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Dr. Walter Weaver Memorial Chorale To be Held During Monongahela 250 Celebration Page 10

Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Set for June 21 Page 34

Enjoy a Lenten Fish Fry at any of these area locations! Page 21

Fish Fries

Feel The Bass! Finleyville Resident Rocks The House at NAMM Convention

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Monongahela Set For April 13 The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Gazebo at Chess Park. The event will be held RAIN or SHINE. Treat bags will be provided to children. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. For more information please contact Dorothea Pemberton at 724.258.5919 or visit the Chamber website at

Jake Gerba of Finleyville took his bass guitar playing skills to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention in Anaheim, California this past January. NAMM is the world's largest tradeshow for music products and pro audio in the industry and is attended by over 100,000 people each year. Gerba has made a name for himself through his Instagram account which has gained over 30,000 followers. One of those followers just happened to be the head of the Peavey Electronics Corporation, an industry leader in music gear and pro audio. The Peavey Corporation took notice of Jake's bass playing and flew him out to the NAMM show so that he could play A crowd gathers to watch Finleyville Resident Jake Gerba as he plays the and demo their products at their bass guitar at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim California. booth. He drew large crowds at the booth each day, wowing them with his 70’s inspired Funk bass playing. He also got the chance to meet a few famous musicians, including Michael Anthony formerly of Van Halen, Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult, and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour. You can feel the funk for yourself by following Jake on Instragram: @jakegerb


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PORK SHOP DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Chuck Wagon, South 2nd St, West Newton, PA. Spring Fundraiser for Downtown West Newton Inc. The dinner includes sides, roll, desert and drink. You can eat in or take out. Tickets are on sale now at the restaurant for $12. For more information call 724-872-0100


HOMEMADE DONUT SALE - St. Damien of Molokai Parish offering their delicious homemade cake donuts for sale, at Madonna School Hall, Monongahela, PA. Saturday 8:30 a.m. until sold out; Sunday 8:30 a.m. until noon or sold out. $8.00 per dozen.


DINE AND DONATE – Elrama Tavern, State Rt 837, Elrama, PA. Mention Monongahela Womens Club and 15% of

your bill will be donated to this non-profit organization. The Monongahela Womans Club is a nonprofit organization. All monies raised will go to worthy causes in Monongahela and the surrounding towns.


OPEN HOUSE DAY AND FAMILY FUN NIGHT - Spencer YMCA in Bethel Park, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Try your skill at a Hot Shot Basketball contest, enjoy basketball themed games and activities. Come and experience all that Spencer Y has to offer. Find your perfect Yoga or fitness class, stretch out in the pool, register for swim lessons or simply come for a good workout. We want to you make our Y your Y, for a healthier you. More March Madness continues on all Mondays in March with community open houses, special events and $0 join fee only on Mondays! More information at or call 412-347-6565


PANCAKE DINNER – 4-:7:00 p.m., Jefferson United Presbyterian Church. 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA. Eat in or take out. Adults $8; kids 6-12 $5; kids 5 and under are free. Handicap accessible. 412-653-4797

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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)


ASH WEDNESDAY FISH FRY – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Lions Field House, 511 Pittsburgh Street, West Newton, PA 15089. Host by West Newton Lions

Club. Call 724-972-3779 for more information or to place order. Take out or Dine in. Accessible, plenty of parking. All items are Ala Carte. Baked Cod on a Dish or Fried Cod Sandwich, Tuna Salad Scoop or Sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Potato Soup, Potato and Cheese Pierogis, Haluski, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks or Water. Desserts will be available, unless you ate yours on Fat Tuesday. CCAC SOUTH CAMPUS JOB AND EMPLOYER NETWORKING FAIR - 9:30 AM–1:30 PM at Mezzanine & B-4 Commons, CCAC South Campus. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS - 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills

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March 2019 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 please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-6554224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building.


FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.


EARLY CHILDHOOD EXTRAVAGANZA! - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Baldwin High School Gymnasium, 4653 Clairton Blvd., 15236. Join us for a morning of fun, activities, entertainment, and giveaways! Parents: Meet with Community Resources including WQED, pediatricians, daycare centers, preschools, Early Intervention programs, and more! More at— SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER 3-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Includes bread, unlimited salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: $6 each. Take out is available. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY - Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) at 9:00 AM. This month’s project has not yet been decided, but, if the weather allows, may be the installation of new bollards to prevent motor vehicle access to sections of the trail in South Park Township.

LOCAL NEWS GLASS RECYCLING “POP-UP” COLLECTION EVENT - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Village Square Mall parking lot, Bethel Park. Held by Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC). Residents can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at no cost. PRC staff and volunteers will be on-site to assist recyclers. For more information, visit or email


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OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American legion post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, Pa. Admission is still only $5 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.


LIBERTY UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY IN CONCERT – 6:00 p.m., The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317. Free Admission. Enjoy an evening immersed in the uplifting sounds of woodwinds and brass as the Liberty University Wind Symphony performs in concert. The symphony, composed of 65 students from Liberty University on Winter Tour, will dazzle western Pennsylvanians with an evening of sacred, classical, and popular music! The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON – 12-4:00 p.m., Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela, PA. We are located one block off Fourth Street at the corner of Alexander & High Streets. Follow our signs from Fourth Street. Parking available in our lot.

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BINGO – 12:30 p.m. starting with early birds, Holy Family Parish, West Newton, PA. The Bingo will have a new format and BIGGER payouts for each game. There will also be an open kitchen where hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza along with soft drinks can be purchased. Please plan to come out and play BINGO. VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Elizabeth VFC Bingo Hall, 101 N. 1st Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Benefits Wolfpack 14U Travel Softball Team. Lots of great Vendor/Crafters.


WINE AND CHEESE – 7-9:30 p.m., Greenhouse Winery in Rillton. Sponsored by Holy Family Parish in West Newton. There will be 5 wines and 5 cheeses to taste along with basket raffles. Only 120 tickets at $20 each are available. Call 724 256-6042 for tickets

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING – 12:30 p.m., Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, located at 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program “Show and Tell for Garden Tools and Products” will be presented by Andy Amrein of Evey Hardware. Non members are welcome to attend and hear the guest speaker. The Garden Club always welcomes new members.


SOUTH PARK DEMOCRATIC MEETING – 8:00 p.m., Township Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, Pa. 15129. For more information, Visit www.southparkdemsorg


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30p.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

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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 McDonalds tokens. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

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VIETNAM, THEN & NOW – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., The Whitehall House, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood. Last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, members of the Veterans Breakfast Club, including seven Vietnam veterans, embarked on a two

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Have a doubt about something? Got a “NAGGING FEELING IN YOUR GUT?” Mr. King will let everyone know just what to do. Come listen to him on this important subject. All women are welcomed to join the SPWC. Women from other communities are always welcomed to join the South Park Women’s Club. Open to women of all communities.

week guided tour of Vietnam, highlighting the battle zones of the war, while also exploring Vietnam’s history and natural beauty. Join us for this presentation by Todd DePastino. Box lunch is $10. Come and hear the program and have coffee, it’s free. Rsvp to Chris at 412-881-9022 or


ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd in Belle Vernon. Monthly meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

TOWN & COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB - 6:00 p.m., Hewitt Presbyterian Church in Rices Landing. A program on “Coyotes” will be given by Brandon Bonin, a Fayette-Greene County -State Game Warden. Guests are welcome. To RSVP contact 724-966-5856. CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS – 7:30 p.m., Masonic hall located at the corner of 7th and McCain in Charleroi, Pa, Program for this meeting to be announced. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 724-984-6611

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FRIENDS OF THE CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY SPRING USED BOOK SALE - Thursday, 2pm-8pm, Friday, 1:30pm4:30pm, Sat., 10:30am-3:30pm, Bag Day.


LUCK OF THE IRISH FUNDRAISER – 8-10:00 p.m., Red Pump Spirits, 32 N Main St, Washington, PA 15301. Sponsored by Red Pump Spirits & The Bradford House Museum. Live Irish Music by South Winds. Whiskey Tasting and Special Cocktails. Fun Games of Chance. $10 donation at the door, all proceeds support the Bradford House Museum


14TH ANNUAL FINLEYVILLE PUB CRAWL – Free shuttle 8:00 p.m. - ? All t-shirts proceeds benefit Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department. ST. PATRICK’S DAY BINGO FUNDRAISER – doors open 5:00 p.m., early birds, 7:15 p.m., Library Fire Hall, Rt. 88, Library, PA. Held by South Park Lions Club and St. Joan of Arc Youth Group. $20/person. Doors open 5 pm, early birds 7:15 pm. Food catered by Cyd West Comfort Catering. Players are requested to bring a non-perishable food item for the south park meals on wheels. SHADY MUGS BAND – 8:00 p.m. – Hackett Club, Venetia. For more information: 724-348-5503


CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St, Elizabeth, PA. Includes Mash Potatoes, Cole Slaw, cake, Drink. Adults $9.00, Children under 12 $4.00. For more info: 412-384-8868


MON VALLEY COIN CLUB – 2:00 p.m., 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi, Pa. All members and the public invited. Program for this meeting will be on large cents. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes will be awarded for children. For more information call 724-984-6611. SALLY WIGGIN TO EMCEE ST. ELIZABETH’S 24TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON – Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch & show at 1:00 p.m. Award winning journalist Sally Wiggin will be the emcee for the fashion show this year. St. John’s Cathedral in Munhall; tickets are $35.00. There will be a $1,000 Cash Grand Raffle, $4,000 Good Orthodontics Silent Auction (starting bid $1,500), Chinese Auction, Designer Purse Auction, Mystery Grab Bag, and a 50/50 Raffle as well as the Fashion Show. Doors open at 11:00 with lunch & show at 1:00. You can find a reservation form at under Our SchoolFundraisers & Events.


HOW TO RECOGNIZE SCAMS ON HORIZON FOR SPWC – 7:00 p.m., South Park Township Community Center Bldg. located on municipal grounds past library. The South Park Women’s Club will have Mr. Warren King, President of the Better Business Bureau. He will speak to SPWC on “How to Recognize Scams”, giving hints on how to do this. Not recognizing a “Scam” can end up being very costly for you, your family and any other consumer.


PLEASANT HILLS AND JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATS MEETING – 69:00 p.m., Community Room adjacent to the Jefferson Hills Library. Postcard Party in support of Pam Iovino for State Senate. We’ll supply the postcards, postage stamps, and the targeted voter lists! Please bring along your favorite colorful pens and a shareable snack! Donations to defray the costs of supplies are appreciated, but certainly not required. If you have any questions, email us at MVRCC ‘LAUNCH PARTY’ - Off the Wall Arts, 532 McKean Ave. Charleroi. Please join the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce for a ‘Launch Party’ to celebrate the release of their new website and a new logo. There will be a presentation of the new website beginning at 4:00 PM that will allow the membership to learn of all of the great opportunities that will come along with the chamber’s new site as well as the “reveal” of the new, never before seen logo that will now represent the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a chance to network and mingle after the presentation, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. This is a Free Event. SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB – 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park, Pa. Speaker will be Donna Simpson CRNP, MPH. Her topic is “ Update on Alzheimer’s Disease.” All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Carol at (412) 287-1195 for more information.


Church Rd, Finleyville, PA 15332. Cost is $35 a ticket. Includes all materials needed for project and refreshments. Tickets are presale only and will not be sold at the door. Seating is limited so gather your friends and call to get your tickets today! Contact: LuAnn 724-3486283 or Krisha 412-296-0529. $10 from each ticket sold will be donated to New Life Options in Monongahela. CCAC ALLEGHENY CAMPUS JOB FAIR - 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Foerster Student Services Center, 2nd Floor, CCAC Allegheny Campus. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.


THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Event speaker Jack Puglisie, will speak about our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.Cost is $8, payable at the door. The Men’s Group is non-denominational.Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412 655 2000, option 0.Come socialize with us and enjoy the educational history of our 16th President. STEPS EVERY FAMILY SHOULD TAKE TO PROTECT THEIR LIVELIHOOD 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Whitehall House, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood. Presented by Zacharia Brown Elder Law Attorneys. A complimentary lunch will be served. To register, call 412881-9022 or email by March 18th:


MON RIVER ARTS YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS SHREK, JR. THE MUSICAL - Friday March 22 at 7:30pm, Sat March 23 at 2pm and 6pm, Sun March 24 at 2pm, Pay What You Can Night Thursday March 21st at 7:30pm (Admission free with a donation). Grand Theatre 207 S 2nd Ave Elizabeth, PA 15037. Reserved seating. Tickets in advance $8, at door $10. For tickets call 412-405-8425, email, or online at


PAINT & DIP – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo

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CRIMSON STREAM – 6:00 p.m., Hallelujah Church, 411 Fallowfield Ave Charleroi Pa, 15022. Southern Gospel group, free event open to all. For more info: 724 483-GOD1 3RD ANNUAL VENDOR AND CRAFT SHOW - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Charleroi Area Elementary Center. In addition to the vendor and craft show, we will have a concession stand, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 drawing. The proceeds from this fundraising event will be donated to the Harvest’s Bounty Program. Harvest’s Bounty is a program designed to provide school students with simple, healthy foods which may be easily prepared by a child over the weekend. This food assistance program for students is offered through the “No Kid Hungry” initiative. Any questions regarding this event can be made by calling the Charleroi Area Elementary Center at 724-483-5554. OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., Home Economics Building in South Park, PA. Held by The Friends of South Park, for projects that will benefit the beautification of South Park. BYOB (even beer) and will include music from WEDO Radio station- Candy and Mike, mixers, snacks, desserts, many basket door prizes and a full catered dinner by our new caterer Cyd West. Tickets are $25/per person and can be purchased from Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403, or by going to their website: or Facebook: FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK-ALLEGHENY COUNTY PARKS using PayPal on either site. For more information, contact the Madam Chairperson, Sharon Adams at or 412 8972403, 6528 VENTURA DRIVE, PGH PA 15236 to get tickets. FOODSCAPE PRESENTATION AND LUNCHEON – 9:30 a.m., at the elegant Grayson House, 157 Riggin Hill Road in

Uniontown. Brie Arthur, noted author and horticulturist, to discuss foodscaping. Who ever said that flowers and edibles can’t grow successfully side-by-side? Here is your chance to learn how to do it from a foodscape expert. The Penn State Master Gardeners of Fayette County are hosting Brie Arthur for a fun and informative talk on how to interplant ornamentals with edibles to create beautiful foodscapes. Lunch follows. Cost for the talk and lunch is $50. Reserve your spot by visiting For more information, please call Penn State Extension – Fayette County at 724-438-0111, or email Valerie V. Sesler at Connect with Fayette County’s Master Gardeners on Facebook. HAM DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Gary’s Chuck Wagon, 109 S Second Street, West Newton PA. Sponsored by The West Newton Little House Association. The meal includes a generous slice of ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, applesauce, homemade dinner roll, assorted desserts and a beverage. The ticket cost is $12.00 per person. Eat in or take out. Tickets can be purchased at Gary’s Chuck Wagon, or by calling 724872-7937. The proceeds benefit the West Newton Little House Association. The Association has maintained the Little House as the meeting place for West Newton Girl Scouts, as well as other community organizations, since 1938.


SUPER GIFT BASKET RAFFLE – 1-4:00 p.m., doors open at 12, Turkeytown Fire Hall 90 Supervisor Drive West Newton, PA. The West Newton Library is holding it’s 3rd Annual Super gift basket raffle event that include American Girl Dolls, Toys, Designer Hand Bags, Event Tickets, Lottery Tree, Gift Certificates and much more, 100s of items. $10 per ticket covers light lunch, snacks, 8 strip of general raffle tickets. Drawings begin at 2:30 p.m. For more info: 724-633-0798.

Tickets at the Library, 124 N Water St or Gary’s Churckwagon Restaurant, 2nd St. West Newton, PA. DOWNTOWN WEST NEWTON INC ANNUAL SPRING STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER FUNDRAISER – 4-7:00 p.m., Chuck Wagon Restaurant, South 2nd Street, West Newton. Tickets on sale now at the restaurant $12 HAM BINGO -1:00 p.m., Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville. The proceeds from this Bingo will help those in need in the Finleyville area. The Parish has been having this fundraiser for the past 35 years. The Bingo will be held in Finley Hall on the parish campus located at 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50, door prizes, instant games, food and refreshments. It’s a great afternoon of fun and it benefits the community. Please come out and support this very worthwhile event. INTERNATIONAL SINGER & SONG WRITER ANNA NUZZO – 6:00 p.m., St. Anthony Chapel, 1704 Harpster St., Pittsburgh, PA. An inspiring evening of Marian Merciful Love! Featuring Prayer & Talks by Fr. Chris Donley, Sr. Emily Lepage & others! With Music by Int’l Catholic Recording Artist Anna Nuzzo! Topics include Mary, Ark of The New Covenant, The Divine Mercy & Consecration to Merciful Love, Plus a Guided Tour of St. Anthony Chapel. Sponsored by Foundation of Jesus The Divine Mercy and Preborn Jesus Ministries. St. Anthony Chapel, America’s Home to 5,000 Relics. For more info 724-747-7071.


THE HISTORY OF IDLEWILD PARK – 7:30 p.m., social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes guest speaker, Jennifer Sopko,

author of “The History of Idlewild Park.” The heartwarming history of Idlewild Park, Pennsylvania’s oldest amusement park is brought to life in a history that continues to delight generations of families. Jennifer, a Pittsburgh native who grew up in White Oak Borough, enlightens readers about forgotten or obscure history in Western Pennsylvania. She has written articles for several regional publications and the author of “Ligonier Valley Vignettes”, a book published in 2013. Members, guests and the public are welcome. JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE - 7-9:00 p.m., large meeting room next to the library at the Jefferson Hills Borough Building. Meetings are open to the public. For information on our activities, please visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram under @jhdemocrats.


THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WEST JEFFERSON HILLS – 7:00 p.m., community rooms of Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Following the election of 2019 Board members, the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society will present the “Hidden History” program that was cancelled in January. Both Society and community members are invited to attend this whimsical look at local history. Old newspaper clippings and archived photographs are displayed, WJHHS Archive Committee members will share tidbits about the area history guaranteed to intrigue and amuse. Whether a lifelong resident or newcomer to the area, audience members are sure to be entertained by the early photographs of the obscure places, the quirky facts, and the unexpected events that make up the little-known history of West Jefferson Hills. Attendees may also tempt their taste buds with nostalgic nibbles, including warm apple crescent dumplings, which will be served with other refreshments.

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AN EVENING WITH ALEXANDER HAMILTON - 6:30 p.m. Doors and displays open, 7:00 p.m. Speakers, 9:00 p.m. Reception and displays; The Chapel at Old Main, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington PA. The Whiskey Rebellion was a response to the excise tax on distilled spirits, proposed by Hamilton, who was George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury, and enacted by Congress in 1791. Tickets are $20 per person at the door. Pre-register online for $18 each or by calling 724.222.3604, with a check mailed to the Bradford House, PO Box 537, Washington PA 15301. Preregistration closes on March 20 at noon.


INDOOR PICNIC – 4-7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA. Cost is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Traditional picnic food will be served. Please join us, everyone is welcome. For additional information, please call 724258-8300. MAKE A WISH DANCE MARATHON – 4-10:00 p.m., South Park Home Economics Building. Dancing, sports, games, prizes, food for area students in grade 5-8. Money raised will be donated to Greater Pittsburgh and WV Chapters of Make a Wish. Students requested to do fundraising prior to event. Registration required - fee is $25.To register or for more information please visit our site at https://singingforwishes.weebly.comQuestions can be sent to Corporate sponsorship opportunities available! Follow Olivia Marie Sperber for more details, event photos and updated events on Facebook SOUP AND SOUL CAFÉ – 5:30 -7:00 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15236. Enjoy homemade soup, sides and desserts along with performances for the Lenten season. Inspirational readings, songs and devotions. $15 Family / $10 Adults / $5 Youth under 15. Reserve tickets at or by calling 412-719-8811. KNIGHT AT THE RACES – doors open at 6:00 p.m., St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish, 1 St. Theresa Court, Munhall, PA. Plans are underway for the Second Annual Knight at the Races! Admission tickets are available for $10 per person and horses are on sale for $10 each from

LOCAL NEWS Tim Richards. Also available are Race Sponsorships for $25 each. Your sponsorships will be announced on Race Night and shown in the Program as well as on a sponsor board throughout the night. Sponsorships with payment may be given to Tim, or you can mail your Check or Money Order to Tim Richards, Race Chairman, P.O. Box 278, Homestead, PA 15120-9998. Please make payments out to: Knights of Columbus #2201 and in the memo line, put “Knight at the Races Sponsorship.” Deadline for sponsorships is March 15, 2019. APPRAISAL FAIR – 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., Lois Guinn Framing, McMurray, PA. Back by popular demand! Lois Guinn Framing is offering the chance for the public to have their antiques appraised by Pittsburgh appraiser Kurt Shaw. Mr. Shaw is a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers and the American Alliance of Museums. He has been an appraiser on KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Hidden Treasures”. The fee is $10 per item, $15 for two, limit of two pieces. Lois Guinn Framing is a custom frame shop where experience and quality sets us apart. Our designers will help you create a framing to match your tastes, preserve your piece and fit your budget. We frame art, photos, diplomas, sports jerseys, and we particularly specialize in shadowbox design. Contact Carrie Hutsko for information at 724-941-5001. 80’S FLASHBACK DRAG QUEEN BINGO - Doors open at 5:30pm, games start at 7p.m., Elizabeth VFD Bingo Hall. Benefits Mon River Arts and Elizabeth Area Development Corporation. Age 21 and over, $20 admission, BYOB. Purchase tickets online at or call 412-405-8425 OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American legion post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, Pa. Admission is still only $5 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. VETERAN’S RESOURCE FAIR – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., East McKeesport Community Center on 539 Chicora Avenue. Held by East McKeesport Veterans of Foreign Wars ‘Hilltoppers’ Post 8430 and the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. All veterans are encouraged to bring their DD Form 214 discharge papers and learn about what benefits may be available for themselves and their family members.

Veterans do not have to be from East McKeesport to attend this event. For more information about VFW Post 8430 and to register, please contact Adams at: 412-823-9687 or email


RINGGOLD HARP ENSEMBLE SPRING TEA – 2-4:00 p.m., new Ringgold Middle School music area, 2 Ram Drive, Monongahela, PA 15063. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school, 724-258-2211.Tickets are $15 each and includes savories, treats and a lovely variety of teas. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund.


SPAGHETTI DINNER – 1- 5:30 p.m., Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 East Bruceton Road. $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 or under. Tickets may be purchased from Lions Club members or at the door. Basket auction as well. Take-out service will be available. Delivery service to Pleasant Hills and Jefferson Hills available between 2:00 and 4:00 on preorders. Call or text (412) 519-8771 by Monday March 25. 100% of profits go to our 5 initiatives: Vision, hunger, Diabetes, environment and childhood cancer. Attendees at the dinner are asked to consider bringing donations of nonperishable food items, which the club will deliver to the local food bank. For more info: Facebook page pleasanthillslionsclub or call 412-655-1234.



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SAVE THE DATE Food Bank to Hold First Annual ‘Clay Shoot’ April 27 The Greater Washington County Food Bank will host its First Annual ‘Clay Shoot’ on April 27, 2019 at Split Rail Sporting Clays in Claysville. Entry fees are $100 per person, 4 shooters per team. Golf carts (2 person) are an additional fee of $40. There will be awards for Top Team and First, Second and Third Place Individual Shooter. A steak dinner is included for all participants. There will be additional raffles available at the event. All proceeds benefit Greater Washington County Food Bank, who provides food, at no cost, to children,families and seniors in Washington County through 45 distribution sites. We are seeking Event Sponsors, Team Sponsors and Station Sponsors as well as donations for the raffle. If you would like to register a team, become a sponsor, or make a donation please contact Sue Urcho at 724-632-2190 ext 114 or email

Benefit 5K/15K to Raise Funds For Pet Adoption League The ‘Not Another Polar Vortex 5K/15K’ will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The race is set for 1902 Donner St. in Boston, PA (under Boston Bridge). Funds raised from the event will benefit PAL (Pet Adoption League). Additional race information and registration can be found at Pet Adoption League is a no kill, non-profit animal shelter that helps unwanted, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. Volunteers supply lots of love and care for the animals with the leadership of Sara Jo Smith. For more information: 724-722-3670

South Hills Children’s Choir Presents ‘Bridges of Song’ Join the South Hills Children’s Choir, fellow choirs, singers, and voice students from the surrounding areas for this ‘community sing’ under the direction of Dr. Susan Rice, director of Heinz Chapel Choir. This program will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Peters Township on Saturday, March 23 from 9 am - 2 pm. Build bridges and community through choral singing coupled with quality music education and friendship. Registration fee is $30, which includes lunch, music, the opportunity to learn from skilled music instructors, and the joy of singing with your community! For more info: Call 724-949-0048 or email or register at

Dr. Walter Weaver Memorial Chorale To be Held During Monongahela 250 Celebration Seeking Former Vocal Students of Dr. Walter E. "Buck" Weaver As part of the ‘Monongahela Area 250’ Celebration being held August 8-11, 2019, the four-day event will feature a concert tribute to the late Dr. Walter E. "Buck" Weaver Memorial. For five decades, Dr. Weaver gave private voice lessons, taught at the high school (Ringgold) level, collegiate level (CCAC) and led church choirs in Brownsville, Elizabeth and Monongahela. Dr. Weaver, affectionately called "Buck" in his hometown of Monongahela taught thousands of students over the decades. Former student Paul Spencer Adkins, opera singer who was a student of Dr. Weaver's, said, "He came out to show that singing was macho." Mr. Adkins was taught and mentored by Dr. Weaver and went on to sing professionally. Adkins' music is featured on several albums. As a tribute to Dr. Weaver who passed on in 2016, the organizers of the Monongahela Area 250 event are putting out a call to locate Dr. Dr. Walter E. "Buck" Weaver's former students so they may come Weaver taught many in together to sing in a Memorial Tribute Chorale the mon valley to sing. on Saturday, August 10, 2019. In addition to the Dr. Walter Weaver Memorial Chorale, the concert will feature selections by Monongahela High School graduates Paul Spencer Adkins, concert pianist Henry Venanzi and composer Jay Chattaway. Anyone knowing of any former students of Dr. Weavers are asked to contact concert organizer Martha Muniz at 724-454-5238. Concert details for the public will be forthcoming.

CRAFTERS WANTED FOR SPRING CRAFT FAIR IN BETHEL PARK Reservations are being taken now for the Spring Craft Fair to be held on April 6 at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park. There will be wide aisles for browsing, plenty of parking and free admission for everyone! Proceeds benefit PRIME TIME Adult Care, a non-profit organization offering medical supervision and physical and mental stimulation of the frail elderly or those with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, please call Mary Ann Weber, Director, at 412-835-6661.

March 2019


Live Bluegrass Concert Set for April 7 in South Park A rare evening of live bluegrass music will be held at Windover Hills Church on Sunday April 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Virginia Luthiers from the Blue Ridge Mountains will return in concert to Windover Hills and present some of the The Virginia Luthiers ( L to R) - Spencer Strickland, Gerald finest bluegrass Anderson, Wayne Henderson and Jimmy Edmunds. music ever heard. They also build some of the world's best guitars, mandolins and fiddles. The Ringgold String Band will play the half hour before the concert. Also notable is a workshop being planned at Ringgold Middle School. The workshop, conducted by the Luthiers, will be an invaluable experience for guitar and violin (fiddle) students attending. Windover Hills Church is located right across from South Park’s Sunny Slope, 6751 Ridge Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. There will not be tickets for this concert but a love offering will be taken. Mark your calendars. You don't want to miss this concert.


Monongahela Women’s Club Raising Funds for ‘Bare Necessities’ The Monongahela Women’s Club, a nonprofit organization is raising funds for the "Bare Necessities" project, which provides children in our schools with needs as shared by the school nurse, teachers, and counselors. The needs may be temporary, as in the case of an accident in school, or ongoing because of financial hardship. We accept donations of new or gently used clothing such as sweatpants, tops, socks, and shoes sizes 4-16. Right now the schools are in particular need of girls' clothing. To donate, contact the school nurse at Ringgold Elementary North or South. You may also contact committee chair, Pamela Priches at 412-6511135 or Donna Vaccari, school counselor. We have also partnered with the Elrama Tavern, located at State Rt. 837 in Elrama on a ‘Dine and Donate’ program. Just mention Monongahela Women’s Club and 15% of your bill will be donated to this non-profit organization. All monies raised will go to worthy causes in Monongahela and the surrounding towns.




March 2019

Former Boy Scouts Establish the First ‘Trail Life USA’ Troop in the Area



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Financial l Wellness Reso ources Free resources for budgeting, saving, credit building, and financcial management Need help budgeting, sav aving, and est ta ablishing credit? Finances create stress and anxiety for everyone everyone. Let us help help. Join us for a FREE two-hour workshop. Participants will: • Learn the steps to creating a sustainable spending plan • Understand, establish, and repair credit • Understand debt and debt solutions • 5H]PNH[LIHURZHUKÄUHUJPHSPUZ[P[\[PVUZ • Identify and avoid fraud and scams SHIM and Group workshops and one-on-one counseling are available at S multiple locations throughout the South Hills. For a listing of upcoming workshops, visit

One-on-one counseling available at the following locations. Call 412.281.9773 to schedule an appointment. South outh Hills Interfaith Movement, 5301 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, P PA A 1510 5102 SHIM Family amily Center, 41 Macek Drive, Pittsburgh, P PA A 15227

On any given Tuesday you will find a group of young boys gathered in a building, nestled in the heart of Peters Township. Dressed in olive uniforms adorned with badges, this group has the unique distinction of being the first Trail Life USA troop in the area. After being affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America for 25 years and producing an impressive 67 Eagle Scouts, Troop 1393 made the decision to move to the more traditional, Christian based Trail Life USA last year. Sponsored by the Crossroads Church of Christ, led by Eric Rauscher and supported by a host of strong role models, the troop embodies the core values of Trail Life USA. Boys in the program earn badges and ranks but the true focus of the group is to instill character and leadership skills that will follow them into adulthood. Troop 1393 is an extremely active troop. The boys, ranging from K through 12, are enthusiastic about the activities in which they participate. These activities vary and include skiing, canoeing, hiking, fishing, caving, BMX riding, trips to Washington DC, Niagara Falls, iron chef contests, caroling at a local retirement home and of course camping just to mention a few. The 2019 Mousetrap car race was a recent event the troop held. It was wonderful to see such a positive and encouraging group. They enjoyed a fun-filled evening cheering each other on and making new friendships. If you know of a boy that would be interested and benefit from joining Trail Life USA Troop 1393, you can contact Eric Rauscher at 724-986-2200 or check us out at

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March 2019



"The History of Idlewild Park" Peters Creek Historical Society Welcomes Guest Speaker

Jefferson United Methodist Taking Orders For Nut Rolls Easter Bake Sale Date Set

Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes guest speaker, Jennifer Sopko, author of "The History of Idlewild Park" to its March 25 meeting held at 7:30 pm in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. The heartwarming history of Idlewild Park, Pennsylvania's oldest amusement park is brought to life in a history that continues to delight generations of families. Jennifer, a Pittsburgh native who grew up in White Oak Borough, enlightens readers about forgotten or obscure history in Western Pennsylvania. She has written articles for several regional publications and is the author of "Ligonier Valley Vignettes", a book published in 2013. Members, guests and the public are welcome.

Jefferson United Methodist Church is now accepting orders for Homemade Easter Rolls. There are three varieties available - Apricot, Nut, and Poppyseed. Orders are $10 each. Phone orders will be taken through Sunday, April 7, 2019. To order, call 412-653-3222, option 3. Order Pick-Up date is Saturday, April 13, 2019, between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. An Easter Bake Sale will also be held on Saturday, April 13 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Cakes, Pies, Candy, Cupcakes, Easter Rolls and more will be available for purchase. Jefferson United Methodist Church is located at 310 Gill Hall Road, in Jefferson Hills.

