Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for Upper St. Clair residents to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Tube City, Collier Township Appliance Warehouse, South Side Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils PetroMax, Collier Batteries Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Borough Pennsylvania Resources Council, South Side Batteries, Automobile Batteries Plus, Castle Shannon Construction …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
'Jack Reacher' was partly filmed in Pittsburgh last year and will premiere in the South Side on Dec. 15.
Pittsburgh will play host to the premiere of a Tom Cruise movie that was filmed in several local communities last year. "Jack Reacher," originally named "One Shot" after the novel the story is based on, will premiere at the SouthSide Works Cinema Dec. 15. According to a report from WPXI, Tom Cruise and co-stars Robert Duvall and Rosamund Pike are expected to return to Pittsburgh to attend the premiere, which is the first film premiere the city has hosted in several decades. A portion of the movie was filmed on Pinehurst Avenue in Dormont last November, in the home of Peggy White and her family. White talked to Dormont-Brookline Patch last December about the experience of having a film crew working in her house. "Jack Reacher" is scheduled …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The funeral arrangements for Andrew Guzzi have been revealed.
The Upper St. Clair community is mourning the loss of a 2005 Upper St. Clair High School graduate who died from a three-story fall off a fire escape in the South Side early Sunday. Principal Michael Ghilani said he spoke with many of the teachers at the school Monday and they all agreed that Guzzi "had a great sense of humor, was always very, very respectful, and just had a really great personality." After graduating from Upper St. Clair High School, Guzzi went on to Washington & Jefferson College where he earned degrees in psychology and business. Most recently, Guzzi lived in Dormont and worked as a sales executive and verification officer with Global Vacation Network. "Guzzi will be remembered ... as a man with zest for life and an …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Andrew Guzzi graduated from Upper St Clair High School in 2005.
The death of an Upper St. Clair High School graduate on the South Side early Sunday morning has been ruled as accidental, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Andrew Guzzi, 25, of Dormont, died of blunt force trauma to the head after falling three stories off a fire escape at the corner of 18th and Carey Streets. Guzzi graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 2005 and from Washington & Jefferson College in 2009. Leave your condolences in the comments below. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Sunday, September 9, 2012
AMPD Group partner Adam DeSimone discusses his latest hospitality venture, Steel Cactus in Shadyside, with Patch readers.
A Peters Township resident started with one, high-energy nightclub in 2006 and has now expanded his brand of nightlife and restaurants to seven locations—most recently with the addition of Steel Cactus in Shadyside. Adam DeSimone, 33, a South Park native, started AMPD Group—with his brother and father, Michael, 32, and Patrick, while opening Diesel Club Lounge in South Side. The dynamic entertainment and hospitality development and management company has grown its portfolio from two locations in 2010 to seven locations this year with six unique concepts in the restaurant, bar, live music and nightclub categories. DeSimone got his start as a DJ during his high school and college years. The Duquesne University graduate studied finance and …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Jenn Wertz of Rusted Root and musician Gary Musisko performed for patrons Saturday at author sbr martin's 'In Wake of Water' book launch party at The Smiling Moose in South Side.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Pittsburgh author Sarah Beth Martin, penname sbr martin, celebrated the release of her debut novel, “In Wake of Water,” with a book launch party on Saturday evening. Dozens of book enthusiasts, including well-known celebrities, came out to The Smiling Moose in the South Side to purchase Martin’s book and support her entry into the literary world. When members of her growing readership asked her what her book was about, Martin explained it as “a perverse pastoral, where life is anything but idyllic. “The central narrative addresses two very different outlooks on death and loss and exposes the complexity of the human condition,” she said. “But, don’t worry, it’s not just about death! As the narrative progresses, a lot of dirty little secrets…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
President Barack Obama visited the South Side Tuesday on a critical day for the American Jobs Act.
President Barack Obama stopped in Pittsburgh Tuesday with a message he is hoping will resonate with people across the country—adding more jobs to the workforce now is the immediate answer to an ailing economy. “People are out of work right now—and they need help right now,” Obama said. “Right now, our economy needs a jolt, and today, the Senate has a chance to do something by voting for the American Jobs Act." Obama met with members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 5 at its South Side training center at the corner of Hot Metal and East Carson streets just before noon. Obama took a tour of the IBEW training facilities, held a meeting of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and discussed the …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Panera Bread will donate 100 percent of its proceeds from Pink Ribbon Bagel sales to two awareness foundations in Pittsburgh through October. Other businesses are doing the same.
Thinking pink? It might be because it’s that time of year. Pink chocolate. Pink bagels. Pink hair weaves. Pink sheets. Pink stilettos. And, of course, a boatload of pink ribbons. Locally, Panera Bread will start selling Pink Ribbon Bagels Oct. 4 in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera is parterning with the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, founded by Peters resident and breast cancer survivor Jen Kehm, and Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation by donating 100 percent of the proceeds through Oct. 31. "It is more important than ever for women of all ages to be aware of breast cancer and how they can join in the fight to end the disease," said Kehm, and YWBCAF co-founder Lisa Edmonds. "We are so …
There are hundreds of breast cancer awareness walks and runs around the country, plus marathons and a plethora of luncheons, bike rides and shows. See what's happening locally.
The White House got a pink glow in Washington, D.C. People painted their pumpkins pink in Calvert, Md., and Aerie employees hung hundreds of bras from the Hot Metal Bridge on Wednesday. Pennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett turned the fountain pink in Harrisburg. And they did it all last year in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October promises to bring even more colorful and thoughtful events and opportunities. “Clearly, every person who brings attention to the cause is fantastic,” said Terry Music, chief mission delivery officer for the American Cancer Society. Groups of women are getting together and survivors are reaching out to each other on social networks. Children are helping out, …
American Eagle and Aerie team up with Bright Pink to promote early prevention of breast and ovarian cancer.
Friday, September 30, 2011
It was quite the site to see in the South Side. On Wednesday, the Hot Metal Bridge in Pittsburgh’s SouthSide Works neighborhood got some, uh, unusual flare. In support of breast cancer awareness Aerie employees hung hundreds of bras from the bridge, which is adjacent to the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie corporate headquarters. The intimates and apparel brand from American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Aerie has teamed up with Bright Pink, a non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. The goal of the partnership, which continues through October, is to educate women about the importance of proactively managing breast and ovarian health, raise funds for Bright Pink, and have some fun …