Daily Archive: August 14, 2013



3 to stand trial in Washington, Pa. football player’s death

Timothy McNerney (W&J Photo) WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Three men have been ordered to stand trial on charges they mugged a standout western Pennsylvania football player and his friend, resulting in the player’s death. A district judge on Wednesday determined there was probable cause supporting criminal homicide, robbery and other charges against Eric Wells, 24, of McDonald, and Troy Simmons, of East Pittsburgh, and Adam Hankins, of Washington, Pa., who are both 23, according to the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/16L78Ch ).



Business Calendar 8-14-13

Business SeriesAUG. 15 —The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Dowtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Identity Theft: The Facts and Prevention.” J. Bruce Hammerle, of Financial Crimes Task Force of Southwestern Pennsylvania will facilitate this seminar that will teach the facts about how identity theft takes place, how to report it and how to fix the damage to one’s credit and good name. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email ­downtown@carnegielibrary.org.



Community Calendar 8-14-13

Community Health FairAUG. 17—North Side Christian Health Center will host a Community Health Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at NSCHC, 816 Middle St., North Side. The theme is “Transforming Health Care in Our Local Community.” There will be free giveaways, health screenings, kids activities, and free snacks and beverages. For more information, call 412-482-6827 or visit http://www.nschc.org.



Simple Back to School Snacking

(Family Features) The start of a school year—with new classes, new teachers and new friends—can be an exhilarating time for kids. With all the things you need to get before their new educational adventure begins, it’s easy to overlook the lunchtime options you serve your kids. Make the most of this exciting time and break out of the old back to school routine with a few simple snacking tips. Serving up these healthy snacking solutions will bring color and enjoyment to an otherwise drab lunch. Here are a few ways to pack some fun back into lunch: Pack a Bento Box—These convenient, easy-to-carry food containers are perfect for lunchtime. The compartments make packing different foods simple, while keeping flavors and textures separate. Pack in hummus along with some dippers, such as pretzels, sliced fruit and veggies for healthy eating on-the-go. Choose Hummus—Cream-based dips and dressings are loaded with sodium, fat and preservatives. Instead, choose hummus, such as Sabra Hummus – the healthy alternative that kids crave. They’ll have a dipping party when you pack it with carrots, broccoli, celery and pita bread. After-School Noshes—Keep the fun, flavorful food options on hand for after-class, as well. When they’re busy doing homework or cramming for the exam, your kids will love the Mediterranean twist on these classic kid-friendly recipes, like this recipe for Grilled Vegetable Pita Pizza.Try New Condiments—When it comes to dressing up sandwiches and wraps, go beyond the ordinary mustard and mayo routine. Your kids will love exploring new flavor combinations, especially when you choose their favorites. Spread delicious Sabra Hummus on whole grain bread and fill with their favorite sandwich fixings for a tasty variation on a lunchtime classic. (For more recipes and information on Sabra Hummus, visit http://www.sabra.com.) BENTO BOX



Church Circuit 8-14-13

Cantaloupe Celebration AUG. 16—Unity Baptist Church, 420 Fifth St., Braddock, will host the 78th Community Life Cantaloupe Celebration at 12:30 p.m. at 301 Meade St., Wilkinsburg. There will also be a Cantaloupe Sunday Celebration at 12 p.m., where patients from the four John Kane Regional Centers will be served a summer cantaloupe treat. For more information, call 412-271-3777.