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New & Notable November 2023



FCAHS Band Norwin Competition
FCAHS Band Norwin Competition

FCAS Marching Band Places First at Norwin Pimba Competition

The Fox Chapel Area High School Marching Band won first place in the Class AA division at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) competition held September 23, 2023, at Norwin High School. Additionally, the band also received the highest scores in both Visual and General Effect. The theme of this year’s show is “Cosmos.” The band is under the student direction of drum majors senior Chloe Kim and junior Luca Zgurzynski, and band directors/teachers Daryl Lesnik and Evan Hertrick.


Edgeworth Bridge Club Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Edgeworth Bridge Club Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Edgeworth Bridge Club Celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Edgeworth Bridge Club (EBC) will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at the Edgeworth Club in Sewickley. At the luncheon, they will be unveiling silver trays engraved with names of club winners dating back to 1933. If you learned to play bridge years ago but haven’t played recently or would like to improve your game, The Edgeworth Bridge Club offers free lessons though a Lunch and Learn series. The lessons have included Introduction to Duplicate Bridge, Completing a Convention Card, Responding to Partner’s Takeout Double, Responding to Partner’s Preemptive Opening and the Many Face of Stayman. Beginner Bridge lessons are being planned for early 2024. The bridge games at the Edgeworth Club are held every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.


Sealarks November Meeting

Sealarks Women’s Group will meet at 1 p.m. on November 8th at Memorial Park Church. The program is ”Pittsburgh makes Merry-Guilded Age Holiday Traditions” by Sue Morris. The group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone. All women are welcome to attend and consider joining. The meeting is free for members and $2 for guests. Please contact Edie at 412-487-7194 for more information.



“Sounds of Christmas” Musical Celebration of Christmas Featuring The Latshaw Pops Orchestra Coming to the Oaks Theater

“Sounds of Christmas” Musical Celebration of Christmas Featuring The Latshaw Pops Orchestra Coming to the Oaks Theater

The Magical “Sounds of Christmas” featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra is bringing you a beautiful 90-minute musical Celebration of Christmas on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Oaks Theater. This year’s show returns to enduring and endearing customs and traditions of the Christmas season in a way to inspire the true meaning of Christmas. This variety show features a 22 piece orchestra conducted by Maestro Bruce Lauffer, talented singers, dancers, and a master of ceremonies. Tickets are $40. Call 412-828-6322 or the ticket hotline at 888-718-4253 to reserve your Christmas show tickets. Visit their website for tickets at www.theoaktheater.com.



Handmade Arcade Brings Holiday Market to David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Handmade Arcade Brings Holiday Market to David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 275+ talented makers and artists at the largest holiday market in the region December 1st and 2nd. The main event is December 2nd from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. You must register for free timed tickets. There are two ticketed events: Friday Night Happy Hour on December 1st from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., which costs $35 and Early Bird Shopping on December 2nd from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., which costs $25. Visit www.handmadearcade.org/holidaymarket23/ for more information and to register for or buy tickets.


Three Rivers Film Festival To Showcase Indie Feature Films

Three Rivers Film Festival To Showcase Indie Feature Films

The Three Rivers Film Festival will run November 8th-15th. This year’s festival will showcase 22 exciting and thought-provoking indie feature films including dramas, comedies, and documentaries. The movies will be shown at various theaters, including The Harris Theater, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, The Lindsay Theater, and Waterworks Cinema. Visit filmpittsburgh.org/pages/three-rivers-film-festival for ticket info.


La Roche University Recognizes 2023 Distinguished Alumni

La Roche University recently presented seven outstanding graduates with Distinguished Alumni Awards at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend. La Roche grants the Distinguished Alumni Award to graduates whose outstanding success at work and in the community reflects the mission of the University. The 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awardees are: Lori Arend ’04, M.A., LSW (Posthumously), Tracie Brady ’91, DBA, Jason Haberman ’13, M.S., Kara Dragone Haque ’09, DMD, Holly Hippensteel ’94, Ph.D., Jessica Huber ’06, ’08, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CCRN, CPN and Sarah Sakaluk ’07, ’09, RN, MSN.


Seventeen Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh Students Earn 2023 AP Scholar Awards

Seventeen of Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh’s current students and graduates of the Class of 2023 earned AP Scholar Awards for their achievements on AP Exams during their high school years. Ten of the awardees are alumni of the Class of 2023. An additional six students are seniors of the Class of 2024 and one is in eleventh grade. The awardees achieved one of three levels: AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, and AP Scholar with Distinction. The AP Scholar award was earned by Clara Yuo (2025), Seraphina Myron (2024), Alexandra Taylor (2024), Nicole Jerich (2023), and Thomas Quinn (2023). The AP Scholar award is “granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.” AP Scholar with Honor was awarded to Anne Austin (2024), Chase Harrison (2024), Joshua Schlemmer (2024), Samuel Buchanan (2023), Liam Ellis (2023), and Julia Meland (2023). The AP Scholar with Honor award is “granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.” AP Scholar with Distinction was awarded to Benjamin Everson (2024), Maryam Bou Samra (2023), Cecilia Burchill (2023), JohnPaul Calvino (2023), Benjamin Tarquinio (2023), and Sarah White (2023). The AP Scholar with Distinction award is “granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.”

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