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Antiques show organizers hope to attract new collectors

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Antiques appraiser  J. Michael Flanigan knows there has been a shift under way to leading less-formal lives than Americans once did, but he’s not completely …

Plans for former Sewickley Country Inn site scuttled

By Bobby Cherry
Plans to redevelop the site of the former Sewickley Country Inn have stalled again. In an email sent last month to Sewickley code enforcement officer Nancy Watts, architect Grant Shiring said the applicant — Scott Lantz of Heartland Homes — …

Gallery walk, music fest planned for Sewickley Valley

By Mya Koch
Visual and performing arts will be showcased in the Sewickley Valley this month in the form of two welcome-fall events. The Sewickley Gallery & Art …

Council OK sought on office-retail project near proposed theater in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
Developer Peter Friday wants to start work next month on a project that could add thousands of square feet of office and retail space to Sewickley’s business district. But he needs borough council’s approval on Monday night before forging ahead …

Sewickley Heights History Center plans Gatsby-style fundraiser

By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Heights History Center is stepping away from tradition while still stepping back in time for this year’s version of its annual fundraiser. In …

Sewickley Heights farm aims to expand agricultural opportunities

By Gary Horvath
The Dundee Farm in Sewickley Heights is getting busier by the day. The 32-acre farm, located on the corner of Blackburn and Scaife roads, grows …

Photos: Sewickley Presbyterian Church hosts Day on the Lawn

By Kristina Serafini
Sewickley Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Day on the Lawn on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the church on Beaver Street. Kristina Serafini is a staff …

Photos: Sewickley Academy heads back to class

By Kristina Serafini
Sewickley Academy students headed back to the classroom last week. Kristina Serafini is a photographer and staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be …

Photos: Sewickley Harvest Festival held

By Kristina Serafini
Sewickley’s annual Harvest Festival — held Sept. 6, 2014 — featured vendor and craft booths and local organizations and businesses. The event was organized by …

Organizers readying for 15th Savoring Sewickley event

By Mya Koch
The Friends of the Library are planning for next month’s annual Savoring Sewickley event — coined “Chapter 15.” Friends of the Library President Yunsu Park …

Koch: Sewickley, you’ve taught me so much in just a year

By Mya Koch
Well, folks, it has been just a little more than a year now since I officially took over as news editor of your Sewickley Herald. It has been a pleasant journey so far. I’ve met many of you. I’ve sat …

Village Green to debut new space in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
After celebrating about 40 ribbon-cutting ceremonies for retailers in Sewickley’s business district over the last several years, Village Green Partners organizers will celebrate their own …

Sewickley Academy leaders toss away idea of plastic bottles

By Bobby Cherry
Bye, bye, plastic bottles. When Sewickley Academy students arrived to school this week, some likely noticed water bottle refilling stations. In an effort to phase out plastic bottles across campus, the private Edgeworth school installed several of the stations for …

Sewickley library service aims to find perfect match for readers

By Bobby Cherry
Looking for a good book? Librarians at the Sewickley Public Library might be able to help you from the comfort of your own home. Using a new service called MatchBook, patrons can get book recommendations by submitting an online form …

Photos: Floral flea market held in Glen Osborne

By Keith Hodan
A floral flea market was held Aug. 30 at Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park in Glen Osborne. The event benefitted the park. …

Sewickley Academy freshman making difference through love of science

By Kristina Serafini
While most teens her age spent the summer relaxing, Chelsea Carver was conducting scientific research at a local park. Carver, 14, of Pine worked alongside …

Sewickley’s Sweetwater center adds new classes for fall

By Gary Horvath
While many locals are clinging to the last days of summer, the Sweetwater Center for the Arts is fully prepared for the fall. The Sewickley cultural center, located at the corner of Bank and Broad streets, released its catalogue of …

St. James Church in Sewickley to kick off Music Plus

By Gary Horvath
The first concert in the Music Plus series at St. James Church features an artist making his first trip to Western Pennsylvania. Stanton Lanier, a …

Classes, programs in Sewickley can show you how to de-stress

By Mya Koch
Janice Held wants you to slow down a minute, find your inner energy and learn who you really are. Held, of Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood, …

