The Connellsville Business and Professional Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Becker’s Shady Side Restaurant, Uniontown. The program will focus on National Women’s Week Celebration. A short business meeting will precede dinner and the program. Reservations should be made with Peggy Barker at 724-628-4669 by Oct. 3. Prospective members or interested parties are invited to attend.
= Mount Pleasant Council, 7 p.m. today, borough building
= Southmoreland School Board, 7 p.m. Thursday, administration building
= Fayette County Commissioners, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Ten free white pine trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation this month. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
To become a member, write National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 68410 by Sept. 30.
A candlelight vigil is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Fayette County Courthouse. It is being held by Domestic Violence Services of Fayette County to bring awareness to the county that domestic violence is a problem. For information, call 724-439-9500.
Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has announced grants for the Mill Run Flood Control Project and the East Providence Municipal Authority.
The funding for the Mill Run Flood Control Project will help in the rehabilitation and the stabilization of the stream’s banks from erosion and remove gravel bars and other debris buildup. The city of Altoona, Logan Township, and Allegheny Township are cooperating on a flood control project for Mill Run that is designed to temporarily alleviate some of the flooding problems until a larger, permanent project is designed.
The funding for the East Providence Municipal Authority, in conjunction with a grant/loan package from PennVEST, will allow the authority to improve water quality of the Juniata River and the Chesapeake Bay and facilitate the development of 90 acres of prime commercial/industrial real estate that is currently designated as a KOEZ site. The water quality improvements will be accomplished by reducing phosphorus levels and improving the effluent quality from the treatment plant through the implementation of several major improvements to the treatment process.
The project also will reduce environmental degradation by providing municipal sewerage service to approximately 30 homes. The economic benefits of the project will include the construction of the Blue Beacon Truck Wash and Service Center.
The project will also allow the authority to effectively provide wastewater service to the 90 acre KOEZ site along Route 30 through improved wastewater collection and treatment ability. Visit www.house.gov./shuster.