Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Here's a roundup of some fun stuff happening in Dormont this summer.
Summer is the season for fun and games, and Dormont recreation is providing plenty of things to do in the community. Swimming lessons are available for children throughout the summer. Information is attached to this article as a PDF document. The Dormont Junior Olympics are this Saturday, June 23. Registration is at 9 a.m. at Dormont Memorial Stadium. At 11 a.m., the fun continues at Dormont Pool. For more information, see the Dormont Borough website. Farmers Market starts June 25 and will run every Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of West Liberty and Alabama avenues. For a full list of local farmers markets, click here. Dormont Day is July 4 in Dormont Park! The events will feature a variety of activities and …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Student members of the Tech Ed club built and donated 12 new Adirondack chairs to Dormont Pool on Wednesday.
Keystone Oaks junior Jacob Krepley thinks he could probably build an Adirondack chair with his eyes closed. If anyone could, he—or one of his classmates from the Tech Ed Club—would be the one to do it. The students have spent the past few weeks building the chairs assembly-line style, and they donated the finished products to Dormont Pool on Wednesday. “They were pretty popular last year, and we’re glad we have more,” said assistant pool manager Mary Jo Maloney. “You can definitely tell that people want those. We really appreciate having them.” Last year, the students built and donated eight chairs to Dormont Pool. This year, they added 12 more handmade chairs to the collection. Some of the chairs were on display at the Keystone Oaks Art …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Two local pools are closed today due to chilly weather.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
If you were thinking of going for a swim after work, today might not be the best day. Both Dormont Pool in Dormont and Wilson Park Pool in Green Tree are closed today due to chilly temperatures and gloomy skies. Temperatures are set to stay put in the mid-60s for the rest of the day on Tuesday, with partly or mostly cloudy skies through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Luckily, temperatures are supposed to warm up later this week—reaching the mid to high 80s this weekend—so summer fun is in the future! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Dormont police blotter, May 25 to June 1
The following information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A McCandless Township man was arrested by Dormont police May 26 for public urination. Daniel Critics, 23, of Stevens Drive in McCandless Township, was arrested at 12:52 a.m. after he reportedly urinated outside, next to the Sunoco Gas & A Plus Convenience Store in the 3100 block of West Liberty Avenue. Critics was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Also in this week’s blotter: May 25 May 28 May 28 The police also responded to a number of noise disturbances, medical assistance calls and parking complaints that did not result in arrests or charges. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Here are five events to check out this weekend.
1. GNC Live Well Health and Fitness Expo Where/When: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Why Go: The GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo is one of the many exciting events that will be held on Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend, May 4 and May 5, 2012; it's free and open to the public. Registered runners, families running with children in the Kids Marathon, race fans and fitness enthusiasts from throughout the region will attend the Expo and it serves as the hub for racers and spectators with packet pick up and clinics on Friday and Saturday. Products, goods, services, entertainment and information will be featured during the two-day event. The Expo will focus on all …
Friday, April 20, 2012
You voted. We counted. Here are the results.
You told us where you work out. And we ran with it. Now we're ready to announce the Readers' Choice winner for favorite fitness center in Dormont and Brookline. Swimming into the lead was... ...Dormont Pool! Dormont Pool received 42 percent of the votes, taking it to the finish line for favorite get-fit location. The track at Keystone Oaks High School had a second place finish, with Sterling Yoga taking the bronze. Congratulations to Dormont Pool! You'll be hearing from Dormont-Brookline Patch soon. Stay tuned for more Readers’ Choice contests from Dormont-Brookline Patch! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Parks, pools and recreation centers - where's your favorite place to get fit?
Summer—and shorts—weather is around the corner, and you want to look your best. So where in Dormont or Brookline do you like to work out? Do you prefer a more commercial fitness center, like Curves? Or a group classes at Brookline Recreation Center? How about a smaller setting, like Sterling Yoga or PKA Karate Academy Pittsburgh, where you can get specialized attention? Or how about a run or swim in one of the local parks? This week's Readers' Choice asks you to vote for your Favorite Fitness Center in Peters. So where will it be? Below are some choices. If your favorite place is missing, tell us in the comments or email Erin at email@example.com and we'll add it to the poll! You can vote once daily until 9 a.m. on Friday when we pick …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Dormonters enjoyed cookies with Santa and a tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday evening.
We all know that Santa Claus is very busy this time of year. But, the big guy told us, he’s never too busy for his friends in Dormont! Santa stopped by the Dormont Park Recreation Center on Saturday evening for the borough’s light up night. Nearly two hundred people came out to have their little ones sit on Santa’s lap, get photos taken and enjoy crafts, snacks and various other activities. Popular Christmas tunes played in the background as kids constructed picture frames at the craft table and danced around the room. Cookies were provided by a donation from the Eat'n Park on Banksville Road, and juice pouches were provided by the Banskville Road Supercuts. Supercuts also donated the skill of its stylists. Two stylists were on hand at the…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Like the perfect storm, the Hollywood was a venue in need and Lou Pietosi needed a venue to make his dream of a packed house come true.
Sitting down and talking with Lou Pietosi is like going back in time for this Pittsburgh native. From playing music at Dormont Pool with the Nardozi Brothers Duo to his latest venture at the Hollywood Theater, Lou Pietosi is all about Dormont, Pittsburgh and its music. “I’ve always wanted to get the band back in Dormont in front of family and friends.” Pietosi said over an espresso at Sugar Cafe on Potomac Avenue. “I’ve always dreamed about playing in a sold-out place and now that the Civic Arena is down, this is where I am.” Peitosi read about the Hollywood Theater on Dormont-Brookline Patch and how it needed funding to carry on which reminded him of how the South Hills Theater was torn down. It was like the perfect storm, the Hollywood …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Third annual Doggie Dip Set for Labor Day.
As the dog days of summer draw to a close, local caninies will have a chance to splash to their hearts’ content at the annual Labor Day Doggy Dip at Dormont Pool. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to swim, thanks to Dormont Pool and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. Now in its third year, the event has proven extremely popular, with last year’s attendance at more than 500 dogs. “We truly were floored,” said event organizer and Dormont Recreation Committee member Kim Hoffman, “(The turnout) was fantastic.” What started as a suggestion on the Dormont Pool website is quickly becoming a borough tradition. “We saw the comment and just thought it was a great idea,” said Hoffman. Gretchen …