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Go fish this Memorial Day
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is offering a Fish for Free Day Monday, Memorial Day.
Enthusiasts may fish legally in the state without a fishing license and non-resident anglers are welcome.
More information about the program, which also will be held Sept. 3, is available on the Fish and Boat Commission website at www.fish.state.pa.us/fishforfree.htm.
Senior workshop scheduled
A workshop, Senior Enrichment through Parish Nursing and Health Care Ministry, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop Connare Center on Route 30, Greensburg. It is sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg.
Three nurse experts from Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, part of Catholic Health East, will speak. They are sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. The workshop also will include representatives from St. Anne Home, Greensburg, and from local parishes, who will lead a panel discussion on services in the diocese.
Alphabet scramble benefits school
Baggaley Elementary School PTO will hold the second annual Alphabet Scramble community golf outing June 9 at Glengarry Golf Link to benefit the school.
Registration is at 1:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner and awards will follow.
Cost is $80 and includes cart and greens fee, lunch, bucket of balls and dinner. Cost is $30 for dinner only.
Registration deadline is Friday. Call 724-539-4531 or visit www.glsd.k12.pa.us.
Norwin Towne Square site plan approved
Commissioners approved a site plan May 16 for Norwin Towne Square that will clear the way for construction of a car dealership and new supermarket on the site.
The shopping plaza will be subdivided into two lots. Lot 1, a 21.3-acre parcel, will include McDonald's, the MedExpress building, a vacant bank building, the former Scozio's Shop 'n Save and small storefronts behind the Scozio's building.
Donald Tarosky, a partner in Colony Norwin LLC, which is redeveloping the plaza, said in March that plans are to demolish the former supermarket building and the small storefronts in the east wing of the plaza from Scozio's up to Natale's Sporting Goods.
Mr. Tarosky said a new grocery store will be built in line with Natale's, and the space now occupied by the old store will be used as parking for the grocery store.
The second parcel created, a 5.2-acre lot, will allow space for a car dealership.
Mr. Tarosky said earlier that Bob Massie of Bob Massie Toyota, White Oak, plans to buy the 5.2 acre parcel and move his Toyota dealership there from White Oak.
Commissioners also approved a plan for a 1,700-square-foot addition to the PNC Bank in Norwin Hills Shopping Center.
They approved stop signs for Kingsbury Lane at Nike Road in the Kingsbury Plan and on Nike Road at Kingsbury Lane. They also established a 20-mile-per-hour speed limit on Kingsbury Lane.
Pool won't open by Memorial Day
There will be no swimming at Heritage Hill Park and Pool Complex in White Oak on Memorial Day.
Borough Manager Jack Petro said repairs to the concrete pool lining and repainting will delay the pool opening until at least Wednesday. The pool paint hasn't cured yet.
This year's pool refurbishing project was bigger than usual, Mr. Petro said. Borough workers have spent 1,367 hours on the work since March.
Council on Monday night made minor changes in permit fees for commercial and residential construction, additions and alterations.
The fee for residential construction will be a minimum of $25 or 15 cents per square foot. The former fee was a minimum of $25, or 10 cents per square foot.
For commercial, industrial or institutional construction, the permit fee is a minimum of $50 or 40 cents per square foot, up from 35 cents per square foot.
First Published May 24, 2012 8:16 am