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An updated borough seal and logo will soon begin appearing throughout Avalon.

Pictured here, the seal, created by borough manager Lorraine Makatura and assistant manager Brian O’Malley, pays tribute to the many apple orchards that covered the borough when it changed from West Bellevue to Avalon in 1875. “Avalon” is Welsh for apple orchard.


A visitor to an apartment building on Crawford Avenue reported being pushed by a tenant on Aug. 16.

A vehicle parked on Orchard Avenue was reported to have been struck by an unknown driver on Aug. 16.

On Aug 17, a South Starr Avenue apartment resident reported a burglary had occurred sometime between Aug. 14-16.

On Aug. 19, a North Fremont Avenue apartment resident reported the theft of household items on July 12.

An employee reported on Aug. 21 that a Lincoln Redbox machine had been damaged the previous day.


Although fire fighters sometimes get called to save cats in trees, Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company’s emergency medical response crew received a truly unique animal rescue call last Friday night.



The Flames kicked off their home schedule last Friday night when they played host to the Shenango Wildcats at J.C. Stone Field in North Park. Both teams entered the fray with 1 – 1 records, and Northgate was looking to bounce back from their 33 – 0 loss to Union the Friday before.



I hope you all took advantage of summer and vacations and all the good things that come with the warmer weather. In what seems to be turning into an extremely annoying summer tradition, I spent a portion of my summer in the emergency room, followed by way too much time in doctors’ offices. Fortunately this year’s catastrophe was only a broken wrist, which appears to be well on its way to healing.


A crew of dirty but happy volunteers were among those who took to the streets of Bellevue last Saturday to “Improve the “Vue,” a project of the Bellevue Initiative for Growth and Revitalization (BIGr). Volunteers spruced up a number of public and private property areas, including the Lincoln Avenue bump-outs and planted areas.


Sat, 2017-09-30

"Dumpster Day" for Avalon and Bellevue residents will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 AM - NOON In the swimming pool parking lot at 708 New Brighton Rd.

Proof of residency required. Limited to 2 vehicle trips.

No contractors. Non-residents: $20/load

NO: Tires, car batteries, varnish, paint or appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or water coolers.

No bagged household garbage that is normally picked up by your regular hauler.

Sat, 2017-09-30

The Avon Club will host its annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Church Avenue (between Dickson and Dalzell avenues) in Ben Avon.

Local artisans, a DJ and more than 40 vendors will be in attendance. The event also features games and crafts for kids, a used book sale, raffles, homemade food, baked goods and more.

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