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             Borough SAlutES VEtErAnS EVEry DAy
   (this article originally appeared on department of Veterans affairs website and facebook pages and is reprinted with permission.)


 Every day is Veterans Day in Castle Shannon, PA
 This small, close-knit borough, nestled in a
 scenic valley just six miles from downtown
                                                  The banner program is a special priority of
                                                  the Castle Shannon Revitalization Commit-
                                                                                                    what’s inside
 Pittsburgh, has streets and parks lined with
 large, colorful banners featuring the names
                                                  tee. Michael Warhold, committee director,
                                                  adds that “Our entire community is extremely
                                                                                                    this issue
 and photographs of their sons and daughters      proud of these banners. We have received a        Manager’s Message ............................... 2 - 3
 currently serving and those who have served      great many receptive and appreciative com-
 and fallen in conflicts past and present.        ments, e-mails and calls about the program        Memo From the Mayor ................................ 4
                                                  from residents not only from Castle Shannon       Community Calendar ................................... 4
 The dramatic and patriotic look to the commu-    but our neighboring communities.”                 Castle Shannon Revitalization...................... 5
 nity was launched on Veterans Day 2009, when
 60 local families participated in an inaugural   The motivation for the banners began last sum-    2010/2011 Holiday Food Giving Program ... 6
 event to display the flag-bordered banners.      mer when Castle Shannon native son, Marine        Junior Council Appointment ......................... 6
                                                  Sgt. Ryan Lane, lost his life in Afghanistan.     A Letter From the Police Chief ...................... 7
 According to Mayor Donald Baumgarten, “It
 is very important to keep in the forefront of    Harry Munson, of HTM Designs, produced            News From Medical Rescue Team South ..... 7
 our minds the men and women who risk their       a reverential set of banners for his funeral,     Castle Shannon Community Day .................. 8
 lives on a daily basis for our country and to    remarking that, “We all felt the loss of our
                                                                                                    Castle Shannon VFD 2010
 never forget the sacrifices of those men and     Great American Hero and wanted to do what         Fundraising Campaign ................................. 9
 women who have gone before them.”                we could for the family.”
                                                                                                    Preserving the Promise and Posterity
                                                  Three weeks later, Harry’s son joined the Ma-     of the Social Security and Medicare
                                                  rines and dad was proud to produce a very         Trust Funds................................................. 10
                                                  special banner among those adorning the           State Rebates,
                                                  streets around town.                              Energy Assistance Available ....................... 11
                                                                                                    From the Desk of State Senator
                                                  The sidewalk salute to Castle Shannon’s vet-
                                                  erans is augmented with a stirring web site       Wayne Fontana .......................................... 12
                                                  which features roll calls, photos, videos and     Buy Local! ........................................... 14 - 15
                                                  news articles about their home-grown heroes.      Community Library
                                                  (http://csrevitilization.com/Soldiers.htm)        of Castle Shannon ............................... 16 - 18
                                                  As Mayor Baumgarten puts it, “We are dedi-        Garbage & Recycling ................................. 19
                                                  cated to showing our respect and apprecia-        DARE Essay Winners .................................. 20
                                                  tion to all who serve now and in the past.”


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                                                  Manager’s Message
                                                               By ThoMas C. harTswiCk
                                    This past spring/summer construction season, Borough Council continued work on capital proj-
                                    ects relating to the Borough’s transportation and recreational infrastructure. These included
                                    replacement of the Grove Rd. Bridge, reconstruction of the tennis courts at Hamilton Park, re-
                                    construction of the batting cages, installation of the half fence at the basketball courts and ad-
3310 McRoberts Road
                                    ditional overall ball field upgrades at the Municipal Center and Hamilton Park.
Castle Shannon, PA 15234
Phone: (412) 885-9200               Additionally, Council completed the Borough’s Annual Road Improvement Program and contin-
Fax: (412) 885-9251                 ued work on structural deficiencies in the borough sanitary sewer system.
Web: borough.castle-shannon.pa.us
                                    Planning/design and financial structuring continued for the Shannon Station project, along with
The CASTLE SHANNON                  watershed analysis and drainage improvements for the Killarney Rd. Area.
NEWSLETTER is a periodic,
official publication of             The Grove Road Bridge                              2010 Road Improvement
CASTLE SHANNON BOROUGH.             ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••                   Program (RIP)
Editorial Board
                                    The Grove Rd. Bridge is an important com-          ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
                                    ponent in the overall transportation linkage       This year completed the 10 year cycle in our
REGIS J. ZEZULEWICZ, JR.            through Castle Shannon to the City of Pitts-
DONALD J. BAUMGARTEN                                                                   annual Road Improvement Program (RIP)
                                    burgh. As such, the replacement of this fa-        schedule. Folino Construction was the suc-
                                    cility has been at the forefront of Borough’s      cessful bidder this year and undertook the fol-
Newsletter Editor
                                    capital planning for some time. This year,         lowing segmental improvements: McRoberts
KATIE A. SHARON
                                    with financial support from the State of Penn-     Rd. from 3097 to the Whitehall Borough line,
Mayor                               sylvania ($425,000) and Allegheny County           the alley running from Thompson and Shady
DONALD J. BAUMGARTEN                ($180,000), Borough Council entered into a         Run, Hoodridge Ave. from the Chateguay
                                    contract with C.H. & D. Construction to have       Apartments to 900 Baldwin St., and Canal St.
Members of Council                  this “vision” become a reality. This process is    from Willow Ave. to Castle Shannon Blvd.
REGIS J. ZEZULEWICZ, JR.            explained in further detail in other sections of
President                           the newsletter, however, it is sufficient to say   Although the initial estimated cost for these
                                    that persistence does pay off. Official dedi-      improvements was approximately $170,000,
NANCY J. KOVACH                     cation of the bridge was conducted by Con-         significant cost savings as a result of previous
Vice President                      gressman Tim Murphy, State Representative          proactive maintenance operations on road
                                    Chelsa Wagner, and Mayor Baumgarten with           sub-base conditions reduced this number to
MIKE CHEBERENCHICK                  Borough Council on July 6, 2010.                   $120,000. These preventive measures have
JEAN O’MALLEY                                                                          continually decreased this component in our
GEORGE ORR                          Hamilton Park                                      yearly RIP.
VINCE SMITH
MICHAEL WARHOLD
                                    Tennis Courts Reconstruction                       In 2011, in keeping with previously identi-
                                    ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••                   fied investment levels, in order to maintain
Real Estate Tax Collector           As many residents have noticed, the condition      our twenty 26 miles of Borough roads, we
SHIRLEY S. TORRIS                   of the tennis courts at Hamilton Park have re-     will conduct a two tiered road condition in-
                                    quired major reconstruction efforts. Council       ventory. This will involve utilizing our previ-
Manager                             recognized this and initiated bidding to un-       ously developed improvement schedule and
THOMAS C. HARTSWICK                 dertake this complete upgrade. Although            a visual determination by the Department of
                                    material costs and the location of the courts      Public Works.
Solicitor                           were significant cost drivers, we worked with
DENNIS R. BIONDO                                                                       Council is anticipating a proposed award date
                                    the Public Works Department to internally ad-
                                                                                       of mid March 2011. Council continues to take
                                    dress restoration requirements and awarded
Earned Income Tax Collector                                                            early action on bid proposals, which in turn
                                    bids to T.A. Robinson Asphalt. Again we were
BERKHEIMER ASSOCIATES                                                                  tend to deliver better prices, from vendors.
                                    fortunate to receive support from both Repre-
Wallace Building, Room 109          sentative Wagner and Senator Fontana.
41 Macek Drive                                                                         Administrative Consent Order (ACO)
Pittsburgh, PA 15227                The nearly $90,000 rehabilitation project          ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
(412) 881-3075                      will be initiated this season with line strip-     As we have indicated in previous editions of
1-800-360-3075                      ing completed in early spring. Based on this       the Borough’s newsletter, the ACO is one of
                                    schedule the court will be reopened for usage      the biggest if the not the biggest challenge
                                    next season.
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that Castle Shannon and over 80 other           mains to be undertaken in Watershed’s Four      Although this statement has been made
communities in Allegheny County face for        and Five. Based on these observations, this     before, council is still confident that after
at least the next 10 years.                     will be an ongoing component of our Sani-       nearly 12 years of work, the long awaited
                                                tary Sewer Construction/Rehabilitation Fund.    Transit Oriented Development project slat-
One of the major work items in the Admin-                                                       ed for the large Port Authority Park and Ride
istrative Consent Order signed by Castle        We continue to strive to keep our compli-       Lot on Castle Shannon Blvd. (Shannon Sta-
Shannon in 2004, ALCOSAN and it’s cus-          ance costs as low as possible. Nearly 100%      tion) will become a reality. As this project
tomer municipalities, is the mandate to         of all CCTV activities are done in house. We    progresses, developments will be reported
correct structural system deficiency in our     continually look for opportunities in early     in the Newsletter.
sanitary system. To undertake this task         project scheduling, joint bidding and other
Castle Shannon is divided into five Water       areas where municipal cooperation will          In 2010, a variety of long-standing capi-
Shed areas.                                     minimize repair work costs.                     tal projects were undertaken to address
                                                                                                community infrastructure maintenance of
* Water Shed One (the Killarney Area sub-       Due to the nature and the magnitude of          public facilities within Castle Shannon. Bor-
system)- The final project costs for this wa-   this activity, it is my intention to provide    ough Council strives to maintain a “hands
ter shed were approximately $2.4 million.       annual updates, in the Newsletter, on the       on” approach with these issues to ensure
                                                progress we are making in our ACO work          public input and involvement.
* Water Shed Two (the Havlock/Sleepy Hol-       components.
low Rd. subsystem) - The final costs are:                                                       The Borough’s Annual Road Improvement
sewer repairs $732,470 and manhole reha-                                                        Program along with the sanitary sewer line
bilitation $241,450. Total costs $973,920.
                                                Shannon Station
                                                ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••                  upgrades all function in an inter-related pro-
* Water Shed Three (the Grove Rd./Mary          All participants involved with the Shannon      cess that improves the efficient provision of
Pl. subsystem) - Final costs are: sewer         Station are continuing their attempts to        municipal services and address community
repairs-$460,980 and manhole rehabilita-        bring this idea to reality. Although the de-    environment, health and safety.
tion-$295,950. Total costs $756,930.            veloper has committed to financing nearly       Borough Council views the challenges
                                                $18 million in overall project costs the mar-   posed by the continued maintenance and
To complete the structural deficiency cor-
                                                ket for commercial based lending has not        upgrades of our transportation and recre-
rections in the first three watersheds, ap-
                                                improved.                                       ational assets as potential opportunities
proximately $4.1 million dollars was ex-
pended on construction costs alone.             Several major reworks of the site develop-      and is committed to their successful resolu-
                                                ment plan have been undertaken with a re-       tion.
Castle Shannon continues to make yearly
                                                newed emphasis placed on the residential        In closing, on behalf of Mayor Baumgarten
progress on structural deficiencies existing
                                                component. This has led to the exploration      and all members of Borough Council, we
in our watersheds.
                                                of alternate financing sources.                 wish all residents a safe and joyous holiday
We have engaged our engineers to begin                                                          season.
                                                Significant county and state support has
the establishment of an overall structural
                                                materialized to assist with the parking deck
listing prioritizing repairs based on their                                                     Thomas C. Hartswick
                                                development. Officials of the Borough and
severity level. This systematic schedule for                                                    Borough Manager
                                                the School District continue to keep open
corrections will require annual allocations
                                                communications on possible tax incentive
of approximately $200 to $250,000.
                                                programs. This could be the final public sec-
As noted above, we have estimated that $2       tor component in this extremely complex
million worth of structural repairs alone re-   and exciting project.



