Monday, May 20, 2013
The Mt. Lebanon grocery store's 'Interview Day' is this week.
The site of the old ROTH Carpet & Flooring building in Mt. Lebanon has quickly gone from a pile of rubble to a beautiful brick building on the corner of Route 19 and Connor Road. The building is a new, European-style specialty grocery store called The Fresh Market, and officials there are looking to fill more than two-dozen positions. A variety of jobs are available. An assistant front end manager, seafood specialist and cheese specialist are among the opportunities open. Some part-time work is also needed. Click here for a look at all of the job listings. The new store's "Interview Day" is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South hotel, 164 Fort Couch Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15241. To be …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The upcoming career fairs will include employers from UPMC, Goodwill, Giant Eagle, PNC Bank, the University of Pittsburgh, U.S. Steel, St. Clair Hospital, Asko Inc. and others.
WorkAble will be holding a career fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 21, at the South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) offices in Bethel Park. If you can't make it to that career fair, another will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 22, at the Millvale Community Center. The career fairs will include employers from UPMC, Goodwill, Giant Eagle, PNC Bank, the University of Pittsburgh, U.S. Steel, St. Clair Hospital, ASKO, Inc., and others. Individuals wishing to attend either date must register in advance by calling 412-586-3732. Launched in the fall of 2012 and supported by the United Way of Allegheny County, WorkAble is a county-wide employment and critical needs service for financially struggling adults, especially those…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The promotion comes at the same time as Giant Eagle's.
One day after Giant Eagle officials announced a 20-cent fuelperks! promotion, Shop 'n Save officials contacted Patch to tell us about their stores' 20-cent Pump Perks happening during the same time duration. Shop 'n Save shoppers will receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas for every $50 that they spend on groceries from May 16 through 29. The limited time promotion aims to double customers' savings at the pump in advance of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. According to TripAdvisor's 2013 Summer Travel Survey, one out every three people will drive between 100 and 200 miles to reach their destination this Memorial Day weekend. "This is the time when people are gearing up for long trips and when gas prices tend to rise, as well…
Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel.
For a limited time, Giant Eagle customers who spend $50 will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo locations, such as the one on Route 51 in Brentwood Borough. Starting Thursday, May 16, shoppers can earn 20-cents-off-per-gallon discounts for every $50 spent using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card inside Pittsburgh-area stores, including the Giant Eagle at Caste Village in Whitehall Borough. The incentive runs through Wednesday, May 29. Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel. The promotion comes just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation's highways. The bonus fuel reward increases the traditional 10-cents-per-gallon fuelperks! …
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Whether they are in the city or country, there are places near home where you can find fresh produce—or get seedlings to grow your own.
To every thing there is a season—and we are in the season of planting. Despite the frost warnings this week, May is the time when many plants take root. And not far behind are the early harvests. There are a number of local farms that provide a variety of seedlings and sprouts, produce, and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are out in the country, while others are urban farms. (Check out the video in this article's media gallery of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the United States is picked 4-7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately for Baldwin-Whitehall …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Children's South has outgrown its Bethel Park space.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC officials celebrated their newest location with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday morning. "Children's South" is set to relocate from its current location in Bethel Park to South Fayette Township in October 2014. Christopher Gessner, president of Children's Hospital, said that the hospital has outgrown its Bethel Park facility and that he's excited about the visibility and accessibility of the new South Fayette location, which is near the Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79 at 100 Hickory Grade Rd. Currently, there is a vacant movie theater sitting on the property. Ryan Eggleston, South Fayette manager, said that it's still not known if the building will be demolished or renovated. The new …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A baking class is being offered nearby.
In celebration of Mother's Day this Sunday, The Pie Place in nearby Bethel Park (near South Hills Village Mall) will be offering a kids baking class on Saturday, May 11. Children aged 4 years and older will make a lady bug cake for their "special lady" during a 10 a.m. class. The cost to attend is $20 and requires preregistration by calling The Pie Place at 412-835-4410. Instructors will be The Pie Place's Jessica Gombar and Julie Accamando. The Pie Place is one of the few independent scratch bakeries in the Pittsburgh area. It's located at 1775 N. Highland Rd., at the corner of Route 19 and North Highland Road in Norman Center II. What are you doing for your "special lady" this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. Join Patch for more …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Have you seen our local Jobs board?
It's never easy looking for work—full-time or otherwise. But Patch is your home for all things Baldwin-Whitehall, including job-hunting. That's why we offer our our local Jobs section where you can find employment listings in or near B-W. The section is free and easy to use and allows readers to sort listings by category, company and/or other options. Start hunting here. By the way, we have a separate page for jobs within Patch. Check that out here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The local commissioners played wait-and-see with property assessments appeals.
Though some property owners won't be able to tell, the real estate property tax, or millage, rate actually dropped almost 2 full points in Baldwin Township from 2012 to 2013. The township's board of commissioners has decided on a rate of 7.80 mills for this year, down from 9.50 the previous year. However, due to a recent countywide real estate reassessment that raised the value of most Baldwin properties, many property owners in the township will still see an increase in the amount of tax dollars that they'll be responsible for this year. Leaders of most other Allegheny County municipalities set their 2013 millage rates months ago, but Baldwin Township officials were waiting to see how many Baldwin property owners were successful or even …