Thursday, April 11, 2013
The region’s U.S. Coast Guard’s command and maintenance center could be coming to the Bridgeville area, but one federal lawmaker is questioning if that’s the best place for it to be located.
The region’s U.S. Coast Guard’s command and maintenance center could be coming to the Bridgeville area, but one federal lawmaker is questioning if that’s the best place for it to be located. Congressman Tim Murphy said the Coast Guard is expected to accept a bid this week to consolidate its three area centers into a building in or around the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center in Collier Township. “I question the wisdom of putting the Coast Guard headquarters so far from the water,” Murphy said in an exclusive interview to Patch.com. “They wanted to be in the Pittsburgh pool. It’s not near there.” Murphy, a Republican from Upper St. Clair, didn’t blame the Coast Guard, but said it’s the federal government’s General Services Administration …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Check out our complete listing of all the fish fry dinners in the South Hills and find your favorite!
Easter is this Sunday, which means the Lenten season is almost over. That also means Friday is the last fish fry of the year! We've compiled a list of churches, volunteer fire departments and other organizations around the South Hills where you can enjoy a nice fish meal. If we’ve missed any places, please feel free to add them in the comments section! While you're at it, write a review about what you think of that place's Lenten dinner on their listing page or in the comments section. Like our Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter! Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department Fish fry is held every other Friday (2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29) from 4 to 7 p.m. 370 Commercial St. - Bridgeville PA 15017 412.221.1711 - www.…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Meet Mumford! He's a Pit Bull-Terrier mix at the Animal Rescue League who needs a new home.
Mumford, a one-year-old Pit Bull-Terrier mix, came to the Animal Rescue League as a stray. ARL employees say he is timid and is getting used to the excitement of the kennel, as the new sights and sounds are a bit scary. According to ARL, Mumford does walk well on a leash and takes treats well. For more information about Mumford, call 412-661-6452 ext 215. Mumford's adoption fee is $115. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mary Ann Verdecchia's disappearance rocked the Pittsburgh area in 1962.
One of the oldest and most memorable missing persons cases in southwestern Pennsylvania is that of Mary Ann Verdecchia, who disappeared from Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood on June 7, 1962. The 10-year-old had lived with her aunt in the five years after her parents separated. She had returned home after a half day of classes at Immaculate Conception School, changed out of her school uniform and went outside about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses saw Mary Ann go into the Martinique Apartments on Baum Boulevard. A woman resident who she ran errands for sent her to the store. She was seen going back into the apartment about 2:45 p.m. And that was the last reported sighting of her. About 6 p.m., her relatives began looking for her. They called police…
Meet Leonidas! He's a cute 11-month-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who came to Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh as a stray.
Meet Leonidas, a.k.a. Leon! He's a cute 11-month-old Pit Bull Terrier mix who came to Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh as a stray. Like most dogs his age, Leon is very active and could benefit from continued obedience training. Based on observation, he may be house-trained. He loved being with our volunteers getting his pictures taken, and will most likely be a very affectionate companion. Leonidas would be good for a novice owner and folks with an active lifestyle. That cute little face is hard to resist! For inquiries about Leon, contact his volunteer friend Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leon's adoption fee is $115.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in southwestern PA.
With the choice and variety of camps available in southwestern Pennsylvania, boredom won't be an option this summer. Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. Name: South Hills YMCA Summer Camp, Camp Sunshine Type of camp: Day camp Cost: Where: 51 McMurray Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241 When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deadline for registration: Details: Ages 3-5, grouped according to age (must be potty trained) For more information: email@example.com Name: Western Area YMCA Summer Camp Type of…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Riley’s Pour House is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend by holding a two-day block party festival on East Main Street in Carnegie. What will you be doing in the Pittsburgh area to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
Riley’s Pour House is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend by holding a two-day block party festival on East Main Street in Carnegie. The Irish pub opened last year and has earned numerous awards from area publications and residents. The block party begins at 10 a.m. Saturday when a tent opens and beer is served out front until 8 p.m. The pub and back patio will be open until 2 a.m. Sunday with numerous bands playing during the day. On St. Patrick’s Day, the pub and Main Street tent open at noon Sunday. There will be more entertainment during the day. There is a $5 cover charge to enter the pub and back patio. However, there won’t be a cover charge to hang out at the tent. Riley’s Pour House opened in February 2012 and was featured …
The Air Force has renewed the Moon Township base's flying mission for an additional year, but uncertainty at the 911th still remains.
The 911th Airlift Wing will keep its eight C-130 tactical aircraft through 2014, maintaining its full flying mission for one year. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, announced today that a planned 2013 closure of the base will not occur. Operations at the base will continue into next year, Murphy said in a statement. The Air Force renewed the base's mission today. The 911th has faced previous closure attempts, including one in 2005. “The past twelve months aside, countless members of our community have been fighting since 2004 to block misguided and misinformed attempts to close the 911th," Murphy said in a statement. It is unclear what flying mission, if any, the 911th will receive after 2014. Murphy said efforts to stave off a closure…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A few inches of snow fell in Western Pennsylvania overnight, prompting the Chartiers Valley School District to call a 2-hour delay for Wednesday morning.
A few inches of snow fell in Western Pennsylvania overnight, prompting the Chartiers Valley School District to call a 2-hour delay for Wednesday morning. The interstates and main roads appeared to be in good shape with plow trucking out overnight. PennDOT’s Traffic Cameras showed motorists having no problems on major roads. How do the roads look for your morning commute? Tell us in the comments section. Do you have photos of the snowfall? Share them with other readers by clicking on the upload photos button at the top of the screen. We might even feature them on Patch. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter