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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 Board of Directors Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber Community Golf Day Set for June 18 Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce announces its 13th annual Community Golf Day at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Rd., Whitehall, will take place on Monday, June 18, 2018. Cost is $70 per person, which includes green fees and a cart. Tee times are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One player in each foursome must be a resident of either Brentwood, Baldwin or Whitehall Borough. Email Mary Dilla at to schedule. For more information, visit

Pictured above are the the 2018 Board of Directors for the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Front row (l to r): Doreen Walters, Northwood Realty Services; Michelle DeHosse, Sparkles by Shell; Ashley Lewis, Community Bank; Cecelia Fraser, Avon Representative, Chamber Treasurer; Saundra Bobnar, New Eagle Borough Representative; Tina Dean, Step Four Fitness. Back row (l to r): William Teck, From the Top Music; Donald Berardino, Howard Hanna Appraisal Services; Donald Fraser, Don’s Signs; Dr. Randall Rodriguez, MACC Vice President; Anthony J. Bottino, Bottino Financial, MACC President; Rev. Raymond DiCamillo, Church of the Nazarene; Dr. Colin Webster. 2—————————————————————————————————————————


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

MAY 2 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS MEETING - 6:30 p.m. for a dinner meeting at Ciccanti Italian Ristorante, Jefferson Hills. There will be no meetings in June, July and August. Meetings will resume on September 5, 2018 at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information call 412384-3318 or 412-655-4224. CARD PARTY, GAME NIGHT, SALAD BAR – 6:30 p.m. Social Hall of the WN

Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Main and Third Streets in West Newton. $10. Sponsored by The West Newton Little House Association. The salad bar will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by an evening of card and game playing. There will be organized bridge and 500 bid games that you can join in on, or you can bring a game to play with your group. Benefits the West Newton Little House Association, who has maintained the Little House as a meeting place for local Girl Scouts and community organizations since 1938. For tickets or information, contact Debbie at 724-872-7937. NAOMI OUTREACH MEETING – Noon. Cedarbrook Golf Club in the meeting room. Our speaker for the day will be Dan Obusek on self-defense and fitness. 724 243-3576. Our emphasis is on making new friendships and giving support to other ladies living alone while also providing some valuable information on various subjects.

MAY 3 PUPPYUP WALK - MONESSEN PLANNING MEETING - 7 p.m. at the Italian Club, 112 7th Street, Monessen. Meeting is opened to all. For additional information visit Monessen and follow us on Facebook: PUPPYUP Monessen. Contact Randy with any further questions at 724-4938305.

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FLEA MARKET - The Sisters of The Divine Redeemer, Elizabeth, will hold their annual flea market: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon at the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse, 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth. 412-751-8600. Call Sister Rosemary 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for information or directions. DANCE CONCERT EXPLORES COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS – 7 p.m. Steele

Hall Mainstage Theatre, California University. Cal U’s Department of Music and Theatre concludes its spring season featuring innovative choreography by faculty and students. Open to the public. $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call 724-9385943.

MAY 4-6 ‘LIONS, WITCHES and OVERSTUFFED WARDROBES’ CONCERT Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus, Elizabeth Forward High School on May 4 and 5 at 7:30 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. For additional information, call 412-751-0526 or go to

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MAY 4 ZOO BREW SPRING HOPS – 6-9:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Craft beer, food, music. Tickets on sale now at WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY SINGERS SPRING CONCERT - 7:30 p.m. United Presbyterian Church, Tickets for “A Palette of Songs” are available in advance from any member or at the Dee Taylor State Farm Agency in downtown West Newton (adults $6; students $3). Tickets also available at the door ($7). For more information, call 724-872-6093.

MAY 5 SIP and SHOP SATURDAY - Downtown Elizabeth. Shop owners are pairing sales and raffles alongside specialty drink samples and a free lunch cookout from The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner of Plum and 2nd. Shoppers can make the day into a special occasion by topping off their day with tickets to the K-9 Purse Bash at the Elizabeth Boro VFC Bingo Hall at 4:30 p.m. or tickets to Mon River Arts’ production of “Sister Act the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. More info visit INDOOR FLEA MARKET – 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Finleyville. Bake sale, hot dog, chips. Vendor space $10. Proceeds will go towards a church chair lift. Contact Joanna 724-348-8056 SPRING PERENNIAL AND SEED EXCHANGE – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bell Chapel, Bell Street Buena Vista. Hosted by Elizabeth Township Area Garden Club. Bring an item to trade or donate plants seeds, extra garden paraphernalia. For more info, find the club on Facebook. ETHNIC FOOD FEST – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. Includes homemade pierogies, kielbasa, halupki (cabbage rolls), halushki (cabbage and noodles), and hot sausage. Located one block off Fourth Street at the corner of Alexander and High Streets. SPRING BASH – Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Donora Borough Building, 6th and Meldon Ave., Donora. Prizes every 10 minutes starting at 1 p.m. Food and nonalcoholic beverages are included with ticket donation. For more information, call 724-379-4889. Sponsored by Mon Valley Youth and Teen Assoc. Inc.


SPRING VENDOR FAIR - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Scott Township Municipal Building, 301 Lindsay Road Scott Township. Join us for a variety of over 25 vendors, Burgh Bites Food Truck, 50/50, auction items and more. For more information, contact Heidi at DERBY DAY –Amulet Farms, Rostraver Rd., Rostraver Twp. First-ever event is hosted by The Belle Vernon Area Charitable Fund. A Kentucky Derbythemed fundraiser, the events include a live celebrity harness race featuring community leaders on Amulet’s racetrack, airing of the 144th Kentucky Derby on jumbotron television, a derby hat fashion contest, food, beer and wine, live music and much more. Participants will also be able to meet the farm’s horses and tour the facilities. Gates open at 2 p.m. with activities beginning at 3 p.m. Advance tickets 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 724-929-3200. FINLEYVILLE FOOD BANK ROAST BEEF DINNER – 3-6 p.m. Wrights united Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall: 788 Venetia Road, PA. All proceeds will benefit the Finleyville Food Bank. Raffles will be offered. Adults $10 children 12 and under 5. A complete full course roast beef dinner INDOOR FLEA MARKET, SOUP, FOOD AND BAKE SALE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth. A huge variety of items will be for sale. The accompanying bake sale will include many homemade goodies. Food available will include stuffed cabbage, haluski, and kielbasa as well as American fare and homemade soups. Eat in or take out. Outdoor table space will be available for a cost of $10 (bring your own table). Any inquiries may be made at 412-384-6464. CAR WASH FUNDRAISER – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Christian Academy 2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Support our new marching band! PLANT AND CRAFT SALE - Garden Club of McKeesport. Open at 10 a.m. at the Club Garden Center located in the Rose Garden and Arboretum in Renziehausen Park, 1400 Pin Oak Drive, McKeesport. For more information ,email info.gardenclubofmckeesport@ visit 5 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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. Likely project is cleaning out a drainage basin near the Triphammer parking lot, using shovels and buckets. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact ‘HATS AND HORSES’, A DERBY DAY CELEBRATION – 4-7 p.m. Nemacolin Country Club. A fun event of horses, hats, food and more to support the local and international projects of the California Rotary Club. Tickets are $50 for one or $90 for two. Contact Lisa Buday at 724-938-1355 or Beth Baxter at 724-938-7204. 5TH ANNUAL ‘STROLL, SHOP ‘N WIN’ – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monongahela. Tickets are $5. $500 cash prize. Tickets available at Angelo’s, The Chamber, Chaney Wellness, Devore Hardware, Dierkens, Faith’s Curiosities, LD’s House of Shaves, Little City Coffee, Main Street Barber Shop, Mon Valley Cycle, The Peddlers Place, Rabe’s Trading Post, Sparkles by Shell, The Bar, The Twist, or at the Historical Society Museum. Also available online at the Society’s website or

724-258-6432. Registration will be held the day of the event at the Historical Society’s Museum. GARDENING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 10 – 11:30 a.m. Gardening class at the Mon Valley YMCA, Monongahela. Topics include mulching, container plants, edging plants, pathways and walkways, effective organic alternatives for fertilizing, and pest control. This is the third in the series of six. $7 per session. Discount for YMCA members. Contact Jodi Lignelli to register at 724-483-8077. KNIGHT AT THE RACES - Doors open at 6 p.m. with races starting at 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Social Hall, West Mifflin. Hosted by Duquesne - West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at door. Includes BYOB and a light buffet. To purchase tickets, a horse for $5, or sponsoring a race for $25, call David Palcsey, Jr. at 412-672-6222 or mail check (payable to: K of C 4210) to Knights of Columbus, c/o David Palcsey, Jr., 422 26th St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Include stamped envelope. Adults-only event. More Event Listings on page 6 6—————————————————————————————————————————


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SPRING VENDOR / CRAFT SHOW / BAKE SALE AND CHINESE AUCTION – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, 442 Rehoboth Rd., Belle Vernon. For more info or questions contact Jannine Blacka, 724-929-4922 or Colleen Ress, 724-326-4170. NEW EAGLE COMMUNITY BONFIRE – 7-10 p.m. at Tubby Hall Park on in New Eagle. Sponsored by New Eagle Community Action Group. Children under 12 will get in free; anyone over 12 will be charged $1. Every child will receive a free s’mores kit. Hot dogs and other goodies and drinks will be available to purchase from the kitchen. No outside food or drinks. Rain date May 19. Any questions, call 724-678-1082.

MAY 6 SPRING CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gill Hall Volunteer Fire Company, 1228 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. There will be over 40 tables of crafts and vendors, plus a bake sale and breakfast and lunch foods available. There is no fee to come in. THE RICHTERS SOUTHERN GOSPEL GROUP – 6 p.m. Perryopolis United Methodist Church, 203 Independence St. Perryopolis.

MAY 7 MEN’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – 6 p.m. Al’s Café, Bethel Park. Free. Are you a man grieving the loss of a loved one? Join us first Monday of each month for food and support. Free service provided by Anova Hospice and Palliative care, but bring money for dinner. Questions? Call Stephen at 412-610-3289.

MAY 8 ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - 6:30 p.m. Old Fells Methodist Church 800 Fells Road, Rostraver Twp. This is our annual show and tell meeting. All members and nonmembers are encouraged to bring a family photo, heirloom, story, etc. that pertains to the history of Rostraver or the Mon and Yough valleys. SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian church, Bethel Park.

All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be announced. 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.

SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library. 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, can be found at For questions, email 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.


DINING WITH DIABETES – 1 -3:30 p.m. Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela. Offered by Penn State Extension. Nationally accredited program for adults with or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Family members and/or friends are also invited to attend the program. The class meets weekly for four weeks (May 9 and May 16, 23, and 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.), with a three month follow-up on August 8, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be made by calling 1877-345-0691 or going online at

ing to be announced. Applications are accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes to be awarded for kids. For more information call 724-984-6611.

MAY 11 ‘BACK TO WONDERLAND’ SENIOR PROM – 4-7 p.m. Epiphany Church, Monessen. Sponsored by Monessen and West Newton Centers for Active Adults. Grab your date or come stag for a fun evening of dancing and socialization! Hors d’oevres and cookies will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Purchase tickets at West Newton or Monessen Centers for Active Adults by calling 724-872-4976 or 724-684-6105. Everyone is welcome. PENNY BINGO – Sponsored by the Victory Hill Ladies Auxiliary. Doors open at 6:00 pm, All paper Bingo at 7:00 pm. Chinese Auction, Children’s Auction Table, Door Prizes, Seasonal Items Raffle, Half the Take, Grocery Basket Raffle. Pizza will be available for purchase. Victory Hill Social Club is located at 25 Jones Lane, Victory Hill. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING “CHAMPION” - 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. “In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.” No charge. Light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. BLOOD DRIVE – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Clairton School auditorium. To schedule an appointment, contact any NHS member or call 412-233-2900, x2100 or see Mrs. Trubiani or Mrs. Wardropper. All participating donors will receive a Central Blood Bank t-shirt.

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FREE CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC New Eagle V.F.D. Social Hall. Sponsored by Washington County Humane Society. Free to Mon Valley Washington County residents ONLY. Limit of two cats per household. Must RSVP – call Faith at 724-941-5683 Ext. #1 to schedule appointment. All cats must be in a carrier.

WASHINGTON COIN CLUB – 7:30 p.m. Washington County Courthouse Room 103. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meet-

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Christian Academy 2500

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-710-5718.

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Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Support our new marching band! PANCAKE and SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – noon. Floreffe VFC 1540 State St., Jefferson Hills. Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary Floreffe VFC. Adults and children older than 10: $6, children 6 to 10: $4 and children 5 and under are free. Menu is pancakes, sausage, fruit cup, juice/milk/water/coffee and tea. There will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and a lottery tree auction.

INDOOR YARD SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. St Mary’s Anglican Church, 6th and Lookout, Charleroi. Annual indoor yard sale and flea market. Luncheon items will be served with a bake sale also featured. TREEHAVEN GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. South Park Shops on Route 88 in Bethel Park. This event is an opportunity to buy homegrown plants from members’ gardens, herbs, houseplants, unique gift baskets and beautiful hanging baskets from Lenik Nursery in Finleyville. Seasoned gardeners will be on hand to give advice about their successes in defeating deer, pest and other gardening issues in our region. For more information, visit our Facebook page: TreehavenGardenClub or contact Jan Kleiser at SPAGHETTI and MEATBALL DINNER 3-6:30 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. OLDIES DANCE PARTY – 7 p.m. Leland Community Center, hosted by The Board of Trustees of the Baldwin Borough Public Library. Featuring live music from local band, Tumblin’ Dice. This event will be the last party at Leland Center before it closes and is transformed into the New Baldwin Library! Tickets are $25 and include dinner, beer and snacks. The event is also BYOB. Tickets will not be sold at the door but can be purchased ahead of time at the library or online. Visit for ticket information. For more information, contact: Jenny Worley at 412-885-2255 or

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MAY 13 BINGO – Early birds - 1 p.m. and regular games - 1:30 p.m. Monongahela Fire Dept. Social Hall, 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Extra regular and specials include 6-on boards for only $5. $20 entrance package: 12-on games, 6-on specials. Total jackpot: $1,200. All paper bingo, every 2nd Sunday of the month. Monongahela Elks and Monongahela Fire Dept.

MAY 14 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MAY PROGRAM – 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Rd. in Pleasant Hills. Speaker is Mr. Gary Van Gelder, president of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Van Gelder’s program is titled “Introduction to Orchids� and will include a demonstration. There also will be some orchids for sale. Non-members are welcome. The Pleasant Hills Garden Club is accepting new members. For more information about the PHGC and their plant sale, see our website at

MAY 14-17 DONATION DRIVE FUNDRAISER – 47 p.m. Belle Vernon Goodwill. Belle Vernon Library will be accepting your gently used, clean, and saleable donations. Proceeds benefit Belle Vernon Library. For more info: 724-929-6642 or 724929-4202.

MAY 15 SPAGHETTI DINNER – 12-7 p.m. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Rt. 88 and Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Serving: salad, meat sauce, spaghetti, Italian bread, dessert. $10 – Adults. $7 Children under age 12. Takeout available; containers provided. Call for more info: 724-348-5278. FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING – 68 p.m. St. Clair Hospital at the Hospital’s Sipe Infusion Center on the third floor. Screenings will be conducted by clinicians of Mt. Lebanon Dermatology and are by appointment only. Space is limited. Register online at or call 412-942-5082 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Cokeburg Presbyterian Church, 101 Washington St. Cokeburg. Dinner includes: spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread and 7 ——————————————————————————————————————————


butter, and dessert. Adults: $9. Children: $5. Call for more info: 724-945-6758.

MAY 17 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – Noon. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Event speaker is Dr. Carl Young. He will speak about letters between two brothers who fought in the Civil War. Cost: $8 payable at the door. The Men’s Group is non-denominational. Reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000.

MAY 18 DRAG QUEEN BINGO - Doors open 5 p.m. Eastgate Social Hall in Monessen. Games and entertainment begin at 6:30 p.m. BYOB, 50/50, Chinese auction, pull tab tickets. Light refreshments will be served. Benefits Ringgold Youth Athletic Association. Call or text Amy at 724-7478213 for tickets.

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INDOOR YARD SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. St Mary’s Anglican Church, 6th and Lookout, Charleroi. Annual indoor yard sale and flea market. Luncheon items will be served with a bake sale also featured.

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NATIONAL ROAD FESTIVAL - 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bradford House Museum, 175 South Main Street, Washington. Free admission day at the museum, and both the 1788 stone house and the log kitchen cabin will be open for tours. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating frontier crafts and skills such as weaving, cooking and hunting. There will be activities for children including writing with a quill pen and playing with 18th century toys. The gift shop, featuring Whiskey Rebellion-themed items and books, will be open. Street and public lot parking is free. SPRING TEA – 2-4 p.m. Ringgold Middle School cafÊ, Monongahela. Presented by the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school (724-2582211).Tickets are $15 each and includes savories, treats and a lovely variety of teas. Bring your favorite teacup to use at our family friendly tea. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MAY 19 PLANT SALE – 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The annual Pleasant Hills Garden Club plant sale will be held at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building from 9 - 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. For more information about the PHGC and their plant sale see our website at MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING – 1st Annual Brooke Lynne Seman Memorial Golf Outing, sponsored by the East Belle Vernon Athletic Association. The Madison Club, 2:00 PM shotgun start, scramble format. Golfer registration fee $100, includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, goody bag and much more! Dinner only tickets will also be available. All proceed benefit Frazier School District Senior Art Student. Sponsorships are available, and donations are needed. The Madison Club is located at 519 Yukon Road, Madison, PA 15663. For questions, or to register, please e-mail: Ashley – or Alyssa – 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. CHICKEN and BISCUIT DINNER – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St, Elizabeth. Includes mashed potatoes, coleslaw, cake, drink. Adults: $9. Children under 12: $4. For more info: 412-384-8868.

PANCAKE and SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The James Chapel Cemetery Association, 303 Stone Church Road, Finleyville. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-10. For more information, call 724-348-7454 or 412-337-4564. FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK GOLF OUTING – 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 $80 per golfer. Guests may join the golfers at the dinner for $30 per person. Deadline is May 4. Contact Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403 or for more information and donations or Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times. ST. GEORGE SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4 p.m. St. Pius X auditorium in Carrick. Join parishioners, alumni, family and friends of the former St. George Church and School and St. John Vianney to enjoy a spaghetti dinner, dessert, door prizes and raffles. Seating is limited! Call or email your reservation by May 1 at 412502-5062 or For details, visit Proceeds benefit the St. George Church Preservation Society. ERIC HUSSEY MEMORIAL CATFISH TOURNAMENT – 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. West Newton, Goehring Park (behind Giant Eagle). Come catch your prize, enter your 3 heaviest fish for a chance to win cash prizes. Smallest fish wins trophy. Separate entry for Lunker tournament. 2pole limit. Price: $20 per person, $10 per Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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child 12 and under. Pre-registration discount ends May 13. After May 13, price increases to $25 per person and $15 per child 12 and under. Register at or Enjoy raffles throughout the day, 50/50 and Chinese auction! All proceeds benefit the “A Gift from Eric” Eric Hussey Memorial Fund. CAR CRUISE - 5-9 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road Eighty Four. Even if you don’t have a classic car, come and enjoy some good food and hear some great tunes from our DJ.

