Across the South Hills

Published Oct 2, 2013 at 6:29 am (Updated Oct 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm)

Bethel Park

• The Bethel Park Crime Watch is hosting a celebration dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, in the community center on Park Avenue.

The dinner will honor the seven Bethel Park police officers who have guided the Crime Watch program over the years, as well as celebrate the program’s current success.

Tickets are $15 and include a Pasta Too ziti and meatball dinner, soft drinks and dessert.

Tickets will be available until Oct. 12 in the Bethel Park Police Record Room from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or by calling 412-526-3427.

The Bethel Park Crime Watch is a group of more than 1,000 residents who volunteer to keep a close eye on their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity to police.

For more information about Crime Watch or the dinner, contact Officer Tom Rigatti at 412-851-0504.

• The Bethel Park Republican Committee is hosting a public forum for Bethel Park School director candidates at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the municipal building. Candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions and query the other candidates on important issues currently facing the school district. For further information, email"> or call 412-440-3963.


Leaf clean-up begins the week of Oct. 14 until the first week of December, weather permitting. Pick-up will follow the street sweeper schedule. For a complete listing, visit the borough’s website at or call the borough office.

Rake leaves in a pile at the curb for the sweeper to pickup. The brush grinder program runs in November and follows the street sweeper schedule. Trimmings and limbs will be accepted and are to be placed at the curb. Logs must be no larger than 12 inches in diameter. All brush must be free and clear of roots and dirt.


Because of the ongoing renovations at the borough building, council meetings will be held in the Frank Sarris Public Library, 35 N. Jefferson Ave. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. The Oct. 7 meeting will be held in Meeting Room 1, and the Oct. 14 meeting will be held in the computer room.

Castle Shannon

Clean House Days will be held Oct. 10 and 17. Items not normally collected with the regular trash such as construction materials, scrap metal, aluminum and large brush will be disposed. Items must be placed at the curb on the normal pick-up day.

State laws prohibit the collection of paint, oil, petroleum products, batteries, appliances containing Freon, chemicals, engine or car parts, and hazardous or infectious wastes. Tires are no longer being collected. Leaf waste days are Oct. 21 and 28, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2. Leaf waste should be placed at the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before pickup and must be in biodegradable bags.

Call the administration office at 412-885-9200, ext. 100 with questions.


The first of three public workshops will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 by borough council to discuss the 2014 budget. The Oct. 16 workshop will address expenditures.

Green Tree

Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Western Pennsylvania pinwheel flower garden near the Green Tree exit ramp to pull out the garden. Individuals and groups are welcome, and community service hours are available.

For information, call 412-921-1110 or email">

Mt. Lebanon

Members of local South Hills community art leagues will hold an Art Show and Sale Oct. 11-20 at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. A reception will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

• Family Hospice and Palliative Care is accepting names to be memorialized on its Celebration of Life Wall, which provides a meaningful way to memorialize loved ones.

The granite structure is on the grounds of The Center for Compassionate Care, Family Hospice’s inpatient center in Mt. Lebanon.

For a $1,000 donation to Family Hospice, the name of a loved one will be permanently inscribed on the 20 by 6 foot wall near an outdoor statuary garden. The Celebration of Life Wall can accommodate more than 1,000 names. Donations made by Oct. 20 will ensure names being added to the Wall.

To learn more and to reserve a space on the Wall, visit, or call 412-572-8457.

• A woody waste curbside collection will be held Oct. 5. To make a reservation for pickup, call the public works department at 412-343-3403 no later than Oct. 3 to have yard and waste picked up at curbside. Waste is limited to shrubs, tree branches and limbs.

Peters Township

Bob Agnew of North Strabane will be the guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Oct. 9, meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters camera club at the Peters Township Library.

The landscape and nature photographer will show some of his artistic images. He will talk about things he has learned along the way and refer to his extensive travels around the United States for the greatest images of the country.

At 9 a.m. Oct. 26, club members will travel to a country farm near Burgettstown for a photographic field trip.

Club meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Jim McNutt at 724-747-1300 or email">

• Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department is seeking qualified individuals for part-time front desk positions at the community recreation center.

Applications are available online and at the recreation center. Call 724-942-5000 or email">

South West Chamber

The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce will hold a Cheers for Beers, its 39th celebration, from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe. There will be a variety of Pittsburgh craft beers, food and music. For information visit">, or call 412-221-4100.

Upper St. Clair

Sunrise Senior Living, Upper St. Clair, will host an art auction from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3, featuring artwork by residents of Sunrise and children from schools and daycares in the area. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

• A developmental play group for parents and infants and toddlers with special needs will meet once a month with the time and rotation to be determined by group members. The group is intended to allow parents to meet other parents with a special needs child and to share experiences. The cost is $25 an hour with a group.

Contact Stacy for more information as spaces are limited. Call 412-212-1139 or email">

• The Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair is selling Panthers stadium blankets that are plush, machine washable and great for fall football games. The size is extra large at 60 inches by 80 inches. The price is $60. To place an order, go to to print an order form.

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