Sept. 19 will be ladies day at the Buhl Farm Golf Course in Hermitage.
Up to 28 teams of women golfers are expected to "T-Off for Buhl."
Participants will pay $45 for a nine-hole scramble with all proceeds going to the Buhl Farm's First Tee Program, which provides instruction and encouragement for young golfers. The price includes a cart, lunch at the Buhl Farm Casino and prizes.
Teams have the choice of a 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. scramble.
Team captains must submit entire team entry fees by Sept. 1. Team forms are available at area golf pro shops or at the Buhl Farm Golf course at 1290 Forker Blvd.
Looking for artists: If you have some artistic talent, the Valley Arts Guild may be looking for you.
The guild, with headquarters in Sharon, is seeking entries for the 2001 Buhl Day Art Show at Buhl Farm in Hermitage Sept. 3.
Both fine arts and photography entries will be accepted.
Entry forms are available at the guild office at 10 Vine Ave. and must be returned by Friday .
Lawrence recycling: Lawrence County's good recycling record isn't anything to throw in the trash.
State officials are recognizing the county's recycling efforts by giving it a $7,362 grant from Department of Environmental Protection's recycling performance grant program.
County officials say the money will be used to increase recycling rates to reach a statewide goal of recycling 35 percent of all municipal waste by 2003.
The grant is based on total tons recycled by Lawrence County as well as the county's overall recycling rate for fiscal year 1999.
Help for Hoyt: The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle is also getting some help from the state.
A support grant of $7,809 from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts will be given to the group, said state Rep. Chris Sainato of New Castle, D-9th.
The money comes from a state program meant to fund programs for individual artists and school districts.
The Hoyt Institute will use the money to pay for arts programs, lectures, concerts, workshops and exhibits.
Landfill fight: Lawrence County Commissioners have a new ally in their fight against a proposed landfill near McConnell's Mill State Park.
The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania voted to formally support a moratorium on the issuance of any landfill permits or landfill expansion permits in the state until such time as there is a demonstrated capacity need.
The resolution submitted by Lawrence County Commissioner Ed Fosnaught and Columbia County Commissioner Chris Young was approved Tuesday during the association's general session at the annual convention in Seven Springs. Both counties face proposed landfills.
In Lawrence County, Sechan Industries has applied for a permit to locate a landfill in Lawrence and Butler counties, about 1,000 feet from McConnell's Mill State Park and Slippery Rock Creek.
Commissioners say they want to stop new landfills in the state because the Department of Environmental Protection reports that the state's existing landfills have the capacity to continue accepting waste at the current rate for the next 12 years. They also report that 51 percent of the 19,088,615 tons of garbage in Pennsylvania landfills came from out of state.
XContributors: Harold Gwin of The Vindicator Sharon Bureau and Laure Cioffi of the New Castle Bureau.