The owner of four North Hills grocery stores was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors for a long-running coupon scheme that bilked nearly $300,000 from manufacturers.
A Ross Township real estate investment and development firm Friday closed on the purchase of a building previously occupied by Verizon at the RIDC Park in Marshall Township, according to a company partner.
North Park Skating Rink was the site of the “Give Hockey a Shot” program on Jan. 25 where children had the chance to learn the basics of hockey. Former Pittsburgh Penguin and Stanley Cup champion Tyler Kennedy was on hand to offer instruction and encouragement as kids of all skill levels were able to learn more about the game. The event was sponsored by the Penguins Foundation. In addition to Kennedy, other coaches and hockey players were on hand to share their knowledge.
Throughout our lives, each of us will periodically need professional assistance. For example, most of us will require legal counsel and all of us will need medical care. Many times upon receiving those services we lambaste the service provider for overcharging and ‘ripping us off.”
A Christmas concert titled “Let Your Heart Be Light” was held at the Kearns Spirituality Center on Dec. 7 and 8. The North Hills Chorale performed this special concert in the Visitation Chapel to help the community get into the spirit of the season. The event was free and open to the public.
The inaugural Turkey Bowl was hosted by the North Hills Youth Football Association at McKnight Village Field in Ross on Nov. 23. General admission was free but guests were asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Hills Food Pantry.
From a robotic surgery tool that helps detect lung cancer sooner, to new alternatives to open-heart surgery, UPMC executives announced Monday a slew of major investments into expanding the health care system’s services, equipment and doctors available in the North Hills.
Before hosting the 2019 Steelers Alumni Weekend Dinner at Heinz Field, Merril Hoge will be appearing at The Tiny Bookstore in Ross Township on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hoge will be at the store to promote his most recent book, “Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football.”
Volunteers came to North Park on Nov. 2 to help improve the eco-system by planting trees, mulching, weeding, and installing deer protectors. To learn more about the organization or to get involved in future projects, go to pghsakuraproject.org.
The annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at Little Hill United Methodist Church is a place where people can find interesting items that are perfect gifts for the holiday season. The church is at 2350 Magee Rd. in Sewickley. Follow them on Facebook at @LittleHillUMC.
The “Western Pennsylvania Fall Greenhouse Meeting,” hosted by Penn State Extension, will provide research-based information for greenhouse growers on pest and disease control, proper cultural practices, new varieties of plants and marketing ideas.
Students from Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do participated in black belt testing on Saturday, Oct. 19, at North Hills High School’s gymnasium. Students from multiple Young Brothers locations throughout the region took part in the testing.
There will be a Genealogy Lock-in from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18, at Northland Public Library. The library is partnering with the North Hills Genealogists Club for an after-hours program of hands-on research.
The Fall Festival at Soergel Orchards in Franklin Park is always a popular event as it offers a multitude of activities for people of all ages. Every weekend through October, the Fall Festival activities include a wide-variety of food and beverages, pumpkin and apple picking, tractor rides, a kiddie train, art activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, a working sluice to pan for gems, and much more.
For nearly three decades, Suzanne Vincent and her sister, Jean Vincent, have used their psychic abilities in a variety of capacities, including working as ghost hunters, psychic profilers, mediums and assisting in criminal investigations.
On Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m., at 400 Hillvue Lane (the Transportation Building next to North Allegheny Intermediate High, off of Perry Highway in McCandless), interested candidates will receive a first-hand look at careers with North Allegheny’s Transportation Department, along with the opportunity to learn more about the growing team of bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, and transportation staff.
Here are some of the upcoming programs being offered at Northland Public Library. Some require registration online at northlandlibrary.org or by calling 412-366-8100. The library is at 300 Cumberland Road in McCandless.
Christ Episcopal Church will hold their second annual Good Stuff Sale on Oct. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The sale includes close to 30 tables where a multitude of items will be sold by individual church members and vendors, including crafts, specialty soaps, collections, home goods, and the “Big Big Bake Sale.”
Terrifying Tales from the Cabin will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Jones-Neely Log House in Blueberry Hill Park — Have you ever experienced the fear of staying in a haunted house? Are you convinced you’ve had a close encounter with a ghost or spirit?
The closure of Highland Road between Oneida Avenue and Terrace Drive in the Town of McCandless was moved to Friday, Oct. 11. The closure, which will take place between 9 a.m. and noon, was originally scheduled for Oct. 10. Recent rain changed the availability of a crane needed for installation of pipe extensions.