In This Issue of Chippewa Life

Is Milkweed Really a “Weed?”

Is Milkweed Really a “Weed?”

Submitted by PAM VARGA, Sahli Park Manager What exactly is a “weed”? From a gardener’s point of view, a weed is simply a plant growing where you don’t want it. Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet and philosopher who lived from 1803 to 1882, said that a weed is a...

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Getting Your Home Ready for the Season As the winter chill fades away and the vibrant colors of spring begin to emerge, it’s the perfect time to give your home some much-needed TLC. Spring is not only a season of renewal in nature but also an excellent opportunity to...

Managing Spring Allergies

Managing Spring Allergies

Tips for a Breathable Home Environment As the spring season unfolds and nature bursts into bloom, many homeowners find themselves grappling with the unwelcome companionship of seasonal allergies. From pollen to mold spores, allergens abound in the air, triggering...

Spring Gardening Guide

Spring Gardening Guide

Tips for Cultivating Your Home Greenery Plan Your Garden Layout: Before diving into planting, take some time to plan your garden layout. Consider factors such as sunlight exposure, soil quality, and space availability. Sketch out your garden beds, deciding what plants...

Encouraging Outdoor  Winter Fun for Kids

Encouraging Outdoor Winter Fun for Kids

National Play Outside Day, observed on the first Saturday of each month, is a celebration that encourages families and communities to embrace the great outdoors, regardless of the season. While many may associate outdoor play with the warm days of summer, it’s just as...

Around Town

From Our Police Department

From Our Police Department

Submitted by Eric S. Hermick, Chief of Police COPS CORNER: Chippewa Police Department is announcing the retirement of Officer Mark E. Sommer, effective March 31, 2024. Mark is well known for his ability to perform community service - he loved to meet and talk with...

From Our Police Department

From Our Police Department

Submitted by Eric S. Hermick, Chief of Police Camp Kon-O-Kwee Several officers from Chippewa Police provided escorts and traffic control to ensure the participants were safe while traversing the course. The event was held to raise money for expenses related to the...

The Majestic Norway Spruce

The Majestic Norway Spruce

Submitted by PAM VARGA, Sahli Park Manager One of my favorite things at Sahli Nature Park are the majestic Norway Spruce trees growing along the edges of the pond and throughout the park. These towering evergreens with their long sweeping branches provide cool green...

From Our Fire Department

From Our Fire Department

Submitted by DAVID M. PRYZBYSZ, Assistant Chief It is hard to believe that yet another summer has already come and gone! Those warm, humid, and often thunderstorm filled days have quickly been replaced by the cooler, more grey days of Autumn. Soon the beautiful bright...

Pennsylvania’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Pennsylvania’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Blackhawk’s own Mr. Ryan D. Hardesty was awarded the Pennsylvania 2023 Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Hardesty teachers seventh and eighth grade social studies at Highland Middle School. Mr. Hardesty represented Blackhawk at the national teacher leadership conference...

Community Info

From the Real Estate Tax Collector’s Office

From the Real Estate Tax Collector’s Office

Submitted by LINDA RAWDING, Tax Collector 2024 township tax bills were mailed at the beginning of march. If you did not receive your bill, call the office at 724-846-4824 and i will mail or e-mail a copy to you.   The discount deadline on township bills is April 30,...

From Our Police Department

From Our Police Department

Submitted by Eric S. Hermick, Chief of Police COPS CORNER: Chippewa Police Department is announcing the retirement of Officer Mark E. Sommer, effective March 31, 2024. Mark is well known for his ability to perform community service - he loved to meet and talk with...

From Our Fire Department

From Our Fire Department

Submitted by DAVID przybysz, Deputy Chief Happy Spring! While many are disappointed that our winter wasn’t very white, others are rejoicing that their snow shovels were barely used! A sure sign of Spring for us is the preparation work that goes into sending out our...

From the Recreation Office

From the Recreation Office

With the winter weather upon us, and more in store for the next few months, let’s not focus on the mostly dreary days ahead.  This is a great time to get comfy, get cozy, and take in all the winter season brings.  Let’s focus on the fun that can be had in the winter...

From Our Fire Department

From Our Fire Department

Submitted by DAVID M. PRYZBYSZ, Deputy Chief  It sure didn’t take long for the bright autumn leaves of red and orange to fall to the ground. The wind has now turned crisp and cold and the people who, at least, think they know, are predicting the white stuff will soon...

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