As Kristy Weidner dealt with her marriage ending, she wanted to make a change. She considered volunteering for the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders. Instead, she and her former supervisor co-founded the Village Center for Holistic Therapy because she saw a local need for services aimed at improving one’s overall well-being.
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is providing a grant allowing a Shaler Area teacher to devote more time to preparing students for “leadership roles in Holocaust, genocide and human rights education, remembrance and advocacy,” according to recipient Nick Haberman.
Etna Mayor Thomas Rengers proclaimed Dec. 11 Etna EcoDistrict Day, in celebration of the borough’s recognition as the world’s first certified EcoDistrict by the Portland, Ore.-based EcoDistricts organization.
Shaler Area High School senior Jacob Ishman didn’t realize how much North Hills Christian Church in Ross, where he worships with his family, needed a new entrance walkway until he started building one for his Eagle Scout project.
Shaler Township engineer Matt Sebastian said that heavy summer rains “displaced or otherwise damaged” some of Fall Run Park’s in-stream structures. As a result, he recently walked through the park with Shanin Asbury of Gateway Engineers to discuss stream maintenance and the items that the township can accomplish using its in-house employees rather than hiring contractors.
Shaler Hampton EMS executive director Eric Schmidt said that he “would have bet a large sum of money” that he and other emergency rescue personnel would have orchestrated recovery rather than rescue efforts when a man crashed his vehicle into Pine Creek on Halloween.
Since 1961, the Glenshaw Century Club has kicked off the holiday season with its annual house tour raising funds for local nonprofits and scholarships benefiting Shaler Area High School students, according to club publicity Chairwoman Susan Ball.
Shaler Area School District hosted a storytelling festival Oct. 23 at Scott Primary School featuring the premiere of the trailer for the district’s storytelling, as well as parents, teachers and community leaders sharing their stories in person.
Audiences will view Christopher Columbus’ ship, attend the Declaration of Independence’s signing, witness the telephone’s invention and observe the first moon landing during Shaler Area Middle School’s fall play.
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.