Local Gymnasts Making a Difference

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Local Gymnasts Making a Difference
The Hampton News
October 2012
From the Neighborhoods of Hampton Township, PA
Local Gymnasts Making a Difference
Anna McConnell, Rachel and Ryan Hornung, Nicole Usner, Vanessa Pletz, Megan Donnelley, and
Hannah Schepner with the collection baskets for Ronald McDonald House
Your Greatest Asset…
Optimal Health
By: Dr. Domenic Febbraro
In the last sixteen years
of practice, I’ve witnessed
my patients experience remarkable improvements in
their general health through
their commitment to Chiropractic care. They’ve come
Dr. Febbraro
in all ages and with serious
health challenges---from various physical injuries to
chronic illnesses including headaches, arthritis, recurring infections, asthma, food and environmental
allergies, and even cancer. The secret of their suc(Continued on page 24)
Accident Leaves
Hampton Firefighter
Seriously Injured
On September 4, 2012, Brian Hilliard, a single father of three boys, was
seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving him unable to work or
provide for his family. Brian suffered a
fractured sternum, rib and pelvis along
with a major compound fracture of his
tibia and fibula which severed arteries,
tendons, and muscles in his left calf.
His left heel was crushed and will require multiple surgeries over the next
(Continued on page 21)
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Vol. 7 No. 6
O
n Tuesday, September 11th, The
Pittsburgh
Northstar
Gymnastics
Team at Jewart’s Gymnastics recognized National
Service Day by participating in team building and
community service activities.
Over 100 boys and
girls delivered more than
15 boxes full of canned
food, cereal, and personal
care items to the North
Hills Community Outreach
center. They also made
Halloween cards to send to
the troops, put together 14
baskets full of toys and
books for the children at
the Ronald McDonald
House, and held a carwash
and Bake Sale to support
the Allegheny Land Trust’s
efforts to save 180 acres in
Pine Township. The bake
sale and car wash alone
raised $677 which the team
hopes to build on on September 22nd when they host
National Gymnastics Day,
another charity event.
“This is our 4th Service
Day ,” says Lainy Carslaw
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What’s Inside
Police Log.................................... 4
Local Rock Band ........................ 5
Real Estate .................................. 6
Library News .............................. 7
Chef’s Corner ........................... 10
Aquinas Academy .................... 11
St. Ursula .................................. 15
Depreciation Lands Mus. ........ 17
HAEE/Homecoming............ 18-19
NEW Programs ........................ 19
Pet Page ..................................... 19
Vol. Fire Departments. ............ 21
Community Services ................ 24
Classified/Help Wanted ........... 27
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Up and Coming...
158 cheerleaders from local elementary dous turnout this year! It’s such a great
schools. They were on the sideline for the opportunity for the high school cheerleadThere was extra team spirit on the 21st entire first half cheering in front of a ers to see the impact they are making on
of September at the Hampton Talbots packed Fridley Field.
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Police Log
The Hampton Township Police Department is dedicated to
enhancing the quality of life of the residents and guests by
providing the very best in law enforcement services. The twenty
-two officers and two civilian clerks take pride in serving the
community in a professional and proactive manner. The HTPD
consists of a fleet of 9 vehicles, 1 ATV and 2 mountain bikes
that are used for a variety of patrol operations.
If you have a question or concern, visit:
www.hampton-pa.org/police.asp, and click on Frequently
Asked Questions section or e-mail: [email protected]
The HTPD main numbers: Emergencies: 911.
Administrative use only: (412) 486-0400 or (724) 443–
7585.
A summary of noteworthy incidents that occurred
between August 23, 2012—September 22, 2012.
last seen around the middle of June 2012, when he used it to cut a
tree down. The victim stated he then placed the saw back on a shelf
in his garage. There were two extra chains, which are also missing.
The approximate value of the saw and chains is $350.00. The resident further advised that he did not notice any forced entry into the
house or garage area. He said that he locks his doors sometimes, but
not always. The incident is under investigation.
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Robbery
On Wednesday, September 19 at approximately
3:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to 4848 Route 8,
The Tanning Emporium, for a robbery report. A white
male displayed a firearm and took a cash box from the
store. He ran across Route 8 behind Ruby Cleaners.
Several other departments were deployed to the scene to
assist in the search for the actor, to no avail. However,
investigation continued and an arrest was made on September 25, 2012.
Burglary
On Tuesday, September 4 a resident from Lakewood Drive reported that his residence was burglarized
and a chainsaw was taken from his garage, which is
attached to his residence. He advised that the saw was
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Teens Rock for Autism
by Deb Brady
A
n up-and-coming local rock group, The Options, recently
celebrated the release of its first studio album by throwing
a very successful album release party at Jergels Rhythm
Grille in Wexford on September 22. The band, made up of Hampton High School students Matt Bauman, Jake Leya and Zack Leya
and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart student Shannon Drew, began
work on the album entitled “Alright” in December 2011. What
makes this album release particularly meaningful for the group is
the fact that they will donate proceeds from record and merchandise sales to the Pittsburgh chapter of the Joey Travolta Film
Camp, which gives children and teens with autism the chance to
learn about acting and film-making through hands-on experiences.
This donation is in honor of the Leyas’ cousin Tony, a 15-year-old
artist with autism whose work is featured in the band’s video
“Here” and the album’s liner notes, and their good friend and loyal
fan Brendan.
Chris Leya, Jake and Zack’s father, says “I can’t think of anything that makes me happier after all these years of helping and
watching this band grow than to know that through their art of
music, a special needs child will have the chance to express his or
her own art through attending the Joey Travolta Film Camp next
summer.”
The Options’ show at Jergels was such a hit that the owner has
already expressed interest in having them back for another appearance! In the meantime, fans can hear the new album by downloading it at iTunes (search under “The Options”) or purchasing the CD
at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theoptions1. Information about future gigs, along with photos of the band, can be found at
http://www.facebook.com/TheOptionsBand.
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Home News You Can Use…
…. From Judy Gifford and Roger Eichner
Our 4th Home Seminar Series is ongoing this October on the first 4 Wednesdays evenings at the Community Center...PPG color trends, kitchen and bath
designs, home inspection concerns, and plan for next year’s garden. Sessions
are informal and full of helpful information.
Call the library to register….412 684-1098.
Donations and collections for North Hills Community Outreach are being accepted in our office during October and
November. Requested items are:
Grocery Store Gift Cards in $10 increments
Packaged Stuffing
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Instant Mashed Potatoes
Turkey Gravy Mix
Corn Muffin Mix
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Canned Vegetables
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Library News
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Allison Park, PA 15101
412-684-1098
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Talbot Tellers Fall Storytelling Session!
