Monday, May 6, 2013
Here's a look at some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Plum-Oakmont area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Mental Health Companion (Oakmont) Lifesteps Inc. seeks someone full-time to provide quality care by teaching and assisting clients with daily activities such as cooking, grooming, personal hygiene and money management. Customer Service Representative (Oakmont) Brenntag Northeast, Inc. seeks to hire someone to respond to inquiries involving order placement, price confirmation, product availability and rush requests in a fast paced department. Manufacturing: Production, Maintenance, Machine Operator (Verona) Crew Member (Plum) Wendy's seeks someone who has strong customer focus, initiative, and a can-do …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
See which station in the area has the lowest gas prices.
The summer driving season is just around the corner, a time when Plum-Oakmont drivers brace for more pain at the pump. But maybe not this year. Retail gas prices have dropped steadily since the end of February because more refineries have come back on line after routine maintenance, and crude oil prices have moved sharply lower, reports the AAA . Analysts predict prices could fall another 20 cents a gallon during the next two months because of lower-than-expected demand in the world's two largest economies, the United States and China. According to GasBuddy.com, these five stations are offering the lowest prices: _________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by…
Friday, May 3, 2013
This year's event is going to help pay for several features around the library.
"A Taste of Two Towns" is returning to the Oakmont Carnegie Library later this month. On May 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the library will be transformed into a buzzing bistro, featuring sample dishes from the top restaurants of Oakmont and Verona. The cost to attend is $50 per person. Last year's inaugural event raised $10,000 for the library—40 percent of the $25,000 raised in 2012. Proceeds were used to repair plaster on the 1901 side of the library, update the phone system and Wi-Fi, deepen the library's travel and career collections, and expand the Youth Services position. This year, the library board has set a $35,000 fundraising goal in the hopes of beginning work for a digital media program, adding security cameras, and meeing higher …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The local bakery won a national contest.
The Oakmont Bakery is considered one of the nation's best! The local bakery came out on top in Bake magazine's "America's Best Bakeries" contest. The winner was announced late on Monday. Oakmont Bakery was one of a half dozen nominees selected this year by Bake magazine and featured on The Baking Channel's popular web TV series, "Discovering America’s Bakeries." People were asked to vote for their favorite bakery in an online poll. Oakmont Bakery received 54 percent of the vote. It will be featured in Bake's June edition. The bakery owned and operated by Marc and Susan Serrao since 1988 is a popular attraction for locals and out-of-staters who visit Oakmont. Stop in on Tuesday to get a free heart-shaped sugar cookie! Congratulations to …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists the three municipalities with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The bagel company is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Bruegger’s Bagels is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, the bagel shop is offering three free bagels on Thursday, April 25, from open until 2 p.m., so stop by the Oakmont location on Allegheny Avenue. To get your free bagels, visit the Bruegger's Facebook page and click on the "3 Free Bagels" tab to print a coupon or display it on your smartphone at the register. Also as part of the 30th anniversary celebration, Bruegger’s Bagels is giving away 30 Bagel Box Parties, which include 18 bagels and three tubs of cream cheese. Enter to win under the same "3 Free Bagels" tab. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Plum Chamber of Commerce hosted a trade show earlier this week.
The Plum community had the opportunity to interact with local business owners during the first-annual Plum Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase earlier this week. The trade show was held in the Plum High School cafeteria on Tuesday, and business owners and members of the community mingled. The chamber secured about 36 local vendors at the showcase. Board members were working on putting the event together for several months. "It's a great way to get member to meet each other," said chamber President Chris Zozoula. "And we got some surrounding communities involved, too." When business owners heard about the opportunity, they were happy to be involved, said chamber member John Divinchi, who helped coordinate the showcase. "People were very …
The bakery is one of a half dozen nominees in Bake magazine's "America's Best Bakeries" contest. Voting ends on Monday, April 29.
Fans of Oakmont Bakery listen up. The old-fashioned bakery needs your votes in Bake magazine's "America's Best Bakeries" contest. Oakmont Bakery is one of a half dozen nominees selected this year by Bake magazine and featured on The Baking Channel's popular web TV series, "Discovering America’s Bakeries." The bakery owned and operated by Marc and Susan Serrao since 1988 is a popular attraction for locals and out-of-staters who visit Oakmont. Only one vote per day is permitted, and the contest ends on Monday, April 29. So get to voting! The winner will be announced on bakemag.com and in the June issue of Bake magazine. To cast your vote, click here. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Businesses will be showcased at Plum High School tonight, April 16.
The public is invited to attend the Plum Chamber of Commerce's first-ever business showcase. The showcase will be held at Plum High School tonight, April 16, from 5 to 8. Local businesses will be on hand at the event to network with each other and with residents. Residents who attend can sample restaurants and other vendors in the area at no cost. There also will be raffles and drawings. For more information about the event, contact John Divinchi at the Plum Chamber of Commerce at 724-519-7026. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants with a 15239 and 15139 area code, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants with a 15239 zip code: Here are the top 10 restaurants with a 15139 zip code: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.