Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sewickley Chocolate Walk serves up a variety of chocolate delights, from chocolate goat cheese to chocolate wine.
With maps in hand, participants of the inaugural Sewickley Chocolate Walk walked through February snow to visit a number of businesses serving delectable treats. The Chocolate Walk included a number of businesses serving up samples of everything from a chocolate goat cheese spread to chocolate wine. Jennifer Markus of Village Green Partners, estimated at least 100 people attended Wednesday's walk, including 78 people who checked-in at Wolcott Park with tickets. The final head count was 125 participants, according to Alex DeLoia of Village Green, organizer of the event, who felt the turnout was great for the first walk and on what turned out to be a snowy evening. "We've received nothing but positive and constructive comments from attendees…
Want to get that girl or guy who's always on your mind? Use these lines that will melt their heart, or at least make them laugh.
Everyone has at one point in their life used a dumb line on someone else, or had someone try one on them; or at least seriously contemplated using one, if they didn't have the nerve to do it. So to help you out on this coming Valentine's Day we created a list of lines that are cute, funny, or downright wrong. Disclaimer: Patch is not responsible for any laughs or slaps that result from using these lines. The Good The Bad The Ugly What's your favorite line to use or the best one somebody used on you? Tell us in the comments! (Please, keep it clean, we'll be watching). -- Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Send Cupid’s arrow straight to your beloved’s heart with these last-minute ideas around Sewickley.
Did Valentine's Day sneak up on you? Whether you're shopping for a new romance, an old flame or for your child, we've got you covered. Show your loved one that you care with one of these last minute gift ideas. It's not too late to take your date out Thursday for a nice dinner, but you should make a reservation now. Local staples like the Sewickley Cafe and the Sewickley Hotel were still taking reservations as of Tuesday, but employees said tables were booking up fast. If you can't get seated at your ideal romantic restaurant, and your date is flexible, many places are taking reservations for the weekend. And for a twist on your dinner date, stop by the Ultimate Pastry Shop or the Sewickley Confectionery to pick up dessert for home. Over …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Skip those dinner reservations and try something new.
Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? (Men, it's coming up on Feb. 14.) Here are five, well, unusual options that may tickle your fancy: What other interesting Valentine's Day celebrations are going on? Tell us in the comments below. __________________________ Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Sample chocolates while visiting businesses during this sweet event. Tickets are on sale now.
Satisfy your sweet tooth in Sewickley this Valentine's Day. Tickets are being sold now for the inaugural Sewickley Chocolate Walk, which takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Alex DeLoia of Village Green Partners said the Chocolate Walk runs from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of continuing efforts to promote later shopping hours on Wednesdays in Sewickley. "Chocolate Walk will be a fun, family-friendly event the evening before Valentine's Day, where people can sample all kinds of unique chocolates while visiting the businesses in the Village," she said. Village Candy and Cocothé are providing discounts to other participating businesses. The Chocolate Walk concept is quite similar to Sewickley's annual Wine Walk. Upon registering at Wolcott Park, …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Patch Local Editor AmyJo Brown recently found two years' worth of dozens of love letters that her great-grandfather wrote to her great-grandmother in 1928 and 1929. She said tht every letter makes her smile, laugh and—often—gasp at the PG-13 content.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Early last year, my great-aunt pulled out a box of love letters that my great-grandfather wrote to my great-grandmother—dozens of them, written between March 1928 and late summer 1929. My great-grandmother, Dorothy, was 19 years old. My great-grandfather, Charles, was 18. He left Dorothy, Pittsburgh and his "gang" of good friends in Etna to travel and work on a plantation in Mississippi—the Macon Brooksville Farm. The letters are an incredible treasure. I've been working on putting together my family history for about two years. At first, I hoped the letters would give me some clues about Charles' parents—both died very young, his mother in 1913 and his father in 1918. Charles' stepmom (who also was his aunt) and her second husband raised…
Let your special someone sit back, relax and enjoy some delicious food this Valentine's Day.
Women love a man who can cook! Let's face it, if you're married or dating someone, chances are your lady is the one doing the cooking. If you're the cook, we're jealous! There's something romantic about when a man makes us a home-cooked meal. When my boyfriend cooks for me, my instinct is to try to help out. When he tells me to sit down and relax, it makes me feel special. So guys, instead of going out to a crowded restaurant, make Valentine's Day a special evening at home. Dress up and have music playing in the background! As far as a meal, I'd suggested personalizing it a little bit. Do you know what her favorite food is? Did you enjoy a special meal one time that you could recreate? Three years ago, my boyfriend and I went to San …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Fun ways for you to celebrate Valentine's Day with family and friends this weekend.
It's the weekend before Valentine's Day and you’re still searching for heart-y ideas. Check out our 10 ideas with a Valentine's Day twist, and let us know about your plans. Italian Winter Dinner When/Where: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday at Fern Hollow Nature Center, Sewickley Heights. Why Go: Who doesn't love Italian food? Get some special friends together and join Fern Hollow Nature Center for a warm, hearty meal served family-style in front of a fire. Dinner includes fresh homemade pasta using eggs from local chickens and a slow simmered braciole over polenta. Appetizers, vegetables, salad, dessert, and nonalcoholic beverages will complete the meal. This event is also BYOB. Admission: $50 member/ $60 nonmember. Call 412-741-6136 to register or…
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Scenes around the Sewickley Valley this week showcase Leetsdale emergency officials being rewarded for exemplary service, shoppers getting ready for Sunday's Super Bowl, and quick looks at Valentine's Day.
Although the Steelers didn't win the Super Bowl, fans will always jump at the chance to cheer them on. This week's photos focus on the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day and recent awards bestowed to local emergency officials.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Buy a cookbook and surprise your sweetheart with a chocolate dessert for Valentine's Day.
Almost every kitchen has a version. "The Three Rivers Cookbooks" are such a household staple that few remember where or how they even got them. Lovingly used and well-stained pages pass from generation to generation. Since 1973, the Child Health Association of Sewickley has published the beloved "Three Rivers Cookbooks." Three Rivers Cookbooks Volumes I through IV have captured the good taste of Pittsburgh and have been treasured by generations of cooks, not only in and around Sewickley, but in kitchens across the country. The highly-acclaimed books have won prestigious awards, including a spot in the Southern Living Community Cookbook Hall of Fame, and contain the best of the best recipes from community cooks, as well as local chefs, …