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LaVerne Zollars Forbes Celebrates 100th Birthday LaVerne Zollars Forbes celebrated her 100th birthday on May 23, 2019. She was born LaVerne Leis on May 23, 1919 at home in Clairton. She is the second of four children and the only girl. Her brothers are Bud, Jack and Bill Leis. After graduating from Clairton High School in 1938, LaVerne attended business school and became a secretary for BlueCross/Blue Shield. On September 11, 1945 LaVerne married James Zollars. They had two children, Charlene and Richard Zollars. LaVerne’s husband, James died at age 46 in 1966 and she later remarried Donald Forbes in 1975 and became stepmother to Cheryl and James Forbes. Donald died in 1999. Over the years, LaVerne has enjoyed sewing, playing cards and baking. She sent care packages of baked good to her children, nieces and nephews while they were attending college. Her specialties were cookies and nut rolls. But her real love has always been music and dancing. LaVerne’s husbands were dancers, too and she enjoyed going out dancing quite often. LaVerne now calls Arrowood at Southwestern home, where she has resided since 2014. At 100 years old she is an active activities participant, especially morning exercise and bingo, and she still strolls the Arrowood grounds. She especially enjoys the entertainers that Arrowood provides. She can be found singing and tapping her feet to the music!! She has a wonderful sense of humor and is a pleasure to spend time with. Happy Birthday LaVerne!

Summer Lunch Concerts in Venetia Wrights’s United Methodist Church will be hosting Summer Lunch Concerts during June and July. Concerts will be held from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm in the Historic Village of Venetia at Wrights UMC, located at 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Lunch will be served for just $5. For more information, call 724-348-5718. Concert dates and performances are listed below. • June 5 - Dempseytown Ramblers Bluegrass • June 12 - Abbey Players Cast of " Children of Eden" in concert • June 19 - Julie Wright, Pianist/songwriter • June 26 - Jamie Wright, Guitarist/Singer Extraordinaire Italian favorites

The Birthday Girl! - Laverne, (at right), pictured with her daughter Charlene.

PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE OF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will hold events to collect household chemical products known as “household hazardous waste” such as cleaners, paints, stains and varnishes, batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products containing potentially hazardous chemicals. The cost to safely dispose of materials at all collections will be $3/gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. The 2019 chemical collection events are: • June 22 – Fayette County (Fairgrounds) • July 20 – Washington County (Wild Things Park) • Sept. 21 – Allegheny County (South Park) For more information, visit or call 412-488-7452.


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO JUNE 1 ROSTRAVER LIBRARY GOLF OUTING - 8:00 a.m. registration, shotgun start 9:00 a.m., Cedarbrook Golf Course. The cost is $100 per player / $400 per foursome, and singles and twosomes are welcome! Registration includes 18 holes (Scramble), golf cart, hot dog & drink at the turn, buffet dinner, and door prize. Prizes are awarded to first place foursome, and singles and doubles will be combined into foursome. Please register and pay at Rostraver Public Library. Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs. MIGHTY WURLITZER CONCERT – 7:30 p.m., Keystone Oaks Auditorium, 1000 Kelton Ave., Dormont, PA. Door open 6:45 p.m., free parking available adjacent just off McNeilly Road. The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society maintains the Pittsburgh area’s only Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ still operating in a public venue. The PATOS mission is to keep the unique sounds of the theatre organ alive in Pittsburgh by presenting the instrument regularly throughout the year. Theatre Organist Clark Wilson, a Pittsburgh favorite, will include concert selections, plus Clark’s live accompaniment to two Laurel & Hardy silent comedy shorts. Tickets are available at or at the Admission is $15

in advance, or $20 at the door. Students are free with ID. RYSE PRO WRESTLING – 7:00 p.m.., The Stronghold Arena, Former Cinema at the Laurel Mall, Connellsville. Advanced tickets $12 at General Admission at the door: $15. Children under 12: $8. rysewrestling/

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FLEATIQUE – 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Monongahela located at 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 information


FLEA MARKET – 1-5:00 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi’s Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Ave. Finleyville. Sponsors The Finleyville Food Pantry. Also be a $2.00 Meal Deal of Sloppy Joe or Hot Dog, Chips, Drink, and Dessert. Please contact Pat Trumpie at 412616-7573 with any questions or donations for the flea market. TOP GOLF PARTY DAY BENEFITS NBV COMMUNITY BANK PARK – 2-5:00 p.m., Top Golf, located directly off interstate 70 in Bridgeville, PA. Skilled and non-skilled golfers alike are invited to join the party. Cost is

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PETERS TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATS MEETING – 1-3:00 p.m., All registered Democrats and friends are welcome. E-mail with questions and location information.

JUNE 3 COMMEMERATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO MOON LANDING, “AVIATION NOW & THE FUTURE OF SPACE” – 6:00 p.m., Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center, 326 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA. Lecture by Robert Allison, “Aviation Now & the Future of Space”. The audio-visual presentation on aeronautics will cover the history of the Wright Brothers, dreams of going to the moon, the first moon landing, the future of space and more! Light refreshments will be served.


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am to 1:00 pm, at The Whitehall House, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227 (Located behind the John F. Slater Funeral Home). Todd DePastino knows how to tell a good story. As an award-winning historian, that’s his job. But for the past decade, he’s been focused on listening. And the stories he’s heard— some beautiful and heartbreaking, others gut-wrenching—are largely about war. Todd is co-founder and director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to gathering veterans of all eras and generations together to share their stories of service. Using photographs of the veterans he’s met and interviewed, Todd will tell the extraordinary WWII stories he’s heard from veterans living in the region and will also discuss his quest to preserve and celebrate them. Lunch is $10 per person. Veterans Lunches are complimentary. Please call to register: 412881-9022 or email:


PIZZA & PRAISE – 6:30 p.m., worship starts 7:00 p.m., Mingo Creek Church, ECO, 561 Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville, PA 15332. Free pizza & beverages. Gospel singer Bill Porter, and Pastor Glenn McClelland. All are welcome. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332. Sponsored By Knights of Columbus. To make an appointment, please: - Visit, click on the Donate button and search with group

code G0040239, Download the Vitalant-Pittsburgh Mobile App for your smart phone, or, Call Vitalant at 877.258.4825 or contact Frank Kovscek, or phone Frank at 724-348-6537

annual flea market (Across from Butler’s Golf Course). The hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. There’s something for everyone.

SUMMER LUNCH CONCERTS IN VENETIA - 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm in the Historic Village of Venetia at Wrights UMC, located at 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Lunch will be served for just $5. For more information, call 724-348-5718. June 5 – ‘Dempseytown Ramblers Bluegrass’

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE FEATURING CRIMSON STREAM – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Crimson Stream hails from the Mon Valley area. They know that we have a magnificent heavenly Father who sent His one and only son to die for you and me. Crimson Stream has made a commitment to share this gospel and serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All are welcome, call 724-258-7054 for more information.

JUNE 6 JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FAMILY FUN OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES PRESENTS MAMA MIA - 8:00 p.m., movie at dusk. Held on the grounds in front of the Jefferson Memorial Administration building. No coolers or outside food or beverage will be allowed in but Food Trucks will be available. Cost of admission will be $6.00 per person (children under the age of 5 are free) 100% of ticket sales will dedicated to The American Cancer Society. Lawn Chairs and blankets are encouraged. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets will be allowed. Rain date will be announced if weather is not cooperating. Seating area will be limited and RSVP’s and are highly recommended. Please visit for more information.

JUNE 6, 7, 8 DIVINE REDEEMER ANNUAL FLEA MARKET – 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth Twp, PA. The Sisters of the Divine Redeemer will hold their


STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., on the grounds of Monongahela Valley Hospital. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc. Featuring a variety of gift and food vendors including Pitaland and Mexi-Taco.


Some food vendors have limited time frames and are scheduled 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition, you can purchase pepperoni rolls, strawberry garden salad with grilled chicken and strawberry shortcake. Flowers and plants from Joseph’s Nursery and Garden Center will also be available for purchase. Patrons receive free parking with purchase. For more information, contact the Hospital’s Manager of Auxiliary Services, Janet Cieply, at 724-258-1090.

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TREASURE YARD SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Ella Hollow Bible Church, 3429 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, Forward Township. Rain or shine

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO JUNE 8 WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY YARD SALE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Shop the yard sales by starting at Vine ST Park to pick up the master list Stop by the West Newton Community Festival for food and drinks and bake sale items. Duck Race Fundraiser at 1pm. Purchase your duck from any community festival volunteer and pay $5. You can then be down at the Yough River at 1pm to root for your duck to win NEW EAGLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 9TH ANNUAL CAR CRUISE – 12-4:00 p.m., New Eagle Social Hall, 156 Chess Street, New Eagle. Entry fee is $5. Dash plaques to the first 40 vehicles. Top 14 trophies and one Best of Show. Chinese auction, half the take, DJ, food available for purchase. Indoor flea market.

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SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY – (2nd Saturday of the month) Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) at 9:00 a.m. This month’s project has not yet been decided. Interested volunteers should contact after June 5 for more information. WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY YARD SALE DAY - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mantle House Mission Resale Store, 132 South Water St West Newton, PA. $5.00 Box Sale 8-4 pm. All Garage and sidewalk sale items, thousands of items to choose from! BATTLE OF HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION: “LABOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL COALITIONS: A MUST FOR SURVIVAL OF BOTH.” – 1:30

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

p.m., Historic Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Dr., Munhall, PA 15210. Admission is free, and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Round table discussion about the possibilities for organized labor and the environmental movement joining forces, and their past history of doing so. Presenters include sustainability advocate Patty DeMarco; activist Mike Stout; Joe Uehlein, founder of the national Labor Network for Sustainability; Jim Kunz of Operating Engineers Local 66; and a representative of the United Steelworkers, which represents workers in the gas and oil industries. For more information, see ST. JOHN’S BOYS’ CHOIR OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA CONCERT - after 4:00 p.m. Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen. They will also be singing at Mass. Both are open to anyone. There is no charge but there will be a free will basket available. The Boys’ Choir has shared their sacred music in some of the world’s most famous churches – Notre Dame in Paris, Sagrada Família in Barcelona, and Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin to name a few. They have received an invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall, NY.

Thursday, June 13, 12 p.m. Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M.

Achilles Tendon Injuries: Modern Diagnosis and Treatment Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 120 Rostraver Township

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OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701 located at 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, Pa. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-9846611.

JUNE 9 WOMEN ON THE FRONTIER, OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD - 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., located just off the circle on Corrigan Drive in South Park. Visit with many talented and strong women as they explain the roles that they held. At 2:30 a special presentation by Lin Pelan “A Look Back at My Life.” Skills are presented by docents explaining in first person to give you the real feeling of what their lives were like. Last admission at 4:00. $2 per person. PITTSBURGH AUTISM SPEAKS WALK – 9:00 a.m., Schenley Park, PA. Join Children and adults with autism, families, friends, colleagues and neighbors. The sensory-friendly event includes bubbles, coloring, face painting and a quiet space for anyone who needs a break. Participants are encouraged to register, form a walk team, join one or donate at AutismSpeak On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event will run from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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“LONGING” A SPRING CONCERT – 3:00 p.m., Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Tickets $8, can be purchased at the door or through any Chorale member. Refreshments immediately following in the church hall. For more info, visit MONTHLY BINGO – Early birds 12:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, West Newton. NEW & IMPROVED BINGO. There are 15 regular games paying $30 each and 3 specials paying $50 each. The more who play, the more we will pay. There is also an open kitchen which offers hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips and beverages. Oh, and don’t forget the Bonzai and Jackpot games which are increasing in value. We also have a great time with instant games of chance. So come on out for a fun Sunday afternoon. Admission is only $15 for the 15 regular games paper boards.

JUNE 10 & 24 STORYBOOK CORNER CHILDREN READING PROGRAM – Starting in June, a new summer reading program for children ages 1-11, will be coming to Greenock. Storybook Corner, created by Buena Vista resident Michelle Taylor, helps children develop their imaginative and creative skills. The twice a month program provides themed storytime, crafts, games, raffles, and more. The program is free and the first workshop will be held on June 10th. Storybook Corner will continue throughout the summer and requires registration. Check in the events section of the Messenger each month for the exact dates. To register, email Michelle Taylor at thetaylorteam4@

JUNE 10 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program for June is “Centerpiece Designs for Arden Court Workshop” This is a Small Flower Arrangement Workshop. Attendees should bring flowers from your garden. Nonmembers are welcome. For more in-

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JUNE 11 SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 8:00 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church at 2999 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and general public are invited. This months program will be on Silver Dollars. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded, Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611. MUSIC ON THE LIBRARY LAWN The Pleasant Hills Public Library, Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Chill out on the Library’s front lawn for live, acoustic, family-friendly music performed by a small group of local musicians. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, the show will be moved to the program room on the lower level of the library. Watch for more dates as they are scheduled! The Pleasant Hills Public Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For additional information, call the library at 412655-2424, or visit their website

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CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Open to the public on Tuesday, June 11th and Tuesday, June 25th. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements. We look forward to working with you again.

JUNE 12 SUMMER LUNCH CONCERTS IN VENETIA - 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm in the Historic Village of Venetia at Wrights UMC, located at 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Lunch will be served for just $5. For more information, call 724-348-5718. June 12 - Abbey Players Cast of “ Children of Eden” in concert

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GIANT FLEA MARKET – Thur 26:00 p.m., Fri 10a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. Emma Monastery, 1001 Harvey Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601. Thursday $5 Early Bird Admission. Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm 50% off, 1 pm - 3 pm Bag Sale. Directions @ or call 724-8343060

JUNE 13 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Event speaker Dr. Aupperle who teaches at Saint Vincent College, will speak

Bounce House Jazz Band and Theme Basket Raffle. Please call the church office for tickets at 724-941-6210. Adult: $10, Children: $5(12 and under), Seniors: $8 (65+), Dessert Only: $4. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds to benefit Missions.

about Stan Musial a major league baseball player for twenty two years. “Stan The Man”played for the Saint Louis Cardinals in 1941 and was from Donora, Pa. Lunch cost $ 8.00 payable at the door and the lunch is held at the The Men’s Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412 655 2000, option 0. CHARLEROI LODGE # 615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS -7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall located on the corner of &th and McCain in Charleroi. Pa. Program for this meeting will be the annual strawberry night. For more information call 724-984-6611.


JUNE HAPPY HOUR - 5:00-8:00 p.m., Ripepi Winery, 93 Van Voorhis Lane. Live entertainment, food for cash purchase, indoor and outdoor seating. STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AT PETERS CREEK EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., 905 East McMurray Road, Venetia. (St. David’s Episcopal Parish Hall). Menu: Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Sides & Strawberry Shortcake with Ice Cream. Children’s Crafts,

FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS - Outdoor movies In Peterswood Park. June 14 – ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ (PG). Come to the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park and enjoy movies at sunset! Remember to bring along a chair or blanket. Movie titles can be found on our website or on Facebook. Food truck concessions provided by eKernally Yours Gourmet Popcorn & Sweet Treats. 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 724258-1282 or visit

JUNE 14 - 15 SOUTH PARK NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Roosevelt Avenue, Pleasant Street, Wilson Ave and Truman Ave (off Pleasant St). Follow the bright pink signs to the sale. Lots of Bargains and something for everyone. 2 Antique Solid Brass Floor Lamps, 1920’s Steamer Trunk, Craft Items, New AVON items at 25% discount, games, small appliances, books, collectibles, speciality baseball pins, limited sports items, small amount of tools, toys, some small furniture, household items and much more. See to believe. Rt 88S (Library Road) .. Left Berryman .. Right Murray .. Left Roosevelt. See you there.


MUSIC OPENS TIME PORTAL – 7:30 p.m., Grand Theatre in Elizabeth, PA. A time portal will open to the colonial taverns and genteel parlors of the Mon Valley when the Monongahela and Elizabeth Township historical societies host their third annual concert. Wayward Companions and Pittsburgh Historical Music Society will perform this night of lively music of the 18h Century taverns and parlors, Tickets are $15 by calling 724258-3824 or 412-751-5389 or visiting monongahelahistorical NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP CAR SHOW AND TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nottingham Twp. Complex, 969 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty-Four, PA 15330. Free - Donations accepted to benefit Valley Inn Fire Dept. for info BELLE VERNON FISHING DERBY – 6:30 a.m., Registration, the wharf downtown. Start 7:00 a.m., End 11:00 a.m. Prizes – First Caught- Most Caught- Biggest Caught, Grand Prize Fishing Kayak. Free to all Ages Must Have Valid Fishing Licenses. More info at Belle Vernon Friends of Recreation Facebook Page RITA’S FUNDRAISER - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., 2070 Greentree Road, Scott Township. After the Summer Reading Kick Off, stop by Scott Township Rita’s! Just mention Scott Township Public Library, and Rita’s will donate a portion of your sales to STPL!

JUNE 17 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION -7:30 p.m, 539 Cedar Creek Rd, in Belle Vernon, Pa. Monthly meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.

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CHAPEL SAGES SEVENTH ANNUAL PICNIC, SENIOR EVENT - 5:309:00 p.m., McClelland Pavilion at North Strabane Municipal Park. A picnic open to all older adults. Chapel Sages will provide fried chicken and refreshments, and we invite you to bring your favorite side, salad, or dessert. $5.00 per person, payable at the door. Please RSVP online at SUMMER LUNCH CONCERTS IN VENETIA - 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm in the Historic Village of Venetia at Wrights UMC, located at 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Lunch will be served for just $5. For more information, call 724-348-5718. June 19 - Julie Wright, Pianist/songwriter.

JUNE 22 GOLF OUTING AT BUTLER’S GOLF COURSE – 7:00 a.m. Registration, 8:00 a.m. Shotgun start. Cost: $95.00 per person (tickets in advance) $105.00 per person (at registration). Lakeside course. Lots of prize giveaways. Fees include green fee, cart, and steak/chicken luncheon. Gospel Alliance Church Youth Group Fundraiser Benefits Youth Going to Life Conference. For more info, to register, or be a sponsor, visit Or call 724-832-0453, 724-322-5370

JUNE 23 NBV COMMUNITY BANK PARK VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY – 2:00 p.m. The Stonehorse Band will play patriotic songs along with others to commemorate the event. West

Newton veteran Bob MacPherson will also speak. MacPherson is a highly decorated Veteran from the US Navy Submarine chief Petty Officer to uS Navy Chief Warrant Officer to a US Navy Silent Service. We ask that any Veteran please stop in so that we may pay our respects to the reason we live free today. Hot Dogs and Soft drinks will be given to each Veteran as a token of thanks. Questions call RJ Sokol. 724929-2749

JUNE 24 PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 7:30 p.m., Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Tom Uram, President of the Washington County Coin Club and the Pennsylvania Association of Numisamatists will be guest speaker. “Apollo 11 Coinage” minted in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary marking man’s first steps on the moon. All welcome. For more info:

JUNE 26 WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 7:00 p.m., Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, 925 Old Clairton Road. “Pennsylvania’s Vanished Oil Boomtown of Pithole City” Did you know that the first oil well in the United States was actually built in Pennsylvania? And, that the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania led to the creation of one of the country’s earliest boom towns? All in attendance are sure to enjoy this curious tale of Pithole City as related by Art Jennings. Oil strikes in 1865 led to Pithole’s meteoric rise, yet within less

than five years, the town’s decline was just as extreme as its rise. Society and community members are invited to attend this engaging program and learn the details of this extraordinary event in Pennsylvania’s history. SUMMER LUNCH CONCERTS IN VENETIA - 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm in the Historic Village of Venetia at Wrights UMC, located at 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Lunch $5. For more information, call 724-348-5718. June 26 - Jamie Wright, Guitarist/Singer Extraordin-aire Italian favorites.


