The holiday-season festival, held last in 1997, marks its return Saturday in downtown Coraopolis.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Have a home in disarray? Two Moon women have spearheaded a business to help you get it together.
Hollie Polen said the idea came to her about a year ago when she was in between jobs. "I was going through and organizing things for my family and I thought, 'I love doing this so much that I should get paid for it,'" she said. So Polen and friend Janelle Biemel, both of Moon Township, decided to turn their knack for keeping things tidy into a new business called Orderly, Detailed and Creative Organizing & Consulting—O.C.D. Organizing for short. Armed with an eye for keeping things organized, the 1999 Moon Area High School grads launched the business weeks ago. Their services are simple: Have a cluttered closet or home office in disarray? O.C.D. Organizing wants to help you get it together. "We'll organize anything and everything," …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The community hopes patrons will eat, shop and celebrate in Coraopolis' downtown district this Saturday.
It's a chance to showcase the Coraopolis business district, said Cara Lindberg Mason, of the Coraopolis Community Development Foundation. For the first time since 1997, the borough will host "Celebrate Coraopolis"—a daylong festival on Dec. 1 that invites the public to eat, shop and browse in Coraopolis' downtown. Businesses in the community will open their doors to the public for the Christmas celebration, organized by the community foundation. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Our businesses have a lot to offer and this sort of links people in the community to their area businesses," Lindberg Mason said of the event. The festival will feature children's events at the Coraopolis V.F.W. Keith-Holmes Post, and a breakfast and…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Township officials hope to gather input from residents on Moon's future growth.
Lynn Kirkpatrick, owner of the Village Shoppe boutique on Thorn Run Road, said she worries potential customers may too readily travel to Robinson Township. She said Moon’s scattershot business district and lack of a town square drives shoppers away from the township. Instead, she said, they spend their money in nearby communities, where they find a larger selection of corporate retail stores and eateries. “We’re pushing people to shop outside of the Moon area,” said Kirkpatrick, who has owned the Village Shoppe for 22 years. “If that continues, [Moon small businesses] will be gone eventually.” Kirkpatrick on Nov. 8 received Moon Township’s comprehensive plan survey in the mail. Opinions gathered from that survey, administered by the …