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Pittsburgh Premiere of ‘Bright Star’ Will Light EA’s Stage

April 08, 2019 |

By Bonnijean Cooney Adams | Posted in: Entertainment, North Versailles Twp. News

Musicians join actors onstage in this moveable house during East Allegheny's "Bright Star," with bluegrass/country music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. (Bonnijean Cooney Adams photo)

If you go...

   

East Allegheny High School presents “Bright Star”
 
Where: 1150 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles Twp.
 
When: 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. April 13
 
Tickets: $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens for the evening performances. All tickets are $6 for the matinee. Available at the main office in the high school, by calling (412) 824-8012, or will be sold at the box office beginning 45 minutes before each performance. Additional show information at www.eachoir.org.

“Laugh, cry, and find your way home again,” is the tagline director/producer Amanda Rosco suggested as a way for East Allegheny students to explain the essence of this year’s musical, “Bright Star.”

Written and composed by Steve Martin -- comedian, actor, musician, author, playwright and producer -- and Edie Brickell, the musical is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina just after World War II, with flashbacks to 1923.

The music is a mixture of bluegrass and country, and grew out of their collaboration on “Love Has Come for You,” a 2013 Grammy-winning bluegrass album with Brickell’s lyrics and singing and Martin on banjo.

“Bright Star” opened on Broadway in 2016, and was nominated for a number of awards.

 
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Easter Bunny Breakfast Planned in NV Twp.

April 02, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. will host an Easter Bunny Breakfast for children, including an egg-decorating contest, on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave.

Pre-registration is requested. RSVP to the Parks and Recreation department at (412) 823-6602, extension 104.

 


NV Twp. Posts Police, Fire Reports

March 27, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

During February, North Versailles Twp. police department received 722 calls, made 21 arrests and housed five inmates from East McKeesport and five from Turtle Creek. Firefighters answered 72 calls during February, according to Commissioner Russell Saula.

At March's meeting, township commissioners voted to approve payments in the amount of $2,611.28 to West Wilmerding VFC and $1,892.25 for Crestas VFC from the 2018 Fire Tax Money, Saula said.

 


New Cameras OK'd for Police Cars, Intersections in NV Twp.

March 27, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners have approved the purchase of eight video cameras and related equipment for use in police cars.

At the March 21 meeting, the commissioners also agreed to purchase two license plate readers and two traffic cameras from Security Consulting Solutions, Inc. of Monaca, Beaver County. The equipment will be installed at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Westinghouse Avenue at a cost of $12,360.56.

North Versailles police Chief James Matrazzo said that when the new traffic cameras and license plate readers are installed, it would bring the total in the township to 12 each.

The township commissioners approved purchasing two additional cameras and license plate readers for the intersection of Routes 48 and 30 at a cost of $7,415.98, pending budget approval.

 
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Weekly Meetings Underway as NV Twp. Plans 150th Celebration

February 28, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

Weekly meetings are now underway at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for North Versailles residents interested in planning the township's 150th anniversary celebration.

At the February meeting, Commissioner Tracey Yusko reported that the two-day celebration will include a parade on Aug. 1, followed by an event at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen's Club on Route 48, including bands, fireworks, rides and activities for children, as well as food trucks and community tables.

Yusko said she expects the event will have “the feel of a community picnic.”

 
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NV Twp. Commissioners to Address Stormwater Concerns

February 27, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

Water damage from sump pumps is causing concern for residents in North Versailles Twp.

During the public comment portion of the February meeting, resident Michael Frawley told township commissioners that he's never had a problem until a neighbor's sump pump was installed last summer, creating hazardous conditions.

“Five inches of water froze on the driveway causing my tenant to fall, requiring medical attention,” he said. “The water is running down my driveway, 24 hours a day --- it never stops.”

 
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Warning Issued After Rabid Raccoon Caught in NVT

February 21, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

A raccoon captured near the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Westbury Road in North Versailles Twp. has tested positive for rabies, the Allegheny County Health Department said.

The animal was brought to a health department facility earlier this week.

It is the fourth rabid animal --- and third rabid raccoon --- reported in Allegheny County so far this year.

County residents are being reminded to always avoid stray and wild animals, even if they appear healthy, to avoid exposure to rabies, a spokesman said. If an animal is acting strangely and appears to be infected, he said, call your animal control officer, local police or the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

 
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Brewster Expands Office Hours, Food Bank Reach

February 05, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

State Sen. Jim Brewster greets residents of McKeesport's Steelview Manor during a holiday party in December 2018. (Photo courtesy state Sen. Jim Brewster)


Brewster announced partnerships with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Westmoreland County Food Bank as he also announced office hours for additional communities in the 45th Senatorial District.

The district stretches from Baldwin and Brentwood in Pittsburgh's South Hills to New Kensington in Westmoreland County.

“We’ve joined with area food banks to expand information availability and develop greater access to food for those in need,” Brewster said.  “Information about the food banks and locations of their services in our district are on our website and staff at my permanent and satellite offices will help facilitate contact.”

 
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NV Twp. Commissioners OK Grant Application for Fairhaven Park

January 25, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

(North Versailles Twp. photo)


North Versailles Twp. will seek $140,234 from the Allegheny County Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund for renovations at Fairhaven Park.

At their January meeting, commissioners authorized Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Green to apply for a grant from the CITF fund.

In other business:

The cost to rent the hall at the township Community Center has gone up, from $175 to $250 for residents and from $300 to $400 for non-residents, effective immediately. Commissioners voted to approve the change.

 
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NV Twp. Anniversary Committee to Meet Thursday

January 22, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

The North Versailles Twp. 150th Anniversary Planning Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the municipal building, 1401 Greensburg Ave. Anyone interested in serving on the committee is welcome to attend.

Other Upcoming Events

North Versailles Twp. Family Night, including snow tubing, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Boyce Park. To attend, RSVP by Feb. 25 to the township's Parks and Recreation Department at (412) 823-6602, extension 104.

The Art and Apple Juice Painting Classes for children ages 5-12 will be held Feb. 1, Feb. 8, March 1 and March 29 at the North Versailles Twp. community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave. RSVP to the Parks and Recreation department.

 

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