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Photos: Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church packs more than 20,000 meals
January 18, 2020
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church partnered with Rise Against Hunger, an international relief organization that provides food to the world’s needy to try to end hunger by 2030. The church provided more than 100 volunteers and met the goal of packaging more than 20,000 meals on Jan. 11.

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Letter to the editor: The addict is today’s shepherd
January 14, 2020
“Now there were shepherds in the region, living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flocks. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord appeared to them and the Lord shone around them and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord.” Luke 2:8-12

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Kindergarten registration, math honors and more Fox Chapel student news
January 11, 2020
Registration for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2020 is scheduled in the Fox Chapel Area for February. All registration forms will be filled out online.

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Fox Chapel Area High School marching band performs at Universal Studios
January 6, 2020
The Marching Foxes had the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration, performing at Universal Studios in Florida.

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Sharpsburg Community Library hosts New Year’s celebration
January 2, 2020
Sharpsburg Community Library celebrated New Years’ Eve with a special class for toddlers and their parents, presented by Library Director Sara Mariacher. The event included books, games, snacks and a countdown to say goodbye to 2019.

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Belle Voci singers in Aspinwall among new groups getting RAD tax money in 2020
December 29, 2019
When Craig Cannon’s 34 years of directing the Fox Chapel Area High School choir program were coming to an end, he wasn’t ready to quit teaching music.

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Fox Chapel High School hosts annual telethon that raises more than $45K
December 24, 2019
The 30th annual Holiday Telethon was held at Fox Chapel Area High School on Dec. 20. The event raised more than $45,000, which is being donated to the Sharpsburg Community Library.

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Fox Chapel Area High School students honored in forensics, FBLA
December 24, 2019
Four Fox Chapel Area High School students were recognized for “Outstanding Performance” for finishing in the top five in their events at the annual North Catholic High School Forensic Tournament.

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More than 10,000 Christmas lights on display at Bob’s Garage in O’Hara
December 21, 2019
At Bob’s Garage, Christmas decorations stay up until February to accommodate the masses still crowding the small bar renowned for the outrageous number of Christmas lights enveloping the inside and outside.

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O’Hara man savors lifetime of Steelers memories as member of chain gang
December 18, 2019
The Immaculate Reception, he was there.

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Riverfront Theater Co. announces cast, holiday train and village and more around Fox Chapel
December 17, 2019
Riverfront Theater Company has revealed its cast for the winter musical special event, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

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Etna celebrates EcoDistrict Day
December 16, 2019
Etna Mayor Thomas Rengers proclaimed Dec. 11 Etna EcoDistrict Day, in celebration of the borough’s recognition as the world’s first certified EcoDistrict by the Portland, Ore.-based EcoDistricts organization.

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Photos: Pine Creek Community Band concert
December 12, 2019
Pine Creek Community Band, a 40-piece orchestra, put on a free holiday concert at St. Mary’s Church in Sharpsburg on Dec. 8. There was a huge crowd that enjoyed tunes like a medley from “The Nutcracker” along with other classic songs.

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Lyft driver from Harrison accused of exposing himself, groping passenger
December 11, 2019
A Harrison man accused of exposing himself to a woman and groping her last month while driving for the ride-sharing service Lyft was ordered Wednesday to stand trial.

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Western Pa. Christmas Bird Count has 10th most volunteers, Audubon says
December 9, 2019
Pittsburgh isn’t exactly the bird capital of world, but its volunteers who count birds for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count are ranked as the 10th largest group of counters in more than 2,600 count areas.

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Photos: Camp Guyasuta holiday event
December 5, 2019
Camp Guyasuta hosted a holiday event on Nov. 30 that included photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Grants support medical, senior shuttle services in Alle-Kiski Valley area
December 5, 2019
Free rides for seniors and a medical shuttle to UPMC facilities in the Alle-Kiski Valley area are among the services being funded with nearly $625,000 in grants from the St. Margaret Foundation.

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Shady Side Academy ranked as best STEM school in Pittsburgh area
November 25, 2019
Shady Side Academy’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program continues to receive accolades. According to a news release, Newsweek magazine recently announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools in America for 2020 – and Shady Side Academy was ranked the best STEM high school in the Pittsburgh area and No. 6 in Pennsylvania.

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Aspinwall author watches his novel jump from page to film
November 25, 2019
For Aspinwall’s Philip Beard, a punctuating moment in an 18-year journey came when he and his daughter watched actress Sadie Sink of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” shoot a scene in Kennywood Park for a movie based on his novel, “Dear Zoe.”

