Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Is your Christmas tree losing its needles or looking a little tired? Drop it off to be turned into mulch at a county park near your home or leave it on the curb for Cranberry's collection service.
Oh, Christmas tree. With Christmas come and gone for another year, recycling your Tannenbaum is easy with these local programs. In Cranberry, Christmas trees will be picked up as part of the township’s regular waste collection service from Jan. 7 through Jan. 18. Residents are reminded to remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights before placing the tree on the curb. Allegheny County's fifth annual Christmas tree recycling program also runs through Saturday, Jan. 19 at all nine regional parks. Residents may drop off trees from dawn to dusk daily. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees. The trees will be turned into mulch for use in Allegheny County’s nine regional parks. Trees may be dropped at these locations…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, these guidelines will help you get started.
In this economy—and especially during this time of year—many of us are facing our very own fiscal cliff. While we may not be able to raise revenue as easily as the federal government can, these five steps may help you reach solvency and put savings in the bank, financial planners say. Once you’re free of debt and ready to grow your savings, you can look to financial services companies for investment advice, including banks, insurers and brokers. Good luck! Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Kwanzaa is observed in the United States from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa, which celebrates African-American heritage and culture ends Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here are some facts about the week-long holiday. Tell Us: Do you have any facts about Kwanzaa or Kwanzaa-related events that you would like to share? Write them in the comments section below. This list was compiled with information from City News Service. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Do you give or get gift cards? Do you remember to use them?
Many Cranberry area residents undoubtedly will give or receive gift cards this holiday season. So how much of that money will go unspent? According to Business News Daily, just 75 percent of consumers will spend all the money on their gift cards this year. Eighty five percent of the U.S. population will give gift cards, with sales projected to pass the $110 billion mark, according to a survey by the advisory company CEB TowerGroup. So what's the grand total of unspent gift card money? Leave your best guess in the comments section below. The answer can be found on our Facebook page. Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The bird is just the beginning. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
What would a turkey be on Thanksgiving without its faithful side companions? Often more popular than the turkey itself, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites are staples of the food coma-inducing meal. Try one of the recipes below to bring a new taste to your Thanksgiving feast. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing 1 small squash (acorn and butternut are good choices) for every four people. Cut each squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush sides and inner cavity with olive oil and place flesh-side down on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until flesh is very soft and easily pulls away from the skin. After removing squash from oven, let …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hundreds of residents join Jolly Old St. Nick in kicking off the holiday season in Cranberry.
It’s not even December yet, but Santa Claus already is making his debut in Cranberry. “I have a lot of houses to visit, but I always come to Cranberry first,” he told a cheering crowd in front of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center Friday evening. Arriving on a fire truck decked out in Christmas lights, Santa greeted and high fived area residents before throwing a switch to light the Community Tree on the center's front lawn. About 1,000 people attended the event, which was held the same night as Pittsburgh’s Light-Up Night. The family-friendly event also included performances by the Dutilh United Methodist Church chorus, crafts, cookies and other activities. Santa’s visit also launched the 2012 Cranberry Tree Gallery inside the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Forget reindeer, Santa and Mrs. Claus will board a fire truck into to the township to kick off the holiday season.
We hope you’re on the nice and not the naughty list, because Santa Claus is coming to town. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their first stop in Cranberry Friday, Nov. 16 in front of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center on Rochester Road. The event starts at 7 p.m. Arriving on a specially-commissioned fire truck at about 7:40 p.m., Santa will greet area residents before throwing a switch to light the Community Tree on the center's front lawn. In addition, the event will feature free family activities and crafts. All are welcome at the celebration. The Claus' arrival also launches the 2012 Cranberry Tree Gallery inside the building. After Thursday, Santa will not be back in Cranberry until the “Milk and Cookies with Santa” events on …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
What’s going on in your child’s school? Find out in person when Seneca Valley school officials meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Intermediate High School in Jackson Township. The Board of Supervisors will hold a 2013 Budget Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cranberry Township Municipal Center, Administration Room 203. Santa Claus is coming to town! Help Santa light the tree and enjoy holiday crafts, activities and refreshments as Santa makes his first stop in Cranberry at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov 16 at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Service will host a CPR training event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center in the council chambers. The …
Friday, November 9, 2012
This is the 22nd year for the WeihnachtsMarkt, an outdoor holiday market in the heart of the historic district.
Visitors from around the region will get a taste of traditional Germany without having to leave the country this weekend as the annual WeihnachtsMarkt get underway in Harmony. Based on the open-air Christmas market held in Germany, the WeihnachtsMarkt is sponsored by the Harmony Museum and features a variety of German foods, crafts, activities for kids, antiques, horse-drawn wagon rides, German dancers and much more. Santa and Mrs. Claus also will be making an appearance at the event. Also back is one of the market's most popular attractions, the Gluwien, a traditional German mulled spiced wine that’s served in a collector’s item mug. This year’s WeihnachtsMarkt takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and from 12 to 4 p.m. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
It used to be Black Friday was for the earliest of birds. Not anymore.
It's only one day past Halloween (with trick or treating still to come), but it's already starting to look a lot like Christmas around the Cranberry area. Yup, the early birds no longer wait until Black Friday to do their holiday shopping. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 23, but big retailers and mail-order companies are starting well in advance. Amazon, for example, is beginning its Black Friday on Nov. 14. Step into the local Target, Bed Bath & Beyond or Lowe's and you'll see a full array of Christmas items. Some people, no doubt, will be purchasing gift cards from the most popular establishments in the Cranberry area, listed as our Cranberry Patch 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners. Crazy or crazy smart? Just how early is too early …