Spaghetti Dinner Oct. 10 Will Benefit Food Pantries

October 07, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Shidle Lodge No. 601 of the Free & Accepted Masons will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin, a spokesman said.

Proceeds will benefit local food pantries.

Attendees can have "all you can eat" for $7, and takeout items will be available.

For more information, call Dean Williams at (724) 875-9969 or Ben Douglas at (724) 681-5451.

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Flea Market Slated Saturday at St. Stephen's

October 02, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 5), a spokeswoman said.

Proceeds benefit Animal Full Life Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter located in Wilkinsburg, and the church.

Tables will be available for vendors and refreshments will be sold. The sale will be held in the undercroft (social hall) of the church, 220 Eighth Ave. at Walnut Street, next to the McKeesport post office.

Items also may be donated for sale. Any gently used item is acceptable except for clothing and electronics.

For more information, call (412) 673-0504.


Author, Retired Colonel to Speak About Women Marines Oct. 10

October 02, 2019 |

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

The author of a new book about the history of women in the U.S. Marine Corps will speak in West Newton Oct. 10.

The West Newton Library is hosting the discussion by retired Col. Nancy P. Anderson at 6 p.m. at the Le Grand Ballroom, South Second Street.

Anderson is a graduate of the Naval War College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the Naval Postgraduate School.  She began her career in the Marine Corps in 1972 and made history in 1977 as the first woman platoon commander at the Marine Corps' Officer Candidates School at Quantico, Va.

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Mon Yough Chorale Slates Hot Dog Cookout, Bake Sale

October 02, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Mon Yough Chorale will hold a hot dog and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Busy Beaver, Oak Park Mall, White Oak.

A spokesman said a hot dog, bag of snacks and a beverage will be sold for $2.50, and baked goods will be sold separately. All proceeds benefit the Mon Yough Chorale, a community chorus that performs throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Members of the chorus also will be on hand to discuss how to join the group. Meetings and open rehearsals are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, Lincoln Way, White Oak.

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Mon Valley HIV/AIDS Walk is Only Such Event in Western Pa.

October 02, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy Human Services Center Corp., via Facebook)

The 19th annual Mon Valley HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk will take place Oct. 5, a spokeswoman said.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Bethlehem Baptist Church, corner of Eighth Avenue and Walnut Street, and the walk sets off at 9:15 a.m. A light breakfast is provided before the walk and lunch is provided afterwards.

The walk route is about two miles long, the spokeswoman said.

Organized by the Human Services Center Corp., based in Turtle Creek, the walk is led by its HIV/AIDS Working Group and continues to be the only HIV/AIDS awareness walk in Western Pennsylvania, said Abbie Godollei, outreach coordinator for HSCC.

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Healthy Village Hosting Anti-Vaping Forum for Parents, Guardians of Teens

September 27, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

People who are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes and “vapes” by their children and grandchildren are invited to a free forum Saturday (Sept. 28) at the Healthy Village Learning Institute.

Founder Keith Murphy said the free information session will begin at 4 p.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes.

The forum is free and open to the public, said Murphy, who hopes to hold additional sessions in the future on the health risks of vaping.

“There was a call from parents and grandparents saying, my kid is doing this stuff,” Murphy says. “Locally, if we know that our kids are vaping inside middle school, inside high school, that, for us, says we have a building problem right now.”

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Gainey to Deliver Keynote at NAACP Dinner Oct. 5

September 26, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy state Rep. Ed Gainey)

State Rep. Ed Gainey will deliver the keynote address Oct. 5 when the McKeesport Unit of the NAACP holds its 59th annual Human Rights Dinner.

An NAACP spokeswoman said Gainey's topic will be, "Where Do We Go From Here?"

The dinner will be held at the Palisades Ballroom, 100 Fifth Ave. at Water Street, Downtown. A reception begins at 5 p.m. and the dinner and program start at 6 p.m.

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West Newton Lions Post Halloween Parade Details

September 26, 2019 |

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

The West Newton Lions Club will hold a community Halloween parade Oct. 26, a spokesperson said.

Marchers should line up at 12:30 p.m. at West Newton Elementary School, 1208 Vine St. The parade will then begin at 1 p.m. with a police escort down Vine Street to the park, where participants will receive treats from members of the Lions Club. 

In the event of rain, treats will be handed out in the gymnasium.

West Newton borough will then hold trick or treat following the parade until 5 p.m., the spokesperson said.

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Senior Wellness Expo to Be Held Thursday at Palisades

September 24, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A scene from the 2015 Senior Wellness and Safety Expo at the Palisades. (Photo courtesy state Sen. Jim Brewster)

Free flu shots and health screenings will be available for older adults during a Senior Wellness and Safety Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) at the Palisades ballroom, 100 Fifth Ave., State Sen. Jim Brewster announced.

“Hosting this event is an excellent opportunity to provide valuable information to our seniors,” Brewster said in a prepared release. “It is also an opportunity to provide them with beneficial health services and screenings.”

Health screenings for hearing, vision, blood pressure, bone density, carbon monoxide and blood glucose will be available.

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Boil Water Advisory in Clairton, Dravosburg Areas Lifted

September 22, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Pennsylvania American Water Co. customers in portions of Allegheny County no longer need to boil their water before use or take any additional precautions, the company announced Sunday.

Acceptable test results were obtained from samples collected on Sept. 20 and 21, and the state Department of Environmental Protection has authorized lifting the advisory.

Clairton, Dravosburg, Homestead, Jefferson Hills, Munhall, Pleasant Hills, West Homestead, West Mifflin and Whitaker were among more than 30 communities affected. The advisory was issued following a massive water-main break Friday morning in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood.


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