Monday, April 22, 2013
Crews will begin dismantling the wooden Playtime Palace at Community Park this week.
The new Cranberry Kids Castle playground at Community Park got off to a running start Saturday—literally. To celebrate the closure of the wooden Playtime Palace, which is being replaced by the Kids Castle, a 5K and 1-mile race was held to support the new playground. Playground committee member Corrine Satriano, who organized the race, said event should raise more than $10,000 to benefit the playground. About 143 runners and walkers participated in Saturday's 5K, she said. The mother of two young children, Satriano, who lives near the playground, said she’ll miss Playtime Palace, but she’s also excited for the park’s future. “I’m just so excited to give back to the community,” she said. “I think this will be a great, active, healthy thing …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Work will begin soon on the new Cranberry Kids Castle. Here’s how to get involved.
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Saturday, April 13
The end of Playtime Palace is near. April 20 through April 22 marks the end of Cranberry Township's beloved wooded playground at Community Park. Disassembly of the 22-year-old play structure will take place that weekend along with 5K and 1-mile races to support the Kids Castle, a larger and more varied replacement playground to be built nearby, a statement from the township said. Organizers of the project are inviting everyone who has ever used Playtime Palace to join in the Kids Castle races starting at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Groundbreaking for the new playground and the unveiling of its 'TODAY' section— the community-build portion of the playground with designs based on drawings by 3,500 local students—will take place at 8:55 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Playground committee member Erin McClymond gives readers the scoop on how to contribute to the new playground at Community Park.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Cranberry location is the first in the Pittsburgh area.
Battery Giant of Pittsburgh is celebrating its new location in Cranberry by donating to the new Cranberry Kids Castle playground at Community Park. “We wanted to be involved in the community and the timing was just perfect,” said store owner Jim Logan. The store, located at 10 St. Francis Way and Route 19, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday with The Chamber of Commerce Inc. and representatives of Sen. Pat Toomey and Sen. Randy Vulakovich’s office. The location, which is part of a national franchise, is the first Battery Giant to open in the Pittsburgh area. To mark its opening, the store will hold a community charity battery-recycling event Saturday, April 13 to benefit the Kids Castle playground, which is set to replace the wooden …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The restaurant is donating a portion of proceeds from sales to the upcoming playground in Cranberry.
Another local restaurant is throwing its support behind the upcoming Cranberry Kids Castle Playground at Community Park. Stella Tomko, marketing manager for Quaker Steak & Lube in Cranberry, said the restaurant is now a Business Ambassador for the playground, which will replace the wooden Playtime Palace at the park. “We are very happy and excited to take part in such a huge project,” Tomko said. From 5 to 10 p.m. on the first Monday of each month for the next six months, Quaker Steak & Lube will donate 10 percent of the proceeds of any food purchase to the playground project. To qualify, customers must either show a flyer that supports the playground or their "official" Playground Designer Membership Cards. The “PDMC” cards were given …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The new playground at Cranberry Community Park will feature lots of unique structures designed to pique your child's imagination.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sandy Hook native Erin McClymonds blogs about the importance of a united community.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Moe’s in Cranberry will donate a dollar of every burrito sold in February towards the construction of the new playground.
Diners at the Moe’s Southwest Grill along Route 228 will be able to donate to the new Cranberry Kids Castle playground just by being hungry. Throughout February, Mike Geiger and John Iaquinta, owners of the Moe’s location in Cranberry, will donate a dollar of every burrito sold at the restaurant to help fund the new playground being planned for Cranberry’s Community Park. The Kids Castle, which is the nonprofit Cranberry Township Community Chest’s 2013 Project of the Year, is scheduled to replace the park’s wooden Playtime Palace. “I think this hits home a lot more for John and I because we have four kids between us,” Geiger said of raising money for the new playground. They’ll also be users of the park. Geiger lives in Mars while Iaquinta…