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Luminarias in front of a house and lit up for the holidays
Relay for Life Mt. Lebanon is continuing its holiday tradition of lighting luminaria in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. 

LIGHT UP LEBO Relay For Life Mt. Lebanon’s Light Up Lebo is back for 2023. Support the American Cancer Society and keep the flame of hope lit by ordering luminaria in memory of those we have lost to cancer, in support of those still fighting or to honor those who have beaten the disease. The light of hope will line the streets once again on December 24 to symbolize the hope and perseverance that helps us to fight. Please spread the word and ask your friends and neighbors to participate as well.

The suggested luminaria kit donation is $20. Each kit will contain the supplies and instructions needed to create 10 luminaria.

Pre-orders being taken now online.

Pickup for online orders is Sunday, December 17. A drive-through pickup location will be determined  later. Check the website for updates.

Light Up Lebo kits may be purchased in person at Beverly Brite Night on December 7, and the Winter Market and Holiday Celebration on December 9, at the Relay For Life table. The in-person locations accept cash, check, and credit card donations.

Save the date for 2024 Relay For Life Mt. Lebanon: June 8 at the Mt. Lebanon High School.

For more information about Relay For Life, Light Up Lebo, or to volunteer for the American Cancer Society, visit or contact Doni Matrone at the American Cancer Society, 412-785-1306.

A renovated sports field
Mt. Lebanon began work on the items at the top of last year’s parks master plan.

FIXING BRAFFERTON FIELD When Mt. Lebanon completed a parks master plan last year, one of the top priorities was making improvements to Brafferton Field in Sunset Hills Park. Poor drainage and maintenance issues contributed to the field falling into disuse.

This summer, Allegheny Fence installed 250 feet of new fencing, and repaired another 115 feet of the fence that divides the field from the basketball court area. Thomas Proturf added topsoil and re-graded the old infield area to blend into the existing field. The area will be seeded and fenced off for the winter. The improvements resulted in an additional 11,100 square feet of turf, which Facilities and Parks Coordinator Phil Avolio said may be available for use by midsummer.

Other field improvements include replacement fencing at Middle and Seymour fields, and the installation of a gate to allow direct access to the fields from the bullpen area. Crews aerated areas on Dixon Field that were damaged from the fall soccer program. New restroom fixtures are scheduled to be installed at Mt. Lebanon Main Park in the winter, and crews began a renovation of landscaped areas in the areas around the park’s swings and the play equipment for 5- to 12-year-olds.


TOYS FOR TOTS Mt. Lebanon’s first responders are partnering with the Marine Corps to bring toys to families in need. Bring new, unwrapped toys to collection points at the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, the public safety center, Medical Rescue South Authority headquarters, library, recreation center and The Galleria.  The fire department will also have a collection spot at Beverly Brite Nite, on Thursday, December 7, and at Uptown’s Winter Market and Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 9. The deadline for donation is Wednesday, December 13.


CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP Because of a change in Mt. Lebanon’s trash collection contract, Christmas trees will be collected by public works crews during the weeks of January 8 and 15. Bare, live trees should be placed at the curb the day prior to your trash collection day. No bags, no decorations or wires should be on the trees, as they will be recycled into wood chips, and any foreign material could damage the wood chippers.