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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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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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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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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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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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Beverly McQuone selected as Woman of the Year
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remember When: 1983
March 14, 2019
In the news this week 36 years ago:

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Dec. 19
December 19, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Our neighbors over at Animal Friends have several holiday-themed events happening at 562 Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township. On Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., join them for their annual Cookie Walk, returning this year in delicious fashion. Follow your nose to pick out the perfect assortment

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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? The dream has come true 5 times since 1970
December 19, 2018
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas It's not looking like it's going to come true this year, but that's the norm and not the exception in the Pittsburgh area, according to the National Weather Service's offices in Moon. The last five white Christmases were in 2017, 2002, 1995, 1993

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Dec. 18
December 18, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Looking to go walking in a Winter Wonderland Depending on the forecast, that could be just what awaits those who attend the Allegheny Land Trust's Starlight Stroll from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Strollers will enjoy the opportunity to explore one of our local greenspaces after dark. The

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Don’t panic, but there’s only a week until Christmas
December 18, 2018
It's crunch time in our Christmas countdown. With a week until Christmas, there are gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, errands to run, lines to try to wait patiently in... it's enough to be overwhelming at times. But it's also exciting, because, well, there's only a week until Christmas. Enjoy

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Sewickley residents to revive Christmas luminaria tradition
December 18, 2018
A group of Sewickley residents, led by Councilman John Dunn, is seeking volunteers to help distribute thousands of holiday luminaria kits around the borough on Christmas Eve. The luminaria will line the streets of Sewickley for the entire evening and into Christmas morning. Dunn said he and other residents aim

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Dec. 17
December 17, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Are you thinking to yourself, andquot;Oh my gosh, Christmas is next week and I still need to shopandquot; Would sipping a refreshing adult beverage help take the edge off Do both at Spoiled Chics andquot;A Very Merry Limoncello Niteandquot; happening this Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Attendees

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Residents call on Sewickley council to address concerns about steep driveway
December 17, 2018
To a passerby, it looks like a steep driveway. But to residents who live on Hopkins and Hill streets in Sewickley, the driveway raises safety concerns and other issues. These residents came to Sewickley council Dec. 11 to again speak out about the driveway at 550 Hopkins St. that leads

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Turn a manic Monday into a magical one by watching ‘The Princess Bride’
December 17, 2018
For those who don't have to work today, the Tull Family Theater is offering up a fun yule tide treat with a noon showing of andquot;The Princess Bride.andquot; It's a fun way to spend an afternoon, if you have the time. Info is available here. When you go to sleep

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Today is the next-to-last ‘Sunday in the Village’
December 16, 2018
It's time for some kettle corn and more. Today is the next-to-last andquot;Sunday in the Villageandquot; promotion sponsored by Explore Sewickley and the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce. That means there are free carriage rides, Santa's in the Wolcott Park gazebo and there are brunch-themed food trucks in the village

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Heritage Valley earns reaccreditation in nuclear cardiology
December 15, 2018
Heritage Valley Heart and Vascular Center has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear Cardiology. The accreditation was first earned in 2015 and has been awarded again as the Heart and Vascular Center continues to demonstrate ongoing commitment to providing quality patient

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Dec. 15
December 15, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Looking to take a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle. Why not take in a show Today is your last chance to see andquot;Wit,andquot; the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama being staged by the Iron Horse Theatre Company. The play is directed by Tom Mirth and features

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Have you checked out the Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad yet this holiday season?
December 15, 2018
As our Christmas countdown continues, today is a great day to make the short trip north to Ambridge to the Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad at 1225 Merchant St. The group's annual holiday shows started after Thanksgiving and runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information,

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Dec. 14
December 14, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Looking for an easy way to check something off your holiday to-do list Stop by The Christmas Wrap happening at North Way Christian Community's Sewickley Valley Ministry Center, 801 Beaver St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. The festive event will feature gift-wrapping stations, crafts and reindeer

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Cookies are one of the sweetest things about Christmas
December 14, 2018
One of the sweetest parts of Christmas is the cookies, and the smell of them baking in an oven. But given the busy lives many of us now lead, finding the time to bake is a challenge. The folks at the Sewickley United Methodist Church have us covered. The church's

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Sewickley council makes moves to fill void left by manager’s retirement
December 14, 2018
As the search for a new municipal manager continues in Sewickley, council members have named an interim manager and hired an administrative assistant to replace Patty Flaherty, who is retiring in January. The interim manager, Dick Hadley, is a consultant for the Pittsburgh-based firm Public Partners that Sewickley council hired

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Sewickley-area real estate transactions for week of Dec. 13, 2018
December 13, 2018
Here are the latest Sewickley-area real estate transactions: Aleppo Ira Ewing estate et al. sold property at Leetwood Ave. to Fleuger L.P. for $8,360. Paul Schmidt sold property at 600 Redgate Road to Nalcom Partners L.P. for $248,000. Michael Stanford sold property at 96 Shady Lake Drive to Nicholas Stanford

