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The Stroller, Sept. 9, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Cub Scouts to welcome prospective new members

Cub Scout Pack 500 of Washington Township will host a Come Try Out the Pack day from 10 a.m. until a closing campfire Sept. 19 in Kunkle Park, Washington Township.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families are welcome. There will be outdoors activities, gaga ball, soap box racers, rocket launches and demonstrations.

For details, visit facebook.com/Pack500.

Knead Community Café accepting donations

Knead Community Café, New Kensington, is accepting donations to help the daily operation of the café, 1011 Barnes St.

Items on the café’s wish list include: antibacterial hand sanitizer and refills, Clorox wipes, disposable latex or nitrile gloves size large or one-size-fits-all, paper towels, white premium napkins, 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch single compartment Styrofoam hinged takeout containers, premium plastic forks and knives and Sam’s Club gift cards.

Donations will be accepted during business hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

PennDOT announces work in Lower Burrell

PennDOT crews will be working on Falcon Park Road in Lower Burrell this week.

Crews will be performing a shoulder stabilization project. All work will be done on as weather permits.

Motorists should expect delays and drive with caution in this area.

Surveys to be distributed in North Apollo

Representatives of North Apollo, through the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, will go door to door Friday and Saturday and Monday through Sept. 16 on Hickory Nut Road, and Moore and Wilson avenues to distribute demographic surveys.

The borough intends to seek funding for the Hickory Nut Road storm sewer improvement project and will need to provide current estimates of the demographics in the service area.

Surveys should be returned by Sept. 18 to the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.

For questions, call Autumn at 724-548-3725 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.



Friday and Saturday: Apollo will have cleanup days for borough residents who have paid up garbage bills from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the borough garage, First and Railroad streets. Materials that will not be accepted: electronics, tires, batteries, paint, hazardous materials, building materials and appliances.

Saturday: St. James the Greater Church, 109 Owens View Drive, is accepting applications from vendors for an outdoor flea market and vendor fair. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flea market donations will be accepted until Tuesday. Registration and questions: Linda Grimm, 724-882-8776

Sept. 26: Apollo Area Historical Society will celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary at a dinner at 6 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 214 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a catered dinner will be followed by a video presentation of highlights of the group’s first 50 years. Cost: $15. Tickets: stop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the society, 317 N. Second St. or send a check payable to Apollo Area Historical Society to AAHS, PO Box 434, Apollo PA 15613.

Apollo-Ridge School District

Thursday: Apollo-Ridge School Board will conduct a special meeting for general purposes at 6:30 p.m. online at Zoom.us. Access information: apollo-ridge.com at least 24 hours before the meeting.


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is taking orders for its potato and kraut pierogi sale. Orders will be taken from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Pickup will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday in the church social hall. Face masks required at pickup. Cost: $10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257


Today: Cheswick Council will hold the caucus meeting at 7 p.m. at the borough firehall, 1411 Spruce St. Details: 724-274-5125

East Deer

Today: East Deer Supervisors will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 927 Freeport Road. Details: 724-224-3434


Today: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. at the church. Cash only. Donations must be laundered. Details: 724-295-2476


Thursdays: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department kitchen will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays for takeout food. Menu: visit the department Facebook page. Orders: 724-845-7200, leave a message

Sept. 20: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a takeout chicken dinner. Pickups will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road. Menu: chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Cost: $10. Advance orders strongly recommended. Orders: 724-845-7200


Today: Harrison Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 1 Municipal Drive., Natrona Heights.

Sept. 16: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host a free online presentation, “The Magic of Doc Dixon,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.us. Registration required. Registration: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org

Kiski Township 

Today: Kiski Township Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737


Sept. 19: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting reservations from food trucks for a food truck rally planned for noon to 6 p.m. at the fire company grounds, 268 Canal St. The event will benefit the new river rescue boat fund.

Leechburg Area School District

Today: Leechburg Area School Board will have the agenda meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 215 First St. Details: 724-842-9681

Lower Burrell

Mondays through Thursdays: American Legion kitchen will be open for takeout orders from members and guests from 3 to 7 p.m. at the post, 1100 Wildlife Lodge Road. Menu: facebook.com/post868/. Orders: 724-339-9417

New Kensington 

Saturday: Garbage pickup scheduled for Friday will be picked up Saturday in the city due to the Labor Day holiday.

