Tuesday, January 1, 2013
What to do with your dried up Christmas tree.
It's a brand new year and time to take down your Christmas decorations. Bring your dried up Christmas trees to the YMCA upper parking lot along McLaughlin Run Road. Be sure to remove all lights and decorations. Upper St. Clair Public Works crews will be grounding the trees up for mulch for residents' use.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Mixing a concoction of things that can be found at the corner store will extend the life and luster of fresh firs.
Editor's Note: Our sister Patch in Stow, Ohio provided this article for us. If you're buying a live Christmas tree just this year, the following recipe will extend the life of a live tree, according to a Stow firefighter. Most Christmas trees are expected to live only a couple of weeks after being cut down. But Stow Fire Department Marshal Jim Leidel has a recipe, he says, that extends the life and luster of the fresh firs. "No fire-proofing technique works 100 percent of the time," said Leidel. But he believes the following recipe can make a living tree stay green longer. Ingredients: Instructions: So, how does this Christmas tree tea work? "The syrup provides the food necessary to allow the base of the tree to take up water," said …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Upper St. Clair officials ask residents to recycle their trees this year.
Start your new year off right by recycling your Christmas tree. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, Upper St. Clair residents will have three weeks to drop off their Christmas trees in the upper parking lot of the South Hills Area YMCA on McMurray Road. Make sure to remove all ornaments and decorations. All the trees will be ground into mulch for residents' use. Residents also have the option of dropping their trees off in the pool parking lot at South Park. The fourth annual Christmas Tree Recycling event is happening from Jan. 3 to Jan. 22. Again, all decorations must be removed. The trees will be mulched and used in Allegheny County parks. If you have any questions, call USC Public Works: 412-831-9000 ext. 271. When do you take down your …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
St. Clair Hospital had a flying Christmas tree as workers installed the 20-foot Colorado Blue Spruce.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
St. Clair Hospital had a flying Christmas tree Tuesday as workers installed the 20-foot Colorado Blue Spruce. The tree came from a farm in Sarver. Workers are expected to start decorating the tree Wednesday, and Upper St. Clair Patch will be there to get photos of the finished product. What are some other business decorations you've seen? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, January 7, 2011
There are three recycling or reusing events taking place this weekend.
Do not toss your old belongings in the garbage bin. There are three recycling or reusing events taking place in Upper St. Clair on Saturday. 1. E-cycling Event An electronics recycling event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The township has a partnership with JVS Environmental. Despite snow in the forecast, they are expecting a big turnout, as many residents will be making room for their new electronics from Christmas. Representatives bring an empty truck and load it up with all of the electronics residents drop off. A fee is charged for televisions and monitors, but every other item is free. Television recycling costs $1 per inch of screen and monitors are $5 each. Upper St. Clair's e-cycling event comes just weeks before a new e-…
Sunday, January 2, 2011
What to do with your Christmas tree
The holiday season is officially over. Your Christmas tree is probably losing its luster and turning into a fire hazard. But don't toss your fraser fir to the curb, Upper St. Clair officials ask that you recycle your tree this year. Starting Monday Jan. 3, residents will have three weeks to drop off their Christmas trees in the upper parking lot of the South Hills Area YMCA on McMurray Road. Make sure to remove all ornaments and decorations. All the trees will be ground into mulch for residents' use. If you have any questions, call USC Public Works: 412-831-9000 ext. 271.