Sunday, January 20, 2013
Municipal offices and banks among the places closed for the Monday holiday.
Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day—and that means there are a number of local closings in honor of the day. Among the places closed on Monday, Jan. 21, for the holiday are: Know of any other closings on Monday, Jan. 21? Please share in the comments section. _______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Forest Hills-based Greater Pittsburgh branch will conduct 25 service projects with 500 volunteers to remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s service legacy.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, based in Forest Hills, will host its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event on Monday, Jan. 21. The affordable housing nonprofit has organized 25 different service projects across the region with more than 500 volunteers registered to make their traditional day off a “day on” with Habitat. The MLK Day of Service is the largest volunteer effort in the region for the holiday—and volunteers will put in about 3,500 hours of service. The volunteers will be working in 17 different neighborhoods around greater Pittsburgh. Volunteers will convene in Braddock at 8:30 a.m. at the Nyia Page Community Center, 416 Library St., Braddock for a free breakfast, T-shirts, orientation and opening…
Monday, January 16, 2012
How has this American icon affected your life?
Today, we celebrate the courage and strength of a man who helped to shape the future of America—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To listen to audio of King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech, click here. How has his story affected your life? How will you remember King's life today? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Friday, January 13, 2012
You can get involved!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Approximately 300 volunteers from Shady Side Academy will participate in hands-on community service projects at nine locations on the Academy’s second annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16. The volunteers, which include roughly 200 students in grades PK-12 and 100 parents, faculty and staff, will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by volunteering on this national day of service, making it “a day ON, not a day off.” Community organizations being served include the East End Cooperative Ministry, Bethlehem Haven Shelter, Braddock Carnegie Library, the Pittsburgh Project, Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, the Kingsley Center of East Liberty and the Woodlands Foundation. Service …