Across the South Hills – June 12

Published Jun 12, 2013 at 6:40 am (Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm)


Betty Sutton, the last of the six founding members of the Bridgeville Public Library, died Jan 10. In recognition of her commitment to the library, her children, Joe, Jennifer and Jane, requested that donations be made to the library in her memory. With the donations, the library was able to modify the front doors of the library to be handicap accessible.

This is an important improvement to the library as the building is surrounded by a nursing home and two senior apartment buildings. Many of the residents of the buildings were unable to use the library because of the lack of accessibility.


Town Park Pool Summer Nights will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 19 at the pool, with a similar event at the same time June 26. The event is held every Wednesday that the pool is open.

Castle Shannon

A misprint in the municipality newspaper stated Clean House Days would accept televisions and electronics. Those items will not be accepted.

Cecil Township

Farmers’ Market vouchers will be distributed at the McDonald-Cecil Senior Center, 3599 Millers Run Road at 9:30 a.m. July 23.


The West Liberty entrance to the Krugh parking lot, adjacent to the Glenmore parking lot, closed June 4, to replace the entrance driveway. The closure is expected to last for a period of 10 days to two weeks, depending on the weather and the difficulty in removing the existing concrete driveway.

Access to the lot may be obtained through the Glenmore Avenue entrance while the West Liberty entrance is closed.

Green Tree

A children’s Bike Rodeo will be held beginning at 10 a.m. June 15, in Green Tree Park. The free event is sponsored by the Green Tree Police Department. Children are asked to bring a bicycle or tricycle, and a helmet to traverse a challenging bike course. A free lunch will be provided. There will be a raffle to win a free bicycle thanks to a Central Blood Bank donation.

For questions, call 412-921-8624 or e-mail

Mt. Lebanon

Jefferson Middle School Social Studies teacher Ashlee Beckett was awarded the Keizai Koho Center Fellowship for 2013. The Koho Center, Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs, in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies, sponsors the fellowship. Selected from a pool of American and Canadian teacher applicants, Beckett will travel to Japan for several weeks this summer to gain a better understanding of Japanese culture to share with her students.

• JVS Environmental is offering an electronic items disposal service to the residents and businesses of Mt. Lebanon. Most electronic devices will be recycled free of charge at the Public Works yard, 1250 Lindendale Drive, off Cedar Boulevard, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15.

Peters Township

The Parks and Recreation Center staff is updating membership paperwork and issuing new photograph identification cards to all members age 13 and older. After July 1, once a new photo ID card is issued, you must have that card to enter the facility. If the new membership card is not available, a drop-in fee will be charged.

If you do not have a membership to the center, you will need to have a valid form of identification and pay a drop-in fee or purchase a membership. Stop by the Recreation Center to update family or individual information.

• Volunteers are needed for summer camp. Those 14 years and older are needed to help at the summer day camps. The time may be used towards community service hours.

For more information, call 724-942-5000.

Upper St. Clair

Because students at many schools in Pennsylvania and across the country can’t afford to buy graduation gowns, Upper St. Clair high school students started a graduation gown recycling program in 2011 called Hand Me Gowns, and are asking for your help again this year.

The public is asked to bring any used graduation gowns and caps to the high school office by June 30. Gown collection bins will be available on the field after the graduation ceremony on June 13. Caps and gowns from previous years would also be appreciated.

In the past two years, more than 300 gowns were collected and delivered to other schools in Pennsylvania. The program was started by Matt Mendelson and Kyle Newlands and is now being continued under the direction of Keely Carson, Madison Shogry and Gabby Ridge.

For more information, email

Washington County

Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging is looking for individuals to participate in its Domiciliary Care Program, which includes opening their homes and offering a homelike family environment for eligible adults 18 years of age or older who are unable to live independently.

Area Agency on Aging has been offering domiciliary care services throughout Washington, Fayette and Greene counties for more than 30 years. For each individual, the domiciliary care giver will receive $964 a month. Services to be provided include cooking, cleaning, laundry, medication setup, scheduling and providing transportation to medical appointments. Care homes can accommodate one to three residents and are certified to meet the required fire, health and local zoning standards.

For more information, call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-411-5655.

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