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.


Library Schedules Regular Yoga, Walking Programs

September 20, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Vickie Babyak photo special to Tube City Almanac)

“Wise Walks” have resumed in Renziehausen Park under the guidance of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.

A spokeswoman said participants meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the parking lot of the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, and walk through the park.

“You can walk at your own pace, with the library, with friends or by yourself,” she said. All ages are welcome.

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Encore Screening of ‘Missing McKeesport’ Sunday at Library

September 20, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Tube City Almanac photo)

Carnegie Library of McKeesport will present an encore screening of “Missing McKeesport” at 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 22) in the children’s room, a spokeswoman said.

Written, directed and produced by Sam Zolten (above), the 92-minute film is the product of seven years of research into the lives of Jewish McKeesporters, exploring the city’s ethnic heritage, culture, rise and decline.

Zolten, who was born in McKeesport but now lives in Philadelphia, interviewed more than 150 past and present McKeesport area residents to collect their stories. The film debuted in 2017 and a DVD is for sale at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center.

The library is located at 1507 Library Ave. The screening is free but is recommended for adults. Registration is requested. For more information, call (412) 672-0625 or visit


Chamber to Host Free Forum Oct. 4 on ‘Future of Manufacturing’

September 20, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

(Jon Dawson photo via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons BY-ND 2.0.)

A panel of guests from U.S. Steel Corp., the United Steelworkers union, the building trades and state government will participate in a discussion called “The Future of Manufacturing in the Mon Valley.”

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Sunset Room, off Route 48 in Elizabeth Twp., and is being organized by the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce.

Although tickets are free, seats are limited and advance registration is required, said Maury Burgwin, the chamber’s executive director. For more information, call (412) 678-2450 or visit the website.

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White Oak Posts Halloween Event Schedule

September 17, 2019 |

By Christy Walters | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

White Oak Borough will hold a “Truck-or-Treat” event at the community center at the White Oak Athletic Association on Oct. 26.

Councilman Lou Bender announced details of the event at September’s borough council meeting.

This free, public event will include a Halloween parade on community center grounds, music, snacks, treat bags, prizes for best boy and girl costumes, and the opportunity to see, touch and explore trucks and heavy machinery.

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Luncheon, Basket Raffle to Benefit Pet Rescue Charity

September 17, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

One of the baskets to be raffled at Renzie on Sept. 22 to benefit Paws Across Pittsburgh. (Submitted photo via Facebook)

Volunteers will hold a basket raffle and luncheon in Renziehausen Park on Sept. 22 to benefit a local pet rescue charity.

Proceeds benefit Paws Across Pittsburgh, a regional all-volunteer group which places pets in foster homes while they wait to be adopted.

More than 50 gift baskets as well as other door prizes will available during the event at Jacob Woll Pavilion, a spokeswoman said. The event begins at 11 a.m. and admission costs $10.

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Longterm Route 48 Closure Begins Thursday

September 16, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Approximate path of the truck detour around Route 48 in Elizabeth Twp. that will be in place, starting later this week. (Google Maps)

Motorists who use Route 48 near Boston in Elizabeth Twp. will be contending with a detour, beginning this week.

And for truck drivers, it's going to be a long one.

On Wednesday morning, the road will be restricted in the area of Droopy's Bar and Grill to a single, alternating lane of traffic as crews install temporary shoring, said Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

Then, beginning at midnight Thursday, the road will be closed entirely so that crews can replace a culvert and retaining wall between Fey and Keddie roads.

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