Highmark | If Detected Early, You Have a 90% Chance of Beating Cancer.

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Who has helped you achieve where you are today?

Eight new graduates across Point Park University’s four schools shared their thoughts about who has helped them along their journey to earning a master’s degree from Point Park. Below is the response from a friend of Soul Pitt, Mr. Lorenzo Boone:

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Lorenzo Boone, M.F.A. in Writing for the Screen and Stage

“To begin, I have to acknowledge my 85-year-old mother, who I am fortunate to still have with me. It is her lost opportunities and dreams that I carry on my shoulders daily. Through her life, I recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Professors Nelson Chipman and Elise D’Haene also played a significant role in my development, and gave me incentive to keep driving towards my goals. They helped me believe that my style of storytelling and the voice that accompanies it needs to be told. They convinced me that even though it may not be traditional or mainstream, it has a place and it has merit.”

SOUL PITT CONGRATULATES LORENZO ON HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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Oakland Block Party this Saturday Aug 27th from 11AM to 3PM!

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NBMBAA Pittsburgh Summit: “Re-Imagine Leadership” on Sept 10th at 9:30AM

Attention all High School,
College Students & Professionals!

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CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!

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The Opioid Crisis: A Role For Us All | September 10, 2016 at Herberman Conference Center in UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Gateway_Opioid1This program is brought to you by
Gateway Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society

Register at www.gatewaymedicalsociety.org
or call our office at (412) 281-4086.
Pre-registration is preferred. Limited walk-in registration accepted on the day of the event.

CLICK HERE FOR BROCHURE

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Giant Eagle – View Weekly Sale!

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Tony Award winner, Ben Vereen, LIVE on Sept 17th at The Hillman Center

Ben VereenCLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
AND YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS!

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4th Annual Health and Wellness Weekend | Sept 8 – 11

Get ready for what is bound to be our best yet! Financial, Spiritual, Mental, Environmental, & Physical health activities and resources will be on display over the four days of activities!

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The Miles Group | Now Hiring Agents & Mangers!

www.tmilesgroup.com

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Baptist Temple Church 95th Anniversary | This is Our Homecoming Celebration!

PRAYER BRUNCH, SATURDAY SEPT 10TH
WORSHIP SERVICE, SUNDAY, SEPT 11TH
For more info contact 412.241.1624

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Panera Bread | Now Seeking Salaried/Hourly Management & Hourly Associates


Apply in person or apply or email greatcareers@covelli.com

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Vickie Winans LIVE at Power of Laughter Health Workshop & Comedy Luncheon!

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Saturday, Sept 17 2016 11AM-2PM
Come celebrate the 5th annual Power of Laughter Health Workshop and Comedy Luncheon. This event uses comedy and entertainment to help share the message of living a healthier life.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!

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Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and The Good Peoples Group to Support Pittsburgh Musicians with Mini Grants

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Ace Hotel and Martin Guitar have extended their 2016 partnership, joining forces with Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary creative problem solvers The Good Peoples Group to collaborate on Up and Comin’, a mini grant initiative. Grants will be awarded in amounts between $500 and $2000 for emerging musicians, songwriters and noise artists whose work demonstrates the breadth of creativity that is central to the city’s culture.

The heart of a city is its creatives, its collective spaces and its local shops and purveyors. The funds from these mini grants are designed to provide local Pittsburgh musicians with the means to further their practice, whether that requires hiring a lawyer to draft a tour agreement, designing a new website or buying studio time to record an EP. The mission here is to support and perpetuate Pittsburgh’s vibrant music scene while galvanizing the city’s cultural communities by encouraging innovative and generative projects. Continue reading

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2016 SPQ Summer Love Issue | #soulpitt #pushlove

Soul Pitt will be out in the streets this week pushin’ LOVE! Our Summer 2016 issue proudly Celebrates LOVE in a world that seems full of hate. We’ve got couples in love, events you’ll love and a lot more to love! So take a sneak peek inside and please spread this love around – Hey, maybe we can take this thing called love and PUSH IT!  http://bit.ly/PushLove

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Performance of “Seven Guitars” at Historic Childhood Home of August Wilson | Aug 5-28

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“Seven Guitars”
By August Wilson
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
August 5-28 2016

at 1727 Bedford Avenue, Hill District
(The Historic Childhood Home of August Wilson!)
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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Home Biz Opportunity Meeting & Training with Trey Harris & Sherrie Massie

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Cheers! To Women Soiree for the Women’s Yellow Pages on Aug 25th


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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PowerUP: The Power to Prevail! | Sunday, 9/25 @ 1PM – 5PM

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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Steel Center | Basic Residential Electrical Wiring

www.steelcentertech.com

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Oct 15th Luncheon Honoring MR. MARK A. BRENTLEY, SR | Community Champion & Leader!


CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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Steel Center | Interested in Welding?

www.steelcentertech.com

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Provident Charter School

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Smooth First Fridays Finally Back! @ Hard Rock | Oct 7 at 9PM

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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Save the Date for the annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Sept 24

Join the WCDC and partners for the annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each year, the tour highlights a different part of Wilkinsburg. Previously, the Regent Square and Blackridge neighborhoods were featured. Now in its fourth year, the tour will move to Hamnett Place, a National Historic District, and vicinity. This year’s tour will be a little different from past tours as it will feature renovated homes and community gardens in addition to in-process construction projects, studio spaces, and more.

Want to get involved with the House & Garden Tour? We are currently looking for homeowners who want to feature their home on this year’s tour as well as event volunteers. Call (412) 727-7855 or email marlee@wilkinsburgcdc.org to help out.

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The Authors’ Zone Presents 2 Events! Writers Conference & Author Awards

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON BOTH EVENTS!

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Join Pittsburgh EMS!

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Visit www.TheSoulPitt.com Daily – It’s good for your SOUL :)

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Port Authority Connect Card | SIMPLIFACT #1

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Dr. Charma Dudley Elected to NAMI National Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, PA (PittsburghNewsWire.com) — Charma D. Dudley, PhD, FPPR, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, and President of the NAMI Southwestern PA Board of Directors, was elected to NAMI National’s Board of Directors during the NAMI National Convention in Denver, CO, on July 8.

Dr. Dudley is a family member and a mental health professional with years of experience in the field. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Dudley has held both clinical and administrative positions with various organizations in the Pittsburgh area. She has served as NAMI Southwestern PA’s Board President for the past six years and has been a NAMI member for more than fifteen years. Dr. Dudley will remain as NAMI Southwestern PA’s Board President as she assumes her new role on the Board of Directors of NAMI National. Continue reading

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CCAC | Classes begin August 22 and September 6

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Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh | Housing Choice Voucher Program

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Performing & Media Arts Summer Camp for Ages 7-15 | July 11-Aug 12



For More Info or Registration Call
412.969.7714 or 412.414.6565
Visit or Website www.teconsortium.com

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NEED Mentoring Program Site Coordinator

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Join Pgh Fire! Be the One to Answer the Call

Visit joinpghfire.com for more information

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WILKINSBURG NAMED NATIONALLY ACCREDITED MAIN STREET PROGRAM

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WILKINSBURG, PA, June 22, 2016 – At the Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) Creating Economic Vitality Conference last week, the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) was honored as one of 35 Pennsylvania downtown revitalization programs named Nationally Accredited Programs by the National Main Street Center (NMSC). Receiving National Accreditation Main Street Program status is a prominent recognition.

“We are honored to have been selected as a Nationally Accredited Program by the National Main Street Center. The WCDC has been following the Main Street Approach since being formed in 2008, and we are excited to be recognized for our achievements,” WCDC Executive Director, Tracey Evans, said. “We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication of our residents, business owners, community stakeholders, and government officials who have made this accreditation possible.” Continue reading

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The Bold and the Sanctified Stage Play | 9/24 at 8PM at the Byham

Can We Overcome Racism—in the church???
This is the question when the hit radio soap opera
The Bold and the Sanctified®
storms the stage on Saturday, September 24th at 8 P.M. at the Byham Theater.   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic | Starts June 18th!

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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Pgh Bus Trip to DC to Visit the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History in September 2016!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS AND ITINERARY!

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Never reveal your next move…

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Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine WINS 2016 Vann Award | Congrats to Soul Pitt Quarterly Writer Ron Fisher!

Soul Pitt Media staff would like to congratulate Ron Fisher on his 1st Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Vann award tonight for his Johnstown Spotlight Series featured in Soul Pitt Quarterly!!!
Awesome job Ron, we love you!

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Meet Tamiah Bridgett, a local licensed cosmetologist who lives in Wilkinsburg AND Black Female inventor

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT HER INVENTION

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Ocean City Maryland Bus Trip In August 2016

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

BUS DEPARTS FROM POINT STATE PARK AT 7:00 A.M.

