Thursday, May 16, 2013
Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel.
For a limited time, Giant Eagle customers who spend $50 will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo locations, such as the one on Route 51 in Brentwood Borough. Starting Thursday, May 16, shoppers can earn 20-cents-off-per-gallon discounts for every $50 spent using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card inside Pittsburgh-area stores, including the Giant Eagle at Caste Village in Whitehall Borough. The incentive runs through Wednesday, May 29. Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel. The promotion comes just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation's highways. The bonus fuel reward increases the traditional 10-cents-per-gallon fuelperks! …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Could the South Hills look more like South Side? Or better?
It's not that the bus stops along Route 51 in Brentwood, Baldwin and Whitehall aren't functional. They're just not very good. That is ... at least compared to what they could be. Five students from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's Master of Urban Design program impressed an audience gathered at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Overbrook on Friday with their ideas for Route 51 bus stop improvements. The biggest improvements? These wouldn't just be bus stops anymore; they'd be high-tech, self-sustaining "platforms" complete with bike racks, water fountains and solar panels to power LED lights, real-time bus schedules and even vending machines and cellphone charging stations. And while the most practical idea …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The work will run from Brownsville Road to Route 88.
UPDATE: This work has been extended for Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, at least. Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Route 51 from at least Dec. 10 to 14, 2012, due to pothole patching. The work will occur in various locations across the busy state road—specifically, from its Brownsville Road intersection on the border of Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs to its Route 88 intersection in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood. That is an approximately 1.7-mile stretch. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens.
While driving in the region, have you noticed the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's community gardens? These gardens, which are planted by volunteers each spring, including the ones near Baldwin-Whitehall, have helped to beautify the region. According to the conservancy's website, corporate and organizational sponsorships and the work of more than 13,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, businesses and other organizations have made it possible for communities in 20 counties to enjoy 135 gardens. Volunteers are needed to help with this spring's community flower garden planting. Groups, families and individuals interested in helping to plant neighborhood gardens should contact Lynn McGuire-Olzak at 412-586-2324 or at lolzak@paconserve…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's a list of some places to take items that should not be sent to landfills or placed at the curb.
Although Earth Day is officially April 22, it's not too early for residents of Baldwin and Whitehall boroughs and Baldwin Township to begin to look at ways to be more environmentally friendly. The following is a list of items, provided in part by the Allegheny County Health Department, that should not be in landfills and generally aren't collected through municipal recycling. Listed below those items are places at which those items can be disposed/recycled. Appliances Tube City, West Mifflin Borough Appliance Warehouse, South Side Local Goodwill Stores may also accept some small appliances. Automotive Oils Call the Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242 for information about used oil recycling facilities…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here are some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Baldwin-Whitehall area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Various Part-Time Baldwin-Whitehall School District Jobs The district is in need of substitute secretaries, substitute noon-time aides, extra bus attendants, extra bus drivers, substitute food service employees, substitute custodial workers and substitute paraprofessionals-student assistance. (The latter position requires an associate's degree.) Each of these positions work on an "on-call/as-needed" basis. Some of these positions would be ideal for retirees, those who have school-aged children or those who would like to work just a few hours per day. Interested applicants should call 412-885-7575 …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lots of Baldwin-Whitehall restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Family Video of Route 51 on the border of Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs. The privately owned video and video game retailer offers a large selection of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs for rent or to buy new or used. The store often has specials going on and has managed to survive in a time of growing Internet video-streaming. For your convenience, there is a 24-hour drop box for returns. Have you been to this place? Review Family Video on its directory listing. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is a list of resources, events and services in honor of the Jewish observance.
It's almost time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the "Kosher for Passover" label, which, thankfully, spreads to more products year after year. Prior to the observance, Jews clean their homes and get rid …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
William Scherz, 73, was a bus driver for the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.
Charges against William Scherz, 73, of Brentwood, were held for court on Monday. Scherz was a Baldwin-Whitehall School District bus driver when he was accused in February of driving to Elizabeth Township to have sex with a 15-year-old boy. Scherz faces charges of corruption of minors, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and statutory sexual assault, among others. His formal arraignment at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas is scheduled for May 9 at 1 p.m., according to an online court document. B-W School District Superintendent Dr. Randal A. Lutz said that Scherz is on unpaid leave from the district pending the outcome of the legal process. Scherz has not been disciplined by the district, Lutz said. For more details about this …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dr. Shalley died on March 6.
Former Baldwin High School choir members will have one last chance to sing for the late Dr. Regis V. Shalley. Dr. Shalley, who died on March 6 at the age of 88, will have a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin Borough at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, and choir alumni are invited to attend and sing in honor of Shalley at the conclusion of the Mass. Shalley was the choral director at Baldwin High from 1954 to 1981. Friends are being received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home in Brentwood Borough on Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral prayer will also be held at Slater's on Thursday morning at 10:15. According to his …