Friday, March 29, 2013
Families of the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited.
Bishops David Zubik, William Waltersheid and William Winter will welcome families of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to their annual Blessing of Families at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. "As they greet and bless your family personally, they affirm and support you as a household of love and witnesses to the faith. Come and experience the bishops’ expression of appreciation for the gift that you are and the gifts that you bring to our diocese," according to the invitation. Each family attending will receive a special memento to take home and children will receive a sweet treat.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Mark your calendar: The popular show is slated for this Friday.
Lasers ... in a church? That’s right! The Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church invites area families to come enjoy the annual Easter Laser Show event, which takes place this weekend. "This is a really fun event for families. Seeing the look of awe on the faces of the kids when the first set of lasers goes up is a priceless moment, one of the organizers, Stephanie Woodin, said. "People can expect the unexpected. It’s truly like nothing you’ve ever seen—a full sensory experience with lights, lasers and music." The show will be put on by Lightwave International of Bridgeville. But that's not all: A free will offering will be taken the night of the show with 100 percent of the proceeds help area families in need. "Everyone has a lot of fun …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Easter Bunny arrives for photos March 7.
Hippity hoppity, Easter Bunny is on his way to South Hills Village. The Bunny Photo Experience begins March 7 and runs through March 30 at the lower level north court—by Target. “We love to hold family-friendly events at South Hills Village and we always look forward to watching children interact with the Bunny at Easter,” said Jennifer Carroll, marketing director at South Hills Village. Additionally, following the success of Simon® malls’ 2012 Caring Santa initiative where thousands of guests participated, the Caring Bunny™ event at South Hills Village will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. From 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, many steps will be …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
One year ago today, crews responded to a structure fire at the Canonsburg shop. But no worries: The company is back in the saddle, and ready to meet the candy demands for the Easter holiday.
Following a fire one year ago today—Feb 3, 2012—at the Sarris Candies plant in Canonsburg, company President Bill Sarris announced that all is well and that the company is back in full production in preparation for the early Easter holiday. “We got through last Easter with a limited amount of items available due to the fire," Athena Sarris, chief executive officer, said. "We lost a lot of chocolate molds and weren’t able to provide the selection we’ve had in years past." That won't be a problem this year, though. "But this season, we’ll have a huge selection of new bunnies and novelties to fill everyone’s baskets,” she continued. Over the past year, new construction of all devastated areas—including the ice cream parlor and candy store—was…
Monday, April 9, 2012
The store is offering half-off all things Easter in the store and online until midnight Thursday (or while supplies last).
The parking lot at Sarris Candies was filled and people lined up outside the shop's doors even before the store opened Monday—all for a chance to be among the first to pick up some of its remaining Easter candy, which is now half off. The Canonsburg store's after-Easter sale commences today and ends at midnight Thursday (or while supplies last) both in store and online. Favorites such as the Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg, for example, will be sold for $7.98 instead of the normal $15.95 pricetag. Want to check out the deals but can't make it to the Canonburg retail store? No worries—orders will also be taken online here. What's your favorite Easter treat from Sarris Candies? Tell us in the comments section below.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Hop on down to Washington!
Hop on down to the Bunny Trolley at the nearby Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington! Rides are scheduled for March 31, April 1, April 6 and April 7. For the first time at the museum, children will be able to see live rabbits from Washington County's 4 Leaf 4-H Club. In addition to a ride on an antique, restored trolley with the Easter Bunny, kids can make a springtime craft and participate in an egg hunt. Visitors may also take a second trolley ride on the Easter shuttle and tour the trolley display building, which houses more than 30 streetcars. Complimentary pink lemonade and popcorn will be served. Rides depart every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (the last ride is at 4 p.m.). Kids can also enjoy coloring, and Thomas and …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Retail Operations Manager Norm Candelore said, "It's all for the customers."
Easter is a holiday steeped in tradition, and for so many local families, a trip to Sarris Candies for chocolately treats is part of theirs. That tradition can go on unfettered starting today—because the retail shop in Canonsburg is now officially reopened. The store had been closed since a Feb. 3 fire, but the shop was in full swing Thursday, as customers perused everything from chocolate-covered pretzels to chocolate Easter bunnies. Although the day was overcast, Spring looked like it had already arrived at the venerable shop, with pastel colors dominating the interior design. Customers were greeted with oversized stuffed bunnies and at least one fluffy yellow duck at the door—as well as Retail Operations Manager Norm Candelore. "Welcome…
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wishing you and your family an awesome day!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The flowers are blooming. The ham is in the oven. Church services are about to begin. Yep, it's Easter.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Fire Chief Tim Solobay said the hunt went off without a hitch Saturday.
The rain held off long enough for the Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department to hold its Easter Egg hunt in Town Park Saturday morning. Fire Chief Tim Solobay said the event was well attended. "Rain threatened, but nothing could take the enthusiam out of the morning for the hundreds of children who braved the weather," he said of the event, which is co-sponsored by the borough police department. Town Park was also decorated with balloons provided by Friends of the park. Enjoy these pictures of some of the kids—and Easter Bunny— who came out for the festivities. Editor's Note: Thanks to Solobay for the pictures!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Local florists let you know how to use flowers to add some color and class to your holiday celebration.
If you’re looking for some last-minute tips on how to make your holiday weekend a little more lovely, local florists have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece to spruce up your tablescape, floral gift for a loved one or the classic corsage for church, the folks at L&M Flower Shop and Malone’s Flowers have advice for you. 1. The best arrangement to send as a gift. Jan Taylor can hardly hide her excitement when she describes Teleflora’s “My Little Chickadee.” The manager of Malone’s Flowers at 17 W. Pike St. in Canonsburg, said it’s one of the cutest she’s ever seen. Bursting with yellow roses and white daisies, the arrangement oozes with spring cheer. The little chick peeking around the vase makes it an adorable, …