Friday, March 15, 2013
Both Fired Up Pottery and Swirlie Whirlie in Peters will donate 20 percent of proceeds from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Satuday.
Fire Up Pottery and its neighbor, Swirlie Whirlie plan to donate 20 percent of their sales between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday to a fund for a local transplant recipient. The local woman, Geri Whalen, is a recent kidney transplant recipient. On her page on the National Foundation for Transplants, it indicates that Whalen—a mother of three—seeks to raise $25,000 to help pay for her medical bills. So far, she has raised almost $11,500. She underwent the transplant in January. "In 2007, after the birth of her third child, (Whalen) learned she had developed kidney disease. Although she has no family history of this illness, she has battled diabetes since she was 9. Doctors said a kidney/pancreas transplant was essential to her survival," her …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The new Peters Township business won with 58 percent of the vote.
You voted, we counted. This week's Readers' Choice winner for favorite frozen treat in Peters Township is Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt! The business opened two months ago in McMurray Towne Centre next to Starbucks. The froyo joint won with 58 percent of the vote. Bruster's Ice Cream came in second with 21 percent of the vote. Swirlie Whirlie, Rita's Italian Ice and Dairy Queen were also in the running. Congratulations to Moo Moo! You'll be hearing from us soon. Stay tuned for more Readers' Choice contests from Peters Patch. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
When temperatures soar, where do you reach for a frozen treat?
It's not hard to find frozen treats in Peters Township, especially with the recent addition of two new frozen yogurt shops: Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt and Swirlie Whirlie. Frozen yogurt, ice cream, slushies, icees, Frostys, gelatis, Italian ice, frozen custard ... the list goes on and on. Where do you go to get a cool treat on a hot day? Do you swing by a fast-food drive-up window? Or do you prefer stopping at a shop where you can sit down and enjoy a cone or a cup of your favorite treat? Please vote for your favorite. We'll announce a winner on Saturday morning. If we missed listing your favorite place, please tell us about it in the comments. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Peters Township's new frozen yogurt shop offers nearly 80 toppings, and gluten- and sugar-free flavors.
The self-serve frozen yogurt trend has undoubtedly stole the sweets scene in recent years, and now it's more local than ever—perfect timing weather-wise, right? Swirlie Whirlie, located in Waterdam Centre off of Route 19, opened in Peters Township earlier this month. Owners Nicole and Brian Goettler saw a need for the business in the community. “I had the idea two years ago, then we started to see a lot of frozen yogurt shops popping up in the North Hills,” Brian said. “We loved the Peters area and the location.” The two celebrated the shop’s grand opening on March 3 with a ribbon-cutting, and said they are proud to be the first frozen yogurt shop in McMurray. “Peters has good economics and great family structure,” he said. “It has good …