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Ringgold Music Educator Melanie Sandrock to Receive WCCF’s Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has named Melanie Sandrock, a music educator from Ringgold School District, the recipient of this year’s Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award. Criteria for the award are that the educator inspires students of all abilities, has earned the respect of colleagues, students, and parents, and is actively engaged in the community. Sandrock, who teaches chorus, guitar, the Celtic harp, and music, graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia with a degree in music education, and with the exception of one year spent teaching elementary school immediately following college, she has spent 41 years teaching at Ringgold Middle School in Finleyville. She initially envisioned teaching music at the high school level. “The goal of most graduating music teachers is to be a high school music teacher,” she notes. “But that was my plan. This is God’s plan. And when you’re where God wants you to be, you’re in the right place.” Sandrock has clearly been in the right place, inspiring, guiding, and encouraging her students, helping them to discover talents and abilities they often didn’t know they had. She has played a large role in the evolution of the school’s music program, which includes the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Sandrock also works with the school’s string band, the Rustic Rhythms, and its show choir, which is performing at Disney World this year. Many of her students have gone on to careers in performance: several are at Disney World, and one works with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. “Music,” she says,” has always been part of my life.” Sandrock’s mother is a pianist and church organist. There was always music in her home, and (Continued on page 48)

Melanie Sandrock, center, and members of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble.


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Mon Valley YMCA Preschool Families Receive Tuition Reimbursement Scholarships From Washington County Community Foundation, Inc. The Mon Valley YMCA is pleased to announce almost half of their preschool families have received preschool tuition reimbursement scholarships totaling $54,033.00 from the Washington County Community Foundation, Inc. Parents meeting eligibility requirements submitted a tuition reimbursement application for consideration in January. The tuition reimbursement scholarships will be applied to the family’s cost of preschool tuition for the 2016 – 2017 school year. The Mon Valley YMCA’s preschool & pre-kindergarten programs, which are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, provide students ages 3-5 with a quality educational experience which boosts cognitive and motor development, as well as enhances social skills. Mr. Jeffrey Vitale, Chief Executive Officer of the Mon Valley YMCA stated, “We are so very appreciative with the relationship we have with Washington County Community Foundation and for their continued support over the past 10 years in helping to provide families with preschool & pre-kindergarten scholarships. We believe the years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in a child’s life to influence learning. We, at the Mon Valley YMCA, are very proud to provide high-quality preschool & pre-kindergarten programs.� Washington County Community Foundation’s tuition reimbursement scholarships assist parents in building a strong foundation of learning that will follow their children into their school years.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO JUNE 1-2

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FLEA MARKET – Thursday/Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. The Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer are sponsoring their annual flea market at 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth (opposite Butler’s Golf Course). There are many great “treasures” available for fantastic prices. Call Sister Rosemary at 412 7518600 for more info.

PERRYOPOLIS FARMERS’ MARKET – Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (8 a.m. setup). Find us in the lot between Perry Drug Store & the museum. Four local farmers and many other vendors! Plants, flowers, locally made jewelry, soaps, herb products, fudge, baked goods, jam, as well as ethnic foods! For more info, call 724-366-3412 or 724-736-0166.

JUNE 2

INDOOR FLEA MARKET – During the Fleatique - Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are located one block off Fourth Street at the corner of Alexander & High Streets. New and used merchandise! Follow our signs from Fourth Street. Parking available in our lot. Food and beverages, too!

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - 6-8:30 p.m. Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 905 East McMurray Road, Venetia. (St. David’s Episcopal Parish Hall). Menu: fried chicken, roast beef, sides & strawberry shortcake. Kids games and theme basket drawing. Call the church office for tickets at 724-941-6210. Adult: $10, Children: $5, Seniors: $8, Dessert Only: $4. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds to benefit Missions.

FLEATIQUE – 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. A room full of treasures for

sale! Coffee & donuts in the morning with tacos and Italian ice for lunch! Bake sale! Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Elizabeth Boat Club. To preregister call Wendee at 412-848-1107 or wjlindz@verizon.net. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY Meet at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8) at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact info@montourtrail.org for more info concerning the current month’s maintenance activities. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL BBQ – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the Monongahela Fleatique Saturday June 3 in the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot. Featured delectables are: pork spareribs, pork chops, 1/2 lb. hot sausage burger, 1/2 lb. lean hamburger, 1/4 lb. big dog, 1/2

chicken as well as hot or mild homemade BBQ sauce. There will be tables and chairs available as well as takeout. To place an order for advance pick-up, call Chuck at 724-255-2744. FREE CONCERT IN BRENTWOOD PARK - 7-10 p.m. Featuring The McCartney Project, the ultimate Beatles, Wings, and Sir Paul tribute.

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

JUNE 5 BALLROOM DANCING - Wally Merriman Trio, 8 p.m. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St. White Oak.


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BALLROOM DANCING – Lite Touch, 8 p.m. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak, PA 15132.

JUNE 7 THE NAOMI OUTREACH – 12 p.m. Cedarbrook Golf Course dining room. Our speaker for the month will be Tracy Fushel from the Thomas Campbell Christian Center. For further information, please call Joni at 724 243-3576.

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Monongahela American Legion 7-10 p.m. For more info, call Geno at 724-592-5264.

JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Wright’s UMC, 788 Venetia Rd., Bach to Bluegrass - $5 picnic lunch

JUNE 8 DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5-7 p.m. Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Spaghetti, bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and desserts. We accept donations of $1 per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No takeout. To volunteer, call Debbie @ 412833-6357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December. WASHINGTON COIN CLUB County Courthouse Washington, room 103 at 7:30 p.m. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes awarded for kids. For additional info, call 724-9846611. ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY “SHOW AND TELL” – 6:30 p.m. Old Fells Methodist Church 800 Fells Road, Rostraver. This is our annual show and tell meeting. All members and non-members are encouraged to bring a family photo, heirloom, story, etc. that pertains to the history of Rostraver or the Mon and Yough Valleys.

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OLDIES DANCE – New Breed, Hermanie Slovenian Lodge #87 from 710:30 p.m. For more info, call Tom at 724503-3031. LINE DANCING - White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. 2nd AND 4th Friday of every month going forward. $5 per person.

JUNE 9 & 10 FLEA MARKET – Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A “Super Sale” will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday until close! Admission is FREE. Library VFW Post 6664, 6544 Church Street, South Park. All sales benefit the Library VFW Auxiliary to support our veterans.

JUNE 10 PERRYOPOLIS FARMERS’ MARKET – Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (8 a.m. setup). Find us in the lot between Perry Drug Store & the museum. Four local farmers and many other vendors! Plants, flowers, locally made jewelry, soaps, herb products, fudge, baked goods, jam, as well as ethnic foods! For more info, call 724-366-3412 or 724-736-0166. YARD SALE AND OPEN HOUSE – Shekinah Ranch, twilight burrow right off of the Speers exit off interstate 70 at 77 Chestnut Rd. Charleroi. Yard sale - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Zip line, rock wall, pony rides, and much more (12-4 p.m.) Yard sale proceeds scholarships to give kids the opportunity to experience camp! For more info or to donate items, 724-483-4343 or visit yourcamp.org.


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JUNE 11 BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family social hall, 2nd St, West Newton at 12:30 p.m. with the start of early birds. This is an all paper BINGO and the $8 admission

includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai and a delicious luncheon. ‘INTO THE GARDENS’ EVENT AND PLANT SALE- 1:30 -4:30 p.m. The Oliver Miller Homestead will host a special event with an emphasis on the gardens. A plant sale will feature scented geraniums and a variety of perennials at very reasonable prices. All of the Miller Homestead buildings will be open to visitors. Admission is $2 per person. Last admission is 4 p.m. The Homestead is located at 1 Stone Manse Drive, South Park off Corrigan Drive. Visit www.olivermillerhomestead.org.

JUNE 12 BALLROOM DANCING - Wally Merriman Trio, 8 p.m. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St. White Oak. PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING – 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building in Pleasant Hills. Non-members are invited. Topic, speaker and demonstration by Karen Neans, a member of the Bonsai Society. For more info about the PHGC, visit their website at www.plsthillspagardnclub.com

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

MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - 7 p.m. Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Avenue Monessen. Everyone is welcome. Meets every third Thursday.

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. SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd., in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be alternative hobby night. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more info, call 724-984-6611.

JUNE 14 COUNTRY DANCE – At Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 to 10 p.m. $5 cover. Music by the Classic Country Band. Come dance or just socialize and listen. Info - 724-258-4815. Ask for Vince.

RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. The speaker is John Webber, a CMU professor speaking on American Names, their origin and meaning. The cost for lunch is $7 payable at the door. Lunch is held at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Please RSVP by calling 412-655-2000. JUNE 16 JUNE JAMBOREE AND FREE SUMMER MOVIE – 6 p.m. Activities for all ages! Live music; bounce houses; carnival style games; dollar concessions and more. After sunset (approximately 9 p.m.), “Sing” movie begins on a 30-foot screen outside on the lawn. Crossroads Ministries; 81 Walter Long Road; Finleyville. Check out www.crsmin.com for more info.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO JUNE 16 OLDIES DANCE – 7-10 p.m. New Breed, Carmichael Senior Center. For more info, call Tom at 724-503-3031.

JUNE 17 PERRYOPOLIS FARMERS’ MARKET – Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (8 a.m. setup). Find us in the lot between Perry Drug Store & the museum. Four local farmers and many other vendors! Plants, flowers, locally made jewelry, soaps, herb products, fudge, baked goods, jam, as well as ethnic foods! For more info, call 724-366-3412 or 724-736-0166. CAR SHOW & ‘TOUCH A TRUCK’ EVENT - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nottingham Township Complex, 909 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty Four. Info at: 724-348-5622 or www.nottinghamtwp.com. Open to the public. Trophies, prizes, raffle, DJ, food. Donation requested from entries to benefit a local charity. All cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome. ‘Touch A Truck’ event for children. Rain or shine event.

FLOWER SHOW - Town and Country Garden Club is sponsoring a NGC Standard Flower Show, “Nursery Rhymes of Old,” at the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, Carmichaels. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nine accredited flower show judges will judge three divisions. Open to the public— free admission. OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. Sponsored by White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St., White Oak. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission: $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info, call 724-984-6611.

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BALLROOM DANCING – Mikey Dee Band, 8 p.m. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.

HUGE GARAGE SALE - 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Crossroads Ministries Gym, 81 Walter Long Road; Finleyville. Something for everyone! Besides hundreds of household and general items, LuLaRoe fashions will be available through consultant Cara Janke. All proceeds benefit Connect Students Summer Camp Fund.

CHARLEROI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - Riverside Place, the Senior Citizen room of the SPHS building in the Chamber Plaza. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments served. Everyone is invited. Look for directional signs at 5th & McKean Aves. and in the Chamber Plaza. For more info about CAHS, Inc., call 724-483-4961. Speaker will be Carly McCoy from Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation.

JUNE 18 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. at 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. Members and public are invited. Program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes awarded for kids. For additional info call 724-984-6611.

JUNE 20 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CAR SHOW – 5:30 p.m. – dusk. Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grant Avenue Ext., West Mifflin. First 50 cars will receive goodie bags! We will be selling a variety of foods. Medals and prizes will be awarded to first three category winners, including Best of Month. FEE: car show entry is only $5 donation per vehicle. We have giveaways – raffles – 50 / 50 – games of chance. Spectators free! For info, call: 412-4144919.

JUNE 24 PERRYOPOLIS FARMERS’ MARKET – Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (8 a.m. setup). Find us in the lot between Perry Drug Store & the museum. Four local farmers and many other vendors! Plants, flowers, locally made jewelry, soaps, herb products, fudge, baked goods, jam, as well as ethnic foods! For more info, call 724-366-3412 or 724-736-0166. BEST CAR CRUISE OF THE SUMMER - Trophy plaques will be awarded for furthest traveled, oldest car, and mayor’s choice, and entry is free! Be there Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Baldwin Boro municipal parking lot, 3344 Churchview Ave. 15227. Dash plaques, music and refreshments, plus bring the family to enjoy the log house. Noon - 4 p.m. Call for more info: 412-882-9986. Sponsored by the The Baldwin Historical Society.

JUNE 27 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m.

JUNE 21 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Monongahela American Legion from 7-10 p.m. For more info, call Geno at 724-5925264.

JUNE 23 LINE DANCING - White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. 2nd AND 4th Friday of every month going forward. $5 per person. HAWAIIAN LUAU - 7 to 11 p.m. Benefits the Monongahela Elks and its charities. There will be food, entertainment, and drawings. Come dressed in your best Hawaiian attire. Cover charge is $10.

JUNE 28 COUNTRY DANCE – At Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 to 10 p.m. $5 cover. Music by the Classic Country Band. Come dance or just socialize and listen. Info - 724-258-4815. Ask for Vince.

JUNE 30 OLDIES DANCE – New Breed, Hermanie Slovenian Lodge #87 from 710:30 p.m. For more info, call Tom at 724503-3031.

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West Mifflin Air Force JROTC Cadets Present Certificates To West Mifflin VFW Post

Veterans of Foreign Wars West Mifflin Post 914 Intrepid Commander Jake Bradich, left, West Mifflin High School Air Force JROTC Cadet Master Sgt. Joe Popa, Air Force JROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and VFW Post 914 Life Member Major Scott Harbula, and post Junior Vice Commander David Luikart proudly show the certificates received April 27 at the Thompson Run Athletic Association from the Air Force JROTC cadets. PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL P. MAUER

By Michael P. Mauer Recognition for marching 14 miles for donations was the order of the day as West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid Commander Jake Bradich and Junior Vice Commander David Luikart were presented certificates April 27 at the Thompson Run Athletic Association from the West Mifflin Area Senior High School Air Force JROTC. The two were honored for completing a Bataan March organized by the cadets that was held at the Waterfront Bike Trail in Homestead April 1. Bradich, an Army Iraq war veteran, and Luikart, a Marine who served in Vietnam, both completed the measured course along with several other high school cadets to help earn $500 in pledges. All of the money raised by the event was donated to VFW Post 914. “It was pretty much like another day at work for me,” said Bradich, who works as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. “The folks who really made the effort were the ones who donated and the cadets who took the time to help veterans.” Luikart added the money raised by the cadets will be well spent. “We allocate a big portion of our budget to our hospital visitation program.” said Luikart, who also directs the VFW post’s main fund-raising efforts as the unit’s Buddy Poppy Chairman. “The extra money the students have raised for us means making things better for the veterans we serve.” Organized by VFW 914 Post Surgeon and Marine veteran Bernie Zurawski, the hospital visitation program is actively staffed by seven to a dozen of the unit’s membership – plus at times a few others. “Around Christmas time, the number gets larger,” said Zurawski, who served in Lebanon and the Middle East. “Some JROTC students from the school usually help out then. Everybody involved wants to make certain those veterans who have difficulty spending time with their families because of illness have the best holiday that they can.” Over the last decade, VFW Post 914 has raised nearly $100,000 through Buddy Poppy sales, fund raising and donations. Since receiving its VFW charter in 1991, VFW Post 914 has never operated a club or accepted social members. All the money it has received has been used for community programs and to support veterans. For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, contact Commander Bradich at: 412-464-9838.

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ELIZABETH HANDMADE HOMEGROWN MARKET SEEKS LOCAL VENDORS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON Spring is in the air and market season is just around the corner! The market, operated by local non-profit organization Elizabeth Area Development Corporation, will feature locally grown fresh produce and meats, artisanal food items, prepared food, and handcrafted gifts as well as music, community booths and fun activities. The open air market will be held on Water Street overlooking the river in Downtown Elizabeth. It runs June through October on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great way for new businesses, farmers, and local artists to develop and share their products. The market focuses on increasing access to local produce and handmade artisan crafts. It also creates an enjoyable, profitable and safe community event that brings people together. Autumn Timko, who serves as the market chairperson commented, “The market is a nice addition to our quaint shopping district. If you can’t find what you want at the market, walk a block to the business district where you can find baked goods, flowers, handmade soaps and candles, beer, cigars or sit down for a meal. It’s a perfect opportunity for a smaller vendor who doesn’t want weekly demands.” Last year, 20+ vendors participated and an estimated 600 customers attended the market’s five event dates. Vendors featured locally grown vegetables and plants, homemade baked goods, sustainably raised meat and eggs, and handmade art and craft items. Several of last year’s vendors have already agreed to return, and the market’s website will list this year’s vendors as they are confirmed. Vendor applications can be found at www.downtownelizabeth.com

Community Service Opportunities Available with the Brentwood Firecracker 5K If you are looking to add hours to your community service, we are looking for you! Do you have someone participating in the Brentwood Firecracker 5K race and just want to help? We are looking for you! Join our team for prerace registration and packet pickup as well as race day setup/breakdown. The race is scheduled for July 4, 2017. For more information, log onto our website at brentwood5k.com or call 412613-1087. We especially need help early in the morning to pick up, load and unload the refreshments and food for after the race. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt.

South Park High School Class of 1976 Plans 41-Year Reunion Lynn (Richards) Ruminski and many other fellow classmates have planned a 41-year class reunion for students that graduated in June 1976 from South Park High School. The reunion weekend is planned for September 1, 2, and 3 of this year, 2017. If you were a student of the class and are interested in attending the reunion, contact Lynn at rumilynn@comcast.net or Judy (Slezak) Reese at jlrpgh@verizon.net. Invitations, along with further details will be sent once the contact information is received.


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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT JUNE EVENTS Peters Township Park and Recreation Department is offering summer events in Peterswood Park and classes at the Community Center. Pre-registration required. Registration starts on June 19 for session 4 (8 weeks - July / August). Classes begin July 5 unless otherwise stated. For more information, visit www.peterstownship.com.

treasures, create a craft, and search for Captain Pete’s hidden treasure! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Day: Thursday, June 15 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member Location: Peters Lake Park SUMMER CAMPS

GRAND OPENING OF PETERSWOOD PARK AMPITHEATER ALL SUMMER CONCERTS ARE FREE Sat. June 3 (6 p.m.) - Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers (Rock) Opening acts by students of Peters Township High School. Food Trucks: Oh My Grill & Caustelot Creamery Sun. June 11 (1 p.m.) - See the Summer (Folk-Rock) Kona Ice Truck Wed. July 5 (7 p.m.) - Jeff Jimerson & Airborne (Variety/Dance) Franktuary Food Truck 39TH ANNUAL PETERS TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY Saturday, June 24, 2017 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 160 food, craft, games and vendor booths, music, character visits, balloon art, airbrush tattoo art, face painting, games and more! Take a chance in the Community Day Raffle with a winner picked every five minutes. Bring your family for the day and don’t forget the evening fireworks display. Limited parking available at Peterswood Park. Shuttle service is available from the Peters Township Middle School A special thank you to MedExpress for your generous sponsorship! FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS “OUTDOOR MOVIES” June 30 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (rated PG-13) Enjoy a movie under the stars at our amphitheater in Peterswood Park! All movies are free and will begin at dusk. PRESCHOOL “ONE DAY EVENT” PIRATE ADVENTURE (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS) Set sail on a pirate adventure at Peters Lake Park! Explore the lake for natural

NZONE SPORTS MULTI SPORT SUMMER CAMP (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS) Minimum 6 / Maximum 25 Soccer, Flag Football, t-ball, kickball, golf and more! Come learn the basics of each sport and develop new skills in a friendly environment. Instructor: Sean Carney Day: June 26 to 30 Time: 9:30 to 11:45 am Fee: $175 Resident / $263 Non-Member SUMMER DAY CAMPS (AGES 6 TO 11 YEARS) Minimum 10-Maximum 35 Three 1-week sessions for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Enjoy sports, crafts, hikes, games, special visitors and more at Peterswood Park! Days: Monday – Friday (weeks of July 10, July 17, and July 24) Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Fee: $55 Resident / $83 Non-Resident (per week) Location: Peterswood Park, #4 Pre-registration required. PLAYGROUND PALS (AGES 4 TO 8 YEARS) Minimum 10 – Maximum 35 Three 1-week sessions for children who enjoy games, sports, crafts and using their imagination. This is a great introductory camp for our littlest campers. Held at Elm Grove Park. Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (weeks of July 31, August 7 and 14) Time: 9:30 a.m. – Noon Fee: $35 Resident / $53 Non-Resident (per week) Location: Elm Grove Park Pre-registration required online or at the Community Recreation Center

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South Park’s Oliver Miller Homestead Hosts Frontier Military Encampment Event By Christen M. Stroh During the weekend of May 20 and 21, the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park hosted their frontier military encampment event. In addition to being able to tour the homestead, those in attendance were also able to learn about the lifestyle and duties of the Western Pennsylvania frontier militia with militia drills, firing demonstrations, and camp cooking. Members of the Mingo Militia Historic re-enactor Joe Hancsak, who prepare for their militia drills. has been involved with the Oliver Miller Homestead since 2003, lead his militia through a series of line drills, asking them to present, load, and fire their rifles. He then had newly enlisted militia members – visitors to the homestead who wanted to learn how to drill – participate in the same series of line drills using toy wooden rifles. Hancsak explained to the crowd that every man was required to be a part of the militia for a three-month duration Joe Hancsak, right, instructs his militia and that this particular group, the Mingo members to fire! Militia, was drilling to prepare for Dunmore’s War, a 1774 conflict between the Colony of Virginia and the Shawnee and Mingo American Indian nations. On July 2, The Oliver Miller Homestead will host ‘Liberty Day,’ where the Millers will recall the family’s service in the Revolutionary War. The Declaration will be read and celebrated, and George Washington is expected to visit.

Save the Date! ‘Where’s Laura?’ Authors Will Attend Meet-and-Greet in West Newton on June 25th On June 25, 2017, the West Newton Library will be hosting the authors of "Where’s Laura?" at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant, 109 S. Second St., West Newton from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for the luncheon and author meet and greet. Tickets can be requested by phoning the library 724-633-0798 or by purchasing them at the restaurant. Eight ladies that reside at Longwood at Oakmont and have lunch together, naming themselves the Tuesday Table Ladies, decided to join forces and write and publish their book. Come and join us for a wonderful authors’ luncheon!


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New Eagle VFD Car Cruise Planned for June 10th New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department is having their 7th annual car cruise on Saturday, June 10 from noon – 4 p.m. It is at the social hall, located at 156 Chess Street in New Eagle. Entry fee is $5. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 50 cars. ‘Top 15 vehicles’ trophies plus one ‘Best of Show’ trophy will be given out. There will be food and refreshments available for purchase and a DJ, plus 50/50, a Chinese auction, and door prizes will beavailable. An indoor flea market will be held in the social hall.

JUNE NEWS FROM SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF MONTOUR TRAIL The next two meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on June 13 and July 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. The Montour Trail Council is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Library Viaduct and Pleasant Street construction projects at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 1. PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, as well as other officials, will attend the ceremony to celebrate the Montour Trail being chosen as DCNR 2017 Trail of the Year. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail website at www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to info@montourtrail.org. The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are usually held on the first Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. The June work party will be held on June 10 and the July work party will be held on July 1. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact info@montourtrail.org for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

2017 ‘Bender Memorial Bike Ride’ Honors Memory of Jim Bendishaw; Scheduled for June 11th This year, our annual Bender Memorial Ride is proud to be honoring the memory of Jim Bendishaw. We ask that you join us in a day of remembrance and fellowship as we dedicate our 11th annual run to his memory and raise funds for a great cause in his honor. The 2017 selected charity is: It’s About the Warrior Foundation. All profits raised from the 2017 Bender Memorial Bike Ride, to be held Sunday, June 11, 2017, will benefit post-9/11 veterans of Fayette County. For a brief overview of this charity, please visit their website at http://www.iatw.us. Registration is at Parker Motor Sports, Auto Land Suzuki, 75 East Fayette Street, Uniontown, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Minimum donation is $15 a person. Riders leave at noon. There will be a picnic-style meal to follow the ride at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome - bikes, cars, trucks. The event will be held rain or shine, so mark your calendars! For more information, contact Pam at 724-317-4509 or Dan at 724-557-0970.

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Library VFW Post 6664 Flea Market Scheduled for June 9th and 10th Please join the Library VFW for a flea market with bargains galore on June 9 and 10, 2017, Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. A “super sale” will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday until close! Admission is free. There will be something for everyone! Knick knacks, collectibles, houseware items, small appliances, books, jewelry, office supplies, pet supplies, linens, games, and toys...and much more! All sales benefit the Library VFW Auxiliary. The VFW Auxiliary helps support our veterans. The event will take place at Library VFW Post 6664, 6544 Church Street, South Park.

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Monessen Public Library and Cultural Center Receives Donation The Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation 501(c)3, LLC, gave a donation to the Monessen Public Library and Cultural Center to assist in educational programs for children. The monies will be used for the Makerspace and STEM projects, which aid students in problem-solving and leadership skills. Both Pictured above (standing l to r): Marsha Adams, programs also help develop children's coordinator; Dave Zilka, library director; greater imagination and Virginia Monaghan, wife and Foundation Board member creativity. The children's and library trustee. (Seated l to r): Brecklynn Bradburn; library conducts numerous Eli Rudge; and Quinn Bradburn. weekly programs that foster group interaction and leadership skills with hands on training.

Congressman Murphy Featured in Groundbreaking CBS Series Examining America's Broken Mental Health System Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18), a practicing psychologist and champion of mental health reform in Congress as the author of the transformational Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, is featured in "CBS Evening News Uncharted: State of Mind," a new five-part digital series airing this month in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month. This groundbreaking series will examine our nation's broken mental health system. As a leading expert in psychology and mental health policy, Congressman Murphy offers his take in the first episode, titled "Where we are as a nation." Throughout the series, other experts will provide their thoughts on the state of mental health care in America, including Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.); former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher; Dr. Glenda Wrenn, director of the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research; Dr. Ralph Aquila, medical director at Fountain House; and author Ron Powers.

Rostraver Township Historical Society Hosts ‘Show and Tell’ Meeting on June 8th Please join the Rostraver Township Historical Society for our June 8, 2017 meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Fells Methodist Church 800 Fells Road, Rostraver. This is our annual ‘show and tell’ meeting. All members and non-members are encouraged to bring a family photo, heirloom, story, etc. that pertains to the history of Rostraver or the Mon and Yough Valleys. We look forward to seeing you there!

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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Stan “The Man” Musial Presentation - West End As part of our continuing outreach initiative, Smog Museum archivist and curator Brian Charlton will present Donora native and baseball great “Stan ‘The Man’ Musial” at the West End Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m.

First Successful Eldora Park Walking Tour After two rain-soaked days made Eldora Park a soggy and chilly atmosphere, 30 interested attendees were still willing to venture into the woods on April 1 to satisfy their curiosity to make our first-ever Eldora Park Walking Tour a resounding success. Despite the muddy conditions, tourgoers trampled throughout the wooded footprint of the original park on the old Wickerham Farm. Next year’s tour will be held on a Saturday in late March or early April at noon. We are now accepting names, phone numbers and email addresses that will be added to a pre-RSVP sign-up and reminder list. Eventually we’ll contact you by phone or email once we select a definitive date.

