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Sandra Barker Awarded Thomas Jefferson High School Educator of the Year

Mrs. Barker and her senior homeroom class

Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Chris Sefcheck announced Mrs. Sandra Barker as the first recipient of Thomas Jefferson High School's Educator of the Year Award! TJHS students, staff and parents had the opportunity to vote for the educator that they feel most deserving of recognition for their outstanding dedication to students and exceptional work ethic. Employed by the district since 1991, Mrs. Barker teaches high school English and has directed the high school musical productions for 22 years. Congratulations and thank you, Mrs. Barker!

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Mon Valley Radio Control Giant Scale Model Airplane Show Planned at Cedar Creek Park for July 29th The Mon Valley Radio Control (R/C) Club is hosting a giant scale airshow/fun fly on July 29 at the R/C Airfield in Cedar Creek Park. Jeff Sumey is the Contest Director. The pinnacle of this weekend event is the noon – 4 p.m. airshow portion on Saturday. The public is invited to spectate static display and flying of all types of R/C aircraft including turbine jets, sailplanes, warbirds, helicopters, quadrotors, first-person view (FPV), and airplanes; some up to 40% scale size! Free admission includes on-site parking, on-site concessions available for purchase via the Lions Club, 50/50 drawings, and eyefuls of gravity-defying aerial R/C antics by amazing R/C aircraft. This event is especially well-suited for kids ages 5 to 95. The Mon Valley R/C Club offers flying opportunities for novice and experienced pilots. We conduct small group instructor-led classes for individuals with an interest in learning how to fly aircraft with an emphasis on how to fly safely. Our goal is to set you up for success beginning with the very first time you fly. This is a hobby you could enjoy for a lifetime. There is no age limit to this hobby. The MVRC airfield is located in Cedar Creek Park near the intersections of Rte. 51 and Interstate 70. For more details about the classes, contact John Millard, pilot instructor, at 412-877-2345. For club membership, contact Linda Wojnar, club secretary, at 412-654-7867.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Staff Makes Annual Scouting for Food Donation Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its affiliated companies collaborate each year with the Boy Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council to collect donations of non-perishable goods for area food pantries. This year, MVH and affiliates contributed a donation of 12,135 units to the campaign, a 13 percent increase from last year. The donated Shown with some of the boxes collected, are (l-r): goods are counted using John Gulick, coordinator of the Monongahela Food Pantry; a unit system that Patty Sabo, chairman of the Allenport Food Pantry; encourages nutritious Doug Prentice, MVH storeroom manager; and Tom Wilson, donations. supervisor of escort services at MVH. Departments and services that collected the most were The Center for Fitness and Health; Administration and Executive Offices; Fiscal, Information Systems and Corporate Accounting.



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CARMICHAEL’S 250TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Held at Greene Academy, Town Square, and Wana B Park. Music, food, crafts, train display, wagon rides, re-enactors and demonstrations.

in South Park. Celebrating the Declaration of Independence with a reading of the Declaration at 2:30 p.m. $2 admission. Guides provide information, demonstrate pioneer crafts and discuss the history of the Miller family, the Whiskey Rebellion (1792) and the area.

JULY 1 CHARLEROI COMMUNITY DAYS - Fourth of July kickoff and fireworks. Live music, including Billy Price, Donny Iris and Shari Richards, arts and crafts, antique show, kids’ activities, food vendors and more. WORK PARTY - SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant at 9:30 a.m. If interested in volunteering contact

JULY 2 MEET GEORGE WASHINGTON – 1:30-4:30 p.m., Oliver Miller Homestead,

JULY 5 MOVIE NIGHT AT MOWRY PARK – Wednesdays in July. Pleasant Hills. 5th-Trolls, 12th-The Secret Life of Pets, 19th - Sing, 26th- Finding Dory. SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Monongahela American Legion from 710 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. PIZZA AND PRAISE – 6:30 p.m. pizza and 7 p.m. worship. Mingo Church, Finleyville. This is an abbreviated, Informal, contemporary worship service. Adults and children welcome. ell your family and friends.


JULY FRIDAY PRIZE BINGO doors open 6 p.m., games start 7 p.m. Bunola Fire Hall, Bunola. Hard cards, Rip opens, build-up jackpot! Kitchen is open! For more information, call 412-384-9940. DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4- 8 p.m. Regular menu and BBQ pork sandwich, ranch fries and coleslaw. TRUMPETER CHIZ RIDER CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Bentleyville Camp. Rider is one of America’s foremost professional trumpeters. Free admission. Camp celebrates 150 years starting with fundraiser dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Camp activities, speakers, youth, and children events through July 14. More information can be found at

JULY 7 - 8 FARM MARKET – Stone Church Acres Market is open every Friday and

Saturday in July. Fridays: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located at 318 Stone Church Road, Finleyville. For more info check out our ad in this issue!

JULY 8 MARIANNA CATFISH DERBY –10 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Get information at WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MUSHROOM CLUB WALK - 10 a.m. at Wingfield Pines, USC. Join WPMC and Allegheny Land Trust for a BioBlitz to catalog the different species found at Wingfield Pines. Meet in the parking lot. MARIANNA COMMUNITY DAY – Marianna Borough Park, Beeson Avenue, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CAR CRUISE – 5 - 9 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four. Join us for some good food and listen to DJ Judy. Proceeds benefit Food & Friends.

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OLDIES DANCE - White Oak American Legion Post #701. 7 to 11 p.m. A 50/50 will be offered. $5 per person. roceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

JULY 9 BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family Social Hall, West Newton at 12:30 p.m. with the start of early birds. All paper Bingo and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai, and a delicious luncheon. MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR - 12 noon - 5 p.m at Skyview Fire Hall, West Mifflin. $5 door admission. $25 for reading. Readers, healers and vendors. For more information, call Deborah Ann at 724-348-8063 or 412-927-9679 WEEKLY



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

the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. More information may be obtained on Questions may be directed to

CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. The First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a freewill offering. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing can call 724-929-4696.

MOVIE NIGHT AT MOWRY PARK – Wednesdays in July. Pleasant Hills. 5th-Trolls, 12th-The Secret Life of Pets, 19th - Sing, 26th- Finding Dory.


SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 8 p.m. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church. General public are invited. Annual pizza night. A 50/50 will be offered and kids’ prizes. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library located, South Park, PA. Individuals interested in

COUNTRY DANCE – At Hazelkirk American Legion - 7 to 10 p.m. $5 cover. Music by the Classic Country band. For information, call Vince at 724-258-4815.

JULY 13 WASHINGTON COIN CLUB MEETING- 7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse, Washington, PA, in room 303. Program to be announced. Applications are now be accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes awarded for kids. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION - 6:30 p.m. Old Fells Methodist Church, Rostraver. Glenn Smeltzer will present a ‘Tale of Two Airports’ - a detailed history of aviation in Westmoreland County and Rostraver Township.

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GOSPEL CONCERT – 7 p.m. Willis Canada will be with us at Blainesburg Bible Church 104 4th Blvd Ext., W. Brownsville. A freewill love offering taken.

THE PITTSBURGH BEL AIRS - 7 – 10:30 p.m. (classics & doo-wop) during the St. Damien of Molokai “SummerFest.” St. Damien Parish Park, 1st & Main Street Monongahela.

JULY FRIDAY PRIZE BINGO doors open 6 p.m., games start 7 p.m. Bunola Fire Hall, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola. Hard cards, Rip opens, build-up jackpot! Kitchen is open during bingo! Come out have a relaxing evening! For more information, call 412-384-9940.

BLANC EN PLUM – Elizabeth, PA. Long dining tables will be set up along Plum Street for the white-attired dinner. See for information.

THE NUTONES - 7 – 10:30 p.m. (Rock, Country, Polka) during the St. Damien of Molokai “SummerFest.” St. Damien Parish Park, 1st & Main Street , Monongahela. DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, prime rib, roasted potatoes, salad and rolls will be the special!

JULY 14-15 SUMMERFEST - St. Damien of Molokai’s 6th Annual “SummerFest.” St. Damien Parish Park, 1st & Main Street (behind Dierken’s Pharmacy), Monongahela. Bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, children’s & adult games, small games of chance. Food includes various ethnic and American foods: wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, bar-b-que, hand-cut fries, RITA’S Italian Ice, fresh squeezed lemonade and other refreshments. Free admission, free parking, Mass in the Park on Saturday at 4 p.m. FARM MARKET – Stone Church Acres Market is open every Friday and Saturday in July. Fridays: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located at 318 Stone Church Road, Finleyville. For more info check out our ad in this issue!

JULY 15 PADDLE FROM BROWNSVILLE TO BELLE VERNON - Take part in a floating relay from Brownsville to Belle Vernon, stopping at towns along the way for greetings and treats. BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat). Registration starts on the Brownsville Mon Wharf at 9 a.m. Paddling starts at 10 a.m.


CAR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Donora Fire Company is having their 9th Annual Car Show at Palmer Park. Dyno guys will be there once again. Chops, sausage, hot dogs, and cold refreshments will be sold. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Registration is $5 per car. WHISKEY REBELLION DAY 1:30-4:30 p.m., Oliver Miller Homestead, Stone Manse Dr. off of Corrigan Dr. in South Park. The historic event is reviewed and the Miller family involvement discussed. Skits, beginning with "Serving the Writ" start at 2:15 p.m. $2 admission. MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. at 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invited. Program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes will be awarded for kids. For more information call 724-984-6611. JULY 18 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. "Early Bird" games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. JULY 19 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Monongahela American Legion from 710 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. MOVIE NIGHT AT MOWRY PARK – Wednesdays in July. Pleasant Hills. 5th-Trolls, 12th-The Secret Life of Pets, 19th - Sing, 26th- Finding Dory.

PIZZA AND PRAISE – 6:30 p.m. pizza and 7 p.m. worship. Mingo Church, Finleyville. This is an abbreviated, Informal, contemporary worship service. Adults and children welcome. Guest ministers to lead the worship service. Tell your family and friends.

JULY 21 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, stuffed chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls will be our special.

JULY 20 RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP - Luncheon and folk music event. Lunch is at noon. Sue Gartland will play the guitar and sing folk music. The cost for lunch is $ 8 payable at the door and the lunch is held at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hills. RSVP by calling 412-655-2000. Come socialize with us and enjoy the singing and music of Sue Gartland.

JULY FRIDAY PRIZE BINGO doors open 6 p.m., games start 7 p.m. Bunola Fire Hall. Hard cards, Rip opens, build-up jackpot! Kitchen is open during bingo! Come out have a relaxing evening! For more information, call 412-384-9940.

MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – 7 p.m., meets every Third Thursday at Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Avenue. Everyone is welcomed.

JULY JAMBOREE & FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - 6 p.m. Activities for all ages! Live music; bounce houses; carnivalstyle games; dollar concessions & more. After sunset (approximately 9 p.m.), a family-friendly movie begins on 30-foot screen outside on the lawn. Crossroads Ministries, 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville. Space is limited. Free tickets available at

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JULY 21 NEW BREED - 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Carmichael Senior Center. Good music, good fellowship. Come and have a good time! More info, call 724-503-3031

JULY 21-22 FLEA MARKET “TIMELESS TREASURES” – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday. LeGras Parish Center (lower level), 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. Held by the DeMarillac Guild of St. Louise DeMarillac Church. Items will include jewelry, decorative items, knick knacks, kitchen items, linens, tools, books, toys, small pieces of furniture, gently used children’s clothing to size 6 and much more. FARM MARKET – Stone Church Acres Market is open every Friday and Saturday in July. Fridays: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located at 318 Stone Church Road, Finleyville. For more info check out our ad in this issue!

JULY 22 CAR CRUISE - 5-9 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four, PA. Join us for some good food and listen to DJ Judy spin those great tunes. Proceeds from these car cruises benefit Food & Friends. OLDIES DANCE - White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. 7 to 11 p.m. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

JULY 23 STEPPIN' OUT SUNDAY PATRIOTIC DANCE – 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 SR 51. Mark Peters will be giving a swing dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. followed by swing, cha-cha, slow and line dancing. $10. Bar and kitchen available; door prizes. All ages welcome. Like us on Facebook at Steppin' Out Sunday. For more info, call Denise at 412-519-3559.

JULY 25 INTRO TO SQUARE DANCE – 7:30-10 p.m. Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh. All ages are welcome. No experience, costumes or partner required. The cost is $4 ($2 for those under 18). Sponsored by the Peanuts Square Dance Club. For more information, call Paul Rinald at 412-735-2423 or Sara at 412-835-1783.

WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. "Early Bird" games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry can do so by calling the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements. We're always looking for children's clothing (all ages and sizes). JULY 26 COUNTRY DANCE – At Hazelkirk American Legion. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 cover. Music by the Classic Country band. For more info, call 724-258-4815 and ask for Vince. MOVIE NIGHT AT MOWRY PARK – Wednesdays in July. Pleasant Hills. 5th-Trolls, 12th-The Secret Life of Pets, 19th - Sing, 26th- Finding Dory. JULY 26-29 SOUTH HILLS SUMMER SPECTACULAR—On the grounds of South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. Rides, games, food, entertainment, and lots of family-friendly fun! Free admission. Proceeds benefit Hillcrest Christian Academy. JULY 28 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. The special is a mushroom swiss burger, ranch

fries and coleslaw. Our regular menu will also be available. JULY FRIDAY PRIZE BINGO doors open 6 p.m., games start 7 p.m. Bunola Fire Hall, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola. Hard cards, Rip opens, build-up jackpot! Kitchen is open during bingo! Come out have a relaxing evening! For more information, call 412-384-9940. JULY 28-29 BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., historic Plummer House, South Water Street in West Newton. There will be 4 rooms jampacked with 100s of books. Fill a bag for $5 or hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks 50 cents. Benefits West Newton Library. FARM MARKET – Stone Church Acres Market is open every Friday and Saturday in July. Fridays: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located at 318 Stone Church Road, Finleyville. For more info check out our ad in this issue! JULY 29 OUTRAGEOUS BINGO EVENT The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the first game/show will start at 7 p.m. Hosted by The Lock No. Four Volunteer Fire Company, Social hall, 540 Isabella Ave. North Charleroi. The ticketed event will include a bingo package and Drag Queen show. The event is BYOB, but will have drinks as well as food available for purchase. The ticket cost is $20, and tickets can be purchased by calling Kevin @724880-6883. Must be 18 for admission. MODEL AIRPLANE SHOW – Hosted by the Mon Valley Radio Control (R/C) Club at Cedar Creek Park. Free admission. Public welcome. CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fairhope Rod & Gun Club, 1393 Fayette Ave., Belle Vernon. Benefitting the Mon Valley Youth & Teen Association. Over 30 vendors . We will be hosting a basket raffle that benefits the Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association to help support their various programs for the local youth.


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Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club Participates in 100th Year Anniversary of Lions According to Past International President Joe Preston, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Lions Clubs International, Lions throughout the world will participate in a global initiative to serve 100 million people by the end of 2017. The Centennial Service Challenge is a humanitarian initiative that brings Lions clubs around the world together in service. “This is a special time for Lions Clubs International and our members,” said Past International President Preston. “For nearly 100 years, Lions clubs have served their communities and touched the lives of millions of people. The Centennial Service Challenge is an opportunity for Lions to celebrate our 100th anniversary by doing what we do best- serving others.” Lions clubs have been to achieve the goal of serving at least 100 million people by participating in the association’s Global Service Action Campaigns, which support youth activities, vision programs, hunger initiatives, and environmental projects around the world. The Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club was started in 2010 and chartered on January 14 with 21 members. At this time, they have 17 active members and are always looking for more. Here are some of our community services that the club has done: 1. We have a drive-through broom sale at Dierken’s Pharmacy. 2. A program is set up for people who need glasses and if they meet the criteria, we will purchase a pair for them. 3. We participate in the Halloween parade. 4. Every year we bring in Santa. 5. We sponsor a Leo’s Club at Madonna Catholic Regional School. 6. We have food drives at Foodland around the holidays. 7. We collect clothes for flood disaster with other clubs. 8. We help Tubby Hall Park with their Easter egg hunt. 9. We give out two four-year scholarships to two Ringgold graduates. 10. We helped Donora Library find funds to upgrade their restrooms, put in ramps, and installed outside lighting. We also donated money to Monongahela Library. 11. We donated money to Monongahela Fire Company, New Eagle Fire Company and Donora Fire Company so that they can buy equipment. 9 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Monongahela Area Historical Society’s Stroll, Shop ‘n’ Sip Planned for August 5th The Monongahela Area Historical Society will hold its Stroll, Shop ‘n’ Sip on Saturday, August 5 at 8 a.m. For $5, buy a chance to win $500 cash. During this event, visit our businesses and see what Monongahela has to offer. Get tickets at, at our museum, or call 724-258-6432.

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South Hills Interfaith Movement Announces New Board Members Organization Welcomes Three Local Leaders South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is pleased to announce the oncoming of three community leaders to its Board of Directors. Kimberly Love of InVision Human Services; Rev. Louise Rogers, Pastor for Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church; and Lejla Sehic, vice president and senior product manager, BNY Mellon, will join SHIM’s Board of Directors after three former members’ terms expired. “We are thrilled to have three passionate and dedicated individuals join our Board of Directors,” said James Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “Our board members help us make critical decisions and continue to grow and serve our community in new ways. We hope to reach even more South Hills residents in need and are looking forward to doing great work with these three individuals.” Love, Rev. Rogers and Sehic will join the other 15 members of SHIM’s Board of Directors. This group is comprised of leaders and professionals in the Pittsburgh area who dedicate their talents and expertise to help SHIM serve the South Hills. Kimberly Love, a Bethel Park resident, has background in strategic planning, team building and leadership development, business development, revenue growth and expense management and employee engagement. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of InVision Human Services located in Wexford, PA, where she has worked since 1998 in various positions. Prior to joining InVision, Love worked in the social service sector. She has both a Bachelor and Masters degree in Psychology and holds great expertise with local nonprofit organizations. Rev. Louise Rogers returns to SHIM’s Board of Directors for a second time, having served on the board from 2009 – 2012. Rev. Rogers is a resident of Upper St. Clair and currently serves as the Pastor for Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church. Prior to accepting a call to the ministry, Rev. Rogers obtained experience in the workforce, as the vice president of sales for ADP. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and religion from Grove City College and a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She brings great knowledge of SHIM as well as a faith community perspective. Lejla Sehic, a Bethel Park resident, was a refugee from Bosnia twenty years ago when she resettled in Prospect Park. During that time, she was engaged in SHIM’s programming efforts and was a recipient of SHIM’s services. Since arriving as a refugee, Sehic has obtained a Bachelors and Masters degree and is currently a senior product manager in the investment services industry at BNY Mellon. Sehic is an active member of the diversify and inclusion business resource groups and was recently appointed to the regional chair of BNY Mellon’s IMPACT Business Resource Group focused on recruitment and retention of multicultural employees. She has two young daughters and volunteers each Thursday with SHIM’s Mentoring Program. Sehic brings a great deal of life experience and perspective to the SHIM board as well as a strong business background.

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10th Annual Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament Once Again a Successful Fundraiser The 10th Annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Nemacolin Country Club in Beallsville. 120 golfers participated in the sellout event, and sponsorships were also sold out. The first place team, with a score of 60, was Davies Ford. Event sponsor was Highway Appliance, with cfsbank sponsoring the $10,000 ‘Hole In One’ contest, and Stoney’s Brewing was the beer sponsor. They were joined by more than 50 additional sponsors. A hockey stick putting contest and a money wall that paid out $1,040 to the winner were featured as fundraising activities throughout the day. “The weather was spectacular, on a beautiful course,” said J.J. Georgagis, Chairman. “We surpassed our fundraising goals, and had a lot of fun, too.” Chamber Director Deb Keefer reported that proceeds from the outing benefit scholarships to Leadership Washington County, California University, and Douglas Education Center.

Pictured are (l-r): Tournament Chairman and MVRCC Board Member, J.J. Georgagis; Pat Calverisi, Derek White, Jim Davies, and Marty Rottler, all of Davies Ford, the tournament winner; and Jim Protin, Mon Valley Regional Chamber President.

Save the Date! Speers Boro Picnic Planned for August 27th Save the date, Speers Boro residents! Our community picnic has been set! This is for Speers Hill, Lower Speers and Mapleview residents. The date is Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at Speers Park. Please bring a covered dish. Hotdogs and hamburgers are provided, along with lemonade and water. Volleyball, corn hole, horseshoes, bocce, and kids’ games will be available. Please call for details and to RSVP: 724-483-5882.

Pictured are committee members and volunteers (l-r): Back row: Jeff Mendola, Waddell and Reed; Jim Protin, Mackin Engineering; Denise Mornak, Mornak Excavation; Milt Kubik; Donna Angelo; Deb Keefer, Chamber director; Diann Donaldson, Reliance Business Solutions; Jenn Bibb, WesBanco; Kristine Hall, Chamber staff, and J.J. Georgagis, committee chair. Missing from photo are Trish Brickner, PaCareer Link; and Josie Pelzer, Rotolo Motors

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PT Library Plans WWI Commemorative Events Peters Township Public Library, in partnership with the VFW Memorial Park Post 764 and the Veterans Breakfast Club, will mark the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I with an evening full of activities. A commemorative kick-off event is planned for Thursday, August 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. featuring “Over There: The Music of WWI in America” presented by Val Williams with the Abbey Players and accompanied by Lynne Spatafore with additional direction by Nicole Tafe and Lorra Brannen. Following this musical trip through history, Michael Neiberg, Ph.D. will talk about “America’s Road to War, 1914-1917” at 7 p.m. Neiberg is the Inaugural Chair of War Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College. Concluding the evening at 8:30 p.m. will be the opening of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History “World War I and America Centennial Exhibit.” The exhibit will be on display in the library’s main lobby through Thursday, August 24. Register to attend at or call 724.941.9430 #1.

Rostraver Students Place in Arts Contest The Rostraver Township Woman’s Club is pleased to announce that two local students placed in the General Federation of Women’s Club Pennsylvania Arts Contest. Noah Spedaliere of Rostraver Township won 2nd place for Division 1, Grades K-2, for his poem titled 'The Mickey JangJillian Butchki le.' Jillian Butchki of RosNoah Spedaliere traver Township won 3rd place for Division 3, Grades 6-8, for her poem titled 'Five.' Both winners received a certificate and check from the General Federation of Women’s Club Pennsylvania. The Rostraver Woman’s Club also donated trees to the fourth graders at Rostraver Elementary thanks to a donation made by the CILOETS Women of US Steel Pittsburgh. The Rostraver Woman’s Club is on summer break but will resume meeting on Wednesday, September 6.

Mon Valley YMCA Plans Bus Trip to Lady Luck Casino for July 6th The Mon Valley YMCA will be taking a coach bus to Lady Luck Casino on Thursday, July 6. We will be departing from the Charleroi Chamber Plaza Parking Lot at 9 a.m. and will be returning from the casino at 3 p.m. The bus trip cost is $30 ($20 free play; $10 gift card). For additional information, please call 724-483-8077. 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————

DAR Chapter Honors Six Area Students

Kayla Ruslavage; Natalie Weida; Mahima Reddy; Audrey King; Colin Barrett; and Vivian McDowell; Regent of Bethel Park Fife and Drum. Missing: Harrison Ulery.

The Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored five area seniors with the DAR Good Citizen Award. One 8th grader won the American history essay contest. The DAR Good Citizens Award rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. Teachers and peers select the students. Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen, he or she is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program by submitting an essay. This year’s theme was “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It. How Do the Actions of Many Good Citizens Keep Our Nation Moving Forward?” The following seniors were the winners in their school districts: Natalie Weida, Baldwin-Whitehall; Kayla Ruslavage, Canon-McMillan; Harrison Ulery, Mt. Lebanon; Audrey King, Thomas Jefferson; and Mahima Reddy, Upper St. Clair. Reddy was selected as the Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter winner and received a $100 award. The American History Essay Contest winner was Colin Barrett, representing Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Mt. Lebanon. For more information about the Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, their work, or how to become a member, visit

July Jamboree and Free Summer Movie Planned at Crossroads Ministries On July 21, an exciting family event, July Jamboree, will take place at Crossroads Ministries. Beginning at 6 p.m. on the Crossroads campus, there will be activities for all ages such as live music; bounce houses; carnival style games; concessions and more. Then, a familyfriendly movie will follow at sundown (approximately 9 p.m.). Come, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the movie on our 30-foot screen outside on the lawn at Crossroads Ministries. Dollar concessions will be available. Crossroads Ministries is located in Finleyville, one mile south of Trax Farms, overlooking Route 88. Space is limited. Free tickets are available at 12 —————————————————————————————————————————


Monessen Communities that Care Celebrates ‘Increase the Peace Day’ with Monessen Students Members of Monessen CTC and members of Monessen High School Youth Council celebrated ‘Increase the Peace Day 2017’ on May 30 at Monessen Elementary Center. Pre-k through grade 5 were given a backpack filled with information on free activities for the summer throughout Monessen and the Mon Valley. In addition to the backpacks, classrooms were given supply packets to create a poster based on the ‘Building a Better World’ theme. At end of the school year, these posters will be on display at Monessen Public Library.

Monessen Communities That Care Director Teresa Seh talks about ways to encourage peace locally to students at Monessen Elementary Center.

Matthew Shorraw, Vice President of CTC, is shown with members of Monessen High School Youth Council.

Donora Volunteer Fire Company Plans Annual Car Show for July 16th The Donora Fire Company is having their 9th Annual Car Show on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at Palmer Park. Dyno guys will be there once again. The fire department will be selling chops, sausage, hot dogs, and cold refreshments will be sold. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Registration is $5 per car.

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA Offers Summer Event Presentations If your organization, church, sports team, or school is hosting a summer event or program, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA has a variety of anti-violence presentations that are suitable for children and young adults who are in preschool through college. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your event, please contact our education and training department at 724-223-5477 in Washington County, 724852-2373 in Greene County, or 724-437-2530 in Fayette County, or email us at

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JULY NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Donora Dragons Football Game Film Event Due to the excitement generated from our ongoing game film project, our first “game film event” to show and relive Donora Dragon football games from the 1960s is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, September 23, 2017. The event will host former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans and will be a “Return to Glory” at the Croatian Club (Cro Club) in Donora, 329 Castner Ave. The games will be shown in the club hall with food and drinks available for purchase from the Cro Club. The event is free but donations will be gladly accepted. We encourage audience participation by sharing your stories or memorabilia and welcome your ideas or volunteer time before September. Please RSVP or share with your ideas or interest in volunteering by contacting the Donora Historical Society by phone or email. Prior to the event, visit the Smog Museum, 595 McKean Ave., to see our rotating exhibit titled “History of Donora Dragon Football” that will feature photos, game balls and programs, lettermen’s jackets, and leather helmets. Hear stories about Coach Jimmy Russell, Jake Kovalcik, Dan Towler, Larry Crawford, Ken Griffey and many others. Follow the “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum” and the “Donora Cro Club” on Facebook for future updates. If you have any questions on exactly which games we have and which have already been converted to DVD, please view the full list on our website under the “Game Films” page or consult the Historical Society by voicemail or email (see below). Orders for DVD copies will also be taken on that day. We will only have a few games at point of purchase, as games are made to order.

