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Quaker Valley doubles teams to play for section title
April 25, 2019
It will be an all-Quaker Valley battle for the Section 2-AA double championship Thursday.

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Quaker Valley’s Tusick selected as Sewickley Herald Emerging Citizen
April 25, 2019
Nicholas Tusick is always willing to help.

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Remember When: 1926
April 25, 2019
In the news this week 93 years ago:

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Sprinkles
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April 24, 2019
Sprinkles is a beautiful Lionhead who came to Animal Friends after spending some time in a foster home. She has grown so much during her time with us and is now just learning to be a bunny! Sprinkles is fully litterbox trained and loves being petted and having her head rubbed. You’ll know Sprinkles is […]

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Quaker Valley track and field teams set for MAC championships
April 24, 2019
Members of the Quaker Valley boys and girls track and field teams will test their mettle Wednesday at the Midwestern Athletic Conference championships at Mars High School.

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Sewickley historical society presents ‘Golden Age of Bridge Building’
April 24, 2019
Gerry Kuncio will present “The Golden Age of Bridge Building” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Old Sewickley Post Office.

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Judge selected in Leetsdale carjacking case
April 23, 2019
A judge has been selected in the criminal case against John Matheny, who is accused of forcing his way into a woman’s car in a Leetsdale Borough parking lot in February.

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Ranked Sewickley Academy softball team hopes to avenge lone loss
April 23, 2019
The Sewickley Academy softball team has won four straight since a loss to Union in its Section 1-1A opener April 4.

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Aleppo plans Earth Day cleanup
April 23, 2019
Last year, 22 people collected 45 bags of trash during Aleppo Township’s Earth Day cleanup, and about 90 people volunteered to plant 1,000 trees at Bouchard Family Park.

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Coroner identifies 4 killed in Beaver County crash
April 23, 2019
The Beaver County Coroner’s Office has identified the four people who were killed in a two-car crash Sunday night.

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Plastic Bag Sleeping Mats
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April 22, 2019
The first monthly meeting of the Sewickley Plarners will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 10:30am to 12:30 in the Gathering Space at St. James Church—In the room facing the parking lot. Bring plastic grocery bags to be recycled,  scissors, a small ruler, and a N crochet hook which is (optional).  No experience necessary, […]

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Carla Bianco Voice Studio
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April 22, 2019
Carla Bianco Voice Studio A specialized training boutique for the performing artist Offering classes and private lessons in voice, acting and musical theater. 510 Beaver Street Sewickley. 15143 (Pennsylvania Academy of Dance location) www.carlabiancovoicestudio.com info@carlabiancovoicestudio.com

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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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Top WPIAL girls lacrosse teams meet in nonsection clash
April 21, 2019
Two of the top girls lacrosse teams in their respective WPIAL classifications will do battle as Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley play a nonsection match Monday at 7 p.m. at Quaker Valley High School.

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Sewickley hospital receives Easter donation
April 21, 2019
Jim Hindinger and the Sewickley Borough Police Department delivered Easter baskets to Heritage Valley Health System on behalf of Easter for Eli, an organization started by Martin Garrett in memory of his son Eli, who lost his battle with cancer just days before his fourth birthday.

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Keep Leet Neat
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April 20, 2019
Passing this along! Keep Leet Neat: Leet Township will hold its annual Keep Leet Neat Day on April 27. Volunteers from the community are asked to join us to help clean up our roadways, streams and yards and keep them free of garbage, junk and clutter. Bags, gloves and safety vest provided. Refreshments served following. […]

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Sewickley’s Sweetwater celebrates new space
April 20, 2019
Sweetwater Center for the Arts celebrated the opening of Studio419, a community art space and gallery at 419 Beaver St.

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Good Friday procession takes place in Sewickley
April 19, 2019
The annual Good Friday cross processional made its way through Sewickley Friday. Churches including St. Paul Lutheran and Sewickley United Methodist carried large crosses.

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The Recent Election at Sewickley Ridge
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April 19, 2019
The recent election at Sewickley Ridge was a mockery of the election process. Residents have described what happened as “an obvious fix”, “appalling”, “a dishonest and underhanded fiasco”, “unethical, wrong, and sleazy”, “disreputable”, “exploitation of a questionable guideline in the Bylaws”, “an abomination”, “disgusting”, “a set-up”, “pathetic”, and a “Banana Republic election”. Those of you […]

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Sewickley-area churches plan Easter events
April 19, 2019
Beth Samuel Jewish Center

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Successful Gala event for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund
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April 18, 2019
April 2019   Dear Sewickley merchants and friends,   You made Pittsburgh a better place for youth by supporting the Champions for Children event!  With 260 great guests, at the beautiful Fairmont Pittsburgh, the Homeless Children’s Educational Fund celebrated twenty years of service, and laid the groundwork for many more.   By participating, you helped more than […]

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Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley track and field teams ready to compete at Butler Invitational
April 18, 2019
The Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley track and field teams will join dozens of other squads from all around the WPIAL at the 55th annual Butler Invitational on Thursday at Butler High School.

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Remember When: 1944
April 18, 2019
In the news this week 75 years ago:

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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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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Marty Deeks
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April 17, 2019
This sweet boy is Marty Deeks! He is a 3-year-old orange tabby who came to Animal Friends as a transfer from one of our partner organizations. Marty Deeks is happiest when he is sitting on a lap and getting attention from the people around him. He has lived with other cats in the past and […]

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Heritage Valley Walk With A Doc Event Scheduled in Sewickley
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April 17, 2019
Heritage Valley Health System is encouraging Western Pennsylvania residents to take a step toward better health with Walk With A Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk. The next Walk With A Doc event is on Saturday, April 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Quaker Valley Middle School […]

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Help Plant Trees on Arbor Day at Bell Acres Recreational Park
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April 17, 2019
Following last year’s successful planting of 1,000 trees on Earth Day, we’re at it once again this year to plant the 2nd group of 1,000 trees.  This time on Arbor Day! On Saturday April 27, Tree Pittsburgh will be working alongside the Quaker Valley Recreation Association to accomplish this planting goal, and we need your […]

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Sewickley Academy boys tennis team hopes to continue surge towards WPIAL playoffs
April 17, 2019
The Sewickley Academy boys tennis team finds itself in playoff position in Section 2-AAA with two section matches remaining.

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Osborne Elementary students get wild with ‘Lion King Kids’
April 17, 2019
Things got a little wild when the Osborne Elementary fifth-grade drama club presented “The Lion King Kids” on April 11.

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Sewickley dog rescued from Georgia hosts ‘pawtagraph’ session in McCandless
April 17, 2019
A pit bull who was rescued from a fighting ring was on hand recently at the Riverstone Book shop in the McCandless to “pawtagraph” copies of a new book about his life since being freed from neglect and abuse

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A position paper on the recent election at Sewickley Ridge
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April 16, 2019
The recent election at Sewickley Ridge was a mockery of the election process. Residents have described what happened as “an obvious fix,” “appalling,” “a dishonest and underhanded fiasco,” “unethical, wrong, and sleazy,” “disreputable,” “exploitation of a questionable guideline in the Bylaws,” “an abomination,” “disgusting,” “a set-up,” “pathetic” and a “Banana Republic election.” Those of you […]

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Unbelievable election at Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge
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April 16, 2019
April 11, 2019 – An election to replace two Home Owners Association Board Members was held tonight at Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge in Sewickley. Three women and one man were on the slate. In order to run, they were required to obtain the signatures of 10 other residents, submit a bio detailing their […]

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All invited to annual Sewickley Herald Honors Dinner
April 16, 2019
Every year, the Sewickley community gathers to celebrate the people who make this town a great place to live.

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Sewickley Academy’s Bedi to battle for tennis state-tournament berth in WPIAL consolation final
April 16, 2019
Sewickley Academy’s Arjan Bedi will compete Tuesday in the consolation final of the WPIAL Class AAA boys tennis singles tournament.

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Sewickley Valley residents perform with Tuesday Musical Club
April 16, 2019
For some members of Pittsburgh’s Tuesday Musical Club, it’s been years since they played an instrument.

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Heating problem forces Quaker Valley to close Osborne Elementary
April 16, 2019
Osborne Elementary School is closed April 16 because of problems with the heating system, the Quaker Valley School District announced.

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Mother’s and Others Cabaret
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April 15, 2019
Iron Horse Theatre in Ambridge will be the site of a Mother’s Day Cabaret on Sunday, May 12.  Along with fine food and dining, those attending will be treated to musical and comedic entertainment from Sewickley residents Brady Collins and Allison Williams.  They will be joined by Clara Kent and Amanda Averell.  Tickets are available […]

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QV Sophomore won Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship to study abroad in 2019-2020
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April 15, 2019
Lydia Callaghan, a QVHS sophomore was selected as a Finalist for 2019-2020 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship for study in Senegal. The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is offering American high school students and recent graduates full […]

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Sewickley mixed-used condo, restaurant development planned
April 15, 2019
Plans for a mixed-use development at the corner of Beaver and Walnut streets in the borough are moving forward.

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Two Weeks Until Many Stories, One Community!
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April 14, 2019
Please join Welcoming Everyone and the Sewickley Public Library for an entertaining evening of storytelling!  The event is FREE is you pre-register by January 25th by sending an email to welcoming15143@gmail.com.  There will be a $5 admission charge after that to be paid at the door.

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Friends of Sewickley Public Library host art show gala
April 14, 2019
The Friends of the Sewickley Public Library hosted their fifth art show gala, Spring Bound, on April 6.

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Cultural Screening: Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
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April 13, 2019
In preparation for the growing season and as part of The Tull Family Theater’s Cultural Screenings, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, will screen on Sunday, May 12, at 12:00 p.m. and on Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. “During the most spontaneous sequence in Five Seasons, the accomplished garden designer Piet Oudolf is driving through Texas Hill […]

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Avengers: Endgame at The Tull Family Theater
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April 13, 2019
The epic Avengers Endgame concludes 22 films and a decade of Marvel Universe heroes and villains!  The Tull Family Theater is sold out for the Thursday premiere on  April 25, but seats remains for other shows in the film’s opening week. Check showtimes and purchase tickets at www.thetullfamilytheater.org.

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Classic Tuesday & Encore Wednesday at The Tull Family Theater: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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April 13, 2019
Breakfast at Tiffany’s screens at The Tull Family Theater on Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m. Watch Audrey Hepburn at the pinnacle of her powers when she brings Holly Golightly from the pages of Truman Capote’s novel to the big screen. “It’s as ditsy and delightful as ever,” remarks Time […]

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Music on Screen: Soul Power
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April 13, 2019
Get ready to rock with Soul Power, an award-winning documentary about the music festival that accompanied the 1974 Muhammad Ali-George Foreman heavyweight boxing bout tagged as the Rumble in the Jungle. “Everyone knows something about the Rumble in the Jungle,” states the Boston Globe. “Less well known is that the Rumble had a soundtrack.” James […]

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Lecture: McConnells Mill’s Civil War Connection by Bill May
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April 13, 2019
What: The Western PA Civil War Roundtable Monthly meeting Date: 04.17.19 Time: 7:30pm-9pm Where: Edgeworth Elementary School (200 Meadow Ln, Edgeworth, PA 15143) Title: LECTURE: “McConnell’s Mill’s Surprising Civil War Connection” by Bill May Description: It’s probably a safe bet that you have visited McConnells Mill State Park in nearby Lawrence County. With a scenic gorge […]

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Ballroom dance at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Oakland tonight
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April 13, 2019
Our monthly ballroom dance is at St. Nicholas in Oakland tonight. General public $15, FT students $5. The Dancer In You from Akron Ohio will be there selling dance shoes.

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Annual youth fishing event held at King’s Lake on trout opener
April 13, 2019
The annual Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day was held on Saturday at King’s Lake in Sewickley Heights.

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Edgeworth Elementary librarian honored as All-Star educator
April 13, 2019
Edgeworth Elementary librarian Gabriella Miller, third from left, in hat, was selected as an All-Star teacher by Chevron, the Grable Foundation and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Quaker Valley boys tennis hopes to complete undefeated section slate
April 12, 2019
The Quaker Valley boys tennis team wraps up Section 2-AA play Friday afternoon, weather permitting, against Ambridge at 3:30 p.m. at Hopewell High School.

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Sewickley Academy held their annual Day of Service
April 12, 2019
Students from Sewickley Academy participate in the annual Day of Service on April 12 at Orchardview Stables in Marshall.

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PTA Connected with Facebook: Digital Families Community Event
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April 12, 2019
Connect with your children to understand growing up online. Work through interactive sessions. Walk away with an action plan. Have you talked with your kids about online safety? Now’s the time. Staff from both Quaker Valley Elementary Schools as well as District Office will facilitate lively, hands-on parent and student activities that will create safe […]

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Quaker Valley girls lacrosse hopes to keep winning streak intact
April 11, 2019
The Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team exploded for 19 goals in a rout of Trinity on Monday.

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Quaker Valley High School gradaute Rebecca Johnson honored
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April 11, 2019
WOOSTER, Ohio – Rebecca Johnson, a graduate of Quaker Valley High School and a senior English and history double major at The College of Wooster, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization in the country, at Wooster’s 49thannual Dr. David W. Dewald Recognition Banquet.   The College of […]

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Harley
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April 11, 2019
Harley is an 8-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who is searching for an adult-only family to give him all the love and attention he craves! This handsome guy is incredibly smart and will need to be kept busy with enrichment activities in his new home. Harley would prefer a home without cats, rabbits or other […]

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Beverly McQuone selected as Woman of the Year
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April 11, 2019
Beverly McQuone is the first person many people meet when they come to Sewickley.

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Remember When: 2009
April 11, 2019
In the news this week 10 years ago:

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Quaker Valley baseball goes for 5th straight win to begin season
April 10, 2019
The Quaker Valley baseball team hopes to stay undefeated in Section 2-4A and overall when it hosts section foe Blackhawk on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at Esmark Field at Bouchard Family Park.

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Investing in Music
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April 10, 2019
Grace Affeltranger, of the Affeltranger Music Company, is headed back to her stomping grounds to offer students the opportunity to experience the power of singing with others. Having experienced the power of community and growth through music at Loyola University Chicago, her alma mater, she is eager to combine that knowledge with what she learned […]

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Boosters form to support Quaker Valley musicals
April 10, 2019
Lisa Sevcik sees a lot of similarities between performing in a musical and playing a sport.

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Library offers adaptive art program for adults
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April 9, 2019
April marks a one-year anniversary since the Sewickley Public Library introduced art workshops designed for adults with adaptive needs. Participants of all skill levels and styles, along with their caregivers, explore their creativity at the library’s instructor-guided programs. Each workshop runs for approximately 60-90 minutes and projects range from pencil drawing to collage to watercolor painting […]

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Bedi qualifies for return to WPIAL singles tournament
April 9, 2019
Sewickley Academy’s Arjan Bedi qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament with a pair of pro-set victories Monday at the Section 2 tournament.

