October 23-31 was designated Red Ribbon Week to highlight the health hazards of illegal drug use as well as legal use, such as the nicotine in tobacco.
Research shows that a strong bond with a caring adult is one of the most powerful influences on the growth of a child into a responsible, caring, and competent young adult.
The Penn State Nutrition Links staff in Westmoreland County is presenting programs on healthy eating in many of the Westmoreland Food Bank pantries across the county.
A crowd of 80 gardening enthusiasts gathered September 14 at Donohoe Center to harvest tips from four Penn State Master Gardeners.
For many Pennsylvania 4-H members, State Achievement Days is a special event and a place to test their 4-H knowledge and skills.
The blueberry is a unique plant with unique requirements. If those requirements are provided, blueberries can be long-lived plants that produce for 50 years or longer. To learn more attend our Western PA Blueberry School.
On Saturday, November 9th and Monday, November 11th Better Kid Care offered a variety of professional development options for educators in the early care community. Topics included information on supervision, understanding the dynamics of families, insight of using praise and encouragement with children, and the importance of observation in supporting children’s development.
New Kensington concerned citizens met with Penn State Extension Economic and Community Development Educator John Turack to learn how to positively visualize the town's future as a community.
Better Kid Care outreach education is available in many counties throughout Pennsylvania from Extension Educators, Better Kid Care Coordinators and Extension Support Educators.
The radon in the air in your home generally comes from two sources: the soil or the water supply.
Westmoreland County 4-H Group performs at recent Galaxy Conference.
The Westmoreland County 4-H Program thanks all those who contributed to the success of the 2013 4-H Benefit Auction.
Many times things get put down our drains or flushed down our toilets that shouldn’t be because they can harm our septic systems or sewage treatment plants and ultimately our water quality and health. But what do you do with something like unused medication?
Facilitators provide the enthusiasm and energy necessary to fill the sessions with actively participating families.
An AMAZINGLY fun day was had by all who attended the end of summer picnic in the park hosted by the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.
Late blight is now confirmed on tomato in Lancaster, Chester, Indiana and Somerset Counties and is suspected in several others.
Westmoreland County holds a Rockets and Robots 3 day Science Camp.
Through a partnership with the Westmoreland Conservation District, our water resources educator is helping people protect and manage the water resources of the county through education on timely and emerging issues. Read more to learn how!