Thursdays, Oct. 4th and 18th
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Calling all middle schoolers who are interested in making new friends, playing
games and learning stories. This program
is designed to teach the art of storytelling.
Participants will learn and create a storytelling program to be performed later in
December.
Storytimes!
Toddle on Over~
Calling all toddlers, ages 2 through early
3s. Join in the fun with stories, songs and
activities that fit the imagination of this
fun loving group! Younger or older siblings are invited to participate too!
Wednesdays, Now through Dec. 12th
Two convenient times:
10:30 a.m.. - 11a.m. or 1p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Books and Blocks:
a Mommie and Me Lapsit~
For moms who are looking to make new
friends and build a foundation in literacy
with their babies, this is for you! Stories,
songs and simple activities will fill this
time together! Ages newborn through 2
years. Thurs, Now through Dec. 13th
10 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.
Adventures with Books!
Preschoolers, ages 3 through early 6 years,
come join the fun as each week you will
experience a new adventure through sto-
ries, songs, and
rhymes! Younger
siblings are invited
too!
Fridays, Now
through Dec. 14th
Two convenient times:
10:30 a.m. - 11a.m. or 1p.m. -1:30 p.m.
Registration appreciated for all story
times!
No Girls Allowed! Tuesday, Oct. 9th
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
This boys only program is all about
games, magic, creepy, slimy, things and
all boy related stuff! Join us after school
for an activity hour that is sure to create
lots of laughter and fun! Grades 1 – 3.
Registration a must. Activity Room II.
News and Views: Countdown – The
Presidential Election and More!
Thursdays, Oct. 4th, Oct. 11th 1:00 p.m.
Join Gerry Smith as she leads Hampton
residents, regardless of party affiliation,
through the maze of the 2012 Presidential
Election! If the t.v. ads are driving you
crazy and the misleading up-and down
polls are giving you whiplash, then come
bring your opinions and get ready for what
promises to be a very lively active discussion! Registration is appreciated.
Girls Rock! Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
4:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Are you into creating jewelry, charms and
all things girly? Then join us for some
fabulous fun because we all know “Girls
Rock!”
This afterschool activity hour is for girls
in Grades 1-3. Registration a must!
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Creative Memories Scrapbooking Club!
Wednesday, 24th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Don't let those picture perfect moments
get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Scrapbooking will take place in
Great Room A of the Community Center.
Mystery Book Discussion Club,
Wed., Oct. 17th 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us each month as we discuss
HeartSick by Chelsea Cain.
Copies of the book are available at the
library. Make new friends, discover new
authors, and get a clue!
How to Drink Wine like a Millionaire
(on a beer budget)!
Friday, October 5th, 7:00 p.m.
It’s not hard to find a great wine when you
have $200 to spend, but what about if you
only have $20? What are the “Great
Buys” that Pittsburgh Sommeliers, Restaurant Owners and Chefs purchase? We
are collecting their favorites to share with
you! Join Wine Enthusiast and Hampton
resident, Pete Hanowich, in an informal
setting to taste and discuss great wines
that will wow your friends! Registration a
must, Registration ends Oct. 3rd.
Must be 21 to attend.
This Friends of the Hampton Library
event will be the most talked about of the
season – don’t be left out! Tickets are
$25.00 per person / $40.00 per couple.
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic:
An 8 Week Workshop for Parents of
Kids age 10 -18. Tuesdays, Oct. 2nd, 9th,
16th, 23rd, 30th and Nov. 6th, 13th, and
20th.
7:00pm – 8:30 p.m.
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Library
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This program provides answers to questions such as helping your teen become more self-reliant and responsible,
cooperate without arguing, and effectively deal with back
talk and other practical skills that you can use immediately. This program will be presented by Joan Wolf Schenker, M.Ed., Community Education Director of Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $60.00/person or $95.00 per couple. Call
412-366-1300, ext. 25 to register!
www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org
Home Decorating Seminars!*
Wednesdays in October. All programs start at 7:00 p.m.
Choosing Color for your Home!...October 3rd
PPG Pittsburgh Paint Consultant and local, independent,
interior designer, Patricia Ringo, will help with color ideas and palettes that will convey your individual style and
personality!
More Kitchen and Baths….Oct. 10th
Gail Bevan from Design Group North LLC will be here
to help give fresh ideas to the usefulness of these busy
spaces!
Home Inspection 101...Oct. 17th
Scott Kelly, Licensed ASHI home inspector with Cornerstone Home Inspections will discuss common inspection
issues which cause concern and answer individual questions.
Master Gardener, Fritz Mitnick...Oct. 24 th
Learn how to prepare you garden for winter’s chill and
even what to plant to now to have beautiful
flowers popping up come spring!
*The seminar is sponsored by Judy Gifford
and Roger Eichner of Prudential Preferred
Realty. Registration is appreciated. Please
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will be closing at
5:00 p.m. on
October 31st,
Halloween!
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Teen Receives Eagle Scout Award
O
by June Gravitte
n April 11, 2011, Daryl
Klingensmith, son of
Donna
and
Bill
Klingensmith of Hampton
Township, earned the Boy
Scouts of America Eagle Scout
Award. Daryl is a member of
Troop 195 sponsored by St.
Catherine of Sweden Church,
Wildwood, PA.
To earn the Eagle Scout
rank, the highest advancement
rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout
must fulfill requirements in the
areas of leadership, service, and
outdoor skills. Daryl held four
leadership positions:
Den
Chief, Historian, Quarter Master, and Senior Patrol Leader.
The goals of Scouting include
citizenship training, character
development, and personal fitness.
For his Eagle Project, 18
wooden benches were built to
be used at the Depreciation
Lands Museum. With the help
of volunteers from Troop 195,
he organized a bake sale fundraiser, purchased the materials
for the benches, and organized
the work parties for the building and installation of the
benches.
Prior to being awarded the
Eagle Scout rank he has successfully earned 32 merit badges, and 9 awards. He was inducted into the Order of the
Arrow, July 8, 2007. Daryl has
been a scout since first grade
when he joined cub scouts.
An Eagle Court of Honor
was held on June 18, 2012 at
St. Catherine of Sweden
Church. Several dignitaries,
including: The Honorable Phil(Continued on page 16)
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Chef’s Corner
A Glut of Basil in the Garden;
Now What?
by John Rizzo
CELEBRATING
20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Bardonner Square
4949 Route 8
Gibsonia, PA 15044
Office Hours by Appointment
724.443.1331
M
y guess is your garden looks like mine, a bunch of half dead
tomato vines, some peppers, and maybe a few herbs. Although many herbs will survive the light frost, we hate to lose them
when the deep freeze hits. Enter sweet basil.
