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Upcoming Steelers Game
Saturday 8/18/12
Summer is NOT over yet…but the Steelers Season is here!

This Sunday, August 19th @ 8pm is Steelers vs Indianapolis game. Club opens at 7pm with $9 domestic beer bucket special.

Saturday, August 25th @ 7pm is Steelers vs Buffalo game.
Club opens at 6pm with $9 domestic beer bucket special. PLUS frozen margarita machine will be in the house to celebrate summer’s still here:)

PLEASE NOTE: We are a private club. We always welcome your guests in the club at any time, especially during Steelers games. Please make sure you always sign-in your guests. Once a guest has been in the club 3 times, they must join as a social or Italian member.

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August Meeting Date Moved
Wednesday 8/8/12 time 3:21 PM
The August 9th meeting has been postponed until August 16th. Hope to see all of you there at 7pm.
thank you !!
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Sweaty Betty
Wednesday 7/25/12
with special guest & St. Louis’s Blues Artist of the Year
Rich McDonough,
will be performing at the club
THIS SATURDAY, July 28th @ 9pm.

Cover will be $5 which includes free food starting at 6pm.
Chef “Arkansas Paul” will be grilling his famous
ribs & brisket & pulled pork!

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Feast Day
Thursday 6/21/12

Feast Day of San Giovanni Battista
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Time: Club opens at Noon
Dinner: Starts at 3pm
Members: are asked to bring a cover dish in lieu of admission.
Guests: $5/person
Music: Lou Gamber, Accordion 2:30-5:00
Soul Shakers 6:00-10:00
WHY San Giovanni? Every year on June 24th the town of Gizzeria in Calabria, Italy celebrates the feast day of San Giovanni Battista, the Patron Saint of Gizzeria. This year the Sewickley SOI will be simultaneously celebrating this feast day on Sunday, June 24. This feast day is open to the community and the board of trustees invites you to bring your friends and family to this street event.
A large tent will be set up on Division Street between Broad Street to Locust. Tables and chairs will be set up for dinner and entertainment. Food will be served inside the club.
Lots of Italian souveniers will be for sale as well as a newly designed club t-shirt. To preview design, go to photos. Games of chance: 50/50 raffle and basket raffle.
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Buc Nite -2
Thursday 6/14/12
This Friday the Pittburgh Bucs take on the Cleveland Indians.

$1 specials start at 7:05pm & ends when the game ends!
$1 Iron City, IC Light, or IC Light MANGO!
$1 Hot Dogs
$1 Chips
Come early… regular Friday Happy Hour starts at 5pm!
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Saturday, April 28
Wednesday 4/18/12
Guest bartender Becky is Back!
…and Ian Cipriani playing from 9-??
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Friday Happy Hour
Tuesday 4/17/12
FRIDAY Happy Hour time change
…6pm-8pm specials…
Bar opens at 5pm.
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Four “Final Four” Specials
Thursday 3/29/12 time 9:01 PM
Let’s finish March with FINAL FOUR Specials!

Four specials at $2 for Happy Hour 5pm-7pm
In honor of Louiseville vs Kentucky $2 Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, and Wild Turkey
(your choice: shoot it or mix it)
Honoring Ohio State vs Kansas is more of a challenge because they are not famous for any particular brand of alcohol. But they do have their share of vineyards! $2 wine special
Same weekly happy hour: $2 bottles $3 well drinks
PLUS stick around after 7 to watch the PITT Panthers Basketball Game! GO PITT
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Tuesday 3/27/12 time 6:47 PM
Follow us on Twitter!!! @SewickleySOI
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St. Patty’s Eve
Thursday 3/15/12
“Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck” Irish Proverb

Since Italian are superstitious we will stick to three-leaf clovers.
Friday’s Happy Hour will honor the 3-leaf clover
with specials on the “3’s”
Limit: 1 special per member per “3”
5:03 – $ 1 Guinness
5:13 – $ 1 Jameson Shot
5:23 – $ 1 Peroni (since it’s in a green bottle…why not)
5:33 – $ 1 Jager Shot ( …another green bottle)
5:43 – $ 1 Rolling Rock ( … do you know why?)
5:53 – $ 1 JB ( Whiskey is to the Irish like Wine is to the Italians)
6:03 – $ 1 Guinness
6:13 – $ 1 Drunk Irishman Shot
6:23 – $ 1 Straub (you’ll need to lower your glucose after 6:13)
6:33 – $ 1 Russian Leprechaun Shot
6:43 – $ 1 Heineken
6:53 – $ 1 Bailey’s Shot
7:03 – $ 3 Irish Car Bomb ( End with a BANG)
…If you last until 12:03 am then
you are a “true” friend of the Irish,
choose any of the above for $1.
Happy St Patty’s Day!
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Carnevale Special Event: Club opens at 6pm
Wednesday 2/8/12

Celebrate like the Venetians…well more like Venice, Florida. On Tuesday, February 21 the club will be open for Carnevale (Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday).
There will be live music from 7pm-10pm: CalypsoNuts will be here as part of their Frozen Nuts Tour . Check out their website for more info on the duo.
ARKANSAS PAUL will make his famous BBQ!

