Author: Tribune-Review


Gibsonia man dies in 2-vehicle crash on Route 8
May 26, 2020
One man was killed and another man was hurt Tuesday after a two-vehicle crash in Hampton, police said.

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Hampton student’s art selected for permanent display
May 21, 2020
A self-portrait drawn by a Hampton High School senior, depicted in a graduation cap and gown, and mask, was selected as part of the school’s permanent collection.

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Hampton council schedules executive session
May 21, 2020
Hampton Township council will hold an executive session at 10 a.m. Saturday in Township Community Center Great Room A, located at 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park.

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Hampton delays community pool opening until green phase
May 20, 2020
Hampton Township has announced that the Community Outdoor Pool Complex will be closed until the state enters the green phase of reopening.

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Hampton cancels Memorial Day ceremony
May 20, 2020
The Memorial Day Public Ceremony held at the Hampton Veterans Memorial has been canceled due to state distancing guidelines.

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Hampton real estate transactions for the week of May 17
May 16, 2020
Robert Shust sold property at 4927 Canyon Creek Trl to Keyong Chen and Yanzhu Zou for $475,000.

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19 students from Pittsburgh region earn National Merit Scholarships
May 12, 2020
Nineteen students in the Tribune-Review’s coverage area were announced among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.

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Hampton council to meet virtually May 27
May 10, 2020
Hampton Township council will hold one meeting in May, according to a recent post on its website.

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Hampton real estate transactions for the week of May 10
May 9, 2020
Brent Hepner sold property at Unknown Address to Christopher and Amy Leya for $10,000.

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Hampton real estate transactions for the week of May 3
May 2, 2020
NVR Inc. sold property at 5181 Hampton Place Drive to Robert and Shannon Delmonico for $624,900.

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Hampton Township residents get extension for property tax discount
April 29, 2020
Residents of Hampton Township will soon receive their 2020 real estate property tax bills in the mail.

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Western Pennsylvanians venture out as curbside liquor pickup expands
April 27, 2020
Cars, SUVs and pickups pulled up to a Fine Wines &Good Spirits store in Penn Hills on Monday as residents scrambled to purchase liquor with the opening of most state stores across Pennsylvania for curbside delivery.

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Hampton real estate transactions for the week of April 26
April 25, 2020
James Linn sold property at 3097 Camberly Drive to Independence Excavating Inc. for $136,000.

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Hampton High School ranked No. 1 in Pittsburgh metro area
April 24, 2020
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Hampton High School as the number one high school in the Pittsburgh Metro Area and seventh in Pennsylvania, according to a news release from Hampton Area School District.

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Letter to the editor: If liquor stores can open, why not other Pa. businesses?
April 23, 2020
The decision to allow some Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores to reopen (“Pennsylvania to reopen some liquor stores for curbside sales”) is good news. Common sense is prevailing when it comes to this shutdown. Yes, many businesses can open with enhanced procedures in place.

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Hampton Township has 16 positive cases of covid-19
April 22, 2020
Hampton Township has 16 positive cases of covid-19, according to the latest map published by Allegheny County. According to the same map, 150 tests have been conducted in the township.

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Losing face: The rise of the mask, and what’s lost behind it
April 20, 2020
On Saturday afternoons, the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh becomes a jam-packed hub of old-fashioned shopping. People stride along Penn Avenue, hopping from greengrocer to butcher to fishmonger to Italian market, smiling and gesturing and jabbering as they go.

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Hampton real estate transactions for the week of April 19
April 18, 2020
Estate of Donna Sanford sold property at 4524 Bucktail Drive to Honey Lentz for $87,283.

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Hartwood Acres a course option for virtual Pittsburgh Marathon
April 12, 2020
In Erin Donahue’s mind, 2020 was the year it would happen. She had been training diligently. She felt good.

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Hampton real estate transactions for the week of April 12
April 11, 2020
Edward Newett sold property at 4935 Apple Ridge Drive to Shannon Anderson for $470,000.

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Postcards help spread the love, raise funds for Pittsburgh-area artists in need
April 6, 2020
Who doesn’t like receiving a handwritten card or note from a loved one? It’s a special treasure now, as people shelter at home to avoid contracting or spreading covid-19.

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Depreciation Lands Museum draws connections between current events and Colonial times
April 1, 2020
Looking for creative and educational ways for your family to pass the time at home?

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Pine Creek Clean Up canceled
April 1, 2020
The Annual Pine Creek Clean Up, originally scheduled for April 4, has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

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Virtual ‘porch concerts’ bring Hampton band students, families together
March 31, 2020
Hampton Township School District organized “porch concerts” across its municipalities Tuesday night, in which band students — along with their families — performed songs of their choosing for neighbors and passersby.

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Celebrity Care Fest concert canceled due to coronavirus concerns
March 30, 2020
Celebrity Care Fest, an annual benefit concert held at a private residence on Avonlea Court in Pine Township, has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus.

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Hampton area food distributions
March 30, 2020
Hampton Township School District is offering grab and go breakfast/lunch offerings for its students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays at Hampton High School, 2929 McCully Road, Allison Park. North Hills Community Outreach will distribute food 5-7 p.m. April 7 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28 at the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park.

