Friday, March 1, 2013
Do you like dance? Classic rock? Country? All these genres and more will be represented at the North Strabane venue this month.
Live music fans: The Meadows Racetrack and Casino has unveiled its entertainment schedule for the month—one that includes everything from country to dance to classic rock. All concerts are free. Interested? Here’s what you need to know. Entertainment Schedule for Silks Lounge March 1 The Marcels (salute to the Jukebox giants), 9 p.m. March 2 In the Mood (dance), 9 p.m. March 8 Airborne (pop/rock), 8 p.m. March 9 One-Celebration of U2 (US tribute band), 8 p.m. March 15 Bryan Cole (country), 8 p.m. March 16 Bad Influence (classic rock), 8 p.m. March 22 Silent Partner (pop/classic), 8 p.m. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No drivers were injured.
Two horses died during races at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Monday, a company spokesman confirmed. The first death came in race 14. The horse was named Lislea Isabella, an 8-year-old mare driven by Brady Brown, trained by Steve Schoeffel, and owned by Virginia Schoeffel and Kathy Schoeffel. According to Brady, she appeared to "choke down," which is harness lingo for a type of inability to breathe, the spokesman explained. Then during race 15, a second horse died. The horse was named Little Bit Tricky, a 7-year-old mare driven by Brett Miller, trained by Carl Cocciolone and owned by Michael Puff. The spokesman said it is not yet known what caused her death. No drivers were injured, and no other horses were involved. No further …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Nashville Country band Savannah Jack returns!
Live music fan? Then you might be interested in this announcement from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Representatives from North Strabane venue announced its entertainment line-up for February and feature a mix of Nashville, Motown and rock. All concerts are free admission. Here's what you need to know if you want to go: ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE Date Silks Lounge 8 p.m. Feb. 8 Tony Janflone Jr. (Rock/Blues) 8 p.m. Feb. 9 Ronny Love and the Drifters (Motown/Variety Show) 8 p.m. Feb. 15 Savannah Jack (Back from Nashville!) 8 p.m. Feb. 16 No Bad Ju Ju (Dance/Pop) 8 p.m. Feb. 22 Dueling Pianos (Fun-Fun-Fun) …
Friday, January 25, 2013
North Strabane police charged the 26-year-old early Wednesday.
A Venetia man was jailed on criminal trespass and other charges after allegedly entering a North Strabane home uninvited on Wednesday. North Strabane police also charged Robert Cole, 26, with loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, online court records indicate. He was arraigned early Wednesday by district Judge David Mark, who remanded him to the Washington County Jail on $25,000. He remained an inmate there as on Thursday night. According to the Observer-Reporter, Cole allegedly told residents at the home that he was being chased by a gun. When the family called police, the newspaper indicated that the man then allegedly ran out the door, and was later found trying to hide in a nearby convenience store…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Ritter was the fourth young woman killed in seven months in Washington County in 1976-77.
The rape and strangulation death of Brenda Lee Ritter, 18, of North Strabane Township on May 19, 1977 is a case that still haunts police. Her death occurred as the fourth in a series of slayings of young women in Washington County. The murders of Deborah Capiola, Mary Irene Gency and Susan Rush left county residents on edge. The death of Barbara Lewis in Penn Hills within the same time frame left investigators wondering if her strangulation death was at the hands of the same killer. According to a Sept. 28, 2003 story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brenda left her boyfriend's home in Chartiers Township about 10:10 p.m. May 18, 1977 during a raging thunderstorm. Her boyfriend, Larry Bonazza, and his mother made sure the doors of Brenda's …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
There is a guaranteed prize pool of $400,000—with top prizes of $100,000 each.
As a result of popular guest demand, officials from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino this week announced it will again host a $200,000 Blackjack Tournament with multi-day satellite tournaments leading up to the main event scheduled for Dec. 8. Simultaneously, the North Strabane destination will host a $200,000 Slots Tournament, which includes a similar satellite-style format and which will conclude with a grand-prize event on Dec. 15. The Meadows hosted the largest black tournament in Pennsylvania earlier this year. The event generated significant interest from players throughout the tri-state region with the grand-prize winner taking home $100,000 cash. This year’s Blackjack Tournament and Slots Tournament will allow the opportunity for …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here is the agenda for tonight's North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors meeting.
North Strabane Township supervisors are expected to vote on whether or not to explore continuing shared services with Peters Township Fire Department at its meeting tonight. That is one of many items on the agenda, which is attached. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the municipal building. It is open to the public. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Washington Area Humane Society is hosting the event next month—and participants have a chance to win $25,000.
Animal advocates and golf enthusiasts listen up: This upcoming event is for you. And the animals. The Washington Area Humane Society will host its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Outing on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Lindenwood Golf Club in North Strabane—with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit. Both individuals and businesses are invited to participate in the fundraiser, organizers said. What's planned? Golf-oriented contests, for one. There will be a hole-in-one competition, as well as ones for consecutive putts, and closest to the pin. Did we mention there will be a $25,000 shootout? A donation of $125 provides participants with a round of golf (with a cart), lunch, a post-tournament cocktail mixer and an awards ceremony. Chinese and silent …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
North Strabane and Peters Township leaders are expected to approve the study next week.
Tremendous growth in North Strabane Township has sparked interest in a joint effort with Peters Township for firefighting. North Strabane's board of supervisors Tuesday discussed approving a study to determine whether joining forces would be the best course of action for the future. Township Manager Frank Siffrinn told the board that a joint committee between the two townships narrowed the search for a firm to conduct the study. It recommended the bid go to Public Safety Solutions, Inc. of Chester, MD. North Strabane fire Chief Mark Grimm said the fire department is a hybrid of paid firefighters supplemented by volunteers. Grimm said explosive growth in North Strabane is a double-edged sword. "With the economy today with families …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Did we mention it is giving away more than $2 million in cash and prizes?
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its casino all this month. While the official anniversary date is Monday, The Meadows is commemorating the event with more than $2 million in cash and prizes throughout the month. Las Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts purchased the track in 2006. Shortly after, The Meadows was awarded a gaming license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and broke ground on construction for a temporary casino in North Strabane that opened June 11, 2007. “We have experienced tremendous growth in the last five years,” said Sean Sullivan, vice president and general manager of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. “We are now considered an entertainment destination for south western …