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP PHOTOGRAPHERS SOUGHT Calling all avid photographers in Rostraver Township! We are looking for scenic pictures taken of our beautiful community to be used for possible Rostraver Township publications. Please note, these pictures should not be older than five years. Photo credit will be given without compensation. Please submit your donated photos of Rostraver Township to Tamira Spedaliere or Jeffrey Keffer at or




March 2019

Monessen Valentine’s Day Craft & Vendor Show A Sweet Success

Paparazzi vendor Heather Crusan sells beautiful jewelry at affordable prices.

DJ Chubbs’ Mike Walters was on hand to spin tunes and keep the crowd entertained.

By Jill Runfola The 4th Annual ‘Shortbread City Valentine’s Day Craft & Vendor Show’ was held on Sat., Feb. 9, at the Firemen’s Social Hall in Monessen. Hosted by Shortbread City Designer Desserts, the free event was sold-out and included 70 vendors in nearly every available category. Vendors on hand, included Shortbread City, Avon, Ava Bella Baby, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Earth and Stone, Wedding Ware, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Christina’s Cakes, Mary Kay, and many more.

Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Honors Students of the Month On February 19, the Monessen/ Rostraver Rotary recognized four students from the Monessen school district for their academic achievements and extracurricular activities. The students included two seniors and two eighth graders. The seniors recognized were Madison Telegraphis and Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Immediate Past Noah Quattro. The President Gerry Stasicha (center) with eighth grade students Monessen middle and high school students (L were Olivia Cooper and to R): Olivia Cooper, Madison Telegraphis, Nigier Foster. The stuNoah Quattro and Nigier Foster. dents attended the Rotary’s weekly meeting to accept their certificates and pens. During the meeting, each student briefly discussed his or her extracurricular activities and career goals with the Rotarians.

Monessen Shortbread City owner Tiffanie Rae Rawlins spearheaded the event.

Bethel A.M.E. Young People’s Dept. Director Kelli Epperson, a cook in the kitchen, served up the tasty food.

Visitors enjoyed shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts, entertainment and music from Mike Walters ‘DJ Chubbs’, tasty foods and refreshments, and an auction. This year’s DJ is Mike Walters or DJ Chubbs. The kitchen food was made possible from Bethel A.M.E. YPD (Young People’s Department) in Monongahela. The menu consisted of delicious fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, wings, etc. Shortbread City owner, Tiffanie Rae Rawlins expressed her appreciation, “I have an incredibly amazing group of loved ones, colleagues, and customers, who clear their calendars to be with me. I am a truly Blessed woman, and my shows are a result of that.”

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville to Host Annual ‘Ham Bingo’ Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville will host its Annual ‘Ham Bingo’ on Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 PM. The Bingo will be held in Finley Hall on the parish campus located at 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. There will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50, door prizes, instant games, food and refreshments. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The proceeds from this Bingo will help those in need in the Finleyville area. The Parish has been having this fundraiser for the past 35 years. It’s a great afternoon of fun and it benefits the community. Please come out and support this very worthwhile event.

March 2019


Vintage Collections In The Spotlight At Elizabeth Township Historical Society

Magisterial District Judge Beth Scagline-Mills administered the oath of office to 2019 officers and directors of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. New directors pictured above (from L to R) are: Bob Bennett, chairman; Ed Falvo; and Cheryl Copeland. Missing is Ray Shepherd.

District Judge Scagline-Mills at left is shown with new officers: Linda Bennett, president; Debbie Popp Gilbert, vice-president; Arlene Falvo, recording secretary; and Diane Filotei, corresponding secretary. Treasurer Gail Kiger is not pictured.

“Spotlight on Our Collections” will be the theme as the Elizabeth Township Historical Society (ETHS) reorganizes their historical displays and offices in the Coates House at 5811 Smithfield Street, Boston, Pa. The goal is to introduce members as well as the public to the household goods, memorabilia, photos and even mining equipment in addition to the history and genealogical materials that are on display or in storage at the ETHS. “The public is invited to join our members to learn the stories behind many items,” said Debbie Gilbert, Vice President of the historical society. “The invitation is extended to anyone who also wants to learn and may attend one or all of the talks” President Linda Bennett said short business meetings will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. with the programs at 7:30 p.m. at the Coates House. “We hope to be enlightened and share a few surprises,” she said. UPCOMING TOPICS AND DATES ARE: Gibson Girl to Suffragists - Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Selections from the ETHS vintage clothing collection will highlight the shifts in women’s fashion from the early1900s to military women in World War I. ETHS members Debbie Gilbert and Norma Werner will talk about the impact of designers like Coco Chanel for this program during Women’s History Month. Tupperware in the 19th Cetnury – Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Chuck Dulick of California, Pa. will share his insights on crocks or stoneware made of clay that were produced primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries in Western Pennsylvania as a utilitarian household necessity. Dulick will talk about the clays, glazing and varied purposes. Vintage cameras, typewriters, phonographs and glassware will be among the future topics. For additional information about the Elizabeth Township Historical Society, call 412-754-2030, e-mail to: or visit t

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Friends of South Park to Hold Mother’s Day Plant Sale Friends of South Park is having a Mother’s Day plant sale on May 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Home Economics Building. All proceeds benefit the enhancement and restoration of South Park. Hanging baskets, patio containers, and flats of annuals will be available for pre-order beginning in March on the Friends of South Park website. For more information please contact Carolyn Savikas at or visit the website



March 2019

West Newton Library Will Hold ‘Super Gift Basket’ Raffle Help support the West Newton Library during its 3rd Annual ‘Super Gift Basket’ Raffle event on Sunday March 24 at the Turkeytown Firehall. Doors open at 12:00 noon and the event runs until 4:00 pm. The first drawing begins at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and include a lite lunch and a strip of general raffle tickets. There will also be upper tier raffles, games of chance and special raffles throughout the event. Some of the items to be raffles off include American Girl Dolls, Toys, Designer Hand Bags, Event Tickets, Lottery Tree, Gift Certificates and much more, 100s of items. Seating is limited so we encourage you to get your tickets ahead of time. Tickets are on sale now at the West Newton Library (724) 633-0798 and at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant in West Newton or you can get tickets at the door until they are gone.

California University of Pennsylvania Schedules Spring Open House Programs California University of Pennsylvania has scheduled Open House programs during the spring semester. Open House programs are scheduled from 9 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and Saturday, April 27. Registration for each event begins at 8 a.m. on the third floor of the Natali Student Center. At an Open House, prospective students can meet faculty and current students, take a campus tour, learn about our clubs and organizations and more. Campus tours will include the residence halls, classrooms and academic departments, and facilities such as the Herron Recreation and Fitness Center, and the Convocation Center. Students and families can talk with Cal U students and m To register for one of the undergraduate Spring Open House dates, visit For information about the admissions process at Cal U, visit or call 724-938-4404. To explore academic majors, visit

Golden Triangle Decorative Painters to Meet in Finleyville The Golden Triangle Decorative Painters will meet on Sunday, March 17 at the Finleyville I.O.O.F. Hall, 3684 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville, PA. Doors will open at 9:30 AM and the business meeting will start at 12:00 noon followed by lunch. Members will be painting walker bags to be donated to a local nursing home. Sandra Camarota will be teaching a watercolor class on May 19, and Cherl Rol, a nationally known teacher, will be teaching three oil classes June 28-30. Plans are underway for our annual Basket Luncheon titled “Beeee Adventurous” to be held on April 28 at the Fairview Sunset Room in Bridgeville. For more information on classes, tickets to the Basket Luncheon, and to become a member, call Cindie at 724-222-7449.

March 2019


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 for children and families during the month of March. For additional information or questions, please call 724-942-5000. VAN GOGH’S SUNFLOWERS (AGES 3 TO 5) Preschoolers will learn about Vincent Van Gogh, create their own “Sunflowers” art, and even plant sunflower seeds! Day: Thursday, March 21 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 NonMember (per child) Location: Community Recreation Center MAD SCIENCE: POLYMER PLAYGROUND (AGES 5 TO 12) Varied concoctions of slime! Day: Monday, March 25 Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon Fee: $39 Member / $59 NonMember TWEEN NIGHT (AGES 9 to 12 YEARS) A night for tweens to socialize, play games, make a craft and enjoy snacks. Pre-registration is required. Day: Friday, March 8 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 NonMember Location: Community Recreation Center KIND KIDS YOGA (AGES 4 TO 11) Learn the basics of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in this high energy class taught in the style of Kidding around Yoga. Featuring original music, KAY motivates children to be active, build confidence and manage emotions. Certified Instructor: Anita Dextradeur Day: Tuesday: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Day: Wednesday -or- Friday Time: 9-10 a.m. Fee: $70 Member / $105 NonMember

KIND KIDS YOGA 90 (AGES 3 TO 6) Learn the basics of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in this high energy class taught in the style of Kidding around Yoga. Featuring original music, KAY motivates children to be active, build confidence and manage emotions. Day: Friday Time: 9-10:30 a.m. Fee: $85 Member / $128 NonMember WALK 15 (AGES 18 AND OVER) Walk 15 takes group fitness to a new level. It is a low impact, multi muscle, calorie torching, walking based workout- with very effective result! All fitness levels welcome! Day: Wednesday Time: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fee: $40 member / $60 nonMember BOOTCAMP 45 (AGES 18 AND OVER) A fun and challenging 45 minute full-body bootcamp style workout, utilizing all major muscle groups to tone and strengthen between calorie-shredding cardio bursts. Cycle timed station circuits utilizing BOSU, dumbbells, tubes, stability ball etc. (AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata methods) Day: Tuesdays : 9:15 to 10 a.m. Fee: $40 Member / $60 NonMember MOMMY & ME BOOTCAMP Mom with children (AGES 5 AND UNDER) A high energy class that will get Mom burning calories and the little ones burning energy. Combination of strength, core, functional and interval training with children participating in the cardio drills. Ages 0-5 years’ welcome. Equipment provided, an energizing hour will be enjoyed by all. Day: Tuesday 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fee: $80 Member / $120 NonMembers


Cook Announces Free Onsite 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Assistance Rep. Bud Cook’s (R-Washington/Fayette) district office staff will once again be available to provide FREE application assistance for the state’s 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program at the following dates, times and locations: • Thursday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Donora Senior Center, 701 7th & Meldon, Donora, PA 15033. • Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Liberty Towers, 520 Liberty St., California, PA 15419. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2018. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. To be eligible, homeowners must earn less than $35,000 a year and renters less than $15,000 with half of Social Security income excluded. Certain supplemental rebates can boost homeowner rebates up to $975. The supplemental rebates are automatically calculated by the Department of Revenue for qualifying homeowners. Residents are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30. Cook also reminds residents that they need not pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available by contacting his Bentleyville district office at (724) 6692242 and online at

Washington County Farm Bureau Holding Annual Food Drive The Washington County Farm Bureau has kicked-off their annual ‘Food Drive’, benefiting your local food pantry of the Greater Washington County Food Bank. To add some excitement and encourage more participation and donations, a contest is being held this year with the local libraries, 4-H clubs and FFA Chapters. The organization that collects the most for the food drive, will receive either a monetary prize or some other form of incentive. Accepted items: • Canned and dried fruits and vegetables • Canned and dried juices • Canned and dried soups • House cleaning supplies • Personal Hygienic items • Pasta and Pasta Sauces Collection will run from now through the end of March. Everything collected locally will go directly to the local food pantry serving the community. For a list of collection sites, please visit For box pick up or more information, please call 724-632-2190 #4.



Jefferson Hills Woman Leads Effort to Send Care Caddies to Veterans Jacklyn Girman of Jefferson Hills started ‘Care Caddy for a Veteran’ in 2016 in memory of her cousin, Army Sgt. George Mackulin. Jacklyn wanted to give back and show support to those that served our country, so she asked family and friends to sponsor a caddy by purchasing a bag from the company thirtyone, of which she is a consultant. Jacklyn used her commission from the sales to purchase toiletries and snacks to fill the caddies. When she started this endeavor, she sold and filled 70 caddies. This year the program grew bigger with Jacklyn selling 215 caddies. This year’s caddies were filled with the help of 45 people at the Floreffe Fire Hall. Family and friends were present along with the ‘Warriors of Chaos’ Veteran's Motorcycle Club, and Thomas Jefferson 9U travel baseball team and Thomas Jefferson 3rd grade metro basketball team. Jacklyn will drop off the Care Caddies to the VA Hospital and the Veterans Leadership Program where they will distribute to the veterans. She hopes to continue to grow this event each year, selling more caddies and having more people volunteer to participate in filling as well.

McMurray VFW Post 764 Auxiliary Visits Veterans and Local Charities

CARE PACKETS FOR FISCHER HOUSE 30 care packets were dropped off to Fischer House for the family members of veterans who are in the VA Hospital.

Jacklyn Girman along with 45 of her friends, family, and community organizations gathered at the Floreffe Fire Hall to help stuff 215 ‘Care Caddies’ for veterans

March 2019

POP TABS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE - The Auxiliary from VFW Post 764 visited the Ronald McDonald House where they dropped off 125 pounds of Pop Tabs. Last year Ronald McDonald House made over $8,000 on those little tabs they collect.

BROWNIES FOR VETERANS - The Auxiliary from VFW Post 764 in McMurray, recently made over 400 brownies and delivered them to veterans at the VA Hospital in Oakland. The brownies were packaged 2 each in a Ziploc bags and passed out to all the veterans waiting in Hero's Hall.

March 2019


DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM NEWS The Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum has announced the dates for their upcoming walking tours of Eldora Park and Cement City. Space is limited, so please contact the DHS and add your name to the RSVP list.

Eldora Park Walking Tours You’ve heard of Eldora Park before, but had no idea where it was. Now is your chance to satisfy your curiosity. The Donora Historical Society has scheduled their third annual Eldora Park Walking Tours for Saturday, March 30 and Saturday, April 6. Both tours will begin at 12:00 noon. These will be the only Eldora Park tours this year. The tour will start at the Smog Museum (595 McKean Avenue) with a photo and newspaper article presentation. The presenter will be Smog Museum curator and archivist Brian Charlton. The tour group will then drive three miles to the Eldora section of Carroll Township to conduct the walking tour. Eldora Park followed in the pattern of Kennywood, Luna, West View and dozens of other amusement parks across the United States. Located three miles west of Donora, Eldora Park opened in 1904 to an overwhelming throng of five thousand people. This tiny, out-of-the-way park was able to attract world renowned speakers and performers. The cost is $12 per person and you should allow two hours for the presentation and walking tour. Appropriate footwear is suggested due to potentially wet or muddy conditions on portions of the trail. Hiking or walking sticks are also encouraged. RSVP soon, as it’s anticipated that both tours will sell out. If you have any questions, visit and click the “Eldora Park Walking Tour” tab, or contact the Historical Society.


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Spring Cement City Home And Walking Tours Our spring Cement City Home and Walking Tours are scheduled for Saturday, April 13, Sunday, April 14, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. All tours will begin at 1:00 p.m. This is your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 102 years ago in 1917 and the inspiration for the featured addition to the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village. The cost of the tours are $15 per person. Space is limited, so it is encouraged to choose a date, then call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup list. If you have any questions about Cement City, one of our Home and Walking Tours or our project with the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village, please visit our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the Historical Society.

1948 Smog Presentation In Rostraver Brian Charlton of the Donora Historical Society will visit the Rostraver Historical Society on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. to present “The 1948 Smog Disaster.” The presentation will be held at the historic Fells Methodist Church at 800 Fellsburg Road in Rostraver. This presentation has been given countless times and was also filmed by CSPAN. If you have additional questions about the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by appointment, or email us at or call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message. You can also visit us on the website at or follow us and ‘Like Us’ on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

Teen boys hold up their Valentine crafts that they made at the YMCA Family Fun Night. Pictured (L-R): Matt Daskivich, Ben Daskivich, Lucas Donahoe, Nathan Burge, and Jacob Meyer.

Angel Gulick of the YMCA is flanked by two teen volunteers, David Weiner of Donora (left) and Chloe Miller of Monessen (right).

