Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The events are free to enjoy.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's high time for moms to be pampered. Check out these May 9 events at local malls. South Hills Village On May 9, South Hills Village will host a free event featuring relaxation and fun in honor of national "Mom's Nite Out," sponsored locally by Pittsburgh Magazine. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. in the mall's lower level north wing and will last until 8 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, entertainment and fashion and beauty services and will find information on mom-friendly organizations and events, all focused on rewarding mothers. South Hills Village officials and their event partners will treat moms with makeovers from Sephora and the entire Macy's cosmetics …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Regent Square and Forest Hills, Swissvale, Edgewood and Wilkinsburg boroughs to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Gulf Trading and Transport, Braddock Borough Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils Call the Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242 for information about used oil recycling …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Customers have to scan their card before proceeding through the self checkout.
Giant Eagle stores are now requiring that shoppers using self-checkout lanes have a store loyalty card. The Post-Gazette reports the supermarket chain recently began rolling out technology in its stores requiring a Giant Eagle Advantage Card for anyone using self-checkout lanes. The technology prompts customers to scan their Advantage Card before proceeding to scan items for purchase. In the past, anyone could use the self-check out aisles regardless of loyalty card status. Dick Roberts, Giant Eagle spokesman, told the newspaper that requiring an Advantage Card ensures that customers are receiving weekly specials, GetGo fuelperks, cash register coupon offers and other savings. This move also allows the store to contact customers if there …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Some customers say they won't return.
Saturday's shooting at a popular shopping area, Edgewood Towne Centre, has customers on edge—to say the least. Three bystanders were injured when shots were fired outside Sneaker Villa. So far, police have identified one suspected shooter and have a warrant out for his arrest. Three other men were arrested in connection with the shooting, but are not believed to have fire the shots. The second shooter has not been identified. Residents in the area say they have changed their routines to avoid the shopping center. One Edgewood resident said she now shops at the Giant Eagle Market District in Shadyside instead of the Giant Eagle in Edgewood Towne Centre. We want to know, will you return to shop at Edgewood Towne Centre? Take our poll below…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here are 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. Dietary Aide (Wilkinsburg Borough) LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh is seeking applications for a dietary aide position in Wilkinsburg. The dietary aide is responsible for assembling patient meal trays according to dietary orders, as well as the setup, breakdown and sanitation of food and non-food items for patient meal services. She or he also prepares food items for patients, employees and visitors, including catering functions, and prepares and delivers snacks on a daily basis. Cashier at Giant Eagle (Squirrel Hill South) A part-time cashier is needed at the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Some of the reductions went into effect on Wednesday.
Giant Eagle said Wednesday its delivering more than $70 million in annual customer savings by lowering prices on more than 3,000 grocery items about 15 percent, according to WPXI. The majority of lower everyday prices went in effect Wednesday, with the remaining reductions taking place by April 11. The lowered everyday prices are on a variety of national and Giant Eagle brand dairy, frozen food and processed meat products, as well as grocery items such as cereal, yogurt, condiments, pastas, boxed dinners, canned vegetables, and paper and laundry products. Some of the items include Cheerios, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Cool Whip, and more, according to KDKA. Giant Eagle customers can identify the savings with yellow “…
Here is a list of resources, events and services in honor of the Jewish observance.
It's almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the "Kosher for Passover" label, which, thankfully, spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the observance, Jews clean their homes and get rid …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The reloadable plastic smart cards are intended to eliminate the need for paper passes and tickets, according to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
The Giant Eagle stores in Edgewood Towne Centre and Braddock Hills Shopping Center are among nearly 50 of the grocery chain's locations that will begin selling and renewing the Port Authority's new ConnectCard. The reloadable smart cards are intended to replace paper transit passes and tickets, according to a statement from the Port Authority. Transit patrons can purchase weekly or monthly passes and load that amount onto their cards, then present the cards to ride a Port Authority vehicle. Both the Edgewood Towne Centre and Braddock Hills stores will permit customers to buy and load a card for weekly or monthly use and to check their balances. The new cards are being sold at Giant Eagle locations throughout Allegheny County and …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Women leave restaurant without paying, road rage incident and retail thefts in this week's Edgewood police blotter.
A resident called Edgewood police on Feb. 21 after finding a hand grenade while cleaning out a dresser in a home in the 400 block of Edgewood Avenue. After making sure the grenade was not live, it was taken to the Edgewood Police Department. The grenade was turned over to the Allegheny County Bomb Squad for destruction. Feb. 27 Feb. 26 Feb. 25 Feb. 23 Feb. 22 Feb. 21 ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Here's the Edgewood police blotter for the last week.
Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department and Edgewood police responded to Planet Fitness after the steam from showers set off the fire alarm on Jan. 31. The Edgewood Towne Centre gym was evacuated until firefighters determined it was a false alarm. Also in Edgewood police news from the last week: Feb. 6 Feb. 5 Feb. 3 Feb. 2 Feb. 1 Jan. 31 Jan. 30 ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.