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Sewickley Academy student, family work with leprosy patients

By Mya Koch
When Stephen Bowles trekked across Nepal 35 years ago, he did not imagine the legacy he was creating for the family he one day would …

Koch: Even a tropical paradise is painted with black and gold

By Mya Koch
It took 13 hours in the car and hundreds of miles to get there, but at last, I had arrived. Away from the desk, away from the concrete jungle. There I was in one of my favorite places in the …

Sewickley Heights couple named Good Samaritans

By Kristina Serafini
Though Matthew and Leslie Braksick said they are honored to receive this year’s Samaritan Counseling Center of Western Pennsylvania Good Samaritan Award, the Sewickley Heights couple said they feel a little undeserving. The award, which will be presented during the …

Luncheons serve more than patrons at Sewickley’s Christy House

By Mya Koch
Tucked behind a picket fence on the corner of Frederick and Walnut streets in Sewickley is a quaint, Victorian-style home that offers a full menu …

Sewickley tackles same issues as other small towns

By Bobby Cherry
Sewickley organizers and those from other communities must work together to help all small downtown districts prosper, a statewide revitalization group director said. “What we’re trying to do is convey the sense that the way the economy works today, communities …

Growing third-grade class sizes a concern at Quaker Valley

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley teachers and administrators are keeping watch on the district’s burgeoning grade three class sizes, Superintendent Heidi Ondek said. At 147 students, third grade is not the largest elementary class size, but each classroom in that level has 24 …

Quaker Valley school pictures to be taken by teacher

By Bobby Cherry
In an attempt to help offer financial support to some school activities, Quaker Valley has forgone the use of outside school photography services — at …

Quaker Valley could consider changes to volunteer program

By Bobby Cherry
Parents used to be able to walk into a school building with snacks and party decor, check into a front office and head to a classroom with relatively few restrictions. Times have changed, and so have rules governing who has …

Reporter want ad: Seeking Sewickley-area pumpkin carvers

By Tribune-Review
Seeking pumpkin carvers Could you give Martha Stewart tips on how to carve a pumpkin? The Sewickley Herald is seeking people who take carving autumnal …

Photos: Fern Hollow holds music festival

By Kristina Serafini
Fern Hollow Nature Center held a music festival Saturday in Sewickley Heights. …

Water Works Road in Sewickley could be straightened

By Bobby Cherry
It’s not every day a portion of a roadway is relocated. But that’s what could happen soon in Sewickley as borough and Allegheny County workers work on a plan that would straighten out a portion of Water Works Road near …

Race for Wade to benefit Leet teen fighting rare disorder

By Gary Horvath
A few years ago, Wade Mancuso would have traded anything to be like his brother, Zach Mancuso, for one day. “When (Wade) was at his worst, he said, ‘I want to be like my brother for just one day, but …

Dog training faux paws: Are you guilty?

By Andrea Lamping
Some pet owners need a few guidelines when it comes to training a four-legged family member. Here are some common mistakes. 1. Correcting misbehavior the …

Richard Zana Music Festival continues in Harmony all weekend

By Tribune-Review
ZanaFest, the sixth annual Richard Zana Music Festival, is planned through Sunday at Harmony Ridge Golf Club, 1280 Breitenstein Road in Harmony Township. More than 50 acts will perform many genres of music during the five-day event, which started Wednesday. …

Event to celebrate saving of Sewickley’s ‘pink house’

By Bobby Cherry
An event planned Sept. 27 at the Sewickley Presbyterian Church will celebrate the community and church’s accomplishments to keep the so-called “pink house” standing. Community organizers and church leaders say a community promise from 2012 to raise $200,000 nearly is …

Heritage Valley adds support to Sewickley YMCA’s Faith in Action

By Kristina Serafini
Because most local senior citizens using Faith in Action services have been taking rides to Heritage Valley doctors and facilities, officials of the health system and the Sewickley Valley YMCA decided this summer to create a formal partnership to support …

Sewickley fire horn usage to be reduced

By Bobby Cherry
After complaints earlier this year about noise from Sewickley’s fire horn, its hours of operation have been decreased. Cochran Hose Company Chief Jeff Neff declined to specify how hours have been cut, but said the horn still will function during …

Sewickley council delays vote on office building

By Bobby Cherry
Ground still could be broken next month on a plan to build a two-floor office building on Walnut Street in Sewickley, but council members delayed approving the project until next month. Council members were scheduled to vote Monday night, but …

Quaker Valley names high school principal as assistant superintendent

By Bobby Cherry
Quaker Valley school directors on Tuesday named high school principal Andrew Surloff the district’s assistant superintendent. Surloff replaces Heidi Ondek, who in the spring was appointed superintendent. Surloff joined the district as a middle school social studies teacher in 1999 …

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 …

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 …