Saturday, January 5, 2013
Jonell Hart, whose home was one of two struck by bullets, says a slug also went through the armchair where he normally sits.
Another Cranberry resident whose home was hit by bullets shot off during a New Year’s Eve party in his neighborhood said one of the stray slugs landed right near his feet. “The ball drops at midnight and a couple seconds later there was debris falling around the house,” Jonell Hart said. Hart’s home was one of at least two homes in the Fernway plan hit by bullets just after midnight on New Year’s Eve. There were no injuries in the incident, which Cranberry Police continue to investigate. After police interviewed partygoers at the Robinhood Drive house where the shots were fired, Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said he expects charges to be filed next week. The guns were shot at the ground and in the air during the celebration, he said. Some of the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A homeowner says she was terrified after shots fired during a New Year’s Eve celebration shattered glass in her bedroom and living room.
Cranberry Police continue to investigate after bullets stuck at least two homes in the Fernway plan on New Year’s Eve. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said the shots were fired at the ground and in the air around midnight during a party at a home on Robinhood Drive in Cranberry. Some of the bullets went through the walls and windows of homes on Sherwood Drive and Lincolnshire Drive. No one was injured in the incident. “It was very fortunate,” Mascellino said. Renee Piroth, who lives in one of the houses struck by bullets, said she and her husband had just gotten into bed when she heard a loud boom. “We went out and checked and there was nothing, so we went back to bed,” she said. Moments later, the couple heard another loud boom—this one much closer…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia.
The borough will ring in the New Year at 6 p.m., which is midnight in Germany.
Harmony will return to its German roots New Year’s Eve with its annual Silvester celebration. In Germany, New Year's Eve is widely known as Silvester, a tradition that originated as feasts commemorating the death of Pope Sylvester on the final day of 335 AD, according to the Harmony Museum. On Monday, Harmony, which was founded in 1804 by Germans organized as the Harmony Society, will welcome 2013 at 6 p.m., midnight in Germany, with a countdown and a fireworks show. There also will be entertainment throughout the day. The family friendly fun kicks off at 2 p.m. with activities that include tours, a German dinner, the German tradition of guessing what the New Year might bring from the shapes of melted bits of lead and a short comedic film…
How should you dress for New Year's Eve? If you're planning to be outdoors that night, better bundle up and remember your boots. Same goes for New Year's Day.
Headed to First Night for New Year's Eve? No matter where you are going in the Western Pennsylvania area, it will be cold with the chance of light snow. Here is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget.
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The annual event downtown includes lots of fun activities for visitors.
Ring in 2013 with fellow Pittsburghers at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The family-friendly event is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and sponsored by Highmark. First Night provides visitors the opportunity to ring in the new year while celebrating the arts—dance, music, theater, comedy, hands-on activities and more. Several of the city's theaters will host a variety of performances. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the Dollar Bank children's fireworks display and a performance by American Idol finalist—and Washington County resident—Adam Brock & The Soul Band (at the stage on Seventh Street and Penn Avenue). A parade begins at 8 p.m. and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform at 10:45 p.m. on the Highmark stage on Penn …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
This event in downtown Pittsburgh promises a lot of activities, events and fun for those who attend.
Pittsburghers can ring in the new year with tons to do at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday with several activities being held throughout downtown Pittsburgh. First Night is a unique, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration focused on the arts. Held in more than 200 cities worldwide, the Pittsburgh festival is centered in the Cultural District and is a production of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. First Night Pittsburgh has something for everyone, from children’s activities and performances by nationally known musicians, to installations by local artists and a spectacular fireworks finale. Visitors can enjoy swing dancing, juggling, arts and crafts, ice carving, a magic show, the First Night …
Buses to run on amended schedules and access to parking garages will be changed during annual festivities and parade.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Revelers headed to Downtown Pittsburgh tonight for New Year's Eve should note that the Port Authority of Allegheny County will enact detours on about 20 bus routes and numerous streets will be closed due to First Night activities. First Night-related detours are scheduled to begin at approximately 10 a.m. today and will be in effect through the end of service tonight. Riders should allow for extra time when traveling on New Year’s Eve and through the holiday weekend, when Port Authority bus, light-rail "T" and incline service will follow these schedules: For more information, call Port Authority customer service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, 412-231-7007. The customer service line is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Both celebrations will offer great family fun.
After the packages are open and the dust settles post-Christmas, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebration. Of course, Pittsburgh has a great "First Night" celebration each year on Dec. 31. Thousands of people gather in the city for a safe, fun way to welcome in the New Year. Officially called Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012, there are some great entertainment acts lined up for this year’s event. Things will kick off at 6 p.m., and early visitors can take in the holiday decorations that still are up and glowing around our beautiful city. First Night buttons allow access to all of the activities slated for New Year’s Eve. The buttons are $8 if purchased in advance and $10 the night of the event. When you buy the …