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 Sewickley Valley Community Fund provides grant to help ease local economic impact from the covid-19 virus
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April 8, 2020
Contact: John Poister 412-741-2619 poister@comcast.net The Sewickley Valley Community Fund (SVCF) is providing Grant funding to the Union Aid Society to help local families and individuals dealing with economic fallout from the covid-19 virus. Officials with Union Aid are bracing, for what they say, could be a surge of requests for emergency assistance as local […]

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Damage reported throughout Sewickley from Tuesday night storms
April 8, 2020
Multiple Sewickley streets remained closed Wednesday morning and many were without power as a result of strong storms overnight.

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Sewickley fire started in kitchen, chief says
April 7, 2020
No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday night in a Sewickley home.

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Sewickley Community Center food pantry serving more families during outbreak
April 1, 2020
The second and fourth Wednesday of each month, a team of volunteers works in the Sewickley Community Center food pantry, distributing to about six or seven Quaker Valley-area families staples like cereal, diapers and toothpaste.

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Sewickley’s popular Memorial Day parade canceled
March 27, 2020
This year’s Sewickley Memorial Day parade would have marked 129 years, making it one of the oldest in the commonwealth. But the group responsible for the event has decided to forgo the tradition this year.

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Sewickley’s Tull theater offering online screenings
March 25, 2020
The Tull Family Theater is thinking outside the box (office) and continues to provide cultural experiences despite social distancing.

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Edgeworth manager, North Hampton fire chief charged in DUI crash
December 24, 2019
The Edgeworth Borough manager was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving after a crash earlier this month.

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Sewickley wine and spirits store to reopen in time for holidays
December 11, 2019
Those planning to stock up on holiday spirits should wait until Dec. 20, when the Sewickley Fine Wine and Good Spirits store reopens.

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Nonprofit with Sewickley roots holds annual train show in Ambridge
November 19, 2019
In an unassuming building along Merchant Street in Ambridge, the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania teem with activity.

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Retired Quaker Valley teacher, Rep. Gaydos travel to Serbia for World War II anniversary
October 28, 2019
Of World War II’s countless accounts of devastation and triumph — the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the Siege of Leningrad, the Battle of the Bulge — Operation Halyard is one of the more obscure.

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Quaker Valley’s Osborne to aid students in Uganda
October 22, 2019
The 387 students at Osborne Elementary are used to giving back through an annual service project that takes place the day before winter break. In recent years, they have collected and donated supplies to schools in need.

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4 in race for 3 open Bell Acres council seats
October 18, 2019
Voters in Bell Acres who go to the polls Nov. 5 to fill the three open council seats will see four candidates, including a Democrat, two Republicans and an Independent.

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5 vie for 3 open Leet commissioner seats
October 18, 2019
Five names will appear on the ballot in the race for three open Leet Township commissioner seats. All are four-year terms.

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Sewickley club keeps the music going for nearly 100 years
October 2, 2019
Nearly 100 years ago, concert soloist Olive Nevin founded the Sewickley Music Club.

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New Sewickley series focuses on community
September 30, 2019
During a traditional speaker series, the orator typically maintains distance from the audience by remaining atop a raised stage and behind a podium.

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Sewickley Heights couple’s fundraiser benefits cancer research
September 6, 2019
Julie McMullen was just shy of her 27th birthday when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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Sewickley YMCA celebrates 125 years
August 23, 2019
The Sewickley Valley YMCA has what member and volunteer George Morgan likes to call the “Cheers” factor.

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Sewickley, Allegheny County police make progress in armed home invasion case
August 19, 2019
Sewickley and Allegheny County police departments are working to find two people who allegedly forced their way into a Sewickley home and held a husband and wife at gunpoint.

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Sewickley’s 424 Walnut reopens after small roof fire
August 15, 2019
A fire broke out on the roof of popular eatery 424 Walnut just as staff was preparing to open the doors at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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Longtime Animal Friends CEO terminated
August 12, 2019
Animal Friends longtime President and CEO David Swisher has been terminated.

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Prolific Castle Shannon artist speaks at Sewickley’s Sweetwater
July 30, 2019
Castle Shannon artist Phil Wilson has illustrated 94 books, more than 80 collector plates, two award-winning TV specials, a music video for Tom Petty, commercials, DVD and video cover art, album covers, posters, jigsaw puzzles….the list goes on and on.

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Tree falls on Glen Osborne house, resident unharmed
July 25, 2019
A Glen Osborne woman was not injured when a tree fell on her house this afternoon.

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Sewickley Fine Wine to temporarily close
July 3, 2019
Sewickley-area residents will soon have to travel a little farther for their wine and spirits.

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Regional leaders address Glen Oaks Girl Scouts
June 21, 2019
The featured speakers of an event Thursday at Walker Park in Leet Township were among the region’s most esteemed.

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Dog shot in Stowe recovering at Animal Friends
June 11, 2019
A dog who was found shot in Stowe Township is recovering at Animal Friends.

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Garden tour returns to Sewickley area
June 5, 2019
Pops of color and a swathes of green surround Lisa Pegden’s home. The open doors of a newly constructed conservatory allow a breeze to brush the petals of potted flowers, and an outdoor brick oven and seating area welcomes guests to the expansive space.