MAY 20 FIBER, FABRIC AND FASHIONS– 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Oliver Miller Homestead, Located in Allegheny County’s South Park on Stone Manse Dr. The process of making wool and linen cloths, spinning, weaving and quilts and cloth dying demonstrations. $2 admission. A show of 18th Century clothing is at 3 p.m. Visit BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family social hall, 2nd St., West Newton at 12:30 p.m. with the start of early birds. This is an allpaper Bingo and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, a door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai and a delicious luncheon. Come on out and have some fun. MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invite. Program for this meeting is to be announced. Applications are now being

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accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes awarded for kids. For additional information, call 724-9846611. PROM DANCE - 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 SR 51. If you missed your prom or would like to do it again, this is the place. Dress up in your old prom gown, fancy dress or one from the thrift store (many do this!), your tux or suit (all optional), and join us for a delightful dance. DJ/dance instructor Mark Peters will be giving a dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. For more info, call Denise: 412-5193559. Admission: $10. Free parking, handicap-accessible, kitchen and bar open, door prizes. Everyone is welcome.

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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.

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‘SAVING TWO LOCAL LOG HOUSES’ PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society invites its members and community members to attend a program which tells the story of how a Jefferson Hills couple saved two of its

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parade from the Broughton Fire Hall to the Honor Roll at 2 p.m. with ceremony to follow. We will take this day to honor all the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-710-5718.

5K/2-MILE WALK – Registration begins at 8 a.m. Clairton Park swimming pool, Clairton. $20: Adult. $12: 17 and under; $25 and $15 after May 14. Run beings promptly at 9 a.m. Register at or contact Rich Ford at 412-292-1272 or 412-215-6830. Stroller-friendly. No dogs/bikes. Supports The Unity Group of Clairton and scholarship fund.

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MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - 7 p.m. in the parlor room of the 1st Presbyterian Church, Monongahela. Members-only business meeting at 6:30 p.m. will precede the historical presentation: “Mystical Inca Ruins of Peru” by MAHS member Len Marracini . For more information, see or find us on Facebook.

FINLEYVILLE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES - The American Legion Post 613 and The Mon Valley Honor Guard will hold services at the following locations: Stone Church Cemetery, 1 p.m., Saint Francis of Assisi, 1:15 p.m., Mingo Creek Cemetery, 1:30 p.m., Finleyville Cemetery, 1:45 p.m. Finleyville Community Center, 2 p.m. (All times approximate). Refreshments will be served immediately after the Community Center ceremonies.

VETERAN LUNCHEON - Hosted by Naomi Outreach. Noon, at the Hibachi restaurant in Belle Vernon. Any veteran interested in attending call 724-929-5439 for more information.

MAY 25 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.

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10TH ANNUAL POOCH PARADE – 11 a.m. Monongahela. $5 registration fee. Registration at parking lot behind Angelo’s on 3rd St. Costumes are optional but a prize will be awarded for the best one. Dog-related vendors, food booth, and Chinese auction. REDEDICATION OF VETERANS HONOR ROLL - Cochran Mill Run Road. Hosted by Curry Veterans of Foreign War Post 1940. There will be a

MAY 28 GOOD OL’ DAYS DECORATION DAY – 8:30 a.m. Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659 parking lot. 5th annual Memorial Day Bike Decorating Contest open to all patriotic Americans of all ages. Decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, even wheelchairs. Call or text 724-331-3654 to register your entry or email your entry to: Melanie@ Judging will take place at 9 a.m. with awards at the conclusion of the wreath laying and memorial service at the BV Cemetery. ALL participants will receive a free Dairy Queen ice cream cone that can be used at the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen on Memorial Day. ELIZABETH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONIES - The Kastan Uveges VFW Post 7632, its Auxiliary and the Alonzo L. Weigle American Legion Post 553 will hold their Memorial Day parade and Ceremony in Elizabeth. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the 9 ——————————————————————————————————————————

ceremony immediately following. Lineup forms at the corner of Third and Bayard Streets, continues down Third Street, and makes a left on Market Street. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot next to the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company bingo hall. For information, contact Kim Olcott at 412-384-2711.

MAY 31 EMPLOYMENT TOWN HALL MEETING – 6:30- 9 p.m. Hosted by Mon Valley NAACP, Unit #2274, Donora Library, 510 Meldon Avenue, Donora. Local NAACP members, along with personnel from Career Links and the Mon Valley Alliance, will be providing those who are seeking employment and those who would like to seek a better job with information on how to enhance your individual marketing skills.

JUNE 2 WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY YARD SALE - 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain or shine. Start your day at Vine St. Park and pick up your master yard sale list and map. Stop by the WNCF table where food, drinks and bake sale items are available for purchase! Sponsored by the West Newton Community Festival Committee. Questions? Contact Joyce at 412-7209067. We will also be having a duck race down the river at 1 p.m. after the yard sale. Purchase your duck from any community festival member. VENDOR AND CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cokeburg Moose Social Hall, 38 Grant St., Cokeburg. RUMMAGE SALE – 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh.


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MAY NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Shop the Heritage Museum Shoppe For great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts, please shop at the Monessen Heritage Museum Shoppe. T.5here are great ethnic cookbooks and various works on local history that make excellent presents for that special someone. Genealogy Forum The Historical Society co-sponsors the Mon Valley Genealogy Forum with Monessen Public Library and Cultural Center. The group meets the third Monday of each month at the Library at 5:30p.m. Come and learn about your family tree! Donations Accepted The Greater Monessen Historical Society wants to help with spring cleaning! Bring items of possible historical value to the Monessen Heritage Museum during regular operating hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Society is looking for old photos, documents and memorabilia that showcase Monessen’s ethnic and industrial heritage. Future Exhibits To prepare for future exhibits, the Society is researching Monessen’s African American heritage, the history of local organized crime, and various old businesses. If anyone wishes to help or has information, please contact the Historical Society.

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Save the Date! West Newton Community Yard Sale Slated for June 2nd West Newton will host a community yard sale on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine. If you are intersted in participating, send your address and $5 donation to WNCF, Attn: Yard Sale, PO Box 147, West Newton, PA 15089 and your address will be included on the master list, available for all to pick up at Vine St. Park. Deadline to register is May 27. Rent a spot for $5 and bring your items to Vine St. Park where you will be given a spot to set up one table to sell items. You must provide your own table and chairs. There is a $5 donation per each additional table. If you don’t want to sell, you can also participate by shopping at the yard sales! Start your day at Vine St. Park and pick up your master yard sale list and map, and visit the WNCF table where food, drinks and bake sale items are available for purchase! There will also be a duck race down the river at 1 p.m. after the yard sale. Purchase your duck from any community festival member. This event is sponsored by the West Newton Community Festival Committee. Please contact Joyce at 412-720-9067 with questions.

The museum is located at 505 Donner Avenue and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free!

Ringgold Girl Scout Troop 52419 Makes Donation to Fire Departments to Earn Bronze Award

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Announces Mushroom Walks in Washington County The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club announces the following mushroom walks for May 2018: Morel Hunt: Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. Washington Park, 283 Dunn Avenue (Washington County). Meet WPMC mycologist John Plischke at the parking lot past the pool to hunt for morels. Free. Mushroom Walk: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. Mingo Creek County Park (Washington County). Meet WPMC identifier Jared White at the Ebenezer Covered Bridge near the east entrance on Mingo Creek Road. Free. For more information, please email or visit the website

Free Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic Scheduled for May 11th Ringgold Girl Scout Troop 52419 completed their project to earn their bronze award recently. This troop of fifth graders collected 255 cases of water. They distributed them evenly to all seven of the local fire stations that cover the Ringgold area: Elrama, Finleyville, Monongahela, Valley Inn, New Eagle, Carroll Twp., and Donora. Pictured here are scouts making their donation to the Finleyville Fire Department volunteers.

A free cat spay/neuter clinic sponsored by Washington County Humane Society will take place on May 11, 2018. This is fee to Mon Valley Washington County residents ONLY. Limit is two cats per household. The event will be held at the New Eagle VFD Social Hall. Appointments are required. Call Faith at 724.941.5683 Ext. #1 to schedule your appointment. All cats must be in a carrier.

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5th Annual Memorial Day Bike Decorating Contest Scheduled for May 28th Decoration Day, as it was originally called, or Memorial Day, as we call it today, has always been a very special day in our mid-Mon Valley small towns and communities, as we gather together and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and our very way of life. This year on Memorial Day, The Good Ol’ Days Vacation House Rental in North Belle Vernon will host its 5th annual Memorial Day Bike Decorating Contest and will open the opportunity for ALL patriotic Americans of all ages to decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, and even wheelchairs to demonstrate their appreciation and support for our nation’s heroes. Participating in parades and demonstrating a love of our country is the way we used to do it in those good ol’ days. So go get grandma and grandpa to show you how they did it back in those days and join us on Monday, May 28 at the Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659 parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Call or text 724-331-3654 to register your entry or email your entry to Judging will take place at 9 a.m. with awards in the following categories: Most Original, Most Attractive, and Most Patriotic. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the wreath laying and memorial service at the BV Cemetery. ALL participants will receive a free Dairy Queen ice cream cone that can be used at the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen on Memorial Day. Get out your red, white, and blue and join in the festivities!

Volunteers clear drainage ditches of leaves and debris at the Friends April work party. The fence in the background is barricading off a stream bank slide, which has damaged the trail. The Trail Council has applied for a permit to repair the slide.

The next two meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on May 8 and June 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. 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. The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are held on the first Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9 a.m. The next two work parties will be on May 5 and June 2, 2018 (weather permitting). The likely project is cleaning out a drainage basin near the Triphammer parking lot, using shovels and buckets. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

Monongahela Farmers’ Market Releases Vendor Lineup Monongahela Area Historical Society Hosts Program on Machu Picchu The Monongahela Area Historical Society will host their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on May 24, 2018 in the parlor room of the 1st Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. The brief members-only business meeting at 6:30 p.m. will precede the historical presentation, titled “Mystical Inca Ruins of Peru” by MAHS member Len Marracini. For more information, visit our website at or find us on Facebook. Additionally, a self-guided walking tour of Monongahela’s Historic District is available at your leisure. Stop by the museum and pick up a brochure from the box on the outside of the front door. There are 22 historic locations to visit along the way. Brochures are also available at CJ's Furniture. Smartphone technology incorporated into the tour includes video and narration for each location. All you need is your smartphone.

Monongahela Farmers’ Market is very proud to say they are combining efforts with the Monongahela/Donora Lions Club to keep the market running. They will still be selling their brooms and taking used glasses, and will also be a major presence at the market for questions etc. Look for Lions Club representatives under the tree in Chess Park. This year Monongahela Farmers’ Market has a fantastic lineup of vendors, including some new food vendors. We have Osama the gyro man, Paula's Hometown Hotdogs for burgers, fries, etc., and the Wooden Peel for pizza and wings. Joining them will be Rita's Ice from Bethel Park, Aunt Kim’s Jams & Relishes, Jimmy's Italian Ice, Gimme Some Sugar with their baked goods, Little City Coffee Shop and Plum Run Winery. We have our usual fantastic farmers Hardens, Simmons and Triple B Farms - and Discover Eden, which sells micro greens. Mon Valley Hospital will also be onsite to give out information and take blood pressures. We thank the sponsors we have so far: Chaney's Natural, Monongahela/Donora Lions Club, Monongahela Animal Hospital, Behanna Auto and IVP! If anyone else wants to be a vendor, be a sponsor or join us as an entertainment group (also any local bands, groups etc that just want to practice), please email or call 724-328-2834 with any questions. 12 —————————————————————————————————————————


West Jefferson Hills Historical Society Presents ‘Saving Two Local Log Houses’ on May 23rd ‘Saving Two Local Log Houses’ will be presented on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the community rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The West Jefferson Hills Historical Society invites its members and community members to attend this program, which tells the story of how a Jefferson Hills couple saved two of its community’s original log homes. The couple responsible for this feat, Dale and Betty Graff, will give a fascinating account of their acquisition, dismantling, and reconstruction of two early frontier homes. By reusing the original logs, flooring, stone, and brick, the couple produced Oak Noggin, a lovely bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Jefferson Hills. Please join us to hear about the creation of this local historical gem.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 613 SCHEDULES FINLEYVILLE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES The American Legion Post 613 and the Mon Valley Honor Guard will hold services on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the following locations: Stone Church Cemetery, 1 p.m. Saint Francis of Assisi, 1:15 p.m. Mingo Creek Cemetery, 1:30 p.m. Finleyville Cemetery, 1:45 p.m. Finleyville Community Center, 2 p.m. (All times approximate) Refreshments will be served immediately after the Community Center ceremonies. Show your support for our men and women who faithfully served our country!

Greater Washington Food Bank Offers Classes in May The Greater Washington Food Bank is offering classes and trainings to teach, empower, and enable our neighbors to make healthy choices and create healthy habits for themselves and their families. Below is their May schedule: May 1 – Dementia Discussion – When wandering turns dangerous. 1 p.m. May 14 – Decorative container gardens. Hands-on workshop. 10 a.m. May 10, 17, 24, and 31 – Nutrition Links: a series on Healthy Eating. Free event. 1 p.m. May 24 – Functional garden art. Make and take a birdbath. 6 p.m. $15. Classes held at the Healthy Habits Training Center located at Greater Washington County Food Bank, 909 National Pike West, Brownsville. Please call or check out our Facebook page for more information. To RSVP, call 724-632-2190 x 115 or email

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Volunteers Needed for Stone Excavation Work on May 26th Many historic structures designed by Swiss-born architect Paul B. Riis and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps can be found within South Park Allegheny County Parks and are a rich part of the heritage of this area. The Paul Riis Legacy Preservation Volunteers are a group of volunteers from South Park and surrounding communities whose mission is to play an active role in the stewardship of all of the structures that Paul Riis created, and the preservation of his legacy. One of these structures is the Vale of Cashmere. The Vale is a series of beautiful stone channels and pools that we are currently clearing out and excavating. There will be a work party held at the Vale on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon to do stonework excavation using hand tools, and some light maintenance to keep this area free of weeds, brush and other debris. We welcome volunteers of any age who are interested in participating. If you are interested in donating some time for a great cause, please contact Anne at for details and to sign up. Please RSVP before May 24. Snacks and refreshments will be available during the cleanup. We would especially love to hear from anyone who may have old photos or memories of the Vale of Cashmere to share. To learn more about the Paul Riis Legacy Preservation Volunteers and to get involved in our monthly work parties, please visit

CCAC South Campus and West Hills Center will Hold Summer Camps for Youth in Grades 1–12 The Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus and West Hills Center will offer a wide variety of five-day summer camps to help ensure an active, fun and enriching summer for the area’s youth. The camps will begin July 9 and are open to students who have completed 1st through 12th grades. Sessions are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., except for SAT Prep, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camps for grades 1–3 include: Crazy Concoctions; Coding with STEAM; Get Moving; Art Zone; Camp Habitat; and Viva Espanol! Camps for grades 4–6 include: Spy Treasure Hunt; Art Zone; Building Up; CBEEP (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental/Earth Science, Physics); Advanced Coding with STEAM; and Knights & Castles. Camps for grades 7 and 8 include: CBEEP (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental/Earth Science, Physics); Math Clinic; Reading and Writing Clinic; Interior Designer; Self Defense; and Game Design. Camps for grades 9–12 include: Self Defense; Winners Workshop for Teens; Teen Creative Writing; Career Exploration; and SAT Prep— Math & Verbal. Students can register until the day before a camp begins, providing the session is not full. All sessions cost $135. Each additional child in the family will receive a $20 discount. To register, visit: For more information, contact Rachel Sweet-Boring at 412-788-7535 or email

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Congressman Doyle Visits Local Democrats

Congressman Mike Doyle spoke with members of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party at their March 26, 2018 meeting.

Congressman Mike Doyle introduced himself to Jefferson Hill democrats at their monthly meeting on March 26, 2018. With the newly redrawn districts, Congressman Doyle saw his 14th district grow to include Jefferson Hills and several other South Hills communities. He will be opening a new district office in the South Hills to serve his new constituents. For more information on the Jefferson Hills party, contact them at

Elliott Group Makes Donation to Welcome Home Shelter A generous donation from the Elliott Group in Jeanette will provide 352 nights of shelter at Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg. Welcome Home Shelter is operated by Connect, Inc., an affiliate of Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Inc. Begun in 1985, Connect, Inc. provides a full continuum of care to homeless, near-homeless, and low income individuals, children and families in Washington, Greene and Westmoreland Counties. Lyndsay Burrik, executive for Community Wellness and Recovery at Connect, Inc., said Elliott Group officials recently reached out to Connect, Inc., and toured their facilities. Soon after, Burrik and other Connect, Inc. employees were invited to the Jeanette corporate offices, where the Elliott Group made a donation for Welcome Home Shelter. At Elliott, a committee makes decisions on community-based donations, said Christy Bash, corporate community manager for Elliott Group. “We have a really long history of giving back to the community,” said Bash. “We work here and live here so it’s important to us.” This is the first time the Elliot Group has made a donation to Welcome Home Center. Opened in October 2002, Welcome Home Shelter is a 30-to-60 day emergency shelter located in Greensburg, providing emergency housing for up to four families and 10 single women.


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North Belle Vernon Community Bank Rec Commission Sponsors ‘Meet Your Elected Officials’ Day on May 16th All of us - everyone one of us - is facing the same problems in our communities of drug addiction, vandalism, crime, and blighted properties. These major issues cannot be solved by communities standing alone, but together in a unified front, we can make an impact fighting our similar problems. The first step that needs to be taken is all of us having face time with each other, getting to know each other, and learning to understand each other. What better way than to have a cookout and casual get-together at the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park? This event will be sponsored by the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Rec Commission with the food being prepared by Just-A-Tavern. It will take place on May 16, the day after the primary election, and the elected officials will be showing up because of their real concern for our area. US 14th Congressional Candidate Rick Saccone has committed to attend. Along with Rick Saccone, PA State Senators Pat Stefano and Kim Ward; PA State Reps. Justin Walsh, Bud Cook, and Ryan Warner; Westmoreland County Commissioners Ted Kopas and Gina Cerilli; Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites; and a host of local elected officials will be present. Also planning on attending are representative Chris Whitlach, Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gina Lynn, and Council of Government leader Bernie Sarra. This event is open to the general public, who are encouraged to attend if they have questions of their own. The North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park is located at exit number 42 off Interstate 70.

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Catholic Women’s College Club Names Emily La Carte as Scholarship Recipient The Catholic Women's College Club held their April meeting in Jozwiak Hall in Monessen. Donna Pustelak, chairperson for the club's scholarship committee, announced high school senior Emily La Carte as the awardee. Emily was one of 15 candidates vying for the CWCC annual scholarship. Following her introduction to the members, Emily delivered a very impressive biography of herself. She is a 2018 graduate of Charleroi High School, Emily La Carte is the 2018 CWCC graduating at the top of her class with a Scholarship recipient. 4.7 GPA. She is very active in high school, participating in academic, athletic and extracurricular activities. La Carte is a member of Mary, Mother of the Church in Charleroi where she participates in various ministries. She plans on attending the prestigious Smeal College of Business at Penn State University, main campus at University Park. Her career goal is to work in the corporate business world. La Carte is the daughter of Michael and Susan La Carte of Charleroi. The next CWCC meeting will take place on May 7 at 5:45 p.m. at the Mon Valley Country Club to celebrate their annual banquet. New members are welcome.

