Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The borough's public library is participating in the program.
More than 30 libraries in Allegheny County, including the Whitehall Public Library, are inviting walkers ages 50 and older to take a Wise Walk, a free 10-week walking program held in partnership between the Allegheny County Library Association, AARP and UPMC for Life. Participants can set their own goals and walk at their own pace using a complimentary walking guide. Whitehall's Wise Walk program participants will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, along Corrigan Drive in South Park. Tools to help to make the walking program successful, including pedometers, healthy snacks and T-shirts, will be provided. Some participants find their ways to local groups after their doctors recommend walking. Others are new to their communities and are…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mike and Kim Mathias, who also own Sincerely Yogurt in South Park, hope to open the store in mid-May.
Sincerely Yogurt in South Park was a frequent stop for Mike and Kim Mathias, as they passed it every time they drove their four children to and from soccer practice. It wasn’t a tough decision to stop there for a treat, Kim said, because she and her husband loved the product as much as their children did. Now, the couple owns the South Park store—and soon, they’ll open a Sincerely Yogurt in Caste Village, too. “We were just itching to do something like this,” Kim said. “We’re both from Brentwood, so we’ve always come to these shops. We go to these restaurants and these stores all the time, so it’s neat to be part of this.” The couple, who now lives in Bethel Park, plans to open the store in mid-May, no later than Memorial Day. The store is…
Friday, March 15, 2013
On the positive side, it's a sign that winter is coming to an end.
UPDATE (March 15, 2:41 p.m.): The South Park and North Park ice skating rinks will both close for the season on Sunday night, March 17. There's still time for one more skating session. The rink will be open today, Sunday, for sessions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. ... The below information was originally published in November, 2012. The Allegheny County Parks Department will open the South Park and North Park ice skating rinks on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, weather and conditions permitting. The county's 2012-13 ice skating season will run through mid-March. Admission to each rink costs $5 per day per adult aged 18-59 and $3 per adult aged 60 and older. Children aged 17 and younger can also pay $3 per admission. …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is your Christmas tree dropping its needles or looking a little tired? Drop it off to be turned into mulch at a county park near you.
Allegheny County's fifth annual Christmas tree recycling program is under way and will run through Saturday, Jan. 19, at all nine county parks. County residents may drop off trees daily from dawn to dusk. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from the trees. The trees will be turned into mulch for use at the parks. Trees may be taken to these locations: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The South Park haunted house attracts residents from all over the Pittsburgh area.
UPDATE: On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Hundred Acres Manor will donate all of its gate proceeds to benefit the family of Sgt. Perry Vahaly, a local SWAT and police officer who died in a tragic accident on Sept. 1. A big contributor to the South Hills community, Vahaly leaves behind a wife and six children. In operation for nine years as the largest not-for-profit haunted house in Pennsylvania, Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park will open its doors for the 2012 Halloween season on Friday, Sept. 14. Hundred Acres Manor, officially located at 100 Acres Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102, in Allegheny County's South Park, is considered by many critics, including those at TopHaunts.com and at HauntWorld.com, to be one of the world's best haunted houses. …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Also, a discussion about a war memorial, and other leftovers from a June 20 borough meeting.
Residents Have Fire Pits Concerns The aroma of a backyard fire is a welcome smell to many folks in Whitehall Borough. But to some others, it's a nuisance. Because with the smell comes the smoke. That was the story from a discussion among Whitehall council members at a borough meeting on Wednesday night. Some council members admitted that they enjoy backyard fire pits in the borough, but some of those same members said that they understand why their neighbors might not. Councilman Philip Lahr said that residents tell him that they can't open their windows when a neighbor starts a fire. Borough Manager James E. Leventry said that whenever the weather gets nice every year, Whitehall's municipal offices' phones start to ring with calls from …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly 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 south Baldwin Borough farm (then Baldwin Township) was a working family farm from about 1840 until the mid-1900s. The farm property remained in the family until 2011. In the early 1900s, there was a stone quarry on the farm that produced Pennsylvania Bluestone, which was used to build houses in western Pennsylvania. In fact, the stone was used at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park. Many artifacts from this old Baldwin farm …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Rich Fitzgerald and members of the Allegheny County Council will help to properly burn U.S. flags.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and members of the Allegheny County Council will host a sixth annual U.S. flag retirement ceremony at the "By the Dawn's Early Light" Flag Retirement Plaza in South Park on Thursday night at 7. Flags that have become worn and unusable while flying in service to the United States will be properly retired in the plaza's burn pit. Among the groups participating in the ceremony will be the West Mifflin Area High School Air Force JROTC, United States Colored Troops Youth Re-enactment Drum Corps, 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops and local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Legion members. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Pool passes for the 2012 season will be available for purchase at South Park's administrative office and pool starting on May 25.
Personal, family and senior pool passes for the 2012 season will be available for purchase at South Park's administrative office and pool starting on May 25. You can also purchase the passes at Boyce, North and Settlers Cabin parks. Officials from the Allegheny County Parks Department said that the fees for county pool passes are $60 per individual, $110 per family of four ($15 per each additional family member) and $30 per senior (aged 60 years or older). There is a $20 fee to replace a lost or stolen pass. Each family member must be present at the time of application in order to receive his or her individual photo identification pass. Proper proof of identification, which includes a driver's license photo ID or Pennsylvania …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Buy-one-get-one deals at these county parks.
What's more romantic than a skate with your sweetie? The Allegheny County Parks Department will host "sweetheart skates" for couples of all ages at the North Park and South Park ice rinks from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. Couples may purchase one admission at regular price and receive a second admission free of charge. Each couple will also receive a carnation (while supplies last). Admission to the Allegheny County ice rinks is $5 per person aged 18 to 59, $3 per person aged 17 and younger and $3 per person aged 60 and older. For more information, contact the South Park Ice Rink at 412-833-1499 and/or the North Park Ice Rink at 724-935-1280. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up …