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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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Iron Horse Theatre presents ‘The Whipping Man’
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September 10, 2019
It’s April, 1865.  The Civil War has ended and a confederate soldier returns home to find the house in shambles, and inhabited only by two former slaves.  As the story unfolds, faith is debated and secrets are revealed.  This show is a must see.  Five performances remain.  For tickets and other information see our website: […]

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Public Meeting for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed
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September 3, 2019
Sewickley, PA – Local land conservation nonprofit Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) invites the residents surrounding the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed to attend a September 10, 2019 community meeting surrounding the “Rivers Conservation and Stewardship Plan”, which it launched in Spring 2019. Hosted by ALT and consultants from Pashek + MTR, the meeting will provide an […]

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Girl Scout troops starting in Sewickley
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August 23, 2019
Girl Scout troops are starting now!  Parents of Sewickley area K-12th grade girls are invited to Recruitment Night on Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Edgeworth Elementary LGI room.  Learn about local opportunities to make friends, try new things, and exercise leadership skills. Girls are welcome but not required to attend.  Join the […]

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Quaker Valley High School Class Of 1979
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August 21, 2019
The Quaker Valley Class of ’79 is hosting a Forty Year Reunion Celebration on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. The event will take place at Carmody’s Grille on Neville Island from 6pm-10pm.  Cost is $30 per classmate to include dinner, dessert and a limited open bar. A cash bar will  also be offered. Guests are encouraged to attend […]

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