Verona Council makes moves to increase police presence in borough
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Verona Council makes moves to increase police presence in borough
Verona Council members have been seeing returns on their efforts to enhance recruitment and retention of police officers. Borough officials have had struggles staffing the police department after its chief, Ron McLemore, was assaulted during a domestic violence call in November, leaving him unable to work. Sgt. Jerry Frankos was
'We're on our knees': Family continues to push government to help bring Marc Fogel home
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'We're on our knees': Family continues to push government to help bring Marc Fogel home
The family now has three goals, and each one leads to the next. Force those in power to say Marc Fogel's name. Have the U.S. State Department designate him as wrongfully detained. Bring the Oakmont teacher home from Russia, where he has been held for nearly three years. "We don't
Looking for childcare in the Monroeville area? Haven Childcare Center is enrolling now!
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Looking for childcare in the Monroeville area? Haven Childcare Center is enrolling now!
Raise your hand if you have been affected by the massive waitlists at most childcare centers. Unfortunately, the lack of daycare availibility is not uncommon these days. I have spoken with many families who have contacted at minimum 7-10 daycares, all of which have significant waitlists projected into the next year. Families struggle on one income, do no always have relatives available for care, and the general options for care outside the home are limited and dwindling. Haven Childcare Center (coming August 19th, 2024) is a new, up and coming childcare facility that is located within Reclamation Community Center. One of the main priorities of Reclamation Community Center is to serve the surrounding community. What better way to serve the community than to provide a much needed service that benefits parents and children alike? Haven Childcare Center has three amazing programs to help meet the wide variety of family needs. Our daycare program accepts children ages 6 weeks to 5 years which runs 7am-6pm Monday-Friday. Our traditional preschool program is for ages 3-5 from 9am-12pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our hybrid homeschool program is designed for families already utilizing homeschool instruction for grades PreK-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm. Haven Chidlcare Center makes a committment to provide safe, high-quality childcare facilitated by well educated, thoroughly trained educators whose passion is helping children grow and learn. Haven is a faith and project based center that prioritizes the outdoors and hands-on learning experiences. Please visit our website for more information and to book a tour! Feel free to contact the Director of Childcare Services, Olivia, by phone at 412-376-9351 or via email at olivia@havenchildcare.org
5 Reasons Why Professional Pressure Washing Is a Game-Changer for Your Property's Appeal
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When it comes to maintaining and enhancing the look of your property, there's hardly anything as impactful as professional pressure washing. This method has increasingly become a go-to solution for...
Market begins heating up for 2025 U.S. Open rental properties in and around Oakmont
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Market begins heating up for 2025 U.S. Open rental properties in and around Oakmont
A rental frenzy is underway in Oakmont and surrounding communities in anticipation of the 2025 U.S. Open Championship. Some homeowners already are looking to cash in, potentially raking in big bucks, by renting out their homes to golf fans, who will be flocking to the borough for the June 12
In brief: Plum, Oakmont area events, week of June 17, 2024
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In brief: Plum, Oakmont area events, week of June 17, 2024
Plum approves GAMA Sports Training development Plum Council has approved plans for the expansion of a sports training facility in the borough. At its June 10 meeting, council unanimously approved the project proposed by GAMA Sports Training for its $2.5 million development on Sheena Drive. That included approval of a
What is the Best Way to Remodel a Bathroom?
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What is the Best Way to Remodel a Bathroom?
Remodeling a bathroom can be both an exciting and daunting task. Whether you are looking to update an outdated space, improve functionality, or increase the value of your home, a bathroom remodel c...
