Thursday, January 31, 2013
After a few days in the 60s, it's feeling like winter again.
Residents of the Plum-Oakmont area received a short-lived break from the winter weather this week. After a few days of spring-like weather, temps are rebounding back to below freezing. The area also is expecting some snow showers. Here's a look at the Thursday and Friday forecasts from the National Weather Service: _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Riverside Park ice skating rink in Oakmont opened for the season over the weekend.
The ice skating rink at Riverside Park in Oakmont is finally open! Adults, teens, children and hockey players broke out their ice skates and enjoyed the new neighborhood rink this weekend. The rink will be open as long as the weather holds up and an adult volunteer is available to watch over it. Here's a look at the schedule: Thursday Friday Saturdays Sundays Did you experience the rink this weekend? Take photos? Click the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button and share them! _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, making his prediction of six more weeks of winter. So what do you think about Groundhog Day? Do you believe in Phil's forecasting skills? Vote in our poll.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
See how the new plan will impact road conditions during snowfall events.
Plum Borough residents might see a change in the way maintenance crews clear roads during and after snowfall events. On Monday, Plum Borough Council adopted a Snow and Ice Control Plan, which sets operation guidelines for the borough maintenance crews during winter weather. William Berchick, director of the borough public works department, said last week he has been looking to implement a plan for several years. Berchick said several factors, including temperature, precipitation type and length of a storm impact how public works crews prepare for a storm. Under the new plan, the goal is have priority streets in the borough plowed and treated—achieving bare pavement—within 12 hours from the time the snow stops falling. After finishing the…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It's Dec. 21, the first day of winter!
So, today is the first day of winter! We want you to tell us what you like about the winter or even if you don't like it! Vote in our poll and tell us. If your option of choice isn't included, tell us what you think in the comments section.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
State police also remind residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
As if the snow in late October wasn’t evidence enough, winter is on its way. It’s time again to turn back the clocks. Daylight saving time ends this weekend. On the plus side, we get an extra hour of sleep. On the downside, well, it’s cold and now it gets dark earlier. State police also remind residents this is a great time to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. “Installing and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home is one of the most effective things you can do to keep your family safe,” said Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann said. “It’s a small investment of time and money that really does save lives.” Working smoke alarms cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire, state police said…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Anyone can enjoy the famous flavors of Brr-Kee’s Ice Cream in Oakmont throughout the winter.
For Tim and Terry Lutz, owners of Brr-Kee’s Ice Cream along Allegheny Avenue in Oakmont, homemade, making handmade ice cream is a 12-month business—and now their customers will be able to enjoy their treats all year long, too. “This is my job now and we have customers in the winter so we figured why not be open all year long,” said Terry, who along with her husband, has owned Brr-Kee’s since December 2010. Brr-Kee’s has been an Oakmont favorite for nearly 20 years, and Lutz said that they plan on continuing to serve their many customers the old favorites as well as offer them some new treats. “We have been making ice cream cakes for a little while now where they can be made with any flavor of ice cream and can be decorated for any event," …
Monday, January 31, 2011
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is predicting several inches and snow and ice through Wednesday.
Meteorologist John Darnley has no doubt: There will be a run “on all the usual suspects” at the grocery store today. A forecast that calls for up to 3 inches of snow, followed by ice followed by rain, followed by 3 more inches of snow will do that. The Pittsburgh National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Monday morning that will be in effect from 7 p.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Darnley said showers will start flying around 7 p.m. and that by 9 p.m., there should be between 1 and 3 inches of wet, heavy snow on the ground. “That’s when we’re going to see some freezing rain,” he added. That’s where things are expected to get tricky. And icy. Darnley said a winter mix should begin just around midnight, which will turn to …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Whether you want to curl up somewhere warm or hit the slopes, we have ideas for every type of Plum and Oakmont resident.
There are a variety of people in Plum in Oakmont, and our reactions to a fresh coat of snow can be pretty diverse. Your might automatically think, "What a great excuse to curl up with a book," while your neighbor can't wait to pull on her skiis. Here are some ideas for a snow- and fun-filled weekend for every personality. For the Artist Stay out of the cold and channel your inner poet with a Sunday dose of Shakespeare at the Oaks Theater. The National Theater production of Hamlet is playing at 2 p.m. If your Saturday is in need of some cinema, too, check out brooding French film Partir at 7:30 p.m. or Cannes Film Festival darling Carlos at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Winter time also is the perfect time to appeal to your creative…
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Local auto expert John McCaully shares the best ways to drive safely in winter weather.
When the weather outside is frightful, the workday commute quickly becomes not-so-delightful. Fortunately, John McCaully, partner at Pro Auto Center in Plum, has some winter car safety tips to keep you going — even when the going gets tough. 1. Always make sure your tires have enough tread to handle the weather conditions. If you are not sure how much is enough, make a stop by an auto repair shop and ask to have your tires' tread depth measure, McCaully says. If you are thinking about getting specialty winter tires, consider how much of your winter travel is necessary. "If you can afford to wait for the roads to be cleared, then the all-season tires are just fine," McCaully says. "However, if you need to get out right away, then snow tires…