Divorce Worship for Women Scheduled for June 9th in Mt. Lebanon A divorce workshop for women is being held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. This four-hour information packed workshop is being taught by a family law attorney, a certified divorce financial analyst, and a therapist to address the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce. The workshop is an excellent supplement to professional advice and will help women to achieve optimum results while saving time and money. Cost to attend is $35 (materials fee) and pre-registration is necessary by Wednesday, June 8 to Donna at 724-493-9695.

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Get Creative and Get Rockin’! Artists Wanted for New Public Art Project in Downtown Elizabeth The Elizabeth Area Development Corporation (EADC) is proud to partner with the Mon River Towns Program (MRTP) in announcing a design contest for #MonValley Rocks! EADC and MRTP are looking for individual artists, teams, and students to design and paint rocking chairs that will be displayed throughout the historic shopping district in Elizabeth Borough. “The Mon River Towns Program with funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is pleased to sponsor the first Mon Valley Rocks art project in Elizabeth. Art has a special way of bringing people together and encouraging engagement and we hope with the launch of this project, additional public art ideas will emerge,” said Mon River Towns Program Director Cathy McCollom. Applications are available to complete online or in form at’s main page and should be submitted by May 13. Ideas for the ten rocking chairs can be inspired by the river, local history, famous art, or other creative ideas. Selected concepts will be reviewed by EADC committee members. EADC will host a "paint party" once final designs have been selected. Chairs will be on display for all to enjoy throughout the summer and fall. Any interested applicants can contact project manager Will Prince at



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Monessen’s Easter Egg Hunt Sponsored by Kare For My Kids Fly

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By Jill Runfola On Saturday, March 31 - a sunny but very windy and chilly day at Monessen City Park Walking Track - Kare For My Kids Fly held their annual Easter egg hunt for the third year in Monessen, and the crowds turned out. The event featured: games, a Chinese auction, kids’ snacks, refreshments, music by DJ Eric Tartt, and fun for the whole family. Dennis Hawkins, Jr., president and founder of Kare for My Kids Fly, said the program “exists to create a sense of purpose and self-worth [so] that our youth may one day become assets of our society.” The program holds summer skating parties, football camp, basketball contests, and rewards hard work in the classroom, and additionally sponsors activities, such as the Easter

Dennis Hawkins, Jr., president and founder of Kare For My Kids Fly, is a proud father of Kenza and Dennis Hawkins III.

egg hunt. Hawkins also operates Kare 4 My Kids Convenience Store, a familyowned business located at 601 Reed Ave., Monessen. His mother, Noreen Tartt, said, “The store is awesome, plus he (Hawkins) is my son. He has worked to build his business for his family. Support him!” Their vision for the future is a rec center in Monessen. Hawkins said it would be located in the old Agape school on top of Summit. This would be a place, according to one contributor, for the kids to have somewhere to play and grow safely. Please visit the Kare For My Kids Fly Rec Center – GoFundMe page online to donate to their $100,000 goal toward the center. You can help make the dream of a new rec center a reality. Help spread the word!

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Monongahela Elks Lodge 455 Makes Donation to Monongahela Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund

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1st Annual Eric Hussey Memorial Catfish Tournament Scheduled for May 19th WHEN: Saturday May 19, 2018 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PRICE: $20 per person, $10 per child 12 and under Take advantage of the pre-registration discount, which ends Sunday, May 13. After May 13, the price increases to $25 per person and $15 per child 12 and under. TO REGISTER: Register at or

Monongahela Elks Lodge 455 donated $1,500 to the Monongahela Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund. Stanley J. Welsh, Elks National Foundation local chair and lodge secretary, presents a check for $1,500 to James P. McCune, president of the Monongahela Cemetery. Also, pictured is the current Board of Directors of the cemetery, from left, Richard Bucchianeri, Stanley J. Welsh, James McCune, Will Maurer, and second row, Roger D'Emidio, Jack Cattaneo, and Alan Veliky.

All proceeds benefit the "A Gift from Eric" Eric Hussey Memorial Fund

Come catch your prize at the pond at Goehring Park, West Newton, behind Giant Eagle. Enter your three heaviest fish for a chance to win 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($100), or 3rd place ($50). Smallest fish wins a trophy. This is a separate entry for the Lunker tournament, with a two-pole limit. Enjoy raffles throughout the day, as well as a 50/50 and Chinese auction! Come hungry, as there will be food and non-alcoholic beverages served throughout the day for purchase.

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Monongahela Hosts 5th Annual ‘Stroll, Shop 'N’ Win’ on May 5th Enjoy an old-fashioned walk down Monongahela's quaint streets while you shop, savor and chat along the way. Enjoy the ambiance of our little city from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 5. Tickets are $5 and advance ticket sales are encouraged. Tickets are available at Angelo’s, the Chamber, Chaney Wellness, Devore Hardware, Dierkens Pharmacy, Faith’s Curiosities, LD’s House of Shaves, Little City Coffee, Main Street Barber Shop, Mon Valley Cycle, The Peddlers Place, Rabe’s Trading Post, Sparkles by Shell, The Bar, The Twist, or at the Historical Society Museum. Tickets can also be purchased online at the Society's website or by calling 724-258-6432. Registration will be held the day of the event at the Historical Society's Museum at 230 W. Main St. Updates for the event will be posted on the Society's Facebook page.

Smithton American Legion Plans Memorial Day Events Smithton American Legion Post 790 Commander Capt. Robert Prah cordially invites area residents, veterans, service members and families to Smithton's annual Memorial Day parade and service. On Monday, May 28, 2018. • Parade begins at 12:30 p.m.; lineup is on 3rd Street in Smithton • Parade ends at corner of 1st & Center Streets in Smithton near American Legion Post 790 Park • Guest Speaker is former Smithton mayor and former Post 790 Commander Air Force veteran David "Reed" Kruper • Post 790 will also host a wreath drop at the Youghiogheny River at the conclusion of the Memorial Day service at the American Legion Park. U.S. Navy Veteran Kirg Rupert, Sr. will drop a wreath near the Youghiogheny River in honor and memory of those who served at sea or were lost at sea For questions, please contact Post Commander Capt. Prah at or call American Legion Post 790 at 724-872-6072.

WOMEN OF SOUTHWESTERN PA, INC. ACCEPTING FUNDING REQUESTS FOR 2018 WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc. (Women Organized to Mentor, Empower and Network) is accepting funding requests from local nonprofit, 501(c) (3) charitable and community organizations. Submission deadline is May 14, 2018 and decisions will be made in June. See for details on WOMEN’s philanthropic mission. In 2017, WOMEN returned $63,527 to Western Pennsylvania organizations for specific projects. The money was funded by profits from the annual Symphony of Food – A Chef’s Showcase dinner held each year in January. To qualify, an organization must provide service in Allegheny, Washington, Fayette or Greene counties, have IRS 501(c) (3) status, receive no federal funds for the specific projects, and benefit women’s, children’s or family interests. Applicants can go to the website – – print and complete the Grant Application Form, attach a copy of non-profit status, specify the amount requested (up to $2,500), and send to WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc., c/o Philanthropy Committee, P.O. Box 1112, McMurray, PA 15317. 21 ——————————————————————————————————————————

MAY NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM New Donora Dragons Short and Long Sleeved Tees and Sweatshirts Around 1920, Donora adopted the dragon as our official mascot. Over the years, the dragon has been portrayed in every design imaginable on clothing, yearbooks, pennants, cups, etc. As we close in on a century of honoring the dragon, we decided to modernize the dragon design and portray it on our freshly minted T-shirts and sweatshirts, thanks to two artists with Donora roots: Jesse Francis and Jared Altamare. And the T-shirts are printed in Donora thanks to Armand Forlini of UniTee Productions, making this a total Donora team effort – For Donora, By Donora! Our previously released black Donora Dragon T-shirts with orange and white ink proved to be so popular, we expanded our offering to long sleeved T-shirts, as well as crewneck sweatshirts in sizes M, L, XL, 2X and 3X. Short sleeve Tshirts are also available in size S. Quantities are limited in an attempt to best determine what sizes and styles are in demand. We also have a hoodies in size L. The shirts are for sale at the Smog Museum and Donora Library: $20/shortsleeved tees, $25/long sleeved tees, $30/sweatshirts, and $35/hoodies on Saturdays at the Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Library Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. You can also order using the email address or phone number below. Shirts sent by mail will require additional S&H.

Cement City at the University of Pittsburgh The Donora Historical Society has been a member of the Senator John Heinz History Center (HHC) Affiliate Program since 2013. We are one of over 400 historically-minded member organizations (affiliates) throughout Western Pennsylvania (as far east as Bedford and as far north as Erie), the panhandle of Western Virginia and Eastern Ohio. We’ve worked with HHC on numerous projects, all of which are detailed on our website on the “About Us” page. Recently, we were one of only ten historical sites chosen, out of the over 400 HHC Affiliates, to help teach during the inaugural HHC sponsored Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI) program at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) that was held in March and April 2018. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute aspires to create a dedicated intellectual environment for older adult students, nurturing a lifelong passion for learning by attending university classes. Pitt and CMU are two of 118 OLLIs located on college campuses throughout the United States. The sold out five week HHC-Osher class offered at both Pitt and CMU was titled “History 412: Discover the Sites and Stories That Make Our Region Unique.” Each week a new HHC Affiliate historic site taught that evening’s class at either Pitt or CMU. The Donora Historical Society taught the final PittOsher session class on April 11, 2018 on the Pitt campus in Oakland and that evening’s session was titled, "Thomas Edison’s Concrete Vision: Building Cement City, Donora, Pennsylvania, 1916-17,” a subject near and dear to our hearts about Donora’s National Historic District.

Additional Info If you have additional questions, the historical society, museum, presentations or interest in volunteering, stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment, email, call us at 724-823-0364, 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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West Mifflin VFW Post Honors Four Air Force JROTC Cadets Usually when a Friday falls 13 days into a new month, it is considered unlucky. But this wasn’t the case asfour Air Force JROTC cadets were honored for outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership by All-American West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid during the 14th annual Military Ball Banquet at the Westwood Golf Club April 13. Receiving recognition from the local veterans group this year areCadet Senior Airman Austin Gougler, Cadet Senior Airman Logan McClure, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Marie Mannella, and Cadet Tech. Sgt. Alaysia Poindexter. The four cadets were each awarded a medal and a certificate by VFW Post 914. They were carefully chosen by senior leadership stafffrom more than 100 other members in the West Mifflin corps of cadets to earn this honor.All are students at West Mifflin Area High School. According VFW Post 914 Quartermaster Gary Ruston, the assembled group of combat veterans that reviewed the ceremony and banquet were exceptionally pleased with the awardees. “We have members in our Post of all ages who’ve served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as through conflicts in the Middle East and the recent war on terror,” said Ruston, a Navy Gulf War veteran. “Because of our experiences and despite the gap in generations, we all have a healthy respect for good organization and discipline. These cadets have

Members of All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars West Mifflin Post 914 Intrepid were on hand April 13 at the Westwood Golf Cub to present awards to outstanding cadets from the West Mifflin Area Senior High School Air Force JROTC program. Pictured are VFW Post 914 Commander Jake Bradich, Post Chaplain Gene Staudt, Cadet Senior Airman Austin Gougler, Cadet Senior AirmanLogan McClure, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Marie Mannella, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Alaysia Poindexter, Post Surgeon Bernie Zurawski, and VFW District 29 Commander, Bill Roland. (PHOTO CREDIT: GARY RUSTON)

that, and they make us proud.” Post Commander Jake Bradich, who served in the Army in the Iraq War, added that the cooperation between the JROTC program and the West Mifflin veteransgroup has been beneficial to both for more than a dozen years. “We’ve been working with the cadets every year since 2005,” said Bradich. “This includes the post marching with the corps of cadets in Pittsburgh’s Veterans Day Parade.” The commander added that the West Mifflin Air Force JROTC students have also participated with VFW Post 914 during Memorial Day services, and regularly volunteer with the post membership to assist local hospitalized veterans.

Spring Tea to be Held on May 19th for the Ringgold Harp Ensemble The Ringgold Harp Ensemble will present a spring tea on Saturday afternoon, May 19 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the new Ringgold Middle School café, 2 Ram Drive, Monongahela. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school, which can be reached at 724-258-2211.Tickets are $15 each and includes sweet and savory treats and a lovely variety of teas. Please remember to bring your favorite teacup to use at our family friendly tea. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. The proceeds will benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund, which enables the harp students to attend the Ohio Scottish Arts School (OSAS) at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The weeklong event at OSAS provides extensive classes in Scottish harp taught by the best teachers from the United States and Scotland.

Additionally, the two groups were also part of a community 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the borough’s Mitchell Paige Memorial Park Sept. 11 this past year. Also last April, VFW Post 914 received a $500 donation from Air Force JROTC to assist local veterans. The funds were raised from a Bataan March organized by the cadets that was held at the Waterfront Bike Trail in Homestead.

“These cadets and the whole Air Force JROTC program have done nothing but positive things for West Mifflin,” said Bradich. “We’re thankful to be honoring four of these outstanding students, and are looking forward to working with them in the future for many years to come.” For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, contact Commander Bradich at: 412-464-9838.

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 turnabout 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. Deadline to order a flag is May 18. For more information, visit or call Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403. Send your payment to Sharon Adams, 6528 Ventura Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

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Good Guys Luncheon Series to Host Bishop Zubik on July 19th The Good Guys luncheon series in the South Hills of Pittsburgh has attracted some wonderful speakers over the years. Sports figures, authors, physicians, financial advisors and physical therapists have been guests of Jim O’Brien, the Pittsburgh sports author and historian who founded the program four years ago. They have helped to fund several non-profits, including the Guardian Angel Service Dog project for military veterans, and a youth athletic program in the Mon Valley. The best is yet to come. Bishop Donald Zubik of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh will be joined by Mrs. Geraldine Jones, the president of California University of Pennsylvania, for the July 19 program. Wives will be invited to this program. There are anywhere from 60 to 90 in attendance at these affairs, held at Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern in McMurray and TGIFriday’s in Bethel Park.

‘Sip & Shop Saturday’ Returns to Downtown Elizabeth Shops on May 5th Local businesses are teaming up together again for a springtime ‘Sip & Shop Saturday’ in Elizabeth Borough on Saturday, May 5. After a successful event around Valentine’s Day earlier this year, shop owners are pairing sales and raffles alongside specialty drink samples to prepare for Mother’s Day a week ahead of time, as well as Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. In the last two years, four new retail businesses and one dining business have opened within the historic shopping district of Downtown Elizabeth --- and more are opening up later this year! During the last ‘Sip & Shop Saturday,’ many participants discovered several of these new shops for the first time as well as explored new offerings from wellestablished sites. This next event will also include a free lunch cookout from The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner of Plum and 2nd. Shoppers can make the day into a special occasion by topping off their day with tickets to the K-9 Purse Bash at the Elizabeth Boro VFC Bingo Hall at 4:30 p.m. or tickets to Mon River Arts’ production of “Sister Act the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Interested shoppers can visit www.downtownelizabeth.comand the Downtown Elizabeth Facebook page to learn more about this event’s updates and participating shops.

It’s Classic Car Cruise Season at Thomas Presbyterian! Thomas Presbyterian Church has announced their summer car cruise dates. The cruises start at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Even if you don’t have a classic car, come and enjoy some good food and hear some great tunes from our DJ. The cruises are held at Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA.

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

Charleroi’s Calvary Bible Church Easter Eggstravaganza a Success By Jill Runfola Calvary Bible Church in North Charleroi, 990 4th Ext., pulled together to hold a great family-oriented Easter Eggstravaganza, despite the fact they were currently without a pastor. The 3rd annual event was held on Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 5 -7 p.m. in the church’s social hall, for the children. Featured were the following: Easter crafts, treat-filled bags, refreshments, face-painting, games and prizes, a Terri Greenlee stands behind Linda Robb, who both helped bounce house, food, and photos with to make the day possible. the Easter Bunny. In charge of the Eggstravaganza was Terri Greenlee from Fisher Heights, one of the youth coordinators, who says the event began as a small Easter egg hunt years ago. She also notes she has a lot of help, including administrative assistant Julia Sanders and Linda Robb, helper at church and junior church coordinator. Robb said of the evening, “I think it’s great. It’s fun. We get kids from all over The Brazzon family visits with the the city.” Easter Bunny. Pictured are Jayden, 9; On April 8, the parishioners voted to Gavin, 5; and Logan, 12. elect a new pastor, since Pastor Neill left almost a year ago. Pastor Brian Blais will be instated at the Charleroi Calvary Bible Church sometime in May. Over the past year, he church has been relying on different guest speakers. Nevertheless, the Bible-believing church has remained strong in attendance. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in August 2013 and opened at their new building in 1999. For more information on the church’s other activities, call the church’s office at 724-483-6108. 24 —————————————————————————————————————————


Monessen High School Math Department Receives Donation

PICTURED ARE FRONT ROW (l to r): Marla Sacco, Barry Ciccarelli, Paula Wampler and Darla Rivi; middle row (l-r): Virginia Monaghan, wife and Board member; BACK ROW (L TO R): Joseph Dalfonso, Monaghan's cousin and Board member; Melanie Monaghan Bradburn, daughter and Board member; Eric Manko, MHS principal; Anthony Mauro, MHS student who scored 790 on the math portion of the SAT (1500 combined); Mariea Tokar, MHS math teacher; and Rob Nemec, MHS math teacher.

Due to the generosity of the Ciccarelli family, the Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation 501(c)3 was able to make a donation to the math department at Monessen High School in memory of the late Paul Ciccarelli, a former math teacher at MHS. The funds will be used to purchase scientific calculators. All four children of Ciccarelli were there for the presentation of the check in honor of their dad.

Save the Date! 7th Annual Great Allegheny Passage 5k/10k Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk to Take Place on May 12th The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its 7th Annual 5k/10k Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday May 12, 2018. The event will start at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) in West Newton, PA. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by trail volunteers to maintain, preserve and enhance the Westmoreland County section of the Great Allegheny Passage. The 5k/10k run will begin at the King Trail access parking lot and proceed south on the trail out and back. The 10k run will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and the 5k run at 9:05 a.m. The 2-mile fun walk will begin at the King Trail access Parking lot at 9 a.m. and proceed north on the Yough River Trail one mile out and back. Medals will be awarded to overall male and female runners in the 5k and 10k run and to the top three male and female age group participants of those events. Medals will also be given to all run and walk participants ages 10 and under. Medals will be awarded to the oldest and youngest participants of the 2-mile fun walk. Many people are unaware that the trail is not maintained by county or state workers, but rather by volunteer effort. This event is a major fundraiser for the volunteer maintenance of the 10.5 miles of trail that runs through Westmoreland County. Prices are as follows: 5K or 10K run: $20. Fun walk: $15. Children age 10 and under: $10. On race day, the 5k and 10k fees are $25 and the fun walk is $20. Children’s prices remain at $10. The event is held rain or shine, no refunds. Pre-registrations for this event must be received by April 12, 2018 to ensure receipt of a free event t-shirt. For additional information, including registration information, visit

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CURRY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR POST 1940 TO REDEDICATE VETERANS HONOR ROLL ON MAY 26TH The Saturday before Memorial Day, May 26, the Curry Veterans of Foreign War Post 1940 is going to have a rededication ceremony of the Veterans Honor Roll on Cochran Mill Run Road. There will be a parade from the Broughton Firehall to the Veterans Honor Roll. We will take this day to honor all the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The parade will start at around 2 p.m. with the ceremony to follow. Additionally, the VFW Post is proud to announce the new officers for 2018: James Wabby - Commander Danny Walbert - Sr. Vice Commander Stanley Weaver - Jr. Vice Commander Joseph Majernik- Quartermaster Jim Imbriale - Advocate Glenn Connor, Drew Barati, Dave Charnell - Trustees Howard Gardner - Service Officer Bob Patten - Chaplin

Author to Discuss ‘Carl’s Story’ at Peters Township Public Library Carl Willig died at the Battle of St. Mihiel on September 16, 1918, the last day of America’s first solo victory on European soil. Fifty-six days before the Great War ended and thirty minutes before his replacement arrived, a high impact shell struck and instantly killed Carl. In what we now call the “fog of war,” Carl was lost, listed among the 284 “missing.” As years went by, he was almost forgotten. But, on November 10, 2008, Noretta WIllig’s phone rang and a genealogist working for the Army identified her as Carl’s next of kin. Ninety years after his death, Carl’s story begins again. Willig reveals the mystery of Carl’s identification on Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. in her talk at the Peters Township Public Library. She traces his eventual journey home to be met at Pittsburgh International Airport by the 316th Sustainment Command and finally laid to rest with full military honors at Versailles Cemetery on June 19, 2009. She then takes us back to the place where Carl fell in a woods in France. Register online to attend at or call 724-941-9430. Signed copies of the book will be available at special event pricing. The soft cover will be sold for $15, and the hardback version will be sold for $20. All profits from the sales will go to an injured U.S. Army veteran in need.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS IN DONORA AND CARROLL TOWNSHIP Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause? Donora senior center is in desperate need of volunteers for their home-delivered meals program for the Donora and Carroll Township areas. This program is also referred to “Meals on Wheels.” The three routes take a little over an hour. You can volunteer once a week, once every other week, once a month. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers that drive. Drivers and runners are needed Mondays through Fridays. Please call the Donora Senior Center at 724-379-6446 or contact us at

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West Elizabeth Residents Rally to Save Family Business Destroyed by Fire By Charlotte Hopkins On April 11, a two-alarm fire destroyed the auto body shop in West Elizabeth, owned by Troy Lewis. At the time, Lewis was the only one at the garage. The fire was started by sparks that flew off of a grinder that Lewis was using on a bumper. It took only minutes for the building to be engulfed in flames. This was a third-generation familyowned business that first opened as an Amoco gas station in 1955. Lewis was hoping to one day pass the business on to his children. Olive Smith Lewis bought this property in the early 1950s when she first moved to West Elizabeth. She was approached by Amoco who wanted to use her property to build a gas station. They remained open for nearly 20 years. On July 1, 2006, Olive's grandson, Troy Lewis, reopened the gas station as a garage: Lewis Auto. Troy Lewis was more than a neighborhood businessman. To Troy, people are more than customers; they are friends. Wendy Day, a customer of Troy's, told how she was once leaving for work and found her car battery dead. She could not afford to miss work. Troy had an employee bring a battery out to her. They installed it right there. Once, Troy even checked

Gary Fuller sold raffle tickets for the grill donated by Dave Greenwald, of Greenwald Automotive. The grill was won by Jimmy Cox, owner of Cox Transmissions in Wilson.

A fire destroyed the auto body shop owned by Troy Lewis.

Leo Gigliotti, Karen Gigliotti, and Rich Botz sold tickets to the spaghetti dinner and greeted all those who came in the door.

her brakes that were failing, on New Year's Eve, and it was close to midnight. She had just gotten off work. Day stressed, “He always cares. Even if you are having a bad day and lash out at him, he still cares.” Troy was acknowledged at West Elizabeth council meetings for repairing the snow plow late at night during a snow storm. It needed to be repaired right away and Troy made it happen. Troy helps people who are unable to pay their bills by letting them take their car the day it’s finished and making payment arrangements with them. In fact, he is still working on cars with what little tools he has left that were not destroyed in the fire.

After the fire, the community quickly rallied around Troy, his wife, Kendra, and their children. They have just begun to embark on a series of fundraisers to help the Lewis family raise money to reopen the family business and to help with the family's finances until that day arrives. The first fundraiser event was a spaghetti dinner held Saturday, April 21 at Elrama Fire Department. Eighty gift baskets were donated for the raffle. Dave Greenwald, of Greenwald Automotive, donated a brand new grill to be auctioned at the dinner. Troy and Kendra were overwhelmed by the show of support from the community. There were many people and busi-

nesses they wanted to thank, but they especially wanted to acknowledge those who organized the spaghetti dinner and a GoFundMe page. They include Brandy Faux-Botz; Rich Botz; Tracey Hornyak; Gary and Cameron Fuller; Michelle Dell; Lenny Bailey; Erica Morris; Jenna Bohonak; Jenn Staszak; Carol and Gary Fuller, Sr.; Michael and Jodi Mitchell; Troy and Gemma Stanton; Dale Withers; Eric Simpson; and Connie Hornyak. They also wanted to thank Elrama Fire Department for donating the hall for the spaghetti dinner. For Troy Lewis, this is the community's way of saying thank you for all that he has done for them through the years.

Friends of South Park Golf Outing Scheduled for May 19th The seventh annual golf outing held by the Friends of South Park, the County Park will take place 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! Pay pal is up and running if you wish to donate or pay for your golf on our website at or on Facebook at Friends of South ParkAllegheny County Parks. Donations are always appreciated! All proceeds go towards the beautification of South Park! Deadline to register is May 4, 2018. Please contact Sharon Adams at 412 8972403 or for more information or Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times.

Save the Date! Mark Your Calendars for MVH’s Gala 30 Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) — and its parent company, MonVale Health Resources, Inc. (MVHR) — will celebrate one of the organization’s most nostalgic and anticipated traditions: the annual gala, to be held on Saturday, May 19. MVH is taking the 2018 Gala to a galaxy far, far away. Whether you’re part of the alliance or support the empire, celebrate MVH with more than 600 friends, employees and physicians during Gala 30: “Galactic Night.” The black-tie fundraiser, held in the Grand Ballroom of downtown Pittsburgh’s Wyndham Grand, features a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m. MVH’s galas are always filled with surprises. Gala 30 is sponsored by the Mon-Vale Health Resources Fund Development Committee and MVH’s Office of Fund Development. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Office of Fund Development at 724-258-1855 or email 26 —————————————————————————————————————————


Winners of the 5th Annual Bradford House Symposium Poster Contest Announced

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT The Peters Twp. Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at 724-942-5000 2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES To continue providing our community with free quality events at our outdoor amphitheater, the Peters Township Parks and Recreation is seeking the financial support from businesses who recognize the importance of our services in our community. We offer several sponsorship levels to suit your company’s needs, which provide great advertising opportunities. Please contact Lisa Morris at 724-942-5000 or for additional information.

Emily Richard, who has placed 1st for four consecutive years in the high school division

Wyatt Coburn (right), who placed 1st in the middle school division for the 2nd consecutive year, being congratulated by "David Bradford," as portrayed by Jason Dillie

The winners of the 5th Annual Bradford House Symposium Poster Contest are as follows: Middle School Division • 1st Place: Wyatt Coburn, McGuffey • 2nd Place: Emily Scholtisek, Open Door Christian School • Honorable Mention: London Whipkey, West Greene; Nathan Reed, West Greene; and Chloe Mitchell, Carmichaels and for the Entry Best Depicting Women of the 18th Century: Owen Lamay, McGuffey High School Division • 1st Place: Emily Richard, Fort Cherry • 2nd Place: Elizabeth Brudnock, West Greene • Honorable Mention: Lexie VanDyne, West Greene

20th Annual ‘Fleatique on the Mon’ Scheduled for June 2nd Artisans and crafters as well as flea market, antiques, and food vendors are needed for the 20th annual Fleatique on the Mon. This fabulous event will be held in Chess Park, and throughout Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crafters and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Third Street. Food vendors are need at both locations. Application deadline is May 23, 2018. Booth spaces for antiques, craft and flea market vendors are 15 ft. for $30. Food vendor spaces are 20 ft. and include electricity for $45. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a three-mile stretch of Main Street and Routes 88, 837 and 136 in Monongahela and New Eagle, businesses, churches, and homeowners also participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales and garage sales. There is free parking and free admission. This event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Call the Chamber at 724-258-5919 for more information or download an application from

ONE-DAY EVENTS SUPERHERO NIGHT (AGES 10 AND 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 encouraged. This is one event you won’t want to miss! Registration is recommended. Day: Friday, May 4 Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member (per child) SPONSORED BY: SUN CHEVROLET 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. Instructor: Trayce Dulaney. Day: Friday, May 4 Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $65 Member / $98 Non-Member Location: Recreation Center GARDEN AND WINE PARTY (AGES 21 and over) Minimum 5 - Maximum 10 Spend an evening designing a container garden with a glass of wine. Plant a garden planter with sun loving flowers and learn how to care for the arrangements. All supplies included. Bring a snack and wine. Instructor: Trayce Dulaney Days: Thursday, May 31 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $100 Member / $150 Non-Member Location: Amphitheater, Peterswood Park OUTDOOR MOVIES IN PETERSWOOD PARK Come to the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park and enjoy movies at sunset! Remember to bring along a chair or blanket. Movie titles can be found on our website or on Facebook. Day: Friday, May 18 Movie: Lego Batman

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West Mifflin VFW Member Selected As New District 29 Commander Locally, VFW District 29 has supported student A Mon Valley resident and life member of All-American West scholarship programs, and takes part in fundraising Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid has been activities for the Arthritis Foundation, Roland added. selected as Commander VFW District 29, Department of To help spread the word about these positive initiaPennsylvania. Although he’d be the first to tell anybody that tives, Roland has directed District 29 to establish its nobody does more for veterans than the VFW, he’s hoping that own website at The new comby highlighting the organization’s many successes, he can target mander is confident that by improving communications younger service members to join its ranks. and outreach to younger vets, more would be inclined William Roland, a retired Army major with 26 years of active to join. and reserve military service, was elevated from the position of “I am hoping that we can do press releases on events District 29 Senior Vice Commander approximately three coming up because we do great things, but many people months ago. As the new head of District 29, he will be in charge do not know,” Roland said. “It’s just a question of getof the 39 active VFW Posts in Allegheny County. ting the word out, and reminding veterans that there is According to Roland, a Kosovo campaign and Global War on an established network of support there for them.” Terrorism veteran, the main challenge he will be facing is how to New Commander VFW District 29, Roland said that although he has retired from military improve the VFW’s image and attract younger members. He Department of Pennsylvania William Roland, service, his passion for helping his fellow veterans consaid that the 119-year-old veterans’ service organization does far left, reviews membership strategies with tinues. He added that his commitment to service is one more than just provide a social hall for camaraderie and cheap West Mifflin VFW Post 914 Commander, Jake Bradich. (PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL P. MAUER) of the reasons he decided to join VFW Post 914 drinks. Intrepid West Mifflin. “I joined the Veterans of Foreign “We are more than a smoke-filled bar,” the new commander Wars after my retirement form the military,” the new said. “We do a great deal for our fellow veterans and their famicommander said. “I wondered how I could stay involved with veterans and found this lies.” Roland pointed out that over the last dozen years, approximately 2 million service to be the best option for me since the VFW seems to do so much for our veterans members and their families have received assistance from the VFW Military and their families.” A past commander of VFW Post 5008, Roland resides in North Braddock and has Assistance Program. Additionally, he said the VFW’s world-wide network of service officers have helped nearly 300,000 disabled veterans recover approximately $6.9 bil- been married for 42 years to his spouse, Marguerite. He has three children and one grandchild. lion in benefits over the last three years.

Cook Applauds Donora Borough for Qualifying to Receive $49,950 DCED Financial Management Grant

‘Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’ Launches Home Repair Program in Elizabeth Borough

Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that Donora Borough has been awarded a grant totaling $49,950 from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Offered specifically for financially distressed communities, these funds are being provided through the DCED’s Early Intervention Program (EIP) to allow Donora Borough to hire financial consultants to help develop and implement a five-year financial management plan and strategy. The EIP plan will cost $55,000 to implement, with Donora Borough only being responsible for $5,500. The grant will cover the rest. “I would personally like to thank everyone from Donora Borough who was involved in qualifying to receive this funding,” said Cook. “First and foremost, implementing this Early Intervention Program will not take budgeting power away from elected borough officials, punish them for past budgetary decisions or otherwise sacrifice local sovereignty. Instead, it will provide them with the fundamental financial tools necessary to cooperatively build a solid economic foundation that will benefit local families and our region’s job creators for years to come.” For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit and

Are you or someone you know a resident of Elizabeth Borough and in need of home repair? There is help out there! Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) provides free home repairs, modifications, and renovations to create safe and livable houses and serves low-income homeowners, seniors, veterans, and people with permanent disabilities. RTP is currently seeking applications for free home repair for Elizabeth Borough residents. To apply, Borough residents must have lived in their homes 3+ years, be up to date on real estate taxes/payment plans and qualify at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. Those looking to apply for home repairs, please call Director of Programs Katie McAuley at 412-247-2700 x 113 or email her at Volunteers and skilled tradespeople will also be needed for this new project. RTP will be hosting work days with volunteers as well as hiring contractors to complete the work. Those looking for volunteer opportunities or to be hired for professional work, please call Project Manager Andy Hromoko at 412-9809463 or email him at Interested homeowners, volunteers, or tradespeople can learn more about this program at Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s website with home repair applications available here: Applications are due by Wednesday May 16 to qualify for home repairs. All home repair work will take place between now and September 2018.

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Business & Merchant News Agay’s Attic Celebrates One Year in Business Need a trip down memory lane? Well then, take a trip to Agay’s Attic, a quaint little antique shop in Jefferson Hills. Nancy Havel has been a Jefferson Hills resident for 33 years and is the shop owner and chief “picker.” She is also known as “Agay” (a name her greatnephew bestowed upon her when he was learning to talk). Nancy’s collections include those kinds of things that make you go, “Hmmm, I remember that!” She features unique finds, antiques, vintage furniture, pottery, glassware, collectibles, paper, primitives, rustic accessories, vintage toys and more. Prices are fair and reasonable. New stock arrives weekly. The store is always neat and tidy, and her items are all cleaned up and ready for their new home - yours! “Over the years, I’ve done flea markets and antique mall venues but had always dreamt of my own retail shop, and Agay’s Attic is my dream come true,” said Nancy. “This past year, I have met some of the nicest, friendliest people. We share ideas on how to repurpose old items and give them new life, which then inspires me when I’m out pickin’ the next time around.” Agay’s Attic is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special sale of 10% off any regular priced purchase during the month of May. Come in and visit on Thursdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays, 12 – 5 p.m. You won’t be disappointed! Agay’s Attic is located in the Ad Post Plaza at the corner of Route 51N and Wray-Large Rd. near the Route 43 interchange.


Home-Based Business Division is Growing

The Chamber will be hosting a VIP leadership summit on June 6, 2018 for businesses at Cool Springs. There will be a business panel this year, along with opportunities to discuss a multi-community ‘Shop Local’ project. We are forming a panel to discuss business challenges and opportunities in the area. The summit will run from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. and will include lunch. More details will be available at, the Chamber website. Invitations will be going out on May 1, 2018. If you would like to be included on the VIP list, contact the Chamber at 412-595-8361 or email

Workshops are underway for home-based businesses through the Bethel Park Chamber. Entrepreneurship classes will begin in May. These classes will have experts in each class to assist in mentoring the participants with their business and marketing plans. We will be doing a customized training for home-based businesses on writing a business/marketing plan. For more information, contact the Chamber at 412-595-8361 or go to the website at

MVRCC Says Farewell to Executive Director Deb Keefer More than 160 people attended a retirement Roast and Toast for Deb Keefer, Executive Director of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber for 21 years, on Saturday, April 14 at the Charleroi Elks Club. The eleven people on the dais poked fun at Keefer, told jokes at her expense, and also praised her for her leadership and dedication to her job. The roast committee was chaired by Diann Donaldson, who was joined by Ashley Altemare - MMVTA; Donna Angelo - MVRCC & SPHS; Jennifer Bibb - WesBanco; Deborah Buck - Audrey's Custom Draperies; April Cacia - WCCED; Lois Dille - Legalshield; Alyssa Mendola - Ed Mendola, CPA; Denise Mornak - Mornak Excavation, Inc.; Leanna Spada - MVRCC; and Daneen Troup Prima Diva Boutique.

Deb Keefer was roasted and toasted by friends, family and colleagues. Pictured are (1st row, l-r): Donna Angelo; Tom Villella, Jr.; Armand Ferrara, Jr.; Denise Mornak; Vic Vitale; Jeff Kotula; and (2nd row, l-r): Bill Horrell, Jr.; Diann Donaldson; Deb Keefer; Justin Forlini; Donn Henderson; and Tim Keefer.

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Local People News A Veteran Still Serving Finleyville and Union Township’s Banners Across America Program Grows with Bob Jones, Sr.’s Efforts The Banners Across America program continues to grow in popularity among local towns in the South Hills and Mon Valley communities, and Bob Jones, Sr. is happy to take on the initiative of ensuring Finleyville and Union Township’s banners are of the highest quality. Jones is the executive director of Finleyville/Union Township's Banners Across America. He will take an old picture and crop, clean, and simply do whatever necessary to ensure a veteran’s picture is of the best quality for print. HTM Designs in Castle Shannon then creates and designs In 2016, Jones received a certificate of the banners using the merit for his work on the banners pictures. How many pictures has Jones done? John Koller, Adjutant of Finleyville American Legion said, “I'm guessing about 350. I asked Bob yesterday when we were fixing frames. He said ‘I have no idea.’ Between Finleyville and Union Township, it's got to be 350 or more.” Still serving selflessly, he obviously does not keep count. Jones also currently serves as 1st Vice Commander of The American Legion Morrison Ritchie Post 613, Finleyville. Bob Jones Sr. Military Applications for the banners can be found at www.troopBanner

Five New Eagles Land in Bethel Park Boy Scout Troop 215 held an Eagle Court on Saturday, April 7 to honor five new Eagle Scouts. This was a very unique and special event, as only 4% of all Boy Scouts achieve this highest rank. The First Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethel Park hosted the Eagle Court and a followPictured are front row (l-r): Eugene Eckman, B.P.O.E. Lodge up reception with refresh2213; new Eagle Scouts Andrew Davis, Brody Flowers, Jacob ments. Daschbach, and Mark Hurey. Back row (l-r): Dave Wrubel, Every potential Eagle Scoutmaster; new Eagle Scout Connor Wholey. Scout must complete a community service project as the last and most difficult hurdle to attaining this highest scout ranking. The five new Eagle Scouts from Troop 215 each completed their Eagle projects to benefit the local communities, areas, and communities listed. Jacob Daschbach - the Montour Trail in Bethel Park; Brody Flowers - the Saw Mill Run and McMillan watersheds; Mark Hurey - the Montour Trail in Cecil Township; Andrew Davis - the Montour Trail in Bethel Park; Connor Wholey the Enoch Wright House in Peters Township. All of these outdoor areas were functionally improved and beautified by their efforts. The new Eagle Scouts received many letters and honors from national, state, and local civic leaders. Three organizations attended and recognized the five young men, including the American Legion Post 760 of Betel Park, The U.S. Coast Guard, and the B.P.O.E., Pittsburgh South Hills Lodge 2213. All three presented the new Eagles with award certificates and other honors. 32 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Leanna Spada Named Executive Director of Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) Board of Directors announced recently that Leanna Spada will assume duties of executive director of the organization, effective May 7, 2018. She will succeed Debra Keefer, who has held the post for 21 years. She has been working in an administrative support role since February at the Chamber, according to Armand Ferrara, Chamber President. “We have been totally impressed with her people skills and understanding of our program of work,” said Ferrara. Leanna Spada “Leanna comes from a family rooted in community service,” said Deb Keefer, retiring director. “She has so many qualities that make her perfect for the position and I am absolutely thrilled with the Board’s choice.” Spada lives in Charleroi and comes to the Chamber with broad experience in the private sector in the insurance and human resources fields. She graduated magna cum laude from California University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/human resource management and has also owned and operated a business in downtown Charleroi called the County Cottage. “I appreciate the opportunity to be able to make difference in the Mon Valley,” said Spada, continuing, “and with the help of the Board and Deb Keefer, I hope to make the transition between directors as seamless as possible.” She is married to Derek Spada and has two sons, Gino and Vito.

Kathleen L. Sabol to Receive WCCF’s Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has selected Kathleen L. Sabol to receive its annual Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes a local individual or organizaKathleen L. Sabol tion devoted to the promotion of human welfare or the advancement of social reform as evidenced by humanitarian deeds in the community, whether local, national, or international. The inaugural award was presented to Louis E. Waller in 2008. Her undergraduate time at the College of Wooster influenced her, especially the school’s emphasis on community service. She stayed after graduation to work for the college, overseeing student projects. But her most influential educational experience was her Masters from Harvard University in non-profit administration, where she studied social policy, funding and philanthropy. For the past 21 years, she has been the executive director of the Washington County Bar Association and the Bar Foundation. She receives unconditional support from the lawyers to contribute time to the community. She brightens when she talks about organizing the annual Sisterto Sister Summit, where 6th grade girls spend the night in Citizen’s Library being mentored by high school students and learning life coping skills. “This is very close to me personally, who I was at age 12.” she admits. “I want to help the girls learn to navigate, to stand up for themselves, learn some self-esteem. Helping one girl is worth it. I can stay up all night to help 30 girls.” Sabol’s contributions to so many aspects of community life in Washington County made her a natural recipient of the WCCF Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. The Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award will be presented to Sabol at the WCCF’s annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, May 11. In her honor, the Foundation will award a $1,000 unrestricted grant to the Sister-to-Sister Summit of Washington County, a project of the American Association of University Women. For more information about the Community Foundation, visit

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YOUR HEALTH MVH Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade For the third consecutive time, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, DC-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Leapfrog Group recently released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. "The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade of an ‘A’ recognizes the commitment shown by the physicians, nurses and staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital to deliver safe and quality care to every patient, every day," said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH's president and CEO. "This rating confirms our staff's commitment to applying best-practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients." “This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.” Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. To see MVH’s full grade details or to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL EARNS AABB ACCREDITATION The blood bank and transfusion service at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) have been granted accreditation for transfusion activities by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks). Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, MVH joins similar facilities located around the world that have earned AABB accreditation. “The AABB’s accreditation procedures are voluntary,” explained Louis J. Panza, Jr., MVH President and CEO. “Monongahela Valley Hospital has sought AABB accreditation because this program assists facilities in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and technical expertise that influences quality performance and patient safety.” AABB’s accreditation program contributes to the quality and safety of collection, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and cellular therapy products. The accreditation program assesses the quality and operation systems in place within a facility. The basis for assessment is compliance with AABB standards, Code of Federal Regulations and other federal guidance documents. 34 —————————————————————————————————————————


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL MAY 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, May 1, 2 and 3 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, May 1 — 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 724929-9492. Wednesday, May 9 — Prostate Cancer Support Group 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to attend this free support group. For more information, call 724-2929404. Thursday, May 10— “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?” 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses

this topic in detail. To register, call 724258-1333. Thursday, May 10 — Diabetes Support Group 6 - 7 p.m., ECC. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-2581483. Monday, May 14 — 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, May 15 — Better Breathers Club 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1226. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 15, 16 and 17 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least

one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, May 15 — 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. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Saturday, May 19 — Gala 30 Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh. Rustic Elegance Gala 29 will offer food and drink, entertainment, recognition of awardees and more. Black tie preferred $175 per person. For information, call 724-258-1855. Monday, May 21 — Weight Control and Wellness Support Group 6 p.m., ECC. The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. Professionals such as dietitians, psychologists and fitness instructors may be invited to speak. Other presenters may discuss topics such as grooming, dating and cooking. The sessions are designed to educate, inform and provide a wellrounded foundation of knowledge for long-term success. The ultimate purpose of the support group is to help participants achieve and maintain their goal weights in a way that is as physically and mentally healthy as possible. Registration is recommended, but not necessary. To register, call 724-2581333.

Tuesday, May 22 — Innovations in Medicine: “Am I ready for a knee or hip replacement?” 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about hip and knee replacements. Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O., will discuss orthopedic conditions of hips and knees, if surgery is the right treatment and the right time to consider total hip and knee replacement surgery. Wednesday, May 23 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, May 29 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, 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. Tuesday, May 29 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 4 – 6 p.m., ECC. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card.

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‘Dining with Diabetes’ Program Offered at Mon Valley YMCA Penn State Extension will be offering a Dining with Diabetes class beginning Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela. Dining with Diabetes is a nationally accredited program for adults with or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Family members and/or friends are also invited to attend the program. The class meets weekly for four weeks (May 9, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and May 16, 23, and 30, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.), with a three-month follow-up on August 8, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise, as well as how to understand important diabetes-related medical tests. A1C, a measure of blood glucose levels and blood pressure will be taken at the first and follow-up classes. Participants are also given resources such as an exercise DVD, plate method placemat, and a Dining with Diabetes cookbook. Preregistration is required due to space limitations and can be made by calling the Penn State Registration Office at 1-877345-0691 or going online at

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Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., a surgeon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), will discuss MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness Program, including bariatric surgery, during a free education session on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Dr. Gonzalez will explain the three types of bariatric surgery MVH offers. The surgery is a weight reduction option for people struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. “Several of the people who have had the surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital have lowered their blood pressure and even eliminated the need for their diabetes medications,” reports Dr. Gonzalez. Parking is free for the session and includes light refreshments. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333.

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ogists check the colon and rectum for signs of cancer or growths (called polyps) that might turn into cancer. It is recommended by the American Gastroenetrology Association to start screening for colon cancer at the age of 50 years. The screening process begins earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps. Studies show that having colon cancer screening lowers the chance of dying from colon cancer.

Q: What is a colonoscopy? A: Colonoscopy is a test which allows your gastroenterologist to eval-

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uate the lining of the colon. A long flexible scope is introduced through the rectum and advanced through the colon under direct visualization on a monitor. A colonoscopy finds most small polyps and almost all large polyps and cancer. If found, polyps can be removed right away. The procedure is performed comfortably under sedation using anesthesia. If there is no family history of colon cancer or polyps and no polyps are detected, a repeat exam may not be required for the next 7-10 years. In the event of polyp detection or family history, your gastroenterologist will decide an appropriate interval for a repeat examination.

Q: What are my other options for screening which do not involve a scope? What is the new stool DNA test?

A: The “card test” as it is commonly called is a test to detect blood in stool. Cancers and polyps can bleed, so this test is performed to check for blood. Stool tests are the least likely to find polyps as compared to other screening tests. They can give a false positive reading in people who are healthy. If abnormal, your family doctor will recommend a colonoscopy. CT colonography looks for cancers and polyps using a special x-ray and does not require anesthesia or a scope. You will still need to undergo a bowel cleanse similar to a colonoscopy. The test can miss small polyps and if polyps are detected, you may require a colonoscopy for polyp removal. A Stool DNA test checks for genetic markers of cancer as well as signs of blood. It requires that you collect a whole bowel movement and ship it on ice to the laboratory for testing. The test was approved recently in August 2014. It is not widely available and it not clear if it will be covered by insurance. The information on this test is limited and it is not yet clear how it compares to other screening tests. If this test is abnormal, a colonoscopy may be recommended.

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Monessen Center for Active Adults Shares Morning Laughs

LifeSpan Senior Community Centers Celebrates ‘Older Americans Month’ The following activities are planned for the month of May: Bethel Park Center May 9 - Senior Resource Symposium. Free demos every 30 minutes including yoga, flower arranging, nutrition and more. Free picnic lunch at noon with reservations. Call 412-831-7111.

The Monessen Senior Center group gathers with comedian Howard Mincone.

By Jill Runfola It was a full house at Monessen Center for Active Adults, 1925 Grand Blvd., on Monday, April 9, when everyone came together to enjoy the comedy show there that day. Howard Mincone, who classifies himself as a physical comedian and juggler, proved to be truly talented, as he had everyone in attendance laughing, even those he poked jabs at who entered the Center late. Monessen site manager Angela Sapone, on site since September, is credited with scheduling the event. Center director Lisa Marchetti had sent her an email with several entertainers from which to choose. Sapone said the best part of working the older adults is “just the interaction of working with all the seniors.” Mincone has been performing for 30 years and said, “I’m the most blessed person in the world to be able to do what I do.” Mincone’s states his greatest influences are Harpo Marx and Art Carney. Born and raised in Clairton, Mincone currently resides in South Park. He has appeared at senior centers, schools, and even cruise ships and has his own website: Former Monessen site manager Miko Green is hoping that events like this attract more seniors to the center, and said, “More seniors have to come here. They just have to come in and say ‘Wow, this is nice.’” The late morning comedy show is just one example of the events available at the Center. Lunch is available at for a small donation daily. The Monessen center hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information, the phone number is 724-684-6105, or visit them online at Monessen Senior Center – Home on Facebook.

Peters Twp. Hosts Senior Luncheon on May 9th Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker, or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Day: May 9 - Fiesta Party! Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Recreation Center

Chartiers Center May 4 (5 – 9 p.m.) and May 5 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Primary Colors Art Guild 16th Annual Spring Art Show & Sale. Free event open to the public. May 18 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Who Are You?” event. Potluck lunch and family history along with getting to know you activities. Call 412-276-5056 for reservations and details. Heritage House Center (Homestead) May 29 - Ice Cream Social starting at 10 a.m. with reservations. Call 412-4641300 x121. Mon Valley Center May 24 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Senior picnic in the park – Renzie Park, McKeesport. Cost is $10/per person and includes lunch, live entertainment, dancing, bingo and door prizes. Transportation available if registered with OPT. Reservations required at 412-664-5434. Steel Valley Center (Clairton) May 15 – 12:30 – 2 p.m. Ice cream social free event. Reservations required at 412-233-4847. All center locations are listed at

MAY NEWS FROM THE VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in May: May 10 Lunch: 12 p.m. Program TBA. May 24 Lunch: 12 p.m. Officer Caruso will be speaking on the subject of ‘scams.’ There will also be a medication disposal available. Please feel free to bring any old medications to have them disposed of correctly. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for May: Anna Banahasky, Beverly Henery, Darlene Panza, Richard Roberts, Phyliss Permar, and Charles Talban Anniversaries: Laura and Richard Roberts

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MAY 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 724-872-4976 and ask for Jody or Lisa, or give us your email address to receive our monthly publication for all events. Below are our May events: Every Wednesday – Living a healthy life with chronic conditions; 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. through May 25. The series focuses on promoting healthy living, self-management 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 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. Train Trips Amtrak Train Trip to Altoona - June 27. Shop at Boyer's and Bretzel's and continue on to Johnstown to eat at the Senior Center for lunch. Visit the Johnstown Flood Museum and Flight 93 Memorial and have dinner at Oakhurst. $100. Train Trip to Akron, Ohio - September 15. Hudson, Ohio, lunch and shopping, bus picks us up for a trip to Akron for a tour of Stan Hewitt Nooks and Crannies. $104. 39 ——————————————————————————————————————————

FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS Vouchers will be available at the following dates and locations: West Newton Center for Active Adults 103 Main St., West Newton, 724-872-4976 Tuesday, June 5 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Monessen Center for Active Adults 1925 Grand Blvd., Monessen, 724-684-6105 Tuesday, June 26 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Westmoreland County Senior Games Scheduled for May 1st – 11th The 2018 Westmoreland County Senior Games will take place May 1 - 11 at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland area locations. Any person 50 years of age or older is eligible to participate in any of the 32 events. Westmoreland County residency is not required to participate in the events. Registration for the Senior Games costs only ten dollars. All pre-registered participants will receive a Senior Games t-shirt and a free picnic lunch will be provided for athletes at Mammoth Park on Thursday, May 3 and Monday, May 7. A few of the events include high and low impact activities, such as bocce, bowling, canoeing, cycling, darts, golf, horseshoes, running, shuffleboard and swimming. Many of the events will divide athletes into age brackets: 50-59, 60-69, 7079, 80-89, and 90 plus. Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each event and age bracket. There is also an awards ceremony on Friday, May 11 honoring the year’s sportsmen and women as voted on by the athletes. For over thirty years, the slogan of the Westmoreland County Senior Games has been “Bring a Friend for Fun and Fitness.” The Games are more about fun and fitness than serious competition, and one does not have to be a super athlete to participate. Most of the participants come for the camaraderie of the games and enjoy competing with friends and meeting new people. The ultimate goal of the games is to encourage an active lifestyle and continued participation in recreational activities beyond age 50. The Westmoreland County Senior Games are sponsored by UPMC for Life, Cloverleaf Communities, Greensburg Care Center, Gulisek Construction, Harmon House / Amber House, The Health Insurance Store, Senior Helpers, SuperValu, and Westmoreland Manor. To request a registration booklet, call the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950, or download one online by visiting the County Parks' website at

MAY NEWS FROM CLAIRTON AARP#1612 Clairton AARP #1612 will meet Wednesday, May 23, at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Coffee and donuts are served at 9:30 a.m. followed by a membershipmeeting at 10 a.m. A memorial tribute to our lost members will be presented after the meeting. Lunch of a hot sandwich and pasta salad will be served for$3/member and $4/guest. To request our latest newsletter, call Kathy at 412-854-0594. For membership information, call Barb at 412-714-4411. In other news: • May entertainment features Jim Sykes on keyboard and Jody Dausey, vocalist. • The South Hills Country Club is the site of our summer banquet on June 27. Call Donna at 412-384-7894 with your reservation or questions. • Space is still available for the June 11 trip to Sugarcreek and Berlin, Ohio where you’ll spend the day with the Amish. Get your reservation in ASAP by calling Marjorie at 724-872-1165.

‘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 May. Monessen will host their event on May 23 from 5:30 – 8 p.m., and West Newton will host their event on May 17 from 6 – p.m. $20 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. ————————————————————————————————————————— 40

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SPORTS Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine-Hole League Opens 2018 Season

Ringgold Youth Wrestling Sends Six Wrestlers to PA State Junior Wrestling Championships

Ringgold youth place winners and state qualifiers

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine-Hole League opened the 2018 golf season with a dinner meeting. Officers are Jan Baum, Chairman; Jean Joseph, Program Chairman; Patty Decima, Treasurer; Rose Marie Zuro, Publicity; Angie Zalakar, Ringers; Pat Lozano, Guest Day; Carole Friend and Jean Joseph, Rally Day; Pat Sheleheda, Awards. Opening day play was canceled due to bad weather. Pictured are Judi Murray, Pat Sheleheda, Jan Baum, Jean Joseph, Rose Marie Zuro, and Carole Friend.

Jake Conroy, state winner

On March 17, Ringgold youth wrestling had six wrestlers qualify for the PA State Junior Wrestling Championships. The six wrestlers that qualified for the state tournament were Jack Duncan, Morgan Bell, Jake Conroy, Anna Duncan, Owen Conroy, and Leif Syrko. These six competed in the two-day state tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 22 and 23. One wrestler walked away with a state medal - Jake Conroy placed 6th in the 9- and 10-year-old 120 lb. weight class.

2018 RINGGOLD YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Men’s Church Softball League Registration Now Open Registration is open to teams and/or players wanting to play in the Men’s Church Softball League of the South Hills. Games are played as doubleheaders on Saturdays and sometimes makeup games are held on Fridays, based on schedule and requests. The normal season generally runs from May into August. Games are played in Bethel Park or Bridgeville. Entry fee is per team or by individual. For more information, Contact Bob Keibler, League Commissioner at 724-518-6072 or

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Early Bird Registration - Football and Cheer Date: May 2 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. PTA Skate Valley Skating Center Cost: $50 for 1 child/$75 for 2 or more children Regular Registration Date - Football and Cheer (if available) Date: May 19 from 12 – 3 p.m. Palmer Park Concession Cost: $60 for 1 child/ $85 for 2 or more children Please bring with you: • Birth certificate (new registrations only) • Proof of school attending • Proof of address • Registration fee No refunds of registration fees will be issued. Please email at with any questions or concerns. Visit and like our Facebook page for up-to-date information at Ringgold Youth Athletic Football Association.

