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Sewickley Herald honors: Memorial Day celebration crew recognized

By Kristina Serafini
Entering its 123rd year, Sewickley’s Memorial Day celebration has blossomed from a small observance to its current four-day-long tribute to veterans — and it’s all …

Door opens for 1st-floor office space in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry 12:01 a.m.
Move over, retail. Select nonprofits for the first time are now are permitted to use first-floor, street-view space in much of Sewickley’s business district. Sewickley Council members approved the change on Monday night in a 5-1 vote. Carole Ford voted …

Quaker Valley students extend their school day — willingly

By Bobby Cherry
A group of Quaker Valley middle and high school students begins to prepare for two hours of classes that have no grades or pressure, just …

Keep your family organized with a command center

By Sandra Lane
Every home, particularly when children are present, needs to be managed in various ways. Besides the usual maintenance, there are daily issues, which include mail, …

St. James youth in Sewickley say ‘YES’ to helping others

By Kristina Serafini
When St. James School language arts teacher Karen Scully started a program for students to help others in need, she never knew it would hit …

Quaker Valley property owners could face tax increase

By Bobby Cherry
Under a proposed final budget, Quaker Valley property owners’ taxes could rise for the 2014-15 school year. School board members last week approved the roughly $43.5 million budget that includes an increase in the property tax rate from 16.93 mills …

Quaker Valley board to begin interviewing superintendent candidates

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley school board members will begin interviewing superintendent candidates later this month, district leaders said. “We are pleased with the quantity and quality of the applicant pool,” board Vice President Rob Riker said. He also serves as chairman of …

Leetsdale park, boat ramp could see upgrades

By Bobby Cherry
Users of two Leetsdale recreational areas could soon see upgrades. Council members could consider next month adding a pavilion to a boat ramp area on Petrun Road and a gazebo to Lynn Kohlmeyer Park near Washington Street. Combined costs for …

Abandoned vehicles cause concern in Leetsdale

By Bobby Cherry
Property owners who place cars on other private land or keep abandoned vehicles on their property be warned — Leetsdale could soon be cracking down. Leaders say property owners — including some auto repair shops in the borough — are …

The Way I See It: Get out! No, really, get out there

By Mya Koch
There’s a portable electronic board at the corner of Beaver and Little streets in Sewickley that not only monitors the speed of our vehicles, but implores us to “THINK SPRING.” Finally, after one of the most trying winters I can …

Photos: Gone fishin’ in Bell Acres

By Kristina Serafini
Anglers opened trout season Saturday, April 12, along Big Sewickley Creek in Bell Acres. Saturday was the first day of trout season across much of …

Photos: Easter egg hunting in Sewickley

By Kristina Serafini
Easter egg hunt last Saturday in War Memorial Park in Sewickley on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus …

RMU class holds pie-eating contest benefit

By Kristina Serafini
A pie-eating contest was held Friday, April 11, 2014, at Robert Morris University’s Nicholson Center to raise money for the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. The …

Obama, Biden visit on economy shifts from Leetsdale to North Fayette

By Mike Wereschagin
A community college campus in North Fayette will host President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, the White House announced on Monday. The …

Former NFL player to speak at Sewickley Academy on obstacles gays face

By Bobby Cherry
Two Sewickley Academy events over the next six days will use silence and a former NFL player to help spread a message of equality and …

Quaker Valley first county district to offer Fresh Healthy Vending services

By Kristina Serafini
They might look like average vending machines, but those craving a high-calorie soft drink or salty potato chip won’t find them here. Quaker Valley is …

Life Unleashed: 8 tips for surviving ‘puppyhood’

By Andrea J. Lamping
Getting through the developmental stages of puppyhood can be quite the challenge, but eight tips can help. 1. Patience is a virtue. Imagine a montage …

Quaker Valley leaders alert parents, community of planned drill

By Bobby Cherry
An evacuation drill will go on as planned Friday at Osborne Elementary School in Glen Osborne, Quaker Valley School District leaders said Thursday. Administrators typically do not provide early notice of the routine drills, but did so after Wednesday’s stabbing …

Quaker Valley superintendent: ‘No community is immune’ to violence

By Bobby Cherry
In the wake of Wednesday’s stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville that left 19 students and one staff member injured, Quaker Valley School District’s superintendent encouraged parents to talk with their children about school violence. “Today’s event serves …

Expansion aims to improve quality of life at Baden center

By Kristina Serafini
Villa St. Joseph officials are hoping an upcoming expansion project will help further their mission of providing compassionate care in the community. Construction at the Baden facility, which is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph that provides …

