Friday, May 17, 2013
Did we mention that you could win a cash prize?
Peters Township Character Counts is looking for your artwork. The PTCC is sponsoring a logo contest marking the 15th year of the "Character Counts" initiative for the purpose of engaging a new generation of students and community members in promoting the vision. The original logo was designed in 1999. Any community member in the from kindergarten through grade 12 is welcome to submit a design—and those submitted artwork can do so on their own or with a group of friends. But be aware: The deadline is looming. Designs must be submitted by Monday. Interested in getting in on the contest action? Here's what you need to know about the rules and regulations: A group of community volunteers will score the entries. The entry with the highest score…
Friday, May 10, 2013
A local man compiled clips from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh turned them into a music video that has gone viral.
From Silence of the Lambs to Dark Knight Rises to Jack Reacher, Pittsburgh has been the backdrop to more than two dozen Hollywood films. Mt. Lebanon native Aron Zelkonwicz, who grew up watching many of those films, decided to take it one step further by gathering iconic Pittsburgh scenes from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh and compiling them into a music video. “I thought it would be fun,” he told KDKA'S John Shumway. “I had seen all these movies filmed in Pittsburgh and thought why not take the parts everyone wants to see, the shots of Pittsburgh, and put those together.” His labor of love took weeks, in between rehearsals and performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony where he plays the cello. The music is a piece from the “Pirates of the …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Ronnie Dunn, Pure Gold and Bon Journey set to perform.
Officials from the Mylan Classic and the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency announced this week that Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, Pure Gold and Bon Journey will be featured in the tournament’s 2013 concert series. The series will highlight the Mylan Classic’s seven-day schedule of events which begin on Monday, July 29. As a community event, the Mylan Classic offers both championship golf and entertainment for the whole family. Weekly tournament tickets for the Mylan Classic are priced at $25 and include admission for the tournament itself as well as the concert series, clinics, evening entertainment and special events during tournament week. Tickets are being sold through a unique and innovative initiative known as the ANSYS …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Jesse Powell, an accomplished photographer who has won many photography awards over the years, will be the May speaker at the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters camera club meeting. He is set to speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peters Township Public Library. Powell will show members some of his work as well as the equipment he uses to get those great pictures. He is always one of the first to get the latest in camera equipment as soon as it comes on the market. Members are encouraged to participate in the April photo theme assignment, "rain." Only one print per member. For more information call Jim McNutt at 724-747-1300.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The eight-time Grammy award winner will perform at the North Strabane venue next month.
Originally labeled as a “special guest,” The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced that Gladys Knight will perform along with The O’Jays on June 29. Known as the “Empress of Soul”—and an eight-time Grammy Award winner—Knight is sure to offer a memorable evening for guests at the North Strabane venue by performing hits from her 38 albums recorded over a 50-year span. Knight began performing gospel music at age 4 and began her singing career with Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1960. Chart-breaking hits such as "Every Beat of My Heart," "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," "Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me" and the number-one smash "Midnight Train to Georgia" established Gladys Knight & The Pips as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Live music, DJs and more fun is planned at the North Strabane venue this month!
Representatives from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in nearby North Strabane Township revealed its entertainment line-up for May, which includes crowd-pleasing acts of oldies, country and tributes to Bon Jovi, Journey and Jimmy Buffett. All concerts are free admission. Interested? Here's what you need to know if you want to go: Silks Lounge May 3 - 8 p.m. Sam Ferrella and the Holidays (Oldies) May 4 - 8 p.m. NOmaD (Country) May 10 - 8 p.m. N2O2R (Rock/Pop) May 11 - 8 p.m. No Bad JuJu (Pop/Dance) May 17 - 8 p.m. Gilrz in Black Hats (Country) May 18 - 8 p.m. Bon …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Check out what a field trip to Cedar Creek Park yielded for these photographers!
More than a dozen members of the Western Pennsylvania Camera Club in Peters Township took a field trip to Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver Township on Saturday to photograph wildflowers. A short walk along the trail found an abundance of Blue-eyed Marys, Phlox, Trilliums, Bluebells and Buttercups. Some of the club members posed for a photo before heading home. Others had to leave early while a few were still deep in the woods continuing to photograph wildflowers. Interested in joining? Want to learn more about the club? Then call Jim McNutt at 724-747-1300 for more information!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Mark your calendar for this event featuring student work!
Peters Township High School officials invite you to enjoy an upcoming "Evening With the Arts." Mark your calendar for the event, slated for May 7. The evening will feature a student art show from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a choral concert from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On hand that evening will be displays from the high school art students, and those involved with family and consumer science, media, music, technology education, theater. Members of the Interact Club and SPEARS group will also be in attendance.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Ronnie Dunn is also scheduled to perform at the North Strabane Township venue in celebration of the racetrack's 50th anniversary.
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino revealed its slate of national performances for the outdoor concert series for 2013—one that includes comedic and music legends. The performances are anchored by comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic and Bill Cosby and are part of the entertainment facility’s celebration of the racetrack’s 50th anniversary. “Weird Al” Yankovic kicks off the concert series as part of his Alpocalypse Tour on June 1 and is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture. This year’s concerts also include the incredibly energetic and dynamic band—The O’Jays, which will appear on June 29 with a surprise special guest to be announced on April 29. As one of America’s top soulful sounds group, The O’Jays have generated 24 …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Here are the top picks, as chosen by the Peters Township Public Library.
It's finally spring! A great season to sit and read a good book. But what to read? We enlisted the help of our friends at the Peters Township Public Library, and they gave us this top 10 list of best bets for children. On Saturday we shared the top 10 books for adults, while the top 10 books for teens was shared Friday. Without further ado, here are the top 10 picks for children! Thanks to Linda Esposito, children's librarian, for the recommendations! Preschool through Second Grade "And Then It’s Spring," by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead "Bear Has a Story to Tell," by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead "Black Dog," by Levi Pinfold and illustrated by the author "Creepy Carrots!" by Aaron Reynolds and …