Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
George A. Aivaliotis passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
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On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 George A. Aivaliotis, of Verona formerly of Churchill, passed away at the age of 88. George was the beloved husband of the late Isabella Aivaliotis; loving father of Artistotle G. (Mary) Aivaliotis and Chris G. (Dina) Aivaliotis; dear Papou of George, Isabella, Michael, Sophia, Antoni and George Aivaliotis. He was preceded in death by his siblings Antoni Aivaliotis, Pantelis Aivaliotis, Erini Kouvaris and Maria Tsambis. George emigrated from Greece in 1950 to meet his wife Isabella, who was already here. They settled in Gary, Indiana, where George worked for various industrial painting firms. He relocated to Pittsburgh, PA in 1956 to work for the JL Manta Company. In 1966, he took the initiative to start …
Here are the police reports for May 14 to 21.
Plum police are investigating after a vacant home on Greensburg Road was burglarized earlier this month. On May 10, the former resident reported that someone had stolen many items from the home, which he still checks. A stove, TV, video game console, video games, a washer, a grill, an air conditioner, a bike, tools, a computer, money and copper piping were reported stolen. Plum police also filed the following charges: DUI Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County The watch remains in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service, which says some storms cound be severe with damaging winds. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected mainly after 5 p.m. and before midnight. A hazardous weather outlook is also in effect this week, with frosty and potentially freezing conditions possible on Friday and Saturday nights and possibly Sunday. Here's a look at the forecast: Be sure to upload photos or videos of any severe storm weather or storm damage.
Steven Fabian, a Plum High School grad and broadcaster, is urging the Plum School Board to think twice about cutting teaching positions and programs this budget season. TO WATCH HIS VIDEO MESSAGE, CLICK HERE. Fabian, a host for RightThisMinute, also has worked as an anchor, reporter, producer and editor for Channel One News in New York City. As a reporter, he covered the drug war in Juarez, Mexico, followed a Neo-Nazi group patrolling the border and explored the issue of guns on college campuses. The school board has proposed an option that could cut the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), Plum TV Production, business education and family consumer sciences at the high school; and French, Spanish and computer instruction at the junior …
Oakmont Council has approved changes to the residential portion of the new development.
Kacin Companies is hoping to make some changes to its Edgewater at Oakmont residential and commercial development. During a public hearing last week, Bruce Corna, vice president at Kacin Companies, presented a list of changes Kacin—the developer—hopes to implement at the new development. Oakmont Council approved all amendments to the residential portion, but they have until next month to make a decision regarding the commercial plans. The number of units in the residential portion of Edgewater will remain at 241, however, Corna said the types of homes being built are going to change. Due to the status of the housing market, the proposed condos will be eliminated, and more townhomes and flats will be built. Currently, there is commercial …
All incumbents and one newcomer have earned party nominations.
Four Riverview School Board incumbents and one newcomer will face off for four seats in the general election. During Tuesday's primary, incumbents Lisa Ashbaugh, Arlene Loeffler, Theodora Tompa and John Hackworth earned the Democratic nominations with 584, 549, 508 and 454 votes, respectively. Ashbaugh, Loeffler and Hackworth also earned the Republican nomination with 229, 218 and 224 votes, respectively. Newcomer Melissa Botta Havran's 160 votes edged out Tompa's 140 votes for a spot on the ballot as a Republican. For more results, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
See who won the Democratic nomination, and how a write-in vote could impact the Republican nomination.
At least three Verona Council incumbents will fight for their spot this fall. During Tuesday's primary election, incumbents Tony Futules, Rhoda Gemellas Worf and Pat McCarthy earned the Democratic nomination with 173, 172 and 153 votes, respectively. Newcomer Janet LoAlbo also earned the party's nomination with 164 votes. Incumbent Peggy Suchevich came short with 129 votes. Newcomers Leo Bickert, Sylvia Kresevich Provenza and Robert Brayer also were on the ballot. Newcomer Merle Balkovek ran unopposed on the Republican ticket. However, he received 17 votes and there were 145 write-in votes, meaning someone else could appear on the general election ballot. Four council seats are up for grabs. For more results, click here. Join Patch for …
See who won their party's nominations during the PA primary election on Tuesday night.
Three Plum Borough School Board incumbents and three newcomers will face off for four seats in the fall. During Tuesday's primary election, incumbents Andy Drake, Kevin Dowdell and Sal Colella earned the Republican nomination with 633, 625 and 597 votes, respectively. Newcoming Jim Rogers also won the party's nomination with 619 votes. On the Democratic ticket newcomers Michelle Stepnick and Dawn Lynn Check, as well as Dowdell and Colella came out on top. They received 1,239; 1,208; 514; and 504 votes, respectively. However, that could change—there were 1,054 write-in votes on the Democratic ballot. If someone received more write-in votes that one of the candidates mentioned above, they could be on the ballot in the fall. For more results…