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07.27.13

Avalon and Bellevue will join together this year to celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime” with a community event in Bellevue’s Bayne Park.

A variety of activities for all ages will be held from 4 until 8 p.m.

Free hamburgers and hotdogs will be served while supplies last. The Allegheny County Health Department will fit children for free bike helmets, and the Venture Outdoors rock climbing wall will be set up in the park. There also will be an interactive rowing machine demonstration.

06.02.13

Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based international medical relief agency, has announced the launch of Breathe Hope, the first national campaign to collect used but still useable electric nebulizers (breathing machines) in the United States for donation to asthma sufferers - particularly children -- in Central and South America and the Caribbean who do not have easy access to breathing treatments.

Nebulizers also will be donated to American Lung Association chapters for donation to uninsured/underinsured children and seniors in the United States.

07.06.12

Local families can get information on nutrition, meal planning and more, as well as shop for produce and nutritious snacks, during two movie nights in Bayne Park.

Volunteers will be available from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 25.

The program is sponsored by the Borough of Bellevue in conjunction with the Allegheny County Health Department and Allegheny Together.

07.06.12

Local families can get information on nutrition, meal planning and more, as well as shop for produce and nutritious snacks, during two movie nights in Bayne Park.

Volunteers will be available from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 25.

The program is sponsored by the Borough of Bellevue in conjunction with the Allegheny County Health Department and Allegheny Together.

12.10.11

To say that I am disappointed in the proposed 2012 budget for the Borough of Bellevue is putting it mildly.

It's not so much the tax increase. It's not even the sewer surcharge increase.

It's the fact that this town obviously is governed by a whole bunch of people who just don't get it.

12.10.11

To say that I am disappointed in the proposed 2012 budget for the Borough of Bellevue is putting it mildly.

It's not so much the tax increase. It's not even the sewer surcharge increase.

It's the fact that this town obviously is governed by a whole bunch of people who just don't get it.

11.05.11

A Veterans Day service will be held in Bayne Park in Bellevue on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The keynote speaker will be SSG Matthew Claycomb of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Students from Lincoln Elementary will be part of the tribute. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

There also will be a dedication at 1 p.m. of the monument created to honor North Boroughs veterans who were lost in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom conflicts.

08.26.11

Pat Dragowski admits that she feels honored by being named the North Boroughs YMCA's “Volunteer of the Year,” but she is quick to add that the honor should be shared by an enthusiactic board of directors.

Pat grew up in Point Breeze, lived in Bellevue in the mid-1970s, and then moved to Kilbuck after marrying her husband, Robert. She said that the Y has been important to her through all of her years in the North Boroughs.

"I exercised there for years, and my daughter, Laura, was in many of the classes while she was growing up."

06.28.11

The Borough of Bellevue will hold its annual July 4th picnic at Memorial Park next Monday from noon until 4 p.m.

Free hotdogs and other food and refreshments will be served, while Giggles the Clown entertains the children. Admission to the swimming pool is free from noon until 6 p.m.

06.28.11

The Borough of Bellevue will hold its annual July 4th picnic at Memorial Park next Monday from noon until 4 p.m.

Free hotdogs and other food and refreshments will be served, while Giggles the Clown entertains the children. Admission to the swimming pool is free from noon until 6 p.m.

02.11.11

I wish I could be kinder about the idea to increase parking meter rates in Bellevue, but it's such a horrendously bad idea that I really can't. It's a dumb idea just about any way you look at it.

12.03.10

Holiday celebrations around the North Boroughs kicked off last Friday when Bellevue welcomed Santa Claus and friends. Pictured here, 4-year-old Troy Arluf of Bellevue gives Santa a list of what he hopes to find under his tree on Christmas morning. Sponsored by the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Borough of Bellevue, the celebration featured a variety of entertainment and business-related events for those willing to brave the cold. Emsworth will host its annual tree lighting tonight, while Avalon has an entire day of festivities planned for Dec. 11.

11.21.10

A celebration of the holidays in Bellevue will be held Friday, Nov. 26, beginning with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Central Methodist Church patio at 6:45 p.m.

Santa Claus will arrive at the patio by firetruck at 7 p.m.. There will be a number of activities, entertainment and refreshments along Lincoln Avenue.

The event is sponsored by the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Borough of Bellevue.

11.21.10

A celebration of the holidays in Bellevue will be held Friday, Nov. 26, beginning with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Central Methodist Church patio at 6:45 p.m.

Santa Claus will arrive at the patio by firetruck at 7 p.m.. There will be a number of activities, entertainment and refreshments along Lincoln Avenue.

The event is sponsored by the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Borough of Bellevue.

10.15.10

When I was in college, I took a class on Native American culture that introduced me to the writings of Carlos Casteneda.

Now, Casteneda -- in spite of, or perhaps because of, the ingestion of various natural mushroom-type substances popular at one time in our not too distant history -- imparted several fascinating personal philosophies. The one that has stuck with me over the decades is that reality is a relative concept.

08.13.10

As an editor, I often struggle with issues surrounding what the public NEEDS to know, versus what they WANT to know.

If we print what people WANT to know, they'll buy papers. But at some point what people want to know drops perilously close to the level of gossip, in which I prefer not to indulge. Obviously gossip is big business, as evidenced by the number of celebrity gossip magazines, tabloids and Web sites. I am not at all convinced that the world needs to know what Mel Gibson said to his girlfriend, or who Miley Cyrus is dating. I'm not even sure why the world WANTS to know.

07.23.10

For the first time since March, the Borough of Bellevue has a director of administrative services on the job in the borough hall. Former Crafton manager Doug Sample began work Monday. The position has remained vacant since Connie Flasher resigned last spring.

07.23.10

For the first time since March, the Borough of Bellevue has a director of administrative services on the job in the borough hall. Former Crafton manager Doug Sample began work Monday. The position has remained vacant since Connie Flasher resigned last spring.

07.16.10

It is time, once and for all, to shut down the Glaser Avenue sidewalk project and just admit that it was a bad idea that only got worse as time went by. Which is what generally happens when no one puts a stop to bad ideas.

10.17.15

Angelo Cammarata Angelo H. Cammarata, 101, of Ross Township, husband of the late Marietta Cammarata, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Passavant Hospital.

09.12.15

Paul Glevicky Jr. Paul A. Glevicky Jr., 78, of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. He worked in the steel industry for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing bingo.

09.12.15

Bellevue officials unhappy with a council decision to hire the borough’s engineering firm to develop a plan for the town’s parks decided to strike out on their own, resulting in a heated exchange at the pre-council meeting last Tuesday.

07.27.15

Vincent Sirianni Vincent Joseph Sirianni, 92, formerly of Bellevue and husband of the late Maria "Mary" Menniti Sirianni, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

06.22.15

Dale Pritchard Dale E. Pritchard, 50, of Avalon, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Mr. Pritchard was a lifetime member of Kilbuck Township Volunteer Fire Co. He is survived by his wife, Cathy A. Trischler Pritchard; two children, Joseph E. Pritchard and his wife Kristen and Katelyn M. Pritchard; two siblings, Glen Pritchard and Wendy Crawford; his grandson, Landon J. Pritchard; and nieces and nephews.