Friday, April 12, 2013
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road in Dormont until next week.
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road in Dormont until next week. The work was scheduled to begin Thursday morning and continue through Monday, but rain showers in the Pittsburgh area pushed construction back a few days. Construction is now expected to begin Monday and continue until Wednesday night. Crews plan to install crosswalk markings at various intersections and pave Helen Street at the intersection with Banksville Road. The northbound lanes of Banksville Road will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The southbound lanes will be under construction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the three days of work. PennDOT is asking motorists to be aware of changing traffic patterns during their commutes. The construction is…
Monday, March 25, 2013
The A.B. Charles Hobby Shop in Mt. Lebanon will be closing this weekend in preparation to its move to Peters Township.
The A.B. Charles Hobby Shop in Mt. Lebanon will be closing this weekend in preparation to its move to Peters Township, according to the Observer-Reporter. The familiar barn store on McFarland Road, near the end of Banksville Road, will close at 6 p.m. Saturday. The owner Scott Charles, of Upper St. Clair, told the newspaper that Peters is now the "Cranberry of the South Hills" and expects store traffic to improve with the new location on Route 19, in a space where Century Sports once existed. A.B Charles has been in Mt. Lebanon since 2006. Before that, the shop was located on Route 19 in Dormont for 61 years. Hours at the new store will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and, likely, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Christine Sypien of Scott Township is hoping a happy hour Thursday night will help raise awareness of a cause that hits home for her. The Butterfly Bandits will hold a fundraiser at Cain's Saloon in Dormont to support thyroid cancer research.
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- Erin Faulk
Thursday, March 21
A Scott Township woman is hoping a happy hour Thursday night will help raise awareness of a cause that hits home for her. Christine Sypien of Scott Township is hosting the Butterfly Bandits’ Happy Hour for a Cure at Cain’s Saloon in Dormont on Thursday to raise funds and awareness for thyroid cancer research. Sypien, a three-year survivor of thyroid cancer, is in remission while her fellow charity organizer, Donna Terlecki of Brookline, is also is a survivor of a different type of thyroid cancer. The two women had been campaigning separately in support of thyroid cancer research until last year, when they decided to form Butterfly Bandits together. “This is the first event for Butterfly Bandits,” Sypien said. “We called it that because the…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Numerous police departments from across the South Hills are planning to participate in roving DUI patrols this weekend.
Numerous police departments from across the South Hills are planning to participate in roving DUI patrols Friday night and early Saturday morning. Police officers from Bridgeville, Scott, Heidelberg, Collier, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Baldwin Township, Dormont and Green Tree will be out on patrol looking for impaired drivers. However, there will not be any stationary checkpoints on any roads throughout the night, police said. This event is in conjunction with the Mt Lebanon Area DUI Task Force and funded through the Pennsylvania DUI Association with grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
There are numerous great restaurants in the area, so we at Patch picked a few of our favorite fine dining establishments that we think you and your significant other would love to try. Check them out and book your reservation soon!
Valentine’s Day is a week away and plenty of restaurants in the South Hills are offering special dinners for a romantic evening. There are numerous great restaurants in the area, so we at Patch picked a few of our favorite fine dining establishments that we think you and your significant other would love to try. But you better book your reservations now, because most of these places are filling up fast for the evening of Thursday, Feb. 14. We’ve compiled a list of several restaurants with their locations, phone numbers and websites. Look below to see if the restaurant closest to you is offering any dinner specials. Is your favorite restaurant not on this list? Add it to the comments section below! Tambellini’s in Bridgeville Reservations…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hollywood Theater in Dormont must raise $75,000 for a digital movie projector, or it faces going dark—possibly for good.
Letting Hollywood Theater’s screen go dark once again isn’t something theater manager Chad Hunter is willing to allow. Unfortunately, that fate is again becoming a real possibility for the Dormont landmark—the only single-screen, independent movie theater in the South Hills—if the theater can’t raise the necessary $75,000 to buy a digital movie projector. “Increasingly, it’s cheaper for studios to produce movies digitally and distribute them that way,” Hunter said. “The writing is on the wall for it … Small theaters are not part of the studios’ financial formula and we’re falling through the cracks.” Hollywood Theater frequently shows movies on 35mm film, a format that used to require 2,000-foot film reels to be shipped and delivered to …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Ian Petrella, who played Randy Parker in the movie "A Christmas Story," will return to Dormont this weekend for special viewings of the classic movie.
Actor Ian Petralla will return to Dormont's Hollywood Theater this weekend to host a special viewing of "A Christmas Story." At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, Hollywood Theater will show the 1983 Christmas classic, and Petrella—who played Randy Parker in the film—will discuss the film at both showings. Petrella visited Hollywood Theater for a similar event last year. During that event, Mayor Tom Lloyd presented him with an honorary Key to Dormont and invited him to visit again, which Petrella said he'd like to do. To read about last year's event, click here. Like last year, a Red Ryder BB Gun will be auctioned at each show. Tickets are $10.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Steelers and celebrities were among those who attended a fundraiser and film event at Dormont's Hollywood Theater on Friday to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
With Emma Watson signing autographs on Potomac Avenue last year, and a Tom Cruise movie filming in town last December, Dormont is no stranger to celebrity visits. But Friday's special showing of "Christmas in Compton" brought celebrities to Dormont's Hollywood Theater with a purpose. The event served, in part, as a fundraiser for the Red Cross, to support survivors of Hurricane Sandy. "We didn't expect it to get this big," said Hollywood Theater manager Chad Hunter. "We're certainly not complaining that it did. It's definitely great for the theater, but it's supporting a good cause, too. We couldn't have asked for this. It's wonderful." The movie was co-produced by Paula Gregg and Susan Burig, both Pittsburgh natives, who chose Hollywood …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Stephen Chbosky, the Upper St. Clair native who is the author of the novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," will be at the Hollywood Theater Saturday for the special showing.
It's not often that a major Hollywood movie is filmed in your hometown, and it's probably more rare that the director would come back months later for a visit. That's what Stephen Chbosky is doing this Saturday, when he will host a special showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Dormont's Hollywood Theater. Chbosky, an Upper St. Clair native, is the author of the 1999 novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." He also directed the movie, which was partly filmed at Dormont's Hollywood Theater last year and hit theaters this month. The movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" plays its own role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and Chbosky will host a special showing of "Rocky Horror" on Saturday, starting at 10:30 p.m. Advanced tickets for the…
Monday, September 24, 2012
A 24-hour reading event at Eljay's Used Books will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Sponsorship and donations are needed!
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- Erin Faulk
Monday, September 24, 2012
Do you think you could keep your nose in a book for 24 hours? Eljay's Used Books in Dormont is challenging you to try. The West Liberty Avenue book store will host a 24-hour read-a-thon to support the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. The books wil open at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13 and close at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14. Participating readers will bring in donations by asking friends and family to sponsor them as they attempt to read for 24 hours. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Eljay’s co-owner Chris Rickert hosted the event in 2008 and 2010 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Some readers will attempt to read for the full 24 hour period—which includes break time for bathroom visits and snacks—to win special …