Two towns get recycling grants
Two Washington county municipalities have received recycling grants.
Canonsburg will receive a $4,054, based on 583 tons of refuse recycled in 2010. Carroll Township will get $2,671, based on 408 tons recycled in 2010.
The grants were awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection's Recycling Performance Grant Program, which provides incentive to help communities increase the amount of materials recovered through recycling and promote economic growth through job creation and market expansion.
The grants are in addition to the funds that the Department of Environmental Protection allocates to municipalities to establish and maintain recycling programs.
Portion of highway renamed
A section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway (Pennsylvania Turnpike 43) from Uniontown to Brownsville will be officially renamed the POW/MIA/KIA Memorial Highway in ceremonies today. A private roadside ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at mile marker 14.2 northbound of the renamed highway, followed by a public reception at noon at North Union VFW Post 8543.
Newbury Market plans approved
South Fayette commissioners voted 5-0 last week to approve plans for the first 10 stores in Newbury Market.
The Gateway Shops at Newbury Market-along with 160 parking spaces-will be built on five acres at the former 84 Lumber site along Route 50, near the Bridgeville interchange of Interstate 79.
Plans show a nine-unit, 21,750-square-foot strip mall with four fast food restaurants, two retail stores, two financial businesses and one medical office. A 1,820-square-foot fast food eatery sits separately. Tenants have not been named.
Construction is expected to begin later this year.
History at Twilight planned
The Sisters St. Francis of the Providence of God will welcome visitors to their 33-acre campus for the second annual History at Twilight tour set for 6:30 p.m. June 13.
Congregational archivist Dennis Wodzinski will talk about the more than 90 years of history at the site, focusing on worship spaces and architectural features.
Participants to the free tour will gather at the front entrance of the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRobert's Road. There will be refreshments after the tour.
Details: www.osfprov.org or 412-885-7231.neigh_south - neigh_washington