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Trees grace gateway to Latrobe

Date: 1/13/2013

By Joe Napsha

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 8:45 p.m.
Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012

For the past six years, Cheryl Koloshinsky of Latrobe has mowed or used trimmers on a narrow strip of grass in front of her sidewalk, making sure she does not step into the path of Lloyd Avenue traffic.

But Koloshinsky won%91t have to do that work in front of her home next spring because Latrobe has replaced the grass with gray-colored stamped-and-dyed concrete as part of the first phase of the Lloyd Avenue gateway redevelopment project.

“To know that out front of my house is done and I don%91t have to take care of it is great. It%91s just a beautiful job,” Koloshinsky said.

Having recently completed the 320-foot strip of dyed and stamped concrete and planted four Chanticleer pear trees in the 400 block of Lloyd Avenue, Latrobe wants to extend its Lloyd Avenue beautification project closer to the city%91s downtown.

“The goal is to continue this project into 2013 by securing future grants to continue down the street with the support of the community. The big picture, with such support, is to...

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