Sunday, May 13, 2012
Raccoon State Park tied with the Panhandle and Montour trails for second place.
That old ad slogan, "Kennywood: The Great Escape," must still be resonating with people in western Pennsylvania. Congratulations to Kennywood Park, which captured 37 percent of the vote to win last week's "Where's Your Favorite Staycation?" in our Patch Readers' Choice contest. Raccoon State Park tied for second place with the Panhandle and Montour trails—each got 16 percent of the vote. Kennywood is hoping to open its newest ride, the Black Widow, the weekend of May 19-20. Visit www.kennywood.com for updates. The website also has a buy-one-get-one coupon for May 20 and 27. Thanks to our Patch readers for voting.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Thursday, Oct. 6.
Here are today's tops stories from Patch sites in your region: Penn Forest Natural Burial Park Offers Alternative for Area Residents Controversy Still Brews in Dormont Around Canceled Beer Garden Mt. Lebanon Planning Outdoor Athletics Complex to Border Baldwin Township Grant Will Connect Settlers Cabin to Panhandle Trail Upper St. Clair Named One of the Top Places to Work And the TV Goes To...
Monday, August 29, 2011
The annual event took place this weekend.
Friday kicked off the 11th annual Rock the Quarry event at the panhandle trail in Collier Township. The free event started at 5 p.m. Friday and wrapped up late last night. The outdoor festival featured live music from a variety of local artists, food, a bonfire, games and other fun activities. The famous hand-cut fries were amongst the food selection for the event and while locals enjoyed food there was plenty of music to appreciate. Four bands played Friday night including headlining group, Bill Ali Band at 9 p.m. Music acts played throughout the day yesterday starting at noon and concluded with a blues band, Jill West and Blues Attack. In addition to music, a science demonstration aimed toward children took place both days in the …
Friday, August 26, 2011
The outdoor festival features live music, good food and is fun for all ages.
The last days of summer are winding down and it is important to get in those last few minute fun outdoor activities for everyone in the family. Friday night kicks off the 11thannual Rock the Quarry event at the panhandle trail located off of Noblestown Road in Collier Township. The free, donations are welcome, event starts tonight at 5 p.m. and wraps up late tomorrow night and is perfect for adults and children of all ages. The outdoor festival features live music from a variety of local artists, food, science demonstrations, games and much more. Food booths open first to kick off the evening. The famous hand-cut fries and First Sergeants BBQ are among the food selection for the event. And while enjoying your favorite festival food there …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The black Labrador retriever encountered a raccoon on the Panhandle Trail near McDonald.
State and county authorities are searching for the owner of a black Labrador retriever that encountered a raccoon last week on the Panhandle Trail near McDonald. The raccoon tested positive for rabies Thursday after a game commission officer was called to trap the animal on the trail. Authorities from the state Department of Agriculture and Allegheny County Health Department are now looking for the owners of the black lab, which apparently fought with the raccoon Tuesday night, because the pet might be infected. Dave Zazac, a spokesperson for the county Health Department, said a witness caught the “tail-end of the encounter” and called authorities to report the condition of the raccoon. The owner of the dog, however, left the scene because…