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Sewickley mom, dad thankful for ‘incredible’ support since son’s death

By Bobby Cherry
Love surrounds the Galluzzos. Matthew Galluzzo wrote that in a blog post last month reflecting on the Aug. 10 death of his son, Owen Thomas ...

Sewickley taxes going up

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley’s property tax rate is on the way up next year. Council members last week approved the $5.6 million budget, increasing the borough’s property tax rate from 5.95 mills to 6.5 mills. That means, a homeowner whose property is valued at $179,100 ...

Yuletide in Sewickley set to kick off with Small Business Saturday, Light Up Night

By Bobby Cherry
Yuletide in Sewickley events, including Light Up Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 5, are planned for the holiday season. Yuletide in Sewickley is ...

Stream alters theater blueprint in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
Plans have changed for a two-screen movie theater set to be built in Sewickley’s business district because of an underground stream. Originally planned to run parallel with the sidewalk along Walnut Street, the nonprofit Village Theater Co. design changed to ...

Tree decorating set in Glen Osborne, other events planned

By Mya Koch
The community is invited at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 6 as the Glen Osborne tree is decorated in front of Osborne Elementary School. Those attending may bring an ornament if they wish. The Cochran Hose Company will be on hand to ...

Quaker Valley hires middle school chief for $108,500

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley Middle School will have a new leader in January. Board members last week hired Anthony Mooney, 31, of Canonsburg, as principal of the sixth- through eighth-grade building. He will earn $108,500. Originally from New Castle, Mooney has spent the last ...

Quaker Valley official says test scores only fraction of story

By Bobby Cherry
While all four Quaker Valley School District buildings received passing scores on the state’s School Performance Profiles, a district leader says work is needed to help more students do well. Assistant Superintendent Andrew Surloff said numbers don’t tell the whole story ...

Herald staffers share reasons for giving thanks

By Tribune-Review
A few weeks ago, we asked you to tell us why you were thankful. So it got us thinking: We have motivation of our own to express thankful thoughts this time of year. Mya Koch, news editor It’s nearly impossible to ...

Photos: Quaker Valley performs version of ‘Peter Pan’ show

By Kristina Serafini
Quaker Valley Middle School performed “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” Nov. 20-21. Kristina Serafini is a photographer and staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can ...

Fox Chapel woman to showcase creations at annual Sewickley ‘Holiday mART’

By Mya Koch
Pat Falbo of Fox Chapel always has loved teaching. But it wasn’t until she put down the books and picked up the tools of a ...

Sewickley Herald archive goes digital

By Bobby Cherry
Jim Woods has spent countless hours amassing a collection of family history through research using Sewickley Herald archives in the Sewickley Public Library. But much of ...

Quaker Valley responds to threat involving Snapchat

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley leaders have increased security at the high school in Leetsdale this week after a possible threat involving a photo messaging app. “A student sent a Snapchat message that was believed to represent a possible threat to the safety of ...

Sewickley Valley drive lets participants do their own shopping

By Gary Horvath
After helping families in need for more than 100 years in the Sewickley Valley, a change in the Union Aid Society’s holiday donation program has allowed those families to do more to help themselves in recent years. It was a ...

Sewickley man opposes razing of his Sprott Way home

By Bobby Cherry
A Sewickley man said he hopes he can salvage a Sprott Way house that could be slated for demolition. Jon Hilliard is seeking to have about $42,000 in taxes abolished from 326 Sprott Way so it would be feasible for him ...

Council action could mean townhomes on commercial acreage in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
Townhomes soon could be constructed within Sewickley’s business district. Sewickley council members Monday night approved amending a borough ordinance to permit townhomes within the municipality’s C-1 zoning district. The move means Zamias Properties could construct townhomes on property abutting Locust Place, Centennial ...

Leetsdale Snowflake Classic planned Saturday

By Tribune-Review
The Leetsdale Snowflake Classic 5K will be held Saturday. Runners can register at register.chronotrack.com. Runner bag/packet pickup may be done in advance at Elite Runners and Walkers in Robinson once registered. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Quaker Valley High ...

Old Economy Village official to address Sewickley mens club

By Tribune-Review
Michael Knecht, site administrator of Old Economy Village, will address the Senior Men’s Club at 10 a.m. Friday in the Sewickley Valley YMCA, Blackburn Road. Fellowship, coffee and doughnuts begin at 9:30 a.m. Knecht oversees the operations the historic site, ...

Photos: Sewickley Academy stacks up

By Kristina Serafini
Sewickley Academy students on Nov. 13 participated in a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day ...

Photos: Sewickley Academy students perform ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’

By Kristina Serafini
Sewickley Academy Middle School students will perform “Guys and Dolls Jr.” on Friday and Saturday at the Edgeworth school. For information, visit sewickley.org. ...

