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Author: Tawnya Panizzi


River Road in O’Hara closed at railroad crossing through Wednesday
February 16, 2020
Motorists who travel along River Road in O’Hara will need to detour through mid-week, according to a post on social media by township officials.

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Aspinwall artist headlining ‘Three Women’ exhibit at Pitt’s University Art Gallery
February 13, 2020
Aspinwall artist Fran Gialamas will headline the initial showcase at a University of Pittsburgh gallery that is devoting its major exhibitions to women and female-identifying artists through 2020.

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Blawnox roads slated for improvements
February 13, 2020
Blawnox residents can look forward to more than $150,000 in roadwork this summer.

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Building condemned following tractor-trailer, train collision in Blawnox
February 12, 2020
A classic car warehouse owned by Tower Auto was condemned Feb. 12, a day after piles of rebar spiraled into the building as a result of a train wreck in Blawnox.

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Tractor-trailer hit by train in Blawnox
February 11, 2020
The driver of a tractor-trailer narrowly escaped injury Tuesday after a train hit the trailer in Blawnox.

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Fox Chapel junior earns national STEM award
February 10, 2020
By the time she was 9 years old, Fox Chapel Area junior Amulya Garimella was using colorful children’s blocks to write computer programs.

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A look back at the week of Jan. 26
February 8, 2020
Here are some of the top news highlights for the week of Jan. 26:

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Shady Side Academy debuts ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’
February 7, 2020
With multiple murderers and a mix of potential conclusions, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” will leave audience members on the edge of their seats, Shady Side Academy Theater Director Dana Hardy-Bingham predicted.

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UPMC St. Margaret offering free health screenings in February
February 6, 2020
Free health screenings will be offered this month at UPMC St. Margaret to celebrate a heart-healthy February.

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Kerr Elementary named a Title I Distinguished School
February 5, 2020
Improved test scores earned Kerr Elementary state accolades on Tuesday, with the Fox Chapel Area school being named a Pennsylvania Department of Education Title I Distinguished School.

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McDowell hired as Blawnox assistant manager
February 5, 2020
Blawnox residents will recognize the borough’s new assistant manager as a familiar face.

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Operation Rescue and Repurpose program salvages as much as possible from Fox Chapel homes, gardens
February 5, 2020
A new program in Fox Chapel has transformed home demolition into a win for the needy and the environment.

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Lauri Ann West Community Center Summer Fest registration is open
February 3, 2020
It’s cold outside but officials at Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara have their sights set on sunscreen, flip-flops and games in the green grass.

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St. Juan Diego’s Addiction Recovery Ministry to celebrate first anniversary
February 3, 2020
The Rev. Michael Decewicz is preparing to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Addiction Recovery Ministry which he helped spearhead at St. Juan Diego Parish in Sharpsburg, and said he is eager to grow the program in 2020.

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Rotary Student of Distinction, squash tournament and more at local schools
February 2, 2020
The Pittsburgh Rotary Club honored Shady Side Academy senior Alison Linares Mendoza as its Student of Distinction for January 2019 at the club’s monthly luncheon.

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Lower Valley emergency responders receive state gaming fund grants
January 31, 2020
Several Lower Valley emergency services will get a portion of $150,887 from the state gaming fund, officials announced this week.

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Fox Chapel junior earns national STEM award
January 29, 2020
By the time she was nine years old, Fox Chapel Area junior Amulya Garimella was using colorful children’s blocks to write computer programs.

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Fox Chapel Area School District collecting input from public on superintendent search
January 29, 2020
A series of meetings and an online survey are scheduled to collect input for the Fox Chapel Area superintendent search.

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Aspinwall VFD holds annual awards ceremony
January 29, 2020
Veteran Aspinwall firefighter Robert French Jr. wasn’t expecting to be recognized during the department’s annual awards ceremony last week when he snagged the night’s biggest honor – Firefighter of the Year.

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Sharpsburg Sustainability & Civic Engagement Center opening this week
January 28, 2020
The Sharpsburg Sustainability & Civic Engagement Center is set to open its doors this week, ushering new opportunities in an eclectic array of topics from public art to stormwater management to community gardening.

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Shady Side Academy’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ plant puppets on display at O’Reilly Theater
January 27, 2020
Limelight continues for the student-built plant puppets used in the 2019 Shady Side Academy musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel area student news for the week of Jan. 27
January 27, 2020
Thirteen Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected to perform with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Chorus.

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What’s going on around Fox Chapel, O’Hara and more for the week of Jan. 25
January 25, 2020
The Addiction Recovery Ministry in Sharpsburg will celebrate its one-year anniversary with an Anointing Mass at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Madonna of Jerusalem church, 201 9th Street.

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O’Hara council sets preliminary list of roads to be paved this summer
January 24, 2020
O’Hara residents are in store for about $1.1 million in summer road paving projects.

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4Four6 Distillery opens in Sharpsburg
January 23, 2020
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there.

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Fox Chapel municipal trash bins reopened
January 22, 2020
Trash bins at the Fox Chapel municipal building have reopened for residents’ use, months after being closed during site preparation for an upcoming project.

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Chick-fil-A to open in O’Hara by end of year
January 21, 2020
Chick-fil-A, the nation’s favorite fast-food restaurant, is expected to open in O’Hara by year’s end.

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Sharpsburg Community gets grant to expand bilingual children’s collection
January 21, 2020
A grant to expand the bilingual children’s collection at the Sharpsburg Community Library has Manager Sara Mariacher feeling excited.

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Aspinwall aiming to reduce stormwater runoff with green infrastructure project
January 20, 2020
Aspinwall residents this year will see a green infrastructure project in Alley A, between Center and Western avenues.

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Fox Chapel Area High School student honors for the week of Jan. 20
January 20, 2020
Five Fox Chapel Area High School students placed at the North Allegheny Invitational Forensic Tournament.

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Fox Chapel Area students selected to perform with 2020 Allegheny Valley honors bands
January 17, 2020
Several Fox Chapel Area School District students were selected by audition to perform with the 2020 Allegheny Valley senior and junior high honors bands.

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Fox Chapel Crew team opening up indoor rowing classes
January 16, 2020
Adults looking to spice up their winter fitness routines can try indoor rowing with the Fox Chapel Crew team.

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Fox Chapel’s Hardie property to be discussed at public meeting
January 15, 2020
Potential concepts for the newly acquired parkland in Fox Chapel will be unveiled during a public meeting today.

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Waterworks Giant Eagle among 1st to eliminate plastic bags
January 15, 2020
Several shoppers at The Waterworks Market District bustled about the parking lot early Wednesday, toting armfuls of reusable bags, seemingly prepared for the company’s initiative to eliminate single-use plastics.

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Fox Chapel Area School Board approves firm to search for new superintendent
January 15, 2020
Fox Chapel Area School Board on Monday night approved a search firm to help find a new district superintendent.

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O’Hara police hosting all-ages Cocoa and Cookies meet and greet
January 15, 2020
In a twist on the popular Coffee With a Cop program, O’Hara is hosting an all-ages get-together with hot cocoa and cookies.

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Fox Chapel Rotary hosts inaugural student Invitational Debate tournament
January 14, 2020
Several local students captured top spots at the first-ever Fox Chapel Rotary Invitational Debate tournament, which saw competition in nearly a dozen events.

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Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church hosting Fill the Truck food drive
January 14, 2020
Empty shelves at local food banks are expected to be filled through an annual event at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, with organizers hoping to draw enough items to stuff a 10-foot box truck.

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Aspinwall hoping grants will come through for sewer separation project
January 10, 2020
A sewer separation project is expected to ease flooding woes for residents who live near Western Avenue in Aspinwall, if the borough can land several key grants.

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Grant will equip Blawnox police officers with body cameras
January 9, 2020
Blawnox police have landed nearly $5,000 through the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office to equip its officers with body cameras.

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Sara’s Pets and Plants reopens in Sharpsburg after moving from Squirrel Hill
January 8, 2020
A new store along Sharpsburg’s busy Main Street corridor is sure to draw pet owners and animal lovers alike with its odd assortment of furry, hairless and dancing feathered creatures.

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Knights of Columbus donate telescope, observatory to O’Hara VA
January 8, 2020
What started as a simple plan to buy a telescope for patients at the VA PHS Heinz campus in O’Hara has transformed into the first-of-its-kind program to bring astronomy to hospitalized veterans.

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Fox Chapel Area High School students raise more than $45,000 for Sharpsburg Community Library
January 7, 2020
Sharpsburg Community Library has bounced back from the threat of closing thanks in no small part to grassroots fundraising, leaders said.

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Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara open after power outage
January 3, 2020
Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara has reopened after a power outage Friday morning. The center along Powers Run Road was closed temporarily while Duquesne Light crews worked to resolve the issue. Officials said early this morning that they were trying to keep the doors open for programs and classes and would run the site on battery backup but the building had to close for about an hour.

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Fox Chapel offers curbside Christmas tree collection
December 31, 2019
Fox Chapel public works department is offering help with Christmas clean-up now that the holidays have wrapped.

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Downed wires limit portions of Guys Run Road to single lane
December 30, 2019
Motorists who use Guys Run Road in O’Hara should expect delays this morning.

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Fox Chapel moving forward with public works project
December 23, 2019
Construction of Fox Chapel’s estimated $3.1 million public works building is expected to begin in 2020.

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Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch, Christ the Divine partner for soup delivery program
December 19, 2019
The scent of homemade soup might still linger around Aspinwall, as several groups joined together this month to make and deliver hot meals to residents in need.

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Single-lane restriction in O’Hara
December 18, 2019
Motorists who travel along Route 28 in O’Hara should expect delays through Thursday.

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Aspinwall property taxes will hold steady in 2020
December 18, 2019
Aspinwall residents won’t see a property tax increase in 2020.

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Giant Eagle to get rid of plastic grocery bags, straws by 2025
December 17, 2019
Giant Eagle announced plans to get rid of single-use plastics by 2025, aiming to keep flimsy shopping bags and fresh food containers from clogging oceans and rivers and piling up on land.

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Shady Side Academy collecting gifts for Holiday Project, student awards and more
December 16, 2019
Shady Side Academy’s Senior School service learning club collected gifts for the Holiday Project, sponsored by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

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Fox Chapel Area School District launches search for new superintendent
December 15, 2019
The search for a new superintendent at Fox Chapel Area School District is underway.

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No tax increase planned in Fox Chapel
December 12, 2019
Fox Chapel council is vowing to continue aggressive road improvements in the borough despite holding taxes steady for 2020, officials announced this week.

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Fox Chapel’s Godse selected for Coca-Cola Scholars Program
December 11, 2019
Fox Chapel Area High School senior Rajeev Godse is among a select class of nationwide students selected for the 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

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McClarnon named interim assistant principal at O’Hara Elementary
December 10, 2019
O’Hara Elementary School has a new interim assistant principal.

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Blawnox tax increase unlikely for 2020
December 10, 2019
Blawnox residents will likely pay the same real estate taxes in 2020 if council approves the borough’s tentative budget.

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Wonder Women of WWII, Lauri Ann West Community Center programs and more
December 8, 2019
‘Wonder Women of World War II’ program slated

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Fox Chapel Area School District student news
December 7, 2019
Students to hold telethon

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Fox Chapel Garden Club hosting Glitter & Glow shopping night out
December 6, 2019
Hailed as a community celebration of friends, the annual Glitter & Glow fundraiser by the Fox Chapel Garden Club is slated to overflow with hand-made holiday gifts, florals and decor.

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Alpha Athletics in Blawnox holds cancer fundraiser
December 5, 2019
In the midst of an expansion at his boutique workout studio, Alpha Athletics owner Tony Fusaro is also pumping up efforts to help fight childhood cancer.

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Four new Fox Chapel Area School Board members sworn in
December 4, 2019
Four newly elected members of the Fox Chapel Area School Board were sworn in Dec. 3 during the reorganization meeting, with two of them quickly acquiring officers’ roles for the coming year.

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Rotary’s World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders inspires local teens
December 4, 2019
Fox Chapel Area sophomore Gabrielle Uku said that attending the Rotary-sponsored 49th Annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders was a life-changing experience.

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Hoboken Presbyterian Church Blessing Box a blessing to Blawnox
December 4, 2019
Members of Hoboken Presbyterian Church are stepping up in a big way to share small blessings with the Blawnox community.

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Riverfront Theater Company auditions, Women’s Business Network open house and more around Fox Chapel
November 28, 2019
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale will perform “Big Band Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

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Fox Chapel alum receives Edward L. Davis Award
November 27, 2019
Fox Chapel Area High School graduate Raniah Al Bayati, an Alpha Chi National College Honor Society scholar, has received the Edward L. Davis Award.

