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‘One Night in Bethlehem’ family night at St. Catherine of Sweden in Hampton
December 10, 2019
St. Catherine of Sweden Parish on Wildwood Road in Hampton will celebrate the Christmas season with the annual “One Night in Bethlehem” family night Dec. 14.

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North Hills Chorale performs Christmas concert at Kearns Spirituality Center
December 10, 2019
A Christmas concert titled “Let Your Heart Be Light” was held at the Kearns Spirituality Center on Dec. 7 and 8. The North Hills Chorale performed this special concert in the Visitation Chapel to help the community get into the spirit of the season. The event was free and open to the public.

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Aquinas Academy performs ‘Anything Goes’
December 3, 2019
Aquinas Academy brought the production “Anything Goes” to the stage on Nov. 22 and 23. Anything Goes is a 1934 musical comedy set aboard an ocean liner bound for London.

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Christmas cooking class scheduled at Northern Tier Regional Library
November 30, 2019
Join Chef Carol Nardello at Northern Tier Regional Library for a special holiday cooking class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. This class has a fee of $48 per person. There will be a limit on the number of attendees, and advance registration and payment is required.

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Pine-Richland grad Sarah Metzmaier stars for Kenyon College field hockey team
November 23, 2019
Around this time one year ago, Kenyon field hockey player and Pine-Richland product Sarah Metzmaier was beginning the initial stages of her recovery from knee surgery after suffering an injury to her meniscus and MCL.

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Pine-Richland heading to Heinz Field with three-peat in mind
November 11, 2019
Pine-Richland proved to have too much fire power for North Allegheny (9-2) as the Rams rolled to a 49-14 victory in the WPIAL Class 6A semifinal game, which was held at Pine-Richland. With the win, the Rams (10-1) have set themselves up for a rematch with Central Catholic in the WPIAL Championship game.

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Pine-Richland grad Hunter Baxter ascends to starting spot at Maryland
November 8, 2019
After two years of paying his dues, Pine-Richland product Hunter Baxter has earned his spot as the top 141-pound wrestler in Maryland’s starting lineup.

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Republicans have clean sweep in Pine supervisors election
November 6, 2019
Republicans Pat Avolio, Jack Donahue, and Ryan Colombo took the top three places in the Pine Township supervisors race on Nov. 5.

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Sophomore at Pine-Richland collects coats for charity
November 6, 2019
Kate Cwenar, a sophomore at Pine-Richland High School, decided to hold another neighborhood coat drive. The idea came to her two summers ago as she was thinking of a way to give back to her community. It went so well that she decided to do another one this year.

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Bakerstown United Methodist hosts election day spaghetti dinner
November 5, 2019
The youth at Bakerstown United Methodist Church hosted an election day spaghetti dinner at the church on Nov. 5, 2019. Voters were invited to come in before or after voting for a meal and conversation.

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Pine-Richland preschool registration program open
November 5, 2019
Pine-Richland High School kicked-off its preschool program on Nov. 5, 2019. High school students help coordinate the program under the direction of the PRHS Child Development teacher. The preschool program is open to any child who turned 3 by Sept. 1, 2019. Children must be potty trained. The program offers activities in music, language arts, movement, art, science, math, and storytelling following the Pennsylvania Standards for Early Childhood Learning. Healthy snacks that contain two or more food groups are provided each day. The program runs each Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:40 to 11:30 a.m., and Thursday from 10 until 11:45 a.m. Registration forms and more information for future sessions may be obtained by contacting PRHS Child Development Teacher Mary Beth Stoddart through email at [email protected]

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North Park site of 11th Annual Sakura Fall Tree Planting day
November 4, 2019
Volunteers came to North Park on Nov. 2 to help improve the eco-system by planting trees, mulching, weeding, and installing deer protectors. To learn more about the organization or to get involved in future projects, go to pghsakuraproject.org.

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Pines Tavern closing after 4 decades
November 1, 2019
After 40 years of serving the community, the Pines Tavern is closing its doors for good on Nov. 2 according to a post on Access McCandless.

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Weekend happenings: Pine trick or treat moved to Nov. 1
November 1, 2019
Due to inclimate weather on Oct. 31, Pine Township will host trick or treat on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Eden Hall Upper Elementary students participate in Monster Mash
October 31, 2019
Eden Hall Upper Elementary School students participated in a Monster Mash.

