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About a year ago, FOCUS Pittsburgh, a social service nonprofit in the Hill District, decided to try a new idea for community development. It included asking residents about their personal lives — their health, social lives, diets and more, the Post-Gazette reported. The organization picked the 2900 block of Webster Avenue in the Hill District. Since then, the programing has brought neighbors together, helped repair homes and FOCUS wants to build a protocol that can be used on more neighborhood blocks, per the PG.
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More than 60 groups — from military color guard to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts — are participating in the 109th parade. After, head to a ceremony in the Allegheny Cemetery at the Soldiers Memorial.
Where: Butler Street (Lawrenceville)
When: May 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
This event starts with a ceremony in the auditorium to honor Pennsylvania service members who died in the war on terror. After the ceremony: Free admission to the museum, kids' activities, food and prizes, and see patriotic musical performances.
Where: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum at 4141 Fifth Ave. (Oakland)
When: May 29, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Local veterans and museum visitors will come together to unfurl a 36-foot American flag, hear the National Anthem and pause for a moment of silence before ceremoniously folding the flag.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman Street (Strip District)
When: May 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.