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Why we celebrate Memorial Day…
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May 22, 2020
During the Civil War (1861-1865), decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers became a springtime tradition for many families. The first formal ceremony, however, was organized in Charleston, SC on May 1, 1865 by former slaves who used the day to mark the end of the war and decorate the graves of Union prisoners buried in the […]

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Rotary Club of Quaker Valley seeking new members
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May 22, 2020
Over the past 30+ years, the Rotary Club of Quaker Valley has had the privilege of serving all 11 municipalities that comprise the Quaker Valley School District. Throughout the years, our Club has planted an Arbor Day tree in all 11 municipalities, sponsored both the Halloween parade and the Santa Parade, collected for the Salvation […]

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Remembering Tom Thumb Weddings
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May 16, 2020
Tom Thumb Weddings were plays in which children performed mock marriage ceremonies while dressed in fancy costumes. Dozens of youngsters, some as young as two or three years old, appeared as brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests. Wildly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the plays were presented as fund raisers in […]

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Sewickley Cemetery Launches New Improved Website
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May 14, 2020
Sewickley, PA–Sewickley Cemetery launched its completely redesigned website today, announced Martha Chambers, Office Manager. The new site maintains its emphasis on the cemetery’s stunning hilltop setting, with most photos by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist Steph Anderson Chambers. The newest addition to the site? Virtual visitors to the cemetery can now search available graves, by section, and […]

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Divine Redeemer parish to broadcast Sunday Mass
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May 12, 2020
Divine Redeemer has begun broadcasting Sunday Mass from Saint James Church, Sewickley. To view, visit the parish website: divine-redeemer.com. For information, send email lvalenzi@divine-redeemer.com.

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May is Military Appreciation Month
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May 11, 2020
May is Military Appreciation Month, a time to honor and thank active duty military, reservists and guardsmen for their service as well as recognizing the important role of military families. This week is designated as Armed Forces Week. First celebrated in May 1950, the time was used to commemorate the coming together of the five […]

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Mary Pattison Irwin was Pittsburgh’s first female industrialist
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May 8, 2020
At a time when women’s activities were limited to home life, one wife and mother defied social norms to provide for her family by becoming Pittsburgh’s first female industrialist. Her name was Mary Pattison Irwin, matriarch in the early Nevin/Irwin family of Sewickley and Edgeworth. Having met and married visiting American John Irwin in her […]

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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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