Thursday, May 16, 2013
Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel.
For a limited time, Giant Eagle customers who spend $50 will receive double fuelperks! at GetGo locations, such as the one on Route 51 in Brentwood Borough. Starting Thursday, May 16, shoppers can earn 20-cents-off-per-gallon discounts for every $50 spent using a Giant Eagle Advantage Card inside Pittsburgh-area stores, including the Giant Eagle at Caste Village in Whitehall Borough. The incentive runs through Wednesday, May 29. Giant Eagle officials estimate that the incentive will result in about 2 million gallons of free fuel. The promotion comes just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when millions are expected to travel the nation's highways. The bonus fuel reward increases the traditional 10-cents-per-gallon fuelperks! …
And one other drugs story in these Whitehall police notes.
Whitehall Woman Charged Police are charging Briana Wisniewski, 20, of 525 Greenlee Rd. in Whitehall Borough, with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to a call from the 1600 block of Parkline Drive in Whitehall's Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 11:30 p.m. on May 9, according to Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko. Not Exactly What They Were Looking for Whitehall police officers went to the 1700 block of Skyline Drive in the Prospect Park area at around 8:05 p.m. on Sunday in search of a female who was allegedly trying to break into cars there. While officers were checking buildings in the area during their search for the female, they reported smelling the odor…
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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.
The gas line work is part of the Routes 51-88 realignment project.
Gas line work has shut down Provost Road in Whitehall Borough for about a week, but Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 safety press officer Steve Cowan said that the work is expected to be completed by the end of this week. At that time, the closure on Provost will be lifted, Cowan said. The gas line work is part of the Routes 51-88 realignment project, Cowan said, and soon, the work will shift to an area along Route 51 from Stewart Avenue to Route 88. However, that gas work is not expected to affect traffic. Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here. 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 …
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.
Unprotected plants will be damaged.
Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough and their surrounding areas are under a freeze warning from 1 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures may dip into the 20s overnight. Meteorologists warn that unprotected outdoor plants will likely be damaged or killed, so cover your in-ground plants and bring potted plants indoors. The temperature is expected to rise throughout the week. The high on Wednesday will be around 80 degrees. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Library officials hosted a well-attended event at the South Hills Country Club.
Whitehall Public Library officials celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of their award-winning library with an event at the South Hills Country Club this past week. The event welcomed 168 attendees, including U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, state Sen. Matthew H. Smith and state Rep. Erin Molchany, each of whom has a constituency that includes Whitehall Borough. The event also marked the unveiling of the Friends of the Whitehall Public Library's Library Quilt, which was made possible by donations from library patrons who gave money to have the titles of favorite books stitched to the quilt. Baldwin High School's performance of "Hairspray" has been nominated for a local Gene Kelly award this year for Best Musical, and Baldwin students …