Monday, February 25, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned early March.
The new Target at South Hills Village will open its doors for the first time on March 5, according to a Target official. The evening event is invitation only. The store will then have a soft opening on March 6 and a grand opening on March 10. There are still about 30 to 50 positions Target officials are looking to fill, according to WTAE. Anyone who's interested in a job should apply at Target.com/careers. Target renovated and added on to the bottom level of the former Boscov's. A new Dick's Sporting Goods occupies the top two floors.
It's video you just have to see!
It's the kind of video that can go viral on YouTube. A fifth grader hit a buzzer-beating, half-court shot during a game played at Eisenhower Elementary Tuesday night. That fifth grader is R.J. White and his team, Maglin, went on to win the game against Krolczyk, 36-28. The incredible shot was celebrated by fans of both teams. The mother of a player from the opposing team, Michelle Gleim, luckily had her camera rolling to capture the remarkable moment. She uploaded the video to Patch to share with the community.
Monday, January 7, 2013
A mammogram detected Susan Castriota's breast cancer, but she believes one of her dogs was trying to send her a message long before her diagnosis.
Susan Castriota, of Upper St. Clair, is recovering from breast cancer. A mammogram in October revealed she had stage 2 invasive lobular carcinoma. Soon after her diagnosis she said she realized one of her dogs knew she was sick long before she knew she was. "After receiving the news of my illness, I realized that Bella, one of my beloved Havanese dogs, had been paying an inordinate amount of attention to, and sniffing, my breast when I would get up in the morning," Susan said. Susan gave little thought at that time as Bella had always been a sniffer—smelling for every little morsel of dog food left behind by Kiki and Wilson, her other two dogs. But now she thinks Bella was trying to tell her something. "I believe that Bella detected my …
Monday, December 10, 2012
'Strong for the Holidays' event benefited Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA.
A roomful of Wise Women from across the South Hills and beyond helped to raise more than $1,000 to aid domestic violence victims and children who seek assistance from Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA during the first “Strong for the Holidays” event that took place last month. Attendees of the event, hosted by Upper St. Clair resident Kim Epp Frenette on behalf of an e-Journal she launched last year called Wise Women of the South Hills, also collected three boxes of necessity items such as toiletries, socks and small gifts for women and children, who seek shelter at DVSSP. “The Wise Women website is all about inspiring, energizing and connecting women. One of our goals for this event, in addition to raising much-needed funds, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Mexican restaurant will replace Pearl Vision in Upper St. Clair.
A new Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open in nearby Upper St. Clair on Jan. 23, according to a Chipotle official. The restuarant joins Norman Centre on Washington Road in the former Pearl Vision store. In September, commissioners approved the addition of 22 more parking spots to accomodate the restaurant.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Murphy credits his win to knowing the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania.
It's official. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) will serve a sixth term. Murphy declared victory around 10:15 p.m. against retired state police trooper and current Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, a Democrat. In his victory speech, Murphy credited the win to understanding the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania. He called his team from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. to join him on the stage and thanked them. Also joining Murphy on stage was his wife, daughter and daughter's fiance. Maggi released this statement following the defeat: "Although we did not get the results we wanted, I am incredibly proud of the campaign I ran. We stuck to the issues, offered a contrast,and educated voters on what Congress is doing on the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The team won 2-1 over the rival team.
Congratulations to the Canon-McMillan High School boys soccer team, which beat rival Peters Township in the WPIAL semi-finals Wednesday night. The team next faces Upper St. Clair High School's team Saturday to battle for the title. And friends of the team wanted Canon-McMillan Patch to make sure readers knew: In school history there has never been a team that has gone as far as the semi-finals. They asked fans to come out and support the boys Saturday night for the match, which the Canon-McMillan boys soccer Facebook page indicates will be held at 6:45 p.m. at Elizabeth Forward High School. For more information on the game, check out the Observer-Reporter's coverage here.
Monday, September 17, 2012
"We're not bad people," Leslie Ackerman said.
The second season of Dance Moms, a popular reality TV show filmed in Penn Hills, came to an end last Tuesday. Upper St. Clair mother and daughter, Leslie and Payton Ackerman, again made a number of appearances in season two. "As a whole, there were a lot of changes (from season one)," Leslie said. "I'm just glad in the end (of season two) we got to see more of the girls' talent and less mom drama." Although Leslie does understand that the show is called Dance Moms. In many scenes, Leslie is shown arguing with the other mothers. "It used to bother me, but it doesn't bother me anymore," she said. But Leslie reminds viewers that the editors cut out the parts when the other moms antagonize her; they only show her reaction. "Which is me, I am …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Textbooks are no substitute for the real thing, and the Upper St. Clair-based organization is helping young and old alike explore their world firsthand.
Let’s test your knowledge. What is the difference between a beetle and a true bug? (Volkswagen-related answers don’t count.) A head-scratcher, huh? Well, some folks who are a whole lot younger than you know the answer, thanks to the Outdoor Classroom in Upper St. Clair. More specifically, thanks to Amy Bianco, an Outdoor Classroom staff member who conducted a Talk ’n’ Walk program Sunday on the subject of insects. She provided plenty of information during the first half before taking participants on a hike to find examples from the animal kingdom’s most species-rich class of creatures. If you’re not familiar with the Outdoor Classroom, it’s near the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. In fact, the classroom predates the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
One of Pittsburgh's most successful brands started at the tail end of the 19th century.
Think of beer, and perhaps Wisconsin’s largest city comes to mind. But a hundred years ago, Pennsylvania’s second-largest city was a contender. “Pittsburgh was head-to-head with the Milwaukee breweries,” says Mark Dudash, president of Duquesne Bottling Co., based in Upper St. Clair. “Over the years, everything has dwindled down to where it’s all gone. So it’s really a Pittsburgh pride thing to bring it back.” He’s referring to his so-far successful effort to resurrect the brand name of what once was the eighth-largest brewery in the United States. Mark likes to bring historical perspective to his products, so let’s take a look at the history of the beer: Editor's Note: Read about Mark and Maria Dudash's revival of Duquesne. - amanda