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Residents take to parks, trails and eating ice cream

Renatta Signorini
| Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday's warm weather brought residents out of their homes and to local parks in search of a respite from chilly weather.

Pat and Mike Zidek from East Vandergrift checked out a couple fishing spots at Crooked Creek Park yesterday afternoon with their granddaughter Bailey. Pat Zidek saw plenty of people working in their yards while the group was driving around, but said it's too early for those kinds of activities.

They fished for "whatever bites," while enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures, which aren't expected to last. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is predicting high temperatures between the 30s and 50s for the next several days.

Friday is the first official day of spring.

Local residents took advantage of yesterday's weather by going for walks in nearby parks and trails or getting ice cream. The parking lot at Speedy's Tasty Treats in Manor Township was full at one point yesterday afternoon.

John Kainsey of Delmont fished in the Crooked Creek Lake yesterday amid gusty winds. He came with his wife and 4-year-old daughter.

It was their first time fishing of the year, they purchased licenses yesterday, Kainsey said.

"We never been here before, we wanted to check it out," he said. "It's just such a beautiful day."

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