Monday, January 2, 2012
The pickup will follow garbage collection schedules.
The Moon Township Public Works department will offer curbside Christmas tree pickup from Jan. 3 to Jan. 13. Residents also can drop off trees for disposal at the Downes Fire Station at the intersection of Ewing and Beaver Grade roads from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14-15. The curbside pickup will follow residents' garbage schedules. Trees should be placed at curbside by 8 a.m. Ornaments and decorations should be removed from trees. Artificial trees will not be accepted. Trees collected will be chipped and used for township landscaping projects. Visit the township's website for more information.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Buses to run on amended schedules and access to parking garages will be changed during annual festivities and parade.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Revelers headed to Downtown Pittsburgh tonight for New Year's Eve should note that the Port Authority of Allegheny County will enact detours on about 20 bus routes and numerous streets will be closed due to First Night activities. First Night-related detours are scheduled to begin at approximately 10 a.m. today and will be in effect through the end of service tonight. Riders should allow for extra time when traveling on New Year’s Eve and through the holiday weekend, when Port Authority bus, light-rail "T" and incline service will follow these schedules: For more information, call Port Authority customer service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, 412-231-7007. The customer service line is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday …
Our columnist takes a glimpse back at her year "rocking the suburbs."
I know that for many people New Year's Eve is a chance to look forward to the future. To plan out a better year than year before it. To make resolutions that will greatly improve their quality of life. Not me. I like to look back over the past year and revel in both the highs and lows. I like to do what the kids call, “a year in review." More specifically, I want to do an official: MOON PATCH YEAR IN REVIEW. This weekly gig for me started off with a simple column about exercise walks in my neighborhood. OK, maybe it wasn’t simple. Perhaps in said article I detailed my deep fear of dogs, non-working invisible fences and serial killers. I feel that this initial column set the tone for all of my columns to follow (i.e. quirky). My next …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Here's a list of bars getting ready for revelers. Don't forget to pick a designated driver.
Patch offers up a rundown of what's going on at area bars for the New Year's Eve holiday. Jackson's Restaurant: Will offer up a Champagne toast at midnight, a live DJ and a limited menu. Various drink specials will also be available. Patrick's Pub: Will offer a surf and turf special. Viola's Italian Restaurant: Is serving $3.50 Long Island ice teas and 25-cent wings. Filet mignon is the dinner special and appetizer specials are available as well. Sea Shell Bar & Grille: Closes at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve to host a private party. Primanti Brothers: Offers regular beer specials throughout the evening. Wings Suds & Spuds: Has no drink specials planned. Iron City Grille: Has no drink specials planned. Walker's Bar & Grille: Will be …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Some Moon Township families have been beneficiaries of Kmart "angels" who have made anonymous payments on strangers' layaway accounts. Others have joined the host of generous angels who've popped up around the country during the holiday season.
Across the country this holiday season, anonymous benefactors have dropped into local Kmarts and paid off layaway balances for families with children. It’s difficult to tell where this trend of generosity started—you can see reports of the donations reported by Patch sites across the country [ above ]—but it’s clear that where “layaway angels” tread, tears of joy follow. In Moon, "angels" have worked their magic by paying down balances for at least a half-dozen families who had laid away items at the Kmart on Beaver Grade Road. Others have turned up to pay the layaway orders of customers at the Super Kmart on Marketplace Boulevard. Elsewhere in Western Pennsylvania, anonymous benefactors also have shown up and helped "a bunch" of families …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Take a look through this year-end gallery for a glimpse back at 2011.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas in Moon Township!
Moon Patch extends a merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your loved ones this weekend. Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Here's a look at a few Patch holiday stories from around Moon Township. Moon Students Host Christmas Party with a Heart Recession Christmas Decorations Garden Club Brings 'Greens and Things' to Robin Hill Park Woodland Ridge Light Up Night Ushers in Holiday Season 'Winter Carnival' Raises Money for Moon Firefighters Food Pantry Hosts Christmas Dinner for Moon-Area Clients Anonymous 'Kmart Angels' Pay Layaway Orders in Moon Christmas Perspective with Emmet Otter Moon Physicians Send Colorful Christmas Cards Christmas in Moon: What's Open, What's Closed?
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Sunday, December 25, 2011
So Santa —or someone who loves you a lot—brought you a new Smartphone, iPad or tablet for the holidays. Your next step? Go to www.patch.com/mobile and install the Patch app to keep up with and contribute to all the news and conversation in your hometown. Don't forget to share your own photos and video with Patch for your community to enjoy! Patch for iPhone keeps you connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in your neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep you and your neighbors engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Patch’s useful features help you to: Or save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the for easy offline access. Customer opinions …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Columnist Gab Bonesso gets a little blue this time of year, and Jim Henson helps out.
I can’t believe Christmas is actually here. I knew it was coming all month, but BAM. It’s in my face, and I still have some last minute shopping to do. As I head out the door to mingle with all the other last-minute losers, I hear on the news there was a robbery at the Mall at Robinson, where I shop. Joy to the world. Don’t get me wrong. I truly do love celebrating Christmas and New Year's Day. Some of my favorite moments have occurred during the holidays. Unfortunately the holidays also hold some of my darkest memories. Eleven years ago during the holiday season, my father was in our house, bed-ridden and dying from cancer. It is a feeling and an image that, even after all this time, I still can’t shake come Christmas time. I don’t want…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed this holiday weekend.
Is everyone ready for Christmas? Patch takes a look at area businesses to find out where you can get your necessities during the holidays. Moon Township offices closed at noon on Thursday and will re-open for normal business hours on Tuesday. The Moon Township Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Eve. The libary will be closed Christmas Day but will be open for normal hours Monday. The Moon Area School District is closed for winter break from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3. Giant Eagle will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day. Kuhn's Market will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day. Coraopolis Cash Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on …