Murrysville area: cleanup week, youth fishing tournament, more

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Municipal cleanup week begins April 25

Murrysville Cleanup Week will take place April 25-30. Residents can receive passes to bring items to the Valley Landfill, 6015 Pleasant Valley Road, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. all week and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 30.

Passes will be available until April 29 at the reception of the Murrysville Municipal Building, 4100 Sardis Road.

The prayer group meets weekly

The Murrysville-area Moms in Prayer group, a gathering of non-denominational Christian women, meets Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville.

The group prays for students, teachers, administrators, school board members and staff in surrounding school districts.

It is also planned to start an evening meeting. The church is at 3202 Hills Church Road.

To learn more, visit MomsInPrayer.org or call 724-420-4036 or email [email protected]

The MERC will organize meeting sessions with the candidates

The Republican Export Committee of Murrysville will host “Meet the Candidates” at 7 p.m., April 5 at Lamplighter in Salem.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate, the new 12th congressional district, governor and lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania were invited to speak.

Refreshments will be offered. Participation is free, but donations will be accepted. Please plan to arrive before 6:30 p.m.

The Lamplighter is at 6566 William Penn Highway.

The speaker will discuss palliative care versus palliative care

The Boomers and Beyond Speaker Series at Mother of Sorrows Parish in Murrysville will host speaker Cheryl Aughton, director of marketing at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, at its April 19 session.

Aughton will discuss the differences between hospice and palliative care and the different types of assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care communities that are available in the region.

The presentation will be at 11:30 a.m., April 19, in the church social hall, 4202 Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville.

Sessions are free and open to the public. Participants can bring a lunch bag. Drinks are provided.

Heritage Trail Easter Animal Photo Op

The Murrysville Recreation Department will be hosting an Easter Pet Photo Op from 10 a.m. to noon on April 9 at the Westmoreland Heritage Trail Visitor Center on Route 22.

The event is free, but donations to Pet Friends Animal Rescue in Irwin will be requested. Walker’s Pet Ho-Tail staff will be providing pet treat bags while supplies last.

For more information, call 724-327-2100, ext. 131.

Free fishing tournament planned in Murrysville

The Rotary Club of Murrysville-Export’s annual Joey Gombosh Fishing Derby will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 2 at Townsend Park in Murrysville.

The tournament is free for children up to 15 years old. Participation is free and no fishing license is required.

The park is on Townsend Park Court. The derby will take place at the pond, in the lower part of the park.

Release of Recreation Program Guide

The Murrysville Recreation Department has released its annual program guide, which is available online at MurrysvillePA Recreation.com.

The guide includes information on spring and summer programs at all city parks, as well as dates for Townsend’s Tuesday Summer Concert Series, nature programs and more.

Upcoming public meetings

• Franklin Regional School Board Committee of the Whole meeting (without a vote), 7:30 pm April 4 at the Murrysville Municipal Building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are streamed live on local access channel Comcast 19 and archived on the district’s YouTube page.

• Export Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 5 at Borough Building, 5821 Washington Ave. Agenda posted in advance on ExportPensylvania.com.

• Murrysville council meeting, 7 pm on April 6 at the municipal building. Meetings are broadcast live on local access channel Comcast 19 and streamed live on Murrysville.com, where an agenda is also available.

• Council of Delmont, 7 pm, April 12 at the Borough building, 77 Greensburg Street. Agenda posted in advance on DelmontBoro.com.

Patrick Varine is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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