White Oak Legion Schedules Oldies Dances

May 22, 2018 |

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

DJs Candy and Mike will spin the tunes on May 26 and June 16 when American Legion Gen. Smedley D. Butler Post 701 in White Oak holds its next oldies dances.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and music continues until 11 p.m., a spokesman said. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans' programs.

The legion is located at 2813 Capital St. For more information, call (724) 984-6611.


Art Group Celebrates 60 Years With Spring Show

May 15, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Art Group will celebrate its 60th Anniversary this weekend with one of its largest spring art shows in recent memory.

Scheduled to go on display at 5 p.m. Friday at Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park are 135 entries, including many from area students, said Jan Catalogna, group president.

Awards will be presented during a ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday. Hours are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Catalogna said. There is no admission charge, and original art and crafts will be for sale.

"We have metal working, 3-D art, photography and computer art, in addition to" paintings and drawings, she said.

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LifeSpan Slates Renzie 'Picnic in the Park' May 24

May 13, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

All area seniors are invited to LifeSpan Mon Valley Center's annual "Picnic in the Park" at the Jakomas Blue-Top Pavilion in Renziehausen Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24, a spokeswoman said.

There will be live music from Darryl & Kim playing Motown favorites, along with bingo, dancing and lunch. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (412) 664-5434.


Response to New Transit Plan Positive, Port Authority Says

May 10, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

(Image courtesy Port Authority of Allegheny County)

Port Authority's recently appointed CEO, Katharine Eagan Kelleman, is scheduled to attend a public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight at the Palisades, corner of Fifth Avenue and Water Street, Downtown, to discuss the latest proposed changes to Mon Valley bus routes.

But the public response to the changes --- planned in conjunction with a proposed new Bus Rapid Transit loop between downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland --- have been "overwhelmingly positive," says Adam Brandolph, a spokesman for the transit agency.

Additional public meetings are planned May 14 in downtown Pittsburgh, May 17 in Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood, and May 22 and 24 in Oakland, Brandolph says.

The current proposal would preserve the frequency of 61 A, B and C routes that connect Mon Valley communities such as Braddock, Swissvale, Homestead, West Mifflin, Duquesne and McKeesport with downtown Pittsburgh via Oakland.

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Correction, Not Perfection

May 09, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

Due to an editing error, a story published May 1 about a White Oak borough council meeting was incorrect.

Although White Oak's wastewater is treated by Pennsylvania-American Water Co. at the McKeesport treatment plant, the sewer lines themselves are owned and maintained by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, and have been for several years, according to borough manager John Palyo and Gary Lobaugh, spokesman for the water company.

The mistake was made in editing and was not the fault of the writer. I apologize for the error.

-- Jason Togyer, editor and executive director

Tube City Almanac corrects all known errors of fact, promptly. If you think a news article is factually incorrect and needs to be corrected, please email tubecitytiger@gmail.com or call (412) 614-9659.


Letter Carriers, Volunteers Prepare for 26th Annual Food Drive

May 08, 2018 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank)

Retired postal worker Chuck Jarrell will be up before 6 a.m. this Saturday, buying dozens of donuts for his former colleagues at the McKeesport post office.

"I like to get them all sugared-up before they go out," he says, joking.

Saturday is a special day for the men and women of the McKeesport post office --- and post offices around the country --- as the National Association of Letter Carriers will be running its 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Since 1993, the food drive organized by the postal workers' union has collected 1.6 billion --- that's 1,600,000,000 --- pounds of food for the needy and hungry.

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Nationally Known Catholic Author to Lead Three-Day Mission

May 08, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Author and motivational speaker Jon Leonetti will lead a three-day "mission" at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in June.

Leonetti, a Catholic radio talk-show host based in Des Moines, Iowa, will be the featured attraction at the "Surge of the Heart" Parish Mission at 7 p.m. June 4, 5 and 6.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. each night.

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Community Chorus Slates Upcoming Performances

May 08, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Chorale, a community chorus based in the McKeesport and White Oak area, has scheduled several upcoming concerts, including a Memorial Day-themed celebration in Monongahela.

At 6 p.m. May 30, the chorale will perform in a Memorial Day-themed event at the Aquatorium in Monongahela, Washington County, at a ceremony to honor fallen troops.

Immediately following the ceremony, the Mon Yough Chorale will entertain at a reception at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Twp.

A spokeswoman said the chorale's big spring concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. June 3 at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak.

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McKeesport High Class of '68 Planning 50th Reunion

May 05, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

There were more than 750 people in the Class of 1968 from McKeesport Senior High School, but planners of an upcoming reunion still need contact information for more than 200 of them.

That's according to Nancy Paradise, one of the organizers of the upcoming 50th class reunion, to be held Aug. 24 and 25.

The reunion will include a dinner on Aug. 24 at the Antonelli Event Center in Irwin, and a picnic at Lake Emilie in Renziehausen Park on Aug. 25.

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Open House Slated at McKeesport Wastewater Plant

May 02, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The new owners of the sewage treatment plant serving more than 64,000 people in the McKeesport area are inviting area residents to inspect the facility --- and ask questions about how it works.

Pennsylvania American Water will hold an open house and offer free tours of the McKeesport Wastewater Treatment Plant from 9 a.m. to 12 noon May 12, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Tours will last about 45 minutes each and will include gifts, refreshments and activities for kids.

“Our McKeesport team treats approximately 13 million gallons of wastewater each day,” said Chuck Schultz, operations superintendent for PAWC. “This open house will provide our customers with a unique opportunity to learn more about wastewater treatment and meet the professionals who make it happen 24/7.”

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