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Bethel Park Historical Society

January 22, 2017 by Brenda Mercer Cline (Register to contact)

The Bethel Park Historical Society is a 501 (c) non profit organization located in the Schoolhouse Arts & History Center, 2600 South Park Road. We have rental space, a venue for a small event and memberships available. Find / Follow / Like us on Facebook.

Nothing to say

April 26, 2016 by Douglas Reymer (Register to contact)

I'm a caregiver for some sweet 90 year old parents. Beyond that, my professional life has passed. Perhaps this is what we are raised to do.

heart transplant

April 21, 2016 by Gerald Marcus (Register to contact)

Hello classmates
On march 24 2016 I received a heart transplant At Ohio state Columbus Wexler heart hospital
well now i have news that a 20 yo female donated her heart to me the donor family sent a note to me

Bethel Park High School News From Around The Web

Brass Day is fast approaching  Hawk Eye

Annual Bethel Park Brass Day will take place on Monday, Dec. 10. Students at Neil Armstrong Middle School (NAMS) who play a brass instrument in the band ...

What's Happening: Week of Dec. 2 | What's Happening  The Almanac

CLUBS. Montour Trail. The Friends of the Montour Trail in Bethel Park will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, in the Caucus Room behind the Council ...

School active shooter training at Bethel Park High School has police firing blank rounds  WTAE Pittsburgh

Police officials say they will be firing off blank rounds during active shooter training at a suburban Pittsburgh high school to expose students to the sound of ...

Bethel Park High School Teacher Accused Of Sending Sexual Pictures Faces Judge  CBS Pittsburgh

The Bethel Park High School teacher accused of sending sexually explicit messages to an undercover officer posing as a teenager went before a judge today.

Blanks used as part of active shooter drill at Bethel Park High School  The Almanac

An active shooter drill conducted Sept. 13 at Bethel Park High School included the sounds of gunshots reverberating through the building.

Bethel Park High School plans active shooter training on Thursday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park High School will hold active shooter training for students and staff on Thursday. School police and staff will conduct the drill using ALICE (Alert ...

Bethel Park offers busing for all students  The Almanac

Bethel Park School District will start busing children who are within walking distance of their schools.

Bethel Park High School teacher arrested for unlawful contact with a minor  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Bethel Park High School teacher was arrested and charged Friday after authorities said he exposed himself to an undercover police officer he believed to be a ...

School bus option mulled for some Bethel Park students  The Almanac

Children in Bethel Park who walk to school might soon have the option to take the bus.

Parents Upset Over Active Shooter Drill Done ‘To Expose Students To Sound Of Gunfire’  CBS Pittsburgh

Parents in the Bethel Park School District are concerned about blanks being used during an active school shooter drill Thursday.

Bethel Park School District expands its police department | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Gun violence in schools is a reality parents and districts are now forced to grapple with, especially after the shooting in Parkland, Florida ...

BP board member advocates for tougher punishment on student threats  The Almanac

Threats have caused major disruptions in Bethel Park School District and one school board member thinks it should lead to serious consequences for the ...

Two Bethel Park High School students facing felony charges accused of making threats of violence  WTAE Pittsburgh

According to the district, an investigation was immediately initiated and the threats were found to be substantiated.

Bethel Park High School teacher writes another original for fall play  The Almanac

The world premiere of “Mystery in a Nutshell” will take place Nov. 8 in the Bethel Park High School auditorium.

Bethel Park preps for possible lawsuit over hillside project  The Almanac

The engineering firm that worked on repairing the hillside slip at Bethel Park High School may also give expert testimony if the school district decides to sue the ...

Bethel Park School District cancels Friday classes after threat  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Bethel Park School District has canceled all classes and activities on Friday because of threatening graffiti found in a school bathroom. Officials found ...

1958 classmates gather in renovated former Bethel Park school  The Almanac

During their recent get together, Class of 1958 members were able to have a firsthand look at all the improvements that have taken place over the past two years ...

Mike White: Bethel Park's Jeff Metheny belongs among best WPIAL football coaches  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The voice is unmistakable. If you closed your eyes and listened, you'd swear Nick Nolte has been coaching football at Bethel Park High School for the past ...

Glory Days: Bethel Park recalls its state baseball championship team  The Almanac

Members of the 1988 Bethel Park PIAA championship that returned for a reunion included from left: (front) Jim Grady, Tim Rickenbaugh, Frank Cararie, Chris ...

BACK TO SCHOOL PITTSBURGH: School districts respond to complaints, reports of hot classrooms | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Two local school districts are responding after getting complaints about the heat in classrooms.