By Jill Runfola The Monongahela YMCA held a ‘Family Fun Night’ on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Activities included video games, dancing to upbeat music, arts and crafts, ping pong, swimming, and more. The program is a fun, relaxed event for all people, free for all members and $5 for nonmembers. “The program is run every month, from November to April, simply for families to come out and participate in the different activities,” said Angel Gullick, YMCA Program/Youth & Teen Director. “The purpose of the program is for the whole family to spend an evening together,” she added. Although, youth are still welcome to enjoy the events unaccompanied by an adult. Youth Volunteer Groups help to run the programs. Two teen leaders present on this night were David Weiner from Donora and Chloe Miller from Monessen. For more information about attending a future ‘Family Fun Night,’ please contact Angel Gullick at the YMCA by calling 724-483-8077.

Presentation ‘Vietnam, Then & Now’ March 13 in Brentwood A presentation, ‘Vietnam, Then & Now’ will be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Whitehall House, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood. Last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, members of the Veterans Breakfast Club, including seven Vietnam veterans, embarked on a two week guided tour of Vietnam, highlighting the battle zones of the war, while also exploring Vietnam’s history and natural beauty. Join us for this presentation by Todd DePastino, Executive Director of the Veterans Breakfast Club. Box lunch is $10. Hear the program and have coffee, it’s free. RSVP to Chris at 412-881-9022 or email:

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Charthene Club Honors ‘Girl of the Month’ The Charthene Club is a women's organization based in Charleroi that is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of this community and the surrounding area. At their recent club meetings, Mrs. Deena Issi, Chairperson of the Youth and Education Committee announced the Charthene Club ‘Girl of the Month’ recipients for January and February. Madison Smith was selected as the ‘Girl of the Month for January, and Elizabeth Muchesko was selected as the ‘Girl of the Month for February.

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Enjoy a Lenten Fish Fry at any of these area locations! SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL CATHOLIC PARISH, 126 Church Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314. 724-2091370. Every Friday starting Feb 15 thru April 19, including Ash Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Drexel Hall Reception Center, 208 Abromaitis Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314. Eat in OR Takeout for ALL Fish Fry’s. Takeout orders telephone: 724209-1370, extension 424. TRUE VINE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 700 E. Main Street, Monongahela, (Black Diamond) Pa. Annual Fish Fry, starting Ash Wednesday, March 6 and every Friday in Lent. 11a.m.-6:30 pm. Eat in/Carry out. Call ahead and we can have it ready for you. Ask about limited local deliveries, when available. 724-292-8561 ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI FISH FRY - Ash Wednesday, March 6, Friday, March 8, March 15, March22, March 29, April 5, and April 12, 11:30 am – 2:00 p.m, and 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at St. Damien Parish Park located behind Dierken's Pharmacy in Monongahela. Menu includes baked or fried Fish (with or without bun), Shrimp or Crab Cake dinners with 2 sides included. We have the "Big Kahuna Sandwich" with fries and slaw on the sandwich. A la carte items are baked or fried Fish Sandwich, 6 piece Shrimp, 2 Crab Cakes or Pizza Slice. Sides are fresh cut fries, mac

Fish Fries & cheese, coleslaw, haluski, and provolone sticks. Desserts as well as bottled water and pop will be available for purchase. All items are made fresh. For take-outs call 724 310-2027. ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Sixth & Lookout, Charleroi, PA. Friday Lenten Fish Fry: 11 AM to 6 PM, eat-in or takeout. Fried fish or fried crab cake dinner with cole slaw, hush puppies, cake, and halushki or fries; New Baked fish dinner* with same sides (*call ahead); Kid’s fish stick dinner with fries; Fish or crab cake sandwich; Pierogis with fried onions; Separate fries, hush puppies, soda or water. Coffee or tea with dinners (eat-in only). Good Friday: Takeout only 11 AM to 5 PM. Phone 724-483-4072. ST. VALENTINE CHURCH, Frawley Hall, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park, PA 15102. The dates during Lent are March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12 from 4:30-7:30

p.m. Call ahead for Take-Out at 412-851-9176 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cod, shrimp, pierogi, homemade desserts. May sides and drinks. Full Menu on" ELIZABETH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Fish Frys begin Friday March 8 - April 12. Luncheon will be 11:00 to 1:00. Dinner will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Menu includes Fish dinners (fried or baked); Shrimp; Crab Cake; and Shrimp/Crab cake Combo dinners. All dinners include 1 side dish, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, cake and beverage. Cost of dinners are $11.00, or $9.00 for a small dinner. A La Carte items: Fish Sandwich ($8.00); Fish or Shrimp on a dish ($7.00), Crab Cake (add 1 to any dinner for $4.00), Clam Chowder ($3.00), and Mac & Cheese, Haluski, French fries, or Coleslaw for $2.00 each), Cake ($1.00). Dine-In or Take-Outs available. Call ahead for take-out orders at 412-384-7050. AMERICAN LEGION POST 760, 2409 Bethel Church Road. 412-835-9690. Fish Fry starting Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent, 4-8:00 p.m., The Menu includes: Baked or Fried Fish, Shrimp, Pierogies, Mac n Cheese, Homemade Coleslaw & Haluski Homemade Potato Chips & Fresh Cut French Fries Dine In or Take Out Available: 412-8359690

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Finley Hall, Finleyville, PA. Ash Wednesday, March 6, 12-6:30 p.m., Baked or fried fish, coleslaw, mac and cheese, French fries or pierogies. Ala Cart and take out available. 724-348-0803 ST. THOMAS A’ BECKET, 139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills 15025. Annual Lenten Fish Fry beginning on Friday, March 8, 2019 and running every Friday during Lent during the hours of 4:00-7:00PM. Each Friday will feature hand-breaded fresh cod, baked fish, shrimp dinners, pizza, kid’s meals, and desserts. Pierogies will be available on Good Friday. Eat-in or take-out is available. Please call 412-655-9966 to place an order. WEST NEWTON LIONS CLUB - Ash Wednesday Fish Fry on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Take out or Dine in. Lions Field House, 511 Pittsburgh Street, West Newton. Accessible, plenty of parking. All items are Ala Carte. Baked Cod on a Dish or Fried Cod Sandwich, Tuna Salad Scoop or Sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Potato Soup, Potato and Cheese Pierogis, Haluski, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks or Water, Desserts will be available, (unless you ate yours on Fat Tuesday). For more information or to place order call 724.972.3779

Spring Tea to Be Held On March 31 For The Ringgold Harp Ensemble Ringgold Harp Ensemble will present a ‘Spring Tea’ on Sunday afternoon, March 31 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 p.m. The performance will be held in the new Ringgold Middle School music area, 2 Ram Drive, Monongahela, PA 15063 Tickets are $15 each and are on sale in the main office of the middle school. Ticket purchase includes savories, treats and a lovely variety of teas. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. For more information, call 724-258-2211. Proceeds will benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund, which enables the harp students to attend the Ohio Scottish Arts School (OSAS) at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The weeklong event at OSAS provides extensive classes in Scottish harp taught by the best teachers from the United States and Scotland.


March 2019

Business & Merchant News Vintage Real Estate LLC Relocates to Bethel Park By Alice Harris Vintage Real Estate, LLC is relocating their offices from Valleybrook Road in McMurray to Library Road in Bethel Park. A Grand Opening celebration will be held at their new offices on March 23, 2019 from 12 noon to 4:00 PM. Sue Schmitz, Broker/Owner of Vintage Real Estate, LLC has been in the real estate business for over 40 years. She received her real estate license in 1978 and her broker license in 1988. A native of the area, she opened Vintage Real Estate Vintage Real Estate's Shelly McKenna (left) and LLC in 2002 on Sue Schmitz (right) combine their respective Valleybrook Road in expertise and years of experience to address all McMurray and has real estate needs. Their Grand Opening - Open House will be held on March 23, 2019 from 12worked in the South 4:00 pm at their new location at 5920 Library Hills ever since. When Road. Bethel Park. PA. Vintage Real Estate's new the building that housed slogan is "Expect the Best" and they are committhe former Armen's ted to provide that to their clients. House of Music on Library Road became available, Sue decided to purchase the building and relocate her office to Bethel Park. They have spent the past year gutting and remodeling the old building to fit their needs and look like new again. She has also teamed up with Shelley McKenna, another native to the area, who has 20 years of experience in titles, background, and loan processes. A woman owned business, their new office employs seven full time representatives with a good mix of expertise. Vintage Real Estate LLC covers the areas from Robinson to South Fayette, the South Hills, and Pittsburgh to Washington. They are committed to work with a client's needs to provide a personal professional process to buy or sell a home, rent or lease, investment properties, and property management. The happiness of both agents and clients is how Sue measures the success of her business. She invites the community to stop by anytime to say 'Hello' and also to attend their Grand Opening on March 23.

Belle Vernon Public Library Welcomes New Director The Belle Vernon Public Library has a new face behind the circulation desk, but not one new to libraries. Elina Filander began in midJanuary as the leader of library located in the North Belle Vernon borough building, her third time helming a Mon Valley library. “I had wonderful experiences at both Bentleyville and Monongahela,” said the new director. “But I wanted to work a little less about five years ago so I stepped away from fulltime work be a bookseller at the South Hills Village Barnes & Noble and do a few hours a week in the Children’s Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport. I thought a hometown atmosphere made Belle Vernon sound just right.” Filander has already made some plans for future programs kicking off with a Preschool STEM-oriented Storytime beginning on March 5 at 1:00 p.m. “It’s going to feature a little science or math based activity each week along with stories, songs and crafts,” Filander explained. “People think of science as an older child’s area, but looking, sorting, and experimenting in the form of trying something and seeing what happens are all appropriate for younger kids.” The library will also be hosting a Westmoreland Library Network book discussion of the Lisa Genova novel Still Alice on April 24 with copies available to borrow earlier that month. “Nancy and Courtney, the veteran staff members have already given me some great ideas for other programs and services we can incorporate into our offering,” the director added. To sign up for either of the above programs, please call the library at 724-929-6642.

MVRCC Hosting ‘Launch Party’ to Introduce New Website and Logo Please join the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce for a ‘Launch Party’ to celebrate the release of their new website and a new logo on March 19 at Off the Wall Arts located at 532 McKean Ave. Charleroi. There will be a presentation of the new website beginning at 4:00 PM that will allow the membership to learn of all of the great opportunities that will come along with the chamber’s new site as well as the “reveal” of the new, never before seen logo that will now represent the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a chance to network and mingle after the presentation, light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. This is a Free Event.

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CASA for Kids, Inc. This month the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce shines a spotlight on a very important organization in Washington County, CASA for Kids, Inc. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides a valuable service to children that have suffered abuse and neglect. This mission of CASA for Kids, Inc. in Washington County is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Washington County juvenile court system. By training community volunteers to serve as fact finders and speak for the children in court, children’s needs are met to ensure safety and permanency in their lives. Here is how YOU can help: • Become a trained CASA advocate • Volunteer to assist in the office • Volunteer to assist with fundraising event • Donation-text “CASA4KIDS” to 44-321 For more information please log onto

SOUTH HILLS AREA CHAPTERS OF WOMEN'S BUSINESS NETWORK MEETINGS The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. To learn more, visit Local area meetings will be held during the month of March as follows: The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Bowling Alley at the Meadows, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, March 6th and 20th. Contact Sallie Dunn at 724-5034500. The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Point Drive in Washington on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, March 13th and 27th. Contact Vicki Pinkney at 412-997-1603. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:00 a.m. at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, March 12th and 26th. Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279. The South Hills Chapter meets at 8:00 a.m. at Whole Foods, 111 Siena Drive in Upper St Clair on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, March 7th and 21st. Contact Lucy Cichon at 412-559-1889.



Behanna Auto & Tire

Behanna Auto & Tire, located at 189 Main Street, in New Eagle is a family owned and operated business. They have been proud to serve the community and surrounding communities for the past 12+ years. Behanna Auto & Tire started out on a back street in New Eagle in a small garage. About three years ago they were able to purchase and move to their current location. After putting a lot of time and work into remodeling the old brick building and property, they now have more room for bays for cars and a new alignment lift, that can service standard size cars to larger and longer trucks. Truly a “One Stop Auto Shop”, they service all makes and models and have a huge range of services from a simple tire repair, change light bulb, State/ Emission Inspections, oil change, motors, tune-ups, tires new and used, diagnostic, brakes, batteries, air conditioning, exhaust & mufflers, alignments and much more. So please next time you need anything call them at 724-258-8834 or stop down and let them take care of you. Congratulations to Behanna Auto & Tire for becoming Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce February Business of the Month.

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SOUTH HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MARCH EVENTS The South Hills Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of events during the month of March. Additional information and registration for these events can be found at or by calling 412-306-8090. ‘Chamber After 5’ – March 5 The ‘Chamber After 5’ event will be held at TopGolf in Bridgeville, on March 5 from 5pm-7pm. Even if you're not a golfer, this event will prove to be a fun way to network after hours! Bring your own golf clubs, or use those provided. Your $55 admission ticket provides a life membership to Topgolf, two hours of game play in a private bay, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and two drink tickets (beer/wine.) You MUST pre-register for this event, and cannot show up at the door. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 1. Open to both Members and Non Members.

‘Coffee Connect’ Breakfast meeting – March 13 Don't miss the monthly ‘Coffee Connect’ breakfast meeting on March 13! This will be a unique networking event sponsored by Macy's and is being held from 8am – 10am in the store at the South Hills Village mall. MyStylist personal shopper, Kathi Hursh, will be talking about Spring trends and the services that she offers, and we will have plenty of time afterwards to network. The meeting will take place in the conference room on the third floor adjacent to the Beauty Salon. This meeting is FREE to South Hills Chamber Members, and only $10 to non-members.

Luncheon at ‘The Yard’ – March 21 The March South Hills Chamber luncheon will be held at ‘The Yard’ in the Galleria, Mt Lebanon, at 11:30am, and will feature guest speaker, Laurean Kile, the founder of Launch Collective Expo. Laurean will be pre-

senting on "The Art of Creating a Strategic Network." There is much more to just showing up to a networking meeting and exchanging business cards over lunch if you are going to grow your business. Laurean will provide insights as to how to create a strategic network; one that propels you forward in business and life!

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Information Session – March 27 Are you looking to do business with the U.S. Government? Don't know where to start? If so, this information session on March 27 will be invaluable to you. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, or SPC, is the region's forum for collaboration, planning, and public decision-making and is responsible for planning and prioritizing the use of all state and federal transportation funds allocated to the region. Steve Meredith, (Program Manager, Government Contract Procurement), will present at the South Hills Chamber office, located at 61 McMurray Rd, Suite 105, Pittsburgh PA 15214 at 9am, and will inform you how to tap into the Government market place, topics covered in this informational meeting will include: • Registering to do business with the government • Daily electronic bid matching • Access to military and federal specifications • Assistance understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation • Comprehensive contact lists • Training • Bid and proposal preparation • Contract histories There is NO FEE for this event, but you must register to attend. Learn more about the SPC here:

The ‘Great Gathering VI’ Business Mega Mixer Set For March 20 in Canonsburg Please join The Mon Valley Regional Chamber in partnership with the Pittsburgh Business Exchange and 20 other chambers of commerce, businesses and energy associations, as they come together to host the ‘Great Gathering VI’ on Wednesday, March 20 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr. Canonsburg, Pa. The Great Gathering is the largest annual business mixer in Southwestern Pennsylvania with close to 1,000 business owners, corporate level executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals from all over western Pennsylvania. An Executive VIP Reception with local and regional government officials will be held from 5-6pm (Open bar. Must have registered in advance while registration is still open.) Enjoy a light fare and hors d'oeuvres, exhibitor tables from great local companies, chance auction, door prizes, cash bar, special guests and local celebrities. With 21 organizations on the docket, this will be a fantastic networking opportunity for all levels of leadership in business. This event fills up quickly. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of business leaders, entrepreneurs and top executives in the region. Due to participation from multiple organizations this year, space is limited, RSVP as soon as possible to secure a reservation by logging on to

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Carroll Twp. Police Chief To Receive Distinguished Citizen Award By Miranda Startare Carroll Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting February 5 and announced that Chief of Police Paul Brand has been selected to receive a ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ by the Boy Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council.Chief Brand, who is well-respected in his community, was unanimously voted to receive the award to be given at the annual awards dinner on March 4 at 7:30 pm at the Monongahela Valley Hospital Anthony L. Lombardi Education and Conference Center. The awards dinner and fundraiser is open to the public. Chief Brand regularly supports the Scouts and attends the yearly event. The honor is well-deserved, according to Brand’s many colleagues and friends. Carroll Township Solicitor Herman Bigi, referring to his many encounters with officers throughout his career, described Chief Brand as “one of the best chiefs of police I’ve ever come across,” and “an exceptional police officer.” Also at the meeting, the Board approved the hiring of part-time police officer Jeffrey Toth, effective February 5. Additionally, the township will be advertising requests for proposals for the 2019 paving projects to include Hazelkirk, Orchard, and Greenridge. These larger paving projects must be completed by an outside company due to the scale of the projects, according to the supervisors.


