Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny and Butler counties. The watch remains in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service, which says some storms cound be severe with damaging winds. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected mainly after 5 p.m. and before midnight. A hazardous weather outlook is also in effect this week, with frosty and potentially freezing conditions possible on Friday and Saturday nights and possibly Sunday. Here's a look at the forecast: Be sure to upload photos or videos of any severe storm weather or storm damage.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Emily Reiling, Alex Honeywill, Michael Gleyze and Kaylyn Rocherwill learn how to run their own companies at the weeklong program.
They're only in high school, but Pine-Richland juniors Emily Reiling, Alex Honeywill, Michael Gleyze and sophomore Kaylyn Rocher will soon get a chance to run their own companies—at least for a week. Organizers at the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education have granted Emily, Alex, Michael and Kaylyn full scholarships to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2013 on the campus of Lycoming College in Williamsport in July. Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an inside look at the private enterprise system and the way the free market functions. The week-long sessions are offered in July and August. During the program, student “companies” simulate the actual operation of their …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The primary threat would be from damaging wind gusts.
There is a small chance that thunderstorms may become severe Wednesday afternoon in the Pine-Richland area, according to a hazardous outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. "The primary threat would be from damaging wind gusts, but large hail is also possible," the statement says. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday: Lightning, hail, wind damage, we want to see your weather photos. Be sure to upload them to the media box above. Then come back and see the photos your neighbors uploaded.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This year’s high school musical was the comedic "Big."
Pine-Richland students recently received some “Big” news. The high school was nominated for two Gene Kelly Awards for the March performance of “Big: The Musical.” The awards, sponsored by Pittsburgh CLO, recognize outstanding high school musical performances. Pine-Richland High School was nominated for “Big” in the following categories: The Pittsburgh CLO’s 23rd Annual Gene Kelly Awards will be held May 25 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. A total of 29 Allegheny County high schools competed in this year’s Gene Kelly Awards. A panel of judges comprised of performing arts educators, arts administrators, entertainment professionals and performers selected the nominees. The Gene Kelly Awards were launched in 1991 as a means to…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Many folks celebrate the tradition of Mother's Day by treating mom to a meal.
Treat your mom to a delicious meal this Mother’s Day. Patch found five places that are planning a special brunch on Sunday, May 12. The Chadwick The Chadwick at 1 Wexford Square will welcome groups of all sizes with seatings every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The buffet will feature a large assortment of options for breakfast and lunch. Adults are $22.95 and children ages 3 to 10 are $10.95. Click here to view the Mother's Day brunch menu or call 724-935-5950 for reservations. Bonnie and Clyde’s Bonnie and Clyde's at 12087 Perry Highway is now taking reservations for its Mother's Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Options include fresh cut fruits, French toast, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, apple wood smoked bacon, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The board is expected to vote on a final budget at the June 10 school board meeting.
Pine-Richland officials voted 7 to 1 at Monday’s school board meeting to approve a proposed final budget with a real estate tax increase of 3.1 percent. The increase bridges a $1.6 million funding gap for the 2013-14 school year. Board member Stephen Hawbaker voted against the motion. As of May 6, the proposed budged shows $69,602,589 in total expenditures with revenues at $69,327,088—a difference of $275,501. To make up the remainder of the shortfall, the tentative budget uses $275,501 from the district’s fund balance for capital improvements. Dana Siford, director of finance and school service, said the budget does not include program or personnel cuts. She added there are a few positions that may be converted into different types of …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Several local homes ranked in the list of 50 highest-priced home sales in the region.
Several homes in the Pine-Richland School District ranked on the Pittsburgh Business Times' list of the 50 most expensive home sales in the region. Based on 2012 real estate transactions, a Pine Township home on MacLeod Drive ranked No. 8 in the region at $2.030 million. Sandeep B. and Shaifali G. Sharma made the purchase, which came just ahead of a $2 million purchase on Registry Lane in Marshall Township That transaction by Thomas J. and Kelly A. Dowd ranked at No. 9. Pittsburgh Magazine dubbed the Sharma home its 2013 Home of the Year for new construction. "This four-story, 8,000-square-foot home has Tuscan details throughout—arched doorways, marble inlays, an octagonal rotunda that runs through all four levels and two outdoor living …
The district's food service says changes implemented as part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has resulted in fewer reimbursable lunches being sold.
New school meal regulations have resulted in fewer reimbursable lunches being sold than expected this school year in the Pine-Richland School District. A representative of Sodexo, the district's food service, recently notified the school board that about 11 percent fewer lunches have been sold after implementing changes that were part of the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. In fact, Cherry Cerminara, general manager of Sodexo food services for Pine-Richland, told the school board that many districts have lost meal counts over the federal statute. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which includes guidelines that ensure kids are offered …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
PR-TV students competed with more than 30 school districts from around the area.
Pine-Richland students are making video magic—and winning awards for it. On Tuesday, 18 students from the high school’s TV Production, Advanced Video Production and Video Production attended the 20th Annual Robert Morris University's TVT Student Film Festival. The teens competed with student from more than 30 school districts around the tri-state area in the festival. The awards were presented to the following: PR-TV is a TV production class open to seniors who have completed video production and advanced video production classes. Students learn the skills necessary to produce television programs within a studio environment, according to a description on the school district's website. PR-TV is broadcast on Armstrong Cable on digital cable …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Third-grader Joselyn Henry wrote about one of her favorite topic—cats.
It’s not every day students can say they take classes with a published author—especially one who’s only in third grade. Joselyn Henry, a student in Ed Borgen’s class as Hance Elementary, recently had a story she wrote called “The Adventures of a Cat-Loving Girl,” published in the book Kitties, a Couscous Collective Collection. Joselyn’s cousin, and artist in San Francisco, illustrated the artwork in the story. Joselyn’s mom, Jamie Henry, said her daughter, writes about what she knows best. “She loves cats and loves to read,” she said. “She writes often, and this whole experience has heightened her interest in writing.” Henry said her daughter credits Pine-Richland teachers for encouraging her to read and write, including second-grade …