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Southmoreland reading buddies come together over carols

By Paul Paterra
Students from Southmoreland High School and the primary center recently could be heard belting out Christmas Carols in harmony (especially the Four Calling Birds portion of “12 Days of Christmas).” It was part of the Reading Buddies program, which involves high ...

Geyer players bring Christmas Road show home to Scottdale

By Linda Harkcom
After taking their show on the road, students of the Geyer Performing Arts Center’s Education program will perform their original musical “Christmas Rocks” on their ...

Alverton church’s back pack program gets $500 boost

By Paul Paterra
Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton was among 10 organizations which recently received a $500 donation from the Pittsburgh Regional Food Service Directors. Center Bethel’s PA Back Pack Program, which is in its first year, was the recipient of the ...

Mt. Pleasant Wal-Mart hosts ‘Shop With a Cop’ event

By Marilyn Forbes
The aisles of the Mt. Pleasant Wal-Mart were filled with shoppers on Monday afternoon, but these shoppers wore uniforms and badges, as law enforcement officers ...

Santa’s Shop open at Southmoreland High School

By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland High School students, who may be in need, will have a chance to do a little shopping at no cost to their families. That opportunity ...

Scottdale pizzeria doing well after move to Water Street

By Marilyn Forbes
Adding seating and items to his vast menu, Brandon Hamrock of Scottdale is living his dream in the new location of his business Court Yard ...

Connellsville/Scottdale Chapter of the Salvation Army needs volunteers

By Rachel Basinger
Collections at the kettles for the Salvation Army aren’t going so well these days. This time last year, kettle collections were up about 40 percent more ...

Southmoreland wrestling program marks golden anniversary

By Paul Paterra
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Southmoreland wrestling program and some of those involved in this history want it to be recognized with ...

Scottdale senior living community hosts annual ‘Walk of Trees’

By Marilyn Forbes
From birdhouses and miniature mailboxes to bags of popcorn and stands of eyeball lights, one never knows what will decorate the trees that are part ...

Geyer to stage musical ‘Miracle’

By Linda Harkcom
Director Jonathan Rohlf and a large multi-generational cast will bring the holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street” to life on the stage of the Geyer ...

Christmas tradition to come alive at Center Bethel Church of God

By Marilyn Forbes
In years past, a train display around the Christmas tree was something found in many households and was an added bonus to holiday decorations. Wishing to ...

Scottdale adopts 2015 budget without tax increase

By Rachel Basinger
Scottdale council this week adopted the borough’s 2015 budget that does not reflect a tax increase for residents. Income is set at $1,666,726.14 and expenses are shown as $1,665,486.23, which are the same numbers reflected in the tentative budget passed last ...

Scottdale man rescued from burning home

By Bob Stiles and Mark Hofmann
Emergency responders rescued a Scottdale man who has difficulty walking from his burning home Monday night. Scottdale Patrolman Joe Lane said he, Patrolman Thomas Mortimer and ...

Five Scottdale homes, First Baptist Church available for viewing

By Marilyn Forbes
Visitors are invited to step into the Victorian splendor of days gone by and participate in the annual Christmas House Tour hosted by the ...

‘Christmas at West Overton’ slated

By Marilyn Forbes
The experience of a time long ago will be available at West Overton Villages & Museums to enjoy “Christmas at West Overton” from 3-6 p.m. ...

2 new members welcomed by Scottdale Kiwanis

By Patricia Walker
Scottdale Kiwanis Club welcomes two new members into the organization: Shirley Hough and Jennafer Leonard. New members also mean new ideas are being brought to the club. • A belated happy 97th birthday to Dorothy Maust of Scottdale. You are ...