Glenwood Bridge Restrictions Start Monday

July 28, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Glenwood Bridge superstructure. (Photo by PixOnTrax via Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.)

Mon-Yough area motorists who commute to Pittsburgh via Second Avenue can expect some delays beginning next week.

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works has announced that the right-hand northbound (inbound to downtown Pittsburgh) lane of the Glenwood Bridge will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, beginning Monday, and continuing through Aug. 17.

The lane closure is needed so that Duquesne Light can safely remove electrical conduit ducts.

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NAMI Meeting Will Focus on Upcoming Walk

July 28, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 in Room 122 of the Frable Building at Penn State Greater Allegheny, a spokeswoman said.

The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

Sara Steinberg Levine, manager of special events and technology for NAMI Keystone, will speak about the annual NAMI Walk on Oct. 1 at Monroeville Community Park West. She will bring flyers and raffle tickets for an array of items and stress the importance of supporting outreach efforts.

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‘Taste of Serbia’ Returns Sept. 29-30

July 28, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport-Duquesne has scheduled its annual “Taste of Serbia” festival for Sept. 29 and 30 at the church social hall, 901 Hartman St., a spokeswoman said.

This is the fourth year the popular event will be held at the church. This year, food may be purchased and eaten inside the hall, under canopies in the courtyard, or as take-out orders. The menu is currently under revision.

Full details will be released at a later date. For updates, please check the church’s web page at


Barbershop Quartet Coming to West Newton

July 26, 2023 |

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

The Westmoreland Library Network, Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation and West Newton Public Library will host a concert by the barbershop quartet 3Rivers4 at noon on Aug. 31, a spokesperson said. Registration in advance is required because seating is limited.

The concert at the West Newton Senior Center will include lunch of turkey chef salad, vegetable soup, dessert and milk. Tickets to the show are free but lunch is a $2 donation for adults age 60 and over, and $3.97 for people under 60.

This free entertainment program is funded in part by a grant from Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation, the Westmoreland Library Network, and the West Newton Public Library. To register, call (724) 872-4976 before Aug. 23.


Writers Wanted to Cover School Boards, Boroughs

July 25, 2023 |

By Advertising | Posted in: Announcements

Tube City Community Media Inc. is seeking two or more freelance writers to cover occasional news and feature stories in the McKeesport area.

Contributors will be paid on a per-assignment basis. These are not salaried or contracted positions and these positions may be eliminated at any time, with or without warning.

Writers will be expected to attend a monthly school board or council meeting and file a report within 24 hours. Other topics may, from time to time, be assigned.

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Farm Vouchers Available for 60-Plus Residents

July 17, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Food vouchers redeemable at local farmer’s markets will be distributed to local senior citizens beginning on July 25, the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging has announced.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program helps eligible older adults supplement their diets with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables by providing a set of four vouchers for a total of $50.

Vouchers will be distributed by the AAA senior center network on a first-come, first-served basis, a spokesman said. The vouchers may be used through Nov. 30 to purchase Pennsylvania grown produce from participating vendors at farmers’ markets throughout Allegheny County.

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Michals Reflects on McKeesport Roots, Future

July 17, 2023 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

Artist Duane Michals, a McKeesport native, clowns with Meagan Donnelly, community outreach coordinator and research specialist at McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center during an event Friday night. (Tube City Almanac photo)

Pittsburgh’s most famous 20th century artist wasn’t known for being articulate, one of his contemporaries told a crowd of McKeesporters on Friday night.

Talking to Andy Warhol — who was notoriously shy and tongue-tied — was “like talking to a phone off the hook,” Duane Michals said, imitating Warhol: “Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh.”

Michals, 91, a McKeesport native whose photography has appeared in galleries around the world and in magazines such as Life, Time, Mirabella and Vogue, returned to his hometown to lead a three-day photography and filmmaking safari in McKeesport, Rankin and Pittsburgh.

On Friday, more than 150 people were regaled with stories of Michals’ interactions with the rich and famous — his opinion of former President Donald Trump, who he photographed for a magazine feature story, is best described as “not family friendly” — and not-so-famous, like Arnold Varga, an illustrator for McKeesport’s Cox’s Department Store whose work went onto win national awards.

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Moose, DWNI Plan Spaghetti Fundraisers

July 04, 2023 |

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

Downtown West Newton Inc. and Moose Lodge 31 will hold a spaghetti fundraiser at 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 15 at the lodge hall, 102 S. Water St., to raise money to pay for the new Christmas decorations.

Meals will include spaghetti, side salad, bread and homemade desserts for $12. Dinners will be held the third Saturday of each month until further notice, a spokesperson said. For more information or to pre-order tickets, call the Moose Lodge at (724) 872-7264 or DWNI at (724) 872-0100.


Lions Dedicate New Fountain at Renzie

June 17, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo courtesy McKeesport Lions)

Members of the McKeesport Lions Club unveiled their new drinking fountain at the Lions Bandshell in Renziehausen Park just in time for the Summer Concert Series to begin on Sunday (June 18).

Performing this Sunday are The Skyliners, while next week’s concert (June 25) features the ABBA tribute band Dancing Queen.

Upcoming weeks include Chuck Blasko’s Vogues (July 4, followed by fireworks), Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Pendulum (July 9), and Jeff Jimerson and Airborne (July 16).

All performances begin at 7 p.m. A full schedule is available at

Concerts continue through Labor Day weekend. Support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the McKeesport Lions Club and the City of McKeesport.

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NAMI McKeesport Sets June Meeting

June 06, 2023 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

National Alliance on Mental Illness McKeesport support group will meet at 6 p.m. June 7 at Penn State Greater Allegheny in Frable Building Room 122, a spokeswoman said. The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

Through a “care and share” session members offer understanding and support unique to those who are affected by these conditions. NAMI McKeesport occasionally invites mental health professionals to speak about treatment and resources.

For more information about the McKeesport meeting call (412) 527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline call (412) 366-3788 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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