Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Frank Zahler is accused of telling a man in Barnes & Noble that he had bomb materials in his briefcase similar to the bombs used in the Boston Marathon.
The elderly man accused of causing the evacuation of South Hills Village mall last month was in tears apologizing to the judge and thanking the Bethel Park police for treating him well at the end of his preliminary hearing on Monday. District Judge Robert Wyda continued the hearing for Frank Zahler until July 1 so that behavioral health specialists could help Zahler discover the underlying cause of why he made the "callous and stupid" remarks on April 21, just days after the Boston Marathon tragedy. "What you said was clearly wrong," Wyda told Zahler. "We need to get things mentally and emotionally under control. "You need to continue to work with these people (health specialists) to help you help yourself." Zahler was handcuffed in the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The event is free to enjoy.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's high time for moms to be pampered. On May 9, South Hills Village Mall will host a free event featuring relaxation and fun in honor of national "Mom's Nite Out," sponsored locally by Pittsburgh Magazine. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, entertainment and fashion and beauty services and will find information on mom-friendly organizations and events, all focused on rewarding mothers. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. in the mall's lower level north wing and will last until 8 p.m. South Hills Village officials and their event partners will treat moms with makeovers from Sephora and the entire Macy's cosmetics department and with massages from Massage Envy. Moms are also …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The free event is Saturday, April 27.
Take on summer with YMCA's Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at South Hills Village. The free community event encourages attendees to move, learn and live healthier. Families can come and have a blast in a big bouncy house, run through a preschool obstacle course, get cool giveaways and South Hills YMCA program and class offering information, watch a Kang's Karate demonstration and take part in fun activities provided by the Bethel Park Library and other local organizations. The fun will take place in the lower level north court. Like Patch on Facebook. | Follow Patch on Twitter. | Sign up for the daily email newsletter.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A witness tells Patch he saw a man get taken into custody at Red Robin.
Bethel Park police evacuated South Hills Village mall, Carmike 10 and surrounding restaurants Sunday night after a man claimed he had bomb-making material in his briefcase. South Hills Village released the following statement at 10:30 p.m. Sunday: The local authorities have confirmed that there is no longer a threat, and the mall is now safe for our customers, tenants and employees. We will re-open for business tomorrow at 10 a.m., regular business hours. A man went into Barnes & Noble around 6:15 p.m. Sunday and stated he had bomb-making material in his briefcase. Two customers overheard the 70-year-old man and called police, according to WTAE. The man left and went into Red Robin, where customers said he was acting strangely. Jeremy …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The book fair is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
The Peters Township Middle School book fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Barnes & Noble at South Hills Village. A percentage of purchases will be contributed to the middle school's library to purchase additional "Reading Count" books. Show the voucher in the media box to the right at checkout. Customers will also be able to enjoy middle school artwork on display throughout the store and try a PTMS Frappachino at the Starbucks. If you can't make it to the book fair,you can shop online between April 20 and 25 at http://bn.com/bookfairs using the book fair ID number 11054129.
Friday, April 12, 2013
And a new spot soon will be 'popping' up in the food court.
A burst of color is coming to the South Hills Village Friday, April 12, as the popular accessories boutique Vera Bradley opens on the lower level south wing. The new store will offer its vibrant signature handbags, accessories and special collections, and will have special grand opening promotions and store offers for a limited time. In other changes in the mall, Sassy’s Nail Spa is now open in its newly-renovated location with a sparkling, contemporary design on the upper level near Dick’s Sporting Goods. LoveSac is remodeling its current location on the lower level near the play area and will unveil its fresh new look later this spring. Claire’s will also be moving to its new location on the upper level near Macy’s later in the year. …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The mall will open early for families that have children with special needs.
The "Caring Bunny" will hop on over to South Hills Village from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24 in the lower level north court. Caring Bunny is a special event dedicated to families that have children with special needs, providing a subdued environment to visit this year’s bunny photo experience. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for the children’s magical visit with the Bunny during this event. This environment will include: “Last year, we saw families who received a bunny photo with their child for the very first time,” said Sheryl Young, CEO of AbilityPath.org. “We are fortunate to have terrific alliances with Simon and their photo operators who have worked with us to lessen …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Easter Bunny arrives for photos March 7.
Hippity hoppity, Easter Bunny is on his way to South Hills Village. The Bunny Photo Experience begins March 7 and runs through March 30 at the lower level north court—by Target. “We love to hold family-friendly events at South Hills Village and we always look forward to watching children interact with the Bunny at Easter,” said Jennifer Carroll, marketing director at South Hills Village. Additionally, following the success of Simon® malls’ 2012 Caring Santa initiative where thousands of guests participated, the Caring Bunny™ event at South Hills Village will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. From 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, many steps will be …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The dancing attracted a large crowd.
A large crowd gathered at the Target/Dick's end of South Hills Village Sunday afternoon as a flash mob broke out. A few girls in pink T-shirts began to beautifully dance as music started blasting from nearby speakers. Then, all of the sudden, dozens of kids ripped off their jackets to display their matching pink T-shirts and joined in on the dance. The participants were South Park Middle School students. Their flash mob was part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The program teaches children about kindness and caring, teaching children to stand up to bullies and help other students in need. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned early March.
The new Target at South Hills Village will open its doors for the first time on March 5, according to a Target official. The evening event is invitation only. The store will then have a soft opening on March 6 and a grand opening on March 10. There are still about 30 to 50 positions Target officials are looking to fill, according to WTAE. Anyone who's interested in a job should apply at Target.com/careers. Target renovated and added on to the bottom level of the former Boscov's. A new Dick's Sporting Goods occupies the top two floors. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook