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Monongahela Pooch Parade Generates Smiles and Wagging Tails

‘Bunola’s Bernice Allegre Turns 104!

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SHIM Celebrates 50 Years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Finleyville Food Pantry Spaghetti Dinner Set for August 5 The Finleyville Food Pantry will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on August 5, 2018, from 1 pm to 6 pm. Adults $10, and Children aged ten and under $5. Raffles and 50/50 will also be available. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 412-6167573, or at St Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Ave., Finleyville Pa 15332

County Council honors SHIM’s 50 years of service with proclamation

This year marks 50 years for South Hills Interfaith Movement, an organization that began as South Hills Ministry in the Mall in 1968. To recognize SHIM’s commitment to the south hills community, the Allegheny County Council issued an official proclamation at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. “At SHIM, we are proud to help our neighbors reach self-sufficiency,” said Jim Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “It’s been at the core of our work for the last five decades. As we continue forward, we hope to serve even more members of our community and continue to help make the south hills the best it can be for all our residents.” SHIM serves nearly 4,000 south hills community members every year with a variety of services, including its three food pantries, financial literacy assistance, job coaching, counseling for foreign-born families, mentoring for teens, and more. Community members who wish to view the proclamation can visit for the video. 2—————————————————————————————————————————


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MCSUMMERFEST– 6-11:00 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Hertiage Park, McDonald, PA. Free entertainment, free admission, free parking. For more information, 724-9269190,

JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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 $6.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


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STORIES OF THE WHISKEY REBELLION - The Peters Township Public Library will welcome guest speaker Todd DePastino for the Story of the Whiskey Rebellion on Monday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. DePastino tells the story of the Whiskey Rebellion, a massive armed uprising and secessionist movement in the American West, which then included Pittsburgh. Hear about the Mingo Creek Association, the proposed independent republic of Westsylvania, “Tom the Tinker,” and General John Neville, whose mansion was burned to the ground in the “Battle of Bower Hill” in July 1794. Register at or call 724.941.9430 #1.

SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER ON PLUM CONCERT SERIES – 6-9:00 p.m., Elizabeth, PA. Thursdays, Free. Returning for its 9th season, come enjoy live music on Plum Street! Grab a drink or dinner outdoors to listen to local artists and bands. Bring a chair and the family along! You’ll be dancing in the streets!

JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 FARMER’S MARKET AT THE NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY BANK PARK – 3-6:00 p.m., feature farm will be Christner’s farm from the Dawson/Scottdale area. Hot foods, Winslow Winery, bake goods, crafts and

much more. North Belle Vernon Community Bank is located just minutes off interstate 70 at exit number 42, one mile east of the Monongahela River. While you are shopping for your favorite veggies/flowers/fruits and picking up dinner, the young ones can play in one of the Mon –Yough River regions favorite outdoor recreational facilities. For more info on the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park farmer’s market, please call the North Belle Vernon Borough office at 724 929 6930 between the hours of 9:00AM and 1:00PM or call RJ Sokol at 724 929 2749.


FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – Monongahela Aquatorium. Entertainment at 6:00 p.m., fireworks display at 9:45 p.m., Sponsored by Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Rain date of July 5th has been scheduled.

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BRENTWOOD FIRECRACKER 5K The annual Brentwood Firecracker 5k Race has need of volunteers to help pre raceday, Saturday, June 30th and raceday, Wednesday, July 4th. Visit our website: and the link to our volunteer form. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt.

VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES “BACH TO BLUEGRASS” – 12 noon, Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Rd. Brown Bag concerts, Wednesdays, $5 Picnic Lunch., 724-3484059 or 814-758-1385

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.



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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO JULY 7 TIE-DYEING 1800 STYLE – 12:00 p.m., John White House – first building on the right at Washington County fairgrounds. Free. Please call the Penn State Extension Office at 724-228-6881, if you plan to attend. Presented by Washington County Master Gardeners. SHAKESPEARE’S AS YOU LIKE IT – 4:00 p.m., Phillips Park in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, 201 Parkfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Family friendly, free. Performed by The New Renaissance Theatre Company. Please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. FREDERICKTOWN RIVERFEST - Begin-

ning at 2:00 p.m., Music by Salem Union, Classic Rock, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Also featuring a Children’s Petting Zoo, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Food and craft vendors open at 2:00 pm. For More Information, call Denise at 724-809-8458 or 724-966-2235. RUNNING WITH RYAN 5K – 8:00 a.m., DiVirgilio Pavillion. Race fee $20, received by June 13th guarantees a shirt. A kids “Fun Run” will also take place for kids 7 and under after the 5K. After June 13th, $25. The Running with Ryan 5K race is a 5K Run/Walk to celebrate Ryan Moravec’s love for running and provides scholarships to Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold track and field athletes. Visit and searching “Running with Ryan” or by visiting For more

information, contact Ryan’s sister and race coordinator, Amanda Moravec DeMedio at 724-322-5466. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY - Monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:00 AM. Weather permitting. The likely projects are cleaning out drainage ditches, using shovels and buckets and trimming grass and tree branches. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

JULY 8 STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY RED WHITE BLUE AND HOT DOGS DANCE – 59:00 p.m., Brentwood VFW 3891 Saw Mill Run Blvd (rt 51). Wear your Red, White and Blue. Kitchen is closed in July so we are serving up Hot Dogs! Mark Peters our very patriotic DJ/Dance Instructor will be giving a beginner ChaCha lesson at 5:30. Admission is $10. Under 16 is $5. Bar will be open. Everyone Welcome! Free Parking. Door prizes. Lots of fun and dancing to a wide variety of music after the lesson. Find us on FB at Steppin’ Out Sunday. Denise 412 519 3559

JULY 10 SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

JULY 10 & 24 CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. If you would like to call first before coming, please do so. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will

offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements. We always look forward to working with you.

JULY 12 SENIOR DAY LUNCHEON – 11:00 a.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall. Free lunch and great fellowship will make your day. Everyone is welcome! 561 Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville, PA 15332

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ST. ANGELA MERICI PARISH SUMMER FESTIVAL – 6-10:00 p.m. nightly, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak. Huge Flea Market, opens 6PM Thursday, no presale. Indoor & outdoor activities. Kiddie Kingdom with nightly entertainment from Magician Chuck Caputo. Over 40 Baskets & Auction items raffled on Saturday, nightly bingo, bake sale and many games of chance. DJ– April entertains nightly. Food booth has all the festival favorites as well as stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogis, hot sausage and much more. And of course you can’t leave without a Funnel Cake from the Mary of Nazareth PTG Booth. Call the parish office at 412-672-9641 for more information or visit our website and like us on facebook@stangelamericicatholicchurch.

JULY 13 FAYETTE COUNTY 4-H BENEFIT AUCTION – 6:00 p.m., Fayetee County Firgrounds Youth Building. Proceeds from this auction provide scholarships for 4-H youth and fund the county-wide youth development programs. Items to be auctioned include home and garden items, livestock supplies, crafts and collectibles, gift certificates, golf packages, hotel and resort stays, tickets to amusement parks, sporting events and other local attractions. For more info: Jennifer Deichert at 724-438-0111 or

JULY 14 DONNIE MCMASTERS BENEFIT BIKE RUN - Registration is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and the bike run is scheduled to

get underway at 12:00 pm., Rough Cut Tavern & Hotel located at 1041 Burgettstown Road in Burgettstown, PA. The cost is $20.00 per rider and general admission is $10.00. The goal of the fundraiser is to help the family pay off the remaining medical bills that resulted from Donnie’s battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). If you have any questions or need further information about attending the bike run, making a cash donation or providing a gift or merchandise to please call Stacy Chechuck at 412296-0955 or email her at MEMORIAL VENDOR SHOW – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Charleroi Fire Hall, Market House. Did you know that every day 22 American military veterans commit suicide? Deana Martorella-Orellana sadly contributed to this statistic. To honor and keep Deana’s memory alive, The Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship has been established to support a Charleroi High School graduating senior each year through our fundraising efforts. For more information please call Julie at (724) 825-5417 or visit our Facebook page.

ATTRACTING BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR GARDEN – 2:00 p.m., Premier Washington Health Center, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA. Free. Learn the different kinds of plants that attract birds and butterflies to your garden and other helpful hints. Please call the Penn State Extension Office at 724-228-6881, if you plan to attend. Presented by Penn State Extension’s Master Garden Gardening Partners Program. Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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FLEA MARKET - 8:00 a.m., Bunola Civic Association, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA 15020 Reserve your table or space now. All tables must be prepaid and will be on a first-come, first serve basis. Call 412-384-6424. No tables will be held. Inside table $10, Outside table $7, Members or residents of Bunola $5. Food and beverage to purchase; coffee, pop, water, hot dogs, chips PLUS Bake Sale.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT Jefferson Hills with state senator Guy Reschenthaler – 9:30 -11:00 a.m., Parking Lot of Thomas Jefferson High School 310 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills. Limit of three small grocery bags/three small boxes per car, please. New this year, we will have the Allegheny County Sheriff Dept onsite collecting unused medications for Project DUMP. (Jefferson Hills only)For additional information call 412-831-0250.

JULY 14 - 15 3V3 DEK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 3V3 Ironman Dek Hockey Tournament. Teams with players ages 13 and older play at Bill’s Dek Hockey, while teams comprised of players ages 12 and under play at the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Dek Hockey court. If you are interested in signing a team up for this special tournament, please notify Bill’s Dek Hockey at 724-379-3325 or RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749.

JULY 15 GRILLED CHICKEN DINNER – 12-5:00 p.m., Holy Family Parish, 225 N 2nd St West Newton. $8 for adults and $5 for

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children under 10. The meal includes Grilled Chicken breast, choice of dipping sauces, salad bar, scalloped potatoes, corn, desserts and beverages. Come on out and support the parish, have fun and fellowship in an air conditioned hall. Let us do the cooking and the clean up.

DONORA FIRE CO. 10TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Palmer Park. Sponsored by Gilmore Electric, Donora Downtown Committee and Dyno. The show is entitled “Hunt for Horsepower.” Show will feature independent judges, dash plaques and goody bags to first 100 entrants. Cars, Trucks, Jeeps, Motorcyles, $5 registration fee. Over 40 trophies including best of show. Many activities and food: Chinese Auction, grilled chops, corn on the cob, hot sausage burgers, hot dogs, French fries, Rita’s Italian Ice. Featuring the band No Bad JuJu 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT CHESS PARK - 1:00 to 4:00 PM in Chess Park in Monongahela. Featuring three Jazz / Big Bands, “The Wally Gingers Orchestra” along with the “Twin Coaches Jr. Jazz Trio”. Free and open to the public. In addition to the three musical performances there will also be food vendors and two food trucks opening at 12:00 noon. WALTER KNOPP GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION – Edgewood Country Club, Pittsburgh, PA. Together Shop ‘n Save team members and their vendors join in an effort to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA is leading the fight to free individuals —

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JULY 19 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Speaker Colleen Macin from Duquesne Light, will speak about lighting options and will pass out light bulbs. Cost is $8, payable at the door. The Men’s Retirement Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000, option 0.

JULY 20 TIMELESS TREASURES FLEA MARKET - Friday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July, 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LeGras Parish Center (lower level), 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. Presale on Thursday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a $5 admission fee. 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. There will also be a boutique offering better items. FREE INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS WITH CLEAN COOKING- 6-9:00 p.m., Hoss’s in Belle Vernon. The class is FREE but dinner is of course your responsibility. We will be learning about essential oils for health and also for clean cooking without manmade synthetic flavors, preservatives or toxins. EATING CLEAN is our agenda every day. Please rsvp if possible so we are prepared with handouts and any make and take materials for the class to

JULY 20-21 STAR PARTIES - Mingo Creek Park Observatory, 1 Shelter 10 Road, Finleyville, PA. Star Party with Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh For more info: 724 348-6150 ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI “SUMMERFEST” – 5-11:00 p.m., St. Damien


Parish Park, 1st & Main Street ( behind Dierken’s Pharmacy), Monongahela, PA 15063. Bake Sale, Bingo, Basket Raffle, Children’s & Adult Games, small games of chance. Various Italian, Slovak & American foods. Free Admission, Free Parking. Mass in the Park, Saturday 4:00 p.m. NOMaD (Rockin’ Country) Friday 7:30, Pittsburgh Bel Airs (Classics & Doo-wop) Saturday, 7:00 p.m.


FIVE STAR TRAIL POKER RUN – 8:00 a.m., Lynch Field in Greensburg. Registration 8:00am and the event will start at 9:00am. $15 for participants who pre-register before July 6; on-site registration $20. The 17th annual Poker Run is not a race, nor do you need to know how to play poker; it is two fun events in one! Participants can choose a four-mile walk or a twelve-mile bike ride; this is not a race to see who finishes first. The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter has partnered again with the Five Star Trail Chapter to put on the Poker Run, and all proceeds from this event will benefit the two trail chapters. To receive a registration form, call 724-830-3950 or visit FLOWER SHOW – 1:30 – 7:00 p.m., McKeesport History and Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132. The Garden Club of McKeesport will present an NGC Standard Flower Show “80 Years and Still Growing.” Open to the Public with Free Admission and the building is Handicapped Accessible. CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFT SHOW – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., South Park Mobile Estates, 120 Hidden Valley Drive, Finleyville, PA. Just 1 mile south of Trax Farm. CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER – 3:306:30 p.m., Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St, Elizabeth, PA. Includes Mash Potatoes, Cole Slaw, cake, Drink. Adults $9, Children under 12 $4. For more info: 412-384-8868 KIDSFEST – 12-4:00 p.m., Elizabeth VFD and Riverfront. Everyone is invited to this free event for the entire Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Designed for families with children to have a fun day, there will be everything you’d expect from a day at a fair: Food, games, water activities, a raffle and more. Mark your calendars and come join us for a family friendly day of fun at the Elizabeth VFD and Riverfront. 7 —————————————————————————————————————————— 8—————————————————————————————————————————

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MONESSEN COMMUNITY DAY - The Monessen River Town Community Day will be held on July 21, 2018 (rain date July 22, 2018) at the Herman Mihalich Boat Launch from 1- 5pm. Join us for food, music, children’s activities, facepainters, and more, all for free! There will also be a Shred-It event in conjunction with the Community Day where residents are encouraged to bring any personal documents to be shredded (only paper documents will be accepted).

SQUARE DANCE OPEN HOUSE – 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Introductory square dancing with caller Shawn Brown. No Experience, Costumes or Partner Required. An interest in having a good time is required. All ages are welcome. The cost is $4. Refreshments will be served. Come join us for the evening. Sponsored by the Peanuts Square Dance Club. For more info: call Paul at (412) 735-2423 or Call Ann (412) 563-0559”


SHAKESPEARE’S HENRY THE FIFTH – 4:00 p.m., Phillips Park in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, 201 Parkfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Family friendly, free. Performed by The New Renaissance Theatre Company. Please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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SUMMER CARNIVAL - South Hills Assembly of God Church ‘Summer Spectacular Carnival’ July 25-28 in our parking lot. Together with Hillcrest Christian Academy we will have one of our biggest events ever, with rides, games, food and tons of family-friendly fun!

South Hills Assembly of God Church, is located at 2725 Bethel Church Road, in Bethel Park. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit the website

JULY 28 SPAGHETTI DINNER – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., California Calvary Church of the Nazarene. 73 Promised Land Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423. Cost is $8.00 Adult $5.00 Kids Benefits the youth group. Questions call Jackie 412-999-5397 “NEW TO YOU” CLOTHING EVENT Bethesda United Presbyterian Church is holding their 12th annual “New to You” clothing give away on Saturday, July 28, from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. This is a free event open to all who are in need of clothing or simply want to add to their wardrobe. The event offers gently worn clothing for men and women of all ages. Bethesda Church is located at 314 Third Street in Elizabeth.


‘POLKAFEST’ - North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be holding its annual ‘Polkafest’ on Sunday July 29 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Come out and dance to the all-time favorite great songs like the ‘Steeler Polka’, ‘In Heaven There Is No Beer’, and many more favorites. The feature band will be hall of famers, ‘The Trel-Tones’. It promises to be a great day of laughter, dancing, combined with plenty of food and drinks. The North Belle Vernon Community Bank is located just minutes off interstate 70 at exit #42, just a mile east of the Monongahela River. For more information, please call the North Belle Vernon Borough at 724-929-6930 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00


IS BARIATRIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center


eet Surgeon Hiram Gonzalez, M.D. at our free information sessions to learn how weight loss surgery can help those struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH offers three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery through our Weight Control and Wellness Program.

Reservations required, 724-258-1333 MM/AB-MVM/6-18

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Monessen Resident Tired of Watching His Hometown Suffer Due to Lack of Political Leadership and Cooperation Dear Editor, As a concerned resident of Monessen, I will finally speak out although, in fact, I've been silent and wanted to say something for years, but held back due to what some could believe was the past mayor's vindictive and inappropriate behavioral record of revenge and obstruction towards anyone who opposed him. Not unlike his efforts to resist our first female mayor's successes for the city including City Park and the award winning Library. After years of working behind the scenes with Mayor Mary Jo Smith with outside institutions, clients, potential foreign investors, movie studios, companies, grant writers, architects, realtors, and more to create a model to envy that could transform Monessen into a modern, innovative city full of potential jobs, entertainment opportunities, and a magnet to draw young families that could increase the tax base easing taxes for the residents, I saw it all go south in one afternoon at Buzzy Byron's store two months before the past mayor took official office. Here is a factual accounting of that personally witnessed event… My wife and I entered the store and saw Lou Mavrakis leaning over a newspaper on the counter. She introduced herself and asked if he had time to discuss some business opportunities to help Monessen grow. Mavrakis looked up from his paper and told her he was busy (Strike 1). She then asked about his availability the next day. He replied, "I'm busy tomorrow too." (Strike 2). She then went on to tell him that she was staying the weekend and that she would be happy to meet him anytime. He replied, "Weekend? I have a life, I don't work on weekends.", and turned back to reading his paper. (Strike 3). I turned to my wife and said, "Monessen is lost. We need to direct our efforts elsewhere." You're free to think what you wish, but I've personally seen Mary Jo Smith leave our dinner table to immediately address calls on weekends, nights, and anytime Monessen needed her for whatever reason on more than one occasion. Obviously, Mavrakis had no such intentions. January came as our outside business contacts watched the result of the first city council meeting where the ugly head of sexual harassment arose and destroyed any thread of hope left, thus dissolving any interest from foreign investors to match any grants under evaluation from state or federal agencies. Everything went down a big black hole. Adding insult to injury, a short time later when Mavrakis announced to the media that Monessen “was like a war zone even ISIS wouldn't want to enter,” we received word from halfway across the world that Lou was seen on international TV with a message about Monessen and it wasn't a good one. We found our house value drop over 50%. Coincidence? (It actually rose under Mary Jo's tenure.) It is such a sad testament to see so much positive effort dissolve due to a single man's apathetic and inappropriate behavior affect so many people in a city that could have been, should have been, a prosperous growing community full of renewed pride and happiness. We are now involved with creating the "Dream City" in Thailand, along with assistance from the UN that we had hoped could have been Monessen. Groundbreaking has begun on what is fast becoming a multi-billion dollar “City of Tomorrow” for Japanese retired executives, the kind of wealth profiles that could have brought so much prosperity to Monessen and surrounding communities. I was actually asked once by a Monessen resident willing to finance a campaign for me to run for a city council spot and my reply was, “Why do you hate me?" Why would anyone in their right mind want to work with such a fractured, noncooperative, caustic group of individuals that appear to have only self-interests in mind and not the people who live in Monessen? Cooperation and positive attitudes, not critical and destructive attitudes are the answer for successful growth. Monessen politicians seem to lack the very basic foundation of correct attitudes to make Monessen great. While the rest of the nation thrives in a growth-based economy, Monessen dissolves in a closed-loop negatively charged storm of "clickishbased" mentalities acting like an anchor being dragged along by a forward-thinking young mayor whose only desire is to make Monessen a better place to live. Sincerely, H. Lee Wainwright - Monessen

PA Primary: “Only the Good Die Young,” Dynasties Crumble and Incumbents Get to Taste Defeat Dear Editor: Looking at Pennsylvania’s primary results, Billy Joel’s famous lyric, “Only the Good Die Young” rings true in elections. Governor’s race, the Good, Paul Mango gets to taste political defeat, yet he was the best candidate for Western Pennsylvanians. He worked hard and traversed the state with his message. He would have fought for US, to bring political power as well as state tax dollars, over the Allegheny mountains to the Western side of the Commonwealth. In state Rep races, witness the demise of the Costa political dynasty. Will Senator Jay Costa be up next, to face the political pink slip? In the 14th and 17th Congressional districts, we could see the rise of new political stars in Guy the “Golden Boy” Reschenthaler and Connor, “I ain’t no Nancy Pelosi” Lamb. Will November, be a continuation of Guy and Connor’s political rise or will they both soon become political black holes, like Rick Saccone and taste defeat? And then, off in the distance we see a third attempt by Democratic challenger Rev. Janis Brooks lose, once again, to Party Stalwart “Iron Mike Doyle”. But, will Iron Mike be melted down, a la Eric Cantor in his 2014 Virginia Primary race and become a lame or should I say lamb duck come November 6th 2018? Humble pie. anyone? Enter: political neophyte and Republican Congressional candidate George Karpacs, the “slickest gun in the West,” who sees the writing on the wall, and realizes it’s time for new political leadership in the newly configured 18th district. The new 18th now includes some Republican territory, as well as the City of Pittsburgh, a Democratic bastion for Doyle, along with the “East End” suburbs. Will we witness the continued demise of the East end political block, by a man who rides upon a White Horse? Doyle’s 22 year reign in Congress must come to an end. What has he done for you, lately? His is a case in point as to why I support term limits. Conclusion and Lesson: Incumbents can be beaten, the “good die young,” ask Paul Mango or Eric Cantor and as the Costa’s and Chinese know, dynasties come and go, like empires, made to crumble like a political house of cards. Respectfully Submitted, George Karpacs - South Park Twp.Republican Congressional Candidate

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Fleatique on the Mon Celebrates 20 Years With Another Successful Event

“DJ Jammin Jodi” at her music booth at the Fleatique. Jodi also volunteers for the Monongahela Chamber. Patrick Hill and Samatha Lane with baby Daryl Hill, attend this event every year.

By Jill Runfola The 20th annual “Fleatique on the Mon,” sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, was held in Chess Park and throughout Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday, June 2. Over 60 crafters, food vendors and antique vendors participated in Chess Park, while approximately 20 flea market vendors and Rev. Bill and Connie Luckadoo with New informational booths were on 3rd Street Beginnings Church of New Eagle kept busy and along Main. The entire community serving breakfast and other foods. got involved, including churches, businesses, and homeowners by putting items outdoors for sale. Monongahela Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Dorothea Pemberton, says of the Fleatique, “It’s a great event that brings people into the community, and then they see what type of businesses and restaurants we have so they’ll come back.”

Peters Creek Historical Society Annual Picnic July 23 Peters Creek Historical Society will host their annual picnic for members and guests, on Monday July 23rd at 6:00 pm on the grounds of the historic Enoch Wright House, Venetia Road, Venetia. The society will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, beverages and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. A special invitation is extended to the Giant Oaks gardeners, who maintain the variety of gardens on site. Pictured above is the recently, redone herb garden of raised beds with the old granite watering trough in the background.

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Local Meals on Wheels Gains New Name, Navigates New Challenges It’s 8 a.m. and volunteers are arriving in the mini mall at Donaldson’s Crossroads to help with the preparation of over 150 meals to be delivered later that morning to local residents. The kitchen staff has been at work cooking for two hours already, and tables are being set up for the preparation of salads, sandwiches, and desserts. The entrée for today is spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread. Also included with the meal is a cup of wedding soup, salad, dessert, and milk, and a homemade cookie. This is a typical day at the Peters Township Meals on Wheels, where volunteers help to pack up the freshly made food for twelve sets of drivers who donate their time and vehicles to deliver the meals to residents in the area. The independent nonprofit program delivers nutritious, freshly made meals to anyone who has difficulty shopping for food or cooking meals. The program primarily serves senior citizens, but also can assist others in special circumstances, such as those with a disability or illness or recovering after an operation. Founded in 1974, the program is entirely supported by modest client fees supplemented by generous corporate and individual donations. No government funds are involved. Currently the sign near the door says “Meals on Wheels of Peters Township,” but they serve meals to many different communities in the area, including Canonsburg, Muse, Houston, Lawrence, Finleyville, Bridgeville, and parts of Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair and Eighty Four. For this reason, a new sign will soon be taking its place, as the organization has changed its name to Meals on Wheels @ the Crossroads. They are also facing another kind of crossroads, as their largest and longterm benefactor is moving on to support other valuable programs, leaving Meals on Wheels with the prospect of a sizable budget shortfall starting in 2019. “There is now an urgent need for new funders to keep the program growing and thriving,” says Director Susan Hanawalt. “We have a splendid base of generous supporters from previous years, but we hope to welcome new corporate funders as well as individuals who can provide extra support in the near

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future.” In addition, they welcome new clients. “We are always glad to accept new clients throughout our service area and can get them signed up over the phone in less than five minutes and have their first meal scheduled for delivery the next day,” says Chris Hafenbrack, who handles the client issues. Over 40,000 meals have been served in each of the last few years. To order meal service or for more information, call 724-969-1000. To view the current menu and learn more, please visit their website at: Their Facebook page – – also includes photos of recent meals and some of the more than 200 volunteers who help out each month.

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Fayette County 4-H Benefit Auction Scheduled for July 13th The 13th annual Fayette County 4-H benefit auction will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds youth building. Proceeds from this auction provide scholarships for 4-H youth and fund the county-wide youth development programs. Items to be auctioned include home and garden items, livestock supplies, crafts and collectibles, gift certificates, golf packages, hotel and resort stays, tickets to amusement parks, sporting events and other local attractions. Themed baskets donated by the 4-H clubs have been a highlight of previous auctions. For details on how to become a donor or buyer, please contact Jennifer Deichert at 724438-0111 or Thank you for your support!

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Plum Street in Elizabeth Borough is the Place to be This Summer Concerts, Outdoor Dining, Rocking Chairs, and a new Gift Shop Summer is officially here and Plum Street in historic Elizabeth Borough is the place to be. Residents and visitors to the buzzing business district can experience live entertainment, shopping, dining, and much more in the river town community.

Free Live Music Every Thursday The Elizabeth Area Development Corporation is hosting the ninth season of the popular “Sounds Like Summer on Plum” Concert series. Concerts run every Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair and grab food and drink from local restaurants and eateries. Each week features a different band from classic rock, dance, country, and much more. The concerts are free for all to enjoy. The concerts run weather permitting through August 30 with a bonus Friday on July 20. To see a full list of musicians, visit

Rockin’ (Chairs) on the Mon Attendees to the weekly concert series will have fun colorful seating options this summer to enjoy the activities within the business district. “MonValleyRocks” is a new public art project that places brightly colored and artistic rocking chairs among local shops and the popular riverfront. Plain rocking chairs have been painted in eyecatching colors and vibrant designs to take in the views and enjoy the outdoors. Chairs will be on display and rocking during events and rotate among storefronts into the fall. This project was made possible with support of the Mon River Towns Program and funding support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Share your photos on social media with #MonValleyRocks.

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Funds raised from the dek hockey tournament will go towards the handicapped swing park being installed at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park

Bill’s Dek Hockey organization is partnering with the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Recreation Commission to raise funds for the specially designed handicapped swing park being installed at the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. Bill’s Dek Hockey will be organizing and running a 3V3 Ironman Tournament during the weekend of July 14-15. Teams with players ages 13 and older would most likely play at Bill’s Dek Hockey, while teams comprised of players ages 12 and under play at the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Dek Hockey court. North Belle Vernon Parks and Recreation chair person, R.J. Sokol, says he is extremely grateful to the Leaders at Bill’s Dek Hockey for understanding the needs of the life challenged youth and adults of the Mon-Yough Rivers Region. “Few people take the time to donate their personal time or money towards programs and attractions designed for these individuals in our region,” said Sokol. “Unless people are affected in their own personal lives by life challenged youth and adults, the challenges these individuals face everyday are not understood.” If you are interested in signing a team up for this special tournament, or becoming a sponsor for the event, or more information, please notify Bill’s Dek Hockey at 724-379-3325 or RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749.

Over the last two years, five new businesses have opened and expanded in Downtown Elizabeth. That list about to grow with Teal Lotus Gift Shop, right on Plum Street. Teal Lotus Gift Shop features local crafters and artisans from across the region. Teal Lotus Gift Shop is a fun and funky gift shop, that is unparalleled in this town and most surrounding towns. They will carry a wide variety of gifts from candles and home decor, to jewelry and clothing, pet and kid items and much more—all handmade locally. Their grand opening will be held on Sunday July 1 starting at 11:00 am and will include concessions from K-Dogs-N-At, live music by Ezekiel, facepainting by PGH Party Creations, plus other giveaways.

Monongahela Farmers Market Is In Full Swing! The Monongahela Farmer’s Market has been a success thus far in 2018. Held every Friday in Chess Park, local farmers have been bringing a variety of great veggies, fruits, and plants. The Lions club is selling brooms and taking old glasses. Mon Valley Hospital is on site a couple times a month with information and blood pressure testing. During the rest of the season, we should have just about all the vendors participating every Friday. During the season you may also see some new vendors. We are always getting calls during the season and we will try to accommodate them. Remember, we are also looking for entertainment even if its a local band that wants to have some additional practice time. If you know anyone, have them call us, email us at or Facebook us at Monongahela Farmers Market. 12 —————————————————————————————————————————


CCAC South Campus Students Travel to Houston, Texas to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey Five area students from CCAC South Campus traveled to Houston, Texas, recently to help residents who are still struggling to recover from the disastrous flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, which caused at least 106 deaths in the U.S. last August. The group spent four days in mid-May working with All Hands and Hearts, a nonprofit organization that responds to natural disasters by engaging volunteers Taking a break from their volunteer work in Houston are CCAC South Campus students, from the left: from around the world to address Zeynep Koc, Victor Yates, Ashok Kadariya, Kimberly the immediate and long-term Calderon Quintero and Wesley Molton-Greening. needs of impacted communities. The CCAC students—Victor Yates, of Carrick; Wesley Molton-Greening, of South Park; Kimberly Calderon Quintero, of Scott Township; Zeynep Koc, of Greenfield; and Ashok Kadarya, of Whitehall; along with CCAC Student Development Specialist Abby Hindman—were amazed by the devastation they saw and how much work still needed to be done. The volunteers worked from CCAC South Campus students and Student 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in near Development Specialist Abby Hindman gather 100-degree heat on a variety of for a group selfie at their host church. projects, including painting, hanging paneling, ripping up floors and “mucking and gutting” a house that had not been touched since the flooding, resulting in mold and rotting boards. The house had to be completely gutted and rebuilt in order to bring a 14-year-old boy with cancer back home to his family. The gratitude expressed by the boy’s grandmother and others for the volunteers’ efforts made a significant impact on the students. “It honestly changed the way I view my life,” said Yates, who has a renewed faith in the power of people working together to repair and sustain their community. “I feel like I’m a better leader, and I have a way better mindset. I’m more appreciative of the things I have. So much can be taken away from you in the blink of an eye.” The students also worked on the Rhodes School building, formally a school for low-income and minority students studying performing arts, which was destroyed by the hurricane. “This trip was a huge success,” said Hindman, who served as chaperone and worked alongside the students. “It was so humbling for all of us—and everyone was willing to put aside their own personal interests, come out of their comfort zone and work together to help this community.” Originally offered as an alternative spring break, the trip had to be rescheduled for various reasons. CCAC Student Life covered the students’ traveling expenses and also provided funds to purchase the required steel-toed boots. The group was housed in a church, where they lived communally with dozens of other volunteers from around the country and the world. To learn more about CCAC Student Life, go to

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‘Legacy Monessen’ Festival Inspires The Community By Jill Runfola Community Boots on the Ground ministry held a festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9th Street Park in Monessen. The festival was sponsored by Legacy Monessen, and was part of a full schedule of activities to kick-off the week-end. Attendees to the festival enjoyed plenty of great food, refreshments, games, and prizes. Entertainment featured singers, Christian rappers, and dancers, such as the praise group “Eden” from St. John Helping out at the Legacy Monessen Festival are (front – L to R): Pastor University in New York and “Sinai” dance Debbie Whitlock, Minister Denise Ross, group, also from New York City. There and Starlyn Ross (holding Melody Ross, were featured speakers on hand for the age 1). (Back L to R): Pastor Lance event as well, such as Monessen’s Michael Whitlock and Scott Ross. Bright, now a CEO for the YMCA in New Jersey, and Pastor James Burnett from California, Vack Harmon from Mt. Pleasant, Pa, and Minister Denise Painter Ross’ son, Alvin Ross. “This is the second year for this event,” said event coordinator, Denise Painter Ross, Minister at Legacy International Church in Washington, Pa. “We did so well last year. We just want to reach out to the community and show them love. There have been so many overdoses and hatred and different things in the world, and I just want us to come together in God’s unity and love.” The Boots on the Team “Annointed Dance” from Monessen provides entertainment. Ground Festival is dedicated in loving memory to Minister Denise Ross’ mother-in-law, Dorothy Edwards. Pastor Debbie Whitlock added that Legacy International already has five churches, and they are getting ready to launch Legacy Monessen in September. It will be in the NAACP building located at 422, 6th St. If you are interested in learning more, or wish to make a donation, you can visit the Legacy Monessen Facebook page or contact Minister Ross at 724-431-5006.

Save the Date! Donora Fire Company Plans 10th Annual Car Show Donora Fire Company will holds its 10th annual car show at Palmer Park on July 15 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The show is sponsored by Gilmore Electric, Donora Downtown Committee and Dyno. The show is titled “Hunt for Horsepower” and will feature independent judges, dash plaques and goody bags to first 100 entrants. Cars, trucks, jeeps and motorcycles may be included for a $5 registration fee. Over 40 trophies will be awarded, including best of show. Many activities and food: Chinese auction, grilled chops, corn on the cob, hot sausage burgers, hot dogs, French fries, Rita’s Italian Ice. Featuring the band No Bad JuJu from 5 – 7 p.m.

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Spaghetti Dinner Raises Funds for MVH Wig Salon The Wig Salon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) was recently gifted funds raised at a Spaghetti Dinner honoring the life of a local woman. On April 17, Hugo’s Restaurant in Centerville was filled with community members for the inaugural Carolyn G. Bundash Memorial Spaghetti Dinner. The event was hosted by Carolyn’s husband, Michael Bundash III, and daughters, Michelle Alton and Melissa Fitch. Carolyn fought cancer for 24 years before she passed in April of 2017. Michael Bundash III (back left), is pictured Despite an active and fierce battle, her with his daughter Michelle Alton (back right) and granddaughters Sarah Fitch family remembers Carolyn playing games (front left) and Traelynn Alton (front and doing crafts with them regardless of right) in front of the Charles L. and Rose how her chemotherapy treatments made Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional her feel. Her granddaughter, Sarah Fitch, Cancer Center at Monongahela Valley noted that Carolyn attended most of the Hospital (MVH). The family donated $5,000 grandchildren’s activities and cheered as in proceeds from a Spaghetti Dinner in memory of the late Carolyn G. Bundash to loudly as she could. The Wig Salon at MVH. Absent from Like many patients, Carolyn, lost her photo: daughter Melissa Fitch. hair during those treatments. When she was fitted for a new wig at MVH’s Wig Salon, her family remembers people telling her that the wig looked so good they couldn’t tell it wasn’t her real hair. The event organizers chose The Wig Salon as the recipient of the funds raised from the dinner because of the care the staff provided to Carolyn and her family. They credited the new wig for giving her added strength to fight the battle of cancer. Carolyn always commented that she wanted to ensure others going through cancer would have the benefits of The Wig Salon. In addition to wigs, the Wig Salon also provides other comfort items such as, brushes, scarves, lotions and hats. “Everyone involved in her care at MVH were so supportive, and attempted to not only treat the illness, but to heal and support the person and the family,” said Carolyn’s son, David Bundash. Michael Bundash added, “My wife was an amazing, loving, person. She helped others even in the most difficult years in her life. Her love for her family, her faith and doing for others filled her smile every day. She rarely complained and was always grateful for the care she received throughout the years at MVH.” Michael Bundash, along with his family, presented MVH with a check for $5,000 from the Spaghetti Dinner’s donations and proceeds. MVH will use the money to continue the work The Wig Salon does for the community.

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Rostraver Lions Club Recycles Plastic Bags The Rostraver Township Lions Club is collecting plastics for recycling. Drop off locations are at St. Anne’s Church, Rostraver Township Municipal Building, and the Rostraver Public Library. Your plastic bags and wraps then become Earth-friendly composite benches. Recycle your clean, dry, empty plastics bags, and film packaging. It takes about 500 pounds (about 40,500 plastic bags) of plastic refuse to make one bench. Plastics to collect must be clean, dry and free of food: • LDPE/HDPE Films • Pellet Bags • Produce Bags • Bread Bags • Newspaper Sleeves • Grocery Bags • Product Wrap • Cereal Liners • Dry Cleaning Bags • Case Overwrap Ice Bags • Salt Bags

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Rostraver Women’s Club Hosts Belle Vernon Senior Girls Tea The Rostraver Woman’s Club (RWC) recently hosted the Annual Belle Vernon Senior Girl’s Tea at the Clarion Inn in Rostraver Township. This year’s theme was ‘Over the Rainbow’. The girls also were given antique tea cups as their favors. A light luncheon was served. The guest speaker was Anna Herold Glotzbach, a 2010 BVAHS graduate and Young Woman of Service winner. She shared with the senior girls what she has done since high school. Explaining about Young Women of Service Winners, Julie college and going on job interviews, and Weir, Allegra Ochs, Hannah Legazza, and how she has continued serving her comRWC Education Chair, Luann Lynn. munity through college and now in her neighborhood. Presentation of ‘RWC Young Women of Service Awards’ highlighted the afternoon. As club President Barbara Mollenauer read the biographies of the recipients, Education Chair, Luann Lynn, presented a monetary gift, flowers and books to each girl. The books are donated in the names of the girls to the BVA Library. They are asked to write a message in the book for future girls to read. The winners this year were, Julie Weir, Allegra Ochs and Hannah Legazza who were all recognized for their community service. Also this year, three girls were acknowledged for helping the RWC with their Pork Chop Dinner fundraiser. They were, Miranda Kishel, Erin Sassak and Hannah Legazza. They each received flowers and a monetary gift for their efforts. After the June Banquet, with installation of new officers, RWC will have summer break. Meetings will resume, September 5, at the Fells Methodist Church at 7:00pm. New members are always welcome. Visit us on Facebook or attend a meeting every first Wednesday of the month.

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

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South Hills Friends of The Montour Trail News Volunteers Help to Keep Trail Enjoyable for All

A paving contractor resurfaced over 1,000 feet of floodwater damaged asphalt on the Montour Trail between Large and Clairton during the week of June 4 – 8.

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 9:00 AM. The next work party will be on July 7, 2018. The likely project will be clearing vegetation from under the Library Viaduct, using string trimmers, loppers and grass whips. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

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Mon Valley YMCA Offering Bus Trips in July The Mon Valley YMCA will be hosting two bus trips during the month of July. These trips are open to the community. Please RSVP if you are interested. Heinz Field Combo Tour - Monday, July 16. 9:30 am pickup at Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot. 11:00 am Heinz Field Tour. 1 1/2 hour walking tour of Heinz Field, a behind the scenes look into the FedEx Great Hall including the new Hall of Honor, Clubs, Luxury Suites, Press Box, Field and much more! 12:45 pm Just Ducky Tour, a 1 hour (narrated land/water adventure). Each passenger will receive a free ‘Quacker’ Souvenir. Wear comfortable shoes. 15% discount off merchandise in the Just Ducky Retail Shop located in Station Square and a 10% discount at the Steelers Sideline Store inside of Heinz Field. Lunch options: Brown bag or purchase your own lunch at the Stadium. 3:00 pm depart the Stadium. Cost: $60 Adult; $40 Child (ages 3-12) RSVP Business Office or online by July 9th Limited seating: *(air conditioned school bus) Rivers Casino bus trip - Tuesday, July 24 Depart: Chamber parking lot 9:00 am Depart: Rivers Casino at 3:00 pm Cost: $25 (Tuesday bus special: $30 free slot play) Limited seating! *(air conditioned school bus)

Former Elizabeth Resident Receives Honor The Woman’s Press Club of Indiana (WPCI) recently awarded it’s highest honor, the ‘Kate Milner Rabb Award’, to Kendal R. Miller of Dillsboro, IN. The award is given for excellence in communications and special service to the organization. Miller, a former Elizabeth borough resident, is a professional photographer, photo journalist and communications specialist who has been a member of WPCI since 2009. Miller owns Frames, Phrases & Photography by Kendal, LLC, which she operates out of the Ohio County farmhouse she shares with husband Lenny. In her day job she is executive director of Kendal Miller, (left), received the ‘Kate Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism. Milner Rabb award’ for service to WPCI. Miller was born in the small river town Secretary Marion Garmel (at right) presentof Elizabeth, PA, and obtained a business ed the award, WPCI’s highest honor. degree from Duff’s Business Institute in Pittsburgh. She has won more than 30 awards for her Fine Art Photography. She was designated an official Indiana Artisan in a program started by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman in 2008. Her work has been shown in many galleries throughout Indiana and in Florida and Kentucky. She has accomplished all this despite suffering from an inherited neurological condition called cervical dystonia, which is controlled by injections, and severe hearing loss. Always upbeat and smiling, Miller is a lover of beauty wherever she encounters it, whether in nature or in people. “She is always there, always helpful and despite some medical problems she is willing to do whatever she can to help,” said nominator Julie Slaymaker, a past president of the organization. 21 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Elizabeth-Forward Area Celebrates Memorial Day

Mayor of Elizabeth, Barry Boucher, presented a Key to the City welcoming guest speaker, Rear Admiral, USN (retired) Norman R. Hayes.

