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McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center
is seeking a Community Liaison.

Part-time professional position. Responsibilities include community outreach, managing membership program, public relations, gift shop management, some administrative duties. Requires some nights/weekends & ability to travel to events within region. Computer & sales experience a must. The Community Liaison works closely with Board of Directors, History/Research staff, and volunteers.

Computer skills required, including Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience in online sales & web publishing preferred.  Must have excellent communication skills & be creative & attentive to detail. Multi-tasking & problem-solving skills needed. Fundraising experience necessary; familiarity w/museum concepts, practices, procedures a plus. Ability to lift 30 lbs. and climb a ladder. The Heritage Center is a local history museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history of McKeesport and surrounding communities.

Please send resume & cover letter to: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132 or email

30D 6/13/19-7/13/19

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Summer Concert Series Begins Sunday With Vogues

June 15, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Chuck Blasko's Vogues kick off McKeesport's summer concert series at Renziehausen Park with a free show at 7 p.m. Sunday.

All of the concerts are held weather-permitting at the Lions Bandshell in Renzie, adjacent to Eden Park Boulevard. Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Refreshments are available and members of the McKeesport Lions Club will be collecting gently used prescription eyeglasses that are redistributed to people who cannot afford them, a spokeswoman said.

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Opioid Prevention Workshop Rescheduled for July 24

June 15, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A free community meeting to discuss opioid abuse and prevention has been rescheduled.

The event, which was to be held Thursday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 24 at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., a spokeswoman said.

The discussion will be led by members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity at the University of Pittsburgh and will include information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction, as well as a panel discussion and training on the use of naloxone, a drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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Grand Opening Planned Saturday for Renzie Dog Park

June 13, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

City officials will celebrate the grand opening of a new dog park at Renziehausen Park on Saturday with a "leash-cutting" ceremony at 10 a.m.

Vendors with refreshments, dog licensing information and other items also will be available during the celebration scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new facility, located near the Sulphur Springs access road, off Eden Park Boulevard at Palm Street.

The dog park's opening also will coincide with the first day of this summer's Renzie Farmers' Market, located behind No. 2 Fire Station.

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Celebration Will Mark Opening of New Machinist Training Center

June 12, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Workers maneuver a lathe into a new training classroom at the former McKeesport Daily News Building. New Century Careers is holding an open house in the space on Thursday. (Photo special to Tube City Almanac)

Community members and elected officials are being invited to tour a space that will soon be used to train machinists for jobs in manufacturing.

New Century Careers is holding the open house and VIP reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Tube City Center for Business and Innovation, 409 Walnut St. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The Pittsburgh-based non-profit is offering its "quick-train" introduction to manufacturing curriculum in McKeesport for the first time.

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'Yappy Happy Hour' Benefits White Oak Shelter

June 11, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

Above: White Oak Mayor Ina Marton enjoys the company of Luke and Chewie during the Yappy Happy Hour on Friday, which was organized by the White Oak Animal Safe Haven fundraising committee.

The event included puppy-friendly lattes and ice cream treats for humans provided by McFeely's Gourmet Chocolate.

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Library Posts Upcoming June Programs

June 11, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Healthy Snack: The library will mark "National Eat Your Vegetables Day" by serving free, healthy snacks from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 17 on the library grounds.

Reading Social: The Reading Social group will be viewing and discussing the PBS-TV American Masters presentation of "And Still I Rise," a biography of the late poet, activist, writer and playwright Maya Angelou. The discussion at 12:30 p.m. June 19 will meet at the library and is free and open to the public.

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$344K State Grant Will Fund City-Wide Safety, Traffic Improvements

June 04, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

* CORRECTION: This story was corrected after publication.

Audible sensors for the sight-impaired will be added to this busy intersection with the help of a state grant. (Photo special to Tube City Almanac)

McKeesport officials will create a traffic safety program to look for ways to improve pedestrian safety and reduce speeding and accidents in the city.

In addition, the busy intersection of Lysle Boulevard and Coursin Street --- where "near misses" between cars and pedestrians are frequent --- will get improved crossing signals, and the intersection of Versailles and Evans avenues will be entirely revamped.

The improvements are being funded in part through a $344,000 grant from the state's Automated Red-Light Enforcement Fund. The grant was announced last week by state Sen. Jim Brewster and state Rep. Austin Davis.

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Two Oldies Dances in June at White Oak Legion

May 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

DJs Candy and Mike will spin music from the 1950s and early '60s when American Legion Gen. Smedley D. Butler Post 701 in White Oak holds its next oldies dances.

The dances are scheduled for June 8 and 15, a spokesman said. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music continues until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.


Chorale Slates Spring Concert June 9 in White Oak

May 28, 2019 |

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

The Mon Yough Chorale will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. June 9, a spokeswoman said.

Entitled "Longing," the concert will be held at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, Dianne Ribecca said. Tickets are $8 and available at the door.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the concert, in the church hall. The concert is scheduled to be recorded for re-broadcast on WMCK.FM Internet radio, Ribecca said.

For more information on the chorale's spring and summer schedule, visit the website.


Farmer's Market Vouchers Available at LifeSpan Locations

May 23, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

UPDATED to clarify that proxy forms are only required for people unable to get their vouchers in person.

Allegheny County residents 60 years and older who are on low or fixed incomes can get up to $20 in free, fresh produce from neighborhood farmer's markets this summer, with the help of a voucher program.

According to an spokesperson, the vouchers may be used through Nov. 30 to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer.

The vouchers will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at LifeSpan Senior Resource Centers across Allegheny County, including Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles; 530 Miller Ave., Clairton; and at 308 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, as well as at other participating senior citizen centers.

Vouchers are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible residents should bring valid ID with them.

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