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Hampton Township real estate transactions for the week of March 29
March 28, 2020
Thomas Litwiler sold property at 3907 Ash Drive to Gregory and Rachel Wolfe for $515,000.

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Hampton business adds medical masks to its manufacturing list
March 25, 2020
Rose Morris got a call over the weekend from a friend whose husband owns a Pittsburgh-area hospice.

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Residents take advantage of North Park during coronavirus
March 24, 2020
As schools shut down and businesses either closed or allowed employees to work remotely, folks in the North Hills found themselves with some unexpected time on their hands. Freelance photographer Louis Raggiunti took to North Park on March 20 and found it to be a fairly busy place – though most were practicing social distancing.

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These church events have been suspended until further notice
March 19, 2020
EDITOR’S NOTE: In response to guidelines put in place to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the following events have been suspended or canceled.

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Blessed Francis Seelos Academy students enjoy reading with ‘Tail Waggin’ Tutors’
March 17, 2020
First graders at Blessed Francis Seelos Academy had a dog-gone good time last week.

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All Hampton Community Library events have been suspended until further notice
March 17, 2020
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following events have been canceled until further notice in an effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Ed Pfeifer: Fear causes toilet paper mayhem
March 16, 2020
Back when the Cold War was still fairly hot, sometime between my first pimple and my first date, I remember sitting in a social studies class learning about the troubles in the U.S.S.R. To paraphrase my teacher, “They (those behind the Iron Curtain) experience bread shortages, heating fuel shortages, even toilet paper shortages.”

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Flea Market Craft Fair at Hampton High School has been canceled
March 15, 2020
The Hampton Band Association’s Flea Market Craft Fair scheduled for March 21 at Hampton High School has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

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Hampton School District closing for 2 weeks due to coronavirus concerns
March 13, 2020
Hampton Township School District will be closing for two weeks beginning March 16 following Gov. Tom Wolf’s directive that all Pennsylvania schools observe a closure for 10 business days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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SAT exam at Hampton High School canceled
March 13, 2020
In response to coronavirus concerns, officials have postponed SAT testing that was scheduled for March 14 at Hampton High School. When the exam is rescheduled, the district will send out an announcement. For details, go to ht-sd.org.

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Epworth United Methodist hosting annual bash
March 12, 2020
Epworth United Methodist

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Blessed Trinity Academy finishes the season in third place at Forensics finals
March 11, 2020
Blessed Trinity Academy wrapped up the team portion of the Forensics season on March 7 at the finals meet which took place at Butler Catholic. BTA had another outstanding season placing third out of 22 teams for the season and third out of 21 teams at the finals.

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Hampton Community Library has busy March schedule that includes Trivia Night, art classes
March 10, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details or to register for any of the programs, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunitylibrary.org.

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Civil War Jeopardy being hosted at Hampton Community Center
March 8, 2020
On March 16, at 7 p.m. the Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table will host Civil War “Jeopardy!” The event is free and open to the public.

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Ed Pfeifer: Don’t be so adverse to change that you miss the next great thing
March 6, 2020
The world is always changing, this much we know. Some of us treat change like it’s poison ivy, always trying to see it before contacting it and then, once it’s spotted, hastily moving in another direction.

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Hampton Presbyterian hosting ‘Love Your Neighbor’ event with dinner, program
March 5, 2020
On March 8, at 5 p.m., Hampton Presbyterian Church is hosting an event called “Love Your Neighbor.” On this night, the Somali Bantu community is cooking the meal for the church’s monthly Second Sunday Supper. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by two programs. The first program is an activity where the youth will plays games and get to know each other. The second a presentation for people to learn about the Somali Bantu culture.

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Eighth annual Trivia Night at Hampton Library March 20
March 5, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details or to register for any of the programs, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunitylibrary.org.

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Hampton Middle School takes ‘A Trip Around the World’
March 3, 2020
In an effort to share information about other cultures, seventh-graders at Hampton Middle School offered presentations about life in other countries in a program called “A Trip Around the World.” The students were given a country to research, learn about and then create a presentation about what life is like there, sharing their difference as well as any similarities with the United States.

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Hampton Band Association hosting Flea Market Craft Fair
March 1, 2020
Band group to host market, craft fair

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Fish fry at St. Catherine of Sweden throughout Lent
February 27, 2020
Fish fry at St. Catherine of Sweden

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Utility work on Route 8 to cause northbound delays
February 27, 2020
On Feb. 28, work will commence along Route 8 in Hampton to relocate utility lines and equipment.

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Chocolate lovers invited to Hampton Library Feb. 27
February 25, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details or to register for any of the programs, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunitylibrary.org.

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West Deer man charged with homicide by vehicle in fatal Hampton wreck
February 25, 2020
A West Deer man involved in a crash along Route 8 in Hampton in early December has been charged with causing the death of his passenger, Allegheny County Police said Tuesday.

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Hampton High School has 8 students named National Merit Finalists
February 24, 2020
Hampton High School has eights seniors who have been named as finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Those students who have earned this distinction are: Chloe An, Christopher Chengshi, Sonia Fung, Brooke Hathhorn, Sanjay Johnson, Ji Min Oh, Annie Waters and Eric Xu.

