Sunday is Grandparents Day

| Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 7:34 p.m.

Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. By presidential proclamation, National Grandparents Day was first celebrated Sept. 6, 1979, and has been observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day ever since. So to all you grandparents and grand buddies out there, have a wonderful day on Sunday.

The Scottdale Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the borough building, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road. If you have information to be put on the meeting agenda, call 724-887-8220.

The Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department will hold its first Fallen Heroes 5-K run/walk race honoring the fallen heros of 9-11 on Wednesday. Start time will be 7 p.m. You can mail the registration fee of $20 plus name, address, age and phone number and whether you are participating in the walk or run part of the race to Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 73, Scottdale, PA 15683. Please help make this a success venture for the fire department.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will oppose the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, at 1 p.m. Sunday (televised on CBS). Remember, all NFL teams are implementing a new safety policy at stadiums to make the security process more efficient and effective. The policy affects the type and size of bags that are permitted into the stadium — not the items that you normally need to bring to a game. Each fan may carry in their pockets items such as keys, makeup, combs, phones, wallets, and credit cards. Fans will continue to be able to carry in blankets and jackets. To see more on this policy, visit:

A food bank distribution will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christ United Methodist Church, Market Street, Scottdale. The door will open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the food bank coordinator at 412-916-2319.

The Scottdale Fall Festival Committee is looking for volunteers. The event is held the third weekend in September. For more information on this, visit the festival website at or like the festival on facebook.

Congratulations to Levi, Gloria and Elizabeth Miller on their bike trip from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. What an adventure for family to accomplish.

You don't have to drive to Pittsburgh to your job because there is a local van pool. For more information on this commute, call 888-819-6110 or Lynn Koza at 724-887-7118.

Westmoreland County Community College Band & Choir seeks musicians and singers; call Dr. Roderick Booker at 724-925-5976 or email

Free home safety checks are available to anyone age 60 or older through Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are replaced or installed and bathroom grab bars and stairway handrail installations also are available to those in need. For more information, call Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action at 724-542-4117 or email

An easy way to contribute to the Scottdale Public Library is by using for your internet searches.

A clothing bin is located at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Painter Street, Everson. Clothing and shoes are accepted. St. Vincent DePaul is sponsoring this event.

My birthday is on Saturday and so is the birthday of my friend Margie Rocheck.

Readers, keep track of your friends birthday os you can call them, email and of course send a card, which is wonderful to receive. That is the special day for each individual and should be treated as such.

Happy birthday wishes to Margie and I hope you have many more healthy, wealthy, happy ones in your future.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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