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Sewickley painter turns hobby into successful career

By Kellie B. Gormly
Artist Claire Hardy may be a southern California native, but you would never know it based on her oil paintings depicting Pittsburgh’s industrial past. Hardy, a ...

Sweetwater curriculum picks up STEAM

By Gary Horvath
As Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley marks its 40th anniversary, education coordinator Stephanie Stewart and her staff became inspired to create an expanded ...

Art is for everyone, Sewickley library curator says

By Mya Koch
Randi Morgan recalls the moment she became an art collector. She was living in Chicago and had been visiting galleries, and a papier mache teapot ...

Howard Hanna build in Sewickley could begin next month

By Tribune-Review
Howard Hanna could start construction in late March or early April on a roughly $1 million office building in Sewickley. Sewickley Council members approved the plan earlier this month. The 4,500-square-foot building at Broad and Thorn streets calls for a flat roof, ...

Nominations for Herald honors due by March 6

By Tribune-Review
The Sewickley Herald is accepting nominations for the newspaper’s Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year honors. From now until March 6, we’ll look for your recommendations of those who have given to the Sewickley Valley community. Send us a few ...

Cherry: Forgetting charger sparks fear of missing out

By Bobby Cherry
I was a few minutes into my commute earlier this week when I realized I had forgotten the portable charger for my iPhone. After contemplating turning around to retrieve it, I quickly ran my day’s planned events through my mind and ...

Grant helps Sewickley employees analyze their fitness habits

By Bobby Cherry
One night last week, Kevin Flannery woke up 15 times and lost about 37 minutes of sleep. Sewickley’s borough manager might not have known his nightly sleeping patterns without the use of the activity and wellness tracker Fitbit. Along with sleeping patterns, ...

Sewickley approves contract with marketing group

By Bobby Cherry
Village Green Partners will continue to get a boost from tax dollars. Sewickley Council members last week approved the nonprofit group’s annual contract, which clears the way for $80,000 in tax dollars to go to the organization. Under the name Explore Sewickley, ...

$1.4M shortfall doesn’t worry Quaker Valley officials

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley School District’s preliminary budget shows about a $1.4 million shortfall, but school leaders say that number will dwindle over the next few months. “It’s so early in the year, (and there are) so many things we don’t know,” finance ...

Sewickley Academy gym replacement work begins

By Bobby Cherry
By late next week, work to renovate the Means Alumni Gym at Sewickley Academy will get underway. Students and staff this week celebrated the current gym, built in the early 1960s, with a sendoff celebration before the complex will be gutted ...

Freedom Singer visits Sewickley Academy

By Kristina Serafini
Freedom Singer Rutha Harris visited Sewickley Academy on Monday, talking to students about why she became involved with the civil rights movement. Harris shared her story ...

Hollywood film shoot ‘great exposure’ for Sewickley

By Bobby Cherry
For one day next week, a portion of Sewickley could look more like a movie shoot than a neighborhood. Portions of the CBS Films movie ...

Puppet artist brings creations, performance to Sewickley Public Library

By Kyle Lawson
When artist Tom Sarver was a teenager, he strapped what he described as a sculptural food processor to his head and projected vegetable guts across ...

Student number gap in Quaker Valley a concern

By Bobby Cherry
Nearly two miles and about 100 students separate Quaker Valley School District’s two elementary schools. With nearly 100 more students at Edgeworth Elementary School than Osborne Elementary School, district administrators are considering short- and long-term solutions to fixing the enrollment imbalance ...

Quaker Valley students could journey afar to study science

By Bobby Cherry
Next year, some Quaker Valley Middle School students could spend spring break exploring volcanoes, geysers and glaciers in Iceland as part of a science-focused trip. Middle school teachers Margot Bruno and Catherine Hanna are exploring a six-day and five-night excursion to ...

It’s fish fry time: Sewickley Valley groups host fish meals

By Bobby Cherry
Several local churches and organizations are hosting fish frys during the Lenten season. Unless otherwise noted, they begin this Friday and will be held Fridays through ...

Quaker Valley Middle School students take robotics interest to team competition

By Gary Horvath
An interest in robotics shown by two Quaker Valley Middle School students has led to the formation of two all-girl competitive LEGO robotics teams in the area. Two summers ago, Quaker Valley seventh-grader Phoebe Morrill and sixth-grader Paige Gabrielle attended a ...

Fire chief fills Sewickley council seat vacated by member’s move

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley’s fire chief has been named the borough’s newest council member. Jeff Neff, 44, of Sewickley filled a Ward III council seat vacated last month by Stan Ference. Ference moved to Edgeworth, prompting his resignation from Sewickley Council. Neff’s appointment expires at the ...

Nominations open for Sewickley Herald honors

By Tribune-Review
The Sewickley Herald is accepting nominations for the newspaper’s Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year honors. From now until March 6, we’ll look for your recommendations of those who have given unselfishly to the Sewickley Valley community. Send us a few ...

Serafini: Lost CD turns up fond memories

By Kristina Serafini
I was looking through a cabinet the other day trying to find an old CD. I had heard recently that the ska-punk band was coming to town in spring to play the entire album, so I wanted to brush up on ...

Sewickley woman, family overcome series of struggles

By Mya Koch
Omadella Cambridge-Harper is celebrating her 15th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, and as it nears, she’s more thankful than ever not only for her husband, ...

Rev. Burke: The greatest gift is love

By Rev. Thomas J. Burke
There are many things that I love. I love my family, I love being a priest at St. James Catholic Church, I love Starbucks coffee, I ...

Long-married Aleppo couples still smitten with each other

By Mya Koch
John and Patricia Coulson might never have met if not for a 1940 history class. The Coulsons and two other couples who reside in Masonic Village ...

Sewickley salt supply holding up — so far

By Bobby Cherry
Snowfall isn’t impacting Sewickley as much this winter as it did a year ago, leaders say, and the borough’s road salt supply seems adequate. Through early February, Sewickley had about 227 tons of salt on hand, borough Manager Kevin Flannery said. ...

Sewickley officials work with Duquesne Light on 10-year plan to brighten borough

By Bobby Cherry
It might seem a little brighter at night in Sewickley’s business district and other parts of the municipality, the borough’s manager said. Street lamps along Beaver Street and other nearby roadways in the municipality are being transitioned from a high-pressure sodium ...

Sewickley theater organizers look to break ground in spring

By Bobby Cherry
Construction could begin in late spring on a two-screen movie theater in Sewickley’s business district, a project organizer said. “Our hope is that we get in front of the planning commission, and we make them happy,” said Susan Kaminski, vice president ...

Study to determine trail path from Moon into Beaver County

By Gary Horvath
A study to determine how a 15-mile bike trail will travel from Moon to the Beaver County Jail site soon will get under way. “We’ll be taking a look at the routes and coming up with the best recommendation for ...

Koch: Fight off the stress by stepping back, slowing down

By Mya Koch
Slow ... it ... down. This is as much advice for myself as for all of you. Call it the rat race, or call it a nonstop treadmill, but more often than we’d like to, we all get caught up in ...

Bell Acres pups prepare to take Big Apple by storm

By Mya Koch
The Sewickley Valley will be well represented at this month’s Westminster Kennel Club show in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Dee Hasley, 61, ...

Quaker Valley sophomore begins campaign aimed at saving lives

By Gary Horvath
Quaker Valley sophomore Isabella Brown is calling for her classmates to put down their phones and perhaps save a life while they’re at it. Students ...

Letters to soldiers effort planned at Sewickley Public Library

By Bobby Cherry
Through a Letters to Soldiers program, its organizer and a Sewickley Public Library staff member hope Sewickley Valley residents thank military members. Caroline Ydstie, 30, of Crafton will bring the program she started last April to the Sewickley Public Library Feb. ...

Quaker Valley bus involved in minor crash Thursday morning

By Bobby Cherry
A Quaker Valley bus carrying about 30 high school and middle school students was involved in a crash Thursday morning in Leetsdale, a school spokeswoman said. A car and Bus 25 collided around 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of Village Drive ...

Nominations welcome for Sewickley Man, Woman, Citizen of the Year

By Tribune-Review 9:01 p.m.
It’s time again to focus our spotlight on community members who make the Sewickley Valley a better place to live. The community again is invited to help us select the Sewickley Herald’s Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year. From now until ...

5 years in, leaders, Sewickley officials laud Village Green impact

By Bobby Cherry 9:00 p.m.
In the five years since a Sewickley-based nonprofit was formed to help revitalize a fading image of the business district, leaders of the group and borough officials say it’s working. January marked the beginning of the fifth year for Village Green ...

Study may determine Quaker Valley projects

By Bobby Cherry 9:00 p.m.
What could the Quaker Valley School District look like in 10 years? That’s the question school board members and administrators hope is answered when demographer Shelby Stewman conducts a study of what the population of the 11 municipalities might be over ...

Sewickley officials weigh options for parking garage

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley leaders could know later this month whether their idea for a privately run parking garage will happen. Council members last month approved seeking bids for what borough leaders say is a minimum 150-space garage that would offer at least 55 ...

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 ...