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May 10, 2021

April 16, 2021

Library to host Earth Day cleanup

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host its annual Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17. The outdoor activity will maintain social distancing practices. Light refreshments will be served. To register for the free adult event, call the library at 412-672-0625 or online at The library is located at 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport.

March 23, 2021

Heritage Center hosts Women's Army Corps presentation

     "This is My War, Too!" - Winning the War with the Women's Army Corps is a Zoom presentation hosted by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Author, historian and collector Denise Deems. She will talk about the contribution of the WACs from Western Pennsylvania in the war effort including their training experience and service in Europe. She will also offer a virtual glimpse into some of their uniforms, equipment and personal items. Pre-register online at


Flea market planned at Heritage Center

     A flea market fundraiser will be May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. There will be a variety of items including furniture, toys, housewares, and jewelry.

Nine Hole Golfers start season

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League started its season and the first winners were Judi Murray, left, for Low Putts, and Pat Lozano, runner-up. Murray was the Star of the Day. 

April 29, 2021

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to resume meetings

     Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet for the first time since the pandemic began for a picnic on Tuesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion at Rock Run Inn (not the restaurant). Cost for the picnic lunch is $9. 
    Dues of $10 for 2021 must be paid by Friday, April 30. Checks, made out to E T Seniors, can be mailed to Carolyn Swain, 1405 Fallen Timber Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037.

Boy Scouts to host takeout spaghetti dinner

     A takeout-only spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 99, will be Saturday, May 1 from 3-6:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, 2200 Greenock-Buena Road in Elizabeth Twp.

Beep Beep Bingo planned in Lincoln

     Lincoln Boro VFRC #1 will have a Beep Beep Bingo Saturday, May 8. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7. Bingo cards are $7, $5 for specials. There will be a 50/50, Chinese auction and small games. Pre-sold parking passes are available for $2 and will be available for purchase Sunday, May 2 from 8-11 a.m. Purchasers of the pre-sold passes will be eligible for a Mother's Day prize. For more information, email    

May 4, 2021

NAMI McKeesport to meet

     McKeesport National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate will meet May 6 at 6 p.m. in the pavilion adjacent to the parking lot by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park. Licensed therapist Tamara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTR, LPC, will talk about childhood trauma and how it impacts adult life and development when it is unresolved. She will also discuss the challenges of the mental health system and why certain aspects of that is traumatic for families abroad.

     Hill is a certified clinical trauma therapist in private practice, specializing in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also works with some young and older adults struggling with grief and loss or life transitions. Hill is an author, family consultant, and founder of Anchored Children and Family Counseling in Monroeville.

     NAMI is a support and educational organization for families and friends of  loved ones who suffer with mental illness. For more information, call 412-527-6600.

March 19, 2021

Library begins Spring Wise Walk

    Spring Wise Walk, hosted by the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, meets at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park Tuesdays at 3 p.m., weather permitting. The group walks for 45 minutes then has a healthy snack while recording individual steps. Registration is not required. The event is sponsored by the McKeesport Hospital Foundation.

Scouts host drive-through pancake breakfast

     A drive-through pancake to benefit Cub Scout Pack 99 is Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Wagner's Restaurant, 550 McKeesport Road in Elizabeth (food and preparation is not affiliated with the restaurant). Cost is $8 and includes three pancakes and either two sausages to two bacons.

Takeout spaghetti planned at Faith Lutheran

     Faith Lutheran Church, 1656 Lincoln Way in White Oak, will have a takeout-only spaghetti dinner Saturday, March 20 from 4-7 p.m. There will be no curbside pickup; masks must be worn. Cost is $8, $4 for children and includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. There will be a bake sale and the Faith Quilters will be selling Easter candy.

Sip, paint event to benefit MLT

     Sip and Paint with Boss will be Saturday, March 27 from 1-4 p.m. at McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St. in McKeesport. Cost is $35; only 40 tickets will be sold. Participants can choose between two different paintings - flowers in a mason jar or a spring bike. Those attending can bring their own beverage; free tastings of ONEHOPE Wine, an award-winning Napa Valley wine that makes a positive impact in the world by donating a portion of the cost for every bottle, will be available. To register, go to Send an email to to confirm you will be be attending the event; put "sip and paint party" in the subject line.

March 1, 2021

Ministerium to host prayer service

     McKeesport Area Ministerium will host an ecumenical "Healing for Our Nation" prayer service Wednesday, March 3 from noon to 1 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 1300 Locust St. in McKeesport. The gathering will be in-person with safety measures in place, or virtually. Following are the options to participate virtually:

     Facebook: zion.baptist.9883

     Zoom: Meeting ID is 987 1990 4323 and the Passcode is 044730

     Conference Call: Call 1-978-990-5000. Access Code is 145613. If prompted for ID, say Zion Baptist Church.

November 2, 2016

Ukrainian church to host pyrohy sale
     St. John's Ukrainian Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will have a pyrohy sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. Items ready-to-eat will be potato and cheese pyrohy, homemade haluski, and homemade wedding soup. Also available are frozen potato and cheese pyrohy, and potato and sauerkraut pyrohy, and potato and bacon pyrohy. For more information, call 412-678-2206.

Flea market, bake sale planned

     A flea market and bake sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth. Outside space rental is $10; tables are not provided. Call 412-384-6464 to reserve a space. Homemade food will be available for eat-in or takeout.

Stuffed cabbage, bake sale scheduled

​     St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave. in McKeesport, will have a stuffed cabbage and bake sale. Orders for stuffed cabbage ($1.75 each), homemade bread ($4 for plain bread, $4.50 for raisin bread), cheregie, cookies, and nut, apricot and poppyseed rolls ($10.50 per roll) must be made by Nov. 6. ; call 412-678-6393, 412-672-3444 or 412-672-0736 to place an order.

     Orders can be picked up Nov. 10.