It’s quickly turning to seed and spots are beginning to appear
on the leaves; it’s just a matter of time before it’s worthless. One
way to preserve your basil is to turn it into pesto sauce. Pesto originated in the 17th century in the city of Genoa, in Northern Italy. The
name comes from the wooden “pestle” used with a marble mortar to
crush the ingredients into a smooth paste. Liguria, the region in
which Genoa lies, provides the mineral rich seaside soil and perfect
climate for growing basil. Pesto, a pungent sauce used with pasta,
seafood, chicken and vegetables is made by processing fresh basil
with olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan cheese.
Pesto will hold up for a couple weeks in the refrigerator but I
recommend freezing it if you do not have an immediate use for it.
Due to the oil content it thaws quickly leaving you the ability to
spoon out as much as you need.
Pesto Sauce
Three Decades of Service to Our
Community and Country
by Autumn Edmiston
Hal English, an elder law
attorney and local Hampton
resident, has been serving
others all his life. His love of
volunteering came from both
his parents who were active
volunteers serving in leadership roles with church, the
local fire department, and
boy’s club.
English has taken that community involvement to
heart as this retired 30 year Marine Veteran and father of
two volunteers in a variety of activities. These include
church-related positions, sports coach, President of the
Hampton Community Association, Hampton Rotarian,
North Side Food Shelter volunteer and is a member of the
Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership on Aging.
By his involvement in a variety of activities, English
can better understand what’s happening in the community.
To that end, our new State Senator, Randy Vulakovich,
asked English to consider seeking office to replace him on
the November 6th General Election ballot for the next 2year term as State Representative serving Shaler, Hampton,
O’Hara, Fox Chapel, and a portion of Ross. The Republican Committee members unanimously selected him to run
for Randy Vulakovich’s seat in the 30th District of the
House of Representatives.
Look for his grass roots efforts to create public awareness of the issues. We wish Hal the best in this November’s upcoming election.
Fresh Basil Leaves
Pine Nuts
Olive Oil
Yield: 1 Cup
2 Cups
1/4 Cup
1/2 Cup
Garlic, minced
2 tsp.
Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Cup
Ground Black Pepper 1 tsp.
Remove all the basil leaves from the stems; wash well and drain.
Roast or sauté the pine nuts until golden brown; let cool. Combine
the basil, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor and pulse until
well chopped. Add about half the oil and puree until smooth; add
the remaining oil and process for another 10 seconds. Transfer the
mixture into a small mixing bowl and add the grated parmesan
cheese; blend well. Seal in an airtight container and refrigerate over
night. (other hard Italian cheese, such as pecorino or asiago can be
used in place of parmesan).
Shrimp and Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce
Pesto Sauce
Heavy Cream
Butter
Shrimp, Cleaned
1/2 Cup
2 Cups
1 TBL
1 LB
Yield: 4 Servings
Pasta
Parmesan Cheese
Garlic, minced
Salt to taste
1 lb.
1/4 Cup
1/2 tsp.
In a medium
skillet, melt the butter and add the garlic; cook on low
until the garlic is
soft.
Add the
shrimp and turn up
the
heat,
cook
quickly for a couple
minutes until the
shrimp are almost
finished;
remove
from heat and set aside. (leave in skillet)
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Bissell Eye Care and Pink Ribbon
Round-Up Team Up to Fight Breast
Cancer
Eye cancers can be primary, starting within the eye,
or metastatic cancer that is spread to the eye from another
organ. The two most common cancers that spread to the
eye from another organ are breast cancer and lung cancer.
In an effort to bring awareness to breast cancer, as well as
ensure patients receive regular exams, Bissell Eye Care
is offering 10% off frames and contact lenses for at least
a $10 donation to the Pink Ribbon Round-Up during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Pink Ribbon Round-Up is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers who believe that breast
cancer can be eradicated in our lifetime. Because we are
lovers of horses, we decided to help raise funds for breast
cancer research by approaching the equestrian community of Western Pennsylvania, a group that has not yet been
fully tapped to help in the process. We have proven that
the passion and energy spent with our animals can be
directed to presenting a wonderful, exciting two-day
event, October 19th and 20th, that will raise money for
Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Pittsburgh and help us
achieve our goal.
For more information visit
www.pinkribbonroundup.org.
Aquinas Academy Proudly Represented in
the National Merit Scholarship Program
Three Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh seniors have been
named as Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship
Program. Rebecca Faix (Gibsonia), Clare Meland (Shaler), and
Matthew So (Gibsonia) are members of the nationwide pool of
semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high
school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each
state.
Leslie Mitros, Head of School at Aquinas Academy, is very
pleased that 3 out of the 17 seniors ranked as Semifinalists.
“These students have worked very hard and their strong test
scores demonstrate their love of learning and their desire to succeed academically.”
Students entered the Scholarship Program by taking the 2011
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
(PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program
entrants.
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Poff Gets an Outdoor
Classroom Thanks to
Larkin’s Eagle Project
Photo by Donna Falso
by Diane Prem
Taking on the construction of an outdoor
classroom at Poff Elementary seemed like a
natural fit for Boy Scout Michael Larkin, since
he had previously helped his fellow scouts
from Troop 17 at Parkwood Presbyterian work
on outdoor classrooms for Central Elementary
and the Hampton Middle School. “However,
the project was definitely a lot harder that I
thought it would be. Even when I submitted the
detailed proposal to the Eagle Advisory Board
for their approval and suggestions, they said it
was more ambitious than usual,” claimed 11th
grader and Scout for 11 years, Larkin.
The project started last fall when he met
with Poff representatives: Enrichment Teacher
Mrs. Anna DeForest, Principal Dr. Michael
Mooney, Building Grounds Supervisor Mr.
Richard Farino, and Mrs. Donna Falso from
the Poff Parent Association to review the proposed project site and to discuss their needs
and visions and different components of the
project. “My goal was to make a classroom
with esthetic appeal and hope that the children
and teachers would be able to use it frequently,
and enjoy learning in a unique outdoor environment,” confided Larkin. “I had a lot of help
from Mr. Dean Hess, an architect and dad in
Troop 17. I told him what we wanted, and he
told me how to put it together and what to
use.” Based on Larkin’s input, Hess made
renderings through Google Sketch-Up. They
included a pergola, an encased white board
complete with cover and lock that opens with
Mrs. Anna DeForest thanking Eagle Scout Michael Larkin and the scouts
who helped (L to R): Ethan Steinmetz, Thomas Zegar, and Matt Hanna
latches so it can withstand the wind, the 10% discount on all materials; the
benches, and simple crushed limestone $1,000 grant from the Poff Parent Assoareas held in place by 4’ x 6’ timbers.
ciation; the $500 grant from the Hamp“And special thanks to Troop 17 ton Rotary; individual donors, and to
Boy Scouts and adults, who lent time, the school for giving me this opportunitools, and knowledge, family and ty. It turned out great!” concluded Larfriends, and especially to Mr. Hess who kin.
was invaluable in helping me with this
project. Thanks
also to Matt HuMetzger’s Lawn &
ber, owner of
Allegheny PlyTree Service Removal
wood, who donatLawn mowing, mulching, spring & fall
ed the white
clean ups, handyman services, small lot
board; Lowes for
clearing& excavating jobs, garage
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which the rings were stored.
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(Continued from page 4) The victim estimates the value
Fully Insured
of the rings at $3000. After an
Theft
investigation, detectives arrestOn Tuesday, September 11
ed the actor.
police took a report of a theft
from the Allison Park Church. Theft from Vehicle
A TV, a Macbook computer and
On Thursday, August 30 a
an iPod were all missing. The
resident from Timberlane Drive
church owned all of the properreported several tools were
ty. The incident occurred bemissing from his van. The van
tween 9/9/2012 and 9/11/2012.
was unlocked sitting in the vicThe case is under investigation.
tim’s driveway during the night
On Tuesday, September 18 of August 28 into the morning
a resident from Stella Drive of August 29. The items taken
reported that his wife has been are all construction tools. No
looking for five rings since Au- suspects at this time.
gust 14, 2012. He explained that
Terroristic Threats
he had employed a roofing
company to repair a roof fan on
On Wednesday, September
that same date. Three men per- 5 at approximately 4:30 p.m.,
formed the work and they were police attempted to serve a PFA
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working next to the room in
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Police Log
Innovative Compost Bins is
Duderstadt’s Eagle Scout Project
O
emo s
by Diane Prem
riginally Brandon Duderstadt explored the idea of
building a new greenhouse for Mrs. Foley’s Biology
Science Class at the Hampton High School, but she
said she didn’t need one and instead steered him toward fellow
Biology and Science Teacher, Ms. Dietz, who was looking for
someone to undertake the construction of a compost bin site for
her biology and horticulture classes. For his Eagle Scout
Award, 10th grader and 10-year Boy Scout from Troop 17 at
Parkwood Presbyterian Duderstadt took on the challenge.
The project from start-to-finish took almost a year to complete, and started with approval from the scout master and committees, then moved on to obtaining approval from the Hampton High School Principal, Mr. Jeffrey Finch, Superintendent
Dr. John Hoover, Groundskeeper Mr. Joe Bayer and Ms.
Heather Dietz.
To start the project, a foundation was dug using a Bobcat
driven by his father Mr. Bill Duderstadt. “Pouring the concrete
and making sure the area was level to prevent water damage to
the pad was the hardest part of the project,” said Brandon. In
keeping with the school’s curriculum, five compost bins were
then assembled, each holding two chambers for different types
of fertilizers such as corn husks, egg shells, tomatoes—
essentially anything biodegradable that Ms. Dietz’s class might
decide to compost.
“The composters have added a fun and competitive way to
teach a concept. Each of my horticulture classes have been
assigned their own bin to complete in The Great Compost Race.
The process takes about 5 weeks and the compost will be used
to improve the soil around the school and for experiments. I am
very thankful for the bins and all of Brandon’s hard work,” said
Deitz.
“I want to thank Troop 17, both Boy Scouts and adults who
lent their tools and expertise, and especially David Knight
whose guidance was invaluable in helping to pour the concrete
for the pad that the compost bins sit on, and to Thower Concrete of Saxonburg for donating the concrete. I think it turned
out really well and I learned a lot! I’m happy I was able to help
the school and it fits in well with the Go Green Initiative,” stated a satisfied Brandon. “I’m very proud of Brandon—this is
something that the kids can use and learn from, and it will be
around for a long time,” added his father.
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St Ursula School Prepares
for Robotic Competition
St. Ursula School Students in grades 5-8 are ‘gearing up’ for
the Annual FIRST Lego League Robotic Competition in December. Practices are currently being held twice a week at
school, but for many of the students, this is not their first exposure to Robotics. In August, interested students attended a 2day Robotics Camp at St. Ursula School. The camp was organized by teachers, Mrs. Charlotte Lehmeier, Mrs. Cathy Duffy,
Stephanie Lehmeier, and parent, Ginny Szafranski. The students were introduced to basic robot programming by Mrs.
Lehmeier and 4 members of Carnegie Mellon's Girls of
Steel. They were also taught how to give an interesting presentation, since this is an important part of the Project portion of
the competition. During one session, students were asked to
design a structure that would protect an egg from cracking during drops from various heights. The students designed 2 successful structures and produced commercials for their invention, which they presented to the group. This allowed them to
practice what they learned about presentations. The St. Ursula
Robovikings team will continue to prepare for the upcoming
competition with help from teachers, parents and alumni.
Cheerleaders
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the younger generation,” said Stephanie Platt, head coach for the
varsity cheerleaders. Both the varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads helped lead the upcoming kids show their team spirit.
Samantha Pieczynski, a junior varsity cheerleader said, “I find it
cute how all these little kids want to participate and become cheerleaders.” Samantha just started cheering as a freshman this year.
Mia D’Amico, a varsity cheerleader, enjoyed the experience and
hopes to coach them someday, “They are fun to work with and it
was a really good experience.”
If you missed
out on this big
event, you can still
catch the squad
senior night and
pink out on October 26th. Pink Out
is a night to help
raise
awareness
and support for the
Susan B. Komen
Foundation.
Photo by Madia Photography
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Gino’s Gang
Gino’s Gang THANKS YOU!!!
T
hanks to an overwhelming response from the Hampton
Community, the September 15 Walk at North Park
benefiting the Western PA Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation was a huge success! Gino’s Gang, a walk
team led by a Hampton Freshman, Gino Rotellini, who has
hemophilia B, a rare bleeding disorder, raised $3,543! “We
are so grateful for the support of the Hampton students and
our friends. We far surpassed our goal of $2,000!”, Gino’s
mother Dawn Rotellini said. “None of this would have been
possible without the help from the Hampton High School
Band Parents Association, Atria’s Restaurant in Richland,
and friends of the Rotellinis.”