Members of VFW Post 7632 and American Legion Post 553 lead the Memorial Day Parade in Elizabeth.

The Communities of Elizabeth Borough, West Elizabeth Borough, Elizabeth Township, and Forward Township elebrated Memorial Day weekend with a parade and services. VFW Post 7632, American Legion Post 553, and the VFW Auxiliary spent the days prior decorating veterans graves in local cemeteries with American flags. A twenty one gun salute was performed at cemeteries and Memorials on Sunday before Memorial Day Banners of many veterans were hung all with a dinner following at Rock Run Inn, through the various communities where the veterans resided. Butler’s Golf Course. A key to the City was presented by the Mayor of Elizabeth to Rear Admiral, USN (retired) Norman R. Hayes, guest speaker. A Parade and Services were held in Elizabeth on Memorial Day followed by a communion luncheon held at the Elizabeth Fire Company Hall. (PHOTOS by Alice Harris)

Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship Foundation Hosts Vendor Show; Seeks Vendors Every day, 22 American military veterans commit suicide. Deana Martorella-Orellana sadly contributed to this statistic and became an angel on March 4, 2016. Through her short 28 years of life, Deana accomplished many things and exemplified honor and dignity by serving her country as a marine. To honor and keep Deana's memory alive, The Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship has been established to support a Charleroi High School graduating senior each year through various fundraising efforts. We are pleased to announce that we are having our first vendor show on July 14, 2018 at the Charleroi Fire Hall/Market House from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information or to participate as a vendor, please call Julie at 724-825-5417 or visit our Facebook page. 22 —————————————————————————————————————————


Dance Company by Lori Celebrates Competitive Awards

The Dance Company by Lori recently wrapped up another award winning competition season. This past spring, 64 members of the dance company represented the studio in five regional competitions. The dancers competed in several group, solo and duet/trio routines in jazz, acro, tap, hip hop, lyrical, baton, musical theater, and production. The dancers were awarded numerous awards throughout the competition season, including multiple first place division awards, judges’ awards for exceptional routines, and studio awards for choreography and professionalism.

Shekinah Ranch Camp Offers Positive Summer Experiences For Kids Calling all boys and girls, ages 517! Don't miss out on the best experience of your summer at Shekinah Ranch Camp in Charleroi (off Exit 39- Speers/ 77 Chestnut Road, Charleroi, PA 15022). We still have open spots in the following camps: OVERNIGHT CAMPS (Ages 9-17) July 15-20 (Co-Ed) July 22-27 (All Girls) July 29- August 3 (Co-Ed) DAY CAMPS (Ages 5-8) July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 July 23-27: Basketball Day Camp with Coach Joe Ravasio at the Charleroi High School Gymnasium (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) July 30 - August 3rd TEEN DISCIPLESHIP (Girls only, Ages 13-17) July 8- August 3rd For more information or to register, contact us at 724-483-4343, em a i l Yo u r C a m p O f f i c e 1 9 1 1 @ or visit our website www.YourCamp.Org

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Monongahela Valley Hospital to Represent the Mon Valley in the 2019 National Rose Parade The people of the mid-Monongahela Valley are known for their compassion and giving sprit. Many people give the ultimate gift of life by registering to become organ donors. As of August 2017, 116,000 men, women and children were on the national transplant waiting list. In addition, every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list. Each year, the number of people on the list continues to be much larger than both number of donors and the transplants. One donor can save eight lives. Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations in the United States. With its headquarters in Pittsburgh, CORE oversees a region that encompasses 150 hospitals and more than 5 million people throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY. Monongahela Valley Hospital and each of the other hospital’s in CORE’s service area act as referral sites for procurement donors. To raise awareness for organ donation, CORE will have a “Donate Life” float in the nationally televised 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade and a piece of the Mon Valley will be on the float. On Jan. 1, 2019, as the float passes along the streets of Pasadena, Ca., a vial holding

Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital signs the vial that will represent the Hospital and the Mon Valley community in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade

one of the fragrant roses that comprises the CORE float will bear the name of Monongahela Valley Hospital. “Monongahela Valley Hospital is honored to again represent this region on the CORE float in the Tournament of Roses Parade,” said Mr. Panza. “The theme for the upcoming parade is appropriately titled “The Melody of Life” and this is an excellent means to reach a broad audience with the simple message that organ, tissue and cornea donation saves and heals lives.” For more information about organ, tissue and cornea donation call Lisa Hruby at 724-258-1213 or contact CORE at 800-DONORS-7 (800-366-6777).

West Miflin VFW Honors the Fallen West Mifflin native and Commanding Officer at the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Pittsburgh, Major Andrew Hornfeck delivers the keynote address during Memorial Day ceremonies at Mitchell Paige Park. Looking on are AllAmerican Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin Commander Jake Bradich, right, and 35th Legislative District State Representative Austin Davis, left.

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A Doggone Good Event! Monongahela Pooch Parade Generates Smiles and Wagging Tails

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An Old Fashioned Fair Comes to Elizabeth Township

Paige Petterson, a 3 year old, takes a ride on Ruby, guided by bobby, a member of spirit chapel. Nancy Robson from South Park was on hand with her dog ‘Balim’.

CJ Heart, an 8 year old, gets her face painted by Alexa Manko, a freshman of Elizabeth forward high school

By Michelle Taylor Spirit Chapel of Elizabeth Township hosted their second annual ‘Hometown Fair’ on June 9, 2018. Guests could purchase tickets at the entrance for only ten cents a ticket that could be used for a variety of food and activities such as popcorn, pony rides, hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, face painting, and more. The fair also provided games for children to play. There was an archery station where children could learn how to shoot arrows, a dunk tank, and even Officer Novak and canine Officer ‘Eli’, made an appearance and joined in on the fun.

The Pooch Parade filled the streets of downtown Monongahela with proud dogs and their owners.

Gabe Paulick of New Eagle, with dogs ‘Max’ and ‘Mazy’, who won awards for “Best in Show” and “Largest Dog.”

By Jill Runfola Owners and their dogs paraded down Main St. in Monongahela, on Saturday, May 27, at 11:00 am for the annual “Pooch Parade”. 35 different dogs on their leashes, representing a variety of different breeds participated in the event which is now in it’s tenth year. The parade ended in Chess Park where festivities were held such as a Chinese Auction, half-the-take, food and refreshments, dog contest judging, and vendors. “I love them. It’s whimsical. It’s fun,” said event organizer Corrina Withrow, Chairperson with MARC (Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation). “It’s light-hearted. It’s a feel-good event. Everyone has a good time, and I think we need more feel-good events,” added Withrow. This year’s event was held in honor of Susan Jo Withers, the original event organizer who has since passed away.

NAOMI OUTREACH NEWS On May 24 the Naomi Outreach treated 28 local veterans to a luncheon at the Habachi in Belle Vernon. The veterans are looking forward to our next luncheon in November. Upcoming Meetings The Naomi Outreach will meet on July 11th at the Cedarbrook Golf Club meeting room at 12:00 noon. On July 18th we will travel to the Thomas Campbell Christian Center in Washington, Pa. to spend the afternoon with the veterans. For further information on the Naomi Outreach please call 724-243-3576

Belle Vernon Rotary 21st Annual Car, Truck, Jeep & Cycle Show The Belle Vernon Rotary 21st Annual Car, Truck, Jeep & Cycle Show will be held on Sunday August 5 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The event is sponsored and hosted by C.Harper Auto Group, Route 51 South at the Honda/Ford/ Kia Dealership. Dash Plaques will be given to the first 100 entries, and Chinese Auction, and 50/50 will be available. Free Stonehouse BBQ to all vehicle entries. Musci provided by DJ Ralph Trilli Host of Cruisin Sunday 95.3 FM. Vehicle entry $10 supports the many Belle Vernon Rotary community projects.

Bethesda Church “New to You” Clothing Event is July 28 By Charlotte Hopkins Bethesda United Presbyterian Church is holding their 12th annual “New to You” clothing give away on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. This is a free event open to all who are in need of clothing or simply want to add to their wardrobe. The event offers gently worn clothing for men and women of all ages. Note: Due to space limitations, they are no longer accepting used clothing donations for the event.

Members of Bethesda Church extend an open invitation to their “New to You” Clothing Event. First Row (L to R): Betty Jane Berich, Carolyn Gumpher, Judy Howell. Second Row (L to R): Gayle Sujeta, Pastor Walter Pietschmann, and Glenn DeFillippo 24 —————————————————————————————————————————


Elizabeth Area Church Welcomes The Diaper Pantry

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The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Elizabeth is answering the call to serve in a unique way. Transfiguration Church has started The Diaper Pantry, an outreach ministry that will provide disposable diapers to residents of Elizabeth Boro and Elizabeth Township who are on WIC or SNAP. Carolyn Hay, the chair of the Diaper Pantry states “Statistics indicate that one in three families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children. Funds through SNAP and WIC programs cannot be spent on diapers. We would like to help ensure that more children in our community have an adequate supply of diapers to help keep them healthy and happy.” Transfiguration Church relocated to Elizabeth three years ago after purchasing and then remodeling the former police station. An Outreach Committee was formed to serve by "Spreading the love of Christ to our community". The Diaper Pantry is the inaugural ministry of the Committee. Those wishing to register for the program can do that at Transfiguration Church, 206 Third Avenue in Elizabeth. Please check their website for designated registration hours. Proof of residency, WIC or SNAP identification and the birth certificate of each child is required for registration. The ministry hopes to serve 50 families. Diapers will be distributed the third Saturday of each month to those registered. For more information about The Diaper Pantry, email Please visit the church's Facebook page "Anglican Church of the Transfiguration" to get updates on the Diaper Pantry and to learn about their other ministries and services.

The Rostraver Township Leo Club recently held events and participated in activities to make their community a better place. The Leo Club is open to any student, ages 12 – 18 . Meetings are held at 6:00 PM at Rostraver Public Library on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For any additional information, contact Jason Mesher at mesh_dogg@ or 724-255-3515.

“Dining to Donate” Fundraiser The Rostraver Township Leo Club recently held a “Dining to Donate” Shown presenting a check for $ 402.34 at a bagging night at the Gospel Alliance fundraiser with the Belle Vernon Hoss’s Church in Belle Vernon is, (l to r) Kathy Restaurant. The club raised money to Kelly - Bag Brigade representative; Jason benefit “The Bag Brigade” which is an Mesher - Leo Advisor; Maddie Shrump, Riley outreach program that helps with childLesko, Gianni Pesi, and Chloe Ott. hood hunger. The program assists eligible students within the Belle Vernon Area School District.

