girl scout incline patch


Take a ride on one of Pittsburgh’s most recognizable attractions! Although, extremely popular with tourist Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline has plenty to offer for those of us who are local to the area. My wife, Pam, is the Girl Scout troop leader of troop # 52669. She always looking for fun ideas that help create an enjoyable experience for the kids!

Recently, I was searching online and discovered that the Duquesne Incline offers a Scout Patch Program. I feel this can be a great learning experience for our youth and the opportunity to capture breath-taking views of our beautiful city!



Available daily – except Saturdays and Sundays after 12:00 noon due to weekend crowds and limited space.

For $6.00 per scout, the program includes:

A round trip ride on The Duquesne Incline

A discussion about inclines in Pittsburgh

A pictorial history of Pittsburgh’s industrial past

A visit to the machine room to observe the original hoisting equipment from 1877 in operation

A panoramic view of Downtown Pittsburgh and The North Shore from our observation deck 400 feet above the three rivers

A colorful patch depicting The Duquesne Incline

A fun Incline quiz to take with you

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Pittsburgh Duquesne Incline




The 2nd Annual Joey Fabus Super Hero 5K Run/1-Mile Walk will take place on September 18, 2016 at Bethel Park High School.  The route includes some of the streets located behind the school.  Race details are outlined below.

Wear your favorite Super Hero shirt or costume to honor Joey and all the hero’s fighting this horrible disease!

Joey Fabus was an 8 year old boy when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in May 2014. His cancer was DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) and the current survival rate is 0%. Most children afflicted with this disease die within 9-12 months of diagnosis. On January 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family, Joey died from DIPG. Current treatment options have not been successful. More research and funding are desperately needed.

The JFCCF began in honor of Joey Fabus to let the world know what an amazing boy he was, to raise awareness, and to raise funds to be donated to successful DIPG research facilities throughout the world in hope that a cure will be found for this awful disease.

With the race,  JFCCF hopes to raise awareness and important funding to someday help end DIPG in honor of Joey and all of the other children who have passed or are afflicted with this unspeakable disease.

Please tell all your friends about the 5K so they can either plan to run in it or volunteer to help make it a huge success.

We are also in need of as many sponsors as we could get to help offset cost. Sponsorship levels at listed at the bottom.
If you know of any business or corporations who would like to help please send us an email at fabusangels6pgh@verizon.net or contact Jonna Burke at jonna.burke52@gmail.com or 412-251-7395


Race Details
5K Race and 1-Mile Walk
5K Course Map: (Click “MENU” within the map for course details)

We’ve partnered with CrowdRise to help raise additional funds for DIPG Research!


Click “Register Online” to sign up  for the race
When asked if you want to use CrowdRise, choose Yes
Choose an existing team, create one, or simply sign up as an individual
Complete the registration process
CrowdRise will email you a personalized link
Share that link with family and friends, asking them to support you as you Run Over DIPG!

That’s it!   We’ll award prizes to the Top Three individual  fundraisers and Top Three fundraising teams!
Any questions or problems, just email us at JoeyFabus5K@gmail.com


Prices through August 31,2016:  $25/adult,  $15/child, 12 and under
Prices between September 1, 2016 and September 10, 2016: $30/adult, $15/child, 12 and under
Prices between September 11, 2016 through Race Day: $35/adult, $15/child, 12 and under
1-Mile Walk:  $15 through September 17, 2016.  Race Day: $20
T-shirts guaranteed if registered by September 1, 2016

Race Day Schedule

7:30am – 8:45am – Same Day Registration and Packet Pick up
9:00am – Race Start
10:00am – Award Ceremony

Overall Male/Female Winners:
1st Place:  Running Shoes courtesy ofFleet Feet Sports
2nd-3rd Place:  Dick’s Sporting Goods Cash
Age Group Winners:
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Computerized timing is being provided by Elite Runners Race Management.
There are no chips to attach to your shoes or tear away bibs.
Real-time, computerized results are available immediately after you finish and your results can be instantly shared with family and friends via text message, Face book or Twitter!
Packet Pick up
Fleet Feet Sports
1751 N. Highland Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Friday, September 16 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 17  10:00am – 5:00pm

For more Race information please contact Jonna Burke at jonna.burke52@gmail.com  Or the Foundation at joeyfabus@jfccf.org

We appreciate the support your registration fees provide.  Refunds cannot be given due to inclement weather or your inability to attend the event.