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Shearer’s Kettle Corn is a holiday tradition in Sewickley
December 13, 2018
The sound and scent of popcorn popping joined the usual noise of traffic Thursday morning in Wolcott Park in Sewickley. It could only mean one thing: Thomas Shearer was making a fresh batch of Shearer's Kettle Corn. As he has for the past 20 years, the Hopewell man -- a

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New ordinance will create 60 more parking spaces in Sewickley
December 13, 2018
Sixty paid parking spaces will be added on three streets as the Sewickley Parking Authority continues to address the borough's long-standing parking issues. On Dec. 11, Sewickley council passed an ordinance that authorizes the Sewickley Parking Authority to create 60 paid parking spaces on Thorn, Little and Beaver streets. The

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As our countdown continues, here’s to the birds of Christmas
December 13, 2018
We're at the point in our countdown to Christmas that's for the birds -- literally. There are 12 sleeps until Christmas and it brings to mind the classic carol andquot;The Twelve Days of Christmasandquot; which features birds. A lot of them. A partridge, two turtle doves, three French hens, four

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In a 1932 austerity measure, Sewickley council sought less-elaborate Christmas decorations
December 13, 2018
In the news this week 86 years ago: andamp;#8226; The Herald's editors congratulated Edgeworth resident J. Twing Brooks (1884-1956) on his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a Democrat, an unusual turn of events noted in the paper. andquot;The extremely gratifying popular vote he received in this

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Sewickley Academy students work with dancer from Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 12, 2018
Sewickley Academy students received a special holiday treat Wednesday as a performer from the Hip Hop Nutcracker stopped by to teach some dance moves to a group of seventh- and eighth-graders. Brandon Ron, 24, a Hawaii native currently residing in Los Angeles, plays a piece of chocolate in the show,

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Dec. 12
December 12, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! What pairs with a nice dark stout Stories about spiders, of course! As part of its Animals You Didn't Know You Loved series, Fern Hollow Nature Center is hosting andquot;Spiders andamp;amp; Stoutandquot; from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening. Guests will learn about the world of spiders while

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It’s time for even procrastinators to start counting down to Christmas
December 12, 2018
We started our Christmas countdown on Black Friday, and then, it seemed like Christmas was something we were looking forward to, but we had plenty of time to get everything done to make the holiday bright. Now, it's time to get it in gear. Procrastinators, it's time to realize there

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Sewickley resident treats Baden students to trip to Clay Cafe
December 12, 2018
Sewickley resident Chad O'Brien has made it his mission to make the holidays even brighter for some area children. Thanks to his efforts, 50 students from State Street Elementary in Baden enjoyed a day making plates at the Clay Cafe in Sewickley to gift to their loved ones. The event

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Leet taxes will increase in 2019
December 11, 2018
Leet residents will see a one-mill property tax increase in 2019. Supervisors approved the $1.5 million budget that includes a 1 mill tax hike that brings the township's levy to 7.7 mills. The owner of a home assessed at $100,000 will pay an extra $100, or $770, up from $670.

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Dec. 11
December 11, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! If you like your history with a little local flavor, come to the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable meeting tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Edgeworth Elementary School for a lecture titled andquot;Southwest Pennsylvania African-Americans in the Civil Warandquot; with Karen Fisher Younger. Younger, chair of the

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For those who can’t wrap gifts, here’s a Sewickley Valley solution
December 11, 2018
As our countdown continues, here's another anecdote. I'm terrible at wrapping gifts. My problems started at birth, I suppose, because I'm left-handed, and that gets to the heart of my struggles. Back when I was a kid (and I'm not that old) lefties were given old, dull andquot;left-handedandquot; scissors that

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Looking for Sewickley-themed Christmas gifts? Take a stroll along Beaver Street
December 11, 2018
Shoppers seeking Sewickley-themed gifts to place under the tree this holiday season don't have to look further than Beaver Street. A short jaunt in either direction provides a slew of Pittsburgh-themed presents, and many that keenly represent the 15143. At Tapas Inspired Handworks, 350 Beaver Ave., visitors are surrounded by

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Sewickley’s Cochran Hose Company’s unique siren featured on NPR’s ‘Good Question’
December 10, 2018
Anyone who's been in Sewickley when a fire call comes in to the town's volunteer fire department, the Cochran Hose Company, remembers it. If you happen to be walking on Chestnut Street near the fire station when the alarm sounds, the bbbbrrrrroooonnnggg!, bbbbrrrrroooonnnggg! of the alert can be bone-rattling. Our

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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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A reminder that ’tis the season to give as our Christmas countdown continues
December 10, 2018
It's clichandamp;#233;d to say andquot;it's better to give than to receive.andquot; But it's an overused phrase because it's proven to be true and during this season it's important that we remember to support our local charities and nonprofits that help those less fortunate as they work to brighten everyone's holidays.

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Dec. 10
December 10, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! If you're anything like me, you just can't get enough holiday music. There's something special about hearing those classics in the car, in stores, anywhere! The Sewickley Music Cub also is celebrating andquot;The Most Wonderful Time of the Yearandquot; with a performance by Pittsburgh jazz legend The Benny

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There are plenty of festive, faith-based events scheduled in the Sewickley Valley
December 9, 2018
For those who attend church, today is the second Sunday in Advent, the time of preparation before Christmas. As our countdown continues, here is a roundup of faith-based events today and in the days to come: andamp;#8226; There will be carol sing and refreshments after the 10:30 a.m. service Dec.

