Across the South Hills

Published Jul 31, 2013 at 5:00 am (Updated Aug 1, 2013 at 9:03 am)

Bethel Park

There will be a free shredding event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17 in the parking lot of Independence Middle School, 2807 Bethel Church Road. The event is sponsored by state Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon.

Bethel residents may bring boxes of unwanted documents that may contain personal information including Social Security, credit card statements or applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information and insurance records.

Shredding will be on-site and the shredded paper will be recycled.

For more information, call Smith’s office during regular business hours at 412-571-2169 or 866-736-7477, or visit

• A computer and electronic recycling event will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 10 at South Hills Assembly of God, 2725 Bethel Church Road. The event is free.

The recycling is available for all state residents and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Items to be recycled are desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, hard drives, cellular telephones, iPods, MP3 players, VCRs, DVDs, holiday lights, cable boxes, ink, toner, printers, computer mice, floppy drives, typewriters and more.

On-site hard drive destruction will be available for $10.


The Bridgeville Community Outreach Center, 715 Washington Ave., will be open the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to provide 40-pound food boxes, winter coats, baby diapers and formula and emergency supply boxes.

The Outreach Center is sponsored by local churches and ministries in the borough, and is operated by Journey Church.


Tony Janflone Jr. will be featured at the Town Park Second Sunday series at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Admission is free.

Castle Shannon

The Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department’s carnival will continue to Aug. 3.

Cecil Township

Residents who had water damage from the storms between June 27 and July 12 are asked to call the Cecil Township Municipal offices during normal business hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 724-745-2227.


Every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the Farmer’s Market is open at the McDonald Trail Station.

• For planning in advance, the Heritage Library will hold a “History at Heritage” Civil War reenactment by the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 31.

Reenactment troops will present weapon firing, drill demonstrations, an era medical talk and a book signing.

Mt. Lebanon

The First Fridays event Aug. 2 features Left of the Dial with City Dwelling Nature Seekers.

In addition to the live bands, First Fridays will have street performers, acts on the Second Stage by the municipal building and strolling performers with participating businesses holding sidewalk sales.

• Woody waste curbside collection will be held Aug. 10. To make a reservation, call public works at 412-343-3403 between Aug. 5 and no later than 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to have your yard waste of shrubs, tree branches and limbs picked up at curbside.

Peters Township

The 13th annual fishing derby at Peters Lake Park is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10. The event is for children in grades K-5. Registration is at the Community Recreation Center or at the event. The fishing derby is sponsored by the township and the McMurray Rotary Club. Awards will be given for the largest, smallest, first and most fish caught. The fee is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents.

• The Lt. Dan Band will hold a concert at Stage AE in Pittsburgh Aug. 9 with the proceeds to benefit the building fund for Doug and Alexis Abraham Vitale. Doug Vitale was severely wounded in Afghanistan nearly two years ago when he lost both legs and suffered head trauma. The Smart Home to be built in Peters will accommodate his needs.

Upper St. Clair

Go geocaching with your dog Aug. 17 at the Outdoor Classroom Learning Lab. The event is free. Bring the family pet to the first dog-friendly event where there will be activities and temporary caches for people and dogs.

The Pittsburgh Area Geocaching Association will have raffles and door prizes.

All dogs must be on a leash, well mannered and up-to-date on shots. For more information, visit or

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