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Kiwanis Club of Baldwin to Host 44th Annual Monte Carlo Night on April 21st The Kiwanis Club of Baldwin is holding its 44th Annual Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6-11 p.m. at Saint Albert the Great Church Hall in Pittsburgh. This event is the club’s main annual fundraiser, which benefits community activities in the Pittsburgh area and the club's general operating fund. Some of the many activities the club has sponsored include the Baldwin Borough’s Community Day, Library Summer Reading Program, and Annual Holiday Festival, as well as the Baldwin High School Key Club. The night will include dinner, horse races, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, Instant BINGO, a Chinese auction, and more! Tickets are $15/person, which includes dinner, soft drinks, and beer. Race horses can also be purchased before the event for $10 each. The event is for ages 21 and older. Note: Tickets will not be sold at the event! To purchase tickets, visit: or email Thank you for helping the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin make a difference in our communities.

Jamie Sethman Becomes Monessen’s First Female Captain Firefighter Page 30

Elizabeth Township Police Department Celebrates a Birthday K9-Style Page 23

Girl Scouts at Ringgold Elementary School South Celebrate 106 Years of Scouting

Girl Scouts at Ringgold Elementary School South recognized the 106th birthday of the Girl Scouts by wearing their uniforms to school. Some of the girls also participated in Girl Scout Sunday at Wright’s United Methodist Church. They also worked on a list of activities to complete during the week, to earn their birthday week patches.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24 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 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m.

APRIL 3 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE – 12-5:30 p.m. First Christian Church, Social Hall, 512 Second Street, Brownsville. Call 1-800-Red Cross (1800-733-2767) or visit and enter ‘Brownsville’ to schedule an appointment.

APRIL 4 NAOMI OUTREACH – 12 p.m. Cedarbrook Golf Course meeting room. We welcome any single woman living alone to join us in an afternoon of friendship. Jeannette Petruska from Mon-Valley Hospital will be our speaker. She will dis-

cuss with the group the latest advances in mammography. For additional information, call 724-243-3576. NALOXONE “NARCON� TRAINING – 7 p.m. Spencer United Methodist Church. If someone overdosed, would you know what to do and what NOT to do? Do you have naloxone? You could be the one to save a life! You will also be able to take home a supply of Naloxone. If you have any questions, call Pam Ozanich at 412881-4000.

APRIL 5 MVH DAY AT RIVER HOUSE CAFÉ TO BENEFIT THE AUXILIARY - 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. During this event, MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza, Jr. will serve as guest bartender from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Auxiliary will also have a basket raffle. The Auxiliary will receive 10% of all food sales and tips. Proceeds from this event benefit the hospital’s patients and visitors. For more information, call 724-258-1090.

‘PUPPY UP WALK’ MONESSEN PLANNING MEETING - 7 p.m. at the Italian Club, 112 7th Street, Monessen. The meeting is open to all interested people. For additional information, contact Randy at 724-493-8305.

and get some tips before planting this year. There will also be food available, so come hungry. For more information, call us at 724-872-0100.


SPRING CARD PARTY – 12-3 p.m. Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh, 15227. Lunch & prizes. Tickets: $15. For reservations, call 412-881-4000


ROSE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION – 1 p.m. Rose Garden within Renziehausen Park, McKeesport, 15132. (Rain date is April 14). Learn how to correctly prune roses and talk with experienced rosarians from the Garden Club of McKeesport and volunteers from the Pittsburgh Rose Society. Those planning to attend should bring their own work gloves and tools such as pruners and loppers and be dressed to work outside. The club, along with the Arboretum and Rose Garden in Renziehausen Park, is celebrating its 85th anniversary of growing. Come visit us.

NIGHT AT THE RACES - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. food starts at 6 p.m. races start at 7 p.m. Brentwood VFW Post 1810, 3801 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, 15227. There will be food and refreshments plus snacks. Lots to do, FUN for ALL. Call Jim at 412916-7466 or the VFW Post at 412-8819943.

BACKYARD FARMING AND GARDENING EXPO – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Old West Newton Gym, corner of 5th and Vine St. Hosted by Downtown West Newton Inc. Experts will be on hand to discuss raised bed gardens, soil prep, beekeeping, maple sugaring and much more. Come on out

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APRIL 7 ADULT COMEDY SHOW – 6:30 p.m. doors

open; show runs from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Scott Township Park Community Room. Featuring Wolfie & Friends. Fundraiser to benefit the Scott Township Public Library. Tickets: $15 (tickets sold at the library; will be available at the door while supplies last). Light refreshments provided (feel free to bring food to share with your table). Beer/wine/soft drinks available. PRINCESS TEA – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ringgold High School cafeteria. $20, no age limit. Tea includes sandwiches and snacks and hair, nail, and craft stations. Also, sing-a-longs with your favorite Disney characters. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Call 724-705-4193 to register. NOTTINGHAM TWP. CLEAN-UP DAY – 9-11:30 a.m. Meet at Nottingham Township Complex, 969 Sugar Run Rd. Eighty Four, 15330. Volunteers needed. Refreshments, food, supplies provided. Visit for more info. SPRING CRAFT FAIR - Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park. Wide aisles for browsing, plenty of parking and free admission for everyone! Proceeds benefit PRIME TIME Adult Care, a nonprofit organization offering medical supervision and physical and mental stimulation of the frail elderly or those with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call Mary Ann Weber, Director, at 412835-6661. MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY - 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9 a.m. (weather permitting). The likely project is ditch clearing using chainsaws to cut up large logs on the trail shoulder, bow saws, rakes and a leaf blower. Individuals inter-


ested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities. GARDENING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 10–11:30 a.m. Gardening class at the Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Rd. Monongahela, 15063. Find more info at Topics include weeds, bugs, vegetable and flower seedlings, spring feeding, starting bulblike flowers indoors, and pruning. This is the second in the series of six. $7 per session. Discount for YMCA members. Contact Jodi Lignelli to register at 724-483-8077. OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. 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.

APRIL 7 & 8 HOMEMADE CAKE DONUTS - St. Damien of Molokai Parish will have their homemade cake donuts for sale at Madonna Catholic Regional School, Monongahela. Saturday - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out. Sunday - 8:30 a.m. to noon or until sold out. $8 per dozen.

APRIL 8 MONONGAHELA WOMEN’S CLUB LADIES’ DAY OUT – 12-4 p.m. Rippels on the Creek event venue, 807 Dry Run Road in Monongahela. The event is a craft/vendor show. A light buffet is included in the ticket price, along with Chinese auction tickets and door prizes. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the club, at The Bar, or by calling 724-797-5236. All proceeds benefit local projects. Join us for an afternoon of socialization and shopping. 5 ——————————————————————————————————————————

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 2-7 p.m. Brentwood VFW, 3801 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Rt. 51, Pittsburgh, 15227. Fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 338 and VFW Post Riders 1810. Bake sale and amazing raffles. COOKIES 4 CHRIS - Luncheon and vendor show presented by Colorectal Cancer Alliance. South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA. 11 a.m.3 p.m. Lunch served at 1 p.m. Opening remarks at 1:15 p.m. For more info: 412885-2374,, Luncheon will also include local vendors, auctions, live entertainment, and door prizes and dozens upon dozens of cookies!

local coal mines. To donate, call Pat Lombardi at 412-882-9986

APRIL 10 SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

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ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - 6:30 p.m. Old Fells Methodist Church 800 Fells Road, Rostraver Twp. Dr. Miles Richards will present a detailed look at the life of Simon Girty who served as a liaison between the British and their Native American allies during the American Revolution followed by a question and answer session. All members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. Monthly meetings will now occur on the second Tuesday of each month.

APRIL 9 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM – 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Boro Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program for April will be ‘Plants from Seeds.’ The speaker will be Phillip Bauerie, master gardener. Guests are welcome. For more information about the PHGC, visit

SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2899 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on the many faces of Abraham Lincoln. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

BALDWIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – 7 p.m. Baldwin Borough Building. New members are welcome. We are looking for old yearbooks, photos, documents, farm tools, and work relics from

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Hazel- Kirk American Legion. For more information, call Geno at 724-7105718.

BOOK SALE - Donora Public Library, community meeting room on the basement level of the library. Books from popular authors such as James Patterson, Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele, non-fiction books, and children’s titles will be available. Sale held during regular library hours; Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.


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SENIOR DAY LUNCHEON – 11 a.m. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall. A warm and healthy lunch and great fellowship will make your day. Just a reminder: There will be no senior luncheon in May due to the Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Spaghetti Dinner on Election Day. WASHINGTON COIN CLUB - 7:30 p.m. Washington County courthouse room 103 in Washington. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes will be awarded for kids. For more information call 724984-6611.

APRIL 13 MON VALLEY ALLIANCE CASINO NIGHT – Doors open at 6 p.m. Held at By George Catering, Monongahela St., Monessen. Games open from 6:30 to 8:30. Play Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em and more for a chance at great prizes. Tickets are limited and start at just $25 and are available online at or by calling 724565-5638. Proceeds support community projects throughout the Mon Valley. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING “12 ORDINARY MEN” - 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Twelve men were touched by God in a way no one else had previously experienced. In their quest to spread the Gospel message, the Apostles witnessed unimaginable miracles and endure unspeakable cruelty. This documentary features interviews with leading scholars, exciting recreations, and authentic Holy Land footage. No charge; light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL – Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Washington Elks Lodge. Show begins at 6 p.m. Short and feature-length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Chestnut Ridge Chapter of Trout

Unlimited! Tickets are only $15, and you’ll get a free Field & Stream hat (a $16.99 value) with your ticket purchase! We’ll also have great gear prizes from Patagonia, ECHO Fly Rods, Airflo Fly Fishing Tackle, Field & Stream and more. For more info contact, or visit


OLDIES DANCE – 8-11 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Full buffet from 6-7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh South Hills Elks 2213, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Limited seating. $25 per ticket. Call 412-831-0616 or 412-835-7040 for ticket information. WESTMORELAND COUNTY PARKS OPEN FOR TROUT FISHING - 6 a.m. Twin Lakes, Mammoth, Northmoreland, Bridgeport Dam, and Chestnut Ridge County Parks. All parking areas and gates will be closed until that time. No one is permitted to stay in the parks overnight. Night fishing permits are also suspended for Friday April 13, 2018. Visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website for rules and regulations: For further information and for all boating rules and regulations, visit, or contact Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4-7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Bridgeville, 244 Station Street, Bridgeville. Call 412221-5577 for more info or takeout. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $8 - adults, $4 - children ages 2 – 12, Free - children under 2. Takeout is available. Proceeds benefit First UMC of Bridgeville and to help sponsor a mission trip. SOUP COOK OFF AT THE LEGION – 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pleasant Hills American Legion, 650 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. There will be unlimited soup tasting, bread, cornbread and a salad with all the fixins. Vote for your favorite soup. WINE TASTING EVENT – 12 p.m. Greenhouse Winery, 1048 Pinewood Road, Irwin. Sponsored by The West Newton Women’s Club. Participants will enjoy a tasting of five wines, an informative

talk on wines, and a luncheon that includes a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres and desserts! The admission is $18 and all proceeds will be donated to local charities. For tickets or information, contact any WNWC member or call 724-433-0730 or email SPRING FLEA MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Castle Shannon Community Library. Plenty of tables to shop from, refreshments, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Support the Friends and the library! SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER - 36:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each. SUPER HERO PARTY – 12-2:30 p.m. Monongahela Area Library. Hosted by Library Lovers. Enjoy crafts, snacks and fun! First child and adult is $15, additional children are $10 each. Space is limited; advanced tickets available at Monongahela Area Library.

WAVES OF PINK LUNCHEON – 12:30 p.m. Le Grande Room, 107 Second Street, West Newton. Three survivors speak of their breast cancer journey. Raffle baskets; menu is boardwalk foods. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh. Tickets: $30, $20 guests 17 and under. Tickets prepaid by April 7. For additional information, contact Cathy McGrath 724-483-5063. MEGA JEWELRY & BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. West Newton gym located on the corner of 5th and Vine St. Over 1,000 pieces of jewelry. Designers like Monet, Trifari, and Napier. Vintage, modern, costume, sterling silver and even some gold jewelry and watches for sale with prices starting as low as 50 cents. Vintage jewelry boxes for sale. Spring book sale has hundreds of books to choose from. There will be hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, nonfiction, cook books, westerns and much more. It is fill a bag for $5 at the books sale.

APRIL 15 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invited. Program

for this meeting to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes awarded for kids. For more information call 724-984-6611. MON VALLEY ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS SPRING FLING – Doors open at 3:30 p.m. 4-7 p.m. By George’s Banquet Hall, 1 Monongahela St. Monessen. Tickets of $25 include appetizers, coffee/tea, and entertainment by Jessica Lee Trio. Cash bar available. Tickets/info available by calling MVAA at 724-3090249 or emailing for ticket outlets. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 1-5:30 p.m. Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 East Bruceton Road. Sponsored by Pleasant Hills Lions Club. $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 or under. Tickets may be purchased from Lions Club members or at the door. Takeout will be available. All proceeds go to Lions charities. A donation of non-perishable food item is encouraged. Anyone interested in learning more about the club may call Michael Zaken 412-655-1234. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 11: 30 a.m. – 5:0 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, Monessen. The Monessen/ Rostraver Rotary and Knights of Columbus — 954 Monessen Council are partnering as host. Includes spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, dessert and coffee. $9 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the door, or they can be purchased in advance. Dine in, or takeout meals are available. For more information, call Kristen Joseph at 724-684-7393. Monies generated from the event are used for community projects by both organizations and by the Rotary to support scholarships for high school seniors at Monessen and Belle Vernon high schools.

APRIL 16 SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING – 7 p.m. Community Room. Annual “white elephant,” potluck dinner, a zany, fun evening of good food and many mystery gifts to be bid upon as another part of our fund raising efforts. We’re always ready to welcome newcomers to our club. You are welcome to join us if you wish.

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APRIL 19 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Event speaker Jack Puglisil will speak about the history of Winston Churchill. The cost for lunch is $8 payable at the door. RSVP by calling 412-655-2000. MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Avenue in Monessen. Everyone is welcome.


CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724929-4696 to make arrangements.

APRIL 20-21 USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE - Peters Township PTA will hold a used book and media sale in the Peters Township middle school gym. A wide variety of books will be available including adult and children’s, fiction and non-fiction, as well as DVDs, CDs and video games. Hardcovers $2; paperbacks $1; all media is $1 per disc. The sale will be held from 3:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, fill our bag with books for $5 from 9 a.m. - noon.

APRIL 21 SPRING DINNER & MUSICAL - 4-7 p.m. Turkeytown Vol. Fire Hall, 90 Supervisor Dr., West Newton. Dinner is Gary’s delicious stuffed pork chop dinner, homemade dessert & drink. $20/person; tickets may be purchased at Ace Hardware, Gary’s Chuckwagon, or Mantle House Mission. Takeout available. Proceeds benefit Mantle House Mission. OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. 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. PARTY WITH PRINCESSES – 12-2:30 p.m. Monongahela Area Library. Hosted by Library Lovers. Enjoy crafts, snacks and fun! First child and adult is $15, additional children are $10 each. Space is limited; advanced tickets available at Monongahela Area Library. MON VALLEY SCHOOL ‘COLOR-RUN 5K’ – Kids race 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. adult race. $10 for kids, $20 for adults and comes with a shirt. There will be raffles, therapy dogs, and food that can be purchased. Benefits Mon Valley School in Jefferson Hills, a special needs school with students from the age 5-21. Sign-up at DyeHard ChallengeRun. 4TH ANNUAL SPRING BASKET BASH Bentleyville Fire Department Social Hall in Bentleyville. Benefits the Bentleyville Lions Club. Come at 12 p.m. to view more than 100 baskets. $20 ticket gets you 25 basket tickets and a light lunch by Hog Father’s from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. when basket winners will be pulled. Tickets must be purchased in advance at The Bentleyville Medicine Shoppe, from any Bentleyville Lion, Dr. Stoupis DMD’s office or call 724-258-3776. Must be present to win. Games of chance, 50/50 PORK CHOP & STUFFING DINNER 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St., Elizabeth. Includes mashed potatoes, salad, drink, and dessert. Adults: $9, Children under 12: $4. For more info: 412-384-8868. 44TH ANNUAL MONTE CARLO NIGHT - 6-11 p.m. Saint Albert the Great Church Hall. Held by Kiwanis Club of Baldwin. The night will include dinner, horse races, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, instant BINGO, a Chinese auction, and MORE! Tickets: $15/person includes dinner, soft drinks, and beer. Race horses can also be purchased for $10 each. Event is for ages 21 and older. Tickets will not be sold at the event! To purchase tickets, visit: or e-mail

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IS BARIATRIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? Wednesday,$SU.,at6p.m. MonongahelaValleyHospital’s AnthonyM.Lombardi EducationConferenceCenter


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

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FOOD, FUN, AND LIBATION – 2-5 p.m. Ripepi Winery. Hosted by the Charleroi Rotary Club. Guests will enjoy heavy appetizers and a variety of chocolate treats. Weather permitting, guests may have an opportunity to tour the vineyard. A basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing will be held. Vintner Rich Ripepi will provide wines for tasting and will discuss wine and food pairings. Tickets are $30. Seating is limited. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Charleroi Rotary Club’s student programs and scholarships. For more information, call Steve or Colleen Arnowitz at 412-8417700 or 724-258-5631 for more information. SPRING BUNCO PARTY - 1 p.m. Hosted by the Vernon Belles, Riverside Place Senior Center, Charleroi. Men, women and children (ages 12 and up) are cordially invited for an afternoon of Bunco, lunch and prizes. Donation: $10. Call 724-7360354 for information and tickets.

APRIL 23 PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM – 7:30 p.m. Wrights United Methodist Church hall. A video titled “Silent Tales from Richland Cemetery” will be presented. Refreshments will be served. Further information: JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING – 7-9 p.m. Jefferson Hills Borough building in the large meeting room next to the library. Efforts to support Earth Day and May primary activities will be planned. For more information, contact us at

CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724929-4696 to make arrangements.

APRIL 25 WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Members and community invited. Presentation will be on Jefferson Hills’ historic Lobbs Run Cemetery. Grant Stoner, B. Classical Civilization and Journalism from Duquesne University, will provide an engaging account on this local graveyard. SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Hazel-Kirk American Legion. For more information, call Geno at 724-7105718.

APRIL 25 & 26 THE PITTSBURGH BUSINESS SHOW The region’s largest B2B trade show, business education, and networking event, will return to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 25-26, 2018. This two-day show features exhibitors, workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities for business owners, highlevel managers, investors, entrepreneurs, and company buyers. Featuring110,000 Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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square feet of exhibitor space in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Attendees will be able to choose from more than 40 speakers and workshops, network with industry peers, and shop for new products and services. Purchase one-day or two-day tickets from the Pittsburgh Business Show website at

APRIL 28 BARK FOR LIFE – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Museum Building, South Park. This fun fundraising event welcomes canines and their owners to come and enjoy a walk in the park. There will be a variety of demonstrations and vendors selling all types of products some canine related, some not. Registration is $25 per dog: Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. FLEA MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jefferson United Presbyterian Church. 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. Lunch available. Indoors, rain or shine. 412-653-4797. AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Greene Cove Yacht Club, Millsboro. Presented by Ten Mile Power Squadron. $20 per person. Pre-registration preferred. Call 412-720-2821

APRIL 28-29 OUTDOOR FEST – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Held by the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, Marianna. Both days: live music, mascots, petting zoo, vendors and crafters food and refreshments. Saturday: canoe race, anything that floats race, car truck and tractor show. Sunday: steel chain saw demo, trout stocking, free fishing derby. Kids derby: 9

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a.m. -noon, adults: noon to 3 p.m. 50 tagged fish for prizes. For more info, call 724-483-9318. HARMONY SINGERS ANNUAL SHOW – A Galaxy of Harmony features a variety of songs with celestial themes. Selections from the show include “Old Devil Moon,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Stardust.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m. Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh, 15220. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12 and are available from cast members or at the door. Discounted tickets, $9 each for groups of 10 or more, must be purchased in advance by calling 412-480-7557. For more info visit

APRIL 29 SPRING FUN CRAFT-VENDOR SHOW – 12-3:30 p.m. Holy Family Church, 225 N. 2nd Street, West Newton. Open kitchen will be available. For information email or call 724-331-1601. Leave a message and we will get back to you. STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY FLOWER DANCE - 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 Rt. 51. Admission is $10. Free parking, kitchen and bar open. Door prizes. Everyone welcome! Wear flowered shirts, pants, skirts, hats, ties, flowers in your hair! Dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. Plenty of swing, cha-cha, slow dancing and more after the lesson. Join the most fun and friendly dance around. All ages and dance levels welcome. Call Denise at 512-519-355 or find us on Facebook at Steppin’ Out Sunday.

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Cub Scout Pack 1542 Donates Flag to Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department

South Park Supervisor Urges the Public to Find a Solution to Gun Violence Dear Editor, Our youth and everyone living in America should not have to worry about being massacred by gunfire or explosives, in our schools, homes, streets, or at events. Can you believe that our children and teachers may have to wear armor when at school? Will our schools become fortresses (a military stronghold, heavily protected and impenetrable) with no outdoor activity or sports on school grounds? It is hard to imagine the future if our lawmakers don't find a bi-partisan solution to all the violence in our country. Is it the way we want our children to live? Is this the way we want to live in America? Contact the president, governor, U.S. senators, U.S. congressmen, state senator, and house members to make your voice heard. Don't just post a solution online where an elected official won't see or read it - you have to contact their office directly: Elected Officials | USAGov

Cub Scout Pack 1542 from Mingo Presbyterian Church recently donated a new indoor flag to the Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department. The flag was donated as a way of saying thank you for everything the department does for the community and the Scout pack. Some of the boys in attendance were (front row: left to right): Zachary Neidermeyer; Noah Sefchick; Devin Housley; Luke StCyr; Samuel Lytle; Bryce Kerr; Luke Valangevicia; Everett McLaughlin; and James Lytle; and (back row; left to right): Cub Leader Dan Neidermeyer; BSA District Executive Jacob Charles; Finleyville VFD President Sam Lytle; Finleyville VFD Chief Jeff Thomas; Cub Leader Steve Kerr; and Cub Leader Jeff Lytle.

Sincerely, Dave Buchewicz, Supervisor, South Park Township

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PLEASANT HILLS ROLLER HOCKEY ACCEPTING PLAYERS FOR SPRING/SUMMER SEASON Pleasant Hills Roller Hockey is now accepting players for the 2018 spring/summer season. Practices start in late May and games start in June. We have been here for 22 years and are a non-profit. We have ‘learn to play’ for ages 5 and up and different levels of play depending on age. We also have a buddy system so you can sign up with a friend. There is also an adult league 18 and up. For information and registration, go to Hope to see you for some fun this summer!

Mon Valley YMCA April Adult Programs Meadows Casino School Bus Trip Thursday, April 12 - 9 a.m. departure from Charleroi Chamber Plaza lot (near Valley Vending); depart Meadows Casino to return home at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $20 (bus bonus $25 free play instead of food voucher) Register by April 6 in person or call 724-483-8077. Open to the community. Focus on Fixed Income Lunch and Learn April 10 - 12:30 p.m. Topic: Senior Financial Scams, hosted by Edgar Jones Investments Financial Advisor Chad Novotney Register by April 9 in person or call 724-483-8077. Free and open to the community. Dining with Diabetes Classes will be held Wednesdays from 1 – 3:30 p.m. There will be a lecture/prepared healthy dish during each class. Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 8 *Plan to attend all classes Cost: $5 per person Register online only at: 10 —————————————————————————————————————————


NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY BANK PARK UPCOMING EVENTS Elected Officials Night North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be hosting an elected officials night on May 16 at the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park from 5:30-8 p.m. This event will feature a free cookout sponsored by the North Belle Vernon Community Bank recreation commission for all in attendance. The purpose of this event is to open up communications among the state, county, and local elected officials that represent our tri-county area to discuss the top major issues that we face today. All of our neighboring local municipalities face monetary restraints via their budgets, lack of needed equipment for their infrastructure maintenance, and crime due to our drug problems in our hometowns. We all realize we cannot win these battles alone, and that we have to face them together. Before we can fight these problems together, we have to get to know each other. The general public is also encouraged to attend to take part in these important conversations. We realize this is just the beginning, but it is a start for all of us to bridge the gaps between us and start to become successful with our goals of making the Mon-Yough Rivers region an area to attract both visitors and tourists to our area. For more information on this event please contact RJ Sokol at 724-9292749.

Pet Adoption Day The North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be holding their second annual Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, May 19 at the park from 12-4 p.m. This year's event is sponsored by Merrick Pet Foods. The pet adoption agencies that will be in attendance include Washington County Humane Society from Eighty Four, Fayette County Friends of Animals, Yukon Pet Adoption League, and Westmoreland County Friends of animals. If you cannot adopt a pet, then please donate cleaning supplies, pet food, blankets, pet toys, and monetary donations. All donations will be evenly split among all participating pet adoption agencies. It is out goal to find every orphaned pet a home that day. You'll have the opportunity to bring lots of love into your home by adopting an abandoned pet looking for a home.

Peters Creek Historical Society Presents on Richland Cemetery at April 23rd Meeting A video titled "Silent Tales from Richland Cemetery" will be presented at the Monday, April 23 meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society by program chairman Richard Gaetano. The cemetery is a gravesite of 13 acres in Dravosburg, where several local figures of historical interest are interred. The DVD is a project of the Dravosburg Community intent on archiving the stories of local soldiers like Jabez Griffiths, who carried Lincoln from Ford’s Theater, and Edward Pigford, who served with Custer and survived the Battle of Little Bighorn. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Wrights United Methodist Church Hall, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Refreshments will be served. For further information:

The only known picture of Edward Pigford (1854-1932), Private, 7th Calvary, Reno's Battalion, Company M, Battle of Little Bighorn.