Belle Vernon Council Addresses Vacant Positions, Roads and Upcoming Events By Jill Runfola The Belle Vernon Borough began their monthly council meeting on February 19, 2019 by stating the need to fill certain positions. Also, with the Spring and Summer approaching, the Belle Vernon recreation board was busy scheduling activities for the Mon Valley area. School crossing guard Nicole Bonacci will be resigning, and the district will need to fill the position. Cliff Gorski, Finance Committee, made a motion to advertise the opening that starts with the 2019-20 school year. In addition, council expressed the need to advertise for an auditor and said the Municipal Audit and Finance Report is due by April 1. The Mayor, Gerald Jackson added that it should be okay as long as they get the report completed in a timely manner. Mr. Rich Saxberg, Chief Council and V.P. Chairman, discussed obtaining 22 more tons of salt and 5 tons of patch for Belle Vernon area roads. He commented, “Water is coming out of places it has never come out of before, and we’re trying to keep it off the roads.” He also noted that we are about average for where we should be for salt this year and with the warmer weather there will be the need to patch roads. In other business, Rachel Wilson, BV Recreation Board Borough President, reported on some of the exciting events in store for the area. The festivities will start with an Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13. Other activities include a Fishing Tournament on June 15, and a ‘Bike Run’ in early July. A canoe event will be featured on July 13, and the second Tuesday in July is the city’s Kennywood Day.

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New Eagle Borough Council listened to the concerns of a resident about extensive flooding on his property at the February 5 monthly meeting. Keith Richardson, a resident of Vine Street in the borough for 36 years, described the situation as a “pond” in his yard that is flooding his and some of his neighbors’ basements and properties. Richardson said that his Vine Street property has always had a flooding issue due to what he believes is spring water that local residents say was covered up many years ago. The flooding has increased in recent years, according to Richardson and his neighbors, creating saturated yards, with areas of smelly, stagnant water. Richardson stated that he has had to cut grass wearing rubber boots due to the conditions. Council listened to Richardson’s concerns and requests for a solution, such as a french drain to direct the water into the creek below the properties, and assured the residents that they will investigate the problem and decide on a solution for the issue.

March 2019


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MARCH HAPPENINGS AT MONESSEN CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The Monessen Center for Active Adults located at 1925 Grand Blvd, Monessen, 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. Daily card playing, wii bowling, Carnival Bingo, are just some of our activities. In addition, every Monday and Friday we have Bingo starting at 12:45 pm. We also have Free Tai Chi on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Walk with Ease on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30am. For more Center information, call 724-684-6105 and ask for Miriam, or give us your email address to receive our monthly publication of our events. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: March 1 – Tai Chai 1:00 pm to 2:00pm Classes are Free Every Friday March 4 – Walk with Ease 10:30 to 11:30 am Classes are Free every Monday and Wednesday

March 4 – Bingo 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Every Monday and Friday March 4 – Justin Walsh’s Office Helping with Property and Rental Rebates 10am to 2pm March 12 –Lunch and Show St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 12pm to 2pm March 19 – Speaker from OSPTA 11:00 am March 21 –Western Southern Life – SCAMON YOUR MONEY 11:00am to 12:00pm March 25 – Ceramics with Johnna from A J’s Ceramics 12:30 to 2:30pm March 26 – March Birthdays Celebration 11:30 am March 26 – Monthly Board Meeting 10:00 am March 27 – Bus Trip and Lunch Lady Luck Casino 11:30 am Upcoming April 6 – Senior Prom 4pm to 8 pm

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LifeSpan Offers Resources and Services for Seniors LifeSpan Meals on Wheels/Home Delivered Meals Program Home delivered meals are provided by LifeSpanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homestead, Clairton, Imperial and Knoxville locations for individuals 60 years of age or older who cannot cook or shop and are isolated or recovering from injury or illness.

Call the AC Area Agency on Aging Senior Line to determine your eligibility for all programs 412-350-5460 or 412-350-4235

LifeSpanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Management Professional Care Managers conduct in home assessments and facilitate delivery of services signed to support older adults remaining in their homes.

LifeSpanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Resource Centers Our community Resource Centers are open each weekday and provide adults 60 and older access to a variety of services: Daily catered noontime meal, Social/recreation activities, Health & Education programs, Information & Assistance and Transportation registration


LifeSpan is a non-profit agency providing critical support services for residents of Allegheny County age 60 and over. Programs and services include: Care Management, Family Caregiver Support, Home Delivered Meals and Senior Community Resource Centers. For more information, or to find a LifeSpan Senior Community Center near you, please visit our website at

Cookie Campaign a Success LifeSpan would like to extend a sincere â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thank Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to everyone who baked/donated for our 9th Annual â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sweet Holiday Wishesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cookie Campaign. With your help, we collected and distributed over 6,300 cookies giving each one of our 709 participants a half dozen of cookies.

Senior Trip Planned A trip is being planned to Montreal & Quebec, Canada from April 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 4, 2019. Cost is $840 per person/double occupancy, and includes: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, Guided tour of Montreal, Old Montreal, Quebec City and Old Quebec, Notre Dame Basilica, Visit to St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oratory/Shrine, St. Anne De Beaupre Shrine, Montreal Casino, Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum, Montmorency Falls, plus more! $100 deposit will hold your seat. Call 412-831-7111 for reservations. Must have a valid passport. Trip leaves from the Bethel Park LifeSpan, 5151 Park Ave. Bethel Park, PA 15102

Save The Date Highmark â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Walk for a Healthy Communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; May 11, 2019 at 9:00 am. Join Lifespanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team for this walk, starting at Stage AE on the North Shore. For more information or to donate, contact Mike Dunn at 412464-1300

Membership Drive 2019 Our 2019 Membership/renewal drive is underway. Cost is just $10 a year. Our goal is to start 2019 with a bang and increase our membership. Invite your friends to come and experience what we have to offer. You can visit any site to renew your membership or sign up as a new member.


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Some Benefits Of Growing Older Many people are quick to think of growing older in a negative light. Although there certainly are some side effects of aging that one may wish to avoid, people may find that the benefits of growing older outweigh the negatives. Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of the population. In the United States, the Administration on Aging states that the older population (persons 65 years or older) numbered 46.2 million in 2014 (the latest year for which data is available). Statistics Canada reports that, in July 2015, estimates indicated that there were more persons aged 65 years and older in Canada than children aged 0 to 14 years for the first time in the country’s history. Nearly one in six Canadians (16.1%) was at least 65 years old. With so many people living longer, it’s time to celebrate the perks of getting older rather than the drawbacks. Here are some great benefits to growing old. Higher self-esteem: The insecurities of youth give way as one ages, and older people have less negativity and higher self-esteem. A University of Basel study of people ranging in ages from 18 to 89 found that regardless of demographic and social status, the older one gets the higher selfesteem climbs. Qualities like selfcontrol and altruism can contribute to happiness. Financial perks: Seniors are entitled to discounts on meals, museum entry fees, movies, and other entertainment if they’re willing to disclose their ages. Discounts are available through an array of venues if one speaks up. Seniors also can enjoy travel perks, with slashed prices on resorts, plane tickets and more. The U.S. National Park Service offers cit-

As men and women age, their social circles may begin to shrink. The health resource Aging Care says 43 percent of seniors have a persistent sense of loneliness. For many, dating is helping them find renewed companionship, selfconfidence and vigor. Despite the rush that one may feel when beginning a new relationship, it is important to put safety first. One of the key considerations is disease prevention. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that, between 2000 and 2008, there was a 45 percent increase in reported sexually transmitted diseases in Americans over the age of 40. Online dating may make seniors vulnerable to STDs. Many STDs go unrecognized and thusly untreated in the senior community. Education can help keep seniors safe. Doctors can inquire about sexual activity as they would with other age groups. Seniors should practice protected intimacy and get refresher courses on ‘safe sex’ education. Growing older may involve gray hair or wrinkling skin, but there are also many positive things associated with aging.

izens age 62 and older lifetime passes to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites for just $10 in person ($20 online or via mail). Reasoning and problem-solving skills: Brain scans reveal that older adults are more likely to use both hemispheres of their brans simultaneously - something called bilateralization. This can sharpen reasoning skills. For example, in a University of Illinois study, older air traffic controllers excelled at their cognitively taxing jobs, despite some losses in short-term memory and visual spatial processing. Older controllers proved to be experts at navigating, juggling multiple aircrafts simultaneously and avoiding collisions. Less stress: As people grow older, they are able to differentiate their needs from wants and focus on more important goals. This can alleviate worry over things that are beyond one’s control. Seniors may realize how little the opinions of others truly mean in the larger picture, thereby feeling less stress about what others think of them.


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March 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 724-872-4976 and ask for Judy to make a hair appointment. Daily card playing, billiards, 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 until April 2. Walking the Center Wednesdays at 9:00 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. To join our monthly email group on center activities, please email Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: March 1 - Jewelry making 10:3011:30am March 6 - St. Patty’s craft 10:0011:00am March 8 - Blood pressure 11:30am March 11 - Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am March 11 - Ceramics making 12:30pm March 12 - Board Meeting 10:00am March 12 - Super Foods w/ Scott 10:30am

March 13 - St. Patty’s craft 10:0011:00am March 15 - Birthday Party 11:30am March 18 - Lunch & Show - Jeff Huseman March 20 - The Meadows 10:00am March 21 - Coffee and Canvas 6:00-8:00pm March 26 - Grocery Bingo 1:00pm March 27 - Easter craft 10:0011:00am March 28 - Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am March 29 - Blood pressure 11:30am

Upcoming 2019 Trips Wed. March 20 – Meadows Casino - Departing at 10 am from the Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot and 5:45 am 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 is $25 and you receive $20 in free play and $5 for food. Sat. April 27 – Discover Cleveland – Departing at 5:30 am 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 is $120. Sat. May 18th – Potomac Eagle Romney West Virginia - Departing at 9 am from the Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot and 9:15 am at the Park and Ride in Belle Vernon, a threehour train ride to where the eagles fly! We will enjoy lunch on the train along the way! Cost is $120.

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PETERS TOWNSHIP RECREATION CENTER OFFERING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR SENIORS The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, PA 15367 is offering the following upcoming programs and events for seniors. For additional information or questions, please call 724-9425000. 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. Days: March 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Musician John Sarkis (of the Skyliners!) *Wear green for St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day! Time: 12:00 noon to 2 p.m. Location: Community Recreation Center, Peterswood Park Senior Bus Trips Ramblinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Route 30 (Dine Around And Historical Tour) Guided tour of the Flight 93 National Memorial for an in-depth experience honoring the passengers and crew aboard this fateful flight. On to dine around at the Coal Miners CafĂŠ, and a stop at the Original Pie Shoppe. Step back in time with a docent-led tour at the historic Compass Inn. Finish your day with dessert at the Lincoln Highway Heritage Museum. Day: April 25, 2019 Departure Time: TBA Fee: $132 per person Registration Deadline: March 18, 2019

Clairton Area AARP Kicks Off 2019 Activities The Clairton Area AARP #1612 will begin their 2019 year of activities on Wednesday, March 27 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Donuts and coffee will be available at 9:30 AM followed by a brief meeting. The March entertainment will be a celebration of Pittsburgh through pictures and music presented by Bob Cahalan. Following the entertainment, a hot sandwich will be served for $3/members and $4/non-members. The tour committee has some great trips planned for 2019 beginning March 23 with a visit to the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly Theatre to see â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Dollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Houseâ&#x20AC;?-Part 2. Future trips include a visit to Virginia Beach to watch an amazing military tattoo, the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, Greensburg to see â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lettermen,â&#x20AC;? and a visit to The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a few of the many trips planned by our committee. Please call Margie at (724) 872-1165 for more information. You can call Kathy Weigand at (412) 854-0594 for a copy of their most recent newsletter containing details of future meetings and all the upcoming trips.





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YOUR HEALTH MVH Offers a Multiphasic Blood Analysis Screening Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will hold its semi-annual Multiphasic Blood Analysis Screening on Saturday, March 23, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center on the hospital campus. From one small blood sample, 36 individual tests will be performed that can detect diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys and circulatory system. At no additional cost, the screening will also include a full lipid profile. Other tests, including Hemoglobin A1C (blood test for diabetes), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prostatic specific antigen (PSA), and Vitamin D will also be available for an additional cost. Participants will be asked to provide the full name and complete address of the physician to whom their test results will be sent. A 12-hour fasting period is required prior to testing. Persons on medication should consult their physicians. Certified medical professionals from the MVH laboratory will administer the testing. The procedure takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Parking is free for participants The analysis is open to the public with a cost of $30 per person. Register Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. Registration is required and closes on Wednesday, March 20. Payment options include cash, check or credit card.

Healthy and Fit Orthopedic Series

The session is expected to last approximately one hour. The session is free and includes light refreshments.

MVH Doctors To Give Four-Part Series On Orthopedics Monongahela Valley Hospital, The Orthopedic Group and the Center for Fitness and Health are providing a four-part information series on orthopedics. The series begins on Thursday, Mar. 7, at 6 p.m., when Shane Hennessy, D.O., presents “Concussions in Athletics.” On Thursday, Apr. 12, the series continues with orthopedic surgeon, Eric Nabors, M.D., discussing “Disc Replacement.” On Thursday, May 23, Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D., will present “Cryoneurolysis: Freeze Your Knee Pain Away.” The series concludes with Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M., presenting “Achilles Tendon Injuries: Modern Diagnosis and Treatment.” All sessions are held in suite 120 of the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex. Each session is expected to last approximately one hour. Light refreshments will be provided at the free sessions, but registration is required. To register, call 724-379-5100.

9out of 10 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer are at least 50 years old. Colorectal Cancer Education & Screening Wednesday, March 20, 1-3 p.m.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL MARCH EVENTS 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, March 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, March 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 724258-1333. Thursday, March 7 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 9 - 11 a.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 724-2581483.

Thursday, March 7 — Healthy and Fit Series: “Concussions in Athletics” 6 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is the first of a four part series. Shane Hennesy, D.O., will discuss will discuss symptoms and treatments for athletic concussions. To register, call 724–379-5100. Monday, March 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 724-6783601. Tuesday, March 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. Tuesday, March 19 — Better Breathers Club 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-2581226.

Wednesday, March 20 — Colorectal Education and Screening 1 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital will offer a free colorectal cancer education and screening in observance of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Control Month. Health care professionals will provide information during the education portion of the presentation and MVH staff will explain and provide instructions for the take home colorectal screening kit. Although the education program and test kit are free, seating is limited. Advance registration required. To register, call 724-258-1333. Thursday, March 21 — Talk With a Doc: “What is Diabetes and How Can it Affect Your Feet?” 12:30 p.m., Monongahela YMCA. Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M., will discuss “What is Diabetes and How Can it Affect Your Feet?” Dr. Hofbauer will discuss the very newest in standards of care and protocols for Diabetes and how it can affect your feet. To register, call 724-258-1333. Saturday, March 23 — Multiphasic Blood Analysis 6 - 10 a.m., ECC. This 37-function screening costs only $30 and is open to the public. Participants are asked to provide the full name and complete address of the physician to whom their test results will be sent afterwards. Testing is by appointment only. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 20, and registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. Monday, March 25 — Weight Control and Wellness Support Group 6 p.m., ECC. The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. Professionals such as dietitians, psychologists and fitness instructors may be invited to speak.