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3 current members in race for 4 seats on Sewickley council
April 9, 2019
Four Sewickley council seats are available this year with three current council members seeking another term in office.

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Seminars scheduled for Wexford-Sewickley area notaries
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April 8, 2019
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (www.notary.org) will hold several educational seminars this month for Wexford-Sewickley area notaries. PAN’s First Time Notary Seminar (9 a.m. to noon) is state-approved and fulfills the three-hour mandatory education provision for new notaries. The Everyday Notary Challenges Seminar (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) is offered in conjunction with the First Time […]

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Sewickley Public Library awarded Gold Star status
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April 8, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library has been awarded a gold star by the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. The initiative recognizes libraries who are helping citizens of the Commonwealth achieve five essential literacies necessary to succeed as citizens, parents, students, employers, employees, and consumers. Those five literacies are Basic, Information, Civic/Social, Health, and […]

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Local mahjong players to hold introductory program
April 8, 2019
About 12 years ago as a new resident of Sewickley, Carole Ciaio learned how to play mahjong at the Sewickley Public Library. Now, she’ll be teaching the tile game there with the woman who taught her, Ellen Hagerty.

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Co-ed soccer returns to Sewickley
April 7, 2019
Sewickley Valley YMCA’s adult co-ed spring soccer league will be held April 15 to May 30.

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Renowned organist to perform at Sewickley’s St. Paul’s
April 6, 2019
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host an organ recital featuring Ann Labounsky, Ph.D., chairman of the organ and sacred music degree programs at Duquesne University, at 4 p.m. April 28.

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Cabaret for Comfort
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April 5, 2019
Cabaret for Comfort is an evening full of singing, dancing, music, and more! It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Quaker Valley Middle School, with more than a dozen talented performers taking the stage. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the men’s homeless shelter at Northside Common Ministries […]

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Students take part in national marketing competition
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April 5, 2019
Quaker Valley High School alumnae, Mackenzie Takus and Rachel Kuo, are part of a group of 20 students recently invited to participate this semester in the 2019 Acura ILX Marketing Challenge. Rachel and Mackenzie are currently enrolled in a capstone marketing class at the University of Pittsburgh called Projects in Marketing. Pitt’s College of Business […]

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Quaker Valley track teams to compete at Knoch Relays
April 5, 2019
The Quaker Valley track and field teams will test their mettle Saturday at the 6th annual Knoch Relays at Knoch High School in Saxonburg.

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Join Us for Conversations that Connect: Raising Culturally Competent Children
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April 5, 2019
Much of what children learn about respecting differences comes from their parents and other significant adults in their lives. Yet, adults often feel uncomfortable discussing cultural differences with their children, even though research shows that NOT talking about these differences may actually fuel the development of prejudice and stereotypes. Join Jondou Chase Chen, co-director of […]

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The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Beth Tarasi of Pittsburgh, has been certified as a member
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April 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Beth Tarasi of Pittsburgh, has been certified as a member.  The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States.   Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership to more than 10% of […]

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Organ Recital with Ann Labounsky, Ph.D.
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April 4, 2019
SEWICKLEY – On Sunday April 28, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host an organ recital featuring Ann Labounsky, Ph.D., chairman of the Organ and Sacred Music degree programs at Duquesne University. Professor Labounsky is widely known in the United States and Europe as a virtuoso performer and improviser at the organ. A Fulbright scholar, she […]

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Community Easter Egg Hunt
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April 4, 2019
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 616 Washington St. in Sewickley, is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. The event begins at 11 a.m. with an egg hunt, an Easter craft, and light snacks. It will be held outdoors in our courtyard, weather permitting. (If it’s rainy, we’ll move inside to our first […]

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Quaker Valley boys lacrosse aims to stay undefeated against Big Macs
April 4, 2019
The Quaker Valley boys lacrosse team added to its early-season winning ways with a close 8-7 win over Moon on Tuesday.

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Adrienne Floro recognized as Outstanding Middle Level Administrator of the Year
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April 4, 2019
Adrienne Floro has received the Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Educators Outstanding Middle Level Administrator Award for 2018-2019. Floro worked for more than 20 years in the Quaker Valley School District. She left her position as Quaker Valley Middle School Assistant Principal/District Assessment Coordinator in 2015 to become the principal of Chartiers Valley Middle School. […]

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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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Remember When: 1930
April 4, 2019
In the news this week 89 years ago:

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Marigold
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April 3, 2019
Marigold is a gentle and lovable rabbit who is looking to find a calm, settled home where she will be given space to adjust to her new surroundings. She can be a bit shy in new situations, but once she trusts you she becomes an incredibly sweet and social girl. Marigold may be able to […]

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Sewickley Library is Crazy for Math
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April 3, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library knows math can be challenging, but there is no reason it can’t be fun, too! That’s why the library is offering the Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Math Club – a group that is nothing like your usual math club. This recreational after-school program goes beyond just books and numbers. Participants get […]

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Affeltranger Music Company announces first Vocal Group Class
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April 3, 2019
We are excited to announce the dates of our first ever group class for voice! Grace Affeltranger, of the Affeltranger Music Company, is headed back to her stomping grounds to offer students the opportunity to experience the power of singing with others! Having experienced the power of community and growth through music at Loyola University […]

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Affeltranger Music Company offers kids the freedom of singing
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April 2, 2019
Grace Affeltranger of the Affeltranger Music Company is headed back to her stomping grounds to offer students the opportunity to experience the power of singing with others! Having experienced the power of community and growth through music at Loyola University Chicago, her alma mater, she is eager to combine that knowledge with what she learned […]

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Owner of Cocothe to open Sewickley Tavern at site of former Bruneaux
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April 2, 2019
Fans of the recently closed fine-dining destination Cocothé needn’t worry: they will be able to indulge again soon when the restaurant’s owner-chef team open a new spot just down the street. The new restaurant will be called Sewickley Tavern and will feature a tavern-style menu. It will be situated at 409 Beaver Street in the […]

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SA and QV team up to Showcase Women’s Empowerment Documentary at Tull Theater
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April 2, 2019
Quaker Valley and Sewickley Academy’s Girl Up clubs have teamed up to show ‘Girl Rising’ at a space rented at The Tull Family Theater in Sewickley on April 15 at 6:00 p.m. All of the money from ticket sales will be donated to Girl Up, an international organization founded by the UN that is dedicated […]

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Area moms write book on life with a child on the autism spectrum
April 2, 2019
The moment Christina Abernethy learned her son, Ethan, had autism spectrum disorder, her world turned hazy.

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Nonprofit to hold storytelling event at Sewickley library
April 2, 2019
While sharing a personal story about a difficult situation with strangers may, at first, seem like an uncomfortable undertaking, Joan Miles believes the experience could actually be therapeutic — for the storyteller and the audience.

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions:

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Sewickley Academy baseball scheduled for game action Monday
April 1, 2019
The Sewickley Academy baseball team hopes to begin its season Monday against Quigley Catholic at 4:30 p.m. at Nichols Field.

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Low-sensory options expand for families: Tull to host special screening of ‘Dumbo’
April 1, 2019
Families often head to the local movie theater for a couple of hours of entertainment.

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Old Economy offers home-school days
March 31, 2019
Old Economy Village in Ambridge will offer two home school days this spring.

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Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse remains undefeated in early-season play
March 29, 2019
The Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse team edged Mars 12-11 in a nonsection road game Friday evening.

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Sewickley U.M. to host salad luncheon
March 29, 2019
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Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse hopes to build on opening victory
March 28, 2019
The Sewickley Academy boys lacrosse team hopes to make it two wins in as many games to start the season when it travels to Franklin Regional for a nonsection matchup Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Remember When: 1972
March 28, 2019
In the news this week 47 years ago:

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Thor
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March 27, 2019
Thor was brought to Animal Friends after a Good Samaritan found him living outside and took him to a local veterinarian. This friendly boy is FIV-positive which means that he has a slightly weaker immune system than other cats, but that doesn’t stop him from living a normal life! With regular visits to the vet, […]

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North Hills Community Outreach hosts Loaded Potato Bar April 12
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March 27, 2019
North Hills Community Outreach will be having its second annual Loaded Baked Potato Bar, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 12 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Hampton. Dinner will include baked potatoes (white or sweet), multiple toppings on a self-serve bar, a drink and dessert. The dinner is Lenten-friendly and there will be […]

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Quaker Valley baseball opens season Wednesday
March 27, 2019
With sunny skies and dry conditions prevailing, the Quaker Valley baseball team is set to open its season Wednesday afternoon at 4 at Chartiers-Houston.

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Used books, games, and puzzles at Wexford fundraiser sale
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March 27, 2019
Used books/games/puzzles for sale on April 6 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Wexford Community Presbyterian Church, 10645 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for 4-year-old Isaiah, a medically challenged super hero who lives with his parents, brother, sister and canine companion.  […]

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QV accepting nominations for sports Hall of Fame
March 27, 2019
The Quaker Valley Sports Hall of Fame recently announced the 8th annual Hall of Fame weekend is scheduled for September 27-29.

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Bell Township man flown to hospital with severe burns from brush fire
March 27, 2019
A Bell Township man was flown to a local hospital with severe burns suffered in a brush fire outside his home Wednesday afternoon.

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Plastic Bag Workshop
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March 26, 2019
Learn to recycle plastic bags into PLARN, plastic yarn.  Learn about the 530 plus sleeping mats sent to 14 countries.  We are in need of Plarn makers, to cut, attach, and roll the plastic onto balls.  We are in need of crocheters to crochet it onto a mat.  Workshop held in the Gathering Space, right […]

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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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Walk and Wellness Workshop offered at Fern Hollow Nature Center
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March 25, 2019
Find Your Plateau & Stay There! Workshop Series How to create a life of energizing balance, one powerful step at a time! Sundali Wellness Coaching Co. and Fern Hollow Nature Center invites you to experience a journey to nourish your body, engage your mind & ignite your spirit in the Find Your Plateau & Stay […]

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Welcoming Everyone seeks submissions for storytelling event
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March 25, 2019
On April 28, Welcoming Everyone (WE) and the Sewickley Public Library will host Many Stories, One Community, an evening of storytelling similar to the popular program, The Moth.  Community members are invited to submit personal stories about struggles they have faced or overcome.  A panel will select several stories to be read aloud at the […]

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Mother of Sandy Hook victim: ‘It’s about not giving up’
March 25, 2019
Faith, family and friends were what got Michele Gay through the darkest moments following the unimaginably tragic shooting that killed her 7-year-old daughter, Joey, and 19 of her classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago.

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Sewickley selected as ‘Banner Community’
March 24, 2019
The Borough of Sewickley was honored at a ceremony March 8 as a 2019 Banner Community. The program, sponsored by Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities, recognizes communities that show a commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders.

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Sewickley Valley municipalities share plans for community development projects
March 23, 2019
Sewickley Valley municipalities will use federal block grant money this year to enhance parks, pave sidewalks and improve access for those with disabilities.

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‘Free The Music’ public piano initiative gains momentum
March 23, 2019
Sewickley could have as many as three public pianos by summer.

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Brewhaha benefit at Avonworth Park
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March 22, 2019
Hollow Oak Land Trust invites everyone who loves greenspace and good beer to celebrate both at the 4th Annual Brewhaha benefit event, March 30, 5 -8 p.m. at the Mayernik Center at Avonworth Park. Tickets are still available for $65, which includes souvenir glass to sample 10 local craft breweries. Registration: bit.ly/2019Brewhaha The 5-course pairings […]

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Comcast Vice President Honored by Multichannel News
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March 22, 2019
Multichannel News named Christine Whitaker one of their 2019 Wonder Women, a group of influential, accomplished women from multichannel media industries who have fostered the success of their companies while driving overall industry growth and innovation. Whitaker’s 25-year career in the cable industry has included positions in several Comcast regions across the country as well […]

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Auditions, auditions, auditions!
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March 21, 2019
As a reminder, 3 sets of auditions will be held at Iron Horse Theatre over the next several weeks. Auditions for “Harps and Harmonicas” are this Saturday from 3 to 6, and Sunday from 1 to 4.  Auditions for Ashcat Theater’s “Harvey” will be held March 30 from 10 to 2, and March 31 from […]

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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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Remember When: 1920
March 21, 2019
In the news this week 99 years ago:

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Man, Woman, Citizen, Emerging Citizen of Year selected
March 21, 2019
The Sewickley Herald Citizens of the Year have been selected from a pool of deserving nominees.

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50 Years and Counting
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March 20, 2019
Once upon a time, 50 years ago to be exact, a blond second grader stole her teacher’s heart with her goodness, kindness, and sweet disposition she learned at home. The name of this lovely youngster was Ronna Sue Cole. If the last name sounds familiar, it should to Sewickley residents, as her +parents owned the […]

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Leechburg police to get new uniform patches
March 20, 2019
Leechburg’s seven police officers will be receiving new patches for their uniforms.

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Ms. Penny
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March 20, 2019
Ms. Penny may be a senior gal, but if you met her in person you would never know! She’s an incredibly active and energetic dog who loves to be out sniffing and exploring the world around her. It doesn’t take Ms. Penny long at all to warm up and meet new friends. If you have […]

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Watson Institute earns accreditation
March 20, 2019
Sewickley’s Watson Institute was founded in 1917 as the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. David Thompson Watson of Sewickley. Their former summer home, “Sunny Hill,” became the D.T. Watson Home for Crippled Children after their deaths.

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Quaker Valley police to host safety expo with mother of Sandy Hook victim
March 19, 2019
Quaker Valley Police Officer Aaron Vanatta will welcome three national experts to discuss school safety Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South, Meadows Casino, 212 Racetrack Road, Washington.

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Leet, Bell Acres address oil and gas zoning
March 19, 2019
Leet Township commissioners voted three new ordinances into law March 11 that define oil and gas operations, according to Donna Adipietro, who sits on the township’s planning commission.

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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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Author examines Civil War letters for Sewickley Valley Historical Society
March 18, 2019
As he cleared out his parents’ Churchill attic following their death nearly a decade ago, Carleton Young found an old wooden box filled with treasures: Letters written by two soldiers from the Civil War.

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SA and QV team up to Showcase Women’s Empowerment Documentary at Tull Theater
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March 17, 2019
Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley’s Girl Up clubs have teamed up to show “Girl Rising” at a space rented at The Tull Family Theater in Sewickley on April 15th at 6:00. All of the money from ticket sales will be donated to Girl Up, an international organization founded by the UN that is dedicated to […]

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YMCA Summer Camp registration open
March 17, 2019
Registration is open for Sewickley Valley YMCA Summer Camps.

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Allegheny Land Trust leads effort to protect Montour Trail
March 16, 2019
Through its Montour Greenway Expansion project, Allegheny Land Trust is currently raising funds to purchase 38.5 acres of trailside green space in Moon Township. The organization has partnered with Hollow Oak Land Trust and Montour Trail Council for the acquisition effort.