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Hampton’s Unified Bocce team squares off against Norwin in epic battle
February 24, 2020
Hampton High School’s gymnasium was rocking last week as Hampton’s Unified Bocce team took on Norwin in an exciting back-and-forth match. The Hampton Dog Pound, also known as the student section, came out in full force to support their team. It was a highly contested match that came right down to the wire. In the end, Norwin squeezed out a 3-2 win.

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Pot O’Gold Bash at Blessed Trinity Academy
February 23, 2020
Blessed Trinity Academy is hosting their third annual Pot O’Gold Bash on Saturday, March 7, in Newmeyer Hall (St. Bonaventure Parish). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the event kicking off at 6. Tickets are $35 and include dinner, beer/wine, mixers and a lot of fun. There will be $3,500 in cash giveaways raffled off throughout the evening.

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Ohio woman killed in late night Hampton crash
February 22, 2020
A Canton, Ohio, woman was killed in a head-on crash in Hampton late Friday night, officials said.

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St. Paul’s hosting pancake dinner
February 20, 2020
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

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Hampton second-graders take part in Checkpoint Charlie program to promote safety
February 20, 2020
At Poff, Wyland and Central Elementary Schools, Carl Good, the school resource officer, annually does a program called Checkpoint Charlie with second graders. The program is geared toward helping children live safe lives by learning some important rules to follow. The program also included a coloring contest. Prizes for the coloring contest were donated by the township police and local businesses and included: Hampton Township Jr. Police T-shirt, $5 Bruster’s gift card, Vocelli’s Pizza Gift package, a police badge, and pencil holder case.

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Hampton library hosting trivia night, chess tournament, more
February 18, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details or to register for any of the programs, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunitylibrary.org.

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Excitement surrounding North Park eagles inspires upcoming program
February 17, 2020
Love is in the air for the bald eagles of North Park, and if their union produces an eaglet this year park officials and onlookers expect interest in the young raptor family to skyrocket.

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Depreciation Lands Museum hosting lecture on George Washington’s trips to Western Pa.
February 16, 2020
On Feb. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Depreciation Lands Museum will host a program about George Washington. The lecture is called “Eager to Serve: The Indomitable George Washington His Seven Trips to Western Pennsylvania.”

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Hampton Community Library has host of events, programs scheduled
February 12, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details or to register for any of the programs, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hampton communitylibrary.org.

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Pancake breakfast scheduled at Epworth United Methodist
February 11, 2020
Epworth United Methodist Church

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Sledders hit Hartwood Acres after first significant snowfall of the season
February 10, 2020
After having just 4 inches of snow during January, sled riders got to take advantage of winter’s first real snow fall Feb. 8 at Hartwood Acres. But it was short-lived as warm temperatures and rain quickly melted the snow the next day.

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Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table to discuss ‘Battle at Franklin Tennessee’
February 10, 2020
The Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Hampton Township Community Center, 1301 McCully Road, Allison Park.

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Aquinas Academy crowns 2020 GeoBee champion
February 8, 2020
In what Aquinas Academy geography teacher Mike Flynn called one of the greatest GeoBee finals in the 18-year history of the event, Michael Greppi, a fifth grade student at Aquinas Academy, emerged victorious and has qualified to move on to the state geography bee competition.

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Epworth United Methodist hosting pancake dinner
February 7, 2020
Epworth United Methodist

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Hampton’s Zach Wright celebrates 100-win milestone
February 6, 2020
Zach Wright was certain he would win his 100th match Jan. 25 at the Buckeye Local Panther Classic in Medina, Ohio.

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Recreation Alliance of North Pittsburgh providing opportunities for people with special needs
January 31, 2020
Families who have loved ones with special needs have a number of ways to celebrate the holidays and the season with upcoming programming from the Recreation Alliance of North Pittsburgh.

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Hampton school board members roll up their sleeves for blood drive
January 30, 2020
Members of Hampton school board showed their leadership as they led a blood drive at Hampton High School.

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Hampton Community Library has host of events, programs scheduled
January 28, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details or to register for any of the programs, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunity library.org.

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Stanley Cup champ helps youth ‘Give Hockey a Shot’ at North Park Skating Rink
January 27, 2020
North Park Skating Rink was the site of the “Give Hockey a Shot” program on Jan. 25 where children had the chance to learn the basics of hockey. Former Pittsburgh Penguin and Stanley Cup champion Tyler Kennedy was on hand to offer instruction and encouragement as kids of all skill levels were able to learn more about the game. The event was sponsored by the Penguins Foundation. In addition to Kennedy, other coaches and hockey players were on hand to share their knowledge.

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Ed Pfeifer: The service of tradesmen, laborers greatly undervalued
January 22, 2020
Throughout our lives, each of us will periodically need professional assistance. For example, most of us will require legal counsel and all of us will need medical care. Many times upon receiving those services we lambaste the service provider for overcharging and ‘ripping us off.”

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Wildwood Highlands auction closes door on Hampton facility after three decades
January 20, 2020
On Jan. 18, Wildwood Highlands hosted an auction where the community could bid on items in the now closed facility. All of the equipment, including games, miniature golf items, rides, kitchen items, tables and chairs, arcade games and more were up for sale.

