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Monday, December 10, 2012
Submit a photo of your decked out house this holiday season for a chance to win!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Your community news website turns 2 today, Dec. 6!
Happy second Patch-iversary to the Plum-Oakmont Patch! Two years ago today, the Plum-Oakmont Patch launched to deliver daily, local news to the communities of Plum, Oakmont and Verona. This site is one of 14 in the Pittsburgh region. We're working extremely hard to give you community news and breaking news, as well as the opportunity to become involved with your neighbors. Thank you to our readers for supporting us throughout the years! We have much more in store for you. If you haven't already, please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You also can sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here. Let your voice be heard! Remember that you always can sign up to blog on Plum-Oakmont Patch, and post events and …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com/plum-oakmont, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This "Pirate Carrying a Mermaid" optical illusion has been named the winner of Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America contest. Its creator—and wearer —will receive a $5,000 prize for assembling the most creative and innovative costume.
Ashley Playford dressed up as a pirate carrying a mermaid this Halloween. Well, actually, she dressed up as the mermaid. The result of her creativity has earned the title of Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America and a $5,000 grand prize. It was Playford's use of an optical illusion that won us over. Take a look for yourself at the photo she entered on Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch. Almost 4,000 Patch users entered the contest from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, showing off costumes ranging from the Eiffel Tower and Honey Boo Boo to a flower pot and a clever interpretation of "binders full of women." National judges chose one finalist from each Patch state (we combined North Carolina & South Carolina for this contest, as well as Washington D.C. and …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Time is running out to enter our contest for a chance to win $5,000.
Monday, October 29, 2012
From our storm central to our mobile versions, Patch's network in Western Pennsylvania has you covered during Sandy.
With Hurricane Sandy set to strike this week, your Patch team in Western Pennsylvania will be working to bring you every bit of Sandy news. Here are six ways to get the most out of Patch during the storm. 1. Follow our storm central. We'll be on top of Sandy-related issues and developments relevant to you and your family via news, photos, videos, Facebook and Twitter. If you haven't already, sign up for the Plum-Oakmont Patch newsletter to get breaking news and weather alerts. 2. Get the app. If the power goes out, your smartphone may end up being your only tool for getting the info on what’s going on in your community. Click here to get the Patch app for free on iTunes. Not only can you use it read news, but you can post photos and videos…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers in Plum, Oakmont, Verona and beyond, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Patch.com Western PA is seeking an advertising manager for several community news websites.
Western PA Patch.com wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience. Patch provides news and information on more than a dozen community websites in the Pittsburgh area. The advertising hire will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites in the South Hills area. It is essential that the applicant knows the communities and surrounding areas well, and is familiar with the digital and social medial world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Interested? Send your resume to Regional Publisher Vince Ing at email@example.com. Patch also has other openings in a variety of areas across the country. Check out the listings at www.patch.com/jobs. …