Other presenters may discuss topics such as grooming, dating and cooking. The sessions are designed to educate, inform and provide a wellrounded foundation of knowledge for long-term success. The ultimate purpose of the support group is to help participants achieve and maintain their goal weights in a way that is as physically and mentally healthy as possible. Registration is recommended, but not necessary. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, March 26 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, 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 724-258-1333. Tuesday, March 26 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 4 – 6 p.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. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, March 26 — Innovations in Medicine: “Advances in Foot and Ankle Treatment” 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about Rediscovering the Knee. Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M., will discuss new advancements, symptoms and treatments of the foot. To register, call 724-258-1333.


March 2019

SPORTS Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Set for June 21

Seven New Inductees to be Honored

Ron Bertovich

Lew Rawls

Lenny Smith

The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 26th annual banquet at The Georgetown Centre, 526 East Bruceton Road Pleasant Hills, PA on Friday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. This year, seven new inductees will be welcomed into the mythical Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame conceived by sportswriters Floyd France and John Bunardzya. With the Class of 2019 the total number of inductees is now 255. The original Mon Valley Sports Writers Hall of Fame started in 1951 with the selection of Stan Musial and Patsy DeBerardinis Bert Rechichar. The Class of 2019 is comprised of Mon Valley Catholic’s Ron Bertovich, Charleroi’s Lew Rawls, Elizabeth Forward’s Lenny Smith, Ringgold’s Rod Ferdorchak, Belle Vernon Area’s Marlon McIntyre, Monessen’s Charel Allen and deceased Patsy DeBerardinis of Mon Valley Catholic. General Chairman of the Sports Hall of Fame, Steve Russell, called the selections “a representative class with a cross section of Mon Valley athletes who have honored their communities with their dedication to sports.” The MMVASHOF selection committee includes Chairman Brian Herman, Carl Crawley, Jr, Dale Hamer, Tom Jenkins, Bill Kubin, Randy Marino, Stan Milchovich (deceased), Steve Russell, Bill Hughes, Rob Harhai, Dr. Kevin Ryan and Dennis Stitch. The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame is one of 2,830 chapters of The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame made up of four geographical regions: Central, Eastern, Northern and Western. Organized with its inaugural induction class in 1963, the state ceremonial dinner rotates between four regions. The Mid Mon Valley chapter has inducted 23 members into the State Hall of Fame. They include: Stan Musial, Bert Rechichar, Jim Russell, Arnold Galiffa, Dan Towler, John Potsklan, Sever J. Toretti, H.C. Carlson, Lou “Bimbo” Cecconi, Armand Niccolai, Bap Manzini, Ken Griffey, Fred Cox, Ron Necciai,

Rod Ferdorchak

Marlon McIntyre

Myron Pottios, Bill Malinchak, Sam Havrilak, Dale Hamer, Eric Crabtree, Craig Fayak, Fred Mazurek, Robert “Red” Worrell, and this past year, Bruce Del Canton. Along with the Hall of Fame inductees, eighteen senior scholar athletes from the local Mon Valley high schools will also be honored at this years banquet. Those high schools include Belle Vernon Area, Bentworth, Brownsville, California, Charleroi, Elizabeth Forward, Monessen, Ringgold, and Yough. Charel Allen Tickets are $50. To reserve tickets or request program book sponsorship contact Steve Russell, Hall of Fame General Chairman, at 724-258-3823 or email to The Sports Hall of Fame web site is: The Sports Hall of Fame displays can be viewed in the lobby at Bentleyville’s Best Western Garden Inn.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MEN'S CHURCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE Registration is open to teams, or individual players or a group of players wanting to play in the Men's Church Softball League of the South Hills. Games are played as doubleheaders on Saturdays (evenings) and sometimes makeup games are held on Fridays, based on schedule and requests. The normal season generally runs from May into August. Games are played in Bethel Park or Bridgeville. Entry fee is per team or by individual. For more information, Contact Bob Keibler, League Commissioner at 724-518-6072 or

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Local Worship Holy Family Parish in West Newton Announces Events â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lenten Musical Revivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Holy Family Parish in West Newton is sponsoring a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lenten Musical Revivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nightly on March 17, 18 and 19, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The topics are Grace & the Kingdom of God, Grace & the Sacramental Life and Grace & the Real Presence being presented by Father Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor from West Virginia. All sessions are free and open to all. Come and be revitalized as we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Easter.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wine and Cheeseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Event A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wine and Cheeseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; event will be

held on Saturday, May 11 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Greenhouse Winery in Rillton. There will be 5 wines and 5 cheeses to taste along with basket raffles. Only 120 tickets at $20 each are available. Call 724-256-6042 for tickets and more information. Treat your special woman to a night out for Mothers Day.

South Hills Assembly of God Church Announces March Programs South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for March. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit



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Life Recovery - A 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 7:00 pm then separates into their own small group. Grief Share - Meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm through March 28, or Fridays from 10:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:00 noon through March 29. 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. 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 from 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.

Mingo Creek Church Ash Wednesday Service

Free program, parking and light refreshments

To register, call 724-258-1333. Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M. MM/AB-MVM/1-19

Come join us in worship at Mingo Creek Church, ECO as the season of Lent begins. Our Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 PM on March 6 will include songs, prayers, and the Imposition of Ashes. You are also invited to worship with us every

Sunday morning at 9:30 AM throughout the Lenten season. Mingo Church is located 2 miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road

Rev. Tom Ravasio to Kick Off New Year at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus Name will hold their first praise and worship service of 2019 on Thursday evening, March 7. The service will be held in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Please enter the church from the Chess Street side. Guest speaker, Pastor Tom Ravasio, serves as an Associate Pastor of Journey By Grace Free Methodist Church located on Route 51 in Rostraver Township. He also is the Founder and Director of Shekinah Western Camp Ranch located in Charleroi, PA, a non-profit and nondenominational Christian organization where, over the years, he has led thousands of young people to the Lord. Pastor Tom loves using spiritual analogies to remind youth that God loves them and has a wonderful plan for their life. All are welcome to come and be refreshed in the presence of the Lord. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

March 2019



Rev. Damian Schoonmaker to Open 2019 Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship Meeting The regular monthly meetings of the Elizabeth chapter of Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus Name will resume on Monday evening, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at New Hope Assembly of God located at 900 Peairs Rd. in Elizabeth, PA. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Guest speaker will be New Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own new lead pastor, Rev. Damian Schoonmaker. Pastor Damian came to the Pittsburgh area in July of 2018, when New Hope Assembly of God called him as its new lead pastor. He Rev. Damian Schoonmaker was born in Minneapolis and raised on Cape Cod in Massachusetts where his parents planted a church. He is a 1997 graduate of Valley Forge Christian College (now the University of Valley Forge), was licensed to preach with the Assemblies of God in 1997 and ordained in 2004. He served as a youth pastor for nine years in New England and Kentucky before transitioning to the senior pastorate. All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

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March 2019

Home & Garden Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

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

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BETHEL PARK Andrew Knuth III Paulick Family LP. No 2 Andrew Hart et al. Thomas Danielson

Deborah Klein and Michael Reynolds Robert Henderson Jr. and Erica Henderson Gary Moore Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

1249 Cocker Drive 5612 Library Road 5903 McPherson Ave. 168 Rolling Road

Nancy Goudy Michael Tomko Angel Mistro Joseph Sabino Mistick Vina Makim Diane Condon Julie Carter Joseph O’Farrell Jr. Estate of Margaret Paulick Jeffrey Mur Estate of Stacie Klick Michelle Moeslein Yovanof Albert Badzgon Marion Zacchero Rodger Smay Sandra Messiner trustee Carolyn Davison William Levis Daniel Stadler Tyler Knowlton Joshua Riley Chase Schemm NSOD P1 Properties LLC Catherine Walbert Frank Hall Jr Loretta Engel

Caleb Reihner and Colleen Graeser Harry and Karen Crough The Villages South LLC Walnut Creek Properties LLC Adam and Amanda Sedar John Wilson Ryan and Jessica Weister John Pape III and Jason Pape Paulick Family L.P. 1 Julie Carter Casey Demonia and Alexandrea Ziaya Steven and Brigitte Polyack Joshua and Casey Booher 230 Logan LLC SDM Developments LLC Anthony Shroyer Frederick and Sandra Messiner Timothy and Denise Taylor 3302 South Park LLC Jesse and Meghan Walker Leann Nicole Brown Steven and Ellen Tompkins Hatten Benjamin Mader and Melissa Anderson Jason Turka Marylou Richter Thomas and Cory Fas

1186 Tidewood Drive 3532 Valley Drive 290 Abbeyville Road 4687 Robert Drive 2495 Summit St. 5609 Villahaven Drive 227 Bluestone Drive 2734 Ohio St. 2520 S. Park Road 2655 Broad St. 1207 Highfield Road 6766 Kevin Drive 5370 Library Road 230 Logan Road 5604 Marilynn Drive 2565 N. Lightwood Ave 177 Old Village Lane 4719 Prescott Drive 3302 S. Park Road 5826 Southampton Drive 1703 Timberidge Drive 403 Berrington Court 808 Greenhaven Drive 236 Logan Road 167 Rolling Road 2837 W. Munroe St.

BRENTWOOD William Sommer Claire aka Clare Miller

Bluff Street Property Group LLC US Bank NA trustee

3517 Drebert Ave. 344 Marylea Ave.

Syed & Frankert Properties LLC Diana Lynn Fodor Sandra Sell

Josher Properties LLC Michael Patton Melissa Deigan

Price $236,500. $97,500. $127,000. $25,000. by sheriff’s deed. $250,000. $145,000. $2,760,000. $92,000. $235,000. $109,700. $285,000. $86,000. $200,000. $193,750. $202,000. $300,000. $80,000. $70,000. $199,000. $329,900. $135,000. $149,700. $110,000. $193,500. $172,000. $175,000. $188,000. $53,578. $145,000. $118,656.

$95,000. $12,000 by sheriff’s deed. 2923-2925 Brownsville Road $27,000. 209 E. Willock Road $55,000. 121 W. Francis Ave. $95,000.

March 2019


Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Stephen Shaffer


Lijewski & Assoc. Inc. Helen Fanzo Christine Fantini Jay Schultz DONORA Emil Babines et al. Rodney Clark Estate of Douglas Griffith Mary Zielinski Cooke



424 Dailey Road

$3,395 by sheriff’s deed. Emerson Lopez 2805 Pyramid Ave. $30,000. Helen Fanzo and Nadine Nort 3836 Dalewood St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $57,342). Jason Hsun and Kheng Yee Elizabeth Thean 208 E. Garden Road $64,000. Joshua Lynn and Andrea Marie Weaver 2813 Pyramid Ave. $149,900.

Thomas Jolley Thomas Vandergraft Phyllis Pelliccioni RFH Development LLC Estate of Catherine Thomas

Toomey Hancock LLC 1801 Atkinson Place $25,000. Richard D Clark Living Trust 12/27/91 482 Galiffa Drive $80,640. Todd Petrusky 240 Waddell Ave. $75,000. Dale Shawley Jr. and Kathleen Pellick Bradford Drive $2,279 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $32,655) by sheriff’s deed. Mon Valley Sewage Authority SR 1030 $80,000. Cornelius Miller 477 Sixth St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $9,000). Wesley Van and Danielle Miller 679 Heslep Ave. $39,900. Sydnie Miller and Mason Odell 817 Heslep Ave. $12,000. Thomas Tomovich 85 McKean Ave. $45,000. Anthony Powell and Antwane Cunningham 972 Thompson Ave. $1,085 by sheriff’s deed. David Wojcik 408 Waddell Ave. $4,500.

JEFFERSON HILLS Lorraine Perri Jason Sobeck Aaron Weiss Robert Walther Jr. Michael Panza Environmentally Sound Ent LLC NVR Inc. Maronda Homes Inc.

Willard and Patricia Rockwell Louis and Elizabeth LaMarca Bernadette Schanck Harold and Karen Davies Robert and Rebecca Ricci NVR Inc. Heather and Erica Bilski Ralph Paul and Margaret Susan Massaro

P & I Partners L.P. Salvatore Salvio

834 Gill Hall Road 344 Greene Drive 238 Oak Entrance Drive 102 St. James Court 425 Stilley Road Washington Drive 387 Greene Drive 329 Hunters Field Circle

$120,000. $314,000. $327,500. $1,785,000. $285,000. $75,000. $333,765. $406,057.

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Seller Kenneth Bender Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC Joseph Uhlyar et al.




Douglas Paff NVR Inc. Windfield Acres LLC

David Weightman Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC Dorothy Shenkle Janine M Fragasso Dillon Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Columbus Family Partners LLP William Zammerilla June Marie Brandt Heide Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc.

3035 Walton Road $55,000. Washington Drive $60,000. Gill Hall Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $58,938). Cody Galioto 2320 Ridge Road $60,000. NVR Inc. Washington Drive $60,000. Leann Ruffing and Linda Ann Bernardo 1212 Decker St. $135,000. Kimberly Deabner 1640 Jefferson Ridge Drive $81,000. MacKenzie Julia and David Andres 417 Labrador Lane $379,450. Jeffrey Jones 421 Labrador Lane $400,360. David Steiner 229 Andrew Drive $318,000. Michael Joseph and Susan Lynn Reed 1016 Franklin Court $700,000. Andrew and Julie Kwiatkowski Gill Hall Road $13,000. NVR Inc. Washington Drive $60,000. Emily Russell 220 Washington Drive $388,370.

MONESSEN US Bank NA Albert Lowe Lawrence Boyd III Aaron Fox Beth Smock BGRS LLC Leonie Chan Justin Romasco Frank Chappell Robert Wavrek Thomas Lender Michael Mermigas

Deâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Von White Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Freedom Mortgage Corp. Samantha Bonin BGRS LLC Leo Geramita Alonzo Payne Jeffrey Oliver J&R Real Estate Holdings LLC J&R Real Estate Holdings LLC JS&L Properties LLC Huhn Holdings LLC

965 Athalia Ave. 760 Crest Drive 1512 Grand Blvd. 1054 Athalia Ave. 25 Jackson Drive 25 Jackson Drive 1225 Walnut Ave. 68 Center Drive 929 Chestnut St. 216 Luce Ave. 302 Third St. 1501 Marion Ave.

$17,000. 1,369 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. $1,202 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. $58,750. $129,900. $129,900. $30,000. $72,000. $25,000. $25,000. $20,000. $212,500.


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March 2019


Valley Garden Club Offers Scholarship

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



MONONGAHELA Joseph Ravasio Adam Walter and Stacie Mendes Ross Independent Oil Co. CS Coen Land Co. Estate of Dennis Rach Robert Basile Nancy Koscho Mary Ellen Patrick New Residential Mort. Loan Trust Valley Property Partners LLC Archie Kennedy Jr. Seth Hough $14,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $80,325) by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Estate of Lavonne Sowers Craig and Marie Quinlan John Augustine estate et al. Stephen and Susan Gasper Stefanie Elliott Andrea and Brandie Thomas PETERS TOWNSHIP James Underkofler William DeWitt Winfield Holdings LLC Estate of Gertrude Renton Daniel Flynn John Pakulski Nicholas Suchta William Moore Gilbert Arbuckle Kathryn Rector Charles Rauch Thomas Mastroddi Reinold Hjerpe MBK Land Co. LLC Jason Nicholas Bartley Amanda Lee Giehll Michael Henry

David Fagan III and Jennifer Fagan Noah and Kristin Stoczynski Valerie Tresnowske Teresa Gil Maronda Homes Inc. Christopher James and Kristin Merck Dustin and Natalie Noel Brittany and Lucas Coady John and Diane Criste DSR Properties LLC Wiley Byers Jr. and Janet Byers Daniel Schaner Peter and Laura Rocco Kenton and Linda Tekulve Marshall Douglas McClure HPA US1 LLC Derek Townsend Duer

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802 Howard St. 130 Main St. 718 Maple Drive 1020 Marne Ave. 903 Chess St. 142 Factory St.

$93,500. $80,000. $55,000. $72,380. $35,000.

516 Lincoln St. 1243 Fourth St. 1200 Thomas St.

$41,500. $68,721. $147,500.