                                    Mark your Calendars!
                                    Please join us for Castle Shannon’s Annual Light-Up Night festivities
                                    on Sunday, December 5 at 6 p.m. in the Port Authority parking lot at
                                    the intersection of Castle Shannon and Mt. Lebanon Blvds.
                                    Santa will arrive on a Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department truck. Don’t forget your
                                    cameras as Santa will be visiting with the children. There will be also be a tree lighting
                                    ceremony and plenty of Christmas carols and holiday cheer.

                                    This is always a fun family event!

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      MeMo froM The Mayor:                                                                      Community
                                             On July 6, after nearly four months
                                             of construction, the newly built Grove Rd.
                                             Bridge opened. This happened after 25
                                                                                                 Calendar
                                             years of dealing with PennDot over whose
                                             responsibility it was to fund the project. As      Borough Council
                                             it became clear that PennDot was not going         Second and fourth Mondays
                                             to participate, and with the development of        of each month.
                                             the ENX property, we sought funding from           Municipal Center, 7 p.m.
                                             other sources. We obtained $425,000 from
                                             the Pennsylvania Department of Economic            Planning Commission
On June 23, we were honored                  Development and $180,000 from the County
to host a project meeting sponsored un-                                                         Third Monday of each month,
                                             Department of Economic Development. The            Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.
der the auspices of the Department of        Borough supplied the balance from our capi-
State’s International Visitor Leadership     tal fund. The project cost was $940,000. The
Program. There were Mayors and other                                                            Castle Shannon
                                             new bridge, coupled with the PennDot up-
officials from 12 countries in attendance                                                       Youth Association
                                             grade to Rt. 88, has made a vast improve-
including Afghanistan, Ghana, Hong                                                              Third Tuesday of each month,
                                             ment to the Grove Rd. intersection.
Kong, Iraq, Japan, Lithuania, Namibia,                                                          Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.
Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka
and Venezuela. They were accompanied                                                            Friends of the
by two language officers.                                                                       Community Library
                                                                                                of Castle Shannon
Their objectives for the project were to                                                        Meets on call at the Library
introduce the U.S. federalist system, ex-
amine the separation of power in U.S.                                                           Castle Shannon Seniors
government, and outline how local gov-                                                          Last Saturday of each month,
ernment function in the U.S. in collabo-                                                        Community Library
ration with state and federal entities; to                                                      of Castle Shannon, 1 p.m.
examine the role and responsibility of lo-
cal government officials in responding to                                                       St. Anne Seniors
constituencies and service local communi-    Mike Lovely, grandson of Bob and Beverly           Third Wednesday
ties; and to observe how private individu-   Larario of Kerry Hill Dr., has made the all-dis-   of each month,
als, community organizations and busi-       trict academic all-American team. The senior       Harkins Hall, 1 p.m.
nesses interact with local governments to    defensive lineman (Pittsburgh, PA/Keystone
set priorities and provide services.         Oaks) of the Robert Morris University football     St. Winifred 55-Plus Club
                                             team was named to the ESPN The Magazine            First Tuesday of every month,
The meeting was very interesting to say      District II University Division Football Academ-   St. Winifred Gym, 1 p.m.
the least, as most participants spoke        ic All-American team by the College Sports
accented English. The three-hour ses-        Information Directors of America. Mr. Lovely
sion consisted of mostly a question and      carries a 3.90 cumulative grade point average
answer session about how the Borough         as an actuarial science major.
interacts with county, state and federal
governments.                                 Mayor Donald Baumgarten




 Volunteer opportunities
 Are you in need of Community Service hours for high school?
The Castle Shannon Library offers a Volunteering Program just for you, so contact
 Mrs. Heather Ann today! Volunteering at the library is both fun and rewarding!
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                       Castle shannon
                       revitalization            by CounCilman miChael Warhold

This year the Castle Shannon Revitaliza-        cessful market is truly amazing. Although       non Community Garden. This project truly
tion Corporation (CSRC) has been actively       not as successful as we would have liked,       was a community undertaking. Local fami-
involved with many community projects           the committee is planning to regroup and        lies had the opportunity to purchase and
promoting the revitalization of Castle          begin planning for next year’s market. We       plant a tree symbolizing their community
Shannon.                                        had a great number of activities for all that   roots. All trees were sold out within two
                                                attended. We are considering alternative        days after this announcement. Any individu-
Like many mature communities in Penn-           locations for next year including the large     als interested in volunteering to assist with
sylvania, significant changes in consumer       park and ride lot off of Castle Shannon         the garden can call the borough at 412-885-
shopping patterns and development costs         Blvd. We will continue to feature more lo-      9200, ext. 103.
have combined to increase competitive           cal farmers.
pressure on traditional small to medium                                                         Revitalization Planning - The
retailers in traditional commercial dis-        Shannon’s Soldiers (Hometown                    above activities discussed will be part of
tricts.                                         Heroes) – We are extremely proud of this        an upcoming overall Revitalization Plan
                                                effort to honor the members of the com-         we will be developing with DELTA Devel-
To respond to these community challeng-         munity that have served in all branches         opment. The CSRC was recently awarded
es, the CSRC, working hand in hand with         of the armed forces in all of the country’s     a $37,500 planning grant from Allegheny
Borough Council, has lead the way in de-        conflicts. Families who are participating in    County to secure consultant services in the
veloping an aggressive program of work          this undertaking will have a banner with        development of a strategy for revitaliza-
in downtown property reuse, community           a picture of the family member in service       tion activities. The elements of this plan
marketing and overall borough promo-            which will be displayed downtown.               will involve reviewing and evaluating all
tion.                                                                                           aspects of our revitalization process in-
                                                This effort was recognized by the Veter-        volving transportation, parking, zoning
We are all extremely excited about the          ans Administration offices in Washington        and business retention. This first step will
pending development of the Shannon Sta-         D.C. and several national articles in the       help us move forward as we redevelop
tion project and we have been involved          VA newsletter resulted from this exposure.      and re-energize our downtown business
with all aspects of planning with the de-       The national attention of our banner proj-      sector.
veloper.                                        ect is certainly a tribute to those members
                                                of the Castle Shannon community who             These initial activities will not change the
Although much has been discussed about          have served and those currently serving.        character of our downtown area over-
the pending development and ancillary ben-      The CSRC envisions this to be a continu-        night, but their success has encouraged
efits the Shannon Station will bring; just as   ing event in which banners will be rotated      me and the other members of the CSRC
important and promising, however, are other     approximately three times per year. Ap-         to continue to press forward with this en-
local initiatives underway or planned by the    plications are available online at Castle       deavor.
CSRC.                                           Shannon Commerce.com or at the Munici-
                                                pal Offices.                                    Council and the CSRC recognize that funda-
Fresh Market – The core group of                                                                mental changes of this magnitude can only
volunteers that worked to put this to-          Community Garden – Driving up                   be accomplished with a long term prospective
gether cannot be thanked enough. The            from the City on Rt. 88 you will begin to see   and a vision for what we believe is possible.
amount of work involved to make a suc-          the initial development of the Castle Shan-



   leaf Collection
   If your garbage day falls on Mondays, remaining dates for
   leaf pick up are November 15 and December 6.
   If your garbage day falls on Thursdays, remaining dates for
   leaf pick up are November 18 and December 9.
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                        OctOber 2010
     2010/2011 Holiday                                                                    Junior CounCil
         Food Giving Program                                                              Appointment
Dear Friend:
                                                                                          On October 25,
Thank you for your continued kindness and generosity and once again we are turning        Mayor Donald J. Baumgarten
to you for help. Please help to make this year another joyous holiday season for less
fortunate families in our community.
                                                                                          administered the Oath of
                                                                                          Office to the newly appointed
For over 30 years, numerous families in our community have enjoyed happier holi-
days through generous donations to the Holiday Food Giving Program. This year             Junior Council representative
there are approximately 95 families whose holidays will be brighter because of your       Michelle Yanda.
donation.

