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2013-07-24 08:31:11

CARNEGIE, Pa., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to the legacy of the late Paul Field, approximately 500 kids will be returning to school in style. On Saturday, August 10(th), from 10:00 AM through 1:00 PM, Paul's family, friends and some very generous volunteers are hosting "The Fifth Annual Back to School Bash" for children from Natrona Heights, Natrona, Brackenridge, Tarentum, Creighton, Russelton, Deer Lakes, Indianola, Rural Ridge and Blaw Knox. "Paul Field had a...

2013-06-07 16:21:36

Return of Point State Park is Symbolic of Pittsburgh's Second Renaissance PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will join the people of Pittsburgh tonight to return the Point State Park fountain to the city skyline, completing a more than six-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the park that hosts more than 3 million visitors annually. "Today the...

2013-04-19 16:21:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will begin its annual black fly control aerial spray program on Monday, April 22, starting with nearly 120 stream and river miles in four eastern counties. The Schuylkill River in Berks and Schuylkill counties; Manatawny Creek in Berks and Montgomery counties; and the Delaware River in Bucks and Northampton counties will be sprayed. DEP uses Bti, a naturally occurring...

2012-07-25 06:21:38

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Point State Park in Pittsburgh, concluding his three-day kayak tour through western Pennsylvania to promote Pennsylvania's vast natural resources. Accompanied by First Lady Susan Corbett, the Governor toured the Pittsburgh state park to which he shares a personal connection. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh, Corbett's father moved to the city from Philadelphia more than 50 years ago and worked...

2012-06-20 10:20:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by members of his cabinet, elected state officials and representatives of labor and business to highlight the importance of bringing a petrochemical complex to Pennsylvania. The proposed facility in Beaver County would create 10,000 construction jobs and more than 10,000 positions in spinoff production and manufacturing industries. Job impacts would be felt across Pennsylvania. "We...

2012-04-25 06:21:21

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, ELK COUNTY, Pa., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today stopped at the Millstone Township Canoe Access Area during a tour of the Clarion River corridor, where he highlighted the partnerships that have improved recreational opportunities on the river in Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson counties. "The Clarion River was once one of the most-polluted waterways in Pennsylvania, but...

2012-04-06 10:20:12

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will begin its annual black fly control aerial spray program on Monday, April 9, starting with nearly 220 stream miles in several mid-state counties. The spraying will take place on the Juniata River in Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry counties; Conewago Creek in York County; Conodoguinet Creek in Cumberland County; and Penns Creek in Snyder and Union counties. DEP uses BTI, a naturally...

2012-01-30 08:48:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first year, Direct Energy and Trib Total Media's 2011 Pittsburgh Volunteer Citizen Award has been awarded to Stacy Berkoben of Arnold, PA. Stacy has volunteered hundreds of hours and helped to fundraise thousands of dollars for Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter in New Kensington, PA. By winning the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award, Stacy will receive a $1,000 cash prize and $5,000 to donate...

2011-11-16 13:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extensive renovations and improvements to the fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh will soon begin, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan said today. The work, the fountain's first major overhaul in almost 40 years, will cost about $9.6 million, and is supported by a combination of state investments and business and private donations. The fountain was turned off in April 2009. "The...

2011-09-15 13:48:00

Portion of the Historic Railroad Bridge was Toppled by a Tornado in 2003 MOUNT JEWETT, Pa., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today invited visitors to a new experience at Kinzua Bridge State Park - a stroll out into Kinzua Gorge on a pedestrian walkway with a glass-bottom observation area. Kinzua Bridge State Park is one of DCNR's key investment areas in the Pennsylvania Wilds and along PA Route 6...