Sunday, March 3, 2013
The consortium kicked off with a student leadership conference this week.
The Peters Township High School executive council kicked off their effort to establish a network of student leaders this week. The Pennsylvania Student Leadership Consortium held a student leadership conference on Feb. 28 in Peters this week, with the participation of Upper St. Clair High School students. The conference focused on building relationships, sharing ideas and working toward collective collaborative action between school districts. Also taking part in the consortium were students from Elizabeth Forward, Mt. Lebanon, North Hills, Quaker Valley, Ringgold, South Fayette and South Park. Ongoing, the students have created a website to facilitate collaborative discourse between the student leaders across the districts. Like Patch on…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The fundraising event will be held during the team's match against Peters Township Wednesday and will benefit a hometown hero.
The Peters Township wrestling team will be hosting the "Match for a Marine" event Wednesday during their match against Upper St. Clair to honor an American hero. All proceeds from the event—including admissions and concession sales—will be donated to a charitable organization that has been set up by the local VFW to directly benefit Marine Cpl. Doug Vitale. Vitale was a wrestler at Kiski and his wife is a graduate of Peters Township High School. He was seriously injured while on patrol in Afghanistan. The goal is to have 1,000 people attend the wrestling match and raise $5,000 for his family and his ongoing care.
Friday, July 13, 2012
One lady and two guys team up for a smooth sound, mixing old favorites with enthusiastically received originals.
You've probably heard a local band playing in your neighborhood. Sometimes against your will. But you'll probably want to listen if the band called LocaL comes to your neighborhood. That's right. The second "L" is capitalized, too, because that's the first letter of the first name of two of the original band members. You follow? Well, they're down to only one name starting with "L," but they're still LocaL. And they're local, crossing through Upper St. Clair to meet up with one another: Vocalist Leigh-Anne Yost, the remaining "L," lives in Bridgeville; guitarist Kyle Ingram and percussionist-guitarist Zack DeFelice are Peters Township High School graduates. Got it? Good. OK, let's hear from Leigh-Anne, who's a heck of a writer along with …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Familiar Pittsburgh scenes can be seen throughout.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie trailer is now available for viewing. Those familiar with Pittsburgh and the South Hills may recognize the city in the trailer. The Pittsburgh skyline can be seen throughout—and so can the Fort Pitt Tunnel in a goosebump-inducing scene. About 20 seconds into the trailer, the camera pans to the front of Peters Township High School—with the name front and center for a second or so. (The film company paid the school district $2,000 a day while shooting the movie on the campus.) Just 30 seconds later, Charlie, the main character played by Logan Lerman, attends his first-ever party at a mansion located on Merryoak Lane in the Upper St. Clair Deerfield Manor neighborhood. About 1:10 into the trailer, Sam, …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are some of the top stories this week from Patch sites in your area: Bonefish Grill Approved for Upper St. Clair Motorcycle Chase Leads to DUI Arrest PHOTOS: 'Bowling with the Bucs' at Legacy Lanes Skatepark Proposed for Scott Park Three Students Take Home Gold Medal
Friday, April 20, 2012
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy is facing challenger Evan Feinberg, a new resident of Upper St. Clair, in the Republican primary on April 24.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) is seeking his sixth term as representative of the 18th Congressional District. Murphy has lived in Upper St. Clair for more than 30 years with his wife and daughter. They attend St. Thomas More Church in Bethel Park. Evan Feinberg, a Peters Township High School graduate who recently moved to Upper St. Clair with his wife and infant son, is challenging Murphy in the Republican primary on April 24. It's Murphy's first primary challenger since going into Congress in 2002. Next Tuesday's top vote-getter will face Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, who is running as a Democrat, in the November general election. Murphy took the time to answer some questions we thought were important to Patch …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Peters Township native will face five-term incumbent Rep. Tim Murphy on April 24.
A Peters Township High School graduate will face 10-year incumbent Rep. Tim Murphy in the Pennsylvania spring primary on April 24. Although it's his first campaign, he's not new to politics. Evan Feinberg, 28, of Upper St. Clair, moved to Washington D.C. after college to work with the Heritage Foundation. He served as Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-OK) legislative assistant for Health Policy and, in 2010, took the position of top policy aide in Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) office. Feinberg is facing off in the Republican primary against U.S. Rep Tim Murphy in the 18th congressional district. The winner will then face Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, who is running as a Democrat, in the November general election. Feinberg took some time to …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The new Peters Township business opens Sunday. Another location is the South Hills is expected to open soon.
It’s trendy, it’s healthy, it’s convenient ... and it’s now open. Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt in McMurray officially opens Sunday at 11 a.m., following a soft opening held Saturday evening where community members who stopped by got to taste for free. Located in the heart of Peters Township, the new fro yo business in McMurray Towne Centre—off of Valley Brook Road—offers a simple, self-serve experience, and myriad flavors and toppings. Owner Frank Chao said he’s very excited to be open and happy to serve the public. “We’ve received a lot of phone calls,” he said. “Everyone is interested.” The atmosphere is inviting and fresh—pink, white and gray adorn the walls and décor. Chao offers yogurt flavors such as Green Tea, Mango (lactose-free), …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A total of 16 swims were top 16 times in the state at the intense dual meet.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The swimming and diving teams hosted a dual meet with Section 5 rival on Thursday, Feb. 9—the fastest ever held at the high school. The girls team defeated Peters and the boys team lost. By the end of the competition 14 records fell—10 pool records and 4 team records. Of the 104 swims, 89 were WPIAL Championship qualifying swims and 49 of the 52 USC swims were WPIAL qualifying swims. The USC girls started the meet by breaking the team and pool records by more than five seconds, a record set just last year. The swim was the fourth fastest reported in the state this year. The next great swims came in the 200 Freestyle. Victoria Shaffer (USC) won the girls event with a personal best that ranks her 14th in the state. Alex Hardwick followed …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht told the media Wednesday 'there is nothing new that warrants an investigation.'
A press conference was called to order Wednesday afternoon regarding the recently-opened investigation on allegations against Peters Township High School head football coach Rich Piccinini. Peters Township police chief Harry Fruecht told the media his department interviewed seven people who came forward and that his staff has "failed to produce new information that warrants the investigation to continue." He said one parent and six students came forward, but wouldn't disclose the exact number of people his department interviewed. Superintendent Nina Zetty thanked the Peters police for their efforts in the investigation. "We know that they share our concern for the safety of all students in our community," she said. "With the results of …