Tuesday, December 11, 2012
When customers purchase discounted CFL or LED light bulbs at participating retailers, it benefits the Dollar Energy Fund that assists income-challenged individuals pay their utility bills.
Duquesne Light is helping community residents conserve energy and save money all while helping their neighbors in need this holiday season. Through the end of the month, when customers purchase discounted CFL or LED light bulbs at participating retailers, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dollar Energy Fund, a local nonprofit organization that assists income-challenged individuals pay their utility bills. “This is really a win-win for customers and the Dollar Energy Fund,” said Dave Defide, manager of customer programs at Duquesne Light. “Not only do customers save money on the purchase of energy-efficient light bulbs thanks to Duquesne Light rebates, they will also see savings on their electric bills all while helping their …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Volunteers are helping raise funds to go toward the $1.4 million cost of buying 180 acres in Richland Township.
Bundled up in a coats on a cold rainy day, volunteers stood in front of the Wal-Mart selling Christmas luminaria kits Saturday to help the community raise $140,000 for the purchase of the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property in Richland Township. The Orchard Park Neighborhood Association volunteers will be in that spot one more day—from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday—to offer the kits to shoppers at the Route 8 store in Gibsonia. OPNA organized the fundraiser after the nonprofit Allegheny Land Trust challenged the community to raise 10 percent of the $1.4 million needed to purchase the 180-acre tract on Bakerstown Road. Allegheny Land Trust has a contract to buy the property and plans to turn it into a solar wind farm and green space. …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The toys are distributed through the Toys for Tots program.
Students from Pine-Richland High School gathered this weekend to collect toy donations for their annual Stuff-A-Bus event. This is the third year the school has participated. The bus was stationed outside Wal-Mart in Gibsonia to collect new toys from the community. The effort was headed by senior J. Alexandra Brachoki, who decided to take charge of the event because she had contributed in years past. “Our goal is to beat our record from last year, which is filling three-and-a-half school buses,” said Brachoki. “If we could even fill four, I’d be satisfied.” All of the items collected will be given to the Marine Toys for Tots organization, which is being fronted by the radio station 96.1 KISS. The items will then be distributed to local …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Buses will be in parking lots at Walmart and Pine-Richland High School to collect donations for Toys for Tots.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Does your holiday shopping include picking up toys to donate to needy children? Pine-Richland High School is making it easy to donate with its Stuff-A-Bus 2011 event to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots. Buses will be located at the Wal-Mart off Route 8 in Gibsonia from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to collect new, unwrapped toy donations. The buses also will be parked at Pine-Richland High School to collect toy donations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m on Tuesday, Nov. 29; Wednesday, Nov. 30; and Thursday, Dec. 1. The high school is located at 700 Warrendale Road in Gibsonia/Pine Township. The toys will be delivered Dec. 2 to the 96.1 KISS-FM morning show event in Monroeville.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Police report the men tried to wheel Samsung TV out front door of Richland Township store.
Two men will stand trial on charges that they tried to steal a Samsung 46-inch LCD television from the Walmart in Richland Township. Shawn Patrick O'Rourke of Crescent and Robert Matthew Lance Sr. of Ambridge waived their preliminary hearings Friday before Magisterial District Judge Regis Welsh Jr. Their formal arraignments are set for Oct. 20 O'Rourke, 34, and Lance, 32, are charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy for the Aug. 26 incident. O'Rourke also is charged with possessing drug paraphernalia after a glass crack cocaine pipe was found in Lance's car, according to the criminal complaint prepared by Northern Regional Police Department. Jordan McKay of Walmart's loss prevention department told police he saw the two place the …