Thursday, January 19, 2012
District recognitions, new printer/copier contract approved, Lions Club donation and much more.
Outstanding Students Applauded The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board recognized a number of B-W School District students on Wednesday night, starting with its applause of J.E. Harrison Middle School seventh-grader Katie Zemaitis for winning a First Night Pittsburgh Singing Contest and performing at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012. The board also congratulated Katarena McCall (cosmetology), Nicholas Keller (collision repair & refinishing), Matthew Mient (auto mechanics), Shawdaea Hatch (cosmetology) and Richard Conti (auto mechanics) as recent recipients of Extra Effort awards from Steel Center Area Vocational Technical School. Retired Steel Center Director Thanked for His Service B-W …
Monday, January 2, 2012
How do you plan to better yourself in 2012?
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Monday, January 2, 2012
What is your New Year's resolution? It's 2012, and the turn of the calendar is a great time to start something new or restart something that you meant to do in 2011. Tell us how you plan to better yourself this year. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Harrison Middle School seventh-grader sings Martina McBride's 'Anyway.'
Katie Zemaitis, a seventh-grader at J.E. Harrison Middle School, performed at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012. Zemaitis was invited to perform during the New Year's Eve celebration as the winner of Equitable Gas and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's First Night Pittsburgh Singing Contest. Zemaitis' audition video of her singing Martina McBride's "Anyway" earned the most fan votes out of all challengers for the right to perform at The Benedum Center. Zemaitis also won $500 in cash. Zemaitis, 12, and her family live in Whitehall Borough. She performed "Anyway" again on New Year's Eve. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Photos are allowed, but admission must be purchased first.
Through Jan. 1, the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh's Manchester neighborhood (North Side) will display all six Super Bowl trophies won by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The display will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year's Day. Fans are encouraged to pose with the trophies and to take pictures. However, the opportunity to view the display only comes to those who have purchased a general admission pass to the science center, which costs $17.95 per adult and $11.95 per child (aged 3 to 12 years). Children aged 2 and younger may enter for free. Visitor parking at the Carnegie Science Center is $5 per vehicle for non-members and $3 per vehicle for members. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here are 10 events happening this weekend, including some special New Year's Eve events.
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. Local Disaster Relief Donations Where?/When?: Wendy's/Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 29-31 Why Go?: Now through Dec. 31, customers who visit area Wendy's restaurants can make a $1 donation to support local disaster relief efforts and subsequently receive free Junior Frosties for an entire year. Customers can purchase a Junior Frosty Key Tag for $1 and then show that key tag on subsequent visits to …
The trees will be mulched and used in county parks.
Area residents can take their Christmas tree—real, not artificial—to the South Park Wave Pool parking lot from Jan. 3 through Jan. 22 to have it recycled. The trees, collected from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during that 21-day period, will be turned into mulch that will be used in parks throughout Allegheny County. All lights, tinsel and other decorations, as well as tree stands, must be removed from the trees prior to being dropped off. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Pitt's Cathedral of Learning's 27 functional classrooms, rich in heritage, are adorned in traditional holiday decor through Jan. 15.
Where can you visit 27 countries in one day? The University of Pittsburgh. Nestled inside the towering 42-story Cathedral of Learning—the world's second-tallest education building—sit small rooms, rich in heritage, each architecturally designed and decorated in the style of the country that it represents. Especially beautiful during the holiday season, the cathedral's Nationality Rooms are bedecked in holiday decor through Jan. 15. So why not take a tour? On the weekends, narrated tape tours are available on Saturdays without prior reservation from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The last tape tour is dispatched at 2:30. Guided holiday tours are available at 10 a.m. daily from Dec. 27-31. Tickets will be sold …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Perhaps the answer is somewhere in the middle.
Each week, our council of experts and smart parents takes your questions, gives advice and shares solutions. Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Bob Healy provides the topic this week. "How much do you give your kids for Christmas? Is it OK to 'overdo it' that day? Do you skip gift-giving altogether? "Do you think that some parents fail to find a happy medium with Christmas gifts?" Please leave your comments below this article to share with other Patch readers. The other parents certainly appreciate it. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
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.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Here are deals from in and around Baldwin-Whitehall to help you serve your loved ones on Sunday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's weekly Frugal Family article helps you and your family save some cash! Here are deals that you can find in and around Baldwin-Whitehall this week to help you prepare Christmas dinner. 1.) Ham Deal: Gordon Food Service (or just GFS), which has a location on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills Borough, is selling fully cooked smoked honey spiral ham and round ham for $1.69 per pound. Good through: Dec. 24, 2011. 2.) Libby's Vegetables Deal: Dollar General—there's one on Sussex Avenue in Baldwin Township—is selling three 14.5-15-ounce cans of Libby's vegetables (green beans, corns, et al.) for $2. Good through: Dec. 23, 2011. 3.) Pop Deal: Rite Aid, which has two locations in Baldwin-Whitehall (1, 2), is offering four 2-…