Thursday, May 9, 2013
The business along Route 286 and its sister store in Penn Hills is closing.
A Plum coffee and pizza shop is closing its doors after three years. The Nowalk Daily Grind on Abers Creek Road along Route 286 no longer will be serving its well-known doughnuts, pizza and coffee. According to the Plum Advance Leader, the Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department—it owns the property—has terminated the lease of owner Keith Nowalk, a Plum councilman, because he has not been able to pay the $2,600 monthly rent. The Daily Grind is located adjacent to the fire department. A Penn Hills located on Saltsburg Road also will be closing, according to the Advance Leader. For more information, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in Plum, Oakmont and Verona.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Plum, Oakmont and Verona today. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day allows employees to bring their own children to work and offer them experiences in their workplace.
The fourth Thursday of April is Take Your Child To Work Day, and lands on April 25 this year. This is the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day—as it is officially called. This year's theme is "work in progress." Click here to view a copy of the Congress and Senate resolution dedicating April 25 as Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. The program was developed to help girls and boys explore the many life choices they have. More than 37 children and adults participate in the day each year. The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board encourages employers to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, as part of its 7th annual Imagine! Career Week, being held from April 22-26. Imagine! Career Week …
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists the three municipalities with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here's the forecast for the best show not on Earth.
The Lyrid meteor shower is already underway, with its peak due on Monday and Tuesday, but here's a tip: Get outside Sunday and look to the skies over the Plum-Oakmont area, for what could be your best view of this year's show. The National Weather Service is calling for mostly to partly cloudy skies on Saturday, but Sunday it's supposed to be clear up above, and pre-dawn hours are your best chance at catching the falling stars. According to Accuweather meteorologists, the shower will be visible through April 26, peaking during the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, April 21, and Monday, April 22. This is the first major meteor shower since the Quadrantids in early January. While the Lyrids average 10 to 20 meteors an hour, AccuWeather's Mark …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Plum Chamber of Commerce hosted a trade show earlier this week.
The Plum community had the opportunity to interact with local business owners during the first-annual Plum Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase earlier this week. The trade show was held in the Plum High School cafeteria on Tuesday, and business owners and members of the community mingled. The chamber secured about 36 local vendors at the showcase. Board members were working on putting the event together for several months. "It's a great way to get member to meet each other," said chamber President Chris Zozoula. "And we got some surrounding communities involved, too." When business owners heard about the opportunity, they were happy to be involved, said chamber member John Divinchi, who helped coordinate the showcase. "People were very …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants with a 15239 and 15139 area code, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants with a 15239 zip code: Here are the top 10 restaurants with a 15139 zip code: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Get to the games at the fire station on Abers Creek Road!
Friday, April 5, 2013
The business is looking for a new owner.
Sinfully Sweet in Plum Borough is up for sale, but it doesn't mean it's closing. Don't fret, ice cream lovers, the Saltsburg Road business still will open for the season. Owner Cindy Foreback said she's in the process of finding a new owner. Anyone interested in purchasing the business can call 724-733-4171. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.