Castle Shannon Municipal Center 412-885-9200 • borough.castle-shannon.pa.us Fall 2010 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.” 1 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. continued on page 3 2 continued from page 2 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! 3 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! 4 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. 5 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 6 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 email@example.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. 7 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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 12 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 14 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 15 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 16 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 email@example.com, 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! 17 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. 18 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 27 28 29 30 31 30 31 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 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 31 31 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 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 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 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 25 26 27 28 29 30 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 30 31 ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AWS CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-877-788-9400. 19 Castle Shannon municipal center Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Pittsburgh, PA Permit No. 2401 3310 Mcroberts road castle Shannon, PA 15234 Phone: 412-885-9200 Place label here 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.