Friday, February 22, 2013
Hollen Barmer turns her love of fish fries into a map to chart the many neighborhood spots where Friday fish is found during the holy season.
Leave it to a non-Pittsburgh native to find a way to let all yinz know about where to find fish n'at for Lent. Hollen Barmer, a writer/editor for Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, has found all the fish fries Western Pennsylvania has to offer—and a way to add those she might have missed. "I decided to make the first map in 2012 because I'd been enjoying going to fish fries for a few years and wanted to see all the options based on location," explained Barmer, who moved here from Memphis, TN, 13 years ago to attend graduate school at CMU. "Even though I've lived in Pittsburgh for almost 13 years, I don't know all the neighborhoods. On top of that, I am terrible with directions. I thought other people might be able…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow is expected to taper before midnight.
It could be a slippery rush hour Monday. The National Weather Service is predicting a quick moving storm will move through the western Pennsylvania area Monday afternoon and evening. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The superstar goes back to the place where she grew up—what do you think she said?
Did you know that pop star Christina Aguilera grew up in Western Pennsylvania? On a whim, Aguilera pays a visit to her childhood home in Wexford, all of which is captured in the YouTube video. The current residents invited her in to look around. This video was uploaded in April 2010. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook This story originally appeared on North Allegheny Patch. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Experts explain why prices in Ohio are up to 50 cents a gallon cheaper than Western Pennsylvania. See which Sewickley area stations are lowest.
If you live in Cleveland, there's a good chance you could fill up your tank for about $3 a gallon, and that's more than 40 cents a gallon cheaper than in the Sewickley area, according to the AAA. Drivers in five states (Wyo., Utah, Colo., Okla. and Minn.) currently pay less than $3 per gallon at the pump, while only drivers in Hawaii pay more than $4 per gallon, the AAA said. Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, told the Post Gazette that said prices vary for several reasons. One is a different state gas tax rate, which favor Ohio at $46.4 cents a gallon, or 4.3 cents below Pennsylvania's 50.7 cents. Another reason, Lenard said, is because different pipelines and gasoline refineries and wholesalers …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Troy Bogdan of Bridgeville says he caught the “acting bug” after a back injury sidelined him from working on his Crawford County organic farm last April. He played an extra in the new movie "Promised Land" that hit theaters Friday.
Troy Bogdan, an organic farmer living in Bridgeville, says he caught the “acting bug” after a back injury sidelined him from working on his Crawford County farm last year. An audition for a role as an extra last May has snowballed into a flurry of acting parts in several movies filming around western Pennsylvania, including the major production of “Promised Land,” which opened in theaters Friday morning. “I’ve been a fan of movies all my life, but I never thought I would be working for them,” Bogdan said. “It’s a hobby and we’ll see where it goes. I don’t have any expectations of being a movie star, but maybe it can lead to part-time income to supplement the farm income. I’ll do it as long as I’m still having fun.” The work started after …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Allegheny, Butler, Beaver and other counties in the region.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service forecasts 3 to 5 inches of snow in its updated winter weather advisory issued at 10:05 p.m. Thursday. The weather service forecasts rain will change to light snow late Thursday and the snow intensity will increase Friday afternoon and night. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Thursday for snow and blowing snow and warns that travel will be difficult because of slippery roads and reduced visibility. The advisory is in effect from late Thursday night into Saturday for Allegheny, Butler, Beaver and other counties in the Pittsburgh metropolitan region as well as Ohio and West Virginia. About 4 to 6 inches of snow is expected to accumulate. Strong winds will cause snow to blow and …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A small snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush-hour commute.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
A light snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush hour commute. Western Pennsylvania is expected to receive between a half-inch to just under an inch of snow by the time most people are waking up to head to work. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter storm warning lasting from 8 p.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Two to five inches of snow could accumulate throughout the day, with temperatures in the low-30s, according to the service. The service reports motorists could face snow-covered roads and limited visiblity. Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, said light is expected to move into the area around 2 a.m. Tuesday and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Read all of the Hurricane Sandy updates on how the storm affected the Sewickley area and the commonwealth.
The Pittsburgh area braced for high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding through Tuesday morning, and thankfully the end result wasn't so bad. Sewickley Patch brought continuous coverage of the storm and how it affected local schools, trick-or-treat times, local businesses and traffic on local roads. Below are links to all of the stories related to Hurricane Sandy and its impact on Western Pennsylvania. If you have any information or photos to share, upload them to this story or write in the comments section. The National Weather Service has lifted a flood warning for Allegheny County and surrounding areas. The warning, which went into effect at 6 p.m. Monday, included Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Greene, Indiana, …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The crew coach for Pine Richland High School will row today for the Romanian team in the 2012 London Olympics.
A certain irony exists when you hear Olympian Florin Curuea dubbed a hometown hero by his Pine-Richland cheering section. His hometown, after all, is in Romania. The crew coach for Pine-Richland High School and the founder of the Pittsburgh Rowing Club has a special place within the hearts of his friends and students, who row out of Groveton Boat Club in Robinson Township, close to Neville Island on the Ohio River. “He’s very passionate about his friends and his sport,” said Curuea’s close friend and fellow rowing coach, Mark Roberts. Rowing Around the World It’s that passion that led Curuea to Pittsburgh in the first place. Curuea came to the states in 2006 on an O-1 Visa, which allowed him in the U.S. based solely on his excellence in …