Monday, November 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania winner, who will receive $250, is now entered to win the $5,000 grand prize in Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America contest.
You know what they say—no (goblin) guts, no glory. Congratulations to Lucian Meckley, who has been selected as the Pennsylvania winner of Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Lucian was chosen from among the many adults and children from across Pennsylvania who entered the contest. Entrants posted hundreds of costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. We had lots of ghouls, ghosts and Honey Boo Boos to choose from, but we were won over by Lucian's recycling truck costume, assembled by Dad and Mom from cardboard, a set of stroller wheels and a frame built from re-purposed wood. As the winner of the $250 prize for the best costume in Pennsylvania, Lucian, of Germansville, Lehigh …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
We're searching for the Best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
UPDATE: Due to the postponement of many Halloween activities in the area, this contest's deadline has been pushed to Monday, Nov. 5, at 11:59 p.m. We will be announcing a winner on Nov. 12. ... It doesn't matter if you're Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween. If you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, NJ, won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their family members from this Halloween or from years past. Here's how to enter: Simply click on the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Area children can get their goodies from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.
Final updates in bold italics. ... Hurricane Sandy will come dressed as "Frankenstorm" this Halloween season, and the significant storm event has caused the trick-or-treating times in all three Baldwin-Whitehall municipalities to be delayed. Trick-or-treating was originally scheduled for Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township, but municipal leaders have agreed to push the event back to Saturday night, Nov. 3, also from 6 to 8. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Halloween wouldn't be complete without carving some pumpkins, so show us yours!
Carving pumpkins is a tradition for many during the Halloween season. Do you carve simple faces, detail-oriented designs, or do you like to paint your pumpkins? Share a photo of your Jack-o-Lantern with us by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There are SEVEN registered sex offenders listed as residing in Baldwin-Whitehall, according to the Pennsylvania State police Megan's Law website.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Map information from the Pennsylvania State police Megan's Law website. Patch wants to help Baldwin-Whitehall parents keep their kids safe this Halloween season. And as your little ones and not-so-little ones prepare to go door to door for trick-or-treating this coming Wednesday, Patch offers a map of our community's registered sex offenders whose residential addresses are listed on the Pennsylvania State police Megan's Law website. The Megan's Law site provides information only for the individuals currently registered with the Pennsylvania State police as sexual offenders. State police say that the website does not list information for every individual ever arrested or convicted of a sex-related offense. According to the website, state …
An annual Halloween party begins there at 6 p.m.
Kids looking for a spooky good time can head over to South Hills Village from 6 to 8 tonight, Thursday, Oct. 25, to take part in the mall's annual Halloween festivities. Costumed children aged 12 years and younger are invited to receive a free trick-or-treat bag at the mall (while supplies last) and collect Halloween treats from participating South Hills Village stores. Participating stores will be marked by a festive Halloween sign. So that the event may be fun and safe for all visitors, children and families should adhere to the following guidelines for the evening: "South Hills Village is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween entertainment in a fun, safe community environment," said Jennifer Carroll, the mall's director …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
When can my children get their goodies, and is my borough/township hosting a party?
Halloween will be here in one week, and if you're not sure when your local municipal leaders have approved trick-or-treating times for area children, look no further. Also, did you know that the Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Township municipal buildings, as well as Caste Village and the Baldwin Borough and Whitehall Borough public libraries, will host Halloween celebrations? See below. Baldwin Borough Municipal Celebration: Saturday, Oct. 20, Baldwin Borough Municipal Building, noon-3 p.m. The celebration features games, prizes, a pumpkin patch, face-painting, balloon twisters, a haunted log home, candy, other treats and much more. Baldwin Library Event: FAMILY FUN TIME! Fright Night Halloween Fun, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Leftovers from Tuesday night's Baldwin Council meeting.
Triangle Pet Control Services Contract Ended By a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, the Baldwin Council officially ended Baldwin Borough's contract with Triangle Pet Control Services, which was shut down by officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Oct. 1 after it allegedly defrauded the state by getting paid for services that it didn't perform. Baldwin Borough has been without animal control services throughout October as a result of the shutdown. On Oct. 2, borough Manager John Barrett said that Baldwin officials will "have to figure something out" in order to replace Triangle Pet. Borough Will Soon Stop Paying for Trash Collection at Apartments By another unanimous vote, the Baldwin Council agreed to have …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Zombie-themed T-shirts are available now at Century III and Pittsburgh Mills New Dimension Comics stores.
To say that Ryan Eperthener and Brandon Becker, co-founders of the ZomBiewEar clothing company, are fans of zombie movies would probably be a safe assumption. After all, Becker convinced Eperthener to let him in on the business only after telling Eperthener exactly what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse. The longtime friends, both Baldwin High School graduates and Baldwin-Whitehall residents, are now trying to dress for exactly such an occasion—and make sure that you're dressed for it, too. Their company's T-shirts, available in black and grey, consist of green lettering staggered across a bloody red background, and they are available now at two New Dimension Comics stores—the ones at Century III Mall in West Mifflin Borough and at…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Most of the money is for a Colewood Park water basin project. And other leftovers from an Oct. 9 council meeting.
Borrowing for DEP Consent Decree Forced to satisfy a consent decree from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Baldwin Borough Council is expected to approve a $14,175,000 general obligation bond issue on Oct. 16 that includes $9.7 million marked for sewer projects. Of the $9.7 million, $8.7 million is for a large water basin project near Colewood Park that includes the installation of a long stretch of pipeline that would run from roughly Hollowhaven Drive to the railway that crosses Horning Road. DEP officials have deemed that sewage water from south Baldwin and the nearby municipalities that also contribute to the Lick Run waterway has led to overflow in a Pleasant Hills Authority water treatment plant. The Colewood …