The Walk drew over 400 participants and raised approximately $50,000 with donations still coming in. “The
programs and support that this money will go toward will
help hundreds of families living with bleeding disorders in
Western PA. Our Hampton Community REALLY made a
difference,” said Rotellini.
Eagle Scout
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ip A. Ignelzi; Mr. Huey
Dietrich, U.S. Submarine
Vets; Mr. Ernie Simmons,
U.S.M.C.; and Jamie Uber,
Attorney, spoke during the
ceremony.
Daryl, 17 years old, is in
12th grade at Hampton High
School and plays percussion in the high school
marching band. He is a
council member of St.
Catherine of Sweden Youth
Group. In addition, Daryl
plans to earn Eagle Palms
during this final year as a
scout.
His plans are to attend
college in pursuit of his
dream to become an optometrist.
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Attorney Hal English
5048 Route 8, Gibsonia, PA
www.howardhanna.com
Office: 724-449-9900, ext. 231
Cell: 724-816-4488
Thomas A. Bonidy, D.D.S., P.C.
Depreciation Lands Museum
Lantern Tours: Saturday 10/20, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.;
group tours 10/27, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry
Come enjoy a quiet, family-oriented, historical alternative
to Halloween. Tour the museum and cemetery by candlelight - you might even catch a glimpse of the Deacon, the museum's
resident benevolent ghost. Costumed guides and demonstrators will be in every building, and cookies and hot cider will
be served. Scary stories after 8:30 p.m.!
All are welcome at the October 20th tours; October 27th
tours are reserved for groups and must be scheduled in advance. Contact the museum for reservations, (412) 486-0563,
[email protected]
St. Barnabas Awarded
Employee of the Month
Providing beautiful smiles in Allison Park for 20 years
St. Barnabas Health System recognized Michelle
Kowalski of Hampton Township as Employee of the
Month for September, 2012.
Kowalski received this
honor for her strong work ethic, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Representing the high quality of service and caring for which St. Barnabas is known, she was
selected from among more than 600 employees.
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A Unique Fund-Raiser
Seniors Serving Seniors to Support the Band
Often generous folks of our town support Hampton Township school
district students by purchasing fundraising items they sell and these include
the proverbial "raffle tickets." Wouldn't it be fun to get to actually
see a "raffle ticket winner" with "winner's glee" written all over his or her
face?
Here is a picture
of Barbara and John Ralyea,
the couple who won the
Hampton Band Parent's
"Win an Ultimate Tailgate
Buffet Fundraiser!" Barbara
gets credit for generously
purchasing a ticket from
marching band member,
Justin Nichol, and Bill Cardone, Hampton Athletic
Director,
gets
credit
for drawing Barbara's winning ticket. The Ralyea's
and 11 friends enjoyed the
scrumptious tailgate feast
and free admission to the
Talbots vs. Laurel Highland's football game on September 21.
Hampton Band Parent's Back: Eddie Adams and Jacob Gallogly
Association executed a great Front: John and Barbara Ralyea
event with various members
sharing their culinary talents. Janis Mottola baked up her sausage
stuffed jalapeno appetizers, Patty DiNardi created gorgeous table centerpieces and delectable chocolate drizzled strawberries and Vicki Bedel layered pastry and honey to construct baklava that elicited many "oohs" and
"ahhs." Thanks is also extended to Becky Wagner for her outstanding
mixed greens salad and Janeen Doutt for her iced home baked sugar cookies. Barbara and John and their dinner guests were especially impressed
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Evening Daytime Casual
The Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence (HAEE) will be
holding the 20th annual HAEE 5K
Race on Saturday October 6, 2012 at
Hartwood Acres at 9 am. The race is
open to runners and walkers of all
ages and ability levels. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall winners as well as age category winners. Door prizes and great
food will also be available. Race proceeds will be used to support
innovative and imaginative programs in the Hampton Township
School District. Since it’s founding in 1992, HAEE has supplied
grants of over $480,000 to enhance the educational experience offered to students in Hampton schools. Register online or download
a race application at www.hamptonalliance.org.
See the Publication in COLOR at
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Komen Pittsburgh
Paws for the Cure®
October 7, 2012
Hartwood Acres Concert Area
The 4th annual Paws for the Cure dog walk is less
than a week away. Don’t miss out on your chance
to join us in a one-mile walk through scenic Hartwood Acres as we kick off National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. Andrew Stockey, the Evening
News Anchor/Sports Director at WTAE-TV and
Shelley Duffy of STAR 100.7 Pittsburgh will serve
as emcees. Special entertainment will be provided
by Sydney Hutchko, an emerging singer/songwriter
and
country
music
recording
artist.
The first 1,000 registrants will receive
our NEWLY designed t-shirt. Shirts will only be
available for pick up at the event. We will do our
best to accommodate all size requests.
CONTESTS
Pull out all the stops and get your pup dressed up
and ready for our best pink costume, best Steelers
gear or our best overall costume contests. Dressing
up is not their thing? Let them try their paw in our
Musical Sit & Stay or Agility course. Tickets for all
contests will be available in the registration tent.
SPONSOR AND VENDOR TENTS
We have something for all to enjoy. From fabulous
craft items and Beijo handbags for
the ladies to face painting for the
little ones and special food treats for
everyone.
RAFFLES
While visiting the sponsor and vendor tents don’t forget to check out all
the great raffle baskets that many are
offering. Tickets will be available in
the registration tent.
WIN ONE ROUND TRIP AIRLINE
TICKET ON AMERICAN
AIRLINES!
All participants who raise $1,000 or
more in pledges/donations will be
entered into a drawing to win one
round trip air transportation on
American Airlines or American Eagle to any destination in the contiguous US. All donations must be received by November 1, 2012 to qualify.
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Richelle Lyn School of
Dance Opens in Hampton
By Autumn Edmiston
Richelle Tropeck, owner of Richelle Lyn
School of Dance, began dancing at the age of 2
and has performed all over the world. She studied
at Point Park and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
during summer intensive programs.
Richelle Lyn School of Dance is a first class
dance studio in Pittsburgh offering classes for
children and adults of all ages and dance abilities. The instructors strive to provide quality
dance instruction in a warm and friendly environment in order to build self-confidence as well as
coordination and control.
Qualified instructors teach dance classes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and
musical theater. Mommy and Me tap classes are
offered for younger students as well as adults.
Dance themed birthday parties such as a Princess
Party, Rock Star Diva Party, Cowboys or Cowgirls, Zoo Animals, Rockin’ Safari Party, or Pirates provide fun, games and an event that your
child will never forget!
A Halloween Party for the kids and Parents Night Out will kick off the first of three
lock-ins offered throughout the year. On Friday
October 26, Richelle Lyn School of Dance will
host its first annual Halloween themed Lock-In
Night from 6-10 p.m.! Kids, wear your Halloween
costumes and come and enjoy games and other
eerie activities, have some spooky snacks, and
learn some fun Halloween dances!
Richelle Lyn School of Dance is located between Cuts Gym and Kaminski’s ATA Black Belt
Academy at 2870 Talley Cavey Road, Suite 500,
Allison Park, PA 15101. For more information
visit our website www.richellesdance.com or call
412-487-1880.
Police log
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to a resident on Winchester Drive.
There was no response from the
resident, so police left and continued to call and leave several voice
mail messages. At approximately
7:00 p.m., the actor talked with
Hampton police by phone and stated that he would shoot the police if
they came to his house. The actor
was known to have firearms at the
residence. The North Hills Special
Response Team was called out and
after a lengthy stand off, the actor
was taken into custody around 2:00
a.m.. Multiple charges have been
filed.
DUI Arrest
On Saturday, September 15
while on patrol at approximately
1:20 a.m., police were northbound
on Route 8 in the passing lane,
when a vehicle began following
them very closely. As police
watched in the rear view mirrors,
the vehicle was swerving back and
forth across the white dividing
marks of the northbound lanes. It
appeared as though the operator
was becoming irritated with the
speed of the police vehicle, which
was approximately 47 MPH. The
actor then changed lanes and rode
alongside the patrol unit. Police
began to follow the vehicle in the
curb lane and conducted a traffic
stop at McCully Road. The police
immediately detected an odor of an
alcoholic beverage. When asked if
he consumed any other medications
or drugs, the driver admitted he had
also been smoking marijuana. After
failing field sobriety tests, the driver was placed into custody. Charges
are pending.
Fire
On Wednesday, September 5
at 6:50 p.m., Police were dispatched to Cramlington Drive for
an active house fire. Upon arrival,
the owner of the residence stated
that she was attempting to drain the
hot water tank and removed the end
from a gas pipe which ignited gas
from the burner flame. She was
able to get out of the house. The
furnace and hot water tank were
damaged and smoke from the
flames was throughout the residence. All utility companies were
notified to secure the residence.
Car Fire
On Thursday, September 13
police were dispatched to Harts
Run Road for a report of a vehicle
on fire. Upon arrival the vehicle
owner stated that he had a fuel leak
and that his RV had a minor engine
fire. He was able to put it out with a
fire extinguisher. The owner was
able to fix the leak and got the vehicle running.
Criminal Mischief
On Monday, September 3 a
resident from Fairfield Court reported that sometime overnight
someone trespassed onto his property. Garbage was scattered on his
lawn, rocks were thrown all over
his driveway and his mailbox and
post were wrapped in plastic. The
resident cleaned up the mess, but
no damage had taken place. No
other information is available at
this time.
Vandalism
On Saturday, September 22 a
resident from Cedar Ridge Road
came to the station to report that
sometime overnight, someone
damaged her mailbox. It did not
appear to have been struck by a
vehicle. The value of the items
damaged is $60.00.
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Hampton Fire Departments
Monthly Chief’s Report for North Hampton
August 2012
Chief John Schwend
Monthly Incident Summary:
Commercial Fire Alarm
Commercial Structure Fire
Brush Fire
Vehicle Fire
Gas Line Struck/Smell of Gas Inside
Landing Zone for Medical Helicopter
Smoke investigation indoor or outdoor
Appliance Fire
Residential Fire Alarm
Vehicle Accident with Containment
CO Alarm
Wires Down or Transformer Problem
Other Types of Incidents
Total Incidents for the Month
Total Incidents for 2012
Late Night (11p-7a)
Weekday daylight (7a-5p)
6
1
2
2
4
1
0
1
5
4
1
4
4
35
263
35
98
Noteworthy incidents:
NHVFD was dispatched to the report of a motorcycle accident
with multiple motorcycles involved on Aug 3rd. NHVFD Engine 6-7 arrived on scene and set up a Landing Zone for a
medical helicopter that transported one of the patients to the
hospital.
NHVFD responded on August 26th to the Rose Ridge Golf
Course as mutual aid for the report of a fully involved warehouse fire with multiple explosions. Crews assisted West Deer
with fire suppression and utilized the Air Truck to refill cylinders for the responding departments.
New Membership:
We can always use new members who are interested in firefighting or as drivers only. There is a place in the department
for anyone who is interested in helping. Please contact an officer at 724-443-5250, or visit our website at
www.northhamptonvfd.org.
The Hampton Township Volunteer Fireman’s Association will be kicking off this year’s Fire Prevention Week by holding their annual Safety Day on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at
the Home Depot in Shoppers Plaza, William Flinn
Highway. Attending this year’s event will be Hampton
Township Police Department, multiple fire agencies
from surrounding communities, and a medical helicopter (weather and/or call permitting). A fire safety
trailer will be onsite for the children to learn and explore. The Salvation Army will grill up free hamburgers and hotdogs donated by Kress Brothers Builders.
The Home Depot will also provide a work-shop for the
children. There will be free goodie bags for the kids.
Bring the family to watch a demonstration by a K-9
Unit, a vehicle rescue extraction and many more organizations this year! This event is sure to be fun and
educational for the entire family and we hope to see
you there!
Firefighter
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few years. Brian is currently a volunteer firefighter with Hampton
Township VFD #1 Station 164, and an EMT with Shaler EMS.
He was formerly with Peebles Dist. Volunteer Fire Company Station 188 in McCandless Township.
A fundraiser Pig Roast, Chinese Auction, 50/50, Music and Fun
will be held on Friday, October 5th at the Rose Barn in North Park
starting at 4:00 p.m. Adult donation is $20 and children are $10 at
the door. Discounted tickets are available in advance by contacting
412-487-1114
or
412-364-2112
or
email:
[email protected] All donations will benefit
Brian Hilliard and his family.
