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A stormwater and sanitary sewer project has closed Clearview Avenue between Clearview Avenue Extension and Willard Avenue. The road will remain closed until the end of August.

The utility project is funded in part with money from the state Department of Environmental Protection to address stormwater overflows.

• Motorists are advised that Grace Street has been converted into a one-way street from East Crafton Avenue to East Steuben Street.


Registration is underway for these summer youth programs sponsored by the parks and recreation department:

• Got Game, a camp for ball players, is set for July 15-26 in Collier Park.

• Carnegie Science Center will present science camp, "Robots vs. Humans," Aug. 7 in the community center.

• Art camps on cartooning and animals are scheduled for July 15-17 and July 22-24 in the community center.

• A third session of the junior tennis program will be offered July 9-11 at the Webb Park Tennis Courts.

Information: colliertownship.net.

Green Tree

Independence Day activities will take place Thursday in Wilson Park. Pool activities will begin at noon and the annual coed softball tournament will start at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $120 a team. Information: www.greentreeboro.com.


The township will celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display that will begin at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Scott Park, Lindsay Road.

• Registration is open for the free science program on genes sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center at the library. Information: 412-429-5380 or www.scottlibrary.org.

• The library will offer a free Goofy Gardeners program for children ages 3-6 on Saturday. The program is about weird and wacky vegetables with gardening crafts. Registration: 412-429-5380 or www.scottlibrary.org.

South Fayette

The courtyard in the municipal building complex is being used this summer as a vegetable and herb garden by the South Fayette Township Library.

The so-called pizza garden, which will grow tomatoes, basil, oregano, peppers, onions, squash, zucchini and pumpkins, will be maintained by library patrons, especially children and teens.

The library will offer programs and crafts to teach children about the nutrition and health aspects of the garden.

The vegetable and herbs grown in the garden will be used to make pizzas during a special event that will be coordinated with the senior center. Marigolds planted by children during a program at the garden will help protect the plants from pests.

South Fayette Public Works Department employees provided summer interns to help plant the garden, and they erected a sign at the entrance of the courtyard.

Garden activities are being posted on Twitter @SFLibraryGarden, and pictures are on the library's Facebook page.

The garden has benefited from a donation by Home Depot.



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