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Upcoming events at Bayne Library include:

Monday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, the library opens at 8:30 a.m. for adults 55+ to have full use of the facilities.

Monday, Jan. 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Library Outreach. A Bayne Library staff member will visit the Lutheran Services Senior Center on Lincoln Avenue with large print books for members to check out.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Wednesday Wise Walk, for adults age 50 and above. Meet at the YMCA Community Center at the corner of California Avenue and South Home.


Free parking and a "Season of Stars" celebration will brighten the holiday festivities in Bellevue.

Free parking at all meters is available now through Christmas Day, after 10 a.m. each day. There is a two-hour limit on Lincoln Avenue parking.

There will be music, hot chocolate, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus when the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Season of Stars on Friday, Dec. 5. The evening will kick off with a tree lighting at the YMCA at 5 p.m. Santa is expected to arrive at the Center of Bellevue patio about 6:45 p.m.


Unlike in the game of football -- where if someone drops the ball, the person who picks it up and runs with it is a hero -- a fumble recovery in politics just makes both sides look bad.


Northgate School District will hold kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 6, at the Northgate middle/ high school, 589 Union Ave., 8:30 -10:30 a.m.and 5 -7 p.m.

Prior to registration, parents can pick up enrollment packets at Avalon Elementary, 721 California Ave., (412)-732-3300, ext. 3000; or Bellevue Elementary, 435 Lincoln Ave., (412)732-3300, ext. 4000

All completed forms and records listed on the enrollment page must be brought to registration.


Mom to Mom, a ministry of Bellevue United Presbyterian Church, 457 Lincoln Ave., is hosting a women's health care discussion on Saturday, Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m.

Area women are invited to hear Dr. Daniel Holt talk on issues in women's health, answer questions, and give guidance on how to navigate the health care system. Refreshments and some time for conversation about common concerns will also be provided.

Childcare will be available. Those bringing children should R.S.V.P. to Charissa at 412-223-7020.


An election day spaghetti dinner will be held at Bellevue United Presbyterian Church, 457 Lincoln Ave., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Reservations are not required.


The first annual Team Alex Fund “Purse Bash” will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 450 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue.

One purse will be given away every 15 minutes. Purses include Vera Bradley, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Burberry, and more. All purses are authentic!

Admission is $40. and includes entry to all purse raffles and luncheon with wine, beer and soda.

A Chinese auction, 50/50 and Steelers ticket and merchandise raffle also will be available.


Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue, pictured at left, was a sea of people and classic cars last Sunday as Enjoy Bellevue and Classic Chevrolet sponsored the popular annual car cruise. Beautiful weather, vendors, music and raffles added to the festivities.


Enjoy Bellevue and Classic Chevrolet will sponsor the fifth annual Classic Car Cruise in Bellevue on Sunday, May 19.

Classic, vintage, muscle cars and show bikes will line Lincoln Avenue from Florence to Fremont avenues. Gates at Florence and Fremont open at noon. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries.

Parking is available for spectators at the “North Boroughs YMCA Pit Stop.” There will be food, entertainment and raffles to benefit Angelman Syndrome.

For more information, visit www.enjoybelle


A health fair will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the PrimeTime Senior Community Center, 440 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments, vendors, shingle shots and assistance in completing the Pennsylvania property tax or rent rebate form.

Seniors should call Maggie at (412)307-1775 with questions or to preregister for shingle shots and tax form assistance.


The North Suburban Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual community-wide “Clean-Up Day” on Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. - noon.

Volunteers will meet at the North Boroughs YMCA, 629 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue, at 8 a.m. and return for a picnic-style cook-out at noon.

Clean-up will target areas in the seven municipalities represented by the chamber. PennDOT will provide all of the necessary gloves, safety vests, and trash bags.


All are invited to join in a community commemoration of the events of Good Friday.