Fall Cement City Walking Tour Our fall Cement City Home and Walking Tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. The Steelers play

at 4:15 p.m. that day so the game should not conflict with your desire to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created a century ago in 1917. If the fall tour is as popular as the spring tour, we will schedule Saturday, October 14 as our overflow date. It is encouraged to call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup and reminder list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer. If you are flexible to do Sunday or Saturday, please tell us that to give us some scheduling flexibility. If you have any questions about Cement City or one of our Home and Walking Tours, please consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the historical society.

Second Eldora Park Walking Tour Next year’s tour will be held on a Saturday in late March or early April at noon in the wooded footprint of the original park on the old Wickerham Farm to see where people once picnicked and enjoyed all the amenities of an amusement park a century ago. The tour will start at the Smog Museum in Donora with a photo and newspaper article presentation. We’ll then drive the three miles to conduct the walking tour portion. We are now accepting names, phone numbers and email addresses that will be added to a preRSVP signup and reminder list. Eventually we’ll contact you by phone or email once we select a definitive date.

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

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Warrior Quilt Presented to Winner at Davies Ford in Charleroi Chris Marinack of Ellsworth, PA knows fighting the battle against cancer requires a group effort. That’s why Ms. Marinack and her friends at the Mrs. Claus Club of Bentleyville have banded together to help others who suffer from the disease. On Mother’s Day, Ms. Marinack’s name was drawn as the winner of a Warrior Quilt from entries gathered at Neighborhood Ford Store’s Patchwork Station at the recent Race for the Cure event held in Schenley Park. Jim Davies, owner of Davies Ford in Charleroi, presented Ms. Marinack with the Warrior Quilt and a gift certificate from his dealership on May 25. Ms. Marinack plans to give the quilt to the Mrs. Claus Club of Bentleyville for a later donation so it can encourage and inspire others suffering from breast cancer. Each year, Race for the Cure attendees come to Patchwork Station to decorate quilt squares that are later incorporated into Warrior Quilts made by volunteers. The quilts are then either donated for fund-raising events or given to treatment centers to bring comfort and support to those battling breast cancer. The Warrior Quilt program is a regional program associated with Ford’s Warriors in Pink campaign. For more information on the Warrior Quilt Project, please visit

Elizabeth Forward Class of 1967 Plans 50th Reunion Please join the Elizabeth Forward Class of ’67 for their 50th class reunion! Listed below is the schedule of events: Meet & Greet - Friday August 11, 7-9 p.m. at Cross Creek (formerly Puck Jones), Boston Hollow Rd., Elizabeth Twp. Light buffet - $7 per person and a cash bar. Class Reunion - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at The Georgetown Centre, 526 East Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. 5 p.m. - Hors d’oeuvres & cocktail hour (open bar). 6 - 10 p.m. - Dinner buffet, cocktails and socializing. $65 per person. Please contact one of the following if you did not receive a letter of invitation, know someone who did not receive the letter but would like one, or for additional information. We are still in need of addresses for some classmates. Please contact one of us to check our list. It would be greatly appreciated. Reservations are to be in by July 10, 2017. Contacts: Mary Furst Briggs, 412-384-2556, Betty Oliver Krofek, 412-384-8502, Judy Rogers Howell, 412-384-7126, Bill & Gloria Fuller Daube, 724-861-3596, 13 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Jefferson Hills Pack 712 Participates in Jefferson Hills Memorial Day Parade

Some of the Scouts who participated with Jefferson Hills Pack 712 in the Memorial Day parade include (l-r): Nathan Thatcher, AJ Weidmann, Joshua Tarpey, Colin Turnquist, and RJ Handshue.

Belle Vernon Rotary Plans 20th Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show for August 6th Belle Vernon Rotary's 20th Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show, hosted by the C. Harper Auto Group, is scheduled for August 6, 2017. The event will take place at the C. Harper Honda dealership behind C. Harper Ford, Route 51 South from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featured will be the Historic Stone House BBQ, compliments of C. Harper Auto Group. Free food and drinks for vehicle entries and spectators. Vehicle entry is $10, which benefits the many Belle Vernon Rotary community projects and services. DJ Ralph Trilli, co-host of Cruisin’ Sunday, 95.3 FM 1450 AM WJPA, will be onsite playing requests. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 along with 12 trophies and 100 dash plaques to the first 100 vehicle entries. For further information, contact

Save the Date! Rostraver Gathering Planned for August 26th The Rostraver gathering, held at Cedar Creek Park – pavilion #1, will be held this year on August 26, 2017.We hope to have a large turnout. After this year, we are looking for someone to form a committee and take over the picnic. If no one is found, this will be the last Rostraver gathering. Thanks for your past attendance and, we ask that you please give this some thought. If you are interested in chairing or being on this committee, please contact Myra Dolence at 724-348-5268. 14 —————————————————————————————————————————


Veteran Groups and Mon Valley Residents Remember Their Departed Heroes on Memorial Day By Paul Chasko Memorial Day weekend in the Mon Valley was a busy one for the many veterans groups taking part in ceremonies throughout the area. In most Valley municipalities, preparations began with the placement of new flags on the graves of veterans. On Sunday, the normal visits to the four cemeteries in the Union-Finley area where many veterans are interred began as usual at Laying the wreath at the Finleyville the Stone Church Cemetery. Ceremonies memorial at the Community Center were also conducted at Saint Francis, Mingo Church and Finleyville Cemeteries. The conclusion of the day’s memorial services was held at the Finleyville Veteran’s Memorial at the Finleyville Community Center. A luncheon was served by American Legion Post 613 in Finleyville. Like many other communities, Monongahela began its Memorial Day with a parade through town with many veterans groups participating. Later in the morning, there was a well-attended ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Monongahela Cemetery – over 7,500 veterans are interred Even the youngest patriots at the Monongahela Cemetery. honor our veterans The grassy knoll opposite the memorial stage was packed with folks listening to the various dignitaries reminding us of the sacrifices made by the veterans now interred in their home soil. Representatives of our local, county and state governments were there and listened to patriotic songs played by the Ringgold High School Band and sung by vocalists. Ceremonies were also conducted at other memorial sites throughout the Mon Valley. Groups taking part in the parade and ceremonies included the Mon Valley Leathernecks, the Mon Valley Honor Guard, the Mon Valley Shipmates, the Ringgold High School Marching Band, and American Legion Posts 302, 949 and 613. Go to our website at for more photos of this event.

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JULY NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Greater Monessen Historical Society wishes to thank Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center and the many patrons and friends who turned up for the birthday party on June 24, commemorating the 175th anniversary of Colonel James Schoonmaker’s birthday. Colonel Schoonmaker was the hero of the Third Battle of Winchester, for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, as well as a founder of the City of Monessen. The annual Founders Day celebration will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Monessen City Park and will feature a car cruise by the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Club. There will be re-enactors setting up an authentic Civil War camp, games, food booths, entertainment and fun for the entire family. The spring exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum on the Orthodox Monessen churches will be available for viewing through July on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It covers the four Orthodox churches of the city: St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, and St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church. The upcoming autumn exhibit will focus on the 55th anniversary of the visit to Monessen by President John F. Kennedy, as well as other presidential visits. The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724-684-8460.

Allegheny County Airport Receives $112,000 Transportation Grant State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, announced that Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin will receive a $112,000 grant through the state’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. The grant will pay for half of the total renovation cost of an equipment storage building on airport grounds. “Our local airport is both historic and an important part of the local transportation infrastructure,” Kortz said. When the airport opened in 1931, it was the thirdlargest airport in the country and was the only airport with hard-surface runways. The airport is still used by many small private and commercial planes. “This grant,” he continued, “and the renovations it will help pay for, is one step in keeping the airport modern enough to support today’s needs.” Nine airports throughout the commonwealth were named as grant recipients under this program.

Studio Pingo Summer Art Camp Returning to Jefferson Elementary School Registration is now underway for the Studio Pingo summer art camp. The camp is open to all students entering 1st through 8th grades and is taught by Jefferson Elementary School art education teacher Adam Gebhardt. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered during the weeks of July 31-August 4 and August 7 – August 11, 2017. The cost per student is $165 and includes all supplies and materials for the week. Visit to register.

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South Park High School Class of 1976 Plans 41-Year Reunion Lynn (Richards) Ruminski, along with many other fellow classmates, has planned a 41-year class reunion for those who graduated in June 1976 from South Park High School. The reunion weekend is planned for September 1, 2, and 3 of this year 2017. If you were a student of the class and are interested in attending the reunion, contact Lynn at or Judy (Slezak) Reese at Invitations, along with further details, will be sent once the contact information is received. —————————————————————————————————————————— 15

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Jefferson Hills Cub Scouts Hold Annual Crossover Ceremony Cub Scout Pack 712 out of Jefferson Hills held their annual crossover ceremony on May 21 at 885 Park. Each den moved up to their next rank. Pictured are the new tigers, who moved up to wolves (l-r): Joshua Tarpey, AJ Weidmann, Tiago Ochoa, Joey Cortese, JT Wolski, and Brody Barkley.

Monongahela Farmers’ Market Thrives During Summer Season The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is open every Friday from 3-6 p.m. We are welcoming back our local farmers: Harden, Simmons and Triple B Farms. Come out every Friday to get your fresh fruits and vegetables, and support our other vendors, too! We have many new vendors this year! Come enjoy Sam's Gyros, and this year, we welcome Boogie's BBQ and Hippos Haluski. Other vendors include: Aunt Kim's Jellies, Jams & Relishes; E-Kernally Yours: Gourmet Popcorn; Goodie Two Shoes English Tea Room (scones); Holy Basil: Not your Typical Produce; Jimmy's Italian Ice & Gelato; Lion's Club; Little City Coffee; Mon Valley Hospital; Plum Run Winery; and the Fudge Guy. We could not do this without our sponsors: The Big Fish Contracting Company; Chaney's Natural, LLC; Mon Valley Hospital; Ashcraft Storage; Behanna Auto & Tire; Italian Village Pizza; Lenzi Service Station; and Monongahela Animal Hospital. To make this a success, we need you, the public, to come out and support us. For questions, call 724-328-2834, email or Facebook us at Monongahela Farmers’ Market.

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Independence Day Fireworks Planned for July 4th at the Monongahela Aquatorium The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, EQT along with Bowser Automotive and local business owners are proud to continue this year’s Independence Day celebration. The fireworks extravaganza will be held Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Monongahela Aquatorium. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with the fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. A rain date of July 5 has been scheduled. The firework display will be professionally fired by Pyrotecnico, Inc. This event is solely funded by Chamber members, private donations, service clubs and organizations throughout the community. Various food vendors, game trailers, and glow-in-the-dark products will be available during the evening. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted on the premises, no firecrackers and no glow-in-the-dark products may be sold. NO BICYCLES, NO SCOOTERS, NO SKATE BOARDS, AND NO PETS ARE PERMITED AT THE AQUATORIUM. Members of the Chamber of Commerce will be collecting donations, selling glow products and chances for a 50/50 raffle. The winner of the 50/50 raffle will be announced prior to the fireworks. Residents are strongly reminded to avoid the fireworks display site along Bunola River Road. Local police will be fining all stopped vehicles. The fireworks display will not commence until all federal regulations are followed. The US Coast Guard will close the river to all recreational boaters from 9:30 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. All federal and coast guard waterway regulations will be strictly enforced! Donations should be sent to the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, 212 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Please make checks payable to MACC and mark it as ‘fireworks donation.’ 17 ——————————————————————————————————————————

DOWNTOWN WEST NEWTON INC. JULY NEWS Downtown West Newton Inc. (DWN) would like to announce our dates for this year’s 2nd Annual Brew and Food Fest, which will take place on Saturday, September 30, and our Rocktoberfest Car and Bike Cruise, which will take place on Saturday, October 7. If you are interested in setting up as a vendor or crafter for either one of these events, please contact us for more information. It's warm out now, but it’s only 6 months until Christmas, and Brett Nelson, 6, volunteers to help Downtown West Newton Inc. with planting along Main Street would like to introduce its theme for in West Newton. this year’s Annual Miracle on Main Street - Light-up Night Festival. This year’s theme will be "A Teddy Bear's Christmas" and will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. We are currently accepting applications for crafters, vendors, and food vendors. Spaces are filling up, so contact us as soon as possible at 724-872-0100 or by visiting our website at Lastly we would like to thank all the volunteers who came out to help with our summer planting at Simeral Square and along Main Street. If you would like to volunteer for any of our upcoming projects, please give our office a call. 18 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Mon Valley Academy for the Arts Receives EQT Foundation Grant for Summer Programming

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

The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA), an arts and culture organization serving the Mon Valley, is pleased to announce its recent grant award from EQT Foundation to support the MVAA Summer Program. EQT MVA/TCOP Concerts in the Park. The EQT MVA/TCOP Concerts in the Park 2017 program began with a kickoff event in April, announcing the new series of four concerts in Chess Park in the heart of Monongahela, taking place between June and September 2017. Each production will feature professional bands and orchestras, as well as, food vendors and other arts activities. The Concert Schedule includes • July 2 - Frank Podroskey’s “Pittsburgh Big Band Legends” Orchestra (Big Band Jazz) • August 6 - Andy Gregg Band (Classic Country) • September 3 - Frank Podroskey’s Orchestra, Andy Gregg Band, and the Twin Coaches Junior Stage Band, plus a special guest artist (TBA). The EQT MVA/TCOP Concerts in the Park project is the latest presentation in an ongoing program of the MVAA’s Twin Coaches Orchestra Project (TCOP). The project goals include preserving the musical history of the Twin Coaches and the Mon Valley, while bringing the music back to life by sharing it with participants and audiences of all ages. MVAA President and founder Mark A. Smith, said, “We cannot begin to say how thankful we are for EQT’s support of this phase of our programs. Without their generosity, we could not bring this quality of programming to the Mon Valley and continue our mission of enriching live through the arts.” For more information about MVAA and TCOP, please visit their website at or find them on Facebook.

FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC PARTY SLATED TO MEET ON JULY 24TH Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party ( will be meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. in the Community Room to the right of the Library at the Jefferson Hills Borough building. All volunteers are welcome to attend.


onongahela Valley Hospital earned an “A” rating on the Hospital Safety Scorecard from the Leapfrog Group in terms of patient safety. An “A” rating from this respected national organization is one of the most meaningful grades a hospital can receive. The Hospital Safety Scorecard is considered the gold standard for patient safety and is one of the most trusted resources used by patients seeking high-quality, safe care.

For more hospital news, visit The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 by large employers and purchasers to drive a movement for quality and safety in American health care. The Group's Hospital Safety Score is collected to transparently report hospital performance in order for consumers to find the highest-value care and make informed decisions. MM/AB-MVM/4-17

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West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Raises Funds for Veterans with Kennywood Park

Members of West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid teamed up with Kennywood Park on Memorial Day to help raise funds to support veterans activities by selling Buddy Poppies. Pictured (l-r) are: Michael P. Mauer, Army Desert Storm veteran; Dennis Axelson, Navy Vietnam veteran; Kennywood employees Jessica Marburger and Courtney Alukonis; David Luikart, Marine Vietnam veteran; and Marine Bernie Zurawski; who served in Lebanon and the Middle East.

Save the Date! MACC Second Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Set for August 28th The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is hosting their second annual scholarship golf outing on August 28, 2017 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The golf event will be held at the South Hills Country Club. Cost: $150 per person or $600 for a foursome. The cost includes golf/lunch/dinner and prizes. For more information, contact Stefan Nowo or Dr. Randall Rodriguez at 724-258-5919. This fundraiser benefits the MACC Ringgold Scholarship Fund. 19 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Monessen Amphitheater’s “Doo Wop in The Park” a Hit

DJ Dennis Wince takes a short break from his work.

Allie Phillips, 5, and grandfather David Walkos sit and enjoy the music, which Walkos says he “grew up with.”

By Jill Runfola Held on June 4 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Monessen Amphitheater, “Doo Wop in the Park” was a nice, relaxing step back in time for everyone who attended. The Monessen Amphitheater Committee hosted the event, and DJ Dennis Wince donated his services. When it began, Amphitheater committee president and Matthew Shorraw, center, reflects newly elected Monessen Mayor Matthew with friends and Amphitheater Committee Shorraw announced, “Thank you all for members, Dillon Shash, VP, and Maria Lucy, who are both graduating coming out, and enjoy the beautiful seniors from high school. weather.” He also said later that he will continue to be involved in these events. DJ Dennis Wince said of his donated service, “I’ll do anything to help my city. The venue is nice, especially on a beautiful day like today.” He said that he volunteered his services before and offered to play requests. Oldies lovers enjoyed such classics as: “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” and “Fallin’ in Love with You.” Food was sold by Ronnie Painter’s RP’s BBQ, including hot dogs, fresh cut fries, pork chops, kielbasa and more. Refreshments were being sold by the Amphitheater Committee. There was opportunity for fellowship, and a good time was had by all. For future events at Monessen Amphitheater, visit their site on Facebook.

Shred Your Confidential Documents at August Shred Events Scheduled for Residents Senator Reschenthaler is pleased to offer two opportunities for area residents to safely shred their confidential documents. On August 5, Sen. Reschenthaler will partner with Judge Ron Arnoni and the Municipality of Bethel Park to bring this valuable service to Bethel Park High School’s parking lot. On August 26, Sen. Reschenthaler will be partnering with State Rep. Rick Saccone and the Borough of Jefferson Hills for a shredding event at Thomas Jefferson High School’s parking lot. Both events will take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. (weather permitting). There is a three small box/bag limit per car. Please call 412-831-0250 with any questions.

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ing to pay. A reasonable list price will attract buyers, result in showings, and generate offers. Consider that a homebuyer’s price range is often limited by their budgetary constraints. A buyer who is wise enough to get pre-approved and knows their “purchase power” limitations tends to search for properties within the realm of possibility. Price remains the primary factor homebuyers use to select which homes they want to view. If a property is priced too high it will not even show up on the radar of the “right” qualified buyers. Buyers become very knowledgeable about the pricing of properties available in their price range because of technology, ads and signage. What began months or years ago as a dream becomes practically a daily routine as they continue to search and self-educate. The closer they get to their ultimate selection, the less likely they are to consider anything they cannot afford. Appropriate pricing will result in a quicker sale with less inconvenience to the seller. After all, just keeping the property in showing condition at all times can be tiresome. The lower the price, statistically the larger the pool of potential buyers. This translates into the possibility of multiple offers that can drive the reasonably priced property to sell for closer to or even above list price. The most common reasons we encounter for overpricing a property are that the property was overimproved for the area, the original purchase price was over market value, or the sellers’ desire negotiating room. These are the real pitfalls of overpricing:

Most of the activity will occur in the first few weeks, sometimes even the first day! Pricing a home properly creates immediate urgency in the minds of buyers and their agents. There is a large pool of potential buyers who have seen most available homes in their price range and are now only waiting for new listings or price reductions. A buyer that has been waiting may fail to see a new listing for a property if it is overpriced. Oftentimes, a price reduction may be too late as interest by both buyers and REALTORS® may have waned. Buyers and their agents are very aware of the length of time properties remain on the market. Often buyers are reluctant to make an offer on a home that has been on the market for any length of time, thinking that there is something wrong with the home. Unfortunately, overpriced listings frequently help to sell a competing but more reasonably priced home by making that home appear to be a better value by comparison. The role of the real estate agent in pricing is to provide the seller with a competitive market analysis. Together, a seller, with the help of a professional REALTOR®, will be able to arrive at a saleable list price.

Finleyville 724-348-7470 Belle Vernon 724-929-2180 McMurray 724-941-8680

Century 21 Frontier Realty Names Heather Thomas as Agent of the Month Century 21 Frontier Realty is proud of the accomplishments of Heather Thomas. She has earned her ABR and SRES professional designations. Heather is known for the care she takes as she walks her buyers and sellers through the entire sale process. She received a Platinum Level award. Congratulations, Heather!

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Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church Golf Outing Planned for August 5th Save the date for Saturday, August 5, 2017 for Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church Golf Outing, to be held at Rolling Green Golf Course, 2426 Route 136, Eighty Four. Cost to participate is $80 per person or $320 per team. There will be: a 1 p.m. shot gun start, $15,000 hole in one contest, 4-person best ball, and blind scramble. Dinner and awarding of prizes will take place after the outing. Hole games, mulligans, etc. are featured. Beer will be sold at the clubhouse. For more information, call the church at 724-225-3431 or go to the church website at, where you can print an entry form. Make checks payable to to Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church: c/o Golf Outing, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Teams and money need to be in by July 27, 2017.

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

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Weekly Bike Nights Roll into Elizabeth Borough By Charlotte Hopkins Monday nights are now bike nights in Elizabeth Borough. The weekly events started in June, and though the first event was delayed by rain, they will continue every Monday from 6:30 – 10 p.m. The final bike night will be October 16. Each week, there will be food and beverages available and entertainment provided by Bill Jakub of PVU Event Group. Raffle tickets for the 50/50 will be sold, along with tickets for a brand new motorcycle, a 2017 HD Street Glide Special Velocity Elizabeth Borough Police Chief Tim Butler Red, provided by Hot Metal Harley and Tony Ricci sell the first 50/50 tickets. Davidson. Each ticket is $20 and has four numbers. The drawing will be for the lottery on the night of October 16. All proceeds will go to Elizabeth Public Safety. The bike nights are being planned in conjunction with the motorcycle dice run, scheduled for Saturday, September 30. This event will solely benefit Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Children's Hospital. Tickets to the event are $15. Those participating in the bike run portion of the event can preorder tickets up until September 9 at a rate of $20 for the rider and $15 for the passenger. Tickets bought after that day will be $25 The heat did not slow down bike fans for the rider and $20 for the passenger. Jack Russell, Lori Cochran, Riders will be eligible to participate in the Carey Barnes, and Pat Finney. dice roll, with cash prizes for the highest and lowest numbers. If the passenger wants to roll the dice, he or she will have to pay the same costs as the rider. Non-riders are not eligible to participate in the dice roll. The motorcycle dice run will include a variety of vendors, and there are open spots for those who want to set up a table. All those attending the event can bring a gift or donated item for Children's Hospital and will receive a raffle ticket in exchange. The raffles include gift baskets, 50/50, and games of chance. No children under the age of 18 are allowed. Guests are asked not to wear clothes with vibrant colors. All donated items must be new (store-bought and in original packaging) and safe (non-toxic). For questions, please contact Wendy Smith Buza at

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

Spartan Medical Center Coyle Curtain Road Monongahela, Pa 15063 Phone 724-483-4083 Fax 855-475-6063 MM/AB-MVM/4-17

Who says motorcycles are just for guys? Not these ladies!

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4th Annual Antiques and Artisans on the Avenue Scheduled for July 22nd in North Belle Vernon Broad Avenue merchants in North Belle Vernon will hold their 4th annual Antiques and Artisans on the Avenue Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors from the surrounding area have been invited to set up in front of various locations along the avenue for one day to sell antiques and handcrafted items. This event has grown significantly over the past couple years and has become a major street event for the local community. With any large event, the beginning years are ever-changing to create a successful venue. A few of the changes this year include The Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce partnering with the local antique shops (Antiques on Broad, Broad Avenue Treasures and Vintage & Vines) in order to promote growth. The event’s name has also been changed to “Antiques and Artisans on the Avenue” to include the many local artisans producing top-quality handmade products around the area. All local merchants are encouraged to participate by coming out on to the street with antique flea markets, sidewalk sales and/or just opening up their store fronts to encourage visitors to stroll the avenue. Broad Avenue is made up of some wonderful small businesses, including antique shops, boutiques, gift shops, a bakery, flower shop, taverns, salons, offices and many other unique merchants. The day will include antique flea markets, sales, handmade items, food, fun and entertainment. Local residents are encouraged to have neighborhood yard sales on this day and/or just stroll the avenue. Join us this year as we continue to “grow the avenue” and create a viable shopping atmosphere for our community in Belle Vernon. This is a “rain or shine” event. Local artisans and/or antique dealers interested in setting up for this growing event, please contact the Chamber at 724-929-3329 or email

Calling All Vendors and Crafters! Reserve a Space for August 5th Craft and Vendor Show! The Christian Mothers of Holy Family Parish, West Newton are sponsoring a summer fun craft-vendor show at 225 N. 2nd Street, West Newton on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, 5050, Chinese auction items, good, reasonably priced food, and a relaxed atmosphere. For information and to reserve a table or more, please contact Barb at 724 872-9687. Come and enjoy the fellowship. 23 —————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— 24


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

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

Q: Why use Laser REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY when the standard procedure has provided excellent results?

James P. Mondzelewski, MD Glaucoma Cataract Consultants

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

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

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

Q: Is every patient a candidate for Laser REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY? A: The doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants, Dr. Mondzelewski and Dr. Danaher, will decide with you what procedure might be of most benefit. Certain patients with corneal or macula difficulties may not fully benefit from the new technology, and the standard small incision surgery can provide good results.

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


Vista One, Suite 201, Charleroi, PA, 724-483-3688

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JULY UPDATES FROM THE SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL The next two meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on July 11 and August 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additionally, the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are held on the first Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. The July work party will be held on July 1 and the August work party will take place on August 5. 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 Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

South Park Class of 1987 30th Year Reunion Planned for September 23rd South Park Class of 1987 is actively planning for their 30th year class reunion. The date has been set for Saturday, September 23, 2017. Plans are to have an informal, family welcome picnic. The location has been chosen as the Union Township Brownsville Road Park Recreation Center, Finleyville from 11 a.m. dusk. A Facebook page has been created as SP 1987 30-year reunion. Please like and join for further reunion planning details. We are asking to please spread the word to those from the SP class of 1987 who are not on Facebook. Please contact one of the following with any addresses, phone numbers, and contact information for fellow classmates.....Melissa (Almasy) Coe at or 412478-7892, Shelley Jakell at or 412-480-9461 or Gary Gray at The reunion committee has future planning meetings scheduled for 7/14 and 8/17 at the SP Clubhouse beginning at 7 p.m. Please mark your calendars and feel free to join us in planning.

