Free tax prep
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Free Tax Prep program is offering free virtual or hybrid tax preparation through April 10 for individuals across the region.
With these new virtual services, clients can upload their materials, and tax experts will prepare and review the return. The hybrid tax preparation entails two brief appointments in a safe environment, following CDC guidelines, to provide information and review the return. These services are available to residents in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties, and the program ensures low-income residents can maximize their refund and lessen the financial burdens from the pandemic.
Assistance from a volunteer tax preparer is available for individuals and families with a total annual income of up to $57,000. Additionally, free, do-it-yourself online tax assistance is available at myfreetaxes.com for all individuals and families. Visit pa211sw.org for more information.
Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection
The Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, a referral group of business professionals, will meet at the Eat’n Park on Route 60 in Robinson Township for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. March 3.
Speakers are Susan Ansell, CPA and Eddie Grimes of Good Advertising.
For details, visit gpbc-pgh.org or call 412-364-6446, ext. 302.
Borough seeks code enforcement officer
The Borough of Sewickley is seeking candidates for the position of code enforcement and zoning officer.
The code enforcement and zoning officer performs a variety of routine and complex professional and technical work in the application and enforcement of various property and land use related borough codes and regulations. This is a full-time position.
The employment application and position description may be found on the borough’s website under the section called “How Do I.” Once in that section, click on Apply for Employment Opportunities.
Interested candidates should submit a completed employment application, letter of interest, resume and five professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Marla Marcinko, Borough Manager, 601 Thorn St., Sewickley, PA 15143. The position will remain open until filled.
Child Health Association hosting virtual fundraiser
The Child Health Association of Sewickley has been dedicated to caring for children in our area for the past century. The all-volunteer organization typically produces a biennial play in conjunction with a black-tie optional gala to raise money in support of children’s causes in Western Pennsylvania. Because of the pandemic, a virtual wine tasting and skit will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27.
The virtual wine tasting will be led by Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf, winemaker and owner of Calistoga, Calif.-based Picayune Cellars. Picayune has been featured as a “Best Wine Destination” in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, with many wines, including those that are part of the tasting, having been honored with a 90-point score in the magazine. The skit to accompany the wine tasting will have a distinctly Sewickley take on the experience of lockdown during the pandemic.
Child Health’s mission is to nurture the whole child by supporting, through charitable giving and volunteer service, programs and services that address children’s emotional, physical, educational, cultural and recreational needs.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit childhealthassociation.org.
Beth Samuel offers programs online
Beth Samuel Jewish Center will host all programs through Zoom until further notice.
Upcoming programs include:
• Sisterhood Book Club discussion, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism” by Bari Weiss, 7 p.m. March 3
• Shabbat Across America, 7 p.m. March 5
Email BethSamuel Office@comcast.net for more information or Zoom login links.