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Check out what’s happening at the Sewickley Public Library
December 9, 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. Children's programs andamp;#8226; A dance party for toddlers and preschoolers will be held from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. every Thursday. andamp;#8226; A block party

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Let’s be civil during the bustle of this Christmas season
December 8, 2018
As our Christmas countdown continues, here's a holiday story for you: It involves parking, and in the five months I've been working in Sewickley, I know parking is something people enjoy talking -- or more accurately, complaining about. It happened Thursday night in Beaver, where my boys were performing in

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Dec. 8
December 8, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! As part of its ongoing Holiday mART, Sweetwater Center for the Arts is inviting all kids to come visit with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. today. Professional photographer Heidi Monterrubio of Heidi Lee Portraits will be there to take complimentary photos. All ages are welcome. Holiday mART,

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Luna Bridal boutique in Sewickley is moving, but not far
December 7, 2018
Luna Boutique is moving. But not very far. The Sewickley building the bridal boutique is currently located in at 616 Beaver. St. has been sold and owner of the shop Erin Szymanski was asked to vacate the space by Jan. 5, despite having a year remaining on the lease to

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Dec. 7
December 7, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Do you love to read Do you also love adorable, sweet, lovable dogs Then does the Sewickley Public Library ever have an event for you! On Sunday, the library is inviting kids in grades kindergarten through five to come pick out a picture book, snuggle up and read

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New Heritage Valley ConvenientCare clinic opens in Aliquippa
December 7, 2018
Heritage Valley Health System, which operates the hospital in Sewickley and medical offices including a ConvenientCare clinic in Edgeworth has opened a new clinic in Aliquippa, according to a news release. The ConvenientCare clinic, located in the Aliquippa Shopping Center, 2719 Brodhead Road, is the ninth walk-in clinic operated by

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Sewickley’s parking pay stations updated to fix card-reader glitch
December 7, 2018
Defective card readers in Sewickley's parking pay stations that have caused headaches, and in some cases tickets, for those who had problems with them, have been fixed, Sewickley Parking Authority Chairman Richard Webb said. The credit and debit card readers in all 41 of Sewickley's parking machines were replaced in

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Luminaria are a Christmas tradition in the Sewickley Valley
December 7, 2018
As our Christmas countdown continues, today is a good time to remind everyone that the Boy Scouts from Sewickley Troop 243 are selling luminaria kits for the holiday season. Each kit contains 10 five-inch candles, 10 white paper bags and a bag of sand. The price is $12 per kit.

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Sewickley’s Cocothé among top spots for foodies, according to OpenTable
December 6, 2018
Another Sewickley restaurant has landed on a best-of list recently released by the restaurant booking app OpenTable. The casual/elegant eatery Cocothandamp;#233;, 545 Beaver St., featuring Executive Chef Dave DeVoss' creations is among the restaurants on a list of restaurants recommended for foodies that was compiled by crunching OpenTable's user data

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Dec. 6, 2018
December 6, 2018
Aleppo Leanne Ford Shaffer sold property at 910 Glen Mitchell Road to Edward Ryan Laginess for $240,000. Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Bell Acres Gail Marie Bucuren sold property at 1737 Big Sewickley Creek Road to Sean Lewis and Kathryn Emily Frederick for $177,000. Edgeworth Estate

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Here are some recipes to spread holiday cheer as our Christmas countdown continues
December 6, 2018
The holiday season means it's time to plan parties and entertain friends and family at gatherings around the yule log. Here are a few recipes the folks at the American spirits manufacturer Brown-Forman emailed that we thought we'd share: Sparkling Holiday Punch -- A bubbly and festive addition to all

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Quaker Valley Joint Schools Board approved building additions 60 years ago this week
December 6, 2018
In the news this week 60 years ago: andamp;#8226; The Quaker Valley Joint Schools Board approved a plan for additions to both the junior and senior high school buildings. The board awaited state approval of their plan before architects could begin preparing blueprints for the construction bidding process. andamp;#8226; An

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St. James robotics league is burgeoning as championships loom at Sewickley Academy
December 6, 2018
Sewickley's St. James School's FIRST LEGO League's teams are doing well in competition as they compete in their second season. The school has three teams, plus is starting a FIRST LEGO League Jr. team for fourth graders. One of the teams won third place Nov. 3 at the Sewickley Academy

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Dec. 6
December 6, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! It might not be baseball weather outside but attendees of tomorrow's Senior Men's Club meeting can enjoy a morning talking about the beloved national pastime. The club will welcome former Pirates manager Jim Leyland at their meeting at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. Coffee and donuts will be served

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Oakmont taps Sewickley retiree as interim manager
December 5, 2018
Recently retired Sewickley Borough Manager Kevin Flannery is serving as Oakmont's interim manager. Flannery is helping Oakmont as its searches for a new borough manager and finalizes its 2019 budget. Flannery, of Ambridge, started Nov. 27 and plans to serve through the end of January. andquot;I think it's a great

