Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Don't make your Pittsburgh Christmas company sit around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places that you can show your guests.
1. CONSOL Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four NCAA Division I men's teams scheduled to participate are from Robert Morris University, Penn State University, The Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art & Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Senator John Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Local stars Brett Keisel, Troy Polamalu and, of course, Charlie Batch search for the "true meaning of the season" in this Charlie Brown parody.
As the playoffs draw closer, Pittsburgh's favorite backup quarterback is searching for the true "meaning of the season" this Christmas—at least on YouTube. A new parody of the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas features Peanuts versions of some of your favorite Steelers from Patch communities, including Brett Keisel (Cranberry Township area) and Troy Polamalu (Pine Township). The video stars Charlie Batch, who asks a beard-petting Keisel as well as new father Ben Roethlisberger to help him find the true meaning of the Steelers season. "The playoffs season is coming up, and this whole team has stopped believing," the Batch character complains. The parody also features a thumb-sucking Mike Wallace, and Polamalu is piano-playing Schroeder. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Howard Hanna of Baldwin Borough will hold the event on Tuesday in Pleasant Hills.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services of Baldwin Borough will hold its annual "Children's Free Care Fund" dinner and Chinese auction at the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church on Old Clairton Road on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but for $7, guests can enjoy dinner and dessert. (Kids eat for free.) And for $20, guests can buy a strip of 25 Chinese auction tickets for a chance to win one or more of the many prize baskets available. Baskets include items such as lottery tickets, DVDs and much more. There are also four special prize baskets eligible to be won at the event through a separate Chinese auction. Tickets cost $5 each for those baskets: (1) a behind-the-scenes sit-in for two people on the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The offensive lineman and former Highlander left his hospital on Wednesday morning.
Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston, a 2006 Baldwin High School graduate and former Pittsburgh Panther, tweeted on Wednesday morning that he is leaving a Cleveland hospital where he was hospitalized for almost a week with blood clots in his lungs. Said Pinkston via Twitter on Wednesday, "Finally got my walking papers I'm outta here today!!!!!" According to an ESPN article by The Associated Press on Monday, "The 25-year-old was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday with the life-threatening condition. He had been feeling poorly for most of last week and became ill during the previous Sunday's home game against Cincinnati." The Browns selected Pinkston in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft after an outstanding career at…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Clark is being honored for his role in the fight against sickle cell anemia.
UPDATE: This resolution has passed unanimously (Oct. 2). Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is the subject of state Rep. Harry A. Readshaw's Pennsylvania House of Representatives Resolution 867, which would recognize Clark's contributions in the fight against sickle cell anemia. Clark, a north Baldwin Borough resident, has been teaming up with the University of Pittsburgh's Vascular Medicine Institute to raise awareness and help in fundraising for research of the potentially fatal disease. Read more about that here. In a news release, Readshaw, a Democrat whose 36th Legislative District includes parts of Baldwin and Whitehall boroughs, pointed out that Clark has suffered the effects of the disease in a very public setting. Sickle cell …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steeler is available for autographs.
Add an autograph from a Pittsburgh Steeler to your weekend groceries list. Center/guard Doug Legursky will be greeting customers at two Giant Eagle locations near Baldwin-Whitehall on Saturday. Legursky, who wears No. 64 for the Steelers and has been a Super Bowl starter, is scheduled to appear at the Bethel Park Giant Eagle along Library Road (Route 88) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and at the Century Plaza Giant Eagle along Mountain View Drive in West Mifflin Borough from 3:30 to 5 p.m. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Many NFL players just try to stay healthy until the regular season starts.
Is it too much to ask to have your top three draft picks healthy for the regular season? How 'bout just one of them? Although their second-round pick, offensive tackle Mike Adams, has seemingly recovered from his preseason knee injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers may be without first-round guard David DeCastro and third-round linebacker Sean Spence for at least a large part of the 2012 regular season after DeCastro and Spence both suffered serious knee injuries during the NFL's mandatory four-game preseason. Debates over the value of preseason games when the injury risks associated with them are weighed in have waged for years among football fans, and a rash of injuries to promising young Steelers this preseason has gotten many Pittsburghers …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …
Monday, July 16, 2012
'It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package.' — Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring another raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has again assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Aug. 30—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions: Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 30 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident. Each ticket …