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Tuesday, July 24 6 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital

Operation Troop Appreciation is gearing up for their November sale. This popular event will be held at the South Park Community Center on Brownsville Road. If you have GENTLY USED COSTUME JEWELRY that you would like to donate for our sale, contact Kathie Gasior at Operation Troop Appreciation is a Pittsburgh based charity. They ship requested items to our deployed troops once a month and assist displaced Veterans once they are home. The entire organization is made up of volunteers. Please check out their website for additional information.

Free program, parking and light refreshments

To register, call 724-258-1333. MM/AB-MVM/6-18

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Business & Merchant News Omni Dental Focuses on Comfort and State-of-the-Art Technology by Krista Ramsey Omni Dental, a full-service, familyfriendly practice located at in McMurray, recently celebrated its grand opening. The name “Omni,” meaning “all,” perfectly describes the philosophy and services offered. Dr. Justin Hanlon, DMD prioritizes the delivery of state-of-the-art dental care while providing an unparalleled patient experience focused on comfort and convenience. He and his team offer a comprehensive range of dental services, including preventative, restorative, pediatric, cosmetic and implant dentistry, root canal Dr. Justin Hanon therapy, Invisalign®, and full-mouth rehabilitation. The practice was formerly owned by Dr. Jay Feurer, DMD. Dr. Hanlon discovered his passion for dentistry after his two front teeth were shattered playing hockey in high school. Undergoing the repairs was a life-changing experience, as he discovered “the power of dentistry and its ability to provide greater levels of confidence and success in people’s lives.” Since then, he has been committed to excellence in dentistry, seeking out every opportunity for continuing education and new investments in innovative techniques and technologies. “At Omni, we embody Omni Dental’s state-of-the-art technology the spirit of ‘meraki,’ which means doing something with such enthusiasm, soul, and love, that a piece of yourself remains in your work,” said Dr. Hanlon. “Meraki is the heart of all we do, and deliver.” Omni Dental uses cutting-edge technology, such as cone beam CT scanners that produce a 3-D image of the jaws and surrounding anatomy for dental implants. Also, the iTero® scanner is used to take digital mouth impressions (rather the “goopy” physical impressions) for patients desiring Invisalign® to straighten teeth without wires or bands. Comfort is a top priority, and Dr. Hanlon and his team ensure peace of mind in their patients by truly listening to what they say to best meet their needs and allow them to be in control of their treatment. Small creature comforts, such as coffee and essential oil aromatherapy in the waiting room, make patients feel right at home. Blankets, pillows, and headphones are available for optimum comfort during treatment. He also uses buffered anesthesia, which works quicker and more effectively, to help eliminate the burning sensation experienced with conventional anesthesia. Omni Dental accepts most insurances and offers financing options. To verify your specific plan or schedule an appointment, call the office at 724-941-2200. Hours are Monday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; and Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The office is located at 3035 Washington Road, Suite 3, McMurray.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES AND START-UPS SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE has been doing this for over fifty years. For those looking to give back to our community we have the following roles available: • Business Mentors • Workshop Instructors • Subject Matter Experts (e.g., social media, finance, fundraising, retailing, or administration) Individuals interested in finding out more, or to volunteer please contact: George Skivington at, cell: 585-4898333 or through our website

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Hits the Links The 2018 annual Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing attracted 102 golfers on Thursday, June 7, at the Nemacolin Country Club in Beallsville. The event sponsor was Highway Appliance, with CFS Bank sponsoring the $10,000 Hole In One Contest and Stoney’s Brewing the Beer Sponsor. They were joined by more than 40 additional sponsors. A ‘hockey stick putting’ contest was held and a raffle give away for a free one year membership to Nemacolin Country Club valued at $3,000 were featured as fundraising activities throughout the day. The 2018 first place winning team with a score of 55 was Marsh Tire. The foursome was made up of Brian Corrin, Kevin Mollis, Luke Mollis and Brett Young. The lucky winner of the raffle drawing for the Nemacolin Country Club membership was Dan Proch. “We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day,” said Leanna Spada, Chamber Director. “The weather was spectacular and we exceeded fundraising goals all while having fun on a beautiful course, “. The proceeds from the outing benefit chamber programs for the growth and economic development of the Mid Mon Valley Area.

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MVRCC Member Spotlight Shines on Washington Symphony Orchestra Chamber Initiates Trades Applicant Searches

The WSO Performs at Trinity High School

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce The Washington Symphony Orchestra as the member spotlight for this month. The Washington Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2002 by Dave Owens, a Marianna resident. Owens, a music director, had a vision for an exceptional orchestra that would be supported by the greater Washington community and in return enhance the quality of life in the Washington County area. The Orchestra’s first rehearsal in 2002 was attended by twenty-four musicians but soon grew to a full symphony of 50 musicians. The musicians perform pop, classical and light classical music at the orchestra’s concerts. The WSO’s performancWSO Musical Director Dr. Yugo Sava Ikack es take place at the Trinity High School which provides a state-of-the-art concert hall experience in a more intimate setting. Local public and privately schooled music students are always welcome free of charge. The WSO also encourages and educates young musicians through an annual Young Artist Competition, which awards and outstanding area high-school music student. In addition, the WSO also participates with several local educational institutions in their annual side-by-side concert, in which local highschool students play alongside Orchestra member for a true concert experience. Dr. Yugo Sava Ikack has been the Orchestra’s music director since 2005. The WSO is a leader in the performing arts with two thirds of the orchestra being made up of volunteers. Each year the WSO has four regular seasonal performances and 2 special free summer appearances. To find out more information about the Washington Symphony Orchestra and their performances please log onto or call 724-223-9796.

The Bethel Park Chamber is partnering with business and education to source workers who would be interested in the trades, particularly machining. There is a critical need for skilled students and adults interested in guaranteed employment in this area. Training over an 18 month duration will guarantee you a good job at the end of your training. If you have the skills currently, there are immediate openings. If there any adult or high school student interested, please email the Chamber at, call 412-5958361 or go to the website at to complete an application.

Chamber Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary On July 3, 2018, the Bethel Park Chamber will host a parking lot ‘Meet

and Greet’ at 2830 South Park Road, Bethel Park from 11:00-2:00 PM. Stop, eat and learn about what the Chamber has to offer you as a Home Based or store front business. Meet our members and discuss the benefits of becoming a business partner in the community. Go to our website for more information.

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cuttings On July 11, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM, a ribbon cutting will be held at Liberty Pointe at 35 Highland Road, Bethel Park. Join us for appetizers, drinks and entertainment. On July 13, 2018, join us at Artis Senior Living, 1001 Higbee Drive, Bethel Park from 5-7:00 PM for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment and get to tour the beautiful accommodations. Go to for more information.

MVRCC Announces 2018 Board Of Directors

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The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Recently elected their 2018 Boad of Directors. Pictured above from (L to R) First Row: Wayne Ray, Phillip Sparacella, Deborah Buck, Leanna Spada-Executive Director, Diann Donaldson, Josie Pelzer, Todd Pappasergi-Solicitor. Second Row: Armand Ferrara, Luther Sheets, Ken Wiltz, Milt Kubik, JJ Georgagis, Casey Clark, Alyssa Mendola, and Don Good. Missing from photo: Lynn Baron, Trish Brickner, David Galloni, Brook Gardner, Randy McMahon, Richard Mudrick, Donna Ramusivich, Angela Stay.

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Allegheny Health Network Identifies Brentwood as Planned Location of Fourth Neighborhood Hospital Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has identified Brentwood Borough as a planned location for one of four neighborhood hospitals it will build across western Pennsylvania over the next two years. AHN officials provide details of their plans for Brentwood at a recent meeting of the borough’s planning commission. Unlike standalone emergency departments or urgent care centers, AHN’s unique neighborhood hospital model is a fully licensed facility that is open 24/7 and offers an assortment of onsite clinical services, including an emergency department, 10 inpatient beds, diagnostic care and other complementary medical services. The hospitals will be staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses and other experienced health care professionals, all of whom are aligned around a proven, high-quality care model. Last October, AHN and Highmark Health announced that neighborhood hospitals would be part of the organization’s $1 billion investment strategy to further improve access to affordable, high-quality health care services in the western Pennsylvania region. AHN has formed a joint venture with Texas-based Emerus, the nation’s leading developer and operator of neighborhood hospitals,

to build and manage the new facilities. “Our neighborhood hospitals will bring to communities an innovative, patient-centered model that provides the best possible experience and outcomes for those requiring emergency care, short hospital stays and other outpatient services,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN President and CEO. “We have taken a number of important steps over the past several years to expand access to AHN physicians and programs, and this wonderful new facility in Brentwood will further ensure that the people who live in and near this community have more exceptional choices close to home for their health care needs.” AHN’s neighborhood hospitals will offer well-coordinated services, from emergency care to referrals to onsite primary and specialty care physicians, if needed. The hospitals will also be integrated into AHN’s EPIC electronic health record, allowing medical records to be accessed and shared seamlessly for the best quality of care possible. “We are excited to partner with AHN to deliver a truly differentiated health care experience in Brentwood,” said Craig Gogeun, CEO of Emerus. “Our model is focused entirely around the needs of patients and the importance of

providing excellent care in an expedited and compassionate manner to those who seek our services.” Among numerous patient-friendly design elements, AHN Brentwood— Neighborhood Hospital will feature nursing stations uniquely configured to maximize sightlines and accessibility, allowing staff to easily monitor exam rooms and minimize response times. Aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced CT and X-ray procedure rooms will provide comfort for patients of any age, with adjacent observation rooms that keep families together during procedures. An onsite lab will expedite testing processes so patients don’t have to wait long for results. AHN Brentwood will be closely aligned with the network’s Jefferson Hospital, in nearby Jefferson Hills, and AHN’s hospitals in the City of Pittsburgh, for patients who require a more acute level of care or follow-up appointments with specialists. It will also complement Jefferson’s existing outpatient and primary care services in the Brentwood community. When more comprehensive care is needed, the neighborhood hospital will provide a smooth transition to AHN facilities, as well as nearby independent hospitals with which

AHN establishes transfer agreements. Brentwood and its adjacent communities of Baldwin, White Hall, Overbrook, Carrick, and other neighborhoods in the area, currently have limited options for the services AHN’s new neighborhood hospital will offer. AHN’s goal and priority in selecting locations for the neighborhood hospitals is to ensure that patients and Highmark members have access to the broadest scope of services and highest quality of care possible in the most convenient and cost-effective settings. Brentwood Mayor Dennis H. Troy lauded AHN’s plans to develop a neighborhood hospital in his community. “We are thrilled at the prospect of Allegheny Health Network bringing this new model of health care to our community,” said Troy. “Having improved access to emergency care and other high-quality health services will be a wonderful asset for the many people who call Brentwood home, as well as for those who live in our neighboring communities. AHN’s neighborhood hospital also will have a very positive economic impact on our community, not only bringing more jobs to the borough, but also contributing to our tax revenue base.”

