Sunday, May 19, 2013
The sixth annual "Barbara Lee's Fast Track to a Cure for Huntington's Disease" autocross benefit supports the Huntington's Disease Society of America.
Drivers get ready. The sixth annual "Barbara Lee's Fast Track to a Cure for Huntington's Disease" autocross benefit is set to take place on Sunday, May 26, at the North Park swimming pool parking lot. Morgan McLane of Fast Track Pittsburgh, created the autocross event in honor of his aunt, Barbara Lee Scott of North Versailles, who was diagnosed with Huntington's disease in 1999 and died in 2010. “There's all kinds of work going on searching for a cure, (but) there's not one,” McLane, 25, of Edgewood told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Huntington's disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that slowly diminishes a person's mental and physical capabilities. There is presently no cure, only an FDA-approved treatment for a symptom…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council sponsor regular clean-ups of the North Park trails, shore, and lake.
There's little doubt that North Park is one of the premiere assets in the region. But who takes care of it? Certainly, Allegheny County plays a major role—but the efforts of a group of volunteers can not be underestimated. The friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council sponsored a lake and land clean-up day on May 4. Check out what 60 volunteers found and removed: Plans are in the making for another clean-up effort in late October. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The fee is $2 per gallon.
Zero Waste Pittsburgh will hold a hazardous household chemical collection on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the North Park swimming pool parking lot. Common household chemicals that will be accepted include: The fee is $2 per gallon (cash only). Items that are not accepted include: For more information, visit www.zerowastepgh.org or call 412-488-7452. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event was organized by the Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council.
Dozens of volunteers celebrated Earth Day 2013 by helping to clean up North Park on Saturday, April 20. Sponsored by the Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council, a group of 44 adults and another 19 children and teenagers spent Monday removing a lot of trash and debris from the park. They collected the following: Several local businesses, including McDonald's restaurant, Bruegger's Bagels, and Cumberland Woods Village donated food and drinks for the volunteers. There is a Lake and Land Clean Up scheduled at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Below are the details: WHAT: We plan on removing litter from the lakes in watercrafts and along the shorelines on foot. You will need to supply your own watercraft, equipment and PFD. Note…
Friday, April 19, 2013
People will be able to take a look at North Park from 40 feet in the air.
The Go Ape! Treetop Adventure will open Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. between the tennis courts and boathouse at North Park. “This is truly exciting news for Allegheny County residents and visitors who want an opportunity to zip and swing through our trees,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in a statement. “Thanks to the public-private partnership opportunity with Go Ape, we can now offer an experience in our park that we couldn’t have done on our own. I know that there will be many people living life adventurously who are excited about taking a look at North Park from 40 feet up.” The eco-educational outdoor experience will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise while they navigate more than 37 …
Got medication left over from a forgotten ailment? Dispose of them safely during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Police will collect unused, unwanted prescription drugs from people who no longer want or need them as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Several drop off points will be located around the Pine-Richland community. Medications may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Northland Public Library, located at 300 Cumberland Road in McCandless. Police will arrange for safe disposal of the unwanted drugs. Allegheny County Police also will collect unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs and other medications from 10 to 2 p.m. at the North Park County Police Station, located at 700 West Ridge Drive. The local collection drive is part of the national Drug Take-Back Day organized across the country by the …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The fishing season opens at 8 a.m.
Today officially marks the opening day of trout season. The regular fishing season opens at 8 a.m. and runs 24 hours a day through Labor Day, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Fish and Boat Commission officials spent about six weeks stocking trout waters with brook, brown and rainbow in preparation. Locally, trout can be found at North Park. If you're in need of fishing supplies, stop by the North Park Sports Shop, 897 East Ingomar Road. For more information on fishing holes, licensing requirements and other facts, click here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Residents ages 55 and older may purchase the special $60 passes.
The Allegheny County Parks Department will offer senior golf passes for the 2013 season beginning on Monday, March 18, at the North Park golf course. Residents ages 55 and older may purchase the special $60 passes Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the North and South park golf course clubhouses. Season locker rentals may also be purchased for $25 each beginning on March 18. The winter golf season will continue at the North and South Park golf courses through Sunday, March 17, after which they will close for regular season preparation. Regular season play will begin at the courses on Friday, March 29, weather and conditions permitting. For additional information, contact the North Park Golf Course at 412-961-0512 or …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Would-be lifeguards seeking summer work in county parks may take the test March 30.
The Allegheny County Parks Department will hold aquatics tests at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at North Allegheny Senior High School for lifeguards seeking summer employment at pools in county parks. Lifeguards must pass the aquatics examination in order to be considered for positions at North, South, Boyce and Settler’s Cabin parks for the 2013 season beginning June 1. Applicants must be age 16 or older. Before taking the test, they must provide a doctor's certificate of a physical examination, a completed application form and a minimum of four references on the back of the application. Candidates must also present a current lifeguard training certification, current first aid certification, and current adult, child, and infant CPR …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council seek volunteer helpers to remove litter from the lake and throughout the park.
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Tuesday, February 12
Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council are seeking volunteers and making plans for two spring cleanup events—one in April, another in May—in North Park. The first event is set for Saturday, April 20, during Earth Day weekend. Organizers say they plan to gather at 9 a.m. to remove litter from various locations around the park. Participants should meet at the cabin on Ingomar Road, near the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Wildwood Road. A Lake & Land Clean-up also is planned for Saturday, May 4, and will involve working both on the lake in water craft and along the lake's shoreline on foot. Participants should meet at noon at the North Park Rose Barn on Pearce Mill Road, across from the North Park Boathouse. …