Golf league resumes play

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League started its season with required restrictions. The first winners are Jean Joseph for “low putts” and Pat Sheleheda is “Star of the Day.” Officers are Joseph, chairlady and ringers; Patty Decima, treasurer; Sheleheda, awards; Rose Marie Zuro, publicity; Guest Day, Ginger Spang; and  Rally Day , Carole Friend.

Top golfers

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the Low Putts game is Judi Murray and Star of the Day is Jean Joseph.

​​MEETINGS and EVENTS

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Even Hole golf winner

Judi Murray is the winner of the Youghiogheny Country Club Woman’s Nine Hole Golf League's Even Hole event.

July 31, 2020

Low Net golf winner

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the Low Net event is Sarah Gossman.

July 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

August 7, 2020

Low Net Nine Hole golfer

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole League winner of Low Net is Ginger Spang.

MRA to offer musical theatre camp

     Grandstage Musical Theatre Camp 2020 is Aug. 3-14 from 1-4 p.m. with a Showcase at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 of Disney's "Zombies." Youth ages 8-14 will learn acting, singing, dancing, and costume design, and there will be a makeup workshop. The camp is directed by Jen Gorton and assistant director is Sami Parks. Cost is $275. Health and safety measures are in place. To register or for more information, call Mon River Arts at 412-405-8425 or visit the web site at monriverarts.org.

Chapman winners

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winners of the Chapman was the team of Sara Gossman,left, Pat Lozano and Jean Joseph.

Golf winners

     Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner is Sarah Gossman, left, and runner-up Ginger Spang. The game was “Throw Out the Mystery Hole,” which was a Par 5 Hole No. 8.

July 30, 2020

McKeesport artists to exhibit work

     A members-only exhibit for the McKeesport Art Group will be Aug. 1-30 at Feathers Artist Market & Gifts, 102 Fourth Street in Irwin. With art shows not taking place, this will give the artists a chance to display their work.

Local music topic of Fireside Chats

     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will have Fireside Chats with Dave at Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. The music of McKeesport featured in the new Arts & Entertainment Exhibit at the center, located in Renziehausen Park, will be featured. Among those discussed will be Sam Sneed, The Vogues, The Skyliners, and Arthur Rupe.

Scramble golf winners

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League scramble winners are Judi Murray and Carole Friend.

June 2, 2020

Heritage Center continues virtual Fireside Chats series
     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center's virtual series, "The History of Golf in Western Pennsylvania," continues June 2 at 7 p.m. Museum Manager Dave Moore will discuss W.C. Fownes Jr., Bob Ford and Frank Furher Jr., notable Western Pennsylvanians who have impacted golf on the local, national and international level. The series can be viewed live on Facebook at Fireside Chats with Dave.

Fireside Chats with Dave focuses on regional PGA championships

     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center's virtual series, "The History of Golf in Western Pennsylvania," continues June 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Museum Manager Dave Moore. He will discuss three PGA championships that have been played in the region in the last century. An Oakmont-heavy episode, the wins of Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and John Mahaffey on Henry Fownes' fabled links will be addressed. The series can be viewed live on Facebook at Fireside Chats with Dave.

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors' officers post update

     The officers of the Elizabeth Township Seniors Organization are waiting to hear when the Boston Spectrum will reopen so meetings can resume.

June 17, 2020

Summer Speaker Series begins virtually at Heritage Center

     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport will begin its Summer Speaker Series June 18 at 7 p.m. with "Suffrage: The Road to the Vote for American Women." The program will be presented by Judith Sutton, volunteer ambassador at the Heinz History Center. She will discuss the history of women's suffrage in the United States and those who organized and promoted the suffrage movement in Pittsburgh. The program will be broadcast via Zoom and on the heritage center's Facebook page. Donations will be used to support the cost of the programs. To register, go to the web site at mckeesportheritage.org, click Upcoming Programs then Summer Speaker Series.

     The heritage center, located at 1832 Arboretum Drive, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Masks are required when visiting the center. For more information about the center and Covid-19 guidelines, go to mckeesportheritage.org.

July 23, 2020

Mon Valley Happenings

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June 9, 2020

June 29, 2020

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winners of the Odd Hole Game were winner Sarah Gossman and runner-up Judi Murray. Winner of the longest putt on No. 9 green was Sarah Gossman.