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Students from Peking Take Part in
Competitive Fun with Winchester
Thurston School
By Deb Brady
Hartwood Acres was the setting for a cross-cultural team
building event in September for fifth grade students from Winchester Thurston School (campuses in Allison Park and
Shadyside) and their counterparts, 33 students from the Peking
University Elementary
School in Peking, China. The kids participated in many fun travelthemed events designed
by
Steve
Cooper, physical education teacher for Winchester
Thurston’s
North Campus. In addition,
Winchester
Thurston’s high school
basketball team travelled from Shadyside
to play basketball with
all of the younger students. The visitors from China stayed in Pittsburgh for two
weeks, not only attending fourth and fifth grade classes at Winchester Thurston but also having experiences that included a
tour of Pittsburgh’s Google offices and the Pittsburgh Opera,
attending a Pirates game, and taking a Just Ducky tour of the
Golden Triangle.
Scholarship Blood Drive
The first annual Scholarship Blood Drive will be held
from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 th in
the Hampton High School Auxiliary Gym.
These blood drives not only provide much needed blood
to those in medical situations, but also help Hampton students with college costs. Donations made during this drive
will be credited to Hampton High School. Residents who
make donations with Central Blood Bank at other locations
can still request Hampton receive credit for their donation.
At the end of the year, the local school that has collected the
most blood for Central Blood bank will receive scholarship
money. Contact Adrienne Bello at 412-486-4015 to schedule your appointment.
Are you crafty, artistic or have
something just plain cool to sell?
Join us for our:
1st Annual Holiday Vendor
& Craft Festival
Sponsored by Poff Elementary
Parents’ Association
Where:
Poff Elementary School
2990 Haberlein Rd, Gibsonia
When:
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Admission for All!
Fees for a table start at just $20 for handmade crafters
with discounts for Poff Families/Staff. Plus – an awesome
Kids Area, where Hampton students can sell new or handmade items!
For more information email [email protected] or
call Michelle @ 412-860-0199. For an application form,
visit: www.ht-sd.org/page.cfm?p=97. Then click on: Poff
Parent Association Holiday Vendor & Craft Festival.
Register by October 3rd!
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Community Services
Hampton Township Department of Community Services Youth Basketball League is
accepting registrations through Friday, October 26th for all grade divisions. Register at the
Community Center.
Saturday Ski Program to Hidden Valley
will accept registrations starting October 5th
and through November 8th. This is a 5-week
program for ages 12-18. Various package
options are available depending on the skier's
needs. Register at the Community Center.
For both programs, registration forms and
information can be found in the Hampton
Highlights, at www.hampton-pa.org, or at the
Community Center. Call 412-487-7870 with
any questions.
Dr. Febrarro
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cess lies in their decision to take full responsibility for their health, and I commend
them.
There are always challenges to the pursuit of “optimal health”, not the least of
which is an insidious and false belief system that we as individuals require
“outside” help to get and stay healthy. This belief system is in fact the greatest
challenge I face in practice, and I meet that challenge daily with all the passion and
conviction I have for achieving health naturally. My conviction stems from the scientific understanding of the human body’s innate healing ability. Tragically, this
innate healing ability is underrated, and too often violated through the use of
masking agents such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs. In contrast,
Chiropractic is a safe, drugless, and non-invasive approach to restoring that
natural tendency for health--a strength we all share when nurtured properly--and
the foundation of this unmatched healing art.
Focusing on the integrity of the spine and central nervous system is at the
core of Chiropractic’s success with various health challenges. The sophisticated
method of “adjusting” the spinal column should not be confused with “treating”
those particular challenges---or the collection of symptoms that are typically referred
to as “medical problems”---but rather an approach to restoring integrity to the
nervous system---the master system that coordinates all bodily function, including immune function. A healthy master system, by design,
nurtures a normal expression of health in creating and sustaining physiologic balance (homeostasis).
The scientific law of adaptation (of living things) reflects the physiologic “adjustments” your body continually makes in dealing with the
various stressors your exposed to in a lifetime---physical, chemical, and
emotional. Granted we can and do get sick, sometimes to the extent of
illness becoming life-threatening and requiring expert medical attention,
but is the growing epidemic of chronic illness the result of “random
chance” (gene theory) as we have been (culturally) led to believe? Not
according to the law of adaptation. Serious illness is actually a reflection of your body’s inability to adapt, as being healthy is your natural
state. To further explain, your inability to adapt relates directly to your
environment---both the external and most importantly the internal one
you create through lifestyle, and the daily choices you make that either
help or hinder the normal expression of health. Your genes, subsequently, do not determine your health---your choices do! (The
emerging science of epigenetics--gene expression according to the environment-- demonstrates this).
In closing, optimal health truly is your greatest asset, as living up to
your innate potential isn’t possible without it. Adopting a new paradigm and a lifestyle of eating, moving, thinking, and adjusting well--the basic tenets of Wellness and Chiropractic---is critical toward
realizing optimal health. The responsibility is truly yours, so make
your health a priority and call to schedule a consultation.
At Health First Chiropractic, Dr. Domenic Febbraro serves Hampton
Township and surrounding communities with 16 years of clinical experience in the field of adult and pediatric corrective spinal care. A
graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1988, he received his
doctorate from Life University, School of Chiropractic in 1996. He is
a member of the Chiropractic Fellowship of PA. His purpose is to
educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health
through natural Chiropractic care!
Take charge of your health and call for a
complimentary consultation!
412-492-4088
Visit our new website at www.myhealthfirst.us
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October 1st—December 24th, Tu Sei Bella Salon and Spa will
be helping to support our community as well as giving all of
our participating clients 15% off their retail purchase.
There will be 2 ways to participate:
1. Bring in any unwanted hair product (shampoo, conditioner, spray…) or perfume; these will be donated to our local women's shelter.
Tu Sei Bella Salon
3394 Saxonburg Blvd.
Suite 500 Building C
Glenshaw, PA 15116
(412) 767-5390
[email protected]
www.tuseibella.com
2. Bring in any children’s coat, sizes infant through adult
small; these will be donated to the North Hills Community
Outreach Center on Ferguson Road.
In addition, Tu Sei Bella will also be collecting cash donations to support the drivers of our local Meals on Wheels program. All money collected will be used to purchase gift cards
for gas stations in our area giving the drivers a well deserved
break during the holidays for their volunteer work throughout
the year.
CALLING ALL CURLS!
1. If you have curly hair challenges we have the solutions!
Tu Sei Bella Salon & Spa is excited to now be trained and certified in RICI Curl systems, which include cutting technique,
proper products, and application.
Our styling team invites you to call for a free curl analysis
and complimentary curly hair styling.
