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Sewickley Herald announces Man, Woman, Citizen of the Year

| Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

Each year, Sewickley Herald staff members have the difficult task of deciding who to select as our Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year.

As evidenced by the number of nominations we've received, there is no shortage of people who are deserving of this honor.

Thank you to all who took the time to nominate someone to be considered for our 2014 Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year.

After much consideration, the Herald staff is pleased to announce this year's honorees.

• For his dedication and support of the Sewickley Valley and its long-standing organizations, Wayne T. Murphy has been named the Sewickley Herald 2014 Man of the Year.

Among his contributions are serving as board president of the Sewickley Public Library for nine years; being involved in Friends of the Sewickley Public Library; serving on the advisory board of Sweetwater Center for the Arts and serving as mayor of Edgeworth Borough.

Eleanor Friedman has been selected as the Herald's 2014 Woman of the Year.

She has served two terms as president of Union Aid Society, guiding the charity through difficult times.

She was the driving force behind the first capital campaign the Union Aid board had in more than 100 years, raising funds, overseeing grant writing and helping to helm the expansion and renovation of the Union Aid Apartments.

She has been involved in Child Health and contributed to many other local charitable organizations, including the Sweetwater advisory board.

• The Herald's 2014 Citizen of the Year honor is awarded to the Sewickley Presbyterian Church elders and the Save the Pink House group for their efforts not only in saving the home, but in repurposing it to serve the community.

Join the Herald staff in recognizing our newest set of honorees at the Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, for our annual Sewickley Herald honors dinner on April 17.

The cost is $35 per person. Cash bar starts at 6 p.m.; dinner follows at 7 p.m.

The dinner menu will include a spinach, goat cheese and red onion salad with balsamic vinaigrette, strawberries and croutons; chicken Fontinella; redskin potatoes with basil; broccoli and carrots; and, for dessert, chocolate oblivion cake.

Reservations, including the first and last names of everyone in your party, are required no later than April 10 to editor Mya Koch at mkoch@tribweb.com or 412-324-1403.

They should indicate which of the honorees you are coming to support.

Checks can be mailed to Sewickley Herald Honors Dinner, 504 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143. Checks should be made payable to Trib Total Media. Payment must be made in full prior to the dinner.

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