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…
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 …
Friday, March 9, 2012
The gyro joint won for favorite fish sandwich in Peters Township.
It was a close race, but My Big Fat Greek Gyro edged out St. Benedict the Abbot for favorite fish sandwich in Peters Township. My Big Fat Greek Gyro received 43 percent of the vote, while St. Benedict received 41 percent. The Peters Township VFW Post 764 and Lorenzo's Pizza were also in the running. Congratulations to My Big Fat Greek Gyro! Remember it's Friday—stop by and try the 9-ounce fillet on a pita. Also check out the fish fry at St. Ben's—dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read what's on the menu here. The gyro shop will be receiving a certificate from Patch to hang in the restaurant. Check back soon for the next Reader's Choice contest! Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Last week was all about burgers. This week, it's fish!
Who has the best fish sandwich or Lenten meal in Peters Township? We asked earlier this week—and you answered! Here are the preliminary nominees: My Big Fat Greek Gyro St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church Peters Township VFW Post 764 Lorenzo's Pizza Now that we have your nomination, now we need your help to name a favorite in the Peters area. Here's how it works: Simply vote in the poll below for your favorite place that serves either your favorite fish sandwich or Lenten meal. If your favorite isn't listed, share your thoughts in the comments box below or email editor Andrea Bosco at email@example.com to have it added. Be sure to vote by 9 a.m. Friday. The winning fish fry will get a certificate from us stating Patch users …
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 …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Lush green grass, Arabian horses, a babbling brook and a chicken gyro—a true thing of beauty.
For many residents, the trail is a part of life and one of the best family activities to pursue. In walking distance from many housing plans, and quite a few businesses, it offers rural serenity just minutes from busy roads—a getaway of sorts. Here are some recent photos of a day spent biking the trail, including an up-close-and-personal meeting with three of Empress Arabians' horses, and a quick trip to My Big Fat Greek Gyro (easily accessible, along with Farmhouse Coffee). Yum! Do you have snapshots you've captured on the trail? Upload them to our gallery or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
This Peters and Greater Pittsburgh-area locale has been pleasing customers since 2004.
A familiar eatery in Peters, My Big Fat Greek Gyro hastily prepares high quality, classic Greek cuisine before customers’ eyes -- an innovative concept earning loyalty throughout the community since the establishment’s opening in December 2004. The gyro shop’s unique and tasty food prepared at the customer’s convenience is complimented by personable, intuitive and food service-savvy owners, and is now a thriving regional franchise, awaiting its fifth store opening in Mt. Lebanon. Husband and wife, Michael Ference and Kathleen Kamouyerou-Ference, believe their unique products and personalized service have captivated local interest. “It’s the gyro that makes the place successful,” said Kathleen, who believes offering distinct products is a …
Monday, January 17, 2011
How are you enjoying the chilly weather? Some of your neighbors are ice skating, snowmobiling, bird-watching and sipping hot cocoa.
Following festive holiday celebrations lies a long and widely-dreaded time of the year -- the winter season -- where inconveniences become commonplace and plummeting temperatures accompany fleeting sunlight. While the beginning of the season is often embraced due to holiday anticipation, many cringe at taking down the final strand of Christmas lights, hoping to escape the ensuing months. Some Peters residents, however, find enjoyment in this time of the year and view it as a season bearing many cherished qualities. Winter’s most familiar element, snow, is often a source of the season’s criticism due to the hazards it invokes. While the snow may also hinder residents’ daily tasks, some view it as a means to relaxation and/or diversion, and …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Recreational opportunities, including winter sports, on the Arrowhead Trail.
The recent chill in the air hasn't kept local residents from enjoying all that the nearby Arrowhead Trail has to offer. Even on colder days you'll find runners, cyclists, rollerbladers, parents, children and even beloved family pets enjoying the sites. This trail, a local piece of the larger Montour Trail, stretches from Coraopolis to Clariton, and eventually to Washington, D.C.. The Montour Trail follows the former railroad right-of-way used to transport coal from the Montour No. 4 Mine on the eastern end of Peters Township. One of the easiest places to gain trail access is off Valley Brook Road at the St. Petersburg Center. From the parking lot behind the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet studio, taking the trail going left will provide you access…