Friday, May 10, 2013
"Carrie" is on the Hollywood's marquee this weekend, along with a very unique prom celebration.
It's prom season, and Dormont's Hollywood Theater is inviting patrons and their dates to enjoy a unique prom-themed event. The "Pig's Blood Prom" is today, Friday, May 10. It will—of course—feature a screening of the classic prom horror flick "Carrie" (1976) at 8 p.m., as well as a live performance by Venus in Furs, featuring the Bridge City Bombshells Burlesque Troupe after the movie. Vendors will be in the lobby before the show. Tickets to this prom are $10. If you're going: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Children's South has outgrown its Bethel Park location.
The new Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC celebrated its new location with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning. Children's South is set to relocate from its current location in Bethel Park to South Fayette in October 2014. Christopher Gessner, president of Children’s Hospital, said they've outgrown the Bethel Park facility and are excited about the visibility and accessibility of their new South Fayette location, which is near the Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79 at 100 Hickory Grade Road. Currently there is a vacant movie theater sitting on the property. Ryan Eggleston, South Fayette Township manager, said it's still not known if the building will be demolished or renovated. The new facility will house Children's outpatient…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Brashear High School or Keystone Oaks colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Bull or Golden Eagle? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Fans joined the Friends of Hollywood Theater volunteers and theater staff members Friday in celebrating the second anniversary of Dormont’s landmark theater.
Some people wear their passions metaphorically on their sleeves—Steven Worek tattooed his right onto his arm. Worek was one of dozens of fans in attendance Friday at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater for a celebration of the theater’s second year in business. His tattoo, a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" symbol with the words "The Hollywood Theater" underneath, represents what he loves about Dormont's landmark theater. “This is really a part of something in my life that has changed my life, if that makes any sense,” he said. Worek, who lives in the North Hills, said he started coming to the Hollywood because he’s a fan of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which the Hollywood used to show twice a month. He guessed he’s seen the show at the Hollywood about…
Teenagers as young as 15 can purchase the emergency contraceptive without a prescription.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a plan to market Plan B One-Step for use without a prescription by women 15 years of age and older this week. The product will be available in retail outlets with an onsite pharmacy in the family planning or female health aisles. The product will be available for sale during the retailer’s normal operating hours whether the pharmacy is open or not. The emergency contraceptive will be packaged with a product code prompting a cashier to request and verify the customer’s age. A customer who cannot provide age verification will not be able to purchase the product. In addition, the drug's maker Teva has arranged to have a security tag placed on all product cartons to prevent theft. Plan B One-Step is an…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Dormont's Hollywood Theater turns 2 this weekend, and the community is invited to celebrate.
Dormont's Hollywood Theater has had two successful years since re-opening in 2011, and the community is invited to celebrate. Today, Friday, starting at 7 p.m., a Birthday Gala will be held at the Hollywood. Tickets for the event are $25, and the cost includes jazz standards performed live by the Thoth Trio, short classic films, and the debut of a film about the theater. Birthday cake, raffles, drinks and more will be provided. Proceeds from Friday's event benefit the Hollywood's ongoing effort to go digital by purchasing a digital movie projector. The party continues Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., when patrons can stop by for free cartoons, film shorts, cake and popcorn. The movie of the day is "Gone With the Wind" (1939) at 7 p.m., and …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The retailer will be open until the end of May.
Larrimor's at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon will be closing at the end of May, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. The clothing store has been open in Mt. Lebanon for about 20 years. The president told the newspaper that, "We want to return to our roots ... We never intended to be a multi-store operation." The other Larrimor's is located in downtown Pittsburgh. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Dormont's Hollywood Theater will host a 1980's themed event today, Friday—but the movie it's showing is a secret.
A benefit event for Dormont's Hollywood Theater is being held at the theater today, Friday, but the film being shown is a secret. Steel City Secret Cinema returns to the theater this evening for a 1980's-themed event featuring giveaways, food and drink, and a screening of a cult classic horror film. The movie title will be revealed this evening! Tickets and more information are available at the Steel City Secret Cinema website. 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 noted. Call the theater at 412-344-2958 for details. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up…
The Brookline Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents to support local businesses with a bar crawl today, Friday, April 26.
The Brookline Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents and friends—age 21 and older—to have a drink for a cause. The Chamber will host the "Because You're Mine, I Walk the Line" bar crawl today, Friday, April 26, starting at 8 p.m., to support Boulevard bars and restaurants while they currently are affected by construction. To read more about the Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project, click here. The schedule is as follows: Participants will pay for their drinks at each bar, but there is no charge to take part in the event. More information is available on the "Because You're Mine, I Walk the Line" Brookline Bar Crawl Facebook page. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists local organizations and businesses with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents. (Read below to find out how to search for yourself or for a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups, and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's …