Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hot Days, Cool Treats?

We've recently been noticing that the Dairy Queen on
Freeport Rd. has not been opened yet.

And people are starting to ask questions.

Those people... are us.

So we decided to ask around a little bit at some of our most
trusted gossip spots.

Local bars.

By no means did we uncover the mystery of it remaining closed.

But we did enjoy a few cold beers, and some good laughs
with our bar buds.

A few people mentioned they heard it may be going
up for sale in the near future.

We will be happy as long as it reopens.

We all have so many good memories of this little slice of deliciousness.

Heading there with family.
Enjoying a post little league cone with our team.
Driving there the day we got our drivers license.
Cruising by and seeing who may be in line.
Practicing our order in the car, so we don't mess up at the window
and get yelled at for doing it wrong.

Well, whatever the reason for it still be boarded up is, we
hope the windows open up soon.

We could sure use a twist cone with chocolate jimmies.

Especially on a hot day like today.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Random Picture Monday (05-30-11)

Get your tail down to the parade.

Happy Memorial Day!

Photo by

Friday, May 27, 2011

Avett Day Is Here!

That's right.

Tonight on the North Shore.

We will be there.

We will then head over to the casino to check out our boy
DJ Frankie spinning tunes at the Drum Bar starting
at 9:30pm.

If you can't make the Avett show, you should at the very least
check out Frankie.

See ya there.

Have a great and safe holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Get Your Spirit Ready

This Monday is the annual Memorial Day Parade
here in the Newk.

This really has become one of the great events each year
held in the downtown section of our beloved town.

Here are the deets:

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ceremony: 10:30 am Roosevelt Park, Arnold PA

Parade: 11:00 am Advance Down 5th Avenue

Ceremony Ends: Gold Star Mothers Monument
New Kensington-across from People's Library

*purchase a flag for $1.00 to wave during the parade at the
Mayor's Office at City Hall, the Tax Office at City Hall and
Chamber of Commerce. They will probably be selling them at the
parade also.

Proceeds benefit People's Library.

We hope to see you there. And we hope to see you with a flag.

A few of you were wondering why we didn't make any mention
of Hines Ward winning that dancing show yesterday.

Here are a few reasons why.
(Some are real, some are not. You decide which is which.)

- Everyone on facebook was already talking about it.
- Sometimes we write the next day's post earlier than the prime-time
television time slots.
- We have no idea who Hines Ward is.
- We boycotted the finale, cause the Black Eyed Peas were on it.
- We were too drunk to remember.
- Our dog ate it.
- We aren't fans of the tap dancing.

Oops, that's the wrong dancing Hines.

Either way, congrats 86!

Well done, you.


Here is today's Avett Brothers video.

Are you digging them yet?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And The Walls...

Come tumbling down.

Yep, the old Jerome-Costa building in Parnassus was finally
torn down yesterday.

Even though we expected this, and knew it was coming.

It was still quite shocking to see it actually happening.

Notice the good amount of "PennDoting" going on in this pic.

It's not like we ever purchased a car there, so we're not sure why
we got a little verklempt.

Maybe we were just being a little nostalgic, as the even older J-C
building downtown seems to be being taken down as well.

It's nice to see the Newk moving forward.


It's Avett Brothers week.

As if you could forget.


Sad news for those of you that don't have your tickets yet...

They sold out yesterday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Still Here

Obviously, we here at theNewk.com were not any
of the chosen ones.

That's bad news for us.

But it's GREAT news for you all.

So anyways...

Not much to report around here, other than the fact
that it's Avett Brothers Week here in the Newk.

You may be saying to yourself...
"The Avett Brothers... did they graduate in 96 from Valley?"

Short answer: No.

Many of you likely have not heard of the Avett Bros, but that's
okay, because we are taking this week over, and introducing
them and their fine music to you.

Why would we do that?

Because, they are in Pittsburgh this Friday night, and we
will be there.

And because we want to.

And because we like forcing things we like on people we like,
because we know we have great taste in just about everything.

For those of you familiar with the Avetts, enjoy.

For those of you new to them, sit back and let the love
wash over you.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Random Picture Monday (05-23-11)

Lighten up, Newk.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Last Post Ever

Seeing as we don't post on Saturdays.
(Where have you been, Angry Rich?)

This might be the last post we ever make.

Because, according to some people, the world is going to
end tomorrow.

Some big earthquake is supposed to hit, and all of mankind
will perish.

These predictions are based on some equations from the bible.

The date of May 21, 2011 may seem random, but it is based on a numerical analysis by Harold Camping, the president of Family Radio, a religious broadcaster based in California.

"According to Genesis, when the flood occurred in the year 4990, God told Noah that in seven days he would destroy the earth," Manny explained. "And he destroyed it in seven days.

