Brian Lockman, Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) president and CEO, is visiting Shaler North Hills Library (SNHL) as part of a statewide tour discussing his 20 years hosting the “PA Books” television program focusing on newly published literature covering the state’s history, people and culture.
The Shaler commissioners appointed Lt. Sean Frank to serve as first deputy police chief, effective immediately, during their Oct. 8 meeting. Chief Bryan Kelly plans on retiring in February with more than 34 years of Shaler Township Police Department service.
The Rev. Ingrid Kalchthaler, known affectionately as “Miss Ing” to many, sees her jobs as Shaler North Hills Library’s (SNHL) youth services coordinator and North Hills Community Baptist Church’s pastoral care director as remarkably similar.
As part of a unique Millvale Community Library (MCL) fundraiser, attendees delivered 3-minute PowerPoint presentations on tea-party hosting and karaoke song-selection tips, tea’s benefits compared to coffee, “Gilmore Girls” and the Harry Potter universe’s Hufflepuff House. Oh, and someone wore a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume and presented the species’ grievances against humans.
Nearly two years ago, Chris Chirdon of Walk Bike Shaler presented his plans during a commissioners committee meeting for partnering with the township to improve Mt. Royal Boulevard’s pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
Since its founding, the Glenshaw Century Club Inc. has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to Shaler Area High School seniors and donated more than $150,000 to civic organizations, according to Edie Haughton, executive committee president.
State Sen. Lindsey Williams recognized Shaler Commissioner David Mizgorski during a Sept. 10 township commissioners meeting as Veteran of the Year by presenting him with a flag that flew over the state capitol in his honor.
Architect Christine Mondor views the “stone soup” European folk tale — people each parting with meager ingredients until a soup is prepared that satisfies everyone — as a metaphor for the Etna EcoDistrict planning process.
Pittsburgh’s factories overhauled production during World War II to provide steel, cement, weapons and vehicles to assist with defense efforts. To combat a severe housing shortage among workers seeking defense work, the government built housing projects throughout Allegheny County.
Shaler Area School District students may have to complete home-based assignments on snow days, thanks to the school board’s Aug. 21 decision to permit the district’s application and participation in the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s flexible instructional day (FID) program.
The Shaler commissioners voted Aug. 13 to accept a settlement from Scioto Properties, which will allow up to six residents with traumatic brain injuries to occupy 444 McElheny Road. In return, the developer will dismiss a federal lawsuit claiming that, when the township failed to issue Scioto a property variance for the facility, it violated residents with disabilities’ constitutional rights to fair housing.
Tim Rogers initially accepted an interim Shaler Township manager position, with goals of improving the township’s finances and employee relations while the board of commissioners sought a permanent manager.