Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.
Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! Here’s a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday: _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Don't make your Christmas company lie around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places you can show your guests.
1. Consol Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four teams scheduled to participate are Robert Morris, Penn State University, Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art and Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz History Center through Jan 6, 2013. The most …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The rare celestial event will be visible in Pittsburgh area from just after 6 p.m. until sunset.
"There's a little black spot on the sun today." The opening lyrics of “King of Pain” by Sting and the Police will come true today, although the little black spot is actually a planet. Pittsburgh-area residents, equipped with the proper safety equipment, will be able to see the planet Venus as it slowly moves across the face of the sun beginning just after 6 p.m. this evening, weather permitting. The phenomenon is known as a transit and it won’t happen again until 2117, which means it’s the last time nearly everyone alive today will get a chance to see it. Transits of Venus are so rare because the planet's orbit is tilted relative to the Earth's. The two planets line up with the sun only four times every 243 years. Safety is key in …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Photos are allowed, but admission must be purchased first.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Through Jan. 1, the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh's Manchester neighborhood (North Side) will display all six Super Bowl trophies won by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The display will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year's Day. Fans are encouraged to pose with the trophies and to take pictures. However, the opportunity to view the display only comes to those who have purchased a general admission pass to the science center, which costs $17.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (aged 3 to 12 years). Children ages 2 and younger can enter for free. Visitor parking at the Carnegie Science Center is $5 per vehicle for non-members and $3 per vehicle for members.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Even if you aren’t a city dweller, you’ll want to make your way into town to enjoy these fun activities with your kids during their holiday break.
“The view of the city from the Monongahela Incline is a huge sight for little eyes to see.” That’s why Lela Checco of Imperial drives to Mt. Washington to take her young nieces on a sightseeing ride down the slope of one of Pittsburgh’s most prominent hills. And that’s why you may want to consider doing the same thing. Buying gifts for the kids in your life is one thing. Keeping them busy and entertained during their holiday break is something entirely different. Whether you’re a parent tending to your own children, or are hosting young guests, you want to make sure that the season’s magic doesn’t wear off after the last gift is unwrapped. So why not hit Pittsburgh for some fun? A trip to the city can be a big deal for a young'un who …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Vice president of Pittsburgh-based EQT says environmental threats linked to drilling have been exaggerated.
Concerns over the environmental impact of Marcellus Shale gas drilling have been overstated, an official from a Pittsburgh-based natural gas company said last weekat a public forum at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Side. Lindell Bridges, the senior vice president for geoscience at EQT, fielded questions about the region's burgeoning drilling industry during "Drilling Down on the Marcellus Shale: Energy Potential" at the center. Audience members had the chance to question Bridges about how drilling will impact the Pittsburgh region in decades to come. Bridges touted the long-term benefits of drilling, telling the audience that Western Pennsylvania sits on one of the largest reservoirs of natural gas in the world. Tapping that …