Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check out this list of The Best Illustrated books from James Patterson. These books are g
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for a great book to read this summer? This list of illustrated books for kids ages 2 to 7 is so much fun. Plus it includes books young readers can start to read TO you! Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Check out these books along with the your local summer reading programs at the Oakmont Carnegie Library and the Plum Borough Community Library. Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld Who do you think will win, Shark or Train? Blackout by John Rocco A summer blackout can actually be a great party! Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Read about the adventures of best friends, Dog and Bear…
Monday, May 28, 2012
Government offices and establishments are closed Monday.
If you have to run to the borough office, the post office or the bank, you'll have to wait until Tuesday. The Plum, Oakmont and Verona borough offices will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Also closed are the local post offices; banks; district magistrate offices; the Plum Senior Center; and the Oakmont and Plum Borough Community libraries. All will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. The Port Authority of Allegheny County's bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Monday. For schedule information or detours, see www.portauthority.org or contact customer service at 412-442-2000. The TTY number is 412-231-7007. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Hiring policies, road projects and the passing of the 2012 Library Bond Refinance were among the items discussed.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the May 14 Oakmont Council meeting: Council Does Not Honor Request for Release from Completion Bond After an inspection by Bill Wenger, an engineer with Senate Engineering, the engineering company assisting the borough with the development, it was found that a second topcoat on the roads in the Edgewater development is not complete, according to Wenger. Because of this, council could not release the requested full amount of a $322,110.25 completion bond held by Kacin Companies. In an agreement with the borough in 2009, the company obtained this bond to cover any unforeseen expenses that the borough may incur as a result of the Edgewater development, such as the company not being able to complete the …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The library bond refinance, Riverside Park renovations and the Allegheny River Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction project were among the items discussed.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the May 7 Oakmont Council meeting: Lisa Jensen Takes Seat as Acting Borough Manager Assistant Borough Secretary Lisa Jensen sat in the borough manager’s seat vacated by Bruce Jamison at Monday’s meeting. Council President Tim Milberger welcomed Jensen as Oakmont’s acting borough manager and said her experience and knowledge of Oakmont and council were going to be extremely helpful. Jensen said she was still catching up on the duties and work left by Jamison. Meeting Scheduled to Review Park Renovations and Budget Jensen, Borough Treasurer Fredrick Favo, and a representative from the Riverview School District are meeting this week to discuss the current situation of the Riverside Park renovations and …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Here are five events to check out this weekend.
Welcome to the Plum-Oakmont Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue! We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. Rummage Sale Where/When: Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Why Go?: The 50th Annual Plum Creek Church Rummage Sale will be held this Friday and Saturday. Clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys, books, furniture, and appliances will be sold both Friday and Saturday. Delicious homemade food, beverages and baked goods will be also be available. 2. …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Oakmont auxiliary police force received recognition awards and the contract for the Allegheny River Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction was awarded at Monday's meeting.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the April 9 Oakmont Council meeting: Contractor Approved for Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction The contract for the 2012 Allegheny River Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction was awarded to Kishmo Concrete Construction of Apollo, Pa. The company, who was the lowest bidder for the project at $98,000, previously has done work for the borough. There is no start date for this project, which will be mainly focused at first on the 500 and 600 blocks of the boulevard. Councilman Tim Favo said he would start meeting with a representative from Kishmo Concrete Construction to determine a start date and other details soon. Oakmont Auxiliary Police Recognized for Service Oakmont Police Chief David DiSanti, …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Dr. Paula recommends closing out the last week of September by visiting the local library, signing up for a library card and borrowing some books.
My husband and I have always enjoyed using the public libraries in the other cities where we’ve lived. We found them to be a great resource, but we can’t seem to get our kids motivated to spend time at the local libraries around here. How can we encourage them to get more involved in the library? -Jane F. You’re right about the public libraries. They’re certainly a great resource for just about anything that you need. Sometimes kids don’t realize just what a terrific treasure trove libraries are until they find a specific use for them. It’s similar to the quote, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” The best way to get the kids interested in the library is to be interested yourself. Plan a family date to visit the …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The summer reading program isn't just for kids these days. Both Oakmont Carnegie Library and Plum Borough Community Library encourage readers of all ages to take a trip with them this summer.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Children of all ages and adults can take a trip around the world this summer with the Plum Borough Community Library and Oakmont Carnegie Library summer reading programs. The overall theme of the summer reading programs, which focus on different countries and cultures, is meant to inspire readers to travel the world and learn about global cultures. “The themes, activities and events all relate to world cultures,” said Liz Kostandinu, Plum Borough Library’s children's outreach coordinator. The program is separated into three different themes for different age groups. Children from infants to sixth grade will be experiencing “One World, Many Stories”; seventh-graders to twelfth-graders—or teen readers—are offered “You are Here”; and adults …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here are our top picks for weekend fun!
Welcome to the new and improved Get Out Weekend Planner. We recently combined the Grab & Go Kids Planner with Get Out for a one-stop shop for fun weekend planning. It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. 1. Identity Theft Protection Program Where/When: Our Lady of Joy Church, Thursday, 7:15 p.m. Why go?: Gateway Hospice and Our Lady of Joy Parish present this identity theft protection program. Plum Borough Police Chief Frank Monaco will speak to the group about protecting yourself from identity theft. Call to RSVP. 2. Wise …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Oakmont Carnegie Library is putting resources, workshops and programs in place to increase its family-friendliness.
Librarians at the Oakmont Carnegie Library want children to talk in the library — and giggle, socialize, explore and play. They want parents to encourage these behaviors and mingle with other parents there, too. This may sound strange, but both the director of the library Beth Mellor and youth services librarian Karen Crowell said this is what they want the library to be — a community center where children, parents and caregivers can learn and interact. It has become such a place with the help of a federal grant the library recently received and its impending designation as a Family Place Library by the Family Place Libraries organization. The library now is a place where children can learn from both books and play, and parents can learn …