Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church partnered with Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food to the world’s needy to try to end hunger by 2030. The church provided more than 100 volunteers and met the goal of packaging more than 20,000 meals on Jan. 11.
“Now there were shepherds in the region, living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flocks. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord appeared to them and the Lord shone around them and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord.” Luke 2:8-12
Sharpsburg Community Library celebrated New Years’ Eve with a special class for toddlers and their parents, presented by Library Director Sara Mariacher. The event included books, games, snacks and a countdown to say goodbye to 2019.
At Bob’s Garage, Christmas decorations stay up until February to accommodate the masses still crowding the small bar renowned for the outrageous number of Christmas lights enveloping the inside and outside.
Etna Mayor Thomas Rengers proclaimed Dec. 11 Etna EcoDistrict Day, in celebration of the borough’s recognition as the world’s first certified EcoDistrict by the Portland, Ore.-based EcoDistricts organization.
Pine Creek Community Band, a 40-piece orchestra, put on a free holiday concert at St. Mary’s Church in Sharpsburg on Dec. 8. There was a huge crowd that enjoyed tunes like a medley from “The Nutcracker” along with other classic songs.
Pittsburgh isn’t exactly the bird capital of world, but its volunteers who count birds for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count are ranked as the 10th largest group of counters in more than 2,600 count areas.
Shady Side Academy’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program continues to receive accolades. According to a news release, Newsweek magazine recently announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools in America for 2020 – and Shady Side Academy was ranked the best STEM high school in the Pittsburgh area and No. 6 in Pennsylvania.
For Aspinwall’s Philip Beard, a punctuating moment in an 18-year journey came when he and his daughter watched actress Sadie Sink of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” shoot a scene in Kennywood Park for a movie based on his novel, “Dear Zoe.”
It’s a Friday night at the Starlite Lounge, a cozy club and restaurant on Freeport Road in Blawnox. On a tiny stage in a tiny room packed with middle-aged patrons looking to shed their working week blues, Norman Nardini is holding court.
Students and staff at Fox Chapel Area High School, a Special Olympics Pennsylvania Unified Champion School, got a break from academics for a banner presentation to acknowledge the school’s national recognition for its outstanding efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
The Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel will continue its 2019-2020 season with a performance of easy-listening music by jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Ariel Pocock.
Riverfront Theater Company is gearing up for its 2020 season by treating audiences to a special production of Christopher Durang’s comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” for two weekends in November.
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, along with the Riverfront Theater Company, hosted a fundraiser “Sip, Savor & Swing” at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club on Oct. 18. Actors dressed as authors or literary characters, and attendees danced to the music of The Boilermaker Jazz Band.
Lower Burrell residents who want to dispose of leaves and limbs behind City Hall will be able to do so only on weekends because a renovation project has closed some areas of the City Hall campus along Schreiber Street.
A group of neighbors hosted a huge tailgate party on Glenbrook Drive in O’Hara for the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Oct. 13, 2019. More than 40 people attended the party for food, games and getting reacquainted.
Recently released researched confirmed what local bird experts already suspected: Bird populations have dropped a staggering 29% — nearly 3 billion birds — since the 1970s, according to the journal Science.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services is collecting jars of peanut butter for Feeding America through Sept. 25. At the end of the peanut butter drive, the donations will be delivered to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
More than 75 dogs ran, swam and ate special treats at the eighth annual Doggy Days swim hosted by the Chapel Gate Swim Club in O’Hara. Girl Scout Troop #53351 helped by taking donations and food and making toys throughout the event. Close to $1,000 will be donated to Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue.