Tuesday, April 9, 2013
But southwestern PA should dodge the swarm until 2016.
No, it's not the end of the world. After all, these aren't actually locusts. But swarms of cicadas—often erroneously referred to as locusts—will emerge from the ground in parts of Pennsylvania this year to breed in large numbers, filling the air with their loud mating calls and frightening children (and squeamish adults) with their appearance. Specifially, Brood II of the magicicada genus will crawl and fly along the United States' eastern seaboard this year, according to magicicada.org. The 17-year periodical cicadas are at the end of their life cycle, and so, it's time to breed. According to cicada-enthusiast website cicadiamania.com, when temperatures 8 inches below the ground reach approximately 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the insects will …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: A Barking Good Time: Paws for the Cause Benefit at Peterswood Park Upper St. Clair Short Film Set to Premiere Wednesday 'Tin Man' Fire Truck Honors FDNY New BHS Girls Basketball Coach Ready to Meet Challenge
Pit Boss Shorty Rossi joined a lineup of other speakers and demonstrators at Peterswood Park, to promote pit bull and canine awareness and benefit the Officer James Kuzak Benefit Fund and a new police support foundation.
Celebrities, vendors, demonstrators and volunteers collected at the amphitheater in Peterswood Park on Saturday for a day-long event which benefited two exceptional causes and promoted education about a third exceptional cause. Three causes at one event may seem like a lot of causes, but it’s nothing compared to the number of paws that were there! The event was Paws for the Cause, and it was organized to promote pit bull and canine awareness and to benefit both the Officer James Kuzak Benefit Fund and the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation. Officer Andrew Volchko, of the Bethel Park Police Department, was largely responsible for organizing the event. Over the past few months, Volchko has been instrumental in a number of …