Blackhawk School District Winter 2019

Blackhawk School District Winter 2019

Blackhawk Welcomes Mrs. Mowad Blackhawk is proud to welcome Andrea Mowad to our administrative team. Mrs. Mowad is serving as the Assistant Principal at both Blackhawk Intermediate School and Patterson Primary School. She has extensive experience working with...
Road Trip: Sahli Nature Park

Road Trip: Sahli Nature Park

Submitted by Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Protected by Hollow Oak Land Trust, this park offers pretty ponds, trails, a pavilion and a butterfly waystation. A teacher in-service day off school for my 12-year-old gave me the opportunity to road trip to a place...
Butterfly Releases at Sahli Nature Park

Butterfly Releases at Sahli Nature Park

On a sunny afternoon in the meadow at Sahli Nature Park, children and their families gathered around a netted cage full of fluttering butterflies. Pam Varga, the park naturalist, gently placed an orange and black Monarch butterfly onto the outstretched hand of each...
The Rock

The Rock

Pictured above: Crew moving the rock that now sits at the corner of Rt. 51 and Darlington Rd. in 1965. Some of you may wonder what the story is behind the “rock” that sits at the corner of Rt. 51 and Darlington Rd. Back in 1965, the  Chippewa Township Road crew found...
Sahli Nature Park Pollinator Conservation Project

Sahli Nature Park Pollinator Conservation Project

One third of the food we eat comes from plants that are pollinated by bees. Without bees and butterflies to carry pollen from one blossom to another, flowering plants cannot make fruits, vegetables or seeds. But the populations of our native bees and butterflies are...
Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

How a love for vintage mopeds is taking two Chippewa Township brothers on the road It’s a love affair that began for many Austrians in the 1970s and 1980s. Millions of MOtorized PEDal (moped) bikes were sold during that era, chiefly a brand named “Puch” – which...