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FREE! FEBRUARY 2019 Vol. 15, Issue 8

Read us online at Soap Box Derby Coming to McKeesport Page 13 Actress April Brucker to be Inducted into Bethel Park High School Hall of Fame Page 21

MVRCC Holds 2019 Annual Winter Kickoff Event

MVRCC’s first event of 2019 was held January 4 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. It was a multi chamber mega mixer in which 15 different chambers and business organizations partnered to bring our members the opportunity to mingle with hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs and other business professionals. With a turnout of almost 300 people we mark this as one of our most successful events. If you were unable to attend this year don’t worry you will have a chance next year, as this will be annual event for our chamber. Stay tuned for details regarding our Spring multi chamber and business mixer, The Great Gathering, to be held March 20th at Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn.

Mon Valley Elementary Schools Receive Donations Page 47

South Park Township Police Department Receives Award For Traffic Safety

(Pictured From left): South Park Township Supervisors Dave Buchewicz, Ed Snee, and Walt Sackinsky, Township Manager Karen Fosbaugh, and Police Chief Dennis McDonough (seated) with the AA Platinum Safety Award.

The South Park Township Police Department was recently awarded the AAA Community Traffic Safety Platinum Award. This is the 12th year the Township received the award, and the 6th year for the platinum distinction. The award is based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, police department statistics, infrastructure improvements, bridge repairs/replacement, etc. There are various award levels, with platinum being the most prestigious.



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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO FEBRUARY 1 GO RED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING BREAKFAST – 8:30 -10:30 a.m., Arrowood at Southwestern is located at 512 Lewis Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15122. Be sure to wear red, an AHA representative will be on hand to collect donations. For more info or RSVP: Kim Smith, 412-651-1711, FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. All are welcome.


FLEA MARKET – Laurel Mall, Connellsvile, PA. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, clothing, tools, house-

wares, furniture, toys, baked goods, food. For more information, call 724-626-0160 or visit

FEBRUARY 2 - 3 THE 59TH ANNIVERSARY SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB COIN SHOW Crowne Plaza Hotel – Pittsburgh South at 164 Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park (across from South Hills Village). On Saturday the show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free and hourly door prizes will be given. For more information call 412-854-4022 or email FLEA MARKET – Trax Farms, Finleyville. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lots of vendors and plenty of items!


OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701 located at 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5.00 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611.

FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo . Admission is $6.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Please note Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11)

FEBRUARY 6 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS – 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information call412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. SOUL FOOD LUNCHEON-DINNER Part of California University of Pennsylvania’s ‘Black History Month’ celebration. The annual Soul Food Luncheon/Dinner on Feb. 6 will be held in the Gold Rush Culinary Center inside

the Natali Student Center on campus. Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Cost is $8.25 for lunch and $10.60 for dinner. Diners enjoy a menu created from recipes contributed by members of Cal U. Soul food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine, food traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of the southern United States.


‘CHAMBER ON TAP’ MIXER - The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) will be holding ‘Chamber on Tap’ an after hours mixer on February 7, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This mixer event will be held at 4 Points Brewery in Charleroi. FREE event, all are welcome to attend. Enjoy banter, business and beers, relax and mingle with the chamber. Members, come to network and market your business while meeting new people. Non-members, stop in to see what the chamber is all about and what the chamber can do for you and your business. BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS RETURNS - 530-6:15 pm – Kids 6-10 yrs. at the YMCA - Monongahela


FLEA MARKET – Laurel Mall, Connellsvile, PA. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, clothing, tools, housewares, furniture, toys, baked goods, food. Call 724-626-0160 or visit the website

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FEBRUARY 9 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER – 3:00-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: $6 each. Take out is available. ELKS LODGE SWEETHEARTS DANCE WITH “NITE STAR” - The popular local singing duo is returning to the Bethel Park Lodge, South Park Rd., Seating is limited to 60 and all tickets will be sold in advance. Reservations require a credit card by February 2, 2019. Ticket price is $ 30.00 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 412- 831-0616 after five p.m. on Tues., Weds., Thurs., Fri., or Sat. Includes hors d’oeuvers, dinner (petite filet & stuffed shrimp), 50/50 raffle, and a special gift for the ladies. MEGA BINGO NIGHT - Doors open at 5:00PM with Bingo starting at 7:00 p.m., Elizabeth Fire Hall. Tickets are $40 each and include 12 faces for 20 regular games with a $200 payout per game, (2) 3-ons for 3 Specials with a $500 payout per special, (2) 3-ons for the Jackpot with a $2,000 payout and free dauber. There will also be games of chance, 50/50 raffles, auction baskets and concessions. Guests are permitted to BYOB. Seating is limited, so please purchase tickets in advance. Proceeds Thomas Jefferson High School Baseball. For more information and to pre-purchase tickets, please contact Tracey at FAMILY FUN NIGHT & VALENTINE’S DANCE - 6-9 pm - for whole family at YMCA – Monongahela WORK PARTY - SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – 9:00 a.m., Volunteers will meet at the



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Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5). This month’s project has not yet been decided, but, if the weather allows, may be removing mud from the entrance to the Stewart Road Trailhead and filling the hole with gravel. SHORTBREAD CITY VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monessen Firemans Social Hall, 15 Eastgate, Monessen PA 15062. Shop vendors and crafters from near and far, all under one roof! Make Valentine’s Day gift-giving stress free, and fun! Treat yourself, and the ones you love, to something unique! Food, drinks, music, auction, and no entrance fee! Mark your calendar, and don’t miss it! All are welcome! 5 ——————————————————————————————————————————————

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CHILI COOK-OFF – 12-4:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon. The public is invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser. Make and bring your favorite chili recipe to share with others. We only ask that you call so we will have proper space for everyone. For $5 you can come, sample the various recipes and vote for your favorite. Winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m. For more info 724-929-4696.

FEBRUARY 11 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB – 12:30 p.m., Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program “10 Ways Not to Kill a Tree” will be presented by Gannon Boone, a certified Arborist, for Bartlett Tree Experts. Non members are welcome to attend and hear the guest speaker. The Garden Club welcomes new members. More Event Listings on page 6

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SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8:00 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be on Liberty Walking half dollars. A 50/50 will be

offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information Please call 724-984-6611.

CLOTHES 4-U - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public (weather permitting). The clothing is free; patrons may give a freewill offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they enter. If there is a need at any other time, please call to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

FEBRUARY 13 AVOIDING SCAMS AND ID THEFT PRESENTATION –Two Presentations, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., PA CareerLink

and December. We are now accepting used eyeglasses and cases to help those in need.

Mon Valley at 570 Galiffa Drive in Donora, PA. Helps consumers protect themselves from financial scams as well as informs victims of scams on how to get help. Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email for more information.

GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND NATIONAL SECURITY DISCUSSION The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior military officers from the U. S. Army War College for a panel discussion on Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. This program is hosted in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and offers the community the opportunity to meet with officials from the U.S. Army War College who will address various national security issues and the role the military plays in response. Registration is requested. Email to register or call 724.941.9430 #1.


DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5:00-7:00 p.m., Community of Christ, Bethel Park. (We are located between Drake Road and Sunset Dr.) We will be serving delicious spaghetti, mouth-watering bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and luscious desserts. We accept donations of $1. per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No take out will be available. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-8336357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July




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BREWED FOR FOOD – at 4 Points BBQ (Brewery Bldg.) 6 Beer Pairings - $60/person. Tickets at YMCA business office or Brewery Bldg., 400 Washington Ave., Charleroi.

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FLEA MARKET – Laurel Mall, Connellsvile, PA. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, clothing, tools, housewares, furniture, toys, baked goods, food. For more information call 724-626-0160.


SPAGHETTI DINNER – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St, Elizabeth, PA. Includes spaghetti, salad, drink, & cake for dessert. Adults $9.00, Children under 12 $4.00. For more info: 412-384-8868 OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701 located at 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5.00 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611. NEW EAGLE VFD ANNUAL VALENTINES DANCE - The New Eagle VFD will host their 14th Annual ‘Valentines Dance’ on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Music will be provided by ‘SteelTown’, Pittsburgh Party Band. Doors will open


at 5:00 PM, music will begin at 7:00 PM and play util 11:00 PM. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and will include food, beer, and mixers. BYOB. A Chinese Auction, and Half the Take will be available. For information and tickets, call Julie at 412-616-1743 or contact our Facebook page – New Eagle VFD. Sponsored by the New Eagle VFD Fire & Rescue and Eddie Volkers Body Shop. DANCING QUEEN - 6-11:00 p.m., Boston Spectrum. Over 21 event, BYOB , free beer and pop. Food available for purchase. Tickets $20 or table of 8 for $150. Call 412-751-7655 for tickets. Benefits Greenock Volunteer Fire company. FLEA MARKET / SOUP & BAKE SALE - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., River Hill Church Of Christ, 2105 River Hill Road, Monongahela, PA 15063. For more information contact: Nancy Tencer, 412-3028359 or

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FLEA MARKET – Trax Farms, Finleyville. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lots of vendors and plenty of items!


MON VALLEY COIN CLUB – 2:00 p.m., 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi, PA. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting will be on silver certificates. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes will be awarded for children. For additional information call 724-984-6611 SOUP AND CHILI SALE – Orders due 2/17, pickup 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb 23. Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 South Third Avenue, Elizabeth Boro (church is located at the bottom of the Route 51 North Off Ramp, before the Elizabeth Bridge and across from Dollar General). The soup and/or chili will be sold in quarts only for a price of $7.00 each. Orders may be placed by calling 412-384-9616. Orders may be paid on pick-up. Please make your check payable to “Bethesda Board of Deacons.” Broccoli Cheese Noodle, Butternut Squash, Chicken Noodle, Chili, Turkey Chili, Hot Sausage, Potato, Split Pea with Ham, Stuffed Pepper and Vegetable soups. 7 ——————————————————————————————————————————————

WSO ‘FIRE AND ICE’ CONCERT – 3:00 p.m., Trinity High School, Tickets start at just $17 and can be purchased online at, by calling 1-88871-TICKETS, or at the following locations: Citizens Library, the Peters Township Public Library, and the WSO Office on East Wheeling Street in Washington (WSO Office by appointment, call 724-223-9796). Tickets are available at the door. For further information about the symphony, visit or connect with WSO on Facebook ( and (

FEBRUARY 18 FITNESS AND WELLNESS INSTRUCTOR TO VISIT SPWC – 7:00 p.m., South Park Municipal building. Guest speaker Peggy Gregor, BA, NASM,ACE, CPT, is National Group Fitness Director and was recently promoted to Fitness Director at Healthtrax-Bethel Park. She’ll share her expertise with club members on total fitness and well-being and how to “Train For LIfe”. There will also be a regular business meeting. Women from surrounding areas are welcomed to attend. Ladies may join SPWC if they wish. ROSTRAVER SPORTSMENS ASSOCIATION -7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon. All members are invited to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

FEBRUARY 20 6TH ANNUAL ‘HOODIE HOO’ DAY Assemble at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon— Hoodie Hoo Countdown & Shout. Magic City Square, Charleroi, PA. National Holiday in the Northern Hemisphere designed to scare winter away—Hoodie Hoo times 3 in unison! Check our Facebook page and media for participating merchants. Music, Best Group and Best Individual Trophies, Giant Raffle Package Valued At $1,000— Drawing At 12:15! Hoodie Hoo Day Specials and Discounts ALL DAY, Free Parking, Selfie Opps and more. SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATIC MEETING – 8:00 p.m., SP Township Community Room.

FEBRUARY 21 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Musician, singer Steve Tori who will perform songs of yesteryear. Cost is $8 payable at the door. Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000, option 0. CONVERSATION WITH DISTRICT MAGISTRATE MIKE THATCHER –7:00 p.m., Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Judge Thatcher serves the Jefferson HIlls, Pleasant Hills and South Park communities. Learn more about the local magisterial district court, the different types of cases that come before Judge Thatcher, and how the local court serves our communities. Please RSVP on Event Keeper. ACRYLIC PAINT CLASSES - (4 weeks) 1-3 pm - YMCA - Monongahela

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FLEA MARKET – Laurel Mall, Connellsvile, PA. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, clothing, tools, housewares, furniture, toys, baked goods, food. For more information, call 724-6260160.


SOUP AND CHILI SALE – Order ahead, pick-up 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, in Elizabeth Boro. The soup and/or chili will be sold in quarts only for a price of $7.00 each. The deadline for orders is Sunday, February 17. Orders may be placed by calling 412-384-9616. A return call will be made to confirm the order if a message is left on the answering machine. Orders may be paid on pick-up. If paying by check, please make your check payable to “Bethesda Board of Deacons.” The choices are as follows: Broccoli Cheese Noodle, Butternut Squash, Chicken Noodle, Chili, Turkey Chili, Hot Sausage, Potato, Split Pea with Ham, Stuffed Pepper and Vegetable soups.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO FEBRUARY 23 HOW WE GOT THERE: OUR CARS, HIGHWAYS, AND ROAD TRIPS –1:00 P.M. in Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society invites its members and community members to attend this nostalgic look back at “How We Got There.” The program will feature the Rick Sebak documentary, A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway, which tells the story of first coast-to-coast, paved highway in the United States. A display table will exhibit appropriately car-themed photographs from the WJHHS Archive. Likewise, attendees may bring photographs and share memories about favorite cars, most unique highways and byways traveled, and funniest or most disastrous road trips. Refreshments will include some favorite “road trip” foods and drinks, including homemade milkshakes. 7TH ANNUAL MEN’S SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET – door opens, games at 4:30 p.m. program at 5:15, Wild game dinner at 6:00 p.m., Calvary Bible Church, 990 4th St. Ext., North Charleroi, Men’s Ministry, Bucks and Ducks, is holding their 7th Annual Men’s Sportsman’s Banquet. Includes games, a wild game dinner, prizes and White-tail Seminars by the guest speaker Steve Rockey. All men are invited to attend; however, reservations are required. There is a $10.00 Entry Fee at the door (Young men 12-16 free). To make reservations, please call the church office at 724-483-6108 or email BINGO – doors open 6:00 p.m., bingo starts at 7:00 p.m., Bethel Park Community Center. There will be 10 games of regular BINGO with a prize of $50 per game; two games of special BINGO with a prize of $100 and one game of cover-all BINGO with a prize of $250. Dinner, beer and refreshments are included and it’s a BYOB event. There

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will be a Basket Raffle and a 50/50 as well. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased at BP Varsity and JV Ice Hockey Games or by contacting Carrie Busch at 412-720-2041 or Benefits Bethel Park Ice Hockey. This event is critical to enabling the Booster organization to raise enough funds to help supplement the cost of running a successful ice hockey program in Bethel Park. CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - A double elimination Cornhole Tournament will be held on February 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Washington County Fairgrounds. $50 entry fee per team and the winning team gets $1,000. There will be food and drinks available for purchase along with side raffles, Chinese auctions and more. Also, this is a BYOB event. Tournament proceeds Bentworth Youth Girls Softball and the Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club. Contact Terry Wise at 724-678-0564. Mail team name and entry fee to: P.O. Box 480, Cokeburg, PA 15324

FEBRUARY 24 25TH ANNUAL SWEET SUNDAY DESSERT FESTIVAL – 12-5:00 p.m., The tradition continues at the Printscape Arena in Southpointe at 114 Southpointe Blvd. Canonsburg 15317. This familyfriendly event features dessert vendors,

dessert judging contest, live entertainment, auction baskets 50/50 raffle, and so much more! Proceeds benefit Washington City Mission, a non-profit shelter providing services to the homeless and less fortunate throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. For more info visit: STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY CHINESE NEW YEAR DANCE – 5-9:00 p.m., Brentwood VFW 3801 Saw Mill Run Blvd Brentwood PA 15227. Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year—the year of the Pig. Wear red for good luck! Mark Peters our DJ/dance instructor will be teaching the 2nd part of the Cha-Cha starting at 5:30 with lots of fun dancing till 9:00. Admission is $10. Door Prizes, Bar and Kitchen available. Plenty of free parking. Everyone Welcome! Find us on FB at Steppin’ Out Sunday and check out all the pics showing all the fun we have.

