Saturday, May 4, 2013
Want to help out?
The Plum Senior Center is in need of volunteers. The center is open to senior citizens and people of all ages from the borough. It offers hot lunches for seniors, classes of all types and many other activities. Among the volunteers needed are: Neighbors wanting to volunteer can call Toni Franco at 412-795-2330.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Plum Borough Education Association is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the Nixon family.
The Plum Borough Education Association is hosting a charity “Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle” to benefit the family of a Plum woman battling leukemia. The dinner, which will be held Feb. 2 at the Plum Senior Center, will raise funds to support Lorri Nixon and her family. Nixon and her husband, Tom, have a son, a daughter at Plum High School and another daughter at Adlai Stevenson. The dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $7 and $5 for senior citizens. Children 4 and younger eat for free. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and drinks. Takeout is available. Anyone interested in donating a food or raffle item, or making a monetary donation to help offset the cost of the dinner should contact J.R. Pilyih by phone …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Want to learn more about the residents in Plum and Oakmont? Check out these books!
The Plum Senior Center and the Oakmont Historical Society are offering two new unique, local books for residents. Here's a look at what they have to offer. Please Your Palate The Plum Way The "Taste of Plum Cookbook" is available at the Plum Senior Community Center. The book provides a brief history of the borough, cooking tips, hints and more than 350 hometown recipes—they include appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, entrees, breads and desserts. The cost is $12.75. For more information, visit www.plumseniorcenter.org. New Book Tells the Story of Oakmont The Oakmont Historical Society has completed a new book containing oral histories of Oakmont as told by longtime borough residents. The book titled “Let…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Many were in attendance for the special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Plum Borough residents, volunteers and officials celebrated the opening of the newly expanded Plum Senior Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Rep. Joseph Markosek, county council President Charles Martoni and County Council Vice President Nick Futules also joined in on the celebration. The $900,000, 2,500 square-foot expansion includes exercise rooms, a shower area, remodeled restrooms, restaurant-grade kitchen, dining room, expanded office space and conference room. For pictures and an article about the new ameneties, click here. The Plum Senior Community Center serves seniors in Plum and eastern Allegheny County. In addition to social activities and exercise classes, the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Plum Senior Center's expansion project mostly is complete, and with more space, more volunteers are needed.
After almost a year of renovations and additions to the Plum Senior Center, it's expansion project is almost complete—and that means the center is in need of volunteers. Located on Center New Texas Road, the Plum Senior Center is open to senior citizens and people of all ages from the borough. It offers hot lunches for seniors, classes of all types and many other activities. The expansion project includes a new cafe, kitchen, fitness center, group exercise room and more space for classes/conferences. The original building was built in 1980. Nina Segelson, executive director of the senior center, said she's happy with the way the project turned out. "It looks really attractive," she said. "A lot of people notice the fireplace in the cafe, …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lutheran Service Society, the largest Meals On Wheels program in the state, serves a site in Plum and others around Western Pennsylvania.
The very mission of the Meals On Wheels program is to feed the elderly and disabled with healthy, nutritious meals. That can be a costly and overwhelming task. The Lutheran Service Society, the largest provider of Meals on Wheels services in Pennsylvania, last year began seeking to serve more locally-sourced food and increase the quality and amount of food delivered to its clients. At the same time, it aimed to keep costs manageable and grow to serve more communities. In taking on that mission, the society created a successful model that it now hopes to share with other Meals on Wheels programs across the country. “When we asked ourselves, could we get more meals out the door—more nutritious food, more local foods, more fresh foods—while …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tickets are on sale for the senior center's comedy night.
They always say laughter is the best medicine, so head over to a local comedy night fundraiser this weekend. The Plum Senior Community Center is hosting a funny fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 3. Slapsticks! Productions presents a comedy show featuring David Kaye, also known as Pittsburgh's King of Comedy; and David Michael, an improv comedy club favorite. Lisa Dapprich, host of "Date Night TV," will be hosting the event. The benefit will be held at American Legion Post 980 on Saltsburg Road in Plum. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8. The cost is $25, which includes entry, one drink and snacks. Tickets currently are on sale at the Plum Senior Center, 499 Center New Texas Road. For more information, call 412-795-2330. Tickets also …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Here's a roundup of some events this month.
Check out these events that will be held at the Plum Senior Center during the month of April. For more information about the senior center, see www.plumseniorcenter.org. Poetry Cafe April is National Poetry Month. Stop in to the senior center and join the Poetry Café on Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. to listen to recitations, discussions from famous poets, or to read your own poetry if you’d like. All ages are welcome. Call 412-795-2330 for more information. Healthy Steps Program This is a Falls Prevention Program to help to teach how to prevent falls and stay healthy and active. This class is for adults ages 50 and older. There is no cost for this program, and there will be many incentives to participate in this workshop. Registration …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Learn about Sojourner Truth during a lunch & learn program.
The Plum Senior Community Center will celebrate Black History Month with a lunch & learn program on Thursday. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be centered around Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and women's rights activist. Senior center member Patricia Wright will re-enact "Ain't I a Woman," a speech given in 1851 by Truth at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. "We hope everybody can join us as we celebrate Black History Month," senior center coordinator Melanie Parente said. "I think you will be amazed by Patricia's portrayal. "She was there last year, and it was amazing. You would have thought it was Sojourner, herself, standing in front of you." The program is open to the public. Those who are 60 and older are welcome to …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Fundraiser to be held Sept. 17 at Pugliano's Italian Grill.
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Mystery's Most Wanted will present "Mobsters, Molls and Marinara," a thrilling saga of a 1920s murder of a Chicago mobster. Actors will be present the story while those who attend help solve the mystery as they enjoy dinner. The event will be held on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at Pugliano's Italian Grill. Proceeds will benefit the Plum Senior Center. The cost is $50 per person and can be purchased at the senior center, Pugliano's or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call the senior center at 724-795-2330. Tickets ordered after Sept. 6 will be held at the door. Dinner will include a hot and cold appetizer table, Italian wedding soup, a buffet and a dessert. A cash bar will be available all evening. Anyone who …