Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Peters Township Parks and Recreation is looking for a group of friends who love to scare people!
Editor's Note: This story was updated on Thursday, Aug. 30. With Halloween just 65 days away, Peters Township Parks and Recreation has the planning under way for the annual Haunted Trail. Do you have a group of friends or belong to a group looking for community service hours? Or do you just love to scare people? There are opportunities available. The CRC needs storytellers, scene actors, concession stand volunteers, trail monitors, scene prop builders and designers. If you're interested, the first meeting will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. at the CRC. To RSVP, call 724-942-5000. The Parks and Rec staff asks you to let them know if you have leftover items from past Halloween events—they may be able to use them. The Haunted …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The popular vocal and instrumental group played to an enthusiastic summer audience at Peterswood Park.
The oldies are alive and well. That reference is to the type of music played by the Four Townsmen and the 4T Show Band, which brought its energetic show to Peterswood Park on Wednesday. As for the guys in the group … well, some of them have been performing since the truly early days of rock ’n’ roll. But that doesn’t seem to be slowing them any. Part of Peters Township’s summer concert series, Wednesday’s gig brought hundreds of fans to the amphitheater at Peterswood Park, where they enjoyed a couple of sets of favorites from decades past, often singing along to the renditons of instantly recognizable Top 40 hits. Two of the singers, Lou Gadani and Pete Kouklakis, are original members of the Four Townsmen vocal group that formed in …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Here are five events in Peters Township—and nearby—to check out. Have an event to add? Tell us in the comments!
1. Eco-Challenge Summer Day Camp Where/When: Peterswood Park (Shelter No. 4), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday and Friday Why Go: Appreciate the great outdoors with interesting speakers, nature hikes, crafts with recycled material, and a day of fishing and exploring at the gorgeous Peters Lake Park on Friday! Call 724-942-5000 for registration information. Pricing: $55 resident/$83 non-resident (per session) 2. Twilight Trail Walk Where?/When?: Farmhouse Coffee and St. Petersburg Center, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday Why Go?: The Twilight Trail Walk is an annual benefit dear to trail lovers near and far. From 8:30-10:30 p.m., participants can walk along the luminaria-lit Arrowhead Trail (the Peters portion) for $7. Walkers will also receive a …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Idyllic landscape, rural character, home building boom. Chosen community leaders plan to engage with the public on what's next for Peters Township.
Members of a newly formed committee convened Tuesday night at Peters Township Community Recreation Center for the first of many meetings focused on the future of PT. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Planning Director Ed Zuk, regarding the initial meeting—part of a 14-month process. By law, the municipality is required to update its plan every 10 years—according to the PA Municipalities Planning Code (PA MPC). Previously, eight Steering Committee members were chosen following an interview process, as well as two appointees from township departments. Hired consultants and township officials led the conversation Tuesday with an overview of what a comprehensive plan is; why it’s important; their current approach; the vision and …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Enjoy free music at Peterswood Park through August. Here's the lineup.
Peters Township Parks and Recreation's Summer Concert Series begins Wednesday, July 11. Four free concerts will take place at Peterswood Park's outdoor amphitheater from 7-9 p.m. Here's the lineup: July 11: Aftermath, Experience the Sixties Aftermath, Experience the Sixties' show recreates the sights and sounds of the 60s, featuring authentic reproductions of some of the most memorable songs from the 60s. Audiences relive the era listening to British Invasion, 60s pop, psychedelic and "everything groovy." From the Beatles, Byrds and Rolling Stones to the Monkees, Grass Roots, Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock. July 25: John Parker and the John Parker Band Typically performing only for special events, John Parker and his band are making …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Weather was hot, kids were happy, families were together and local businesses were representing!
The 34th annual Peters Township Community Day was quite a success. The day started with a chilly, overcast sky and quickly turned to hot, hot, hot! For Patch, the day was extremely enjoyable. We received such positive feedback about our site and our service to the community. It was wonderful seeing new faces and reconnecting with familiar. We passed out Patch T-shirts and pairs of Patch sunglasses (and magnets, pens, bubbles and tattoos), which were a hit with PT kids (as you can see above). We enjoyed visiting nearby booths and mingling with owner Gary McAfoose at Sign-A-Rama (a new business in McMurray), Peters Township Fire Department firefighters and McMurray Rotary Club members—among many others. In total, there were 173 vendors at…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Here are 10 events in Peters Township definitely worth checking out this weekend.
1. “Whale of a Sale” Flea Market Where/When: Center Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Why Go?: Center Presbyterian Church is hosting a flea market this weekend. Proceeds will go toward the mission projects of Presbyterian Women. 2. Car Cruise & Oldies Dance Where?/When?: St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church, 4 p.m. on Friday Why Go?: St. Benedict’s and Ben’s Men will host the third annual Car Cruise and Oldies Dance this Friday. The Car Cruise will be in the church parking lot from 4 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to all. The Oldies Dance will be held in O’Brien Hall from 7 to 11 p.m. and will feature DJ Jeff Allen of FM 103.9. The cost of the ticket includes a hamburger or hot dog, fries, shakes and soft …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
On Monday, Peters Council voted to spend nearly $900K to install artificial turf on a local soccer field.
According to the Post-Gazette, Peters Township Council voted on Monday to spend $895,430 to install artificial turf on a soccer field—equivalent to two full-size football fields—at Peterswood Park. A partnership with the township's youth soccer league was formed to help defray costs, according to the newspaper. The partnership and project calls for the Peters Township Soccer Association to pay the township $240,000 over three years, the newspaper reports. On Monday, PT received its first $100,000 installment from the organization. Read the full story here. Do you think this is a good agreement? Tell us in the comments. Editor's Note: A formal dedication, regarding the recent expansion project at Peterswood Park, will be held on Saturday…
Friday, December 30, 2011
In return, pine mulch will be available for residents at no cost after Feb. 4.
Taking down the Christmas tree is a bittersweet moment, but enlivens a fresh start for a new year. Am I correct? So why not start with recycling? Peters Township will be accepting Christmas trees at Peterswood Park through Jan. 31. Township Manager Michael Silvestri said they should be dropped off at Baseball Field #2's parking lot. In return, pine mulch will be available for residents at no cost after Feb. 4. Public Works Director Peter Overcashier said an average of 200 trees are collected and recycled annually. For questions, call 724-941-6161.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
No clue what to do this weekend? Let Patch make your planning easier.
1. Tai Chi Where?/When?: Outpatient Care Center, Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Why Go?: West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) invites individuals living with arthritis to learn about the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. This free workshop will introduce participants to the movements of Tai Chi and explain why this combination of exercise and meditation is ideal for those coping with arthritis pain and swelling. Call 412-362-8677 to register. Pricing: Free 2. The Peters Township Chamber Chase 5K Where?/When?: Peterswood Park, Saturday, 9 a.m. Why Go?: Proceeds from the Peters Township Chamber Chase will benefit the Peters Township Chamber Scholarship Program. Registration and packet pick-up is available at the Peters Township Community …