Friday, April 19, 2013
One man is heading to common pleas court and another is awaiting his preliminary hearing.
A Penn Hills resident accused of shooting his gun while drunk at Boyce Park is heading to Allegheny Court of Common Pleas, while a second man is awaiting his preliminary hearing in district court. Allegheny County police charged the two men after police were called to the park earlier this month for reports of gun shots. On Wednesday, Glenn Mark Mooney, 58, was held for court on charges of carrying a firearm without a license; recklessly endangering another person; disorderly conduct; public drunkenness; weapons in a park; and shrubs, flowers, trees and grass. William R. Terry, 40, has been charged with recklessly endangering another person; disorderly conduct; public drunkenness; weapons and explosives; and shrubs, flowers, trees and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The incident occurred in Plum Borough just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Allegheny County police have arrested two people after reported gunfire at Boyce Park in Plum on Tuesday. According to WPXI, shots were fired just after 11 a.m. at the park along Pierson Run Road. According to the Post Gazette, no one was hurt in the incident, and the scene was clear at 11:45 a.m. This isn't the first time that there has been gun activity at the park. Gunfire has been reported at the park's Wave Pool during the last couple of years. Continue to check Plum-Oakmont Patch for updates.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The winter fun is just about over!
If you never made it to Boyce Park for skiing and snow tubing, you're going to have to wait until next season. The slopes closed for the season on Saturday, March 16. The ice skating rinks in North Park and South Park will be open on Sunday, March 17, before closing for the season for the following sessions: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 7p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information on skating and rental equipment rates, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/fees/skate.aspx. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Boyce Park began accepting league and picnic game applications on Wednesday.
The Allegheny County Parks Department will accept applications for ballfield permits from organized baseball, softball and soccer leagues at Boyce Park in Plum Borough through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Applications must be filed in person by team representatives at the park offices, 675 Old Frankstown Rd. A certificate of insurance is required with an application for a league permit. Applications for fields at other county parks must be filed at those park offices. Individuals interested in scheduling picnic games may choose from the remaining dates beginning on Thursday, March 7, when the general release of open ballfield dates will begin. Applications for these games must also be filed in person at the park offices where the requested fields …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The ski slopes and tubing area in Plum are open.
If you've been wanting to hit the tubing slopes, you're in luck. The Boyce Park Snow Tubing Area reopened Tuesday, Feb. 5, after a brief hiatus. The slopes closed indefinitely last week due to poor conditions. The Boyce Park Ski Slopes also are open. For session times, click here. For information on the operational status of the ski slopes and snow tubing area, as well as directions, rates, slope map and more, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/fees/ski.aspx. Snow conditions are available 24-hours a day by calling 724-733-4665. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, January 11, 2013
If you haven't gotten rid of your Christmas tree yet, you still have time.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Get ready for some winter fun at the slopes!
The Boyce Park ski slopes and tubing area in Plum Borough open for the season! Weather and conditions permitting, slopes will be open on weekdays for one session from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. On weekends, slopes will be open for two sessions, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 9:30 p.m. The Boyce Park Ski Area offers rental equipment for skiers and snowboarders, in addition to private and group lessons. Detailed information on rates and hours of operation is available online by clicking here or by calling 724-733-4656. For 24-hour snow conditions, call 724-733-4665. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is your Christmas tree dropping its needles or looking a little tired? Drop it off to be turned into mulch at a county park near your home.
It's time to take down those Christmas trees, and there are many ways for you to recycle them this season. Allegheny County's fifth annual Christmas tree recycling program runs through Saturday, Jan. 19, at all nine regional parks—including Boyce Park in Plum Borough. Verona Borough's annual Christmas tree burning also will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the park next to the borough building on East Railroad Aveue. People can drop their trees off at the site. To participate in the county's program, residents can drop off trees from dawn to dusk daily. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees. The trees will be turned into mulch for use in Allegheny County’s nine regional parks. Trees may be dropped …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Photos from the Saturday event at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge in Plum.
The ninth-annual Richie Hrivnak Charity Christmas Party was held on Saturday at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge in Plum. The community got together at the party—hosted by Mayor Rich Hrivnak, wife, Charlene, and son, Richie—and donated toys for the Toys for Tots program and food for the Plum Food Pantry. Santa and Rudolph were on hand for photos, and families enjoyed crafts, balloons, refreshments and rides on the train. Did you attend the event? Share your photos by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' tab. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, October 29, 2012
This parade was on Sunday and benefited a great local cause!
The second-annual Plum Borough Education Association Festival in the Park was held on Sunday at Boyce Park, and there was no shortage of great Halloween costumes. This year's festival—held in memory of Kimberly, Brenna and Mikaela Griffith of Plum, who all drowned in during a flash flood on Washington Boulevard last year—benefited the Beilstein family of Plum. Donations will go toward the Beilstein Children Memorial Fund, which was created in May after Christine Beilstein, 45, died in a tragic car accident in Penn Hills. Beilstein's 9-year-old son, Justin, suffered serious injuries in the crash and continues to receive treatment for them. Justin is a fourth-grader at Regency Park Elementary School. Did you attend the festival and parade? …