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Elizabeth Township Celebrates K-9 Officer Eli's Birthday Page 15

South Hills Children's Choir Will Sing in Canterbury Cathedral Page 16

Snowden/South Park High Multi Year Class Reunion Mark your calendar to attend an exciting event to get reacquainted with old friends and reminisce. The Snowden / South Park High School multi-year reunion will be held on Friday August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019. The reunion will be held at the Library Firehall, Rt. 88 in Library, and costs $40/person. The attire for the event is casual. The event includes a Friday morning golf outing (additional fee), a Friday night social gathering and "Party like it's 1999" on Saturday with dancing and great food, BYOB. Please contact Cheryl (Long) Haberstock,, for specific details and to register. A block of rooms has also been reserved if you require overnight accommodations.

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Bicycle Donation For Clairton Elementary School Students The Kurt J. Lesker Company and employees donated over 35 brand new and gently used bicycles and new helmets to children in the Clairton elementary school. Children completed paperwork in February and were chosen based on those application essays and pictures. Kurt J Lesker also supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 4th grade. Pictured are Brayden Holland, 1st grade and Layla Brown, 2nd Grade with their bicycles.

Students at RESN Celebrate Earth Day Students are planting and growing great things at Ringgold Elementary School North. On April 18, in celebration of Earth Day, every grade level had the opportunity to get their hands dirty. Raised vegetable beds were planted and the front sign was planted with flowers. Special thanks to Mr. Chuck Trax, Mr. Rick Jurofcik, Lowe’s, and Latorre Works – without whom the day would not have been possible.


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Ruscitto Asks For Your Vote for Jefferson Hills Borough Council Dear Editor, My name is Nicole Ruscitto, although many of you may know me as Nicole Stoicovy. I am writing to seek the support of Jefferson Hills residents and their vote as a candidate for Jefferson Hills Borough Council. As a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, I appreciate the longstanding traditions of our Jefferson Hills Community. I embrace our resilient communal history, and currently call home to one of our historical neighborhood landmarks. For most of my life I have resided in the West Jefferson Hills School District community. I am committed to ensuring that our political priorities remain focused on our elders, families, local businesses, and most importantly, our future generations. One of the most inspiring attributes in our community is those of us that grew up here, and have chosen Jefferson Hills to raise our families. As a public school teacher for 23 years, I have dedicated my professional career to children and families. My experience as a middle school librarian has taught generations of students the importance of research, analysis, and discussion before making decisions. I will bring this research-based, open discussion to our community and make decisions based on the best interest of all of our residents. My fellow Jefferson Hills neighbors deserve successful, community- benefitted developments. However, before decisions are made, everyone, even those with differing viewpoints will be invited to participate in the discussion. We are entitled to a vision that is responsive and responsible. Focusing on public safety in Jefferson Hills is not just about our appreciation for law enforcement and our volunteer firefighters, it is also about protecting families, safeguarding our healthy green spaces, ensuring acceptable air quality, and nurturing a safe and healthy environment for our children. I believe our precious resources must be developed in a way that strengthen the prosperity of local businesses and are not exploited at the hands of big business and developers. Our priority should always reflect creating and maintaining an optimal livable community for our families. As your candidate for Borough Council, the interest of our children and families regarding public safety, business development, and community development will always be at the forefront. I look forward to meeting you, hearing your concerns and comments, as well as your vision of our community, while together successfully building an innovative and sustainable path for our future. I humbly ask for your support and I appreciate your vote on May 21, 2019. Sincerely, Nicole Ruscitto – Jefferson Hills

Sincere ‘Thanks’ Extended for Successful Food Drive Dear Editor, We’d like to thank the Pleasant Hills and Jefferson Hills communities and all other donors for their generosity. Several weeks ago, we sent an email blast announcing that Prince of Peace Lutheran Church would serve as a drop off point for donations for the ‘SHIM Sack Hunger, Pack Hope’ campaign which supports their food pantry. We also invited our neighbors in Jefferson Hills to utilize this drop off point. The generosity of our communities amounted to 788 pounds of donations! On behalf of the Pleasant Hills Borough council's Community Affairs committee, I'd like to thank all of the residents for their incredible generosity and Prince of Peace for serving as a drop off point. This is a community that cares about its neighbors, and it shows! Sincerely, Matt Miceli Member of Pleasant Hills Borough Council Chair, Community Affairs Committee

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MAY 1 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS – 6:30 p.m., Dinner meeting at Ciccanti Italian Ristorante, Jefferson Hills, PA. Presentation of the Scholarship to a Thomas Jefferson High School Senior Student. There will be no meetings in June, July and August. Meetings will resume on September 4, 2019, at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. MAY DAY TEA AND FLORAL DESIGN – 6:00 p.m., tea and snacks; 6:30 p.m., floral arranging. Healthy Habits Training Center, Greater Washington County Food Bank, 909 National Pike West Brownsville, PA 15417. Bring your best friend, mom, sisters, dad or brothers, neighbors and any other family member and a handful of flowers for an evening of arranging, tea drinking, swapping, ribbon tying, floral themed snacks and bonding over bouquets! Prizes for the Best Spring Bonnet/Hat! You bring the flowers and we will supply floral tape, lace, ribbons and more. To RSVY call Jodi at 724632-2190 x 115. All ages welcome! $15 per person.


MONESSEN PUPPYUPWALK – 5:00 p.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Finley Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Meeting and fundraiser at Hoss’s. This event is open to anyone interested in planning the 2019 walk or showing support for the cause. For additional information, you may contact Randall Marino at 724-493-8305 or visit our website at Follow us on Facebook at PuppyUpMonessen. Any help is appreciated.

MAY 2-4, 5, 9-11

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - May 24 at 8 pm, May 5 at 2 pm, and May 9-11

at 8 pm. $21 - $22.50, $14 for children. For tickets and information: or (724)745-6300. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network is the presenting sponsor for this production.

MAY 3 SOUTH HILLS CHILDREN’S CHOIR “KEEP CALM AND SING ON!” - 7:00 p.m., Beverly Heights Presbyterian, Mt. Lebanon. Along with these Anglophile favorites, great Americana music will be highlighted, such as “Banjo Pickin’ Girl” featuring George Willis - head of WVU percussion, Elise Feagley - of Pittsburgh CLO orchestra, and Ben Chidester - a local banjo player. A raffle to raise funds for choristers attending a choral festival in the UK. FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. All are welcome.

MAY 3, 4, 5 ELIZABETH FORWARD AREA COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING SHOW ‘RISE UP’ – May 3&4 7:30 p.m., May 5 3:00 p.m., Elizabeth Forward high school on Weigles Hills Rd in Elizabeth Township. There is a variety of songs involving the whole chorus, small groups, duets, solos and of course the Chorus children. Songs from Hamilton, Les Miserable and many other shows, Oldies and new numbers will be performed for you to enjoy. Tickets, available at the door, are $8-$10 or in advance at a discount. Call 412-7510526 or see any Chorus member. A portion of the proceeds benefit a local charity. Please bring canned goods or paper products to the concert for the local food pantry. VINTAGE TO VOUGE OPEN HOUSE - Spring Open House, Fri & Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4; 502 Valleybrook Road, McMurray, PA. New Upscale Fashion Accessories, Apparel, home décor and upscale consignments. Special promotions, refreshments, raffles. For more info, please call 724-941-4040 or visit

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MAY 3-5 & 10-12 MON RIVER ARTS PRESENTS ‘GYPSY’ - Friday and Saturday May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sun May 5 and 12 at 2 p.m., Grand Theatre 207 S 2nd Ave Elizabeth, PA 15037. Reserved seating. Tickets $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. For tickets call 412-4058425, email, or purchase online at

MAY 4 PAMPERED PAWS POP UP VENDOR EVENT - 1-4:00 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac, Upper St. Clair. $20 at door. Artisan vendors, Live music, adoptable pets from Washington Area Humane Society, Food & Drinks, Raffle Baskets. All money raised is for the medical care of animals at the Washington Area Humane Society. Visit to learn more. ST. VALENTINE WOMEN’S GUILD ANNUAL FLEA MARKET – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Frawley Hall. Good buys, a delicious lunch, and homemade baked goods. Over 70 tables and free admission. FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Home Economics Building. Hanging baskets, patio containers, and flats of annuals will be available for preorder beginning in March on the Friends of South Park website. Includes locally grown perennials and a variety of

speakers. All proceeds benefit the enhancement of South Park. For more information please contact Carolyn Savikas at or SPRING CAR CRUISE - Elizabeth PA, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy music from DJ Charlie Brown, dash plaques, trophies, and giveaways. $6 entry fee to be eligible for prizes and awards. All makes and models of cars and motorcycles are welcome. The town’s restaurants and shops will be open along Main, Market, Plum streets and surrounding parking lots. There will be parking available at the lot behind the fire hall, and you can also utilize the barge area located on the river. Rain Date will be May 11. For more information please contact James Sprites at 412-897-7475 or CRAFTERS FOR WISHES - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., VFW Post 803 911 N. State St. Clairton, PA. Open to the Public. Over 25 crafters and vendors for you to shop. Proceeds benefit Make A Wish. NIGHT AT THE RACES – doors open 6:00 p.m. races at 7:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Hall, 529 Grant Ave., Ext, West Mifflin, PA. Held by Knights of Columbus Charity Council 4210. Admission is $10.00 in advance, $15 at door. BYOB & LIGHT BUFFET will be included. 50 / 50 Raffle and other game of chance raffle tickets. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, a horse for $5.00 or sponsoring a race for $25.00, please call David Palcsey @ 412672-6222 or mail check (payable to: K of C 4210) to Knights of Columbus, c/o David Palcsey, Jr, 422 26th St.. McKeesport, Pa 15132. Please Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. MOTHER’S DAY TEA – 12:30 p.m., Clubhouse in the Arboretum and Rose Garden 1400 Pinoak Dr. McKeesport, Pa. 15132. Held by The Garden Club of McKeesport. $20 per person and reservations are required - Deadline is April 19, 2019. Call 412-872-4321. See website for more information such as menu. -

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SPRING GARDEN FLOWER SALE – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Home Economics Building, 2050 Buffalo Drive, S. Park, PA. Variety of colorful flowers including hanging and patio baskets for sun or shade, combination herb baskets: Italiano, Mediterranean Delight, Mexicana and Tea Lover’s. Locally grown. Master Gardeners from Phipp’s Conservatory will be on hand to answer questions. Presentations on Park Resource Management & Volunteer Opportunities, South Park Restoration Projects, How to Plant a Wildflower Meadow and the Care of Annuals and Perennials. All proceeds from this sale will be used to enhance and restore South Park. Please visit for more information or contact Carolyn Savikas at 412-7143936, PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 303 Stone Church Rd, Finleyville, PA. The James Chapel Cemetery Association will be holding a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

BOOK AND FURNITURE SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., St. Emma Monastery, 1001 Harvey Avenue, Greensburg. For more info or directions, visit BENEFIT TRAP SHOOT – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Ellsworth Sportsmen Club,20 Ten Mile Ln, Scenery Hill, PA. All shooters and non shooters welcome. This is a family event. $5 entry fee that includes food! Proceeds go towards scholarships & helping families in local and nearby communities. The event is hosted by the Kyle Lives On foundation. The foundation is in honor of a young 18-year old man who died last March in a car accident. For more info, please visit, you can also find us on Facebook: Kyle Lives On Foundation. DERBY DAY AT AMULET FARM - 37:00 p.m. Amulet Farm, 550 Rostraver Rd, Belle Vernon. $20 admissions, limted tickets available. Beer/wine, food trucks, mint juleps, live auction of large prizes including destination weekends, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, legal games of chance, watch the race live on a 15 ft jumbotron, cash prizes. DJ Sean

Ater of Galiffa Productions. Best hat competition. CSC Insurance Options is the official sponsor of Derby Day. All proceeds go to the BVA Charitable Fund. For more information or advance tickets: 724-929-2300, RYSE PRO WRESTLING – doors open 7:00 p.m., Bell time 7:30 p.m., The Stronghold Arena, Former Cinema at the Laurel Mall, Connellsville. Advanced tickets $12 at General Admission at the door: $15. Children under 12: $8. rysewrestling/ SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 100 Johnson Hollow Rd., Fayette City, PA 15438. Includes Spaghetti/Meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Take out is available. Adults $8.00, Child (ages 3-12) $6.00, Under 2 - free. There will also be a basket raffle. BARK FOR LIFE – 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., South Park Fairground Museum Building, located in South Park Township. This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz. The Bark for Life event


is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer, and to honor cancer survivors. This is a fun filled day starting with an opening ceremony, a walk, canine demonstrations, contests, games, and lots of vendors. Support of the Bark for Life helps the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps the American Cancer Society move closer to the ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Please join us for a fun filled event! You may register for the event at: WSO ‘BACK TO BROADWAY’ CONCERT - 8 p.m. at Trinity High School. Tickets start at just $17 and can be purchased online at, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. Or call 724-2239796 and leave a message for appointment). Tickets are also available at the door. For further information about the symphony, visit or connect with the WSO on Facebook: washsymphony

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DISCUSSION PROGRAM: FAMILY SEPARATION AT THE BORDER: ITS IMPACT ON PITTSBURGH, A ‘WELCOMING CITY. Hosted by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. 1:30 pm, at the Historic Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Dr., Munhall, PA 15210. Admission is free. For more information, see

DUTCH CLUB MONDAY NIGHT CAR CRUISE – 6-9:00 p.m., 5027 Doyle Road, off Streets Run Road, starting Monday May 6th, 2019. Giveaway prizes, good food and adult beverages. Music by D.J. Babe (The Emperor) and The Wax Brothers (Matt and Jeff). One Of The Areas Best Car Shows.

SPRING VENDOR FAIR – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Scott Township Municipal Building. Join us for a variety of vendors, food truck, 50/50, auction items and more! For vendor information, visit our website at, Calendar of Events, or contact Heidi Nevala at Benfits Scott Township Public Library.

WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO Doors open at 6:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. Admission is $6.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials.

NIGHT AT THE RACES – Sponsored by the Bethel Park Chamber. Library Fire Hall, doors open at 5:30 PM for a great buffet with free beer and setups. The horse racing begins at 6:30 PM. Wear your own Derby hat or bonnet creation and join the ‘parade of hats’ at 6:15 PM. Prizes will be given. Enjoy a night of fun, cheer your own horse on to victory, browse the raffle table and bring your own table of guests. $25 a person. You can bring your own bottle and snacks if you prefer. Tickets are limited. Register early at or call 412-595-8361. Information for your horses is also online.

MAY 5 PETERS TOWNSHIP DEMOCRACTIC CANDIDATE FORUM - Candidates on the Democratic ballot for the upcoming primary election will be speaking at a forum in Peters Township on Sunday, May 5. Speakers include candidates for the Court of Common Pleas, county commissioners, county row offices, and Peters Township school board. All registered Democrats are eligible to vote in the primary on Tuesday, May 21. If you’re not familiar with the candidates who will be on the ballot, be sure to attend the forum, which is being hosted by the Peters Township Democratic Committee. E-mail with questions and for time and location information.

MAY 7, 14, 21, 28

MAY 7 & 14

CLOTHES 4-U - The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public on Tuesday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 14th from 9:00 a.m. to NOON. The clothing is free; patrons may give a freewill offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

MAY 7 & 19 OPEN HOUSE TOURS OF THE HISTORIC WRIGHT HOUSE AND LOG CABIN – Tuesday, May 7 6-8:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 19 1-3:00 p.m. Enoch Wright House, Venetia Road, Peters Township. Docents from the Peters Creek Historical Society will take you through both historic structures and explain the history of the Wright family, the architecture of the structures and what life was like in the early 1800s in Peters Township. Admission is free; donations welcomed.

MAY 9 CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS – 7:30 p.m.,. regular stated meeting, Masonic Hall located at the corner of 7th and

McCain in Charleroi, PA. Program for this meeting to be announced, For more information call 724-984-6611. DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5:00-7:00 p.m., Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA 15102. (We are located between Drake Road and Sunset Dr.) Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too. We will be serving delicious spaghetti, mouthwatering bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and luscious desserts. We accept donations of $1. per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No take out will be available. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-833-6357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December. We are now accepting used eyeglasses and cases to help those in need. LUNCH AND SHOW - The West Newton Center for Active Adults will host Mark and Donna Groom for the Lunch and Show on Thursday May 9. Tickets are $5 (lunch donations may be made at the center). Lunch includes stuffed cabbage, whipped potatoes, carrots, and sliced peaches. The ticket price does not include lunch donations (which is a $2 donation per person for those 60 years of age or older, or a required $3.33 charge for those 59 years of age or younger). Lunch will begin at 12:00 PM with the show to follow thereafter. We are limited to 64 seats for the show so please call (724) 872-4976 to reserve your seat!

MAY 10 GOLDEN TRIANGLE DECORATIVE PAINTERS WATERCOLOR CLASS Sandra Camarota, local watercolor artist, will be teaching a class May 18 19, and watch for details for June 28-30 class with Cherl Rol, National Known Teacher, teaching three oil class. For more information on classes, call Cindie at 724-222-7449. WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY SINGERS – 7:30 p.m., West Newton Presbyterian Church, West Newton, PA. Spring concernt, under the direc-

tion of Rick Carson and Lauren Cross Accompanis. Features music that includes composers Hans Leo Hassler, Joseph Martin, Martin Shaw and Freddie Mercury. Music from the Baroque period up till present day. “Appalachian Folk Songs”, Gospel and Sacred Songs and a Medley honoring our Armed Services. Tickets are available from any member or from State Farm Insurance Agency in West Newton. Advance tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call 724-872-6093. MARBILL DIAMONDS & JEWELRY SALE – Monongahela Valley Hospital, ECC, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase.

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SPRING RUMMAGE SALE - Friday, May 10 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat, May 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh 15227. Spring/summer clothes, small appliances, kitchenware, bedding/ linens, jewelry, pictures/frames, games/ puzzles, toys, holiday decorations, etc. Bring a friend or two. You never know what treasure you may find. For more info, 412-881-4000

MAY 11 HIGHMARK WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY, LIFESPAN TEAM— 7:45 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. 5K Walk, 9:15 a.m. One Mile Fun Walk. Stage AE, Northshore, Pittsburgh. Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield underwrites the cost of this event—all nonprofits participating receive 100% of the donations they raise. A portion of the money raised will go towards updating LifeSpan’s website. If you, your family, friends or neighbors have benefited from LifeSpan’s Programs and Resources for Seniors, please consider a donation today or join us at the walk. You can donate through the Highmark Walk website at or send your donation made payable to LifeSpan, Inc. to

May 2019 LifeSpan at 314 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120—and note walk donation in the memo section. To donate, please contact Mike Dunn at 412464-1300 x-145 WINE AND CHEESE EVENT – 7-9:30 p.m., Greenhouse Winery in Rillton. Sponsored by Holy Family Parish in West Newton. There will be 5 wines and 5 cheeses to taste along with basket raffles. Only 120 tickets at $20 each are available. Call 724 256-6042 for tickets and more information. Treat your special woman to a night out for Mothers Day. LINE DANCE / OLDIES DANCE FUNDRAISER – doors open 6:00 p.m., instruction at 6:30 p.m., dance is 7-11:00 p.m., Canonsburg Elks, 600 Ridge Avenue, Canonsburg, PA. Tickets $15 for 1 or $25 for 2, includes chips, pretzels, desserts and coffee. Cash bar, DJ Ralph Trilli. Contact Linda Caputo for tickets 724-263-4369 or caputolinda All proceeds go to Fix ‘ur Cat (Low Cost Spay & Neuter of Washington County) MARC’S 11TH ANNUAL POOCH PARADE - Registration starts at 10am and parade at 11am. Registration will be held in Lot #3 on 3rd St, Monongahela behind Angelo’s II. Come Walk Your Dog Down Monongahela’s Main Street! Registration is $5. Prizes in various catagories, vendors and food in Chess Park. All dogs must be current on rabies vaccine. Anyone needing more information can contact Corrina Withrow at 724-263-4101 TREEHAVEN GARDEN CLUB - 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., South Park Shops in Bethel Park. Club members will be selling homegrown perennials, beautiful hanging baskets and unique gift baskets – all great gifts for Mother’s Day. It’s a good opportunity to get a special gift and some gardening advice from seasoned gardeners. Treehaven Garden Club has been operating continuously in Bethel Park for 62 years. MATHNASIUM OPEN HOUSE Mathnasium of Mt. Lebanon will host an open house on May 11 from 3-5 PM. Parents are invited to visit and experience the unique approach that helps math make sense to every child. Mathnasium will open its doors to all who want to see just how the Mathnasium Method™ works. All families are invited to learn more about how Mathnasium has cracked the code to

LOCAL NEWS teaching children math in a way that really makes sense. Mathnasium offers kids in kindergarten–12th grade fun and effective after-school math programs. Additionally, Mathnasium offers kids who are already good at math the chance to accelerate even further, challenging them to work their math muscles and become all-stars. For more information call 412-213-8696, e-mail, or visit SPRING UNIQUE FLEATIQUE & CRAFT SHOW - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, 442 Rehoboth Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, Lots or crafter and vendors for you to shop. Food, Bake Sale and a Chinese Auction, Fundraiser for Rehoboth Deacons Missions. For more info contact: Carolyn Clark @ 724-366-2518 or Colleen Ress @ 724-326-4170. PENN STATE MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., blue shed, Washington County Fairgrounds parking lot off Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington. The parking lot is east of the main fairgrounds entrance at 2151 North Main Street, Washington. A large selection of low cost, healthy flower and vegetable plants will be on sale.Featuring flowering annuals and perennials along with garden vegetable plants and hanging flower baskets. For more information contact Laura Delatch at Penn State Extension office, 724-228-6881.