Sewickley Herald honors: Library director leads through growth, change

By Bobby Cherry
In an ever-changing environment focused on technological advances, the Sewickley Public Library has evolved, bringing books, technology, programs and meeting space to the thousands of …

Former NFL player to speak at Sewickley Academy on obstacles gays face

By Bobby Cherry
Two Sewickley Academy events over the next six days will use silence and a former NFL player to help spread a message of equality and …

Catholic academy in Emsworth to concentrate on careers

By Bobby Cherry
A new Catholic high school in Emsworth aims to offer students the chance to work in corporate-level settings in some of the region’s biggest companies. …

Quaker Valley students seek votes in Kennywood contest

By Bobby Cherry
Torque on Aero 360? Calories at the Potato Patch? Zoology on Noah’s Ark? That’s not your typical science class curriculum, but Quaker Valley High School physics teacher Matt Littell and 24 of his students are hoping to turn Kennywood Park …

Pennsylvania AG at Sewickley event: Vigilance crucial with teens on social media

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she was shocked to read what her two sons were privately messaging after requesting passwords to their accounts. “The …

Pets: It’s a matter of mind over misbehavior

By Andrea Lamping
In recent years, the field of dog training has undergone a revolution. Traditional practices and methods rely mostly on physical control of the canine. But …

Debate over locating Sewickley nonprofit in first-floor space continues

By Bobby Cherry
First-floor office space for select nonprofits, such as Village Green Partners, is one step closer to reality in Sewickley. In a 6-0 vote last week, planning commission members recommended to council members a measure that would permit nonprofit groups with …

Just Write: Take it from me, volunteering benefits reach far, hit home

By Bobby Cherry
“When you help others, you’re really helping yourself.” That line from “Avenue Q” — one of my favorite Broadway shows — is fitting this week as organizations across the country celebrate the 40th annual National Volunteer Week. When many people …

Look up! Giant tentacles soar above Sewickley

By Kristina Serafini
Don’t be alarmed by the giant tentacles above an iconic Sewickley building near Broad Street and Route 65. As part of a “Wild Things” exhibit, …

Sewickley Herald honors: Multitasking volunteer says greatest joy is helping

By Mya Koch
If every picture tells a story, the walls in the Sewickley Heights home of Robert H. Brown speak volumes. Step into the Blackburn Road house …

Route 65 in Edgeworth, Leetsdale, down to single lane Friday night

By Bobby Cherry
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction overnight Friday, April 4, on Route 65 in Edgeworth and Leetsdale, a PennDOT spokesman said Friday afternoon. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction overnight …

Quaker Valley board to vote on high school repairs

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley school board members are expected to vote later this month on a construction project to repair structural issues in three areas of the high school. Board members were expected to vote last month, but Superintendent Joseph Clapper said …

Quaker Valley whittling away at $800,000 budget deficit

By Bobby Cherry
On Tuesday, Quaker Valley school board members are expected to vote on a proposed final budget that — as of late last month — still had about an $800,000 gap. District administrators say that gap will diminish — either by …

Incident provides opportunity to warn about strangers, Quaker Valley leader says

By Bobby Cherry and Kristina Serafini
Sewickley police say a possible stranger danger incident last week involving a young girl was a misunderstanding. On March 25, a Quaker Valley student told police two women in a vehicle approached her near the corner of Beaver and Peebles …

Domestic violence impact focus of Sewickley Valley Chamber training session

By Tribune-Review
In an effort to make employers aware of the strains domestic violence has on individuals and workplaces, a Sewickley Hills woman will offer a training session to Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce members on Tuesday. “Partner violence happens at home, …

‘Re-imagined’ Quaker Valley library to offer new media, technology

By Bobby Cherry
Move over, books. By next school year, administrators will reinvent Quaker Valley Middle School’s library from a space predominantly used for books into an area providing students with artistic and educational resources, thanks to a $116,000 grant from The Grable …

Leetsdale, Sewickley named among top municipalities in Banner Community’ program

By Bobby Cherry
For the second consecutive year, Leetsdale and Sewickley have been named two of the top communities in the local Banner Communities initiative. The two boroughs were among 31 communities named to the Allegheny League of Municipalities, or ALOM, 2014 Banner …

‘Wild Things’ featured among Sewickley Gallery Walk on Friday

By Mya Koch
Sewickley’s Spring Gallery Walk is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. According to Village Green Partners, a group that helps to market the community and its events, participants in this year’s Gallery Walk include Sewickley Gallery & Frame …

Grant to update Leetsdale Industrial Park rail

By Bobby Cherry
A $700,000 state grant will help Leetsdale Industrial Park owners bring rail lines in the mixed-use complex up to date, an owner of the park said. Through the Rail Freight Assistance Program, owners will increase the capacity of freight the …