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Ashcat Theatre Company to hold auditions for Harvey at Iron Horse Theatre
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March 15, 2019
Ashcat Theatre Company will be producing Mary Chase’s perennial favorite, “Harvey” on July 19,20,21,26,27 & 28.  Auditions will be held on March 30 from 10:00 to 2:00 and March 31 from 5:00 to 8:00. All roles are open, actors must be 18 or over, and will not be paid. Please come prepared with a 1 […]

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West Hills DUI Task Force to conduct targeted enforcement operation during weekend
March 15, 2019
The West Hills DUI Task Force will conduct a targeted enforcement operation during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, from Friday through Sunday.

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LECTURE: “Call the Bomb Squad! Defusing the Allegheny Arsenal” by Dave Tritinger
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March 14, 2019
What: The Western PA Civil War Roundtable Monthly meeting Date: 03.20.19 Time: 7:30pm-9pm Where: Edgeworth Elementary School (200 Meadow Ln, Edgeworth, PA 15143) Title: LECTURE: “Call the Bomb Squad! Defusing the Allegheny Arsenal” by Dave Tritinger Description: In March 2017, a backhoe operator excavating in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood made a fascinating and alarming discovery – a […]

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Remember When: 1983
March 14, 2019
In the news this week 36 years ago:

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Sewickley Academy Freshman Named Winner in the Pittsburgh Concert Society’s 2019 Young Artists Auditions
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March 14, 2019
Freshman Gary Peng was named a winner for piano in the 2019 Pittsburgh Concert Society’s (PCS) Young Artists Auditions. The PCS Young Artists auditions were held on Saturday, March 9. Nationally known adjudicators judge contestants, and this year Alan Fletcher, Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO, was the adjudicator. The young artists were […]

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Sewickley council fills manager role with two hires
March 14, 2019
The search for a borough manager in Sewickley has ended, five months after the retirement of former manager Kevin Flannery, who served in the role for 25 years.

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A Fun-filled Fundraiser
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March 14, 2019
The Iron Horse Theatre Company will be hosting a Mother’s Day Cabaret on Sunday, May 12.  Treat Mom and yourself to great food, drinks and 90 minutes of great musical and comedy entertainment.  The Cabaret Menu features delicious appetizers and desserts to enjoy before during and after the show. The Cabaret will be held at […]

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Quaker Valley reaches agreement with teachers’ union
March 14, 2019
The Quaker Valley School Board voted Tuesday to approve the contract with the Quaker Valley Education Association (QVEA), the union representing 157 teachers in the Quaker Valley School District.

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Animal Friends hosting Bow Wow Bingo Soireé in Leetsdale
March 13, 2019
Animal Friends will host a Bow Wow Bingo Soireé from 6 to 10:30 p.m. April 13, at the Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center, 562 Camp Horne Road.

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Summer enrichment guide available
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March 13, 2019
Laughlin Children’s Center has published its annual enrichment guide detailing all the activities happening around the area this summer.

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Old Economy Village prepares for season
March 13, 2019
Old Economy Village in Ambridge will open for the 2019 season April 3.

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Maraschino
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March 12, 2019
Meet Maraschino! He’s a lovable rabbit looking to find a calmer home where he can kick back and relax. Maraschino is a bit shy at first, but once he has time to settle in he is a very sweet little guy who loves to receive head rubs from his family. Maraschino may even like having […]

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Expert: Fred Rogers’ legacy is ‘up to every community to finish’
March 12, 2019
Junlei Li is an expert in all things Fred Rogers, even though he never met Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor.

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Quaker Valley hosts ‘CEOs in the Classroom’
March 12, 2019
Quaker Valley Middle School hosted several executives Tuesday for the “CEO in the Classroom” initiative. Other participating schools included Brashear High School and City Charter High, Butler Senior High School, Duquesne Elementary Center, Elizabeth Forward Middle School and Frazier High School.

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Sewickley Academy Students Take a STAND
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March 11, 2019
Juniors Mishon Levine and Luke Tyson co-founded Students Taking Action for a New Democracy (STAND), a new organization that is taking a STAND by empowering high school students to be engaged global citizens. Mishon and Luke, like many of their peers, are immersed in a political culture that has polarized today’s society. At a young […]

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SA Middle School Student to Attend Renowned Interlochen Arts Camp
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March 11, 2019
“Lights, camera, action!” This is a familiar phrase to Grade 8 student Avani Venkat, who will attend the renowned Interlochen Arts Camp, a premier summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3 through 12, in Michigan this summer. Avani, 14, has loved music since she was a small child and began acting and participating […]

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Iron Horse Theatre holding auditions for ‘Whipping Man’
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March 11, 2019
The Iron Horse Theatre Company will have auditions for Mathew Lopez’ drama “The Whipping Man.” Auditions will be held Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, May 5 from noon to 2 p.m. The cast consists of two African-American men, ages 25-40 and 50-65, and one caucasian man, ages 25-40. Those […]

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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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Apollo 11: Immerse Yourself in Amazement
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March 10, 2019
Apollo 11 arrives at The Tull Family Theater on  Friday, March 15. Reviews ranging from the Daily Beast to Discover Magazine  are raving about the new look, sound and feel given to the first lunar landing 50 years ago. This historic film, composed of never-before-seen footage and excerpts from 11,000 hours of audio, places viewers […]

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Sensory Friendly Film Screening: Captain Marvel
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March 10, 2019
The Tull Family Theater invites all superhero fans impacted by autism or other special needs to join us for a sensory friendly screening of the new Captain Marvel film on SATURDAY, March 16, at 10 a.m. For details on these screenings, please visit https://www.thetullfamilytheater.org/sensory-friendly-screenings/ Such screenings are not often available outside of Pittsburgh, so the […]

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Sewickley Chamber seeks board members
March 10, 2019
The Sewickley Chamber of Commerce will host an informative session for those who have interest in joining the board at 9 a.m. March 19 in the first floor conference room of Sewickley Public Library.

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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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Iron Horse Theatre having auditions for ‘Harps and Harmonicas’
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March 8, 2019
The Iron Horse Theatre Company will be having auditions for its first performance of the season, Linda Escalera’s comedy “Harps and Harmonicas,” on Saturday, March 23 from 3-6 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 from 1-4 p.m. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a short (1- to 2-minute) memorized monologue of your choice. The roles are […]

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Turkeys responsible for traffic slowdown
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March 8, 2019
Several times in the last 3 weeks traffic at Blackburn Road and McGee Road has been slowed because of a group of amorous turkeys.

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Area places of worship plan upcoming events
March 8, 2019
Beth Samuel Jewish Center

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Iron Horse Theatre Goes Live!
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March 7, 2019
After years of renovation and thousands of hours of volunteer work, the Iron Horse Theatre “went live” in 2018.  The company presented 3 stage shows, conducted a summer acting camp for youth, and offered after school classes in visual and performing arts. This intimate 60 seat theatre is the culmination of the dream of Sewickley […]

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Watson Institute 7th Annual Special Kick Clinic
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March 7, 2019
The Watson Institute, a special education organization serving students with special needs ages 3 to 21 will once again team up with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 7th Annual Special Kick Clinic on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join the Watson Institute and the Riverhounds for an afternoon of soccer fun, free for children […]

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Remember When: 1953
March 7, 2019
In the news this week 66 years ago:

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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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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Magenta
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March 6, 2019
This adorable girl is Magenta! She was previously adopted from Animal Friends, but found herself back with us after her family welcomed a new baby into their home. But, to help her find a loving new home, her previous family sponsored her adoption, so she’s truly priceless! Magenta can be a bit shy in new […]

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Edgeworth to host glass recycling event
March 6, 2019
Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will introduce a series of “pop-up” glass recycling collection events in response to the sudden removal of glass from many of the region’s residential curbside recycling programs.

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Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center
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March 5, 2019
Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center in Zelienople has some big news about our little nonprofit! This is our 11th year offering free programming, resources and support. In April, which is Autism Awareness Month, we have two large events coming up. Slippery Rock University students are hosting a Dining to Donate event at Primanti Bros. […]

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Sewickley Academy Middle School Student is on Pointe in Ballet Competitions
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March 5, 2019
Due to her small stature, most people would not instantly recognize that Adien (Adi), a Grade 6 student at Sewickley Academy, is a powerhouse on the stage. When she dons her pointe shoes and ornate costumes, she transforms into a graceful ballerina who is being noticed by national and international companies alike for her talent […]

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Sewickley Academy Sophomore Helps Rebuild Puerto Rico
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March 5, 2019
I recently returned to Puerto Rico continuing the efforts I started in 2017. With every return trip, I find areas of improvement but still much that needs to be done. On Sept. 5, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the island of Puerto Rico followed by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20, which happens to be my birthday. […]

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Leet Township police chief to retire after decades of service
March 5, 2019
After nearly 40 years in uniform, including seven years in the Army prior to becoming a police officer, Leet Township police Chief William Wanto announced plans to retire in November. Wanto, who currently leads a department of five full-time and three part-time officers, said he has been saving up for retirement and feels like it is time to move on.

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QV’s Huang seeded third in 200 IM at states
March 5, 2019
Members of the Quaker Valley-Sewickley Academy combined boys and girls swimming and diving teams are seeded for the PIAA Class AA championships March 13-14 at Bucknell University.

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March 14 Sewickley Valley Historical Society program
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March 4, 2019
Imagine clearing out your family attic here in Pittsburgh and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there. Faced with that situation, Carleton Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two  soldiers. In Voices From the Attic: […]

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Leetsdale Fire Department gearing up for fish fry at VFW
March 4, 2019
The annual Leetsdale Fire Department Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent, starting March 8.

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Banjo All-Stars to perform
March 3, 2019
The Banjo All-Stars will perform a medley of musical excerpts with two 4-string banjos for the St. James 55 Plus Club’s March 21 luncheon. Prayer service begins at noon followed by lunch and entertainment at 12:30 p.m.

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Cast-iron vs. nonstick skillets: How to choose the right pan
March 3, 2019
Cast iron is often called the original nonstick pan. And it makes sense. Well-seasoned cast-iron skillets have a naturally formed coating that is created when fats are heated to a certain point that causes them to reorganize into something resembling a plastic coating and bond to the metal.

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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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Classic Tuesday: Lawrence of Arabia
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March 1, 2019
Lawrence of Arabia, winner of seven Academy Awards and six Golden Globes, is “Grand in every sense,” says BBC Films. “Lawrence of Arabia aims for greatness and achieves it.” The American Film Institute’s No. 7 film of all time shares the escapades of a British officer who succeeded in uniting often-warring Arab tribes during World War I. The dramatic desert […]

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Best Documentary: Free Solo SAT @ 2:45
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March 1, 2019
This year’s winner of the Best Documentary Oscar, Free Solo, features adrenaline-infused action as climber Alex Honnold scales 3,000 feet up mythic El Capitan with only his toes and fingers holding him in place. Watch the dazzling athletic feat, surrounding by majestic scenery with us on the big screen. Showing at ONLY 2:45 p.m. SAT. […]

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Free Screenings for Kids
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March 1, 2019
Children ages 3-7 can be screened for FREE for potential delays or difficulties by four experts: occupational therapist, speech therapist, licensed mental health counselor, and early childhood academic specialist – all in 1 hour! Parents/guardians will receive immediate screening results which will identify children who require further assessment or referral to other professional and/or medical […]

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Little Explorers – Sensory, Motor, & Language Enrichment Group
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March 1, 2019
Join a Speech Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist as they explore the world of messy sensory play during a 4-week enrichment group! Toddlers will have fun investigating various materials with their fingers, nose, and toes, discovering and learning with new friends! Who? Toddlers aged 2 or 3 Where? Laughlin Children’s Center, 424 Frederick Avenue, Sewickley […]

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Multiple events scheduled for Leet Township’s 150th anniversary
March 1, 2019
Multiple generations have called Leet Township home since its founding in 1869 by a group of residents from the former Sewickley Township.

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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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Sewickley Academy girls basketball clinches spot in state playoffs
February 27, 2019
The Sewickley Academy girls basketball team is going to the PIAA playoffs under the WPIAL’s follow-the-leader format for determining some state qualifiers.

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“One Beautiful Night”
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February 27, 2019
Ballroom dance at the Edgeworth Club, to benefit our senior and youth outreach programs. Raffle baskets, cash bar, appetizers and  dance performances by CMU ballroom dance team. Purchase tickets online or at the door for $45.

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Sewickley Academy student selected for Presidential Scholars program
February 27, 2019
Aydin Turkay did not know about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, but after being invited to participate, the Sewickley Academy senior is impressed.

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Capone
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February 26, 2019
Capone is a wonderful older Labrador Retriever mix with a zest for life! He is incredibly smart and can be very playful when he wants to be. Because he can become very excited, Capone would prefer to be the only pet in an adult-only family who has experience with dogs and force-free training techniques. Training […]

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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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Learn to Drive!
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February 26, 2019
Our driver’s education courses meet all requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our driving school is licensed, bonded and insured as required by the State of Pennsylvania. Whether you are young or old, whether you have been driving for years or just want to learn to drive A Plus School of Driving LLC has […]

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Osborne 4th grader competing in Pa State Gymnastics championship
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February 26, 2019
Harper Sipes, a 4th grader at Osborne Elementary school, will be competing at the PA State Gymnastics championships in York, Pennsylvania March 9-10. The event will cap off a very strong gymnastics season for Harper, who will also be competing to qualify for the Regional Championships in April. Harper represents the Pittsburgh Northstars Gymnastics Club.

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$500K winning Cash 5 ticket sold in Ambridge
February 26, 2019
Someone who stopped at a Beaver County convenience store and bought a lottery ticket is $500,000 richer.

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The Tull Family Theater to Host First Quantum Theatre Production
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February 26, 2019
The Tull Family Theater will host its first live dramatic production with cultural partner Quantum Theatre. Quantum, Pittsburgh’s cutting-edge theater, will present The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?) on Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 3.  Through five personal stories, the hourlong one-man play examines one individual’s complex relationship with the gun culture. […]

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Photographer, expert discuss impact of plastic waste
February 26, 2019
Sewickley-based photographer Randy Olson has captured images in countries like India, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia, where armies of workers sort plastic, many for just $2 per day. Sorting facilities in these countries are massive, and some accept enough plastic waste at one time to fill multiple football fields.

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Quaker Valley plays waiting game for state playoffs
February 25, 2019
The WPIAL 4A girls basketball playoffs resume Monday, and a win by Elizabeth Forward against top-seeded North Catholic would put Quaker Valley in the PIAA playoffs under the WPIAL’s follow-the-leader format.

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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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Quaker Valley prepares to put on a big show with ‘Shrek the Musical’
February 25, 2019
Quaker Valley High School students are getting ready to put on a big show.

