ShareThis Page

West View Community Connection to sponsor trunk sale

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:24 p.m.

West View Community Connection will have a trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 on Center Avenue, behind the West View Banquet Hall and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

The cost for a selling space is $20. People pull into parking spaces and sell items from the trunks of their vehicles. To reserve a space, call Deb Andrews at West View Savings Bank, 412-931-2171, or Beth Schellhaas at the West View Floral Shoppe, 412-931-1258.

Plant sale

The Longvue Acres Garden Club will have its annual perennial plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 in the parking lot at Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Highway, McCandless.

A wide variety of plants nurtured in club members' gardens will be available, and the sale will take place rain or shine.

For more information, call Claudia Hickly at 412-367-3066.

‘Ask the Allergist'

To raise public awareness of the health risks faced by an estimated 240,000 Western Pennsylvanians living with asthma, Breathe Pennsylvania is presenting programs locally in May as part of Asthma Awareness Month.

Breath Pennsylvania will host “Ask the Allergist,” an informational session with Dr. Steven Murphey, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 19 at the Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road in McCandless.

Adults with asthma and parents of children with asthma are invited to attend.

The event is free, but people must preregister through or by calling 800-220-1990.

No local concert

The Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra, which typically has a concert in the North Hills Middle School auditorium in Ross Township in the spring, will not perform at a local site this year.

People who wish to see the May program, which features the orchestra playing Ludwig van Beethoven's “Symphony No. 9 in D Minor” with vocalists from the Westmoreland Choral Society, may attend concerts elsewhere instead.

Concerts will be at 8 p.m. May 16 in the Succop Theater on the campus of Butler County Community College and at 7 p.m. May 17 in the Science Hall Theater on the main campus of Westmoreland County Community College.

Tickets for the concert in Butler County are available online at, by calling 724-284-8505 or at the door. Tickets for the Westmoreland County concert are available at the door or at For inquiries about group rates, call 412-223-7501.

‘Ask the Attorney'

Free legal consultation for families in need is available at North Hills Community Outreach locations one Wednesday of each month.

All sessions are at 7 p.m.

Upcoming “Ask the Attorney” session are May 14 at the Bellevue location, AGH Suburban, 100 S. Jackson Ave., 2 South; June 11 at the Hampton location, 1975 Ferguson Road; and July 9 and the Millvale location, 416 Lincoln Ave.

Attendees must preregister by contacting Harriet at or 412-408-3830.

Absentee ballots

Allegheny County residents who need an absentee ballot for the May 20 primary election must turn in their applications by 5 p.m. May 13.

Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality May 20 or those who cannot reach the polls because of an illness or physical disability.

Absentee-ballot applications may be requested through the mail or in person at the Allegheny County Elections Division, 601 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Eligible voters also may also obtain an application by visiting or calling 412-350-4520.

Those voting by absentee ballot will be required to provide a Pennsylvania driver's license number, PennDOT ID number, the last four digits of a Social Security number or a copy of an acceptable photo ID when applying. An absentee ballot will be mailed to the applicant.

The completed absentee ballot must be returned to the Elections Division by 5 p.m. May 16.

Art exhibit

The North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd. in Ross Township, will display its 2014 Regional Show, a multimedia juried art exhibit, through May 28.

The show features works by regional artists in various media.

Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, call 412-364-3622, or go to

Career fair

WorkAble will present a career fair from 9 a.m. to noon May 28 in the Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Ave.

Employers that are participating include Giant Eagle, Goodwill Industries, LB Foster, Lowe's Home Improvement, PNC Bank, Rivers Casino, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

Job seekers should research the companies ahead of time, come prepared to interview and bring several copies of a resume.

For more information or to register, call 412-408-3830, ext. 3216. Leave a message and contact information.

WorkAble is a countywide United Way-funded partnership of North Hills Community Outreach, South Hills Interfaith Ministries and Jewish Family & Children's Service that provides free employment services to the unemployed and underemployed.

Books needed

Book donations are being sought for Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry's annual used book sale, which takes place in June.

Proceeds support tutoring for youths and counseling for families.

For more details, call 412-366-1300, or go to

Counseling services

Professional counseling is available through Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry for families and youths who lack insurance or otherwise cannot afford such services.

Subsidized professional therapy is available through the agency, based at 800 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 802, in Ross Township.

For more information, call 412-366-1300.

Support group

A free Bereavement Support Group for people from all North Hills communities meets at the Baierl Family YMCA and is for those who are experiencing the trauma, emptiness or pain of grief from the loss of a friend or loved one.

The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on alternate Mondays at the Baierl Family YMCA on Nicholson Road in Franklin Park.

Those interested in attending should call Chuck Weintraub, the facilitator, at 412-913-0272.

Volunteers needed

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry is seeking volunteer tutors.

Tutoring volunteers spend one to three hours a week helping a child with homework, study skills and remedial activities. For more information, call Sandy at 412-366-1300, ext. 23.

Support group

Boundaries & Self Care, a support group for women ages 30 and older, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, 800 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 802.

Group participants discuss ways women can find a healthy balance that allows them to take care of others without neglecting themselves.

Women may join at any time. To register, call 412-366-1300.

MISS group

The MISS Foundation has a local grief support group for families that have lost a child.

MISS stands for Mothers in Sympathy and Support.

The group supports those who have experienced the death of an infant or young child from any cause, a stillbirth or a miscarriage.

Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Road.

To attend or for more information, contact the group facilitator, Laurie Jackson, at

Computer classes

North Hills Community Outreach, or NHCO, offers free computer classes for those who need to learn computer basics, Word, Excel, Internet use and other topics.

Locations include the Avalon Public Library and the NHCO Millvale office.

Call Lea at 412-487-6316, option 2, for more information and a schedule.

Cars needed

North Hills Community Outreach's Community Auto program is seeking vehicles.

Anyone who has a car that no longer is needed can donate it to the program, which provides vehicles to needy families at a low cost.

North Hills Community Outreach accepts donated vehicles in any condition. Pickup, towing and notary services are free. Donations are tax-deductible.

Call 724-443-8300, or visit for more information.

Safety checks

Trained Safety for Seniors volunteers with Open Your Heart to a Senior conduct a brief but thorough home-safety assessment using a written checklist and make recommendations for family members to adjust or remove potential hazards. After the check has been completed, senior citizens qualify for either a free grab bar or an indoor railing installed at no charge.

For more information, contact Cathy Pschirer at North Hills Community Outreach by calling 412-307-0069.

Seeking classmates

• The North Allegheny Class of 1974 reunion committee is looking for classmates for the 40th class reunion, which is scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014, at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North in Marshall Township.

Class members are asked to send contact information — name, including maiden name, if applicable; address; and email address — to so it can be added to the contact list.

• North Allegheny High School's Class of 1984 is looking for alumni for its 30-year class reunion.

Alumni are asked to email an updated street address, telephone number and email address to Those without access to a computer may call Greg Boff at 724-444-1998.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using 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.