TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


YourScottdale

‘Bah Humbug’ musical returns to Scottdale’s Geyer center

By Linda Harkcom
This weekend, Actors and Artists of Fayette County will bring back the popular holiday musical “Bah Humbug” to the stage at the Geyer Performing Arts Center. This is the second time the group has performed the show based on Charles Dickens’ ...

Scottdale plans special meeting to talk budget

By Rachel Basinger
Scottdale Borough Council will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the 2015 budget. At its regular meeting earlier this month, council approved a preliminary spending plan that showed a deficit of a little more than $16,000. Borough Manager ...

Taxes on old Eagles building in Scottdale forgiven

By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland School Board will exonerate all taxes on the building that once housed the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Scottdale. The 5-2 vote came about two months after a 4-4 vote to exonerate more than 35 percent of the taxes died ...

Winter Light Celebration highlights Scottdale festivities

By Rachel Basinger
The Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Scottdale Parks Commission to present the borough’s Winter Light Celebration from 4-7 p.m. Dec. ...

Google grant aids Southmoreland Elementary School program

By Paul Paterra
Third-grade students at Southmoreland Elementary School can be found for periods of time each day in a comfortable reading spot. They may be sitting on a ...

Loucks Avenue centenarian put down roots in Scottdale

By Carol Westerman
The oldest living resident of Loucks Avenue recently departed this neighborhood, where he was a well known figure for many decades. “Mr. Oketri” ...

‘Basket Bonanza’ returns to YMCA

By Marilyn Forbes
An upcoming fundraiser to benefit a local YMCA’s “Strong Kids” campaign will help support youth and family scholarships to the facility. At the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands in East Huntingdon, the campaign strives to ensure that everyone has an ...

‘Bookworm Challenge’ heats up

By Kelly Vernon
The Scottdale Public Library’s inaugural “Bookworm Challenge” seems to have been a positive venture. Patty Miller, library director, heard of a similar event being held in ...

Warner appears to win 52nd state legislative district

By Tribune-Review
A Republican will represent the 52nd state legislative district after Ryan Warner defeated Democrat Andrew “A.J.” Boni in the general election. Unofficial returns showed Warner, 31, with 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for Boni, 46. Warner won in ...

Howley retained as Scottdale building code official

By Rachel Basinger
Ed Howley will continue to be Scottdale’s building code official and zoning officer. Howley, an employee of Building Inspection Underwriters that was contracted to provide inspection services for the borough, filled this position for the borough in the past, but it ...

Southmoreland Middle School drug awareness program directed at parents

By Paul Paterra
Representatives from Gateway Rehabilitation Center have a message they want to be presented to parents of school-age children. That message is parent awareness towards drugs and alcohol and will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Southmoreland Middle School. The featured ...

Scottdale woman’s recipe qualifies for Pillsbury Bake-Off

By Marilyn Forbes
Doris Rizza of Scottdale will soon be heading to Nashville, Tenn., but it won’t be to enjoy the music as Rizza will be visiting that ...

Kraisinger takes over family dental practice in Scottdale

By Marilyn Forbes
Dr. Paul Kraisinger expects taking over the family dentistry practice of Aiello and Cobb in Scottdale to be business as usual. “Nothing is going to change ...

2nd Southmoreland graduate earns Super Bowl ring

By Valerie Crise
When the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl in February, Tom Pitzer joined Hall of Fame lineman Russ Grimm as the only two Southmoreland High ...

Scottdale appoints borough solicitor

By Rachel Basinger
Scottdale Borough Council has appointed attorney Gary Falatovich of Greensburg as its solicitor. Borough Manager Angelo Pallone said they received 15 applications for the position and interviewed three. “They were all very good, but Mr. Falatovich was very experienced,” he said. ...