Author: Karen Price


Wildbird Recovery hosts Fall Migration Festival in Valencia
August 17, 2019
Located on a 13-acre property just north of Richland Township in Valencia is Wildbird Recovery, which is licensed to take in abandoned and injured songbirds.

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Pine-Richland holds off on option for flexible instruction days
August 15, 2019
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law earlier this summer that will allow Pennsylvania school districts to have students learn from home versus canceling school completely for snow days or other reasons, but Pine-Richland won’t be jumping on board just yet.

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Occupant with Autism stickers help with stressful situations
August 8, 2019
Individuals with autism may not always react to stressful or dangerous situations the way others might, may be unable to answer questions or respond to their names being called and could be triggered by stimuli such as sirens and flashing lights.

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Pine-Richland preps for new school year
August 8, 2019
It’s almost back-to-school time for Pine-Richland students, and district officials have launched a digital tool kit to help families gather the information they need for the first day of school on Aug. 22 and beyond.

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Richland Community Day has full schedule of activities
August 4, 2019
The 26th annual Richland Township Community Day is fast approaching, and organizers have lined up a variety of entertainment for residents and families.

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Pine, Richland performing raccoon rabies vaccinations
August 3, 2019
The annual rabies vaccination program for wild raccoons will take place in Pine and Richland townships through Aug. 21.

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Kids invited to learn to cook at Northern Tier Library
August 2, 2019
Summer may be in its final weeks, but children ages 8 to 12 still have the opportunity to attend one last weeklong camp at Northern Tier Regional Library and hone their culinary skills in the process.

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Northern Regional Police investigate calls about bear sightings
July 25, 2019
A black bear was spotted traveling through Pine Township, with sightings reported near Pine-Richland High School and along Old State Road last week.

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Manor Road project in Pine begins, detour posted
July 25, 2019
Travelers in Pine Township will find a detour around a section of Manor Road for the next two months as a construction project to replace a storm sewer culvert under the road began July 25.

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Pine man named in list of 50 most influential clinical executives
July 22, 2019
A Pine resident has been honored for his work with Highmark Health.

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Pine Community Day has something for everybody
July 19, 2019
The Township of Pine is celebrating 30 years of Community Day on Saturday, July 20, and they plan to make it a memorable evening for residents.

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Pine-Richland summer renovations on tight timeframe, but on schedule
July 19, 2019
Summer projects are moving forward throughout the Pine-Richland School District buildings and grounds, including the replacement of windows on the front side of the building, toilet room renovation and exterior facade improvements at Richland Elementary.

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Aviva Brick Oven opening second location in Richland
July 18, 2019
Pizza and pasta lovers will soon have a new option for dining in Richland Township with the opening of Aviva Brick Oven along Route 8.

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Pine resident named president of Allegheny County Bar Association
July 10, 2019
Longtime Pine resident Lori McMaster takes seriously the mission statement of the Allegheny County Bar Association — to empower their members, promote a just, accessible and inclusive judicial system and serve the community at large — and as the new president of the ACBA it’s a mission she’s looking forward to promoting.

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Seniors for Safe Driving program set at Northern Tier Library
July 3, 2019
Safe driving can be a taxing and stressful endeavor for anyone, but seniors face additional challenges behind the wheel as they age.

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Pine-Richland Youth Center hosting drone camp
July 2, 2019
Summer camps for kids span a wide spectrum of interests and likes, and a new camp being offered at the Pine-Richland Youth Center definitely falls into the category of camps that didn’t exist when today’s parents were kids — a drone camp.

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Pine-Richland’s solicitor retires after 30 years on the job
June 23, 2019
The Pine-Richland School District bid farewell to longtime solicitor Patrick Clair, who retired at the end of the school year after serving the district for nearly 30 years.

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Splash pad opens in Richland Community Park
June 20, 2019
Sunny, warm days have been few and far between the past few weeks in Pittsburgh, but on Wednesday, June 19 the weather cleared just long enough for Richland Township administrators to officially open the new splash pad at the community park.

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Tiebreaker puts Colombo on ticket for Pine supervisors race
June 20, 2019
Nearly four weeks after the Pennsylvania primary, Ryan Colombo learned that he will be on the Republican ticket in the race for a seat on the Pine Township board of supervisors this November.

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North Park site of program about resident bald eagles
June 14, 2019
Followers of the North Park bald eagles didn’t get the opportunity to watch the nesting pair raise eaglets this year, but there’s still an opportunity to learn more about the park’s newest avian residents.

