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…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Here's a look at a special show about the river islands that are located by the Plum-Oakmont area.
"The Allegheny River Islands: Urban Oases," a part of WQED’s Experience series, will air on Monday. The half-hour program will air at 7:30 p.m. It explores the history of the islands, and goes ashore to show viewers the conservation efforts and what’s actually there: from wildlife to native plants, from human inhabitants to artifacts left behind. The segment first aired in 2010. It explores Allegheny Land Trust’s Sycamore Island, which is a rare and unique floodplain hardwood forest on the Allegheny River near Blawnox. Others include Nine Mile Island, 12 Mile Island and 14 Mile Island, which are located on the river near the Oakmont and Verona areas, and Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 3 near Plum. Gary Rogers of the Oakmont Historical …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The historical society will meet at the Oakmont Carnegie Library next week.
Would you like to learn more about Pittsburgh's famous inclines? Join the Oakmont Historical Society as they welcome Charles "Skip" Culleiton, author and historian from the Alle-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum, who will present a program about the inclines of Pittsburgh next week. The program will be held at the Oakmont Carnegie Library on April 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Oak Room. You can register by clicking here. For more information, contact Gary Rogers of the historical society at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robin Almendinger, the library's Adult Programming Coodinator, at 412-828-9532. You also can visit www.oakmontlibrary.org or www.oakmonthistoricalsociety.org. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The homeroom that collects the most donations for the "Pancakes for Soldiers" project wins a pancake party.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Riverview High School Student Council is sponsoring a homeroom contest supporting the "Pancakes for Soldiers" project. In honor of Veterans Day, the Riverview students volunteered to join the Oakmont Historical Society in supporting the project. They also will be writing letters to military troops to send along with their donations. "Pancakes for Soldiers" supports the efforts of Army Chaplain Rod Gilliam, who is stationed at FOB Farah in Afghanistan. He travels to dangerous and desolate outposts to visit soldiers with his George Foreman grill. During his visits, Gilliam makes pancakes for the soldiers—more than 700 troops each week. Student Council teacher sponsor, Michelle Walsh, and student members Chelle Rae and Kyle Osborn, are …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Oakmont Historical Society and Military Connections are sponsoring "Pancakes for Soldiers," a fundraiser for troops overseas.
Anyone visiting the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce Street Sale on Saturday should consider stopping by the supermarket to pick up pancake batter. That's because members of the Oakmont Historical Society—in a booth near Delaware Avenue—will be collecting items for soldiers stationed overseas. Gary Rogers, president of the historical society, said members immediately jumped on board when they heard about the "Pancakes for Soldiers" fundraiser, sponsored by Military Connections, a Pittsburgh organization that provides supplies and support to military troops. The "Pancakes for Soldiers" supports the efforts of Army Chaplain Rod Gilliam, who is stationed at FOB Farah in Afghanistan. He travels to dangerous and desolate outposts to visit soldiers …