Blanks to be fired during active shooter drill at local school | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Active shooter training will be conducted Thursday at Bethel Park High School, and students will be exposed to the sound of gunfire, according to a letter to ...

Darkened faces for stage crew a no-go in Bethel Park’s high school musicals  The Almanac

Student stage crew members will no longer darken their faces during school plays and musicals at Bethel Park.

Bethel Park grad excited about Heinz Field homecoming  The Almanac

Levi Metheny anticipates being anxious shortly before kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 when he steps onto the turf at Heinz Field as the University of Pittsburgh plays ...

Bethel Park School District cancels school Friday in response to threat  WTAE Pittsburgh

Bethel Park School District canceled all classes Friday in response to a threat. Advertisement. The district said if the person responsible for writing the ...

Jurisdiction may change in Bethel Park teacher internet sex case  Observer-Reporter

The preliminary hearing for the Bethel Park teacher accused in an internet sex case was continued because it may now be prosecuted in Allegheny County ...

New garbage contract will bring changes to Bethel Park  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park Council at its Monday meeting unanimously approved a five-year $11.6 million garbage and recycling contract with Waste Management that will ...

VIDEO: Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster joins HS cheerleaders, band on sideline  USA TODAY High School Sports

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was a fan favorite and clearly enjoyed himself at a Bethel Park High School football game.

Woodland Hills marching band reportedly targeted with racial slurs | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Bethel Park High School leaders are investigating after students allegedly used racial slurs toward the Woodland Hills High School marching band.

Bethel Park changes stagehand policy after parent raises issue of blackened faces  Tribune-Review

Stagehands at Bethel Park's high school switched from blackened faces to black ski masks after a concerned parent contacted the district, said Vicki Flotta, ...

Bethel Park High School student wins statewide composition contest  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Garrett Hoffman has been writing songs since he was in elementary school. Next month, one of his compositions, which won a statewide contest, will be ...

BETHEL PARK THREAT: Bethel Park School District alerting parents about two separate security incidents | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Bethel Park School District is alerting parents about two separate security incidents. Two Bethel Park High School students told a police officer that a student ...

Look for iconic Pontiac at Rev ’Em Up for Kids Car Cruise  The Almanac

Among the vehicles that will be on display at the ninth annual Pasta Too Rev 'Em Up for Kids Car Cruise, Jim Gastgeb's 1977 Firebird Trans Am might stand out ...

Pink flamingos brighten Bethel Park Community Day  The Almanac

If a flock of pink flamingos shows up near your door, thank the Bethel Park High School girls' volleyball team.

Bethel Park grad is behind a balloon-in-belly device that treats obesity  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seventeen years ago, Shantanu Gaur, a freshman at Bethel Park High School, sat in his former middle school principal's office to be nominated for an ...

Bethel Park student wins state composition contest  The Almanac

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association has honored senior Garrett Hoffman for his “Where Will I Go?”

Upgrades to Bethel Park’s school computers to cost $3.1 million  The Almanac

Bethel Park School District is projected to spend roughly $3.1 million over the next five years to keep its technology up-to-date.

Council agrees to bring fireworks back to Bethel Park  The Almanac

Bethel Park will bring back fireworks and a Fourth of July celebration, albeit a few days early this year. The municipality is planning an event June 30 at ...

Bethel Park native opens personal training facility  The Almanac

Abby McCormick is the personal trainer behind the new OPEX gym in Bethel Park.

Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events Being Held In Allegheny Co.  CBS Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Resources Council will host two Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events during the month of June.

School news: Week of July 18  The Almanac

Highlighting the accomplishments of schools in the South Hills and their students.

Community lends hand to help flooded Bethel Park horse farm  The Almanac

As has been the case in many such circumstances arising from the June 20 flooding, help is on the way for a Bethel Park horse farm.

BP figure skaters medal  The Almanac

Four Bethel Park students collectively earned eight medals during the 2018 High School National Figure Skating Championships held in Chicago.

New senior living community opens in Bethel Park  The Almanac

Bethel Park and Artis Senior Living dignitaries cut the ribbon recently to open the new Artis Senior Living of the South Hills community at 1001 Higbee Drive in ...

Bethel Park inducts new class into Hall of Fame  The Almanac

Bethel Park will induct seven new members into its athletic hall of fame on Dec. 22. While the enshrinement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, the ...

Libell vaults to new heights at Bethel Park  The Almanac

Rebecca Libell setting new standards and winning invitionals in pole vault at Bethel Park. Hopes to captures championships at WPIAL and PIAA finals.

Bethel Park netter advances to states  The Almanac

Bethel Park freshman finishes third in the WPIAL and advances to the PIAA tennis singles tournament.

Increased police presence at Bethel Park High School after alleged threat | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Bethel Park police are investigating an alleged threat that was circulated on social media.

Bethel Park students win nationwide competition to help police fight crime  The Almanac

On their very first stab at the Police Data Challenge, Bethel Park students came away the winning team in the Best Use of External Data category.

NHS inducts 96 new members  Hawk Eye

On Wednesday, April 25, 96 BPHS students were inducted into the National Honors Society. One senior, 19 juniors, and 76 sophomores were among the ...

Milestone moments for coaches  The Almanac

Football coaches Jim Render of Upper St. Clair and Jeff Metheny from Bethel Park reached personal milestones in their careers on Aug. 31.

Bethel Park netters playing like pros  The Almanac

Bethel Park boys' volleyball team learning, growing and loving the game as they chalk up the victories.

Holocaust survivor speaks at Bethel Park High School  The Almanac

Howard Chandler, 89, tells of the horrors he and his family faced in Poland during World War II.

Conely thriving under Griffs’ new style of play  The Griffin

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — Coming into this year's season, Shannon Conely played a combined 29 games, averaging just 6.8 minutes per game. In those games, she ...

Bethel Park school instituting new security policies after threats found | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Bethel Park School District is changing policies, putting in a temporary "backpack ban" and limiting bathroom access at the high school next week.

A memorable evening at Bethel Park High School Christmas music program  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On a cold Friday, we went to Bethel Park High School to attend a Christmas music program. We were ushered to the magnificent auditorium for chorus music.

Despite threats, Bethel Park School District to reopen Friday, Monday  Tribune-Review

Students in Bethel Park School District — which canceled all classes at its eight campuses Thursday after several violent threats — should expect to be back in ...

Bethel Park schools closed Monday as district investigates threats  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Whether the threat is real or not, we take all of them seriously.”

Bethel Park baseball team getting A's in chemistry  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tony Fisher is a social studies teacher at Bethel Park High School. His baseball team, however, has a thing for chemistry. “The team chemistry, this is the best ...

Threat prompts Bethel Park High School lockdown  WTAE Pittsburgh

An "unsubstantiated threat" has prompted a lockdown Thursday afternoon at Bethel Park High School, according to a district spokeswoman.

Students, school districts gear up for new year  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Changes abound in local districts as the new school year gets underway. Some districts have new leadership, while others have implemented new academic ...

Bethel Park alumnus returns favor for counselor  The Almanac

One good turn, as Adam Larson will tell you, deserves another.

Bethel Park Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees  The Almanac

Bethel Park Hall of Fame inductees reflect on lessons learned from sports during their scholastic playing days that have helped them succeed in life.

Singers from Germany visit Bethel Park High School  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The approximately 50 German students are being sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, which has a sister church in Germany.

BP Soccer Association donates two goals  The Almanac

At its March 27 regular meeting, the Bethel Park School Board presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Bethel Park Soccer Association, for its generous ...

Athlete of the Week: Sean McGowan  Hawk Eye

Junior Sean McGowan is a well-known athlete here at Bethel Park. McGowan plays both varsity football and baseball for the Hawks. Under the Friday night ...

Bethel Park council moves ahead with parks improvement projects  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Council on Monday approved a $558000 contract with TBI Contracting of McKeesport for its park facility improvements project.

Bethel Park students to perform teacher-written play about 1927 robbery in their hometown  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park High School is taking a decidedly local turn this year with its fall play, offering a fictionalized account of what is believed to be the first armored car ...

Careers: Week of March 28  The Almanac

Highlighting the career accomplishments of South Hills residents.

Gray - Busby  The Almanac

Thomas and Mary Ann Gray of Bethel Park announce the engagement of their son, Matthew, to Alison Busby, daughter of Gregrey and Patricia Busby of ...

Bethel Park students welcome German youth choir  The Almanac

In advance of receiving visitors from Germany, students in Bethel Park High School's advanced placement German class prepared for a task that was best ...

New heart affords Fabus a second chance at life  The Almanac

After heart-transplant surgery, David Fabus of Bethel Park has renewed his vigor for raising funds to find a cure for childhood cancers, including the one that ...

Bethel Park finds a different way to win  The Almanac

A different approach helps the Bethel Park girls' basketball team when other options fail.

Bethel Park alumnus Rick Sebak shares memories with today’s students  The Almanac

When WQED-TV personality and Bethel Park native Rick Sebak returned to live in his hometown, his daily routine included breakfast at a local restaurant, where ...

Quick Pix  The Almanac

For the 18th consecutive year, members of the Bethel Park High School Hockey Team spent an afternoon skating with Bethel Park School District special needs ...