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YOUTH SPORTS & SUMME ER CAMP PS at South h Park S Soccer A Ages 2-8

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Summer Camp Ages 5-15

Running Ages 9-12

CAR CRUISE – 5-9:00 p.m., Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road in Eighty Four, PA. Car Cruise dates this summer: May 11, May 25, June 22, July 6, July 20, and August 3. Join us for good food and great tunes spun by DJ Judy. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY – 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5). This month’s project will be clearing a cross drain near MP37.8 (as always, weather permitting).

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BALDWIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAR CRUISE – 12-4:00 p.m., Baldwin Borough Building, 3344 Churchview Ave., 15227.Music, refreshments, Dash Plaques and Trophies to be awarded. This is a fund raiser for the log house which will be open for touring. Registration is free but your donations are most welcome. For more information, find us on Facebook or call Pat Lombardi at 412-882-9986. BLESSING OF THE BIKES – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Blessing starting at 10:00 a.m., Fells United Methodist Church, 1268 Fells Church Road, Rostraver Township, PA 15012. For more information please contact the church office at 724-379-4502. GBU COMMUNITY SHRED-IT DAY – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., GBU Parking Lot (behind building) Corner Route 51

and Brownsville Road. People may have their confidential documents destroyed on site, free of charge, for a donation of non-perishable can goods to benefit a local food bank.

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OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701,2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. A 50/50 will be offered. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike.

DEMOCRATIC MEETING – 8:00 p.m., South Park Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA, 15129. Open to the public.

MAY 13 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MAY – 12:30 p.m., Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. Program is “All About Roses.” The speaker for the May meeting will be Mr. Bill Dorn of the Rose Society. Nonmembers are welcome to attend the meeting. The Pleasant Hills Garden Club is accepting new members.

MAY 14 NORTH BELLE VERNON STREETSCAPE PRESENTATION – 5:30 p.m., NBV Community Bank Park. It will be the immediate plans, mid range plans, and long term plans all in different phases, providing info on the other projects as well that that will eventually tie together supporting our business section. ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 6:30 p.m., Old Fells Methodist Church, 800 Fells Road, Rostraver Twp., PA. 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 FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends con-

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MAY 16 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Event speaker is Therese Rocco, the first woman assistant police chief in the city of Pittsburgh. She will talk about her role as assistant police chief as well as her career in the missing persons unit. Although retired, she recently helped solve the cold case of a missing child. Her career started at age 19 as a clerk in law enforcement and spanned almost 50 years. She has written a book about her experiences and the book may be purchased following her presentation. Cost is $8, payable at the door. The Men’s Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at (412) - 655- 2000, option 0. HEROES OF ARLINGTON – 7:30 p.m., Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. Tomb Guard leads talk. Twenty one steps and pivot, David Mahlstedh repeated this throughout his eight-hour shift as a Tomb Guard at the Tomb of the Unkowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The repetitive action alludes to the 21-gun salute, the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. He will give a slide presentation about this historic cemetery that bears witness to our American heritage and sacrifice of men and women in U. S. uniforms. JOB FAIR - Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue. 3:00 - 8:00 PM. Sponsored by The Bethel Park Chamber and the Bethel Park Industrial Park Business Association. Employers from all fields from retail to the trades will be available. There are cur jobs in

the trades currently open. There are employment opportunities available with flexibility, benefits, part time/full time, on- the-Job training and classroom training available if needed. Good salaries and free parking. Call 412-5958361 for more information.

MAY 17 THIRD ANNUAL JOEY FABUS NIGHT AT THE RACES – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Bethel Park Community Center. Races start at 7:30 p.m. with approximately 10 races with 10 horses in each. Buy and name your own horse for $10. Winning owner for each race wins $40. Must be 21 years or older. Cost is $20 per person and includes Food, Beer, and Mixers. B.Y.O.B. There will be Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffles and Auction prizes. For more information contact David Fabus at 412-758-1121 or or Look for our Facebook event Joey Fabus Night at the Races. All proceeds benefit the Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation. To make a donation visit

MAY 18

PLANT SALE – 9-11:30 a.m. – Community Room, Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. Held by Pleasant Hills Garden Club. ST. GEORGE SPAGHETTI DINNER II 4:00 p.m., St. Pius X Auditorium in Carrick at 2336 Brownsville Road. Everyone is invited to join parishioners, alumni, family and friends of the former St. George Church & School and St. John Vianney to enjoy dinner, fellowship, door prizes & raffles. St. George Family & supporters are encouraged to spread the word. Please call or email your reservation ASAP! 412-502-5062 or For details, visit Proceeds benefit the St. George Church Preservation Society FLEA MARKET / BAKE SALE - Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA. 8am 2pm. Household items, small furniture, and toys as well as sweets and treats.

May 2019 INDOOR FLEA MARKET - Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 9 am to 2 pm. Clothing, household items, children’s items, miscellaneous. Light breakfast and lunch available. Handicap accessible. 412-653-4797 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER 3-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela. Includes bread, unlimited salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: $6 each. Take out is available. A ROARING GOOD TIME, MVH BLACK-TIE GALA - Wyndam Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The gala is the Monongahela Valley Hospital’s largest fundraiser and each year exemplary individuals are celebrated for their commitment to excellence with the Dimensions in Performance Awards. This year’s theme, “A Roaring Good Time,” is a prohibition era-style event based on the excitement and elegance of the 1920s. The event will feature themed cocktails, live music and a mini casino. For more information or to purchase tickets for Gala 31, contact Melissa Marion, director, The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation, at 724-258-1855 or visit the website GOLF OUTING – 9:00 a.m., South Park Golf Course. Deadline, May 4. Eighth annual golf outing held by the Friends of South Park. 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 $80.00 per golfer! Guests may join the golfers at the dinner for 30.00 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 9:00 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 100.00 and a sign will be placed at your designated hole or green. Pay pal is up and running if you wish to donate or pay for your golf on our website: or Facebook: Friends of South ParkAllegheny County Parks. Contact Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403, for more information and donations or: Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times.

LOCAL NEWS FLEA MARKET - 9:00 a.m. -2:00 pm, South Side Presbyterian Church, S. 20th and Sarah Streets. We are accepting applications for table reservations... the fee is $15 for an 8ft table. Set-up is available on Friday, May 17 between 58 and on Saturday morning. Kitchen will be open for lunch. This is a well attended event. Call Rhonda 412-8821196 for more information. CAR SHOW – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Epiphany of our Lord Church, 44 Pennsylvania Ave., Monessen, PA. 15062. The first 100 participants will receive a dash plaque. All participants will receive a personalized photo of their vehicle and a complementary gift. Door prizes will be available. The best in show trophy to be decided by all car show participants. Also a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction will be available. A disc jockey will provide the music The cost is $10 per vehicle. Rain date is Sunday May 19 at 12:00 PM. All cars motorcycles and trucks are welcome. For more information call 724-777-3328. INDOOR FLEA MARKET – 8 AM – 2 PM. VFW Post 1409, Monongahela (Black Diamond). Reserve Tables for $5. Call 724-258-3013. 8TH ANNUAL RAISE YOUR VOICE FESTIVAL – 12-7:00 p.m., Schooner Youth Center, 701 Schoonmaker Ave. Monessen. Presented by Monessen Communities That Care, Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, and the Mon Valley Opioid Coalition. The event is sponsored in part by, ArcelorMittal Monessen and Monessen/ Rostraver Rotary. The event will feature local music, artists, and vendors. Proceeds made from the event will go toward the Monessen Communities That Care Youth Council Scholarship Fund. The Youth Council is made up of Monessen High School Students, who are leaders amongst their peers. They participate in career and skill building, youth delinquency prevention, leadership development, and are advocates for healthy youth development in the community. Monessen Communities That Care is a 501(c)(3) and has been in operation since 2001.

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MEET YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL DAY – 5-7:00 p.m., North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. Senator Patrick Stefano will be our guest speaker for the Day. Legislator Bud Cook will speak about our Mon - Yough rivers Region becoming unified, a project he is spearheading. All BVA candidates for school director have been invited to speak for 5 minutes. Also on hand will be our own State Rep and a candidate for Westmoreland County Judge, Justin Walsh to speak to us, as well as Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas. And more! BUNCO MANIA PARTY – 1:00 p.m., Finley Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville, PA. Held by the Columbiettes of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Cost will be $15 per person. A light lunch will be served. There will also be a Chinese Auction and door prizes. Call Kathy Folz at 724-348-0504 to reserve a table. MONTHLY BINGO – Early birds start at 12:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, West Newton. New and improved bingo: 15 regular games paying $30 each and 3 specials paying $50 each. The more who play, the more we will pay. There is also an open kitchen which offers hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, nachos, chips and beverages. Oh, and don’t forget the Bonzai and Jackpot games which are increasing in value. We also have a great time with instant games of chance. Admission is only $15 for the 15 regular games paper boards. DANCE PARTY – 6-10:00 p.m., Crystal Ballroom, 23 Third Avenue in Herminie. Held by the West Newton Lions. Dust off your dancing shoes, it is time to party! Free dance lesson by David Vint at the DJ TK spinning the sounds from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Top 40. If you like to line dance, swing dance, ballroom or free style, TK takes all requests! Only $10.00 and it is a B.Y.O.B. event. Refreshments and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Call Mary - 724.972.3779 to reserve your tickets. Make checks payable to West Newton Lions, mail check to:

Chuck Bobich, Treasurer, 551 Turkeytown Road, West Newton, PA 15089. Tickets will be reserved for pickup at door. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. Must be 21 or older to attend!

docent at the Pump House on the site of the 1892 Battle, will present this riveting account of local history. Mr. Fitzgibbon’s role at Rivers of Steel and his position on the Board of the Battle of Homestead Foundation make him eminently qualified to chronicle such an engaging historical event. It promises to be an entertaining evening for all in attendance.

MAY 20 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd., Belle Vernon, PA. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership. rostraversportsmen@ For more information call 724-984-6611.

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MAY 21 FARM TO TABLE DINNER BENEFITING COMPASSION CARE INITIATIVE PARTNERS - The Barn at Ike’s Place, 80 Ikes Rd, Amity, PA 15311. Hosted by the Washington Area Humane Society. Visit to learn more. ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – Noon -7:00 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Rt 88 & Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville, PA. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $10.00 adults, children age 12 and under $7.00. Takeouts are welcome and containers provided. May call ahead day of dinner 724-348-5278. ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., First Church of God, 157 N Second St West Newton, PA. Handicapped ramp on right side of church and elevator. Serving soup, sandwiches, salads, desserts, drinks. Call 724-872-7467 for take out, we will deliver. Delicious home made food. AUTHOR TODD DEPASTINO, PRESENTS WWII VETERANS – 7:00 p.m., Library Fire Hall, South Park, PA. Hosted by South Park Historical Society. Join in remembering some of these brave men and women.

MAY 22 MONESSEN COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE - 1-5:30 p.m., Senior Community Center (Knights of Columbus Hall), 1925 Grande Blvd., Monessen, PA. Be a part of the Lifesaving cause.

Please schedule an appointment – walkins tend to have a longer wait. For an appointment, please visit Use sponsor code: MonessenSCC or call 1-800—RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can also sign up with Miriam. MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 6:30 P.M., Chapel of the 1st Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Enter through the Sixth Street side of the building. The brief members-only business meeting then historical presentation: “Sixty Fifth Anniversary of the Monongahela Pony League Team (1954) winning the Pony League World Championship.” Retired Ringgold High School Social Studies and Coach, Scott Frederick, will speak. For more information see below and our website monongahelahistorica lsociety. com and Facebook page. WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 7:00 p.m., Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, 925 Old Clairton Road. “Over 125 years later, the Homestead Strike of 1892 retains its capacity to shock. It was a defining event which revealed in the starkest terms the respective strength of labor and management in America in the 1890’s.” The WJHHS is pleased to invite its members and community members to attend its program, “The Battle of Homestead,” in May. Jerry Fitzgibbon, volunteer at Rivers of Steel Heritage Area and

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL – 4-7:00 p.m., Sewickley Grange, Greensburg Pike, West Newton, PA. Held by the First Church of God , of West Newton, PA. Pulled Pork sandwiches, macaroni salads, jello salads, desserts, drinks. Our annual event is very well attended and the food is always homemade and delicious. For help or directions 724-8727467 BOOTS, BOOZE, AND BBQ - 4:007:00 p.m., Enjoy wine, beer, moonshine tastings, and more - as you dine on a dinner of BBQ favorites. Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds benefit the John K Tener Library, Charleroi. For more information including ticket purchase, please call Tammy at 724-2314304 or Mary 724-207-3506. Tickets can also be purchased at the library.

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MASQUERADE JEWELRY SALE Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon Valley Hospital, ECC. Shop at the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase.

MAY 28 JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE – 7-9:00 p.m., Large Meeting Room, Jefferson Hills Borough Building. Meetings are open to the public. For information on our activities, please visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram under @jhdemocrats.


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MAY 29 “YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN” CEREMONY – 6:00 p.m., Monongahela Aquatorium. Following recent return of Korean War veteran remains, our 2019 ceremony reminds us to also honor those giving the ultimate sacrifice while in POW/MIA status. Local veterans in period dress include Knap’s Battery and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Mon Valley Honor Guard will provide military salute. Held by the Starkweather Circle Ladies G.A.R. CREATING A VISION FOR A GOOD LIFE: SAFETY IN YOUR COMMUNITY – 7-9:00 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Rd., Venetia, PA 15367. Learn practical strategies to increase safety in the community; Use LifeCourse Framework to make a safety plan; Develop and/or identify supports from a variety of resources. Supported by the PA Office of Developmental Programs. Please submit all requests for needed accommodations and/or alter-

nate formats at the time of registration at least3 weeks prior to the scheduled session. Please RSVP to Sue Schmidt by emailing or calling 724-747-9962

JUNE 1 ROSTRAVER LIBRARY GOLF OUTING - 8:00 a.m. registration, shotgun start 9:00 a.m., Cedarbrook Golf Course. The cost is $100 per player / $400 per foursome, and singles and twosomes are welcome! Registration includes 18 holes (Scramble), golf cart, hot dog & drink at the turn, buffet dinner, and door prize. Prizes are awarded to first place foursome, and singles and doubles will be combined into foursome. Please register and pay at Rostraver Public Library. Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs. MIGHTY WURLITZER CONCERT – 7:30 p.m., Keystone Oaks Auditorium,

1000 Kelton Ave., Dormont, PA. Door open 6:45 p.m., free parking available adjacent just off McNeilly Road. The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society maintains the Pittsburgh area’s only Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ still operating in a public venue. The PATOS mission is to keep the unique sounds of the theatre organ alive in Pittsburgh by presenting the instrument regularly throughout the year. Theatre Organist Clark Wilson, a Pittsburgh favorite, will include concert selections, plus Clark’s live accompaniment to two Laurel & Hardy silent comedy shorts. For tickets: or at the Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Students are free with ID.

JUNE 2 TOP GOLF PARTY DAY BENEFITS NBV COMMUNITY BANK PARK – 25:00 p.m., Top Golf, located directly off interstate 70 in Bridgeville, PA. Skilled and non-skilled golfers alike are invited


to join the party. Cost is $90/golfer or partier and includes: open BBQ and soft drinks, two adult drink tickets from 25:00 p.m., Two rounds of Top golf. There will be 6 partiers per stall, everyone can win prizes. Golf clubs will be provided by TOP Golf at no extra cost, or bring your own clubs. We will also be using their micro chipped golfballs, you do not use your own golfballs, none required! For more info, please call RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749. Proceeds benefit North Belle Vernon community Bank Park and its community events. VENDOR CRAFT SHOW FUNDRAISER FOR DAVID YERKEY – New Eagle Social Hall, 156 Chess Street. David Yerkey was diagnosed in 2013 of Multiple Myeloma stage 3a. After enduring chemo and radiation the last 5.5 years, treatments have failed and another cancer, Leukemic Phase, has invaded as well. Proceeds David and his wife Jodi Pergola Yerkey. For more information, please text 412-418-0657.


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West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid lauded four Air Force JROTC cadets for outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership during the 15th Annual Military Ball Banquet at the Westwood Golf Club on April 5, 2019. The awardees are part of a long Pictured (L to R): VFW Post 914 line of more than 1,500 cadets that Commander Jake Bradich, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Renee Salapa, Cadet Senior have gone through the program over Airman Riley Munsie, Cadet Senior the last decade-and-a-half. Airman Ryan Smoley, Cadet Senior Earning top honors this year were Airman Ashley McCalla and VFW Post Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Renee 914 Quartermaster Gary Ruston. Salapa, Cadet Senior Airman Riley Munsie, Cadet Senior Airman Ryan Smoley, and Cadet Senior Airman Ashley McCalla. All are students at West Mifflin Area High School. Post Quartermaster and Youth Activities Chairman Gary Ruston reflected on how his veterans’ organization has been proud to be part of the community’s Air Force JROTC program since 2004. “Seeing each of Air Force JROTC Aerospace Science these high school cadets this year Instructors - Maj. Scott R. Harbula, at made me realize many were not yet right, and Senior Master Sgt. Oreste born when the Air Force JROTC DiCerbo help mark 15 years of success at West Mifflin Area High School. program was started here,” said Ruston, a Gulf War Navy veteran. “I remember when we at VFW Post 914 were helping to get the program established. It’s great to be part of this success.” Students began registering for the West Mifflin Air Force JROTC program in February 2004. At that time, the school was one of six sites in the United States chosen to participate. The West Mifflin Air Force JROTC currently has more than 130 active cadets in its ranks. West Mifflin alumni and Senior Aerospace Science Instructor of the Air Force JROTC program, Maj. Scott R. Harbula, also credits the groundswell of community support for his cadets’ accomplishments. “Everybody appreciates the strength of military tradition and values that this program brings to the school and the community,” said Harbula, who along with his father, Robert Harbula, are life members of VFW Post 914, West Mifflin. “As someone who has served and whose family has strong roots here, I’m very pleased that the borough and school board both recognize as well as add to this success.” For more information, visit, or contact Commander Bradich at: 412-464-9838. (Michael P. Mauer is the Public Affairs Officer for VFW District 29. He served as an Army photojournalist during Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf for his actions during the war.)

