community updates

EARLY TO MARKET Mt. Lebanon’s Uptown Farmers Market will get an early start this year, with the first Saturday planned for April 23—which also happens to be Earth Day Mt. Lebanon. The market, presented by the Mt. Lebanon Partnership, is from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. You can find it on Washington Road near the municipal building and Clearview Common, the parklet with the fountain. The Partnership is hoping to have live music on the second Saturday of every month, calling it “Second Saturday.” When vendors sign on, they will be posted at


Christian Vietmeier
Christian Vietmeier

JUNIOR COMMISSIONER Mt. Lebanon High School Senior Christian Vietmeier will serve as Mt. Lebanon’s junior commissioner for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. Junior commissioners attend all commission meetings and report on events and issues in the school district that they feel may be of interest to elected officials. They also have the opportunity to sit in on volunteer board meetings and to spend time with municipal staff.

Vietmeier is a member of the varsity tennis and golf teams and also plays piano and cello. In addition, he is involved with the youth program at Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church and went on a mission trip to Malawi, Africa, last summer, where he worked with children in need. He also volunteers at a shelter for homeless men in East Liberty.


YET MORE TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS Painters Run Road, which closed between Robb Hollow and McMillan roads in February, will remain closed at least through the end of May, while Paliotta Contracting completes the first phase of a $2.36 million project that will replace two retaining walls on the county-owned road. When Phase I concludes, Painters Run will reopen from Robb Hollow to McMillan but then will close until August between Essen Hill and McMillan. Plan ahead and expect long backups at the light at the top of Robb Hollow. Detour signs are posted.