"But Peter said: 'I know that one day for me is like a thousand years.' So 4990 plus 7001 years (the equivalent of seven days) equals 2011," he explained.

Not only that, May 21 coincides with the 17th day of the second month of the calendar used during the Biblical flood, according to Camping.

So, if this is the last post, we should probably reveal
our secret identities.













The funny thing about the word "identities" is...

It sounds like the word titties is in it.


See you Monday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Truce (For Now)

As many of you regular readers already know...

We don't have many things to say about our neighbor, Oakmont.

Most of what we say is negative about those annoying ass
brick streets they seem to be so damn proud of.

See that?

We were about to go off on another tangent.

Luckily, we caught ourselves before it got too ugly.

Now, we just found out the schedule for one of the best summer
events this side of the Burgh.

It's the Oaks Theater 9th annual Moonlit Matinee Film Fest!

And this year there are some very good selections.

Here are some that stick out to us...

May 20,21 - AIRPLANE!
May 27,28 - SEVEN
June 17,18 - CARRIE
July 1, 2 - TOP GUN
July 15,16 - ALIENS
July 22, 23 - THE FLY
August 19,20 - DAY OF THE DEAD

And you are 100% sure to find us at this one:

June 10,11 - SHAUN OF THE DEAD

All of the movies in the festival play on both Friday and
Saturday nights.

Fridays @ 10pm
Saturdays @ Midnight

We dig the Oaks Theater.

You just might too.

(Other than the fact that it's located on the mother of
all annoying brick roads.)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pay To Play?

So it's being tossed around by the New Ken/Arnold school
board to charge sports players (as well as other extracurricular
activities such as band and drama club) to participate.

Seems they are finding it hard to close a rather large gap
in next years budget.

The gap?

Only 4.7 million dollars.

Wait, come again...

That's a rather large "gap."

Now, other than making people pay to play, they are considering
these likely options:

- Turning the athletic director job into a part-time position, and
cutting $50k in salary.
- Eliminating 9th grade football and hoops.
- All assistant coaches in basketball, track, and swimming.
- Cheerleaders would have to cheer from home during most
away games.
- Cutting about 13 non-conference games.

Some of those options we like better than the others.

Being top-notch athletes, and dashingly handsome, the news
of sports taking a hit like this, peeves us greatly.

We'll just have to go look in a mirror, and cheer up at the site
of our gorgeous poonams.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Get Off Your Dumper

Did you vote yet?

We did.


Don't waste your freedom.


When do the political signage have to be taken down?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Random Picture Monday (05-16-11)

We're hungry for a burger w/fries and gravy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

5-Wheel Motion

We got a great email the other day.

A few of our good friends/readers had just finished
up lunch, and were on their way back to work.

They noticed a man on a bike.

At first, it looked like any other man on a 10-speed.

Wait, who are we kidding?

It looked nothing like any other man on a bike...

We are not sure what is going on here.

It may be some sort of new safety apparatus?
It may be a new fashion trend?
It may be the coolest thing we've ever seen?

We just love when our readers snap some
guerrilla photography and email em to us.

So thanks, George and Mark!

May the rest of our readers follow the example you've set.

A Sad Day

We've said it before, and we'll say it again...

Some news in bigger than Newk news.

And unfortunately, this is sad news.

One of the city of Pittsburgh's most beloved figures has
passed away.

You may know him as the "Lemonade Guy" or
the "Cotton Candy Here Guy."

Either way, you probably already know who we're
talking about.

That's right, kids...

Kenny Geidel has passed.

He was a special man.

Not only did he quench your thirst with a cold coca-cola, or a
delicious lemonade at the Bucco game.

He satisfied your sweet tooth with a nice cone of
cotton candy at the Pens games.

Mr. Geidel was 64 years old.

He had been selling concessions since the mid 80's.

If everyone would do their jobs with the determination
and compassion that he did, the world would be a
much better place.

Penguins president David Morehouse issued the following statement:

“Ken provided great service to our fans and was part of the fabric of a Penguins game at Mellon Arena or CONSOL Energy Center. The history of Pittsburgh sports is unique because it includes not just great players and coaches, but also memorable vendors and ushers. Ken was part of that history. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.”

The Pirates held a moment of silence prior to
last night's game in honor of Mr. Geidel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Near And Dear


It affects many of us.

If you don't know a person affected with this disorder, chances
are you soon will.

We here at theNewk are all too familiar with autism.

And we are going to talk today about a couple amazing events
to help fund autism research.

The first event we want to tell you about, is the
Walk Now For Autism Speaks.

We are participating in this event that is being held at Heinz Field
on June 4th 2011.

We are walking on team Abby's Angels.