May 2019


Charthene Club Honors ‘Girl of the Month’ for April and May Raelee Nicholson has been selected as the April Girl of the Month by the Charthene Club. Raelee is an honor roll student and a senior at Charleroi Area School District, where she was inducted into the National Honor Society. She participates in Peer Tutoring, Yearbook Club, Foreign Language Club, Westinghouse Girls in Engineering, and Peer Jury as Foremen. Raelee was also a Guidance Office Aid and Senior Interview Helper. Raelee’s community involvement includes counselor at Camp Invention, a Freshman Transition Mentor, and a CAHS Career and Raelee Nicholson College Readiness Board Member. She helped her grandmother grow vegetables in a garden and shared those vegetables with others in her neighborhood. Raelee is currently working at Cunimins as a Diesel Technician. She is the daughter of Rob and Beth Nicholson of Charleroi. She plans to continue her education and career in the diesel engine field. Breanna Miller has been selected as the May Girl of the Month by the Charthene Club. Breanna is a highest honor roll student and a senior at Charleroi Area School District, where she was inducted into the National Honor Society. She is ranked 1st in her class and was the Rotary Girl of the Month for March. Breanna is the Treasurer of the Executive Committee and the Foreign Language Club. She participates in Reach, SADD, Interact, Relay for Life, and Soccer. Breanna volunteers as the CAHS Track Team scorekeeper and was a Youth Soccer Coach. She Breanna Miller was also an Activities Coordinator at the Residence at Hilltop. She is the daughter of Jodi Murphy of Charleroi. Her plans are to obtain a degree in Optometry.

MVH to Hold Annual Black-tie Fundraiser On Saturday, May 18, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will hold its annual black-tie fundraiser, Gala 31 — “A Roaring Good Time,” at the Wyndam Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The gala is the Hospital’s largest fundraiser and each year exemplary individuals are celebrated for their commitment to excellence with the Dimensions in Performance Awards. These awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the health care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, medicine, volunteerism and civic well-being. This year’s theme, “A Roaring Good Time,” is a prohibition era-style event based on the excitement and elegance of the 1920s. The event will feature themed cocktails, live music and a mini casino. For more information or to purchase tickets for Gala 31, contact Melissa Marion, director, The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation, at 724-258-1855 or visit


DONATED ITEMS SOUGHT FOR DIVINE REDEEMER ANNUAL FLEA MARKET IN ELIZABETH The Sisters of the Divine Redeemer will hold their annual flea market June 6 – 8, 2019 at 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth Twp. on June 6, 7, and 8. Donated items will be accepted no later than May 17. No TVs, computers, electronic equipment, clothing, exercise equipment, or hard back books will be accepted. Please call Sr. Rosemary at 412751-8600 to make arrangements for dropping off donations.



‘Eastern Coyote’ Program Held by Town & Country Garden Club Christopher Bence, the new Game Warden for Greene County, gave a presentation on the “Eastern Coyote” at the March meeting of Town & Country Garden Club. The coyote population has been increasing in Greene County during the last few years. Total body lengths of eastern coyotes range from 48 to 60 inches. Their food habits range from small mice and voles to deer, with various kinds of fruit and plant material. Game Warden Bence brought a coyote pelt to examine. Generally, coyotes are similar in color to a German shepherd. Questions were answered by Bence at the end of the program. If anyone would like more information on coyotes in Greene County, contact Game Warden Bence at 724-238-9523.

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Smithton Legion Seeks Vendors and Sponsors for 100-Year Centennial Celebration The Lt. Wayne S. Forsythe American Legion in Smithton, is currently seeking sponsors for their joint ‘Street Fair’ with the Smithton Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The Smithton American Legion is partnering with the Smithton Volunteer Fire Department as part of the American Legion's 100-year centennial celebration. An expanded street fair will include a free concert by country music artist Chris Higbee, formerly of the Povertyneck Hillbillies, fireworks and food trucks. The American Legion is also planning a small dedication and service in the American Legion Park prior to the parade and street fair. A parade will formally kick off the events for the day. The deadline for sponsors is May 13, 2019. Interested organizations and businesses who would like to participate in the event or be a sponsor are asked to contact the street fair chairman, Marty Ponebshek at: or co-chair, Robert Prah at: For updated information, please "like" or "follow" the Smithton VFD and American Legion social media pages at: SVFD Facebook: Twitter: @SmithtonVFD American Legion Facebook: Twitter: @PaLegion790


May 2019

Elizabeth Township Celebrates K-9 Officer Eli's Birthday


Volunteers Needed, Community Service Opportunities for Brentwood 5K The Brentwood 5K is in need of volunteers to help make the 2019 race a success. We also need staffing on race day, Thursday, July 4 to set-up and breakdown in Brentwood Towne Square. Volunteers receive a free race day T-shirt and if needed verification of community service. More information for the pre-race day events as well as updates can be found on our website

Officer Eli, enjoys his ice cream cake donated by Frosty Cone.

Brooklyn Ormand, (8) of Jefferson Hills, makes an animated Eli puppet at the events craft station after getting her face painted.

By Michelle Taylor On Saturday April 13, Elizabeth Township celebrated the 4th birthday of K9 officer Eli. His owner, Officer Novacek, adopted him when he was only 12 months old. Novacek since then has spent tireless hours training him using German and Dutch commands as well as hand signals. The event provided a hot dog and french fry lunch, a variety of beverages, cupcakes, and ice cream sandwiches. In addition to lunch, kids of all ages could participate in any of the multiple activities sponsored by the township including face painting, crafts, coloring pages with birthday greetings to Elli printed on them, and a bean bag toss. Eli and Novacek demonstrated some enforcement tactics used in the field and stopped to take pictures with anyone who asked. To help fund the police department T-shirts and decals were sold and a Chinese auction was held. Towards the end of the party, winners of the auction were presented with the prizes and Officer Eli was presented with an ice cream cake generously donated by local ice cream parlor, Frosty Cone. He even had gifts to open from his guests.

Fundraiser for David Yerkey Set for June 2 A vendor/craft show event is being held on June 2nd at the New Eagle social hall to help raise funds for Jodi and David Yerkey in their time of need Jodi Pergola Yerkey’s husband, David Yerkey, was diagnosed in 2013 of Multiple Myeloma stage 3a. David has numerous tumors and several fractures due to this cancer. He has gone through chemo and radiation over the last 5.5 years. Every treatment has failed thus far due to the aggression of this Cancer. He has had two stem cell transplants which have also failed. The Yerkey’s traveled to Maryland for Car T cell therapy. After 19 days of treatments, they found out it actually made his cancer more aggressive. David has also developed another cancer, a Leukemic Phase that mimics other cancers. They are now on Hospice with him and taking it day by day. Please try and attend this event to help out this local couple and show your support. The New Eagle social hall is located at 156 Chess Street in New Eagle. For more information text 412-418-0657.

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Monessen Salvation Army Serves Up Free Community Easter Dinner

Ladies out to enjoy an Easter dinner are L-R: Hilda Troth, Lori Payne, and Loretta Ford.

Captain Sue Thwaite of Monessen Salvation Army organizes a dessert tray for Community Easter Dinner.

By Jill Runfola On Wednesday April 17, 2019, the Monessen Salvation Army, located at 308 Schoonmaker Ave., opened their doors to the public for a free Easter Dinner. The dinner was held from 4:00 – 6:30 pm and about 150 attended the dinner. Monessen Salvation Army Captain Sue Thwaite prepared the meal herself this year, along with Three children sit back after enjoythe help of several volunteers. ing dinner. Pictured L-R are Nicole The buffet-style meal featured a traNewman of Belle Vernon, and Kayton ditional Easter menu of ham, green Loriston and Nevaeh Loriston, both beans, greens, sweet potatoes, mashed of Monessen. potatoes, salad, macaroni salad, and more. Rev. Christina Turner of Newness of Life Ministries made a large variety of delicious cookies. In total, they served 7 hams, 10 dozen cookies, 4 cakes, 1 pie, and more laughter than could be counted. “We like to do this for the community to bring everyone together for good food and fellowship,” Captain Thwaite said. “We also want to make sure everyone gets to celebrate Easter Dinner,” she added.

Thomas Presbyterian Announces Dates For ‘Car Cruise’ Season Join us for the Thomas Presbyterian Car Cruises this summer! Our car cruise dates this year are May 11, May 25, June 22, July 6, July 20, and August 3. The car cruises start at 5:00 PM and go until 9:00 PM. Join us for good food and great tunes spun by DJ Judy. We are located at 1068 Linden Road in Eighty Four, PA. Our car cruises lead up to our annual Pig Roast and Car Show that will be on Saturday August 17. The proceeds from our Pig Roast and Car show benefit the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. Mark your calendar and plan on joining is for our car cruises and car show this summer.

May 2019

Annual Golf Outing Benefits South Park Beautification The eighth annual golf outing held by the Friends of South Park, The County Park will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 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! The outing is a scramble format with the first tee time at 9:00 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. 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. Pay pal is up and running if you wish to donate or pay for your golf on our website: or Facebook: Friends of South Park-Allegheny County Parks. Donations are always appreciated! All Proceeds go towards the beautification of South Park! Deadline to register is MAY 4, 2019. Please contact Sharon Adams at 412-897-2403, for more information and donations or: Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times.

South Hills Children’s Choir Will Sing in Canterbury Cathedral Singers from the South Hills Children’s Choir will perform in the International Children’s Choir Festival held in Canterbury and London, England. On July 20, 2019, 16 singers from the South Hills Children’s Choir (SHCC) will attend the International Children’s Choir Festival performing in the ancient Canterbury Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral, in London. Not just singing, rehearsing, and concertizing with multi-national children’s choirs, SHCC will tour Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and more. A highlight of the week will be a guided tour of Canterbury by festival conductor and Master of Canterbury Cathedral Choristers, David Flood, in addition to working with renowned children’s choral specialist Henry Leck. Those unable to hop the Pond, can hear SHCC perform in concert “Keep Calm and Sing On!” on Friday, May 3 at 7:00 at Beverly Heights Presbyterian, Mt. Lebanon. A raffle to raise funds for choristers attending the UK festival will be held as well.

May 2019


South Park Historical Society Welcomes Author and History Professor Will Present WWII Veterans at Library Fire Hall Join the South Park Historical Society in remembering some of the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom when they welcome author and history professor Todd DePastino, as he presents World War II Veterans at the Library Fire Hall on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 P.M. Dr. DePastino currently teaches history at Penn State University – Beaver, and is the author of several books. His most recent published work is titled Commissioned in Battle: A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific WWII, co-authored with Jay Gruenfled (2012).

The South Park Historical Society Museum The South Park Historical Society’s Museum is open to the public this month on Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, May 25, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. It is located at 6425 Pleasant Street, at the corner of the Library Port Authority Station parking lot. The museum is a must-see for lovers of local history. This collection chronicles our community’s rich traditions and fascinating history. The museum includes hundreds of items; a showcase of local mining memorabilia, railroad photos and artifacts, a look back at South Park schools through the decades and much more. To become a member, visit the Historical Society’s website at Also be sure to like us on Facebook at


North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park Veterans Appreciation Day The NBV Community Bank Park will hold a Veterans Appreciation Day on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. All veterans that day will be honored for their service to our country. The Stonehorse Band will play patriotic songs along with others to commemorate the event. West Newton veteran Bob MacPherson will also speak. MacPherson is a highly decorated Veteran from the US Navy Submarine, Chief Petty Officer to US Navy, and Mr. Art Trilli who served in WWII Chief Warrant Officer to a US standing amongst his many awards and honors he received. Navy Silent Service. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be given to each Veteran as a token of thanks. We ask that any Veteran please stop in so that we may pay our respects to the reason we live free today. Questions call RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749



May 2019

MVH Award in Medicine to Be Presented at ‘Gala 31’

MVH Celebrates National Nurse Week with a Salute to Its Nurses

On Saturday, May 18, at Gala 31, Monongahela Valley Hospital will recognize Ajay MathurM.D., F.A.C.P., with the Sickman-Levin Award for Dimensions in Medicine for the high level of care he provides to patients and his leadership to Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH). From his earliest days at the Hospital, Dr. Mathur raised awareness of problems related to arthritis and related diseases. He conducted ongoing programs on various topics related to arthritis and introduced arthritis and fibromyalgia support groups. His medAjay Mathur M.D., F.A.C.P., ical staff leadership in the area of education will be recognized with the is multifaceted. As chairman of the Library Sickman-Levin Award for and Education Committee, he steers and Dimensions in Medicine at maintains a vibrant continuing medical eduMonongahela Valley Hospital’s Gala 31, “A cation program to keep the Hospital staff Roaring Good Time,” on informed of the latest medical developSaturday, May 18 for the ments. MVH has been privileged to have high level of care he proDr. Mathur on staff for the last 29 years. vides to patients and his The Sickman-Levin Award was created to leadership in the Hospital. honor two physicians, Albert S. Sickman and Herbert J. Levin, for their many outstanding contributions to health care in the mid-Monongahela Valley. Gala 31, themed “A Roaring Good Time,” is the Hospital’s annual blacktie fundraiser. Each year exemplary individuals are celebrated for their commitment to excellence with the Dimensions in Performance Awards. These awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the health care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, medicine, volunteerism and civic well-being. For more information on Gala 31, contact Melissa Marion, director, The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation, at 724-258-1855.

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) nurses will be honored at MVH's annual ‘Nurse Appreciation Day Breakfast’ coinciding with both National Nurses Week, May 6-12, and the birthday of Florence Nightingale — the founder of modern nursing. MVH will host the breakfast on May 9 in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. During the event, one of 13 nurses will be presented with the 2019 Cameos of Caring® Award. The 13 nominees for the Cameos of Caring Award are: • Maggie Allen • Trudy Bly • Jocelyn Bray • Holly Bright • Robin Broadwater • Lindsey DeCurtis • Christy Kovacevic • D.J. Lenik • Douglas Myers • Natasha Ousky • Tracy Robertson • Melissa Solomon • Becky Walsh The prestigious Cameos of Caring® Award is presented annually by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing to honor exceptional bedside nurses who work in acute care hospitals. Nurses throughout Western Pennsylvania nominate their co-workers who demonstrate excellence in nursing care, serve as advocates for patients and families and embody the essence of the nursing profession.

Farmer’s Market at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park

Skilled and non-skilled golfers alike are invited to join the party on Sunday, June 2, at Top Golf located directly off interstate 70 in Bridgeville from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cost is $90/golfer or partier and includes: open BBQ and soft drinks, two adult drink tickets from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., and two rounds of Top golf. There will be 6 ‘partiers’ per stall, and everyone can win prizes. Golf clubs will be provided by TOP Golf at no extra cost, or bring your own clubs. We will also be using their micro chipped golf balls. Proceeds from this fun event will benefit North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. Our fundraisers help to keep the park on an acceptable standard for cleanliness, maintenance, security, and updates for our visiting public to enjoy. These fundraisers also help to cover community events like the Easter Egg hunt, Polkafest, Community day celebration, Light up night and more. For more information about the park, or the Top Golf event, please call RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749.

North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be holding a Farmer’s Market this summer. "Craig's Farm to Table" Farms of Perryopolis and other vendors set to open first Thursday in June from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Interested in participating - $10 for a spot, onetime fee. For more info visit our Facebook page at

‘Party Day’ at Top Golf to Benefit NBV Community Bank Park

May 2019




California Borough Sets Spring Cleanup Dates

Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1979 Plans Two Events in September

Daily Garbage Pickup and Electronics Recycling Open To Students and Residents

The 1979 graduating class of Thomas Jefferson High School announces that it will hold two related events later this summer. The class will host its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Salvatore’s Banquet Hall in Baldwin. The fee for the reunion is $90 per person in advance and $100 at the door. Cost includes open topshelf bar, hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, southwest entrees, a baked potato bar and dessert. Checks should be sent to: TJ ’79 Reunion, c/o Dayna DiRienzo, 101 Quail Hollow Lane, Wexford, PA 15090. In addition, photos from high school may be emailed to For more information, email or follow the event on Facebook at The day before the reunion, all are welcome to attend the 15th Annual ‘Roarty Memorial Golf Outing’, in memory of TJ ’79 classmate Dan Roarty. This event will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth, Pa. Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m., with picnic for golfers and non golfers at 2:00 p.m. For more information on fees and registration, contact John Bosic at

California Borough is helping Cal U students clean house before they leave their off-campus rentals for summer break. Daily garbage pickup will be available from Monday, May 6, through Saturday, May 18, and a bin will be placed at the library so students can recycle unwanted electronic items. The schedule gives students time to discard unwanted items as they clean out their offcampus rentals during the week prior to Commencement. Borough landlords also can utilize the service as their student renters depart. “We know that student renters often have bulky items or electronic devices they don’t want to take home for the summer, so we thank our borough officials for making this cleanup possible,” says University spokesperson Christine Kindl. “We ask our students who live downtown to utilize this service and time their housekeeping so trash doesn’t sit at the curb. We can work together to keep our community looking good.” Cal U faculty and staff are reminded that the service is intended for Cal U students and borough residents only.

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Public Libraries Receive Donation from Westmoreland Land Trust The public libraries in Westmoreland County were each recently the recipients of a copy of "Natural Areas in and Around Westmoreland County," donated by the Westmoreland Land Trust. The book, an effort by the members of the Westmoreland Bird & Nature Club, under the leadership of editor Dick Byers, is a guide to the natural features and wildlife to be found in public lands within a 35-mile radius of Greensburg. Area sites that fall within the guide include Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver and Deadman's Hollow, off the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegheny County. Pictured is Elina Filander, Director of the The listings include direcBelle Vernon Public Library and Kodie Rearick, the AmeriCorps Service Member for tions to the locations, historic the Westmoreland Land Trust, when the as well as geologic features copy was delivered to the library. found there. Wildflowers and their typical bloom time, as well as birds, amphibians and reptiles to be found at the sites are often mentioned as well with the goal of mentioning what the casual visitor would see.


May 2019


Monongahela Veterans Council Will Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day Parade to Begin at 9:00 AM The Monongahela Veterans Council and the City of Monongahela will honor all of our Fallen Sons and Daughters on Monday May 27, 2019. The commemoration begins at 9:00 a.m. with a parade starting at 4th and Main Streets. Participants include the Mon Valley Leathernecks, the Mid Mon Valley Shipmates, the Mon Valley Honor Guard & Firing Squad, Monongahela and local Fire Departments, as well as Boy and Girl Scout contingents, City Officials and special Dignitaries from the area. Following the parade, a special Memorial Day Program will take place at Monongahela Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. in the Veterans Section. The Ringgold High School Band will perform as well as an address by 1SG John Koller (U.S. Army, ret), a 27 year military veteran. A full schedule of events and remembrances at local honor tolls and memorials will follow the morning program, continuing from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. All veterans and concerned citizens are welcome to attend. Schedule as Follows (times approximate): 9:00 AM Memorial Day Parade, 4th and Main Street 9:45 AM Memorial Day Program at Monongahela Cemetery 11:00 AM Victory Hill Honor Roll 11:30 AM New Eagle Honor Roll 12:00 PM Fisher Heights Honor Roll 12:30 PM Sacred Heart Cemetery 1:00 PM Van Voorhis Honor Roll 1:30 PM Ginger Hill Grange 2:00 PM Hazelkirk Memorial 2:30 PM Refreshments at American Legion Post 949

May 2019



PETERS TOWNSHIP RECREATION CENTER UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, PA 15367 is offering a variety of programs and events during the month of May. All Classes and events take place at Peters Township Recreation Center unless otherwise stated. For additional information or questions, please call 724-942-5000. Registration for classes to be offered for 8 weeks in May /June Session 3, Registration will begin for these classes on April 22, first week of May. ALL Summer Camps are available for registration now. PRESCHOOL / YOUTH ONE DAY EVENTS Cooking Camp! - Cooking Around the World in Three Days (AGE 9 TO 12) Treat your kids to an unforgettable experience this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;three days of hands-on fun making food from all different countries around the world! Kids will put on an apron and make pasta, churros, and so much more! Day: June 12, 13, 14 Time: 9 a.m. to Noon Fee: $60 Member / $90 Non-Member Materials Fee: $15 Move baby, MOVE (4 WEEKS) (AGES 6 TO 12 MONTHS) Optimal motor development through parent coaching in early movement opportunities. Achieve happy tummy time. Turn routine care activities into learning opportunities. Understand how to play with a purpose. Bring your baby and move! Instructor: Patty Ross, PT Day: Tuesday Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18) Day: Saturday Time: 9 to 10 a.m. (5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15) Fee: $60 Member / $90 Non-Member Kind Kids Yoga (AGES 4 TO 11) Learn the basics of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in this high energy class taught in the style of Kidding around Yoga. Featuring original music, KAY motivates children to be active, build confidence and manage emotions. Day: Tuesday Time: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Day: Wednesday -OR- Friday Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Fee: $70 Member / $105 Non-Member

Teen one day event - Tween Night (AGES 9 TO 12) A night for tweens to socialize, play games, make a craft and enjoy snacks. Drop them off for an evening of chaperoned fun. We hope to head outside today, weather permitting. Please dress accordingly. Pre-registration is required. Day: Friday, May 31 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 30 FAMILY EVENTS Mother's Day Weekend "Yoga In The Park" (AGES 12 AND OVER) Enjoy a vinyasa yoga class in the peaceful setting of the Peters Township Amphitheater. Take in the beautiful view of the park from the comfort of the stage. All levels welcome! No yoga experience necessary. Day: Saturday, May 11 Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Fee: $12 Member/ $18 Non-Member Location: Amphitheater in Peterswood Park *Items needed: yoga mat, towel to protect the mat from the ground, wear several layers of comfortable clothing, and water Friday Night Flicks - 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: May 17 - The Incredibles 2 (PG)

Heroes of Arlington Tomb Guard Will Speak at Elizabeth Township Historical Society Twenty one steps and pivot. David Mahlstedh repeated this throughout his eight-hour shift as a Tomb Guard at the Tomb of the Unkowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The repetitive action alludes to the 21-gun salute, the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. The Elizabeth Township Historical Society will feature Mahlstedh as a speaker on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. He will give a slide presentation about this historic cemetery that bears witness to our American heritage and sacrifice of men and women in U.S. uniforms. This event in conjunction with Third Thursday at the Greenock United Methodist Church will be held at the church at 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. The churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outreach Committee sponsors Third Thursday for topical discussions and lunch monthly. Elizabeth Township and Monongahela historical societies are also preparing for their third annual concert at the Grand Theatre in Elizabeth on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Wayward Companions and Pittsburgh Historical Music Society will transport audiences into the 18th and 19th centuries performing on original style instruments and in historical dress. Concert tickets at $15 are available by calling 724-258-3824 or 412-751-5389 or visiting




The Easter Bunny Visits Children at Belle Vernon Walmart

Walmart Assistant Manager Todd Hayward pictured with Easter Bunny ‘Hopkins’.

Addison Condon, age 3, from Monongahela, looks picture perfect with the Walmart Easter Bunny.

By Jill Runfola ‘Hopkins’ the Easter Bunny, who debuted at every Walmart store, met eager young children at the Belle Vernon Walmart location on Saturday, April 6, from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Free photos with the largerthan-life bunny were available with Easter scenery in the background. Although usual varied activities faced cutbacks this year, all of the kids still had a good time.

‘Hopkins’ the Easter Bunny holds 3 week-old baby Karson Angelo. Sister Rylie, age 4, stands beside them. The family resides in Belle Vernon.

Pleasant Hills Summer Recreation Program Begins June 24 Registration is now open for the Pleasant Hills Summer Recreation Program. Register your child on-line at thru June 16. The program starts June 24 and continues through August 2. Recreation hours are 9:00 AM – 12 Noon, Monday thru Friday for children ages 5 thru 12. Children MUST reside in Pleasant Hills Borough to participate in the program. Walk-in registration dates are: Thursday, June 6, 6 – 8 PM and Saturday, June 15, 9 – 11 AM. Walk-in registrations are held at Pleasant Hills Municipal Building, Community Room, 1st Floor, 410 East Bruceton Road. There will be NO registration on the 1st day of Summer Recreation or thereafter.

May 2019

Washington Native Tom E. Flickinger Seeks Republican Nomination For Washington County Treasurer Tom E. Flickinger is running for the office of Treasurer of Washington County. Tom E. Flickinger, a Washington County native has announced his candidacy for the office of Treasurer of Washington County. He is seeking the Republican nomination. “I am seeking the office of Treasurer of Washington County because I believe after several decades of management by one person, the office is in need of fresh ideas and new approaches that will build upon the solid base left by the Tom E. Flickinger departing Treasurer,” said Flickinger. “There is always room for improvement and I am a person with experience doing just that – improving. My long financial management experience makes me well qualified for the job.” Flickinger is an experienced executive who has held many senior management positions in both financial management and operations during his successful career including positions as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Early in Flickinger’s career with Westinghouse Credit he managed a $2.5 billion leasing portfolio. He was the Chief Operating Officer of a $35 million manufacturing company and as a private consultant has managed companies through bankruptcy proceedings and has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions. Flickinger earned a B.S. degree in Economics from Washington and Jefferson College and a Masters degree in Finance from Waynesburg University. He has been an adjunct professor in both undergraduate and graduate programs at both schools. As a past President of the Trinity School Board, he refinanced the school bonds, negotiated the teachers’ contract and never raised school taxes during his tenure. “Managing money and working effectively with County Operations and financial institutions takes training and experience, both of which I have,” said Flickinger. “The county budget is $119 million, and I have a track record of successfully managing budgets that size and larger,” he added. Flickinger said that he is just as comfortable on the shop floor as he is in a board room. “I have a unique background in operations and finance that allow me to bridge the gap between daily operations and the impact on Financial Statements,” he said. Mr. Flickinger lives in Washington, PA with his wife Debra. He can be reached at

Potato Chip Fundraiser Benefits The West Newton Library Get your potato chips for Memorial Day gatherings, graduations, family reunions, fourth of July or any summer fun event. Proceeds benefit the West Newton Public Library. Cost is $15 per box, and each box contains 5 bags of 5 different varieties of Snyder’s Chips. Orders can be placed at Gary’s Chuck Wagon or at the Library. Last day to order is May 15, 2019. Call 724633-0798 with questions.

May 2019


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL NEWS The next meeting of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on May 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

Work Party

The Montour Trail Council and Mero South Park Ventures are partnering to construct 0.7 mile of the Montour Trail across the Mero property from Pleasant to Wood St, South Park Township. The photo, taken on April 12, shows a ramp (left of photo) being graded by the developer between the future trail and apartments of the Summit Station development. At right in the background a pile driver is driving foundation piles for a trail bridge, being constructed by Mero, over the Summit Station entrance road. The Montour Trail will run just to the right of the photo view. The photo was taken from what will eventually be Montour Trail milepost 36.

The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work party will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, the 2nd Saturday of the month. Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) at 9:00 AM. This month’s project will be clearing a cross drain near MP37.8 (as always, weather permitting).


Catholic Women’s College Club Continues Stewardship, Awards Scholarship Catholic Women's College Club held their April meeting at Our Lady of the Valley in Donora. The club had donated Easter baskets throughout the Valley for decades and many items were donated for baskets again this year. Members will be visitPeggy Vogt poses with Anna Vogt, center, and ing nursing homes, her daughter Anna who scholarship committee care centers, shut-ins was awarded the CWCC members Marie Feick and the elderly for this annual scholarship. and Susan Gessner. annual tradition. The CWCC awarded their annual scholarship of $1,000 to Anna Vogt a Ringgold senior who attends St. Damien of Molakai Parish in Monongahela. Anna is graduating at the top of her class and participates in many school organizations and volunteers for several community services. Anna is a two-time WPIAL champion in girls diving and just recently became a state champion. After graduation, Anna plans on attending Clarion University where she will continue diving for the university. The college club banquet will be held May 6 at 5:45 p.m. at Mon Valley Country Club, where officers and new members will be installed.

VOTE Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Jefferson Hills Borough Council Memorial Day Services in Finleyville Announced The American Legion Post 613 and The Mon Valley Honor Guard will hold Memorial Day Services in Finleyville, on Sunday May 26, 2019Services will take place at the following locations: (All times approximate) Stone Church Cemetery 1:00 pm Saint Francis of Assisi 1:15 pm Mingo Creek Cemetery 1:30 pm Finleyville Cemetery 1:45 pm Finleyville Community Center 2:00 pm Refreshments will be served immediately after the Community Center ceremonies at the American Legion Post 613, Morrison-Ritchie.

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Memorial Day Activities Slated in Elizabeth The Kastan Uveges VFW Post 7632 and its Auxiliary, and the Alonzo L. Weigle American Legion Post 553 are preparing for the Memorial Day parade and ceremony that will be held in Elizabeth on Monday, May 27. The parade starts at 9:30 am with the ceremony immediately following. The committee is requesting any veterans or active-duty military personnel who want to ride in the parade to contact Kim Olcott at 412384-2711 by May 15th. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot next to the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company bingo hall. The Masters of Ceremony will be Lt. Commander Rick Elster, USN, (ret.) Commander VFW Post 7632 and Commander Frank Tignanelli, American Legion Post 553. Dr. John H. O’Hara who is an Air Force veteran and worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) for 32 years will be the guest speaker.

Open House Tours of The Historic Wright House and Log Cabin If you have ever driven along Venetia Road in Peters Township and wondered what the inside of the Enoch Wright House and the 1780 Log Cabin behind it looked like, your opportunity is coming up!! This summer, the Enoch Wright House and Museum, a National and State Register site as well as the log cabin will be open for public tours. Docents from the Peters Creek Historical Society will take you through both historic structures and explain the history of the Wright family, the architecture of the structures and what life was like in the early 1800s in Peters Township. Admission is free; donations welcomed. Upcoming Open House Tour dates and times from May through August are as follows: • Tuesday, May 7, 6pm-8pm • Sunday, May 19, 1pm-3pm • Sunday, June 9, 1pm-3pm • Tuesday, June 25, 6pm-8pm • Sunday, July 7, 1pm-3pm • Tuesday, July 16, 6pm-8pm • Tuesday, August 6, 6pm-8pm • Sunday, August 25, 1pm-3pm Both buildings are home to the Peters Creek Historical Society. Private appointments to see the house and log cabin can be arranged throughout the year by contacting Betty Amato at 724-746-3203 or Len Marraccini at 724348-6406.

May 2019

May is “Protect our Children from Tobacco Smoke and E-cigarette Vapors” Month Tobacco smoke pollution is a trigger for asthma and other respiratory problems, ear infections and allergies and reduced lung function in children. Tobacco smoke also increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in infants up to the age of 18 months. Considering those alarming health risks to children, Anthony Orzechowski, Monessen Deputy Mayor and City Council as well as Governor Thomas Wolf have proclaimed the Month of May as “Protect Our Children from Tobacco Smoke and E-Cigarette Pollution Month.” Mia, daughter of Bryan and Lisa The Monessen Tobacco Free Coalition is Pysola and granddaughter of using this month to call attention to the danMonessen resident, Tom gers of tobacco smoke pollution. The good Zenobi, and former Monessen news is that if parents ask smokers to smoke resident, Jill Zenobi, models a outside, children will grow up healthier. baby T which is a reminder Even parents who smoke can protect chilthat babies will be healthier when all smokers are asked to dren by smoking outside until they choose to “Please, step outside to smoke.” stop. Our children already face many obstacles to growing up safe and healthy that are beyond our control. We can control a major risk to their health….. and that is to avoid exposing children to tobacco smoke or e-cigarette pollution. Any resident of the Mon Valley who wants information and free help to quit smoking or using chew tobacco, including receiving free patches, gum or lozenges, can call 1-800-QuitNow or log on to

Borough of Jefferson Hills to Host Kick-off Registration Event for Summer Programs for Children Borough of Jefferson Hills families are invited to attend a combined kick-off registration event for the Borough’s Summer Recreation program and Library’s Summer Reading Program. This kick-off event will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Municipal Center community room, 925 Old Clairton Road. A free picnic dinner will be provided. The Summer Recreation Program for 5-12 year olds runs weekday mornings in July at Gill Hall and 885 Parks. The Summer Reading Program runs from June 18 through July 25 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Jefferson Hills Library. See more information on or

May 2019


Attorney Suzanne Ruschak Running For The Office Of Magisterial District Judge Attorney and Charleroi resident, Suzanne Ruschak is running for the office of Magisterial District Judge for District 27-1-03. Ms. Ruschak has cross-filed nominating petitions and is running as both a Democrat and Republican in the primary election on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Magisterial District 27-1-03 encompasses the communities of Allenport, Charleroi, Dunlevy, Elco, Fallowfield Township, North Charleroi, Roscoe, Speers, Stockdale and Twilight. Ms. Ruschak holds a B.S. degree in accounting Suzanne Ruschak from Point Park University and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey and is a member of both the Washington County and Allegheny County Bar Associations. Ms. Ruschak worked for a mid-sized Pittsburgh law firm before opening her own practice. She is a founding partner of the law firm of Pavlovich and Ruschak, P.C. and has been a managing partner of the firm for the past 13 years. She has lived in Charleroi for the past 26 years and her family has strong, long-standing ties to the Mon Valley and Charleroi communities. Her decision to run for Magisterial District Judge was prompted by the desire to use her strong legal background and knowledge, together with her extensive courtroom experience, to serve the community. “I am confident the variety of cases I have handled over the past 15 years and the wealth of courtroom experience I have garnered have fully prepared me to knowledgeably, effectively and fairly perform the duties of magisterial district judge,” she said. Ms. Ruschak believes that the duties of the office of Magisterial District Judge must be fulfilled faithfully and impartially and that every individual coming before the magistrate court must be treated with fairness and respect in the impartial application of the law.

FIRST ANNUAL ERIC HUSSEY MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TEAM REGISTRATIONS NEEDED BY MAY 25 The First Annual Eric Hussey Memorial Softball Tournament will be held on June 15, 2019 at William Penn Fields, located at 392 Willam Penn Rd. in Forward Twp. The event will be held from 8:00 AM until dusk, with a memorial service set for 12 noon. There will be a Chinese Auction with over 50 items, Food, and Music. Cost per team is $200, and the registration deadline for the event is May 25. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Balko at 412-443-2376, or e-mail You can also visit the website,


Save the Date Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Blood Drive in Finleyville on June 5 The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, June 5 from 12:30 pm. - 6:00 pm. The blood drive will take place at St. Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, located at 3609 Washington Avenue, in Finleyville. To make an appointment, please: • Visit, click on the ‘Donate’ button and search with group code G0040239 • Download the Vitalant-Pittsburgh Mobile App for your smart phone, or • Call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 or • Contact Frank Kovscek at or 724-3486537

Cook Confirms $45,000 Early Invention Grant on the Way to Assist Financially Distressed Charleroi Borough Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that Charleroi Borough has been awarded a grant totaling $45,000 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 Charleroi Borough to hire financial consultants to help develop and implement a five-year financial management plan and strategy. “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,” said Cook. “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

Rostraver Library Hosting Golf Outing Enjoy a day of golf at Cedarbrook Golf Course on Saturday, June 1 at the Rostraver Library Golf Outing. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 am and Shotgun Start is at 9:00 am. The cost is $100 per player / $400 per foursome, and singles and twosomes are welcome. Registration includes 18 holes (Scramble), golf cart, hot dog and drink at the turn, buffet dinner, and door prize. Prizes are awarded to the first place foursome, and singles and doubles will be combined into foursome. Please register and pay at Rostraver Public Library. Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs.

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Back Home Where He Belongs MIA/KIA World War II Veteran, Sgt. Vernon Lance Hamilton Buried with Full Military Honors in Monongahela by Alice Harris Seventy-four years after his plane disappeared over Germany, the remains of Sgt. Vernon Lance Hamilton were returned to the City of Monongahela, the town he left at age 17 in October, 1943 to join the US Army Air Corps. Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela received his remains and handled his burial. Family and friends were received to celebrate his life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. The Revs. Mark and Sharon Woomer co-officiated his funeral and interment followed in the Monongahela Cemetery where full military honors by the US Army were bestowed. Monongahela Police and the Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders led Hamilton's funeral procession on Main Street through the heart of Monongahela which was decorated with American flags and military banners. Residents and friends waved flags, shed tears, and saluted as Sgt. Hamilton passed by to his final resting place in Monongahela Cemetery where he was buried beside his mother. Born on October 3, 1925 in New Eagle, Vernon Hamilton was the son of the late James Hamilton and Dorothy Shaw Hamilton Lazzari, and brother to the late James Hamilton. He is survived by his sister Donna Hassel of Anaheim, CA, five nieces and a nephew, and numerous other relatives. Vernon grew up on West Main Street in Monongahela and attended Monongahela Public Schools. He was also an usher at the Anton Theater. On March 21, 1945, at the age of 19, the A-26B invader bomber aircraft that he was on board, took off from England. It was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire during a combat mission from Couvron, France to Dulmen, Germany. Hamilton and two other crew members were on board. All three went down with the plane. The site of the crash was not discovered until late 2016, and his remains were identified on December 14, 2018 through DNA. Positive identification was formally completed by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Sgt. Hamilton was a member of the 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group (Light). He was post-humusly awarded the US Army Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, European, African, Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Enlisted Air Crew Member Wings. His sister, Donna received his Gold Star Lapel Button.

District X Garden Clubs Hold Spring Tea The Garden Clubs of district X held their annual Spring Tea Wednesday March 20 at the Mon-Valley YMCA. National and State board members, District X board members and the presidents of the 10 clubs that compose District X were recognized. There were 67 members in attendance. District Director Kay Bair conducted a short business meeting followed by the tea and luncheon. After the luncheon, George Weigle, Pennsylvania Garden Writer gave a program - “ How Not to Mess Up Your Landscape.” Mr. Weigle was very informative and humorous. The District X June Fundraiser will be held at the South Hills Country Club on June 20. The program will be “Wedding Fashions Through the Years”.

A celebration of Sgt. Vernon's life was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela.

The Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders led Hamilton's funeral procession on Main Street in Monongahela

Sgt. Vernon L. Hamilton is remembered on this military banner in Monongahela.

Graveside service for Sgt. Hamilton was held at Monongahela Cemetery.

Mon River Arts to Hold Children’s Summer Camps Mon River Arts, located in the Grand Theatre at 206 Plum Street in Elizabeth will be holding summer camps for children. To register for camps visit the website or call 412-405-8425for more information. Grandstage Musical Theatre Camp - School of Rock (For ages 8 - 14) July 8 - 19, 9:00 am- 12:00 Noon Tuition $275 (register by May 31st and save $25) Musical Theatre Dance Party Summer Camp Dance Intensive (For ages 10 - 18) August 5 - 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon Tuition $275 (register by May 31st and save $25)

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DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM NEWS Hike Through History: How Donora’s Killer Smog Gave Birth to Cleaner Air On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP,) Venture Outdoors and the Donora Historical Society are teaming up to take hikers on a trek through the past, present, and future of air quality in Southwestern PA. We’ll walk along the Monongahela River in the footprint of what was once Donora’s mighty Zinc Works, then visit the Donora Smog Museum to learn more about the 1948 Smog event that took the lives of over 50 people and helped spur on the clean air movement in the United States.

‘Living Legends Of Donora Football’ – An Afternoon Of Storytelling We will assemble a group of Living Legends from the 1940s and 1950s to tell stories about their experiences of growing up in Donora, playing for the Donora Dragons, college and coaching football. This roundtable discussion will be held in the downstairs Community Room of the Donora Public Library at 510 Meldon Avenue on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. Allow two hours. *(See accompanying article in the SPORTS section of this issue of the Messenger).


Monongahela Easter Egg Hunt Worth The Wait

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

Additional Info If you have additional questions about the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, stop by on Saturdays or by appointment, or email us at m, or call us at 724-823-0364. You can also visit us on the website at or follow us and ‘Like Us’ on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

The ‘Chamber Cheetah’ visited with the children. On his lap is Elora Bucher, age 2, from Carroll Township.

Lily Anna Riggar, age 6, smiles at her mom, as she is seated with the Easter Bunny. Lily and her mom are from Monongahela.

By Jill Runfola The Annual Easter Egg Hunt held in Monongahela April 13, 2019, was worth the wait, with the event being rescheduled and causing some unavoidable confusion. Originally scheduled for 12:00 noon in Chess Park, the Easter Egg Hunt had to be moved back to 2:00 pm, due to a Working hard for the city included large nearby funeral procession to (L-R): Board Members- Chris Grilli, honor fallen WW II Veteran Sgt. Doreen Walters, Mini-helper for BoardVernon Hamilton. Crowds still Sharley Walters, Chamber Membersturned out for the later children’s Randy McMahon, Rochelle Noone and festivities, which included an egg Volunteer-Stephanie Rubino hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, the Chamber Cheetah, a drawing with prizes, treat bags and more! “Hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is not only tradition, but it is a way for us to celebrate the holiday with our children,” said Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dorothea Pemberton. “This is an opportunity for our Chamber to give back to the community—a place where we are proud to live, work and play!”


