Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly articles.
Here's this week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Young Boy Struck By Car in Bridgeville Marcellus Shale/South Hills C.C. Talk Dominates Crowded Whitehall Boro Meeting 'Piehead: (A Kinda True Story)' Hits Destinta Thursday Rowing Duo Hopes to Set World Record Sarris Candies, Pittsburgh Artist Team Up on Delicious Depiction
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A McMurray-based organization invites you for a charitable evening of fashion and wine.
Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than an evening of fashion and wine. WOMEN of Southwestern PA, a Peters Township-based organization on a mission to help women and children in need, invites you to Bella Sera in Canonsburg on April 19. Presented as "Una Serata di Moda e Vino" (an evening of fashion and wine), the event is from 6-9 p.m. and costs $35—ticket price includes pasta and dessert stations, and a wine tasting. Fashion co-chairs Noreen Fleming and Bonnie Hanlon said an "amazing women's clothing line" in a "fabulous fashion show format" will be featured. Diana Miller, owner of Design on Main in Hickory, PA, will showcase her accessories and all models will be wearing Mediterranean-design jewelry from Cristal …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly stories.
Here's a look at the top stories this week from Patch sites in your area: Couple Accused of Abusing Baby No Injuries Reported in Dormont Blaze UPDATE: Crews Continue to Repair High School Phone Outage B-W's Eligibility Policy Actually Stricter than PIAA's Feral, Stray Cats a Problem in Canonsburg, Cecil
Friday, March 2, 2012
Customers on Thursday received a thank you gift.
Easter is a holiday steeped in tradition, and for so many local families, a trip to Sarris Candies for chocolately treats is part of theirs. That tradition can go on unfettered—because the retail shop in Canonsburg is now officially reopened. The store had been closed since a Feb. 3 fire, but the shop was in full swing Thursday, as customers perused everything from chocolate-covered pretzels to chocolate Easter bunnies. Although the day was overcast, spring looked like it had already arrived at the venerable shop, with pastel colors dominating the interior design. Customers were greeted with oversized stuffed bunnies and at least one fluffy yellow duck at the door—as well as Retail Operations Manager Norm Candelore. "Welcome," he said to …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The ice cream parlor will remain closed until May.
An update on the Sarris website announced on Saturday that the Canonsburg candy shop would re-open March 1. "On Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, Sarris Candies suffered a fire to a portion of our facility, resulting in the subsequent, but temporary closure of the Canonsburg retail store and ice cream parlor," the statement read. "Although the ice cream parlor will remain closed until May, we are proud to announce the re-opening of our candy store on Thursday, March 1." The company said the opening date coincides with the second anniversary of the death of its founder, Frank Sarris. "In his honor ... the Sarris family and all Sarris employees will re-open the retail store in celebration of his passion for chocolate and his love of serving his …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The fire was contained to the ice cream parlour, according to Sarris Candies' Facebook update.
About a dozen employees safely escaped a fire at Sarris Candies early Friday morning. Kevin Wittik, who works in the shipping department, said he arrived at the Canonsburg store around 6:30 a.m.—when smoke first started showing. “I got in and got everyone out,” he said. “Smoke was just starting to be visible, but then it got pretty intense.” Wittik and fellow employees gathered in the parking lot as fire crews worked to contain the fire, which appeared to start in the ice cream parlor-side of the building—mostly in the roof and attic. The following was posted on the Sarris Candies Facebook page: "We have already started the cleanup process. The fire was contained to the ice cream parlour. We did suffer damage and will be out for a short …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Jordan Clemons was held on homicide and other charges related to the death of Karissa Kunco.
Family and friends of Karissa Kunco—clad in T-shirts bearing her name and the phrase 'Forever Young, Young Forever'—burst into applause Wednesday afternoon when a judge declared that her ex-boyfriend, Jordan Clemons, would stand trial for her homicide and related charges. Kunco's father called Clemons, 22, of Canonsburg, “scum” after the hearing—and called the preliminary hearing a first step to justice. During the more than two-hour hearing before Judge Joshua Kanalis, one of Clemons’ friends, Randy Taylor, said that the defendant had been staying with him and his girlfriend in Carrick on Jan. 11, when he took off with the man’s cell phone. It was early the next day when Taylor testified that he was able to get in contact with Clemons, …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The discount grocery store chain opened seven new stores in the area Thursday.
The inflatable orange piggy bank was flying high Thursday as Bottom Dollar Foods opened seven new discount grocery stores around Pittsburgh. Hundreds of people packed the new store in the Great Southern Shopping Center all day and found great deals and long checkout lines. “We’ve been very well received by the community, I’m pleased to say,” store manager Bob Powell said. “Pittsburgh has really embraced us.” The North Carolina-based grocery store chain also opened stores in Scott, Baldwin, Penn Hills, McKeesport and Aliquippa with more on the way. Despite the strong showing during the grand opening Thursday, he expects even more people to pack the store over the weekend. “We expected a strong opening, but this exceeded our expectations,” …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Jordan Clemons was charged with that and other offenses on Monday.
State police in Washington, PA, charged a Canonsburg Borough man with homicide on Monday, online court records show. Jordan Clemons, 22, was charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, access device fraud and other offenses. Clemons' attorney, Peter Marcoline III, confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the charges stem from the death of Karissa Kunco—a Baldwin Borough woman who was reported missing on Jan. 11. Kunco was found stabbed to death in a wooded area in Mt. Pleasant Township on Jan. 12. Her death was ruled a homicide, and Clemons was sought as a person of interest in the case. Clemons turned himself into police on Jan. 13 and was jailed on robbery and burglary charges …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Kyndra King says kids are like sponges, ready to soak up languages. Her new South Hills business aims to help them absorb Mandarin and Spanish by interactive instruction in a full immersion setting.
Local businesswoman Kyndra King doesn’t speak a second language, but she wishes she did. Like most folks reared through school before Clark and Seacrest counted down the final moments of the last millennium, King was introduced to another language late in her academic career, rather than at an earlier age when pedagogical studies suggest the human brain is more receptive to language learning. Though King had a successful career as an insurance claims adjuster prior to taking the past six years off to raise her children, she said she wonders what academic advantages, professional opportunities and culturally-rich experiences she missed out on because of her limited tongue. That’s why King introduced her children (ages 14, 13, 11 and 3) to …