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 …
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, October 17, 2012
Leftovers from Tuesday night's Baldwin Council meeting.
Triangle Pet Control Services Contract Ended By a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, the Baldwin Council officially ended Baldwin Borough's contract with Triangle Pet Control Services, which was shut down by officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Oct. 1 after it allegedly defrauded the state by getting paid for services that it didn't perform. Baldwin Borough has been without animal control services throughout October as a result of the shutdown. On Oct. 2, borough Manager John Barrett said that Baldwin officials will "have to figure something out" in order to replace Triangle Pet. Borough Will Soon Stop Paying for Trash Collection at Apartments By another unanimous vote, the Baldwin Council agreed to have …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Arthur 'Art' Ihrig was on track to graduate with the Dormont High School Class of 1942, but a death in the family and World War II got in the way.
Art Ihrig was supposed to graduate with the Dormont High School Class of 1942. He almost certainly learned more during the past seven decades than in a few years at Dormont High; however, of his many accomplishments, a high school diploma slipped away, almost without a thought. Until Thursday. During its meeting that night, the Keystone Oaks School Board awarded Arthur L. Ihrig, an 89-year-old World War II veteran who now lives in Whitehall Borough, the diploma that he didn't get to accept with his classmates. "We never talked about it," Ihrig said of his missed diploma. "All this—I'm amazed. I'm dazed. I didn't know it would be like this. This is great." The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs' Operation Recognition …
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 …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A heated debate on Wednesday night regarding Whitehill Circle. Also, several other discussions over environmental issues.
As the Whitehall police headquarters gears up to go green with a new, environmentally friendly roof, residents of Whitehill Circle plead for the Whitehall Borough Council to return to green by restoring an island in the middle of their cul-de-sac. A Circular Discussion Whitehill Circle residents Regina and Anthony Frankenfield and Lucy Buzzeo made impassioned speeches to the Whitehall Council on Wednesday to restore the Whitehill island and to put back up a red dogwood tree that was the showpiece of their neighborhood. Councilman Philip Lahr was the first to apologize to the residents; though, Lahr believed that the residents were duly notified about the change in the way that their cul-de-sac would look. The residents, however, claimed …
Sunday, May 27, 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: The first picture above is of an Honor Roll captured in 1945. It was located near the corner of Horning and Curry roads, across the street from Bloom Engineering Company. The names of the two servicemen are unknown. The second picture found above is of a flag hung to honor the men of the Baldwin community who answered the call of their country for service during World War I. Local officials placed a large banner along the road, which was…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Dormont Council Votes Against Pitcher Park Melani's Preliminary Hearing Postponed WATCH: Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Harrison Eighth-Graders Students Prevent Bullying, Lend a Helping Hand Brand New Church to Offer Easter Eve Service, Egg Hunt Photo Contest: Show Patch Your Favorite Girl or Boy with a Favorite Toy --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Harry Schneider, 74, hid from the Nazis in the woods for two years.
Eighth-graders from J.E. Harrison Middle School had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Thursday to hear about something that will hopefully never happen again. Harry Schneider, 74, a Holocaust survivor who hid from Nazi soldiers in the woods of Poland for two years, appeared before every eighth-grader in the school as part of an informative presentation in which Schneider spoke about his family's experience during World War II. In an unusual but moving twist, Schneider was joined by 20-year-old Moritz Kulenkampff, of Germany, who is visiting the United States to volunteer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Holocaust Center. Schneider, who lives with his wife just east of Pittsburgh in Churchill Borough, spoke first. …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
This week's planner features great deals and events to celebrate Veterans Day in and around Baldwin-Whitehall.
Welcome to the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. "Hello, Dolly!" Where?/When?: Andrew Carnegie Music Hall (Carnegie Borough)/Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 10-13, 8 p.m. Why Go?: "Hello, Dolly!" is musical-theater heaven. Dolly Levi, a widowed matchmaker, takes the single men of Yonkers, NY, on an unforgettable journey to New York City. Through hat shops and high-kicking waiters, parades and polka contests, the hilarious twists and turns bring everyone right …