The Good Friday Cross Walk is an old North Boroughs tradition. At 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29, area residents will gather at New Life Community Presbyterian Church (formerly Northminster), 45 North Fremont Ave. in Bellevue Carrying a full-sized cross, members of local churches will walk along Lincoln Avenue, stopping several times for readings and prayers. The Cross Walk will end at Bellevue Christian Church, 680 Lincoln Ave. (opposite Kuhn's), just before noon.


An “Improve the Lives” resource fair will be held Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Bellevue Knights of Columbus, 450 Lincoln Ave.

More than 30 organizations ready to assist those in need of food, housing, employment, child care, and more will participate.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Shepherd’s Door,, (412)761-4310.


Bellevue U.P. Church, 457 Lincoln Ave. will hold its annual election day spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage, with takeout available. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.

The meals will be served in a room on the first floor in order to accommodate more people.


A flu and pneumonia shot clinic will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the PrimeTime Senior Community Center, 440 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue.

Shots are free to Medicare and Medicaid participants; all others $28.

For more information, call Maggie at (412)307-1775.


The community is invited to join students from Bellevue Elemen-tary School on "Walk to School Day," Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The international recognition of the benefits of walking and biking to school in Bellevue will feature teachers, parents and community leaders joining the students for a walk down Lincoln Avenue that will include the Bellevue police and fire departments and be led by the Northgate band.


The fourth annual Classic Car Cruise will be held Sunday, May 20, along Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue.

Gates will open at noon for classic cars and motorcycles to set up along the main street. The event also will feature a variety of food, vendors and games.


An open gathering will be held at Bellevue United Presbyterian Church, 457 Lincoln Ave. (next to Bellevue Elementary School) on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Gather-ings are a time of discussion and fellowship. In May, the group will be tackling the controversial topic of forgiveness in the context of conflict between Christianity and Islam. How does the Christian belief in forgiveness direct relationships with those who are so different and whose beliefs are difficult to understand?

All are welcome to attend, and should use the side door.


Participants in this year’s Good Friday “Cross Walk” will meet at Greenstone United Methodist Church, corner of California and North Home avenues at 11:15 a.m. on Good Friday, April 6.

Taking turns carrying a full-sized wooden cross, members of local churches will make their way down Lincoln Avenue, pausing for readings and prayers along the way. The Cross Walk will end at Bellevue United Presbyterian Church (the church next to Bellevue Elementary) just before noon.


Bellevue will begin the process of coming up with a streetscape design for the Lincoln Avenue business district.

The borough received a $50,000 grant to hire a design firm to develop a streetscape plan.

The design process will begin with a walking tour of the business district followed by a meeting to exchange ideas about possible features.

Business owners and community residents are invited to take part in the kick-off, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the borough hall.


I'm having a hard time understanding the reluctance of some members of Bellevue Council to approve the fifth year of a farmers market. One of the key aspects of promoting and marketing Bellevue's main street business district is bringing in events that will in turn bring in people, some of whom might otherwise never visit Bellevue, and many of whom will patronize local businesses while shopping at the farmers market.


An Election Day spaghetti dinner will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Bellevue U.P. Church, 457 Lincoln Ave.

Reservations are not needed. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children. The dinner includes not only spaghetti and meatballs, but salad, bread, cold drinks, coffee and dessert. Take-out is available.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to support mission projects.


The North Suburban Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Avalon Elementary School and travels along California and Lincoln avenues to Bayne Park in Bellevue. It is open to all North Boroughs residents.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Avalon Elementary. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in preschool through sixth grade, adults and combined group categories.

A fall festival will be held in Bayne Park immediately following the parade.


The main street of Bellevue will feature vendors, entertainment, crafts, food and beverages (including beer) as the Artober Fest kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m.

Those activities will continue along Lincoln Avenue until 6 p.m. From 5 until 8 p.m., there will be an art/wine crawl in which works of art, snacks and various wines will be available at participating businesses.

All proceeds of the event will go to the proposed skate plaza to be built in Bayne Park.