East Winds Band Hosts Free Holiday Concert Sunday

December 09, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The East Winds Symphonic Band will present "Holiday Sounds," a free concert of Christmas and seasonal music, at 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 11) at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak.

The all-volunteer band is directed by Susan Sands, a spokesman said. The concert also will feature the Mon Yough Chorale under the direction of Benjamin Filippone.

Admission is free and a reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the concert. Visit the website for more information.


Festival of Trees Winners Posted

December 05, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Winners in the 31st annual Festival of Trees, just concluded at Renziehausen Park, have been announced by co-chair Cheryl Myers Cotter.

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  1. #16 Hungarian Embroidery group
  2. #6 The Well Ministries
  3. #79 McK Business & Professional Women


  1. #28 South Allegheny Spanish IV & V Class
  2. #5 Cub Scout Pack 916
  3. #51 Carnegie Library of McKeesport


  1. #83 Romine Group Shelter Home ( Auberle)
  2. #26 Founders' Hall Pre-K Counts
  3. #62 Francis McClure 5th Grade ACE
  • Honorable Mentlon #85 McKeesport Mon Valley Girls Softball Association
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Author, Attorney Lomeo to Discuss Book in Dravosburg Thursday

December 02, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Author and attorney James Lomeo will discuss his book, "From the Ice to the Fire: A Sicilian Immigrant's death struggle with Pittsburgh politics, The Teamsters, and Mafia" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 8) in the social hall of Amity Presbyterian Church, 400 Euclid Ave., Dravosburg. Admission and refreshments are free.

The book details his grandparents' real-life struggle with the Teamsters, organized crime and their business, Roma's Fruit Market in McKeesport. Lomeo will explain why Dravosburg is the only town that would help the family.

Lomeo served as mayor of Monroeville for six years, until 2008, and served for two years as an assistant district attorney and another two years as assistant solicitor, both times for Allegheny County.

You can buy the book here: From the Ice to the Fire: A Sicilian Immigrant's death struggle with Pittsburgh politics, The Teamsters, and Mafia


Festival of Trees Opens; 84 Entries in This Year's Event

December 01, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

The 31st Annual Festival of Trees opened Thursday at the Jacob Woll Pavilion in McKeesport's Renziehausen Park.

Girl Scouts from Troop 58112 in White Oak sang a medley of Christmas carols before joining McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko in a ceremonial tree-lighting at 6:30 p.m. near the Renzie Park Senior Center. Santa Claus then arrived on McKeesport Fire Department's ladder truck.

The festival continues through Monday. Pat Harris of McKeesport, who co-chairs the festival with Cheryl Myers Cotter, said about 1,200 adults attend each year, plus many children, whose attendance isn't closely counted.

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31st Annual Festival of Trees Opens Thursday

November 30, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

In another sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner, McKeesport's 31st annual Festival of Trees opens Thursday at Renziehausen Park's Jacob Woll Pavilion.

Hours are 12 noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday (Dec. 5). Admission is $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under who bring a canned good for donation to local food pantries.

Refreshments will be provided by culinary arts students from McKeesport Area High School, while the city's Semper Fidelis Club will operate a bake sale.

Also open during the Festival of Trees are the nearby McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center and the Garden Club of McKeesport with special Christmas themed events.

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McKeesport Presbyterian Plans Light-Up Celebration Friday

November 30, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Presbyterian Church, the Seventh Ward Community Group and Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host a Christmas event at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at the church, corner of Versailles and Union avenues.

Called "A Light Up Celebration," everyone is welcome, Pastor Jim Leuenberger said.

There will be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, followed by a carol sing, crafts for kids, and Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. For more information, visit the church's website.

(Photo courtesy McKeesport Presbyterian Church)


Local Hardware Store Schedules Santa Visit

November 23, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

"Santa and Mrs. Claus" will visit Able Home Center in Great Valley Shopping Center, North Versailles Twp., from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 26), a spokesperson said.

Visitors can get a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as a free gift, a spokesperson said.


Dravosburg Slates 'Holly Jolly' Celebration Dec. 2

November 23, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Dravosburg will light up the holiday season beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 when the borough holds its seventh-annual "Holly Jolly Christmas Celebration," a spokesperson said.

The event is at the municipal building, 226 Maple Ave. near the Mansfield Bridge.

Children who won the borough coloring contest will get to help light the borough's Christmas tree.

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'12 Angry Men' Wraps This Weekend at MLT

November 18, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Little Theater's production of "12 Angry Men" wraps up its three-week run this weekend with performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Written in 1954 by Reginald Rose, the play was originally presented on the CBS television anthology series, "Westinghouse Studio One," and won three Emmy Awards. It was then adapted for the movies in 1957 by director Sidney Lumet, with a powerhouse cast including Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley Sr., Jack Warden and Jack Klugman.

Set in the early 1950s, the play takes place entirely inside the jury room at a courthouse. A 19-year-old man has just been put on trial for the murder of his father. The case seems to be open and shut until one juror begins pestering the 11 other jurors with questions.

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City Train Club Hosts Annual Open House

November 18, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

In one of McKeesport's surest signs that the holidays are just around the corner, McKeesport Model Railroad Club has begun its annual train show and open house.

Hours are 1 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18, a spokesperson said. The club also will be open to visitors on Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

A donation of $4 from adults and $2 from children ages 5 to 17 is requested. Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform and active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, with valid ID, are admitted free of charge.

The club is located at 2209 Walnut St. in the Christy Park section of the city. For more information, call (412) 664-LOCO or visit www.mckeesportmodelrr.com.

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