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Sewickley farm market builds on sense of community

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Lynn and Deron Tatala sat on a curb at the farm market at St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley, enjoying a lunch of hot Greek …

Sewickley Valley comes to fire victim’s aid

By Bobby Cherry
A Sewickley resident who lost his home in a fire last month has found a new place to live. When lightning struck the Sewickley United Methodist Church tower and traveled to the Howard Hanna building at 401 Broad St. on …

Author discusses new novel at Sewickley bookstore

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Author James Goldsborough uses personal experiences and fictional characters to tell a historically rooted story in his new novel, “The Paris Herald.” Starting out as a young reporter at the first American newspaper in Paris, Goldsborough learned the culture, language …

Sewickley Council approves rezoning request despite spot zoning worry

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley Council rezoned one parcel of property along Waterworks Road, despite the borough’s planning commission’s concern that the move could be spot zoning. Council voted 6-2, with members Stan Ference and James Morrill voting no. Carole Ford was absent. Ference …

Sewickley Council OKs one-way Ferry Street

By Bobby Cherry
If you drive along Ferry Street, be warned: Within the next 10 days or so, you mistakenly could drive the wrong way. Sewickley Council members in a 7-1 vote Monday night approved changing traffic flow along Ferry Street from a …

Sewickley Water Authority to begin line replacement

By Bobby Cherry
Starting Monday, the Sewickley Water Authority will begin undertaking its first of two projects totaling $780,300 over the next several months, the authority’s manager said. About 2,200 feet of 10-inch cast-iron pipe installed in 1899 will be replaced with new …

Just Write: It’s July, it’s hot, it’s busy — time to slow down and think Christmas

By Bobby Cherry
It’s beginning to look a lot like … OK, so it’s July 24. Christmas Eve in July! Children nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads might not happen tonight. Maybe visions of pools, …

Quaker Valley principal to join West Allegheny

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley Middle School Principal Sean Aiken will leave the district next month to become assistant superintendent for personnel and student support services for the West Allegheny. School District He was appointed last week and will begin his new duties …

Photos: Sewickley Heights center was rockin’

By Keith Hodan
Fern Hollow Nature Center was rockin’ July 19. The nature center in Sewickley Heights held its Rockin’ in the Hollow Battle of the Bands event. …

Sewickley lawyer sues pharmacies, alleges ID theft with pills

By Brian Bowling
CVS and Giant Eagle pharmacies allowed other people to fill oxycodone prescriptions made out in his name and, in Giant Eagle’s case, then charged his health insurance, a local attorney says in a proposed class-action lawsuit moved to federal court …

Sewickley Heights nature center gets kids’ eyes off their screens

By Mya Koch
Jennifer Scheib has found a haven that ensures her sons, Matt, 9, and Jake, 7, get to experience the outdoors in a safe and unique …

Center for Hope, Sewickley YMCA join forces for second year

By Gary Horvath
For the second consecutive summer, the Sewickley Valley YMCA has partnered with the Center for Hope in Ambridge to provide a summer-camp experience for children …

Live music, antique automobiles to highlight Old Economy event

By Gary Horvath
People of all ages will have a chance Saturday to attend a celebration 50 years in the making. In honor of the 50-year anniversary of …

Junior police academy planned in Leetsdale

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Children living within the Quaker Valley School District will have the chance to interact with first responders and learn responsibility, discipline and team work this summer, when Leetsdale holds its first junior police academy next month. Leetsdale police Officer Josh …

Sewickley Council to weigh zoning request

By Bobby Cherry
When Sewickley Council members consider Monday whether to rezone one parcel of land, they will do so without the recommendation of the borough’s planning commission. Planning commission members voted 5-2 last week to not recommend rezoning 4 acres along Waterworks …

Sewickley YMCA puts home up for sale

By Bobby Cherry
A sliver of the Sewickley Valley YMCA’s property can be purchased for $350,000. YMCA leaders have put up for sale a four-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape Cod-style home at 349 Backbone Road where the Y’s director once lived. The Sewickley Planning Commission …

Heritage Valley hospitals listed among the ‘most wired’

By Bobby Cherry
Heritage Valley Health System is one of the nation’s “most wired” hospital systems, according to data released this month by the American Hospital Association. It is one of three local health systems making the list, including UPMC and St. Clair …

Sewickley Heights center gets ready to rock

By Mya Koch
Rich Engler has been around music practically all of his life. So when Fern Hollow Nature Center contacted the concert promoter, and now author, about …

Lamping: Know what you’re getting into when adopting a pet

By Tribune-Review
A human came in to the shelter today ... I think he was definitely part Southwestern Pennsylvanian ... a very loyal breed usually adorned with …

