Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Whether they are in the city or country, there are places near home where you can find fresh produce—or get seedlings to grow your own.
To every thing there is a season—and we are in the season of planting. Despite the frost warnings this week, May is the time when many plants take root. And not far behind are the early harvests. There are a number of local farms that provide a variety of seedlings and sprouts, produce, and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are out in the country, while others are urban farms. (Check out the video in this article's media gallery of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the United States is picked 4-7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately for Upper St. Clair folks…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope Wednesday.
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected the new pope Wednesday and greeted the thousands who gathered at the Vatican. Closer to home, Catholic leaders here said they are excited about the selection. "Like most Catholics I was filled with great excitement when the white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. And although I didn't know all that much about Cardinal Bergoglio, his appearance and remarks from the balcony were both quite impressive. Further, the fact that he is a member of the Jesuit religious order founded by Saint Ignatius, a saint to whom I'm…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The magistrate for Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park will be hearing the case.
The preliminary hearing for the former fire chief and deputy fire chief at Becks Run Volunteer Fire Department in north Baldwin Borough was continued Monday. The hearing was rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Nov. 16 in front of district Judge Robert Wyda, the magistrate for Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park. The magistrate for Baldwin recused himself from the case. Leonard "Len" Novak and Stephen Bonetti, chief and deputy chief, respectively, were charged in August with misusing approximately $25,000 from the Pennsylvania firemen's relief fund over an approximately five-year period. Novak is charged with two counts of theft by deception; one count of receiving stolen property; two counts of unlawful use of a computer; one count of criminal …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Thursday, Oct. 20.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Bridgeville Factory Prints Shirts to Honor Slain Officer Owner of Fred's Tree & Lawn Service Feels Harassed Township Seeks Live Tree Donation for Lighting Ceremony Oakmont Paranormal Society, Library Team Up for Mysteries Tour USC Ties With Peters in 'Pink Out' Game
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, June 28.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: Man Charged After Reportedly Exposing Himself to Wedding Crowd Peters Township Council Unanimously Votes 'No' on Crematory Riverview School Board Adopts Budget With a 0.7364-Mill Tax Increase Bill Would Let Military Uniforms Be Worn at Graduation Baldwin Borough Club Expo Showcases Dog-Training Classes