Cement City Walking Tour Once Again Proved To Be Popular Our spring edition of our seventh annual Cement City Home and Walking Tour marking the centennial of the construction in 1917 of our historic district proved to be so popular on Sunday, April 23rd that we sold it out and added another day on Saturday, April 22nd to satisfy the overflow crowd. Dave Crawley of KDKA stopped by that Saturday to do a piece on Cement City, as well as our Smog Museum, for WQED. Look for that to air in the near future. Our fall Cement City Home and Walking Tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. The Steelers play at 4:15 p.m. that day so the game should not conflict with your desire to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing. If the fall tour is as popular as the spring tour, we will schedule Saturday, October 14 as our

overflow date. It is encouraged to call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup and reminder list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer. If you are flexible to do Sunday or Saturday, please tell us that to give us some scheduling flexibility.

Return To Glory – Donora Dragons Football Due to the excitement generated from our ongoing game film project, our first “Game Film Get Together”, to show and relive Donora Dragon football games from the 1960’s with former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans – a “Return to Glory,” is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, September 23, 2017 at the Croatian Club (Cro Club) in Donora. The time is TBD. The games will be shown in the club hall with food and drinks available for purchase from the Cro Club. We encourage audience participation with sharing your stories or memorabilia as we show portions of various games. We also encourage your ideas or volunteer time before September to make the day extra special by contacting us beforehand. If you have any questions on exactly which games we have and which have already been converted to DVD, please view the full list on our website under the “Game Films” tab or consult the Historical Society by voicemail or email (see below). Orders for DVD copies will also be taken on that day. Follow the “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum” and the “Donora Cro Club” on Facebook for future updates.

Additional Info For more information about the subjects mentioned above, the society, museum, presentation or volunteering, stop by on Saturdays or by appointment, email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, call 724-823-0364 , visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and like us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”


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Pet Adoption Day Warms Hearts at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park By Jill Runfola The first Pet Adoption Day at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park on Graham St. brought in crowds to adopt adorable animals on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Animal lovers came to the event eager to rescue deserving companions and make them part of their family. “The North Belle Vernon Recreation Puppy love! Rosann Vesio says she wantCommission worked to bring in a multied to give this dog, Dory, a 2nd chance. She was one of the first to adopt. tude of different animal shelters for the day. The main goal is to find homeless animals a nice new loving home,” said Cody Ambrose, North Belle Vernon Park online administrator. Robert J. Sokol, North Belle Vernon Councilman, said donations for the day were appreciated, such as cash, toys, pet food, and cleaning materials like bleach. Sokol said main volunteers for the day included Lizzette Sterner, main organizer; Gina Lynn, Executive Director of Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce; and Pam Ambrose. All three are associated with the NBV Rec Pet Adoption Day workers are: (l-r) Cody Commission. Ambrose, Pam Ambrose, and Lizzette Sterner, with a shelter dog. Sterner, NBV Park Committee Member and Community Bank branch manager, said that “in addition to providing much-needed items and/or monetary donations to our local shelters,” her hopes for the event is “for the kennels to be empty!” She noted, “I think we all have a duty to our communities, and that includes our furry friends.” Participating humane societies bringing cats and dogs included: Washington County, Pet Adoption League in Yukon, and Fayette County. Sokol said, “After Pet Adoption Day, we would ask for our possible donors that want to support our orphaned furry friends to donate directly to the shelter of their choice.” Sterner said, at the end of the event, “This was a great success! All but a few were adopted! The few that weren’t, applications were turned in! Thank you to all that came to adopt, donate, volunteer, or simply hug and play with our furry friends.”

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JUNE NEWS FROM MANTLE HOUSE MISSION Mantle House Mission is a transitional home for homeless and near-homeless young adults 18-24 years old. Located in West Newton, Mantle House Mission and the Mission Resale Store can be reached online at the mantlehousemission.org. Below are their June events: Saturday, June 3 - West Newton Community Yard Sale Day! Huge sidewalk sale and flea market at 132 South Water St., West Newton. Household, collectibles, men’s and women's clothing, purses, shoes, children's toys and much more! Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays at 6 p.m. - Mondays at Mantle House Classes Join us and learn how to do a variety of fun new crafts. They are a great way to relax away from your busy schedule and are a lot of fun! They are wonderful fundraisers that help the Mission continue to serve young adults in and around Westmoreland County. Classes are now being held at the West Newton United Presbyterian Church Social Hall on 3rd/Main St. in West Newton. To register for a class, email mantlehousemission@yahoo.com or call 724-872-1800. Snacks provided. All proceeds benefit Mantle House residents. • June 5 - Chalk Painting - $5. For an additional $3, choose from one of our wood items. • June 12 - Summer Canvas Painting - $25 • June 19 - More Garden Glass Art - $8 • June 26 - Tye Dye T-shirts - $8

Donations Think of the Mission when you are spring cleaning! We appreciate your donations. We are a 501(c) 3 Christ-centered nonprofit organization. We cannot accept TVs, scanners, or printers. Thank you all for your support!

Knights of Columbus BBQ Scheduled in Monongahela for June 3rd The Knights of Columbus Council 2600 will be holding their annual spring BBQ during the Monongahela Fleatique on Saturday, June 3 in the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured delectables are: Pork spareribs—$12 for 1/2 rack and $22 for full rack; 1 pork chop for $4.50; 3 pork chops for $12; 1/2 lb. hot sausage burger for $4; 1/2 lb. lean hamburger for $4.50 (cheese $0.25); 1/4 lb. Big dog for $3; 1/2 chicken for $7 as well as hot or mild homemade BBQ sauce. Cold bottled water will be sold for $1. Bring your appetite and enjoy a great BBQ while you stroll along Main Street. There will be tables and chairs available as well as takeout. Also, the Knights will be having a BBQ at the annual St. Damien of Molokai parish picnic at the parish park behind Dierkens Pharmacy on July 14 and 15.

Dis+Abilities Awareness Picnic Scheduled for June 7th Sponsored by Westmoreland County Dis+Abilities Task Force, volunteers and agencies will hold an awareness picnic on June 7, 2017, at Twin Lakes Park, pavillion 7 & 20, 219 Twin Lakes Road, Greensburg. The event will take place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is free admission for this event as well as food, fun, and facts! For more information, please call 724-219-3290.

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Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation Representative, Carly McCoy, to Speak at the Charleroi Area Historical Society on June 19 Carly V. McCoy is a marketing and development professional with 18 years’ experience working in Pittsburgh’s nonprofit community. As the new sales and marketing director for Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, she is excited to draw on her experiences cultivating audiences and building relationships to support new program initiatives. Carly has also worked for Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting (90.5 WESA & 91.3 WYEP), Gateway to the Arts, and The Frick Pittsburgh. She holds a MBA in sports, arts & education management from Point Park University. On Monday, June 19 she’ll be meeting with the Charleroi Area Historical Society to discuss the role of Rivers of Steel in the community, its mission and what programs it has to offer. From its origins in the late 1980s as a task force charged with preserving the heritage and stories of steel mill communities to its newer endeavor and program offerings through its Rivers of Steel Arts and RiverQuest programs, Rivers of Steel is committed to not only celebrating our past, but also embracing our future by connecting people to their environs. Founded in 2015, Rivers of Steel Arts supports artistic projects that further the interpretation of local history and re-imagine the future of familiar places. It is host to a variety of workshops, tours and community events inspired by the materials, processes and cultures associated with the Carrie Furnaces and steel heritage. RiverQuest is an award-winning, educational program that engages students and citizens in river-based environmental science experiences, promoting critical thinking and fostering stewardship of the rivers as a significant and vital natural resource. Since 1995, RiverQuest has provided hands-on STEM education programs to more than 100,000 school students, and another 100,000 members of the general public. Everyone is invited to the Society’s third-of-the-month meetings, held in Riverside Place, the senior citizen room of the SPHS building in the Chamber Plaza. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about CAHS, Inc., call 724-483-4961, the historic Gaoziou Print Shop.

Cub Scout Troop 210 Honors Soldiers with Cross Design By Charlotte Hopkins Cub Scout Troop 210 built an amazing 30' x 30' cross using over 1,000 American flags. The tribute to the American soldiers was designed in honor of Memorial Day. The Cub Scouts worked close to three hours to prop the flags in the grounds at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory.

A cross created by Cub Scout Troop 210, using only American flags, stands in honor of fallen soldiers at the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Earns an “A” in Patient Safety.

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Craft Expo Held at North Belle Vernon Social Hall By Jill Runfola

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St. Sebastian Catholic Church held their 2nd annual craft fair in their North Belle Vernon Social Hall, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and had all the church staff lending their support. Admission was free, and the event featured sign-up giveaways, gift baskets, 50/50 tickets, food, vendors, and crafts. They also had a concession stand from Jake’s Pizza selling kielbasa with kraut, hotdogs, pizza, and beverages. The vendors were sold out, and by mid-morning, the show was already a success. Craft Expo chairperson Kathy Rygiel said, at the start of the event, “I am hoping and praying for a big turnout! We have over 40 crafters and vendors, and I would like to make this show a success for everyone!” Vendors included Mary Kay, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Paparazzi, and Hamilton Chiropractic. Rygiel said, personally, “I love to shop at craft fairs, and I feel they are great fundraisers for organizations.” Rygiel, also on the parish council and a Eucharistic minister, says that many others helped out, too. She noted, “Pat Toth has been helping get the word out to vendors and will be running the Chinese Auction. Mary Anne McMillen and Marsha Grados are running the food sale. Parzynski Funeral Home, Rygiel Excavating, Cralls Flower Shop, all the crafters and vendors (and many more) made basket donations to the Chinese auction. Msgr. Statnick, Dan Lisovich, church business manager, and all the staff at St. Sebastian have been helping any way they can!” The fun event was open to the community and the church staff hoped that not only would it be a parish fundraiser, but a great community event!

Dana Falcone, with daughter Izzy, age 5. Falcone is an independent consultant with Paparazzi Accessories.

(L) Kathy Rygiel, chairperson of show, with a lead helper, Pat Toth

Msgr. Roger Statnick, in the middle, poses with First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association President Dorothy Urbanowicz, left, and auditor Ruth Jane Todd, right.

For more information about St. Sebastian events, visit them on Facebook.

Youth Fishing Rodeo Set for June 10 in the Brownsville Area The Brownsville-area youth fishing rodeo will be held on June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Patsy Hillman Park, 100 Hillman Park Dr., Luzerne Township. Registration for the free event begins at 8 a.m. for youths from 6 years old to 15 years old. Prizes will be awarded. Participants must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and provide their own equipment. Sponsored by the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce, the fishing contest will be followed by a cookout featuring hot dogs, drinks and snacks.


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Save the Date! 3rd Annual Donald Asmonga Foundation Golf Tournament Scheduled for July 14th

Welcoming Melissa Poot, DO Obstetrics & Gynecology

The 3rd Annual Donald Asmonga Foundation Golf Tournament is planned for Friday, July 14, 2017 at Cedarbrook Golf Course, 215 State Route 981, Belle Vernon. The outing benefits the BVA Mighty Leopards Award student scholarships. The day will include: • 7:30 a.m. check-in with coffee and donuts • 9 a.m. shot-gun start • Scramble format tournament • Lunch at the turn • Dinner to follow golf • 50/50, auctions, on-course games, and more! For more information and to register online, please visit www.donaldasmongafoundation.org.

UPCOMING JUNE EVENTS SCHEDULED AT NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY BANK PARK June 10 - Dodgeball Tournament starting at 11 a.m. for all ages (5-person teams; $50 per team or $10 per person) June 16 - Country Day - Tim Litvin, Country Band & Movie Night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Screening of ‘True Grit’ to immediately follow. June 22 - Paint & Sip Fundraiser with Off The Wall Arts June 24 - Free ‘Learn To Play Dek Hockey’ Day from 11 a.m. - noon June 25 - Polkas In The Park Featuring "Trel Tones" from 2 – 6 p.m. Crazy hat contest at 6 p.m. For more information on any of the above events, please contact RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749 or 724-344-2455 or the NBV Boro at 724-929-6930.

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Monongahela Boy Scout Troop 1352 Participates in Scouting for Food Month

April was Scouting for Food month for Boy Scouts of America, and Boy Scout Troop 1352 of Monongahela was able to donate 150 boxes of food and over $500 to the St. Damien of Molokai Food Bank, all made possible by the help of people in the community and local businesses. Boy Scout Troop 1352 sends out a thank you to everyone who helped by donating, and to these local business for letting them set up boxes to collect food: Cox Market, Dr.Rodriguez's Office, Italian Village, Monongahela Library, Dollar General, 7-eleven, Giant Eagle, and Dollar Tree of Belle Vernon. Troop 1352 wouldn't have been able to make this donation without the support of you, our community!

Valley Art Club Celebrates 75 Years This year, the Valley Art Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Part of the celebration will include a Valley Art Club art drop. Original pieces of art work by the members will be dropped throughout the Valley during the week of June 4 - 10. You can look for a 6 X 9 kraft envelope with the Valley Art Club logo on it. They will be dropped at restaurants, stores, doctors’ offices, etc. When you find an envelope, please let us know where you found it and how you like the art work. You can post to our Facebook page: Valley Art Club or, if possible, contact the artist directly. Hope you enjoy our art work, and happy hunting!


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United Way Awards Presented at Annual Luncheon By J.R. Brower On May 18, the United Way of Washington County hosted their 10th annual awards luncheon at Bella Sera restaurant in Canonsburg. Over 200 guests attended the event, which celebrated and recognized United Way campaign success, community volunteers and over 90 years of service in Washington County. Local United Way President Barbara Murphy Student Volunteer of the Year Sadie was assisted by Community Services Presto (center) from Trinity High School is pictured with her proud parents, Director Sharon Russell in presenting the father Joe and mother Jen. awards and recognizing outstanding achievements of the past year. Murphy said that community impact grants are distributed so that the money allocated does as much good as possible. “Together we are working to improve education, financial stability and health in Washington County by funding more than 38 local programs,” Murphy said. She said that well over a million dollars Representatives of Range of United Way funds were distributed in Resources, whose efforts made their Washington County over the past year. Murphy explained that thanks to these company top yearly contributor to the Washington County United Way grants, 187 families in the county were gathered for a photo. aided by Red Cross of Southwest Pennsylvania. Many other organizations benefited as well including the Washington City Mission, who made great use of the $48,000 United Way grant that they received. Following are the awards and recipients recognized at the luncheon: • Liza Beale Award (Loyal Contributors) – Pat Maloney, Professor of Art at W&J College, for 40 years of dedicated service to United Way. • Alvin Janovich Community Leadership Award – West Penn Power/First Energy and their company rep David McDonald, for financial support of various organizations including the Arden Trolley Museum, the Monongahela Aquatorium and food banks throughout the county. • M. Kathleen Ramsey Student Volunteer of the Year Award) – Sadie Presto, Senior at Trinity High School, who worked may long hours for United Way organizing fundraisers for various groups including a local literary council. • Clyde Tracanna Volunteer of the Year Award – Sheila Cowieson, who along with her company Community Bank, contributed significantly to the charitable organization’s successful campaigns in the county. • Campaign Champions Award – Nine employees of the Observer-Reporter Publishing Co., who helped raise over $1 million for United Way during their 2016-2017 campaign. • Community Partnership Award – Community Action of Southwest Pennsylvania, whose efforts make significant contributions to the area by helping needy residents in many ways including employment, housing and mental health. • 2016-2017 Campaign Award – Ametek Specialty Metals, Eighty Four, recognized for their outstanding United Way contribution campaign. • 2016-2017 Chairman’s Award – Range Resources, Cecil, recognized as the top corporate contributor to Washington County United Way for the year, who efforts raised $155,431. • Top 5 Chairman’s Awards for the year also included #2 Columbia Gas ($154,363), #3 Giant Eagle ($74,558), #4 Observer-Reporter ($51,618) and #5 Mylan ($36,661).

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GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY JUNE NEWS AND EVENTS 175th Anniversary The Greater Monessen Historical Society is gearing up for a 175th birthday celebration of Monessen Founder and Civil War hero, Colonel James Martinus Schoonmaker. On Saturday, June 24, 2017, GMHS will provide free cake from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center. A special cake cutting will be held at 10 a.m. with local officials.

Spring Exhibit The spring exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum on the Orthodox Monessen churches will be available for viewing through July on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It covers the four Orthodox churches of the city: St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, and St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church.

Seeking… The Historical Society is looking for individuals interested in becoming historic reenactors. Inquire at the Heritage Museum or speak to any board member. The Society is also

looking for photos of individuals who were born at the Dudas Maternity Hospital on McKee Avenue. Anyone having photos or stories can contact the Heritage Museum.

Membership Renewals Membership renewals are due for the calendar year of 2017. Individual memberships are $15 for an individual, $20 for a family and $50 for a business.

Find Us Online! The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us!

Hours of Operation The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., weather permitting. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen. The phone number is 724-684-8460.

West Mifflin North High School Class of 1967 Plans 50th Class Reunion The planning committee for the West Mifflin North High School Class of 1967 announces their 50th class reunion will be held on Saturday, September 16 at South Hills Country Club. The weekend-long event begins on Friday with a morning golf outing at Westwood Golf Club and later an early evening tour of the West Mifflin Area High School facilities followed by attendance at the West Mifflin/Albert Gallatin football game. Friday evening activities will conclude with an informal get together at the Westwood Golf Club Lounge. Saturday evening's reunion celebration will begin at 6 pm. with a reception followed by dinner, dancing and plenty of time to renew old memories. The reunion planning committee began nearly two years ago to put together this special event. According to Jim Bilec, class vice president, the committee members have worked diligently to locate students, however a few classmates have not been located. An invitation to the festivities has been sent to all located classmates and any classmate that has not received an invitation is urged to contact Bill Moore at 412-805-8850 or by email at wmnorth1967@gmail.com.

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Let's Talk Real Estate by ROGER DOLANCH Broker/Owner

INTERNET vs. REALTORS®… Which Is Your Best Bet? Accessing the internet is wonderful, especially for real estate today. Never before have buyers and sellers been so empowered. The internet and social media make it possible to research properties, compare sale and listing prices, “Google” articles to educate oneself about real estate terms and even learn about mortgage financing. So why should anyone use a REALTOR®? There are many reasons! The internet can offer data but it cannot interpret it. The internet can show you pictures, virtual tours and YouTube videos, but ask anyone who has ever looked at houses. They will tell you that pictures do not compare to the reality of experi-

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encing a property that REALTORS® provide access to for inspection in person. REALTORS® study market trends, know which areas are appreciating, know where properties are turning over quickly and where inventory is piling up. They know what features make a property more saleable, what buyer’s are looking for, how to stage a home and what features make a property look dated. They know what is required to close a transaction based on which municipality is involved. Even knowing what government or environmental regulations are new or pending can make a real difference. REALTORS® also have the local connections to other service providers that come into play during a real estate transaction, such as contractors, inspectors, title companies and lenders. Currently there are over 16,000 active listings for all types of property in the Greater Metropolitan Pittsburgh market area that are listed by REALTOR® members of the Multi-List. What is not common knowledge is that many more properties are available for sale that are not listed through the Multi-List. Your local real estate professional may know about new construction projects, pending foreclosures, auction sales and other properties that may not appear online in their primary and extended marketplaces. Most new developments are difficult to locate unless you knows a particular builder’s web address. Sometimes they only post one or two prop-

erties when they have many more available. The same applies to some commercial and industrial properties or farms and land. Although no one person can ever know everything, a good REALOR® makes an effort to stay up to date about local extended possibilities. Another problem with the internet that impacts our business daily is the fact that not all real estate websites update in “real time.” As a result, many websites contain outdated inventory information. We know how disappointed customers are when they contact us about a particular property only to be told the property of interest is no longer available. Yes, you can use the internet to save time and to get ideas. You can eliminate properties that do not meet your needs, learn about pricing, explore areas and in general learn many things. But remember these truths: 1. Not all properties offered for sale appear online! 2. Not all properties for sale have signs on them and not all signs have ‘Sale Pending,’ ‘Under Contract’ or ‘Sold’ signs placed on them, either! 3. You can’t always believe everything you see on the internet.

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Century 21 Frontier Realty Recognizes Ellen Brawdy Century 21 Frontier Realty is pleased to recognize the success of Ellen Brawdy. A loyal Century 21 professional in our Finleyville branch since 1980, she achieved another Platinum Level production award for 2016 and is on track again for 2017! Congratulations, Ellen! Your ongoing success is our pride.

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Nottingham Township's Car Show and Touch-A-Truck Event Scheduled for June 17th Nottingham Township's car show and touch-a-truck event will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nottingham Township Complex , 909 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty Four. This event is open to the public and includes trophies, prizes, raffle, DJ, food, and refreshments. A donation is requested from entries to benefit a local charity. All cars, truck, and motorcycles are welcome. This is a rain or shine event. For more information, call 724348-5622 or visit www.nottinghamtwp.com.

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Monessen’s ‘Raise Your Voice’ Festival Draws Crowds Despite Early Storms By Jill Runfola The 6th Annual Raise Your Voice Music and Arts Festival, held on Saturday, April 29, took place from noon – 7 p.m. at Monessen City Park Amphitheater and went on as scheduled, even with downpours of rain. Hosted by the Raise Your Voice Campaign and Monessen Communities That Care (CTC), the event had many attendees, mostly youth, huddled under tents listening to singers. Finally, at 1:30 Good friends are Amanda Halgas, CTC p.m., staff announced that musicians Youth Council, and Matthew Shorraw, would have to go on break, because it was vice president of CTC. beginning to thunderstorm outside. However, later in the day, the skies cleared and the event continued. Bands appearing included: Isolated Incident, A Cal U acapella band; Alicia Bartholomew, Monessen High School student; and several more talented musicians. Teresa Seh, Youth Council Coordinator for CTC, said of the purpose of the day, “It’s community outreach—for music, a collaboration. It’s also bringing the community together. We’re trying to show the young people that we do care—that something positive can happen when we work together.” Seh credits newly-elected Monessen Shirley Greathouse, vendor with “Damsel in Defense,” braved stormy weather to Mayor Matthew Shorraw, who is also the sell self-defense items. vice president and coordinator of CTC, with the success of the program. A former youth council member, he’s carried CTC on by just charging a small fee for vendors. The fun, free festival featured: outdoor activities, vendors such as Bella Snaps Jewelry, Naturals are Dynamite (with keychains and crafts), Well Oiled (aroma therapy), and more crafts, plus R & P Barbeque, a display of student artwork, and an outstanding lineup of concerts. Shorraw concluded, “I will continue these concerts every year. I love it! It’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I think that every year it gets better.”


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Donations Being Accepted to Refurbish Broughton Veterans Honor Roll VFW Post 1940 Broughton/Curry Vet is in the process of refurbishing the honor roll. It is located at the corner of Cochran Mill Road and Hough Drive. We are planning to remove several trees, change around the walk way and complete some much-needed maintenance on the structure. We are accepting donation for this project. Donations can be mailed to VFW Post 1940, 970 Hough Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. The point of contact is Beverly, and you can contact her by either calling 412-655-9922 or 724-344-6427. We are proud to announce our officers for the next year: • Commander James Wabby, Air Force – Vietnam • Sr. Vice Commander, Dan Walbert, Army – Vietnam • Jr. Vice Commander, Stanley Weaver, Army – Vietnam • Quartermaster, Stanley Wills, Army – Vietnam • Trustee, Rocky Majernik, Army – Korea • Trustee, Dave Charnell, Marines – Vietnam • Trustee, Glenn Connors, Army – Vietnam • Advocate, Russ Beeson, Air Force – Dessert Storm • Service Officer, Howard Gardner, Air Force – Vietnam • Adjutant, Drew Barati Army – Vietnam • Chaplin, Russ Wilson, Army – Dessert Storm

Monongahela Farmers’ Market Announces Opening Date as June 9th The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is opening on June 9 from 3-6 p.m. We will be welcoming back our famous local farmers: Harden, Simmons and Triple B Farms. Come out every Friday to get your fresh fruits and vegetables! Additionally, come and enjoy Sam's Gyros, and this year, we welcome Boogie's BBQ! Our other vendors will entice you with their goodies as well: Aunt Kim's Jellies, Jams & Relishes; E-Kernally Yours: Gourmet Popcorn; Goodie Two Shoe English Tea Room (scones); Holy Basil: Not your Typical Produce; Jimmy's Italian Ice & Gelato; Lion's Club; Little City Coffee; Mon Valley Hospital; Plum Run Winery and the Fudge Guy. We could not do this without our sponsors: The Big Fish Contracting Company; Chaney's Natural, LLC; Mon Valley Hospital; Ashcraft Storage; Behanna Auto & Tire; Italian Village Pizza; Lenzi Service Station; and Monongahela Animal Hospital. To make this a success we need you, the public, to come out and support us. If you have any questions, call 724-328-2834, email chaneysadmin@gmail.com, or Facebook us at Monongahela Farmers Market.

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CALLING ALL VENDORS AND CRAFTERS! Reserve a Space for August 5th Craft and Vendor Show! The Christian Mothers of Holy Family Parish, West Newton are sponsoring a summer fun craft-vendor show at 225 N. 2nd Street, West Newton on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, 50-50, Chinese auction items, good, reasonably priced food, and a relaxed atmosphere. For information and to reserve a table or more, please contact Barb at 724 872-9687. Come and enjoy the fellowship.

Mon-Vale Nephrology joins Mon-Vale Specialty Practices. Mon-Vale Nephrology serves the residents of the Mid-Monongahela Valley with treatment for kidney problems and renal replacement.

Now welcoming new patients.

Devon Carson, CRNP, and Ronald Lutes, D.O.

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Venetia Heritage Days Celebrated Three Ways During Weekend of May 20th By J.R. Brower There was much to celebrate in Venetia on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. On Saturday, Wright’s United Methodist Church held an arts and crafts fair with 14 participants to commemorate their 194th anniversary. On Sunday, the church celebrated their 1823 founding with worship, special music and a spaghetti dinner in the church and outside on the History buffs Willy Frankfort and Dan lawn. The historic Peters Township Kernen were on hand at the Enoch church reunited with old friends and welWright log cabin to discuss how the pioneers lived in this area. comed new ones who attended the special festivities. Next door, the Venetia Heritage Society honored the founding of the old Venetia Elementary School, which was built in 1926. Participants included members of the Senior Citizen Center, several Girl Scout troops, the Peters Township Rowing Club and the Dare Model Railroad Club. Throughout the weekend, activities included a Chinese raffle and flea market as well as picnics on the grounds. Wright’s United Methodist Church memFundraising efforts are underway to bers and their families who participated in the Saturday Heritage Days activities replace windows, doors, plumbing as well included (l to r) Cassie and Lyla Greaves, as the heating system in the three-story Katelyn Greaves, Grace Reidenbaugh, brick building. Those interested in preKelly Greaves, as well as Tara and serving the historic school are encouraged Mike Reidenbaugh, who helped to get involved and visit the group’s weborganize the arts and crafts fair. site at www.venetiaheritagesociety.org. Across the street, the bicentennial of the historic Enoch Wright House was commemorated both days with pioneer and Civil War re-enactors, museum tours of the two-story home, log cabin exhibits and quilting displays. Enoch Wright was the son of Joshua Wright, who arrived with his brother James and their families around 1772, when this territory was claimed by both the commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Wright House, built in 1816-1817, is listed on the National Historic Register and is cared for by the Peters Creek Historical Society, whose website is www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

Watershed Awareness/ Rain Barrel Workshops Offered in South Hills Communities The Pennsylvania Resources Council will conduct watershed awareness/rain barrel workshops at a variety of locations throughout Allegheny County. Participants will learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in the home, and techniques to reduce one’s contribution to watershed pollution. Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel. Cost is $80 per person ($85 per couple) and includes one rain barrel. Pre-registration is required. • Tuesday, June 6 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Collier Twp. Community Center • Thursday, June 29 from 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Castle Shannon Library To register, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 x226.

