Walnut Street Work Begins Monday

January 20, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Traffic will be restricted on Walnut Street beginning Monday morning so that crews can install new sewer lines, a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said.

Lane restrictions will be in place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between 11th and 12th avenues, weather-permitting, continuing through late February, PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said.

Crews from Wilson Excavating will conduct sewer installation work.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only, Cowan said.


Chorale Seeks Members, First Meeting Jan. 22

January 06, 2023 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Chorale, a community chorus, will begin rehearsals for its Spring session at 7 p.m. Jan. 22, a spokeswoman said. 

Rehearsals are held at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak. Chorale president Donna Dineen said all sections are open, with a great need of tenors and basses.

“If you’ve sung in your high school, college or church choir in the past and are looking to get back to singing, this is a great opportunity,” she said. “There are no auditions. Just sit in on a rehearsal and then decide if you want to join.  For more information, visit our website, monyoughchorale.org.”


NAMI McKeesport to Meet Jan. 4

December 28, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

NAMI McKeesport, a support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 in room F122 of the Frable Building of Penn State Greater Allegheny. The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

Updates on programs and other information will be discussed.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

For more information about NAMI McKeesport, call (412) 527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline, call (412) 366-3788 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.namikeystonepa.org.


Winners of NV Twp. Holiday Contest Announced

December 21, 2022 |

By Dianne Ribecca | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. has announced winners of the holiday light contest for 2022.

Township Commissioner Tracy Yusko said this year’s winners are:

• Thomas residence at 785 Angeline Dr. won Best Children’s Theme.

• Procacina residence at 206 Taylor St. won the Traditionally Elegant category.

• Clark Griswold award went to the Nichol residence at 302 Lincoln Ave.

Each of those homes won a $50 gift card for Home Depot.

The Connelly residence at 515 Cedarhurst Dr. won the Best Overall category and was awarded a $100 gift card for Home Depot.


Test Program Offers Discounted Transit Fares

December 05, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, State & Region

Volunteers and staff from Pittsburghers for Public Transit and members of its “Fair Fares Now” coalition helped spread the word about a discount program during an event Nov. 17 in downtown Pittsburgh. A 12-month experimental program will offer discounted transit rides or $10 credits to eligible Alleghney County residents ages 18 to 64. (Submitted photo courtesy Pittsburghers for Public Transit)

Applications are now being accepted for a pilot program that will provide discounted transit fares for Allegheny County residents on low and fixed incomes.

The discount program is being managed by the county’s Department of Human Services and is limited to people ages 18 to 64 who received benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as of Sept. 30.

Participation is voluntary. Participants will randomly be enrolled in one of three programs and will receive either unlimited free fares on all PRT trips for 12 months; a 50 percent discount for 12 months; or a ConnectCard pre-loaded with $10 in free transportation.

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Angora Gardens Sets Dec. 16 Open House

December 05, 2022 |

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

Angora Gardens will host a holiday open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 featuring photos with Santa, vendors, a miniature village, entertainment and crafts for children, a spokeswoman said.

Donations of gift cards and new holiday-themed items also are being accepted through Dec. 9 for the Mistletoe Magic Mega Auction Basket raffle, said Julie Pecora, program supervisor.

“Come make a memory at Angora Gardens!” she said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our Holiday Open House! ​Our community events are open to everyone and feature unique activities and entertainment for all ages.”

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MAHS Musicians to Perform at Courthouse

December 05, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Area High School orchestra and jazz band will perform this Thursday (Dec. 8) at the Allegheny County courthouse, a spokeswoman said.

The orchestra will perform at 12 noon and the jazz band at 12:50 p.m. on the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., downtown Pittsburgh.

Concerts are free and open to the public, and are also broadcast on the Grant Street side of the courthouse so downtown shoppers and workers may enjoy the concert, county spokeswoman Amie Downs said.

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Mon Yough Chorale Sets Holiday Performances

December 02, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo via Facebook)

The Mon Yough Chorale will be presenting its annual Christmas concert, “Songs of the Season,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, president Donna Dineen announced. 

Admission is free but a goodwill offering will be accepted. All monies collected will help defray the cost of hosting the state-wide competition, Saengerfest, in June 2023, which we will be hosted by the local group.

A cookie reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit the chorale’s website.

In addition, the chorale is performing at 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., in a concert sponsored by the library and the McKeesport Music Club. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the library’s website.


Kennywood Blvd. Delays Possible Next Week

December 02, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Delays are possible next week on Kennywood Boulevard while crews inspect the bridge that crosses the Union Railroad yard, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions on the Route 837 bridge over the Union Railroad tracks between Overland Avenue and North Second Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5-8, weather permitting, said Steve Cowan, PennDOT spokesman.

Crews from The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. and the Sofis Rigging Co. will conduct the inspection work. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns.


AIU Sets Career Fair for Dec. 7

December 01, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Local residents interested in careers as special education teachers, paraprofessionals, physical and speech therapists and in other positions are invited to a career fair on Wednesday in Homestead.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit will hold a Special Education Career Fair at its headquarters, 475 East Waterfront Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

To register, email recruitment@aiu3.net, but a spokeswoman said walk-ins will be welcome.

The AIU operates three schools for children with multiple and complex needs that foster the growth of academic, social and employment skills needed for independence. It also provides a variety of special education supports and services to students throughout Allegheny County.

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