Briefs – Dec. 11

Published Dec 11, 2013 at 6:33 am (Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 11:15 am)

Volunteers needed

A gift wrapping event for the Be a Santa to a Senior program will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Home Instead Senior Care, Bethel Park.

Gift delivery will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 16.

To volunteer to help, call 1-888-296-2411 ext. 4968.

KO posts online survey

The Keystone Oaks School District will conduct an online survey to gain a better understanding of how the district is perceived and what its priorities should be moving forward.

The results of the survey will play a key role in the district’s strategic plan development.

Through Dec. 15, Keystone Oaks will activate a series of electronic surveys specifically geared at different key groups within the community, including students, staff, elementary, middle and high school parents, and members of the community at-large.

Survey questions will range from communication efforts to course offerings to extracurricular opportunities.

Surveys will be posted on the district’s website through Dec. 15 and any resident from Castle Shannon, Dormont or Green Tree who wishes to participate in the 15-20 minute survey can do so by visiting

2014 Dog licenses available

Dog licenses for 2014 are now available for purchase from county treasurers. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

“Dog ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities, and licensing your dog is on the top of the list,” said Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig. “Buying a dog license is easy and affordable, and dog owners can purchase a license at their local county treasurer’s office, through agents and online.”

An annual dog license is $8.45, or $6.45 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification, such as a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and people with disabilities may be eligible for discounts.

The dog license application requests owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, including name, age, breed and color.

For more information, including a list of county treasurers, call 717-787-5085, or visit

Holiday Party

Kizmit Boutique in Bridgevile is hosting its holiday party 3-8 p.m. Dec. 13. Guests will be treated to wine, cheese and exclusive discounts. For more information, call 412-221-5151.

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