Craft beers raise money for library
Mt. Lebanon — Craft beers from the region will be served at Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s fourth annual fundraiser, Brews for a Chili Night, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the library at 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Tickets are $30 and are on sale at the library’s front desk. Donor tickets are $50.
The fundraiser is being sponsored by Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, and proceeds go to books and programs at the facility.
Volunteers will serve more than two dozen lagers, ales, stouts and ciders from a variety of brewers. Chili will be provided by more than 20 volunteer chefs, and desserts also will be available.
Music will be provided by the Retro Agents, who perform instrumental vintage rock and surf music.
Details: Bob Hagerty at 412-417-5415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ More beer and chili from local sources will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 in Clearview Common in the third annual Winterfest sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Partnership. Tickets are $15. Highlight is a cook-off between the Mt. Lebanon fire and police departments.
Details, tickets: www.mt.lebanon.org or at the event.
■ Christmas trees should be placed curbside for pickup and recycling Saturday or Jan. 18. Trees should not be in plastic bags and all decorations must be removed. Trees also may be put out on regular trash days or dropped off at the public works facility on Lindendale Drive before Jan. 18.
The trees will be recycled into wood chips.
■ Municipal ordinances require homeowners to clean their sidewalks with 24 hours of a snowstorm. Business owners must clean sidewalks within four hours of snow accumulating more the 1 inch between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
To report walks that need to be shoveled: 412-531-5300.
St. Clair Hospital to open urgent care center
Bethel Park — St. Clair Urgent Care will begin seeing patients at 9 a.m. Monday at its new facility in the St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center in Village Square.
The new urgent care, on the ground level of the outpatient center, is designed to treat injuries and illnesses that require immediate care but aren't serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. It will be staffed by three doctors plus registered nurses, radiology technicians and patient registrars.
The urgent care can fill many commonly prescribed medications on site and offers X-rays, vaccinations, sports physicals and a lab for urine analysis and rapid strep testing. Most patients will be examined, treated and on their way within one hour.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on major holidays. No appointments are necessary. The telephone number is 412-942-8800.
Rotary offers groups help
Peters — The McMurray Rotary Club is seeking requests from organizations in the Peters Township and Washington County area for this year’s philanthropies.
Most annual contributions from the club are under $1,000, although some are higher.
Groups should send their request to the McMurray Rotary Club, 2013 Philanthropies, at P. O. Box 1291, McMurray 15317. All must be received by Jan. 18.
Foundation benefit scheduled
Bridgeville — The South Fayette Foundation for Excellence will hold its annual Evening of Music with The Mansfield 5 and The Four Townsmen bands at 7 p.m. March 8 at the SNPJ Club, 540 Third Ave.There will be auction baskets and a raffle, along with food and adult beverages to purchase. Tickets cost $20.
All proceeds benefit the foundation, which provides student scholarships and teacher grants. Since its founding in 2010 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, the Foundation has awarded $19,000 in grants to benefit K-12 students’ academic curriculum.
Details: Call 724-693-9441.
Library sponsors program on bullying
West Newton — A free program on bullying will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at West Newton Public Library, 123 N. Water St.
The program is geared to children in kindergarten through fourth grade, and will be demonstrated using puppets.
The presentation will be conducted by the Rostraver Township Lions Club.
No registration is required. Details: 724-872-8555.
Court warns of scam
Washington —Washington County Court of Common Pleas is warning residents about an email scam that spreads a computer virus by mimicking a court notice.
People who receive an email with the subject line "Hearing of your case in court," or "Notice to appear in court," should delete those emails without opening them or any attachments.
The court does not email notices to appear in court.
For more information about protecting against Internet scams and damaging software, or malware, the court recommends reading "Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams" by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team website, through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at http://www.us-cert.gov.
County airport receives federal grant
Greene County — The federal government recently announced $800,000 in grant money to make roadway improvements, including an expanded intersection, at the Greene County Airport.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, announced the infrastructure grants last week from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Federal Highway Administration.
The improvements became necessary after Greene County commissioners decided to lease six acres along Route 21 on airport property for commercial development. The leases are intended to produce a long-term revenue stream for future airport expansion and development.
In order to accommodate additional commercial traffic near the airport, the current three-way intersection at Route 21 and Murtha Drive needs to be enlarged to include an access road to the airport, along with other improvements.
The funding also will be used to construct new airplane hangars and for other airport infrastructure.
Work on the site is expected to begin within weeks.