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Virtually tour Fallingwater and other Frank Lloyd Wright sites

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Tired of touring your house during this coronavirus lockdown? Why not tour someone else’s house — particularly one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

Fallingwater, the Wright-designed home in Western Pennsylvania that’s considered one of the world’s most prized architectural wonders, is among a dozen Wright-designed properties participating in a virtual tour initiative. Continue Reading at

Plum businessman hooks investor on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

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He got a deal.

Plum’s Joe Altieri appeared on the ABC show “Shark Tank” on Sunday night, seeking an investment for his Murrysville window screen company, FlexScreen.

After making his pitch and fielding questions from the show’s five “shark” investors, Altieri, 43, considered offers from Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Barbara Corcoran. Continue reading on

Upcoming Murrysville Area Holiday Events

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Here are some of the holiday-themed events coming up in the Murrysville area:

• The Masterworks Concert Chorale will present “Christmas In Germany,” a choral concert featuring Beethoven’s “Mass in C,” on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ, 3618 Hills Church Road in Murrysville. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered online at TalentShadows.event or by calling 412-874-7514.

• The Delmont Public Library will host “How the Grinch Stole Legos” at 10 a.m., Dec. 14 at the library, 77 Greensburg Street.

The special edition of the library’s story time will include the classic Christmas tale, and children will build and race a Lego sled, along with creating a Whoville town. The program is for children ages 6-12, and there is a $2 registration fee. Register at the library.

For more, call 724-468-5329.

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Murrysville group will host Italian Christmas program with tenor Marco Fiorante

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The American Association of University Women’s Murrysville chapter will host Italian singer Marco Fiorante at its Dec. 12 meeting for a special holiday program.

Born in Cellino San Marco in Italy’s Puglia region, Fiorante completed his musical study in “canto lirico” (“opera performance”) at the Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy. He has performed at several national events in his home country, he has sung the Italian national anthem at a 2012 U.S. Justice Department ceremony honoring FBI founder Charles Joseph Bonaparte and at the recent National Italian American Foundation’s gala dinner in Washington, D.C.

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Police: New York man tried to buy phone in Murrysville with fake ID

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A New York man is in the Westmoreland County Prison without bail after police said he tried to buy a cell phone in Murrysville with a fraudulent identification card.

Orlando David Castillo-Paulino, 20, of Yonkers, allegedly tried to buy an iPhone 11 Pro Max for $1,100 at a Verizon Wireless store when police were called after an employee became suspicious, according to court papers. Castillo-Paulino had an identification card with his photo on it, but the rest of the identifying information belonged to a Bensalem man who has a Verizon account.

Police weren’t able to verify the identification card and eventually learned Castillo-Paulino’s identity, according to court papers. He had seven business cards from other Verizon stores in Pennsylvania. Employees at the Murrysville location told investigators they were alerted that a man matching his description was committing fraud at other stores in the area.

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‘Santa at Sardis’ moves annual holiday celebration to Murrysville’s newest park

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Murrysville’s annual “Night of Lights” holiday celebration is a dream for those in attendance, with carols, hot chocolate and visits with Santa.

But it was a potential nightmare for public safety officials, attracting thousands and taking place near one of the municipality’s busier intersections, Old William Penn Highway and Sardis Road. Continue reading on

Rewind Reuse Center in Export aims to turn odds and ends into arts and crafts

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Val Paulisick of Murrysville is a maker. She sees a box full of paper scraps and odds and ends, and begins imagining the possibilities.

“I want to save things from ending up in the landfill,” she said.

She wants others to do the same, which is why she opened the nonprofit Rewind Reuse Center on Washington Avenue in Export. Continue reading at

Murrysville receives nearly $300K grant to help fund amphitheater at community park

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The plan to continue developing Murrysville Community Park got a shot in the arm on Friday with the announcement of a sizable grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The municipality will receive $299,800 for the development of an amphitheater, parking area, pedestrian walkway and more at the park off Wiestertown Road. Continue reading on

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