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Residents both for and against Bellevue hosting another business serving alcoholic beverages spoke during a public hearing on Tuesday held to provide input on the borough council's upcoming decision on whether to allow a liquor license in excess of the borough's quota. Much of Bellevue Council’s concern, however, was how and why the borough had failed to have a procedure in place for the application request.



Pairings were announced this past Tuesday for the WPIAL basketball playoffs, which get underway tomorrow as the Avonworth Antelopes (12-9) meet Aliquippa (14-7) in a first round game to be played at Sewickley Academy at 1 p.m.

A win for the Antelopes would advance the team to the quarterfinals, where they would meet the Neshannock-McGuffey winner next Thursday, Feb. 21, with the site and time yet to be determined.

The Avonworth Lady ‘Lopes (15-6) begin the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and will play Beth-Center (12-9) at Gateway at 6:30 p.m.


Bellevue has a chance to become home to a dek hockey rink at Memorial Park, the $267,000 cost paid completely by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Although there is no definite decision on the opportunity, Mayor Emily Marburger said that the borough had been contacted by state Sen. Wayne Fontana to gauge Bellevue’s interest.

Director of Administrative Services Ron Borczyk said the rink, if built, likely would occupy the gravel lot along Bellevue Road, adjacent to the baseball field and the dog park.


Fish can provide a host of flavors and make for a healthy addition to one’s diet. Alaskan cod, for example, is easy to find and, because it’s high in certain omega-3 fatty acids, packs quite a heart-healthy punch. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that wild Alaskan cod contains the same levels of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, as salmon.



We talk about “dropping the ball” when referring to someone who has failed to do his job, who has overlooked important matters. It can happen to anyone from time to time, but in Bellevue there are way too many balls rolling all over the place.

There were three balls being dropped from the third floor of Bellevue’s borough building just this past week, and officials better keep their fingers crossed that they don’t bounce back and hit them in the face.


Northgate senior Malcolm Randall, pictured here in a game earlier this season, hit a major milestone in his career, scoring his 1,000th point during last week’s game against Summit Academy.


Sat, 2019-03-16

The junior staff of The DoorWay will host a spaghetti and (Ken’s famous) meatballs dinner Saturday, March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at The Doorway, 10 California Avenue in Avalon.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and younger. Pick-up is available for $8.

Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved by calling (412)734-9123.

The event also features a raffle.

One hundred percent of the profits go to the junior staff training program.

Sat, 2019-02-23

New Life Community Church will host its 9th annual chili cook-off and bake sale, Saturday, Feb. 23, 3-6 p.m. in the Orchard Room of the church, 45 North Fremont Avenue in Bellevue.

For $3, an attendee may taste three chilies. For $10, one may taste all the different chilies.

Also, other snacks, including hot dogs, walking tacos, nachos and beverages, are available for purchase at the snack stand. Desserts can be found at the bake sale and the event also features a basket raffle.

Proceeds support The Shepherd’s Door ministries.