Tuesday, November 27, 2012
You can catch video from the event here.
The Whitehall Church along East Willock Road played host on Nov. 15 to an annual Thanksgiving celebration, and the event's organizers—South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM)—captured video from the event. (See video above.) Originally organized in 2006 to celebrate both Thanksgiving and the announcement that SHIM was opening the Prospect Park Family Center in Whitehall Borough early the next year, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. Dinner at the event features meals prepared by families serviced by SHIM, as well as SHIM employees. The choices range from American Thanksgiving staples, such as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, to items more typical of some SHIM families' native countries. According to its website, SHIM's …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your best recipes for the day after.
Dinner's done, and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now, the question becomes: What to do with all of those leftovers? While many say that simple reheating is all that's necessary to have a "day after" feast, others have used elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. From savory turkey soups to sinfully delicious pot pies and mile-high sandwiches, everyone has their own ideas on what to do with what's left over. The Food Network even has an entire recipe collection dedicated to the topic. But we'd prefer to hear from you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Share them in the comments section below or upload them as announcements. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day! Last week, Wal-Mart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. (There's a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Century Drive in West Mifflin Borough.) Not to be outdone, Target—you can find one on Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin—and Best Buy—on Route 51 in West Mifflin (by Century III Mall)—are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, According to an …
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might otherwise be overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Baldwin-Whitehall. "Having a strong business district is better for your property values," said Stephanie M. Miller, the manager of projects & initiatives for Economic Development South. "If you leave your community to shop at a big-box store or …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Find out what the weather will be like for the holiday.
Thanksgiving week in the Baldwin-Whitehall area is shaping up to be beautiful with the high temperature each day expected to be in the mid-50s. Forecasters are also predicting sunny skies with light wind and little-to-no precipitation. The only real chance for rain this week appears to be on Friday. Check out your local weather forecast, according to the National Weather Service: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Give us a cooking suggestion for Turkey Day!
As someone who finds great value in online forums, and as a devout reader of the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch—check out my byline, after all—I thought that this site was a perfect way to share ideas for Thanksgiving dinner. So let's talk about recipes! Here's one that's a hit around the Healy household every turkey season. It's one that was shared with me years ago and is a much healthier option than most sweet stuff. (Read below.) Do you have a recipe that you can share with us and the rest of our Baldwin and Whitehall neighbors? PLEASE leave it in the comments section below, and feel free to upload a picture of your recipe in the media gallery by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" buttons above. Sweet Potato Crunch (Source) …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The prices will remain on hundreds of items through the holidays.
Giant Eagle is locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items that customers purchase most. Even if costs go up, prices for these items will not change. "Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices," Giant Eagle Senior Vice President of Marketing Lisa Henriksen said in a news release, "and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought. "Our Low Price Lock program will help Giant Eagle customers manage through this uncertainty during the holiday season and make it easier to plan gatherings and budget-friendly meals with prices on many popular everyday and seasonal items locked, or in some cases, reduced." The Low Price Lock item …