Murrysville: Egyptology program, Veterans Day activities, zoo speaker, more
Delmont Ministry seeks food donations for Thanksgiving dinner
Seed Ministries, a Delmont-based nonprofit, is seeking food donations for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner, which this year was held on November 18 at the Covenant Care Ministries in southwest Greensburg.
They are looking for 10 to 12 large cans of yams, after receiving other food donations from local grocery stores. Donations can be arranged by calling 304-413-6752 or 724-461-7015.
Dinner will be held from 10 a.m. at Covenant Care Ministries, 533 Sidney St. in southwest Greensburg.
AMVETS, Legion and VFW announce joint Veterans Day activities
White Valley AMVETS, Export-Murrysville American Legion and Delmont VFW will sponsor Veterans Day ceremonies on November 13 at the following dates and times:
• 9 a.m., Eastview Union Cemetery, 350 E. Pittsburgh St. in Delmont
• 9:15 am, Delmont honor roll, 77 Greensburg St.
• 9:30 am, Delmont Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 101 Church Street.
• 10:15 a.m., Export American Legion Honor Roll, 5764 Kennedy Ave.
• 10:30 a.m. Murrysville Community Park Roll of Honor, 4856 Wiestertown Road
• 11 a.m. White Valley AMVETS Post 85, Honor Roll, 2100 Carolina St. in Murrysville
• Noon, lunch for veterans at White Valley AMVETS
AAUW will host an Egyptology program, a book deposit day
The Murrysville Chapter of the American Association of University Women will welcome Lisa Saladino Haney as a guest speaker on November 11, to discuss her work in Egypt, her current research, and her role in the upcoming Carnegie Museum of Natural History permanent exhibit. , “Egypt on the Nile.”
Haney is the museum’s assistant curator.
The meeting will take place at 9:30 am in the TechNook area of the Murrysville Community Library. No registration is required. Participants are required to wear a mask. To learn more, email [email protected] or visit Murrysville-PA.aauw.net.
• In addition, AAUW will be organizing a one-day book donation drive only.
It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 13 in the library parking lot, 4130 Sardis Road in Murrysville.
Club members will be on hand to accept books, CDs, DVDs, games and records in good condition, which can be brought in boxes or bags. All donations will go to Half Price Books and the proceeds will go to the library.
Those unable to make it on collection day can donate directly to Half Price Books, 3757 William Penn Highway in Monroeville, and donate the proceeds to the library.
Library Presents “Pittsburgh’s Impact on the World”
The Murrysville Community Library will host staff from the Senator John Heinz History Center who will discuss the impact Pittsburgh residents and their innovations have on the world, from banana splits and Heinz ketchup to Zippo lighter.
It will be held at 7 p.m. on November 15 at the Library, 4130 Sardis Road in Murrysville.
Register online at MurrysvilleLibrary.org or by calling 724-327-1102.
The Murrysville Woman’s Club will meet on November 18
The Murrysville Woman’s Club will meet on November 18 at 11:15 a.m. at the Penn Murry Kitchen, 5089 Cozy Inn Cutoff in Murrysville.
Lunch will be served at noon and the guest speaker will be Paul Selvaggio from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
To attend or join the club, call Beverly Bella at 412-720-8372.
Spaghetti dinner for the benefit of FR Band Boosters
A spaghetti dinner on November 13 at First United Methodist Church in Murrysville will benefit Franklin Regional Band Boosters and the Panther Marching Band.
It will be from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 3916 Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville.
Reservations can be made on FRband.com.
Upcoming public meetings
• Franklin Regional School Board voting meeting at 7:30 pm November 22 at the Murrysville municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are broadcast on local access Comcast Channel 19 and archived at YouTube.com/user/FranklinRegionalSD.
Vehicle emissions law could change
Legislation to update annual emissions inspection tests for newer vehicles was passed by the Pennsylvania Senate.
Senate Bill 777 would exempt the five most recent model year vehicles from emissions testing and remove the gas cap test requirement for vehicles without a gas cap.
Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Clearfield, said more than 21 million recent vehicles tested over the past decade have a 99.65% pass rate, proving the test is less effective at reducing pollution atmospheric.
The bill is now headed to the House.
Live! Pittsburgh casino opens poker room
Officials at Live! The Pittsburgh Casino at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield is preparing to open a poker room. The 1,400-square-foot room with seven tables is slated to open early next year pending approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
It will be located on the second floor of the facility, next to Sports & Social Steel City. The hall was originally designated as a banquet hall that can be used for private meetings or special events. It will generate around 25 new jobs.
“Our new poker room will be exciting and provide our guests with yet another reason to enjoy their time with us at Live! Casino, ”CEO Sean Sullivan said in a press release.
The announcement of the poker room comes almost a year after Live! The Pittsburgh Casino opened in the mall’s former Bon-Ton window. The $ 150 million casino, owned by The Cordish Cos. in Maryland, has 30 table games, 150 slot machines, and dining and entertainment facilities.
Pitt-Greensburg to host public vaccination clinics
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and Mainline Pharmacy will sponsor five covid-19 vaccination clinics from Tuesday through November. The clinics are free and open to the public as well as to the campus community.
The clinics will provide the Moderna vaccine to those aged 12 and over. Initial shots and boosters will be available. Clinics will be open from 9 a.m. to 1:16 p.m. and 23 at Chambers Hall on the Pitt-Greensburg campus at 150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield.
Officials asked those planning to visit clinics to pre-register at mainlinepharmacy.com/covid-vaccine-scheduling.
A spokesperson for Pitt said the clinics are part of an outreach effort that began with the first clinic last spring.
Courthouse passport office extends opening hours
The Westmoreland County Courthouse office that processes U.S. passport applications will have extended hours one day a week, officials said.
The Prothonotary’s office on the fifth floor of the courthouse, 2 N. Main St. in Greensburg, will be open two additional hours every Thursday from 8:30 am to 6 pm to process passports.
This is a resumption of a program that had been in place before March 2020, when most of the courthouse functions were interrupted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The office will continue to process passport applications Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm No appointment is necessary.
Police: apartment search reveals pot, THC cartridges
A 21-year-old man from Delmont faces drug charges because police say a search of his apartment revealed marijuana, THC vapor cartridges and marijuana “wax”.
Delmont Police said they were contacted over the summer by residents and management about drug-related activity at the Valley Stream apartment complex on Old William Penn Highway.
After opening an investigation, carrying out weeks of surveillance and making controlled purchases of marijuana, a search warrant was obtained for a unit in the Valley Stream Building 101, owned by 21-year-old David Michael Clarke.
A warrant was served on October 21 by Delmont police and agents from the Attorney General’s Drugs Task Force, who found 101 grams of marijuana, 79 grams of marijuana “wax”, 60 grams of liquid THC in vaping cartridges, over $ 2,600, scales and other packaging materials.
Clarke was charged with Drug Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute and Drug Paraphernalia. He faces a hearing on December 21.