Thursday, May 16, 2013
Solenday is a parent of two district students.
Thirteen candidates are vying for four seats on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board during May 21's primary election, including Dave Solenday. Name on Ballot: David J. Solenday Age on May 21: 42 years old Incumbent? Yes or No?: No. Are You Cross-Filed as a Republican and a Democrat?: Yes. Primary Political Party: Democrats Occupation: Project Coordinator, UPMC Health Plan Municipality of Residence: Baldwin Borough Work History/Previous Political History: "I have been employed by UPMC since 1989. I have no prior political history." Post-Secondary (College, Trade School, et al.) Education History: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Healthcare Management, from Robert Morris University Why Do You Want a Spot on the Baldwin-…
The promotion comes at the same time as Giant Eagle's.
One day after Giant Eagle officials announced a 20-cent fuelperks! promotion, Shop 'n Save officials contacted Patch to tell us about their stores' 20-cent Pump Perks happening during the same time duration. Shop 'n Save shoppers will receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas for every $50 that they spend on groceries from May 16 through 29. The limited time promotion aims to double customers' savings at the pump in advance of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. According to TripAdvisor's 2013 Summer Travel Survey, one out every three people will drive between 100 and 200 miles to reach their destination this Memorial Day weekend. "This is the time when people are gearing up for long trips and when gas prices tend to rise, as well…
The former Baldwin-Whitehall School Board member hopes to earn a Democratic nomination to the council on Tuesday.
No Republicans are on the ballot for Baldwin Borough Council seats during May 21's primary election, but seven Democrats are running for four council seats, including John Egger. Name on Ballot: E. John Egger Age on May 21: 61 years old Incumbent? Yes or No?: No. Primary Political Party: Democrats Occupation: "I'm currently working on renewing my real estate license. I was a real estate sales agent from 1990 till 2010. At that time, I bought a Minuteman Press (and) sold it in 2012." Work History/Previous Political History: "I served two terms on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board (and) served one year as Board President. Also, I have served on the Baldwin Borough Planning Commission (and) Zoning Hearing Board." Post-Secondary (College, …
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Whether they are in the city or country, there are places near home where you can find fresh produce—or get seedlings to grow your own.
To every thing there is a season—and we are in the season of planting. Despite the frost warnings this week, May is the time when many plants take root. And not far behind are the early harvests. There are a number of local farms that provide a variety of seedlings and sprouts, produce, and other products as the growing season progresses. Some are out in the country, while others are urban farms. (Check out the video in this article's media gallery of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg.) According to the LocalHarvest.org website, most produce in the United States is picked 4-7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves and is shipped for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold. Fortunately for Baldwin-Whitehall …
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town so that you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover—just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments section below. We promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that, too. You can view a list of some of the area lawn service companies here. This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for ... " where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so that you never have to ask again. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The primary threat would be from damaging wind gusts.
There is a small chance that thunderstorms may become severe on Wednesday afternoon in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough, according to a hazardous outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Moon Township. "The primary threat would be from damaging wind gusts, but large hail is also possible," according to the weather service. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday: Lightning, hail, wind damage—we want to see your weather photos. Be sure to upload them to the media box above. Then, come back and see the photos that your neighbors uploaded. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Make sure that your favorite sports teams are highlighted on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch this season.
Whether it's on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring (and even summer) sports are underway around Baldwin-Whitehall. And we want to help to share all of the great moments and highlights with your community. Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—is all welcome. Here are six ways to share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your team (http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/blog_posts/new): Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from your games …
A suspect has been arrested.
Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman told WPXI that Baldwin Borough police found a 24-year-old man who was shot in the head at a home in the 3400 block of Brickley Drive in north Baldwin early on Tuesday morning. The man is expected to survive the shooting, and Schurman told the TV news station that police arrested a suspect in the incident at the same house where the shooting occurred. The suspect's identity has not been released, however. Brickley Drive sits near Elm Leaf Park and below Pleasantvue Drive. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Four seats, each for a four-year term, are on the ballot for Baldwin-Whitehall School Board. All candidates cross-filed as Republicans and Democrats for the primary election, which will be held on May 21. So, who are you voting for? And why? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: School Board Candidates Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.