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St. Margaret Foundation holds Doves of Hope tree-lighting ceremony
November 23, 2019
The St. Margaret Foundation Doves of Hope kicked off the holidays with a tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 18.

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Blawnox staple Norman Nardini still rocking as he approaches 70
November 22, 2019
It’s a Friday night at the Starlite Lounge, a cozy club and restaurant on Freeport Road in Blawnox. On a tiny stage in a tiny room packed with middle-aged patrons looking to shed their working week blues, Norman Nardini is holding court.

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Holiday events abound in the Fox Chapel area
November 19, 2019
St. Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus is hosting a free Holiday Train & Village Display for the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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Dorseyville Middle School students present ‘Once on This Island Jr.’
November 15, 2019
A show that promotes the power of love against all forces of evil will take center stage at Dorseyville Middle School on Nov. 21-23.

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Fox Chapel Area High School honored by Special Olympics
November 14, 2019
Students and staff at Fox Chapel Area High School, a Special Olympics Pennsylvania Unified Champion School, got a break from academics for a banner presentation to acknowledge the school’s national recognition for its outstanding efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.

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Jazz pianist Ariel Pocock next up in Hillman Performing Arts Series
November 14, 2019
The Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel will continue its 2019-2020 season with a performance of easy-listening music by jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Ariel Pocock.

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Stuff-A-Bus collection, code officer sought in Blawnox, and more around the area
November 12, 2019
Aspinwall children Ava and Bennett Marsico are collecting toys for the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that benefits Toys for Tots.

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Fox Chapel Area High School presents “The Importance of Being Earnest”
November 7, 2019
Fox Chapel Area High School will be presenting its fall play, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Ernest” on Nov 7, 8, and 9.

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Riverfront Theater Company takes comedic look at sibling rivalry
November 7, 2019
Riverfront Theater Company is gearing up for its 2020 season by treating audiences to a special production of Christopher Durang’s comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” for two weekends in November.

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Another bomb threat closes Fox Chapel Area High School
November 6, 2019
Fox Chapel Area High School is closed Wednesday because of a bomb threat, the second closure in three weeks.

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Photos: Aspinwall Police Department’s movie night
October 30, 2019
The Aspinwall police department hosted movie night at Fireman’s Park on Oct. 18. Treats were passed out by officers while families enjoyed “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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Fox Chapel hosting Shaler with playoff berth on the line
October 25, 2019
The regular-season finale will feature plenty of playoff implications for the Fox Chapel football team.

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Photos: ‘Sip, Savor & Swing’ fundraiser for Fox Chapel library
October 23, 2019
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, along with the Riverfront Theater Company, hosted a fundraiser “Sip, Savor & Swing” at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club on Oct. 18. Actors dressed as authors or literary characters, and attendees danced to the music of The Boilermaker Jazz Band.

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North Hills DUI checkpoint in Indiana Township nets 4 arrests
October 20, 2019
Four people were arrested Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint along Route 910 in Indiana Township, officials said.

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Fox Chapel, Shady Side Academy face conference foes in Week 8
October 18, 2019
Fox Chapel’s football team is set to host Armstrong in a Class 5A Northern Conference game at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Lower Burrell limits yard waste disposal to weekends during City Hall project
October 17, 2019
Lower Burrell residents who want to dispose of leaves and limbs behind City Hall will be able to do so only on weekends because a renovation project has closed some areas of the City Hall campus along Schreiber Street.

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The 1955 murder story behind ‘Pittsburgh’ the poem, published in The New Yorker
October 17, 2019
Walter Henry was an unemployed steelworker when he was shot and killed at a Pittsburgh hotel in 1955.

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Neighborhood tailgate party celebrates Steelers
October 16, 2019
A group of neighbors hosted a huge tailgate party on Glenbrook Drive in O’Hara for the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Oct. 13, 2019. More than 40 people attended the party for food, games and getting reacquainted.

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St. Margaret Foundation to move New Kensington Family Health Center
October 15, 2019
UPMC St. Margaret plans to move its family health center in New Kensington from city hall to a new building on Fifth Avenue, the hospital’s foundation announced Tuesday.

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Shady Side Academy hosting Fort Cherry in annual homecoming game
October 11, 2019
Shady Side Academy will host Fort Cherry on Saturday afternoon for the school’s annual homecoming football game.

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Fox Chapel heads to Mars for Northern Conference matchup
October 11, 2019
Fox Chapel football still is alive for a WPIAL Class 5A playoff spot in the Northern Conference, but it needs to win its final three conference games and get help.

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Water rescue teams from 6 counties train on Allegheny River in O’Hara
October 11, 2019
The greater frequency of storms is just another reason for regional swift water rescue personnel to hone their skills on the Allegheny River on Saturday in O’Hara.

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Mushroom Club meeting, Sharpsmeade Magical Fall Festival, and more
October 10, 2019
The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel.

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Longstanding Squirrel Hill pet store moving to Sharpsburg
October 10, 2019
After 50 years, Sara’s Pets and Plants — previously Alan’s Pets and Plants — is leaving Squirrel Hill.

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Fox Chapel, Shady Side Academy set to host Week 6 football games
October 4, 2019
The Fox Chapel football team will step away from Class 5A Northern Conference play this week for a nonconference game against Connellsville.

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Photos: 41st Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Pow Wow
October 2, 2019
The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center in Indiana Township celebrated its 41st annual Pow Wow on Sept. 28-29.

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Fox Chapel falls short to Upper St. Clair
September 28, 2019
Ethan Dahlem threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns to lead Upper St. Clair (5-1) to a 42-0 victory against Fox Chapel (1-5) in a Class 5A nonconference football game Friday night.

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Parents question Fox Chapel Area’s longtime senior photo policy
September 27, 2019
Fox Chapel Area High School’s senior yearbook photo policy has some parents frustrated.

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Fox Chapel heads to Upper St. Clair for nonconference matchup
September 27, 2019
Fox Chapel football will look to stack victories Friday night when it travels to Upper St. Clair for a Class 5A nonconference game.

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Guys Run Road detours through Fox Chapel
September 24, 2019
Part of Guys Run Road in Harmar will be closed to traffic during daylight hours Wednesday through Oct. 9 so PennDOT can repair a landslide area.

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Fox Chapel heads to Hampton for Northern Conference contest
September 20, 2019
Football teams from Fox Chapel and Hampton will square off Friday night in a Class 5A Northern Conference battle at Hampton’s Fridley Field.

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Medallion Ball Tea held in Fox Chapel
September 20, 2019
The Medallion Ball Bishop’s Tea was held Sept. 14 at the Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel.

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Western Pennsylvania experiencing same bird declines being seen nationwide
September 20, 2019
Recently released researched confirmed what local bird experts already suspected: Bird populations have dropped a staggering 29% — nearly 3 billion birds — since the 1970s, according to the journal Science.

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Photos: Heritage Day at St. Juan Diego Parish
September 19, 2019
The eighth annual Heritage Day was celebrated by St. Juan Diego Parish on Sept. 14.

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FC Area Democratic Picnic, UPMC initiative helps LGBTQ+ and more
September 19, 2019
The Fox Chapel Area Democratic committee picnic will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Squaw Valley Park, 330 Fox Chapel Road, O’Hara.

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Trib newsman Dick Mears remembered for his creativity, problem-solving skills
September 16, 2019
Richard “Dick” Mears was always there for his friends and family, whether it was to lend a helping hand or offer a laugh.

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Fox Chapel, Shady Side Academy football teams ready for Week 3 matchups
September 12, 2019
The Fox Chapel football team will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Friday night when the Foxes host Kiski Area in a Class 5A Northern Conference game.

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The Herald launches new website in Neighborhood News Network
September 12, 2019
Trib Total Media is proud to announce the fifth website launch in its Neighborhood News Network series, FoxChapelHerald.com.

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Fox Chapel office collecting peanut butter for Feeding America
September 10, 2019
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services is collecting jars of peanut butter for Feeding America through Sept. 25. At the end of the peanut butter drive, the donations will be delivered to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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What’s going on this weekend in Fox Chapel: Sept. 6-8
September 6, 2019
Happy Friday, Fox Chapel! Here’s what’s going on in your neighborhood this weekend:

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Fox Chapel heads to Penn Hills for Week 2 matchup
September 6, 2019
The Fox Chapel football team will look for its first win of the season Friday when it heads to Penn Hills for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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Photos: Doggy Days at Chapel Gate Swim Club
September 6, 2019
More than 75 dogs ran, swam and ate special treats at the eighth annual Doggy Days swim hosted by the Chapel Gate Swim Club in O’Hara. Girl Scout Troop #53351 helped by taking donations and food and making toys throughout the event. Close to $1,000 will be donated to Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue.

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Foxes ready to begin conference play
August 30, 2019
After a forgettable season-opener last week against Peters Township, the Fox Chapel football team will open Class 5A Northern Conference play Friday at North Hills.

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Girl dies after ATV crash while riding with dad, sister in Fox Chapel yard
August 29, 2019
A 5-year-old Fox Chapel girl died after she was injured Thursday night while riding an all-terrain vehicle with her father and sister in her family’s front yard, police said.

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