Friday, May 24, 2013
Dormont's Hollywood Theater is showing "Jaws," "Strange Brew," and "The Wild World of Hasil Adkins" this weekend.
If you're headed to Dormont's Hollywood Theater this weekend, keep your feet out of the water. Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark tale "Jaws" is playing Saturday and Sunday. The weekend kicks off Friday with a showing of "The Wild World of Hasil Adkins," a 1993 documentary about "psychobilly" musician Hasil Adkins. The Hillbilly Varmints will perform live at the theater at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Also showing this weekend is the 1983 comedy "The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew." The screening will be accompanied by a beer tasting. If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for adults age 62 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, unless otherwise …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Angelina's Pizza is moving locations.
Angelina's Pizza of Dormont is slated to reopen on June 1 in a new location, according to the Post-Gazette. Angelina's will relocate to the former Krazy Brothers Pizza on Brookline Boulevard in Brookline. A fire destroyed the Dormont pizzeria beyond repair in March. The new location will have delivery and carry-out only. The prices and menu will be the same, with some new items for purchase.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save are participating until May 29.
Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save customers are offering a gasoline promotion through Wednesday, May 29. Customers who spend $50 using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card at Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle stores will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo fuel and convenience store locations. In a similar promotion, Shop 'n Save shoppers will receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas for every $50 they spend on groceries. The promotions come just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation’s highways. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The upcoming career fairs will include employers from UPMC, Goodwill, Giant Eagle, PNC Bank, University of Pittsburgh, U.S. Steel, St. Clair Hospital, Asko Inc. and others.
WorkAble will be holding a career fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 21, at the nearby South Hills Interfaith Ministry offices in Bethel Park. If you can't make it the SHIM career fair, another will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 22, at the Millvale Community Center. The career fairs will include employers from UPMC, Goodwill, Giant Eagle, PNC Bank, The University of Pittsburgh, U.S. Steel, St. Clair Hospital, Asko Inc. and others. Individuals wishing to attend either date must register in advance by calling 412-586-3732. Launched in the fall of 2012 and supported by the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble is a county-wide employment and critical needs service for financially struggling adults; especially those …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Local business owners say the construction frustration has been worth it, and they’re looking forward to the next phase of work.
Customers in the 700 and 800 blocks of Brookline Boulevard can now walk on solid ground when they visit their favorite businesses. Sidewalks were poured in front of several businesses Wednesday and Thursday, and although a chain link fence still separates the storefronts from the road, business owners said there are unmistakable signs of progress. “It’s so nice to walk on real ground,” said Ben Haake, co-owner of Cannon Coffee. “The planting beds are going in, and we know there are benches on the way. It’s been fun to watch all this. It really is like a facelift.” The Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project, which started in March, already has been a long process for those living through it, and some businesses owners worried that the …
Here's what's happening at Dormont's Hollywood Theater this weekend.
Dormont's Hollywood Theater is hosting a sneak preview screening of a locally-produced film this weekend—and admission is free! A sneak preview of the new indie comedy "Marko Friday Night" will be shown Saturday at 7 p.m. The film, which is scheduled for release this spring, was written and directed by Ben Dietels and produced by Pittsburgh-based BPO Films. If you're going: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Whether they are in the city or country, there are places near home where you can find fresh produce—or get seedlings to grow your own.
To every thing there is a season—and we are in the season of planting. Despite the frost warnings this week, May is the time when many plants take root. And not far behind are the early harvests. There are a number of local farms that provide a variety of seedlings and sprouts, produce, and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are out in the country, while others are urban farms. (Check out the video in this article's media gallery of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the United States is picked 4-7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately for Dormont and Brookline …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
First-time business owner Deb Bell’s chose Potomac Avenue for her new store, Deb’s Gourmet Shop.
A new shop on Potomac Avenue is bringing gourmet tastes to Dormont shoppers. Deb’s Gourmet Shop opened in April, and owner Deb Bell said her goal is to bring shoppers those things people see in magazines, but have a hard time finding in stores. “Usually you can only get these kind of things in the summertime and you have to go to a craft show or order it,” she said. “It’s things you can’t normally go into the store and buy.” Bell, a first-time business owner who is originally from Whitehall and now lives in West Mifflin, said her husband worked in the restaurant business for several years and will help run the store. Bell said the new venture is a bit of a dream that she wanted to see come to life. “I was really burned out in what I was …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The renovations are complete, and Pitaland's new cafe is now open to the public.
Construction on Brookline Boulevard is still going strong, but inside Pitaland, renovations are complete and a new cafe is now open for business. The Pitaland Cafe opened May 3, and executive chef Greg Tweardy said despite the construction outside the store, business inside has been good. "This has been very well received so far and there's been very good feedback," he said. "The best thing is we've been getting a lot of the other business owners stopping in, so there's a lot of local support." The new cafe features a large menu of Mediterranean specialties, hand-made sandwiches, salads and soups, as well as hummus, pies and other baked goods. The menu is attached to this article as a PDF document. The grocery store also got an updated …