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Dec. 13
December 5, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Have you heard of Tyrion Pittister His story is hard to forget. The pit bull is a survivor of a dogfighting ring, which is why his face and body are so badly scarred. Hello Bully, a Pittsburgh nonprofit, brought him here from Georgia, and today, he's enjoying life

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Sewickley extends leaf collection until Dec. 14 as our Christmas countdown continues
December 5, 2018
We're back. Those who've been paying attention may have noticed that we missed Tuesday in our Christmas Countdown, but we're back with good news for those who live in Sewickley. Leaf collection has been extended until Dec. 14, as those who have signed up for the borough's Savvy Citizen program

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Penguin Bookshop to host launch of book by Sewickley father, son
December 4, 2018
A father and son who teamed up to write a book about the joys of being a caregiver will be launching the book at 7 tonight at the Penguin Bookshop, 417 Beaver St., Sewickley. George Shannon still lives in Sewickley, and his son Chad Patrick lives in Pittsburgh. They teamed

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Dec. 4
December 4, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! It's only Tuesday but it's never to soon to start making weekend plans -- and let's not forget that kids aren't the only ones who like meeting Santa. Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township, will host Pet Photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 4

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Leet residents invited to celebrate township’s 150th anniversary
December 4, 2018
Leet Township will celebrate 150 years in 2019 with events throughout the year. From movies in the park to community day to the gazebo holiday lighting, Manager Betsy Rengers said residents can celebrate their township's history with events each month. Staff and volunteers are in the process of confirming details.

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Couple with ties to Sewickley had personal connection to George H.W. Bush
December 4, 2018
Ligonier resident Joe Byers vividly recalls the only time he'd ever seen his late father weep. It was during a phone call offering condolences for his mother's death in 1984. The caller Then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. andquot;My father was working at the time in Washington, D.C., in GOP fundraising

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Sewickley Heights among road improvement grant recipients
December 3, 2018
Sewickley Heights is among four municipalities selected to receive grant funding totaling $364,000 for road improvement projects. The Allegheny County Conservation District's Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road program annually funds projects across Allegheny County to reduce erosion and stormwater impacts. In Sewickley Heights Borough, $145,000 will be used to

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Stop and just enjoy the season as our Christmas countdown continues
December 3, 2018
It's a merry Monday in Sewickley, and our calendar is empty today. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing, considering the busy holiday weekend we all enjoyed. It's important to remember to take time to relax from the hustle and bustle and just enjoy a quiet day. It's also a

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Dec. 3
December 3, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! -- What a festive weekend in our community! Between Light Up Night, The Santa Parade, Santa at the Station, and Christmas at the Village at Old Economy Village, there was no shortage of holiday cheer. If you attended any of the events, we want to hear all about

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Leet police warn of vehicle break-ins
December 3, 2018
Leet Township police have issued an alert about vehicle break-ins and are urging residents to follow tips to thwart crime. andquot;It seems that almost annually, out of nowhere, strings of vehicle break-ins occur throughout the area,andquot; police wrote on their Facebook page. andquot;Unfortunately we can not be everywhere at once.andquot;

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Sewickley-based nonprofit aims to support the arts, preserve woman’s legacy
December 3, 2018
Not long after her daughter, Tess Senay Raynovich, tragically passed away in October 2012, Nancy Kirkwood's friends helped her start a memorial fund. Raynovich, who was 20, cared most about art and the earth, so Kirkwood didn't have a hard time deciding where the money would eventually go. Several thousand

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Santa touring Leet on Dec. 15
December 3, 2018
Santa will be making an early stop in Leet next week. The jolly old soul will join members of the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department to make his rounds through the township. Residents can look for Santa on the fire engine beginning at 3 p.m. Dec. 15. His trip will

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As Advent begins, the reason for the season is evident at churches in Sewickley
December 2, 2018
It's the first Sunday of Advent, the spiritual time of preparation for Christmas, and that means the churches in Sewickley are ready to celebrate the reason for the season and for our Jewish neighbors, sundown tonight also marks the start of Chanukah. At St. James Catholic Church, 200 Walnut St.,

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‘A Cat Lady Christmas’ program set for Dec. 12 at Sewickley Public Library
December 2, 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. Children's programs andamp;#8226; A dance party for toddlers and preschoolers will be held from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. every Thursday. andamp;#8226; A block party

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Photo Gallery: Sewickley Santa Parade
December 1, 2018
Mild weather meant a great crowd for the Sewickley Santa Parade Dec. 1. Members of local fire departments, marching bands and dance groups made their way down Beaver Street before Santa himself made his appearance atop a Cochran Hose Company fire truck.

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No tax increase in proposed 2019 Edgeworth budget
December 1, 2018
Edgeworth is considering a balanced budget for 2019 with no property tax increases. The proposed $2.8 million budget reflects a slight increase in 2018's spending plan. Borough Manager John Schwend attributes that to additional revenue to the borough from a 2.7 percent increase in assessed value in property and a

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It’s finally December as our Christmas Countdown continues
December 1, 2018
There were no humbugs to be had Friday night at Light Up night, and the weather cooperated as people filled the streets to celebrate Christmas in Sewickley. There's more fun to be had Saturday at the Santa parade, and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p..m. at the Bell Acres Fire

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Dec. 1
December 1, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! We hope you had a great time at Light Up Night last night! Let's keep the holiday fun going with a few events happening around town this weekend. The Sewickley Santa Parade is taking place today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Quaker

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People from near and far celebrate the season at Sewickley’s Light Up night
November 30, 2018
It's a wonderful town. That's the consensus from the thousands of people who filled the streets of Sewickley on Nov. 30 for the annual Light Up night festivities that help kick off the Christmas season. andquot;I love it,andquot; Alison Benge said. She's new to Sewickley and was enjoying her first

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Sewickley police investigating attempted thefts reported Thursday
November 30, 2018
Expect an increased police presence in downtown Sewickley throughout the holiday season. That's always been the borough police department's mission -- even before word spread through town Thursday that there were two andquot;attempted robberiesandquot; at Beaver Street businesses. That news was spread by an email blast sent out by Explore

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Hello, Sewickley! Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Nov. 30
November 30, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! -- It's Light Up Night! That magical night when the Sewickley community comes together for an evening of holiday merriment is finally here. The Herald staff will be out in full force, so be sure to say hello if you see us out and about or stop by

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Light Up night in Sewickley means there are 25 days until Christmas
November 30, 2018
It's here! Today is Sewickley's Light Up night, the official kick-off to the holiday season. For a roundup of the tonight's events, click here. Also be sure to look for Sewickley Herald staffers around and about during the festivities. It's also time to say goodbye to November and get ready

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The clock is ticking to mail those Christmas cards and packages
November 30, 2018
It's the busiest time of year for the people who come to your door or the end of your driveway each day, rain or shine, to deliver the mail. They include Sewickley-based postal carrier Kenny Mauras Marrero, whom the Sewickley Herald caught up with Wednesday on Logan Street in Sewickley,

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Project to improve Route 65 traffic flow completed in Sewickley
November 30, 2018
A project to improve traffic signal timing at three different intersections in Sewickley is complete, according to borough officials and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The state provided half of the funding for the effort through its Green Light-Go program. Sewickley council President Jeff Neff said in an email

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Nov. 29, 2018
November 29, 2018
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Leetsdale Donald Hubsch sold property at 64 Ohio River Blvd. to Karl and Emily Roser for $9,000. Real estate transactions provided by RealSTATs. Contact RealSTATs at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

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Two attempted robberies at Beaver Street businesses reported to police
November 29, 2018
Sewickley police have been notified about two attempted robberies Thursday at businesses on Beaver Street, according to an email sent out by Explore Sewickley. A man in his mid-30s wearing a black jacket with a red hooded sweatshirt who was riding a bicycle attempted the robberies at Fun Buy the

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Nov. 29
November 29, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! We're just one day away from Light Up Night, and we want to see your photos of all the fun! Visit our homepage, click Submit Your Story, and upload your photos and videos from the evening. Until then, there's plenty to keep you busy: -- Does an evening

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Are you ready for Light Up night in Sewickley? It’s Friday night
November 29, 2018
It's the day before Light Up Night in Sewickley as our Christmas countdown continues. Light Up Night starts at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through 9 p.m. There will be music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculptures and an ice carving competition and fireworks at 8 p.m. Food trucks and

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Quaker Valley board approves final land purchase for new high school
November 28, 2018
Replacing its nearly-95-year-old high school has long been part of Quaker Valley School District's plans for the future. Those plans are one step closer to reality after the Nov. 27 school board meeting where the board approved purchase of the final parcel of property needed to build a new school.

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No tax increase in proposed 2019 Aleppo budget
November 28, 2018
Aleppo Township is considering a balanced budget for 2019 with no increase to its property taxes. The proposed $1.5 million budget reflects a slight decrease in last year's spending plan. Township Manager Gwen Patterson said that's because the township does not plan on having any road paving projects in 2019.

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Leet Township to light up Ambridge Avenue Park for the holidays
November 28, 2018
As our Christmas countdown continues, our attention turns to Leet Township, where at 7 p.m. tonight there will be a holiday celebration and light up night at the Ambridge Avenue Park, 198 Ambridge Ave. The gazebo and a tree will be lit to begin the Christmas season, music will be

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Nov. 28
November 27, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Happy mid-week! This time of year, there are many ways to shop for a cause, and tomorrow night, Penguin Bookshop at 417 Beaver St. is giving you a great way to do just that. From 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, the shop will host an open house

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Holiday serenade at Quaker Village in Leetsdale
November 27, 2018
Shoppers at the Quaker Village Giant Eagle in Leetsdale were treated to festive music Monday night, Nov. 26, as sung by Salvation Army bell ringer Paul McDaniels of Aliquippa, who sang as he solicited donations for the Salvation Army's annual red kettle drive.

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Nov. 27
November 27, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Sewickley Public Library has two special events happening tomorrow -- one aimed at elementary age kids looking to unwind and another for students who simply love to say andquot;awwwww.andquot; Spa Make 'n' Take for grades 2 to 5 will be held Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Have

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Sweetwater’s Holiday mART opens today in Sewickley as our Christmas countdown continues
November 27, 2018
For those who didn't attend the Sweetwater Center for the Arts annual Holiday mART kickoff on Saturday, today's the day you can see what's for sale at the annual pop-up boutique that features artisan gifts including a selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art, children's gifts and more.

