Support group to discuss how to strengthen immune system
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Join the Herbalicious Gluten-Free Living Support Group at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 for “Strengthening Your Immune System.” Light refreshments will be served. The group meets at Herbalicious, 612 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant; call 724-542-9745 to register and for more information. There is no fee to attend and everyone who eats gluten-free or who wants to find out more about a gluten-free diet is welcome.
St. Raymond's of the Mountains is holding a Night at the Races on Feb. 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by the races starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person which includes entrance, food and beverage. For more information, call 724-593-7479.
The Visitation Parish Finance Council will sponsor a Mardi Gras Night at the Races Feb. 9 in the Visitation Community Center, Walnut Street, Mt. Pleasant. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments being available from 6 p.m. and the races starting sharply at 7 p.m. Ten races plus an auction race make for an enjoyable evening. Tickets will be sold at the door. Mark your calendar and plan on attending.
The St. Pius X Holy Name Society will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 at the St. Pius social hall. Tickets will be $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 11 and children age 2 and younger will eat for free.!
There is still time to get your Rotary calendar for the new year. You have only missed a few weeks of the new year and the calendars are available at the First Niagara Bank at the Countryside Plaza. The calendars all have one, three-digit number and if your number matches the evening drawing on the Pennsylvania Lottery then you win money. Each day throughout the entire year is worth a winning of $25 to $500. Proceeds from the calendar go to local charities and non-profit organizations. The calendars are $25.
Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale and Youngwood all offer recycling of live Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Pleasant Street Department building and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Greenridge Reclamation site.
The American Legion is starting up a new club for motorcycle riders who are members or who qualify to be members of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion or the Legion Auxiliary. The new club will be called the Legion Riders. For more information, call 724-547-8972 or 724-547-2430.
The new glass exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and is free to visit. The exhibit is located in the In-Town Shops along Main Street. The exhibit features glassware from Bryce Brothers, L.E. Smith Glass and Lenox Crystal.
The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is now officially accepting membership. The money generated from the members will keep the facility open and will hopefully help to transform the exhibit into a permanent museum, one that can be enjoyed by visitors and residents for years to come. Membership forms are available at the exhibit and in other locations in town.
And while we are on the subject of the glass exhibit, organizers are also looking for some volunteers to help with the running of the exhibit. Volunteers only need to give a few hours a week. Interested parties can stop in and inquire about needed dates and times.
A great way to start the new year is by donating blood, and a few drives are scheduled. There will be a blood drive held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Christ United Methodist Church located at 203 Market St. in Scottdale.
The monthly food pantry will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of every month at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. There is also a clothes pantry open at that time and all items are free of charge.
If you are a resident of the Mt. Pleasant Township, your monthly recycling date will be the first Thursday of a full week of each month. If you do not have a container from your recycling company, use any container that you have but please mark it as recyclable.
Speaking of recycling, there is now a paper recycle bin that is located outside of the Shop Demo Depot here in the borough. The paper is recycled as a fundraising project.
You can also now recycle all your corded objects at Shop Demo Depot. The garbage companies will no longer accept anything appliance or electronic that have cords so take your items to Shop Demo Depot.
We are doing a great job recycling here in the borough so let's keep it up. Items that can be recycled include glass, plastics, cans, newspapers, phone books, magazines, junk mail, cardboard that has been folded, bundled and tied and not taped. Remember, no pizza boxes. If you have more items then you have recycling containers, you can feel free to use any container that you have for items. Simply mark on the container that it is a recycle container. The next recycling days will be Monday and Tuesday.
Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.
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