Saturday, September 17, 2016
12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Burkett Sports & Recreation Complex
Mark Your Calendars!



Robinson’s Autumn Festival brings folks from far and wide, young and old, to experience its once a year tradition. The Burkett Sports & Recreation Complex and the Daniel Tallon Memorial Field come alive with music, games, food, friends and fun! Each year more people are visiting the Autumn Festival and each year more vendors are taking part in this wonderful community event. We’re looking forward to having you attend this wonderful annual family event here in Robinson Township.

Make plans to attend the 14th Annual Autumn Festival in Robinson Township, scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016. The Robinson Parks & Rec Board are working on bringing back your old favorites and inviting new ones to make it the biggest and best Autumn Festival to date!

The Robinson Autumn Festival is growing every year. All community, booster organizations, sports organization, and businesses are encouraged to participate. You can still help us by being a Corporate Sponsor. A list of corporate sponsors are listed in the next column. If you live, work, or play in Robinson Township, you should take part in Robinson’s Autumn Festival. It’s a great way to network with other businesses and organizations, meet the people who support you, and have fun!

So be there from start to finish at the Autumn Festival. There’s food, entertainment, attractions, information, and fun for the whole family!

 Robinson Autumn Fall Festival   


If you would like to support Robinson Township’s Autumn Festival, please contact Robinson Township’s Activities Coordinator, Jane Tallon at 412-788-8120, ext. 234, or email her at jtallon@townshipofrobinson.com.

If you would like to become a vendor at this year’s Autumn Festival:


14th Annual Robinson Fall Festival


 South Fayette Community Day
Join Steel City Gamerz for this years South Fayette Community Day
Sat. Aug. 27, 2016, 11am-5pm, Fairview Park

First annual free community event at Fairview Park in South Fayette Township. The festival features entertainment, children’s activities, food, beer, vendors, community groups, games and much more! Fun for everyone!

Shuttle Bus / Parking Locations:
–Morgan Park, 515 Millers Run Road
–Star City, 100 Hickory Grade Road
–Kiddie Academy South Fayette, 3169 Washington Pike
–Zion Lutheran Church, 3197 Washington Pike

Main Stage Schedule (Upper Pavilion Area)
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony, featuring 12-year-old Ariel Cameroe singing the National Anthem

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Steelesque (Acoustic Duo)

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ruff Creek (Country)

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dave Iglar Band (Rock & Blues)

Community Stage (Lower Baseball Field Area)
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
South Fayette High School Show Choir Ladies

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
JuliAnne Wright, singer-songwriter

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Riversong String Ensemble

2:45p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Bollywood Tunes

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sanskruti School of Indian Dance & Music

All performances include at least one South Fayette Township resident, South Fayette High School student or South Fayette High School graduate.

• Beer Sales by Penn Brewery (Over 21 only)
• Food Vendors

Kids Zone:
• Petting Zoo
• Kid City DJ
• Bounce Houses
• Face Painting
• Balloons
• Caricatures
• Crafts
• Sports & Games

Activities & Attractions:
• Photo Booth
• Dozens of Vendors & Community Groups
• Raffles to benefit South Fayette Community Fund
• Miss Pennsylvania 2015 Ashley Schmider
• Cornhole Tournament
• Fire Safety Trailer

South Fayette Community Day Cornhole Tournament
Click on the link provided below to learn more!



 Mothers of Sorrow Festival Steel City Gamerz

Mother of Sorrows Parish, located at 4202 Old William Penn Hwy in Murrysville, is sponsoring a Community Festival on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th from 6 to 10PM.

Regardless of age, there is something for everyone….  from the “Taste of Murrysville”, a food court of Murrysville restaurants, to games, to a new X-treme Action Zone, to an exciting Vera Bradley Bingo.

Come and be a part of the festivities!

Remember the dates – Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th from 6 to 10 PM at Mother of Sorrows, Murrysville

Mothers of Sorrow Steel City Gamerz

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