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Sewickley Academy presents Bias and the Brain
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October 22, 2019
Join us as Hugh Vasquez, MSW, one of the country’s leading equity and diversity educators, brings together neuroscience and sociological research, along with his leadership development work with high school and college students, to help people understand the hidden prejudices that shape what we see, think and do. He’ll explore what to do with that […]

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Iron Horse Theatre presents “Scary Musical the Musical”
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October 15, 2019
Come celebrate Halloween with us as we perform our first musical Scary Musical: The Musical. This hilarious musical comedy has all the elements of a classic scary movie – with an added twist- the characters sing and dance before, during, and sometimes after getting killed! Combining a slasher movie plot with a rock n’ roll score, […]

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Beaver Road’s Stone Bridges
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October 7, 2019
Following an earlier Native American path, the Beaver Road was once the main route from Pittsburgh through the Sewickley Valley into Ohio. In 1841, Allegheny County built stone arch bridges to carry traffic over Kilbuck Run and Little Sewickley Creek in what at the time was Ohio Township. Edgeworth’s Little Sewickley Creek Bridge #1 is […]

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Are parental rights declining in Pennsylvania?
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October 1, 2019
Join us Sunday, Oct 6, 2-4 at Blueberry Hill Park on Blaine’s Way in Sewickley, Pa. Proposed legislation on mandatory depression screening will be discussed by panelist Lois Kaneshiki.  Lois has been a political activist for over 20 years. She is the mother of two adult daughters, whom she home-schooled for part of their K-12 […]

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Make-A-Wish seeks new volunteers, accepting applications for upcoming training
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September 26, 2019
Become a Wish Granting Volunteer Help Make-A-Wish® Fulfill Life-Changing Wishes PITTSBURGH, Pa., (September 24, 2019) – Children who are living with critical illnesses need the power of a wish. Make-A-Wish needs local residents to make it happen by volunteering their time and compassion to assist with fulfilling wishes.   To become a wish volunteer, individuals […]

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The history of GAPA Park in Bell Acres Borough 1949-1977
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September 23, 2019
Swimming in the GAPA pool was once a popular pastime for families. Situated at the corner of Sevin and Turkeyfoot roads, the pool was originally part of Boy Scout Camp Umbstaetter, which operated for 25 years before the property was purchased in 1949 by the Ambridge Greek American Progressive Association for use as a recreational […]

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OLSH High School distributes over $29K in financial incentive awards to AP students, teachers
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September 19, 2019
While most high school students are accustomed to filling the gym bleachers for a rally to recognize student-athletes and their achievements, the students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) are also familiar with an assembly to celebrate a different kind of achievement – academic achievement. For the second year, the OLSH community gathered […]

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4 Sewickley Academy seniors named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program
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September 11, 2019
Four students from Sewickley Academy have been named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual program. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. The Academy’s semifinalists are Mishon […]

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History of the Valley Homes community 1943-1954
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September 11, 2019
To help alleviate the wartime housing shortage for defense and shipyard workers, 372 units were built at the corner of Big Sewickley Creek and Turkeyfoot roads. The neighborhood featured a general store and community center. Though intended as temporary housing, the Valley Homes community remained open until 1954 to house returning veterans and their young […]

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Back in the country…Bell Acres
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September 10, 2019
The Bell Acres story began more than 200 years ago when hardy pioneers ventured into the wilderness North of the Ohio River. Commonly referred to as the “hills back of Sewickley” or simply “back in the country”, the heavily wooded hillsides and deep ravines were sparsely populated by farm families. In 1854, a group of […]

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