Art and music will take center stage on April 23 at a festival to benefit Homestead's Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation.
The Steel to Sustainable Festival will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 23 at the Carrie Furnaces historic site near the end of the Rankin Bridge and will include musical performances by Red Room Effect, Colonel Eagleburger's Highstepping Goodtime Band, Daily Grind and more.
The festival is designed to take place to coincide with the same weekend as Earth Day, which is April 22.
The event also will feature a Hard Hat Art Show featuring local Pittsburgh artists in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the hard hat.
A section of Greensburg Pike near Great Valley Shopping Center in North Versailles Twp. will close next week and remain closed until mid-August.
A spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Department of Public Works said the closure, which begins at 7 a.m. April 18, is necessary to stabilize the road. A reinforced retaining wall built of "geo-grid" will be used.
The closure will affect the area behind the Save-a-Lot store.
The posted detour will use Route 30 and Warren Drive. The $590,000 project is being completed by A. Merante Contracting Inc. of West Mifflin.
Based on the hit 2001 DreamWorks film, as well as William Steig's 1990 book, "Shrek: The Musical" features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It premiered on Broadway in December 2008, closing after a run of more than 12 months and after being nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults.
Someone in Port Vue is $2.1 million richer --- minus taxes, of course.
A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Lottery says the Uni-Mart on Romine Avenue last week sold a lotto ticket that matched all six winning numbers in the March 31 drawing.
The winning ticket, on the lottery's Match 6 game, bears the numbers 10-13-14-26-27-47.
The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified, the spokesman said. Match 6 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
Claims may be filed at the Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at the Pittsburgh regional office on Pittsburgh's North Side at 1424 Western Avenue.
Children from preschool to 10 years old are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday (March 19) at the Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park.
The event is sponsored by the McKeesport Recreation Board.
Children should arrive beginning at 9:30 a.m. and events begin at 10 a.m., a spokeswoman said. All participants will receive their choice of a children's book donated by Book Country Clearinghouse in McKeesport.
White Oak police will hold a crime prevention meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the municipal building, 2280 Lincoln Way.
Topics of discussion will include an introduction to the borough's crime prevention program, discussion of the public's role in crime prevention, current local crime trends and future topics and initiatives. All interested borough residents and business owners are welcome to attend.
Work will resume later this month on the nearly $7 million project to expand and improve Lincoln Way in White Oak.
The project, expected to be complete in June, is one of $189 million in total improvements to state-owned roads and bridges planned for Allegheny County in 2016, according to the state Department of Transportation.
“We are pleased to be completing some major projects while initiating news ones,” said Dan Cessna, district executive for PennDOT. “We are proud to be delivering much needed infrastructure enhancements to the Pittsburgh region.”
Lincoln Way has been undergoing extensive reconstruction since 2013 under a long-awaited project to widen the road, add left turning lanes, and improve curbs, sidewalks and drainage. A PennDOT spokesman said the project will be wrapping up this spring when new curbs and sidewalks are completed between Henderson Road and Auld Street in the White Oak business district.
About 16,000 vehicles per day use Lincoln Way, according to PennDOT traffic volume maps.
Other projects that will impact Mon-Yough area motorists and bicyclists include the previously announced Phase 3 of improvements to the interchange on the West Homestead side of the Glenwood Bridge. Work began in late February and will include replacement of the bridge deck on northbound Route 837 --- near the Whemco plant --- and four associated ramps at the interchange.