Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast have been giving away free 12-ounce coffees …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A quick-change scam artist hit the Collier Township Giant Eagle last week and stole $150 from the clerk.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Friday, September 21, 2012
A quick-change scam artist hit the Giant Eagle in Chartiers Valley Shopping Center last week. Collier police said a black man walked into the grocery store at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 and went to the customer service desk to make a transaction. The man was able to scam the clerk out of $150, police said. A quick-change thief also hit the Dunkin’ Donuts in Dormont on Sept. 7. Police did not say if the two crimes are related. Anyone with information on the quick-change scam at the Giant Eagle is asked to call the Collier Township Police Department at 412-276-5051. Elderly Man Accused of Stealing Facial Cream Collier police charged a 74-year-old Mt. Lebanon man with retail theft after he allegedly stole nearly $70 worth of facial cream …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Bethel Bakery will be celebrating the special day with donut deals.
It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the donut is no exception. National Donut Day is Friday and in honor of their big day, donut shops across the nation—including many in the Pittsburgh area—will be having donut deals. The closest deal to Upper St. Clair will be taking place at Bethel Bakery on Brightwood Road. For every six donuts a customer buys, he or she will get one free, while supplies last. When the bakery opens at 7 a.m., customers will find a variety of new donuts for sale, including neopolitan, banana split, apple fritters, blueberry and peanut butter crunch. Salvation Army, the group that established National Donut Day, will also be on hand to help the store celebrate and will collect …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Police say a robbery Monday morning at Dunkin Donuts in Dormont is similar to another robbery that occurred in the plaza in February.
Dormont police are investigating a Monday-morning robbery that bears striking similarities to a robbery that occurred in the same plaza earlier this year. Dunkin' Donuts in Dormont Village Plaza on West Liberty Avenue was robbed at gunpoint just before 7 a.m. Monday, with employees and patrons inside the store. According to Dormont police Officer Tom Maloney, a man came into the store pointing a gun and demanded money. The man was given $538 in cash from two registers, and then he fled in the direction of Mississippi Avenue. The incident mirrors a similar robbery that occurred at Little Caesar's Pizza in the same plaza in February. "The coincidences are too much not to look at," Maloney said. "These are two stores that normally don't get …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Locals can cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers before the first playoff game against the Denver Broncos.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It's time to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers before their first playoff game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. A “Break the Broncos Rally” will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 6, around the Terrible Tree in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl are asking those attending the rally to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by bringing a canned good, non-perishable food item or cash donation. WDVE’s Val Porter will serve as emcee of the event, and Kardaz will provide live music. Fans are encouraged to bring black and gold decorations and Steelers paraphernalia to adorn the 20-foot Terrible Tree. Dunkin’ Donuts will provide limited, …
Wednesday, October 12, 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…