Thursday, February 21, 2013
Chris Fletcher of Forest Hills and David Finoli of Monroeville release their new book featuring 500 of the best athletes to come from or play in western PA.
Mario Lemieux, Bill Mazeroski, Lynn Swann—all names familiar to Pittsburgh sports fans and even those who only casually follow sports. But who are Cool Papa Bell, Louise Fulton, Susan Regan and Danny Seemiller? They, too, have made the list of western Pennsylvania's top 500 athletes of all time—as compiled by Chris Fletcher and David Finoli in their just-released book, "The Steel City 500." The book took seven years from conception to print. Since their college days at Duquesne University, sports have been big part of the friendship between Fletcher, a former editor and publisher of Pittsburgh Magazine from Forest Hills, and Finoli, a Monroeville resident, who has been in retail management for 28 years, most recently as personnel manager …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Mike Buzzelli is publishing 64 humor columns and short stories about his life and upbringing in Scott Township.
A local author isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers in his recently released book that contains numerous humor columns and short stories he’s penned over the past few years. Mike Buzzelli, who lives in Scott Township and graduated from Chartiers Valley in 1981, credits his upbringing for his humor and work ethic. A stint as a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles also gave him a different perspective of other people from around the country. “I think living in Scott gave me a unique perspective,” Buzzelli said. “I knew lots of funny people in Chartiers Valley and around the area. I think we have that strong work ethic here. I certainly stay busy with writing columns and holding down a job. I think that’s a Pittsburgh attitude.” In his new book…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Join this set of local workshops.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
C.C. Mellor Library is holding four creative workshops for children ages two through eight and their parents. This program is all about shutting off our technological devices for an hour and using our hands and imaginations to create! The first workshop will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. and is entitled "Planting the Seeds of Creativity!" The Edgewood Garden Club will help participants plant seeds and teach more about gardening. In June, a workshop on Movement and Music will be held, while in July the library will have a fingerpainting evening. August will wrap up the series with a construction and building evening.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Bring the kids to this event!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Join the next “Perfect for Preschoolers Story Time” at St. Maurice School on Wednesday, April 11 at 2001 Ardmore Blvd. This is a free story, rhyme, song and craft program designed to entertain and engage young children. The program is for children two and a half to 5 years old and is designed to give them a positive introduction to books and the habit of reading. Each program features appealing books, favorite stories, and lively activities. The theme of this story time session is "spring."There will be one session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling the St. Maurice School office at 412-351-5403 during school hours—8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The final date for registration is Monday, April 9.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A local family creates different types of art using individual talents.
When it comes to art, the Strong family creates a little bit of everything. The mother, Jamie Murphy, designs her own high-end leather bags. The older daughter, Emma Strong, graduated from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio this past May with minors in photography and cello. The younger daughter, Hannah Strong, is a sophomore at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. majoring in opera with a concentration in piano. But the Forest Hills family disagrees whether their talents are solely inherited or influenced by each other. "Are you an artist even though you don't create?" Hannah asked. "I think it is inherent," Murphy said. "I think you own that [talent.] But Emma said artistic influences certainly help. Emma began taking piano lessons at …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A guide to Regent Square's rich variety of book clubs
For people who love books, Edgewood and its neighboring boroughs offer residents of nearly every age a chance to join a local community of readers. Several times each month, members of various book clubs gather at local libraries and community centers to share their thoughts on current selections, and often find friends in the process, according to the clubs’ organizers. Even in an era of Kindles and Nooks and blogosphere commentary, many people crave the familiarity of a paper-and-binding book and the companionship of fellow readers, said Sally Bogie, library director of the CC Mellor Memorial Library on Pennwood Avenue in Edgewood. “It’s the camaraderie and the social aspect of getting together and talking about a particular book and …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Forest Hills resident will publish a book of poetry in 2011, following the third release of her novel, “Beyond the Golden Gate.”
At 93, Alice Donnelly never slows down. In fact, she's more active than most people half her age. This year, she's publishing her second book, all while working each day in her son's t-shirt shop in Forest Hills. Donnelly's second book, "I Shall Come but Once," is a collection of poems she has written throughout her life, the oldest dating back to when she was 9 years old. "The book is a philosophy on living," Donnelly said. "Some poems are funny, some are very serious and some are historical." This compilation follows the 2002 release of her novel, "Beyond the Golden Door," recounting the story of her parents' immigration to America from Italy during the 19th century. Donnelly, a native of Pittsburgh and Forest Hills resident since 1974…