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Sewickley Valley YMCA programs to help those suffering from chronic conditions

By Dona S. Dreeland
Three new programs planned for the Sewickley Valley YMCA strive to help patients dealing with a trio of diseases. Exercise will have a prominent role in ...

Parking concerns grow in Sewickley

By Kyle Lawson
The number of public parking spaces in Sewickley has shrunk for the time being, while a three-year discussion on constructing a parking garage continues. The parking lot on Division Street has become smaller by seven spaces to allow room for ...

Sweetwater works with The Caring Place to display special exhibit

By Kyle Lawson
The first few weeks of kindergarten were rough for Nova Davis. Her infant brother had recently died, her parents were grieving, and classmates couldn’t relate. ...

Sewickley’s St. James students see a few changes as they return

By Dona S. Dreeland
New equipment, a new educator and spruced-up space greeted students at Sewickley’s Catholic school this week. Monday was the first day of classes for 184 students, ...

Sewickley Council nixes resident’s budget-panel proposal

By Kyle Lawson
Sewickley officials have shot down the idea of a public budget committee. Sewickley resident Richard Webb presented the idea publicly at a council meeting earlier this month, in support of an email he sent to council members. Webb suggested a committee ...

‘Angel’ supplies Ambridge students with basic needs

By Dona S. Dreeland
Sibling rivalry isn’t always a negative thing. When Chad O’Brien of Sewickley heard his sister had filled two backpacks with school supplies for a needy family ...

Sewickley Borough aims to avoid state storm water audit

By Kyle Lawson
State-mandated revisions to the Sewickley storm water management plan should prevent a fine but could cost taxpayers. A new plan approved by council at Monday’s council meeting could cost the borough between $75,000 and $100,000 over the course of the ...

Quaker Valley schools abuzz with activity

By Dona S. Dreeland
It hasn’t been a quiet or relaxing summer for many of the staff in the Quaker Valley School District. Shortly after the last school year ...

Delivery trucks at Sewickley hospital raise ire

By Kyle Lawson
The sound of delivery trucks backing up at 4 a.m. outside Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital has long been a nuisance for homeowners on Locust Place, resident Del Miller said at the Aug. 11 Sewickley council meeting. Service deliveries before 6:30 a.m. ...

Koch: Nice to meet you, friend

By Mya Koch
As it turns out, good people are everywhere. I’m realizing more and more that we’re never too old to make new friends. But this can be true only if we look up from our gadgets and get out and actually talk ...

Permit parking nears in Sewickley, but interest low so far

By Dona S. Dreeland
With the passage of Ordinance 1333 in May, Sewickley business owners and their employees now can purchase parking permits, allowing for all-day parking Monday through Friday on Walnut Street from Henry to Bank streets. For $30 a month, a special sticker ...

New CEO at helm as Watson Institute evolves

By Dona S. Dreeland
Changes are happening in leadership at a renowned Leet facility, but the mission remains unaltered. The transition was seamless at The Watson Institute as Barry ...

‘Fashionable’ exhibit salutes Sewickley Valley Historical Society

By Dona S. Dreeland
In Sewickley, history has taken the spotlight. Until the end of the month, artifacts from the early 1900s will be on display in Sewickley Public ...

Leetsdale outlines terms of separation for police chief

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Leetsdale Borough leaders agreed to pay the town’s former police chief one month of severance pay and to return personal pension-fund contributions, according to a separation agreement. Council approved the terms with former police Chief James Santucci on Aug. 3 as ...

Journey to Israel allows teachers to collaborate on technology, reflect on history

By Dona S. Dreeland
A group of 20 Pittsburgh-area teachers in July looked to ancient Israel to get a finer focus on the future. Mary-Jo Shine and Ron Kinser, Sewickley ...

2 killed in violent crash on Route 65 in Glenfield

By Michael Hasch
A motorist from Ohio Township and a tractor-trailer driver from Armstrong County were killed and two other people were injured in a fiery four-vehicle collision ...

Leet treehouse that drew national headlines will be removed by December

By Kyle Lawson
A long-disputed treehouse in Leet will be disassembled in December, according to an agreement Friday between homeowners and township officials. The township will extend ...

Sewickley chamber stepping back, re-evaluating goals, mission

By Dona S. Dreeland
Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce will take a sabbatical of sorts next year. The chamber’s six-member board will rework bylaws in 2016, develop event budgets and redefine the organization’s mission, said Alexis Comunale of The Jewel Thief, board president. Elections of board ...

Sewicley churches reach accord for shared space

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
North Way Christian Community is relocating its offices to a new space as the Sewickley Valley campus continues to expand in membership. North Way officials have entered into a five-year lease agreement with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for its educational ...

Edgeworth won’t allow resident to remove trees in front of her home

By Dona S. Dreeland
Edgeworth Borough’s Shade Tree Commission has rejected a resident’s request to remove trees near her property. The July 23 decision came in response to a hearing given to Dolores Bassett, who asked for permission to remove three 70-foot pin oaks that ...

Special bike camp brings big accomplishments to Sewickley

By Kyle Lawson
Children from around the Sewickley Valley who may never have thought they could ride a bicycle like other kids were given that chance this summer. Camp ...

Sewickley Academy grad shooting for the stars at Smithsonian

By Dona S. Dreeland
Life choices can happen through the sharing of ideas. It happened to Walter Nogay, 23, when he was a sophomore at Sewickley Academy. During Tracy ...

Sewickley officials tackle rising odor

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Sewickley leaders are looking at ways to reduce odors emanating from the Sewickley Wastewater Treatment Plant, at the corner of Ferry and Chadwick streets. Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery said when the odors became more noticeable, engineers performed a wastewater treatment ...

20 communities asked for input on Route 65 issues

By Dona S. Dreeland
For the first time, leaders from boroughs and townships along Route 65 are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to improve the road for motorists. Municipalities from the Pittsburgh city line to Rochester — more than 20 communities — are ...

Garden club takes part in Sisters of St. Joseph effort to help feed hungry

By Mya Koch
Within a pair of 4-by-16-foot plots of land that “if you stand at one end look like a bowling alley,” some Sewickley-area gardeners are helping ...

Water Works Road in Sewickley closed for months

By Tribune-Review
Water Works Road in Sewickley will remain closed possibly until mid-December while crews work to alter a curve and stabilize several portions of the roadway, Allegheny County Department of Public works officials said this week. A 700-foot bend will be …

Nice play, Pirates — on and off the field

By Mya Koch
Mark Melancon, stellar Pittsburgh Pirates closer, serves as an ambassador for Major League Baseball, traveling the world to teach kids how to play the game. Beloved player Josh Harrison welcomes youths in grades one through eight to a baseball Pro-Camp. Members of ...

Developer makes $1,724,000 deal for downtown Sewickley properties

By Dona S. Dreeland 12:54 p.m.
Property in the center of Sewickley’s business district could become a new residential complex, a developer said. A site that now contains medical clinics and offices, a parking lot and a dwelling used as an office at 522 Blackburn ...

New Edgeworth principal brings experience, passion

By Dona S. Dreeland 12:51 p.m.
Never did a Popsicle offer so much. A Popsicles with the Principal event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at Edgeworth Elementary School will ...

Get cooking on organizing that kitchen

By Sandra Lane
No matter what size kitchen you have, it is possible to set up an organized space that facilitates a workflow to meet your needs. Here are a few tips to help you create an efficient kitchen: 1. Empty out. ...

Sewickley council makes bike route recommendation

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Bicyclists who roll through Sewickley on the Ohio River Greenway Trail likely won’t be directed through the business district, but they should have safe trips on low-speed, low-traffic roads, borough officials said. Sewickley Council recommended a path to Findlay-based Mackin Engineering ...

Case of razed Sewickley home continues in court

By Dona S. Dreeland
Sewickley leaders are working to settle a lawsuit with a couple after the borough razed their Dickson Road investment property last year. Sherri and Erick Murrer, owners of a home that once stood at 883 Dickson Road, filed a lawsuit in ...

‘Crazy’ competition pushes limits of Sewickley athletes

By Dona S. Dreeland
Alisa Lenhardt of Sewickley and a few other amateur — but practiced — athletes from Sewickley United Methodist Church will test their own ...

‘Banshee’ crew visits Sewickley

By Tribune-Review
A film crew from Cinemax’s Emmy-winning series “Banshee” is shooting in the Sewickley area this week. The crew was to be in town at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at Quaker Valley Middle School, the St. James Church parking lot, and parts ...

Donations to Vanguard theater project to be matched

By Dona S. Dreeland
While the opening of the Vanguard Theater in Sewickley is about a year away, future patrons are invited to help make that first night debt-free. Until Labor Day — Sept. 7 — theater-lovers can contribute to a new $250,000 challenge grant ...

‘Bookish’ artist’s work speaks volumes in Sewickley library

By Dona S. Dreeland
Sarah Simmons’ art speaks to people in words that have had meaning for her and thousands of others. Tiny strips of printed pages dangle from earring ...

Yoga events move from studios to sunny spaces in Sewickley

By Mya Koch
Yoga is more widely practiced and hailed these days for its stress-relieving and body-strengthening benefits, and lately it’s become more common to find the activity out in the summer sun. Hundreds of people participate in Yoga in the Square at ...

Sewickley Area Theater Company readies for ‘Oz’ production

By Tom Mcgee
Sewickley-area theater-goers can follow the yellow brick road to a new production later this month. The Sewickley Area Theatre Co. will perform “The Wizard of Oz” ...

Duquesne Light to upgrade Sewickley residences to higher-tech meters

By Mya Koch
Residents in several Sewickley Valley communities may see more utility workers making visits beginning Aug. 3. Customers of Duquesne Light Co. will get digital electric meters between then and September as part of an overall upgrade of the company’s metering system ...