2017 Side Yard & Blighted Structure Program

For a limited time only, Allegheny County will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties in 50 municipalities at reduced cost to the applicant.

The Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program (AVPRP) acquires blighted, tax delinquent properties and resells them to applicants for a reuse outlined in their application and approved by the municipality.

To download program guidelines (pdf), click here.

For application information visit www.alleghenycounty.us/VPRP or call 412-350-1090.

June Community Calendar

Swimming Pool News!

The Pool Season is HERE! Pick up your Pool Membership, any weekday. Administrative Office, Borough Building 2nd Floor between the hours of 9AM and 4PM.
Pool Opens Monday through Friday 4PM to 7PM. Saturday 12PM to 8 PM. Sunday 1PM to 8PM.
June 6th, the pool will begin operating on the regular Season Hours.
For general questions, pool party reservations, or swim lesson information please contact the pool cashier at 412.921.9482. Click here for forms and more information.

**New** Mini-Golf Rentals

Looking for somewhere to have a Birthday Party, Private Family Outing, or hold a Fundraiser? Contact the Crafton Pool and ask about renting the Crafton Mini Golf. 412.921.9482.

Crafton Celebrates Booth Set Up

Set Up for Crafton Celebrates will take place THIS Saturday, June 10th, beginning at 8AM. Please bring small tools such as, hammers, wrenches, cordless drills, cordless impact drills, larger sockets (3/4″), and step ladders. EVERYONE and ANYONE who would like to help is welcome!!

Community Farm Volunteer Harvest Hours

Regular hours, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 PM to Dark, Sundays 9AM to 11AM.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! No experience needed!!

Compost & Wood Chipping

Crafton Borough offers chipping service for tree branches and limbs (excluding hedges/bushes). Wood chips and leaf compost are available to Crafton Residents for pick-up by appointment, or can be delivered for a fee. For more information contact the Borough Office.

Crafton Crocodile Registrations

Registrations can be completed through Swimtopia.com before June 26, 2017. (https://carlyntonaquaclub.swimtopia.com/register/8659/main)
Contact craftoncrocodiles@gmail.com for more information.

Crafton Community Potluck Lunch

Every 1st Sunday 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.

Community Events

St. Philip Parish Festival

Wednesday, June 14, Thursday June 15, & Friday June 16, 2017

June Senior Citizen Dinner

Saturday, June 17, 2017. Door open at 5:00 PM
MENU: Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Corn Salad, Desserts & Drinks!!
Entertainment: Enjoy the sounds of the Chiodi Trio! This Father and Sons group performs a mixture of old standards and newer music!
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 6/13/17 to (412) 921-0752 x 10.

Crafton Public Library – Though the Pages Gala

Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 7:00 PM to 10:00PM @ the Craftonian Hall
Enjoy an evening of food, drink and music as we commemorate four generations of Crafton readers and their beloved library. For tickets or more information click here.

Community Farm  Summer Meeting and Potluck!

Friday, June 16, 2017 – 6:30PM to Dusk @ the Hoffman Shelter

2017 Crafton Celebrates

Friday, June 30th:
Park open from 6:00PM to 11:00 PM
PARADE @ 6:30 pm!
Saturday, July 1st:
Park open from 4:00PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 2nd:
Park open from 4:00PM to 11:00 PM
Monday, July 3rd:
Park open from 6:00PM to 11:00 PM
Tuesday, July 4th:
Park open from 4:00PM to 11:00 PM
Thomas J. Witt Firecracker 5K Run/Walk @ 8:00 AM
FIREWORKS @ dusk!
More information on entertainment schedules, attractions, and events to come…. Stay tuned at www.craftoncelebrates.com.

2017 Crafton Performing Arts Schedule

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Crafton Park.  For the full schedule, click here.

