Saturday, June 2, 2012
The mother videotaped her 7 year old with her iPhone as she waited for his anesthesia to wear off at Children's Hospital.
An Upper St. Clair 7 year old recovering from a broken arm has become a YouTube sensation. As Matt Russell's anesthesia was wearing off after doctors reset his bones and applied a full-arm cast in the Children's Hospital emergency room, he was making his parents and grandmother "laugh so hard." "He just started talking really funny and really loud and we pulled out our phones," said Jennifer Russell, Matthew's mother. "We were laughing so hard. We were like, 'We just have to get this on tape.'" Matt kept telling them that he was "dizzay" and asked his grandmother, "Why is there two of you?" Jennifer uploaded the video to her Facebook page to share with family and friends, and that's when some of her friends urged her to put the video on …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
MTV's Hollywood Crush reports 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' will debut in September.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A movie shot in Upper St. Clair and around Pittsburgh in the summer of 2011 will soon be coming to the big screen. MTV's Hollywood Crush reports The Perks of Being a Wallflower will open in limited release on Sept. 14. The USA release date listed on IMDb is Sept. 21. The movie trailer will debut during the MTV Movie Awards pre-show on June 3. Actress Emma Watson let the news loose on Twitter in May. The director of the movie is Upper St. Clair native Stephen Chbosky. The movie is based on a novel he wrote, also titled The Perks of Being a Wallflower, about an introvert high school freshman who learns things about drug use, sex and suicide. Some of the places the movie was shot in Upper St. Clair include Mill Grove Road, Merry Oak Lane in …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The store is trying to get rid of all its merchandise.
Betsy Ann Chocolates' franchise store in Upper St. Clair will soon be shutting its doors for good. All merchandise at the Washington Road store located behind the CVS is on sale. If customers use a credit or debit card, they will receive 45 percent off their purchase. If they use cash, it's 50 percent off. The sale started on Thursday, Feb. 16 and store employees said the store will close when the merchandise is gone. As of Friday afternoon, the store was picked over. Boxes of different chocolate varieties and some Easter candy remained. Easter baskets, coffee mugs and other non-chocolate merchandise was also for sale. Betsy Ann Chocolates will still be available for South Hills customers to purchase at the Macy's at South Hills Village …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Cash "well into the six figures" flew out of a bank courier van's rear door on Wednesday afternoon.
Upper St. Clair police are working to retrieve money "well into the six figures" that flew out of the rear door of a bank courier van on Wednesday afternoon. Police on Thursday said they've received phone calls from several witnesses and are now pursuing a lead. Officers are searching for two white males that were in a white Dodge Dakota pickup truck that are believed to have made off with some of the cash down Route 19 south. Police have a partial license plate, which they are not releasing. Police said it's not too late for the men, or any other person who may have pocketed the money, to return the cash to the police department. "Technically this is a theft, but under these circumstances we are willing to give people the benefit of the …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Healthy Pet Products had its grand opening on Saturday.
Healthy Pet Products customers no longer have to travel to the North Hills to find natural food, supplements and treats for their dogs and cats. Owner Toni Shelaske opened a second store in Upper St. Clair. The store opened its doors at the end of October and held its grand opening on Saturday. Already the store is "doing very well," Shelaske said. "I'm passionate about what I feed pets," she said. "I have loyal customers because of my products and knowledge." Shelaske said her knowledge comes from her years of owning a pet-sitting business. She became aware of the common health afflictions in the pets she was taking care of and began researching. The root of the problem, in most cases, was what the animals were eating, she said. Since …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: The Murder of Christine Guenther: Unsolved, but Not Forgotten PHOTOS: Baldwin Students Pay Homage to Kiki Camarena and Red Ribbon Week Shoppes on Bower Hill Finally Coming Down Photos: Miracle Field Milestone
Friday, October 21, 2011
North Strabane Township, Peters Township and Upper St. Clair are all participating.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Representatives from Peters Township, Upper St. Clair and North Strabane met this week with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities to kick off a study to determine the feasibility of converting municipal vehicle fleets to alternative fuels. In addition to the three municipalities, the study also includes the Peters Township Sanitary Authority, the Peters Township Ambulance Service and Tri-Community South EMS. The goal of the study is to determine the feasibility of converting the existing municipal vehicle fleets to alternative fuels, including clean burning natural gas. The municipal vehicle fleets are diverse and include vehicles such as public works trucks, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and other municipal vehicles. “The benefits are …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Arlene and David Weintraub, of Upper St. Clair, are organizing the Third Annual MGA Doggie Walk to raise awareness about a little-known disease.
Two and a half years ago on a Caribbean cruise, Arlene Weintraub's vision became blurred and she started seeing double. She didn't know what was wrong, and for six months, neither did any of her doctors. The muscle weakness spread to her arms and legs. "My quality of life was poor, sometimes I couldn't even get out of bed," said Arlene, of Upper St. Clair. Finally a doctor diagnosed her with the myasthenia gravis—a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder with no cause and no cure. "I have MG, but it doesn't have me," she said. Arlene is determined to continue having a high quality of life with her diagnosis, which is why she and her husband, David, are working tireless hours to plan the Third Annual MGA's Doggie Walk. "I want to make people…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Motorists should expect heavy delays near the Bridgeville exit.
Here we go again. Work will continue this weekend on Interstate 79 between the Washington County line and Bridgeville exit. Single-lane restrictions begin at 7 p.m. Friday and will continue until 11 a.m. Sunday. The restrictions over the past two weekendshave caused extensive delays on the interstate and secondary roads. The state Department of Transportation is urging people to find alternate routes to avoid the construction. Meanwhile, the work on that 3.7-mile stretch of interstate will continue weeknights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. PennDOT said the $2.6 million project will upgrade signs and guardrails, patch parts of the concrete roadway and repair three overpass bridges that cross the interstate in that area. Construction crews will …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Purchase pumpkins, apple cider and more for an additional two weeks in Upper St. Clair.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Due to popular demand, the Upper St. Clair Lions Club is extending its Upper St. Clair Farmers Market for an additional two weeks. The market will remain open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church parking lot until Oct. 13. Pumpkins, apple cider and seasonal fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. The market was originally set to close for the season on Sept. 29. This story originally appeared on Upper St. Clair Patch.