Monday, October 1, 2012
'Canonsburg is a good place—and I am thankful to them for letting me be a part of that.'
Canonsburg Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey publicly announced her resignation from her post during borough council's meeting Monday night. The resignation is effective Oct. 12. Steffey said Monday night that she sent a letter to her board earlier in the day alerting them. She added that she is moving out of the area. She lauded the borough, and its recent downtown revitalization and said, "I hope they continue that in some capacity." Steffey added: "Canonsburg is a good place—and I am thankful to them for letting me be a part of that." She cited the "global" news coverage of the borough's most recent project, America's Pop Hall of Fame, as one of many high points during her tenure with the borough.
Canonsburg Council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight.
Canonsburg Council will meet for its nonvoting meeting at 7 p.m. tonight—Monday—in the borough building. Items listed for discussion include the placement of July 4 chairs along Pike Street prior to the parade and a free-parking trial in the borough. Here's the agenda, which was posted Friday on the borough's website: Call to order – Borough Council President a) Moment of Silence b) Pledge of Allegiance c) Roll Call Public Comments (Please limit comments to three minutes) Guests Nadeen Steffey, Main Street Manager President’s Comments Possible Discussion Items and/or Voting Items for next week (1) Approval of the Sept. 17 meeting minutes (2) Discussion of free parking trial – Rich Russo (3) Discussion of placement of chairs for …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
So what's the name of the beer that will be on tap at next week's Oktoberfest in Canonsburg? Read on!
Can we get a drum roll please? Because Canonsburg's Oktoberfest committee announced the winner Thursday of the "Name That Brew II" contest that preceded the three-day event, scheduled to begin Sept. 14. One of the beer selections there will be an ale—rich in flavor with amber color, and it’s been made special for the borough’s Oktoberfest. It's name? "After much deliberation, the committee chose the winning entry for the 'Name That Brew II' contest. Submitted by Seth Fosmire of Houston: Button Box Brew!!!! YAY!! Congrats Seth! Button Box Brew will only be available at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg! next weekend!" Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey posted on the event's Facebook page. Congrats, Seth!
If you plan to take part in the festivities, this is what you need to know.
Canonsburg officials have announced street closures to accommodate the borough's Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration next week. The celebration begins Friday, Sept. 14 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 16. The following streets and parking lots will be closed, according to Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey: Editor's Note: Wondering what the entertainment lineup will be for the three-day festival? Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch tomorrow! In the meantime, for more information, visit the Facebook event page here.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Here's what happened at a special meeting called to discuss the matter on Monday.
Several proposals for adjusting parking rates were considered by Canonsburg Council Monday during a special meeting with downtown merchants—even though just two business representatives chose to attend. After 90 minutes of discussion, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said council opted for a pair of possibilities: bagging meters for 45 days or offering tokens to merchants to pass on to their customers. The impact of bagging meters, which was tentatively scheduled for Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, would be assessed by Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey. Should the tokens option be used, council would have to approve replacing all of its more than 100 meter heads to accept those tokens. Current parking rates in Canonsburg are 50 cents per hour, with free…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Facebook group was created to revise Canonsburg Council's decision Monday to restrict the placement of Fourth of July Parade chairs to 6 a.m. the day of the holiday.
Within hours of borough council voting to restrict the placement of Fourth of July parade chairs to 6 a.m. the day of the holiday, a Facebook group called Save the Canonsburg Parade Chairs was established. By Tuesday morning, there were almost 90 members. “Please share our page with your friends! Let's get the word out! A petition to modify the chair restrictions will be coming soon!” a post on the page indicated. Reached Tuesday morning, Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey, who organized the Parade of Chairs contest the last three years, said the reaction to the news on social media sites such as Facebook, though, has been mixed. “A lot of people say it’s not so much the chairs but the rope and the caution tape,” she said. Steffey said she…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Chair Watch 2012 has begun!
Canonsburg Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey spotted these two chairs Friday afternoon—the first ones to be placed along Pike Street in anticipation of the borough's venerable July 4 parade—which will be held on the holiday. "We are off," Steffey said on her Facebook page. Remember, if you're going to put out your chair, pretty it up for the Parade of Chairs Contest. For more information on that, just click here. Editor's Note: We'll have a feature story about the parade—which is celebrating its 50th year. We'll also have a schedule for you.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Do you set your chair out early? Event organizers implore you to "pretty them up" for the Parade of Chairs Contest—part of the borough's venerable Fourth of July festivities.
It's that time of year again. Soon, chairs will begin lining the streets of downtown Canonsburg as folks claim their spots to view the borough's annual Fourth of July parade—one that draws about 50,000 people each year. “It’s part of our community's charm!” Nadeen Steffey, Canonsburg’s Main Street manager, said. “The chairs will be out and we are encouraging folks to pretty them up!” "It's a very good promotion for our community," borough Manager Terry Hazlett added. "It's unique." The Main Street Program is sponsoring the Parade of Chairs Contest as part of its Blast Before the 4th event slated for Tuesday, July 3. Two categories will be judged this year—Most Patriotic and Most Original (with cash prizes and bragging rights going to …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Canonsburg residents reminisce about local singer Perry Como at 100th birthday party event, Hot Diggity Dog Days!
Canonsburg celebrated the 100th birthday of legendary crooner Perry Como with Hot Diggity Dog Days, a two-day event dedicated to the memory of the hometown celebrity. The town partied with food, music and a sock hop. People came from all across the globe to partake in the rich musical heritage of Canonsburg, remembering one of the town's favorite sons. Some Perry Como fans flew in from Italy and South America. Frank LoVullo drove down from Buffalo, NY. "I've been following him (Como) for 32 years," LoVullo said. He did a lot for Italian Americans in this country. He showed America that we're not all gangsters." LoVullo had trouble choosing which Como tune was his favorite but he decided on two, "I Want to Give" and "You Are Never Far from …
Friday, April 27, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Canonsburg store will be held Tuesday.
A new store is coming to Canonsburg—the Olde Tyme Country Shoppe. Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey said the resale shop will feature home decorations, knickknacks and other wares. To celebrate its opening, the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Program will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The store is located at 143 W. Pike St.