Friday, November 30, 2012
A round-up of holiday events happening tonight and Saturday as part of the annual Yuletide in Sewickley celebration.
Get into the holiday spirit tonight with Sewickley's Light Up Night festivities. The evening begins with music by Dancing Queen from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; the Lighting of the Village with Mayor Brian Jeffe, John Tucci, followed by fireworks is from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; and No Bad JuJu follows with music from 7 to 9 p.m. Area churches and non-profit organizations have also planned activities between 5 and 9 p.m. tonight in conjunction with Light Up Night. Sewickley United Methodist Church The sanctuary will be open to the community from 5 to 9 p.m. with cookies and caroling, with various local Girl Scout troops leading the songs. On the sanctuary steps, there will be a Live Nativity. Santa's hotline phone booth will be on the lawn. Clock Tower Tours…
Monday, November 26, 2012
The annual Light Up Night in Sewickley marks the beginning of the holiday festivities, as Yuletide in Sewickley continues Wednesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 22.
Sewickley will kick off the holiday season from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 with the annual Light Up Night celebration. Jennifer Markus of Village Green Partners said there are more highlights to this year’s festivities than in years past. Attendees can again look forward to a street filled with vendors, but this year Markus said there will be even more vendors plus seating for those wishing to eat or rest. Highlights include the traditional ice carving, horse-drawn carriage rides, sponsored by First National Bank, food and fireworks. In addition, expect a line up of entertainment on two stages placed at Broad and Thorn streets and at Beaver and Chestnut streets. Pyrotecnico fireworks, courtesy of Esmark, take place between 6:30 and 7 p.m…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
If you're heading for the annual festivities scheduled for Friday and Saturday around the Golden Triangle, plan your route and parking options first.
Planning to head to Downtown Pittsburgh Friday for Light-Up Night? How about Saturday for the Sounds of the Season Parade or other daylong holiday activities planned throughout the Golden Triangle? Here are schedules and transportation details you'll want to keep in mind. Pittsburgh's 52nd annual Light-Up Night begins at noon Friday, when Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl lights the tree at the City-County Building on Grant Street. Also set for noon: the annual dedication and blessing of the traditional Christmas creche at U.S. Steel Tower on Grant Street. Most festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday, however, with events scheduled for three stage locations — in Market Square, on the Clemente Bridge and at EQT Plaza. Performers include Joe …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Sewickley celebrates the start of the holiday season with Light Up Night.
Anna and Emily Novak of Sewickley were excited to attend their fourth Light Up Night, the borough’s annual holiday event that has become a family tradition for the Novak's. The mom and daughter pair arrived a half-hour early as did others, in anticipation of the evening ahead. Street vendors were set up along Broad Street while stores remained open for shopping and live entertainment continued through the evening. From the free hot chocolate at Sewickley Eye Group to the cotton candy, face painting and ice sculptures, Anna Novak said the entertainment was suitable for both adults and kids. “There’s so much here you can do,” she said. “I really like the ice carving.” Her daughter, Emily, 10, said she especially liked the Santa booth over at…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Light Up Night runs from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and stays until 1 p.m.
The holiday season will begin in grand fashion tonight as Sewickley celebrates its annual Light Up Night. Borough officials all agree the winter event in Sewickley is special. “It’s just, people are happy,” said Sewickley Councilwoman Susan Aleshire. “I don’t know how to describe it. There’s something for everyone, and it keeps getting better and better.” One of the newest features is the fireworks. Kirsten Stripay of Village Green Partners, a sponsor of the event, said Pyrotechnica is setting off the fireworks this year. “It’s a nice addition to an already wonderful event,” she said. “Fireworks had been discussed last year, but this was the year capable of handling it.” Stripay said the Sewickley Cemetery has been kind enough to allow the…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Promotion for this year’s Yuletide in Sewickley has been outstanding, and kudos to Village Green Partners for the work they’ve done.
Light Up Night is back, not just the event, per se, but the moniker. It seems the folks behind the sparkle season hoo-ha believed they should get a tribute from all those communities that were using the ‘Light Up Night’ phrase without their blessing. Last year, in Sewickley, I think it was called Get Lit, or Sparkly Bulb Night, Tinkle Time or something like that, but everyone still, in hushed tones and darkened allies, called it Light Up Night. So this year, Sewickley Borough paid the 100 bucks to the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership, and, now, we can proudly and boldly, without fear of ridicule, litigation or broken thumbs, call the kickoff event for Yuletide in Sewickley Light Up Night ®. This will be the first Light Up Night that I will …
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If you're looking for fun weekend plans, there's plenty to do without having to leave town this weekend. From Light Up Night festivities to live holiday music -- and a musical -- locals should have no problem finding a worthwhile engagement. 1. Sewickley Light Up Night When/Where: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in Downtown Sewickley. Why Go: You wouldn’t want to miss out on this annual holiday tradition. Performers will include Dancing Queen and No Bad Juju on the main stage and musical and dance groups in Orr's Jewelers parking lot. The night culminates with a fireworks show. Price: Free. Visit YuletideinSewickley.com for a complete list of events. 2. Mata String Quartet When/Where: 7 p.m. tonight in Rea Auditorium, Sewickley Academy. Why Go: …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Performances include the choir at the county courthouse at 11 a.m. Tuesday and the QVMS production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr."
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 28, 2011
Continuing a tradition started many years ago, the Quaker Valley High School concert choir plans to kick off the holiday season at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh. For those who work in the city and have never attended the noontime holiday concert series, it is an event not to be missed. The acoustics enhance the sound of choral music as it resounds throughout the building. Quaker Valley will continue the festivities Friday Dec. 2, at Sewickley’s Light-Up Night, which features QV music. Santa will arrive on Saturday, Dec. 3 during the holiday parade featuring the QVHS marching band. The QVMS Drama Club will perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr." on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the high school…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Help ring in the Christmas season Friday at Sewickley's annual Light Up Night.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, Dec. 2 Broad Street Stage 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Music by Dancing Queen 6:30 p.m.–7 p.m. The Lighting of the Village with Mayor Jeffe, John Tucci, fireworks following 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Music by No Bad JuJu Beaver Street Stage 5 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Music by Take It To The Bank 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Music by Ambridge Steel Drums 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Montessori Children’s Community 7:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Stars 8 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Arena’s Performing Arts Center 8:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Music by Modern Insurgency St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Arnie Fleig Soup & Sandwich Dinner 5 p.m.–8 p.m. St. Nicholas Shoppe Laughlin Center 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Mrs. Claus, Elves and Sweet Treats St. Stephen's Henning House 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Hot cocoa and …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Filming took place Friday for a borough holiday promo in Sewickley.
There was more than one major production being shot in Sewickley on Friday. While much of the attention was on Tom Cruise’s latest production shooting exterior shots at the former Sewickley Country Inn -- now the fictional Three Rivers Motel, Jim Price, president of the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sewickley Mayor Brian Jeffe were shooting a promo for Sewickley's upcoming Light Up Night. The celebration runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. The promo will not only provide details of the month long Yuletide in the Village event, but also feature images of previous Yuletide events. The promo is being produced by Singing Cowboy productions and will be featured on Sewickley Borough’s public access cable channel (PEG-TV). The channel is …