Thursday, May 16, 2013
Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel.
For a limited time, Giant Eagle customers who spend $50 will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo locations, such as the one on Route 51 in Brentwood Borough. Starting Thursday, May 16, shoppers can earn 20-cents-off-per-gallon discounts for every $50 spent using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card inside Pittsburgh-area stores, including the Giant Eagle at Caste Village in Whitehall Borough. The incentive runs through Wednesday, May 29. Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel. The promotion comes just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation's highways. The bonus fuel reward increases the traditional 10-cents-per-gallon fuelperks! …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The gas line work is part of the Routes 51-88 realignment project.
Gas line work has shut down Provost Road in Whitehall Borough for about a week, but Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 safety press officer Steve Cowan said that the work is expected to be completed by the end of this week. At that time, the closure on Provost will be lifted, Cowan said. The gas line work is part of the Routes 51-88 realignment project, Cowan said, and soon, the work will shift to an area along Route 51 from Stewart Avenue to Route 88. However, that gas work is not expected to affect traffic. Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Could the South Hills look more like South Side? Or better?
It's not that the bus stops along Route 51 in Brentwood, Baldwin and Whitehall aren't functional. They're just not very good. That is ... at least compared to what they could be. Five students from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's Master of Urban Design program impressed an audience gathered at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Overbrook on Friday with their ideas for Route 51 bus stop improvements. The biggest improvements? These wouldn't just be bus stops anymore; they'd be high-tech, self-sustaining "platforms" complete with bike racks, water fountains and solar panels to power LED lights, real-time bus schedules and even vending machines and cellphone charging stations. And while the most practical idea …
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
ANSWER: Most folks did get this one: It's Tender Maid Donuts! - - - - - The Baldwin Historical Society brings you another 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: This was a family-owned business run by Steve and Jean Stoyanoff and their three sons from 1961 until 1980. It was located on Clairton Boulevard (Route 51). The coffee shop was a favorite stopping place for local police. The Stoyanoffs lived in an apartment below the store. Many area boys and girls got their their first jobs working here. What was the name of this business? We will reveal the answer on Monday. Read …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
And three other stories in these borough police notes.
AutoZone Employee Charged with Retail Theft Police officers went to the AutoZone on Route 51 in Whitehall Borough at around 11:50 a.m. on Thursday to speak with the store's loss prevention officer, according to Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi. The loss prevention officer informed police that an employee of the store—Danielle Hibbs, 36, of 2089 Plainview Ave. in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood—was caught taking money from the store's register and stealing merchandise, Dolfi said. The approximate value of the cash and merchandise taken was $87. The theft occurred across numerous incidents during an unspecified period of time, but "it came to a head" on Thursday, Dolfi said. Whitehall police are citing Hibbs with retail theft. …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The work will run from Brownsville Road to Route 88.
UPDATE: This work has been extended for Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, at least. Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Route 51 from at least Dec. 10 to 14, 2012, due to pothole patching. The work will occur in various locations across the busy state road—specifically, from its Brownsville Road intersection on the border of Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs to its Route 88 intersection in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood. That is an approximately 1.7-mile stretch. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The road reopened at around 11:30 a.m.
Route 51 in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood—near the Maytide Street intersection—is back open after police closed down the state road at around 10:40 a.m. on Thursday due to a suspicious package found there, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The device was described as a small transformer with copper wiring around the top "which most likely alarmed people," Pittsburgh Bureau of Police spokeswoman Diane Richard told the paper. The road reopened at around 11:30 a.m. Our newsletter subscribers received this story first. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The bagel company is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Bruegger's Bagels is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, the bagel shop located on Route 51 in Baldwin Borough is offering three free bagels per customer on Thursday, April 25, from store open (5:30 a.m.) until 2 p.m. To get your free bagels, visit the Bruegger's Facebook page and click on the "3 Free Bagels" tab near the top of the page to print a coupon or to display it on your smartphone at the register. Also as part of the 30th anniversary celebration, Bruegger's Bagels is giving away 30 Bagel Box Parties, which include 18 bagels and three tubs of cream cheese. Enter to win under the same "3 Free Bagels" tab. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Whitehall Community Lions Club will hold its annual Monte Carlo Night/Night at the Races on Saturday.
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Wednesday, April 17
It's time again for the the Whitehall Community Lions Club's annual Monte Carlo Night/Night at the Races. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20, this year at the Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School gymnasium along Route 51 in Baldwin Borough. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the first race follows at 7:30. A $10 entry fee includes food, soft drinks and beer. Guests can also bring their own beer. Ten races, gaming and a Chinese auction will be held to benefit the Lions Charity Fund. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Lions Club and provides funding for many of the organization's service projects, including scholarships for students in the Baldwin-Whitehall area. The event is expected to wrap up by 11. For more …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lots of Baldwin-Whitehall restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Family Video of Route 51 on the border of Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs. The privately owned video and video game retailer offers a large selection of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs for rent or to buy new or used. The store often has specials going on and has managed to survive in a time of growing Internet video-streaming. For your convenience, there is a 24-hour drop box for returns. Have you been to this place? Review Family Video on its directory listing. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.