Monday, December 31, 2012
The downtown event promises a lot of fun and activities.
Ring in the new year with fellow Pittsburghers at Highmark's First Night Pittsburgh event. The family-friendly event is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides visitors the opportunity to ring in the new year while celebrating the arts—dance, music, theater, comedy, hands-on activities and more. Several of the city's theaters will be hosting a variety of performances. The event begins at 6 p.m. with the Dollar Bank children's fireworks display and a performance by American Idol finalist—and Washington County native—Adam Brock at the Seventh Street-Penn Avenue stage. A parade begins at 8 p.m., and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be performing at 10:45 p.m. on the Highmark stage on Penn Avenue next to Fifth Avenue Place. For a…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A public meeting on Tuesday brought out various ideas for increasing participation and revenue.
Lack of attendance at its 2012 Community Day celebration led the Baldwin Borough Council to hold a public meeting on Tuesday night in order to generate ideas for drawing bigger crowds in future years. The council turned to the experts themselves—community members—to find out how to make the event better for everyone. And at the meeting, residents, council members and the Community Day committee brainstormed about several different solutions to the attendance problem, including adding new events like a carnival, a swimming tournament and/or performances by schoolchildren. "We all want it to be the best possible community function it can be," said Councilman Ed Moeller, who has been appointed to oversee the Community Day committee. "It's …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Tiny Brentwood has a grand tradition.
Tiny Brentwood Borough will see a population boom for at least two days next week, as guests and residents from in and around Pittsburgh's South Hills area will descend on the community of about 9,000 residents for an Independence Day celebration. The festivities—put together annually by Brentwood community leaders and volunteers—have grown into a can't-miss attraction for many Pittsburghers, and John Frombach, chair of the Brentwood 4th of July Committee, says that 2012 will be no different. Frombach says that the borough's Fourth of July parade alone (along Brownsville Road) draws more than 40,000 spectators each year from all over the South Hills. Here is this year's schedule: TUESDAY, JULY 3 6-8 p.m.: BRENTWOOD STREET FAIR (Along …
Friday, June 29, 2012
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The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch got around Caste Village on Friday night, not just to update readers on whether or not the fireworks show would go on as planned but to take some pictures, as well. We've started this article's media gallery with some pics of our own. Upload your photos from Friday night here! Just click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Rain and storms passing over Whitehall Borough will not cancel Friday's fireworks show.
Despite rain and storms that passed through Whitehall Borough on Friday night, the 2012 fireworks show at Caste Village will go on as planned. Officials from Pyrotecnico, The Royal Mile Company and the Whitehall Fire Company said that they see no reason as to why the show should be canceled or postponed. The fireworks are scheduled to begin shortly after 9:30 p.m. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Independence Day celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Friday. Fireworks expected at 9:30.
One of the best yearly attractions in Pittsburgh's South Hills area returns this Friday when Caste Village in Whitehall Borough hosts another Independence Day celebration, starting at 5 p.m. Most Caste stores will be open during the celebration to sell food, refreshments and other goods, including Frisch's Restaurant with its famous service line, Julie's Treats with its candy and ice cream, and many, many others. Of course, the event also includes Caste Village's renowned free fireworks show, which is expected to start at around 9:30 p.m. Pyrotecnico has the fireworks honors this year. Musical entertainment will also be provided all night long, including a disc jockey from 5-7 and a live band from 7-9. As usual, area drivers should expect …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Whitehall mayor defends pedestrians' use.
If you ask Whitehall Borough Mayor James F. Nowalk, there's really no question: The Cherryvale Path is fair game for area residents and visitors who want to take that shortcut from Cherryvale Drive to Springmeadow Court. But at least one person disagrees with the mayor, posting "PRIVATE PROPERTY" and "NO TRESPASSING" signs along the walkway and adjoining ramp. Technically, that person is at least half-right: The Cherryvale Path is on private property. But Mayor Nowalk said at a Whitehall Council meeting on Wednesday night that the path has been traversed for at least two decades and that pedestrians have a legal "easement" to use it. The path even predates the owned parcel that it sits on between Cherryvale and the Whitehall Farms …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
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Friends and neighbors from across Baldwin Borough and its surrounding municipalities descended on Churchview Avenue and the Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex on Saturday for the 2012 version of Baldwin Community Day. The daylong event—booths opened at 7 a.m., and fireworks went off at around 10 p.m.—featured the annual Baldwin Mile race, community parade down Churchview, free swimming at the Baldwin Borough Swimming Pool, food, amusement rides and a horde of other activities and performances to allow a large part of Pittsburgh's South Hills area to display some civic pride. Enjoy the photos and video found above, and click on "Upload Photos and Videos" to add your own! What the Community Day Schedule Looked Like: --- Follow the Baldwin-…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Enjoy food, baseball, fireworks and more on June 8.
Neighbors and guests from Whitehall Borough will descend on CONSOL Energy Park for a family-friendly night of food, baseball and fireworks on Friday, June 8. Tickets for the event are on sale now through May 25 at the Borough of Whitehall Municipal Complex. (Order form included in the media gallery above.) Registrants will pay $25 per adult and $15 per child (aged 12 and younger) for tickets to the June 8, Washington Wild Things game against the Normal (IL) CornBelters in North Franklin Township, a suburb of Washington, PA. An all-you-can-eat pregame buffet will be served in a private group picnic area at 5:45 p.m. for those with tickets purchased through Whitehall officials. The game starts at 7:05. Whitehall ticketholders will sit in …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Here are 10 events that will "light up" your holiday weekend.
Welcome to the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" Where?/When?: The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts/Various times; click here for the full schedule. Why Go?: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Broadway musical production of the classic, whimsical tale of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," running from Nov. 22-27 at The Benedum Center. "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole …