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Black Horse Trail Pub & Grille takes name from local history

| Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 1:36 p.m.

Black Horse Trail Pub & Grille opened Nov. 2 in the location vacated by Castaways at 608 Washington Ave., Bridgeville.

It has taken its name from the trail that was the primary route from Pittsburgh to Washington, Pa., and which ran right through Bridgeville.

Serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant and bar has daily food and drink specials and a menu that includes appetizers, salads, wings and wraps, sandwiches, half-pound burgers, entrees and desserts.

Entertainment includes karaoke on Sunday and Wednesday nights, a disc jockey on Friday nights, and live bands on Saturdays. Call 412-221-9785 for more information.

New pastor

The Rev. Miro Stelmaszczyk is the new pastor at St. Barbara's Roman Catholic Church, Prestley Road, Bridgeville.

Born in Poland, he was ordained there in 1977 and was incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1993. He served as parochial vicar at the former St. Ignatius Parish, Glendale, and most recently was the pastor of Holy Family Parish, Creighton.

He has led the opening prayer services for a U.S. House of Representatives legislative session and similar Canadian parliament events.

He was named the 2013 Polonian of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation. He has a master's degree in chemistry and is well known for the Polish pancakes he makes regularly for church events and ethnic festivals.

• St. Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Greentree Road, Scott, has a new website: www.ssjpittsburgh.org.

New service at Kane

Kane Center, Scott Township, is offering a new service called “Telly.” It is a telemedicine cart that is operated remotely by a physician or nurse practitioner with the assistance of a nurse located at the patient's bedside.

The service allows a clinician to remotely perform a history and physical exam and can allow family members with a telephone or computer to be involved in making better informed decisions about treatment options and potential changes to the care plan. It does not replace the usual direct face-to-face care that a resident receives and is not used for routine medical exams.

The service is used to help assess a change in a resident's usual state of health. To learn more, call 412-648-9215.

New ownership

Filberto Gonzalez now owns World Alterations (Silvia's) at 117 East Main St., Carnegie. He provides expert tailoring and repair services on suits, coats, dresses, leather items and more. Call 412-279-1608 for details.

Hotel changes hands

In early December, the Best Western Parkway Center Inn, Green Tree, will become a Holiday Inn Express.

All guest rooms are being repainted and refurbished with new furniture, mattresses, bedding, bathroom fixtures and flooring, and 36-inch, flat-screen TVs.

Former office and meeting spaces on the hotel's seventh and eighth floors have been turned into rooms. The fitness room and swimming pool have been refurbished and the lobby and meeting rooms have been redesigned.

New development

Being developed in the same vicinity is City Vista, a 272-unit apartment complex owned by Atlanta-based Oxford Properties.

With the first units available by the end of March 2014 and the entire complex due to be finished by September, the project features one, two and three-bedroom apartments with the amenities of a clubhouse, business center, swimming pool and fitness center.

Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or charlotte59@comcast.net.

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