Monday, May 13, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
The fourth annual Pet Parade is open to all people, pets, groups and organizations with celebrity judges. The event includes a 5K, numerous pet-related and animal-themed vendor booths, food, family activities, non-profit organizations, grooming and professional services, and pet adoption and foster organizations. Learn more here. The Child Health Association of Sewickley is having its second, biennial Golf Outing on Monday, May 13 at the Allegheny Country Club. The outing will honor Jim and Carolyn Bouchard with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the "Investing in Every Child Capital Campaign" to renovate the Sewickley Valley YMCA child care facility. The day begins at 9 a.m. with tennis. followed by a luncheon featuring Clint Hurdle, …
Monday, April 1, 2013
"Before They Know It All: Talking to Tweens and Teens about Sexuality," is a thought-provoking discussion on teen culture and the vital role that parents play in helping their tweens and teens make healthy decisions.
Youth Connect will once again present "Before They Know It All: Talking to Tweens and Teens about Sexuality," a thought-provoking discussion on teen culture and the vital role parents play in helping their tweens and teens make healthy decisions. The free event, led by author Alan Carson, is from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 9 at the Sewickley Valley YMCA community center. The discussion is appropriate for parents of students in fourth through ninth grades. Youth Connect invited Carson to return and offer his insights to interested parents following continued parental interest in the topic after his 2011 presentation. Youth Connect is a group of concerned adults and students from schools and organizations in the Sewickley area …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
The Sewickley Valley YMCA will begin taking summer camp registrations today, March 18. Click here for Patch's guide to summer camps in Sewickley and around Western Pennsylvania. The Quaker Valley hockey team has advanced to the Class A Penguins Cup championship and will again face the Mars Planets. The game begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Consol Energy Center. Tickets to the game are $7 for students and $12 for adults and can only be purchased at the door. The fifth grade drama club at Edgeworth Elementary School will perform "Disney's Cinderella KIDS" at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the school gym. Admission is free. The fifth grade drama club includes 39 performers and a three-member stage crew. The Sewickley Public Library…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The YMCA was closed Sunday due to a broken water pipe.
The Sewickley Valley YMCA has announced the facilities will reopen at 5:15 a.m. Monday after being closed on Sunday, March 10 due to a broken water pipe. All classes held in the exercise studio are cancelled on Monday. The broken water pipe caused all Sunday events to be cancelled, including the Doug Millar Memorial Spin-a-thon and the Barre class held at the Walter J. Brannon activity center. The YMCA apologized for the inconvenience. Check the YMCA Facebook page for further updates. -- Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sewickley police said the incident is the latest in a string of YMCA thefts.
Sewickley police are again warning the public to lock up their belongings after receiving another theft report on Monday from the Sewickley Valley YMCA. Police said a 24-year-old woman reported that someone took a red leather purse and a Vera Bradley wristlet from her unsecured locker. The purse contained a credit card, insurance card and gift cards and the wristlet contained $100, an identification card and a credit card, police said. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is the incidentto be reported in recent weeks. Sewickley police are urging everyone to lock up their belongings whenever they exercise. “I recommend that people make sure their valuables are secured,” said Sewickley Police Chief James …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sewickley-area "champions" are needed to participate in a cancer prevention study called CPS-3.
The American Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteers from the Sewickley area to become “champions” who can help spread the word about a historic cancer research study. The study is called CPS-3 (Cancer Prevention Study-3) because it’s the third of the national cancer prevention studies. Sharon Stalter, health initiatives representative, said the first, CPS-1, occurred in the 1950s and established the link between smoking and lung cancer, eventually leading to surgeon general warnings. CPS-2 examined the impact of environmental and lifestyle factors on cancer. “Pretty much anything you hear about that prevents cancer is linked to this study,” Stalter said. CPS-3 will help researchers better understand what factors cause cancer, and …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sewickley teen Rob Veltre organized the upcoming 5K run and 1-mile walk. Proceeds from the second annual event benefit wounded troops and their families.
When Rob Veltre III organized a 5K run last year, the event in support of Boulder Crest Wounded Warriors project was tied to a school project. But this year, despite his sophomore personal project behind him, the Quaker Valley junior continued on to organize the second annual Brave American 5K and 1 Mile Walk. The run takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, starting from War Memorial Park. Registration will happen indoors at the Sewickley Valley YMCA community center. Rob, who participates in cross-country and track, said he felt a sense of duty to continue the event this year for the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors. “It’s sort of a calling for me,” said Rob, 17, of Sewickley. The retreat in Bluemont, VA, aims to provide …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Information regarding the Glen Osborne Woods project will be provided Wednesday at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.
Imagine living in a tight-knit community where you share a deeper connection with the people in your neighborhood. That's what co-housing is all about, according to Doug Cooper, and Glen Osborne could be next. Cooper, chairman of the Glen Osborne Woods membership committee, is seeking people who might be interested in becoming a part of such a community. An informational meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the board room at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. The overview will include a short presentation about co-housing with slides showing visual examples, and the vision for a future multi-generational co-housing community in the Sewickley area. Cooper said the project is preliminarily being called Glen Osborne Woods, to …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A brave team from the Sewickley Valley YMCA participated in Sunday's Polar Plunge at Heinz Field.
The cold Ohio River wasn't enough to stop some brave souls from jumping in today for a good cause. For the third year in a row, teams from the Pittsburgh area participating in the 2012 Polar Bear Plunge showed support for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania by jumping into the Ohio River. Money raised at the plunge helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities improve their physical fitness and confidence through free athletic training. Local participants included a team of staff from the Sewickley Valley YMCA. (We hear the water was 45 degrees!) Congratulations brave team! Did you participate in the annual Polar Plunge? Upload your photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sewickley's first black police chief and Army veteran is recognized for his years of service to the community and country with a dedication ceremony and naming of the Sewickley Valley YMCA Community Arts Center.
Walter J. Brannon appeared humbled by all the recognition Tuesday honoring his patriotic service to the community and the country. "I feel it's a great honor and words can't express my gratitude," Brannon said. More than 50 guests gathered at the Sewickley Valley YMCA to honor the World War II veteran and first black police chief in Sewickley, during a special naming ceremony and dedication of the YMCA's Community Activity Center. The event included the unveiling of a wall plaque and recognition from Mayor Brian Jeffe and state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Ambridge. Jeffe read a proclamation, declaring Nov. 14 as "Walter Brannon Day" in Sewickley. Brannon was also presented with an official citation from the House of Representatives as tribute…