Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Robb Bunde 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.
Robb D. Bunde, 48, is an Edgeworth resident since 2005. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1987 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1990. Bunde is an attorney at Bunde, Gillotti, Mulroy & Shultz, P.C., a law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh. He and his wife Selina Shultz have three children. Son, Seth Bunde, 20, is a 2011 Quaker Valley graduate and currently a sophomore at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Daughter, Sophia Bunde, 17, is a junior at Quaker Valley High School and daughter, Chloe Bunde, 14, is in eighth grade at Quaker Valley Middle School. Bunde is a member of The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, where he taught Sunday school for many years and has been…
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 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Two local homes top the list of 50 home sales in the region.
Two Sewickley Heights homes topped the Pittsburgh Business Times' list of the 50 most expensive home sales in the region. Based on 2012 county real estate transactions, a Sewickley Heights home on Scaife Road ranked first in the region at $2.850 million. Jeffrey J. and Heather Bresch made the No. 1 purchase, which came just ahead of a $2,721,500 purchase on Persimmon Road in Sewickley Heights. That transaction by William Jr. and Mary Pride Winkenwerder ranked at No. 2. Real estate purchases in Edgeworth, Franklin Park and Ohio Township also ranked in the top 50, according to the Business Times. Here’s a list of the region's top 10 home deals in 2012: 10. $1,922,950—Robert G. II and Shelley B. McIroy, Four Indian Hill Road, Fox Chapel 9. $…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
PennDOT plans road paving in the borough.
A section of Audubon Road in Sewickley Heights will be closed Thursday, April 25 while crews are performing paving work. The road will be closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Fern Hollow Road to Little Sewickley Creek Road to allow for the road work. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and anticipate changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Signs will be posted to guide motorists around the area. The following detour will be posted: Northbound on Audubon Road Fern Hollow Road to southbound Audubon Road
Friday, April 19, 2013
Here's how you can get involved in the community.
In honor of Earth Day, various organizations are sponsoring events and activities in the community. Here's how you can get involved: Leetsdale Borough Leetsdale will host its cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Gloves and bags will be provided. Meet at the Leetsdale Borough building. Moon Township Moon Township will host a litter cleanup from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Meet at the Moon Township Municipal Building. Findlay Township Findlay Township and North Fayette Township will host "Community Clean Up" from 9 to noon Saturday, April 20. The event begins at the Findlay Township Activity Center's lower level, 310 Main Street Imperial. For more information, or to volunteer yourself or your group, contact Darlene …
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://…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The seventh annual event attracts new faces to Fern Hollow Nature Center.
The annual Maple Sugaring Celebration and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday drew visitors from all over the area to Fern Hollow Nature Center. Sam Capezzuto, executive director, said there were a lot of new faces and walk-ins at the seventh annual event. The maple sugaring celebration is held in each year in early March, when the days are warm but the nights are still freezing, allowing maple syrup producers to tap the trees and collect the sap inside. Visitors feasted Saturday on pancakes drowned in maple syrup, but the sweet syrup wasn't produced at Fern Hollow because there isn't enough to supply the entire breakfast. April Claus, director of environmental education at Fern Hollow, said the combination of warm days and cold nights are …
The rare deer has been spotted in the local wild.
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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The rare deer has been spotted frolicking in the local wild.
An albino deer is drawing a lot of attention in Sewickley Heights. Patch reader John Burgh spotted the deer roaming in the woods off Blackburn Road and uploaded a photo in November to Patch's Pics & Clips gallery. The deer is still on the move. On Tuesday, according to KDKA, a mailman also saw an albino deer near Blackburn while making the rounds. Albino deer are rare, occurring about once in every 30,000 births, according to facts about deer.net Have you seen the albino deer? Tell us in the comments section below! -- Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.