Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is your Christmas tree dropping its needles or looking a little tired? Drop it off to be turned into mulch at a county park near your home.
Allegheny County's fifth annual Christmas tree recycling program will run through Saturday, Jan. 19 at all nine regional parks. County residents may drop off trees from dawn to dusk daily. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees. The trees will be turned into mulch for use in Allegheny County’s nine regional parks. Trees may be dropped at these locations in the parks: Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If the snow can't keep you at home, read and heed these reminders from Pennsylvania State Police in Moon before getting behind the wheel.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Not letting the snow keep you cooped up at home? Planning a driving trip today or before the New Year? Pennsylvania State Police in Moon Township offer these tips and suggestions for safe highway travel during this holiday week, when traffic traditionally is heavier than usual: Troopers also remind motorists who are involved in a fender-bender crash to merge safely to the right berm, exchange information there and proceed to their destinations. If a vehicle cannot be driven or someone requires medical attention after a crash, please dial “911” for assistance. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The section has hundreds of local retailers' specials listed in one place.
Part of the mission of Dormont-Brookline Patch is to make your life ridiculously easy, including how to save money on your holiday grocery shopping. Check out our Grocery Specials Section. It allows you to browse local grocery coupons and weekly specials, just like the ones found in newspapers, all in one place, and without getting newsprint on your fingers and hands. Here's what else you can do: It's easy to get to the grocery specials section from the home page. From the main navigation tabs near the top of the page, click on More Stuff next to the real estate tab, then click on Grocery Specials. If you have more questions about new section, just email them to email@example.com and happy shopping! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on …
Friday, December 14, 2012
An exclusive one-on-one with arguably the most popular man of December—Santa Claus.
Patch: What have been the most popular gift requests this year? Santa: Electronics. iPods, iPhone 5s, mini iPads, everything. Patch: How have gift requests changed over the years? Santa: All the electronics have been the biggest change. Even the small ones are asking for iPhones. Patch: What has been your most unusual and memorable gift requests? Santa: One wanted me to bring the parents back together. Another one wanted his family to have a very happy holiday. The best was two or three years ago, a four or five year old wanted a phone. It took a lot of time for me to figure out why he wanted a phone at such a young age. He finally told me he wanted a phone for when he had to call his friends because his mother was always on the phone! …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Just across the river from Dormont and Brookline, Kennywood Park is all lit up for the holidays and some rides are open, too.
More than one million dazzling lights and displays are illuminating Kennywood Park for the holiday season. Kennywood Holiday Lights will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, through Dec. 30, plus Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26 and 27. These rides are open during Holiday Lights: Gingerbread Express (Olde Kennywood RR), Merry-Go-Round, Paratrooper, Kangaroo, Ghostwood Estate (with a special holiday theme), Turtle, Auto Race, and up to nine Kiddieland rides. And forget the holiday cookies—the Potato Patch is open! Among the other attractions: Admission is $14.99 a person at the gate, plus a $1 amusement tax. Participating Giant Eagle locations offer admission tickets at a $2 savings. This year, the park is offering a …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Holiday magic is returning to South Hills Village as the Santa Photo Experience opened to greet children with their wish lists.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it might be time to make a visit to South Hills Village and let Santa know what's on your wish list. Children can be photographed with Santa weekdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lower Level North Court. Click here for the specific dates and times during the season. “There is always a great deal of entertainment and fun at Simon malls during the holiday season but the Santa Photo Experience is something generations of families count on every year,” said Jennifer Carroll, South Hills Village Director of Marketing and Business Development. ABC Family is sponsoring the event for the eighth consecutive year. Another sense will be engaged this holiday season as Simon is teaming up with …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Change up your pumpkin pie routine and try serving a pumpkin cheesecake (or both)!
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and preparations are under way. Are you looking for a rich, decadent dessert to serve alongside your turkey? Maybe something different, but still following the holiday theme? I'll tell you a secret—try making this pumpkin cheesecake. It was a major success when I brought it to my Thanksgiving celebration last year. And as ABC news reported, pumpkin anything is popular this year. I got my recipe from Paula Deen, because we don't care about calories on Thanksgiving, right?! Pumpkin Cheesecake Crust: Filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For crust: In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. For filling: Beat cream …