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December Community Calendar

Announcements

Crafton Community Potluck Lunch

Every first Sunday each month, in the Crafton Community Center Room from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Everyone is welcome! For more information contact Holly at 412.979.2381 or CraftonCommunityPotluck@gmail.com.

Recycle  Collection Dates for December

Recycle dates for December are Tuesday the 5th and Tuesday the 19th.
Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management at 1.800.866.4460.
Questions regarding the new E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587.
REMINDER: There will be no trash collection on December 26th, there will be a one day delay. Trash collection will take place on Wednesday, December 27th.

Crafton & Ingram Boroughs Notification System

Together Crafton and Ingram Boroughs has partnered with Nixle to implement a Community Notification System. A newsletter has been mailed out to residents with instructions on how to sign-up. To sign up now, click here and follow the link on our website or text 15205 to 888777 from your cell phone.

Toys for Tots – Crafton Police Department

The Crafton Police Department is participating in the Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Anyone wishing to make a toy donation, are asked to bring it to the Crafton Police Department and place it in the box, located in the lobby, during normal business hours. All donations must be unwrapped and received on or before December 6, 2017.

Borough Events

Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM @ Crafton Community Center Room
$5.00 to register, NO WALK-INS, Deadline is 11/30/17. Contact the Crafton Public Library @ 412-922-6877.

Light Up Night at Crafton Park

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Crafton Park/Mini-Golf
Starting at 4:30 PM, Join in the festivities down at Crafton Park, on Steuben Street, as we celebrate 125 years of Crafton’s incorporation as a borough and light up our Christmas tree and park. Light up night will include live music at the main stage where ICTUS Choir will sing carols, an appearance by the Snow Princess, mini-golf, hot dogs, hot chocolate and birthday cake!!

Library After Dark – Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 7 PM to 10 PM
Tickets are $30.00. Purchase tickets for the Library After Dark Wine and Cheese Reception at the Crafton Library, or online by clicking here.

Crafton House Tour Ticket Sales

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
ADVANCE TICKET SALE PRICE, $15.00 per ticket, simply click here to purchase your tickets online through the Crafton Borough website, online tickets MUST be purchased any time before December 8th at 4PM. You can also stop in the Crafton Library, Crafton Borough Office, or Ever After Consignments during regular business hours on or before December 9th. Payments will be accepted in the form of CHECK ONLY. EVENT DAY, present your ticket or online receipt to receive your TOUR BOOKLET.
EVENT DAY TICKET SALE PRICE, $20.00 per ticket, stop by the Box Office at the Hawthorne Avenue Presbyterian Church, 90 Hawthorne Avenue, during the following times, 12:45PM to 3:15PM. Please contact the Crafton Public Library @ 412-922-6877, the Borough Office @ 412-921-0752 x 10 or click here for more information.

Santa Visits Crafton

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 – Starting at 9:30 AM
Santa’s Helpers at the Crafton Volunteer Fire Department, along with SANTA on the Fire Truck, will be on YOUR Street so listen for the SIRENS letting you know Santa is on his way!!

Senior Citizen Dinner

VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME!
December 16, 2017
Doors open at 5:00 PM
MENU: Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Veggie’s, Desserts and Drinks!!
Grab Bag Gift – $5.00 – Optional
Entertainment: Back by popular demand!! Hey Joe, with Mike.
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 12/12/17 to (412) 921-0752 x 10.

Borough News

Crafton Borough Holiday Hours

Adminstrative Offices Closed
Monday, December 25th, 2017
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Monday, January 1st, 2018

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Borough Council will meet for their final meeting, Monday, December 11th. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Community Center starting at 7:15 PM. Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by following the link on our website. Crafton Borough Council will reorganize in January 2018. Stay tuned for further details…

Organizational Meetings For December

Recreation Board – Monday, December 11, 6:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, December 11, at 7:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, December 12, at 7:00 PM – Community Room

Crime Watch Report for October 2017

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio

10-12-17. A piece of equipment was vandalized in the 200 block of Lincoln St.
10-13-17. Trailers at a business off of Lincoln St. were broken into, damaged and tools were stolen.

