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Westminster Presbyterian Church youth group collects nearly 1,300 lbs. of food

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Since 2006, the youth at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair have been scavenging for food in the neighborhoods surrounding their church. The tradition of the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt is one of the most...

Free lung cancer screening available at Allegheny Health Network’s Peters Health + Wellness Pavilion

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Allegheny Health Network is expanding its successful free screening program to patients at risk of lung cancer to three new sites: Allegheny Valley Hospital, AGH-McCandless and AHN’s Peters Township Health + Welln...

Peters Township draft budget holds taxes

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The $19.8 million Peters Township draft budget for 2015 stays real estate taxes at 13 mills, which has remained the same since 2011. Council will hold a hearing on the budget Dec. 1 and vote on it Dec. 15. “We sta...

South Fayette wins second straight WPIAL football title

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Once was not enough for the South Fayette football team. So the Lions did it again. They repeated at WPIAL Class AA champions. And they captured their second straight title by duplicating victory against Aliquippa at Hei...

Guns do not shoot by themselves

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I am writing to you after reading the Nov. 19 editorial addressing gun control proposition. I must say that I’ve owned and used guns since I was 16, and now I am 56 years of age.

Editorial reaches non-sequitur conclusion

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The Nov. 19 editorial, “Country needs tighter gun laws” is disappointing considering it is supposedly written by a professional staff. The editorial addresses the tragedy of a shooting and killing a family ...

Whose life is it?

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In its compelling editorial of Nov. 5, The Almanac calls attention to the sad story of beautiful, young Oregon resident and wife, Brittany Maynard, who used that state’s assisted suicide law to end her pain amidst...

State, local police start DUI enforcement

- Operation Safe Holiday kicks off Nov. 21 with state and local police agencies focusing on nighttime seat belt use and impaired driving enforcement.

Christmas with a country twist

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Nov. 29-Dec. 13

Kenny Garrett Quintet to play New Hazlett Theater

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Dec. 13

Birth – Dallas

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DALLAS – Aceson Gray, a boy, on Oct. 28 to Candise and Jason Dallas of McMurray, at UPMC Mercy.

Santa arrives at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

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Nov. 28

Bethel Park School District updating lighting

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Bethel Park School Board members have awarded a contract to upgrade lighting throughout the district.

CMU data analysis: games worst for phone privacy

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A flashlight phone application was forced to shut down in 2013 thanks to a Carnegie Mellon University team that tracks what apps actually do versus user expectation in terms of privacy. Now after trawling through nearly ...

LINX surgery allows father and daughter to enjoy Thanksgiving

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Dr. Jodi Lech and her father, Ron Petri, share a magnetic bond. Both suffered through burning, acidic pains of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) before having a small band of magnetic beads implanted a...

‘Tramp, Tramp, Tramp’ is The Hollywood’s November Silents, Please! feature

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Nov. 30

Week of Nov. 19

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Peters Township weighs zoning options for drilling

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Members of Peters Township council and planning commission met Nov. 18 to discuss how to update their zoning ordinances to allow natural gas drilling in feasible areas. As council weighs options ahead of a January public...

Multi-house fire in Scott

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No one was injured but at least one person was taken to St. Clair Hospital as a precaution after a fire broke out Nov. 19 in the 1200 block of Washington Avenue in Scott Township. Route 50 at the intersection of Carother...

Bethel Park hosts career spotlight series

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John Hinderliter has to hustle to sell his art.

Almanac On-Air week of Nov. 19

- A man found dead in Bethel Park. The woman accused of fatally shooting her cousin in Upper St. Clair will live with the victims parents until trial. And Mt. Lebanon may see more hunters in the neighborhood as pa...

Week of Nov. 19

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BETHEL PARK

The other side of the need for tighter gun control laws

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It was an unthinkable tragedy for the family of Joshua Poremski earlier this month.

Week of Nov. 19

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At Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethel Park, a Babies & Toddler Bible Group is held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sundays in the Nursery, combining music, stories and activities that will in...

Week of Nov. 19

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Adult Interest Center

Peters Twp. native Dan DeLuca stars in Disney’s ‘Newsies’

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As a teenager, Dan DeLuca delivered newspapers for The Almanac. He never dreamed that experience would land him the lead in Disney’s “Newsies,” presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

BRGR opens at Galleria

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The wait for booze-laced milkshakes and gourmet-style burgers is over in the Mt. Lebanon-Upper St. Clair area, as BRGR opened its doors Nov. 18. With sandwiches like the Double Yoi (pastrami, swiss cheese, fried egg, col...