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Business & Merchant News SOUTH HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS The South Hills Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of events during the month of May. Additional information and registration for these events can be found at or by calling 412-306-8090.

Coffee Connect -Breakfast networking event May 8, 8:00 am, The Porch at Siena, 120 Siena Drive, Upper St Clair, PA 15241 Join us for networking and breakfast at The Porch at Siena. Pre-register online now for a discount. Members $13, Future Members $18. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be: Members $15, Future Members $20. Tickets include a continental breakfast of Coffee & Hot Tea, Assorted Juices, House Made Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Fruit Platter. This will be a speed networking event, where you will get to talk with everyone in the room. Please bring business cards and any promotional materials for special offers or events occurring within your business.

South Hills Chamber of Commerce Luncheon: May 16, 11:30 am, Crowne Plaza, 164 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15241

“The Role of the Fiduciary for Trust & Retirement Plan Management.” Robert Yelenovsky, Senior Vice President, Retirement Plan and Institutional Advisors of Fragasso Financial Advisors will cover the fiduciary responsibilities of trustees and retirement plan sponsors as defined by statute, review the decisions fiduciaries face, and the consequences for poor decisions or improper action. Mr. Yelenovsky will also review best practices for fiduciaries as required by ERISA. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-ins. Members $22 | Future Members $27.

South Hills Chamber Women May 29, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Macy’s, South Hills Village ‘Mocktails and Makeover’s Event Join Chamber women and future Chamber members in a fun evening at Macy’s. There will be complimentary makeovers, refreshments, giveaways, a raffle, and plenty of time to network with other like-minded women in the South Hills. Members FREE | Future Members $10. For further information on any of these events, please visit the website:

MVRCC “Legends Of Commerce” Golf Tournament Set For June 6 Event will Honor Jack LaCarte The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Nemacolin Country Club on Thursday, June 6, 2019. An 8:00 am registration and practice will be followed by a 9:00 am shotgun start. Highway Appliance is the main event sponsor. This year the chamber is launching a new theme for the golf outing calling it “Legends of Commerce” in which they will be dedicating the Annual Golf Outing each year to a different special chamber member. The recipient chosen each year will be someone who displays outstanding personal and professional attributes, helps to advance the mission of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber, and who promotes and gives back selflessly to the Mid Mon Valley community at large. For 2019, Mr. Jack LaCarte was chosen by the chamber to be honored as the very first "Legends of Commerce" recipient. The featured ‘Hole in One’ prize will be $10,000 in cash,

in addition to valuable auxiliary prizes on other greens. This year’s tournament will once again offer a chance to win a $3,000 Golf Membership to Nemacolin Country Club. The Golf Committee will hold fun competitions throughout the day for cash and donated prizes. Stoney’s Brewing Company will serve as beer sponsor. Foursome registrations and sponsorships are being accepted by calling the Chamber office at 724-483-3507. Everyone (regardless of membership) is invited to attend this very popular event which has sold out many years in the past. The cost per golfer is only $135 and includes greens fees and cart, lunch, beverages, dinner, golfer’s goody bag, mini massages by Sol Massage Therapy and many other extras. The Chamber accepts all major credit cards. On line registration is not available for the tournament, but a full outing registration brochure is available at

Mr. Jack LaCarte pictured at the 2017 MVRCC Golf Outing

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New Chapter Begins For The Mon Valley Regional Chamber

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight for May is CSC Insurance. CSC Insurance is a 3rd generation, independently owned insurance agency located at 4552 Rt. 51 in Rostraver Township. CSC has a team of experienced and talented insurance agents that care about their clients as individuals and care about the companies that they run. The believe it is important to take the time necessary to understand a clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs in order to deliver a customized solution. CSC Insurance offers a broad range of insurance solutions including â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Business Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Personal Insurance. For more information or a FREE quote please call CSC Insurance Options at 724-929-2300 or visit

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled a new logo and website at a Launch Party held at Off the Wall Arts in Charleroi. The changes have been in the works for about 6 months. The new website offers more user-friendly features for members, including advertising, links to social media, and a calendar of events. The new logo, designed by member Diana Fanelli, captures the mission of the chamber by using a bridge. The bridge symbolizes the bridging of all the communities within the chamber together.


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WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK MAY MEETINGS The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit to learn more. Local area meetings will be held as follows: The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Bowling Alley at the Meadows, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, May 1 and 15. Contact Sallie Dunn at 724503-4500. The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Point Drive in Washington on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, May 8 and 22. Contact Vicki Pinkney at 412-9971603. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:00 a.m. at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, May 14 and 28. Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412833-9279. The South Hills Chapter meets at 8:00 a.m. at Sylvan Learning Center, 100 Siena Drive in Upper St Clair on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, May 2 and 16. Contact Kim Spierto at 412-759-2080.

Local Executive, Monessen Resident Joins MVHR Board of Directors Dale K. Simpson, the area operations director for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Revenue Western and Central Regions, joined to the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. (MVHR). As a resident of Monessen, Mr. Simpson is very familiar with the health system’s service area. He brings his extensive financial knowledge and leadership skills to the MVHR board. Prior to his current position with the Commonwealth, Mr. Simpson served as the district administrator and collections and enforcement coordinator for the Department of Revenue in Pittsburgh. He previously was a Dale K. Simpson commissioner on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs and a councilman for the City of Monessen. Mr. Simpson is a trustee of the Union Baptist Church in Monessen. He studied Business Administration at Washington & Jefferson College and the University of Pittsburgh. MVHR is the parent company of Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and various other businesses that provide health care services and medical products. In addition to MVH, units include the Mon Valley Care Center, Residence at Hilltop, Valley Outpatient Rehabilitation, Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex, California Imaging, Rostraver Imaging and Monongahela Medical Supply Company as well as ambulatory surgery centers, a physician hospital organization and physician practice management services.

Mon Valley Regional Chamber Luncheon Addresses Importance of Networking MVRCC held its monthly luncheon at Monongahela Valley Hospital Tuesday April 9. The guest speaker was Stephanie Masters, an Organizational Development Consultant. Stephanie spoke on the importance of networking in business and how to maximize your networking exposure. The luncheon was sponsored by Leadership Washington County.

MVH Radiologists to Be Honored at Gala 31 On Saturday, May 18, at Gala 31, Monongahela Valley Hospital will recognize Abdul S. Chaudry, M.D., and Adil Chaudry, M.D., of Imaging Associates of Greater Pittsburgh, with the Rose Award for Dimensions in Philanthropy. The Rose Award for Dimensions in Philanthropy was created to honor the late Mrs. Rose Sweeney Melenyzer, a longtime friend and benefactor to Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. This award recognizes members of our community for their benevolence and dedication to the enhancement of quality health care. Today, working side-by-side, the father and son radiologist team are firsthand witness to the needs of Monongahela Valley Hospital. Through Imaging Associates of Greater Pittsburgh, the Chaudry’s generously provide resources to support to the needs of the hospital and its outpatient facilities. The practice also serves as a benefactor to enhance education and health initiatives throughout the region. Gala 31, themed “A Roaring Good Time,” is the Hospital’s annual blacktie fundraiser. Each year exemplary individuals are celebrated for their commitment to excellence with the Dimensions in Performance Awards. These awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the health care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, medicine, volunteerism and civic well-being. For more information on Gala 31, contact Melissa Marion, director, The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation, at 724-258-1855.

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The Big Fish Contracting Co. Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2018 President’s Club Award

The Big Fish Contracting Company of Bethel Park, received the most prestigious contractor award GAF offers: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award signifies The Big Fish Contracting Company has surpassed what is considered to be the most elite level for roofing contractors. GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, and only GAF Master Elite Certified Contractors can compete for its residential President’s Club Award. Achieving this level proves that a contractor is an established presence in the community, legally in good standing, committed to ongoing training, and allaround roofing excellence. To-date, less than 3% of roofing contractors in The United States have achieved this status. “We value our certified contractors for raising the industry standard year after year by installing the best roofing products and systems,” said Jim Slauson, GAF’s VP of Certified Program & Services. Slauson added, “Our President’s Club award recognizes only those contractors who have distinguished themselves by the highest standards of excellence, customer satisfaction, and dependability.” Founded by Benjamin Fisher, in 2015, with a mission to raise the bar in the residential roofing industry, The Big Fish Contracting Company quickly earned the GAF Master Elite status and a local reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction. The company has an established track record and maintains an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau “We’re very big on craftsmanship and building strong relationships within the local community,” said Fisher. “Focusing on doing high quality work and following it up with the kind of customer service that’s unheard of in this industry is what makes us so successful,” he added. The company strives to not only bring value to customers, but to the community as a whole. “People who work The Big Fish Contracting Company have a genuine desire to solve problems and they gain satisfaction from a job well done,” says Fisher. “When they’re off the clock, they’re still answering roofing questions on Facebook or participating in community functions. This urgency and enthusiasm for raising the bar sets us apart from everyone else.” For more information about The Big Fish Contracting Company, visit their website at

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Pizza Station in New Eagle Celebrates One Year Anniversary Preschoolers Learn About Making Pizza!

Hayley Miller of Finleyville manned the oven. Josh Cehelsky, age 6, was intrigued with all the steps involved in pizza making.

Owner Jim Coulter explains how the oven works, that it's hot, and why it’s important to stay back to not get burned.

Children from South Hills Home Schoolers preschool arrived early before the store opened to learn all about making pizzas. They colored and made a ‘pizza slice banner’ to present to Pizza Station.

By Alice Harris Pizza Station in New Eagle celebrated their one year in business on April 23, 2019. Activities for the day started out early with a visit from the South Hills Home Schoolers preschool 2-6 year olds and their parents who came to learn all about making pizzas. The store ran specials all day long to celebrate their anniversary. Owners Jim Coulter and his wife Caralee Coulter try to give back to the community and support others in the ways they are able by promoting other local businesses at the store and in helping the communities and organizations in the areas they serve. Owners Jim and Caralee Coulter in the background, “It has been great to be back home where I know and the children and parents from South Hills Home everyone,” said Jim, who was born and grow up in New Schoolers preschool hold up 1 finger in celebration Eagle. “It's been a very successful year,” he added. of Pizza Station's one year anniversary. The preschoolers from South Hills Home Schoolers prepared for their visit by coloring pizza slices with toppings that they like, and then made them into a banner that was given to Jim and Caralee who hung it at the front counter. The children colored and decorated pizza boxes which were later used to carry home their own pizzas that they made. Dough was rolled out using soda cans and the kids got to choose the toppings they like to finish their pizzas. Employee Hayley Miller, who loves working with kids requested time off from school so that she could help. It was a fun and educational morning for all and a wonderful start to Pizza Station's first anniversary day. Pizza Station is located at 187 Chess St., in New Eagle. They have a large menu for pick-up and delivery and serve the communities of New Eagle, Monongahela, Finleyville, Carrol Twp., Elrama, and Donora. They can be reached at 724-310-3191 and have a Facebook Page:

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BETHEL PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS The Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting a variety of upcoming events. For more information, or to register for the events visit their website or call 412-595-8361.

Chamber and Business Association Hosting South Hills Job Fair The Bethel Park Chamber and the Bethel Park Industrial Park Business Association will be hosting a job fair at the Bethel Park Community Center located at 5151 Park Avenue. The Job Fair will be on May 16, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 PM. Employers from all fields from retail to the trades will be available. There are jobs in the trades currently open. There are employment opportunities available with flexibility, benefits, part time/full time, on- the-Job training and classroom training available if needed. Good salaries and free parking. If you are interested in being an employer exhibitor, you can go to the Chamber website at to register or call 412-595-8361 for more information. Many of the jobs employ veterans in the Industrial Park. The Bethel Park area has many opportunities for employment and keeping the revenue in the local communities helps everyone.

The Chamber Gets Ready for the Kentucky Derby It’s Kentucky Derby time at the Library Fire Hall on May 4, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 PM for a great buffet with free beer and setups and the horse racing begins at 6:30 PM. Wear your own Derby hat or bonnet creation and join the parade of hats at 6:15 PM. Prizes will be given. Enjoy a night of fun and 10 other races cheering your own horse on to victory. Browse the raffle table and bring your own guests for the party. Enjoy the other 10 races Cost for this great evening is $25.00 a person. You can bring your own bottle and snacks if you prefer. Tickets are limited. Register early at or call 412-595-8361. Information for your horses is also online.

BP Chamber Workshop - “Credit Improvement” May 7, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Are you in need of improving your credit score? Do you know how to research and what steps to take to get you on the right path to good credit? Do you REALLY know what is on your credit report? What does It mean? Join Veronica Berton Mobile Notary Services as she presents information that gets you on the path to improved credit. Go to to register for the workshop.

MONONGAHELA AREA CHAMBER ‘BUSINESS OF THE MONTH’ ADVANCE AUTO PARTS Advance Auto Parts was established in 1932. The Advance Auto Parts located in Monongahela opened in 2013. In addition to a wide selection of auto parts and accessories, services available are battery installation, code testing and reading along with windshield wiper installation. You can also purchase items online at In store items can be picked up in 30 minutes, and a loyalty program is also available for every $50 spent. The employees at Advance Auto Parts enjoy serving the community, and the company is proud to serve local non-profit organizations with sponsorships. Store hours are Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM and Monday thru Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM with extended spring hours. Stop by for all your car care needs. Advance Auto Parts is located at 1230 West Main Street, Monongahela, and can be reached by calling 724-292-7294.

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Bethel Park Recognized by Wolf Administration at 2019 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin recently recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “With all the attention paid to federal and state politics, it’s easy to overlook that the level of government that has the greatest impact on an individual’s dayto-day life is on the local level,” Secretary Davin said. “When local governments go above and beyond by implementing new technologies, forming new partnerships, or developing new ways to tackle their problems, that has a huge effect on residents’ quality of life. The purpose of these awards is to commend those municipalities and individuals that showed incredible service to their communities.” Nine communities and ten individuals from across the commonwealth were recognized for excellent service as part of the 23rd Annual Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. The municipality of Bethel Park was recognized with the “Responding to Adversity” Award. On, June 20, 2018, Bethel Park witnessed a historic flooding event. The flood prompted a collaborative response, with neighbors assisting neighbors with flood clean-up and garbage removal. Local businesses donated food, cleaning supplies, and other items to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts. Contractors volunteered their time and services to repair electrical, plumbing, and structural systems. Municipal Council, Mayor Jack Allen, and municipal staff worked tirelessly to help residents recover and get infrastructure repaired quickly. The local emergency management coordinator organized an event to allow residents to come in and speak with representatives from numerous government and nonprofit agencies to find the help for their specific problem. Local municipalities and other government agencies offered assistance in the form of providing engineers and equipment to help speed up recovery. Municipal Council subsequently faced the difficult decision to increase taxes, in part to fund storm water projects to help reduce the damaging effects of future flood events and to reduce pollutant discharges into local waterways. These projects make Bethel Park a stronger community by reducing the effects of flooding on homes and businesses and improving the water quality for Bethel Park and downstream municipalities.

Rostraver Township Commissioners Honor Local Students At the April 3, 2019 Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners monthly meeting, the Commissioners recognized 4th grade students from Rostraver Elementary for creating educational artwork from a science lesson about Rostraver Township being an ‘MS4 Community’. MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. It is a program (Bottom Row L-R): Students from Mrs. Barkey’s 4th grade science class- Benito Pesi, regulated by the EPA and Ben Bowman, Rhylee Howlett, and Baylee DEP. Annually employees McDaniel. (Top Row L-R): Commissioner Gary from Rostraver Township Litvany, Commissioner Devin DeRienzo, visit Mrs. Barkey’s 4th grade Francesca DeCarlo, Commissioner Ray science classes to do a Iacoboni, and Commissioner Gary Beck demonstration on the water cycle and discuss simple things we can do in our daily lives to limit pollution ending up in our waterways. The students were asked to create artwork showing some of the simple we can all do to make a difference: The Commissioners also honored Francesca DeCarlo with a certificate of appreciation for her hours of service as an intern. One of the tasks Miss DeCarlo did was to transform the 4th grade student’s artwork into educational MS4 posters that will be displayed throughout the township. DeCarlo will graduate from the University of Pittsburgh in Greensburg this spring with a degree in Communications. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners wishes Miss DeCarlo success in her future endeavors. If you would like to more about Rostraver Township’s MS4 program visit

New Eagle Increasing Borough Surveillance By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council announced at the April 2 monthly meeting that they will be increasing police surveillance in the borough at night due to issues with kids roaming around and vandalism. Additional lighting will also be installed at the borough playground. There has been vandalism at the war memorial due to skateboarding and dozens of cars were vandalized recently. The areas by the war memorial and ballfield will be of particular focus in the increased surveillance. Parents and children are reminded that curfew is 10 pm on school days and that police will be patrolling the areas. Also at the meeting, Council announced the resignation of Public Works Foreman, Jim Schmid, effective April 4. Council also announced the date of June 1 for the popular ‘Fleatique on the Mon’.

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Carroll Twp. Addresses Pet Ordinance and Zoning Questions By Miranda Startare Carroll Twp. Board of Supervisors heard from two township families at the April 5 monthly meeting asking the Board to consider allowing them to keep their pets. The pets in question are a pot-bellied pig and three pygmy goats. Resident Jamie Kray asked the Board for permission to keep her family’s trained pet – a pot-bellied pig – of which the township has received complaints. Kray explained that the pet lives mostly indoors and uses a leash when outdoors. Chairman Thomas Rapp cited the township’s ordinance against farm animals, which would include pet pot-bellied pigs. Another resident in attendance at the meeting, Edward Molnar, also addressed the Board after having received neighbor complaints of his intention to keep three pygmy goats as pets. Molnar’s property consists of two acres of land on Garden Avenue and includes a recently fenced acre for the animals. Molnar has owned goats at other times in the 22 years his family has resided on the property but has not received complaints until constructing the fence, which blocks access to neighbors who regularly walk their dogs through his property, according to Molnar. Molnar also cited zoning laws which he believes should accommodate having the goats as pets, stating that an “agricultural animal means you eat it or make money from it,” neither of which applies to his goats. Some of Molnar’s neighbors also attended the meeting giving their approval of the pet goats. Zoning Officer Dennis Butler explained that the ordinance doesn’t permit the goats, and Molnar would have to request a variance from the township Variance Board at a cost of $600, who would determine if the goats would be permissible.




May 2019

Local Worship ‘Journey to Jerusalem’ Held at St. Francis of Assisi Finley Hall Jerusalem Players Tell the Stories of Holy Week By Paul Chasko On Palm Sunday April 14, 2019, Saint Francis of Assisi’s Finley Hall was transformed into a marketplace and other inner rooms of early Jerusalem that were key to the happenings of “Holy Week”. The Jerusalem Players of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville, Saint Benedict the Abbot of Peters Township, Saint Isaac Jogues of Jefferson Hills and Saint Thomas More of Pleasant Hills stepped into the sandals of Christ’s Apostles and Disciples. They brought visitors to “their Jerusalem” a little closer to the hap-

penings of Holy Week. The Players, some gathered in the market place of Jerusalem and others in rooms and locations key to the Passion of Christ, spent an afternoon relating what they experienced during Holy Week. Over 190 guests in small groups were led through “the streets and rooms of Jerusalem” and there, they learned more of the details surrounding Holy Week.” Sixty one parishioners of the four Churches and Knights of Columbus Council 13832 participated in making this event happen. Players, both children and adults costumed for the period, populated the market place,

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many with stories of Holy week to relate to visitors. Other participants helped creatively with the scenery – Father Miller drew the line at bringing in 2 to 3 inches of dry sand and gravel to enhance the illusion of the Jerusalem market place. Other staff helpers served as coordinators, greeters, directors, crafters, costume adjusters, promotions and the dinner committee.

Jacob the Money Changer (Frank Kovscek) and James of Zebedee (Blaise Holliot) meet at the market place.

