Friday, May 24, 2013
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The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need eight more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including four against their third-round opponent—either the New York Rangers or the Boston Bruins (to be determined based on the outcome of the Rangers-Bruins series). Second-Round Results Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2 (…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Students in seventh and eighth grades wrote the script for the trial.
Students from St. James School traveled to the Allegheny County Courthouse on Friday, May 10 to enact a Mock Trial in Judge Edward J. Borkowski’s courtroom. Under the direction of Mike Manko, communications director for the District Attorney’s Office, the seventh- and eighth-grade students wrote the script for the trial. The seventh-grade class served as the jury. According to school officials, the students did an excellent job and held their audience captive until the verdict was read. A special thanks goes to Karen Scully, language arts teacher, for making this possible. Have news you'd like to share? Email Patch editor Larissa Dudkiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The high school concert choir kicked off the 45th annual Holiday Choral program with the first performance of the season.
The Quaker Valley High School Concert Choir kicked off Allegheny County's annual Holiday Choral Program with a performance Wednesday morning in downtown Pittsburgh. The concert took place on the grand staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse on Grant Street. An initiative started by Quaker Valley, the holiday concert series is celebrating its 45th year. This year, in addition to singing, the 110-member choir participated in The Holiday Project, a program began in the 1960s that gathers gifts and distributes them to children whose families are receiving human services support in Allegheny County. Quaker Valley had a goal to deliver at least 45 stockings – one for each of the 45 years Quaker Valley has been involved in the concert series…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The signature fountain in the courtyard and the surrounding walls of the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown, are bathed with pink lights through October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Using artfully placed pink lighting, Allegheny County officials have bathed the landmark county courthouse on Grant Street, Downtown, with pink lighting that will remain through October on observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Council Councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko also have issued proclamations honoring those who work to increase awareness and research aimed at a cure for breast cancer. They presented those proclamations earlier this month to Kathy Purcell of the Susan G. Komen for a Cure foundation and Erika Deyarmin of the American Cancer Society. Lighting has been used to tint the water of the signature fountain in the courthouse courtyard. The stone walls of the complex also glow pink each …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The rally will start at noon in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
To support the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into the their wild-card playoff game Sunday against the Denver Broncos, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl plan to have a “Break the Broncos Rally” at noon Friday in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown. Fitzgerald and Ravenstahl have declared Friday to be "Black & Gold Day" and are asking rally participants to bring black-and-gold decorations and Steelers paraphernalia to decorate a 20-foot "Terrible Tree." They're also asking for bring non-perishable canned goods or make a cash donation to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The event will feature live music, a Steelers trivia contest and a limited amount …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The annual tradition marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is intended to encourage women to get yearly mammograms in the hopes of detecting the disease early.
The Allegheny County Courthouse fountain began flowing pink at 11 a.m. Friday to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Everyone knows someone affected by this disease," said Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein. "If turning this fountain pink makes one woman in Allegheny County get a mammogram, we have succeeded," he said. The annual tradition is in its seventh year, saidAllegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. He said the county's role in helping spread awareness was important because the more the public was educated, the better the odds that the disease can be controlled. "This is one of the few illnesses that if detected early is 100 percent curable," he said. About one in eight woman in the United States will …