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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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Happy to be in Sewickley
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May 9, 2020
As the global pandemic has brought students home from colleges and universities across the country, I am extremely grateful to have come home to Sewickley. As a current junior at Claremont McKenna College, I will admit that I was initially sad to return to Pennsylvania just as the weather was warming up in Southern California. […]

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Sewickley Heights Civil Service Commission to meet
May 8, 2020
The Sewickley Heights Civil Service Commission will hold a special public meeting at 2 p.m. Monday. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be conducted through the Zoom app and by phone.

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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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