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American Cancer Society ‘Bark for Life 2018’ Scheduled for April 28th in South Park On Saturday, April 28, the American Cancer Society Bark for Life and Vendor Show will take place at South Park in the museum building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fun fundraising event welcomes canines and their owners to come and enjoy a walk in the park while observing a variety of demonstrations and visiting vendors selling all types of products - some canine-related, some not. In addition to the walk and vendors, at 12:30 p.m., members of the Broughton Fire Department will be supporting the 6thannual Bone Drop Raffle. 1,000 bones will be dropped from the bucket of a ladder truck to determine the winner of the raffle. A lucky cancer survivor will be dropping the bones with the help of Broughton Fire Company. Registration is only $25 per dog and can be done by going to or by calling 412-919-1121. All proceeds from the day will support the lifesaving mission programs of the American Cancer Society. For questions about the event, you can call Shelley Jakell at 412-480-9461.

Local Communities Invited to Participate in 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful! has announced that registration for the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA is open. This annual event runs through May 31. During this period, registered events can get free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, as supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and education events and must be registered through the Great American Cleanup of PA website at to receive free cleanup supplies. As part of this event, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring Let’s Pick It Up PA every day from April 7 through April 30. During this time, trash collected at registered events can be taken to participating landfills free or for a reduced cost with prior approval. Groups, individuals, and local governments anticipate the annual initiative as a way to rally volunteers, reduce cleanup costs and be connected to a larger movement. Registration is open now at

BALDWIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS DONATIONS TO PRESERVE LOCAL HISTORY It's spring cleaning time and while you're cleaning, clearing and trying to decide once again what to do with grandma's yearbook… don't discard it, let us decide! The Baldwin Historical Society can help with your dilemma while preserving what might be important local history. Donated old photos and documents are some of the valued things that have become part of our archives. We also are looking for farm tools and work relics from the local coal mines. To donate, call Pat Lombardi at 412-882-9986 . Additionally, our next meeting is on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Borough Building, 3344 Churchview Avenue. New members are most welcome.

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Save the Date! Friends of South Park Golf Outing Scheduled for May 19th The 7th annual golf outing held by the Friends of South Park, The County Park will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the South Park Golf Course. The price of 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and beer/beverage at turn, a full catered dinner and many skill and door prizes is still only $80 per golfer! Guests may join the golfers at the dinner for $30 per person. The dinner will be held at the Spreading Oak Building on East Park Drive. The outing is a scramble with the first tee time at 9 a.m. The foursome with the lowest score will play for free next year! Your business can be advertised at each hole or green for $100 and a sign will be placed at your designated hole or green. Advertising will also be in our program! PayPal is up and running if you wish to donate or pay for your golf at or on Facebook at Friends of South Park Allegheny County Parks. Deadline to RSVP is May 4, 2018. All proceeds go towards the beautification of South Park! Donations are always appreciated! Please contact Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403 or for more information and donations or email Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times. 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Bradford House Museum Prepares to Open for 2018 Season The Bradford House Museum will open for the 2018 season on April 4, with an expanded schedule. The museum will welcome drop-in visitors Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through November 30. Other days/times may be scheduled by appointment. The Bradford House is located at 175 South Main Street, Washington and has free parking for guests behind the museum. The gift shop carries a variety of Whiskey Rebellion books, t-shirts and other items. The museum includes an 18th century stone house, an herb and flower garden, and a log cabin kitchen. The Bradford House sponsors several special events, including the Whiskey Rebellion Festival and Whiskey Rebellion Dinner in July, Ghosts of Washington haunted history walking tours in October, and a Holiday Gift Shoppe in December. Check the museum website for other events. The museum offers an American Heritage badge workshop for Boy Scouts, a meeting place for small groups, photo shoot locations, and specialized tours for groups of any age. Call 724-222-3604 or email to schedule. More information is available on the Bradford House website, 12 —————————————————————————————————————————


8th Annual ‘Cookies4Chris’ Luncheon and Vendor Show Raises Funds for Colorectal Cancer Research The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is pleased to host their sweet signature event – the 8th Annual ‘Cookies4Chris’ Luncheon and Vendor Show - on Sunday April 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, in Pittsburgh. The cookie table is a longtime tradition at Pittsburgh weddings. Guests are treated to a selection of homemade cookies lovingly baked by family and friends as a personal thank you. This event was created in honor of Christine “Chris” Sapienza, a Pittsburgh native, loving wife, mother, musician and small business owner who touched many lives and lost her battle with colon cancer in 2009. Chris was well known for sharing her specialty treats at many such occasions. Chris’ son, Michael Sapienza, is the president and CEO of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. For weeks leading up to the Cookies4Chris event, Pittsburgh residents spend countless hours baking, decorating and coordinating thousands of hand crafted treats that will create the elaborate cookie display. Last year, approximately 360 dozen cookies were made for the event. The luncheon will also include local vendors, auctions, live entertainment, and door prizes. Tabitha Cavanagh is this year’s Ambassador of Hope and guest colon cancer survivor. Pittsburgh native Shelley Duffy will emcee the event. Last year’s event sold out weeks prior, attracting more than 300 guests. Proceeds from the event will help support the work of Dr. Edward Chu and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer institute for their research efforts and development of novel treatment strategies for colorectal cancer. Over the past seven years, Cookies4Chris has raised over $175,000 to further colorectal cancer research and awareness, and more importantly, through its education and encouragement efforts, has saved lives. For more information, call 412-885-2374, email or visit

Honor America and Your Family Members with a Flag at South Park This Year The Friends of South Park, the County Park will place your flag at the center turn about at South Park, the County Park on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day! We will label each flag with the person of your choice. You may choose a veteran, a living or deceased family member, a friend or a pet. The flags will be displayed one week before each holiday and taken down a few days after to be stored for the next holiday. After Labor Day, you may remove your flag or contact the Friends for information regarding the flag. The cost is $5 per flag, and four flags may be purchased per household. There are 100 flags available at this point, and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis at first. For more information, visit or call Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403.

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APRIL NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM SPRING CEMENT CITY HOME AND WALKING TOUR DATE SET Our spring Cement City Home and Walking Tour and your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 101 years ago in 1917 is scheduled for Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. If Sunday sells out, Saturday, April 21 will be the overflow date. The cost of the tour is $13/person and space is limited. If you have any questions about Cement City or one of our Home and Walking Tours, please consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the historical society. The tour will start at the museum located at 595 McKean Avenue with a photo, artifact and blueprint presentation on Donora’s National Historic District – Thomas Edison’s Cement City created 101 years ago in 1917. A walking and home tour follows in the Historic District to point out various architectural and social details. The tour concludes by touring the interiors of at least two homes with rooms restored to the period.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME FILMS Among the many items that the Donora Historical Society has in its collection are over 115 reels of game film of football teams from all over the Mon Valley and beyond from 1963 to 1970. There are even basketball games from 1966 to 1979. They are all original 16mm films that are still in the process of being converted to DVD, but after launching this project over two years ago, many games have already been converted. Some games even show footage of cheerleaders, majorettes, band members and parents during senior night. The games that contain that content are noted on our website. The games feature notable players such as: Larry Crawford, Bernie Galiffa, Malcolm Lomax and Ken Griffey, Sr. (Donora); Fred Angerman (Monongahela); Gary Seykoski and John Radic (Ringgold); Larry Hughes and Ken Burkes (Rostraver); Gary Cramer and Gene Belczyk (Belle Vernon); Jeff Petrucci and George Carlock (Charleroi); Joe Zdravecky and Lance Wall (Monessen); Jim Brumfield (Elizabeth Forward); and Jack Ham (Bishop McCort) to name just a few. Some teams have multiple games per season. The high school teams from the Mon Valley that have at least one game in a given season include: Donora, Charleroi, Rostraver, Belle Vernon, Monongahela, Monessen, Clairton, Elizabeth Forward, Brownsville, Mon Valley Catholic, Thomas Jefferson, and Ringgold. If you have any interest or have questions on exactly which games we have, please consult the Historical Society by voicemail or email listed below, or see the full list of games on our website under the “Game Films” tab.

ADDITIONAL INFO If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at, or follow us and like us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

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Dollar Bank Makes $20,000 EOS Fund Contribution Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) Vice Chairman Lynne Stout recently accepted a $20,000 contribution to the EOS Fund from Dollar Bank Vice President, Treasury Management Joe Stromei. The EOS Fund awards scholarships to financially needy students, as determined by state income guidelines, who reside within the boundary of a “low-achieving” school to attend a participating non-public school or a participating public school outside of the recipient’s school district of residence through the Commonwealth’s WCCF Vice Chairman Lynne Stout and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Dollar Bank Vice President, Corporate (OSTC) program. Treasury Management Joe Stromei To date, the WCCF has awarded more than $188,000 in EOS Fund scholarships to students from needy families. Cumulatively, Dollar Bank has given $85,000 to the WCCF in support of its education programs. In addition to the education programs supported by the Foundation, the WCCF issues grants to numerous local charities throughout the year. The next available grant application deadline is July 1 for the Designated Field of Interestand Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle Funds. For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit

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Mon Valley School Plans Color Run 5K for April 21st A color run 5K is being held on April 21. The 9:30 a.m. race is for kids, and the cost to participate is $10, which includes entry and a shirt. The 10:30 a.m. race is for adults and the cost to participate is $20, which includes entry and a shirt. There will be raffles, therapy dogs, and food that can be purchased. Proceeds benefit Mon Valley School in Jefferson Hills, a special needs school with students from the age 5-21. Sign up to participate online at

CWCC Continues Acts of Kindness as They Launch 2018 Initiatives The Catholic Women's College Club (CWCC) held their first meeting of 2018 at the Mon Valley Hospital conference center on March 5. The women discussed their charitable services done to meet the needs of different organizations in the Valley. To wrap up the previous year, in December, the women collected monetary donations to buy socks and personal items for a shelter caring for victims of domestic violence. A group from the club visited a small home taking care of mentally challenged patients. Mon Valley Hospital, the personal care homes, and rehab centers in the Mon Valley have all benefited from the time and contributions of these women. Moving forward, for April, Easter visits are scheduled and gifts, baskets, and baked goods will be given to those in need of care and comfort. The next meeting of the CWCC will be held at St. Vincent de Paul, Jozwiak Hall in Monessen on April 2 at 6 p.m. The club will present their annual scholarship to a deserving high school senior girl at this time. —————————————————————————————————————————— 15

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Holds Open House for New Outpatient Center Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will host an open house to showcase its newest outpatient facility, Monongahela Valley Hospital Outpatient Center — California, on Thursday, April 19, from 3 to 6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. The outpatient center is located at 371 Skyline Drive in California. The center houses California Imaging, offering MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, x-rays, bone density scans as well as a blood draw center. MonVale Primary Care Practices, Mon-Vale Surgical Associates and The Orthopedic Group also see patients at the California facility. Visitors can tour the facilities, enjoy refreshments and giveaways. Registration is not required, but recommended. To register, call 724-258-1234.

SWPA Nurses Club Hosts Lecturer on The Education of Blind Children The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 17, 2018 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Jillian M. Pritts. She is the Institutional Advancement Director for the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. Her topic is "The Education of Blind Children in Pittsburgh." All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Carol at 412-885-0367 for more information.

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Despite Cold Weather, Charleroi Elementary Center’s Spring Craft and Vendor Show a Success By Jill Runfola The Spring Craft and Vendor Show, held at Charleroi Elementary Center on a chilly March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., was expected to be even busier than last year, according to one coordinator, Becky Spiker, school librarian. The 2nd annual event was also coordinated by Dana Cannon, certified school nurse, and many committee members worked together to make the Concession workers (l-r) Kathy Franks, reading specialist and Kim Gilmore, kinderday possible. The show benefits stugarten teacher, take a short break. dents in the Charleroi School District through Harvest Bounty, a weekend food program. The Harvest Bounty program received the Regional Service Award from the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce last year. Cannon said, “The program takes about $30,000 to $36,000 to run each school year. Most of the food is purchased at the Greater Washington County Food Bank. For our students with allergies, at times we need to purchase food locally.” She continued, “The Harvest Bounty committee is truly excited to Pictured are (l-r) Becky Spiker and Dana Cannon, who were mainly in charge of the work within our district and commuSpring Craft and Vendor Show. nity. We receive donations from everyone in our community, which we are very grateful for. But this fundraiser, as well as smaller ones throughout the year, allows this program to prosper.” This fundraiser, a spring-themed show, featured the following vendors: Avon, Paparazzi Jewelry, MC Designs, Pink Zebra, Ric’sKustom Polishing, and many more. G-Ma’s Things, with mostly handmade Easter designs and ceramics, is owned by Doreen Broadwater. Her sister, Loretta Beckhardt, said of the show, “We’re having fun, looking to see what the crowd is like. It was good last year.” She further explained that proceeds from the Chinese auction are going toward the Food Bank, adding, “No one should be hungry in this country.” In addition to the vendors and the Chinese auction, there was also a concession stand. Some of the food available included: hot dogs with sauerkraut, nachos, chips, doughnuts, coffee, candy, and pop or water. The prizes available at the Chinese auction included: a Cougars blanket, toys, crocheted Easter bunnies, and lottery scratch-offs; there were 51 prizes in all. Everyone who attended seemed to have a good time!

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS The schedule for session 2, which lasts eight weeks, is now available. Pre-registration required. See our website at for descriptions, times, and start dates. Register online or at the recreation center. For more information, call 724-9425000. MOTHER’S DAY FLORAL WREATH MAKING CLASS (AGES 18 AND OVER) Minimum 5 / Maximum 10 Join in the fun designing a Mother’s Day floral wreath to take home. Start with a 14” hoop and add summer florals and eucalyptus. All supplies included with an instructor led class. Day: Friday, May 4, 2018 Time: Noon to 2 p.m. OR 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $65 member / $98 non-member YOUTH AND TEEN TWEEN NIGHT (AGES 9-12 YEARS) Minimum 8 – Maximum 20 A night for tweens to socialize, play games (basketball, air hockey, ping pong, board games, etc.), make a craft and enjoy snacks. Pre-registration is required. Day: Friday, April 13 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 member / $8 non-member Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 12 PRESCHOOL - SPRING INTO EARTH DAY (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS) Minimum 6 – Maximum 20 Celebrate Earth Day and the spring season with a story, recycled craft, and hike through the park (weather permitting). Pre-registration is required. Day: Thursday, April 19 Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Fee: $5 member / $8 non-member (per child) Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 17 CELEBRATE THE LAKE Take part in outdoor activities at Peters Lake Park as we celebrate this beau tiful park on Earth Day! Please see our website for details and registration. Program fees vary. Day: Sunday, April 22 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. SUPERHERO NIGHT (AGES 10 & UNDER) Meet your favorite superheroes, get your face painted, and complete a number of action-packed games and activities to save the day! Costumes are encour aged. Registration is recommended. Day: Friday, May 4 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee: Member - $5 per child/non-member - $8 per child

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Have you ever wished your son or daughter were more confident? This is the problem many parents around the country and the world are facing. Maybe your child has been labeled "shy," and has a hard time being independent, making friends, or just leaving the comfort of your side. Or, he could be the complete opposite - a child with a very strong personality that has a hard time channeling his strengths, and so gets the label of "bossy" or "overbearing." The only place to turn to is a few articles on the internet that promise "tips" for you to use in hopes of making a change for the better. That is, until now. Local businesswoman, coach and author Kara Czerniak recognized this need and knew that it wasn't being met in the ways kids needed most. "I started a leadership program in my Kinder Karate® classes," Czerniak said. "I wanted to focus on confidence and being good examples as leaders for the other kids. What happened in that program was so much more. I began to get stories of how lifealtering changes were being made with the kids – kids who would hide behind mom and cry were now able to introduce themselves and make friends. Others told how they were now able to exhibit confidence, and were re-teaching the lessons to family members and friends. It was really amazing, and I knew I had to get this information out there beyond my Kinder Karate® classes." What started as a leadership class for her kids became Kids Confidence Academy. The Academy is an online program that will offer lessons to kids on confidence, both by video and by interactive group video calls. Czerniak created her live event, called Confidence 101 for Kids, to introduce the program. Explaining why she wanted to have a live event, she said, "I wanted to have a live event where parents would get to see firsthand the kinds of things their kids would be learning, and they would get to see results for themselves, right away. When kids are taught confidence as a behavior, and not a feeling, it makes more sense to them. They get excited when they understand they are NOT their labels, and can really be what they want to be, which is happy and confident." Czerniak has partnered with MindUp, part of the Goldie Hawn Foundation, and is the only independent provider of the MindUp curriculum. Kids Confidence 101 will be offered at the Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South, on Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park, on Saturday, April 21. Tickets can be purchased at Learn more about Kids Confidence Academy and Kara Czerniak at

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Washington County Attracts 90 Economic Development and Infrastructure Projects for over $727.6 Million in Capital Investment in 2017 Washington County, which leads the Greater Pittsburgh Region in energy production and industrial/commercial development, continues to maintain its strong position among Southwestern Pennsylvania counties in terms of economic growth and job creation. To emphasize this growth, the Washington County Board of Commissioners recently joined with 392 Washington County business leaders at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh /Southpointe to highlight 90 economic development projects that account for over $727.6 million in capital investment in Washington County during the past year. These projects were also complemented by over $6.7 million in additional investments the county has made in 2017 through the Washington County Local Share Account (LSA) - a fund capitalized by gaming revenues. These LSA investments are being leveraged by an additional $29 million in public and private resources. “Washington County continues to lead the Greater Pittsburgh Region in creating new economic growth, new job opportunities and county-wide expansion,” stated Larry Maggi, Chairman of the Washington County Board of Commissioners. “In 2017, our public and private partners announced $727,609,978 in new business investment and an additional 1,438created/ retained jobs in Washington County. This tremendous growth in business investment and job creation was driven by numerous sectors of our economy-energy,commercial/retail development, healthcare and infrastructure. We are

proud of that success especially in creating new job opportunities for our residents,” Chairman Maggi commented. Chairman Maggi also correlated the county’s manufacturing success to the energy industry. “Many of the manufacturing expansions our county has witnessed have not only been due to new market opportunities but also our access to low cost energy and our national position in the natural gas industry. For instance, JJ Kennedy announced it will construct a ready-mix concrete plant, silo and supply yard in Robinson Township to support the construction of the Southern Beltway and Shell Cracker site in Beaver County. We are well situated to fully leverage our leadership in the energy industry to create new opportunities across industry sectors,” Maggi remarked. Chairman Maggi further stated that the energy industry continued to innovate and remain strong in 2017.“Washington County led the state again in 2017 in unconventional well permits with 515which is more than 25% of the total number of permits issued in the entire state. The county also led the state in the total number of wells drilled with 209 or 23% of the total wells drilled in the state,” Maggi commented. He further explained that energy activity attracted corporate investment. “Our county’s leadership in the energy sector proved itself once again with significant investments in our area. Three energy companies, ECM Energy, Huntley & Huntley and DTE Energy leased space in Southpointe Business Park; MarkWest

VENDORS NEEDED FOR FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ELIZABETH COMMUNITY ENDEAVORS A fundraiser for the Elizabeth Community Veterans Memorial and Elizabeth Boro VFC will take place on Sunday, April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. To participate as a vendor, you must pay a nonrefundable $25 table fee and donate either a basket for the basket auction or a door prize gift. Setup is between 10 and 11:45 a.m. at the Elizabeth Bingo Hall. For more information, contact Wendy Smith Buza at 412-527-3015 or The application deadline is April 7, 2018.

submitted plans to Smith Township to obtain approval to build two de-ethanizers and four cryogenic plants at their 130-acre Harmon Creek processing facility and Corsa Coal more than doubled its headquarters space in Southpointe. We also saw CNX Coal Resources and OMNIS Bailey announce a partnership to build a one-of-a-kind solid energy refinery into high quality clean carbon fuel and topsoil that has been shown to remediate mineral depleted farmland-leading to enhanced plant growth and nutritionally superior food. The real innovation is that this refinery will create two marketable products from

coal waste that offer significant benefitscleaner energy and better food,” Maggi stated. Chairman Maggi further stressed energy’s importance by highlighting HydroEdge Solutions’-a company that develops and operates temporary water lines for hydraulic fracturing operationsplans to hire 20 additional employees to complement its 92 employees at locations in McMurrary and Eighty-Four and FTS International announcing plans to relocate its Ohio wireline division to Speers Industrial Park in the Monongahela Valley. With the relocation, FTS will now have three locations in Washington County.

Monongahela Farmers’ Market Gets Ready for 2018 Season The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is starting up again on Fridays beginning Friday, June 8 from 3-6 p.m. through Friday, September 28, 2018. Going forward, we will be associated with the Lions Club of Monongahela/Donora. We are so happy to have them help us. We have our regular farmers coming back this season and are looking forward to having them back. We will be having new vendors, two of which are pizza and wings and Paula's Hometown Hot Dogs! We are still looking for a baker with a certificate/license for PA. We have not finalized our vendors yet, so check back on Facebook or see our ads in future issues of The Messenger to stay up to date. If you would like to participate as vendor that sells food or entertainment, or if you would like to sponsor us, send us a message on Facebook, call 724-328-2834, or email us at 22 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Joseph C. Cirelli Community Service Award Winner Named

Vote Now For Pittsburgh’s Inaugural ‘Business Choice Awards’

The recipient of the 10th Annual Joseph C. Cirelli Community Service Award has been chosen. The winner is Marci Elsbury, who is the co-founder and Executive Director of Mantle House Mission in West Newton, where she has volunteered since 2010. Marci mentors the residents, teaching them the independent living skills that are necessary to succeed on their own. Under her supervision, each resident receives life skills training which includes cooking, balancing finances, cleaning, organizing a household, and preparing for employment by working at the Mantle House Resale Store, which also helps support the organization. Mantle House Mission is a nonprofit organization offering a transitional place for homeless young men and women aged 18 - 24 who seek a return to the community and a productive life. Mantle House Mission believes there is a great need to help young adults who may have no direction in their lives or a lack of guidance from mentoring adults. In honor of Marci’s hard work, Clearview is making a $2,500 donation to Mantle House Mission. The organization will use the donation to assist with operating costs and allow further growth to sustain the Mission and its programming. The Joseph C. Cirelli Community Service Award was created to recognize a person who provides outstanding volunteer service to his/her community. The award is named in honor of former Clearview President/CEO Joseph Cirelli, who served the Credit Union for 35 years.

The Pittsburgh business community is welcoming the inaugural Business Choice Awards, a program that recognizes the remarkable impact that area businesses have made in the past year in the Pittsburgh region. Nominations in more than 80 categories are now being accepted at, with voting by the public to follow. Winners from each category will be awarded on April 25, 2018, at the Pittsburgh Business Show. This awards program was created by, a 14-year-old Pittsburgh company which helps businesses establish and promote their reputation. This award was designed for people to recognize their favorite Pittsburgharea business by nominating them at Dozens of business categories ranging from software development to retail to real estate are available, and any business’ information can be entered into the nomination platform. Once a nominee is accepted, the business can fill out the entire profile, then continue to edit their profile in order to share their information with their customers, clients, and the public to gain votes. Voting ends in April. The number of votes received will determine the winner in each category, and winners will be announced at the Business Choice Awards event on April 25, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The winners of each category will receive a Business Choice Awards plaque and 10 runner-up businesses will be recognized at the Show on the main stage, in the show program, and online throughout the year on the Business Choice Awards website and on social media. Commercials promoting the Business Choice Awards featuring Darieth Chisolm are airing on KDKA-TV, The CW, and WDVE. “I am excited for Pittsburgh businesses from all over the region to be able to participate in a business award that has been created by their peers, nominated by their peers, and voted on by the community,” said Linda Jo Thornberg, President of the Pittsburgh Business Show. “Pittsburgh businesses do a great job supporting each other and our communities. It is an honor to help support them with an event that recognizes these businesses at the Show,” The public is invited to attend the Business Choice Awards on April 25 and then to meet and mingle afterwards with the winners at Pittsburgh’s largest networking event at 7:30 p.m. Discounted tickets are available here and allows attendees to also gain entrance to the two-day Pittsburgh Business Show on April 25 and 26, 2018. The Show will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and is a business-for-business trade show featuring hundreds of exhibitors from dozens of industries and networking events designed to connect attendees quickly to the people who can help their company succeed.

Save the Date! MVRCC Annual Golf Outing Scheduled for June 7th

New Eagle Woman Crowned ‘NATIONAL Garden Miss’ Tiffany Laurel Forlai was crowned ‘National Garden Miss’ in the miss division at a pageant held at the Days Inn in East Brunswick, New Jersey, on January 26. Tiffany also received awards in the modeling and photogenic categories. She is a pharmaceutical sales representative and currently resides in New Eagle.

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The Mon Valley Regional Chamber will host its annual golf outing on Thursday, June 7 at Nemacolin Country Club, Beallsville. Registration will be at 8 a.m. and tee-off is at 9 a.m. Golfers will be offered a total package for the day, including plenty of food, beverages and chances to win fabulous prizes. Watch for more details via Chamber communications and future editions of The Messenger.

Derek Zdravecky, Jeff Vitale, Vic Vitale and Anthony Massari enjoy the 2017 MVRCC Golf Outing (PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ANGELO).

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Elizabeth Township Police Department Celebrates a Birthday K9-Style

Northwest Bank Peters Township Office Manager Tyler Novak, left, and Vice President, Washington County Area Manager Christopher Claspy, right, with WCCF Chairman Edward

Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) Chairman Edward Morascyzk recently accepted a $50,000 contribution to the WCCF’s EOS Fund from Northwest BankVice President, Washington County Area Manager Christopher Claspy and Peters Township Office Manager Tyler Novak. The EOS Fund awards scholarships to financially needy students, as determined by state income guidelines, who reside within the boundary of a “lowachieving” school to attend a participating non-public school or a participating public school outside of the recipient’s school district of residence through the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. “Through our support of the Washington County Community Foundation, Northwest Bank has a fantastic opportunity to help fuel student success and provide K-12 scholarships to students for programs that may have otherwise been out of reach,” remarked Claspy.

Since 2007, the Bank has cumulatively contributed more than $310,000 to the Community Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and OSTC programs. “A loyal and generous supporter of the Foundation’s education funds, Northwest Bank should take great pride in knowing that their corporate contributions are helping many local students. Their gifts are valuable investments in the future of our community and its children,” remarked Morascyzk. In addition to the scholarships provided through the EITC and OSTC programs, the Foundation also administers more than 35 permanent post-secondary scholarships. Applications for these post-secondary scholarships are currently being accepted and must be submitted by April 1 using the online scholarship application available on The WCCF expects to distribute nearly $200,000 in scholarships to local students this spring.

Officer Eli enjoys his ice cream cake with a special bone treat on the top.

By Michelle Taylor The K9 unit of Elizabeth Township Police Department celebrates the 3rd birthday of Officer Eli on March 24 at Elizabeth Forward Middle School. The well-behaved but lovable German Officer Novacek and Officer Eli pose Belgium Shepherd mix not only had his with a few attending guests. birthday, but a "pawty" to celebrate. Officer Novacek, Eli's guardian and trainer, demonstrated Eli's progress in training during the event. While giving Eli's commands in German and Dutch, Officer Novacek also allowed pictures and answered any questions the audience had. In addition to the guest of honor and his guardian, there were raffle gift baskets, 50/50, a DJ and activities for the kids, which included face painting, coloring pages, and two fire trucks. Free hot dogs, drinks, cheese fries, and cupcakes were provided to all who attended. Officer Eli wasn't left out, as he was provided with his very own ice cream cake, donated by Frosty Cone. T-shirts were available for purchase to help raise funds for the Elizabeth Township Police Department K9 and equipment fund. Happy birthday, Officer Eli!

Single Mom Conference Offering Day of Pampering and Appreciation to be Held on May 5th A year ago, the Christian Center Church of Rostraver Township was the host of the first single mom conference that honored single moms for being the superheroes that they are every day. The day allowed the single moms take a break from their everyday routine, be pampered, and allowed them to see how important and loved they are for just being themselves. The event was completely free for

these ladies and their children. It allowed them to feel that they had hope, were loved, encouraged and their lives were changed. Many organizations from the area came together to help with gift baskets and food. There were over 50 volunteers that made this event a success. The church is getting ready to host the second single mom day of pampering. This year, it will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The

theme this year is “I Am Loved: Every Day is a Blank Slate - A Single Mom Day of Pampering.” Registration is now open and runs through April 28 on the church website at or by calling the church at 724-929-9290. The event is open to the first 115 single moms and their children, if they do not have a babysitter. The ages of the children are from 6 months to fifth grade. The ladies will be called the week

of the event to finalize information for the event, which will include setting up their pampering times for their makeovers. The doors will open at 10:15 a.m. for check-in and getting all of the children and moms to their areas by 11 a.m. For more information, call Lisa Lyons, Director of Outreach Ministries, at 724-929-9290 or email her at 24 —————————————————————————————————————————


Local Girl Scouts Make Blizzard Bags for the Elderly

Packing the bags

All the girls are students of Ringgold Elementary School North

Last month, local Girl Scout troop 16496 collected, decorated and packaged 72 blizzard bags for the elderly. The bags, along with hand-decorated placemats, were donated to Meals on Wheels. The bags were disbursed to those in need most in Finleyville, Monongahela, Peters Township, and surrounding areas.

Belle Vernon Area Charitable Fund to Host First-Ever Derby Day on May 5th The Belle Vernon Area Charitable Fund is off to the races! The trust is set to host its first-ever Derby Day, a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser, on May 5 at Amulet Farms on Rostraver Road in Rostraver Township. All proceeds of the event will benefit the Belle Vernon Area School District students and staff members by providing financial support for district initiatives and promoting the arts and academics beyond what is possible through government resources. Several highlight events of the day include a live celebrity harness race featuring community leaders on Amulet’s racetrack, airing of the 144th Kentucky Derby on jumbo-tron television, a Derby hat fashion contest with a grand prize of a $250 Nemacolin gift card, food, beer and wine, live music by the band Rustic River and much more. Participants will also be able to meet the farm’s horses, as well as tour the facilities. Gates open at 2 p.m., with activities beginning at 3 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and identification is required at the gate. Advance tickets are available now at $20 each and the first 200 attendees at the gate will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. For information or tickets, call CSC Insurance Options at 724-929-3200 today.

NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY BANK PARK FARMERS’ MARKET BEGINS IN JUNE The North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be hosting a farmers’ market every Thursday beginning Thursday, June 28. We are also looking for hot food vendors, baked good vendors, craft vendors, and other great vendors to come in every Thursday.

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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Extends Thanks for Easter Egg Hunt Contributions The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend our sincere thank you to the following businesses that supported our annual Easter Egg Hunt. 2018 Easter Egg Hunt Sponsors Candelore’s Barking Beauties & Tregembo Motors 2018 Easter Egg Hunt Contributors 88 Storage Ashcraft Construction & Storage State Senator Camera Bartolotta City of Monongahela Community Eye Care e-merge, Inc. EQT Corporation From the Top Music Shop Attorney James Haines, Jr. Handyman Matters Lenzi’s Service Station Main Street Barber & Supply Mon Valley Accounting & Tax Services, Inc. Monongahela Woman’s Club Please help support these local businesses that so generously donate to our community events.

The Residence at Logan Names Gregory Gramm as Executive Director The Residence at Logan, a senior living community in Bethel Park, has named Gregory S. Gramm as its new executive director. Greg is native to the area, growing up in Bethel Park and graduating from Bethel Park High School. He is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a B.S. in marketing and brings over twenty years of professional experience in the senior living industry with him to the community. “We are very excited to have a professional of Greg’s caliber leading the team at The Residence at Logan,” said Denise Pampena, President of Sweetbay Senior Living. “His passion for our residents and his commitment to excellence will be tremendous qualities when working with our residents and families to provide a warm and safe environment, a vibrant lifestyle, and the very best of care and services.” Greg’s enthusiasm and passion for senior living began when he joined UPMC’s St. Margaret’s Seneca Place as Director of Environmental and Plant Services. His professional experience also includes working for Genesis Health Ventures, Paramount Senior Living, and Five-Star Senior Living. Most recently, Greg assumed several leadership positions with Sunrise Senior Living including Executive Director of the McCandless and Upper Saint Clair senior communities. He also served as a Senior Float Executive Director for Sunrise in the Eastern Region, covering vacancies from New York to North Carolina. “I look forward to becoming a part of the innovative management team of Sweetbay Senior Living and using my vast experience to enhance the already high-quality care in this modern, upscale environment,” said Mr. Gramm. For more information, visit

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APRIL NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Public Meeting The rescheduled annual Public Meeting for the Greater Monessen Historical Society membership will be Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. The annual report will be presented, along with planned activities for the year. Board members will discuss their areas of responsibility. The new spring exhibit will be unveiled.

Spring Exhibit The spring exhibit will focus on local bridges and river transportation. If anyone has photos they are willing to loan or donate for the exhibit, please drop them off at the museum or email a scan to

Seeking Photos The Society is also still seeking photos of the Washington and Linden Elementary Schools. Photos can be dropped off at the Heritage Museum to be scanned or emailed to

175th Birthday Celebration for Henry Sellers McKee During the year, 2018, the Society will celebrate the 175th birthday of Monessen Founder Henry Sellers McKee. McKee was one of the members of the East Side Land Company, which created Monessen in the late 1890s. We hope to do a joint celebration with the City of Jeannette, as it was also founded by H. Sellers McKee. In Monessen, McKee Avenue is named in his honor.

Historic Dinner Mark your calendars for the annual historic dinner! It will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The theme will be the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War and the establishment of the countries of Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Yugoslavia.

Follow Us The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724-684-8460. Admission is always free.

Grand Opening of Mantle House Resale Store in Victory Scheduled for April 6th and 7th The grand opening of the Mantle House Mission Resale Store in Victory will be April 6 and 7. The location is 2801 Douglas Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. The store will be open every Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. All clothing is $2 each. There will also be an outdoor flea market on Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome – cost to participate is $10/table. Call to register at 724-600-8426. 25 ——————————————————————————————————————————

SHIM’s Prospect Park Family Center Moves to Wallace School Building New Location Provides More Space For Growth In March, South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) moved the home of its Family Center to the Wallace School Building in Baldwin. The site provides double the square footage and is more accessible to the larger community, allowing SHIM to reach more neighbors in need. “We opened the Family Center in the apartments at Prospect Park 11 years ago, and we’ve continued growing to meet the community’s needs since then,” said Courtney Macurak, director of programs, SHIM. “The new building will allow us to reach beyond the Prospect Park community and connect with even more of our foreign-born and native neighbors who might need our resources. We are so glad to be able to continue to grow to help meet the needs of our entire South Hills community.” SHIM opened its offices at the Wallace School Building on March 7, 2018, but has been running tax preparation services in the new space since January. The majority of SHIM’s programs, including youth mentoring, women’s group, counseling and more, have officially moved to the new space. SHIM’s Prospect Park food pantry will remain at the old location, and the organization plans to maintain limited office hours in Prospect Park to assist with minimal needs such as printing out forms, making phone calls, faxing items, etc. Additionally, SHIM’s early childhood program will continue at Prospect Park until the end of May. “The new space will allow us to do so much more,” Macurak said. “Our mentoring students will have more space for activities; our staff and community will be able to have more privacy for personal conversations and therapy sessions; and we’ll be able to expand on so many programs to accommodate interests and needs.” SHIM’s Family Center at the Wallace School Building can be reached at 412885-0284. The building, owned by the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, is located at 41 Macek Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. The SHIM Family Center is partially funded by the Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services.

‘Race to Break the Cycle of Child Abuse’ Event Scheduled for April 15th in Peters Township Please join Watchful Shepherd USA and PULSE, a state-of-the-art fitness studio at 3339 Washington Rd. in Peters Township, to help prevent child abuse on Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. – noon…race to break the cycle of child abuse! Simply register on our website at by donating $100 for an individual or $400 for a team. Each stationary bike will have teams of four, with the race consisting of 15-minute heats and all team members sharing and riding relay-style. You can help by recruiting your friends, family and colleagues to join you in person, putting together a team, or donating in your name. This is the 2nd year that PULSE has donated their time, talents and location to raise awareness during April, National Child Abuse Awareness Month. To register and pay, go to and click on the ‘PULSE’ logo. For questions, please call Watchful Shepherd at 724-941-3339.

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Rostraver Township Residents, Save the Date for Electronic Recycling Days Each household in Rostraver Township will be allowed to place ONE electronic item out for pick-up/disposal on the date listed below which coordinates with their regular garbage day. Garbage Day Pickup/Disposal Date MONDAY, May 7, 2018 TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 For example, if a household’s garbage day is on Monday, that household will be able to place one item for pickup on Monday, May 7, 2018 and ONLY on that day. Please have your one item placed curbside for pick-up by 6 a.m. on your scheduled day. Items that can be placed out for pickup include: any size TV, microwaves, printers, electric typewriters, copiers (desktop and standalone), fax/copy machines/duplicators, CPUs/towers, laptops, computer monitors-CRT & LED/LCD, peripherals (mouse, keyboards, speakers). A computer with monitor-tower-keyboard-mouse-speakers may be combined to equal one item. Household hazardous waste will NOT be accepted. Rostraver Township will also be conducting an electronic recycling drop-off day at the Municipal Complex in September 2018. Please watch the Rostraver Township website at for an announcement with additional information later this year.

Charleroi, Belgium Mayor and Officials Visit Sister City of Charleroi, Pennsylvania On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Borough of Charleroi municipal building, 338 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, local officials welcomed the arrival of Mayor Paul Magnette and officials from Charleroi, Belgium as they visited officials in their sister city of Charleroi, PA. This is not the first time these two towns from different countries who own the same name have had official historic visits to one another's locations. Back in 1982, Charleroi, PA officials traveled to Charleroi, Belgium to tour their city after the Pennsylvania borough received a visit from the Belgium mayor and officials. The agenda included a quick tour of the municipal building, which was followed by a luncheon event at the Riverhouse Café in Charleroi. During the luncheon, a key to the city was presented to Mayor Magnette. After the luncheon, there was a tour of World Kitchen, Charleroi's largest employer.

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Citizens Group Forming in Carroll Twp. By Miranda Startare A Carroll Township resident requested recognition of a newly-formed citizens group at the March 6 supervisors meeting. Jim Delaney, of Balboa Drive, formed the Carroll Township Concerned Citizens organization in anticipation of an upcoming drilling project that will be affecting the residents in the Van Voorhis and Balboa Drive area of the township. The group will request a meeting with EQT through the township in order to have a dialogue about permit requirements in order to prevent issues residents experienced during the previous gas well drilling in the area. According to Mr. Delaney, issues of concern to the group include lighting, idling, noise levels, adherence to permit requirements, and other issues affecting the residents in the area of the drilling. The group will also request information about the anticipated length of the project, which will include drilling to depths of 18,000 feet, much deeper than depths drilled in the previous project, according to Mr. Delaney. These increased depths may increase the potential noise levels, and the group wants EQT to make necessary accommodations. We want to “preserve the safety and lifestyle of residents,” according to Mr. Delaney.

New Eagle to Repair Flooded Road By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council informed residents at the March 6 borough meeting that their crews will be working to repair a road that was flooded and essentially washed away during a February rain. A resident of Walnut Street, where the flooding occurred, has been walking to his home from a nearby area because of the inaccessibility of his driveway. Council will also work with crews to resolve a drainage issue on a Center Avenue resident’s property. In other business: • New Eagle Borough hired Outside The Box I.T., of Monongahela, to manage informational technology services for the borough, including the borough office computer and tax files, at a rate of $2,128 a year. • Monongahela Police Officer Rocky Henson encouraged citizens to contact the police with any information about drug activity as the department continues its work in fighting the heroin epidemic. • Mayor Chaz Fine thanked the New Eagle Fire Department for their help in removing mud and debris from the roads following the February rain that damaged parts of New Eagle.

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Business & Merchant News Youth Work and Apprenticeship Programs Offered at the Private Industry Council APRIL NEWS FROM THE BETHEL PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber Sponsors Races for Horses with Hope The Bethel Park Chamber will host a Nite at the Races on April 28, 2018 at the Library Fire Hall from 5:30-10 p.m. Their featured Charity will be Horses with Hope. The cost to attend is $25 (dinner, beer and free setups). BYOB and guests to enjoy the evening while supporting a good cause. A Derby Hat Contest will also be featured at the event. Horses with Hope is owned and operated by a Bethel Park woman, Anne Davis. Her company’s mission is to apply the power of equine therapy to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and social quality of life for the Pittsburgh Region’s children, youth and adults with physical and behavioral health. Join us for a great event and offer support for our sponsored charity this year. For more information call 412-595-8361 or go to,, or email

Forecasting the Future Trends to 2028 The Bethel Park Chamber and the Southwest Chamber are co-hosting a breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites in Bethel Park on April 18, 2018 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. The program and speakers will focus on trends in workforce sectors, new business trends, and opportunities over the next decade. Presenters will share their forecast information across the priority industries in our region. For more information, call 412-595-8361 or go to to register.

Home Show comes to Bethel Park The Bethel Park Chamber is partnering with the home show this year at Cool Springs Sports Complex from April 20-22, 2018. There will be over 100+ exhibits featuring seminars and demonstrations. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Rocco Lamanna 412-310-7781. Come and join in the fun and see what is trending in the home market. The event hours are Friday from 4 -9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For additional information, call 412-595-8361.

Home-Based Business Division Is Growing The Bethel Park home-based business division is growing and plans are being made to have a mixer to start up network opportunities. If you have a home-based business and want to enjoy the benefits of storefront operations, contact the Bethel Park Chamber at 412-595-8361 or go to the Chamber website at for more information.

Small Business Institute of the South Hills Now Starting If you are interested in personal, professional development or entrepreneur classes, the Bethel Park Chamber is now taking registrations. The classes are open to registration on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 10 participants per session. For more information on the classes and schedules, go to or call 412-5958361 or email

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), in conjunction with the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board, is excited to announce the current youth programs that are being offered across Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. Experience Works!, Excela Healthcare Internship and PreApprenticeship Program are all accepting applications now! Experience Works! is a youth work experience for participants aged 16 to 18 years old. Through this program, youth will be paired with an employer where they will make $9/hour for 240 hours of work. Youth will gain valuable work experience for their future while making money now. You can download applications from, or visit your local CareerLink® location. The Excela Healthcare Internship is a program designed to help young adults aged 16-18 years old obtain the skills necessary to succeed in various healthcare-related careers. Participants will receive industry recognized certifications such as ServSafe, OSHA, Customer Service Training and much more while getting paid to train! Participants will then be placed into a paid internship at either Excela Westmoreland Hospital or Excela Latrobe Hospital which may lead to full-time employment. Excela Health currently has over 250 job openings in Greensburg and Latrobe. These entry-level jobs can lead to other Excela career opportunities including funding for training and job advancement. The pre-apprenticeship program is a program designed to assist young adults aged 18-24 years old acquire the skills necessary to succeed in various construction unions and other construction jobs. There is one skilled trade craft worker entering the workforce for every five who retire, which is creating a huge demand in the area. PIC has partnered with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 354 and the Operating Engineers Local 66 to design activities and credentials to make participants more attractive to high-demand construction jobs and skilled trade craft apprenticeships. Through the program, participants will receive industry-recognized credentials, 40 hours of welding training, heavy equipment simulator training and a paid work experience within the construction field. For more information or to complete an application visit the website at or call us at 724-836-2600.

SWPA AREA AGENCY ON AGING RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION SWPA Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has received accreditation for Care Management for Long Term Services and Supports (CM-LTSS), formerly Aging Waiver, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance Review Oversight Committee. The two-year accreditation period runs through December 2019. According to NCQA standards, CM-LTSS accreditation is granted to agencies which “implement best practices for person-centered care planning and effective care transitions.” A non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. Established in 1985 as a private, non-profit corporation, SWPA Area Agency on Aging Inc. provides planned, coordinated and collaborative programs of health and social services for seniors in its three-county service area. The Area Agency on Aging is an affiliate of Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services. 28 —————————————————————————————————————————


Howard Hanna Appraisal Services Named MACC March Business of the Month

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is pleased to name Howard Hanna Appraisal Services as its March Business of the Month. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the top real estate company in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York and ranks nationally as the 3rd largest real estate company in regards to largest independently-owned brokerage firms. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage services, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property

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MACC February Business of the Month is Rupp & Fiore Insurance Management

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is pleased to name Rupp & Fiore Insurance Management as its February Business of the Month. Ever since its official founding in 1985, Rupp-Fiore Insurance has been proud to call 179 Main Street in New Eagle its home. As an independent insurance agency with access to more than 50 insurance carriers, Rupp-Fiore provides the personal service of a family-owned business and the dependability of a seasoned team of coverage experts. They’re more than your average insurance agency—they’re your very own policy people. Learn more today at

Gene and Boots Shines in MVRCC March 2018 Member Spotlight

Handyman Matters Receives Award from Senator Bartolotta

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) is pleased to announce one of Charleroi’s oldest businesses, Gene and Boots, as the Member Spotlight during this Easter season. Founded in 1930 by two high school pals, Gene Madigan and his friend Boots, Gene and Boots was started from a single location in Charleroi selling popcorn and salted peanuts to the Coyle movie crowd. In addition to the Charleroi store at 522 Fallowfield Avenue, there are also five more locations in the surrounding area, one being the actual factory at 2939 Pittsburgh Road (Route 51) in Perryopolis. Family owned and operated by Eric Pictured are (l-r) Bernadine Aten, manager (Charleroi location) and Joann Kozura, Ferguson, who is a third generation sales clerk (Charleroi location). Madigan, Gene and Boots now sells a multitude of new products and all of the old favorites. Hours of operation at the Charleroi location are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. with extended hours during the Easter holiday season. Please visit to see their product line, additional locations and store hours. Whether it’s your first visit or your traditional stop, please include Gene and Boots for your holiday shopping.

Handyman Matters was so excited to have Senator Camera Bartolotta stop by their office on Friday, March 2 to present us with a Certificate of Congratulations, recognizing their achievements. The Senator specifically recognized their accomplishment of earning the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the 12th year in a row in 9 categories. The Super Service Award from Angie’s List honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List, and only 3% of businesses have been able to earn the award 10 years in a row or more. Thank you, Senator Bartolotta and staff, for honoring us with this award. Many special thanks to our employees, and all of our customers, current and future.

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Local People News Local DAR Chapter Honors Four Area Students

Jamie Sethman Becomes Monessen’s First Female Captain Firefighter By Jill Runfola

Bethel Fife and Drum Regent Vivian McDowell; students William Buerger, Zoukaa Ghassa, Logan Burnsworth; and Patti Campbell, DAR Good Citizen Award Co-Chair. MISSING FROM THE PHOTO IS JAMES WEESE.

The Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored four area students with the DAR Good Citizen Award. The DAR Good Citizen Award rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. Teachers and peers select the students. Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen they are invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program by submitting an essay. This year’s theme was “How Has America Advanced the Cause of Freedom in the Rest of the World?” The following students were the winners in their school districts: Zoukaa Ghassa, Baldwin-Whitehall; James Weese, Canon-McMillan; William Buerger, Mt. Lebanon; and Logan Burnsworth, Thomas Jefferson. Buerger was selected as the Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter DAR Good Citizen and received a $100 award. Buerger was named an Honorable Mention in the PA State DAR competition. For more information about the Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, their work or how to become a member, visit

Who says that women can’t be as heroic as men? On February 22, 2018, Jamie Sethman was sworn in during a special ceremony at a Monessen Resident Council meeting as the first female fire captain in the history of Monessen. She was there with her whole family and honored with a proclamation by the Mayor Matthew Shorraw. Captain Jamie Sethman is in full uniform, Sethman says of the recognition, ready to go out and fight fires! “It’s an honor. It definitely made my day within the last couple months.” She commented that it was extra special that the mayor commended her. This honor came at a time she needed some good news. Back in December, she and her family suffered a loss when their home tragically burned down. Although it was hard for her to talk about, none of the family members were seriously hurt. The fire was electrical, and in an act of heroism, she ran in the fire with no gear on to get her three dogs out of the house. Fortunately, the family recently moved into a new home in Jamie Sethman with Mayor Shorraw Monessen. on February 22, 2018, the day Sethman has a close family, with she was sworn in as captain. two older sisters - Peggy, who is married, and Jennifer - and her parents. Some of the Sethmans attend The Orchard Christian Fellowship Church in Monessen with Jamie on Sunday mornings. Her mom, dad, and sister Jennifer share a home together. Sethman’s dad, Jay, is a firefighter and has been for 40 years. He became a safety officer on the same day that his daughter became captain. At the station, Sethman gained the nickname “fire queen.” She laughs and says there’s a funny story to go with that. When she first joined the department, there was a parade the firefighters were going to attend. She was the only female, and they were going to crown a beauty queen. So, when a co-worker called her the name, it just stuck. Having worked a variety of odd jobs in the past, she currently works full-time at Wal-Mart in the automotive department, where she’s been for the past four years. However, her true calling is fighting fires, which she has been doing for almost eight years now. She is Captain 6 at Monessen Volunteer Fire Department. Sethman became a firefighter, not only to follow the tradition of her dad, but because, she said, “I like helping people, and I wanted to do some good for the community.”

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Bethel Park Scout Achieves Eagle Rank

Pictured are (l-r): B.P.O.E. representative Eugene Eckman; Geneo's father, Geneo Simeone; new Eagle Scout Geneo Simeone; Geneo's mother, Kim Simeone; and Geneo's sister, Amber Simeone.

