Thursday, September 30, 2010

Way to Go Lebo!

Magazine calls Mt. Lebanon 1 of 25 'coolest suburbs' in U.S.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The editors of Travel + Leisure have named Mt. Lebanon among the 25 "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit." The article, out this month, includes a picture of the facade of Washington Road's Uptown Coffee.
A quote from the article in Travel: "Part of this town's allure is the friendly vibe and proximity to Downtown Pittsburgh, six miles away . . . Social life bustles along Washington Road, where you'll find requisite boutiques and bistro-style dining options as well as specialty purveyors like Dinardo's Candy."
Travel + Leisure's Executive Editor, Rich Beattie, said the editorial team was looking for towns that are "attractive to people under 40, to singles and to couples not necessarily looking to raise a family." They had several criteria, including: A dynamic, walkable downtown, flourishing local restaurants that appeal to foodies, an established nightlife/bar scene and worthy cultural attractions.
Among the other notable communities are Evanston, Ill., La Jolla, Calif. and The Woodlands, Texas.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ditch the Drugs!!

Mt. Lebanon: hazardous waste to be collected
By staff reports, TRIBUNE-REVIEW Thursday, September 9, 2010
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The Southwestern Pa. Household Hazardous Waste Task Force is partnering with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to host a collection of unwanted pharmaceuticals (prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road.
Residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted or expired pharmaceutical products, including both controlled and non-controlled substances. A licensed contractor, law enforcement officials and licensed pharmacists will be on hand to ensure all materials collected are handled in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Charges Filed in Fatal Mt. Lebanon Accident

Police: Toxicology Test Results Show Driver Had Marijuana In System MT. LEBANON (KDKA) ―

Thursday, September 02, 2010
By Kaitlynn Riely, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRead more:

Authorities have filed new charges against a driver in connection to a pedestrian accident that killed a mother in Mt. Lebanon.Lisa Styles, 36, of Mt. Lebanon, was jogging with her 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter in a double stroller when she was struck and killed by an SUV at the intersection Washington and Beadling Roads back in June.According to investigators, 20-year-old Benjamin Cope allegedly went through a stop sign and hit Styles.Initially, police charged him with DUI. That charge was withdrawn in order to file new charges against him which include homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.Mt. Lebanon police say toxicology test results show Cope had marijuana in his system at the time of the crash.A warrant has been issued for Cope's arrest. Police say Cope's attorney is arranging for his client to turn himself in to authorities.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Citizens Fire Academy

Sign up for the Citizens Fire Academy. Series of free classes runs Thursdays from 7 to 10, Sept. 9-Oct. 21. You’ll get to don your own fire gear, learn how to put out fires and use the jaws of life. You’ll also get to ride along with firefighters on real calls. Register at 412-343-3402 or