Bring your own beads ; )
…or maybe you can earn green-white-red bead

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Happy Hour, Feb. 10th
Tuesday 2/7/12
Happy Hour Drink Specials 5-7pm
Also Hot Wings to munch on while we honor the fire extinguisher patent from Feb 10, 1863.

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Dues are DUE
Monday 12/12/11
Please be punctual in renewing your membership by 1/1/12. Pay your membership dues at the club in person or mail it to us.
Please email us at if you would like an application emailed to you. We are having difficulties posting these to the webpage.Please specify which one you need: Renewal (one form for both Italian or Social), New Italian, New Social.
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Christmas Party FRIDAY, December 16
Sunday 12/11/11 – La Presidente
Lodge opens at 4pm for happy hour. Dinner will start at 6pm. Please bring your favorite holiday dish or dessert. Come early, stay late! Or anything in between:)
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Christmas Eve EVE Friday, December 23
Saturday 12/10/11
YES! We are open. Last minute shopping? Need a stocking stuffer? Buy a family member a membership to the Sewickley SOI.
Maybe you just need a quick drink to kick off the holiday weekend! Bring your out-of-town guests too!
Lodge open from 4pm-??? Happy Hour prices until 8pm.
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Sunday 11/13/11
THANKSGIVING EVE we will open-to-the-public as we host John McCann, lead vocalist from Corned Beef & Curry Band who will perform a solo act starting at 9pm. Club will be open before and after the performance from 7pm-2am. Friends & Family are all welcome to enjoy this free event.
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EVENTS thru Light-Up Night
Thursday 11/3/11
Here we go again! Happy Hour Fridays are extended thru November! Club opens at 4. Also here are additional dates YOU need-to-save!

Friday, Nov 4 ~ Happy Hours 5-8pm $2 domestic & $3 well drinks

11/11/11 Red,White,or Blue Margaritas VETERAN’S DAY
Friday, Nov 11 ~Happy Hours 5-8pm $2 domestic & $3 Margaritas … this time we will have 2 Margarita Machines! PLUS …Nachos!!! Yes “real” Nacho Cheese sauce like at the ballpark! Bring an additional red, white or blue snack to share or add to the nachos!

Saturday, Nov 12 ~ Music Night with Guitarist Joel Lindsey from Blvd of the Allies 9pm-midnight (open-to-the-public event)

Friday, Nov 18 ~ Happy Hours 5-8pm $2 domestic & $3 well drinks

Wednesday, Nov 23 ~ Thanksgiving Eve John McCann, Lead singer from Corned Beef & Curry Band 9pm (open-to-the-public event)

SAVE-THE-DATE Light-Up Night ~ Friday, Dec 2nd
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Friday Happy Hours 4-7pm (or… 8pm)
Monday 10/3/11 – Sandra
ALL MONTH Drink Specials: $2 domestic beers
Stay posted for more weekly specials
September 30th special: 50cent/pizza slice
October 7th special: $1 ham bbq sandwich & Ian Cipriani 8-midnite
October 14th special: $2 well-drinks and munchies to snack on
October 21st special: TBA
October 28th special: SPOOK-tacular chili cook-off… bring a crockpot of
your best to enter the competition!
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Saturday 10/1/11 – Sandra
Saturday, October 29th MEMBERSHIP DRIVE with the 3-STOOGES Come to the club to watch episodes of “The Three Stooges” with 2-friends:)
What’s the catch? All members are asked to bring 2 non-member friends & show them our club:) If you bring 2 non-members YOU will get a free drink token. Joining is not required but, thinking about joining is… What if all your family & friends are already members? Come anyway & have fun! NO COSTUMES needed! LOL
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Upcoming Events
Tuesday 9/20/11 time 2:34 PM – Tomasina
-This weekend Sept 23-25 in Bloomfield is the Italian Festival
-Saturday, October 8th is the Columbus Day Parade
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Doug Donaldson Saturday, September 10
Wednesday 9/7/11
Come to the SOI to listen the music of Doug Donaldson from 9pm – 1 am. The club is open from 7pm-2am. becasue this is an “open to the public” event; smoking will not be allowed inside.
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Ian is Back
Saturday 8/13/11
Ian Cipriani will be playing at the club on Saturday, August 27.
Same time as always 9pm-1am See you there!
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August meeting changed
Thursday 8/4/11 – Sandra
August’s general meeting will be on Monday at 7:00pm.
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Christmas in July WEEKEND
Thursday 6/30/11 – Sewickley SOI Board of Trustees
Our yearly “Christmas in July” is Saturday, July 23rd. AND to kick-off the event we will have LIVE MUSIC on Friday night too! Joel Lindsey will play from 9:45-?

