Ribbon cutting marks Ardmore rehabilitation
Forest Hills officials will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 to celebrate the opening of the newly resurfaced/redesigned Ardmore Boulevard and accompanying new sidewalk.
The ceremony will be conducted near the intersection with Filmore Road.
Attendees will include State Sen. Jay Costa, a Forest Hills Democrat; U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, a Swissvale Democrat; Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District Engineer Ray Hack; Council President Rich Kotler; Mayor Ken Gormley and other members of council; and Tony Russo, general manager of the Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority.
Lane Construction, the PennDOT contractor, completed reconstruction work last week on the westbound side of Ardmore. Touch up work and striping may cause minor delays during the remainder of October.
Work accomplished includes the replacement of the driving surface and base on Ardmore, a shift in the number of travel lanes from three to two wider lanes and the installation of a new sidewalk from Newport Road to Filmore Road.
The 'United We Stand' Community Flea Market will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CCAC Boyce Campus (in the gymnasium) on Nov. 4. All proceeds will benefit the Disaster Relief Fund. Donated merchandise is needed and can be dropped off at Boyce Campus on 6 to 8:30 p.m., Nov. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3.
Items are to be in good condition, but no tires, automotive parts or large appliances will be accepted. Volunteers are needed for three hour shifts to sort and price items on Friday and Saturday and to staff sales tables on Sunday.
Contact Sandy Kephart at (412) 372-8044 to volunteer.
Students at the St. Angela Merici School in White Oak are honoring emergency service workers with a 'Thank you cookout' at 5 p.m., Thursday.
The cookout will occur at the St. Angela Merici School gym at 1640 Fawcett Avenue in White Oak. Contact principal Lynn McFarland at (412) 672-2360 for more information.
Homestead council will vote next month on whether to accept a U.S. Department of Justice grant to help buy a new vehicle to be used for the K-9 unit.
The borough will have to match 10 percent of the $10,614 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.
At council's agenda meeting last week, police Chief Mark Zuger said the current K-9 vehicle, a 1994 model, had more than 100,000 miles on it when the borough bought it from the county District Attorney's office in September 1998.
He said the warranty on the vehicle expired in June and it would not be worth spending about $130 a year to renew it.
Woodland Hills schools
The Woodland Hills School District is seeking donations for a family left homeless by a fire in North Braddock on Sunday. The district has established a collection point at Edgewood Primary School at 241 Maple Ave. in Edgewood. The district is calling for clothing for:
The family also is in need of bedding, furniture, lamps, dishes and any household goods. Anyone with questions about donations should call Edgewood Primary counselor Dina Veltre-Miller at (412) 731-2238.