Howard Hanna office comes down in Sewickley

By Kristina Serafini
Crews this week finished demolishing the Howard Hanna office at the corner of Broad and Thorn streets in Sewickley. After a June fire at the ...

Photos: Quaker Valley plays host to juggling fest

By Kristina Serafini
The Not Quite Pittsburgh Juggling Festival was held last week at Quaker Valley Middle School. ...

Construction-loving Sewickley kid gets in with crew, pens book with mom

By Kristina Serafini
Grant Webb has been obsessed with machines and how they work for most of his nine years. Now, he’s hoping to reach out to other like-minded ...

Photos: Quaker Valley jugglers learn from pros

By Kristina Serafini
Quaker Valley Middle School Juggling Club members were invited to a private show last week with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Consol ...

Group receives grant for Bell Acres athletic complex upgrades

By Bobby Cherry
An Allegheny County grant will help Quaker Valley Recreation Association build a water management system for athletic fields it operates in Bell Acres, group leaders said. With $150,000 from the Allegheny County Infrastructure Tourism Fund, QVRA President Scott Francis said the ...

Sewickley’s Village Theater Company hires 1st executive director

By Bobby Cherry
Officials of a Sewickley nonprofit hoping to build a two-screen movie theater in the center of the borough’s business district said last week they will push back a plan to break ground until early next year and announced the hiring ...

Sewickley concert feeds more than music lovers’ appetites

By Gary Horvath
When a local performer takes the stage Sunday for the fall installment of the Music Plus concert series in St. James Church in Sewickley, he’ll ...

Falling scores leave Quaker Valley officials scratching heads

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley’s superintendent said she has more questions than answers about last week’s release of the state Department of Education’s School Performance Profile. The statewide school report card offers an assessment of each public school based on testing, and incorporates factors ...

Rock-themed gala in Edgeworth to benefit Child Health Association

By Mya Koch
Marguerite Park of Sewickley Heights hopes that fans of 1980s music will be ready to see some of their favorites live and dance to some ...

Laughlin Center aims to teach children how to get along

By Gary Horvath
The Laughlin Children’s Center is offering a new class to help preschoolers polish their social skills amid concerns that children are not socially prepared for the grade school level. The Laughlin Center, located at 424 Frederick Ave. in Sewickley, is hosting ...

Sewickley Library taking part in national month for novelists

By Bobby Cherry
Emily Fear likes a good challenge. So when National Novel Writing Month — known as NaNoWriMo — comes around each November, the Sewickley Public Library teen librarian not only challenges her young patrons, but she challenges herself to take part. “It’s a ...

Quaker Valley takes 1st step toward new high school

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley leaders could be one step closer to replacing the district’s aging high school. School board members last week approved engaging Pittsburgh-based financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott to consider what the district could pay for a new building. “The first ...

Sewickley Herald wants to hear stories of thanks

By Tribune-Review
We want to hear your stories of thanks As our minds turn toward the holidays, we often are reminded about why we are thankful. Many of you have faced tough times or unusual situations over the past year and ...

Couple stunned by razing of Sewickley home

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley leaders halted municipal demolitions after a Dickson Road home on the books for code violations was razed in September. The demolition shocked homeowners, who say they wanted to fix and sell the property. Erick and Sherri Murrer of Nancy, Ky., say ...

Sewickley VFW could be forced to close amid financial concerns

By Mya Koch
A Sewickley gathering place for veterans since the 1940s could be shuttered if its financial outlook doesn’t soon change. In its heyday, Sewickley’s Donald T. Campbell ...

Quaker Valley parents urged to step up on cyber safety

By Gary Horvath
With new forms of social media growing in popularity, Quaker Valley Middle School is educating students to handle them responsibly. Middle school counselor Danielle Schultz has taught students about cyber security through in-class lectures, and now is making a push ...

Photos: Osborne Elementary students, staff ‘race for education’

By Kristina Serafini
Osborne Elementary School students and staff took part in the seventh annual Race for Education on Oct. 23 at the school in Glen Osborne. The ...

Photos: It’s the ‘Great Pumpkin,’ Sewickley YMCA

By Tribune-Review
Sewickley Valley YMCA hosted its Great Pumpkin Swim on Oct. 25. ...

Allegheny Land Trust gets state grant to help buy 30 acres in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
Allegheny Land Trust leaders received a $250,000 state grant toward purchasing about 30 acres in Sewickley, state elected leaders announced Monday. “By protecting land along Waterworks Road, Allegheny Land Trust will be able to protect woodlands and assist with storm water ...

Concern is sewer work could compromise Old Economy’s historic structures

By Bobby Cherry
Nearly 200-year-old national historic structures could be in danger if a proposed sewer line is built in Ambridge, community and Old Economy Village leaders said. Last week, Ambridge Municipal Authority members delayed awarding contracts for a nearly $13-million project that ...