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8/25/15

Since celebrating its first season in 2011, the North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Memorial Garden, located in Bellevue, has produced more than 10,000 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables for distribution in NHCO's three food pantries, which serve nearly 1,700 local families annually.

8/25/15

Since celebrating its first season in 2011, the North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Memorial Garden, located in Bellevue, has produced more than 10,000 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables for distribution in NHCO's three food pantries, which serve nearly 1,700 local families annually.

8/25/15

Northgate School District will partner with the YMCA to continue the district’s community swim program, which allows community residents to use the high school pool during the fall, winter and spring at minimal cost.

School board president Gary Palladin said that in addition to continuing the past community program, YMCA members now also will get to use the pool as part of their membership benefits. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla said that details of the agreement with the YMCA are still being worked out, and could include the school district being paid for those YMCA members.

8/25/15

The Northgate School Board voted unanimously Monday to enter into a new contract for employment with superintendent Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla.

The five-year contract will contain the same terms as Pasquerilla’s current contract, which guarantees a 2 percent annual salary increase, and an additional 2 percent increase if the superintendent meets specific criteria set by the board. He was awarded the full 4 percent increase for the past fiscal year, so will start the new contract with a salary of $136,715.

Blogs

08.29.15

By now, any of you not living under a rock know that The Pitttsburgh Steelers have hired dog fighting poster child Michael Vick, and you more than likely have formed an opinion on that. In an area as crazy about dogs as it is about football, the hiring was bound to result in some epic battle lines being drawn. I do believe the Steelers grossly underestimated the fallout from this decision.

But I am not here to rehash the many, many stories published by the media or the vicious battles being waged on social media. I am here to tell you about Phoenix.

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Emsworth Council has a new member. Pictured here, Mayor Dee Quinn swears in new council member Jolene Bennett. Bennett takes over for former council member Geoff Barnes, who moved out of the borough recently. Bennett was chosen from among two applicants for the seat. The term of office will end in January, when the seat will be filled by the results of the November general election, or a new appointment for a two-year term.

Photo by Nancy Whyte for The Citizen

Events

Sat, 2015-08-22

Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor the eighth annual “Great Avalon Yard Sale” on Saturday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

To find the yard sales, stop at the church located at 638 California Ave. and receive a free map.

Borough residents who wish to participate should call (412)761-4010 or (412)761-5416 to be placed on the map. To help with advertising expenses, a $10 donation is requested.

Fri, 2015-08-21 - Mon, 2015-09-07

Avalon swimming pool will go to a limited schedule as the pending school year begins whittling away at its workforce.
Parks committee chair Ralph Cortese said that the pool will be open until Aug. 24, then will close until the weekend of Aug. 29-30. It also will be open Sept. 4-7 from noon until 6 p.m. before closing for the winter.