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Richland’s splash pad, playground set to open
June 14, 2019
After some delays, the new splash pad and playground at Richland Community Park are set to officially open to the public.

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Pine, Richland residents urged to be wary of storm chasers
June 9, 2019
If you live in the area and have gotten phone calls or in-person solicitations for roof repairs following the storms that came through the last week of May, you aren’t alone.

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Northern Tier Library hosting galactic summer series
June 9, 2019
Summer is in full swing at the Northern Tier Regional Library, and this year’s theme for the annual summer learning program is “A Universe of Stories.”

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No tax hike planned for Pine-Richland
June 7, 2019
The Pine-Richland School Board approved the budget for the upcoming school year, and, for the second year in a row, it does not include a tax increase.

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Move over Marlon — Tyler Hepler’s performance in ‘Guys and Dolls’ lauded
May 31, 2019
Tyler Hepler’s musical theater career started with a dare.

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Pine official: Storms produced hail that made ‘chopped salad’ of trees
May 30, 2019
Pine Township Director of Public Works Tony Barbarino said township staff was “crazy busy” cleaning up during and after a damaging line of storms moved through Western Pennsylvania last week.

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Pine-Richland honors six retirees
May 29, 2019
Pine-Richland School District recognized six staff members who are retiring at the end of the year, and the honorees were also treated to a menu item prepared by one of Eden Hall Upper Elementary’s top young chefs.

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Developer plans 8400-square-foot warehouse in Pine
May 24, 2019
A developer’s plans to build an 8,400-square-foot warehouse at the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Old State Road are on hold after the opening of the public hearing period at the Pine Township Board of Supervisors’ May meeting.

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Chatham’s Eden Hall campus hosting summer music series
May 23, 2019
From Game of Thrones-inspired dining to the sounds of an Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band, there’s a lot planned for the public at Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus this summer.

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Pine Community Center hosting program to combat Parkinson’s
May 21, 2019
A national program founded in Ohio designed to help Parkinson’s disease patients is now being offered at the Pine Community Center.

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FedEx Freight development application withdrawn in Richland
May 19, 2019
FedEx Freight has withdrawn both its zoning variance application and land development application related to a planned addition at the Kramer Road facility in Richland Township.

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Candidates gear up for Pine-Richland school board primaries
May 15, 2019
Quin McLaughlin knows he’s an unusual candidate for a spot on the Pine-Richland school board.

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Pine-Richland explores creating rain date for outdoor graduations
April 29, 2019
Pine-Richland School District officials are exploring the idea of offering a rain date for high school graduation, although it isn’t something that would go into effect this year if they do decide to move forward with the plan.

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Superhero run in North Park benefits abused, neglected children
April 28, 2019
While a superhero costume might not be required to take part in the 11th annual Superhero Foundation 5K on May 11 at North Park, it definitely adds to the fun of the event.

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Northern Tier Library hosting informational session on native birds
April 23, 2019
Shortly after Doris Dumrauf and her husband bought their house in Robinson Township they hung a bird feeder and were thrilled by the different types of birds that started showing up, so they hung another.

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No tax hike in proposed Pine-Richland budget
April 15, 2019
The Pine-Richland school board approved the advertisement of the 2019-20 school year budget at its most recent meeting, and it does not include a proposed tax increase for residents.

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Pine Community Center hosting adaptive fitness classes
April 13, 2019
A new adaptive fitness program at Pine Community Center designed for teenagers and young adults with disabilities will begin this May, filling a need that exists in the center’s current offerings.

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Beewatchers sought for North Park project
April 11, 2019
Point Park University professor Matthew Opdyke launched Project Bee Watch last summer, and now the citizen science project aimed at determining the health of pollinators in Western Pennsylvania is coming to North Park.

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Reading advocate visits Pine-Richland schools, shares love of books
April 7, 2019
John Schu is an advocate for school libraries, and when he speaks to students and teachers, his exuberance for children’s literature and reading is palpable.

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Pine-Richland developing ‘graduate portrait’ for success beyond high school
April 5, 2019
In the coming years, Pine-Richland School District administrators hope to send their graduates into the world equipped with more than just the academic knowledge they need to be successful adults.

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Volunteers sought for North Park tree planting event
April 4, 2019
Richland Township is looking for volunteers to help plant trees at North Park in an effort to improve the environment and water quality along Pine Creek.

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Pine-Richland students excelling in academic, STEM competitions
April 1, 2019
Pine-Richland students continue to stand out in both area and state academic and STEM competitions.

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