Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The piece of chocolate art can be seen by appointment.
When it comes to sculptures, who needs marble when you have white chocolate? Not Heather Joy Puskarich. The Dallas, Texas-born artist transported recently fashioning her own body out of a white chocolate coating—a confection that was specifically developed for her project by Canonsburg's own Sarris Candies. The sculpture was created by first taking an impression of Puskarich’s body to create a mould. After filling, cooling and unmolding, she used her sculpting expertise to add detail, texture and the necessary refinements that resulted in this 350-pound masterpiece, which was on display at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery. Sarris Candies' specially formulated white chocolate coating gave the sculpture its signature marble appearance. It is now …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Looking for work? These companies are hiring.
Need a new job? Looking to start a new career? Here are five job opportunities in our area. 1. Marketing Coordinator Langan Engineering & Environmental Services in McMurray is seeking a full-time marketing coordinator. According to the job description, "As the successful candidate, you will have at least three years of experience within the real estate, architectural, engineering, or construction industry. You will be responsible for managing preparation of proposals and presentations (from start to finish), researching business development opportunities and marketing event support for projects located primarily within the Pittsburgh area and local (western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia) markets. As part of a national business …
Whether they are in the city or country, there are places near home where you can find fresh produce—or get seedlings to grow your own.
To every thing there is a season—and we are in the season of planting. Despite the frost warnings this week, May is the time when many plants take root. And not far behind are the early harvests. There are a number of local farms that provide a variety of seedlings and sprouts, produce, and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are out in the country, while others are urban farms. (Check out the video in this article's media gallery of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the United States is picked 4-7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately for Peters Township folks…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save are participating until May 29.
Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save customers are offering a gasoline promotion through Wednesday, May 29. Customers who spend $50 using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card at Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle stores, including the Giant Eagle on Washington Road, will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo fuel and convenience store locations. In a similar promotion, Shop 'n Save shoppers will receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas for every $50 they spend on groceries. The promotions come just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation’s highways. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Proceeds from the all-American car show will benefit the local food bank.
Sun Chevrolet of McMurray and the Three Rivers Corvette Club are teaming up to bring the community an all-American car show over the Memorial Day weekend. The show will take place at Sun Chevrolet (located on state Route 19 just north of Valley Brook Road) on Sunday, May 26 and is open to all American-made cars. Spectators are welcome and may attend at no cost. Those entering a car are asked to make a donation of $10. Proceeds will benefit the local food bank. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and the show starts at 10 am. The first 100 cars will receive a dash plaque. There will be a "people's choice" vote from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.—with awards being presented at 1 p.m. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Peters Township Council this week unanimously approved a conditional-use application for the development Fiori's.
Peters Township is one step closer to getting a new Italian sit-down restaurant. Council this week unanimously approved a conditional-use application submitted by Fiorentino Moscatiello to develop his restaurant—Fiori's Pizza and Italian Restaurant—at 3801 Washington Road. This will be the second Fiori's location in the South Hills. The first is located on Capital Avenue in Brookline. However, the approval came with 10 conditions. They include: The building—fomerly a bank—will be modified to enclose two drive-thru tell lanes, turning the former lobby into the main dining area and making two former offices a kids' area for birthday parties and other functions. There will also be a Wi-Fi lounge. The restaurant will seat 100. No delivery will…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Mt. Lebanon grocery store's 'Interview Day' is next week.
The site of the old Roth Carpet building in Mt. Lebanon has quickly gone from a pile of rubble to a beautiful brick building on the corner of Route 19 and Connor Roads. The building is a new European-style specialty grocery store, called The Fresh Market, and officials there are looking to fill more than two dozens positions. A variety of jobs are available. An assistant front end manager, seafood specialist and cheese specialist are among the opportunities open. Some part-time work is also needed. Click here for a look at all the job listings. The new store's "Interview Day" is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. To be considered and scheduled for an interview, apply online first. Join Patch for more community news or …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Have you seen our local Jobs board?
It's never easy looking for work—full-time or otherwise. But Patch is your home for all things Peters Township, including job-hunting. That's why we offer our our local Jobs section where you can find employment listings in or near Peters. The section is free and easy to use and allows readers to sort listings by category, company and/or other options. Start hunting here. By the way, we have a separate page for jobs within Patch. Check that out here.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Peters Township Indians colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Indian? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share your tips here!