Friday, September 21, 2012
Patch gives you a few suggestions for your weekend. Read our picks and tell us about your own
The weekend is here! Check out these seven lucky ideas and have a good time. 1. St. James Historic Photo Gallery When/Where: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at St. James Church, Sewickley. Why Go: Stroll through 150 years of St. James history with a photo gallery featuring the past and present. Admission: Free. 2. 59th Annual Clothesline & Used Book Sale When/Where: 10 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 in Means Gym at Sewickley Academy. Why Go: Thousands of items of quality clothing for men, women, and children will be offered at bargain prices. Admission: Free. 3. Sewickley 5K Heart and Sole When/Where: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at War Memorial Park, Blackburn Road, Sewickley. Why Go: Get…
Monday, September 3, 2012
The last of the traditional summer holidays is observed by local, county, state, and federal governments.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. But it also symbolizes the end of summer and is usually celebrated with parties, parades, and athletic events. History The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary, organized the event. By 1893, more than half the states were observing Labor Day on one day or another. Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day. Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade In Pittsburgh, the annual Labor Day parade steps off at…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Police are investigating the report.
Leetsdale police are looking for a tan van after receiving a report Thursday of an attempted child luring in the borough. Police received a report Thursday afternoon of an older black male in his late 40s or early 50s who approached a 14-year-old girl in his vehicle while she was walking between Wendy's and Henle Park. Police said the man attempted to get the girl to come to him and get in his van at which point she and her friend ran to Henle Park. Once at the park, police said girl and her friend made contact with the workers in the summer parks program, but they did not see the van again at that time. The van is described as a newer model tan vehicle with tinted windows. Police said the girl also saw another person in the van, but had …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Police passed out free helmets to children Wednesday in Henle Park as part of the summer parks program.
Aidan Sloppy appeared excited when the 6-year-old was fitted Wednesday with a shiny, new red bicycle helmet. He needed a new one, said his mom Eileen Ford of Ambridge. "He breaks his helmet periodically," said Ford, adding that this time her son actually outgrew his old one. In all, the Leetsdale Police Department handed out 20 free helmets to children attending the summer parks program and promised to return to Henle Park with 20 more once a shipment of larger ones come in. The helmet program is sponsored each year by the Leetsdale Neighborhood Watch group. PennDOT strongly recommends that all bicyclists wear helmets whenever they ride, but anyone under 12 is required to wear a helmet in when riding a bicycle. This also applies to anyone…
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Fourth of July committee seeks to raise about $20,000 for the annual Independence Day celebration.
Leetsdale’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be here before you know it and organizers are hoping to raise money to help cover the costs. Mary Kay Dschuhan, fundraising chairwoman, said she has been canvassing neighborhoods to help raise $15,000 to $20,000 funds for the event. She also plans to sit at Giant Eagle this week to catch up with more potential donations. “This event brings old-fashion fun and camaraderie to the residents of the Quaker Valley area and beyond,” Dschuhan said in a letter to residents. “Many communities no longer sponsor celebrations of this nature.” Council on Thursday released a balance of $684 to the committee that was left over from last year, but that's not nearly enough to cover the entire price tag. The…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The program will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer. The splash pad will close atl 6 p.m.
Summertime fun is just around the corner at Henle Park. The ever-popular Leetsdale Summer Parks Program starts on Monday, June 11. Paula Scimio, president of the recreation board, said the free program is open to the public, though children ages 6 and under must be with an adult. Children ages 7 to 18 may attend without adult supervision, she said Sign-ups are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and kids can also sign up any day throughout the summer. The summer program will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday while the splash pad will be open until 6 p.m. "We serve free breakfast and lunch every day. We have great crafts and games planned all summer. Our concession stand will be opened as well as the splash pad," Scimio said. About 65 children…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Splash Pad at Henle Park opens Monday, June 11 in Leetsdale.
With temperatures heating up, it's time for the pool. Although a number of pools opened for Memorial Day weekend, some local pools are opening later this month. Henle Park in Leetsdale - The Splash Pad season opens Monday, June 11. Hours of operation will run from noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Sewickley Community Center —The pool opens for the season on Thursday, June 14. Hours of operation are 12:30 to 6 p.m. daily. A full free day of swimming will be offered on June 23 during the annual Juneteenth celebration. For more information, leave a message at 412-741-5430. The pool season runs until Aug. 27. Sewickley Valley YMCA— the large pool and warm water pool are open all year round. For a complete pool schedule, …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Leetsdale police said Jamal Gloster, 18, and Myles Graham, 20, of Leetsdale, fought last week in Henle Park.
A Quaker Valley High School senior already facing drug charges and a Leetsdale man were both arrested last week after a fist fight broke out between the two in Henle Park. Leetsdale police filed charges today against Jamal A. Gloster, 18, of Nevin Avenue, Sewickley, and Myles Graham, 20, of Ohio River Boulevard, Leetsdale. Both are charged with simple assault and harassment. According to a criminal complaint, police were called to in Henle Park shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, for a report of a fight between two males near the upper pavilion. Police said Gloster and Graham were going their separate ways when officers arrived. Officers stopped and interviewed Gloster, who told police that he and Graham fought “in order to establish…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The annual festival included a slate of activities and various food and craft vendors.
Leetsdale Garden Club’s sixth annual Autumn Fest — Treasures in the Park took place Saturday in Henle Park with a variety of activities that included pony rides, a petting zoo and raffles, along with crafters, artists, a flea market and lots of food. The garden club’s annual fall fundraiser supports the club’s efforts as well as scholarship funds for a Quaker Valley student.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Check our picks to explore this weekend and tell us about your plans.
Here are seven events for you to check out in the Sewickley Valley and surrounding communities to make it a weekend to remember. 1. CLOTHESLINE/ USED BOOK SALE When/Where: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Means Alumni Gym, Sewickley Academy. Why Go: Need some new threads? The 58th Clothesline and Used Book Sale has everything from designer men's, women's and children's clothing to fashion accessories, sports equipment, books and furniture. Sunday is half-price day and Monday is $25-bag day. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit the school, teachers and students. Admission: Free, but be prepared to spend. 2. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE When/Where: 10 a…