FEBRUARY 25 PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY SHOW AND TELL - 7:30 pm., Social Room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and guests are invited to bring items of interest be they historical, antique or family memorabilia. Presentation is done in an informal manner for everyone to learn about and enjoy.


CLOTHES 4-U - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public (weather permitting). The clothing is free; patrons may give a freewill offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

FEBRUARY 27 WWII STORIES FROM THE MON VALLEY - Monongahela Area Historical Society -7:00 p.m., Chapel of the 1st Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. Enter through the Sixth Street side of the building. The brief members-only business meeting at 6:30 PM will precede the historical presentation: “WWII Stories from the Mon Valley and Beyond” by Robert O. Stakeley, History Center Affiliates Program Coordinator, Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Includes series of brief digital videos produced by the Fall Term 2018 Cal U Honors Program Digital Storytelling, Dr. Christina Fisanick, PhD, California University of PA, highlighting one video based on two Monongahela women who served in WW II. For more information visit our website and Facebook HistoricalSociety/. Free and Open to the Public.


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Range Resources Continues Support of Good Neighbors Fund with $100,000 Gift to WCCF

During a recent visit to the South Strabane Fire Department, five representatives from Range Resources and WCCF Chairman Lynne Stout learned about the self-contained breathing apparatus that was purchased using the department’s 2018 Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund grant. Pictured from left to right: Range Resources employees Kylie Sanders and Laural Ziemba, WCCF Chairman Lynne Stout, South Strabane Fire Chief Scott Reese, South Strabane Fireman Wyatt Streator, and Range Resources employees Christina Kramer, Max Oravetz, and Steve Thompson.

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from Range Resources in support of the ‘Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund’. Established by its namesake in 2018 with a gift of $75,000, the fund supports fire departments and emergency management services organizations in Range’s core operating area. Range increased the gift to $100,000 this year. The fund was made possible through the partnership of Range and its many contractors. “Our local fire departments, police officers, and emergency management service organizations selflessly put themselves on the front lines every day. Through the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund we aim to support the mission of these local heroes,” remarked Michael Mackin, Director of External Affairs at Range Resources. “Last year, the fund awarded grants to 22 first responder organizations across Washington County, and each one addressed a unique need,” he added. “Thank you to our business partners who helped to make the Good Neighbors Fund possible.” On February 1, organizations interested in applying to the Range Resources Good Neighbors Fund will be able to submit their requests electronically using the Foundation’s online grant application form available on Requests should be limited to $10,000. Grants will be announced in the second quarter. “As a donor service organization, the WCCF is pleased to be able to help Range Resources demonstrate its commitment to being a good neighbor by facilitating this special grants cycle that offers our local emergency services organizations an opportunity to secure support for the life-saving equipment or facility updates they currently need most,” said Lynne Stout, WCCF Chairman of the Board. 9 ——————————————————————————————————————————————

‘Show and Tell’ Meeting at Peters Creek Historical Society Peters Creek Historical Society begins their new year with its annual February "Show And Tell" Meeting, which will be held on Monday, February 25 at 7:30 pm. The meeting is in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and guests are invited to bring items of interest be they historical, antique or family memorabilia. Presentation is done in an informal manner for everyone to learn about and enjoy. Pictured above is a good example of a ‘show and tell’ item. A 3-gallon antique wooden butter churn that Pictured above is a 3-gallon antique woodserved the needs of family, farm and en butter churn that served the needs of country store. family, farm and country store. Check out our website for the latest news and look at the collection of "Soup and Stroll" pictures taken during our Sunday, December 9, 2018 event. The society extends a huge thank you to our friends in the community who dropped in for a bowl of soup and a Christmas stroll throughout the house and log cabin.

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SAVE THE DATE 6th Annual ‘Hoodie Hoo Day’ in Charleroi The 6th annual ‘Hoodie Hoo Day’ will be held in Charleroi on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Hoodie Hoo Day is a National Holiday that is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere that designed to scare winter away by shouting “Hoodie Hoo” times 3 in unison! The event will take place at Magic City Square, in the heart of downtown Charleroi. Assemble at 11:30 AM with the Hoodie Hoo countdown and shout at 12:00 noon. Attendees will enjoy music, and there will be trophies for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Individual’ and there will be a giant raffle package valued at $1,000 – drawing at 12:15. Visit the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more details and participating merchants offering Hoodie Hoo Day Specials, Free Parking, Selfie Opps and more!

Mon Valley Academy For The Arts Receives Third Consecutive Grant From EQT Foundation The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA), an Arts and Cultural 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the EQT Foundation has awarded a grant to be used for the 2019 EQT/MVAA Summer Concert Series. The $20,000 grant will assist and continue the growth of the Non Profit organization established in November 2015. The funding will be complimenting sponsorships, donations and other grants to support the ten (10) scheduled events to begin in April 2019 and ending the concert season in November 2019. Beginning April 14, the MVAA will kick off the year with a seasonal gala to be held locally announcing the grant award, entertainment schedule and locations. Between June 2019 and September 2019, eight (8) outdoor concerts will be presented FREE to the public featuring local and professional artists of varied genres. Concert locations will be Chess Park in Monongahela and Palmer Park in Donora. November 3rd will be the final concert of the 2019 season featuring “the Twin Coaches Jr. Stage Band”, local artists and various dignitaries. As the year progresses, the MVAA Board of Directors will announce dates, venues, and artists to be featured. The MVAA mission is an ongoing program that will meet long-term goals of preserving the history of the Mon Valley Arts and Cultural activities while developing the young Mon Valley talent for future generations. For more information: visit or email

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PETERS TOWNSHIP RECREATION CENTER UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, PA 15367 is offering a variety of programs and events during the month of February. For additional information or questions, please call 724-942-5000. SENIOR LUNCHEONS Picnics/luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Day: February 13 – Valentine’s Day Soiree. Fun, games, and chair (balloon) volleyball! Time: 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Community Recreation Center, Peterswood Park PRESCHOOL / YOUTH ONE DAY EVENTS LOVE BUGS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS) Preschoolers will be going buggy as we Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a fun craft, games and activities centered around love and friendship. Day: Thursday, February 14 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. Location: Peters Township Recreation Center Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member (per child) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 12 JR. CHEMISTS (AGES 2 TO 6) Jr. Chemists: Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! This hands-on and interactive program of chemistry for preschool aged children is packed solid with cool reactions. Instructor: Mad Science Day: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Location: Peters Twp Recreation Center Fee: $70 Member/ $105 nonMember

MAD SCIENCE: POLYMER PLAYGROUND (AGES 5 TO 12) Varied concoctions of slime will stir up in scientific style, and the properties of slime will be tested in a team-spirited fashion at the Slime Olympics! Instructor: Mad Science Day: Monday, February 18 Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon Location: Peters Township Recreation Center Fee: $39 Member / $59 NonMember ADULT /SENIOR PROGRAMS CHOCOLATE & AYURVEDA WORKSHOP (AGES 12 AND OVER) Yes, you will get to eat chocolate while learning about the physical and mental benefits of this glorious treat! This workshop will also include some simple yoga movements. Instructor: Carrie Knight Day: Saturday, February 9 Time: 10 a.m. to Noon Location: Peters Township Recreation Center Fee: $25 Member / $38 NonMember *Items needed: yoga mat or towel, pen & paper water and comfortable clothing. 41st ANNUAL PETERS TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY Saturday, June 29, 2019 Interested in becoming a vendor? Vendor applications for Community Day are due to be sent out in March. If you would like to be added to our mailing list or have questions about the event, please email Donations: The Community Day Committee offers a variety of ways for businesses, organizations, and individuals to get involved with this popular family event. Contact us for more information.

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Cal U Starts 2019 With New or Renewed Accreditation for 21 Degree Programs Quality assurance process verifies that academics at California University of Pennsylvania meet national standards of excellence California University of Pennsylvania starts the new year with new or renewed accreditations for 21 academic degree programs, bringing the total number of accredited programs at Cal U to more than 50 in all. Program accreditation is a quality assurance process designed to verify that a university’s programs meet nationally recognized standards of academic and professional excellence. Before a program can be accredited, a team of representatives from a recognized accrediting agency scrutinizes all aspects of the degree program, including its curriculum, faculty credentials and student outcomes. The team also holds an in-person “site visit” at the university. Once initial accreditation has been achieved, the program must be re-evaluated and its accreditation renewed at reg-

ular intervals in order to verify that high standards are being maintained. “Achieving accreditation is painstaking work, but it pays off for our students,” says Dr. Bruce Barnhart, Cal U’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “When you graduate from an accredited program, you know your degree has value. As a job candidate, you can point to program accreditation as a sign that your education met the highest quality standards.”

Newly accredited programs Fourteen degree programs in Cal U’s Department of Business and Economics have been newly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. Cal U now offers accredited Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) programs in fields such as accounting, finance, human resources

administration and marketing; two B.S. in Business concentrations; and five Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. Cal U programs re-accredited this fall are the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, both recognized by the Council of Social Work Education; two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the Master of Science in School Psychology, recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists; and the B.S. degrees in computer information systems and computer science, both recognized by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. For information about Cal U’s academic programs, visit

Daffodil Days’ to Support the Relay for Life of Mon Valley The daffodil is the first flower of spring and a symbol of hope. In association with the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is selling daffodils to raise money for Team MVH’s Relay for Life of Mon Valley 2019 fundraising goals. Your contributions to Daffodil Days helps people stay well and get well by finding cures and fighting back against cancer. Daffodils can be ordered now through Friday, Feb. 8. Orders will be available for pick up the week of March 18. Patients staying at MVH receive a daffodil on their meal tray and Bunches of Hope are delivered to the Residence at Hilltop. For more information, contact Lauren Kifer, at or call 724-258-1078.

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West Newton Library Valentine’s Day Raffle The West Newton Library is holding a Valentine’s Day Raffle. Stop in and purchase three chances for $1. Purchases can be made Mondays between 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday’s between 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday’s, between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Winner to be pulled on Valentines Day February 14, 2019 and will win a Teddy and Box of Candy (see photo). The West Newton Library is located at 124 North Water Street. West Newton, PA.

Monongahela Area Historical Society To Host WWII Presentation Will Include Cal U Produced Video Featuring Two Monongahela Women Who Served In WWII The February monthly meeting of the Monongahela Area Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Chapel of the 1st Presbyterian Church, located at 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. (Enter through the Sixth Street side of the building.) There will be a brief members-only business meeting at 6:30 PM followed by the historical presentation: "WWII Stories from the Mon Valley and Beyond." This informative presentation will be given by Robert O. Stakeley, History Center Affiliates Program Coordinator, Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution. The presentation includes a series of brief digital videos produced by the Fall Term 2018 Cal U Honors Program Digital Storytelling, Dr. Christina Fisanick, PhD, California University of PA, highlighting one video based on two Monongahela women who served in WW II. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our Facebook page:

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Soap Box Derby To Be Held in McKeesport Calling All Boys and Girls to Race Greater Pittsburgh will be hosting an Official All American Soap Box Derby Stock Division race in McKeesport on Sunday June 16, 2019. Racers will be competing in their own gravity powered racers for the title of McKeesport All American Soap Box Derby Local Race Champion. For 2019 there will a Stock Superstock and Master Division race. The race is open to boys and girls ages 7 - 20. The Soap Box Derby has run nationally since 1934. It is a unique program that encourages close parent-child activities while building and racing the car. The construction of the gravity race car reinforces the importance of setting and completing goals while developing traits such as selfconfidence, perseverance, and craftsmanship. Parents can learn new abilities while teaching children the proper use of tools. The youth is encouraged to do as much of the work as their level permits. World Championship finals are held late July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. This is an exciting event that you will not want to miss as a racer and spectator. Any boys or girls interested in building and racing are encouraged to send an email to: 13 ——————————————————————————————————————————————

Make a Wish Dance Marathon is March 30 in South Park Olivia Marie Sperber, an 11-year old singer from South Park is trying to make a difference in the lives of local Make-A-Wish® kids through her singing and fundraising events that she calls ‘Singing for Wishes’. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia has been granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In their 35 year history, our local chapter has granted more than 19,000 wishes. That’s more than 19,000 smiles on the faces of local wish kids and their families. This is one of many fundraisers we hold throughout the year and the first annual dance marathon. ‘Singing for Wishes’ Mini-Thon is a self-organized Make-A-Wish® fundraiser for Pittsburgh area students in grades 5-8. This fun-filled event will take place on March 30, 2019 from 4-10 pm at the South Park Home Economics Building. There will be dancing, sports, games, prizes and plenty of food! For 6 hours these motivated, caring kids will not be able to sit down; but will have fun doing it! The money raised during this event will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia Chapter. We hope we can count on your participation to make the first annual “Singing for Wishes Mini-Thon” a huge success! We are requesting each student raise money by getting sponsors prior to event. Registration fee is $25. To register or for more information please visit our website at Questions can be sent by email to Corporate sponsorship opportunities available! Follow Olivia Marie Sperber for more details, event photos and updated events on Facebook

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‘’Puppy-Up Walk Monessen’ Committee Plans for 2019 Event The ‘Puppy-Up Walk-Monessen’ Committee will begin planning their 2019 walk on Thursday February 7, at 7:30 pm at the ISMA (Italian Society of Mutual Aid) Club, located at 112 7th Street, Monessen. The 2018 walk held in October was a huge success. The Committee is setting the fund-raising goal even higher this year. If you would like to be a part of this group, please plan to attend this meeting. If you are interested but cannot attend, contact Randall Marino at 724493-8305. Additional information can be found at the website Follow us on Facebook at Puppyup Monessen.

GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS Museum Closed on Saturdays Through March The Monessen Heritage Museum will be closed on Saturdays through the month of March. Special arrangements can be made for groups or individuals, who would like to tour the facility when we are closed. Please contact the museum to arrange a time. As we are a volunteer based organization, our hours may be affected by the weather. During the winter months, please call ahead if you are planning on visiting to make sure someone is at the museum to welcome you.

Renew Your Membership Membership Renewal for 2019 and the annual fund appeal for the Greater Monessen Historical Society are underway. Please return your membership renewal, so we can update the records. We depend on your generosity to sustain us and help us grow! We need your donations to continue the Annex renovation work! Memberships cover the expenses of keeping the museum open and preserving local history. Gift memberships make great gifts! Individual memberships are $15 a calendar year with family memberships being $20. Business memberships are $50.

Volunteers Needed GMHS is looking for individuals willing to present a lecture or program on local history or families in 2019. If interested, please contact the museum. Do you have talents to share? Do you have spare time? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you enjoy local history? If so, please consider joining our group and volunteering at the Museum. Call for details. The Historical Society is also searching for interested individuals who are able to create models of well-known Monessen buildings that can be displayed inside the Monessen Heritage Museum.

Visit Our Social Media Pages to Keep Informed The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society”. See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is located at 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, and is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 AM until 3 PM. For more information call 724-684-8460.

Save the Date South Park Lions Bingo The South Park Lions Bingo will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Library Fire Hall, Rt. 88, Library Rd, in Library, PA. The Lions Club is requesting that players bring a non-perishable food item for the South Park Meals on Wheels. More details coming soon.