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Seeking nominations for Sewickley’s Man, Woman, Citizen of the Year
February 25, 2019
Do you know someone who has had a great impact on the community? Someone who goes above and beyond to make the world a better place? Someone whose example inspires others to get involved and do great things?

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‘What did Fred Rogers Say?’
February 24, 2019
Junlei Li will visit Sewickley Academy at 6:30 p.m. March 6 to give the community a Fred-centric talk: “What Did Fred Rogers Say?”

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Quaker Valley graduate plans race to benefit vets
February 23, 2019
Rob Veltre, a 2014 Quaker Valley graduate, is organizing the 8th Brave American Classic 5K & 10K Races & 1 Mile Walk to benefit the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness (bouldercrestretreat.org).

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Seven Students Win Awards for Art and Writing
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February 22, 2019
This month, the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards recognized seven Sewickley Academy students for their creativity in the arts and their impressive writing skills. Students were awarded two Gold Keys in writing, four Silver Keys, three for writing and one for art, and six honorable mentions. Junior Zofia Luther received a Gold Key […]

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Celebrate Spring at Fern Hollow Nature Center’s 14th Annual Maple Sugar Celebration and Pancake Breakfast
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February 22, 2019
Fern Hollow Nature Center will host their 14th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugar Celebration on March 9th from 8:30am to Noon. Fun for the whole family!  The event features wonderful traditional or buckwheat pancakes served with real maple syrup from the Beaver County Conservation District, sausage and a drink.  Families will also enjoy a […]

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Fern Hollow’s Spring Maker’s Series brings art and nature together for children
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February 22, 2019
Join Fern Hollow Nature Center for our Maker’s Series program, Haiku Shadow Box on March 3rd from 2:00-4:00pm.  Instructor, Teresa Duff, will help students create their own Haiku Shadow Box, a traditional form of Japanese poetry is exquisitely simple yet challenging to compose.  Students will read, discuss and learn about this literary form then create […]

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iBike@QV Volunteer Registration is Open
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February 22, 2019
The 5th annual iBike@QV volunteer registration is now open! Camp will be held June 17- 21 at Quaker Valley Middle School. The success of our camp depends largely on the energy and commitment of its volunteers. Please consider spending a week with us this summer! Sign up early and bring a friend! 2019 iBike@QV Volunteer […]

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100-year-old Blackburn Road wall preserved
February 22, 2019
A section of historic wall has been restored, to the delight of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society (SVHS) members.

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Places of worship plan events in Sewickley area
February 22, 2019
Beth Samuel Jewish Center

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2019 JDRF TypeOneNation Summit
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February 21, 2019
Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) at all life stages for a day of education and connection at JDRF Western Pennsylvania’s TypeOneNation Summit, presented by Allegheny Health Network Center for Diabetes! Session topics include Type 1 Diabetes Research Update, Overcoming the Highs and Lows, Off to College, T1D at […]

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Quaker Valley wrestlers set for PIAA Southwest Regional
February 21, 2019
Conner Redinger (132), John Rocco Kazalas (145), Patrick Cutchember (160), Geoff Magin (195), Justin Richey (113) and Brad Fadeley (285) will represent Quaker Valley Friday and Saturday at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex.

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Technology Simplified at the Sewickley Library
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February 21, 2019
Community members interested in learning more about using their Android devices attended the Sewickley Public Library’s Senior Android Phone/Tablet Club on Wednesday. This newest offering in the library’s collaborative learning sessions focuses on teaching those new to using android-based devices (such as Samsung, LG, Google Pixel, Sony phones or tablets) the basics and beyond. The […]

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Sewickley council hears proposal for additional parking at former VFW site
February 21, 2019
Members of the Donald T. Campbell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5756 put their building up for sale last year. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s Sewickley real estate office, the property, located at 529 Beaver St., is currently under contract.

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Remember When: 1964
February 21, 2019
In the news this week 55 years ago:

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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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Plastic Bag Sleeping Mat Workshop
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February 20, 2019
Workshop held Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 to 12:30 in the Gathering Space at St. James Church.  Learn about the 14 countries that the 539 sleeping mats have been sent.  Also learn how to make the mats from cutting, attaching, rolling  plastic bag loops into Plarn balls so they can be crocheted into the 36 […]

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Shrek the Musical
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February 20, 2019
Quaker Valley High School presents “Shrek the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 7-9. Tickets are available in the high school lobby from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays through March 5. (Exception: March 4, ticket sales will be noon – 2 p.m.) To reserve tickets online, please go to www.qvsd.org. Come see dozens of talented Quaker […]

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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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Designs unveiled for $1.1 billion Pittsburgh airport terminal
February 20, 2019
Airport officials unveiled concept designs Feb. 20 for a new landside terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport — a $1.1 billion overhaul project proposed in 2017.

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Big Wig
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February 19, 2019
Big Wig is a gorgeous Californian mix who came to Animal Friends after being rescued by our Humane Investigations team. Although she has been through a lot in her young life, she is such a sweet girl! Big Wig loves to explore her surroundings and enjoys the company of other bunnies. While she can be […]

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Registration is Open for Sewickley Academy’s Summer Programs 2019
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February 19, 2019
Give your child the opportunity to explore, learn, and have fun this summer! Programs for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 Academics, arts, athletics, creative playgroups, and more! Structured courses taught by Sewickley Academy faculty and partners Open to all children in the Pittsburgh region See the courses and register today! Questions? Please contact Director of Summer Programs Nataliya Di […]

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Sewickley Academy girls basketball team returns to action with playoff matchup
February 19, 2019
After an eight-day break from competition, the Sewickley Academy girls basketball team kicks off the WPIAL 1A playoffs against California on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Canon-McMillan.

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
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February 19, 2019
The long-awaited third film of the How To Train Your Dragon series will open on Friday, Feb. 22,  at The Tull Family Theater! Four shows screen on both Friday and Saturday, at 11:30, 2:00, 4:30 and 7:00.  For showtimes throughout the next week, visit www.thetullfamilytheater.org. The this film “is a joy, and offers a satisfying […]

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Sewickley Military Banner program returns
February 19, 2019
Sewickley Councilman John Dunn has been in contact with about three dozen people interested in purchasing a military banner in honor of a loved one who served.

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Quaker Valley girls open WPIAL playoffs Monday
February 18, 2019
The 13th-seeded Quaker Valley girls basketball team opens the WPIAL Class 4A playoffs against No. 4 Freeport on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at North Allegheny High School.

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Feb. 18
February 18, 2019
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions:

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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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Soup Crawl tickets to be sold March 6
February 17, 2019
Following the success of the sold-out Chocolate Walk on Feb. 9, Explore Sewickley has announced plans for the annual Sewickley Soup Crawl.

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LECTURE: “Abraham Lincoln and paying for the war” by Gary Augustine
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February 16, 2019
What: The Western PA Civil War Roundtable Monthly meeting Date: 02.20.19 Time: 7:30pm-9pm Where: Osborne Elementary School (1414 Beaver St, Sewickley, PA 15143) Title: LECTURE: “Abraham Lincoln and paying for the war” by Gary Augustine Description: Wars are expensive.  Lincoln’s call for 75,000 soldiers on April 15, 1861 created a gigantic problem for his administration.  How […]

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YMCA to host Winter Blast
February 16, 2019
Join the Sewickley Valley YMCA for Winter Blast, a family evening of activities at the Y.

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Lane restriction planned for Camp Horne Road
February 15, 2019
A lane restriction is planned on Camp Horne Road, Route 4021, in Ohio Township Feb. 18-21, weather permitting. A single-lane restriction will occur as needed in the eastbound direction between Ben Avon Heights Road and the on-ramp to southbound I-279 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, according to

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Feb. 15
February 15, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Maria dress shop will open its doors for a final time this weekend. The shop specialized in high-end sportswear, like Mondi, Louben and St. John, but owner Maria Mickey was as well-known for knowing what would look good on her customers -- her andquot;ladiesandquot; as she called them

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Places of worship plan upcoming events
February 15, 2019
Here's what's happening in area places of worship: Beth Samuel Jewish Center The center is at 810 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge. For information, visit beth samuel.org or contact the center at bethsamuel office@comcast.net or 724-266-5238. andamp;#8226; 9 a.m. Feb. 16 -- Torah yoga class with Jennifer Ferris-Glick andamp;#8226; 10:30 a.m. Feb.

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Places of worship plan events in Sewickley area
February 15, 2019
Here’s what’s happening in area places of worship:

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Valentine Classic: When Harry Met Sally …
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February 14, 2019
When Harry Met Sally… a  magical romcom, set a gold standard for a genre of smart, slightly sassy and definitely cuddly films of this genre for the next decade. According to Vanity Fair, this work of director Rob Reiner, writer Nora Ephron and stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is the No. 1 Romantic Comedy […]

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Junlei Li to Give “Fred-centric” Talk at Sewickley Academy on March 6
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February 14, 2019
Junlei Li, the Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), will visit Sewickley Academy on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. to give the community a Fred-centric talk: “What Did Fred Rogers Say?” He will discuss the highlights of Fred Rogers’ messages. Themes will include what […]

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‘Empire’ actor: ‘Ridiculous’ he would lie about attack
February 14, 2019
CHICAGO -- andquot;Empireandquot; actor Jussie Smollett is responding to critics who question his report about being attacked in downtown Chicago last month. Smollett told police two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him, attacked him and put a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29. The 36-year-old

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8th Brave American Classic 5K, 10K races & 1 Mile Walk
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February 14, 2019
2014 QVHS graduate Rob Veltre is organizing the 8th Brave American Classic 5K & 10K Races & 1 Mile Walk to benefit the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness (bouldercrestretreat.org).  The races & walk will begin at 9:00 on Saturday, March 9th at St. Stephen’s Church, 405 Frederick Ave., Sewickley.  The cost is […]

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Remember When: 1947
February 14, 2019
In the news this week andamp;#0010;72 years ago: andamp;#8226; Seventeen representatives of local civic organizations organized the first joint Advisory Health Council for the Sewickley, Edgeworth and Osborne school districts. The council was formed to ensure the thoroughness of medical and dental exams given to area schoolchildren. Such exams had

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Feb 14
February 14, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Today is Valentine's Day, and mid-February, the beginning of mating season for many birds. In andquot;A Midsummer Night's Dream,andquot; Shakespeare wrote, andquot;Saint Valentine is past: Begin these wood-birds but to couple nowandquot; Among the most faithful of birds, swans choose a mate and stay with them for life.

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Remember When: 1947
February 14, 2019
In the news this week 72 years ago:

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Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy boys earn No. 3 seeds in WPIAL tournaments
February 13, 2019
The top three boys basketball teams from Section 2-4A are the top three seeds in the upcoming WPIAL 4A tournament. New Castle is the top seed, followed by Ambridge at No. 2 and Quaker Valley at No. 3. The Quakers have earned a bye into the quarterfinals and will face

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Jasiah Bertiaux
February 13, 2019
Jasiah Bertiaux School: Quaker Valley Sport: Bowling Class: Senior Claim to fame: A weekly night out at the bowling alley turned into a four-year journey for three of the seniors on Quaker Valley's bowling team. Jasiah Betiaux recently stepped up for the team with the match-high average of 178. The

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Feb. 13
February 13, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Todd DePastino, director of the Pittsburgh-based Veterans Breakfast Club, will be the speaker at the Sewickley Valley YMCA Senior Men's Club meeting on Friday. For several years, DePastino has sponsored breakfast talks at a number of locations around the area, and has encouraged veterans to tell their experiences

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World Day of Prayer a Sewickley tradition for 90 years
February 13, 2019
Women -- and some men -- from various faiths across Sewickley will join together March 1 to pray as one as they celebrate World Day of Prayer. It's a tradition that's been ongoing in the area for 90 years. andquot;It's as it should be,andquot; said Ann Strong, World Day of

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Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: Breanna Warner
February 12, 2019
Breanna Warner School: Sewickley Academy Sport: Basketball Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Breanna Warner played a key role in her team's last two wins against Union and Eden Christian by scoring 17 combined points. The victories put Sewickley Academy's girls basketball team into a three-way tie for third place in

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Bubble Yum
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February 12, 2019
Bubble Yum is a petite brown tabby who is just over a year old. She was transferred to Animal Friends from one of our partner organizations in West Virginia. This sweet little lady is a bit shy when she’s meeting new people, but once you gain her trust she warms up very nicely. Bubble Yum […]

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WPIAL basketball playoff pairings to be released Tuesday evening
February 12, 2019
The Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley boys and girls basketball teams will find out Tuesday evening their playoff fates as the WPIAL releases the postseason brackets at 7 p.m. The opening-round games are to begin Friday and Saturday. The Triblive High School Sports Network at tribhssn.triblive.com will be there live

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Shrek the Musical Tickets on Sale Friday
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February 12, 2019
Tickets for Quaker Valley High School’s performance of Shrek The Musical will go on sale Friday, February 15, 2019. The tickets will be available when QVHS musical students present a cabaret performance at 7 p.m. This performance allows students to showcase songs of their choice, in addition to a sneak peek of Shrek the Musical. […]

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Seeking nominations for Sewickley’s Man, Woman, Citizen of the Year
February 12, 2019
Do you know someone who has had a great impact on the community Someone who goes above and beyond to make the world a better place Someone whose example inspires others to get involved and do great things We want to hear all about them! The Sewickley Herald is accepting

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Feb. 12
February 12, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Longing for some good conversation Join the Conversation Salon, a group of engaging adults who meet the second Wednesday of every month in the Sewickley Public Library Conference Room. Newcomers are always welcome to the discussion, which includes coffee. The next meetup will be held from 10 a.m.