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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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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Nov. 26
November 26, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! After some shoppers got a glimpse of the offerings at a special preview party over the weekend, Sweetwater Center for the Arts' annual Holiday mART pop-up boutique will be open to all starting tomorrow. The 12 days of Holiday mART feature a variety of artisan gifts from local

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It’s Cyber Monday and it’s also one day closer to Christmas in Sewickley
November 26, 2018
It's Cyber Monday, and while it can be fun and convenient to shop online, it's also nice to enjoy the sights and sounds of Sewickley most any day of the week by shopping in the village business district. Today's also the perfect day to have a warm beverage at one

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Sundays are about faith in the Sewickley Valley as our Christmas countdown continues
November 25, 2018
Our Christmas countdown continues and now it's Sunday and time to rest. It's also a good time to remember the reason for the season at one of Sewickley's many churches. Here's a listing of faith-based groups that have services and activities in the coming weeks.: Beth Samuel Jewish Center The

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Nov. 24
November 24, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Did all that pie you ate over the last few days fail to satisfy your sweet tooth Check out andquot;The Chocolate Boutiqueandquot; coming up Monday at the Edgeworth Club. The event, presented by Tracy McCoy and sponsored by the Woman's Club of Sewickley Valley, starts with an optional

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Sewickley’s Light Up night features a night full of events, food on Nov. 30
November 24, 2018
The 2018 edition of Sewickley's Light Up Night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30. The evening features a fireworks show, two stages of live music and dance acts and at least 15 different food trucks. This year larger-than-life ice sculptures designed by artist Rich Bubin will be

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Sewickley’s the best place to celebrate for Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2018
Our countdown to Christmas continues and today it's Small Business Saturday and Sewickley's the best place to celebrate. Here's a directory of the Sewickley area shops and eateries from our friends at the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce: http://www.sewickleychamberofcommerce.org/directory.html Tonight's also the kickoff of the Sweetwater Center for the Arts'

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Quaker Valley Concert Choir to kick off annual county holiday music series
November 23, 2018
The Quaker Valley High School Concert Choir will kick off the 51st annual Allegheny County Holiday Music Program with a performance at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 on the grand staircase of the courthouse, 436 Grant St., Pittsburgh. Performances will be held each weekday through Dec. 20. There will be twenty-nine

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Nov. 23
November 23, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Here's hoping all that tryptophan is out of your system because you'll need your energy for the next few days of shopping! With Black Friday today and Small Business Saturday tomorrow, there are sure to be plenty of great deals in town. Start crossing off those Christmas lists

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Sewickley council to vote on revised parking ordinance next month
November 23, 2018
Over the past few months, Sewickley Parking Authority Chairman Richard Webb has made multiple requests to increase the number of paid parking spaces in Zone 2, the area surrounding Sewickley's business district. Since September, the authority has made monthly permit spaces available at the Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital garage, in

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It’s time start counting down to Christmas in the Sewickley Valley
November 23, 2018
It's time to count down to Christmas, and in the Sewickley Valley there's nary a day between now and Dec. 25 that we don't have something to do to prepare for this, the most wonderful time of the year. Avoid the crowded malls and box stores today and visit the

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In 1943, it was time to clean up your victory garden
November 22, 2018
In the news this week 75 years ago: andamp;#8226; The Sewickley Victory Garden Committee reminded all victory gardeners to clean up their plots by December 1. The Office of Civilian Defense, the government agency coordinating the victory gardening effort, received complaints that many plots were not cleaned up following the

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Public bench donated in honor of late Sewickley resident
November 22, 2018
Sewickley officials have accepted the donation of a public bench in memory of former Sewickley resident Tess Senay Raynovich, who passed away six years ago in a car accident. Raynovich was 20 years old at the time of her death. The bench, which will go at the corner of Broad

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Sweetwater will be closed Thursday and Friday, but Holiday mART is Saturday
November 21, 2018
The Sweetwater Center for the Arts will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving. Sweetwater will re-open on Saturday evening for the Holiday mART preview party, and be closed again Sunday and Monday (Nov. 25 and 26). This is the 23rd year of the Holiday mART and the preview

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Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at St. James in Sewickley
November 21, 2018
Do you lack plans for Thanksgiving or have nowhere to go for dinner The members of St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley have that taken care of. The church, located at 200 Walnut St. in Sewickley, will have a free Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. For

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Burn off that Thanksgiving meal at Sewickley’s annual Turkey Trot
November 21, 2018
Runners will have a chance to burn off the extra calories of the Thanksgiving meal before the food is in the oven Thursday. The Sewickley Turkey Trot 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. at War Memorial Park. Proceeds from the race, sponsored by Heritage Valley Health System, benefit the Faith in

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New St. Paul Lutheran Church pastor looks forward to meeting Sewickley’s people
November 21, 2018
The new pastor at Sewickley's century-old St. Paul Lutheran Church is excited to get to know the community. The Rev. Ryan Kobert, 31, gave his first sermon to the congregation of about 80 on Nov. 11. The young pastor of four years will be moving himself, his wife, Cindy, and

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Nov. 21
November 21, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Is andquot;The Sound of Musicandquot; one of your favorite things If so, warm up those vocal cords and come to the annual andquot;The Sound of Music Sing-Alongandquot; at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at The Tull Family Theater. More details about this crowd favorite are here. Also coming up

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Veteran gets diploma, becomes part of NA’s Class of 1962
November 21, 2018
It was a long time coming, but James Neal, 74, of Economy Borough finally got something he has waited decades for: His high school diploma. Neal did not graduate with his class at North Allegheny in 1962 because he dropped out of school after his junior year and joined the

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A note from Rachel, our Neighborhood News Network editor
November 20, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! I'm Rachel LaBar, editor of the Neighborhood News Network and its inaugural site - SewickleyHerald.com. Here at the Neighborhood News Network, we invite you to experience your neighborhood news like never before. At the new SewickleyHerald.com, we are able to deliver even more of the news and information

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Nov. 20, 2018
November 20, 2018
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Aleppo Elsie Murry sold property at Leetwood Ave. to Fleuger L.P. for $32,528 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $57,798). Estate of Laura Kelly sold property at Leetwood Ave. to Fleuger L.P. for $9,576. O. Bradley sold property at

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Expect roving patrols, sobriety checkpoints in Sewickley area this week
November 20, 2018
The West Hills DUI Task Force will have extra roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints during Thanksgiving week from Nov. 21 through the 25 in the area. Officers from Avalon, Bellevue, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Crescent, Edgeworth, Findlay, Kennedy, Leetsdale, Moon, North Fayette, Ohio Township, Robinson, and Sewickley, will be taking part in

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Nov. 20
November 20, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! How's your Thanksgiving planning coming along Are you already thinking of ways to unwind from all the hosting stress The Allegheny Land Trust is offering an andquot;Opt Outside! Starlight Strollandquot; Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. for anyone who might prefer to spend an evening in nature rather

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Vivo Kitchen in Sewickley scores big on OpenTable’s list of best Pittsburgh restaurants
November 19, 2018
A popular Sewickley restaurant is amonth the top-rated restaurants in the region, according to the dining reservation service OpenTable. Open Table plucked the ten locations in Western Pennsylvania that patrons scored the highest after grabbing a meal and Vivo Kitchen on Beaver Street made the list.

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TSA: Sewickley man had loaded handgun in bag at Pittsburgh airport
November 19, 2018
A Sewickley man was stopped Nov. 17 by Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport when they detected a loaded handgun in the man's carry-on bag. The man, whom authorities didn't immediately identify, was stopped at the checkpoint with the .380 caliber handgun, which was loaded with six bullets.

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Sewickley road paving work nears completion
November 19, 2018
Road work in Sewickley should wrap up before the end of the month, according to borough officials. In the spring, council agreed to hire the contractor, A. Liberoni of Plum, to pave sections of eight different roads, totaling more than 8,000 feet. The 2018 paving agreement includes Elwick Street from

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Nov. 19
November 19, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Happy Monday! Here's to another great week -- a week that includes a holiday, and what could be better than that -- Speaking of the holiday, no one should have to spend Thanksgiving alone. The St. James community welcomes all to the table at its annual free meal.

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Stop by the library during Sewickley’s Light Up night
November 18, 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 beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 through Thanksgiving Day. All ages Stop by the library during Sewickley's

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‘A Very Merry Sewickley’ brings traditions new and old
November 17, 2018
Starting after Thanksgiving, residents and visitors to Sewickley can enjoy a number of holiday events and attractions, including a Christmas tree lot and horse-drawn carriage rides every Sunday. Members of a planning committee shared information about the 2018 holiday season, which has been branded andquot;A Very Merry Sewickleyandquot; in an

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Nov. 22
November 17, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Happy Thanksgiving! We at SewickleyHerald.com hope you and yours have a day filled with love, laughter and, of course, lots of great food! -- Did you get up early and do the Turkey Trot 5K run/walk through town on this cold, cold morning Take any photos If so,

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Sewickley council moves to free up Broad Street parking spaces for holiday season
November 16, 2018
Holiday events and the Christmas shopping season have spurred Sewickley council to deny a request by a developer to extend a lease for eight Broad Street parking spaces that have been used since June as a construction staging area Sewickley Acquisition Associates initially approached the Borough of Sewickley in June

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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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Here’s what’s happening around town: Friday, Nov. 16
November 16, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! We made it to Friday! Here's hoping your week was a great one, and now you're ready to wind down and relax with some local fun over the next few days. -- Get into the Thanksgiving spirit by taking in a showing of the holiday classic andquot;Planes, Trains

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Sewickley area real estate transactions for week of Nov. 15, 2018
November 15, 2018
Here are the latest Sewickley area real estate transactions: Aleppo Alice Salem sold property at 118 Sewickley Ridge Circle to Michael and April Hopper for $310,750. Bell Acres Joan Pitts sold property at 657 Little Sewickley Creek Road to Kaylee and Paul Haggerty for $195,000. Edgeworth Gary Groom sold property

