Summer concertsin Riverview Park
The borough parks and recreation department will sponsor biweekly concerts from 7 to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday in Riverview Park on First Avenue.
Here's the schedule:
Wednesday -- Karl Lukitsch-Autobahn (oldies, polkas)
June 26 -- Curt Marino (local musician)
July 10 -- Jeremy Fox (country)
July 24 -- Johnson's Crossing (country/classic rock)
Aug. 7 -- Jessica Seachrist (easy listening)
Aug. 21 -- Segriff & the Free Agents (local musicians)
The snack shack will open at 6 p.m. each date.
Summer music series
Sweetwater Center for the Arts will present a summer music series featuring bluegrass, folk and rock by Mal Scoppa and the Tall Tales from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gazebo in Wolcott Park in the village.
The series will continue on June 21 and 28.
In case of rain, the program will move indoors to the Sweetwater center.
Annual Amazing Parks Race
The Fern Hollow Nature Center will sponsor the second annual Amazing Parks Race at 3 p.m. Saturday starting at 1901 Glen Mitchell Road.
The race, which is based on the Amazing Race television program, will be staged in part in eight parks. Teams in each car will follow clues directing them to a park where they must complete a challenge in order to earn the clue leading them to the next location.
The race will end at the Nature Center where there will be an awards ceremony.
Admission is $30 per team for nature center members and $40 per team for others. Teams can consist of up to four children and adults. Admission is an additional $5 per person if more than four.
To register: 412-741-6136 or email email@example.com.
Proceeds will benefit the Fern Hollow Nature Center education programs.
Graham Bridge replacement project
Graham Bridge, a structurally deficient bridge that carries Powell Road over Brush Creek, is being replaced, forcing the closing of the road until late fall.
Beginning next week, Powell will be closed at the intersection with Glen Eden Road. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Rochester and Graham School roads.
Traffic will be detoured on Glen Eden, Graham School and Rochester roads.
The bridge will be replaced with a single-span, pre-stressed concrete beam bridge that will include a5-foot sidewalk.
The $1.17 million project is being done by Plum Contracting Inc. in Greensburg and is expected to be completed in November.
Restrictions on Duncan Avenue
Lane restrictions are underway during road repairs on Duncan Avenue and Ferguson Road.
Traffic will be restricted to a single alternating lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through mid-August between Babcock Boulevard and Thompson Run Road.
Overnight restrictions will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through August.
Flag crews will assist traffic through the work areas. Police will direct traffic at the Peebles Road, Babcock and Thompson Run intersections.
Work involves milling and resurfacing the road and shoulders, base repairs, drainage and guide rail upgrades, pavement markings and other minor improvements.
The project is part of a $2.5 million contract with The Lane Construction Company of Pittsburgh for improvements on several roadways in Allegheny County.
FOX CHAPEL AREA SCHOOLS
District offers freshmen program
Fox Chapel Area High School will host a summer seminar for all students who will be freshmen at the school during the 2013-2014 school year.
District staff will teach the four-day program, with the main components focusing on materials management, organization, time management, study strategies, test-taking skills and goal setting.
The summer seminar sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-18, July 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8.
A session also will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at All of Us Care/Volunteers of America in Sharpsburg.
The cost is $75 per student; students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch get a discounted rate.
Mars National Bank appointment
Mark Drenchko of Baden has joined Mars National Bank as senior commercial lending officer responsible for working with commercial organizations throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Drenchko has served in business development and executive management roles for more than 25 years.
He has been involved in community and charitable organizations, serving on boards for organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters of Beaver County.