Chorale Slates Spring Concert June 9 in White Oak

May 28, 2019 |

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

The Mon Yough Chorale will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. June 9, a spokeswoman said.

Entitled "Longing," the concert will be held at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, Dianne Ribecca said. Tickets are $8 and available at the door.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the concert, in the church hall. The concert is scheduled to be recorded for re-broadcast on WMCK.FM Internet radio, Ribecca said.

For more information on the chorale's spring and summer schedule, visit the website.


Farmer's Market Vouchers Available at LifeSpan Locations

May 23, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

UPDATED to clarify that proxy forms are only required for people unable to get their vouchers in person.

Allegheny County residents 60 years and older who are on low or fixed incomes can get up to $20 in free, fresh produce from neighborhood farmer's markets this summer, with the help of a voucher program.

According to an spokesperson, the vouchers may be used through Nov. 30 to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer.

The vouchers will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at LifeSpan Senior Resource Centers across Allegheny County, including Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles; 530 Miller Ave., Clairton; and at 308 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, as well as at other participating senior citizen centers.

Vouchers are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible residents should bring valid ID with them.

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Fire Defense Council Sets Monthly Meeting

May 22, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Fire Defense Council will be holding its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 22). The meeting will be held at the McKeesport City Council chambers, 201 Lysle Blvd. All member companies are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments to follow.


Program Will Examine 'Past, Present, Future' of Penn-McKee Hotel

May 15, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A special program at McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will examine the "past, present and future" of the Penn-McKee Hotel.

The event at 1 p.m. June 29 will include McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko, Matthew Craig, executive director of the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh, and Jason Togyer, executive director of Tube City Community Media Inc. It is open to the public, a Heritage Center spokeswoman said.

Located on Fifth Avenue near the McKee's Point Marina, the hotel was designed by noted Pittsburgh architect Benno Jannsen and was the site of the first debate between future presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

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Greek Church Slates Food Festival on Saturday

May 15, 2019 |

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

Annunciation of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church will hold a food festival from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, a spokesperson said.

Featured items include lamb shanks, Greek-style chicken, gyros, pastitsio, spanakopita, grape leaves, rice pilaf, Greek pastries, honey balls and more.

The church is located at 1128 Summit St., White Oak. For more information, call (412) 673-1224.


Community Groups Plan Free Info Fair Wednesday in Duquesne

May 13, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

More than 30 community groups, businesses and organizations will meet with residents to provide information and answer questions at an event Wednesday in Duquesne.

The free community resource fair will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at Duquesne Elementary School, 300 Kennedy Ave., and is being sponsored by the Duquesne City School District. Refreshments will be served and no registration is necessary, a spokeswoman said.

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McKeesport Class of '67 Ready for Milestone Birthday

May 13, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Members of the McKeesport Senior High School Class of 1967 are turning the big 7-0.

And they're inviting former classmates to join them for a shared birthday celebration.

According to Barb Mendlowitz Weimer, who's chairing the Class of 1967 reunion committee, the big birthday bash will begin with a golf outing on Aug. 9 at Victory Hills Golf Course, near Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Twp.

Events will continue Aug. 10 at Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park with a barbecue buffet and dance.

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Homestead Grays Bridge Paving Begins Today

May 13, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Mon-Yough commuters who use the Homestead Grays Bridge should expect delays this week.

An Allegheny County spokeswoman said paving begins at 7 p.m. tonight and is expected to continue until 6 a.m. May 19, weather permitting.

The bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. during those operations. There will be alternating lane closures and the ramps to the bridge will be closed during part of the work, the county spokeswoman said. Drivers should be on alert for changing traffic patterns, the spokeswoman said. Police will be directing traffic.

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Repairs to Close Route 837 Ramp During Parts of Monday, Tuesday

May 09, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

The ramp that connects the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge to Route 837 south in Duquesne will be closed on Monday and Tuesday so that crews can complete pavement repairs.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said the closure will happen, weather-permitting, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Traffic headed toward Dravosburg and Clairton from the bridge will instead be asked to use the South Linden Street exit, and then turn left onto Route 837 at the traffic light.

The work is part of the $2.42 million preservation project at the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge, the PennDOT spokesman said.


Clean-Air Groups to Meet Thursday in Clairton

May 08, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Several local groups, including a new one calling itself "Citizens for Clean Air," will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss recent air-quality issues related to the Dec. 24 fire at U.S. Steel's Clairton Plant.

The meeting is being held at 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ, 508 Reed St., Clairton.

A spokesperson said that the meeting is being hosted by the Breathe Project, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Group Against Smog and Pollution, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and PennFuture.

Elected officials also have been invited to the event to listen to residents’ concerns. The event is open to the general public.

For more information, visit the Eventbrite link.

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