Abby Yurga is an amazing young lady affected with autism.

She holds a place in our hearts that we couldn't imagine
anyone else ever being able to fill.

She is also one of the strongest people we have ever known.

To meet her and not fall in love with this girl, is impossible.

So here's the deal...

We need donations.

Like badly.

Would you please sponsor us?

Any amount will do.

Please go to our donation page and give whatever you can.


We plan on thanking all of our sponsors right here on theNewk.com!


The second event is
FBR New Ken's 3rd Annual Mini Golf Event.

Here are the deets:
(For those that don't know... "deets" is short/hip for "details.")

You are welcome.

Please Join Us for FBR New Kensington’s
Third Annual
Miniature Golf Event!

When: Saturday May 14th, 2011; 11am – 3pm

Where: Glen’s Frozen Custard
400 Pittsburgh St, Springdale, PA 15144

Why: A Day of Fun for Families to Share … while raising
money for the FBR & AERI’S H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow Team
in support of the 2011 Walk Now For Autism Speaks

A $5.00 Donation/Ticket gets you entered into the Mini-Golf Event (18 holes),
1 Hot Dog, 1 Bag of Chips, & 1 Drink!
(Additional food & drinks will be available for purchase)

Tickets will be sold in advance!
(Tickets will be available at the door for $6.00 each)

Interested in helping raise more money for autism research?
Why not sponsor a hole at the event?
Bronze: $10, Silver: $15, Gold: $25, & Platinum: $50

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance,
please contact Felicia Junod or Stephanie Suchar @ 724-337-1890


We don't ask for much around here.
(Other than you having a decent sense of humor.)

So anything you can do, will be awesome.

Thank you all very much for your time.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Random Picture Monday (05-09-11)

Tons of Mother's Day flowers came through this place.

Friday, May 6, 2011

We Love Our Mother

From all of us, to all of our mothers...

We love you.
You are our world.
Everything good in us, we got from you.

Thank you for so much love.

We can't wait to see you this weekend.


Happy Mother's Day, to all of the moms out there!

Wish us luck at the Race For The Cure on Sunday.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ariba! Ariba!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Even though none of us are Mexican, we still plan on drinking
cervezas and downing some tequila.

Wanna join us?

Shoot us an email, or follow us on twitter.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

God Damp!

Welcome back, weather man Nic!

Doesn't he look rested?

You may be asking... what is Nic doing here on a Wednesday?

We know, we know.

He usually only does Friday weather reports.

But this crazy non-stop rain has brought him out for a
mid-week/hump day weather discussion.

It feels like it's rained every day for the last month or so.

Well, at least since our last significant snowfall.

See, we usually don't let things like the weather affect our
bright and sunny disposition.

We generally find the good, and just go with it.

But this is getting ridiculous.

We can't take it.

We are going to lose our minds.

It's the first time we've ever considered moving to another
part of this great country.

Somewhere with twice as many sunny and warm days as we
seem to be having...

like Seattle.

Now, Nic is telling us we should get ready for some decent
weather next week.

He claims upper 60's and a boatload of sunshine.

We hope he's not hammered again.


Keep your head up, people.

(And don't forget your umbrella.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

We Read It On The Twitter

I first heard of the death of Osama bin Laden as I
laid down to sleep on Sunday night around 11pm.

I noticed the twitter feeds were blowing up, even
more than usual.

People were talking about the president planning a late
evening speech, and the buzz was that of a possible big
announcement that we finally got to Osama.

Now, for most of that evening, I was watching the Phillies
take on the Mets in Philadelphia.

What I ended up missing was amazing...

Unreal stuff right there.

That would have been my preferred memory of this moment.

But I have Twitter.

So be it.


This morning I felt better than I had in a long time.

The drive to work is a blur.

My American Flag lapel pin shined like a new penny.

It was going to be a great day.

A day I would never forget.

And there aren't many of those types of days during a lifetime, and
I was looking forward to this one.

That was until I started reading about possible conspiracy
theories, and how people think they were being lied to.

This upset me greatly.

This is a time for our country to pull together and stand united.

But it felt more divided than usual.

I thought about going on a one man crusade to try and change the
minds of everyone that thought/felt differently than I did.

But that's not my job.

I actually feel as though I am going outside of my comfort zone, just
writing this much on the website that I contribute to.

So, before I do more harm than good, I will wrap this up.

I want to thank everyone involved in this successful mission.

I support our troops, and believe it when they say they got
their man.

The world is a better place today, and I am thankful to all involved.


Speaking of wrapping things up...

I think I'll buy some stock in Reynolds Wrap, as I can
hear all the foil hats being made around me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Random Picture Monday (05-02-11)

We have mad love for the A.C.T.