Thursday, February 14, 2013
The fire department kicks off its annual fundraiser.
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department on Friday will kick off its annual fish fry for the Lenten season. The fish fry, run by firefighters and volunteers, will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 pm. each Friday of the Lenten season, wrapping up March 29, at the Moon Township Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. The event serves as one of the fire department's largest yearly fundraisers. All food on the menu is available for order-in or take-out. St. Malachy, Forest Grove Road, Kennedy. St. Joseph's, Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis. St. James, Walnut Street, Sewickley. Know of any other local fish fry events this Lent? Share them with us in the comments.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The annual car cruise takes place at Moon Park.
Car buffs will have the chance to peruse Moon Park on Sunday during the township's annual car cruise. The event, which serves as one of the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department's largest annual fundraisers, will feature a variety of classic cars from across the region. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Ewing Road. Food and entertainment are available. All proceeds benefit the fire company. Log back in with Patch for coverage.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The fire causes power outages in homes near Wessex Hills Drive.
Moon fire crews said a transformer blowout on Wessex Hills Drive knocked out power for homes in the neighborhood. Gary Barone, public safety officer with the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department, said no one was injured when the transformer caught on fire after 9 p.m. Duquesne Light crews arrived on the street shortly before 10 p.m. to restore power to the neighborhood's homes. When emergency crews arrived the transformer was fully engulfed in flames, according to scanner reports. Barone said it was unclear what caused the transformer to catch on fire. "It could have been people using their air conditioning," he said. "It blew up on its own."
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The township will invest more than $200,000 to meet new FCC regulations.
Moon Township public safety departments will invest more than $200,000 this year to update radio and transmitter systems to comply with new Federal Communications Department regulations. Public safety and business land radio systems across the country must reduce their broadcasting bandwidth to comply with new FCC standards by Jan 1. "It's being done throughout the nation, and it's basically the result of additional people needing [broadcast] frequencies," said Moon Township Manager Jeanne Creese. "The practical purpose of this is that we need to replace and upgrade radios in buildings, portable and in vehicles." The FCC initiated the process, known as narrow banding, nearly two decades go to ensure that there is more broadcasting …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Three people were taken to an area hospital after suffering minor injuries.
Three people were injured just before noon today after a two-vehicle crash on International Drive. One man sustained a minor head injury after his Hyundai Sonata collided with a Honda Civic as the vehicles exited westbound off International Drive onto Interstate 376 West. The man was transported to Heritage Valley Sewickley following the crash. Two women in the Honda were also taken to Heritage Valley after complaining of chest pains. Moon Police Cpl. Ray Gallagher said emergency officials at first thought they would have to extricate a female passenger from the Honda, but instead were able to slide her out of a door. The intersection is now open to motorists.
Monday, January 16, 2012
House sustains heavy smoke damage in early morning fire near J.H. Brooks Elementary.
Moon Police said one man was treated for smoke inhalation early this morning after a house fire at 1731 Hassam Road. Moon Officer David Stitch said James Dermitt, 45, was found sitting in the yard after a FedEx delivery man called 911 to report the blaze. He said the cause of the fire was not known. Dermitt was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire. Stitch said the home sustained heavy smoke damage and was not inhabitable. He said family members are assisting Dermitt. Emergency personnel reported to the home near J.H. Brooks Elementary shortly after 8 a.m. and remained there for much of the morning. Property records show John Eichenmuller and Barbara Dermitt of Mars own the home…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Get in the Christmas spirit at Saturday community events in the township.
Moon residents can ring in the holiday season early this weekend alongside the Moon Garden Club and Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. The township fire department’s ladies auxiliary will hold its fourth annual Christmas carnival Saturday as a fundraiser for the department. The family event, which will feature games, prizes and Santa Claus, begins at 11 a.m. at the Moon Public Safety Building on Beaver Grade Road. Earlier in the day, the Moon Garden Club will help residents deck their halls with its annual Greens and Things Holiday Sale. The event gets underway at 9 a.m. at the Robin Hill Center on Thorn Run Road. Wreaths, centerpieces and seasonal decorations crafted from fresh and dried materials will be available. …