Summer Art Camp Is Ready To Go In Peters Township Art Encounters studio, located at In His Presence Church in Peters Township, is preparing two art camps this summer - one drawing camp and one clay camp. Children ages 6 and up will be able to improve their art skills. Just Drawing Camp: Students will be engaged in a variety of projects to sharpen their skills as budding young artists! Campers will be doing pencil shading, line drawing, colored pencils, and more for this class. Older students who want to learn more will be given that opportunity. Class will be from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. from July 17 - 22. Cost including materials is $50. Clay Camp: Campers will be experimenting with different types of clay. Kids will be creating and painting projects that they will be sure to keep for years to come. Camp will be from 2- 3:30 p.m. from July 17-22. Cost including materials is $65. Our theme is “Tale as Old as Time." Contact instructor Carolyn Lacek at to sign up for the dates you would like your child to attend.

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Shorraw Invited to Address State Democratic Committee Matt Shorraw, the democratic nominee for mayor of the City of Monessen, Westmoreland County, was invited to speak at the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee’s Annual Keystone Dinner on Saturday June 9, 2017. Shorraw was the first Monessen representative to be invited to speak by the state party since the late Monessen Mayor Hugo Parente. Shorraw also attended GoverMatt Shorraw (right) and keynote speaker nor Wolf’s reception on Michael Blake (left) Friday evening. The Keystone Dinner featured speeches from Shorraw as well as State Representative Patty Kim (103rd District), State Senator Vincent Hughes (7th District), and the keynote speaker, Michael Blake, who serves as the Democratic National Committee Vice Chair. The State Democratic Committee acknowledged Shorraw for his primary election win, as well as his community service to the City of Monessen. The mayoral nominee was also recognized for his efforts to mobilize youth and young adults to be more active in their Matt Shorraw ªright) and PA. Governor Wolf communities.

Save the Date! South Hills High School Plans 50th Class Reunion for September 23rd The South Hills High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the beautiful Chartiers Country Club, 601 Baldwin Road, Pittsburgh. Beginning at 6 p.m., classmates can valet park and enjoy a social hour with hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the cash bar on the patio overlooking the golf course. At 7 p.m., we will begin seating for dinner in the ballroom. After a buffet dinner featuring broiled salmon, carved baked ham, chicken picatta, and beef tips burgundy, we will be entertained by our DJ - Brookline’s own Tony Guarino – for a wonderful evening of dancing and memories until we depart at 11 p.m. Tickets are $80 per person. No tickets will be available after August 23, 2017. No tickets will be available at the door. Make your check payable to: SHHS Class of 1967 50th Reunion and mail it to: SHHS 50th Reunion, 835 Aljo Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Email your questions to

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All Ages Celebrate ‘Country Day’ at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park By Jill Runfola When it was a cloudy day, appearing as if it may rain, attendance was just average; however once the sun came out, the crowds turned out at the Country Day celebration at NBV Community Bank Park, on Friday, June 16, from 5:30 -10 p.m. Attendees spanned every age—toddlers, teenagers, and seniors. The event featured a concert, food, and a movie. Everyone had a wonderful time, some even got up and danced. “Country day has been a very collaborative effort from NBV Recreation Lynn Sokol, recreation commission member, displays sign for park’s fundraiser. Commission as a whole. The significance is to have Tim Litvin playing at the event, and playing the movie ‘True Grit’ after! Tim Litvin is an up and coming country singer from the Pittsburgh area,” stated Cody Ambrose, NBV Park online administrator. Litvin said that he is “very excited to be here. It is a nice local show. It’s always a good time to be in Belle Vernon - every time I’ve been here.” R.J. Sokol, Chairman of Parks of Recreation for the Council of R.J. Sokol, left, Chair of Parks NBV, joked that Litvin made a promise and Recreation for the Council of NBV, that if he makes it big in Nashville, he’s is proud to stand with Tim Litvin, right, talented country singer. playing for us. “Tim Litvin and the Nature Boys,” his band, sold t-shirts and CDs and played mostly original songs written by Litvin. He announced that he will be returning to the park on July 7 for “Veteran’s Salute Night.” Barb Day, councilwoman for North Belle Vernon, said that the idea for Country Day came to them during a meeting when trying to decide on movies. Gina C. Lynn, Executive Director of Chamber of Commerce, said, “Everything benefits the park activities. It’s a good way to start the summer festivities.” After the concert, the Western movie “True Grit” was shown. For more activities and movies nights, visit: NBV Park Facebook.

Speaker Gives Updated Review on the Rivers of Steel National Register of Places Heritage Region in SWPA At the June CAHS, Inc. meeting, Program President Kenneth Thompson gave a few announcements, then introduced Carly McCoy, who presented a very informative and updated review of the pursuits and activities of the Monongahela River region from Pittsburgh to Cheat Lake, WV. From its own organizational history to region and place, from culture and migration to preservation, re-use and restoration, from the Riverquest and steel/glass/boat building to more, Carly covered much in a very short time with her PowerPoint presentation, and then fielded questions for a few minutes before everyone enjoyed the social with a variety of light refreshments, hosted by Thompson, Nikki Sheppick, Larry Cowell and LaVerne Williams for the month of June.

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George & Martha Washington Re-Enactors, Bill & Cara Elder, to be Special Guests at the Charleroi Area Historical Society's Annual Summer Picnic All residents of the Mon Valley are invited to the Charleroi Area Historical Society's annual summer picnic on Monday, July 17. It will be held indoors (as usual, with air conditioning!) in Riverside Place in the SPHS Center, 303 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi.Four years ago, this annual picnic was called the "Olde Fallowfield Twp. Reunion Picnic." Many years ago, Fallowfield Twp. covered a wider territory as compared to today. The hope for this annual picnic is for residents in and around Charleroi who have family ties with those who then or now live in Fallowfield Twp. to gather like a "family reunion." There are always special guests at this CAHS, Inc. picnic, as the Washington County Commissioners are invited and given the opportunity to share news with us. Other area historical societies are also invited and can update us on what's happening within their organization.This year there will be truly SPECIAL guests at the picnic - George & Martha Washington. Reenactors Bill and Cara Elder will make our first president and his wife come alive for us. The Elders, who moved to Florida after living and teaching in Mt. Pleasant and Connellsville, have graciously added our picnic during a return visit to PA. We and they are excited to have them with us on July 17. The picnic meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Elders' reenactment; then, as time permits, words from the county commissioners and representatives of other societies who are present. For planning purposes, please call 724-483-4961 if you plan to attend. Our Society will provide fried chicken, beverages and tableware. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish (salads, fruit, vegetables, etc.) and/or a dessert. You don't have to be related to anyone who lives or lived in Fallowfield Twp. to attend! Just be someone who loves history and good food and fellowship.

Perryopolis Farmers’ Market in Full Swing for Summer Season Every Thursday, the Perryopolis Farmers’ Market will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. It’s located adjacent to Perry Drug Store, right off of the center of town. We have local farmers’ participation throughout the summer with their fruits, vegetables, etc. as they start coming into season. Vendors for homemade jellies, pickles, baked goods, flavored popcorns, fudge, and wine will be available. Ethnic foods can be purchased and eaten onsite or taken home. Honey and maple syrup, American Indian beaded jewelry, silver jewelry, homemade soaps, herbal teas, and textiles will be sold by our Old First Bank Museum. For more information, call 724-366-3412.

North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park Schedules Activities for July July 7 – Veterans Nite. All veterans with ID card will be honored with a free hot dog and water and a free concert by the Country artist Tim Litvin, and a movie will be shown TBA following the band. Activities start at 6 p.m. The band will play from 6:30 – 9 p.m. and the movie will follow. July 9 – Whiffle Ball Tournament. Slated to begin at 10 a.m. More information to follow. July 15 – Kids Craft Day. Children ages 4- ? Must register in advance. NO COST. Call 724-929-6930 to RSVP. July 22 – Christmas in July. Beginning at noon, Santa will be at the park along with many other activities for young and old alike. Come and celebrate with us! All are welcome to attend. Any questions regarding any of the above activities may be forwarded to R.J.

July 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— BAXTER, Thomas Edwin III, of Monongahela, died May 6. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BRITT, Shirley (Gaither), 89, formerly of Brentwood, died May 25. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CARDONE, George M., 75, of South Park, died May 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CHEROCCI, Peter L., 84, of Charleroi, died May 22. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DELBUSSO, Linda Rose (Rottman), 65, of Jefferson Hills, died May 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DUNHAM, Barry “Red”, 79, of New Eagle, died May 13. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. EDWARDS, Mark, 42, formerly of Bethel Park, died May 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. ENTWISTLE, Bertha A., 93, of Castle Shannon, died May 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FASSBINDER, Grace Reid, 86, of Bethel Park, died May 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FLASCK, Kristen, 58, of South Park, died May 18. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FRANZ, Joseph S., 94, of Charleroi, died May 27. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. FRITCH, Joett (Appolonia), 67, of Charleroi, died May 15. Arrangements by 27 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Recent Local Death Notices Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GAJEWSKI, Marie A. (Zarnecki), 97, of Whitehall, died May 24. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. GOETZ, Dorothy (Herb), 77, of Clairton, died May 15. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HARMS, Rose, 93, of West Mifflin, died May 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HENDERSON, Sarah “Sally”, 86, of Bethel Park, died May 24. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HIGINBOTHAM, James “Jim” Edward, of Fallowfield, died May 23. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HILLMAN, John T., 78, of Monongahela, died May19. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HREHA, Dolores M. Nescott, 86, of North Charleroi, died May 24. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. KLINE, Michael, 76, of Bethel Park, died May 25. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KOCEVAR, Francis Carl “Doc”, 89, of Charleroi, died May 23. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LENIK, Linda M., 55, of Finleyville, died May 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. LESTITIAN, Edward M. Jr., 48, of Pleasant

Hills, died May 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LEWICKI, Dennis, 74, of Bethel Park, died May 9. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LIGNELLI, Louis Sr., 93, of Monongahela, died May 20. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MARCHE, Gary Charles, 57, of Monongahela, died May 14. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MARMIE, Gail Hunter, 81, formerly of Monessen, died May 17. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MATZ, Donald E., 81, of Whitehall, died May 21. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MAURER, Julia, 92, of Clairton, died May 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MUZINA, Catherine Rose Tosi, 87, of Monongahela, died May 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NAZARUK, Marguerite B. “Margie”, 94, of Jefferson Hills, died May 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NELSON, Virginia, (Hoffmann), 67, of Jefferson Hills, died May 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. O’KONSKI, Bobbi Marie, 22, of Bethel Park, died May 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

OWENS, Paul R. Sr., 83, of Finleyville, died May 30. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PAJAK, John J., 97, of Jefferson Hills, died May 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. REISCH, Dorothy, 88, of Bethel Park, died May 20. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. RICHEY, Duane Robert, 78, of West Mifflin, died May 13. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SANDERS, Carol Ann (St. Clair), 70, of Pleasant Hills, died May 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCALISE, Anthony “A.R.”, 88, of West Mifflin, died June 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHEDD, Harry Edward, 68, of Canonsburg (formerly of Bethel Park), died May 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TUCUTICH, Stephen, 98, of Charleroi, died May 15. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. VOLK, Charles “Chuck” Sr., 91, of Finleyville, died May 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. VOYTILLA, Bernice “BC”, of Bethel Park, 85, died May 10. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. ZAVOLTA, Elizabeth (Doyle), 54, of Whitehall, died May 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ZULKA, Theresa, 83, of Bethel Park, died May 13. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

Semper Fi, Joe! Joseph Frantz Leaves Behind Lasting Legacy Steeped in Marine Traditions By Paul Chasko Joseph Frantz passed on at the age of 94, a few days before Memorial Day – kind of fitting, really. Joe was a native of Charleroi, PA and spent the remainder of his working days as an electrician at the Corning Glass in this quiet Mon Valley town. Catholic in faith, he and his wife Stella raised a family of three girls atop a hill overlooking the town in a house they built with their own labor. Before he took on that task, he had another task to perform. Joe joined the U.S. Marine Corps in time to assist the Corps in the AsiaticPacific campaign against the Japanese. He was part of Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion Division, Special Troops, 4th Marine Division, Asiatic-

Pacific Theater. He served from February 26, 1943 to November 26, 1945 along with tens of thousands of other Marines. He saw action on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands, and on Iwo Jima. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, two stars, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with Four Stars, the combat action ribbon and WWII Victory Ribbon. After active duty, Joe joined the VFW and became a member of the Mon Valley Leathernecks, who carried our country’s colors in countless parades and Memorial Day services. He re-united with members of his service unit periodically over the years; Joe was a Marine to the end.

Marine Joseph Steven Frantz

A final salute and the beginning of taps

Joe was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery just outside Charleroi with full Marine Corps honors. While ‘Taps’ was played by a distant bugler, the flag that was draped over the coffin was folded according to regulation and presented to the family by a Marine. The

young Marine sergeant, who wasn’t even born when Joe served, knelt before the family and spoke: “It gives me great sorrow to present this flag of honor to the family.” Yes, there were tears at the ceremony. Semper Fi, Joe!

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West Elizabeth Attempts to Reinstate Public Transportation By Charlotte Hopkins

Carroll Twp. Resident Frustrated with Night Crews By Miranda Startare A Carroll Township resident expressed his frustration with road crews working on the Route 88 and Route 837 project at the June 6 monthly supervisors’ meeting. In recent weeks, the crews have been working at night using high intensity lights, and the noise level is making it difficult to sleep, according to the resident, who questions why the crews are not working during daylight hours. The Penn Dot project, which includes the installation of left turn lanes and a new traffic signal, began over the winter and is currently behind schedule, with Verizon recently halting daylight construction because of the installation of fiber optic lines. Chief of Police Paul Brand, who believes the unusual work schedule was a temporary plan to accommodate Verizon and school bussing, will get information on the status of the night crew work. Also at the meeting, the supervisors announced a public hearing for the newly-written Carroll Township medical marijuana ordinance. The informational meeting is scheduled for July 5 at 5:00 PM at the borough building and will allow residents to become informed about the ordinance and provide an opportunity to ask questions. In other business: • The Supervisors approved the hire of summer employees Dimitri Rossi, Chad Waggoner, and Justin Maher. • The Supervisors approved the new 2017 Carroll Township Municipal Directory and Guide to be produced by Print.

Automotive Offer expires July 31, 2017

Residents of West Elizabeth have an opportunity to request Port Authority to reinstate public transportation. An annual service request will be submitted to the Scheduling and Planning Department of Port Authority. The board of directors will meet in early 2018 to make a final decision. If the request is approved, the change will take effect in September 2018. Residents can submit letters to Port Authority to explain their desire to bring the bus back to town. The letters will be submitted along with the formal request and can be dropped off at the borough building or given to a council member. They can also be sent by email to or mailed to the borough office at: West Elizabeth Town Council, 800 Fourth Street, Box 716, West Elizabeth, PA 15088.

Monessen Receives Proclamation for Smoke-Free Future Monessen members of the Communities that Care Youth Council and Monessen Leos presented information to Monessen Council members and received a proclamation from Mayor Marvakis encouraging Monessen adults who smoke to protect families from the health risks of tobacco smoke by choosing to smoke outside cars and homes. Children who live in homes allowing smoking inside have rates of asthma, bronchitis, ear infections and even tooth decay in baby teeth. The proclamation is displayed in Monessen Library. These same clubs also developed messages to encourage tobacco retailers to remember to always check the age of customers since the majority of tobacco users began to smoke before the age of 18 when it is legal to buy tobacco. Adults and youth who want to quit smoking can register for free help online at PA Adults who are ready to quit also can receive free patches to relieve withdrawal symptoms. The Monessen Tobacco-Free Coalition meets the first Tuesday of each month, except July, at Monessen

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South Park Township Board of Supervisors Recognizes the Montour Trail Council The South Park Township Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting oThe Board began with a presentation of proclamation to the Montour Trail Council. Supervisor Ed Snee read the proclamation, stating that the Montour Trail Council has been awarded as the 2017 Trail of the Year by the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources. Snee stated, “The Montour Trail Council has dedicated countless hours of service, clearing right-of-ways, filling gaps and rehabilitating or replacing major structures to the trail and whereas, the Montour Trail Council is to be commended for the tireless commitment of its members who work as a cohesive group to enhance and promote the trail as a wonderful, regional asset, and whereas, the Montour Trail Council began with a vision that has grown into not only a robust organization, but has led to the preservation of the trail as a valuable resource available to public enjoyment.” Following the presentation, the president of the Montour Trail Council, Ned Williams, spoke. He thanked the Board for all their support and presented them with one of the posters that was given to him, as a result of the Montour Trail being named Trail of the Year.

The Board continued with the meeting, discussing the following topics. Preliminary and final approval was granted to the minor land development identified as the Smoker Self-Storage Plan, for the project located at 2900 Piney Fork Rd., which is contingent on several conditions imposed by the Township of South Park. The property at 3114 Southern Dr. has been declared a public nuisance. The public hearing regarding the planned residential development on Sowden Rd. is to be continued to Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. A bond in the amount of $7,700 has been released for the installation and preservation of the sanitary sewer line at the Historical Society Museum. A hearing will take place regarding the amendment of an ordinance that will address transit oriented overlay development zoning regulations, on August 14 at 6:30 p.m. Invoice No. 2, in the amount of $6,274, for the Cardox Stormwater Improvements, was approved, with a balance of $2,600, which will be paid out of community development grant funding. The first payment request from Victor Paving and Construction, in the amount of $428,441.27, was approved for the

The Board of Supervisors with president of the Montour Trail Council Ned Williams (holding award), and David Oyler, treasurer of the Friends of the Montour Trail.

2017 'Restoration of Various Streets' project. The Board made mention of two new hires. Robert J. Buddick was hired for part-time litter collection and Nathaniel Morton was hired as a part-time senior summer recreation counselor for the 2017 Summer Recreation Program. The Township’s part-time library page, Laura Sensabaugh, has resigned,

with her last day being retroactive to May 20, 2017. Township Manager Karen Fosbaugh gave her MS4 report towards the end of the meeting, which deals with proper stormwater drainage. The Township has also put together an MS4 informational display in the municipal building lobby so residents can learn more about MS4.

New Eagle Terminates Athletic Field Leases with Ringgold By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council held its monthly meeting June 13, rescheduled from the June 6 meeting, when only two Council members were present, prompting Council to cancel the meeting because of a lack of quorum. Council discussed the use of two athletic fields in New Eagle by Ringgold organizations and the lack of legal cooperation from both groups before deciding to vote to terminate the leases with both organizations. The lease with Ringgold Youth Athletic Association for the use of the Jimmy Rice Memorial Ballfield was being held up, according to New Eagle Borough Solicitor Tim Berggren, who has been attempting to contact the athletic association to formalize the lease. Because the organization is now in default on the lease, Council voted to terminate the lease between New Eagle and Ringgold Youth Athletic Association. The field is now open to residents of New Eagle. Council also voted to terminate the lease for the Roosevelt Athletic Field with Ringgold Youth Soccer Association. The athletic organization has not paid for its lease in 2016 or 2017, according to Council, who remarked that the costs of maintenance and utilities at the field are $3,000 annually.

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Local People News California University Presents 2017 Alumni Association Awards of Distinction

Pictured are (l-r): Alan James ’62, the Pavlak/Shutsy Special Service Award; Mark Camillo ’76, the W.S. Jackman Award of Distinction; Greg Smith ’94, ’05, the Professional Excellence Award; Leslie Fleenor ‘08, director of Cal U Alumni Relations; Cal U President Geraldine M. Jones ’72, ’80; Joe Lutz ´68, the John R. Gregg Award for Loyalty and Service; and Gene Steratore ´88, the Michael Duda Award for Athletic Achievement). Missing from the picture: Kimberly Snyder ’84, the Meritorious Award; Dr. Diane Nettles ’73, the C.B. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Award; and U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Spencer Lynn ´14, ´15, the Young Alumni Award.

The California University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association presented its 2017 Awards of Distinction at a luncheon on June 3 in the north wing of the Convocation Center. California University has approximately 54,000 living alumni. The awards, presented annually since 1967, recognize service to the university and professional accomplishments by members of that group.

South Park Author Releases Latest Novel: ‘Caching For Danger’ Just in time for the beach or a summer reading evening on the back patio and following upon last year's very popular title, Amends, South Park resident Jim Caldwell has released his latest novel, Caching For Danger.Geocaching, the sport of old-fashioned treasure hunting using a GPS device, has become one of the most exciting and popular game in the past fifteen years. The object is to search for a stash, log in the log book who found it and when it was found, and then exchange the item with an insignificant item of your own. Caching For Danger is an intriguing story about teenagers at a prestigious high school boarding academy in northern Virginia who form their own club. In time, the small group of coeds find themselves entangled in a mystery because of a new senior, Danielle, whom Randy has invited to join them in their quests. He is love-struck with her at first sight; however the two teenagers likewise discover that both of them have life secrets that are far more complex than their puppy romance. Caching For Danger poses a stark question for the reader: How far would you go to help someone you fell in love with, without knowing her real name? Paperback copies are available for $12 at Amazon, or visit Kindle book copies are also available for $3.99. This is the fourth work of fiction Caldwell has published.

Two West Mifflin Residents Graduate From West Point By Michael P. Mauer When the graduates of the United States Military Academy Class of 2017 marched into Michie Stadium at West Point, N.Y. May 27 to receive their diplomas and officers’ commissions, two of the cadets started their first steps years before in the same place – the Mon Valley community of West Mifflin. Second lieutenants Michael D. Second lieutenants Brandon Yarnovich and Kinney and Brandon Yarnovich, Michael D. Kinney, both graduates of West Mifflin both graduates of West Mifflin Area High School, hold their United States Military Area High School, begin marchAcademy diplomas as their former Air Force ing in uniform several years earlier JROTC program instructors Maj. Scott R. Harbula as part of the Air Force JROTC and Senior Master Sgt. Oreste DiCerbo look on. program. Both of the young officers credit the four years of JROTC instruction they received with not only helping them gain entry into the tough, competitive school that is West Point, but also expect that training to assist them as military leaders. Typically, less than 10 percent of those who apply to West Point are accepted. Yarnovich and Kinney were two of more than 15,400 applicants from across the United States and around the world who were seeking admission into West Point as part of the Class of 2017. Of that number, 1,193 new cadets were there to start the first day. Four years later at graduation, fewer than 1,000 of them made the final cut and marched into Michie Stadium. Both new officers credited their West Mifflin Air Force JROTC instructors, Maj. Scott R. Harbula and Senior Master Sgt. Oreste DiCerbo, with guidance and mentorship. “Sergeant Dicerbo and Maj. Harbula do an excellent job teaching discipline, goal setting, respect, selfless service, integrity, and much more,” said Yarnovich. “Air Force JROTC really embraces and reflects the values that Maj. Harbula and Senior Master Sgt. Oreste DiCerbo try to instill,” agreed Kinney, who was also a cadet commander while in high school. “Those values show the culture of the United States military.” While attending West Point, 2nd Lt. Kinney majored in nuclear engineering. He is slated to be assigned to a unit in Fort Bliss, Texas. His classmate, 2nd Lt. Yarnovich, studied economics and systems engineering, and looks forward to joining the elite 82nd Airborne Division as an artillery officer. In addition to the members of the Air Force JROTC, both men credit the support they received from their families to help get them to this point in their careers. “I would like to thank my parents and brother,” said Kinney. “They really inspired me to pursue a career in the military, and the honor and integrity that comes with serving our nation.” In addition to also thanking his family and friends, Yarnovich gave special praise to his grandmother, Betty Yarnovich, who took over the role of raising him when he was orphaned at the age of four. The grandmother worked as a waitress for many years in nearby McKeesport to help the young officer achieve his dream of earning an Army commission.

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Business & Merchant News Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Names Community Bank as May Business of the Month

Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Held at Jazzy Boutique

Pictured are (l-r): Stefanie McCulloch; Heather Cain; owner Diann Donaldson; Lish Hotchkiss; GRC board member Lisa Doria; GRC Director Gina C. Lynn; and Jay Walters.

Pictured are (l-r): Jamie Davis, GRC Board Member; GRC Director Gina C. Lynn; Perryopolis Branch Mgr. Lorri Clem; Monessen Branch Mgr. Lizzette Sterner; Cathy Glad, GRC Board Member. Back row: Asst. VP Mortgage Specialist & GRC board member Justin Brovey; Rostraver Branch Mgr. Jody Krett-Maund; and VP Commercial Officer Brook Gardner.

The Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRC) is pleased to name Community Bank as its May Business of the Month. Community Bank, a 116-year-old financial institution was formed in 1901 with the founding philosophy of ‘neighbor helping neighbor’ and that's what they do every day. This ingredient is part of why Community Bank was named among the Top 200 community banks by American Banker Magazine in 2016. Community Bank leaders started the “Community Bank Cares” program in March 2014. With each direct loan of more than $50,000, the customer can designate a charity that the bank then donates $100 to, in unrestricted funds. Nonprofits –both local and national, schools, fire companies, and more, have benefited from this Community Bank-to-customer-to-charity pipeline. A beneficiary of the bank’s generosity was the Graham Street Park, now known as the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. This park is now a multi-sport venue with updated facilities, a new handicapped-accessible playground and security upgrades to keep the park safe for families. Based in Greene County in the town of Carmichaels, the locally owned and operated bank's service area stretches into Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties, also serving customers to the south and west of Pittsburgh, with 16 offices.

It is always a good day in the neighborhood when a business has a ribbon cutting, but it's a great day when it has a grand-reopening/ribbon cutting due to growth and expansion. That is exactly what Diann Donaldson, owner of Jazzy Boutique, did at her new location at 1049 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. Friends, family, and customers gathered for an afternoon of celebration, in-store promotions, pianist Sue Ann Edwards, and a delightful assortment of refreshments. Visit Jazzy Boutique at more information.

