Monday, December 26, 2011
Through tough times, the organization pushes forward to end hunger.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank continues to put food on the tables of people in need across the region even with the number of families served growing every month because of an economy riddled with layoffs, unemployment benefits running out and other economic challenges. Serving 120,000 people per month, according to Iris Valanti, public relations director for the food bank, the organization has accommodated 3,500 new families every month this year. Baldwin-Whitehall residents are no stranger to the food bank. In fact, there are four Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank locations in Baldwin-Whitehall, including Baldwin Emergency Medical Services Station 510, Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, Whitehall Church of …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Rev. Bryce writes about 11-year-old Muslim boy.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Rev. Dr. Bruce E. Bryce, the congregational care pastor at the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church in Whitehall Borough, wrote a Dec. 4 letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about an 11-year-old Muslim boy named Khalid Husain, who wrote a Nov. 24 letter to the same publication. "I can give thanks during the holidays by simply doing what my faith tells me," Husain wrote. "Help others, love your country and don't let fanatics take over your faith." Bryce responded, "My faith proclaims that God so loved the world that He gave Himself. When those whose provincialism blinds them to an accurate view of the whole world rather than just their tiny part of it, it is great to find someone (Husain) whose insight is so wise and so …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Eight down, seven to go in Healy's visits to Baldwin-Whitehall polling places.
(Scroll through the slideshow above to see images from the first half of Election Day, and watch for Part 2 later.) Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Bob Healy has visited eight of the Baldwin-Whitehall area's 15 polling places so far on Tuesday, and every poll worker has told him essentially the same thing: It's been better than the May 17 primaries, but the turnout still leaves much to be desired. Five people will earn four-year seats on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board on Tuesday, and one other person will earn a two-year school board seat. Yet, despite sunny weather, area poll workers are reporting a low voter turnout so far. Also to be decided in Baldwin-Whitehall on Tuesday are three four-year terms on the Baldwin Borough Council, …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Learn where YOUR polling place is for the upcoming general elections.
The Baldwin-Whitehall area will see races for school board and borough/township positions in Nov. 8 general elections. To make the voting process easier for Baldwin-Whitehall Patch readers, below is a list of B-W's polling places. To learn which place you specifically should be voting at, use this resource. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Scroll down to see B-W list.) BALDWIN BOROUGH Lafferty Center, 330 Joseph St. BALDWIN BOROUGH Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex, 3344 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Option Independent Fire Company, 825 Streets Run Road BALDWIN BOROUGH McAnnulty Elementary School, 5151 McAnulty Road BALDWIN BOROUGH Leland Park Community …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday night Homecoming and shopping bargains this weekend.
Hello, moms! There seems to be a little chill in the air these days, but that's okay. If anything, that signals the start of a whole new season. And I don’t just mean that fall is coming; I mean football season! And, you know, I'm not just talking about the Steelers. I mean the Baldwin Fighting Highlanders! Baldwin High School officials are calling for all Baldwin-Whitehall residents to come out to Baldwin High Stadium for the varsity football game this Friday night, Sept. 23. It's a “Whiteout”! Come out and show your Highlander pride, moms. For those of you not familiar with a “whiteout,” it means to lose the color in your clothes. In other words: Wear white! Baldwin is playing local rival Thomas Jefferson High School this Friday at 7:30 …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Some familiar faces, some new ones around a purple-and-white elections trail.
Baldwin-Whitehall had 15 polling places open to vote in primary races for school board, borough/township and county positions on Tuesday ... and Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Bob Healy visited each one of them in about seven hours that day. Healy visited eight purple-and-white polling places before writing an article detailing Part I of that journey and heading out for the last seven. Part I stops included (in order) Baldwin High School, the Borough of Whitehall municipal complex, Option Independent Fire Company, the Wallace Building, Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, the Baldwin Borough municipal complex, W.R. Paynter Elementary School and the Lafferty Center on Joseph Street. Part II started at the Baldwin Township municipal …
Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Bob Healy has visited eight of our area's 15 polling places so far on Tuesday.
We must not like rain here. Either that or we're waiting for November's general elections to let our voices be heard concerning school board, borough/township and county races. Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Bob Healy has visited eight of the Baldwin-Whitehall area's 15 polling places so far on Tuesday. Healy has interviewed a number of local elections officials and candidates campaigning outside of polling places and has come away with one major summation: Tuesday's elections won't see a lot of voters. Most of the interviewees, including Baldwin Borough Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr.—who was handing out fliers promoting the re-election of Democrats Michael Stelmasczyk, John Ferris and David M. Depretis to the Baldwin Borough Council—are …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A list of polling places in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough.
The Baldwin-Whitehall area will see races for school board and borough/township positions in May 17 primary elections. To make the voting process easier for Baldwin-Whitehall Patch readers, below is a list of B-W's polling places. To learn which place you should be voting at, use this resource. BALDWIN BOROUGH Lafferty Center, 330 Joseph St. BALDWIN BOROUGH Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex, 3344 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Option Independent Fire Company, 825 Streets Run Road BALDWIN BOROUGH McAnnulty Elementary School, 5151 McAnulty Road BALDWIN BOROUGH Leland Park Community House, 374 Knoedler Road BALDWIN BOROUGH W.R. Paynter Elementary School, 3454 …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This weekend, catch a baseball game or head to the Kidgits event at nearby South Hills Village!
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has once again assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. Look for the Grab & Go Kids Planner every week and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips. Just add them to the comments box below! Even if you disagree with our picks, please tell us. We want to hear from you! FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK