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Fall play set at high school

The high school will stage the 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning "You Can't Take It With You" as its fall play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 in the high school auditorium, 309 Church Road.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Senior citizens pay $3 at the Nov. 8 performance.

The play, written by Moss Hart and Pittsburgh native George S. Kauffman, had a run of 838 performances on Broadway in the late 1930s and early 1940s and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award-winning film.

The play is directed by English teacher Cortney Falce.


Auberle wins national award for nonprofits

McKeesport social service agency Auberle was designated Agency of the Year by the Alliance for Children and Families, a national membership association for human service organizations, at its national conference last week.

Auberle was selected as Agency of the Year for its expansion into new program areas and increased service provisions, according to a news release.

In nine months, Auberle researched and developed a new girls-specific program, purchased a building and property, underwent property subdivision and rezoning, designed a new girls' campus, completed $950,000 in building renovations and launched a new program.

Auberle launched a Girls' Programming Initiative to address the disproportionate number of resources available for at-risk girls in the community compared to their male counterparts. Partners on that initiative include Carlow and Robert Morris universities and national research partners including the National Center for Juvenile Justice and National Girls Institute.

"This is an example of where the nonprofit community is going," John Lydon, Auberle CEO, said in the release. "Nonprofits are reinventing ourselves and have been for some time. We have become much more creative, efficient and focused on delivering impact in the communities we serve. The result in our overall capacity is such that it stands out. Auberle's recognition as Agency of the Year ... is a greater indicator of that progress."


General to speak at library

The Peters Township Public Library in partnership with World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will welcome Brig. Gen. Lewis G. Irwin, Army Reserve, at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the library, 616 E. McMurray Road.

Gen. Irwin will discuss topics from his new book, "Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation," published by the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. A book signing follows.

Gen. Irwin, a political science professor at Duquesne University and commander of the Army Reserve's 926th Engineer Brigade, will talk about the challenges that have constrained the United States and NATO in the coalition's mission in Afghanistan. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he will describe the difficulties presented by Afghanistan's history and culture, as well as the region's contemporary social, political and economic circumstances.

This program is free; register by emailing, at the library's circulation desk or by calling 724-941-9430.

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