Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tell us how you will celebrate.
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. Dozens of Upper St. Clair students will be gathering at the Community and Recreation Center to work on a variety of community service projects on their day off from school. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. So, tell us—What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you? What are you doing to commemorate King’s legacy? The Holiday's History Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners meeting has changed location for Monday, March 5.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, March 5 has changed locations. The meeting will take place at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park in order to accommodate a large crowd. Four public hearings are scheduled during the meeting. Bedner Estates Public Hearing The Bedner Estates public hearing will continue on Monday night. The first hearing took place on Feb. 7. Commissioners asked the developers—Heartland Homes and J.T. Thomas Homes—to take another look at creating an entrance on Bower Hill Road. On Feb. 22, the developers held a public meeting for Bridgeville residents at the fire hall. "It (Bedner's Farm) is going to be developed. The question is what's the best way," Marty Gillespie, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
After 10 rounds, Katie McCurrie out-spelled 20 of her fellow students.
After 10 rounds on Monday afternoon, Katie McCurrie was the last of 21 Eisenhower Elementary fourth graders left standing during the school's annual spelling bee. Katie correctly spelled "resuscitable" in the championship round to win. "I was really nervous at first and got better at the end," Katie said. "I'm proud of her. She likes to read. Spelling comes easy to her," said Barbara McCurrie, Katie's mother. "More importantly, everyone had fun with it." Katie confirmed what her mother said; her favorite subject in school is reading. A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt is currently her favorite book. Aleksa Rodic came in second place—lasting nine rounds. The word that tricked him was "slantindicular." This year's spelling bee was held at the …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills Field will open the same day as the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center's outdoor pool.
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Monday, February 6, 2012
The Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills Field will open on Saturday, May 26. The field is uniquely designed to give children of all abilities the opportunity to play baseball. The field is equipped with various amenities including a completely rubberized and flat surface, power outlets in the dugouts and bathrooms available on site. The league is now accepting registration for players with special needs—both youth and adult leagues. Games will be held on Saturdays May 26 through June 30 and will return for a fall season. Click here to join a team. One of the most important parts of the Miracle League program is the buddy system. Players are paired with other children (12 years or older) or adults in the community for help …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Here are 10 events happening in or around the Upper St. Clair area.
Welcome to your Get Out Weekend Planner! It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. And for some of you, it will be a three-day weekend with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday. Well, Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the best activities to hit. 1. Beyond the Battlefield Where/When: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday to Sunday Why Go?: The Galleries at Westminster present Beyond the Battlefield, an exhibit of fine art inspired by Civil War Era America by Amy V. Lindenberger. Pricing: Free 2. Cancer Support Group Where?/When?: St. Clair Hospital, 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday Why Go?: This group is…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
District Judges Rob Wyda and Blaise Laratondo will be on hand to discuss local issues with families on Wednesday evening.
The Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee is featuring its first of a series of community events at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center. Wednesday's "Straight Talk: A Discussion With Our Local Magistrates" meeting will feature district Judges Rob Wyda and Blaise Laratondo. They will be discussing current issues that are facing their courts. "Parents will benefit so they are aware of what is occurring in the community that can impact their teens," stated Stacie Sebastian, member of the Youth Steering Committee. "Teens and parents can benefit so they hear what the consequences will be if they do break the law, especially underage drinking." Everyone is welcome to attend the free event. For questions, …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Many government offices and businesses are closed on Monday to observe the New Year holiday.
Many government agencies and businesses are observing the New Year holiday on Monday, Jan. 2. All Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and federal offices and courts are closed. However, the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday night shortly after 7 p.m. to reorganize. Township law states the reorganization must take place on the first Monday of the year. Traditional banks, state liquor stores and the Upper St. Clair Public Library are closed. The Post Office of Upper St. Clair is also closed, with no pickup or delivery of regular mail. The Community and Recreation Center has normal business hours for patrons Monday—from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Port Authority is running regular bus service, T and incline …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Here are 10 things to do this weekend.
Welcome to your Get Out Weekend Planner! It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the holiday weekend. Upper St. Clair Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for you and your family to celebrate Halloween the right way! Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something everyone can enjoy. 1. The Upper St. Clair Veterans Park Dedication Where?/When?: Upper St. Clair Veterans Park, 1:30 p.m. on Friday Why go?: The Upper St. Clair Veterans Park will be dedicated on Veterans Day. All residents, especially veterans and their families, are invited to attend this event to remember and honor those of the community who have given so much for our freedom. Pricing: Free 2. Fundraiser for Military Connections …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The dances ranged from the waltz to the twist at Upper St. Clair's first Saturday Social.
The dances ranged from the waltz to the twist to the California Swing at the first ever Saturday Social. People ages 60 years and older were invited to the event co-sponsored by the United Senior Citizens of Upper St Clair, USA Dance and Yes You Can Dance. Becky Stern, of Yes You Can Dance, started the organization to bring dance opportunities to those who either didn't have the opportunity or the access to dancing events in their neighborhood, and would benefit from both the physical and social aspects of dancing. The dance was held at the Community and Recreation Center and included a DJ and "tea dance" refreshments including finger sandwiches, sparkling punch and sweets.