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Remember when World War I came to an end?
November 15, 2018
In the news this week 100 years ago: andamp;#8226; andquot;THE WORLD WAR IS OVER,andquot; an eloquent editorial read, andquot;and autocracy has received its death-blow. The thrones of the Central Empires have tottered to their fall, and the royal chair-warmers are endeavoring to hide themselves from the wrath of their deluded,

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November is the time to be aware of diabetes risk, Heritage Valley experts say
November 15, 2018
In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Heritage Valley Health System is encouraging Southwestern Pennsylvania residents to learn their risk for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes and to take preventive action in reducing the chances of developing the disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, 30.3 million Americans -- nearly

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Taxes going down slightly in Sewickley as council adopts 2019 budget
November 15, 2018
Come next year, Sewickley residents will see a decrease in their real estate taxes. At a Nov. 13 meeting, borough council voted to approve a 2019 budget that is supported by a real estate tax rate of 6.25 mills, down from this year's rate of 6.5 mills. According to budget

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Thursday, Nov. 15
November 15, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Can you believe Thanksgiving is just one week away If you need a break from organizing your grocery lists, check out these great events happening around town. -- Spoiled Chics at 350 Beaver St. is hosting Limoncello Nite this evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The homemade Limoncello

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Renowned landscape historian visits Wilpen Hall in Sewickley Heights
November 14, 2018
It was a blustery day last week when renowned landscape historian and author Judith Tankard toured Sewickley Heights' Wilpen Hall. If it were earlier in the year, Tankard would have seen a stunning array of dahlias, zinnias and peonies in every color of the rainbow. The home's elaborate four-tiered gardens

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Sewickley council hires firm to help with borough manager search
November 14, 2018
A Pittsburgh-based firm with a track record of helping municipalities deal with management vacancies was tapped to help Sewickley replaced borough manager Kevin Flannery, who retired Oct. 9. At its Nov. 13 meeting, Sewickley council approved a motion to hire the firm, Public Partners, that will also supply an interim

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Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘Wit’ opens in Ambridge on Nov. 30
November 14, 2018
Ambridge's Iron Horse Theatre Company will be staging andquot;Witandquot; a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson in November and December. The play is directed by Tom Mirth and features Amy Ellefson, Harley Allen, Tyrrelle Blakely, Sarah Brunner, Lydia Gibson, Kate Mihelarakis, Michele Morris-Donner, Scott Reinard, David Santiago and Joseph Sible.

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Wednesday, Nov. 14
November 14, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Looking for something fun to do this week Your community has you covered! -- Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Old Economy Village Find out at Mysteries of the Museum starting this evening at 6 p.m. Attendees can view artifacts in storage rarely seen by

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Heritage Valley’s Dr. Kathleen Osten honored as Everyday Hero
November 13, 2018
A family doctor from Cranberry who has an office in a practice in Edgeworth has been named November's Everyday Hero by the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. Kathleen Osten is part of Heritage Valley Medical Group's Associates in Family Medicine practice in Cranberry and Edgeworth. The medical society's Everyday Hero Award

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Sewickley building’s owners hope to make the best of a small space at 410 Beaver St.
November 13, 2018
When Brad and Diana Kauffman bought 410 Beaver Street in Sewickley they faced a big challenge: Think small. The tiny building there was once the Shafer floral shop, but it has been vacant for several years. The Kauffmans bought it with a big idea - to take the building down

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, Nov. 13
November 13, 2018
Hello, Sewickley! Happy Tuesday! Seems Old Man Winter is reminding us his season is just around the corner. We hope your commute this morning wasn't too dicey or if you're staying in today, that you're wearing your comfiest sweater and have a hot beverage nearby. We hope everyone had fun

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Monday, Nov. 12
November 12, 2018
Welcome to Hello, Sewickley! Here's your daily look at things to do in the Sewickley area today and in the upcoming weeks. If you'd like your group, club or organization's event to be featured in this column, please email your information to cpinto-smith@tribweb.com. Please include a daytime telephone number. --------

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Sewickley Academy Middle School to perform ‘Annie Jr.’
November 11, 2018
The Sewickley Academy Middle School will present andquot;Annie Jr.andquot; at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at Rea Auditorium. The play is a telling of the iconic story of Little Orphan Annie, who remains determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage

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‘Navigate the Cloud’ program set at Sewickley Public Library
November 11, 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 beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 through Thanksgiving Day. Children's programs andamp;#8226; A block party for newborns

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Sewickley Academy students eye world record for sports stacking
November 10, 2018
For the sixth consecutive year, Sewickley Academy students attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for andquot;Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.andquot; It was cup crazy on Nov. 8 around the world, as tens of thousands of participants took part in what Guinness World Records

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Here’s what’s happening around town: Saturday, Nov. 10
November 10, 2018
Welcome to Hello, Sewickley! Here's your daily look at things to do in the Sewickley area today and in the upcoming weeks. If you'd like your group, club or organization's event to be featured in this column, please email your information to cpinto-smith@tribweb.com. Please include a daytime telephone number. --------

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