Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here's a look at local church services.
Several Plum, Oakmont and Verona churches will hold special services for the Christmas holiday. Here's a list: Plum Borough Our Lady of Joy—The church will hold Christmas Vigil Masses on Christmas Eve at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Christmas Day masses will be at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Unity Community Church—Special Christmas services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m., and on Christmas Eve at 5 and 7 p.m. Holiday Park United Methodist Church—Christmas Eve services will be held at 7 and 9 p.m. A nursery will be available for children. Pittsburgh East Community Church—Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek—Christmas Eve services will be at 7 and 11 p.m. Communion will be …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Jeanne Cherry—juNxtaposition—of Plum has been featured as a Top 10 indie artist in Entrepreneur Magazine's website. She will be showing at I Made It! For the Holidays this weekend.
Jeanne Cherry of Plum Borough and many other local artists will be participating in the sixth-annual I Made It! for the Holidays market this weekend. The marketplace will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave. in Pittsburgh. More than 90 Pittsburgh-regional artisans will offer handmade goods including children’s items, house wares, clothing, jewelry, plush, ceramics, sweets, photography, toys, bath & body products and much more. Saturday brings TAPPED Pop Up Beer Garden from noon to 5 and Santa from noon to 3. Cherry, who created juNxtaposition in 2005, said it's a great event for people to buy handmade, local items for the holidays. Cherry's typewriter key…
Friday, November 23, 2012
The holidays aren't complete without a visit with Santa and a ride on the holiday trains.
With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas season has officially begun—it's time to visit Santa Claus and ride the holiday train at local malls. Santa Claus will be at JCPenney Court at the Monroeville Mall through Christmas Eve. He will be available for photos from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (breaks from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.); Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. (break from 3 to 3:30 p.m.); and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (break from 1 to 2 p.m.). Santa also will visit with children at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (breaks from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.); Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (breaks from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.); …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Keep up with the news during the holidays by continuing to visit Plum-Oakmont Patch.
Some of you might be going away for the holidays, but remember Plum-Oakmont Patch will still be here to deliver your local news. No matter where you are, you can visit the site and stay up-to-date with local happenings. Also, don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter, including the top headlines of the day. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Be safe, be merry and enjoy!
Looks like Santa and the gang are on a mission on Third Street in Verona! This decoration really made my day! Hope it makes yours, too!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Here's a list of local church services.
Several Plum, Oakmont and Verona churches will hold special services for the Christmas holiday. Here's a list: PLUM Crossroads Vineyard Church—A Christmas Eve Candle & Carol Experience will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Christmas day services will be held at 10 a.m. Holiday Park Baptist Church—Worship on Dec. 25 begins at 10 a.m. and children's church begins at 10:45 a.m. Holiday Park United Methodist Church—Christmas Day services will be held at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our Lady of Joy Church—Christmas Eve Vigil Masses will be held at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Christmas Day Masses will be held at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Pittsburgh East Community Church—identical services will be held on Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Auditorium doors …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Dr. Paula suggests five stressors to avoid and five attitudes to embrace that will help to deal effectively with the highs and lows of a season filled with fun and festivity, yet often marred by stress and sadness.
No matter which of the winter holidays you celebrate, they all seem to share the ying and yang of ups and downs; fun and festivity; and stress and sadness. The season of lights sometimes brings on a personal season of darkness. The time of giving frequently results in feelings of loss and emptiness. Everything just results in higher highs and lower lows when we’re surrounded by the chaotic activity of a time when so much is expected of us and there seems to be so little time and energy to fulfill those expectations. Couple that with the memories and experiences of the past year, and it can result in what seems to be a dark cloud overshadowing our best efforts to focus on the season’s joy. Holiday blues can result from a number of things …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This dish will satisfy your guests at any holiday party.
I love cheese. It's pretty simple. But—I am in love with brie cheese. I found this lovely recipe on Swissvale resident Chef Chuck Kerber's Pittsburgh Hot Plate website. And we all know that Chuck knows what he is talking about when it comes to food. Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Slivered Almonds, Apricot and Honey Ingredients: 1 wheel of good quality brie 1 sheet of puff pastry (available in most grocery stores next to the frozen pie crusts) 1 cup apricot preserves ½ cup toasted, slivered almonds 2 tablespoons honey 1 beaten egg for egg-wash Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place the brie on a clean working surface. Unfold the puff pastry and make sure it is thawed before working with it. Place one cup of apricot preserves on top of…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania DUI Association discuss drunken driving prevention in Robinson.
It's an unfortunate part of the Christmas season each year, Pennsylvania State Trooper Robin Mungo said. "We usually start to see it rise around Thanksgiving," Mungo said of drunken-driving arrests and crashes. "So this is a reminder to people around the holidays. If you have a friend who you've seen drinking, stop them before they get into a car." Standing alongside the state's DUI Victims Moving Memorial at the Mall at Robinson last week, Mungo said state police typically handle an increased number of drunken-driving arrests, crashes and fatalities during the December holiday season. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania DUI Association officials joined her at the memorial to urge Western Pennsylvania's drivers not …
Monday, November 28, 2011
If it's too good to be true, it probably is, bureau says.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Today is Cyber Monday, the day that people who did not find all their holiday gifts over the Black Friday weekend turn to the Internet for other shopping deals. Scammers try to prey on Cyber Monday bargain hunters by advertising "one day only" promotions from recognized brands. Consumers should be on the watch for too good to be true emails from unrecognized websites. In advance of the holiday season, the FBI reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction …