Thursday, May 2, 2013
College costs are on the rise.
With college costs rising every year, the Peters Township Public Library will host a program to help parents understand their options and prepare to finance their child’s college education well before their high school years. “Jump Start Your Child's College Savings” will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the library. Presenters will be Jayeann Harr, Higher Education Access Partner of SW PHEAA and David Dominick from the Pennsylvania Treasury Department. At the program, parents of students in elementary and middle school can learn from a representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency about the college financial aid process, the programs for aid that are currently available, and how to apply …
Monday, April 8, 2013
There are three opportunities for residents to mark the day.
The Peters Townshp Public Library is planning to mark Earth Day. The library's GO Green Club will celebrate Earth Day by hosting a free film screening of DIRT! The Movie at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 in the library’s reading room. DIRT! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. One teaspoon of dirt contains a billion organisms working in remarkable balance to maintain and sustain a series of complex, thriving communities that impact our daily lives. The film takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Register to attending the screening by emailing programs…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Monday, Feb. 18, is Presidents Day.
Monday, Feb. 18 is Presidents' Day. The holiday was originally titled "Washington's Birthday," a federal observation honoring the nation's first President and implemented by congress in 1879. By the mid-1980s, with a push from advertisers, the term "Presidents' Day" began its public appearance. Today, the holiday has become well known for being a day in which many stores, especially car dealers and furniture outlets, hold sales. What's Closed What's Open What did we miss? Tell us in the comments below.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The top two characteristics singles looking to date want in their potential partners are good teeth and—good grammar!
The top two characteristics singles looking to date want in their potential partners are good teeth and good grammar. The surprising information was recently revealed in an online survey by Match.com, which asked both men and women to rate what traits they were looking for in the opposite sex. Singles, and anyone else looking to improve their grammar skills, are invited to attend “Quick Fixes for Everyday Grammar Blunders and Business Writing Etiquette” on Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peters Township Public Library. The program will be offered by Sydnee Bagovich, The Grammar Nerd, whose intense interest in grammar began in her grade school years. She holds a bachelor's degree from Robert Morris University and a MBA from …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The presentation is not suitable for children.
The statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are shocking—nearly 15,000 people die every year from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, and 1 in 20 people in the U.S. age 12 or older reported using prescription painkillers in 2010 for nonmedical reasons. On Friday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m., several students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy will visit the Peters Township Public Library for a discussion about prescription drug misuse among youth. The program will cover the associated risks and how to identify and prevent abuse. It will include a video clip and some role playing scenarios. The hour-long interactive session is geared toward parents and grandparents and is not suitable for children…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Apartments? Condos? More of the same? Residents have a chance this week to decide what kind of development should come to Peters Township.
This message was submitted to Peters Patch to share with the Peters Township residents. Anyone over the age of 40 can probably recall neighborhoods, commercial corridors, even entire communities that were once thriving examples of economic and social success, but are now tired shells of their former selves. Competing locations may have lured residents or customers to newer, better, shinier opportunities. Infrastructure has been neglected. Turnover and vacancy rates tarnish the luster of the past. Such conditions remind us that future is forever, but prosperity is often relatively short-term. Downtowns are a good example. Up until the 1960s, downtown was the commercial and social nucleus of virtually every metropolitan region. Retailing …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.
Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! Here is a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday: What are we missing? Add your ideas in the comments section.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Cooks and samplers wanted!
Beans or no beans? Beef or vegetarian? Mild or spicy? The Peters Township Public Library Cooking Club needs your vote to decide who makes the best chili in Peters Township. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents over 18 years old (voting age) are welcome to submit their chili for tasting or to register to vote and choose a winner. Photo ID will not be required. To enter your chili in the cook-off or to vote in this "election," register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.941.9430. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 29. A $5 fee will be charged before the Nov. 1 competition to sample and cast your ballot for the best chili. To enter the cook-off, bring your best pot of chili to the meeting room on the first floor by 6:30 pm…