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HSCC, Church to Host HIV Awareness Event

February 27, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Human Services Center Corp. will hold an HIV/AIDS awareness day event for women and girls from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, 719 Duquesne Blvd., a spokeswoman said.

The event will include speakers, prizes, free dinner and confidential HIV testing.

Reservations can be made by calling Deanna at (412) 829-7112 or emailing Attendees who want to be entered into a raffle must RSVP by March 2.


LifeSpan Seeks Walkers for May 9 Event

February 26, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

LifeSpan, a Homestead-based agency that serves seniors throughout the Mon Valley and South Hills, is encouraging local residents to signup for Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community.

The walk will be held May 9 at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh's North Side. This year, the walk will benefit more than 90 health and human service organizations. The 2019 Pittsburgh Walk for a Healthy Community raised $433,328.

All funds raised by LifeSpan will go directly to LifeSpan, a spokeswoman said. Donations may be made through the Highmark website at Select “Pittsburgh” and then choose “LifeSpan.”

LifeSpan's goal is to raise $10,000. For more information,  contact Mike Dunn at (412) 464-1300, extension 145, or email


PSU Trustees OK Science Lab
Updates at McKeesport Campus

February 26, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

(Architect’s rendering courtesy Penn State University)

The Penn State University board of trustees has approved a proposed $14.7 million project to modernize the science building at the Greater Allegheny Campus in McKeesport.

The improvements to the 21,700-square-foot Ostermayer Laboratory were recommended last week by the trustees’ committee on finance, business and capital planning and ratified by the full board on Friday.

Ostermayer Laboratory was built in 1972-73. Renovations are expected to begin this spring and to be completed in early 2021.

Turner Construction Co. of Pittsburgh was chosen as the design build team.

The company has worked on projects at other Penn State campuses and Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh; as well as the five-story K. Leroy Irvis Science Center at Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus and the new Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills.

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White Oak Posts Upcoming Events

February 25, 2020 |

By Christy Walters | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

White Oak police officers and officers from surrounding departments will be participating in Tips for Cops night at Twin Oaks Restaurant, Rainbow Village Shopping Center, on March 9, a spokesperson said.

Officers will be waiting tables from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and serving a limited menu. One-hundred percent of tips and 10 percent of every check will go toward Sampson’s Mills Church food pantry. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles and a bake sale.

The second annual Cops and Kids basketball program will meet Wednesdays in March from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the gym at Francis McClure Elementary School, 500 Longvue Drive. Pre-registration is not required and the program is open to all kids in fourth through 12th grade.

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Christy Park Church Slates Pancake Breakfast

February 25, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Christy Park United Methodist Church, 29th and Beale streets, will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 noon March 21, a spokeswoman said. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Cookbooks also will be on sale.


Lunch, Show March 24 for WN Seniors

February 25, 2020 |

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

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., will hold its monthly lunch and show on March 24, a spokesperson said. The featured artist is Jessie Glover, who will feature tunes from the “Rat Pack” as well as classic rock and roll favorites. Tickets are $5, plus $2 for the cost of lunch. For more information or to order tickets, call (724) 872-4976.

In addition, polka musician, bandleader and Peppermint Records artist Mikey Dee will return to the center for a show on March 30. To register or order lunch, call the center.


W. Newton Church Posts Activities

February 25, 2020 |

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

The First Church of God in West Newton wil sponsor a bus trip to PNC Park on June 6 when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the St. Louis Cardinals during a “Faith Day” event at the ballpark.

The price is $50 and includes a $10 voucher for concessions at the game. The bus departs the parking lot at West Newton Elementary School at 2 p.m. and the game begins at 4:05 p.m. For tickets, call Kathy at (724) 872-6047.

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After Public Outcry, Forward Twp. Road Reopens

February 19, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

PennDOT workers remove barricades from Bunola River Road in Forward Twp. on Wednesday morning. The agency has reopened a section of the road that is restricted to one alternating lane, and installed new traffic lights. (Photo courtesy state Sen. Jim Brewster)

After public outcry and pressure from local elected officials, the state Department of Transportation on Wednesday morning reopened a portion of Bunola River Road in Forward Twp. that was closed to traffic in January.

A new permanent traffic signal has been installed that includes an uninterrupted power source and a radar-detection system to identify when a car is waiting to enter the one-lane section of road, said Steve Cowan, district spokesman for PennDOT.

Motorists should not have to wait more than 60 seconds until the light detects them, he said.

PennDOT also is installing new signs, stop bars and barriers to better define the section near Lock & Dam No. 3 that is restricted to one alternating lane of traffic, Cowan said.

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W. Newton Church Schedules Lasagna Dinner

February 18, 2020 |

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

The First Church of God in West Newton will host a lasagna dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 21 to raise money for a trip to Gamerco, N.M., a spokesman said.

The dinner will be at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant, 109 South Second St. Tickets are $12 and include lasagna, salad, dessert and a beverage. Meals may be taken out or eaten in.

Tickets are available at the church, the restaurant or Dar’s Beauty Salon, or by calling (724) 872-7467.

The church also is planning a bus trip Sept. 28 and 29 to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., followed by a dinner cruise on the Ohio River and an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn in Covington, Ky.

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Byzantine Church Posts Liturgy Schedule

February 18, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy Facebook)

St. Mary’s Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church, 318 26th St., Christy Park is welcoming visitors and new members.

A spokesman said the church, known for its colorful, traditional murals, has adult education at 9 a.m. Sundays, with discussions of Christianity from the Byzantine perspective. The divine liturgy is celebrated in English at 10 a.m. and is followed by fellowship.

For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page or call (412) 673-5552.


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