Monday, November 26, 2012
The Peters Creek Historical Society will greet visitors with homemade food, decorations and re-enactors on Sunday afternoon.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Harry Funk
Monday, November 26, 2012
The sixth annual Soup and Stroll will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The Peters Creek Historical Society is hosting the event at the Enoch Wright House and Museum of Westward Expansion, 815 Venetia Rd., Peters Township. Featured along with homemade soups, breads and desserts will be numerous activities that evoke Christmases past. In the 18th-century log house on the Wright House property, professional re-enactors will prepare authentic Colonial foods for sampling, including hunter’s stew, soft cheeses, homemade hearth breads and period libations. The re-enactors will share their expertise and stories about Colonial life. Guests are invited to stroll both floors of the museum, where more re-enactors will help create an …
Friday, October 12, 2012
If you spend $350 on groceries in five weeks, a customer will be eligible to receive a turkey at no cost.
SHOP ‘n SAVE customers who use their Perks Card to purchase $350 or more in groceries between Oct. 4 and Nov. 7 will receive a free turkey. By spending $350 during the five-week period, customers who use their Perks Card will be eligible to receive a free Honeysuckle, Grade-A Frozen Turkey of up to 14 pounds. If a customer spends a total of $499 during the five-week period, they are eligible to receive a free turkey up to 22 pounds. “SHOP ‘n SAVE owners are proud to make their homes in the communities they serve,” said Bill Lipsky, director of merchandising for SUPERVALU, which supplies the independently owned and operated SHOP ‘n SAVE stores. “Our annual free turkey promotion is a great way for our local owners to reward their customers …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The sad truth is, the holidays can be a nutrition nightmare. Here are 12 tips to survive them.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 21, 2011
By Jacqueline Clemons, RD, LDN, nutritional counselor, Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center of The Washington Hospital 1. Exercise Remember to continue to stay active through the holidays and winter. Go ice skating or sledding, or take an exercise class or a stroll through your local shopping center for exercise. 2. Eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains Don’t skimp out on your vegetables, fruits and whole grains at a party. If you are the host of the party, be sure to supply plenty of these delicious foods. 3. Perfect party planner Develop a plan of attack for each party you will be attending. If you are unsure of the food that will be served, you can always plan to take snacks with you. Be the crowd favorite by bringing a low-calorie, …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
2011 will be the year of stick-to-itness.
If I had a thousand dollars for every New Year's resolution I kept, say, finishing my novel, getting into shape, not swearing, not making the girls fetch me my purse constantly, I'd have, well, I'd have exactly nothing. This year is it. 2011 will be the year of stick-to-itness. To pull it all into focus, I've made a list, which I think will keep me on track, like a road map. Maybe I should dictate it into my phone and play it back like the lady inside the Garmin who tells you where to go. I can tell myself where to go, so to speak. Resolutions are like opinions, everyone has them and everyone shares them. Like opinions, you can take them or leave them. The following are some resolutions that I will keep. I swear. I mean I promise: These …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Medical advice to keep your pet safe and healthy admist a winter wonderland.
Many of us consider our pets to be important members of the family. Winter can be harsh on your furry friends, so if you want to keep your pet happy and healthy during these frigid months, here are some rules and advice from Dr. Stephanie Conrad, D.V.M, of Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic. 1. Watch out for dangerous household items, such as antifreeze. Even in small amounts, antifreeze is highly toxic to cats and dogs, causing fatal kidney damage. Unfortunately, the substance is actually palatable, so cats and dogs will happily consume it. Keep any open containers out of the reach of your pets and if you do have a spill, make sure to clean it up thoroughly with cat litter or another soaking material. "If you do actually see your animal …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
A little poetry for your holiday-humor needs.
Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, all the creatures were running, including a mouse. Mom's stockings were flung on the floor without care, in hopes that the Merry Maids soon would be there. The children were wild with faces aglow, the whites of their eyes like new-fallen snow. And Mimi in her housecoat and Pop in his shorts, complained of weak ankles, bad kneecaps and warts. Poor Uncle had taken to sleeping too late, Dad's BlackBerry buzzed at a threatening rate. Two cats were free-roaming, 'midst toys and debris, and momma so tired, unable to see. The little girls gleefully soaked it all in, candy and glitter stuck fast to their skin. Santa had gobbled the treats they set out, "Oh momma, please tell us, what's THAT …
Friday, December 24, 2010
If you're throwing a dinner party, here are a few beverage suggestions.
Having a holiday party this evening or this weekend and unsure what to serve? Well, we've gathered some great holiday drinks and cocktails from local bartenders. So whether you're looking for a pre-dinner drink, a beer with dinner or a dessert cocktail, we have some delectable suggestions. One idea, ideal for Christmas parties, is a Peppermint White Russian. The drink comes from Juniper Grill bartender Tanya Mills, who's been tinkering with the drink for her own upcoming Christmas celebrations. Ingredients and directions: Skyy Vodka (1.5 oz) Peppermint Schnapps (1 oz) Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur (1 oz) Mix together, chill over ice, and pour (without ice) into martini glass. Garnish with a peppermint stick or peppermint candy. Strong, …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
An avant-garde medicinal outreach endeavor, founded by Dr. Jim Withers.
Leading a progressive movement in medicinal care, Operation Safety Net (OSN), an effort supported by the McMurray Rotary Club (MRC) that provides medicinal and mental care to the homeless, reaches out to the impoverished dwelling in Pittsburgh streets. Founded by Dr. Jim Withers, OSN's groundbreaking initiatives in organized street medicine have seized international attention since its commencement in 1992. OSN is part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. OSN paces Pittsburgh streets, oftentimes accompanied by a psychiatrist, offering access to healthcare for the homeless, as well as psychiatric care. Aside from providing financial support for OSN, the MRC currently collaborates with neighboring …
Peters Township is ready for the holidays, and these photos are proof.
My favorite part of the holidays has always been decorating. Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like passing a neighborhood with houses covered in festive embellishments. It doesn't take long to feel the season's joy when you drive through Peters. From twinkling lights to immaculate wreaths, each home resembles a winter wonderland -- just add snow (maybe this Christmas!). Neighborhoods like Cedarbrook, Meadow Ridge, and Camelot have brought their decorative A-game that will make any passer-by feel like child on Christmas morning. Here are some of my personal favorites that I captured from local neighborhoods. Stay warm and enjoy these holiday homes from the comfort of yours.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tara Atkins gives tips to take some holiday stress out of your week.
Tara Atkins, owner of Original Organizing, has a background in drama, but her latest performances have been staging people's stuff to get them organized. This is no small part either. Her clients range from home offices to theaters, where she might organize props and costumes. The most satisfying customers, she says though, are personal. "When I am called to someone's home, they are often at a low point where they have been knocked down already, " said Atkins. "Maybe a death in the family or a nasty divorce has left them out of control and their home in a disarray." She says as she works through the house making it neater and cleaner, the client often gets neater and cleaner, too. "They go from being totally overwhelmed to back in …