Geneo John Simeone of Boy Scout Troop 4 in Bethel Park was recognized and honored at an Eagle court ceremony, held at St. Louise de Marillac in Upper St. Clair on Sunday, March 11. Geneo received many letters of recognition and congratulations from national, state, and local leaders and dignitaries. Attending and speaking at the event were PA State Representative Rick Saccone, who gave Geneo an Honor Proclamation from the PA State House, and Eugene Eckman, representing the Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park. Mr. Eckman presented the new Eagle Scout with two award certificates, one from the local Bethel Park Lodge 2213, and one from the Elks National Grand Lodge in Chicago. The awards also included a personal U.S. Flag and a small gold lapel pin, which represents the 80+ year relationship between the two organizations. The final challenge that must be completed to earn the Eagle rank is a community service project, or Eagle Project. Geneo's project benefited the Spiritan Center of Bethel Park. It consisted of replacing the filter system in a koi pond, doing landscaping work around the pond, and clearing away leaves along the tree-

Majorette Captain from Canonsburg to Compete in Global Twirling Championship Grove City College majorettes Lauren Foster ’19, of North Canton, OH, and Breanne Wenk ’20, of Canonsburg, PA, will be tossing their batons at the World Federation of National Baton Twirling Assocations’ world championships next month in Lillehammer, Norway. The women, who serve as majorette captains for the Wolverine Marching Band, have been training for the event for months on their own and with the Modernette Baton Corps, a team based in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. Foster and Wenk will compete with others from Modernettes in Lillehammer as part of Team USA in the championship, which is held every three years. “We’re very excited to be a part of this international competition and for the chance to test our skills against the best the world has to offer. We also welcome the opportunity to be ambassadors for Grove City College,” Wenk said. —————————————————————————————————————————— 31 32 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Ringgold Cafeteria Worker Celebrates 30 Years on the Job On February 1, Mary Beth Myers was celebrated with cake and balloons for serving 30 years in Ringgold lunch rooms. Myers spent the most time at Finley Middle School/Ringgold Middle School, where she was one of the crew that closed the Finley kitchen and opened the new one at the new middle school building. She also spent a few years at both former elementary schools, Gastonville and Monongahela Elementary Centers. Myers has had her hand in over a million meals! She has served approximately 5400 school days, which means about 1,620,000 lunches! Of course, any Ringgold alumni will Mary Beth Myer ask about “Macaroni Malaise” – and, of course, Myers is an expert at that dish. Her other infamous food item, peanut butter candy, has gone away, since Ringgold is now peanut-free.

McMurray Boy Scout Troop 1331 Honors New Eagle Scout On Sunday, March 18, John Walter Barnes was recognized and honored at his Eagle Court, held at the Spring House Restaurant in Eighty Four, PA. As related by Walt Jarosh, Troop 1331 Scoutmaster, this will be their 28th Eagle Scout since 1993, when he took over leadership of Troop 1331. John received many letters and awards of recognition and congratuPictured (l-r) are Elks representative Mr. lations from national, state, and local Eckman; new Eagle Scout John Walter Barnes; and Troop 1331 Scoutmaster Walt Jarosh leaders and dignitaries who could not be present at the ceremony. There were three local speakers who awarded the new Eagle Scout. First was Mr. Joe Orient from VFW Post 764 in McMurray. Post 764 is Troop 1331's sponsor, and Mr. Orient is the Boy Scout liaison for Post 764. Mr. David Rhome, mayor of Canonsburg, and Mr. Eugene Eckman, representing the national organization of the BPOE and the local Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213, also presented awards to John. Mr. Eckman presented two framed award certificates to John, one from the local lodge in Bethel Park, and one from the Grand Lodge in Chicago. He also read a personal letter from the national leader of the Elks to John. John also received a personal-sized US flag and a small gold lapel pin, signifying the 80+ years of a close relationship between the Elks and Scouting. The final challenge that must be completed to earn this highest rank of the Boy Scouts is a community service achievement called the Eagle project. John's Eagle project benefited the Montour Trail. In a local section of the popular hiking and biking trail, He created an overnight camping area, which included construction of a firewood storage shed, a fire circle, several benches, and picnic tables. He also did some minor landscaping.

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YOUR HEALTH Learn To Quit Smoking at MVH If you are trying to kick the habit but need a little help, Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Community Care Network (CCN) is offering the “Smoke Free for Life” program, sponsored by BREATHE Pennsylvania. Participants in the program will learn how to overcome barriers that keep them from quitting, develop a customized “quit plan” that will lead to success, learn the art of positive self-talk, practice sound techniques to manage stress, develop strategies that will prevent relapse, and receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. The seasonal sessions are broken down into four two-hour courses at the Monongahela Valley HealthPlex in suite 270. The spring session will be Mondays in April (April 2, 9, 16 and 23) from 1 to 3 p.m.; the summer session will be Tuesdays in June (June 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; the fall session will be Thursdays in September (September 6, 13, 20 and 27) from 10 a.m. to noon; and the winter session will be Tuesdays in November (November 6, 13, 20 and 27) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call the CCN at 724-258-1226.

Grief & Loss Dinner and Seminar Series Planned at Canonsburg Hospital Rev. Cathy Peternel will host a monthly dinner for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The dinners will be at 6 p.m. on April 27 and May 18 with a cost of $8 per dinner. There will also be a free grief and loss seminar on Wednesdays, April 18 – May 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both the dinners and the seminar will be held in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg Hospital, 100 Medical Blvd., Canonsburg, PA. Please call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118 to reserve your seat(s).

Everybody Walk PA 2018 Launches on April 2nd Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk for the 5th year – this time learning about and enjoying the 67 counties of Pennsylvania. We’ll learn about their history while trying to guess the county based on its fun description. This is a great program for worksites, schools, community groups or any other group. Even your dog can be a member of your team! Gather your family and friends or co-workers to form a team of up to five. Team members will try to average walking or exercising ten miles per week to meet the goal of Everybody Walk PA.Walk with your team or on your own at a time and place convenient for you –we will virtually visit eight different counties each week; you do not have to walk there.Team captains will report the mileage for their team each week.You can also walk as an individual. Each week will bring a new city. Weekly e-mails will include motivators to keep walking, and strategies for eating more fruits and vegetables. All of this will keep everyone moving toward a healthier lifestyle. The program will run April 2ndthrough May 27th. It’s free but registration is required by April 1, 2018. Register or learn more about this event at or contact Karen Bracey at 570-836-3196 or 34 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Jefferson Hospital Announces Plans for Greatly Expanded, Renovated Emergency Department $21 Million, State-of-the-Art Facility Features Patient-Centered Design that Will Increase Capacity and Expedite Care Jefferson Hospital, home to one of the busiest emergency departments in southwestern Pennsylvania, is embarking on a $21 million expansion and renovation project that will enable it to provide an enhanced level of emergency care for people in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, lower Mon Valley, and surrounding communities. Officials from Jefferson and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) shared details of the expansion plans with community leaders today. The project, which will be completed in phases, will include a complete renovation of the existing emergency department and a significant expansion of the facility that will increase its number of treatment and observation beds to 49 from the 37 it currently houses. “We take great pride in the outstanding emergency care that we provide to more than 50,000 patients a year at Jefferson,” said Louise Urban, President and CEO, Jefferson Hospital. “For many people in our community, the emergency department serves as their initial experience with our hospital. This significant investment in a new, state-of-the-art emergency department will ensure that patients will continue to receive the best possible care at Jefferson for generations to come. The new Jefferson emergency department will feature spacious, comfortable waiting areas and the latest advanced technologies to help caregivers triage, diagnose, and treat patients more effectively and efficiently. Creating the emergency department of the future, however, means more than just increasing the department’s footprint and adding treatment rooms. It also requires a new approach to care. “We are moving away from the traditional emergency department layout, where the entire department is situated around one central nurses’ station,” explained Richard Sullivan, MD, Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson Hospital. “Our

new ED will feature eight care team stations – often called nursing pods – located throughout the department that will give the clinical team a more direct connection to the surrounding treatment and observation rooms. This is a patient-centered design that will expedite care and greatly improve the outcomes and experiences of our patients.” The treatment rooms will be flexible in order to accommodate patients of all ages, as well as all illnesses and acute disease management. That includes pediatric-friendly exam rooms and pediatric-trained clinical staff. The expansion also will include a designated behavioral health assessment and treatment area; a dedicated space for trauma, resuscitation, and bariatric patients; and the continuation of Jefferson’s Quick Care – a fast-track treatment area that allows for expedited care for minor medical conditions that are urgent, but not life-threatening. The initial phase of the emergency department expansion and renovation project includes the creation of a temporary emergency department entrance. When the new construction to the front part of the emergency department is completed in 2019, the hospital’s façade will change and feature a secured walk-in emergency entrance located to the right of the hospital’s main entrance, near the current helipad. The helipad will be relocated to atop the roof of the emergency department. The new emergency department will complement numerous significant investments that AHN has made at Jefferson over the last five years, including the opening of both a new Cancer Institute and Women and Infants Center in 2014. In recent years, Jefferson Hospital also opened a $17.5 million surgical suite that features a minimally invasive vascular suite and state-of-the-art operating room suites for minimally invasive, robotic, and advanced surgical care in a number of specialties.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL APRIL 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). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 3, 4 and 5 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.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. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, April 4 — Diabetes Support Group 2 - 3 p.m., ECC. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. Wednesday, April 4 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. 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, April 5 — MVH Day at River House Café 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., River House Café. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. will sponsor an MVH Day at River House Café. President and CEO Lou Panza will serve as guest bartender from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Auxiliary will receive 10 percent of all food sales and tips from the guest bartender. For additional information, call 724-258-1090. Friday, April 6 — MVH Blood Drive

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1282 or visit Monday, April 9 and 23 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-678-3601. Tuesday, April 10 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Tuesday, April 10 — RSDS Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. Wednesday, April 11 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Friday, April 13 — The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.

Vendor and Craft Show 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., ECC. Over 30 vendor tables will be featured at this event as well as a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing. Monday, April 16 — Annual National Health Care Decisions Day 10 a.m. to noon, Hospital lobby. All adults can benefit from thinking about what their health care choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves. These decisions can be written down in an “advance directive” so that others know your wishes. MVH Director of Patient Relations Renee Hurley, M.Ed., L.P.C., will be able to provide information and assistance to the public on completing one’s advance directives: a medical power of attorney and/or a living will. For more information, call 724-258-1076 or visit Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 17, 18 and 19 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes selfmanagement. 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. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, April 18 — Cancer Support Group 6 – 7 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all cancer patients and their families. For additional information, call 724-258-1475. Thursday, April 19 — Ostomy Support Group 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773.

Thursday, April 19 — California Imaging Open House 3 – 6 p.m. ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., Monongahela Valley Hospital Outpatient Center — California, 371 Skyline Drive California. Tour the facility to see California Imaging, Mon-Vale Primary Care Practice, Mon-Vale Surgical Associates and The Orthopedic Group. Friday, April 20 – Colorectal Screening 1 p.m., ECC. Rescheduled from March, 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. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, April 24 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., ECC. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. Tuesday, April 24 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 4 – 6 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 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.

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LASER-CATARACT EYE CARE Q: Can my cataract surgery be performed with a laser?

A: Yes. Spartan Health Surgicenter has teamed up with the doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants to provide the latest laser technology for cataract removal.

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A: Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery allows for the performance of REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY. The goal is to not only remove the clouded human lens and restore good vision but also provide accuracy, heretofore not possible, that allows for minimum, if any, dependence on glasses post-procedure.

Q: How does the laser do this? A: The laser, painlessly, in about 35 seconds, makes all the incisions necessary for the cataract procedure. It also creates relaxing incisions for the reduction of astigmatism, and it softens and divides the cataract to facilitate its removal in the operating room.

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Q: Who will most benefit from Laser REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY? A: Patients with cataracts that wish to reduce dependence on, or eliminate glasses, will most greatly benefit from this advanced technology. The laser technology allows for the reduction of astigmatism, the elimination of nearsightedness and farsightedness, and the more accurate placement of multifocal or bifocal implants. With bifocal implants, the almost complete elimination of glasses for reading and distance vision is possible.

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A: The doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants, Dr. Mondzelewski and Dr. Danaher, will decide with you what procedure might be of most benefit. Certain patients with corneal or macula difficulties may not fully benefit from the new technology, and the standard small incision surgery can provide good results.

Q: Where will my surgery be performed? A: Spartan Health Surgicenter, together with the doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants, have teamed up to provide the LenSx laser platform. This advanced technology femtosecond laser has already had extensive use at Spartan Health Surgicenter. We are proud to provide this state of the art approach to cataract surgery here in the Mon Valley.

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Recent Local Death Notices ACKINCLOSE, Dean L. Jr., 49, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of Clairton), died February 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. AUGUSTINE, John N., 73, of Monongahela, died March 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BARROW, John E., 68, of Baldwin Borough, died February 16. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BEALL, Sheila S., 84, of Youngsville NC (formerly of Monongahela / River Hill), died March 6. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BELL, Donna Mae, 66, of Clairton, died February 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BOROSS, Dorothy M., 85, of Pleasant Hills, died March 3. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BRAZEN, Donna Mary, 89, of McMurray (formerly of Baldwin Borough), died February 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BUCHER, John Norman, 87, of Whitehall, died March 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CALER, Georgia Kraynak, 79, of Jefferson Hills, died February 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CELESTINO, Grace, 96, of West Elizabeth, died February 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. COLLEGE, John Quinn, 92, of Castle Shannon, died February 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COOKE-KOTLENSKY, Ann Jean, 65, of Monongahela, died March 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DIP, Rose Marie (CRIVELLO), 61, of Clairton, died March 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. ERMLICK, Mary Ann, 89, of Roscoe, died February 24. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe.

EVANS, Anna C., 81, of Bethel Park, died March 11. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FARRIOLS, Katherine Jean (PILEGGI), 84, of Beckley WV (formerly of Monongahela and San Francisco, CA), died March 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FERITO, D. Stephen, 76, of Bethel Park, died February 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. FLEET, Robert W., 91, of Jefferson Hills, died March 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FLOWERS, Sara “Sally”, 91, of Monongahela / Forward Township, died March 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GHION, Joyce (BYERS), 73, of Elizabeth Township, died February 22. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. GIANNINI, Betty, 88, of New Eagle, died February 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GREGORY, Donna, 66, of Bethel Park, died March 8. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GRITZAN, Christine, 69, of Bethel Park, died February 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GURECKA, Barbara, 88, of Jefferson Hills, died February 24. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HARRISON, Joseph D., 53, of Monongahela, died March 6. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HOLT, Betty J., 82, of Finleyville, died March 8. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HOTOCHIN, Nellie, 91, of North Charleroi, died February 18. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. JENKINS, Winifred Theresa, 84, of West Mifflin (formerly of Clairton), died February 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

KNAUS, William, 97, of Bethel Park, died February 25. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KOLANKO, John, 64, of Bethel Park, died March 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel Bethel Park. KOSH, Michael James, 83, of West Mifflin, died March 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOVAL, Patricia K., 71, of Finleyville, died February 21. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KRAGNES, Anna Marie, 91, of Bethel Park, died February 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LAMANNA, Louis J., 85, of Baldwin Borough, died March 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. LOGUE, Terrence Michael, 78, of Jefferson Hills, died March 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MARTINCIC, William J., 89, of West Mifflin, died March 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MORRIS, Pauline, 92, of Rostraver and Webster areas, died February 16. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MOWRY, Frances D. “Fran” (BUCAR), 94, of Pleasant Hills, died March 4. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NAJOWICZ, Joseph, 73, of Finleyville, died February 23. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. PELCO, Adelaide, 88, of West Mifflin, died February 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PHILLIPS, Raymond Jr., 70, of Bethel Park, died March 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. PUNTURERI, Carl Jr., 77, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died February 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. REIS, Mary Francis, 78, of Baldwin Borough, died February 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

ROCKRIDGE, Dolores, 97, of Monessen, died March 9. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ROMAN, Joseph, 89, of Bethel Park, died March 5. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SAKOWITZ, Sheila (THIERET), 59, of Bethel Park, of February 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHADEMAN, Fred R., 90, of Jefferson Hills, died February 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCOTT, John L., 72, of Pleasant Hills, died February 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHAUGHNESSY, Rita H. (HUBER), 87, of Pleasant Hills, died February 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMART, Jack C., 75, of Jefferson Hills, died March 1. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SMITH, Paul E., 70, of Eight-four (formerly of South Park), died March 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STRAUSER, Carol A., 70, of California, PA, died March 7. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. UTLAK, Helen, 93, formerly of Bethel Park, died March 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WHITE, Eleanor “Ellie” N., 79, of Upper St. Clair (formerly of Whitehall), died February 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WOODS, Nancy, 86, of Bethel Park, died February 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. YUNKUN, Joseph D., 30, of Monongahela, died March 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ————————————————————————————————————————— 38

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ENTERTAINMENT Harmony Singers Annual Show to Take Place on April 28th and 29th The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present their annual spring show on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m., at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. This year’s show, “A Galaxy of Harmony,” features a variety of songs with celestial themes. Selections from the show include “Old Devil Moon,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Stardust.” While the Harmony Singers is primarily a choral group, their annual show includes several choreographed numbers. The Harmony Tappers will perform to “Steppin’ Out with My Baby.” Cynthia G. Pratt is the choral director; Carol Karl is the accompanist. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12 and are available from cast members or at the door. Discounted tickets, $9 each for groups of 10 or more, must be purchased in advance by calling 412-480-7557. The Harmony Singers perform a wide variety of music - Broadway, rock ‘n’ roll, patriotic and pop tunes. The group is available to perform for civic, social, church, or business organizations. Information about the Harmony Singers is available at

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.)

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(Deadline for entries is April 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the Annual ‘Cookies4Chris’ Luncheon and Vendor Show? What is the name of the new Executive Director at The Residence at Logan? Who was recently sworn in as the new female Monessen Captain Firefighter? 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 March Pizza Puzzler contest!

Linda M. Patrick - Fayette City • Sandy Campbell - South Park

Harmony Dancers are (l-r): Judy Quashnock, Eight-Four; Marianne Shaffer, Bethel Park; Lois Illar, South Park; Norina Daubner, Mt. Lebanon. Row 2: Barb Funk, Washington; Kim Macioce, Bethel Park; Laurie Peter, Brentwood; Linda Valerino; Nancy Brown, Carnegie; Eileen Jacobs, Mt. Lebanon; and Mary Seibert, Greentree. (PHOTO CREDIT: NANCY BROWN)

Second Annual Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival Planned for May 16th – 20th The 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township is a showcase of inspired talent in art, literature, and music. Visitors to this free, five-day festival enjoy a unique encounter with the arts in the Judeo-Christian tradition as interpreted by painters, iconographers, sculptors, musicians, poets and authors from Western Pennsylvania and the Midwest. A juried exhibition of 50 original sacred artworks is the centerpiece of the festival held May 16-20. The culmination of this year’s PSAF occurs on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 with the 11:30 a.m. “Mass of Hope,” an original composition in the jazz idiom by Joe Negri, nationally renowned jazz guitarist and television personality, accompanied by his jazz ensemble, cantors and the Our Lady of Grace Church Choir. Following the Mass, the PSAF concludes with an artists’ reception and awards ceremony in the Keefer Hall Gallery beneath the church from 1-3 p.m. where the 5 winners of the $1,200 in prizes will be announced, including the People’s Choice Award. Linus Meldrum, MFA will give a framing presentation titled: “Sacred Art: Bread and Body,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Ryan Wilson, award winning poet and professor of literature at Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C., will read a selection of his poetry at the PSAF on Saturday, May 19th, at 4 p.m. Mike Gallagher, popular Pittsburgh folk singer, will precede Ryan Wilson on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with original, folk and traditional ballads. Sam Hazo, poet laureate of Pennsylvania and Professor Emeritus of Duquesne University, will recite a selection from his treasury of poems on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The full 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival schedule of events, May 16-20, including gallery hours, can be accessed at or by calling 412279-7070. Original artworks, books and CDs will be available for purchase throughout the festival. The 2018 PSAF is free to the public.

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!




by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski



412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9 p.m. Fridays – Dart Tournament 8 p.m. Saturdays – Lod Dart Tournament 8 p.m.

724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (Corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays - Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.


412-233-7302 307 Division Dr., Clairton 13 – Bar Bingo


412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave., South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool ELRAMA TAVERN


412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd., Pittsburgh Mondays – Fast Fingers Trivia Tuesdays – Karaoke Royale Wednesdays – Dueling Pianos (featuring the performers of Sing Sing) Thursdays – Country Line Dancing


412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 6 – Regular Joes 9:30 p.m. 13 – Matt Tichon 9 p.m. 20 – Todd Jones 9 p.m. 28 – Josh Muenzer 9 p.m. 29 – Tony Janflone Jr 3 p.m. THE HUNTING LODGE

724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave., Finleyville Fridays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. - close Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m.


412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 6 – No Bad JuJu 9 p.m. 13 – Artistree 9 p.m. Thursdays – Karaoke Night w/ Upbeat Entertainment 5 p.m. Saturdays – DJ Tim – Top 40s music and videos R BAR

412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam w/special guest 7 – Hellin Back Band 14 – Somethin’s Cookin’ Band 21 – Tina Daniels Band RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE

724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 14 – Hillbilly Way 9 p.m. 28 – Allegheny Ramblers 9:30 p.m.


724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi 12 – French Quarter Wine Dinner ROY’S BY THE TRACKS

724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 6 – Tom Bielek & the Sharks 13 – Hard Karma 20 – The Matt Barranti Band 27 – Ruff House Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke VALLEY HOTEL

412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd., Jefferson Boro (Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd.) Fridays – Open Stage Night all musicians welcome

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

CCAC to Host Casting Calls for the College Community and General Public for the Netflix Series “Mindhunter” The Community College of Allegheny County will host casting calls in April for paid background work on “Mindhunter” season two, the popular Netflix series by David Fincher. The series will be shot in the Pittsburgh area throughout the summer and fall. Individuals from all age groups are encouraged to attend. CCAC will host casting calls for the CCAC community at the South Campus on Monday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the South Campus Tiger’s Lair, Building A (A309). Individuals who are interested in film making, acting or just want to experience something different are invited to attend. No preparation is required. All individuals will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus Presents Spring Concert May 4th - 6th Please join the Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus for their spring concert, titled ‘Lions, Witches & Overstuffed Wardrobes.’ The first half features songs that involve lions and witches. The second half involves the overstuffed wardrobe. There are some oldies, some new songs, some songs that will make you cry, and some songs that will make you laugh. The concert will be held at the Elizabeth Forward High School on May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. A discount of $2 is available on each ticket purchased in advance. Please see a chorus member beforehand to purchase a ticket at the reduced price. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Elizabeth’s Guardian Angels, a new local group that reaches out to those in need in our community with wings of hope, help and love. For additional information, please call 412-751-0526 or go to

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APRIL NEWS FROM THE MONESSEN CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS Comedy Day Please join us for a fun morning when we welcome comedian Howard Mincone to the center. He will be performing for us on Monday April, 9 at 11 a.m. Make sure you sign up for lunch and also stay for bingo that day as well. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop Thursday, April 19 - This half-day workshop is from 9 a.m. - noon. Please call the center to register for this workshop at 724-684-6105. Promoting Healthy Living Class Join us for a class for self-management of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other physical and mental health conditions. This is evidence-based! Call and make your reservations for the class and lunch at 724-684-6105. Lunch and Bus Trip to Nemacolin Casino Wednesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 25 - Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The bus departs at 12:4 p.m. Please contact the center to reserve your seat and lunch. Only 14 seats available. Cost is $10 for the trip. You get $25 in free play back. Lunch must be eaten at the center to go on the trip. Bingo New bingo every Monday and Friday starts at 12:45 p.m. No format and new payout. Come for lunch at noon and stay for bingo. Call the center to reserve lunch at 724-684-6105.

Monongahela Senior Center Needs Volunteers Volunteers are needed at the Monongahela Senior Center to help deliver homebound meals in the surrounding area. Also, kitchen help needed to serve lunch to seniors at the center. Please phone Alice at 724-258-9511 if you are interested in volunteering.

UPCOMING SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING EVENTS Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Upcoming Classes: April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Baptist Homes, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 May 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Recreation Department, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 May 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, PA 15122 To register for a class, call 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245 or register online at

Coffee and Canvas Event Planned at Monessen and West Newton Senior Centers Monessen Senior Center and West Newton Center for Active Adults will each host Coffee and Canvas during the month of April. Monessen will host their event on April 18, and West Newton will host their event on April 19. $25 includes canvas, all paints and brushes, and instruction from two artists. Call 724-684-6105 for more information and to make reservations for Monessen and 724-872-4976 for more information and to make reservations for West Newton.

APRIL NEWS FROM CLAIRTON AREA AARP Clairton Area AARP #1612 will meet Wednesday, April 25, at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Guests are welcome. Refreshments will be offered at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. followed by local guitarist, singer and song writer Rubbie Greenewald. A lunch of sloppy joes will be served for$3/member and $4/guest. Call Kathy at 412854-0594 for a reservation or to receive a complimentary copy of our newsletter. Several activities are planned for 2018, including a June banquet and holiday lunch in December at the South Hills Country Club, a picnic in July, and hot sandwiches served at our six regular meetings. Several day trips and two overnight bus trips are planned for the year. Please join us to learn more about these upcoming events. For membership information, call Barb at 412-7144411.

30-Day Challenge Offered at Local Senior Centers Several senior centers are offering a 30-day challenge, running through June 30, 2018. The goal? Visit your senior center 30 times in the next 6 months, and get a free t-shirt when you complete the challenge! Take the challenge and learn healthy tips for a healthy life style. Make new friends or meet up with old ones. Learn a new crafts or play games. Each center offers a variety of classes and programs. Don’t let the winter blues get to you. Participating centers include Monessen (724-684-6105) and West Newton (724-872-4976).

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APRIL HAPPENINGS AT THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is at noon for a $2 donation (over age 65) or a $3.33 donation (65 and under), and reservations for lunch must be made one week in advance. There is a full beauty shop on premises Tuesday – Friday. Call and ask for Judy. Daily card playing, pool, Wii bowling, and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bible study are some of our events. Each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. there are 20 games of nickel a card bingo. The center will be scheduling income tax preparation. For more Center info, call 724872-4976 and ask for Jody or Lisa, or give us your e-mail address to receive our monthly publication for all events. Below are our April events: April 3, 10, 17, 24 Tai Chi, 2:303:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17, 24 Progressive Jackpot Bingo, 11:15 a.m. April 9, 16, 23, 30 – Penn State Eat Smart April 19 - Coffee & Canvas, 6 – 8 p.m. $25. Includes all supplies with two artist instructors; call and make a reservation. April 24 - Grocery Bingo sponsored by Westmoreland Manor & Seven Oaks April 20 - Birthday Party, 11 a.m. Invitations mailed. RSVP. April 23 – Ceramics, 12:30 p.m. $5. Usually there is a holiday theme and extra ceramics from which to choose.

