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 Freda Ellis
At Heinz Awards, December 2012
Freda Ellis

Obituary: Freda Ellis / August Wilson’s sister served in many roles

Freda Ellis -- sister of the late playwright August WIlson -- was a beloved force in the community.


 Writer Wes Craven died in his Los Angeles home of brain cancer. He was 76.

Obituary: Wes Craven / ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ director

The versatile filmmaker also wrote and produced features, directed for television and wrote novels.



Obituary: Paul G. Dacey / A fixture at PNC Park’s Lexus Club

Mr. Dacey, 83, of Brookline died Wednesday at St. Clair Hospital of congestive heart failure.


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Environmental Charter School seeks to open two more schools

The school has filed an application with Pittsburgh Public Schools to add a K-8 school in East Liberty and open a 9-12 school in the Hill.



Allegheny Intermediate Unit board opens up its deliberations

The AIU, which offers special education services, looks to “right-size” with staff cuts and potential sale of building.


 

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Back to School: Nun’s lesson about good deeds has had long payoff

Sister Generosa taught me the value of helping others long ago, and I am grateful now for the lesson.



Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Bayardstown Social Club in Strip makes a quick success of socializing

Born on a vacant lot on Penn Avenue, Bayardstown is a bring-your-own party to which everyone’s invited, including kids and dogs.


 

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