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Sewickley Academy’s libraries receive the PSLA’s Outstanding School Library Award
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February 20, 2020
The Pennsylvania School Library Association (PSLA) awarded Sewickley Academy the 2020 Outstanding School Library Award, the highest recognition of school library programs in the state. According to the PLSA’s website, the award recognizes outstanding school library programming, instruction, and services which are integral to the students’ education. In a letter regarding the presentation of the […]

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Sewickley Academy sophomore wins Lens on Litter photo contest
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February 20, 2020
Sophomore Betsy Watters won first place for students in the Pennsylvania Resource Council’s (PRC) annual Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter photo contest. Betsy saw an advertisement about the contest online. “It appealed to me because it had to do with photography and environmental issues, two things that I am really interested in,” she said. PRC […]

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Register for swim lessons at the Sewickley Valley YMCA
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February 17, 2020
Learn to swim at the Y!  Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s swim lesson program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely. Register online or […]

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Politics, Poison Ivy & the Ohio River Boulevard
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February 12, 2020
Having personally paid for Lombardy poplars and shrubbery used to beautify the newly constructed Ohio River Boulevard, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker Pontefract of Little Sewickley Creek Road made it her mission to remove political campaign posters and other advertisements that detracted from the roadside’s natural beauty. With the help of her chauffer and gardener, the Edgeworth […]

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Listening to the Spirit: Lenten Retreat for Young Adults
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February 6, 2020
As we enter into the season of Lent, contemplate God’s unconditional love for us and its power to transform our hearts for even greater love. We invite 20-and-30-somethings to step away from busy lives and enjoy quiet time in a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment of peace and hospitality. Connect with other young adults as you move […]

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Eight-Week Ignatian ‘Retreat in Everyday Life’
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February 6, 2020
Experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in an abbreviated format of readings and reflections over an eight-week period. Deepen spirituality through daily Lenten prayer and weekly gatherings at St. Joseph Spirituality Center in Baden. Wednesdays, beginning March 4 and continuing through April 22. Option of afternoon (1:30-3:00 PM) or evening session (6:30-8:00 […]

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Introduction to Christian Meditation
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February 6, 2020
This six-week introductory course presented by Sister Cynthia Comiskey is an opportunity for those interested in exploring Christian meditation to experience the practice in a small group setting, learn about its origins, and discover its relevance as a form of prayer for the contemporary world. Dates: Mondays, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, […]

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Bootlegging, Breakdowns & the Building of Big Sewickley Creek Road
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February 1, 2020
“The building of Big Sewickley Creek Road…seems attended by bad luck. Breakdowns in machinery, large labor turnovers and bootlegging activities in the vicinity of the labor camps have all combined to form a jinx which has hindered completion of this work…The county authorities raided speakeasies and stills in the vicinity of the road and already […]

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Car Seat Inspection Station on May 9 at Big Sewickley Creek VFD
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January 27, 2020
Big Sewickley Creek VFD hosts Car Seat Inspection Station Saturday, May 9, 2020: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 590 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143 Attend this FREE event to have your booster or car seat installation checked. Certified car seat technicians will teach you how to install and use your child’s car seat(s) correctly. Please […]

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Landslides close Way Hollow Road indefinitely in Edgeworth, Sewickley Heights
January 24, 2020
Way Hollow Road in Edgeworth and Sewickley Heights will close indefinitely starting Tuesday, PennDOT announced.

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