Every Wednesday – Living a healthy life with chronic conditions; 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. thru May 25. Promoting healthy living, selfmanagement of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and physical and mental conditions. Call and make your reservation for these classes and lunch: 724-684-6105.

Bus Trips Gettysburg Bus Trip - April 21. Cost: $152. Includes bus, driver tip, lunch dinner and all tours. Full payment is your reservation; cancellations are accepted only if you replace yourself. Call 724-872-4976 for more information. Mail your check to 103 E. Main St. West Newton, PA 15089. Cleveland Casino Bus Trip Jacks Casino of Cleveland, June 20. $40 with $25 in free play. This is in Tower City Center Shopping Mall, and you can either join us and shop and eat, or gamble. Departing from West Newton at 8:15 a.m. Send your payment for your guaranteed reservation. Mail your check to 103 E. Main St. West Newton, PA 15089. Akron, Ohio Bus Trip September 15. Departs West Newton at 6:30 a.m. Cuyahoga Train Ride from Ravena to Pensulia, lunch and shopping at Hudson Ohio, return by bus to Akron for Stan Hewitt Nooks and Crannies tour. $104. Send your payment for your guaranteed reservation. Mail your check to 103 E. Main St. West Newton, PA 15089.

Senior Luncheon Scheduled At Peters Township Community Recreation Center Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 12 - 2 p.m. At each luncheon, we provide 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. Bring a friend to join in on the food, fun, and entertainment! Date: April 11 – Springtime Craft Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Community Recreation Center, Peterswood Park Fee: Free 41 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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School News...School News RESN’s ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ Event Raises Money in a Fun and Healthy Way Rachel Lint, physical education teacher at Ringgold Elementary School North (RESN), always makes giving joyful! Every year she creatively gets the kids involved for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. But it’s not just jump rope! Students made their hearts healthy not just by jumping rope, but also by playing Chinese jump rope, completing obstacles, balancing, juggling, crawling, and doing so many other activities. Lint organized the entire gym to be squared off as a life-sized board game. Large round dots created the board. Under each dot was an activity. Every student carried a stuffed animal as a game piece, so each student knew where to return on the board at the next roll of the dice. The number of spaces for the next move was determined by one large dice! The school raised an amazing $6,000 this year for the American Heart Association, and of course, had a little fun doing it.

Saint Elizabeth Students Place 10th in the World During World Maths Day The third grade classes from Saint Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills competed in World Maths Day on March 7, 2018. The students placed 10th in the world in math, with only the top 100 schools recognized officially. World Maths Day is the largest online math competition in the world. It is hosted by the online math engine Live Mathletics, which is used by over 4 million students worldwide, including students at St. Elizabeth Elementary. The competition measures speed in arithmetic and mathematical literacy skills on the Live Mathletics website. The students competed in math exercises online with other national and international students. They were required to complete 20 math games within their appropriate grade level, each game lasting 60 seconds. The third graders themselves were both amazed and proud of their 10th place finish and their international success. One student noted that he was competing against children from Great Britain, India, and Pakistan, but the most fun he had was competing with his own classmates. In addition to testing math skills, the students simultaneously raised money for UNICEF through the competition. Every question answered correctly earned points, which were then converted into a cash value. The money is then donated to fund and support UNICEF schools and UNICEF projects in underdeveloped areas. The third grade students are taught by Mrs. Mary Beth Baumgardner and Mrs. Lee Engel, both of whom have dedicated their teaching careers to the students at St. Elizabeth Elementary.

Pleasant Hills Middle School Students Participate in “Stop the Bleed” Training Led by First Responders

Pleasant Hills Middle School Resource Officer Ron Porupsky leads a weekly interest group for middle school students on Wednesdays after school to provide them the opportunity to learn more about first responders and gain valuable life skills. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Officer Porupsky organized “Stop the Bleed” training with the Baldwin EMS and Pleasant Hill Police Department. Approximately 50 students in grades 6, 7, and 8 attended the presentation. The students were split into small groups led by members of the Baldwin EMS. Students were taught the correct procedures to administer to control bleeding, including how to use their hands, gauze, bandages, and tourniquets. Students took turns packing wounds and applying tourniquets to arms and legs under the supervision of first responders. According to Officer Porupsky, “This training is a very important skill to have. Although I hope the students never have to use it, if the situation ever arises, they will have the skills to save a life.” Principal Dan Como views this important training as providing “one more step we take to help prepare our kids and empower them to act quickly and help others in a time of need.”

Ringgold Student to Attend National Youth Leadership Forum Candace Marie Schnore, a freshman at Ringgold High School, was recently nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine. Nominees are selected from middle school through 11th grade. Candace chose UCLA in California from a field of nine top universities. The nine-day program will be held Candace Schnore during the summer of 2018 and includes handson experience and training from well-known doctors and professionals in the field of medicine. In addition to educational activities, the supervised program also provides excursions and some recreational activities.

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State Rep. Kortz to Propose $30 Million Boost for Safe Schools Grant Program Noting that the recent deaths of 17 students and teachers in a Florida school shooting drives home the horrific realization that “something must be done,” state Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, is proposing a $30 million hike in funding for Pennsylvania's Safe Schools Targeted Grants program. Kortz is currently seeking co-sponsors for his bill, which in addition to boosting the program from $8.5 million to $38.5 million, calls for incremental increases until a $50 million threshold is reached. Kortz’s legislation also would permit school districts to apply for Safe Schools grants yearly, instead of every two years. “This funding would continue to be purposed for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers, as well as for funding programs or security-related equipment that would address school safety and violence,” Kortz said. “When students, teachers, administrators, parents, and staff enter their school buildings each day, they are supposed to walk in with a sense of security and trust in the school’s ability to protect them from harm.” Addressing the seriousness with which elected officials nationwide must take shooting tragedies, Kortz added that when it comes to schools, “We as lawmakers are responsible for ensuring their continued safety so that those inside may work, teach, learn, and play in peace.” Kortz plans to introduce his bill as soon as House members have been given ample time to sign on in support.

St. Elizabeth Elementary School Opens Registration for 2018-2019 School Year St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills is accepting registrations for preschool. St. offers full-day 4-year-old preschool five days a week! Parents can choose from the following options: 3 days (MWF) – half-day or full-day or 5 days– half-day or full-day. We are also accepting registrations for 3-year-old preschool, which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. If you would like to get more information about our nurturing, handson, fun learning environment, please call the school office at 412- 881-2958 or email We look forward to welcoming you to our school! St. Elizabeth is also accepting registrations for kindergarten and grades 18. Before- and afterschool care is available. If you would like more information about our school, please call the school office at 412-881-2958. We look forward to welcoming you to our St. Elizabeth family!

Elizabeth Forward Class of 1973 Reunion Planned for Fall 2018 The Elizabeth Forward Class of 1973 has planned their 45th class reunion for Friday, September 28, 2018, to be held at the Antonelli Event Center, 100 Colony Dr., Irwin. For contact and/or reservation information, find us on Facebook at Elizabeth Forward Class of 1973 or online at 43 ——————————————————————————————————————————

TJHS Senior Attends Wildlife Leadership Academy By Elizabeth Grassi, Thomas Jefferson High School Senior Over the summer, I attended one of the Wildlife Leadership Academy’s Field Schools, Gobbler’s Fields. Over the course of five days, a group of about 25 students, including myself worked both in and out of the classroom to retain new knowledge regarding turkeys, their habitat, and the environment as a whole. We worked in teams of about 5-7 and competed against each other to win a trip to the Poconos in the following spring! We spent several hours in the day working in the classroom, listening to lectures from renowned scientists and biologists. They kept us intrigued with new knowledge and helped us retain the knowledge by quizzing us. On the first day, they sat us down at our groups and gave us a quick rundown of the week and what the expected from us. Each team compiled a team name, and got to know each other through a series of games. Later, we received our first lesson, the anatomy of a turkey. We spent an hour learning about it and then proceeded to dissect our own turkey! It was very interesting and left us extremely excited for the rest of the week. A few other activities we completed were: shotgun and rifle shooting, plant identification and collection, hikes, tracking, and we learned how to use turkey calls. Over the course of five short days, we gained the amount of knowledge learned from a semester in school. We had the opportunity to get credits from the field school that are transferable to several schools. Additionally the food provided was topnotch and made us feel as though we never left our houses. There was always enough for seconds and thirds, and everything was always delicious. One night we even had a gentleman come and prepare veal for us from a deer he shot himself! Although we had to get up around 4:30 -5 a.m. and stayed up till about 10 p.m. we never grew bored or tired. Every night, we had one of our teachers share a story from what they did before they taught at the academy. They shared their experiences and helped us all to learn what we would need to do in order to succeed in the wildlife field.

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Mon Valley YMCA Offers ‘Gardening Through the Seasons’ Program Sustainable gardening is a central theme in the Mon Valley YMCA gardening program titled ‘Gardening through the Seasons.’ Six sessions cover what to do in the garden from early spring through late fall. The series addresses garden design, soil preparation, starting seeds indoors, weed and pest control, pruning, pollinator gardens, and other topics for beginning and intermediate gardeners. Master gardeners Peggy Brown and Hazel Murray share their knowledge and enthusiasm for creating beautiful beds and borders and bountiful vegetable gardens. All sessions except the pollinator garden session will be held at the Mon Valley YMCA on the following dates: April 7, May 5, June 2, September 15 (Pollinator Garden), and October 13. The fee for all six workshops is $35 or $7 per class. For YMCA members, the cost is $25 for the series or $5 per class. Sign up by contacting Jodi Lignelli at the Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Rd Monongahela. The phone number and website are 724483-8077, Ext. 207 and



BALDWIN BOROUGH Mary Helen Carpenter Edward and Donna Cerminara Branton Properties LLC Gregory and Barbara Vernon Estate of Dolores aka Deborah Ricchuito Michael Czerniewski Estate of Kimberly Jo Pampena Conway Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Sally Mountjoy Nakia Michelle and Mark Russell Granberg Shawn Berta Lal and Budhi Biswa Cleo Saukel estate et al. DRPCR LLC stamps indicate a value of $106,134) by sheriff's deed. Philip English Laxmi Gautam and Yani Maya Ghimeray Daniel Needham Wells Fargo Bank NA Robert Babyak et al. LSF8 Master Participation Trust Home Buying Solutions Inc. Anna Goeberet and Charles Stewart James Lancia Jr. Jeffrey and Kimberly Yot Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Jessica Sanfilippo Kevin Boland Patrick Boland Housing & Urban Development Harold and Rossy DelGado Leslie Smith trustee Voelker Properties LLC Bank New York Mellon trustee American Equity Funding Inc. Joseph Vickless Farrah Rahimzadeh Donald Richard Werkmeister Jagat Gurung Allan Berdine et al. Pacific Union Financial LLC

5155 Janie Drive 664 Judith Drive 5044 Leona Drive 3048 Churchview Ave. 1761 Hollyrood Road 5228 Meadowcrest Road 5089 Old Clairton Road 5215 Springdale Drive 612 Steiner St. 914 Center St. 4733 Gardenville Road 170 Macek Drive 952 Angelo Drive

BETHEL PARK Dwayne Bartek Cartus Financial Corp. George Dayieb Richard Frank and Rose Dagen Clilfford Morton Robert and Amy Walker Isabelle Andrews et al. John John James LLC Richard Carothers Alexandra Rigby and Patrick Vaughan National Transfer Services LLC Stephanie McGrail Mark Hruska Amanda and Robert Balzer Jeffrey Lininger William Faust III and Kristen Faust Andrea Tomko et al. Bernard and Hannah Nothum David Rigot Tika Ram Siwakoti and Ray Paudel Robin Whetsell Randy and Elaine Rigatti Estate of Francis Payson Shonkwiler Kyle McRory Lark Wilson Lisa Finnegan and Steven Shannon Glenn Michael Toney trustee Jeffrey and Alicia Burnside Anderson Family L.P. Bethel Progress LLC Rywood LLC Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Richard Capper Frank and Mandolynn Welling Peter Marquis Bonneau trustee Poonam and Ajay Goel RWN Investments LLC James and Nicole Lewis

515 Hollydale Drive Irishtown Road 460 Johnston Road 5815-5825 Library Road 16 Old Ox Road 5542 Saddlebrook Drive 810 Timberidge Drive 5617 Tracy Drive 5716 Wilson Drive 5566 Annetta Drive 573 Clifton Road 2516 Milford Drive 5016 Orchard Ave. 6006 Irishtown Road 1008 Progress Court 5600 Willow Terrace Drive 5965 Dashwood Drive 3470 Forest Road 5859 Glen Hill Drive

616 Agnew Road 124 Eileen Drive 603 Jenne Drive 5228 Meadowcrest Road 186 Pinchtown Road 1422 Cathell Road 3795 Cynthia Drive

Price $50,000. $169,900. $145,000. $5,303 by sheriff's deed. $123,000. $150,000. $36,500 (state deed transfer $175,900. $5,317 by sheriff's deed. $18,813 by sheriff's deed. $205,000. $169,000. $83,950. $60,000. $95,000. $42,000. $23,100. $175,000. $141,000. $1,786 by sheriff's deed $342,500. $252,500. $300,000. $650,000. $199,000. $325,000. $126,000. $279,000. $190,000. $184,500. $110,000. $70,000. $104,000. $159,900. $875,000. $72,500. $259,900. $210,000. $278,500.



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Jamie Noel Michael Joseph Matus Jr. Robert Nerone Maher Khandji Michael Joseph Matus Jr. Matthew Simcik Marlene Pudlak Scott and Kathie Barber James Sheets et al. Jesse and Josh Von Hagel Stanley Wagner Mary Kukic Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Eric and Ashley Sharrow Lori Lunardini John and Kristen Marie Baker James Meloy Mary Anne Poploski et al. and Robert Poploski Kenneth Coffman Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Bryant Covelli Sean and Tracy Gorman Letecia Lubic Caroline Stefanski Tamanaugh Bolton Yanhong Chen et al. and Jun Hao Huang CHARLEROI Jeff Mascara Christopher Thorpe Ed Woytovich Papafish Inc. Brian Rach Federal National Mortgage Assn. Fifth Street Place Assoc. L.P. $190,000. Steven Shields FINLEYVILLE Darlaine Taylor


5855 Irishtown Road 4880 Library Road 175 Rolling Road 5692 Scenic View Drive 3266 Appel Road 1005 Berrington Court 1641 Holly Hill Drive 5935 Leprechaun Drive 3594 Myrna Drive 224 Oaklyn Road 149 Stonewood Drive 307 Timberidge Drive 5393 Willow St.

$111,200. $165,000. $182,500. $234,154. $250,000. $162,500. $359,976. $225,000. $259,900. $5,286 by sheriff’s deed. $260,000. $117,000. $102,000.

Ismart Living Real Estate LLC Adventure Corp. Samuel Vargo Janet and Lnzie Trail Scott and Melissa Nowakowski Capri Realty LLC Mon Valley Initiative

312 Fallowfield Ave. 524 McKean Ave. 529 Fallowfield Ave. 821 Lookout Ave. 800 Washington Ave. 853 Lincoln Ave. 433-435 McKean Ave.

$20,000. $22,000. $25,000. $2,566. $25,000. $6,511.

Santana and Christa Ramsey

309 Meadow Ave.


Daniel and Robin Mulkern

3106 School Place


JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Dorothy Ann Jester Tracey Khalil et al. Susan Stonick

Jeffrey and Michelle Winters 1859 Gill Hall Road $91,000. Richard DeMartinis Jr./ Courtney DeMartinis 6707 Willem Drive $54,000. Nancy Bundy 129 Dale St. $165,010 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $322,734) by sheriff’s deed. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Jack Jay Matyas II 2012 George Lane $112,000. Maronda Homes Inc. Shannon and Michael Wetzel 334 Hunters Field Circle $340,748.



February Homes Sold: 1436 JONES ST, MO ONESSEN







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How Building Permits Protect Homeowners You are thinking of making a major renovation to your home. The correct way to begin a home remodeling project is to obtain the necessary permits for the job. Permits are generally required for all new construction as well as specific modifications that will affect structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems. It’s important to check with the local building office prior to beginning work to see which permits you will need. Permits are necessary whether a homeowner is doing the work or hiring an outside contractor. Some homeowners skip this step so they can begin a project promptly. However, this can end up being a costly mistake. Permits might seem like a nuisance, but they actually protect homeowners in various ways.

Permits ensure safe workmanship Permits provide a blueprint by which contractors and do-it-yourselfers must complete renovations. Because inspections will take place, there is no wiggle room. Shortcuts often translate into subpar work that may lead to malfunction and injury in the long run. Safeguarding against poor workmanship means homeowners can feel confident in the work being done. (Continued on page 47)


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Glenn Debski Samuel Gallaher Kimberly Gannis Kathleen Wiesenfeld trustee Estate of Thelma Conn Thomas Bruce Sanders Joseph Giansante Jr. Castor Farm Assoc. Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Michael Murphy Jason Kruise Peter Davin Barbara Shoemaker trustee Lori Anthony

Christopher and Christine Murphy Ellwanger 1233 Oakwood Drive Megan Lisa and Justin Young 111 Roberts Drive Corey and Christina Mathews 717 Kathleen Drive Domenica Heller 100 Farm Lane Timothy Stoken 2011 Scotia Hollow Road Matthew and Bethany Patterson 305 Springhouse Drive Rachael Giansante and Lee Jones 600 State Route 885 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $18,525). Ray Broskey 4004 Castor Lane John Lauer and Christianne Stephens 376 Greene Drive Jeffrey and Jennifer Cadwallader 378 Greene Drive Federal National Mortgage Assn. 336 New World Drive Nicholas and Megan Kamberis 612 Setter Lane Gabrielle and Joseph Monaco 203 Stettler Drive Joseph Dolata III and Robert Shearn 215 Stilley Road Evan Wood and Amanda Chapman 165 Wray Large Road

$60,000. $313,380. $313,535. $1,915 by sheriff’s deed. $345,000. $403,905. $20,000. $292,900.

MONESSEN US Bank NA trustee Robert Shaub et al. Andrea Conaway Gary Bronson Nevada Wayne Zandanel Janice Conn Alta Melenyzer Brent Carpenter Valley 1st Community FCU John Benyak Jr. Jeffrey Mehok Mark Thomas Trilli Robert Reece Nicholas Kutska Miriam Crespo

Hawk Vesta LLC Michael Moss Comprehensive Community Services Inc. Joseph and Karlie Curran Brandon and Jessica Senior Andrew Dzatko Kr Edward and Judy Axton US Bank NA Joseph Heath III Lonnie and June Atwell Nationstar Mortgage LLC John Edward Crews John Edward Crews DTV Enterprise LLC Lawrence and Margaret Ennis

405 Scott Ave. 1045 Alexander Ave. 1440 Jones St. 52 Center Drive 702 Crest Drive 124 Knox Ave. 1548 Marion Ave. 610 Reed 501 S. 14th St. 945 949 Athalia Ave. 1234 Hillcrest Ave. 635 S. 14th St. 727 S. 14th St. Schoonmaker Ave. 58 Reed Ave.

$7,500. $30,000. $90,000. $155,000. $140,000. $30,000. $85,700. $1,639 by sheriff’s deed. $5,000. $26,500. $1,302 by sheriff’s deed. $2,500. $8,200. $1,500. $13,000.

MONONGAHELA Jared Marran Housing & Urban Development Kitima Frank Federal National Mortgage Assn. Richard Cameron Christiana Trust trustee Richard Cameron

Brandon Hickle and Abigail Stark Matthew and Charity Rowland P1 Industries LLC NCRC Housing Rehab Fund LLC Andrew and Lisa Withum Gary Miller Andrew and Lisa Withum

431-1/2 Jackson St. 904 Sheridan St. 103 Zeh St. 531 Alexander St. 457 Hudson Ave. 609 Lincoln St. 424 Parkinson St.

NEW EAGLE Robert Knouse

William Volker

Diana Gricar et al. Darlene Bright


474 Fourth Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $83,500). Troy Simpson and Cathleen Gray 410 Union St. US Bank NA Assn. trustee 124 Second Ave.

Price $315,000. $173,000. $330,000. $450,000. $87,450. $385,000. $1

$18,000. $35,575. $10,000. $36,000. $18,000. $27,000. $18,000. $8,000 $80,000. $1,063 by sheriff’s deed.

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Solesource Properties LLC

Sal Labarbera

112 Union St.


NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Leonard Anthony Stefaniak III Richard Lee Micholas Matthew Wesner Tracy Coppola Michael Dimatteo

Charles Edward and Marlene Kay Heilmann Josef Tybl and Hong Lin Cartus Financial Corp. John Subrick Brett Funaiock

202 Walnut Drive 272 Arrowhead Lane 305 Hickory Nut Drive 11 Mingo Creek Road 12 Gamble St.

$355,000. $450,000. $333,500. $240,000. $126,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Catherine Thomas et al. Eastern Building Group Inc. Wayne Russo Carla Thompson Christopher Klovan Deborah Sward trustee Harry Schweitzer Joseph Yelich et al. Aliarcid Rodriguez Irene Keirsbilck Richard Bewick Theodore Taylor III Thomas Milani Jennifer Pennington Estate of Naomi Phillips Alpha Homes Group LLC Sheldon Jones III Theodore Taylor III Sandra Cook Alonzo Tornabene Deborah Tindall Charles Caso Gabriel Neumann



Steven and Allison Soltesz 124 Louisiana Lane $215,000. Regis and Christine Sedlack Merrifield Drive $130,000. Robert Charles Rankin Jr. and Michelle Brodland Ra124 Golfview Drive $615,000. Matthew Kiernan 299 Maplewood Drive $160,000. William and Christine Andersen 224 Molly Drive $375,000. Charles and Sarah Nettles 207 Rock Run Road $499,000. Justabout Development LLC Bower Hill Road $40,000. Justabout Development LLC 571 Bower Hill Road $575,000. Michael Reiter 314 Hedgerow Drive $550,000. Justabout Development LLC 420 Justabout Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,055). Richard Bewick et al. and Jodi Bewick 140 Oakwood Road $98,730. Leech & Henry Construction Inc. 510 Saddlewood Drive $168,000. Krysten Wivagg and William Wivagg Jr. 124 Stratford Drive $371,600. US Bank NA trustee 104 Walnut Drive $1,041 by sheriff’s deed. Champion Capital L.P. Unknown Address $150,000. Hooked Up Property Solutions Inc. 221 Robinhood Lane $180,000. Heather and Benton Trotter 141 Golfview Drive $475,000. Gerald and Kara Raymond 306 Hedgerow Drive $500,000. US Bank NA Assn. trustee 134 Redwood Drive $1,145 by sheriff’s deed. Lori Lunardini 173 Roscommon Place $190,000. PRL & Co. 371 Sienna Trail $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $208,500). Bret and Jamie Eby 101 Wyndtree Drive $575,000. Matthew and Sherriann Sasko 103 Wyndtree Drive $510,000.

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Permits reduce the likelihood of costly mistakes As inspectors go through their checklists, they may notice things that were done incorrectly and will offer advice about how to mend the problem. If left unchecked, an electrical error could lead to a fire or another dangerous situation. Repairs that are not structurally sound may pose problems or deteriorate more quickly than structures that are constructed correctly. Catching improper technique early on eliminates having to tear down and redo work, which can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor.

Permits protect against fines Sometimes work goes as planned even for homeowners who did not obtain the necessary permits. However, years later, when other work needs to be done, inspectors may discover homeowners never secured proper permits and inspections years earlier, leading to fines. If work is done without a permit and an accident occurs, any damages or injuries may not be covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy. 48 —————————————————————————————————————————


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PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Rudy Zakaria William Robert Galer Steven Schlott Barbara Mincin trustee Phillip Herrmann Vincent Kozel Estate of Edward Weil Estate of Mary Ann Garcia Estate of Harriet Louise Glenn Jennifer Schlessman Russen Richard DeMartinis Jeremy Shosky Estate of Robert Bowers Dorothea Campbell Anne Hutchinson

Bank New York Mellon trustee Isaac and Mariah Hartman US Bank NA trustee Neal and Christina Benson UCG Thirty Eight LLC Bradley Dipaola Ratnik Real Estate LLC Matthew and Sandra Blosl Brice Jenkins Amanda and Nathan Gaudio Derek and Jessica Cerullo Kevin Miller and Corinne Borrelli Robert Bowers Deepak and Radhika Acharya Mary Ann Jones

Address 313 Broadway Drive 305 Millet Lane 379 Millet Lane 112 Robinson Drive 389 Tara Drive 227 Ben Til Drive 456 McClellan Drive 55 Sunrise Drive 134 Betty Rae Drive 226 Broadway Drive 369 McClellan Drive 330 Saratoga Drive 360 Saratoga Drive 270 Toura Drive 206 W. Bruceton Road

SOUTH PARK John David Ziegler Michael and Meredith Peterson 4118 High St. Michael Peterson Brian Richard and Jennifer Willett 4045 Hill St. Richard Unglaub Matthew Thomas and Karlee Michelle Huttenlock4106 Orchard St. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. E3 Real Estate LLC 1033 Barnsley Drive Mary Sullivan Diane Johnson 700 Hidden Ridge Court 201 CTV Group LLC Smoker & Assoc. 2900 Piney Fork Road Investor’s Deal LLC Arbor Tree Specialists Inc. 2811 Sebolt Road Lori Starr Patrick Joseph and Jacqueline Nicole Reed 6475 Second Ave. Miletto Cecotti Jr. Matthew David and Leslie Terrill Lazor 2060 Alberta Drive Beth Anselm trustee Nicole Sokira 6130 Broad St. Estate of Robert Joseph Hardinger Raynershine1 LLC 3725 Meadow Lane Estate of Renay Loriso Matthew Scott King 3136 Ridge Road Nicholas Kamberis Ryan Elliott and Jamie Pascucci 2039 Stagecoach Drive

Price $3,336 by sheriff’s deed. $193,700. $1,775 by sheriff’s deed. $243,000. $115,000. $162,000. $68,000. $127,000. $134,000. $140,000. $161,000. $135,000. $91,000. $222,500. $155,000. $320,000. $195,000. $164,900. $105,000. $104,300. $240,000. $65,000. $99,900. $195,000. $121,300. $18,500. $109,000. $305,000.