Mt. Lebanon journalist, activist dead at 67

- Lawrence Fredric Evans was many things to many people.

Seton-La Salle reflects on season

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After Seton-La Salle lost to South Fayette, 35-21, to end its football season with a 10-2 record, nobody uttered a battle cry regarding the 2015 campaign. In amateur sports, there is no wait until “next year, ...

South Fayette celebrates success in soccer, too

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After the sting from an overtime loss to Lancaster Mennonite, 2-1, eased a bit, South Fayette looked back positively on a season that resulted in the school’s first semifinal soccer appearance in PIAA Class AA his...

Peters Township school board updates background check policy

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Peters Township School members plan to expedite approval of a policy which changes the requirements for criminal background checks for district staff and volunteers.

Mt. Lebanon schools earn top marks by state standards

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Mt. Lebanon school administrators pointed to strong statistical evidence of student achievement at the Nov. 17 school board meeting as they presented a raft of school performance data. The Pittsburgh Business Times ranke...

Canon-McMillan girls runner-up in PIAA soccer

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Midnight struck early for Canon-McMillan as its Cinderella soccer season ended in the PIAA Class AAA championship game. Around the dinner hour Nov. 15, the Lady Macs succumbed to Central Bucks West, 2-1, in sudden-death ...

Woman’s Club making Bethel Park a better place to live

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Members of the Bethel Woman’s Club want people to know that they are still out there actively helping the community.

Peters Township claims PIAA state soccer title

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After Peters Township accepted the 2014 PIAA Class AAA boys’ soccer trophy, the players placed the piece of hardwood on the field at Hersheypark Stadium. With locked arms, they formed an unbreakable link and circl...

Week of Nov. 19

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ALBRIGHT - Rev. Dr. H. Pat, 83, Scott, Nov. 9.

Week of Nov. 19

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On Aug. 23, Philip William Koenig was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps at Pittsburgh’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Lt. Koenig is the...

Thank you, patriotic teens

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I want to thank the students of Peters Township for supporting our veterans and troops with their wonderful displays in McMurray, which I passed on my way to work. My 30-year-old brother currently serves on active duty i...

Finding Help in Mt. Lebanon forum educates community

- No matter what you're dealing with in life, chances are there is some type of support to help you handle the situation – if only you can find it.

Support the Lifespan Respite Care Program

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I’m writing to ask the community to support the Lifespan Respite Care Program. During November – National Caregiver Awareness Month – the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, patient organizations an...

Peters Township wins state soccer title, C-M Lady Macs finish as runner-ups

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Peters Township edged Great Valley, 2-1, at Hersheypark Stadium and captured the PIAA Class AAA men’s soccer championship.

South Fayette headed back to Heinz Field

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The long-awaited rematch between South Fayette (12-0) and Aliquippa (12-0) has arrived. The football foes will vie for the WPIAL Class AA championship at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 in familiar surroundings at Heinz Field. The Lions ...

Body found in Bethel Park identified

- The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has identified the man whose body was found in a creek around 10 a.m. Nov. 14 along Delaware Avenue in Bethel Park as 31-year-old David Hess. A supervisor who answe...

Dee Briggs opens solo exhibit at Mine Factory

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Through Nov. 28

‘Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets’

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Nov. 19, 21, 22, 23

Hollywood Theater screens ‘Spartacus’

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Nov. 20, 21 and 23

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screening at Hollywood Theater

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Nov. 23

Galleria of Mt. Lebanon to hold Shop & Adopt a Pet Rescue Event

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Everybody’s waiting for the man with the bag, and it won’t be long as The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon kicks off the 2014 holiday season with Santa’s arrival at 5 p.m. Nov. 20. Just a few days later, joll...

Woman charged in USC shooting to live with victim’s parents

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As a condition of waiving her preliminary hearing, the 28-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her cousin in what witnesses said was an accident will be allowed to stay with relatives while awaiting a trial date.

Evan Osnos speaks on Hong Kong, China at Town Hall South

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Following a moving Veterans Day tribute performance by members of the Upper St. Clair High School marching band, New Yorker correspondent, author and China specialist Evan Osnos addressed a full auditorium as part of the...