Officials put finishing touches on new community guide
Glassport officials are putting the final touches on a map and community directory that will be sent to borough residents.
“It's actually the second time we did it,” borough secretary Nancy Piazza-Whaby said. “The first time was about 10 years ago.”
The Peters Township-based company PRINT is publishing the guide, which will include a map of the borough, important community information and advertisements for local businesses.
Banks, grocers, churches and insurance agencies are among those who have purchased spots in the publication.
Meeting times and dates and information about recreation, volunteer opportunities, the crime watch and public safety will be featured.
Glassport Mayor Michael Evanovich thinks the publication will appeal to all borough residents, especially those who have moved to the community recently.
“It's been a while (since the last community guide was produced) and we have new people living here,” the mayor said. “Venues change names and change hands. This is going to give people a better handle of what's going on.”
The Glassport Community Directory will be mass mailed to all residents.
Council president Eugene Skerkoski said residents should keep it when it arrives. “We're doing it to promote Glassport.”
Rich Farmer, who owns Max & Odi's restaurant, said he placed an ad for his business in the guide. “It shows that you care about the community. And people still don't know that I'm located here, even after four years. You want to show them that you're here and show some support for your community.”
The publication is expected to include a letter to the community from Evanovich and Skerkoski highlighting the borough's strengths as a self-contained and walkable community.
PRINT owner Brenda Wilson said her company has created guides for communities throughout the state and New Jersey.
“It's all the basic things you need to know about the place you live,” said Wilson, who noted the full-color Glassport guide will measure about 6-by-9 inches when folded and three times that large when opened up.
The guide is expected to be mailed to homes within the month.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Additional negotiating session fails to resolve threatened East Allegheny strike
- 2nd area Speedway store nears completion
- ‘Shocker’ tourney honors memory of pro wrestler from McKeesport
- Electrical problem sparks fire in McKeesport truck
- East Allegheny officials confirm strike, notify parents
- Mon River Fleet seeks nominations for Women of Achievement awards
- McKeesport Area teacher fired amid sex scandal returns to school
- Return to classes means it’s time to strike up the bands once again
- Elizabeth Forward School District fosters high-tech culture
- Students’ use of iPads a minefield
- Property transfer blurs lines of Penn-McKee restoration efforts