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Penn Hills arts group inducting four into Hall

Penn Hills Arts and Music Education will induct four Penn Hills natives into its Hall of PHAME at its fall gala Nov. 12 at Churchill Valley Country Club.

The honorees are violinist and teacher Eugene Reichenfeld; music producer and guitarist Bryan Bassett, a member of the 1970s band Wild Cherry ("Play That Funky Music"); Frank Czuri, lead singer of Pure Gold; and dance teacher Tom O'Steen.

Mr. Reichenfeld, 99, will perform at the event.

Information: or 412-243-6578.

Squirrel Hill health fair next Thursday at JCC

AgeWell Pittsburgh and the Squirrel Hill Health Center will hold a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Thursday in Ostrow Palm Court, Kaufmann Building of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill.

It is geared toward older adults and offers opportunities to meet individually with counselors from APPRISE, a free public program of the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, to discuss Medicare Annual Enrollment.

APPRISE appointments are recommended and can be made at 412-277-2990.

For more information, call Mark Pastoria, 412-290-5647.

• Lauren Grodstein, author of "A Friend of the Family," will speak at the annual Faith Weinstein Book and Author Program at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in Levinson Hall in the Kaufmann Building of the JCC.

The program includes a dessert reception and book signing. Dietary laws will be observed.

Advance reservations, $5; donations at the door, $10. RSVP by Wednesday to LHAS at 412-648-6106. Checks may be made payable and mailed to: Ladies Hospital Aid Society, 3459 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Tax-deductible contributions to perpetuate the program can be made on separate checks, noted Faith Weinstein Book and Author Program, payable to the UJF Foundation.

For information, call Sybil Lieberman, 412-521-8011., ext. 135.

North Versailles Goodwill to open 'by-pound' store Wednesday

Goodwill will open a store in North Versailles on Wednesday in which it will sell clothing and other merchandise by the pound.

It will be in Goodwill's new Retail Operations Center in North Versailles Town Center, 294 Lincoln Highway. The site is a former Ames store.

Clearance items from other Goodwill stores will be sold for $1.39 a pound. Items totaling 20 or more pounds will sell for 99 cents a pound, and 50 pounds or more for 59 cents a pound. There will be an additional 15 percent discount for seniors.

Times set for pickup of leaves, yard waste in Murrysville, Export

Leaf and yard waste will be collected on upcoming Saturdays in Murrysville and Export.

Allied Waste will be collecting these items in both municipalities this Saturday and Nov. 20, and in Murrysville only Nov. 13.

Residents should place the waste on their curbs the night before collection. Leaves - and only leaves - must be in biodegradable leaf bags. Yard waste - no more than 3 inches in diameter and 48 inches in length - must be tied in bundles and placed next to the leaf bags.

Residents who miss pickup dates or have more leaves may call Allied Waste, 877-788-9400, for pickup at $7.50 per bag. Leaves also may be taken to Valley Landfill on Pleasant Valley Road.

For more information, call Allied Waste, 877-788-9400, or contact the Municipality of Murrysville by e-mail at or 724-327-2100, ext. 130.

Seton Hill faculty recital Sunday

Ten faculty members will perform in a free recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.

The participants will be: Kathleen Campbell, Risé Kostilnik, Edward Kuhn, Kelly Lynch, Jill Procida, Curt Scheib, David Sinclair, Rosalind Stack, Crystal Stryker and Robert Stull.

For more information go to or call 724-552-1722.

Veterans parade next Thursday in New Kensington/Arnold

The New Kensington-Arnold Joint Veterans parade will begin at 11 a.m. next Thursday.

The lineup will take place at 10:30 in Roosevelt Park, Arnold. The parade will advance down Fifth Avenue and end at the Gold Star Mothers Monument across from New Kensington Peoples Library.

For information, contact Grace Girardi,

Redeemer students plan Veterans Day parade in Oakmont

Students at Redeemer Lutheran School, Oakmont, have organized a Veterans Day parade that will begin at 10 a.m. next Thursday.

The students have invited veterans, men and women currently serving in the military and local residents to march with them. The parade will start at the school, 1261 Pennsylvania Ave., and end at Oakmont Cemetery.

Veterans planning to participate should call 412-828-9323. They may come to the school afterward for cocoa and cookies and to stuff stockings for the troops.

Forest Hills volunteers sought for municipal boards

Forest Hills residents interested in volunteering for a municipal board or committee should submit a letter of application and a resume or biography by 4 p.m. Jan. 4.

They should forward the information to the Borough Office, 2071 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15221. Volunteers whose terms are about to expire may reapply by contacting that office.

The vacancies are:

• Neighborhood Crime Resistance Committee, three positions, two-year term.

• Planning Commission, two positions, four-year terms.

• Recreation Board, four positions, three-year terms.

• Tree and Shrub Committee, one position, three-year term.

• Zoning Hearing Board, one position, three-year term.

For more information, call 412-351-7330.

StoryWorks members meet, plan Tellabration in Murrysville

Members of StoryWorks in Murrysville will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Road, to tell "Tales About Us."

The regular meeting is a chance for storytellers to practice on each other, and is open to anyone who enjoys a good story or might consider joining.

The group includes professional and amateur storytellers who appear at schools, festivals and events. Each meeting has a different theme, and the stories told are often critiqued rehearsals for an event.

StoryWorks also is preparing for its annual Tellabration, part of a worldwide event that happens the weekend before every Thanksgiving. Past events have featured noted storytellers and authors, as well as club members.

This year's free Tellabration will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 4600 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville. The theme will be "Tales With a Twist."

For information about either, call Marsha Wong, 724-733-7977.

Burrell Middle School sponsors second Turkey Trot

For the second year in a row, students at Huston Middle School have organized Turkey Trot, a fundraiser to benefit families in need who live in the Burrell School District.

It will be held from 3:18 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the high school track. Students will solicit sponsors, who will pledge per lap walked or make a flat donation. Proceeds will be used to purchase grocery gift certificates.

There will be refreshments, and prizes will be awarded for most money or most laps. Huston students raised $2,000 last year.

For more information, contact Sarah Campbell, or 724-334-1403.


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