Who says there’s nothing to do?

Published Jun 18, 2013 at 11:24 am (Updated Jun 18, 2013 at 11:24 am)

School is out for summer, and parents are likely already hearing that “there’s nothing to do around here” from their kids. To that, we say, “Get out!”

No, seriously. Get out of the house. The South Hills – and the city of Pittsburgh – have so much to offer for everyone, no matter what age. There’s no excuse to sit at home in front of the television or computer.

While we haven’t had the best summer weather so far, the cooler temps are perfect for taking a bike ride on the Montour Trail. With the new bridges that cross Morganza Road in Cecil Township and more recently, the Valley Brook Bridge #1 that connects the Arrowhead Trail to the Montour Trail, it’s easier and safer than ever to take a leisurely ride.

Summer camps and vacation Bible schools abound in the area. Need proof? Just check the pages of this paper for the information!

Local libraries offer a number of free programs for bookworms of all ages and levels as well. The libraries are vital assets to the community, and we encourage residents to take advantage of as much as they have to offer.

This weekend, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary with a two-day series of events.

In the city, the Dollar Bank Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival continues with as much awesome art, live music and family-friendly activities as one can imagine. Why not take a ride in on The T, and take in different views of the suburbs while you are at it?

Fishing at Canonsburg Lake is always a great option, as is heading to one of the area’s many parks to throw a frisbee, play on the playgrounds or just take a walk and have a picnic lunch. Mt. Lebanon offers free movies and live music in its Main Park. Speaking of free live music and parks, Canonsburg’s Town Park also has a weekly concert series on Sunday evenings.

Upper St. Clair’s Outdoor Classroom has a number of exciting educational classes to choose from, and we are fortunate to live in an area with a number of public swimming pools.

Coming up are Peters Township Community Day on June 29, North Strabane Community Day on June 22 and a number of Independence Day celebrations. The Washington County Fair takes place in August, and the Washington Wild Things season goes until September.

And all of that isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.

So, turn off the computer, get off the couch, put the cell phone on silent and get out and enjoy the amazing community that we call home.

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