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North Park bald eagles are back; grove dedicated as Eagle Nest
October 31, 2019
The North Park bald eagles are back visiting their nest along Kummer Road for an apparent second try at breeding much to the pleasure of park visitors, who now have a newly renamed Eagle’s Nest shelter to view all the action.

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Shaler, Pine townships awarded grants totaling $600K for park improvements
October 31, 2019
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation has awarded Shaler and Pine townships grant funding.

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Pine-Richland Cheer team wins competition, qualifies for nationals
October 29, 2019
The Pine-Richland Varsity Competition Cheer team earned a first place win in the Small Varsity division at Miami Valley Regional on Oct. 27. They also placed second in the Gameday division and earned bids for both to compete at UCA High School Nationals in Florida in February 2020.

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Pine-Richland School Board honored with Innovation Award
October 26, 2019
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) honored outstanding recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards at the PA Association of School Administrators-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge &Convention Center on Oct. 16.

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Pine-Richland assistant superintendent earns Leadership Award
October 24, 2019
The Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will recognize Pine-Richland Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education & Curriculum Michael Pasquinelli, Ed.D., with the ASCD Outstanding Curriculum Leadership Award.

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Shaler, Pine townships awarded grants totaling $600K for park improvements
October 24, 2019
Shaler Township and Pine Township have been awarded grant funding through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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Pine-Richland alum, American University graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship
October 23, 2019
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded 2016 Pine-Richland High School graduate Emma Kapoor, who graduated from American University in 2019, with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Spain.

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Halloween-themed activities abound in Pine, Hartwood
October 23, 2019
Halloween and fall-themed activities made Hartwood Acres the place to be on Oct. 19. The fun continues on Oct. 26 at Pine Community Center.

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Halloween Party for children scheduled at Northern Tier Regional Library
October 22, 2019
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., Northern Tier Regional Library will be hosting a Hallo­ween party. Children are encouraged to dress in costume and parade around the library. Trick-or-treating will be included.

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Pine-Richland set to take on Seneca Valley
October 18, 2019
The march toward the playoffs continues for the Pine-Richland football team.

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Weekend happenings: Pancake breakfast, Slovenian polkas at Bakerstown United Methodist church
October 18, 2019
On Oct. 19, Bakerstown United Methodist Church invites the community to hear members of the Western PA Button Box Club play traditional Slovenian Style polkas and waltzes during a Pancake Breakfast. Come enjoy the music while having your choice of blueberry, buckwheat, chocolate chip or plain pancakes served with sausage, bacon, eggs, home fries and drinks. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. and the price is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, and children under 6 eat for free. The church is located at 5769 William Flinn Highway in Gibsonia.

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Northern Regional Police, other first responders receive grants from Guardian
October 16, 2019
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week and Crime Prevention Month, Guardian Protection hosted a free Community Safety Day on Oct. 5 at their Pittsburgh area headquarters.

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Northern Tier Library hosting Authors Night
October 12, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia. For details or to register for an event, call 724-449-2665.

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Pine-Richland ready to battle Mt. Lebanon in Class 6A clash
October 11, 2019
The stretch run of the regular season continues Friday night as Pine-Richland heads to Mt. Lebanon for a Class 6A Conference showdown.

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A.W. Beattie Career Center open house scheduled
October 8, 2019
A Fall Open House will be held Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the A.W. Beattie Career Center on Babcock Boulevard in McCandless.

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Pine-Richland takes down Canon-McMillan
October 5, 2019
Cole Spencer threw three touchdown passes as No. 3 Pine-Richland (6-1, 4-1) scored a 63-7 win over Canon-McMillan (1-6, 1-4) in Class 6A play Friday night.

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Pine-Richland ready to rebound against Canon-McMillan
October 4, 2019
For the first time this season, Pine-Richland (5-1, 3-1) will try to bounce back from a loss.

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North Park’s Rose Barn site of sixth annual Brazilian Day
October 4, 2019
Members of Pittsburgh’s Brazilian community will host a celebration of their country’s music, food and culture from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rose Barn in North Park.

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Westmoreland football notebook: Hempfield’s Remaley plays through injury
October 3, 2019
Quarterback Blake Remaley had the option to sit out and let time heal his ailment, but that just wasn’t his style.

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Ed Pfeifer: No excuse for not having working smoke detectors
October 2, 2019
As I was preparing for this month’s column, I was treated to a flashback. Crystal-clear images of the night my childhood home caught fire rushed through my head and triggered a nauseous feeling in my gut. Suddenly, the research I was doing on smoke detectors and batteries seemed less impactful than the reality of that night.

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Teen organizes spaghetti dinner to buy e-readers for UPMC Children’s Hospital patients
October 1, 2019
A Pine Township teen will hold a spaghetti dinner Oct. 12 at the A.W. Beattie Career Center to raise money to buy e-readers for patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as part of his Eagle Scout project.

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North Park’s Latodami Nature Center hosts 50th anniversary celebration
September 30, 2019
The Latodami Nature Center in North Park hosted its 50th anniversary with a series of events Sept. 28. There were history presentations, nature walks and hands-on activities.

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Market District hosts program on charcuterie at Northern Tier Library
September 29, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events.

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What’s happening this weekend, Sept. 27-29
September 27, 2019
While there are plenty of options for fun this weekend, we’ve picked out three that might draw your interest.

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Pine-Richland on heightened security after bullet found
September 26, 2019
Pine-Richland High School operated on Thursday under heightened security measures following the discovery of a nine-millimeter bullet in the cafeteria on Wednesday.

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Police investigating after bullet discovered in cafeteria at Pine-Richland High School
September 25, 2019
Pine-Richland School District activated its safety response team Sept. 25 after a single, nine-millimeter bullet was found in the cafeteria at Pine-Richland High School. The bullet was found by a student and given to a staff member who shared it with the building administration.

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Pine-Richland homecoming festivities well attended
September 21, 2019
Homecoming at Pine-Richland was full of activities as the Rams faithful came out in full force to support their team on Sept. 20. The Rams made sure homecoming was a successful weekend as the football team rolled to a 46-0 victory against Norwin.

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Pine-Richland set to host Norwin in Week 4
September 20, 2019
The Pine-Richland football team will look to remain unbeaten Friday night when the Rams host Norwin in a Class 6A contest at 7 p.m.

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What’s happening this weekend, Sept. 20-21
September 20, 2019
Pine-Richland School District will host homecoming weekend Sept. 20-21. The community is invited to the high school campus at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 for a processional made up of the marching band, auxiliaries, AFJROTC and more. The entrance to Pine-Richland High School will be closed from about 6 to 6:15 p.m.

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Pine-Richland High School has four National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
September 17, 2019
Four Pine-Richland High School students are being named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program.

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Pine-Richland Homecoming festivities slated
September 17, 2019
Pine-Richland School District will host homecoming weekend Sept. 20-21. The community is invited to the high school campus at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 for a processional made up of the marching band, auxiliaries, AFJROTC and more. The entrance to Pine-Richland High School will be closed from about 6 to 6:15 p.m.

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Valencia Road drilling will cause single-lane traffic
September 15, 2019
Drilling operations on Valencia Road (Route 4076) in Richland Township will occur Sept. 16 to 18 weather permitting.

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Pine-Richland rolls past Butler
September 14, 2019
Cole Spencer threw for 106 yards and two touchdowns as top-ranked Pine-Richland (4-0, 2-0) scored 49 first-half points on way to scoring a 56-7 win over Butler (0-4, 0-2) in a Class 6A football game Friday night.

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What’s happening around town: Sept. 13-15
September 13, 2019
The International Day of Peace will be observed in the North Hills with a festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Point Grove on Lakeshore Drive in North Park. This year’s theme is “Global Peace Starts With Us.” The goal is to come together with people of all ages to celebrate cultures, diversity and community while promoting peace, safety and respect for all.

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Unbeaten Pine-Richland heads to Butler for Week 3 matchup
September 12, 2019
The Pine-Richland football team will put its undefeated record on the line Friday night in a Class 6A matchup at Butler.

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Bomb threat closes Pine-Richland middle, high schools
September 11, 2019
Pine-Richland Middle School and Pine-Richland High School are closed for students and staff Wednesday as officials investigate a bomb threat, according to an announcement on the district’s website.

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Pine-Richland hosting Allegheny Valley Marching Band Festival
September 10, 2019
Pine-Richland High School will be hosting the Allegheny Valley Marching Band Festival on Sept. 18 at the PRHS Stadium. The festival starts at 7 p.m. and bands from Avonworth, Northgate, Riverview, Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, Shaler Area, North Hills, and North Allegheny will perform in addition to the PR band.

