Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Mega Bash

On Saturday May 13, 2017 the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual  Mega Sportsman Bash from noon to 5 pm. For a 50 dollar donation, you will gain entrance to this event along with food, drink, and multiple chances to win from the below prizes. Gates open at 11 am and early bird raffle (tickets sold before March 13th) is at 11:30 am. There will be a premium catered menu, it is free catered food and beverages. There are a lot of prizes, the top on being $25,000 cash! Located in Memorial Hall at the Castle Shannon VFD. Winners need not be present, except for early bird. Winners may win more than once.


Looking good, Vermont Ave.

10712An Alvern Gardens resident shared this photo with us after paving was completed on Vermont Avenue. The whole hill has been fully resurfaced.

We at Prudential Realty would like to thank all residents of Alvern Gardens for their patience and cooperation during construction.

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Lawrenceville’s Morcilla Makes Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant List — CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Bon Appétit is out with this year’s list of “The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants.” One of Pittsburgh’s own made the cut! Morcilla in Lawrenceville took the No. 4 spot on the list. Wow! Thank you @bonappetit So proud of our city and the team @MorcillaPgh #4 — Morcilla (@MorcillaPgh)…

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AAA, PennDOT Offer Back-To-School Safety Tips — CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Back-to-school time is right around the corner. With that, AAA East Central and PennDOT are offering tips to keep kids safe. Some of the advice may seem like common sense, but what many people might not be aware of are some of the fines associated with breaking school bus laws.…

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Vermont Ave. to be paved

All residents of Alvern Gardens apartments are likely aware by now that Vermont Ave. is due to be paved next week. Written notices were hand delivered to each apartment today, and as soon as the leasing office is notified by the Castle Shannon Police Department, they will post a second written notice in advance of the exact date of paving. The second notice will be posted on the front door of each building.

Paving will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the TBD date. During these hours, absolutely no vehicles will be allowed to park on Vermont Ave. Cars will be allowed back on the street after 5 p.m. but must be removed again by 7 a.m. the following day for paving to continue. Any vehicles parked on Vermont Ave. during the paving construction hours will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Anyone interested in renting a garage before paving begins, is welcome to stop by the leasing office or contact us at 412-561-4663. We do have garages available throughout the property and on Vermont Ave., so if you want to have a guaranteed parking spot during construction, inquire at your earliest convenience.

Residents who live in buildings with permit-only parking lots but have not yet picked up their permit at the leasing office, please do so before paving begins. If you have an old blue permit, please come in to upgrade to our new orange permits. Permits are provided free of charge. To receive a permit, you must provide your license and registration. If you can’t make it to the leasing office in person, please notify us. We can deliver a permit to your apartment if you fax or email us copies of the required paperwork.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank all of our residents for their patience and cooperation in this matter.

CSVFD Annual Carnival

Next week is the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival.

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Funnel cake is our favorite carnival food. What’s yours? Tell us in the comments below an share where in Pittsburgh you’ve had the best!


It’s not too late to get your $1 ticket for the car raffle and enter for your chance to win a Chevy, up to a $30,000 value.

The carnival starts at 7 p.m. each night and runs from Monday the 25th to Saturday the 30th. Closing times of the carnival will depend on attendance and the weather each night. The carnival takes place at the CSVFD, right off the Memorial Hall stop on the Blue Line of the “T”, and walking distance from Place Seville Apartments and Alvern Gardens Apartments.

Ride tickets can be bought for $2.50 at the ticket booth at the carnival. The typical carnival games of chance are also featured at the event, including poker tables and a duck pond.

There will be delicious carnival food: hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, hot sausage sandwiches, cheese sticks, french fries, funnel cake, ice cream, cotton candy, snow cones, and more.

This carnival is a key fundraiser for the Volunteer Fire Department, so we hope lots of people turn out to play games, ride rides, and enjoy tasty food. And, of course, one lucky visitor will drive home in a new Chevy!

Parking is free, but limited, so if you can take the “T” or walk, we don’t recommend driving to the carnival.


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Furry Tails: Lacie & Luther Are Waiting For Forever Homes — CBS Pittsburgh

Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to…

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4th of July Events in Pittsburgh Area

Independence Day is on Monday, and there’s plenty to do in Steel City to commemorate our nation’s birthday.

Have you ever helped fold a 36-foot flag? No? Well you’ll have a chance to participate in a ceremonial folding at Heinz History Center at noon on Saturday and Monday.

If you’d like to start celebrating early, Hotel Monaco is hosting is Biergarten Fourth of July Cook Aht from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, and again on Monday. This free event is taking place in their swanky rooftop Biergarten.

Visit Point State Park for Fourth at Fort Pitt between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday to hear revolutionary war era military music and witness the raising of the garrison flag at 11 a.m. Point State Park will be alive with food, music, and activities throughout the day, with festivities culminating in the annual fireworks display at 9:35 p.m.

The free annual Heinz Field Fourth of July Celebration takes place from 2 to 10 p.m. Live music starts at 5 p.m., and the field boasts the best view of the fireworks display.

Prudential Realty Company wishes everyone a happy, safe Independence Day!


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