Friday, May 17, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope Wednesday.
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected the new pope Wednesday and greeted the thousands who gathered at the Vatican. Closer to home, Catholic leaders here said they are excited about the selection. "Like most Catholics I was filled with great excitement when the white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. And although I didn't know all that much about Cardinal Bergoglio, his appearance and remarks from the balcony were both quite impressive. Further, the fact that he is a member of the Jesuit religious order founded by Saint Ignatius, a saint to whom I'm…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The work will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road.
For the second time in a month, crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions for pothole patching across a large part of Route 51. The patching, which will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road, will last at least until Jan. 18. That is an approximately 8.7-mile stretch. The work will occur in various locations across the busy state road, possibly hitting the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of West End, Duquesne Heights, Beechview, Mount Washington, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick and/or Overbrook, and/or the boroughs of Whitehall, Brentwood and/or Baldwin. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Thursday, Oct. 20.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Bridgeville Factory Prints Shirts to Honor Slain Officer Owner of Fred's Tree & Lawn Service Feels Harassed Township Seeks Live Tree Donation for Lighting Ceremony Oakmont Paranormal Society, Library Team Up for Mysteries Tour USC Ties With Peters in 'Pink Out' Game
Friday, September 23, 2011
Shawn Kelly, founder and lead spiritual investigator for the Pittsburgh Paranormal Society, spoke about his spooky experiences as a ghost hunter at the Baldwin Library on Wednesday night.
If there's something strange ... in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Try dialing up Shawn Kelly, the lead spiritual investigator for the Pittsburgh Paranormal Society. Simply put, Kelly and his crew are ghost hunters. The Baldwin Borough Public Library's Youth Services Librarian Gina Leone introduced Kelly to an audience of 30 people at the Baldwin Library on Wednesday night—teenagers and adults lining up to hear some good ghost stories. For the record, Leone is a skeptic. Inside the Wallace Building, where the Baldwin Library is located, Kelly gave a lecture about his belief in the afterlife. He even supplied photographic evidence of some of his most haunted cases. Generally, Kelly regaled the audience on Wednesday about his …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: New Bedner Neighborhood Prompts Traffic Concerns Showbiz Comes to Oakmont with Filming of "Showhouse Showdown" Peters Council Asks Court to Rule on Legality of Shale Referendum More Than $1 Million in Grants Announced at Canonsburg; Frank Sarris Public Library PTA Trying to Set Up School Board Candidates Debate (Video rundown of those stories to the right of this page.)