Bethettes still kicking their heels after 60 years  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nothing much has changed in the last 60 years when it comes to Bethel Park High School's Bethettes. The group performs and marches with the band during ...

New coat of paint for old Bethel Park High School  The Almanac

The rehabilitation of the old Bethel Park High School building continues to be a priority for Bill Haberthur.

HEAT EARLY DISMISSALS: LIVE UPDATES: List of schools dismissing early due to heat | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

Over two dozen schools have already announced plans to send students home early Wednesday due to high heat and humidity.

School news: Week of July 4  The Almanac

Upper St. Clair German teacher Kristin Weaver has been selected to participate in a panel discussion for high school and college students interested in pursuing ...

People: Week of July 25  The Almanac

Highlighting the accomplishments of local residents.

Fun Faculty Fact Friday: Mr. Allemang wanted to be a priest  Hawk Eye

John Michael Allemang, the English teacher here at BPHS wanted to follow a path other than teaching. Before being the standout teacher he is, he wanted to ...

Where are they now?  The Almanac

Here is a look at where some of Bethel Park's Championship Boys of Summer are today:

Heroin among topics discussed at Bethel Park's first town hall meeting  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Bethel Park held its first town hall meeting last week, the topics discussed included parks, stormwater, building codes — and heroin. “Heroin, which was ...

School news for April 25  The Almanac

Governor's School. Bethel Park High School junior Jerry Varghese was one of 60 Pennsylvania high school students who were accepted to attend the ...

School District issues letter to parents of Bethel Park H.S. students explaining today's incident  WTAE Pittsburgh

The school district took preventative measures after a threat,, parents have come to school to remove their children from today's school session.

Fun Faculty Fact Friday: BP's AP played in the NFL  Hawk Eye

Mr. Villani, associate principal at BPHS, was not always a principal. Before he became a principal, he was a football standout. Mr. Villani attended Saint ...

Mt. Lebanon adds to Hall of Champions  The Almanac

The Mt. Lebanon Hall of Champions celebration adds a new twist this year.

Pittsburgh Public School students plan to walk out of class Wednesday with others nationwide  WTAE Pittsburgh

The walkout is expected to start at 10 a.m. and last for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim in the Florida shooting.

Obituary: William A. Knaus / Businessman, ardent supporter of veterans, ace volunteer  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A decorated veteran of World War II who was described by friends as a humble man for whom integrity and honesty were paramount, William A. Knaus ...

The Hawk Seat Episode 12: Elite James Krandel  Hawk Eye

In this week's episode of The Hawk Seat, hosts Gavin Campbell and Alex Mullen interview the fastest man in Pennsylvania, James “The Flash” Krandel. Krandel ...

UAlbany's Levi Metheny looking forward to homecoming vs. Pitt  Times Union

Albany. Levi Metheny played his high school football about 10 miles away from Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bethel Park lights up the holiday season  The Almanac

Bethel Park ushered in the holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration held Nov. 29 at the community center. Children counted down the ...

Bethel Park Music Program: Talent that speaks for itself  Hawk Eye

For the past 88 years, the Bethel Park High School Music Program has produced some of the most talented student musicians in the country. Consistently ...

A special day at Camp Aim  The Almanac

Volunteers, staff make Olympics special for athletes at Camp AIM.

Capacity crowd enjoys Breakfast With Santa in Bethel Park  The Almanac

The Bethel Park Historical Society's first such event sold out in a hurry.

Bethel Park High School principal named state’s 2014 Principal of the Year  The Almanac

Bethel Park High School Principal Dr. Zeb Jasante was named the state's 2014 Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and ...

South Fayette School District reviewing strategic plan  The Almanac

South Fayette School District board members got a look at the district's comprehensive and strategic plans at their Oct. 23 regular meeting.

Hayden Patterson, Agaigeal Flaherty and Violetta Bernardi  The Almanac

Staff writer Harry Funk, a professional journalist for three-plus decades, has been on the staff of The Almanac since 2015. He has a bachelor's degree in ...

WORLD OF DANCE: Will Pittsburgh hip hop dance team return to 'World of Dance?' | WPXI  WPXI Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh hip-hop dance group Tribe Unleashed did a great job competing against dancers from around the world for a $1 million prize on "World of Dance.

USC resident's annual birthday workout raises money for Rotary  The Almanac

Upper St. Clair resident Larry Lehman's annual birthday fitness fundraiser supports Rotary International.

WPIAL realignment reunites old rivals  The Almanac

Bethel Park and Peters Township will play former foes such as Upper St. Clair and Baldwin next fall in football after WPIAL realignments announced.

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