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Westmoreland County Senior Games - May 7 - 17


The 2019 Westmoreland County Senior Games will take place May 7 - 17 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 thirty-four events. Westmoreland County residency is not required to participate. Registration costs 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 9 and Monday, May 13. Events include high and low impact activities, such as bocce, bowling, canoeing, cycling, darts, golf, horseshoes, running, shuffleboard, and swimming. New events in 2019 include Pickle Ball and Corn Hole. Many of the events will divide athletes into age brackets. Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each event and age bracket. There is also an Awards Ceremony on May 17 honoring the year’s sportsmen and women as voted on by the athletes. The Games are more about fun and fitness and one does not have to be a super athlete to participate. The ultimate goal of the games is to encourage an active lifestyle and continued participation in recreational activities beyond age 50. To request a registration booklet, call (724) 830-3950, or download one online by visiting the County Parks' website at

The next meeting of the Clairton AARP Chapter #1612 is set for Wednesday, May 22 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Guests and seniors 55 and older are welcome. Refreshments are offered at 9:30 am followed by a short meeting at 10:00 am. After the meeting, entertainment will be provided by keyboardist, Jim Sykes and vocalist Jody Dausey. A light lunch of ham bar-b-que will be served following the entertainment for $3/member and $4/guest. May 19 is the next day trip to Greensburg, PA and the Palace Theater to hear ‘The Lettermen’ followed by a visit to Jennerstown, PA and the Mountain Playhouse on June 20. Call Marjorie at 724-872-1165 to learn more about these and future trips. Anyone interested in joining the Clairton AARP can call Barb at 412-7144411 regarding membership. Barb can provide you with information on joining the National AARP (a requirement to join a local chapter) and to join Chapter #1612. Interested in getting a newsletter? Call Kathy at 412-8540594 with your email address.

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MAY HAPPENINGS AT THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The West Newton Center for Active Adults located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for a $2 donation (age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under age 60). Reservations for lunch must be made by Tuesday of the previous week. We have a full beauty shop on the premises Wednesday thru Friday. Call 724-872-4976 and ask for Judy. Daily card playing, billiards, wii bowling, and Tuesday Bible study at 9:30 am, are just some of our activities. In addition, each Wednesday at 12:30 pm there are 20 games of nickel-a-card BINGO. We also have Free Tai Chi on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Fridays at 10:30 am we have a speaker on ‘Seniors Eating Well’, and S.A.I.L. (Stay Independent & Active for Life) exercise Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Every Saturday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am Zumba with Gyda - Cost $6. For more Center information, call 724-872-4976 and ask for Paul or Lisa. To join our monthly email group on center activities, please email Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: • May 3 Jewelry Making 10:30-11:30am • May 6 Pain Management 12:30pm • May 7 Healthy Steps 9:30am-2:30pm • May 8 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • May 9 Lunch and Show Mark & Donna Groom 12:00pm • May 13 Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am • May 14 Board Meeting 10:00am • May 14 Mother’s Day Tea Party 9:00am • May 15 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • May 16 Coffee & Canvas 6:00-8:00pm • May 20 Ceramics Making 12:30pm • May 21 Voting Day 6:00am-8:00pm • May 21 Rocky Gap Casino 8:00am • May 22 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • May 23 Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am • May 24 Birthday Party 11:30am • May 27 Memorial Day (CLOSED) • May28 Grocery Bingo 1:00pm • May 29 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • May 31 Blood Pressure 11:30am

Upcoming Trip Tues. May 21 – Rocky Gap Casino & Resort – Casino & Golfing: Departing Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot at 8:00am and Belle Vernon Park and Ride (Rt 201) at 8:15am. Arriving at the casino around 10:30am and departing for home at 5:00pm. Casino-Only Guest: Cost is $30 and includes $20 in free-play. Golf Guest: Cost is $69 and includes your cart. You will also receive $20 in free play for the casino. All guests over 55 years of age receive 10% off at the Signatures Bar & Grill, LB’s Place, and the Resort Spa. Casino guests who are over 55 years of age will also receive 2X points on the casino floor and 4X points at ‘The Nook’.

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MON VALLEY YMCA UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES The Mon Valley YMCA, located at 101 Taylor Run Road in Monongahela, PA, (Off Route 88 between Monongahela & Charleroi, PA 43 exit 39) is offering the following programs during the month of May. Please contact them with any questions, or for more information at 724483-8077, e-mail:, or visit the website The True Gift and Power of our Breath Tuesday, May 7 at 12:30 pm Presenter: Georgette Vougias, B.A., MCHC, HITA Georgette has served as a nature guide/environmental educator with the National Park Service for over a decade. She is now a health and wellness coach who is dedicated to helping others on their personal journeys to radiant health and the priceless freedom that comes from that. Besides utilizing her outdoor and health coaching skills, she also draws upon her years as a yoga and meditation teacher, to help each and every client bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit through nourishment, movement, positivity, and healthy habits. Free to the Community. RSVP by May 3 in the Business Office or by calling 724.483.8077. Freedom From Fractures - Wednesday, May 29 at 12:15 pm Presenter: Peggy Herforth, Mon Valley YMCA Wellness Director A national event that teaches people how medical conditions, medications, family history and lifestyle factors can affect fracture risk and provides personalized tips on how to prevent fractures. In this one hour workshop we’ll discuss the relationship between osteoporosis and fractures, just what our individual risk of breaking a bone is, and how to reduce falls and fractures. Free to the community. RSVP by May 27 in the Business Office or by calling 724.483.8077. OSPTA Mini-Health Fair and Ice Cream Social Thursday, May 30 at 12:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch will be provided at 12:30 pm followed by social OSPTA resources and on hands Physical Therapist focusing particularly on the theme Movement for Health, and physical therapists' role in encouraging fitness and preventing disease. Free to the community. RSVP by May 28 in the Business Office or by call 724.483.8077. Mon Valley YMCA Coach bus trip Rivers Casino - Tuesday, June 4 10:00 am pickup in Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot (next to Valley Vending). 4:00 pm depart Rivers Casino $30 Member and Non-member RSVP by Friday, May 24 in the Business Office or by calling 724.483.8077. Must have valid driver’s license


MVH to Host Annual Oncology Symposium Monongahela Valley Hospital's (MVH) Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center offers one of the most progressive programs for cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and education in Southwestern Pennsylvania. As part of MVH's continuing education program for medical professionals, the hospital is hosting its Annual Oncology Symposium on Wednesday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Physicians will receive 5.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours and nurses will receive 5.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending. National and local oncology experts will present these featured topics: • Staging and Resectability in NSCLC • Current Therapeutic Approaches for Early-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to Thyroid Nodules • Modern Management of Hepatic Metastasis from Colorectal and Non-Colorectal Gastrointestinal Malignancies • Improving Outcomes in Gynecologic Cancers: PARP Inhibition and Immunotherapeutic Approaches To register, call 724-258-1750. Reservations are required.




Is It Time For a New Hip or Knee? Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital Free program, parking and light refreshments

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YOUR HEALTH Is It Time For a New Hip or Knee? Attend a Free Talk at MVH on May 21 Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O., will host a free talk about hip and knee replacement on Tuesday, May 21, in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. This program will answer the question “Is It Time For a New Hip or Knee?” This education program is designed to educate you about hip and knee replacements. Dr. Molinero 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. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333. The talk is part of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Innovations in Medicine series that features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community.

Healthy and Fit Orthopedic Series

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

Thursday, May 23, 12 p.m.

Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D.

Cryoneurolysis: Freeze Your Knee Pain Away Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 120 Rostraver Township

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MVH Receives Inpatient Diabetes Recertification Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is one of only two hospitals in Southwestern Pennsylvania and 85 among all hospitals in the United States to achieve Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Education by The Joint Commission (TJC). This marks the fifth time since 2010 that MVH earned this two-year certification. TJC’s certification signifies that the services MVH provides have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes. It is the best signal to our community that the quality care we provide is effectively managed to meet the needs of patients. A surveyor from TJC visited MVH in late January to conduct the survey. The Joint Commission and the American Diabetes Association have identified that the most successful inpatient diabetes programs possess the following critical attributes: • Specific staff education requirements • Written blood glucose monitoring protocols • Plans for the treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia • Data collection of incidences of hypoglycemia • Patient education on self-management of diabetes • An identified program champion or program champion team “Diabetes has a significant impact on the health of the communities we serve,” explained Karen Leone-Pritts, MS, RDN, CDE, LDN, director of MVH’s Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes. “Our staff is here to help individuals and the community improve their knowledge and understanding of both prediabetes and diabetes. We are here to help improve their lives.”


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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). Wednesday, May 1 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To register, call 724-258-1333. Monday, May 6 and 13 — 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 free and open to all those touched by suicide. To register, call 724-678-3601. Tuesday, May 7 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (1 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you The program is three consecutive days.To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, May 8 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (1 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, May 8 — Prostate Cancer Support Group 6 – 7 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to attend this free support group. For more information, call 724-2929404. Friday, May 10 — MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry Sale 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., ECC. Shop at the MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry Sale spon-

sored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Tuesday, May 14 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (2 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Tuesday, May 14 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Wednesday, May 15 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (2 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, May 15 — Stroke Education 6 p.m., ECC. This program is designed to educate you about strokes. Charles Gennaula, M.D., will describe the signs of having a stroke, causes, treatments and the after effects. He will also discuss stroke prevention. To register, call 724258-1333. Thursday, May 16 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. Diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. To register, call 724-258-1483. Saturday, May 18 — Gala 31 Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh. Gala 31: A Roaring Good Time will offer food and drink, entertainment, recognition of awardees and more. Black tie preferred $175 per person. For information, call 724-258-1855. Owner/Publisher/Editor Douglas E. Haniford

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Monday, May 20 — 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. The ultimate purpose of the support group is to help participants achieve and maintain their goal weights. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, May 21 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (3 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Tuesday, May 21 — 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. To register, call 724258-1226. Tuesday, May 21 — Innovations in Medicine: “Is It Time For A New Hip Or Knee?”” 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you on the question you may have about knowing if is it time for a new hip or knee. Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O., will discuss new advancements, symptoms and treatments of hip and knee replacements. To register, call 724-258-1333. Wednesday, May 22 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (3 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483.

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Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 — Masquerade Jewelry Sale Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., ECC. Shop at the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Thursday, May 23 — Healthy and Fit Series: “Cryoneurolysis: Freeze Your Pain Away” Noon, HealthPlex. Second of a four part series. Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss Cryoneurolysis and Freezing Your Pain Away. To register, call 724–379-5100. Tuesday, May 28 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, May 28 — 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 register, call 724258-1333. Friday, May 31 — The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Vendor and Craft Show 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., ECC. Vendor tables will be featured at this event as well as a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing.

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May 2019

SPORTS Italia Unita Club Secures Victory in Charleroi Pool League

Italian Team #1 (pictured L-R), Don Baka, Frank Suppa, Nick Malush. Not Pictured: Bill Kronander Jr., John Harlack, Ryan Rhoads and Bill Kronander Sr.

Italian Team #2 – (Front row L-R), Bob Schulnes, Buddy Greco, Tammy Greco, John Gauden. (Back row L-R), Tom Albert, Walt Stelma, Jimmy DiSanti, Tom Burton. Not Pictured: Jason Giovannelli

The Charleroi Pool League ended on March 26 with a tournament won by two teams from the Italia Unita Club in Charleroi. Italian Team #2 won the tournament championship and the Italian Team #1 finished in second place. During the season, Italian Team #1 was the overall first place winner with the Italian Team #2 coming in second. The North Charleroi French Club rounded out the winners by placing third.

BVA Archery Participates in State Tournament

The BVA Archery Club - Pictured Bottom Row, (L to R): Daleah Mowat, Emma Conklin, Robert Allshouse, Sean Allshouse, Madison Hamed, Frank Munsky, Cade Wasik, Dalton Saumit. Back Row, (L to R): Elizabeth Breckenridge, Brendon Rood, Randy Munsky, Nick Staller, Jake Taylor, Jonas Staller, Landen Baron, Elmer Spiker, Madison Shrump.

Belle Vernon School District recently participated in the NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) 2019 State Tournament held on the campus of Penn State University, State College, PA. Students belong to the Archery Club at BVA under the guidance of Michael Hamed and Robb Jenkins.

‘Living Legends Of Donora Football’ – An Afternoon of Storytelling Hosted by Donora Historical Society Donora was founded in 1901 and Donora football started in 1904, but it wasn’t until 1931 with the arrival of Coach Jimmy Russell did Donora football start laying the foundation for the Home of Champions and building a football tradition. That tradition took hold in the 1940s with back-to-back WPIAL titles in 1944 and 1945 and continued into the 1950s and 1960s. Due to the enthusiasm generated from the Donora Historical Society’s “Game Film Event” in 2017 and their historical presentation titled “Donora Football Dragons – Part One – 1904 to 1945” in 2018, they will assemble a group of Living Legends from the 1940s and 1950s to tell stories about their experiences of growing up in Donora, playing for the Donora Dragons, playing in college and coaching football. In a rare opportunity to hear about how football was played some 70-plus years ago, there will be holding an “Afternoon of Storytelling” with Lou “Bimbo” Cecconi (Class of ’46), Nick “Perky” DeRosa (Class of ’47), Bob “Bones” Rosborough (Class of ’53) and Rich “Moch” Mongelluzzo (Class of ’57). There is not a set presentation or scripted format. These former players/coaches will tell whatever stories come to mind that could include, but not limited to stories about Coach Jimmy Russell, Coach “Moon” Clark, “Deacon” Dan Towler, Roscoe “The Rambler” Ross, Arnold “Pope” Galiffa,

Rudy Andabaker, playing for the University of Pittsburgh and coaching the Donora Dragons. In a break from their normal football venue of using the Croatian Club, this roundtable discussion will be held in the downstairs Community Room of the Donora Public Library at 510 Meldon Avenue on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m. Allow two hours. All former players and fans are welcome. The event is free but donations will be gladly accepted. Audience participation is encouraged by asking questions, sharing stories or memorabilia. For those that brought memorabilia to previous events, but did not get a chance to share it with the audience, now will be your chance. The Donora Historical Society is still planning to do another historical football presentation titled “Donora Football Dragons – Part Two - 1946 to 1968” on a date that has yet to be determined. If you have questions about this event, please call 724-823-0364 and leave a message. Or email, or visit the website at

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

Decorating Easter Eggs

Pop Tabs For Veterans

As part of our Lenten Journey, students in Preschool through eighth grade met with their prayer partners to decorate an egg using their #oneword. They filled the egg with a felt heart. The students were also given a brief history of Easter Eggs.

MCRS has teamed up with the Charleroi American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to collect pop tabs for Veterans. Our goal is to top last year’s donation of 775 pounds! Donations can be sent or dropped off at the school office.

MCRS Students at Knex Competition at Cal U

Celebrating National Crayon Day!

MCRS recently competed at California University. Knex teams created machines that could move three objects at least six inches across a table. Each machine required a crane. Students also took into account how environmentally friendly their creation was. MCRS took two awards: 3rd place overall and the ‘Innovation and Design’ award.

Observed annually on March 31, ‘National Crayon Day’ is a day to celebrate the invention of crayons and the joy of coloring. Our Early Childhood students got in the spirit by making crayon crowns!

The #oneword Challenge For Lent During the Lenten season this year, students at Madonna Catholic we are participating in the #oneword challenge. The students each selected one word to focus on that will bring them closer to Jesus.

Family Friendly Mystery Dinner Theatre Talented MCRS middle school students presented ‘Murders in the Heir’.

MCRS Students Participate in Service Project MCRS takes pride in community service! We are collecting plastic bags all year long to donate to an organization that makes mats for the homeless!


Clairton School District News Elementary School Students of the Month

Congratulations to the March Elementary ‘Student of the Month’ recipients. Two students per each grade K-5 are honored at the board of directors meeting at the end of each month. Pictured above are several recipients along with elementary school Principal Debra Maurizio, Board of Directors President Mr. Richard Livingston and Board Treasurer Ms. Gloria Ruffing


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Activity Day Helps Kick Off Spring Break To kick-off spring break and celebrate the end of the first week of the PSSA Exams, Clairton Middle/High School staff members hosted an activity day. Teachers hosted activities that students selected prior to the event, such as bracelet making, beading, pastry decorating, chocolate art, nail art, photography, camping, cooking, origami, painting, sports, movies and more! Pictured above Aleccia Pruitt and Teacher Carl Schmidt at the outdoors/camping activity making mountain pies.

CCSD Welcomes Book Author and Alumna Clairton City School District was honored to welcome class of 1990 Alumna Jada Johnson. Ms. Johnson presented her book “A Time of Patience,” which she authored and co-illustrated, to the elementary library. Pictured are Amber Pruitt, Alexandra Spence, Ms. Johnson, Christopher Powell and Adontae Wiggins.

Mentoring Group Conducts Mock Interviews In April the Reaching the Reachable (RTR) Mentoring Group conducted mock interviews with the Senior and Junior Class at Clairton High School. RTR has made the mock interviews an annual event at Clairton. 20 alumni, business owners, and friends of the community joined RTR to facilitate mock interviews, provide expert advice, and discuss the future of the Class of 2019 and 2020. Pictured are Senior Aqaveon Jackson, Founding member of RTR, Mr. Ted Kay and seniors Anastasia Shank and Lauren Weatherspoon.

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Ringgold Middle School Production of ‘Mary Poppins’ Ringgold Middle School choral students will present ‘Mary Poppins’ on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. curtain call, both nights. Tickets are available in the Ringgold Middle School Office. Reserved seating, $6 each.

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May 2019

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

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


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

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May 2019

Home & Garden How Agents and Sellers Can Work Together Selling a home can be stressful. Despite this, 5.51 million existing U.S. homes were sold in 2017, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS®. In many cases, homeowners choose to work with real estate agents to facilitate the process of listing, showing and selling their homes. Real estate agents are valuable assets. Agents have neighborhood knowledge, are educated in pricing trends, can filter phone calls or emails from buyers who aren’t serious, and can organize all of the people necessary for a closing. Real estate agents provide many services that the average person may not have the time nor the experience to handle. When selecting an agent to sell a home, homeowners may not understand that the terms real estate agent and REALTOR® are not interchangeable. Although both must be licensed to sell real estate, the main difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR® is the latter is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR ensures that members subscribe to a certain code of ethics. There are many qualified agents, but an agent cannot do his or her job well without some help on the part of the homeowner. These tips can make the process of selling a home go smoothly. • Price the home correctly. Homeowners should trust the agent’s ability to price a home for the market. Everyone wants to get the most money possible, but listing the home for more than it’s worth may cause it to sit unnecessarily for several weeks or months, which could raise red flags among potential buyers. • Market the home. A real estate agent will list the home via a multiple listing service (MLS) on a private website, in newspapers, and wherever else he or she feels is pertinent. Homeowners can share the listing via social media and word of mouth to help increase the chances of selling the home. • Be available. Limiting the time an agent can show the house to potential buyers is in no one’s best interest. Sellers should be ready and willing to open their homes, which is the best way to make a sale. An agent may suggest a lock box so the home can be shown when homeowners are not on the property. • Make suggested renovations. Agents know which features can make or break a sale. Homeowners should be amenable to certain suggestions, such as neutral paint colors, removing personal effects and clearing clutter. • Give recommendations. Real estate is a commission-based industry. Agents often tirelessly put in hours and only reap rewards if the house is sold. A homeowner who was satisfied with an agent can then recommend that person to friends or family. By working with real estate professionals, homeowners can sell their homes quickly.



May 2019


Did you know? According to the State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, nearly half of all renters are paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing. The report also noted that, between 1990 and 2016, national median rent rose 20 percent faster than overall inflation. That’s likely one reason why many people within the United States are leaving behind states that have traditionally been associated with high costs of living. An analysis of data from found that many Americans are leaving states with high costs of living, high taxes and lagging job markets in favor of places with more affordable costs of living. After examining data from the U.S. Census Bureau and using its own search data of homes across the nation, found that the state of New York had the highest negative net migration in the United States. That means more people were leaving the state of New York to live elsewhere than any other state in the country.

