Monday, September 17, 2012
Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention will be held this coming weekend at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Fort Couch Road.
The Horror Realm—Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention—has guests, dealers, films, panels and entertainment planned this coming weekend at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Fort Couch Road. In addition to a large dealer room, the show features the “Room of the Dead” where fans can meet cast and crew members from George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. Horror Realm also hosts a VHS viewing room where horror films that never made it to DVD are screened on VHS. Horror Realm’s film and panel schedule for the weekend is as follows: Washington Room – Film & Panel Room Harrisburg Room – Panel Room Friday 4 PM Fetish Dolls Die Laughing Friday 5 PM Rochelle Davis panel 6 PM Doug Bradley panel 6:15 PM Author …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The public is invited to join the Veterans Breakfast Club on a motorcoach trip, which costs $89.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
The Veterans Breakfast Club is planning an April 19 trip to the Flight 93 Memorial and Chapel in Shanksville. The trip, which costs $89, will include motorcoach transportation, continental breakfast and a buffet lunch at the Oakhurst Tea Room in Somerset County. The public is invited to join veterans of all ages, their families and friends for the event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about the Flight 93 Memorial trip or to reserve a seat, contact Chris Crompton at 412-881-4100 or Todd DePastino at 412-623-9029 or email@example.com. Pickup locations are as follows: 9 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Road Park 'n Ride (Exit 68 off Interstate 79 in Ohio Township). 9 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 164 Fort …
Monday, October 3, 2011
It was too late for a would-be bride and her mother to get their money back after the wedding was called off, so they held a fundraiser for a pit bull advocacy group.
As Cinderella stories go, a recent soiree in Bethel Park tells an extra-special "tail," featuring a pit bill named Hazel and many fairy godparents. The event at the Crowne Plaza on Fort Couch Road Saturday was made possible by a young woman who canceled her wedding, and then donated the reception to a local pit bull advocacy group, Hello Bully, to raise funds for its new shelter in Cranberry. The party was dubbed “There’s No Place Like Home.” Hazel was a guest of honor because she represents the kind of rescues that Hello Bully and the Humane Society of United States perform. She arrived in a feminine frock that hid her distended nipples—an indication she had been repeatedly bred—and with paws still slightly swollen from fire ant attacks …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Haigh entertains veterans with his stories at the monthly Veterans Breakfast Club meeting in Upper St. Clair.
The monthly Veterans Breakfast Club meeting in Upper St. Clair on July 26 wasn’t in the normal format where several stories of local club members are presented and there’s room for impromptu presentations. Instead, John L. Haigh, a retired Air Force master sergeant and chief steward aboard Air Force One, was brought in to share his stories to an audience of over 100 veterans and guests. He was received with much laughter, awe and applause. Haigh began his presentation with a salute to his fellow veterans and was proud to share some of the highlights of his career. From flying with the Apollo 17 astronauts for a month to becoming chief steward aboard Air Force One, Haigh shared many stories and photos of his experiences traveling the world …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
South Hills Chapter has more than 300 members.
Inspired by a bus trip full of World War II veterans, the idea for the Veterans Breakfast Club started in 2007 when bus captain and historian Dan Cavanaugh asked the participants if they wanted to share any stories. Some of them, wearing their uniform hats and medals, opened up and soon more began to feel comfortable talking about that oft forgotten part of their lives. After the trip was over, many calls were received from those looking to recreate the storytelling experience again. So, in April 2008, a small group of veterans and their spouses met for breakfast and the idea took off. There are now more than 300 members in the South Hills Chapter alone and other groups meet in Penn Hills, North Hills, and the Moon/Airport area. Last year…