April 18, 2014 | Link to this story

Singer, Historian Explores 'Steeltowns and Coalfields'

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Carnegie Library of McKeesport presents "Steeltowns, Coalfields, and the Unbroken Circle," at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the main library, 1507 Library Ave.

In this free program, singer and historian Tom Breiding will deliver unique musical stories of life in America over the past century, from Pittsburgh's forgotten steel mills to West Virginia's coal mines.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested so that the library will know how many people are attending. For more information, call (412) 672-0625.

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April 16, 2014 | Link to this story

Student Literary and Art Event Set April 30

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Photograph by Penn State Greater Allegheny student Luke Sabljak, featured in ABSENCE: Penn State Greater Allegheny's Literary and Visual Art Review.

ABSENCE, Penn State Greater Allegheny's literary and visual art review announces its 2014 "A Celebration of the Arts: A Reading & Reception for Volume 16," from 7 to 9 p.m. April 30, in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center, with a 6 p.m. kickoff by the Campus Band, directed by Christopher Fiano, adjunct instructor in mathematics.

The event will feature the best literary and visual art produced by members of the campus community during the past year. It also will celebrate the arts with a live performance from the Campus Choir, directed by Doretta Whalen, adjunct instructor in music.

The ninth annual Chancellor's Prizes for the Best Literary and Visual Art will be awarded by Nancy Herron, interim chancellor. This event is free and open to the public.

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April 16, 2014 | Link to this story

Penny Drive Benefits Local Libraries

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Are you wondering what to do with those pesky pennies --- at the bottom of your purse or in your junk drawer?

Now through April 30, you can bring them to the Carnegie Library of McKeesport and donate them for the 2014 Penny Drive.

All of the money collected will go to purchase new childrenÂ’s books for your public and school libraries.

For more information, visit the library's website.

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April 10, 2014 | Link to this story

New Play Area Will 'KaBOOM' Into View April 25

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More than 200 volunteers from Duquesne Light, the City of McKeesport, the McKeesport Lions Club, organizers from KaBOOM! and local residents will join forces on Friday, April 25, to build a new playground at Highland Grove Park. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in January.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the ribbon-cutting is scheduled for that afternoon.

McKeesport was selected to receive a KaBOOM! playground after being designated a "Playful City USA community." More than 800 kids in the Highland Grove area are expected to use the new playground. Duquesne Light is supporting the construction of the playground through employee volunteer support and financial contributions.

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April 10, 2014 | Link to this story

Suspects Sought in Local Hold-Ups

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McKeesport police are asking for your help in arresting two men who robbed the Uni-Mart on Versailles Avenue early this morning.

The same men are wanted in connection with robberies in North Versailles Twp., Swissvale and Turtle Creek.

Police say the two men entered the Uni-Mart at 1:20 a.m, and robbed the cashier at gunpoint.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Lt. Chris Halaszynski at (412) 675-5016.



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April 09, 2014 | Link to this story

'GA 5K' Run/Walk Slated April 26 in Renzie Park

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The fourth annual "GA 5K" will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus, rain or shine. The route will start at the Penn State Greater Allegheny Student Community Center and wind through Renziehausen Park.

Created to challenge Penn State Greater Allegheny students both physically and mentally while affording them an opportunity for civic engagement, this annual event will benefit Sonshine Community Ministries and the Wounded Warrior Project.

To qualify for a free T-shirt, registration must be completed no later than April 9. The cost is $25 for adults and $12 for students and children.

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April 09, 2014 | Link to this story

Rudiak to Deliver Commencement Address

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Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak will be the keynote speaker at Penn State Greater Allegheny's spring commencement, a spokeswoman said.

Rudiak, who chairs council's finance and law committee, will deliver her commencement address at 11 a.m. May 10 at Wunderley Gymnasium on the McKeesport campus. Interim Chancellor Nancy Herron will preside as diplomas are conferred to students receiving baccalaureate and associate degrees.

Rudiak is a graduate of George Washington University who studied at the London School of Economics as well as at Jagiellonian University in Poland. She earned a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon.

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April 07, 2014 | Link to this story

This Week's Noontime Lenten Service Moved

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The final McKeesport Area Lenten noon service scheduled for this Wednesday, April 9 at Christ Temple A.M.E. Church on Rose Street will now be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, corner of Walnut Street at Eighth Avenue, due to ongoing renovation work at Christ Temple.

The Rev. Buena Smith Dudley, Christ Temple AME pastor, will deliver the message, a spokeswoman said.

A light lunch will be served following the service. There is no charge; a free will offering will be taken to help defray the costs. The service begins at 12 noon and everything will be done by 1 p.m. The service is non-denominational and everyone is welcome to attend.



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April 04, 2014 | Link to this story

Auberle Students, Soccer Players Enjoy Day of Play

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The Penn State Greater Allegheny women's soccer team joined together last Saturday with McKeesport-based Auberle to play games, get to know the children and participate in a game of soccer.

Auberle, which helps troubled children and families heal themselves, is located next to the Penn State campus in McKeesport.

The soccer players took time away from their studies to volunteer March 29 at Auberle, playing games, getting to know the children and playing a game of soccer.

The women were welcomed by the staff and boys of Auberle, as they all played introductory games to get to know one another.

After the games, head coach Ashley Davis took the group outside and assisted them in drills and activities. The student-athletes were excellent mentors and made friends with the kids while they displayed their abilities and sportsmanship to the eager youngsters.

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April 04, 2014 | Link to this story

Penn State Recognizes Top Local Students Tuesday

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Penn State Greater Allegheny will hold its 31st annual Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 8) in the Wunderley Gymnasium on campus. Interim Chancellor Nancy Herron will preside. Outstanding Penn State Greater Allegheny students will receive awards for academic achievement and leadership.

Each year, students are recognized for their achievements in academic, honors and scholars programs, the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi), the International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration (Sigma Beta Delta) and the Chancellor's Literary Awards, which are selected by the chancellor to represent the best from among the literary and visual arts produced at the campus by either full- or part-time students.

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April 04, 2014 | Link to this story

Remembering McKeesport's Female Flying Pioneer

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Courtesy McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center(Photo courtesy McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center)

Most McKeesporters know about Helen Richey Field in Renziehausen Park, but few could tell you that it was named for a record-breaking aviation pioneer.

In 1927, after catching the "flying fever" watching the pilots at Bettis Field in West Mifflin, 20-year-old Helen Richey obtained her pilot's license and was given her own plane by her father, McKeesport school Superintendent Dr. Joseph Richey.

Pretty, smart and fearless, she soon made a name for herself as a barrel-rolling, stunt-flyer, but was also known for being a safe and skilled pilot.

She became friends with Amelia Earhart, who would stay at the Richey home on Jenny Lind Street, and even co-piloted with her on a test flight of the Lockheed plane that Amelia was flying when she disappeared.

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April 04, 2014 | Link to this story

Soap Box Racers Hold Hoagie Sale

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The Greater Pittsburgh Soap Box Derby is conducting a fundraiser to support running the 2014 competition on June 15.

Racing families are selling gourmet hoagies for $8. Delivery is May 8. All proceeds are used to support the race, which is held each year on Eden Park Boulevard in McKeesport.

To place an order, email pghsoapboxderby@yahoo.com.



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