Thursday, May 9, 2013
A Mt Lebanon man compiled clips from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh and turned them into a music video.
From "Silence of the Lambs" to "Dark Knight Rises" to "Jack Reacher," Pittsburgh has been the backdrop to more than two dozen Hollywood films. Mt. Lebanon native Aron Zelkonwicz, who grew up watching many of those films, decided to take it one step further by gathering iconic Pittsburgh scenes from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh and compiling them into a music video. “I thought it would be fun,” he told KDKA'S John Shumway. “I had seen all these movies filmed in Pittsburgh and thought why not take the parts everyone wants to see, the shots of Pittsburgh, and put those together.” His labor of love took weeks, in between rehearsals and performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony where he plays the cello. The music is a piece from the “Pirates of …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans are invited to the Annihilate the Islanders rally in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an Annihilate the Islanders rally before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first playoff game Wednesday, May 1. The rally begins at noon in the Allegheny Courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner's Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event and the Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. The best-of-seven playoff series against the New York Islanders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The Pens won the regular-season series with the Islanders, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride. Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this year? Tell us in the comments below.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Girls event starts Monday and boys event begins in April in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services' Project Prom Shop will again make available free prom dresses to eligible high school girls who find the cost of a prom outfit to be not within their families' budgets. In addition, young men who are or whose families are currently receiving services through that county department are invited to participate in Project Prom 2013 for Gentlemen. The girls event will take place on the third floor of Century III Mall in West Mifflin Borough from Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The boys event takes place in the Human Services Building at One Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh from 5 to 8 p.m. on every Thursday…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The need to activate the 878 area code is imminent, according to the Public Utility Commission.
Sewickley residents could be dialing up a new area code. The Pennsylvania Public Commission is adding 878 as a new area code for southwestern Pennsylvania because the 724 and 412 phone numbers are almost all taken. The 724 area code is nearing exhaustion and the need to activiate the 878 area code is imminent, according to the commission. Because of this, telephone numbers will be assigned using the 878 area code in the 724 area. Mandatory 10-digit dialing within and between the 412 and 724 areas has been occurring since July 2001, and residents will need to 10-digit dial all telephone numbers within the 878, 412 and 724 area to reach the person or business they are dialing. All current customers keep their same area codes and telephone …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The 16-year-old has been missing since Oct. 23, 2012.
Courtney Baltimore, 16, has been missing from her home in Pittsburgh since Oct. 23, 2012. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, she might have traveled to Hazelwood or Philadelphia. She is described as 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a heart tattooed on her right hand. Anyone with information should contact the Pittsburgh Police Department at 412-255-2937 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678). For more information about this and other missing person cases, visit Pennsylvania Missing Persons, NamUs or the Doe Network. Like" Sewickley Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The blast of cold air that has engulfed the Pittsburgh region over the past few days will linger a little longer and now is expected to bring snow showers.
The blast of cold air that has engulfed the Pittsburgh region over the past few days will linger a little longer and is now bringing snow showers. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow in the Pittsburgh area late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There is also a chance of snow Friday afternoon. All the showers could bring 1 to 3 inches before the weekend. The temperatures will remain bitterly cold with lows in the single digits on Thursday and wind chill values below 0. The temperatures will remain frigid Friday and Saturday. Sewickley's Forecast: Thursday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch …
Monday, January 21, 2013
You better bundle up this week as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to move into Pittsburgh. There is also a chance of snow Monday and Tuesday.
You better bundle up this week as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to move into the Pittsburgh area. According to the National Weather Service in Moon Township, the middle of the week will have lows in single digits and highs in the teens. Meteorologists are also forecasting 1 to 3 inches of snow on Monday with a slight chance of snow Tuesday. Look below to see a more detailed forecast… Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The defensive end will shave off his famous facial hair at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille to benefit the cancer program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC.
While the Steelers’ Brett Keisel is known for his fearsome facial hair, he doesn’t have a problem shaving it off for a good cause. For the third year in a row, the star defensive end, who resides in the Cranberry area, will “Shear Da Beard” at the annual Mountain Man Makeover to benefit the cancer programs at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC. This year’s event takes place at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale on Thursday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the beard shaving takes place at 7 p.m. Pittsburgh legend Donnie Iris and former Poverty Neck Hillbilly Chris Higbee are both scheduled to perform at the event. Keisel also recently hinted on air with the WDVE morning team that attendees just may catch a live rendition of Fear …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
She took only her ID and Social Security cards when she left her Hazelwood home.
When Lonnett Myer Jackson left her home in the 5100 block of Chaplain Way in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood sometime after 11 a.m. on April 11, 2006, she left behind her cell phone, keys and money. Relatives think she took her identification and Social Security cards, though. But she has not been seen or heard from since that day. At the time of her disappearance, Lonnett was 46 years old, 192 pounds and between 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6. She had graying black hair and brown eyes, a surgical scare on the right side of her head near the hairline, a scar from a Cesarean section and pierced ears. She was dressed in a white undershirt, black sleeveless hooded jacket, dark blue warmup pants and white athletic shoes. She was also known by her …