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New & Notable November 2022

Rex Glass & Mirror Celebrates New Store

Rex Glass & Mirror will be holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new location at 22089 Perry Hwy., #501 in Zelienople on Tues., Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Court of Honor Held for Troop 9329’s First Female Eagle Scout

Memorial Park Church has a long history with the Boy Scouts of America, and in October 2020, Troop 9329 was founded to offer the same opportunities, experiences and leadership responsibilities for young women. In less than two years, Troop 9329 has grown to include 12 female Scouts and its first female Eagle Scout. Anna Yacoviello’s Court of Honor was held Oct. 3, 2022, where she was publicly honored for her hard work and dedication in completing her Eagle Scout requirements and service project.

PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh Moves to New Location in Downtown Pittsburgh

PA CareerLink®’s current downtown Pittsburgh location at 304 Wood Street closed on Sept. 23, and its new location, located at 914 Penn Ave., Pgh, 15222 opened on Tues., Oct. 11. The new office will have updated furnishings and more space to accommodate larger employment events and training workshops for individuals seeking to improve their skills. All operations in the new space will be consolidated to a single floor, allowing for more streamlined services to be delivered to community partners, businesses, and those seeking career resources. The new location will also have a family area to be more welcoming and inclusive to individuals with children. Individuals seeking career assistance may call (412) 248-JOBS (5627).

Pittsburgh Opera to Perform The Marriage of Figaro in November

The Marriage of Figaro is one of the most popular comic operas of all time. Filled with amusing cases of mistaken identity and romantic subterfuge, plus music by a Mozart at the height of his powers, The Marriage of Figaro has stood the test of time for centuries. The Pittsburgh Opera will perform the opera on Nov. 5–13 at the Benedum Center. Tickets start at $15. English supertitles are projected above the stage. In addition, Pittsburgh Opera’s annual Student Matinee will introduce 2,500+ school students grades 3-12 to this lively, colorful opera on Thurs., Nov. 10. Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artists take lead roles in the Student Matinee, and are accompanied by the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. Tickets are $12, and are reserved through Pittsburgh Opera’s Education Department.

Bells, Organ and Brass Concert

As part of the newly established Saints Martha & Mary Parish Concert Series, which is designed to foster a deeper appreciation of sacred music through high-quality concerts, a “B.O.B.” Concert – Bells, Organ and Brass will be performed on Sun., Nov. 20, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sweden Church, 2554 Wildwood Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. The concert is accessible and free to all attendees; free-will offerings accepted. Visit

Shadyside Academy Receives Historic $15 Million Gift

Shady Side Academy recently announced the largest gift in the school’s 139-year history, a $15 million personal commitment from alumnus and past parent S. Kent Rockwell ’62 and his partner, Pat Babyak, in support of capital projects included in SSA’s forthcoming campus master plan. Rockwell grew up in Pittsburgh’s Edgewood neighborhood and enrolled at Shady Side Academy in ninth grade, boarding on the Senior School campus. After graduating in 1962, he earned a B.A. in economics and business from Lafayette College, attended graduate school at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and built a successful career rooted in innovation and technology. He is currently chairman and CEO of Rockwell Venture Capital, a company he founded in 1983. He is also chairman of the board of the S. Kent Rockwell Foundation, which focuses on philanthropic support of conservation, community, education and innovation. Rockwell’s son, the late Jonathan “Corey” Rockwell ’92, also attended Shady Side. Today, Rockwell and Babyak live less than a mile from the Senior School and often take walks on the 130-acre campus.

Fox Chapel Area High School to Perform Arsenic And Old Lace

Fox Chapel Area High School students will perform Arsenic and Old Lace on Nov. 3, 4, and 5, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Fox Chapel Area High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 each and will be sold at the door. The students will also perform the play free for FCASD senior citizens age 60 and older on Wed., Nov. 2, in the auditorium at 3:30 p.m. preceded by refreshments in the auditorium lobby. Reservations are required. Local director and producer Kristiann Josephs is in charge of this fall’s show; teacher Joseph Gass is serving as technical coordinator and teacher Mary Beth Dixon is the costume/props coordinator. Call 412-967-2410 for reservation information for the senior citizens’ performance only. Fox Chapel Area High School is located at 611 Field Club Road in O’Hara Township.