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Salem Methodist in Pine packs 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger
September 10, 2019
On Sept. 8, Salem United Methodist Church was the site of special event where church members, friends and other volunteers spent the day packing collected food for Rise Against Hunger. These donated supplies were organized, packed and are now being delivered around the globe. More than 10,000 meals were packaged.

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Pine-Richland set to host Moon in Week 2 contest
September 6, 2019
Pine-Richland’s football team will take a break from conference play this week.

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Richland native shines in International Triathlon
September 5, 2019
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete John Reed of Gibsonia, an Aquinas Academy alum, was 3,780 miles away over Labor Day weekend, competing in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Taste of Greece hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless
September 3, 2019
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosted its annual Taste of Greece Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. The celebration included Greek food such as Chicken Oreganto, Fish Pkali, Pastitsio, Souvlaki, Moussaka, Souzoukakia and Pork Yeero. There was also Greek dancing, tradition and more.

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Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci wins James Madison starting QB job
August 30, 2019
After spending the offseason locked in a battle at quarterback, Pine-Richland product Ben DiNucci was named as the starter for James Madison, the second-ranked team in the FCS.

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Pine-Richland football to open conference play
August 30, 2019
The Pine-Richland football team will get its first taste of conference play in Class 6A on Friday night with a road trip to Hempfield to face the Spartans.

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Officials: PNC Bank in Cranberry robbed
August 28, 2019
A Cranberry Township bank was robbed Wednesday evening, according to Butler County 911 dispatchers.

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Ed Pfeifer: Blacktopping is hard work, but it used to be much worse
August 27, 2019
Professional driveway coaters are hard workers doing a dirty job. If it is daylight between May and October, they are covered, nose to toes, in tar. The black splatter dots their tanned skin like freckles and dyes their clothing the color of a Starbucks French roast.

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FedEx expansion project in Richland still possible
August 26, 2019
FedEx Freight’s plan for expanding its facility on Kramer Road in Richland is back on the table.

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WPIAL football Week Zero: Pine-Richland opens against Penn Hills
August 23, 2019
Pine-Richland’s title defense begins tonight.

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Pine-Richland begins the 2019-20 school year
August 22, 2019
After a couple of months without activity, the school hallways were once again buzzing with activity as Pine-Richland School District began the new school year on Aug. 22.

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Fox Chapel soccer season kicks off against Pine-Richland
August 21, 2019
The Fox Chapel varsity boys soccer team kicks off its regular season on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. against Pine-Richland.

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Tech help, crochet classes and more at Northern Tier Regional Library
August 19, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Richland man sentenced to up to 5 years in prison in heroin overdose case
August 19, 2019
A Richland man pleaded guilty Monday in Allegheny County court to an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with the 2016 overdose death of a McCandless man.

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Pine still has glass recycling, but changes could be coming
August 16, 2019
Despite some confusion that arose recently, Vogel is still accepting glass recycling from residents in Pine Township.

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Peter Frampton benefit concert raises big funds for local charities
August 15, 2019
A crowd of 2,200 packed into Debi and Patrick Hampson’s Pine Township backyard for a concert, and while the final tally isn’t in yet, the event raised between $200,000 and $300,000 for various children’s charities. Chicago and Peter Frampton were certainly a draw for the fifth annual Celebrity Care Fest – but so was the cause.

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Colombian man gets 33 months in prison in Pine robbery of jewelry salesman
August 13, 2019
Even the Pittsburgh attorney for a Colombian man sentenced Monday for his part in a 2013 robbery of a traveling salesman of a half million in gemstones and jewelry has questions about the crime.

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Former Pirate Neil Walker to receive Graduate of the Year award in Pittsburgh
August 12, 2019
In the middle of May, Pine-Richland alum Neil Walker, a former Pittsburgh Pirate and current Miami Marlin was named the 2019 American Legion Graduate of the Year, an award given to a former Legion baseball player and current major leaguer for his character, leadership, playing abilities and community service.

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Photos: Richland Township Community Day
August 12, 2019
The weather was perfect for Richland Township’s 26th Annual Community Day on Aug. 10. Families at Richland Township Community Park enjoyed performances by the Pine-Richland marching band LDI DanceWorks dancers and live band SpinCycle, as well as games, Living Treasures petting zoo, inflatables, train rides, face painting and so much more. The day ended with a Zambelli fireworks display.