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Iron Horse ready for new season
June 4, 2019
Sewickley resident London Cain had a vision.

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Regional artist returns to Sewickley
May 27, 2019
Steve Justice works in cartoons.

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Opioid talk at Sewickley Academy to feature grieving dad
May 22, 2019
In 2017, Rich Levitt found his son on the basement floor.

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Quaker Valley principal selected as PA Principal of the Year
May 14, 2019
Dr. Anthony Mooney said the honor of being named Pennsylvania Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Principals Association is a “career-defining moment.”

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Sunday, May 12
May 12, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, and happy Mother’s Day!

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Mosaic artist shared passion with husband
May 6, 2019
Debbie Maier Jacknin was always artistic.

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Sewickley Gallery Walk features regional artists
April 29, 2019
Rachel Shirey likes to tease the line between function and sculpture. Her collection of Belly Pots — red earthenware representations of torsos bearing stretchmarks, scars and other signs of life and wear — do just that.

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Sewickley Methodist pastor: ‘Everyone has a place at the table’
April 22, 2019
When delegates at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference voted in February to reaffirm a policy stating the “practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” the Rev. Russel Shuluga responded with a Bible verse.

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Sewickley native chosen as Citizen of the Year
April 18, 2019
On a Monday afternoon, children in Sewickley Community Center’s daycare program stretch out on colorful cots, preparing for a short rest after a morning full of activities.

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Jimmy Maslanka selected as Man of the Year
April 4, 2019
Jimmy Maslanka’s introduction to the Sewickley community occurred in 1979, when he visited the area for a mail carrier job at the Sewickley Post Office.

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Regional artists return to Sewickley for Spring Bound V
March 26, 2019
Art connoisseurs and bibliophiles will come together during the Spring Bound V gala art exhibit and sale April 6.

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No injuries reported in rush-hour collision between train, car near Sewickley
March 21, 2019
Sewickley Fire Chief Shayne Quinn said it was lucky no one was injured this morning when a Norfolk Southern cargo train collided with a car.

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Sewickley Valley YMCA lifeguard performs Heimlich on friend
March 18, 2019
Caitlin Kiliany didn’t hesitate when a friend recently started choking.

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Sweetwater paints a new scene with the launch of Studio419
March 11, 2019
If the Old Sewickley Post Office — home of Sweetwater Center for the Arts — is the Mona Lisa, then Studio419 is Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans.

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Gaydos appointed chairwoman of Economic Development subcommittee
March 9, 2019
State Rep. Valerie Gaydos, R-Allegheny, has been appointed chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, under the House Commerce Committee. In general, the House Commerce Committee focuses on business, finance and economic development in Pennsylvania.

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Man accused in Leetsdale carjacking faces additional charges
March 6, 2019
The man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s car and striking her with a hammer in Leetsdale Borough on Feb. 25 now faces additional charges.

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Sewickley Spa founder Dorothy Andreas pens leadership book
March 2, 2019
Dorothy Andreas, best known as founder of Sewickley Spa, has written a book, “Streamline Success,” which provides insight into how leaders can be more effective by managing relationships, time and situations faced in the service industry.

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Longtime greeting card illustrator shares story with Sewickley Artist Guild
March 1, 2019
You’ve probably never heard of George Schill, but chances are, you’ve given — or received — one or more of his creations for a birthday or Christmas or just to say hello.

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Sewickley Music Club welcome The Dorals
March 1, 2019
Members of the Sewickley Music Club welcome The Dorals, performing oldies and doo-wop hits at “The Sock Hop.”

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Woman escapes carjacker after attack in Leetsdale parking lot
February 28, 2019
Police are commending a woman for taking action when a man allegedly forced himself into her car and drove away with her inside.

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Remember When: 1939
February 28, 2019
In the news this week 80 years ago:

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B Gourmet closes its doors in Sewickley
February 26, 2019
B Gourmet at 428 Beaver St. in Sewickley has closed.

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Aleppo hit hard by wind storm
February 25, 2019
Aleppo roads remained closed and some residents were without power Monday morning as a result of Sunday’s wind storm.

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Tull theater to premiere first live theatrical performance
February 21, 2019
The topic of guns can be a contentious one, but a production making its way through the region provides a space for people with all views to express themselves.

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Knitting for Missions: Sewickley group puts their skills to use
February 20, 2019
On any given Thursday afternoon, as many as a dozen women can be found in Room 2C of Sewickley Presbyterian Church’s Faith House.

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Sewickley Academy presents ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’
February 18, 2019
It’s a “tale as old as time,” but Sewickley Academy Senior School’s upcoming take on “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be a novel interpretation.

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Sewickley Valley Historical Society invites residents to discover their history
February 1, 2019
Genealogy is a 2-billion-dollar industry that has propagated websites, TV series and at-home DNA kits. Sewickley-area residents seeking to delve into their own histories have another resource close to home. andquot;We think there are people who don't know we exist,andquot; said John Poister, executive director of the Sewickley Valley Historical

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