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Kindergarten registration set

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year will be held at McAnnulty Elementary School April 24 and at Paynter Elementary April 30. Parents/guardians must schedule an appointment with the schools.

For more information, contact 412-884-6300, ext. 7261, or


Blood drive Tuesday

A blood drive is set from noon to 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 3344 Churchview Ave.

To schedule an appointment, call 412-292-3098; walk-ins are also welcome.

The drive is sponsored by Baldwin and Whitehall police departments, Baldwin Emergency Medical Service, the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation and the Central Blood Bank.


Website helps with scholarships

The Community Scholarship Foundation of Canon-McMillan Dollars for Scholars has launched a new website - - through new software provided by Scholarship America, the scholars' parent organization.

Through the website, students can create an online profile, which will help them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships - on both the local and national level.


Hospital looking for volunteers

Monongahela Valley Hospital is recruiting volunteers to serve as extensions to practically every department. Volunteers work flexible hours - as few as two hours per week.

For details or to volunteer, call 724-258-1444 or email


Relay goes Hollywood on Saturday

The Relay for Life of Mt. Lebanon will go Hollywood this year, with a crime-solving adventure to go along with the cancer fundraiser that has drawn thousands of participants in recent years.

The group will partner with the Hollywood Theater in Dormont for an event called "Lights! Camera! Murder!" on Saturday.

During the event, meant to be a prelude to the Relay for Life race June 15-16, guests will take part in what appears to be a typical Hollywood Academy Awards after party with its sordid scandals and starlet lies until ... a homicide.

Guests are left to connect the clues to discover the murderer. Everyone there will be a suspect and participate in the investigation.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. at the theater, 1449 Potomac Ave. in Dormont. Tickets are $15 in advance at or $20 at the door. Admission includes a small popcorn, soda and a digital paparazzi photo. Prizes will go to best costume and best actor.

Relay for Life of Mt. Lebanon is entering its fourth year. Over its duration, the relay has raised almost $600,000 for the American Cancer Society.

For details about this year's race or to sign up or donate:

• The commission is seeking applications with resumes from residents interested in serving on a municipal volunteer board, such as the environmental sustainability or historic preservation boards, with terms beginning April 1. A description of each board and applications are available at Applicants should submit a resume and application by today to Marcia Taylor, assistant manager, 710 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.


Genealogy Day Sunday at Bethel El

Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, is holding its second annual Genealogy Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The free seminar is held in conjunction with the annual all-you-can-eat pancake festival, $7 for adults, $5 for children, which is held in another part of the building.

For details: Call 412-849-5549.


Northwest bank to collect donations for memorial

Organizers of the First Responders Memorial at Washington Cemetery recently selected Northwest Savings Bank as the financial institution that will collect monetary donations to fund the half-million-dollar project.

Ground was broken in October 2012 at the section of the cemetery dedicated to honoring police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and 911 dispatchers.

A memorial sculpture created by local artist Jim Prokell will be the centerpiece. The larger-than-life bronze sculpture - atop a three-section granite base - depicts a representation of each first responder coming to the aid of a child.

Donations may be made at any Northwest Savings Bank branch or at the cemetery office at 498 Park Ave., Washington 15301.

• Washington Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual chamber concert Up Close and Personal at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 101 S. College St., Washington.

Under the direction of conductor William Galvin, the concert features the principal musicians.

Tickets, $10, will be sold at the door; only advance sales are online at


• A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the relocated UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Washington is scheduled at 11 a.m. March 19, although the center has been open officially since Feb. 4.

One of more than 50 locations in the Western Pennsylvania region that extends from Uniontown in the south to Erie in the north and to Latrobe in the east, the Washington Center offers outpatient physical therapy, balance, vestibular, concussion and women's rehabilitation, and men's health (pelvic floor rehabilitation) and lymphedema management (management of upper & lower extremity limb swelling).

To better serve the public, the center moved from its old location on Washington Road near Canonsburg to Meadowpointe, 470 Johnson Road, Suite 110, near Washington and is staffed with two physical therapists and two physical therapy aides.

"While most of our patients are referred to the center, patients can also have direct access to our services, depending on their insurance," said Maria Beisler, marketing assistant.

For more information, call 724-229-5260.

• The eighth annual Men's Culinary Classic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The event is hosted by Community Action Southwest.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $7 for ages 6-12 and free for those younger than 5. Tickets may be purchased at the agency's website at or by calling 724-225-9550.

Proceeds benefit the agency, which has programs for families in Washington and Greene counties.

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