Monday, September 26, 2011

Walk To Cure Psoriasis

The National Psoriasis Foundation will host the local Walk To Cure Psoriasis in Oakland's Schenley Park.  Registration will be at 8 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9 a.m.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose between 1K and 5K courses. Registration is free and participants who raise $100 or more will receive a walk T-shirt.  Proceeds from the walk will benefit the foundation's research, educational and advocacy programs. For more information or to register, call 877-825-9255 or go to .

Friday, September 2, 2011

Aspinwall Marina To Be Part of River Park And Trail

Aspinwall Marina

Friends of the Riverfront received a $200,000 donation from Highmark making its Aspinwall Riverfront Park a go.  That was the last piece needed to buy the $2.3 million Aspinwall Marina including it in a park and trail project.  The purchase is expected to close before Sept 30th.

Friends of the Riverfront plans to retain the marina while creating a 10-acre community park to include a one-mile trail through it.  Highmark's donation assures it the right to name the trail.  A spokesperson for Highmark said they made the donation because the project seemed very important to the area and they felt the development of the new trail would promote health and wellness.

Aspinwall Marina

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bridgewater BookFest Sept 10th

Back after a one-year absence, the Bridgewater BookFest on Sept. 10 promises to be as strong as ever. About 30 authors -- some traveling from Maryland, New York and Virginia -- will sign and sell books, and talk about their work.  Founded by local author Valentine J. Brkich, the festival drew thousands of people in 2008 and 2009, its first two years. With a move from Bridgewater to Beaver and two young kids, Brkich didn't have time to run the festival last year but plans on making it a biennial event in the future.

Besides the authors' appearances, engineering students from Robert Morris University will conduct children's activities. And vendors -- including a woman who makes purses out of book covers -- will sell food and book-related items. Drawings for two e-readers also will be held.

The event will be held on Bridge St in Bridgewater, PA from 10am to 3pm on Sept 10th.  Admission is free.

Bridgewater BookFest
Bridgewater, PA