Monday, December 31, 2012
Heading out tonight for an evening of New Year's Eve revelry? Take a look at this chart to learn how alcohol affects your system and your criminal record.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? Pennsylvania State Police charged 348 people statewide with drunken driving from Dec. 21 to Dec. 25, according to a statement from Trooper First Class Robin M. Mungo. A total of 108 alcohol-related crashes occurred throughout the state during the holiday weekend, including one fatality, Mungo said. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A uniquely Pittsburgh version of the Christmas classic, "The 12 Days of Christmas".
If you're from Pittsburgh, you'll appreciate this "burgh-style" take on a Christmas classic that's getting a lot of attention on YouTube. Enjoy! N'at. Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gifts sought for nursing home residents.
When St. Barnabas lit its 90-foot-high Christmas tree Thursday night, it also illuminated a need. The tree lighting was part of the Country Christmas celebration at the Richland campus that kicked off the 29th Presents For Patients® campaign. It brightens the holidays for long-term care residents by matching them with a visitor who personally delivers a gift. Paul Cathmar of the Arbors at St. Barnabas received the first gift—a cowboy hat and country Christmas CDs—at Thursday night's festivities. The goal of this year’s campaign is serve more than 30,700 patients at 353 facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Presents For Patients® is operated as a community outreach program by St. …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Presents for Patients® celebrates 29th season with community night on St. Barnabas campus in Richland Township.
Looking for an old-fashioned holiday celebration with horse-drawn hayrides, hot cocoa by a bonfire, Christmas carols, a tree lighting and Santa? The public is invited to the free Country Christmas community night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday that kicks off the 29th annual Presents for Patients® campaign at St. Barnabas' Gibsonia campus at 5827 Meridian Road in Richland Township. Zambelli fireworks will cap the night. The event is designed to showcase the benefits of the Presents for Patients® program that brightens the holidays for long-term care residents by matching them with a visitor who personally delivers a gift. Those in attendance are asked to bring a new unwrapped gift for a nursing home patient. Suggested items include warm …
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for Pine-Richland School District and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Have you trimmed your spending because of the economy or has good fortune enabled you to spend more?
Many of you might already be done with your holiday shopping. Still others might be waiting for even better deals that sometimes pop up prior to Christmas. But how does your spending compare to prior holiday seasons? Those who have lost jobs due to the economy, who feel their jobs might be threatened or who have suffered other setbacks might be a little tighter with the purse strings than someone who just got that promotion. With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday over, and Cyber Monday waiting for a business surge tomorrow, you should have a pretty good handle on your 2012 holiday budget. So how much do you plan to spend this holiday season? Let us know by voting in our poll. And tell us in the comments section why you are spending …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Frank, Dean and Sammy are back at the Kean to fill you with Christmas cheer.
Bo Wagner's “Rat Pack Christmas” is coming to the Kean Theatre. The Rat Pack—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.—recorded dozens of Christmas songs and Bo Wagner and his merry troupe of cool elves will belt them out in this Christmas extravaganza at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. This brand new Rat Pack show premiere puts the ring-a-ding-ding in Christmas as the classic trio brings their unmistakable Vegas style to your holiday favorites. Tickets are $30 for the show only. A dinner-and-show package costs $52; it adds dinner at the Mount Vernon Restaurant, which is in the same building as the Kean Theatre. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and series packages are available by calling 724-444-5326 (KEAN) or visiting www.KeanTheatre.…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
While some major retailers plan to open their doors as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, plenty of deals will still await shoppers Friday at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and elsewhere.
With each passing year, it seems Black Friday begins earlier and earlier—6 a.m., then 5 a.m., then 4 a.m. This year, Black Friday actually started on Thanksgiving night. Should you be one of those traditional folks who don't believe in Black Friday shopping until it's actually Black Friday, however, here's what you need to know about shopping opportunities in the northern suburbs. Plenty of Black Friday deals are out there around Pine-Richland and throughout the North Hills and Cranberry. Among them is Nordstrom, which proudly trumpets its longstanding tradition of not putting up Christmas decorations or starting holiday sales until the day after Thanksgiving. A sign in its store windows reads: “We just like the idea of celebrating one …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 to deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/pine-richland Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. So, what are you …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you're heading for the annual festivities scheduled for Friday and Saturday around the Golden Triangle, plan your route and parking options first.
Planning to head to Downtown Pittsburgh Friday for Light-Up Night? How about Saturday for the Sounds of the Season Parade or other daylong holiday activities planned throughout the Golden Triangle? Here are schedules and transportation details you'll want to keep in mind. Pittsburgh's 52nd annual Light-Up Night begins at noon Friday, when Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl lights the tree at the City-County Building on Grant Street. Also set for noon: the annual dedication and blessing of the traditional Christmas creche at U.S. Steel Tower on Grant Street. Most festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday, however, with events scheduled for three stage locations — in Market Square, on the Clemente Bridge and at EQT Plaza. Performers include Joe …