Thursday, May 16, 2013
Doug Whaley formerly worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Buffalo Bills promoted Upper St. Clair native Doug Whaley to the general manager position Thursday morning. Whaley, 40, who has seen his role expand almost annually since being originally hired as assistant general manager/director of pro personnel three years ago, will now run the personnel side of the Bills franchise. Prior to being hired by the Bills, Whaley served 11 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers primarily as coordinator of pro scouting, though he also contributed to the Steelers organization on college scouting assignments. The Steelers won two Super Bowls in Whaley’s time on the Pittsburgh staff. "Doug will be a great general manager for the Buffalo Bills," said Steelers GM Kevin Colbert. "In our time together in Pittsburgh …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The event is free to enjoy.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, South Hills Village Mall will host a free event featuring relaxation and fun in honor of national "Mom's Nite Out," sponsored locally by Pittsburgh Magazine. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, entertainment and fashion and beauty services and will find information on mom-friendly organizations and events, all focused on rewarding mothers. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. in the mall's lower level north wing and will last until 8 p.m. South Hills Village officials and their event partners will treat moms with makeovers from Sephora and the entire Macy's cosmetics department and with massages from Massage Envy. Moms are also …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Upper St. Clair native is currently the offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL.com is reporting that the Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to interview Todd Haley for the vacant head coaching position. Haley is currently the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers and is an Upper St. Clair native. "They wouldn't set up this interview unless he was a serious candidate," according to the report. Haley worked for the Cardinals when they were beat by the Steelers in the 2009 Super Bowl. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently apologized to Haley for publicly expressing his disappointment in Haley's play calling during the Dallas Cowboys game. Do you think Haley will leave the Steelers organization? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Don't make your Christmas company lie around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places you can show your guests.
1. Consol Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four teams scheduled to participate are Robert Morris, Penn State University, Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art and Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz History Center through Jan 6, 2013. The most …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Local stars Brett Keisel, Troy Polamalu and of course Charlie Batch search for the “true meaning of the season” in this Charlie Brown parody.
As the playoffs draw closer, Pittsburgh’s favorite backup quarterback is searching for the true “meaning of the season” this Christmas—at least on YouTube. A new parody of the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas features "Peanuts"-inspired versions of some of your favorite Pittsburgh Steelers from Patch communities, including Brett Keisel (Cranberry area) and Troy Polamalu (Pine). The video stars Homestead's Charlie Batch, who asks a beard-petting Keisel as well as new father Ben Roethlisberger to help him find the true meaning of the Steelers season. “The playoffs season is coming up and this whole team has stopped believing,” the Batch character complains. The parody also features a thumb-sucking Mike Wallace and Polamalu as piano-playing …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Shannon Spence excels at field hockey and lacrosse.
Shannon Spence admired Hines Ward with her family during Pittsburgh Steelers games, but she never imagined the famous wide receiver would one day be honoring her. The Upper St. Clair High School field hockey and lacrosse player received the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award during The Hines Ward Show at the end of November. The award is given to high-character athletes in western Pennsylvania to promote the benefits of positivity to young athletes. Shannon found out she was going to be on the show as she was boarding a plane to go to the Dominican Republic for a community service trip with the high school—one of the many reasons she was chosen for the award. "I was surprised. It was really awesome," she said. "Just going there and meeting …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The scene will be filmed at the Petersen Events Center.
Here's your chance to appear on the big screen with Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo. The Fair Hill Project is looking for extras to shoot a scene on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Petersen Event Center in Oakland. Sorry ladies, only men 18 years of age and older are needed. According to the Pittsburgh Film Office, pay is $60 to $100, depending on the number of hours worked. Meals will be provided. Extras should plan on working from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Those interested and available should email name, age and phone number to email@example.com. While in town, Tatum led a Terrible Towel wave at Heinz Field before the Steelers-Chargers game on Sunday. If you took pictures at the game, be sure to upload them to the photo box! …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Emmanuel Sanders will be giving out autographs.
Fans are invited to meet and receive autographs from Pittsburgh Steeler Emmanuel Sanders from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at Giant Eagle Market District South Hills. The Steelers, Giant Eagle and Pepsi partnered up to bring customers and fans alike the opportunity to interact and meet with their favorite Steelers players. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Friday, December 7, 2012
Bridgeville police said they cited an Upper St. Clair man for allegedly stealing a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet from Castaway’s Bar.
An Upper St. Clair man was cited after allegedly stealing a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet from Castaway’s Bar in Bridgeville last month. Bridgeville police said they received a call from a Castaway’s employee around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 that the decorative helmet was stolen from a shelf behind the bar. Police said their investigation led them to 22-year-old Matthew Wholey. Wholey was not taken into custody, but officers cited him for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Investigators said they recovered the helmet from Wholey’s house and returned it to the bar’s owner. In other police news, two people from Upper St. Clair were charged with disorderly conduct after Bridgeville police said they egged a borough apartment building and vehicle …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Parking will be restricted on Potomac Avenue in Dormont today, Friday, after 3 p.m. due to a celebrity event at Hollywood Theater.
A celebrity event Friday night at Dormont's Hollywood Theater is exciting for the borough, but it caused a few parking headaches on Friday morning. Parking meters are bagged on Potomac Avenue between Sugar Cafe and Potomac Bakery. The spaces are reserved for a celebrity event and showing of the film "Christmas in Compton" at Hollywood Theater on Friday night. Parking will be allowed at the meters until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The spaces are reserved after 3 p.m., and violaters will be towed. Dormont police Sgt. James Burke said the police know the parking situation is inconveninet for local businesses. He said the police are doing everything they can to accomodate the event, the business owners and their customers. This type of event is…