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Mt. Lebanon Garden Party and Tour this Saturday and Sunday

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2014 garden tour release ver 2-7

 

Mt. Lebanon Public Library Annual Garden Tour and Garden Party

Courtyard Party: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Tickets: $30

Garden Tour: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain or shine)

Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of the tour

For more information: contact Cindy Richey at 412-531-1912

Tickets for both events are available at the Library circulation desk

Tour Information:

In a gardener’s mind, all gardens are enchanting no matter what the style, theme, or

design. The July 13th Library Garden Tour offers six gardens all made enchanted by the

gardeners who enjoy their outdoor surroundings.

The 24th Annual Tour has shady rests and sunny slopes with thousands of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs of all sizes

and shapes offering creative ideas to the new gardener and seasoned professional

alike.

All the gardens are in Mt. Lebanon and all the product of Mt. Lebanon resident

gardeners willing to share their experiences in order to support Mt. Lebanon Public

Library.

The gardeners include Helene and Regis McQuaide. This property

has a compelling story of rebirth after their home was destroyed by fire in 2011. The

resulting outdoor space has extended the living area with a charming landscaped hillside

slope and raised vegetable garden.

Bob and Marina Lauver transformed their sloped backyard after taking a landscape course focusing on their desire

for garden rooms and water features with limited maintenance requirements. Susan

Gove and John Davis purchased their home based almost entirely on

the potential of the outdoor space. Michele Bamburak shares her enchanted garden

with walkers who give her inspiration, confirming her conclusion

that the reason she gardens is to bring delight to others as well as her. What to do with

those Mt. Lebanon steep terraces has been addressed by the Flanegin’s garden.

Stacey and Andy Rhodes’ garden surrounds and complements the architecture of their stone home. All the gardens featured this year will help the

tour-goers feel the enchantment that only the joys of gardening in your own space can

bring.

Tour-goers are also invited to visit the Library Gardeners’ Courtyard Garden at the

rear of the library. This space is a certified wildlife habitat but more than that, it is

a peaceful extension of the library where patrons can read, study or just appreciate

the beauty that a well-planned and maintained garden provides. The winning garden

in the 2012 Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Contest for Medium Size

Gardens, this garden showcases native shrubs and trees, grown using only organic

gardening techniques.

Another popular feature of the tour is the Annual Plant Sale featuring a wide

selection of perennials at deeply discounted prices. The Library’s bookshop, The Book

Cellar, will be open and all tour ticket holders will receive a $5 coupon good on any

media purchase that day only. This is a great way to stock up for summer time reading.

To get in the enchantment mood, plan on attending the Library Courtyard Garden Party

the evening before the tour from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Proceeds from both the tour and

party go directly to the support of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”....Audrey Hepburn

 

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Empty Netter Assists - 07-09-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Sidney Crosby (above) will require surgery on his right wrist. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

-The Penguins will host their prospect development camp beginning Tuesday.

-Former Penguins forward Nick Johnson has joined the Växjö Lakers of Sweden's SHL.

-Happy 87th birthday to former Penguins coach and general manager Leonard "Red" Kelly (right). A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame for his playing days with the Red Wings and Maple Leafs, Kelly was hired as the Penguins' coach in the 1969 offseason. His first campaign (1969-70) with the Penguins saw the team go 26-38-12 and reach the postseason for the first time in franchise history. In 1970-71, the Penguins went 21-37-20 and missed the playoffs but were able to rebound in 1971-72 with a 26-28-14 record and a second playoff appearance. After going 17-19-6 in 1972-73, he was replaced midway through the season by former player Ken Schinkel. During his tenure as head coach, he also assumed the position of general manager from the 1970 offseason until midway through 1971-72. As general manager, he pulled off one of the best trades in franchise history when he acquired future all-star Syl Apps, Jr. - one of the best players in franchise history - and serviceable Sheldon Kannegiesser from the Rangers in exchange for third-liner Glen Sather. In 274 games as the Penguins' coach, Kelly had a record of 90-132-52. His 90 wins are sixth-most in franchise history. As a player, Kelly holds the distinction of having won the most Stanley Cup titles (eight) in NHL history without having played for the Canadiens.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division

-“First time I went to the U.S. they asked me if I had a pet kangaroo. I say, ‘Yeah, everyone has a pet kangaroo in Australia.’ There’s nothing to do but embrace it.” - Capitals forward prospect Nathan Walker on the notoriety of being the first Australian player drafted by an NHL team.

-The Blue Jackets re-signed restricted free agent forward Sean Collins to a one-year two-way contract.

-The Islanders renewed their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Stockton Thunder.

Atlantic Division

-The Panthers re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Greg Zanon to a one-year two-way contract.

-The Lightning signed former Devils defenseman defenseman Matt Corrente (right) to a one-year two-way contract.

-The Senators re-signed former Penguins defensive prospect Alex Grant to a one-year two-way contract.

Central Division

-Jamie Kompon will leave his position as an assistant coach with the Blackhawks to take over as general manager and head coach of the WHL's Portland Winterhawks. New Penguins head coach Mike Johnston previously held both positions.

Pacific Division

-The Sharks re-signed restricted free agent forward James Sheppard to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million. Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $830,000, Sheppard, 26, appeared in 67 games last season and scored 20 points (four goals, 16 assists).

-EN Says: A failed first-round pick of the Wild, Sheppard has found a home as a third-liner in San Jose. This is a fair but short contract.

-Sharks forward Tomas Hertl (right) is dealing with a knee injury.

Norris Division

-Former Hurricanes/Flames defenseman Brett Carson has joined the Vienna Capitals of Austria's EBEL.

-Former Oilers/Islanders/Thrashers/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Robbie Schremp and former Blues defenseman Cade Fairchild have joined Metallurg Novokuznetsk of Russia's KHL.

-Former Lightning/Kings/Stars/Rangers forward Brandon Segal has joined Medvescak Zagreb of Russia's KHL.

(Photos: Dennis Brodeur/Getty Images, Ezra Shaw/Getty Images, Mike Stobe/Getty Images and Elsa/Getty Images)

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Brewed On Grant: Soccer Town

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Despite being a solid football, baseball and hockey town, Pittsburgh was not immune to World Cup Fever. The question is, will the interest in soccer fade away or continue building among Pittsburgh sports fans? 

070914 Soccer Town

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Corbett makes his case

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Gov. Tom Corbett is up with his first television commercial of the general election campaign.  It's an upbeat recitation of positive economic statistics that makes no mention of his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, who has enjoyed a healthy lead over the incumbent in early polls.    The ad's boosterish narration, a...

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Pittsburgh police investigate attempted robbery in West End

Written by Liz Navratil on .

I'm back! Apologies for the absence. It's been a whirlwind few weeks. During that time, a few of us traveled to San Francisco for an Investigative Reporters & Editors conference. (We were finalists for one of their awards this year.)

To ease everyone back into the blog, here's a tidbit in Pittsburgh crime news today that did not make it to the main site.

Officers from Pittsburgh's Zone 6 station on the West End said today that they are investigating an attempted robbery outside an ATM machine in the 800 block of Brookline Boulevard about 6 a.m. Monday. Police said the suspect pulled out a knife, demanded money and then backed away after the victim, a 42-year-old woman, yelled at him. Anyone with information is asked to call Zone 6 detectives at 412-937-3051. More details can be found here.

 

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