Sewickley council allows food trucks to be part of mart

By Bobby Cherry
There will be food trucks at Friday’s final summer Night Mart after all. But Sewickley Council President Susan Aleshire said if Night Mart organizers plan the event next year, “we don’t want just any kind of food truck.” Council members …

Road salt cost rises; Sewickley council OKs buy

By Bobby Cherry
Temperatures could reach the low 80s this weekend, but municipal leaders are thinking about road salt. Sewickley Council members approved spending $79.29 per ton of rock salt for the upcoming winter. Manager Kevin Flannery said the borough typically uses 1,200 …

Need to modernize closes Ambridge theater doors ... for now

By Bobby Cherry
Behind tall, black doors awaits an empty lobby covered in a red and white wallpaper design with a small glass display counter showcasing an array …

Quaker Valley replacing 490 broken, 1-year-old laptops

By Bobby Cherry
After one year of use, nearly 500 Dell laptop computers at Quaker Valley High School are being replaced because of cracks in the devices, administrators said this week. The switch of 490 Dell Latitude 3330 model laptops to Latitude 3340 …

St. James School enrollment remains steady, pastor says

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Despite a growing number of Catholic school closings regionally, enrollment at St. James School in Sewickley remains steady, a pastor at the church said. Classes at St. James began last Thursday where about 155 students are enrolled in kindergarten through …

Sewickley-based group seeks $1M for Sewickley Heights land

By Bobby Cherry
There’s a 58-acre “hole” in Sewickley Heights Borough Park that municipal leaders and Allegheny Land Trust staff say they’re close to acquiring. But they’re looking for public support. Leaders from the Sewickley-based Allegheny Land Trust said this week the group …

Photos: Quaker Valley students head back to class

By James Knox
Most Quaker Valley students headed back to the classroom Monday. At the high school, 10-12 grade returned Tuesday. …

Quaker Valley’s new chief eyes change, respects tradition

By Bobby Cherry
Heidi Ondek has seen many first days of school during her time as an educator. But this year is different. When classes begin Monday for …

Lane: Here’s to the making of an organized student

By Sandra Lane
It’s that time again: Back to school. It’s when we see our kids face the challenges of keeping up with a fast pace of activities, …

Bus staff to work weekend ahead of Quaker Valley’s first day

By Bobby Cherry
As Quaker Valley students prepare to return to class Monday and Tuesday, transportation staff are working the weekend to help answer questions before buses start again. “During the first week of each school year, buses tend to run late,” district …

Interim Quaker Valley Middle School principal named

By Bobby Cherry
There will be one less Quaker Valley administration position left vacant when classes begin on Monday. Quaker Valley leaders this week named John Bornyas as …

Sewickley area experts react to Robin Williams’ death, depression

By Mya Koch
“Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And …

Sewickley Council, theater group reach lease agreement

By Larissa Dudkiewicz
Village Theater Co. leaders hope to have approval through the Sewickley’s planning commission in time for an October groundbreaking of a two-screen movie theater on Walnut Street. Sewickley Council last week approved entering a lease agreement with the nonprofit group …

Sewickley councilman questions workshop meeting vote

By Bobby Cherry
When Sewickley Council members last week voted to approve an agreement to allow the nonprofit Village Theater Co. to lease land on Walnut Street, they did so at a workshop meeting — a meeting elected leaders typically reserve for discussion, …

Privately run parking garage proposed in Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
First there was a proposal for a publicly run garage. Now, there’s a proposal for a privately run garage. Frank Zappala and Peter Friday, of Green Street Partners LLC, presented plans on Monday night during Sewickley’s council meeting to consider …

Sewickley ash trees succumb to green beetle

By Bobby Cherry
More than 10 years since first being discovered in the United States, the emerald ash borer continues to wreak havoc on ash trees in Pennsylvania and across the continent. In Sewickley, borough Manager Kevin Flannery said several trees need to …

Edgeworth attorney honored for support of Villa St. Joseph

By Kristina Serafini
Although Eugene Giotto is honored to be receiving Villa St. Joseph’s 2014 Partner in Caring Award, he said there are many others there who deserve …

Sewickley church librarian knew that’s where she belonged

By Gary Horvath
Sewickley has added the distinction of being home to one of the top librarians in the country. Ruth White, who has lived in Sewickley with …