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County Deputy Sheriff Bart Hennessy of Richland remembered fondly
August 9, 2019
Allegheny County Deputy Sheriff Bart Hennessy is being remembered by colleagues as a skilled law enforcement officer and “an even better person.”

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This weekend in Pine Creek: Aug. 9-11
August 9, 2019
The weekend is here, Pine Creek! Get out of the house and soak up the last few weekends before school starts.

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Eden Hall Farm manager to visit Northern Tier Library and other events
August 8, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Dave McElhinny: Job application honesty is paramount
August 7, 2019
Before we begin, I want to go on record that I’m not proud of this, but I was desperate.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s Hampton mansion for sale for $2.3 million
August 6, 2019
If you’re in the market for a new mansion and have about $2.3 million to spend, Ben Roethlisberger’s house in Hampton could be yours.

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Band boosters selling Kennywood fundraiser tickets
August 5, 2019
Pine Richland Kennywood Day is Aug. 16 – and the Pine-Richland Band Boosters annual Kennywood ticket fundraiser is currently taking place, offering folks the lowest price on Kennywood tickets. A ride all-day ticket is $36, and a night rider ticket (after 5 p.m.) is $29.

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New Pine-Richland boys soccer coach Wiegand prepares for season
August 2, 2019
Jordan Wiegand spent his high school years playing soccer for North Hills, and now he will lead one of his alma mater’s biggest rivals as he is preparing to enter his first season at the helm of the Pine-Richland boys soccer team.

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This weekend in Pine Creek: Aug. 2-4
August 2, 2019
Hi Pine Creek! To help you plan your weekend, we’ve rounded up some fun activities and events.

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Ed Pfeifer: Don’t take that cool breeze for granted
August 1, 2019
Sirius, that’s the satellite radio station right?

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Peter Frampton, Chicago to headline Pine Township backyard concert
July 31, 2019
Now in its fifth year, the Celebrity Care Fest concert will once again be held in a sprawling, 10-acre backyard residence in Pine Township on Aug. 9.

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Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavorless
July 29, 2019
What do you know about gluten-free baking or cooking? Unless you are forced to think about it, it probably doesn’t even cross your mind.

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Pine-Richland’s Tommy Beam: WVU ‘really fit my personality’
July 27, 2019
While Pine-Richland baseball player Tommy Beam is only halfway through his high school career, he decided he did not need the next two years to deliberate on his college plans. The Rams standout pitcher cemented his college decision July 5 when he announced on Twitter he had committed to play at West Virginia.

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Northern Tier Library summer programs in full swing
July 25, 2019
Northern Tier Library has much more going on than offering books.

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Pine Community Day has huge turnout despite hot, humid conditions
July 22, 2019
Sweltering conditions didn’t deter residents from celebrating the 30th Community Day celebration in Pine on July 20. Food booths, children’s activities, contests, crafts, presentations and more were available. The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display.

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What to do about suspicious orders is focus in opioid case
July 19, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio counties are asking a judge to find that drugmakers and distributors were not allowed to ship suspicious orders of controlled substances to pharmacies.

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Pine-Richland Palomino powers through postseason
July 19, 2019
The summer baseball season is beginning to wind down for the Pine-Richland Palomino baseball team, which competes in the Butler County Area Baseball League.

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Richland environmental, sustainability coordinator resigns
July 18, 2019
Richland Township officials have bid farewell to Sara Knapp Sims, the township’s environmental compliance and sustainability coordinator.

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L.L. Bean hosting outdoor events in North Park year round
July 17, 2019
In it’s continued effort to introduce people to the outdoors, L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools hosted basic paddle boarding in the lake at North Park last week. Hosted year-round around the nation, L.L. Bean offers courses in kayaking, archery, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, canoeing, bird watching, outdoor fitness & yoga, hunter safety, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, children’s camps and much more.

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Solutions to pesky chipmunk problems available
July 16, 2019
I own a beagle named Dozer. He’s a great dog — loyal and friendly. But, he’s lazy and not real sharp. Dozer doesn’t play fetch or do tricks and, despite his award-winning pedigree, Dozer is no hunter. Except, that is, when it comes to chipmunks a.k.a. “chippys” or “grinnies.”

