Bills for new stormwater fee mailed

Jordan Tax Service, which collects taxes for Hampton Township, recently sent out bills for the new Stormwater Management Fee being levied to help pay for state and federally mandated work to control flooding and reduce water pollution.

In January, Hampton residents were notified by letter about the new fee, which is $115 for a single-family residence.

Residents who pay the bill at one time will receive a 2% discount. Bills also can be separated into three equal payments.

Information about how the collected money will be used is available online.

La Roche hosting events for new, transfer students

La Roche University invites high school and transfer students and their families to experience the campus in McCandless during Preview Nights from Feb. 22 to 24.

The on-campus event provides opportunities for students to meet staff, hear from current students, explore majors and learn how to apply and pay for college. Registration is required at

Students can choose from three major-specific Preview Nights:

• Feb. 22: Accounting, film, finance, graphic design, information technology, interior design, international management and marketing.

• Feb. 23: Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, child and family studies, computer science, criminal justice, engineering, exercise and sports science, pre-dental and math.

• Feb. 24: communications, education, international studies and dance.

Temperature screenings, face coverings and social distancing are required. Hand sanitizer stations also will be available at multiple locations.

For more information, send an email to: [email protected] or call 412-536-1272.

Transfer students should email: [email protected] or call 412-536-1260.

Send us your fish fry info

To get your nonprofit’s fish fry listed in the Hampton Journal and online, send complete information in writing to Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084 or email [email protected]

Winter Art Show

The annual Winter Show at the North Hills Art Center runs through Feb. 26 and will include a virtual display of pieces for people who want to avoid in-person gatherings.

The show, titled “Where Love Dwells,” benefits the nonprofit group Hello Neighbor, which helps refugee families with children settle in the Pittsburgh area.

The virtual show kicked off Feb. 6 on the art center’s YouTube channel, with a juried exhibition in the gallery through Feb. 26.

“This show visually depicts the meaning of ‘home’ across different countries and cultures and shows what is important to us and what makes a house a home,” said Kim Freithaler, the art center’s executive director. “In addition to our 79 local artists’ entries, we have 16 pieces created by refugee family members who come from Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Nepal/Bhutan.”

Hello Neighbor helps refugee families assimilate in their new homes in the Pittsburgh area by assigning them a mentor.

The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. The art center is located at 3432 Babcock Blvd. in Ross.

Hampton summer jobs

Hampton is accepting applications for seasonal help for various positions including outdoor lifeguards, concession and maintenance staff, summer play camp counselors, youth tennis instructor and community center service desk staff.

Applications for any of the positions can be picked up at the Community Center service desk or downloaded from the township’s website.

More information about the requirements of the positions is available in an online copy of the township’s newsletter.

Pool memberships

Memberships to use Hampton’s community swimming pool are now available.

Membership applications for the pool and other facilities including the community and fitness center are available on the township’s website.

Block Party To Go charity fundraiser

Participants in North Hills Community Outreach’s annual block party fundraiser won’t be able to gather in person this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the North Hills charity and social service agency is still planning to party.

Have fun at home with a “Block Party To Go” party bag. The adult bags include a do-it-yourself pizza kit, wine, dessert, a game and more. The children’s bag includes a craft kit from Dots and Doodles, snacks and other items.

Some of the bags will include a “bonus” gift card to a local restaurant or business. The first 300 party-to-go kits will include a link to play BuzzWorthy Pub Trivia.

More information and an order form for party bags are available online at NHCO/Block-Party.

Free tax prep

A free tax preparation service is being offered by the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania through April 10.

The service is available virtually or through a combination of online and in-person meetings.

Clients can upload their materials, and tax experts will prepare and review the return. The hybrid tax preparation will require two brief appointments in a safe environment, following covid-19 guidelines, to provide information and review the return.

The service is available to residents in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Assistance from a volunteer tax preparer is available for people and families with a total annual income of up to $57,000.

A free, do-it-yourself online tax assistance program is available at

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