Etna Neighborhood Association
In 1989, a group of concerned citizens began meeting to explore ways in which they could enhance and enrich the life of our community. From these beginnings, the Etna Neighborhood Association was formed and eventually incorporated in 1991. In just a few short years since its existence, the Association has made some significant accomplishments in showing the pride and enthusiasm we share for our neighborhood.
The highlight of the year is what has come to be known as the Etna Community Day, celebrated on a Saturday in August at the community playground and swimming pool. Games and activities for all ages, entertainment, food, free swimming, and good neighborly fellowship are the focus of the day. Each year it has grown in interest and popularity and has become a grand time to celebrate our community spirit.
Another Association activity is the -Welcome New Neighbor- program where new residents are presented with the Everything Nice About Etna Handbook to acquaint them with the programs, businesses, organizations, and services available in our town.
When Etna's new hockey deck was completed in 1995 and plans for organizing a hockey league were undertaken, the Association purchased hockey equipment to completely outfit four teams. We wanted to make sure that Etna’s boys and girls could participate in the league without having to purchase their own equipment.
The Etna Neighborhood Association meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Locust and Walnut Streets, for a time of informal sharing of ideas and planning new activities. You are most warmly invited to attend our meetings to learn more about our community and become an important part of helping to make "Everything Nice About Etna" nicer!
Elmer E. Krohl Post 597, located at 318 Butler Street was chartered in 1936. Membership is restricted to the men and women who served honorably on active duty in the U.S. Military for at least one day during any of the following periods:
World War I
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
December 22, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Dates not yet finalized
Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S.
Etna-Shaler Post 9197 V.F.W., located at 89 Cherry Street, is open to men and women who served honorably on active duty in the U.S. Military OVERSEAS during the conflict periods listed under the American Legion. The purpose and activities of the V.F.W. center around the care for those who have borne the battle, their spouses and their orphans. The phone number on Cherry Street is (412) 781-9150.
Etna-Shaler Post 9197 V.F.W. Auxiliary
Auxiliary members are mothers, daughters, sisters, or wives of veterans who served overseas during times of conflict. Their purpose is to foster patriotism and fellowship within the community and help enrich the community life through a variety of special projects. In addition, the Auxiliary has -adopted- the Occupational Therapy Wing of the Highland Drive Veterans Hospital. Members bring treats and gifts to the veterans throughout the year and sell their handcrafts at Auxiliary flea markets and at the E.C.A. Fun Fest.
The purpose of this men's social club at One Isabella Street is to provide recreational and social facilities to its members.
The Benvin Dance and Performing Arts Center
American Legion Building
403 Butler Street
Phone: (412) 821-8334
Owner-Artistic Director - Debby Benvin
The Benvin Dance Center offers a complete program of instruction in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and ballroom. The school is open to everyone regardless of age, sex, occupation, religion, or race.
Pittsburgh Community Ballet Company
The Ballet Company was founded by Debby Benvin to provide professional ballet experience for aspiring dancers. The company performs in and around the Pittsburgh area throughout the year. Auditions, held yearly, are open to everyone of both sexes with just two pre-requisites candidates must be at least 8 years old and have one year of ballet training.
Bob's Ceramic Studio
352 Butler Street
Phone: (412) 782-2282
Elaine Klear, Duncan Certified Teacher.
Classes for adults and children. Call Elaine for information.
Aikido of Pittsburgh
401 Butler Street
Phone: (412) 781-2565
Aikido is a non-aggressive Japanese martial art that employs throws and joint locks to subdue an opponent. Classes are conducted in a non-competitive, traditional Japanese manner. Call for more specific information on classes, etc.