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St. Sava Taking Orders For Dec. 4 Fish Fry

November 23, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is taking orders now for a fish fry Dec. 4.

Spokeswoman Dorothy Ikach said all orders must be placed in advance. The deadline is Wednesday (Nov. 25). No sales will be made on the day of the event.

The fish fry comes on the heels of the church’s recent “Small Taste of Serbia” takeout event, Ikach said.

The menu includes hand-breaded haddock on a hard roll. A la carte items include halushki (sauteed cabbage and noodles), Spanish rice, French fries, sauerkraut and bean soup, apple strudel, and palachinke (cheese filled crepes).

 
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Library Limits Services Due to COVID Advisory

November 23, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

UPDATE: On Monday, Carnegie Library of McKeesport announced that no computer use will be permitted.

(Submitted photo via Facebook)

Carnegie Library of McKeesport is temporarily limiting some in-person services due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County.

Beginning this week and continuing for at least two weeks, no browsing or in-person programming will be permitted inside the library or the White Oak branch, said Vincent D’Alesio, acting director.

The temporary restrictions are designed to comply with the Allegheny County Health Department’s “stay-at-home” advisory.

“This service model will be reviewed for changes in two weeks,” D’Alesio said. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”

 
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800 Receive Turkeys During Saturday Giveaway

November 22, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

State Rep. Austin Davis greets a visitor during Saturday’s event. (Submitted photo)


Eight hundred Mon Valley families received free Thanksgiving turkeys and ingredients for side dishes during a giveway Saturday morning at McKeesport Area High School.

The giveaway was held as a drive-through event to ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. McKeesport police helped direct traffic as cars waited along Eden Park Blvd.

The giveaway was arranged by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and state Rep. Austin Davis of McKeesport. Volunteers loaded boxes into the back seats and trunks of cars “bucket-brigade” style in the parking lot of Tiger Stadium.

 
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Fido Walk Kicks Off Saturday Morning

November 20, 2020 |

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

Bella, 8, canine companion of Autumn and Dan Dougherty, models a sweater for tomorrow’s “Fido Walk.” (Submitted photo)


White Oak Rotary Club will host a “fido walk” at 10 a.m. Saturday to raise money for the White Oak Safe Animal Haven.

Rotary member Dan Dougherty said the fundraiser is designed to replace the “Fido Ball” gala usually held in November.

“With COVID-19, that naturally couldn’t happen, so we came up with the idea of a 5K to replace it this year, and call it the Fido Walk,” Dougherty said. “Folks are invited to bring their dogs to walk with them if they’d like, as long as they’re under control and cleaned up after.”

 
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City Angry, Frustrated at LaRosa Club’s Closing

November 19, 2020 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

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City officials, parents and volunteers are blasting a decision by the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania to close the LaRosa Boys & Girls Club on Ravine Street.

The Pittsburgh-based organization notified McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko of the closing in a letter to city hall on Wednesday, and with a posting on its website.

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Lisa Abel-Palmieri, president and chief executive officer of BGCWPA, called the closure a “merger” of the Duquesne and McKeesport programs, and blamed it on declining attendance in McKeesport and the high cost of overhead, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Cherepko and two former directors of the LaRosa club said Abel-Palmieri’s statements are not accurate.

“That story in the Post-Gazette made me sick,” said City Administrator Tom Maglicco, who served as executive director of the club for 13 years and sits on its advisory board. “In my opinion, she’s wrong. There is no doubt in my mind there’s enough kids in this community to fill that club.”

 
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Duquesne Church Plans Thanksgiving Dinners

November 15, 2020 |

By Jason A. Mignanelli | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Christ Soul Saving Station Church, 1013 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, will provide free Thanksgiving dinners to families in need on Nov. 21.

Bishop David Queen, senior pastor, said volunteers from the church will deliver the meals safely. To schedule a delivery, call (412) 689-3955.

Residents in need of a hot meal also may visit the church between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 21, Queen said.

 


Weight Limits Posted on Dravosburg Hill

November 11, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Weight restrictions have been posted on a portion of Dravosburg Hill due to the conditions of one of the overpasses.

Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said the bridge that crosses the Union Railroad tracks near Sandy Lake is restricted to trucks weighing no more than 22 tons, or combination vehicles up to 27 tons.

Warning signs were posted on Richland Avenue and Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard last week.

 
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Bridge Ramp Closed Through Nov. 27

November 11, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The ramp from the south end of the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge to Fifth Avenue in the city’s East End will remain closed through at least Nov. 27 so that crews can repair damaged concrete and expansion joints.

The closure began Wednesday. East Fifth Avenue also serves as state Route 148 between Downtown McKeesport and Route 30.

Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said the work is being done by Michael Facchiano Contracting of Mt. Lebanon.

 
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Davis, Food Bank Slate Turkey Giveaway Nov. 21

November 11, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

About 700 Mon-Yough area families will receive free Thanksgiving dinners with the help of state Rep. Austin Davis, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Turkeys, boxes of stuffing and potatoes as well as canned gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables and sweet potatoes will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Nov. 21 at McKeesport Area High School, 1960 Eden Park Blvd.

Registration is required. Call (412) 460-3663 ext. 655 or visit pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/drive-up to register. The deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 19.

 
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Carrie Furnace Slates Year’s Final Drive-In Films

November 02, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo)


Rivers of Steel National Historic Site, located at the end of the Rankin Bridge in Swissvale, will hold its final “Carrie Carpool Cinema” at the Carrie Furnaces on Friday and Saturday, a spokesperson said.

On Friday, Carrie Carpool Cinema will show “Blade Runner” (R) at 6 p.m. and “Repo Man” at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday’s films are “Do The Right Thing” (R) at 6 p.m. and “The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh” (PG) at 8:25 p.m.

 
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