545 Center Church Road 103 Cobblestone Circle 100 E. McMurray Road 328 Franklin Drive High St. 219 Molly Drive 108 Royal Place 109 Teaberry Drive 201 Victoria Lane 205 E. McMurray Road 129 Fawn Valley Drive 186 Fireside Drive 111 Grouse Court 152 Lelak Lane 161 Marion Drive 392 Pine Ridge Drive 283 Church Hill Road


$269,000. $589,000. $9,327,586. $223,000. $88,000. $665,000. $380,000. $664,000. $354,000. $750,000. $280,000. $395,000. $167,500. $526,000. $218,000. $289,000. $352,000.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Valley Garden Club will be awarding a scholarship to assist a local student pursuing an education in the study of horticulture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management or allied sciences. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded for the full academic year and will be given to the student to further his or her education. Students attending Belle Vernon, Monessen, California, Frazier, Ringgold or Charleroi High Schools can contact their guidance office for scholarship application and information. The application, essay regarding studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career goals, two recommendations and an official transcript must be received by April 12, 2019. The Valley Garden Club, established in 1974, meets once a month at Lynnwood Lutheran Church in Belle Vernon.


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March 2019


Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Address 506 Cortland Drive 110 Country Brook Drive 138 Golden Eagle Drive 234 Maid Marion Lane


Robert Potter Nucompass Mobility Services Corp. LLC Patrick Tracy Nicholas and Shannon Suchta Theodore Taylor III Claude and Vanessa Pluviose Crossings Development LLC Andrea Mosites (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $667,542). Charles Vohs Michele Grimpe Gary Youler Federal National Mortgage Assn. Charlotte Valentine Elizabeth Carr Raymond Fedor Thomas and Jocelyn McKinley MBK Land Co. LLC Matthew and Anna Hladek MBK Land Co. LLC Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC William and Michele Zammerilla Maria Sampaio R Cocco Real Estate LLC Sandra Triplett Theodore Taylor III Donald Heitmeier Lisa and Ronald Schaffner Annette Arribas Jacob Miller David Wall Francisco Perez and Maria Villalobos US Bank NA trustee SNE Realty LLC Investors Mark Acquistions LLC Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC

$535,000. $685,000. $500,000. $667,541

169 Roscommon Place $185,000. 134 Sandpiper Lane $1,169 by sheriff’s deed. 283 Scott Lane $135,000. 190 E. Highland Drive $220,000. 207 Ironwood Court $700,000. 151 Lelack Lane $50,000. 154 Lelack Lane $669,900. 105 Sandpiper Lane $160,000. 277 Thomas Road $1,561,000. 314 Bridle Trail $719,000. 163 Druid Drive $467,200. 315 Fox Run Drive $500,000. 134 Redwood Drive $144,324. Villa Drive $50,000.

PLEASANT HILLS NS0154 LLC Dennis Peterson Judith Ann Devey Dawn M Weisbrod Critelli Estate of Maureen Foreman Dena Marie Davis

John and Marie Coharchic Robert Lee Sciulli Dawn Critelli Derek and Ariel Spencer Bir Basnet Harry Foster

109 Columbia Drive 149 Columbia Drive 141 Revere Drive 102 Robinson Drive 411 Temona Drive 214 Coleen Drive

$140,000. $157,900. $130,000. $284,000. $162,500. $263,000.

ROSTRAVER Maronda Homes Inc. Entech LLC

Daniel Matthew and Elizabeth Bosnic Maronda Homes Inc.

275 Stump Drive 319 Stump Drive

$309,900. $50,820.

March 2019


Mortgage Financing

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Estate of Larry Charles Boyd Ryan Hoellein Edward Stiefvater Matthew Dunleavy Andrea L.P. Winthrop Co.

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Matt and Ashley Fouch Steven and Ashley Umana Bryan and Breanne Hecklick Istvan Abraham Joel Whiteko ERB Land LLC

Estate of Karen Diane Evansek Mary Joe Popp David Johnson Kimberly Shepler

729 Fellsburg Road $35,000. 1356 Rostraver Road $208,000. 115 Valley View Drive $285,000. 169 W. McClain Road $70,000. 107 Morningstar Drive $30,000. 343 Budds Ferry Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $98,570). Anna and Kathleen Janci 205 Gateview Drive $168,000. Kim Truong 462 Finley Road $199,900. Kaitlyn Ann Guthrie and Jason Thomas Honick 302 German St. $123,000. Michael and Autumn Grata 187 Valley View Drive $344,500.

SOUTH PARK Gary Graf Robert Thompson Ronald DiPietro Ashley Attanucci Frontier Development Partners LLC Irene Iannacchione Richards John Walsh Anthony Mannion James Bittner Edward Williams Angela Dalpos Mary Morosetti Jozef Kobal Estate of Donald Mooney

Amanda Ingwerson Anthony Cortese IV and Ami Cortese Albert and Ashley Jones Mary Ann Benton Nasser and Natalie Lauren Basher John and Tammy Singer Michelle Lampenfield Ian Stuart Pisarcik Jeffrey Henry and Theresa Ann Geisel Melissa Lourimore James Kluczkowski and Donna Logue Julie and Daniel Gealey Braun Brennecke Citizens Bank NA

6478 Second Ave. $90,000. 1288 Armstrong Drive $174,900. 6613 Brownsville Road $179,500. 1489 Greenbriar Drive $180,000. 6309 Pleasant St. $274,319. 6006 Broad St. $150,500. Hidden Ridge Court $8,200. 1431 Roosevelt Ave. $135,000. Amanda Ave. $59,000. 1933 Kirkby Drive $127,500. 1434 Marion Drive $128,000. 6468 Quaker Drive $253,900. 6600 Ridgevue Drive $310,000. 1848 Wallace Road $95,000 by sheriff’s deed.

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UNION TOWNSHIP Estate of Gloria Withum Andrew Fox William Wolfram III Richard Curry Donald Caulfield Russell Grooms David Bedell Kimberly Jean Bailey US Bank NA trustee Thomas Croup

Angela and Jacob Yuele Jason Mincin Dylan and Erika Dowd Union Township Keith and Kimberly Duco Chelsea Frazer Christine Kizina David Kraska AIH LLC Emily and Scott Croup

5023 Union St. $80,000. 5064 Don St. $205,000. 6321 Jack St. $150,000. 13 Mingo Circle Drive $1,031 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. 93 Mingo Circle Drive $284,900. 3694 Finleyvlle Elrama Road $199,900. 5026 Meadow Ave. $250,000. 7087 Beverly Road $57,000. 28 Cinque Terra Place $127,300. 6916 Spruce St. $128,000.

WHITEHALL Robert Opferman Elaine V Jochen Schuler Patricia Marrone Harold Davies Kelly L Zanotti Schenecker Scott Werner Cheryl Sowers trustee Kathleen Coates John Baranski II Jacqueline Kratsas et al. Kimberly Kjelshus Shana Bielich Yvonne E Seemann Wyland

Tek Mainall and Meena Acharya Matthew Griffin Jennie Lauterbach Daniel Sabol and Stephanie Pickering Daniel Paul and Caitlin Sanford Armbruster Chad Christopher and Christine Smith Gedu Khatiwada and Prashamsa Sharma Kenneth and Karen Seisek Colleen Kokai and William Murphy III Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Kathryn Nicole and Jacob John Fennell Devi Khatiwada April Pedranti

1041 Augusta Way $326,000. 5285 Caste Drive $162,000. 204 Doris Drive $165,000. 1151 Varner Road $183,000. 5134 Villaview Drive $190,000. 5345 Fieldcrest Drive $159,500. 3117 Woodridge Drive $160,000. 3237 Bel Air Drive $180,900. 4921 Brownsville Road $198,500. 4415 Mulberry Court $3,329 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. 5356 Highgrove Road $179,500. 5114 S. Passage Drive $165,000. 1024 Prospect Road $165,000.

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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, Dr. Mark Cedar Pittsburgh also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the Gastroenterology majority of patients usually end up on medications such as Associates antacids like Tums or stronger meds like Ranitidine (Zantac) or 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 “antireflux 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.

U Rcertified G I Gastroenterologist C E N T E with R Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates Dr. Mark Cedar is Sa board and Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of Endoscopy at St. Clair Hospital. He is in private practice serving patients in the Mon Valley, South Hills and city of Pittsburgh, including Spartan Surgical Center, South Hills Endoscopy Center, St Clair Hospital and UPMC Mercy.


Dr. Mark Cedar, Gastroenterologist Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates Spartan Medical Facility, Suite 320 724-565-5164 or 412-232-8104


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School News...School News ‘Camp Invention’ Science Camp in Pleasant Hills ‘Camp Invention’, a summer science camp, is back this year and being hosted at Pleasant Hills Middle School. The camp is a great opportunity for younger students to engage in hands-on challenges and explorations outside of a typical school classroom. The 2019 Camp Invention program, ‘Supercharged’™, takes campers on four exciting challenges where they meet innovative superheroes and bring home a newfound confidence working with emerging technologies. Registration is open to all south hills area students entering K-6th grades. Camp is scheduled the week of June 17-21, 2019 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM. The discount code for early enrollment (INNOVATE25) expires March 22, so sign up now! Register at or call 1-800968-4332 to secure your spot! Contact Robert Hasak at with any questions.

DAR Chapter Honors Four Area Students • Anne Ferry, Upper St. The Bethel Fife and Drum Clair Chapter, Daughters of the • Remy Zandier, Thomas American Revolution recentJefferson ly honored four area students Ms. Zandier was selected as with the ‘DAR Good Citizen the Bethel Fife and Drum Award’. The DAR Good Chapter DAR Good Citizen Citizen Award was estaband received a $100 award. lished in 1934. It rewards The Bethel Fife and Drum individuals who possess good Chapter, NSDAR is a noncitizenship qualities of profit, non-political volundependability, service, leaderBethel Fife and Drum Regent Vivian teer women’s service organiship and patriotism in their McDowell and the Chapter DAR Good zation whose members live in homes, schools and commuCitizen Remy Zandier the South Hills/Canonsburg nities. Teachers and peers area. The Society is dedicatselect the students for consideration. Once a student is chosen as the DAR ed to promoting patriotism, preserving American Good Citizen in their school, they are invited to history and securing America’s future through betparticipate in the scholarship portion of the pro- ter education for children. Each of its members has gram by submitting an essay with an assigned traced her ancestry to an American Revolution theme. The following students were the winner in Patriot. For more information about the Bethel Fife and their school districts: Drum Chapter, their work or how to become a • Andrew Engel, Canon-McMillan member, visit • Morgan Meer, Mt. Lebanon


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News From Madonna Catholic Regional School Madonna Catholic Regional School (MCRS), located at 731 Chess Street in Monongahela has been busy with plenty of activities and programs for students and their families.

Geography Bee Winner Celebrating the 100th Day of School

7th Grader, Micah Petrosky was this years winner of the Geography Bee. He is pictured here with principal Mrs. Kathy Miller and teacher Mrs. Rose Greco.

On the 100th Day of school, students wore items with 100 objects and the teachers introduced them at a fashion show! A shape hunt was also held where teams of students looked for their 100 colored shapes!

Catholic School Week Talent Show

Mobile Lab Comes to MCRS as Part of STEM Education MCRS recently enjoyed a day-long visit from the Intermediate Unit 1 Mobile Fab Lab, a technical platform for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, workforce development, and business idea prototyping. Students had the opportunity to explore the entire engineering design process in authentic and real world contexts with tools that enabled them to go from concept to drawing, models to prototype, and redesign to final product. The IU1 Fab Labs gave students the tools to develop the practical and critical thinking skills they will need to be the inventors and innovators of our future. The lab serves as a motivational environment to encourage student engagement with technology.

Madonna Catholic Regional School held many activities to celebrate Catholic School Week. The Talent Show gave the students a chance to show off their amazing skills!

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March 2019

Local People News South Hills Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director The South Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have named Tanya Bashor as the new Executive Director of the Chamber. Tanya, emigrated from England in 1991, resided in Finleyville for 22 years and now lives in South Park. Tanya has a communications, marketing, and sales background, and owns her own business, Gypsy Artistry. The South Hills Chamber of Commerce has a strong active membership of South Hills businesses working toward economic and business success. The Chamber serves Baldwin, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, Castle Shannon, Crafton, Dormont, Greentree, Jefferson Hills, Library, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Scott Township, Southpointe, South Park, and Upper St. Clair. For more information, contact or 412-306-8090.

Monessen Native Receives School Nurse Excellence Award Angela Dastolfo, a graduate of Monessen High School, has been chosen as the recipient of the ‘School Nurse Excellence Award’ for the Southwestern Region of Pennsylvania for 2019. Her peers have nominated her for her outstanding service to the students and staff of the school she serves. Angela is a school nurse at Burrell High School and Middle school. The School Nurse Excellence Award will be presented to Angela on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6:00PM at the Penn State Conference Center, in State College, Pa. This award entitles Angela to be eligible for the Angela Dastolfo prestigious National Association of School Nurses 2020 Pennsylvania School Nurse of the Year Award. Angela is married to LeRoy Dastolfo, also a MHS graduate, and Chemical engineer at Alcoa. They have three children, Maria Barefoot of Johnstown, Christina Hromack of Pittsburgh , and Nicholas Dastolfo of Pittsburgh.

Slater Named to Masonic Leadership Post Right Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania S. Eugene Herritt has appointed Robert John Slater Jr., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District 47. Slater’s role is to support Masonic programs and policies, oversee operations of the 10 Masonic lodges within his district, counsel and advise members and arbitrate concerns. District 47 includes Bethel Park, Carnegie, Dravosburg, McKeesport, Oakdale, Pittsburgh and Pleasant Hills. Slater is a graduate of Langley High School and earned an Associate’s degree Pictured are S. Eugene Herritt (left) and Robert in business from Community College of John Slater Jr. Allegheny County. He is a plumbing supervisor for Plumbers Local Union No. 27. He is a member of Centennial-Lafayette Lodge No. 544, Carnegie, as well as several additional Masonic organizations, and attends The Log Church. Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternal organization in the world, based on the cardinal virtues of brotherly love, charity and truth. Its roots can be traced back hundreds of years in Europe. Today, there are approximately 98,500 members statewide, 1.1 million members nationally and 3.5 million members worldwide. For more information, visit

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Recent Local Death Notices ARCH, Marie B. (Riggs), 99, of Pleasant Hills, died January 21. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BALL, James F., 80, of Monongahela, died January 20. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BALOGA, Kim, 68, of Charleroi, died February 14. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. BICKERTON, Mary Lou, 92, of 14. February died Finleyville, Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. CARROLL, Regis, 86, of Speers, died February 11. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CLARK, Jay Earl, Sr., 81, of North Charleroi, died February 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CLARK, Valerie J., 58, of Monongahela, Arrangements by died January 21. Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DAGOSTINO, Elizabeth Jane, 92, of Castle Shannon, died February 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DAVIS, Keith E., 60, of Charleroi (formerly of Forward Twp.), died January 22. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DELANEY, Richard G., 69, of Finleyville, died February 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. DIESS, William D., 66, of Charleroi, died January 31. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DONAUER, Dorothy L., 93, of Castle Shannon, died January 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ERMLICH, Raymond E., 90, of Elco, died February 1. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. FARRIER, Arthur F., 88, of Lover, PA, Arrangements by died January 15. Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. FERRARI, Nicki J., 66, of Belle Vernon, died February 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FLOSNIK, Susan M., (SYLVAIN), 86, of Jefferson Hills, died January 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FRYE, Frances Anne, 77, of Monongahela,