Friday, July 22nd
The SOI will be the last stop on the “Ghost Walk” fundraiser. Joel Lindsey will be playing the guitar and singing along to your favorite hits from 9:45pm-1:30am. Come to hear Joel & maybe sing-along too:)

FYI: Tickets for the “Ghost Walk” are $50 which include pre-dinner at Sewickley Cafe & dinner at Sweetwater Grille. All proceeds go to DT Watson Institute.
In addition other ways you can help this fundraising endeavor is by purchasing a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win local merchant gift-cards, or buy a $20 trivet made by autistic students from DT Watson. For our members’ convenience, Darby Trovato dropped off ALL 3 fundraising tickets at the SOI.

Saturday, July 23rd “Christmas in July”
3pm – 4pm Pre-street party celebrations will begin at 3pm with a fashion show from local boutiques. This pre-street party is part of an all-day event fundraising for D.T. Watson home.
5pm-7pm Local band Modern Insurgency playing favorite cover songs and a few originals.
6pm Paul & Fred’s famous ribs and brisket along with members’s favorite side dishes will be served at Food tickets will be available for $5/person.
8pm-11pm The blues band Sweaty Betty will play for a third consecutive year. Bring your dancing shoes!
Get here early for seats under the tent!
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Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis
Thursday 4/7/11
SWETTY BETTY blues band will be performing from 9pm -1am on Saturday, April 9. Food will be set out at 7pm. The whole event is FREE:) ALL generous donations will be given directly to Cystic Fibrosis. Fred & Paul are hosting the entire event. They’ll be preparing the delicious food: jumbolaya (how do you spell that?), briskett, ribs …the works! Spring is finally here so come enjoy a spring evening with friends. It will be a no smoking nite for this event.
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Tuesday 3/15/11 time 9:30 AM – Tomasina
Well, it has been a while since our last update, oops! Here’s a few things happening around the club…
– Sandra has been voted as the new president
– Herman has been voted as the new vice president
– Ian Cipriani will be playing this Friday, March 18
Come listen to some music and congratulate our “new” officers!
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Ian Cipriani
Wednesday 1/5/11 – Sandra
Ian Cipriani is BACK… We had a great show on Lite-Fest night & can’t wait to see him AND you again! FRIDAY, January 28th 9pm-1am
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SOI Christmas Party
Saturday 12/4/10
SOI Family & Friends are invited to spend an evening celebrating Christmas. Join us on Saturday, December 18th at 8pm for appetizers & desserts. Feel free to bring your favorite holiday treat to share.
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Light Fest in Sewickley
Thursday 12/2/10 time 9:37 PM – SOI Officers & Board
It will be cold on Friday for Sewickley’s annual Light Fest; so, come to the SOI for some warm company, food, & drinks! Festivities start at 5pm.
HOT SAUSAGE & Hot MEATBALL Sandwiches will be available for $4/sandwich.
LIVE MUSIC provided by Ian Cipriani & friends! Music starts at 9pm
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Doug Donaldson
Saturday 10/23/10 – Sandra
YOU do NOT want to miss this night! And YOU really have to come early for a seat…or space to stand! Wednesday, Novemeber 24th 9pm-1am; but, plan to stay later!
YES ~ this is the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. So BRING your out-of-town friends & family!
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In Saddness
Friday 10/22/10 – Sandra
It is in saddness to tell you that Kathleen McMillan’s father passed away on October 20th in St. Louis.
Kathleen & Paul, your friends at SOI send their condolences.
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The Piano Man
Sunday 10/10/10 time 8:12 PM – Tomasina
Back (again) by popular demand, Ian Cipriani will be playing Friday October 22, 9-1am. If you haven’t come to here him play, you don’t want to miss out!
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Thursday 9/9/10 – Tomasina
Just a quick reminder that Ian Cipriani will be playing tomorrow night after the QV high school football game! He plays 9pm-1am. Stop by to check it out.
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Ian Cipriani
Tuesday 8/17/10 – Sandra
Ian Cipriani is back on Friday, Sept 10 from 9pm-1am. Stop by after the first QV home football game!
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2 members lose loved ones
Sunday 7/4/10 – Sandra
Our condolences go out to two SOI members for the loss of family members this week.
Fred Wunder’s mom passed away and Meghan & Becky O’Neil’s grandmother Millie O’Neil also of Sewickley passed away.
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In Sadness
Tuesday 6/22/10 – Sandra
It is in sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Mary Zipparo. Mrs. Zipparo was “Moke’s” mother. She passed away Tuesday, June 22 and information for viewing and the funeral will be posted soon. Our deepest sympathies to the Zipparo Family.
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Ian Cipriani
