Holiday Hours in Sewickley

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One of the best things about Sewickley is that most of the retailers, services, and organizations here are locally and independently operated. This is fantastic, obviously, because you’re sure to find some truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. Supporting and shopping at local businesses is imperative for a vibrant town! The following is a list of business […]

Sewickley Light Up Night 2014

If you’ve been to a Sewickley Light Up Night in the past, you may have a sense of familiarity when navigating the streets. But there are a few things that might be new to you as well! Here are some things you need to know about Light Up Night in Sewickley: 1.) First off, when/where […]

Village Green’s (kind of) Award Winning Thai Chicken Chili Recipe

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Howdy, y’all. Last weekend, Village Green participated in Fern Hollow Nature Center’s Hoedown & Chili Cookoff, which featured delicious chili recipes from six local Sewickley nonprofit organizations. The Cochran Hose Sewickley Fire Department, Child Health Association, Laughlin Children’s Center, Sewickley Valley YMCA, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, and Village Green Partners rolled up our sleeves and dove […]

Halloween Classes at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

Halloween Masquerade – CH16 It’s time for Halloween! Let your imagination run wild as you create and decorate your very own Halloween mask. Who do you want to be this Halloween?  A ghost? A princess? With the right mask, you can be anything that you want to be! Ages:  7-10 Date:  Saturday, October 25th Time:  […]

One Cool Boutique At A Time

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In the past, Pittsburgh hasn’t exactly been synonymous with the word “fashion.” It’s been named one of the worst-dressed cities in the country more than once, and many out-of-towners are confused with the general pro-sports-jersey-to-dinner (or church) attitude. In Sewickley, we’re trying to change that attitude, one cool boutique at a time. Visit the array […]

The 24th Annual Sewickley Harvest Festival

The twenty-fourth annual Sewickley Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, September 6th, from 10:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.  This popular event will host over 136 vendors of crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, holiday items, delectable food items, children’s activities and more.  Sewickley Police, Sewickley Fire Department, local merchants and many churches have events that coincide […]

How One Summer Can Change Your Life

One Summer Can Change Your Life Sweetwater Center for the Arts and the Sewickley Community center have teamed up once again for this summer’s most influential camp, the Creative Summer Experience, a full-day multicultural art camp for children ages 6 -12.  Campers are encouraged to engage in the vitality and history of various world cultures […]

Where’s Waldo? Scavenger Hunt 2014

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The Penguin Bookshop is proud to present “Where’s Waldo in Sewickley?” for the third year in a row! The game lasts for the entire month of July, beginning with a launch party at Penguin Bookshop on July 1st at 12pm. Kids can register by themselves or in teams during the party, and WALDO himself will be there! If this is […]

Summer Sundays Sewickley

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Sewickley’s open on Sundays! Shop local businesses, grab lunch at a favorite restaurant, and spend the day in the Village. Take a deep breath at a fitness class, or visit one of Sewickley’s great parks! Share your experiences with us on Instagram and Facebook by using the hashtag #ExploreSewickley. We love to find new favorites, […]

How can residents help make Sewickley an even more vibrant community?

There are many ways for residents to support Village Green Partners and the efforts to make Sewickley a more vibrant community. In addition to the ways listed below, we will be creating an annual appeal campaign in the future. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES The single most important thing to do is support our Sewickley businesses. These […]

Volunteers Needed for “Little Shop of Horrors”

The Sewickley Area Theatre Company is in need of assistance with our upcoming production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” which runs June 19-21 & 26-28 at the QVMS Auditorium. They are seeking as many people to volunteer as possible in the following areas of need: House Management: Box Office (Selling tickets at the door, managing ticket reservations, […]

Memorial Day Activities 2014

Download the 2014 Memorial Day Program here. FRIDAY, MAY 23rd at WOLCOTT PARK  Join the Borough of Sewickley on Friday, May 23 for the 123rd Celebration of Veterans in Sewickley. A flag retirement ceremony will take place at Wolcott Park beginning at 6:00 p.m. Do you have a worn, torn, faded, or soiled American flag? Bring it to Wolcott Park […]

Calling All Graphic Designers!

Village Green Partners is looking for a freelance graphic designer to help us with the Explore Sewickley brand! Sadly, we are losing our long-time graphic designer, whom we will very much miss. But the good news is that we are looking for someone who excels in graphic design and has the skills to breathe life […]

Borough of Sewickley Parking Study

The Borough of Sewickley received the Parking Study conducted by Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc. This report summarizes their findings regarding the current and future parking conditions and the need to build additional parking in the study area. It also includes a planning level financial analysis for building a parking garage. To download the parking study in its […]

Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk 2014 + Other Events

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The Sewickley Gallery Walk is Friday, April 4th, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. In addition to many of Sewickley’s best artists, curators, and art lovers, there are many other events this evening that you won’t want to miss out on! Spring Gallery Walk Exhibitions   Brandy Bock-Tott, artist and owner of the SEWICKLEY STUDIO, is […]

PA Academy of Dance Summer Camps

Looking for a fun way to keep your kids fit this summer? Check out the camps at the Pennsylvania Academy of Dance! PRINCESS CAMP (2-5 years) Ballet, arts & crafts, face painting, games, and more! June 16th-20th, July 7th-11th
, August 18th-22nd 9:30am-12pm $40 a day or $175 for the week!    HIP-HOP CAMP (2-5 years) Hip-Hop, arts […]

Something WILD is coming to Sweetwater…

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WILD THINGS COMING TO SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS INFLATABLE TENTACLES AND EXHIBITION SET FOR APRIL 4, 6:00 PM Sewickley, PA, March 7, 2014—Wild creatures. Wild urges. Wild colors. Wild movement. Wild Things are coming to Sweetwater. This summer-long campaign to increase awareness about Sweetwater’s many offerings kicks off on Friday, April 4 at 6:00 […]

Beatlemania! at the Sewickley Public Library

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In February 1964 the Beatles rocked the nation on the Ed Sullivan show. In honor of their American beginnings, the library will be celebrating all things Beatles related. We have many things planned for this special celebration. Our display cases will feature Beatles’ LPs, artwork, newspaper headlines, and memorabilia. People of all ages can try […]

Sewickley Restaurants Team Up for Kevin Kenny Fundraising Event

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A Silent Auction Benefit for Kevin Kenny, sponsored by the Sewickley Café and Café des Amis, will be held on Sunday, March 2nd from 5pm – 7pm at the Sewickley Café. The two restaurants are teaming up to offer a benefit for Kevin Kenny, a 20-year-old Quaker Valley High School graduate recovering from a tragic accident […]

Bitter cold temperatures prompt Quaker Valley school closures

Not your typical snow day. With temperatures rapidly dropping to negative numbers and a wind chill warning in effect until Wednesday, Jan. 8th, the Quaker Valley School District has announced that school will be canceled on Tuesday, Jan. 7th, followed by 2-hour delay on Wednesday Jan. 8th. All athletics and activities are also canceled for Tuesday. […]

The Battle of the Books is Back at the Sewickley Public Library!

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This exciting annual program has battles for students in 4th through 12th grades, each with its own reading list. 4th and 5th graders who are interested in participating should attend the appropriate informational meeting. 6th through 12th graders should click here or stop in the Teen Room at the Sewickley Public Library. 4th Grade Meeting: Tuesday, […]

Adopt a Therapy Horse or Donkey: Verland Fundraiser

‘’Tis the Season to Adopt a Horse or Donkey!  Verland is hosting their annual Adopt-a-Horse-Donkey Fun-raiser to help take care of their therapeutic horses and miniature donkeys. Individuals or groups will be able to come to the stable & have their picture taken with their new adopted friend. Donations from $10 to $1,000 will be […]

Friends Support FRIENDS: Friends of Quaker Valley Schools Fundraiser

FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation Annual fund raiser:  FRIENDS Support Friends – Shop Sewickley! This is a season-long and village-wide raffle that will help to financially support the programs underwritten by “FRIENDS” and support our local businesses.  The businesses have donated wonderful prizes!       TO PURCHASE TICKETS:  Visit Vans Salon, Perfect Boutique, […]

Light Up Night 2013 Activities & Map

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If you’ve been to a Sewickley Light Up Night in the past, you may have a sense of familiarity when navigating the streets. But there are a few things that might be new to you as well! Here are some things you need to know about Light Up Night in Sewickley: 1.) First off, when/where […]

SVCC Presents: “Practical Marketing for Small & Midsized Businesses”

SEWICKLEY VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS MARKETING SEMINAR FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES Local Expert to Offer Practical Advice for Organizations with Limited Time and Budgets October 4, 2013 – Sewickley, PA – As part of its ongoing commitment to professional development for business owners in the region, the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the […]

I Live Here, I Give Here: How You Can Support Sewickley’s Nonprofits on Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving

The Pittsburgh Day of Giving 2012 will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 12:00 a.m. ET until 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Sewickley nonprofit organizations who need support All donations during that 24-hour period will receive a pro-rated portion of the match pool.  (As an example, if the match pool is $500,000 and the total amount raised […]

Tuskeegee Airmen Memorial Dedication – Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Dedication Set Largest outdoor memorial in the country Sewickley, PA – The largest Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in the country will be dedicated on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2pm. at Sewickley Cemetery.   The memorial is the centerpiece of an educational and commemoration project of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of the Greater […]

Real Good, Feel Good: Sewickley Farmers Market Event

Last month, we hung out with TABLE Magazine and B Gourmet at the St. James Farmers Market. This month our chef is Sam DiBattista from Vivo Kitchen. On Saturday, August 17th, come and check out a flower potting demonstration by Blue Fox Landscaping. Using fresh flowers from the market, they’ll show us how to create beautiful container gardens. Then shop the market some more […]

August Night Market in Sewickley

  This August’s Night Market will be the best one yet – Join us for a FREE Photo Booth sponsored by Ingram Portrait Design, Sincerely Yogurt Sewickley, Social Sorbet, and Explore Sewickley.  Watch tribal belly dancers at Vivo Kitchen. Enjoy delicious sliders from East Coast Sandwiches LLC and feed your inner Yinzer with the PGH Pierogi Truck! Save the date… Friday, August 9th at […]

What’s Going On This Weekend in Sewickley?

Lots of entertainment, that’s what. Come hang out in the Village and celebrate summer and small businesses with us! Friday, July 12th Sewickley Night Market Join over 35 of your favorite local retailers, restaurants, and businesses on Friday, July 12th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm for an evening of shopping and dining under the stars.  Stroll along Beaver Street, […]

Table Magazine presents: Real Good Feel Good at the Sewickley Farmers Market

Join Explore Sewickley and TABLE Magazine at the St. James Farmers Market on Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Each month, a local chef will be cooking at the Farmer’s Market using food that they’ve purchased from the vendors there, and will be giving out tastes from their dishes. (If you’ve ever […]

Where’s Waldo in Sewickley 2013

Where’s Waldo? In Sewickley, of course! For the second year, the hunt for the famous fellow in the red and white stripes is on in Sewickley for the entire month of July. 23 local businesses, marked by a Where’s Waldo window cling, are hiding a small figurine of Waldo somewhere in their stores, and it’s […]

Pennsylvannia Academy of Dance

We have a great new resource right here in Sewickley!  It is the Pennsylvannia Academy of Dance.  The Academy has a diverse set of classes that can be available to people of all ages.  Get fit for summer by taking ballet, hip-hop, or musical theater dance!  If you are interested in getting connected go tohttp://paacademyofdance.com/Home_Page_08MN.html.

Sewickley Night Market

Join your favorite Sewickley businesses on Friday, June 14 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm for an evening of shopping and dining under the stars.  Stroll along Beaver Street, shop, & enjoy light music at the first Sewickley Night Market! Can’t make it to this one? Night Markets will be held on the second Friday of July & […]

2013 Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk Exhibitions

On Friday, April 26th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm & Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am – 4:00pm, the Galleries of Sewickley present the annual Spring Gallery Walk. Here’s a look into the exhibitions planned for the weekend: St. James Parish Artists’ Exhibition Celebrating the 150th anniversary celebration of St. James Parish and the 100th anniversary of […]

St. James Farmer’s Market Open for the Season!

Every year, St. James Church hosts a Farmers’ Market as an outreach to support local farmers and early merchants. Now in its seventh year, the St. James Church Farmers’ Market hosts merchants selling everything from fresh organic beef and pork and locally grown fresh vegetables to local honey, pastries, and even freshly made pierogies. Join […]

“It’s No Big Deal…Right?” Youth Connect Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Underage Substance Abuse & Effects

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Underage Substance Abuse and its Effects Youth Connect will host an important town hall meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, in the Quaker Valley Middle School auditorium.  Entitled, “It’s No Big Deal… Right?”, the focus of the meeting will be the scope, nature, and problems associated with […]

Attack of Sir Hops-A-Lot at the Sharp Edge Sewickley Bistro

We just learned that your palate changes every 7 years, and Brett McMahan at the Sharp Edge Bistro Sewickley will absolutely call you out if you say you don’t like hops. Trust us. It just happened. “How do you know you don’t like hops?” said Brett. “There’s 30-35 different kinds of them. Everyone likes hops… you just have to find […]

Win Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets & Club Seats from Verland!

WIN PITTSBURGH PENGUINS TICKETS! Ten bucks for Pittsburgh Penguins tickets and Club Level seating? Sounds good to us! For a donation of $10.00 per ticket, you have 3 chances to win two First Niagara Club Level tickets (a $167.50 value) to watch the Pens take on the Montreal Canadiens on April 17th at 7pm. Each […]

About Village Theater Company

The Village Theater Company, like so many companies, was formed from a simple idea. VTC President of the Board Brian Duggan and his wife, Carol, moved their family of four school-aged children to the Village and loved everything about it. “Sewickley is a great town and close to the city,” said Duggan. “But where is […]

Village Theater Company Granted 501(c)3 Status

After months of dedication and hard work from volunteers, the Village Theater Company finally has obtained its 501(c)3 status, which allows the company to move forward in the area of receiving grants and funding. Obtaining nonprofit status is a major milestone for the Village Theater Company (VTC). Creating a business plan and gaining the support […]

First Sewickley Chocolate Walk a “Sweet” Success

The inaugural Sewickley Chocolate Walk, organized by Alex DeLoia and Jennifer Markus of Village Green Partners, brought over 125 attendees to the snowy Sewickley business district on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Fifteen businesses offered a delectable assortment of chocolate treats, which walkers happily taste-tested. Attendees received a map with each stop labeled. They walked around town, […]

Sweet Jazz Music Series at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

Sewickley, PA— Sweetwater’s popular jazz series returns for the ninth year in a row!  Spend your Fridays in February enjoying great music with complimentary hors d’oeuvres (provided by the James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy) and wine in Sweetwater’s intimate night club setting.  Each week brings you amazing talent in a different jazz style.Get your tickets […]

Reaching For The Clouds at Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori methodology is based on the her observations of children. She believed that children of all ages thrived when they were given the opportunity to experience mastery of real life skills and knowledge that was appropriate to their age and stage of life.  The felt the self-confidence and joy of young teenagers was bolstered by building […]

Youth Connect presents “Letting Go”: The College Transitions for Parents & Students

It begins tomorrow!  Letting Go Book Discussions: The College Transition for Parents & Students Youth Connect is presenting a three-part discussion series about the highly praised book, Letting Go.  The book presents valuable insight, comfort, and guidance for families making the emotional and social transition from high school to college.  The discussions, which take place […]

MAVUNO Exhibition at Sweetwater Center for the Arts

                                                                                  Free MAVUNO Exhibition! Sweetwater is proud to present its 16th Annual MAVUNO Festival of […]

Re-bound: Reconceptualizing our notion of the physical book

Join the Sewickley Arts Initiative on Friday, September 28th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for the opening reception of “Re-bound: Reconceptualizing our notion of the physical book.” Located at 419 Beaver Street, the exhibition will run through October 6th. In the digital age of the e-book, when it takes your tablet or iPad less than […]

Sewickley is throwing an Oktoberfest Party!

Looking to experience an authentic German Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and don’t feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars to get to Munich?  Join Village Green Partners and the Sharp Edge Bistro for Sewickley’s very first Oktoberfest on October 5 and 6, 2012.

Sewickley Academy Clothesline and Used Book Sale

The Sewickley Academy Clothesline Committee is excited and ready to start its 59th year! With the annual Clothesline Sale coming in September, we are turning to you with a special invitation to join us and make this the most successful Clothesline Sale ever!   Schedule of Activities  Receiving Dates:      Sept. 4 – Sept. 10……………………………… […]

Celebrate National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day, and Sewickley is celebrating! True story: The history of marshmallows dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Pharaohs used to eat the sweet extract that comes from squeezing mallow plants. It wasn’t until the 19th century that marshmallows evolved to become the delicious treats we know […]

Five Things to Do This Weekend in the Village

There’s a lot going on this weekend! What are your plans? 

Fancy’s Folly Re-Opening in September

Fancy’s Folly, the upscale boutique, is re-opening again in the Sewickley Village on Thursday, September 6th at 427 Broad Street. The store’s re-opening will feature a special trunk show of the Lex&Lynne jewelry collection (www.lexandlynne.com) as well as fabulous new “finds” for fall and the addition of several new lines not currently available anywhere in Pittsburgh! Boatman Geller, […]

Save the Date for Sewickley Oktoberfest!

Looking to experience an authentic German Oktoberfest, but don’t feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars to get to Munich?  Join Village Green Partners and the Sharp Edge Bistro for Sewickley’s very first Oktoberfest on October 5 and 6, 2012!  Sewickley Oktoberfest, a family-friendly event, will feature all of the fan favorites, including German food, […]

Five More Great Reasons to Shop Local

There are so many benefits of choosing local, independently-owned businesses. We realize that it’s not always possible to buy what you need locally. But, if you have the option, we humbly ask you to Think Sewickley First!

Five Great Reasons to Shop Local

If we wanted our neighborhood to look like Any Other Town, USA, we’d move there. Here are five great reasons to BUY LOCAL in Sewickley!

The Dillner Family Farm

Dillner Family Farm is a third generation farm located in Gibsonia. Having been around since the 1940’s, the farm boasts several greenhouses, blueberry bushes and an orchard.

Gray Farms – Farmer’s Market Vendor

From tomatillos and squash blossoms, to ground beef and “righteous” organic jerky, Gray Farms has it all.

Parking Survey Results

Results to our recent parking survey show there IS a parking problem, but the comments confirmed that it could be more about the perception than actually finding spaces. Here’s what we found.

Uncle Fester’s

Traveling to numerous farmer’s markets all over Allegheny County, Ed Foster from Clinton, Pa. graces Sewickley every Saturday at the St. James Farmers Market. His products are under the name Uncle Fester’s with a long list of tasty homemade specialties including: pickled vegetables, bloody mary mix, honey, pickled eggs, barbecue sauces, homemade mustards, jams, dips […]