JUNE 27-29 ST. THOMAS A’ BECKET PARISH FESTIVAL – 6:00 p.m., Thomas A’ Becket’s Parish Festival is a fun-filled event for the whole familyfeaturing a variety of music, live entertainment, delicious food, baked goods, a flea market and more. Games and rides by C&L Shows for the children, as well as a Flea Market, Raffles, Bingo, Fresh-Made Donuts, Games of Chance and Super Auction for adults.

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Peters Township Recreation Center Upcoming Programs and Events The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, PA 15367 is offering a variety of programs and events throughout the summer. All Classes and events take place at Peters Township Recreation Center unless otherwise stated. For additional information or questions, please call 724-942-5000. Register for classes and summer camps at Peters Township Parks and Recreation Center or online at ALL Summer Camps are available for registration now. YOUTH ONE DAY EVENTS Cooking Camp! - Cooking Around the World in Three Days (AGE 9 TO 12) Treat your kids to an unforgettable experience this summer—three days of hands-on fun making food from all different countries around the world! Kids will put on an apron and make pasta, churros, and so much more! Day: June 12, 13, 14 Time: 9 a.m. to Noon Fee: $60 Member / $90 Non-Member Materials Fee: $15 Teen one day event – ‘TWEEN NIGHT’ (AGES 9 TO 12) A night for tweens to socialize, play games, make a craft and enjoy snacks. Drop them off for an evening of chaperoned fun. We hope to head outside today, weather permitting. Please dress accordingly. Pre-registration is required. Day: Wednesday, June 19 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: June 18 FITNESS CLASSES Summer Solstice Yoga by the Lake (AGES 12 AND OVER) Minimum 5 – Maximum 12 Celebrate the Summer Solstice (one day late!) with Yoga by the Lake! Awaken your senses by practicing yoga in the great outdoors. No yoga experience necessary.

Day: Saturday, June 22 Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fee: $12 Member/ $18 Non-Member Location: Peters Lake Park *Items needed: yoga mat, towel to protect the mat from the ground, wear several layers of comfortable clothing, and water FAMILY EVENTS Friday Night Flicks OUTDOOR MOVIES IN PETERSWOOD PARK Come to the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park and enjoy movies at sunset! Remember to bring along a chair or blanket. Movie titles can be found on our website or on Facebook. Food truck concessions provided by eKernally Yours Gourmet Popcorn & Sweet Treats. Day: June 14 - Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) SENIORS PROGRAMS Senior Luncheons/Picnics Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker, or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Day: June 12 – Rick Purcell (Musician) Time: 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Shelter 4 Senior Series Enjoy the morning with us at the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park! These unique opportunities are free for seniors and will include light breakfast options. Please bring your own lawn chair. Sponsored by: South Hills Community Connect Days: June 20 - Lee Alverson (Musician: 50’s-60’s Rock & Roll) July 25 - Mikey D (Musician: Polka & Big Band) August 22 - Nick Fiasco (Musician: Sounds of Sinatra & Friends Tribute Show) Time: 10 a.m. to Noon


MVH Auxiliary to Hold Strawberry Festival

All Snowden/South Park grads are invited to attend this class reunion on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019. Relax, it’s casual attire! Both nights are BYOB, pop/mixers provided. The cost is $40/person whether you attend one or both nights. Payment in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. Friday, August 23, includes a golf outing at Butlers Golf Course at 8:30 am, blind scramble format. Contact Pete Steininger for details/cost, 614-5657125, The day will end with a social gathering at the Library Firehall from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Saturday, August 24, also at the Library Firehall starts at 4:00 pm, buffet dinner at 5:00 pm, DJ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Bring your favorite requests. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza, 164 Fort Couch Rd. Rooms are held under “Snowden HS Reunion”, $124/night plus tax. Call 412/833-5300 to reserve for room. To register, contact Cheryl at 412-498-1546, or John Lott at 412-915-2193, should you have any questions.

The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is sponsoring its annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Monongahela Valley Hospital. This year’s festival will feature a variety of gift and food vendors including Pitaland and Mexi-Taco. Some food vendors have limited time frames and are scheduled 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition, you can purchase pepperoni rolls, strawberry garden salad with grilled chicken and strawberry shortcake. Flowers and plants from Joseph’s Nursery and Garden Center will also be available for purchase. Patrons receive free parking with purchase. For more information, contact the Hospital’s Manager of Auxiliary Services, Janet Cieply, at 724-258-1090.


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“A Roaring Good Time” Raises Money for Monongahela Valley Hospital

Ajay Mathur M.D., F.A.C.P., was recognized with the Sickman-Levin Award for Dimensions in Medicine for the high level of care he provides to patients and leadership.

Abdul S. Chaudry, M.D. and Adil Chaudry, M.D., of Imaging Associates of Greater Pittsburgh were awarded with the Rose Award for Dimensions in Philanthropy.

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Town & Country Garden Club Installs Officers The Town & Country Garden Club met at Back Bay Catering in Carmichaels to install their officers for 2019 -2021. Kay Bair, District X Director, conducted the Installation Ceremony using the theme of roses.

David T. Hunter was recognized with the Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Community Service for his dedication to the health, social and civic needs of area residents.

Monongahela Valley Hospital’s (MVH) annual black-tie fundraiser held Saturday, May 18, was themed “A Roaring Good Time” after the bootlegging-1920’s era. MVH’s Gala 31, sponsored by The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation, was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. Nearly 600 guests, adorned in their best “roaring 20s” attire, Theresa Corbitt was helped to raise over $130,000. Top sponsors of the recognized with the evening were, Doctors First, KeyBanc Capital Rossomme Award for Markets, Giant Eagle and OSPTA. Dimensions in Volunteer Service for giving of her The event celebrated five exemplary individuals time and talents in for their commitment to excellence with volunteer services. Dimensions in Performance Awards. These awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the health care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, medicine, volunteerism and civic well-being. Gala 31 came to a close with music and dancing from one of Pittsburgh's finest variety bands, Finesse, a mock casino and photo booths. To view photos from Gala 31, visit

‘Bigfoot’ Lecture to be Held in West Newton The West Newton Library presents a lecture by Stan Gordon, ‘Strange Aspects of the Elusive Bigfoot’ on Saturday June 8, at 11:30 am. The lecture will take place at the West Newton Lions Club, located at 507 Pittsburgh Street, West Newton, Pa. Please call 724633-0798 to reserve your seat. Donations accepted. Author will have his books for sale.

Pictured (L to R) are: Carol Harrison, standing in for Member Norma Kline, Corresponding Secretary, Tami Burnworth, Treasurer, Sue Swala, Second Vice President, Linda Shefcheck, First Vice President, and Linda Dianne Nicholson, President. (Missing from the picture is Kayla Harasty-Longdon).

House Steel Caucus Leadership Announce New U.S. Steel Facility In Braddock State Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Allegheny/Washington, the Republican chairman of the House Steel Caucus, and state Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, the Democratic chairman of the House Steel Caucus, applauded the announcement made by U.S. Steel to construct a new state-of-the-art and sustainable endless casting and rolling facility. The $1 billion investment at the Edgar Thompson Plant in Braddock, will be very beneficial to the steel industry in Western Pennsylvania and the Mon Valley. “I am extremely excited about the investment that U.S. Steel is making in the Mon Valley,” Kortz said. “The steel industry is vital to the economy in Western Pennsylvania and this new facility will help secure the future of manufacturing in the region.” “U.S. Steel’s commitment to build a new sustainable endless casting and rolling facility will benefit the steel industry and Western Pennsylvania for many years,” Ortitay said. This world-class technology will increase the ability to produce advanced high strength steel, while also improving environmental performance.” The steel industry is very important to Pennsylvania’s economy. According to a 2018 economic impact study commissioned by the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Pennsylvania steel industry directly employs 34,124 workers who earn $3.14 billion in wages and salaries annually. This equates to an average annual salary of $92,037, while generating $22.45 billion in output. Study results show the Pennsylvania steel industry ranks among the top three states for direct jobs, output, wages and taxes paid.

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Belle Vernon Rehoboth Presbyterian Church Holds Spring Fleatique and Craft Show

Lending a hand at the show are: Front, (L-R): Volunteers Idalee Leeper and Sally Nicholls and Deacons Jenny O’Casak, Betty Rae Smith, and Bonnie Rozik. Back row, (L-R), Deacons Carolyn Clark and Colleen Ress.

Josh Beeman is a vendor who sells home-made food items out of his home in Perryopolis

Frank Ruscitti, was at the show to sell “90 Below,” unique freeze-dried yogurt, bananas, strawberries, and skittles from his home in Rostraver Twp.

Kim Stepinsky of West Newton, is a Paparazzi Independent Sales Consultant, selling beautiful $5 jewelry.

By Jill Runfola The Rehoboth Presbyterian Church in Belle Vernon, held a Fleatique & Craft Show on May 11. Now in its third year, this show offered traditional flea-market items, as well as the usual craft and vendor tables. Proceeds from the event benefit the Deacons Mission, which assists food banks, school lunches, camp for kids, etc. Deacon Carolyn Clark says that the fundraiser usually fares even better in the Fall. Look for an announcement then of another show, a can’t miss event on Sat., Oct. 19.

The Woman's Club of Upper St Clair Awards Three Scholarships The Woman's Club of Upper St Clair awarded scholarships to graduating seniors on April 16, 2019. Emma Caldart, Olivia Depski and Rachel Harris were selected from 17 applicants to receive the $5,000 scholarship. Another scholarship for $1,000 was awarded to Ethan Mann.


Ringgold Class of 1989 Planning 30th Reunion The Ringgold High School Class of 1989 will be holding their 30th Reunion on August 3, 2019 at Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Hall 100 Fells Church Rd. Belle Vernon, PA 15012. The attire for the evening is casual. Cost is $40 per person and $70 per couple and includes dinner and bar. RSVP by July 6. Overnight accommodations can be reserved at Comfort Inn in Belle Vernon PA. You can connect with us on Facebook under Ringgold High School Class of 1989. You can also email to or



SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL NEWS South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail Announces Dates For Upcoming Work Party and Meeting The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work party will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, the 2nd Saturday of the month. Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) at 9:00 AM. This month’s project has not yet been decided. Interested Over the winter a mud slide took place volunteers should contact on the Montour Trail near trail milepost 46 (Clairton). On April 22 volunteers using after the trail tractor and dump truck removed June 5 for more informaseven truckloads of mud and cleared the tion. ditch of mud from the toe of the slide. The next meeting of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on June 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

Divorce Workshop For Women A Divorce Workshop for Women will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. This 4-hour workshop will explore the legal, financial, and emotional issues of divorce to educate on what to expect and how to prepare. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to get through the divorce process with the least amount of cost, conflict and collateral damage. Materials fee is $35 per person and pre-registration is necessary by June 6 to Donna at 724-493-9695.

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DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM NEWS Smog Museum Gets Its Own Logo! Even though Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum are in the business “old stuff,” every once in a while they get something new. That was especially true when they unveiled the new “stacks” logo for the Smog Museum. Point Park University student, Brianna Farrand designed the new logo, and used old photos dating back to 1915 from the Donora Zinc Works as inspiration for the logo. The Donora Zinc Works was considered to be "ground zero" of the 1948 Smog. This new logo can now be found on freshly minted T-shirts printed by Donora-native and business owner Armand Forlini. They hope to expand the logo onto other items in the near future.

Smog Museum T-Shirts Proudly display your local heritage and show off the brand new Smog Museum logo with a t-shirt. Printed with black, white and orange ink, you can buy gray shortsleeve tees ($20), long-sleeve Tees ($25) and crewneck sweatshirts ($30) in S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X. Shirts can be purchased and picked up at the Smog Museum on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Hoodies ($35) are made to order). If that isn’t convenient, call 724-823-0364 or email and they can arrange your pick-up at the Donora Public Library. Shirts can also be mailed, but will require additional S&H. Quantities are limited, so please consider having your order added to a waiting list.

Donora Dragon T-Shirts And don’t forget, the popular Donora Dragon t-shirts are also available. Designed by Donoranatives Jesse Francis and Jared Altamare, and printed by Armand Forlini. These can be found at both the Smog Museum and the Donora Public Library. Quantities are also limited, so please consider having your order added to a waiting list.

Fall Cement City Home And Walking Tours Date Set The fall Cement City Home and Walking Tours and your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 102 years ago in 1917 and the inspiration for the featured addition to the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village are scheduled for Saturday, September28 and Sunday, September29 at 1:00 p.m. (NO Steelers game this day.) The cost of the tours are $15/person. It is encouraged to choose a date, then call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer. If you have any questions about Cement City, one of our Home and Walking Tours or our project with the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village, consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the Historical Society.

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

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Monessen Senior Branch 88 of The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Completes Matching Funds Projects The Monessen Senior Branch 88 of The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association recently completed Matching Funds projects for two area nonprofits.

The Saint Sebastian Church Matching Funds Projects were completed for The Saint Sebastian Church by sponsoring a craft and vendor show. The church will now receive an additional check for $600 from the home office.

Monessen Public Library A Matching Funds Project was completed for the Monessen Public Library and they will also receive a check for $600 from the organization home office.


Peters Creek Historical Society to Host Presentation on Apollo 11 Coinage Tom Uram, President of the Washington County Coin Club and the Pennsylvania Association of Numisamatists will be guest speaker for the Peters Creek Historical Society on Monda, June 24 at 7:30 pm. The presentation will take place at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Uram’s program will center on "Apollo 11 Coinage" minted in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary marking man's first steps on the moon. Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary On July 20, 1969 the world watched as Commemorative Silver Dollar. Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin made the unprecedented achievement, one that involved the work of about 400,000 Americans and secured our nation as leader in space for generations to come. The public is welcome to join society members for this informative, interesting program. Check out the website: to learn more about the society as well as to see the entire schedule of Wright House guided tours during the summer months. June tour dates: Sunday, June 9, 1pm-3pm and Tuesday, June 25, 6pm-8pm.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Makes Annual Scouting for Food Donation

Poodles, Pugs and Puppies! Monongahela’s Annual Pooch Parade Provides Doggone Fun By Jill Runfola

Doug Prentice, storeroom manger, MVH, and Mark Woomer, pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela

Captain Joel Thaite, Monesson Salvation Army and Tom Wilson, central escort, MVH

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its affiliated companies collaborate each year with the Boy Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council to collect donations of nonperishable goods for area food pantries. The health system increased its donation by 1,000 units over last year. Departments and services that collected the most were The Center for Patty Sabo, Allenport Food Bank Fitness and Health, Operating Room, and Doug Prentce, storeroom 6-East and Environmental Services. manager, MVH The area food pantries receiving the donations include the Allenport Food Bank, Charleroi Food Bank, First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela and the Monessen Salvation Army.

St. Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary Christian Mothers, Awards ‘Mother of the Year’ at Banquet Penny Mahoney was awarded 2019-2020 ‘Mother of the Year’ at the banquet of St Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary Christian Mothers held on May 6. Pictured above crowning Mahoney is the 2018-2019 Mother of the Year, Colleen Bullock.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, dog owners paraded their furry friends through downtown Monongahela during the annual ‘Pooch Parade.’ This marked the 11th year for the fun event. The Pooch Parade was hosted by the Monongahela Area Revitalization Corp. (MARCRegistration began at 10:00 AM the parade started at 11:00 AM. A pooch-inspired party took place at Chess Park, and prizes were awarded in many categories. 38 dogs in all were registered and each received a treat bag. Festivities included dog-related vendors and exhibits, food booths, and a basket auction. The Pooch Parade is held annually in memory of Susan Withers, who started the event 11 years ago to celebrate her love of dogs and to bring a family event to the Mon Valley.

Joy Ranko with her dog, ‘ Teka’ a Boxer.

National Guard Specialist Lindsay Trychta (at left), and dog ‘Panzer’, along with Corrina Withrow, MARC Chairperson (right) await the start of the parade.

The Pooch Parade heads down Main St., Monongahela.

Riley Bednar, from Monessen, with companion ‘Sandy’, dressed as a frappuccino.

Pictured from L to R) - Jay Peart and Lori Bupp, with Lori’s dog, ‘Zaya’ along with two Police parade escorts Zach Powell, and Chase Taylor.

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Music Opens a Mon Valley Time Portal 18th Century Tavern Tunes and Concertos Will Be Performed At Vintage Theatre A time portal will open to the colonial taverns and genteel parlors of the Mon Valley when the Monongahela and Elizabeth Township historical societies host their third annual concert at the Grand Theatre in Elizabeth 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. That’s when the Wayward Companions and Pittsburgh Historical Music Society will transport audiences into the 18th and 19th centuries performing on original style Wayward Companions and Pittsburgh instruments and in historical Historical Music Society will perform at dress. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at The Grand Theatre in Elizabeth. Elizabeth Township “These musicians recreate the and Monongahela historical societies will experience of past music venues in host this night of lively music of the 18h a lively and engaging manner,” Century taverns and parlors. said Miles Richards, a charter member of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society (ETHS), who initiated the partnership with the Monongahela Historical Society (MHS). The dozen orchestra members and Wayward Companions, an affiliate band, are from the North Hills but Debbie Popp Gilbert, ETHS vice-president recommended the groups after hearing their lively performance at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival in Washington, Pa. last year. “Like me, many will recognize songs that the Wayward Companions perform like the Scottish ballad ‘The Sky Boat’, the rowdy Irish fiddle tunes like ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’ and ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ that were played in the Colonial American taverns,” Mrs. Gilbert said. The orchestra invokes an authentic sound using period style instruments and strives to bring the music of the Baroque and Classical periods to the audience as they would have been performed at the time they were written. Mary Fantozzi, whose 17-year old daughter plays the cello, said the instrumental and vocal selections are in the style that would have been familiar to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and their contemporaries. “Conductor William Lockard may select Baroque compositions by Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Philipp Telemann or most will recognize the Masterpiece Theatre fanfare by Jean Joseph Mouret,” she said. Tickets at $15 are available by calling 724-258-3824 or 412-751-5389 or visiting

Low Cost Cat Spay/ Neuter Clinic in New Eagle A low cost cat spay/neuter clinic will be held at the New Eagle VFD Social Hall on June 27 and July 25, 2019. Cost is $65 and includes spay/neuter and shots. Must call to reserve your spot. Contact Faith at 724-941-5683 ext. #1 for appointment. All cats must be in a carrier.