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Hampton fifth graders introduced to career options during A.W. Beattie Road Show
January 16, 2020
The A.W. Beattie Road Show came to Central Elementary on Jan. 14 where fifth grade students in the Hampton School District learned about various careers options available to them.

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Hampton Community Center site of workshop on battling opioid abuse, vaping
January 14, 2020
There will be a workshop, broken into three sessions, at the Hampton Community Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 that addresses opioid use as well as the dangers of vaping.

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Chili Cook-off, chess tournament and more at Hampton Community Library
January 13, 2020
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunity library.org.

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Steel City Historical Fencing is for athletes and history buffs alike
January 10, 2020
It’s a Monday night and the sound of clanging swords fills Shaler Villa VFC Fire Hall.

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Everything must go at Wildwood Highlands, from arcade games to restaurant equipment
January 9, 2020
Folks looking to take their game room or man cave to envy-of-the-neighborhood status won’t want to miss the public auction happening at the recently shuttered Wildwood Highlands entertainment center in Hampton on Jan. 18.

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Ed Pfeifer: Plunging into the New Year with time-tested techniques
December 27, 2019
My friend Steve and I plunged a bathroom drain a few weeks ago, and although my resume includes the plunging of countless drains, this one was especially disgusting and difficult.

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Hampton grad continues hockey career at Alabama
December 26, 2019
Jonathan Venture initially wasn’t looking to play hockey after high school. And when most graduates do, they often don’t look at Alabama.

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14 pounds of sugar used in gingerbread replicas of Pittsburgh City-County Building
December 23, 2019
Building two gingerbread replicas of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building was nearly as complicated as erecting the actual building.

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Hampton will receive $166K to upgrade traffic signal
December 17, 2019
Tarentum is getting $226,000 in state funds to pay for traffic improvements at the intersection of East 10th Avenue and Corbet Street, officials announced this week.

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Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum in Richland open through mid-January
December 16, 2019
The Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum will be open through Jan. 12, 2020. Founded in 1938, it’s the oldest model railroad organization in the country. The feature display is set in 1952, partially due to the fact that in that post-war era, railroads were at their busiest. The display features more than 6,000 feet of track.

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Hampton Community Library full of wintertime events
December 15, 2019
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunitylibrary.org.

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Hampton Library Heritage Celebration Night cancelled
December 11, 2019
The Dec. 13 One Light, Many Stories — A Heritage Celebration Night, at Hampton Community Library has been cancelled.

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‘One Night in Bethlehem’ family night at St. Catherine of Sweden in Hampton
December 10, 2019
St. Catherine of Sweden Parish on Wildwood Road in Hampton will celebrate the Christmas season with the annual “One Night in Bethlehem” family night Dec. 14.

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North Hills Chorale performs Christmas concert at Kearns Spirituality Center
December 10, 2019
A Christmas concert titled “Let Your Heart Be Light” was held at the Kearns Spirituality Center on Dec. 7 and 8. The North Hills Chorale performed this special concert in the Visitation Chapel to help the community get into the spirit of the season. The event was free and open to the public.

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Hampton Sixth Grade basketball team wins Fox Chapel Tip-off tourney
December 9, 2019
The Hampton Sixth Grade boys basketball team won the championship at the Fox Chapel Tip Off Tournament that was held Dec. 6 to 8. The team also won this tournament in 2018.

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Breakfast with Santa hosted at Blessed Trinity Academy.
December 9, 2019
Blessed Trinity Academy hosted Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7. Families attended to get into the Christmas spirit with crafts, food, games and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus.

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Rosanna Drive in Hampton to close
December 6, 2019
There will be emergency repair work for Rosanna Drive causing closure, according to Kevin Flannery, township director for Community Services.

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Aquinas Academy performs ‘Anything Goes’
December 3, 2019
Aquinas Academy brought the production “Anything Goes” to the stage on Nov. 22 and 23. Anything Goes is a 1934 musical comedy set aboard an ocean liner bound for London.

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Poff Elementary’s Thankful Luncheon an annual tradition
November 28, 2019
Poff Elementary held its annual Thankful Luncheon on Nov 26. Students and their families were invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving-style meal during the special event. Poff holds the event each year as a thank-you to the school community for its support throughout the year.

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Hampton Middle School students take part in ‘Be the Change’ day
November 27, 2019
Hampton Middle School students participated in the annual “Be the Change” day on Nov. 26 where they learned about the many struggles facing people in other parts of the world.

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Sleepy Stories, heritage celebration night and more at Hampton Community Library
November 25, 2019
Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities.

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Hampton grad Ross Andersson plays integral role on Johns Hopkins defense
November 22, 2019
Every defense has its quarterback — the veteran tasked with relaying the calls from the sideline, getting players in position, understanding coverages and rotations. Rarely is that player a sophomore or a first-year starter.

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Weekend happenings: Friendship Dinner on tap in Allison Park
November 15, 2019
A Friendship Dinner will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4517 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Enjoy turkey and all the fixings. Dinner is free. A donation for charity will be accepted.

