Sunday, May 19, 2013
Did you go to the prom? We want to see how lovely you all looked!
Woodland Hills High School students enjoyed the prom on Friday evening. Did you go to the prom? If so, share your photos with Patch! Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to show us how great you all looked. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Missed the news this week?
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories on the Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch: 1. Forest Hills & Wilkinsburg Officials to Meet About Sherwood Road Traffic, Noise 2. Renovations in Woodland Hills Academy's Future 3. Teen Injured After Crashing Bike Into Parked Car 4. Edgewood Police Handle Several Retail Thefts 5. Wilkinsburg Judge Hears Six DUI Cases Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Here are some highlights of events and/or announcements published by our readers this week.
The Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch can't exist without you. Our staff of reporters and editors combine with community-generated content to keep readers informed of what's happening in our area. This week was no different, as evidenced by this list of highlights from our Events and/or Announcements sections (published by readers since Monday): 1. Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women 2. Drum Lessons 3. Free Yoga, Meditation and Enlightening Discourses by Swami Mukundananda! 4. Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day Celebration 5. Bullock Park Appreciation Day THE SEQUEL (This list is not exhaustive and does not include other great reader-published events and announcements.) Click here to add your own event, and click here to add your own …
Keys is the new pastor at Swissvale Presbyterian Church.
I’m the Reverend Wendy Keys. My friends call me Wendy. I am the Temporary Supply Pastor at the Swissvale Presbyterian Church. Temporary Supply in the Presbyterian Church simply applies to all pastors who were not called but hired by the session (the governing body of a local Presbyterian church). I officially began my term here at Swissvale Presbyterian Church on February 1, 2013. However, I am not a stranger to this congregation. Three years ago while Rev. Jay Hollinsworth, the previous pastor, was on vacation and study leave, I filled the pulpit for him. I felt an immediate connection with the congregation and the church. When Jay retired in June, the folks at Swissvale Presbyterian Church called me to again fill the pulpit. I have …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
An anniversary event will be held on Sunday, May 19.
Head over to the Square Cafe this weekend to celebrate its 10th anniversary. On Sunday, May 19, the Regent Square restaurant will be hosting a day filled with music by DJ Selecta and entertainment for guests of all ages to enjoy. There will be a balloon twister, caricature artist, photo booth, and more. There will be a special pop up entertainment surprise between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Square Cafe on Facebook by clicking here or visit the event page. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The conference is designed to empower and connect local moms.
The first ever Mom Con—a conference to inspire, empower and connect Pittsburgh moms—is being held May 23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree. Sponsored by Macaroni Kid and Just Between Friends, the event will feature program content from acclaimed speakers and experts on issues facing moms today—parenting, work-life balance and wellness—as well as shopping, pampering and networking opportunities. The inspiration for The Mom Con came after Natalie Kovacic, a co-founder of the conference, attended a conference for women entrepreneurs in October. “I realized, there have been so many events for women and entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh, but none of them really addressed the issues that affect mothers, especially mothers who want to do some kind …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The $600 million jackpot is the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history.
Want to try your luck at a Powerball lottery ticket? You only need one $2 ticket to play. The Powerball jackpot was boosted to $600 million, or a $376.9 million cash prize for the Saturday, May 18, drawing after none of the tickets sold Wednesday matched the winning numbers. The multi-state mega-lottery had rolled to a $475 million value after Wednesday's drawing, but increased by $75 million Thursday afternoon as a result of strong ticket sales. The $6000 million jackpot is the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history. The largest was won last Nov. 28, 2012, when a $587.5 million jackpot was shared by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri. Tickets for the next Powerball drawing will be available until 9:59 p.m. Saturday evening. …
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving—at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. However, officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. We asked Forest Hills, Regent Square, Swissvale and Edgewood residents on Facebook what they thought of the recommendation and the reaction was mixed. "May 14, 2013, was the 25th …
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Nine candidates are vying for seats on the Woodland Hills School District Board of Education during the May 21 primary election, while two candidates from Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS)' District 1 are looking for spots on the PPS Board of Directors. District 1 includes Pittsburgh's Regent Square neighborhood, while Woodland Hills includes Forest Hills Borough, Edgewood Borough and Swissvale Borough, among other municipalities. The names of the candidates are listed below, and Patch wants to know: Who are you voting for? And why? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. School director at large, one four-year term—Incumbents Colleen Filiak and Fred Kuhn as well as Jon Coulter, Michael Belmonte …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so that she can retire at age 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren't keeping up—which means that people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? Konkoly contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income that she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money that they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did…