St. John’s to Present A Visit to Bethlehem

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland in McCandless Township is once again presenting a family holiday attraction, A Visit to Bethlehem this Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Free and open to the public, the walk-through event re-creates the town of Bethlehem as it may have existed the night Christ was born, complete with costumed townspeople, craftsmen, shepherds, soldiers, and a live Nativity.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh to Hold Black & Gold Gala

Dress for Success Pittsburgh is hosting its annual fundraiser for the first time after a three-year hiatus. The Black & Gold Gala will be held at The Westin Pittsburgh on Sat., Nov. 5, 2022. Guests, decked out in their favorite black and gold formal attire, will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while learning more about DFS Pittsburgh and its year of success. Funds raised will support the purchase of a new mobile boutique, which will allow the DFS team to meet the needs of the community by providing clothing and employment-readiness support to more women across the region. For more information, visit

PAW Patrol ®Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” Coming to Pittsburgh in January

Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” an action-packed, music-filled production at the Benedum Center Jan. 21-22, 2023. In this production, the heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure. Since its debut in the Fall of 2016, PAW Patrol Live! has been seen by over 4.3 million people, providing fans in over 40 countries with an unforgettable Broadway-style production. Tickets start at $31.25 and

can be purchased at,, by calling guest services at 412-456-6666 or in person during box office hours at the Benedum Center box office, 237 7th Street. A limited number of V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages are available, starting at $161-25-$171.25. For more information or to join the Tail Mail mailing list for presale and other exclusive offers, visit

Allegheny West Presents The Victorian Christmas Tour

An Old Allegheny holiday tradition, the Victorian Christmas Tour includes house tours on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Train tours will be held Fri., Dec. 9 from 7-10 p.m. and Sat. Dec. 10 from 12:30-9 p.m. These personally guided house and train tours offer a rare opportunity to glimpse a bygone era and experience the warmth of the season in a truly old-fashioned style. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Sounds of Christmas Coming to The Oaks Theater

The Sounds of Christmas is a 90-minute musical celebration of Christmas featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra conducted by Maestro Bruce Lauffer, along with talented singers, dancers, and a master of ceremonies. This family tradition will be held Sat.,, Nov. 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. at The Oaks Theater, 310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont, PA 15139. Tickets are $38 and sell out quickly. Call 412-828-6322 or 1-888-718-4253 or visit

Partner4Work Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Career-Assist Allegheny County Jail Residents

The Partner4Work (P4W) Pittsburgh Reentry Career Services program (PRCS) has been awarded $900,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to help reduce recidivism and increase community safety as it works in partnership with the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ), PA CareerLink Pittsburgh ®, an American Job Center, and community-based organizations. The effort will improve employment services and connections and enable citizens to successfully reintegrate and remain in Allegheny County. PRCS provides high-quality pre- and post-release career services to people incarcerated in the ACJ, including mentoring, scholarships to attend occupational training, transitional employment opportunities, subsidized wages for on-the-job training, job placement assistance, and supportive services with dedicated partners providing legal aid, housing, and transportation assistance.

FCAHS Marching Band Wins First Places in Two Competitions

The Fox Chapel Area High School Marching Band recently won first places at its first two Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) competitions of the school year. The band competes in the Class AA division and won first place at Yough High School with a score of 81.2 on Sept. 24, 2022, and first place at Deer Lakes High School with a score of 77.25 on Oct. 8. The band also received awards at both competitions for the highest music, general effect, and visual scores in its division. The Marching Foxes are under the student direction of drum majors senior Joseph Thomas and junior Chloe Kim, and band directors/teachers Daryl Lesnik and Evan Hertrick.

