Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties. The watch remains in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service, which says some storms cound be severe with damaging winds. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected mainly after 5 p.m. and before midnight. A hazardous weather outlook is also in effect this week, with frosty and potentially freezing conditions possible on Friday and Saturday nights and possibly Sunday. Here's a look at the forecast: Be sure to upload your photos or videos of any weather or storm-related damage.
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Quinn Boyle was chosen as this year's winner of the Memorial Day Parade Committee's annual contest.
Quinn Boyle was excited to learn she was chosen as this year's winner of the annual Gettysburg Address contest. The 14-year-old Sewickley resident went before members of the Memorial Day Parade Committee earlier this month to recite the entire 270-word Gettysburg Address. As she delivered the words from memory, Quinn said the four committee members, all veterans, nodded their heads with approval. "I could tell they knew it from front to back and they were shaking their heads when I got it right," she said. The eighth-grader practiced for about three weeks. In preparation for the audition in early May, Quinn said she filmed herself on a iPad to practice. On Tuesday, she was joined by her mom Janice Patz during a ceremony with Sewickley …
Take a look at the 2013 Primary results as they are reported by Allegheny County.
D- No Democratic Candidates D – Robert A. Powner Mayor Council - 4-year term, four seats D – No Democratic Candidates No Candidates: Mayor Tax Collector Auditor - 6-year term, one seat Auditor - 4-year term, one seat Auditor - 2-year term, one seat Member of Council - 4-year term, four seats Member of Council - 2-year term, one seat D – Barbara M. Carrier R- No Republican Candidates 38 - 100% R – none No Candidates: Mayor Tax Collector Member of Council - 4-year term, four seats R – none Commissioner - 4-year term, two seats D – James B. Janaszek R – none Council - 4-year term, four seats Republican Council - 4-year term, four seats Democratic D – Thomas Belcastro Member of Council - 4 –year term, three seats Member…
Two newcomers in Region 3 will also vie for one seat in the general election.
Two newcomers and an incumbent won nominations for Quaker Valley School Board in Tuesday's primary election, while two others will vie for one seat in the general election. Quaker Valley alumni Daniela Sauro Helkowski and Jonathan Kuzma won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in Region 1 for Quaker Valley School Director. The two are endorsed by the Concerned Taxpayers of Quaker Valley, a group opposed to the district purchasing homes near the high school for construction purposes. Incumbent Sarah Heres, who ran unopposed, also won nominations from both parties in Region 2. Robb Bunde won the Democratic nomination in Region 3, and will face fellow newcomer Mary Ann Wagner, who won the Republican nomination. Municipal races In …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Scroll down to see the results from the May 21, 2013 primary races. Data is provided by Allegheny County Division of Elections.
QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 1 (Bell Acres, Leet, Leetsdale), 2 seats, 4-year term Democratic QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 1 (Bell Acres, Leet, Leetsdale), 2 seats, 4-year term Republican QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 2 (Sewickley), 4-year term, 1 seat Democratic QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 2 (Sewickley), 4-year term, 1 seat Republican QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 3 (Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights, Sewickley Hills), 4-year term, 1 seat Republican QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 3 (Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights, …
Some helpful links with information for how to pitch in as Oklahomans try to pick up the pieces today from yesterday's massive tornado.
The devastating tornado that rocked Oklahoma on Monday leaves many in the Sewickley area wondering how to help. Patch is about helping your neighbors, and today after the devastation near Oklahoma City where a giant tornado claimed the lives of at least 51 people, including many children, Oklahoma is our neighbor. In addition to hoping the best for the survivors and rescue workers still trying to make sense of the devastation today, here are some links where you can donate your time or money to help the recovery efforts. Give: Share: Do you have any experience with a tornado or other natural disaster? What do people need most after going through something like this? Share your tips with us by writing a blog post. Also, if you know of any …
Planning to vote today? Sewickley Patch has information to help you cast your vote.
Today is Primary Election Day. Your vote will help determine who advances to the General Election in the fall. Review Patch's 2013 election coverage to get the scoop on candidates running for various seats including races in Sewickley, Leetsdale, Leet Township and the Quaker Valley School Board. Here are some quick things you need to know: Your vote counts, so don’t forget to get out there today. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Police in Sewickley, Leetsdale, Edgeworth and other surrounding communities will be out for Memorial Day weekend.
The West Hills DUI Task Force will be conducting enforcement operations over Memorial Day weekend. These operations will be in the form of sobriety checkpoints and/or roving DUI patrols between May 24 and 26. Taking part in the operations are officers from Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Sewickley boroughs. Also part of the effort are officers from Avalon, Bellevue, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Sewickley boroughs; and Moon, Robinson, Crescent, Findlay, Kennedy, North Fayette, Ohio and Stowe townships. To find out how much alcohol you can safely consume, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.