Mister Rogers' sweater drive will start this week
This Thursday, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will kick off the 2012 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive. Through Dec. 16, you can bring new or gently used adult's and children's sweaters to the North Side museum, which will donate them to needy families through the United Way of Allegheny County and other nonprofits. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Mr. McFeely will be visiting the museum for the kickoff, along with 88 kids from Martin Luther King School and the museum's Pre/K Headstart programs. Details: 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org
Crossing Fences celebration
Four celebrations will be held this month as the culmination of SLB Radio Productions's Crossing Fences program, a neighborhood-based oral history program featuring African-American boys and men from the Hill District, Homewood and Hazelwood.
Crossing Fences — designed to connect generations of African-American males, celebrate the connections by creating multimedia productions, and sharpen skills to support success in school and beyond — combines cutting-edge audio technology with intergenerational communication, say officials from the Saturday Light Brigade. The public is invited to the celebrations to hear the original oral histories created by area youth, and meet program participants and community leaders. Attendees will receive free copies of the multimedia book created.
The citywide celebration will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Three neighborhood celebrations will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Center of Life in Hazelwood; 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Lighthouse YMCA Program, Pittsburgh Westinghouse; and a to-be-determined November date in the Hill District. Details: www.neighborhoodvoices.org
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rossi: The series that will define these Pirates
- PSU campus gathers data for city plan
- Pirates hold on to beat Red Sox, complete 3-game sweep at PNC
- Duquesne shooting victims are stable
- Steelers’ Polamalu relying on smarts as physical skills decline
- Munhall seeks to stave off ‘47’ status
- Steelers’ Timmons looks to reverse defense’s struggles
- Sutersville principal’s comments taken out of context, district claims
- Pitt star running back Conner adjusting to higher profile this year
- Controller to examine how much vehicles cost Allegheny County
- North Versailles prepares to welcome K-9 unit