The Jewish Community Center provides for Squirrel Hill and beyond
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The Jewish Community Center provides for Squirrel Hill and beyond
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, located on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, provides community members of all ages and beliefs a spacious facility to relax, enhance their spirituality, exercise their bodies, and feel a part of something greater. Not only does the center provide a home-away-from-home for members, but events are held frequently throughout the year for the whole community. This weekend, the JCC will be celebrating Purim, with a carnival event complete with a DJ, face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, a magic show, and so much more. Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets. The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Jason Kunzman described the impact of the JCC and why it's important to the Squirrel Hill community and beyond. "The JCC serves as a vital hub for our community, fostering connection, identity, and a sense of belonging. It's not just a facility; it's a place where people come together to celebrate traditions, engage in cultural and educational activities, and support one another. Inspired by Jewish values, we want all our neighbors to feel like they can come to the JCC and find a place where they belong. Whether it's a weekly workout class, or just catching up with a friend after a swim, we take great pride in the connects made in our buildings." You don't have to identify with Judaism to become a member of the JCC and take advantage of all the community center has to offer. Membership packages and rates are decided upon in conjuction with the JCC staff so that the potential member finds a monthly package that suits them, while their age, goals, and more are considered. With two locations, one in Squirrel Hill and the other in the South Hills, the JCC provides to the entire Pittsburgh community. Annie Shroeder, the marketing and communications coordinator with the JCC, described the community center, with all of its various facets included. "For more than 128 years, the JCC has enriched our community by creating an environment rooted in Jewish values that strengthens the physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being of individuals and families. Comprehensive programming includes child care and preschool, after-school and school's-out programs, day and overnight camping, senior adult activities, fitness and wellness programs, special needs services, arts and cultural activities including a nationally-accredited Jewish museum and scores of programs for all ages and interests. The JCC houses state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities, heated indoor swimming pools and an Olympic-size outdoor pool for summer use, gymnasiums, outdoor playgrounds, auditoriums, dance studios, classrooms and meeting areas. Last year we were able to provide $2.3 Million dollars in financial assistance toward scholarships, serve more than 30,000 meals to seniors across two locations, and had 10,000 participants in classes across both JCC locations." If you're interested in becoming a member of the JCC and taking advantage of all the organization has to offer, please visit its website and schedule a tour to find a membership package that works for you.
Shady Side Academy senior overcomes injuries to cap career with state track gold , Trib HSSN
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Chelsea Hartman wanted to run more, but she wasn’t sure if her body would allow it. The Shady Side Academy senior was plagued by chronic pain during her freshman and sophomore seasons.
Kids and young teen craft event in Squirrel Hill
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Kids and young teen craft event in Squirrel Hill
For young craft-lovers looking for an opportunity to practice their stitching skills, Wildchild Stitches is hosting a kids and young teens "That's Sus" stitching event this Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Kids age 7-13 of any skill level are invited to attend. The cost is $10 and all supplies needed will be provided. This is a great opportuinity for kids and young teens to connect over a shared interest. Parents are not recquired to hang around. Wildchild Stitches is located at 2729 Murray Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15217 in Squirel Hill. For more information about this event and to sign up, click here.
Shady Side Academy celebrates 133 graduates in Class of 2024
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Shady Side Academy held its 2024 commencement ceremony, starring 133 graduates, on June 8 at Michael J. Farrell Stadium on the senior campus in Fox Chapel. The Class of 2024 officers are Yi (Thompson) He, president; Liam Michael Atkinson, vice president; and Eliot Belle Glusker, communications officer. Harihar P. Viswanathan
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Squirrel Hill man charged with setting fires at Monroeville church, former Wilkins restaurant, connected to 4 others
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A Pittsburgh man has been charged with setting a series of fires across Allegheny County over the past three days, including fires that badly damaged a Monroeville church and a former Wilkins restaurant. David Harknett, 41, of the city's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, was charged with aggravated arson, criminal mischief, receiving
New Childcare Center in Monroeville to Open This Fall!
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New Childcare Center in Monroeville to Open This Fall!
Reclamation Community Center over by Monroeville Community park opened over a year ago with high hopes of serving the surrounding community. We established a food pantry, a free health clinic is in the works, and had desired to create a program (or multiple programs) for children. With plans to get programs up and running that would benefit low-income families, there were many ideas on the table, but how would these ideas turn into successful programs? What is the most immediate need in the area right now? One of the most immediate needs of the community here in Monroeville, as well as many communities nation-wide, is childcare. There just aren't enough childcare programs period, and high quality ones at that. We have been so graciously supported by so many people who want to be involved and this has made our dreams come to life! We are proud to announce that Reclamation Community Center will be opening Haven Childcare Center this coming fall! We are a faith-based, project-based childcare center that loves and utilizes the outdoors! There are three separate programs. Haven Daycare will be open from 7am-6pm Monday through Friday year round accepting infants through age 5. Haven Preschool will be 9am-12pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from September to May accepting children ages 3-5. Haven Hybrid Homeschool will be from 9am-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to May accepting children in grades PreK-5 who are already taking part in a homeschool curriculum. We are now scheduling tours and enrolling! Schedule a tour by clicking this link! Feel free to contact the Director of Childcare Services, Olivia Guffey at 412-376-9351 or via email at olivia@havenchildcare.org. You may also visit our website at https://www.reclamationcommunitycenter.org/haven-childcare
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UPMC gives $300M boost to former Washington Health System in merger
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Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop closes Point Breeze location
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The Lindsay Theater Taps Josh Axelrod as Director of Communications and Media Relations
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The Lindsay Theater Taps Josh Axelrod as Director of Communications and Media Relations
The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center has selected Josh Axelrod, former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter, as its new Director of Communications and Media Relations for the nonprofit organization. An award-winning journalist who spent most of the last five years covering sports, movies, TV, local media, theater and more for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Axelrod is a Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic. He has covered a slew of locally made films and interviewed Pittsburgh-connected celebrities such as Michael Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Porter, Joe Manganiello, Rob Marshall, Antoine Fuqua, Billy Gardell, Gillian Jacob and Maddie Ziegler. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in 2014, Axelrod continued with a master's degree in Media & Strategic Communication from George Washington University in 2019. This time spent in metro Washington, D.C. led to bylines everywhere from NBC Washington to the Washington Examiner and Military Times. "I moved back home in 2019 to further my journalism career at a newspaper that has been so important to my family and me for the last 50-plus years," Axelrod says. Instrumental in launching the Post-Gazette's Goodness section, Josh's work helped it earn a special "reader initiative award" at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association's 2022 Keystone Media Awards. That year, his arts and culture criticism portfolio was recognized by the Society for Features Journalism, whose judges noted that his "reviews are entertaining and smartly connect the material back to local readers." In 2023, he received a Golden Quill award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for excellence in written arts/entertainment journalism. "Five years after joining the Post-Gazette, I'm ready for a new adventure," Axelrod shares. "I couldn't have asked for a better first foray into the world of communications than The Lindsay!" Axelrod came to know The Lindsay through his many Post-Gazette features, ranging from the Theater's name change to the Barbenheimer phenomenon and Unsinkable. "It seemed like every other local filmmaker who was screening their latest movie was doing so at The Lindsay," Axelrod recalls. "This Theater clearly has a sterling reputation in our region and among Pittsburgh's thriving film scene. I can't wait to let everyone know about all the awesome events and programs The Lindsay has in store for them!" The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, formerly The Tull Family Theater, is an independent, film-driven arts nonprofit located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley.
Pittsburgh Public Schools name new chief of staff
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