Author: Stephanie Hacke


3 newcomers compete for 2 Quaker Valley seats
October 18, 2019
Three newcomers will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot seeking to fill two open, four-year seats in Quaker Valley School District’s Region 2, which encompasses Sewickley Borough.

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Sewickley Academy’s new Discovery Lab provides hands-on learning
October 14, 2019
Chunks of tomatoes, onions and cucumbers filled each student’s mat inside Sewickley Academy’s Lower School Discovery Lab.

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Tull program addresses aging and relationships
October 9, 2019
Imagine heading out to a speed dating event where 15 eligible bachelors or bachelorettes are waiting to meet you.

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Leet woman opens Sewickley CBD shop
October 7, 2019
When Holly Teegarden started using CBD, or cannabidiol, to combat her anxiety, she felt a natural calm that she didn’t know before.

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Savoring Sewickley in 20th year
October 3, 2019
It’s time to eat, drink and be merry as Savoring Sewickley returns for the 20th year to raise funds for the Sewickley Public Library.

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Quaker Valley alum releases jazz album
October 1, 2019
Zac Zinger was born into the world of jazz.

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Quaker Valley takes another step toward a new high school
September 27, 2019
Quaker Valley leaders say they’ve taken another critical step toward building a new high school on more than 150 acres of land the district purchased off Camp Meeting Road.

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Sewickley Academy student selected for international education
September 20, 2019
It was a dare from a friend at Sewickley Academy that led Ella Zhou to study abroad in India a year ago.

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Quaker Valley embraces new technology
September 16, 2019
Students sitting in social studies classes at Quaker Valley middle and high schools can take a virtual tour of the Golden Gate bridge from inside their classroom.

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Animal Friends’ newest pets brought north ahead of Hurricane Dorian
September 5, 2019
Sid, Banana and Mr. Peanut made their way from Charleston, S.C., to Pittsburgh to escape Hurricane Dorian’s anticipated path.

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Quaker Valley teacher trains other educators in Africa
September 5, 2019
Two years ago during a mission trip to Kenya, Stacy Tessaro saw first-hand some problems in Africa’s education system.

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Quaker Valley hires retired state trooper as police officer
September 3, 2019
David Watts was greeted with high fives and fist bumps as he made his way through the cafeteria at Quaker Valley Middle School.

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Sewickley Wiffle ball event honors Owen Galluzzo
August 26, 2019
Everyone loved Owen Galluzzo.

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Quaker Valley welcomes 3 new administrators
August 20, 2019
They come from drastically different backgrounds.

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Quaker Valley ready for new full-day kindergarten
August 12, 2019
Kindergartners in the Quaker Valley School District will have a full day of learning in 2019-20, with added time focused on art, music and physical education.

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Sewickley’s Tull theater seeking creative fare options for space
July 29, 2019
The Tull Family Theater wants restaurateurs to get creative when crafting ideas that would transform its 2,044-square-foot auxiliary space into a food and beverage venue.

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Wahlburgers opens 2nd Pittsburgh-area location in Robinson
July 23, 2019
It might have been the Wahlberg brothers’ name that drew people to the grand opening of the trio’s burger-centered restaurant Wahlburgers inside The Mall at Robinson.

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Veshio retires as Quaker Valley track coach
July 15, 2019
As a coach, Jerry Veshio encouraged his teams to focus on and improve one thing each week.

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Tull Family Theater hosts senior outreach program
June 27, 2019
Senior citizens can improve their life and health by letting their creative juices flow.

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Quaker Valley adopts formal policy on hiring of relatives
June 26, 2019
A new policy in the Quaker Valley School District still permits the district to hire family members of the school board and administration.

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Property taxes raised for Quaker Valley
June 25, 2019
Residents in Quaker Valley School District will be paying more in real estate taxes for the 2019-20 school year.

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‘Words can injure’ says Holocaust survivor
June 6, 2019
Shulamit Bastacky spent the majority of her first four years hidden in a dark cellar.

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10 girls, 10 years, 1 troop; Sewickley-area Girl Scouts graduate
May 28, 2019
For the last decade, 10 Sewickley area girls have stuck together through rain and snowstorms, backpacking trips and out-of-country adventures, always looking to help others.

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3 newcomers to vie for spots on Quaker Valley school board
May 22, 2019
Three newcomers seeking seats on the Quaker Valley school board will be on the ballot in November.

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Sewickley artist to display work in New Brighton
May 11, 2019
With the stroke of a brush, Sarah McGroarty preserves a bouquet of flowers for a lifetime.

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Quaker Valley board candidates name new high school as big issue
May 7, 2019
Sewickley Borough residents will have a choice May 21 of who they want to see represent them on the Quaker Valley School Board.

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Alba Tull, Ryan Shazier debut fitness facility in Sewickley
May 4, 2019
Innovative fitness studio Ramp ‘N’ Rize opened its doors in Sewickley on May 4 as owners rolled out the black carpet for a private gathering to showcase the new facility.

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Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy trained to ‘Stop the Bleed’
May 1, 2019
While most school days are routine, emergencies — such as a student cutting their finger in a cooking class, or a custodian being injured by a lawnmower — sometimes occur.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Herald honors Katie Rostek as Emerging Citizen
April 26, 2018
Katie Rostek likes to stay busy. She always is looking for ways to help people. She takes charge. And, she gets things done. Rostek, a

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100 years later, Leet-based Watson Institute remains focused on original mission
December 18, 2017
The Hurt family toured six special education facilities, trying to find a good fit for their son Emmett. As soon as they walked into The

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