Save the Date! Greater Rostraver Chamber Fall Classic Scheduled for September 22nd The GRC Fall Classic Golf Outing will be held on Friday, September 22 at Cedarbrook Golf Course. The event is open to the public and the $100 registration fee includes morning coffee & donuts, lunch at the turn, oncourse beverages, buffet dinner, skill prizes, hole-in-one prizes, golfer gifts and more! To register as an individual golfer or foursome, call the Greater Rostraver Chamber at 724-929-3329, or email Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $100. The GRC Fall Classic benefits the GRC Scholarship Program and other educational initiatives.

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Pictured at the Chamber luncheon are (l-r): Dave LaCarte, Mike LaCarte, Dan LaCarte, and Joe LaCarte (all brothers to John LaCarte); father Jack LaCarte; cousin Jon Ferrando; John LaCarte; and Jon King of Stoney’s.

John J. LaCarte was the featured speaker at the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held on June 13 with 65 in attendance at the Charleroi Elks Club. He is CEO of Stoney’s Brewing Company and was joined by Stoney’s president, Jon King, in presenting the history of Stoney’s beer, their family ties, and what the vision is for the new partnership. John discussed his family’s four-generation connection to Jones Brewery from his great-grandfather, Joseph Ferrando, who hauled kegs for ‘Stoney’ Jones, to his grandmother, Emma, who babysat young Shirley Jones. “Mr. Smoothy,” the Stoney’s mascot and new packaging for Stoney’s Premium and Stoney’s John LaCarte Light, was introduced during the presentation. “We want to connect the Stoney’s brand to fun,” said LaCarte. Stoney’s has appeared at numerous events throughout the Valley and is a major sponsor at Charleroi Community Days on June 30 and July 1. The company’s website is at


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Pictured are (back row, l – r): Valerie Hamer; Kaleigh Lynn; and Heather Mitchell; and (front row, l – r): Becki Stratigos; Ali Kapty; Kasey Curtis; Nicole Ashcraft; Kelsey Lynn; and Harry Stratigos.

The Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRC) is pleased to name the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen as its June Business of the Month. Owners Harry & Becki Stratigos have been in the Dairy Queen business for eight years now, not only owning one store, but two. They purchased the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen on 33 Fayette Street in April of 2011. Many changes have been made to this Dairy Queen, such as adding a drive thru, staying open year-round and adding a full food menu. The food was a big boost for the Dairy Queen since they have not had it in 9 years with the previous owner. Harry and Becki take pride in the products and employees they have. They consider all their employees as part of their family. Dairy Queen also sponsors many youth activities in the Belle Vernon area. For more information visit or call 724-929-3342.

Women’s Business Network Schedules July Meetings The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit for more information. Local area meetings will be held as follows: • The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, July 5 and 19. Contact Cherie Pikelis at 412-594-7553. • The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn - The Meadows, 255 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, July 12 and 26. Contact Priscilla Pfanstiel-Robinson at 412-916-2914. •The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread - Galleria, 150 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, July 11 and 25. Contact Barbara DeJohn at 412-600-5483. • The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, July 6 and 20. Contact Roemary Willis at 412-736-3445.

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Community Eye Care Associates Named MACC June Business of the Month The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is pleased to name Community Eye Care Associates as their June Business of the Month. Community Eye Care Associates is a premier vision care provider with locations in the South Hills community. Doctors Lisa Lorenzo and Jeffrey Boehme started these practices to service the local communities and surrounding region where they have lived their entire lives. Both Dr. Lorenzo and Dr. Boehme attended Washington & Jefferson College for their undergraduate studies and received Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. The staff at Community Eye Care is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Based on our experience and expertise, we are confident that you will recognize this difference compared to other practices and optical chains. Locations are in West Mifflin and Monongahela with convenient office hours and a large selections of eyewear and contact lenses. Visit Community Eye Care’s website at for directions and office hours. ————————————————————————————————————————— 34


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Bethel Park’s Back Office Plus Schedules Grand Opening for July 1st

Performance Kayak, Inc.

DJ&P Ventures are proud to announce a new pack, ship and print store is now open. Back Office Plus, Located in Bethel Park’s newest strip mall, next to Sheetz on Route 88 at the Millennium Shops. Back Office Plus will bring you the best solution for your packing, printing, and shipping needs. Back Office Plus will have FedEx, USPS, and DHL to handle any size package going anywhere in the world. They will also be available to take your return packages for the carriers already mentioned as well at UPS returns. Recently, work from home and home-based offices are becoming more and more a common practice in today's fast paced work place. Helping this growing market is Back Office Plus’s main focus. Additionally, they will have passport photos, lamination and document binding available to assist with office workers on the go. A high-speed laser copier, document shredding services and desktop computer will be a most valuable resource to all the home office entrepreneurs. Printing solutions is the heart and soul of Back Office Plus. They will offer printing of all sizes, from business cards to large outdoor banners. Also available will be design services for logo creation, outdoor and indoor advertising, business card designs and just about anything in between. Their packing service will be useful to just about everyone. From packing your eBay and Amazon orders to shipping the family heirloom grandfather clock, they can pack and crate custom sizes and the everyday ordinary keepsake. Back Office Plus also carries boxes and packaging supplies for any size shipment. Lastly, their store has retail office merchandise to assist any home-based business. Back Office Plus will be celebrating their grand opening on Saturday July 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come down to the Millennium Shops at 4607 Library Road, suite 220, Bethel Park. There will be free hotdogs and beverages, unlimited access to a photo booth, as well as a fun game of cornhole. One lucky winner will walk away with a brand new 50” flat screen TV. You can contact Back Office Plus at 412-283-4046 or fax them at 412-283-4049. Their email address is Check them out online at Back Office Plus is looking forward to serving Bethel Park and all of the South Hills community for many years to come.

Pictured are (l-r): GRC Director Gina C. Lynn; Board Member Cathy Glad; owners Kim and Hansel Lucas; and GRC board members Tanya Chaney and Jerry Fronzaglio.

On Thursday, May 25, the GRC welcomed Performance Kayak, Inc. to the business community with a ribbon cutting, followed by a relaxing social event hosted by owners Hansel and Kim Lucas. Performance Kayak, Inc. is located on the Yough River, West Newton and sells racing kayaks, recreational kayaks, stand-up paddles boards and accessories. For more information call 724-9873597 or visit

2 Girls and A Griddle On Friday, June 9, the GRC welcomed 2 Girls and A Griddle to the business community. The business is owned and operated by twin sisters Heather Schultz and Heidi Rothey. 2 Girls and A Griddle is located at 1309 Fayette Street, Belle Vernon and is open seven days a week, 7a.m. to 7 p.m. They serve breakPictured are (l-r): Business of the Month Chairperson fast, lunch and dinner Cathy Glad; owners Heather Schultz and Heidi Rothey; daily. For more informaand GRC board member Lisa Doria. tion, call 724-929-3496 and be sure to "like" their Facebook page at

Welcome, New Mon Valley Regional Chamber Members! Perked Up Café - Casey Clark 530 McKean Ave.Charleroi, PA 15022 • 724-565-1459 Café/Takeout Quick Cuts & Hair Supply - Devona Carter 525 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022 • 412-501-7015 • quickcutsandhairsupply Hair Salon

MONONGAHELA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPCOMING EVENTS July Membership Meeting Wednesday, July 12 - 12 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc. Guest Speaker-Stephanie A. Paluda, Community Affairs Specialist, EQT Corporation.All members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. Luncheon cost is $15 and RSVP is a must! Call 724-258-5919 for more information. Monongahela Community Day at Kennywood Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Discount tickets can be purchased at: CFS Bank/Cox Market/Giant Eagle Finleyville, Giant Eagle Fisher Heights, Just 4 You Gifts/Chamber Office. Ride All Day: $28 / Senior (55+): $18Call 724-258-5919 for more information. Ringgold Scholarship Golf Outing Monday, August 28, 2017 South Hills Country Club Call 724-258-5919 for more information.

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Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Grand Reopening of Jazzy Boutique

Seen here helping to cut the ribbon are (l-r): Alyssa Mendola, MVRCC Board; Ashley Altemare, MVRCC Membership Committee; Armand Ferrara, MVRCC Executive Committee; Alisha Hotchkiss, Jazzy staff; Rick Mudrick, MVRCC Vice President; Diann Donaldson, owner; Angela Rostchek Dacko, office manager, Reliance Business Solutions; Heather Cain, Jazzy staff; and April Cacia, WCCED.

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) joined Jazzy Boutique when they recently celebrated their grand re-opening at 1049 Broad Avenue in Belle Vernon. The celebration included food, entertainment and give-a-ways. Owned by Diann Donaldson, the store is classified as an “upscale resale” shop, offering consignment sales and also new merchandise. The new location (formerly Trombino’s Music Center) will also house Reliance Business Solutions, a merchant services company also owned by Diann Donaldson. Jazzy Boutique is open every day, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit them at, find them on Facebook, or call 724-243-3405 for more information.

Grimm’s Alternative Style Opens Its Doors in Monongahela

Pictured are (l-r): Jamie Davis, GRC Board Member; GRC Director Gina C. Lynn; Perryopolis Branch Mgr. Lorri Clem; Monessen Branch Mgr. Lizzette Sterner; Cathy Glad, GRC Board Member. Back row: Asst. VP Mortgage Specialist & GRC board member Justin Brovey; Rostraver Branch Mgr. Jody Krett-Maund; and VP Commercial Officer Brook Gardner.

Grimm’s Alternative Style, formerly Dorothea’s Boutique located at 219 West Main Street, Monongahela, is the alternative to the big box stores. Grimm’s carries new and consigned clothing, shoes, purses, and more. Open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (closing times vary each day.) Call 724-258-0550 for more information. —————————————————————————————————————————— 35

Welcome, New Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members! We accept new members all year long – Contact us for details at Amedisys Home Care & Hospice Vickie L. Carolla Tracey Wible, 100 Stoops Drive, Suite 300 Monongahela, PA 15063 724-483-4109 Hospice 724-483-4183 Home Care Hospice/Healthcare Community College of Allegheny County Charlene Newkirk, South Campus President 1750 Clairton Road West Mifflin, PA 15122 412-469-6301 Face2Face Marketing Scott McAfee 3358 Pittsburgh Rd. Perryopolis, PA 15473 724-919-4112 Marketing & Marketing Consultants

Kimberly Contracting Services, LLC. Diane L. Kimberly 421 N. Second St., West Newton, PA 15089 724-872-0611 Contractor Mission Homestead Allison Yeckel 102 Lusk Road Ext., Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-884-3754 Non-Profit Promise Hospice Lannette McWilliams 121 N. Main Street, Suite 310 Greensburg, PA 15601 724-515-5251 Hospice/Home Care/Health Care Quick Cuts & Hair Supply Devona Carter 525 McKean Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 412-501-7015 Hair Salon 36 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Quick Cuts and Hair Supply Reverse Aging Naturally Holds Open House

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) recently helped to cut the ribbon at Quick Cuts and Hair Supply at 525 McKean Avenue in Charleroi. Quick Cuts is owned and operated by Devona Carter and is open seven days a week. Please call 412-501-7015 or get more information at Pictured are (l-r): Eric Clark; Casey Clark, Chamber Board member, Off the Wall Arts & Perked Up Café; Haley Clark; Christine Somales; James Carter, Jr.; Devona Carter, owner; Patricia Carter; Myjah Harrison; Monica Harrison; Jacqueline Kirkland; Chris Henry, LionHeart Tattoo; and Clarence Pettyjohn.

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Lionheart Tattoo to Business Community

New to the area and to the Bethel Park Chamber is Reverse Aging Naturally, owned and operated by Diane Underwood. They are located at 1786 N. Highland Road, Bethel Park. On July 21, 2017, an open house will be held from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Refreshing alkaline-filtered water with essential oils, brunch treats with essential oils, free photo facials and infrared massages will be offered. For more information, email

Leaders and Business Owners from Bethel Park, South Park and Castle Shannon Hold Summit to Promote ‘Shop Locally’ Campaign On July 12, 2017, the Bethel Park Chamber will be hosting leaders and business owners from Bethel Park, Castle Shannon, and South Park to discuss the following topic: “Reframing our Communities for the Future.” The summit will be held on July 12, 2017 at Cool Springs from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. This is the second annual leadership summit for the Chamber. Over 100 invitations have been sent to various businesses and leaders to attend. The discussion will involve the partnership and potential working relationships with the local officials, businesses, schools and community organizations. One of the initiatives is enhancing the area with a “Drive, Dine and Develop Locally” program. Keeping and making our dollars work at home and in our communities benefits everyone. The Chamber wants to get

all three communities to participate and make the 2017 Shop Local Sparkle Campaign a season to remember. We are asking our restaurants, shops, schools and organizations to support this campaign by contacting or 412-5958361. The Chamber is looking for offerings with discounts, activities and promotional items. Let the Sparkle Campaign begin planning.

Tune in for Bethel Park Chamber’s BPTV ‘Good Work’ Series Working in conjunction with BPTV and Dave Cable, the Bethel Park Chamber offers its members an opportunity to educate the community about their operations and product offerings. Approximately four businesses a month can be shown. Home-based businesses can particularly benefit from this opportunity. For a homebased business, getting known and educating the people about your product, service and business operation is a requirement in building relationships.

‘Empowering Women’ Series on BPTV Denise Galloni of DGSolutions is hosting a show called ‘Empowering Women’ on BPTV. Each month, a few women in leadership roles will be featured. Denise has been developing shows for social media and is now expanding her outreach to local TV. She is providing women with a great opportunity to share their stories and to help inspire women. Tune in and watch ‘Empowering Women’ to gain insight as to what makes each of them successful in their leadership roles.

Pictured are (l-r): Jim Protin, MVRCC President; Casey Clark, Board Member; Deb Keefer, MVRCC Director; Edward Bryner, Charleroi Council; Mindy Petrone, Lionheart staff; Chris Henry, owner; Don Good, MVRCC board member; and Alan Benyak, borough solicitor.

Broad Avenue Summer Event Scheduled for July 22nd

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) welcomed new business and new Chamber member Lionheart Tattoo and owner Christopher Henry at their new location, 527 McKean Avenue in Charleroi. Please visit Lionheart on Facebook at LionheartTattoo15022 or call 724-243-8358.

The 4th annual Antiques, Artisans and Merchants on the Avenue event will be held Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Antique and true handcrafted artisan vendors are welcome to set up along the Avenue for a nominal fee. Vendor applications are available by calling 724-929-3329, or email

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Spartan Health Surgicenter Shines in Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce May Spotlight The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to name Spartan Health Surgicenter as its Member Spotlight Business for the month of May. Spartan Health Surgicenter was founded and opened its doors to the Mon Valley communities in September 2005. Situated on the site of the former Mon Valley Catholic High School on Coyle Curtain Road in Carroll Township, it has provided state of the art outpatient surgical procedures to thousands of patients since inception. Patrick Garman has been serving as Spartan Health Surgicenter was named in the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of the Administrator of the surgery center Commerce Member Spotlight for May. Seen since November 2007 and leads a team here are (l-r): Dr. Vince Ripepi, Medical of dedicated, highly experienced nurses Director;Patricia Monaghan, RN, Director of and operating room technicians with Nursing; and Patrick Garman, MHA, over 300 years of combined experience. Executive Administrator. Patricia Monaghan has been Spartan’s Director of Nursing for the past eight and a half years and brings over 30 years of nursing experience to Spartan’s mission. Dr. Vince Ripepi is the center’s medical director, replacing his late father, Dr. Philip Ripepi, one of the original founders of the Spartan complex and neighboring Mon Valley Care Center, a licensed skilled nursing bed and assisted living facility. Spartan surgical services include ophthalmology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, general surgery, pain management, dental/oral surgery, podiatry, and ENT (ear, nose & throat) procedures. To learn more about Spartan or to schedule a tour, please call 724-483-2760.

Perked Up Café Holds Grand Opening in Charleroi The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) and the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRC) helped the Clark family to celebrate the opening of Perked Up Café on June 2, located at 530 McKean Avenue in Charleroi. The café offers a trendy-friendly atmosphere, free Wi-Fi, and a variety of gourmet coffees and teas, home baked pastries, and sandwiches and salads. Pictured are (l-r) Haley, Casey, Eric and Haden Clark. Casey is also the owner of “Off the Wall Arts” and houses eight businesses in her downtown Charleroi properties. Perked Up Café can be reached at 724-565-1459, and menus and updates are available on Facebook.

Step Four Fitness Opens Doors in Belle Vernon

Step Four Fitness, an all-women's gym that provides a comfortable, judgment free workout experience while helping to attain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate opening their doors at 158 Tri County Plaza in Belle Vernon.

Local Businesswoman and Kinder Karate® Owner Becomes Bestselling Author Local entrepreneur and owner of Kinder Karate®, Kara Czerniak recently achieved the status of best-selling author with her first book, "The Kinder Karate® Method: Improve Your Preschooler's Discipline, Confidence, Focus and SelfControl with Martial Arts Made for Them." The digital version of the book was released on June 13, 2017 on Upon its release, it reached #1 bestseller status in 3 categories - exercise & fitness, counseling children, and individual sports. For over twenty years, Kara and her husband Paul Czerniak have had a successful martial arts business with Author Kara Czerniak Dynamic Martial Arts. In the last 5 years, their Kinder with book Karate® brand has grown into 4 Pittsburgh locations, including Bethel Park, Jefferson Hills, Elizabeth/McKeesport, and Belle Vernon. The Kinder Karate® brand is now expanding nationally, with franchises projected to be opening fall of 2017. Czerniak says she wrote "The Kinder Karate® Method" to help educate parents on the benefits of involving their preschool or kindergarten-aged children in a developmentally-appropriate activity. "The Kinder Karate® Method" is written to guide parents on the topics of communication, discipline, independence and encouragement, and to show how this method has been successful in so many areas of kids' development. "The Kinder Karate® Method: Improve Your Preschooler's Discipline, Confidence, Focus and Self-Control with Martial Arts Made for Them" is available for order on You can read more about Kara Czerniak at, and find info on her classes at or call 844-KINDERS.


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Venetia Community Center July Events Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in July: July 13 Lunch: 12 p.m. - Speaker will be from the Peters Township Ambulance Core with helpful information for all. July 27 Lunch: 12 p.m. - A musical program featuring Carmen Lopresto, a student of music. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for July: Bill Collar and Irene Martin.

Clairton Area AARP Annual Picnic Scheduled for July 27th Clairton Area AARP #1612 will hold their annual picnic on Wednesday, July 27 at Clairton Park Lodge Pavilion #1. Lunch will be catered by D & D Foods; a reservation is required. The cost per person is $12. Fun and games will include a summer basket raffle, 50/50, bingo, door prizes, and lots of good food. Make your reservation today by calling Jean at 412-233-2003 or Chuck at 412-672-0650. There is no meeting in August but a fun, 3-day scenic bus tour is planned to Ithaca, New York followed by several future trips through December. Please call Mary at 412-233-9028 or Marge at 724-872-1165 for details. You can get complete information of these and future activities by calling Kathy at 412-854-0594 to request a copy of the chapter newsletter.

WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS JULY EVENTS West Newton Center for Active Adults is located 103 East Main St., West Newton. For more information, call 724-872-4976. We are open daily Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a full beauty shop on premises. Call and ask for Judy: 724-872-4976. We offer daily cards, Wednesday bingo, free Friday bread day, pool, Wii bowling, and lunch for a donation of $2 for people over 60 and $3.33 for those under 60. Lunch and casino - July 10 and July 20 - Come to the center and enjoy lunch at 11:30 a.m., then head off to Lady Luck Casino where $10 gets you $25 free play. This is a 20-passenger bus, so call and make your reservation at 724-872-4976. Lunch and a show – July 18 - Come and eat at noon then enjoy The Bellaires band. $5 for a ticket ahead of time and lunch donation at the center. Lunch and a show – August 1 - Come and eat at noon then enjoy Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton impersonators with a great show at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 for a ticket ahead of time and lunch donation at the center. Buggy Talk Tour of Holmes County Ohio - July 13 - Take an Amish buggy ride, tour an Amish home and school, and have lunch at Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery. There will be shopping in the afternoon at the Walnut Creek Flea Market, and on the way home, shop at the Walnut Creek Foods for goodies, We depart at 6:30 a.m. from WN and 6:45 a.m. from BV. Cost is $96 and includes bus, driver tip, tours, and lunch. Call 724-872-4976 for more information. Send your payment to 103 East Main St., West Newton. DEADLINE: July 11 Gateway Clipper Cruise with Bo Wagner - August 11 - "Let’s be Frank" with buffet lunch and cruise. At 1:45 p.m. the boat will dock at the Rivers Casino for gambling with $20 free play. Depart at 6 p.m. for home. If you do not wish to gamble, the bus will take you to the Strip District. Your full payment of $92 is your reservation. Send your payment to 103 East Main St., West Newton.

Babes Launch 2017 Season

Eileen Fox gets the first leaner, AKA "bocce", of the season. Congrats, Eileen.

Sitting: Joanne Christopher, Nancy Wietzykowski, Debbie Varner, Rhoda Palastro, and Donna Spaziani. Standing: Ellen DeIuliis; Joanne Nickel; Beverly Hamilton; Sue Hoover; Kathy Combes; Norma Barbeau; and Eileen Fox.

The Bocce Babes have started their bocce 2017 season. These 12 women meet every Wednesday morning from May through August to enjoy each other’s camaraderie. This year they have T-shirts donated by Phoenix Equipment Sales.

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YOUR HEALTH MVH Announces Availability of Medical Cost Estimator When planning for any medical procedure, the unknown can be stressful; people rarely know what they will pay for a procedure until after they have it. Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is helping to take the stress out of your health care choices. MVH now offers a medical cost estimator on its website. This free tool is available for anyone who wishes to receive an estimate before having a procedure. With many people facing higher deductibles and paying more out of their pockets for health care, the estimator is a great resource because it enables people to do their homework and gather information about Monongahela Valley Hospital that can be used when comparing the cost of procedures among local hospitals and health systems. By choosing a procedure or service then answering a few questions, the estimator will generate a cost associated with the selected health care service. The estimator provides a true and accurate picture of a person’s out-of-pocket costs for financial planning purposes. The cost given is an estimate and not a guarantee of payment or benefits. To use the medical cost estimator, visit For any questions about services provided, contact 724-258-1179.

MVH Proud to Become a Certified OPTUNE Treatment Center Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) recently became a certified treatment center for Optune, making MVH one of only three hospitals in Western Pennsylvania who are certified to treat Glioblastoma Multiforme with Optune. Glioblastoma, also called glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor. While GBM is rare, it is the most common type of primary brain cancer in adults. Approximately 12,500 new cases of GBM or brain tumors that may progress to GBM are diagnosed in the United States each year. Generally, a person with GBM would undergo a maximal debulking surgery, a six-week course of External Beam Radiation Therapy combined with Temodar (an oral chemo therapy). Following these therapies, the prognosis was statistically less than two years to live. In 2015, the FDA approved the use of Optune for people diagnosed with GBM. The Optune cap is a portable, noninvasive device that delivers lowintensity, wave-like electric fields called Tumor-Treating Fields at a frequency that is specific to the “glial cell.” The alternating current within Tumor Treating Fields will disrupt the replicating structures within the cancer cells causing cell death. Optune has increased the survival rate, so that 48 percent live longer than two years. Some patients have reached five years and the longest surviving patient is 10 years. “Our goal at Monongahela Valley Hospital is to treat cancer patients with the latest, approved therapies available, so we are pleased to add Optune as part of a combination treatment for those fighting GBM,” said Mohsen Isaac, M.D., director of Radiation Oncology at MVH. “We also know how important quality of life is to patients and Optune is a therapy that allows patients to go about their daily activities with minimal disruption to their lives.”

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Welcoming New Patients Elizabeth Reisinger, D.O. Dermatologist Board certified with 15 years of expert, compassionate care in general and cosmetic dermatology 1029 Country Club Rd., Suite 201 Monongahela, PA 15063 All major insurance plans accepted

For an appointment, call 724-565-4575 option 1

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MVH Receives Get With The GuidelinesStroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll

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Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. MVH earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-todate, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. “A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Mary Lou Murt, vice president of Nursing. “MVH continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.” In addition to receiving the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll, MVH was named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®. These distinctions, as well as The Joint Commission's Certification for being a Primary Care Stroke Center, are further recognitions of the quality of stroke care offered at Monongahela Valley Hospital.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL JULY EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Wednesday, July 5 and Friday, July 21 — Nar-Anon Family Group 6 - 7 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412512-4718. Monday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 — Learn To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes ECC. This educational program is designed to help you learn to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Upon completion, the support group will meet monthly over the next six months. For more information, call 724-258-1483. Monday, July 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. Registration is required. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 11, 12 and 13 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., HealthPLEX. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complica-

tions. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, July 11 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discuj1 ssion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Thursday, July 13 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724258-1333. Tuesday, July 18 — Better Breathers Club: Harmonicas for Health 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1932.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 18, 19 and 20 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This educational program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, July 19 — Arthritis Support Group 1 p.m., ECC. This group meets quarterly (every three months), the third Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 724-258-1321.

Wednesday, July 19 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Thursday, July 27 — Stroke Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the daily challenges and struggles they face dealing with strokes and their after-effects. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724258-1455.

Tuesday, July 24 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 - 12 a.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724258-1333. 42 —————————————————————————————————————————

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SPORTS Hee Soo Kim Named Queen Bee 2017 Youghiogheny 18-Hole Ladies’ Golf Association recently shared an event with the 9-Hole Ladies’ League for the annual Queen Bee Tournament. Donning the tiara for the Queen Bee was Hee Soo Kim with a net 76. In a match of cards play-off with 77s, Lynn McHolme was named Honey Bee and Sandy Payne was named Busy Bee.

Sandy Payne, Hee Soo Kim, and Lynn McHolme

Thomas Jefferson Senior Athletes Commit to Play at Collegiate Level

Attention Youth Baseball Teams! Venom Baseball to Host End of Season Tourney and Skills Competition Venom Baseball, the area's fastest growing travel baseball program, will be hosting its inaugural seasonending tournament July 20-23, 2017 at ChartiersHouston fields, in Houston, PA. There will be champions crowned in the 10-U, 11-U, and 12-U divisions, as well as individual skills competitions for the players including: home run derby, fastest pitch, slickest infield, fastest around the bases. There will also be opportunities for the players to "Dunk a Coach" in our dunk tank! Local travel teams and community all-star teams are encouraged to join us for this fun-filled, and competitive wrap-up to our 2017 schedules. Discounts are available to organizations/communities that register teams in multiple age groups! To register, please email or message us through our Facebook page at Further details are also available at

Join The Fastest Growing Travel Youth Baseball Team in the Area! Venom Baseball to Conduct Player Tryouts

Congratulations to the following TJ senior athletes who have signed on to play sports in college! Pictured in the photo (l-r) are: Nick Territ – Westminster – Football; John Stover – Marietta – Baseball; Zane Zandier – Virginia – Football; Jimbo Nassida – St. Vincent – Football; Quinton Hill – Howard – Football; Jake Giegerich – John Carroll – Football; Nick Freiwald – Youngstown State – Football; Jon Muehlbauer – Robert Morris – Football; AJ Putignano – St. Vincent – Football; Luke Galioto – Montevallo (AL) – Baseball. Seated (l-r) are: Alysa Fairman – Carlow – Softball; and Sydney Flinn – Pitt Johnstown – Softball.