412- 767-5390
2. Holiday gift card offer starts October 1st 2012.
Purchase 100.00 gift card and receive a 20.00 gift card free (a
few restrictions apply)
Must mention this ad at time of purchase
www.alwaysbeautifulcurls.com
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Gymnasts
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the Team and Special Event coordinator for
the Pittsburgh Northstars. “I try to do something a little different every year to make it
special for the kids and productive for the
community. One thing we did differently
this year was instead of writing down team
goals, we did a ‘team dedication’ in which
the gymnasts dedicated their competitive
season to a special individual or group. The
different level teams dedicated their efforts
to anyone from their parents, their coaches,
to para-lympians, to the troops, to one of the
gymnastics parents who was just diagnosed
with cancer- it is so touching what kids can
come up with,” said Carslaw.
The team is also playing a motivational penny wars game to help them be
more positive as a team. So far, 20,000 pennies and 2,000 nickels have been collected
all of which will be donated to charity in
December.
“Last year, our team started a giving foundation. It has been so fun and rewarding to work as a group for good causes.
I believe if we can make ourselves better,
we will make our team better,” explained
Carslaw.
Last year was a very successful
season for the Northstars, sending two Senior gymnasts to the Level 10 National Invitational, sending three level 9’s to Nationals
and five level 8’s to Regionals, two of
whom were Hampton girls, Rachel Hornung
and Anna McConnell. They also had a level
7 State Champion in Hampton’s own
Vanessa Pletz.
When asked why the team decided
to start participating in the service Day,
Carslaw answered, “September 11th is too
important of a date to just go about business
as usual. The service day helps us direct our
energy toward something positive in honor
of the victims of that day.”
“Most of our gymnasts train four or
five days a week and their parents are so
busy running them around, but yet they all
make the time to give back on this day—it is
truly amazing.”
Jewart’s Gymnastics is hosting a
Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27th
from noon until 2:00 p.m. The cost is $8 per
child or $15 per family. The gym is open to
the public.
For more information and to RSVP, call 412487-5999.
Band Fund Raiser
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with the grilling skills of Hampton Band drum liners, Eddie Adams and Jake Gallogly. This Senior
duo won the Iron Man Chef Competition at Hampton High last year. They grilled the filet mignon
"to order" and Jake also provided an amazing array
of delicious appetizers he created himself including
mini crab cakes, fried cheese, and homemade hummus.
"We especially enjoyed the Beatles themed half
time show performed by the band" stated John
Ralyea as he proudly wore his "winning ticket"
photo around his neck!
Chef’s Corner
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Meanwhile, pour the cream into a large heavy
skillet or wok and bring to a simmer, add the parmesan cheese and pesto sauce. Continue to simmer
until the mixture begins to thicken into a velvety
sauce. Gently mix in hot cooked pasta and stir until
well coated; add salt to taste and remove from heat.
Transfer the pasta to a large serving platter or
bowl. Return the shrimp to the fire and finish cooking. Arrange cooked shrimp on top of pasta and
serve.
Alison Sullivan & Pax Carslaw helping with the car wash fund raiser
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John Rizzo is the Director of Dietary Services with
UPMC Senior Living Corporation. With over 30
years in the food service industry, he has extensive
experience with a number of restaurants and Country Clubs in the Pittsburgh area.
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Help Wanted
Stylist Wanted—Experienced hair stylist wanted for a new salon
in Allison Park. Full and Part time positions available. Capelli Dio
Salon (412) 486-6741.
The North Hills Chorale, Inc. is seeking singers to expand its current membership. This 40-voice community choral ensemble presents concerts primarily in December and May, performing a variety of popular and classical music, as well as charity performances.
Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the
chapel at Kearns Spirituality Center, a Ministry of the Sisters of
Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA
15101. Please visit www.nhchorale.com for more information. You
may also contact David Thayer, Choir Manager, at 724-940-2986.
Eat 'n Park Restaurant is now hiring smiling faces for all positions, full/part time. Great wages, full benefits available. Apply in
person at 5143 Route 8, Gibsonia, PA 15044. EOE
WANTED : ALL MEN WHO LIKE TO SING!
The North Hills Harmony Line Barbershop Chorus is hosting a
series of membership recruitment nights on three consecutive
Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The dates are Oct. 3 rd,
10th, and 17th at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Cumberland
Road in McCandless Township. For more info please contact Ford
Fuller at 412-789-3160 or email at [email protected]
Retail Counter Sales and Service—Allison Park/Gibsonia Area,
Part time 20-35 hrs. per week (more with holiday season), Requires: reliable, punctual, quick learner with general computer
knowledge, ability to work well with others while under pressure.
Customer service is #1 and only those with a smile need to apply!
Email resume to: [email protected]
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412-818-6491
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Jennifer Romero, M.D.
Fourth Annual Hartwood Fest
Features Fun Fall Festivities
Imagine sitting by a roaring bonfire with friends enjoying
great food, live music, hayrides and an open bar at one of
Allegheny County’s top historic landmarks, Hartwood
Acres Stables. Sound like the perfect fall evening?
The Friends of Hartwood is hosting its annual Hartwood
Fest on Saturday, October13th from 6 to 10 p.m. Attendees
will experience a rare glimpse inside the historic stables,
which are usually closed to the public. Live music will be
provided by local artist and Keane Idol Winner Maddie Arnold as well as Cue Ball, with a dinner cooked to perfection
donated by Hartwood Restaurant.
Tickets are still available for this adult-only event and
can be purchased for $35 at www.friendsofhartwood.org.
All proceeds from the fundraising event support the Friends
of Harwood in its mission to help preserve and protect the
natural environment and cultural heritage of Hartwood
Acres.
Veterans Sought For
Hampton Heroes Event
Veterans who live in Hampton, work in Hampton, or
are graduates of Hampton High School are eligible to be
honored during the annual Hampton Township School
District Hampton Heroes program, being held November
12th at Hampton High School.
Since 2001, local veterans who completed and returned
the nomination form were invited to be honored guests at
the event. About 200 Hampton men and women have been
inducted as Hampton Heroes and recognized at the Veterans’ Day program. Deceased veterans – including those
killed in combat – are eligible for nomination by any family member or friend.
If you are a veteran, or are a friend or family member of
a veteran, please complete a nomination form and return it
to the school district no later than September 30 th to be
included in this year's program. Nomination forms are
available on the District website at www.ht-sd.org/
Community/Hampton Heroes and the District Administrative Office, located at 4591 School Drive, Allison Park,
PA 15101.
Questions about the
form or the event should
be directed to Dr. Eric
Stennett at [email protected] or by calling 412492-6358.
Hannah Sahud, M.D.
Sarah F. Schroeder, M.D.
Please Welcome:
Karl Holtzer, M.D.
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