Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sign posted by agnostics and atheists for Canonsburg holiday display stolen
Canonsburg Manager Terry Hazlett confirmed Thursday that someone has stolen a sign posted by the agnostic and atheist community that was erected near the Knights of Columbus nativity on borough property. "When I got into the office around 7 a.m. it was gone," he said. "We looked around the borough building and the area and couldn't find it anywhere." Canonsburg resident Jon Skocik requested to post the secular sign on borough property. It was posted around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday as part of Canonsburg's holiday display.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Canonsburg Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey said event went off without a hitch
Canonsburg Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey said the scene on Pike Street couldn't have been more appropriate for the season: As the live nativity commenced Sunday evening, a light snow began falling as carolers infused the night air with music. The borough, she said, was lit up and looking festive for the Spirit of Christmas Contest held over the weekend, and on Monday three groups of volunteer judges drove around the borough to select whose displays were most worthy of the top prizes. The following folks won -- congrats! Christmas Elegance – The Patragas Residence, 255 N. Jefferson Ave. Christmas Characters – The Buyan Residence, 6 S. Jefferson Ave. Religious Display – The Sollon Residence, 321 W. College St. The Business Display – L…
Friday, December 17, 2010
With about a week to go until Christmas, the area is chock full of fun, family-oriented events this weekend
With Santa scheduled to make his annual visit next week, the Canon-McMillan area is jumping with holiday activities -- from school concerts to church happenings to Canonsburg Main Street Program's Sprit of Christmas Contest, families will have to give the old college try in order to be bored this weekend. If you're looking for some fun, check out: We hope to see you out there!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Councilman A.J. Williams said Knights of Columbus members moved the display back Wednesday morning.
He's back! Baby Jesus and the components of the Knights of Columbus' nativity is back in front of the Canonsburg borough building, Councilman A.J. Williams said just minutes ago. He added that public works employees have been toiling since earlier this morning to add the other components of the holiday display -- including wreaths, snow flakes and other nonreligious items. "It kind of puts our minds at ease," Williams said. "It just kind of puts Christmas back into perspective." The borough will kick off its Spirit of Christmas contest this weekend, which will culmintate in a live nativity from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in front of the municipal building.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Knights of Columbus to reassemble the creche in front of the borough building as part of a larger holiday display as soon as Tuesday
A.J. Williams asked to be excused as a councilman during Canonsburg's meeting Monday, walking to the lectern to address his fellow elected leaders -- this time as a private citizen imploring them to listen to the public and permit the Knights of Columbus to reassemble a creche scene on borough property. "It is our feeling that we don't violate any sort of law, especially if we incorporate it into a larger display," he said during the public comment portion of council's voting meeting. After more than a half-hour behind closed doors discussing potential litigation associated with moving the creche back, council voted unanimously to allow its placement in front of the borough building. Williams and Mayor David H. Rhome worked with a small …