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Quaker Valley students compete in Scripps Spelling Bee
February 12, 2019
Quaker Valley students in fourth through eighth grade competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee school-level competitions Feb. 7. Eighth-grader Milo Hasak placed first at the middle school Spelling Bee Championship. Milo won in the 21st round by correctly spelling andquot;tribulations.andquot; Fifth-grader Grace Carver emerged as Osborne Elementary's Spelling Bee

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Regulators outline path forward for joint wastewater plan
February 11, 2019
A joint wastewater treatment plan between Sewickley and Leetsdale has received initial support from state environmental regulators. In mid-2018, officials from both municipalities began discussing a plan to ship wastewater from Sewickley to Leetsdale's treatment plant, which is less than a decade old. Sewickley has faced high maintenance costs for

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Feb. 11
February 11, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Today is National Make a Friend Day. According to the Mayo Clinic, friendships can boost happiness, reduce stress and improve confidence. Adults with strong social support also experience better health, including a reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure and high body mass index. To find more opportunities

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Bibliophiles wanted: Sunday is Sewickley library’s $5 bag sale
February 10, 2019
Friends of Sewickley Public Library's Book Sale ends today with a $5-fill-a-bag sale. Tables are filled with numerous genres, including fiction, poetry, cookbooks, children's, biography, history and more. Hours are from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sewickley Public Library 500 Thorn St., Sewickley. Friends of the library enhance and

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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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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Feb. 9
February 9, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, The sold-out Chocolate Walk will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today in the village, with participants receiving a variety of the sweet treat as they peruse the shops and restaurants of Sewickley. If you were one of the lucky ones to get a ticket, be sure

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Feb. 8, 2019
February 8, 2019
Aleppo Vesuvius USA Corp. sold property at 200 Deer Run Road to Alderman Holdings 200 Deer Run LLC for $3,454,000. Bell Acres Estate of John David Rhodes sold property at Westholme Drive to Allegheny Land Trust for $350,000. Leet Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority sold property at 12 Ambridge Ave. to

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Sewickley Academy girls basketball team caps section slate with victory.
February 8, 2019
The Sewickley Academy girls basketball team, with the help of Thursday's 42-35 victory over Eden Christian, finished in a three-way tie in the Section 1-1A standings with Quigley Catholic and Vincentian Academy at 8-4. The teams wrapped up the second, third and fourth spots from the section to the WPIAL

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Perfect Valentine’s Celebration for Nature Lovers
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February 8, 2019
Join Fern Hollow Nature Center on March 13th at 7:00pm for In’sex’ts & Wine to learn about the weird, wild and horrifying ways that insects mate while you enjoying some appetizers and wine.  Wine provided by Scout & Cellar, an organic wine distributor.  To register go to www.fhnc.org

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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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Heritage Valley completes affiliation with Ohio Valley Hospital
February 8, 2019
An affiliation between Heritage Valley Health System and Ohio Valley Hospital is official, enabling the McKees Rock-based hospital to expand its medical staff and clinical services and fund capital projects. According to Suzanne Sakson, spokeswoman for Heritage Valley Health System, there have been changes within the board of directors, but

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Feb. 8
February 8, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Penguin Bookshop will welcome author Jessica Strawser, beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Strawser will launch her new book, andquot;Forget You Know Me,andquot; about people who have grown apart -- best friends, spouses and parents. The bookshop is also celebrating the success of Sewickley author Marie Benedict, whose

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Quaker Valley, Ambridge girls basketball teams to decide playoff spot
February 7, 2019
It's a one-on-one matchup Thursday evening for a WPIAL playoff spot from Section 2-4A as Quaker Valley and Ambridge will do battle at Ambridge High School at 7:30. The Quakers and Bridgers are tied for fourth place in the section at 4-7. Ambridge won the first meeting, 49-46, on Jan.

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The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?)
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February 7, 2019
Quantum Theatre presents The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?) by EM Lewis “The commentary is killing the conversation.” The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?) is a thoughtful one-man play excavating the playwright’s own complicated relationship to gun culture. While proponents on both sides talk past each other, making it seem like there is […]

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How to Find Owls for Those Who Give a Hoot
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February 7, 2019
Join Fern Hollow Nature Center for How to Find Owls for Those Who Give a Hoot on February 16th from 5:00-8:00pm.  Children 7-11 years will learn about and look for some of our favorite nocturnal birds- Owls.  They will learn what makes owls special and different from other birds.  Dissect an owl pellet and prowl […]

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Feb. 7
February 7, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Quaker Valley Osborne Elementary School students can purchase a book in their teacher's name to be placed in the school's library in time for Valentine's Day. Students can purchase books from a wish list, created by school librarian Mrs. Wilkinson, at Penguin Bookshop and at www.penguinbookshop.com/wishlist/1. Penguin Bookshop

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Remember When: 1999
February 7, 2019
In the news this week 20 years ago: andamp;#8226; Sewickley Council's zoning board turned down a variance request from Lee Ligo, an architect involved in a plan to redevelop Maple Manor, a Colonial Revival-style home at 44 Beaver St. The building had been used as a multi-family rental property by

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Quaker Valley girls basketball team gets back in win column
February 6, 2019
The Quaker Valley girls basketball team has been involved in seven games this season decided by three points or less. The latest came Tuesday as the Quakers, 10-9 overall, edged Montour 43-42 in a nonsection matchup. The win snapped a mini two-game losing skid. QV visits Ambridge on Thursday in

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Adou Thiero
February 6, 2019
Adou Thiero School: Quaker Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Freshman Claim to fame: Adou Thiero was meant to be a basketball player. His father, Almamy Thiero, played college basketball at Memphis and Duquesne. His mother, Mariam Sy, was selected in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. Adou Thiero has

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Feb. 6
February 6, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Recreation Alliance of North Pittsburgh will host a special needs Valentine's dance at the Ohio Township Community Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Nature Center, 325 Nicholson Road, Sewickley. The cost to attend is $5. For more information about the dance and to volunteer

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Sewickley eatery part of Glass Slipper Ball charity tasting event
February 6, 2019
Fulfill your fix for fine food at the North Hills' yearly top shelf tasting event, the Glass Slipper Ball. The 16th annual event March 2 will showcase dozens of chefs from some of the area's finest restaurants -- including Sewickley's 424 Walnut and Diamond Run Golf Club and Emsworth's Cafe

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Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: Max Belt
February 5, 2019
Max Belt School: Sewickley Academy Sport: Basketball Class: Sophomore Claim to fame: Max and Donald Belt might have a sibling rivalry in their one-on-one battles, but it only reinforces their brotherly love. Max credited Donald with helping him develop into a regular contributor to Sewickley Academy's basketball team. Belt's role

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Dozer
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February 5, 2019
Dozer is an adult red tick Beagle who make friends with everyone he meets. This friendly boy absolutely loves his toys, but prefers not to share them with friends. Because of this, he would do best in an adult-only home where he will be the only pet. Dozer likes to put his sniffer to work […]

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Family Fun Winter Blast
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February 5, 2019
Join us for a fun family evening of activities at the Y on Saturday, February 23 from 6-8 p.m.!   Enjoy the bounce house, hamster ball, obstacle course, face painting, and family swim in our Large and Warm Water Pools. Basketball will be available in our CV Gym for older siblings. The Y will provide a […]

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Quaker Valley hockey closing in on playoff berth
February 5, 2019
The Quaker Valley hockey team bounced back from its loss to Mars with a 5-4 shootout victory over Hampton on Monday at Frozen Pond Arena in Valencia. The Quakers led 4-3 in the third before Hampton tied the game with a goal with less than three minutes left in regulation.

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UPMC Children’s Hospital receives $1.5 million from Tull family
February 5, 2019
Young physician-scientists pursuing groundbreaking pediatric research are about to receive a substantial boost in funding. The Tull Family Foundation, founded by Thomas and Alba Tull, is donating $1.5 million to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to support research and the hospital's creative arts programs. A million dollars of the funding

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Feb. 5
February 5, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Sewickley Valley YMCA will host an active older adult social at 10 a.m. Feb. 7. The free program, for those 55 and older, will be held in the OASIS and include coffee, snacks, activities and conversation. Registration is not required. -- What's the Neighborhood News Network all about

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Quaker Valley COG aims to develop region’s shared assets
February 5, 2019
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) has raised $130,000 for phase one of its Route 65 research study, set to begin next month. Executive Director Susan Hockenberry said the Route 65 Corridor Project is an example of her organization's ongoing emphasis on the Quaker Valley region's shared assets. Along

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Iwanonkiw owns top seed for MAC diving championships
February 4, 2019
Quaker Valley sophomore Simon Iwanonkiw is the top seed for the boys diving competition at the Midwestern Athletic Conference Championships on Friday at 4 p.m. at Moon High School. Several members of the Quaker Valley/Sewickley Academy combined teams will be in action both days and join competitors representing Montour, West

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‘Plastic Apocalypse’ program to feature National Geographic photographer, Sewickley resident
February 4, 2019
Award-winning photographer and Sewickley resident Randy Olson has worked on more than 30 projects for andquot;National Geographic.andquot; Most recently, he visited four countries in Southeast Asia to document the impact of plastic waste. His work appeared in the magazine's June 2018 issue. On Feb. 20, Olson will present photographs from

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Feb. 4
February 4, 2019
The Sewickley Herald is accepting nominations for the newspaper's annual Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year. Through March 8, we'll look for your recommendations of those who have given to the community. Send us a few paragraphs detailing achievements of an individual or group whom you think should be

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Westmoreland notables: Norwin grad takes on responsibilities for Penn State’s THON
February 4, 2019
Standing on a stage in the middle of Penn State’s Bryce Center last year, 13 students held up a blue and yellow sign announcing THON had raised over $10 million.

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Send a valentine to help Animal Friends
February 2, 2019
Spread the love by sending a valentine to a shelter pet this year. With the help of the Petco Foundation, your valentine could win a $10,000 grant for Animal Friends. All you have to do is upload a photo and add Animal Friends as your organization. To participate: 1. Go

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Feb. 2
February 2, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Animal Friends will be represented in Puppy Bowl XV airing tomorrow on Animal Planet. Animal Friends' alumnus, Cake, storms the gridiron as part of Team Ruff as they compete in Puppy Bowl XV for the coveted Lombarky Trophy and title of MVP (Most Valuable Puppy). Cake, a 3-month-old

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for the week of Feb. 1, 2019
February 1, 2019
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions Bell Acres Giovanni Cortazzo sold property at 104 Bell Farm Estates to Brookfield Relocation Inc. for $1,018,000. Brookfield Relocation Inc. sold property at 104 Bell Farm Estates to Ronald Dakan and Terri Hohmann for $1,018,000. Sewickley AVK Enterprises Ltd. sold property

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Quaker Valley boys basketball team hopes to build on OT win over New Castle
February 1, 2019
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team will make the trip to Hopewell on Friday for its Section 2-4A matchup with the Vikings. QV, the No. 1 team in the Trib HSSN 4A rankings, is 14-2 overall and 7-2 in the section. It is tied with New Castle and Ambridge for

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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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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Feb. 1
February 1, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Take the little ones to Ohio Township Community Park at 11 a.m. Saturday for Coloring with a Cop. Kids living in Ohio Township are invited to join the Ohio Township Police Department at the Community Park's Nature Center. Enjoy a fun hour of coloring and ask questions in

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For the love of ‘Truck’ and the weather
January 31, 2019
My latest son could be born at any time. That's what my wife and I have been saying for the last two weeks. Any time will likely mean Tuesday, but that's a guesstimate at best. It's made work and life interesting as I continually pelt her with andquot;Are you OKsandquot;

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Remember When: 1911 in Sewickley
January 31, 2019
In the news this week 108 years ago:This week's front-page story was the Emergency Aid Association of the Sewickley Valley Hospital's elaborate benefit event planned for the evenings of Feb. 7 and 8. Theandquot;Dickens Carnivalandquot; would feature more than 100 Valley residents re-creating scenes from some of Charles Dickens' greatest

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Roma, If Beale Street Could Talk to Open at The Tull Family Theater FRIDAY
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January 31, 2019
Roma, which could make Oscar history if it wins both Best Foreign Film and Best Picture, as well as Oscar-nominated If Beale Street Could Talk will open at The Tull Family Theater on Friday. Experience Roma’s lush photography on the big screen and watch Director Barry Jenkins’ visual poetry with the story of noted author […]

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Quaker Valley wrestling advances to WPIAL semifinals
January 31, 2019
The Quaker Valley wrestling team is moving on to the WPIAL Class AA semifinals at Chartiers-Houston High School. The No. 3 Quakers picked up a pair of victories Wednesday evening at home. QV breezed past Valley, 57-16, in the first round and then topped Elizabeth Forward, 48-30, in the quarterfinals.

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Jan. 31
January 31, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Today is the last day of January, which is recognized as School Board Appreciation Month. According to the state Board of Education, there are about 4,500 elected school board officials who serve Pennsylvania's 500 schools. The role of a school board is to oversee educational programs, personnel and

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Library Earns Silver Star Designation
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January 30, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library is honored to announce that the library has earned a Silver Star Library designation from the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA). The PA Forward program aims to ensure that libraries have what they need to help people reach their greatest potential and meet the demands of 21st century […]

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Quaker Valley wrestling opens WPIAL AA tournament Wednesday
January 30, 2019
Despite the frigid temperatures gripping the area, the WPIAL Class AA and AAA team wrestling tournaments are on as scheduled Wednesday evening. Quaker Valley, as the Section 2-AA champion, will host three matches. The Quakers take on Valley while Laurel faces Elizabeth Forward. Both matches will begin at 6 p.m.

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Andres Hubsch
January 30, 2019
Andres Hubsch School: Quaker Valley Sport: Swimming and Diving Class: Senior Claim to fame: Andres Hubsch's specialty isn't diving, but that didn't stop him from placing second in a recent meet. He also won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.73 seconds and had an andquot;outstandingandquot; 50 butterfly in

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Sewickley Sweetest Sale starts Wednesday
January 30, 2019
More than 20 businesses will participate in Sewickley's Sweetest Sale, which starts Wednesday and ends Feb. 9. Emoji balloons will signify that a business is offering a special deal for the event, sponsored by Sewickley Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit www.sewickleychamberofcommerce.org.

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Jan. 30
January 30, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Today could be a record-breaking day in terms of the lowest high temperature. The high temperature, according to John Darnley of the National Weather Service in Moon, will be about 7 degrees. The record for Jan. 30 was set in 1977 at 10 degrees. The National Weather Serviced

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Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: Kieran Ragoowansi
January 29, 2019
Kieran Ragoowansi School: Sewickley Academy Sport: Swimming Class: Senior Claim to fame: Kieran Ragoowansi has at least one thing in common with his favorite swimmer Michael Phelps -- they win, a lot. Ragoowanski's week included first-place finishes in the 100 freestyle, with a time of 1 minute, 8:69 seconds, and

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Quaker Valley, St. James closed Wednesday
January 29, 2019
Quaker Valley School District and St. James School in Sewickley will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to cold temperatures and a wind chill advisory in effect. All QV activities are canceled for Wednesday, however, the WPIAL wrestling tournament at QVHS will take place.

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Coco
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January 29, 2019
Meet Coco! She’s a very affectionate girl who just needs a little time to get to know new people and situations. She is an active dog who needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep her mind and body engaged. Coco has made wonderful progress during her time at Animal Friends and is growing […]

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Sewickley Valley Historical Society hosting film screening
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January 29, 2019
To mark Black History Month, the Sewickley Valley Historical Society presents a special presentation of an acclaimed documentary on the life of Wendall Freeland. The film, “Wendell Freeland: A Quiet Soldier” is directed by Pittsburgh film maker Billy Jackson. The film follows Mr. Freeland’s life from his service to his country as a Tuskegee Airman, […]

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No. 1 Quakers and No. 2 Hurricanes brace for rematch
January 29, 2019
The Section 2-4A rematch between the Quaker Valley and New Castle boys basketball teams takes center stage Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Quaker Valley High School. QV and New Castle are the No. 1 and No. 2 teams, respectively, in the latest Trib HSSN WPIAL 4A rankings. The Quakers won

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No repairs scheduled for Sewickley Heights road slide
January 29, 2019
Blackburn Road was closed to motorists the last four months of 2018. During that time, Don McCormick frequently used Way Hollow Road to get to and from Sewickley Heights. The Ohio Township resident is concerned about the state of Way Hollow and its deteriorating quality, especially for drivers heading toward

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Jan. 29
January 29, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Sewickley Heights History Center continues the free lecture series andquot;On the Shoulders of Giantsandquot; with board member Tim Appleton at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. This week, the series, which expands on the first early industrialist families to settle in Sewickley Heights, will focus on the Rea family.

