Friday, May 3, 2013
Award presented in Hershey for township's efforts to communicate with residents.
Moon Township has won the 22nd annual Outstanding Citizen Communication Award from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors for its exceptional efforts to communicate with residents. The award was presented at the association's 91st annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey in April. The conference attracted attendees from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships. The association presents the award each year as part of its annual Township Citizen Communication Contest to recognize one township for its overall achievement and commitment to citizen communication. Moon Township also placed first in the Electronic Newsletters category for its “Moon Township Monthly” email update, …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Moon public access channel will open its airwaves to Pittsburgh-area nonprofit organizations.
Moon Community Access Television will offer free airtime to Pittsburgh-area nonprofits on March 15th and 16th as a part of its annual Public Awareness Weekend. The public access channel will air a day's-worth of programming focused on Pittsburgh-area nonprofits, said Moon communications director Alexis Sergeant. Organizations can take part in 30-minute interview segments, where they will have the chance to discuss their cause and encourage Moon-area community members to get involved. The broadcast airs from noon to 9 p.m. March 15th and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 16th. MCA-TV airs on Comcast channel 14 and Verizon channel 35. Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, Sergeant said. Contact MCA-TV at 412.269.1191 or …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Groups interested in participating can now contact MCA-TV about joining the annual broadcast.
Moon Community Access Television will host its 12th-annual public awareness weekend this spring, according to a township announcement. No date has been set for the two-day, 20-hour event, which features broadcasts from Pittsburgh-area nonprofits, but groups looking to participate can sign up now. Organizations from across the region will have the opportunity to speak for 30-minute segments, educating viewers about their cause and encouraging others to take part. Interested nonprofits can sign up by contacting township communications director Alexis Sergeant at email@example.com or by calling the station's office at 412-269-1911. Air time is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Local leaders film a public service announcement in Moon.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, August 10, 2012
Moon Community Access Television on Tuesday previewed a 30-second public service announcement for the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation. The ad spot will soon air regularly on MCA-TV and be sent to public television stations throughout the region. Jerry Keller, a member of the Crescent Township Board of Commissioners and member of the foundation, worked with the television studio to create the advertisment. Five area children also have roles in the commercial. The announcement encourages public awareness of the foundation, which provides assistance to injured police and the families of police killed in the line of duty. In recent years, Western Pennsylvania has suffered the tragic loss of several of our fine officers as …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Winners were featured last weekend at the Fourth Film Festival.
Three film makers were chosen over a field of 43 independent film submissions during the MCA-TV Film Festival held last Saturday and Sunday. According to Alexis Sergeant, communications director, the submissions were from various genres including comedy, fantasy, animation, musical, dram, horror and post-apocalyptic. The films varied in length from full-length films and documentaries to shorts. The Film Festival was created and is coordinated by MCA-TV’s Assistant Director, Ryan McAfee, to showcase the work of local filmmakers. This is the fourth festival in five years. Sergeant said a five-judge panel was made up of two local professors from Robert Morris University as well as other local film buffs, each of whom evaluated the 43 films …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
MCA-TV will show movies made by aspiring filmmakers.
Moon Township's public access television station will broadcast the works of aspiring filmmakers this weekend. A total of 43 independent films will air on MCA-TV, which broadcasts on Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOS channel 35. The movie marathon includes films that range in genre from horror and comedy to musicals. A panel of five judges will award a cash prize to the weekend's top independent film. The winner will be announced after this weekend's move line-up concludes. Click here for more on the film fest. Will you be catching any of the film fest? Name your favorite entries in the comments below.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The township's public access channel will host its regular film festival.
MCA-TV assistant director Ryan McAffee said the township's public access channel will air the works of aspiring filmmakers during the station's summer film festival. The station is now accepting entries for its fourth film fest, which will award cash prizes to three filmmakers whose entries impress a panel of local film buffs. "I sort of started as a way for college filmmakers to showcase their projects," McAffee said. "A lot of times film students will work on a piece for a final project, but after they show it to their professor it gets basically shelved. This gives them an outlet." The festival is open to the public, and McAffee said he hopes to see viral-inspired works in this year's film line-up. "Anyone can submit," he said. "I …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The public access channel will feature programming about Moon-area nonprofit organizations.
Moon Community Access Television this month will spotlight more than 30 nonprofit organizations as a part of its annual Public Awareness Weekend. The event will air live from 1-9 p.m. March 23 on MCA-TV and continue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 24. Programming will focus on area nonprofit organizations and the services they provide to Moon Township and surrounding communities. The event will feature live interviews with organizations ranging from the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania to the Beaver County Humane Society. More than 30 organizations are slated to take part in the event. This year marks MCA-TV's 14th year conducting its Public Awareness Weekend. “[Public Awareness Weekend] provides an outlet for nonprofits to …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Linda Francis has taught healthy living to Moon residents for more than two decades.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Never underestimate the power of exercise, said Linda Francis. The 64-year-old Moon resident has spent more that two decades promoting healthy living to the community via her long-running fitness show on MCA-TV, Senior Workout. "It's really important for [senior citizens] to keep their balance and to build strong muscles, and it wards off dementia and depression," Francis said. Francis began her show in 1985 after a member of the Moon Board of Supervisors told Francis that her local workout classes might be a good fit for the then-fledgling MCA-TV. Francis taught fitness courses at Robert Morris University, and her aerobic workouts were decidedly high-impact. Soon, Francis slowed the pace of her routines to better suit the Moon-area …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Check back with Patch for coverage!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Election polls throughout Allegheny County are now closed, marking the end of today's municipal election. Residents can watch a live broadcast of Moon-area results on Moon Community Access Television at 10 p.m. The cable access channel can be found on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 35. The station will air results from the Moon Area School Board and Moon Township Board of Supervisors races. Check back with Patch later this evening and first-thing tomorrow for results and reaction.