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Pittsburgh’s roller derby league is recruiting new members for 2013

| December 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh’s roller derby league is recruiting new members for 2013

By Krystal Hare Point Park News Service Ally McKill never skated a day in her life, but joined Pittsburgh’s roller derby league in search of camaraderie. But Athena simply decided to move her aggression from the mosh pit to the rink. And Loraxe skates for not only a change of pace from her day job, […]

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Local light up night helps campaign grant thousands of holiday wishes

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Local light up night helps campaign grant thousands of holiday wishes

By Krystal Hare Point Park News Service Once, an elderly nursing home resident asked only for a cup of McDonald’s coffee as a Christmas present. Another care home resident wanted a delivered pizza and to meet “hunks.” And another received the first Christmas present of their life. Gibsonia-based organization PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®™ (PFP) granted these […]

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Local man spreads goodwill in community with Halloween tradition

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Local man spreads goodwill in community with Halloween tradition

By Krystal Hare Point Park News Service Twenty years ago, Joel Keefer jokingly brought a 450-pound Halloween surprise home to his wife and carved their first giant Jack-o-lantern. That year started an annual tradition with a growing following of trick-or-treaters and inspiration to find bigger pumpkins every year, growing by over 1,000 pounds in weight. […]

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ALCOSAN public comment period coming to a close, residents concerned

| October 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
ALCOSAN public comment period coming to a close, residents concerned

By Krystal Hare and Ashley Ropar Point Park News Service At the Sept. 18 public meeting, a local environmental supporter asked if the Allegheny County Sanitation Authority (ALCOSAN) considered the projected rain increase over the next 20 years that may negatively affect the proposed updates. At the following meeting a resident of Etna questioned institutional […]

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