The Demonstration Gardens at Donohoe Center

We thought we’d share a great little destination that is a short drive from Scottdale. Many novice gardeners may already know about this little gem…..and perhaps some do not. Regardless, it’s a fun, quick trip to see several different types of excellent gardens that are on display at the Donohoe Center in Greensburg, PA.

Over 180 Master Gardeners from Westmoreland county maintain these ‘demonstration’ gardens located right across Route 30 from Westmoreland Mall.  Over twelve different types of gardens are on display as well as a walk-through pollinator garden.

The gardens are located at Donohoe Center, 214 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA.  The gardens are open for self guided tours daily from 9am till duck. The best part is that it doesn’t cost a dime and more than likely you will pick up a few gardening ideas as well.

If you can’t make it….enjoy some of the flowers……

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Submit Your Events to the Scottdale Online Community Calendar

Event calendarSubmit your next event or fund raiser to be included in the Scottdale Online Community calendar.

Yard sales, fund raisers, special programs and any event that may be of interest to people in our area are invited.

Please note, this calendar is intended for private events or non-profits organizations. If you are a for-profit business and would like to promote your business, please contact us and we can work something out to accommodate you.

This submission service is 100% free. We only ask that you make your submission a few days before your event. In some cases, it may take us up to 24 hours to post the event.

Just follow this link or click ‘Submit your Event’ on the top menu to add your event to the calendar.

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April Jackholes Bring May Flowers

It’s a strange world we live in.

On a daily basis, there is never any shortage of interesting news. The problem is, most of the interesting news is not on your national network broadcasts. I mean, really, why report any truth at all when you can fabricate a perfectly good lie to help people enjoy their evening dinner?

For your consideration……….

Keep watching mainstream news folks……this pretty much sums up what mainstream media in this country have become. NBC’s Lester Holt……after receiving the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism said that fairness in journalism is ‘overrated’.

“I think it’s become clearer that fairness is overrated,” Holt said. “The idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in. That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time or attention. Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite.”

The communists don’t even try to hide anymore.

It’s amazing to see how the government is kicking the Covid can down the road a year later. Visit Facebook or any other social media platform and you will find no shortage of friends and family willing to let the government strip away more of their rights…..all for a virus that STILL has a 99.8 survival rate.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard rumors of the government requiring a ‘vaccine passport’. Apparently this passport will prove that you have received the ‘vaccine’ and that you are a ‘safe’ citizen……. free to attend sporting events, concerts, movies, etc. Without the passport, your freedoms as a human being will be obviously curtailed if not eliminated altogether.

I fully expected this sort of totalitarian behavior from the new administration, but I did have a question about what the plans were to deal with the people that won’t take the vaccine.

I think I got my answer.

Harry Litman, a former Department of Justice official, tweeted on Sunday, “Vaccine passports are a good idea. Among other things, it [sic] will single out the still large contingent of people who refuse vaccines, who will be foreclosed from doing a lot of things their peers can do. That should help break the resistance down.”

I don’t recall this country ever discussing how to silence dissent……at least not on this scale.

Should be fun…….

In keeping with the whole vaccine theme, the CDC has released the results of their VAERS database (Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System) that tracks deaths resulting from adverse reactions to vaccines. Keep in mind this tracks ALL vaccines….not just the gene therapy shot that everyone is clamoring to get.

Apparently, there is a 6000% increase in deaths at the end of the first quarter of 2021 when compared to the first quarter of last year.

As of March 19, 2021, 1754 people have died of adverse reactions to a vaccine.  Is the 6000% increase directly related to the covid inoculation?

I have no idea, but I always like to have as much information as possible before I let mad scientists shoot some type chemical into my arm.

You can read the full report HERE.

Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Trump and a Fox News contributor recently posted a video of herself interviewing President Trump on a range of issues.

The response she received from the Facebook overlords is chilling……..

“In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the account,” an email from “Katelyn” read.

If you don’t own a business that you are trying to promote, why would you use this turd of a platform to do anything?  I guess people just don’t care that much……which is kinda how we got the country into the position we’re in today.

Well, one thing the imaginary ‘pandemic’ has done for me is weened me off of professional sports……for the most part anyway. I wouldn’t walk across the street to see an NBA or MLB game, and professional football is all but dead for me. Once you start selling out and promoting politics or causes during sporting events, I’m out. I used to watch sports for entertainment……now it’s almost as bad as watching CBS report the news.

Now….it looks as though it’s starting to take hold in professional hockey. The NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes released this little tidbit…….

As a fan, I have no use for this……there is a time and place for everything…….

I have discovered I seem to be a ‘guilt by association’ kind of guy. I cannot bring myself to watch any of the network news outlets, or Fox and Newsmax, because in my opinion, they are just incredible biased liars that rank right up there with some of the great propaganda machines from history. (Pravda and TASS come to mind….. not familiar? Look it up.)

In turn, I find that watch less and less of local affiliate news just because of their parent organizations. KDKA, WTAE, WPXI…….never turn ’em on much anymore. Yep…..guilt by association. Well, that and their weather men aren’t very good and some of their reporters are really weird. I WILL turn on Fox every now and then to watch old reruns of Two and a Half Men.


Teacher leave them kids alone………

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Sleepy Joe is Driving the Weenie Boat

So it’s been a busy week for our placeholder president Joe Biden. He has pretty much proven that contrary to his campaign platform, he is hardly a moderate. In three short days, Joe was pretty busy.

Joe BidenSo far, he has…….

Lost about 80,000 jobs……

Banished the National Guard to a parking garage in Washington DC.

Sent troops into Syria.

Pretty much ended U.S. energy independence.

All but admitted he really doesn’t have a plan for Covid-19.

Eliminated women sports.

Broke his own mask mandate hours after he signed it.

Is preparing to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

For all intents and purposes, ended deportations.

Oh, I forgot that we’ll be counting illegal aliens in the U.S. census.

I can’t hardly wait to see what he does next week.

Trump looks better already.

I guess we’ll have to stay political with some of these random tidbits……

I find it amusing that when the Antifa and BLM thugs were destroying American cities (…and still are) , the Democrats lost their minds when Trump suggested sending in the military to control the situation. Yet, when it came time to inaugurate Chinese Joe, they mobilized a military force small enough to conquer many small countries just so they would feel safe from crazed Trump supporters.

Speaking of the crazed Trump supporters, and correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the news media tell everyone they had ‘credible’ information that there was going to be violent protests at the capitols in all 50 states on inauguration day? I hope nobody was hurt.

White House press briefings should be fun.

For the first few days….and more often than not, press secretary Jen Psaki was responding to questions by simply stating, “I don’t have anything on that right now”. I expect she’s not gonna have much of anything either as time marches on.

If you drive a car, I will refresh your memories from a few short years ago……there was talk of instituting a tax on every mile that you drive your car. Well, our new Transportation Pete Buttigieg is trying to resurrect the idea so he can fund our ‘transportation’ infrastructure. Hey Pete, come to Pennsylvania….the only time our roads are fixed is when in snows enough to fill up the potholes.

You can’t make it up……

Uganda had an election last week and the government ordered all internet access points in the country to ban access to social media sites Twitter and Facebook.

President Yoweri Museveni, 76, apologized for the inconvenience caused by the ban, but said Uganda had no choice after Facebook removed several accounts tied to his reelection campaign.

Twitter was apparently upset.

“Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps. We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet”

I agree……who would block or hinder social media users……or worse, try to sway an election by denying service to people looking for information?

BTW…… Museveni won the election in a landslide.

Wear your mask……..

I am the eye in the sky, looking at you, I can read your mind

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas “Tree-Cycling”

Christmas Tree RecyclingWestmoreland Cleanways and Recycling reminds everyone to recycle their real Christmas trees. After the festivities are finished, give a gift to Mother Nature by taking your tree to one of the many drop-off sites located throughout Westmoreland County.

Tree-cycling is truly giving a gift back to the community.  Proper disposal of a real tree is beneficial to the environment.  In most cases, real trees thrown away with the garbage end up taking up space in a landfill.  However, recycling your Christmas tree returns it to nature.  The trees will be chipped into mulch and used to beautify community parks, eventually decomposing into valuable humus to nourish and renew the soil.

There is no cost to recycle your Christmas tree;  however, two organizations that host tree recycling sites; Boy Scout Troup 239 at Schramm’s Farm & Orchards in Penn Township and Murrysville-Export Rotary, collect donations to fund their own projects.

All locations require that trees are completely bare of ALL decorations and lights when dropped off.  This includes any tree bags or wrappings used to transport the tree to the drop-off site.

Sponsors of this year’s Christmas tree recycling program include: Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, James A. Rutter Company in Murrysville, Penn Township, and the Borough of Youngwood.

 Ellen Keefe, Executive Director of Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, commented:  “Although many holiday traditions were canceled this year and family celebrations will be smaller, tree cycling around the County remains a constant.   Let your tree go full circle by giving it back to the earth.”

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Christmas House

Lions Club Christmas House Decorating Contest

Scottdale Centennial Lions Club is holding a Christmas House Decorating Contest.

There will be three categories:
Most Colorful
Most Creative
The winner of each category will receive a $50 gift certificate to a business of their choice here in town.

Judging will be done the week of the 13 and the winners announced on December 19.

The judges will be from our District Lions Association.
To enter your home visit this LINK.
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