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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This is the first step in revitalizing Verona's business district.
More than 40 volunteers spent their Saturday morning beautifying the Borough of Verona. The volunteers helped plant new trees along Allegheny River Boulevard, the borough's business district. The new trees are the first step in Verona's revitalization plan. About 17 trees—among the species are Elms, Cherry Plums and Japanese Lilacs—were provided by TreeVitalize, a broad-based public-private partnership created to increase public awareness of the importance of community trees, and to reverse the loss of tree cover in the state’s metropolitan areas. The borough's streetscape plan also calls for new and improved lighting throughout lower Verona. After hours of hard work, the volunteers enjoyed lunch and refreshments at Trinity Lutheran Church…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Vacancies on several boards in Plum and Oakmont were filled this week.
Plum and Oakmont officials appointed volunteers to several borough boards and commissions this here. Here's a look at who was appointed: Plum Planning Commission—Robert Zunich and Ron Gancas. Zoning Hearing Board—Sonny Tresco. Vacancy Board—Dave Majernick. Appointments to the Library Board will be made in February. Oakmont Civil Service Commission—William Miller. Boulevard Project Board—Joanne Anderson, Sharon Erlich and Douglas Myers. Library Board—Joanne Brownlee and Lauren Mikus. Kerr Museum Board—Jackie Stone and Herman Marini II. Municipal Authority Board—Henry Buechli. Planning Commission—John Wojtyna and Jeffrey Kline. Recreation Board—Douglas Myers. Zoning Hearing Board—Joseph Luciana III. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Red Cross is asking for increased support as response continues in the region.
The Red Cross in Western Pennsylvania is also launching its extensive local relief effort during Hurricane Sandy. Currently, the local Red Cross is gathering and organizing disaster volunteers, packing relief supplies, prepping four emergency response vehicles as well as designating Red Cross workers to be on-call around the clock. The Red Cross opened its first shelter at 7 p.m. in preparation for possible flooding and power outages in the immediate area. The shelter is located at Shaler Middle School1800 Mt. Royal Blvd. in Shaler. The shelter is open to the public. To find more shelters, visit www.redcross.org. You also can download the Red Cross Hurricane app or call 1-800-733-2767. People coming to a shelter should remember to bring …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Several Red Cross volunteers from the Pittsburgh area are in the Gulf Coast preparing to help residents there in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
Several Pittsburgh area Red Cross volunteers are in the Gulf Coast helping residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. More than a dozen people from western Pennsylvania, including Oakmont resident Theresa Creighan, are just a few of the estimated 1,000 Red Cross volunteers who are in the area to help prepare shelters and assist anyone in need. Some of the other local volunteers include Rose Marie Malizio of Heidelberg, Joseph Korinchak of Gibsonia, Jeanette Patsakis of Mt. Lebanon, Ken Brown of Jefferson Hills and Denae McCall of Shaler. “They’re able to help out in areas in our region, but also able to deploy and help in these larger national disasters, as well,” Pittsburgh Red Cross spokeswoman Lauren Chapman said. Creighan has been …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
About 10-15 more volunteers with kayaks or canoes are needed to help clean up litter in Glenfield.
Organizers of an upcoming Ohio River cleanup are looking for a dozen or so kayakers and canoeists to help with the volunteer effort. Paddle Without Pollution has organized the first Neville Island/Sewickley Ohio River clean up for the morning of July 28. That’s when volunteers will launch from Glenfield and spend time in the area picking up tires, chairs, barrels and plastic litter. In addition to kayaks and canoes, Melissa Rohm, one of the organization’s executive directors, said a couple of people are needed on land to help paddlers unload their boats. “There’s a lot of garbage,” she said. Just last year, Melissa and her husband David Rohm started Paddle Without Pollution to help clean up the waterways after the couple grew tired of …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Oakmont resident Theresa Creighan is working as Lead Supervisor of Staffing.
An Oakmont resident has been working with the Red Cross to provide relief to people in Colorado after wildfires swept through the area. The organization has more than 1,100 disaster workers spread out across 13 states helping people forced from their homes by power outages and high temperatures in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic, by wildfires in the West and by flooding from Tropical Storm Debby in Florida. Locally, the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region has so far deployed a total of eight local workers, including Oakmont’s Theresa Creighan. Creighan has been working as Chief of Staffing in Colorado, where her role is to oversee the process of recruiting, placing and supporting Red Cross volunteers and staff members assigned to …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Did you take photos on Saturday? Feel free to add them to our gallery!
Allegheny Land Trust, Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny Cleanways took some time on Saturday to clean up the banks of the Allegheny River near Verona, as well as Sycamore Island. Allegheny Land Trust’s Sycamore Island is a rare and unique floodplain hardwood forest on the Allegheny River near Blawnox. Crews traveled to the island via the Verona docks on Arch Street. Here are some pictures of the clean up. The photos taken by Paul Heckbert of Edgewood can be found on his complete album at picasaweb.google.com/111415749895648787719/SycamoreIslandRiversideReddUp. Did you also take photos? Add them to our gallery by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button on this article! ______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The volunteers spent the day in Plum last Saturday.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Local Comcast employees and their families and friends Saturday volunteered at American Legion Post 980 in Plum as part of Comcast Cares Day. “We’re honored to partner with so many other volunteers to improve the Plum community during Comcast Cares Day,” said Jim Samaha, Comcast Keystone Region Senior Vice President. “I’m grateful to the local volunteers who donated their time to help make a difference.” At the same time across the country, more than 67,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers were giving back to their communities as they participated in Comcast Cares Day, one of the nation’s largest days of corporate volunteerism. In its 11th year, Comcast Cares Day 2012 also marks more than 2.5 million hours volunteered and more than $11 …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The ice rink has been at the Oakmont park since December, but it never opened to the public.
For the first time, Riverside Park in Oakmont offered ice skating as a winter activity for residents—but no one had an opportunity to use the rink. The Oakmont Recreation Board purchased the ice rink this year and installed it in December. Because of very mild temperatures this winter, the ice never set completely and the rink never opened to the public. The rec board is seeking volunteers to help disassemble the rink on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in helping should stop by the park. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the recreation board's Facebook page/website.