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Shelter Dogs: Myths and Misconceptions

By Shelly Tower Rushe, Categories: Community, Today, Pets

Every year, approximately 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in animal shelters across the United States.

In This Issue, Oct. 2014

By Vanessa Orr, Categories: People, Today

Local haunted houses, education and more!

New & Notable, Oct. 2014

By Vanessa Orr, Categories: People, Community, Today

New&Notable spotlights the accomplishments of those living & working in the North Hills, from new business hires to award-winning students.

There’s Nothing Scary about Historic Cemeteries

By Vanessa Orr, Categories: Travel

In the spirit of Halloween, I’m going to write about some of my favorite graveyards—places that I would recommend that you visit if you like history or architecture, or just a good story.

Repurposing Pays It Forward in Many Ways

By Veronica Tucker, Categories: Home+Garden, Community, Today

Repurposing helps those in need, from shelter animals to women getting their lives back on track.

New or Native Plants — Which is Best?

By Denise Schreiber, Categories: Home+Garden, Today

When do we decide that something is native? After five years, 25 years, 100 years or longer? There is no defining time that makes something truly native.

Cut Energy Costs by Winterizing Your Home

By Clare Heekin Lynch, Categories: Home+Garden, Today

If we get another winter like this past season, you’ll need to properly prepare your home in order to protect it from the harsh elements and save yourself a little cash along the way.

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  • Stephen Ministry

    10/23/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

    Available anytime. One-to-one Christian care to people going through difficult times. There is ...


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    10/23/2014
    01:00am — 02:30pm

    Come and take a 1.5 hour ride on Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat and Morain...


  • Autumn is finally here! Fall festivals and haunted happenings are around every corner, but there ...


  • Community Auto needs cars

    10/23/2014
    09:00am — 04:00am

    Cars are repaired and sold at low cost to low-income families who need a vehicle to get to work. ...


  • NHCO Winter Coat Drive

    10/23/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    New and Gently Used winter coasts in all sizes appreciated. Drop off donations M-F 9am -4 pm.


  • Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off 9am - 4pm weekdays at Community Auto or any N...


  • North Hills Community Outreach Winter Coat Drive

    10/23/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    New and gently used winter coast in all sizes appreciate. Drop off donations Monday - Friday 9 a...


  • Excess Garden Produce Welcome

    10/23/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    North Hills Community Outreach welcomes excess garden produce. You can donate to NHCO two food p...


  • Preschool sponsored by Fox Chaple Area HS

    10/23/2014
    09:40am — 10:50am

    The Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Fox Chapel Area High School will sponsor a prescho...


  • Women's Business Network Criders Corners

    10/23/2014
    12:00pm — 12:00am

    Women's Networking Group Contact Annette Locke


  • The deadline to apply for the state's 2013 PropertyTax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from...


  • The Community College of Allegheny County, in partnership with Crisis Center North, UPMC Passavan...


  • Yoga with a Twist

    10/23/2014
    06:30pm — 07:30pm

    Bring your mind, your worries and your woes to your yoga mat, and move through an exhilarating an...


  • Breast Cancer Support Group

    10/23/2014
    07:00pm — 08:30pm

    Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each Month. Patients only.


  • DivorceCare for Kids

    10/23/2014
    07:00pm — 09:00am

    Some children struggle deeply with separation and divorce, while others seem to bounce back quick...


  • DivorceCare

    10/23/2014
    07:00pm — 09:00pm

    The road to healing from the heartache of divorce is not meant to be traveled alone. Team members...


  • Blended Families

    10/23/2014
    07:00pm — 08:30pm

    Blended families have many unique stressors and dynamics that can challenge a couple's relationsh...


  • GriefShare

    10/23/2014
    07:00pm — 07:30pm

    GriefShare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone...


  • Stephen Ministry

    10/25/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

    Available anytime. One-to-one Christian care to people going through difficult times. There is ...


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    10/25/2014
    01:00am — 02:30pm

    Come and take a 1.5 hour ride on Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat and Morain...


  • Autumn is finally here! Fall festivals and haunted happenings are around every corner, but there ...


  • Safety for Seniors Service Days

    10/25/2014
    10:00am — 02:00pm

    Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) Receive training and pair up with another volunteer to visi...


  • Owl-o-Ween

    10/25/2014
    11:00am — 03:00pm

    Whooo’s ready for Owl-o-Ween? Visit the National Aviary’s annual harvest festival! Wear your cos...


  • Halloween Party in the Park

    10/25/2014
    01:00pm

    Costume parade, contest and more!


  • The 2014—3rd Annual Christ Church Fine Art Fest

    10/25/2014
    03:00pm — 07:00pm

    This exhibit offers a venue for Regional Artists to show and sell their work to the public. O...


  • Greater Harmony Chorus’s Fall Show to Feature ‘Jukebox Saturday Night’ Songs Greater Harmony C...


  • Halloween Parade and Open House

    10/25/2014
    05:00pm

    Ingomar Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Halloween parade and open house on Saturday, ...


  • Join Bruster’s Ice Cream of Ingomar and United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) for a fun-...


  • Ingomar VFC Halloween Parade & Open House

    10/25/2014
    05:00pm — 12:00am

    Ingomar Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Halloween parade and open house on Saturday, ...


  • Depreciation Lands Museum Lantern Tours

    10/25/2014
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Visitors of all ages are invited to take a family-friendly guided tour of the museum and cemetery...


  • Tai Chi Exercise for beginners

    10/25/2014
    06:30pm — 07:30am

    Find balance, relieve stress, and build vitality with Tai Chi. Experience movements with breathin...


  • Zombies of the Corn

    10/25/2014
    07:00pm — 12:00am

    Zombie shoot (150 Zombie killing paintballs), Zombie Campground, wagon ride, ghost stories, campf...


  • Stephen Ministry

    10/26/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

    Available anytime. One-to-one Christian care to people going through difficult times. There is ...


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    10/26/2014
    01:00am — 02:30pm

    Come and take a 1.5 hour ride on Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat and Morain...


  • Autumn is finally here! Fall festivals and haunted happenings are around every corner, but there ...


  • Miss Representation

    10/26/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women ...


  • Miss Representation

    10/26/2014
    01:00pm — 05:00pm

    Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women ...


  • Stephen Ministry

    10/21/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

    Available anytime. One-to-one Christian care to people going through difficult times. There is ...


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    10/21/2014
    01:00am — 02:30pm

    Come and take a 1.5 hour ride on Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat and Morain...


  • Autumn is finally here! Fall festivals and haunted happenings are around every corner, but there ...


  • Community Auto needs cars

    10/21/2014
    09:00am — 04:00am

    Cars are repaired and sold at low cost to low-income families who need a vehicle to get to work. ...


  • NHCO Winter Coat Drive

    10/21/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    New and Gently Used winter coasts in all sizes appreciated. Drop off donations M-F 9am -4 pm.


  • Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off 9am - 4pm weekdays at Community Auto or any N...


  • North Hills Community Outreach Winter Coat Drive

    10/21/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    New and gently used winter coast in all sizes appreciate. Drop off donations Monday - Friday 9 a...


  • Excess Garden Produce Welcome

    10/21/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    North Hills Community Outreach welcomes excess garden produce. You can donate to NHCO two food p...