Find Bargains at Mantle House Mission during the West Newton Community Yard Sale Day The Mantle House Mission Resale Store will be offering great bargains as part of the West Newton Community Yard Sale Day on Saturday, June 8. There will be a $5 Box Sale from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All Garage and sidewalk sale items, thousands of items to choose from! The Mantle House Mission Resale Store is located at 132 South Water Street in West Newton. Also visit The Mantle House At Victory Store, located at 2806 Douglas Run Road in Elizabeth Township. There is clothing for everyone, all sizes. Adults clothing, shoes and purses all $2 per item. Childrens' 2/$1, Infants 4/$1, Swimwear, Shorts, Capris, Khakis, Sundresses, polo shirts, skirts, Jeans. All proceeds go towards the Mantle House Mission, 501C3 Nonprofit Christ- Centered Transitional Home for homeless young adults. Currently hiring staff to oversee our residents in a home like setting, different shifts available. Please Contact Marci at 724-872-1800 or email

Fundraising Efforts by Altar Rosary Christian Mothers Helps Pay for Vacation Bible School Pictured above, Cindy Patterson, St. Damien of Molokai Altar Rosary Christian Mothers, presents a check of $500 to Debra Reis to cover expenses for Vacation Bible School during the month of June. The money was raised from the ARCM fundraising efforts since September.

Music on The Library Lawn in Pleasant Hills The Pleasant Hills Public Library will be holding a night of “Music on the Library Lawn” on Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Chill out on the Library's front lawn for live, acoustic, family-friendly music performed by a small group of local musicians. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, the show will be moved to the program room on the lower level of the library. Watch for more dates as they are scheduled! The Pleasant Hills Public Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For additional information, call the library at 412-6552424, or visit their website


South Park Women's Club Officers Installed For 2019-2020 Members Reflect Back on Successful Community Outreach On Saturday May 18, the South Park Women’s Club (SPWC) installed new officers for 2019-2020 at Ye Olde Place Inn, during the clubs' yearly Daisy luncheon. The past years officers/committees were thanked for their untiring work this past year. The new officers are Sandi Mialki, President; Charm Papi, Vice-President; Gay Masztak, Second VP; Theresa Wright, Secretary; and Rowena Partyka, Treasurer. The club was very proud to have completed many projects through their fund-raising efforts all year long. Their two major fundraisers are their annual craft show and South Park Community Day. At both of these events their special lottery tickets are sold. During their year, smaller fundraising takes place. Some of the community support that the SPWC was able to help with over the last year were: • Financial help provided to 3 burn victims from the township. Christmas saw 3 families given funds to help with their Christmas holiday, while ladies provided many gifts for each child in the families. •Soldiers were sent filled Christmas stockings. • Our Public Works were given thank you treats bought from St. Joan of Arc Youth Group fundraiser. • 250 serviceman overseas received Easter eggs stuffed with goodies. • Scholarships- (3) $500 scholarships are given out each year. Two are given to ladies from South Park, who attend CCAC South. One is given to a Interact high school student. These students have helped the club each year especially, at their craft show and community day.

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• Donations were made to the Historical Society and Montour Trail after the flooding damage done last year. • A Tee and Green were sponsored at the Friends of South Park, County Park Annual Golf Outing. • Ads were bought in the PIAA game programs for our high school track and swim teams, wishing them “Good Luck”. • “Meals On Wheels” recipients each received a fruit cup and Eat N Park bunny cookie for Easter. While the SPAC helps financially in so many ways in our South Park Township, civic duty is also part of their yearly schedule. Some of their activities include: • The club has two roads assigned to them for South Park Township clean-up days. Twice a year our ladies are out cleaning up their two roads. • Judging of costumes at the Lion’s Halloween party is always a fun time for ladies, especially when they hand out the winning dollars to best costumes. • Each township ‘Light-Up Night’ sees SPWC Elves serving hot chocolate/cookies at this Santa event. The ladies have a 2 month hiatus before beginning all over again with budget and board meetings in August. September rolls around and SPWC is in full swing with monthly membership meetings held in township community room. South Park women, as well as ladies from surrounding communities, are welcome to join them, so they can continue to HELP, where and when needed. VOLUNTEER and have fun/satisfaction, great socialization while doing it.

Monessen Clean Up Day The First Step In Comprehensive Plan

Daniel Carpenter and his son, Jackson (age 6) pitch in to help clean up Monessen

Supervising Clean Up Day are: Amy Lynn Wiles, of Mackin Engineering, and Dave Feehan, Monessen Councilman.

By Jill Runfola Monessen residents took to the streets on ‘Clean Up Day’ Saturday, April 27 in an effort to show that their hometown matters. City officials, the city’s Comprehensive Plan with Mackin, and the Salvation Army were mainly responsible for the undertaking of the event, in honor of Earth Day. Volunteers met first at 9:30 am at Monessen High School, then began Pitching in on Clean Up Day in work along Ninth St., at 10:00 am. Monessen were Cecilia Biller, age 6 The Monessen Salvation Army host(front), Chris Panepinto (back left), ed a good lunch, and then the work and Ahraeia Henderson, age 11 (back right). continued. The approximately 20 volunteers that participated cleaned up the areas including 9th St., 6th St., 6th/Knox, and Summit Ave. The sunny, but windy day was a success. “We hope to get people excited about the future of Monessen, starting with cleaning their streets and neighborhoods,” said Amy Lynn Wiles, Mackin Engineering Comprehensive Plan Project Manager. Dave Feehan and Lois Thomas, Future meetings and events are in both on Monessen Council, on hand the works as part of the city’s ongoing to help for Clean Up Day. Comprehensive Plan. A big thank you to all of the hard-working volunteers who took part in this event, and to Lowes and Cleanways who donated supplies.

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Friends of South Park Twp. Library Offering Special on Summer Fitness Classes The Friends of South Park Township Library are offering a “$99 Fitness Special” for the months of June, July and August. During these months, participants will be able to try each and every class (4 different ones), as often in a week, as you'd like, during the 3 month period. Classes available are • Power Cut/ Lifting: on Monday 9:15-10:30 AM • Floor & More: Wednesday 9:15-10:30 AM • Booty Blast: Friday 9:15-10:30 AM • Overweight and Out Of Shape: Saturday 9-10 AM Try one particular class or mix and match. Info sheets on all the Friends' classes can be found on the Friends' Information stand in the library. Classes are held in the South Park Township Community Center air-conditioned building on Brownsville Road across from Bavarian Village. Plenty of parking available. Classes are taught by Fran Campas. Passes can be bought at the classes from Fran, then start your special summer session whenever you buy them. Wear comfortable shoes, clothing for easy, flexible, more comfortable movements. Bring a towel/mat, then begin to work out at your own pace. Have set of small hand weights? Bring them along, if you'd like. Pay cash or check. Make checks out to ‘Friends of S.P. Library’ and mark “Summer Fitness classes” on it. For additional info, call Fran at 412-835-1151.


Town and Country Garden Club 2019 Scholarship Winner The Town and Country Garden Club, of Rices Landing, Scholarship Committee has chosen Joseph Kurincak from the Carmichaels Area High School Class of 2019 as the recipient of their $1,000 scholarship, presented annually to a qualifying student. Kurincak ranks 4th in his class of 61 graduating students and has held a 3.982 GPA. He is planning to attend The PennPictured are Carol Harrison, sylvania State University in State Scholarship Chair and 2019 scholarship College, PA., majoring in recipient, Joseph Kurincak. Environmental Systems Engin(PHOTO BY TERRI LAIRD) eering. Joey has participated in several academic organizations including Envirothon, National Honor Society, Academic League, and Quarterbacks for Life. Joey won first place in a local writing competition, and 2nd place at the state level. He is a focused, hardworking, and selfmotivated individual with determination and excellent work ethics.


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GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS The Greater Monessen Historical Society will resume their oral history program to preserve our ethnic and industrial heritage. If anyone knows individuals who should be interviewed, please contact the museum. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 AM until 3 PM. Saturdays by appointment. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724684-8460. Free admission.

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GMHS Spring Exhibit Focus on Sports The Greater Monessen Historical Society’s Spring Exhibit in the Heritage Museum highlights Monessen professional athletes, Hall of Fame awardees, and the strong history of sports in the city. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM and admission is always FREE!

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This is what we are looking for. GMHS is seeking local photographs and memorabilia of the suffragettes. Next year’s theme will commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote in the 1920 Presidential election. While doing spring cleaning, please keep the historical society on your mind. Save historical memorabilia and photos to donate or loan the Heritage Museum. Also, deposit

copies of family genealogies for safe keeping. Ask the museum, before throwing away what may be historical material covering local history.

Become a GMHS Member Individual memberships for the historical society are $15 a calendar year with family memberships being $20. Business memberships are $50. Membership is based on the calendar year of January through December and include four issues of the newsletter, “Valley Historian”.

Volunteers Needed GMHS is looking for individuals willing to present a lecture or program on local history or families in 2019. If interested, please contact the museum. Do you have talents to share? Do you have spare time? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you enjoy local history? If so, please consider joining our group and volunteering at the Museum. Call for details.

Visit the Museum Shoppe The Heritage Museum is also home to the Museum Shoppe, which is filled with the area’s largest collection of ethnic cookbooks. They make great gifts. There are also many books and items dealing with local history that are for sale.

Follow Us on Social Media 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!

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Toast To Our Stars Club Holds Annual Awards Banquet The Toast To Our Stars Club of North Charleroi recently hosted its 69th Annual Achievement Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 28th at the Charleroi Elks. Founded in 1951 by a group of civic minded residents, the organization promotes and recognizes the participation, achievements and success of high school students from the community in academics, athletics and the arts. This year’s featured guest speaker at the banquet was Belle Vernon Area and Penn State football standout Bill Contz. Mr. Contz was a three-year letterman and the starting offensive tackle on Penn State’s 1982 National Championship football team. He later went on to play professionally for seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. Most recently, he has written the book “When The Lions Roared” detailing the 1982 season and the experience of playing for legendary coach, Joe Paterno. This year’s list of student honorees included: Freshman Jehmal Jordan - Baseball Eric Muchesko - Soccer Chloe Pordash - Basketball (Serra Catholic) Noah Weston - Baseball Sophomores Hunter Hyatt-Golf Brianna Hartman - Band

Outstanding Athletes: Emma Valla - Volleyball All Conference Team Ian Williams - Football All Conference Team

Bill Contz, former Belle Vernon Area High School and Penn State Football standout was the guest speaker.

Liz Muchesko, this year’s Outstanding Scholar was also presented with every award available.

Outstanding Athlete Award recipients Emma Valla (left) and Ian Williams (right)

Juniors Amanda Cook - Track Ryley Skibicki - Football Emma Valla-Volleyball Seniors Kristen Cole - Band Tristan Lantz - Band

Liz Muchesko - Band Mary Sismondo - Band Ian Williams - Football In addition to the 14 honorees recognized for their participation in arts and athletics, 2 outstanding athletes and 1 outstanding scholar were recognized.

Outstanding Scholar: Liz Muchesko - 4 year member of the Executive Committee, Show Choir, School Musical and Marching Band serving as Drum Major her Junior and Senior years. She was also on the Year Book Committee for 2 years and in the History Club for 1 year. The evening’s festivities concluded with the presentation of nearly $5,000 in educational financial awards. For the first time ever, Liz Muchesko, this year’s Outstanding Student was presented with every award including the TTOS Brad Pelzer Memorial Award, TTOS Cliff Nickisher Memorial Award, John Buberniak Memorial Award, Dorothy & Emil Hyk Memorial Award, Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award and the Richard “Frenchy” Pireaux Citizenship Award. The TTOS also announced that it will be hosting its 9th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Riverview Golf Course in Bunola, PA (near Elizabeth). Information, registration and Tee Sponsorship opportunities are available at

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South Hills Neighborhood Home to Only Public Wurlitzer Organ in Pittsburgh Area By Christen M. Stroh There are many movie theatres in the South Hills, but there’s only one place where you can go to watch a silent film with live organ accompaniment – that place is Keystone Oaks High School, home to the only Wurlitzer organ playing in a public venue in the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods. Caring for the organ and utilizing it to entertain the public is the Pittsburgh Area Theater Organ Society (PATOS). PATOS, as a nonprofit organization, was started in 1970. PATOS has always had its roots in the South Hills, as originally the organ that PATOS had was in the South Hills Theater on W. Liberty Ave. When the theater closed sometime in the mid-1970s, PATOS was in need of a new organ and a new home. The current Wurlitzer was purchased in Brooklyn, New York in 1976 and installation into the Keystone Oaks auditorium took a couple years – it was unveiled to the public in 1978 and has been there ever since. Dale Abraham, president of PATOS since 2014, stated, “We looked at a lot of places to put the organ, including in downtown Pittsburgh, but those venues weren’t set up for an organ like this, and we liked the idea of staying South Hillscentric, continuing to cater to the audience we’d always served.” As president, Abraham is also the person responsible for the programming PATOS does. He got involved with PATOS as a board member during the 1989-1990 season and has played the organ all his life. In regards to the programs that PATOS puts on, Abraham explained, “There is a theatre organ industry, and there are theatre organ societies scattered across the country. The organists play for these various chapters and the talent will rotate among them, so that’s how programming gets selected.”

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS IN DONORA AND CARROLL TWP. The Donora senior center is in desperate need of volunteers for their home delivered meals program for the Donora and Carroll township areas. (This program is also referred to “meals on wheels.”) Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause? The 3 routes take a little over an hour. You can volunteer once a week, once every other week, or once a month. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers that drive. Drivers and runners are needed Mondays through Fridays. Please call the Donora Senior Center at 724-379-6446 or contact us at

The Wurlitzer organ in Keystone Oaks High School will be featured during a program on June 1 where an organist will accompany two silent Laurel and Hardy films.

While some organists specialize in concerts, others have a wide variety of styles and like to play for silent films, and still others look for ways to create programs that include audience participation. Most recently, PATOS hosted organist Tony Thomas to play along with the silent film “The Camera Man,” starring Buster Keaton. The audience that turned out was one of the largest crowds that PATOS has seen in a long time, indicating to Abraham that there’s a want in the South Hills communities for this type of entertainment. As such, the next event will feature Clark Wilson on the organ in June, accompanying two Laurel and Hardy films and featuring some concert selections as well. The event will be held on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keystone Oaks High School Auditorium. PATOS hosts four events a year, and next year for their 50th anniversary, a special event will be held next spring. According to Abraham, “We want to make a big deal about it because we’ve made it 50 years - how many non-profit organizations can say that?” For more information on PATOS, visit

Cook Seeks to Deliver More Property Tax Relief for Washington County Homeowners Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) confirmed that he is seeking cosponsors for his legislation that would change the casino gaming Local Share Account (LSA) approval process in Washington County. “As a member of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, I am deeply alarmed by the lack of transparency and potential conflicts of interest surrounding the LSA grant program,” said Cook. “Since I was sworn in as the representative of the 49th Legislative District in 2017, I have asked many questions. My findings have led me to the realization that reforms are desperately needed to ensure that the LSA grant program is held accountable, while guaranteeing the upmost integrity, fairness, and most importantly, open and transparent allocation of taxpayer dollars.” Current law regarding the disbursement of local share funding from casino gaming varies from host county to host county. In Washington County, a portion of the local share is required to be awarded as grants through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for county public interest projects. Cook’s legislation would require LSA revenue currently used for DCED grants to be distributed directly to Washington County school districts for the sole purpose of achieving additional property tax relief for homeowners. Since the majority of tax revenue derived from slot machine gaming is currently used to lower property tax bills through the homestead/farmstead exemption program, Cook’s legislation would simply increase the funds available for participating homeowners in Washington County by leveraging LSA revenue. “Without establishing this type of reform, major concerns will remain regarding conflicts of interest, special interest earmarking of funds or insider deliberation of projects in advance of the grant presentations,” concluded Cook. “We owe it to the taxpayers we represent to ensure that LSA funding is allocated with integrity, transparency, and above all, that projects are funded based upon their value to our communities and the opportunities to improve the quality of life for all.”

June 2019


Dr. John Kent Folmar Contributes to Morgantown Publication The last edition of the Proceedings and Papers of the Monongalia Historical Society, Morgantown, WV, featured an article by Dr. John Kent Folmar I of California Borough. Entitled “The Monongahela River: A Brief History,” its subject is a survey of the steamboat packet trade on the Mon River with special emphasis on the last 20 years of their activities from 1890—1910. “My interest in the Mon River began when I met, accidentally, a group in Greensboro, Pa. who were organizing the Monongahela River Buffs Association,” said Folmar. He then began attending meetings and it changed his career; he began to study local and river history and made it a part of his courses at Cal U of Pa. The preparation and deliverance of dozens of articles and lectures on the topic followed. With the coming of the railroads, this study tells the story of the last hurrah for the packetboat era: the trade by the last packet companies to Morgantown and Fairmont, WV. Photographs of six of the steamboat vessels that plied the Mon River are featured from the author’s collections in the 14-page commentary, which appeared in the December 2018 issue. Dr. John Kent Folmar I is professor emeritus of history at California University of Pennsylvania. He was president of the Monongahela River Buffs Association from 1980 to 1981, and again from 1990 to 2015; he was also the editor of MRBA newsletter from 1981 to 2015. The author of four books on local and transportation history, Dr. Folmar resides in California Borough. Contact him by phone at 724-938-7856, or email:

Off to a Good Start Monongahela Woman's Club Pleased With Results of First ‘Bare Necessities’ Program The Monongahela Woman's Club initiated a new outreach program last September called "Bare Necessities". The purpose of the program is to help provide the children of the Ringgold School District with such basic needs as clothing, shoes, toiletries, etc. The recipients of these items are identified by school nurses, guidance counselors, and teachers. During the last eight months the club has received donations of over $3,000 to help with the program in addition to the funds donated by the Stanley Welsh of the Monongahela club itself. The Club would like to Elks Lodge #455 presented a check take this opportunity to thank the folto President Candace McConnell and lowing for their generous donations: program chair Pamela Priches. The Monongahela Farmers' Market sponsored by Chaney’s; Monongahela Lions Club; Handyman Matters; State Farm, Max Chywaski, agent; Pete Jenkins Tax Accounting and Financial Services; Dettores Pizza; Monongahela Animal Hospital; Hufnagel Self Storage; Elks Lodge #455; and a very generous individual who prefers to remain anonymous. The children have received so many needed items through their generosity. We look forward to continuing the program next school year with the help and support of the community.



June 2019

New Eagle Residents Complain of Speeding in Borough Carroll Township Resolves to Support Current LSA Program By Miranda Startare Carroll Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting May 7 and approved a resolution in support of the current Local Share Account (LSA) grant program. The LSA program, which is funded by casino gaming revenues, began in Washington County in 2008 and has provided millions of dollars in grant money to communities for economic development, job training, community improvement, and public interest projects. State Representative Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is seeking co-sponsors for legislation that would require the portion of LSA money used for Department of Community Economic Development (DCED) grants for county public interest projects to be distributed directly to Washington County school districts to provide tax relief for homeowners. According to the township supervisors, the many projects that have been accomplished with the LSA funding throughout the county may not have otherwise been completed, including major sewage projects. Funding for such projects would have to be funded by taxpayers. Vice Chairman James Harrison has given his written support to a supervisors’ committee that has been formed in the county in support of the current LSA program. In other business, the township has announced a change to yard waste collection. It will now be curbside pickup only due to current problems with people dumping large tree branches, trees, and roots. The program was not intended to include large landscaping debris. Residents and non-residents are being informed that cameras are currently being utilized. If anyone who is a non-resident to Carroll Township is seen dumping material at the Municipal Building, they will be issued a citation.