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Hampton Band Association tunes up for Holiday Extravaganza
November 13, 2019
On Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hampton Band Association invites the community to its ninth annual Holiday Extravaganza at Hampton High School.

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Children’s Gift Making party at Epworth United Methodist Church in Allison Park
November 12, 2019
The 19th annual Epworth Church Children’s Gift Making party will be held Dec. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a pizza lunch. It’s a time for children ages 3 to 12 to make 10 handcrafted gifts to give during the holiday season. The cost for each child to attend is $5 and each is asked to bring along a photo of themselves that is no larger than 4-inches-by-4-inches.

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5 seats filled in general election for Hampton school board
November 5, 2019
With all 13 precincts reporting, the unofficial results have the five open seats for Hampton School Board going to Joy Midgley, Bryant Wesley, Matthew Jarrell, Robert Shages and Trisha Webb.

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Martha Hunkele, Joe Dougherty capture seats on Hampton council in general election
November 5, 2019
With 13 of 13 precincts reporting, Republican Martha Hunkele and Republican Joe Dougherty appear to have won two open seats on Hampton Council.

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Bakerstown United Methodist hosts election day spaghetti dinner
November 5, 2019
The youth at Bakerstown United Methodist Church hosted an election day spaghetti dinner at the church on Nov. 5, 2019. Voters were invited to come in before or after voting for a meal and conversation.

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Retired teachers continue Blessed Trinity Academy reading enrichment program
November 5, 2019
Blessed Trinity Academy welcomed Linda Fischer and Jeanne Bittner back for a second year of reading enrichment. The two retired teachers visit BTA once a month and meet with the kindergarten through fifth grade classes to enhance the language arts program. This year they are focusing on examining different story characters for the kindergarten through third grade students and exploring a variety of genres with the fourth and fifth graders.

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Hampton Trick-or-treat safety tips
October 30, 2019
Hampton Township will observe treat-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Homes wishing to participate are encouraged to leave their porch lights on. Trick-or-treaters are asked to only go to homes with the lights on during the two-hour designated trick-or-treat time.

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Hampton caps season with loss to Mars
October 26, 2019
The Hampton football team’s 2019 season came to a close Friday night as the Talbots fell 27-7 in their Class 5A Northern Conference season finale.

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Hampton football holds on to playoff hopes in season finale
October 25, 2019
The Hampton football team will try and end the regular season on a high note Friday night.

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Weekend happenings: Hampton Marching Band in PIMBA Championships
October 25, 2019
The Hampton High School Marching Band will compete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships on Oct. 26, at Gateway High School, 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville.

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Crouse Run Nature Preserve benefits from Pitt Make A Difference Day
October 23, 2019
Forty students from the University of Pittsburgh were in Hampton to remove invasive species from Crouse Run Nature Preserve. The volunteers then planted native shrubs and berry bushes on Oct. 19 to improve the health of the preserve . It was part of the 12th annual Pitt Make A Difference Day where thousands of students volunteered to help their community in a variety of ways.

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Hartwood Acres hosts fourth annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ event
October 22, 2019
Hartwood Acres hosted its fourth annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ event. The event included a plethora of pumpkin events, including pumpkin carving and decorating, ax throwing, crafts, games, food and beverages, as well as the always popular pumpkin launching. SHARP Robotics from the Sarah Heinz House helped prepare a traditional catapult to see who could launch a pumpkin the furthest.

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Hampton to face Penn-Trafford in nonconference contest
October 18, 2019
The stretch run continues Friday night, and Hampton’s football team is hoping to stay in the playoff race.

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Hampton Library hosting ‘No Soup For You!’ contest
October 17, 2019
Do you have a gift for making soup? Are you the holder of some secret, time-tested family recipe? Would you like to see how you measure up against other local soupmakers?

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UPMC’s CFO to retire after 16 years at helm of multibillion-dollar nonprofit
October 17, 2019
UPMC’s longtime financial chief announced Thursday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.

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North Hills Community Outreach seeks Thanksgiving donations
October 16, 2019
North Hills Community Outreach seeks your help in putting a “Thanksgiving on Every Table.”

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Hampton drops nonconference game to West Allegheny
October 12, 2019
Kyle Marett rushed for three touchdowns while Gavin Miller threw for 183 yards and two TDs as West Allegheny (3-4) earned a 42-7 victory over Hampton (2-6) in nonconference play Friday night.

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St. Paul United Methodist Church hosting Friendship Dinner
October 12, 2019
On Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church will be hosting a Friendship Dinner sponsored by Neighboring Organizations Responding Together for Hope (N.O.R.T.H.)

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Meet the Hampton Candidates forum slated for high school auditorium
October 11, 2019
On Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., a Meet the Hampton Candidates forum will be held at the Hampton high school auditorium.

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Hampton aims to snap skid against West Allegheny
October 11, 2019
The Hampton football team will try and snap a four-game losing streak Friday night when the Talbots travel to West Allegheny for a nonconference contest.

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Annual 5K raises money for Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence
October 9, 2019
On Oct. 5, the Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence (HAEE) held its 27th annual 5K run/walk. Every dollar raised goes to help improve education to students in Hampton Township School District. The HAEE is a volunteer-run non-profit that grants thousands annually to be used by Hampton schools to enrich the learning experience.

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Weekend happenings: Greybrooke Garden Club hosts garage sale
October 8, 2019
While there are plenty of options for fun this weekend, we’ve picked out three that might draw your interest.

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A.W. Beattie Career Center open house scheduled
October 8, 2019
A Fall Open House will be held Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the A.W. Beattie Career Center on Babcock Boulevard in McCandless.

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Hydref Festival in Hampton highlighted by perfect fall weather
October 7, 2019
Perfect autumn weather helped make The Hydref - a Fall Festival and Market Faire, a success at the Depreciation Lands Museum on Oct. 5 in Hampton Township. Skilled 18th century re-enactors portrayed what life was like with demonstrations, entertainment, food, activities and more.

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Hampton falls short against Penn Hills
October 5, 2019
Germar Howard ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 4 Penn Hills (6-1, 5-0) to the Class 5A Northern Conference win against Hampton, 30-10, on Friday night.

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Hampton heads to Penn Hills for Northern Conference battle
October 4, 2019
The race for playoff berths is heating up in the Class 5A Northern Conference, and Hampton is right in the thick of it.

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Hydref Festival and Market Fair offers glimpse of 18th century life
October 4, 2019
The Hydref Festival and Market Faire will be held at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton on Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Hampton’s Central Elementary students participate in ‘Who Wants to be an Engineer?’
October 1, 2019
Central Elementary was visited by the Carnegie Science Center on Sept. 27 with the traveling program called “Who Wants to be an Engineer?”

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Hampton hosting Kiski Area in Northern Conference showdown
September 27, 2019
After starting the season 2-1, the Hampton football team will try to snap a two-game losing streak Friday night.

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What’s happening this weekend, Sept. 27-29
September 27, 2019
While there are plenty of options for fun this weekend, we’ve picked out three that might draw your interest.

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Hampton Presbyterian hosting Christian Musician Jeremy Casella
September 24, 2019
Hampton Presbyterian Church will host Christian musician Jeremy Casella in concert on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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Hartwood Acres welcomes fall with annual Hay Day
September 23, 2019
Hartwood Acres bid farewell to summer and welcomed fall with its annual Hay Day on Sept. 21. This event had food, a petting zoo, games, face-painting, shows and a variety of activities for the whole family.

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Talbot Tailgate kicks off homecoming weekend at Hampton
September 21, 2019
The Talbot Tailgate was full of activities prior to the homecoming football game on Sept. 20, at Fridley Field. The Hampton faithful were in high spirits even though the home team came up on the wrong end of a 16-13 score.

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Hampton to host Fox Chapel Friday night
September 20, 2019
Football teams from Fox Chapel and Hampton will square off Friday night in a Class 5A Northern Conference battle at Hampton’s Fridley Field.

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Homecoming at Hampton offers full schedule of activities
September 20, 2019
Hampton will take to the gridiron for their Homecoming game Sept. 20 against Fox Chapel at the Talbot Tailgate.

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Sample Road, Elfinwild Road closing for maintenance
September 14, 2019
Route 4026 (Sample Road) and Route 4024 (Elfinwild Road) in Hampton Township will be closed Saturday, Sept. 14 through Sept. 17.

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What’s happening around town: Sept. 13-16
September 13, 2019
Day of Peace in North Park

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Hampton to face North Hills in Northern Conference showdown
September 12, 2019
Fresh off a victory over neighborhood rival Shaler, the Hampton football team will be back in action Friday.

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Hampton grad Marissa Balish embraces the unknown in golf, life
September 12, 2019
Golf is a high-pressure individual sport that requires someone adept at dealing with discomfort and adversity.

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8 Hampton students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
September 12, 2019
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Depreciation Lands Museum hosting fall festival
September 10, 2019
The Hydref - a Fall Festival and Market Faire, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Depreciation Lands Museum.

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Hampton Community Pool hosts inaugural Dog Day
September 9, 2019
Before the Hampton Community Pool closed for the season, township officials offered one last splash that encouraged four-legged swimmers to enjoy the water. The first-ever Dog Day at the pool was held Sept. 8 and it was well received and may become an annual event.

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CMU team helps Hampton students excel in programming
September 9, 2019
The CMU User Experiences Design Team of Monica Chang, Janet Peng and Kade Stewart came to Hampton High School this week. They were there to evaluate how the curriculum CMU provided to Hampton for its Computer Programming I class is working and if there are any adjustments that should be made. They observed class, and then talked with students about their experiences using the curriculum.This one semester course is an introduction to programming with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Specific topics include functions, variables, expressions, conditionals, loops, strings, lists, graphics, and animations, as well as top-down design, testing and debugging.

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Hampton protects home ‘turf’ during backyard brawl
September 9, 2019
The Hampton faithful came out in full support as the Talbots christened their newly-installed turf on Fridley Field with a hard-fought 31-28 gridiron win over crosstown rival Shaler Area on Sept. 6. Hampton’s football team improves to 2-0 in conference play (2-1 overall). The Talbots will try to stay unbeaten in conference action as they travel to North Hills on Sept. 13 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

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International Day of Peace scheduled in North Park
September 8, 2019
The International Day of Peace will be observed in the North Hills with a festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Point Grove on Lakeshore Drive in North Park. This year’s theme is “Global Peace Starts with Us.” The goal is to come together with people of all ages to celebrate cultures, diversity, and community while promoting peace, safety, and respect for all.

