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Sewickley Herald names Man, Woman, Citizen of Year

Bobby Cherry
| Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

For the 40th consecutive time, the Sewickley Herald will celebrate a new class of honorees for its Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year.

Each year, Sewickley Herald staff members have the difficult task of deciding who to select as our Man, Woman and Citizen of the Year. There is no shortage of community members and groups who help to make the Sewickley Valley what it is.

For their dedication to the community the previous year, then-District Justice James Russo and Gloria Berry were, in January 1977, named the 1976 Sewickley Herald man and woman of the year, respectively.

Since then, countless individuals from across the Sewickley Valley have been honored by the community and the Herald.

The Herald staff is pleased to announce this year's honorees.

For his commitment to land conservation across the region, including his work to preserve 300 acres in Sewickley Valley communities — more than half of which were acquired within the last three years, Roy Kraynyk has been named the Sewickley Herald Man of the Year for 2015.

For her work among a number of Sewickley Valley nonprofit organizations, including the Old Sewickley Post Office Corp. and Union Aid Society to name just two of them, Susan Sour has been named the Sewickley Herald Woman of the Year for 2015.

For the group's work to preserve a watershed and protect wildlife — including spearheading a project last year to save an uncommon type of salamander, the Little Sewickley Creek Watershed Association has been named the Sewickley Herald Citizen of the Year for 2015.

Join the Herald staff in recognizing our newest set of honorees at the Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, Edgeworth, for our annual Sewickley Herald honors dinner on April 15.

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

The dinner menu will include a mixed greens salad with berries, pecans, mandarin oranges with raspberry vinaigrette; chicken piccata with white wine and lemon caper sauce served with red skin potatoes and green beans with julienne carrots; and, for dessert, vanilla cake drizzled with raspberry sauce.

Reservations, including the first and last names of those in your party, are required no later than April 8 to the Sewickley Herald and can be done by calling 412-324-1406 or sending an e-mail to A table seats 10 people. Payment is nonrefundable after April 8 and must be made in full prior to April 8.

Your reservation should indicate which of the honorees you are supporting.

Checks can be mailed to Sewickley Herald, Attn: Honors Dinner, 504 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143. Checks should be made payable to Trib Total Media.

Bobby Cherry is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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