Your donation to the Holiday Food Giving Program will provide less fortunate families     Ms. Yanda is a senior at Keystone Oaks High
in Castle Shannon complete Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. Precooked          School. She is the daughter of Keith and
dinners are available for those who are unable to prepare their own dinners. Addi-        Wendy Yanda and resides on Maple Ave. in
tionally, each child of these same families will receive gifts at Christmas and Easter.   Castle Shannon.
All donations are used to purchase food, trimmings and children’s gifts. This program
does not receive any funding from outside agencies and needs over $10,000 to con-
                                                                                          In addition to her many scholastic accom-
tinue to provide these dinners and gifts.
                                                                                          plishments, Ms. Yanda is captain of the Key-
To help to increase the number of donations we are offering incentive packages to         stone Oaks girls soccer team and most re-
everyone who contributes to this worthy cause.                                            cently completed a term as a Congressional
For a $35.00 donation, you will receive one $10.00 gift certificate from the              Page, as well as attending the House Page
Castle Shannon Shop ‘N Save PLUS one certificate for a FREE Signature Car                 School in Washington D.C.
Wash from Mr. Magic Car Wash ($18.00 value) PLUS a certificate for a FREE
large pizza from The Pizza Company ($9.99 value) in Castle Shannon AND a                  Ms. Yanda’s future plans involve attending
certificate for a FREE 8 cut pizza from Mike’s Pizza Oven ($6.99 value).                  CMU or the University of Virginia where
Total value for this package is $44.98.                                                   she plans to major in engineering. “My ap-
For a $50.00 donation you will receive a $10.00 gift certificate from the                 pointment to Council will provide an actual
Castle Shannon Shop ‘N Save PLUS a certificate for a FREE Signature Car                   working knowledge of how our community
Wash from Mr. Magic Car Wash ($18.00 value) PLUS a certificate for a                      functions and the many cross-sectional part-
FREE large pizza from The Pizza Company ($9.99 value) in Castle Shan-                     nerships required to accomplish community
non AND a certificate for a FREE 8 cut pizza from Mike’s Pizza Oven                       goals,” she said.
($6.99 value) PLUS a certificate for a FREE oil change from Pro Tire and
Service in Castle Shannon ($24.99 value).
                                                                                          Council President Regis Zezulewicz and
Total value for this package is $69.97.
                                                                                          Mayor Baumgarten both stated “Michelle’s
We would like to thank Pro Tire and Service of Castle Shannon, Mr. Magic Car Wash,        academic credentials and community
Castle Shannon Shop ‘N Save, The Pizza Company and Mike’s Pizza Oven for their            knowledge made her an extremely impres-
generous support. If you have any questions on the Holiday Giving Program, please         sive candidate.” They both went on to state
contact Dave Kreisel at (412) 531-4190.
                                                                                          “Ms. Yanda is the fifth junior Council person
      Please give generously to keep this                                                 and is in an excellent position to facilitate
                                                                                          back and forth communication with resi-
       worthwhile program available.                                                      dents, students and the KOSD as well.”
                  Checks should be made payable to
                        “holiday Food giving”                                             Ms. Yanda’s term will coincide with her high
                     c/o Castle Shannon Borough                                           school graduation at which time she also
                         3310 Mcroberts road                                              will be required to write on her experiences
                      Castle Shannon, PA 15234                                            with the community’s legislative body for a
                    HOLIDAy FOOD GIvING COMMITTEE                                         future edition of the Borough’s newsletter.
               DAvE KREISEL - BOBBIE SHOCK - BOB DEMPSEy

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                            A letter From the poliCe ChieF
  In September, I attended a training session in a neighboring community on the subject matter of missing
  children and a free resource available to law enforcement. The program titled “A Child Is Missing” (ACIM)
  was introduced to Castle Shannon via our website in November 2009. Information about this free service
  can be found at the following link: http://www.achildismissing.org.
We also have a link to it on our main police        messages of community interest, but unless         In this time of technology, more residents
webpage at www.csboro.com. The program              our residents sign up to receive them, the         are moving away from landline communica-
works through police department initiated ac-       value of our outreach program will not be          tion and most residents have cell phones. By
tion, and is available as a resource to assist in   fully realized.                                    subscribing to the services described above,
locating missing children, elderly Alzheimer’s                                                         you can provide e-mail addresses and cell
patients, or other endangered parties. The ser-     Information about the free service titled          phone numbers to receive text messages
vice is also useful in reuniting lost persons and   Nixle can be found at www.nixle.com.               and/or phone calls as well as e-mail alerts
has other utility for law enforcement.              CrimeReports is another service, where we          in real time, thus adding your eyes and ears
                                                    post recent crime information and map po-          to our tool box.
ACIM works by satellite imagery, creating           lice activity on a daily basis. The link to this
a perimeter around a search area and then           mapping program can be found at www.               If you don’t have a computer, you may still
calling all residents within that geographic        crimereports.com and both of these servic-         sign up as a subscriber on most of these
boundary with a phone message, asking for           es can be found on our Police Department           sites for phone calls and/or text messages
their assistance and providing descriptions         website.                                           about crime alerts and issues of interest
of lost or found individuals. This service, as                                                         from the police department. We suggest
well as other community notification pro-           As of this writing, we are exploring an ex-        asking a friend, neighbor or relative with a
grams we are using, is free to residents.           pansion of CrimeReports to include an up-          computer to assist you with this important
                                                    grade to something titled “Neighborhood            task. Together, we can accomplish much
As we’ve mentioned previously in our com-           Central” where residents can have even             more in terms of vigilant crime prevention
munity messages, these initiatives will only        more interaction with the Police Department        and apprehension of criminals who would
be useful if our residents subscribe to the         and other residents in their neighborhood in       victimize the residents of Castle Shannon.
services. The Police Department dissemi-            a sort of virtual “Crime Watch.” Stay tuned
nates frequent crime alerts, notices of com-        to our site and the Chief’s monthly message        Kenneth M. Truver
munity programs, road closures and other            for updates and additional information.            Chief of Police



                                                                                   MEDICAL RESCUE
                                    News From                                      TEAM SOUTH
  Medical Rescue Team South (MRTSA), Castle Shannon’s EMS                      Baldwin Borough, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Scott Twp., South
  provider, is sponsoring American Heart Association CPR classes               Park and Upper St. Clair.
  throughout the Fall of 2010. Heartsaver CPR (designed for lay
  people) will be offered the 2nd Thursday of every month. Health-             MRTSA is a nonprofit organization and relies heavily on resident
  care provider CPR (designed for medical personnel) is offered                membership support to meet our financial obligations. Currently
  the 3rd Thursday of every month. All classes are held at MRTSA               only a fraction of the 73,000 residents we protect are MRTSA mem-
  Headquarters 315 Cypress Way Pittsburgh, PA 15228.                           bers. Resident membership is vital to ensure that Castle Shannon
                                                                               residents, and all of the residents we serve, continue to receive
  For additional information regarding community                               high quality care with state of the art pre-hospital equipment.
  education programs please contact us at
  412-343-5111 or email at info@mrtsa.com.                                     Please refer to the membership information received in the mail
                                                                               for more details about joining, including all of the benefits a
  During the middle of October residents can expect to receive                 MRTSA membership provides.
  membership requests for the 2011 membership year. MRTSA
  provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured of Cas-              Residents are encouraged to check out MRTSA’s website www.
  tle Shannon, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, Green Tree, Baldwin Twp.                  mrtsa.com for more information regarding MRTSA and its work
  and Whitehall. A MRTSA membership also provides benefits in                  in the community.


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   stle shannon co
 ca By CounCilMen m m u ni t y d a y
           MiChael warhold and
                VinCe sMiTh

      In May, weather in western Pennsylvania can be very unpredictable.
   Last year, it rained till 4:30 in the afternoon and this year, although no rain
    was in sight, the heat was extremely intense. Although the weather was
       not perfect, the 2010 Castle Shannon Community Day Celebration
                        again was an overwhelming success.

It is extremely hard to make a      Mustangs, the up and coming           the castle Shannon Volunteer
guess about vendor participa-       county artists the Stickers and       Fire Department provided an
tion a year ahead of time, but      local favorites Johnny Angel and      interactive and educational ex-
the reconfigured vendor area        the Halos. this was a different       hibit on fire safety.
again worked as expected, and       mix of musical styles that were
all vendor space was reserved in    selected to appeal to all.            the committee strives to present
advance.                                                                  a family oriented atmosphere
                                    the variety of vendors and ex-        and will again have face paint-
It was estimated that 7,500         hibitors this year showed that        ing, clowns, jugglers, various ex-
people from both inside and         exposure gained from partici-         hibitions by community groups
outside the community braved        pation at community Day is in-        and a large section of inflata-
the afternoon heat and were at      deed a good business decision.        bles, which turned out to be one
the park during the event. thus,    reserving vendor space is an ex-      of the highlights of the event. It
those in attendance, in addition    cellent opportunity to provide        was truly what community Day
to the many residents that live     your company or service with          is all about.
in the Hamilton Park area, were     exceptional visibility to a captive
treated to a first-class night of   audience at the communities’          the committee is busy planning
music and fireworks.                first summer event.                   for community Day 2011.

this year’s musical entertain-      In addition to the large variety      On behalf of Mayor baumgarten,
ment included a return engage-      of vendors, we featured a vari-       borough council, and the com-
ment with the Fuzz, the blues       ety of children’s events, activi-     munity Day committee we would
based styling of Johnny and the     ties and exhibits. Additionally,      like to thank all residents of cas-
                                                                          tle Shannon for making this day a
                                                                          success for the community.