BUS RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M.

$250.00 PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE | CALL (412) 430-1431

SPONSORED BY CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.
A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Gwen’s Girls is Hiring for Two positions > Workforce Support Specialist & PT Driver

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*This is seasonal non-exempt summer employment

The Workforce Support Specialist works directly with the youth to deliver the summer Learn and Earn workforce program by providing academic support, career education, and life skills training.  He/she will manage the work-site placements and conduct weekly check-ins to assess the professional progress of youth.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE
WORKFORCE SUPPORT SPECIALIST JOB POSTING

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The driver provides safe and timely transportation of clients to and from activities as assigned.  Works within the boundaries established by agency to maintain professional relationships with clients.  Assists the Transportation Coordinator with upkeep and maintenance of agency vehicles.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF
THE PART-TIME DRIVER JOB POSTING

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Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor

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Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor
Former Ohio Senator spoke at Human Rights dinner Thursday

WARREN, OH – May 6, 2016 – The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presented Sam Covelli, Owner Operator of Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, with its highest corporate recognition at the organization’s annual Human Rights Dinner on May 5, 2016 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Covelli, operator of more than 300 Panera Bread restaurants, was selected for the NAACP’s Corporate Partner of the Year award because of the work that Covelli Enterprises has done creating a diverse and inclusive workforce at its restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Florida, said Constance Parker, president of the Pittsburgh NAACP. Continue reading

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Open Letter from Constance Parker, NAACP Pittsburgh Branch President

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Soul Pitt CEO Awarded Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc.

“Thank you so much for recognizing my efforts in something that I am so passionate about — Pittsburgh and Technology.  It is with these two passions I have built a business while serving the Pittsburgh community with positive images and information to help uplift us all.  It feels good to know that the NANBPWC appreciates my passion as well and I encourage professional women to engage and join this organization to expand their network.” — Donna M. Baxter

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SPQ’s Spring Edition Has Sprung!

Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Special 25th issue for Spring packed with 112 pages of awesome advertisers and soulful stories is here! With God’s Grace, the love of the community and amazing support from corporate and small business advertisers, we will continue to serve you and feel that the best is yet to come 🙂
THANK YOU! THANK YOU ALL!

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Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program

Visit www.higherachievement.org and click “ENROLL”
Questions? Contact: recruiter@higherachievment.org
or call (412) 721-0695

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NAACP’s 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner | Thursday May 5th at 5:30PM

The Honorable Nina Turner

Pittsburgh NAACP Announces The Honorable Nina Turner as Keynote.

For Further Information Contact Twanda Carlisle at 412-471-1024

The Honorable Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator, will be the keynote speaker at the 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner to benefit the Pittsburgh NAACP. Turner will address this year’s theme “Times Are Changing: So Should We.”

A native of Cleveland, Senator Nina Turner is the oldest of seven children and accepted her first job at age 14 to help support her family and siblings. Nina’s work ethic, empathy and commitment to serving others stem largely from her humble beginnings.

Senator Turner worker her way through school earning her Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College and her Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from Cleveland State University. In 2013, Nina received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wilberforce University. Continue reading

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NAACP Washington Branch | Human Rights Award Banquet with Keynote by Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle” | May 6


Known as “The Black Eagle”, Joe Madison is a legendary voice in radio, and a recognized human and civil rights activist.  He demands action against injustice every weekday morning on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, asking his audience “what are you going to do about it?”

Madison can certainly talk the talk, but he also walks the walk.  By completing a 52-hour live broadcast, he broke a Guinness World Record and raised over $200,000 for the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum.

In June 2015, Madison made history again by broadcasting live from Cuba, becoming the first national talk show in America to do so in more than 50 years. Continue reading

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Be the One to Answer the Call | Join Pgh Fire

Visit www.joinpghfire.com for more information

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Photo Review: Mel Blount Youth Home Dinner on April 1 & 2, 2016 by Mrs. Joy Woodruff

Photo Review By Mrs. Joy Woodruff:

Last year, Dwayne was honored at this event but this year we just enjoyed the company of old friends:

1) Chatting w/Mel during Saturday morning breakfast w/him, his wife TiAnda, Bradshaw & his wife and my hubby. 4.2.2016

2)  Woodruffs with Tunch Ilkin #62 & wife Karen 4.1.2016

3) Woodruffs w/Robin Cole #56 & fiancée Judith Herschell. 4.1.2016

4) Hines & “Hubby”

5) Teammates, relaxing after the big event; Woodruff # 49, Joe Greene #75, JT Thomas #24 & Terry Bradshaw #12 (4.1.2016)

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Theology of Work | Class begins April 6, 2016 @ Bethany Baptist Church

Has the drudgery of work got you down? Do you feel that work is a necessary evil you have to endure? Is it hard for you to connect  your Sunday worship with work Monday through Saturday? 