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Bethel Park Elks Lodge Delivers Christmas Joy to Residents At Southwestern Veterans Center Each year the third Wednesday of December is a special day for the Bethel Park Elks Lodge 2213 and the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh. On that day, the Elks arrive with a truckload of presents for all the residents at the center. In September, the staff at the center have the residents fill out Christmas "wish-list" cards which are then delivered to the Elks by October 1st. Each resident can list up to 5 items and the Elks usually provide 3 or 4 of the Items listed as gift-wrapped presents. This project is the Lodge's biggest undertaking of each year, and their work begins much earlier in the year with fund-raising and gathering presents. Bonnie Filyo, Exalted Ruler of Lodge 2213, heads up the project each year. Throughout the year, Bonnie and her sister, Dorothy Sheldon, watch for sales on some of the personal items that appear on the lists each year and stock up on these items. "Whatever they want, we try to get, " says Exalted Ruler Filyo "buying, wrapping and transporting the gifts is a lot of work, but it is worth it when you see the looks on their faces. They are like children on Christmas morning, and that makes everything worthwhile." As the B.P.O.E. is a non-profit organization, money to purchase the gifts comes thru donations from some Lodge 2213 members, outside persons donating

to help, and grant money from the B.P.O.E. Grand Lodge in Chicago, Ill. Several local groups volunteer time and service to the effort, such as the Dormont V.F.W. Post 694, and the Vietnam Veterans Inc. This year, Michael Zubanic, owner of the Basic Building Interiors of Bethel Park provided a box truck and two employees to help load the presents, drive the truck up to the center, and helped to unload. Also helping the lodge with the enormous task of wrapping, labelling and attaching a Christmas card to each of the presents were the Bethel Park Women's Club, the Girl Scouts of Troop 57015, and members from several local churches. Chris Veitch, Therapeutic Recreation Services Supervisor at the Center says "The residents eagerly look forward to the event each year, and really enjoy the interactive experience. This annual Elk's Christmas party is one of the biggest events here at the center and the one where the most gifts are given to the Vets by any single organization." The Elks begin fund-raising efforts early in the year, as total costs of the project exceed $7,000. If any organization or family wishes to become part of this holiday outreach program for the vets, please contact the Elks at 412-835-7040 or email them at

FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK ANNOUNCE UPCOMING MEETING DATES The Friends of South Park have announced their upcoming meeting dates through the spring of 2019. All meetings are held at the Buffalo Inn at 7:00 pm. Dates are as follows: February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19. New members are always welcome! Upcoming events will include: • Oldies Dance - March 23 from 7-11 pm • Spring Flower Sale - May 4 • Golf Outing - May 18 The mission of South Park Friends is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park known as South Park in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; by identifying and recommending the areas of the park which need improvement; and then working to acquire the cooperation, resources and funding to accomplish those improvements for the benefit of the park’s visitors.




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Cal U Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month California University of Pennsylvania plans a series of events during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.

Soul Food Luncheon-Dinner The annual Soul Food Luncheon/Dinner on Feb. 6 will be held in the Gold Rush Culinary Center inside the Natali Student Center on campus. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner is served from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Cost is $8.25 for lunch and $10.60 for dinner. Diners enjoy a menu created from recipes contributed by members of the Cal U community. Soul food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine, food traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of the southern United States.

Other Black History Month events: Feb. 5 — Documentary viewing and discussion, 5:00 p.m., Natali Student Center Room 321. “The Mask You Live In” is an award-winning documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Feb. 7 — Panel Discussion, 7:00 p.m., Eberly Hall Room 110. “Incarcerated NOT Incapacitated: Realities from & Rising Out of the Prison System,” will be the theme of a panel discussion. Panelists will include a person formerly incarcer-

ated, a defense attorney, and a forensic psychologist. Moderator is Dr. Darla Timbo, an assistant professor, accredited psychologist, and therapist and licensed professional counselor in Cal U’s Counseling Center. Feb. 13 — Multicultural Affairs Night at Cal U Basketball, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Convocation Center. Enjoy women’s and men’s Vulcans basketball against Gannon and join the Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education staff for a variety of giveaways. Halftime performances at both games will include tributes to Black History Month. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for visiting students. Cal U students with valid CalCards and children under age 12 are admitted free. Feb. 22— Black Student Union Culture Café, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Natali Student Center’s Performance Center. Cal U students will perform music, spoken word and dance. Feb. 25 — African Drum and Dance Ensemble, 11:00 a.m., Food Court, Natali Student Center Feb. 28 — Black Arts Festival, 7:00 p.m., Vulcan Hall. Cal U student art will be featured through live painting and spoken word. For more information about Black History Month events at Cal U, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education at 724-938-5758 or email


Fish Fry’s at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Bentleyville Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish in Bentleyville, will be hosting a Fish Fry every Friday starting Feb. 15 and running through April 19, including Ash Wednesday. The Fish Fry’s are held from 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the Drexel Hall Reception Center, 208 Abromaitis Street in Bentleyville. Eat in or takeout for ALL Fish Fry’s. Takeout orders telephone: 724-2091370, extension 424.

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CCAC ‘Campus Closet’ CCAC South Campus Opens Service To Help Students Dress For Success Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus is offering a new service to help ensure students have everything they need to be successful beyond the classroom. Following on the success of the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry, South Campus has created the Campus Closet, which opened with a soft launch in November. The Campus Closet provides professional attire at no cost for students who don’t have the proper clothing for job interviews or conferences. The idea came about when two students who were selected for a leadership conference didn’t have appropriate clothing, so the student success coach attending the conference with the students brought additional clothes for them. Also, administrators have at times referred students to a nonprofit organization to assist with professional attire for interviews. “We started thinking about how we could fill the need right here on

campus as a result,” said Dr. Kelli Maxwell, dean of Student Development at South Campus. Since the campus announced the effort, the response has been tremendous, and donations have been pouring in from across the college. The closet now has more than 500 items, including clothing, shoes, ties, belts, handbags, padfolios, scarves and other accessories. Students are allowed to visit once per semester and take three items; however, if they go to CCAC South Campus Career Services for a resume review or a mock interview, they can take up to five items per visit. “Our entire mission is to get students ready for those jobs that provide family sustaining wages,” said Maxwell. “We’ve put initiatives in place to eliminate barriers to success, and this is one more barrier students have to overcome. If students can get to that interview, we want to be sure they are as prepared as they can pos-

Darren Lesher, student success coach at CCAC South Campus, next to the Campus Closet sign.

A CCAC student peruses items in the Campus Closet

sibly be.” The goal is to open the Campus Closet on a regular basis in the spring. Currently, it is usually open two hours a day, four days a week and is staffed by the same students, staff and faculty members who volunteer at the food pantry. Maxwell is also hoping to expand the offerings to include scrubs and other uni-

form needs. Donations of new or like-new clothing are still needed, particularly in very small or very large sizes for both men and women. Monetary donations from anyone who would like to support the effort are also appreciated. For more information or to donate, contact Dr. Kelli Maxwell at

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MARC Christmas Decorating Contest Winners Announced The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) announced the winners of its second Christmas Decorating Contest sponsored by Community Bank. The contest was open to residents and businesses in Monongahela (Washington County), Carroll Township (15063 Zip Code), and New Eagle. Homes/Businesses were entered by the owners or admirers via the MARC Facebook Page, MARC email, or written registration sheet. Winners by Category are: Pictured is the entry submitted by Jim and Sarah Fine Best Overall Display – Angelo’s II Restaurant, 111 Third at 1032 Stanton Street, Monongahela. Street Monongahela Clark Griswold – Jim and Sarah Fine, 1032 Stanton Street, Monongahela Charlie Brown – Alex and Anthony Belluso, 1206 Thomas Street, Monongahela O Holy Night – Scott Bellavance, 1107 Keenan Road, New Eagle Best Neighborhood Block – Driftwood Drive, Carroll Township Martha Stewart – Michele and Dan LaCarte, 103 Baywood Drive, Carroll Township Norman Rockwell – Deanna and Hosie Cook, 509 Fourth, Street, Monongahela Best Store Front Display – Mon Valley Accounting, 612 Main Street, Monongahela Anything Goes – Darwin Levkus, 40 Decker Street, Monongahela Independent judges from Allegheny and Washington County were asked to rate the entries in five (5) areas according to the category they were entered. Judges visited the displays between December 14 -18 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. For more information and pictures, please visit the MARC Facebook Page.

Recycle Your Glass Pilot Program Available From Michael Brothers Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling will be running a 3-month long glass container recycling pilot program at their North and South Hills locations. Residents are welcome to bring their separated glass containers and drop them in the appropriately marked bins. Clear glass, Green glass and Brown glass (Bottles and Jars) will be accepted. There is NO charge for this service. Glass will be accepted on the following days: Wednesdays 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays 7:00 am – 11:00 am at the South Hills location: Michael Brothers, Waste Transfer Station & Scrap, Metal Recycling Facility, 901 Horning Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For questions or additional information, please call 412-835-6428, or visit the website

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Belle Vernon Public Library Offering Spring Storytime For Kids

SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS Guest Speaker to Present on the ‘Old Stone Tavern’ Do you like a good story with complicated characters and dramatic events? Binge-worthy tales with humor, heartbreak, heroes, anti-heroes and villains? Some of the most compelling stories you’ll ever hear are true, local and can be found by digging through history. The South Park Historical Society is dedicated to preserving our local history and bringing some of the most fascinating stories to life with its Guest Speaker Series which returns in March. Save the date - members and non-members are invited to join the South Park Historical Society at the Library Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. for the first Guest Speaker Series presentation of 2019. Speaker Norene Beatty will be presenting Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern.

The Belle Vernon Public Library is currently taking registrations for a Spring Storytime session to start Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. The program is open to children 2 - 5 years and includes songs, a craft and open play time with the library's educational toys. For more info or to register call the library at 724-9296642.

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World Renowned Watercolorist Frank Webb to Speak at March Meeting of Bethel Art Guild The March meeting of the Bethel Park Art Guild will be March 7, at 12:00 noon. Our guest speaker for the March meeting is Pittsburgh’s own Frank Webb. Webb started his career as an illustrator with the U.S. Navy, before pursuing a fine arts career in the 1980’s. He has won numerous awards and conducted more than 500 workshops in all 50 states and many global locations. Webb has become world renowned as a watercolorist with nine museums collecting his work. Locally Frank is identified as a “Master Visual Artist, Preserving the Legacy of Pittsburgh”. The meeting will be held at the Bethel Park Community Center, located at 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park. This meeting is being held in the midst of the Spring Art Show at the Galleria Mall, which runs March 1 – 10. If you are a member of our Guild, you will be able to hang paintings in that show.

‘Meet the Judge’ Conversation with District Magistrate Set in Jefferson Hills Feb. 21 Join us for a conversation with our District Magistrate, Mike Thatcher, who serves the Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and South Park communities, on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Learn more about the local magisterial district court, the different types of cases that come before Judge Thatcher, and how the local court serves our communities. Please RSVP on our website Event Keeper.

The South Park Historical Society has two books for sale. ‘Historic Snowden Township – South Park Township’ and ‘History of Allegheny County’s South Park Farm Lands to Park Lands’ are on sale. The cost of each book is $20 (tax included) and can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for an additional $3.25. To order one or both books, call 412-835-9529 or 412655-4104. These books can also be purchased at the South Park Township Library and the Woods Café on Corrigan Drive.

Museum Restoration The Historical Society’s museum is still closed due to the flooding that occurred in South Park in June, 2018. But progress is being made and the Historical Society expects the museum to be fully restored and reopened later this year. More information will be provided in future editions of this paper.

Historical Society thanks the Windover Hills Cub Scout Pack 569 The South Park Historical Society was invited to give a presentation to Windover Hills Cub Scout Pack 569 on December 4, 2018. The Historical Society thanks the leaders and members of the pack for their interest in local history and the opportunity to share the day with this wonderful group.

Membership Drive You are invited to become a member today! • Individual memberships are $15. • Family memberships are $20. • Senior membership (65 and over) are $10. • Student memberships are $5. To become a member, visit the Historical Society’s website at Also be sure to like the Historical Society on Facebook at

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Carroll Township Board of Supervisors held its annual organizational meeting and regular monthly meeting on January 7, 2019 announcing a list of officers that included a continuation of the current members of the board. The Board of Supervisors is as follows: Chairman – Thomas Rapp, Vice Chairman – James Harrison, Supervisor – Gary Lenzi, and Secretary-Treasurer – Sharon Cramer. The township solicitor will continue to be Herman Bigi, with a $2,400 retainer fee. Other offices include: Engineer – Widmer Engineering, Inc., Zoning Officer – Dennis Butler, Animal Control Officer – Kimberly A. Secreet, at a fee of $200/month, and Public Safety Director – Chief of Police Paul Brand. Additional announcements and board appointees include: All funds depositories – CFS Bank Zoning Hearing Board – Ray Colosimo, 3-year term and Dennis Chew, 3year term as alternate PA Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board – Martin DeLattre, 3year term Washington County Sewage Council – Dennis Butler and James Harrison General Authority Board – John Baldini, 5-year term Administrator of Pension Plans – Thomas Rapp (along with representative from each union) Delegates to State Conference – Solicitor Herman Bigi, Zoning Officer Dennis Butler, and Secretary Sharon Cramer Tri-Community Ambulance Board – Thomas Rapp and James Harrison Emergency Management Coordinator – Robert Greenlee (supervised by Gary Lenzi) Hospital Board – James Harrison Monongahela Chamber of Commerce – Gary Lenzi



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Local People News Actress-Comedienne April Brucker To Be Inducted Into Bethel Park High School Great Alumni Hall Of Fame Actress, comedienne and reality television personality April Brucker was inducted into the Bethel Park High School Great Alumni Hall of Fame on Friday, January 25, 2019, during the halftime of the Bethel Park Boys Varsity basketball game. The Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame was created in 2013 to recognize and honor Bethel Park High School alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduating from Bethel Park High School. April Brucker A member of the Class of 2003, Ms. Brucker has appeared on numerous television shows, including TLC’s “My Strange Addiction,” Travel Channel’s “The Layover with Anthony Bourdain” and ABC’s “What Would You Do?” As a comedienne, she has performed at comedy clubs from New York To Las Vegas. She is the author of “I Came, I Saw, I Sang — Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl” (ISBN 978-0-7414-7793-4). Ms. Brucker earned her BFA in Acting in 2007 from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is a 2019 candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She has been a volunteer advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, cervical cancer awareness, anti-bullying, domestic violence prevention and body positivity. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Ms. Brucker began her career appearing in high school musicals and hosting several television series on BPTV, the Bethel Park Public Access television channel. She was the editor of Vernissage, the Bethel Park High School literary magazine and was a youth columnist for The Almanac, a weekly community newspaper. Also to be inducted into the Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame are Barbara Feldon (Class of 1951), known for her iconic role of Agent 99 in the TV comedy, “Get Smart,” Debbie A. Kelly Ferlic (Class of 1976), James A. Gastgeb (Class of 1987), Timothy Moury (Class of 1980) and Michael Westhoff (Class of 1965).

Finleyville Boy Scout Attains Eagle Rank By Paul Chasko Boy scout Troop 1452 in Finleyville, PA held an Eagle Court of Honor to recognize Antonio Abraham Lucci who was elevated to the Eagle Scout rank – the highest rank attainable by Boy Scouts. The ceremony was held in the Finleyville Community Center. Antonio joined the Diane and Antonio Lucci Cub Scouts in 2005 earning the Arrow of Light. He then joined Boy Scout Troop 1452 sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville in March of 2011 and during his tenure he earned 32 Merit Badges before advancing to Eagle Rank and. He is the son of Diane and Mark Lucci. He lives with his mother in Finleyville, and is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville. Antonio is a 2018 graduate of Ringgold High School, where he graduated with High Honors. He participated on the Yearbook Staff, Science Olympiad Team, Club Environthon, Future is Mine Club, Foreign Language Club, Relay for Life, and Family and Consumer Science Club. He is currently employed part-time as a Sales Associate at Best Buy in Bethel Park. Antonio is also attending Point Park University in Pittsburgh, and is studying Cinema Arts.

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Cook Welcomes New Office Manager to Bentleyville District Office

Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is pictured with his Bentleyville district office team (from left) Lisa Zaucha, Megan Gruzs, Rachel Willson and Janet Myers.

Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) recently announced the hiring of Rachel Willson, who is now serving as the new office manager and outreach specialist at his Bentleyville district office. A life-long resident of the Mon Valley, Willson was most recently employed as the first Thrift Store Manager at the Greater Washington County Food Bank where she successfully raised more than $100,000 in proceeds benefiting the food bank in only six months. In addition, Willson has extensive professional administrative, public relations, marketing, sales, social media and management experience. “Rachel’s professional experience and her vast knowledge of our entire region will be a tremendous asset to my team and the citizens of Fayette and Washington counties,” said Cook. “The people of the 49th District should know that we are here to do everything we possibly can to meet and exceed your expectations both at home and in Harrisburg. Most importantly, we are here to listen and serve you.” The Bentleyville office is located at Big Jim Plaza LLC, 55 Gosai Drive, Suite 112, and can be reached by calling (724) 669-2242. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Available services include assisting District 49 residents with PennDOT paperwork, including driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals; information and applications for senior citizen benefit programs, including Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug programs; securing birth and death certificates (photo identification required); organizing tours of the State Capitol; copies of legislation; and many others. For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit and

Chrissie Cole Named Howard Hanna Simon Realty ‘Rookie of The Year’ Chrissie Cole was recently honored as “Rookie of The Year” at the Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Awards Ceremony held at Cedar Brook Golf Course. She started at Howard Hanna Simon, as a realtor, a little over a year ago. “I love helping people buy and sell real estate, it’s such a personal, important, and special sale or purchase,” said Cole. Cole lives in Monongahela, and is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations. Call Chrissie for your real estate needs at 724-929-9699, or on her cell at 412-260-1094

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Mon Valley Veteran Named VFW Public Affairs Officer A Mon Valley resident and life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin has been appointed VFW Department of Pennsylvania District 29 Public Affairs Officer by Commander William Roland. Michael P. Mauer, an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, was presented with a garrison cap signifying his new office during a VFW event Dec. 6 at the Southwestern Veterans’ Center in Pittsburgh. As the VFW District 29 PAO, he is responsible for communicating the VFW’s mission and activities in Allegheny County to the public via periodicals and social media. “In appointing Mike as our PAO, it is also in recognition for the work he has done over a great many years in helping the VFW get out the word about what all we do to help veterans, their families and our communities,” said Roland, a Kosovo Veterans Of Foreign Wars Campaign and Global War On Terrorism veteran. Pennsylvania District 29 “We have every bit of confidence in him that he’ll Public Affairs Officer be able to keep up this good work.” Michael P. Mauer Mauer has written scores of articles about the VFW over the last three decades. These stories have been printed in local, regional and state-wide publications. In 2016, Mauer won the grand award for best feature article in the VFW National Publications Contest. He has been a life member of the VFW since 1995. He has received citations for his work over the years with the VFW from both the Pennsylvania State Senate and the House of Representatives. An active free-lance writer for more than 35 years, Mauer won the Army’s highest journalism honor, the Keith L. Ware, in 1991. He was also awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf for his actions as a military reporter in Operation Desert Storm. He was appointed a VFW National Aide-De-Camp in 2006. In 2010, Mauer was inducted into the Southwestern Pennsylvania Veterans Hall of Fame. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from Point Park University in 1984. He also is a graduate of the United States military’s Defense Information School. Mauer is employed with the United States Veterans Administration. He has been married to his spouse, Marsey, for 33 years. They have two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.

Pictured is Chrissie Cole (center) with her ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award presented by Tom Simon,(at left) Owner/Broker of Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services, and David Bridge (right), Rookie of the Year last year.

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Business & Merchant News MVRCC MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: By George This month the Mon Valley Regional Chamber shines its spotlight on By George Restaurant. Established in 2015, By George, located at 1565 Grand Blvd. Monessen, PA serves up authentic homemade recipes which combine American, Greek and Italian flavors. By George is a family owned and operated business. George and Ronalyn Apodiakos take pride in creating a fabulous dining experience by providing delicious cuisine along with excellent service. With over two decades of experience the staff at By George is dedicated to giving you and your family quality food service in an intimate setting. They also offer an extensive catering menu to make any event a success. The Apodiakos’ have also taken on a new venture. By George is now the exclusive caterer in charge of St. Spyridon Hellenic Center in Monessen. Please stay tuned, By George owners, George because more exciting news will be and Ronalyn Apodiakos arising in By George’s very near future. For more information on By George or to see a complete menu log onto or visit them on Facebook. Don’t wait another minute, head to By George for a delicious meal that won’t disappoint.

SOUTH HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FEBRUARY EVENTS The South Hills Chamber of Commerce will be holding several events during the month of February. Registration and more information available at the website: • February 13 - Breakfast Networking Meeting at Crowne Plaza 8:00 am – 10:00 am • February 21 - Lunch Networking Meeting Primanti Brothers, Mt Lebanon 11:30 am – 1:30 pm • February 27 - South Hills Women of the Chamber lunch and learn Panera, South Park Shops, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Children’s Musical Theatre Builds Confidence The sounds of singing, acting, laughter and fun can be heard every Monday evening by Peter’s Township neighbors as children ages 5 through 12 rehearse with Alabaster Theatre’s Youth Division, honing performance skills and building confidence. “Many students come in the door shy and uncertain, but with a heartfelt desire to sing and dance,” says director, Mary McCormack, who holds a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University and over 20 years of professional musical theatre touring experience. “Confidence is key to unlocking the door to these kids’ Colina Montgomery, age 8, power house of creativity. The atmosof Peter's Township rehearsing phere in our classes is supportive. From for Alabaster Children's Neighborhood the first night of rehearsal, our students Theatre voice class. immediately find themselves on stage learning blocking and memorizing a production number.” Alabaster Theatre, a non profit company, brings musical theatre classes to neighborhoods so they are accessible but high quality. The lesson plans are designed to be age appropriate, teaching children correct vocal technique and staging fundamentals through “hands on learning.” Alabaster’s young voice lesson students go “on tour” to local assisted living facilities, including Vanadium Woods and Strabane Trails. This inter-generational aspect of Alabaster’s classes brings young and old together, benefitting all involved, while smiling parents look on. “My child normally has a hard time paying attention in class,” says one parent. “But she loves to sing and dance and has no trouble following directions and staying on task when she comes to Alabaster rehearsals.” McCormack, the director and founder of the program wanted to create a means to combat the bullying epidemic by helping students focus their energy on talent development, with goals, discipline and a high infusion of confidence. “Our musical theatre students are even required to make their bed while they are enrolled to instill organizational and self management skills,” says McCormack, who has recorded several albums and currently tours with Alabaster Theatre’s professional company. Alabaster Theatre’s Youth production of The Little Mermaid will run through March 11, 2019 and will take place in Peter’s Township at St. David’s Church at 905 E. McMurray Road. For further information, call Alabaster Theatre (724) 516-5189 or visit

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BETHEL PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS Additional information about the programs and events offered by the Bethel Park Chamber can be found at or calling 412-595-8361.

Bethel Park Chamber Hosts ‘Thirsty Thursday’ The Chamber is hosting its first ‘Thirsty Thursday’ on February 7, 2019 at Vilko Bistra at the Millennium Shops on Library Road, Bethel Park. The mixer will be from 5:00-7:00 PM. Bring your friends, network and enjoy the appetizers at Vilko Bistra. Enjoy the great atmosphere at one of our newest restaurants in Bethel Park. Visit our website or call to register.

Chamber Creates New Division for Home Based Businesses The Chamber is looking for Home-Based Businesses to join its new division. A special membership rate has been established for these Businesses. Get many of the advantages of the storefront business and develop resourceful partnerships. Small business classes are also available through the Business Institute in the Chamber to help your business. Meet others who share the commonalities of being a Home-Based Business. You will be featured in our special public relations segment and sections throughout the year. Get your own “Biz Tips” newsletter designed especially for you.

New Chamber Programs coming in 2019 Employers want to list your job openings? In March, the Bethel Park Chamber will be featuring an Employer/Employee “BEEP” (Business Employer/Employee Program) page on their website. Employers will be able to list their openings and people seeking employment can scan the listings. If you are interested in being a business participant, contact the Chamber for more information.

MVRCC to Hold ‘Chamber on Tap’ Mixer in Charleroi The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) will be holding ‘Chamber on Tap’ an after hours mixer on Thursday February 7, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This mixer event will be held at 4 Points Brewery, locate at 400 Washington Avenue in Charleroi. This is a FREE event, all are welcome to attend. Enjoy banter, business and beers, relax and mingle with the chamber in a laid back atmosphere. Members, come to network and market your business while meeting new people at an awesome venue. Non- members, stop in to see what the chamber is all about and what the chamber can do for you and your business. Half the take and giveaways!

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Get The Most Out Of Bridal Shows And Wedding Events Recently engaged couples may be excited to get a jump on wedding planning. Bridal shows can be a great way for couples to meet and familiarize themselves with local wedding professionals, all the while introducing themselves to the terminology of wedding planning. Though they’re a great source of information, contacts and samples, bridal shows also can be a bit overwhelming. Learning how to maximize time spent at shows can help couples plan their weddings as efficiently as possible. • Start small. If the idea of large crowds is unappealing, attend the more intimate, boutique shows that are often held at local reception halls and restaurants instead of the larger installations at convention centers and hotels. • Scout out vendors. Check the bridal show’s website for lists of exhibitors and see if your desired vendors are on the list. But even if they’re not, keep an open mind and use the show as a chance to compare offerings. If an event map is available, marking off must-visit booths can help save time. • Pre-register. Pre-registering for bridal events saves time at check-in, and doing so may make you eligible

for discounted tickets. • Come prepared. Chances are each vendor is going to ask couples for information so that they can follow up with a phone call or email with more detailed offerings and estimates. Couples attending the show can expediate the process by coming equipped with labels that feature their names, contact information and wedding date. They can then stick the labels on sign-in sheets or use them like business cards. • Dress comfortably. Bridal expos involve a lot of walking and roaming around. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Consider a backpack or hands-free bag so you are not weighed down when collecting the swag and other handouts throughout the day. • Ask questions. When face-to-face with vendors, rely on their expertise but don’t hesitate to ask questions concerning themes, colors, recommendations for honeymoon locations, invitation paper suggestions, and much more. • Stay for the fashion show. Many shows will offer a runway experience to present the latest gown and tuxedo offerings. This can be an entertaining way for couples to formulate their wedding styles.

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Helpful Hints When Planning Floral Arrangements When planning their weddings, couples may find themselves becoming experts on subjects they previously never gave much thought. Thanks to the cost of weddings, today’s couples must make each decision carefully, and that may result in hours of research and discussion. One of the big decisions couples must make when planning their weddings concerns their floral arrangements. The right floral arrangements won’t break the bank but will add substantial aesthetic appeal to ceremonies and receptions. It can be difficult for couples to achieve that balance of cost and look on their own, so the following are a few helpful hints for couples when choosing their wedding day floral arrangements. • Work with a florist you trust and like. All florists are not the same, so finding one you can trust and will enjoy working with can make all the difference. Many couples have little or no experience with floral arrangements prior to planning their weddings, so it can calm couples’ nerves to work with someone they trust in such situations. Florists with significant wedding experience will no doubt make a host of recommendations based on couples’ budgets and preferences, so couples might be more inclined to listen to that advice if they are working with someone they trust. Ask relatives, friends or coworkers if they can recommend any florists whose wedding work they are familiar with. • Choose in-season or native flowers. Couples working with tight budgets may want to choose in-season flowers or those native to the area where they will be tying the knot. In-season and native flowers won’t need to be ordered or shipped in from afar, which can be costly. In-season and native flowers tend to be more abundant as well, and the greater their availability the less couples are likely to pay for them. • Repurpose floral arrangements. Another way to save on floral arrangements is to repurpose flowers throughout the day. Once bridesmaids no longer need their bouquets, use them to decorate gift tables or cocktail areas. Floral arrangements on display during the ceremony can be removed once you have both said ‘I do’ and moved into the reception area where they can be enjoyed through the night. Go over any repurposing you plan to do with your reception hall manager prior to your wedding day so he knows where and when to move the arrangements. • Go big. Some flowers simply bloom larger than others, and choosing such flowers may help you save money since you won’t need to buy as many flowers as you would if you were to go with smaller blooms. Once you find a florist to work with, discuss your options with regard to doing more with less. Many florists embrace the challenge to be creative within a budget, so you might just be surprised and impressed by what they come up with. Floral arrangements can set the mood for a wedding ceremony and reception, and even couples with little or no experience choosing arrangements can end up with stunning displays.

Did you know? The per person average couples spend on guests at their weddings has risen considerably since 2009, as more and more couples seek to provide unique guest experiences. According to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, which surveyed nearly 13,000 U.S.-based brides and grooms who tied the knot in 2017, per-guest spending increased from $194 in 2009 to $268 in 2017. Some of that increase can be traced to couples wanting to provide memorable experiences, including customized entertainment, for their guests. Among the couples surveyed, 69 percent paid for photo booths for their guests, while 24 percent provided sparklers. Twenty-two percent of couples included selfie stations or video booths in the festivities, while 19 percent provided games for guests during their receptions. The 2017 Real Weddings Study also found that customized entertainment options such as fireworks, cigar rolling stations, wine and liquor tastings, and magicians were more popular in 2017 than in 2009.

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FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS AT THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The West Newton Center for Active Adults located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for a $2 donation (age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under age 60). Reservations for lunch must be made a week in advance. We have a full beauty shop on the premises Wednesday thru Friday. Call 724872-4976 and ask for Judy to make a hair appointment. Daily card playing, pool, wii bowling, and Tuesday Bible study at 9:30 am, are just some of our activities. In addition, each Wednesday at 12:30 pm there are 20 games of nickel a card BINGO. We also have Free Tai Chi on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Starting January 29 for 10 weeks. Walking the Center Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Every Saturday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am Zumba with Gyda - Cost $6. Is your group looking for a place to play cards, bible study or any other group activity? We have plenty of space and over 60 is only a donation for lunch. Call to bring your group Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. For more Center information, call 724-872-4976 and ask for Paul or Lisa, or give us your email address to receive our monthly publication of our events. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: February 1 – Jewelry Making Class 10:30 – 11:30am February 8 – Senior Life 11:30am Blood Pressures and Healthy Snacks February 11 – Justin Walsh’s office will be doing Rent Rebates 10am – 2pm February 11 – Ceramics with Johnna 12:30pm February 11 – Lunch and a Bus Trip to Nemacolin 11:30am February 12 – Lunch and a Show Featuring the Belair’s of Pittsburgh 11:30am Cost $5.00 and Lunch Donation February 15 – Birthday Party Celebrating February’s Birthday’s 11am February 18 – Closed President’s Day February 21 – Coffee and Canvas Cost $20.00 6pm-8pm February 26 – Grocery Bingo 1pm Cost $4.00 February 28 – Lunch and a Bus Trip 11:30am

Upcoming 2019 Trips Wed. March 20th – Meadows Casino - Departing at 10 am from the Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot and 5:45am at the Park and Ride in Belle Vernon, arriving at the Meadows Casino and Race Track around 11am and departing for home at 5pm. Cost $25 and you receive $20 in free play and $5 for food. Sat. April 27th – Discover Cleveland – Departing at 5:30am from the Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot and 5:45am at the Park and Ride in Belle Vernon, we will take a Trolley Tour of Cleveland Ohio, eat lunch at Sokolowski’s University Inn, then off to West Side Market were there is over 100 vendors to shop from, a ice cream cone at Mitchell’s Cream and we will end our day at Breezewood Gardens. Cost $120.

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Seniors for Safe Driving Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roadways. Upcoming Classes in the South Hills: March 6, 9:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m., Paramount Senior Living, Bethel Park, PA March 20, 12:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 p.m., Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 April 6, 9:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m., Baptist Homes, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 April 17, 12:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 p.m., Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 To register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245. To register online, visit

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YOUR HEALTH Donations and Contributions Needed For Fundraising Event to Fight Colon Cancer

Rediscover the Knee with MVH On Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., orthopedic surgeon, Allan Tissenbaum, M.D., will present a talk, “Rediscovering the Knee,” in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Dr. Tissenbaum will discuss common treatments with knee problems, including knee replacement surgery. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, visit or call 724Allan Tissenbaum, M.D. 258-1333. The talk is part of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s ‘Innovations in Medicine’ series that features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community.


