September 2013 From the Neighborhoods of Hampton Township, PA Vol. 8 No. 5
The Hampton News
Whats Inside Police Log ...................................... 3
North Hampton Fire Dept. ........... 5
Real Estate ..................................... 6
North Hills Comm. Outreach ....... 6
Library News ................................. 8
Chefs Corner ................................ 9
Sports ...................................... 10-17
Depreciation Lands Museum. .... 19
State Rep. Hal English ................ 20
Current & Upcoming Events 21-22
Classified ...................................... 23
A Local Patriot Returns Home By Gail Scott
Will Power Inspiration for September Service
by Gina Hussar
Six-year-old Will Pilarski was all set to follow in his eight-year-old brother Noah's
footsteps this year by entering into his first year
of competitive gymnastics. But just over a
month ago, when headaches turned out to be
much more, his gymnastics path came to an
end, at least for now.
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Two Countries Find Common Ground on the Baseball Diamond
As part of the Pony League Friend-
ship Tour the Hampton Athletic Associa-
tion proudly hosted two Japanese base-
ball teams for exhibition games that were
played on our high schools new ball-
field. The tour was created to promote
friendly relations between the two coun-
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P off Elementary 2nd grade students in
Marilyn Adamss class had a spe-
cial pen pal in Afghanistan during
the 2012-2013 school year. The students
wrote cards, letters, and emails to Army
Private Connor Green while he was sta-
tioned in Afghanistan for eight months.
Private Green would write back to the stu-
dents and share photographs of his life in
the Army and also answer the childrens
many questions. Connor is a 2011 Hamp-
ton High School graduate. The children
had a special treat this August when they
got to meet him in person while he was
home on leave.
Mrs. Adams organized the event at the
Poff playground on August 13th where
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2013 RiverQuest Student Awards
B ritton Mills, Hampton High School and Michael Yakich,
Hampton Middle School, are the 2013 honorees who were
presented awards at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club on July 13,
2013, during RiverQuest's "RiverFest" fundraiser and special
event. Britton and Michael are among nine awardees who demon-
strated interest in environmental science and stewardship and met
the criteria for the awards.
Michael received a commemorative plaque, $50 award,
RiverQuest t-shirt, and a RiverQuest Family Saturday sail certifi-
cate for demonstrating environmental stewardship through his
studies and projects in
and around the commu-
nity. Michael is an
active member with the
Allison Park Sports-
man Club. He worked
with the water projects
in Pine Creek, Deer
Lakes and North Park.
include stocking fish in
North Park Lake and
Pine Creek. He attends
weekly meetings with
the Sportsman Club to further his
knowledge in science.
As for Britton, she received the
Ohio River Navigator Award which
includes: a commemorative plaque,
$100 award, RiverQuest t-shirt, and a
RiverQuest Family Saturday sail cer-
tificate. She demonstrated academic
interest and pursues coursework in
environmental science, volunteering at
the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, the
National Aviary and the Wildlife Re-
habilitation Center in Verona, PA. Britton Mills
Michael Yakich receiving his award
along with James Roddey as the MC
P L U M B I N G L L C RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Gas Sewer & Water Lines Water Heaters Camera Sewer Inspection and Line Location Electric Eel & Hydrojet Sewer Cleaning Backflow Preventers Faucets Fixtures Dye Tests Storm Drains Frozen pipes thawed
The Hampton Township Police Department is dedicated to en-
hancing the quality of life of the residents and guests by providing the
very best in law enforcement services. The twenty-two officers and
two civilian clerks take pride in serving the community in a profes-
sional and proactive manner. The HTPD consists of a fleet of 9 vehi-
cles, 1 ATV and 2 mountain bikes that are used for a variety of patrol
If you have a question or concern, visit:
www.hampton-pa.org/police.asp, and click on Frequently Asked
Questions section or e-mail: email@example.com.
The HTPD main numbers: Emergencies: 911.
Administrative use only: (412) 486-0400 or (724) 4437585.
A summary of noteworthy incidents that occurred between July
15th August 26th 2013.
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On Saturday, August 3rd at 7:20 a.m., Hampton Police were
dispatched to a possible burglary at the AT&T store located at
Shopper's Plaza. Upon their arrival, officers discovered the front
entry door to the business had the glass smashed out. The manager
advised he would have to conduct an inventory to know exactly
what was taken. Investigation to continue.
On Friday, August 16th, several residents from Shawnee
Court reported that their mailboxes were damaged sometime over-
night. No suspects at this time.