Serafini: History’s repeat of styles not always a good thing

By Kristina Serafini
“I remember when those were popular,” I recall my mother uttering when she’d see someone indulging in a fashion trend that had made its way back around since she was younger. One of those trends that specifically sticks out to …

Photos: ‘American Celebration’ held at Old Economy

By Tribune-Review
Old Economy Village hosted “An American Celebration” event July 12 at the Ambridge National Historic Landmark site. Events included a spelling bee, antique car show …

Unprecedented demand prompts Animal Friends to cancel rescue event

By Kristina Serafini
Overcrowding at Animal Friends forced the Ohio Township no-kill shelter to cancel its annual Liberation Day Rescue, which had been planned for last week. The …

History repeats itself for Sewickley area military family

By Kristina Serafini
History has a way of repeating itself. For one family, that history came in the form of two chance meetings in the military a little …

Railroad mishap rattles nerves in Sewickley area

By Bobby Cherry
Up to 70 trains travel daily through the Sewickley Valley, passing underneath the Sewickley Bridge; traveling by playgrounds and ball fields, along rivers, past businesses, …

Koch: Our great city made the list ... again

By Mya Koch
Lists. People either live by them or shun them all together. I’ve been driving my family crazy with sticky notes full of lists of things not to forget and things to get done for as long as I can remember. …

Photos: Carnival held in Leetsdale

By Kristina Serafini
A carnival was held last week in Henle Park, coinciding with the borough’s Fourth of July celebration. Proceeds from the carnival helped support the Fourth …

Food, craft-beer pairings will highlight Sewickley Art Brew benefit

By Emma Deihle
Sip on the area’s finest beer and sample savory hometown fare at Sweetwater Center for the Art’s inaugural Art Brew on July 12. Bank Street …

Leetsdale, Edgeworth celebrate Fourth of July

By Bobby Cherry and Kristina Serafini
Fire trucks blared through much of Leetsdale’s annual Fourth of July parade Friday afternoon as firefighters, politicians and civic groups tossed candy to onlookers — …

Crews replacing track at Sewickley train crash site

By Bobby Cherry
Norfolk Southern Corp. workers completed repairs on Thursday evening on nearly 300 feet of train track in Sewickley damaged by a fiery three-engine crash. Workers …

Sewickley YMCA’s Sterling Circle keeps seniors moving

By Mya Koch
For a couple hundred participants in a program based at the Sewickley Valley YMCA, their golden years also are their sterling days. The YMCA’s Sterling …

Norfolk Southern trains crash, derail in Sewickley; 2 conductors injured

By Bobby Cherry and Bobby Kerlik
Two engines from a Norfolk Southern train burst into flames when they slammed into the back of a second train on a curve on Wednesday …

Leet man shares War of 1812 knowledge

By Bobby Cherry
Two hundred years of peace between the United States, Canada and Great Britain — that’s how Leet resident Gary Augustine, 75, describes what life has been like for the three countries since the War of 1812. Augustine spoke last month …

Coraopolis, Moon, Leetsdale plan fireworks, events

By Bobby Cherry
A parade, fireworks and other activities are happening in and around the Sewickley Valley to celebrate the Fourth of July. Events are planned for Friday unless otherwise noted. Here’s a look at area activities: Edgeworth Edgeworth’s annual Fourth of July …

Pop-up patio created for weekend visitors in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
Yinz gonna hang aht on Hegner? That could be a familiar phrase this summer in Sewickley as a pop-up patio on a portion of Henger Way will offer outdoor seating each weekend. The patio space — complete with bistro tables …

Sewickley street could become one way

By Bobby Cherry
Ferry Street is off limits to all traffic now. But the direction traffic will flow when the road reopens later this month has yet to be decided. Sewickley Council members last month delayed a vote to change traffic flow from …

‘Pink house’ transformation begins in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
Beyond a temporary fence and array of trucks, construction workers, equipment and a trash bin stands the “pink house” — a building known around the …

Edgeworth board clears way for Sewickley Academy expansion

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Sewickley Academy will move forward with an $11 million renovation on campus to expand the gymnasium. Edgeworth Zoning Hearing board late last week approved two variances related to setbacks and height requirements for the project. The Means Alumni Gymnasium project …

Leet foundation golf outing to help shed light on pediatric organ donation

By Gary Horvath
On October 9, 2008, Maureen Sleber and her family made a decision that saved them from the brink of despair. Sleber’s adopted son Kristopher King …

Quaker Valley administration changes leave two spots open

By Bobby Cherry
Changes to three of the top administration positions at Quaker Valley School District leave two of those spots empty — for the time being. Tuesday marked Heidi Ondek’s first day as the district’s new superintendent. She served as the district’s …