At a glance: PALS meeting, new students and more at Plum, Oakmont



PALS meeting scheduled for October

The Plum Area Ladies Society (PALS) will be holding their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on October 6 at the Plum Community Center.

The Plum Area Ladies Society is a social and service organization open to women in Plum, Penn Hills and surrounding communities. Newcomers are encouraged to attend PALS meetings, which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from September through April.

Mary Bode, Director of Knead Community Cafe, a cafe where anyone can have a meal regardless of circumstances or ability to pay, will talk about the mission and how Knead Cafe works. The PALS service project will consist of donating supplies and money to help run the café.

Items requested include: paper towels, Mini Moo cream jars; mixture of sweet iced tea in cans; 6 inch polystyrene square hinged take-out containers; jars of dry cream; small bottles of liquid hand soap; Clorox wipes; large vinyl gloves for catering; Awesome degreaser (refill size); Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner-Lavender; Tide or Gain powder detergent; cupcake liners; individual baked candies, such as mini muffins, mini cupcakes, or cookies; and supermarket or Sam’s Club gift cards.

The theme of the Friendship Basket will be All Fall. For Ladies Day Out, the ladies will be celebrating Octoberfest at the Golden Goblet on October 23 at 4 p.m. Further details and registration information will be offered at the meeting.

For more information, call Mary Lou at 724 327-8265.

Plum native takes office as vice president at American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has selected Reina Munsch, originally from Plum, as the new vice president of marketing, public affairs and communications. Munsch will lead integrated marketing strategy and operations and oversee public affairs, social media and online communications.

“Reina brings new perspectives to ACR communication to respond to the realities of covid-19, promote advances in radiology technology and artificial intelligence, emphasize patient safety and highlight our legislative and public policy priorities on Capitol Hill and state capitals, â€said William T. Thorwarth, ACR Executive Director.

“With her vast experience, particularly in strategic planning, forecasting and analysis, Reina is well prepared to strengthen and develop the internal and external voice of ACR. “

Munsch has a background in marketing and communication in the nonprofit sector, most recently with the Industry Data Exchange Association.

His experience includes leading successful branding / rebranding initiatives, increasing the placement of external communications in industry publications, developing blogs for association leaders and increasing engagement in social media.

“The ACR is the leading radiology organization in promoting high quality, safe and equitable health care and advancements in modern medical technology,†said Munsch. “I look forward to leading the marketing, public affairs and communications teams in advancing the positive impact of the ACR on radiology and the patients our members serve. “

Golden Age Club of Unity

Unity Golden Age Club Inc. will meet on October 18 at noon at Unity Community Church Café, 215 Unity Trestle Road in Plum.

Please bring a covered dish to share. Hot coffee and tea will be provided.

The program will feature magician Chuck Caputo.

New students

Mason Proskin enrolled at Lebanon Valley College as part of his class of 2025. He is studying for a degree in computer science and data science.

Women’s business network

The Women’s Business Network is an award-winning business association that supports the success and growth of women in business. WBN provides members with the tools to be successful.

All professional women are invited to attend a meeting free of charge. Some meetings are held virtually. Please check with the local representative for more information. To learn more, visit

The Monroeville Chapter holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Monroeville Community Park West Pavilion 2, 2399 Tilbrook Road, Monroeville. For more information, contact Jo Luncher at 412-372-3411.

The Allegheny Valley Chapter meets at 8 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Panera Bread at Waterworks Mall, 942 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh. To RSVP or for more details, call Susan Kinger at 412-782-4848.

The All Virtual Chapter holds regular meetings via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more details, call Jennifer Pasquale at 412-908-1663.

Monday plum market

The Monday Market is Monday through October 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plum Creek Park (Plum baseball diamonds), 1040 Ross Hollow Road.

Touch-a-Truck canceled

The Oakmont Lions Club Touch-a-Truck event that was scheduled for October 3 has been canceled due to the pandemic.

Organizers said the need for a thorough clean-up after each child got on and off participating trucks, along with the potential size of the crowd, prompted them to cancel the event.

They said they hope to host the event in the spring.

Oakmont Library Programs

The Oakmont Carnegie Library offers a variety of free online programs. Director Beth Mellor hosts Tuesday Morning YouTube Storytime Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

More information is available at


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