Featured Events for Adults at Northland Library Registration required, where noted, to attend these free virtual and in-person programs. For more information and to register: or call the Ask A Librarian desk at 412-366-8100, ext. 113.

KEEPING IT REAL: BUILDING WORLDS WITH WORDS Thurs., Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. Kick off National Novel Writing Month with local author Joshua David Bellin as he leads the audience in a writing workshop on world building. Registration required.

SOCIAL MEDIA 101: FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND TIKTOK OH MY! Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. This presentation will cover the best way to use social media platforms and tips to keep yourself safe while using them. Registration required.

HELLO, BOOKSTORE Fri., Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., Second floor nonfiction section Join us for a screening of the documentary, Hello, Bookstore. Registration is required.

BOARD IN THE LIBRARY Sat., Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate International Games Month with an afternoon of fun and games! Registration is required for this adult event. Older teens are also welcome.

WATER: A KEYSTONE FOR THE ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, AND COMMUNITY Thurs., Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at The McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage and Cultural Center Water is an essential part of all that we do in Pittsburgh. Join David Sanchez of Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation as he reveals some of the many ways water will shape our industry, history, and future on a personal and regional level. Along with the history of water, there will be an examination of environmental impacts related to water and a look to the future of water resource management. Registration is required.

Crisis Center North to Host Toy Shop

Crisis Center North is hosting its annual holiday Toy Shop this year and needs your help. They are accepting donations of new toys, stocking stuffers, self-care items, gift cards and more for all age ranges and genders. To learn more, call 412-364-6728 or email

Carnegie Museum of Art to Hold Friends & Family Photo Studio

Friends & Family Photo Studio is back at Carnegie Museum of Art this winter! On Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 5 through Dec. 4, gather your loved ones and friends and pose for portraits taken by a local professional photographer in the beautiful spaces and places of Carnegie Museum of Art. This year, sessions will be offered with a fantastic line-up of Pittsburgh-area photographers including Cameron Brown, Beth Kukucka, Heather Mull, and Porter Loves. Registration is now open; sessions will fill up quickly, so book yours now at

Refractions: 58th Carnegie International Conversation Series

On Thurs., Nov. 3, the next installment of Refractions: 58th Carnegie International conversation series will take place in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The topic will be the cognitive and physical effects of technology. Tishan Hsu, an artist featured in the 58th Carnegie International whose work examines the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence, and Ryan Inouye, associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International, will discuss transformative technological advances on our lives. Free. Museum admission not required.

No Dog Left Behind Grants

No Dog Left Behind (formerly Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue) is introducing NDLB Grants, a new way to help the rescue community. Two initial types of grants will be offered which will not only help create new rescue teams, but also act as an avenue to expand the organization’s geographic reach.

The Animal Rescue Pilot Education Grant will help offset some of the costs for future pilots, especially those from underserved communities, take their first step skyward while simultaneously creating new pilots that in the future can work with NDLB. The Transport Grant will help provide the seed capital to 501(c)(3) shelters and organizations to purchase and outfit rescue vehicles; the grants will be focused on geographic areas of interest for NDLB in an effort to organically spread its footprint by creating new teams in areas that it does not cover.

Imani Winds Concludes Artist Residency with Grand Finale Performance

Chamber Music Pittsburgh (CMP) is honored to host the revolutionary quintet Imani Winds for a chamber music performance celebrating their one-year artist residency with the organization. This concert is part of CMP’s MainStage Live series, which explores the vibrancy and diversity of the chamber music genre. It will take place on Mon., Dec. 5 at Pittsburgh Playhouse’s PNC Theatre in Downtown Pittsburgh. Praised for their ‘hot rapport and conviction, the Grammy-nominated quintet will present a concert dedicated to works by Black and Brown composers, including Jeff Scott, Valerie Coleman, and Paquito D’Rivera, among others. Imani Winds features Brandon Patrick George on flute, Toyin Spellman-Diaz on oboe, Kevin Newton on French horn, Mark Dover on clarinet, and Monica Ellis on bassoon. Tickets range from $35-$53 and be purchased online.

