Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Friday, May 17, 2013
The promotion comes at the same time as Giant Eagle's.
One day after Giant Eagle announced a 20-cent fuelperks promotion, Shop 'n Save contacted Patch to tell us about the 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 they spend on groceries from May 16 through May 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,” said Bill Lipsky, …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 20-cents fuelperks! promotion runs through May 29.
For a limited time, Giant Eagle customers who spend $50 will receive double fuel perks at GetGo fuel and convenience store locations. Starting Thursday, May 16, customers can earn a 20-cents off per gallon for every $50 spent using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card inside any of its stores in the Pittsburgh market, including Leetsdale. The incentive runs through Wednesday, May 29. Giant Eagle estimates 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 free fuel reward increases the traditional 10-cents per gallon fuelperks! discount earned for purchasing qualifying items such as groceries …
Tuesday, May 14, 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 seedings and sprouts, produce and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are urban farms, some are out in the country. (Check out the video at right of Garden Dreams Urban Farm in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately, in the Sewickley Patch area, there are a number of farms in the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Gluten-free cookbook authors Silvana Nardone and Brittany Angell will lead the specialty diet cooking classes as part of the expo celebrating the store's fourth anniversary.
Gluten-free cookbook authors Silvana Nardone and Brittany Angell will present special cooking classes and book signings on Saturday, May 18 at Naturally Soergel's in celebration of the store's fourth anniversary. As part of the day, Nardone and Angell will lead special gluten-free cooking classes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nardone is author of "Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals" and editor-in-chief of the digital gluten-free magazine "Easy Eats." Angell is author of the best-selling "Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides Part 1 & 2" and is founder of the allergen-free food blog "RealSustenance.com." At 11 a.m., Nardone will lead a class focusing on gluten- and dairy-free recipes, which will be …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with the school colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching and parents of high school seniors are already planning the special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes a novelty, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Even Eat'n Park has gotten in the act with SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's smiling sugar cookie can be ordered online decked out in the Quaker Valley school colors. So, tell us in the comments box below where you have found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your QV Quaker. Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, feel free to share your …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Pistols and Pink offers women a chance to network while learning about firearms in a safe, relaxed environment.
A Cranberry attorney is encouraging women to get educated about firearms through a group she created that also supports women-owned businesses. Kathleen Kuznicki is co-founder of Pistols and Pink, a supportive group of women who meet at a local pistol range every month to shoot and network. Pistols and Pink has been gathering for nearly a year at the Millvale Sportsmen's Club in Wexford, where the special networking events incorporate opportunities for women entrepreneurs to share about their businesses, such as Mary Kay or Tastefully Simple. Kuznicki, a patent attorney at Lynch Weis LLC in Cranberry, told the Pittsburgh Business Times that she used to attend a lot of networking events as an attorney, but wanted to do an activity that …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The trampoline park, open to all ages, shapes and sizes, infuses family fun with fitness.
A new indoor trampoline park in the Leetsdale Industrial Park is set to offer guests a high-flyin' experience starting on Wednesday. When Sky Zone opens the doors to 740 Brickworks Drive, visitors will find a seemingly endless sea of wall-to-wall trampoline courts under high ceilings. Joel Karg, general manager, said Sky Zone has five trampoline courts, including the main 5,000-square-foot court, two dodgeball courts, a Sky Slam court with two basketball rims and a three-lane foam pit. "It’s a wonderful place to kind of come in the door, leave your worries and cares at the door and get rid of the stresses of life for an hour or so," Karg said. Guests of all ages, shapes and sizes can bounce and leap with "open jump," opt for a friendly "…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Many people celebrate the tradition of Mother's Day by treating mom to a meal she didn't cook.
Make reservations and treat your mom to a delicious meal this Mother’s Day. Patch found five places planning a special brunch on Sunday, May 12. Cafe des Amis Voted best brunch by Patch readers, Mother's Day brunch at Cafe des Amis French Bakery & Bistro, 443 Division St., includes a special menu or feel free to order off the regular menu. Complimentary strawberry bavarian cream pie for each table. Mother's Day hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reservations needed. Sewickley Café Sewickley Cafe at 409 Beaver St. in Sewickley is taking reservations for its Mother's Day buffet brunch. The buffet includes breakfast items, salads and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 412-749-0300 to make reservations. Sewickley Hotel Bring mom to …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The event is free to enjoy.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, Ross Park Mall invites moms to a night of relaxation and pampering with "Mom's Nite Out" on May 9. This year, Mom’s Nite Out is presented at Ross Park by Bob FM and Q92.9, and mothers are invited to a night of fun, prizes and fashion. The free event is an excuse for moms to take the night off to relax and enjoy a celebration of motherhood. The event kicks off with a 5:30 swag bags giveaway where samples will be available from Mom’s Nite Out retailers and partners (while supplies last). Over the next hour, moms will get registered to compete in a game called “Shopped!” and also have a chance to win some prizes. At 6:30, three names will be drawn to compete in “Shopped!”—the event's version of the …