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Warming station at the Sewickley Valley YMCA
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January 28, 2019
The Sewickley Valley YMCA serves as a warming station during our regular operating hours for anyone in the community who needs a warm place to go due to situations like a furnace malfunction, power loss or broken water pipes.  As the frigid weather moves in this week, please keep this in mind for yourself and […]

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Maria dress shop closing after 38 years
January 28, 2019
From their first meeting, Maria Saluda Mickey was direct with Norma Jean Trombino -- at least when it came to her attire. It was about 40 years ago that Trombino and her husband, Robert, were Christmas shopping at Saks, then located downtown in Gimbels department store on Smithfield Street. The

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Jan. 28
January 28, 2019
Hello, Sewickley, Sweetwater Center for the Arts has a new guild open to all working artists and craftsmen. The guild will host three internationally recognized historical masters, George Gaadt, John Buxton and Robert Griffing, starting at 7 p.m. today at the Sewickley United Methodist Church, 337 Broad St. An open-panel

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QV hockey hopes to take down Mars in Monday matchup
January 28, 2019
The Quaker Valley hockey team has won two in a row and will challenge Mars on Monday in a PIHL Varsity AA game at 7 p.m. at the Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale. The Quakers are 4-10-0-1 (fifth place, nine points) in the Northwest Division standings. They scored a combined

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Service to honor Four Chaplains
January 27, 2019
Leetsdale VFW Post 3372 will hold a service to honor the Four Chaplains at 11 a.m. Feb. 4. Weather permitting, the service will be conducted at the Memorial, located along Beaver Street in front of the VFW. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors. A prayer

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Jan. 26
January 26, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Mark your calendars for Tuesday at 7 p.m. when novelist James Charlesworth will be at Penguin Bookshop on Beaver Street. Charlesworth, a Pennsylvania native who attended Penn State, is author of andquot;The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill.andquot; His first novel follows the four grown children of a self-made

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Sewickley Public Library hosts book sale
January 26, 2019
Beat the winter andquot;blahsandquot; with books. Browse and buy at the Friends of Sewickley Public Library's Book Sale. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The sale from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 is $5 per

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Quaker Valley boys basketball team set for Central Valley, Knoch
January 25, 2019
The Quaker Valley boys basketball team splits its goals over the next two days as it hopes to begin a new winning streak. The Quakers first will pay a visit to Section 2-4A foe Central Valley on Friday at 7:30 p.m. QV upped its record to 11-2 overall and 5-2

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BeeKeeping 101 at Fern Hollow Nature Center
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January 25, 2019
Join FHNC on February 2nd from 8:30am to 4:30pm for Beekeeping 101.  This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics.  This class will be taught by a Master Beekeeper and President of PA State Beekeepers Assocation, Steve Repasky.  The course will cover honey bee castes, races, pests,and […]

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Panelists encourage local government participation
January 25, 2019
Pennsylvania's 12.8 million residents are divided into 2,500 municipalities and 500 school districts according to Susan Hockenberry, executive director of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG). In the Sewickley Valley region and throughout the state, volunteer elected officials and committee members help many of these governments function. To raise

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Jan. 25
January 25, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Tomorrow, the community is coming together to help someone dedicated to keeping their hometown safe. The pasta dinner fundraiser for Sewickley Police Officer Mark Smilek, who is fighting cancer, is happening from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at St. James School cafeteria. Smilek, 45, was diagnosed in May

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Sewickley prowl offers birders chance to spot an elusive bird
January 25, 2019
It's something everyone -- from Harry Potter fans to serious birders -- should get to experience: seeing an owl perched in a tree against the clear night sky. The National Aviary is offering an opportunity to do just that in the Sewickley area at the Allegheny Land Trust's Audubon Greenway

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Free legal consultations are available at NHCO for low-income families
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January 24, 2019
Do you need some legal guidance for a noncriminal issue such as divorce, bankruptcy, credit issues, family matters, or rent or insurance dispute? Thirty-minute free legal consultation from pro-bono attorneys are available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. except December. The next […]

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Free tax prep for low-income individuals and families at NHCO
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January 24, 2019
NHCO offers FREE Tax Preparation Are you lower to moderate income? You might be able to get your taxes done for free! North Hills Community Outreach is once again offering FREE tax preparation for low-income individuals through the United Way Free Tax Prep program. You are eligible if you live alone and your annual income […]

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New Quaker Valley high school one of superintendent’s priorities
January 24, 2019
Roughly 100 days into the job, Quaker Valley School District Superintendent Tammy Andreyko has identified her priorities to move the district forward. On Jan. 23, in front of a crowd of about 100 parents, students and community leaders gathered at Quaker Valley Middle School, Andreyko shared how she spent her

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Sewickley Academy girls basketball team hopes to rebound after close loss to section leader
January 24, 2019
After nearly knocking off Section 1-1A leader Rochester on Tuesday, the Sewickley Academy girls basketball team returns to action Thursday at 7 p.m. against Quigley Catholic at the Events Center. The Panthers (8-3, 5-2) had won five straight before the 49-48 loss to the Rams (13-3, 8-0). Sewickley Academy defeated

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Albino raccoon makes regular Aleppo appearance
January 24, 2019
An albino raccoon shows up nearly every day at Cathy Baloga's home. The creature started coming around when the Aleppo resident fed birds in the afternoon. Now, she says, his favorite treat is a sandwich. Warden Matt Kramer of the Pennsylvania Game Commission said albinism -- a group of inherited

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Jan. 24
January 24, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Thandamp;#173;e United States is renowned for haandamp;#173;ving one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world, and learning how it works can be useful in case you ever need to file a lawsuit, defend yourself in court, claim damages from the government or even pay a traffic

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Remember when Pennsylvania faced a natural gas shortage?
January 24, 2019
In the news this week 98 years ago: andamp;#8226; The local Woman's Club reviewed the 1920 Sewickley Survey, which recommended consolidating the boroughs of Sewickley, Edgeworth and Osborne. The plan had gained enthusiastic support from club members. An editorial warned local politicians that andquot;the ladies all have votes now, and

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Sewickley Valley Historical Society to air new documentary in honor of Black History Month
January 24, 2019
Sewickley Valley Historical Society will present andquot;Wendell Freeland: A Quiet Soldier,andquot; beginning at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Old Sewickley Post Office. This new documentary film, directed by Billy Jackson, tells the story of Wendell Freeland -- Tuskegee Airman, civil rights attorney and powerful advocate for the poor and

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Clearview Federal Credit Union SweetJazz Music Series returns
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January 23, 2019
It’s time again to spend your cold winter nights enjoying great music at Sweetwater’s annual Clearview Federal Credit Union SweetJazz Music Series.  Enjoy amazing talent each Friday in an intimate night club setting. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres served at intermission add to this great night out that you won’t want to miss. Get your […]

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Aid is available for federal employees in Sewickley area
January 23, 2019
North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) is available to assist federal employees living in the agency's service area who are furloughed or working without pay. A nonprofit serving families facing crisis, hardship and poverty, NHCO serves nearly 50 communities in northern Allegheny County -- including Aleppo, Bell Acres, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Glen

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Quaker Valley wrestling in mix for section title
January 23, 2019
The Quaker Valley wrestling team will challenge for the Section 2-AA championship Wednesday with a pair of matches at Freedom High School. The Quakers and Keystone Oaks come out of the 2B subsection. QV will face host Freedom, and Keystone Oaks will take on Laurel. Both semifinal matches are set

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Miss Cheddar – Animal Friends’ Pet of the Week
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January 23, 2019
Miss Cheddar is a young, mixed breed rabbit who found her way to Animal Friends when her previous owner could no longer care for her. As a younger bunny, she will benefit from continued human interaction and opportunities to socialize in her new home as she continues to come out of her shell. If you […]

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3 masters to speak at Artist Guild
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January 23, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7pm at the Sewickley United Methodist Church Join us for the newly-formed Artist Guild, which is open to ALL working artists and craftsmen.  Our mission is to foster a networking forum to celebrate diversity and to link artists to each other and to the community. Hear from three internationally recognized […]

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Sewickley Academy’s Refugee Awareness Club (RAC) presents the Sundance award-winning film This Is Home
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January 23, 2019
Sewickley Academy’s Senior School Refugee Awareness Club (RAC) presents the Sundance award-winning film, This Is Home, in partnership with Hello Neighbor on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Gregg Theater. This is Home tells the story of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and beginning to rebuild their lives. The film […]

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Library’s Winter Reading Program Returns
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January 23, 2019
Why let summer reading have all the fun? The Sewickley Public Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program returns this season and runs from January 22 – March 22nd. The program works like the Summer Reading Program for adults in which readers have a chance to log the minutes they read to be entered to win a […]

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Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: John DelVecchio
January 23, 2019
John DelVecchio School: Sewickley Academy Sports: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Nate Ridgeway and Isiah Warfield usually combine to make the biggest headlines for No. 2-ranked Sewickley Academy boys basketball, but players like John DelVecchio have recently stepped into larger roles for the team. DelVecchio scored 13 points in

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Jan. 23
January 23, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Just a reminder that andquot;Designing for Success: An Evening With the Superintendentandquot; is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Quaker Valley Middle School. It will be Tammy Andreyko's first opportunity to engage directly with the Quaker Valley community about the work she has been leading and her priorities for

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Get healthy with ‘Walk with a Doc’ program at Sewickley Valley YMCA
January 23, 2019
Heritage Valley Health System has partnered with Walk With A Doc to help residents take a step toward better health. A 10-minute health talk from a Heritage Valley physician will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Sewickley Valley YMCA, followed by an hour-long walk around the YMCA's indoor

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Cole Musser
January 22, 2019
Cole Musser School: Quaker Valley Sport: Hockey Class: Senior Claim to fame: Cole Musser has been paired with new linemates, and the trio has had an instant chemistry. Musser's three assists in a win over Shaler occurred in a six-minute period, and he has nine points in his last five

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Quaker Valley boys basketball back in action hoping to bounce back from losses
January 22, 2019
A full week has passed since the Quaker Valley boys basketball team suffered a close loss to Section 2-4A leader Ambridge. The Quakers will have a chance to return to the win column Tuesday at home against section foe Beaver Area. The game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Sewickley council addresses business tax concerns
January 22, 2019
About 60 percent of Sewickley's businesses have been paying their business privilege taxes. But more than 100 are currently delinquent, according to councilman Hendrik van der Vaart. Last summer, council hired turnKey Taxes, a tax software firm based in Pittsburgh, to help identify and collect delinquent business privilege taxes. Revenues

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Jan. 22
January 22, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Have a little one who's just about ready for school Head to the Preschool/Kindergarten Open House for Parents event tomorrow from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sewickley Public Library. Representatives from preschools, childcare centers and kindergartens in the Quaker Valley area will be available to answer questions

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Cyber dangers to be addressed at Sewickley Academy program
January 22, 2019
Phillip Little, educational outreach specialist from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, will provide an overview of the social media young people are using today and share tips on how to help children navigate it safely and responsibly from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Parents and educators play a critical

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Jan. 21
January 21, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Happy Monday morning! A local shop is offering a way to better your balance while supporting families going through tough times. Revitalize - A Sewickley Wellness Centre, at 432 Green St., is selling genuine bamboo walking sticks for $20. All proceeds go to Christopher's Kitchen, a nonprofit dedicated

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Allegheny Land Trust protects 2,500 acres in 25 years
January 21, 2019
Brian Jensen has been hiking at Sewickley Heights park for nearly 30 years. But, it wasn't until about five years ago that he got to Barberry Road and realized he could keep going. The trail -- which he later found out was on the Allegheny Land Trust's protected property, Audubon

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Quaker Valley wrestling crowns one champ, finishes with five medalists at Allegheny County Tournament
January 20, 2019
The Quaker Valley wrestling team finished seventh Saturday at the Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel High School. The Quakers scored five medalists, including a champion and two second-place finishes. John Rocco Kazalas, seeded first at 145, rolled to the championship match with two falls in a combined 1 minute,

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Hot chocolate and juicy films on a cold day!
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January 20, 2019
The Tull Family Theater opens this afternoon with The Favourite (2 p.m. for the first show), Green Book  (1:30 p.m. for the first show) and Rivendale hot chocolate with marshmallows! Tickets and showtimes at www.thetullfamilytheater.org. Safe travels and, wherever you are, stay warm!

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‘Breakfast Club’ launched for families with young children
January 20, 2019
andquot;The Breakfast Clubandquot; is a new program at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Sewickley, for families with young children. The purpose is to help facilitate connections and provide a space to talk about relevant topics to families. The entire family is invited for a light breakfast together, beginning at 9 a.m.

