Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

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NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP SENIOR CITIZENS

North Hills Community Outreach matches volunteers with elderly individuals who need help to remain independent in their own homes through the Open Your Heart to a Senior program.

To help with grocery shopping, rides to the doctor, yard work or home safety checks, call 412-307-0071.

Help is needed in every community and neighborhood. Training is held throughout the month at various North Hills and greater Pittsburgh locations.

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Free computer classes are offered by NHCO, but seating is limited and registration is required. Among the classes are Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, Internet Job Searching, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in the NHCO offices in Millvale; from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday in the Avalon Public Library; and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays at LaRoche College.

To register: 412-487-6316, option 2 or kgrande@nhco.org.

BUTLER

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has announced approval of a Neighborhood Partnership Program for the city of Butler to be carried out by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

A state tax credit program will foster development of collaborations among business firms, neighborhood organizations, government entities and residents to encourage long-term investments in distressed areas.

The Landmarks Foundation announced that the business sponsors -- Armstrong Utilities Inc. and Huntington Bank -- each have committed $50,000 per year for six years to support the program.

The foundation also is co-managing a partnership program in Wilkinsburg.

In a news release, Michael Sriprasert, director of landmarks foundation real estate development, said the programs range from improving the landscape of the residential corridors linking to the main street, to identifying upper-floor housing possibilities in downtown areas and facilitating financial literacy training. …

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