Friday, May 10, 2013
Daniela Sauro Helkowski is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
Daniela Sauro Helkowski of Quaker Heights, Leet Township, is a lifetime resident of the Quaker Valley community. After graduating from Quaker Valley High School, she went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and an education certification from Slippery Rock University. Besides working part-time at her husband’s Allstate Insurance office in Sewickley, she is primarily a stay-at-home mom. She is also a CCD teacher at St. James Parish, a member of the Osborne Home & School Association, chair of the Book Fair, homeroom parent, basketball coach, and a board member of the Quaker Valley Midget Football Association. She and her husband, Dan, have three daughters. Here is Sauro Helkowski's statement announcing the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
David Weicht is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
David Weicht, 45, of Leet Township, has been a Quaker Valley School District resident since 1999. He has a degree in psychology from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Weicht is an attorney and a partner with the law firm of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl. He and his wife, CJ, have four children in Quaker Valley schools. Ryan, 13, and Julia, 13, are both in seventh grade; Natalie, 11, is in sixth grade; and Eric, 8, is in second grade. This is Weicht's first time running for office. Weicht said he's excited about the opportunity to serve the community on the school board. Here is Weicht's statement announcing the reasons for his candidacy: "I have lived in the Quaker Valley School District since…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
P. Richard Warburton is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
P. Richard Warburton, 48, has lived in Leet Township since 2007. His family moved from Moon, in large part, to be in the Quaker Valley School District. Warburton has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southampton (UK) and a law degree (J.D.) from Duquesne University. He is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and General Counsel for ChemDAQ Inc., a manufacturer of gas detection monitors for workplace safety in Robinson Township. This is Warburton's first time running for any public office and he is running on a platform of "Quality Education with Fiscal Responsibility." He and his wife Jenny have two children attending Quaker Valley, their son Andrew, who is in the 10th grade and their daughter Lia, who is in sixth grade. Here is …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Jonathan Kuzma is one of four candidates running for two seats in Region 1, which represents Leetsdale, Bell Acres and Leet Township.
Jonathan Kuzma, 30, of Victory Lane in Leetsdale, is a 2001 graduate of Quaker Valley High School. He attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Economics and History. After college, Kuzma began working as a researcher and later as a real estate appraiser for Integra Realty Resources in Pittsburgh, which is a commercial valuation and consulting firm. Kuzma grew up in Leet and has extended family in the district, including his parents Greg and Cindy, sisters Emily and Marissa, grandparents Eugene and Lilian, and an aunt, uncle and their three children. Kuzma provided a statement announcing the reasons for his candidacy: "While I was a student, I had the opportunity to apply to …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Leet Township police and state game commission officials say coyote sightings are becoming more common.
Beth Martin was surprised this week to see a coyote roaming in the vicinity of Quaker Heights. The wild animal was spotted crossing Camp Meeting Road in Leet Township in the section between Pilgrim Drive and Beaver Street around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. “I was coming down the hill and it ran from the wooded bank on the right to the left,” said Martin, who owns a St. Bernard, and hoped to warn other residents, particularly pet owners. Leet Township Police Chief William Wanto said it's the first coyote sighting in the area this year, but not at all unusual to hear, particularly in the vicinity of Camp Meeting Road. Wanto said he’s talked to plenty of hunters who say they've run into coyotes in the nearby woods. “Last year we had several …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hop on over to one of these local egg hunts.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hop on over to these upcoming Easter events.
Several Easter events are planned in the Sewickley area this month, including a basket hunt, Easter bunny breakfasts and a swimming Eggs-travaganza. Sewickley Hills Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt When/Where: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Sewickley Hills Municipal Building, 349 Magee Road. Children of all ages can enjoy breakfast, crafts, games and an egg hunt at the seventh annual event. Bags will be provided for the egg hunt, no baskets please. Be sure to bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Admission: $5 for adults (or $6 for adults who don't pre-register) and $3 for children 12 and under. Pre-register by Wednesday, March 20, by calling 412-741-4891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. St. James …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Tips for getting your home market-ready for prospective buyers.
So you’ve made the decision to sell your Sewickley home. Now what? It takes a lot of mental preparation to let go of a space you’ve grown to love, and the process of selling your home can be particularly strange if you are still living in it. You have to keep your home tidy at all times in order to quickly accommodate your realtor and potential buyers. Here are some tips that will make your home more presentable to buyers, and also help you prepare to move into your new digs. Last but not least, do a walk-through pretending you are a prospective buyer. Note the things that would turn you off and then fix them! Happy selling! -- Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Monday, December 17, 2012
A roundup of preliminary hearings at Leetsdale District Court.
The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings Dec. 11 at Leetsdale District Court. Waived Reduced Withdrawn
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Santa Claus is dropping into Sewickley and neighboring communities this 2012 season to hear your wishes and pose for photos.
'Tis the season for photos with Santa Claus. On Saturday, Santa made a stop in Sewickley to take photos with kids and pets. He also stopped off in Bell Acres to lunch with good little girls and boys. Here's a list of places you can find jolly old Saint Nicholas in the weeks before Christmas. Sewickley From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, Santa will be visiting the Cochran Hose Company fire station when the firefighters host "Santa at the Station." Kids can do crafts, take pictures and visit with Santa. There will be fire prevention information, fire truck rides, cookies and refreshments. On Wednesdays, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, and Saturdays, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, Santa will be visiting in Wolcott Park. Enjoy free carriage rides courtesy of …