Friday, April 19, 2013
The work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens.
While driving in the region, have you noticed the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's community gardens? These gardens, which are planted by volunteers each spring, including the ones in the Dormont-Brookline area, have helped to beautify the region. According to the conservancy's website, corporate and organizational sponsorships and the work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and other organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens. Volunteers are needed to help with this spring's community flower garden planting. Groups, families and individuals interested in helping to plant neighborhood gardens should contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or at lolzak@…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Dormont Borough and Brookline to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Tube City, West Mifflin Borough Appliance Warehouse, South Side Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils PetroMax, Collier Township Batteries Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Borough Pennsylvania Resources Council, South Side Batteries, Automobile Batteries Plus, …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Kathryn Richardson opened Rosewood in Sewickley last year, and she’s now working to build her South Hills location.
A South Hills native has brought her unique clothing boutique back to her hometown. Kathryn Richardson, who grew up in Mt. Lebanon, opened Rosewood in Sewickley in March 2011, and opened her second location on Washington Road in her hometown last August. Richardson said she settled on the Mt. Lebanon storefront because the location is a “happy medium” between several communities—including Dormont, Brookline, Scott Township and Upper St. Clair—which are home to many young professionals, her target demographic. “We opened a boutique in Sewickley in 2011, and after being there for a year and a half we saw that this is something Pittsburgh doesn’t have a lot of, especially in the suburbs,” Richardson said. There are other boutiques in the area…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here are some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Dormont-Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Manager of OD & Talent (Brookline) Matthews International, with a property on West Liberty Avenue in Brookline, is seeking a manager of OD & Talent to create a new Center of Expertise at Matthews Global headquarters on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Through collaboration with business unit leaders, this position will design solutions and equip human resource business partners to effectively implement broad-based initiatives that raise the professional, managerial and leadership capability of the organization. It will also ensure the right talent in the right roles at the right time. Frequent input from …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dormont officers are investing an incident in which someone smashed the window of the West Liberty Wine & Spirits store.
Dormont police are searching for the man who smashed the window of the Wine & Spirits store in Dormont Village on April 3. According to the police report, a Dormont officer was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Dormont Public Library at 2:27 a.m. when he saw a man walk from the alleyway behind Tom’s Diner into the Dormont Village parking lot and stop in front of the Wine & Spirits store. Officers said the man looked around, then threw a brick at the store’s front window. The window cracked but did not break. According to the report, the officer drove across the street into the parking lot, and the man ran back down the alleyway. Officers from Dormont and Mt. Lebanon searched the area, but did not find the suspect. The incident is …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Construction crews are making big progress on The Fresh Market grocery store planed for Route 19 in Mt. Lebanon.
Construction crews are making big progress on The Fresh Market grocery store planed for the corner of Washington and Connor roads 19 in Mt. Lebanon. The building’s structure is up and crews are now working to finishing the exterior. Demolition crews razed the old Roth Carpet in January to make way for the new grocery store. The Fresh Market grocery store offers “an old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and floral stands.” A company spokeswoman said a lease has been signed for the location, but an opening date still is unknown. According to The Fresh Market website, the store would convey an atmosphere of an old world European market with an old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and floral stands, and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Bikram Yoga, which has numerous hot yoga franchises around the country, will be the first one in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
A Bikram Yoga is planned for Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. The hot yoga center, which has numerous franchise locations around the country, will be the first one in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Ignacio Filippini, who lives in Peters Township and plans to move to Mt. Lebanon, said he hopes to open his new business in June. After graduating from the Bikram Yoga College of India a few years ago, he’s worked full-time as a yoga instructor at 15 studios in the United States and Canada. He hopes to pass on what he’s learned to people of all fitness levels. “They taught me how to work with people of all different physical and mental abilities and how to optimize the Bikram practice for each individual’s specific needs,” Filippini said of his …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's a look at some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Dormont-Brookline area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Wendy's Crew Member (Beechview) Wendy's of West Liberty Avenue is looking for another crew member to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment where everyone on the team works together and knows how to have fun. Price and Signage Coordinator (South Hills Village) Dick's Sporting Goods is seeking a full-time price and signage coordinator at its South Hills Village location to ensure that all merchandise is accurately priced and signed. Field Repair-Jewelry Jared: The Galleria of Jewelry is seeking a full-time person to pursue a career in jewelry design and repair with Sterling Jewelers, Jared's …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a list of resources, events and services in honor of the Jewish observance.
It's almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the "Kosher for Passover" label, which, thankfully, spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the observance, Jews clean their homes and get rid …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The reloadable plastic smart cards are intended to eliminate the need for paper passes and tickets, according to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
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Thursday, March 7
Giant Eagle's Market District store in Bethel Park and its store in Mt. Lebanon on Cochran Road are among nearly 50 of the grocery chain's locations that will begin selling and renewing the Port Authority's new ConnectCard. The reloadable smart cards are intended to replace paper transit passes and tickets, according to a statement from the Port Authority. Transit patrons can purchase weekly or monthly passes and load that amount onto their cards, then present the cards to ride a Port Authority vehicle. The Market District store is located at 7000 Oxford Drive. The Mt. Lebanon store is located at 1717 Cochran Road. Both stores will permit customers to buy and load a card for weekly or monthly use and to check their balances. The new cards …