Thursday, May 16, 2013
Need a job? Check out these listings!
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Summer Nanny (Forest Hills) A family is seeking a part-time nanny for two children from June 3 to Aug. 14. Summer Nanny (Swissvale) Nanny needed for three children Monday through Friday from June 18 to Aug. 18. Dog Walker (Regent Square) Family is seeking a mid-day dog walker for its 15-week-old boxer mix puppy. Medical Secretary (Point Breeze) Outpatient dialysis facility in Point Breeze is seeking highly motivated and friendly individual for a part-time (30 hours per week) medical secretary position. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and medical terminology. To look for more…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Single-lane restrictions are expected to occur through Thursday, May 16.
Work to remove protective shielding under the bridge that carries the Parkway East (I-376) over South Braddock Avenue in the Edgewood and Swissvale boroughs is expected to continue this week. Single lane traffic will occur as needed on South Braddock Avenue, in the area of the I-376 bridge, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, May 16. Only one direction will be restricted at a time. No restrictions will occur on the Parkway East. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Rev. Susan Schwartz reflects on the history of the Swissvale church.
By the Rev. Susan Schwartz Since one of the churches that I currently serve is winding down its days, I recently took a look at things old. I looked at old scrap books and faded records, guest books and pictures of the strong healthy church it once was. Organizations, and institutions and churches are like individuals; they have a life cycle with a beginning, a middle, and an end. St. John Lutheran Church is coming to its end. The roots of St. John Lutheran Church go back to the mid-1800’s. In 1867 the tract of land at the corner of Church and Monongahela Streets, which belonged to Mr. James Swisshelm, was granted to “The Swissvale Evangelical Lutheran Church and Academy.” The congregation built a frame structure on the site. They were …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Heidi McDonald, game designer at Schell Games, received the honor.
A Swissvale resident has received an award in gaming. Heidi McDonald, a game designer at Schell Games, was honored with the Rising Star award at this year’s Women in Gaming event held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. McDonald—a mother of three and a former Edgewood councilwoman, musician, event planner and writer—has been working in the gaming industry for about two years. She writes dialogue for video games and works with the voice actors for games at Schell, which is based on Pittsburgh's South Side. McDonald said she was surprised to have received the award. "I was pretty floored to get the award," she said. "It was 'awarded to the woman who has made the biggest impact on the gaming industry in less than two …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here's a look at some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Assessment Specialist for Holy Family Institute (Swissvale) The Assessment Specialist provides service planning, counseling, parent education, case management, risk assessment, facilitating family communication and identifying mental health risk and services for both children and adults. Services are provided in the family’s home. GoGetter at GetGo (Regent Square) The GetGo on South Braddock Avenue is seeking a part-time employee. Responsibilities include manning the register and watching customers at the gas pumps. Addictions Counselor for Pyramid Healthcare Inc. (Wilkinsburg) Responsible…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's a PennDOT update.
Work to replace a traffic monitoring camera on the Parkway East will occur on today, April 17, weather permitting. To allow the work to occur, a single lane closure will occur on the outbound (eastbound) Parkway East between the Edgewood/Swissvale (Exit 77) and Wilkinsburg/Forest Hills (Exit 78) interchanges from 9 a.m. to noon. Motorists should use caution, slow down, and expect stop conditions when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on most major roadways before traveling. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Forest Hills-Regent Square area residents were signed up to run the famous race, which was rocked by two explosions about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line.
Several Pittsburgh area residents—including some from Wilkinsburg, Edgewood, Swissvale and Park Place—who were running the Boston Marathon are OK after two explosions near the finish line killed three and injured many. They took to social media to let people know they were safe. Leyah Valgardson of Swissvale alerted her Facebook friends Monday afternoon that she was unharmed. "The Lord was very mindful of me, my sister Chalyce and my colleagues and blessed us with safety," she wrote. "I ask each of you to join me in praying for those who were affected by today's tragedies." Frank Oberlitner of Wilkinsburg Tweeted on Monday that he, his family and friends were all safe. Greg Barnhisel of Park Place near Regent Square finished the race in 3 …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's column is written by the Rev. Susan Schwartz.
The Rev. Susan Schwartz What things in life do you doubt? Do you doubt that the Pirates will win the pennant this year? Do you doubt that the Ravens can do it again? Do you doubt that… and the list could go on. Doubt is part of life. And it is not necessarily bad to doubt. Sometimes a healthy skepticism makes us better people! You know, I think that was true for Thomas. Remember the disciple Thomas, he has sometimes been called Doubting Thomas. And he has been given a bad rap. Called “Doubting Thomas” almost like he was the only one who had questions and the worst disciple, well, next to Judas. I think that is really uncalled for, and does an injustice to him, and an injustice to each of us. We find the story in the Gospel of John. That …
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 Forest Hills, Regent Square, Edgewood, Swissvale and the Woodland Hills School District. 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 Marty B. O’Malley, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Tax Collector—Incumbent Janet Yuros Sullivan, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Council, four four-year terms—Incumbents William Tomasic and Markus Erbeldinger, as well as James Kiley are running on the Democratic ticket. No Republicans are running. Mayor—Incumbent J. Edward Cook, a …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Make sure your car is parked on the right side of the road.
Street-sweeping season begins in Edgewood and Swissvale this week! Weather permitting, street sweeping in both boroughs will start on April 1. Residents are asked to check the signs posted their street for the schedule for sweeping. On your scheduled day, remove your vehicle from that side of the road so the sweeper can clean the street. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.