Monday: New Kensington Council has rescheduled the Sept. 7 meeting to be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 online at Zoom.us. Meeting ID: 750 212 0247, password 5T9MV5. Audio only: 929-205-6099 with password 579972 Details: 724-337-4523 or cityclerk@newkensington.org

Oct. 24: Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St., is accepting applications from crafters and vendors for an outdoor fall harvest fair. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Details: 878-302-3270 or kneadcommunitycafe.org/events


Friday: A takeout fish fry will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Parks Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1119 Dalmation Drive. Menu: Fish sandwich or chicken strips, fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and drink, $10. Orders: 724-567-5517


Friday: Glenshaw Century Club is accepting orders for a takeout pasta dinner set for 3 to 7 p.m. at Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church, 1520 Butler Plank Road. Menu: stuffed shells in marinara sauce, meatballs, tossed salad with homemade Italian vinaigrette, focaccia bread and biscotti. Cost: $15, cash only due at time of pickup. Orders: 412-487-7194 or glenshawcenturyclubinc.@gmail.com. Include name, telephone number, number of dinners and requested pickup time. Proceeds will benefit the Century Club Scholarship Fund.

South Buffalo

Oct. 10: South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual purse bash at 2 p.m. at the firehall, 695 Freeport Road. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $30, includes food and water. All other drinks BYOB. Only 250 tickets will be sold. There will be a basket raffle, bingo, 50/50, early bird specials and raffles for other purses. Tickets and details: call or text 724-355-3555


Monday: The Mystery Lover’s Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “The Wife,” by Alafair Burke. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Sept. 16: The Craft Group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 1 and 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Attend either session. The first project will be to finish the tea cups that were not finished last year. New members welcome. CDC guidelines will be observed. Reservations required. Reservations and information: 724-274-9729


Today: The Tarentum Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Face masks required.

Thursday: Rams Youth Football Association will sponsor a food truck fundraiser with Sonny’s Smorgasbord from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dreshar Stadium, First Avenue. A portion of proceeds will help the association keep costs affordable for families.

Friday: Tarentum Book Club will meet at the home of Linda Gibson. Pat Henry will lead the discussion of the book, “Blood on the River,” by Elisa Carbone. Hostesses will be Barb Reuning, Peggy Bonfiglio and Debbie Fugate.


Monday: A community Red Cross Blood Drive will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room at the Masons, 113 Washington Ave. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org

Fridays and Saturdays: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will sell takeout food from 1 to 8 p.m. at the post, 141 Sumner Ave. Curb-side delivery available. Members welcome to dine in. Menu: visit the post Facebook page. Orders: 724-568-1427, after 2 p.m.

Ongoing: Vandergrift Public Library is conducting a Kid’s Summer Book Sale. Choose a type and theme for your child’s books, fill out an order form and librarians will contact you to go over details, confirm payment and schedule a pickup at the library. Cost: $10 per bag of gently-used books. Orders: 724-568-2212, or visit the library website.

Washington Township

Saturday: The annual cleanup day for township residents with ID will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the road department maintenance building, 3788 Route 66. Two truck loads per household permitted. Residents must unload their own vehicles. Items that will not be accepted: liquids, paints, chemicals, hazardous materials, electronics, televisions, appliances containing Freon, batteries, tires and household garbage.

Thursday: Washington Township Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. in the township office, 285 Pine Run Church Road. Details: 724-727-3515


Cancellations and changes


October: The Prospect Cemetery annual ghost tours are canceled. Details: 724-224-4552


September: The annual September By the River festival is canceled.

October: The Freeport Halloween carnival is canceled. 


All activities at Burtner House are canceled through the end of the year.


Oct. 3: The annual Oktoberfest at Concordia Lutheran Ministries is canceled. A drive-in fireworks display is still planned. Details will be announced.


Sept. 19: The annual Pink Day festival is canceled.

October: The Halloweenburg Festival is canceled.


Sept. 19: The Fall Festival Street Sale planned by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is canceled.

Riverview Community Action Corp. is closed for all activities except home delivered meals. Questions: 412-828-1062

Parks Township

Oct. 3: The Cash Giveaway Bash sponsored by Upper Burrell and Parks volunteer fire companies is canceled.


Saturday and Sunday: The Saxonburg Festival of the Arts is canceled.


Oct. 3: The Monte Carlo Night planned by Springdale High School Alumni Association is canceled. Association meetings are suspended until further notice.

Sunday: The craft and vendor fair is canceled.

Washington Township

Sept. 19: The annual Moonlight Bingo at Washington Township Volunteer Firehall is canceled.

Small Acts of Kindness

Did your neighbor call and check on you, or bring a face mask or groceries? The Stroller wants to recognize those around us who are performing small acts of kindness for others during this stressful time. Send a short, one-paragraph note highlighting someone and how they helped you, your family or your organization to The Stroller at vndnews@tribweb.com.

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