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On Sunday, March 24, longtime Emsworth resident Richard R. Waldron was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Valor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh. More than 15 family members and friends attended the formal, military presentation. Adam Armendariz, the oldest of Waldron's seven grandchildren, accepted the plaque on Waldron's behalf.

"It was an honor to represent my granddad today." Armendariz later posted on his Facebook page. He was "a quiet hero who loved his family, his country, and his community selflessly."



The Avonworth Antelopes had an impressive start to the baseball season, routing section foe Freedom in a home game on Monday, the first section game for the team.

Senior Sean Kampsen tossed seven solid innings, allowing only two runs with 10 strike-outs. Kampsen also supported himself with a two-run homerun in the third inning. Senior infielder Jake Filipowski, senior outfielder Anthony Tomansino, and junior infielder Chris O'Malley also had multi-hit games. With the defense making only one error in the field, the Antelopes ended up winning 5-2.


On March 13, police investigated a reported hit and run accident on Lincoln Avenue.

Two CD players and 50 CDs were reported stolen from a front porch on Kendall Avenue on March 15.

Also on March 15, police investigated the theft of a laptop computer during the burglary of a Teece Avenue residence.

Police responded to a threat of simple assault with a screwdriver on Orchard Avenue on March 18.

On March 19, police were dispatched to a North Balph Avenue residence concerning criminal mischief.


It's never too early to teach kids the benefits of healthy eating, but it's not too often that the kids show the grown-ups some yummy recipes that are easy to prepare, that kids like and that are (of course) healthy.



Any of you who have had any contact with me over the last six months knows that my Christmas present to me this year was a Great Dane puppy. Deacon is the new Citizen dog, and you all will be seeing a lot of him as the weather gets nicer.

He has some big paw prints to fill. Arthur was loved and welcomed by so many of you during his short life with me, and losing my constant companion last May was a life-changing experience.


The owners of Sunny Jim’s Tavern on Camp Horne Road in Kilbuck Township are sporting less hair than usual, as are many of their customers. Pictured at left, owners Jim Oliver and Mike Stachel led a group of 50 volunteers -- including three women -- who had their heads shaved last Saturday to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research. This is the second year that Sunny Jim’s has hosted the fund-raising event. Donations are expected to exceed $5,000 this year.


Thu, 2014-04-10 - Sat, 2014-04-12

The Little Sisters of the Poor will hold a rummage sale of clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items, books and assorted items, April 10 - 12.

Refreshments and baked goods will be available. The home is located in Brighton Heights at 1028 Benton Ave. The sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Saturday, April 12 is the bag sale.

Everything must be sold. All proceeds will benefit the elderly residents living at the home..

For more information or directions, call the home at (412)307-1100.

Fri, 2014-04-04 - Sat, 2014-05-10

Trinity Lutheran Church and Avalon Borough are looking for crafters for the 14th annual Avalon Apple Blossom Festival on Saturday, May 10.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on California Avenue

Cost is $15 per space. Space is limited.

For more information, call Trinity at (412)761-4010 or Denny at (412)761-5416.