Summer continues with business changes, including Handmade in America's move to South Fayette

| Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Handmade in America has relocated two miles down the road from Great Southern Shopping Center, Collier Township, to Portman Commons Shopping Center, South Fayette Township.

Within a new floor plan and display areas, the store continues to sell gifts and craft and outdoor living items.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 412-221-6840 for additional information.

On the move

• Faith Maliutich is the new office manager of Howard Hanna Real Estate in Collier Town Square, Collier Township.

• The Rev. Dennis Yurochko is the new administrator (pro-tem) of Holy Child Parish, Bridgeville. He is completing a degree in canon law in Rome and last summer served as the administrator of SS. Simon & Jude Parish, Scott Township. Brian Podobnik is the parish's new deacon.

• Monro Muffler Brake & Service, 3057 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, is under new management.

Dementia care

Kane Regional Center, Scott Township, is opening a secure dementia unit this fall. The 45-bed facility will be the first secure unit at Kane Scott. The facility is specially designed with structured programming to meet the needs of residents with dementia. The conversion of the unit was made possible by $1 million allotted in the Allegheny County budget.

Religious education

Nancy Spinneweber is the new coordinator of religious education at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Green Tree. She formerly was the program manager for adult and children catechesis at St. Catherine's in Beechview and has also worked with youth ministry.

Young Professionals

Green Tree Borough is forming a group called Green Tree Young Professionals. The purpose is to allow young professionals (ages 21-40) living in the borough to make a positive impact on the community by networking with their peers through meetings, activities and events.

Monthly sessions will include professional development roundtables facilitated by local experts, social gatherings and volunteer work. They are planning to meet on the last Thursday of each month. If interested in helping to organize or to join, contact Green Tree Council member David Rea at


Best Western Parkway Center is being completely renovated with additional rooms being added to the seventh and eighth floors. In October it will convert to a Holiday Inn Express.

Urgent care

Physicians Immediate Care LLC is establishing a payment services center in Green Tree. The Rockford, Ill.-based operator of 20 urgent care centers is investing more than $375,000 in renovations, new equipment and employee training. They will hire 50 workers over the next three years.

GNC in Scott

General Nutrition Center (GNC) has moved into the Marshalls Shopping Center, 1968 Greentree Road, Scott Township. The store sells vitamins, food supplements and more. Call 412-388-1700 for more information.

Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or

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