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller BETHEL PARK Estate of Lydia Doleno Blanche Tucholski Dennis Tharp Frog Prince Properties LLC Kenneth Kobus Jr. Bruce Slifer Quaker Engineering Co. US Bank NA trustee $61,000. Richard Allen Tuff Properties LLC Donald DeMartin Auscore LLC Alexander Sanfilippo Jr. Abdullah Salem Terence McBurney Mary Ann Davis Michael Shoff Estate of Evelyn Schaff Robert Long Raymond Primonato Kevin Brown Kyle McRory RESI REO Sub LLC George Hulse REO Trust 2017 RPL1 Cheryl Solosky Paul Krakosky Jacob Thomas Walter Herbst Rolling Lambert Building Co.




Roxana Saberi Sparrow Applied Designs Ltd. Slovenian Savings and Loans Assn. Dean Martik Morgan and Plaxedes Chitiyo Richel Slifer G Michael Bello Gennaro Group LLC

4457 Fourth St. $151,500. 108 Broughton Road $160,000. 399 Church Road $1,992 by sheriff’s deed. 6338 Churchill Road $140,000. 1070 Cork Drive $230,000. 5919 Dorlyn Drive $140,000. Greenhaven Drive $10,000. 134 Meadowbrook Drive

Michael Green and Ashley Conte Douglas and Kelly Aiken Luke Jasko Anthony and Elizabeth Abrahamsen Kelly Elizabeth Boyle Patrick and Kelli Myers Theresa Ellis Christy Lutz Dirk and Lori Wilmot James and Pamela Dougherty David and Kim Long Zachary and Chelsea Yonash Roman and Daria Makarenko Stephen and Anna Riviere Ashley Martin Bradley Donald Hamilton Arthur and Marie Skaggs Catherine Marchetti Conor James Stewart and Hilary June Trenz Leann Paonessa Daniel Cortese and Caitlin Counihan John and Elizabeth Plank Ackermann

1052 Val St. 5852 Wilson Drive 1258 Beagle Drive 3232 Elderwood Drive 2940 Idaho Ave. 31 Ladera Drive 1160 Logan Road 2502 Sylvania Drive 2910 Bethel Church Road 6410 Churchill Road 3224 Comanche Road 7102 Dumbarton Place 104 Graeser Ave. 2516 Milford Drive 1702 Parsonage Lane 5944 Pudding Stone Lane 5045 Sherwood Road 5360 Studebaker St. 3516 Thornwood Drive 2804 W. Munroe St. 5431 California Ave. 2013 Cool Springs Drive

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May 2019


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Rolling Lambert Building Co. Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Marissa Tousey Collier Robert Barnot Linda Schakenbach trustee Wilmington Svgs Fund Soc. FSB trus Craig Black Andrew Zihmer

Donald Schaefer Ricky Wheeler II and Erin Wheeler Joshua and Dera Thomas George Joseph Sullivan III and Kelly Sullivan Charles Altopiedi and Sara Lucas Igor Nikolayevich and Emma Boyko LBNGSouth LLC Allison Barnes

2033 Cool Springs Drive 1653 Holly Hill Drive 5990 Library Road 171 Rocky Ridge Road 5704 Scenic View Drive 21 Seneca Road 109 Stuart St. 5612 Tracy Drive

DONORA Clifford Yerkey et al. Veterans Administration William Fisher Jr. Chirostpher Poklemba Rachel Bohon Rachel Bohon

Shawn Randall Bowman & Rhonda Kay Kemmerer Michelle Gaidos David and Denise Perchak Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Michael and Ann Chechuck Brian Kelley Jr.

430 Liberty Ave. 75 Allen Ave. 129 Modisette Ave. 127 Thompson Ave. 409 Seventh St. 309 Waddell Ave.

JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Maryellen Zewe

Elizabeth Killmeyer

$313,045. $355,332. $105,500. $262,400. $245,000. $100,800. $120,000. $198,000.

$4,500. $31,900. $30,000. $1,063 by sheriff’s deed. $7,500. $8,600.

101 Arnoni Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $15,319). Maronda Homes Inc. Jiwan and Sunita Pradhan 422 Labrador Lane $259,160. Maronda Homes Inc. Arun Kafley and Bhagawati Dahal 429 Labrador Lane $362,675. Christopher Kolcun Benjamin Elder 703 Old Clairton Road $215,000. Kevin Kilinsky Elliot Roth and Anne Marti 113 Pearson Road $195,000. Fredric James Vollmer trustee Spring House Property Group Inc. 419 W. Deer Park Drive $155,000. Environmentally Sound Enterprises LLC NVR Inc. Washington Drive $60,000. Environmentally Sound Enterprises LLC NVR Inc. 212 Washington Drive $60,000. Peter McCarthy Timothy Andrew and Megan Marie Pasquinelli 117 Cassia Drive $269,900. Estate of Edwin Frances Ayres Anna Cotter 1616 Jefferson Ridge Drive $47,500. Richard Strothman Michael and Julie Falcho 1411 S. Randolph Drive $143,900.

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‘Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’ Continues Home Repair Program in Elizabeth Borough and Township Are you, or someone you know a resident of Elizabeth Borough or Elizabeth Township and in need of home repair? 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 and Elizabeth Township homeowners. Applications are due by May 15 to qualify for home repairs. All home (Continued on following page)

May 2019


Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller JEFFERSON HILLS Dante Harrell Michael Kocis Cody Zacur NVR Inc. Robert Madden Joseph Krinjorich Leah Schrott NVR Inc. Helene Patterson



EQT Gathering LLC Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of Bertha Rydzak Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC

Frank Alford 3036 Scotia Hollow Road $7,000. Robert and Jessica Cheplic 112 Tangelo Drive $195,000. Benjamin and Rebecca Flood 12 Tangelo Drive $189,900. Matthew Kenneth Cubin & Marion Carrol Gibson 136 Washington Drive $349,990. Kip Jenifer and Jamie Seliga 405 Chelsea Drive $395,000. Frederick Huebner III and Angela Marie Huebner 1700 Dickson Ave. $180,000. Ram and Rita Rai 296 E. Deer Park Drive $220,000. Joshua Riley and Poonam Raika Mehraram 379 Greene Drive $351,360. Michael Plavchak Jr. 2760 Ridge Road $65,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $134,862) by sheriff’s deed. NVR Inc. Washington Drive $60,000. Timothy and Erika Artman 189 Washington Drive $392,880. Raymond and Lynnette Zajac 1013 Cherry St. $16,000. Dowling Properties Inc. 1264 Gill Hall Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $142,614). Equitrans Gathering Holdings LLC 4029 Ridge Road $2,717,318. Mardzhan Gafurov and Miyassar Mamedova 409 Spaniel Lane $372,396. Tika Dahal 111 Vine St. $175,000. NVR Inc. 144 Washington Drive $60,000. Joseph and Tara Bytzura 193 Washington Drive $391,815. NVR Inc. 204 Washington Drive $70,000.

MONESSEN Deutsche Bank NatlTrust Co. truste Larry Pruski Estate of Thomas Wells Jr. CR 2018 LLC Jan Ondra Streamlined Investments LLC

Wells Fargo Bank NA Doris Morrison and Lauren Somers Brenda Loughner Donald Bryon Stephen Gaydos III and Trixy Bradshaw Matthew Gargan and Carly Jackson

Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc. Joseph Siler Martin Dowling

760 Crest Drive 1500 Cross St. 25 Elm St. 312 Third St. 517 Manown St. 411 Helen Ave.

$30,000. $25,000. $3,500. $6,000. $26,400. $153,100.

May 2019

HOME & GARDEN (Continued from previous page)

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Estate of Anthony Mosco Solstice Sun LLC Solstice Sun LLC Lee Johnson

Dennis Rodriguez Tisons Rental Properties LLC Tisons Rental Properties LLC Brandon and Ralph Greco

173 Pacific Blvd. 909 Alexander Ave. 948 Athalia Ave. 317 Short St.

MONONGAHELA Joseph Toomey Juanita Bckerton Anthony Berry Kevico LLC Timothy Parsons et al. Bank America NA Federal National Mortgage Assn. Peter Rocco Timoth Morrell Dorothey Condie Gary Borneman

Brittney Allen Wilmington REO LLC Bradley Matthews Joseph Ring Rex Allen Martin Pervez Hai Valley Property Partners LLC Stephen Milton Slovenian Savings & Loan Assn. Darin Wardlaw Amber Lyn Black and Lisa Jackson

Chess St. 1032 Lincoln St. 812 Marne Ave. 431 N. Alexander St. 1123 Fourth St. 112 Chess St. 805 Thomas St. 600 Decker St. 432 High St. 429 Jackson St. 700 Lincoln St.

NOTTINGHMAN TOWNSHIP Mark Davis Federal National Mortgage Assn. April Waller Michael Camesi Jenny Rebecca Drake

April Waller Jill and Raymond Morrow Kevin Ventrone Paula Marie Budihas Venetia Crossing LLC

31 Dovercrest Road 167 Mingo Church Road 552 Sugar Run Road 18 E. Hillcrest Road Venetia Road

$450,000. $19,500. $311,100. $218,000. $50,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Kenneth Creech Matthew Kravits Louis Mazza et al. Jan Greguric estate et al. Peters Township Land Co.

Louis and Trudy Mazza Michael Sirera Ryan Moore Matthew Rusinko Roy and Mary George

525 Center Church Road 948 E. McMurray Road 106 Maple Lane 121 Richard Drive Wellington Circle

$302,000. $183,000. $243,000. $81,000. $190,000.

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$89,900. $26,000. $25,000. $7,650. $6,500. $4,000. $55,000. $99,000. $76,596. $6,000. $25,000. $209,500. $1,230 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. $9,000. $89,000.

repair work will take place between now and September 2019. To apply, Elizabeth homeowners 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. To apply for home repairs, please call AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator Jule Panaro at 412-247-2700 x 115 or email at

Volunteers Needed Volunteers and skilled trades people 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 412-980-9463 or email at Interested homeowners, volunteers, or tradespeople can learn more about this program at the website


May 2019


Recent Local Real Estate Transactions                                          




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Seller PETERS TOWNSHIP Stephen Bavaro William Louis Stephens Mary Jean Brickley Rev. Living Trus Johannes Verwer III Leonard Tsupros Herbert Bohling Robert Duritza Jr. Cornelia Reynolds Charles Harper Joseph Ioli estate et al. Wayne J & Cynthia S Pfrimmer Trust David Molinaro Linda Dermotta HP PA 1 LLC




Nathan Smith Scott Klipstine Visser Trust Linda Marchando Paul Henney Jr.

Leanne Verner 110 Cornerstone Court $375,000. John and Svitlana Vogel 352 E. McMurray Road $307,000. Teal Stellfox and Katherine Mahla 114 Inverness Drive $375,000. Mariah Cichon and Douglas Kreutzer 126 Judith Drive $200,000. Joel and Kathy Ross 221 Springdale Road $2,600,000. Jacob Comer and Erica Carnes 239 Thomas Road $155,000. Yuansen Zhao and Xiao Hong Liu 524 E. McMurray Road $205,000. Amy Dawn Neil 225 Roscommon Place $234,000. Shawn and Heather Marie Salyer 106 Scarborough Lane $320,000. WSL Peters Property Owner LLC 441 Valleybrook Road $2,000,000. Robert and Nicole Busch 101 Apple Court $500,000. Paul Kwiecinski and Sandra Rymarchyk 206 Bayberry Court $270,000. Robert Bradley Donnelly 105 Bebout Road $110,000. HPA JV Borrower 2019-1 ML LLC 319 Bunker Hill Drive $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,054,535). Brian and Ashley Bastianini 121 Clearview Drive $355,900. Andrew Wackerman and Caitlin Cox 303 Friar Lane $342,500. Gary Stevenson 211 Julrich Drive $251,000. Linda and Lisa Marchando 216 Robinhood Lane $130,000. Jeffrey Ryan and Leigha Selvoski 207 Sussex Way $884,450.

PLEASANT HILLS Deborah Pisowicz UCG Twenty Nine LLC 51 Pediatric Assoc. LLC Edward Weigand Advanced Training Systems Inc. Saunders Painting & Contracting LLC Frederick Huebner III

UCG Thirty One LLC Aaron Davis Lil Sris Inc. Atwood Living LLC Atwood Living LLC Jun Xiu Zhang Robert and Christin Lukondi

474 Temona Drive 85 W. Bruceton Road 850 Clairton Blvd. Suite 3300 Garden Drive 100 Garden Gate Drive 1290 Lebanon Church Road 126 Slater Drive

$85,000. $179,000. $9,900. $202,000. $1,998,000. $145,000. $135,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



Thomas Dodds Jeffrey Bilski Dana Mattarock Timothy Whitbeck

Lea Danielle Zogran Michael Pankowski and Emery Miller Khadka and Lila Gautam Ryan and Julia Kirchner

ROSTRAVER Amstra LLC Joseph Federer Ronald Drop Buncher Co. Estate of Mary Foor Cynthia Cunningham Matthew Druciak USA Timber & Land Auctions LLC Timothy Phelps

RWS Land Co. Inc. Highland Property LLC Entech Holdings LLC Upper Burrell Holdings LLC Bank New York Mellon Helen Baker Randy and Debra Anderson 3G Properties LLC Mon River Properties LLC

Gary Lewis William Hartzog Entech LLC Edwina Matson Karim Bitar

Michael and Elaine Ann Ondrish Living Room Church Maronda Homes Inc. Matthew Walters Mark and LeAnn Moore

SOUTH PARK Estate of Ernest Malencia Brian Homes Inc.

Patrick and Jade French Blake Stone

Donnette Incardona Gregory Hampton Charles Detwiler H. Jay Varner Estate of Dehnad Taiedi Pamela Foresman


416 Temona Drive 439 Woodrift Lane 473 Arbor Lane 251 Temona Drive

$135,000. $220,000. $198,000. $210,000.

Lynn Road $1,025,000. 426 Patterson Lane $49,000. 816 Finley Road $150,000. 343 Markle Road $1,242,558. 2055 Route 906 $1,202 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. 240 Salem Church Road $135,000. 533 Virginia Drive $165,000. 760-768 Webster Hollow Road $49,000. 107 Writing Lane $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $67,798). 330 Comanche Drive $217,500. 219 221 RailroadSt $2,000. 258 Stump Drive $54,000. 433 Rostraver Road $124,000. 608 Skyline Drive $300,000.

1476 Berryman Ave. $175,000. 4117 Overlook St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $3,192). Ditech Financial LLC 800 Hidden Ridge Ct, 304 $3,287 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Ashleigh Englert 3004 Dara Drive $128,800. Matthew Thomas 2975 Sebolt Road $110,000. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB trustee 1204 Station St. $4,192 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Priscilla Jane Moore 1700 Stoltz Road $325,000. Aamen Hassan 6599 Library Road $31,500.

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May 2019

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

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

Baldwin • Brentwood • Carroll Twp • Charleroi • Clairton • Dunlevy • Elizabeth Township • Fallowfield • Forward Twp New Eagle • North Belle Vernon • North Charleroi • West Elizabeth

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SOUTH PARK John Miller Estate of Eugene Sniadach Alex McComb

Samuel and Natalie Rauch Zachary Bert and Megan Wix Chase Stewart

1437 Marion Drive 6215 Pleasant St. 1987 Rachel Drive

$215,000. $136,000. $218,000.

SPEERS Twin Keys LLC Dwaine Fine

Joseph Federer Kimberley Lynn and Scott Alan Ezzo

133 Arlington Ave. 900 Anne Ave.

$40,000. $103,500.

UNION TOWNSHIP Jackie Dolanch Kathleen McKenzie Michael Moore et al. Estate of Edith Oskin Hilary Blackhurst Mary Behanna

David and Deborah Kay Kmonk Ronald Wulff Jr. and Julie Wulff Andrew Knuth III US Bank NA trustee Lu Ann Casteel Mark and Sandra Brandes

5063 Don St. $182,500. 3753 Finleyville Elrama Road $315,000. 4901 Hill St. $53,500. 27 Seneca Drive $1,114 by sheriff’s deed. 16 Meadow View Place $147,000. 3968 Finleyville Elrama Road $125,000.

WHITEHALL Kevin Ventrone William Taylor Jr. and Eileen Taylor 4363 E. Barlind Drive $163,600. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trusteeMark and Kelly Mackewich 4415 Mulberry Court $240,000. Elijah Casto Benjamin Paul Blanke and Hanna Burton Rosen Clark 313 Streets Run Road $280,000. Daniel Eggerton RTL Investments LLC 5055 Cherryvale Drive $70,000. Estate of Charlotte Clark Tek Upreti and Dipti Khadka 4773 Doverdell Drive $202,500. Estate of Mona Rose Rodden Peter and Mara Milan 19 Hennig Drive $134,000. Terrance Lawson Mortgage Research Center LLC 321 Southvue Drive $1,709 by sheriff’s deed. Michael Sokolowski Mark and Ashley Grieco 4598 Doverdell Drive $250,000. Estate of Geraldine Jozefowicz Eric Grol 5137 Fieldcrest Drive $117,000. David Hartman Jared Kapustik 12 Hennig Drive $136,000. Estate of Armella Schlernitzauer Michael Sokolowski 3186 Woodridge Drive $70,000. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit

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Recent Local Death Notices BACKUS, Eugene J. “Gene”, 72, of Monongahela (Forward Twp.), died March 6. Arrangements by Marshall in Home Funeral Marra Monongahela. CAIRNS, Rita (COSTA), 73, of Coal Center (formerly of Monongahela), died February 19. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. COLLEGE, Timothy Q., 62, of Castle Shannon, died February 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CRAWFORD, Howard R., 81, of Pleasant Hills, died February 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DeiCAS, William Gaylord 71, of 1. March died Charleroi, Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DeLISIO, Joan, 88, of Bethel Park, died February 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DISCHINGER, Marjorie A., 87, of Baldwin Boro, died March 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DUKSTEIN, Ralph, 85, of Bethel Park, died February 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DZIAMA, John, 89, of Bentleyville, died March 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela FROST, Jerry, 66, of Monessen, died March 4. Arrangements by Marshall in Home Funeral Marra Monongahela. GALLAGHER, Jesse, of Monongahela, died March 10. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. GARBER, Betty L. (VERBANES), 93, of Jefferson Hills (formerly of 18. February died Clairton), Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

HELD, Virginia, 86, of Bethel Park, died March 6. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HORNYAK, Ann, 91, of West 21. February died Mifflin, Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. IMBROGNO, Beatrice “Bea”, 79, of Elco, died February 21. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KASKA, Alan E., 66, of Bentleyville (formerly of Venetia), died February 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. KATELAN, LTC. Robert J., USAR, 96, of Baldwin, died February 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KIRKPATRICK, Corinne Mae, 87, of Fallowfield, died February 24. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. KLEIN, Patricia Watson, 83, of 17. February died Roscoe, Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KUBIS, Paul, 95, of South Park, died March 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEE, Alfred W. “Buster” Jr., 91, of West Mifflin (formerly of Jefferson Hills), died February 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEYDA, Rae Dawn (RANKIN), 78, of Belle Vernon, died March 3. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. McBRIDE, Daniel J. Sr., 75, of South Park, died March 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MELZER, Andrew E., 88, of Bethel Park, died March 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

MUNSKY, Frank J. Jr., 89, of Port Charlotte, FL (formerly of South Park), died March 7. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NATH, David L., 74, of South Park, died February 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. Margaret NUSS-JOHNSON, “Margie” O., 93, of Robinson Twp., (formerly of Pleasant Hills), died March 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ORSINI, Ralph, 65, of Bethel Park, died March 5. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. OTTONELLO, Dr. Dominga Gerardo, 76, of Jefferson Hills, died Arrangements by February 28. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PERINE, Anthony J., 28, of LaBelle, died February 6. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PETERSON, Alice M. (McCREA), 84, of South Park, died February 21. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. PITSCHMAN, Frank W., 88, of Baldwin, died March 7. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. RAGNELLI, Camillo, 77, of Bethel Park, died March 9. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. RICHARDSON, Dorothy Jean (RUNYAN), 76, of Bentleyville (formerly of New Eagle), died March 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. RYMER, Betty L., 90, of Baldwin 23. February died Borough, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SANUTELLI, Mario Rudolph, 78, of Clairton, died February 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

SCRIP, Mildred LaRue, 91, of Stockdale, died February 22. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SEGNER, Nicole, 43, formerly of Bethel Park, died February 13. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SPENCER, Muriel A., 86, of Finleyville, died February 26. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SWASON, Betty (Elizabeth Maria Soltis), 95, of Charleroi, died March 7. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. TELEGA, Elaine M. C., 82, of 12. February died Clairton, Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. TENNER, Robert W. Jr. “Bob”, 62, of Finleyville, died February 17. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. TIMPONA, Bettie, 84, of Bethel Park, died February 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. VACCARO, Vincent J., 95, of Monongahela, died February 12. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WEHRLE, Dr. Thomas P., 65, of Elizabeth Twp., died March 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. YOUNG, Antoinette L., 92, of 9. March died Charleroi, Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ZITCOVICH, John Sr., 94, of Bethel Park, died February 12. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. ZUKAUCKAS, Maxine A. (WARREN), 83, of New Eagle, died Arrangements by February 27. Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.