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Sharpsburg Sustainability & Civic Engagement Center coming to Main Street
November 26, 2019
A former upholstery shop along Sharpsburg’s Main Street commercial district will soon house a neighborhood engagement group and its community-driven programs.

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Fox Chapel alum completes U.S. Army Basic Combat Training
November 25, 2019
A recent Fox Chapel Area graduate has successfully completed U.S. Army Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina — continuing a strong tradition of her family’s service dating back to the Civil War.

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Fox Chapel Area student news for the week of Nov. 24
November 24, 2019
Students win Pitt Model UN awards

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O’Hara council grants preliminary land development approval for Chick-fil-A
November 21, 2019
Chick-fil-A restaurant officials cleared a hurdle this week when O’Hara council granted preliminary land development approval for the popular eatery to set up at Fox Chapel Plaza.

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ALCOSAN awards grants to Fox Chapel, Shaler, Etna for sanitary sewer work
November 21, 2019
Fox Chapel has earned more than $250,000 for sanitary sewer work through ALCOSAN’s latest round of funding.

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Shady Side Academy hosting Ugly Sweater Party holiday show
November 20, 2019
The a capella group Six Appeal will perform its show “Ugly Sweater Party” at Shady Side Academy just in time for the holidays.

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Blawnox, Sharpsburg prep for holiday events
November 19, 2019
Two Lower Valley communities will usher in the holiday season in a big way – with lights, lasers and of course, Santa.

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Drag Queen Bingo at Sharpsburg VFW to feature Brewer’s Bombshells
November 16, 2019
Sharpsburg VFW Commander Pat Corcoran believes the upcoming bingo at Post 709 will be a jackpot, both for the community and the evening’s guest entertainers.

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Sharpsburg receives $1 million grant for Main Street work
November 14, 2019
A safer, more welcoming Sharpsburg Main Street is closer to reality after the borough on Nov. 12 landed a $1 million state grant.

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Camp Guyasuta preps for Christmas in the Camp
November 14, 2019
There’s probably not a more perfect Winter Wonderland setting than Camp Guyasuta in O’Hara.

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Sharpsburg water main break impacts Clay Street neighbors
November 13, 2019
Utility crews will work to repair a break that sent water shooting more than 20 feet into the air Tuesday evening in Sharpsburg.

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Marching Foxes earn top spot in state competition
November 13, 2019
The Fox Chapel Area High School Marching Band captured the top spot at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships.

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Job fairs Tuesday as Giant Eagle looking to hire 300 people
November 12, 2019
Giant Eagle will host hiring fairs in more than 24 locations throughout the region Tuesday.

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Boil water advisory lifted in Aspinwall
November 12, 2019
A boil water advisory in Aspinwall has been lifted after two days of restricted access for some residents.

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O’Hara resident releasing bird book at Beechwood Farms
November 12, 2019
O’Hara resident Lisa Donovan has learned that sometimes the best show is just outside your window.

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O’Hara council holding workshop meeting to address Chick-fil-A
November 11, 2019
O’Hara residents who are interested in the potential opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in the township can learn more during a workshop on Nov. 19.

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Police investigating 3rd threat at Fox Chapel schools
November 11, 2019
Heightened security continues at Fox Chapel Area School District after officials were alerted to a threat Monday, the third in the past month.

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Dorseyville fall musical, student achievements
November 11, 2019
Dorseyville Middle School will present its annual fall musical, “Once on This Island JR.,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 21-22, and at 10 a.m. Nov. 23.

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Fenton stepping down at Lauri Ann West Community Center
November 10, 2019
A Seven Fields resident who serves as the financial head of Lauri Ann West Community Center will soon step into the role of interim executive director.

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Week in Review: Nov. 3
November 9, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Nov. 3:

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Broadway star Gaelen Gilliland visits Fox Chapel Area Rotary Club meeting
November 8, 2019
It was Wednesday, but members of the Fox Chapel Area Rotary Club didn’t wear pink.

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Indiana Township District 4 supervisor race determined by one vote
November 7, 2019
The race for Indiana Township District 4 Supervisor appears to have come down to one vote.

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Lauri Ann West Community Center implementing no-show policy
November 7, 2019
Lauri Ann West Community Center has instituted a new no-show policy to help keep up with demand for group fitness classes.

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Fox Chapel crew team wins five gold medals
November 7, 2019
Flat water and perfect weather spurred a dominant performance by the Fox Chapel crew team at the Miamisburg Regatta.

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Newcomers elected to Fox Chapel Area School Board
November 6, 2019
Three newcomers won election to the Fox Chapel Area School Board on Nov. 5, ousting the second incumbent this year, according to unofficial results by the Allegheny County Elections Bureau.

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Sharpsburg Trick-or-Treat for canned goods a ‘resounding success’
November 6, 2019
Members of the Western PA Alumni Association of Alpha Phi Omega collected a massive amount of treats during Sharpsburg’s Halloween outing.

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Ghost tales on tap at Fox Chapel Area Newcomers Club
November 5, 2019
Join the Fox Chapel Area Newcomers Club at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 to hear author Thomas White present the Ghosts & Legends of Western PA.

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Fox Chapel School District news, Aquinas Academy student accolades
November 4, 2019
Six Fox Chapel Area High School students placed at the annual Upper St. Clair Novice Forensic Tournament.

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Riverfront Theater Company gears up for ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
November 3, 2019
Actress Emily Welsh knew she just had to audition for the Riverfront Theater Company’s upcoming show, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

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Fair Trade Sale, Ariel Pocock show, glass recycling and more happening around Fox Chapel
November 2, 2019
A Fair Trade sale featuring crafts from Haiti will be hosted at St. Joe’s Church in O’Hara on Nov. 9-10.

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Foxwall EMS receives Safe Place designation
November 1, 2019
Foxwall EMS on Squaw Run Road is a newly designated Safe Place for endangered or at-risk youth.

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Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy students celebrate Halloween in Aspinwall
October 31, 2019
Students at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy paraded through the Aspinwall business district on Oct. 31, 2019.

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Sharpsburg Community Library holding second annual Chili Cook-off
October 31, 2019
Aspiring chefs are gearing up for the second annual Chili Cook-off at Sharpsburg Community Library – and tasters are needed.

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Army Corps of Engineers studying Squaw Run watershed, flood planning
October 31, 2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning a study of the Squaw Run watershed that will help Fox Chapel and O’Hara with flood risk management plans.

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Halloween events remain unchanged throughout Fox Chapel area
October 30, 2019
There have been no changes to local trick-or-treat times so far, despite a less than pleasant weather forecast for Thursday.

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Kittanning Pike lane closed due to sinkhole
October 30, 2019
A sinkhole has caused a temporary closure of a lane along Kittanning Pike in O’Hara.

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Shady Side Academy’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ gets an ’80s update
October 30, 2019
It might be hard to imagine one of history’s greatest playwrights described as tubular or rad, but students at Shady Side Academy are up to the challenge.

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Indiana Township sponsoring holiday VA collection
October 30, 2019
Lower Valley residents can help provide a happy holiday for patients of the VA hospital by donating to a collection sponsored by Indiana Township.

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Late UPMC St. Margaret’s Rutkowski remembered with renaming of Bed Fund
October 28, 2019
The late Director of Health Management at UPMC St. Margaret is being recalled for going out of his way to help patients in need.

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Fox Chapel Area and Shady Side Academy student news: Oct. 28
October 28, 2019
Four Fox Chapel Area High School freshmen placed in the regional CalcuSolve competition.

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Security heightened at Fox Chapel Area High School after bomb threat
October 25, 2019
Heightened security will be visible when students arrive for class today at Fox Chapel Area High School in the wake of Thursday’s bomb threat that closed the building.

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Ramp closure on Highland Park Bridge could mean delays
October 24, 2019
Motorists who use the Highland Park Bridge can once again expect delays this weekend.

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Bomb threat closes Fox Chapel Area High School
October 24, 2019
Fox Chapel Area High School is closed today for a bomb threat, despite a search of the building that turned up clear.

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‘Gameday in Pittsburgh’ character inspired by Fox Chapel teen
October 24, 2019
Meet Freddie – the football-loving female who travels with her dog, Fumble, to NFL stadiums across the country, sharing a glimpse of each city’s history before cheering on the home team.

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Fox Chapel High School National Honor Society hosting Boo Bash
October 22, 2019
Mummies, witches and other costumed characters are invited to a free Boo Bash at Fox Chapel Area High School.

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Blawnox celebrates opening of new playground
October 22, 2019
Blawnox community celebrated its new playground with a ribbon-cutting Oct. 19.

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Aspinwall police and Neighborhood Watch hosting Prescription Drug Take Back Day
October 22, 2019
Aspinwall residents can participate in the national effort of Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help dispose of unwanted medication.

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Sharpsburg VFW free veterans dinner set
October 21, 2019
Members of the Sharpsburg VFW will tip their cap to peers from across the Alle-Kiski Valley with a free dinner on Nov. 10.

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Purses with a Purpose luncheon to benefit Backpack for Hunger organization
October 21, 2019
The Women’s Board of Pittsburgh has revealed the recipient for its annual fundraising luncheon in January 2020.

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Week in Review: Fox Chapel’s top stories from the week of Oct. 14
October 21, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Oct. 14:

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Fox Chapel freshman wins Broadcom MASTERS national science competition
October 19, 2019
At 15, Fox Chapel Area freshman Arvind Seshan is tackling world issues and garnering attention as a young scientist.

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Expect delays for 2nd weekend along Highland Park Bridge
October 17, 2019
There will be delays along the Highland Park Bridge for the second weekend in a row.

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Griffith takes the helm of Shady Side Academy
October 17, 2019
New Shady Side Academy president Bartley Griffith Jr. pledged to the school community during his installation that they, together, would think big, act with concern for others and leave the area better than they found it.

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Meet the candidates: Indiana Township Board of Supervisors
October 17, 2019
Two newcomers are vying for a term on the Indiana Township Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 5 general election.

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Fox Chapel School Board approves parking upgrade contracts
October 16, 2019
Fox Chapel Area School Board on Monday night approved more than $1.8 million in contracts for upgrades at the high school parking lot.

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Sable signs on as Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s new accompanist
October 16, 2019
Music teacher Bryan Sable said it was an instant friendship with Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s Director Susan Medley that led to his position as the group’s new accompanist.

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Domestic violence awareness, Creatures of the Night and more events in the Fox Chapel area
October 16, 2019
Sharpsburg will host a domestic violence community awareness night from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17.

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Fox Chapel marching band wins first place in PIMBA competition
October 15, 2019
The Fox Chapel Area High School Marching Band won first place at a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) competition on Oct. 12.

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Meet the candidates: Fox Chapel Area School Board Region 2
October 15, 2019
The race for Fox Chapel Area School Board has been whittled to one contested election on Nov. 5, a far cry from the May primary which drew nine candidates for several seats.

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Sharpsburg library welcomes new STEAM education director
October 14, 2019
After a decade of teaching in public education, Erin Thompson will join the staff at Sharpsburg Community Library to coordinate science-related programs for children.

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Aspinwall Police raising funds for breast cancer
October 14, 2019
The Aspinwall Police Department is wearing – and selling – pink badges in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Fairview students team up with Indiana Township police K9 for engineering lesson
October 14, 2019
Fairview Elementary School first-graders got some special help with an engineering lesson from Indiana Township Police Officer Scott Palmer and his K9, Ares.

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Fox Chapel area Trick-or-Treat times
October 13, 2019
Here’s the list of local Trick-or-Treat times. All are on Oct. 31.

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Boil water advisory lifted
October 11, 2019
A boil water advisory for Aspinwall residents was lifted just after 9:15 a.m., officials said.

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This week’s top stories: Oct. 7
October 11, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Oct. 7:

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Fellowship news for the week of Oct. 13
October 11, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran

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Top stories of the week: Sept. 30
October 10, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Sept. 30:

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Highland Park Bridge traffic restrictions this weekend
October 10, 2019
Motorists who use the Highland Park Bridge can expect delays this weekend.

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Goode appointed to Fox Chapel Area School Board
October 9, 2019
Fox Chapel Area School Board on Oct. 3 appointed Adam Goode as its newest member.

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Photos: Fall in the Wall
October 9, 2019
The annual Fall in the Wall event was celebrated in Aspinwall on Oct. 5.

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Harding Road to be closed through end of October
October 8, 2019
Motorists who use Harding Road in O’Hara will need to detour the next three weeks.

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Sharpsburg Community Garden will benefit from PA Farm Bill and other grants
October 8, 2019
The Sharpsburg Community Garden, along with similar properties in Etna and Millvale, was awarded help from the state this week to keep blooming.

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Recycling Awareness program set at Lauri Ann West Community Center
October 7, 2019
Anyone interested in learning more about the ever-changing recycling guidelines across the Lower Valley can attend an upcoming program at Lauri Ann West Community Center.

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Freeport Road the subject of safety study
October 6, 2019
A safety study of Freeport Road in Aspinwall revealed obstructed sidewalks, unsafe crosswalks and ill-maintained bus stops, engineers said.

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Aspinwall painter revives iconic Mail Pouch tobacco ad on Ford City building
October 3, 2019
For weeks, artist Alison Zapata hung two stories above a Fourth Avenue building in Ford City, meticulously bringing the borough’s past to life.

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Aspinwall painter revives iconic Mail Pouch tobacco ad on Ford City building
October 3, 2019
For weeks, artist Alison Zapata hung two stories above a Fourth Avenue building in Ford City, meticulously bringing the borough’s past to life.

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Free flu shots, craft show and more upcoming events
October 3, 2019
UPMC St. Margaret and the St. Margaret Foundation are offering free flu vaccinations to people age 65 and older and for those with chronic health conditions.

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VoiceGivers performing inaugural concert at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
October 2, 2019
Mix a professional singer and a nonprofit executive and there can only really be one result – giving back to the community through the joy of music.

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Successful ‘Oktoberfest’ raises money for community center
October 1, 2019
The Lauri Ann West Community Center welcomed hundreds of guests on Sept. 21 for its annual Celebrate the Center event.

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Shady Side Academy’s Lars Barkman courts top squash ranking
October 1, 2019
Shady Side Academy sophomore Lars Barkman amped up his passion for a racket sport this year and now ranks among the top U.S. players in the game for his age.

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Alpha Phi Omega to trick-or-treat for Sharpsburg food pantry
October 1, 2019
Witches and ghosts won’t be the only ones going door-to-door for Halloween treats in Sharpsburg.

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Literary-themed costume party to benefit Cooper-Siegel
September 30, 2019
Literature lovers have the chance to meet Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway – or at least their lookalikes – during the first-ever “Sip, Savor & Swing” fundraiser hosted by Cooper-Siegel Community Library and Riverfront Theater Company.

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New playground coming to Blawnox Community Park
September 30, 2019
Blawnox Community Park is getting a big, bright makeover.

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Fox Chapel Area High School student accolades
September 29, 2019
One hundred sixty-five current Fox Chapel Area High School students and 2019 graduates have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board for demonstrating college-level achievement on the AP examinations taken in May 2019. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of courses and exams. At Fox Chapel Area High School:

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Fox Chapel area’s top stories from the week of Sept. 23
September 28, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Sept. 23:

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Sharpsburg offers program on its most-famous son, H.J. Heinz
September 28, 2019
From his early days growing cabbage in Main Street gardens to the establishment of a now global condiment company, Sharpsburg’s most famous son, H.J. Heinz, offers plenty of material for the Sharpsburg Historical Commission’s inaugural lecture.

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Fox Chapel girls volleyball team takes first place
September 26, 2019
The Fox Chapel Area girls varsity volleyball team beat Woodland Hills 26-16 in the championship of the Penn Trafford Tournament on Sept. 21.

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Shady Side Academy opens $2.9 million tech hub
September 26, 2019
The much-anticipated fabrication and robotics center at Shady Side Academy has opened its doors to students eager to problem-solve through hands-on learning.

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Brain injury presentation, craft show and more coming up in Fox Chapel
September 25, 2019
University Women group offers talk on brain injuries

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Fox Chapel Area High School recognized by Special Olympics
September 25, 2019
Special Olympics on Thursday named Fox Chapel Area High School a 2019 National Banner Unified Champion School — one of only two in Pennsylvania.

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Demolition of old Kerr Elementary will make way for playgrounds, parking
September 25, 2019
Demolition of the old Kerr Elementary building in the Fox Chapel Area School District has resumed after it was stalled for unexpected asbestos removal.

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Photos: Hay Day at Hartwood Acres
September 24, 2019
Hartwood Hay Day and Family Green Fest celebrated its annual event with free activities on Sept. 21 at Hartwood Acres in Indiana Township.

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Haunted Guyasuta offers ghastly trail, hayride for Halloween
September 24, 2019
Ghostly guides will lead brave campers along an eerie trail at the region’s only haunted campground.

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Electric car charging stations in O’Hara make environmental impact
September 23, 2019
In a few short months, electric car charging stations in O’Hara have cleaned the air as much as growing three trees for 10 years, officials announced this week.

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Video: Top stories for the week of Sept. 15
September 21, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Sept. 16:

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Local students named National Merit semifinalists
September 19, 2019
Nearly 20 local students today were named semifinalists in the prestigious 65th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

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Fox Chapel Area School District to review shredding allegations against superintendent
September 18, 2019
Fox Chapel Area School Board on Monday night voted for the second time in recent months to hire outside counsel to review potential wrongdoing by district personnel.

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Fox Chapel Area board member resigns amid disharmony
September 17, 2019
A Fox Chapel Area School Board member resigned Monday night amid what he called disharmony and contention fostered by the politicization of the board.

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Threat made to Fox Chapel football game deemed not credible
September 16, 2019
An alleged threat made Sept. 13 to the Fox Chapel Area School District has been deemed not credible, officials said.

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Aspinwall residents help pay tribute to Pittsburgh’s public stairways
September 16, 2019
Pittsburgh’s hilly topography was never an obstacle for the miners and mill workers who settled there, largely because of the city’s notable public stairways that connected them.

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Top trending stories in Fox Chapel: week of Sept. 9, 2019
September 14, 2019
Here are some of the news highlights from around the Lower Valley for the week of Sept. 9:

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The Perfect Ten salon owner looks back on her more than 30 years in the business
September 13, 2019
Through tears and hugs, Carol Gallagher closed the doors of her O’Hara business and polished off a career that she began on a whim 31 years ago.

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High school parking lot work to continue through school year
September 13, 2019
A gravel-filled ditch around the perimeter of Fox Chapel Area High School parking lot will linger through the school year, officials said.

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Digital lab open at Cooper-Siegel
September 12, 2019
Don’t toss those old VHS tapes just yet.

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Shredding investigation clears Fox Chapel Area School District
September 11, 2019
An independent audit of document disposal by Fox Chapel Area School District found no wrongdoing by staff or administration, an attorney said at the Sept. 9 board meeting.

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UPMC St. Margaret hosting diabetes and addiction recovery programs
September 11, 2019
UPMC St. Margaret will host programs to help with diabetes and addiction recovery this month.

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Fox Chapel Area Newcomers Club to meet, craft show and more
September 8, 2019
The Fox Chapel Area Newcomers Club invites anyone new to the area (seven years or less) to the first meeting of the season at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13.

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O’Hara tennis courts reopen with new twist
September 5, 2019
Tennis courts at Squaw Valley Park have reopened after buckling that officials believe may have been caused by prolonged heavy rain early this summer.

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Aspinwall police cracking down on motorists near bus stops
September 4, 2019
Warnings are a thing of the past for motorists in Aspinwall who fly through stop signs or past school buses.

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Fox Chapel 9U All Stars win championship
September 4, 2019
Fox Chapel’s 9U All Stars brought home the championship at Brad-Mar-Pine’s Labor Day Classic tournament on Sept. 1.

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Riverfront Theater Company holding auditions
September 3, 2019
The first production of the newly named Riverfront Theater Company will hit the Aspinwall stage in November and local thespians can audition to star next week.

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Foxwall’s Band Aid moves to Aspinwall ball fields
September 3, 2019
Lower Valley residents have a chance to support Foxwall EMS, all while enjoying a night of music, food and fellowship.

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Indoor flea market, Uprooted festival at Hartwood Acres and more
September 2, 2019
The annual indoor flea market at Alverno Apartments will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7.

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Christ the Divine starts school year with increased enrollment
August 29, 2019
Students at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy celebrated their first week back to school with balloons, a red carpet, opening day Mass — and end-of-day popsicles.

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Oktoberfest raises funds for Lauri Ann West Community Center
August 28, 2019
From Bavarian pretzels and Bratwurst to other seasonal-themed favorites, Oktoberfest at Lauri Ann West Community Center will give residents a chance to celebrate all things German — and raise money at the same time.

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Fox Chapel grad earns Girl Scout Gold Award
August 27, 2019
At just 19, Aspinwall teen Lindsay Arnone recognized the signs of stress and anxiety and set out to help herself — and others.

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Park system will be topic of informational session at Cooper-Siegel
August 27, 2019
Residents can learn more about Fox Chapel’s recent property acquisition that completes the borough’s park system.

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