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Sewickley couple bring Victorian grandeur back to home

By Gary Horvath
When Rich and Veronica Flati bought their 349 Walnut St., Sewickley, home in 2006, they saw it as a “fixer-upper.” Almost nine years later, they’ve nearly ...

Weekend ‘Hangout’ in Sewickley could extend into week

By Bobby Cherry
Hanging out on Hegner Way could become a daily event over the summer. Village Green Partners is considering a plan that would extend last summer’s “Hangout on Hegner Way” initiative — in which a pop-up patio of tables and chairs is ...

Supply of IRS forms at Sewickley library not as plentiful as past

By Bobby Cherry
Finding printed special forms and instruction booklets from the Internal Revenue Service might be harder this year. Earlier this month, librarians across the country received word that the federal agency won’t be sending special tax forms, such as Schedule A for ...

Quaker Valley officials balk at clearance rules

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley leaders say they want to see changes to a yet-to-be instituted plan on how adults are cleared to volunteer in schools. Under provisions of a new law set to take effect over the summer, parents and others who participate ...

Quaker Valley leaders weigh lower tuition fees

By Bobby Cherry
By lowering tuition for students who live outside Quaker Valley’s borders, the school district might better compete with private schools and raise revenue to help offset charter school costs, district leaders said. Superintendent Heidi Ondek said she wants to rethink ...

Serafini: Early to rise has its advantages

By Kristina Serafini
My body is not built for early rising. On a typical morning, I wake up at about 7 and spend a few minutes lying in bed trying to shake off the grogginess. I use my phone to skim Twitter for ...

Quaker Valley hires resource officer for $65,000

By Bobby Cherry
A former Keystone Oaks School District resource officer has been hired at Quaker Valley. Quaker Valley School Board last week approved a five-year contract for Aaron ...

Roof plan change delays Howard Hanna vote in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
A Sewickley Council vote planned this week for a new Howard Hanna building was delayed until next month when the company’s architect presented changes to the design. The new plan for the 4,500-square-foot building at Broad and Thorn streets calls for ...

Sewickley church’s beloved custodian readying for retirement

By Gary Horvath
On a cold January morning, John Emmert’s winter coat and hat are neatly placed on a chair by the door of his Centennial Avenue apartment ...

Conservation group breaks record for land acquisitions with Sewickley Hills deal

By Bobby Cherry
Acquiring an 8.5-acre property in Sewickley Hills helped to cap off a record-breaking 2014 for conservation group Allegheny Land Trust, staff at the Sewickley-based organization said. When the land trust acquired the Fairhill Recreation Association property on Dec. 31, the parcel ...

Leetsdale paving plan irks some residents

By Bobby Cherry
A four-year plan to pave roadways in Leetsdale has some Washington Street residents asking when their road will be considered. “All you have to do is ...

Sewickley library offers exercise class for older residents of region

By Mya Koch
Sewickley Public Library is among a growing number of groups in and around Sewickley that are offering ways for older people to stay active. The library is offering a Healthy Aging Exercise Class, which will begin Monday. The class will ...

Sewickley councilman resigns, leaving Ward 3 seat open

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley Council is seeking to fill the seat of Stan Ference, whose resignation from council took effect today. “I’ve enjoyed my time on council,” he said Monday night. “It’s been a pleasure, and I will miss it.” Ference served on council for ...

Lane: A healthy home makes for a healthy you

By Sandra Lane
As a professional organizer, I have seen firsthand how your home and work environments can affect your health. If someone is happy with his or her surroundings, it can positively impact his mood, energy level and overall attitude. Conversely, if ...

Koch: Memories can be fragile, but collecting them is fun

By Mya Koch
There’s a tall cupboard in my kitchen that my daughter won’t open. She refers to the way it’s stuffed full of fragile knick-knackery as a badly executed game of Jenga. I’ve been wanting to find a way to display its contents ...

Edgeworth singer, 9, captures attention

By Rebecca L. Ferraro
Even at the age of 9, Ava Maha has her sights on singing opera. “My ultimate goal is to sing in the Sydney Opera House in ...

Leetsdale residents fear bridge closure leaves them without escape route

By Bobby Cherry
Lauren Jones said she fears a train crash or some other emergency situation could strand her and her Washington Street, Leetsdale, neighbors — and she ...

Setback changes proposed to Sewickley’s commercial district

By Bobby Cherry
Developers looking to rebuild structures in Sewickley’s C-1 zoning district soon could find changes. Sewickley planning commission members in March could consider plans to change the borough’s setback requirements within the C-1 zone. A public hearing is expected for March’s meeting ...

Dance instructor offers real-world lessons to Sewickley Academy students

By Kyle Lawson
Attack Theatre has stayed true to its name at Sewickley Academy. The Pittsburgh-based dance company blitzed the school this month with 12 days of instruction, ...

Sewickley planners OK proposal for new realty offices

By Bobby Cherry
Construction could begin this spring on a more than $1 million office building that would provide Howard Hanna real-estate agents with a permanent location again in Sewickley. A fire destroyed the company’s offices on Broad Street in June. The Sewickley ...

Cherry: Friday night at the mall no longer a fading memory

By Bobby Cherry
I happened into the mall last Friday night. The mall isn’t a foreign concept to me. I get there fairly regularly. But not so on a Friday night. Except last Friday. There’s a lot of talk of the shopping mall concept being dead. ...

Sewickley community comes together in time of need

By Tribune-Review
At about 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, tragedy struck the Sewickley Heights Manor neighborhood in Aleppo. Kimberly Moran was out walking her two Bernese mountain ...

Batteries not included, when it comes to modern training

By Andrea Lamping
Remote collars, also known as shock collars, are among the most widely debated tools in the world of canine conditioning. Are they effective? Are they ...

Police charge man with assaulting nurse in Sewickley emergency room

By Tribune-Review
Police charged a Blair County man with assaulting a nurse at Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital’s emergency room late Friday. Matthew E. Braz, 27, of Tyrone was taken to the hospital by Allegheny County police so he could be medically cleared for ...

Quaker Valley beefs up STEM menu with robotics

By Gary Horvath
A teacher-led effort to create the first robotics class at Quaker Valley High School has been an instant hit. Every spot for the class — which ...

Mt. Nebo Road lane closures begin Jan. 12

By Bobby Cherry
Intermittent lane closures are expected to begin Jan. 12 on a section of Mt. Nebo Road in Sewickley Hills and Ohio Township, a PennDOT spokesman said Friday afternoon. Pavement drilling and research on Mt. Nebo Road from Glenfield Road in Sewickley ...

After 150 years, Sewickley Valley’s Query Club continues to ask questions, offer answers

By Mya Koch
At least 27 inquiring minds in the Sewickley Valley “want to know” about a variety of topics. As members of the Query Club celebrate the group’s 150 years, they continue to use philosophies set forth by Benjamin Franklin. The club has researched ...

Music, dinner event planned at Quaker Valley Middle School

By Tribune-Review
The Quaker Valley Middle School orchestra will host “For the Love of Music” on Feb. 6 in the middle school, 618 Harbaugh St., Sewickley. The event features a catered dinner, entertainment by Quaker Valley orchestra students and a concert by Cello ...

Aleppo woman remembered for love of animals, gentle way with others

By Bobby Cherry
Kimberly Moran loved animals. Moran, 49, of Aleppo, died Saturday morning in her Sewickley Heights Manor neighborhood while walking two Bernese mountain dogs — Illini and ...

Photos: Animal Friends offers second chance

By Kristina Serafini
Animal Friends rescued 46 animals as part of its annual New Year’s Eve Rescue. The Ohio Township shelter rescued 31 dogs, 14 cats and one rabbit. ...

Missing dog of Aleppo woman killed by sliding car found

By Matthew Santoni
Friends and family have found the dog that had gone missing after an Aleppo woman was struck and killed by a sliding car Saturday. Kimberly Moran, 49, was walking her two dogs along Sewickley Ridge Drive about 8:15 a.m. when a ...

Sewickley area garden clubs thrive in winter

By Mya Koch
From Sewickley through Leetsdale, gardening enthusiasts are keeping busy until it’s time to work outdoors again. When they can’t plant, they plan, said Patty Jones, co-second ...

Teen book club added to discussion groups in Sewickley Public Library

By Gary Horvath
Sewickley Public Library will revamp its newest book group next month, as part of an effort to draw more teenagers into monthly discussions of popular literature. Reference Librarian Emily Miller and teen Librarian Emily Fear will choose titles from a broader ...

No one hurt in overnight Leetsdale blaze

By Kristina Serafini 6:48 p.m.
No one was injured in an overnight commercial structure fire in Leetsdale. Leetsdale Fire Department Lt. Marty Davis said the fire began at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in a control room inside Multi-Service Supply, a division of the Buncher Co., on ...

Sewickley clergy promote sense of community in seasonal sermons

By Kyle Lawson
Whether a person is overcome by loneliness or unnerved by social unrest, religious leaders said, they had hoped to use Christmas Eve services to soothe ...

Montessori fair-trade unit raises funds, opens Sewickley students’ eyes

By Rebecca Ferraro
The jewelry is made from American-dropped bombs. The skateboards are made of melted fishing net. These items and more help Montessori Children’s Community students help people in underdeveloped regions in other parts of the world and help fund a trip to Costa ...

Variety of programs available at Sewickley Public Library

By Tribune-Review
The Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St., is offering a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration, unless otherwise noted, is available by calling 412-741-6920. Family programs • Magician Al Mazing will visit the library for a ...

Work scheduled for Waterworks Road near border of Sewickley, Aleppo

By Bobby Cherry
An estimated $2.2 million project will straighten a stretch of Waterworks Road near the border of Sewickley and Aleppo, borough and Allegheny County leaders said. Three projects are part of the plan, county construction engineering manager Mike Dillon said. Allegheny County ...

Sewickley council members to weigh garage plans

By Bobby Cherry
Plans for Sewickley council members to consider a privately run garage at the site of the current Green Street public parking lot are moving forward. Solicitor Richard Tucker said council members next month could see documents his office is expected to ...