Allegheny County Health Department to discuss Local Air Quality

The Allegheny County Health Department is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, April 4th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Bellevue Borough Building to discuss local air quality and the Shenango Coke Works on Neville Island.  All residents of Bellevue and surrounding communities are invited and encouraged to attend.  For more information, please contact Julie at (412)765-3053 or jstjohn@cleanwater.org

ACHD Public Mtg 4.4.12

Northern Area Legislative Forum on Public Education

All “public education stakeholders” (ie residents, parents, PTO members, teachers, school board members, etc…) are invited to attend this important forum on Thursday, April 12th, at 7:00pm.  The purpose of this forum is to discuss the impact of the newly proposed Pennsylvania State budget, which includes an additional $94 million in cuts from public eduction.  Several state legislators from  Allegheny County and a number of education experts will be present.  State Representatives and Senators representing surrounding school districts have also been invited to attend in order to discuss their positions on public education.

The forum is being held at North Hills Senior High School, located at 53 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.  See the attached “Allegheny Forum Flyer” at the end of this post for more information.

REGISTER for this event by clicking on the link below:  http://northernarealegislativeforum.eventbrite.com/

allegheny forum flyer

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Make reservations now for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 31st.  The event runs from 9am to 11:00am and will take place at the Bellevue Elementary Gym.  In addition to breakfast, there will be Easter themed games and crafts, and your child can have his/her picture taken with the Easter Bunny!  Tickets are $5 per child and $3 per adult in advance, or $7 at the door.  Advanced reservations can be made using the attached form,  or by emailing tdidom2982@aol.com.  Advanced reservations must be made by March 26th.  See the attached form for more information!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Bellevue Park Trail Workday

Another Bellevue Park Trail Workday has been scheduled for Saturday, March 10th from 9am-11:30am. Tasks are bench cutting, and building switchbacks.  Also clearing the fallen trees from the timbering and garbage cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the tennis courts. Tools are provided, though we could use a rototiller and chainsaw. (Experienced users only!)

Bring your own sturdy work gear, and water and snacks. If you are late, we will be working below and west of the tennis courts.

Call Dave at 412.761.7973 if you plan on attending****

Active Living Workshop Report and Update

Last November, AARP and the Walkable and Living Communities Institute hosted an Active Living Workshop and walking audit of the Bellevue and Avalon communities.  The final report from this workshop is attached below.  Participants from the workshop and any interested community members are encouraged to reconvene on March 22nd to discuss options for moving forward with ideas and concepts from the report.  In an attempt to reach as many people as possible, there will be two meeting opportunities:

The first meeting time is March 22nd from 10am-11am.

The second meeting time is March 22nd from 6pm-7pm.

Both meetings will be held at the Avalon Public Library Conference Room, located at 317 South Home Avenue, Avalon.  Interested participants may RSVP to (724) 940-3316, or by email at kaltmire@aarp.org.

Active Living Workshop Report

Minute to Win it Contest at Bellevue Elementary

Make plans to attend Bellevue Elementary’s “Minute to Win It” contest this Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Admissions is $3.00 for ages 13 and up, $1.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under 4 are free.  The contest will be held in the Bellevue Elementary School gym.  There will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and plenty of hot dogs, baked goods and other snacks and drinks for sale.  For $1.00, kids will be able to enter a drawing to win the chance to play a “Minute to Win It” game against the contestant of their choice.  This is sure to be a fun night for the family!