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New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve. And print out the article for your party guests!
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia. What are your good luck superstitions for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day? Tell us in the comments below.
Here are some fun drinks—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—to enjoy responsibly on New Year's Eve.
What would New Year's Eve be without all the fun food and drinks? Here are a few recipes for drinks to enjoy on New Year's Eve. And remember, if you choose an alcoholic drink, we at Patch want you to designate a driver and enjoy it responsibly! With Alcohol Editor's note: Last year, Clique Vodka provided Patch readers with holiday cocktail recipes. Here's a recipe they shared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live: Spiced Cosmo Shake all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish by removing the rind from an orange slice and twisting it into a spiral over top of the cocktail so that the spray of oil fall into the glass. Then take the rind and rub it around the outer rim and place on the lip. For more of …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Have you seen Seymor?
Beloved family pet Seymor was last seen in East Washington on New Year's Eve. The one-year-old pup weighs 10 pounds. The family is asking you call 724.825.6185—or 217.801.2134—if you see or find Seymor. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any information as well.
Monday, January 2, 2012
More than 50 animals were rescued from being euthanized and went up for adoption Monday.
Animal Friends continued a 15-year New Year's Eve tradition this weekend as staff members and volunteers traveled around the area rescuing animals that otherwise would be euthanized by the end of the year. The New Year's Rescue involved transferring animals from animal control facilities and other shelters to the Animal Friends shelter in Ohio Township, where the animals receive appropriate care. The volunteers saved animals from shelters around Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmorland counties. Each rescued animal was vaccinated, bathed, groomed, evaluated medically and behaviorally, and spayed or neutered. Aside from being treated to a primping session, these animals are given another chance at life. Friday's New Year's Eve Rescue …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Photos are allowed, but admission must be purchased first.
Through Jan. 1, the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh's Manchester neighborhood (North Side) will display all six Super Bowl trophies won by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The display will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year's Day. Fans are encouraged to pose with the trophies and to take pictures. However, the opportunity to view the display only comes to those who have purchased a general admission pass to the science center, which costs $17.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (aged 3 to 12 years). Children aged 2 and younger may enter for free. Visitor parking at the Carnegie Science Center is $5 per vehicle for non-members and $3 per vehicle for members.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Clique Vodka returned to Pittsburgh Today Live Thursday to share custom cocktail recipes—the Black & Gold, One Marvelous Mimosa and a Spiced Cosmo.
Last month, Clique Vodka provided Patch readers with holiday cocktail recipes. This week, it's all about New Year's Eve. Here are the recipes they shared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live on Thursday: Black & Gold 1 ¼ oz Clique Vodka ½ oz Chai tea syrup* 4 oz lemonade Pour Clique Vodka into glass over ice and add lemonade. Slowly add chai syrup so it collects at the bottom of the glass, creating a layered effect. One Marvelous Mimosa 1 oz Clique Vodka 1 ½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice 3 ½ oz sparkling wine Chill the Clique Vodka in a cocktail tin with ice and strain into a flute glass. Then add orange juice and slowly pour in the sparkling wine while holding the glass at an angle so it doesn’t overflow. Spiced Cosmo 2 oz Clique Vodka ¼ …
Here are some ideas!
1. Milkshake Happy Hour Where/When: Chick-fil-A, 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday Why Go?: Chick-Fil-A is offering half-price milkshakes for a special holiday promotion. Come finish off 2011 with a yummy treat. 2. Holiday Bird Show Where?/When?: National Aviary, 12 p.m. on Friday through Saturday Why Go?: Fleury, a one year-old Snowy Owl will perform at the National Aviary! This fun-filled and comical twist on the traditional carol song, the show will have audiences singing along! Audiences will enjoy free-flight bird appearances while learning lesser known bird trivia, including why Santa chose reindeer instead of penguins to fly his sleigh. This show is not included in general admission. Pricing: General admission: $13/adults; $12/seniors; $11/…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This event in downtown Pittsburgh promises a lot of activities, events and fun for those who attend.
Pittsburghers can ring in the new year with tons to do at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The event begins on Dec. 31 at 6 p.m., with several activities being held throughout downtown Pittsburgh. First Night is a unique, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration focused on the arts. Held in more than 200 cities worldwide, the Pittsburgh festival is centered in the Cultural District and is a production of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. First Night Pittsburgh has something for everyone, from children’s activities and performances by nationally known musicians, to installations by local artists and a spectacular fireworks finale. Visitors can enjoy swing dancing, juggling, arts and crafts, ice carving, a magic show, the First Night …