2nd Annual ‘Save Our Butts’ Event in Elizabeth, April 27 Donations, Contributions and gifts are needed for an upcoming auction to support The Colon Cancer Coalition and the immunotherapy research of Dr. David Bartlett at UPMC Hillman. Donations will be used as a part of our silent auction and upcoming fundraiser at the 2nd annual ‘Save Our Butts’ fundraiser to be held at the Elizabeth Fire Hall on April 27, 2019. Last year we raised over $50,000 and this year we are aiming to double our goal and raise $100,000! Colorectal cancer is on the rise in young, otherwise healthy, individuals. If caught early it is curable, but unfortunately it is often caught too late. There isn’t enough awareness or money for research, and we want to change that. Let’s put our resources together and eradicate this disease from the face of the earth. The Colon Cancer Coalition is dedicated to increasing screening for colon cancer. Their mission is to talk to as many people as possible, including young adults, educating about the risk factors, genetic precursors, and symptoms of CRC and to demand a Colonoscopy when it is appropriate for them. The Colon Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit organization with federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Their tax ID number is 30-0377727. Donations can be mailed directly to Dr. James Huber at the address below, or they can be picked up locally. You can promise your donation and provide details at For additional information, please call Dr James Huber at 412-359-9144. Donations and gifts can also be mailed to: Dr. James Huber, 4016 Castor Lane, Finleyville, PA 15332

SWPA Nurses Club to Meet February 19

Wednesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 am on February 19, 2019 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park, Pa. Speakers will be from the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation. Their topic is "Melanoma." All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Carol at (412) 287-1195 for more information.


eet Surgeon Hiram Gonzalez, M.D. at our free information sessions to learn how weight loss surgery can help those struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH offers three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery through our Weight Control and Wellness Program.


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Reservations required, 724-258-1333 MM/AB-MVM/1-19

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL FEBRUARY EVENTS February Events and Programs Offered at Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 and 6, 13, 20 — Managing Your Diabetes Tuesdays 9 – 11 a.m. and Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Wednesday, February 6 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333. Monday, February 11 and 25 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-678-3601. Tuesday, February 12 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is

designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Wednesday, February 13 — Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program 6 p.m., ECC. The prostate cancer screening and education program is free. At the screening, men will be offered a digital rectal exam (DRE), the standard test for prostate cancer; a hemocult test and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. The screening and education program will be conducted by staff from the MVH Medical Staff and Regional Cancer Center. For more information and to register, call 724-258-1333. Thursday, February 14 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Friday, February 15 — MVH Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724-2581282 or visit Tuesday, February 19 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This course is

designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. Tuesday, February 19 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 4 – 8 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-2581333.

Thursday, February 21 — Ostomy Support Group 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. Tuesday, February 26 — Innovations in Medicine: “Rediscovering the Knee” 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about Rediscovering the Knee. Allan Tissenbaum, M.D., will discuss new advancements, symptoms and treatments of the knee. To register, call 724258-1333.

Learn to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program Classes start Monday, March 18 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital 1163 Country Club Road Monongahela, PA 15063 The program meets every Monday beginning March 18 to August 5. Monthly Support Groups will begin in September. Currently, the program is free of charge.

Advance registration is required by calling Karen Pritts at 724-258-1483. MM/AB-MVM/12-18

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SPORTS Cornhole Tournament at Washington County Fairgrounds Feb. 23

7th Annual Men’s Sportsman’s Banquet in North Charleroi

A double elimination Cornhole Tournament will be held on February 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Washington County Fairgrounds. $50 entry fee per team and the winning team gets $1,000. There will be food and drinks available for purchase along with side raffles, Chinese auctions and more. Also, this is a BYOB event. Tournament proceeds Bentworth Youth Girls Softball and the Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club. Contact Terry Wise at 724-678-0564. Mail team name and entry fee to: P.O. Box 480, Cokeburg, PA 15324

Men’s Ministry, ‘Bucks and Ducks’, is holding their 7th Annual Men’s Sportsman’s Banquet on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The banquet will take place at Calvary Bible Church, located at 990 4th St. Ext., in North Charleroi. Attendees will enjoy games, prizes, a wild game dinner, and White-tail Seminars by the guest speaker Steve Rockey. Steve Rockey is a professional outdoorsman, hunting extensively in both the US and Canada. He is a Master Sportsman and pro-staffer for numerous companies. He is also an author whose articles have appeared in such publications as North American WHITETAIL, Big Buck Magazine, Whitetail Fanatic Magazine, New York Game & Fish, Rub-lines, etc. He travels extensively giving seminars at sportsmen events. Steve also has pastored growing, gospel preaching churches for 22 years. He has an Associates and Bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College and has seen God bring thousands to Christ through his traveling ministry. He is Founder and President of Books and DVDs by Steve will be available for purchase at the Banquet. Steve will also be speaking on Sunday, February 24th at the 10:00 AM Worship Service. Everyone is invited to attend. All men are invited to attend, however, reservations are required. Doors open and games begin at 4:30 PM. The program starts at 5:15 PM followed by the Wild Game Dinner at 6:00 PM and the Key Note Session at 7:15 PM. There is a $10 admission fee at the door (young men 12-16 are free). To make reservations, please call the church office at 724-483-6108 or e-mail

Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club Announces 2019 Meetings The Ellsworth Sportsmen’s Club has announced their meeting dates for 2019. Trap range is open at 6:30 PM on Fridays and the club and kitchen is open. Public is welcome. Cost is $4 per round; shells available for purchase. Visit for more information, or call 724-945-5275. 2019 Meeting Dates: (All meetings are at 7:00 PM) February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10.


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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!


February CRAFTHOUSE STAGE & GRILL/ LEGACY LANES 412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd, Pittsburgh 1 – No Bad Ju Ju 2 – Black Sabbath Lives 5 – Bar Bingo 6 – Jaret Reddick (of Bowling for Soup) 8 – The Hillbilly Way 9 – Steeltown 12 – Hinder 14 – Drivin N Cryin 15 – Pitt Floyd 16 – Totally 80s 17 – Marty Friedman 19 – Bar Bingo 20 – Dueling Pianos (feat. The performers of Sing Sing) 22 – Strutter 23 – E 5 C 4 P 3 – Escape – The Journey Tribute 26 – Bar Bingo 27 - Dueling Pianos (feat. The performers of Sing Sing) 28 – Adam Calhhoun & Demun Jones



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DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays - Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 -2 E&E CLUB 412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave, South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 1 – Regular Joes 9:30pm 8 – Todd Jones 9pm 15 – Texas Tex and Friends 9pm 22 – The BoHog Brothers 24 – Gary Antol 3-6pm 28 – Rare Disease Day Fundraiser THE HUNTING LODGE 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave, Finleyville Fridays – Free Juke Box 8-close Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8-close

THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 1 – TBA 8 – TBA 13 – Men of Magic Mike Las Vegas Tribute Tour 7pm 15 – Radio Tokyo 8:30pm 22 – No Bad Ju Ju 8:30pm Thursdays – Karaoke Night w/ Upbeat Entertainment Saturdays – DJ Tim – Top 40’s Music and videos R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 9 – Scheer Element 9:30pm 16 – The Gum Band 9:30pm Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam w/ special guest 8pm Wednesdays – Hump Day Band Open Stage w/ Craig King Hosting 8:30pm Thursdays – Comedy Open Mic Night 7:30pm

RIVER HOUSE CAFÉ 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi 9 – Grables & Reeves 9:30pm 14 – Valentine’s specials 23 – Jakobs Ferry Stragglers 9:30pm ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Fridays – Live music Saturdays – Karaoke VALLEY HOTEL 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd, Jefferson Boro Fridays – Open Stage Night all musicians welcome

ATTENTION: LOCAL BARS, RESTAURANTS & NIGHTCLUBS If you would like to be included in the “PUMP UP THE VOLUME” section to promote and list your bands, please send us your list of performances each month. There is no fee for this listing Fax: 412-249-8177 or e-mail:

MON RIVER ARTS OFFERING VOICE CLASSES, CALL FOR AUDITIONS Mon River Arts is offering a 6-week voice class for kids, and holding auditions for an upcoming musical. For additional information, please call Mon River Arts at 412-405-8425 or visit the website or Facebook at Mon River Arts. Voice Classes for Kids For Ages 7-14 Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, at Mon River Arts Rehearsal Studio located at 206 Plum Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Six weeks starting Feb. 6 through March 13. $100 Tuition Auditions for ‘Gypsy the Musical’ Adults and children ages 10 -16. Tues. Feb. 26 and Thurs, Feb. 28 from 6:00 - 8:30pm at the Mon River Arts Rehearsal Studio, 206 Plum Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. No appointment necessary. Show dates are May 3-5 and 10-12.

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Group Activities at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. • Friday Night Praise will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 1st. • Small Groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM, location to be decided so please contact the church at 724-258-7054 for more information. • The Youth Group will meet every other Sunday at 7:00 PM at the church (2/10 & 2/24). • The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 PM on the second Thursday (February 14th) with a prayer blanket making night at 6:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday (postponed for February). • If you are looking for hands-on ways to be in ministry come join our Card Ministry team which meets first Tuesday at 6:30 PM (February 5th), help with Sewing Projects for Missions,

or get involved in the Community Food Bank ministry (February 21st). For more information on these and other ministry opportunities, contact the church office at 724-258-7054. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome!

Southern Gospel Group to Perform at Hallelujah Church in Charleroi On Saturday March 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm, The Hallelujah Church will be hosting the Southern Gospel group ‘Crimson Stream’. This will be a free spirit filled event open to all throughout the valley. The Hallelujah Church is a new nondenominational church that has opened at 411 Fallowfield Ave, in Charleroi. Sunday worship services start at 11:00 am,, and all are welcome to join us for an open Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. For more information call us at 724 483-GOD1.

South Hills Assembly of God Church Upcoming Programs and Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, located at 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for February. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit Life Recovery Confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, open meeting, 7:00 pm Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 pm then separates into their own small group. Grief Share Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in your life. Led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets

Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm through March 28, -or- Fridays from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon through March 29. You will learn what is really normal when you are grieving, how to take the time you need to grieve your loss, and that there is hope for the future in this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time. The Alpha Course Meets 6:00 - 9:30 pm on Fridays. A free dinner is provided, with DVD teaching and small group discussion to introduce the basics of Christianity. Alpha is for everyone, especially those investigating Christianity, newcomers to the church, new Christians and those who want to learn more. Meet people, have fun and learn a lot! Visit our website to register.

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This month’s RealSTATs transactions for the following communities can be found on our website:

• Bentleyville • Brentwood • Carroll Twp • Clairton • Dunlevy• Elizabeth Borough • Elizabeth Township • Fallowfield • Forward Twp • New Eagle • North Charleroi • Speers • Union Twp • West Elizabeth • Whitehall

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BALDWIN BOROUGH James Radcliffe Jr. Tyler Deah James Barrett Christopher Kennedy Robert Eisengart Jr. Ragheed and Noor Al Imam Salvatore Sunseri Jr. Sunseri Pizza Realty LLC Ronald Bulick Faiq Arshad Farooqi (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $135,546) by sheriff’s deed. Midatlantic Modern Homes LLC Daniel and Erica Joanne Mahoney Janet Torregrosso Stephanie and Robert Eisel Edward Ralph Helbig Jr. Danielle Broniman Rohit Dutta Gurwinder Singh Mae Capalit Raquel Kevin Askew Estate of Edward Barna Richard Revo trustee John Sommer Stephen and Helena Wagner Emily J Blazier Schwartzmeier Donald Brown Kenneth Salmen III et al. Kristy Slavicek Raymond Lorenzi et al. Kevin and Fay Boland Central Penn Capital Management LLC Madison Smith and Jayson Oelschlager Estate of Patricia Jean Murphy Deepak Thatal and Laxmi Darjee Gopal Pokwal Damberi and Ghanashyam Regmi Bank America NA Brandon Enos Estate of David Burkhart Sahara Property Management LLC AGLK Property Solutions LLC Keiran DJ and Orrkeen Lindsay William Joback et al. Dollar Bank Marc Stasiowski Brandon Apparicio William Kimmell Nicholas Powell and Amanda Sheller Eileen Piper Kuehn Jordan Incerpi Mary Ann Toth James Radcliffe Christopher Bradley et al. Norman Mahfood et al. and Joan Mahfood Grace Yarkosky Damien Ozoskey Irena Milicevic Thomas Cik and Par Zing Brian Geyer Collin Patrick Lucas

3019 Hazelhurst Ave. 205 Joseph St. 341 Macassar Drive 1247 Michael Drive 1600 Michael Drive 102A Private Road 3466 Bench Drive 154 Cedarcove St. 607 Charlotte Drive Custer Ave. 1612 Elderslee Road 5175 Lombardi Drive 120 Lorraine Drive 3637 Oakleaf Road 1533 Prospect Road 3679 Churchview Avenue Ext. 1126 Cloverfield Drive 5266 Curry Road 59 Hartle Lane 705 Tyler Drive 3307 Vernon Ave. 5212 Blossom Road Hartl Lane 2968 Ruthwood Ave. 321 Ruthwood Ave.

$159,000. $160,000. $82,000. $310,000. $210,000. $42,500. $140,000. $130,000. $156,000. $28,500. $101,000. $146,020. $205,000. $76,000. $3,477 by sheriff’s deed. $145,900. $1,895 by sheriff’s deed. $134,000. $255,000. $120,000. $145,000. $137,500. $12,000. $109,500. $142,900.

BETHEL PARK Martha Jeane Young Robert Pilardi Stephen Todorovich Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Paulette Beehler Theodore Wingertsahn

1004 Berrington Court 6332 Churchill Road 86 Fort Couch Road 1640 Holly Hill Drive 134 Meadowbrook Drive 2806 Pine St.

$149,900. $160,500. $530,000. $371,590. $6,598 by sheriff’s deed. $144,900.

David Ollett Julie Ann Sayer 86 Fort Couch LLC Jason and Allison Guinan US Bank NA trustee Patricia Sabo

795 Becks Run Road 5227 Blossom Road 2846 Castleview Drive 2805 Custer Ave. 4540 Gardenville Road

$86,750. $149,000. $205,000. $150,000. $60,000

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E. Jeanne Schmitt Robert Siyufy III Aaron Lee Marchand Kenneth Vollmer Rolling Lambert Building Co. Estate of Elizabeth Hamilton Ashley Thomas et al. Deborah Gray Jan Lynn Morabito Toci Timothy Nelis Kevin Williams John Popovich Lucille Price Robert Boyle Elmer Smith

4656 Prescot LLC 4656 Prescott Drive $95,000. Kelli Gee and John Kiger 3142 South Park Road $132,000. Francis deVenecia 5529 Steeplechase Court $375,000. Kimberly Good 3516 Ashland Drive $250,000. Rose Ann Hagerty 2009 Cool Springs Drive $269,900. Christopher and Sarah Rooney 6174 Dalmation Drive $205,000. Samantha Mackin and Stephen Patrick Mackin Jr. 3017 Greenwald Road $198,900. Louis Armstrong 4730 Hilltop Lane $190,600. Ralph Green Jr. and Karen Green 3201 Lenox Drive $109,500. Nicole Hickton 6065 Library Road $215,000. Michael Sokolowski 206 Manor Court $166,000. Richard Weiss 107 Old Village Lane $144,900. Chad and Jessica Young 5711 Scenic View Drive $236,000. Kristen Marie and Stephen Patrick Sobkiewicz 29 Seneca Road $234,000. Tuff Properties LLC 5852 Wilson Drive $60,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $132,354) by sheriff’s deed. Elizabeth Seifert et al. Matthew and Laura Hanchar 507 Diablo Drive $196,000. William Layman Bryanne and Matthew Johnson 1065 Grandview Farms Drive $589,900. Virginia Walter Alexander and Alexandra Prunchak 5008 Highland Ave. $211,000. Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Thomas Hazen and Shawna Cisko 1632 Holly HIll Drive $360,000. Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC John and Stephanie Lorenzi 1636 Holly Hill Drive $337,810. Daniel Flaherty et al. Jason and Lindsay Hanzel 5995 Kings School Road $327,000. Briwood Inc. B & C Investment Group LLC 408 Linwood Drive $14,000. Marcia Carson Katherine Kirik 5054 Sherwood Road $171,400. Kristy Slavicek Timothy and Sara Nelis 2608 Summit St. $258,000. Rolling Lambert Building Co. Ramon and Theresa Simoni 2007 Cool Springs Drive $285,895. Dione Cahillane trustee Donald and Ann Wood 586 Galway Drive $225,000. Mary Ann Paulat trustee et al. Lois Falcone 4772 Hilltop Lane $103,500. Larry Marks Richard and Lacey Nicole Kesich 141 Iron Run Road $250,000. Jerome Paulick et al. Laura Counihan 4735 Library Road $133,000. Samuel Rago DAFNSH Investments LLC 5382 Library Road $87,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $196,422) by sheriff’s deed.

