Above & Beyond

The 24th annual Martha’s Run, named for Mt. Lebanon native Martha Dixon, an FBI agent killed in the line of duty, is Saturday, April 11. Events include a 10K race, a 2-mile run, 1-mile walk and children’s races. Proceeds for the race benefit Martha’s Fund, which has raised more than $135,000 for playground equipment in Mt. Lebanon and across the region. Register online at themarthafund.org. Note: Martha’s Run has been cancelled because of concerns about the Covid-19 virus. 
Seth Pearlman

Seth Pearlman, Twin Hills Drive, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2020 Wallace Hayward Baker Award for Ingenious Innovation in the Field of Ground Modification. Pearlman, president and CEO of Menard Group USA, was chosen for this award due to his substantial contributions in the practice of design build ground improvement, improving the engineering properties of ground to make for safer and more effective construction.  Pearlman has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He serves on an Advisory Council to the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.


CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY EVENT CANCELLED The Pennsylvania Women’s Hall of Achievement will honor the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh at a luncheon and panel discussion, 11:30 to 2, Saturday, March 21, at the LeMont Restaurant on Mt. Washington. Among the honorees are Mary Larsen, a two-term Mt. Lebanon commissioner, member of Mt. Lebanon’s Home Rule Charter Committee and volunteer with the Mt. Lebanon Civic League, League of Women Voters, and Outreach Teen & Family Services.


Hayes Design Group Architects, owned by Piper Drive resident Kevin Hayes, has added new shareholders, including Carleton Drive resident Andrew Campanaro, who was also named an associate of the firm.

From left: Hayes Design Group owner Kevin Hayes, principal Mark Duane and associates Andrew Campanaro and Rob Rensi.[divider]

GOLF CLUBS The Fairway Swingers Women’s Golf League plays at Mt. Lebanon Golf Course Thursday mornings starting in April. Dues are $22 a year. Informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 19 at Panera Bread in The Galleria. For more information, email fairwayswingers@comcast.net.

The Women’s Golf Association of Mt. Lebanon meets on the golf course every Tuesday from April through September. Membership open to all women, all skill levels, residents and non-residents. For more info call 412-480-3319.

Mt. Lebanon Senior Men’s Golf Club is open to men 55 or older. The club plays at Mt. Lebanon Golf Course on Wednesday mornings from April 8 to October 7, with six away events. Membership applications are available at the Mt Lebanon Golf Course. For more information, visit mensgolfmtlebo.site123.me.

Mt. Lebanon has once again received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The certificate marks the 42nd consecutive year that Mt. Lebanon has received the award. Keeping the streak alive are, from left, Payroll and Benefits Administrator Ashlee Kendle, Assistant Finance Director Terri Windstein, Accounts Payable Administrator Joanne Singley and Finance Director Andrew McCreery.

FREE INCOME TAX HELP APPOINTMENTS CANCELLED UNTIL MARCH 30The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is available through April 9, at the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive in McMurray, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns; proof of identification for yourself and your spouse; Social Security numbers and birthdates for yourself, your spouse and all dependents; W-2s, all 1099s, including Social Security; 1095 healthcare statements and property tax receipts.  For direct deposit of refund, have your bank account and routing numbers. For more information, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 or search “VITA” online at www.irs.gov.


EVENT CANCELLED The Mt. Lebanon PTA Council is partnering with South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) to help fight hunger. SHIM operates three South Hills food pantries, which benefitted more than 2,000 people a month last year.

The pantries are located at SHIM’s headquarters, 5301 Park Avenue in Bethel Park; the SHIM Family Center, 41 Macek Drive in Whitehall; and the Baldwin United Presbyterian Church, 201 Knoedler Road.

From March 23 through 27, Mt. Lebanon schools will collect high-demand items for the pantries. To eliminate excess sorting  for SHIM volunteers, the PTA is designating specific items to be collected at each school. The items and schools are listed in the  accompanying chart.

Foster Canned protein – chicken, tuna, beans
Hoover Beverages (non-refrigerated milk, juice, tea and coffee)
Howe Baking ingredients – flour, sugar, brown sugar, oil,
Jefferson Pasta sauce in cans or jars
Lincoln Diapers (sizes 3-6) and baby wipes
Markham Low sodium canned soups
Washington Lentils, dried beans, couscous, quinoa, barley
Mellon Cereal and oatmeal
Jefferson Boxed rice mixes

And of course, cash is always welcome. Make checks payable to SHIM.