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Remember When: A look at the Valley's past in the language of the times

| Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

100 years ago

Firemen's association has 2nd convention in Springdale

Athletic events, a reception, a parade, business session and other events were featured at the second annual convention of the Allegheny Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association in Springdale. The general program opened with a reception in the hose house of the Good Will Hose Company of Springdale. Athletic events took place on Mellon Field.

75 years ago

Informal ‘Silver Jubilee Ball' planned for New Kensington High School

All graduates of New Kensington High School are invited to attend the informal “Silver Jubilee Ball” at New Kensington High School in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the building of the Ridge Avenue school. All alumni, young and old, are invited to enjoy themselves at this first annual dance.

50 years ago

Parnassus firemen agree to build rather than remodel their fire hall

Parnassus firemen have agreed to go along with plans for con struction of a new fire hall on Freeport Street. The group also favored the remodeling of the present fire hall in Parnassus, but Mayor Edward Zaleski has maintained he would not spend any money for such a project. The new fire hall will include a basement meeting room to the rear of the engine room.

25 years ago

90-plus temperatures sends folks to pools

The summer's first heat wave filled swimming pools and generated a wave of business at ice cream parlors as the mercury climbed above 90 for the second consecutive day.

15 years ago

Sawdust carpets built in West Tarentum by Holy Martyrs

A 55-year-old tradition continued as parishioners of Holy Martyrs Parish in West Tarentum gathered to create multicolored designs called “sawdust carpets” in celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

10 years ago

St. John Orthodox sponsors food festival

The Slavic Food Festival at St. John Orthodox Church in New Kensington drew visitors from across the Valley and as far as Pittsburgh. The festival happens twice each year — in June and October. This is the 32nd year for the event.

Five years ago

Highland Hose Co. hosts festival in park

The Tarentum Festival, sponsored by Highland Hose Co., brought people of all ages to Riverview Memorial Park for the start of a three-day festival of fun, food and entertainment.

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