Project of the Year

Rotary Amphitheater Upgrade - CTCC 2020 Project of the Year

Submitted by CTCC on June 30, 2019 - 1:49 pm

CTCC unveils its 2020 Project of the Year

Rendering of the Project


Cranberry Township Community Chest (CTCC) has released a rendering of its 2020 Project of the Year: a series of upgrades and enhancements to the 17-year old Rotary Amphitheater in Community Park. Although the project’s details have not yet been finalized, the signature improvement will be an extension of the amphitheater’s roofline and performance area.

The Rotary Amphitheater has been a venue for concerts and other program presentations throughout the summer months since it first opened in 2002. But performers and audience members have been subject to the caprices of weather, resulting in a number of rain-related cancellations. Depending on the project’s final budget and fundraising results, that may become a thing of the past.

In addition to the roofline extension, elements of the project under discussion include enhancing the amphitheater’s soundboards, upgrading its electric service, and adding lights.

Enhancing the amphitheater’s façade may also become part of the project along with sidewalk connections and improved vehicle access to the facility.

A visualization of the project, rendered by RSSC Architecture, appears above.

Forge Ahead: Library Makeover

Submitted by CTCC on July 08, 2018 - 6:04 pm

CTCC is pleased to announce its 2019 Project of the Year: Forge Ahead: Library Makeover. The main information source for this project is the Library Project Page. Online donations are available via the CTCC donor page on the recognition tab on the project menu. The store will also be embedded in the Library Project Page.

Visit the Library Project page here.

Library Project Splash
  • Makerspaces have become all the rage in America’s schools over the past decade. Think of them as small workshops, outfitted with tools ranging from very high tech to no tech at all. What they share in common are workbenches designed for collaboration and equipped for making things in a hands-on learning environment. It’s an idea which has spread beyond the classroom to include private subscription makerspaces, foundation-supported shops, commercial prototyping studios, and now public libraries.
  • Technology Upgrades will be made but the largest one in this category is RFID; Radio Frequency Identification Device that eliminates the old barcode check out but instead uses an electronic signal to identify the book and cardholder for a much simpler more reliable checkout without waiting in lines.
  • ADA Accessibility & Programming will help eliminate the difficulties of getting into and out of the library by the installation of automatic sliding doors. Specialized programming with the new makerspace will be adapted for an all-inclusive environment serving the needs of the community of all abilities.
  • Energy/environmental improvements from the installation of new energy efficient LED lighting, light enhanced painting, environmental friendly carpeting and improved ergonomics layout including upgrading staff area will be the final part of the project. While this is our biggest project we also expect it to be very appealing to everyone. There is no asset used more in our community by young & old than our library and we are excited to see how well the residents & businesses will respond to this project.

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Habitat Improvement

When designing the landscape, our focus was to provide resources for pollinators of all kinds. The lack of flowers on the golf course forces pollinators to branch out to other locations to secure alternative nectar sources. To keep them closer to home, we supplied them with a diverse range of flowering species that would bloom throughout the summer months.

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Help The Cause

Pollinating species have come into the spotlight because of their ongoing struggles and our reliance upon them to fertilize our food supply. By integrating pollination-friendly habitat, Cranberry Township is providing a method to educate children and community members on the biology, ecology, agriculture, societal structure, and the hurdles that pollinating species are facing. The 250-feet long garden will harbor a diverse selection...

Cranberry Highlands Community Apiary

Submitted by CTCC on July 22, 2019 - 11:00 am
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What is the Pollinator Garden?

Cranberry’s Pollinator Garden is designed to be a community resource for education about pollination and beekeeping. A part of Cranberry Highlands’ Audubon Sanctuary certification program, the Garden provides a bee-friendly habitat adjacent to the municipal golf course for honey beehive placement and instruction. The Pollinator Garden is a joint project of Cranberry Township – which owns the facility – together with Cranberry Highlands and Burgh Bees. We welcome your interest and ...

Wood Carving Auction - Begins October 8

Submitted by CTCC on September 26, 2018 - 6:01 pm

Nationally acclaimed chainsaw woodcarvers have several wood carvings that are available to purchase via the CTCC online auction. The art pieces were carved right here in Cranberry Township as part of the 2018 Community Days festivities. Auction proceeds benefit the CTCC 2019 Project of the Year - which is the installation of a MakerSpace in Cranberry Township's Public Library. Follow the link for more information and to see the auction items.

Check out the CTCC auction site now: https://www.32auctions.com/Wood2018


  • Online Auction opens: Mon., October 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • Auction closes: Mon., October 22, 2018 at 9:00 PM
  • Auction details, www.32auctions.com/Wood2018
  • Proceeds benefit the CTCC 2019 Project of the Year – MakerSpace
  • Payments - PayPal only (PayPal accepts all major credit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, as well as Bank Debit Cards)
  • Shipping is not available. Purchases must be picked up in person at the Municipal Center between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and must be arranged prior by emailing  CommunicationsTeam@CranberryTownship.org
  • Wood carvings will be on display beginning Monday, October 8 in the Municipal Center