W. Newton Library Fundraiser Will Pay Tribute to Longtime Volunteer

September 01, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

West Newton Public Library’s annual “Tea on Broadway” this year will pay tribute to a longtime community booster and volunteer.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Le Grande Banquet Room, 105 S. Second St., West Newton, a spokesman said. Doors will open at 12 noon.

A limited number of tickets are available and are now on sale at the library, 124 N. Water St., or Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant.

This year’s event will pay tribute to Emma Jean Pritchard (above), who died in March at age 97. Pritchard was a longtime supporter of many charitable and community causes in West Newton, and a volunteer at the library.

 
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Community Singing Group Seeks New Members, Hosts Open House

September 01, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Mon Yough Chorale, a community chorus based in White Oak, is having an open house and its first rehearsal of the fall-winter season at 7 p.m. Sept. 8, a spokeswoman said.

The group meets at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak.

A regional, volunteer group, the Mon Yough Chorale accepts members with an interest in community singing, at any skill level, the spokeswoman said. No auditions are required.

 
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More Route 837 Construction Work Planned Next Week

August 30, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Two separate construction projects have the potential to cause delays beginning Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation has announced.

Weather-permitting, crews will begin drainage improvement work on a stretch of the road from Clairton through Dravosburg, Duquesne and West Mifflin, said Steve Cowan, PennDOT District 11 spokesman.

The shoulders of the road also will be repaired as part of the $3.79 million contract, Cowan said. Single-lane alternating traffic will be necessary at various locations where the work is being done.

 
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Annual Fun Walk on Sept. 14 Benefits Programs for Kane Residents

August 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo)

The eighth-annual "Joan Burns Fun Walk 4 Kane" will be held Sept. 14 to raise money for activities for residents of Allegheny County's four Kane skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Kane McKeesport, 100 Ninth Ave. at Water Street, and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. A picnic on the Kane lawn will follow. The first 100 people to register will receive a T-shirt.

The registration fee is $20, but will be waved for anyone who turns in donations and pledges of $50 or more, a spokesperson said.

 
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McClintock Road to Close for Paving This Week

August 28, 2019 |

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

Milling and paving will close McClintock Road in White Oak on Thursday and Friday, weather-permitting, a district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation has announced.

The closure will be effective from 6 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Friday between Lincoln Way and Laurel Lane. Traffic will be detoured via Lincoln Way and Route 48.

 
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Soup, Salad Dressing Sale to Benefit Crew Missions

August 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Crew Missions will be holding its annual soup and salad dressing fundraiser through Sept. 12, a spokeswoman said.

Frozen soup, sold by the quart, includes creamy pepperjack cheese and crab meat or shrimp bisque, $11; wedding soup, chicken dumpling or creamy beer cheese, $10; and French onion, $9.

The salad dressing pack includes fruit-infused vinegar, balsamic vinegar, infused olive oil and extra-virgin olive oil for $15.

 
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’Pooches in Pool’ Event Monday at County Parks

August 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Allegheny County photo via Facebook)

The wave pools at Boyce Park and South Park will host their fourth-annual “Pooches in the Pool” event from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, a spokesperson said.

During the event, dogs will be permitted to swim in the pools, but they must wear current license and rabies tags to enter the pools, and each dog must be accompanied by at least one guardian. The cost is $15 per dog with up to two guardians, and each additional attendee will be charged $5, the spokesperson said.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the pools on the day of the event.

 
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LifeSpan Schedules Car Show, Other Events

August 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy LifeSpan, via Facebook.)

LifeSpan’s annual Mon Valley Car Show will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles, a spokeswoman said.

Visitors can enjoy music from WEDO (810) radio personalities Candy and Mike, as well as a jewelry and craft booth, hot dogs and hamburgers, and a stuffed pepper dinner. There are also will be drawings and raffles.

There is a $5 entry fee for show cars. The rain date is Oct. 5. For more information, call Jerry at (412) 310-4646 or Michelle and Marcy at (412) 664-5434.

 
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‘Tour de Mon’ Bike Ride Returns Sept. 14

August 20, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo)


The ninth-annual Tour de Mon bike ride will return to the Great Allegheny Passage on Sept. 14.

U.S. Steel has signed on as the presenting sponsor, said Maury Burgwin, executive director of the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual trek, which begins and ends at the historic "Pump House" near the Waterfront in Munhall.

“Tour de Mon” is a pleasure ride, not a race. Riders have their choice of going a full 20 miles to Boston and back; 15 miles to McKeesport and back; 10 miles to Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Bridge and back, or eight miles to Duquesne and back.

 
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Open House Will Show Off Reborn Wilmerding Community Center

August 20, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Above: New fitness equipment is shown as it's being unpacked at the Wilmerding Community Center, located on Ice Plant Hill. (Submitted photo)


Organizers of the new Wilmerding Community Center will hold an open house this Saturday (Aug. 24) to show off the facility --- and hopefully sign up some members.

Located at the former Wilmerding YMCA, which closed in 2018, the facility has been refurbished and features new fitness equipment, a warm-water swimming pool and other amenities, says Gary Nowading, one of the board members of the new non-profit that has taken over the facility.

The open house begins at 10 a.m. with a VIP reception for local elected officials, donors and other invited guests. From 12 noon to 6 p.m., the facility will be open to everyone for tours, Nowading says.

 
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