North Boros Beat Podcast

North Boroughs Beat features the people, businesses, and events of the Ohio River communities. Host Judy Pastor showcases the latest happenings in the North Boroughs.

Find out more on the North Boros Beat Facebook Page.

The first episode features the Bellevue Community Herb Garden with members of BonaFide Bellevue and the championship Avonworth-Northgate High School Swim Team. It is fun to hear directly from the students and the coach.

We talk with Mark Jay of Soundcastle Studio in Bellevue about the evolution of his musical career and his latest projects. We then discuss what is happening at the North Boros Y with Operations Executive Director, Deron Sferra.

In this episode, we discuss the Bellevue Farmers Market with Mallory and Andrea of the Market Committee.  We then hear about Carlena’s journey from Avonworth High School graduation to Mercyhurst University.  Music by Mark Jay.

Mark interviews Rob Southall, owner and trainer of Pittsburgh ProFitness in Emsworth.  In our second segment, Denny Brown of Avalon describes how his parents built the Avalon Motel and the joys and challenges of operating it until it’s sale in 1972.

We talk with Kathy Romero from “Your CBD Store” about this growing trend.  Then Zoe Sadler tells us why we need to take our canine friends to Bellevue Dog Woods.

In this special episode, we talk with Bill Dell, a founding member of the popular North Boros musical group, the Wee Jams, about their long history and their current projects.  Enjoy some of their music on the podcast and make plans to see the Wee Jams at the Oaks Theatre in Oakmont on August 3rd.

For over 40 years, the Chit Chat column was an integral part of North Boros newspapers.  Today, we talk with Betty Haughin about her popular column and its lasting effect on those who enjoyed it,  

Roger and Robert talk to us about the upcoming week-long Britsburgh Festival, which celebrates British heritage in Pittsburgh.  Events include music, food, tea, and culture at venues across the area, including Bellevue and nearby Sewickley.  To find out more about this jolly good time, visit  

Theresa Gallick of Bona Fide Bellevue talks with Susan Stabnau and Katie Damico about this year’s Bellevue House Tour, which features residences of varying sizes and styles.  


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