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Edgeworth Farmer Wins Marathon!
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May 1, 2020
Pittsburgh’s first marathon was run 30 January 1909 and won by William T. Shannon, who worked on his father’s Edgeworth Lane dairy farm. On the morning of the race, rail cars carried runners and coaches to the 12:30 start in Rochester, Beaver County where an estimated 10,000 spectators had gathered. The course followed the Beaver […]

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Linbrook Woodlands’ Historic Burial Site
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April 24, 2020
“Out by the headwaters of the Big Sewickley Creek is a quaint old brick chapel or church known as Hopkins Chapel that is well worth a Sunday afternoon visit, both because it is a beautiful ride with plenty of different routes for the return trip, and because it is a place with a history…where the […]

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Bikes, Bloomers & Better Roads!
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April 16, 2020
Throughout the 1880s and 90s, cycling became a popular pastime. Area cycling clubs sponsored races and group rides on Beaver and Big Sewickley Creek roads and at one time, Sewickley Borough considered implementing a cycling speed limit! Early high wheel bicycles were difficult to ride, but were soon replaced with low wheel models that were […]

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Beer History Made Here!
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April 4, 2020
It was under the leadership of Camp Meeting Road resident John A. Friday that Duquesne Brewery introduced beer cans to the Pittsburgh market in 1936. “One may even drink direct from the container if he prefers – it is clean and sanitary when uncapped.” Like his father and brothers, Friday had long been active in […]

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Sewickley area history revealed in photo
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March 27, 2020
Granddaughters of the late William T. Shannon of Turkeyfoot Road found this undated group photo among family papers and wondered if it might be relevant to Sewickley area history. And the answer is definitely yes. W. T. Shannon was a Sewickley realtor who owned and operated the Signal Farm in Sewickley Township [Bell Acres]. Shannon […]

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World Poetry Day!
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March 21, 2020
Fern Hollow by Peg Fifer These woods are mine, although, tax receipt I cannot show, nor do I know how runs the line or where its many acres go. These woods are mine as sure as snow will drift and blow in powder fine; as sure as warm winds blow and sing in summertime; or […]

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1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood
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March 13, 2020
Bell Acres resident Harry Lavelle was a young child when he and his family were rescued by boat from their Glenfield home during the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood. They were among hundreds of borough residents who were evacuated as flood waters from Kilbuck Run and the Ohio River surged through their community. Water reached […]

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Sewickley Academy junior to sing national anthem at the WPIAL basketball championships
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February 26, 2020
Sewickley Academy Junior Felicia Niebel will sing the National Anthem at the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Basketball Championships at the Petersen Events Center on Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. In a letter to Felicia informing her that she was selected to sing at the championship, WPIAL Associate Executive Director Amy Scheuneman wrote, […]

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They Drank Up the Evidence!
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February 26, 2020
“Sewickley, Pa. April 3-(UP) Detectives who raided a cockfight in a barn near here, said today they will have to drop charges of illegal liquor sales because the 102-man audience drank up all the evidence. When detectives appeared, the onlookers rushed to a makeshift bar and drank up all the whisky and beer before the […]

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Join us at the YMCA for March Madness Family Night!
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February 24, 2020
Join us at the Sewickley Valley YMCA for a night so fun, you’ll go mad! Head over to the Sewickley Valley YMCA on Saturday, March 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for March Madness Family Night. This event features a bounce house, an obstacle course, basketball, hamster balls and family swim in the Y’s two […]

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