Author: Tribune-Review


Tech help, crochet classes and more at Northern Tier Regional Library
August 19, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Richland man sentenced to up to 5 years in prison in heroin overdose case
August 19, 2019
A Richland man pleaded guilty Monday in Allegheny County court to an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with the 2016 overdose death of a McCandless man.

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Pine still has glass recycling, but changes could be coming
August 16, 2019
Despite some confusion that arose recently, Vogel is still accepting glass recycling from residents in Pine Township.

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Peter Frampton benefit concert raises big funds for local charities
August 15, 2019
A crowd of 2,200 packed into Debi and Patrick Hampson’s Pine Township backyard for a concert, and while the final tally isn’t in yet, the event raised between $200,000 and $300,000 for various children’s charities. Chicago and Peter Frampton were certainly a draw for the fifth annual Celebrity Care Fest – but so was the cause.

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Colombian man gets 33 months in prison in Pine robbery of jewelry salesman
August 13, 2019
Even the Pittsburgh attorney for a Colombian man sentenced Monday for his part in a 2013 robbery of a traveling salesman of a half million in gemstones and jewelry has questions about the crime.

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Former Pirate Neil Walker to receive Graduate of the Year award in Pittsburgh
August 12, 2019
In the middle of May, Pine-Richland alum Neil Walker, a former Pittsburgh Pirate and current Miami Marlin was named the 2019 American Legion Graduate of the Year, an award given to a former Legion baseball player and current major leaguer for his character, leadership, playing abilities and community service.

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Photos: Richland Township Community Day
August 12, 2019
The weather was perfect for Richland Township’s 26th Annual Community Day on Aug. 10. Families at Richland Township Community Park enjoyed performances by the Pine-Richland marching band LDI DanceWorks dancers and live band SpinCycle, as well as games, Living Treasures petting zoo, inflatables, train rides, face painting and so much more. The day ended with a Zambelli fireworks display.

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County Deputy Sheriff Bart Hennessy of Richland remembered fondly
August 9, 2019
Allegheny County Deputy Sheriff Bart Hennessy is being remembered by colleagues as a skilled law enforcement officer and “an even better person.”

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This weekend in Pine Creek: Aug. 9-11
August 9, 2019
The weekend is here, Pine Creek! Get out of the house and soak up the last few weekends before school starts.

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Eden Hall Farm manager to visit Northern Tier Library and other events
August 8, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Dave McElhinny: Job application honesty is paramount
August 7, 2019
Before we begin, I want to go on record that I’m not proud of this, but I was desperate.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s Hampton mansion for sale for $2.3 million
August 6, 2019
If you’re in the market for a new mansion and have about $2.3 million to spend, Ben Roethlisberger’s house in Hampton could be yours.

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Band boosters selling Kennywood fundraiser tickets
August 5, 2019
Pine Richland Kennywood Day is Aug. 16 – and the Pine-Richland Band Boosters annual Kennywood ticket fundraiser is currently taking place, offering folks the lowest price on Kennywood tickets. A ride all-day ticket is $36, and a night rider ticket (after 5 p.m.) is $29.

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New Pine-Richland boys soccer coach Wiegand prepares for season
August 2, 2019
Jordan Wiegand spent his high school years playing soccer for North Hills, and now he will lead one of his alma mater’s biggest rivals as he is preparing to enter his first season at the helm of the Pine-Richland boys soccer team.

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This weekend in Pine Creek: Aug. 2-4
August 2, 2019
Hi Pine Creek! To help you plan your weekend, we’ve rounded up some fun activities and events.

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Ed Pfeifer: Don’t take that cool breeze for granted
August 1, 2019
Sirius, that’s the satellite radio station right?

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Peter Frampton, Chicago to headline Pine Township backyard concert
July 31, 2019
Now in its fifth year, the Celebrity Care Fest concert will once again be held in a sprawling, 10-acre backyard residence in Pine Township on Aug. 9.

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Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavorless
July 29, 2019
What do you know about gluten-free baking or cooking? Unless you are forced to think about it, it probably doesn’t even cross your mind.

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Pine-Richland’s Tommy Beam: WVU ‘really fit my personality’
July 27, 2019
While Pine-Richland baseball player Tommy Beam is only halfway through his high school career, he decided he did not need the next two years to deliberate on his college plans. The Rams standout pitcher cemented his college decision July 5 when he announced on Twitter he had committed to play at West Virginia.

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Northern Tier Library summer programs in full swing
July 25, 2019
Northern Tier Library has much more going on than offering books.

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Pine Community Day has huge turnout despite hot, humid conditions
July 22, 2019
Sweltering conditions didn’t deter residents from celebrating the 30th Community Day celebration in Pine on July 20. Food booths, children’s activities, contests, crafts, presentations and more were available. The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display.

