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

| Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 7:28 p.m.
Leechburg 125 Years
The book “Leechburg 125 Years” shows Kalmar’s Garage, Gilpin, in 1937.

100 years ago

Tri-Borough Hebrew Club organized, officers chosen

The Tri-Borough Hebrew Club was organized Oct. 16, 1913, with an enrollment of 60 members. The object of the club is to improve the political standing of the Jewish voters of the three boroughs. The officers of the club were chosen as follows: Harry Simon, chairman; Julius Eiges, vice chairman; Irving G. Miller, secretary; and B. H. Fisher, treasurer.

75 years ago

Hart's department store opens with music, radio personalities

With lights ablaze, with color and music by Barry Blue forming a background with nationally known radio broadcasters to act as announcers and fashion-arbiter, Hart's formally presented a beautiful new department store to the Allegheny Valley. Eddie Schaughency, KDKA announcer, and Miss Janet Ross, KDKA stylist, took part in the colorful opening of this new mercantile establishment.

50 years ago

Cub, Explorer and Boy Scouts take part in Boyce Park dedication

Several thousand uniformed Boy Scouts, Cubs and Explorer Scouts took part in dedication ceremonies of Boyce Regional Park in Plum. Boyce Regional Park, the first of six Allegheny County regional parks, is named for William D. Boyce, the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, who was born in the area.

25 years ago

Steelers lose 34-14 to Houston, marking sixth consecutive loss

The Steelers self-destructed and were sent reeling to their sixth consecutive loss, this time to the Houston Oilers, 34-14, at Three Rivers Stadium. The Steelers fell to 1-6, their worst start since 1969, and sunk deeper into the AFC Central Division basement.

15 years ago

Community Library of Allegheny Valley opens branch in Harrison

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Community Library of Allegheny Valley's new 9,000-square-foot library in Harrison. The modern building is located at Broadview Boulevard and Montana Avenue. About half of $1.5 million raised toward the new library was donated by the local residents.

10 years ago

Weather was chilly, but 25th annual NK-10K race takes place

The 25th annual NK-10K was held on a chilly Saturday morning through the streets of New Kensington and Arnold. Lauren Aljoe, 19, of Apollo, won the women's division, and Rich Furgviele of Pittsburgh won the men's division. The race debuted in 1979.

Five years ago

Firemen sponsor Vandergrift's first Oktoberfest in Kennedy Park

The sun shined brightly through the fall foliage at the first Vandergrift Oktoberfest in Kennedy Park. Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Department No. 2 sponsored the event to raise money for operating costs.

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