By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council held its monthly meeting May 7, hearing complaints from two residents during the public forum about issues with drivers in the borough. According to Dan Walters, of 343 Center Avenue, there is a “huge problem” with stop signs being run at Center Avenue and Maple Avenue. He asked Council for additional signage, a speed bump, or extra police patrols. Monongahela Police Chief, Kevin Harris, who recently replaced the retiring Chief Brian Tempest, said police patrols can be added to the area. Additionally, Council said they could install battery-powered red lights on the stop sign to draw attention to it. A resident of Union Street also asked for additional police patrols as cars are speeding excessively in that area. Residents are also reminded that the grass-cutting ordinance is being enforced, and those with grass over six inches will be issued a citation. Junk vehicle violations will continue to be cited, as well. In other business, Council has received several calls about the trash collector not collecting all bags of trash and leaving litter over the roads. Residents are reminded that all garbage must be contained in bags, but the borough is working with the trash collector management to resolve any issues. The borough has one more year in the contract with the current company. Council also announced upcoming projects and events that include: • Lighting to be installed at the pole by the concession stand at Maple Avenue playground ($200). • Windows to be installed in the upstairs of borough building ($1,850). • Borough building to be painted ($8,980). • Fire Department Annual Car Show on Chess Street to be held June 8. • Borough will hire Jason Miller, a part-time Monongahela Police Officer, as the new foreman.

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UNION TOWNSHIP NEWS Municipal Offices: 3904 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville, PA, 15332 •724-348-4250 Secretary/Treasurer: Asst. Secretary/Treasurer: Public Meeting Schedule: The Union Township Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. Follow our Facebook page for important notifications & events!

A VERY BUSY SUMMER AND FALL AHEAD FOR UNION TOWNSHIP ROAD WORK Union Township residents can expect a big upswing in road work activity during the 2019 summer and fall months. Along with the expected road repair work funded through the PennDOT Liquid Fuels grant, there will be ongoing work in support of two new EQT gas well projects and repairs to Patterson Road paid for in part by Sunoco Corp. for heavy wear in support of their Mariner II gas pipeline project. Heavy Equipment supporting construction and non-conventional drilling at the EQT Garvin Well site on property formerly owned by The Leco family will be transported along the lower portion of Garvin Road. Improvements to that section of Garvin Road, from its intersection with Little Mingo Creek Rd. up to the well site, are expected to begin within the next several weeks. Improvements will consist of widening the roadway, and storm water management improvements. Similar work will also be ongoing on sections of Coal Bluff Road and Pleasant view Road to support heavy truck traffic to EQT’s Caton Well Site just off Pleasant View Road. Here again, improvements will consist of Road widening to Township standards where possible and storm water management improvements. Costs for the roadway improvements will be funded in total by EQT. Like it or not, the well sites have both been approved as Conditional Union Township Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison Use Projects under the Union (Assets As of March 31, 2019 Cash Basis Kissinger /Palermo) Township Ordinances.

THE UNION TOWNSHIP 2019 FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT The Union Township Board and Administration breathed a collective sigh of relief at the first quarter financial report prepared by Palermo/Kissinger. Dealing with road damage, slides and catchup with general road maintenance, at times, seemed to be stretching the budget a bit too much, but ongoing repairs to infrastructure is moving ahead with help from a few grants. Frank Palermo’s first quarter look at finances is below. His detailed report is available at the Township office for anyone interested.

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Business & Merchant News Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that MVH ranks within the top 10 percent of similar size based on number of beds. The methodology used to select MVH as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience is unique in that it evaluates specific Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. The Women’s Choice Award collects the data for the following HCAHPS survey measures and uses a weighted average to award the best hospitals for patient experience: • Effective communication with nurses and doctors • Responsiveness to requests for help • Providing patient recovery information • Explanation about medications before being administered • Bathroom and room cleanliness • Peacefulness of room at night • Patient recommendation rating According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, good patient experience positively correlates to disease management, adherence to treatment plans and

health outcomes. Personalized care from providers — including clear communication and sensitivity — is a key health care priority, according to a Deloitte survey of healthcare consumers. This strong correlation between providing good patient experience throughout their journey and improved clinical quality measures including increase HCAHPS scores makes the investment a win-win for all. “This hospital received this awarded because it is one of the best at treating their patients the way their patients want to be treated,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Hospital choice is a critical decision, particularly for women, who make over 80 percent of healthcare decisions and providing a great experience for her throughout her patient journey is a win-win for all involved. Our designation makes it easier for her to choose a hospital where she and her family are more likely to have a better experience and outcome.” MVH is one of 400 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient experience in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. For more information on America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, visit

New U-Haul Dealer in Perryopolis Offers Trucks, Trailers U-Haul Company of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that JDJ Investment Properties LLC has signed on as a UHaul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Perryopolis community. Located at 3781 JDJ Investment Properties, located Pittsburgh Road, JDJ at 3781 Pittsburgh Road in Perryopolis Investment Properties has signed on as a U-Haul dealer. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment and moving supplies. JDJ Investment Properties partners Donna Miller, John Sr. and John Jr. VanDivner are proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Fayette County. The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit to create an online account. Normal business hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reserve UHaul products at this dealer location by calling (724) 908-4012 or visiting today. Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air. JDJ Investment Properties is a great place to become U-Haul Famous®. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to to submit photos and learn more.

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MVRCC MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Transitional Employment Consultants This month MVRCC shines its spotlight on Transitional Employment Consultants (TEC). They are a private, non-profit 501(C)3 that has been providing supported employment services to individuals with disabilities for 34 years. Transitional Employment Consultants’ (TEC) mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to become independent, productive members of the community by providing job readiness training and placement into competitive employment. TEC was established in 1984 with a grant secured by the Mental Health Association of Washington County. This was a collaborative effort involving the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Washington District Office (OVR), the Washington/Greene Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program (MH/MR), the Mental Health Association of Washington County, and the University of Pittsburgh to provide supported employment services for consumers of mental health. TEC’s ultimate goal for all individuals who receive services is to secure and maintain employment in the community. The agency’s employment placement rate has historically hovered at 60%, with 80% of those who secure jobs keeping their jobs for over ninety days. Geographically TEC expanded its adult supported employment services to include the Monongahela Valley Office in 2004 and in Fayette County with an office in Uniontown in 2006. These geographic expansions were based upon the expressed need for additional supported employment services in these areas by OVR and county behavioral health programs. The TEC Education Center provides a unique programming option for local school districts for a specialized group of students to grow and become a success. The program offers academics that are delivered in accordance to the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), transition skills, and work skills through volunteering in the community. Students benefit by volunteering at local businesses several times a week. For more information, please contact us at 724-225-3535 or by visiting our website at



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

June ‘Coffee Connect’ Breakfast Meeting Our next ‘Coffee Connect’ breakfast meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at Beinhauer Family Funeral Home, located at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Please bring business cards and any promotional materials for special offers or events occurring within your business in the month of June. Members attend free thanks to the generous sponsorship from Beinhauer, and should register by emailing the chamber office at

Chamber After 5 Event Join us on Wednesday, June 5 from 5 - 7 pm, for ‘Beers & Bites’ an after hours social event at the courtyard of the Market District Express in McMurray, located at 2840 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA 15317. Whitehorse Brewing at the Street, a small, family owned and operated 10-barrel brewery situated atop the Laurel Highlands in Berlin, PA, and the chefs at the Market District will be pairing up for our Chamber After 5 event. We will be sampling five 5-ounce beers from

Whitehorse Brewing, and nibbling on complementary plates of food that pair well with the beers. Thank you to fellow Chamber member, Giant Eagle - Market District Express for sponsoring the food! Members $10; Future Members $25. Please purchase tickets online by Monday June 3 at 5pm.

Farmers Market Tables Still Available Would your business like a table at the Farmers Market in June? June 6 and June 27 are still available! There is no charge to take advantage of this benefit, but you do need to make a reservation. We will have one member signed up for a week at a time. Please email Tanya with dates you are interested in using. Member Dates secured for June: • June 13- Christina Wehner - Pilgrimage Hospice • June 20 - DeAnna Naumann- Patriarch Placement The Farmers Market will be held each Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 7pm, through September 26, 2019. The Market will be held rain or shine, but the Rotary Club of Upper St. Clair- Bethel Park reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Market due to unsafe or exceptional weather conditions. The Market will be held in the Westminster Presbyterian Church South parking lot located at 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair.

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June Chamber Luncheon The June luncheon of the South Hills Chamber will be held on Thursday, June 20, at 11:30 am at Atria's in Mt Lebanon, located at 110 Beverly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Austin Durham - Certified Trainer with ‘The Color Code’ will be the guest speaker. As an independent trainer with The Color Code Austin helps entrepreneurs, business owners, families, and anyone else that is interested in understanding on a deep level WHY they do what they do, how that affects others, and how to implement ways to improve every important relationship in their lives. The Color Code personality assessment and workshop helps him to do so and show people why "Relationships are Everything!" Discounted tickets available in advance: Register by June 17 at 4pm. Members $22 | Future Members $25. Price at the door: Members $25 | Future Members $28

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Driving Customer Traffic For Local Businesses Monongahela Chamber Will Feature Aggressive Coupon Offers From Members Every Month in the Messenger A joint effort between the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC), and the South Hills - Mon Valley Messenger will provide area residents with coupons and special discounts at local businesses. Starting with the June 2019 issue, readers of the South Hills – Mon Valley Messenger will find valuable coupons and aggressive discounts every month on the Monongahela Area Chamber News page. These coupons will be sponsored by and accepted by participating members of the MACC. The number of coupons on the page will vary between 8 – 12 per month depending upon the time of year, and the number of coupon sponsors. (The MACC News Page in the June issue can be found on page 27.) “We have been running a Chamber News page in the Messenger each

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month to share our news, upcoming events and information that is happening at the chamber,” says Dorothea Pemberton, Executive Director of the MACC. “We have been able to afford the costs to publish this page each month with the support of small ads from some of our members – but we feel like converting these small ads to a series of aggressive “coupons” and “discounts” for area residents will provide more value to Messenger readers, and help drive customers into MACC member businesses,” Doug Haniford, publisher of the South Hills – Mon Valley Messenger says that the intention is for the coupons and discounts on the MAAC News Page to be “aggressive” in that they should offer at least a 50% off discount, a ‘BOGO’ buy one get one offer, or a Free item with purchase.

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“Customers are not motivated by 10% or 15% off coupons,” said Haniford. “There needs to be a really compelling offer made to the reader that will motivate them to get off the couch and redeem a coupon at one of the local businesses. If all goes as planned – Messenger readers can look for a selection of valuable coupons on the MACC News page every month – and the local businesses that sponsor the coupons should expect an increase in customer traffic and sales,” he added. The coupons on the page will all have the same style, design, and format to provide a consistent look. The only difference will be the name/logo of the coupon sponsor along with their address and phone number. “We visualize a coupon design that one might find in the big ‘Entertainment Coupon Book’ or

‘Enjoy Coupon Book’, said Haniford. “Just a very clear, simple and straightforward offer that is easy to read, easy to cut out, and offers a strong and valuable offer.” Pemberton is driving the coupon initiative with MACC members, and invites all members to contact her about getting their coupon onto the page. “We’re excited to be able to work with the Messenger to provide our membership with a great way to encourage local customers to visit and patronize our wonderful local businesses,” she said. Any member of the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce that is interested in sponsoring a coupon on the MACC News Page, please contact Dorothea Pemberton at 724258-5919 or by e-mail at:



Ribbon Cutting Held for New Berkshire Hathaway Location

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty Ribbon Cutting.

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was proud to be a part of the open house/ribbon cutting ceremony for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty to announce the opening of its new location at 776 Rostraver Rd. in Belle Vernon.

Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Announces 2019 Protin Award Recipient Christopher J. Coccari, BSN, RN, PACU/Same Day Surgery nurse manager, received Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.’s 2019 Edward J. Protin Memorial Award. The award, which is one of the health system’s most prestigious honors, was presented to the West Newton resident during MVHR’s Annual Service Awards Reception on May 7. Those eligible for the Protin Award have served the health system for at least a decade, go above and beyond what is required and demonstrated the qualities of leadership, loyalty, compassion and empathy. Christopher J. Coccari Human Resources assistant Laurie Chester, the 2018 Protin Award recipient, presented the award to Mr. Coccari. “Chris Coccari is a dedicated and compassionate nurse who is leader among his peers,” said Mrs. Chester. “Although he has demanding responsibilities at Monongahela Valley Hospital, he works tirelessly throughout the year to raise money for community charities including the Epiphany of Our Lord in Monessen, Allenport Lions Club, Monessen Italian Club, Donora Fire Company and Monessen Public Library by attending car shows with his Ford Mustang. “This is a very touching honor,” said Mr. Coccari, as he graciously accepted the award. “It is so unexpected. I feel so privileged to work at Mon Valley Hospital.”

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MVH Operating Room Nurse Named 2019 Cameos of Caring® Awardee When Douglas Myers was in high school, he had surgery. While he was in the hospital recuperating, he had a male nurse on the night shift who “spent an entire evening” telling him the virtues of a nursing career. In 1996, Mr. Myers received his Associate’s degree in Nursing from Penn State University. He joined the staff of Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) in 2000. On May 9, Mr. Myers was named MVH’s 2019 Cameos of Caring® Awardee. During his 19-year career at MVH, Mr. Doug Myers accepts his Myers provided care to patients and their famCameos of Caring certifiilies on 7-West, 6-West, 6-East and most cate from Mary Lou Murt, recently in the Operating Room (OR) where Monongahela Valley he has been for the past 12 years. Hospital’s senior vice president and chief “Being an OR nurse, I see firsthand what the nursing officer. latest in surgical medicine can do,” explained Mr. Myers. “New technologies come out every year that make the impossible possible. I am most proud of the fact that I have a small part in a patient’s recovery that will help them live a normal life again.” Mr. Myers was one of 13 nurses nominated by their peers for the prestigious Cameos of Caring Award. To be nominated, a nurse must demonstrate excellence in nursing care and provide compassionate patient care while serving as mentors for their fellow nurses. “Doug is a skilled nurse who is a staunch advocate for his patients,” said Mary Lou Murt, MVH’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer. “He is highly respected by his colleagues for his medical expertise and caring attitude.”


The New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Station is located on Main Street in the Borough of New Eagle, PA. They currently have 26 members and operate 3 engines, 1 rescue and squad. They provide firefighting, AED response, vehicle extrication, river rescue, and hazardous materials calls. In addition to the services they provide, the New Eagle VFD owns and operates a social hall with Bingo every first Saturday of the month. The social hall is also available for rentals. Since their organization is all volunteer, it is imperative that they host multiple fundraising events throughout the year in order to operate! The New Eagle VFD wants to thank everyone for their support at their events.

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New City Mission Thrift Store in Belle Vernon to Benefit Our Area’s Homeless The Bethel Park Chamber’s ‘Appreciation Month’ Mixer Will Celebrate 5th Anniversary

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: L-R: Brian Johansson, Chief Operating Officer; Kathy Makripodis, City Mission Board of Directors; Mark Vinoverski, Director of Hope Enterprises (manages all thrift stores and thrift store warehouse); Karen Vinoverski, wife of Mark; and Caleb Vinoverski, son of Mark

Store Manager Rita Conti (center) with two hard-working new City Mission employees, Briana Dingler left, and Leah Lauderbaugh at right.

By Jill Runfola On Monday, May 20 City Mission celebrated the Grand Opening of its Thrift Store in the Tri-County Plaza The new City Mission thrift store is in Belle Vernon, PA. The store openlocated in the Tri-County Plaza ing ceremony included a prayer, a ribin Belle Vernon. bon-cutting ceremony, benediction and an invitation to shop the new store. The store was open for business at 10:30 am, and shoppers enjoyed a store-wide sale with 25% off on purchases of gently used furniture, clothing, household goods, and more. "We are excited to open our store in Belle Vernon as we look to continue to further our efforts to those in need,” says Dean Gartland, President and CEO of City Mission. Mark Vinoverski, Director of Business Enterprises adds, "We will continue to offer the quality merchandise at a good value along with the friendly customer service that our City Mission Thrift stores are known for." Every day there is new merchandise on the sales floor because of consistent donations made to City Mission by residents from Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Fayette Counties. Store Manager Rita Conti says of the new store, “I’ve been anxiously awaiting our grand opening,” said Rita Conti, the new store manager. “I think it’s going to be great, and the people that the mission helps are amazing.” All of the proceeds, from the City Mission Thrift Stores benefit the programs for residents at City Mission, who come from all areas of our region and beyond. Established in 1941, City Mission is a Christ-centered rehabilitative homeless shelter that not only provides food and shelter – but provides a comprehensive, holistic approach with Biblically-based counseling and personal healing, and life-changing programs that help restore individuals to regain their independence. The new City Mission Thrift Store is located at 370 Tri-County Lane, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Store hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Most major credit cards are accepted.

Join the BP Chamber for lunch to celebrate their 5th Anniversary and meet the Board Members. Bring a Guest!! The event will take place the Spencer Family YMCA on Church Road on June 12, 2019 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Members and guests from surrounding areas are welcome. The event will be hosted by Rowdy Barbeque. Enjoy great food, expand your network and meet the Board of Directors. Relax and kickoff the summer with your new network of business friends. Go to the Chamber website at to register, call the Chamber office at 412-595-8361 or email by June 10, 2019.

Save The Date For Upcoming BP Chamber Events • June 19 - Joint Chamber Mini Golf Mixer, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Sunset Golf, 3501 Brownsville Road. Bethel Park and BBW (Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall) Chamber Members and Guests. • July 18 - Mixer, Clubhouse at Cool Springs, 5:30-7:30 PM • August 14 – Lunch, 12:00-1:00 PM Steel Cactus at Cool Springs • September 19 – Dinner, Sapphire Gala- 6:00-9:30 PM, South Hills Country Club


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Family Fun

& Summer Guide

At Circle Camps Girls Become Confident Young Women Nestled in the beautiful hills and forests along Cheat Lake in Morgantown, WV, Circle of EKC is your typical sleep-away summer camp – with a twist. Circle Camp provides free summer camp for girls aged nine to 14 who have experienced the death of a parent. “Grieving girls often feel isolated and removed from the world of their peers,” said Sandi Welch, founder and executive director of Circle Camps.

“The Circle program gives girls skills to cope with their losses and enables them to make lasting friendships with others who understand their losses.” Campers live in cabins and enjoy regular camp activities like tubing, crafts and sports. And under the guidance of licensed professionals, the Circle week offers structured opportunities for campers to share and rework their stories of loss. "I didn’t know anyone else who’s parent died when I first came to

Circle,” said Lena Carr from Ambridge who lost her mother. “At Circle everyone is just like me so I felt like I belonged right away. Circle creates an environment that is safe, supportive and accepting so campers can develop a healthy sense of self and lasting friendships with girls who understand their loss. “During the school year, when I’m having a sad moment, I’ll snapchat with a friend from Circle and she’ll let me know she has hard days, too.”