May 2019

All About Pets Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs Separation anxiety is a significant issue that can affect any breed of dog. According to the ASPCA, separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset because they’ve been separated from their guardians, such as in the morning when owners leave for work. Separation anxiety is a very difficult problem for dogs, creating a sense of distress that can pave the way for destructive and harmful behaviors. Dog owners may wonder what they can do to soothe their dogs’ anxiety so they can be left alone without experiencing the fear or distress associated with separation anxiety. Learning to

recognize the symptoms of separation anxiety is a great first step. • Urinating and defecating: Some dogs urinate or defecate when left alone, even if they’re potty trained. This is a sign of separation anxiety. The ASPCA notes that dogs that urinate or defecate in the presence of their owners are probably not suffering from separation anxiety but a different issue, and such behavior should be discussed with a veterinarian. • Barking and howling: Dogs experiencing separation anxiety may persistently bark or howl. Neighbors may complain which can signal to

owners that their dogs are experiencing separation anxiety. The ASPCA notes that barking or howling is typically triggered by being left alone. •Destructive behaviors: Destructive behaviors when left alone, such as chewing on objects, door frames or window sills, is a telltale sign of separation anxiety. Some dogs will dig at doors and doorways, perhaps in an attempt to escape the home and follow their guardians out the door, or destroy household objects. These destructive behaviors also pose a significant injury risk to dogs. Dog owners typically do not witness the

destructive behavior, which can cause injuries like broken teeth, cut and scraped paws • Coprophagia: Some dogs defecate and then consume all or some of their excrement when left alone. This is all called coprophagia and likely won’t occur when owners are present. Dogs that act up when owners leave home aren’t being destructive for the sake of being disruptive. In fact, these dogs are often suffering from separation anxiety, the recognition of which can be the first step toward helping dogs overcome this troubling condition.

May 2019


Reasons A Mutt Should Be Your Next Dog ‘Mutt’ and ‘mongrel’ have long had negative connotations, but there’s no need to turn one’s nose at mixed breed dogs. Dogs of any kind, regardless of lineage, can be cherished companions who offer years of tireless love and affection. In fact, mutts have gained steam as dogs of choice thanks to new, more trendy monikers, such as ‘designer dogs’ or ‘cross-bred pups.’ In addition, many well-recognized pure-breed dogs popular today were likely once amalgams of different breeds that were carefully crafted to You may get nothing ‘mutt’ love from mixed-breed dogs. acquire the desireable traits of popular breeds. Many mixed-breed dogs are beautiful, well-behaved pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association states that 36.5 percent of American households have dogs. Many of those pooches are mixed-breed dogs. Here’s a look at what can make mutts stand-out pets. • Healthy pup: Mixed-breed dogs may not be prone to genetic diseases specific to one particular breed and may be less likely to develop an inherited disorder. According to Dog Reference, something called ‘hybrid vigor’ explains how a mutt’s mixed ancestry makes it hardier and more robust. The average lifespan of a mutt is longer than that of most purebred canines. This doesn’t replace the need for quality veterinary care, however. • Life-saving choice: Animal shelters are often bursting at the seams with mutts. Choosing to adopt a mixed-breed dog can reduce overpopulation and ensure that dogs will not be euthanized. • Affordability: Mutts are typically more affordable than pure breeds because a person is not paying for lineage, show titles and AKC registration. Some mutts actually may be free if a family is giving away puppies. • Unique qualities: No two mixed-breed dogs are the same - even among litter mates. That individuality can be an advantage. • Moderated traits: Many pure-breed dogs were bred to serve specific purposes of the breed. A Border Collie, for example, is designed to herd and requires rigorous exercise to remain healthy both physically and mentally. Stripped of that primary job, a dog might be destructive or become depressed. Comprised of different breeds, a mutt may have a less intense drive to fulfill its breed standards, perhaps making it a more easygoing pet. • Trendy: Thanks to puggles and labradoodles, it’s now chic to have a mutt. Mixed-breed dogs can be the ideal puppy pets and can be a first stop in one’s search for a new canine pal.

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CADILLAC POWER WINDOW COMPONENTS – Complete. $75., or call 412841-1557 _____________________________ CEMETERY LOTS – Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. 4 lots. Garden of the Cross. $2,000 OBO. 412-384-4374 _____________________________ 1998 CARGO PLUS 5X10 ENCLOSED TRAILER – Walk in, two roof vents, single side door, back door folds down. 5-ft wide ramp. Easy lube axles. $1,650. 412653-0695 _____________________________ AUTOGRAPHED NFL WILSON FOOTBALL – Triple signed Archie, Eli, Peyton Manning. COA included. $700. 724244-4862. Lv Mssg. _____________________________ ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED FOOTBALL – Includes COA. Autographed at a Super Bowl venue. Signature is light. Selling at $175. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. _____________________________


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


VINTAGE CHINA COLLECTION – Excellent condition, Svc for 8, Wild Quince by Taylor Smith & Taylor. Set has everything – all serving pcs, bowls, platters, gravy boat, sugar, creamer, teapot, etc. Cups are pink on the inside. No longer producing this china – made in Weirton WV. Must sell. $135. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. _____________________________ TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED JERSEY – Leaf Authentics guarantee. $195. 724244-4862. Lv. Mssg _____________________________ BEN ROETHLISBERGER – Signed mini helmet, signed w/ silver sharpie. Includes COA. $125. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. _____________________________ TROY POLAMALU – Signed football, Steeler white panel, includes COA. $150. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. _____________________________ BEDSIDE ADULT COMMODE – Also great for camping. $20. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. _____________________________ TOILET RISER – Never used. $10. 724244-4862. Lv. Mssg. _____________________________ DOG SHOCK COLLARS – Tritronick’s (Trashbreaker) 6 collars, extra batteries, chargers. $1,200 package – will sacrifice for $400. 724-366-9524 _____________________________ STELLA FISHING REEL – Shimano, Top of the line. Retails for $600 – will sell for $300 in-box. 724-366-9524. _____________________________ SOLID WOOD BEDROOM SET - Two dressers, vanity with mirror and matching bench, double bed with frame. Excellent condition. $250 724-4836130 _____________________________ WINE COOLER - (Danby Maitre'D) 6 Bottle capacity - Original price $119 never used - asking $65. Leave message @ 412-980-5605 _____________________________ WASHER AND DRYER - GE, matching set, 6 months old, $425 for both. 724-705-3764, ask for Bernie. _____________________________ GARDEN HAND SICKLES - $15 or 2 for $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ GARDEN SPADE SHOVEL - with square bottom for edging $20. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ LARGE PIECE OF PLYWOOD - 34 x 54 ; excellent condition $20. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ 1959 ALL STAR BASEBALL PROGRAM - in excellent condition $100. 412-2793288 _____________________________ HD SOUNDBAR - 37 inches , new includes remote $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ INFANT SWING - Adjusts, sounds, vibrates, mobile. Batteries/electricity. Like new. $30. 724-413-1119 _____________________________

CLASSIFIEDS CRIB MATTRESS - With pad and sheets. Used at Grandma's. $40. 724413-1119 _____________________________ TODDLINER SCOOT TO PEDAL TRICYCLE - Radio Flyer. Like new. $15. 724413-1119 _____________________________ PACK AND PLAY - Adjustable, mobile, pad, sheets. Used at Grandma's. $40. 724-413-1119 _____________________________ JUMBO DRIVER - Wilson Profile 10.5, Like New $15. 412-384-5453 _____________________________ BASEBALL GLOVE – Rawlings, Dale Murphy. Cost $125 Dick's, Used one season. $15. 412-384-5453 _____________________________ STEELER WINTER JACKET - Men's Large, Excellent Condition. $25. 412384-5453 _____________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - COMPLETEChartiers Cemetery in Carnegie - $4,000 OBO - INCLUDES: double grave space, 2 concrete rough boxes, 1 rose colored slant marker, base, and foundation Call 412-337-2681 _____________________________ TOOLS AND HARDWARE - Large assortment - Boxes of nails and screws; some never opened. and a brand new Ratchet set, toggle bolts, wall anchors and more all_____________________________ $20. 412-279-3288 VINTAGE SCHLITZ BARTENDER VEST size small perfect condition; collectible $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ QUILTED PAD - for queen size mattress; brand new only $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ 1960 WORLD SERIES SIGNED BASEBALL - Don Hoak, Hal Smith, Elroy Face. $300 or best offer. 412-279-3288 _____________________________ SUPER SINGLE CONVERTED BEDS with mattresses, clean. One light wood / one dark wood / 3 drawers underneath. $100, 412-613-4545 _____________________________ SPINET PIANO - looks good, used, needs tuned. $300 or best offer. 412613-4545 _____________________________ BEDROOM FURNITURE - double bed with frame, two dressers, and vanity with mirror and bench. Excellent condition. Asking $275. Interested individuals call 724-483-6130 _____________________________ OVER 100 GOLF BALLS - various brands, including Nike, Titleist, etc. Why pay $5 for 3? 100 for $25. 724-8230390 _____________________________ GOLF CLUB CASE - for air travel. Like new. $25. 724-823-0390 _____________________________

5 PIECE OAKRIDGE BEDROOM SUITE Dresser, Mega Chest,2 Night Stands and Lighted Headbard excellent condition asking $1,500. Call 724-483-6924. _____________________________ 3 PIECE DINING ROOM SUITE - Table 4 chairs w/o arms 2 chairs with arms 3 leafs and Buffet asking $600. Call 724483-6924. _____________________________ ARMOIRE – from 1890’s. Good condition. $800. 724-348-4009 _____________________________ GOLF PULL CART - nearly new! $15. 724-823-0390 _____________________________ STAINED GLASS – Clear beveled window panel. 30” x 23.25” 412-833-5627 _____________________________ PORTABLE BAR – Black and silver, mirrored front 4’W x 4’H x 18” D. And 2 stools. Very nice. $200. 724-797-3779 _____________________________ JUKEBOX – Vintage, Diner table. $500. Negotiable. 724-797-3779. _____________________________ SPORTS COLLECTIBLES - Pittsburgh Steelers posters – 25x16-1/2 - $1 each; Pittsburgh Steelers Helmet Lamp – 28” $18; Pittsburgh Steelers Pictures (some hockey players) – 1998 - $1 for all; Fleece Throw – Pittsburgh Steelers - $8; Super Bowl XIII Pennant 1979 - $1; World Champions Button – 1975 – Pittsburgh Steelers - $1; 1990 Champions Hockey Button - $1; PNC Park Opening Memorablia – Apr 2001 - $1; Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide - $1. Call 412-463-3336 _____________________________ PITTSBURGH PRESS – Newspaper from April 18, 1936. “The Great Flood” (March 17-18) w/ 100 pictures. $20. 724-2583767 _____________________________ LIFE MAGAZINES – Vintage 1938. Total of seven(7) from October through December 1938. $5 each. 724-2583767 ____________________________ LARGE SWOROVSKI CRYSTAL COLLECTION – Collector only pieces, and member only editions from 1994 – 2001. 724-239-3506. ____________________________ 41 MOVIE POSTERS – Excellent condition, 26” x 40”, $1 each, or all for $35. 724-929-8259 ____________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK – Ridgeway, beautiful cherry wood, Westminster chimes, excellent condition. $575. 724-258-2329. ____________________________

May 2019 ----------- ITEMS WANTED -------FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 _____________________________ U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385 _____________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. _____________________________ 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. _____________________________ OLD BOTTLES WANTED - Long Time Collector, Looking For Antique Bottles. Whiskey, Medical, Beer, Drug Store, Etc., Advertising Signs. Please Call Dave at 412-977-6496. Thank You! _____________________________ WANTED – MERCEDES BENZ – 420 SEL or 560 SEL. 1986 – 1991. Well maintained. Call Alan, 724-941-5747. _____________________________ WANTED: PORTABLE O2 CONCENTRATOR - please only text 412-735-9684 _____________________________ OLDER HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. Your collection, or a few. Cash paid. Call 724-984-9085 _____________________________ WE BUY - Honda, Lawn Boy, Stihl and Echo. 724-745-6489 _____________________________ OLD INSULATORS - Buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724782-0539 _____________________________

May 2019 BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S CLOTHING - and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Also vintage sewing items including fabric. Call Gloria at 724-2632239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. _____________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to_____________________________ P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

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CLASSIFIEDS GENERIC VIAGRA AND CIALIS! 100 Pills $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. 24/7 CALL NOW! 888-889-5515 _____________________________ LUNG CANCER? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 866-428-1639 for Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. _____________________________ HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING! _____________________________ CROSS COUNTRY MOVING, Long distance Moving Company, out of state move $799 Long Distance Movers. Get Free quote on your Long distance move 1800-511-2181 _____________________________ CALL EMPIRE TODAY® to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-800-508-2824 _____________________________ PLAYMATES OR SOULMATES you'll find them on MegaMates. Gay or Straight call in. START CHATTING TODAY. Always FREE to_____________________________ Listen & Reply to ads. 800-982-8665 PUT ON YOUR TV EARS and hear TV with unmatched clarity. TV Ears Original were originally $129.95 - NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER are only $59.95 with code MCB59! Call 1-855-993-3188 _____________________________ ENJOY 100% GUARANTEED, delivered to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 75 PERCENT - PLUS get 4 FREE Burgers! Order The Family Gourmet Feast - ONLY $49.99. Call 1-855-349-0656 mention code 55586TJC or visit _____________________________ STAY IN YOUR HOME LONGER with an American Standard Walk-In Bathtub. Receive up to $1,500 off, including a free toilet, and a lifetime warranty on the tub and installation! Call us at 1-844-3740013 _____________________________ AT&T INTERNET. Get More For Your High-Speed Internet Thing. Starting at $40/month w/12-mo agmt. Includes 1 TB of data per month. Ask us how to bundle and SAVE! Geo & svc restrictions apply. Call us today 1-833-707-0984 _____________________________ SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY! TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed No contract or commitment. More Channels. Faster Internet. Unlimited Voice. Call 1-855-652-9304 _____________________________


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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is May 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the MVRCC “Legends of Commerce” Golf Tournament? What production will the students at Ringgold Middle School perform in May? When is California Borough’s Spring Cleanup? 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!

Lisa Graf – South Park • Jenis Cain - Monessen

May 2019

62 62 ———————————————————————————————————————CLASSIFIEDS ------------ NOTICES-------INDOOR FLEA MARKET – May 18, from 8 AM – 2 PM. VFW Post 1409, Monongahela (Black Diamond). Reserve Tables for $5. Call 724-258-3013. _____________________________ MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE - 1932 Gill Hall Road, Finleyville PA 15332, Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2. 8 am - 3pm. (Raindates: June 8 and 9). _____________________________ 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE – Sat, May 5 and Sun, May 6. 9 AM till ? - Rain or Shine 200 Rt 837, Monongahela PA. Fishing Poles, Boat items and Decor, Truck Ramps, Little Giant Leveler Ladder, Electrical, Plumbing supplies, Cat Carrier, Oreck floor buffer, Toyota Truck bed extender, Computer printers, Canning jars, Furniture, Pfaltzgraf hanging light, Presto grill, Panini maker, Ground Work garden cart, Wine Carboys & bottles, Wet Tile Saw, Stealth Cam, Crafts, Household items, Hunting items, Garden tools, George Foreman grill, Antique China, and much more. _____________________________ FLEA MARKET / BAKE SALE - Saturday, May 18, from 8am - 2pm. Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA. Household items, small furniture, and toys as well as sweets and treats. _____________________________ INDOOR FLEA MARKET – May 18, 9 AM – 2 PM. Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA. Clothing, household items, children's items, miscellaneous. Light breakfast and lunch available. Handicap accessible. 412-653-4797 _____________________________ DOWNSIZING GARAGE SALE – May 4 and 5, from 8 AM – 3 PM, DJ record collection, collectibles, antiques, house wares, Christmas and tools. Castle Shannon, 5074 Earlsdale Rd, 15234. _____________________________

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DO YOU HAVE AN ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR TO SELL? Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit for details. _____________________________

------------ PETS -------DOG SHOCK COLLARS – Tritronick’s (Trashbreaker) 6 collars, extra batteries, chargers. $1,200 package – will sacrifice for $400. 724-366-9524 _____________________________ TRACTOR SUPPLY DOG HOUSE - and crate for large dog. $100. 724-5181891. _____________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. _____________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------CEMETERY LOTS – Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. 4 lots. Garden of the Cross. $2,000 OBO. 412-384-4374 _____________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS, COMPLETEChartiers Cemetery in Carnegie - $4,000 OBO - INCLUDES: double grave space, 2 concrete rough boxes, 1 rose colored slant marker, base, and foundation - Call 412337-2681 _____________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE – Monessen – Well maintained brick ranch. 3 BR, kitchen, dining room, living room on one floor. New electrical service. Price reduced. $31,000. 724-396-2234. _____________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY (Donora). 4 lots @ $500 each, and 2 vaults @ $500 each. Transfer of deed included. 724-747-9030 or 1-843-2158909. If no answer – pls leave message. _____________________________

HOUSE FOR SALE – Monongahela, three bedrooms, one and a half story, brick, many updates, integral garage, near downtown. 724-396-2234 _____________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery/Garden of the Cross. Sellers will pay transfer fee. Vaults Included. $4,000. Call (724)565-6122 _____________________________ OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE - Heart of Finleyville. Few short minutes from RT 43. 2262 SF. Large reception area, small kitchenette, conf room, 3 powder rooms, fire proof safe concrete room, attic storage, alarm. Very clean, well maintained. Available immediately. Mike Podolinsky, Coldwell Banker: 724-942-1200 (O), 412227-6432 (C) _____________________________ SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or online at _____________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _____________________________

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 dcheplic@ Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: www.facebook. com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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------------ SERVICES -------GRASS CUTTING BY BOB - 724-3486593, leave a message. _____________________________ LAUREL’S BEAUTY SHOP – 102 W. Main St, Mononaghela, PA. 724-258-9518. $8 haircuts, $35 perms, 55 and older. _____________________________ CLEANING SERVICE - Reliable Cleaning Service Residential & Commercial Businesses by Tracy 724-261-7378. Laundry, Food Preparation (Cooking) also available. _____________________________ CALL EMPIRE TODAY® to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-866-538-7163 _____________________________

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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May 2019

Monongahela Valley Hospital Congratulates Our

Gala 31 Award Win n ers Th e Rose Awar d

for Dimensions in Philanthropy

Th e Rosso m m e Awar d

for Dimensions in Volunteer Service

This award

This award


recognizes people

members of

who tirelessly

our community

give their time

for their

and talents in


volunteer service

and dedication

to the health

to the


enhancement health care.

Theresa Corbitt

Adil Chaudry, M.D. and Abdul S. Chaudry, M.D.

of quality

Imaging Associates of Greater Pittsburgh

Th e Sickman-Levin Awar d for Dimensions in Medicine

Th e Gibbons Awar d

for Dimensions in Community Service

This award honors

This award is given

physicians for

to those who are


dedicated to the

contributions to

health, social and

health care in the

civic needs of area


residents and help


to improve the quality of life.

Ajay Mathur, M.D., F.A.C.P.

David T. Hunter

1163 Country Club Road Monongahela, PA 15063-1095 724-258-1657


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