Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Easter is near! Visit the season's favorite bunny!
All Plum, Oakmont and Verona children can visit with the Easter Bunny! Take pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Monroeville Mall through April 7. He will be located at the court near the Steelers Sideline store. Photo hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be visiting with children at the Pittsburgh Mills from March 14 to March 30. Hours are Monday through Thursday noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The cost of photo packages varies. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Some malls have special hours to accommodate returns and sales.
To accommodate seasonal sales and the returns of items purchased, many Pittsburgh-area shopping malls will have special hours of operation for the week following Christmas Day, while some malls will simply revert back to their normal schedules. See below for a list of area malls and their hours from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Also, see if those malls will keep their children's ride-along trains up after Christmas. All restaurant hours may vary. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Head over to the Pittsburgh Mills for some ice cream and a visit with Abby Lee Miller.
Abby Lee Miller of the hit Lifetime TV shows "Dance Moms" and "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" will be visiting Marble Slab Creamery customers on Monday, Dec. 3. The dance teacher, whose Abby Lee Dance Company in Penn Hills is featured on the show, will be at the Pittsburgh Mills ice cream shop from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone who purchases an ice cream can have their photo taken with "Miss Abby." _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The holidays aren't complete without a visit with Santa and a ride on the holiday trains.
With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas season has officially begun—it's time to visit Santa Claus and ride the holiday train at local malls. Santa Claus will be at JCPenney Court at the Monroeville Mall through Christmas Eve. He will be available for photos from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (breaks from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.); Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. (break from 3 to 3:30 p.m.); and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (break from 1 to 2 p.m.). Santa also will visit with children at the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (breaks from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.); Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (breaks from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.); …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
From parking, to planning ahead, to protecting your new purchases—how to make the most of Black Friday.
'Tis the season to shop, shop, shop. Black Friday actually begins on Thanksgiving night at several of the big retailers. So how can you make sure you get the most out of this most intense of shopping seasons? Plan Ahead Know which stores or malls you're going to hit first? Plan ahead! All local malls will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The Monroeville Mall in Monroeville will open on Black Friday from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Macy's, however, will be open at midnight and close at 10 p.m. All stores at the Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer Township will be opening between midnight and 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Ross Park Mall in the North Hills and South Hills Village in Bethel Park will open at midnight on Black Friday. Watch Purchases Be careful with …
Monday, July 23, 2012
This is the second bear to head over to the nearby Frazer Township mall in just a few days.
At this rate, Goldilocks can't be far behind! For the second time in a span of two days, a bear has been spotted at the Pittsburgh Mills mall in nearby Frazer Township. According to KDKA, a large adult bear was seen walking around the restaurants in the area, and was shooed away into the wooded area behind Walmart in the mall complex early Monday morning. On Saturday night, Sears at the Mills had to be evacuated when a bear roamed through Sears for about 10 minutes, and then was chased into a double door at one of the entrances. The state game commission was called in to set up traps for the bear. For more information about what to do if you see a bear, click here. Do these recent bear sightings make you nervous? Tell us in the comments! …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The bear wandered into the store Saturday while frightened patrons fled.
Pittsburgh is expecting the Cubs—for a three-game series against the Pirates starting Monday. But it wasn't one of the Chicago Cubs spotted in the electronics department of the Sears store at Pittsburgh Mills about 9 p.m. on Saturday. A baby bear roamed through Sears for about 10 minutes, and then was chased into a double door at one of the entrances, according to the Valley News Dispatch. The store was evacuated. The Pennsylvania Game Commission sent officers to the mall to likely tranquilize the bear. Once contained, the bear will be relocated, the Valley News Dispatch reported.
Friday, June 15, 2012
A historic, nationwide study will be held in the region beginning Tuesday, June 19. Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents can participate.
The American Cancer Society and West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) invite Pittsburgh-area residents to participate in a historic, nationwide study that will provide valuable information needed to fight the war against cancer and save lives. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) is designed to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause cancer. Local enrollment sites will open June 19 to 23 at five WPAHS locations across the area. Enrollment dates and sites are: Although walk-ins are welcome, participants are encouraged to sign up in advance at www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/WPAHS. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Americans to participate in lifesaving cancer research,” said…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Check out where you can get fresh food this summer!
It’s farmers market season, and that means outlets for locally grown goods are cropping up throughout the area. Chances are good that there’s a market of farm-fresh fruits and veggies in or near your neighborhood. Here’s a list of some farmers markets in the region—if we missed one, please add it in the comments section! What are some other great places to shop locally this season? Verona The Verona Farmers Market begins today, June 14, at the Verona Municipal Park, 736 E. Railroad Ave. It will be held every Thursday through October 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, click here. Monroeville The Monroeville Lions Farmers Market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Nov. 20 at Monroeville Community Park, 2399 Tilbrook…
Sunday, November 20, 2011
State police will be educating the public about traffic laws and performing child safety seat checkups on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Pennsylvania State Police is participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign and will conduct traffic safety checkpoints next week. Troopers also will educate the public about traffic laws and conduct free child passenger safety seat checkups across the state to teach parents about the proper installation and use of child safety seats. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, police will be in the Sears parking lot at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills mall in Tarentum from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 724-284-1134, ext. 283. To view other checkpoints throughout the state, click here.