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Save the Date! Running with Ryan 5K Race Scheduled for July 8th The Running with Ryan 5K race is a 5K run/walk to celebrate Ryan Moravec’s love for running and provides scholarships to Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold track and field athletes. Race time is 8 a.m. on July 8 at the DiVirgilio Pavilion. The race fee is $20. To guarantee a shirt, entry fee must be received by June 20, 2017. The entry fee will be $25 after June 20 and does not guarantee a shirt. A kids “fun run” will also take place for kids 7 and under after the 5K. Ryan ran more than a hundred 5K races during his career, which included track at California University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, he ranked in the top 100 nationally in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, missing qualifying for the Olympic Trials by only 20 seconds. Participants can register for the July 8 race online by visiting www.RunSignUp.com and searching “Running with Ryan” or by visiting www.RunningWithRyan.com. For more information, contact Ryan’s sister and race coordinator, Amanda Moravec DeMedio, at 724-322-5466.

Be a Tourist in Your Own City! Whitehall Library Launches Pittsburgh-Themed Experience Kits The Whitehall Public Library, in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center and its affiliates program, will host a special event titled, “Be a Tourist in Your Own City: A Pittsburgh Party,” on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. This family event will mark the launch of the library’s customized “Tourist in Your Own City” experience kits, which contain educational and recreational resources along with admission passes to destinations in and around Pittsburgh, thanks to the generosity of the History Center Affiliates Program. The “premiere party” on June 10 will celebrate all things Pittsburgh, featuring Pittsburgh-themed games, trivia, puzzles and raffles. The festivities will also involve enjoying iconic Pittsburgh treats, namely Isaly’s ice cream, Schneider’s Diary lemonade and Eat ’n’ Park smiley cookies. The program will conclude with a raffle for the chance to be the first to use the experience kits, which can be checked out using a Whitehall Public Library card – just like a regular book. The experience kits include free admission passes and information for five different locations in Pittsburgh and the greater surrounding area: Heinz History Center, McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, Cockayne Farmstead in West Virginia, Francis J. Lemoyne House in Washington County, and Vicary Mansion overlooking the Ohio River in Beaver County. There are even games and music for the car trip, all in one handy tote bag. “This program will definitely make people aware of all of the great history that Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state region have to offer. Visiting any of these sites will make you proud to call our region home,” said Robert Stakeley, History Center Affiliates Program Coordinator. “I am thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our community,” said Sarah Scott, reference librarian at Whitehall Public Library and mastermind behind the experience kits. “At our library we really try to provide unique and exciting experiences for our patrons. I am so grateful to the History Center for turning this idea into a reality.” In addition to the five “Tourist in Your Own City” experience kits, Whitehall Public Library has cultivated 14 other themed kits for circulation. So check out a kit, hop in the car and head out for the day – all you need is your library card! To register go to www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org or call 412-882-6622.


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Peters Creek Historical Society Welcomes ‘History Hounds’ as June Presenters The Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes the ‘History Hounds; of Washington, PA as their guest presenters to the June meeting. Rob Hilt and Rob Best are metal detector enthusiasts and have amassed a collection of relics, artifacts and coins circa 1700 found in the area. The public is invited to join the society and the ‘History Hounds’ for an informative and interesting evening on Monday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m., Wrights United Methodist Church social hall, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. For more information, call 724-746-3203.

This button is a War of 1812 era navel coat button found after hours of research and finding the location of the soldier’s homestead, which is now a corn field.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED IN THE MON VALLEY AREA The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA is in need of volunteer tutors in the Mon Valley area to provide free, confidential one-on-one and small group tutoring to adults who want learn English as a second language, to improve their reading skills, or obtain a GED. • Free certification/training • Day or evening tutoring sessions available • No experience necessary • Must have a college degree For more information, contact jessica@lcswpa.org or call 724-228-6188 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. To learn more, visit www.lcswpa.org.

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Hawaiian Luau Dinner Dance and Pig Roast Set for June 24th in West Mifflin Knights of Columbus of Duquesne / West Mifflin Council #4210 will host a Hawaiian luau dinner dance pig roast on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 529 Grant Avenue Extension, West Mifflin. Tickets are $20 per person in advance/$25 per person at the door. Full Hawaiian luau menu, catered by TJ’s Restaurant & Pub, includes: • Kahlua pork from a whole pig cooked on site • Pulled pork • Teriyaki chicken with pineapple • Oriental vegetables • Sweet n’ spicy Thai noodles • Tossed green & avocado & toasted almond salad with fresh citrus vinaigrette • Tropical fruit medley with various tropical fresh fruits • Tahitian punch • Pineapple Kahlua cake Complimentary beer and sodas and BYOB. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and small game of chance tickets are also featured. Boppin’ Duo: Doc Doo Wop & Ms. Shoo Bop, KFB 97.5 / 770 AM, will be playing your favorite oldies and some favorite Hawaiian songs. Prizes will be awarded for tackiest Hawaiian shirt, and there’s a hula hoop contest…guests will duel it out in pairs to see who can keep the hula hoop up the longest. For more information or questions, call George at 412-823-8011 or Tim at 412-414-4919 For tickets, you MUST RSVP by Monday, June 5 to George Wagner. Please send payment to George Wagner at 19 North Braddock Heights, North Braddock, PA, 15104. Make checks payable to K of C #4210.

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June 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— ANDREWS, Rose Ann, 92, of California, PA, died April 25. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BEAVER, Mary Jean (Hartman), 94, of South Park, died April 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BOOTAY, Patricia Elizabeth (Lehrer), 92, of Pleasant Hills, died April 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BORN-GUNNELL, Theresa, 84, of Baldwin, died April 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BOVE, Sadie (Ramey), 66, of New Eagle, died April 21. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BRUST, Louise M. “Chickie”, 84, formerly of Bethel Park, died April 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BUCKERY, Carl S. “Spike”, 55, of Fredericktown (formerly of Clairton), died April 19. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CISLAK, Louise A., 90, of New Eagle, died April 27. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. COLE, Edna Hast, 83, of Fallowfield, died May 6. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DeMOSS, Warren W., 78, of Rostraver, died April 27. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. EROLINE, Walter K., 100, of West Newton, (formerly of Jefferson Hills), died May 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FLAMENT, Loretta F. (Mangino), 87, of Monongahela, died April 16. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FLASCK, Mildred “Millie” (Sauline), 92, of South Park, died April 26. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FLISTER, William “Bill”, 63, of West Mifflin, died April 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FURNIER, Donna, 62, of Roscoe, died May 10. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. GOB, Arthur J. (aka “Big A”, “Artie”, “Big Guy”, “and “Nonno”), 79, of Bethel Park, died May 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GREENAWAY, Paul, 83, of Bethel Park, died April 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GRITZAN, Robert, 80, of Bethel Park, died April 11. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

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Recent Local Death Notices HANKOWITZ, Lawrence, 76, of Bethel Park, died April 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HARKINS, Catherine, 96, of Bethel Park, died April 8. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HICKLE, Jennie Pelini Cone, 86, of Charleroi, died May 12. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. HOFFMAN, Alan, 75, of South Fayette (formerly of Bethel Park), died April 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HOGAN, Norma Rae, 96, of North Charleroi, died April 19. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HORNYAK, Francis G., 87, of Whitehall, died April 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HUBINON, Sophia Anderson, 98, of Speers Hill, died May 5. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. JONES, Dorothy, 88, of Finleyville, died April 21. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KABALA, Ralph Bernard, 63, of Monongahela, died April 25. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. KALCHTHALER, Bernard A., 64, of Fallowfield, died May 9. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. KAMODA, Anna J., 89, of Monongahela, died May 10. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KIMBERLIN, James, 87, of Bethel Park, died April 23. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KOTUCE, Heather Lynn, 40, of West Mifflin, died April 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LASICK, Geraldine, 90, of Bethel Park, died April 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LUNDGREN, Clyde “Cheetah”, 83, of Presto (formerly of Bethel Park), died April 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. MATAFKA, Lois, 89, of North Charleroi, died April 23. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. MILLS, Helen, 95, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of Clairton), died April 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MINEO, Ciazio M. “Cia”, 24, of Jefferson Hills, died May 12. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township.

MOMICH, Helen Julia, 95, of South Park, died April 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MORRIS, Michael, 89, of Fallowfield, died April 21. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MORRIS, Therese M. (Malloy), 84, of Monongahela (Valley Inn), died April 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. OLUP, Jerome “Jerry” S., 76, of Pleasant Hills, died April 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETEK, Maryann, 90, of Finleyville (formerly of Clairton), died April 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RADVANSKY, Ida, 77, of Fallowfield, died April 27. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. REVO, Nicholas, 92, of Baldwin, died May 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROBB, Lois J. Young, 92, of Fallowfield, died April 21. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ROBERTS, Elizabeth (Tomlinson), 80, of Monongahela (Victory Hill), died April 22. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ROBERTS, Wayne A., 79, of Fallowfield, died May 11. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. RUSKAY, Bob, 85, of West Mifflin, died May 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHMIDT, John J., 65, of Upper Saint Clair, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHULTE, Maria (Ligeros), of West Mifflin, died May 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHOEMAKER, Glenn A. “Punk”, 65, of Finleyville, died April 27. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SIDICK, Margery, 83, of Bethel Park, died April 21. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SMITH, Bertha Mae, 86, of West Mifflin, died April 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SNOW, Christopher E., 42, of Elizabeth , died April 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

Local Musician Robert ‘Yogi’ Halsaver Leaves Behind Performing Legacy The car cruise community and entertainment world lost Robert (Yogi) Halsaver on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Shadyside Hospital. He lived in Hays near Holy Angels Church. He would have turned 74 years old in October 2017. Not only did he own some antique and classic cars, he won trophies for his 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. The front license read "crystal blue persuasion." He also was a business man, with a Wendy’s restaurant and a bar in West Homestead named Yogi's. The best part of his life was being a great drummer for a group called the Vibra-sonics, who record several records and received air play on a local Pittsburgh station called "Drag City" on a Sharpsburg label. The group played weekly at the Cowshed in Conneaut, Ohio and at the Cove Nightclub in Large, PA. A memorial car cruise will be scheduled for the summer with the Wax brothers (Matt and Jeff) along with the emperor of car cruises, Hugh "Babe" O’Donnell. More details are to come. SULLIVAN, Hildegarde, 89, of Bethel Park, died April 17. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. THOMPSON, Ruth J. (Slentz), 88, of South Baldwin, died May 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TORTELLA, Gerald James Sr., Baldwin Borough, died May 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WATESKA, Tara Lea (Miller), 43, of Monongahela, died April 13. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WEYGANDT, Bill H. “Pee-Wee”, 93, of New Eagle, died April 29. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WILSON, Michael Valen, 32, of West Mifflin, died April 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WINNETT, Linda Lee, 60, of Long Branch, died April 25. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. WOODWARD, Becky, 61, of Bethel Park, died April 6. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.


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South Park Board of Supervisors Recognize EMS Week West Elizabeth Town Council News By Charlotte Hopkins West Elizabeth resident Jay Atkinson was elected to run for the Town Council in the November elections. This will be his first time running for Town Council. Atkinson is originally from Jefferson Hills and is a 1981 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He and his family moved to West Elizabeth three years ago. His mother, Betty LuEgulf is also a West Elizabeth resident. Atkinson is employed by the West Jefferson Hills School District and says he is excitJay Atkinson was elected to ed at the opportunity to help his fellow West run for the position of town Elizabeth residents in any way he can. council member in the Additionally, Jefferson Hills has continued November elections. He hopes with their plans to place a sanitation plant on the to do what is best for the border of West Elizabeth and Jefferson Hills. residents and their needs. Some West Elizabeth residents expressed their unhappiness about this, and felt that their concerns were not being taken into consideration. They asked for a lid to be placed over the tank because of the smell, and Jefferson Hills has refused to agree to that. Residents also questioned why they chose the location, which is directly across from a restaurant, since they had three other locations to choose from. They were also offered a free tank, which would eliminate the need for placing one in town. In other news: • Dumpsters will be available for West Elizabeth residents to dispose of unwanted items on June 16 from 1 – 7 p.m. and on June 17 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • West Elizabeth Town Council has chosen Sable Kennel to serve as their Animal Control Officer.

Rostraver Township Announces Electronic Recycling Days Each household in Rostraver Township will be allowed to place one item out for pick-up/disposal on the date listed below which coordinates with their garbage day. For example, if a household’s garbage day is on Monday, that household will be able to place one item for pick-up on Monday, July 31, 2017 and ONLY that day. Garbage Dayand Pick-Up Disposal Days: Monday - Pick-Up Disposal Day - July 31, 2017 Tuesday-Pick-Up Disposal Day - August 8, 2017 Wednesday - Pick-Up Disposal Day - August 16, 2017 Thursday - Pick-Up Disposal Day - August 24, 2017 Friday- Pick-Up Disposal Day - September 1, 2017 Please have your one item placed curbside for pick-up by 6 a.m. on your scheduled date. Items that can be placed out for pick-up: any size TV, microwaves, printers, electric typewriters, copiers (desktop and standalone), fax/copy machines/duplicators, CPUs/towers, laptops, computer monitors-CRT & LED/LCD, peripherals (mouse, keyboards, speakers). A computer with monitor-tower-keyboard-mousespeakers may be combined to equal one item. Household hazardous waste will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

By Colette Dell On May 8 at 7 p.m., the South Park Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting to discuss multiple topics and to recognize EMS Week. Presentation of a proclamation by the Board was given in recognition of EMS Week. The EMS director, Nora Helfrich, and EMS supervisor, John Bower, from the Tri-Community South EMS, spoke and educated those in attendance about several life-saving techniques. Following the EMS presentation, the Board went into covering the meeting topics: A nuisance hearing will be scheduled for June 12 at 6:15 p.m. regarding the property located at 3114 Southern Dr., South Park, PA. Three properties for which nuisance hearings have already been held were declared to be public nuisances. The two properties on Grove Rd. and the property on Sebolt Rd. were all declared as public nuisances. The Board gave preliminary and final approval to several requests that were submitted by businesses owners and landowners in the area, which allows them to move forward with projects that required Township approval. Several non-exclusive license agreements were approved by the Board, which allows for encroachment onto sewer or utilities easements. The Board approved the capital additions that the Pleasant Hills Authority wishes to make, which are associated with the sewage treatment plant. Those plans include replacing the existing belt filter press with a new screw press, replacing the final clarifier mechanism, and repurposing the existing generator building as an administration building. Resolution No. 5-17, which supports the use of Act 89 funding to be used for the Mon Fayette Expressway, was approved. The invoice from R&B Contracting and Excavation, in the amount of $16,956, for the project identified as the Cardox Road Stormwater Improvements, was approved by the Township. The remaining balance of $23,400, will be paid with grant funding. The bids received by SHACOG on March 27 for the purchase of spring commodities, through its cooperative purchasing program, were approved and authorized for the purchase of said commodities. A reimbursement of expenses was approved for David J. Buchewicz’s attendance to the 2017 PSATS Conference. The reimbursement was in the amount of $1,191.38. Resolution No. 6-17, includes South Park in the Allegheny County Community Development Block Grant and Home Programs for three years, up to 2020. In final comments, Walter Sackinsky mentioned the Township had a successful Earth Day. There was such a turnout, that in years to come, he said they will have to find a better way to direct all the traffic.

Carroll Twp. to Write Ordinance for Medical Marijuana By Miranda Startare Carroll Township Board of Supervisors began making plans for regulation of medical marijuana in the township at the May 2 supervisors meeting. The Board requested that Solicitor Herman Bigi begin the process of drafting an ordinance that will enable township officials to monitor and regulate the production and distribution of medical marijuana in Carroll Township. Pennsylvania became the 24th U.S. state to legalize cannabis for approved medical purposes in April 2016. The state will issue licenses for the production and sale of marijuana, and the borough must be prepared to monitor the activity to ensure the safety of borough residents. In other business, the Supervisors awarded the bid for this year’s paving projects to El Grande, who offered a bid of $83,570.08, lower than two other local business’ bids.


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Jefferson Forum Polls for Community Priorities Real-time polling conducted at the 3rd Annual Jefferson Forum: Taking Action for Healthy Communities will serve to inform the decision-making process on grant-making and community initiatives by Jefferson Regional Foundation, a South Hills-based grantmaker. The recent daylong conference, held May 10 at the Crowne Plaza South, attracted a capacity crowd of 250 participants interested in improving community health in the South Hills and lower Mon Valley. Throughout the Forum, participants sent text messages by phone and saw the live polling results while selecting the top three issues on which they would be most excited to work together in the Jefferson area. They voted from a list of issues that included: diversity and inclusion, behavioral health, health equity, food access, workforce issues, and youth development.Three key capacity-building strategies also were identified, including: shared service opportunities, resident engagement, and organizational capacity development. The Jefferson Regional Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in local grants since 2014 with a focus on increasing health access and prevention, improving outcomes for children and families, and strengthening vulnerable populations and communities. In addition to live polling, other highlights of this year’s forum included: keynote speaker Gisele Fetterman, founder of the Free Store in Braddock; a Big Idea Poster Fair highlighting exemplary local projects and practices; and the real-time creation of a mural “Good Things Happening in the Jefferson Area” by Emily Marko based on ideas shared by participants. The day also featured eight highly rated workshops led by experts and local practitioners with sessions titled:

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New Eagle Council Approves LED Lighting Purchase By Miranda Startare

The 3rd Annual Jefferson Forum brought together a crowd of 250 people with a vested interest in community improvement.

Storytelling for Change, Creative Development Strategies, Understanding and Addressing Mental Health, A Creative Model for Community Impact, Strategies for Engaging Diverse Communities, Self-Care for Change Work, Building Community Engagement, and Using Technology for Results. “I am always impressed by the partnerships and projects that develop as a result of the forum,” said Mary Phan-Gruber, Jefferson Foundation Executive Director. “People continually indicate that networking is a valued opportunity at the event.” Lou Ann Jeremko, Executive Director of the Consumer Health Coalition rates the forum highly, stating, “This is truly one of the best conferences that I attend each year—the networking and commonalities are priceless.” The Jefferson Forum and Jefferson Community Collaborative are hosted by the Foundation as part of its commitment to convening and informationsharing for the well-being of its 30 target communities. For more information about grantmaking guidelines, the Jefferson Community Collaborative, and other activities of the Foundation, visit www.jeffersonrf.org or contact the Foundation at 412-267-6770.

New Eagle Borough Council approved the request to update lighting at the sewage plant garage at the May 2 council meeting. The borough currently purchases the bulbs at a cost of $180 per bulb and replaces the bulbs yearly. The LED bulbs will cost $80 per bulb and will cost less to operate. The lighting will also be brighter, according to plant representatives. Council approved the purchase of 30 bulbs at a cost of $2,400. Also at the meeting, Council announced the lease of Jimmy Rice Memorial Ballfield by Ringgold Youth Athletic Association is pending receipt of the insurance binder and specifications for a shed to be erected at the field by the association for the storage of a tractor. The field will be open to the public on non-game days, and the athletic association will maintain the field and pay utilities. In other business: • Electronic waste collection will be held at the Social Hall on June 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be a small fee for cap tube televisions. • Council accepted the resignation of BJ Tempest from the position of Working Foreman.

Construction Complete for Walton Road (Route 3021) Bridge Project in Jefferson Hills Borough Allegheny County Bridge replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership The Walton Road (Route 3021) bridge, which spans Lobbs Run in Jefferson Hills Borough, Allegheny County and has been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Allegheny County’s structurally deficient bridge list. The bridge reopened to traffic on Monday, May 22. Replacement work was performed by A. Merante Contracting, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA. The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan. This bridge is referred to as JV-440 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project. To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.

Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party to Meet on June 26th Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party (jhdemocrats@gmail.com) will be meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the community room to the right of the library at the Jefferson Hills Borough building. All volunteers are welcome to attend.

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Entertainment Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!

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724-326-4222 1933 Main Street, Allenport 2 – DJ Marty 3 – Tim Litvin 4 – Joey Papadakos 9 – Rockin Ralphie DJ/Karaoke 10 – DJ HO 11 – Tommy 16 – Karaoke Cowboy 23 – DJ Marty 24 – Ruff Creek 25 – Day One 30 – DJ Eesh 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9 p.m. Fridays – Dart Tournament 8 p.m. DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (Corner of Ginger Hill Rd and Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays - Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.

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ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 2 – Matt Tichon 7 – Chocolate Ice Cream Day 9 – Regular Joes 9 p.m. 13 – Bar Bingo 6:30 p.m. 14 – Flag Day 17 – Catchin Grooves 8 p.m. 18 – Father’s Day! 23 – Kick off to Summer Party w/ 3 Sides 8 p.m. 29 – Kickball 7 p.m.

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WSO Names Sydney Shook as Young Artist Competition Winner it brings out the good in The Washington Symphpeople and has brought me ony Orchestra recently its so much closer to my latest Young Artist Compefriends, family and others in tition winner—Sydney the community,” said Shook, of Trinity High Shook. “I do not go a day School. Shook competed without listening to music against other student musior singing because music is cians from around County truly something that I love to win this year’s $1,000 and is very important to my prize. At WSO’s “Irish Sydney Shook life.” Eyes” concert on May 6, she Outside of her musical endeavors at sang "Per la gloria d'adoravi" from the Opera "Griselda" by Giovanni Battista Trinity, Shook participates in cheerleading and is a member of the Bononcini. Shook is the first vocalist to win the Immaculate Conception Church Choir. She also dances at SKM Studio in contest. “I chose this piece because I have Washington. Prior to winning the Young Artist recently been studying it in my private lessons and it is one of my favorite Competition this year, Shook placed songs to sing because it is so powerful,” third in Washington’s Got Talent. Shook takes singing lessons with Nancy said Shook. Shook, a sophomore at Trinity High Vance Jacobs. She is the daughter of School, has been singing for three Lisa and Stan Shook of Washington, years. At Trinity, she is involved in the PA. For more information about the school musical and is a member of the WSO or the Young Artist Competition, Chamber Choir. “Music means so much to me because visit www.washsym.org.

Battle of Homestead Foundation Presents Two Steelworker-Related Events Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. - Struggles in Steel: A Story of African-American Steelworkers Film and discussion with Tony Buba, local film producer, who has chronicled the industrial racism and other hardships faced by workers in the mill towns along the Mon, like Braddock. This film is based on interviews with over 70 African American workers whose stories have never been told before. At the Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair-accessible. Sponsor: Battle of Homestead Foundation, www.battleofhomestead.org.

Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. Steelworkers Then and Now Panel Steelworkers from "Back in the Day" and current steelworkers will tell their stories of life in the mill and changes in the industry. Joel Woller, a historian, will introduce the panel and discuss the importance of collective memory, emphasizing that steelworkers in the 1930s rallied around stories of the Homestead Strike of 1892 when forming the United Steel Workers Union. At the Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair-accessible. Sponsor: Battle of Homestead Foundation, www.battleofhomestead.org.

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‘Tea for Three’ Onstage at South Park Theatre Through June 3rd By Christen M. Stroh South Park Theatre is featuring, as its second show this season, ‘Tea for Three,’ which chronicles the time that three first ladies spent in the White House – Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. Set up as a monologue-style presentation, ‘Tea for Three’ allows each woman to command the stage solo as she discusses her hopes, fears, loves, and dreams for her Pictured are, all seated, Renee Ruzzi-Kern (Pat Nixon), Allison Cahill time as first lady and beyond. (Lady Bird Johnson), and Lesa Donati The play takes audience members (Betty Ford) being served tea. through different key points in history – the Johnsons moving into the White House after President Kennedy’s assassination, the Nixons’ time in the White House during the Watergate scandal, and the Fords’ arrival in the White House after Nixon’s resignation. Importantly, the signs of the time change just as much, with audiences aware of how the role of first lady shifts over the years to allow for her to become much more involved in White House goings-on. Starring Allison Cahill (Lady Bird Johnson), Renee Ruzzi-Kern (Pat Nixon), and Lesa Donati (Betty Ford), the play is directed by Allison M. Wealand, with Andrea Carriker taking on the role of stage manager. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. ‘Tea for Three’ runs through June 3. Call the box office to make your reservations today at 412-831-8552.

June Jamboree and Free Summer Movie Planned at Crossroads Ministries for June 16th On June 16, an exciting family event – June Jamboree – will take place at Crossroads Ministries. Beginning at 6 p.m. on the Crossroads campus, there will be activities for all ages such as live music; bounce houses; carnival style games; concessions; and more. Then, a family-friendly movie, “Sing,” will follow at sundown, approximately 9 p.m. Come, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the movie on our 30-foot screen outside on the lawn at Crossroads Ministries. Dollar concessions will be available. Crossroads Ministries is located in Finleyville, one mile south of Trax Farms, overlooking Route 88. Check out our website at www.crsmin.com for further information.


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SPORTS Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon Named Kraft Hockeyville USA Winner Kraft Heinz recently announced that The Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, was the winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017. After weeks of online voting, Belle Vernon demonstrated unrivaled enthusiasm and pride, and proved they are the most passionate hockey community in America. The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA contest, now in its third year of partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is awarding $150,000 in arena upgrades to The Rostraver Ice Garden and the opportunity to host an NHL® pre-season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and St. Louis Blues® televised live on NBCSN. The Rostraver Ice Garden, which first opened in 1965 and hosted the Penguins training camp in the 1970s, had its roof collapse nearly seven years ago because of heavy snow. The collapse caused damage to nearly 1/3 of the structure and the rink has been in need of renovations ever since. After being awarded Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017, The Rostraver Ice Garden plans to use the prize money for a number of projects, including purchasing a

compressor, floor matting in the lobby, pipes and LED lighting. "After tallying millions of votes, we're thrilled to name Belle Vernon as Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017," said Nina Barton, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Heinz. "When we brought Kraft Hockeyville to the U.S. three years ago, we set out to help improve local rinks and unite hockey communities across the country under a common interest, passion and sense of pride. Johnstown and Marquette have been excellent stewards of that purpose, and we can't wait to see how Belle Vernon brings their new title to life." Belle Vernon was just one of the more than 1,300 communities across the country - accounting for nearly 73% of rinks nationwide - that submitted stories demonstrating their community's passion for hockey. The runnerup, Bloomington Ice Garden, Bloomington, Minnesota, will receive $75,000. "Each year, Kraft Hockeyville™ USA puts a spotlight on the importance of local ice rinks to communities all across the country," NHL Chief Brand Officer and Executive Vice President Brian Jennings said.

Youth Field Day Planned at Rostraver Sportsmen’s Club Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation Association, 559 Cedar Creek Road, Belle Vernon, is holding a Youth Day on June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for kids ages 8-15. This is a hands-on event with outdoor activities - please dress appropriately for the weather. Lunch and snacks will be provided.Field days introduce participants to outdoor sports such as archery, trapping, and hunting through closely supervised hands-on activities. An adult must accompany all youth participants and can accompany more than one youth. Please ensure that your child meets the age requirements of the specific event that you are registering for, as each event is different. For more information, call 724-872-4399. To register, visit www.register-ed.com then select the state (PA). This event can be found in ‘events’ listed under ‘Field Days.’

Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Names Senior High Scholar-Athletes On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will honor area senior scholar athletes during its 24th annual induction banquet at St. Spyridon Hellenic Center, 1205 Grand Blvd Monessen at 5:30 p.m. Honoring the Mon Valley’s best and brightest in sports and in the classroom has been an integral part of the Sports Hall of Fame since 1995. Area students are selected by Mon Valley athletic directors and high school principals and are recognized at the banquet for their academic and athletic accomplishments. The Sports Hall of Fame Committee awards a certificate of merit reflecting personal dedication to achieving the highest standards of excellence as a scholar and in sportsmanship. This prestigious event bonds generations of area athletes by bringing together the past generation of Hall of Fame recipients with the present generation of athletes. This is ceremoniously represented in the seating arrangement in which the scholar athletes sit on a tier below the Hall of Fame inductees, challenging the students to achieve a goal that Hall of Fame personalities have accomplished. The first student scholar athlete to reach Hall of Fame status was Gina Naccarato. Ms. Naccarato was recognized as a student school athlete in 1996 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. The 2017 student scholar athlete recipients are: •Belle Vernon Area High School:

Tyler Seliga and Sophia Yantko • Bentworth High School: Josh Hughes and Autumn Zgorliski • Brownsville Area High School: Jared Gaddis and Alexandria Seto • California Area High School: Nathaniel Luketich and Jenna Miller • Charleroi Area High School: Carter Riskey and Jessica Day • Elizabeth Forward High School: Ryan Lee and Madison Ambler • Monessen High School: Justice Rice and Victoria Cooper • Ringgold High School: Dalton Holt and Olivia Warner • Yough High School: Jack Cleary and Olivia Miller Monessen High School senior basketball captains and Coach Joe Salvino will be recognized with the Achievement award for winning this year’s WPIAL Class A basketball championship (21-8), sixth in the school’s history under Salvino. In addition to honoring the area’s finest scholar athletes, the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members: Don Bartolomucci, Philip Hughes, Joseph Margoneri, Scott Nedrow, Daryle Ruby, and Joe Salvino. The recipient of this year’s Hall of Fame appreciation award, Dennis Stitch, is the longtime Chairman of the Sports Hall of Famer Board of Directors. For ticket availability, email stephenrussell1106@comcast.net or call 724-2583823.

Dodgeball Tournament Planned at NBV Community Outdoor Facility for June 10th A dodgeball tournament is scheduled at the NBV community outdoor facility for Saturday, June 10. There will be five-person teams at $50 per team ($10 per person) with a guarantee of three games per team. Open to all ages. For more info, please contact the NBV Community Bank Facebook page or call 724-9292749. We are looking for kids from high school and college and up and adults and seniors; we’re also seeking volunteers for the day for support and help.


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Toast To Our Stars of North Charleroi Holds 67th Annual Achievement Awards Banquet

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Guest speaker Andrew Stockey, third from left, poses with this year’s Toast To Our Stars of North Charleroi banquet honorees. From left are outstanding athlete Caleb Carson, TTOS secretary/treasurer Joe Wiehl, Jr., and outstanding athlete Brian Burgess.

The Toast To Our Stars of North Charleroi recently hosted its 67th Annual Achievement Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 30 at the Charleroi Elks. The annual event recognizes and promotes the participation, achievements, and successes of high school students from the community in academics, arts and athletics. This year’s featured guest speaker was Andrew Stockey, news anchor and sports director of WTAE-TV and wtae.com. He is part of Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 team that won best large market newscast from the Pennsylvania Associated Press multiple times. Mr. Stockey has won an Emmy Award for a special program about Race for the Cure, as well as Edward R. Murrow and Golden Quill awards for his sports broadcasting. He was also recognized by the Pennsylvania Associated Press in 2005 and 2014 for best sportscast and best sports play-byplay. This year’s list of honorees included: FRESHMAN • Emma Valla - Volleyball SOPHOMORES • Liz Muchesko - Band; Ian Williams - Football JUNIORS • Sean Kwasney - Soccer & Track; Katelyn Valla - Volleyball; Hannah McCurdy - Track; Ezra Guty Basketball SENIORS • Chad Melenyzer - Soccer; Jesse Andrechak - Baseball; Adam Ulens -

Golf; Kalee Hughes - Cheerleading; Jacob Comer - Basketball; Rebecca Nuzzo - Volleyball & Band; Dremar Everette - Football & Basketball In addition to the 14 honorees recognized for their participation in arts and athletics, two athletes were selected as this year’s outstanding athletes: • Caleb Carson – Soccer - AllSection Team and All-WPIAL Team • Brian Burgess – Football - AllConference Team, 2nd Team All-State, 2A All WesternPAFootball.net Team & PSFCA East/West All-Star Game The afternoon events also included the presentation of scholarships and stipends to the following graduating students: • Jesse Andrechak – John Buberniak Memorial Scholarship and Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award • Kalee Hughes – Richard “Frenchy” Pireaux Citizenship Award and Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award • Brian Burgess – Dorothy & Emil Hyk Memorial Scholarship The final award of the afternoon went to Toast To Our Stars secretary/treasurer Joe Wiehl, Jr., who received special recognition from the TTOS Committee for his 53 years of dedicated service to the organization. The TTOS also announced that it will be hosting its 7th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Riverview Golf Course in Bunola, PA (near Elizabeth). Information, registration and tee sponsorship opportunities are available at toasttoourstars.org.

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Business & Merchant News Baldwin Graduate Lands Position with iHeartMedia, Inc. Baldwin native Haley Olah, a graduate of Baldwin High School, landed a full-time position – before graduating – as a marketing and promotions assistant for iHeartMedia, Inc. Olah graduated on April 29 with a Haley Olah Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park University in Pittsburgh She is the daughter of Michelle and Douglas Olah of Baldwin.

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Jennifer Bibb Receives Women’s Business Network’s 2017 Woman of the Year Award Jennifer Bibb, of Mount Lebanon, was the recipient of the Women’s Business Network Inc. (WBN) 2017 Woman of the Year Award. This honor is awarded to one member annually and recognizes the individual who has best demonstrated excellence and leadership in her business or profession and in her service to the community and to WBN. Ms. Bibb is the Banking Center Manager of WesBanco Bank in Mt. Lebanon. Jennifer works closely with her clients to build strong relationships with those in her community. Her strong lending background has enabled her to help her clients achieve their financial goals through refinancing, conJennifer Bibb solidation, and obtaining new credit. She has been recognized with several honors for exceeding loan production goals. She also works with schools, groups of families and children to educate them on the importance of managing their finances. In addition to being a member of the Mt. Lebanon chapter of WBN, Jennifer also serves on the organization’s Board of Directors as the past president. She also serves as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations including Dress for Success, Junior Achievement, Strong Women Strong Girls, Career Development Center, South Hills Interfaith Ministries and Kids’ Club at Mentor Road Bible Church. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys golfing, reading, and playing and attending sporting events. Women's Business Network was founded in 1989 and has over 400 members in 23 chapters located across Southwestern Pennsylvania. WBN's mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.

WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK RELEASES JUNE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit www.wbninc.com for more information. Local area meetings will be held as follows: The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, June 7 and 21. Contact Cherie Pikelis at 412-594-7553. The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn - The Meadows, 255 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, June 14 and 28. Contact Priscilla Pfanstiel-Robinson at 412-9162914. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread - Galleria, 150 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, June 13 and 27. Contact Barbara DeJohn at 412-600-5483. The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, June 1 and 15. Contact Roemary Willis at 412-736-3445.


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Bethel Park Chamber Hosts New Municipal Leadership Shawn G. Arbaugh, new municipal manager, will be sharing the new changes that are taking place in the community. Join Chamber members at Al’s Café on June 7, 2017. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12 p.m. For information or to make a reservation, call 412-595-8361 or email admin@bpchamber.org.

Leadership Summit Scheduled at Cool Springs The Bethel Park Chamber will be hosting a leadership summit on July 12, 2017 at Cool Springs. Invitations have gone out inviting community leaders from Bethel Park, South Park and Castle Shannon to join a community roundtable. Under discussion will be “Reframing our Communities” and creating partnerships that move us forward. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. with lunch. For more information, call 412-595-8361 or email admin@bpchamber.org.

Welcome, New Members! DeLallo’s Restaurant Redford Photography Sail Mortgage

Special Thanks… Thanks for the great Steelers-colored custom-made corn hole game donated from Brookside Lumber for our Monte Carlo, and for the accompanying bean bags from Linda Rusch. We want to thank Spencer Family YMCA for their sponsorship of the Healthy Living Expo in April. We also appreciate the Bethel Park Masonic Hall #761 for providing us with the use of their facility. We want to acknowledge the vendors who participated: Anytime Fitness- Bethel Park Complete Chiropractic of South Hills Freedom Home Cares Jazzercize

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K. Flowers Designs S & A Community Garden MediConnect Motion In Action LLC New York Life Reverse Aging

2017 Readers’ Choice Award Regional Awards Awards go to: Don’s Appliances Bethel Bakery Baptist Home Visionary Federal Credit Union MedExpress Bill Flinn Insurance Agency DeLallo’s Restaurant For local Bethel Park, Castle Shannon and South Park-specific award listings, go to TRIB Total Media Southwest Edition and locate the ‘Readers’ Choice 2017 Awards’ section. ConGRADulations, Graduates! Bethel Park Graduation June 17, 2017 South Park Graduation June 9, 2017

Kentucky Derby Monte Carlo A Great Success Thanks go out to the committee, chaired by Kim Davidovich! Committee members include Denise Ellsworth, Denise Galloni, Jeff Becker, Eileen Hess and Linda Rusch. A special thank you also goes out to Jessie for always joining us and being our best promoter of event activities! It was a great evening! Chez Anthony and Cool Springs always does a great job in making the evening special. The prizes, winners, and basket displays are on Facebook. We thank everyone who made it a great success!

Seeking 22 New Members Since January Eileen, membership chair, is leading the charge with 16 new members! Watch for our leadership summit details and date coming soon!


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MACC Holds Ribbon Cutting for BX Studio

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) recently held a ribbon cutting for BX Studio, opened and operated by Mandee Kozar. The modern day hair and makeup salon studio is now open on Second Street in Monongahela. Specializing in creative color and special event hair and makeup, the staff at BX Studio continues to receive up-to-date education to keep up with the latest industry trends. Call today to schedule your appointment at 412-877-0160, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebeautyxpert.

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Newly opened in Charleroi is Inspired to Heal, which is owned by Diana Smith, licensed massage therapist. Diana offers appointments for massage therapy, psychic readings and workshops. A variety of massage is available for pain management or relaxation. Information about services, packages, gift certificates and home parties can be found online at Inspiredtoheal.massagetherapy.com or on Facebook at Inspired to Heal. Hours are by appointment only. Inspired to Heal is located at 1 Twilight Hollow Rd. in Charleroi. Questions or appointments? Find Inspire to Heal online or call 412-400-8508


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VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER JUNE EVENTS Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in June: June 8 Lunch: 12 p.m. A representative from Caring Missions and several other agencies will be hosting ‘Picnic at Peters Woods Park,’ Shelter 4. A great time is planned with great food and Chinese auction, and 50/50 tickets will be available at the park. Price: 3 tickets for $2. June 22 Lunch: 12 p.m. Very special musical program starring “Carmen,” a student of music. Don’t miss his performance! All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for June: Eileen Higbee and Jim O’Bringer Anniversaries: James and Irene Martin, Gary and Donna Stillaman

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT SENIOR EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER SENIOR PICNICS Picnics are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Grilled hotdogs or hamburgers are provided. Day: June 14 – Tom Lamb (musician) Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Shelter 1 in Peterswood Park *NEW* SENIOR SERIES Enjoy the morning with us the last Thursday of the month at the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park! These unique opportunities are free for seniors and will include light breakfast options. Sponsored by: South Hills Community Connect. Sign-up for these event by calling (724)942-5000. Please bring your own lawn chair. • June 29 “Senior Social: Chalk, Talk & Coffee” (Chalk Art) • July 27 “Summer Garden Party” (Storyteller Kim Adley) • August 24 “The Beatles & Bagels” (Musician)


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JUNE NEWS FROM WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS West Newton Center for Active Adults, 109 W. Main St., West Newton, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a full beauty shop on premises. Call and ask for Judy: 724-872-4976. We offer daily cards, Wednesday bingo, pool, Wii bowling, and lunch for a donation of $2 for people over 60 and $3.33 for those under 60 (your order must be in by Tuesday each week to Lisa Marchetti, manager). Sail exercise program - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Build strength and balance to keep you strong and active and living independently. June 2 - Lunch and a show. $5. Engleburg Humperdink impersonator. Breaded fish, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, dessert, drink. Donation of $2 for lunch. June 4 – Purse Bash, 1 to 4 p.m. $30. Lularoe, cash, and designer purses; only 100 tickets being sold. June 7 and 14 - Free Zumba, 7 to 8 p.m. June 12 and June 29 - Lunch and a bus trip. Join us for lunch as 11:45 a.m. at the center and then board a 20-passenger bus for Lady Luck Casino. Cost: $10 to use for food or gift shop plus $25 free play. Call 724-872-4976 to make reservations. June19 - Lunch and a show. $5. Connie Francis impersonator. June 21 - Openings available on our one day-bus trip to Mountaineer Casino. $25. June 30 - Farmers’ market vouchers, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more events scheduled for the summer and early fall, contact the center at 724-872-4976.

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Center on the Hill, 100 Summit Road, Belle Vernon, can be reached at 724-930-8512. Below are their June events: Every Monday - Euchre at 1 p.m., Canasta at 11 a.m. Every Tuesday - Euchre at 6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday - Bible study at 10 a.m., jam session at 1 p.m. Every Thursday - Wii bowling at 9 a.m., bingo at 10 a.m., pinochle at 12:45p.m. Every Friday - 500 bid at 12:45 Every Day - Stationary bike and elliptical machine available every day. We offer lunch daily at noon; call by 12:45 p.m. the day before for reservations. Thursday, June 1, we will be having breakfast bowling and bingo. Cost is $5. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Bingo packets will be $6 for the first packet. Please call the center at 724-930-8512 if you would like to attend. Thursday, June 8, please join us for our afternoon bingo beginning at 1p.m. Packets including 12 games are $7 each and additional packets may be purchased for an additional $3. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. Blood pressures will be taken at our center on Wednesday, June7 by Amedisys and on Wednesday, June 21 by Lisa Fisher from OSPTA. Amedisys will be at our center on June 7 to talk about living with COPD at 11:30 a.m. Center on the Hill will be hosting bingo this year at the Senior Games on June 20. The bingo will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JUNE HAPPENINGS AT THE CLAIRTON AREA AARP Clairton Area AARP #1612 will install officers for 2017- 2019 at their luncheon on Wednesday, June 28 at South Hills Country Club. Call Donna at 412384-7894 for price and menu choices. Entertainment is provided by local singer Brian Mahan. A June bus trip is planned for Jennerstown, PA with dinner at the Green Gables Restaurant followed by the performance of ‘Church Basement Ladies and the ‘The Last Potluck Supper’ at the Mountain Playhouse. Get all the news at a glance by requesting a copy of our newsletter. Call Kathy at 412-854-0594.

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Senior Citizen Bingo Scheduled in Monongahela Bingo will held at the Monongahela Fire Hall (across the street from Rite-Aid) every Tuesday and Saturday in June from 1 - 4 p.m. This is for senior citizens, so come out and play beginning on June 3, the first Saturday in June!


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YOUR HEALTH MVH Nurse Gay Jannotta Named 2017 Cameos of Caring® Awardee Each year, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) honors its nurses in early May to coincide with both National Nurses Week and the birthday of Florence Nightingale — the founder of modern nursing. MVH hosted a nurse appreciation breakfast on May 11 to celebrate and thank its nurses. On her 36-year-to-theday anniversary at MVH, Gay Jannotta of the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), was named the recipient of the 2017 Cameos of Caring® Award by Senior Vice President of Nursing Mary Lou Murt. Accepting the award to a standing ovation, Mrs. Jannotta thanked MVH, saying, “My co-workers and the hospital have been really good to me.” She continued, “We are just ordinary people, trying to do extraordinary things.” Mrs. Jannotta finds the most satisfying aspect of her nursing career is the teamwork that occurs when providing care to critically ill patients. Among her many strengths is the ability to help patients and their families who are confused, anxious and frightened to navigate the unfamiliar health care system. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, the prestigious Cameos of Caring® Award recognizes nurses who demonstrate excellence in nursing care, serve as advocates for patients and families and embody the essence of the nursing profession. Gay Jannotta will represent Monongahela Valley Hospital at the 19th Annual Cameos of Caring Awards Gala on Lawrence Convention Center.

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The 2017 MVH Cameos of Caring nominees are (front row, l - r):Georgette Fergusson, RN; Amanda Turnbull, RN; Bonnie Luft, RN; Wanittia Anderson, RN; 2017 Cameos of Caring Awardee, Gay Jannotta, RN; Holly Giordano, RN; and Rebekah Lonce, RN and (back row, l - r): Robert Reiland, RN; Aaron Sutch, RN; Ryan Wilson, RN; Ashley Monack, RN; Eryn Thomas, RN; and Susan Gavaghan, RN.

Welcoming New Patients MVH Cameos of Caring Awardee Gay Jannotta and Senior Vice President of Nursing Mary Lou Murt.

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Grief and Loss Dinner and Seminar Scheduled for June 16th Canonsburg Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, will host a grief and loss dinner open to the public in the McNary Center of Canonsburg Hospital on June 16 at 6 p.m. Sharing a meal with someone who understands the loss of a loved one can be of great benefit. Many times, family members have difficulty talking with each other. These dinners offer a safe place to share your feelings. To make reservations for this event, please call 724-745-6100 Ext 4118. If you would like to bring a covered dish, there would be no charge; however, if you’d like to attend but do not want to prepare a dish, we will provide for the dinner and charge $8 for the meal.

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Naoni’s Children Cancer Support Group Meets Twice a Month in Monongahela

MVH Is Recognized as One of America’s Best Stroke Centers

The Naoni's Children cancer support group meets the second Friday and the last Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Hidden Treasures store in Monongahela, where we hope to be able to talk, laugh, share, connect, love, care, listen, support, pray, and learn to help others live with a "new normal." Melissa Cherry This support group, sponsored by Terri Nath The Church of Jesus Christ, has been set up by Terri Nath and Melissa Cherry, both cancer survivors, nurses, and deaconesses to help those suffering with cancer of any age and their caretakers. The second Friday meetings will have different group activities, and at last Friday meetings, we discuss problems those may have and will discuss different topics concerning cancer. We have a project called "The Tie That Binds," where we and many volunteers around the area make no-sew fleece blankets that we take monthly to the cancer patients at Mon Valley Hospital receiving chemo. We also provide port-pillows for those who have ports to use on their seat belts. Additionally, there is a private Facebook page you can join. It's called ‘cancer support group Naoni's Children.’ You must be accepted by us so that it can remain a positive, private site. Soliciting or negative comments are not permitted. We hope to be a help and support system to you during the greatest fight of your life. All are welcome to our meetings, and we hope to see you there. If you have any questions, call Terri at 412-266-2043.

For the second consecutive year, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that MVH is in the top seven percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five women in the United States will have a stroke in her lifetime. Nearly 60 percent of stroke deaths are in women, and stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Most alarming, the percentage of strokes in women under age 45 is increasing, with studies showing these women are more likely to be misdiagnosed. “Timely diagnosis and effective care are critical to preventing disability and improving chances of recovery,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Our award educates women about where they and their loved ones have the best chance to return to a full life following a stroke.” A stroke center must be certified by The Joint Commission Stroke Certification Program as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and/or Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center to be considered for the award. It is the only award recognizing excellence in stroke care based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The methodology used to select MVH as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers is unique in that it evaluates 30-day stroke mortality and readmission rates and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. Hospitals must also score in the top 80 percent of all hospitals in the following areas: Percent of patients receiving Head CT scan results within 45 minutes Percent of patients receiving thrombolytic therapy Percent of patients receiving stroke education The Women’s Choice Award is yet additional recognition for the quality of stroke care offered at Monongahela Valley Hospital. MVH previously earned The Joint Commission’s Certification for Primary Care Stroke Center and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Announces 2016 Protin Award Recipient John Keys, audio/visual specialist, was awarded the 2017 Edward J. Protin Memorial Award during Monongahela Valley Hospital’s annual Service Recognition event on May 9. The award is one of the Hospital’s highest honors. It is given to an employee who has 10 or more years of service to MVH, exhibits significant contributions to the health system over and above what is required and demonstrates qualities of leadership, loyalty, compassion and empathy. The 2016 The 2016 Protin Protin Award recipient, Lynda Nester, executive director of Award recipient, MVH’s Community Care Network, presented the award to Lynda Nester, conMr. Keys. gratulates John “Often when someone needs something done, John Keys is Keys, the 2017 the ‘go to’ person,” said Ms. Nester. “He is a very talented awardee, MVH’s Annual Service designer who can take any abstract concept and transform it Awards Celebration. into a beautiful work of art or effective marketing piece. Everyone in the hospital knows we can pick up the phone at any time and John will respond to our requests and have it them done immediately.” In accepting the award, Mr. Keys said, “Thank you, all. This is truly an honor and I am humbled by this recognition. I was taught by my grandfather to give 110 percent and absolutely no less. I try my best every day at Mon Valley Hospital.”


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL JUNE 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). Monday, June 5 — Look Good Feel Better® 1 – 3 p.m., ECC. The American Cancer Society designed this program for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Presenters will provide specific treatment techniques to help ladies look their best while undergoing treatment. All who register more than five days prior to the event will receive a makeup package valued at $200. To register, call 1-800-227-2345. Monday, June 5, 12 and 26 — Learn To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes ECC. This education program is designed to help you learn to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes prevention program is a support group that meets weekly for six months. Upon completion, the support group will meet monthly over the next six months. For more information, call 724-2581483. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 6, 7 and 8 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-2581483. Wednesday, June 7 and Friday, June 16 — Nar-Anon Family Group 6 - 7 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. As a Twelve-Step program, the group offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope. The NarAnon program is based on a set of spiritual principles and has no affiliation with any denomination. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412-5124718.

Friday, June 9 — Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC and outside Central Plaza. The Auxiliary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc. sponsors this ever-popular summer kick-off event. A delicious menu can be enjoyed in the comfort of the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Strawberry plants, home baked goods and crafts are a few of the items for sale. Free parking is available. For more information, call 724-258-1167. Monday, June 12 and 26 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-268-1144. Wednesday, June 13 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, June 13 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Thursday, June 15 — Diabetes Support Group 2 - 4 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Room 120. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-2581483. Thursday, June 15 — Ostomy Support Group 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends.

The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. Friday, June 16 — MVH Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724-2581282 or visit redcrosslife.org. Tuesday, June 20 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 4 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 20, 21 and 22 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-2581483. Tuesday, June 20 — Innovations in Thyroid Disease 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with thyroid disease. Are you tired or cold all the time? Could you be hypothyroid? What is hyperthyroid? Join endocrinologist Alexander Tal, M.D., when he discusses the symptoms of thyroid disease and learn how it is treated.

Wednesday, June 28 — Oncology Symposium Registration/breakfast 7:30 a.m. Program 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. As part of MVH’s continuing education program for medical professionals, the hospital is hosting its Annual Oncology Symposium. Physicians will receive 4.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours and nurses will receive 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending. Featured topics on Gastric Cancer Surgery, Lung Immunotherapy, Multiple Myeloma, Biosimilars: a new class of Biologics and OPTUNE: Increasing survival for patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) will be presented by national oncology experts. The education program is also open to the public and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 724-258-1750. Thursday, June 29 — Stroke Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the daily challenges and struggles they face dealing with strokes and their aftereffects. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455. Thursday, June 29 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people wanting to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724258-1333.


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School News...School News TJHS Interact Club Presents $1,000 Check to ShelterBox USA The Thomas Jefferson High School Interact Club members presented a $1,000 check to ShelterBox Ambassadors Tom and Marie Grant. ShelterBox is an international, disaster-relief organization that provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. TJ high school students raised $,1000 for ShelterBox by filling up water bottles with dimes ($100 in each bottle) and sponsoring faculty dress down days on Fridays. A special check presentation was held in the high school auditorium on Thursday, May 4, 2017 with the high school students, members of the Pleasant Hills Rotary Club and ShelterBox in attendance. Tom and Marie Grant of ShelterBox presented the Interact Club with a donor pennant and spoke about their organization and mission. The students also had the opportunity to see an actual ShelterBox and its supplies. The TJHS Interact Club is sponsored by the Pleasant Hills Rotary Club and their members also contributed to this worthy cause.

WJHSD Students Selected as Finalists in PBS Kids Writers Contest Caraline Sommer, fifth grade student at Gill Hall Elementary, and Isabelle Ciletti, third grade student at Jefferson Elementary, have been named as finalists in the 2017 PBS Kids Writers Contest! Caraline and Isabelle are two of only 26 finalists chosen from more than 1,000 stories received from throughout Caraline Sommer Isabelle Ciletti Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Delaware in this year's contest for students in grades K-5. All finalists’ stories will be available to read and listen to via WQED’s Writers Contest page at www.writeonkids.org. Congratulations and good luck, Caraline and Isabelle!

Thomas Jefferson High School Students Raise over $6,300 for THON The TJHS MiniTHON, organized by Student Council, was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the TJHS gymnasium. It was a wonderful day filled with lots of fun and activities for families of all ages. The 12-hour dance marathon raised $ 6328.02 for the Four Diamonds Fund, which assists pediatric cancer victims and their families at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Gill Hall Student Wins National Children's Dental Health Month Poster Contest Gill Hall Elementary School third grade student Caleb Nemchek has been named the 1st place prize winner in the National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) poster contest for the state of Pennsylvania. Caleb received a $500 check with his poster customframed and presented to him at Gill Hall Elementary during a special assembly held on Friday, May 12, 2017. In addition, Gill Hall Elementary and Caleb's teacher, Katie Palmer, also received prizes of $250 each for taking first place honors in PDA’s contest. Caleb’s winning poster reminded everyone that you can fight cavities with a simple oral health routine including brushing twice a day and flossing daily. The theme for his poster (“Game Over for Cavities!”) was inspired by a Pac-Man game, showing “Pac-Cav” being chased by the ghosts of flossing, brushing and dental visits.The winning posters were selected from nearly 125 clever, welldesigned entries submitted to the PDA central office for judging. The contest was open to third grade students in any Pennsylvania public, private or charter school. More than 1,500 schools were contacted for participation. The NCDHM poster contest is an event to conclude a month-long celebration known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month in February. Congratulations, Caleb!


