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The voting machines had barely cooled down after Tuesday’s primary election when Bellevue residents saw the borough’s first liquor license application notice appear on a storefront window.

A referendum to allow businesses to open bars and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages was approved by voters, 897-526.


Bellevue Council voted last week to approve a contract with Meter Feeder to implement a smart phone app that motorists will be able to use to pay for parking at meters in the borough.

Signs and stickers will be [posted at meters when the app is available for use.


Dylan McKelvey Dylan Lawrence McKelvey, 19, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. He is survived by his grandparents, Larry and Debbie McKelvey; his brother, Devin E. McKelvey; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday.

Dolores Hamilton Dolores A. Lipinski Hamilton, wife of the late Robert W. Hamilton Sr., died Thursday, May 14, 2015.


Bellevue Mayor Paul Cusick last week presented a list of recommendations for paid parking in the borough.

Cusick asked council to amend the borough’s parking ordinance to make several changes, including changing the time limits on some meters, and the elimination of free Saturday parking on Lincoln Avenue. The mayor said that parking in the borough’s lots could remain free on Saturdays, but charging for meters on Lincoln would help keep spaces available to shoppers.



This year The Citizen will publish its 11th annual Pet Photo Contest, benefitting a local animal-related project. It is usually our biggest selling issue of the year, because if there is one thing most of us can agree on, it's that we love our pets.


The work of artists at every grade level was presented recently to the Northgate School Board. Matted and framed, the selected pieces of art will be on display throughout the district’s buildings. Pictured from left are some of the chosen artists and their work:Elizabeth Ahlborn from the middle/senior high school; Gabriella Sbraccia of Bellevue Elementary, Daniel Bonnett of the middle/senior high school and Gabriella Salas of Avalon Elementary. Artists not pictured include Jordan Smalley, Katie Yeschke and Jesron Hall.


Sat, 2015-05-30

The Bellevue Dog Woods will host a festival for canines and their owners on Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the off-leash park located in memorial park, Bellevue Road.

Vendors will offer items made just for dogs (and cats), imncluding treats, toys and accessories. People will be able to get information from various services available for pets.

Avalon Veterinary Hospital will be providing low-cost rabies vaccines at a cost of $10. These will be one-year vaccines. Owners who would like to get the three-year vaccine must bring their dogs' vaccination records.

Mon, 2015-05-25

The 69th annual Avonworth Community Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m.

Parade division numbers I and II will march along Center Avenue in Emsworth and continue along Church Avenue in Ben Avon. Division III emergency services will line up at the former Shop ‘n Save lot and join the parade there.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. at Lance Cpl. Kenny Field. Robert B. Jones, mayor of Ben Avon and Vietnam War veteran, will be the guest speaker.

In case of rain, services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, in Smith Center.