Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Developers unveil conceptual plans for the cutting-edge sports medicine facility and rink to the township’s planning commission.
With the NHL lockout over, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey is back. And if it you can’t catch the team’s star players on the ice, you may soon see them in Cranberry Township. At a Planning Advisory Commission in Cranberry earlier this week, UPMC and Pittsburgh Penguins took a tentative step closer to partnering on the construction of a cutting edge sports complex in the community. Representatives on Tuesday presented revised concept drawings for the Village of Cranberry Woods, a five-phase plan that includes two hotels, apartments, townhouses and retail space. Taking up a large chunk of the site along Route 228 will be the UPMC/Pens performance center and practice rink. The complex aims to be similar to the UPMC sports performance complex on …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pennsylvania taxpayers can donate all or part of their tax refund to cancer research in the Keystone State through a program called Refunds for Research
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition offers an annual program, Refunds for Research, that allows Pennsylvania taxpayers to help support cancer research in the Keystone State. By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 tax form, taxpayers can donate all or part of their state income tax refunds to breast and cervical cancer research. Every penny contributed goes directly to support PA breast and cervical cancer researchers in Western Pennsylvania and around the state as they work for a cure. Those who donate will join the thousands of Pennsylvania taxpayers who have contributed more than $2.8 million for Pennsylvania-based cancer research. Recent recipients in Western Pennsylvania include the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Carnegie …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Township manager Jerry Andree says facility still is far from a done deal.
Plans are in the infancy stage for the Pittsburgh Penguins to partner with UPMC on a cutting edge performance center and practice rink in Cranberry. "It's really going to be a one-of-the-kind in the country," said Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan. The proposed 150,000 square foot complex would be located in the Cranberry Woods business park off Route 228—near the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn—and offer hockey-related training and injury treatment and prevention. McMillan said the facility would be similar in nature to the UPMC sports performance complex on Pittsburgh's South Side, which is used by the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh and includes sports medicine, practice and training facilities With its attachment to an NHL team …
Monday, June 25, 2012
A state police spokeswoman said an inmate seeking treatment at a UPMC hospital has escaped.
Pennsylvania State Police said a man serving time for aggravated assault checked himself out of a Pittsburgh hospital to escape custody. Inmate Kenneth Gray, 24, of Pittsburgh, was serving a sentence at the Pittsburgh-based Renewal Corrections Center when he was taken to an unspecified UPMC hospital for medical treatment, said state police spokeswoman Trooper Robin Mungo. Mungo said Gray signed himself out of the hospital and is now considered missing. Those with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact authorities at 412.787.2000. Gray is described as a black male standing 5-feet, 8-inches and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, according to police. Like Cranberry Patch on Facebook or follow us on …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Thursday's forum is is free, but reservations are recommended.
Experts from the UPMC Advanced Heart Failure Center will host an educational town hall forum for patients and health care professionals about the latest treatments for severe heart failure, including medical therapy, ventricular assist device therapy, surgical approaches and heart transplantation. About 5.8 million people in the U.S. suffer from heart failure, according to UPMC. Participants will include Christian Bermudez, M.D., UPMC’s chief of cardiothoracic transplantation; Robert Kormos, M.D., director of UPMC’s Artificial Heart Program and co-director of heart transplantation; Ravi Ramani, M.D., UPMC’s associate director of cardiac transplantation, patients and others. It will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at UPMC Passavant–…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Proceeds from the game at North Park will benefit the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
The Seneca Valley varsity ice hockey team will slap sticks with the rival North Allegheny Tigers tonight for a good cause. Organized as part of UPMC and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League’s High School Hockey Outdoor Charity Series, proceeds from the 8 p.m. outdoor matchup at North Park will benefit the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Chris Chiusano, director of public relations for the Seneca Valley team, said players are eager for the game, which might be the only outdoor matchup they participate in during the season. “It’s unusual these days to actually play outdoors, so that in itself is a pretty unique experience for the players,” he said. “In addition, it’s for a really good cause.” …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The former postage facility will house office supplies.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has plans to lease a nearly 150,000-square-foot building on Keystone Drive in Cranberry's Thorn Hill Industrial Park. UPMC spokeswoman Susan Manko said the building, a former bulk postage facility, would be used for storage and distribution of various supplies though UPMC. She said it would not store biomedical supplies. This will be the medical center's second storage facility. Manko said UPMC would continue to use a similar distribution and warehouse center located on Pittsburgh’s South Side. “The building in Cranberry is an expansion of our current supply chain distribution services,” she said. Manko said she could not disclose the terms of the lease. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Saturday event at Cranberry Community Park will raise money for cancer research.
Saturday will be a special day for Jodie Mohnkern. Not only is it her birthday. It also would have been the 38th birthday of her husband, Aaron Mohnkern, who died in January after a six-year battle with a rare form of cancer called pseudomyxoma peritonei. “It used to be cool,” Mohnkern said of their shared birthday. “Now it’s a little bit difficult.” Mohnkern has organized a Wiffleball tournament in memory of her husband that will be played Saturday at Cranberry Community Park. “Hopefully it’s a success and just a good time with the community, family and friends,” Mohnkern said. Because their birthdays fall on a weekend this year, Mohnkern said she hustled to get this first tournament up and running. She hopes the event, which will raise …
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Daylight saving time begins this weekend.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, there really is no set number of hours of sleep that an average adult should get because there are so many variables to consider. Most sleep experts agree, though, that seven to eight hours of sleep is a reasonably accurate number to aim for each night. Anything less might be harmful to your health. Beginning Sunday, we’ll all be getting one less hour of that precious sleep because it’s time again to set our clocks forward. How it Works During the late winter, we lose an hour when we set our clocks forward. In the fall, we gain an hour when we turn our clocks backward. Hence the “spring forward, fall back” phrase to help us remember which direction we’re moving in. During World War I, daylight …