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What to do about suspicious orders is focus in opioid case
July 19, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio counties are asking a judge to find that drugmakers and distributors were not allowed to ship suspicious orders of controlled substances to pharmacies.

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Pine-Richland Palomino powers through postseason
July 19, 2019
The summer baseball season is beginning to wind down for the Pine-Richland Palomino baseball team, which competes in the Butler County Area Baseball League.

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Richland environmental, sustainability coordinator resigns
July 18, 2019
Richland Township officials have bid farewell to Sara Knapp Sims, the township’s environmental compliance and sustainability coordinator.

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L.L. Bean hosting outdoor events in North Park year round
July 17, 2019
In it’s continued effort to introduce people to the outdoors, L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools hosted basic paddle boarding in the lake at North Park last week. Hosted year-round around the nation, L.L. Bean offers courses in kayaking, archery, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, canoeing, bird watching, outdoor fitness & yoga, hunter safety, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, children’s camps and much more.

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Solutions to pesky chipmunk problems available
July 16, 2019
I own a beagle named Dozer. He’s a great dog — loyal and friendly. But, he’s lazy and not real sharp. Dozer doesn’t play fetch or do tricks and, despite his award-winning pedigree, Dozer is no hunter. Except, that is, when it comes to chipmunks a.k.a. “chippys” or “grinnies.”

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Puppy Yoga coming to North Park
July 14, 2019
If the idea of combining yoga with adorable puppies sounds like a perfect way to spend an hour, you’ll want to be at North Park on Aug. 3.

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Pine man highlights history with presidential trinkets at Fox Chapel library
July 14, 2019
A collection of “odd and goofy” trinkets will be on display at Cooper-Siegel Community Library for people who have a passion for U.S. history or simply a penchant for unusual tchotchkes.

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Beattie team shines in SkillsUSA national competition
July 13, 2019
Lizzie Ahlborn screamed on stage and raised her hands above her head.

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Pine Creek Journal recognized by American Legion
July 11, 2019
The Pine Creek Journal was honored as the Weekly Newspaper of the Year by the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania on July 12 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel during the American Legion’s annual Department Convention.

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Free Pirates tickets for blood donors at Pine-Richland
July 9, 2019
On July 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. there will be a community blood drive with Vitalant held at Pine-Richland High School.

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Girl Scouts earn Silver Awards for Northern Tier Library improvements
July 9, 2019
Isabella Ackerman and Kesar Sampat, both of Pine, earned their Girl Scout Silver Award at the Northern Tier Library. They refurbished the children’s department, added comfortable cushions and pillows to the existing benches. They refinished the children’s activity table, designed several “toppers,” including a sensory board, chalk board, and Lego board.

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Richland Park’s new splash pad opens just in time
July 8, 2019
Richland Township Community Park has become the place to be for children looking to cool off this summer. The park unveiled its new playground and splash pad last week to rave reviews and the timing couldn’t be better as sweltering conditions made the splash pad a very popular location.

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Dave McElhinny: Menus and autocorrect create unappetizing combination
July 5, 2019
When you read and write for a living, it’s hard to shut it off when you go home for the day. Almost instinctively, I discover myself silently editing everything. I’m sure it’s the same for people in other professions. I’m sure mechanics always look at vehicles with a critical eye, engineers certainly look carefully at buildings and bridges, a proctologist is likely to be driving home from work when … well, they probably just go home after work, but you get my point.

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Pair of Aquinas fencers stay sharp in class
July 2, 2019
For their skills in their sport and their commitment in the classroom, Aquinas Academy fencers Harry Hardman and Steven Giacobbe have both been distinguished as members of the 2019 USA Fencing All-Academic Teams.

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Porsche Club enjoys tasting event at Narcisi Winery
July 1, 2019
On June 15, the Ladies of the Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America (ARPCA) enjoyed a wine-tasting at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia. ARPCA is a not-for-profit organization that hosts driver education events as well as supporting other non-profits in the community through charitable giving tied to club events. Some of the groups the ARPCA has supported are the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pa., Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Hope Hospice, P3 - Supporting Active Duty Military Personnel, and PVGP - Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (Autism Society of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Valley School.

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Pine Township couple serve as witnesses for Pennsylvania Lottery
June 29, 2019
Many people take the nightly Pennsylvania Lottery drawing for granted. Really, all you have to do is turn on your television and watch.

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Pine-Richland golfer Professori swings into summer
June 28, 2019
Pine-Richland rising senior Donnie Professori is looking to tee up a summer’s worth of strong performances on the golf course, and is already off to a productive start as he finished in a tie for fourth place at the 99th Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior Championships at Westmoreland County Country Club this past week.

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Pine-Richland hosts Young Writers event
June 22, 2019
Students at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School participated in the Young Writers Institute from June 17 to 21.

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Gibsonia native, Naval engineer in NATO exercise
June 21, 2019
Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Claypool, a native of Gibsonia, participated in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations from June 9 to 21.

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Richland man relishes opportunity to work at U.S. Open in Pebble Beach
June 19, 2019
A Richland man who traveled to Pebble Beach, Calif., last week to serve on the wellness team serving athletes and others during the U.S. Open said it was “pretty fantastic.”

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Chatham Eden Hall hosts sourbread workshop
June 19, 2019
Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus was the site of a three-hour sourbread workshop on June 15 to teach interested community members how to make fougasse. This bread that originated in France benefits from slow fermentation, offering unique flavor and texture. The workshop included making the bread from scratch, tasting the finished product and taking home dough to make more.

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Patriot Games in Gibsonia a grueling challenge
June 18, 2019
R.A.W. Training and Crossfit R.A.W. hosted the 7th annual Patriot Games team event on June 15. This event was a one-day team event challenge with teams consisting of two males and two females. The athletes competed in a variety of events that tested endurance and strength in a variety of grueling ways.

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Brews, Bikes and BBQ hosted in North Park
June 18, 2019
PRO BIKE + RUN and Cannondale Bicycles hosted Brews, Bikes and BBQ in North Park on June 15 and 16. There were a bike ride, bike demonstrations, food trucks, draft beer and more. The annual event gives riders an opportunity to meet other cycling enthusiasts.

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Blessed Trinity Academy track team wins Diocesan title
June 15, 2019
The Blessed Trinity Academy Bulldogs varsity track team competed and were victorious at the May 18 Diocesan Championships at Robert Morris University.

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Northern Tier Library hosting STEM events throughout summer
June 14, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Pine’s Voit drafted in OHL and USHL
June 13, 2019
Pine resident Ty Voit recently received two of the biggest honors of his hockey career within the span of one month when he was selected in the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection draft and the 2019 United States Hockey League Phase I draft.

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Western Pa. soccer coaches split on U.S. women running up score in World Cup
June 12, 2019
Athletes in all sports at all levels are told to play hard and not give up.

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Richland chiropractor to adjust golfers at U.S. Open
June 11, 2019
A Richland man went to Pebble Beach, Calif., last week to serve in a wellness trailer to treat athletes and others during the U.S. Open.

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Pine-Richland’s Class of 2019 celebrate graduation
June 10, 2019
On June 7, the Pine-Richland Class of 2019 celebrated commencement. While turbulent weather was in the forecast, friends and family piled into the stadium and were rewarded with perfect conditions.

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Northern Tier Library hosting STEM events throughout summer
June 10, 2019
Northern Tier Regional Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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Richland man charged in connection with McCandless overdose death goes on trial
June 10, 2019
Testimony began Monday in the trial of a man who is charged with selling the heroin that killed a McCandless man in 2016.

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Pine-Richland’s Joey Bolick helps W&J baseball to College World Series
June 8, 2019
The Washington &Jefferson baseball team had a season to remember, and Pine-Richland graduate Joey Bolick was there for every milestone as a starting infielder.

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Sophomore season a resounding success for Pine-Richland’s Bryant
June 8, 2019
For Pine-Richland track and field athlete Danielle Bryant, her sophomore season wasn’t just encouraging or promising.

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Manor Road in Pine closing for two months
June 8, 2019
Manor Road in Pine Township will be closed between Ardmore Street and Brookside Drive from June 10 through Aug. 9.

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Rain, fallen trees and chainsaws – Spring in Western Pa.
June 5, 2019
Thanks to the noise of the wind-driven rain, the endless splash of mud puddles and the smacking sound of my wipers, the truck radio was barely audible. But the rich voice of country crooner Luke Bryan would not be denied. So despite the deafening aquatic symphony I was able to make out the chorus of one of Luke’s smash hits “Rain is a Good Thing.”

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Pine-Richland defeats Penn-Trafford to claim 6th WPIAL baseball title
June 4, 2019
With Wild Things Park stuck under a layer of rain clouds, Penn-Trafford and Pine-Richland waited an extra day to play their WPIAL baseball championship.

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Pine-Richland Middle School closed after weather causes electrical issue
May 29, 2019
An electrical issue connected with Tuesday night’s storms has forced Pine-Richland Middle School to close Wednesday.

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Photo Gallery: Enjoying the outdoors at North Park
May 29, 2019
As temperatures reached summer-like late last week, people of all ages made their way to North Park to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.

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PRHS Senior Earns Gene Kelly ‘Best Actor’ Award
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May 28, 2019
Pine-Richland High School senior Tyler Hepler earned a Gene Kelly “Best Actor” award on May 25, 2019. He will travel to New York City in June to represent Pittsburgh in the National High School Musical Theater Awards. Pine-Richland earned five Gene Kelly nominations for its production of “Guys & Dolls.” Senior Declan Allwein earned a […]

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Scouts from North communities replace flags on veterans’ graves
May 28, 2019
Members of Cub Scout Troop 179 and Boys Scout Troop 150 spent time replacing flags on veterans’ graves at Bakerstown Presbyterian Church on May 23, 2019.

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Pine-Richland Middle School named School to Watch
May 23, 2019
Pine-Richland Middle School was honored as a School to Watch during a presentation at the school on May 22, 2019.

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Pine Supervisors primary not over yet
May 22, 2019
The race for Pine Township Supervisor is still undecided following last night’s primaries. While Jeffrey Hyams won the Democrat seat as the only candidate, the Republican race had seven vying for just three seats. While Pat Avolio and Jack Donahue won the first two seats, Ryan Colombo and Jeff Romano appear to be tied for the third seat.

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Pine-Richland prom photo gallery
May 22, 2019
The Pine-Richland prom theme was “Throw Back to 2000” and held at Heinz Field.

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BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center opens in Wexford
May 6, 2019
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center held its grand opening in Wexford. The center is designed to help people lose weight quickly and naturally.

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Thunderbirds host Alleycats in American Ultimate Disc League home opener
May 6, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, at J.C. Stone Field in North Park, the Indianapolis Alleycats defeated the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 19-16 in the home opener of the American Ultimate Disc League.

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Hempfield captures boys WPIAL track championship in final event
May 6, 2019
It was a classic finish in the WPIAL Class AAA team championship Monday at Peters Township.

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Students seek solutions to climate change at Chatham’s Eden Hall
May 1, 2019
Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus was the site of Sustainability Summit for Youth: Global Solutions to Combat Climate Change, on April 30. High school students from across the region were introduced to and encouraged to discuss ways to battle climate change.

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Bike Rodeo promotes safety in the North Hills
April 30, 2019
Young bicyclists from all over the North Hills stopped by The Block of Northway on April 27 for a bike rodeo to promote safety. Everything from the rules of the road to bike skills to safety equipment were covered.

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Plantings in North Park aim to bolster water, soil quality
April 29, 2019
Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and Allegheny Watershed Alliance (AWA) organized an event to plant native trees and shrubs in North Park on April 27 to improve Pine Creek with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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Depreciation Lands Museum hosting bevy of events
April 27, 2019
• On Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 4 p.m., Children’s Heritage Day will be held.

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Ed Pfeifer: Mom’s lessons continue to guide, inspire
April 24, 2019
When my children were young, I loved to tell them stories. I created a cast of characters with funny accents and wild appearances and sent them on comical journeys through weird and interesting places. The kids howled at the stories, the players and the exotic lands in which they lived.

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John Dorfman: Cheapest stocks in each sector could be bargains
April 22, 2019
What would happen if you bought the cheapest stock in each of the major stock market sectors?

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Pine-Richland students rake in honors
April 22, 2019
Pine-Richland High School junior Olivia McGeary performed at the Pennsylvania Music Educators All-State Choral program at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 6.

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Depreciation Lands Museum’s Children’s Heritage Day scheduled
April 19, 2019
Kids can get to experience what it was like to live, work and play in the local colonial times at the Depreciation Lands Museum Children’s Heritage Day on May 5, which also marks the opening day for the season.

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Blessed Trinity Academy teacher honored with Golden Apple Award
April 18, 2019
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has awarded Marjorie Heasley, Blessed Trinity Academy second grade teacher, the Golden Apple Award for excellence in education and community service.

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Joey’s P.A.W. Spring Fling to help get dogs moving again
April 18, 2019
An upcoming fundraiser will help injured animals get moving again.

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Eden Hall students compete in Science Olympiad
April 14, 2019
On Friday, April 12, Eden Hall Upper Elementary students took part in the school’s annual Science Olympiad. The students were tasked with a multitude of science-based activities to take part in and solve.

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Fellowship happenings around the region
April 10, 2019
Bakerstown United Methodist

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Welcome to the new Pine Creek Journal
April 8, 2019
Welcome to the new Pine Creek Journal.

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Pine-Richland lacrosse continues dominant start to season
April 8, 2019
On Saturday, April 6, the top-ranked Pine-Richland boys lacrosse team rolled to a hardfought 5-3 victory over Hill Academy. This was a non-conference game against Hill Academy, an elite program from Kleinburg, Ontario.

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Northern Tier Public Library plans upcoming events
January 3, 2019
Northern Tier Public Library has a variety of upcoming activities and events. The library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia.

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