Across the South Hills – Aug. 7

Published Aug 7, 2013 at 6:57 am (Updated Aug 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm)

Bethel Park

South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM), 5301 Park Ave., Bethel Park is asking for help to restock its food pantry shelves. SHIM typically experiences a decrease in food donations during the summer when schools are out of session, youth groups take a break and families go on vacation. As a result, the food inventory for pantry users is extremely low. Families rely on SHIM’s food pantries to keep food on the table through the summer months when grocery bills rise as children are home for the summer.

SHIM is asking organizations and businesses to organize food drives to support its pantries at both the Bethel Park and Prospect Park locations, which together serve more than 350 South Hills families each month. A list of most-needed items can be found at

For more information, contact Ann Callen at 412-854-9120.


Canon-McMillan School District is accepting nominations for its Hall of Honor that recognizes individuals who, through their accomplishments or contributions, have distinguished themselves in academia, athletics, arts, citizenry or valor.

Nominees should be alumni or other community members who have made significant contributions to the district community and are at least 30 years old.

The district has a Hall of Honor football game when new members are announced and members are inducted at a banquet in their honor and plaques are unveiled.

Nomination forms are on the district’s website, and at the high school or the administration building, 1 N. Jefferson Ave. Deadline is Aug. 9.

• The final day of the Town Park Pool regular schedule will be noon-6 p.m. Aug. 25. The pool will be open from noon-6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Labor Day, Sept. 2 is the final day the pool will be open.

Green Tree

Green Tree Adult Co-ed Softball League is for teams only with games beginning in September. Sign-up is by 4 p.m. Aug. 23.

Teams must have a maximum of 15 players with at least five woman playing on the field at all time. Games are six innings and are played at Hemlock Field in Green Tree Park. The cost is $150 a team. Players must be 18 years of age or older.

Visit for a registration form, or visit

Mt. Lebanon

Work is set to begin on Mt. Lebanon’s two Washington Road parking garages, which are receiving a $400,000 facelift. Beginning Aug. 12, both the North Parking Garage (opposite Cedar Boulevard) and the South Garage (adjacent to the Municipal Building) will temporarily lose a few dozen spaces with some changes in traffic flow. While the work will not cause significant parking shortages, drivers should allow a little extra time when coming Uptown to ensure they can get to appointments on time.

The fifth and sixth floors of the South Garage will be closed and the entrance will be via Municipal Way, off Florida Avenue, around the back of the garage. People will use the outdoor stairs to get to Washington Road. People with mobility issues may prefer to park on the street, in a surface lot or in the North Garage. Traffic will exit the garage as usual.

The top floor of the North Garage will be closed. All other spots and the elevator will be usable. Work will be completed by Nov. 12.

For updates as the project progresses, visit

Peters Township

A chess camp will be held for those ages 6 and older, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 12-16. Those who did not attend the first camp earlier this summer are eligible to participate.

The fee is $35 for members and $53 for non-members of the Peters Township Recreation Center.

Eric Berthoud will be the instructor. Sign up at the rec center. There are a minimum of six in the class and a maximum of 24.

Upper St. Clair

The Community and Recreation Center will be closed beginning Aug. 18 and reopen Aug. 24 for annual maintenance. The outdoor pool will remain open. Areas to be addressed will be to drain and acid wash the indoor lap pool, leisure pool and spa, and to repair plaster as needed; apply new concrete stain around the perimeter of the lap and leisure pools; clean and wax indoor play structure and slides.

Also, maintenance will disassemble and clean all pool equipment including chlorinators, acid feeders, Diatomaceous Earth Filters and Ultraviolet Light Sanitation Systems; inspect and grease all circulating and feature pumps; visually inspect and clean all boilers, heat exchangers and change air filters. The gym floor area and Exercise Room 2 will be cleaned and prepared for a new floor finish; apply one coat of oil modified 350 VOC Polyurethane Gymnasium Floor Finish. Walls will be painted throughout the facility and all VCT tile floors will be stripped and refinished.All ceramic tile and carpet in the center will be machine-scrubbed.

• South West Communities Chamber of Commerce will host a summer evening of networking 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Piccolina’s, Pinebridge Commons, 1580 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair. There will be gourmet hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and prizes. Members will receive complimentary admission and guests and non-members are $5. Bring business cards for networking and door prize drawing.

Reservations are required by Aug. 12, to the chamber at 412-221-4100 or at

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