God has a biblical design for our work and our work matters to God.

Come and Learn about God’s design  for work and how we can develop a new perspective on work and God’s personal call to all Christians. Class begins  April  6, 2016.

This course explores the meaning of spirituality and the ministry of work  which engages  Christians for most of their waking hours. The course explores four areas:

Biblical –A survey of who we are in Christ, the meaning of work, calling and how they all fit in God’s revealed purpose

Contextual –Understand how the worldview  and specific cultures (African American) affect one’s work ethic and one’s ability to be who God called them to be

Integrative –Discover how work is related to ministry, calling and mission

Theological –Understanding of work and it’s practice through the Word of God and in the context of contemporary workplaces

Theology of Work– Rev Dr. Stanley A. Holbrook, Instructor
Six week course April 6– May 11, 2016  from 7 pm-9 pm
Course Cost -$30 plus books
For more information contact:
PLBI @ Bethany Baptist Church
7745 Tioga Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15208
412-242-3255

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PITTSBURGH PROUD

Constance Parker, President Pittsburgh Chapter NAACP was recently selected as one of the community leaders nationwide to take part in a teleconference call with President Barack Obama to help galvanize support for Merrick Garland’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice.

A tireless advocate for human rights and dignity in Pittsburgh, we should all be Pittsburgh Proud that when The President of the United States seeks support in Pittsburgh he can turn to Mrs. Parker. We at Soul Pitt Media salute Mrs. Parker for all she does to make Pittsburgh truly The City of Champions for all Pittsburghers!

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Princess Entrepreneur program for young girls ages 10-17

The program takes place in Wilkinsburg and surrounding neighborhoods, but participation from Wilkinsburg youth has been really low. The program coordinators are looking to increase participation from Wilkinsburg girls, specifically. If you know any young, aspiring entrepreneurs, please encourage them to sign up for this FREE program. For more info, email princessentrepreneurs@gmail.com.

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Mother to Son Women’s Conference Series

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Events are on Saturdays – 8AM to 12:30PM
Upcoming Event Dates:
April 2, June 18, Sept 17 and Dec 17
TICKETS ARE FREE!
For more info & to register contact
Niasia Moses at 412.665.2810

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Circle of Friends Bus Trip to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest in Reading PA | April 1-3, 2016

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Cost includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Pittsburgh
  • Two nights lodging
  • Breakfasts (2)
  • Saturday dinner
  • Tickets for 3 shows

There will also be free time to browse the local events, nearby malls etc.

Friday evening:
NAJEE featuring CHANTE MOORE, NICK COLIONNE

Saturday evening:
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT

Sunday afternoon:
PIECES OF A DREAM
plus
GREG ADAMS & EAST BAY SOUL

$475.00 per person | Double occupancy only

Make check/Money Order payable to:
Circle of Friends
109 Hawthorne Ct., Pittsburgh PA  15201

1st payment of $320.00 due by March 4, 2016.
Balance ($155.00) due no later than March 23, 2016

For additional information contact:
Marie (412) 651-6190
Karen (412) 600-4755
(PLEASE BE ADVISED – NO REFUNDS)

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Soul Pitt Ticket Winner!

Congrats to Gail! One of our winners of the two Madea tickets and Panera Bread gift card! Remember, you must be a Soul Pitt Soul Blast email subscriber to be entered into our contests.

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Sylvia Celeste Deaderick, Realtor -SRES | Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

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Johnstown Native Takes Fitness to the Streets

By Ron Fisher

Most of us start the New Year with some sort of resolution, however, as time passes those resolutions go right out the window. Johnstown native Joe Greenwood is here to remind us that one particular resolution is a must and should absolutely be carried on throughout the year. That vital resolution is the goal for a healthier lifestyle. Joe is a former Greater Johnstown High School standout athlete who has never given up his healthy regime. Greenwood believes that health is wealth and he has made it his mission to help people not only get into shape, but stay in shape as well.  Continue reading

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