Friday, September 14, 2012
Plus, how some music students can get in for FREE.
If you love music but aren't inclined to attend tonight's football game, you're missing a heck of a show. Normally halftime is when high school marching bands show their stuff, but eight different groups will show off their skills Saturday during the 18th annual Mighty Indian Band Festival. The special event begins at 7 p.m. in the Peters Township High School stadium. Performing with the Peters marching band are: Also slated to perform are the Peters Township High School's choirs. All adult tickets are $6 and students/senior citizens are $4. But Peters music students in grades 4-7, if you click here and print out the flyer, you can get in free with the purchase of one adult ticket. GO INDIANS! Share your band festival experiences in the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A local author will celebrate the release of her new children's book with an upcoming party at Peters Township Public Library.
Kids—what would do you if your favorite stuffed toy came to life to play with you for the day? That’s the premise of a Peters Township author and educator's new book, which will celebrate its release with a launch party in the coming months. Kimberly Smith said her magical tale, “Monkeying Around: Meet Chippey and His Friends,” invites readers to join Kenna and Callie on an adventure as they spend the afternoon with Chippey, their mischievous monkey. The fun-loving story celebrates the idea that a parent is a child’s first and most influential teacher who possesses the gift to spark a child’s lifelong passion to read at an early age. Looking at the big picture, Smith said with information streaming to us with a click of a button, …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Author Mike Buzzelli has published 64 humor columns and short stories about his life and upbringing in Scott Township.
A local author isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers in his recently released book that contains numerous humor columns and short stories he’s penned over the past few years. Mike Buzzelli, who lives in Scott Township and graduated from Chartiers Valley in 1981, credits his upbringing for his humor and work ethic. A stint as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles also gave him a different perspective of other people from around the country. “I think living in Scott gave me a unique perspective,” Buzzelli said. “I knew lots of funny people in Chartiers Valley and around the area. I think we have that strong work ethic here. I certainly stay busy with writing columns and holding down a job. I think that’s a Pittsburgh attitude.” In his new book…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Peters resident and California University of Pennsylvania football coach John Luckhardt retires after 10 years.
A respected college head coach has decided to retire after 10 years on the sidelines. Peters Township resident John Luckhardt announced Thursday his retirement will be effective Aug. 3. Luckhardt cited health concerns as a reason for calling it quits, according to California University of Pennsylvania's website. “This is an incredibly demanding job,” he said in a statement. “It has become obvious to me that I can no longer work at the level needed to lead this program most effectively.” He transformed the Vulcans football program into a PSAC championship contender, led them to seven conference titles and three NCAA regional championships. Luckhardt also extended his leadership in the classroom. The Vulcans have had 68 PSAC Scholar-…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your region: A Finger Saved Could Be Millions Earned Verona Family Displaced, Apartment Complex Evacuated Due to Fire Mock Crash Shows Students Driving Dangers BP Robber Strikes Beechview Store Peters Patch Local Editor Wins Golden Quill Award
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The professional soccer team will be leaving Chartiers Valley High School after playing there the past five years.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are moving from the creek to the river. The team announced Tuesday it will be moving its games from Chartiers Valley High School and plans to be build a 3,500-seat multi-sport stadium in Station Square next to the Monongahela River. The Riverhounds, which play in the professional United Soccer League, spent the past five seasons at the high school. The school district made about $12,000 in rent and concessions each year during the annual contracts. Nicholas Morelli, Chartiers Valley’s business manager, said the mid-summer completion date leaves the door open for the Riverhounds to play some games at the high school this year. “They did indicate to us that they’d liked to talk to us about a 2012 lease agreement,” …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A roundup of Wednesday's top stories.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Kidnap-Murder Case Still 'Not A Lost Cause’ 34 Years Later KO Teacher, CUP Beneficiary Shawn O'Donnell Succumbs to Cancer South Hills Interfaith Ministries Asks Whitehall Council for Support Fort Couch Middle Named a ‘School to Watch,’ Again Boyce Middle Redesignated as a 'School to Watch' CV Grad Films Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Brown Eyed Baker Makes Thanksgiving with a Twist