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Shelter Dogs: Myths and Misconceptions

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

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, Today, Community

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

    10/30/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

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


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    10/30/2014
    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 ...


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


  • Community Auto needs cars

    10/30/2014
    09:00am — 04:00am

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


  • Preschool sponsored by Fox Chaple Area HS

    10/30/2014
    09:40am — 10:50am

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


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


  • Architectural History Lecture: Modern Medievalism Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. ...


  • Yoga with a Twist

    10/30/2014
    06:30pm — 07:30pm

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


  • GriefShare

    10/30/2014
    07:00pm — 07:30pm

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


  • DivorceCare

    10/30/2014
    07:00pm — 09:00pm

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


  • DivorceCare for Kids

    10/30/2014
    07:00pm — 09:00am

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


  • Blended Families

    10/30/2014
    07:00pm — 08:30pm

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


  • Stephen Ministry

    10/31/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

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


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    10/31/2014
    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 ...


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


  • Community Auto needs cars

    10/31/2014
    09:00am — 04:00am

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


  • Christy House Tea Room Lunches

    10/31/2014
    11:30am — 01:30pm

    The Christy House Tea Room, Walnut and Frederick in Sewickley, is opened for lunch between 11:30a...


  • Christy House Tea Room Lunches

    10/31/2014
    11:30am — 01:30pm

    The Christy House, a ministry of St. Stephen's Church, has begun its Friday lunch tradition anew ...


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


  • Zombies of the Corn

    10/31/2014
    07:00pm — 12:00am

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


  • Stephen Ministry

    11/01/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

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


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    11/01/2014
    01:00am — 02:30pm

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


  • Eagles at the Front: A National Aviary Bus Tour

    11/01/2014
    08:30am — 05:30pm

    Overlooking Bedford Valley’s patchwork of farms and forests, the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch is fa...


  • "Fill That Truck"

    11/01/2014
    11:00am — 10:00pm

    The NPL Restaurant Group and Women’s Choice Network proudly announce their Fourth“Fill that Truck...


  • Tai Chi Exercise for beginners

    11/01/2014
    06:30pm — 07:30am

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


  • Celebrating the $75 anniversary of The Twenty-Five Club of Magee-Womens Hospitals of UPMC whose m...


  • November Saturday Singles Dance

    11/01/2014
    07:30pm — 12:00am

    Saturday Singles Dance. For ages 40+. Saturday, November 1st, Trick or Treat Costume Party & Mo...


  • Stephen Ministry

    11/02/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

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


  • Moraine 2014 Cruises

    11/02/2014
    01:00am — 02:30pm

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


  • Sisiters of Divine Providence Mass Remembrance

    11/02/2014
    09:00am — 10:00am

    Remember your deceased loved ones. Brunch follows mass. Reservations due by Wednesday, October ...


  • "Fill That Truck"

    11/02/2014
    11:00am — 10:00pm

    The NPL Restaurant Group and Women’s Choice Network proudly announce their Fourth“Fill that Truck...


  • Many vendors will be available and will donate to OSN a percentage of all sales. Please come and ...


  • Stephen Ministry

    11/04/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

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


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


  • Community Auto needs cars

    11/04/2014
    09:00am — 04:00am

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


  • Preschool sponsored by Fox Chaple Area HS

    11/04/2014
    09:40am — 10:50am

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


  • Angel Tree

    11/04/2014
    11:00am — 05:00pm

    Be an angel this holiday season. Live Well Chiropractic has partnered with the Butler County YMC...


  • "Fill That Truck"

    11/04/2014
    11:00am — 10:00pm

    The NPL Restaurant Group and Women’s Choice Network proudly announce their Fourth“Fill that Truck...


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


  • This 12 week support group will nurture encouragement, understanding, laughter and healing. We...


  • Zumba

    11/04/2014
    06:15pm — 07:15pm

    A Latin-infused dance-based program that creates a fun, healthy and motivating exercise opportuni...


  • Financial Peace

    11/04/2014
    07:00pm — 08:30pm

    Dave Ramsey teaches a Biblical approach to managing money. Will be held in the Kidzburgh 4th and...


  • Boundaries for Women

    11/04/2014
    07:00pm — 08:30pm

    This 8 week support group will help you to improve relationships and reduce stress levels through...


  • Dave Racicot, chef & visionary at notion in East Liberty, deepens the restaurant’s educational pr...


  • Stephen Ministry

    11/05/2014
    12:00am — 11:55pm

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


  • Cranberry Chapter Call Mary Ann Sembrat


  • Cranberry Chapter, Professional Referral Exchange

    11/05/2014
    07:15am — 08:00am

    Networking Meeting every Wednesday. Call Mary Ann Sembrat 724-935-2221


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


  • Community Auto needs cars

    11/05/2014
    09:00am — 04:00am

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


  • Walk in Wednesdays

    11/05/2014
    09:30am — 12:30pm

    Free financial consultations. Other times available, call Kevin for more information.


  • Preschool sponsored by Fox Chaple Area HS

    11/05/2014
    09:40am — 10:50am

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


  • Mommy & Me Ballet

    11/05/2014
    10:00am — 11:00am

    In a relaxed and friendly environment, this class, taught by dance instructor Ciara Salvini, is d...


  • "Fill That Truck"

    11/05/2014
    11:00am — 10:00pm

    The NPL Restaurant Group and Women’s Choice Network proudly announce their Fourth“Fill that Truck...


  • Angel Tree

    11/05/2014
    11:00am — 05:00pm

    Be an angel this holiday season. Live Well Chiropractic has partnered with the Butler County YMC...


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


  • Cranberry’s Brush Creek wastewater treatment plant on Powell Road is far and away the Township’s ...


  • "The Talk"

    11/05/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Planing for long term care isn't just a financial conversation - its about your health, emotions ...


  • "Battle of the Books"

    11/05/2014
    07:00pm

    The Fox Chapel Area School District “Battle of the Books” Tournament will be held Wednesday, Nove...


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    11/05/2014
    07:00pm — 09:00pm

    Consumers and family members need not face the challenges of living with mental illness alone. NA...


  • Dave Racicot, chef & visionary at notion in East Liberty, deepens the restaurant’s educational pr...


  • Bridge to Hope

    11/05/2014
    07:00pm

    For those whose loved ones are facing addiction.