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Service adjustments start Sunday

Schedules for approximately 15 Port Authority bus routes, including two Bridgeville routes, will change Sunday. Port Authority regularly adjusts schedules four times a year.

Trip times will be adjusted on routes 31 Bridgeville and G31 Bridgeville Flyer.

The next round of service adjustments will be in November.

Information: Customer Service, 412-442-2000.


Gertrude Rapp's 205th birthday

Old Economy Village will hold a 205th birthday party for Gertrude Rapp.

Village tours, lemonade, ginger cookies and ice cream will be offered to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for the celebration.

Gertrude Rapp was the granddaughter of George Rapp, the founder and spiritual leader of the Harmonist Society. She oversaw the silk industry for the Harmonist Society and served as hostess of the society when dignitaries came to town.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for ages 65 and older and $6 for ages 3-11. Admission is free for active military personnel and Friends of Old Economy Village members.


Faculty retirements total 81 years

Three Penn State Beaver faculty members retired this summer with a combined total of 81 years of service.

Peter Deutsch, associate professor of physics, retired July 31. He joined the campus in 1981 and was involved in teaching, research and service. He had co-authored a paper with a Nobel Prize recipient and had pursued research as a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. Mr. Deutsch also chaired the Faculty Congress.

Carleen Dinello, assistant to the director of academic affairs and senior instructor in English, retired June 30. Mrs. Dinello started as a teaching assistant in the College of Education for Adult Literacy Action in 1987 and later became an instructor in language and literacy education. She was appointed coordinator of the Academic Achievement Center in 1996.

Martin Goldberg, associate librarian, retired June 30. He joined the campus in 1990 and worked with all facets of the library's operation, staffing, and acquisitions. The library now holds more than 50,000 volumes. He oversaw the establishment of the African-American Autobiography Collection.


County grant will fund lighting

Collier has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority that will bring LED lighting to the new Collier Community Recreation Center on Lobaugh Road.

Using LED lights is expected to reduce the 38,356-square-foot building's lighting energy consumption by 40-50 percent. The center will include a gymnasium, a lounge, community room, party room, kitchen, dance/activity room, a kids' zone, a 13,530-square-foot elevated walking track, lecture rooms and an outdoor patio.

Commissioners President Robert Schuler said the LED lights will make the recreation center "sustainable, energy efficient and a fiscally responsible asset to our community." The center is expected to open in mid-2014.



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