Lena Carr will return for her seventh summer at Circle of EKC and wants to be a counselor at Circle when she’s old enough. Her father, Dan Carr, believes she’d make a great counselor. “Who better to do it?” If you know a family that could benefit from Circle EKC, applications are still being accepted for the week of August 12-17, 2019. For details, please visit the website

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Summer Fun That Is Close To Home Summer is prime vacation season when travelers take trips to every corner of the world. While faraway destinations abound, those looking for fun can also find enjoyable activities much closer to home.Many communities come alive during the warmer weather, hosting an array of locally driven events. People looking for a day of entertainment or an evening of excitement may be able to find an event thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a short car ride away. Pick up the South Hills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mon Valley Messenger or log on to your townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official website to browse a listing of events in your community this summer. Here are a few events youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bound to find. â&#x20AC;˘ Carnivals and fun fairs: Open land or empty parking lots can be transformed into bustling carnivals in

Check this local newspaper for a list of entertaining summer events right in your own backyard.

a matter of days. Carnivals or fairs may be sponsored by private businesses or local religious organizations looking to raise funds. Some fairs are established by the county and attract participants from near and far. Carnivals often boast a wide array of entertainment, from amusement

park-style rides to games of chance to music. â&#x20AC;˘ Summer concert series: Summer concerts series typically begin when the weather warms up, and music may not stop playing until Labor Day. Concerts may range from more intimate affairs that attract a few dozen people to a town square to larger events at beaches and boardwalks that draw thousands of visitors. â&#x20AC;˘ Food festivals: Various towns close down their Main Streets from time to time to accommodate food festivals that feature a variety of cuisines. Some food festivals may feature one ingredient, such as garlic or cheese, while others may delve deeper and offer broader menus. Food festivals allow visitors to sample many different treats and may serve to advertise for




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neighborhood eating establishments. â&#x20AC;˘ Street fairs: Street fairs also may close down thoroughfares in town. These events usually bring together a variety of vendors selling their wares in an open market setting. You can make a day of touring all of the vendor booths and buying handmade items from local artisans. â&#x20AC;˘ Outdoor movies: Local parks frequently host summer movie nights when participants can view a movie on the big screen while under the stars. This can be an informal way to get the entire family together for a fun flick. Films are typically familyfriendly and schedules are available well in advance. Bring a blanket and some snacks and enjoy an inexpensive evening together. Many people need not travel far for a little summertime fun, as many communities host fun events throughout the warmer months.

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Keep Kids Engaged Through Summer Vacation ’Summer Slide’ is a term parents may hear at the end of the school year. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with playground activities. Rather, ‘summer slide’ refers to knowledge gained during the school year that may be lost over the duration of summer break. The National Summer Learning Association says many students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in math computation skills over the summer. Students tend to score lower on standardized tests after summer vacation than they do when the same tests are taken at the onset of summer.Minds left to sit idle can haunt children when it’s time to return to the classroom. But parents who engage kids throughout the summer and reinforce educationally sound activities can prevent summer slide. • Make vacations educational. Visit a locale kids have studied in class and explore its culture and traditions. • Offer plenty of reading materials. Reading can expand children’s minds and help them build and maintain their vocabulary. • Ask teachers for work packets. Students can stay on top of their studies by doing some light schoolwork throughout the summer. This can reinforce lessons kids have already learned and keep their minds sharp. • Purchase a journal. Encourage kids to write about their summer adventures in a journal. Chances are their teachers will ask about summer vacations and may require an essay when students return to school.




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Family Cycling Is An Enjoyable Escape Going for a bike ride is one of the best ways for people to exercise in fresh air. Cycling is not only earthconscious and convenient, but it also is a fun and popular activity that anyone can enjoy. Around 1.6 million residents of New York City ride a bike at least once a month, and in Portland, bike riding rose by 3 percent each year since 2012, according to Bikemunk, a website dedicated to helping people understand bikes, especially in the context of making a purchase. The Alliance for Biking & Walking discovered that 0.6 percent of all commuters in the United States biked to work in 2013, up from 0.5 percent in 2009 and 0.4 percent in 2005. But many people are embracing cycling as an entertaining form of recreation that the entire family can enjoy. Adults may have fond memories of

that leads riders to a playground their own cycling adventures as or one that circles a scenic lake. children that they want to pass Make your cycling excursion down to their kids. Since families more of an afternoon out than a may feature cyclists with various marathon biking session. levels of experience, it can be safe • Take frequent breaks. Little to employ certain strategies in the legs may not be able to keep up, hopes that everyone gets the most and adults will need to anticipate out of their time in the cycling stopping along the way. saddle. • Know the terrain. Stick to • Buy the right bikes. Take routes you have ridden before. time to research different brands Leave the more intense courses of bicycles and what they offer. that include extreme climbs and Some bikes are ideal for streets or dips for those times when kids are paved trails, while others are betCycling as a family can be an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and get some exercise. not in tow. Stick to lightly trafter for rustic roads and trails. A ficked routes, or travel during offqualified bike retailer can help shoppers find the right bike for them as their parents or older siblings. Limit peak hours. Consult with trail guides and their families, ensuring everyone cycling excursions to a reasonable and read reviews as well. • Check bikes before departing. in the family is riding the right size amount of time so youngsters’ health Make sure tires are inflated and everybike and the one commensurate with is not compromised. • Focus on fun. Consider what kids thing else is in working order. Bring a their skill level. will get out of the trip and gear the small tool kit along in case a repair • Limit the distance. Children won’t be able to put in as many miles afternoon around that. Choose a path needs to be made.

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Local People News Finleyville Sailor Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea The ship, a true floating city, weighs more than 100,000 tons and has a flight deck that is A Finleyville, Penn252 feet wide. Powerxsylvania, native and 2017 ful catapults slingshot Ringgold High School the aircraft off the bow graduate is serving in the of the ship. The planes U.S. Navy aboard the airland aboard the carrier craft carrier USS Theoby snagging a steel dore Roosevelt. cable with an arresting Airman Christopher Airman Christopher hook that protrudes Hetrick (PHOTO BY MASS Hetrick is an aviation from the rear of the airCOMMUNICATION SPECIALIST boatswain's mate (hancraft.Being stationed in 3RD CLASS JASON MEYER) dling) aboard the carrier San Diego, the princioperating out of San pal homeport of the Diego. As a Navy aviation boatswain's Pacific Fleet, means Hetrick is playing mate (handling), Hetrick is responsi- an important part in America’s focus ble for the safe handling, chalking and on rebuilding military readiness, chaining of the aircraft on the flight strengthening alliances and reforming deck. Hetrick credits success in the business practices in support of the Navy to many of the lessons learned National Defense Strategy. growing up in Finleyville. Though there are many ways for “Growing up I worked with my sailors to earn distinction in their hands and now I get to do that every command, community and career, day,” said Hetrick. “I do maintenance Hetrick is most proud of earning the on all different equipment on the Battle “E” Ribbon. “The ship boat.” Named in honor of former received the ribbon as a whole. Each President Theodore Roosevelt, the individual who was a part of the miscarrier is longer than three football sion is able to wear that honor,” said fields, measuring nearly 1,100 feet. Hetrick. Approximately 3,200 men By Kayla Turnbow, Navy Office of Community Outreach

Nones, Bergman Engagement Announced Kyra Bergman, of Carnegie (formally of Charleroi), is to be married to Dean Nones, of Carnegie (formally of Bethel Park). Ms. Bergman is a loan closer at a local mortgage company and the daughDean Nones ter of Ms. Marla Bergman of Charleroi. and Kyra Bergman Mr. Nones is an archaeologist at Michael Baker International and the son of Mrs. Carol Taylor of Monongahela and the late Mr. Mark Nones of Monongahela. A September 2020 wedding is planned in Pittsburgh.

and women make up the ship's crew, which keeps all parts of the aircraft carrier running smoothly. Another 2,500 men and women form the air wing responsible for flying and maintaining the aircraft aboard the ship. "Naval aviation is the ultimate team sport, and a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier cannot accomplish her mission without the professionalism and expertise of every sailor aboard," said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, commanding officer Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt, like each of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, is designed for a 50-year service life. When the air wing is embarked, the ship carries more than 70 attack jets, helicopters and other aircraft, all of which take off

from and land aboard the carrier at sea. All of this makes the Theodore Roosevelt a self-contained mobile airport and strike platform, and often the first response to a global crisis because of a carrier’s ability to operate freely in international waters anywhere on the world’s oceans.As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, Hetrick and other Theodore Roosevelt sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. "I always felt like I wanted to serve my country at some point,” added Hetrick. “I have finally fulfilled something I have wanted to do my whole life.”


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Seniors for Safe Driving Summer Classes

Clairton AARP Will Hold Annual Summer Banquet

‘Seniors for Safe Driving’ presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on today’s roadways. Upcoming Classes in the South Hills area: • June 6, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Rec Dept of Upper St. Clair, Upper St. Clair, PA • July 1, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, PA • July 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Paramount Senior Living, Bethel Park, PA • August 14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Carnegie Library, McKeesport, PA. To register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245. To register online, visit

Join Clairton AARP #1612 on Wednesday, June 26 at the South Hills Country Club for their annual Summer Banquet. The group will be entertained with the soft sounds of Darryl & Kim, Pittsburgh’s own singing duo. There’s still time to make your reservation by calling Donna at 412-384-7894.


Upcoming Tours Upcoming tours include an Amtrak train ride in July to Altoona where you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch and a ride up the funicular for a view of the Horseshoe Curve, in August a day trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial, and September boasts a trip to the Lake Raystown area to enjoy fall colors. Lots of additional sights are planned. For more information, call Marjorie at 724-872-1165.

Sign Up For Our Newsletter Call Kathy at 412-854-0594 with your email address and she’ll email you a copy of the chapter newsletter with more information on Clairton Area AARP #1612. If you’re interested in joining, please call Barb at 412-714-4411 for details and an application. You must be a member in good standing of AARP National in order to join a local chapter.

At The Sheridan, our outdoor living spaces are as eloquently designed as our indoor spaces. Everything has been created for gatherings of friends and families to enjoy moments together. We invite you to join us to experience it for yourself, as we kick off summer with our outdoor happy hour series.

Monday Music on the Patio EVERY MONDAY IN JUNE 4:00PM TO 5:00PM Call 412-228-3275 to RSVP for one of our festive evenings and to schedule a personal tour.


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JUNE HAPPENINGS AT THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The West Newton Center for Active Adults located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is an adult community center open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for a $2 donation (age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under age 60). Reservations for lunch must be made by Wednesday of the previous week. Judy, our beautician, has a full beauty shop on the premises. Call 724-872-4976 and ask for Judy to make a hair appointment (every Thursday and Friday; occasionally on Wednesday). Daily activities include card playing, billiards, wii Sports, socialization, oldies music and more! Weekly activities include Tuesday Bible study at 9:30 am, Donut Day at 10:00am, Progressive Jackpot Bingo at 11:00am. Wednesday Craft hour at 10:00am, 20 games of ‘nickel-a-card’ Bingo at 12:30pm. Saturday –Zumba from 9:30am to 10:30am with Gyda (cost is $6). See our Facebook page for more activities and events ( Is your group looking for a place to play cards, bible study or other group activity? We have plenty of space. Call to bring your group Monday through Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm. For more Center information, call 724-872-4976 and ask for Paul or Lisa. To join our monthly email group on center activities, please email Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: • June 4 Fraud Speaker 10:00-10:30am • June 5 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • June 5 Bullying Speaker11:00am • June 7 Father’s Day Breakfast 9:00am • June 7 Jewelry Making 10:30-11:30am • June 10 Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am • June 10 Ceramics Making 12:30pm • June 11 Board Meeting 10:00am • June 12 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • June 13 Market Voucher 9:00am-12:00pm • June 14 Flag Day (CLOSED) • June 19 Sanitation Workshop (CLOSED) • June 20 Lunch/Show Belairs 1:00pm • June 20 Coffee & Canvas 6:00-8:00pm • June 21 Presque Isle 8:30am • June 25 Grocery Bingo 1:00pm • June 26 Craft Hour 10:00-11:00am • June 28 Birthday Party 11:30am • June 28 Blood Pressure 11:30am UPCOMING TRIPS Fri. June 21 – Presque Isle Downs & Casino – Departing Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot at 8:30am and Belle Vernon Park and Ride (Rt 201) at 8:45am. Arriving at the Casino around 11:00am and departing for home at 5:00pm. Casino guest cost is $45 (you receive $30 in free play). Limited Seating. Call 724-872-4976 for availability! Wed. July 24 –‘It’sin The Bag’ Holmes County Ohio Amish Adventure – Grab Bag Tour – Departing Bible Alliance Church Parking Lot at 7:00am and the Belle Vernon Park and Ride (Rt 201) at 7:15am. The expedition begins with a one-hour wagon ride through a 120-acre farm. From there we will tour an Amish Household. We will enjoy a family-style feast at Der Dutchman and walk it all off while visiting the many shops of Walnut Creek. We will indulge in sample confections at Coblentz Chocolatesand cool down with some shopping and ice cream at Walnut Creek Cheese. The cost is $115 per person. Limited seating; call 724-872-4976 for availability!


JUNE HAPPENINGS AT THE MONESSEN CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The Monessen Center for Active Adults located at 1925 Grand Blvd, Monessen, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 3:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for a $2 donation (age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under age 60). Reservations for lunch must be made a week in advance. Daily card playing, wii bowling, Carnival Bingo, are just some of our activities. In addition, every Monday and Friday we have Bingo starting at 12:45pm. We also have Free Tai Chi on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Come join us to walk the center every day rain or shine from 10:30 to 11:30am. For more Center information, call 724-684-6105 and ask for Miriam, or give us your email address to receive our monthly publication of our events. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: • June 3 Penn State Nutrition Link 11:00am to 12:00pm • June 4 Speaker Amanda from Gateway Hospice • June 6 Grocery Bingo 1:00pm • June 10 Penn State Nutrition Link 11:00 am • June 11 Speaker Jan from OSPTA enjoy some Root Beer Floats with us • June 14 Flag Day the Center will be closed • June 17 Property Tax Rebates 10:00 am to 2:00 pm • June 18 Farmer’s Market Vouchers 9:00 am to 1:00 pm • June 19 Center will be closed for Kitchen Sanitation Training • June 21 Coffee and Canvas 6:00 pm to 8:00pm • June 25 June’s Birthdays Celebration • June 25 Board Meeting 10:00 am • June 26 Lunch and Bus Trip will be cancelled this month • June 27 BEACH PARTY WITH THE G BOYZ!! Tickets are $5.00.

FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS Farmers Market Vouchers will be available for area seniors on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at all LifeSpan Senior Resource Centers. Locations are in Bethel Park, Chartiers, Clairton, Homestead, Imperial, Knoxville, and Mon Valley. To be eligible, seniors must be 60 years of age or older and meet the income guidelines. For additional information, please visit the LifeSpan website at

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



MVH To Hold Talk About Living With Arthritis Ajay Mathur, M.D., F.A.C.P., will host a free talk about living with arthritis on Tuesday, June 18, in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. This program will to give attendees a better understanding of what arthritis is Rheumatologist Ajay Mathur, M.D., and how to live with the condition. Dr. F.A.C.P, will host a free talk about Mathur will present an overview of the living with arthritis on June 18 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. different types of arthritis and how they are diagnosed. He will discuss treatment options, including the latest improvements in treatments, and how to live as pain-free as possible. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333. The talk is part of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Innovations in Medicine series that features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community.



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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL JUNE EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital sponsors a variety of informative programs every month. Many of the events are held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). June 3 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn (555 Synergy Dr., Uniontown). 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 or visit June 4 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (1 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. June 4 — Smoke Free for Life Class (1 of 4) Noon – 2 a.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support. To register, call the CCN at 724-2581462. June 5 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (1 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. June 5 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., HealthPlex. To learn if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit egistration.asp. June 6 — 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. To register, call 724-258-1483. June 7 — Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC, outside Central Plaza and MPOB Upper Lot. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. sponsors this everpopular summer kick-off event. This year’s festival will feature a variety of gift vendors and food trucks and Amish jars of food. Some food vendors have limited time frames and are scheduled from 11 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. The auxiliary will sell pepperoni rolls, grilled chicken garden salad, Italian style sandwich, strawberry shortcake and other baked goods. Flowers and plants from Joseph’s Nursery and Garden Center will also be sold. For more information, call 724-258-1167. June 10 and 24 — 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. To register, call 724-678-3601. June 11 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (2 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” To register, call 724-258-1483. June 11 — Smoke Free for Life Class (2 of 4) Noon – 2 a.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. To register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462. June 11 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333.

June 12 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (2 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. June 13 — Healthy and Fit Series: “Achilles Tendon Injuries: Modern Diagnosis and Treatment” Noon, HealthPlex. This education program is the second of a four part series. Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M., will discuss modern diagnosis and treatment for achilles tendon injuries. To register, call 724–379-5100. June 14 — 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. To register, call 724-2581282 or visit June 18 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (3 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. June 18 — Smoke Free for Life Class (3 of 4) Noon – 2 a.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. For more information or to register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462. June 18 — Innovations in Medicine: “Living With Arthritis: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment” 6 p.m., ECC. This program is intended to give you a better under-

standing of what arthritis is and how to live with the condition. Ajay Mathur, MD, FACP, will present an overview of the different types of arthritis and how they are diagnosed. He will discuss the kinds of treatments as well as latest improvements in treatments and how to live as pain free as possible. To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit /registration.asp. June 19 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (3 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” To register. call 724-258-1483. June 20 — 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. June 25 — Smoke Free for Life Class 4 of 4 Noon – 2 a.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support. To register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462. June 26 — Oncology Symposium Registration/breakfast 7:30 a.m. Program 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. As part of MVH's continuing education program for medical professionals, the hospital is hosting its Annual Oncology Symposium. Physicians will receive 5.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours and nurses will receive 5.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for attending. The education program is also open to the public and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 724-2581750.


