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Public can help design district website

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The West Jefferson Hills School District has partnered with eSchoolView to design a new district website, and the community's help is needed.

Residents are asked to take a survey to offer their opinions. Visit, click the link in the new website announcement and fill out the 10-question survey.

Answers received will be used by the district and eSchoolView to customize a website.

The Deadline for the survey is Monday.

For more information, call Tony Sonita at the administration building, 412-644-8450, Ext. 2233.

Memorial Day in Jefferson Hills

Memorial Day, May 26, will be celebrated in Jefferson Hills Borough with wreath-laying ceremonies and remarks by Mayor Jan Cmar at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Floreffe Fire Hall. It will be followed by a parade to Lobb's Cemetery.

State Rep. Rick Saccone (R-39) will deliver remarks at the cemetery. Local veterans groups, Scouts, firefighters, school district officials and other organizations will participate in this event.

The women's auxiliary will provide refreshments after the ceremony.

History center curator

The public is invited to join the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society for its May 28 program at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, 925 Old Clairton Road.

The speaker will be Leslie Przybylek, curator of history of the Sen. John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

Pleasant Hills Lions Club

The Pleasant Hills Lions Club Farmers Market takes place every Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m., from May 29 through Oct. 9 in the parking lot behind the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church on Old Clairton Road.

For eight years, proceeds have been distributed among local charities and organizations, as well as via the Lions Club International's efforts to eradicate blindness.

Each week, the market typically attracts 500 to 900 customers who purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meat, pies, jams, flowers and a variety of baked breads and rolls.

Crafters and home product vendors will be added to the event this season. Crafters or home-product vendors are invited to contact Lion Tom Daugherty at 412-653-5177.

Fish for Fun Day

The Jefferson Hills Recreation Board will host its 13th annual Fish for Fun Day on May 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at Peters Creek in Jefferson Hills.

Registration will be held at Waterman Road and Peters Creek Road. Bring a bucket to this catch-and-release program. Fishermen should provide their own equipment, but bait will be provided. All children will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Lunch will be provided.

Recreation registration

Registration for the Summer Recreation Program are continuing at Jefferson Hills Library until June 2 for Jefferson Hills and West Elizabeth children ages 5 to 12.

The program is scheduled for July 7 through 31 and will be held at Gill Hall Park for children ages 5 to 8 and at 885 Andrew Reilly Memorial Park for children ages 9 to 12, from 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information, call Jane Milner at 412-655-7741.

Yard waste

From June to September, Jefferson Hills residents can deposit yard waste in a staffed drop-off trash bin in the municipal center's back parking lot by the library entrance on the second Saturday of every month.

Clippings and cuttings will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Yard waste, which includes grass clippings, leaves, weeds, hedge cuttings, limbs and branches not to exceed 3 inches in diameter or 48 inches in length, must be placed in bio-degradable bags.

This month, spring yard waste of twigs and debris will be picked up according to the recycling schedule. During the last week of October and November, trash haulers will pick up leaf waste during the regular trash pick-up

For more information, call the borough of Jefferson Hills at 412-655-7760.

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