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Puppy Yoga coming to North Park
July 14, 2019
If the idea of combining yoga with adorable puppies sounds like a perfect way to spend an hour, you’ll want to be at North Park on Aug. 3.

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Pine man highlights history with presidential trinkets at Fox Chapel library
July 14, 2019
A collection of “odd and goofy” trinkets will be on display at Cooper-Siegel Community Library for people who have a passion for U.S. history or simply a penchant for unusual tchotchkes.

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Beattie team shines in SkillsUSA national competition
July 13, 2019
Lizzie Ahlborn screamed on stage and raised her hands above her head.

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Pine Creek Journal recognized by American Legion
July 11, 2019
The Pine Creek Journal was honored as the Weekly Newspaper of the Year by the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania on July 12 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel during the American Legion’s annual Department Convention.

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Free Pirates tickets for blood donors at Pine-Richland
July 9, 2019
On July 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. there will be a community blood drive with Vitalant held at Pine-Richland High School.

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Girl Scouts earn Silver Awards for Northern Tier Library improvements
July 9, 2019
Isabella Ackerman and Kesar Sampat, both of Pine, earned their Girl Scout Silver Award at the Northern Tier Library. They refurbished the children’s department, added comfortable cushions and pillows to the existing benches. They refinished the children’s activity table, designed several “toppers,” including a sensory board, chalk board, and Lego board.

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Richland Park’s new splash pad opens just in time
July 8, 2019
Richland Township Community Park has become the place to be for children looking to cool off this summer. The park unveiled its new playground and splash pad last week to rave reviews and the timing couldn’t be better as sweltering conditions made the splash pad a very popular location.

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Dave McElhinny: Menus and autocorrect create unappetizing combination
July 5, 2019
When you read and write for a living, it’s hard to shut it off when you go home for the day. Almost instinctively, I discover myself silently editing everything. I’m sure it’s the same for people in other professions. I’m sure mechanics always look at vehicles with a critical eye, engineers certainly look carefully at buildings and bridges, a proctologist is likely to be driving home from work when … well, they probably just go home after work, but you get my point.

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Pair of Aquinas fencers stay sharp in class
July 2, 2019
For their skills in their sport and their commitment in the classroom, Aquinas Academy fencers Harry Hardman and Steven Giacobbe have both been distinguished as members of the 2019 USA Fencing All-Academic Teams.

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Porsche Club enjoys tasting event at Narcisi Winery
July 1, 2019
On June 15, the Ladies of the Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America (ARPCA) enjoyed a wine-tasting at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia. ARPCA is a not-for-profit organization that hosts driver education events as well as supporting other non-profits in the community through charitable giving tied to club events. Some of the groups the ARPCA has supported are the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pa., Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Hope Hospice, P3 - Supporting Active Duty Military Personnel, and PVGP - Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (Autism Society of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Valley School.

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Pine Township couple serve as witnesses for Pennsylvania Lottery
June 29, 2019
Many people take the nightly Pennsylvania Lottery drawing for granted. Really, all you have to do is turn on your television and watch.

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Pine-Richland golfer Professori swings into summer
June 28, 2019
Pine-Richland rising senior Donnie Professori is looking to tee up a summer’s worth of strong performances on the golf course, and is already off to a productive start as he finished in a tie for fourth place at the 99th Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior Championships at Westmoreland County Country Club this past week.

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Pine-Richland hosts Young Writers event
June 22, 2019
Students at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School participated in the Young Writers Institute from June 17 to 21.

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Gibsonia native, Naval engineer in NATO exercise
June 21, 2019
Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Claypool, a native of Gibsonia, participated in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations from June 9 to 21.

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Richland man relishes opportunity to work at U.S. Open in Pebble Beach
June 19, 2019
A Richland man who traveled to Pebble Beach, Calif., last week to serve on the wellness team serving athletes and others during the U.S. Open said it was “pretty fantastic.”

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Chatham Eden Hall hosts sourbread workshop
June 19, 2019
Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus was the site of a three-hour sourbread workshop on June 15 to teach interested community members how to make fougasse. This bread that originated in France benefits from slow fermentation, offering unique flavor and texture. The workshop included making the bread from scratch, tasting the finished product and taking home dough to make more.

