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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

07.18.15

Let me start out by saying that I feel bad for Bellevue Council parks and recreation committee chair Lynn Tennant Heffley. She's taking the heat for decisions that are being made by a lot of other people. It's part of the nature of doing anything by committee, which can be both a blessing and a curse. The curse part comes in when, as chair, you have the duty to announce the decisions and reasoning of the whole committee. It's a double curse when the committee is saying stupid stuff, which is the case in the recent decision not to substantially change the rules at Bayne Park.

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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.