Fireside Chats golf series to wrap up

      McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will conclude the nine-part virtual series, "The History of Golf in Western Pennsylvania," June 17 at 7 p.m. with Museum Manager Dave Moore. He will discuss current golf in the region including prominent courses and people still impacting the game including Sean Knapp and McKeesport native Brian Cooper. The series can be viewed live on Facebook at Fireside Chats with Dave.

Summer camps planned at Mon River Arts

     Mon River Arts will host two camps in August - Grandstage Musical Theatre Camp Aug. 3-14 from 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-14 and Musical Theatre Summer Dance Intensive  Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 10-18.

     The musical theater camp will focus on the basics of singing, dancing and acting and, through educational games and activities, character development, improvisation, stage presence, public speaking and auditions. Students also will create props, costumes, and learn about stage makeup. During camp, students will rehearse selections from one-act musicals to present for their final showcase performance Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Camp director is Jen Gorton and assistant director is Sami Parks. Cost is $275 and the deadline to register is July 15; register by June 20 and the cost is $250.

     The dance camp will enhance knowledge of dance terminology, teach musical theatre dance technique, and build confidence in learning choreography. The focus will be on jazz dance technique, musical theatre technique, and a beginning level tap curriculum with an emphasis on musical theatre. Choreography will be from a variety of different styles of musical theatre performances. There will be a performance of the techniques learned Aug. 7. Instructor is Sami Parks. Cost is $200 and the deadline to register is July 15; register by June 20 and the cost is $175.

     To register for the camps, call 412-405-8425 or at the web site at monriverarts@gmail.com.

June 26, 2020

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Top golfers

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Star of the Day is Ginger Spang and Memorial Tournament winner is Pat Sheleheda.  

Golf winners

June 16, 2020

June 1, 2020

Heritage center seeks Covid-19 stories

     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center is seeking stories about experiences with the Covid-19 pandemic. Send a photo, video, art work, a poem, a play - anything that tells the story of what life has been like for you during this time. The stories will be archived and used for an exhibit. Email your story to CovidStories@mckeesportheritage.org.     

May 27, 2020

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of Low Net was Pat Sheleheda and Star of the Day was Sarah Gossman.

Heritage Center to continue virtual Fireside Chats series

     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center's virtual series, "The History of Golf in Western Pennsylvania," continues tonight (May 27) at 7 p.m. Museum Manager Dave Moore will discuss two international competitions in the region - the 1975 Ryder Cup and 2002 Curtis Cup. Each event saw a regional person have a major role in the outcome of the matches. The series can be viewed live on Facebook at Fireside Chats with Dave.

Tickets available for Heritage Center's annual Living History Tour

     The 6th annual Living History Tour hosted by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, will be Sept. 12-13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the historic McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. The stories of 11 notable, famous and infamous McKeesports who are laid to rest in the cemetery will be told by costumed actors. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available online at mckeesportheritage.org or by calling 412-678-1832. All tickets are for a timed window of one hour; no tours begin after 3:30 p.m. There will be one-way paths to maintain social distancing and parking attendants will direct parking and entry/exit from the cemetery area.

Church plans 'A Taste of Serbia'

   St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport, will host "A Taste of Serbia" ethnic food festival Oct. 2-3 from 3-7 p.m. The event will be takeout only.

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.

Queen Bee winner

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League's Judi Murray is the winner of the Queen Bee Event and Star of the Day.

Nominees wanted for Community Partner Awards

     Mon Valley Initiative is accepting nominations for its annual Community Partner Awards, which will be presented in October. Since 1990, the awards have been presented by the community development corporations and local advisory groups that participate in Mon Valley Initiative.
     This is the first year that nominations also have been taken from the public. Grant Cole, community outreach specialist, said, "During the coronavirus pandemic, there have been many people who have stepped up to help their neighbors or their communities, usually with no recognition. But there are other people and groups who have been helping their municipalities for many years. They clean up vacant lots, run block-watch programs, stock food pantries or little libraries, and organize volunteer efforts. Since many of us have been spending time re-connecting with our neighbors during the pandemic, we decided this was a good year to ask for nominations for community partner awards from throughout the Mon Valley."
     Anyone who works or lives in one of the communities that borders on the Monongahela River may be nominated for a community partner award, he said, adding that employees and board members of Mon Valley Initiative and their immediate family are not eligible. Three to five awardees will be selected by the MVI board and staff.

     To nominate someone for an MVI Community Partner Award, use the form on the website at www.monvalleyinitiative.com. Include your name, email address and a daytime phone number where you can be reached for more information. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 15.