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New & Notable October 2023

Free Shred Day

Protect yourself from identity theft and shred instead. Join the office of Tim Buggy, CFP at a free shred day on October 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be located behind their office complex at 11269 Perry Hwy in Wexford.

Angels’ Place, Inc. to Host Annual Halo Award Dinner

Angels’ Place, Inc. will host their annual Halo Award Dinner on Thursday, October 19th at LeMont Restaurant. During the dinner, the Knights of Columbus “Our Lady of Olives Council 3907” will be honored by the organization’s Board of Directors for their years of dedication and significant contributions to children, families, and the community. Angels’ Place is grateful to honor the Knights of Columbus “Our Lady of Olives Council 3907” as the 2023 HaloAward recipient. Supporters of Angels’ Place for over 30 years and active proponents of pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes through their Aid and Pregnancy Support initiative (ASAP), they have made a significant impact in our community. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit

The Banning of Books: A Panel Discussion

Recent years have seen a record-breaking number of attempts to ban books, according to the American Library Association. In some cases, this effort has turned school districts and libraries into battlegrounds. Book censorship will be the focus of a panel discussion sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fox Chapel Area Affiliate, on October 10 at Cooper-Siegel Community Library. The program, free and open to the public, begins at 10:00 AM. Our panel of three library and book specialists will address the controversy surrounding book censorship and kick off the discussion: Paul Kohberger is a retired University of Pittsburgh librarian and a current board member of the Allegheny County Library Association; Jill McConnell has been the Executive Director of Cooper-Siegel Community Library since 2014; and Fran Bogos is a retired reading specialist in the North Allegheny School District, teaching at the junior and senior high school levels.

Safiya Stewart
Safiya Stewart

Fox Chapel Student Honored by College Board

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Safiya Stewart has been recognized with the National African American Recognition Award. The honor is given as part of the College Board’s National Recognition Programs that celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The criteria for eligible students include a GPA of 3.5 or higher; PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade; and attend a school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.

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