Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The piece of chocolate art can be seen by appointment.
When it comes to sculptures, who needs marble when you have white chocolate? Not Heather Joy Puskarich. The Dallas, Texas-born artist transported recently fashioning her own body out of a white chocolate coating—a confection that was specifically developed for her project by Canonsburg's own Sarris Candies. The sculpture was created by first taking an impression of Puskarich’s body to create a mould. After filling, cooling and unmolding, she used her sculpting expertise to add detail, texture and the necessary refinements that resulted in this 350-pound masterpiece, which was on display at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery. Sarris Candies' specially formulated white chocolate coating gave the sculpture its signature marble appearance. It is now …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Officials said Sarris chocolate fans were lined up outside the store nearly two hours before the Canonsburg shop opened its doors for the half-off sale Monday.
Norm Candelore Jr. said he couldn't believe his eyes when he made his way into work Monday. The Sarris Candies retail operations manager said that while doors to the Canonsburg shop was scheduled to open its doors at 9 a.m. for the annual half-off Easter candy sale, people were lined up at 7 a.m. for a chance to grab up some chocolate. One of the local women waiting in that line was Rebecca Labovitz—and she estimated there were between 200 and 300 people braving the cold prior to the doors to the shop opening at 9 a.m. "They were lined up outside, sitting in lounge chairs and reading," Candelore said. "I couldn't believe it. There was just enough light for them to read their books as they waited." By 10 a.m. Monday, Candelore said that …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This time it was of the chocolate variety after being celebrated at hometown candy shop Sarris Candies.
They say winning a state championship is sweet, and winning back-to-back championships is sweeter. But the newest trophies the Canon-McMillan High School wrestling team (and its coaching staff) received this past weekend for winning its second-straight PIAA championship could be the sweetest. At least in the literal sense. Canonsburg's Sarris Candies presented chocolate trophies to the champs—with its Chief Operating Officer Bills Sarris handing them out individually with a beaming smile and hearty handshake. Editor's Note: If anyone else has pictures of this ceremony (or any others from the team that you'd like to include), feel free to upload them to this story. The "upload" button is above! And again: Congrats to the team and coaching …
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…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The store is decked out for the holiday, and with days left before Christmas, the store has been packed.
There was nary a space to park at Sarris Candies in Canonsburg recently. But 'tis the season, and employees say it's been brisk as usual. People milled around the store, not only picking out chocolate delights and other candy goodness, but also took time to look at the over-stuffed Santa (next to a Steelers motorcycle) and other decorations that give the store that special holiday feeling. If you haven't gotten your Sarris fix yet this holiday season, it's not last call for chocolate pretzels and other goodies yet. While the store is closed on Christmas, it is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome invites the public to attend the ceremony for William 'Bill' Schmidt Saturday.
Tomorrow won’t be just Saturday in Canonsburg. Mayor David H. Rhome is proclaiming it William “Bill” Schmidt Day. But the proclamation honoring the 1972 Munich Olympics Bronze medalist is just part of what Rhome and his committee and borough council have planned for that day. The Canonsburg “native son” and Canon-McMillan School District graduate will also have a marquis erected in his honor, something Rhome said will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of his third-place, 84.42-meter javelin throw. The mayor is the first to admit that if you look in the dictionary, perhaps “marquis” isn’t the technical term for the 8-foot-high, 4-foot wide sign—but it might be more appropriate. “The term ‘sign’ just doesn’t do it justice,” he said. Rhome …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Last year's event raised more than $18,000.
It's not too late to get involved in the Holiday Basket Raffle, hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary at Canonsburg General Hospital. This highly anticipated annual event has helped the Auxiliary donate more than $3 million to the hospital. Organizers say community support for this ticket/chance auction is far-reaching, with donors that include Sarris Candies, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dave & Busters, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Opera, Andy Warhol Museum, Phipps Conservatory, The Union Grill, Levin Furniture, and the Observer-Reporter, just to name a few. The Holiday Basket Raffle will be displayed in the main lobby of the hospital through Tuesday. Drawing more than 1,000 people a day to view the …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A Saturday fundraiser was punctuated by two surprise donations totaling $125,000.
A crowd of 325 who were dining and dancing in Town Park Pool for a fundraiser Saturday heard Bill Sarris make the announcement: That Sarris Candies would be donating $100,000 toward the price of a liner. On the same night, Velma Jeffries Youth Activities also gave $25,000 toward the project, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said. Those two donations, along with the $20,000 expected to be raised by the "Dine in the Pool" event, should provide enough funds to complete the liner installation, he added. Just weeks ago, the Parks and Recreation Board feared the pool would not be able to open next year because of the need for a new liner—and the $150,000 expense associated with it. Work on removing the old liner is expected to begin this week. …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sen. Tim Solobay writes about the Wounded Warriors Project on this anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks upon us again, it’s not only important to remember the heroes and victims of that historic day, but we should also recognize some of the good that came from that tragedy. The Wounded Warrior Project was started by several service veterans and their friends who were moved by the stories of the first wounded service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It began as a program to provide small comforts to the wounded, but has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and return to civilian life. On Thursday, UBS is sponsoring the second annual UBS Tailgate Fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will take place at the Metso/Taggart…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
New jobs will be created, according to borough Manager Terry Hazlett.
The Canonsburg Zoning Hearing Board this past week approved a request from Sarris Candies for a variance at 518 Blaine Ave. to construct an office and storage building there. New jobs will be created at the location, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said on the community's website. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more information as it becomes available!