Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Baldwin Whitehall Soccer Association claims that use of Colewood Park fields is 'excessive.'
A petition started by the Baldwin Whitehall Soccer Association (BWSA) might go for naught, as Baldwin Borough Manager John Barrett has called the association's concerns "unfounded." The association has expressed to the Baldwin Council that it is allowing "excessive" use of south Baldwin's Colewood Park fields. The petition states that borough officials granted permission for lacrosse activity on the fields even after the BWSA invested $20,000 in field repairs. "BWSA has invested heavily in time/volunteers and money to improve the fields at Colewood," the petition states on Change.org. "BWSA has decided to limit our use of the fields to allow them to grow and establish. Yet, the borough has issued a permit (for lacrosse)." Barrett maintains…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Baldwin and Whitehall residents participating will be asked to observe a moment of silence at the starting line.
People at May 5's Pittsburgh Marathon will be able to purchase blue "Boston Strong" wristbands for whatever dollar amount that they choose to donate to One Fund Boston. The fund was established to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The wristbands will also be available for purchase at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. "No matter where we start and finish our race, we are one running community," said Patrice Matamoros, race director of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. "Many of our participants have been looking for ways to not only give money to support Boston but also to wear something during their race to show their support for the victims and the city," said Jack Staph…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The program is offered to girls in grades K-12.
Attention, girls and parents of girls in grades kindergarten through 12th, there is now a great chance for young ladies to give ice hockey a try. A program known as "Put the Biscuit in the Net" will be offered at Bladerunners in Bethel Park during the first weekend of May and is open to girls from Pittsburgh's South Hills area. It is being offered through the Girl Scouts organization. No experience? No equipment? No problem. Session times are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3; from 11:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 4; and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Organizers said that a pizza party will be held on Sunday. Those interested may register online here. The fee for the program is $30 per player. Organizers …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
'Come Roll With Us' is April 21.
You're invited to the "Come Roll With Us" bowling event. Check-in begins at noon, with the bowling fun starting at 1, at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes along Washington Road (Route 19) on Sunday, April 21. A $15 registration fee includes bowling, shoes rental, snacks, special drawings, an auction and an appearance by WTAE's Kelly Frey. All proceeds will benefit the Amazing Kids of The Day School at The Children's Institute. Contact Kayla Penn at 412-420-2487 or email email@example.com to register and/or get more information. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
But cheaper, half-season and half-day passes will be available.
UPDATES and CORRECTIONS published below in italics (Thursday, April 18, at 10:05 a.m.). After toying with the idea of raising Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool rates by $5 per season pass for 2013, the Baldwin Council decided on Tuesday night to keep the pool's rates mostly the same as they were in 2012. The proposed rate increase was considered as a way to offset the pool's increasing expenses, but the council opted instead for the implementation of half-season passes that will become available in mid-July. Half-day passes will also be available at a cost of $3 per day. (A full-day pass costs $6.) The discounted price will be available at or after 4 p.m. but only on weekdays. The idea is to entice buyers with a prorated price. "When you get …
The dinner will be held on April 21 as a fundraiser for Kurt Hinish.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Faulk
Wednesday, April 17
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held this Sunday, April 21, for a local coach who is fighting colon cancer. The dinner will raise money for Kurt Hinish, a 1984 graduate of Baldwin High School and a volunteer coach for the Baldwin-Whitehall Youth Football Association. Friends and family will host the dinner at the Leland Center along Wolfe Drive in south Baldwin Borough from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The cost per dinner is $8 per adult and $5 per child aged 12 and younger. Children aged 3 and younger can eat for free. A bake sale and a Chinese auction will also be held at the event. For ticket information, or if you are interested in volunteering or donating baked goods, contact Wendy Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org. --- Follow the Baldwin-…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The brothers are accused of running a marijuana operation, according to reports.
Two California University of Pennsylvania ice hockey players were arrested in a drug bust on Tuesday, according to WPXI. Steve Powell and his brother Jesse, reportedly brothers from Baldwin, are accused of having marijuana shipped to their 2nd Street house in Washington County from the state of California and then selling it. The brothers both played ice hockey for Baldwin High School. Jesse was the team's leading scorer during the 2011-12 season when Baldwin won a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League section title. He also helped a Baldwin team to win an Amateur Athletic Union state championship in roller hockey. Police seized at least seven pounds of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia, according to the report. A university …
Hines Ward will honor junior George Kelly on Saturday.
A Baldwin High School student has been selected as western Pennsylvania's "Most Positive High School Athlete" in boys cross country. Junior George Kelly received the honor from Positive Athlete, an organization created by former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward. Ward and other prominent leaders in the Pittsburgh area will present awards to Kelly and 26 other winners—boys and girls representing several high school sports—in a special ceremony at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 20. Over 450 nominations for the Positive Athlete awards from over 100 high schools were received. "This is the second year for the Positive High School Athlete Awards, and the stories of our …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nominations are being accepted.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District's Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominees for its next Athletics Hall of Fame class. The following criteria are used in determining candidates for the B-W Hall of Fame.: INDIVIDUALS At least ... TEAMS At least ... OTHERS The inductees must have graduated from high school at least five years prior to being nominated. Eight out of 10 Hall of Fame committee members must concur for a team or an individual to be placed into the Hall of Fame. You can send nominations (with supporting information) to the B-W Athletics Office: email@example.com. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Friday, April 5, 2013
A fundraiser for Kurt Hinish, a Baldwin High School graduate and local coach, will be held today, Friday, at Getaway Cafe.
A fundraiser is being held at the Getaway Cafe in Baldwin Township today, Friday, April 5, for a local man fighting cancer. Kurt Hinish, a 1984 graduate of Baldwin High School and a volunteer coach for the Baldwin-Whitehall Youth Football Association, recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy, severely hampering his ability to work as a self-employed concrete contractor. The fundraiser is being held at Getaway Cafe today, Friday, April 5, between 3 and 11 p.m. Customers who tell servers they are dining for the "Hinish Fundraiser" will have 20 percent of their food purchases donated to Kurt's family. The donations will not include gift certificate sales and will not be good with…