Although its doors have been closed during the pandemic, the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is taking orders for native plants from its nurseries and bird seed that it will deliver to area homes.
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has received a $1.2 million federal grant to help preserve the Buffalo Creek watershed, one of the wildest, untouched natural areas in the Pittsburgh region.
When the Pennsylvania State Department of Health ordered dental offices to close, one local dentist found himself with a supply of PPE (personal protective equipment) that he wouldn’t be using for the foreseeable future.
Editor’s note: Sharpsburg and Cooper-Siegel Community libraries are closed through March 31 and the events listed below are canceled or postponed. Bookdrop is also closed. For information on digital or e-resources, click here.
An Indiana Township man is recovering from a presumed case of the coronavirus, while officials in Fox Chapel Area School District are warning that two of the man’s siblings were at the high school Monday after being in contact with him.
Music can be a stabilizing force and an anchor in one’s life. It’s certainly been that for Ron Esser of Frazer Township, whose longstanding love for live music — the blues in particular — led him to become the owner of Moondog’s and the Starlite Lounge in Blawnox.
Enjoying the great outdoors is getting more difficult at some public parks as organizations are closing some park facilities, canceling events and making some parks off-limits altogether because of the coronavirus pandemic.
These are the most up to date cancellations due to the coronavirus in Fox Chapel and surrounding areas. To get your information on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has canceled its Maple Madness events, scheduled for March 21 and March 28, due to an abundance of caution related to covid-19. The organization will be providing refunds to those who paid for tickets in advance. The March 21 event was scheduled for Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel. The March 28 event was to be held at Succop Nature Park in Butler.The Fox Chapel Area School District closed all schools Friday after officials learned that the parent of a high school student is ill and concerned about potential exposure to coronavirus.SAT testing that was scheduled for Saturday at Fox Chapel Area High School has been canceled. College Board will provide refunds or move testing to a different time and location.For an up-to-date list of regional cancellations due to coronovirus, click here.
Four Pittsburgh actors play characters that are an integral part of the search for answers behind a mysterious mathematical proof in Riverfront Theater Company’s production of David Auburn’s drama, “Proof.”
Longtime Blawnox Community Sports Association practices for the upcoming spring season with a free clinic for all registered players at The Backyard, an indoor baseball facility in Indiana Township every Saturday evening. The Blawnox teams compete in the NRBA league, facing Shaler, Bauerstown, Morningside and Sharpsburg.
Shady Side Academy senior Talia Busquets is a co-author of the medical research paper “Impact of Detecting Occult Pathologic Nodal Disease During Resection for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma,” which was published in the academic journal Clinical Lung Cancer.
The Fox Chapel man in jail after being accused of killing a Baldwin man — and who now faces questions after police found human remains near his parents’ house — had six run-ins with the law over four months in 2019, according to court records.
As part of “No Greater Love” day on Valentine’s Day, four couples from the VA Heinz campus Community Life Center in O’Hara renewed their wedding vows with a Veterans Affairs chaplain. The Junior ROTC of Valley High School was on hand to help decorate and arrange the event, including a dinner and dance following the ceremonies.
The Fox Chapel Area High School Madrigal Singers performed at the Heinz Chapel Choir Invitational on Feb. 16 before a standing-room-only crowd. Students performed with two other high school choirs from the Greater Pittsburgh area that were also invited to perform. The show also included the University of Pittsburgh Heinz Chapel Choir.
Just when we were worried that winter wasn’t going to come this year, Mother Nature dumped nearly 5 inches of snow across the region – and canceling classes at many schools, including Fox Chapel Area School District and Shady Side Academy. Tribune-Review contributing photographer Jan Pakler snapped some shots of folks enjoying the winter weather – and the day off.
Stroll, sip and shop your way around Aspinwall, a tiny historic borough that’s big on supporting its thriving small business district, which encompasses several blocks on two main avenues: Brilliant and Commercial.
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church partnered with Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food to the world’s needy to try to end hunger by 2030. The church provided more than 100 volunteers and met the goal of packaging more than 20,000 meals on Jan. 11.
“Now there were shepherds in the region, living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flocks. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord appeared to them and the Lord shone around them and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord.” Luke 2:8-12
Sharpsburg Community Library celebrated New Years’ Eve with a special class for toddlers and their parents, presented by Library Director Sara Mariacher. The event included books, games, snacks and a countdown to say goodbye to 2019.
At Bob’s Garage, Christmas decorations stay up until February to accommodate the masses still crowding the small bar renowned for the outrageous number of Christmas lights enveloping the inside and outside.
Etna Mayor Thomas Rengers proclaimed Dec. 11 Etna EcoDistrict Day, in celebration of the borough’s recognition as the world’s first certified EcoDistrict by the Portland, Ore.-based EcoDistricts organization.
Pine Creek Community Band, a 40-piece orchestra, put on a free holiday concert at St. Mary’s Church in Sharpsburg on Dec. 8. There was a huge crowd that enjoyed tunes like a medley from “The Nutcracker” along with other classic songs.
Pittsburgh isn’t exactly the bird capital of world, but its volunteers who count birds for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count are ranked as the 10th largest group of counters in more than 2,600 count areas.
Shady Side Academy’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program continues to receive accolades. According to a news release, Newsweek magazine recently announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools in America for 2020 – and Shady Side Academy was ranked the best STEM high school in the Pittsburgh area and No. 6 in Pennsylvania.
For Aspinwall’s Philip Beard, a punctuating moment in an 18-year journey came when he and his daughter watched actress Sadie Sink of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” shoot a scene in Kennywood Park for a movie based on his novel, “Dear Zoe.”
It’s a Friday night at the Starlite Lounge, a cozy club and restaurant on Freeport Road in Blawnox. On a tiny stage in a tiny room packed with middle-aged patrons looking to shed their working week blues, Norman Nardini is holding court.
Students and staff at Fox Chapel Area High School, a Special Olympics Pennsylvania Unified Champion School, got a break from academics for a banner presentation to acknowledge the school’s national recognition for its outstanding efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
The Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel will continue its 2019-2020 season with a performance of easy-listening music by jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Ariel Pocock.
Riverfront Theater Company is gearing up for its 2020 season by treating audiences to a special production of Christopher Durang’s comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” for two weekends in November.
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, along with the Riverfront Theater Company, hosted a fundraiser “Sip, Savor & Swing” at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club on Oct. 18. Actors dressed as authors or literary characters, and attendees danced to the music of The Boilermaker Jazz Band.
Lower Burrell residents who want to dispose of leaves and limbs behind City Hall will be able to do so only on weekends because a renovation project has closed some areas of the City Hall campus along Schreiber Street.
A group of neighbors hosted a huge tailgate party on Glenbrook Drive in O’Hara for the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Oct. 13, 2019. More than 40 people attended the party for food, games and getting reacquainted.
Recently released researched confirmed what local bird experts already suspected: Bird populations have dropped a staggering 29% — nearly 3 billion birds — since the 1970s, according to the journal Science.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services is collecting jars of peanut butter for Feeding America through Sept. 25. At the end of the peanut butter drive, the donations will be delivered to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
More than 75 dogs ran, swam and ate special treats at the eighth annual Doggy Days swim hosted by the Chapel Gate Swim Club in O’Hara. Girl Scout Troop #53351 helped by taking donations and food and making toys throughout the event. Close to $1,000 will be donated to Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue.