Saturday, November 17, 2012
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the Week in Review, Nov. 12 to Nov. 16.
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Pics & Clips Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Dormont Students Read Veterans Day Essays Community Remembers Fall Victim Brookline SPDC Awarded $25,000 Grant Celebrities to Visit Dormont's Hollywood Theater Tweet #PatchRebuilds to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors Six Arrested in Brookline Assault Case 27 Local Businesses to 'Like' on …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
A movie event with special guests including Steelers, Penguins, actors and more will benefit the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims.
A star-studded evening at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater will raise money for the Red Cross, and for victims of Hurricane Sandy who still are recovering from the storm. A special showing of the independent film “Christmas in Compton,” which opened in theaters last week, will be held at 6 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 16. “Christmas in Compton,” a comedy co-produced by Pittsburgh natives Paula Gregg and Susan Burig, is about a father-son duo and their community fighting to save their Christmas tree lot after a bad business deal. The movie stars Keith David as the father, Eric Roberts as a sleazy music executive, and Omar Gooding as the son. In a press release issued earlier this month, Gregg and Burig said they chose Hollywood Theater for this event …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways that you can help those devastated by the storm.
The American Red Cross in Greater New York has provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Trick-or-treat for several local communities, including Dormont and Brookline, will be held today, Saturday, Nov. 3.
Wicked weather has resulted in some cancellations and date changes for local Halloween events. Trick-or-Treat for the City of Pittsburgh, including Brookline and Beechview, will be Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More information is on the City of Pittsburgh website. Trick-or-treat in Dormont will be Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick-or-treat in Green Tree will be Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick-or-treat in Castle Shannon will be Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. Click here for a list of cancellations and changes in other communities—including Scott and Collier townships, Bridgeville, Carnegie, Mt. Lebanon and South Park—via Chartiers Valley Patch. For trick-or-treat times in the Baldwin-Whitehall area, see Baldwin-…
Miss something? No sweat. Here's the Week in Review, Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Pics & Clips Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: The Patch week started with complete coverage of Hurricane Sandy. To read articles about the hurricane, see the Hurricane Sandy Topic Page on Dormont-Brookline Patch. Brookline Pub Re-opens Two Arrested in Beechview Drug Bust Beechview Man Arrested for Exposing Himself Gallon-Size Bag of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The measure comes in response to Hurricane Sandy.
With Halloween and Hurricane Sandy both happening this week, it's been hectic. Fortunately, PennDOT is giving you one less thing to worry about. Because of the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy across the state, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch has authorized an extension of the expiration dates for Pennsylvania driver's licenses, identification cards and vehicle inspections/registrations. Oct. 31 expiration dates for vehicle registrations and safety and emissions inspections have been extended until Nov. 15, as have expiration dates between Oct. 26 and Nov. 15 for driver's licenses and identification cards. These extensions apply for customers statewide. PennDOT drivers license centers near Dormont and…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
How did you come through the storm? Upload your photos to this article and share your stories in the comment section.
Each summer, residents from Dormont, Brookline and throughout the South Hills vacation at the beaches of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. Some of us also have relatives and friends who live in areas more battered by the storm—including New York, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. While the Pittsburgh area fared pretty well in the wake of Superstorm Sandy— Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald earlier Tuesday expressed relief that the region was not hit as hard as expected—others weren’t so lucky. Have you heard from your loved ones on the East Coast? What are they saying? Are your favorite vacation spots underwater? Plus, how are you doing locally? Was your home or property damaged? Are you surprised we weren’t harder hit? …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Since trick-or-treat has been postponed until Saturday, how will you celebrate this spooky night?
October 31 is usually the day little princesses, ghostly goblins and other creatures of the creative sort take to the streets and collect candy. But thanks to Hurricane Sandy, this year's schedule is a bit different. Dormont, Brookline and several other communities postponed trick-or-treat until this Saturday, Nov. 3 to avoid bad weather. For details about changed dates and times, click here. So without trick-or-treat tonight, how are you celebrating Halloween? A party? Scary movies? Are you breaking into the candy anyway? Take the poll or tell us in the comments! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Here is the National Weather Service's forecast through Friday night.
The worst of the "Frankenstorm" is over for the Pittsburgh region, including Dormont, Brookline and Beechview, but we will continue to see plenty of rain (and some wind) over the next several days. Here's a look at, roughly, the Dormont-Brookline forecast through Friday night from the National Weather Service: To track Superstorm Sandy's path, click here. Should you take any weather-related photos that tell the story of how our area is being impacted, upload them at this article's address by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.