Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tickets are available now.
Village Theater Company is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, April 27 to help raise support for a local family movie theater. The fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. at the BarN on the corner of Scaife and Glen Mitchell roads in Sewickley Heights. Patty Jones of Village Theater said about $500,000 has been raised to date. In the next few months, there will be a big push to reach the total funding goal. Jones said the non-profit group seeks to raise $1.5 million by end of June 2013 in order to break ground and take advantage of "no land acquisition costs" being offered by the Thorn-Walnut development company. The company owns the parcel of land in downtown Sewickley where the theater could be built. Tickets are available on the website at http://…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The historic landmark is scheduled for auction in February.
Exactly a year ago, the community was working together to preserve the historic Walter Robinson Legion Post 450 from sheriff's sale. Now the post that offered membership and served as a gathering spot for black veterans during segregation is back on the sheriff's sale list. According to the Pittsburgh Legal Journal, the sale is expected to take place on Feb. 4 and the Chadwick Street post owes $110,576 in mortgage debt. The American Legion averted sheriff's sale in 2011 when the organization, unable to pay $125,000 in debt, filed for bankruptcy. The building has been designated a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. "Like" us on Facebook | Follow us Twitter Check out more of today's top headlines.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Toy construction trucks have become a symbol of community support for the Derkoshes, whose 2-year-old son Maddox died Nov. 4 at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
The Sewickley Mom’s Club and the Sewickley Newcomer’s Club recently joined forces in memory of little Maddox Derkosh, who died at the zoo Nov. 4. Members from both organizations participated in a toy truck drive, resulting in 30 trucks of various sizes donated over the course of a week in memory of the 2-year-old. Maddox died after he fell into a zoo exhibit and was mauled by dogs. Toy trucks have become a symbol of community support for the Derkoshes and are being collected indefinitely. The trucks were delivered Sunday and will be donated to a children's charity in Maddox's memory. Like Sewickley Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at a historical barn in Sewickley Heights and benefits Allegheny Land Trust.
The fifth annual Bounty in the BarN—a harvest celebration with a Western flair—will be held Saturday featuring a feast of wines and food. The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, hosted in a historical barn in Sewickley Heights and benefits the Allegheny Land Trust. This is the the major fundraising event for Allegheny Land Trust, with proceeds benefitting local land conservation efforts. According to Allegheny Land Trust, there are projects waiting for funding that will add up to 1,000 acres to the current total of 1,500 acres under ALT protection. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Betsy Lawrence Band and the Modern Western Square Dancers with Barbara MacDonald, square dance caller. Cost for this evening of …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
About a dozen chefs have confirmed for Savoring Sewickley, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Sewickley Public Library.
If you don't have tickets, it's not too late to get them for the 13th annual Savoring Sewickley event at the Sewickley Public Library. The culinary extravaganza, hosted by the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and includes some of Sewickley's finest chefs and caterers. More than a dozen will serve up one or two--and in some cases three--of their signature dishes for guests to sample at the annual dining fundraiser. "It's just one of the most fun evenings that I know of in the community," said Wayne T. Murphy, president of the library's Board of Trustees. "It's just a delightful evening." The theme of this year's event celebrates the library's four-star status. Murphy said the Sewickley …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Church volunteers unload pumpkins for the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.
Travel along Broad Street in Sewickley and you'll likely discover a fall tradition is back—the Pumpkin Patch at Sewickley United Methodist Church. More than 50 volunteers pitched in Sunday to help unload a tractor-trailer filled with the first load of pumpkins to arrive this season. More than 800 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes were arranged on the church lawn for the 11th annual Pumpkin Patch. Lou Ann Scott, pumpkin organizer, said the fundraiser benefits the Navajo Indians of New Mexico. The Pumpkin Patch pays for the land lease on the reservation in Farmington, N.M., along with the cost for seeds, cultivation, fertilization, labor, trucking and other necessities. The church keeps a percentage of the proceeds based on what it sells…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Liz Berlin, performing with Rusted Root, is among the those who will take the stage Sunday at the 2012 Allegheny County Music Festival.
The music business is nothing but glitz, glamor and glory. Sure, it might look that way to aspiring performers. But they're in for plenty of peaks and valleys, lots of hard work and the strong possibility of not exactly making it big. One Pittsburgh musician who's gained an international following is happy to pass along her perspective. Liz Berlin, singer and percussionist for the Platinum Award-winning rock band Rusted Root, has just completed her 10th Real.Life.Music Camp, in which she and other industry professionals help prepare youngsters for the challenges they're bound to face. "I feel like I've been through a lot in my career, and I'd like to share the reality of what it means to be in the music business," says Liz. "We take them …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The fifth annual Candidates' Comedy Night on Aug. 16 will spotlight the comedic talents of candidates running for political office in the November general election to raise money for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.
Some national, state and local candidates running in the November general election will be trading the campaign trail for the Pittsburgh Improv stage at the Waterfront in Homestead next Thursday, Aug. 16, to present a night of comedy to benefit area children. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Candidates' Comedy Night spotlights the comedic talents of candidates—including D. Raja, Republican candidate for the 37th state Senatorial District —in a fundraiser to benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. In addition to Raja, this year’s featured performers are: incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat; incumbent Congressman Mike Doyle, a Democrat, and Dr. Hans Lessmann, his Republican challenger in the 14th Congressional District …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The fundraisers take place Sunday and Monday, respectively.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Kathleen Coder and Jeremy Angus are entered in the primary race for the Republican nomination to the Pennsylvania State House, 16th Legislative District. Both are vying for the seat currently held by State Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Ambridge. Jeremy Angus' campaign is hosting a "Penguins Party" fundraiser beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and after the game at Rook's East Side Saloon, Ambridge. The event includes complimentary food. Cost is $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, call 724-987-4602 or email KimPizzella@gmail.com, www.JeremyAngus.com Kathy Coder is running for state representative in the 16th Legislative District. Her 2012 Campaign Kickoff Reception with campaign chairman and NFL legend Rocky Bleier will be held from 6 p.m. …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Honorees at the fundraiser Saturday included Stan Rideout, Bettie Cole and Louis “Boots” Lockhart.
Louis “Boots” Lockhart was feeling positive about the turnout Saturday night even before the large hall at the American Legion on Chadwick Street began filling up. “I think it’s going to be all right, better than I thought,” Lockhart said, as guests streamed through the door. As the oldest member, Lockhart has seen better days at the historic Walter Robinson American Legion Post 450. During segregation, the post served as the gathering place for many black veterans and played host to such musical legends as Dizzy Gillepsie, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and Fats Domino. “Ray Charles was here twice; I remember him,” Lockhart recalled. While many years have gone by since then, the early spirit of the Legion seemed to come alive Saturday. …