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Matthew Helfrich William Bentley by sheriff’s deed. Rojo Holdings LLC WHITEHALL Mary Myfanwy O’Donnell Verland CLA Sylvia Jasik Craig Clifton trustee Erma Mae Fix Estate of Theresa Benzo Estate of James Donovan Nicholas Hoyle Daniel Caponi Meghan M McCarthy Kauer Boris Stoicovy Robert Riccardi trustee et al. Matthew Blosl Marlex Properties LLC Mary Ann Hobson Timothy Wojton estate et al. East End Property Holdings LLC Mark Gillece




David and Kimberly Hufnagel 2400 Route 88 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $51,228). James Walsh III and Tammy Walsh 5120 Hill St. LSF9 Master Participation Trust 5 Davidson Ave.


Kaitlyn and Christopher Bendik

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Steven and Lori Heinecke Mukunda Acharya and Nar Oli MTGLQ Investors L.P. UCG Thirty Six LLC Nazir Ahmad and Elham Noori Jeremy William Norton Nai Ah Ta Mon and Mhra Moe Frank and Samantha Faraone Adam Marasco and Chelsea Zola John Brown Jr. and Stephanie Brown Boris and Diane Stoicovy Yuva and Tulasha Timsina Clark and Elena Spitzer Bekzod Juraev and Nargiza Karimova Mikhail Huseu and Tatslana Atroshkina Joseph Lampart and Judith Clover Tirtha and Radhika Baral Patrick David Gillece Jr.

3147 Bel Air Drive 4325 E. Brightview Ave. 5033 Grove Road 3232 Margaret St. 4313 McKee Drive 135 Shadowlawn Drive 4825 Brownsville Road 4330 McKee Drive 4711 W. Barlind Drive 192 Beall Drive 637 Greenlee Road 1829-1835 Parkline Drive 4640 Sherwood Drive 5109 Azalea Drive 1512 Bevan Road 1043 Duncan Lane 4917 Leona Drive 5103 Morningrise Drive

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$157,000. $174,900. $3,973 by sheriff’s deed. $69,000. $145,000. $117,000. $135,000. $145,000. $162,500. $265,000. $74,784. $275,500. $259,900. $137,000. $140,000. $272,202. $190,000. $40,000.

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Local Worship Pastor Henry Frain to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope As- Pastor Henry Frain sembly of God, located at 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth on Monday evening, April 16. Rev. Henry Frain, pastor of The Living Room Church in Webster, will be ministering. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.; there is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken. Pastor Henry was born again on February 12, 1990, after many years of “just attending church.” Within a few months God called him to a Holy Spirit filled non-denominational church where he was quickly put to work. He ministered in Vacation Bible School, started Rock Ministries, and grew greatly in the Lord. Pastor Henry cherishes God’s Word and shares its deep, rich truths with great love, power and authority. Come join us. You will be encouraged and refreshed as the Holy Spirit ministers through Pastor Henry. For further information, please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

Easter Services at Mingo Church Come celebrate the resurrection of the Lord with Mingo Presbyterian Church on April 1. Mingo Church is located two miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road. All are welcome.

Easter Sunday Worship opportunities: • 7:30 a.m. - Early Easter service with Communion • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast for all (donations accepted but not required) • 9:30 a.m. - Easter worship service with Communion • 10:30 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt for children through 6th grade

Rev. Tom Harding to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

and his tender, compassionate pastor’s heart endear him to all who know him. He holds onto The Lord and His promises in the midst of adversity; he effectively comforts, encourages and exhorts the brethren to do the same. Come and join us to hear the Word and praise and worship 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.

‘Youth For Christ’ Banquet to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Rev. Tom Harding

The Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, April 5. Rev. Tom Harding, the senior pastor at The Full Gospel Assembly of Monongahela, will be ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Please enter the church from the Chess St. side. A graduate of the Greater Works Outreach School of Ministry in Monroeville, Pastor Tom’s most faithful “teacher” has been and continues to be The Holy Spirit, who gives him deep understanding and revelation from God’s Holy Word. He is a prayer warrior and a man of great faith who has a bold vision for the Monongahela Valley and the Body of Christ. This vision is not shaken or deterred by what he sees with his natural eyes, because his spiritual eyes are steadfastly focused on Jesus Christ. His deep love for The Lord and His Word,

In 1958 Youth for Christ/Campus Life began ministry to teens and students in Washington County. In 2018, this ministry celebrates 60 years of reaching teens and students for Christ. D. Carey "Murf" Polan was executive director during much of this time and saw much growth. Club meetinqs, summer camps, church meetinqs, all involving local school districts’ teens, were in full swing with cooperation from local churches, youth groups and local businesses who believed in their mission. After a short hiatus, Youth for Christ/Campus Life is re-emerging in our local area with a kickoff celebration banquet of their 60th anniversary on Friday, April 13 at 6:29 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, East Beau Street, Washington. A new Board of Directors, along with new goals and vision for the future, is in place and, as Chairman Christy 'Polan’ Black states, "The next adventure will be a 'glorious unfolding’ and we are heading full speed ahead into our 61st year of ministry. We are inviting all our alumni, sinqers, fulland part-time staff to join us at our celebration banquet on April 13.” For more information regarding the 60th anniversary celebration, contact the YFC/Campus Life office at 724-2253900. Tickets are FREE!

First United Methodist Church of Monongahela April Activities The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. Family Movie Night featuring “12 Ordinary Men” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13. “Twelve men were touched by God in a way no one else had previously experienced. In their quest to spread the Gospel message, the Apostles witnessed unimaginable miracles and endure unspeakable cruelty. This documentary features interviews with leading scholars, exciting recreations, and authentic Holy Land footage.” Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held from 3 - 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each. Friday Night Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Each Sunday, we have Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. and Worship at 10:15 a.m. Small Groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. The Youth Fellowship meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday. If you are looking for hands-on ways to be in ministry, come join our card ministry team, help with sewing projects for missions, or get involved in the community food bank ministry. For more information on these and other ministry opportunities, contact the church office at 724-258-7054. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome!

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Library News COMMUNITY CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY 3677 Myrtle Avenue Castle Shannon, PA 15234 412-563-4552 Heather Myrah, Library Director Heather Weleski-Youth Services Coordinator

Better Business Bureau to Present on Identity Protection at Castle Shannon Library The Better Business Bureau will be at the Library on Friday, April 6 at 2 p.m. to present a talk on protecting your identity. Did you know that identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States today? In fact, one incident of identity fraud occurs every three seconds! Identity fraud is a serious issue, as fraudsters have stolen $112 billion in the past six years. Attend this BBB’s presentation to learn about the red flags of identity theft, types of information identity thieves are after, different examples of identity theft scams and what to do if you or someone you know becomes a victim of an identity thief. Registration is appreciated.

DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY 510 Meldon Avenue Donora, PA 15033 724-379-7940 Director: Mark Bizzell Boyer

Donora Public Library Celebrates National Library Week Donora Public Library is joining libraries nationwide to celebrate the many ways libraries lead their commu-

nities through services, programs and expertise. April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries and library workers. Libraries are not just places to borrow books or study— they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions. Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups depend on libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books, access to the Internet and programs for job seekers are just a few of the ways libraries can transform the community. “Donora Public Library serves residents through our programming and the materials we offer,” said director Mark Boyer. “We want to take the lead by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and life-long learning. We level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies they may not have at home to improve their quality of life.” Programs offered at the Donora library include children’s story hours, flexibility and balance for adults, and clubs organized around Scrabble, knitting and crochet, books and Bridge. A local history room is available for genealogical and historic research. The downstairs meeting space is also home to the Mon Valley Community Band, led by conductor Max Gonano. “And during National Library Week, Donora Public Library will offer its annual used book sale, where readers can purchase a wide variety of books and other materials at a huge discount,” Boyer added. The Donora library is a member of the Washington County Library System. Patrons can visit the Donora Public Library at 510 Meldon Avenue from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays and

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday. The public can also access the library website at, or call 724379-7940. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance organized by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries each April.

JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, 925 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 Director: Jan Reschenthaler

Jefferson Hills Library Offers Program on Simple Automotive Care with Knoll Automotive Knoll Automotive will join us on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. to show auto care and maintenance tips for owners who have little or no experience taking care of their car. Register online to reserve your space. All programs are open to the public at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Register online at or call the Library at 412-655-7741.

MONESSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER 326 Donner Avenue Monessen, PA 15062 724-684-4750 Library Director: Dave Zilka

Friends of Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center Plan Events to Support the Library The Friends of the Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center group is

holding a membership drive during the month of April. Applications can be picked up at the library. Membership is available for a $5 donation fee. The group will be also be sponsoring a May spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Felicia’s Restaurant and Lounge on Schoonmaker Avenue, which will be available any day during the month of May, with the exception of Mother’s Day. Tickets can be picked up at the library circulation desk or from a member of the Friends. Additionally, the group will also assist at the annual National Library Week Book Sale beginning April 9, 2018. Many new or gently used books will be available for purchase. The Friends are now collecting empty inkjet cartridges for recycling. Place the old cartridges in a plastic sandwich bag and deposit it in the collection box, located near the front circulation desk. Cartridges being accepted include Canon, Dell, HP, Lexmark and Sharp. A complete list of cartridge code numbers can be picked up at the library or found on the library Facebook page.

ROSTRAVER PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Plaza Drive Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5511 Library Director: Naomi Cross

Rostraver Public Library Hosts ‘One Book, One Community’ Event on April 16th Join the discussion on “The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World” by Laura Spinney on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The author draws on research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology, and economics to trace the 1918 influenza pandemic and how it

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WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 124 North Water St. West Newton, PA 724-633-0798

West Newton Public Library April News Hours: Monday and Thursday from 12 – 5 p.m., Wednesday from 12 - 8 p.m. and Satuday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you are a member of the Westmoreland Library network, your membership card is free and you have access to all of the Westmoreland County libraries. Just place a request for any book or DVD, and the van will bring it to our local West Newton library for your pickup. We have PA state income tax forms and federal income tax forms, as well as

rent rebate booklets. Upcoming events: • April 14 - Jewelry and Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 113 S. 5th St. inside the West Newton Gym. • May 3 - Meet and Greet the Author at Gary's Grand Ballroom, S. Second St., West Newton at 6 p.m. Meet author Rebecca Drake. Her latest book is “Just Between Us.” Please call 724-633-0798 to RSVP. • June 7 - Meet and Greet the Author at Gary's Grand Ballroom, S. Second St., West Newton at 6 p.m. Meet author Rich Gazarik. His latest book is “Prohibition Pittsburgh.” Please call 724-633-0798 to RSVP.

WHITEHALL PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 Borough Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-882-6622 Director: Paula Kelly

Whitehall Reads “Wonder” to Celebrate National Library Week Beginning in April and coinciding with National Library Week, the Whitehall Library will launch a community read campaign around the inspirational New York Times Best-selling novel “Wonder”


by R.J. Palacio. “Wonder” tells the story of a boy named August Pullman who is born with severe craniofacial disfigurement. As a baby and a child, Auggie undergoes 27 different surgeries and is now finally able to begin public school for the first time, in fifth grade. Chapters are told from the perspective of different characters, illustrating how Auggie is treated because of the way he looks. Readers learn that Auggie just wants to be a normal kid and to be accepted for the person he is. It’s a beautiful story of compassion, friendship, tolerance and intentional kindness. “I have wanted to do a communitywide reading initiative for some time and “Wonder” seemed the perfect choice,” said Library Director Paula Kelly. “I honestly think it’s the kind of book that if everyone read, the world would be a better place.” The library received a monetary gift from the Jack Buncher Foundation at the end of 2017, enabling the purchase of multiple copies of “Wonder” as well as “Year of Wonders,” the picture book version for very young readers. Kelly says, “We are really excited to gift copies of this amazing book to our schools and other community partners and stakeholders. And of course, we’ll have plenty of copies in the library to borrow. We want everyone in Whitehall to read

“Wonder.”” “Whitehall Reads Wonder” also involves a slate of very special library programs. These programs will be offered for all ages and will focus upon opportunities to “choose kind,” a tagline from the book, through purposeful acts of service and thanks. Programs include Josh and Gab’s anti-bullying program, a Kids on the Block puppet show, and a spaghetti dinner and dance finale.

Whitehall Public Library Hosts ‘ Deep Dish with Bob Hartley: A Book Talk and Taste’ Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. as we welcome local author Bob Hartley to dish about his new crime thriller, “North and Central,” set in the Windy City of the 1970s. We’ll also have a Chicago-style pizza party with deep dish slices for everyone! Refreshments will be provided and copies of “North and Central” will be available for purchase following the talk. This event is FREE. Register now at 412-882-6622 or Check the library websit e for additional details at

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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------1991 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 66,576 miles. T-Top. Bright red. $3500 Firm. 724-942-3418 _____________________________________________ 1981 DODGE MIRADA CMX v8 cold a/c auto am/fm ps pb positraction convertible top 62k original miles 100% original including tan top sunfire metallic paint and like new tan bucket seat interior with new headliner and tuff wheel all new fluids like new tries and brakes no rust or dents (have original window sticker) $1695 call 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________ CROSSBARS AND TRUNK MAT (Genuine subaru parts) from Subaru Forester $50. paid $195 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________ ENGINE/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION combo 2.2 4 cylinder torqueflite from 1980s Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler k car. Already out of car engine turns over. Includes EVERYTHING from air cleaner to oil pan. unit on wheels for easy loading onto your vehicle. 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________ DINING ROOM CHAIRS SET of four maple $25 for all four. 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________ FOR SALE. PARTS for a 2010 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton pick-up truck: 1. hood - $700.00, 2. tail-gate - $300.00. Contact John at_____________________________________________ (724) 483-1271. GOODYEAR P215-60-R16 94T tire (New). $25.00 Bridgestone P235-65-R17 tire (New). $30.00. Call 412-292-8618 _____________________________________________ 1950 FARMALL C Tractor with Plows. Needs Restored or for Parts. 7248-825-6836 _____________________________________________ CHEVY TRUCK 81-89. Front Fender and Inner Fender Wheel Moldings. Make offer. 412-425-0342 _____________________________________________ BUICK LASABRE 1990, 29,300 miles, original owner, $3699. 412-780-5998 _____________________________________________ CAR/TRUCK WINDSHIELD silver protector, cools down car deflects heat, still in package $6, 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ 1968 CHEVROLET C30 truck car hauler. Dual wheels, power steering, power brakes, 4 speed, factory AM/FM. $2500. Dave Burdis 22 Central Ave. Charleroi, Pa. 15022 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________ ’02 BLK CORVETTE, 6 speed, 32,000 miles, must sell, $17,000. 724-258-5444 _____________________________________________ 1992 FORD PICKUP TRUCK, custom, low mileage – 38K, F150 automatic transmission, PS, PB, A/C, front & rear tanks, helper springs, hitch-wired. Can be seen at 660 McMurray Rd. Asking $4725, sold as is. Inspected to 9-30-18. 412-835-6494 _____________________________________________ PARTS FOR A 2010 DODGE RAM 1/2 ton pick-up truck: hood -_____________________________________________ $700.00 and tail-gate - $300.00. John at (724) 483-1271

2001 FORD RANGER PICKUP with cap. 92749 miles. 2.3 engine 20 miles per gallon runs good. Automatic transmission. 412-563-2100 _____________________________________________ HONDA CRV 2004, 75,500 miles, not rust, r-title from lite hit. New inspection until August 2018. Everything works. This Honda has 200,000 miles left on it. $7,599. Make offer. Greg 724984-5368 _____________________________________________ 1965 RED CONVERTIBLE 770 Rambler. Runs great and looks good!!!!! Won many trophies at car shows!!!! 144,000 miles for $13,000. Call Bob Smith at 914-714-7464 with any questions or_____________________________________________ to see it. 1997-2004 FORD F150 F250 7 lug chrome OEM center cap. 3/$100 or 1/$40. 724-863-2327 _____________________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. _____________________________________________ 1934 STUDEBAKER SEDAN Street Rod, 350 engine, PG trans, Ford rear S-10 front end, asking $12,000 obo. 724-553-2220 _____________________________________________ ’02 BLACK CORVETTE, 6 speed, 32,000 miles, asking $17,500, must see! 724-258-5444 _____________________________________________ 1977 PONTIAC TRANSAM 400, 4 speed, 49,000 original miles, asking $17,000, must see! 724-258-5444 _____________________________________________ FOR SALE – LARGE EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 310CR Backhoe 724-348-4324 _____________________________________________ 1955 BUICK ROADMASTER. 2 door hard top. 51,130 original miles.$17,500.00. Must see. 412-638-9867. _____________________________________________ 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 $5,500 or make an offer! (412) 999-4332 _____________________________________________ 2015 CHEVY EQUINOX, 18,000 miles. PA R Title. All wheel drive. Back-up camera. $11,500. 412-877-3786 _____________________________________________ CHEVY TRUCK RIMS – Make offer. 412-425-0342 _____________________________________________ 30 GALLON ANTIFREEZE – Make offer. 412-425-0342 _____________________________________________ CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS – 1971 – 1978 (Trk-Van); 1988 – 1992; 1968 – 1975; 1988 – 1992 (imports). $25 each, firm. 724-797-3779 _____________________________________________ TIRES – Mastercraft Courser, HSX Touring. M+S, 265/65 R18. 3/4 tread left. $125 for all four. 724-379-4638. 8am – 6pm. _____________________________________________ 1984 CORVETTE – 5-speed, original owner. 37,000 miles. Asking $6,500. 412-489-5903 _____________________________________________ WANTED – 1995 to 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme coupe. Front wheel drive. Must be clean. Call Mark, 724-825-8968. _____________________________________________ TIRES – Pirelli Scorpion ATR 111s M+S, P275/55/R20. $ tires, like new! 100 miles / off of Ford F-150. $600. 412-835-4047 _____________________________________________

VEHICLE PARTS – New duel point distributer, 396-427-454, $75 OBO; Set, new chrome valve covers for 1969 engines, 396427-454, $50 OBO; Hubcaps (4) for 1963 Studebaker, $80 OBO; Heater controls for 1999 Beretta, $10 OBO; Wire set for 2000 Ram, 5.9 gas engine, new rotor and cap, $40 OBO. 2005 Dakota – Like new, 7,000 miles, rack and pinion steering, V8engine. $125 OBO.724-984-0238 _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________

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WANTED 1970-1978 Chevy Camaro parts. Looking for a working dash clock with the plastic set knob and original windshield trim that's in good condition. Please email _____________________________________________ CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2000-2016! Any Condition. Running or Not. Top $$$ Paid! Free Towing! We're Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-985-1806 _____________________________________________ GOT AN OLDER CAR, VAN OR SUV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the Humane Society. Call 1-855-558-3509 _____________________________________________ DONATE YOUR CAR TO VETERANS TODAY! Help and Support our Veterans. Fast - FREE pick up. 100% tax deductible. Call 1800-245-0398 _____________________________________________ CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Make/Models 2000-2015! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-416-2330. _____________________________________________

-------------- BUSINESS TO BUSINESS -----------REACH 30,000 POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS in the South Hills and Mon Valley communities! Advertise your business in the South Hills - Mon Valley Messenger. Call for more information at 412-249-8177. Or e-mail to _____________________________________________ ADVERTISE TO 2 MILLION HOMES with a business card size ad for just $600 in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and D.C. That’s only 25 cents for 1,000 homes. Call 800-450-6631 for more details. _____________________________________________

-------------- EDUCATION -----------RIAIRLINE MECHANIC TRAINING - Get FAA Technician certification. Approved for military benefits. Financial Aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-453-6204 _____________________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial Aid for qualified students - Career placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-686-1704 _____________________________________________ 25 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Earn $1000 per week! Paid CDL Training! STEVENS TRANSPORT COVERS ALL COSTS! 1-877-209-1309 _____________________________________________

-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------HELP WANTED – Immediate full time work for carpenters, laborers, in roofing, siding, drywall. Drivers license a plus. Pay based on experience. Located in Finleyville. Call Jerry 724-7970000. _____________________________________________ LABORS WANTED for the back of garbage trucks. Apply in person 4859 State Rt 51 Belle Vernon. 724-379-4331 Good Pay! Holidays & Weekends Off! _____________________________________________ CDL DRIVERS WANTED to drive Commercial & Residential Garbage Trucks. Great pay & benefits. No Holidays or Weekends! Apply in person 4859 State Rt 51 Belle Vernon. 724-379-4331 _____________________________________________ AWNING COMPANY HELP WANTED – Installer, laborer and shop worker with valid PA driver’s license. Pay based upon experience; Experienced industrial sewer, experience based pay. Both jobs will be 3-5 days. 7:30-4pm. In the Baldwin-Whitehall Area. Call 412-653-6010 _____________________________________________ FULL TIME HAIR STYLIST WANTED, Venetia/Finleyville Area, Clientelle, Base and Commission. Call Darnelle at 724-3486220. Hair-O-Dynamics…Check out our website. _____________________________________________ HELP WANTED: Small Accounting office in Finleyville looking for part time Administrative Assistant. Please call 724-348-8613 _____________________________________________ SEEKING RELIABLE EARLY MORNING SNOW REMOVAL service in Union Twp., along Rte. 88. Interested services please call 724-489-0880. _____________________________________________ CARPENTER/ ROOFER LABORER – Based in Finleyville, Pa; Must have Driver License, car, and be reliable. Year round work. Monday thru Friday. Pay based on experience. Call 724-7970000.

