Remember When: 1989

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 6:00 AM


In the news this week 30 years ago:

• Quaker Valley High School’s Prom theme was “Shades of Another Time.” Meghan O’Donnell was chosen as Prom Queen.

• Sewickley Valley Hospital broke ground on its South Wing project after an eight-month delay due to neighborhood opposition. The new building was scheduled to be completed in March 1991 at a cost of $27.8 million. Facilities were to include enlarged operating rooms, nuclear medicine technology and more space for short-stay patients.

• Floral artist Shirley Winkler was one of two featured lecturers during the Sewickley Valley Hospital Antiques Show and Sale. Winkler, a master of the Japanese floral art Ikebana, had previously lectured at Sweetwater Center for the Arts and the Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center (now Phipps Garden Center).

• The North Area YWCA announced its plan to change course away from a central location for programs and seminars and toward a service facility for 21 northern Allegheny County communities. The organization’s service area stretched from Franklin Park and Fox Chapel to Sewickley and Moon Township. The staff planned to create a social services directory for the area and match individuals based on their needs.

• Sewickley resident Ben Cammarata, 22, finished 19th in the Pittsburgh Marathon with a time of two hours, 34 minutes. It was his first marathon, his previous experience having been in short road races.