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Another glass ceiling cracked Tuesday evening, as Avalon Council appointed the borough’s first woman mayor.


On April 4, Bellevue Police received a report of larceny. The complainant said his deceased father’s caretaker had continued to access an account.

A resident of Forest Avenue reported on April 5 that a vehicle had been stolen from in front of the house.

A resident of West Riverview Avenue reported vandalism on April 5. Parked vehicles had been struck by eggs.

On April 7, a resident of South Bryant Avenue reported a stolen or missing pistol.

On April 10, a resident of South Fremont Avenue reported that a purse had been taken from inside of the house.


Several residents voiced questions and concerns about dangerous dogs at the May 10 meeting of Emsworth Council, just two weeks after a teenage Emsworth girl was bitten by a loose dog.

On April 30, a 15-year-old girl, walking down an Emsworth street, was bitten on the leg by a dog who came off its owner's Walliston Street property. The girl was transported to a hospital by ambulance.


A farmers market may be returning to Bellevue after several years’ absence, thanks to a group of moms who were looking for a way to add to their communities.

The farmers market envisioned by the group will be expanded to include crafters, according to organizer Kim Reed. It also would be moved from its former location on Hawley Avenue to Bayne Park, and be held on Wednesdays to coincide with the evening concerts and movies sponsored there by the borough.



One year ago today, I died. A couple of times, if you want to get technical about it. During one 20-minute stretch, I believe I had a somewhat lengthy conversation with whatever Great Spirit each of us believes in, about the pros and cons of staying dead or coming back to life. I'm not sure which of us advocated living, but that was the side that won.

And so began a journey of recovery that the doctors tell me will take at least two years. Sometimes I feel like I take one step forward and 10 steps back as I struggle to define what heart attack survivors call my “new normal.”


A pie eating contest was just one of the attractions at the annual Avalon Apple Blossom Festival held last Saturday along California Avenue. Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church and the Borough of Avalon, the festival also featured food, crafts, vendors, entertainment, games and a car cruise.


Sat, 2017-07-29

A reunion picnic for Bellevue High School alumni will take place Saturday, July 29, 1-10 p.m. at the Rose Barn in North Park (across from the Boat House.

Admission is free. Water, desserts and music by DJ Phil Lenz will be provided. A 50/50 raffle and Bulldog apparel sale will be held. Attendees are asked to bring a canopy, food and memories.

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Mon, 2017-05-29 - Sat, 2017-06-03

Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., Family Story Time, “Picnic Time.”

Wednesday, May 31, 10 a.m., Wednesday Walk. Meet at the YMCA Community Center.

Wednesday, May 31, 10:30 a.m., Babies and Books, for 0-2 year olds and their caregiver.

Wednesday, May 31, 12:30-1 p.m., Mother Goose on the Loose, program for toddlers ages 3 and under with their caregivers.

Thursday, June 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Drawing and Adult Coloring for ages 10 and up.

Thursday, June 1, 5:30 p.m., Writer’s Group for teens and adults. New members welcome.