Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The pet-friendly event draws big crowds, big smiles and of course, dogs.
The fourth annual Sewickley Unleashed brought out the crowds, the dogs, and plenty of smiles on Saturday in downtown Sewickley. A "fun" raiser for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, the event featured a 5K run/walk, the annual pet parade and a showcase of adoptable pets. There were also numerous pet-related vendors, including area rescue groups, pet sitters, information and merchandise. Check out the Patch gallery of photos from Sewickley Unleashed. Be sure to upload your own photos and videos by clicking the upload button on this article.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Mary Ann Wagner is one of two candidates running for one seat in Region 3, which represents Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills.
Mary Ann Wagner, 71, of Glen Osborne, previously served for 12 years on the Quaker Valley School Board. She is currently serves on the district's Public Budget Committee, a group of about 25 to 30 local taxpayers. Wagner, who is retired, is a former sales representative for L'Oreal Paris and U.S. Steel. She was also a credit analyst for U.S. Steel. Her interests include antiques and she is a volunteer at Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures held each year at Heinz History Center. She also enjoys playing Bridge. Here is Wagner's statement announcing the reasons for her candidacy: "My goal as a school director is to be involved in the district's finances. My 12 years experience as a School Director (vice president of the school board) is …
Robert Morris University held it 88th commencement ceremony on Friday and Saturday.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald offered three pieces of advice to approximately 220 Robert Morris University students receiving their master’s and doctoral degrees Fitzgerald was the keynote speaker at Friday's commencement ceremony in the Sewall Center Arena on the Moon Township campus. On Saturday, May 11, approximately 500 students received bachelor’s degrees at RMU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, where Bob Rogers, president of Development Dimensions International, was the keynote speaker. Congratulations 2013 graduates.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The concert series kicks off on Friday, May 31.
Allegheny County officials have announced the line-up for the 2013 Summer Concert Series. The Pittsburgh CLO will kick off the concert series on Friday, May 31, with “A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3” featuring Gene Kelly Award winners at the South Park Amphitheater. Pittsburgh Opera will begin the season on Sunday, June 2 at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Summer performances include Grammy Award winners Sarah Watkins, the Yellowjackets and Rickie Lee Jones at Hartwood Acres, as well as Grammy Award nominees Monty Alexander, Sixpence None the Richer and James Hunter at South Park. The concert series will come to an end on Sept. 1 with the Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root and special guest Joel Plaskett at Hartwood …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
For the first time in school history, both Sewickley Academy candidates for the 2013 WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award were selected as winners.
For the first time in school history, both Sewickley Academy candidates for the 2013 WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award were selected as winners. Seniors Amy Kolor and Jordan Milo were selected out of 10 male and 10 female candidates who came from about 140 WPIAL high schools. According to Sewickley Academy, Amy received several awards at the end of her junior year, including highest honors, the English Award, and the Harvard Book Award. She was also a first-ballot selection to the Cum Laude Society. She served as a captain for the girls soccer team and was a member of the first U.S. student delegation to visit Nepal and Sri Lanka after being accepted into the South Asia Youth Summit. Jordan Milo is captain of three varsity sports – golf, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Opening receptions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, followed by an extended opening to galleries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sewickley's annual 2013 Spring Gallery Walk is on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 with opening receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The gallery openings extend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. St. James Parish —200 Walnut St. "St. James Frames" presents more than 10 artists' works on display including paintings, photographs and sculpture in the St. James Gathering Space. Included are works by an artist in physical rehabilitation and several young artists of the parish. Available for sale will be a 2014 calendar and stationary representing the artistic efforts of the children of St. James School. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in the church’s gathering space on Walnut Street. Refreshments will be served. Art will be open for …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day allows employees to bring their own children to work and offer them experiences in their workplace.
The fourth Thursday of April is Take Your Child To Work Day, and lands on April 25 this year. This is the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day—as it is officially called. This year's theme is "work in progress." Click here to view a copy of the Congress and Senate resolution dedicating April 25 as Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. The program was developed to help girls and boys explore the many life choices they have. More than 37 children and adults participate in the day each year. The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board encourages employers to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, as part of its 7th annual Imagine! Career Week, being held from April 22-26. Imagine! Career Week …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Check out our complete listing of fish fry dinners in the Sewickley area, along with menus, times and prices.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tickets to the second annual event are now on sale. Limited entries are also being accepted for Sewickley's 2013 "Best Souper Chef" contest.
Get ready for a food tasting journey. The Sewickley Soup Crawl returns on Saturday, March 16, when participants will have a chance to roam charming neighborhood retailers while tasting a range of signature homemade soups. Alex DeLoia of Village Green Partners said the second annual event will again pair local restaurant cooks with various retailers in the downtown business district. The restaurants will serve their soups out of the retailers, DeLoia said. "Each attendant, when you register, will get a map with all of the soups labeled," DeLoia said. Soups that are tasted will be marked off the list, and once complete, participants can cast a vote for their favorite dish to choose the winner of the Golden Ladle. The day will begin at …