Author: Stephanie Hacke


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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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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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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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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‘It’s been the coolest ride’: Sewickley native relishes touring with ‘Hamilton’
December 10, 2018
Audiences across the country roar in applause as King George enters the stage in the hottest theatrical performance in decades: andquot;Hamilton.andquot; For Peter Matthew Smith, 41, a Sewickley native who plays George, the audience response is invigorating. andquot;It's the reason actors do this. It's instant gratification,andquot; he said. andquot;It fuels

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Sewickley Valley native Josh Green is set to become lieutenant governor of Hawaii
November 26, 2018
Josh Green fondly remembers his childhood walks to Edgeworth Elementary School, with the family dog often following behind. It was a safe neighborhood. His parents never had to worry. andquot;It was the most wonderful experience,andquot; he said. Green, 48, now the lieutenant governor-elect of Hawaii, says his years in Quaker

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Sewickley Valley artists band together to form guild based at Sweetwater
November 16, 2018
They came from all across Pittsburgh. Some are oil painters, others glass blowers, water colorists, quilters, art teachers or photographers. Nearly 50 artists of all levels, from amateur to professional, united in Sewickley on Nov. 12 to form the The Artist Guild at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Just three

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Stopping for school buses is ‘all about the safety of the student’ Quaker Valley officer says
October 21, 2018
Drivers beware: If the stop sign extends from the side of the school bus in front of you and the red lights on the bus begins to flash, you must stop. It's the law. If you don't, you'll face a hefty fine. Quaker Valley School District leaders are reminding drivers

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Edgeworth teen, a fierce competitor, is among top badminton athletes in the world
October 19, 2018
Katherine Valli felt energized, vindicated even, as she stepped off the badminton court at the Irish Para-Badminton International in June. She did it. The 4-foot 2-inch tall 15-year-old had beaten the competition and was taking home the bronze for the USA Para-Badminton team in short stature 6 singles and a

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Excitement builds as Quaker Valley homecoming court to be announced
October 5, 2018
There's a buzz in the air across the Quaker Valley School District, students say, as preparation is underway for the 2018 homecoming festivities. There's spirit week, a dance, pep rally and, of course, the game at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 when QV football takes on Beaver Area High School at

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New Quaker Valley superintendent ‘excited and nervous’ as school year begins
August 17, 2018
New Quaker Valley School District Superintendent Tammy Andreyko spent her first few days on the job doing the typical unpacking of boxes. Her focus, however,

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