Area 2 – Coordinator-Sandy Gibson

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide

10-01-17. A vehicle parked on McMunn Ave. was struck sometime throughout the past week by an unknown vehicle.
10-06-17. A resident from the 1700 block of Crafton Blvd. received a phone call from a female stating that she would be arrested. This was a scam call.
10-16-17. A resident from the 1700 block of Crafton Blvd. received a scam phone call from an “American sounding female” that offered the resident a promotion. This was another scam call.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant

10-29-17. A GPS unit was stolen overnight from a vehicle parked on N. Emily St.

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming

10-13-17. Two cell phones and a stun gun were stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Clearview Ave. The owner suspects a person that recently stayed at this residence stole them.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.

10-17-17. A resident from Thomas St. reported that her vehicle has sustained several scratches to the paint over the past month.
10-27-17. A resident from the Crafton Towers reported that money was stolen and unauthorized charges were made to their account. A care-taker is suspected. Investigation is ongoing.

Tips/advice:

Residents are encouraged to set exterior and interior lights on timers with the decreasing amount of daylight to make the appearance of being home and making the neighborhood safer and better illuminated. Remember to contact this department for vacation watches with the holiday season approaching. With that being said, if you are expecting a delivery, request that the package be dropped off somewhere out of plane sight or have it delivered to a neighbor or your place of employment. Thieves target unattended packages on porches during the holiday season.

For the latest information please follow the Crafton Police Department on our Facebook page.

November Community Calendar

Announcements

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection will continue until December 1st or as long as weather permits. Simply rake leaves neatly into the street to be collected. You do not need to contact the Borough Office for leaf pickup. Bagged leaves will be picked up on Thursdays.

Crafton Community Potluck Lunch

Every first Sunday each month, in the Crafton Community Center Room from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Everyone is welcome! For more information contact Holly at 412.979.2381 or CraftonCommunityPotluck@gmail.com.

Crafton & Ingram Boroughs  to Implement a Community Notification System

Together Crafton and Ingram Boroughs will partner with Nixle to implement a Community Notification System. A newsletter has been mailed out to residents with instructions on how to sign-up. To sign up now, click here or text 15205 to 88877 from your cell phone.

Borough Events

Crafton Public Library – Book & Bake Sale

Friday, November 3, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Crafton Public Library will hold its annual Fall Book & Bake Sale. In addition to the hundreds of books that should please any reading enthusiast, there will be baked goods prepared by Crafton’s best bakers. The sale is open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 412-922-6877.

Election Day!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017: Polls are open 7AM to 8PM.
Get out and VOTE. For information on where to vote click here: http://apps.county.allegheny.pa.us/website/ElectPollPlace.aspx
To contact the elections office call 412-350-4500

Crafton Awake – Fall Poetry Series

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Crafton Public Library
Stop down at the library for more information.

Senior Citizen Dinner

VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME!!!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Doors open at 5:00 PM
MENU: Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable and Pumpkin Pie!
Entertainment: Enjoy the 40’s 50’s & 60’s performed by Joe Diamond.
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 11/14/17 to (412) 921-0752 x 10.

Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM @ Crafton Community Center Room
$5.00 to register, NO WALK-INS, Deadline is 11/30/17. Contact the Crafton Public Library @ 412-922-6877.

Light Up Night at Crafton Park

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Crafton Park/Mini-Golf
Starting at 4:30 PM, Join in the festivities down at Crafton Park, on Steuben Street, as we celebrate 125 years of Crafton’s incorporation as a borough and light up our Christmas tree and park. Light up night will include live music at the main stage where ICTUS Choir will sing carols, mini-golf with a special guest, hot dogs, hot chocolate and birthday cake!!

Library After Dark – Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 7 PM to 9 PM
Purchase tickets for the Library’s Holiday Wine and Cheese Reception at the Crafton Library, or online by clicking here. Tickets are $35 a person.