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SPORTS Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Names 2019 Senior High Scholar-Athletes On Friday, June 21, 2019, the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will honor area senior scholar athletes during its 26th annual induction banquet at The Georgetown Centre located at 526 East Bruceton Road Pleasant Hills, PA 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. She was recognized as a student school athlete in 1996 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. At this year’s banquet another

past scholar athlete from 2004 Charel Allen will be enshrined. The 2019 student scholar athlete recipients are: • Belle Vernon Area High School: Jacob Sepesky and Lindsay Steeber • Bentworth High School: Colin Heinrich and Leah Lindley •Brownsville Area High School: Evan Olesko and Sarah Lemesh •California Area High School: Jelani Stafford and Dajah Gudel •Charleroi Area High School: Cole Hunter Perry and Anna Kuenzel •Elizabeth Forward High School: Joram Stith and Nancy Beinlich •Monessen High School: Tyler Swann and Soleil Simpson •Ringgold High School: Eli Schoedel and Anna Vogt •Yough High School: Dustin Shoaf and Rebecca Ghion In addition, Mon Valley high school athletes who won individual WPIAL championships will receive Hall of Fame Achievement awards: Wrestling •Bentworth/Charleroi’s John Vargo (30-8) two-time Class AA 195 lbs. category. •Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Michaels (43-2) Class AA 113 lbs. category. Swimming • Belle Vernon Area’s two-time Robby Spekis Class AA 200-yard medley (1:57:41) and 100-yard breast-

stroke (56.99) a BVA and WPIAL meet record, and PIAA gold 100-yard breaststroke (56.63). •Belle Vernon Area’s two-time Ian Shahan 100-yard butterfly (49.66) and PIAA100-yard freestyle (45.48) a new meet record along with 100-yard butterfly (48.83). •Elizabeth Forward’s Kaelyn McClain 500-yard freestyle (5:10.01). •Ringgold’s Anna Vogt two-time Class AA diving (score of 436.05) and PIAA diving gold (421.10). Track and Field •Elizabeth Forward’s Brianna Spirnak two-time Class AAA track and field javelin (141.3). •Monessen’s Darnel Howell Class AA track and field high jump (leap of 6-3). •Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo twotime Class AA track and field 3,200 (10:34.35). •California’s Jelani Stafford Class AA track and field shot put (51ft. 4 and one quarter inch). In addition to honoring the area’s finest scholar athletes and WPIAL champions, the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven new members who include Charel Allen, Ron Bertovich, Rod Fedorchak, Marlon McIntyre, Lew Rawls, Lenny Smith and the late Patsy DeBerardinis. The recipient of this year’s Hall of Fame Appreciation award is Tom

Baseball broadcaster, and Monongahela’s own Al Helfer, will posthumously receive the Ford C. Frick award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Jenkins longtime secretary of the Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and record keeper of valley sports information. A special salute will be given to Monongahela’s Al Helfer winning this year’s baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick award posthumously which will be awarded in Cooperstown July 20. The Frick award is presented annually to a broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball.” This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be the former Voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Lanny Frattare now a member of the Waynesburg University faculty. For ticket/sponsorship availability email: or phone 724-258-3823

Mariana Outdoorsmen Association Golf Outing Set for July 27 The Marianna Outdoorsman Association will be holding their 7th annual golf outing on Saturday, July 27 at the Carmichaels Golf Club. The event will have a 9:00 AM shotgun start. Cost is $80 per person, or $320 per team. Each golfer will receive 18 holes of golf with cart, light breakfast, light lunch, dinner and gift bag. The proceeds will benefit the Ten Mile Watershed Clean-Up, and the Habitat Improvement and Preservation Program. For more information, or to register, please call Bryan Schmidt, MOA President at 412-523-6816, or by e-mail

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Two Local Veterans Use Pittsburgh Warriors Hockey To Help Ice Wounds By Michael P. Mauer When athletes get hurt while playing sports, trainers are often quick to put on the ice. For two Mon Valley veterans, their therapy involves getting on the ice. Air Force veteran Richard J. Betler and retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer David G. Jackel II both lace on skates as part of the Pittsburgh Warriors Hockey program. The two members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin also agree that hockey helps them decompress from the stress they experienced in the military. “I really enjoy playing for this team because we are completely focused on brotherhood and healing from whatever physical and mental battles we may be facing,” said Jackel, a veteran of the Global War on Terrorism. “We aspire to be good ambassadors for the game of hockey, and the veterans in and around the city of

Pittsburgh.” “Hockey helps me experience some of the same unselfish teamwork I had in the Air Force,” said Betler, an Afghanistan campaign veteran. “On the ice, we all have to act quickly together to stay competitive. That type of adrenaline flow really helps me focus on other areas in my life.” A nonprofit organization, the Pittsburgh Warriors Hockey Team is made up of honorably discharged, disabled veterans that use hockey to help fight the physical and mental scars of military service. The group’s mission also encourages team members to be more productive in their communities, and build relationships with fellow veterans. To skate for the team, candidates are required to provide a Veterans Administration disability letter, as well as proper discharge documentation noted on a DD Form 214. The group is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Kicks Off 2019 Season

The YCC Women’s Nine Hole Golf League kicked off the 2019 season with a Scotch Doubles event. Pictured above are the winners- Jan Baum and Pat Sheleheda.

The YCC Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the May 9 ‘Star of the Day’ and ‘Low Net’ was Jean Joseph, (at left). Winner of May 16 game of ‘Even Holes’ was, Judi Murray, (on right).

The Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League members have begun the 2019 golf season. This season’s officers are Jean Joseph - Chairman, Pat Sheleheda - Awards, Rose Marie Zuro - Publicity, Angie Zalakar - Ringers, Judi Murray - Guest Day, Carole Friend - Rally Day, Treasurer, Patty Decima.

League through the Hockey Sticks Together Foundation, and wears that professional team’s logo on its sweaters. The Warriors team is the only nonprofit disabled veteran hockey squad authorized for this honor. “I am extremely proud to wear the jersey and represent our area’s veterans when we travel throughout the country,” said Jackel, who plays right wing and is an alternate captain. “It is a great bridge for veterans,” he added. “It brings a warrior mentality into a team environment.” The team’s next scheduled competition is slated for the middle of June at the American Hero Hockey Tournament in Toledo, OH. Last year, the Pittsburgh Warriors took a divisional runner-up slot during the USA Hockey Warrior Festival in Las Vegas, NV, and is hoping to do better at the event again this October. In addition to wearing the Pittsburgh Penguins logo on their camouflage sweaters, Jackel and Betler also get to prepare at that NHL club’s UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA. The Warriors team usually practices three to four times each month. Ice time, equipment, uniforms, travel and lodging are all funded by donations through Hockey Sticks Together, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and various other businesses and individuals. Personal equipment is preferred, but not required. Off the ice, both Mon Valley hockey players are active in veterans’ affairs and their communities. Jackel serves as a volunteer firefighter in

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin members David G. Jackel II, left, and Richard J. Betler proudly show their hockey team jerseys. The two local veterans lace on skates as part of the Pittsburgh Warriors Hockey program.

West Mifflin, while Betler works for the Veterans Administration. As a member of VFW Post 914, Jackel has organized several community events, including Memorial Day Services at Mitchell Paige Park, West Mifflin. Betler has participated in veterans’ group fundraisers, including the Disabled American Veterans Colonel Samuel D. Foster Post 76 annual installation and dance. For more information about VFW Post 914, visit the group’s website at:, or contact Post Commander Jake Bradich at 412464-9838. (Michael P. Mauer is the Public Affairs Officer for VFW District 29. He served as an Army photojournalist during Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf for his actions during the war.)


June 2019

School News...School News News From Madonna Catholic Regional School

MCRS Students Create Emergency Supply Kits Using a Pillowcase

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

The American Red Cross ‘Pillowcase Project’ is a free, interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness. Recently, MCRS students in grades 3-5 learned the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students also had the opportunity to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they learned with friends and family.

Invention Convention

Registration is Open for 2019-2020 School Year Registration for the 2019-20 School Year is open for Preschool – Grade 8. Call the school office at 724-258-3199.

The MCRS cafeteria came alive for Invention Convention! Students in grades 2-8 came up with some really great ideas! Sixty seven of our 2nd through 8th graders chose to take their inventions to Seton LaSalle High School to compete against six area Catholic schools. Several of our MCRS Inventors placed first, second or third in their age group and Madonna Catholic received Second Place overall in the competition.

Greenock Welcomes New Children's Summer Program By Lindsey Taylor

Comic Con – MCRS Style! MCRS held its own ‘Comic con’ in the classrooms during the school day with lots of fun, educational experiences and then opened it up to family and friends in the evening.

Starting in June, a new summer reading program for children ages 1-11, will be coming to Greenock. ‘Storybook Corner’, created by Buena Vista resident Michelle Taylor, helps children develop their imaginative and creative skills. The twice a month program provides themed storytime, crafts, games, raffles, and more. The program is free and the first workshop will be held on June 10. Storybook Corner will continue throughout the summer and requires registration. Be sure to check event listings every month in the Messenger for the exact dates. For more information or to register, email Michelle Taylor at

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Ringgold Middle School Students Raise Money to Provide Clean Water This past fall, 7th grade students at Ringgold Middle School read the novel, A Long Walk to Water. While doing research on the novel, students approached Mrs. Laura Scagline about raising money to help build water wells and help others have clean water. Inspired to do something, Mrs. Scagline and the RAMS Care Club submitted their pledge for the ‘Iron Giraffe Challenge’, held by Water for South Sudan. The organization Water for South Sudan delivers life-changing, sustainable, locally led programs that strengthen individuals, families, communities and the nation of South Sudan, enabled by inspired donors and supporters world-wide. Mrs. Scagline and the RAMS Care Club sponsored many events to raise funds: a chorus concert, bake sale, walk for water during student activity period in the gym, M&M Jar Guess, pay theme days, pink out for water, and independent donations. The pledge of $1,000 was completed this spring. For more information about Water for South Sudan, please visit the website

Pledge complete! Students celebrate achieving their goal.

RMS 5th and 6th grade students who participated in the walk for water activity

RMS 7th grade students who partici


Sonshine Tree Preschool Registration Open For 2019-2020 School Year

Sonshine Tree Preschool participates in the Scholastic Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive!

The Sonshine Tree Preschool is now registering for the 2019-20 school year. The Sonshine Tree Preschool provides developmental, Christian instruction in a fun, loving and caring environment for 3, 4 and 5 year old Pre-K children. The focus is on Kindergarten readiness through hands on, interactive learning. Students work with dedicated teachers in small class sizes to solidly develop: • Practical Skills • Social and Emotional Skills • Work Habits • Listening Skills

• Speaking Skills • Fine Motor Skills • Gross Motor Skills • Reading Readiness • Math Readiness • Creative/Musical Arts • Physical Health This fall we are offering an optional Extended Day Program for 4 year old and Pre-K students. For more information, call 724348-1620 x 102, or visit the website Sonshine Tree Preschool is located at 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville PA 15332.

Ringgold Class of ‘79 Looking for Classmates The Ringgold High School class of 1979 (Monongahela Campus) is having their 40th class reunion on August 3, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe from 6 until 11. For more information, email or Check out our Facebook page at We do not have contact information for the classmates listed below: Diana Altman, Nancy Anderson, Philip Barnes, Marvin Boyer, Dorothy Branch, James Cameron, John Christopher, Vicki Clingerman, Richard Coennen, Kim Cottrill, Gary Grimm, Tom Harvey, Beverly Kayl, Donna Kovacs, Vicki McIntyre, Terri McKenna, Ricardo Morales, Nancy Parkinson, Cindy Radabaugh Ryan, Richard Ridenour, Bill Smith, Glenn Snook, James Tyrone, Patty Willis and Sherry Young. Please forward any information you have on these individuals to Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


June 2019

GASTROENTEROLOGY Q: Why getting a colonoscopy could be the best way to find the answer and save your life in the process.

A: What is one of the greatest success stories in modern medicine, the death rate from colorectal cancer has decreased significantly in the last 30 years. There has been a 2% decline in the rate of colon cancer among Americans every year for the last 15 years. Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops in the colon or rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer By Dr Nicholas Bellicini deaths in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Pittsburgh Society, approximately 140,000 new cases of CRC Gastroenterology were diagnosed last year and more than 50,000 died Associates from the disease. According to recent studies, both the incidence and mortality of CRC are declining due to improved screening efforts and early detection. However, numerous studies have shown that even greater reduction in CRC could be achieved if more people receive screening colonoscopies. Nearly all colon and rectal cancers start out as small polyps that can become larger and progress to dysplasia and cancer. Several different types of polyps can form in the colon, but the most common and important are adenomas. These are the polyps that most often transform into cancer. The goal of CRC screening exams is to detect and remove adenomas before they progress. Numerous tests are available for CRC screening, but the gold standard is the colonoscopy. For the procedure, the patient is comfortably and safely sedated, and a thin, flexible rubber scope with a tiny camera is inserted into the rectum and advanced gently around the colon. Colonoscopy detects most small polyps and almost all large polyps and cancers, which are then removed and analyzed. The typical exam lasts only 15-20 minutes. In 2018, the American Cancer Society changed the recommendation for both men and women at average screening risks to begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. If no polyps are found, the exam should be repeated every 10 years. Repeat exams may be considered sooner with people with increased risk factors, such as family history of colon cancer, African Americans, smokers, obesity, or people with inflammatory bowel disease. Age should not be a cut off per multiple societal recommendations. People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should continue regular colorectal screening through the age of 75. Dr Nicholas Bellicini is a board certified Gastroenterologist in private practice serving patients in the Mon Valley, South Hills and city of Pittsburgh, including Spartan Surgical Center, South Hills Endoscopy Center, St Clair Hospital and UPMC Mercy.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller BETHEL PARK Bernadette Vargo trustee Shawn Arbaugh Estate of Margaret Evelyn White. Bradford Zonghetti Magdiel Cotto Estate of Florence Jenkins. Michael Barton Frank Veres James Campbell Andrew Knuth III Robert Frederick Jr. George Zifchak Estate of Nanette Louise Cristiano. John Allard Rolling Lambert Building Co.. Rolling Lambert Building Co.. Rolling Lambert Building Co.. Michael Master MTGLQ Investors L.P. Sharon Hunter Adam Giran Union Home Mortgage Corp. Estate of Aubrey Sharp Harper. Rosemarie Lepore Danny Steele DP Development Consulting LLC. Estate of Eleanore Miller James Brennan Thomas Strong Estate of Carlyle Hill David Lamar David Schwartz Anthony Caruso Jr. Melissa C Swoager Egan Bethany Joy Fortwangler




James and Nancy Gianoutsos 357 Allandale Drive $247,500. Jason and Kathleen Doring 2623 Broad St. $265,000. Trocheck Group Inc. 547 Florence Drive $135,000. Joseph and Shirley Regrut 6089 Great Dane Drive. $395,000. Casey Allen and Brenee Walter 5980 Kings School Road. $220,000. Central Penn Capital Management LLC 2405 Morrow Place $71,401. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $113,658) by sheriff’s deed. Brittany Ashlyn Morris 4331 Overhill St. $136,000. Travis and Lauren Rigby 2479 S. Park Road $200,000. Zachary Kurta and Amy Strandburg 106 Santa Fe Drive $199,800. Philip Martini 5861 Southampton Drive. $285,000. Rachna Jain 1111 Vancar Drive $148,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $180,918) by sheriff’s deed. Christopher and Jessica Ollio 942 Vista Glen Drive $194,000. Elizabeth Sommer 364 Allandale Drive $255,000. Christopher and Lindsey Wild 115 Bluestone Drive $246,000. John and Elizabeth Plank Ackermann 2013 Cool Springs Drive. $275,000. Dianne Lynne 2015 Cool Springs Drive. $306,155. James and Vicki Whitfield 2011 Cool Springs Drive Unit 18. $269,900. Frank Paul 3348 Crestview Drive $169,500. Andrew Knuth III 4794 Criss Road $125,000. Daniel Ghawaly 4860 Criss Road $176,000. Judith Ann Minkemeyer 250 Drake Road $193,000. Kuang Yen and Chia Pin Yu 3248 Elderwood Drive $106,400. Benjamin and Erika Smith 706 Havengate Drive $187,000. Eugene Stark 53 Highland Road Unit 508. $114,500. Ian Patrick Scully and Nicole Marie Zalak. 2314 Longcrest Ave. $170,000. Joseph John Galda III and Chantal Galda .2412 Longcrest Ave. $101,490. Brycen Hancock 5397 Main St. $114,000. Lisa Mykeloff 750 McMurray Road $164,900. Jonathan and Stephanie Ann Huff Eisel. 3927 Mimosa Drive $250,000. Anthony Rocco and Brenda Clark 5454 Park Ave. $164,000. Seth Shafer and Kallie Hall 1285 Plantation Drive. $362,500. Santino Dalessandro and Sydney Desiderato. 5643 Sandra Drive $177,000. Asher Williams and Megan McNerney 3506 Valley Drive $178,900. Michael and Susan S Crosby Partington trustee. 5932 Wallace Ave. $115,000. Michael Berry and Nathanael Allan Fye. 420 Abbeyville Road Unit D. $93,500.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Brad Bell B & C Investment Group LLC. Estate of Joseph Bonadio Surendar Venna Brian Conroy

Erik Anderson and Rebecca Olesky Raymond Worrell/Lauren Angela Woodring Bonidie & Assoc. Inc. Kevan John and Lee Ann Coates Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee.

5655 Janet Drive 408 Linwood Drive 94 Loretta Drive 199 Old Village Lane 100 Pinto Court

John Pingielski Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Jenna A Graham Maruca Glenn Stewart Rywood LLC Steven McAuley Estate of Clara Y Goodwill. Dora D’Amico Albert Willson IV Scott McCracken Estate of Martha Peelor Katie Kendall

Wayne Joseph Scott/Carla DiTommaso Rider. Cynthia Holliday Kristen Garrett Arthur McDermitt Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC William and Jessica Young Livia Ruth DeLallo Richard and Lisa Will Ryan and Kerry Ann Stare Eugene Waldo II and Cheryll Waldo Ernest Robert and Karen Rossi trustee. Lois Mueller

$210,000. $240,000. $72,000. $154,000. $9,860. by sheriff’s deed. 1512 Richard Drive $155,000. 168 Rolling Road $105,500. 503 Timberidge Drive $128,500. 5212 W. Library Ave. $184,900. 5592 Willow Terrace Drive. $149,350. 2651 Bethel Crest Drive. $280,000. 5968 Cherryview Lane $85,000. 796 Clifton Road $180,550. 836 Fredericka Drive $325,000. 5487 Main St. $65,000. 103 Pickwick Drive $138,800. 933 Trillium Trail $161,900.

BRENTWOOD Anthony Merante George Dorfner Estate of Renee Perozich Deborah Miller Penn Pioneer Enterprises LLC. Elkie LLC Carrie Dumars Kimberly Mauersberg Housing & Urban Development. James Veatch Jr. Donald Fuchs Peter Jung Harriet Shank Erin Morrell CN 110 Enterprises LLC David Fassinger Michelle Busch trustee US Bank NA trustee Michael Graham James Shea Jr.

Ryan Marsich and Michelle Harvison Black Ridge Properties LLC CN 110 Enterprises LLC Nationstar Mortgage LLC Stacey Hollis Nepal Real Estate LLC Connor Delong and Megan Molyneaux Zachary Brodsky Mathew Georgetti Adam Zapotok and Deana Polselli Erik Brinkhoff Natalie Vazquez Aaron and Amanda Jae Herrod Thuy Duong Nguyen Phan/Viet Hung Pham. Barr Property Development Inc. Jennifer Shea Karlovitz UCG 33 LLC Angela Serrano Shyam and Rupa Gurung Kayliegh Jade Iandiorio

3240 Brownsville Road. 446-448 Jacobson Drive. 2934 Pyramid Ave. 27 W. Bellecrest Ave.. 56 Bellanca Ave. 3629-3631 Brownsville Road. 48 Burgess St. 2907 Clermont Ave. 25 Graper St. 124 Heathmore St. 2819 Pyramid Ave. 132 W. Brentridge Ave.. $124,790. 3234 Beechdale St. 214 Marylea Ave. 2934 Pyramid Ave. 4140 Tuxey Ave. 463 E. Garden Road 344 Marylea Ave. 216 Munsey Ave. 46 W. Francis Ave.

JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Anne Cumme Martin Dowling

John and Marlene Ruhl Dowling Properties Inc.

Environmentally Sound Ent LLC.

NVR Inc.