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401 Sixth St. 1007 Lookout Ave. 4 Round St. 306 Shady Ave. 307 Woodland Ave. 1208 Lower Meadow Ave. 923 Meadow Ave. 234 Third St.

$32,000. $27,000. $82,000. $60,000. $12,800. $20,000. $5,900. $47,000.

DONORA Kenneth Adams Robert Menzler Estate of Miriam Uhriniak 1st Choice Home Improvements LLC Robert Brownlee Delores Coppi

Alan and Melissa Pero Kate Cheman Frank Keffer Parlay Properties LLC Travis Zagata Leah C and C Inc.

440 McCrea Ave. 701 Thompson Ave. 626 Walnut St. 116 Tenth St. 404 Eighth St. 431 Eighth St.

$40,000. $87,500. $10,000. $150,000. $40,000. $25,000.

FINLEYVILLE Daniel Mulkern

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JEFFERSON HILLS Claudia Volk Rose Mary Lawrence NVR Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Steven Dworetzky

Sean Naugle and Travon Fuller Constance Russman Derek Obringer and Stephanie Hollis Daniel and Michelle Haeck Tyrone and Nicole Heasley

3772 Second Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $25,000). Aber Drive 1059 Dale Road 377 Greene Drive 425 Labrador Lane 3053 Shady Timber Lane

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$1 $13,000. $220,000. $284,240. $486,980. $355,000.

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William Heagy William Dundas Estate of John Jmes George Environmentally Sound Ent LLC Marino Cantoni Magnolia Anderson et al. Andrew Barilla Environmentaly Sound Ent LLC Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Nathan Depierre

Tulshi and Hari Bhattarai Janice and Samuel Shamber Jeremy Derr NVR Inc. Jennifer Orr RHO Enterprises LLC Phillip and Ann Blose NVR Inc. Tair Rustamov Paul and Kimberly Callaghan Michael Edward and Jade Nicole Mills Bryan Adam and Sarah Elizabeth Englert Timothy McElhone

311 Stilley Road 616 Gill Hall Road 1157 Loyal Drive Washington Drive 1336 Third St. 1635 Collins Ave. 1313 Hornbake Drive Washington Drive 338 Hunters Field Circle 339 Hunters Field Circle 418 Labrador Lane 431 Labrador Lane 637 Setter Lane

$240,100. $150,000. $130,000. $60,000. $113,000. $32,000. $221,020. $60,000. $317,123. $399,170. $350,430. $321,005. $379,900.

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MONESSEN Ronald Taylor Bank New York Mellon Barbara Troilo et al. Estate of Richard Davis Florence Stimak Ty Reppert Housing & Urban Development Edna Ongaco Germaine Zubritsky Biksey trustee Hawk Vesta 3 LLC

J&R Real Estate Holdings LLC Tara Temak Anthony Smith and Vicky Jones Estreet Properties LLC William and Brian Bercik Robin Boni Jocelyn and Lori Klett Andre Lemont Smith Kathy Luci Hawk Vesta LLC

Joseph Bertini

Kaleem Robinson

Barry Greene trustee George Howarth Jr.

Justin Wisyanski Justin Schake and Ashley Yoder

MONONGAHELA Richard Wyne Paul Spara Jeannene Affinito Richard Bucchianeri Barbara O’Brien

William Philip and Julie Farthing Dean and Jacqueline Ingram Steico Inc. Walnut Ben Properties LLC Bryan and Gayle Gravatt

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Town and Country Garden Club Hosts ‘The Anthology of Flowers’ Presentation

22 McKee Ave. $26,000. 6 Monessen Blvd. $18,200. 39 Knox Ave. $10,000. 1022 Leeds Ave. $12,900. 461 McKee Ave. $3,200. 12 Monessen Blvd. $89,900. 34 Pennsylvania Blvd. $75,100. 617 Chestnut St. $1,500. 1151 Dennis Ave. $48,000. 6 Linden Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $55,661). 1608 Maple Ave. $3,683 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $45,423) by sheriff’s deed. 68 Pennsylvania Blvd. $63,000. 1118 Alexander Ave. $82,000.

503 E. Main St. 708 Yohe St. 131-135 E. Main St. 576 Park Way 300 Second Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $28,665). Barbara O’Brien and Angelita Simbillo Winbush 304 Second Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $17,063). John Brice 320 Second Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $72,450).

$100,000. $53,200. $155,000. $46,500. $1 $1 $5,250

Norma Kline presented the program "The Anthology of Flowers" at a recent garden club meeting at Hewitt Presbyterian Church in Rice’s Landing. Kline hand painted 30 different flowers, then explained which of the seven categories each flower belonged: folkloric, medicinal, emotional, edible, wild, exotic, and toxic. Kline is a longtime member of Town and Country Garden Club.

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According to the State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, nearly half of all renters are paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing. The report also noted that, between 1990 and 2016, national median rent rose 20 percent faster than overall inflation. That’s likely one reason why many people within the United States are leaving behind states that have traditionally been associated with high costs of living. An analysis of data from found that many Americans are leaving states with high costs of living, high taxes and lagging job (Continued on following page)




NORTH BELLE VERNON Shelby Ferguson II Clemi S Rich Daniels

CDP Realty LLC Robyn and Joshua Neidhardt

923 Broad Ave. 382 Jones St.

$210,000. $87,400.

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Gregory Douglas Leist Arthur Hawkins Jr. et al. Ruth O’Black estate et al. David Long

John and Susana Rozzo Justin Chechuck Nottingham Reservation LLC David and Cathy Johnson

26 Yohe St. 66 Blair Road 207 Munntown Road 51 Valley View Road

$60,000. $145,000. $320,000. $415,000.

Norman and Rebecca Yeargers Rex Cole Jr. and Diana Cole Glenn and Carol Keeling

100 Boxwood Court 1056 Elizabeth Drive 226 Maid Marion Lane

$309,900. $280,800.

Gary and Patiricia McKee Jon Jeffrey Kosor Richard and Emily LaPradd Craig Lessler Lea Lupkin and Quinn Maynard

329 Maid Marion Lane 403 Rockledge Drive 128 Stratford Drive 894 Venetia Road 170 Ammons Drive

$476,188. $583,000. $435,000. $53,000.

HPA US1 LLC Harry and Danyel Stafford Steven Udodow et al. and Nancy Udodow Justin and Allison Pezzella Kristopher Anderson and Caitlin McKelvey Fiorentino and Concetta Moscatiello American Escrow & Closing Co. James Thomas and Tammi Watson Moore

119 Castlebrooke Drive 180 E. Highland Drive 191 Kimber Drive 236 Marion Drive Wilhaven Road 938 Bebout Road 709 Crosswinds Drive 709 Crosswinds Drive

$335,000. $328,000. $217,000. $265,000. $75,000. $290,000. $395,000. $395,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP George Michael Tiani Greogry Holsinger Crossings Development LLC $520,046. Crossings Development LLC Linda Taylor John Balog Joseph Podolinsky Basic Building Interiors Inc. $320,000. Robert Slavonic Phillip Sofis Estate of Dolores Fickulak Stephen Bennington Richard Thomas Michael Sokolowski Karen Chin American Escrow & Closing Co.

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Ella May Wetzel Crossings Development LLC Crossings Development LLC Albert Mangold Susan Hill Kristi Jo Mastrangelo Elmer George McClure John Li David Johnson Daniel Zajel Estate of Jacqueline Kirich Joyce Darkoch Sutcliffe Andrea Passman PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Genevieve Stoops Nicholas Sherman Phyllis Bartek Vini Corp. Joshua Tofil Margaret Hosfield Estate of Loretta McCarroll Julianne Milto Barbara Jonas estate et al. Michael Reed

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Nicole and Joel Land Robert and Margaret Gioella William and Robin Hicks Steven and Maureen Szymkiewicz Erin McDonough and Ryan Bogos Alyssa and Erik Snider James Bowler and Cheryl Lee Richard Palmer et al. and Denise Palmer Pravin and Rekha Monpara David and Alicia Delallo Jeffrey Louis and Jayme Lynn Tollett James Treher Jr. and Carol Treher Jennifer and Kristin Devine


547 E. McMurray Road 233 Maid Marion Lane 236 Maid Marion Lane 585 McCombs Road 246 Tepee Road 201 Walnut Drive 207 Bebout Road 311 Bunker Hill Drive 179 Johnston Road 201 Old Oak Drive 305 Squire Lane 200 Victoria Lane 319 Village Green Drive

$199,000. $747,010. $467,780. $440,000. $401,000. $455,000. $180,000. $505,000. $3,000,000. $65,000. $320,000. $410,000. $390,000.

Michael and Kathleen Hansell 147 Broadway Drive $130,000. Megan and Michael Thomas 253 Broadway Drive $169,900. Andrew Herrman 110 Tel Star Drive $229,900. GLS Minimart Inc. 104 Clairton Blvd. $665,000. Cody Joseph DeCarlo and Leah Elizabeth Liberi 334 Caryl Drive $200,000. Doug and Greg Sudor 158 Old Clairton Road $60,000. Ashley Roberts and Sean Malley 123 Tel Star Drive $205,000. Walls Garage LLC 230 Broadway Drive $16,953 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $102,828) by sheriff’s deed. Brian Wilkesmore II and Kylee Grata 134 Picture Drive $352,000. Danielle and Paul Joseph Baran 161 Robinson Drive $410,000.

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Roger and Deborah Gestner 392 Rehoboth Road $549,900. Meagan Perry 420 Rostraver Road $125,000. Daniel Matthew and Elizabeth Ann Bosnic 275 Stump Drive $309,900. James Daniel Nese 1020 Collinsburg Road $130,000. Matthew Dunleavy 169 McClain Road $32,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $113,773) by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Diann Bryner 6261 Overlook Lane $274,900. Donald Ballein 697 Route 906 $58,928 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Maronda Homes Inc. 278 Stump Drive $54,000. Laurence Bujdos Lutz Run Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $13,506). John and Mary Ann LaCarte 402 Lutz Run Road $34,700. Ashley Marie Weaver 112 Price St. $88,000. Zachary and Nicole Carson 1259 Willowbrook Road $204,000. Orbelina Morales 1430 Amelia Ave. Matthew Kirsch 1000 Cochran Mill Road Michael Staudt 1637 Cordwell Drive McCauley Properties LLC 2902 Highland Ave. Purlieu LLC 2811 Kathy St. John and Regina Patrick 5433 N. Broad St. Damian Goralski 3001 Ridge Road Gary Raymond and William Jones Jr. 1402 Villa Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $94,620) by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Michael Camesi and Lloyd W Laird Kathy St.

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GASTROENTEROLOGY Q: I suffer from acid reflux and I have heard many bad things about the treatment options. What should I do?

A: Upwards of 26% of the population in the U.S. suffer from weekly acid reflux symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, regurgitation of gastric contents, difficulty swallowing, nausea, chest pain, cough, hoarseness and the sensation of a lump in the throat. Because of the prevalence of acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the Dr. Mark Cedar majority of patients usually end up on medications such as Pittsburgh Gastroenterology antacids like Tums or stronger meds like Ranitidine (Zantac) or Associates Omeprazole (Prilosec). These popular medications have generated many eye-catching headlines over the past several years and I will discuss this below. But first, we should understand the dangers of having uncontrolled acid reflux. Barrett’s esophagus is a chronic condition that I diagnose very commonly in patients with acid reflux. This occurs when the lining of the esophagus is replaced with specialized pre-cancerous cells, commonly in the lower third of the esophagus. Barrett’s occurs in 0.9 – 20 % of patients who suffer from GERD and typically does not produce any symptoms and is only discovered when a patient undergoes an upper endoscopy (EGD). An EGD is a 5-minute long painless exam performed by a Gastroenterologist where a thin flexible lighted scope is inserted over the tongue into the esophagus, stomach and upper intestine. Barrett’s can be seen in patients of any age, gender or race but is twice as common in Caucasian men with an average age of 55 years. Smoking, obesity and excessive alcohol use also increase the risk. I often find this disease in patients as young as their late teens or early twenties. The major concern in chronic reflux patients and Barrett’s is the potential for progression to esophageal cancer. Between 0.2 – 2% of patients per year with Barrett’s will develop cancer of the esophagus, known as adenocarcinoma. Typically, we recommend patients undergo EGD if they suffer from regular acid reflux symptoms, especially if they require medications to control these symptoms, and in any patients who have had even occasional reflux for 5 years or longer. Once a patient is diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus we educate them on following strict “anti-reflux precautions” which includes weight loss, limiting caffeine and alcohol, avoiding nicotine and late-evening snacking. All patients are started on a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) such as Omeprazole and undergo surveillance endoscopies with biopsies every one to three years. Occasionally, we find more advanced cells on biopsy known as dysplasia and this is treated with an endoscopic procedure called Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). We do RFA in an outpatient setting during a regular EGD and is a drastic improvement over the past 15 years when prior to that the patient sometimes had to undergo surgical removal of the involved esophagus. The biggest danger of PPI therapy is their availability over the counter. Although convenient, they are often used inappropriately without seeking consultation with a physician. I end up stopping these meds nearly as often as I start them. My big concern in patients who have required long-term PPI therapy is they may be covering up symptoms of damage to the esophagus such as Barrett’s or cancer. In the past several years, concerns have been raised about side effects from chronic use of PPI medications such as dementia, osteoporosis, heart disease, vitamin and mineral malabsorption, kidney disease and interactions with other meds. All patients on PPI meds should discuss these potential side effects with their primary care physician or Gastroenterologist.


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School News...School News Mount Vernon Elementary Gets Ready for the Future By Michelle Taylor On Friday January 11, Mount Vernon Elementary School had a future day. The teachers asked their students to dress like something they wanted to be when they grow up. This was the first year the school decided to do this and for many, they know what their future holds for them. "I always loved to play teacher when I was younger,” said Andrea Solomon, one of the third grade teachers. “Although I had many different ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up, being a teacher was the one I always came back to."

The students in her class envisioned their futures pursuing careers such as veterinarians, chefs, horseback riders and even pro sports players including soccer, ice skating, baseball, and hockey. She even had students that want to be teachers of dance, kindergarten, and second grade. When asked what she hopes for these students, Mrs. Solomon replied, "My hope for every student is for them to find success in doing something they love! They are all so smart, creative, and full of hope. I want them to take that with them as they grow and change the world in their own way."

Mrs. Solomon's third grade class has plans for their future.

