Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Jackie Evancho is scheduled to present the third annual "Jackie Evancho Award" at the finals.
Several local youths advanced Sunday to the finals of the 2013 Kean Quest Talent Search. Sabrina Knox and Karac O’Brien, both of Valencia, and Jordann Versaw, of Mars, were among the 14 performers chosen in the first round to move onto the finals at the Kean Theatre in Richland Township. Paige Hurbanek of Cranberry Township and Marlee Manuel of Connoquenessing were among 13 chosen in the second round to move forward. Kean Quest, formerly Kean Idol, will host the Youth Finals at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 Jackie Evancho is schedule to appear when she presents the third annual “Jackie Evancho Award.” The award is presented to a contestant who, like Jackie, has competed in Kean Quest for two or more years, works hard, never gives up and …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The presentation looks at your personal health numbers. Free health screenings will be offered to check cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
Just in time for a chocolate-laden Valentine’s Day comes a presentation that might make you think twice before you take a bite of that sinfully delicious fruit of the cacao tree. “Take Control of Your Health—Know Your Numbers” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia. Representatives from the Center for Pharmacy Services of Duquesne University will discuss the importance of knowing your personal health numbers of total cholesterol, triglycerides, body mass index, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and blood sugar. Following the presentation, free health screenings will be offered to check cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Duquesne …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Breea Bonnett, 11, of Natrona Heights, wins the Audience Choice Award.
Thirteen singers—including youths from Gibsonia and Valencia—are moving on to the next level in the 2013 Kean Quest Talent Search. Hayden Unitas, of Gibsonia, and Sabrina Knox, of Valencia, are among 24 acts that performed Sunday in the first round of the fundraising talent competition at the Kean Theatre in Richland Township. Breea Bonnett, 11, Natrona Heights, won the Audience Choice Award during her performance at Kean Quest, formerly Kean Idol. Based on scores from a panel of judges, these singers will move onto semi-final competition on Sunday, March 17. The competition continues through April 5. The semi-finalists are: WPXI-TV's Trisha Pittman was the emcee. Signups still are being accepted for the Youth Preliminary Rounds and …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Chris Denem recreates the legendary superstar’s classic and traditional hits.
The classic hits of legendary superstar Neil Diamond will be performed Saturday during a tribute performance by Chris Denem at the Kean Theatre. “Solitary Man”, “Holly Holy” and “America” are on tap for the 8 p.m. show at the theater on the St. Barnabas campus in Richland Township. (Set your GPS for 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.) Ticket prices range from $18 to $38. The Mount Vernon Restaurant offers attendees a pre-show dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $23 with the purchase of a show ticket. The restaurant is in Washington Place, the same building that houses the Kean Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 724-444-5326 (KEAN) or visiting www.KeanTheatre.com. Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Lois Siess, an 84-year-old great-grandmother who lives at The Arbors at St. Barnabas, received Hawaiian-themed gift.
With a blue lei around his neck, Gov. Tom Corbett presented the final gift of the Presents for Patients 2012 season Thursday at a Hawaiian-themed Christmas celebration at St. Barnabas' Valencia campus. Lois Siess, an 84-year-old great-grandmother who lives at The Arbors at St. Barnabas, received a picture book about Hawaii, suntan lotion, a beach towel and hat. The gift honored her fond memories of a trip to Hawaii with her late husband, Richard. "Oh how nice," Siess exclaimed as she opened her present. "I'll have a lot of enjoyment going through this. ... I'll remember this forever." In addition to presenting the final gift for the 2012 season, the governor and his wife, Susan, were named honorary chairs for the 2013 Presents for …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Gifts sought for nursing home residents.
When St. Barnabas lit its 90-foot-high Christmas tree Thursday night, it also illuminated a need. The tree lighting was part of the Country Christmas celebration at the Richland campus that kicked off the 29th Presents For Patients® campaign. It brightens the holidays for long-term care residents by matching them with a visitor who personally delivers a gift. Paul Cathmar of the Arbors at St. Barnabas received the first gift—a cowboy hat and country Christmas CDs—at Thursday night's festivities. The goal of this year’s campaign is serve more than 30,700 patients at 353 facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Presents For Patients® is operated as a community outreach program by St. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Presents for Patients® celebrates 29th season with community night on St. Barnabas campus in Richland Township.
Looking for an old-fashioned holiday celebration with horse-drawn hayrides, hot cocoa by a bonfire, Christmas carols, a tree lighting and Santa? The public is invited to the free Country Christmas community night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday that kicks off the 29th annual Presents for Patients® campaign at St. Barnabas' Gibsonia campus at 5827 Meridian Road in Richland Township. Zambelli fireworks will cap the night. The event is designed to showcase the benefits of the Presents for Patients® program that brightens the holidays for long-term care residents by matching them with a visitor who personally delivers a gift. Those in attendance are asked to bring a new unwrapped gift for a nursing home patient. Suggested items include warm …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Continuing a tradition that began in 1900, St. Barnabas Charities will provide free holiday meals to community members alone or in need. Free, traditional turkey dinners, complete with all the trimmings, will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the two nursing homes operated by St. Barnabas Health System. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the dining room of St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 5827 Meridian Road, Gibsonia. The dinners will also be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the dining room at Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary by calling St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia at (724) 443-0700, or Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas in Valencia…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Johnny Angel & The Halos wow audiences with holiday standards, rock-n-roll Christmas carols and fun specialty numbers with Pittsburgh flavor, such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ Dahntahn.”
Johnny Angel & The Halos will bring their effervescent energy to a Christmas concert at the Kean Theatre with holiday standards, rock-n-roll Christmas carols and fun specialty numbers with Pittsburgh flavor, such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ Dahntahn.” The Christmas show will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15. The Kean Theatre is located at 5847 Meridian Road on the St. Barnabas campus in Richland Township. Dinner is offered at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Restaurant, which is in the same building as the Kean Theatre. Tickets are $33 for the show only; dinner and the show cost $55. Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2011 provided more than $5.2 million to poor and …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Jaira Burns of Vandergrift wins Audience Choice Award in Vocal Round 5.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Aspiring singers continue to vie for the top spots in the 2012 Kean Quest Talent Search, formerly called Kean Idol. Semi-finalists chosen in the first five rounds will compete in Sunday's semi-final competition at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Kean Theatre on the St. Barnabas campus in Richland Township. The finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 30. Winners will be presented with the title of Audience Choice and Judges' Choice. Tickets are available at the door for $10; proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund. Jaira Burns, 15, of Vandergrift, won the Audience Choice Award by playing guitar and singing “Man Down” by Rhianna. Based on scores from a panel of judges, Jaira and six other contestants moved on to Sunday's semi-final …