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Rock the Quarry festivities

Two days of friends, food and fun are coming up Friday and Saturday at Collier's 13th annual Rock the Quarry on the Panhandle Trail.

Five bands will perform Friday while Saturday will feature music, a science demonstration for the kids, crafts and games, the rubber ducky race, the sunset remembrance ceremony, and a campfire.

This year's event will feature a 5K run that will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Race day registration will take place from 10:00-10:45 a.m. on the trail. Runners may register online at Steel City Road Runners,

All proceed will be used for trail maintenance and improvements.



Final concert of free summer series

The Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center will close its 37th summer programming series with a free concert by the Joe Grkman Polka Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the J.P. Giusti Amphitheater, Brodhead Road, Center.

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will sell Penn State Creamery ice cream from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Chapter's scholarships for Beaver campus students.

The Penn State Beaver Varsity Club will sell concessions prior to and during the concert. Proceeds benefit Beaver campus student-athletes.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert and ice cream and concession sales will move into the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building.

Information: 724-773-3610 or


Veterans Flag Service honoree

World War II veteran Walter J. Phillips will be the next Veterans Flag Service honoree at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carnegie Veterans of Foreign Wars on Logan Street.

Born in Carnegie, Mr. Phillips was involved in numerous overseas bombing missions in Papua and New Guinea before he was severely injured when his plane crashed after a successful bombing mission.

During his service, he was awarded a number of medals, including a Purple Heart, Air Medal and APTO Ribbon with two Battle Stars. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

The Flag Service program, which was started last year and reactivated this spring, involves the raising and flying of a deceased veteran's casket flag for two weeks before it is solemnly lowered, folded and returned to family members.


Route 51 paving project begins

Traffic is being reduced to single-lane alternating patterns during resurfacing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays through September between Vine Street and Forest Grove Road.

The work involves milling and resurfacing, base repairs, drainage upgrades, pavement markings and other minor improvements.

The project is included in a $2.5 million contract with The Lane Construction Company of Pittsburgh for improvements on several roadways in Allegheny County.


Bridge repairs restrict road

Repairs are underway on the bridge that carries Conway-Wallrose Road over the north fork of the Big Sewickley Creek.

The $1.4 million project will repair deteriorated concrete on the bridge near Mary Reed Road.

Temporary signals control single-lane alternating traffic through the work area. The restrictions will remain in place through mid-September.

The prime contractor is Lone Pine Construction.


Green Garden Road slide repairs

Work has begun on repairs to a slide on Green Garden Road.

The slide is between Shannon and Patterson roads. Crews will be excavating and stabilizing the slide area, improving drainage and paving Green Garden Road.

While the work is occurring, Green Garden is being restricted to a single lane in the slide area. The project is expected to continue through mid-November.

Temporary signals and flaggers are controlling traffic through the work zone. About 4,400 vehicles use the road on an average day.

Charles J. Merlo Inc. of Mineral Point, Cambria County, is the prime contractor.



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