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7/30/17

A contingent of Bellevue Council members took advantage of the absence of the council president to appoint their candidate of choice to the vacant council seat.

7/30/17

Not too many years ago, carnivals sponsored by suburban fire departments were among the mainstays of the summer social agenda.

But times have changed, as Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company (OTVFC) carnival chairman William Thomas observed.

“In a time when many fire companies have abandoned their carnivals, OTVFC continues to host its carnival, which started back in 1948 and is a tradition that multiple generations in our community have enjoyed,” he said.

7/15/17

Bellevue Council will shelve a proposal to hire part-time officers to help reduce police department overtime costs, at least for now.

7/15/17

The Northgate School District was one of only 11 districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be recognized at the PA Literacy Conference, where representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education presented Innovation Incentive Awards.

The Keystones to Opportunity (KtO) Innovation Incentive Awards program recognizes innovation in literacy among Pennsylvania’s Striving Readers: Keystones to Opportunity sub-grantees. Northgate placed third in the category for increasing literacy outcomes for children from birth to age 5.

Blogs

06.04.17

A few weeks ago, I got what was probably my last look at the house where I grew up. For those of us who grew up in the same house, in the same town, for all or most of our youth, “home” is a powerful concept. It carries with it not just the bricks and wood of a particular structure, but embodies the essence of a powerful period of time in our lives. It represents our roots in a time and place that, hopefully, is still cherished by most of us.

Multimedia

OT firefighters prepare for their 69th annual parade, where they were joined by at least 25 neighboring fire companies.Atop the vintage truck are driver Jerry Reichart, and future firefighters, Bobby, Will, and Henry Huffmyer, with Tyler Scherling; middle row, from left: Bob Huffmyer, Mike Delucia, Rob Penfield, Tom Heinsberg, Justin Klingenberg, Rob Wible, Mike Metz, Russ Huffmyer, Joe Nicholas, A. J. Verduce; front row: Dave Huffmyer, Rich Sadler, Scott Penfield.

Events

Sun, 2017-08-06

The Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon will hold its second annual free jazz and dinner event, Sunday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m., in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall at 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon.

The event features a rib/BBQ cook-off. Proceeds benefit Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter, a program of Northside Common Ministries.

For more information, go to htpp://CPCBA Jazz.weebly.com or e-mail CPCBAJazz @gmail.com.

Mon, 2017-07-17 - Fri, 2017-07-28

The North Boroughs Corps of the Salvation Army will hold “Camp Courage!” a vacation Bible school for children ages 6-12, Monday-Friday, July 17-28, from noon-4 p.m., at 658 Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue. The camp concludes with a sing-along on Sunday, July 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

There will be arts, field trips and many more activities involving the theme “Nature and God.” Lunch will be served each day, as well as snacks.

There is no cost for participants.

For more information and to register, call (412)415-1726, ext. 103.