Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Chartiers Valley boys’ basketball team came back in the second half to beat rival South Fayette in the WPIAL basketball playoffs. Also, the Lady Colts beat USC and will play Mt. Lebanon in the AAAA semi-finals.
Top-seeded Chartiers Valley mounted a furious comeback in the second half to beat rival South Fayette and advance to the semi-final round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs Friday night. Things were looking bleak at halftime when the Colts trailed South Fayette 35-30 going into the intermission, and things appeared to sour even more when the Lions scored the first seven points in the third quarter. But the Colts got back in the game by mounting a fast comeback to take a 47-46 lead heading into the fourth quarter. South Fayette then once again turned the momentum and roared to a 9-point lead with 5 minutes to go in the game. But CV came back again to cut the lead to 2 with 3 minutes left and took the lead shortly after. The top-seeded Colts …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Whole Foods, townhomes and more are part of a master plan for the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road in Upper St. Clair.
Monday, February 18
A master plan for the former Consol Energy headquarters site on the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road has been submitted to Upper St. Clair Township officials for final approval. A Whole Foods Market is planned along Route 19. More than half of the parking would be underground along with all the deliveries and trash processing to minimize noise, according to developer Gerard Cipriani. Townhomes are tucked in the back of the development, closest to Fort Couch Road, according to the submitted drawings. The townhomes would target empty nesters. The third planned structure is a shopping center that would have three types of tenants—retail, restaurant and office—in a two-level structure, which is about the same height as the old office …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Providing 'dessert bars' of flowers for school dances and cakes made of flowers for birthdays, The Flower Studio allows customers to be creative and unique.
Custom, custom, custom—that's what The Flower Studio is all about, according to owners Bob and Cindy Parknavy. The studio set up a "dessert bar" of flowers, bracelets, gems, ribbons and even butterflies for Upper St. Clair High School students to customize their corsages and boutonnières for the Homecoming dance. They hope to provide the same service before the next high school dance. Designers also create birthday cakes made of flowers—delivered in a cake box with candles. "It's calorie free!" Cindy said. "What a great thing for people who can't have cake," Bob said. Bob and Cindy opened The Flower Studio in Crossgates Plaza on the corner of Washington and Fort Couch roads in May, and they are now busily preparing for their first holiday …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bridgeville officials emphatically denied claims by the Bedner Farm developer that the new neighborhood development is 'going to connect' to Main Street.
Bridgeville’s solicitor emphatically denied claims by the Bedner Farm developer that the new neighborhood development is “going to connect” to Main Street. Richard Ferris, who represents the borough on legal matters, read aloud to the Bridgeville Council a letter he sent to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission on Oct. 25. In the letter, he denies claims that he wrote to that township saying Bridgeville would not contest the Main Street entrance to Bedner’s. Heartland Homes President Marty Gillespie told the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission on Oct. 18 that Ferris wrote the township a letter saying they wouldn’t be contesting the connection. Our sister website at Upper St. Clair Patch previously reported on that Gillespie insinuated …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The new Whole Foods Market grocery store will open at the site of the former Consol Energy headquarters in Upper St. Clair.
A new Whole Foods Market is coming to Upper St. Clair. The grocery store, which emphasizes natural and organic products, is planned to open in the fall of 2015 at the site of the former Consol Energy headquarters on the corner of Washington and Fort Couch roads. “We are proud to seek and develop in areas that share a strong commitment and passion for quality natural and organic foods,” stated Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic region president. “Opening in South Hills is an excellent opportunity for us to plant solid roots, encourage economic growth, job creation and community engagement. We are looking forward to joining the neighborhood and curating long-lasting relationships and partnerships in South Hills and its …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Murphy credits his win to knowing the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania.
It's official. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) will serve a sixth term. Murphy declared victory around 10:15 p.m. against retired state police trooper and current Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, a Democrat. In his victory speech, Murphy credited the win to understanding the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania. He called his team from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. to join him on the stage and thanked them. Also joining Murphy on stage was his wife, daughter and daughter's fiance. Maggi released this statement following the defeat: "Although we did not get the results we wanted, I am incredibly proud of the campaign I ran. We stuck to the issues, offered a contrast,and educated voters on what Congress is doing on the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The controversial new Bedner neighborhood in Upper St. Clair is “going to connect” to Main Street in Bridgeville. Or will it?
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- Mike Jones
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The controversial new Bedner neighborhood in Upper St. Clair is “going to connect” to Main Street in Bridgeville, the developers asserted last week. “It is going to connect,” Heartland Home President Marty Gillespie said at an Upper St. Clair planning meeting on Oct. 18. That surely is news to Bridgeville residents, who thought the Main Street entrance was nixed when their town found information that the road is closed unless the two homeowners on both sides agree to reopen it. In fact, Gillespie told the USC planning commission that Bridgeville’s lawyer, Richard Ferris, wrote the township a letter saying they wouldn’t be contesting the connection. Our sister website at Upper St. Clair Patch reported on Monday that Gillespie insinuated …
Police say the Friendship Village worker sold the jewelry to a 'cash for gold' business.
Upper St. Clair police charged a former Friendship Village employee with stealing jewelry from four different residents. Cori Lynn Kent, 43, of Donora, plans to finish paying back the victims and will plea to a summary charge on Monday, Oct. 29 in district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom. Friendship Village staff received an anonymous phone call in June that Kent was stealing jewelry from elderly residents in the retirement community where she was recently employed, according to the criminal complaint filed by police. An investigation by the Upper St. Clair police revealed five sales transactions by Kent between May 29 and June 18 at the Belle Vernon Treasure Hunt store. She was paid $1,505 for the jewelry from the store, according to the …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Online records show that Brandon Daniel Thomas was arraigned early Friday and remanded to the Washington County Jail.
Washington police charged an Upper St. Clair man with a single count of homicide stemming from the shooting death Thursday of a 55-year-old Washington man in a grocery store parking lot. The Observer-Reporter newspaper indicated that Brandon Daniel Thomas, 30, is accused of fatally shooting Vaughn A. Simonelli. Online court records show that Thomas was arraigned at 4 a.m. Friday before district Judge Mark Wilson and remanded to the Washington County Jail after being denied bail, according to online court records. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thomas on Oct. 24, online court records show. "The victim was involved in altercation with another male that led to gunfire in the parking lot of Shop n’ Save (in Washington)," …
Sabika Austrian Crystal Jewelry is going pink in October to support breast cancer awareness.
Sabika Austrian Crystal Jewelry is going pink in October to support breast cancer awareness. The home-party business has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen this month. Here is how it works: If you're interested in hosting a Sabika Pink Party this month, you can contact Tammy Funk, of Upper St. Clair, at email@example.com. Host a Sabika Pink Party with total sales of $2,500 or more and you will receive the exclusive Sabika pink party choker as a special thank you from Sabika! Last year, Sabika donated more than $133,000. This year their goal is $260,000. The president of Sabika, Karin Mayr, is a longtime Upper St. Clair resident.