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There will be traffic restrictions this week during maintenance by state Department of Transportation crews on these Beaver County roads:
• Bocktown-Cork Road, Independence - Bridge repairs between Potts Hollow and Hookstown-Grade roads.
• Bradys Run Road, Brighton - Drainage repairs between Constitution Boulevard and Grange Road.
• Brighton Road, North Sewickley - Crack sealing between Route 65 and Division Avenue.
• Brodhead Road, Hopewell and Aliquippa - Crack sealing between the Allegheny County border and Kennedy Boulevard.
• Chapel Road, North Sewickley - Crack sealing between Route 65 and Celia Road.
• Frankfort Road, Raccoon - Patching between Upper Service Road and Bocktown Drive.
• Friendship Road, Big Beaver - Crack sealing between Ashwood and Homewood roads.
• Gringo-Independence Road, Hopewell - Shoulder repairs between Davidson Lane and Independence Road.
• Hanover Kendall Road, Hanover - Paving between Pleasant Hill and Frankfort roads.
• Lovi Road, New Sewickley - Patching between Freedom Crider and Snake Run roads.
• River Road, North Sewickley - Shoulder grading between routes 288 and 351.
• Soap Run Road, Franklin - Crack sealing between Fombell and Celia roads.
Mediterranean food festival
Shish kebab lamb dinners, Mediterranean marinated chicken, grape leaves, kibbee, baklawa and nut rolls will be featured at the 27th annual "Original Feast from the East" from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. George Orthodox Church, 610 Dewey Ave.
Take out orders and online ordering are available and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the St. George building fund.
Information: 412-221-2277 or www.stgeorgebridgeville.org.
Household chemical collection
Common household chemical products such as cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, pesticides and pool chemicals can be disposed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bradys Run Park Recycling Center, Bradys Run Road.
These materials will be accepted: aerosol cans; automotive fluids (motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, brake fluid); batteries; chemistry sets; gasoline and kerosene; household cleaners (ammonia, drain openers, acid cleaners, oven cleaners); mercury; paint products (latex, oil-based, alkyd-based, arts/crafts chemicals, rust preservatives, creosote, water sealers, paint thinners, furniture strippers); pesticides/herbicides (rodent killers, insecticides, weed killers, mothballs, fertilizer); photo chemicals; and pool chemicals.
The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council's Zero Waste Pittsburgh project in partnership with UPMC, Colcom Foundation, Constellation Energy, state Department of Environmental Protection, The Heinz Endowments, Nova Chemicals, LANXESS, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and the Beaver County commissioners.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average home can accumulate 100 pounds of waste such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, car batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, pool chemicals and other products containing potentially hazardous ingredients.
The fee is $2 to drop off waste materials. Payment must be in cash.
Information: www.zerowastepgh.org or 412-488-7452.
Community resource fair
CDI Head Start of Beaver County is hosting a free community resource fair with food, entertainment, crafts, games and giveaways from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Lodge at Brady's Run Park, Route 51 in Brighton.
Beaver County businesses, community agencies and organizations are participating in the family event. The Pirate Parrot and Star Wars characters will be available for photos, there will be dance performances and a story time with local authors.
Children can tour a fire truck and rescue vehicle, see a train display, make arts and crafts, and have their faces painted.
This event will be held rain or shine.
The University of Phoenix Pittsburgh campus has donated $3,000, 22 computer towers, 30 flat panel monitors, two laptops and six DVD/VCR players to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Carnegie Branch.
The campus also has collected more than 300 school supplies on behalf of the club. Among the items are book bags, crayons, flash cards, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils and other items.
"University of Phoenix strives to break down barriers to education," said Troy Malovey, University of Phoenix Pittsburgh campus director, in a news release. "Nationwide, our campuses supply volunteers, in-kind donations and monetary contributions to the Clubs to make sure they have the support they need to serve the kids to the best of their ability."
The Asia Project
Poet Asia Samson will present his blend of humor, inspiration and reflections on daily life through his poetry in a program, The Asia Project, at noon Wednesday in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building auditorium. He will be accompanied with music by his brother-in-law, Jollan Aurelio.
The Asia Project is presented by the Office of Student Affairs and Student Activities. The program contains mature content and may not be suitable for children.
Information: www.theasiaproject.com or 724-773-3947.
Nearly 50 vendors will have information for visitors during the annual free senior fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Friday at the Robert Morris Island University Sports Center, 7600 Grand Ave.
Flu shots will be available at no charge to those who present a Medicare Part B card or for $28 for those without Medicare. Light refreshments will be available and there will be door prizes.
The event is sponsored by state Reps. Dan Deasy, D-Westwood; Nick Kotik, D-Robinson; and Robert F. Matzie, D-Ambridge.
First Published October 11, 2012 6:45 am