Tryouts for the 2018 Venom Baseball program will be conducted on July 16, and July 29 or 30 (TBD). Our program is expanding, and we are looking to field teams in the 10-U, 11-U, 12U, and 13-U divisions next season. Interested players must be pre-registered. Registrations will be accepted via email at or you can message us through our Facebook page at This us a great opportunity for serious, committed players to join the fastest growing travel baseball program in the area, so be sure to register now.

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Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s nine-hole league winner of the Memorial Tournament was Judi Murray and the winner of the Queen Bee Tournament was Pat Sheleheda.

Season Opens for Women's Golf Association Organized play has begun for the Youghiogheny Country Club 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association in Elizabeth Township.Serving on the 18-Hole Golf Association Executive Board are Lynn McHolme, chairlady; Vickie McDevitt, program chairlady; Penny Natale, treasurer; Sue Hobart, secretary; Maureen Fiore and Sandy Payne, directors; and Diane Riley, tournament director. The Executive Committee includes Jan Korposh, awards; Lynn Cherny, handicap and rules; Angie Maureen Fiore Piesik, house; Maureen Fiore, ringers; Maureen Fiore, publiciAngie Piesik ty; and Eleanor Craig and Lynn McHolme, Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania Delegate; and Diane Riley, WGAWP handicap chairlady. Special committees and chairladies are: Guest Day, Lynn McHolme; Gala Day, Jane Marino; Doe Day, Sandy Payne; Memberships and Memorials, Angie Piesik; and Auditor, Dottie Wissen. Lynn McHolme, 2016 winner of 10 Ladies Out, will coordinate the 2017 event. The 9-hole golf chairlady is Pat Sheleheda. Ladies or couples who are interested in joining any of these leagues at YCC may call Karen at 412-751-2943 extension 211 for further information.

Country Club Hosts Ladies Memorial Tournament

YCC Women Enjoy the Petticoat Open Chilly weather greeted the 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association for the annual Petticoat Open, held recently at the Youghiogheny Country Club. Scoring one point for net par, 2 points for net birdie, 3 points for net eagle, and 4 points for net double eagle, the winner was Vickie McDevitt with 15 points. Runner–up was Hee Soo Kim with 13 points. Vickie McDevitt

Ringgold Senior Earns Black Belt

Isaiah Rhone

Connor Leach, Frank Rhone, Steve Yaczola and Master Scott Goetz pictured with Isaiah Rhone, center

Isaiah Rhone received his 2nd degree black belt earlier this summer from Full Circle Martial Arts in Monongahela, PA. Rhone is 16 years old and a Ringgold High School senior. He has been taking karate since he was 5 years old. He is currently an assistant instructor at the karate school. Rhone’s parents and brother, Marcus, are also black belts.

Recently, the 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association at Youghiogheny Country Club paid tribute to the deceased members of their organization at the Youghiogheny Country Club during a two-day 36-hole better ball of two rounds. Winner with net 62 was Jane Marino. Runner-up with net 64 was Hee Soo Kim.

Hee Soo Kim and Jane Marino

Ringgold Students Place in State Wrestling Tournament

Jake Conroy

Leif Syrko (2nd on podium)

There are two area youth wrestlers who placed in the PA wrestling state freestyle tournament, held on May 20 and 21 in Chambersburg. Jake Conroy placed 3rd in his weight class in the intermediate division, and Leif Syrko placed 2nd in his weight class in the Bantam division. Both boys wrestle for Ringgold Little Rams Wrestling and for Phoenix Wrestling Club in Brownsville, PA. Congratulations, boys! 44 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Holds Annual Awards Banquet The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame held is annual banquet on June 16, 2017 at St. Spyridon Hellenic Center in Monessen.

Meet the 2017 Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Pictured are (l-r): Coach Joe Salvino, Scott Nedrow, Daryle Ruby, Joe Margoneri, Phil Hughes, and Coach Don Bartolomucci.

2017 Scholar Athletes of the Mid-Mon Valley Schools First row from left: Brownsville’s Alexandria Seto, Belle Vernon Area’s Sophia Yantko, Yough’s Olivia Miller and Jack Cleary Second row from left: Ringgold’s Dalton Holt and Olivia Warner, Charleroi’s Carter Riskey and Jessica Day, Bentworth’s Josh Hughes, and Autumn Zgorliski Third row from left: California’s Nathaniel Luketich and Jenna Miller, Elizabeth Forward’s Ryan Lee and Madison Ambler, Monessen’s Justice Rice, and Victoria Cooper

2017 Mon Valley Individual Achievement Awardee for Track and Field Pictured, Randy Marino presents California’s Ashley McIntosh with an achievement award for earning the Class AA championship in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 45.73 seconds, along with Steve Russell.

2017 Mon Valley Team Achievement Awardees Monessen’s basketball Coach Joe Salvino and senior captain Justice Rice accept the achievement award on behalf of their team, the Class A WPIAL basketball championship team Monessen Greyhounds, with presentations by Randy Marino (left) and Steve Russell (right). Senior captain John DeFranco, head baseball coach Nick Damico, and senior captain Nathaniel Luketich accept the achievement award on behalf of their team, the Class AA baseball championship team California Trojans, with presentations by Randy Marino (left) and Steve Russell (right).

Belle Vernon Area softball head coach Tom Rodriquez accepts the achievement award on behalf of his team, the Class AAAA WPIAL softball championship team Belle Vernon Leopards, with presentations by Randy Marino (left) and Steve Russell (right).


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School News...School News The Challenge Program, Inc. Hosts Senior Awards Presentations Ceremony at Two Local High Schools The Challenge Program, Inc. distributed financial incentive awards to the seniors at Charleroi High School and Belle Vernon Area High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, STEM, Community Service, Academic Improvement, and Academic Excellence. Progeny Systems is the sponsor of The Challenge Program, Inc. at Charleroi High School and Belle Vernon Area High School.

Pictured from Belle Vernon Area High School are (l-r): Timothy Hudak (Academic Excellence); Chase Klingensmith (Community Service); Kirsten Shaw (Attendance); Char Myers (Progeny Systems). Absent: Ramon Soto (STEM) and Josh Wade (Academic Improvement).

Elizabeth Forward 8th Graders Take Annual Trip to New York City By Michelle Taylor On Friday, June 2, the Elizabeth Forward Middle School 8th grade students, staff, and chaperones departed around 9 a.m. on Metro Tour Buses, bound for the Big Apple for the weekend. The school has been doing this tradition for 30+ years and this year was no different. Arriving in New York City around 7 p.m. that evening, they went to Times Square for The last day of the trip to New York shopping before checking into for the 8th grade students. their hotel in New Jersey at 10 p.m. Their trip was not only educational but packed full of fun and interesting things to keep the students busy. The activities included a trip to the St. Patrick's Cathedral, a concert with the Blue Man Group, and visits to the Top Of The Rock building, Trump Tower, Freedom Tower, the statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Little Italy, Chinatown, and more. With two tour buses and about 150 people in attendance, everyone gathered on the buses to come home on Sunday, June 4 and arrived back at the school around midnight. Mrs. Stanich, the assistant principal at the school, says they will continue the annual tradition of taking the 8th graders to New York as a middle school graduation opportunity.

Pictured from Charleroi High School are (l-r): Char Meyers; Jaimyn Rauchfuss (Academic Improvement); Cierra Colbert (Community Service); Sam Marchewka (STEM); and Jessica Day (Academic Excellence). Absent: Makayla Cook (Attendance).

Ringgold Middle School Names American Legion Award Recipients for 2017 The American Legion award winners were announced May 24 in front of select students and their parents. The American Legion Post 613 of Finleyville was involved in the awards ceremony this year. The American Legion Post 613 was represented by Mr. John Koller (post adjutant) and Mr. Chuck Ringling (financial offiPictured are (l-r): Madison Smith, Benjamin Daerr, cer). Mr. John Koller (post adjutant), and Mr. Chuck Ringling (financial officer). The American Legion Award places emphasis on the development of the qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service; the ideals of Americanism which will make young people citizens of the highest type. The award recognizes the boy and girl who is most worthy of the highest qualities of citizenship and of true Americanism. To qualify for the American Legion Award, students maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their academic career, earn the appropriate score on the American Legion test, and are rated highly amongst their classroom teachers. This year’s American Legion recipients are Benjamin Daerr, son of Kevin and Heather Daerr of Finleyville, and Madison Smith, daughter of Bryan and Nichole Smith of Monongahela. ————————————————————————————————————————— 46


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Congrats, Class of 2017!

Clairton City School District Partners with GPVA Clairton City School District is proud to announce a special collaboration with Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates. Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates (GPVA) will be donating 1% of their total profits to Clairton City School District’s Greater Pittsburgh Vascular School Partnership Incentive Fund. The fund will create incentives for positive situations, bully prevention, high achievements, attendance, and testing goals. The goal of this fund is to create a long lasting community partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates and Clairton City School District. Awards for each of the two schools (Clairton Elementary and Clairton Middle/High School) will be presented during award ceremonies or board of director meetings when students are honored for their achievements.

Clairton High School's class of 2017 graduated on June 2 in the Clairton High School Auditorium. Keynote speaker was Mr. Rich Lattanzi, the mayor of the City of Clairton. The class claimed over $1.35 million in scholarship awards. Pictured are salutatorian Kayauana Howard and valedictorian Quierra Prince.

Clairton Elementary Hosts Spelling Bee

Students Complete Successful Pitt Bridge Program Students pictured participated in the Pitt Bridge program through Clairton this past year; recently, they presented their research projects at the AIU. The purpose of this program was to have students learn how to research and evaluate data based on their community. Pictured are Thomas Deliman, Jayla Hamlin, Nakeisha Cox, Jordon Burnsworth, and Dustin Peters. Missing from the picture: Celina Maselli and Ana Snowden. Special thanks to dedicated advisers Mrs. Ponsonby and Ms. Manges.

Clairton Elementary Holds Kindergarten Graduation

On May 31, Clairton Elementary hosted a very special graduation kindergarten graduation! Students sang, read poems, said what they wanted to be when they grow up, and received their diplomas. Pictured are Mirs. Mignogna's students, Brett Florenz and Maddie Livington.

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony Celebrates Upcoming Middle Schoolers Congratulations to the 2017 Clairton Elementary spelling bee winners and participants! Great job by all that earned the honor to participate. 3rd grade winner - Paris Jackson; 4th grade winner - Bolu Kobiti; and 5th grade winner - Mary Janetka.

Honor Student Jayla Hamlin Nominated Jayla Hamlin, a junior at Clairton High School of Clairton, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29 - July 1, 2017. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. During the three-day Congress, Jayla Hamlin will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading scientific research; be given advice from deans of the world's top tech universities; be inspired by fellow teen science prodigies; and learned about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.

On May 31, Clairton Elementary celebrated 5th grade promotion! The students are off to middle school and we wish them the best. Special thanks go to the teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff who made this event successful! Pictured are 5th grade perfect attendance recipients Javonna Pruitt, Mary Janetka, Anthony Janetka, and Brady Finnegan.

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TJHS Senior Receives Alex Danscak Memorial Scholarship

Summer Enrichment Program Offered Once Again at Cal U This July

Congratulations to AJ Putignano, this year’s recipient of the Alex Danscak Memorial Scholarship! The Alex Danscak Memorial Scholarship was started in 2015 by his parents, John and Barbara, and the Thomas Jefferson football program. Danscak was a TJ football player from 2007-10, AJ Putignano along with John and Barbara Danscak and in September 2013, he passed away of natural causes at the age of 21. To apply for the scholarship, senior football players must write an anonymous essay about what the experience of playing football has meant to them. The Danscak family then chooses the essay that best honors their son’s memory.

Children in grades 1-8 can attend entertaining and educational classes at California University of Pennsylvania. Registration is now open for SEEK, Cal U’s annual Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids program. Classes will be held July 10-14 and July 24-28 on the campus of California University of Pennsylvania. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. daily on the Cal U campus in California, PA. Children will be placed in age-appropriate groups based on grade level: • Grades 1-2 • Grades 3-5 • Grades 6-8 Since it was founded in 2000, the award-winning summer program has provided children with learning experiences that are entertaining, yet academically challenging. The curriculum is tailored to specific age groups and encourages all participants to reach their maximum learning potential. This year’s session has a “Carnival of Fun” theme, with classes focused on science, arts and crafts, performing arts, physical activity, and more. Cost is $135 per child for a full-week, full-day program, or $90 per child for a full-week, half-day (morning or afternoon) program. Participants are escorted between classes and supervised at lunchtime. Each child should bring a bag lunch; refrigeration is not available. A link to the SEEK program brochure and registration materials is available at For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 724-938-4407 or email Office hours are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pleasant Hills Middle School Students Receive Tommy Willson Memorial Award Congratulations to Pleasant Hills Middle School 8th grade students Jake Pugh and Paige Truax, recipients of this year’s Tommy Wilson Memorial Award! This award is given to one male and one female student athlete who exemplify good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and athletic ability each school year.

Madonna Catholic Regional School Announces Honor Roll for Final Quarter of 2016-17 Grade 8 Highest Honors Rebecca Grandinette High Honors Paige Sands Honors Jesse Sala Grade 7 Highest Honors Chelsea Sala, Aleah Siwula, Sophia Startare High Honors Brody Daerr, Amy Petersen, Chloe Pordash, Gabriella Serrao Honors None

Grade 6 Highest Honors None High Honors John Glaneman, Gracie Rodriguez Honors Sarah Glaneman, Brenna LaMendola

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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is July 12)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. Who is the author of the novel “Caching for Danger”? What is the name of the new pack, ship and print shop in Bethel Park? What is the name of Ringgold senior who recently earned his black belt? 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 June Pizza Puzzler contest!

Scott Matthews- Venetia • Glenn Painter - South Park

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Home & Garden Your Guide to Proper Tree Pruning Trees may require pruning for a variety reasons. Storms may have damaged branches, necessitating a pruning. In other instances, trees may have outgrown their yards, overpowering the landscape. Autumn and winter, when trees largely go dormant and fallen leaves make it easier to see the branches beneath, may be prime times to prune. Pruning during the dormant period also minimizes sap loss and stress to the tree, and can help cut down on the growth of fungi. In addition, insects are less likely to be problematic during the colder months of the year. Trimming and pruning can be handled by do-it-yourselfers if the branches are smaller and more manageable. Practice on thinner branches before moving on to thicker ones, which may require extra help. Branches may be heavy, and it takes a guided hand to ensure the branches fall in a safe manner so they do not cause damage or injury. Branches also need to be trimmed properly to facilitate good healing. Trees will form a callus bark covering over cuts to keep out disease and decay, much as a scab forms over a person’s wound. Damaging the bark on a tree while pruning may interfere with that process, (Continued on page 50)

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




BETHEL PARK Grandview Investments LLC Vince Curletta Jr. Earl Kleckner

John O’Patchen Uladzimir and Volha Rubanau Brightwood Property LLC

4479 4481 Second St. 460 Bassett Drive 5225-29 Brightwood Road

$40,000. $270,000. $170,000.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Eugene Allegre et al. Scott Ash Kaja Holdings 2 LLC Estate of James Paulick Estate of Robert Lyles Kaja Holdings 2 LLC Fay LaFrankie Edsel Burkholder Jr. Estate of Antoinette Ross Estate of Eleanor Dolansky Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Jacqueline Kay Webb EQM Gathering OPCO LLC EQT Production Co. Charles Meehleib Elizabeth Township Self Storage LLC Christina Fine Joshua Martincic Samuel McCrossin IV and Suzanne McCrossin Jared Krupa and Carissa Roberts Anthony Dolansky Jr. NCRC Housing Rehab Fund LLC

345 347 Bunola River Road Elkhorn Road Manown Road 4480 Paulick Lane 1205 Ferry St. 2406 Manown Road 6888 Wall Road 13 Edsel Lane 5927 Home Place Drive 8197 Mentor Road 1944 Locust Ave.

$50,000. $210,000. $8,250. $45,000. $22,000. $12,138. $95,000. $150,000. $165,000. $107,800. $45,000.

JEFFERSON HILLS Lee Keener MB2K Development Inc. Kurtis Davis

Belle Property Solutions LLC David and Shauna Ernst Kurtis Davis and Sharon Pletz

1017 N. Scotia Hollow Road $54,000. 408 Old Clairton Road $37,900. 308 Springhouse Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $211,543). 3413 Woodwind Drive $285,000. 144 Cassia Drive $214,900. 1407 Council Place $395,000. 352 Greene Drive $60,000. 6360 Jefferson Pointe Circle $209,000. 6425 Jefferson Pointe Circle $240,000. 131 Old Clairton Road

Daniel Meehan Mark James and Susan Marie Balukin David Cormany Christopher and Melissa Lippi Thomas Baer Amy Lee Labosco Environmentally Sound Enterprises LLC NVR Inc. Laverne Martin Robert and Audrey Gelzheiser E. Virginia Nicoludis Dennis and Janet McCarthy Estate of Helen Mills Nathan and Dana Marcinkowski $167,500. Estate of Dehnad Taiedi JE Webster Enterprises Inc. 1205 Route 51 Michael Reynolds Cody Soncini and Briana Reynolds 2220 State St. William Graeser Brad Slepecki and Melanie McGuirk 302 Chelsea Drive NVR Inc. Jason and Emily Sobeck 344 Greene Drive Daniel Corbin Ryan Luffy 1505 N. Randolph Drive Frank Papa et al. Jesse and Connie Shoaf 508 Timber Lane Donn Troetschel Jeremy and Amanda Westerbeck 146 Coal Valley Road Estate of Jennie Stonick Wells Fargo Bank NA 116 Gillcrest Drive NVR Inc. Michael and Alicia Curry 331 Greene Drive Anna Alfonsi aka Cotter James Andrew Podobnik Jr. and Chantel Lena Podobni. 406 High Road Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Andrew Legeza Jr. and Elizabeth Legeza 418 High Road Estate of Thomas Arthur Morris Harry Devine III 124 Roberts Drive

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$450,000. $72,300. $339,000. $313,640. $205,000. $375,000. $80,000. $49,456 by sheriff's deed. $292,700. $22,000. $29,900. $139,000.

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Your Guide to Proper Tree Pruning (Continued from page 48)

so do-it-yourselfers need to take the time to prune correctly. According to Danny Lipford, home improvement expert and host of the radio program “Today’s Homeowner,” larger limbs may require three cuts instead of one. The first cut is a small notch in the bottom of the limb, around two to three feet from the trunk and about one-quarter of the way through. This helps prevent the bark from splitting. A relief cut is then made a few inches away from the notch cut, and goes all the way through. This removes the weight of the branch so that the final cut can be made without the branch splitting and falling. The final cut is made right where the limb extrudes from the branch collar, or the swollen bump that then forms into the tree limb. Follow the slant of the branch collar when making the cut. Smaller or thinner branches may not require the same three steps, but every effort should be made to reduce injury to the tree. (Continued on page 51)


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Environmentally Sound Enterprises LLC NVR Inc. Michael Wainauskis Christopher Walters



303 Greene Drive 114 Payne Hill Road

$60,000. $157,500.

MONESSEN Estate of John Haschets Raymond Church 711 Hoover St. $10,000. Paul Ciccarelli George Goettel 336 JoAnn Drive $60,000. St. Michaels Antiochian Orthodox Churc Christian Life Ministries 1201 Patton Ave. $10,000. US Bank NA trustee James Carter 424 First St. $1,100. Estate of Virginia Marcozzi Merle Remaley and Cheryl Diane Lawrence 39 Circle Drive $127,835. Dean Johnson PNC Bank NA 24 Colonial Drive $1,680 by sheriff's deed. NationStar Mortgage LLC Mortgage Equity Conversion Asset Trust 2 1303 Graham Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $117,103). Mortgage Equity Conversion Asset Trust 2. Donald Paternoster & Donald Paternoster Jr. 1303 Graham Ave. $23,100. Edmund Deluga Brittany Smitley 1182 State Road $48,000. US Bank NA trustee Honradez Investment Group LLC 953 Athalia Ave. $6,000. Linjong Charoepol Jeremy and Jamie Stillwacki 6 McKee Ave. $19,000. David Bergstedt III William Joseph and Amy Taylor 50 Overhill Drive $125,000. American Medical Community Foundation InSarah and Nicole Verlinich 908 Second St. $11,000. Estate of Frances Plavetich Arthur Simpson Jr. 1045 Graham Ave. $7,500. Estate of Congetta Dastolfo Paul and Maria Pappasergi 517 S. 14th St. $46,500. Donald Byron D&M Property Management 17 300 Third St. $20,000. David Ray Melanie Gorecki 4 Hartung Court $100,000. Robert Kerns Steven Senitta 328 JoAnn Drive $113,500. Kathy Hanchin Randall Charles 1100 Rostraver St. $20,500. Mindy Lubich Valley 1st Community FCU 501 S. 14th St. $4,232 by sheriff's deed. Jeffrey Kolch Edward James Wood 1305 Walnut Lane $1,011 by sheriff's deed. PETERS TOWNSHIP Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Elsie and Susan Sykes 366 Buckingham Drive Anthony Latorre David Richards IV &Elizabeth Anne Richards 507 Cortland Drive Jeffrey B & Mary G Dunbar Real Est TrustJeffrey Steele 181 E Highland Drive Denis Sroka Kyle and Michelle Ubinger 127 Golden Eagle Drive Michael Gallup Ryan and Jill Hicks 113 Green Valley Lane Ironwood Estates L.P. Kevin and Kristi Mastrangelo Ironwood Court

$1,249,000. $356,990. $283,000. $456,000. $520,000. $150,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Dominick Lacaria Jr. Steven Backstrom 140 Orchard Drive $200,000. Holly Ridgeway Aaron Martin and Kristen Gayle Spolter 674 Scenic Ridge Drive $515,000. Wadwell Group NVR Inc. Winesap Court $107,000. Barbara Kramer Walter and Bonnie Kanell 105 Anglers Way $355,000. US Bank NA trustee Cramer LLC 117 Bebout Road $37,919. Brian Elford Michael and Stephanie Sortwell 116 Brave Run Road $406,000. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Thomas Jenkins Jr. and Joisandrea Jenkins 364 Buckingham Drive $1,125,000. Matthew Meighen Community Options Inc. 160 Elm Grove Drive $165,000. Vincent Fazio Stephen and Brittany Duncan 258 King Richard Road $32,500. Shannon Smerbeck Louis Mazza and Valerie Jo Zenner 106 Maple Lane $229,900. Hawthorne Partn. 2 LLC Alexandra Kusturiss II 117 Maple Lane $411,531. Nicole Appel Phillip and Christine Asbury 228 Overlook Drive $450,000. Jason Kara Jimmy Le and Oanh Duong 107 Parkwood Lane $163,500. Venetia Pointe Homeowners Assoc. Inc. Dennis Sroka 208 Settlers Court $279,747. David Steinberger Michael and Jeanine Haynes 127 Springbrooke Drive $860,000. Charter Homes Whispering Pines Inc. Brett Robertson and Shannon Pelissero 108 Whispering Heights Lane $587,490. Maria Copetas Kathryn Wertzberger 105 Bayberry Court $268,000. Renee Gilmer Thach Le 145 Brooke Drive $152,500. Wadwel Group NVR Inc. Cortland Drive $97,000. Linda Taylor Richard and Ellen Stuck 603 Drover Drive $750,000. John Hambrick Ronald Aiello 119 Fireside Drive $300,000. Jesus Galvez Brookfield Relocation Inc. 219 Overlook Drive $420,000. Brookfield Relocation Inc. James and Michelle Barker 219 Overlook Drive $420,000. Brian Taylor Zachary Cunningham 314 Quail Run $150,000. Estate of Pengfei Gao Jesse and Catherine Zimmerman 106 Royalbrooke Drive $300,000. Lexicon Government Services LLC Stephen and Katelyn Lamm 226 Thompsonville Road $560,000. Brendan Breen Brett Pollock and Tammy Gaydos 123 Bridle Trail $425,000. Samel Ditullio Christopher and Katelyn Tedeschi 190 King Richard Drive $295,000. Renee Gilmer Sirva Relocation Properties LLC 231 Ridgeview Drive $286,500. Sirva Relocation Properties LLC Michelle and David Michael Bliss 231 Ridgeview Drive $286,500. Pete Alexander Gina Avery 245 Roscommon Place $233,900. Lauretta Kaiser et al. Robert Shumovich 382 Scott Lane $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $59,850). Michael Gamble Sarah 2608 Inc. Sunny Dell Lane $87,750.

Your Guide to Proper Tree Pruning (Continued from page 50)

When deciding how much to prune, less is usually more. All pruning can put some level of stress on the tree and increase its vulnerability to disease and insect infestation. A good rule of thumb is to never prune more than 25 percent of the crown. According to experts at, living branches should comprise at least two-thirds the height of the tree. In some instances, the rules may need to be bent if trees are interfering with utility lines or to meet community laws. However, always prune minimally to avoid damaging the tree. The right tools also make the job safer and easier. Use a pole pruner and lopper, rope saws, folding pruner, and a bucksaw. A chainsaw can be used in some instances, especially when pruning larger limbs. Always disinfect pruning tools after you’re done to prevent the spread of disease to other trees. Consider hiring a professional tree service if pruning proves beyond your capabilities. Doing so is safe and often well worth the investment.