Borough News

Administrative Offices Closed

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Borough Administrative Offices closed in observance of Independence Day

Crafton Borough Council Meetings

The Crafton Council Meeting for June will be held Monday the 12th, and Monday the 26th. 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

Recreation Board – Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Community Farm – Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 6:30 PM – Crafton Park, Hoffman Pavilion

Recycle Collection Dates

Recycle dates for June are the 6th, and the 20th. Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management @ 1.800.866.4460.
Questions regarding the new E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587.

2017 Senior Events Schedule

March 18th
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Jell-O (wear green)
April 8th
Meat or Vegetable Lasagna, Tossed Salad and Meatballs
May 20th
Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and Cole Slaw
June 17th
Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Cole Slaw, and Corn Salad
September 16th
Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable
October 21st
Pork and Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (Costume Contest)
November 18th
Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable, and Pumpkin Pie
November 18th
Roast Beef and Gravy, Roasted Potatoes, and Carrots (Grab Bag Gift-$5.00-Optional)
DOORS OPEN 5:00 PM
Crafton Community Center; 2nd Floor (next to Borough Building)
DINNER SERVED 5:30 PM – ENTERTAINMENT 6:30 PM
COST $7.00 PER PERSON
* Menu is subject to change

Borough of Crafton Recreation Board R.S.V.P. 412-921-0752 x10 no later than Tuesday before dinner.

May Community Calendar

Swimming Pool News

The Pool Season is upon us! Pick up your Pool Membership, any weekday. Administrative Office, Borough Building 2nd Floor, starting Monday April 24, 2017. Pool passes sold between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Special Pool Membership Sale Hours:

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Crafton Swimming Pool Opening Day

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 12–8 PM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 1–7 PM
Monday, May 29th, 2017 1–7 PM
*Pool will be open on a modified schedule in conjunction with Carlynton School District Calendar.
Contact the Pool directly 412.921.9482 for questions regarding pool rentals, swimming lessons, and hours of operation.

Click here for more information on pool operating hours and pricing.

Complete this survey to help out the Crafton Public Library

** Please take a few minutes and complete this quick and easy survey about how the Crafton Public Library can better serve you and our community!! https://goo.gl/forms/BOGHB7sd14CLLSMl2

Community Farm Summer Planting

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! No experience needed!
Regular hours, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 PM to Dark, Sundays 9 AM to 11 AM.

May Senior Citizen Dinner

Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Doors open at 5:00 PM
Menu: Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and Cole Slaw!!
Entertainment: ICTUS Community Choir
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 5/16/17 to (412) 921-0752 x 10

Jason West/CIT Memorial

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Following the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Borough Building.
Location: Afton Avenue in Crafton Park

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Saturday – June 3rd, 2017
Crafton Public Library
More information to come!!
Contact the Library with questions?? 412.922.6877

Military Banner Program

Crafton Borough takes great pride in the men and women who have served our country in times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family from Crafton who have served our great country.
The Military Banner Program salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited in Crafton between Memorial Day and Veterans Day for years to come. Banners will also be displayed at www.troopbanners.com/Crafton.
For more information contact the Borough Administrative Office at 412.921.0752 x 10 or click here.

Borough News

Crafton/Ingram Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Council Chambers of the Community Center, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Crafton Borough Council and Ingram Borough Council will hold a public hearing and consider adopting the Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Compost & Wood Chipping

Crafton Borough offers chipping service for tree branches and limbs (excluding hedges/bushes). Wood chips and leaf compost are available to Crafton Residents for pick-up by appointment, or can be delivered for a fee. For more information contact the Borough Office.

Administrative Offices Closed

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Borough Administrative Offices closed in observance of Memorial Day

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Council Meeting for May will be held Monday the 8th, and Monday the 22nd. 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 – May 2017

Recreation Board – Monday, May 8th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, May 8th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Community Room

Trash Removal

Recycle dates for May are the 9th, and the 23rd. Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management @ 1.800.866.4460.
Questions regarding the new E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587.