Friday, April 19, 2013
Shalley, Baldwin High's former choral director, died on March 6.
Former Baldwin High School singers said goodbye to longtime choral director Dr. Regis V. Shalley last month the best way that they could, belting out a rendition of "The Hundred Pipers" during Dr. Shalley's funeral Mass at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin Borough. The alumni gathered to sing at the conclusion of the Mass for Shalley, who was Baldwin High's choral director from 1954 to 1981 and died on March 6 at the age of 88. Current Baldwin choral director Kris Tranter oversaw the alumni performance. Along with "The Hundred Pipers"—fitting given Baldwin's mascot, the Highlander—the alumni performed "The Lord Bless You and Keep You," as well. ("The Hundred Pipers" is also known as "Wi' a Hundred Pipers/Annie …
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 …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dr. Shalley died on March 6.
Former Baldwin High School choir members will have one last chance to sing for the late Dr. Regis V. Shalley. Dr. Shalley, who died on March 6 at the age of 88, will have a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin Borough at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, and choir alumni are invited to attend and sing in honor of Shalley at the conclusion of the Mass. Shalley was the choral director at Baldwin High from 1954 to 1981. Friends are being received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home in Brentwood Borough on Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral prayer will also be held at Slater's on Thursday morning at 10:15. According to his …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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UPDATE: The Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School in Baldwin Township is closed for Wednesday, according to its Facebook page. UPDATE: All Community College of Allegheny County locations will have a 10 a.m. start, according to the college's website. UPDATE: North Zion Pre-school in Baldwin Borough will have a 10:30 a.m. start, a representative there confirmed. UPDATE: Good Shepherd Christian Preschool in Whitehall Borough will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI. Baldwin-Whitehall School District Superintendent Dr. Randal A. Lutz has declared a two-hour delay for all district schools for Wednesday, March 6. The B-W area, like most of the Pittsburgh region, was hit by heavy snowfall overnight. And according to KDKA, so …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Vatican announces that he will step down on Feb. 28.
Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will resign effective Feb. 28, The Associated Press is reporting. According to The AP, the 85-year-old pontiff announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning, citing his "advanced age and diminishing strength." The pope, leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide, including those at Baldwin Borough's Saint Albert the Great and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary churches and Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church and Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God campus, emphasized that the duties require "both strength of mind and body." The Rev. James Orr, pastor at Saint Albert's, reacted to the news. "Pope Benedict's …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The quadriplegic writer was asked tough questions about God and family.
Jan Scheuermann, the Whitehall Borough resident who is making worldwide news as part of a groundbreaking UPMC and University of Pittsburgh brain-computer interface study, has gone back to her roots—all the way back to her former elementary school in south Baldwin Borough. On Friday morning, Scheuermann celebrated Mass alongside students from Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School before wheeling in front of the Saint Elizabeth Church altar to talk about her disease, her faith and the crazy turn that her life has taken into the very public eye. Scheuermann, 53, grew up on Brentview Drive—just two blocks from the church/school—and finished her time at Saint E's as a 1977 graduate of the now-defunct Saint Elizabeth High School. A …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Baldwin-Whitehall's Leng was a 1955 NIT champion.
There was a time when the National Invitation Tournament was the best college basketball event in the country and its champion was considered the best scholastic team in the land. That was the case in 1955 when the Duquesne University Dukes won the NIT behind the superb play of Sihugo Green, a future No. 1 NBA draft choice. Green's practice partner that year?: Baldwin Borough's Ralph Leng, who died on Sunday after a yearlong battle with leukemia, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Leng, who was 77, graduated from the now-defunct St. Wendelin High School in Pittsburgh before earning his piece of the national title by sharpening the play of Green and the rest of Duquesne's starting lineup. "The coaches looked at my dad and figured he was …
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Latest updates in bold. ... Icy conditions are likely to blame for delays to the start of classes at schools in and near the Baldwin-Whitehall area on Monday, Jan. 28. In addition to a two-hour delay for all Baldwin-Whitehall School District schools for Monday, the Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School, in Baldwin Township, will also have a two-hour delay. And according to WPXI, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School, in Baldwin Borough, and St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School, in Whitehall Borough, will also have two-hour delays. Good Shepherd Christian Preschool, in Whitehall, will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI, and classes at all Community College of Allegheny County locations will start at …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones experiencing school delays during Wednesday's expected cold temperatures. To go along with another two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Baldwin Township's Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School will also have a two-hour delay on Wednesday. And according to WTAE, Baldwin Community United Methodist Pre-school, in Whitehall Borough, will have a 9:45 a.m. start on Wednesday. Check back at this article's address for any updates. According to KDKA, Whitehall's Wesley Spectrum Highland Services and St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School and Baldwin Borough's Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School will have a two…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Frigid temperatures are expected to smack the South Hills.
Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones affected by cold temperatures on Tuesday. To go along with a two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to WPXI, as will Baldwin Township's Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School. Whitehall's Good Shepherd Christian Preschool will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI. Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, also in Whitehall, will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Baldwin Community United Methodist Pre-school, in Whitehall, will have a 9:45 a.m. start on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Saint …