Sunday, February 3, 2013
One year ago today, crews responded to a structure fire at the local shop.
Following a fire one year ago today—Feb 3, 2012—at the Sarris Candies plant in Canonsburg, company President Bill Sarris announced that all is well and that the company is back in full production in preparation for the early Easter holiday. “We got through last Easter with a limited amount of items available due to the fire," Athena Sarris, chief executive officer, said. "We lost a lot of chocolate molds and weren’t able to provide the selection we’ve had in years past." That won't be a problem this year, though. "But this season, we’ll have a huge selection of new bunnies and novelties to fill everyone’s baskets,” she continued. Over the past year, new construction of all devastated areas—including the ice cream parlor and candy store—was…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Check out our live, interactive traffic map before you leave your office or home.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:45 a.m. A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 79 Southbound near the Canonsburg exit that shut the roadway down to one lane has been cleared, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. "There are cars out there all over the place," a 911 supervisor confirmed. It was not immediately known if there were injuries in the crash. Check back with Patch for more details as they become available. Road conditions are deteriorating in other parts of the Pittsburgh area. Click on "view larger map" for an interactive look at how the roads are where you live. Then click on the blue camera icon to see live pictures from traffic cameras. Map Legend: If you (safely!) take photos from your vehicle of…
Friday, August 10, 2012
The popular vocal and instrumental group played to an enthusiastic summer audience.
The oldies are alive and well. That reference is to the type of music played by the Four Townsmen and the 4T Show Band, which brought its energetic show to Peterswood Park on Wednesday. As for the guys in the group … well, some of them have been performing since the truly early days of rock ’n’ roll. But that doesn’t seem to be slowing them any. Part of Peters Township’s summer concert series, Wednesday’s gig brought hundreds of fans to the amphitheater at Peterswood Park, where they enjoyed a couple of sets of favorites from decades past, often singing along to the renditons of instantly recognizable Top 40 hits. Two of the singers, Lou Gadani and Pete Kouklakis, are original members of the Four Townsmen vocal group that formed in …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Local artists and designers add to the flair of the Sarris Candies Store & Ice Cream Parlour.
According to the Rev. George Livanos, in his blessing during the grand reopening dedication on Friday at Canonsburg's most well-known business, “Sarris Candies is about putting smiles on children’s faces—young and old alike.” And that they did. A new-and-improved version of the beloved chocolate castle and icon of Sarris Candies was revealed Friday and drew gasps from the audience of local officials, friends of the Sarris family and the media. Standing 12 feet high, 8 feet long, and 3 feet deep, the 2,600-pound chocolate and candy castle is something to rival Cinderella’s palace. It is hand-sculpted with a variety of textures and adorned with plenty of candy confections, as well as white chocolate animals, placed throughout the edible …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Sarris family was honored by Canonsburg, Washington County and state officials Friday, and the celebration continues through the weekend.
After a fire on Feb. 3 damaged a portion of the Sarris Candies factory on Adams Avenue, the beloved ice cream parlour remained closed. Until this morning. With a full blessing, ribbon cutting and dedications from many local, county and state officials, the iconic Sarris ice cream parlour is back in business and better than ever. It has the same old-fashioned feel, the same great flavors and the same dedication and family values behind it that the Sarris family has come to be known for in the local and surrounding areas. “Many of you ran with boots on feet, buckets in hand to say, ‘What can we do?’ It wasn’t to save chocolate or to save castles, it was to stand by a family who has stood by you for so many decades,” said Rev. George Livanos …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An Upper St. Clair woman tells the tales of wise women across the South Hills.
Upper St. Clair resident Kim Epp Frenette is one wise woman. And she is on a mission to find, highlight and showcase other wise women throughout the South Hills communities, including Peters Township, Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, Canonsburg, Scott Township and Bridgeville. To aid in her quest, Frenette launched a website, Wise Women, in April 2011. "I had wanted to create a website that profiled interesting women and the things they were doing, and I talked about accomplishing this nearly all of the time with my girlfriends," Frenette said. "I also took at course through Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship. Between the course and constantly talking about it, everything just fell into place, and I did it." According to …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The event takes place May 19 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mt. Lebanon.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Philoptochos Societies of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Canonsburg and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mt. Lebanon are co-hosting a "Wine, Women and Wardrobe" luncheon on May 19 to raise funds for the philanthropies that they support. The luncheon will be at The Holy Cross Community Center at 123 Gilkeson Road, Mt. Lebanon, across from The Galleria. Tickets are $50 each. To make a reservation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-746-2646. The event features wine tasting, makeovers, a plaza of shops, silent and pick-a-prize auctions, and an informal fashion show. Celebrity stylist Lakisha Pattin will be on hand for the event. “Philoptochos” means “friends of the poor." Each year, the societies help families in need, …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The store is offering half-off all things Easter in the store and online until midnight Thursday (or while supplies last).
The parking lot at Sarris Candies was filled and people lined up outside the shop's doors even before the store opened Monday—all for a chance to be among the first to pick up some of its remaining Easter candy, which is now half off. The Canonsburg store's after-Easter sale commences today and ends at midnight Thursday (or while supplies last) both in store and online. Favorites such as the Peanut Butter Meltaway Egg, for example, will be sold for $7.98 instead of the normal $15.95 pricetag. What's your favorite Easter treat from Sarris Candies? Tell us in the comments! This article first appeared on Canon-McMillan Patch.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wiz Khalifa reportedly purchases $1 million home.
Perry Como has been honored with a statue outside the Canonsburg borough building. And everyone knows Bobby Vinton sang "Roses Are Red." Now there’s reason to change tunes. Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, known for his 2010 hit “Black and Yellow,” purchased a five-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Canonsburg, the website TMZ reported Wednesday. The nearly $1-million purchase puts the rapper squarely in Steeler territory—and adds another commercially successful musician to Canonsburg’s residential history. What do you think about Wiz Khalifa's new crib? Tell us in the comments! This article first appeared on Canon-McMillan Patch.
The movie was written and produced by a Canonsburg native—and may be the first movie of its kind, one that features autism and actors who are on the spectrum.
It was standing-room only recently at the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles for the premier of “Piehead: (A Kinda True Story)"—and the former Canonsburg resident who helped write and produce it couldn’t have been more delighted. To her knowledge, it’s the first film of its kind: A family-friendly flick that not only centers around autism, but also features cast and crew members with autism. And you can see it at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Destinta Theaters in Bridgeville. Admission is free for the screening event, which will also be a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Autism Speaks. Louann Petrucci co-wrote and produced the movie with her daughter, Hollis Zemany-McLachlan, who also directed and stars in the film. The …