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Did you know? Paving stones are used around the house in many different applications, including on walkways and patios. Sometimes, however, paving stones are beyond homeowners’ budgets. Fortunately, there’s another alternative that may look just as attractive and save homeowners money. Stamped concrete, also called textured or imprinted concrete, is a design element that replicates the look of stone, brick, wood, slate, or other materials in concrete. Stamped concrete can be used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks. Stamped concrete also may be incorporated into interior flooring designs. Homeowners can explore their options with regard to stamped concrete by speaking with a masonry expert or landscape architect.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



David Pierallini Wayne and Audrey Wanderaar 312 Abbey Brook Lane Alexander Eckman Andrew and Lindsay Raynes 107 Alyson Drive Ian R & Valerie S Vernon Revocable TrustBryan and Christa Schutt 113 Ashton Court David Walker Damian and Amy Rose 100 Fieldstone Court David Reaume Gregg Nathan Gwynn & Jaclyn Foutz Gwynn 102 Hardwood Drive Jared Griffith Justin and Molly Schmotzer 102 Harvest Circle Estate of Doris Wilcox Nancy Wilcox and Gene Bernotas 187 Kimber Drive Michael Marchky Aaron and Alisha Peck 251 King Richard Drive Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Michael and Carol Fisher 104 Mallard Lane Yvonne Lorenz et al. Bruce and Amanda Marie Snyder 105 McClintock Drive Brett Pollock et al. Thomas James and Tara Iorio 323 Pleasant Ave. Elizabeth Kokiko Charles and Doris Vohs 169 Roscommon Place Mark Ronald Larosa Stephen and Amanda Ramusivich 105 Royal Place Eddy Homes Inc. Wayne and Jacqueline Zanardelli 905 Sheriffs Court ROSTRAVER Estate of Ethel Jean Magiske

Vincent and Jane Yantko

Michael Sanders PA FLA Plaza Ltd. David Pavelko Maronda Homes Inc. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC John Beres Christopher Michael Sneeringer Regina Long Ruth Backstrom Robert Savage Irene Beliso

Neil and Megan Marshall BV Plaza L.P. Joshua Cipriani Jeffrey and Sheena Lander John Studnicki and Theresa Rodriguez Jill Goslicky Krebs Joshua Horrell and Brittany Fagioletti Brian and Carole Caramela Paul and Ashley Vidale Nedra Grego William Fabbri

Terry Walbert Daniel Keenan Mary Chalfant

Wells Fargo Bank David Bergstedt III and Dana Bergstedt Daniel and Serena Greenhalgh

Price $680,000. $470,000. $453,000. $337,500. $552,000. $426,100. $130,000. $395,000. $510,000. $410,000. $269,000. $174,900. $380,000. $489,999.

1131 Fells Church Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $6,647). 221 Pawnee St. $141,260. 772 762 Rostraver Road $3,650,000. 473 Turkey Hollow Road $18,130. 387 W. Spring Grove Blvd. $349,900. 117 Wood St. $25,552. 455 Belrose Drive $65,000. 216 Larson Blvd. $152,500. 471 W. Spring Grove Blvd. $235,000. 224 Wood St. $73,000. 229 Bedsworth St. $99,000. 127 Elks Place $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $30,345). 111 Fell Ave. $1,901 by sheriff's deed. 409 Jamie Drive $205,000. 179 Mt. Pleasant Road $76,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


S&A Homes Inc. Drew Rainey et al.

David and Joann Beatty Lindsey Louise Gray

Eric Johnson Bellevue Partn. L.P.

Michael Boyer John and Mary Ann Fuhry

Douglas Finke David Glassburn Kerry Figiel Dwayne Rearick Edward Kaiser Jr. Paul Thomas Miller et al. Thomas Budd Barbara White Arnold Fantauzzi Anthony Muccino Cora Dupuy Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Tyler Neely Richard Seslar Karl and Katherine Hannah Troetschel Kacy Dean and Ryan Sabo Lori Lasich Barbara White Brennan and Juliann Perry Ronald Verkleeren Ruben and Casey Posada Troy Young Nicholas Messina Timothy and Amy Phelps

SOUTH PARK Joseph Yannotti Kristine Cassano et al. Jill Lafferty Courtney DiPippa

Blake Stone Jerry and Denise Fink James and Lisa Scott James Michael Derkach

Mary Carleo Blair Morris Arrow Development LLC Jason Bickar Gloria Datz Nathan Gillis Behling Dixon Holdings L.P. Behling Dixon Holdings L.P. Green Chase Properties 2 LLC Southersby Development Corp.

Sean Kinevy Jordan Crescenzi Christopher and Natasha Lingren Richard and Kathleen Raeder Enzhi Yang Daniel Griffin DCS Acquisition LLC DCS Acquisition LLC George Hess NVR Inc.



Rivendell Drive $31,000. 530 Ross St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,381). 423 W. Main St. $9,250. 1337 Willowbrook Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $3,287). 1622 Rostraver Road $117,000. 1526 Collinwood Place $135,000. 302 Cypress St. $93,000. 20 Franklin Drive $140,000. 613 James Drive $267,500. 126 Lee Drive $182,500. 212 Municipal Drive $168,000. 1187 Pennsylvania Route 136 $389,921. 312 Rolling Drive $168,000. 2007 Route 906 $40,000. 882 S. Route 906 $39,900. 107 Writing Lane $62,000. 4117 Overlookd St. $229,000. 1805 Ridge Road $79,900. 166 Sylvania Drive $218,000. 1113 Edith Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $43,700). 3580 Falmouth Drive $205,000. 6923 Hilldale Drive $145,000. 2701 Hout Road $189,900. 1761 Patrick Place $115,000. 6877 Ridgevue Drive $92,500. 1507 Amelia Ave. $140,000. Cardox Road $138,530. Cardox Road T725 $2,657,470. 1403 Greenbriar Court $180,000. 103 Maris Way $53,000.

This month’s RealSTATs transactions for the following communities can be found on our website: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Carroll Twp Bentleyville, Pleasant Hills Brentwood, Charleroi, Clairton Monongahela, Fallowfield Donora, Elizabeth, Peters Twp New Eagle, North Belle Vernon North Charleroi, Rostraver Nottingham

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*All financing for any home improvements is subject to the Wells Fargo Bank credit card application, credit approval and finance terms. Meredith Home Improvements is not the party that finances the transaction as advertised above and will not commence work until your credit is approved by Wells Fargo Bank.

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DCS Aquisitions LLC Sebolt Road Randy Kraus et al. and Samantha Kraus Wood St. John and Mary Louise Felbinger 2513 Bonnie Dell Drive Michele Zozom 3012 Decker Drive Thomas Grebiner Jr. and Cortney Henze 1144 Mike Reed Drive Corey and Danielle Schindler 1065 Old Post Road Robert George 3145 Ridgeway Drive Jonathan and Lauren Beck 945 Bideford Drive Gloria and Raymond Doerr 5944 Broad St. Randon Beaver and Jennifer Colleen Walsh 950 Hidden Ridge Court 102 Burhan Ors and Esra Tigba Demir 929 Hurl Drive Federal National Mortgage Assn. 2489 Ridge Road Bradley and Kimberly Hufnagel 1389 Royal Park Blvd. Ralph Graham 2053 Stagecoach Drive

SPEERS Dawn Celaschi Randall Tordi Jean B Pfile Revocable Trust Rhonda Collins Michael Yilit

Randall Tordi and Susan Grimes Charleroi Borough Authority Sarah Urwin Daniel and Cynthia Bazar Dmonic Yilit

165 Linden Ave. 40 Carson St. 822 Jane Ave. Pennsylvania Ave. 419 Elizabeth St.

UNION TOWNSHIP Marjorie Ward John Hunter James Kelsey Behling Dixon Holdings L.P. Behling Dixon Holdings L.P. Lorie Tobasco Martin Altschaffl Edward Strimlan Behling Dixon Holdings L.P.

Alexander Brennan Engel Pamela Ceccarelli Shaun Kinger and Jami Zeller DCS Acquisitions LLC DCS Acquisitions LLC Wiliam Minnette Jr. Adam and Chelsea Palyo Mingo Boy Inc. DCS Acquisitions LLC

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Entertainment Get Ready to Enjoy an Artful of Happiness! Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust Art Competition Entries to be Displayed in July Entries for the Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust (MMVCT) art competition will be displayed starting Saturday, July 1 with a kickoff at SPHS during Community Days in Charleroi. Craig and Craig will play live music from 1-4 p.m. and light refreshments will be served as we celebrate local art talent in the Mon Valley. This is the first art competition sponsored by MMVCT and was open to residents in the Mon Valley area. Winners will be announced on July 1 in the four age categories, and votes for the People’s Choice winner can be made that day with a donation of $1 per vote. It will be an opportunity for area artists, as winners, to have their work published in a box of cards, going with the theme “Happiness is a Box of Cards” in addition to cash prizes. The exhibit will be available for view from July 1 to July 14 at SPHS in Charleroi and will move to Rostraver Library from July 17 to July 28 and Monessen Library from August 5 to August 17. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be available online at and the winner will be announced at the end of the final exhibit. Orders will be taken to reserve an all occasion “Happiness is a Box of Cards” limited edition on July 1 and on the website. Judges for the age category winners will be Suzie Sparks, A. Parker Burroughs, Lenora Palonder, James B. Bove and Mary Ann Kopach-Laber. Information for all the judges can be found on the MMVCT website.

Intro to Square Dance Planned for July 25th and August 22nd Join us for a night of fun and dance. We will enjoy some introductory square dancing with caller Shawn Brown on Tuesday, July 25 and Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30 – 10 p.m. at Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. No experience, costumes, or partner required. All ages are welcome. The cost is $4 ($2 for those under 18). Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Peanuts Square Dance Club. For more information, call Paul Rinald at 412-735-2423 or Sara at 412-835-1783.

Monessen Amphitheater Plans July Events The Monessen City Park Amphitheater Committee will host its free July events at Monessen Amphitheater. All summer events are sponsored in part by Laurel Highlands Visitor's Bureau. The 2nd annual battle of the bands will feature three local bands; a winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. The 4th Annual Monessen Summer in the Park will be held on Sunday July 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. This event will feature music by Michael Christopher and Andy Gregg. Vendors and food will also be available for the

Elizabeth Borough's Plum Street Heats Up the Summer With Live Weekly Concerts By Michelle Taylor Plum Street in Elizabeth Borough kicked off the summer concert series on Thursday, June 22. The opening act featured live oldies by Smokey. This oneman band plays two keyboards which have prerecorded rhythm presets and sings to classic songs such as Bob Segar's "Old Time Rock and Roll," Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs' "Wooly Bully," and John Mellencamp's "Hurts So Many people come out to listen to the live music throughout the summer. Good." The schedule for future concerts is as follows: • July 6 - Rock/Soul • July 13 - Jazz • July 20 - Beatles Tribute • July 27 - Oldies • August 3 - Oldies/Motown • August 10 - Big Band/Swing • August 17 - Classic/New Rock • August 24 - Classic Rock/Southern Rock Each concert starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Smokey, the one-man band, Grab a bite to eat at any of the local eateries including plays hits from the '40s Mama Pepino's and Rockwells Red Lion and, while through the '80s. you wait for the start of the concert, check out the local shops, which include Rite Aid and Dollar General. For more information, please contact the Elizabeth Borough Municipal

Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation Will Host Free Summer Concert Series at Cedar Creek Park The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation will host a free summer concert series at Cedar Creek Park. These concerts feature local musicians and bands and offer free admission and parking. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. The Cedar Creek Park concerts will be held at the Amphitheater. The schedule is as follows: • Sunday, July 2 – Andy Gregg Country Combo, 4 p.m. (Country) • Sunday, July 17 – The Townsmen Plus One, 4 p.m. (Variety) • Sunday, July 30 – Wally Ginger’s Orchestra, 4 p.m. (Big Band) • Sunday, August 27 – The Sky-Maestros, 4 p.m. (Variety) For more information, please contact Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950 or visit our website at The Cedar Creek Park Amphitheater is located on Evergreen Drive through the main entrance of the Park. Cedar Creek Park is located in Rostraver Township off Route 51, one-quarter mile north of I-70.

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Bible Fellowship Community Church Plans VBS with ‘Operation Arctic’ Theme

Mid-Week Worship Services Planned at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church

Bible Fellowship Community Church, 220 Atomic Way in West Newton, will be having its annual Vacation Bible School this summer starting Sunday night, July 30 - Thursday night, August 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each night. This year’s VBS is titled ‘Operation Arctic,’ where we’ll be exploring the coolest book (God’s word) on the planet! So grab your parkas and snow boots and get ready to explore the super-cool arctic wonderland with us at Vacation Bible School! On our thrilling expedition, we'll uncover the coolest book on the planet the Bible! Each evening will include singing (with the Puppets Alive Ministry), Bible lesson, craft, games and snack for those in preschool through those just finishing 6th grade. Please call the church office to register or for more information at 724872-5150.

Pizza and Praise - Wednesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 19, 561 Mingo Church Rd., Finleyville. Pizza @ 6:30 p.m. Worship @ 7 p.m. This is an abbreviated, informal, contemporary worship service to bring the community together during the week to hear God’s word and to give glory to God through music and prayer. Adults and children are welcome. Guest ministers lead the worship service.

Thomas Presbyterian Church Announces VBS Schedule Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Rd., Eighty Four, PA, will hold it summer Vacation Bible School the week of August 7-11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Children ages 4 through 11 will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. The heroes will make their way to various headquarters as they listen to Bible stories, make their own art projects, sing new songs, explore the wonders of science, play games and enjoy tasty treats. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for their lives. We would love to see your children, so make a plan to join us. For information and registration for VBS at Thomas Presbyterian Church, visit the homepage at Information can be obtained by calling 724-941-8910. Office hours are 8 a.m. – noon M-F.

South Hills Assembly of God Church July Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park has planned the following events for July. For more information, call 412-8358900 or visit Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 for a breakfast run. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510. HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast 911 a.m. on Saturday, July 8. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 and ride to McDonnell’s Mill, PA. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510. Lunch Bunch Bible study and luncheon for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by July 18. South Hills Summer Spectacular will take place on July 26-29 in our parking lot. We are joining forces with Hillcrest Christian Academy for one of our biggest events ever. Rides, games, food and tons of family-friendly fun are included! Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by

Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. Life Recovery, confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, open meeting, meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m.

Pastors Frank & Nancy Mordecki to Speak at Two Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship Meetings The Monongahela and Elizabeth chapters of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold two separate meetings with Pastors Frank and Nancy Mordecki on July 6 (Monongahela) and July 17 (Elizabeth). The Monongahela chapter will meet in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets in Monongahela on Thursday evening, July 6. Please enter the church from the Chess St. side. The Elizabeth chapter will meet at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, on Monday evening, July 17. The Monongahela chapter will have refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings will start at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. The Mordeckis pastored at Full Gospel Assembly in Monongahela for 18 years. They have been in New York for about 15 years busily working for the Lord’s kingdom at Full Gospel Center in Lagrangeville, NY. Pastor Frank is currently assisting Pastor Rick Leonardi, specializing in preaching and counseling. Nancy is speaking, teaching Bible study, counseling, and is head of the prayer ministry for Full Gospel Center. Both are involved in Anchor Evangelical Press Printing Ministry in Hyde Park, NY. They are using their

writing skills and assisting in the producing and disseminating of Christian literature that is sent all over the world. The two of them are experiencing a new anointing and purpose. All are welcome to attend. Come and join us to hear the life-changing preaching of these vessels of God. For further information please call one of the following: for the Monongahela meeting Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516; for the Elizabeth meeting: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

Upcoming Events at Charleroi’s Calvary Bible Church POWER-UP – Kids Free Lunch & Bible Time Calvary Bible Church, 990 4th St. Ext., North Charleroi, will have POWER-UP – “Food for the Body and Soul” – for all kids in pre-school through high school, every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This will run from July 5 through August 9. The program includes games, Bible time and lunch. All activities are free. For more information or directions call the church office at 724-483-6108. Vacation Bible School – “The Case of the Marvelous Mystery” Our Vacation Bible School, “The Case of the Marvelous Mystery,” will run Sunday through Thursday, July 22 - 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. There will be crafts, games, songs, and snacks for all boys and girls in grades K - 6. During Bible time the children will be faith detectives and help solve “The Case of the Marvelous Mystery.” The week will conclude on Thursday with Family Fun Night to include a gospel presentation, awards, carnival games, a dunk tank, and snacks. All activities are free. For more information or directions, call the church office at 724-4836108.

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Gospel Alliance Church Plans VBS for Mid-July Gospel Alliance Church, 1011 Fells Church Road Belle Vernon, will have Vacation Bible School running from Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Grab your parka and snow boots for a thrilling adventure into the cold tundra! Everyone discovers that the Bible is the book of books! VBS is for children ages three years old to those entering 6th grade. Register online beginning July 1st:

Saint Mark Parish Festival Planned for Early August Saint Mark Parish, 3210 Liberty Way, Liberty Borough is holding their annual festival on August 3, 4, and 5, 2017. The festival features games, food, rides, $9,000 cash prize drawing, wheel barrow of cheer, specialty baskets, craft baskets, sports raffles, bingo, instant bingo, flea market/antique sale, bake sale, children’s area, and nightly entertainment provided by DJ Timmy. The 3WS Sports Challenge - a fun, inflatable interactive sports game - will appearance on the church grounds on Friday, August 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. Jack Tady and the Tadybears will perform on the church grounds on Saturday, August 5. The food booth opens each evening at 5 p.m. There will be a 4 p.m. Polka Mass featuring Jack Tady and the Tadybears on Saturday, August 5. The festival hours are 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday.

First Christian Church of Fayette City Schedules Vacation Bible School The First Christian Church of Fayette City, located on 2nd St., will be having Vacation Bible School July 17 – 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. This year's theme is Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King. There will be Bible lessons, singing, puppets, crafts, snacks, and games for ages 4 to 14 and adults. For more information, call 724-326-4405.

Crossroads Ministries Welcomes the Amani Children’s Choir On Sunday, July 2 at 9:30 and 11 a.m., the Amani C h i l d r e n ’s Choir, comprised of very talented kids from Uganda, will present a free concert at Crossroads Ministries. All of the children in the choir have been recipients of the shoebox gifts distributed through Operation Christmas Child. The choir shares the love of Jesus and communicates the story of the African child. They are on a cross-country tour and have appeared with Franklin Graham at Global Connect. We invite everyone to come and see what God is doing in the lives of children in Africa. Crossroads Ministries is located in Finleyville, one mile south of Trax Farms overlooking Route 88.

July Events and Happenings at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood St. Peter’s Episcopal is located at 4048 Brownsville Road, overlooking Brentwood Towne Center, near Rt. 51. For more information, please call the church at 412-884-5225 or visit our website at Vacation Bible School St. Peter’s VBS will be held July 31 August 4 from 10 a.m. - noon each day. All children age 3 1/2 years and older are invited to join us at St. Peter’s VBS! Each day of VBS is filled with many fun activities including Bible study, crafts, snacks, games and songs. The VBS fee is $7.50 per child (special rate available for families of 3 or more – $20/family) which covers all costs, including snacks and drinks. Regularly Scheduled Events and Happenings Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. Peter’s most every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church, and we will put you in touch.

A.A. and Al-Anon meets every Thursday evening at St. Peter’s starting at 6 p.m. N.A. meets every Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter’s from 12 – 2 p.m. an

St. Spyridon to Host 70th Annual Convention St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of Monessen, PA will host the 70th Annual Convention of the MidEastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians on Thursday through Sunday, July 20 - 23, 2017. The Mid-Eastern Federation, known by the acronym "MEFGOX," is composed of Greek Orthodox church musicians from throughout the Metropolis (Diocese) of Pittsburgh and the Metropolis (Diocese) of Detroit. The purpose of the Federation is to help parishes develop their church music programs by presenting training programs, providing resources, offering assistance, and awarding scholarships. All of this year's Federation convention events will be held at St. Spyridon Church and at St. Spyridon's Hellenic Center. In addition to business meetings, the convention will feature music workshops, rehearsals, panel discussions, and social events. The convention will include a Grand Banquet to be held on Saturday evening, July 22, during which scholarships will be awarded to both young people and to adults who are active Orthodox church musicians and who want to study music or take classes to improve their directing, chanting, or vocal skills. The convention will culminate with the celebration of a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Spyridon Church on Sunday morning, July 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m. His Eminence, Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh will preside at the Liturgy, with the hymns and responses sung by a combined Federation Choir composed of choir members representing Orthodox parishes throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, and Western New York State. Nicholas Bodle will be guest accompanist. The music selected for the Monessen Convention has been composed by Constantine (Dean) Limberakis, of Boston, Massachusetts. T

The convention - and in particular the workshops, rehearsals, and participation in the combined Federation Choir for the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning of the convention - is open to all interested Orthodox church musicians, regardless of ethnic affiliation. For further details, contact Deacon Bill Leogas, by leaving a message on the St. Spyridon Church office phone at 724-684-5411, or email Deacon Bill at

“Gadgets & Gizmos” VBS Planned at Crossroads Gadgets & Gizmos will capture the children’s imagination as they have fun discovering how we are all uniquely wired and wonderfully made! The VBS will take place Monday – Friday, July 1721, from 9 a.m. – noon. Gadgets & Gizmos includes highenergy worship, Bible lessons, hilarious skits, prizes, silly games, snacks, crafts and service projects that reach the hearts of children! We hope it will be your child’s most fun week of the summer! There is no cost. Purchasing VBS T-shirts is optional. They will be available during the week. You can pre-register your child(ren) by going to our website T and clicking the 'VBS Registration' tab. Please register your child for the grade they will be ENTERING in the Fall; Pre-K (and potty-trained) through 6th grade. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Road in Finleyville, one mile south of Trax Farms

Mt. Calvary Baptist Plans Church Picnic for July 22nd Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 230 Reed Avenue, Monessen, is having a Sunday school/youth church picnic on July 22, 2017 from 12 p.m. – dusk, Monessen City Park, Pavilion #1, Amphitheater. Food, games, and all

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“No Man Left Behind” Program Offers Support in Uniontown and Belle Vernon No Man Left Behind is a non-denominational ministry designed to give all men an opportunity to conquer their doubts and fears through a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Readers may question if this fraternity of men is for them. Read the following statements and decide for yourself. • If you are haunted by a dependence on drugs and/or alcohol, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you are an ex-convict, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you are having family problems, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you are wrestling with a gambling problem, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you have recently lost a loved one and are having a difficult time with your adjustment, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you are battling pornography, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you are a teenager with teenagesized problems, “No Man Left Behind”

is for you. • If you are seeking a stronger, more personal relationship with God, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you enjoy fellowshipping with other Christian men, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you desire to hear meaningful lessons based on God’s scripture, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you have fallen short (and all of us have) in any dimension, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you are seeking meaningful employment, “No Man Left Behind” is for you. • If you do not want to see any man left behind, then “No Man Left Behind” is for you. There are currently two chapters of “No Man Left Behind.” One meets each Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM at St. George Church in Uniontown. The second chapter meets each Thursday evening at 6:00 PM at the newly formed Rostraver campus of the Bible Chapel (Formerly Pricedale Union Church) in Belle Vernon. There is no charge for these meetings, and men of all faiths are welcome. For further information, you may call Ralph Stone at 724-483-2132.

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Library News Children at Charleroi John K. Tener Library Have Fun in the Sun with Beach Party By Jill Runfola The Family Kick-Off Beach Party at Charleroi’s John K. Tener Library had fun for the whole family on Sunday, June 4, as even parents were caught playing in the sand! Although it was the first time for a Sunday, the 12:30 p.m. program had a good turnout, and it was a beautiful, warm day outside. Toni Zbyl, Library Director for 17 years, preferred to remain behind the scenes, but her work did not go unnoticed. Linda Stennett, President of Library Board, noted, “If it weren’t for Toni, none of this would be here.” She waved her hand around at the party in progress. “I come in, and I just say that this looks great. She plans everything and runs the library.” The event featured lunch, crafts for children, which included visor hats, leis and hula skirts, and then again playing in the sand. The whole program was family-oriented and parents helped out with Savannah Chalfant, 9, the party. from Charleroi, gets The entire outdoor area has been revitalized with a grant a year ago from an anonymous donor. out of the sand to take Events are held rain or shine and may be moved to their basement. a picture. Stennett said, “The whole idea of the program is to make people aware of us and obviously to make them come to the library. We need you as supporters, and you need us, whether to have a beach party or whatever. Stop in, and you’ll be amazed.” Visit the John K. Tener Library on Facebook or call 724-483-8282 for other summer programs.

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BALDWIN BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY 41 Macek Dr #115 Pittsburgh, PA 15227 412-885-2255

Baldwin Borough Public Library July Events Y on the Fly - Friday, July 7 @ 1-2:30 p.m. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting a FREE program at our library this summer, delivering games and activities (rope jumping, various sports, obstacle courses, water games and much more), along with engagement and discussion around healthy eating (children will help make a nutritious snack and are given the recipe to take home)! This program is geared to students in grades K-5. Registration required. Free Bingo Friday – Friday, July 14 @ 1 p.m. This is a great time. We play 10 games, win fun prizes, with light refreshments. No registration required. Future dates: August 11 Canvas and Color - Teen Paint Night! – Friday, July 28 @ 6:30 p.m. Join local artist Michelle and learn how to paint your own canvas 9”x12” piece of artwork! Learn techniques using acrylic paint to create a take-home masterpiece ready to hang! Registration required. Engineering Challenge with Carnegie Science Center – Monday, July 31 @ 10:30 a.m. Students in grades 4-6 can test their engineering skills through different design challenges. Content themes: Engineering, Careers in Science, Forces and Interaction. Registration required. For a list of all of our programs, please visit the library’s website:

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


LIBRARY Please note that registration is appreciated for all youth programs. This helps us prepare adequate materials. Register for a program by stopping at the library, calling, or emailing Miss Heather at Summer Reading Club for Infants through Teens The theme for 2017 is “Build a Better World.” We will be spending time this summer building, discovering, sensing, transforming, and learning about diverse lifestyles. Track your reading and attend programs to receive fun and exciting prizes. Registration is appreciated for all programs. Summer reading will last until August 19 at our annual summer reading wrap-up party. Sign up today! UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AT THE LIBRARY To register for adult programs, please stop in or call the library at 412-563-4552. Summer Reading Club for Adults This years’ theme is “Build a Better World” and will run from July 3 - August 7. Adults signing up will receive a goody bag filled with ways to win prizes all summer. Join us for belly dancing, healthy body workshop, and terrarium building, just to name a few! Healthy Body Workshop Thursday, July 13 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. PRC’s Healthy Body, Healthy Home Workshop is designed to heighten awareness and encourage action around the issue of toxins in our environment. Participants will also receive a free green cleaning starter kit with class attendance. Cost: $30/person and $35/couple. Note: Any couple where the second attendee is under 18 should choose the individual registration, as their second party is free. Contact 412-488-7490 ext. 236 if you have questions. Crafternoons for Adults at the Library Join us the third Wednesday of each month for Crafternoons. We will meet downstairs from 2:30 -4:30 p.m. Adults ages 18 and over welcome only. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, July 19. This month’s theme will be BYOC...Bring Your Own Craft! If you cannot make it in the afternoon, stop by between 6 – 8 p.m. that evening. Urban Myths and Legends in the Garden Learn all about the urban myths and legends in the garden from Denise Schreiber aka ‘Mrs. Know It All’ of the Organic Gardeners Radio Show on Monday, July 24 at 7p.m. Belly Dancing Classes

Join Amethyst from Pittsburgh Bellydance & Healing Arts! The classes will cost $15 in advance/$20 at the door and are held from 7 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 and Tuesday, August 29. Registration is through PayPal with Amethyst by emailing her at Financial Education Series Income During Retirement Monday, July 31, 7 p.m. During this session we will explore how to prepare for income during retirement from sources such as investments, social security, and pensions.

DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY 510 Meldon Avenue Donora, PA 15033 724-379-7940

Donora Public Library July Events Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays - CLOSED We will be closed on July 4th! Board Meeting: Wednesday, July 12 @ 6 p.m. Mon Valley Community Band: Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Summer Reading: Tuesday 11, Tuesday 18, Tuesday 25 at 11 a.m. Bridge Club: Thursday, July 13 and 27 @ 3 - 5:30 p.m. Knit and Crochet Club: Thursday, July 13 and 27 @ 5:30 - 7 p.m. Book Club: Thursday, July 20 @ 3:30 p.m. Block Party: Saturday, July 22 @ 1 p.m. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

MONESSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER 326 Donner Avenue Monessen, PA 15062 724-684-4750

Monessen Public Library July Events Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, for the celebration of Independence Day. Home Care and Hospice Program Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will host a representative from

Albert Gallatin Home Care and Hospice on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. The program will cover the definition of hospice, eligibility criteria, our multi-disciplinary team, and medication management. She will be speaking on the Hospice Medicare benefit, eligibility and the many benefits of hospice. We will be discussing how to handle a life limiting illness, offering valuable information and resources to assist in making an informed decision about end of life care. "Gambling Away Your Golden Years" Presentation On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6 p.m., the Westmoreland County Drug and Alcohol Commission will present a one-hour program for senior citizens on "Gambling Away Your Golden Years." The program will cover the risks with gambling. Summer Feeding Program The Library is a feeding site for the summer feeding program that serves children and teens. A cold lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12-1 p.m. One Book/One Community The Westmoreland Library Network will present the annual One Book/One Community book lecture at the Library on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. This year’s selection is “Arthur and Sherlock” by Michael Sims, a Greensburg author. Register to receive a loaned copy. Mon Valley Genealogy Forum The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. New members are welcome.Learn about new trends and websites for family tree research. Summer Learning Adventure: Building a Better World The Summer Learning Adventure: Building a Better World programs are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. The Carnegie Science Center will present a pop-up planetarium on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club The Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club will meet on Wednesday July 12 and 26, at 6 p.m. Bring your projects. New members welcome. Coat Drive The Library has started a campaign to collect new or gently worn winter coats, hats and gloves for distribution to those in need come the colder weather. Items can be brought to the library during regular business hours and deposited in the designated box near the front desk.

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JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center 925 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 412-655-7741

Jefferson Hills Library July Events All programs are open to the public at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Register online on our Event Keeper ( or call the library at 412-655-7741. Adult Yoga – Beginners and Intermediate All classes are taught by Linda Frost, E-RYT. Tuition is $5 per class Saturday mornings - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evenings - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.(No class July 8 and August 19) JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM The theme is “Build a Better World.” Please register on Event Keeper or at the library desk. Preschool – Kindergarten Students (Suggested ages: 3-6 years) Tuesdays, 10 - 11 a.m. •July 11 - “It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald” •July 18 - “Wee Build” (*STEM program) •July 25 - The Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center will bring a special guest. NOTE: The July 25 program will be held at 1 p.m. August 1 - Joanne Kielar’s Story Corner and Art Workshop Elementary Students (Suggested Ages 6 and up) Thursdays 10 – 11:15 a.m. •July 6 - “Sustainability and Pollution” program directed by the Allegheny County Parks • July 13 - Work Shop “Building a Better World” • July 20 - “Ancient Life in Egypt” by Carnegie Museum of Natural History • July 27 - Scavenger Hunt and Party Elementary Students Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. •Beginning June 29 - Writing is Fun! workshop with Christina Handshue Tweens And Teens (5th-12th Grade) Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

• July 11 – Operation Tie Dyed Pillowcases for soldiers • July 18 – ‘Treats for Tots’ and teen international luncheon • August 1 - Pizza party and “Minute to Win It” game

WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 124 North Water St West Newton, PA 724-972-3229 WNlib.jpg - Prizes for the kids summer reading program.

West Newton Public Library July Events Get ready to mark your calendars for some of West Newton Library's big events! For more information, please visit our Facebook page or call the library at 724-633-0798.

Book Sale The month of July brings to you one of the largest book sales in the Mon Valley. The sale will take place on Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The sale will be held at the historic Plummer House located on South Water Street in West Newton. There will be four rooms jam-packed with hundreds of books. It will be fill-abag for $5, or if you would like just one book, hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50¢. Come early for the best selections!

Fall Tea Next, back by popular demand, we will be hosting our fall tea on Sunday, October 22 kicking off at 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Le Grande Room, located on South Second Street in West Newton. This year’s tea will have a seasonal flair with a theme of "Tea for all Seasons." Each table will showcase a special time of year. Tickets will go on sale in September, so gather your group and call the library to reserve your tickets in advance, as seating is limited. Cost: $15/ticket.

Summer Reading Program Calling all kids - just a reminder that the summer reading program is in full force. If you haven't picked up your reading log, make sure to do so soon. Each log that is turned in earns you raffle tick-

ets for some great prizes, which are on display in the library. The more you read, the more tickets you earn.

Seeking Volunteers We need your help! The West Newton Library is kicking off their summer recruiting for new volunteers for the Friends of the Library. If you enjoy helping out to make a difference in the community, give us a call and let us know if you would like to be a volunteer.

Mega Jewelry Sale The library is on the hunt for donations to our upcoming spring Mega Jewelry sale. We are accepting donations, both big and small, new, used, vintage, estate. Whatever you have will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds raised from our sales benefit the library 100%.

PLEASANT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY 302 Old Clairton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236 Phone 412-655-2424 Library Director: Sharon Julian-Milas

Pleasant Hills Public Library July Events For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email TEEN CRAFT: PET TOYS: Thursday, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. Come learn how to make pet toys. Toys will be donated to a local animal shelter. For teens going into grades 6 – 12. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing BUG HUNT AND HIKE AT PLEASANT HILLS ARBORETUM: Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. (Rain date: Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m.). Join Chad Gore, local entomologist, at the arboretum to learn about bugs in our area. We’ll search for specific bugs while enjoying a nature hike. This program will take place at the Pleasant Hills Arboretum, located at 181 West Bruceton Road. Family program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing ICE CREAM MAKING: Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the library by making your very own batch of ice cream. We’ll provide the toppings to turn your home-

made ice cream into a sundae. A $2 donation per person is requested and will be collected at the event. Family program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing

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

Scott Township Public Library July Events MYSTERY IN THE LIBRARY, Grades K-5 Wednesday, July 5, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. There’s been a crime in the library, and we need your help to solve it! Examine the crime scene, collect clues, and help us figure out whodunit. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (FoL) BOOK SORT, Volunteers Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Friends of the Scott Township Public Library request your assistance sorting books and materials for the 2017 October Book Sale. ! FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT, Families with children of all ages Wednesday, July 19, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. We will cover a variety of topics, and we will be giving away lots of prizes! Register at BOOK DISCUSSION, Adults Thursday, July 20, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. This month’s selection is any recent or old classic. FAMILY FORT NIGHT AFTER HOURS, Families with children of all ages Friday, July 21, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Bring your family (and your blankets) and build your best fort in the library. CRAFTERNOON, Grades 3-5 Tuesday, July 25, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Stop in any time during the afternoon to try out different YouTube crafts!

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

Monongahela Area Library July Events Story Time will be held June 12, 19, and 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children ages 8 through 12 are welcome to join in on the K’nex Club. Participants will use K’nex to engineer moving toys. The club will meet at the library on Wednesdays, July 12 and 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present. Our Children’s Summer Reading Club will meet Tuesdays, June 11, 18 and 25 from 11 a.m. to noon. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Preregistration is required at the library. The Carnegie Science Center presents “Build It” from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. Engineering, experimentation, and force interaction create sculptures, build arches, and assemble other unique structures. The program is for children 5-14, and pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Science Center presents “Ready, Set, Roll” from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19. This program tackles the "E" in STEAM, as you build your own ramp, then test how far your ball can roll. Ages 3-6. Pre-registration at the library is required. On Monday, July 24 from 1-2 p.m., Mad Science of Pittsburgh presents "Building with Simple Machines." Use of levers, inclined planes, wedges, pulleys, and wheels can lighten your load. This program is for children aged 5-14, and pre-registration is required.

PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 616 E. McMurray Road McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317 724-941-9430

Peters Township Public Library July Events Author Visit and Book Discussion with Meredith Mileti Wednesday, July 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Join Pittsburgh writer Meredith Mileti as she dishes up stories about her debut novel, Aftertaste: A Novel in Five Courses. From the fast-paced world of high-end New York restaurants to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill and the Strip, Aftertaste is a keenly observed novel about rebuilding and rediscovery, about food passionately prepared and unapologetically savored, and about the singular contentment that comes with living – and loving – with gusto. Tour de Fleece Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each summer cyclists gather to conquer the Tour de France, a three-week adventure of dedication, challenges and achieving personal and team goals. Another group of spinners gather in person and online forums to do the same, but these wheels don’t power bicycles. For the over 10,000 participants of last year’s Tour de Fleece, the spinning wheels are for making yarn! Members of the Washington Spinners and Weavers will be bringing a little part of the Tour de Fleece, including the animals that host the yarn! See several types of spinning wheels in action and watch the process from fiber to yarn. No registration necessary. Contact for more information. Remembering Roberto: The Man and The Museum Monday, July 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Vince Mariotti from the Clemente Museum in Lawrenceville will discuss how the current owner of the museum restored the old firehouse and started the museum, which showcases the world’s largest collection of Roberto Clemente memorabilia including documents, letters, and awards. Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of Cocktails, Nightlife and Bartending Tradition Tuesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Join authors Cody McDevitt and Sean Enright as they trace the history of Steel City drinking in their new book, ‘Pittsburgh Drinks: A History of Cocktails, Nightlife, and Bartending Tradition.’ Books will be available for sale at the special event price of $20. To register for any programs, please register online at or call 724-941-9430 #1.

ROSTRAVER PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Plaza Drive Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5511

Rostraver Public Library July Events July 3 - Free Monday movie matinee! This month's feature is rated PG-13. July 13 or 14 - Kids can visit the planetarium at Hempfield Area High School. July 17-19 - Kids are invited to learn and experiment with the wind. July 5 - August 25 - We are partnering with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf to offer American Sign Language 1 classes at the library. July 24 - Friends of the Library meet at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information and registration, please stop in, call, email, or visit us online at

JOHN K. TENER LIBRARY 638 Fallowfield Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-8282

John K. Tener Library July Events Family Programming for Summer The following programs are free, family-oriented events on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Library. Programs may be subject to change. • July 9 - Family Fairy Gardening • July 16 - *Build-a-Forest Friends • July 23 - *Better for Bees presented by the Allegheny Land Trust • July 30 - Nature Art July 1 –July 7 - HUGE Annual Book Sale - The book sale runs during regular library hours - 10:30 - 7 p.m. Mon Thurs and Fri - Sun 12 – 4 p.m. Over-21 Programming Go on a movie date at the Tener Library! Program begins at 9 p.m. • July 13 - A who-done-it! Who was it in the library with the candlestick? • July 27 - Get you hiking boots out and we’ll have a little candy! Rain or shine. Must be 21. Fund Summer Reading with Sandcastle Tickets Help us fund summer reading by buying tickets for local attractions. We still

have a few Sandcastle tickets left at only $15. We are not responsible for any date issues. Thank you for helping keep summer reading programs FREE! Book Club July 13 at 5:45 p.m. - We will be talking about ‘Sister’ by Rosamund Lupton. Join us! The library will be closed July 4. Have a happy holiday!

WHITEHALL PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 Borough Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-882-6622

Whitehall Public Library July Events Outdoor Yoga with Lori! Saturdays in July @ 9-10 a.m. An all-level yoga experience, infusing a mix of Hatha and vinyasa styles, while focusing on exploring strength, flexibility, and balance through postures and breath work. This series runs until August 19. Cost: $5 per session. No registration - payment made before each class. Location: Brennen Plaza (next to Whitehall Borough pool). The Game Room: A Table Top Experience - Wednesday July 5 and 19 from 6-9 p.m. This group meets twice a month for an evening of conversation, game play, and turn-taking. We are completely free —— and we welcome Euro Games, deck building games, and RPGs. The Game Room is happily BYOB, or (Bring Your Own Board game) No registration ! PBS and Pajamas / Splash and Bubbles - Monday July 17 @ 6:30 p.m. Join us as we watch Splash and Bubbles and become a Reeftown Ranger! Join us for fun evening filled with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. Registration is required. Call 412-882-6622. Tea with a Tenor: A Musical Tea Party - Friday, July 21 @ 11 a.m. We welcome wedding singer and professional musician Tim Ruff, the acoustic crooner, to lead a musical revue of stylings ranging from American standards and classic pop to wedding favorites and new hits. Catered tea ceremony complete with scones, finger sandwiches, fruits, and chocolates. Tickets are $20 available at the library. Questions? Call 412-882-6622.

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CHILD CARE. Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Center is looking for people who love working with children. Full time or part time available. Call 412-384-8374 for more information. _____________________________________________ WANTED: PART TIME COOK, available both shifts 6:00am2:00pm and 11:00am-7:00pm, catering cooking a plus. Spiritan Center, Bethel Park. Experience necessary. Contact or call 42-835-3510 X 112. _____________________________________________ PERSONAL AIDE: Dedicated, non-medical senior aide, companion will assist with lifting, chores, shopping, or appointment escort. Friendly, insured male with references, TB and police background clearance + eCPR. No long term contract required. Fee based on $7.50 per half hour (2 hour minimum.) 724-7088430. _____________________________________________ MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED. Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. _____________________________________________ SUPERVISOR – for established janitorial firm. Monday - Friday 5-5 3/4 hours / evening. Paid Holidays & Vacation. Valid PA Drivers License Required. Must Pass Criminal Background Check & Have Clean Driver History. 412-461-7230 _____________________________________________ JANITORIAL- IMMEDIATE PT OPENINGS for Office Cleaners, Floor Technicians, & Carpet Cleaners. Paid Holidays & Vacations. 412-461-6288 _____________________________________________ CARPENTER/ ROOFER LABORER – Based in Finleyville, Pa Must have Driver License, car, and be reliable. Year round work. Monday thru Friday. Pay based on experience. Call 724-7970000. _____________________________________________ SALESPERSON NEEDED to secure commercial accounts for a security/surveillance company in Charleroi. Commission based on number of new accounts obtained. Call Bill at 717-5801236. _____________________________________________ 66 ————————————————————————————————————————— LOOKING FOR SEMI DRIVERS Monday thru Friday, occasional Saturday. Local driving within 180 miles of Pittsburgh, home EVERY NIGHT! Paid EVERY WEEK! MUST HAVE: current Class A CDL with 2 years experience driving tractor-trailers. Must be AT LEAST 21 years of age. DOT physical and drug test required. For more information, call 1-800-837-0085 Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. _____________________________________________ GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER with experience and valid driver's license. 724-258-6900 Trinity Garage Door & Awning _____________________________________________ DAYTIME BARTENDER WANTED. 724-348-6607 _____________________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING. Part time permanent job doing light housecleaning. $10 - $ 12 plus tips. Peters, Canonsburg and surrounding areas. Raises, promotions, car necessary, short daylight. 724-941-3878 or 412-655-3921 _____________________________________________ OFFICE CLEANING POSITION Full and Part Time, in and around Pittsburgh Area. Many immediate opening. Call Heidi at 800218-9159 _____________________________________________ HELP WANTED - BARTENDER/COOK. Call: 724-348-6607 _____________________________________________ CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565 _____________________________________________ SLAGLE ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION, INC. NEEDS... Experienced Roofers to join our team. FULL-TIME. Must have valid driver's license. STOP IN or CALL 724-258-6901. 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela _____________________________________________ EXPERIENCED HAIR DRESSER NEEDED FULL or PART Time • 724-344-4656 _____________________________________________ 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 724-348-8844. _____________________________________________ MAKE $1,000 WEEKLY! Paid in Advance! Mailing Brochures at Home. Easy Pleasant work. Begin Immediately. Age Unimportant. _____________________________________________

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--------- ITEMS FOR SALE ---------HOSPITAL BED, clean, adjustable side rails, $75.00. 412-8844873 _____________________________________________ BEDROOM FURNITURE: Vintage solid wood Red Lion Furniture Co. 8 piece set. Lovely. $500. 724-745-2165 _____________________________________________ BELGIAN BLOCK, $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15.00. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ FIELD & STREAM CAMP COT, still in box, new, with carry bag, $50.00. 412-653-1826 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1953 COMPLETE PHONE BOOTH, wood folding door, light fan and seat, $850.00 OBO. 724-825-6483 _____________________________________________ PUZZLES, PUZZLES, PUZZLES. Many to choose from. 750 pc or less - $.50 each. 1,000 pc or more - $1.00 each. Brand new build and carry puzzleboard - $20.00. 724-929-3198 _____________________________________________ CHINA CABINET, rare 1980’s Drexel Heritage, mahogany, oriental style with gold detail, two piece construction, 80”H x 54”W x_____________________________________________ 12” D, $1200. 412-833-1084

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CHILD HIGHCHAIR, wooden, very clean, sturdy with small footprint. Also, tricycle for 3-6 year old, very good condition, both items $35.00. Arizona cell phone but items are in Munhall, PA 520-271-5869 _____________________________________________ POWER WHEELS HARLEY DAVISON MOTORCYCLE $120. Pirate ship pool $35. Kids picnic table and 2 chairs $25.00. Potty train tape $8.00. Dark wood end table $10.00. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 1/2 X 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table lightwood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Boys moto bike $90.00. Vtech train $65. Plastic wagon $50. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $50.00. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. 12 long panels of sheers & valences, lavender/plum paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $ 145.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Cream and lavender/plum material shower curtains $50.00. Antique lamp $225.00. Antique desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Other miscellaneous furniture. Other miscellaneous items too many to mention paint, laminated flooring, screws, nails full boxes grip rite from building project. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. 724-745-3963 _____________________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ½” octagon barrel - Unfired in pristine condition - $800. Savage model 93 – New – 22 Magnum – Bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope – Nice gun - $375. Call 724-379-8261 and leave message. _____________________________________________ DUMOULIN BELGIUM MAUSER – full Mannlicher style with metal tip – 308 Norma Magnum- Bushnell Chief 4X scope- real nice gun in a hard to find caliber – first $850 takes it - call 724379-8261 _____________________________________________ STARBUCKS MUGS INSULATED STAINLESS STEEL 16oz. excellent condition $15.00 each. Bicycles, Schwinn, Girls Aluminum 26 inch, 21 speed, good condition $35.00 each. Bike rack, hitch mount steel holds 2 bikes, good condition, $20.00. Serta Mattress Topper, Memory Foam Queen size, excellent condition, $35.00. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ 2001 INGERSOLL RAND 2 STAGE 60 GAL. COMPRESSOR, 220v, runs well but needs bearings, like new condition,$500. 412-425-2321, after 4pm. _____________________________________________ AUTOMOBILE ROOFTOP CARGO CARRIER. Excellent condition. Locks for protection of merchandise. Asking price $100.00. Call 724-483-6130 _____________________________________________ GE DISHWASHER – Black, Brand New, Never Used – with front controls (GE Model No. GDF510PGJ0BB) – Piranha hard food dispenser with removable filter, dedicated silverware jets, space maker silverware basket, cabinet depth installation, clean design inner door, American gray plastic tub interior, 4 touchpad electronic tactile buttons – $250. Call – 412-596-0252. _____________________________________________ BEDROOM FURNITURE: Vintage solid wood Red Lion Furniture Co. 8 piece set. Lovely. $500 724-745-2165 _____________________________________________ TROYBILT EDGER/WEEDER, new, unopened $150 OBO. Air Dragon tire inflator, new, unopened $30. 724-518-9796. _____________________________________________ 15 – 8 FT BANQUET TABLES, good condition, asking $20 each, two for $30 or best offer, located in Dunlevy. 412-4457086 _____________________________________________ HYBRID GOLF CLUB CLEARANCE - 2017 Adams red #3 hybrid $30.00, Nike VRS #3 HB $30.00, Cobra DWS #3 HB $15.00, Orlimar tri-metal 18 deg. $25.00, Hybrid iron set 3-pw $35.00, W. Hagen 10.5 titanium driver $25.00 & ping pal 2 putter $25.00. Most are as new w/graphite shafts reg. 724-9416113 _____________________________________________ SERTA MATTRESS TOPPER, Memory Foam Queen size, Excellent Condition. $35.00 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN GIRLS ALUMINUM 26" 21 SPEED, good condition, $35.00 each. Bike rack, hitch mount steel holds 2_____________________________________________ bikes, good condition. $20.00 724-929-3891

SAMSUNG PREMIUM HIGH EFFICIENCY EXPENSIVE 2015 FRONT LOADING WASHER w/all cycles including steam, used sparingly like new, 7 yrs. left on direct drive warranty, comes from new constructed home. $195.00. 724-941-6113 _____________________________________________ NEW 2 - 6" X 6" X 10' WHITE PLASTIC POST SLEEVES that fit over 6"x 6" deck posts, still wrapped new, $25 for both. 724941-6113 _____________________________________________ KENMORE OPEN ARM SEWING MACHINE with book and accessories, like new $50.00. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ 2 – BIRIA 8 SPEED, EASY BOARDING BICYCLES, $350.00 each or pair for $600.00. Free bicycle carrier if you buy both bikes. 412-901-8691. Excellent condition _____________________________________________ KENMORE GAS STOVE, excellent condition, must sell moving, $300.00 or best offer. 412-233-5177 ir 412-780-0851 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots Garden of the Cross $2000. 412-384-4374 _____________________________________________ WOMEN’S FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, size large, color autumn haze, $1000. 412-384-4374 _____________________________________________ SEARS DIE HARD PLATINUM MARINE BATTERY - 1200 C.A., 31 series (BIG). Paid $300. Sell for $100. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ POTTERY BARN WHITE WRITING DESK NEW CONDITION $130. Wood kitchen table and 2 chairs $60. Wardrobe storage cabinet $30. 724-941-2177 _____________________________________________ DUNE BUGGY 2007 THUNDER MOTOR SPORT JOYNER 650 SAND SPIDER, excellent condition. 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,900 or make an offer!! 412-999-4332 _____________________________________________ STARCRAFT FISHING BOAT, 17' 2" - 35 horsepower Johnson motor. Garage kept, many extras to go with it. $8,500. 412-8963110 or 412-515-6859 _____________________________________________ AB LOUNGE CLUB - new condition, $45. Nordic rider, excellent condition, $30. 724-942-4389 _____________________________________________ VERA BRADLEY SHOULDER/CROSS BODY PURSE; beautiful colors 13 x 9 excellent $15. Puppy/baby expanding gate to 40 inches; excellent $10. Vintage collectible cast iron receipt note bill spike spindle; green metal from the 30’s only $10. Vintage Inarco Baby elephant porcelain planter $5. Vintage Ruben Hickory Dicory Dock Porcelain planter, Japan $5. Vintage Riviera playing cards new in cellophane, collectible $5. Steering Wheel covers Black with light wood grip, new in box only $10. Insulated cooler/tote bag; collapsible; brand new beautiful colors $20. Beach chairs lightweight aluminum low boys 2 for $20. Vintage, collectible Friar Tuck (monk) ashtray/trinket dish from Germany $45. South Carolina gamecocks large deluxe Barbecue set; brand new in package $25. Vintage celery dish from Japan with colonial couples trimmed in 24 carat gold; only $15. Digital Grilling fork brand new with batteries only $10. Vintage Candy dish in chrome insert with retractable lid $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 25,000 BTU WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER $100. 412-3845861 _____________________________________________ ELM DESK WHITE PERFECT FOR BEDROOM $155, new condition. Canon printer $15. Clothes storage armoire $30. Wood TV console $80. IKEA white wood bed frame great condition $75. 724-941-2177 _____________________________________________ CROSSBOW, VINTAGE HORTON 35TH ANNIVERSARY, 4x32 scope, sling, quiver/4 arrows/field tips, rope/pulley cocker, belt buckle, rail lube, wax, sharpener, field tip target and case $350.00 John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ BOOKS, vintage (1950) Industrial Arts Woodworking, by John L. Feirer - $15.00, vintage (1979) Album of Astronomy, by Tom McGowen - $15.00. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making, John L. Feirer, 1954 - $40.00. Wood Handbook, No. 72, 1955, U.S. Department of Agriculture - $15.00. John at 724483-1271 _____________________________________________