Fox Chapel Area High School Students and Graduates Named AP Scholars

A total of 154 current Fox Chapel Area High School students and 2022 graduates were named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board for demonstrating college-level achievement on the AP examinations taken in May 2022.

The following graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction award by earning an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: 2022 graduates Patrick Alexander, Salim Bastress, Gabrielle Bell, Vasileios Benos, Alexa Berman, Noah Bradley, Nina Busch, Andrew Byersdorfer, Zhiyi Chen, Quentin Cook, William Cooper, Elizabeth Crookston, Shea Davison, David Dering, Justine Eng, Russell Fenton, Anna Ferris, Mona Gerges, Maia Gravina, Jordan Gwin, Claire Hamilton, Thomas Healy, Owen Hershey, Jonah Hertzman, Danielle Horne, Sydney Inglis, Nabeela Islam, Riley Johnson, Alaina Kaslewicz, Brett Kaufman, Sydney Kennedy, Janise Kim, Laura Klamut, Esther Ko, Zoe Lakkis, John Lorence, Hope Matthis, Nathaniel Mueller, Uma Muzumdar, Simeon Owens, Sangmin Park, Hannah Poole, Miguel Quemado, Lauren Rabbitt, Carter Rowe, Ashton Schutzman, Omar Shalaby, Annabel Siddons, Samuel Slember, Holden Smith, Emma Szymanski, Daniel Thomas, James Trageser, Beata Turnquist, Kaylee Uribe, Benjamin Veser, Eduardo Weissmann, Lance Wilhelm, Siddharth Yende, and Ann Yonas; and 2022-2023 seniors Delaney Asbury, Maya Bradley, Davina Chang, Elijah Conklin, Luke Curran, Aiden Dorneich, Matthew Fiedler, Zoe Fitzsimmons, Arjun Golla, Zachary Gordon, Nathaniel Green, Helia Hamidi, Ananth Kashyap, Paul Kullmann, Jonathan Li, Lawrence Liu, Matthew Lu, Silas Owens, Mahitha Ramachandran, Stephen Santilli, Thomas Selwood, Arvind Seshan, William Smith, Prajval Sreenivas, Sasha Tan, and Daniel Wang.

The following graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: 2022 graduates Justine Bennett, Lidia Cavicchioli, James Dockey, Aidan Gleason, Samuel Henry, Max Johnson, Bridget Kilmer, Allison Monroe, Izabella Stern, Shrivardhan Thada, Anushka Vis, Ava Vita, and Alex Zatman; and 2022-2023 seniors Abigail Boleng, Talia Bugel, Caleb Hahl, Sonny Hur, Nora Johnson, Trevor Katz, Daniel Kim, Nathania Lingam, Charles Lusk, Rachel Persichetti, Kevin Quinn, Diya Reddy, Sophie Shao, Dylan Srodes, George Tabor, Blaz Vavpetic, Lydia Weidner, Luiza Weissmann, and Bowen Williams.

The following graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams: 2022 graduates Carlie Barnett, Owen Carter, Iona Clark, Julia DeMarco, Alicia Gu, Gabrielle Kline, Ian Mackey-Piccolo, Luke Murray, Ethan Napolitan, Esther Nawrocki, Enzo Rotunno, Finnbar Ruff, Tristan Sacco, Aurora Sauereisen, Oliver Smith, Rei Sperry, Sadie Terrick, Nicole Trasatti, Lydia Turnquist, Katherine Voigt, and Ryan Zatman; 2022-2023 seniors Ishaan Acharya, Siheng Chao, Aura Chuck Hernandez, Christopher Ernharth, Talis Jacob, Leah Kenyon, Matigan Kirk, Mia Lynch, Aadil Pattada, William Rice, Luka Romero, and Lindsay Scheffler; and 2022-2023 juniors Lucas Gravina, Henry Koloc, and Madeleine Stone.

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