Friday, May 17, 2013
Children living with social, physical and mental challenges can find nature-themed treatment at Glade Run Adventures in Zelienople.
Children living with social, physical and mental challenges, can find nature-themed treatment at Glade Run Adventures in Zelienople. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, programs are individualized for children of all ages and special needs levels, including some adults who are facing challenges and an 18-month-old who uses therapy to aid in balance and gross motor control. Middlesex resident Liz Ward, whose three sons attend throughout the year, described the program to the Trib as a chance for therapy that is effective yet “fun.” The year-round therapeutic animal, horticultural and agricultural therapies are offered through Glade Run Lutheran Services, a Zelienople non-profit that provides behavioral health, education and social…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The landmark Zelienople restaurant has been embroiled in disputes and litigation
since it closed almost two years ago.
The owner of the landmark Kaufman House restaurant in Zelienople tells the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that he hopes to reopen in the fall—but isn't exactly sure when it will happen. The 110-year-old restaurant at 105 South Main St. has been closed since Oct. 5 2011, when a devastating fire caused about $300,000 in damage. The fire started in a kitchen gas-fired broiler and spread into the exhaust ducts. The Trib reports the restaurant's closing resulted in the loss of 50 jobs and a loss to the local economy in the borough of about 3,800 people. The newspaper reports that Ken Pilarski, who purchased the restaurant in 1974, has been embroiled in disputes and litigation with insurance, restoration and cleaning companies ever since. Countywide …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Calvin Singles is a casual social networking group for singles in the Zelienople area and beyond.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Randy Herbe, owner of Z Town Cafe, also hosts a $1 spaghetti dinner every month.
A Zelienople restaurant owner is helping to feed flocks of people through a ministry he runs called Feed My Sheep. Twice a week Randy Herbe, owner of Z Town Cafe and Catering in Zelienople, heads down to the Boulevard of the Allies and feeds anywhere from 20 to 100 people in Downtown Pittsburgh, the Tribune Review reports. He and and a team of about 10 volunteers prepare the dinners, set up tables and serve the meals starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Feed My Sheep, run through the North Hills Church of Christ, began serving nourishing meals to the less fortunate more than a decade ago and has continued the effort each week despite the weather conditions, according to the ministry's website. In addition to meals, the ministry …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Construction is taking place on West New Castle Street.
Motorists in Zelienople may want to avoid the borough’s railroad tracks. According to PennDOT, a lane restriction will be in place starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 on Route 288 (West New Castle Street) at Market Street to perform work on the railroad tracks and crossing. Traffic will be restricted to a flagger-controlled single lane, PennDOT said. The restriction is expected to be in place until 5 pm. Traffic will flow in alternating directions while the work is being performed. Congestion and delays are likely in the area, according to PennDOT. Drivers are urged to seek alternative routes. PennDOT also reminds motorists to slow down, minimize distractions and to be alert in the work zone.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Plus, learn more about the Northern Nightmares tour through Zelienople and Harmony.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Strand Theater has brewed up a totally unique approach to its annual Northern Nightmares festival. The nonprofit theater has contracted with professional touring company Enchante Cabaret to bring its original live production, Witches Brew, to Zelienople for the final weekend of October. Witches Brew blends Broadway and pop music into an original storyline about The Witch of Halloween, who schemes to make every day All Hallow’s Eve. This production may be Halloween-themed, but, in keeping with Northern Nightmares’ tradition, the show is family-friendly, and contains lavish costumes and set design, as well as popular music and plenty of excitement, suspense and intrigue. Enchante' Cabaret is a professional performing arts company that …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The famous mentalist says he has made a prediction for the upcoming presidential election—but won't reveal it until after Nov. 2.
Most people are happy to receive a paycheck by mail, or perhaps with a nice, easy automatic deposit to their checking accounts—or handed to them by a boss. But most people aren’t The Amazing Kreskin. The famed mentalist, who has made appearances with talk show hosts ranging from the legendary Merv Griffin to Jimmy Fallon, is known for finding his appearance fees hidden somewhere—and that could mean anywhere—in the theater where he’s performing. A typical Kreskin event includes the mentalist (real name: George Joseph Kresge) handing over his payment to a few people within the audience, strangers to him, while other attendees escort him from the theater. When he reenters the theater, he said he reads people’s minds to find his check. “I will…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Motorists on I-79 can expect more congestion near the exit to Seneca Valley’s secondary campus with new lane restrictions. Plus, road improvements on Route 19 in Marshall continue to tie up traffic.
Cranberry area commuters may not be able to catch a traffic break for several more months. On Tuesday, PennDOT announced the closure of the travel lanes on Interstate 79 North and South near the Zelienople exit. The lane restrictions will be in place for the next month as part of the work on a five-bridge preservation project costing $2.2 million. Motorists can expect congestion and delays in high-volume traffic periods, according to PennDOT. The project is expected to be complete by early November. Traffic also continues to be tied up on Route 19 at the border of Cranberry and Marshall Township near the Thorn Hill Industrial Park. The $3.68 million project, which started in mid-August, aims to improve Warrendale Bayne Road between Route …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Evans City teen went missing in 1981 after leaving work to buy cold medicine.
Michele Reidenbach smiled for the camera as she posed for her senior pictures on Sept. 22, 1981. A senior at Seneca Valley High School in Jackson Township, Butler County, she had saved up $100, tucked in a drawer at home, to pay for her class ring. The 16-year-old from Evans City, like other seniors, had the exciting, final year of high school ahead. After school that day, she went to her part-time job at Mel-Den TV and Appliance, a store at 240 South Main St. in Zelienople, where she addressed envelopes and wrote advertisements for the owners. At 4 p.m., she left her job to walk to a Rite-Aid pharmacy located a half block away to buy cold medicine. A clerk at the store confirmed that she purchased the medicine and left the store. The last…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The men are charged with taking part in more than a dozen burglaries across Butler, Allegheny and Beaver counties last winter.
Four Zelienople area men will stand trial after being charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of guns, backpack blowers and other property during a string of daytime burglaries last year in Butler, Allegheny and Beaver counties. Playing a central role in the charges is 28-year-old Stephen M. Rausch, of Magill Road, Zelienople, who admitted to taking part in more than a dozen burglaries last November and December, according to a criminal complaint. Rausch will be formally arraigned Sept. 11 at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas along with The men waived their Aug. 3 preliminary hearings before District Justice David Kovach in Cranberry. The arrests followed a joint investigation involving police agencies from the three …