Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Get your tickets to cash in on the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
UPDATE: The Powerball Wednesday was boosted to $550 million, the largest jackpot in its history. If you can manage to get to local stores to buy a Powerball ticket by 9:59 p.m. Wednesday, you could be millions of dollars richer. The estimated Powerball jackpot was boosted to $500 million today, after previously sitting at $425 million, according to the Powerball website. Lottery officials have described this as the largest jackpot in its history with an estimated cash payout of $327.4 million. The previous top windfall of $365 million was claimed by eight co-workers in Lincoln, NE, in 2006. Powerball numbers on Saturday claimed more than 2 million winners on the Nov. 24 drawing, but no jackpot winners were among the 42 participating …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Moon Plaza grocery store will soon expand its offerings, now that it's obtained a license permitting limited liquor sales.
Giant Eagle plans to expand its Moon Township location with a cafe that will include beer and wine on the menu. The Moon Township Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved a restaurant liquor license for the University Boulevard store, said Moon communications director Alexis Sargeant. In addition to the cafe, which will feature indoor and outdoor seating, the grocery chain will expand the store's prepared foods, deli and bakery sections. Sargeant said the expansion will add 50 new jobs to the Moon Township location. The cafe's menu will feature premium and craft beers alongside other food items. "There will be a two-beer limit per person," Sargeant said of cafe. "It will be more like how the (Robinson Township) Market District is…
Monday, October 22, 2012
In July 1979, Carol Jursik picked up some groceries on her way home from jogging but vanished just 10 houses from her front porch.
Life seemed like it was on the right path for Carol Jursik that July evening in 1979 as she jogged with a housemate. A nationally ranked college woman fencer and possible contender for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, Carol, 24, was a Penn State graduate student working for the summer at the U.S. Steel Corp. in Monroeville through a cooperative job program. Carol and a friend, Michael Pierce, had jogged 15 miles together the night of July 30 before they separated at roughly 9:15 p.m. about one mile from the home, which had been converted into apartments, on Murrayhill Avenue (also spelled Murray Hill) in Squirrel Hill they shared with four other friends. Carol continued on to the Squirrel Hill Giant Eagle supermarket on Murray Avenue at …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Product has been off the shelves in Sewickley since January recall.
Migraine sufferers, relief is in sight. Novartis, the manufacturer of Excedrin, announced Monday in an email to customers that Excedrin Migraine, which has been off the market since a January recall, is being shipped to stores this week. Novartis said that Excedrine Migraine should be back on store shelves in the next few weeks. The Rite-Aid pharmacy on Beaver Street in Sewickley said it has not had Excedrine Migraine in stock for some time and couldn't predict when or if it would arrive. The store does carry the Rite Aid product brand. The pharmacy department at Giant Eagle in Leetsdale also does not have a set date for the product to be back on the shelves, but it also offers a generic over-the-counter alternative that is currently in …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Giant Eagle will keep the same prices on hundreds of items through the holidays.
Giant Eagle is locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items customers purchase most. Even if costs go up, prices for these items will not change. "Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices, and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought," said Lisa Henriksen, Giant Eagle senior vice president of marketing. "Our Low Price Lock program will help Giant Eagle customers manage through this uncertainty during the holiday season, and make it easier to plan gatherings and budget-friendly meals with prices on many popular everyday and seasonal items locked, or in some cases reduced. Our Low Price Lock is yet another way for …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The first of the job fairs is Saturday, Sept. 22.
Giant Eagle will host two job fairs on Saturday, Sept. 22 and 29 at the Holiday Inn, 4859 McKnight Road, to fill a combined 550 positions in the northern suburbs of Allegheny County. The grocery store chain is looking for employees for the future Valu King on McKnight Road, the Giant Eagle stores in Shaler, Bellevue, Ross Township, and Fox Chapel, and GetGo locations in Cranberry and Ross Township. Positions include management, food preparation, grocery, meat cutters, deli, bakery, clerks and cashiers. No appointment is necessary. Applicants may simply attend the job fair between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Interested persons can also apply in advance online at Careers.GiantEagle.com and Valu-King.com/careers. Keeping up with news in the …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Jones, a Pirates' first basemen/outfielder, meets Robinson Township-area fans at Settlers Ridge.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Take our poll and vote for the best bakery in the Sewickley Valley so we can find out which is the Readers' Choice 2012 winner.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Farmer's Market bagged salads were recalled by Giant Eagle because they might be contaminated with listeria.
Monday, May 21, 2012
River Ranch Fresh Foods has expanded a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism was found following routine random retail salad finished product tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration. Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market, which is sold at Giant Eagle. The varieties include Farmer's Market Garden Supreme, Garden Salad, Leafy Romaine, American Salad, Parisian Blend, Romaine Garden Salad and Shredded Lettuce. The recalled retail and …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Our series asks readers for ideas, thoughts and opinions on what should fill vacant storefronts in the Sewickley Patch.
The Quaker Village Beer Distributor in Leetsdale closed in January 2011 and has been empty ever since. Customers who frequented the beer distributor, near the state Wine & Spirits store, said they were sorry to see it go. Borough officials remembered the store as one of the original stores in the Quaker Village Shopping Center dating back to the 1960s. The distributor is located in the middle of the plaza, near the post office. One of the positive's of the distributor is its accessibility from Route 65 and Beaver Street. Located in the middle of the plaza, the space is also in close proximity to salons, shops, restaurants, gasoline and, of course, the renovated Giant Eagle supermarket and pharmacy. So tell us Patch readers. What do you …