On Wednesday, August 21st, several residents from LeTort
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Because I care about all of you, I am going to put
myself out there and share a not-so-fantastic parenting
moment. This morning, after a night of tossing and
turning, I woke up to my youngest throwing tantrum
after tantrum, walking around like a little chubby
bomb waiting to explode at any moment. Youre
being SUCH a baby! I heard myself say. Hes 15
months old, people. I called my baby a baby. Ill re-
move myself from the Mother of the Year contest-
But let me defend myself for a moment. I see his
wheels turning. I see that inner monologue going and
Im convinced that the inner monologue sounds some-
thing like that the guy that does the voiceovers for
horror movie trailers. Sometimes I think he thinks to
himself, Im so glad we are going shopping. I will
wait patiently until we get to the checkout line and
then, when the cart is full and just enough people are
around, I will break into hysterics for no good reason
and make everyone there think she is completely inca-
pable as a mother. This is the kid with the 10 octave
squeal. This is the kid who has made me THAT per-
son, the one everyone looks at in restaurants.
Thank GOODNESS for my super strong inner
peace force field! And for time spent in silence. It was
in such a time that the BEST parenting method came
to me, and its a method I have used with all of my
kids and more and more often, my spouse as well.
Here it is:
BEST- Breathe, Empathize, Solve, Toss
When your kids push your buttons, talk back, spill
something, act out in public, scream on airplanes or
whatever, try handling it the BEST way.
Breathe. When you take a sec to breathe, you stop
yourself from REACTING. When we take one breath,
its just long enough to diffuse the frustration and to
keep us from acting like someone we wouldnt even
want to share a cab with.
Empathize. SO often we over react because we are
expecting our children to behave in a way that they are
not emotionally capable of. Even our teenagers lack
the same level of adult control that most of us have. Is your child tired?
Feeling that you dont trust him? Most of the time our kids are not trying
to drive us insane. Take poor behavior as a message. What message are
they trying to send that they arent ready to verbalize? Manage your expec-
tations. If you take your kids to the grocery store when they are sick and
exhausted, guess what? Its kind of your fault.
Solve. Solve the problem. And if they are old enough, get them involved
in the solution so that they begin to think about problem solving for them-
selves. Ask, Any ideas on how we can fix this? If they are tiny and it
means cutting your shopping trip short? Do it. The best solutions are the
ones that get them thinking or the ones that diffuse the anxiety for you
Toss. Toss it out. The second you solve it, stop thinking about it. Give
them a hug. Get on with your day. My husband has a tendency to stay mad
for three hours over a broken remote. Its broken. Breathe. Empathize. Did
you put the remote where the 15 month old could get to it? Solve. Fix it or
buy a new one. And Toss. RIP remote. We had some good times. And now
Onward and upward, just a little step closer to sanity. =)
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Chief John Schwend Monthly Report
Monthly Incident Summary:
CO Alarm No Ill Effects 4
Commercial Fire Alarm 8
Gas Leak / Smell of Gas 1
Pumping Detail 4
Residential Fire Alarm 5
Smoke Investigation / Burning Odor 4
Vehicle Accident No Entrapment 9
Vehicle Accident W/ Entrapment 1
Wires Down / Transformer Problem 8
Total Incidents for the Month 46
Total Incidents for 2013 269 Congratulations to Firefighter Nolan Flynn for responding to
his 500th career incident with NHVFD as well as Lieutenant
Jordan Brennan for responding to his 1500th incident.
Numerous storms came through the area this month causing a number of pumping related incidents as well as
many calls for wires down and poles on fire
NHVFD was dispatched to a business on West Hardies Rd. for smoke in the building after a lightning strike. Crews
investigated and found the air conditioning unit had been
struck. Power was secured to the unit and no further action
NHVFD responded along with HVFD to the report of a
tractor accident with entrapment on Sweet Water Pl. One
patient with a head injury was unable to get out of the tractor
that had rolled on its side. Crews removed the windshield
with screw drivers to assist EMS in gaining access to the
We can always use new members who are interested in fire-
fighting, fire police or as drivers only. There is a place in the
department for anyone who is interested in helping. Please
contact an officer at 724-443-5250, or visit our website at
North Hills Community Outreach
NHCO Winter Coat Collection NHCO is collecting new and gently used winter coats for local families in need during September and October. All sizes are appre-
ciated; childrens and adult XL and XXL are especially needed.
Coats should be clean and have working zippers. Donations can be
dropped off at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison
Park, PA 15101, Monday Friday, 9am-4pm, during September and
October. For more information, pl...