Crafton House Tour Ticket Sales

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
ADVANCE TICKET SALE PRICE, $15.00 per ticket, simply click the link (http://crafton.org/2017-crafton-house-tour-ticket-sales/) to purchase your tickets online through the Crafton Borough website any time before December 8th at 4PM. You can also stop in the Crafton Library, Crafton Borough Office, or Ever After Consignments during regular business hours on or before December 9th. Payments will be accepted in the form of CHECK ONLY. EVENT DAY, present your ticket or online receipt to receive your TOUR BOOKLET.
EVENT DAY TICKET SALE PRICE, $20.00 per ticket, stop by the Box Office at the Hawthorne Avenue Presbyterian Church, 90 Hawthorne Avenue, during the following times, 12:45PM to 3:15PM. Please contact the Crafton Public Library @ 412-922-6877, the Borough Office @ 412-921-0752 x 10 or click here for more information.

Santa Visits Crafton

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 – Starting at 9:30 AM
Santa’s Helpers at the Crafton Volunteer Fire Department, along with SANTA on the Fire Truck, will be on YOUR Street so listen for the SIRENS letting you know Santa is on his way!!

December Senior Citizen Dinner

VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME!!!
December 16, 2017
Doors open at 5:00 PM
MENU: Roast Beef and Gravy, Roasted Potatoes, and Carrots!!
Grab Bag Gift – $5.00 – Optional
Entertainment: Back by popular demand!! Hey Joe, with Mike.
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 12/12/17 to (412) 921-0752 x 10.

Message From State Representative Dan Deasy

For more information go to www.pahouse.com/deasy

Borough News

2018 Crafton Borough Budget Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the Crafton Borough Council will hold 2018 Budget Workshop meetings at 6:30pm on Monday, October 16; Monday, October 30; Monday, November 6; Wednesday, November 8; and tentatively, Wednesday, November 15. The Borough Council intends to introduce the 2018 Budget on Monday, November 27 at the regular meeting. The proposed budget will be available for public inspection in the Borough Manager’s Office during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, 100 Stotz Avenue, Crafton, and also at the Borough website www.crafton.org. Council intends to adopt the 2018 Budget on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the regular Council meeting.

Ann C. Scott
Borough Manager
Borough of Crafton

Crafton Borough Holiday Hours

Administrative  Offices Closed

Friday, November 10th, 2017 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24th, 2017 – Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25th, 2017 – Christmas
Monday, January 1st, 2018 – New Years

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Council Meetings for November will be held Monday, November 13th, and Monday November 27th. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Community Center starting at 7:15 PM. Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

Organizational Meetings for November

Recreation Board – Monday, November 13, 6:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, November 13, at 7:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00 PM – Community Room

Recycle Collection Dates for November

Recycle dates for November are Tuesdays, the 7th and the 21st.
Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management at 1.800.866.4460.
Questions regarding the new E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587.

Crafton House Tour Ticket Sales

2017 Crafton House Tour

Sunday – December 10th, 2017 – 1 PM to 6 PM.

Advance Tickets on Sale November 1, 2017 online (see below) or stop in the Crafton Public Library or the Borough Office any time after November 1st. To take advantage of the ADVANCE SALE PRICE, $15.00 per ticket, simply purchase your tickets below any time before December 8th at 4PM (Advance Ticket sales are now closed).

You can also stop in the Crafton Library or Crafton Borough Office during regular business hours on or before December 9th. Payments will be accepted at the Crafton Public Library or the Crafton Borough Office in the form of CHECK ONLY.

HOUSE TOUR EVENT DAY, present your ticket or online receipt to receive your TOUR BOOKLET. EVENT DAY tickets can be purchased for $20.00 each at the Box Office. Box Office (Located at the Hawthorne Avenue Presbyterian Church, 90 Hawthorne Avenue) hours are 12:45PM to 3:15PM.

Please contact the Crafton Public Library @ 412-922-6877, the Borough Office @ 412-921-0752 x 10 or go to www.crafton.org for more information.

Event is being sponsored by Lu Ryan Howard Hanna Real Estate 1597 Washington Pike Bridgeville, PA 15017 https://luryan.howardhanna.com/ 412-708-2300