Senior Wellness & Safety Expo Slated for Sept. 27

August 20, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Local legislators will team up to offer free flu vaccinations, safety and health information, and outreach for veterans at an event Sept. 27 at the Palisades ballroom, Fifth Avenue at Water Street, Downtown.

The Senior Wellness & Safety Expo is sponsored by state Sen. Jim Brewster and state Rep. Austin Davis, both of McKeesport.

A spokeswoman said the free event begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m., and will include door prizes and refreshments. A Mobile Veteran Outreach Van is scheduled to be onsite.

For more information, call Brewster's office at (412) 664-5200 or Davis' office at (412) 664-0035.


Church Hosts Flea Market Saturday

August 17, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 220 Eighth Ave. at Market Street, Downtown, will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18), a spokeswoman said.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit a local animal shelter and the church and refreshments will be available. Tables cost $10.


Rain Dampens Opening Night at 59th International Village

August 14, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

The first night of McKeesport's 59th International Village was a rain-out.

Severe weather forced the cancellation of most of the main stage entertainment, although the Pittsburgh Firefighters Memorial Pipe Band and "American Idol" contestant Aubrey Burchell did perform during an opening ceremony.

Fireworks scheduled for tonight will be presented on Wednesday, instead.

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Dravosburg Plans Birthday Bash for Borough's 115th

August 02, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

"Dravosburgh," as depicted in a portion of an 1877 lithograph by Eli L. Hayes and published by Titus, Simmons and Titus of Philadelphia. Courtesy of David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University.

Dravosburg Borough will celebrate its 115th anniversary with fireworks, a petting zoo, picnic and parade.

Festivities start Aug. 24 at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth Twp., followed by the parade and picnic on Aug. 25, said Jan Catalogna of the Dravosburg Community Archives. Doug Baxter serves as the group's president.

"If anyone is looking for some old-fashioned summer fun, then the place to be is Dravosburg, beginning at noon Aug. 25," Catalogna said.

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Tickets on Sale for MHS Hall of Fame Induction

July 31, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash, Allegheny County Judge David Spurgeon and members of the "McKeesport 23" will be among the newest alumni to be inducted into the McKeesport High School Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Sept. 22 at Stratigos Banquet Centre, Colonial Manor Road, North Huntingdon Twp.

The inductees were announced by the McKeesport-based Consortium for Public Education. Tickets are on sale now for $50, and congratulations messages to be shown during the dinner also are being accepted.

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Library's August Events Include Local Author, Movie

July 31, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Local author Linda Goodlin will discuss her book "From Across the Pond" during a free event Aug. 8 at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.

The discussion by Goodlin, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, is just one of the events planned in August, a spokeswoman said.

"From Across the Pond" tells the fictional story of Joseph Millward, who moves from Wales with his wife, Anna, to the coal mining town of Rocktown, Pa., where immigrants from Poland, Italy, German, Ireland and other countries mingle. After a mine explosion, residents want to know --- was it an accident or murder?

Signed copies of the book will be available during the discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in the children's room of the main library, 1507 Library Ave. To register or get more information, call (412) 672-0625.

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Port Vue Celebrates 'Fun to Be a Kid' Day Sunday

July 28, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Port Vue will mark "Fun to Be a Kid Day" from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, a spokesperson said.

The event will be held at the Romine Avenue ball field and is free to all children who are borough residents. It includes games, activities, prizes, a free T-shirt and refreshments, and a bicycle will be raffled.

Due to inclement weather, the movie scheduled for Friday night --- "Despicable Me 3" --- was cancelled, and a make-up date will be announced.


Long-Awaited Bowman Ave. Paving Project Begins

July 25, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

(Submitted photo: City of McKeesport)

The long-awaited reconstruction of Bowman Avenue in the city's Highland Grove neighborhood began this week. Above, McKeesport city Administrator Tom Maglicco and Mayor Michael Cherepko visit the construction site.

A spokeswoman said no through traffic is allowed on Bowman Avenue while the work is being done. The posted detour takes motorists inbound to McKeesport from North Versailles Twp. from East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard down Westinghouse Avenue to Fifth Avenue.

Drivers heading toward North Versailles from McKeesport should use Fifth Avenue to Route 30 or Westinghouse Avenue, the spokeswoman said.

Residents of the neighborhood may use Elm Street to access Cronemeyer, Highland and Bowman avenues.

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Work Continues to Rehab Renzie Park Pavilions

July 25, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, News

Work continues on the rehabilitation of five pavilions at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport.

The general contractor for four of the pavilions is Plavchak Construction Co. of Jefferson Hills. The work includes new roofs, signage, benches and other updates to pavilions 1, 2, 3 and 7 at a cost of $184,750.

Funding is being provided through a special allocation from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, which is supported by Allegheny County's 1 percent sales tax.

A fifth pavilion is scheduled to be renovated with the help of the McKeesport Lions Club.

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Idlewild Picnic Slated for NV Twp. Residents

July 25, 2018 |

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

The North Versailles Twp. Idlewild Picnic will be held on Aug. 17, a spokesperson said. Tickets are $30 per person, with children ages 2 and under free.

A bus will be available to transport residents to the picnic. The bus departs the Walmart park and ride lot at 10 a.m. Tickets must be purchased no later than Aug. 10 at the township's Parks and Recreation office, 1401 Greensburg Pike, or residents can call (412) 823-6602 ext. 104 for information.


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