Briefs – Jan. 22

Published Jan 8, 2014 at 6:01 am (Updated Jan 20, 2014 at 11:40 am)

Chocolate & Wine

The Pink House – Home of Wagner’s Chocolates, is hosting a Chocolate & Wine Pairing at 6:40 p.m. Jan. 24 at its Finleyville location.

Wine expert Jeff Harrison will be on hand as guests sample a variety of Wagner’s Chocolates and reislings. An ice cream treat will complete the tasting. Guests will also receive a wine glass to take home and a 10 percent discount on the evening’s purchases.

Tickets are $29 and are available by calling 724-348-2238. For more information, visit

South West Communities Chamber

In partnership with the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce, three seminars will be conducted involving Social Media Marketing Made Simple, presented by Cindy Nehy, president of Marketing Pathways. The first is from 8-10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Upper St. Clair Recreation Center, 1551 Mayview Road.

Individual sessions are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. All three sessions cost $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Jan. 24. To register, call the South West Communities Chamber at 412-221-4100 or at info@swccic,org. Come early for continental breakfast.

Law firm named Tier 1 firm

Julian Gray Associates, owned by certified Elder Law Attorney Julian E. Gray, has been named a Tier 1 firm in Pittsburgh for Elder Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014.

Julian Gray Associates has two office locations: Moon Township and Upper St. Clair. There are 10 Elder Law Attorneys with supporting staff members, making it the largest Elder Law Firm in Western Pennsylvania. Julian Gray Associates offers services in the area of elder law, including, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, and Probate, tax and estate planning.

Concordia awarded CARF accreditation

CARF International announced that Concordia Lutheran Ministries has been awarded a Five-Year Term of Accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and an Aging Services Network – one of fewer than 20 in the world. This latest accreditation is the second consecutive accreditation that has been awarded to Concordia as an Aging Services Network and the third consecutive accreditation as a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Facility).

Participating providers in Concordia’s Aging Services Network include skilled nursing and rehab, personal care and Haven retirement apartments, Outpatient Therapy and Adult Day Services on the Cabot campus, Rebecca Residence, Orchard, Ridgewood Place, South Hills, Franklin Park, Wexford, Cranberry, Fox Chapel , Sumner in Akron in Ohio, Concordia Visiting Nurses, Good Samaritan Hospice, Concordia Medical Equipment, Providence Pharmacy.

2nd Infantry Division Veterans

The Penn-Jersey Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will hold its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pa., May 2-4, at the Continental Inn. All veterans of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division are invited. For more information, call Jack Woodall at 610-274-1409 or email

Pure Barre opens in Peters Township

Pure Barre will open its newest location in Peters Township, 4000 Washington Road, in February 2014.

The ballet barre workout has exploded in popularity since its inception in 2001. Focusing on the areas of the body women struggle with the most, Pure Barre lifts the seat, tones the thighs and upper body, and creates the long and lean muscles of a dancer through small isometric movements centered around a ballet barre.

“We are thrilled to open our newest location in Peters Township and bring the excitement and results of Pure Barre to its residents,” said Carrie Dorr, founder and chief concept officer of Pure Barre. “The continued growth of Pure Barre studios across the country is a testament to the workout’s ability to quickly transform women’s bodies, and we couldn’t be happier to bring this experience to Peters Township.”

Classes are already forming at the new Pure Barre studio, which will operate seven days per week, offering several classes each day. Registering for a class is simple, and can be done in person, over the phone or by logging on to and choosing your studio of choice.

For more information on Pure Barre Peters Township, please contact 724-941-TONE (8663), visit or follow Pure Barre Peters Township on Facebook at

Quilt Festival

Three Rivers Quilters will hold its annual quilt show March 27-29 at the Circuit Centre on the South Side.

The show is a judged and juried show, and includes more than 120 entries from tri-state area quilters. It is open to the general public and includes vendors, Granny’s Attic (a flea market style shop), snack café and quilting demonstrations.

Admission is $7, reduced admission ($5) after 3 p.m. on March 27, and a new multi-day pass is available for $10.

For more information, visit

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