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Calvin United Methodist Church to hold rummage sale

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 5:53 p.m.

A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Calvin United Methodist Church, Mulberry Street, Scottdale.

A boot drive will be held 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday for the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department.

The Connellsville-Scottdale Salvation Army Service Center, 300 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, will participate in the 10th annual Connellsville Community Yard Sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Stop by and check out what is available. The center appreciates all who donated items for the sale. The money raised from the sale will help the center operate.

The food bank doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church, Market Street, Scottdale. If this is the first time you have visited the food bank, bring proper identification. For more information, call 412-916-2319.

The Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. May 9 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale. New members are welcome.

A special Mother's Day brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Miss Martha's Tea Room, 165 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Cost is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 6 to 10. For more information, call 724-887-6574.

For your information, during major league baseball season, fans eat enough hot dogs to stretch from National Park in Washington, D.C., to AT&T Park in San Francisco. That makes the amount of hot dogs fans consume during “hot dog season” from Memorial Day to Labor Day — 7 billion.

Fireworks will be displayed at the Pittsburgh Pirates game on Saturday.

I hope you brought your ticket for the 23rd annual Celebrity Golf Classic to be held May 3 at the Pleasant Valley County Club. For more information, call 724-547-9622 or visit

James Miller Jr. is to be congratulated for earning a silver medal in restaurant service in the Family, Career and Community Leaders event held recently at Seven Springs Resort. He is a student at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center.

Also to be congratulated, for the fourth consecutive year, a team of WCCC students won the Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl that tested their knowledge of nutrition, safety and sanitation, and the art of modern cooking. The WCCC team was the top seed and played four undefeated rounds in the “Jeopardy”-style competition to win a gold medal. Securing the regional conference title qualifies the team to compete at the ACF national convention, which will be held this July in Las Vegas. Scottdale is proud of all of you.

An Everson couple, James Robert and Wanda Kessler, will journey to the Vatican to present their portraits to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II. To order prints of these papal paintings, call 724-880-0782 or visit

There are three important days to remember our veterans this month by flying the American flag: May 8, V.E. Day; May 18, Armed Forces Day; and May 27, Memorial Day.

Starting May 20, summer credit courses will start at Westmoreland County Community College. For more information, visit or call 800-262-2103.

Congratulations to Jim Pallygus on being appointed as the Second Ward councilman. Good luck in all your future decisions you will make for the borough.

A thank you goes out to Charles Echard for his project of putting bluebird boxes at the bike trail. It will enhance the beauty of the location and the bluebirds will be happy. It was so great of you to think of this project for your Eagle badge.

Since spring has finally sprung, a friendly reminder as you visit the parks, your pets cannot be in the parks. An ordinance has been established stating the information.

Westmoreland County Community College has a Homeland Security Class this summer. If interested, visit or call 800-262-2103, ext. 4077.

Get your fishing pole and bait for “Fish for Free” day on May 27. Thanks to the Fish and Boat Commission of Pennsylvania, you don't have to have a fishing license to fish that day. For more information, call 814-445-8974 or visit

Readers, enjoy the week with outside activities and sprucing up your yard. It will make you feel good accomplishing something.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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