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Elizabeth Forward High School Student Surprised With $25,000 Scholarship From Sallie Mae Scholarship Recognizes High School Juniors and Seniors Who Excel Inside and Outside the Classroom Simone Dobosh, a senior at Elizabeth Forward High School, was surprised with a $25,000 ‘Bridging the Dream Scholarship’ from Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Dobosh was participating in what she believed was an interview for the scholarship when she learned she was in fact already a winner. Elizabeth Forward School District Superintendent Dr. Todd Keruskin, Elizabeth Forward High School Principal Michael Routh, school counselor Nancy Gierl, who nominated Dobosh for the scholarship, and representatives from Sallie Mae were on SURPRISE! - Elizabeth Forward High hand for the surprise announcement. School senior, Simone Dobosh reacts to learning that she was receiving a Dobosh is one of seven $25,000 Sallie Mae $25,000 college scholarship. Bridging the Dream Scholarship recipients nationSimone Dobosh (front) was one of seven recipients wide. The scholarship recognizes high school junnationwide of the Sallie Mae ‘Bridging The Dream” scholarship. iors and seniors who excel in academics, athletics, community service, or school activities, but whose financial circumstances may not permit them to fulfill their college Despite personal challenges, Dobosh has flourished both academically and persondreams. ally. A talented painter, Dobosh completed various murals throughout the school disSince 2016, Sallie Mae has awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships to under- trict and has committed to helping landscape the community. Dobosh regularly volgraduate and graduate students through the Bridging the Dream Scholarship unteers with her church to help cook and serve meals to those in need, and she hopes Program, including more than $125,000 raised directly by employees through various to become a social worker to help children. fundraising activities. “Simone’s most admirable personal achievements are displays of resiliency and the “Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship will allow me to channel my experi- ability to turn personal difficulties into artistic expression,” said Gierl. “She shows ences into an ability to help others, especially as I move forward in obtaining a degree hope and passion throughout some of the most difficult circumstances, and she has in social work,” said Dobosh. “I’m excited for what comes next, and thankful that Ms. the potential to create a bright and inspiring future for herself. I’m glad that Sallie Gierl took the time to nominate me for this opportunity.” Mae recognizes the beauty of Simone’s contributions as much as we do.”

Mon Valley Area Elementary Schools Receive Donations The Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation 501 c (3), LLC recently made donations to two area elementary schools, Rostraver Elementary and Madonna Catholic Regional School.

A donation was made to the Rostraver Elementary School Book Fair to help defray costs for students. Pictured are: (L to R) Virginia Monaghan, wife of Ed Monaghan; Brecklynn Bradburn, their granddaughter and student at Rostraver Elementary and Carole Bisceglia, Rostraver Elementary PTO president. Books were purchased by the donation for a special project in Mrs. Alcorn's third grade class at Madonna Catholic School in Monongahela. Pictured above are Virginia Monaghan, Ed's wife (far left with book) and Mrs. Alcorn (far right back row) along with children in her class.

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Recent Local Death Notices AUSTIN, Martina “Tina”, 29, of Jefferson Hills, died December 1. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. AZZARI, Margaret M., (BENISH), 88, of Jefferson Hills, died November 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BALL, John W., 81, of Finleyville, died Arrangements by November 18. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BARBER, Frank, 84, of Roscoe, died Arrangements by December 10. & Homes Funeral Melenyzer Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BARTON, Nile Franklin “Frank”, 82, of Jefferson Hills, died December 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRAUNEGG, Jo Ann L., 93, of 13. November died Charleroi, Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BUJANOWSKI, Kaitlin “Katie Bug”, 22, Charleroi, died November 17. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. CALER, John Earl, 81, of Jefferson 15. November died Hills, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CARPER, Nelson, 78, of Charleroi, died November 18. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. CEPITS, Frank Sr., 94, of Bethel Park, died November 19. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CHONTOS, Theresa M., 87, of Finleyville, died November 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CODDINGTON, Richard D., 84, of Bethel Park, died November 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. Ella Mae, 90, of DEEMER, Dravosburg, died November 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial

Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DERA, Jerome “Jerry”, 66, of 2. December died Charleroi, Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. DeTEMPLE, Antoinette, 84, of 14. November died Baldwin, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. EBERLE, Cheryl L. (CESAR), 57, of died Township, Fayette South Arrangements by November 13. Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FINK, Richard “Rich”, 75, of Union Township / Finleyville, died December 7. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. GARDILL, Charles “Butch”, 76, of Union Township / Finleyville, died December 5. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. GREB, Barbra M., 86, of Washington (formerly of Charleroi), died November 29. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HAMILTON, Gary L., 66, formerly of 4. December died Charleroi, Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. HAPPOLDT, William E. “Bill”, 80, of Bethel Park, died December 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HECHT, Paul Daniel, 85, of Pleasant Hills, died December 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HECK, John W., 90, of Stockdale, died Arrangements by November 18. & Homes Funeral Melenyzer Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HIBBARD, Richard, 33, of Little River, SC (formerly from Elizabeth), died December 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HILF, Kathryn A., 68, of Jefferson Hills, died December 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

HOLYCROSS, Fred J., 54, of Bethel 13. November died Park, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KENAVEY, Anna Mae, (GEDEON), 97, of Bethel Park, died December 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KONSUGAR, Jeffrey A., 68, of Belle 30. November died Vernon, Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KWOLEK, Kimberly M., 54, of South Park, died December 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LARIO, Frank, 85, of Speers Hill / 30. November died Charleroi, Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LEUTHOLD, Charles “Chuck”, 98, of 7. December died Baldwin, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEWIS, Mary Jane “Dolly”, 90, of 2. December died Finleyville, Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. LUTES, Jo Ann, 70, of Charleroi, died December 2. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. McGUIRE, Martha “Marty” Deprez, 97, of Charleroi, died November 20. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. METZINGER, Robert P., 88, of Jefferson Hills, died November 29. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MULLEN, Patricia A., 89, Charleroi, died December 10. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. NEILL, David Allen, 75, of Whitehall, died November 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OBSINCE, George J., 95, of Baldwin, died November 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and

Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. QUATTRONE, Philip Patsy, 83, of Finleyville, died November 27. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. RALPH, Phoebe “Kathleen”, 88, of White Oak / West Elizabeth, died on December 1. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. REBARNICK, Sylvia Joy, 93, of South Park, died December 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SALVUCCI, Dean, Sr., 94, of West 13. November died Mifflin, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SLATER, Virginia “Ginny”, 86, of Jefferson Hills, died November 19. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SMEARMAN, John D., 44, formerly of South Hills, died November 19. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SOBIERALSKI, John J., 69, of 4. December died Baldwin, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SZYMKOWIAK, 89, of Bethel Park, died December 2. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. TISCHLER, Marlene A., 80, of Bethel 18. November died Park, Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. VALENTINE, Harvey, 86, of Bethel 28. November died Park, Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park WEIGHT, Nora, 95, of Charleroi, died Arrangements by November 17. Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. WINWOOD, David L., 63, of 6. December died Fallowfield, Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. ZIVKOVICH, Elaine R., 91, of Bethel 22. November died Park, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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Capozzi, Henry A.

Henry A. Capozzi Sr.,

He was an electrician with a megawatt smile, a generous, often feisty and sometimes stubborn man who lit up the lives of everyone he met -- from walkers in South Park and church parishioners to casino workers and the homeless. Henry A. Capozzi Sr., who helped power thousands of homes and businesses in the Pittsburgh area after opening Capozzi Electric in 1957, passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2018, at Jefferson Hospital in suburban Pittsburgh. He was 98. He had been battling heart disease in his final years, a remarkable triumph for a man who had successful quintuple bypass surgery in 1987 and went on to run 10 miles a day until the age of 85. Born on Jan. 29, 1920, he was one of nine children raised by Italian immigrants in the section of downtown Pittsburgh that was later razed for the construction of the Civic Arena.

After graduating from Fifth Avenue High School and Connelley Trade School, he met Rita Coughenour in a candy store. They married in 1950 and raised seven children, first at Locust Street in Pittsburgh, then on Lois Drive in Baldwin and Stoltz Road in Bethel Park. By 1965, he moved Capozzi Electric to McAnulty Road next to the South Baldwin fire hall, three blocks from the Capozzi house on Lois Drive. Three sons, his brother Nick and a son-in-law would work for him. Aside from his family, he loved his Pittsburgh sports teams. He was a Pitt Panthers season ticket holder during the Tony Dorsett years and was at Three Rivers Stadium in 1971 for the first night game in World Series history and in 1972 for the Immaculate Reception. Even more precious to him was his faith. In the 1960s and 70s, he took his young family to mass every Saturday night at St. Germaine Church. When the family moved to Bethel Park, he became a longtime usher at St. Valentine’s Church. He had a stubborn streak, too. He refused to use a wallet, opting instead to secure his driver’s license, few credit cards and cash with a rubber band. He often wore a favorite pair of sneakers to the bitter end, even if it meant covering the holes with duct tape. And for someone born just 14 months after the end of World War I, he took pride in resisting the technological leaps

Dell, Richard E. Richard E. "Giant" Dell Jr., age 65, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at home. He was the founder and owner for Giant's Landscaping in Elizabeth. He was a former truck driver of 37 years for Marraccini Supermarket, the caretaker for Elizabeth Cemetery, and was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider. Born April 21, 1953 in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Richard E. Dell Sr. and the late Ada Lee (Williams) Dell. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Frances M. Wright; daughters, Kristy Torgent of Mt. Vernon and Rachel (Brandon) Hale of Port Vue; sons, Richard (Nicole) Dell III of Forward Twp., Jason (Holly) Wright of Houston, TX, Joshua (Donna) Blake of West Elizabeth and Paul Dell of Dover Air Force Base, DE; 19 grandchildren; brother, Shawn R. Dell of West Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Dell, and brother, Michael Dell. Services were held at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to PA Patriot Guard Riders, 789 Washington Pike, Avella, PA 15312. Offer condolences at

of the past two decades. He rarely used a cell phone. But after his kids bought him an iPad a few Christmases ago, he used it every day to play games, do puzzles and stay in touch with his grandkids and many friends on Facebook. At South Park, he was the unofficial mayor of Corrigan Drive where he made legions of new friends on his morning walks. In March, a TV crew from WTAE followed him for a story about the oldest walker at South Park. "You need to get out and walk every day,'' he often said "If you wait for the perfect day you'll never go.'' Hollywood tells us how George Bailey had a wonderful life, but he didn’t ride the Thunderbolt at Kennywood Park or go country line dancing or party in Las Vegas like Henry Capozzi did. Mostly, he liked to “loaf” and “jag around” -- his often-used words -- with family and friends. He was flirting with nurses and cracking jokes until the very end. When one of his daughters told him she was going to miss him, he quipped,

“Just pretend I’m still here." Just before he took his last breath, he looked up at 30 relatives surrounding his bed and said, “I’ve lived a good long life.’’ He is survived by seven children: Mary Jo (Frank) Kane, Delores (Chris) Tatman, Henry A. (Janie) Capozzi II, Gregory Capozzi, Joseph (Elisabeth) Capozzi, Melina (Chuck) Stokan-Bandi, and Christopher Capozzi; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his brother Nicholas Capozzi and sister Theresa Capozzi, and 4 of his daughter's stepchildren, whom he loved as his own. Funeral services were held at Paul Henney Funeral Home in Bethel Park, and a memorial mass was held at St. Benedict the Abbot Church, in McMurray, followed by burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Mr. Capozzi’s name to the Friends of South Park, online at or via mail in care of President Sharon Adams, 6528 Ventura Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15236.




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-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------PART-TIME - M,W,Th & F - during school year; summer work available. 12 - 15 hrs./week and $13/hr. Valid drivers license and all clearances required (obtained by agency) Contact - or 412-888-9900 _______________________________ DAY CARE - part-time position available 1525 hrs. per week. Call 724-258-3232 _______________________________

INFANT CAREGIVER - The Franciscan Child Day Care Center in Pittsburgh is seeking an infant caregiver who will be responsible for the care of infants age 6-weeks to 12 months. Experience in childcare required; infant care experience preferred. Associate or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related area preferred. The position is full time and includes healthcare benefits and paid time off. To apply, please e-mail résumé to _______________________________ BARTENDER WANTED - Bartender for Pleasant Hills American Legion. RAMP certified. Call 412-616-1834 for interview. _______________________________ LIBRARIAN - Part-time, 20 hours a week, minimum 2 years college including 9 library science credits. Please send resume to: North Belle Vernon Library, Attn: Lorraine Quintier, 505 Speer Street, Belle Vernon PA 15012 _______________________________ TILE SETTER NEEDED. 5 years experience preferred. Jobs mostly in South Hills Area. Pay is negotiable based upon experience. Call or email. 412-835-2234 or email _______________________________ LINE COOK, PT, experienced, for American Legion Post in Pleasant Hills. Salary negotiable. Call 412-302-8127 for interview. _______________________________ HOUSEKEEPER- PT & FT 8-4p & 9-5p. The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair, senior living. Flexible schedule. Transport assist available in some areas. New Employee Bonus. 412-8332500. EOE _______________________________

February 2019 —————————————————————————————————————————————— ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome and encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412-249-8177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to _______________________________ MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED - Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. _______________________________ CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-3486565 _______________________________ 25 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Earn $1000 per week! Paid CDL Training! Stevens Transport covers all costs! 1-877209-1309 EVER CONSIDER TEACHING A CLASS?!?! Now’s your chance to teach a non-credit class for the Mt. Lebanon Continuing Education program. We offer a competitive pay and are always looking for new and exciting classes to add to our program. Make your interest known to the program coordinators. Check us out at page.cfm?p=567. Give us a call at 412.344.2020 or Shoot us an email: Ray Schrader Adult Education Coordinator or Larry Johnson Assistant Adult Education Coordinator SEEKING ENERGETIC SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS to manage day and evening shifts. Ability to multi-task. Strong leadership qualities and people skills. Duties include; phone order taking, operation of POS system, inventory and labor control, oversee cooks and drivers. Fast food management experience preferred. Will train. Call 724-348-8844.

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SUFFERING FROM AN ADDICTION to Alcohol, Opiates, Prescription PainKillers or other DRUGS? There is hope! Call Today to speak with someone who cares. Call NOW 1855-901-2049 _______________________________ VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60 pills for $99. 100 pills for $150 FREE shipping. Money back guaranteed! 1-800-503-7846 _______________________________ HAVE YOU BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL HEARING LOSS or suffered from tinnitus caused during service in the US Military between 2003 and 2015, call Charles H Johnson 1-800-535-5727 _______________________________ WHEEL CHAIR – Adult, like new, not used. Very easy to push. Easy fold-up. Lightweight. $40. 724-970-1762 (after 3 pm). _______________________________ VIAGRA AND CIALIS USERS! 100 Generic Pills SPECIAL $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. 24/7 CALL NOW! 888-4455928 Hablamos Espanol _______________________________ ATTENTION OXYGEN THERAPY USERS! Inogen One G4 is capable of full 24/7 oxygen delivery. Only 2.8 pounds. FREE information kit. Call 877-929-9587 _______________________________ $$$$VIAGRA & CIALIS! 100 pills for $110 and guaranteed delivery in two weeks and money back guarantee. NO prescriptions needed. Money back guaranteed! 1-800943-1302 _______________________________

DUNCAN-MILLER GLASSWARE - 10 Laurel Wreath pattern stem water glasses. $12 each. Leave message: 724-554-1813 _______________________________ BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES - never used, heavy duty oak finish $350. 724-7479216 _______________________________ MICHAEL KORS PURSE - black satchel Good condition. $15. 724-986-4266 type. _______________________________ BEAR TABLE - with an oval glass top and a bear for the base. Good condition. $10 each. 724-986-4266 _______________________________ MATTRESS TOPPER - Memory foam 2 inch topper for queen size mattress; brand new, $39.99 412-279-3288 _______________________________ LADIES FAUX FUR JACKET - beautiful leopard long jacket; perfect condition size 810, only $50. 412-279-3288 _______________________________ MENS WINTER JACKET - with lining by Misty harbor; like new size XL $25. 412279-3288 _______________________________ VINTAGE CALIFORNIA POTTERY - lazy susan from the 50's; 7 piece ceramic; excellent $20. 412-279-3288 _______________________________ SHAWLS, SCARVES - lap blankets crochet by elderly woman 3 for $10 or $25 box. 412-279-3288 _______________________________ TROY BUILT 42" RIDING MOWER - Brand new - excellent condition - aprox 7 hours on motor. Paid $890 - will sell for $425. 724705-3764, ask for Bernie _______________________________

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WOODEN DISPLAY CASE - with hinged glass door. 19x12x6. Good for displaying small items such as jewelry medals etc. $20 OBO. 724-984-6611 _______________________________ AMISH QUILT - blue and burgundy, lonestar pattern, beautiful quilt. $500. 412-831-2114 _______________________________ BASEBALL GLOVE - Rawlings Dale Murphy model. Very nice. Cost $125 new at Dicks. Selling for only $25. 412-384-5453 _______________________________ AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER - SOUNDESIGN dual cassette/dual remote speakers remote control very good condition. $15 OBO. 724-984-6611 ______________________________ GOLF CLUB - Tour Edge CB Pro 54 degree wedge. Like new. 35.00 724 379 8309 ______________________________ OLD ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT Oscilloscope, vtvm, tube tester, and tubes for radio-tv. 724-997-1422 ______________________________ SNOW BLOWER – Used 3 winters. Yard Mac, 5 hp. $100. 742-684-8439 ______________________________


The MESSENGER is the premier community newspaper in the South Hills and Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh. We are a free, monthly publication seeking to expand our coverage, and grow existing territories. The MESSENGER is looking to add experienced Sales Representatives to our growing team of professionals. Candidates should possess: Strong sales and/or customer service skills, ability to offer clients advice on ad content and design, handle several projects at once, work on a deadline, familiarity with Mon Valley area, reliable transportation, flexible schedule, computer with internet access and a personable, friendly attitude. Preferred candidates will possess: Prior newspaper or media experience, good communication and presentation skills and be motivated, determined and persistent. Interested applicants should email us at with a resume and cover letter, or mail to P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.

