Remember When: Business Men's Carnival, 8-mile benefit dance
100 years ago
Business Men's Carnival clears $350 to benefit Citizens General Hospital
The Business Men's Carnival came to a close after playing to crowded houses. There were 31 acts each evening and was one of the largest and best theatrical efforts seen in New Kensington. The carnival was staged as a benefit for the Citizens General Hospital and about $350 was cleared.
75 years ago
20,000 Aluminum workers will meet for convention
The first annual convention of the international union, Aluminum Workers of America, will open in the Elks Home, New Kensington. Delegates representing approximately 20,000 aluminum workers will be attending.
50 years ago
Arthur Murray Dancers plan 8-mile benefit from Dispatch to L.B.
An 8-mile dance is planned by the Arthur Murray Dancers of New Kensington to aid the Easter Seal Drive for funds for crippled children and adults. The dancers will begin in front of the Daily Dispatch office and end at Hillcrest Shopping Center in Lower Burrell. The Elks will carry Easter Seal collection containers for contributions.
25 years ago
Gasoline prices drop; average price for regular is 84¢ per gallon
Gasoline prices in the Alle-Kiski Valley continue on a gradual downward trend. Prices in the Pittsburgh area average 84 cents for regular gas at self-serve stations.
15 years ago
Affleck, Damon movie to film for 3 days in New Kensington
Filming on the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon movie “Bearclaw,” later changed to “Dogma,” will begin along Sixth Avenue, New Kensington. Crews for the movie will shoot scenes for three days in New Kensington. The Miramax film also features George Carlin, Chris Rock and Salma Hayek.
10 years ago
Ceremony at Army Reserve Center supports those called to Iraq
Relatives and friends joined in a ceremony at the Army Reserve Center in New Kensington to show support for service people called to duty because of the war in Iraq.
Five years ago
Celebration of Lights holiday display draws citizen complaints
About 100 people crowded into the Hartwood Acres historic Tudor mansion, Indiana Township, for a town hall meeting hosted by County Chief Executive Dan Onorato. The first issue the crowd addressed was the Rite Aid Celebration of Lights holiday display. They complained of excessive traffic, loud music and damage to the environment.