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Leetsdale, Moon plan July 4 celebrations

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Bus detour in Leetsdale

Due to the Leetsdale parade on July 4, Port Authority will temporarily detour its 14 Ohio Valley bus route from 1 p.m. to about 3 p.m.

Thirteen inbound stops and 11 outbound stops will temporarily be discontinued during the duration of the parade, according to Port Authority.

Three inbound and three outbound stops will be established along Route 65 to accommodate passengers.

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Moon road closure around fireworks

Ewing Road will close to all traffic at 9:45 p.m., Moon Township police Chief Leo McCarthy said. The road will reopen at 10:45 p.m.

Drop-off and pick-up will not be available during that time, he said.

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Several local communities will host Fourth of July activities.

Leetsdale

Leetsdale will kick off Fourth of July festivities with a parade at 2 p.m. starting at Quaker Village Shopping Center.

The parade will head north on Beaver Street to Broad Street and end at Henle Park.

It will feature Quaker Valley and Northgate marching bands, the University of Pittsburgh Drumline, classic cars, vintage military vehicles, local police cars and firetrucks.

Live music will be featured on the new bandstand at Henle Park from 3 to 9 p.m. Performances include local bands Modern Insurgency from 3 to 5 p.m. and Eldorado from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bingo also will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. The splash pad also will be open all day for children.

Zambelli Internationale fireworks will top off the day at dusk.

Moon Township

Moon Parks and Recreation will host its annual Independence Day Celebration July 4 in Moon Park.

Children's activities start at 4 p.m., live entertainment will be featured at 7 p.m. and fireworks by Zambelli Internationale will follow after 10:15 p.m.

Scheduled to perform are: Arena's Performing Arts Centre, the Stony River Boys and Sarah Marince.

Featured guests include former WTAE-TV meteorologist and original member of the Moon Parks Advisory Board, Joe DeNardo; master of ceremonies Jack Bogut, of WJAS-AM 1320; and local members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans.

Moon Township salutes the 911th Air Force Reserve in honor of its 50 years.

Edgeworth

Children are invited to decorate their bicycles and pedal in the annual Fourth of July Bike Parade in Edgeworth.

Participants are asked to assemble at Edgeworth Elementary School by 9:45 a.m. July 4. Edgeworth police and firefighters from Cochran Hose Company will escort bicyclists.

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