Tag Archives: Sewickley

Quotations, Tribulations, and the Carol of the Bells

  I hope that your holiday season was joyous and uneventful. It’s been quite a while since I last posted here, and by many accounts since then our world has changed dramatically with the results of November’s election. I was … Continue reading

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March / April Digest: Arrivals, Departures, Returns

    It’s been an interesting month (and more) without a portable electronic device. Aside from the complications of lacking a mobile phone in the age of constant connectivity, I have come to miss other things even more than the … Continue reading

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February / March Digest: Blessed are the Peacemakers…

Come, labor on! No time for rest, till glows the western sky, Till the long shadows o’er our pathway lie, And a glad sound comes with the setting sun, Well done, well done! Jane L. Borthwick, 1859, 1863. It’s been … Continue reading

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This Month in Personal History – The ‘Sewickley Malaise’

Forty years ago, the attention of the local, state, and national public health community turned toward Sewickley Borough and its municipal water supply. If you lived, worked, played, or were otherwise hanging out in the general vicinity of Sewickley, PA … Continue reading

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Local Asides and Updates – Play Nice

There are plenty of little issues swirling around the area this week that garnered more than the average amount of my attention span.  Rather than dive into one and try to flesh it out for all it’s worth (as has … Continue reading

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QV Update: School Year Starts Without Resource Officer

This past February, I detailed some of the changes in the offing for Quaker Valley Schools as the 2013-2014 school year was moving toward a close. The new artificial surface at Chuck Knox Stadium was installed in late June and early … Continue reading

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Sewickley Landing Zones – A Turbulent Journey

Over the last few years I’ve been observing the manner and location at which medical helicopters land in the Sewickley area, specifically when transporting patients from Heritage Valley Hospital Sewickley (HVHS) to specialty care facilities in the Pittsburgh area and elsewhere. Recent … Continue reading

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‘Tacky Buzzer’ Stirs Emotions in Sewickley

After moving to Sewickley at age 11, one of my favorite stops while exploring on foot and bicycle was the Police Desk in the municipal building. Desk Sergeant McCandless presided over the various technical systems that allowed him to answer phone calls, … Continue reading

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Energy and History in Sewickley

Sewickley Borough government, in the form of borough council and the Historic Review Commission, deserves credit for deftly navigating some tricky waters, with their recent approval of a solar panel installation within one of the zones established by the borough’s historic preservation ordinance. … Continue reading

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Not a Slow News Day in Sewickley

As you may already know, the parent company of Patch has laid off all of its Pittsburgh-area editorial staff, while leaving the local Patch sites intact. As Halloween approaches, I’m looking for a zombie metaphor to describe the present condition … Continue reading

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