Arrangements by died January 20. Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. GRAZIANI, Helen A., 96, of Bethel Park, Arrangements by died February 1. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HECKLICK, William H., Jr., 69, of Monessen, died January 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HILLER, Mary Elizabeth (BIRCH), 84, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of Clairton), died January 31. HILPERT, Robert J., 85, of Baldwin, died January 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HORAN, Timothy, 33, of Allenport, died January 15. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. C. Nancy HUHRA-GATES, (CORSTOPHINE), 88, formerly of Donora, died January 11. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JURKIEWICZ, Lean Marie, 93, of North Charleroi, died January 15. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KLEBER, Mary A. (Bordas), 101, of Pittsburgh (formerly of Whitehall), died January 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KNAUSS, Frank E., 72, of Munhall (formerly of Clairton), died January 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOVAL, Eleanor J., 92, of Carroll Twp., Arrangements by died January 20. Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KOZIAK, Joseph M., 70, of Bethel Park, Arrangements by died January 13. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LOTZE, Barbara (KALO), 95, of South Park, died January 17. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. McCLEARY, Geraldine (EVANS), 87, of 5. February died Brentwood, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McGINTY, Terry Ann (Bertell), 56, of 5. February died Park, Bethel Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McMAHON, Margaret M., 94, formerly of Baldwin, died February 3. Arrangements

by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McMANUS, Paul Arlie, 78, of Charleroi, died January 16. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MILLER, Robert W., 81, of West Mifflin, died February 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MOELLER, Mary Ann, 85, of Rostraver, died January 9. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MORGAN, Robert J., 75, of Monongahela (Forward Twp.), died January 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NEAL, Robert A., 97, of South Park, died February 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NORRIS, Donald, 90, of West Mifflin, died January 25. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. OBER, William Frank, 86, of Baldwin, Arrangements by died February 1. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. O’MARA, James E., 74, of Bethel Park, Arrangements by died January 30. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OREFICE, Paul A., 84, of Bethel Park (formerly of Baldwin), died February 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETRUZZI, Paul S., 92, of Washington (formerly of West Mifflin), died January 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. POCKY, Melva Marlene, 87, of Charleroi, Arrangements by died February 1. Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PRUCY, Ella, 91, of Charleroi, died February 5. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. RILEY, William J., 86, of Baldwin Borough, died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RONDINELLI, Josephine A., 89, of Clairton, died January 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROSICK, Mary Lourdes, 84, of Charleroi, died January 17. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. RUTLEDGE, Edward, 89, of Fort Myers, FL (formerly of West Mifflin), died January 28. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SABAT, Rosemary A. (STANGL), 74, of

29. January died Park, South Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SABILLA, Valerie, 48, of Baldwin, died January 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SABLE, Theresa, 87, of Fallowfield Twp., died January 20. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SALZMAN, Linton R., 70, of Monongahela (Valley Inn), died January 13. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SCOTT, Janet D., 87, of Roscoe, died January 18. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SIMKO, Andrew, Jr., 91, of West Mifflin, Arrangements by died January 16. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMITH, Harry, 78, of Jefferson Hills, died January 18. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SOFFA, John Carl “Jack” Jr., 84, of South Park, died February 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TADDEO, Julia A. (VIGLIOTTI). 93, of 13. January died Monongahela, Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. TAYLOR, Diana L., 51, of Baldwin, died January 16. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WALKAUSKAS, Diana, 98, of West Mifflin, died February 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WATSON, George “Jerry” Jr., 78, of Roscoe, died January 22. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. WERNER, Bonnie L., 69, of South Park, Arrangements by died February 8. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WOOD, Patricia L., 61, of Carroll Twp., died January 1. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WURST, Francis (Rip), 94, of Baldwin Whitehall, died January 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ZOLLARS, Frances Crow, 90, formerly of Fallowfield Twp., died February 1. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. ZUR, Dolores “Dora”, 93, of Finleyville, died January 18. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.


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March 2019 HELP WANTED – Experienced medical assistant, to work front and back office. Located in Monongahela. Must be able to multitask. Send resumes to 420 West main St, Monongahela, PA 15063 ____________________________ LANDSCAPING HELP WANTED - For established landscaping business 724-777-1229 ____________________________ DAY CARE - part-time position available 15-25 hrs. per week. Call 724258-3232 ____________________________ 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. ____________________________ HOUSEKEEPER - PT & FT 8-4p & 95p. The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair, senior living. Flexible schedule. Transport assist available in some areas. New Employee Bonus. 412-833-2500. EOE ____________________________ 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 412-2498177 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. 724-3488844. ____________________________

CLASSIFIEDS 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 724-348-6565 ____________________________ 25 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Earn $1000 per week! Paid CDL Training! Stevens Transport covers all costs! 1-877-209-1309 drive4 ____________________________ 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 724348-8844.

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------SKI’S – 6 1/2' Ft. Quantum Rosignol QS 858. $10. 724-929-8259 ____________________________ FISHING EQUIPMENT – 5 Ft. Zepko rod and closed reel + fishing box. All for $25. 724-929-8259 ____________________________ HARDBACK BOOKS – 26 books, each containing 4 novels. Like new. All for $6. 724-929-8259. ____________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY - (Donora). 4 lots @ $500 each, and 2 vaults @ $500 each. Transfer of deed included. 724-7479030 or 1-843-215-8909. If no answer – pls leave message. ____________________________


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.


6 FT CHRISTMAS TREE – Expensive, designer, lighted. New in original box. $29. 412-819-7623. Please leave mssg. ____________________________ CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – New. Expensive, designer, three(3) boxes. .50 cents each. 412-819-7623. Please leave mssg. ____________________________ FIREWOOD – Three(3) huge stacks. Logged. Will help load. Route 51. $35 each. 412-819-7623. Please leave mssg. ____________________________ DESIGNER PURSES – New, expensive. Rt. 51. Just $5 each. 412-8197623. Please leave mssg. ____________________________ JUNIOR CLOTHING – New, Expensive, designer, w/tags. .75 cents each. Rt. 51 412-819-7623. Please leave mssg. ____________________________ JIGSAW PUZZLES – 500 PCS -$4 – OLD Fashioned Coca Cola Girl. 412463-3336 ____________________________ 1973 WEST VIRGINIA GLASS PITCHER – 11 in high –6 glasses 9 in. tall - $18. 412-463-3336 ____________________________ MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE - Handbag beaded 18”x16” - $25; Lillyhammer 1994 Olympic Thermos - $5; 10” Round Vanity Mirror on six legs - $5; Two Record Albums: Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits – 33-1/3 Album rpm - $1.50; Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits – 33-1/3 Album - $1.50; Afghan, 50x50 – crotched new green/white , new Afghan, yellow & white – new $10 each; Pillow, Cat , fabric 17x13, Pillow, Cat, Furry 13x12 – 2 for $9; Bear, furry, 16x9 - $7; Christmas box (a little of everything) $10; Granny Mouse (Ball bottle) Candy Jar - $5; Puzzle, jigsaw – 1,000 pcs – Elvis Presley - $5; Puzzle Hallmark – Flock of fans – new – $5; Afghan, rust colored – velvet – large/long - $9; EasterBunny - $1; Adult Bib – new$3. Call 412-463-3336 ____________________________ CERAMIC NATIVITY SET – 22 pcs., light caramel colors with 18 carat gold trim. Manger included. $100. 724258-7531. ____________________________ ITEMS FOR SALE – The ‘Original Magic Bullet’ $60; Hibachi tailgate BBQ grill $10; Beige toilet, elongated $50; Sink Top vanitys (2) 24’w x 22”d $25 each; Tub surround – beige w/ shelves $40. Call 412-499-4238. ____________________________

CLASSIFIEDS KITCHEN / DINING ITEMS - Pyrex Bundt (ovenproof) dis - $2; Pyrex Casserrole dish, 13x8-3/4” with holder - $8; Griddle, 17” long - $8; Cast Iron Skillets (2) Griswold – excellent condition - $11 each; Brita Filter – new - $15; Dishes, Gibson, dishwasher and microwave safe– fruit & white design – 49 pc set - $27; Dishes, two sets from Thailand, white, service for 7 with/13 extra plates, 49 pieces total $18; Serving Tray – Santa Claus Coca Cola - $25. Call 412-463-3336 ____________________________ SPORTS COLLECTIBLES - Pittsburgh Steelers posters – 25x16-1/2 - $1 each; Pittsburgh Steelers Helmet Lamp – 28” - $18; Pittsburgh Steelers Pictures (some hockey players) – 1998 - $1 for all; Fleece Throw – Pittsburgh Steelers - $8; Super Bowl XIII Pennant 1979 - $1; World Champions Button – 1975 – Pittsburgh Steelers - $1; 1990 Champions Hockey Button - $1; PNC Park Opening Memorablia – Apr 2001 - $1; Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide - $1. Call 412-463-3336 ____________________________ 2 BABYDOLL CRADLES - 27x14x131/2 high Wooden, light brown; 26x13-1/2x17 high Wooden, white. $12 each. Call 412-463-3336 ____________________________ SOLE TREADMILL – FREE, you haul. Elizabeth Township area. 412-3029517. ____________________________ CHROME TRANSMISSION PAN – Turbo 350, new TransGo reprogramming kit, B+M Transpak parts, bolts. $50. 412-425-0342. ____________________________ DINING ROOM SET – Table (68”L x 42”W) and 3 leafs. 6 high-back chairs, 2 arm chairs, 4 regular, gold cushions. Server and china cabinet. Beyrl style grain. Exc. Condition. $1,100 or best offer. 724-348-5243. ____________________________ EXERCISE / FITNESS EQUIP Exercise Bike, Exercise Glider. $25 each. 724-258-5399. ____________________________ SAFETY CONES – 4 piece, collapsible. $30. 724-872-8735. ____________________________ AUTO PARTS LOT – New. Siphon, pump, blowgun, hose clamps, gasket adhesive, and replacement belt 95404219. $40. 724-872-8735. ____________________________ FITNESS BANDS – New, with handles. $12. 724-872-8735. ____________________________

AEROBIC STEPPER – Body Tech SA 770. $40. 724-872-8735. ____________________________ ALUMINUM TURKEY ROASTER – Guardian Service, 17” with lid, preowned. $50. 724-872-8735. ____________________________ TORCH – Cutting and oxygen and acetylene. Big tanks. $125. 724941-5747. ____________________________ TILLER – Mantis, brand new, electric, accessories, cord. $60. 724-9415747 ____________________________ ANTIQUE BOTTLE COLLECTION – From 1935 and up. $20. 724-9415747. ____________________________ WHEELS O.E.M. – Excellent condition. Fits 18” Subaru Outback. $100. 724-941-5747 ____________________________ ACOUSTIC GUITAR - 1972 Yamaha Fg140. New strings and hard case. Great for novice player! $100. 724348-0503 Leave message if no answer ____________________________ WILLIAMS OIL FURNACE - 95k to 160k BTU. 4 years old. Includes Fields side vent kit $1000.00 Lincoln Boro 412-751-4697 ____________________________ BUCK STOVE - Rarely used. Asking $400.00 0r best offer. 412-7514697 ____________________________ STEEL WITH WOOD DESK TOP - 3 ft by 6 ft. Four drawers. Lincoln Boro. 412-751-4697 ____________________________ TIRES - Two - 225/65 R17 Michelin Latitude Tour tires . Lots of tread, like new. $175. 724-366-4900 or South Hills ____________________________ DISPLAY CASE - wooden construction with glass hinged door. 6x24x19 (could be used to display small items such as jewelry coins medals etc) Excellent condition. Will send photos. $20 OBO. 724-984-6611 __________________________ STEREO RECEIVER - SOUND DESIGN brand. Very nice condition Dual cassette. dual remote speakers and remote control. $15 OBO. 724-984-6611 __________________________ SPOTTING SCOPE - BUSHNELL Trophy, 15-45x60mm, with case $100.00 (724) 483-1271 __________________________ DECOYS - foldable turkey (2) - $15. 724-483-1271 __________________________ BI-POD - HARRIS rifle LM 9"-13", notched/solid base - $55. 724483-1271 __________________________

March 2019 CARTRIDGES - HORNADY, .308 MAR/EXP, 160 gr FTX - $25. 724483-1271 ____________________________ TREX ADULT BIKE - For females. Like new. $200. 724-239-4653 ____________________________ DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport. Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offer! 412-9994332 ____________________________ CHESSBOARD – Drueke Model 62 18”x18” with 1 ¾” squares. Brand new – walnut and maple squares. Renowned chessboard manufacturer. $120. 724-941-1728 ____________________________ LADIES FAUX FUR JACKET - beautiful leopard long jacket; perfect condition size 8-10, only $50. 412-2793288 ____________________________ 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. 724-705-3764, ask for Bernie ____________________________ AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER SOUNDESIGN dual cassette/dual remote speakers remote control very good condition. $15 OBO. 724-9846611 ____________________________ 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. 412-425-0342 ____________________________

March 2019 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. 724-366-9524 ____________________________ COLOR TV – Magnavox, 13” with remote, cable ready. $25. 412-7582814 ____________________________ GE MICROWAVE OVEN – 700 wats, rarely used. $40. 412-758-2814 ____________________________ CLOTHES STEAMER – Never used. $20. 412-758-2814 ____________________________ SUPERBOWL XIV GLASSES – Two(2), Joe Greene, Rocky Bleier, others. $15. 724-258-3767 ____________________________ BLACK LEATHER JACKET – Men’s, size 52 large, with gloves size M. Never worn. Nice. $40. 724-2583767 ____________________________ PITTSBURGH PRESS – Newspaper from April 18, 1936. “The Great Flood” (March 17-18) w/ 100 pictures. $20. 724-258-3767 ____________________________ LIFE MAGAZINES – Vintage 1938. Total of seven(7) from October through December 1938. $5 each. 724-2583767 ____________________________ LARGE SWOROVSKI CRYSTAL COLLECTION – Collector only pieces, and member only editions from 1994 – 2001. 724-239-3506. ____________________________ 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. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) ____________________________ TROY POLAMALU AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL – White panel football. Very nice signature. Includes COA. $175. O.B.O. 724-244-4862. (Lv Mssg) ____________________________

CLASSIFIEDS 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) ____________________________ 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. 724-7470610 ____________________________ COMPUTER GAMES – Spore; Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter; Crysis: Maximum Edition. $3 each. 724366-6436 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. ____________________________ ___________________________ MONESSEN HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK – 1929, “The Black & White”, very good condition. $20. Call 520271-5869. Located in Munhall. ____________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK – Ridgeway, beautiful cherry wood, Westminster chimes, excellent condition. $575. 724-258-2329 ___________________________

----------- 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 424215-9385 ____________________________ 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. ____________________________ OLDER HOT WHEEL CARS Redlines. Your collection, or a few. Call: 724 984 9085 ____________________________

MACHINIST TOOLS AND TOOLBOX. Auto Mechanic Tools. Any Antique Items, such as: Toys, Draftsman Tools, Surveyor's Tools, Military, Fire and Police Badges and Misc. items, Trains and more. ** Waiting for phone # !! ____________________________ OLD INSULATORS - Buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724-782-0539 ____________________________ WOMEN'S AND MEN'S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES - 1800's to 1970's. Also vintage sewing items including fabric. Call Gloria at 724263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-9972943. ____________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-9797050 or home 724-348-6203. ____________________________ BUYING VINTAGE sports and nonsports cards, autographs, pennants, ticket stubs, nodders, Forbes Field items, programs. 724-205-8620. ____________________________


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, 412-414-8464. ____________________________

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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 March 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. Where did Vintage Real Estate relocate to? When is the Mid Mon Valley All Sport Hall of Fame Banquet? Who is the new Executive Director at the South Hills Chamber of Commerce? 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 February Pizza Puzzler contest!

Donna Tressler – South Park • Stephanie Janeski - Finleyville

March 2019

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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 @ 724941-5737. ___________________________

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: 724942-1200 (O), 412-227-6432 (C) ___________________________

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LAUREL’S BEAUTY SHOP – 102 W. Main St, Mononaghela, PA. 724-2589518. $8 haircuts, $35 perms, 55 and older. ___________________________ CLEANING SERVICE - Reliable Cleaning Service Residential & Commercial Businesses by Tracy 724261-7378. Laundry, Food Preparation (Cooking) also available. ___________________________ CALL EMPIRE TODAY® - to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1866-538-7163. ___________________________ STAY IN YOUR HOME LONGER with an American Standard Walk-In Bathtub. Receive up to $1,500 off, including a free toilet, and a lifetime warranty on the tub and installation! Call us at 1-855-534-6198 ___________________________ 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 ___________________________

HOUSE FOR SALE – Monessen – Well maintained brick ranch. 3 BR, kitchen, dining room, living room on one floor. New electrical service. Price reduced. $31,000. 724-396-2234. ___________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY - (Donora). 4 lots @ $500 each, and 2 vaults @ $500 each. Transfer of deed included. 724-7479030 or 1-843-215-8909. If no answer – pls leave message. ___________________________ 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. ___________________________ 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,

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