Monday, October 22, 2012
Time to grab a rake or blower and properly dispose of the leaves that fall in your yard. Here's leaf collection information for Edgewood, Forest Hills, Swissvale, Regent Square and Churchill.
The autumn leaves that make for beautiful scenery in the Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch area soon become a property owners problem once they hit the ground. Each of the local municipalities has its own regulations regarding leaf pickup and disposal. Here's what you do in Edgewood, Forest Hills, Swissvale, City of Pittsburgh and Churchill: EDGEWOOD Leaf collection is slated to begin as early as next week, Oct. 22-26. Collection is only for leaves, no other yard waste. Leaves should be placed at the curb no sooner than the night before pickup. Here's the schedule: FOREST HILLS During the months of October, November and December, Forest Hills residents must rake or otherwise accumulate leaves unbagged and unpackaged at curbside adjacent to …
Also a felony theft case in this week's news from the courtroom of District Judge Thomas Caulfield in Forest Hills.
District Judge Thomas Caulfield handled three cases of driving under the influence, a felony retail theft and two drug-related cases in his courtroom in Forest Hills on Oct. 17. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The annual 5K race and dog walk hit the pavement through Churchill, Forest Hills and Wilkins on Saturday.
The 12th annual Race for Pace 5K and Paws for Pace one-mile fun run/walk shut down Greensburg Pike on Saturday as people and dogs hit the pavement for a good cause. This year’s race will be the kickoff of a two-year capital campaign for Pace School to raise money for a new playground. The Race for Pace is one of the strongest fundraisers for the school and has raised over $500,000 since its start in 2000. Here are some scenes of the event. Were you a participant or spectator? Add your photos! _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Forest Hills, Churchill and Wilkins residents—and others—will have to find alternate routes during the annual Race for Pace.
Greensburg Pike from Marion Avenue in Forest Hills to the Parkway East ramp/Marbury Road in Churchill will be completely closed to traffic from 8:45 to 10 a.m. this Saturday for the annual Race for Pace and Paws for Pace. Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams notes that all side streets with access to the road will be blocked to traffic as well. A letter has been sent to affected residents informing them of the closure. "To run the race safely, we need to block roads," Williams said."Safety has to be the paramount issue." He advises that motorists find alternate routes during that time, such as Ardmore Boulevard, Beulah Road and Tri-Boro Expressway. As the competitors make their way back to Pace School past the halfway point, portions …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The smell in the air isn't fall—it's the odor of skunks who've taken up residence in the local area.
Just a few weeks ago, a Chalfant family came home at night and let their dogs out in the backyard. The dogs started "going crazy," the woman wrote on Facebook. Then they came back in, bringing with them the distinctive odor of skunk. The fire department used fans to blow out the house while the family used the age-old remedy of washing the dogs with tomato juice. It isn't just happening in Chalfant. The smell of skunk has been wafting frequently in Churchill in the Beulah Road/Churchill Road area and Forest Hills, too. On Sept. 29, Forest Hills police were called to Woodside Road after a resident reported that a skunk was trapped in a basement tub. The resident was referred to Hoffman Kennels, the borough's animal control service. And just…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Police recently gave out a 'fair amount' of tickets during a traffic detail.
It's hard not to speed on Greensburg Pike. A portion of the four-lane road that runs through Forest Hills, Churchill and Wilkins is relatively straight and level and, with no traffic lights or stop signs, an easy place to build up speed. On Sept. 29, Forest Hills police were informed about two cars racing in the vicinity of Marion Avenue. The caller said one car was a black SUV and the other a gray sedan—and that they had pulled into the parking lot adjacent to the Plaza Lounge. By the time police arrived, the cars were gone. Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams said officers conducted a traffic detail along Greensburg Pike recently and give out "a fair amount of tickets." He said the three municipalities often conduct the speed traps …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The McKees Rocks allegedly defrauded the state by getting paid for services it didn't perform.
Triangle Pet Services of McKees Rocks, which works as a contracted animal control service in many local municipalities, has been shut down by the state. KDKA-TV is reporting that the kennel's owner allegedly ordered employees to doctor the books. The state is alleging the owner lied about the number of dogs euthanized, which cost the state in the tens of thousands of dollars. The kennel is also accused of not properly caring for the dogs. According to a Western Pennsylvania Humane Society brochure, Triangle Pet provides services to North Braddock, Braddock Hills, Chalfant, Churchill, Rankin, Edgewood, Swissvale and Wilkinsburg, among other communities in the region. For KDKA story, click here.
Friday, September 14, 2012
A family fun area will be added this year and preregistration numbers are up.
Preregistration is under way for the 12th annual Race for Pace 5K and Paws for Pace 1-mile fun run/walk on Oct. 13. The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. on Greensburg Pike, across from the school, and the 1-mile Paws for Pace portion will start immediately following. This year’s race will be the kickoff of a two-year capital campaign for Pace School to raise money for a new playground. The Race for Pace is one of the strongest fundraisers for the school and has raised over $500,000 since its start in 2000. Honorary co-hosts for the event are Mike Clark and Kelly Frey of WTAE-TV. The new family fun area on the school grounds will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. and include face painting, pumpkins, games and activities. Refreshments will be available…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Through Sept. 25, crews will be working with possible lane closures and traffic shifts on I-376.
Crack and joint sealing operations on the Parkway East (I-376) will occur nightly through Sept. 25, weather permitting. Short-term lane closures and traffic shifts will occur in both directions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday nights between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Churchill interchanges, according to PennDOT District 11 spokesman Jim Struzzi. Matcon Diamond, Inc. of Pittsburgh will perform the work. PennDOT advises motorists to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through these areas. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Enrollment at Churchill preschool is open until Nov. 1.
St. John Fisher Preschool is offering three different classes this school year. A five-day program for 4-year-olds meets from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A class for 3-year-olds meets from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The toddler class meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will be accepted at the small, Catholic preschool until Nov. 1, according to Lynne Hornung-Dominijanni, preschool director-teacher. The school is located at St. John Fisher Church, 33 Lewin Lane, Churchill. To register, call the office at 412-241-4653. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.