April 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— 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

INDOOR FLEA MARKET, Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. Tables are available for $10.00. Hot Dogs and Baked Goods! First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, Rt. 88 South, Finleyville, PA. Call Joanna at 724-348-8056 to reserve a table. _____________________________________________

SOUTH PARK CHILDCARE CENTER seeks part-time caregiver. Applicant must be reliable, flexible, available Monday thru Friday, and have a love of children. Experience is preferred but training is_____________________________________________ available. If interested, please call 412-854-9007. CHILD CARE. Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Center is looking for people who love working with children. Full time or part time available. Call 412-384-8374 for more information. _____________________________________________ WANTED: Part time cook, available both shifts 6:00am-2:00pm and 11:00am-7:00pm, catering cooking a plus. Spiritan Center, Bethel Park. Experience necessary. Contact or call 412-835-3510 X 112. _____________________________________________ PERSONAL AIDE: Dedicated, non-medical senior aide, companion will assist with lifting, chores, shopping, or appointment escort. Friendly, insured male with references, TB and police background clearance + eCPR. No long term contract required. Fee based on $7.50 per half hour (2 hour minimum.) 724-7088430. _____________________________________________ MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED. Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. _____________________________________________ SALESPERSON NEEDED to secure commercial accounts for a security/surveillance company in Charleroi. Commission based on number of new accounts obtained. Call Bill at 717-580-1236. _____________________________________________ GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER with experience and valid driver's license. 724-258-6900 Trinity Garage Door & Awning _____________________________________________ DAYTIME BARTENDER WANTED. 724-348-6607 _____________________________________________ HELP WANTED - Bartender/Cook. Call: 724-348-6607 _____________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________ SLAGLE ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION, INC. NEEDS... Experienced Roofers to join our team. FULL-TIME. Must have valid driver's license. STOP IN or CALL 724-258-6901. 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela _____________________________________________ $3000 WEEKLY PARTTIME! Processing HUD Refunds From Home! No Selling. No Experience. Free Video! Call Evenings Only! 760-418-5485 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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-------------- EVENTS-----------MOVING SALE Ap 6&7 8:00-1, Sun 1:00-3 50% off. Antiques, furniture, housewares. Everything must go! 513 Douglas Ave., Blaine Hill, Elizabeth _____________________________________________

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------1997-2004 FORD F150/F250 7Lug chrome OEN center cap 3 for 100 $ or 1 for $ 40. 724-863-2327 _____________________________________________ SNOW BLOWER: Troy Bilt Squall 2100 (one year old—3 year extended warranty) FOR $400 OBO: 724-797-1190; Lawn Mower: Troy Bilt TB 360 (one year old—3 year extended warranty) FOR $275 OBO: 724-797-1190; String Trimmer: Husqvarna 128 CD gas (one year old—2 year extended warranty) FOR $125 OBO: 724-797-1190; Leaf Blower: Husqvarna 125B gas 175 mph (one year old) FOR $100 OBO: 724-797-1190; Chainsaw: Poulan Pro 35 cc 16 inch gas (10 years old) - for $25 OBO: 724-797-1190; Tiller/Cultivator: Bolens BL410 31 cc 10 inch gas (10 years old) for $25 OBO: 724-797-1190; Refrigerator/Freezer: Kenmore Coldspot side-by-side w/icemaker/water (2005) FOR $200 OBO: 724-797-1190; Clothes Washer: Samsung front loader (2016) FOR $500 OBO: 724-797-1190; Clothes Dryer: Kenmore Elite Oasis (2008) FOR $100 OBO: 724-797-1190; Queen Bed: Pine Pencil Post American Country w/mattress/box spring FOR $650 OBO: 724-797-1190; Display Case: solid wood/four shelves (with glass front doors) FOR $150 OBO: 724-797-1190 57 —————————————————————————————————————————— _____________________________________________ CHOCOLATE BROWN COUCH – 6 foot couch, located Canonsburg area, you haul. FREE – 484-832-6359 _____________________________________________ WINCHESTER MODEL 67 – single shot – bolt action 22 – shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr – really a nice rifle - $225- call 724379-8261 _____________________________________________ DRESSING TABLE – Wood, 30” x 24”. $10. 412-881-4328 _____________________________________________ SWEEPER – Kenmore. Almost new! $10. 412-881-4328 _____________________________________________ COMPUTER MONITOR – Screen and Keyboard. $10. 412881-4328 _____________________________________________ CHEVY TRUCK RIMS – Make offer. 412-425-0342 _____________________________________________ 30 GALLON ANTIFREEZE – Make offer. 412-425-0342 _____________________________________________ WALNUT SHELF – For knick-knacks. 4 shelves, 2 drawers. $10. 412-881-4328 _____________________________________________ PENN STATE – Picture of Beaver Stadium, framed. 34” x 27” $20. 412-881-4328 _____________________________________________ BED FRAME – Brass, single bed. $10. 412-881-4328 _____________________________________________ TIRES – MASTERCRAFT COURSER, HSX Touring. M+S, 265/65 R18. 3/4 tread left. $125 for all four. 724-379-4638. 8am – 6pm. _____________________________________________ CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS – 1971 – 1978 (Trk-Van); 1988 – 1992; 1968 – 1975; 1988 – 1992 (imports). $25 each, firm. 724-797-3779 _____________________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS – Collectors upgrade your sets! 19591965. Stars and commons. Near mint, sharp corners. 70% off Beckett prices. 724-970-1762. After 3pm. _____________________________________________ SOFA – ENGLAND, 84” Brown/Taupe. Like new! Only 3 years old. $200. 412-931-1975. If no answer, leave message. _____________________________________________ AQUARIUMS – Tank, hood, filter, heater. New in box. 15 gallon $45. 10 gallon $20. 412-384-9349. _____________________________________________ POSTAGE STAMPS & FIRST DAY COVERS – 72 First Day Covers and gold replica of each stamp. Orig. cost $5.75 per cover. All in a beautiful album. $75. 724-929-8259. _____________________________________________ COORS LIGHT CLOCK – 12” x 24” plastic, “Silver Bullet” Coors Light beer can clock. $12. 724-929-8259 _____________________________________________ WEIGHTS/DUMBELLS – Two(2) hand dumbells. 10LB each. (Pro-Type). $5 for pair. 724-929-8259. _____________________________________________ DISHWARE – Pyrex dish set - 37 pcs, white with gray and gold edging. Excellent condition; Ruby Red dish set - 12 pcs, old and in excellent condition; Jewel T dish set – 14 pcs, good condition; Franciscan ware – 16 pcs, old and in excellent condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ OLD FARM TOOLS – Too many to mention! Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ OLD CANNING JARS – Different colors, good condition, unique. Must see. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ OLD CAMERAS – and other old items. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ OLD WINE GLASSES – Two (2) sets of old wine glasses. Very good condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ RECORD ALBUMS AND 45S – Many LP albums to choose from (old and good condition). 45 records in good condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ ROLLER SKATES – Two pair. Size 9. Ankle length, white, good condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. _____________________________________________ ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP 225th anniversary book from 1998. Paperbound 154 pages, good condition. Lots of old photos and history. $10 Perryopolis area. 412-999-7066 _____________________________________________ FLINTLOCK RIFLE, VINTAGE 1970'S THOMPSON Hawken's (#14087), 50 cal., 28" barrel/brass rod/sling - $500.00, with original starter kit, powders, maxi balls, patches, etc. - $550.00 John @ (724) 483-1271 _____________________________________________

NAVY ARMS PERCUSSION MUSKET, manufactured by Zoli in Itally. Its 58 cal. really nice shape. comes with extra nipple and cleaning jag in patchbox. Asking $300.00 OBO. 724-757-9900 _____________________________________________ COAT, MEN'S size 38 Medium brown with Fur collar&lining New $20.00 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ SOUND BAR with remote & power cord 36 inches long Excellent Condition. $30.00. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ TIENSHAN FINE CHINA CHRISTMAS DESIGN, 19 piece service for four, two serving bowls & meat platter included, new in box $30.00 724 929 497 _____________________________________________ SNOWMAN COOKIE JAR with matching salt and pepper shakers, adorable, never used $10.00. 724 929 4975 _____________________________________________ BUNK BEDS w/mattresses, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 _____________________________________________ ROCKER- Paul Bunyon-Impressive Strong Mahogany-Very Nicely Carved $325. DOG IGLOO for medium-large dog $25. 412-862-5959 after 3pm-Finleyville _____________________________________________ RICK STENHOUSE MINI HELMET AND CAR. brand new; both $10, Toys R Us $50 gift card; sell $40, Youth flatware 3 piece, fork, knife and spoon; so cute $10, Folding walker with wheels; brand new $20, Ladies brand new scarf, brocade and beaded beautiful $20, 3 Sheffield silver relish forks $10, Vintage Minnie Mouse child’s spoon $5, 6 party lite votives candles $5, Alabama Bear Bryant insulated tumbler; brand new $5, Fostroria 5 in crystal dish brand new $5, Air Cast orthopedic boot size Medium; like new $25, Orthopedic pillow for lumbar; large brand new $50, Doll, Mother Hubbard so cute with rolling pin and pinafore; brand new $20, Doll Lady in Blue Victorian with beautiful hair; brand new in box $20, Doll Miss Sunday musical; plays O What a Beautiful Morning; brand new in box $20, Disney lithographs, sleeping beauty, Aristocats; Lady and the tramp; suitable for framing; all $10, Miniature creamers ceramic with cherubs, 6 for $10, 7 Mini Disney snow globes $10, Marble maze run toy; $5, vintage Lazy Susan from the 50’s; ceramic white and orange sections $10, Vintage copper oil cans 2 for $15, AT&T 2 phones plus answering machine $15, Lenox vase with 24 k gold trim 8 1/2 inches $20, Depression green glass small relish dishes 2 for $10, Goebel Friar Tuck German ash tray/dish collectible $45, Rare Antique Rochester City Railroad New York Trolley bell used by horse drawn trolleys in New York in 1800’s rare $250. 412279-3288 _____________________________________________ RYOBI BENCH GRINDER- $60, Porter Cable, double insulated circular saw- $50. Both in good condition. Call 412-811-7392 _____________________________________________ FOR THE ART CONNOISSEUR: Beautiful Vintage Art by Falchetti Large Square with Gold Matting under Glass in Beautiful Solid Fruit Wood Decorative Frame with Carved Roses. Nice for Gentleman's Library $2975. 412 424-7573 _____________________________________________ 58 ————————————————————————————————————————— FOR THE ART CONNOISSEUR: Beautiful Vintage Art. Large Rectangular Painting in Decorative Frame, Carved with Raised Roses. Nice for Gentleman's Library $2975. 412 424-7573 _____________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL ELABORATELY CARVED Expensive Large Country French Leopard Top Sofa Table with Bottom Shelf. Like New. Purchased Levin One of a Kind only $600. 412 424-7573 _____________________________________________ LOVELY VINTAGE 4 Piece Set of Soh`d Mahogany Wood Bedroom Furniture with decorative chrome hardward. One of a Rmd only $450.00. 412 424-7573 _____________________________________________ COLLECTORS VINTAGE Sears & Roebuck Silver tone Wire Recorder in Solid Cherry Wood Cabinet only $800. 4124247573 _____________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE Solid Mahogany Wood Duncan Phyfe Dining Set elaborate carved China Cabinet, Rectangular Buffet, Pedestal Table and Chairs. Only $550, 412-424-7573 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE SINGER "Red Eye Sewing Machine with 4 Drawed Solid Wood Cabinet. Own a Piece of History only $150. 412-4247573 _____________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL SET OF LARGE DESIGNER BRONZE decorative curly Wrought Iron Tables with Lattice Tops $150. 412 4247573 _____________________________________________ VINTAGE SOLID OAK WOOD Rectangular Table with 2 Drawers &_____________________________________________ Bottom Shelf only $175. 412-424-7573 LIKE NEW LOVELY EXPENSIVE Elaborately Carved Space Saving Tall Chest of 7 Spacious Drawers on Legs with Decorative Hardware Paid $800 in Colonial Gallery. Only $200. 412 4247573 _____________________________________________ HUNTER'S TREE STAND- climber type. Includes vidio and safety_____________________________________________ harness. Great Christmas gift. $75. 724-366-9524 BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 _____________________________________________ JACKETS- male, black leather. Large and extra large. $30 each. 412-884-4873 _____________________________________________ WILD GAME CALLERS (2). Portable battery powered “D cell batteries.” Record type with 8 records. Cassette type with 13 cassettes. $99/ bo. Call 724-348-5531 _____________________________________________ .50 CAL BARRETT M107A1, w/ 5-25X50 Schmidt & Bender Scope, custom made pelican case, shooting groups -1/4 in and 150 rounds of 660 gr American Eagle Factory loads, bipod, $18000. Call 724-986-8364. Cash, will accept $17000. Jason. FREE two TVs, 32" Sylvania and 19" Samsung both work, wide chassis, remotes, manual Bethel Park 412-620-6239 _____________________________________________ WOMENS FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, autumn color, large, $1000, 412-384-4374 _____________________________________________ DELTA, 18 INCH BENCH SAW, with stand and accessories, excellent condition. $45, 724- 872-4548 _____________________________________________ NEW FISH TANK, 10 gallon, with metal with metal stand and accessories, $48 firm cash only. 412-835-1012 _____________________________________________ CAR MAGAZINES 500+, Hot Rod, Car Craft, Super Chevy, Nascar, and more best offer. 412-425-0342 _____________________________________________ TUXEDO COAT AND FLAT FRONT TROUSERS, 42r, tuxedo white shirt 17-17 1/2 34-35, Black bow tie, pocket square, cummerbund, suspenders, basic stud set, formal socks, formal tie plain shoes 11.5W, and garment bag. $150 412-884-6815 _____________________________________________ PENGUIN HOCKEY TICKETS (2) $60 each. 412-780-5998 _____________________________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK, Seth Thomas, recently serviced by Ferguson clock repair, 2 year warranty, excellent condition, solid wood, $600. 724-809-4400 _____________________________________________ COAT, LADIES, size 6long style, wool, green in color, new, $50. Mens coat size 38, medium brown color, fur lining and collar, new $20. Hoover wind tunnel vacuum, bagless with attachments, very good condition $30. Starbucks original insulated mugs,


stainless steel, like new condition, $10 each or $15 for both. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ ROLLING STONES ALBUMS, 8 in all, $80. 412-884-3710 _____________________________________________ SINGER PEDDLE SEWING MACHINE. Painted and unpainted holiday bisque ceramics. Curio cabinet $30. Rocker chair $35. 724-736-2348 _____________________________________________ OLD SAWS AND TOLLS, BEST OFFER. Old metal spindle 4 poster bed $40. Antique pump organ, beautiful reeds, $100. Air bed with pump good condition, $15. Stride walker $15. Pet stroller, new $30. Light oak handrail, 8ft, new $25. Avalon black satin aluminum post, 2.5 X 45” $20. 724-258-3767 _____________________________________________ BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN TIRES, T/A KO, LT 285/55/R20, 4, good condition, 4000 miles, $600. Pirelli Scorpion, ATR 111s M&S P275/55/R20, 4 tires, like new, 100 miles, $600. Generac, portable 6500 generator, new never used with cables, $700. Quad ramp, heavy duty, trifold, $85. 412-835-4047 _____________________________________________ TRUCK CAP FOR SALE, fits Ford Ranger, needs glass for gate. $100 724-825-6836 _____________________________________________ LEATHER STEELER JACKET, new never worn. Printer type cases, $12 each. Marching band type hats, red and white, new, $5 each. Dune Buggy, all there except engine, full size. Blue plastic barrels, 23 inch diameter X 34 inches tall, $15 each. Steel garbage can lids $1 each. 724-267-4072 _____________________________________________ TREE STAND, climber type, aluminum, safety harness included, $75. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ BEAGLE MALE RABBIT DOG, 2 years old, akc, rabies shot, $400. Beagle male 2 years old, rabbit school graduate, akc full warranty, excessive hunt $750. Beagle male 2 years old rabbit trained akc, 30 day trial period, $600. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ART by falchetti, large square with gold matting, fruitwood decorative frame with carved roses, $2975. Large rectangular painting in decorative frame carved with raised roses, $2050. Carved expensive large country french leopard top sofa table with bottom shelf, like new $600. Vintage 4 piece set of solid mahogany bedroom furniture with decorative chrome hardware, $450. Vintage Sears and Roebucks silverstone wire recorder in solid cherry wood cabinet, $800. Vintage solid mahogany wood Duncan Phyfe dining set, carved china cabinet, rectangular buffet, pedestal table and chairs, $550. Antique “red eye” singer sewing machine with 4 drawer solid wood cabinet, $150. Large designer bronze decorative curly wrought iron tables with lattice tops, $150. Vintage solid wood oak rectangular table with 2 drawers and bottom shelf, $175. Like new elaborately carved space saving tall chest of 7 drawers on legs with decorative hardware, $200. 412-424-7573. _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE IMPERIAL CARNIVAL PUNCH BOWL, gold with 6 cups, $65. Antique carmel slag glass lamp, 15" tall $80. Call: (724) 379-4162 _____________________________________________

DVD TRANSFER HOME MOVIES FAMILY MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD. also transfer VHS, VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events.

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BAKERS RACK $60, 2 new bar stools $25/ea, Dresser/Door Chest $150, Couch Cover $25. 412-253-5492 _____________________________________________ CHRISTMAS DISHES, Tienshan Christmas bear, plates /cups/ saucers $1 each, Misc cookbooks and pocket calculator $1, Sketcher ladies lace up shoes 9w $5, Unopened potpourri oil $2.50, Sunbeam humidifier $2, Hemmings back issues .25 cents each, Rifleman .25 cents each, mens neckties $2 724348-5393 _____________________________________________ WINCHESTER MODEL 67 – single shot – bolt action 22 – shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr – really a nice rifle - $225- call 724379-8261 _____________________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ½” octagon barrel - Unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested - $700. - call 724379-8261. _____________________________________________ SAVAGE – NEW 22 MAGNUM – bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope and accu trigger – nice rifle - $350 call 724-379-8261 _____________________________________________ BABY/CRIB - used at grandma's color - natural, Delta Roma, $75.00. Call 724-348-4267 _____________________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ½” octagon barrel - Unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested - $750. - call 724379-8261. _____________________________________________ STEELERS BOWLING BALL "on the ball brand" brand new uncut in original box with display cup. beautiful. lists for $179.95. Will sell for $125 OBO. 724-984-6611. _____________________________________________ 1980S CHRYSLER/DODGE /PLYMOUTH 4 cyl 2.2 engine/transmission combo. excellent. already out of car. $75. 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________ ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS AND TRUNK MAT (factory) from 2010 Subaru Forester. $50. 724-984-6611 _____________________________________________

WALTHER P38 – 9MM PARABELLUM – leather holster – 2 clips – all new in box – unfired – will send photos - $700. – call 724-379-8261 _____________________________________________ 1940’S THREE DIFFERENT PAPER mache pumpkins, $45 all. 1960’s talking Dracula plush pull-string doll, 13.5” high, in orig. box, $75. Halloween collection of 45 RPM records, mood music, sounds and novelty $500 all. Halloween collection of 33 1/3 LP record albums, $300 all. Dark Shadows TV series, 1966-1973, complete 1,225 episodes on 136 DVD discs, inside original coffin shaped box, $325. 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ ROTOR TILLER, front tine, 1 year old, owners manual, under warranty, paid $350 sell for $175. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ COOK TOP, electric, 4 burners, $30. Buffet range, 2 burner, new, electric $25. Toaster oven w/bagel toaster, new, Hamilton Beach, $20. Table, 4 chairs, chrome set, 1950s, chairs need repaired, $50. 724-929-6964 _____________________________________________ QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA by Broyhill, burgundy, dark green, beige plaid, mattress like new, very heavy, pillows included must sell, reduced to $125. William Rogers China white, service for 4, bowl, dessert, dinner, cup & saucer, used once, $35. Football, triple signed Archie, Eli & Peyton Manning. COA, $1100. Football jersey, Washington Redskins, signed by RGIII, COA & picture, $125. 724-244-4862. West Newton _____________________________________________ TRUCK CAP RED FORD RANGER short bed or other small trucks, very nice, $125.00 OBO. 412-384-6468 _____________________________________________ SWING SET, METAL FRAME, 3 swings, 1 glider, 1 seesaw, needs cleaning, you haul, . 724-483-3789 _____________________________________________ OAK SWING, includes chains. Dog box, fiberglass, excellent condition. 724-825-6836 _____________________________________________ STAND-ALONE BASKETBALL HOOP and backboard for driveway or yard, adjustable height, support stand rusty, you haul. 724-483-3789 _____________________________________________

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April 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— SAMSUNG CRYSTAL Surround Air Track Model No HWE350, $60. 724-863-2327 _____________________________________________ ZERO-GRAVITY CHAIR, power recline with heat and massage, $200. 724-483-2082 _____________________________________________ SOLID OAK ANTIQUE BEDROOM SET, excellent condition $200. Oak 40” round table with 4 chairs, new, $200 OBO. 36” color TV $25. 724-938-2722 _____________________________________________ FOOTBALL CARDS FROM THE 1950S, 12 teams, 323 cards total plus misc. newer cards. Also 1960s Pirate autographs and misc. pictures. 724-258-3318 leave msg _____________________________________________ 12’ SEARS ALUMINUM BOAT w/2 swivel seats and trailer, $450.00. 724-825-8959 _____________________________________________ OLD WOOD WASHING MACHINE $100. Singer peddle sewing machine $100. Rocking chair $35. Holiday bisque ceramics, designer hand bags. 724-736-2348 _____________________________________________ REMINGTON MODEL 550-1, beautiful semi-automatic 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22lr, rare and hard to find in this condition, $275. Winchester model 67, single shot, bolt action 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr, really a nice rifle, $225. Savage – NEW 22 Magnum – bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope and accu trigger – nice rifle - $350. Call 724-379-8261 _____________________________________________ 2018 REMINGTON WILDLIFE ART CALENDAR - $9.95 +3.95 S/H, send check or MO to W.A. Chepanoske, 5911 Homeplace Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037-3217 _____________________________________________ CHILDREN'S BOOK WITH DUST COVER “Yes, Virginia, there is a_____________________________________________ Santa Claus.” $15. Call 724-628-5129 SHIRLEY TEMPLE BABY DOLL. Dressed in White Dress with Red Polka Dots. Stands 1 ft. 4 in. high. $40. 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ ESSO TIGER, 1960S POCKET WATCH (functional). $150 Call 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ 1990S KIDS BIG PULL PLAY Berlin Flyer Wagon. Made of Metal and Wood. Never Opened. $50 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ O- GAGE LIONEL “Navy Yard Switcher Train Engine.” $100 724628-5129 _____________________________________________ 1930S “DAISY AIR RIFLE BOXED BELL TARGET.” Made of fine cast metal. Target is 2 x 4 x 4.5 tall (with hold in ron and bell clatter on inside). With Pad of Paper Targets. (A very short lived Daisy product). $135 Call 724-628-5129. _____________________________________________ EARLY 1800S “BUSTER BROWN SHOES POCKET WATCH.” Picture of Buster Brown and his dog on Front under glass (still runs). $400 Call 724-628-5129.; Two Different, never used deep fryers. $25/$50 each. Call 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ SWEEPER, HOOVER, Wind Tunnel bagless includes attachments, good condition $35.00. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ WOMEN AND MEN'S COMPLETE SETS of golf clubs, bags and flight bag, good condition. Necchi sewing machine and cabinet. Adult three wheel bike. Call 412-215-2921 make reasonable offer _____________________________________________ CHAISE LOUNGE FOR PORCH (FOLDING), olive green mesh w/white handles, excellent cond. $15. Call (724) 379-4162 _____________________________________________ EXERCISE BIKE, $50. Exercise rowing machine, $50. Sears 10” radial arm saw $75. 2 H.F. stand alone speakers $20. Tractor Prawn Yard Sweeper $40. 724-483-2444 _____________________________________________ STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70h x 32w x 20 d, 5 for $80 or $25 each. Belgian block $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ MOUNTAIN BIKE, GIRLS 10 speed, seldom used, $40. 724348-6704 _____________________________________________ PECAN WOOD COFFEE TABLE/CURVED LEGS, 19H 29W 49L Whitehall area. 412-886-9931 _____________________________________________


KIDS GAME TABLE - 6' x 2'8"- bumper pool, ping pong and air hockey, $50.00. Solid wood TV cabinet 5'2' x 4'7" x 1'9" with TV, $40.00. Please call 724-258-4239 _____________________________________________ STAIR LIFT USED VERY LITTLE. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 724-421-6751. _____________________________________________ ZIPPO LIGHTER BRAND NEW IN BOX $10. Lego transformers; boxful $10. Digital grilling fork, new in package $10. Bingo game with rolling cage and large number cards $15. Cinderella magnetic doll and clothes $5. Barbie swimming pool for dolls $10. Vintage Gorham heritage relish platter; chrome and glass; new in box $20. Antique japanese celery dish with 18k gold trim $15. Goebel Friar Tuck Ash tray/dish; collectible $45. Brass candle sticks 11 in tall 2 for $10. Miniature ceramic creamers with cherups on them 6 for $10. Coffee mugs with ceramic dolls on the handles; unique 2 for $10. Halloween pumpkin large planters $10 each. Halloween costume, batman size 7-8 $10. Doll, Mother Hubbard new in box $20. Doll, Miss Sunday plays "O what a beautiful morning", new in box $20. Mini Disney snowglobes $10. Hallmark vintage pilgrim salt and pepper $10. Large strong barbeque 3 pc grilling set $15. Vintage Frigidaire aluminum ice cube trays with easy release 2 for $15. Junior 3 piece utensil set; fork, knife and spoon by Dansk $10. Depression vaseline glass relish small dishes 2 for $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ VINTAGE PFEIFFER BEER COVERED WAGON LIGHT; perfect condition $125; Vintage Pfeiffer beer colorful figurine $25; vintage piano/accordion music; boxful $25; Vintage Lazy Susan from the 50’s; orange and white ceramic with covered lid in center; perfect $10; 23 inch table lamp; white ceramic and white shade perfect $15; Wicker baskets very strong $10 each; Jones of New York 3-piece cosmetic bag set; brand new $10; Plant, philodendron potus, beautiful ceramic pot $25; White rabbit vintage figurine from Germany collectible $20; Orthopedic pillow duo cline new $25; Orthopedic boot size M; like new $25; 3 Sheffield silver plated relish forks $10; Vintage Minnie Mouse child’s spoon $5; Lithographs, Lady and Tramp, Sleeping Beauty and Aristocats suitable for framing all $10; Digital Grilling fork brand new in package with batteries $10; 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ LAWN TRACTOR, BRIGGS & STRATTON, excellent condition, $400. Lift Chair - Levins, beige, excellent condition, $400. 724348-5685 _____________________________________________ FINISHING MOWER FOR SALE – 84 inch by kioti – excellent condition – gently used and always garage kept - fits on 3 point hitch tractor of 35 HP or larger – will send photos if interested – call 724-379-8261 _____________________________________________ NEW KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING, 2 months old, asking $1000 paid $1900. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 1/2 x 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. 12 long panels of sheers & valences lavender/plum paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $145.00. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $70.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Power Wheels Harley Davison motorcycle $120. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. Pirate ship pool $35. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table light wood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Vtech train $60. Potty train tape $8.00. 1 dark wood end table $10.00. Boys motobike $90.00. Plastic wagon w/blocks $50. Antique lamp $225.00. Antique desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. 724745-3963 _____________________________________________ DINING ROOM TABLE with 6 chairs, wood, good condition. Antique rocking chair, good condition, $60. Lot of men's older vintage neckties (80) $20. 10 Women's short or long sleeve blouses, clean, size 14. 2 large warming dishes with glass lids $40. 724-747-0610 _____________________________________________ 59 ——————————————————————————————————————————

VINTAGE VINYL ALBUMS, 800+ DooWop, soul, rock & roll from 50s, 60s, & 70s. $10 and up. Discounts for volume. 724-9294975 _____________________________________________ CORELLE CHINA, 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 _____________________________________________ DELTA UNISAW 10” TILTING, Arbor table saw, 3 HP motor, 115 or_____________________________________________ 230 volts, call 724-258-3318 and leave message. 2 ASHLEY FORGE DAMASCUS KNIVES. 1 fixed blade Hunter, 1 lock back folder with abalone inlays inside and out. Call 724258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ 2 FOLDING TABLES, 20”x48”, $30. Pampered Chef pots & pans, set, excellent cond, paid $200 asking $35. Sunbeam mixer, 12 speeds, $25. 57”x30” storm window, $5. Call Sue 412-886-3873 _____________________________________________ SELMER ALTO SAX, excellent condition. Selmer B clarinet with hard case. Le Blanc B Clarinet with hard case. Yamaha Alto Sax with case in very good condition. New Straight B Sooprano Sax, manuf. by Monarch. Make offer for one or all. 412-884-5450 _____________________________________________ BLACK METAL PLANT STAND, old fashioned style look, 3 shelves, holds approx. 7-8 med plants, never used, $35. Wooden potty chair with removable toilet bowl, TP roll & magazine rack, Amish looking, $25. Oak kitchen table w/2 chairs, $55. Rowenta Steam Iron in perfect condition, $35. Call Sue 412-886-3873 _____________________________________________ DELTA BENCH SAW 10”, 26” table & accessories, excellent condition. Dyno Glo portable kerosene heater, 23,000 BTU/hr, never used. Char Broil Grill, stainless steel, runs propane or natural gas, never used. All sales include owners manual. 724-8724548 _____________________________________________ WOOD OR COAL STOVE, ALL CAST, Iron Vermont “Vigilant” 1977 model, almost new, never used $350. 724-610-8399 _____________________________________________ ATARI 2600, BIG COLLECTION, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724628-5129 _____________________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-518-8952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. _____________________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. _____________________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN, vintage, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 _____________________________________________ FREE OLD UPRIGHT PIANO. Elizabeth Twp. 304-319-1727 _____________________________________________ COUCH AND LOVESEAT, Broyhill, excellent cond, $200 for both, cash. Text 412-780-5998 with questions and pics. _____________________________________________ BABY CRIB- dark brown used at grandma's house- pet and smoke home-exc. condition, $45.00. Changing table, quality solid wood construction with 3 shelves for clothing and diaper storage used at grandmas house, exc. Condition, $25.00. 724258-4368 _____________________________________________ FOUR DRAWER LEGAL SIZE Haskell file cabinet. $60.00. 724348-5103. _____________________________________________ PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT. White with gray metal flake stripe, gray leather seats, trolling motor, 70 up outboard motor, fish finder, butt seat. Procraft trailer with spare tire, boat cover. 724-2589085 _____________________________________________ FIREWOOD, OAK AND MAPLE. Please call for details. 724258-9026 or 724-812-7986 _____________________________________________ LP ALBUMS, lot of old vinyl. Mixed genre, Time-Life Boxed sets, heavy on the Funk and Reggae. (412) 403-3550 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE BIKE - J.C. Higgins, a Sears brand. Aqua-marine $150 OBO (774) 447-4413 _____________________________________________

ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" MOTORCYCLE drawn hearse. Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7K OBO (774) 447-4413 _____________________________________________ ALCOA WINDOW CLEANING LADDERS, 4 sections, $125. Inside door 23-5/8 x 79-1/2, new original finish, $10.00. Plywood 1/2”, 28 x 83-1/2 $8.00 and 3/4" 32 x 55-1/2 $5.00. Patio chairs, 3 position, solid vinyl, new full cushion $25 each. South Hills/Whitehall 412-714-4642. _____________________________________________ 3 PC AMERICAN TOURIST LUGGAGE w wheels/handle $25. Wall picture framed embossed flowered 60” x 50”, cost $325 sacrifice $125. Dining room set, table, 6 chairs, lighted China with complete setup for 12 plus accessories, $700. 412-7144642 _____________________________________________ TOOLS AND POWER TOOL CABINET, 12” x 18” x 69”h, 3 door with 3 shelves $55. File cabinet 30x16x43h, 2 – 5” drawers, 2 – 11” doors, 36 x 11-1/2 3 shelves, key lock, $55. Corner shelf 16 x 10 x 59h, 5 shelves $20. Baby buggy sit or stand, like new, folding, $25. 412-714-4642 _____________________________________________ 1 FT HIGH BUNNY STATUE on roller skates, perfect for child’s room or any roller skating fan, $10.00. Size 10-12 ladies nursing shirts, many different prints, most have 2 front pockets. Purple rollerblades, woman’s size 7, boys size 5, $35.00. 412-8863873 _____________________________________________ LADIES PRINT SCRUB TOPS AND JACKETS, size L-XL-2X, $3.00 each, good condition, 412-655-4396 (South Park) _____________________________________________ WATER SKIS, 2 pairs adults, 1 child’s, 4 adult life vests, 412233-4948 _____________________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS 1960’S-64, near mint condition, sharp corners, 50% Beckett price guide. 724-970-1762 after 3 pm. _____________________________________________ FRANKLIN & DANBURY MINT CARS, still in original boxes, excellent condition, 1:24 scale. Bradford Plates, still in original package, all kinds. Thomas the Train Set, still in original packages they came in. 724-437-4387 _____________________________________________ HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER, 120v, 38.6 x 16.6 x 34.2 cm. used. Oster hair trimming set, adjustable clipper, 6 guide attachments, shears, cape, combs, brushes, never used, $15.00. George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, has a stand for outdoor use and a lid, removable grill plate for easy cleaning, $45.00. Oreck upright vacuum, Ultra XL2, red, bags included, used twice, $150.00. 724-483-3720 _____________________________________________ CRAFTSMAN MOTOR 3/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 5/8 shaft both ends, $15.00. 724-258-3291 _____________________________________________ WOODEN SWING SET with slide/climbing wall. 100%yellow wood. Sanded and sealed with a new tarp. $399.00. 724-2584239 _____________________________________________ RECORD COLLECTION - 45-RPM, fifties & sixties music, over 800 records $300. Riccoh 35mm. camera/flash & 55mm & 35 to 140 mm. telephoto lens. $25. B&W Darkroom Equipment 4x5 Omega Enlarger, negative carriers 35mm. to 4x5 film, plus extras. $275 or b/o. Call 724-288-4820 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _____________________________________________ LOGITECH MICROPHONE Quick Cam Fusion video sensor with light tech, in package $10.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $95.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $35. BBQ grilling tools (4) in carrying case, new $19. Foot spa, vibrates/heats/bubbles, $35. (8) stemmed wine glasses, complete set, colorful, $12. Wine Crystal stemmed glasses, new in box $19.50. Lamps sell 1 or in pairs, good quality, $15. (4) matching folding chairs, exc. Condition, heavy duty, $20 each or $69 all. Andirons (2), fireplace 22” tall, pair solid brass, antique, $149. Sander-speed block, new in box $59. Cosco all-in-one padded bar stool & step ladder or booster chair, stylish retro look, $29. Call 412-854-3637

60 ————————————————————————————————————————— _____________________________________________ PILLOWS, DECORATE SOFA or bed or patio, many shapes/sizes/print/animals/ seashells, like new 3 for $12.00 or sell sep. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Artwork/paintings/Indian art/ vases/landscapes/flowers/fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/Shervert/ Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $12.00. Electric range parts, 8” snap in burner, 220 cord w plug, $8 each. Chair/folding silver frame black leather seat, new, $14. Knife set, 12 kitchen and steak knives complete w butcher block, $35. Child school desk, walnut top, steel legs, antique restored, $115. Bench for table seating/bedroom @ foot of bed, very sturdy, $22. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ CHAISE LOUNGE/BENCH 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $215. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $89. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2299. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $2499 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $749. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $419. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Mirror 34x48 arch top, frame covered w coral & variety of shells, $299. Chaise patio (2) lounges, 2 adjustable positions, $69 each. Tape deck Panasonic stereo knobs for controls/balance/treble, etc. w 6_____________________________________________ plus ins, (2) 15” Phillips speakers, $29. Call 412-854-3637 CANS/HARRY POTTER CHRISTMAS and others bake/store/ze cookies/candy or toys, new 3 for $10.00. Placemats/teach kids Bible stories, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $2.75 each or 4/$10. Designer dresses/jackets/jeans/tops + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, 2 for $10.00. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags, heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Robe, Beverly Hills Hilton CA embroidered on terry cloth pocket, long, unisex, $45. Car/truck windshield protector, new, $6. Mouse, Microsoft $4. Telephone clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, new in box $59. Bowling ball, mens Brunswick w/leather case, $12. Camping gear, backpack w frame $15. Halloween costumes, childrens, new, tags still on, $10 each. Christmas decorations/wreaths/bows/bulbs/ garland/candles/mugs/ statues, all new, $10+. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ APPLIANCE KITCHEN Gevalia coffee/tea maker, new kitchen items $9+. Jacket/womens stylish, zip out warm vest with tags still attached, $59. Designer long backless black dress, size 4 $29. Jewelry gold or silver, 2 for $10. Christmas statues/nativity set/magnolia door hangings/cookie jars/angels/candles/platters, new. Bbq tools in carrying case, new $19. Cd cassettes, jazz/classical/rock and roll 6 for $12. Mirror 32x40 crown moulding, never hung $75. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vaultbronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-3796866 _____________________________________________ NATIVITY SET VINTAGE HOME INTERIORS HOMCO Nativity Set #5110 w/Original Styrofoam Packing 13-Piece Porcelain Figurines Lovely Soft Colors Damage $35 Call 412 882-4454 _____________________________________________ for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _____________________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING FOR HOUSES, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717 445-5222 _____________________________________________


CANON – New All in One printer-scanner-copier - cloud ready (sold for $129) asking $80 - 724-348-5029 _____________________________________________ SNOW GUARD. Help prevent dangerous snow slides, Damaging gutters, etc. Stainless Steel & Close out colors snow guards $2.25 ea. Colored $3.25. Free Shipping 50 or more 717 4455222 _____________________________________________ 1940'S CHILD'S ROLL TOP DESK with chair $100. Child's vintage oak play table with two captain chairs $100. 1950's Wilton wool rug, navy blue floral, 9' x 12' $250. Antique Eastlake platform rocker, walnut, tapestry, $250. 724-379-5179 _____________________________________________ MEN'S WINTER COAT, London Fog, new, teal, zip-out lining, size L, $70. Men' sweatpants, (2), new, black/grey, heavyweight, size M, $40/both. 412-831-0436 _____________________________________________ COMPUTER, H.P. desktop includes monitor, keyboard & mouse. Call for details. $150.00. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ BRUSH HOG CUTTER. Pull behind 48in deck. DR 15hp Kohler new condition. $2,600. 412-327-6777. _____________________________________________ BEIGE MINK JACKET, size med. $200. Leaded glass lamp shade, 60" round, pink, black, & green shades. excellent condition $150. Antique caramel glass lamp, metal base, 15" tall, $80 Call: (724) 379-4162 _____________________________________________ CHINA CABINET - 50s era lighted cabinet with glass shelves $75 412-655-0108 _____________________________________________ 28 FT WERNER extension ladder. 250 lbs capacity, Type 1 Heavy Duty/Industrial use. Excellent condition-rarely used. $100. Call George Steinmiller at 412 653-4514 _____________________________________________ STEEL BOLLARDS, Tubing/Pipe 5.75” OD .31 Wall. 6’ 7” Long $33.80, 7’ 10” Long $39.50, 9’ 10” $62.60, 39’ 4” $172.80 717-445-5222 _____________________________________________ PUZZLE – 1,000 PC. $10. 412-833-4193; COTTAGE FARMS – Flower Booster (15/30/15). $20. 412-833-4193; SIT N’ CYCLE - $50. 412-833-4193; AERO PILATES - $100. 412833-4193 _____________________________________________ EVEREADY STAPLER – Patented 2-6-17. Working condition. 724-258-3318. Leave Mssg.; TOOLS – Vintage lot of 40 Foundry Sand Casting moulding tools. 724-258-3318. Leave Mssg. _____________________________________________ LADIES WATER SHOES – (Very good condition). Lands End (new), Sz. 11, sky blue/white $15. Maui Surf Co., Sz. 10, black/gray/white. $12. 724-489-0139; EXERCISE EQUIPMENT - Adult Ab Lounger chair for core exercise. Good condition. $20. 724-489-0139; BEACH CHAIR - $5. 724-489-0139 _____________________________________________ GAME CALLERS (2) – Batter(D cell) powered. Many calls included. $49. 724-348-5531 _____________________________________________ REFRIGERATOR – New. 2.7 cubic ft. Black and Decker. $70. 412-304-2930 _____________________________________________ STAIR LIFT – For home. Good condition. $350. 412-3849223; LIFT CHAIR – Very Good Condition. $300. 412-3849223 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS (2) – Mon Valley Memorial Cemetery. Maple Garden section. 2 plots, $500 each. 724-208-5268 -or – 724439-6309 _____________________________________________ BAR STOOLS (4) – Hillsdale 32” swivel bar stools. Little use. Orig. $240 each. Asking $400 for all four. 724-812-1412 SOLID CHERRY DISPLAY TABLE – 9 ft x 42 in x 1 in. Woodworkers dream. $300. 724-812-1412 _____________________________________________ RED OAK FLOORING – 5 boxes of unopened Lumber Liquidators flooring. 3/4” x 3 1/2”. $200. 724-812-1412 GENERATOR – Generac Portable 6500. New, never used, with cables. $700. 412-835-4047; TIRES – Pirelli Scorpion ATR 111s M+S, P275/55/R20. $ tires, like new! 100 miles / off of Ford F-150. $600. 412-835-4047 _____________________________________________

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FOR SALE – Jewel Tea, Franciscan ware, LP’s, 45’s, glass ware, cameras, Steeler jersey’s (wrapped) Bicentennial 1776-1976, antique jars, and much more. 724-489-0139 _____________________________________________ CAR SEAT – Toddler. $25. 630-220-9155; BEDS – Queen, cherry. Foot, headboard only. $95; Full, oak finish headboard, metal frame. $100; Full, tan wood. Head and footboard only. $35. 630-220-9155; BATHROOM SINK – Cream with hardware. 31” x 19”. $30. 630-220-9155; KITCHEN SINK – Double white, 33” x 22”, with hardware. $30. 630-220-9155 _____________________________________________ LOG SPLITTER – Yard Machines, 6HP, 25-ton Ram pressure. Low hours – excellent condition. $650. 412-655-2779. (Leave name and phone #). _____________________________________________ HOUSEHOLD COLLECTIBLES – Lenox for the holidays – “Dash Away All” series, mint condition. Set of 2 reindeer, 2nd in series. Prancer and Vixen w/ box $420; Dasher and Dancer w/ box $225; Santa in sleigh w/ box $45; Lenox “Peace on Earth” Christmas ornament w/ box. Gold Club exclusive, $35. 724963-9405 _____________________________________________ COLT KING COBRA – 357 Mag, 6-inch S.S., less than 100 rounds, black rubber grip w/ red dot site, plus extras. $1,500. 724-984-0238; VEHICLE PARTS – New duel point distributer, 396-427-454, $75 OBO; Set, new chrome valve covers for 1969 engines, 396-427-454, $50 OBO; Hubcaps (4) for 1963 Studebaker, $80 OBO; Heater controls for 1999 Beretta, $10 OBO; Wire set for 2000 Ram, 5.9 gas engine, new rotor and cap, $40 OBO. 2005 Dakota – Like new, 7,000 miles, rack and pinion steering, V-8engine. $125 OBO.724-984-0238 _____________________________________________ POKEMON TRADING CARDS – four(4) Limited Edition, 23k Gold plated in original boxes. 724-489-0139 _____________________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------WANTED, older Hot Wheel Redline cars. Willing to buy your collection possibly. Cash paid. 724 984 9085 _____________________________________________ WANTED VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS and Outdoor Plastic Lighted Blow Mold Decorations - 412-384-8759 or email _____________________________________________ VINTAGE MUNICIPAL CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS or Lanterns that hung from street poles in towns years ago. Please call or text 412-889-1373 _____________________________________________ BOOK TITLED “BENTLEYVILLE” 1955 by Miriam A. Dartnell. Photos from Bentleyville Bi-Centennial. 724-554-1677 _____________________________________________ WESTERN ELECTRIC (slim line) rotary phone. 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ JOHN DEERE 12 HP (8.94 KW) engine, for 212 riding lawn mower. 724-628-5129 _____________________________________________ ABOUT 10 ACRES IN WASHINGTON, Fayette, and Greene County. M0G go with the transfer. Want to build home, for family. Call 724-222-5257 or email, _____________________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS and memorabilia, sports programs, ticket stubs, autographs, game used bats, old pennants, etc. 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _____________________________________________ 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. _____________________________________________

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------------ PETS -------CATS/ KITTENS, various ages, spayed/ neutered, all shots, in need of a loving home. 724-258-8380 _____________________________________________ BEAGLE MALE PUP, 3 MONTHS, AKC certified, rabbies certificate, started on rabbit, $350. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724941-5737. _____________________________________________ AQUARIUMS – Tank, hood, filter, heater. New in box. 15 gallon $45. 10 gallon $20. 412-384-9349. _____________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------FINLEYVILLE PROPERTY - ½ acre parcel lot in Finleyville, nice neighborhood, utilities, $39,900. 724-348-6688 _____________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE APARTMENT FOR RENT. One bedroom apartment for rent; coin operated laundry, security door, convenient location. $450 + Electric; Contact 724-348-4060 _____________________________________________


2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, Private off street parking, covered back porch/patio, side yard, Large eat in kitchen, refrigerator, stove, separate dining room, large living room, 1 bathroom. $750 includes water, sewage and garbage removal. No Pets. Walking distance to the trolley. 6534 Library Road South Park. Call or text 412-867-1715 _____________________________________________ LAND INVESTMENT 20 acres – $39,900. 60% below market! Huge pond site, stream, woods, twn rd, beautiful bldg sites! Call 888-738-6994. _____________________________________________ TRAILER FOR SALE. 1 ½ bedrooms, new furnace, kitchen stove and sink. Shed and porch. $7000. Call Sonny 412-304-2950 _____________________________________________ 10 ACRES – $29,900. Woods, big pond, apple trees! 6 mi from Cooperstown. Priced 50% below market! 1st come, 1st served! Call 888-738-6994 _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE – needs remolded, on ½ acre, flat corner lot, in Baldwin Boro. 10 minutes to South Side and Waterfront, 15 20 minutes to Oakland and downtown. Beat 50% housing increase when Amazon comes to Pittsburgh. Spring special. $70,900. 412-835-3273 _____________________________________________ MONONGAHELA APARTMENTS FOR RENT – Two, one-bedroom apts, first and second floor. Galley kitchen, laundry facility, appliances, garbage removal, off street parking, secure locked building. Close to bus line. Senior discount. 724-931-4764 _____________________________________________ FIRST FLOOR 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent in Downtown Elizabeth. Located on Second St. Eat-in kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, laundry/ utility room, front porch, garden plot. $500 + utilities. Call 412-735-6039 for details. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER, 117 Schaffer Ave, Charleroi (Mapleview). 2 story & gar, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, central a/c, eat-in kitchen w/dishwasher inc. Lg/Dr finished game room and laundry room, lighted storage shed w/work bench, landscaped yard/patio, dead end street with very little traffic, move-in cond. $124,400 724-797-5427 _____________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE APARTMENT FOR RENT. 1 bedroom, $460, W/W carpeting, coin op laundry on the premises, spiral staircase to the BR, no smoking, no pets. 412-849-3442 _____________________________________________ DUPLEX FOR SALE IN BENTLEYVILLE, 139 Main St, new furnace, new siding, new parking pad, gutted inside make offer! 724-344-7238 _____________________________________________ SOUTH PARK/BALDWIN, 4 acre, 1000 ft frontage, $34,900. South Park Curry area 9 acres $79,000. 412-427-5864 _____________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath, $272,000, located in beautiful Tuscany Estates at 139 Tuscany Estates Drive, Finleyville, Pa 15132. Open Concept Combo, Kitchen, Breakfast Area and Living Room. Separate Den, Laundry, Large Owners Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, On-Suite with Duel Closets, Double Vanity, separate shower and Bath areas. Great room in basement with Gas Fireplace, full Kitchen and Bath. Direct access to backyard and Integral Double Car Garage. Please contact, Lester Stephens, Realtor, with Keller Williams Realty at (412) 831-3800 Office, (412) 398-3713 direct for appointment to see property 24-hour notice required for showing. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT CHARLEROI 2 Bedroom home small yard, Gas Heat, Central Air, new Carpets up to date wiring Stove & Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Security System, Off Street Parking, Garbage, Water, Sewage included in Rent. Security Deposit. No Pets. Please call and leave your name and number. Please speak slow and clearly. 724-503-2638 _____________________________________________ WASHINGTON PA., 1991, Double-wide mobile home for sale in the Washington Estates. The address is: 622 Holly Drive, in the Washington Estates. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. $54,400, with 3K down and low monthly payments of $350, to qualified buyers. Please call 724-263-5121, for all the information _____________________________________________ 61 ——————————————————————————————————————————

OWNER FINANCED TO THE QUALIFIED BUYER! $49,400 with 7% down. A nice, bright home, pretty sun room off the kitchen. separate dining room & impressive living room. A semi-finished basement that could be a 4th bedroom or family cave! Big back porch overlooking a nice, fenced in back yard. nice front porch too! Second story has full bathroom and 3 very good size bedrooms with plenty of closet space (walk in closets) . Off street parking and on street parking. Gas forced air. Please call Jan at_____________________________________________ 724-263-5121, for all the information! HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 348 Lincoln Hall Road Elizabeth PA Split Entry Omni stone driveway 2 car garage beautiful garage door finished game room with wood burning fireplace with built in blower lots of storage space. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Updated eat in kitchen refrigerator stove and built in dishwasher included Anderson windows large covered back porch with landscaped back yard must see ready to move in call for appointment. 412-901-0261 _____________________________________________ APT FOR RENT – 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, nice yard, located in South Park. Close to the T. 724-379-4630 _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT – Jefferson Borough, 5 rooms, 2 baths, stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer dryer. Remodeled, everything new. One acre, private. No pets. $1000/month. 412-6534675 _____________________________________________ 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. large kitchen and living room. located few minutes off of 43 in Finleyville. rent $550. country setting. inquiry text . 412 721 5293 _____________________________________________ DUQUESNE, 3 bedroom brick ranch, W/W, integral garage, central air, new furnace and water tank. Move in condition, equipped kitchen, $800 plus utilities. Security deposit, credit check required. 412-889-8027 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607280-3689. _____________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ TWO SIDE BY SIDE INTERIOR MAUSOLEUMS. Located at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township, Coraopolis, PA Holy Angels Chapel in the Jerusalem Corridor. Crypt 729 and 730, Tier F (6th tier). The current selling price is $22,000 for both. Asking $17,000 which includes two openings and closings. Contact 412-805-0139 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607280-3689. _____________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________

CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, MON Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vaultbronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-3796866 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. _____________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2500 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724-348-6544 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, 4 burial plots, garden of the cross, all 4 lots $2000. 412-384-4374 _____________________________________________ TWO SIDE BY SIDE INTERIOR MAUSOLEUMS. Located at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township, Coraopolis, PA Holy Angels Chapel in the Jerusalem Corridor. Crypt 729 and 730, Tier F (6th tier). The current selling price is $22,000 for both. Asking $17,000 which includes two openings and closings. Contact 412-805-0139 _____________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2600 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724-348-6544 _____________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------RETIRED HANDYMAN, and jack of all trades. I do it all, from landscape to roof. Inside or out. Call me for all your small jobs. 570-267-6242 _____________________________________________ LAUNDRY / IRONING, shopping and errand services available. 863-257-5537 _____________________________________________ IS YOUR LAWN SERVICE leaving you in the weeds? Try Lawns by Kurt. Free estimates. Senior discounts. 412-758-7430 _____________________________________________ CAREGIVER with 26yrs. exp. and references. Available anytime. Also offering laundry, ironing, shopping and errand services within_____________________________________________ Elizabeth and S. Hills area. 863-257-5537 SENIOR CAREGIVER AVAILABLE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE. Errands, lifting, chores, ride to appointments, very reliable! References available. Please call 724-797-6114. $10 per hour JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ RETIRED MALE wants part-time work. 412-580-7753 READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

April 2018 —————————————————————————————————————————— 62 ————————————————————————————————————————— IN NEED OF A CAREGIVER? Cleaning, bed making, mopping/sweeping, dishes, laundry, running errands, grocery shopping, prescription pickup, medication reminder, assist with bathing/dressing, vital checks, hospice care. If interested please call for price: Heidi Anderson 724-797-3161 _____________________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling or buying a home? Need to have it cleaned? We’re the cleaning professionals for you!! Residential & Commercial. Weekly/Monthly Cleaning, “Spring Cleaning”, Holiday/Party” Cleaning, Estate clean outs. We do it all!! We have very reasonable and competitive pricing. Call today for your FREE QUOTE. 724-747-0793 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 _____________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-7088430 _____________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING – residual and commercial, fully insured and estimates - 412-461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _____________________________________________

HANDYMAN, drywall finishing, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 _____________________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD CARE IN MY HOME. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937-844-3812 _____________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412-381-5242 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. _____________________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. _____________________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 _____________________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 _____________________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412651-8503 _____________________________________________

SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE. Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-787-7030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email or visit _____________________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-640-9383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. _____________________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _____________________________________________ ATTENTION SUBOXONE PATIENTS! Need to see a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor twice per month. Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. Bethel Park Office. Call David Posipanka Ph.D 412983-5451. Accepting M.A. Washington & Westmoreland counties (UPMC4U, Gateway, Keystone) and Highmark. Caregiver available-lifting, bathing, transport to appointments, errands, light housekeeping, flexible and dependable-excellent references. contact 724-797-7724 _____________________________________________

LAWN SERVICE – Grass Cutting by Bob, satisfaction guaranteed. 724-348-6593 _____________________________________________ DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE requires immediate action. Local professionals that respond immediately. Nationwide and 24/7. No mold calls. Call today! 1-800-730-9790 _____________________________________________

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South Hills Mon Valley Messenger April 2018  

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South Hills Mon Valley Messenger April 2018