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OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program hosts Walk for Literacy - The OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program is a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization that promotes literacy with a proven approach to help children in grades K-4 improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. OASIS recruits mature adults (50+) and provides training, materials, and clearances free of charge. Volunteers are placed in schools in the Pittsburgh and Woodland ... Read more...
During National Volunteer Month, we salute local seniors who generously give their time to serving others - Our community has many unsung heroes, those who give selflessly of their time and talents in order to serve others. Since it is National Volunteer Month, we’d like to salute all seniors in our community who get up and go out on a weekly or regular basis to help others. In our county, many volunteers ... Read more...
Safely dispose of unwanted prescription meds without even leaving your home - Did you know that you can help stop illegal drug abuse in our region by simply going through your medicine cabinet and properly disposing of any unused prescriptions medications you may have? Now, an initiative called Project D.U.M.P. (Disposal of Unused Medications Properly) makes it easier than ever to do so. In fact, you don’t ... Read more...
Take a journey back to “Then and Now” during Beaver County History Weekend - It’s safe to say that our beloved Beaver County sure does have an illustrious history. Did you know, for example, that our county once generated almost 60 percent of the nation’s wealth? A lot has changed in our area over the years, and much of it is recorded for posterity at the many museums and ... Read more...
Spring is a good time to take an interesting class or a fun day trip - With the weather turning warmer, it’s a good time to get out and do something fun or learn something new. The choices for doing so are abundant at Butler County Community College’s Lifelong Learning program, and the cost is very affordable. In addition to hundreds of classes covering everything from gardening, painting and American history ... Read more...
Upcoming collections to accept e-waste, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals, materials for reuse and more - Mark your 2017 calendar now for dates to drop off a wide variety of materials – ranging from computers and household chemicals to usable building materials and unwanted medications – at upcoming collections sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and its partners. “The Pennsylvania Resources Council provides residents of the commonwealth with numerous options ... Read more...
Electronics Recycling in the Pittsburgh Area - Want to recycle your old computers and computer accessories but not sure where to take them? Check out these local electronics recycling options for laptops, desktops, tablets, cell phones, TVs, printers, keyboards, speakers and more in the Pittsburgh area! eLoop Phone: 724-519-7646 Address: 2010 Borland Farm Road Export, PA 15632 Website: http://www.eloopllc.com Free recylcing: CPU’s Laptops Game ... Read more...
Local entertainment troupe proves that senior performers are “Better Than Ever” - Hollywood and Broadway may seek youth but a local performance troupe is proving that being “young at heart” is a lot more fun. The Better Than Ever Independents, affectionately known as the Sassy Seniors, can be found singing, dancing, acting, performing comedy skits and much more every month of year, except January and February. “We ... Read more...
Yellow Cab of Pittsburgh is now Ztrip Taxi - What is zTrip? It’s essentially an on demand transportation service, much like a traditional taxi. It accepts now or later pickups. Payment can be made with cash or credit. Instead of the typically yellow cab, however, zTrip Taxis are painted silver and have the zTrip logo. “The taxi industry is evolving and zTrip is leading ... Read more...
Former VFW Post 914 life member nominated for Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor - West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid has nominated one of its own for Southwestern Pennsylvania’s top military honor. Former VFW Post 914 life member Joseph J. Walters has been submitted for induction into the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.  A ... Read more...