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New address, logo for chamber
The Beaver County Chamber of Commerce has updated its logo and has moved its office.
The chamber also has a new address - 798 Turnpike St. But its phone number remains 724-775-3944. Its email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chamber's logo has been modernized as a part of a new website the organization will unveil in October.
Rock the Quarry
The 12th annual Rock the Quarry will feature music, food, games and entertainment from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the Panhandle Trail.
On Saturday, a new event, "Botanic Bits, Bugs & Birds" will be presented at 1 p.m. by the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. A rubber ducky race will be at 7, and a sunset flag ceremony at 7:05.
Admission and parking are free. The event benefits the Panhandle Trail.
• The last summer concert in the park will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Collier Park. RML Jazz, a group of six musicians, will entertain. Admission is free.
Good Samaritan church festival
Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church will hold its festival next Thursday through Sept. 2 at the church grounds at Eighth and Melrose avenues.
Highlights will include Bishop David Zubik presiding at a Mass with polka music at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1.
Festival hours are 6-10 p.m. next Thursday; 6-11 p.m. Aug. 31; noon-11 p.m. Sept. 1, with booths opening at 2 p.m.; 1-10 p.m. Sept. 2. Bingo, face painting, an hourly 50/50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction, wheelbarrow of food and certificate raffle also are planned. The big money raffle winner will be drawn Sept. 2.
Homemade dinners will be served each evening, 4-7 p.m. next Thursday and Aug. 31; 1-7 p.m. Sept. 1; and noon-7 p.m. Sept. 2.
Entertainment will be presented nightly: Touche, next Thursday; Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push, Aug. 31; Dick Taddy Orchestra, Chuck Blasko and the Vogues, Sept. 1; and The Cavaliers, Ambridge Steel Drum Band and Johnny Angel and the Halos, Sept. 2.
For information, call 724-266-6565.
New administrators at Geneva
Geneva College has announced the addition of two new staff members, both of whom are graduates.
• Kara Lee Mantinaos of New Castle, a May graduate of the master's in higher education program, has been named honors program director and assistant director of Crossroads and international student services at Geneva. She previously served as the graduate assistant for the honors program during her two years as a higher education student.
• Christina Coulter of Beaver Falls has been named director of the academic counseling center and educational support services.
She received a master's degree in higher education and did a three-year stint as a residence director at the college.
Old Economy concert
The Friends of Old Economy Village will sponsor an outdoor concert featuring the group Survivor at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the gardens at the historic village on Church Street.
Gates open at 6, and the Bishop Clay Band will perform at 7:30.
Tickets are $50 for gold circle and $30 for general admission.
Information: 724-266-4500 or www.showclix.com.
Streetscape to be finished by October
Manager Lori Collins told council last week that it will take a few more weeks to complete the Washington Avenue Streetscape project and that Home Depot will help the borough with plantings for it.
Councilwoman Mary Weise said the landscaping work should be done by late September or early October, and council will ask business owners to help to water the greenery.
Council authorized paying $50,249 to Tony Baiano Construction Co. Inc. of Pittsburgh for work on the streetscape project. The payment was made with grant money from the federal government.
Council President Nino Petrocelli Sr. said the public works department saved the borough $15,000 with the work it did.
• Councilman Jason Sarasnick proposed that the borough place no-smoking signs in the community parks, but Councilman Bill Colussy asked if a section in the parks could be set aside for smoking. Council tabled the motion until the matter could be discussed in more detail.
Planning commission has vacancy
Supervisors Brian Coppola and Mark Brositz last week accepted the resignation of former township manager Richard A. Ward from the planning commission. They did not yet appoint a replacement.
Mr. Ward, planners chairman, said he stepped down because of "time commitment." Supervisors had fired him July 17 as township manager.
Town grateful for police patrols
Rosslyn Farms Mayor Jim Stover has thanked commissioners for taking on his borough's police patrols.
"We just wanted to thank you for your interest in providing police services to Rosslyn Farms," he said during a meeting last week, adding that the borough secretary recently expressed astonishment over how smoothly the transition has been made.
In late May, Rosslyn Farms council members voted to enter into a three-year contract with Scott to provide police coverage, effective Aug. 1, due to the retirement of chief Larry Fischio.
nPat Martin of Center Street asked if the proposed change in parking on Carothers Avenue would take place as planned next month. The street is Scott's major focus in the tri-community revitalization project that also involves Carnegie and Heidelberg.
Manager Denise Fitzgerald said parking would not be switched to the other side of the street until spring. She said advance notice will be provided. However, the installation of new sidewalks, benches, landscaping and decorative lighting and sidewalks could start as early as October.
• Commissioner Bill Wells reported that he has received complaints about tree and brush cutting at the site of a four-unit housing development proposed by the Fitzgerald Brothers for Greentree Road.
Code enforcement officer Bob Fischer replied that builders were told they could cut weeds, but that no additional work could be done until taxes and bills have been paid and a grading permit obtained.
• Though the meeting was advertised to take public comment concerning a proposed skate park at Scott Park, there were no comments. The project is being considered, too, in Carnegie and Mt. Lebanon. The proposal generated a lengthy discussion Monday night in Carnegie.
Festival of bands set
The South Fayette Annual Festival of Bands will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the high school stadium at the campus at 3640 Old Oakdale Road. Tickets are sold at the gate and are $7 for adults and $5 students and senior citizens. Tickets will also be for sale at all South Fayette Lions' home football games prior to Sept. 29.
Details: www.southfayette.org or call 412-221-4542.
First Published August 23, 2012 6:56 am