Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Outdoor Classroom will be one of 150 in the world.
The Outdoor Classroom, located in Upper St. Clair and servicing the southwestern Pennsylvania region, has become the United States’ 72nd Project WET host institution. There are only 150 other Project WET host institutions in 60 countries. As a host institution, The Outdoor Classroom will train formal and non-formal educators to teach children and youth about water resources in engaging ways that promote responsible water stewardship. "We’re excited," said Laurina Isabella Lyle, executive director of Project WET USA. "With its amazing location in the heart of Boyce Mayview Park and established history of helping people of all ages connect with the environment through hands-on learning, The Outdoor Classroom is the perfect organization to …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The developer can appeal the decision.
The South Fayette Zoning Board unanimously denied a request from Aloe Brothers LLC to allow mineral extraction from the property of the former Mayview State Hospital. About 50 people attended Thursday night's public hearing. Residents from South Fayette, Upper St. Clair and Bridgeville spoke out against the proposed surface coal mining. One Bridgeville woman said she was in favor of what the developers needed to do to develop the property. Irving Firman, an attorney for Upper St. Clair, also attended the hearing. Firman asked Dennis Regan, who is Aloe’s project manager, if he'd consider tabling the application to discuss the plan with Upper St. Clair Township officials. Regan said no. Preston Shimer, president of USC Citizens for Land …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The parks and recreation committee examined a status report Monday night.
The Upper St. Clair Parks and Recreation Committee decided not to recommend a rate increase for Community and Recreation Center members on Monday night. "We can hold off for another year," said Matthew Serakowski, township manager. Commissioners in December approved a budget that planned for a 2.5 percent rate increase, according to Commissioner Daniel Paoly. Serakowski told him the increase is not needed. The board of commissioners are expected to take a final vote on no rate increases at their March 4 meeting. More than 30 percent of the C&RC's membership is from non-Upper St. Clair residents, including Peters Township residents. The C&RC plans to market the facility to non-residents more in the next year.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Pittsburgh area's museums, galleries, parks and other cultural venues are offering free admission on specific days between Sept. 20 and Oct. 13.
Want to take advantage to visit some of Pittsburgh's greatest assets—for free? Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) is offering the chance to do just that during 2012 RADical Days, which runs from Sept. 20 to Oct. 13. From the free family activities on Sept. 29 at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Point Breeze to glassblowing demonstrations on Oct. 5 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in Friendship, RAD days offer indoor and outdoor opportunities at the region's museums, galleries, parks and other cultural venues. On Oct. 6, you can visit Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair for creek explorations, birding, insect safaris and crafts, followed by an evening campfire with roasted marshmallows. And, on Oct. 13, you can join the festivities…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Textbooks are no substitute for the real thing, and the organization—which serves Peters residents—is helping young and old alike explore their world firsthand.
Let’s test your knowledge. What is the difference between a beetle and a true bug? (Volkswagen-related answers don’t count.) A head-scratcher, huh? Well, some folks who are a whole lot younger than you know the answer, thanks to the Outdoor Classroom in Upper St. Clair. More specifically, thanks to Amy Bianco, an Outdoor Classroom staff member who conducted a Talk ’n’ Walk program Sunday on the subject of insects. She provided plenty of information during the first half before taking participants on a hike to find examples from the animal kingdom’s most species-rich class of creatures. If you’re not familiar with the Outdoor Classroom, it’s near the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. In fact, the classroom predates the …