City NAACP Slates Holiday Party Dec. 8

November 27, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Unit of the NAACP will hold its annual holiday party from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Common Ground Building (former YWCA), 410 Ninth Ave., a spokeswoman said. For more information, email buffy0185@aol.com.

 

State Grant Will Aid Trail Improvements in Elizabeth Twp., Lincoln

November 23, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

A $170,500 state grant will help restore and repair portions of the Great Allegheny Passage that travel through Elizabeth Twp. and Lincoln Borough.

The grant was made by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to the Regional Trail Corp., a spokesperson said. It will pay for rehabilitation of 9.8 miles of the hiking-biking trail between the Buena Vista section of the township and a portion of the trail that bypasses the Dura-Bond plant in Liberty Borough.

The project includes installation of new access gates, improvements for people using wheelchairs, new signage and other repairs.

 
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NVT Will Participate in Troop Banner Program

November 23, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

Inspired by a growing trend in Western Pennsylvania, North Versailles Twp. commissioners agreed to participate in the Military Banner Tribute Program.

Commission Vice President Sam Juliano and Commissioner George Thompson said the banners will be displayed along Route 30 and other roads.

“It’s a nice honor," Thompson said. "Bethel Park, for example, has over 100 of them on their streets.” The banners will be paid for by families of service members and will be on display from Memorial Day to Veterans Day, according to township manager Patricia Logo.

Dravosburg, East Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Port Vue also have participated in the troop banners program.

For more information, visit www.troopbanners.com.

 

North Versailles Twp. Posts Holiday Events, Decorating Contest

November 21, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

East Allegheny Marching Band will hold a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus on the morning of Dec. 15 at the North Versailles Twp. community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave.

On behalf of the parks and recreation department, township Commissioner Tracy Yusko said that other upcoming events include the North Versailles Twp. Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

The township will hold a contest to choose the "best decorated house," beginning on Dec. 1, with judging on Dec. 14. To nominate your own house or someone else's, call the township office at (412) 823-6602.

Home Depot gift cards will be presented to the winners at the Christmas party, Yusko said.

 

Free Home-Heating Workshop Scheduled Nov. 27

November 16, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Representatives from Duquesne Light and state Rep. Austin Davis will be available Nov. 27 to answer questions about assistance for people who have trouble paying their heating bills over the winter.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave.

“These are important programs that I want people in my district to know about,” Davis said. “No one – especially not our children or elderly neighbors – should have to go cold this winter, and no family should have to choose between buying food and paying their heating bill.”

 
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Holiday Celebrations Scheduled in Duquesne, McKeesport, White Oak

November 16, 2018 |

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

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Duquesne, McKeesport and White Oak are all getting ready for the Christmas season.

Duquesne

Duquesne’s annual "Tis the Season" celebration is slated for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

Festivities will begin in Duquesne City Park and conclude with a community celebration in city hall. Local youth will perform in the city’s annual pageant, which includes a live nativity scene.

After the pageant, children may visit with Santa, and everyone can share refreshments and community camaraderie.

 
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Olympian Cash Will Serve as Grand Marshal for City's 54th Santa Parade

November 15, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

(Tube City Almanac file photo)


Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash will serve as grand marshal Saturday for McKeesport's 54th annual Salute to Santa Parade.

The event gets underway at 11 a.m. Saturday with a lineup of nearly 60 parade units, including Shriners' clowns, local police and firefighters, marching band members from McKeesport Area, Serra Catholic and West Mifflin Area high schools, cheerleaders from the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys & Girls Club, and several local drill teams.

Weather permitting, the event along Fifth Avenue, Downtown, will be streamed by Tube City Community Media Inc. live on the Tube City Online Facebook page.

Cash, a retired professional basketball player who was named a WNBA All-Star four times, is a McKeesport Area High School and University of Connecticut graduate who won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics with the U.S. women's basketball team. She currently serves as director of franchise development for the WNBA's New York Liberty.

 
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White Oak Kicks Off Holidays With Concert, Tree-Lighting

November 14, 2018 |

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

White Oak will kick off the holiday season with concerts and a tree-lighting ceremony this Saturday.

The event, to be held at Rainbow Volunteer Fire Co.'s hall on Route 48, will includes visits with Santa Claus and a pancake brunch, a spokeswoman said.

The "Season of Lights" celebration includes a pancake and sausage brunch at the fire hall, 2916 Jacks Run Road, from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Ages 16 and under may attend for free, while the cost is $2 for ages 17 and over.

Kids may have their photos taken with Santa, and "goody bags" will be available for children while supplies last.

 
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Kids, WQED's Fennimore Will Bake Thanksgiving Pies Monday

November 12, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

WQED-TV's Chris Fennimore will be the celebrity guest on Monday when Christy Park United Methodist Church holds its monthly "Kids' Kitchen."

Fennimore, an author and host of the station's popular "QED Cooks" segments, will help kids make pies for the upcoming Community Thanksgiving Dinner, scheduled for Nov. 22 at Beulah Park United Methodist Church, a spokeswoman said.

All kids from the area are invited to participate, and parents may stick around as well. The event is free and open from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Christy Park UMC, 436 29th Ave. For more information, call (412) 678-3110.

 

Interfaith Service for Shooting Victims Scheduled

November 02, 2018 |

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

Local civic leaders and the White Oak Interfaith Ministerium will hold a memorial service Saturday for the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life-Or L'Simcha Congregation in Squirrel Hill.

The service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Francis McClure Elementary School, 500 Longvue Drive, White Oak, a spokeswoman said.

The interfaith ministerium includes members of the Jewish, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Church of Christ and independent Christian communities. Members of several congregations are expected to participate in Saturday's event.

 
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