$249,900. $115,000. $13,000. $10,000. $63,000. $390,000. $127,000. $137,000. $41,988. $156,950. $100,000. $100,000. $166,000. $20,000. $140,000. $60,000. $66,000. $98,000. $112,000.

145 Cassia Drive $230,000. 1268 Gill Hall Road $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $114,228). 372 Greene Drive $60,000.

Pictured are local ‘Homes for Heroes’ real estate specialists, Dionne Malush and Michael Hanlon of Realty One with a check for $4,259.50 given to a local community hero when they went to buy their home in April.

receive significant savings when they buy, sell or refinance a home. Hero Rewards is our way to say “Thank You.” “We’re committed to giving back, serving and saying thank you to our local community heroes because they do so much to make our great community what it is today. They tirelessly serve and sacrifice for us so we feel it’s the right thing to do, and we’re excited to be able to give back and say thank you,” says Michael Hanlon and Dionne Malush of Realty One, local Homes for Heroes real estate specialists in the South Hills, North Hills and Downtown. Our last local community hero in April was able to receive their Hero Rewards® savings to the tune of $4,259.50 when they went through Homes for Heroes to buy their home. More information about the Homes for Heroes program can be found on their website: or by calling 724-941-1427.


Decorating Small Spaces Warm weather often inspires renewed vigor in decorating or organizing a home. People who live in apartments, small homes or condos or those who have embraced the “tiny house” movement must rely on clever decorating to maximize their spaces. Here are some ideas when space is at a premium. • Go vertical. Utilize vertical space, such as lights hung on a wall beside a bed instead of lamps on a nightstand or bookshelves and other shelving to keep items off of the floor. • Bench seating: Benches can provide more seating when entertaining guests and also can be moved to the living room or elsewhere as needed. Place a small bench in a foyer and put some wicker bins beneath for storage. • Utilize natural light. Rooms that have ample light can seem more spacious. Pull up blinds (or skip them if privacy isn’t an issue) and use the sunshine to help spaces appear more airy.

June 2019


Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Estate of James Meyers

C9 Enterprises LLC


108 Hillview Road $13,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $82,992) by sheriff’s deed. Maronda Homes Inc. Pushpa and Damanta Khatiwada 420 Labrador Lane $262,955. Maronda Homes Inc. John Henry Baranski II /Lindsey Anne Baranski 430 Labrador Lane $369,885. Ronald Massari Loren and Cherlyn Johnson 1504 N. Randolph Drive. $205,000. Marsha Opacic Donna Lucot 330 New World Drive Unit 5E. $82,000. Susan Thornton Ryan and Jamie Pegher 250 Oak Entrance Drive. $247,900. Ardent Property LLC Brett and Tracy Stoffel 1010 Park St. $150,000. Eva Gooch Torry and Sandra Seeley 129 Reed Drive $112,000. Maronda Homes Inc. Donald and Kelly Dawn Greco 400 Spaniel Lane $393,340. Maronda Homes Inc. Padam Mishra and Bidhya Subedi 404 Spaniel Lane $434,435. Maronda Homes Inc. Eric Lasher and Taylor Rae Jamieson 406 Spaniel Lane $360,301. NVR Inc. Anthony Caruso Jr. and Rachel Caruso.185 Washington Drive $364,905. Estate of Theresa Chontos Harry Nagy and Jena Barrientos 6500 Willem Drive $145,000. Donna Lucot John and Katelynn Schwalm 134 Wray Large Road $138,200. Jamie Miller Pegher Deborah Fanning 137 Wray Large Road $130,000. Harry Foster Gabriel and Diane D’Amico 2006 Adams Drive $330,000. MB2K Development Inc. Brian and Rebecca O’Shell 3030 Chestnut Ridge Drive. $86,900. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC. NVR Inc. 359 Greene Drive $60,000. Mark Zacharia Ernest and Stephanie Williams 1452 Regency Drive $410,000. Michael Battle Kevin and Bethany Shay Kilinsky Thomas Jefferson Drive. $30,000. NVR Inc. Christopher and Danielle Kolcun 151 Washington Drive $332,075. Linda Brilhart Saunders Painting & Contracting LLC 1580 Worthington Ave.. $17,500. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $79,800) by sheriff’s deed. Blairsville Real Estate Holdings LLC. Phillip and Atherine DiMarco Wray Large Road $119,900. MB2K Development Inc. Christopher and Patricia DiCarlo 3017 Chestnut Ridge Drive. $61,900. Estate of Robert Fleet Mark and Randi Welshonse 414 Gill Hall Road $70,000. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC. NVR Inc. 389 Greene Drive $60,000.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Andy Shieh William Alberts Zokaites Properties L.P. Joy Austero Austa Butler Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of Elaine M Telega Donel Housing Services Inc.. Louis LaMarca Equitrans Gathering Hldg LLC.EQM McCann Properties LLC Maronda Homes Inc. Frank Renda Environmentally Sound Enterprises Environmentally Sound Enterprises Blairsville Real Estate Holdings

Lochan Khatiwada Ronald and Judith Ann Macosko Peter and Karen Lee Petrovich Anthony Lotto and Marie Boyd Anthony Lotto Bhim Upreti and Shreya Pyakurel Patrick and Lori Malseed Vicki Dever Wayne and Karla Beach Midstream Partn. L.P. E3 Real Estate LLC Leo Anthony Gigliotti Jr./ Gabriella Elisa Gig 830 Harbor Drive LLC LLC.NVR Inc. LLC.NVR Inc. LLC. Brandon and Rachel Polcawich

6087 Independence Drive. 6398 Jefferson Pointe Circle. 3360 Woodwind Drive 303 Joan of Arc Court. 327 Joan of Arc Court.$125,000. 432 Labrador Lane 1509 Marion Drive 407 Miller Road 107 Providence Drive 4029 Ridge Road 1617 State St. l601 W. Bruceton Road 107 Washington Drive 202 Washington Drive 205 Washington Drive Wray Large Road

PETERS TOWNSHIP Ihab Hassan William Tomko III Joseph Lipinski Kevin Gryboski Debbie Reid Ross Furfari Penny Rizzo Doyle Tarwater Richard Recker Bowser Cadillac LLC

Frank and Karen Yocca Colin and Lindsay Galvin Carriage Hill LLC Keith and Lynann Kelly Douglas Zywan Alysse Sistik Alyssa Simmons Audrey Louise Moss Andrew John and Tracy Zihmer PA Real Estate LLC

334 Braeburn Drive 318 Buckingham Drive 604 Carriage Hill Drive. 127 Castlebrooke Drive. 227 Quail Run Road 101 Roundtable Drive 315 Scott Lane 103 Sherborne Drive 124 Springbrooke Drive. 3260 Washington Road


$365,000. $253,000. $285,900. $133,000. $275,905. $25,000. $30,000. $540,000. $3,325,253. $85,000. $327,620. $390,000. $70,000. $60,000. $60,750. $1,020,000. $799,900. $2,954,000. $400,000. $140,000. $320,000. $156,900. $620,000. $517,500. $10,000,000.

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Zachary and Alexandra Liotus 556 Center Church Road. $395,000. Oren and Melanie Spiegler 200 Maid Marion Lane $520,000. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Sienna Trail $300,000. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC 140 Sienna Trail $550,000. Noah and Ashlie Salsi 117 Windermere Court $608,500. Stephen Chopyak and Mihee Park 142 E. Edgewood Drive. $256,000. Liana Erb 105 Edgewater Court $350,000. Mark and Christine Zacharia 202 Hardwood Drive $565,000. Michael and Sarah Scott Dietz 115 Lexington Drive $580,000. John Richard and Nancy Kenny 500 McCombs Road $967,500. William and Faith Radcliffe 315 Merrifield Drive $890,000. Ty & Mason Properties LLC 136 Pleasant View Drive .$175,000. Karl and Leah Reitz 620 Sagewood Drive $555,000. Christohper Scott and Lauren Marie Volk. 108 Bridle Trail $507,500. Penny Sisk 108 Brookdale Circle $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $129,728). Maigan Daly Van Ackeren /Zach West Van Acker. 111 Farmview Place. $439,500. Valerie Nelson 133 Jonathan Drive $487,400. John Koutsogiani 134 Sandpiper Lane $94,760. Daniel and Meghan Uniatowski 125 Sheffield Lane $400,000. Carter Glenn 712 Venetia Road $270,000. Venetia Road Assoc. L.P. 2857 Washington Road $300,000. Zokaites Properties LLC Waterdam Road $28,000. Brian James and Andrea Leigh Amick 183 Wellington Circle. $180,000. Mark and Mary Mikec 111 Wilhaven Drive $179,900. Stephen and Krista Sharps 118 Yorktown Road $483,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller PLEASANT HILLS Michele Capaccio Christopher Miller Robert Shaw Jr. Eric Droppa Timothy Pasquinelli Rebecca Ruth Wilson Nalcom Partners L.P. Estate of Susan Flosnik Walls Garage LLC



Shane and Brittany Mahoney 512 Brushglen Lane Gustavo Guzman Cardozo and Megan Forshey. 396 Cavan Drive Evan Lloyd Mazary and Lauren Astorino. 105 Columbia Drive Gary and Lydia Cannon 142 Dutch Lane Tyler Martier and Jessica Alt 154 Senate Drive Kevin Wilson 424 Hi Tor Drive Jason Lawrence Krysinski / Brittany Lynn Patters 158 Delano Drive. Ryan Staude 139 Winifred Drive Khosrow Nejad 230 Broadway Drive

Price $180,000. $303,000. $219,900. $232,000. $185,000. $215,000. $250,000. $50,255. $50,100.





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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

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Baldwin • Bentleyville Brentwood • Carroll Twp Charleroi • Clairton • Donora Dunlevy • Elizabeth Township Fallowfield • Finleyville Forward Twp • Monessen Monongahela • New Eagle North Belle Vernon North Charleroi • Nottingham Rostraver • Speers Union Twp. West Elizabeth

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SOUTH PARK Joseph Bytzura BBSP 1 LLC Frank Paul Estate of Mary Rose Champion. Brian Guzek Mark Bittner Jeffrey Smith Dale Adam Barker Scott Swiess Charles Hertzler Michael Lutz Jeremy Bryck

Zachary John Bromley / Allison Marie Sunderlin Sean Thomas and Cassie Lynn Zyra Jake and Jennifer Rorison Amer Al Rubaye Todd and Jennifer Brozstek Mary and Danielle Buchinger Igor and Sarah Spreckic Morgan Marling and Rachel O’Toole Jeffrey Jones Jr. and Carrie Jones Elizabeth Hertzler Bito Holdings LLC Peter Allen

4606 Colvin Court 1017 Old Post Road 1817 Renee Drive 1103 Edith Ave. 1826 Wallace Road 1868 Wallace Road 2881 Amy Drive 1129 Edith Ave. 1056 Old Post Road 2285 Watchfield Drive. 3881 Brownsville Road. 1186 Snee Drive

$230,400. $365,000. $186,500. $25,000. $259,900. $213,000. $162,900. $147,000. $281,000. $300,000. $135,000. $441,000.

WHITEHALL Brad Ballantine Charmaine Barker Estate of LaVerne Decker Louis Philip Abernathy Jonathan Ruggieri Justin Kovacs UCG Thirty Three LLC Jana C Volante Walshak Paul William Slantis John Kurhan Lisa A Pryor Haggerty Larry David York Jr. Raymond Erfort

Trilochan Khatiwada and Ambika Giri Shiva and Narendra Gurung Barbara Arch Mark Steven Hadam and Linda Ann Matias. Thomas Czarny Sean Dolinar Manorath Rimal and Harka Bhujel Chad McConahy Aaron and Kimberly Kroenke Pabi Ghimirey and Indra Ghimire Laura Zwirek Penny Altman William and Michelle Kimmell

5106 Morningrise Drive. $197,500. 1308 Varner Road 4019 Belmont Lane 139 Del Rio Drive 76 Springmeadow Court. 3189 Woodridge Drive 5029 Brownsville Road. 71 Hennig Drive 330 Streets Run Road 4519 Wainwright Ave. 1536 Dunluce Drive 5091 Earlsdale Road 227 Jill Drive

$165,000. $260,000. $279,500. $175,000. $161,500. $187,500. $172,000. $62,500. $230,000. $73,000. $205,500. $299,900.

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Recent Local Death Notices BERNARD, Andrew M., 82, of Pleasant Hills, died April 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. of 73, G., James BINDI, Monongahela, died April 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BRUTT, Robert F., Sr., 79, of 7. May died Canonsburg, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BUCHER, Nancy J., 81, of Eightyfour, (formerly of Castle Shannon), died April 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BUCK, James, 92, of West Mifflin, Arrangements by died May 8. Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CASTO, Betty (KELLY), 86, of West Mifflin, died April 30. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. of 83, Mary, CHARNOK, Monongahela (Carroll Township), Arrangements by died May 5. Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CROOKS, Jerome Robert, Sr., 84, of Bethel Park, died April 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DAVIS, Gordon M. “Mike”, 62, of 7. May died Finleyville, Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. DEVORE, Elmer Maynard, Jr., 67, of New Eagle (formerly of 12. May died Charleroi), Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. DUDA, Andrew M., 68, of Fayette City (Naomi), died May 4. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. FRANKLIN, A C, 82, of Finleyville, died May 5. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. GRANDSTAFF, Linda (HILLE-

GAS), 68, of Bethel Park, died April Arrangements by Jefferson 18. Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HELMANTOLER, Harris “Sam”, Sr., 76, of Monongahela, died April 30. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HERRON, Charles Gilbert, 90, of California, PA, died April 30. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HIGBEE, Eileen L., 95, of 5. May died Finleyville, Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HISON, David J. “Flap”, 64, of Monongahela, died April 18. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. JASINSKI, Stanley, P., 72, of Pleasant Hills, died April 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KACZKOWSKI, Kurt Michael, 62, of Bethel Park, died April 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KLEBANSKI, Edward Lawrence “Bang Bang”, 89, of Finleyville, died April 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KNECHT, Milton G. “Nook”, 87, formerly of Brentwood, died April 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KREMPASKY, John E., 79, of 8. May died Monongahela, Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MILLIKEN, Gladys K., 91, of Houston, PA, died May 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. “Rae” Rachel NEUMEYER, (CIAVARELLA), 98, of Whitehall, died April 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. Sue Patricia OGILVIE,

(RICHARDS), 79, of Pleasant Hills, Arrangements by died May 1. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PARRISH, Betty J., 91, of South Park, died May 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PASQUINELLI, Norma Jean, 90, of Rostraver Township, died April 24. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. (BRANTMaxine PRUNI, LINGER), 73, of Pleasant Hills, died April 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SANTORA, Joseph F., 84, of 18. April died Whitehall, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCARLATELLI, Barbara (NEWHOUSE), 72, of Whitehall, died April 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCOTT, Vera Lee, 98, of Clairton, died April 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SEISEK, Kenneth R., 68, of 1. May died Whitehall, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SEMAN, Carolyn T., 80, of West Mifflin, died May 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHALLENBERGER, Harry J., 91, of Pleasant Hills, died May 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SLATER, Ethel Martha (TOMSULA), 95, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of West Mifflin), died May 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SPRUNG, Deborah “Debbie” M. (THOMAS), 67, of Pleasant Hills, died Mary 3. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South

Park Township. STRUBLE, Jacqueline J. Crouch, 53, of Allenport, died April 30. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SUCCOP, James, 62, of Jefferson Hills, died May 6. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. TRANTER, Rose T., 100, of 12. May died Whitehall, Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TRAUTVETTER, Myrna W. (WINTERSGILL), 81, of Baldwin Borough, died May 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. TURNBULL, Eleanor E., 94, of 29. April died Charleroi, Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. VAMOS, Raymond M., 88, of Eighty-four (Nottingham Township), died May7. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. of 75, Dempsey, WELSH, 17. April died Finleyville, Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. WILLIAMS, John N. “J.W.”, 58, of Jefferson Hills (formerly of West 17. April died Mifflin), Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WOLFE, Bonetia (HALL), 91, of Jefferson Hills, died April 21. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. YAKSICK, Kathleen (RUFFING), 87, of Elizabeth Township, died April 16. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. YERKEY, David F., 51, of Monongahela, died April 27. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ZELINSKY, John J., Sr., 87, of 25. April died Finleyville, Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

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Local Worship Patty Becker to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus Name will hold its monthly meeting Patty Becker of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, June 6 with Patty Becker ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge; a freewill offering will be taken. Please enter the church from the Chess Street side. Patty gave her life to Christ at age 17. She met her husband to be at her graduation party and married at age 19. While raising her family, she worked for 15 years as a model for several agencies in Pittsburgh doing commercials, print ads, and runway work. It was obvious that God had big plans for her life. He placed a call on her heart to work at WORD FM as a radio announcer for one year. Immediately following, He had her volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Center in Upper St. Clair where she helped and influenced many young lives. Less than 2 years later she was offered and accepted the position of Executive Director of the Center. She served in this capacity for ten years. Come and join us to hear the Word and praise and worship the Lord. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

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 Floretta monthly meeting “Flo” Demus of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God located at 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, PA 15037 on Monday evening, June 17. Servant Floretta “Flo” Demus, founder of Kingdom Sake Ministries International, will be ministering. The meeting starts at 7:00 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 . She is co-host on the 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 by facilitating and participating in conferences, workshops, and other ministry opportunities. The ministry also owns land in Ghana where they are building a school for children in grades K-12. The emphasis is on spirituality, academics, and technology. Wife to Rich Demus, she is mother to five destiny bound children, and grandmother of eight. All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-3844882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-3843299.

Thomas Presby Announces Vacation Bible School Thomas Presbyterian Church, located at 1068 Linden Rd. in Eighty Four, is excited to present its summer Vacation Bible School the week of July 29 -August 2, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. This year’s program is titled “Who is my neighbor?” Learning to love like Jesus, with your children age 4 to 11. Your children will take part in activities that will bring the Bible to life and help them to focus on God’s care and compassion for neighbors close by and around the world. You won’t want to miss this awesome week of games, worship, snacks, friends (some furry) and fun! For registration or further information please visit or call our office at 724-941-8910. Office hours are 8 am to 12 noon Monday through Friday.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton to Host Summer Solstice Service The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton will host a Sumer Solstice Celebration on Sunday June 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Join in the celebration of the arrival of summer with music and food with guests Rich Ermlick and Danielle Commisso. In 2019, the Summer Solstice arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday June 21 at 11:54 a.m. EST marking the beginning of summer. Please join us for the summer celebration with music and a potluck dinner. The church is located at 251 Second St. Smithton, Pa. Phone 724-8725056 for more information.

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 17 -21 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. The VBS will be for children ages 5 through 5th grade. This year’s theme is “ROAR! – Life is Wild. God is Good!” VBS is one week of 15 fun, faith-filled hours kids will love. Kids continue on adventures through seven stations in crews. Each station reinforces the daily Bible Point in a hands-on interactive way. The bible stories show kids the heart of Jesus. Sciency-fun gizmos instead of crafts engage the kids and help them learn hands on. They also will watch films about real kids living out their faith in really cool ways. All participants must register in advance at Registration is open June 1 -13. Cost is $10 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 412-7510511 for any Questions.

Riverview Baptist Church to Hold Vacation Bible School Join Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle for the "mane" event at their Vacation Bible School "ROAR" June 17 – 21. VBS will be held from 6:00 – 8:45 PM, and is open to kids ages 5 through 12th grade. Riverview Baptist Church is located at 405 Main Street in New Eagle. For questions or additional information, please call 724-258-5696.

June 2019

First United Methodist Church of Monongahela Upcoming Programs and Events First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities this summer. Upcoming events and programs include: Friday Night Praise - featuring Crimson Stream will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 7. Men's Fellowship - Will meet at Eat n Park on Saturday morning at 8:00, June 29. Card Ministry - If you are looking for hands-on ways to be in ministry come join our Card Ministry team which meets the first Tuesday every other month at 6:30 PM (June 4), help with Sewing Projects for Missions, or get involved in the Community Food Bank ministry (June 20). Vacation Bible School (VBS) July 7 – 11 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. More information to follow.

LOCAL WORSHIP Come join us at First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. For more information, contact 724-258-7054. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela.

South Hills Assembly of God Church Announces June Programs South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for June. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit Life Recovery - Confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, open meeting, 7 pm Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 pm then separates into their own small group. Grief Share - Meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm OR Fridays from

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10 am-Noon. Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in your life. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time.

First Christian Church of Charleroi Offering Vacation Bible School First Christian Church of Charleroi will host a Vacation Bible School "To Mars and Beyond" from Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14. The VBS will take place from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. There will be a Closing Picnic on Saturday, June 15, at 11:00 am. Call Director of VBS - Sherry Erdely at 724-483-2277 or the church office at 724-489-9014 or visit our website @


First Church of God Planning Bus Trip for ‘Faith Day’ at Pirates Baseball Game The First Church of God is planning a bus trip for June 22 for ‘Faith Day’ at the Pirates baseball game. Bus will be departing at 2:00 pm from the West Newton Elementary School, Vine St, West Newton, PA. Price is $51 and includes ticket, driver tip and bus. The tickets are for seats at PNC Park undercover in section 108 on the first base side. Checks can be mailed and made out to First Church of God, 157 N Second St West Newton, Pa 15089. For additional information, call 724-835-6047 or 412-554-4820.

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-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------TREE CLIMBER/LABORERS - South hills tree service is looking for tree climber/laborers. Must have a valid drivers license. Please only serious applicants reply. 412-8354518 __________________________________________ HELP-WANTED. Full time Assembly and Sewing machine operator needed in Carnegie PA. GREAT STABLE JOB WITH BENEFITS. Send resume to __________________________________________ LINE COOK - PT, experienced, for American Legion Post in Pleasant Hills. Salary negotiable. Call 412-302-8127 for interview. __________________________________________ HELP WANTED – Experienced medical assistant, to work front and back office. Located in Monongahela. Must be able to multitask. Send resumes to 420 West main St, Monongahela, PA 15063 __________________________________________ LANDSCAPING HELP WANTED - For established landscaping business - 724-777-1229 __________________________________________ INFANT CAREGIVER - The Franciscan Child Day Care Center in Pittsburgh is seeking an infant caregiver who will be responsible for the care of infants age 6-weeks to 12 months. Experience in childcare required; infant care experience preferred. Associate or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related area preferred. The position is full time and includes healthcare benefits and paid time off. To apply, please e-mail résumé to __________________________________________ CNA AVAILABLE -Private duty, South Hills hospice experience, 412-576-4224. __________________________________________ BARTENDER WANTED - Bartender for Pleasant Hills American Legion. RAMP certified. Call 412-616-1834 for interview. __________________________________________ HOUSEKEEPER- PT & FT 8-4p & 9-5p. The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair, senior living. Flexible schedule.

Transport assist available in some areas. New Employee Bonus. 412-833-2500. EOE __________________________________________ ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome and encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412249-8177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to __________________________________________ MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED - Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. __________________________________________ SEEKING ENERGETIC SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS to manage day and evening shifts. Ability to multi-task. Strong leadership qualities and people skills. Duties include; phone order taking, operation of POS system, inventory and labor control, oversee cooks and drivers. Fast food management experience preferred. Will train. Call 724348-8844. EVER CONSIDER TEACHING A CLASS?!?! Now’s your chance to teach a non-credit class for the Mt. Lebanon Continuing Education program. We offer a competitive pay and are always looking for new and exciting classes to add to our program. Make your interest known to the program coordinators. Check us out at page.cfm?p=567. Give us a call at 412.344.2020 or Shoot us an email: Ray Schrader Adult Education Coordinator or Larry Johnson Assistant Adult Education Coordinator

June 2019 CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565

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CLASSIFIEDS table, end tables and two lamps. $100.00. Call 412-8338160 South Park area __________________________________________ RUN FLAT TIRES – (4) Michelin225/40R18. Only 2,000 Miles wear. $200 cash only. 412-854-1927 leave detailed message. __________________________________________ LAWN EDGER - Black & Decker, electric 2 in 1 - $40.00 (724) 483-1271 __________________________________________ AUTO PARTS - for a 2009 - 2012 DODGE Ram truck: 1 hood $700, tail-gate $300. 724-483-1271 __________________________________________ BI-POD, HARRIS RIFLE - LM 9"-!3", solid base/notched $50. 724-483-1271 __________________________________________ GAME/DEER CART - CABELA'S alum-i-lite, NIB - $150. 724-483-1271 __________________________________________ FIREARMS / GUNS – SKS – Nicest one I’ve seen anywhere – outstanding condition - comes with bayonet - $500; German Sports Gun – 22 caliber – NEW IN BOX – Beautiful and rare two tone model; Absolutely beautiful mauser with Mannlichner stock in 7 X57 caliber. One of a kind, asking $850. Outstanding Walther P38 with original leather holster and 2 clips - $725. – Legal FFL transfer only; GSG 1911 in 22 caliber – New In Box – Unfired - $225. – Legal FFL transfer only – call 724-379-8261 __________________________________________ 42 INCH TABLE - Very nice, with a 10 inch leaf and 4 matching chairs – $50. - call 724-379-8261 __________________________________________

FINE WOODWORKING MAGAZINE COLLECTION - This collection begins with Volume 1 – No. 1 and has every edition up to Volume 67 – all in perfect condition - $35. For all – call 724-379-8261 __________________________________________ EDISON STANDARD PHONOGRAPH - 2 minute machine, Edison Standard Phonograph 4 minute machine, both with extra cylinders; Victor Tabletop style Victrola, Model IV with RECORDS - 1800's Roller Organ with extra cobs. All play and are in excellent condition. Also many Edison large horns Phone: 724-310-3550 __________________________________________ WINE COOLER - (Danby Maitre'D) 6 Bottle capacity Original price $119 - never used - asking $65. Leave message @ 412-980-5605 __________________________________________ LANE CEDAR CHEST - blonde finish, shelf. $25. 724-8726423 __________________________________________ ROOT BEER / SODA MAKING KIT – Includes carboy, bottles, 2 cappers, caps, recipies, 3 wine racks. $40. 724872-6423 __________________________________________ DORM REFRIGERATOR - $25. 724-872-6423 __________________________________________ TWO GOLF BAGS – with clubs and cart. $25. 724-872-6423 __________________________________________ SNARK 12’ SAILBOAT – Unsinkable transom for motor, oars for dingy use. $250. 724-872-6423 __________________________________________


ANTIQUE CHAIRS – Six(6), ‘Saloon style’ painted, $100. 724-872-6423 __________________________________________ SOFA – Sage green, and off-white checkered. Good condition, $75. 724-326-4276 __________________________________________ LOVE SEAT – Sage green, good condition. $75. 724-3264276 __________________________________________ OLD WOODEN ROCKING CHAIRS – Mission style. $25. 724-326-4276 __________________________________________ WOODEN IRONING BOARD – Very old. $20. 724-3264276 __________________________________________ ELECTRIC WEED EATER - $20. 724-326-4276 __________________________________________ CARGO TRAILER – 2018, 6’ x 12’, radial tires, steel wheels, spare tire, two 3,500 lb axles, V-nose barn doors. Asking $3,500. 412-608-3276 __________________________________________ RECORDS – 33 LP and 45’s. Many artists. 724-258-5399 or__________________________________________ 724-258-9463 7 PICTURES – For Drinking Man Cave (48” x 35”) down to a shadow box (12” x 14”) – only $30. Really cool, must see! 724-929-8259 __________________________________________ PAIR OF JAMAICAN – Mon and Woman on wood. Each (8.5” x 24”) $5 pair. 724-929-8259 __________________________________________

BEAUTIFUL VALENCIA CARLYLE DOOR – NEW – 4 panel – 30x80 – cost me $280. - will sell for $75. – call 724-3798261

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RECORDS – 165 records, 33 1/3, in good shape. Good many classic albums. All for $25. 724-929-8259 __________________________________________ WESTMORELAND GLASS – 4 pieces, perfect cond., no chips or cracks. Each $3 to $5. Call Kay, 724-929-8259 __________________________________________ SNAP-ON TOOLS – Sockets, wrenches, screw drivers. $4 each. 724-938-8482 __________________________________________ HOCKEY CARDS – Topps, 1990. Official complete set of 396 cards. $30. 724-938-8482 __________________________________________ TOW CHAIN – 2 boxes, grade #43, 14’ x 3/8”. $10 each. 412-425-0342 __________________________________________ COMPOUND BOW – with arrows. $50. 724-945-6622 __________________________________________ CHINA CUPBOARD – Glass display shelves with base. $100. 724-945-6622 __________________________________________ RV – 2004 KZ Toyhauler, 5th wheel / slide. 412-742-1504 __________________________________________ HUNTING RIFLES – (1) Remmington 30:06, and (1) Remmington 7mm. 412-742-1504 __________________________________________ MEN’S RAINCOAT – “Columbo Style”, light tan, brand new, size 42 Reg. $25. 724-785-4987 __________________________________________ COSTUME JEWELRY – Very old, brooches, (5). $50. 724785-4987 __________________________________________ HIGH BUTTON SHOE LACER – 3 antique finger nail instruments, one lucite hand mirror (old). $60 for all. 724-7854987 __________________________________________ ROTO TILLER – Troy Bilt, 8 hp. $325. 724-326-5589 __________________________________________ CHINA – 1933 Noritake “Charoma,” beautiful, perfect vintage, 62 pieces. Valued at $500. Selling for $100. 412881-9038 __________________________________________ ENCLOSED TRAILER – 1998 Cargo Plus, walk in, two roof vents, single slide door, spare tire, 5 ft. fold down ramp, easy lube axles, good condition, new tires. $1,500. 412-6530695 or 412-551-1671. __________________________________________ CARSEATS – Toddler and infant. $20 each. 630-220-9155 __________________________________________ BED – King size, new, cane. $140. 630-220-9155 __________________________________________ WINDOWS – (10) old wood, glass. $40 for all. 630-2209155 __________________________________________ PURSE – Coach brand, new, sm red, $85. 630-220-9155 __________________________________________ PET CRATES – Small and Medium. $20 each. 630-2209155 __________________________________________ CAGE – 24” x 36” x 24” $35. 630-220-9155 __________________________________________ TRUCK WINDOW – (3) Rear sliding, fits? $40 for all. 630220-9155 __________________________________________ TRUCK CAP WINDOW – Rear cap window, fits? $20. 630220-9155 __________________________________________ SINKS – (4) assorted, bath, tops only. $40 for all. 630-2209155 __________________________________________ 6 FT CHRISTMAS TREE – Lighted, New, expensive designer,__________________________________________ potted. $30. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please Lv, Mssg. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – (60), new, expensive, designer. Only 50-cents each. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please Lv, Mssg. __________________________________________ FIREWOOD – (3) huge stacks, logged. Will help load. $40 each. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please Lv, Mssg. __________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS FUR COAT – Unique markings, Valued at $2,000. Will sacrifice for $39. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please Lv, Mssg. __________________________________________ DESIGNER DISHES – New, expensive, gorgeous, designer, blue/white in box. $25. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please Lv, Mssg. __________________________________________ 4 BURIAL LOTS TOGETHER - "The Garden of The Cross" section of the Monongahela Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. $450 each. Call 412-384-6859. If no answer leave call back message. __________________________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp, Washington Co. $300 each. 724-938-8482 __________________________________________ CALLOWAY DRIVER – 10-degree XR, used once. Paid $212 – will sell for $140. Call 724-263-6909. __________________________________________ FISHING KAYAK – 12 foot, Old Town Angler. 3 rod holders. Adjustable padded seat. Weight limit 350 lbs. 412-8337347 __________________________________________ 3 PC. SONY STEREO – Radio, 5 CD rack, cassette tape player.__________________________________________ $150. 724-263-6909 PA AMPLIFIER – 100-watt rack mountable, with microphone mixer. $249.99. 724-348-4324 __________________________________________ 4 CHANNEL STEREO MIXER – with 6-band equalizer, 19inch rack-mount. $299.99. 724-348-4324 __________________________________________ PA FLOOR RACK – Heavy duty. $79.99. 724-348-4324 __________________________________________ PA MONITOR SPEAKER – with 12-inch woofer and horn tweeter. $139. 724-348-4324. __________________________________________ AUTOGRAPHED NFL WILSON FOOTBALL – Triple signed Archie, Eli, Peyton Manning. COA included. $700. 724244-4862. Lv Mssg. __________________________________________ ADRIAN PETERSON SIGNED FOOTBALL – Includes COA. Autographed at a Super Bowl venue. Signature is light. Selling at $175. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. __________________________________________ TERRY BRADSHAW SIGNED JERSEY – Leaf Authentics guarantee. $195. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg __________________________________________ BEN ROETHLISBERGER – Signed mini helmet, signed w/ silver sharpie. Includes COA. $125. 724-244-4862. Lv. Msg. __________________________________________ TROY POLAMALU – Signed football, Steeler white panel, includes COA. $150. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. __________________________________________ 1959 ALL STAR BASEBALL PROGRAM - in excellent condition $100. 412-279-3288 __________________________________________ STEELER WINTER JACKET - Men's Large, Excellent Condition. $25. 412-384-5453 __________________________________________ VINTAGE SCHLITZ BARTENDER VEST - size small perfect condition; collectible $25. 412-279-3288 __________________________________________ SPINET PIANO - looks good, used, needs tuned. $300 or best offer. 412-613-4545 __________________________________________ ARMOIRE – from 1890’s. Good condition. $800. 724348-4009 __________________________________________ JUKEBOX – Vintage, Diner table. $500. Negotiable. 724797-3779. __________________________________________ LIFE MAGAZINES – Vintage 1938. Total of seven(7) from October through December 1938. $5 each. 724-258-3767 __________________________________________ 41 MOVIE POSTERS – Excellent condition, 26” x 40”, $1 each, or all for $35. 724-929-8259 __________________________________________

GRANDFATHER CLOCK – Ridgeway, beautiful cherry wood, Westminster chimes, excellent condition. $575. 724-2582329 __________________________________________

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FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 __________________________________________ U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385 __________________________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. __________________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! - Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy 1980’s Basketball. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. __________________________________________ OLD BOTTLES WANTED - Long Time Collector, Looking For Antique Bottles. Whiskey, Medical, Beer, Drug Store, Etc., Advertising Signs. Please Call Dave at 412-977-6496. Thank You! __________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS – and non-sports cards, autographs, pennants, Forbes Field memorabilia, programs, ticket stubs. 724-205-8620 __________________________________________ OLDER HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. Your collection, or a few. Cash paid. Call 724-984-9085 __________________________________________ WE BUY - Honda, Lawn Boy, Stihl and Echo. 724-745-6489 __________________________________________ OLD INSULATORS - Buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724-782-0539 __________________________________________

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ESTATE SALE - Friday, June 7 and Saturday June 8 from 9 am till 4 pm. 436 Third Avenue, New Eagle. __________________________________________ MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE - Sat and Sun, June 1 and 2, from 9 am to 2 pm, Mulberry St and 11th St. Elizabeth. __________________________________________ MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE - 1932 Gill Hall Road, Finleyville PA 15332, Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2. 8 am - 3pm. (Raindates: June 8 and 9). __________________________________________ DO YOU HAVE AN ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR TO SELL? Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit for details. __________________________________________

------------ PETS -------PET CRATES – Small and Medium. $20 each. 630-2209155 __________________________________________ CAGE – 24” x 36” x 24” $35. 630-220-9155 __________________________________________ DOG SHOCK COLLARS – Tritronick’s (Trashbreaker) 6 collars, extra batteries, chargers. $1,200 package – will sacrifice for $400. 724-366-9524 __________________________________________ TRACTOR SUPPLY DOG HOUSE - and crate for large dog. $100. 724-518-1891. __________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. __________________________________________

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HOUSE FOR SALE – Monessen, well maintained brick ranch. 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and living room on one floor. Price reduced. 724-396-2234. __________________________________________ 4 BURIAL LOTS TOGETHER - "The Garden of The Cross"

CLASSIFIEDS section of the Monongahela Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. $450 each. Call 412-384-6859. If no answer leave call back message. __________________________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp, Washington Co. $300 each. 724-938-8482 ________________________________________________ CEMETERY LOTS – Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. 4 lots. Garden of the Cross. $2,000 OBO. 412-384-4374 ________________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY - (Donora). 4 lots @ $500 each, and 2 vaults @ $500 each. Transfer of deed included. 724747-9030 or 1-843-215-8909. If no answer – pls leave message. ________________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE – Monongahela, three bedrooms, one and a half story, brick, many updates, integral garage, near downtown. 724396-2234 ________________________________________________ 2 CEMETERY PLOTS - in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery/Garden of the Cross. Sellers will pay transfer fee. Vaults Included. $4,000. Call (724)565-6122 ________________________________________________ OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE - Heart of Finleyville. Few short minutes from RT 43. 2262 SF. Large reception area, small kitchenette, conf room, 3 powder rooms, fire proof safe concrete room, attic storage, alarm. Very clean, well maintained. Available immediately. Mike Podolinsky, Coldwell Banker: 724-942-1200 (O), 412-227-6432 (C) ________________________________________________ SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or online at ________________________________________________

CALL EMPIRE TODAY® to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-866-538-7163 ________________________________________________ SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or online at __________________________________________

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WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ________________________________________________

GRASS CUTTING BY BOB -724-348-6593, leave a message. ________________________________________________ LAUREL’S BEAUTY SHOP – 102 W. Main St, Mononaghela, PA. 724258-9518. $8 haircuts, $35 perms, 55 and older. ________________________________________________ CLEANING SERVICE - Reliable Cleaning Service Residential & Commercial Businesses by Tracy 724-261-7378. Laundry, Food Preparation (Cooking) also available. HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 dcheplic@ Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: www.facebook. com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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Monthly Pizza Puzzler!

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INDEPENDENT CAREGIVER - If you are looking for a reliable, dependable, and professional individual to care for your loved one please call me, Heidi at 724-797-3161 for more details and prices. I will advocate and care for your love in your home, or facility, rather it be home health or hospice care. I am caring and compassionate, I have references if needed, I care you your loved one like I care for my own. ________________________________________________


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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is June 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. Where is the new City Mission Thrift Store located? When is Monongahela Valley Hospital Annual Oncology Symposium? When is the Clairton AARP Annual Summer Banquet? 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!

Alan Popey – McMurray • Scott Bonno - Elizabeth

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