Monday, February 18, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around town this week.
Seneca Valley students have no school Monday in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Find out what else is opened and what’s closed on this federal, state, and county holiday by clicking here. Registrations are currently being accepted for Fall 2013 in the Center for Early Education inside the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. Meet the instructors and tour the school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at the facility on Rochester Road. With the Lenten season here, it’s Friday fish fry time in the Cranberry area, including at many local churches. For the Patch Fish Fry Guide, click here. You can bet your bottom dollar that this is going to be a great performance. Annie kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Hollen Barmer turned her love of fish fries into a map to chart the many places to find Friday fish for Lent.
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 Pittsburgh 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 to use the…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Feb. 13 marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Here is a list of services planned at area parishes.
Lent is the season of reflection and fasting leading to Easter. Cranberry Patch brings you a list of area churches offering services on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, the beginning of the Lenten season. Where will you attend Ash Wednesday services? Is there a service we missed that we should add to our list? Tell us in the comment section below. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Here's the scoop on fish frys around the area.
Lent started Feb. 22, and many people will abstain from eating meat products on Fridays—or through the entire season, which ends April 7, the Saturday before Easter. To help those home cooks—and encourage a sense of community in the effort—local churches and other organizations are offering the traditional weekly fish frys. Below is a listing of where and when you can purchase dinners and sandwiches—whether you're celebrating Lent or just looking for a yummy meal. Remember: It's never too late to submit your group's fish fry information. Feel free to do so in the comments or shoot an email to Editor Jessica Sinichak at Jessica.Sinichak@patch.com. St. Ferdinand Catholic Church St. Kilian Parish Zelienople Memorial Skate Park Fish Fry St…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Here is a list of services planned at area churches.
Lent is the season of reflection and fasting leading to Easter. Cranberry Patch brings you a list of area churches offering services on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Christians around the area begin holy season.
Millions of Christians around the world will be marking the beginning of Lent today by observing Ash Wednesday. Several churches in the Pine-Richland and Cranberry communities will mark the day with Ash Wednesday services. For some religions, that includes the imposition of ashes – when the foreheads are marked with ashes. “The whole act of marking with ashes is very symbolic,” explained Father Tom Sparacino, pastor of St. Richard Catholic Church in Richland Township. Father Tom, as he is known to his congregation continued, “The ashes are a real mark to remind us of our sins, but also to remind us that we are dust to dust, ashes to ashes.” The ashes are typically made from the palms used in last year's Palm Sunday services and blessed, …