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Mon Valley YMCA Preschool Graduates Look Towards the Future

The class of 2017 and future class of 2030

By Paul Chasko On May 15, a graduation ceremony took place at the Mon Valley YMCA allpurpose room. Thirteen students enrolled in the Mon Valley YMCA Child Learning Center received their diplomas. The graduates in Mrs. Scheponik and Ms. Nancy’s class averaged five years of age, which will put them in the high school senior class of 2030. Still, 13 preschool students nervously collected their diplomas in caps and gowns as they told the audience what they wanted to be when “grown up.” Their responses varied from “a scientist” to an “ice cream truck driver.” One little girl wants to travel to Paris and become an artist. Another graduate thought about her future for about a minute and decided she wanted to “go to Paris, too.” The graduates are:

- Bentley Barksite - Rosie Branch - Capri Cox - Cohen Greenblatt - Kelsie Hazelton - Leila Martinez - Danyka Nakutis - Antonio Opalko - Lucas Palfrey - Stephen Rura - Kaydon Snyder - Lilly Tuttle - Arabella Wilson The graduates entertained parents, grandparents and friends in the audience with a few songs and “finger plays,” but the highlight of the afternoon was a slide show featuring the students taking part in all the activities and field trips that occurred during the school year. They got a real kick recalling all the fun activities with their fellow students. Their program was followed by a light lunch.

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Thomas Jefferson High School Students Earn ‘Top of the Shop’ Awards at Steel Center for Career & Technical Education Congratulations to the following TJHS students for earning the ‘Top of the Shop’ Award for the 2nd semester at Steel Center for Career and Technical Education! • Jarod Fullard, Senior Welding •Dominic Martino, Sophomore - Heating, Air Dominic Martino Conditioning & Refrigeration The students were honored at an awards ceremony held on May 10, 2017.

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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.)

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St. Elizabeth Elementary School Now Accepting Registrations for 2017-2018 School Year

Who received the 2017 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award?

St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills is accepting registrations for kindergarten (half-day and full-day) and grades 1-8. Before- and after-school care is available. Saint Elizabeth also offers full-day 4-year-old preschool five days a week! Parents can choose from the following options: 3 days (MWF), half or fullday or 5 days, half or full-day. We are also accepting registrations for 3-year-old preschool, which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. If you would like to get more information about our nurturing, hands-on, fun learning environment, please call the school office at 412- 881-2958 or email slydon@st-elizabeth.org. We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

What is the name of the play performing at the South Park Theatre?

When does the Monongahela Farmers Market open?

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 May Pizza Puzzler contest!

Lilly Petronka - Bentleyville • Janice Ingram - Monongahela


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Ringgold Elementary School North Holds Annual Science Fair Ringgold Elementary School North held its annual PTA-sponsored Science Fair this past spring for grades 3, 4, and 5. The Science Fair was made mandatory for 5th grade this year, but it was optional for the 3rd and 4th graders. The 5th grade worked in teams of 3 or 4 students, 5th Grade Science Fair Winners: (back row, from left): and the 3rd and 4th graders Hayden Brennfleck, Dominick Prentice, Cassidy Kunkel, could work in groups of no more than 2 students. Rylee Bonner, Jossalyn Agostoni, Daniella Vecchio, Tanner Shawl, Ashley Robison, Jayden Fox, and Mackenzie There were 23 team projGrooms(front row, from left): Trinity McIntyre, ects submitted by 5th grade Alexis Malone, Sarah Orrick, Kayla Franks, and 15 individual/ group Maddox Sukel, Kaybella Latorre, Erik Price, Sam Rice, Elizzabeth Wilson, and Grace Mucci projects submitted by 3th and 4th grade students. The judging was performed by Ringgold High School seniors Lauren Niziol, Lauren Suppo, and Megan Williams for 3rd and 4th grades and Noah Trunzo, Drew Hrycko and Rachel Guarnoni for 5th grade. All of the judges are enrolled in advanced placement biology and/or organic chemistry classes at RHS. Special thanks to RESN faculty and 3th Grade Science Fair Winners: (from administrative staff that helped to make left) Alexandria Lassige, Karina Frohman, the science fairs such great successes. Cecile Lytle, and Connor Fausnaught 3RD GRADE WINNERS AND PROJECTS: 1st Place - Connor Fausnaught: “What Drink Has the Most Acid?” 2nd Place (tie) Cecile Lytle: “Hot or Cold” Karina Frohman: “Bubble Blowout” 3rd Place - Alexandria Lassige: “Electromagnet” 4TH GRADE WINNERS AND 4th Grade Science Fair Winners: (from PROJECTS: left) Sarah McIntosh, Oliver Pucel, Cody 1st Place - Tony Smida: “Don’t Be Scheponik, Tony Smida, and Noah Shocked by Your Electric Bill, Choose Kotecki (missing from photo) the Right Light” 3rd Place - “Plants” 2nd Place - Noah Kotecki: “Fastest Kaybella Latorre, Kayla Franks Way to Cool a Soda” Maddox Sukel, Erik Price 3rd Place (tie)- Sarah McIntosh: 4th Place - “What Lays Chip is the “Doodle Bot”Cody Scheponik and Greasiest?” Oliver Pucel: “Mouth Bacteria” Grace Mucci, Jayden Fox 5TH GRADE PROJECTS AND Mackenzie Grooms, Elizabeth Wilson WINNERS: 5th Place - “Lollipop Liquids” 1st Place - “Which Cheese Trinity McIntyre, Dominick Prentice Molds the Fastest?” Alexis Malone, Hayden Brennfleck Rylee Bonner, Cassidy Kunkel Passes to the Carnegie Science Center Sarah Orrick, Jossalyn Agostoni were awarded to the first place winners. 2nd Place - “What’s the Fastest Congratulations to those students who Way to Cool Soda?” won and to all of the participants for a Ashley Robison, Tanner Shawl job well done! Sam Rice, Daniella Vecchio

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Friends of Flight 93 Offer Extraordinary Opportunity to Elizabeth Forward Middle School By Michelle Taylor On Tuesday May 9, the 8th graders at Elizabeth Forward Middle School got ready to travel to Somerset to learn about a very important part of our nation’s history. Brooke Neel, the director assistant for Friends of Flight 93, selected the Elizabeth Forward 8th grade students and teachers to attend a newly introduced educational program offered by the Memorial Committee. The directors from the Friends of Flight 93 offered a grant to the school to pay for the cost of the field trip. Friends of Flight 93 collaborated with the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities and each student was given a souvenir water bottle and a free ticket to a September home Pirates baseball game at PNC Park. At this game, the students will be recognized for their participation in the education program to the Flight 93 Memorial. The students where taken on tour by

one of the tour guides and saw where the plane crashed, which was represented by a large boulder and parts of the plane that was left after the crash. They walked around the museum and saw the wall that commemorated each person that was on the plane. "The one thing that stands out the most to me is how many people died in the crash. That just makes me emotional and I feel sorry for their families," said Lindsey, an 8th grader who attended the trip. They finished the tour at a gray granite ledge where visitors could leave little tokens of remembrance, such as clothing, coins (each denomination holding a certain significance), flowers, and name tags. The students and teachers enjoyed a very unique experience where they learned a lot. This came just before their trip to Camp Guyasuta on Monday, May 15, where they went zip lining, rope and rock climbing, and participated in other small activities.

Head Start/Early Head Start Recruitment Begins for 2017-2018 School Year Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County, a program of the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/ Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is now recruiting. Staff will be taking applications for the 2017-2018 program year. Come meet our teachers, tour the classrooms, ask questions, and fill out an application. Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County provides comprehensive early childhood education services to low-income families with children from birth to age five and pregnant women including inclusive services to children with disabilities and other special needs. Early Head Start provides home-based services to pregnant women and children up to three years of age and their families at no cost to the parent. The Early Head Start Child Care partnership program provides center based services that support high-quality care to low-income families with infants and toddlers enrolled in participating child care centers also at no cost to the parent. The Head Start program, which is also at no cost to the parent, prepares preschoolers to make the transition into kindergarten. Children learn to get along well with other children. They explore and learn through play; they learn about numbers, letters, words and many other things! Head Start services are offered through classroom- and home-based options. Through home-based programming, instructors visit families in their homes to work on children’s learning goals. They also help parents find ways to meet family needs through community resources and services. Through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), children are served healthy and nutritious meals and snacks while attending Head Start classrooms and home based socials. Parents may participate in program planning and decision-making and volunteer in the classroom to learn more about how to help children learn and develop.


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Clean-Up Weekend Makes Clairton Better

Clairton Elementary Gets Upgrades as Part of Comcast Cares Day On April 22, tens of thousands of Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers rolled up their sleeves to give back to the communities they call home as part of the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day. They worked on revitalizing schools, cleaning playgrounds, and improving after-school centers. One of the local schools chosen was Clairton Elementary at Clairton Education Center. With the help of Comcast Leader Mr. Jim Bowser, Clairton Elementary revamped their cafeteria, planted flowers, painted the front door, entry way, removed hazardous trees, and more. Thank you to all the Comcast workers and family members, the CCSD community, and the Clairton community for coming out and beautifying Clairton Elementary!

‘Muffins for Moms’ Honors Women

Clairton Elementary Leadership participated in Clairton's annual clean-up weekend held at the end of April. Along with the Clairton High School National Honor Society, class councils, and other groups, Clairton Elementary worked on cleaning up the business district.

2nd grader Dre'Onah Ogletree brought her special guest, Kayla Gee, to the 2nd annual ‘Muffins for Moms’ event. The event was held as a special thank you to all the important women in the children’s lives. Over 325 "moms" attended the event.

Prom Crowns New King and Queen

Jackie Miles is Scholarship Recipient

Sophomores Receive ‘Top of the Shop’ Award Congratulations to sophomores Alona Paolicelli and Michael Cummings on being selected for the "Top of the Shop” Award at Steel Center AVTS. This is a huge honor for both students. Each semester, the program teachers recognize one student in each program who demonstrates outstanding work performance, attendance, and conduct. Both students will also be inducted into the National Honor Society at the end of the month

Team Ladybug Competes in BotsIQ Competition The Clairton robotics teams competed in the BotsIQ Competition early this spring. This is the first year that Clairton has entered an all-girl team in the BotsIQ competition. The girls named their bot ‘Ladybug’ and painted it accordingly. Team Ladybug entered a competition to win $2, 500 in Craftsman tools and the opportunity to fight in the Craftsman Rumble during the finals at Cal U. They won the grant and started shopping for tools right away. The girls created a series of instructional videos featuring their new Craftsman tools and posted them online.

Jackie Miles is Sallie Mae Scholarship Recipient

Pictured are prom royalty juniors King Keishawn Wright and Queen Tania Bailey. The Clairton High School junior/senior prom was held on May 5 at the Sheraton Station Square.

Congratulations to senior Jackie Miles on receiving the Sallie Mae Scholarship, presented by Melony Ohalek. Jackie's scholarship essay focused on community and service. Jackie will be attending Penn State main campus in the fall of 2017.

Clairton Teachers Walk for Education On Saturday, May 13, a group of Clairton teachers, staff members, and family members participated in Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community. All proceeds raised by Clairton Elementary go directly to The Education Partnership, a non-profit helping give schools the much needed supplies to be successful. The Clairton Elementary Team raised the highest dollar amount of all teams participating for The Education Partnership.


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Local People News McMurray Student Earns Every Boy Scout Merit Badge In the history of the Boy Scouts, Charles Boone has done what only a handful of Boy Scouts have done. Charles has earned every merit badge – he has earned 137 of them, plus one. The ‘plus one’ means that Charles earned the Computer badge before it was discontinued. He then earned its replacement, the Digital Technology badge, which is the ‘plus one.’ Each merit badge earned has provided a story for Charles. Robotics was his first; it was first released months after he crossed over to Boy Scouts. It is fitting that the last badge released, Exploration, was also Charles’ last badge earned. There are a few ways a scout can earn merit badges. The first is by individually working with a merit badge counselor; then you can work in a group setting on a badge (but everyone has to earn the badge on his own). Lastly, you can attend an organized ‘merit badge day’ usually put on by a troop. Charles used all of these avenues to earn his badges. One thing which Charles liked was meeting all the different people while earning the badges, plus getting a lot of different opinions. Charles learned a little bit of everything and tried things which he never would have done if it weren’t for the merit badge. The hardest thing in working on badges was finding a merit badge counselor. People are busy these days and trying to connect with someone can be difficult, so Charles took matters into his own hands. When he couldn’t hook up with a counselor for the Dog Care and the Pets badges, he talked to the education director at Animal Friends to see if

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she would become a counselor. Then he took it one step further by working with her to start a Dog Care merit badge class at Animal Friends, which is now offered so that any scout can earn this badge. While working on the badges, Charles found his career. After working on the Aviation merit badge at the Erie International Airport, Charles knew he wants to be a pilot. Charles is enrolled in a dual high school/college program where he is a college freshman working towards his aviation degree. Although the Boy Scouts do not keep separate records on how many scouts earn how many badges, one private website says under 400 scouts, out of the millions of boys who have been in Scouts since it began in 1910, earned all of the merit badges. Congratulations, Charles, on such a historic achievement! Charles is an Eagle Scout in Troop 236 and is the son of Ron and Monica Boone. He is the nephew of Marianne Rodacy of Charleroi and Herb Boone of McMurray.

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2017 Washington County ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient Announced The Washington County Chamber of Commerce announced Dr. Sally Mounts, Director of Development at the City Mission, as the 2017 Washington County ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient. The 2017 Sally Mounts ATHENA Award was presented during a lunch presentation today, Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh/Southpointe and was attended by over 300 business and community leaders. The 2017 finalists included: • Mary Jo Harwood, President, Resilience Resources, LLC • Natalya Sachivichik, Planning Engineering Manager, Range Resources Corporation • Janice Taper, Administrator, Washington County Behavioral Health & Development Services • Kristi Webb, Senior District Manager / Western PA Sales Territory, Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson According to Jeff Kotula, President of the chamber, the ATHENA Award is an internationally recognized award that honors women’s leadership within the business and civic communities. The ATHENA Award recipient and finalists are selected by a panel of accomplished Washington County businesswomen who determine the candidates by the following criteria: have achieved the highest level of professional excellence; contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential. Celebrating its 15th year in Washington County, the annual ATHENA Award event is presented by Washington Financial Bank and hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Brian J. Smith, President and CEO of Washington Financial Bank remarked, “Washington Financial Bank has a longstanding commitment to investing in its communities. By supporting initiatives like the ATHENA Awards, we are expanding our commitment to the area and to those who empower women to make Washington County a wonderful place to live and do business.”

TJHS Senior Headed to National Leadership Conference Thomas Jefferson High School senior Chelsea Klingman is headed to the National Leadership Conference to compete in basic health care skills in Louisville, Kentucky. Chelsea is enrolled in the health assistant program at Steel Center for Career and Technical Education. Congratulations and good luck, Chelsea!

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Gwendolyn Simmons Honored with Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that Gwendolyn Simmons has been named the recipient of this year’s Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service. Created by the WCCF Board of Trustees in 2012, the award recognizes an individual who serves as an exemplary member of the Board, wholeheartedly sharing his or her time, talent, and treasures to support the Foundation and its mission. Both current and former Trustees are eligible to receive the award, which is named in honor of Founding Trustee and Past Chairman of the Board, Richard L. White. Gwendolyn Simmons The inaugural award was presented to White in 2012. Simmons served as a WCCF Trustee from 2006 to 2015, serving on many committees. As a member of the Allocations & Programs committee and a former educator, she read, quite literally, thousands of scholarship essays. Simmons frequently accompanied WCCF staff members on grant presentations in the Mon Valley, her home community that is near and dear to her heart, and her steadfast commitment to supporting the Mon Valley inspired a $25,000 EIO Fund grant to Ringgold School District, which launched its steel drum program. Perhaps her greatest service to the Foundation has been as an active member of the Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle, where she has been particularly committed to recruiting new members. In addition to all that she has done for the Community Foundation, Simmons has been active with many charitable groups in the Mon Valley over the years, including the Mon Valley United Way, where she served as President, the Mon Valley YMCA, the Monongahela Area Revitalization Initiative, Southwestern PA Human Services, and the Board of Trustees of California University of PA. She was also the President of the Washington County Historical Society and is a member of the NAACP. When asked which of her many activities has had the greatest significance to her, she remarked, “The things I received the greatest benefit from personally were anything involving working with young people and their development. The thing about volunteer work is that you are the recipient of so much from other people. They inspire you, you listen and learn from others, you learn to work with other people, and you learn to see that people working together can make a difference.” The Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service was presented to Simmons at the WCCF’s annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, May 19.

Local Girl Wins Twirl Off Annalise Williams is a twirling and gymnastics student at New Horizons Majorettes, located in Clairton, PA. She is a first-grader at Jefferson Elementary School in Jefferson Hills, PA. She is 6 years old and has been twirling since she was 2. Williams won the Twirl Off at the Happy Valley Classic Twirling Competition at Penn State University on April 9 for the Novice 0-6 category. This is the highest award within the Novice 0-6 category. Other awards for Annalise include Miss Shamrock (Novice 0-6) at the Shamrock Twirling Festival and first runner-up in the Miss Majorette of Pennsylvania pageant in 2016.

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Marc Scott Receives WCCF’s Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has selected Marc Scott to receive its annual Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes a local individual or organization devoted to the promotion of human welfare or the advancement of social reform as evidenced by humanitarian deeds in the community, whether local, national, or international. In 2009, Scott’s only daughter, Olivia, fell victim to cancer following her junior year of high school. His friend, Margie Six, who nominated him for the award, wrote, Marc Scott “Marc, with the support of his wife, family and friends, has channeled his grief into a wonderful organization that honors the memory of a very special young lady.” Spending time with Olivia at the hospital during her illness gave Scott ample opportunity to think about the generosity exhibited by his family, coworkers, friends, and the community in that difficult and heartbreaking period. “They all gave so much, so graciously, and without expectations, and I wondered how you can ever pay something like that forward,” remarked Scott. The answer, he decided, was to establish the Olivia Scott Foundation (OSF) to honor the memory of his daughter. Initially, Scott thought he could, perhaps, raise a few thousand dollars to help others in need by selling Sarris candy bars and Four Star coupons. Eight years and innumerable events and activities later, the foundation has expanded far beyond his initial expectations. Last year, OSF raised and donated more than $50,000, staying true to its mission of providing compassionate assistance to youth in life-threatening or changing situations, offering educational assistance, and helping organizations that promote sportsmanship. “These three different areas reflect Olivia herself,” Scott says, explaining that she once spent money she had earned herself on gifts for an Angel Tree child, and specifically one she thought no one else would choose; was a conscientious student; and lettered in track and volleyball. And so, under Scott’s leadership and with his personal participation, the foundation honors Olivia in numerous ways: giving young patients at Children’s Hospital toys and gifts during the holiday season; delivering a Christmas lunch to the nurses and staff on the cancer floor at the hospital; and holding a gently-used prom dress sale for young women in need who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend this important high school event. As he is honored for his tireless efforts to help others through humanitarian deeds, Scott is quick to point out that he couldn’t do it alone. He thanks his wife, Anne, and sons, Jonathan and Patrick, who are extremely generous about all the time he shares with the foundation and who help to make it possible; the 20-member foundation board, all volunteers, who help to expand the organization and its outreach; and the community, including numerous vendors and businesses who step up to donate their time, services, and resources for events and activities. “The name on the award might say ‘Marc Scott,’ but the award is not all just me. I am humbled to be included with past winners of this award.” The Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award was presented to Scott at the WCCF’s annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, May 19. In his honor, the Foundation will award a $1,000 unrestricted grant to the Olivia Scott Foundation.

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2017 Washington County ATHENA Announces Young Professional Leadership Award Recipient POWER of Southpointe and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the recipient of the 2017 Washington County ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award as Stephanie Wagoner, Manager of Marketing and Community Relations for Washington Health System. The inaugural award honors emerging leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. The recipients provide valuable services by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and, most Stephanie Wagoner importantly, serve as role models for young women personally and professionally. In presenting the award to Ms. Wagoner, Megan Chicone, President of POWER of Southpointe, commented, “We believe that Stephanie exemplifies the spirit of this award as she is a dynamic, successful, professional woman who has been impactful in the lives of others. We believe that she is not only dedicating her time and skills to building our area, but is also providing a new investment of talent for Washington County.” For more information on ATHENA or POWER of Southpointe, please contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 724-225-3010.

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Christopher Ryan Metrovich Honored for Attaining Rank of Eagle Scout By Paul Chasko Christopher Ryan Metrovich was acknowledged as having completed all the requirements to earn the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout at a court of honor ceremony conducted in the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, sponsors of Boy Scout Troop 1452. Present at the ceremony were members and leaders of Troop 1452, members of Chris’s family, and many friends. Also present were representatives of local and county governing offices, presenting acknowledgements of Chris achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. As part of the court of honor ceremony, the leaders of Troop 1452 attested to his completion of all the requirements and ranks to make him eligible for the Eagle Scout badge, including earning 33 merit badges that qualified him for the ‘Star’ and ‘Life’ ranks. They also indicated that he participated actively in all troop activities and that he had successfully passed an Eagle Scout board of review. Every aspiring Eagle Scout must complete a significant community service project. As his project, Chris created a GPS location chart documenting all the fire hydrants in Union Township and Finleyville and downloaded the data to a USB drive that could be used in Finleyville fire trucks to aid in locating the hydrants. He also refurbished and/or replaced reflective markers on each hydrant to improve their visibility. The project entailed 157 hours of work by Chris, family members, friends, and fellow Troop members. The Eagle Scout badge was presented to Scoutmaster

Chris’s mother, Linda, pins Chris with the Eagle Scout badge as his dad looks on

Andrew Sneed who, in turn, presented it to Mrs. Metrovich, who pinned the badge to Chris’ shirt. After receiving his Eagle Scout badge, all present offered their congratulations in turn. Chris joins his brother, Matthew, in the ranks of Eagle Scouts. Chris is the son of Linda and John Metrovich and lives with his parents in Union Township. He is a member of Wright’s United Methodist Church in Venetia, PA. He was received into Boy Scout Troop 1452 in April of 2011 and remains an active member. He is a junior at Ringgold Senior High school where he is taking academic courses in the gifted education program. Chris is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in cross country, track and field, envirothon, math league, and academic league. He is on the Science Olympiad Team, a member of ‘The Future Is Mine’ club, and is part of the Rams Pound club. He is a part-time employee at the local Subway. After graduation, Chris plans on attending college to study geophysics.

Cover Story: Melanie Sandrock to Receive Outstanding Public Educator Award (Continued from page 1) her parents always supported her. Her husband, Brad, and her two sons, Brent and Ben, have been equally supportive during her career. “My family never missed a concert or a show, ever.” And while she takes none of the credit for her amazing work, coworker Dawn Mason, who nominated her for the award, wrote, “Her positive demeanor radiates throughout the school, both in her class and in the extracurricular events she sponsors.” Her many students, past and present, would undoubtedly agree. Sandrock was recognized at the WCCF’s annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, May 19, and the Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award will be presented to her at the WCCF’s annual scholarship ceremony in June. In her honor, the Foundation will award a $1,000 grant to Ringgold School District in support of the harp ensemble program.


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Home & Garden Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

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BETHEL PARK Grandview Investments LLC John O’Patchen 4479 4481 Second St. $40,000. Vince Curletta Jr. Uladzimir and Volha Rubanau 460 Bassett Drive $270,000. Earl Kleckner Brightwood Property LLC 5225-29 Brightwood Road $170,000. Robert Underwood Gordon Lloyd and Nicole Bazner 2666 Broad St. $172,000. Christopher Lewis Zachary and Katherine Bonatesta 311 Broughton Road $170,000. Robert James Carol Hodgkiss 5561 California Ave. $159,900. Erin Flanagan Lucas Young 5690 Clark Ave. and Sarah St. $165,000. Jeffrey Skalican Peter Kimuhu and Catherine Ngige 793 Clifton Road $130,000. Central Penn Capital Management LLC Timothy Concannon and Nicole Maniet 5963 Dalmation Drive $218,000. Exordia Properties LLC Julie and Michael Falcho 541 Florence Drive $245,000. Bank New York Mellon trustee NSOD P1 Properties LLC 808 Greenhaven Drive $108,979. Frederick Messiner Jeffrey Stone and Kelsey Nee 25 Grey Fox Circle $231,500. PHH Mortgage Corp. James and Terry Dixon 5818 Keystone Drive $67,850. NCRC Housing Rehab Fund LLC Vanessa Templonuevo & Reynor Templonuevo III 1033 Logan Road $163,000. Andrew Knuth III Justin and Eleni Steinbugl 1514 Melia Drive $200,000. Raymond Niccolai David Michael and Rachel Elizabeth Elkins 234 Oaklyn Road $169,900. Universal Builders Supply Co. Inc. Gail Ralicki Orchard Ave. $42,900. Martha Deithorn JPMorgan Chase Bank NA 246 Santa Fe Drive $2,037 by sheriff’s deed. Joseph Walters Paul Insurance Agency LLC 2704-2706 South Park Road $279,000. Shawn Seaman Eliud Burgos and Jamie Claherty 3289 Thornwood Drive $101,000. James Wagner Jr. Christopher and Jessica Ollio 2809 Walnut St. $47,000. New River Management LLC Tyler and Jessica Lynn Hensley 2790 Bertha St. $150,000. Universal Builders Supply Co. Inc. Raymond and Linda Secoli Bethel Crest Drive $40,000. Theresa Ann Byrnes Robert Fisher III and Jessica Fisher 127 Cypress Drive $159,900. Dave Luffy Justin Dearmitt 3293 Eastview Road $124,900. Jason Genet Sarmad Al Imam 164 Highland Road $128,000. Estate of Sally Douglas Marlex Properties LLC 670 McMurray Road $23,979 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $149,040) by sheriff’s deed. Erik Schall Matthew Thomas Moon 149 Meadowbrook Drive $198,000. Amy Evans Kathryn Zaksek 511 Timberidge Drive $122,400. Lois Abraham Dinesh Gupta 440 Abbeyville Road $90,500. Jeffrey Kirch Brian and Rachelle Edwards 3377 Altherton Drive $381,000. Universal Builders Supply Co. Inc. Gregory and Juliann Brzozowski Burnsdale Drive $20,000. Masson & Sons LLC Masson & Sons LLC 5204 Lark St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $17,250). John MacKay et al. Cory Donbrock 450 Limestone Drive $160,000. Verizon Pennsylvania LLC Guardian Storage Bethel Park LLC 2061 Milford Drive $990,000. Linda Holzwarth Marlex Properties LLC 2220 Superior St. $55,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $140,760) by sheriff’s deed. David Hrabik Jerald and Linda Moody 3615 Ashland Drive $245,000. Albert Angeletti Jr. Elliot Hartje 5645 Florida Ave. $127,000.

