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Tarentum, PA

Farmers' Market returns to Tarentum on August 4

The market will be open on Labor Day for a few hours so working people who have the holiday off will be able to go by and check it out.  (Aug 25, 2008 | post #3)

Tarentum, PA

some people just dont care

Where did you see this, joe? I can't make out what is in the fountain.  (Jul 21, 2008 | post #1)

Tarentum, PA

Run, Tom, Run

If you want to get your "Run, Tom, Run" T-shirt, go to http://www.cafepre ss.com/runtomrun.  (Jul 21, 2008 | post #2)

Tarentum, PA

Restaurants to open in Tarentum and Lower Burrell

I just came home from dinner at Villa Ballanca, which lately has become one of my favorite places to eat in Lower Burrell. I particularly like the fact that the menu offers such a variety. There is a good selection of inexpensive meals as well as a number of choices for more sophisticated dining.  (Jul 17, 2008 | post #8)

Tarentum, PA

Run, Tom, Run

I appreciate roboblogger picking up my blog post about a fundraising effort for a Tarentum resident who is recovering from a stroke. But the poor robot appears to be unable to discern the difference between the content of the specific blog post and the header text at the top of the whole blog.  (Jul 17, 2008 | post #1)

New Kensington, PA

'Balla Base' debuts in New Ken

They also would like to run away when subjected to so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques".  (Apr 10, 2008 | post #4)

Tarentum, PA

Charges dismissed against woman who kept hundreds of cats...

I can understand how that might have made sense to you. But leaving holes open on one's property does create the risk that a visitor or trespasser might fall in. Not everybody is ready to assume that liability.  (Apr 6, 2008 | post #11)

Tarentum, PA

Charges dismissed against woman who kept hundreds of cats...

She might have been storing the carcasses for burial when it would be easier to dig a burial pit.  (Apr 6, 2008 | post #8)

Tarentum, PA

Charges dismissed against woman who kept hundreds of cats...

It is unfortunate that people are jumping to the conclusion that she in fact mistreated animals before she has her day in court. It seems that the conclusion may have been reached solely on the fact that some animals were not well. The SPCA and the DA together did not draft charges with enough specificity to convict anyone on the first go around. They say they plan to re-file. Let them. Until there is an actual hearing with actual evidence of wrongdoing presented, I'm ready to hold off on reaching conclusions about what happened.  (Apr 4, 2008 | post #6)

New Kensington, PA

Cross on the hill

The history of it is told on the website for the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches at this link: http://www.avaoc.o rg/main/index.php? module=pagemaster &PAGE_user_op= view_page&PAGE _id=17&MMN_pos ition=17:12. AVAC maintains the cross on the hill.  (Apr 1, 2008 | post #2)

New Kensington, PA

'Balla Base' debuts in New Ken

I wonder if this product includes an ignition interlock feature to ensure that the patrol car cannot be operated while a human being is chained to its exterior.  (Apr 1, 2008 | post #1)

US Senate

Obama: Constitution stained by 'sin of slavery'

Alex, take a look at Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1, the provision that protected the right to continue to participate in the slave trade in the states that allowed it. If that is not condoning slavery, I don't know what is.  (Mar 21, 2008 | post #3191)

US Senate

Obama: Constitution stained by 'sin of slavery'

In my opinion the stain of sin in the Constitution is not about the attitudes held by many or some at the time the document was written, but rather in compromise offered in the language of Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1: "The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person." The fact that Congress did prohibit the slave trade as soon as it became constitutional to do so does not fully excuse the fact that the slave trade itself was allowed to continue for that time. "In order to form a more perfect union" the Founding Fathers made a deal with the devil.  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #2854)

Tarentum, PA

Raid Of Pa. No-Kill Shelter Finds 700 Cats, Many Of Them ...

I agree with you shelters need to be run properly. In time we will find out whether the Tiger Ranch was actually as bad as they say. It is interesting that already actual number of cats found there has had to be revised downward from the initial claims of 700.  (Mar 20, 2008 | post #2)

Tarentum, PA

Tarentum Borough Council to deal with trash, trucks, and ...

<p>Chele, I would suggest that you call the Borough Office and ask them whether there is a noise ordinance that governs things like this.</p> <p>If you can't get an answer from the office, contact the Borough Council Representative(s) for your ward. Do you know which ward you are in?</p> <p>I understand how annoying it is to be awakened so regularly at 4AM. I once lived somewhere that had garbage pickups three days a week at about 4AM. My solution at the time was to go to bed earlier.</p>  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #2)

Q & A with parkbench

Headline:

My park bench just got bigger!

Hometown:

Lower Burrell, PA

Neighborhood:

Lower Burrell, PA

Local Favorites:

Gatto Cycle Diner, Steel City Grill House

I Belong To:

Jesus Christ.

I'm Listening To:

birds singing outside.

Read This Book:

Giovanna's 86 Circles & Other

On My Mind:

Revitalization of Tarentum; heart health; how the U.S. is involved in the Horn of Africa; the vacation I need.

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://centralparkbench.blogspot.com/

I Believe In:

the hope of the resurrection.