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Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances

| Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:55 p.m.

Laurel: To refurbishing. An Aspinwall entrepreneur plans to breathe new life into an iconic building in the rundown Natrona community in Harrison. Arnold Cook, founder of workout apparel manufacturer Ironwear Fitness, wants to convert the old St. Joseph High School, which closed almost 40 years ago, into a warehouse. Given the fond feelings many have toward the Garfield Street building and the need for redevelopment in Natrona, this is most welcome news.

Laurel: To honoring the deserving. Area musicians and friends of prolific country songwriter Sandy Mason Theoret will gather tonight at the Natrona Heights VFW for a concert in the Tarentum native's memory. Mason Theoret, who died one year ago, had more than 90 artists record her songs, including Garth Brooks, Julie Andrews, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. This should be a great show.

On the “Watch List”: Opening day. Sunday's weather — in the 40s but with a wind chill in the 30s — is shaping up to be more conducive to football than baseball. But that shouldn't dampen the spirits of those planning to attend Major League Baseball's 2016 season opener between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Just throw on a few extra layers of clothes under that black-and-gold attire, gargle with hot chocolate, coffee or tea and everyone will be good to go. And let's go Bucs!

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