Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership expects more than 400,000 people to jam Downtown on Friday night as Light Up Night coincides with a Penguins game, WPIAL championships at Heinz Field and a crowded Petersen Events Center in Oakland likely triggering traffic headaches and a parking shortage.
The Andy Warhol Bridge will close at 9 a.m.; the Roberto Clemente Bridge will close at 10 a.m., both remaining closed until midnight. A host of roads Downtown will close in the afternoon.
“With Light Up Night, we encourage people to use public transportation. People can look at parking on the North Shore and taking T,” said Leigh White, vice president of marketing and communications for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
“There’s a lot of different, good options like parking at Station Square. People can come in early and have dinner, and it’s a great day to take in other things around town.”
A wave of gun violence around the city and the possibility of unrest here stemming from events in Ferguson, Mo., have Pittsburgh police ramping up staffing and training in time for Light Up Night on Friday, when hundreds of thousands of people will converge on Downtown.
Pittsburgh police acting Chief Cameron McLay said Wednesday he plans to put patrol officers on 12-hour shifts to handle whatever arises in the next two weeks. He noted the recent escalation in deadly shootings in city neighborhoods and the impending announcement of whether a police officer will be indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Missouri.
“Quite frankly, it’s an opportunity to get my officers out and more engaged with the public,” McLay said at a news conference at police headquarters in the North Side. “To me, there are no wasted resources when I’m calling extra bodies in early. If everything is going well, it’s a great chance for my officers to celebrate with the community.”
Brandi Fisher, president of the Alliance for Police Accountability, said she spoke with McLay by phone Wednesday about the potential for a local response to a grand jury decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson.
Green Lane, PA – Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft programs on Sunday November 16, 2014 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
At 10:00am join the staff for a “Pine Cone Wreath” workshop. Wreaths will be pre-made by the staff,
but participants can create their own masterpiece by decorating with local nuts, pods, and seeds.
At 1:00pm join the staff for a “Holiday Centerpiece” workshop. Make a beautiful centerpiece for the
holiday table using local cones, nuts, and pods.
Both workshops are suitable for ages 12 to adult. There is an $8.00 materials fee per person per
workshop. If possible, please bring a hot-glue gun. If not, there are several loaners to borrow.
Preregistration is required. Please call 215-234-4528 to preregister. Participants are welcome to sign
up for one or both workshops.
For information, please contact Kevin Crilley, Environmental Educator, Region II, Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure, Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, at 215-234-4528 or via email email@example.com.
Green Lane Park is located at 2144 Snyder Road in Green Lane, PA 18054. Visit Green Lane Park
online at http://www.montcopa.org/greenlanepark.
Artisans Studio Tour and Sale
7 Studios and 28 artists
Purchase that unique, hand crafted gift that will be cherished for years to come.
Rare and Beautiful Gifts!
November 15 and 16, 2014
Studios open 10am. to 5pm.
Meet the artists. Choose from fibers, glass, leather, jewelry, pottery, wood and mosaic.
Enjoy the tour and find the perfect gifts for impressing friends and family this Holiday!!
Experience the joy of holiday shopping!
for studio directions and details.
Ticket and Room Packages for New Year’s Eve
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND A HOTEL REPRESENTATIVE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL TO CONFIRM PACKAGE.
General Admission Ticket – $20 ( available soon )
Package info: All packages include ticket (tickets) to the show.
Single person for Buffet and Open Bar – $65
Per couple packages :
Couple for Buffet and Open Bar – $100
Classic Room and Buffet / Open Bar- $200
Executive Suite Room and Buffet / Open Bar – $235
2 room Suite and Buffet / Open Bar – $270
Jacuzzi Suite and Buffet / Open Bar – $300
The 2014 Pottstown Halloween Parade will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm on High Street.
POTTSTOWN, PA — In this town, the axiom is simple, ask and you will receive.
Just two days after announcing another $4,000 is needed to put on the Pottstown Halloween Parade, $2,600 in donations and pledges have been received.
The parade — co-sponsored by the Pottstown Rotary Club, AMBUCS and the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department — requires about $4,700 to stage each year, primarily to pay the costs of police protection.
Memorial Day weekend dance-a-THON. Check out Pottstown School District’s Save the Lights website. 50 couples needed to dance. $500 cash prize to the couple who spends the most time on the dance floor. Registration before May 14. Ages 9th grade to 100 years or older may register.
For more information, click here: http://www.pottstownschools.com/pottstown/In%20the%20Spotlight/Save%20the%20Lights%20dance%20marathon%20set%20for%20Memorial%20Day%20weekend,%20Mercury%205-6-14.html/_top
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A Sunnybrook New Year’s Eve Celebration with Amanda Carr and the Swingin’ Smooth Sounds of the SunnyBrook Dance Band. Tickets are $50.
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May your holiday be filled with family, laughter and love.
Stay warm and safe.
Tim and Katie Macrina of Wyomissing can finally mail their Christmas cards.
The ABC-TV crew came to their door weeks ago to let them know they’d won $50,000 on the network’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” a five-episode series. In each episode, four families battle to create the best Christmas lights display for a prize of $50,000.
The Macrinas couldn’t leave the news off their Christmas cards, but were sworn to secrecy until the show aired Monday night.
“Tim sent them out today,” Katie, 35, said Monday night.
The best selection of trees are still available for purchase at the MOSAIC Community Garden! Prices range from $20-$40. Garden committee members are available to assist you with the purchase of your tree by appointment all weekend long! A beautiful, locally-grown tree it right at your fingertips! Please take advantage of this great offer. Contact Laura Washington at (484) 300-2410 to arrange an appointment or to find out more!