Monday 6/14/10 – Sandra
He is “Back By Popular Demand” If you missed him last time don’t miss him Saturday! Come listen to Ian play the keyboard and sing along to popular songs. Music starts at 9pm get there early to save your seat!
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FIFA World Cup
Friday 5/28/10 – Tomasina
Just a quick reminder the FIFA World Cup 2010 hosted by South Africa will begin June 11, with the matchup of South Africa vs. Mexico, and end on July 11.
Italy’s first game will be vs. Paraguay on Monday, June 14th @2:30pm.
The second game is June 20 vs. New Zealand.
Third game June 24 vs. Slovakia.
I posted a link below for the full schedule of all the teams. Please visit for more information.
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Giro d’Italia
Thursday 5/27/10 time 11:32 AM – Tomasina
It’s happening right now and it’s airing on RAI Italia (aka “The Italian Channel”) if you get it. Goes until May 30 with the final stage to Verona.
Root for our Italian teams of Liquigas and Lampre and all our Italian riders!
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Family Affair
Saturday 5/22/10 – Tomasina
The band, Family Affair, will be playing live from 9 pm -1 am. Stop in and enjoy the music!
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Memorial Day
Sunday 5/16/10 time 9:09 PM – Tomasina
Stop by before or after the Memorial Day Parade for a coffee or cocktail! Parade begins at 10 a.m.
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Soul Patrol
Sunday 5/16/10 time 8:42 PM – Tomasina
Soul Patrol will be coming to playing at the SOI June 11 at 9pm. Come check out the live music from Motown and put your boogie shoes on!
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Friday 3/12/10 – Sandra
Deezel will be performing classic rock songs on Saturday, March 27. Band plays from 9pm-1am. $5 cover charge.
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Mark Your Calendar For April
Friday 3/12/10 – Ronnie
Back by popular demand, Doug Donaldson will be entertaining us on Saturday, April 24. No cover.
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In Sadness
Monday 3/1/10 – SOI Officers
It is in sadness to announce the passing of our lodge trustee Mr. James “Moke” Zipparo on February 15, 2010. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his children Kim, Jimmy, and Lindsay. A funeral service was held at St. James Church on Friday February 19 followed by a Christian burial at St. James Cemetary.
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Sweaty Betty
Wednesday 1/13/10 – Tomasina
Sweaty Betty will be at the club Jan. 30th. See flyer below. There will also be Ribs and Briskets. Although there will be NO cover for the band or the food, there will be a donation jar to try to offset the cost of all the repairs the club went through this past summer.
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Fundraiser for building fund
Wednesday 1/13/10 – Sandra
Raffle tickets available at the club for a $10 donation. One ticket gives you four numbers based on PA lottery, both day drawing and evening drawing. Drawing date: Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.
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Christmas Party
Saturday 12/19/09 – Tomasina
The Christmas Party tonight, December 19th 2009, will be at 8pm. Feel free to bring a side, a side kick, a dessert, a sweetheart, or just youself.
Buon Natale!
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New Pictures
Friday 10/23/09 time 9:25 PM
There are new pictures up of the Picnic and Columbus Day Parade. Be sure to check them out!
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In Sadness
Tuesday 10/20/09
It is in sadness to announce the passing of our lodge president Mr.Ross Damaso on October 14, 2009. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Pat and her family. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 20.
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Columbus Day Parade
Saturday 10/17/09 – Tomasina
The Columbus Day parade is this Saturday in Bloomfield starting at 11am. Three local SOI lodges (Sewickley, Glassport, Pittsburgh) are marching in the parade alongside our PA State President, John Foradora. We are recruiting members from our lodge to participate. We are meeting (lining up) on Liberty Ave between Pacific & Atlantic Avenues (near the post office) THE MORE THE MERRIER!
Wear something Italian please! : )

Sorry for such late notice… AT least it won’t be a rainy day!!
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Picnic at War Memorial
Saturday 8/29/09 – Tomasina
On Saturday, August 29th beginning at 1:00pm, the Sewickley SOI will host a picnic at War Memorial Park. Members and non-members are all invited to come eat and play bocce! Ticket prices are as follows: ages 12+ $7.00, ages 7-11 $3.00, kids under 6 free. Hope to see you there!
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Ideal Ideas
Tuesday 8/25/09 time 10:52 PM – Tomasina
If you have any ideas (i.e. new designs for t-shirts, investing in a soft-serve ice cream machine) concerning the club, please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!

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