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Patriot Games in Gibsonia a grueling challenge
June 18, 2019
R.A.W. Training and Crossfit R.A.W. hosted the 7th annual Patriot Games team event on June 15. This event was a one-day team event challenge with teams consisting of two males and two females. The athletes competed in a variety of events that tested endurance and strength in a variety of grueling ways.

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Brews, Bikes and BBQ hosted in North Park
June 18, 2019
PRO BIKE + RUN and Cannondale Bicycles hosted Brews, Bikes and BBQ in North Park on June 15 and 16. There were a bike ride, bike demonstrations, food trucks, draft beer and more. The annual event gives riders an opportunity to meet other cycling enthusiasts.

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Blessed Trinity Academy track team wins Diocesan title
June 15, 2019
The Blessed Trinity Academy Bulldogs varsity track team competed and were victorious at the May 18 Diocesan Championships at Robert Morris University.

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Northern Tier Library hosting STEM events throughout summer
June 14, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Pine’s Voit drafted in OHL and USHL
June 13, 2019
Pine resident Ty Voit recently received two of the biggest honors of his hockey career within the span of one month when he was selected in the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection draft and the 2019 United States Hockey League Phase I draft.

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Western Pa. soccer coaches split on U.S. women running up score in World Cup
June 12, 2019
Athletes in all sports at all levels are told to play hard and not give up.

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Richland chiropractor to adjust golfers at U.S. Open
June 11, 2019
A Richland man went to Pebble Beach, Calif., last week to serve in a wellness trailer to treat athletes and others during the U.S. Open.

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Pine-Richland’s Class of 2019 celebrate graduation
June 10, 2019
On June 7, the Pine-Richland Class of 2019 celebrated commencement. While turbulent weather was in the forecast, friends and family piled into the stadium and were rewarded with perfect conditions.

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Northern Tier Library hosting STEM events throughout summer
June 10, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Richland man charged in connection with McCandless overdose death goes on trial
June 10, 2019
Testimony began Monday in the trial of a man who is charged with selling the heroin that killed a McCandless man in 2016.

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Pine-Richland’s Joey Bolick helps W&J baseball to College World Series
June 8, 2019
The Washington &Jefferson baseball team had a season to remember, and Pine-Richland graduate Joey Bolick was there for every milestone as a starting infielder.

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Sophomore season a resounding success for Pine-Richland’s Bryant
June 8, 2019
For Pine-Richland track and field athlete Danielle Bryant, her sophomore season wasn’t just encouraging or promising.

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Manor Road in Pine closing for two months
June 8, 2019
Manor Road in Pine Township will be closed between Ardmore Street and Brookside Drive from June 10 through Aug. 9.

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Rain, fallen trees and chainsaws – Spring in Western Pa.
June 5, 2019
Thanks to the noise of the wind-driven rain, the endless splash of mud puddles and the smacking sound of my wipers, the truck radio was barely audible. But the rich voice of country crooner Luke Bryan would not be denied. So despite the deafening aquatic symphony I was able to make out the chorus of one of Luke’s smash hits “Rain is a Good Thing.”

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Pine-Richland defeats Penn-Trafford to claim 6th WPIAL baseball title
June 4, 2019
With Wild Things Park stuck under a layer of rain clouds, Penn-Trafford and Pine-Richland waited an extra day to play their WPIAL baseball championship.

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Pine-Richland Middle School closed after weather causes electrical issue
May 29, 2019
An electrical issue connected with Tuesday night’s storms has forced Pine-Richland Middle School to close Wednesday.

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Photo Gallery: Enjoying the outdoors at North Park
May 29, 2019
As temperatures reached summer-like late last week, people of all ages made their way to North Park to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.

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PRHS Senior Earns Gene Kelly ‘Best Actor’ Award
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May 28, 2019
Pine-Richland High School senior Tyler Hepler earned a Gene Kelly “Best Actor” award on May 25, 2019. He will travel to New York City in June to represent Pittsburgh in the National High School Musical Theater Awards. Pine-Richland earned five Gene Kelly nominations for its production of “Guys & Dolls.” Senior Declan Allwein earned a […]

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Scouts from North communities replace flags on veterans’ graves
May 28, 2019
Members of Cub Scout Troop 179 and Boys Scout Troop 150 spent time replacing flags on veterans’ graves at Bakerstown Presbyterian Church on May 23, 2019.

