On January 17, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted Grants will be distributed to schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science classes and teacher training. Ambridge Area School District.was awarded $35,000 for computer science classes and teacher trainings in the elementary schools. The grant, written and submitted by Dr. Welter, will focus on Apple’s primary computer science curriculum Everyone Can Code. Each elementary school will receive a new cart of iPads. Several staff members are involved in the extensive 6-day training sessions provided by PA Department of Education. We look forward to this new opportunity to enrich the curriculum for our students.
Congratulations to local company, Broadhill Travel for receiving national recognition from the International brand Sandals Resorts.
"I was happy with everyone getting out and competing today. Although it was the first meet of the season, we had many good individual performances today," said head coach Gary Aldrich.
Commercial demolition of 439/441 Merchant Street should begin soon according to the Borough. Contract was awarded to the lowest bidder. This will likely occur before 418/420 Merchant Street (the old tuxedo shop) is taken down, still pending full funding and approvals.
Residential demolitions slated for this winter are set to happen at 915 5th Street, 1633 Church Street, and 320 Duss Avenue. All part of the Borough's continuing efforts to address blight in the area.
Photo by Ryan Donnelly / Ambridge Connection
Nine Ambridge Pastors and Eight Churches Form an Alliance to Begin Addressing Needs in Ambridge as One Body
Nine Ambridge Pastors and Eight Churches Form Ambridge Ministerium—One Body ( left to right) Body ( left to right) Pastor Jason Wilson, Village Church Pastor Kenneth Sachs, Church Planter vintage Rev. Dennett Buettner, Church of the Savior Pastor Brock Covington, Ambridge Alliance Church Rev. David Ketter, Church of the Savior Vicar Jason Coley, St John's Lutheran Church Pastor Thomas Manning, Allison Park Church: Ohio River Campus Missing from photo Matt Klenk, First Baptist Rick Thornhill, New Hope Community Church Photo by Felicia Mycyk/Ambridge Connection
The variance was requested by Beemac Trucking who are looking to use property it has acquired on which to place a truck repair and maintenance center, from which trucks will be coming and going all day in Ambridge.
Video by Musinga Bayingana/ Ambridge Connection
In a battle at Ambridge, the Bridgers held on down the stretch against the Quaker Valley full-court press to win 50-47.
Photos by Joshua Vucetich/Ambridge Connection
Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1 million was sold in Beaver County.
Lottery officials said the jackpot-winning ticket was sold for Sunday’s drawing and matched all five balls drawn: 10-25-32-36-42.
On Saturday a group of teachers and teaching assistants from Highland and Economy took the plunge into the frigid Beaver River in the 2020 Beaver County Polar Plunge. This year's plunge raised over $115,000 for Beaver County Special Olympics!