Monday, May 6, 2013
Volunteers are needed.
All Upper St. Clair students in grade five through eight are invited to Spring Dodge 2013. The event, sponsored by the Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee and USC Cares for Kids, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. Activities will include a velcro wall, photo booth, bingo, live DJ, food and, you guessed it, a dodgeball tournament. Kids are asked to wear tennis shoes if they participate in dodgeball. Click here to register your child. Parent chaperones are still needed for the event. Email Amy Billerbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Speer at email@example.com if you can help.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Outdoor Classroom will be one of 150 in the world.
The Outdoor Classroom, located in Upper St. Clair and servicing the southwestern Pennsylvania region, has become the United States’ 72nd Project WET host institution. There are only 150 other Project WET host institutions in 60 countries. As a host institution, The Outdoor Classroom will train formal and non-formal educators to teach children and youth about water resources in engaging ways that promote responsible water stewardship. "We’re excited," said Laurina Isabella Lyle, executive director of Project WET USA. "With its amazing location in the heart of Boyce Mayview Park and established history of helping people of all ages connect with the environment through hands-on learning, The Outdoor Classroom is the perfect organization to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
About one third of the Upper St. Clair population belongs to the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.
After about three and a half years of operation, the Community and Recreation Center of Boyce Mayview Park has more than 9,800 members. According to statistics shared at the parks and recreation committee meeting on Monday night, 68 percent of members are Upper St. Clair residents and 32 percent are non-residents. When using the 2010 census statistics, calculations show that 34 percent of the Upper St. Clair population belongs to the C&RC, as of Jan. 2, 2013. After six months of being open in January 2010, the C&RC had 6,300 members—86 percent were residents and 14 percent were non-residents. Membership increased to 8,000 members in January 2011, with 78 percent of membership being residents and 23 percent non-residents. And in January …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The parks and recreation committee examined facilities similar to the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.
The parks and recreation committee examined the membership rates of health centers similar to the Community and Recreation Center of Boyce Mayview Park on Monday night. Director of Recreation and Leisure Services Paul Besterman said St. Clair Fitness was left off of the table provided during the meeting because the facility does not have a pool. The only local facility on the list below that has an outdoor pool is the Baierl Family YMCA and its outdoor pool is smaller than the outdoor pool at C&RC. The committee recommends no rate increase for the C&RC members this year. Commissioners are expected to vote on the recommendation March 4. The table below was generated by Upper St. Clair employees. Rates are per month. $32/resident $42/non-…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The parks and recreation committee examined a status report Monday night.
The Upper St. Clair Parks and Recreation Committee decided not to recommend a rate increase for Community and Recreation Center members on Monday night. "We can hold off for another year," said Matthew Serakowski, township manager. Commissioners in December approved a budget that planned for a 2.5 percent rate increase, according to Commissioner Daniel Paoly. Serakowski told him the increase is not needed. The board of commissioners are expected to take a final vote on no rate increases at their March 4 meeting.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The committee will decide whether to recommend a rate increase.
The parks and recreation committee is scheduled meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 in the commissioners' meeting room at the municipal building. The committee is scheduled to discuss a possible rate increase for Community and Recreation Center members. Each year the committee makes a recommendation to the board of commissioners on whether they think rates should be increased or not. July 2011 was the last time rates increased. Adult and family rates increased by five percent and youth rates nearly doubled. Senior rates remained the same. There was no rate increase in 2012. The committee meeting is a public meeting.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee is hosting a free meeting for parents tonight at the Community and Recreation Center.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
An agenda will be finalized Friday afternoon.
The Budget and Finance Committee of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the municipal building. The committee might discuss a possible rate increase for members of the Community and Recreation Center, among other 2013 budget topics, although an agenda has not been finalized. The Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at a later date to decide if they will recommend to the commissioners a rate increase for C&RC members, according to township Manager Matthew Serakowski. Monday's meeting is public. The agenda will be available in the library before Monday. Editor's Note: This article was updated at 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Upper St. Clair High School graduate was on the right track until he tried the drug.
There are many distractions a typical Upper St. Clair High Schooler faces—Facebook, sporting events, a night full of homework. Mike Burch and assistant principal Jace Palmer find no problem getting the teenagers' attention. They hit students with the truth about heroin addiction. "I believe strongly that fear can be a strong motivator in kids not wanting to experiment with drugs. These could be life and death type situations that we don't want our families to have to go through," Palmer said. "You can hear a pin drop in the room," Burch said. Burch's son, Bryan, an Upper St. Clair High School graduate, died from a heroin overdose in 2004. For years Mike Burch kept his emotions bottled up, until Palmer asked him to share his son's story to …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here are five job opportunities in or near Upper St. Clair.
Looking for a job? Here are the latest job openings in and near Upper St. Clair. To see more information on each job, click on the blue link. Gymboree Looking for friendly, customer service oriented people for part time sales positions. Stop by Gymboree at The Galleria for details. "Mate" - Assistant Store Manager at Trader Joe's New "Mates" typically earn between $40,000 and $75,000 a year (based on our 47.5 hour work week). Loader/Unloader for Cintas in Bridgeville Selected individuals are responsible for driving the trucks around the lot and loading and unloading the uniform garments and/or additional facility services products into and out of company trucks. Membership and Retention/Marketing Services Supervisor in Upper St. Clair This…