Author: Kristina Serafini


St. James celebrates Catholic Schools Week
February 9, 2019
Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members.

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Edgeworth students celebrate the 100th day of school
February 8, 2019
First-grade students at Edgeworth Elementary got to experience a day as a 100-year-old as they dressed up like centenarians to celebrate the 100th day of school. The boys--many donning gray mustaches, baby-powdered white hair, plaid shirts and loafers--and the girls, wearing bathrobes, hair rollers and thick-rimmed glasses, maneuvered the hallways

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Animal Friends holds annual New Year’s Rescue
December 28, 2018
More than 100 dogs, cats and rabbits will have a happier new year thanks to Animal Friends. The annual New Year's Rescue, now in its 22nd year, gives animals from some of the area's more rural shelters and animal control facilities another chance to find their forever homes. Shannon Clarke,

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Sewickley Academy students work with dancer from Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 12, 2018
Sewickley Academy students received a special holiday treat Wednesday as a performer from the Hip Hop Nutcracker stopped by to teach some dance moves to a group of seventh- and eighth-graders. Brandon Ron, 24, a Hawaii native currently residing in Los Angeles, plays a piece of chocolate in the show,

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‘A Cat Lady Christmas’ program set for Dec. 12 at Sewickley Public Library
December 2, 2018
The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. Children's programs andamp;#8226; A dance party for toddlers and preschoolers will be held from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. every Thursday. andamp;#8226; A block party

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Stop by the library during Sewickley’s Light Up night
November 18, 2018
The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. Library closed The library will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 through Thanksgiving Day. All ages Stop by the library during Sewickley's

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Ambridge railroad museum on track for holiday train show
November 9, 2018
Tom James still has the first train he ever received -- an American Flyer from Santa Claus when he was in fourth grade. andquot;Trains were synonymous with Christmas,andquot; he said. andquot;All my friends received trains at Christmas. Some American Flyer and others, Lionel. We built layouts at home and sometimes

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Wheel of Fortune, Pittsburgh edition coming soon to Sewickley Public Library
November 4, 2018
The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. Children's programs andamp;#8226; Wheel of Fortune, Pittsburgh edition will be held from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Family program for school-aged children. andamp;#8226;

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There are more than books available at the Sewickley Public Library. Here’s what’s planned
October 28, 2018
The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. Children's programs andamp;#8226; Join the library for a story walk at Edgeworth Elementary School from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 10. For ages 3-8.

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Annual Halloween parade a hit in Sewickley
October 27, 2018
Despite the rain, costume-clad children and parents turned out to walk in Sewickley's annual Halloween parade Saturday. Participants followed the Quaker Valley Marching Band as they played the andquot;Ghostbustersandquot; theme song and Michael Jackson's andquot;Thrillerandquot; through the town. After the parade, participants were treated to hot dogs and drinks at

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Edgeworth students participate in annual costume parade
October 26, 2018
From the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to Chucky from Child's Play, students at Edgeworth Elementary showed off their scary, funny and creative costumes as they walked around the outside of the school during the annual Halloween costume parade on Friday. The parade was led by principal Carol Sprinker and music

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‘Marie Antoinette’ set to open Oct. 25 at Sewickley Academy
October 25, 2018
The senior class at Sewickley Academy will present the play andquot;Marie Antoinetteandquot; at 7 p.m. Oct 25 through 27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Gregg Family Theater, 315 Academy Ave., Edgeworth. The play is David Adjmi's contemporary take on the young queen of France. In it, Marie is

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True crime group to explore hauntings this month at Sewickley Public Library
October 20, 2018
The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. Children's programs andamp;#8226; Mighty Math for toddlers and preschoolers with an adult will be held from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. every Monday. andamp;#8226; A

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Osborne students race for education
October 18, 2018
The Osborne Home and School Association hosted its annual Race for Education fundraiser on Thursday with students in kindergarten through fifth grade braving the chilly temperatures to run -- or walk -- laps around the Osborne Elementary School track. The race is the culmination of a five-week campaign where each

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Quaker Valley crowns Homecoming King and Queen
October 12, 2018
The Quaker Valley 2018 Homecoming King and Queen were announced during halftime of the Quakers' 47-14 loss to Beaver on Friday. Quaker Valley High School students selected classmates Ben Falk and Emily Zipparo as this year's homecoming royalty. Other students nominated were Kennadie Bates, Daniel Barness, Coltin Bates, Nolan Carver,

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Kids treated to free movie at Sewickley theater
October 9, 2018
More than 180 children from various local neighborhoods were treated to a free movie at The Tull Family Theater on Monday. Children and their chaperones from the Mooncrest Neighborhood Program, Quaker Valley At-Risk Youth Program, Aliquippa Boys 2 Men, Aliquippa Impact, Sewickley Community Center, Beaver County Big Brothers Big Sisters

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