July 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— 3206 CUB CADET 20HP, 48” deck. LGT-1054 Cub Cadet 26HP, 54” deck. LTX-1040 Cub Cadet 19HP, 42” deck. LT2000 Craftsman 14 HP, 42” deck. Track Vac 5HP, hooks up to tractor. Troybilt Tiller 5HP. Chip & Vac 5HP with bag and book. Lawn cart to_____________________________________________ hook up to tractor. Trailer for the road 4x4. 412-295-7526 10HP GENERATOR, 5000 watt with books. Electric guitar Campera, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, accurate tuning, maximum sustain tips and tricks DVD. 412-295-7526 _____________________________________________ $2 SALE. Each item $2. Pittsburgh Steelers Mini Flag, Dr. Scholl's Full Cushion Back Massager with heat, George Foreman Grill, Hosta's 10 per pot, Vintage Oil Lamp, Potpourri Oil Rain, McCoy Mug with poodle, 8 NRA Magazines, Men's Neck Ties, New Red Knit Dog Sweater, Ceramic Tea Pot, Misc. china and glassware, items added to the list daily. Call 724-747-4693 (Near Trax Farm) _____________________________________________ BATTLECREEK MASSAGE TABLE, aluminum adjustable legs with facial cutout, has carrying case, $230. 412-653-3848 _____________________________________________ BOYS RANCH OAK BEDROOM FURNITURE, 10 pcs, twin/bunk beds, ladder, rail, double dresser with mirror, desk, chair, chest of drawers, floor lamp, $1000.00. 412-653-3848 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE SPINET WRITING DESK WITH KEY, excellent condition, $225.00. 412-854-2226 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER, 1985 TCA 700, excellent condition, $50.00. 724-246-7524 _____________________________________________ 8 1/2’ ALUMINUM BREAK, great condition, $600. 724-2467524 _____________________________________________ 5 STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70H x 32W x 20D, 5 for $80 or $25 each. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE, excellent condition, like new, $60. 412-835-7895 _____________________________________________ FLY POLE & REEL, chest waders insulated, size 10, fishing vest &_____________________________________________ net, everything new $300 value, $125.00. 724-366-9524 WOMEN’S CLOTHING (dresses, pantsuits, blouses), size 11 and 13, some are brand new with tags still on. Call Ester at 412-5760263 or 724-379-9263 _____________________________________________ SPORTING SHOTGUN REMINGTON 1100, new still in box, clean, never used, $700. 2 in one utility wagon, never used, still in box, $70. New grille topper, new, still in box, $70. 412-8817549 _____________________________________________ OVER 500 ORIGINAL COLLECTOR LPP'S from the 50's, 60's and 70's. $10 and up - buy all for a deal. Call 724-929-4975 _____________________________________________ STOVE, G.E. ELECTRIC, self-cleaning, 30 inch, free standing, almond, black glass front, clean, $100.00. Call 724-348-7426 _____________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN, 2 Girls, Aluminum 26", 21 speed, good condition $45.00 each. Serta Memory Foam Mattress 3" Topper. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $40.00. Sweeper, Dirt Devil Quick Path. Excellent Condition, pd $40.00 sell for $12.00. Call 724-929-3891. _____________________________________________ 4 AND 1/2' DEEP ABOVE GROUND POOL CITY SWIMMING POOL with new ladder and cartridge filter. Very good condition. Asking $1000 or best offer. email or call 412-475-2032. _____________________________________________ PENGUIN STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF TICKETS, (2) 412-7805998 _____________________________________________ CAR RAMPS HEAVY DUTY $20.00 (2). Pump Jacks 2 for $20.00 or 4 for $35.00. Roof Brackets 4 for $20.00. 724-7087898. _____________________________________________ RUGER SUPER RED HAWK W/SCOPE 3X9 454, 45 colt, $700. Lady’s leather jacket $50 obo. White sewing machine w/book & key, $175 obo. Chains, new, fit 245/75/16 no bigger, $50. Cat afghan crochet new $200. Off white afghan w/black roses, ground edge, $175. 484-866-2278 _____________________________________________ MAHOGANY TABLE 54" X 41". Includes oval pad with 2 matching chairs. $100 412-833-1084 _____________________________________________


2007 THUNDER MOTOR SPORT DUNE BUGGY JOYNER 650 SAND SPIDER. Excellent condition. 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,900 OBO (412) 999-4332 _____________________________________________ 2000 SANDPIPER TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 8, two slide outs, full bath, one king size bedroom many extras. Call 724-8724193 or 724-454-2107. _____________________________________________ DINING ROOM SET, excellent condition, table with leaf and pads, 6 chairs, new upholstered and a china hutch, $400 - 412977-0940. _____________________________________________ LEATHER MEN’S JACKET, black. Excellent condition, size L. Asking $40. 412-884-6815 _____________________________________________ SERTA MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $45.00 Call 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ SWEEPER, DIRT DEVIL QUICK PATH. Excellent Condition' pd $40.00 sell for $15.00. Call 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ FIVE BATHROOM SINK TOPS $100. One kitchen sink, double, 18.5” x 33.5”-$35. Shower doors, frosted, 29.5” x 55.5” - $25. Tables, folding, with tops, heavy duty. 5 foot & 8 foot, -$75 for all. Screens, window, aluminum, 8 different sizes. $20 for all. Oak, furniture grade, 7 foot - $45. Sink, antique porcelain, 21” x 24” with hardware $25. Call 630-220-9155 _____________________________________________ COMPUTER DESK LIGHT WOOD METAL BASE GOOD CONDITION $20. Large China closet table and 6 chairs cherry wood $750.00. Lamps $25 per set. Cherry wood dressers 1-tall -1 low with mirror $400 for both. Wood dressers with black top 2- nightstand 2- low dressers and mirror 5 pieces $400. Box of bar glasses $10. Box of picture frames $5. Several boxes of_____________________________________________ books $25.412-854-5872 COLLECTABLES: 1. Glass mug, HOPALONG CASSIDY, Hoppy #15 - $30.00, 2. BB Gun, DAISY #25, slide and wood stock $95.00, 3. BB Gun, DAISY Targeteer, #118 target special $75.00, 4. Thermometer sign, COCA-COLA pre 1950 die cut $75.00, 5. Cork gun, THE SCOUT, 30" long, wood stock/metal barrel - $125.00, 6. Cork gun, DAISY Victory, #85 Commando/strap - $125.00, 7. Toy rifle, wood/star trigger, 36" long - $125.00, 8. Cap gun/bullet, NICHOL'S Paint - $40.00 OBO John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ 23.8 CU. FT. WHITE KENMORE REFRIGERATOR with top mount freezer. Humidity controlled crisper, glass shelves, No ice maker. Model # 253.62112011. H 69" x W 29 1/2" x D 34 3/4" $250.00. Tappan electric stove with self-cleaning oven. White and black model TEF351EWJ. Two 8" burners and two 6" burners. Power cord attached. H 46 1/2 x W 30" x D27 1/2. $250.00. Contact anytime or 724-3264835 on weekends 8 am to 8 pm. _____________________________________________ PARTS FOR A 2010 DODGE RAM 1/2 TON PICK-UP TRUCK: 1. Big Horn/chrome tail-light covers - $50.00, 2. Hood $700.00, 3. Tail-gate - $300.00, 4. Splash Guards - $50.00 John at 724-483-1271. _____________________________________________ LARGE PROVINCIAL, PECAN COFFEE TABLE, CURVED LEGS, 19H 29W 49L make offer. 412-996-7884 _____________________________________________ COMPOUND BOW, VINTAGE PEARSON HUNTER CLASSIC, 31" @ 60 lb., cloth carrying case, quiver/4 arrows/field tips and camo cover - $150.00 (Arrows - $4.00 each, broadheads $4.00 each and field tips - $0.50 each) John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ KING SIZE QUILT - Off-white with flowers on it. $50. 724-2220936 _____________________________________________ LADIES BLACK LEATHER JACKET - Size Large. Like New! $60. 724-222-0936 _____________________________________________ PRE HUNG DOOR 32” W/WINDOW, never used $25. Wood storage cupboard white 70” h x 23” w, good condition, $25. 724348-5243 _____________________________________________ ENSURE AND ENSURE PLUS variety of flavors, shakes in a can, asking 90 cents per can average cost is $1.50 per can. approx. 100 cans. Call: 412-650-1719 _____________________________________________ 67 ——————————————————————————————————————————

KLING SOLID MAPLE COLONIAL DINING TABLE with 6 chairs, 2 extender leaves and table protector pads, matching Kling colonial maple hutch, and Kincaid solid wood lighted corner cabinet all for $500. Sears Kenmore zig-zag sewing machine in cabinet never used $75. Stained antique white twin bed with chest and nightstand $100. West Branch Novelty Co. cedar chest over 75 years old $100. Rocker with tapestry seat over 75 yrs old $75. Chair with fabric covered seat over 75 yrs old $75. Catnapper brand leather power lift recliner never used, paid $950 will sell for $500. Call 724-929-4587 _____________________________________________ DIAL HAIR AND BODY WASH 14 total, 7.5 oz. and Johnsons baby shampoo 5 total 3 0z., $25.00 for all. Call: 412-650-1719 _____________________________________________ SOLID WOOD FURNITURE made by Munire. Included in the set is a dresser with mirror, bookcase, armoire, bed. The bed can be changed from a crib to a toddler to a full size. Crib/toddler mattress and full size mattress available. All hardware and extra parts for bed conversion are present. Retailed for about $4000. I am asking $1500 but am willing to negotiate. Contact me by email at or text/call 412-527-4223. _____________________________________________ ACCORDION, 1946, General Detroit, needs bellows. $100. 724246-7524. _____________________________________________ ONE COFFEE TABLE AND TWO SIDE TABLES in French provincial style, good condition $100. Call 724-348-6249 _____________________________________________ COLOR TV, 26", LG, flatscreen, hardly used, $60. Call (724) 379-4162 _____________________________________________ SINGER SERGER SEWING MACHINE, brand new, never used. Paid $300 originally, asking $200. 412-884-9439. _____________________________________________ BINOCULARS, LEUPOLD BX-3, 10x32mm, Mojave - $250.00, 2. Rangefinder, LEUPOLD RX-1200i TBR - $250.00 Call John at (724) 483-1271 _____________________________________________ WEIGHT SET, MARCY – standard, 72” weight bar, curl bar, two dumbbell bars, plus 285# total plates, $95. 724-239-2575 _____________________________________________ DREXEL HERITAGE ORIENTAL CHINOISERIE CHINA CABINET, mfc. 1980’s, Cherry with gold details, lighted glass shelving with plate inserts, 2 pc construction, 4 door bottom section, measures 80”h x 54”w x 12” d. $1500. 412-833-1084 or _____________________________________________ MANY, MANY COOKBOOKS, old and new, $2.00 to $10.00 or best offer. 724-348-6704 _____________________________________________ RED HEAVY COAT, like new, size large, $20. 724-348-6704 _____________________________________________ AQUATIC TURTLE TANK with 24" tall Oak stand. Custom made with built in ramp and basking platform. Metal screen cover. Filter, lamp, accessories included. 48" wide x 24" tall x 17" back to_____________________________________________ front. $350 Call 724-258-8393 JIGSAW PUZZLES, over 30 quality 1000 piece puzzles, $3/00 each, 2 for $5.00, call 724-872-0208 _____________________________________________ MOTORS REPAIR/FLAT RATE, truck manuals 1935-92, Chiltons repair/flat rate 1953-92, motors auto wiring 1941-64, engines/electrical 1957/1984, emissions/tune-up 1986. 724797-3779 _____________________________________________ 1990’S COCA-COLA/ERTL ORNAMENTS AND COLLECTABLES. 724-797-3779 _____________________________________________ LEATHER BOMBER COAT, size large, movie Rocky (Russia), real sheepskin sleeves/collar, new, paid $600 sell $250. 724-3669524 _____________________________________________ WALLEYE FISHING POLE, Loomis (best), perfect gift, new, paid $400 sell $150. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ PRE HUNG DOOR 32” WITH WINDOW, never used, $30. Wood storage cupboard, white, 2 doors, good cond, 70” h x 32” w x 20” d. $25. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ LIKE NEW BEDSIDE TOILET W DROP ARMS FOR EASY ACCESS, used only 9 weeks, $45. 412-230-6976 _____________________________________________ USED HP COMPUTER, keyboard, printer, printer, complete $125. 412-230-6976 _____________________________________________

CALLAWAY XR DRIVER 9-10-11 DEGREE, used one time 724263-6909 _____________________________________________ FIVE 2 FT SQUARE BAR TABLE WITH CHROME PEDESTAL MOUNT, used but good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $75 cash. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ FIVE 6 FT DIA. CENTER FOLD TABLES ON WHEELS, fair to good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $175 cash, call 724258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ CHRISTMAS INDOOR NATIVITY MANGER SET WITH STABLE; colorful, beautiful $25. Houseplants, beautiful purple passion, ivy, Christmas cactus, lemon, orange 6 for $25. Walker (Rollater) with 2 wheels, and seat; light weight and folds easily, new $50. Sweeper electric Bissel with attachments, lightweight, like new $49.99. Desk with shelf, great for home or college, metal, light weight only $25. Bed Pads for incontinence, quilted soft and wet proof, 4 for $20. Cookie tins all kinds and sizes for cookies, candy , gifts, 20 for $20. Diapers, all sizes and styles, 3 packages $20. Bacteriostatic water treatment system unit, under sink, instructions included, new $29.99. Sweeper, Eureka electric, very light weight for easy use, new $20. Canes and walkers, very reasonable, call for price. 412-833-3377 _____________________________________________ BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 _____________________________________________ ICE CUBE TRAYS, vintage Frigidaire aluminum removable insert; perfect, collectible 2 - $20. Tote/picnic insulated basket/ great for shopping, beach, etc brand new $20. Beach chairs, lightweight aluminum, folds easy, like new, 2 for $25. Memory foam mattress, queen, 3 inches, new $75. Golf iron, brand new 6 iron from Taylor made, $10. Ladies shoe boots, size 9m, by Sporto, brown suede, $10. Christmas acrylic snowmen, lamp and figurine both $20. Sonic Bam Bam Dancing Gorilla, moves to any noise, loads of fun $10. Ladies scarf, brand new from Mexico, 60 x 19 1/2, multi-color with small beads $20. Doll Vintage, plays "O What A Beautiful Morning" new in box $20. Doll, Victorian with beautiful curls, parasol and colorful outfit, 23 in new in box $30. Doll, Mother Hubbard with bakers hat, apron and rolling pin, new $20. Doll, "Alexa" numbered and retired from Boyds Bear Collection, new in box $20. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ MEGA BLOCKS 200 COUNT IN STORAGE CHEST $25. Memory foam 3 in mattress overlay for queen bed new $75. Easy bake oven complete with pans, spatula and no mixes $10. Repunzel Doll 11 inches with beautiful dress and hair $5. Zoomer zuppy, pink with tutu and instruction leaflet $10. Barbie Swimming pool with umbrella and steps perfect $10. Childs Dansk flatware 3 piece vintage, fork, knife and spoon with train, boat and house on handle all $10. Towel bar chrome 18 in brand new in box $10. Ladies sporto shoe boot brown suede; size 9M like new $10. Blue tooth headphone connects to smartphones and tablets; new in box $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ ADULT DIAPERS, tabs, pull ups, 3 packages $20. Desk, metal perfect for college student; drop leaf, $25. Bissell sweeper light weight with attachments, perfect $50. Luggage 2 brand new jaguar carry ons; 2 luggage $10 each. Houseplants, purple passion, lemon, orange , philadendron, 6 for $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 5 PIECE SOLID WOOD OUTDOOR SET pretty basket weave design $100. Large expensive like new Old English jewelry armoire cherry finish $120. New large quantity steel designer courtyard fencing & poles $100 for all. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ NEW LARGE EXPENSIVE WOOD LATTICE POTTING TABLE w/shelf & drawer $110. Large vintage painting in expensive wood gold leaf frame $3000. 4 large beautiful vintage designer etched glass mirrors $700 each. Vintage solid Oak wood rectangular desk/table with 2 drawers & shelf $199. New large designer_____________________________________________ glass lamp with flower petal shade $50. Text 412-819-7623 PLACEMATS/TEACH KIDS BIBLE STORIES, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $4.50 each. (2) cabinets, Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________

68 ————————————————————————————————————————— DESIGNER DRESSES/JACKETS/JEANS/TOPS + NIKE OUTFITS, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, $5.00+. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags – lg/sm, Heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1920-30 LARGE SOLID WOOD CURVED TRIPLE MIRROR VANITY with bench & 4 spacious drawers $500. Large expensive designer wall rack with cup hooks $180. Vintage Sears Roebuck Silvertone 1940’s tube radio in Cherry wood cabinet $1500. Vintage Duncan Phyfe solid Mahogany wood dining set: China cabinet $399, buffet $375, pedestal table (needs work) $40, three chairs $5 each. 4 piece vintage solid Mahogany wood bedroom set with granite look finish & metal shelves $600. Designer Nordik Country French large carved wood rectangular table with bottom shelf & drawer $300. 2 new designer curly wrought iron basket weave top side tables $60 each. Text 412819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 DESIGNER FOLDABLE GARDEN CHAIRS with finials pad $39 each. Antique Red Eye Singer Sewing machine with solid wood 4 drawered cabinet $500. Like new heavy duty Morse sewing machine with 4 drawered Cherry cabinet $250. 2 designer curly wrought iron garden chairs $25 each. New large designer glass table with curved steel legs $55. New large designer quality flower pots $25 each. 3 designer silver metal/wood spacious storage cabinets $70 each. Entire designer junior clothing used $.75 each. Large rectangular vintage painting in carved Fruitwood frame $3000. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS @ SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, Uniontown PA. Two (2) Companion (side by side) Mausoleum Crypts at the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Garden Building # 2 Section 2-B Crypt # 30 & 31 Level # 3. This sets' current value is $21,750.00 and is an Excellent Location in Garden Building #2 Level 3. There are no more crypts available until new mausoleum is built. Selling at $11,750.00 or best reasonable offer. Contact 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "PRIME REAL ESTATE" IN MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _____________________________________________ LOGITECH QUICK CAM FUSION VIDEO SENSOR with light tech, in package $19.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $149.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $49. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ BUILDINGS (5), place on your train platform near RR tracks, new/boxed, $18+. Pillows, many shapes/sizes, like new $3.00+. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Tables, wrought iron, 2 end + coffee table, excellent quality, very sturdy, $119 all. Artwork/paintings/Indian art/ vases/landscapes/flowers/fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/Shervert/Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $20.00. 15 decorated cans, $.50. Lamps, good quality $15. Electric range parts, 8"snap-in burner, +220 cord w/ plug-ins to hook up, $8.00 ea, new never used. Water purifier, never used, still boxed, $55. Appliances – Oster blender, Krups coffee- tea pot, Farberware stainless coffee/tea pot, all perfect, $9.00+. Folding chair, silver padded seat, new, still wrapped $12.00. Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ DISHES, 4 OR 8 PLACE SETTINGS, still boxed, never used, $19+. Bowling ball + leather carrying case, men's Brunswick, exc. Cond, $17.00. Telephone/clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, $59. Chaise lounge/bench 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $225. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $110. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2900. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $3,099 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $1,099. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $395. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ EQUALIZERS STEREO sound/graphics/monitor /tape/ plugs/12 bands, perfect condition $49. Mouse, Microsoft for computers, like new $5.00. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________


CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Park. Garden of All Faiths - Lawn Crypt. Includes lot, vault, memorial, granite and vase. 724-379-6866. _____________________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _____________________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING FOR HOUSES, BARNS, SHEDS. Close outs, Returns, Seconds, Overruns, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717-445-5222 _____________________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _____________________________________________ METAL ROOFING- A real roof for your house, garage, barn. Roof, ceiling, siding. Closeout deals. Low prices. Fast delivery. 717 445-5222 _____________________________________________

--------- ITEMS WANTED ---------WANTED 5 OR 10 ACRES in Washington, Greene or Fayette county, with mineral rights to build family home. Please email or call 724-222-5257 _____________________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. _____________________________________________ CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LOT in the Finleyville/Gastonville area. Please call 412-655-3256. _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS AND MEMORABILIA, sports programs, ticket stubs, autographs, game used bats, old pennants, etc. 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR ESTATE JEWELRY – Gold. Silver. Platinum. Coins. Why let it gather dust when you may 100s of dollars in cash? Sell it now for top cash. House calls available. 31 years experience. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE BASEBALL & FOOTBALL AND OTHER SPORTS CARDS plus memorabilia, pennants, autographs, programs, ticket stubs, etc. 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS used on utility poles. Glass or Porcelain. Paying cash based on condition and type. 724-7820539. _____________________________________________ WANTED INDIAN ARROWHEADS, tomahawks, etc. Anything old Native American. 724-747-7314 _____________________________________________ WANTED DODGE 360 4BBL, TRUCK MOTOR 88 OR 89, goes by, code 5 or 360 block for 88-89. 412-818-4856 _____________________________________________ WANTED MOTOR 350, 4 bolt mains, must be 84 out of car or short block, 350 4 bolt mains, must be out of car 84. 412-8184856 _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE BASEBALL & FOOTBALL CARDS and vintage sports memorabilia, 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ UPRIGHT FREEZER 724-554-8894 _____________________________________________ VINTAGE FOUNTAIN PENS WANTED. Quick cash for old fountain pens that might be sitting in a drawer somewhere not being used. Interested in any brand, but some are: Waterman, Wahl, Conklin, Conway Stewart, Mabie Todd, Sheaffer, Parker, and More. Please call or text 724-797-7949 _____________________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! - Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy newer cards from 1980-2000's if in good shape. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. _____________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724348-7467. _____________________________________________

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WANTED - VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE TOY CAP GUNS, toy guns, holsters and any old western TV memorabilia. Some popular brands are Mattel, Kilgore, Stevens, Nichols, but I am interested in any and all. Collecting these items is my hobby and I would really appreciate a call if you have anything. I will pay cash. Please ask for Jeff at 724-782-0721 or 724-713-0289. _____________________________________________ 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. _____________________________________________ CANNING JARS WANTED. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. _____________________________________________ WANTED TO BUY. SILVER COINS. 1964 or older. Will pay 20times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _____________________________________________ WANTED - JUNK CARS, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-4981622. _____________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS AND OTHER OIL AND GAS INTERESTS. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _____________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1-900 (1972-75), KZ900, KZ1000 (1976-1982), Z1R, KZ 1000MK2 (1979,80), W1-650, H1-500 (1969-72), H2-750 (1972-1975), S1-250, S2-350, S3-400, KH250, KH400, SUZUKI-GS400, GT380, HONDA-CB750K (1969-1976), CBX1000 (1979,80) CASH!! 1-800-772-1142 1-310-721-0726 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 Habla Espanol. _____________________________________________ MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1985. Running or not Japanese, British, European, American $Cash$ paid. Free appraisals! CALL 315-569-8094 Email pictures or description to: _____________________________________________

--------- MISCELLANEOUS --------JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _____________________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ COMPANION – will help you with your loved one. Experienced. 412-653-1195 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 LOTS $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-7479030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (DONORA), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ HUGHESNET: Gen4 satellite internet is ultra fast and secure. Plans as low as $39.99 in select areas. Call 1-855-440-4911 now to get a $50 Gift Card! _____________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-844-722-7993 _____________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Up to $2,671/mo. (Based on paid-in amount.) FREE evaluation! Call Bill Gordon & Associates. 1-855-498-6323. Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL., member TX/NM Bar. _____________________________________________

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--------- NOTICES ---------THE ANNUAL STAFFEN REUNION will be held Saturday, July 15th at Cedar Creek Park, pavilion #2. Lunch will be at 1:00 prompt. For more information call 412-302-8359 or 703-8639975. _____________________________________________ LOST – WEDDING RING. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-7602291. _____________________________________________

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--------- PETS---------ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724941-5737. _____________________________________________

--------- REAL ESTATE ---------HOUSES FOR RENT: in Peters, Chartiers, & Nottingham Twps. All 3 bdrms. 724-745-2165 _____________________________________________ WANT ABOUT 10 ACRES In Washington, Fayette or Greene county, to build a family home. Please call 724-222-5257 or email _____________________________________________ CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LOT in the Finleyville/Gastonville area. Please call 412-655-3256. _____________________________________________ MONONGAHELA APT FOR RENT, 1 one bedroom, 2nd floor, secure, locked building. Semi furnished, appliances, free garbage removal, non-coin operated laundry facility. Off-street parking. Close to bus line, and senior citizen discount. 724-9314767 _____________________________________________ 2BR/1BATH HOUSE FOR SALE located at 220 Otto St, Belle Vernon. $69,900. Cornet lot. Detached garage. New roof. Several renovations. Call/text 724-880-7305. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom ranch style home in Elizabeth with yard. Located in nice neighborhood. All appliances $850 month - water, sewage & garbage included. Call after 5pm 724518-4667 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ FOR RENT, SOUTH PARK, 3 BR Duplex, Equipped Kitchen, LR, DR, W/W Carpet. $850. Monthly, Security Deposit & Utilities. No Pets 412-833-5449 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ BENSON ARIZONA, Deed RV sites with City Utilities(Snowbird Hill), $ 22,500+ or 520-720-0824 / 520-820-1678. _____________________________________________

HOUSES FOR RENT: in Peters, Chartiers, and Nottingham Twps. All houses have 3 bdrms. Please call 724-745-2165. _____________________________________________

--------- SERVICES---------SENIOR CARE AT HOME - 15 years experience with elderly and dementia. Quality dependable care, compassionate. Assist with daily life. Peace of mind and more, called Darlene 724-2928460 _____________________________________________ RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 _____________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-7088430 _____________________________________________ DEPENDABLE GRASS CUTTER AND TRIMMING. Please call 724-396-0660. Senior Discount! _____________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING - Mon Valley area, call Rich 724-258-5539. Affordable and Reliable. _____________________________________________ LANDSCAPING – Aeration/dethatching/over-seeding. Early Spring cleanup -- book early. Grass cutting, French drains and Walls rebuilt. Composite deck cleaning, vinyl railing, and fence cleaning. 412-401-0839 _____________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING AND MULCHING. Call Cory 412-715-6778, honest and reliable. _____________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING - residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412-461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _____________________________________________ HANDYMAN, drywall finishing, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, free estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 _____________________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD care in my home. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937844-3812 _____________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412-381-5242 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. _____________________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. FREE ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. _____________________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION – Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 _____________________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. – Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 _____________________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling your home? Buying a home? No job too big or small. Residential or Commercial. Very competitive pricing. South Hills-based. Call for a FREE quote today! 724747-0793 _____________________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412651-8503 _____________________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE FREE. Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-7877030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email or visit _____________________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-640-9383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. _____________________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _____________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. _____________________________________________ 69 —————————————————————————————————————————— 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. No longer transferring audio files – cassette tapes – LP records or BETA VHS tapes. 724-258-5336,, Website: Facebook: _____________________________________________ CHEVROLET ’03 MALIBU, 87K, 5-17 inspection, runs good, a/c works, 6 cyl, $2500. 412-445-6290 _____________________________________________ 2004 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE,3.9 engine, pony package, bullet wheels, runs strong, some minor dings but still looks nice, red with black top, new inspection, asking 3,500.00 724-3295598. _____________________________________________

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

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