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Pine-Richland Middle School named School to Watch
May 23, 2019
Pine-Richland Middle School was honored as a School to Watch during a presentation at the school on May 22, 2019.

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Pine Supervisors primary not over yet
May 22, 2019
The race for Pine Township Supervisor is still undecided following last night’s primaries. While Jeffrey Hyams won the Democrat seat as the only candidate, the Republican race had seven vying for just three seats. While Pat Avolio and Jack Donahue won the first two seats, Ryan Colombo and Jeff Romano appear to be tied for the third seat.

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Pine-Richland prom photo gallery
May 22, 2019
The Pine-Richland prom theme was “Throw Back to 2000” and held at Heinz Field.

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BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center opens in Wexford
May 6, 2019
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center held its grand opening in Wexford. The center is designed to help people lose weight quickly and naturally.

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Thunderbirds host Alleycats in American Ultimate Disc League home opener
May 6, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, at J.C. Stone Field in North Park, the Indianapolis Alleycats defeated the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 19-16 in the home opener of the American Ultimate Disc League.

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Hempfield captures boys WPIAL track championship in final event
May 6, 2019
It was a classic finish in the WPIAL Class AAA team championship Monday at Peters Township.

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Students seek solutions to climate change at Chatham’s Eden Hall
May 1, 2019
Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus was the site of Sustainability Summit for Youth: Global Solutions to Combat Climate Change, on April 30. High school students from across the region were introduced to and encouraged to discuss ways to battle climate change.

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Bike Rodeo promotes safety in the North Hills
April 30, 2019
Young bicyclists from all over the North Hills stopped by The Block of Northway on April 27 for a bike rodeo to promote safety. Everything from the rules of the road to bike skills to safety equipment were covered.

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Plantings in North Park aim to bolster water, soil quality
April 29, 2019
Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and Allegheny Watershed Alliance (AWA) organized an event to plant native trees and shrubs in North Park on April 27 to improve Pine Creek with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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Depreciation Lands Museum hosting bevy of events
April 27, 2019
• On Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 4 p.m., Children’s Heritage Day will be held.

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Ed Pfeifer: Mom’s lessons continue to guide, inspire
April 24, 2019
When my children were young, I loved to tell them stories. I created a cast of characters with funny accents and wild appearances and sent them on comical journeys through weird and interesting places. The kids howled at the stories, the players and the exotic lands in which they lived.

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John Dorfman: Cheapest stocks in each sector could be bargains
April 22, 2019
What would happen if you bought the cheapest stock in each of the major stock market sectors?

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Pine-Richland students rake in honors
April 22, 2019
Pine-Richland High School junior Olivia McGeary performed at the Pennsylvania Music Educators All-State Choral program at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 6.

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Depreciation Lands Museum’s Children’s Heritage Day scheduled
April 19, 2019
Kids can get to experience what it was like to live, work and play in the local colonial times at the Depreciation Lands Museum Children’s Heritage Day on May 5, which also marks the opening day for the season.

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Blessed Trinity Academy teacher honored with Golden Apple Award
April 18, 2019
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has awarded Marjorie Heasley, Blessed Trinity Academy second grade teacher, the Golden Apple Award for excellence in education and community service.

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Joey’s P.A.W. Spring Fling to help get dogs moving again
April 18, 2019
An upcoming fundraiser will help injured animals get moving again.

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Eden Hall students compete in Science Olympiad
April 14, 2019
On Friday, April 12, Eden Hall Upper Elementary students took part in the school’s annual Science Olympiad. The students were tasked with a multitude of science-based activities to take part in and solve.

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Fellowship happenings around the region
April 10, 2019
Bakerstown United Methodist

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Welcome to the new Pine Creek Journal
April 8, 2019
Welcome to the new Pine Creek Journal.

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Pine-Richland lacrosse continues dominant start to season
April 8, 2019
On Saturday, April 6, the top-ranked Pine-Richland boys lacrosse team rolled to a hardfought 5-3 victory over Hill Academy. This was a non-conference game against Hill Academy, an elite program from Kleinburg, Ontario.

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Dave McElhinny: Obituaries aren’t what they used to be
April 8, 2019
Just about everybody has read an obituary or two in their lives. They’re generally filled with flowery terms such as “loving husband,” “devoted mother” or “pillar of the community.”

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Northern Tier Public Library plans upcoming events
January 3, 2019
Northern Tier Public Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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