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Hampton set to host Shaler in Week 2 matchup
September 6, 2019
The Shaler and Hampton football teams will battle in a WPIAL Class 5A Northern Conference game at 7 p.m. Friday at Hampton’s Fridley Field.

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Hampton students celebrate being back in class with annual event
September 4, 2019
Hampton High School’s Back to School Bash is organized by the Student Council as campus was shut down from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. for students to enjoy a variety of fun activities both at the school and in the Hampton Township Community Park across the street. The Hampton Township Police Department provided extra traffic control and safety for the students during this annual event.

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Nominations for 2019 Hampton Heroes being accepted
September 4, 2019
Are you a Veteran of the U.S. Military? Do you know a veteran in our community?

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Hampton students enjoy back to school bash
August 31, 2019
The students at Hampton Township School District took part in the annual back to school bash on Aug. 30 to kick off the start of the school year.

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Hampton football takes down Armstrong
August 31, 2019
Luke Lindgren ran for 107 yards and a touchdown while teammate Ian Andersson rushed for 102 yards and another TD as Hampton earned a 30-12 victory over Armstrong (1-1, 0-1) in the Class 5A Northern Conference on Friday night.

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Hampton football aims to even record
August 30, 2019
The Hampton Talbots will kick off Class 5A Northern Conference play Friday night with a trip to Armstrong.

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Food Truck Festival to be hosted by St. Catherine of Sweden Parish
August 30, 2019
On Saturday, Aug. 31, St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, located at 2554 Wildwood Road, Allison Park, will be hosting a Food Truck Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music from Second Breakfast, craft beer from Hop Farm Brewing, small batch wine from Mazzotta Winery and food from five food trucks: Mission Mahi, Bado’s Pizza, BRGR, Pittsburgh Smokehouse and Pittsburgh Halal. Top of the evening with ice cream from Brusters.

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Around town: Garden club meeting, annual hat, scarf collection
August 26, 2019
Greybrooke Garden Club, whose members reside in various communities of Pittsburgh’s North Hills, will meet Sept. 11 in the fellowship hall of Parkwood Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park.

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Hampton football to open season at Knoch
August 23, 2019
The Hampton football team will look to get off to a winning start tonight, as the Talbots head to Butler County to take on Knoch.

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Wyland Elementary students arrive for first day of school year
August 22, 2019
Wyland Elementary students joined the rest of the Hampton Township School District for the first day of school on Aug. 22.

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Hampton officials seek public input on improving the township
August 22, 2019
Hampton Township is seeking opinions from residents about how they would like to see the community change and improve in the coming five to 10 years and beyond.

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Hampton Community Pool end-of-season hours
August 20, 2019
As the summer season winds down, pool hours will be adjusted and are subject to change based of staff availability. If you are unsure about the status of the pool, call 412-487-7870.

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Hampton Library assists exploration of Crouse Run Nature Reserve, other sites
August 14, 2019
Allegheny County Library Association and Allegheny County Parks have developed materials that families can borrow and use to enrich the time children spend outdoors. The program has begun in Hampton.

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Clearview Road closed during work hours
August 13, 2019
Clearview Road, between Harts Run Road and Hartswood Drive, will be closed during working hours while the Hampton Shaler Water Authority relocates a water line in the area prior to the Township doing some roadside stabilization. Clearview Road will re-open every evening during this project. The work is expected to last approximately one week.

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This weekend in Hampton: Aug. 9-11
August 9, 2019
Happy Friday, Hampton Township! There is a lot to do in the area this weekend for the whole family, starting with this evening:

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Food Trucks in Hampton Park
August 7, 2019
Who wants to cook during the dog days of summer? No worries – head to Hampton Township Park this evening and bring your appetite! From 5-9 p.m. in the pool parking lot, Ash & Kris Kitchen, Call Keith Catering, Franktuary, PGH Crepes and Kona Ice will be serving up dinner, snacks, dessert and more.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s Hampton mansion for sale for $2.3 million
August 6, 2019
If you’re in the market for a new mansion and have about $2.3 million to spend, Ben Roethlisberger’s house in Hampton could be yours.

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Photos: Dog days at Hartwood Acres
August 5, 2019
The nonprofit animal rescue Paws Across Pittsburgh hosted a free event at Hartwood Acres on Aug. 1 to celebrate our four-legged friends.

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North Hills Squares hosting open house
August 3, 2019
The North Hills Squares is a western square and round dance club with events year round. The group is always looking for new participants. On Sept. 3, the club will be hosting an open house for possible new members to come and see what it’s all about, featuring professional square dance caller Brad Dilbert. The event is free with complimentary refreshments. No experience is needed and casual clothing with comfortable shoes is all you need.

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This weekend in Hampton Township: Aug. 2-4
August 2, 2019
Hello Hampton Township! Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of possibilities.

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Ed Pfeifer: Don’t take that cool breeze for granted
August 1, 2019
Sirius, that’s the satellite radio station right?

