Monday, November 5, 2012
The Oakmont senior care facility is undergoing renovations to meet the needs of residents, staff and the community.
An Oakmont senior care facility has launched a capital campaign to support renovations and upgrades to rooms in an effort to meet the needs of residents and make the facility a home-like environment. Last week, Presbyterian SeniorCare, western Pennsylvania’s largest eldercare provider, unveiled the public portion of its $2.5 million dollar "A Better Place" capital campaign with a Lunch and Learn event at Oakmont Country Club. The "A Better Place" campaign supports extensive renovations and upgrades to resident rooms and common areas at the non-profit, faith-based organization’s Westminster Place personal care community located on Hulton Road in Oakmont. The facility was built in 1950. “The A Better Place Campaign is an exciting …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Plum School Board is exploring options dealing with elementary school renovations—including building an addition to one school and possibly closing another.
With the new George Pivik Elementary School ready to open next month, Plum School District officials have their sights on renovating the remaining elementary schools. Officials have determined that Adlai Stevenson Elementary, which is adjacent to Oblock Junior High in the Holiday Park neighborhood of Plum, most likely would be the first on the list. However, rather than just renovating the school, officials are considering building an addition. On Tuesday, the school board unanimously voted to authorize Pennsylvania Soil and Rock of Monroeville to conduct a core sample study at Adlai Stevenson at a cost not to exceed $4,000. Board member Shane McMasters, facility committee chair, said the matter had been discussed at length at the board's …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The board approved the 2012-13 budget with a 5-3 vote.
Real estate taxes for Plum School District residents will remain steady for the 2012-13 school year, but two electives have been cut. On Tuesday, the Plum School Board voted 5-3 to approve a $56.7 million budget, which included taking $1.6 million from the close to $6 million fund balance to cover a deficit. Board members Tom McGough, Joe Tommarello and Loretta White dissented. John St. Leger was absent. The current millage is 22.2 mills, and it has not increased since 2005. Last week, expenses in the preliminary budget increased by an additional $232,367, which included the purchase of new laptops, and money to go toward the resurfacing of the high school track and additional parking at the high school. Officials agreed to take the amount…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
After much anticipation, residents will be able to enjoy the newly-renovated park later this month.
People in the area soon will be able to enjoy a newly-renovated park in Oakmont. The lower portion of Riverside Park will open to the public on June 15. Renovations at the park began late last summer. Work included the relocation of the two existing large playground structures, as well as the resurfacing of the tennis courts, basketball courts, playground and track. New pavilions and a splash pad for children also have been installed. What part of the new playground are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, December 5, 2011
A lot of renovations have been occurring at Riverside Park this year. Here's a look at what has been done so far.
Riverside Park in Oakmont has been undergoing quite the transformation in the last couple of months. Renovations began over the summer, and things seem to be taking shape. The track and tennis court have been paved, and new pavilions have been erected. There still is more work to be done on the playground, as well as the basketball courts. The construction of a new seasonal ice skating rink began over the weekend. It should be open by the end of the month. What excites you the most about the renovation project? Tell us in the comments!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The lower part of Riverside Park is closed to all while it undergoes renovations.
The lower portion of Riverside Park has been closed off to the public as crews work on park renovations. Northern Athletic Construction crews were expected to begin working on the improvements earlier this week. Crews are set to remove and relocate the two existing large playground structures, as well as resurface the tennis courts, basketball courts, playground and track. New pavilions also will be installed.