Town and Country Garden Club Announces Scholarship Winner The Town and Country Garden Club of Rices Landing scholarship committee has chosen a student from the Charmichaels Pictured are Carol Area High Harrison, scholarship chair, and Brady Watters, School class scholarship recipient. of 2017 to be awarded the $1,000 scholarship presented annually to a qualifying student. Brady Watters, member of the graduating class, is the recipient of the scholarship. He is the class salutatorian. He plans to attend West Virginia University, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in environmental studies. Brady participates in academic league, book club, senior standing committee, ski club and is currently a member and secretary of the National Honor Society. His personal demeanor is outstanding and will be an asset in his future endeavors.


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Venture Into the Gardens and Attend a Plant Sale at Oliver Miller Homestead on June 11th On June 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Oliver Miller Homestead will host a special event with an emphasis on the gardens. This 18th century site boasts a number of heritage gardens, including the Maits’ Garden (flowers), Emily’s Garden (wildflowers), the Constant Garden (kitchen garden), a medicinal herb, scent garden, grain patch, raspberry patch and a new garden of dye plants. A docent will be stationed at each area to explain the plants and answer questions. A plant sale will feature scented geraniums and a variety of perennials at very reasonable prices. Scented geraniums are annual plants valued for their fragrant leaves which come in a variety of (Continued on page 51

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BETHEL PARK Jeanne Spiegel trustee Halit Altay Keresteci Cartus Financial Corp. Jayne Dolfi Kenna Rino DelBianco Karissa King Seitzinger KRP Development L.P. Eugene Waldo II Justin Richard Krehel Estate of Ari David Allon Jody Marish Jeffrey McDaniel Colin Syme

RWN Investments LLC Cartus Financial Corp. Kevin and Michele Mannella Paul Bradley and Amanda Blake Kelly Dorsch Jenna Graham Jon Phillips and Teresa Beck Michael Douglas Anderson Shaun Sweeney Christopher and Jessica DeNardo Michael Miller Khada and Chandra Acharya Michael and Brianna Houck

Housing & Urban Development Christopher Daugherty Daniel Shearn Gary Hartzell Chelsea Giran Smoker Donald Frank Diane Young Pamela Ceccarelli Sandra Coglio et al. Amy Fistek Estate of Norma Vance Estate of John Karl Joseph Bayto Dennis McLaughlin Northwest Bank Ann Vano trustee

Illya and John Vogel James and Rayme Haun Kimberly and John Wicker Andrew Kirik Alexi Rice Nathaniel and Chelsea Mentzer James and Joshua O’Connor Corinne McIntyre John and Tara Robinson Jeffrey and Merrit McDaniel Christian Kennedy Tatiana Siryk and James Cancelliere Tricia and Adam Sirochman Shari Hlutkowsky Lombardi Investments LLC Terry Baldacci

5859 Glen Hill Drive $153,000. 2451 Leis Lane $164,000. 2451 Leis Lane $156,850. 206 Logan Road $155,000. 2443 South Park Road $175,000. 503 Timberidge Drive $118,000. 5064 W. Library Ave. $174,900. 2822 Walnut St. $123,000. 803 Berrington Court $148,500. 2319 Cassidy Drive $245,000. 6432 Churchill Road $100,000. 4870 Criss Road $179,000. 159 Cypress Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $164,900). 5378 Elm St. $27,700. 5641 Florida Ave. $186,500. 4940 Gardenville Road $118,000. 5818 Glendale Drive $130,000. 772 Greenhaven Drive $225,000. 5945 McPherson Ave. $139,000. 137 Meadowbrook Drive $100,000. 5981 Murdock Ave. $205,000. 434 Parkridge Drive $199,500. 6060 Pennwood Court $240,000. 120 Pickwick Drive $115,000. 1518 Richard Drive $120,000. 1067 Sarah St. $235,000. 5716 Valleyview Drive $152,000. 5016 W. Library Ave. $92,000. 23 Windsor Place $210,500.


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First Choice Home Specialists LLC Robert McMillen Robert McMillen Gary and Deborah Leavengood Elizabeth and Jacqueline Fawcett Christopher Kobelak Angela Casale

13 Sampson Ave. 1702 Fourth St. 1704 Fourth St. 1336 Armstrong Drive Galbreath Road 1120 Marion Street Ext. 135 Taylor Run Road

$16,025. $133,000. $7,000. $175,000. $39,500. $20,000. $35,124.

DONORA James Edgerton Roderick Wilson Raymond Amatangelo estate et al. RayJohn Property Management LLC Kingdom First Properties LLC MyTrusts LLC trustee David Syrko Amanda Coleman Estate of Mary Strain Hooked Up Properties Daniel Micenko Laurisa Lechner and Joseph Allen Booth Thomas Williams John and Sandra Mosser Frank Kaczmarek et al. Ralph Schroyer Jr. and Donna Schroyer Amanda MacFarlane Justin Nelson Paleerat Chiaoranpat Shayla Crews Cleotha Lyon Scholarship Fund Bruno Fronzaglio Sandra Todd Cynthia Jones

481 Seventh Ave. Seventh St. 110 Allen Ave. 7 Chestnut St. 509 Second St. 812 Ninth Street Ext. 29 Second Street Ext. 411 Seventh St. 512 Eighth St. 918 Meldon Ave. Second St. 511 Second St.

$20,000. $8,738. $10,055. $8,500. $10,000. $20,000. $159,900. $4,000. $10,000. $9,000. $25,000. $32,000.

MONESSEN Manop Petchger Federal National Mortgage Assn. Clarence Norris Jill Turik Muir Thomas Bojsen Rainelle Nickolich Rapikaan Chira Oranpat Patricia Bartok Rapikaan Chira Oranpat Edmond Schilling

2 McKee Ave. 657 Reed Ave. 1136 State Road 1004 Second St. 118 Fairfield Drive 11 Woodcrest Ave. 36 Aliquippa Ave. 47 Rex Blvd. 735 S. 14th St. 1125 SR

$18,500. $4,600. $50,000. $46,000. $64,500. $88,000. $9,000. $139,900. $7,500. $105,000.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Housing & Urban Development Caldwell Family Revocable Trust Caldwell Family Revocable Trust Amy Brown Raffaele Casale Estate of Alice Jane Burgan JPMorgan Chase Bank

Charles Redmond and Wesley Purchase Odell Roy LLC Robert Lenhart Duwane and Mary Koschalk Robert Scantland Ranielle Nickolich John Edward Crews John Benyak John Edward Crews Craig Edward McKee

Plant Sale at Oliver Miller Homestead on June 11th (Continued from page 50) scents including, rose, lemon, chocolate, and pineapple. All of the Miller Homestead buildings will be open to visitors. Admission is $2 per person for this special event. Last admission is 4 p.m. The Homestead is located at 1 Stone Manse Drive in Allegheny County’s South Park off Corrigan Drive. Visit www.olivermillerhomestead.org for more information.

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Landscaping Needs Vary by Season Curb appeal involves various components a home’s exterior, but beautiful landscaping can make a home stand out. While maintaining a lawn is something many homeowners may think is exclusive to spring and summer, lawn maintenance is really a year-round endeavor. The following steps can help anyone maintain curb appeal no matter the season.

Summer Summer landscaping is all about maintaining what was established in the spring. Regular mowing, weeding and trimming can keep a landscape manicured. Other than drought, weeds are perhaps the biggest lawn and garden nuisance to a landscape in the summertime. Black medic, carpetweed, knotweed, mallow and prostate spurge are some of the weeds that will crop up during the summer. Seeds begin to germinate as soil warms up. According to the University of Maryland Extension, control with a broadleaf postemergent herbicide applied when the weed is actively growing will help prevent weeds from suffocating lawns.

Autumn Autumn is often a forgotten season when it comes to maintaining a landscape. According to the landscaping resource LoveYourLandscape.com, fall is the ideal time to tend to a lawn that just endured summer heat. Seeding and fertilizing can ensure a stronger lawn come next spring. Perennials should be pruned and cut back. Raking leaves will help keep the property looking presentable. (Continued on page 53

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Housing & Urban Development Ty Reppert Nick Capo Jr. Phyllis Rhodes Volunteer Fire Department & Relief Assoc George and Ronalyn Apodiakos Linjong Charoenpol Jeremy and Jamie Stillwacki US Bank NA trustee Kenneth and Chelsey Bryan Barbara Jean Bradley New Penn Financial LLC Frank Gigliotti Jr. Kelsey Pallini

111 Knox Ave. $1,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $38,553). 67 Scenery Blvd. $21,567. 30 Arch Ave. $185,000. 323-325 E. Donner Ave. $255,000. 6 McKee Ave. $19,000. 30 Overhill Drive $61,500. 105 Pennsylvania Blvd. $2,825 by sheriff’s deed. 333 Ridge Ave. $110,000.

MONONGAHELA Ryan Brain Ralph Opferman Jr. Gary Bucci Patricia Morris Neil Chambers Roney Klemens Estate of Theodore Popovich David Wall Claude Dove Jr. et al.

First Choice Home Specialists LLC Casey Roman Jasmine Dragon Ruth Patty Sheikhzadeh John Petrovich Nathan Watson Natasha Dixon James Fine Jr. and Sarah Fine Randall Reynolds

441 Fourth St. 1201 W. Main St. Kennedy St. 636 Park St. 511 Fourth St. 474 Hudson Ave. 406 Parkinson St. 1032 Stanton St. 500 Mounds and Deckers Sts

$20,000. $110,000. $2,800. $15,000. $38,000. $70,000. $51,500. $139,900. $149,900.

NORTH CHARLEROI Housing & Urban Development Thomas Kolodychak Trust

Shawn Trump Nolan and Ashley Bergamasco

604 Conrad Ave. 313 Isabella Ave.

$6,000. $43,500.

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Louis Mazza Daniele DeCarlucci Clifford McCartney Dennis Beam

Mark and Seandria Zalewski Peter and Trudi Alexander Jamie and Cynthia Martin Kaci Rykowski

119 Pine Nut Drive 102 Walnut Road 95 E. Chevalier Court 3381 Route 136

$335,000. $265,500. $470,000. $150,000.

PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Ruth Sotler Andrea Herron Ziya Hajiyev Estate of Richard Evans Barbara Haggerty Nicky Bova Carolyn Carson Urban Capital Group LLC Elizabeth Stoops trustee Gary Held Rita Gob Jeffrey Hall Timothy Kirsch Richard Gallentiine Frank Emmerling Scott Beach Martha Fabry Patricia Nicola Lindsey Lemak DelGreco Michael O’Halek Inglefield Land Co. LLC

Becky McGonigle Samantha Lee Thomas Paul and Leah Huemmrich Christopher and Antonina Kaliszewski RE 247 LLC Brandon Inks Scott and Jennifer Beach Charles and Jamie Arnold PRP Rentals LLC John and Gioia Mangis Calfo Properties LLC Matthew Paige and Ashleigh Wassel Andrew and Britney Short Heather Swaney and Jonathan Marnell Kelsey and Christopher Hanrahan Meghann Jobb Justin and Lucy Ann Depretis David and Gayle Razorsek Thomas William Darragh Jennifer Reinecker Steven and Patricia Nicola

564 Hi Tor Drive 463 Sequoia Drive 205 Temona Drive 420 Beam Drive 233 Oakcrest Lane 480 Old Clairton Road 215 Capitol Drive 313 Constitution Drive 83 Old Clairton Road 244 Old Lebanon Church Road 91 Terence Drive 327 Yarrow Lane 152 Columbia Drive 322 E. Bruceton Road 552 Hi Tor Drive 251 Nantucket Drive 312 Old Clairton Road 332 Algoma Drive 357 Broadway Drive 207 Delano Drive Habbs Lane

$148,500. $157,500. $190,000. $133,500. $100,000. $147,500. $205,000. $175,000. $90,000. $105,000. $315,000. $200,000. $175,000. $175,000. $215,000. $87,500. $235,000. $235,000. $148,000. $161,120. $26,000.


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ROSTRAVER Heather Kruppa Ashley Labuda Andrea L.P. Bruce Buck Danh Truong Thomas Stimaker Jr.

Guy Christopher and Suzanne Peters Kruppa Billy Grenaldo Ourania Galis and Nicole Kelly Justin Huff and Kerri Nichole Welden Jonathan and Jamie Lynn Helman Adam Gillingham

Huntington National Bank James Cline Estate of Beverly Lynne Coates Leroy Higinbotham Jr. LC Rentals Inc. Estate of Jean Marie Agostini Estate of Susanne Schussler Eric Babyak Andrea L.P. Thelma Ruscitti Kyle Shearer Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. Laura Smith Estate of Betty Jane Durka Estate of Norma Patterson Entech LLC Entech LLC Entech LLC Entech LLC US Bank NA trustee

Walter and Roxanne Vinoski LSF9 Master Participation Trust John Talbot and Danielle Weight James and Nancy Cosper L&B Property Management LLC Christopher Agostini Veronica Gilchrist Robert Oliver Barton Todd and April Tilson Ronald and Catherine Stanford Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. Mark and Angela Ifversen Bayview Loan Servicing LLC James and Patricia Gillingham John Keating Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Brian Daczkowski and Aleah Sawczak

337 Concord Lane $50,000. 314 Forest Drive $135,000. 187 Morningstar Drive $35,000. 410 Rostraver Road $92,000. 189 Valley View Drive $267,900. 522 Webster Hollow Road $14,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $43,408). 333 Castle Drive $1,950,000. 614 616 Charles Houck Road $1,454 by sheriff’s deed. 317 Comanche Drive $168,000. 432 434 Rostraver Road $25,000. 1365 1385 Broad Ave. $165,000. 217 Liberty Ave. $114,000. 150 Kelly Ave. $110,000. 125 Manor Drive $148,900. 167 Morningstar Drive $39,000. 102 Peasant Village Lane $201,660. 451 W. Spring Grove Blvd. $229,000. 451 W. Spring Grove Blvd. $229,000. 117 Wood St. $2,922 by sheriff’s deed. 202 Elm Ave. $85,000. 707 Finley Road $70,100. T330 $108,000. T330 $108,000. T330 $54,000. T330 $162,000. 190 Valley View Drive $167,000.

SOUTH PARK Diane EperthenerBuffington Aaron Hayes and Nora Kazour Thomas Biers Cory and Abby Smith Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Richard Kaczmarek Brian Bywalski Carly Kozikowski Brian Haney MacMillian and Shannell Simms

1097 Broughton Road 3105 Brownsville Road Ext. 5852 Curry Road 800 Hidden Ridge Court 302 1091 O’Rourke Drive

Price

$154,300. $190,000. $21,000. $125,000. $143,000.

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Winter One of the ways to maintain an attractive landscape throughout winter is to install plants that can survive the colder temperatures. Winterberry is a cousin of holly, but loses its leaves in the fall. The bright red berries can be a stark contrast to the white of winter snowfall. Camellia is an evergreen that blooms from fall to early spring and looks like pink roses. Heather is a popular plant in the United Kingdom, but is growing in popularity on this side of the Atlantic as well. The Home Depot says this plant blooms all year and offers beautiful flowers in summer and fall. In winter, the thick foliage makes for an appealing contrast to the more delicate blooms of other winter plants.

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Smoker & Assoc. Anthony and Frances Mannion Harold McChesney Jr. Dennis Hayden Bolitho and Mirela Selfo Joseph and Joanne Carone Robert Mirt Emily Bill and Dustin Chylstek Christopher and Karissa Seitzinger FVJM Partn. Dollar Bank FSB Steven and Julie Bradley Teresa Hager Jerry and Jennifer Cool Randal Highfield John Ward Jr. and Kayla Ward Shane Gilchrist Joy Bauman Kai LLC NVR Inc. Jonathan Allen and Taylor Jean Janoski

2900 Piney Fork Road 1431 Roosevelt Ave. 1345 Royal Park Blvd. 1233 Barnstaple Drive Hidden Ridge Drive 6612 Overlook St. 1350 Royal Park Blvd. 1032 Barnsley Drive 2951 Ridge Road 2909 Amy Drive 1210 Barnstaple Drive 6358 Crestview Drive 111 Maria’s Way 1236 Megown Drive 5412 Pleasant St. 1890 Riggs Road 6517 Zupancic Drive 2376 Brownsville Road 104 Maria’s Way 1837 Wallace Road

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100 Grandview Way 110 Phillips St.

$49,565. $124,500.

UNION TOWNSHIP Christopher Ackerman Jason Koval Cora Dixon et al. Estate of Mary Jane Celin William Hartill Cynthia Hirosky et al.

Ryan and Kristen Scalise Charles and Denise Hertzler Ashley Sneddon Wayne Property Development LLC Diana Petno David Donahoe Jr. and Tiffany Donahoe

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$4,015. $160,000. $80,850. $55,000. $175,550. $105,000.

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Price $240,000. $105,000. $139,000. $225,000. $7,200. $89,999. $185,000. $177,000. $150,000. $7,901 by sheriff’s deed. $327,500. $145,000. $317,545. $150,000. $192,000. $148,000. $207,900. $193,000. $53,000. $185,000.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller UNION TOWNSHIP Chester Smith Jr. WHITEHALL Shawn Kelly Ancora Property Solutions Inc. Megan McGinnis Smith Afia wa Mwenze Heather Ann Roman David Bigler Estate of Dorothy Aiken Matthew Karmanocky Charles Sinatra William Burwell Cheryl Kijanka Estate of Stephen Darkoch Jody Lutes Lubawski Tyler Herget Joseph Balukin et al. LSF8 Master Participation Trust NVR Inc. Joanne Stilwell Estate of Norma Mary Wagner Thomas Begandy Steven Vesci et al. Edward Danko

Buyer Barbara Zalagens

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Price $180,000.

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Local Worship SUMMER SOLSTICE SERVICE WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 2017 AT 7 P.M.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton Announces Summer Solstice Service On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton will observe a traditional Summer solstice service. A midsummer celebration to recognize the longest day of the year, the summer solstice has been celebrated for centuries. It is a time of celebrating the fullness of life. Feel enlivened and engaged as we laugh, love, share tasty food and stories, and listen to live music from around the world, dance! Rich Ermlick will be leading this special service with musical guest Danielle Commisso. We are looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing our family from all paths. Join us! The church is located at 251 Second Street, Smithton, PA. For more information, please contact the congregation at 724872-5056.

Rituals of Spring at Saint Francis Church Include First Holy Communion and May Crowning First Holy Communion FRONT ROW: First Holy Communicants BACK ROW (l to r): Keith Folz, Margaret Kuskie, Rev. Father Boyle, Carol Cicci, Frank Kovscek

By Paul Chasko As certain as spring follows winter, so do First Holy Communion and May Crowning at Catholic churches throughout the region. At St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville, the sacrament of Holy Communion was first received by children of the parish on May 7. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is administered when the children reach a point in their catechumenal studies when sufficient religious maturity is indicated. On May 7, the following children received their First Holy Communion at St Francis of Assisi Church: - Camden Barkey - Julianna Campa - Miranda Campos - Andrew Clauto - Parker Friend - Alex Hanula - Grace Kenny - Abbie Lee - Briannah Lee - Xander Mahoney - Lauren Steele The following Sunday, several of the children took part in the crowning of a representation of the Blessed Virgin

May Crowning Pictured are (l to r): Grace Kenny, Briannah Lee and Abbie Lee

Mary in a ritual that goes back hundreds of years. Placing a woven crown of flowers on the statue is traditionally done outdoors In the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but the weather doesn’t always cooperate, so the May crowning is now done in the church. The three girls who were chosen to participate in the May Crowning were Briannah Lee, Abbie Lee, and Grace Kenny. They were escorted and assisted by members of the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes of St. Francis Parish – Council 13832. Congratulations to the children, their parents, and their religious education instructors.

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St. Francis of Assisi’s ‘Journey to Jerusalem’ Continues to Outdo Itself with Upgraded Presentation By Paul Chasko Folks who participated in this season’s Journey to Jerusalem at St. Francis of Assisi experienced a different view of this reenactment of the stories of Holy Week. They encountered these events as players depicting characters whose accounts are based on Biblical records. Parishioners of St. Francis played the Father Richard Tusky roles of saints and sinners and “imagias High Priest Caiaphas neered” what might have happened during the first Holy Week. Their accounts were based on the Gospels found in Biblical records, but they were free to add their own interpretation of how they believed apostles and disciples, who were ordinary people of the period, might have reacted to the events of the first Holy Week and how they experienced knowing the Jarius (Paul Pasquinelli) and Saint Peter at the Last Supper (Larry Spahr) Messiah, Jesus Christ. Rebecca (Camille Simone) The St. Francis depiction of the Journey to Jerusalem is presented every other year and gets better with each performance. It’s presented in the parish’s Finley Hall. Costumes and settings are becoming better and the seriousness with which the players take in their presentations is evident. Praise goes out to all who were involved in this year’s successful production. The list of participants is long, but special thanks go to Joanne and Pat Mansmann, who were director and assistant director for this year’s production. Go to our website at www.messengerpaper.com for more photos of this event.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SCHEDULED ALL SUMMER LONG AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS… ATTEND ONE OR MANY! June 5-9 Vacation Bible School – 6 p.m. 8:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Monongahela, 601 West Main Street. Ages 3-14. The featured theme is “Gadgets & Gizmos: Uniquely Wired, Wonderfully Made.” For more information, call 724-258-7750. June 12-16 Vacation Bible School – 9 a.m. noon at Saint Damien of Molokai, 722 West Main Street in Monongahela. Ages 4 - grade 5. The featured theme is “Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory is Won!” For more information, call 724-258-7742. June 19-23 Vacation Bible School – 6 p.m. 8:45 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street in New Eagle. Ages 4 - high school. The featured theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” For more information, call 724-258-5696. June 25-30 Vacation Bible School – 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 700 West Main Street in Monongahela. Preschool - high school. The featured theme is “Super God!” For more information, call 724-258-6491. June 26-30 Vacation Bible School – 6 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Journey by Grace, 4803 PA51 in Belle Vernon. Age 3 - grade 6. The featured theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” The Youth Room will be

open for Junior & Senior High Youth. For more information, call 724-8230070. July 3, 5, 6, & 7 Vacation Bible School – 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street in Monongahela. Prekindergarten - Grade 5. The featured theme is “Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus.” For more information, call 724-258-8300. July 10-14 Vacation Bible School – 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Age 4 - high school. The featured theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” For more information, call 724-258-7054. July 14-16 Weekend Vacation Bible School – 6 - 9 p.m. on Friday, July 14; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15; and 9:30 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 16 at First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street in Monongahela. Kindergarten - grade 5. The featured theme is “Ca.m.p Out: Getting S’more of Jesus.” For more information, call 724-258-3255. July 16-21 Vacation Bible School – 6-8:30 p.m. at Gospel Alliance, 1011 Fells Church Road in Belle Vernon. Ages 3-grade 6. The featured theme is “Operation Arctic: Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet.” For more information, call 724-823-0453.

St. Spyridon Philoptochos Society’s Annual Spring Tea and Fashion Show a Success The annual spring tea/fashion show event held by the St. Spyridon Philoptochos Society was held at the St. Spyridon Hellenic Center in Monessen. More than a dozen charities benefit from the proceeds. The afternoon activities began with a welcome by President Maria Hough, followed by an outstanding “Lord’s Prayer” sung by Christina D. Hromack, granddaughter of Philoptochos member Mary Elenitsas, and a blessing by Rev. Fr. Joseph Cervo, Protopresbyter. A full-course luncheon concluded with the Greek dessert galatobourko and cookies. Following the luncheon, Maria Hough introduced a series of models showing fashions from Prima Diva Boutique in Charleroi: Joanie Hamel, Angela Baker, Monica Kosko, Becky Stratigos, Madison Kosko, Gabriella Baker, and Brynley Moryc delighted the audience modeling variety of clothing. Philoptohos president Maria Hough expressed appreciation to Daneen Troup., Deacon Vasilios, Dr. Rosalie Elenitsas, her committee, and the large group of women and men who attended the annual event. Door prizes were the arrangements of fresh flowers that were the centerpieces on the tables.

Donated mystery gifts were available for sale. The proceeds from this single yearly fundraiser help to fund the many charities supported by the group. Officers of the Philoptohos, in addition to President Hough, include Judy Georgagis, vice president; Diakonissa Mary Leogas, secretary; and Tommie Kosko, treasurer. Committee members who served on the program are: Toni Marinos, Freeda Kootsouradis, Mary Calderone, Kassandra Bagiatis, Joanie Hamel, Jean Drizos, Marina Agrafiotis, Becky Hnaras, Annette Kubitza John Feher, Bob Kosko, Irene Chaliotis, Stephanie Buddle, and Irene Papantonakis.

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South Hills Assembly of God Plans June Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park has planned the following events for June. For more information, call 412835-8900 or visit www.southhillsag.org. Miracle Healing Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 5 with Evangelist Jason Jablonski; music by Healing Waters Praise Team. HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, for men of all ages. Lunch Bunch Bible Study and Luncheon for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by June 13. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. They will ride to the Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally in Johnstown, PA. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510. Mega Sports Camp VBS will be held from 9 a.m. to noon from June 26-30. Pastor Tony and his sports, drama, music and art teams will be providing Bible teaching, live music, creative crafts and a full week of sport-specific camp for kindergarten through 6th grade at Hillcrest Christian Academy, 2500 Bethel Church Road. Hero Central VBS for preschool kids (ages 3-5 years) is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday and held at South Hills Assembly. VBS is free. Invite your friends! Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 for a breakfast run. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510. Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, has an open meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, a support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m. ‘No Man Left Behind’ Program Starts in Belle Vernon On Thursday evening, May 18, at 6 p.m., “No Man Left Behind” held its

kickoff meeting at Pricedale Union Church in Belle Vernon. “No Man Left Behind” is a men’s ministry designed to give ex-convicts, prisoners, drug addicts, alcoholics and other forms of addiction hope for a better life. The ministry will be under the supervision of Ralph Stone, a deacon, counselor and teacher at Pricedale Church. The “nuts and bolts” of the program however, will be handled by Eric Johnson, a retired security guard for the Department of Corrections in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Johnson will be assisted by Ron Calabro. Ron is the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Director of the Yokefellowship Prison Ministry. The “No Man Left Behind” program will be patterned after the very successful Uniontown chapter group. We hope to receive additional help and referrals from local Christian churches throughout the Mon Valley as well as the various law enforcement agencies in our Valley. The program is open to troubled teens as well as adults needing spiritual guidance and social coping skills. In some cases, individual counseling will be available. There is no charge to enter this program which will meet for one hour each Thursday evening. For further information, call 724-9299588 or contact Ralph Stone at 724-4832132.

