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New & Notable, August 2017

Jul 31, 2017 08:38PM, Published by North Hills Monthly magazine, Categories: Advertisers


Baby Flamingos Make Their Debut


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Verizon Employees Celebrate the Stanley Cup 
In celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning season and Verizon’s ongoing partnership with the team, approximately 600 Verizon employees, friends and family were invited to see, touch and take photos with the cup on Thursday, June 29. Verizon, which has made a $341 million capital investment in Pennsylvania, including adding additional coverage and capacity, and upgrading the service in the Fort Pitt, Squirrel Hill and Liberty tunnels, was recently named the number one wireless network overall in Pittsburgh according to third-party testing by RootMetrics. Photos by Dave DiCello Photography

BrightStar Care Celebrates 
Fifth Anniversary
BrightStar Care North Hills/Pittsburgh is celebrating its fifth anniversary in business. The organization earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. BrightStar Care of North Hills/Pittsburgh, which has an A+ rating with the BBB, also recently received 2017 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice from Home Care Pulse.

Butler Memorial Hospital Receives Stroke Gold Award
Butler Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Schutzman Named Most Positive High School Athlete
Fox Chapel Area High School 2016-2017 sophomore Alexis Schutzman was recently named western Pennsylvania's Most Positive High School Athlete in the sport of girls’ soccer. Former Steelers’ great Hines Ward presented Lexie with a $500 Jeff Boynton Scholarship Fund scholarship.

Seneca Valley Wins Public Relations Awards
Seneca Valley recently earned four awards in the National School Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) 2017 Publications and Electronic Media Contest and two awards in the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association’s (PenSPRA) Excellence in Education Communications 2016 Contest. Its Proud of the Past, Committed to the Future video won an Award of Excellence, which is the highest recognition from NSPRA. 

Looking for 1968 Perry High School Graduates
The Perry High School reunion committee is looking for 1968 graduates. The reunion will be in August 2018. Contact Patti Root-Spampinato at 412-734-1750. There will also be a multiyear reunion on Aug. 13, 2017 at the Rose Barn in North Park.

Billmann Named to 2017 REAL Trends Best Agents
Zita Billmann of RE/MAX Select Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. She ranked fourth for the highest sales volume, and 20th for highest number of transactions for the state of Pennsylvania. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016.

Hampton HS 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees Named
Eight Hampton High School graduates who excelled in a variety of sports will be inducted into the 2017 Hampton Athletic Hall of Fame and celebrated at a dinner on Sat., Sept. 16 at Wildwood Country Club. The 2017 Hall of Famers are Robert Bosilovic, Kristen Everhart (Lawler), Sean Hennessey, Herb Ludwig, James Miller, Blake Moores, Jordan Paskorz and Melanie Schaffer. The athletes will also be recognized during the pre-game ceremony at the Sept. 15 football game against Moon. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $40 per person and may be purchased at the High School Athletics Office.

Animal Friends Opens Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center
On July 15, Animal Friends opened its Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center, an $8.5 million, 18,400-square-foot facility located on Animal Friends’ 75-acre campus in Ohio Township. Grand opening festivities included a ribbon cutting, tours of the facility, and visits from dignitaries including Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein, Animal Friends’ Board Chair Gina Carlos and Animal Friends' President & CEO David Swisher. Through a commitment to low-cost spay/neuter services and other wellness resources, the Ash Center will improve local communities by supporting the mutually beneficial relationship people have with their pets. 
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North Hills Principal and Curriculum Spotlighted at National Conference
North Hills High School Principal Beth Williams was selected from nearly 800 speakers to present at the 2017 National Principals Conference in Philadelphia in July. She spoke on Academies of North Hills High School-Personally Preparing College and Career Ready Students to administrators from across the country that are involved with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

North Hills Sports Hall of Fame to Honor Five Individuals
Five North Hills School District individuals have been selected for induction in the North Hills Sports Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees include Keith Brown, Class of 1981; Liz Cleary, Class of 2003; Zach Hebda, Class of 2011; Margo Malone, Class of 2012 and Coach Sal Marsico. Inductees will be honored at the annual Sports Hall of Fame dinner on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Rico’s Restaurant in Ross Township and will be recognized at the home football game the following evening at Martorelli Stadium. To purchase tickets to the dinner, contact Chelle Zimmerman at 412-318-1438 or zimmermanm@nhsd.net.

Baby Flamingos Make Their Debut
On July 21, five flamingo chicks that were recently hatched at the National Aviary made their official debut. They will grow to their full size in approximately 18 months. Members 
of the public can now book a Flamingo Chick Encounter ($40) to learn more about these birds by calling 412-258-9445. 



  • Butterfly Forest

    08/23/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Parkinson's Support Group

    08/23/2017
    01:00PM — 02:30PM

    Date: Last Wednesday of each month Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: HealthSouth Harmarvil...


  • Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

    08/23/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    Are you caring for an aging parent or loved one with Dementia and looking for a monthly support g...


