Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park.
Oakmont resident and hockey enthusiasts might soon be able to play dek hockey at Riverside Park. Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park. The Penguins Foundation, Highmark and Citiparks got together to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the region over the next four years. Currently, there's a rink at Banksville Park. The rink at the Oakmont park will be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted toward the center of the field to make room for the dek hockey rink. A photo has been included in a pdf uploaded to the media section of this article. The multifunctional …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Donations of many items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey will be accepted at the Verona Church this weekend.
Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents will have the opportunity to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. This weekend, there will be a collection drive at the Verona United Methodist Church, 798 Herron Avenue in Verona Borough. The collection will take place Saturday 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday 6 to 8 p.m. Items will be delivered the weekend of Nov. 17. Here are the items that are needed: Cleaning supplies—sponges, gloves, mops, buckets and detergent—underwear and socks for men, women and children. Diabetic socks also will be collected. All donations will be accepted. For more information visit the collection's Facebook event page. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't …
Giant Eagle and the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank have teamed up to collect donations. The drive ends on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
This Thanksgiving season, think about donating food to those who can't afford it. Fall FoodShare is the season's largest food and fund drive for the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Those who wish to donate can purchase a few most-needed grocery items at participating Giant Eagle stores, make a cash donation at the register, or donate online through the virtual drive, and help make sure local kids get enough to eat all year long. The Verona Giant Eagle along Allegheny River Boulevard has been participating in the drive. Fall FoodShare includes about 60 Giant Eagle stores throughout western Pennsylvania. All food and funds donated stay in the county where the donation was made. Click here to see participating locations. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Anyone interested in making donations for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can do so at the Monroeville Victory Center.
Due to the destruction from Hurricane Sandy to the New York City and New Jersey areas, the Monroeville/Plum Victory Center will act as a monetary drop off point for your donation to the Red Cross. The Victory Center is located at 339 Haymaker Road, Room 1102, Monroeville, PA 15146. Anyone interested in making a donation should make checks payable to the Red Cross. No cash will be accepted. The center is working directly with FedEx to accept and ship canned or boxed food to New York. The victory center is accepting food that will be shipped Monday. Donations will be accepted Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2 to 4. The checks will be sent overnight on Monday morning. Victory Center hours for the weekend are Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Plum senior housing community is collecting school supplies for children this month.
As much as you don't want to believe it, back-to-school season is on the horizon, and a local retirement community will be helping children this fall. Longwood at Oakmont, a senior housing community in Plum Borough, launched the “Project Backpack” program to provide local elementary school students with various school supplies. Throughout the month of July, the senior living community will be collecting the following new items: All materials can be dropped off at Longwood at Oakmont’s Commons and StoneRidge lobbies. The community is located at 500 Route 909, near the Plum/Oakmont border. “Receiving a good education is important especially with today’s economy and job market,’” said Michael Haye, Executive Director of Longwood at Oakmont. “…
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Have things you need to or want to recycle? No need to worry!
Instead of throwing things away this weekend, why not recycle them or give them away for a good cause? Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Recycle Rama event in conjunction with many area businesses on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverview High School parking lot. Things collected include: For more information, visit www.oakmont-pa.com. ______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The rec board received a $5,000 donation. About $2,300 is needed to purchase the splash pad for this summer season.
Oakmont Recreation Board members are hoping to give children a place to cool off at the new Riverside Park playground this summer, but they need the help of the community. The board already has received a $5,000 donation toward the installation of a splash pad consisting of arched fountains and squirting columns. Board members hadn't been expecting to purchase the splash pad this year, but due to the large donation, only $2,300 is needed. That's where the community can pitch in. Board members are asking neighbors to contribute to the project, but they only have a two-week window to place the order in time for the summer. The community pitched in last winter to help buy a new ice rink for the park. Unfortunately, it never opened due to the …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The drive will end at the end of the month.
The Plum High School Girls' Leaders Association and Junior ROTC are collecting items for soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. There are collection boxes at each district school, as well as the Plum Borough Building. Each box has a list of donation items attached. Items include: Baby wipes, movies, music, body wash, skin care items, stationary, gum, hard candy, pretzels, snacks, underwear and toiletries. For a complete list of items, see the photos section of this article. The donations will be taken to Sam's Pop Shop in Arnold where they will be sent overseas.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Dunkin' Donuts customers are asked to buy a pound of coffee to be donated to military troops overseas via Military Connections.
Dunkin' Donuts customers can buy a pound of coffee to donate to military troops stationed overseas this holiday season. Military Connections, a nonprofit organization, then will send the coffee to troops. Military Connections operates out of Penn Hills and is run by Summer Tissue, Plum resident and Oakmont Chamber of Commerce director. The Dunkin' Donuts in Verona is located at 630 Allegheny River Boulevard. To find more Dunkin' Donuts locations, click here.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Former Pittsburgh Steelers runningback Jerome Bettis met with fans at two area Panera Bread locations on Saturday in an effort to create awareness and raise money for his foundation, The Bus Stops Here.
To millions around the world, Jerome Bettis is known as 'The Bus,' the powerful retired Pittsburgh Steelers runningback. He's also a role model. On Saturday, hundreds of children—all with stars in their eyes—visited with Bettis, their hero, as he read Dr. Seuss' book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." "That was one of my favorites when I was a kid," Bettis told the Plum-Oakmont Patch. "Whenever I have a chance to read to kids, I read that book because it reminds me of when I was a kid." Panera Bread partnered with Bettis and The Bus Stops Here Foundation to help Pittsburgh’s underprivileged youth. Bettis visited the Penn Center Panera Café in Wilkins and the Waterfront Panera Café in Homestead for a free storytime and a meet-and-greet. …