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.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The schedule change will begin next month.
Plum Council workshop meetings will be held on Tuesdays beginning next month. According to officials, there were some scheduling conflicts, so the meetings have to be moved. The workshop meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Regular voting meetings will continue to be scheduled on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Both council meetings are held at council chambers at the borough building. ___________________ 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 2, 2013
This year's primary election will be May 21. Take a look at who filed to be on the ballot.
There are several government seats—council, school board, mayoral—up for grabs this year in Plum, Oakmont and Verona. This year's primary election is on May 21. Republicans and Democrats are seeking their party's nomination to appear in the general election ballot in November. Here's a look at who filed to run in local races. Mayor—Incumbent Richard Hrivnak is running unopposed in the Democratic ticket. Republicans Dave Majernik, Joe Tommarello (currently on school board) and former councilwoman Christine Scardina-Gazzo are hoping for their party's nomination during the primary. Tax Collector—Incumbent Harry Schlegel, a Republican, is running unopposed for the party's nomination. He will face Democrat Jeff Russo, a former school board …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Lots of Plum-Oakmont area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is the Holiday Park Animal Hospital, located on Golden Mile Highway (Route 286) in Plum Borough. A Plum institution for more than three decades, the Holiday Park Animal Hospital offers weight management for pets and microchip identification, among other services. Have your taken your pet to Holiday Park Animal Hospital? Review this business on the Holiday Park Animal Hospital directory listing. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A new addition for the Holiday Park VFD is being built, and Renton is looking to purchase more property.
The Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department in Plum is going to get bigger in the next couple of months—all in time for the department's 50th anniversary. Renton Volunteer Fire Department also is hoping to expand soon. An addition currently is being constructed adjacent to the existing Holiday Park VFD structure along Route 286 and Abers Creek Road. The new two-story addition will have two truck bays, a laundry facility, sleeping quarters, a kitchen, an office, a day room for firefighters, restrooms and a locker room. Holiday Park fire Chief Larry Glass said fire department members have been working on plans for about four years. "We've run out of room," Glass said. The $1.2 million project—paid for by fundraising money—should be complete …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here are the Plum police reports for March 19 to 26.
The following incidents were reported to the Plum Police Department. Information was obtained from police reports and call logs. Prohibited Acts Antoinette Guastaferro, 43, of Penn Hills was charged with prohibited acts, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and speeding after a March 8 traffic stop on Unity Center Road. DUI Andrew Jeffrey Roberts, 29, of Plum was charged with careless driving and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance after a March 16 traffic stop on Old Frankstown Road. Firearm Djamil Nadee Tinsley Jr., 22, of Arnold was charged with two counts of carrying a firearm without a license after a Feb. 25 traffic stop on Milltown Road. Furnace Malfunction Police and fire personnel…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Work will occur through Friday, March 29, weather permitting.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews will be performing patching, pipe installation and inlet repairs in the Plum area this week. Work will occur through Friday, March 29, weather permitting. Here's a look at where crews will be working: Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and anticipate changing traffic patterns, lane closures and possible delays when traveling through the area. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here .
Monday, March 25, 2013
The pending retirement of long-time public works Director Bill Berchick has led to some restructuring in Plum's public works department.
The pending retirement of long-time public works Director Bill Berchick has led to some restructuring in Plum's public works department. Council recently voted to promote Carl Taylor to oversee the buildings and grounds portion of the department, and Bill Binnie to supervise the roads and infrastructure, according to the Plum Advance Leader. Taylor will be paid a salary of $60,000, and Binnie's annual pay will be $63,000, with includes a $3,000 premium for working about 200 hours a year to call out public works employees during winter snow events, the Trib reports. Taylor and Binnie each have more than a decade of experience, Plum Manager Michael Thomas told the Trib. With Berchick retiring this month, council eliminated the public …