  • General Cancer Support Group

    08/23/2017
    06:30PM — 08:00PM

    General support for cancer patients and caregivers over 18. No students please.


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/24/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/25/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/26/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • PA Polio Survivors Network

    08/26/2017
    10:30AM — 12:30PM

    An interactive web conference titled Post-Polio Care: Past, Present and Future. To register cont...


  • Cindystock 14

    08/26/2017
    04:00PM — 10:00PM

    An outdoor music festival and picnic benefiting 7 local cancer charities at a private home in Wex...


  • Bluegrass Night

    08/26/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers - Headlining Act The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/28/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters

    08/28/2017
    12:00PM — 01:00PM

    Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Become ...


  • Western PA Professional Business Association

    08/29/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    As one of the premier Pittsburgh Networking Groups, the mission of the Western Pennsylvania Profe...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/29/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/23/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Parkinson's Support Group

    08/23/2017
    01:00PM — 02:30PM

    Date: Last Wednesday of each month Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: HealthSouth Harmarvil...


  • Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

    08/23/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    Are you caring for an aging parent or loved one with Dementia and looking for a monthly support g...


  • General Cancer Support Group

    08/23/2017
    06:30PM — 08:00PM

    General support for cancer patients and caregivers over 18. No students please.


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/24/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/25/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/26/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • PA Polio Survivors Network

    08/26/2017
    10:30AM — 12:30PM

    An interactive web conference titled Post-Polio Care: Past, Present and Future. To register cont...


  • Cindystock 14

    08/26/2017
    04:00PM — 10:00PM

    An outdoor music festival and picnic benefiting 7 local cancer charities at a private home in Wex...


  • Bluegrass Night

    08/26/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers - Headlining Act The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/27/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Memorial Park Church Family Fall Festival

    08/27/2017
    12:00PM — 02:30PM

    We will be kicking off the year in style, so come and see - there's more to us than meets the eye...


  • Health by ZIP Code: Where you Live Matters

    08/27/2017
    02:30PM — 04:00PM

    Hear from the leading experts on health issues that impact the African-American community and how...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/28/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters

    08/28/2017
    12:00PM — 01:00PM

    Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Become ...


  • Western PA Professional Business Association

    08/29/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    As one of the premier Pittsburgh Networking Groups, the mission of the Western Pennsylvania Profe...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/29/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/30/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Parkinson's Support Group

    08/30/2017
    01:00PM — 02:30PM

    Date: Last Wednesday of each month Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: HealthSouth Harmarvil...


  • Butterfly Forest

    08/31/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    09/01/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    09/02/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    09/03/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Butterfly Forest

    09/04/2017
    09:30AM — 05:00PM

    In celebration of Earth Day, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Forest opens on...


  • Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters

    09/04/2017
    12:00PM — 01:00PM

    Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Become ...


  • Western PA Professional Business Association

    09/05/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    As one of the premier Pittsburgh Networking Groups, the mission of the Western Pennsylvania Profe...


  • Pastor Chris Hodges at Victory Family Church

    09/06/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Join us at Victory Family Church for a special mid-week message as we welcome Pastor Chris Hodges...


  • Cranberry Breast Cancer Support Group

    09/06/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Support for breast cancer. Patients only.


  • Metastatic Cancer Support Group

    09/07/2017
    05:00PM — 06:30PM

    UPMC Passavant Hospital-McCandless This group is offered for any cancer patients and survivors...


  • Playlist

    09/09/2017
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    Is your soundtrack stuck on repeat? Are you just shuffling through your days? This series—full of...


  • Playlist

    09/10/2017
    09:00AM — 10:30AM

    Is your soundtrack stuck on repeat? Are you just shuffling through your days? This series—full of...


  • Playlist

    09/10/2017
    11:00AM — 12:30PM

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  • FOX CHAPEL AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORS PRESCHOOL

    09/11/2017
    09:40AM — 10:50AM

    The Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Fox Chapel Area High School will sponsor a prescho...


  • Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters

    09/11/2017
    12:00PM — 01:00PM

    Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Become ...


  • Western PA Professional Business Association

    09/12/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    As one of the premier Pittsburgh Networking Groups, the mission of the Western Pennsylvania Profe...


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  • FOX CHAPEL AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORS PRESCHOOL

    09/12/2017
    09:40AM — 10:50AM

    The Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Fox Chapel Area High School will sponsor a prescho...


  • Date: Second Tuesday of each month Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: HealthSouth Harmarville Contac...


  • Head Injury Support Group

    09/12/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Date: Second Tuesday of each month Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: HealthSouth Harmarville ...


  • FOX CHAPEL AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORS PRESCHOOL

    09/13/2017
    09:40AM — 10:50AM

    The Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Fox Chapel Area High School will sponsor a prescho...


  • Amputee Support Group

    09/13/2017
    05:30PM — 07:00PM

    Amputee Support Group Date: Second Wednesday of each month Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Locati...


  • General Cancer Support Group

    09/13/2017
    06:30PM — 08:00PM

    General support for cancer patients and caregivers over 18. No students please.


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