Daily Archive: August 21, 2009


Church Circuit

Concert series AUG. 21—Hopewell Township Park & Recreation Board will host the summer concert series “Share his Praise ’09 at 6 p.m. at Hopewell Park, 2500 Laird Ave., Aliqquipa. The series will run through Aug. 23 and include entertainment from Judah Ministries Praise Team, Sandy Wilson, The New Brighton Christian Worship, Hill City Lights, Common Ground and more. For more information, call 724-375-0340.


Festival promotes family, food, fun

by Genea Webb For New Pittsburgh Courier Helping others is something that Cynthia Long enjoys doing. When she learned that her home church, First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Clairton was trying to raise money for expenses, she knew she had to help.

Gibson Honorees


Remembering the history

by Debbie Norrell Courier Staff Writer On July 18 at the Senator John Heinz Regional History Center, more than 200 celebrated the Negro Leagues with the Josh Gibson Foundation and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in the city of champions and capital of Black baseball. According to Larry Lester, event emcee and Negro Leagues Committee co-chair, the evening was a tribute to those who had the will and spit, muscle and hustle, baseball players who were mistreated, cheated, but never defeated in the game of peanuts and Cracker Jacks.


Maintaining a lower sodium diet without giving up taste

As many Americans seek out nutritious food options, flavor still reigns supreme, and several major food brands are proving that consumers don’t have to sacrifice taste in order to eat better. An array of health claims have been introduced to the public over the past few years, but a classic dietary recommendation—to lower sodium intake—is gaining interest. Today’s consumers are recognizing that this concrete step can help them live nutritious lifestyles, and are looking for satisfying choices from lower sodium juices to soups and crackers and even deli meats. However, despite growing awareness of the benefits of a lower sodium diet, many people still associate less salt with less flavor and may be hesitant to try these new offerings.


Ozanam basketball program celebrates with alumni cookout

Food, fun, friends and celebration took place at the Schenley Park Skating Rink Aug. 9. The Ozanam Basketball Program hosted an alumni cookout in which there were artifacts of the past including old flyers, keepsakes, apparel, and photos. “We want to reconnect with our alumni,” said Curtis Cureton, executive director for Ozanam basketball. “We would also like to introduce them to our youth of today which will in turn serve as a big part of our future. There are thousands of our alumni throughout the nation and this is the way in which we would like to bring the vast majority back in and to get them involved with the program.”