Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Feb. 1 event benefits Brentwood's annual Fourth of July celebration.
UPDATE: Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Sue Lockhart at 412-885-1828 or John Frombach at 412-882-3926. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. The Brentwood 4th of July Committee will hold an annual "Night at the Races" event at north Baldwin Borough's Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. The "Night at the Races" is a fundraiser for Brentwood Borough's annual Fourth of July parade and celebration, which committee Chair John Frombach says draws more than 40,000 spectators each year from all over Pittsburgh's South Hills area. "Night at the Races" used to be held at the Brentwood VFW Post 1810, but Frombach said that it has gotten so popular that the committee needs more space to accommodate people. …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly trivia question that delves into our area's colorful past. Pat Lombardi and Patty Woehler, co-presidents of the society, generously write the questions and provide the pictures. Here is this week's question: A local "Battle of the Barrel" event happens annually at firemen's carnivals, community day celebrations and holiday festivals. The tradition started in then-Baldwin Township in the 1930s on Ruthwood Avenue, and it has continued through the years. In the early years, the participating firemen did not use a barrel; their hoses were used to knock down firemen on opposing teams. Nowadays, a barrel is strung up high on a wire, and the …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
'In preparing members of Pittsburgh's immigrant and refugee community for the Brentwood Fourth of July parade, identity was important.'
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 …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly trivia question that delves into our area's colorful past. Pat Lombardi and Patty Woehler, co-presidents of the society, generously write the questions and provide the pictures. Here is this week's question: On July 4, 1914, these people raised a U.S. flag in their neighborhood for the first time. Notice the way that these folks were dressed and the number of people who came to this Independence Day celebration, which included a parade. In an area that is now part of Baldwin Borough, where exactly did this celebration take place? Read other Baldwin-Whitehall Trivia Time questions here. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Baldwin-Whitehall residents and groups join in on their next-door neighbors' celebration.
Although residents of Baldwin Township, Baldwin Borough and Whitehall Borough enjoy a different school district than their neighbors from Brentwood Borough, the two districts do enjoy many of the same things, not the least of which is an annual Fourth of July parade that Brentwood hosts along Brownsville Road, the main connecting street to each district for many members of the four municipalities. The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch checked out Brentwood's parade on Independence Day 2011 and saw quite a bit of purple and white from the many B-W residents and groups who joined in on their neighbors' celebration. (View the large photo gallery toward the right side of this page to enjoy part of the experience.)
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, July 5.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: Washington County District Attorney Announces "Major Initiative": Canon-McMillan Patch Peters Patch Collier Township to Host First Oktoberfest Friends and Family Gather for Upper St. Clair/Bethel Park Fireworks Canonsburg's Fourth of July Parade: Video Photo Gallery (Video rundown of those stories to the right of this page.)
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The B-W Patch gives you another best-of list in a weekly feature.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch presents its weekly Patch Picks feature, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. Independence Day is fast approaching (Monday), so here are five tips to enjoy a safe celebration that day, courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Enjoy the day, and check back each week for more Patch Picks! Here are last week's picks, which featured five great places to watch the annual Caste Village fireworks show.