Conceptual plans released for 2 new Hempfield parks | TribLIVE.com

Public input sought

Area residents will have the opportunity to give their input on the project during Monday’s public meeting located at the Hempfield Township Municipal Building, 1132 Woodward Drive. Plans will also be available for viewing at public events over the next few months, and a meeting closer to Walden Court is being planned.

Officials hope to finalize plans by November.

The move to create a community area near the high school was previously discussed in 2001, when the township contracted with Astorino Pellis Architects of Greensburg to build a $17 million recreation center.

Supervisors stopped preliminary plans after questions arose about the scope of the project and the architect’s $1.2 million fee.

The township has moved forward with other projects since, including the a

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Why Are People Homeless? 

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty currently estimates that each year at least 2.5 to 3.5 million Americans sleep in shelters, transitional housing, and public places not meant for human
habitation. At least an additional 7.4 million have lost their own homes and are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity.

But data related to homelessness are far from exact. Part of the difficulty is that there are different definitions of homelessness now in use. For example, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
development (HUD) uses a narrow definition largely limited to people living in shelters, in transitional housing and in public places.

Homeless family sleeping in the streets of KolkataIndia (top); a homeless man in ParisFrance (bottom)

The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) uses a broader definition that
includes families who are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity. Another difficulty concerns methodology. HUD reports annual “Point-in-Time” counts of the “unsheltered” homeless population; however, the methodology used to collect those numbers varies by community and is often deeply flawed.2 HUD also reports annual counts of the sheltered population; this number varies with shelter apacity, which depends on variables such as available funding.

Source: Greensburg Pennsylvania Homeless Shelter List

Sourc:e: https://nlchp.org/

PENNSYLVANIA CICADAS: 17-year cicadas expected to emerge soon

For the last 17 years, millions of these cicadas have been sleeping in the ground, but in May they will come out of hibernation and start buzzing.

They are different from the kind of cicadas seen and heard in Western Pennsylvania every summer.

For the last 17 years, millions of these cicadas have been sleeping in the ground, but in May they will come out of hibernation and start buzzing.

They will make their appearance as soon as soil 8 inches down reaches an average of 64 degrees.

They will stick around for about six weeks, reproducing and being very loud, before the droning buzz fades away for another 17 years

Source: PENNSYLVANIA CICADAS: 17-year cicadas expected to emerge soon