Saturday, April 20, 2013
The fun event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. April 21.
Robin Hill Park is the site of Moon Township's Earth Day Sunday (April 21) from 1 to 3 p.m. The event features many interactive exhibits and activities offered by Montour Watershed, Climbing Wall, National Aviary, West Hills Girl Scouts and others. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 200 kids. Sponsors include Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Moon Township Municipal Authority, Giant Eagle and Walgreens. For details, see the Moon Parks and Recreation website. ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get our email newsletter
Friday, April 5, 2013
Moon Township supervisors approve the hire of the former assistant director of the department.
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors hired Lance Welliver to the position of director of the Moon Township Parks and Recreation Department. Welliver formerly served as the department's assistant director. He has served as interim director since the departure of former director Dana Kasler, who resigned in November 2012. Amy Ottaviani has also been hired to the position of assistant director, replacing Welliver in the role. Assistant township manager Jeff Ziegler recommended both hires to supervisors. Welliver was hired at a salary of $66,301.82; Ottaviani was hired at a salary of $60,728.88. Both hires were approved in a 5-to-0 vote Wednesday.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The township appoints former assistant director Lance Welliver as interim director of the parks
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors has appointed the assistant director of Moon Parks to head the department on an interim basis. Lance Welliver, who has worked in the Moon Township Parks and Recreation Department since 2009, will replace outgoing parks director Dana Kasler until a permanent hire is made. Supervisors approved Welliver's new appointment during their Oct. 29 meeting. His annual salary is $61,302.82. No permanent replacement for Kasler has yet been named, said township spokeswoman Alexis Sergeant. Kasler, who has been employed with the township since 2000, accepted a position in Lee County, Florida. His final day of work in the township is Nov. 7, Sergeant said.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The longtime township official will mark his last day with the Moon Parks Department on Nov.
Dana Kasler will resign next month from his position as Moon Township's director of Parks and Recreation. Kasler, who served in the role for 12 years, said he has accepted a position as deputy director of parks and recreation for Lee County, FL, in the the Fort Myers metro area. "I'll miss the people I work with," Kasler said. "We're one big family here. When you're working 60 hours a week for the township, sometimes you see them more than your real family. My kids have grown up with them. So they're family to them too." No replacement for the position has been named. Kasler said he has worked in the parks and recreation field for more than 25 years. Kasler said he will focus on transitioning out of the department in his final weeks on…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Patch gives you a look ahead at what's going on in our area for the week of July 30.
Fiddle and Rocks Strings Music workshop Moon Parks & Recreation will host its Fiddle and Rock Strings Music Workshops for children ages 10-18 on Monday at 1:00 to 4 p.m. Taught by well-known local violinist Steven Vance, the workshops are held at the Robin Hill Center. Cost is $25 for Moon residents, $30 for non-residents. This workshop is an introduction to fiddle styles by teaching shuffle bowing and double stopping. Participants will learn a few tunes that they will be able to go home and play that night. Paricipants should have at least two years of violin, viola or cello experience is required. Please bring your own instrument. Animatronics Camp for children sponsored by Robert Morris University starts on Monday Animatronics is the…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Moon Township Parks & Recreation utilizes donated mansion for programming and events.
Mary Nimick was a nature lover – one only needs to see the late Moon Township resident’s family estate to know that fact. It was her desire that her 24-room home and 53 acre estate remain intact and as a nature lover’s oasis, so she left the property to Moon Township when she died in 1971. Since that time, the township has owned the house, the carriage house in the front of the property and the property. Today, Moon Parks & Recreation uses the building - located at Robin Hill Park - as their indoor facility for programming, according to Lance Welliver, assistant director. “This is a gem for us, a hidden treasure,” he said. As Welliver explained, the home itself sits off Thorne Run Road in the park, often unnoticed from the road and …
Friday, May 25, 2012
After more than a year of fundraising, residents in the Bon Meade neighborhood unveiled its new playlot for area children.
Residents in Moon Township's Bon Meade neighborhood opened a new playlot earlier this week during a ribbon cutting ceremony. A neighborhood committee formed last year to raise money for new play equipment. In March 2011, the township Board of Supervisors agreed to match up to $30,000 in funding for the play area. Residents told Patch that they hoped to make the the neighborhood playlot safer and more suitable to children in all age groups. Dana Kasler, director of Moon's Parks and Recreation department, said the equipment was installed earlier this month.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The township plans to open a waterfront park along the Ohio River.
Moon residents are invited to attend a forum May 15 to learn more about plans for a 17-acre township waterfront park. The park will serve as a public-access point to boaters and fishers and provide a waterfront stop on the Ohio Trail. The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at the Moon Municipal Building. Residents will have a chance to review initial findings related to the condition of the park's planned site. The park's master planning effort is expected to be completed by winter, township Communications Director Alexis Sergeant said in a statement. In 2010, the township received a $30,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the project. DCNR agreed to match up to $60,000 in …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The township will hold its annual Earth Day festival Sunday at Robin Hill Park.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Friday, April 20, 2012
Moon Parks and Recreation will host its annual Earth Day celebration Sunday at Robin Hill Park. The first 200 children in attendance will receive free T-shirts. The event, held from 1 to 3 p.m. outside of the Robin Hill Center on Thorn Run Road, features exhibits and a climbing wall. The National Aviary, Montour Watershed and Bayer Corporation will be attendance at the event. Last year's township Earth Day celebration drew more than 400 people. Check back with Patch for coverage.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The group hopes to raise $30,000 to purchase new playground equipment for kids.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jenna Staul
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Residents in the Bon Meade housing plan last night held a community Chinese auction at Hoss's Steak & Seahouse to raise money for a new neighborhood playground. Volunteers who organized the effort said local companies, including Diane Cleaners and Kips Ice Cream, donated items for the fundraiser. The committee's goal is to raise $30,000 for Bon Meade playground equipment and improvements. In March, the Moon Board of Supervisors agreed to match up to $30,000 for the project. The township's Department of Parks and Recreation will assist with refurbishing the lot. The committee hopes to add a play structure for 2- to 5-year-olds and an additional play structure for 5- to 12-year-olds. The committee also would like to add a couple of slides …