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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County, Local Officials Post Trick or Treat Times for Mon-Yough Communities

October 31, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Illustration courtesy Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)

Clairton, Duquesne and Liberty Borough will have Halloween parties and parades tonight, while Dravosburg and West Homestead will have costume contests.

Local and county officials also have posted trick-or-treating hours for many area communities. Residents who wish to participate should turn on their porch lights.

In Duquesne, residents are being invited to a “spook-tacular” night of fun. Children in costumes are invited to line up at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Duquesne Elementary School on South Fourth Street. Prizes will be awarded for best costume.

After the parade, join your friends and neighbors for free food and music in the Duquesne school gymnasium. Free trick or treat bags will be given out by the police department and free safety light sticks will be given from the McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service.

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White Oak Rotary Holding Pens Ticket Raffle

October 30, 2018 |

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

White Oak Rotary Club is raffling off two tickets to 10 upcoming Pittsburgh Penguins home games in a benefit for programs sponsored by the club.

A spokesman said the tickets are in Row E, Section 201, of PPG Paints Arena, and chances on the drawing cost $20 each. Only 500 raffle chances will be sold and the winning number will be selected based on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s 7 p.m. Dec. 23 drawing.

Proceeds will benefit the White Oak Rotary Club’s service projects and other charitable causes, the spokesman said.

For details or more information, call (412) 500-5314; visit the club’s website; or talk to a White Oak Rotary Club member.


Flu Vaccinations at Duquesne City Hall Nov. 13

October 30, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

The Mon River Fleet will offer free influenza vaccinations from 12 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13, at Duquesne City Hall, 12 S. Second St., city officials said.

Residents ages 18 and over are invited to attend and get a flu shot on a first-come, first-serve basis. The opportunity is made possible by the McKeesport Hospital Foundation and UPMC.


Five Honored for Supporting City's Message of 'Respect, Dignity, Hope, Love'

October 29, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Five people were honored this month for upholding the “McKeesport Message” of “Respect, Dignity, Hope and Love.”

At McKeesport City Council’s regular meeting, proclamations were presented by Mayor Michael Cherepko to Rachael Richter, LuEthel Nesbit, Alison K. Piccolino, Jackie Flajnik and Stu Wilson. Biographies of the honorees follow.

Nominees for the next round of awards are due by Nov. 2, said Jennifer Vertullo, assistant to the mayor. For details, call (412) 675-5020, ext. 605, or email

Respect: Rachael Richter

Rachael Richter and Cherepko. (Special to Tube City Almanac)

Through Project HEART, the Human Services Center Corp. is reaching out to youth across the Mon Valley to teach lessons of health and wellness as they relate to self-care and self-respect, as well as health of the community as a whole.

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NV Twp. Plans Children's Halloween Party Saturday

October 27, 2018 |

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

The North Versailles Twp. children’s Halloween party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave., township Commissioner Tracy Yusko said on behalf of the parks and recreation department.


White Oak Church Plans Annual 'Night at the Races'

October 27, 2018 |

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

St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, will hold its annual "Night at the Races" on Nov. 10 in the Father Drap Social Hall, a spokeswoman said.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes a buffet meal and beverages. Horses can be purchased for $5 and race winners will receive $25. 

A Chinese auction, 50/50, door prizes and other games of chance will be featured. For more information or tickets, visit the parish website at or call the parish office at (412) 672-9641.


Characters From Region's Past Will Be Remembered During 4th Annual Cemetery Tour

October 18, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center)

William Sample, one of the soldiers who carried President Lincoln from Ford's Theater on the night he was shot, will receive a new headstone on Saturday morning.

During a ceremony at 11 a.m. at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, members of McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center also will dedicate a new headstone at the grave of George Simmons, the city's first African-American policeman.

The ceremonies, which will begin near the old mausoleum, will kick off the heritage center's fourth-annual cemetery tour. Actors will portray 10 prominent McKeesport-area residents of the past who are buried at the cemetery.

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New President Named at UPMC McKeesport, East Hospitals

October 17, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(UPMC photo)

Mark O'Hern has been named the new president of UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East hospitals, the health system announced.

He succeeds Mark Sevco, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of UPMC Pinnacle, based in Harrisburg.
O'Hern, of Murrysville, had served as vice president of operations for UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East since 2014, when the two hospitals were placed under the same management.

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