Author: Erica Cebzanov


PCN president hosting 20 years of ‘PA Books” at Shaler North Hills Library
October 14, 2019
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.

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Shaler promotes police lieutenant to first deputy chief
October 9, 2019
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.

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Fundraiser brings award-winning Haitian food, music to North Park
October 8, 2019
Pittsburghers will have the opportunity to experience Haitian cuisine and music at a North Park benefit raising funds to improve the Caribbean country’s environment.

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For Shaler North Hills Library’s ‘Miss Ing,’ serving others is her passion
October 7, 2019
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.

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Millvale Library fundraiser ‘Drink, Talk, Learn’ put a premium on fun
October 6, 2019
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.

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Walk Bike Shaler seeks grant for feasibility study
September 29, 2019
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.

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Millvale Library, Girty’s Run Watershed offer environmental fellowship opportunities
September 27, 2019
Shaler Area eighth through 12th graders have the opportunity to gain hands-on environmental conservation experience and serve their communities through an after-school fellowship.

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Bethlehem Lutheran adds second pastor
September 24, 2019
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting an installation service for the Rev. Ellen Lundie, who is accepting a newly created associate minister position, at 3 p.m. Oct. 6. at the church.

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Millvale run/walk aims to spark interest in Pittsburgh Marathon
September 22, 2019
North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) is inviting the community to gather for a morning walk or run at Millvale Riverfront Park followed by afternoon libations at Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden.

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Glenshaw Century Club has served the community since 1946
September 18, 2019
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.

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Shaler Area Homecoming offers full-day of activities
September 15, 2019
The Shaler Area School District is inviting guests on a “world tour” — no passport necessary — during its Sept. 21 homecoming festivities.

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Shaler Commissioner recognized as Veteran of the Year
September 13, 2019
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.

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Etna EcoDistrict enjoying success, making big plans for future
September 9, 2019
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.

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Millvale Days jam-packed with music, food, events
September 8, 2019
The community has worked together to plan this year’s Millvale Days.

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Marzolf Primary sensory path helps students learn through play
September 6, 2019
Marzolf Primary School students hop on lily pads, tightrope walk along twigs and spin atop vibrantly painted waves on their playground sidewalk.

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Blessed Trinity Academy hires new principal
September 1, 2019
Blessed Trinity Academy (BTA) students met new principal Moira Regan Edmiston on their first day of school, Aug. 26.

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Shaler Area welcomes second school resource officer
August 29, 2019
Shaler Area School District has hired Millvale police Officer Brenan Jackson as its second school resource officer.

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Shaler purchases Stoneridge Park for recreational activities
August 23, 2019
Shaler commissioners have approved the township’s $30,250 purchase of land that it has leased from Stoneridge Covenant Church in Allison Park for years.

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History of Shalercrest chronicled in local man’s book
August 23, 2019
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.

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Shaler Area school board OKs district’s use of flexible instructional days
August 22, 2019
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.

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Shaler commissioners vote to accept McElheny Road settlement
August 15, 2019
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.

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Shaler manager’s 27-year tenure was originally to be temporary position
August 14, 2019
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.

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