Friday, March 8, 2013
Girls event will run from March 11-14 and on March 16 at the mall. Boys event is in April in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services' Project Prom Shop will again make available free prom dresses to eligible high school girls who find the cost of a prom outfit to be not within their families' budgets. In addition, young men who are or whose families are currently receiving services through that county department are invited to participate in Project Prom 2013 for Gentlemen. The girls event will take place on the third floor of Century III Mall in West Mifflin Borough from Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The boys event takes place in the Human Services Building at One Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh from 5 to 8 p.m. on every Thursday…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The state representative calls for new direction in Harrisburg.
State Rep. Martin Michael Schmotzer has issued a news release to thank the residents of Pennsylvania's 22nd House District for the opportunity to serve them. Schmotzer's term in the House comes to a close today, Nov. 30. "It's been an honor to serve and represent the people of the 22nd District," Schmotzer said, "from Brookline and Beechview to Baldwin (Township) and Whitehall (Borough). I kept all my promises to you. I had a 100-percent voting record, I didn't take the health care coverage, and I showed up for work every day. "The most important votes I cast were probably those dealing with the (state) budget," the Democrat and longtime Baldwin-Whitehall School Board member from Whitehall said. "I was adamantly opposed to locking in last …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The performance is part of the city's 45th Annual Holiday Choral Program.
The J.E. Harrison Middle School band, chorus and orchestra will join several other local school music groups this holiday season in Pittsburgh's 45th Annual Holiday Choral Program. J.E. Harrison Middle's performance, like all of the program's concerts, will be held on the grand staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., downtown Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Twenty-four local groups will participate in this year's program. The Harrison students' time to perform is Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 12:20 p.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the opportunity to watch the performances in person, each performance will be broadcast on the Grant Street side of the county courthouse so that downtown shoppers and workers may enjoy them, as well. Click here…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
You can catch video from the event here.
The Whitehall Church along East Willock Road played host on Nov. 15 to an annual Thanksgiving celebration, and the event's organizers—South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM)—captured video from the event. (See video above.) Originally organized in 2006 to celebrate both Thanksgiving and the announcement that SHIM was opening the Prospect Park Family Center in Whitehall Borough early the next year, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. Dinner at the event features meals prepared by families serviced by SHIM, as well as SHIM employees. The choices range from American Thanksgiving staples, such as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, to items more typical of some SHIM families' native countries. According to its website, SHIM's …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Both Republicans and Democrats came out to support the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund on Thursday night.
Usually, audiences at the Pittsburgh Improv are laughing at politicians, but, at Candidates' Comedy Night, they were laughing with them. The fundraiser for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund had politicians reaching across the aisles on Thursday night so that their constituents could roll in them. Among those taking to The Waterfront stage in Homestead Borough to tell jokes, perform skits and even sing for charity were seven politicians directly representing parts of Baldwin-Whitehall: incumbent Democrat Jay Costa, of Pennsylvania's 43rd Senatorial District, which includes Baldwin Borough; Lawrence Maggi, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives' 18th District of Pennsylvania, including Whitehall Borough; …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The fifth annual event will spotlight the comedic talents of candidates running for political office in November's general election to raise money for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.
Some national, state and local candidates running in November's general elections will be trading the campaign trail for the Pittsburgh Improv stage at The Waterfront in Homestead Borough this Thursday to present a night of comedy to benefit area children. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Candidates' Comedy Night spotlights the comedic talents of candidates—including seven directly representing parts of Baldwin-Whitehall—in a fundraiser to benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. Among this year's featured performers are: Mike Doyle, an incumbent and Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives' 14th District of Pennsylvania, which includes Baldwin Township and Baldwin Borough; Hans Lessmann, Doyle's Republican …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Girls event will run from March 6-10 at the mall. Boys event is in April in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services' Project Prom Shop will again make available free prom dresses to eligible high school girls who find the cost of a prom outfit not within their family's budget. In addition, young men who are or whose families are currently receiving services through that county department are invited to participate in Project Prom 2012 for Gentlemen this year. The girls event will take place on the first floor of Century III Mall in West Mifflin Borough from Tuesday, March 6, through Friday, March 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boys event takes place in the Human Services Building at One Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh from 5 to 8 p.m. on every Thursday in …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
During the cold weather season, LIHEAP Crisis provides assistance to low-income households that are experiencing heating emergencies.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open its crisis program centers on Jan. 3, 2011, with a tentative closing date of March 30, 2012. The program may be extended or shortened depending upon the availability of federal funds. During the cold weather season, the LIHEAP Crisis program provides assistance to low-income households that are experiencing heating emergencies, including no heat, lack of deliverable fuels—heating oil, propane and kerosene—and heating system and fuel line repairs and replacements. In order to qualify for LIHEAP Crisis, an applicant must have an emergency situation caused by the utility service to the home being turned off and locked, being without fuel, or having broken heating …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Kidnap-Murder Case Still 'Not A Lost Cause' 34 Years Later KO Teacher, CUP Beneficiary Shawn O'Donnell Succumbs to Cancer South Hills Interfaith Ministries Asks Whitehall Council for Support Fort Couch Middle Named a 'School to Watch,' Again Boyce Middle Redesignated as a 'School to Watch' CV Grad Films Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Brown Eyed Baker Makes Thanksgiving with a Twist --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
An estimated 200 people from refugee and immigrant families gathered at The Whitehall Church on East Willock.
An annual Thanksgiving celebration organized by South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) fed about 50 happy people at its first run in 2006. On Thursday night, that number grew to about 200 people, and that's only because The Whitehall Church auditorium couldn't hold anymore. Originally organized to celebrate both Thanksgiving and the announcement that SHIM was opening the Prospect Park Family Center in early 2007, SHIM's annual November dinner has grown to where it took two full bus trips to bring refugee and immigrant families from Whitehall Borough's Wallace (Prospect) Park area to The Whitehall Church on East Willock Road on Thursday. Volunteers from Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, Seton-La Salle Catholic High School…