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‘Tour de Mon’ Bike Ride Returns Sept. 14

August 20, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo)

The ninth-annual Tour de Mon bike ride will return to the Great Allegheny Passage on Sept. 14.

U.S. Steel has signed on as the presenting sponsor, said Maury Burgwin, executive director of the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual trek, which begins and ends at the historic "Pump House" near the Waterfront in Munhall.

“Tour de Mon” is a pleasure ride, not a race. Riders have their choice of going a full 20 miles to Boston and back; 15 miles to McKeesport and back; 10 miles to Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Bridge and back, or eight miles to Duquesne and back.

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Open House Will Show Off Reborn Wilmerding Community Center

August 20, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Above: New fitness equipment is shown as it's being unpacked at the Wilmerding Community Center, located on Ice Plant Hill. (Submitted photo)

Organizers of the new Wilmerding Community Center will hold an open house this Saturday (Aug. 24) to show off the facility --- and hopefully sign up some members.

Located at the former Wilmerding YMCA, which closed in 2018, the facility has been refurbished and features new fitness equipment, a warm-water swimming pool and other amenities, says Gary Nowading, one of the board members of the new non-profit that has taken over the facility.

The open house begins at 10 a.m. with a VIP reception for local elected officials, donors and other invited guests. From 12 noon to 6 p.m., the facility will be open to everyone for tours, Nowading says.

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McKeesport Credit Union Celebrates Opening of Norwin Branch

August 18, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

A McKeesport-based credit union has celebrated the opening of its first branch location.

Parkview Community Federal Credit Union’s North Huntingdon Twp. branch is located at 12260 Route 30, near the Norwin Towne Square shopping center.

A spokeswoman said the branch was designed to be “tech-savvy and eco-friendly.”

A grand opening celebration was held Aug. 10. Regular hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended evening hours on Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday Village Entertainment Rained Out; Fireworks Rescheduled to Wednesday

August 14, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Heavy rain that passed through the Mon-Yough area on Tuesday afternoon forced the cancellation of most of the opening night entertainment at McKeesport's 60th International Village.

Although the band Zabava did perform as scheduled in the Jakomas Blue-Top Pavilion at Renziehausen Park, dancing and music on the main stage was called off due to hazardous conditions in the area surrounding Stephen Barry Field.

The planned opening ceremony, as well as fireworks, have been rescheduled for tonight, a spokesperson said. Gates open at 3 p.m. and main stage entertainment is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Food and most craft booths remained open until 9 p.m. Tuesday, when the gates closed.

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Renzie Market Continues Through October; Vendors Welcomed

August 14, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

CORRECTED after publication to clarify the Renzie Market is a general market, not just a farmer's market. (Aug. 21)

(Photos courtesy Renzie Market via Facebook)

Halfway through its third year, the weekly market at Renziehausen Park is still going strong, even if not everyone in the Mon-Yough area is aware of it.

Joelle Harbert, vice president of the Renzie Market committee, said the current season will wrap up Oct. 12.

Despite being around since 2016, "many of our neighbors have never heard about the market," she said. Located behind the city's No. 2 fire station at the intersection of Eden Park Boulevard and Tulip Drive, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

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Family, Friends Gather to Honor Singer-Songwriter Beaumont

August 12, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

Family of the late Jimmy Beaumont gathered at Renziehausen Park on Sunday to unveil a new street sign erected in honor of the late lead singer of The Skyliners.

Beaumont's grandchildren had the honor of revealing the sign on stage at the Lions Bandshell before a concert by the remaining members of the vocal group.

Beaumont, who was born in Pittsburgh but lived in McKeesport's Myer Park neighborhood for nearly 50 years, died in 2017 at the age of 76.

"We truly don't take it for granted that we had a star here in the City of McKeesport," Mayor Michael Cherepko said, "and without question as proud as Jimmy was to be a McKeesport resident, as a city, we were every bit as proud to have him here."

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‘Village for Kids’ Kicks Off Monday at Bandshell

August 05, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport's 60th International Village will kick off with a Village for Kids from 12 to 4 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 12) at the Lions Bandshell in Renziehausen Park. 

The family-friendly event is free of charge and will include plenty of food and fun.  Activities include crafts, games, and inflatable rides. 

“It’s an exciting opportunity to offer something like this for kids in and around the area because it brings everyone together for a day of excitement and fun while getting to know our neighbors,” said organizer Alison Piccolino.

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LifeSpan Plans Summer Party, Oktoberfest

July 25, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

LifeSpan will host a summer party Friday for older adults at its Mon Valley Senior Resource Center, located in Olympia Shopping Center, Walnut Street, Versailles.

The party will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include lunch and entertainment by John Sarkis. Admission is $10 per person.

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AIU Slates Job Fair for Teachers, Paraprofessionals Friday

July 22, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny Intermediate Unit will host a job fair for teachers and other educators from 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday, a spokeswoman said.

The American Association for Employment in Education Summer Job Fair will be held at the AIU's central office, 475 E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead.

Nearly 50 school districts and employers from throughout the United States will be on hand to interview and hire candidates.

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Donors, Sponsors Needed for International Village Webcast

July 21, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

With less than a month to go until McKeesport's International Village, we're getting ready for our annual video broadcast of events, live from Renziehausen Park.

We would like to raise $1,250. Donations may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. All donors will be acknowledged on our website, in a sign on our booth at International Village, and during the broadcasts.

For the first time, you can now contribute online, securely, using our GoFundMe page. All donations will be tracked and managed by GoFundMe's charitable organization team.

We have already spent $458 to purchase badly needed new equipment.

For $135, we will make a minimum of one 30-second announcement every hour during the broadcast for your group, business or organization, plus we will run an ad on Tube City Online for at least 30 days.

For $250, we will make a minimum of one 60-second announcement every hour to promote your group, business or organization, plus we will run an ad on Tube City Online for at least 60 days.

We'll also promote your group, business or organization on Twitter and Facebook.

Any excess funds raised will go to support Tube City Almanac, the free Tube City Almanac obituaries, Internet radio WMCK.FM and the International Village website, which we maintain at no cost to city taxpayers.

Thank you so much for your support!


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