Remember When: Elks plans stag smoker, Kinloch gets city water
100 years ago
Big stag smoker planned by New Kensington Elks
New Kensington Elks will hold a big stag smoker at their club house. Chairman J. Wesley Laughlin has arranged for an array of speakers and entertainers at the lodge that evening. Everything points to a big time and a good old-fashioned “Dutch” lunch will be served. The social committee aims to bring out a large number of the members and start something in the social line at the Elks' club.
75 years ago
Water company begins pipeline; Kinloch will get city water
At last, Kinloch residents are to realize their hope for city water. The Kensington Water Company began construction of a pipeline which will carry water to the former mining community.
50 years ago
Barber Shop Harmony program to feature 5 quartets
New Kensington Rotary Club will sponsor its eighth Barber Shop Harmony program in New Kensington High School auditorium. The gala musical event will feature five well-known quartets plus the Golden Triangle Chorus, known as the “Sweet Adelines,” and the Alle-Kiski Chorus. The quartets include the Gibson Girls, Shortones, Great Scots, Sta-Laters and the Pittsburghettes.
25 years ago
New Kensington merchants don't want access road
Some of downtown New Kensington's most influential merchants want state officials to reject a request for $10 million in state money for an access road between the Springdale and Creighton exits of the Allegheny Valley Expressway. The proposal for a mall, which would include three to six major department stores and at least 150 small stores, is being planned by developer Damian Zamias in Frazer Township.
15 years ago
Lower gas prices, economy encourage vacations
Travel agents in the Valley are busy booking vacations. According to local travel agents, the economy and lower gas prices are helping boost reservations. AAA West Penn said travel by car this summer is expected to be up about 4 percent over last year because of lower gas prices.
10 years ago
March of Dimes benefits from 6-mile walk in A-K
An event — a 6-mile walk in which participants trek through New Kensington, Lower Burrell and Arnold — was held for the 33rd year to aid the March of Dimes. In Western Pennsylvania alone, 15 walks were scheduled. In the Alle-Kiski walk, which started and ended at National City Bank along Leechburg Road in New Kensington, about 150 people raised pledges and participated.
Five years ago
Penguins defeat Rangers, 2-0, for conference lead
The Pittsburgh Penguins shut down the New York Rangers, 2-0, for a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh.