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4/11/15

Bellevue Police are investigating two more burglaries reported in the area south of Lincoln Avenue in the final days of March.

Unlike earlier burglaries reported in the area, residents were reported to have been home when the break-ins occurred.

On March 29, a resident of South Harrison Avenue came to the police station to report that a burglary had occurred at his home while the homeowners were asleep.

The next day, a Grant Avenue resident told police that he awoke to find a window broken and a television missing.

4/25/15

Searching your car for quarters soon could be a thing of the past for people who park at meters in Bellevue. The borough council could vote as early as next week to launch a program that would allow dri-vers to use their smart phones to pay for parking.

The co-founders of Meter Feeder, who created the iOS and Android app that would supply the technology, spoke with officials at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting.

4/11/15

Jimmy Viscusi started cutting hair in 1965, and he has not stopped since, in part because it has been such a strong family tradition.

His father, Dom, had a shop on the North Side before moving to Bellevue and, after that, to West View in the 1950s, where he was the "go-to" barber who knew how to duplicate all of the latest trends in young men's hairstyles --- the fade, the Ivy League look, the flat top.

And then his life ended in a boating accident on Lake Erie in 1964.

4/11/15

By J.J. IGIMS

Fans are satisfied with games ending with the 10-run rule, but late-game rallies are even better. Avonworth competed against Freedom last Wednesday and pulled out a 5-4 victory after trailing most of the game.

The team seemed to lose focus as soon as Freedom knocked in three quick runs in the second and then another in the third, but Avonworth was not to be defeated yet. The team turned it around in the fifth inning when four runs scored to tie the game.

Blogs

04.11.15

I am completely aware that spring has just arrived, but that does not negate the fact that the long-awaited winter is, in fact, coming this very weekend.

I speak, of course, of the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, the HBO series set in the fantasy world of Westeros and its neighboring lands. In Westeros, seasons can last for many years, so many that the younger people of the land have never actually lived through a winter. And the winter that is creeping in from beyond the Wall promises to be one for the songbooks.

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The Easter Bunny was back in town last weekend for a stop at the annual egg hunt in Emsworth.

Events

Sat, 2015-05-02

The Quaker Valley Council of Governments (COG) and its member municipalities will sponsor a Recycling Day on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Avalon Borough will host the event at the parking lot of the Avalon swimming pool on New Brighton Road across from the intersection of Frederick Street and New Brighton Road.

Sat, 2015-04-18

The North Boroughs / Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels will hold a fund-raising dinner featuring homemade lasagna on Saturday, April 18, 4-6:30 p.m.

The dinner will be held at the St. James Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 28 Pittsburgh St., Emsworth.

Dinners cost $10 each, and smaller-portion meals will be available for $6 each. Take-out meals are also available.