Oakmont prepares for 50th Greek food festival
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Oakmont prepares for 50th Greek food festival
Andy Gavrilos has seen it all during his time as co-chair of the Oakmont Greek Food Festival. From tornadoes, thunderstorms and fires, to a power outage that caused volunteers and parishioners of the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church to cook by candlelight. "At the end of the day
Luigi Chinetti Jr. To Speak About Ferrari's First Lemans Win In 1949 At Cortile Italian Car Show Luncheon
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Luigi Chinetti Jr. To Speak About Ferrari's First Lemans Win In 1949 At Cortile Italian Car Show Luncheon
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is thrilled to announce that Luigi Chinetti Jr. will be the distinguished guest speaker at the Cortile Italian Car Show luncheon on Saturday, August 3. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Chinetti Jr. share his captivating experiences from the 1949 Le Mans, a race that marked a significant moment in automotive history. As a young man, Luigi Chinetti Jr. witnessed the first Le Mans race held after World War II, an event that not only revived the legendary circuit but also set the stage for Ferrari's legacy in motorsports. His father, Luigi Chinetti Sr., secured his third victory in this historic race, driving the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. This victory was instramental in propelling Ferrari onto the world stage, despite initial reluctance from Enzo Ferrari himself. The 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans was the first race held at the Circuit de la Sarthe since 1939, due to the interruption caused by World War II. The event symbolized the revival of endurance racing in Europe and marked a new era for motorsports. Luigi Chinetti Sr., co-driving with Peter Mitchell-Thomson, 2nd Baron Selsdon, clinched the win in the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Luigi Chinetti Sr. drove for an astonishing 23 out of the 24 hours, showcasing his extraordinary endurance and skill. His determination and resilience were key factors in securing the victory for Ferrari. This victory was significant as it marked Ferrari's first major international win, establishing the brand's reputation in endurance racing. The Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, with its sleek design and V12 engine, became an iconic model in automotive history. The car's performance at Le Mans showcased Ferrari's engineering prowess and set the stage for future successes. The race was not without its challenges. The Ferrari team faced stiff competition from other manufacturers, including Aston Martin and Delahaye. Despite mechanical issues and the grueling nature of the race, Chinetti's expertise and the car's reliability led them to triumph.According to several sources, Enzo Ferrari was initially hesitant about entering the 166 MM Barchetta in the race. However, Chinetti Sr. was instrumental in persuading Ferrari and orchestrating the car's participation, which ultimately proved to be a game-changing decision for the company. The victory at Le Mans was a turning point for Ferrari, providing the company with invaluable publicity and solidifying its reputation as a leader in high-performance racing cars. This win helped Ferrari attract customers and establish a strong market presence, particularly in North America. Following the success at Le Mans, Luigi Chinetti Sr. played a crucial role in developing Ferrari's North American dealer network. His efforts helped to popularize Ferrari in the United States, making the brand synonymous with luxury and performance. The Cortile Italian Car Show luncheon promises to be an engaging and insightful event, offering enthusiasts a rare glimpse into the Chinetti family's rich heritage and contributions to the world of motorsports. Don't miss this chance to hear firsthand accounts of one of the most influential races in history and the story of how Ferrari's legacy was shaped by the Chinetti family's passion and perseverance.
Creating Unforgettable Memories on Your Wedding Day.
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Creating Unforgettable Memories on Your Wedding Day.
The wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most significant days in a couple's journey together. It marks the beginning of a new chapter and is an event filled with love, joy, and the promise of fut...
Riverview School Board passes final budget with slightly smaller tax increase of 3.3%
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Riverview School Board passes final budget with slightly smaller tax increase of 3.3%
After an unorthodox voting session Monday night, the Riverview School Board members adopted a final budget that includes a tax hike for Oakmont and Verona residents. The spending plan includes a 3.3% (0.8-mill) tax increase, which is slightly lower than the tentative budget approved earlier. It projects expenditures of just
Downpours make for memorable Riverview graduation; double rainbow at end delights
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Downpours make for memorable Riverview graduation; double rainbow at end delights
This year's graduating class at Riverview High School battled some intermittent downpours to get their diplomas, but no spirits were dampened. By the end of the ceremony, the newly minted graduates were able to throw their caps in the air under a double rainbow. "This is an extraordinary group of
How to Choose the Right Arborist for Your Tree Care Needs
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How to Choose the Right Arborist for Your Tree Care Needs
Choosing the right arborist is crucial for ensuring the health and longevity of your trees. An arborist's expertise in tree care can mean the difference between flourishing greenery and costly dama...
Oakmont presents Dark Hollow Woods master plan, looking for volunteers
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Oakmont presents Dark Hollow Woods master plan, looking for volunteers
Last July, Oakmont Council set in motion a plan to restore Dark Hollow Woods, a 40-acre nature reserve that has fallen victim to erosion and invasive species. A year later, Assistant Borough Manager Phyllis Anderson and other members of the master plan's committee have introduced the Dark Hollow Woods Restoration

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