                                                     8
                         Castle Shannon VFd 2010
                       FundRaiSinG CaMPaiGn
WATCH yOUR MAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
REMEMBER: EMERGENCIES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO SOMEONE ELSE, THEy COULD HAPPEN TO yOU!!!
               Fires, Car accidents, Downed wires and trees, Chemical spills,
       Natural Gas investigations, Search & Rescue assistance, Vehicle extrications…
        Our Fire Department is 100% Volunteer and depends on the support of the
      Community to continue providing these urgent and critically needed services.
WHAT MAKES A                              4) Pass a free physical exam given          assure you and your family or business
vOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER?                       by the department’s physician            is safe.
Someone who cares about the safety of     5) Receive recommendation for
their friends and neighbors. Someone         membership                               This happens more times than you may
who wants to make a difference in their   6) Be accepted at a general                 think. Regardless of the situation, our
Community…Someone like YOU!                  membership meeting                       Firefighters arrive ready and trained to
                                                                                      handle each situation as it arises.
CASTLE SHANNON FIRE HALLS                 TOOLS AND TRAINING:
2 HALLS AVAILABLE, SUITABLE FOR           As a volunteer firefighter your safety is   PROPERLy TRAINED AND
100-500 PEOPLE                            very important. As an active member,        EQUIPPED vOLUNTEERS ARE
BIRTHDAYS – COMMUNIONS – GRAD-            you will be provided with extensive         ESSENTIAL FOR THE SAFETy OF
UATIONS – WEDDINGS – SPORTS or            training on the essentials of firefight-    yOUR COMMUNITy.
SCHOOL BANQUETS – ANNIVERSA-              ing. In addition, you will receive:
RIES – FAMILY or SCHOOL REUNIONS                                                      Unfortunately, the Fire Department
– CHRISTMAS PARTIES – SPECIAL OC-         • Full dress uniform plus complete fire-    cannot do this alone. WE NEED YOUR
CASIONS                                   fighting gear (including notification       FINANCIAL SUPPORT to assure all of
CATERED BY: CASTLE CATERING               pager)                                      our trucks, personal gear and training
(SINCE 1976)                                                                          are in the best possible repair and are
For information call (412) 881-7880       • Specialized training on advanced fire-    current. DURING THESE TOUGH ECO-
                                          fighting equipment                          NOMIC TIMES ALONG WITH THE LOCAL
WEEKLy TUESDAy NIGHT BINGO                                                            CASINOS AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION,
DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 P.M.                   • Local Firefighting Training and op-       OUR TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO, ANNUAL
BINGO STARTS AT 7:00 P.M.                 portunities to attend County, State and     CARNIVAL AND OTHER FUND RAISING
REGULAR BINGO PRIZES TOTAL $4,000         National Training Classes                   ACTIVITIES HAVE SUFFERED. Without
INSTANT BINGO PRIZES TOTALLING UP                                                     your contribution there would be no
TO $20,000 GIVEN AWAY WEEKLY              Contact CSvFD (412) 884-7913 for            way to afford the training and keep our
(Sign up as a new bingo player for        more details!                               vital equipment and apparatus in good
 monthly bonuses.)                                                                    repair.
For information call CSVFD at             A DAy/NIGHT
(412) 884-7913                            OF A vOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER                  REMEMBER: BE THERE FOR US SO
                                          You smell smoke somewhere in your           WE CAN BE THERE FOR yOU!!!
JOIN OUR TEAM                             house or business and dial 911. Within
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER:                   seconds of your 911 call, each Firefight-   PLEASE GIvE GENEROUSLy AND
Just follow these 6 simple steps to       er’s pager sounds a loud “tone” fol-        THANK yOU FOR yOUR SUPPORT!
become a member of one of the most        lowed by an announcement of smoke
prestigious Volunteer Fire Departments    at a residence or business. The Fire-       Kenneth Wolf, President
in the state:                             fighter stops whatever he or she is do-     Shawn Brannon, Fire Chief
                                          ing be it eating, sleeping or celebrating
1) Call (412) 884-7913 to obtain an       a special moment with their family. The     FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
   application                            Firefighter grabs his/her gear, gets into   THE CASTLE SHANNON vOLUN-
2) Complete and submit the                their personal vehicle and within min-      TEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OUR
   application                            utes arrives at your home or business       UPCOMING EvENTS, vISIT OUR
3) Pass a physical agility test           ready to perform the necessary task to      WEBSITE: WWW.CSvFD.ORG

                                                             9
   Preserving the Promise and Posterity of the
    Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds
      By CongressMan TiM Murphy, 18Th disTriCT of pennsylVania
In Southwestern Pennsylvania, the roots       $2.5 trillion “I.O.U.” in the Social Secu-     the future for hard working Americans
of our family trees are firmly planted in     rity Trust Fund, and will use the cuts in      to collect the money that they have
the soil. Even when our young people          Medicare to offset the costs of the new        earned, when it is rightfully due. Mak-
move away, they yearn to return home          healthcare law.                                ing Social Security and Medicare “off-
and raise their own children here. In                                                        budget” would lock future obligations
many ways, it’s a blessing for our region     In the earliest days of my career in pub-      in place and protect seniors’ retirement
to have the second oldest population in       lic service, I expressed my beliefs about      years.
the country. The spirit of Pittsburgh has     the importance of shoring up and pro-
sewn a sizable footprint into America’s       tecting Social Security and Medicare.          Seniors rely on their Social Security
fabric; but although circumstance may         I made it clear that one of my top pri-        check to pay for groceries, medicine, and
have led some from the region, memo-          orities in Congress would be to protect        utility bills. Our region’s seniors worked
ries and loved ones often lead genera-        these programs, and I remain firm in           hard for retirement and my legislation
tions of families back home.                  my opposition to any plan that would           will prevent Congress from spending
                                              increase the retirement age, reduce            those contributions to Social Security
Many of you who are retired or nearing        benefits, raise payroll tax rates, or priva-   and Medicare Trust Funds on other pro-
retirement have stopped me at grocery         tize them. I know there is a better way        grams. It is a matter of fairness that this
stores, church functions, and at town         to address the financial viability than        money should be saved for today’s se-
meetings to say that you’re concerned         further harming those that depend on           niors and tomorrow’s retirees.
about the future stability of programs        these programs.
you depend on. With all that is going on                                                     I introduced the Medicare and Social
                                              ..................................
in Washington, it is easy to understand                                                      Security Protection Act because there is
why many senior citizens are feeling              There’s a solution that                    an alterative to cutting benefits, raising
anxious.                                                                                     the retirement age, or privatizing ac-
                                                 doesn’t involve radical                     counts. And it still allows you to enjoy
The new healthcare law cut more than                                                         the benefits of a full retirement without
$500 billion from Medicare, including
                                              changes to Social Security.                    the worry of Congress spending your
$200 billion from Medicare Advantage          It’s simple ~ stop spending                    money elsewhere.
plans like Security Blue and UPMC for
Life. Now, news reports indicate a spe-        the Trust Fund dollars on
cial Presidential panel is recommending                                                         Managing your way through
a raise to the Social Security retirement
                                                     other “priorities.”
                                                                                                the maze of Social Security
age, higher wage taxes, and cuts to ben-      ..................................
                                                                                                and Medicare can be challeng-
efits in order to shrink the deficit and
trim the $13.5 trillion national debt.        The key to protecting the long-term sol-          ing. My office stands ready to
                                              vency of Social Security and Medicare             serve you. Should you have
There is no doubt that the Social Secu-       is to put these entitlements off limits           any questions, help is just a
rity Trust Fund is in peril. This year, for   from Congress. Towards that end, I have
the first time since 1983, Social Secu-       introduced HR 4939, the Social Security           phone call away. Casework-
rity will pay out more money in benefits      and Medicare Protection Act. This bill            ers can be reached in my Mt.
than it will collect in taxes. This is es-    prevents Congress from taking deposits            Lebanon office at 412.344.5583
pecially troubling because Congress is        out of the Social Security and Medicare
                                                                                                and my Greensburg office at
spending Social Security and Medicare         Trust Funds and spending them on other
Trust Fund dollars on other programs.         government programs. HR 4939 would                724.850.7312.
As a result, Congress has deposited a         ensure these entitlements are there in
                                                                  10
                                          a Message froM
 RePReSenTaTiVe CHelSa WaGneR

stAte rebAtes, energy                                                                Numbers for all household members,
                                                                                     proof of income for all household



AssistAnCe AVAilAble
                                                                                     members, and a recent heating bill.

