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Golf event raises money for library

The Frank Sarris Memorial Golf Classic last month raised $50,000 for the Frank Sarris Public Library, and a check will be presented at 11 a.m. Friday at the library, 35 N. Jefferson St.

More than 160 golfers participated. The event was hosted by Sarris Candies in Canonsburg. The library is named for the late founder of the internationally known candy maker. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot building cost $5.5 million and opened in June 2011.

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Rotary slates Palmer Park concerts

Donora Rotary Club will present a free series of Music In the Park concerts at Palmer Park this summer. Offering a variety of music, the programs will run as follows:

• July 14 - The Wally Gingers Orchestra, music from the Big Band Era.

Aug. 5 - The Townsmen Plus One, standards, rock and roll and songs for line dancing.

• Sept. 1 - 4R Jazz Plus 1, contemporary and classic jazz.

Concerts will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Damon T. Garde Memorial Stage at Palmer Park, off Route 837 between Donora and Monongahela.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnic-basket lunches and refreshments; concessions will be available. The Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority will provide free shuttle service between the park and Donora Towers.

The concerts are sponsored by Monongahela Valley Hospital and the Tri-County Federation of Musicians Local 592 of the American Federation of Musicians' Music Performance Trust Fund.


Borough certified as sustainable

The borough is among the first municipalities to become certified through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Community Essentials Certification program.

The borough achieved the silver level of certification for meeting the program's performance criteria, which track 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.

The certification, developed by Sustainable Pittsburgh, recognizes municipalities that are working to save money and conserve resources.

Dormont is acknowledged for its progress in addressing such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, mitigating blight, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls and internal management and operations.

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Manager resigns post

Manager Matt Galla resigned his post on Monday, citing "a lack of respect for what he did for the borough," according to Councilman Dan Lloyd.

Mr. Lloyd said former managers had an assistant borough manager and a full-time clerk, and Mr. Galla had neither.

"He took care of everything," he said. "He was wearing every hat."

Mr. Lloyd said Wednesday morning that he hoped Mr. Galla, who has served as manager for less than two years, would reconsider.

Mr. Galla could not be reached.

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