Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted, and this house was the top local vote-getter in our 'Deck the House' contest.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Who has the best "decked" house in Baldwin-Whitehall? According to users who participated in our annual "Deck the House" contest, this home has the best holiday lights in either Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough or Baldwin Township. We had tons of national entries in this year's "Deck the House" contest, and in our quest to find the best holiday decorations in the country, we've seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright that they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone's holiday spirit, but "Deck the House" isn't over yet. We're still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists from all of our …
Here are some tips to keep your family safe this winter.
The holidays and winter can be a wonderful time of the year—but only if you're safe. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) are providing tips to prevent fires during a season of dry Christmas trees and space heaters. According to the NFPA, a fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. To see how quick, watch the video found in the media gallery above. Here are some tips from both the NFPA and NFSA: Allegheny County officials are also offering a list of resources to help you and your family. To check out the safety tips, click here. This article originally appeared on the Plum-Oakmont Patch. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our contest, and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bill!
We've launched our annual "Deck the House" Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best "decked" house in the country, the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in your town jokes that your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center's. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or a video of your decorated home to our contest page (http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/baldwin-whitehall) from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter—in this case, Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough or Baldwin Township. Patch officials will select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the electric bill for each …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Share a photo to enter Patch's 'Nutcracker Tradition' contest. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's upcoming holiday production of 'The Nutcracker.'
Attending a performance of "The Nutcracker" is a holiday tradition, and this year, Patch wants to help you enjoy the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's always-in-demand production of the classic story of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince. Enter Patch's "Nutcracker Tradition" photo contest by sharing a photo or photos of your favorite little one holding your family's favorite nutcracker. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to attend a performance this month of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's holiday spectacular, "The Nutcracker." Starting today and lasting through Dec. 17, you may enter our contest by uploading here your photo or photos of your favorite youngster with a nutcracker. Each Patch site in western Pennsylvania will choose one winner …
An exclusive one-on-one with the most popular man of December—Kris Kringle.
Patch: What have been the most popular gift requests this year? Santa: Electronics—iPods, iPhone 5s, mini iPads, everything. Patch: How have gift requests changed over the years? Santa: All the electronics have been the biggest change. Even the small ones are asking for iPhones. Patch: What have been your most unusual and memorable gift requests? Santa: One wanted me to bring the parents back together. Another one wanted his family to have a very happy holiday. The best was, two or three years ago, a 4- or 5-year-old wanted a phone. It took a lot of time for me to figure out why he wanted a phone at such a young age. He finally told me he wanted a phone for when he had to call his friends because his mother was always on the phone! Patch: …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday night was an eventful one in Whitehall.
Baldwinaires Performance (and Upcoming Shows) Baldwinaires, a singing group made up of Baldwin High School students, entertained attendees at Wednesday night's Baldwin-Whitehall School Board meeting with three different holiday songs. Baldwin High music teacher Kris Tranter led the group. (Watch the video accompanying this article to enjoy that performance.) On Dec. 16, the Baldwinaires will join the River City Brass Band for a performance at Baldwin High at 2 p.m. Tickets for that event start at $20 each for seniors and $22 each for other adults. Call 412-434-7222 to buy tickets and/or for more information. And on Dec. 20, a holiday chorus concert, which will include the Baldwinaires, will be performed at the high school at 7 p.m. Tickets…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here's a uniquely Pittsburgh version of the Christmas music classic.
If you're from the Pittsburgh area, you'll appreciate this 'Burgh-style take on a Christmas classic that's getting a lot of attention on YouTube. Enjoy. Yinz'll love it! This article originally appeared on the NorthHills Patch. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten hold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you! Cheers, Patchy the Elf --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
North Baldwin welcomes the big man on Dec. 5, followed by south Baldwin on Dec. 8.
There'll be no excuse for Baldwin Borough families to miss Santa Claus this year, as the jolly old elf will appear at both ends of the borough in a four-day period. North Baldwin residents will have their crack at the big man on Dec. 5, as the Baldwin Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Christmas event at the Baldwin Municipal Complex along Churchview Avenue that night from 6 to 8:30. The event is free to the public and will feature Christmas carolers, a deejay, crafters, hot chocolate, coffee, other treats, face-painting, the lighting of the borough Christmas tree and, of course, a visit from Santa. In the spirit of giving, folks are asked to donate a non-perishable food item or money to be given to local food pantries. Plenty of parking is …
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…