Verizon employees fill backpacks
More than 40 Verizon Wireless employees in Cranberry filled backpacks with school supplies last Thursday as part of Verizon's annual Tools for School campaign. The backpacks will be sent to students in the Philippines.
The Verizon Foundation implements programs through grants, in-kind donations and volunteer efforts by employees.
As part of its annual Tools for School campaign, Verizon employees are working to ensure that students in need have the supplies to succeed in school. This year, employees at nearly 200 Verizon locations are donating items to give to their local schools.
Through a partnership with World Vision, Verizon employees in Pennsylvania are assembling Promise Packs filled with school supplies, hygiene items and personal notes of encouragement that will be donated to underserved children.
Talley Cavey to hold tavern night
The Depreciation Lands Museum, a living history museum, will host a tavern night celebration with 18th century-style food, beverages and entertainment from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Talley Cavey Tavern at the museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Road.
Visitors also can hear 18th century music, dance, play games, stroll the museum grounds and shop in the Talley Cavey Mercantile shop.
Dinner, drink and entertainment are included in the $30 cost. Prepaid reservations are required.
Guests are invited to dress in 18th century attire.
Tickets: www.depreciationlandsmuseum.org or 412-486-0563.
Free shredding offered Saturday
Residents of the 30th Legislative District can have sensitive personal documents shredded for free from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the district office of state Rep. Hal English, R-Hampton, at Castletown Square North, 4290 Route 8.
The district covers Fox Chapel, Hampton and parts of O'Hara, Ross and Shaler.
Each resident is limited to five bags or boxes. Residents can use a 13-gallon tall kitchen bag as a size guide. No books or magazines will be accepted.
Nonperishable food can be donated to the North Hills Community Outreach food pantry at the event.
• Constituents of the 30th District can discuss state issues with sate Rep. Hal English, R-Hampton, during four "Speak With Hal" meetings Monday and Wednesday.
The Monday meetings are 2-4 p.m. in the Hampton Community Center, 3101 McCully Road, and 6-8 p.m. in Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mount Royal Blvd., Shaler.
The Wednesday meetings will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cooper-Siegel Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel, and 6-9 p.m. in the O'Hara municipal building, 325 Fox Chapel Road.
Information: 412-487-6605, or RepEnglish.com.
Three bridges get weight restrictions
Three Butler County bridges have been posted with new or lowered weight restrictions as part of a statewide initiative to ensure bridge safety.
The restrictions have been imposed at these locations:
• Route 308 over Muddy Creek, Clay - restriction lowered from 33 tons or 40 tons combination loads to 30 tons or 40 tons combination loads.
• Route 2002 over Coal Run, Butler Township - 33 tons or 40 tons combination loads.
• Route 3004 McCalmont Road over Connoquenessing Creek, Butler Township - 26 tons or 29 tons combination loads.