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'Little Women' is a new production of old classic

| Wednesday, April 27, 2011

If you are looking for some entertainment this weekend, head over to the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale to see a production of "Little Women," a musical to be performed Thursday through Saturday at the theater. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $11. There is also a dinner and theater package held in conjunction with Miss Martha's Tearoom for $25. For information or reservations, call 724-887-0887.

A big congratulations to the students of the Ramsay Elementary School who raised $2,000 in their recent "Helping Hands" event. The students had a goal of $1,000 so they doubled what they wanted -- great jobs kids.

Another kudo goes out to the faculty members at the Mt. Pleasant High School who participated in the "Schools on the Move" project. The 37 members who participated clocked enough exercise and ate healthy enough to place third in their first time out -- way to go everyone.

Working towards a Memorial Day deadline, Ken Colbert of Ruffsdale is in the process of gathering names to be placed on the new Central Honor Roll. Colbert is seeking information on any World War II veteran from Central and is also interested in any photos from the original dedication or any information from the original honor roll. To contact Colbert, call 724-887-4365. The new Central Honor Roll will be dedicated at 2 p.m. May 29.

Relay for Life will hold its first fundraiser in the form of a scavenger hunt on May 15. The event will take participants to the boroughs of Mt. Pleasant and Scottdale to solve 12 clues. Cost for the event is $25 per person or $50 for a team. Registrations must be received before May 6. For more information, contact a Relay team member or Natasha Shawley, fundraising chairwoman, at 724-547-1906 or e-mail at

Kindergarten sign-up is now taking place for the Mt. Pleasant Area School District. Registration for kindergarten must be completed by Saturday. Children who are being registered must be age 5 years by Sept. 1. Contact the school that the child will be registered for more information at 724-547-4100.

The Mt. Pleasant Public Library is featuring spring baskets for raffle. Stop in today to try a chance on a basket while helping to support the library.

A fundraiser is now in process for Gerro, our police department K-9 officer. The department is selling T-shirts for $12 that bare his image. All proceeds from the T-shirt sale will go towards Gerro's upkeep. For information, call 724-547-7210 after 3 p.m.

Applications for the new video wall are now available at the borough office. Veterans can have their names put on the new video wall for $100 or have their photos and a brief history added for $120. The new wall is expected to be ready for viewing for the July 3 celebration at the gazebo.

Mt. Pleasant will be hosting its first community yard sale on June 11. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits will not be required for that day.

The genealogical library located in the DAR mansion is now open to the public. The library will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The library will be open until October.

The Gluten Free support group now meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Because of the success of the group, it is now being held in the In-Town-Shops. The May 10 meeting will be a special event that will be held at Nino's. Those attending the meetings will be able to choose a gluten-free item from the menu. For information, call 724-542-9745.

Attention all crafters and growers. The Mt. Pleasant farmers market will be returning to the borough this summer. Sponsored by the Business District Authority, the group is seeking farmers, crafters and vendors to take part in the market that will be held starting on June 29. The farmers market will then be held from 2 to 6 p.m. weekly through late fall. For information, call 724-552-5233.

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. The next recycling dates will be May 2 and 3.

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