June 29, 2020

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.

Low Net Nine Hole golfer

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

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.

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.

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.  

Scramble golf winners

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

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.

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.

Even Hole golf winner

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

May 29, 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.     

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 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.

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June 26, 2020

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.

June 9, 2020

welcome

Low Net golf winner

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