                                                                                     I encourage my constituents to con-
                                                                                     tact one of my offices with any con-
It is time for residents to take action    is always available to assist constitu-   cern about state government. My
on two or our most popular state           ents with completing and submitting       main Constituent Service office at
programs.                                  the application.                          900 Brookline Blvd. is open from
                                                                                     8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
The deadline to apply for a rebate on      In addition, the LIHEAP Cash pro-         Friday, while my Satellite Office in
property taxes or rent paid in 2009        gram opened for applications No-          the Caste Village Shoppes (between
has been extended until Decem-             vember 1. Grants range from $200          Frank’s Shoes and the Mall Entrance)
ber 31. Pennsylvanians age 65 and          to $1,000 and are based on house-         is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday
older; widows and widowers age 50          hold size, income, and main source of     through Thursday.
and older; and people with perma-          heat. You need not have an unpaid
nent disabilities age 18 and older are     bill to receive home heating energy       If you have visited my Caste Village
eligible for this program. The income      assistance, and you can receive this      office recently, you have likely en-
limit is $35,000 for homeowners and        money without being in the Cash           countered a friendly new face there.
$15,000 for renters (excluding half        Assistance program. Annual income         Whitney Bowman joined my staff in
of Social Security income), and the        limits for eligibility are $16,245 for    August, replacing Nancy DiNardo,
maximum rebate is $650.                    an individual, plus $5,610 for each       who accepted a new position. Please
                                           additional member of the household.       stop by to ask Whitney for assistance,
Documentation of all income re-                                                      or just to introduce yourself.
ceived in 2009 must be included with       The fastest way to apply for a LIHEAP
your application. Homeowners must          Cash grant (and to check the status of    Always feel free to contact us
also submit copies of their property       your application) is to apply at www.     for assistance at 412-343-2094
tax payment receipts for 2009, and         compass.state.pa.us. You may also
                                                                                     (Brookline) or 412-881-1005
renters must complete the rent cer-        contact the Allegheny County Assis-
tificate included with the application.    tance Office at 412-565-2146. To ap-      (Caste Village). Also, please
My offices can provide you with an         ply, you will need names of people in     e-mail repwagner@pahouse.net
application if you have not already        your household, dates of birth for all    to receive regular news updates
received one in the mail, and my staff     household members, Social Security        from my office.




                                            Our best to you
                                          during the holidays.
                              Castle shannon Borough CounCil and staff
                                                             11
froM The desk of
State Senator Wayne Fontana
By the time this reaches your             the reasons that I partnered with the     Former President John Fitzgerald Ken-
                                          organization at FontanaFest this year     nedy was once quoted as saying, “As
mailbox, many of us will be               where their participation resulted in     we express our gratitude, we must
fully engaged in our holiday              a donation of 2,800 pounds of food.       never forget that the highest appre-
preparations. Thanksgiving                Since August of 2008, the Food Bank       ciation is not to utter words, but to
is just a few weeks away and              has seen an average of 1,500 – 2,000      live by them.”
                                          new households turn to them for help
Christmas, Hanukkah and                   every month. They serve more than         Hunger in America is a problem and
Kwanzaa follow shortly                    120,000 people throughout south-          disgrace that must end and, work-
thereafter. Our national day              western PA.                               ing together, we can accomplish that
of thanksgiving is a time for                                                       goal and make changes for the better.
                                          Hunger isn’t something that we can        For more information on the Greater
us to give thanks and show                see and so it is often a struggle to      Pittsburgh Community Food Bank,
gratitude. It’s a time for                have people understand the needs in       you can visit their website at www.
family. And it’s a time for               our communities. If you haven’t heard     pittsburghfoodbank.org or contact
                                          the radio campaigns to end hunger,        their offices directly at 412-460-FOOD
a huge meal and football!                 then you wouldn’t know that 49 mil-       (3663). You can also make a donation
                                          lion people equates to 1 in every 8       online, or by sending a check to their
As you are making your preparations
                                          people experiencing hunger. Think of      offices at One North Linden Street,
this year, I urge you to think about
                                          eight people (or more) you meet in the    Duquesne, PA 15110.
showing your thanks for the good in
                                          course of the day – one of them may
your lives by making a donation or
                                          very well be experiencing hunger.         Most importantly, if you or someone
contribution to those who are less
                                                                                    you know is in need of help, please
fortunate than you. Today, 49 million
                                          Get involved – because one person         put your pride aside, reach out and
Americans struggle with hunger, in-
                                          can make a difference – and now is        ask for that assistance by contacting
cluding seniors, children and working
                                          the time to lend your support to help     the Food Bank. As always, if I can be
families. According to a USDA report
                                          address hunger. Make a financial con-     of assistance to you in any way, please
released in November of 2009, hun-
                                          tribution – for every dollar donated to   do not hesitate to contact me.
ger and food insecurity are on the rise
                                          the Food Bank, $0.94 goes directly to
in America, and in Pennsylvania.
                                          food and services for our community.      This holiday season, remember to give
                                          Volunteer your time – the Food Bank       thanks for all of the things in your life
At the Greater Pittsburgh Community
                                          relies upon thousands of volunteers       – both good and bad. To quote Ameri-
Food Bank, this isn’t news. It’s one of
                                          each year, without which the need for     can theologian Albert Barnes, “We can
                                          financial contributions would be even     always find something to be thankful
                                          greater – so take some time and pitch     for, and there may be reasons why we
                                          in! Make a donation of food – you         ought to be thankful for even those
                                          can donate directly to the Food Bank,     dispensations which appear dark and
                                          participate in a local food drive, or     frowning.”
                                          start your own food drive. Spread the
                                          word to your friends, family, cowork-     Senator Wayne D. Fontana
                                          ers and neighbors about what they         42nd Senatorial District
                                          can do to help – advocate.                www.senatorfontana.com
                                                                                    412-344-2551
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 10u all STaRS 2nd
 PlaCe GReenTRee
 TouRnaMenT
 Back Row: Coach Joe Willson, Coach Brian Brannon,
 Manager Bernie Antonio, Coach Matt Morrow
 Middle Row: Noah Hindes, Devin Thomas,
 Justin Philistine,
 Nick Antonio, Devin Brannon, Nicholas Hrivnak
 Front Row: Anthony Pollice, CJ Morrow,
 Cameron Willson, Tyler Bane, Michael Daure




                                                          12u all STaRS 2nd
                                                          PlaCe SHeRaden
                                                          TouRnaMenT
                                                          Back Row: Patrick Morrow, Tyler Lykens,
                                                          Tim Mazzarini, Keynon Griffiths
                                                          Middle Row: Joe McCarthy, Michael Wetmiller,
                                                          Jay Hindes, Lucas Fievet, Connor Willson
                                                          Front Row: Josh Beck, Brandon Carroll
                                                          Missing from picture: Manager Rick Mazzarini
                                                          & Coaches Mike Wetmiller and Tom Beck



8u all STaRS 1ST PlaCe CaSTle SHannon TouRnaMenT,
  2nd PlaCe GReenTRee TouRnaMenT & 3Rd PlaCe
               doRMonT TouRnaMenT

                                                                    Back Row: Coach Matt Pilewski,
                                                                    Coach Bruce Hrivnak, Coach Jim
                                                                    Rockacy, Manager Mark Wetmiller,
                                                                    Coach Jason Lykens
                                                                    Middle Row: Joey Pilewski,
                                                                    Anthony Cognetti
                                                                    Front Row: Jeremy Hogben,
                                                                    Colby Rockacy, Jordan Bonilla,
                                                                    Mark Wetmiller, Logan Cain,
                                                                    Giovanni valforte, Tyler Hrivnak,
                                                                    Nick Lykens
                                                                    Missing from picture: Nate Philistine
                                                                    & Mark Hutchin


                                                     13
 buy loCAl!
Do you know how many businesses are located
within the confines of Castle Shannon? Or what
                                                                                                                  Shop Castle Shannon this Holiday Season!
                                                                                                                  One Great Place to Live, Work and Play.
                                                                                           sive, we continue to struggle through these very
                                                                                           challenging economic times making it even more
                                                                                                                                                                                     ent businesses in our Borough, we have goods and
                                                                                                                                                                                     services to meet nearly every consumer demand.
type of overall impact these enterprises have on                                           important to shop and buy locally.
our local economy?                                                                                                                                                                   Below is a listing of community business and their
                                                                                           The PA Downtown Center has indicated that with                                            service or products. Thus when looking for a res-
Nearly 300 establishments operate in Castle                                                each household spending $13 per week on local                                             taurant, home repairs or other personal or pro-
Shannon. These businesses generate payrolls                                                businesses, the nearly 3,000 households in Castle                                         fessional service make these purchases in Castle
of over $31 million with total sales volumes of                                            Shannon would generate an additional $2 million                                           Shannon and help support our local businesses.
$162,453,000. Although these figures are impres-                                           in sales for the local economy. With over 300 differ-