52 ——————————————————————————————————————— WALEYE FISHING POLE – Loomis GLX, 6ft, one piece (discontinued). Tennase cork ringed handle. New. $400. 724-3669524 ______________________________ FISHING GEAR – Fly Pole, Hipboots, vest, creel, lures, etc. All for $100. 724-3669524 ______________________________ 6-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE – expensive, designer lighted, potted. New in orig. box. $29. 412-819-7623. Pls. leave mssg. ______________________________ CHRISTIMAS DECORATIONS – New, expensive designer, 3 boxes. .50-cents each. 412-819-7623. Pls. leave mssg. ______________________________ FIREWOOD – three(3) huge stacks, logged. Will help load. Rt. 51. $35 each. 412-819-7623. Pls. leave mssg. ______________________________ DESIGNER PURSES – New, expensive. $just $5 each. 412-819-7623. Pls. leave mssg. ______________________________ DESIGNER JUNIOR CLOTHES – New, with tags. .75-cents each. 412-8197623. Pls. leave mssg. ______________________________ 26 HARDBACK BOOKS – Containing 4 novels each. Like new. All for $10. 724929-8259 ______________________________ VINYL RECORDS – Fifty(50) records 33 1/3. Excellent shape. $5. 724-929-8259 ______________________________ CRYSTAL PUNCHBOWL – Handmade, and 12 cups. $5. 724-929-8259 ______________________________ SHAKE WEIGHT – New in the box. As seen on TV. Equal to 65 lb. dumbbell. $5. 724929-8259 _____________________________ RALLEY WHEELS – 14” Mopar SM. Bolt. Complete w/ centers and lugs. Two(2) complete sets. $600 per set. 724-7973779 _____________________________ OLDER DRILL PRESS – and drive motor, new belt. $60. 724-797-3779 _____________________________ BENCH GRINDER – Older. $25. 724797-3779 _____________________________ 1952 TV CABINET – 2 pieces, bottoms 2 doors for storage, top complete with plastic screen and knobs. No tube. $100. 724-797-3779 _____________________________ DRILL DOCTOR – Drill Sharpener, Handyman 250. Brand New. $50. 412425-0342 _____________________________ TRAILER TIRE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY 4.80x12. Brand new. never on the ground. $20 OBO. 724-984-6611 _____________________________ TWO(2) SNOW TIRES – Size P175/65 R14. Less than 500 miles. $20 each or best offer. 412-833-9548. Lv Mssg. _____________________________


SPARE TIRE – One(1) new for Chevy (GM). Size T125/70 D15. $20. 412-8339548. Lv Mssg. _____________________________ GM CHROME WHEELS – two(2) 18”, like new. $75 each. 412-841-1557 _____________________________ KITCHEN-AID MIXER – Heavy duty, 5 quart w/ three beaters. Paid $699. Selling for only $50. 724-366-9524 _____________________________ HUNTERS TREE STAND – Climbing type with video and safety harness. $40. 724366-9524 _____________________________ COLOR TV – Magnavox, 13” with remote, cable ready. $25. 412-758-2814 _____________________________ GE MICROWAVE OVEN – 700 wats, rarely used. $40. 412-758-2814 _____________________________ HAIR STYLER – Temperature controlled, w/ titanium rotating cylinder. Never used. $35. 412-758-2814 _____________________________ CLOTHES STEAMER – Never used. $20. 412-758-2814 _____________________________ JEWELRY ARMOIRE – Thomas Pacconi, oak, like new. $50. 412-758-2814 _____________________________ SUPERBOWL XIV GLASSES – Two(2), Joe Greene, Rocky Bleier, others. $15. 724-258-3767 _____________________________ WOMAN’S PURSE – Serena Williams, large black leather with chain design on front. New. $15. 724-258-3767 _____________________________ WOMAN’S PURSE – Coach, Large leather, never used. $20. 724-258-3767 _____________________________ MICKEY MOUSE IS 90 – Vintage, small plastic bowl with glass. Pictures on these Eagle made in USA. $15. 724-258-3767 _____________________________ CANE – Hand made from Alaskan wood. One of a kind, never used. $30. 724258-3767 _____________________________ BLACK LEATHER JACKET – Men’s, size 52 large, with gloves size M. Never worn. Nice. $40. 724-258-3767 _____________________________ PITTSBURGH PRESS – Newspaper from April 18, 1936. “The Great Flood” (March 17-18) w/ 100 pictures. $20. 724-2583767 _____________________________ LIFE MAGAZINES – Vintage 1938. Total of seven(7) from October through December 1938. $5 each. 724-2583767 _____________________________ FLEXSTEEL RECLINER – Tan, excellent condition. $200. Cash only, you haul. 412-759-6918. _____________________________ 1950’S DREXEL BUFFET – 60” long, good condition. $250. Cash only, you haul. 412-759-6918. _____________________________

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2 HORSE SADDLES – one like new. 724239-3506. _____________________________ 3 BIRD CAGES – one large beige ornate, one large black with stand, one large white. 724-239-3506 _____________________________ 4 CEMETERY PLOTS - Prime Location in the Garden of Gethsemane Mon Valley Memorial Park. Separating -- 2 ea plots @ $500 ea. plot, includes Title Transfer. For more info, call 724-239-4966 and leave a message. _____________________________ AVON COLLECTIBLE DINNERWARE – Burgandy color, complete service for four, with all extra pieces included. 724-2393506 _____________________________ LARGE SWOROVSKI CRYSTAL COLLECTION – Collector only pieces, and member only editions from 1994 – 2001. 724239-3506. _____________________________ AUTOGRAPHED NFL WILSON FOOTBALL - Triple signed by Archie Manning, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. Comes with COA. Nice piece of memorabilia. $750, O.B.O. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ ADRIAN PETERSON AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL – Includes COA. Autographed at a Super Bowl venue. Now with Washington Redskins. $175. O.B.O. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ BEN ROETHLISBERGER – Autographed Mini Helmet. Signed with silver sharpie. Includes COA. $200. O.B.O. 724-2444862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ TROY POLAMALU AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL – White panel football. Very nice signature. Includes COA. $175. O.B.O. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ TOILET RISER – Never used. $10. 724244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ ADULT BEDSIDE COMMODE – Also good for camping. $20. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ WM. ROGERS CHINA – w/ gold colored rim, service for 4, plates, cups, saucers, soup or salad bowls, not for microwave. $35. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ VINTAGE CHINA COLLECTION – Taylor, Smith & Taylor, service for 8, Wild Quince, set has everything. All service pcs, bowls, platters, gravy boat, sugar, creamer, teapot, etc. Cups are pink on the inside. No longer making this China, made in Weirton, WV. Must sell. $135 for all. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________

AUTOGRAPHED STEELER FOOTBALL White panel football, autographed by Bell and Brown. Nice signatures, comes with COA. Only $125. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) _____________________________ CUB CADET SNOW BLOWER - Model 2X 524 SWE, Almost New. Used Little. $700. 724-863-2327 _____________________________ NASCAR DIECAST RACING CARS – 100 cars (size 1/64) in original packaging. Many with driver collector card. Only $100. 724-929-8259 _____________________________ SOUTHERN BELLE LADY LAMP Victorian pink glass, $35. 724-747-0610 _____________________________ DP FITNESS SYSTEM - Wall Mounted w/Bench. 57 different exercises w/up to 110 lbs. Originally $300. Asking $60. Call 724-684-5531. _____________________________ ORGAN - Kawai KX430 organ, bench and books. Great condition. $200 or best offer. South Park area. Call 412-655-7977. _____________________________ COMPUTER GAMES – Spore; Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter; Crysis: Maximum Edition. $3 each. 724-3666436 or 724-963-9405 _____________________________ 41 MOVIE POSTERS – Excellent condition, 26” x 40”, $1 each, or all for $35. 724-929-8259 _____________________________ KEROSENE HEATERS – 2 new 39,000 BTU kerosene heaters, and 5 gallon can. $225. 724-557-1875. _____________________________ WOMENS HARLEY DAVIDSON BLACK LEATHER CHAPS - New, size medium, never worn, price tags still on. $100. Call 412.653.3264 _____________________________ MONESSEN HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK – 1929, “The Black & White”, very good condition. $20. Call 520-271-5869. Located in Munhall. _____________________________

February 2019 —————————————————————————————————————————————— GRANDFATHER CLOCK – Ridgeway, beautiful cherry wood, Westminster chimes, excellent condition. $575. 724258-2329 _____________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 _____________________________ U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385 _____________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! - Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy newer cards from 1980-2000's if in good shape. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. _____________________________ WOMEN'S AND MEN'S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES - 1800's to 1970's. Also vintage sewing items including fabric. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. _____________________________ OLDER HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. Your collection, or a few. Call: 724 984 9085 _____________________________ BUYING VINTAGE - Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Forbes Field memorabilia, autographs, ticket stubs, programs, sports cards, etc. 724-205-8620. _____________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. _____________________________ 53 CLASSIFIEDS——————————————————————————————————————————————

BUYING OLD FISHING TACKLE. Tackle Boxes , Reels, Lures, Minnow Buckets, Rods etc. Any Fishing Related stuff from New to Old. (the older the better!) Leave Message or Send Pictures, 412-4148464. _____________________________

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BATHROOM RENOVATIONS. EASY, ONE DAY updates! We specialize in safe bathing. Grab bars, no slip flooring & seated showers. Call for a free in-home consultation: 888-912-4745 _____________________________ PLAYMATES OR SOULMATES - you'll find them on MegaMates. Gay or Straight call in. START CHATTING TODAY. Always FREE to Listen & Reply to ads. 800-9828665 _____________________________ CRAFTMATIC ADJUSTABLE BEDS for less! Up to 50% Off Leading Competitors. #1 Rated Adjustable Bed. Trusted Over 40 Years. All Mattress Types Available. Shop by Phone and SAVE! CALL 1-866-4252975 _____________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM has helped over a million families find senior living. Our trusted, local advisors help find solutions to your unique needs at no cost to you. Call 855-741-7459 _____________________________ CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2002 and Newer. Nationwide Free Pick Up! Call Now: 1-800-864-5960. _____________________________

DISH TV $59.99 For 190 Channels + $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installation, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply 1800-718-1593 _____________________________ BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! We edit, print and distribute your work internationally. We do the work… You reap the Rewards! Call for a FREE Author’s Submission Kit: 866-951-7214 _____________________________

------------ PETS -------BEAGLE PUPPY – Red eyes, red nose, red pads, red coat. Extremely rare! $1,500. 724-366-9524 _____________________________ BEAGLE PUPPY – 1.5 years old, fully trained rabbit hunter. Great gift for a young hunter to pursue rabbit. $950. 724-366-9524. _____________________________ 3 BIRD CAGES – one large beige ornate, one large black with stand, one large white. 724-239-3506 _____________________________

Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza from Finleyville Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large 1 Topping pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the The Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is February 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the 6th Annual ‘Hoodie Hoo Day” in Charleroi? What college started a service to help students ‘dress for success’? Who was named VFW Public Affairs Officer? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to the winners of our January Pizza Puzzler contest!

Kathleen Sherman – Elizabeth • Frank Patrick – Monongahela

54 ——————————————————————————————————————— ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. _____________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------4 CEMETERY PLOTS - Prime Location in the Garden of Gethsemane Mon Valley Memorial Park. Separating -- 2 ea plots @ $500 ea. plot, includes Title Transfer. For more info, call 724-2394966 and leave a message. _____________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT - This is 3 bedroom, 1 large bathroom house for rent. A large eat-in kitchen and living room. Nice back yard. $750 + utilities and security deposit. The address is 587 Broad Street, Washington, PA 15301. Please call 724263-5121, for all the details. _____________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT - Huge house, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. A large dining room and kitchen. Garage and nice back yard. Off street parking. $750 + utilities and security deposit. The address for this house is: 412 Houston Street, Washington, PA. Please call Jan for all the information at: 724-263-5121 _____________________________ LOTS AND ACREAGE - For sale in Union Township, Washington County, homesite

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lots all utilities, 18 building lots, buy one or all. In the Shire plan, $30k obo per lot or $247k obo for all lots, approximately 6 acres total, Sheridan Ave, Rt 88, near Ringgold North elementary school, Hobbit lane, near Sunoco gas station, one mile to Mon-Fayette expressway. Please call Jan for all the information at: 724-2635121 _____________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE – Monongahela, three bedrooms, one and a half story, brick, many updates, integral garage, near downtown. 724-396-2234 _____________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery/Garden of the Cross. Sellers will pay transfer fee. Vaults Included. $4,000. Call (724)565-6122 _____________________________ OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE - Heart of Finleyville. Few short minutes from RT 43. 2262 SF. Large reception area, small kitchenette, conf room, 3 powder rooms, fire proof safe concrete room, attic storage, alarm. Very clean, well maintained. Available immediately. Mike Podolinsky, Coldwell Banker: 724-942-1200 (O), 412-227-6432 (C) _____________________________

J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling or buying a home? Need to have it cleaned? We’re the cleaning professionals for you!! Residential & Commercial. Weekly/Monthly Cleaning, “Spring Cleaning”, Holiday/Party” Cleaning, Estate clean outs. We do it all!! We have very reasonable and competitive pricing. Call today for your FREE QUOTE. 724-747-0793 _____________________________ BUSINESSES BY TRACY 724-2617378. Laundry, Food Preparation (Cooking) also available. _____________________________ CALL EMPIRE TODAY® to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-866-538-7163 _____________________________ BATHROOM RENOVATIONS. EASY, ONE DAY updates! We specialize in safe bathing. Grab bars, no slip flooring & seated showers. Call for a free in-home consultation: 888-912-4745

------------ SERVICES -------CLEANING SERVICE - Reliable Cleaning Service Residential & Commercial _____________________________ LAUREL’S BEAUTY SHOP – 102 W. Main St, Mononaghela, PA. 724-258-9518. $8 haircuts, $35 perms, 55 and older.

HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724258-5336 dcheplic@ Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: www.facebook. com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/


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