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Hampton’s Fridley Field renovations near completion
July 30, 2019
Anyone near Fridley Field in Hampton lately may have noticed construction. By the time fall sports roll around in a month, it will have the look and feel of a new outdoor facility.

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Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavorless
July 29, 2019
What do you know about gluten-free baking or cooking? Unless you are forced to think about it, it probably doesn’t even cross your mind.

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Hampton grad Brett Scheib makes mark in swimming at Mount Union
July 26, 2019
Brett Scheib was a four-time WPIAL qualifier and three-time state qualifier for the Hampton swimming program. Though he admits choosing a college was a tough decision, the transition has been smooth.

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Christmas in July at Hampton Community Pool
July 25, 2019
Santa was sighted in Hampton … in July?

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Sherry Esser: Gerard A. Esser will be missed
July 25, 2019
My column this week begins with a tender touch.

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Farmers Market in Hampton ripe with farm fresh items
July 25, 2019
Hampton Township’s Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 16 in the Hampton Community Center parking lot. In addition to getting farm fresh produce, jarred goods and meats, there is a wide range of other items available weekly, such as soups, sandwiches, wine, juice and other goods.

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Solutions to pesky chipmunk problems available
July 20, 2019
I own a beagle named Dozer. He’s a great dog — loyal and friendly. But, he’s lazy and not real sharp. Dozer doesn’t play fetch or do tricks and, despite his award-winning pedigree, Dozer is no hunter. Except, that is, when it comes to chipmunks A.K.A. “chippys” or “grinnies.”

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Start off the day right with this breakfast dish
July 19, 2019
Mornings are the peaceful time of the day, especially after you prepare a brunch buffet that emphasizes summer food. Bring out the beauty of the morning with a perfect egg bake accompanied by a sour cream coffee cake that lets you entertain with complete satisfaction.

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Hampton wrestling coach looking to grow Etna club
July 18, 2019
It’s the dog days of summer, which oftentimes is when wrestlers separate themselves from the pack.

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Making a splash at Hampton Community Pool
July 18, 2019
With temperatures reaching the 90s and humidity levels that are off the charts, the Hampton Community Pool is the place to be. After a slow start to the summer with unseasonably cool, rainy conditions, summer has struck with a fury.

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Aviva Brick Oven opening second location in Richland
July 18, 2019
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to remove incorrect information about the restaurant. The restaurant is full service with a full bar that offers wine, beer and spirits.

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Puppy Yoga coming to North Park
July 18, 2019
If the idea of combining yoga with adorable puppies sounds like a perfect way to spend an hour, you’ll want to be at North Park on Aug. 3.

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L.L. Bean hosting outdoor events in North Park year round
July 17, 2019
In it’s continued effort to introduce people to the outdoors, L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools hosted basic paddle boarding in the lake at North Park last week. Hosted year-round around the nation, L.L. Bean offers courses in kayaking, archery, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, canoeing, bird watching, outdoor fitness & yoga, hunter safety, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, children’s camps and much more.

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Allison Park Church site of record-breaking service event
July 16, 2019
More than 700 local volunteers packaged 300,000 meals for the world’s hungriest at Allison Park Church Hampton Campus on July 13.

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Wyland Elementary creates ‘sensory walk’ for students
July 16, 2019
There is a new “sensory walk” at Wyland Elementary, located outside the first-grade classrooms, which will be open to all students. The purpose is to give students the opportunity to move throughout the day as part of the school’s “brain breaks” so they can concentrate better on their school work. The sensory walk also is great for helping students to improve their coordination and gross motor skills.

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Former WPIAL champ Goodman embraces decathlon at Slippery Rock
July 11, 2019
College can open you up to many new experiences. For former WPIAL champion Jason Goodman, it introduced him up to the most multi-faceted of track and field events.

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Hampton’s Fridley Field getting facelift
July 10, 2019
Immediately following Hampton Township School District’s 2019 graduation ceremony, workers began the monumental task of replacing the track and field surface at Fridley Field. The target date for completion is Aug. 15 as to not impact the fall sports season at the school.

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First Hampton Heritage Day offers glimpse of life centuries ago
July 6, 2019
The Depreciation Lands Museum recently held its first Heritage Day, which allowed guests to explore the Depreciation Lands Museum Cemetery in Allison Park and the Pine Creek Cemetery in Gibsonia. The self-guided tours afforded attendees an opportunity to learn about the area in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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L.L. Bean offers summer, outdoor programs at North Park
July 6, 2019
For years, the outdoor company L.L. Bean has been sponsoring activities to help get people active. Last week, the retail giant hosted an archery program.

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Aquinas Academy student named National Merit finalist
July 2, 2019
Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh graduate Margaret (Molly) Maglio qualified as a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which ranks her as one of the top 15,000 finishers of the more than 1.6 million entrants who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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Brews, Bikes and BBQ hosted in North Park
June 27, 2019
PRO BIKE + RUN and Cannondale Bicycles hosted Brews, Bikes and BBQ in North Park on June 15 and 16. There was a bike ride, bike demonstrations, food trucks, draft beer and more. This annual event gives riders the opportunity to meet other cycling enthusiasts.

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