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Choosing High Quality Childcare

October 2, 10AM -12PM - Come learn how to choose high quality childcare. Early childhood education is constantly evolving, and the early education community is placing greater emphasis on teacher qualifications and research-based practices than ever before. At the same time, centers still vary greatly in staff preparation, beliefs about learning, and richness of learning environments. We'll explore some of the characteristics and markers of program quality so you will leave feeling more confident in choosing the center that is right for your child. Cost is $25 per family. Register at WSCC at www.wsccpgh.org.

Nine Mile Run Watershed Association Fall Events 2016

Swissvale Farmer's Market

The Swissvale Farmers Market has moved to the fully paved lot behind Dickson School (7301 Schoyer Avenue). Market hours are every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Visit this great public market, voted Best Farmer's Market in Pittsburgh on the A-List, weekly for fresh produce, cut flowers, kettle corn, pasta, baked goods, crafts, art, and so much more! The market accepts EBT/SNAP benefits, and, in the new location behind Dickson, is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible. For the latest information about products, vendors, and special events at the market, find the Swissvale Farmers Market on Facebook.

Luminary Pre-Sale!
Now available at the Farmer's Market! Luminary Kits will be offered for $10 to light up our town on December 24. Kits include 10 bags and candles plus sand. This year pre-sales will be available in September and October at the Farmer's Market and pick-up will be at the Night of Lights on December 3. All proceeds benefit Swissvale Community projects inlcuding the Food Pantry.

Library Happenings

Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale - 1800 Monongahela Ave

September is "Love Your Library" Month
This campaign encourages residents to show their library love by investing in them. All contributions to the Swissvale Library made in the month of September will be matched!

Save The Date! Upcoming events:

October 2 - 10 AM to Noon - Choosing High Quality Childcare Workshop at WSCC ( 7694 Charleston St)
October 7 - Fall Fish Fryday - call 412-271-8787 to order.
October 7 - 8 - Reconnect 2016 - Reconnecting with Nature through Art at WSCC ( 7694 Charleston St)
October 8 - 9AM - Community Clean Up Day - Meet at GoodFellas
October 8 - Craft Fair/Flea Market/Soup Sale at Swissvale Pres (1825 Monongahela Ave)
October 8 - 9 AM to 2 PM - Community Blood Drive at Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church (241 Homestead)
October 9-15 - Fire Prevention Week
October 15 - Oktoberfest at Word of God Perish (7447 McClure Ave)
October 15 - 9 AM to 3 PM - Building Healthy Relationships Workshop at Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church (241 Homestead).
October 29 - Noon - 22nd Annual Halloween Parade starting at Roslyn St and Woodstock Ave.
October 31 - 4 PM to 6 PM - Pumpkin Palooza at CityReach Church - Swissvale. 
October 31 - 6 PM to 8 PM - Trick-or-Treating
November 4 - Fall Fish Fryday - call 412-271-8787 to order.
November 6 - Daylight Savings Ends - Change your clocks and your smoke detector batteries.
November 8 - Election Day - Get out and VOTE!
November 12 - 9 AM - Community Clean Up Day - Meet at GoodFellas
November 19 - Thanksgiving Dinner and Coat Giveaway
December 3 - Night of Lights

Street Sweeping Notice

Street Sweeping will begin on Monday, April 11, 2016 and continue daily through October 28, 2016, weather permitting.  All vehicles must be removed from the street between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on your designated street sweeping day.  Signs are posted in each neighborhood stating which day street sweeping will occur. Police will be going around the first two weeks giving out warnings.  Vehicles that are not moved will be ticketed starting April 25, 2016.  If you are unsure what day street sweeping occurs in your neighborhood, please contact the Department of Public Works at (412) 271-0350.

Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program - LIMITED TIME OFFER

2016 SYBS FACT SHEET 6-14-16.pdf

For a limited time only, the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties for side yards to an owner-occupied primary residence or blighted structure remediation at a reduced cost to the applicant. Under the 2016 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, we will waive our standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants for a side yard to their primary residence and applicants proposing to demolish a blighted structure. We will reduce the fee to $1,400 for applicants proposing to rehabilitate a blighted structure. All applicants will also be responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit, and closing costs. The application, which contains additional details about the Program guidelines, can be accessed at our website:



Visit www.swissvalepacommercialproperties.com to find a list of available commercial real estate for rent and sale.

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