Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Congrats to the honorees!
A Peters Township High School student, township attorney, and two local nonprofits were honored this past week by InCommunity Magazine. The publication held its first-ever Community Awards for Service Excellence awards Friday night at Heinz Field. Christopher Laster—a junior at Peters Township High School—was honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year. Laster has been a volunteer in Peters Township for many years and is currently working on a project to assist children in Tanzania, Africa, to attend secondary school. In addition, Peters Township resident Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., was honored as Volunteer of the Year. Family Promise, a network of churches serving homeless families, was honored as the large non-profit of the year, while the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Don't make your Christmas company lie around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places you can show your guests.
1. Consol Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four teams scheduled to participate are Robert Morris, Penn State University, Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art and Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz History Center through Jan 6, 2013. The most …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
For the first time, the Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their horizontally striped throwback jerseys and socks in a game when they take on the Washington Redskins today at Heinz Field. What's your take on the 1934 replicas?
Killer bees? Depression chic? Those are some of the kinder phrases thrown about by some Pittsburgh Steelers fans who are less than thrilled that players will be donning throwback uniforms at 1 p.m. today when they meet the Washington Redskins at Heinz Field. Steelers officials unveiled the black-and-gold horizontally striped jerseys and socks earlier this year in honor of the team's 80th anniversary. The Steelers haven't worn this style of uniform since 1934, and the throwback garb is intended to reflect the team's Depression-era roots. Steelers’ players are looking forward to wearing the throwbacks today for the first time in a game, according to the team's official blog on its website. Players say they enjoy celebrating the team's …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans attending tonight's preseason game about a new security procedure.
Heading to tonight's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts? The Pittsburgh Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans about a new security procedure. A metal detector screening has been put in place upon entering the stadium. These new measures will be in effect for all home games throughout the season. All fans will be subject to metal detection as they enter Heinz Field. This is a new requirement for all NFL stadiums. Tonight, gates open at 6 p.m.—kickoff is at 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to allow extra time for the screening. The new procedure, using handheld metal detectors, will enhance the current screening process and ensure a safe game day environment for all. Fans can log on to …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Pittsburgh Passion member Tera McIntosh discusses the weekend lineup and what it means to be in the WFA.
Move over boys—when the ladies of the Women’s Football Alliance visit Pittsburgh this weekend, they’ll show that football isn’t just a guys’ game. On Saturday, Aug. 4, the 2012 Breaking Barriers Festival and SilverSport WFA National Championship will be held at Heinz Field. The championship is held in a different city each year, and Pittsburgh was chosen as this year’s host for the game between the Chicago Force and the San Diego Surge. The game marks the first women’s football championship held in a professional football stadium. “This is such a huge step, for women’s football to move forward and play in a professional stadium,” said Tera McIntosh. McIntosh, of Brookline, plays offensive line for Pittsburgh Passion, Pittsburgh’s women’s …
Monday, December 19, 2011
'The Dark Knight Rises' trailer features clips of Steelers' Hines Ward and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The new "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer was released on Monday, Dec. 19. The scenes shot at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh are featured in the trailer, including a clip of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl about to kick the football and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward running to the endzone for a touchdown as the field blows up behind him. Also included in the trailer, the fight scene filmed at the Mellon Institute on Fifth Avenue. The film returns Christian Bale as Batman; Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon; Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Luscius Fox. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays police officer John Blake; Anne Hathaway is Catwoman; and Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate. "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters on July 20, …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Special Olympics fundraiser doubles in size, donations.
Though it’s only the second year teams from the Pittsburgh area have braved the cold waters of the Ohio River for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, the event has managed to double in attendance, donations and perhaps even enthusiasm. Though the water was reported to be 39 degrees, the sun shone brightly on Heinz Field on Sunday. “You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day,” said Sandra Bradshaw of Bethel Park. Crowds gathered early at the stadium in anticipation of the plunge that began at noon. Of those attending, about 1,300 were on teams that jumped into the Ohio River from the Heinz Field boat launch to raise money for the Special Olympics. By the week of the event, those teams had raised about $250,000. Some estimates immediately …