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! …
Friday, May 10, 2013
And four other stories in these Whitehall police notes.
Man Sets Off Frisch's Alarm Police officers responded to a burglar alarm activated at Frisch's Restaurant in Whitehall Borough at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. After investigating the incident at the popular Caste Village business, including interviewing a resident of nearby Grove Road, the officers learned that an individual had run from the restaurant area shortly after the alarm had gone off. Police tracked that individual down on nearby Weyman Road, Danko said, and identified him as Joseph Iannaccio, 28, of 332 Flowers Ave. in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood, Danko said. Iannaccio was in "a highly intoxicated condition," according to the deputy chief, and was taken into custody …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The store's manager has helped to thwart theft four times since November.
Caste Village Giant Eagle Manager Phillip Scott did his best John O'Mara impression on May 1, helping to nab his fourth would-be thief since November 2012, according to Whitehall Borough police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko. At around 12:19 p.m. that day, Whitehall police received a call from the store reporting the apprehension of a shoplifter, Danko said. Upon investigation, police learned that Carly Sarasnick, 33, of 636 Judith Dr. in Baldwin Borough, was stopped by Scott as she tried to leave the store without paying for three videodiscs in her possession, including—coincidentally enough—a copy of the 2013 movie Gangster Squad starring Sean Penn as notorious thief Mickey Cohen. Josh Brolin plays Sgt. O'Mara of the Los Angeles Police …
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
Mike and Kim Mathias, who also own Sincerely Yogurt in South Park, hope to open the store in mid-May.
Sincerely Yogurt in South Park was a frequent stop for Mike and Kim Mathias, as they passed it every time they drove their four children to and from soccer practice. It wasn’t a tough decision to stop there for a treat, Kim said, because she and her husband loved the product as much as their children did. Now, the couple owns the South Park store—and soon, they’ll open a Sincerely Yogurt in Caste Village, too. “We were just itching to do something like this,” Kim said. “We’re both from Brentwood, so we’ve always come to these shops. We go to these restaurants and these stores all the time, so it’s neat to be part of this.” The couple, who now lives in Bethel Park, plans to open the store in mid-May, no later than Memorial Day. The store is…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Whitehall Councilwoman Linda Book hopes residents living in and outside of Whitehall will take a transportation survey—attached here—to help regain better public transit through the area.
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Tuesday, March 26
A Whitehall Borough councilwoman wants to make public transportation better for residents living within the borough—and for those living outside its borders. Councilwoman Linda Book created a transportation survey to gauge how residents in Whitehall and surrounding communities use public transportation, and how they’ve been affected by recent cuts and changes to bus routes. The survey is attached to this article as a PDF document. “I hope to collect data that can be helpful to potential transportation companies interested in providing services … if the Port Authority does not see fit to reinstate needed Whitehall bus routes once I provide data to them,” Book said in an email to Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Book said she realizes that transit …
Monday, March 25, 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. Apparel Sales Associate at Dick's Sporting Goods (West Mifflin Borough) Dick's Sporting Goods of Century III Mall is seeking a part-time apparel sales associate to fulfill the company-defined customer experience by being a friendly, available, customer-focused and excited team member; organizing and displaying merchandise to company standards; and consistently promoting company programs. Sales Advisor at Giant Eagle (Whitehall Borough) One to One Interactions is seeking a sales advisor for the Giant Eagle at Caste Village. The part-time employee will prepare products and/or recipes by using …
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 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Baldwin-Whitehall. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. Golden Rule Bar & Grill (inside Legacy Lanes) 5024 Curry Rd., Baldwin Borough, PA 15236 412-653-2695 - If NCAA basketball games occur during Pittsburgh Penguins games, guests can take advantage of a "hat trick special": personal, one-topping pizzas for $3.99 each; appetizers and wings prices half-off; 20-ounce Coors Light drafts for $2 each; raffle prize ($10 toward Legacy Lanes reward card) drawn between second and third periods (one raffle ticket per customer). Prior's Tap & …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Lots of Baldwin-Whitehall area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Armstrong's Restaurant, located in Caste Village in Whitehall Borough. This restaurant is a popular meeting place for area residents. Its menu offers American and Italian dishes. Armstrong's was a Patch 2012 Readers' Choice Award winner for Best Italian Food. Have you been there? Review this restaurant on the Armstrong's Restaurant directory listing. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.