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Corliss Tunnel remains closed

Corliss — The Corliss Tunnel from southbound Route 51 (West Carson) will be extended until Feb. 28 due to winter weather and cold temperatures.

Southbound traffic on West Carson Street will be unable to turn right onto Corliss Street. Crews will be constructing an underground electrical duct bank.

The detour is Steuben Street, Chartiers Avenue and Corliss Street.

Motorists are able to access southbound West Carson Street from Corliss Street.

The $38.99 million project includes replacing a viaduct that supports a portion of Route 51 between the West End Circle and Stanhope Street, wall and sidewalk rehabilitation, roadway reconstruction, drainage upgrades, signal improvements and extensive utility relocations. Overall work will conclude in late summer 2015.

Lawmakers accept questions for program

Moon — State Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, and state Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, are accepting constituent questions for a question-and-answer session produced by Moon Area Government Television.

Residents may submit questions on any state government-related issue for lawmakers to discuss on the program.

Items must be sent by Monday to Moon communications director Alexis Sergeant, or 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 140, Moon Township, PA 15108. A name and address must be included.

MAG-TV is a community-based network of state and local government programming owned and operated by the Township of Moon. MAG-TV reaches more than 40,000 households in Moon, Coraopolis, Crescent, Findlay, Neville and North Fayette.

Starting Plants from Seeds

Baden — The Sisters of St. Joseph will host “How to Start Plants from Seeds” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Motherhouse, 1020 State St.

Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz, director of grounds and eco-projects, will discuss the types of plants that can be started from seeds, when to begin indoor seeding, proper soil use, transitioning plants outdoors and options for safe garden fertilizers. The program will end with a question-and-answer session.

Sister Lyn works with local farmers, schoolchildren and community groups about environmental education, conservation and sustainability on the 88-acre Motherhouse property. She has managed the congregational gardens since 2005 and coordinated community gardens — Miriam's and Elizabeth's — on the Motherhouse grounds since 2010.

A $10 donation to support the community gardens is appreciated.

To register:

Penn State Beaver will host spring sports camps for girls

Center — The Penn State Beaver Athletic Department and the Office of Continuing Education will host two sports camps for girls in the campus gymnasium.

An All-Skills Camp for girls ages 8 to 14 will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday; from 9 a.m. to noon March 1; from 1 to 4 p.m. March 2. Camp fee is $120.

The Girls’ Basketball Clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 and is open to girls in grades 3 through 8. The fee is $25 and includes a clinic T-shirt. Attendees are also invited to watch the Beaver campus women’s basketball team practice in the gym from 10 to 11 a.m.

Tim Moore, head coach of Beaver’s women’s basketball team, will instruct participants in the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding and defense and will discuss what it takes to be a successful student-athlete. Mr. Moore’s staff and members of his team will assist with the program.

Information: 724-773-3845 or To register for either event: 724-773-3700 or

■ The Penn State Beaver Admissions office will offer a free application for federal student aid completion workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Laboratory Classroom Building computer lab on campus. Prospective students and their families are invited.

Participants should bring tax forms and financial documents. Staff members from the Beaver Admissions Office will provide guidance on how to complete the FAFSA online.

Preregistration is required: 1-877-JOIN-PSU or

Sewickley Bridge inspection through Feb. 28

Sewickley — Work to inspect the Sewickley Bridge, which crosses the Ohio River connecting Moon and Sewickley, will be extended through Feb. 28 due to winter weather and cold temperatures.

Single-lane, alternating-use traffic will occur on the bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Crews from SAI Consulting Engineers Inc. will conduct the work.

Police will control traffic on the Route 51 and Route 65 intersections on both sides of the bridge.

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