Friday, March 30, 2012
Fan of classic rock? Stop by Farmhouse Coffee in Peters Township tonight.
Harry Funk. Ray Margiotta. Rich Held. Rob Green. These four local men comprise "Revolving Jones," a classic rock cover band in Pittsburgh. Tonight, the four-piece band plays at Farmhouse Coffee in Peters Township from 7:30-9 p.m. Rhythm guitarist Harry Funk, of Upper St. Clair, has been a journalist for 27 years and said he considers himself a "pure hobby musician." "We all love music," he said. "We love the fun of it." The band has played at Farmhouse before, but not since its new ownership. "It's a very nice venue," he said. "It's a nice and cozy place. We'll set up by the fireplace." Funk said the name, "Revolving Jones," stems from the punchline of a joke—a joke he said most likely they'll share tonight. Two of the band members are…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The independent real estate boutique in Peters Township found its niche mixing new technology with classic service.
Vintage Real Estate, LLC is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Peters Township this month. Ten years ago, the business started with one agent—owner Sue Schmitz—and a vision. Schmitz had worked for a small real estate firm that eventually went national. Soon after, the idea came to her and she started Vintage Real Estate. Located at 501 Valley Brook Road, across from Farmhouse Coffee, the independent real estate boutique prides itself on marketing homes effectively using new technology and customized attention. “Real estate today isn’t as personal as it used to be,” Schmitz said. “If you don’t have it in writing now, it won't happen. I remember the past was a calmer, simpler time. So I thought why not recreate that?” Vintage trends on all…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Check out a sample of what's going on in Peters Township this weekend.
1. Paws for Reading Where?/When?: Peters Township Public Library, 10 a.m. on Saturday Why Go?: First grade and up is invited to come read to registered therapy dogs. The kids will love spending time with theses cuddly canines! Sign up for your 20-minute slot at the library's circulation desk. Pricing: Free 2. Radio Disney @ Taste of Trax Where/When: Trax Farms Market, 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday Why Go?: Radio Disney will be at Trax Farms' Taste of Trax. They will perform a family-friendly show and lead a free Disney-themed scavenger hunt. The prize? A brand new iPod shuffle! Come hungry—the pantry is open for a day of sampling. If you've made it to previous sampling days, new vendors will be there, such as Washington County's coffee roaster …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Bebout Road closure—and Arrowhead Trail bridge construction—is not affecting nearby shops' hours.
Bebout Road, at the intersection of Valley Brook, closed on Tuesday. The closure will continue for the next several months while the Arrowhead Trail bridge is constructed. All businesses on Valley Brook Road are remaining open and operating on normal bussiness hours. Peters Township Councilman Jim Berquist said he feels for the businesses on Valley Brook Road. "I believe the good people of Peters Township will rally support around a good local business, such as Farmhouse Coffee—trying to compete with the Evil Empire (Starbucks)," he said. "It is a David versus Goliath story and hopefully it will not be the demise of retail on this section of Valley Brook Road. That goes for My Big Fat Greek Gyro, The Cob Collection, etc." Do you own a …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Ham, cheese and two farm-fresh eggs on a buttery croissant was added to the menu.
Last June, Farmhouse Coffee introduced sandwiches to the lunch crowd, and now the coffeehouse is catering to breakfast lovers one step further. In addition to a wide variety of specialty lattes, coffees and pastries, the hearty breakfast sandwich made its debut this weekend. Ham, cheddar cheese and two farm-fresh eggs fill a buttery croissant—each sandwich piping hot and made to order. The new menu item sells for $4.99, and in my opinion, is large enough to split. The baristas conveniently package the sandwich in a container, perfect for those on-the-go. And if you're a dinner-for-breakfast type of person, the staff will gladly make the sandwich for you any time of day. A Farmhouse employee told Patch the eggs are from a local farm in …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It’s the blend we’ve all been waiting for.
Is coffee a major part of your morning routine, or perhaps your lifestyle? As a regular "coffice" goer and java drinker, I tend to lean toward more mild roasts—for the taste. Now essentially immune to caffeine, I sip a cuppa joe all day, but I'm quite particular. If I'm working from a Starbucks, I never seem to order a plain cup of coffee. Typically, it's a non-fat latte of some sort or Tazo Tea. A bitter Venti Pike Place Roast isn't my go-to. Recently, the Starbucks gods heard my cries, and maybe yours? Starbucks Blonde Roast debuted in locations across the country Tuesday. The company said it created the roast to meet the needs of the 54 million coffee drinkers in the U.S. who say they prefer a lighter roast coffee. It's subtle, mellow …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Here are 10 events happening in Peters and surrounding areas Thursday through Labor Day Weekend!
1. Jane Austen’s “Emma” Where/When: Little Lake Theatre, Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m. Why Go?: Come experience this delicious romantic comedy at Little Lake Theatre! Pledging never to marry, the mischievous and beguiling Miss Emma Woodhouse, nevertheless believes herself to be the “matchmaker of Highbury.” As she puzzles and blunders her way through romantic mysteries of the heart, the audience meets a cast of unforgettable characters in a tale that captures Jane Austen's mastery of wit, irony and wisdom. Perfect end of summer entertainment! Pricing: Thursday: $16; Friday and Saturday: $18; Children 15 and under: $12 2. Free Blood Pressure Screenings Where/When: Community Recreation Center, Friday, 8:45-10 a.m. Why Go?: Canonsburg General…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A list of the top 10 places to go, see and do while hosting visitors.
You've seen them before—travel articles loaded with tips, tidbits and tons of breathtaking photos from dream vacation hot spots. Whether you're in for an economically-friendly "staycation" or have guests soon to arrive, here is your guide to the best that Peters Township has to offer. You can even combine excursions for the full Peters experience. 1. The Montour Trail For those who don't rest, even on vacation, this historical trail caters to bikers, hikers, joggers and avid dog walkers. Fondly referred to by many community members as "the bike trail," the Montour Trail is rich in early Pennsylvanian history. Park along any of the community sites found on the trail's website, and you're off on a winding road once used in the 19th century…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Items will be collected to support a different soldier each week.
Support the brave men and women who serve our country when you stop in for a latte or a bite at Farmhouse Coffee. Here are a list of items you may donate: The box sits on top of the cooler to the right of the entrance door. Owner Lynn Martin and the Farmhouse staff thank you.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The business changed hands early this month, and now will have you shaking up your lunch routine.
Maybe it’s the freshly-ground coffee, the silky smooth parfaits, the convenient location off the Montour Trail, the pastries or the ice cream—whatever it is, you now have another reason to pop into Farmhouse Coffee, especially during your lunch hour. New owner Lynn Martin debuted her sandwiches Wednesday with an original twist—they’re handmade and all authentic recipes. Scurrying to the store early Thursday morning, Martin said more was sold than expected. "It's so cool," she said. "I'm thrilled." “We sold two days worth in one day,” said employee Garrett Dennis. “They sold like hotcakes.” The three sandwiches, all served on croissants, are The “Walter,” a specialty chicken salad, Ham & Cheese and Turkey & Cheese—don’t let the names fool…