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Free shredding day at school

State Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, and other officials will offer a free shredding day for sensitive documents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Independence Middle School, 2807 Bethel Church Road.

Residents may bring boxes of documents they don't need that contain personal information, such as bank statements or canceled checks. More information: or 412-571-2169.


Parking garage work ramps up

Work is set to begin on two Washington Road parking garages, which are set to receive a $400,000 facelift. Beginning Monday, both the North Parking Garage (opposite Cedar Boulevard) and the South Garage (adjacent to the municipal building) will temporarily lose a few dozen spaces with some changes in traffic flow. While the work will not cause significant parking shortages, drivers should allow extra time..

The fifth and sixth floors of the South Garage will be closed, and the entrance will be via Municipal Way, off Florida Avenue. People will use the outdoor stairs to get to Washington Road. People with mobility issues may prefer to park on the street, in a surface lot or in the North Garage. Traffic will exit the garage as usual.

The top floor of the North Garage will be closed. All other spots and the elevator will be usable.

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Work will be completed by Nov. 19.


Golfing for a cause

Marian Manor 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held Sept. 9 to benefit the residents of Marian Manor, a long-term senior care facility in the city's Banksville neighborhood, operated by Vincentian Collaborative System. More than 100 amateur golfers will take part at the course at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, 5 miles south of Downtown in Whitehall.

This signature event features an afternoon on the greens, lunch and dinner prepared by executive chef John Miniajlo and evening awards. The day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m.; lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Those who don't golf can come for dinner, cash bar, silent auction and fundraising festivities, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For information and registration, visit or call 412-548-4056. Deadline to register is Aug. 26.


Leader for capital campaign hired

Alyssa DeLuca of Baldwin Borough has been hired as director of the school district's capital campaign.

The school board approved the hiring Monday. She will be executive director of the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education, which has been set up to provide financial support for the district.

Ms. DeLuca will be paid $82,500 a year.

The district's goal is to raise $6 million in capital and endowment funds.

Ms. DeLuca will support a volunteer campaign committee and help the foundation identify and cultivate individual donors and establish a long-term development program for the district.

"She has a strong background in development and fundraising, and will be a capable, enthusiastic leader for our capital campaign," said superintendent Timothy Steinhauer.

Ms. DeLuca, a Duquesne University graduate, has been director of development at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for the past four years. Prior to that, she served as a senior communications and marketing consultant for Deloitte Services LP and director of development and communications for Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

She is expected to join the district Aug. 30.



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