Category Archives: Communities
Posted in Codes & Regulations | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Housing | Initiatives | Innovative Solutions | Leadership | Politics | Sustainable Design | Urban Development by Marty Muggleton (VP Client Development & Marketing) on November 15, 2013
Posted in Codes & Regulations | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Education | Initiatives | Networking | Site Design & Land Development | Sustainable Design | Urban Development by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on October 9, 2013
On October 2, 2013, we engaged our community to consider what it means and what it might entail to become a Strong Town. Charles “Chuck” Marohn presented his Curbside Chat in Williamsport, PA on the campus of Lycoming College. This candid presentation on the future of America’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods was well attended by state and local government officials, business owners, faculty and students of the college, and concerned citizens.
If you were unable to join us, we’ve posted the video of the day’s presentation for you to view. I’m sure you’ll agree that Chuck brings timely topics for our consideration as we endeavor to make our communities stronger. We welcome your comments.No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Initiatives | Leadership | Politics | Site Design & Land Development | Urban Development by Keith Kuzio (CEO) on September 11, 2013
We see it in the news all the time – cities and towns in decline or distress. Whether it’s Detroit being discussed on Nightly News, or Scranton, Reading, and Harrisburg closer to home here in Pennsylvania, it’s clear that it’s not easy being a small, medium, or even large city these days. So the question is – why?
Think tanks are studying this question and offering theories every day. Just yesterday, I received an email from McKinsey and Company announcing a new report titled “How to Make A City Great”. The study can be found at:No comments yet | Permalink |
Posted in Bridge Design | Communities | Cultural Facilities by Jillian Ibbs (Marketing) on September 1, 2013
The Hillsgrove Covered Bridge is a finalist in the ASCE Bridges Photo Contest! Voting for the Viewers’ Choice award will begin on Sunday, September 1st and run through Monday, September 30th. Vote here:
The Hillsgrove covered bridge, originally built in 1900, carries Township Road 357 (Covered Bridge Road) over the Loyalsock Creek near Hillsgrove in Sullivan County. In September 2011, the bridge was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Lee. The upstream and downstream truss low chords were splintered from floodwater and debris hitting the structure. The majority of the siding was removed during the storm, and vertical and diagonal truss timber members were split as a result of the debris impact. The bridge was closed to traffic indefinitely.Comments (3) | Permalink |
Posted in Communities | Employees by Matthew J. Peleschak, PE (Project Manager) on May 28, 2013
Matthew and Matt Peleschak
Editor’s Note: At our spring meeting, LDG employees learned that one of our own, Matt Peleschak, PE, was in need of help. Matt’s son, Matthew, was diagnosed with autism and ADHD when he was 5 years old. Now 8 and a second grader at John S. Clarke Elementary in Pottsville, Matthew struggles with limited speech, a lack of awareness for safety, difficulty sleeping, and poor developmental skills. The situation became so severe that Matthew’s parents were forced to have a fence installed in their backyard and place chain locks on all of their exterior doors in order to keep Matthew safe.Comments (1) | Permalink |