Monongahela Valley Hospital and Parent Organization Elect Boards On June 20, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its parent organization, Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. (MVHR), re-elected R. Carlyn Belczyk, chairman; Jeff M. Kotula, vice chairman; and Bradley M. Bassi, secretary, of their boards. Mrs. Belczyk is a certified public accountant who is accredited in business valuations and is a certified valuation analyst. She was first appointed to the MVH and MVHR boards in 2005. She was elected secretary in 2007, vice chairman in 2010 and chairman in 2015. Mr. Kotula, who is president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, was elected to the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. in 2008 and to the hospital’s Board of Trustees in 2009. Mr. Kotula began serving as the secretary to both boards in 2010 and vice chairman of those boards in 2015. Mr. Bassi is an attorney who is a partner with Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, PC in Charleroi. He was elected to the MVHR and MVH boards in 2012. He was elected secretary in 2017. In addition to the election of officers, 11 directors were re-elected to the MVHR board including: Jeff M. Kotula, R. Carlyn Belczyk and Bradley M. Bassi (l. to r.) John T. Glaneman, John A. Holets, M.D., Jeff M. Kotula, Michal Lementowski, M.D., Mark D. McGinley, were re-elected to serve as the vice chairman, chairman and secretary,respectively,of the boards of Mon-Vale Health William J. Miller Jr., Charles Muia, Matthew M. Pitzarella, Karen L. Quinto, Kurt R.Salvatori and Charles W. Resources, Inc. and Monongahela Valley Hospital. Zubritsky III. Six directors were also re-elected to Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Board of Trustees including Jeff M. Kotula, MichalLementowski, M.D., William J. Miller Jr., Charles Muia, Matthew Pitzarella and Kurt R. Salvatori.

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Local People News Local Girl Scouts Receive Gold Award Highest Achievement in Girl Scouting Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) recently honored 87 Girl Scouts for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Cumulatively, these girls logged nearly 7,000 hours designing and implementing service projects that benefit their communities through education and resources. Many girls choose to use their Gold Award project to tackle issues they see within their own community like poverty, bullying and the environment. 13 of these Girl Scouts are from the South Hills area of Pittsburgh: • Allison Brooke Paxton - Canonsburg • Grace Evans - Bethel Park • Maggie Fertal - Bethel Park • Elizabeth Hartnett - Bethel Park • Veronica Johns - Bethel Park • Jessica Scarlett -Bethel Park • Aubree Stewart - Bethel Park • Katherine Nicholl - Eighty Four • Elizabeth Grassi - Jefferson Hills • Elise N. Reichenfeld - Mt. Lebanon • Gabriella Spina - Upper St. Clair • Danielle Butler - West Mifflin • Eliza Resetar - West Mifflin By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, these girls have become community leaders. Each one of their accomplishments focuses on the girl's individ-

Allison Brooke Paxton

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ual interests and personal journey through leadership skills, career explorations, self-improvement, and service. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, call 800248-3355 or visit

Twirling Across The Globe! Local Sisters Win World Championships in Norway When you love what you do, anything is possible. Katie Seibert who is the Feature Twirler of Alderson Broaddus University traveled to Lillehammer, Norway recently to participate in the prestigious “World Federation of National Baton Twirling Association World Championships.” The competition included 22 countries, and took place in the Olympic Village which hosted the 1994 Olympics. Katie and her duet partner “Joel” earned the privilege of competing at the world championships by placing first in the senior duet division at Notre Dame. In the final round of competition, they placed second winning a silver medal. This is a huge accomplishment to be considered part of the best baton twirlers in the world. The Modernettes, a local baton twirling team from Finleyville, PA, also traveled to Norway as part of the USA Team. Katie is a captain for the Modernettes and her sister Kendyl is also a Modernette. This was Kendyl’s first time competing in an International World arena. The Modernettes competed in two divisions in Norway - Show Corp with Props, and Pom Pon. The group won “Gold” in Show Corp with Props and “Bronze” in Pom Pon. It was an experience of a lifetime to travel abroad and be twirling ambassadors for the USA.

Sisters, Kendyl and Katie Seibert proudly holding awards won during the World Championships held in Norway.

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Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski Receives WCCF’s Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has named Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, an internationally known expert in sex education, the recipient of this year’s Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award. For the past ten years, she has overseen both Common Ground Teen Center, which provides a safe place for teens to gather and learn about becoming adults, and Teen Outreach, part of the Washington Health System. For Dr. Podgurski, supporting teens is a 24/7 responsibility. She thinks adults would be well served to stop and lis- Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, ten. “The best thing adults can do is get to experience silence. These kids are wise – listen to them. They have a depth our generation didn’t have. This generation has unique challenges. They have a different wisdom.” The Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award was presented to her at the WCCF’s annual Legacy Luncheon on Friday, May 11. In her honor, the Foundation will award a $1,000 grant to the Teen Outreach ECHO program at the Washington School District.

Bunola's Bernice Allegre Celebrates 104th Birthday!

By Alice Harris The family of Bernice Allegre gathered on May, 19, 2018 at the home of her granddaughter to celebrate her 104th birthday. Born and raised in Bunola, Bernice was an active member of the community for all of her life. Although she can't get around as well as she used to, she still stays happy and active with her family and friends. A very Happy 104th Birthday to the “Sweetheart of Bunola” Bernice Allegre. 29 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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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.

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

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

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.

S U R G I C E N T E R James P. Mondzelewski, MD Glaucoma Cataract Consultants, Vista One, Suite 201, Charleroi, PA, 724-483-3688

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YOUR HEALTH Monongahela Valley Hospital Physician Presents at National Conference Mohsen Isaac, M.D., medical director, Department of Radiation Oncologyat Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), recently gave a presentation at the American Brachytherapy Society in San Francisco, Ca. Dr. Isaac’s June 7 talk addressed recurrence rates in Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital. APBI is used for early stage breast cancer treatment and current data that looks retrospectively at recurrence rates for large facilities. The MVH team looked at 135 patients treated from 2011-2017 and Mohsen Isaac, M.D. noted that 100 percent of the people had local, regional and distant control or 100 percent of the people had no recurrence for these procedures. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center is the only independent cancer center in the region. The Center provides high-quality, compassionate cancer care services which include: Prevention, Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Oncology, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Infusions, Surgical Services, Education and Support. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Weight Control and Wellness Program Yields Healthy Results In the two years since Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) introduced its Weight Control and Wellness Program, dozens of people have realized their targeted weight loss and many others have reduced or eliminated their need for medications. According to Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., an MVH surgeon who is director of the Hospital’s bariatric program, 73 percent of the people who have completed the program or had bariatric surgery were able to quit taking their medication for diabetes and 34 percent of the participants eliminated their hypertension medications. “We are very satisfied with the results,” said Dr. Gonzalez. “People who carry extra weight are prone to other health problems such as heart disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, elevated cholesterol and many others. People who choose our program are taking the first step to a healthier life.” More than 35 percent of adults are categorized as obese. Obesity has been clinically classified as a disease by the American Medical Association because it can reduce life expectancy and quality of life. If obesity rates continue on their current path, it is estimated that the number of new cases of Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, stroke and arthritis could increase tenfold by 2020. MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness Program includes a team of physicians and clinicians who evaluate a person based on his or her age, gender, lifestyle, diet, culture and amount of physical activity. A multidisciplinary team then designs a personalized plan that includes nutrition counseling; medically supervised weight loss with recipes, food journals and helpful tips; home-based physical activity; fitness and healthy cooking classes; and possible bariatric surgery. Each month, Dr. Gonzalez hosts information sessions at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Upcoming sessions are scheduled for July 11 and August 8 in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. All programs are free and begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact MVH’s Community Relations Department at 724-258-1333.

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Naomi’s Children Cancer Support Group "Naomi's Children" Cancer Support Group, meets in the Samaritan Room, at the Hidden Treasures store in Monongahela, the second Terri Nath Thursday and last Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. This support group, sponsored by The Church Of Jesus Christ, has been set up by Melissa Cherry Terri Nath and Melissa Cherry, both cancer survivors, nurses, and deaconess to help those suffering with cancer of any age and their caretakers. Attendees to the group listen, support, pray, teach, and help others to learn how to live with a "New Normal", during and after cancer. The second Thursday of the month is an activity such as game night, arts and crafts, making no sew fleece blankets and port pillows, and more. The last Thursday is usually a discussion topic that has an effect on every cancer patient’s life. Sometimes they never get to the subject if those in attendance are dealing with problems and they all try to help. Every month, the group takes the no sew fleece blankets to the cancer center at Mon Valley Hospital and gives one to each patient there, personally. The group has a Facebook page that is ‘private’ because they don't want any soliciting or negative comments. If you want to be a part of this group go to (Cancer Support Group "Naomi's Children") and submit a request to join the Facebook group. They also have another Facebook page called (‘Naomi's Cancer Food Recipes’), that you can join. Caretakers, as well as those with cancer, are welcome to attend our meetings or Facebook pages. The group hopes they can offer help and support during the greatest fight of your life.

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The best part of our awards isn’t what they mean to our hospital;

it’s what they mean to you.

Weʼre proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for our active involvement in Get With The Guidelines®, a program designed to help hospitals make sure patients get the benefits of the latest scientific guideline-based treatments.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

He’ll have your back…

feeling better.

Eric Nabors, M.D.

Offices in Belle Vernon, Uniontown and Mt. Lebanon

For an appointment call 724-379-5802 or visit MM/AB-MVM/6-18

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. MVH earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. “Monongahela Valley Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients with heart failure by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-HF initiative,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.” “We are pleased to recognize Monongahela Valley Hospital for their commitment to heart failure care,” said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

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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). Monday, July 9, and Monday, July 23 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-678-3601. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 10, 11 and 12 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, July 10 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as

techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Tuesday, July 10 — RSDS Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724929-9492. Wednesday, July 11 — “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?” 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724258-1333. Tuesday, July 17 — Better Breathers Club 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1226.

