Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is your Christmas tree dropping its needles or looking a little tired? Drop it off to be turned into mulch at a county park near you.
Allegheny County's fifth annual Christmas tree recycling program is under way and will run through Saturday, Jan. 19, at all nine county parks. County residents may drop off trees daily from dawn to dusk. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from the trees. The trees will be turned into mulch for use at the parks. Trees may be taken to these locations: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Don't make your Pittsburgh Christmas company sit around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places that you can show your guests.
1. CONSOL Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four NCAA Division I men's teams scheduled to participate are from Robert Morris University, Penn State University, The Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art & Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Senator John Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz …
Students learn about Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Eid, Three Kings Day and more.
Students at the Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School in Baldwin Township are exposed to cultural diversity perhaps more than any other children in the area. And that was never more true than on Thursday afternoon when the school hosted an International Winter Celebration. Students learned about an array of holiday traditions that day, including ones from Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Eid, Three Kings Day and more. Each individual classroom hosted a presentation and a display demonstrating what its students learned about each of those holidays. Check out the photos above to catch a glimpse of Young Scholars' International Winter Celebration. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook …
Some malls have special hours to accommodate returns and sales.
To accommodate seasonal sales and the returns of items purchased, many Pittsburgh-area shopping malls will have special hours of operation for the week following Christmas Day, while some malls will simply revert back to their normal schedules. See below for a list of area malls and their hours from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Also, see if those malls will keep their children's ride-along trains up after Christmas. All restaurant hours may vary. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Stores will be swamped with returns after Christmas.
Christmas is over, so traffic at the stores will die down, right? Wrong. Time for all of those unwanted holiday gifts to get returned. To make your life a little bit easier, here are the return policies for some of the Pittsburgh area's largest retailers: Macy's Items can be returned at any location. If you have a voucher, you can return an item in its original form at any time. If you don't have a proof of purchase, you can get store credit at the item's lowest selling price within the past 180 days. Click here for more information. Wal-Mart Wal-Mart has changed its return policy to accommodate holiday shoppers. For items that were purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 that have a limited return/exchange period (15 days, 30 days, et al.), …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's what the National Weather Service has to say for the Baldwin-Whitehall area.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We might get lucky, but Christmas will probably just be gray this year. Here's a look at, roughly, the Baldwin-Whitehall forecast through Christmas night from the National Weather Service: Should you take any weather-related photos, contribute to Patch by adding them to this article. Just click on one of the "Upload Photos and Videos" buttons above! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Read here for information on how T and bus service will run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve, Port Authority of Allegheny County service will operate on weekday schedules, and the Port Authority Downtown Service Center will be open for regular hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), according to a news release. Port Authority bus, T and incline service will then operate on holiday schedules on Christmas Day. (If your route does not operate on Sundays, then it will not operate on Christmas Day.) The Downtown Service Center will be closed on Christmas Day, but Port Authority's Customer Service phone line will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional holiday details are posted at www.portauthority.org. For more information, call Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or 412-231-7007 (TTY). This article originally …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Whether you need sugar or a stamp, Patch has you covered.
Need another bottle of wine? Forget the milk? Wanna hit the gym? Here's a list of what's open and closed in and around Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you know of an entity either in Baldwin-Whitehall or nearby that has special holiday hours and is not included in this article, please leave the name of that place along with its hours in the comments section below. Government Offices: Baldwin Borough Municipal Office - Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Whitehall Borough Municipal Office - Open on Christmas Eve from 8:30 a.m.-noon; closed on Christmas Day. Baldwin Township Municipal Office - Open on Christmas Eve from 8:30 a.m.-noon; closed on Christmas Day. Post Offices…
Located about 20-25 minutes from Baldwin-Whitehall in nearby West Mifflin Borough, Kennywood is all lit up for the holidays, and some rides are open, too.
More than 1 million dazzling lights and displays are illuminating Kennywood Park for the holiday season. Kennywood Holiday Lights will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 30, plus Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 26 and 27. These rides are open during "Holiday Lights": Gingerbread Express (Olde Kennywood Railroad), Merry-Go-Round, Paratrooper, Kangaroo, Ghostwood Estate (with a special holiday theme), Turtle, Auto Race and up to nine Kiddieland attractions. And forget the holiday cookies—the Potato Patch is open! Among the other attractions: Admission costs $14.99 per person at the gate, plus a $1 amusement tax, but you can save $2 with tickets from participating Giant Eagle locations. (The Caste Village Giant …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Local stars Brett Keisel, Troy Polamalu and, of course, Charlie Batch search for the "true meaning of the season" in this Charlie Brown parody.
As the playoffs draw closer, Pittsburgh's favorite backup quarterback is searching for the true "meaning of the season" this Christmas—at least on YouTube. A new parody of the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas features Peanuts versions of some of your favorite Steelers from Patch communities, including Brett Keisel (Cranberry Township area) and Troy Polamalu (Pine Township). The video stars Charlie Batch, who asks a beard-petting Keisel as well as new father Ben Roethlisberger to help him find the true meaning of the Steelers season. "The playoffs season is coming up, and this whole team has stopped believing," the Batch character complains. The parody also features a thumb-sucking Mike Wallace, and Polamalu is piano-playing Schroeder. …