Pastor Henry Frain to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, June 1 with Pastor Henry Frain ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge. Pastor Henry was born again on February 12, 1990, after many years of “just attending church.” Within a few months God called him to a Holy Spirit filled non-denominational church where he was quickly put to work. He ministered in Vacation Bible School, and started Rock Ministries. In 2001, he was ordained. A year later he began a church

at a fire hall in Sutersville, PA. The congregation grew, purchased a church in Webster, PA and named it “Carpenter’s Cross Church.” In 2011 they purchased the former Webster Boat Club. For further information, call Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

Mid-Week Worship Service to Begin at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Mingo Presbyterian Church is located at 561 Mingo Church Rd., Finleyville. Tell your family and friends! Pizza and Praise Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 21 - Pizza @ 6:30 p.m. with worship @ 7 p.m. Contemporary Service An abbreviated, informal, contemporary worship service is set to bring the community together during the week to hear God’s Word through music and prayer. Adults and children welcome. This will be led by Pastor Glenn McClelland with guest speakers.

Men’s Day at Allen Chapel Scheduled for June 10th Allen Chapel AME Church, 606 5th Avenue, Elizabeth will hold its Annual Men's Day on June 10, 2017 starting at 3 p.m. The Reverend Dr. Willie Thompson, Jr. from Morningstar Baptist Church of Clairton will deliver the message. Musical worship will be conducted by the Morningstar Baptist Male Choir. Dinner will be served immediately following the service. All are welcome to celebrate this annual event with Allen Chapel and hear an inspiring word delivered by Pastor Thompson.

First United Methodist Church of Monongahela Plans Variety of Activities We will have a room full of treasures for sale as part of the Mon Valley Fleatique on Saturday, June 3rd from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be available in the morning. Walking tacos and Italian ice will be available for lunch, and buy some goodies at the bake sale.

We will have worship and a church picnic at Mingo Creek Park Shelter 8 on Sunday, June 4. Gather at 10:30 a.m. with worship beginning at 11 a.m. and lunch following. Bring a dish of food to share and come worship and picnic with us. Friday Night Praise will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Small groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. A sewing class meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome! For more information, contact the church office at 724-258-7054.

Servant Floretta “Flo” Demus to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, on Monday evening, June 19. Servant Floretta “Flo” Demus, founder of Kingdom Sake Ministries International, will be ministering. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Flo, a faithful member of Greater Works Outreach in Monroeville, PA, is a prophetic intercessor and teaches the Word of God with great power and authority bringing water to those who are thirsty. She is co-host on the new weekly program Sister 2 Sister, which airs on CTV. In 2004, she founded Kingdom Sake Ministries International for the purpose of building excellence in the Kingdom of God. Flo and her teams have traveled nationally and internationally, assisting other ministries. All are welcome to attend. For further information, call Virgie Vidil at 412-3844882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-3843299.


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South Hills Goes Greek for 45th Annual Holy Cross Greek Food Festival Building on 45 years and a tradition that goes back to ancient times, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mount Lebanon is excited to announce the 2017 Greek Food Festival. One of the great Greek food festivals of Pittsburgh, the festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life with hand-prepared Greek delicacies, live music and traditional folk dancing, and shopping in our marketplace. This year’s festival will be June 13-16 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 123 Gilkeson Road across the street from the Galleria shopping mall. Free to the public, we invite everyone to share in our culture and religion, with free tours of our church. Parking is free at the church, or park free at the Galleria and take our free shuttle. Our outside tent area features gyros, savory lamb souvlaki, fried loukoumades, pastries, and drinks at the Taverna. Inside, you'll find Greek delicacies and so much more. Shop in the Greek marketplace, grab a drink at the tavern, and enjoy homemade pastries, as well as the return of baklava sundaes. We offer eat-in and take-out service, and an improved online ordering system – order and pay online, then just drive through to pick up your order! For more information, visit www.pittsburghgreekfest.com.

St. Thomas A’ Becket Parish to Hold Festival on June 22 – 24, 2017 St. Thomas A’ Becket’s Parish Festival is a fun-filled event for the whole family featuring a variety of music, live entertainment, delicious food, baked goods, a flea market and more. St. Thomas A’ Becket’s Parish Festival kicks off on June 22 from 6 – 11 p.m. and runs through June 24, 2017. “There’s something for everyone,” said Gary Burcin, chairperson of the St. Thomas A ’Becket Parish Festival committee. “There are games and rides by C&L Shows for the children, a flea market, raffles, bingo and super auction for adults. The festival flea market pre-sale will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the flea market will reopen for the St.

Thomas A'Becket Festival Days on June 22, 23, and 24. Each evening features special entertainment and dinner menus: June 22, 2017 - 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. “Sky Jump Lottery” at 7 p.m. (Rain Date –June 23) Musical performances by Shot O-Soul from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner special includes stuffed cabbage dinner and chicken planks with fries June 23, 2017 - 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Musical performances by The South Searchers from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner special includes fish fry and pierogi dinner June 24, 2017 - 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Abilene Band and Gas House Annie (country music) from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner special includes BBQ ribs

Pricedale Union Church Becomes The Bible Chapel, Rostraver Campus On Monday, May 22, The Bible Chapel announced that it will increase its number of church locations to five. The newest location is the former Pricedale Union Church in Rostraver, PA, which asked to become a campus of The Bible Chapel earlier this year after their senior pastor announced his retirement. The membership passed approving votes for the new campus. “We are very thankful and proud to say that PUC is now a campus of The Bible Chapel!” was posted to Pricedale Union’s Facebook page on the night of the vote. The Bible Chapel will incorporate all financial and administrative support for the new location into their current models for community service and pastoral care. “Pricedale Union Church is wellestablished in the community and has been since 1899. Just like The Bible Chapel, it was started by a small group of believers,” explained Scott Arvay, Associate Pastor of The Bible Chapel. “We have been hoping to add a location in the Mon Valley for some time now. The two churches share the same doctrine and mission and this timing is good for both of us.” The Bible Chapel exists to develop followers of Jesus Christ in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, in the greater Pittsburgh area, and throughout the world. It is a non-denominational Bible church with approximately 4,000 weekly attendees. For more information on The Bible Chapel and its current events, visit biblechapel.org.

Bentleyville Camp Meeting Promotes 150 Years of Celebration

Elizabeth United Methodist Church Plans Vacation Bible School

July 7—14, 2017 The Bentleyville Camp Meeting has been in Bentleyville for 150 years. Families and friends from many denominational backgrounds come together to listen, learn, worship, and enjoy the activities at camp as well as the beauty and peace that is evident here. Speakers for each evening from July 8 – July 14 will present at 7:30 p.m. They are: Glenn Black, Keith Drury, Bert Jones. Friday Evening, July 7 - We have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in the dining hall. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is followed at 7:30 p.m. in the “tabernacle” building by a celebration performance of worship and praise with Chiz Rider, prominent trumpet soloist and recording artist. This is a concert experience that people of all ages will thoroughly enjoy. Saturday, July 8 - Children will have special “old time” activities on the grounds after lunch. More information can be found at www.bentleyvillecamp.org.

The Elizabeth United Methodist Church is planning vacation bible school from July 10 – 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. All children are welcome between the ages of 3 through those finishing 5th grade. Our VBS theme this year is ‘Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose.’ Come and join in the fun! Bible stories – songs – crafts – snacks – new adventures! You can pre-register by calling the church office at 412-3847050. Leave a message with your name, contact phone number, child’s name, age, and T-shirt size (You may also register in July).

Liberty Presbyterian Church Plans Vacation Bible School for Mid-June The Liberty Presbyterian Church in Liberty Boro is hosting its Vacation Bible School with a theme of "Learning S'more about Jesus" on June 14, 15, and 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids from 4-11 of age are free. Pre-registration is requested by calling 412-673-2235 or at the church 1/2 hour earlier on the 14 and 15. We plan a great family night on June 16 outside, weather permitting.

Round Hill Church Plans Vacation Bible School for July 17th – 21st Round Hill Church is hosting a VBS Fun Run from July 17-21, 2017 from 9 a.m. until noon. Follow the race route on a scripture-packed course through Bible studies, crafts, games, music and more! VBS registration begins June 1. Visit roundhillchurch.org for online registration and more information.

Elizabeth Township’s Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church Schedules VBS Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church of Elizabeth Township will hold its annual Vacation Bible School June 19-23 from 9 a.m. – noon for 5-year-olds through students in 5th grade. This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory,” where kids learn they were created by God and built for a purpose. Kids will have an amazing time trying out new games, songs, awesome science experiments, creative hands-on activities, and tasty snacks. The reality of God’s love and relevance in their everyday lives will have a new meaning while experiencing this VBS. All participants must register in advance at www.chcumc.org. Registration is open June 1 - 17. Cost is $15 per child. Payments are to be mailed to: Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Please make checks payable to: CHCUMC. Call Debbie at 412-751-0511 for any questions.

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Library News BELLE VERNON PUBLIC LIBRARY 505 Speer Street Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-929-6642 www.bellevernonlibrary.org Director: Adrianne McConville

Belle Vernon Public Library June Events Belle Vernon Public Library is partnering with Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania to host a donation drive fundraiser on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can help the library raise money by simply donating your gently used clothing, shoes, housewares, and more! The library earns money for every pound of donated items! For more information, call 724-872-0701.

BALDWIN BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY 41 Macek Dr #115 Pittsburgh, PA 15227 412-885-2255 www.baldwinborolibrary.org Technology and Marketing Librarian: Pam Calfo

Baldwin Borough Public Library June Events For all of our programs, please visit the library’s website: www.baldwinborolibrary.org. BBB Protecting Your Identity – Tuesday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. Identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States and one incident of ID fraud occurs every three seconds! Learn about the red flags of identity theft and type of information identity thieves are after, different examples of identity theft scams and what to do if you or someone you know becomes a victim of an identity thief. Registration required. Touch-a-Truck Family Event/Fundraiser – Saturday, June 17 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children of all ages can see their favorite vehicle up close and personal, climb in and get behind the wheel, honk the horn (no-

horn zone from 1-2 p.m.), and meet the men and women who drive the trucks! Fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, construction vehicles, and many special vehicles will all be ready and waiting at the Baldwin Borough Building located at 3344 Churchview Ave. Fundraiser cost of admission is $5/person or $10/family, whichever is cheaper, and will be held rain or shine! Introduction to Home Brewing Tuesday June 27 @ 6:30 p.m. Interested in brewing your own beer at home? Come learn the basics of home brewing, from equipent to ingredients with Robert Stokes, from South Hills Brewing Supply. Registration required. This program is for ages 21 and up only.

JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center 925 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 412-655-7741 www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org Director: Jan Reschenthaler

Jefferson Hills Library June Events All programs are open to the public at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Register online at www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or call the library at 412-655-7741. Adult Yoga Classes will continue throughout the summer Instructor: Linda Frost Tuition $5 per class Adult Yoga – Beginners and Intermediate Saturday mornings (no class on June 24, July 8, August 19) 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evenings 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program June 20 through July 27, 2017 Tuesday mornings for pre-school children – 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday mornings for children K-5 10 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday afternoon Tweens/Teens (6th to 12th grade) – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is still plenty of time to enjoy our exciting summer reading program that

includes “Hands on Building” themes about great buildings of the past, present and future, sharing foods from different cultures, and staying green in 2017.

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

Castle Shannon Library June Events Upcoming Programs for Children and Teens at the Library Please note that registration is appreciated for all youth programs. This helps us prepare adequate materials. Register for a program by stopping at the library, calling, or emailing Miss Heather at weleskih@einetwork.net. Summer Reading Club for Infants through Teens The theme for 2017 is “Build a Better World.” We will be spending time this summer building, discovering, sensing, transforming, and learning about diverse lifestyles. Track your reading and attend programs to receive fun and exciting prizes. Registration is appreciated for all programs to ensure enough supplies are prepared. Sign-ups begin at our summer reading kick-off family party on Saturday, June 10, from 1-4 p.m. at the library. More details about tracking reading and prizes will be announced on this date. Summer teading will last from June 10 and will end on August 19 at our annual summer reading wrap-up party (Logs must be turned in before August 15.) Upcoming Programs for Adults at the Library - To register for adult programs, please stop in or call the library at 412-5634552. OASIS Connections Computer Classes for Adults 50 & Older Registration is required. This program is being offered in partnership with Pittsburgh OASIS and is underwritten by The Fine Foundation. ALL COMPUTER CLASSES ARE HELD FROM 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Microsoft Excel Online Excel Online is a free, online version of the best known spreadsheet program ever. Even though it lacks the advanced features of Excel, it is a great app for the casual user. In this class you’ll learn the basics of Office Online use, including the use of OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution. You’ll learn how to create and format, print, and share simple documents. Dates: Wednesday, June 7, Friday, June 9 and Monday, June 12 Cost: $10 for all three classes Crafternoons for Adults at the Library What is it? An afternoon solely devoted to the joys of craft. Join us the third Wednesday of each month for Crafternoons. We will meet downstairs from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Bring your best craft ideas with you. This is an informal gathering and a chance to meet new people and learn new craft ideas. Adults ages 18 and over welcome only. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 21. This month’s theme will be lanterns! If you cannot make it in the afternoon, stop by between 6 – 8 p.m. that evening. Registration is appreciated for this program.

JOHN K. TENER LIBRARY 638 Fallowfield Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-8282 www.washlibs.org/john-k-tener Library Director: Toni Zbyl

John K. Tener Library June Events Tener Library Summer Book Celebration ALL programs are FREE, family-oriented events on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Library. Programs may be subject to change. June 4 - Family Kick-Off Beach Party Have lunch, make crafts, and play in the sand! June 11 - Sand Construction June 18 - *Better for Birds Presented by the Allegheny Land Trust Registration is required for this program; please call 724-483-8282. June 25 - Be a Pirate Day HUGE Annual Book Sale June 30 –July 7 - The book sale runs during regular library hours - 10:30 a.m. -7


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LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News... p.m. Mon-Thurs and Fri – Sun 12 – 4 p.m. The Library and sale is closed on July 4. Fund Summer Reading! Buy Tickets! Kennywood - $20! Idlewild - $15! Sandcastle - $15! Thank you for helping keep summer reading programs FREE! Please read your ticket(s) carefully! We are not responsible for any date issues. Book Club June 8 at 5:45 p.m. We will be talking about The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Join us! The library will be closed July 4. Have a happy holiday!

MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY 813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5409 www.washlibs.org/monongahela/

Monongahela Area Library June Events Saturday, June 3rd the library holds its bi-annual Fleatique Book Sale. Doors open at 8 a.m., so why not stop in? Flea market items will be available for sale, too! Story Time will be held June 6, 7, 13, 14, 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Miss Becky reads with the children, completes a small craft, and incorporates some block

play. Children ages 8 through twelve are welcome to join in on the K’nex Club at Monongahela Area Library. Participants will use K’nex to engineer moving toys. The club will meet at the library on Wednesdays, June 14 and 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present during the meeting period. On Tuesday, June 13, the library will hold a Theater and Writing Workshop from 4-6 p.m. for those between the age of 11 and 18. Join us for a fun evening of creativity as you expand upon your acting and writing abilities. Bring any writing materials you feel to be necessary. Registration is required due to limited space. Please call 724-258-5409 during business hours or stop by the library. Steve Haberman, the magician, joins us again this year for a “Build a Better World” Magic Show on Monday, June 26 from 6-7 p.m. This event is for children pre-school age through 8th grade. Registration is required due to limited space; call 724-258-5409 during business hours or stop by the library to sign up. Color Me Happy Hour is back! Teens and adults are welcome to join us Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for adult coloring. We have an assortment of coloring utensils and prints to choose from, or you can bring your own current work. Relax and socialize with fellow artistes! Registration is not required.

ROSTRAVER PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Plaza Drive Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5511 www.rostraverlibrary.org Director: Naomi Cross

Rostraver Public Library June Events Rostraver Public Library has lots of exciting things coming this summer! Please stop by, call or visit us online for more information and to register. Registration for the Summer Reading Program opens June 1. Weekly programs will be held on Fridays beginning June 9 at 10:30 a.m. Details for other special events will be included with registration packets. We will be holding a Vera Bradley BINGO at 2 p.m. on June 11 at Church of St. Anne. Tickets are available at the library for $20 and include 20 games and a dauber. Specials, food, and beverages will be available to purchase. Children are invited to participate in Great Growing @ Rostraver Library. The mornings of Monday - Wednesday, June 12 - 14, we will focus on different aspects of gardening. This garden bootcamp is available thanks to a generous grant from the Michael J. & Aimee Rusinko Kakos Fund. Build your own Robots! will take place on Wednesday, June 28. Children ages 9-

14 are welcome to experiment with robotics using Hummingbird and Finch kits. We will have laptops with completed robots or create your own from the sensors up.

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

Scott Township Public Library June Events FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (FoL) BOOK SORT, Volunteers Friday, June 9, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. - The Friends of the Scott Township Public Library request your assistance sorting books and materials for the 2017 October Book Sale. Sorts will be held the second Friday of each month in the small meeting room. Thank you! CONVERSATION SALON, Adults Monday, June 12, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Join us for an informal, civil discussion about current events. All viewpoints are welcome; the discourse is courteous. STPL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, Open to the public (Continued on page 64)


64 messengerpaper.com ————————————————————————————————————————— (Scott Township Library, Continued from page 63) Monday, June 12, 6:30pm – 8 p.m. - The board meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION, Adults Thursday, June 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - All are adults invited whether or not you have read the book. This month’s selection is any book of your choice by mystery author Lisa Jackson. SUMMER READING CLUB KICKOFF PARTY, Children of all ages Saturday, June 17, 11 p.m. – 1 p.m. Sign up for our summer reading program so that you can earn prizes for reading during the summer. Free food, face painting, henna, games, crafts, and fun! Bring a canned good as a donation to a local food pantry and you will be entered into a raffle for a prize! DECORATE A BIRD FEEDER, Children of all ages Thursday, June 22, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about birds, decorate a bird feeder to fill with bird seed and take home! Register at www.scottlibrary.org, ‘Calendar of Events’ or in the library. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (FoL) MEETING Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m. - FoL meetings are open to all members. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for August 24 and November 9. All library users are encouraged to become a member of the FoL. SENIOR LUNCH & LEARN: FINANCIAL FRAUD BINGO Friday, June 23, 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Eileen Mazza will be here to teach you how to avoid fraud, identity theft, scams and overcharging to become a more knowledgeable consumer. The message is reinforced with some fun bingo at the end of the program as well! Cost is $3 for whole lunch and program. Please pay and register by Wednesday, June 21 at the library. ADULT COLOR TIME Friday, June 23, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come relieve some tension and express your inner artist! Supplies are provided.

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

Whitehall Public Library June Events Internet Safety - Saturday June 3 @ 10:30 a.m. Learn how to navigate and search the web more effectively and safely. We’ll go over how to verify the reliability of a site,

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how to make secure transactions, and how to protect yourself against scams. Mouse and keyboard skills are required for this class. FREE - Registration required; call 412-882-6622. The Secrets of Landscape Design Tuesday June 6 @ 7 p.m. Join us for a down-to-earth tutorial on the “scope of ‘scape” with Penn State Horticulturalist Evan Evanovich of The Landscape Center. You’ll learn how to make your landscape complement, and even add value to, your house or business. We’ll reserve time for questions and refreshments will be served. FREE Registration required; call 412-882-6622. The Battle of the Philippine Sea: A Talk About the Turkey Shoot Wednesday June 7 @ 2 p.m. Join Naval Intelligence Officer Paul Taylor (Ret.) for a discussion about one of the largest naval air conflicts in world history, the Second World War’s Battle of the Philippine Sea. Providing a tense step-by-step timeline of the two-day battle, as well as its critical role in severely limiting the Japanese Navy’s power, Mr. Taylor will highlight the famous aerial portion of the conflict that came to be known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. His talk will also cover the particular aircraft and famous people involved in the struggle. Refreshments will be served. FREE - Registration required; call 412-882-6622. Extracting Health from Nature: A Talk About Essential Oils - Tuesday June 27 @ 7 p.m. Used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes, essential oils are now found in everything ranging from aromatherapy and household cleaning products to personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. The particles in essential oils come from distilling the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. Discover the root causes of newfound health! FREE - Registration required; call 412-882-6622.

WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 124 North Water St West Newton, PA 724-972-3229 www.wlnonline.org

West Newton Public Library June Events Hours - Monday and Wednesday, 12-6 p.m. Thursday, 12 - 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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June 3 -The library will host Stan Gordon at the Lions Field House, 507 Pittsburgh St., West Newton at 11:30 a.m. Stan is a leading authority and author of many books on aliens. There will be lite refreshments and the talk is free to the public, however, donations to the library will be accepted. Stan will also have his current and past books for sale. June 25 - West Newton Library is welcoming the authors of “Where’s Laura” at Gary’s Chuck Wagon Restaurant, 109 S. Second St. West Newton, at 1 p.m. for a $10 authors luncheon. Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or by phoning the library at 724-633-0798. Eight ladies that reside at Longwood at Oakmont and have lunch each call themselves the Tuesday Table Ladies and decided to join forces and write and publish their book. Come join us for a wonderful authors’ luncheon. The book is in the Westmoreland Library system, should you wish to read it ahead of time, or can be purchased at Barnes and Noble and will be available for purchase at the luncheon. July 21 and 22 - Our annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. at the Plummer House, S. Water St., West Newton. We are selling all books as ‘Fill a Bag for $5.’ Also, outside on the grounds, we will be selling our leftover jewelry from former sales. This is the sale you have all been waiting for. Donations The library is accepting donations of jewelry for next year’s sale. Items may be dropped off during regular hours. Also, good condition paperbacks, hardcover books may be donated up until the sale. NO Bibles, encyclopedias, or textbooks.

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

Monessen Public Library June Events “Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania” Lecture Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center welcomes UFO & Bigfoot Researcher and Author, Stan Gordon on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. He will present an illustrated lecture called “Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania” that will cover a history of UFOs, Bigfoot, and other strange incidents that have occurred in Westmoreland County and the surrounding Pittsburgh area, as well as

statewide. Stan will also give an update on more recent strange encounters that he has been investigating. He will also have a display of UFO & Bigfoot information and will be doing a book & DVD signing.” Colonel James Schoonmaker Birthday Party The Greater Monessen Historical Society will co-host a birthday celebration of Monessen Founder and Civil War hero, Colonel James Schoonmaker on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Library. In honor of the Colonel’s 175th birthday, free cake will be available from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Library. Library Hours Library hours are changing! Beginning June 1, the Library will be open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Library will be closed on Sunday and Friday. Mon Valley Genealogy Forum The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. New members are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Learn about new trends and websites for family tree research. One Book/One Community Book Lecture The Westmoreland Library Network will present the annual One Book/One Community book lecture at Monessen Library on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. This year’s selection is “Arthur and Sherlock” by Michael Sims, Greensburg Author. It tells the story of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the most famous detective of all time. Please contact the Library and register to receive a loaned copy of the book to read and participate. Alley’s Adventure Time Alley’s Adventure Time will be held on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Toddler Play Date Time will be on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Wacky Wednesdays are for ages 8 – 12 and will be held at 6 p.m. Pick up a copy of the Library Newsletter or the special Children’s Room schedule for a listing of our Children’s activities. Summer Reading Program The annual Summer Reading Program has become the Summer Learning Adventure, with the theme “Building a Better World.” Registration is required by June 9, 2017. The kickoff extravaganza will be held on Wednesday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. with loads of fun activities.

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ELM DESK white perfect for bedroom $155, new condition. Canon printer $15. Clothes storage armoire $30. Wood TV console $80. IKEA white wood bed frame great condition $75. 724941-2177 _____________________________________________ VERA BRADLEY SHOULDER/CROSS BODY PURSE; beautiful colors 13 x 9 excellent $15. Puppy/baby expanding gate to 40 inches; excellent $10. Vintage collectible cast iron receipt note bill spike spindle; green metal from the 30’s only $10. Vintage Inarco Baby elephant porcelain planter $5. Vintage Ruben Hickory Dicory Dock Porcelain planter, Japan $5. Vintage Riviera playing cards new in cellophane, collectible $5. Steering Wheel covers Black with light wood grip, new in box only $10. Insulated cooler/tote bag; collapsible; brand new beautiful colors $20. Beach chairs lightweight aluminum low boys 2 for $20. Vintage, collectible Friar Tuck (monk) ashtray/trinket dish from Germany $45. South Carolina gamecocks large deluxe Barbecue set; brand new in package $25. Vintage celery dish from Japan with colonial couples trimmed in 24 carat gold; only $15. Digital Grilling fork brand new with batteries only $10. Vintage Candy dish in chrome insert with retractable lid $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ Crossbow, vintage HORTON 35th Anniversary, 4x32 scope, sling, quiver/4 arrows/field tips, rope/pulley cocker, belt buckle, rail lube, wax, sharpener, field tip target and case - $350.00 John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ BOOKS, VINTAGE (1950) Industrial Arts Woodworking, by John L. Feirer - $15.00, vintage (1979) Album of Astronomy, by Tom McGowen - $15.00. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making, John L. Feirer, 1954 - $40.00. Wood Handbook, No. 72, 1955, U.S. Department of Agriculture - $15.00. John at 724483-1271 _____________________________________________ WALTHER P38 - 9MM Parabellum – leather holster – 2 clips all NEW in box - $775 - call 724-570-0108 and leave message. Mossberg model 35A training rifle-22LR- 24 inch heavy barrel – complete with original peep sights -$175 , Marlin model 917V – NEW – 17HMR Bolt Action – Bull Barrel - scope -$250 , Savage – NEW – 22 Magnum – Bolt Action – clip -Simmons scope $375. 30-40 KRAG - US Springfield Armory 1898 all original $750 , Colt 1851 Navy Revolver – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – Unfired in pristine condition - $800. Davis Industries P380 – semi automatic – 380 caliber – made in the USA – nice pocket carry or back up gun - $90. Call 724570-0108 and leave message _____________________________________________ 3206 CUB CADET 20HP, 48” deck. LGT-1054 Cub Cadet 26HP, 54” deck. LTX-1040 Cub Cadet 19HP, 42” deck. LT2000 Craftsman 14 HP, 42” deck. Track Vac 5HP, hooks up to tractor. Troybilt Tiller 5HP. Chip & Vac 5HP with bag and book. Lawn cart to hook up to tractor. Trailer for the road 4x4. 412-295-7526 _____________________________________________ 10HP GENERATOR, 5000 watt with books. Electric guitar Campera, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, accurate tuning, maximum sustain tips and tricks DVD. 412-295-7526 _____________________________________________ $2 SALE. EACH ITEM $2. Pittsburgh Steelers Mini Flag, Dr. Scholl's Full Cushion Back Massager with heat, George Foreman Grill, Hosta's 10 per pot, Vintage Oil Lamp, Potpourri Oil Rain, McCoy Mug with poodle, 8 NRA Magazines, Men's Neck Ties, New Red Knit Dog Sweater, Ceramic Tea Pot, Misc. china and glassware, items added to the list daily. Call 724-747-4693 (Near Trax Farm) _____________________________________________ BATTLECREEK MASSAGE TABLE, aluminum adjustable legs with facial cutout, has carrying case, $230. 412-653-3848 _____________________________________________ BOYS RANCH OAK BEDROOM FURNITURE, 10 pcs, twin/bunk beds, ladder, rail, double dresser with mirror, desk, chair, chest of drawers, floor lamp, $1000.00. 412-653-3848 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE SPINET WRITING DESK with key, excellent condition, $225.00. 412-854-2226 _____________________________________________ ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER, 1985 TCA 700, excellent condition, $50.00. 724-246-7524 _____________________________________________ 8 1/2’ ALUMINUM BREAK, great condition, $600. 724-2467524 _____________________________________________ 5 STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70H x 32W x 20D, 5 for $80 or $25 each. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________

STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE, excellent condition, like new, $60. 412-835-7895 _____________________________________________ FLY POLE & REEL, chest waders insulated, size 10, fishing vest &_____________________________________________ net, everything new $300 value, $125.00. 724-366-9524 WOMEN’S CLOTHING (dresses, pantsuits, blouses), size 11 and 13, some are brand new with tags still on. Call Ester at 412576-0263 or 724-379-9263 _____________________________________________ SPORTING SHOTGUN Remington 1100, new still in box, clean, never used, $700. 2 in one utility wagon, never used, still in box, $70. New grille topper, new, still in box, $70. 412-881-7549 _____________________________________________ OVER 500 ORIGINAL COLLECTOR LPP'S from the 50's, 60's and 70's. $10 and up - buy all for a deal. Call 724-929-4975 _____________________________________________ STOVE, G.E. ELECTRIC, self-cleaning, 30 inch, free standing, black glass front, clean, $100.00. Call 724-348-7426 almond, _____________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN, 2 Girls, Aluminum 26", 21 speed, good condition $45.00 each. Serta Memory Foam Mattress 3" Topper. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $40.00. Sweeper, Dirt Devil Quick Path. Excellent Condition, pd $40.00 sell for $12.00. Call 724-929-3891. _____________________________________________ 4 AND 1/2' DEEP ABOVE GROUND Pool City swimming pool with new ladder and cartridge filter. Very good condition. Asking $1000 or best offer. email collsom@msn.com or call 412-4752032. _____________________________________________ PENGUIN STANLEY CUP Playoff Tickets, (2) 412-780-5998 _____________________________________________ CAR RAMPS HEAVY DUTY $20.00 (2). Pump Jacks 2 for $20.00 or 4 for $35.00. Roof Brackets 4 for $20.00. 724-7087898. _____________________________________________ RUGER SUPER RED HAWK w/scope 3x9 454, 45 colt, $700. Lady’s leather jacket $50 obo. White sewing machine w/book & key, $175 obo. Chains, new, fit 245/75/16 no bigger, $50. Cat afghan crochet new $200. Off white afghan w/black roses, ground edge, $175. 484-866-2278 _____________________________________________ MAHOGANY TABLE 54" X 41". Includes oval pad with 2 matching chairs. $100 412-833-1084 _____________________________________________ 2007 THUNDER MOTOR SPORT DUNE BUGGY Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,900 OBO. (412) 999-4332 _____________________________________________ 2000 SANDPIPER TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 8, two slide outs, full bath, one king size bedroom many extras. Call 724-8724193 or 724-454-2107. _____________________________________________ DINING ROOM SET, excellent condition, table with leaf and pads, 6 chairs, new upholstered and a china hutch, $400 - 412977-0940. _____________________________________________ LEATHER MEN’S JACKET, black. Excellent condition, size L. Asking $40. 412-884-6815 _____________________________________________ SERTA MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $45.00 Call 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ SWEEPER, DIRT DEVIL QUICK PATH. Excellent Condition' pd $40.00 sell for $15.00. Call 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ FIVE BATHROOM SINK TOPS $100. One kitchen sink, double, 18.5” x 33.5”-$35. Shower doors, frosted, 29.5” x 55.5” - $25. Tables, folding, with tops, heavy duty. 5 foot & 8 foot, -$75 for all. Screens, window, aluminum, 8 different sizes. $20 for all. Oak, furniture grade, 7 foot - $45. Sink, antique porcelain, 21” x 24” with hardware $25. Call 630-220-9155 _____________________________________________ COMPUTER DESK LIGHT WOOD metal base good condition $20. Large China closet table and 6 chairs cherry wood $750.00. Lamps $25 per set. Cherry wood dressers 1-tall -1 low with mirror $400 for both. Wood dressers with black top 2nightstand 2- low dressers and mirror 5 pieces $400. Box of bar glasses $10. Box of picture frames $5. Several boxes of books $25.412-854-5872 _____________________________________________ PARTS FOR A 2010 DODGE RAM 1/2 ton pick-up truck: 1. Big Horn/chrome tail-light covers - $50.00, 2. Hood - $700.00, 3. Tail-gate - $300.00, 4. Splash Guards - $50.00 - John at 724483-1271. _____________________________________________ LARGE PROVINCIAL, PECAN COFFEE TABLE, curved legs, 19H 29W 49L make offer. 412-996-7884 _____________________________________________


June 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— COLLECTABLES: 1. Glass mug, HOPALONG CASSIDY, Hoppy #15 - $30.00, 2. BB Gun, DAISY #25, slide and wood stock $95.00, 3. BB Gun, DAISY Targeteer, #118 target special $75.00, 4. Thermometer sign, COCA-COLA pre 1950 die cut $75.00, 5. Cork gun, THE SCOUT, 30" long, wood stock/metal barrel - $125.00, 6. Cork gun, DAISY Victory, #85 Commando/strap - $125.00, 7. Toy rifle, wood/star trigger, 36" long - $125.00, 8. Cap gun/bullet, NICHOL'S Paint - $40.00 OBO John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ 23.8 CU. FT. WHITE KENMORE REFRIGERATOR with top mount freezer. Humidity controlled crisper, glass shelves, No ice maker. Model # 253.62112011. H 69" x W 29 1/2" x D 34 3/4" $250.00. Tappan electric stove with self-cleaning oven. White and black model TEF351EWJ. Two 8" burners and two 6" burners. Power cord attached. H 46 1/2 x W 30" x D27 1/2. $250.00. Contact biriswkbscheuerle@verizon.net anytime or 724-3264835 on weekends 8 am to 8 pm. _____________________________________________ COMPOUND BOW, VINTAGE PEARSON Hunter Classic, 31" @ 60 lb., cloth carrying case, quiver/4 arrows/field tips and camo cover - $150.00 (Arrows - $4.00 each, broadheads - $4.00 each and field tips - $0.50 each) John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ KING SIZE QUILT - Off-white with flowers on it. $50. 724-2220936 _____________________________________________ LADIES BLACK LEATHER JACKET - Size Large. Like New! $60. 724-222-0936 _____________________________________________ PRE HUNG DOOR 32” w/window, never used $25. Wood storage cupboard white 70” h x 23” w, good condition, $25. 724348-5243 _____________________________________________ KLING SOLID MAPLE COLONIAL DINING TABLE with 6 chairs, 2 extender leaves and table protector pads, matching Kling colonial maple hutch, and Kincaid solid wood lighted corner cabinet all for $500. Sears Kenmore zig-zag sewing machine in cabinet never used $75. Stained antique white twin bed with chest and nightstand $100. West Branch Novelty Co. cedar chest over 75 years old $100. Rocker with tapestry seat over 75 yrs old $75. Chair with fabric covered seat over 75 yrs old $75. Catnapper brand leather power lift recliner never used, paid $950 will sell for $500. Call 724-929-4587 _____________________________________________ ENSURE AND ENSURE PLUS variety of flavors, shakes in a can, asking 90 cents per can average cost is $1.50 per can. approx. 100 cans. Call: 412-650-1719 _____________________________________________ DIAL HAIR AND BODY WASH 14 total, 7.5 oz. and Johnsons baby shampoo 5 total 3 0z., $25.00 for all. Call: 412-650-1719 _____________________________________________ SOLID WOOD FURNITURE MADE by Munire. Included in the set is a dresser with mirror, bookcase, armoire, bed. The bed can be changed from a crib to a toddler to a full size. Crib/toddler mattress and full size mattress available. All hardware and extra parts for bed conversion are present. Retailed for about $4000. I am asking $1500 but am willing to negotiate. Contact me by email at b_spence03@hotmail.com or text/call 412-527-4223. _____________________________________________ COMPLETE DOUBLE BED and matching dresser with mirror. Bedspread and valances included. Excellent condition. 724-4836130. _____________________________________________ ACCORDION, 1946, General Detroit, needs bellows. $100. 724246-7524. _____________________________________________ ONE COFFEE TABLE and two side tables in French provincial style, good condition $100. Call 724-348-6249 _____________________________________________ COLOR TV, 26", LG, flatscreen, hardly used, $60. Call (724) 379-4162 _____________________________________________ SINGER SERGER SEWING MACHINE, brand new, never used. Paid $300 originally, asking $200. 412-884-9439. _____________________________________________ BINOCULARS, LEUPOLD BX-3, 10x32mm, Mojave - $250.00, 2. Rangefinder, LEUPOLD RX-1200i TBR - $250.00 Call John at (724) 483-1271 _____________________________________________ Weight set, Marcy – standard, 72” weight bar, curl bar, two dumbbell bars, plus 285# total plates, $95. 724-239-2575 _____________________________________________ DREXEL HERITAGE ORIENTAL CHINOISERIE CHINA CABINET, mfc. 1980’s, Cherry with gold details, lighted glass shelving with plate inserts, 2 pc construction, 4 door bottom section, measures 80”h x 54”w x 12” d. $1500. 412-833-1084 or jacqui302@yahoo.com

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MANY, MANY COOKBOOKS, OLD AND NEW, $2.00 to $10.00 or best offer. 724-348-6704 _____________________________________________ RED HEAVY COAT, like new, size large, $20. 724-348-6704 _____________________________________________ Aquatic turtle tank with 24" tall Oak stand. Custom made with built in ramp and basking platform. Metal screen cover. Filter, lamp, accessories included. 48" wide x 24" tall x 17" back to front. $350 Call 724-258-8393 _____________________________________________ JIGSAW PUZZLES, over 30 quality 1000 piece puzzles, $3/00 each, 2 for $5.00, call 724-872-0208 _____________________________________________ MOTORS repair/flat rate, truck manuals 1935-92, Chiltons repair/flat rate 1953-92, motors auto wiring 1941-64, engines/electrical 1957/1984, emissions/tune-up 1986. 724797-3779 _____________________________________________ 1990’S COCA-COLA/ERTL ornaments and collectables. 724797-3779 _____________________________________________ LEATHER BOMBER COAT, size large, movie Rocky (Russia), real sheepskin sleeves/collar, new, paid $600 sell $250. 724-3669524 _____________________________________________ WALLEYE FISHING POLE, Loomis (best), perfect gift, new, paid $400 sell $150. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ PRE HUNG DOOR 32” with window, never used, $30. Wood storage cupboard, white, 2 doors, good cond, 70” h x 32” w x 20” d. $25. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ LIKE NEW BEDSIDE TOILET w drop arms for easy access, used only 9 weeks, $45. 412-230-6976 _____________________________________________ USED HP COMPUTER, keyboard, printer, printer, complete $125. 412-230-6976 _____________________________________________ CALLAWAY XR DRIVER 9-10-11 degree, used one time 724263-6909 _____________________________________________ FIVE 2 FT SQUARE BAR TABLE with chrome pedestal mount, used but good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $75 cash. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ FIVE 6 FT DIA. CENTER FOLD TABLES ON WHEELS, fair to good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $175 cash, call 724258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ CHRISTMAS INDOOR NATIVITY MANGER SET with stable; colorful, beautiful $25. Houseplants, beautiful purple passion, ivy, Christmas cactus, lemon, orange 6 for $25. Walker (Rollater) with 2 wheels, and seat; light weight and folds easily, new $50. Sweeper electric Bissel with attachments, lightweight, like new $49.99. Desk with shelf, great for home or college, metal, light weight only $25. Bed Pads for incontinence, quilted soft and wet proof, 4 for $20. Cookie tins all kinds and sizes for cookies, candy , gifts, 20 for $20. Diapers, all sizes and styles, 3 packages $20. Bacteriostatic water treatment system unit, under sink, instructions included, new $29.99. Sweeper, Eureka electric, very light weight for easy use, new $20. Canes and walkers, very reasonable, call for price. 412-833-3377 _____________________________________________ GE BLACK APPLIANCES – BRAND NEW, NEVER USED – All 3 for $700 or, if sold separately, see below: 30 inch free-standing Gas Range (GE Model No. JGB620DEFBB) - 5.0 cu. ft. oven capacity, electronic touch pad oven controls, precise simmer burner, self-clean oven, sealed cook top burner: $450; Dishwasher with Front Controls (GE Model No. GDF510PGJ0BB) - Piranha hard food dispenser with removable filter, dedicated silverware jets, space maker silverware basket, cabinet depth installation, clean design inner door, American gray plastic tub interior, 4 touchpad electronic tactile buttons, front control: $250; 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave (GE Model No. JVM 3162DJBB) - 1,000 Watts, auto and time defrost, turntable on/off, two-speed 300 CFM venting system: $100. South Park area - Call – 412-596-0253 _____________________________________________ BUNK BEDS w/mattresses, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 _____________________________________________ ICE CUBE TRAYS, vintage Frigidaire aluminum removable insert; perfect, collectible 2 - $20. Tote/picnic insulated basket/ great for shopping, beach, etc brand new $20. Beach chairs, lightweight aluminum, folds easy, like new, 2 for $25. Memory foam mattress, queen, 3 inches, new $75. Golf iron, brand new 6 iron from Taylor made, $10. Ladies shoe boots, size 9m, by Sporto,

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brown suede, $10. Christmas acrylic snowmen, lamp and figurine both $20. Sonic Bam Bam Dancing Gorilla, moves to any noise, loads of fun $10. Ladies scarf, brand new from Mexico, 60 x 19 1/2, multi-color with small beads $20. Doll Vintage, plays "O What A Beautiful Morning" new in box $20. Doll, Victorian with beautiful curls, parasol and colorful outfit, 23 in new in box $30. Doll, Mother Hubbard with bakers hat, apron and rolling pin, new $20. Doll, "Alexa" numbered and retired from Boyds Bear Collection, new in box $20. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ MEGA BLOCKS 200 count in storage chest $25. Memory foam 3 in mattress overlay for queen bed new $75. Easy bake oven complete with pans, spatula and no mixes $10. Repunzel Doll 11 inches with beautiful dress and hair $5. Zoomer zuppy, pink with tutu and instruction leaflet $10. Barbie Swimming pool with umbrella and steps perfect $10. Childs Dansk flatware 3 piece vintage, fork, knife and spoon with train, boat and house on handle all $10. Towel bar chrome 18 in brand new in box $10. Ladies sporto shoe boot brown suede; size 9M like new $10. Blue tooth headphone connects to smartphones and tablets; new in box $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ ADULT DIAPERS, tabs, pull ups, 3 packages $20. Desk, metal perfect for college student; drop leaf, $25. Bissell sweeper light weight with attachments, perfect $50. Luggage 2 brand new jaguar carry ons; 2 luggage $10 each. Houseplants, purple passion, lemon, orange , philadendron, 6 for $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 5 PIECE SOLID WOOD OUTDOOR SEt pretty basket weave design $100. Large expensive like new Old English jewelry armoire cherry finish $120. New large quantity steel designer courtyard fencing & poles $100 for all. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ NEW LARGE EXPENSIVE WOOD LATTICE POTTING TABLE w/shelf & drawer $110. Large vintage painting in expensive wood gold leaf frame $3000. 4 large beautiful vintage designer etched glass mirrors $700 each. Vintage solid Oak wood rectangular desk/table with 2 drawers & shelf $199. New large designer glass lamp with flower petal shade $50. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1920-30 LARGE SOLID WOOD CURVED TRIPLE MIRROR VANITY with bench & 4 spacious drawers $500. Large expensive designer wall rack with cup hooks $180. Vintage Sears Roebuck Silvertone 1940’s tube radio in Cherry wood cabinet $1500. Vintage Duncan Phyfe solid Mahogany wood dining set: China cabinet $399, buffet $375, pedestal table (needs work) $40, three chairs $5 each. 4 piece vintage solid Mahogany wood bedroom set with granite look finish & metal shelves $600. Designer Nordik Country French large carved wood rectangular table with bottom shelf & drawer $300. 2 new designer curly wrought iron basket weave top side tables $60 each. Text 412819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 DESIGNER FOLDABLE GARDEN CHAIRS with finials pad $39 each. Antique Red Eye Singer Sewing machine with solid wood 4 drawered cabinet $500. Like new heavy duty Morse sewing machine with 4 drawered Cherry cabinet $250. 2 designer curly wrought iron garden chairs $25 each. New large designer glass table with curved steel legs $55. New large designer quality flower pots $25 each. 3 designer silver metal/wood spacious storage cabinets $70 each. Entire designer junior clothing used $.75 each. Large rectangular vintage painting in carved Fruitwood frame $3000. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS @ Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown PA. Two (2) Companion (side by side) Mausoleum Crypts at the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Garden Building # 2 Section 2-B Crypt # 30 & 31 Level # 3. This sets' current value is $21,750.00 and is an Excellent Location in Garden Building #2 Level 3. There are no more crypts available until new mausoleum is built. Selling at $11,750.00 or best reasonable offer. Contact 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _____________________________________________ LOGITECH QUICK CAM FUSION VIDEO SENSOR with light tech, in package $19.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $149.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $49. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________

BUILDINGS (5), place on your train platform near RR tracks, new/boxed, $18+. Pillows, many shapes/sizes, like new $3.00+. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Tables, wrought iron, 2 end + coffee table, excellent quality, very sturdy, $119 all. Artwork/paintings/ndianart/ vases/landscapes/flowers/ fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/Shervert/Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $20.00. 15 decorated cans, $.50. Lamps, good quality $15. Electric range parts, 8"snap-in burner, +220 cord w/ plug-ins to hook up, $8.00 ea, new never used. Water purifier, never used, still boxed, $55. Appliances – Oster blender, Krups coffee- tea pot, Farberware stainless coffee/tea pot, all perfect, $9.00+. Folding chair, silver padded seat, new, still wrapped $12.00. Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ DISHES, 4 OR 8 PLACE SETTINGS, still boxed, never used, $19+. Bowling ball + leather carrying case, men's Brunswick, exc. Cond, $17.00. Telephone/clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, $59. Chaise lounge/bench 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $225. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $110. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2900. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $3,099 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $1,099. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $395. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ PLACEMATS/TEACH KIDS BIBLE STORIES, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $4.50 each. (2) cabinets, Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ DESIGNER DRESSES/jackets/jeans/tops + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, $5.00+. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags – lg/sm, Heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ EQUALIZERS STEREO SOUND/GRAPHICS/MONITOR /tape/ plugs/12 bands, perfect condition $49. Mouse, Microsoft for computers, like new $5.00. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ POWER WHEELS HARLEY DAVISON MOTORCYCLE $120. Pirate ship pool $35. Kids picnic table and 2 chairs $25.00. Portable highchair $40.00. Vtech train $65. Potty train tape $8.00. 1 dark wood end table $10.00. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 _ X 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table lightwood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Boys moto bike $90.00. Plastic wagon $50. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $50.00. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. 12 long panels of sheers & valences lavender/plum paid $145.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Antique lamp $225.00. Antiques desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. Miscellaneous Griprite boxes of screws and nails etc. various prices. Miscellaneous paint qts, 1 gal and 5 gallon $5.00 to $20.00. 724-745-3963 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Park. Garden of All Faiths - Lawn Crypt. Includes lot, vault, memorial, granite and vase. 724-379-6866. _____________________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _____________________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING FOR HOUSES, Barns, Sheds. Close outs, Returns, Seconds, Overruns, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. slateroadsupply.com 717-445-5222 _____________________________________________


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----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY COMPANION LAWN CRYPT Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _____________________________________________ NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE! MULTI FAMILY. All types of items for sale! Saturday June 10th 9 am-2 pm. Falmouth Drive, Radstock Drive, Sodbury Drive South Park, Near Evans Field. _____________________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ COMPANION – will help you with your loved one. Experienced. 412-653-1195 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 LOTS $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-7479030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (DONORA), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ DONATE A CAR to a young Christian girl with three children (2 are special needs). Please help if you can. Thank you. Call 724621-0505 _____________________________________________ EASY CASH! - Sell your old baseball cards! Ex-husband, old boyfriend, or adult kids who no longer want or need their old cards? I will buy them from you! Also buying football, basketball and hockey cards! Find an old box of sportscards in the garage or attic? Give me a call today. 412-760-2291. _____________________________________________ LAWNBOY MOWERS - Used Lawnboy mowers. All 2-cycle. Gold & silver. All self propelled. Great Shape. Also wanted to buy used Lawnboys and Honda. Call 724-745-6489. _____________________________________________ KITTENS - Healthy Herbal kittens. FREE to a good home. 8weeks old. 3 male and 3 female. 5 orange and white, and 1 black and white. 724-929-4189 or 724-929-2486 _____________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-217-3942 _____________________________________________ CALL CANADA DRUG CENTER to find Affordable International Medications! Safe, reliable & affordable! Plus, get a FREE 2017 Calendar! Call 855-389-3862 Now! _____________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2000 and Newer. Nation’s Top Car Buyer! Free Towing From Anywhere! Call Now: 1-800-864-5960. _____________________________________________ CASH PAID FOR UNEXPIRED, SEALED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. HIGHEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4DiabeticSupplies.com _____________________________________________ CELL PHONE BILL TOO HIGH? Call now and see how you can save. National 4G coverage for less! 855-663-0120 _____________________________________________ LOCAL DRIVERS WANTED! Be your own boss. Flexible hours. Unlimited earning potential. Must be 21 with valid U.S. drivers license, insurance & reliable vehicle. Call 888-913-3007 _____________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? 60+ yrs old? May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 888-853-3432 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket _____________________________________________

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------------ PETS -------BEAGLE MALE, one year old, AKC, all shots, fully trained on rabbit, $750.00. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ YOUNG CATS - Spayed and Neutered, all shots, litter trained, FeLuk tested, loving cats fostered in homes, adoption fee $40. 724-258-8380 _____________________________________________ KITTENS - Healthy Herbal kittens. FREE to a good home. 8weeks old. 3 male and 3 female. 5 orange and white, and 1 black and white. 724-929-4189 or 724-929-2486 _____________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724941-5737. _____________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------WANT ABOUT 10 ACRES in Washington, Fayette or Greene county, to build a family home. Please call 724-222-5257 or email bill-3@comcast.net _____________________________________________ CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LOT in the Finleyville/Gastonville area. Please call 412-655-3256. _____________________________________________ MONONGAHELA APT FOR RENT, 1 one bedroom, 2nd floor, secure, locked building. Semi furnished, appliances, free garbage removal, non-coin operated laundry facility. Off-street parking. Close to bus line, and senior citizen discount. 724-931-4767 _____________________________________________ 2BR/1BATH HOUSE for sale located at 220 Otto St, Belle Vernon. $69,900. Cornet lot. Detached garage. New roof. Several renovations. Call/text 724-880-7305. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom ranch style home in Elizabeth with yard. Located in nice neighborhood. All appliances $850 month - water, sewage & garbage included. Call after 5pm 724518-4667 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 EACH, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.


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------------ SERVICES -------SENIOR CARE AT HOME - 15 years experience with elderly and dementia. Quality dependable care, compassionate. Assist with daily life. Peace of mind and more, called Darlene 724-2928460 _____________________________________________ RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 _____________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-7088430 _____________________________________________ DEPENDABLE GRASS CUTTER AND TRIMMING. Please call 724-396-0660. Senior Discount! _____________________________________________

GRASS CUTTING - Mon Valley area, call Rich 724-258-5539. Affordable and Reliable. _____________________________________________ LANDSCAPING - Aeration/dethatching/over-seeding. Early Spring cleanup -- book early. Grass cutting, French drains and Walls rebuilt. Composite deck cleaning, vinyl railing, and fence cleaning. 412-401-0839 _____________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING AND MULCHING. Call Cory 412-715-6778, honest and reliable. _____________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING (bold) - residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412-4616268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _____________________________________________ HANDYMAN, drywall finishing, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, free estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 _____________________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD CARE in my home. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937-844-3812 _____________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412-381-5242 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. _____________________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. FREE ESTI-

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PAIN TREATMENT APPLIANCES Q: Why Should I Buy A Weber Gas Grill? A:

The answer extends beyond gas grills to cars, toys, electronics, homes and anything else with a use or exchange value. Quality. Weber balances quality with price and personal accommodations like size, features, color, etc. Many customers walk into Highway Appliance and declare "I want a Weber grill." When asked, most do not know the models, sizes, features or colors available nor what they would prefer if availability were not an issue. This is because Weber branding has "Pothole" Highway Appliances become synonymous with reliable quality and service. Any Weber grill owner who has decided to save a few dollars on a new grill by buying the ever-changing models at the local Big Box store quickly realizes the huge difference in value that a few extra dollars buys. What is it worth to save one hundred dollars if eight months later the ignitor breaks -- and the replacement part does not exist? Every replacement part of a Weber gas grill can be changed and Weber rewards dealers who make repair parts available at the retail level. Weber has been manufacturing barbeque grills for several decades and they never branched off into making tents, lamps or jackets. All they make is BBQ grills and grilling tools, books and accessories. Caring about the food you cook on your Weber is not a marketing gimmick because Weber is a true barbeque company. All they make is BBQ grills and they do it great. Service partners, like Highway Appliance, are set up to provide warranty service onsite for immediate repair of any problem experienced with Weber grill parts. Availability of replacement grill parts is very important as a typical Weber barbeque will be in service for over ten years. Stop in today and check out the quality of a Weber Gas Grill for yourself. 2214 Rt. 88, Dunlevy (Exit 40 off Interstate 70, and just minutes off Rt. 43) 724-326-5616 www.highwayappliance.com

Q: What are the common types of pain? A: Nerve related pain, muscle related pain, bone related pain, organ related pain, psychogenic pain, cancer related pain.

Q: What are the common sites of pain? A: Back pain, neck pain, extremity pain, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, thoracic pain, facial pain, generalized aches, joint pain.

Arif Rafi, MD Therapeutic Interventional Pain Center

Q: What is the cause of back pain? A: It is usually due to the body's natural response to injury or degenerative conditions of the spine. Most of the time it is resolved by time and does not require surgical intervention. Healing time is usually about 6 weeks. Sudden pain could be due to overstretched muscles or ligaments. It could be due to acute herniation of the disc between the vertebras. Acute injury to vertebral bodies (compression fracture) could cause sudden pain. Transforaminal nerve compression could also cause pain and weakness. Chronic back/neck pain is more common. It is due to degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs.

Q: What treatments are available? A: Medications (anti inflammatory, muscle relaxants, neuropathic medication, narcotic medication, oral steroids, local anesthetics), physical therapy/chiropractic, acupuncture, epidural steroid injections and advanced interventional procedures (many types), surgeries. Chronic back/neck pain is more common. It is due to degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs.

S U R G I C E N T E R Spartan Surgi-Center, 100 Stoops Drive, Monongahela, AP 15063 412-377-1152

Arif Rafi, MD Therapeutic Interventional Pain Center 100 Stoops Drive, Suite 240 Monongahela, PA 15063 724-483-4282 office 724-483-4078 fax

Jose Ramirez Del Toro, MD The Orthopedic Group 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 140 Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5802 office 724-379-5874 fax


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