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Angora Gardens Posts October Calendar

September 30, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

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Thursday yoga classes with Alice Kemp will be returning to Angora Gardens in White Oak this winter, and wreath and crochet classes will resume in November, a spokeswoman has announced.

The health and wellness center, operated by UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Mon Yough, has released its October schedule, and also is seeking volunteers.

“Volunteering at Angora Gardens is an extremely rewarding experience that provides a valuable service for our community,” says Julie Pecora, program supervisor. “We offer volunteer activities for adults and youth.”

Individuals, families, scout and church groups, schools, corporate teams and others seeking community service hours are encouraged to participate.

The facility is located at 3 Muse Lane in White Oak Park.

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Library Hosts Lunch, Local Poet on Friday

September 15, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo via Twitter)

Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host a “lunch on the lawn” Friday as part of its continuing celebration of “Love Your Library Month,” then will welcome local poet Kristofer Collins, who will read some of his work.

A spokesperson said the Sept. 16 lunch begins at 11 a.m. and will feature quiche, salad and a beverage. Funnel cakes also will be available for an additional $5. Events will be held outside, weather-permitting.

At 2 p.m., Collins will read from his work. He is the editor of the Pittsburgh Book Review, books editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, a contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and co-host of the Summer Poetry Series at Hemingway’s in Oakland.

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Shriners Band Comes to Renzie on Sunday

September 15, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo courtesy Shriners Band of Pittsburgh)

The swing-style Shriners’ band of the Syria Temple is coming to the Lions Bandshell at Renziehausen Park at 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 18), a spokesperson said.

The concert is being presented by the Carnegie Library of McKeesport and the McKeesport Music Club.

The first all-Shriner band in North America, the Shriners Band of Pittsburgh is affiliated with the Syria Temple Shriners, headquartered in Cheswick. The band traces its history back more than 100 years and regularly plays concerts throughout the mid-Atlantic states to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Baby Joeys Hop Into Hospital Courtyard

September 15, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

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Baby kangaroos visited with health care workers on Wednesday afternoon in the courtyard of UPMC McKeesport hospital.

The joeys, raised on Aldinger Farms near Harrisburg, also visited UPMC East hospital in Monroeville.

“For the past two years, health care workers have faced numerous challenges,” said a UPMC spokesperson. “Bringing the kangaroos to visit UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport and spend some time with the employees is a fun way to recognize their hard work and dedication.”

Shown with one of the baby kangaroos is Beth VanGelder, an environmental services employee in the operating room.


Kane Fun Walk Will Raise Funds for Activities

September 15, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

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Organizers are getting ready for the 11th annual “Joan Burns Fun Walk 4 Kane,” which will be held this Saturday to raise money for activities for residents of Allegheny County's four Kane skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Kane McKeesport, 100 Ninth Ave. at Water Street, and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. A picnic on the Kane lawn will follow. The first 100 people to register will receive a T-shirt.

The registration fee is $20, but will be waved for anyone who turns in donations and pledges of $50 or more, a spokesperson said.

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License Plate Replacement Event Today

September 14, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

State Rep. Austin Davis and Allegheny County police will host a free event today (Sept. 15) to help Mon Valley residents replace damaged or hard-to-read license plates.

The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rainbow Volunteer Fire Co., 2916 Jacks Run Road, White Oak.

The event is being held to help residents replace standard-issue license plates only and cannot accommodate specialty, vanity or handicap plates. New plates will not be issued at the event.

Registration is required prior to the event by calling Davis’s office at (412) 664-0035. Davis’s staff will help complete the necessary paperwork for a replacement license ahead of time to streamline the process. Attendees will need to bring a valid driver’s license and current registration to the event.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department will also be at the event to collect unused or expired medications to dispose of them safely.


Resale Shop Holding Vendor Event Oct. 8

September 14, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Fifth and Rebecca Resale Shop, located in the former Weinberg Service Station in upper 10th Ward, will host a vintage flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8, a spokeswoman said.

Multiple vendors will be selling new and antique items, including home furnishings, housewares, clothing, signage, and seasonal fall and Halloween items.

In addition, mums and corn stalks will be available, and there will be a bake sale as well as refreshments from Salsa Sam’s food truck.

The resale shop is located on West Fifth Avenue at Rebecca Street.


Chamber Slates 11th Annual Tour de Mon

September 14, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

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Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual “Tour de Mon” bike ride on Sept. 24, a spokesman said.

Registration will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the pump house, located at the south entrance to the Waterfront, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall, said Maury Burgwin, chamber director.

Cyclists will then travel the Great Allegheny Passage before returning to the pump house for lunch and a concert by the Robinson Power Band.

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W.N. Library Accepting Book, Jewelry Donations

August 30, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

West Newton Public Library is accepting donations of gently used books and old jewelry for upcoming sales.

A spokesperson said that following the recent successful used book sale, the library needs to replenish its book sale room. The library is seeking newer adult fiction hardcover, paperback, biographies, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs and audio tapes.

The library is not currently accepting used cookbooks, Bibles, encyclopedias or textbooks for resale.

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Mon Yough Chorale Seeks New Members

August 24, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A local community choir is seeking new members for the fall season.

“If you sang in high school, college, church, or even the shower, come and see what we’re all about,” said Donna Dineen, president of the Mon Yough Chorale.

The group will be preparing for the Christmas concert season, Dineen said. No auditions are necessary and there is no obligation, she said.

Created in 2001 following the merger of the McKeesport Choraliers and the White Oak Community Singers, the Mon Yough Chorale will meet for its first rehearsal of the season at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak. Parking is available behind the church.

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