           anTiqueS                                               Pruni Auto Body                                         Busy Beaver                               CHiRoPRaCToRS                                       CulTuRal diSTRiCT
      Pittsburgh Antique Shops                                    3221 Library Rd.                                     2940 Library Road                             Advanced Care Chiropractic                                  Dance Conservatory
     1116 Castle Shannon Blvd                                      412-881-3323                                          412-882-6633                                    4146 Library Road                                       3827 Willow Avenue
              412-561-0144                                                                                                                                                 412-343-6310                                            412-344-3900
...................................................       Skip’s Auto Body & Towing                               Cardello Electric Supply
       auToMoTiVe                                             3351 Library Road                                     4136 Library Road                               Chiropractic Rehabilitation &                                 Drum World
          Advance Auto Parts                                     412-882-7690                                         412-942-0297                                       Massage Therapy                                    1020 Castle Shannon Blvd.
          3210 Library Road                                                                                                                                              3857 Willow Ave.                                        412-343-2600
            412-882-5890                                      Team Nutz Technology                                Floor Designs Unlimited                                  412-344-9660
                                                                 3287 Library Road                                   3330 Library Road                                                                                           Lawrence Music
         Budget Transmission                                        412-882-8346                                       412-881-7847                               Dobrzynski Family Chiropractic                             985 Castle Shannon Blvd.
                                                      ...................................................
          3301 Library Road                                                                                                                                            4156 Library Road                                          412-563-2264
            412-882-9245                                          BakeRieS                                             Gallery Of Floors                                 412-531-2833
                                                            Annamarie’s Specialties                                    3803 Willow Ave.                                                                                         Williams Stained Glass
    Castle Shannon Auto Body                                  980 Walnut Street                                         412-531-0800                                       Clothing Stores                                  1115 Castle Shannon Blvd.
    947 Castle Shannon Blvd.                                    412-341-0438                                                                                         Plus Consignment Boutique                                        412-344-0220
          412-341-1780                                                                                           Homecraft Building Center                                4136 Library Road                             ...................................................
                                                                 Cibrone’s Bakery                                      3407 Library Road                                    412-306-PLUS                                    danCe STudioS
          Centerline Collision                                   1231 Grove Road                                          412-884-7900
                                                                                                            ...................................................                                                            Ballet Academy - Pittsburgh
           3620 Willow Ave                                        412-885-6200                                                                                              Computer Services                                   4100 Library Road
            412-531-7751                                                                                              BuildinG                                                   HTM Designs
                                                                                                                     SuPPlieS/                                                                                                    412.343.9333
                                                               Graham’s Bakery                                                                                         Computer Repair Services
            Dyke Auto Parts                                  300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                   HaRdWaRe                                                   412-418-2849
                                                                                                                                                                  ...................................................               PHI Pilates Studio
            4160 Library Rd.                                     412-561-8600                                          Sherwin-Williams                                                                                            4158 Library Road
             412-563-7766                                                                                               3603 Library Rd                                ConTRaCToRS                                                    412-563-1807
                                                                 Signature Desserts                                      412-885-1050                                Admiral Heating & Cooling                          ...................................................
            Grease Monkey                                          3360 Library Rd.                                                                                     3333 Library Road                               day CaRe CenTeRS
           3695 Library Road                                        412-882-9960                                    Walls, Floors, & More                                 412-885-1700
             412-884-4554                             ...................................................            4166 Library Rd.                                                                                         Castle Shannon Learning
                                                      BankS FinanCial                                                 412-344-2400                                                                                                  3750 Myrtle Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                       C S Plumbing & Heating                                         412-343-6088
         Guardian Auto Glass                             SeRViCeS                                                                                                     983 Castle Shannon Blvd.
          3675 Library Road                                                                                               Windows R Us                                      412-531-6370                                       Little Explorers Daycare
            412-886-0780                                      CitiFinancial Services                             1116 Castle Shannon Blvd                                                                                             1256 Grove Rd
                                                               4136 Library Road                                          412-477-7894                                                                                                412-207-7586
                                                                  412-344-2780                              ...................................................   Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling                        ...................................................
        Holland Auto Repair                                                                                                                                            3670 Myrtle Avenue
      820 Sleepy Hollow Road                                                                                       CaR-TRuCk-                                             412-498-4907                                              denTiSTS
           412-561-9383                                       CitiFinancial Services                              Tool RenTal
                                                               3613 Library Road                                                                                                                                                    Dr. George Kupar
                                                                  412-881-6915                                               Avis                                           Fallon Electric                                        4136 Library Road
            Kenny Ross Ford                                                                                            3665 Library Road                               875 Sleepy Hollow Road                                        412-344-1554
           3200 Library Road                                                                                             412-884-3160                                       412-563-4100
             412-881-0001                                Dollar Bank Lebanon Shops
                                                           300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Jay W. Hurley
                                                                412-344-6626                                            Gil-Con Tool Co.                                    Kessler Electric                                       3757 Library Road
            Kerr’s Auto Body                                                                                           3355 Library Road                                  3518 Willow Avenue                                         412-343-9999
           4138 Library Road                                                                                             412-884-0707                                       412-531-3535
             412-561-8737                                          Edward Jones
                                                                 4146 Library Road                                                                                                                                             Dr. Judith L. McCaffery,
                                                                   412-343-1660                                  Steel City Mower & Plow                                   Master Remodeling                                       3738 Poplar Ave.
       Martin Auto Gallery                                                                                        4162 Library Rd. (rear)                                    3630 Elm St.                                           412-531-3991
    1130 Castle Shannon Blvd.                                                                                          412-341-9700                                         412-341-6585
         412-571-2277                                        Penn Mortgage Group
                                                               4146 Library Road                                                                                                                                                George Royer, D.M.D.
                                                                 412-341-0111                                        Cards, Gifts & Arts                                   McMonagle Electric                                    3737 Poplar Ave.
        Mr Bubbles Car Wash                                                                                         Edible Arrangements                                    1529 Richard Drive                                      412-531-7393
          3311 Library Rd.                                                                                         250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                     412-951-5685
                                                                   PNC Bank
                                                             300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                     412-563-2425                                                                                               Paul F. Hess, D.M.D.
               Meineke                                                                                                                                                Matter Brothers Plumbing                                     4156 Library Road
           3655 Library Road                                     412-531-6093
                                                                                                                        FrameSmith                                         941 Walnut St.                                             412-561-4464
             412-884-6500                                                                                          300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                   412-531-1806                                 ...................................................
                                                               Beer/Liquor Stores
                                                             Lindenwood Beer Dist.                                     412-341-6760                                                                                     diSCounT SToReS
 Monro Muffler/ Brake & Service                                                                                                                                   Miller Plumbing Heating Cooling
    297 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                   830 Sleepy Hollow Road                                                                                                                                                      Dot’$ Dollar
                                                                 412-561-1534                                          Hall of Cards                                      3131 Library Road                                     300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
        412-343-6860                                                                                               300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                    412-486-5073                                              412-531-7313
                                                                 Wine & Spirits                                       (412) 561-4611                                                                                    ...................................................
        Mr. Magic Car Wash                                                                                                                                             Paul J. Coffey & Son Tree
       427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                 300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                                                                                                                          dRy CleaneRS/
                                                                 412-306-3921                                           Indian Summer                                  and Landscaping Service                                 TailoRS
           412-343-3555                                                                                                 4136 Library Rd.                                3477 McRoberts Road
                                                                                                                         412-207-8746                                       412-881-0610                                          Fi-Del Cleaners
               Pennzoil                                  Building Supplies/Hardware                                                                                                                                            250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
            3307 Library Rd.                                     Block Shear                                                                                                                                                       412-561-3433
                                                         1116 Castle Shannon Blvd                                   Photographic Trends                                 New Horizons Windows
             412-885-3480                                                                                          300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                  3606 Library Road
                                                                412-445-0706
                                                                                                                       412-563-2112                                         412-885-1900
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    dRy CleaneRS/                                               Park Avenue Salon                                PeT SuPPlieS/                                           Real eSTaTe                                         Subway - Lebanon Shops
       TailoRS                                                    935 Park Ave.                                   GRooMinG                                             Lebanon Shops Properties                               300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
             Ruby’s Cleaners                                      412-531-7275                                  Brehon’s Pet Supply Outlet                               300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd                                     412-344-7827
        300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                                                                       1230 Grove Road                                         412-563-4665
              412-531-5400                                  Serendipity Salon & Spa                                  412-721-2707                                                                                             Subway - Stoner Center
...................................................          250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                                                                           The Office Building                                4136 Library Road
       eleCTRoniCS                                               412-344-7300                                           Camp Bow Wow                                      345 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                   412-531-7827
                                                                                                                        971 Killarney Dr                                        412-563-1408
               Batteries Plus                                          SUPERcuts                                                                                  ...................................................                 Trolley Barn
           3912 Library Road                                                                                            412-885-CAMP
                                                               325 Mt Lebanon Blvd                                                                                        ReCReaTion                                               3360 Library Road
              412-531-1690                                          412-571-5484                                                                                                                                                     412-881-7880
...................................................   ...................................................                      Pet Stop                                        Ice Castle Arena
         eMeRGenCy                                                                                                       3360 Library Rd.                              990 Castle Shannon Blvd.
                                                          HealTH FoodS/                                                   412-881-7822                                          412-561-9090                                               Wendy’s
