Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dormont police updates, April 26 to May 3.
A Beechview man was arrested following a fight at Jamison’s Bar that resulted in a number of injuries. Officers from Dormont, Mt. Lebanon and Castle Shannon, as well as Medical Rescue Team South Authority responded to the bar at 1:30 a.m. for a report of a fight with injuries. According to the police report, David Domostoy, 28, was refused service at the bar because he appeared to be highly intoxicated when he arrived. The bar’s owner told police that after he was refused, Domostoy began attacking the owner, and other patrons. Police said that when a patron attempted to help the bar owner restrain Domostoy, Domostoy threw the patron through the glass front door of the bar, shattering the door and injuring the patron. The patron sustained …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Butterfly Bandits, founded by women from Scott Township and Brookline, are looking for thyroid cancer survivors to join them at the Sept. 15 Pirates game.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Faulk
Thursday, April 25
A local organization is looking for thyroid cancer survivors to be recognized at a Pittsburgh Pirates game this fall. Butterfly Bandits, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates Awareness Series, is hosting Thyroid Cancer Awareness Day on Sept. 15. “We’re looking for survivors from the area to recognize as part of this event,” said Butterfly Bandits co-founder, Christine Sypien. “Anyone from Allegheny or Washington Counties, or the ones surrounding.” Sypien, of Scott Township, is herself a thyroid cancer survivor, as is the organization’s co-founder, Donna Terlecki of Brookline. In addition to recognizing survivors, Butterfly Bandits also is selling tickets to the Sept. 15 game. A portion of proceeds from tickets sold by Butterfly …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A fire Tuesday morning shut down West Liberty Avenue and destroyed a local pizza shop.
There were no injuries after a fire destroyed a West Liberty Avenue business and apartment building Tuesday morning, but for building owner Francesco Varrati, the fire meant watching part of his livelihood go up in smoke. "I'm dumbfounded," said Varrati, who has owned the building since 1989. "It's total shock. That's all there is to say." Varrati, who used to own Varrati's Pizza—now Angelina's Pizzeria—on the first floor of the building, is retired and said the building was his main source of income. He does have insurance, he said. Dormont Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeff Arnold said the fire call came in at 5:15 a.m. March 26. Several local departments were at the scene within minutes, but Arnold said the fire was particularly …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Butterfly Bandits will hold a fundraiser at Cain's Saloon on Thursday to support thyroid cancer research.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, March 19
Two local women are hoping a happy hour this Thursday will help raise awareness of a cause that hits home for them. Christine Sypien, of Scott Township, and Donna Terlecki, of Brookline, are hosting the Butterfly Bandits’ Happy Hour for a Cure at Cain’s Saloon in Dormont on Thursday to raise funds and awareness for thyroid cancer research. Sypien, a three-year survivor of thyroid cancer, is in remission. Terlecki also is a survivor of a different type of thyroid cancer. The two women had been campaigning separately in support of thyroid cancer research until last year, when they decided to form Butterfly Bandits together. “This is the first event for Butterfly Bandits,” Sypien said. “We called it that because the thyroid is shaped like a …
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Dormont and Brookline. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. Cain's Saloon 3239 West Liberty Ave., Dormont, PA 15216 412-561-7444 - $2 Coors Light and $4 Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey during NCAA basketball games; $5.99 for soup, salad and half-sandwich during Thursday and Friday afternoons' games Moonlite Cafe 530 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 412-531-2811 - Buckets of domestic beer for $11 each during NCAA basketball games; various appetizer specials and $3-$4 sandwiches. Tom's Diner/Vasta Lounge 2937 West Liberty Ave., …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I asked this question on the Dormont-Brookline Patch Facebook page, and the response was great. See what people said.
Move over Halloween and Thanksgiving—it's Oct. 28, and I'm already seeing advertisements for Black Friday sales. But in my opinion, the day after Black Friday is much, much more important. That day is Small Business Saturday, the day we celebrate local small businesses and their contributions to the community. We're lucky, in Dormont and Brookline, to have thriving business districts full of small businesses. Yesterday on the Dormont-Brookline Patch Facebook page, I asked you to name one small business you can't live without, and the response was great! The local watering holes are favorites, and Cain's Saloon and Cip's Sports Bar made the list. Local restaurants It's Greek to Me, Don Campiti's, The DorStop, MeKong, Dormont Dogs, Pitaland …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Saturday's Taste of Dormont will include wine and beer tastings, as well as local music.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This Saturday, Dormont will celebrate the reds, whites and blues ... in terms of wine and music, that is. The sixth annual Taste of Dormont will be held Saturday, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., under the tent at Dormont Recreation Center on Dormont Avenue. Wine and beer from Pennsylvania wineries and breweries will be available, as will food samples from Cain's Saloon, Atria's, Giovanni's Pizza & Pasta and many more. Tickets are available for $27.50 at Dormont Public Library and Dormont Municipal Center. Tickets also can be bought online at the Dormont Main Street website. More information and a list of sponsors also can be found at the Dormont Main Street website. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Dormont business owners and residents shared thoughts and concerns at Wednesday's informational meeting regarding #1 Cochran's proposed West Liberty Avenue business plan.
Dormont business owners and residents gave mixed reviews of the options the borough presented Wednesday for working with the West Liberty Avenue business plan proposed by #1 Cochran earlier this year. In February, #1 Cochran proposed a business plan that includes land swaps with Dormont Borough, as well as improvements to West Liberty Avenue. The land swap, however, would involve #1 Cochran taking ownership of the triangle-shaped parking lot at the corner of West Liberty Avenue and McFarland Road in exchange for land it currently owns—a move some said could have serious negative consequences for business owners in that block of West Liberty Avenue. Earlier this year, the borough formed a committee of small business owners and residents who…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Dormont residents can have a few drinks for a cause this Saturday.
Local bars have partnered with Yuengling to start what they hope will become a new barcrawl tradition in Dormont, in the name of honoring our policemen and firefighters. The pub crawl will start on July 21 at 5 p.m. and includes these locations: Breakers, Jamison's, Mexi Casa, Cips, Slap Shots, The Apple, Albert's, and Cain’s Saloon. Yuengling donated 500 shirts for the “Bars and Stripes” pub tour that will cost $15 at any of the participating bars. All proceeds go to the police and fire departments. Anyone wearing a “Bars and Stripes” t-shirt will get $2 drafts of Yuengling and Yuengling Lite all night. Yuengling also donated other prizes that bar crawlers can win through giveaways, and prizes for drinking at each bar. “The police and …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Two West Liberty Avenue business owners discuss how they feel about the proposed project.
Discussions about an expansion plan proposed by #1 Cochran are under way, and local business owners are voicing points of both concern and support for the proposed project. Restaurants and other businesses in the 3200 block of West Liberty Avenue could be affected by #1 Cochran’s proposed plan, in that there could be changes to public parking arrangements if the plan is approved. At this stage, the proposal has not been approved by Dormont Council, and is still in a discussion phase. Business owners, residents and Dormont Council members have been involved in those discussions. The plan proposed by #1 Cochran in February is attached to this article in PDF format. Possible parking changes are the main concern for local business owners. “The…