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Jan. 19, 2019
January 19, 2019
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Sewickley MJT Properties LLC sold property at 716-718 Maple Lane to Pine Road Investments LLC for $328,500. Riverstone Property Solutions LLC sold property at 907 Nevin Ave. to Joy Johnson for $360,000. Leet Keith Reabe sold property at 151 Kenney Drive

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Jan. 19
January 19, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Is there anything better than curling up next to a fire with a good book when the weather is nasty Registration is open for Sewickley Public Library's Adult Winter Reading program, which launches Tuesday. Participants will set their own goals of reading minutes between Jan. 22 and March

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Women’s Club meetings planned
January 19, 2019
Woman's Club of Sewickley Valley meetings are held at the Edgeworth Club and begin with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The cost of lunch is $9 to $13. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. and is free to all. The Feb. 11 theme will be andquot;Dixie Doc,andquot; a celebration of Dixieland

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Celebrate the different cultures in our community during Taste of SA on Saturday, Jan. 26
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January 18, 2019
Sewickley Academy’s annual Taste of SA is an event dedicated to promoting awareness about different cultures within our community. The Student Diversity Leadership Club (SDLC) and various cultural clubs will host an evening of cultural performances and food for their fellow students, parents, supporters, and members of the community. The Taste of SA is on […]

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Quaker Valley wrestlers hope to make their mark this weekend at county tournament
January 18, 2019
The Quaker Valley wrestling team hopes to carry over several wrestlers to Saturday's action at the Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel High School. Wrestling began Friday at noon and concludes at 6 p.m. through the quarterfinals. The tournament resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with the semifinals. The consolation semifinal

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Discussion on the importance of local government
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January 18, 2019
SHAPE kicks off 2019 with a January 24 event that will emphasize the importance of local government. While citizens are all very focused on what is happening in Washington, there is much that occurs locally that impacts everyday lives. To better understand the types and significance of decisions being made at the local level, SHAPE […]

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Winter Blast has been postponed due to impending weather.
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January 18, 2019
Due to impending weather, the Sewickley Valley YMCA has decided for the safety of participants and staff to postpone the Family Fun Winter Blast on Saturday, January 19.  We know that everyone was looking forward to this fun event and will reschedule for another date in the future. The Y will be open during regular […]

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Jan. 18
January 18, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Heads up: the Sewickley Valley YMCA's Family Fun Winter Blast originally scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to expected inclement weather. Look for the Y to reschedule the event, which will include a bounce house, hamster ball, obstacle course, face painting, family swim and lots of other

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Canney remembered for helping to launch Sewickley soccer
January 18, 2019
Terry Canney thought nothing of it when his mother began organizing youth soccer teams in the Sewickley area more than 40 years ago. andquot;She was a very good coach,andquot; said Canney, 50, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Helen Petroff Canney, who led the formation of Sewickley Area Soccer in 1977,

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Quaker Valley wrestling team caps section slate with victory
January 17, 2019
The Quaker Valley wrestling team upended Avonworth 45-36 on Wednesday behind bonus-point victories from JR Kazalas (145), Mason Diemert (152), Justin Richey (120) and Conner Redinger (132). The Quakers also picked up four forfeit wins. QV finished its Class AA, Section 2B slate 4-1 and has qualified for next week's

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Sewickley Academy athlete of the week: Isiah Warfield
January 17, 2019
Isiah Warfield School: Sewickley Academy Sport: Basketball Class: Junior Claim to fame: Isiah Warfield fills up the stat sheet just about every game. The junior guard often records double-doubles and comes close to triple-doubles, but a recent game was unique in the way he took over the court with 42

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Jan. 17
January 17, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! The weekend is in sight! Maybe you're thinking of staying in and cooking a nice, veggie-heavy meal If so, stop by the Winter Farmer's Market Saturday at St. James from 9:30 a.m. to noon for fresh local winter vegetables and more. The church is located at 200 Walnut

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Urban Plunge gives college students first-hand look at poverty
January 17, 2019
Though Kacie Shannon has volunteered in soup kitchens, she has never been the one standing in line waiting to be served. To better understand the lives of those who rely on such services, Shannon, 18, of Franklin Park, and 11 of her peers recently spent two nights in a homeless

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‘Owl Prowl’ coming to Sewickley’s Audobon Greenway
January 17, 2019
An after-dark andquot;Owl Prowlandquot; will be held at Sewickley's Audubon Greenway Conservation Area off of Magee Road starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. National Aviary ornithologist Bob Mulvihill will lead the nature walk to listen and look for owls. Equipped with a call device to coax owls closer to the

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Animal Friends Pet of the Week: Kay
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January 16, 2019
This gorgeous gal is Kay! She is a loving, 2-year-old girl who was brought to Animal Friends as a stray. Kay gets along well with other felines and may enjoy sharing her new family with another cat. While she can be a little shy with new people, she warms up nicely as she builds trust. […]

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Sewickley Academy presents ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’
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January 16, 2019
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer, and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything […]

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Tull bringing new workout studio to Sewickley
January 16, 2019
Ramp 'N' Rize, a low-impact workout studio, announced plans today to launch its flagship location in Sewickley. Beginning in March, the Beaver Street studio will offer workouts for full-body conditioning to clients in a group setting and personal training sessions. andquot;My family and I fell in love with Sewickley well

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Danny Conlan
January 16, 2019
Danny Conlan School: Quaker Valley Sport: Basketball Class: Senior Claim to fame: If a game comes down to the last possession, Danny Conlan wants the ball in his hands. It's hard to argue with Conlan who recently became the 11th basketball player in Quaker Valley history to score 1,000 career

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Jan. 16
January 16, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Happy Wednesday! We're telling you about this one a little early just in case you need to get a sitter lined up. Christ Church at Grove Farm is hosting the popular comedian couple Jay and Laura Laffoon for the Ultimate Date Night Feb. 1, at its site, 249

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Glenfield requests quote for Sewickley police services
January 16, 2019
The intersection of Beaver Street and Ohio River Boulevard, near the Sewickley Speakeasy, isn't technically part of Sewickley Borough. But if a car accident occurs there, Sewickley police might respond. In fact, borough police officers have responded to calls all the way to Interstate 79, according to Police Chief Richard

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Sewickley Academy falls short against rival OLSH
January 15, 2019
One down, three to go Our Lady of the Sacred Heart freshman Jake DiMichele scored 21 points and senior Daren DiMichele added 20 in Tuesday night's 77-69 victory over Sewickley Academy in what could be the first of multiple matchups between the Section 3-2A rivals. The two teams met four

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Quaker Valley boys drop 2nd straight section matchup
January 15, 2019
Aaron Hilzendeger racked up a game-high 32 points Tuesday night. However, it was one point he missed that stood out most for him in a 72-67 double-overtime win at Quaker Valley in a WPIAL Section 2-4A showdown. Trailing, 50-48, with 6.4 seconds left in regulation, Hilzendeger missed the first of

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Fundraiser planned for Sewickley police officer recovering from leukemia
January 15, 2019
Officer Mark Smilek is not one to complain. andquot;I never hear him be negative at all,andquot; said Leo DiCesare of his fellow Sewickley officer. andquot;You never hear him say he's tired. He's always upbeat and very confident that he's going to put this behind him.andquot; For Smilek, it's all about

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Fern Hollow Nature Center offers new adult series – Animals You Didn’t Know You Loved
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January 15, 2019
Join Fern Hollow Nature Center for our first program in our new adult programming series, Animals You Didn’t Know You Loved. Julia Schwierking, an environmental educator at FHNC and an expert on all things bugs, will kick off the series on Jan. 23 from 7-9 p.m. with “Tarigrades and Tequila.” The evening will include microscopes, […]

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‘The Favourite’ to open Friday at The Tull Family Theater
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January 15, 2019
“The Favourite,” a favorite this awards season, offers an intriguing look at the time of Queen Anne as the leader of a new entity called Great Britain. The film opens on Friday at The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley. Olivia Colman, who already has won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the Queen, […]

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Jan. 15
January 15, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Registration is open for Sewickley Academy's 32nd auction, andquot;Unmask the Possibilities: The Red and Black Masquerade Ball.andquot; The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, at Allegheny Country Club, 250 County Club Road, Sewickley. The auction serves as one of the primary fundraising initiatives for

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100 days in, Quaker Valley superintendent to meet with community
January 15, 2019
Tammy Andreyko has spent roughly 100 days on the job as superintendent of the Quaker Valley School District. On Jan. 23, she plans to share with the community what she's learned thus far and outline her priorities for the district in the coming months. andquot;Designing for Success: An Evening with

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Community members find common ground at interfaith event
January 14, 2019
More than 120 people from various faiths broke bread together in the Simpson Room at Sewickley United Methodist Church Jan. 13. andquot;I think we should do this six times a year,andquot; said Tanya Bielski-Braham of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh . andquot;I think once you start eating with people, you

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Quaker Valley student leads public piano initiative
January 14, 2019
A recent trip to the Canadian city of Montreal, where pianos have occupied public spaces since 2012, inspired Sewickley resident Hudson Colletti to bring a piece of the tradition to his own community. With support from his father, Patrick, and Explore Sewickley, Hudson, an eighth-grader at Quaker Valley Middle School,

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Sewickley Library filled with XOXO
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January 14, 2019
How has someone been kind to you? What are some things that make you mad? What do you do with those feelings? This past Saturday, visitors at the Sewickley Public Library were asked to explore powerful feelings like sadness, anger, happiness and joy during the XOXO: Project on Love and Forgiveness pop-up exhibition. The traveling […]

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Jan. 14
January 14, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Good Monday morning! It's a jam-packed week in the Quaker Valley School District! Today starts kindergarten registration. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, be sure to schedule your Kindergarten Roundup appointment. For more, click here. The school board

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Author James Charlesworth to hold event at Penguin Bookshop
January 13, 2019
Author James Charlesworth will present his first novel, andquot;The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill,andquot; from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Penguin Bookshop. Charlesworth, the recipient of a Martin Dibner Fellowship from the Maine Community Foundation, is a Pennsylvania native. To be released Jan. 15, the literary suspense novel

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Library hosts nature center program
January 12, 2019
Sewickley Public Library will host family story time at the Ohio Township Nature Center from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 14. The program will include stories, songs and crafts for the entire family. Online registration closes at 9 p.m. Jan. 13. After that, all registrations must take place by phone

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Jan. 12
January 12, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Interested in helping your fellow man and getting a little light cardio at the same time North Hills Community Outreach is seeking volunteers to shovel snow for seniors in northern Allegheny County. Keeping driveways and sidewalks safe is especially important for our older residents. To get involved, contact

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Jan. 11, 2019
January 11, 2019
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Aleppo William Kastroll trustee sold property at 775 Redgate Road to Masonic Villages Grand Lodge Pennsylvani for $635,000. Dolores Sewchok sold property at 608 Sewickley Heights Drive to Deborah and Norman Meanor for $150,000. Bell Acres Estate of Ralph Steele sold

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Jan. 11
January 11, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Did you know the Harmonists didn't mark their own graves because they believed themselves equal in death as in life Located at the corner of Church and 11th streets in Ambridge, the Harmonist Cemetery has only three headstones, and those are for hired workers of the Harmony Society.

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Cranberry board will decide Sewickley appeals
January 11, 2019
Sewickley property owners who believe the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act has been incorrectly interpreted will now have their appeals heard by a board in Cranberry. When Sewickley left the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) at the end of the year, the borough lost its membership in the organization's construction

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New season of environmental talks kicks off at Sewickley Library
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January 10, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library welcomed back Ed Schroth for his popular environmental degradation talks on Wednesday nights. Mr. Schroth, who taught environmental sciences in the Quaker Valley School District and Duquesne University, focused January’s talk on “Tracking Climate Change with the Help of Henry David Thoreau.” Providing examples of data recorded by Thoreau in his […]

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Conversations that Connect: Social Media 101
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January 10, 2019
Mr. Phillip Little, Educational Outreach Specialist from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, will provide an overview of the social media young people are using today and share tips on how to help children navigate it safely and responsibly. The media is replete with stories about kids experiencing harassment, bullying, and predatory targeting in the cyber […]

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One injured in morning crash near Sewickley Bridge
January 10, 2019
At least one person was injured during a rush-hour crash this morning near the Sewickley Bridge. According to Moon Township Police Chief Greg Seaman, three vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred just before 9 a.m. on Route 51, in the area of Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority. Seaman said

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Remember When: 1984
January 10, 2019
In the news this week 35 years ago:The new president of Bell Acres Council, Charles D. Kulbacki, announced new procedures for public input and participation in council meetings. andquot;We'll announce any major topic to be discussed, anything to be voted on and anything of major consequence,andquot; Kulbacki said. The public

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Sewickley Academy community remembers former administrator
January 10, 2019
Joyce Ferris was small in stature, but she made a big difference in the lives of students and faculty at Sewickley Academy and beyond during her decades in education. Ferris, who served as the head of the senior school at Sewickley Academy from 1992 through 2004, died Dec. 30. She

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Designing for Success: An Evening with the Superintendent
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January 9, 2019
Join Quaker Valley Superintendent Dr. Tammy Andreyko at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 for “Designing for Success: An Evening with the Superintendent.” Dr. Andreyko will outline her priorities for Quaker Valley School District. This will be her first opportunity to engage directly with the Quaker Valley community about the work she has been leading and […]

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Sewickley native Peter Matthew Smith feels ‘Pittsburgh pride’ when performing in ‘Hamilton’
January 9, 2019
Peter Matthew Smith feels right at home as he takes the stage at the Benedum Center each night to perform as King George III in the electrifying hit show andquot;Hamilton.andquot; Sure, audiences across the country applaud when George -- who serves as somewhat of a comedic relief in the show

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Men’s Club to host Fort Pitt educator
January 9, 2019
Senior Men's Club of the Sewickley Valley YMCA will welcome Kathleen Lugarich, education manager of the Fort Pitt Museum, during their Jan. 18 meeting. Beginning at 10 a.m., Lugarich will discuss Pittsburgh's origins by exploring the conflict over the forks of the Ohio River between the British, French and Native

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Sewickley church headed to March for Life in D.C.
January 8, 2019
Local churches, including St. James and St. Mary, will sponsor activities in support of the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., to be held Jan. 18. A bus leaving St. James that morning will take marchers to the event. A few spots are still available. For information or

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Jan. 9
January 8, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Welcoming Everyone, a group seeking to bring together people of different backgrounds and beliefs in the Quaker Valley area, along with the Beth Samuel Jewish Center is hosting an interfaith program to reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy this Sunday at 3 p.m. The event, to be

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Sewickley Library offers free digital magazines
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January 8, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library announced expanded access to it’s collection of online magazines. Allegheny County library card holders now have access to an all-new, revamped version of magazines from OverDrive. Available through an app or via your web browser, library users can access 50 popular magazine titles to check out digitally on their devices simply by using their […]

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Sweetwater announces Sweet Jazz lineup
January 8, 2019
Sweetwater Center for the Arts has announced the lineup for its annual Clearview Federal Credit Union SweetJazz Music Series, happening from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday nights in February and March. Performers include:Feb. 1 - Tania andamp;amp; Jeff Grubbs Quartet. Love songs that tug at the heart.Feb. 8 - Roger

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Sweetwater announces Sweet Jazz lineup
January 8, 2019
Sweetwater Center for the Arts has announced the lineup for its annual Clearview Federal Credit Union SweetJazz Music Series, happening from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday nights in February and March. Performers include:Feb. 1 - Tania andamp;amp; Jeff Grubbs Quartet. Love songs that tug at the heart.Feb. 8 - Roger

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Sweetwater announces Sweet Jazz lineup
January 8, 2019
Sweetwater Center for the Arts has announced the lineup for its annual Clearview Federal Credit Union SweetJazz Music Series, happening from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday nights in February and March. Performers include:Feb. 1 - Tania andamp;amp; Jeff Grubbs Quartet. Love songs that tug at the heart.Feb. 8 - Roger

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Jan. 8
January 8, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Looking to participate in a fun activity for a good cause this weekend On Saturday, Sweetwater Center for the Arts is sponsoring two wet clay open studio sessions in support of an Empty Bowls fundraising event, hosted by Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Anyone

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Golden Film: Green Book to open at The Tull Family Theater
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January 7, 2019
Green Book (PG-13), the winningest film at the Golden Globes, snatched three statues and positions itself for the upcoming Oscars. The film based on a life story will open at The Tull Family Theater on Friday, Jan. 11. Critics have praised the interplay between Mahershala Ali, in the role of Jamaican-American classical pianist Don Shirley, […]

