Sunday, February 10, 2013
Lots of Peters Township restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's restuarant spotlight is Farmhouse Coffee, located on Valley Brook Road in McMurray. This historic home-turned-coffee shop serves regular and gourmet coffees and teas, as well as fruit smoothies and pastries. Seating is available outside on either the porch or the gazebo, and inside in front of the fireplace. Have you been there? Review this shop on the Farmhouse Coffee directory listing. What's your favorite item on the Farmhouse Coffee menu?
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The annual Twilight Trail Walk, welcoming patrons and pups, started nine years ago. Since then, it's grown significantly.
In its 9th year, the Twilight Trail Walk attracted Peters Township residents in droves to participate in a chief effort to maintain the staple passageway. For a $7 donation, night walkers—including dogs—trekked from Farmhouse Coffee to St. Petersburg Center (or vice versa) along the Montour Trail, which was lit beautifully with luminarias. Parents and children received a glow stick/necklace, a raffle ticket, a drink and Eat’n Park cookie ticket, and dog treats were provided for the pups. Other items, such as Blinkies, popcorn and SnoCones were for sale—Peters students Morgan Everson and Korie Roberts served up the icy treats. Last year, more than 500 people attended the annual event. “We’re hopeful for that number again,” said Mark …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Here are five events in Peters Township—and nearby—to check out. Have an event to add? Tell us in the comments!
1. Eco-Challenge Summer Day Camp Where/When: Peterswood Park (Shelter No. 4), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday and Friday Why Go: Appreciate the great outdoors with interesting speakers, nature hikes, crafts with recycled material, and a day of fishing and exploring at the gorgeous Peters Lake Park on Friday! Call 724-942-5000 for registration information. Pricing: $55 resident/$83 non-resident (per session) 2. Twilight Trail Walk Where?/When?: Farmhouse Coffee and St. Petersburg Center, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday Why Go?: The Twilight Trail Walk is an annual benefit dear to trail lovers near and far. From 8:30-10:30 p.m., participants can walk along the luminaria-lit Arrowhead Trail (the Peters portion) for $7. Walkers will also receive a …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The annual Montour Trail benefit lights the way for future expansion and maintenance of the former rail line in Peters Township.
On Friday, July 27, walkers, Peters Township residents and Friends of the Montour Trail will convene for an annual benefit dear to trail lovers near and far. From 8:30-10:30 p.m., participants can walk along the luminaria-lit Arrowhead Trail (the Peters portion) for $7. Walkers will also receive a glow necklace and an entry into a raffle for great prizes from McMurray businesses. This year, there are two starting locations planned: Farmhouse Coffee/My Big Fat Greek Gyro and St. Petersburg Center on Valley Brook Road. The Friends of the Montour Trail organization encourages attendees to bring a chair and stay for refreshments and music following the walk. Registration will take place that night only. Children under 5, and pets, are free…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
When temperatures soar, where do you reach for a frozen treat?
It's not hard to find frozen treats in Peters Township, especially with the recent addition of two new frozen yogurt shops: Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt and Swirlie Whirlie. Frozen yogurt, ice cream, slushies, icees, Frostys, gelatis, Italian ice, frozen custard ... the list goes on and on. Where do you go to get a cool treat on a hot day? Do you swing by a fast-food drive-up window? Or do you prefer stopping at a shop where you can sit down and enjoy a cone or a cup of your favorite treat? Please vote for your favorite. We'll announce a winner on Saturday morning. If we missed listing your favorite place, please tell us about it in the comments. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
You voted, we counted. Here are the results.
You voted, we counted. This week’s Readers’ Choice winner for best outdoor patio is Atria's! Atria's won 50 percent of the vote, with Farmhouse Coffee coming in second. My Big Fat Greek Gyro, Table Brick Oven & Bar and Pizzaz were also in the running. Congratulations to Atria's! You'll be hearing from us soon. Stay tuned for more Readers’ Choice contests from Peters Patch. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Drop your card in the Patch fishbowl before the end of April and win a $25 gift card from the Peters Township coffee shop.
Have you seen the Patch fishbowl at Farmhouse Coffee in Peters Township? The coffee shop at the corner of Valley Brook and East McMurray roads has graciously allowed Peters Patch to put the aquatic container inside for area workers and residents to drop their business cards—or a slip of paper with a name and email on it—in the bowl for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Anyone who wants to enter the contest will agree to have Peters Patch's e-newsletter sent to their email inbox every morning—and when there's breaking news. It’s the best way to find out the most important news happening in McMurray and Venetia. At the end of April, a Farmhouse employee will pull one business card and Patch will award the winner with a $25 gift card …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Whether it's their coffee, pancakes or pastries that keeps you coming back, where's your favorite place in Peters Township to enjoy a bite in the morning?
Where are you grabbing breakfast this morning? If you want a good cup of coffee and morning bite, where do you go? Are you a pancakes-and-sausage person, or do you prefer a fluffy three-egg omelette for your morning meal? More importantly, we want to know which breakfast is tops in the Peters Township area. Do you prefer a sit-down restaurant where you can get your favorite hot breakfast items? Or do you like grab-and-go breakfasts to take with you on the road? As this week's Readers' Choice we ask: Where's your favorite place to grab breakfast? There are a bunch of places in PT that could easily be favorites. We picked a few to get you started—but if your favorite isn't listed, just nominate it in the comments section below and we'll …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Learn top advice from a local innovator and advisor at a social media seminar in Peters Township—registration closes Friday.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A 2012 study by Forrester Consulting, a global research and advisory firm, has revealed that “To succeed in the connected world, marketers must create connected brands: brands that continuously engage with people when they want, where they want, and how they want—particularly through social media.” Patch is all about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest—among others. Locally, to help you learn how to use social media most effectively for your small business, the Peters Township Public Library will host “Social Media Implementation; How to Take Your Business to the Next Level” on Tuesday, April 24. The program will be presented by Robert Stein, director of the Informational Technology Leadership program at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
You nominated your favorites, now it's time to vote!
We're looking for the best of everything in Peters Township and we want to know: What's your favorite family-friendly restaurant? We asked and you shared over the weekend. Now, it's time to submit those votes! We've put a list together of nominees—including yours—and we'd love to hear from you. Where do you take your family for a bite to eat? Take the poll below, or find the restaurant names in our Directory (click link or see tab above) and leave a review. Is your favorite family-friendly restaurant missing? Email Editor Andrea Bosco at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tell us in the comments, to have it added. Polls close 9 a.m. Friday. Andrea will decide the winner by the number and quality of reviews on each restaurant's listing (no nasty …