May 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— ABELL, Dorothy A. (BODNAR), 83, of Bethel Park, died April 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ANSELMINO, Lawrence J., 81, of New Eagle, died April 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BALSAM, Sandra S., 80, of South Park, died April 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BLAZEK, 88, of Pleasant Hills and Elizabeth, died March 16. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. BOGDEN, Patricia, 85, of Baldwin, died April 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BURKETT, Kenneth Jr., 79, of Union Township, died April 8. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CONKLIN, Vincent, 92, of Bethel Park, died March 31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. COTTLE, Kenneth Wray, 50, of Indiana, PA (formerly of North Charleroi), died March 23. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CURDIE, Lois J., 91, formerly of Finleyville, died April 6. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. FLEISCHAUER, Michael, 53, of Bethel Park, died April 8. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. FORSYTHE, Esther, Hixenbaugh, 76, of Charleroi, died March 10. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. GRANT, Beatrice Adele, 79, of Charleroi, died March 17. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. GUEST, Donald J., 90, of Sarasota, FL (formerly of West Mifflin), died March 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HAYS, Rena, 83, of Bethel Park, died March 17. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HEDDERMAN, Joseph, 82, of South Park, died March 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HOPE, Shirley Ann, 78, of South Park, died March 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HOPKINS, Howard H., 86, of 41 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Recent Local Death Notices Bridgeville (formerly of Peters Township), died March 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KIRKWOOD, Carl R., 33, of Aliquippa (formerly of West Mifflin), died March 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOHLE, John, 73, of Eighty-four, died March 21. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KOZAK, Sophie, 66, of Bethel Park, died April 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LACHMAN, Margaret Cowan, 93, of Bethel Park, died April 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LAMANNA, Anthony Joseph, 83, of South Park, died April 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LaVELLE, Nancy, 75, of Bethel Park, died March 24. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LAWRENCE, Duane Ralph, 81, of Bethel Park, died March 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LAYNE, Dolores, 88, of Bethel Park, died March 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LESSMANN, Gerald, 85, of Pleasant Hills, died April 8. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LOPEZ, Joseph W., 74, of Belle Vernon, died March 20. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. McMASTER, Ruth S., 94, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of Baldwin Borough), died April 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MEA, David Della, 89, of West Mifflin, died March 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PARKS, Peggy, 92, of Fallowfield Township, died March 13. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PATTERSON, Jean, 69, of Jefferson Hills, died April 7. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PAVLO, Elizabeth “Betty”, 89, formerly of Charleroi, died April 6. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in

Charleroi. PETRAGLIA, Sara, 92, of Bethel Park, died March 23. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. PHILLIPS, Jewell, 85, of Monongahela, died March 16. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PUGLISI, Norma J., 86, of West Mifflin, died March 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PUSKAR, Clare S., 90, of Whitehall, died March 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RAMSEY, Gordon C. Jr., 80, of Whitehall, died March 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROGERS, David N., 77, of Bethel Park, died March 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROSE, Brian Thomas, 13, of Jefferson Hills, died March 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RUSSELL, Margaret P. Brandeburg, 93, of Charleroi, died March 15. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SACCO, Mary Alice, 84, formerly of Finleyville, died March 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SANDERS, Louise R., 99, of Zelienople (formerly of Fallowfield Township), died March 30. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SILASSY, Charles “Chuck” K., 45, of West Mifflin, died March 18. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SMITH, Bryan, 26, of Bethel Park, died March 14. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SOMPLE, Joseph, 95, of Murrysville (formerly of Brentwood), died April 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SOWDEN, John W. Jr., (a.k.a. “Poppy” or “Jack” or “Sarge” or “Uncle Jackie”), 88, of Monongahela (formerly of North Charleroi), died March 29. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SPARA, Raymond S., 84, of Monongahela (River Hill) (formerly of Ruffsdale), died April 2. Arrangements

by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. STANZEL, Irene E. (HALKO), 86, of West Mifflin, died March 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STEIN, Geraldine Cannon, 85, of Finleyville, died March 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STOOPS, Genevieve (BISTLINE), 100, of Pleasant Hills died March 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SWAN, Richard T., 71, of North Charleroi, died March 26. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. TAKACH, Donald K. Sr., 79, of Pleasant Hills, died March 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TAMBURI, Robert V. Sr., 88, of Whitehall, died April 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TAMILIA, Donna L. (LEE), 62, of South Park, died March 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TAYLOR, Donald Wayne, of South Park, died April 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. THAYER, Theresa C., 80, of Finleyville, died March 31. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. VERO, Ruth Ann, 80, of Finleyville, died March 21. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. VIGLIOTTI, Samuela Angelina “Nellie A”, (BALOTTI), 100, formerly of Baldwin Borough, died March 16. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WARNER, Michael “Mike”, 81, of South Park, died March 19. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WEBER, Theresa Marie, 85, of North Charleroi, died March 11. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. WEBSTER, Eileen H., 91, of Finleyville, died March 30. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. ZUPETIC, John G., 79, of West Mifflin, died April 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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School News...School News PHMS second place team (l-r) includes Eliza Fisher, McKenna Haggerty, Shanice McNeil, Blayne Downer, and Gavin Sweeney

PHMS first place team (l-r) includes Cate Chalovich, Ayaan Ansari, Tony Sparta, Aiden Mohideen, and Christine Rossi

McClellan third place team (l-r) includes Logan Schaffer, Jesse Mellor, Ellie Toma, Ali Chalovich, and Maddy Gula

West Jefferson Hills Students Excel in Junior Envirothon Mr. Dan Giger, gifted support teacher at TJHS, recently designed and organized the first-ever local Junior Envirothon competition. The Junior Envirothon was held on April 6 at the Home Economics building in South Park for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition was to engage students and to help them better Pennsylvania’s ecology as well as generate awareness for the high school level Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition. Mr. Giger collaborated with the Allegheny County Conservation District and structured the Junior Envirothon exactly like the upper-level competition, in which teams of five students compete in field testing using their knowledge of wildlife, aquatics, forestry, soil, and a current event. The Junior Envirothon included students from several districts in grades 4 through 8, and West Jefferson Hills’ elementary and middle school teams took top honors! Out of 17 teams that competed, McClellan Elementary placed first and third in the elementary division, and PHMS actually took first AND second place in the middle school division.

Clairton Students Visit Warhol Museum

Congratulations, Kyrese Davis!

The Future is Mine and the gifted program recently took a special field trip to the Andy Warhol Museum, where they toured the facility, learned about different types of art, and got to create their own masterpieces.

Congratulations to Kyrese Davis on receiving the 3rd quarter Extra Effort Award from Steel Center Career and Technical Education for Medium and Heavy Trucking Tech. Recipients are chosen by shop instructors each quarter.

McClellan first place team (l-r) includes Cara Vereb, Aislin Majoris, James Hausman, Dylan Legeza, and Andrew Buzard

Welcome, State Representative Davis!

Clairton City School District Receives Donation from GPVA

Clairton City School District proudly welcomes State Representative Austin Davis, 35th Legislative District to Clairton Elementary. Rep. Davis participated in a round table discussion with Board members and administration. He then visited kindergarten classrooms to read to the students, as part of Read Across America Week.

Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates donated 1% of their profits to Clairton City School District’s Greater Pittsburgh Vascular School Partnership Incentive Fund. This donation will help all students in K-12. Pictured are Clairton City School District's student service liaison, Alexis Trubiani, and Dr. Gennedy Geskin.

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Ringgold Elementary School North Hosts Book Fair and Reading Night Ringgold Elementary School North recently held a book fair and Title One reading night. Children were offered a free book of their choice and snacks. Principal Ross Ference played Bingo with the kids. Pictured with Principal Ference are Madison Yates, Mikie Pusateri and Shelby Coccagna.

Thomas Jefferson High School Introduces Big Jag Little Cub Club as Mentorship Initiative

The Big Jag Little Cub Club of Thomas Jefferson High School held a meet-n-greet event in the high school gymnasium for all of the second grade classrooms in the district. The high school students and second graders have been exchanging hand-written letters all year and were extremely excited to finally meet. Members of the Big Jag Little Cub Club organized an Earth Day theme with lots of STEM activities for the second graders, including decorating their own goodie bags, making a garden-ina-glove, and solving a code wall mural. The high schoolers held up signs with their “Little Cub” names so the second graders could locate them as they entered the gym. Each elementary school was assigned a different morning session to accommodate all of the students. It was a wonderful morning of friendship, fun and unity. The Big Jag Little Cub Club at the high school is comprised of approximately 150 members and is modeled after the Big Brother, Big Sister Organization. The Big Jag Little Cub Club works with the elementary schools to provide positive role models and foster peer development by connecting with students across the community.

St. Elizabeth Elementary School Opens Registration for Preschool and Grades K - 8 Saint Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills offers full-day 4-year-old preschool five days a week. Parents can choose from the following options: 3 days (MWF) - half or full day or 5 days – half or full day, with afterschool care available for the 4-year-old preschoolers. 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, call 412- 881-2958 or email St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills is accepting registrations for kindergarten and grades 1-8. Before and afterschool care is available. If you would like more information, call 412-881-2958. 43 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Jefferson Hills Students Recognized as “Top of the Shop” Several Thomas Jefferson High School students were recognized for their outstanding efforts and achievement at Steel Center for Career and Technical Education. The following students received the “Top of the Shop” award for achieving top overall performance for the first semester and were selectTyler Failoni ed for demonstrating outstanding conduct, work ethic, attendance and proficiency of course work: Thomas Cox, Collision and Repair; Maci Mason, Cosmetology; and Tyler Failoni, Medium Heavy Truck. Additionally, Brooke Klingman received the Extra Effort Award in the Health Assistant field for the 3rd quarter. Brooke was chosen by her instructor for demonstrating outstanding attitude, work ethic, attendance and dependability. Congratulations to all!

Thomas Cox

Maci Mason

Ringgold National Honor Society Makes Donation to MVH Cancer Center

Pictured are (l-r): Keisha Jones, RN, medical oncology at MVH; Ringgold High School NHS officers Kasyia Rowe-Lawrence, president; Justin Nemec, secretary; Rachel Funtal, treasurer; Ashley Harbaugh, vice president; and Anne Raible, RN, medical oncology at Monongahela Valley Hospital.

The officers of the Ringgold High School National Honor Society (NHS) led their school chapter in raising money to purchase daffodils and chocolate lollipops for patients and staff at the Monongahela Valley Hospital Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. The students considered many non-profit organizations for the donation. They voted to support the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days, purchasing daffodils to brighten the day for patients and staff at the MVH Cancer Center. These students have high aspirations of being in the medical field one day after their education. They all felt a personal connection to Monongahela Valley Hospital and referred to it as their hospital.

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Home & Garden Pennsylvania Resources Council to Conduct Composting Workshops The Pennsylvania Resources Council has announced its spring 2018 schedule of workshops, to take place at numerous locations in Allegheny County. To register for a PRC workshop, visit or call 412-4887490 x226. BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS • Wednesday, May 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., South Park Buffalo Inn • Saturday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m. – noon, Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Township • Tuesday, May 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Library Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost. Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings. Cost is $70 per person or $75 per couple and includes one composting bin. Pre-registration is required.

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




BETHEL PARK James Hazelett M. Scott Talbott Federal National Mortgage Assn. Wayne Zanardelli E. Eugene Hershberger Catherine Capane Tyler Cook Estate of Robert Sharrer Three M Real Estate Assoc. L.P. Estate of Jackie Linn Moore Christine Kuhn Ralph Bucci Robert Zanon Estate of Donald Alvin Manning Frances Joseph Catania estate et al. William Craze George Meyers et al. W. Bryan Pizzi II Emily K Kunzman Raitano John Wodarek Anthony Iarrapino

Michael Von and Sharon Louise Koehler 3236 Comanche Road $305,000. Sean and Anna Lewis 26 Conestoga Drive $178,600. Ansley Virgin and Anthony Basso 528 Glenrock Drive $104,500. Sheldon and Susan Zytnick 3013 Grandview Farms Place $561,500. JoAnn Stover and Shaun Joseph Sears 5700 Library Road $135,000. Jeffery and Vickie Bengier 5961 Murray Ave. $197,500. John and Vanessa Robertson 116 Old Village Lane $143,500. Penn Magnolia Holdings LLC 24 Santa Fe Drive $106,000. Tracy Sylvester 904 Tanglewood Drive $185,000. George and Christine Meyers 3529 Ashland Drive $217,500. Federal National Mortgage Assn. 2821 Cedar St. $3,768 by sheriff’s deed. Somn and Durga Kafley 3300 Forest Road $23,500. Laurel Miller 1027 Fox Terrier Drive $220,000. David and Patricia Dycus 3129 Hillcrest Road $137,500. 5454 Library Road LLC 5454 Library Road $250,000. 5659 Library LLC 5649 Library Road $90,000. Craig Lessler 5749 Library Road $115,000. Marissa Consolmagno 5497 Library Road Unit 2 $135,900. Holly Dynoske 5491 Library Road Unit 21 $131,500. Heather Marie Washington Ruth and Eric Ruth 430 Limestone Drive $238,000. ADI Services LLC 5541 Progress Blvd. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $399,000). Karen Donnellan estate et al. Finance America Reverse LLC 6055 Ramsgate Drive $32,000 by sheriff’s deed. Thomas DePasquale Amie Erickson 12 Alton Drive $180,000. Estate of Eleanor Bellini Eric and Maria A Shoe Kurtzrock 5562 Annetta Drive $155,000. Michael Lannon Benjamin and Kara Shaffer 2932 Eastview Road $235,000. David Dimperio Brett and Dina Fouser 1053 Hamlin Drive $243,000. Robert Schaeffer Robert and Erica Goforth 5986 Kings School Road $169,000. Robert Mellinger Jeffrey and Kailey Geisinger 495 Limestone Drive $224,900. WC McCloskey Family L.P. Jack and Emily Nystrom 700 McMurray Road $195,000. Patricia Maxine Hackett Jami and Harold Olminsky 5832 Monongahela Ave. $196,500. Barbara Hieronimus Matthew Crumrine and Katelin Zeman 2824 W. Munroe St. $232,900. Craig Brooks Rovshan and Yuliya Mirzakhakimov 991 Highfield Road $160,000. Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Matthew and Amanda Gerwel 1648 Holly Hill Drive $348,161. Cartus Financial Corp. Stephen and Kelly Balta 515 Hollydale Drive $325,000. Earl Kleckner John and Karen Piazza 4762 Library Road $250,000. Certified Investment Properties LLC John Richards 5374 Library Road $235,000. Tuff Properties LLC Joshua Scanlon 5654 Villahaven Drive $92,000. Twin Properties LLC TP West L.P. 4462 Fourth St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $78,660). Estate of Emmy Bower Rachel Stoyanoff 609 Arkwood Drive $117,500.


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Bethany Denner Bonidie Thomas and Maria Kress Matilda Stimmel et al. Megan Rodgers Jean Klein John Wooliscroft II/Elaine Rachelle Wooliscrof Lynne Lescott Nicholas Biddle and Barbara Serafini Gary Buzzatto Emily Kraynak Linda Robinson Stilley Frank Szubra III Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLCPhyllis and Mark Hoge Stephen Balta Samuel Coffman et al. and Bonny Coffman Anthony Conceicao Douglas and Lauren Leigh Otto Ronald Kotkiewicz Lynn Budziszewski Christopher Lawrence Rami Namas and Heba Nammas Gloria Brusoski Jeffrey Paul Viglione Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Ryan Brucker and Amber Crompton Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Joshua and Nicole Bilsky

6183 Boxer Drive 5568 Clark Ave. 1223 Clifton Road 3333 Elmdale Drive 103 Heather Drive 4776 Hilltop Lane 1644 Holly Hill Drive 5647 Janet Drive 5934 McPherson Ave. 106 Old Village Lane 3225 Postgate Drive 1271 Tidewood Drive 5609 Willow Terrace 5621 Willow Terrace Drive

CHARLEROI Brimar Enterprises Abels Rentals Inc. Abels Rentals Inc. Harry Porter Steve Haynos Johnathan Gessel Tullio Mattie Jr. Stephen Slebodnik III Joseph Shupenko Capri Realty LLC Joseph Alcorn Doris Santos

Mark Scholl Iron Bridge Holdings LLC Iron Bridge Holdings LLC Harold Heady Jr. and Jodi Rodino Wells Fargo Bank trustee GSMPS Mortgage Loan Trust Arnold Rubin C2 Strategic Investments LLC Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB trustee Bradley Diess Xferlogic Inc. Todd and Courtney Saxon

422-424 Fallowfield Ave. 404 Lookout Ave. 801 McKean Ave. 1202 Crest Ave. 317 Woodland Ave. 1015 McKean Ave. 200 Woodland Ave. 815 Lookout Ave. 152 Maple Ave. McKean Way 335 Fallowfield Ave. 919 Fallowfield Drive

JEFFERSON HILLS Veterans Administration Craig D’Alessandro Estate of Cora Jean Taucher John Saracco Jr.

Nicholas Capaccio Nicholas and Jena Matty Cinrich Properties LLC James and Mary Lynn Muha

5040 Alta Vista Drive 503 Ashley Lane Gill Hall Road 228 Meadowfield Lane

$290,000. $151,000. $125,000. $172,500. $220,000. $204,000. $361,390. $198,080. $193,900. $125,000. $290,000. $210,500. $338,315. $355,300. $78,881. $67,500. $67,500. $19,000. $1,122 by sheriff’s deed. $1,065 by sheriff’s deed. $46,000. $25,000. $1,031 by sheriff’s deed. $5,000. $4,000. $22,000.


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How to Plant A Tree for Successful Growth More sunlight and warm temperatures frequently inspire homeowners to spend more time in the great outdoors during spring and summer. Outdoor projects often top homeowners’ to-do lists in spring and summer, with gardens and landscapes taking center stage. Planting more trees around the yard is one popular project that can improve property value and benefit the environment.

Getting started Visit a garden center or nursery and select a tree that will be hardy in your planting zone. Choosing native trees can increases the likelihood that the new tree will adapt to its surroundings. Also, inspect trees to determine if they’re healthy before taking them home. Look for evidence of root girdling, which occurs when the roots circle around the perimeter of the container and surround the trunk. Trees should not have any dead or dormant branches. The DIY Network suggests locating the tree where it can thrive. This means selecting a spot that can make it easier for the tree to grow tall and wide. Avoid planting near the house, where roots can crack concrete or asphalt, and always plant away from underground pipes. (Continued on page 47)


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Abdullah Ulku Matthew and Stacey Graf 117 Tangelo Drive Raymond Ort Thomas Quirin and Miranda Fincham 1112 Wakefield Road McKeesport Industrial Development Author Port Vue Plumbing Inc. 191 Wall Road (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $461,016) by sheriff’s deed. Ronald Mesing Jarrod and Amanda Hill 1813 Gill Hall Road NVR Inc. Adam and Kristin Withers 364 Greene Drive Coquelet Inc. Michael and Wade Goslicky 1051 N. Scotia Hollow Road Melissa L Caldwell Brown James Williams and Caitlin McMonagle 1032 Rierview Drive WVUE 2015-1 Bethany Shay and Kevin Kilinsky 2101 Adams Drive True Line Corp. Back 40 Group Chambers Lane Ronald Mesing Jarrod and Amanda Hill 1813 Gill Hall Road Jonathan Holuta Christopher and Cassidy Cirigliano 518 Gill Hall Road Ann Henderson Kendal Lutch 2004 Old Clairton Road MB2K Development Inc. Michael and Marcey L Madera Lieberum 3045 Shady Timber Lane Mark Cercone Jeremy and Kristina Dincher 3056 Thomas Jefferson Drive Robert Stump Shawn Marshall and Holly Dawn Seguin 147 Wray Large Road Ronald Sciarerretti Kirk and Jenel Sciarretti 1221 Second St. David Razumic Erik Manetta 306 Tangelo Drive Housing & Urban Development John Slivka Jr. 1151 Alice Ave. Clint Patrick Baldwin et al. Robert Stump 1220 Gill Hall Road Raymond Messmer Seth and Kelly Ann Miller 1804 Jefferson Ridge Drive Brian Macioce Rebecca Bachman 368 New World Drive Jessica L Carlson Reed Stephanie Sciulli 1452 S. Randolph Drive Zokaites Properties L.P. Adnan Bajrami et al. and Ajshe Rexhepi 3368 Woodwind Drive MONONGAHELA Estate of Anthony Eusepi Marguerite Kerr Patty Ruth LLC PNC Bank NA William Byers Branden Frankie Estate of John Radic NEW EAGLE Larry Lytle Lugene Calderone Joshua Tonecha

Joane and Michael Chmiel Kenneth Schmigel Benjamin and Elizabeth Penley Shawn Sheikhzadeh Wells Fargo Bank Dylan Galiffa Jaclyn Marie Day

Frye St. 220 Vine St. 24 Fourth Ave. 26 Dakota St. 906 Lawrence St. 1112 Try St. 710 Birch St.

David Young 118 Union Eagle Trust Rojo Holdings LLC Benjamin Fisher

Seth Vlosich 118 First Ave. John Simpson and Marybeth Garde Simpson 183-185 Chess St. Leverage Properties LLC 129 Main St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $76,200). Frick Tri County Federal Credit Union 170 First Ave. Rojo Holdings LLC 118 Union Ave. Derek Hunter Taylor 118 Union Ave. Robert Anderson 135 Third Ave.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Togo Custom Homes Daniel Wallach James Paul

John Petrisin Patrick McCulloch Lee and Elizabeth Anne Barnes

129 Brawdy St. 307 Buckingham Drive 108 E. Edgewood Drive

Price $250,000. $209,900. $95,000 $235,000. $303,725. $184,000. $200,000. $280,000. $225,000. $235,000. $144,900. $77,000. $96,900. $429,900. $295,000. $176,000. $190,000. $15,000. $150,000. $217,000. $115,000. $114,000. $345,000. $69,000. $30,000. $159,000. $13,650. $1,001 by sheriff’s deed. $129,000. $95,000. $80,900. $133,000. $0 $1,071 by sheriff’s deed. $20,000. $10,000. $129,000. $11,100. $1,150,000. $302,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




David Coffey Scott and Laura Burd 109 Fireside Drive $394,500. Ironwood Estates L.P. MBK Land Co. LLC Ironwood Court $1,080,000. Victor Gialanella Champion Capital L.P. 115 Lexington Drive $442,000. Kristien Marra Robert Pennington Corson 172 Marion Drive $280,000. Pierina Fayish Brad and Kellie Grosteffon 463 McCombs Road $430,000. Frank South Robert and Amy Rucker 111 Roscommon Place $190,000. Estate of George Rauch Lynn Rauch 219 Sienna Trail $32,500. Estate of Thomas Eddy William and Patricia Hittinger 87 Alexander Drive $440,000. Todd Kudas National Residential Nominee Services Ic 123 Bremen Lane $470,000. National Residential Nominee Services Ic Eric and Anne Moskal 123 Bremen Lane $470,000. Jeffrey Lang Clayton and Martha Collins 964 Church Hill Road $468,000. Kevin Spinola Chelsy Marie and Adam Gregory Levin 125 Demmel Drive $230,000. Stephen Siller Tunnel Towers Found.Service Members Benefit Trust 445 Longleaf Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $479,400). Robert Trax estate et al. Jarad and Jessica McClellan 700 Sugar Camp Road $310,000. John Sloane Jr. Robert Pilardi et al. and Debra Pilardi 262 Thompsonville Road $410,000. Nancy Habel et al. Kathryn Peelor 101 Bayberry Court $224,900. Evans Family Trust For Real Estate David and Evelyn Ellenwood 116 Bethany Drive $395,000. C & S Realty Ventures L.P. Gregory James Ventures LLC E. McMurray Road $800,000. Housing & Urban Development Terry and Rose Pepper 132 Roscommon Place $208,900. Tracy Sylvester David and Ashley Dimperio 102 Salisbury Drive $321,500. Michael Rohrs James and Tiffany Oden 297 Sutherland Drive $330,000. Thomas Homes Inc. Dale Thomas Holding Co. LLC 2869-2871 Washington Road $1,005,998. Patricia Gitzen et al. Freedom Mortgage Corp. 125 Braun Drive $1,269 by sheriff’s deed. Daniel Kulbieda Michael and Melissa Quealy 322 Buffalo Ridge Road $590,000. Anthony Raffaele Gerald Levendusky 845 E. McMurray Road $208,000. William Lieb Thomas and Jennifer Gantzer 119 Marlboro Drive $380,000. Domenica Brooks Christopher and Beth Buzzelli 416 Timberlake Drive $275,000. Thomas Ali Andrew Etzel and Jamie Thompson 230 Turkeyfoot Road $391,000. Alfredo Hinojos Michael and Tifany Dennison 208 Abbey Brook Lane $738,500. Colin Glavin Cartus Financial Corp. 300 Bridle Trail $575,000. Cartus Financial Corp. Beth and Maria Heiser Kramer 300 Bridle Trail $575,000. Karla Kefover Trisha Combs and Nicholaus Domachowski 400 Cheri Drive $231,000. Edward Brian Doran John and Kathleen Cowan 124 Druid Drive $360,000.

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Planting the tree Now it is time to amend the soil. It’s not enough to enrich only the soil in the hole where the tree will be placed. Move out into a circular area beyond where the roots will start so that roots can expand and properly anchor the tree. The next method of success is to ensure that the tree has a large enough hole to contain the existing root ball and allow for roots to grow and expand. Better Homes and Gardens experts say to prepare a hole that is two to three times as wide as the root ball of the tree. Treat the root ball gently. If the roots are wrapped in burlap, remove the burlap or push it to the bottom of the hole. Backfill the hole with soil and check that the tree is straight. Stake the tree to help it stay upright and straight until the roots anchor it more effectively. A layer of mulch around the base of the tree can prevent weeds and reduce water loss. Water daily for several weeks. It’s best to leave trees be for the first growing season, only removing broken or diseased limbs. Resist pruning and shaping until the tree has survived its first season.

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PETERS TOWNSHIP Ted Frambes Robert Hilden Samuel D Harkness Family Trust Christopher Thomas Beichner

Kevin and Angela McGuire Christopher Anthony/Melanie Dawn Lawrence Todd Stoll and Christine Harkness trustee Eric Attanucci and Faith Miller

120 Evans Drive 220 Fox Run Drive 160 Maple Lane 330 Quail Run Road

$285,000. $523,500. $398,000. $141,500.

ROSTRAVER Estate of Evelyn Paulman Randall Bombach Gary Seykoski Robert Bigi Estate of Kenneth Reigh US Bank NA trustee Dorothy Jean Bowlen Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of Patricia Marsden Robert Showman Joseph Berkich

David McGrath Jr. Scott Shipley and Laura Piecknick James and Patricia Pascoe Jeffrey Baluch Dana Coddington Gregory Hoitink David Donaldson Zhen Yu Huang Robert and Jennifer Cooper Charles and Joyce Smith Edward Makowski Joshua Little and Amy Carper

406 Rostraver Road 384 Vernon Drive 5157 Cedar Hill Blvd. 145 W. McClain Road 1133 Willowbrook Road 528 Howard St. 327 Patterson Lane 286 Stump Drive 306 Stump Drive 221 Woodland Ave. 1345 Fells Church Road 182 Valley View Drive

$76,000. $282,699. $232,000. $259,500. $149,900. $72,000. $15,000. $320,532. $295,136. $5,000. $222,000. $260,000.

Julieann Gaita 1275 Armstrong Drive David Keener III and Ashley Clark 6101 Broad St. Janice Greco 1402 Greenbriar Court Dylan Matthew Thieret 6212 Pleasant St. Central Penn Capital Management LLC 6857 Ridgevue Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $157,662) by sheriff’s deed. Dayna Sikora John Atkinson III 113 Sylvania Drive Lisa M Mitchell Callender Brian and Melissa Brown 969 Bideford Drive KPJ Inc. Raymond Realty Management LLC Brownsville Road Paula Olkosky et al. Blaise and Jenna Tritschler 6511 Ventura Drive Brian Duggan Gregory and Natalie Smay 2532 Bonnie Dell Drive

$173,500. $163,500. $185,000. $93,500. $115,521

SOUTH PARK Edward Beck Jonathan Weisbrod Harold Price Pearlann Gajewski Loreen Szala

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$235,000. $325,000. $95,000. $196,400. $388,000.

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

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M. Basher Jeffrey Smith Quality Rentals Quality Rentals James Price Estate of Gary Burner Melissa Dubyak Bradley William Kramer NVR Inc. Patricia L Eleam Gockley Shawn Ahearn Kylie Zeiler Daniel Battista Gary Vallano Alexandra Schanck Estate of Glenna Zubal Dennis Mateya Frances Kueshner

Allegheny County Development Authority Harding Ave. Stephen and Ma Regina MacDonald 2252 Watchfield Drive Debra and Donald DeMartin 1258 Beagle Drive Elizabeth and Brian Guzek 3017 Decker Drive Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority Harding Ave. Corey Gallagher 937 Holly Lynne Drive Thomas and Kathleen Onda 996 Holly Lynne Drive Jeffrey Guerriero Jr. and Savannah Guerriero 3106 Julie Drive Daniel and Melissa Dubyak 127 Maria’s Way David and Rebecca Enick 1765 Patrick Place Michael Patrick and Gabrielle Elliott 6556 Quaker Drive Derek and Victoria Rorabaugh 6548 Zupancic Drive Kristopher Kevin Koeppl and Kelly Marie Gribschaw 3068 Amy Drive Mark Simone and Jennifer Lynn Zitelli 2426 Bonnie Dell Drive Jordan Christopher James Pierce/Bonnie Elizabe 866 Connolly Ave. Cheryl Stauffer 1494 Greenbriar Drive Eugene and Deborah Dvorchak 650 Hidden Ridge Court 101 Richard Unglaub 1818 Renee Drive

$8,150. $270,000. $76,000. $85,000. $1,875. $188,000. $222,000. $225,000. $315,040. $115,000. $195,000. $203,900. $205,000. $315,000. $145,000. $200,000. $142,000. $85,000.


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Finleyville Elrama Road (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $38,973). Estate of Leonard Kraft Scott Skovranko 6645 Library Road Joseph Filtz Jared and Brianna Cameron 36 Norton Drive Estate of William Recker Caleb and Jaclyn Winne 4196 Finleyville Elrama Road John Gilmore et al. Shields Asphalt LLC 75 Courtney Hill Road Robert Spencer Rhoda Rachelle and Robert Frye 17 Sawmill Road Mary Morrison Christine Brant 16 Circle Ave. Margaret Henrich Angela and Timothy Fischer 20 Boyka Drive Daniel Mulkern Timothy and Kelly Haney Cherry Ave. John Berniak et al. Ryan and Grace Coffield 1472 Route 837 Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit


$95,900. $195,000. $177,500. $163,500. $231,750. $72,000. $153,000. $39,900. $250,000.

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District X Garden Club Federation of PA Holds Annual Spring Tea

District X Garden Club Presidents for 2018 include row 1: Angie Raitano, Valley GC; and Michael Sarriano, GC of Munhall, and row 2: Alice Harris, Mon Valley GC; Terri Laird, Town & Country GC; Vina McLeod, District X Director; Wanda Perry, Great Meadows GC; Helen Galluppe, VP Pleasant Hills GC; and Linda Coleman, Martha Washington GC.

GCFP District X held its Annual Members Spring Tea on April 4, 2018 at the Mon Valley YMCA. Guest speaker Denise Schreiber of Pleasant Hills presented ‘Fragrant Plants for Almost Year Round’ featuring fragrant plants for both indoors and outside. The ‘Trash to Treasure’ contest winner was Martha Washington Garden Club for their entry in the theme of ‘Saddle Up’. Club presidents spoke on the topic, ‘Who would miss your garden club if you didn’t exist?’ Members enjoyed lunch and desserts before the meeting ended.

Denise Shreiber of Pleasant Hills presented a program titled ‘Fragrant Plants for Almost Year Round.’

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Local Worship Servant Floretta “Flo” Demus to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship 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 on Thursday evening, May 3, with Servant Floretta “Flo” Demus, founder of Kingdom Sake Ministries International, ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge. Flo, a faithful member of Greater Works Outreach in Monroeville, PA, is a prophetic intercessor and teaches the Word of God with great power and authority. She is co-host on the new weekly program Sister 2 Sister, which

airs on CTV. In 2004, she founded Kingdom Sake Ministries International. Flo and her teams have traveled nationally and internationally. Flo has ministered in Ghana, West Africa; Nicaragua, Central America; Ecuador, Columbia, Trinidad and San Nicolas Argentina. The ministry also owns land in Ghana. They are building a school for children in grades K-12. All are welcome to attend. For further information call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-2584293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-2584516.

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

visit Become part of a small group. Grow, connect, learn, laugh and pray. There’s a small group that meets most evenings of the week. Sign up online or email to get plugged in to one! Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, is an open meeting held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, a support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m. Grief Share, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through June 28, OR Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon through June 29. Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in

your life. You will learn what is really normal when you are grieving, how to take the time you need to grieve your loss, and that there is hope for the future in this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time. A miracle healing service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14 with Pastor Sue Willis; music by Healing Waters Praise Team. Jesus showed that divine healing is a vital part of God's plan for mankind. Fast and pray; bring the sick and afflicted!

Holy Family Parish in West Newton Sponsors Vatican International Exhibition Holy Family Parish, 225 N. Second St., West Newton, is sponsoring the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, as compiled by Servant of God Carlo Acutis and sponsored by Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association. The event will take place on June 1 - 4 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There is no charge to see this display of over 150 posters portraying the Eucharistic miracles that have occurred all over the world. Come and be mystified.

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First Baptist Church of Monongahela Hosts Women’s Simulcast Conference with Priscilla Shirer First Baptist Church of Monongahela will hold a women’s simulcast conference with Priscilla Shirer, star of the hit movie “War Room.” A simulcast is an event that is broadcast to various locations simultaneously through the Internet. We will stream the Priscilla Shirer Live event using web-based technology. Please join the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist as we host this one-day event on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 1st Baptist Church of Monongahela, 601 West Main Street, Monongahela. Doors open at 9 a.m. Cost is $25. Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. This price is non-refundable and includes coffee, pastries, and a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. To register, visit

Ray Domachowski Named ‘Special Day Apart’ Speaker at Elizabeth MMJF The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its annual Special Day Apart at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, on Saturday, May 19. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. Reservations costing $12 are necessary for a catered buffet lunch, which will be followed by an afternoon session at 1 p.m. Reservations must be received no later than Monday, May 15. Make your $12 check payable to Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship and mail to Virgie Vidil, 9911 Walker Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Domachowski is currently pastoral associate at the Life Church of Washington, PA. He ministers in spiritual gifts and prophetic ministry and was certified with Christian International Ministry. He has been featured in Jubilee Magazine and has spoken at several different conferences in our area. He had an experience with Jesus Christ in 1980 that transformed his life forever. All are welcome to attend. Come with expectancy to hear and see God


move! For further information, please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

First United Methodist Church of Monongahela May Happenings The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. • Friday Night Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4. • Family Movie Night featuring “Champion” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11. “In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.” No charge, light refreshments served. • Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each. • Small groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. • The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday with a prayer blanket making night at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth 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, contact 724258-7054. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela.

Glassport United Methodist Church May Events Glassport United Methodist Church is located at 501 Ohio Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. They can be reached at 412672-2866. • Sunday school is held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 10 a.m. (May 13 and 22). • Prayer Shawl Ministry is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. • Glassport United Methodist Church offers preschool for those ages 3-5 with certified teachers. Everyone is welcome! 53 —————————————————————————————————————————— 54 —————————————————————————————————————————

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South Park Theatre Releases 2018 Season

The theme for this year’s Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust Board (MMVCT) 2018 competition celebrates an iconic favorite song from the “Sound of Music.” This year’s competition will include a photography category as well as the art category to expand and promote the opportunities for this local competition. The competition is open to local artists and photographers living in Mon Valley communities or attending school in areas that share commonality and runs through June 9, 2018. There are four age categories in the art category, ranging from 8-79+ years of age, and two age categories in the photographer category: 18 and under and 19 and over. The application will also require a short paragraph describing their inspiration for choosing their favorite thing. First place winners in each age category will receive $100 and could also be a winner for sponsored awards donated by local businesses ranging from $25 to $75. Local businesses will name their award after a favorite thing and select the winning recipient from entries in either category. Community Bank is partnering with the Trust this year to publish the winning entries in both the art and photography categories in a packet of post cards to highlight our talented local artists and photographers. Donna Vesely, MMVCT Chair said, “Tim Urda, owner of Badzik Printing in Monessen, donates his expertise and provides first quality printing for the box of cards. Post cards will provide a history of our local artists’ and photographers’ works and [give them] the experience of having their work published.” As with last year, local library branches will be the drop off locations for entries and are listed on the MMVCT’s website. After the June 9 deadline, entries will be displayed for the judges and public at SPHS in Charleroi from June 15 to June 28. The artwork will be judged again this year by Parker Burroughs, Suzie Sparks, Lenora Palonder, Jim Bove and Mary Ann Kopach Laber. Judges for the photo category have not been confirmed, but will be shortly, and will be included on the MMVCT website. The Opening Reception and one day exhibit will take place on July 1 at the Mon Valley Country Club. Winners will be announced at the reception and will include workshops and music to offer a variety of experiences throughout the day.

South Park Theatre opened its 2018 Season on May 3 with Neil Simon's famous comedy, "California Suite." Performances are every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 19. Plays and musicals continue all summer long, including "The Cemetery Club," a dramatic comedy by Ivan Menchell (May 24-June 9), "Seasonal Allergies," a romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino (June 24-30), "Why Do Fools Fall In Love," a rockin' ‘60s musical by Roger Bean, "Catch Me If You Can," a psychological thriller by Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert Lesa Donati portrays Betty Ford in (August 2-18), "Funny Money," a comSouth Park Theatre’s 2017 edy of errors by Ray Cooney (August production of “Tea for Three.” 23-September 8), "Now & Then," a brand new romantic comedy by Sean Grennan (September 13-29), and Agatha Christie's "The Stranger," a murder mystery (October 4-20). Performances take place on the indoor main stage, and tickets are just $15 for plays, and $18 for the musical. Ticket reservations can be made by calling the box office at 412-831-8552. The South Park Children's Theatre will kick off its 2018 season with "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (June 11-20), "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" (June 25-July 3), "The Little Mermaid" (July 9-18), "The Elves & The Shoemaker" (July 23Aug 1), "Thwacked: A Fractured Fairytale Musical" (August 6-15). Children's Theatre productions are performed for kids, by kids. Productions take place on the beautiful outdoor stage - picnics and lawn chairs welcomed. Tickets are just $3 at the door, and children 2 years and under are free! South Park Theatre is located across the street from the fairgrounds, at the intersection of Corrigan Dr. and Brownsville Rd. For more information about any Mainstage or Children's Theatre production, please visit the website

Second Annual Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival Planned for May 16th – 20th The 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival, a showcase of 40 original sacred artworks, literary readings and musical performances, will be held May 16-20 at Our Lady of Grace Church, Scott Township. Visitors to this free, five-day festival will experience a unique encounter with the sacred arts in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Linus Meldrum, MFA, this year’s juror for the art exhibition, will give a framing talk on the opening evening of the festival titled “Sacred Art: Bread and Body.” 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.

Literary performances feature readings by Ryan Wilson, award-winning poet and professor of literature at CUA, Washington, DC; Sam Hazo, poet laureate of Pennsylvania and Professor Emeritus of Duquesne University; and Mike Aquilina, poet, editor, television host and author. Musical performances at the PSAF include Mike Gallagher, local Pittsburgh folk singer and Duo Dulce, a unique violin and flute ensemble. View the entire schedule of events at 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!


MAY BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9 p.m. Fridays – Dart Tournament 8 p.m. CLUB 46 CLAIRTON 412-233-7302 307 Division Dr., Clairton, PA 12 – Wisdom 31 – Trivia night DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 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. E&E CLUB 412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave., South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 12 – Marc Cyler 9 p.m.



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18 – Todd Jones 9 p.m. 25 – Justin Kunzelman 8 p.m. 26 – Free Juke Box 10 p.m. – 12 a.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. - close THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh Thursdays – Karaoke Night w/ Upbeat Entertainment Saturdays – DJ Tim with top 40s music and videos R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 5 – Dave Iglar Band 9:30 p.m. 12 – Hybrid Vigor Band 9:30 p.m. 19 – Norman Nardini 12 a.m. 19 – Chrome Moses Band 9:30 p.m. 26 – Cosmic Attack Blues Band 9:30 p.m. Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town AllStars Sunday Service Jam w/ special guest 7-10 p.m.

RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 11 – Jacob Ferry Stragglers 9:30 p.m. 12 – Hillbilly Way 9 p.m. ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 4 – Sea of Heads 11 – The Rock-It Band 18 – The Bill Ali Band 25 – TBA 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:

Elizabeth Hosts Folk Singer at Grand Theatre on June 15th Roots of rock ‘n’ roll and blue grass will be heard when Jennifer Rose sings and plays Appalachian mountain music on her dulcimer at the Grand Theatre in Elizabeth at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15. The Monongahela and Elizabeth Township historical societies will sponsor this performance to reveal the diversity in Appalachian culture and influences of European and African music on American folk music as well as popular music. Rose is a folk singer who learned her songs as she learned to speak growing up in the small town of Berea, KY. As an educated performer with a degree in vocal music from Berea College, Jennifer unites her heritage with her classical training to give listeners an experience of the true integrity of Appalachian singing. Like the haunting ballads sung by the popular Celtic singers, her strong, clear soprano voice aims to entertain audiences. Rose’s daughters, Lydia, 16, and Isabel, 14, will also perform. The concert provides an historical look at Appalachian music which traces back to the ballads of the English and Scottish immigrants who traveled or lived in Southwestern Pennsylvania before drifting south down the long valleys of the Appalachian mountains from 1775 through 1850. Seating is limited for the Jennifer Rose concert. Tickets at $15 are available by calling 724-258-3824 or 412-751-5389 or by visiting

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. For additional information, call 412-751-0526 or go to 56 —————————————————————————————————————————

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931 Main Street Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-239-5122 Acting Director: Char Carpenter

COMMUNITY CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY 3677 Myrtle Avenue Castle Shannon, PA 15234 412-563-4552

May News from Bentleyville Public Library TOPS meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and Crayons meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Book Club meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Location to be announced. The library will be closed May 14 to May 28 for the move from the temporary location at the Fairpoint Building to the Heather Myrah, Library Director Heather Weleski-Youth Services Coordinator

‘It’s An Animal Thing’ Reptile Presentation Scheduled for May 22nd at Castle Shannon Library Join us as we invite ‘It’s An Animal Thing’ Reptile Rescue Group for a special presentation at the library. The pro-

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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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. Who is the new executive director of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce?

gram will include basic reptile information, live snakes, Q & A, stories, and photos! You will get to see beautiful and unique members of their reptile family and interact with them. Registration is required for this event, to take place on May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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 APRIL Pizza Puzzler contest!

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616 East McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-9430 Library Director: Pier Lee

MONESSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER Adulting 101 Series Continues at 326 Donner Avenue Monessen, PA 15062 724-684-4750 Library Director: Dave Zilka

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center Subscribes to Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center has a subscription to The database claims to provide access to approximately 16 billion historical records and have over 2 million paying subscribers, in addition to more than 7 million Ancestry DNA customers. The company says its user-generated content includes 70 million family trees with more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents and written stories from subscribers. The database can only be used in the Library. Come work on your family tree at the Library!

MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY 813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5409

Who received the WCCF Louis Waller Humanitarian Award? What is the name of the famous comedy now playing at the South Park Theatre?


Tutoring Tuesdays Scheduled at Monongahela Area Library Tutoring Tuesdays are held every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Susan Menzer, paraprofessional educator and Ringgold Middle School teacher's aide, is offering free tutoring for grades 3-8. Susan specializes in mathematics, but can help with other subjects. Registration is NOT required.

Peters Township Public Library

Sometimes becoming an adult is not all that you thought it would be – laundry to do, bills to pay, a car to take care of, AND you have to cook your own dinner! To help you learn the skills you need to be an adult without having to call home every 10 minutes, the Peters Township Public Library continues their Adulting 101 series on Saturday, May 19 with Beyond Ramen: Healthy Easy Recipes from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Classes are geared toward 16- to 25-year-olds. Jen Whirlow, Master Nutrition Therapist, Professional Chef, and Community Educator for this practical workshop, will help young people feel more comfortable in the kitchen. She’ll show them that cooking doesn’t have to be complicated using one pot, two burners and five ingredients. They will learn novice cooking skills, recommended basic kitchen equipment, meal planning and budgeting tips, and how to shop with a conscious. Refreshments provided. “As a library, we wanted to become another resource for the young persons in our community to help them live better lives and become independent adults,” said Sue Miller, Assistant Director of the library and facilitator of the series. “These free classes will be a fun and informative way to learn some basic skills and build confidence in handling new situations. We’ve got an enthusiastic group of professionals lined up to offer these monthly classes.” For more information about the series or to register to attend, visit the library web site at or call 724941-9430.

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

West Newton Public Library May News Hours of operation Monday and Thursday from 12 – 5 p.m., Wednesday from 12 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 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: • 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.

Refreshments will be provided. FREERegistration required, call 412-8826622.



Check the library website for additional details at

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

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

‘We Are All Wonders: A Visit with Nick’ to Take Place on May 8th

Star Wars Family Night Hosted at Rostraver Public Library

Join us on Tuesday May 8, at 7 p.m. for a special conversation with a young local living with Apert Syndrome, a condition similar to the main character of our community read, ‘Wonder.’ Nick Wiese will lead a brief picture presentation about what life is like for someone whose appearance stands out from the rest and what challenges he faces as a result. He’ll talk about how his life compares to Auggie’s story in ‘Wonder.’ Nick will answer all of your questions and wants you to know that no question is a bad one. This program is co-sponsored by the Children’s Craniofacial Association.

To celebrate the new Star Wars movie, stop in at the library on Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. to see the members of the Starkiller Garrison. The "Bad Guys Doing Good" in this group are dressed as the Star Wars villains in realistic costumes that are true to the films. Don't miss the fun as we prepare for the new movie! Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs.


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SCOTT TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 301 Lindsay Road Scott Township, PA 15106 412-429-5380 Contact: Angelina Levy

Scott Township Public Library May News Spring Vendor Fair Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Scott Township Municipal Building. Join us for a variety of vendors, Burgh Bites food truck, 50/50, auction items, and more. Dine at Applebee's, Donate to the STPL Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11a.m. – 9 p.m. Visit the Applebee's at 2101 Greentree Rd. and present a flier to your server. Applebee's will donate 15% of your food sales to STPL! Fliers available at the library or at Visit or Scott Township Public Library on Facebook for more programs.

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------GRANDFATHER CLOCK – Ridgeway, beautiful cherry wood, Westminster chimes, excellent condition. $575. 724-258-2329 ___________________________________ SNOWBABIES COLLECTIBLE FIGURINES – Retired pieces all in original boxes. Different prices. 724-258-2329 ___________________________________ PUSH BROOM – 30 inches wide. $5. 724-9417604, leave message. ___________________________________ ANTIQUE DINING ROOM SET – Table with built in leaf – (leaf 12 ft), 6 chairs, 2 arm, padded, table 38x58, china cabinet, buffet table. All in good condition. $1,000. 724-239-2252 ___________________________________ BOOKS – WESTERN POCKET BOOKS. 40 for $40, or trade. 724-941-7604, leave message. ___________________________________ KENNEDY (MACHINIST ROLLAROUND CABINET) – 7 drawer, 34.5” h x 27” w x 18” d. With Utica Machinist tool box, 7 drawer, 13” h x 20” w x 8.5” d. $60. 412-835-5295 ___________________________________ 59 ——————————————————————————————————————————

HOBART COMMERCIAL MEAT GRINDER $350. 412-559-9411 ___________________________________ IGLOO DOG HOUSE – Like new. Paid $110. Sacrifice for $75. 412-559-9411. ___________________________________ DRY DOG FOOD – Brand new, unopened, 57 lb. bag. Make offer. Other dog supplies. Can deliver. 412-559-9411 ___________________________________ ENESCO “CHERISHED TEDDIES” – 40 pieces, all in mint condition with boxes. Original cost over $750, will sell for only $100. 724-929-8259 ___________________________________ VHS TAPES – 160 tapes, clean, well kept. Only $10. 724-929-8259 ___________________________________ CASSETTE TAPES – 130 tapes, head cleaner, 12 (60 minute rec. tapes in plastic, shelving unit and storage box. All for $15. 724-929-8259 ___________________________________ TOYS AND GAMES – Race car # 25 - $20. Lemax lighted table accent boat $12. Pops TV Doctor Who Police box $5. Sorry board game $5, Life board game $5, Jenga (new) $5, Skull $5, My Little Pony Discord $5, My Little Pony Shining Armor $10. 484-866-2278 ___________________________________ TOYS - Pops Oscar the Grouch; Snoopy & Woodstock; Superman; Gus Gus in Slipper; The Arrow; The Elf on the Shelf; Q-Bert; Batman (unmasked); Assortment of Funko Pops. $4 each or___________________________________ 6 for $20. 484-866-2278 CHINA – Noritake, 6603, IVYNE, Service for 12 plus. Exc. Cond. $250 O.B.O. 412-833-1671 ___________________________________ AMERIGLIDE LIFT CHAIR – Cocoa brown color, 5 months old, never used. Under warranty. Originally $500 – selling for $300. Cash only. 412-877-4945 ___________________________________ HEAVY DUTY SOLID OAK SWIVEL DESK CHAIR, NEEDS REUPOLSTERED. $25. 412-952-6503 ___________________________________ GOLF CLUBS-- NIKE VRS #3 HYBRID W/HC GRAPHITE SHAFT R FLEX AS NEW 20.00. COBRA DWS #3 HYBRID GRAPHITE SHAFT R FLEX 15.00. PING PAL 2 PUTTER AS NEW 20.00 4 CLUB WEDGE SET 45, 50, 55, 60 DEG. all 20.00 NIKE 2014 SENIOR FLEX COVERT 2.0 IRONS 6- GAP WEDGE, PREMIUM KURO KAGE GRAPHITE SHAFTS, NEX-COR SPEED FACE, COST RETAIL 700 SELL 145 ALL RIGHT HAND 724-941-6113 ___________________________________ RUGGER M77 243 Winchester Caliber Bolt, $450. 412-496-3718 ___________________________________ RECLINER: Tan Cloth Statolounger, 33"w x 40" long x 40" high, No rips or tears. 412-8334796misc ___________________________________ 28 FT WERNER EXTENSION LADDER. 250 lbs capacity, Type 1 Heavy Duty/Industrial use. Excellent condition-rarely used. $100. Craftsman 10 inch direct drive table saw with legs and two table extensions. $ 75. Please call George at 412 653-4514 ___________________________________ DINING ROOM WOOD CHAIRS. (four) All four for $25. Tires. 4 18570R14. 7/32 tread. All four for $50. 724-984-6611. ___________________________________ BUYING STERLING SILVER JEWELRY: vintage, broken, scrap, and bulk sterling silver jewelry needed for an art project. Best prices paid! Call or text Nikki 724-802-3878 ___________________________________

DOUBLE METAL BED FRAME - New, never been used. Also opens out into a queen bed frame. Asking $20.00. Solid wood maple dining room set. Buffet, 4 chairs, table that is 38” wide 57” long. The table has two 15” leaves attached to each end of the table which are 15” each. Excellent condition. Asking $250.00. Call 724-483-6130 ___________________________________ BEAUTIFUL AND RARE TAURUS TRACKER Stainless 6.5” 17HMR with BSA Panoramic scope.$550. Firm – will send photos – call 724379-8261 ___________________________________ LADIES MINK JACKET, medium, beige, hip length, excellent $200. Large leaded glass shade, multicolor, about 60" round $150 call: (724) 3794162 ___________________________________ STEELERS BOWLING BALL by "On the Ball" brand new. Beautiful. Still in original box. lowered price to $100 obo. Ball is uncut. Comes with display cup. Call 724-984-6611 ___________________________________ REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER: Kenmore Coldspot side-by-side w/icemaker/water (2005) FOR $200 OBO: 724-797-1190 ___________________________________ FOR SALE, HOMESITE LOTS ALL UTILITIES, 18 BUILDING LOTS, BUY ONE OR ALL. IN THE SHIER PLAN, $30K OBO PER LOT OR $247K OBO FOR ALL LOTS, approximately 6 acers total, Sheridan ave,.RT 88, near Ringgold north elementary school, hobbit lane, near Sunoco gas station, one mile to mon-Fayette expressway. please call jan for all the information at: 724-263-5121 ___________________________________ 1981 DODGE MIRADA CMX 318 V8 suregrip auto tilt cold a/c tuff steering wheel convertible top no rust runs very good 62k original miles. original paint top and interior with new headliner. $1395 obo. call724-984-6611 ___________________________________ ENGINE/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION COMBO (2,2 EFI). 100% complete from air cleaner to oil pan. for 1980s Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Kcar. Already out of car and on wheels for easy loading into your vehicle. $75 call 724-984-6611 ___________________________________ 1997-2004 FORD F150/F250 7Lug chrome OEN center cap 3 for 100 $ or 1 for $ 40. 724-8632327 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 60 ————————————————————————————————————————— 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: 724-7971190 ___________________________________ 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: 724-7971190 ___________________________________ DISPLAY CASE: solid wood/four shelves (with glass front doors) FOR $150 OBO: 724-797-1190 ___________________________________ FREE TWO TVS, 32" Sylvania and 19" Samsung both work, wide chassis, remotes, manual Bethel Park 412-620-6239 ___________________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK, Seth Thomas, recently serviced by Ferguson clock repair, 2 year warranty, excellent condition, solid wood, $600. 724-8094400 ___________________________________ ROLLING STONES ALBUMS, 8 in all, $80. 412884-3710 ___________________________________ SINGER PEDDLE SEWING MACHINE. Painted and unpainted holiday bisque ceramics. Curio cabinet $30. Rocker chair $35. 724-736-2348 ___________________________________ TRUCK CAP FOR SALE, fits Ford Ranger, needs glass for gate. $100 724-825-6836 ___________________________________ ANTIQUE IMPERIAL CARNIVAL PUNCH BOWL, gold with 6 cups, $65. Antique carmel slag glass lamp, 15" tall $80. Call: (724) 379-4162 ___________________________________ BABY/CRIB - used at grandma's color - natural, Delta Roma, $75.00. Call 724-348-4267 ___________________________________ ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS and trunk mat (factory) from 2010 Subaru Forester. $50. 724-984-6611 ___________________________________ OLD WOOD WASHING MACHINE $100. Singer peddle sewing machine $100. Rocking chair $35. Holiday bisque ceramics, designer hand bags. 724-736-2348 ___________________________________ SWEEPER, HOOVER, WIND TUNNEL bagless includes attachments, good condition $35.00. 724-929-3891 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ MOUNTAIN BIKE, girls 10 speed, seldom used, $40. 724-348-6704 ___________________________________ 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. ___________________________________ LAWN TRACTOR, Briggs & Stratton, excellent condition, $400. Lift Chair - Levins, beige, excellent condition, $400. 724-348-5685 ___________________________________ CORELLE CHINA, 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 ___________________________________ ATARI 2600, big collection, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-628-5129 ___________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724518-8952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. ___________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-4455821 and leave message. ___________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN, vintage, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 ___________________________________ 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. 724-258-4368 ___________________________________ FOUR DRAWER legal size Haskell file cabinet. $60.00. 724-348-5103. ___________________________________ LP ALBUMS, lot of old vinyl. Mixed genre, TimeLife 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) 4474413 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________

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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CRAFTSMAN MOTOR 3/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 5/8 shaft both ends, $15.00. 724-258-3291 ___________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 ___________________________________ 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 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-379-6866 ___________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING for houses, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717 445-5222 ___________________________________ MEN'S WINTER COAT, London Fog, new, teal, zipout lining, size L, $70. Men' sweatpants, (2), new, black/grey, heavyweight, size M, $40/both. 412831-0436 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------VCR - 724-941-7604, leave message. ___________________________________ BACKYARD MECHANIC - 724-941-7604, leave message. ___________________________________ WANTED, OLDER HOT WHEEL REDLINE CARS. Willing to buy your collection possibly. Cash paid. 724 984 9085 ___________________________________

LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT WANTED: Walkbehind mowers, zero-turn mower, pole pruners, aerators, etc. 724-777-1229 ___________________________________ DESK CHAIR, OAK FRAME, SWIVELS, MOVES WELL, NEEDS REUPOLSTERED. $25. 724-7470610 ___________________________________ 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 412-9972943. ___________________________________ 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. ___________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ___________________________________

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------------ PETS -------PARAKEETS – 20 weeks and younger. Rare and normal colors. $15. Cages from $5. 412-3849349 ___________________________________ IGLOO DOG HOUSE – Like new. Paid $110. Sacrifice for $75. 412-559-9411. ___________________________________ DRY DOG FOOD – Brand new, unopened, 57 lb. bag. Make offer. Other dog supplies. Can deliver. 412-559-9411 ___________________________________ 61 ——————————————————————————————————————————

ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. ___________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------933 ATHILIA AVE, MONESSEN, PA. 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! ___________________________________ FOR SALE, UNION TOWNSHIP, WASHINGTON COUNTY, HOMESITE LOTS ALL UTILITIES, 18 BUILDING LOTS, BUY ONE OR ALL. IN THE SHIER PLAN, $30K OBO PER LOT OR $247K OBO FOR ALL LOTS, approximately 6 acers total, Sheridan ave,.RT 88, near Ringgold north elementary school, hobbit lane, near Sunoco gas station, one mile to mon-Fayette expressway. please call Jan for all the information at: 724-263-5121 ___________________________________ 2 BEDROOM (POSSIBLY 3 BEDROOM) HOUSE, located at 926 Arch Street, Washington, PA 15301. I am looking to sell this house at the very reasonable price of $62.200.00 to the qualified buyer. Owner financed and a low down payment and low monthly payments. This home has a new roof and an above ground pool, a big back and front yard. basement and off street parking. lots of windows and walk in closets. If interested and qualified, please call 724-263-5121, for all the information! ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ FINLEYVILLE PROPERTY - ½ acre parcel lot in Finleyville, nice neighborhood, utilities, $39,900. 724-348-6688 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 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 607-280-3689.

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 ___________________________________ 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 607-280-3689. ___________________________________ 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. 412-3844374 ___________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------DOG WALKING Mon Valley Area, call rich 724258-5539. Affordable and reliable. ___________________________________ WE ARE PROVIDING TRANSLATION SERVICES in all Indian languages ( Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Urdu ). Our native translators are highly experienced and professional. We provide translation services for all major industries like medical, finance, marketing, legal and technical etc. with best price and no compromise in quality. Address 5th Floor 508, Reena Complex,Ramdev Nagar Road, Vidyavihar (W) Mumbai-400086 Maharashtra. Telephone: +91-22-40027681, Mobile: +91-72088-85555, Email Id:, Website: ___________________________________ MASSAGE, deep tissue or Swedish massage. Low prices, just call Mark 412-352-0841. ___________________________________ JIMMY’S FAMOUS ITALIAN ICE sold at Mon Valley Farmers Market. Let me bring my fun, cute ice cart to your special event, graduation, birthday, etc. 412-496-3718 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ 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 ___________________________________ RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-3446999 ___________________________________ 62 ————————————————————————————————————————— MEDICAL APPOINTMENT escort and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-708-8430 ___________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANINGresidual 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 ___________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724518-5947 ___________________________________ 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 412-651-8503 ___________________________________


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 ___________________________________ 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 RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-6409383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. ___________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day

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+___________________________________ 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 412-983-5451. 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 ___________________________________ HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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 ___________________________________ ERANDS, light housekeeping, flexible and dependable-excellent references. contact 724-797-7724 ___________________________________ 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.

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