Thursday, July 5, 2012
Canonsburg celebrated Independence Day in grand style with a biggest-ever parade and other holiday activities.
The always-spectacular Canonsburg Fourth of July Parade celebrated its 50th year Wednesday, both bigger and better than ever. The event-filled day kicked off with annual Whiskey Rebellion 5K Race, the ringing of the church bells at 9 a.m. and then the iconic parade. Entertainer Bobby Shawn and borough Manager Terry Hazlett served as masters of ceremonies. The parade's founding fathers—Anthony L. Colaizzo, Ed Snarey and Mario DiPalma—served as marshals with “American Idol” finalist Adam Brock as celebrity marshal. Honorable recognitions were given to the Canon-McMillan High School wrestlers who won the PIAA State Team Duals Championships and PIAA State Individual Championships. The celebration moved to Town Park in the afternoon with a …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Marcellus Municipal Co-op's public hearing about local impact fees associated with drilling drew in a crowd of people Wednesday night.
Mt. Pleasant Township Supervisor Larry Grimm said his small community has paid out almost $180,000 over the last few months alone—money spent on staffing and legal fees associated with Marcellus Shale drilling there. “Some are saying that should not be (considered) for an impact fee,” he said at the Marcellus Municipal Co-op’s public hearing Wednesday night. “Your thoughts, sir?” Although the first speaker, Elam Herr, with the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors agreed that those expenses are directly related to drilling, how to quantify the impact of Marcellus Shale development in local communities was a major talking point throughout the evening—with some dissenting opinion. This was the first public hearing of the MMC…
Friday, April 8, 2011
Commissioner candidates were featured, with row office contenders getting the opportunity to speak also.
Issues related to the regulation and taxation of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom dominated the discussion at a League of Women Voters candidate’s forum held Tuesday at Canon-McMillan High School. The event featured the nine candidates running for county commissioner, who gave opening and closing remarks — as well as answered questions submitted by the audience of about 75 people. The forum was also open to county row office candidates, several of whom made speeches after the commissioners' debate was completed.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Students from 10 districts will compete in the 2nd annual student-involved, Teen Outreach program.
Rachael Ferraco, a freshman at Peters Township High School, auditioned and was chosen to represent Peters in the 2nd annual countywide talent show, Washington's Got Talent, Jan. 29, at Trinity High School. This is Peters Township's first year in the event. "I'm so excited," said Ferraco, who will be singing "Summertime" in the competition. She's been involved in the Accelerando Music Conservatory for two years, and has been under the instruction of voice teacher, Christina Chirumbolo for five. Ferraco said she heard of the event through the school's morning announcements, participated in a five-minute audition and then was chosen as the first representative for the district. According to event coordinator and founder, Amy Podgurski, 10 …