          SeRViCeS                                          ViTaMinS                                        ...................................................   ...................................................           437 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
       C S Municipal Center                                         Back to Basics                                 PHaRMaCieS                                          ReSTauRanTS                                                    412-341-0330
       3310 McRoberts Road                                                                                                                                                                                              ...................................................
                                                              300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                             Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy                                       Arby’s
          412-885-9200                                              412-343-8156                                                                                                                                                     SCHoolS
                                                      ...................................................         250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                      3700 Library Road
                                                                                                                       412-561-2347                                            412-881-0225                                     Steel City Martial Arts
       C S Volunteer Fire Dept.                                                                                                                                                                                                    3842 Library Road
           3600 Library Road                          HoMe FuRniSHinGS
                                                                                                                 Lebanon Shops Pharmacy                                        Asian Garden                                           412-531-2122
              412-884-7913                                Vitte’s Unfinished Furniture                                                                                                                                  ...................................................
...................................................        981 Castle Shannon Blvd.                                 300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                    4136 Library Road
                                                                                                                          412-344-6700                                         412-341-0476                                    SHoe SToReS
 FiTneSS CenTeRS                                                    412-561-2401
                                                      ...................................................   ...................................................                                                                    Rendezvous Shoes
          Club 1 Xpress                                                                                              PHySiCianS                                                 Burger King                                          4136 Library Rd.
     990 Castle Shannon Blvd.                           inTeRioR deSiGn                                                                                                      3220 Library Road
                                                                                                                        Specialists Inc –                                                                                             412-343-1385
          412-306-1970                                            Jaro Interiors, Inc.                                                                                         412-881-7636                             ...................................................
                                                                  3734 Poplar Ave.                                     Internal Medicine
                                                                                                                    250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd                                                                                 SPeCialTy SHoPS
                    Curves                                          412-561-5454                                                                                                 Calabria’s
  300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., #2207                        ...................................................                 412-563-5560                                       3107 Library Road                                      Accents in Ink
                                                                                                            ...................................................                                                                    3825 Willow Ave.
              412-343-8200                                         JeWelRy                                                                                                     412-885-1030
...................................................                                                                Pizza SHoPS                                                                                                      412-563-8281
                                                                    Gold Gallery
  FuneRal HoMeS                                                                                                         Castle Pizza                                          Carbonara’s
                                                                  4136 Library Rd.                                                                                                                                                    Aruba Tan
                                                                                                                     3805 Willow Avenue                                  250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
     Laughlin Memorial Chapel                                      412-343-6833                                                                                                                                                    1100 Grove Road
                                                                                                                       412-561-5556                                          412-341-4011
    1008 Castle Shannon Blvd.                                                                                                                                                                                                       412-882-9711
              412-531-5100                                        Solitaire Jewelers                                                                                          Castle Place
...................................................           300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                     Nick’s Pizza
                                                                                                                   329 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                 331 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                        Flag Factory
      GaMeS/Video                                                   412-563-5566
                                                      ...................................................                                                                    412-343-2665                                          4156 Library Road
        RenTalS                                                                                                        412-343-7722
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     412-341-3524
              Family Video                                   laW oFFiCeS                                                                                                 Castle Rock Bar & Grill
                                                                                                                        Pizza Company                                      3925 Willow Ave.
            3754 Library Rd.                                 Sciullo & Goodyear, P.C.                                   4101 Library Rd.                                                                                         Hollis German Music
             412-341-1501                                         3809 Willow Ave                                                                                            412-344-2900                                         4136 Library Road
                                                                                                                         412-343-6636
                                                                    412-561-7500                                                                                                                                                    412-531-2781
         Instant Replay Video                         ...................................................                                                                      Castle Tavern
                                                                                                                              Pizza Hut                                      3160 Library Road
       250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                       liBRaRy                                          475 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                                                                               Loova
              412-341-2022                                                                                                                                                     412-881-9695                                        3370 Library Road
...................................................          Castle Shannon Library                                       412-343-8800
                                                          3677 Myrtle Ave Pittsburgh                        ...................................................                                                                      412-884-5009
                                                                                                                                                                               China Village
  GRoCeRy SToReS                                                    412-563-4552                                 PRoFeSSional                                                 3360 Library Rd.
    John McGinnis & Company                           ...................................................          SeRViCeS                                                                                                        Pool & Spa Outlet
                                                                                                                                                                               412-881-6633                                         951 Killarney Dr.
        3759 Library Road                                    MoVinG and                                               Bethel Engineering
          412-344-1450                                        SToRaGe                                                                                                       Dukes Station II                                         412-882-7665
                                                                                                                      4156 Library Road
                                                                  Shannon Storage                                       412-344-3039                                    852 Sleepy Hollow Road
               Shop ‘n Save                                                                                                                                                  412-561-9581                                   Sassy Sensations Boutique
                                                                   3340 Library Rd.                                                                                                                                              4136 Library Rd.
     799 Castle Shannon Blvd.                                       412-882-8500                                 Castle Claims Service Inc.
              412-561-1418                            ...................................................                                                                          Grove                                          412-344-3664
...................................................                                                             1116 Castle Shannon Blvd.                                      1100 Grove Rd
                                                             nail SalonS                                              412-343-3223                                                                                                Time Tunnel Comics
HaiR SalonS & SPaS                                                                                                                                                             412-882-8748
                                                                     Nailery                                                                                                                                                    300 Mt Lebanon Blvd
       Applause Hair Designs                                     1100 Grove Road                                Consulting for Results, LLC                                  KFC and Taco Bell                                        412-207-2911
      844 Sleepy Hollow Road                                      412-882-2850                                  1116 Castle Shannon Blvd                                      701 Cooke Lane                            ...................................................
           412-388-1077                                                                                              412-445-0706                                              412-343-9732                              SPoRTinG GoodS
                                                                       Nails Club                                                                                                                                                   Golf SpecialTees
         Family Hair Center                                        4136 Library Rd.                             Fournier & McGervey, CPA                                          Kimmies
       300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                                                                       4156 Library Road                                                                                               3732 Library Road
                                                                    412-343-8880                                                                                              900 Park Avenue                                        412-343-2323
           412-561-4200                               ...................................................             412-563-3111                                             412-561-8500
                                                        oFFiCe SuPPlieS                                                                                                                                                        Premier Hockey Supply
     Hair and Beyond Salon                                                                                      Hosack, Specht, Muetzel &                                     McDonald’s
    1001 Castle Shannon Blvd                                   Able Business Forms                                      Wood LLP                                         225 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                    4136 Library Rd.
         412-892-9252                                           3729 Poplar Avenue                                305 Mt. Lebanon Blvd                                       412-561-5150                                          412-343-1710
                                                                    412-341-2313                                     412-343-9200
                                                      ...................................................                                                                                                                             TRM Cycles
              Hair Image                                                                                                                                                       Original Gyro
            4100 Library Rd.                             PeRSonal CaRe                                           Kraft Accounting Services                                   3611 Library Road                                     4100 Library Road
             412-343-3800                                   Gracious Living Personal                                   3734 Library Road                                       412-881-3352                                          412-343-2981
                                                                  Care Home                                               412-344-5465
         Helping Hands                                         3768 Willow Ave.                             ...................................................                 Pho Kim 88                                                Willi’s Ski
    1003 Castle Shannon Blvd                                     412-563-4444                                     PRoPeRTy                                                   4100 Library Road                                     3738 Library Road
         412-561-7909                                                                                            ManaGeMenT                                                    412-531-8268                                           412-881-5660
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ...................................................
                                                               Helping Hands                                      Allbrook Property Mgmt.
              Holiday Hair                                1003 Castle Shannon Blvd                                                                                            Piacquadio’s                                 VeTeRinaRianS
                                                                                                                    315 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.                                300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
            4136 Library Rd.                                   412-561-7909                                               412-343-8400                                                                                         C S Veterinary Hospital
             412-343-3209                                                                                   ...................................................              412-745-3663                                         3610 Library Rd.
                                                          Manning Physical Therapy                            PSyCHiC MediuM                                                                                                       412-885-2500
               Hot Heads                                    3370 Library Road                                                                                             Pittsburgh Sports Bar
           3611 Library Road                                  412-819-0991                                      Rev. Rivera Divine Wisdom                                  3630 Library Road                                South Hills Animal Hospital
             412-886-9000                                                                                         3819 Willow Avenue                                          412-892-9079                                       999 Killarney Dr.
                                                                                                                      412-804-8010                                                                                                412-884-2434
       Maximus Hair Studio                                                                                                                                                  Someone Else’s Bar
      844 Sleepy Hollow Road                                                                                                                                                 3841 Willow Ave
           412-561-1780                                                                                                                                                       412-343-4332