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Quaker Valley Kindergarten registration begins Jan. 14
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January 7, 2019
Quaker Valley will begin online registration for kindergarten on Monday, January 14. Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019? If so, be sure to get them registered for Kindergarten Roundup! Quaker Valley’s Kindergarten Roundup will take place February 19-22. This year, QV is accepting registrations […]

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Children’s Museum brings exhibit to Sewickley Library
January 7, 2019
The Sewickley Public Library will host andquot;XOXO: Project on Love and Forgiveness,andquot; an exhibit of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12. The exhibit was created four years ago to help participants consider what makes us sad, mad and happy, and think about love

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Jan. 7
January 7, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Looking for a fun excuse to get the family out of the house on a winter Monday morning Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the Ohio Township Nature Center today from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The event will feature stories, songs and crafts for

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COG could offer more services despite Sewickley departure
January 7, 2019
Despite operating with decreased revenue, due, in part, to Sewickley's recent departure, a Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) official believes municipalities in the intergovernmental network shouldn't see a decrease in services, which include waste collection purchasing arrangements and block grant administration. andquot;Paradoxically, Sewickley leaving has triggered off a chain

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Quaker Valley to collect books for local children
January 5, 2019
The Quaker Valley School District and their HSA/PTAs are supporting The BookStop program, a project of the Western Pennsylvania Early Literacy Team, which encourages school districts to collect new or gently used books for distribution to children in the community at various neighborhood sites. After a successful launch last year,

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Hello, Sewickley! Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Jan. 5
January 5, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Calling all curious minds. The Sewickley Query Club has two meetings this month, the first coming up on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the upstairs Community Room of the Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St. Topics to be discussed include genetic engineering with Steve Houghton and

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Family Fun Winter Blast
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January 4, 2019
Join us for Winter Blast, an evening of activities for the family at the Y! Enjoy the bounce house, giant hamster ball, obstacle course, face painting, and family swim in our Large and Warm Water Pools. Basketball will be available in our CV Gym for older siblings. The Y will provide a small snack. A […]

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Aleppo offering Christmas tree recycling
January 4, 2019
Residents of Aleppo can place their Christmas trees on the curb for pickup by 9 a.m. Jan. 7. All decorations must be removed as the trees will be placed in a chipper. Trees that aren't on the curb by 9 a.m. Jan. 7 will be picked up by Waste Management

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Aleppo offering Christmas tree recycling
January 4, 2019
Residents of Aleppo can place their Christmas trees on the curb for pickup by 9 a.m. Jan. 7. All decorations must be removed as the trees will be placed in a chipper. Trees that aren't on the curb by 9 a.m. Jan. 7 will be picked up by Waste Management

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Aleppo offering Christmas tree recycling
January 4, 2019
Residents of Aleppo can place their Christmas trees on the curb for pickup by 9 a.m. Jan. 7. All decorations must be removed as the trees will be placed in a chipper. Trees that aren't on the curb by 9 a.m. Jan. 7 will be picked up by Waste Management

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for the week of Jan. 4, 2019
January 4, 2019
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Aleppo Margaret McCahon sold property at Leetwood Ave. to Fleuger L.P. for $33,440 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $57,684). John Miller sold property at 801 Timber Lane to Lyudmila Hyman for $225,000. Leetsdale Aaron Wharton sold property at

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Jan. 10
January 4, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Do you have some ideas about how to bring more people to the town you know and love Explore Sewickley -- a nonprofit focused on promoting the commercial business district -- is seeking energetic, forward-thinking people to serve on the board, which is expanding this year. An informational

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Sewickley area Girl Scouts gear up for cookie sales
January 4, 2019
Fans of Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs can rejoice as Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) launch the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season. While many are fans of decadent desserts, they may not know where their money goes when they buy a box of the signature cookies. andquot;For our Girl Scouts,

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Sleep in a homeless shelter? Pittsburgh-area students say ‘yes’
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January 3, 2019
College students take ‘Urban Plunge’ to learn about poverty in Pittsburgh  WHO:          13 Pittsburgh-area college students, including Kacie Shannon, 18, of Sewickley  WHAT:        Will take a 48-hour “urban plunge” to have a first-hand look at urban poverty in Pittsburgh WHEN:        Jan. 7-9, 2019 MORE:         The students will bring sleeping bags and stay […]

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Sweetwater to host reception for futurist ‘Times End’ installation
January 3, 2019
Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, will host an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17 for Times End, an installation that offers futurist views for our society, culture and planet. As our world evolves, we see changes that inspire awe and fear in what is to come.

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Remember when Sewickley pioneered kindergarten programs?
January 3, 2019
In the news this week 96 years ago: andamp;#8226; House Rep. Albert Johnson was scheduled to speak in the Sewickley School auditorium this week. Congressman Johnson was then the chairman of the House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization. andamp;#8226; Herald reporters brought to readers' attention a pamphlet published in 1880

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Recycle your Christmas trees until Jan. 19 in Sewickley
January 3, 2019
People who live in Sewickley can place their Christmas trees between the curb and the sidewalk for recycling on street-sweeping days. The trees will be picked up until Jan. 19. Participants should make sure lights, tinsel and decorations are removed from the trees. Wreaths won't be recycled.

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Quaker Valley athlete of the week: Isabel Huang
January 3, 2019
Isabel Huang School: Quaker Valley Sport: Swimming Class: Freshman Claim to fame: Isabel Huang's bucket list is short on items, but high on hopes. She entered the season wanting to break a school record and qualify for the WPIAL and PIAA meets. Huang has done the first two in the

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Hello, Sewickley! Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Jan. 3
January 3, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! Did you know the Sewickley Valley YMCA collects items for local nonprofits every month In January, the Y is collecting gloves and scarves for adults and children in the Mooncrest After School program. The program is run by the Felician Sisters and provides a safe and secure place

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Hello, Sewickley! Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Jan. 2
January 2, 2019
Hello, Sewickley! New year, new look! Each day of the week, Hello, Sewickley! will feature a different image from around town. If you have a shot you'd like to see here, send it our way! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are diving into 2019 with energy and enthusiasm

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State Rep. Valerie Gaydos takes oath to represent 44th District
January 2, 2019
State Rep. Valerie Gaydos, R-Allegheny, was officially sworn into office Jan. 1, marking the beginning of her first term representing the 44th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. After winning a tight race in the May primary, Gaydos, a Sewickley native who lives in Aleppo, beat Democrat Michele

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Vice opens Friday, Jan. 4 at The Tull Family Theater
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January 1, 2019
Vice, the biopic looking at the ground broken by Dick Cheney during the George W. Bush administration, is nominated for six Golden Globes and has earned kudos from critics for acting by Christian Bale, Steve Carrel and Sam Rockwell, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missour, last […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse closing at The Tull Family Theater on Thursday, Jan. 3
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January 1, 2019
Golden Globes will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 6, and the world will learn if Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is among the winners! With the dazzling animated picture closing at The Tull Family Theater on Thursday, Jan. 3, there are only a few more days to judge for yourself if it’s a winner! Tickets and […]

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Tickets on sale for Quaker Valley Middle School musical ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’
December 31, 2018
Quaker Valley Middle School students will be performing the musical andquot;Mary Poppins Jr.andquot; on Jan. 18 and 19. Based on the classic 1964 movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the updated Broadway show was created in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh by Oscar-winning andquot;Downtown Abbeyandquot; screenwriter Julian Fellowes. He

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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 area real estate transactions for week of Dec. 28, 2018
December 28, 2018
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Leet Michael Rosselle sold property at 44 Plum St. to Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee for $2,525. Leetsdale Nancy Seth sold property at 101 Victory Lane to Marlex Properties LLC for $40,500 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $90,630).

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Looking back at the people, places and events that made news in 2018 in the Sewickley Valley
December 28, 2018
Tick. Tick. Tick. Time goes by, second by second. Minutes turn into hours, then days. Mornings, afternoons, evenings -- some better than others. The cycle is infinite, constant, yet always changing. Days turn into weeks that become months and after 12 of them, we complete a year and celebrate. The

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Quaker Valley alum earns graduate degree from Harvard
December 27, 2018
Jacklyn (Jackie) Marie Persuit, a 2009 graduate of Quaker Valley High School and 2013 graduate of Boston University, has earned her master's degree in mathematics for teaching from Harvard University. Jackie has been teaching math at Needham High School since 2013. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Remember When: 1969
December 27, 2018
In the news this week 49 years ago: andamp;#8226; County Commissioner Thomas J. Foerster spoke with Glenfield residents who were being displaced by the construction of Interstate 279 and promised to work on getting federal assistance for their plight. Following the meeting, Foerster requested meetings with the Federal Bureau of

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Expect roving patrols, sobriety checkpoints between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1
December 27, 2018
The West Hills DUI Task Force will have roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1 in the region. Officers from Avalon, Bellevue, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Crescent, Edgeworth, Findlay, Kennedy, Leetsdale, Moon, North Fayette, Ohio Township, Robinson, and Sewickley, will be taking part in the operations.

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Sidney Crosby painting nets $10K for Officer Brian Shaw scholarship
December 26, 2018
A Sewickley family spent $10,000 to win an auction for an autographed portrait of Penguins star Sidney Crosby, and the proceeds will go toward a scholarship honoring slain New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw. andquot;I can't even wrap my brain around it -- $10,000 for a painting. I would have

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‘Hamilton’ gives Sewickley-area residents a chance to see one of their own
December 26, 2018
The Broadway hit andquot;Hamiltonandquot; opens Jan. 1 for a 31-performance run in Pittsburgh. For people in the Sewickley Valley, the show offers a chance to see one of their own, Peter Matthew Smith, in a starring role. Smith, 41, is a Sewickley native and 1995 Quaker Valley High School alumnus

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Enjoy Sewickley’s Light Up Night all over again with this encore presentation
December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas! After you celebrate the reason for the season and unwrap all of your goodies, relax by revisiting how we kicked off the holiday season -- with Sewickley's annual Light Up Night.

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It’s time to watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ as our countdown concludes
December 23, 2018
On this, the eve of Christmas Eve, the Tull Family Theater has a few seats left for its 11:30 a.m. showing of the classic holiday movie andquot;It's a Wonderful Lifeandquot; and there's an encore showing at 11:30 a.m. Christmas Eve. It's a great way to mark the season in Sewickley.

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Sewickley Library closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
December 22, 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 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Children's programs andamp;#8226; The library will be showing the movie andquot;Snow

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There are only three days until Christmas
December 22, 2018
Countdowns are always fun. While adults may dispute this because the to-do list remains long before Christmas Day, for children this is the point where the excitement builds. And ready-or-not, there are now but three sleeps until Christmas!

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Dec. 22
December 22, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! will be taking a short hiatus through Jan. 1, but we do have a special gift we'd like to give our readers. On Christmas Day, we'll be re-airing our live coverage from Sewickley Light Up night! All the performances, interviews and merriment will be available for view on

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Zen Center of Pittsburgh in Bell Acres
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December 21, 2018
Zen Center of Pittsburgh   The Zen Center of Pittsburgh is a Soto Zen Buddhist Temple and community center founded in 1999. The Zen Center serves the community by offering regular services, daily meditation and monthly and annual Zen meditation intensive retreats, as well as yoga and tai chi and periodic workshops and seminars. We […]

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Practically perfect holiday weekend: Mary Poppins Returns, Low-Sensory Screening & live music performance
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December 21, 2018
Special events will be happening Saturday and Sunday with Mary Poppins Returns, playing at the nonprofit Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley. The film, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be featured in a low-sensory screening on Saturday, Dec. 22, at  11 a.m. This screening will offer one of the season’s most anticipated […]

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Michael Paul Smith, creator of fictional town based on his native Sewickley, dead at 67
December 21, 2018
Michael Paul Smith, a Sewickley native and artist who became famous online for his trompe l'oeil photography, died November 19 at age 67 in Reading, Mass. His death was announced on his Flickr page with a cheery, andquot;I've moved to Elgin Park!andquot; Elgin Park was the fictional mid-20th-century town Smith

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Leetsdale holds property taxes steady
December 21, 2018
Leetsdale residents will pay the same in property taxes next year after council approved the borough's 2019 budget. The $2.8 million plan holds the tax rate at 10 mills, 8 of which are funneled to the general spending plan and 2 mills dedicated to road reconstruction and other infrastructure work,

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Dec. 21
December 21, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! While this time of year often makes most people think of those less fortunate, some organizations are dedicated to helping them all year long. Colleen McKerley of Light of Life Rescue Mission will speak to the Senior Men's Club at the Sewickley Valley YMCA this morning to share

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With 4 days until Christmas, it’s rainy and feels like spring
December 21, 2018
If the rain were snow, it would feel like Christmas in Sewickley. But with daytime highs in the 40s, it feels more like spring. As our countdown continues, here are photos of Christmastime 2018 from Wolcott Park on Broad Street in Sewickley. When you go to sleep tonight, remember there

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Successful Sewickley Academy grads help kids from Youth Places in Pittsburgh
December 21, 2018
A pair of Silicon Valley executives who are alums of Sewickley Academy recently hosted a andquot;Shark Tankandquot; style business pitch competition in Pittsburgh. Silicon Valley executives and Weirton, W.Va. natives Vijay Chattha, founder and CEO of VSC and Alex Alpert, founder and CEO of Shyft, are both graduates of Sewickley

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Dec. 20, 2018
December 20, 2018
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Aleppo Timothy Perrott sold property at 314 Weber Road to Timothy Perrott and Janet Miller for $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $168,891). Bell Acres Michael Bummer sold property at 505 Hamilton Drive Ext. to Brian Carey and

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As it is now, Christmas was the big story 99 years ago this week in Sewickley
December 20, 2018
In the news this week 99 years ago: andamp;#8226; andquot;Christmas is at hand, and the spirit of it is uppermost in the minds, and hearts, of all of us, outweighing in importance all the big questions, national, community or personal which make so much stronger claims on our attention the

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Dec. 20
December 20, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! The folks over at The Tull Family Theater know for families and children impacted by autism and other special needs, going to the movies can be overwhelming. To allow anyone with sensory sensitivities to enjoy the show, the Walnut Street theater is hosting an inclusive, low-sensory screening of

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Are you finished shopping yet? There’s still time to find the perfect gifts in Sewickley
December 20, 2018
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (or not). Despite the balmy-for-December temperature outside, soon it will be Christmas Day. But there's still time to shop in Sewickley's business district, where there are plenty of Sewickley- and Pittsburgh-themed gifts to be had. Read Tawnya Panizzi's roundup of some of

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Incoming state Rep. Valerie Gaydos has firm roots in the Sewickley Valley
December 20, 2018
Amazon was offered several billion dollars in incentives to move its second headquarters to Pittsburgh. Still, it said andquot;No thanks!andquot; Instead the online retail giant selected New York City and Arlington, Va. for its new hubs. Valerie Gaydos, 51, of Aleppo, points to this as the perfect example of why

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