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            CoMMuniTy liBrary
               of Castle Shannon
   3677 Myrtle Avenue l 412-563-4552 l Fax: 563-8228 l www.castleshannonlibrary.org
The library is free to all Allegheny County residents. Please bring photo identification and proof of current address to the library to receive a library card.
 Materials available to borrow include books (large print editions available), books on CD, books on cassette, music CDs, DVDs, videos and magazines.
                 Services available include: internet access, word processing, computer printing (fee), photocopying (fee) and faxing (fee).
                                           Programming is available for children and adults throughout the year.



                                                                             Breakfast
                    library Hours
Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                                               with
Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    (Closed on Sundays from May 29 - Sept .4)
                                                                             Santa
                Holiday Closures                                             Join us for Breakfast
Thursday, November 11 . . . . . . . . . . Veteran’s Day                      with Santa on Saturday,
Wednesday, November 24 . . . . . . . Close at 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 25 . . . . . .Thanksgiving Day                            December 11th!
Friday, November 26 . . . .Day after Thanksgiving
                                                                             Children young and old are invited.
Friday, December 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 25 . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Day                      Don’t forget your camera. Tickets are on
Sunday, December 26 . . . . . . Day after Christmas                          sale now. Purchase them at the library today!
Friday, December 31. . . . . . . . . . . . .New Year’s Eve                   This fundraising event is sponsored
Saturday, January 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . New Year’s Day                  by the Friends of the Library. Proceeds go to
Sunday, January 2 . . . . . . . . . .Day after New Years                     children’s programming at the library.
Monday, January 17 . .Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21 . . . . . . . . . . . President’s Day




                MonThly Book disCussion group
  The group meets in the lower level of the Library on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Copies of the books in various formats are available at the front desk to borrow. Pick up a copy today!
november 8 ...For Whom the Bell Tolls                                              February 14 ....The Great Gatsby
              by Ernest Hemingway                                                                  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
December 13 ..Hercule Poirot’s Christmas                                           March 14...........A Perfect Crime
              by Agatha Christie                                                                      by Peter Abrahams
January 10 .......The Guernsey Literary and                                        April 11 .............The Girl Who Played with Fire
                  Potato Peel Society                                                                    by Steig Larsson
                  by Mary Ann Shaffer                                              May 9 .................The Help
                  and Annie Barrows                                                                       by Kathryn Stockett
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            uPCoMinG eVenTS
             for children and teens at the Library
 Sign up for any of these programs today by calling the library at 412-563-4552,
               emailing andersonh@einetwork.net, or stopping in!
Holiday After-School            Wet your                             Teen Spots-
Family Movie                    Whistle                              Gift Making Workshop
You’re invited to join us on    Wednesdays                           Grades 6-12 are invited to
Wednesday, November 17 at       Come to this                         come to the library on
4 p.m. to see the new release   book club for 2nd through            Wednesday, December 15 from
animated “Disney/Image          5th graders, where you get a         3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. We will
Movers” movie on the big        taste of a really great book.        be making special gifts for
screen. The movie, rated PG,    Fun games will be played, too.       special people in our lives.
is based on Charles Dickens’    Meetings take place on the first     Make something special for
classic novel with Jim Carrey   Wednesday of every month             yourself as well! We’ll have a
playing Ebenezer Scrooge.       from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.                 variety of handmade gift
Refreshments will be served.    In December, we’ll meet on           projects to create!
A chance for your family to     December 8.                          ••••••••••••••••
enjoy a brand new movie on      ••••••••••••••••                     After School Family Movie
the big screen for FREE!        Holiday Beading Event                Come to the library on
••••••••••••••••                Ages 3 and up are invited to         Tuesday, December 7 at
Thanksgiving                    join us for a fun holiday gift-      4:30 p.m. to watch the
Craft                           making event on Tuesday,             hilarious newly released
Ages 3 and up,                  December 8 at either 4:15            animated film about starring
drop by the library             p.m. or 5:30 p.m. There is no        everybody’s favorite green
on Tuesday, November 23         charge and you can make one          Ogre! Rated PG. Refreshments
between the hours of 2 p.m.     beaded project for yourself          will be served. A chance for
and 8 p.m. for a Thanksgiving   AND a holiday gift for someone       your family to enjoy a brand
themed craft.                   special in your life. Registration   new movie on the big screen
                                is required because space is         for FREE!
                                limited! The craft is not suitable
                                for children under the age of
                                3. Children younger than 1st
                                grade should bring a helper.

   Vendor Fair at the Community Library of Castle Shannon
  Saturday, November 13th • 9 a.m.~3 p.m. • Lower Level of the Library
   25 vendors to Choose From... Holiday Shopping Made Easy!
                  Food, a 50/50 Raffle and a Chinese Auction
                 All proceeds benefit the Library. Come out and support us!
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              UpComiNg progrAmS for Adults
                  at the Community Library of Castle Shannon
  Lawrence C. Connolly Book Reading                                              AARP Driver Safety Class
  Join local author Lawrence C. Connolly of Visions                              Come to the library on Thursday, November 18 and Friday,
  and Veins read from his new novel Vipers and his                               November 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. to participate in the AARP
  short story collection This Way to Egress on                                   Driver Safety Class. The cost for the class is $12 for AARP
  Wednesday, November 17 from 7 - 9 p.m.                                         Members and $14 for Non-AARP Members. Proof of AARP
  at the Library.                                                                Membership is needed. Checks are preferred and can be made
  Books will be available for purchase.                                          out to AARP. Pre-registration with payment at the Library is
                                                                                 required. Participants 55 and older can receive a 5% discount
  New Release Movie Night                                                        off of their car insurance for completing this two-day program.
  You are invited to see a newly released movie on                               This class is highly recommended for those wanting to learn
  Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. This movie is                               the effects of aging on driving.
  based on the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
  and stars Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem.                                     dates for 2011:
  Registration is needed.                                                        Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19
  Register by calling 412-563-4552.                                              from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  New Release Movie Day                                                          Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4
  You are invited to see a newly released movie on                               from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  Wednesday, December 8 at 1:30 p.m. This sci-fi movie
  stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page.                                        Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18
  Registration is needed.                                                        from 9 a.m - 1 p.m.
  Register by calling 412-563-4552.



   muniCipal pHone numbers                                                                                    QuiCk
police emergency/ambulance emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1-1                             ConneCtions
fire emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1-1
borough administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-885-9200                     When calling the
police information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-885-9300
                                                                                                          Municipal Center, to quickly get a
mayor donald baumgarten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-885-9200
                                                                                                          direct connection to a particular
tax collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-885-9260
                                                                                                          person or department, callers must
fire department information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-884-7913
medical rescue information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-343-5111
                                                                                                          dial 412-885-9200 followed by
pre-scheduled ambulance information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-343-7889                                these extensions:
community library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-563-4552
earned income tax collector,                                                                              Administration .............................. 100
berkheimer assoc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-881-3075                  Planning and Zoning ...................... 105
district Justice david barton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-885-2111                    Tax Collector Shirley Torris.............. 107
state sen. wayne fontana                                                                                  Mayor Donald Baumgarten ............ 108
(42nd senatorial district) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-344-2551
state representative chelsa wagner
(22nd legislative district) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-343-2094                    When calling the
congressman tim murphy                                                                                    Police Department, quick connec-
(18th congressional district) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-344-5583                      tions from 412-885-9300 are:
u.s. senator arlen specter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412-644-3400                     Police Clerk. ................................... 111
u.s. senator robert casey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-461-9159
    BoRouGH oFFiCe HouRS aRe 8:30 a.M. unTil 4 P.M.

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     garbage & recycling                                                                              If you have questions regarding the new trash and
                                                                                                      recycling collection schedule, single stream recycling
                                                                                                      and/or any service issues, please contact the AWS

     inFoRMaTion                                                                                      customer service department Monday through Friday
                                                                                                      from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-877-788-9400.

      Garbage Service                                                                            Holiday Schedule
      Allied Waste Service (AWS) will provide curbside collection of                             There is no trash collection on the following six holidays: New Year’s
      household waste on a weekly basis. This includes normal household                          Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and
      waste, yard waste and bulky waste. Bulky waste includes furniture,                         Christmas Day. Pick up will be delayed one day if the above official
      white goods, bundled carpet and padding (cut in 4-ft. sections) and                        holiday is on a Monday through Friday. If the actual date falls on a
      other similar waste material other than construction debris, dead                          Saturday or Sunday there is no change in service day for that week.
      animals, hazardous waste or domestic animal waste.                                         The holiday schedule is outlined on the recycling schedule.

      Please place your rubbish in standard 32-gallon trash con-                                 Recycling
      tainers or heavy plastic bags which are securely tied. Bags                                All recyclables must be placed curbside in either a blue recycling bin or a




2010-2011
      and/or cans may not exceed 50 lbs.                                                         similar container. Recyclables placed in bags will not be taken. Recy-
                                                                                                 cling stickers are available at the Borough Administration office. The stick-
                                                                                                 ers can be used to clearly mark receptacles for recycling. Please take the
                                                                                                 lids off of any plastic items because of compacting issues.




Castle Shannon Borough Recycling Schedule
Recyclables collected every other week can be mixed in bin: cleaned glass jars/bottles, aluminum and tin cans, plastics
(1 -7), magazines, catalogs, phonebooks, junk mail, envelopes, all color office paper, paper grocery bags, chipboard
food boxes, newspapers and inserts, flattened cardboard boxes in 3-foot sections.
rECYClABlEs CollECtEd EVErY otHEr WEEK sAME As trAsH dAY WHEN sHAdEd.
     NOvEMBER 2010                        DECEMBER 2010                       JANUARy 2011                          FEBRUARy 2011                        MARCH 2011
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT          SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT         SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT           SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT         SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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          APRIL 2011                           MAy 2011                           JUNE 2011                             JULy 2011                       AUGUST 2011
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT          SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT         SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT           SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT         SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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                       SEPTEMBER 2011                        OCTOBER 2011                        NOvEMBER 2011                        DECEMBER 2011
                   SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT          SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT         SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT          SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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                   4    5    6   7    8    9 10         2    3   4   5    6   7    8        6     7   8    9 10 11 12            4     5   6   7    8   9 10
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ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AWS CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-877-788-9400.
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DAre essAy winners Special Thanks
                                                 I wish to express my thanks and appreciation
                                                 to all those who have volunteered their
                                                 time in 2010 to do an outstanding job for
                                                 the Friends of the Castle Shannon Library.
                                                 The Friends sponsor a list of Library events such as Flea
                                                 Markets, Book Sales, Halloween Parade and Breakfast
                                                 with Santa. Profits of these events support the children’s
                                                 programs. With your continuing support and help, our
                                                 group was able to raise $1,200.00 at our last Book Sale
                                                 held in September.


   from Myrtle Avenue                            We are collecting membership dues now for 2011.
                                                 Membership fees are $5 for single, $10 for family, and
    Elementary School                            $25 for patron. Please support the Friends of the Castle
   kaTrianna hoffMan, niCole ries                Shannon Library by becoming a Member today. We are
    and krisTy lipperT read Their                always looking for volunteers to help out, because
    winning essays aT a Borough                  without them, the Friends would not be successful.
 CounCil MeeTing. The dare prograM
  is TaughT By sergeanT daVid lane               Wayne Cook, President of the Friends of the Library
      and offiCer gary waTkins.

				
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