Wednesday, July 18 — 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. Monday, July 23 — Weight Control and Wellness Support Group 6 p.m., ECC. The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. Professionals such as dietitians, psychologists and fitness instructors may be invited to speak. Other presenters may discuss topics such as grooming, dating and cooking. The sessions are designed to educate, inform and provide a wellrounded foundation of knowledge for long-term success. The ultimate purpose of the support group is to help participants achieve and maintain their goal weights in a way that is as physically and mentally healthy as possible. Registration is recommended, but not necessary. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, July 24 — Innovations in Medicine: “Keeping Your Kidney’s Healthy” 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about your kidneys. Ronald Lutes, D.O., will discuss

how to keep your kidney’s healthy. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 24, 25 and 26 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Tuesday, July 31 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, July 31 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 4 – 6 p.m., ECC. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card.

MVH Weight Loss Program Is Certified as a Center of Excellence People seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care. Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been accredited as a Low Acuity Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of

the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016 ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients. “At Monongahela Valley Hospital, our program is flexible and customized for each individual,” said Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., director of the Hospital’s Weight Control and Wellness Program. “Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, dietitians, physical therapists and exercise physiol-

ogists design personalized plans that include all aspects of weight loss — from nutrition counseling, and healthy cooking classes to physical activity plans.” MVH’s commitment to quality care begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership surgeons who participate in meetings throughout the year to review its outcomes. They seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center. “This accreditation is important because it formally acknowledges our commitment to providing and supporting a bariatric program that is dedicated

to quality improvement and patient safety,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH’s president and CEO. After submitting an application, centers seeking MBSAQIP accreditation undergo an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the center's structure, process and clinical outcomes data. Centers are awarded a specific designation depending on the number of patients it serves annually and the type of procedures it provides. For more information about MVH’s Bariatric Program, contact the office of Dr. Gonzalez at 724-929-4122 or visit 36 —————————————————————————————————————————

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Local Worship First United Methodist of Monongahela July Activities The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities during July. • Friday Night Praise - held at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 6th. • Sunday School - Each Sunday, for all ages at 9:00 AM an Early Morning Communion Worship at 8:15 AM, and Worship at 10:15 AM. Small Groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM. • The United Methodist Women Meet at 6:30 PM on the second Thursday (July 12) with a prayer blanket making night at 6:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday (July 24). • Card Ministry - If you are looking for hands-on ways to be in ministry come join our Card Ministry team which meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 PM (July 3rd, 17 & 31), help with Sewing Projects for Missions, or get involved in the Community Food Bank ministry. For more information on these and other ministry opportunities, contact 724-258-7054.

Hazel Palmer to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA on Thursday evening, July 5th with Hazel Palmer ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Born-again at age 7, Hazel was delivered, set free and baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1972. At age 16 God called her into ministry. She began to preach at her home church and to minister through music elsewhere. In 1973 she moved to Kentucky to pursue God’s call on her life at Midway Christian College and

Eastern Kentucky University. She returned to Pennsylvania 19 years later to raise up the publication Jubilee News. Hazel and her husband, Randy, currently deliver Jubilee News to 9 local prisons, Giant Eagle and other selected stores in the Pittsburgh areas. Hazel has documented close to 400 stories of people who were set free, delivered, and miraculously healed. She coauthored and published the book, “Despair to Glory” for Rev. Bea Lamont and authored a second book called “God’s Rising Stars.” Hazel is the President of Grace Ministries International, Inc. which is the home of a three-fold ministry: Jubilee News, C’Mon Jesus, and Grace Community Worship Center. She holds revelatory writing workshops and is a revelatory speaker. As a psalmist she continues to lead groups and congregations into a Kingdom dimension of worship. For further information call Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

Rev. Earlene Coleman to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God Elizabeth, on Monday evening, July 16. Ministering will be Rev. Earlene Coleman, Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport, PA since 2003. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Pastor Earlene is one of a growing group of women pastors in the Western Pennsylvania area. A native of McKeesport, she retired from the McKeesport School District after working there 30 years. Upon retirement she thought that she was going to be sitting still, but God had another plan. She accepted God’s call to preach. Pastor Earlene was licensed in the ministry in 1992 and ordained in 1994. She gradu-

ated from YWCA Outreach Bible School-Hardy Affiliated, and attended classes at Greater Works and Raven Ministries. She went through the Pastor’s Excellence Program for three years with the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention and received a diploma from the Seminary of Zimbabwe. Pastor Earlene is a powerful, anointed preacher/teacher, conference, retreat and seminar speaker. She works tirelessly for the Lord and has a burden and vision for her community. She works with the mayor, the school district, and community leaders to help the youth of the area. She teaches Bible studies in her own and other churches and has appeared on CTV. She is an intercessor who loves to minister to the hurting and see them set free from the bondage of the enemy. For further information call Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

‘Pizza & Praise’ To Be Held At Mingo Creek Church, ECO Mingo Church will be hosting ‘Pizza & Priase’ twice during the month of July. This is a casual, contemporary worship. Enjoy free pizza and beverages served at 6:30 PM, followed by worship at 7:00 PM. • July 11 with Speaker: Rev. Tom Ravazio • July 18 with Speaker Rev. John Owen All are welcome. Mingo Church is located 2 miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road

Mon-Yough Trinity Charge Offers Mid-Week Alternative Study and Worship The Mon-Yough Trinity Charge will be offering an alternative worship and study service in the middle of the week on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Perryopolis UMC. This is a time for spiritual refreshing in the middle of your busy week. Come and join us!

South Hills Assembly of God Church Announces July Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, in Bethel Park plans the following events for July. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit Sunday Worship Service You are invited to join us at 10:30 am for worship and Sunday morning service. Pastor Kendall Harris will share a message from God’s word. Miracle Healing Service 7:00 pm on Monday, July 2 with Pastor Rick Kardell; music by Healing Waters Praise Team. Jesus showed that Divine Healing is a vital part of God's plan for mankind. Fast and pray; bring the sick and afflicted! Summer Carnival! South Hills Summer Spectacular Carnival returns July 25-28 in our parking lot. Together with Hillcrest Christian Academy we will have one of our biggest events ever, with rides, games, food and tons of family-friendly fun!

St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood Announces July Meetings St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood will be hosting the following regularly scheduled meetings in July. • Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. Peter’s most every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. For more information, please 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 6:00 pm. • N.A. meets every Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter’s from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm and Saturday evening beginning at 7:00 pm. Please call the church at 412-8845225 or visit our website, Volunteer Opportunities are available for nearly all events!

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A REA C HURCHES O FFERING VACATION B IBLE S CHOOL Calvary Bible Church in North Charleroi Calvary Bible Church located at 990 4th St. Ext., North Charleroi, will have Vacation Bible School, “Kingdom Kids”, Sunday through Thursday, July 29 – Aug. 2 from 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM. There will be crafts, games, songs, & snacks for all boys and girls in grades K thru 6. During Bible Time the children will learn how Jesus can be the King of their hearts. 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 call 724-483-6108.

Bible Fellowship Community Church in West Newton Bible Fellowship Community Church in West Newton will be having Vacation Bible School each evening, starting Sunday night July 29th through Thursday night August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This year's theme is "Shipwrecked Rescued by JESUS". All children preschool through 6th grade are invited to come. They will venture to an uncharted island where kids discover the truth that by being anchored in the truth of God’s Word the Bible, that Jesus will rescue them and carry them through life’s storms. Each evening of their journey will be filled with uplifting worship songs, Bible lesson, craft, snack and games. For more information to start this adventure call the church office at 724-872-5150.

Crossroads Ministries in Finleyville “AMPED” will capture the children’s imagination as they have fun discovering that God wants us to live FULLY ALIVE! VBS runs Monday thru Friday, July 9 - 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.. Children will enjoy this exciting VBS. It includes: high energy worship, Bible lessons, hilarious skits, prizes, silly games, snacks, crafts and service projects that reach the hearts of children!

There is no cost - (purchasing VBS Tshirts is optional. They will be available during the week) - and you can preregister your child(ren) by going to our website 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.

St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s will be held July 23 - July 27 from 10:00 am – 12:00 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. Call 412-884-5225 or visit our website,

Elizabeth United Methodist Church in Elizabeth All children between the ages of 3 through those finishing 5th Grade are invited to the Elizabeth Community Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked.” VBS runs July 9 - 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. At “Shipwrecked”, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamworkbuilding games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-akind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and make fun crafts they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Elizabeth UMC is located at 317 Second Ave, in Elizabeth. Call 412384-8374 or 412-384-7050 for more information.

First United Methodist Church of Monongahela

Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four

FUMC Monongahela will host Vacation Bible School (VBS) – July 913, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked". Kids will venture to an uncharted island where they discover the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms. Come join us at First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. For more information please call 724-258-7054.

Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA will be having Vacation Bible School from Monday July 30 thru Friday August 3. The theme is “Shipwrecked”. Closing Program to be on Sunday, July 31st 10:45 a.m. |To learn more about VBS visit our website at or you can sign up for VBS at

Mon-Yough Trinity Charge Vacation Bible

Thomas Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four

Perryopolis United Methodist Church - July 16 - July 20, at Perryopolis United Methodist Church on Independence Street from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for ages K through 5th grade. The theme will be “Rome: Paul and the Underground Church.” You can preregister for this event by visiting Concord United Methodist Church - July 23 - 25th, at Concord United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for children 3rd through 5th grade. Pre-registerby visiting

Thomas Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four, will hold summer VBS the week of July 30 through August 3 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. VBS is for children aged four through the fifth grade. The theme this year is “Shipwrecked” - Rescued by Jesus. The children will enjoy Bible stories, art, songs, crafts and games. For information and registration for VBS at Thomas church visit the home page at Information can also be obtained by calling 724-9418910.

New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy in New Eagle The New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, located at 411 4th Ave., New Eagle, PA, will be holding Vacation Bible School August 6 through August 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The theme this year is "Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity". At Babylon VBS, kids and adults discover they're not much different from Daniel and his friends--and that they, too, can courageously keep faith in a faithless culture. All kids welcome from grades K through 8. For more information, please call 724-3103533.

Faith Community Church Lakeside in McMurray A summer kids’ event called ‘Passport to Peru’ VBS will be hosted at Faith Community Church Lakeside from July 16 to July 20. ‘Passport to Peru’ is like taking an adventurous trip to Peru! Kids will sing catchy songs, play highenergy games, dig into tasty Peruvian treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies, and explore what daily life is like for kids in Peru. Plus, kids get to watch short, captivating videos each day that provide a peek into Peru! Every day concludes with a Closing Celebration. Passport to Peru VBS is free for kids entering preschool through 6th grade for the 2018/2019 school year and will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. Registration is available at For more information, call 724-941-9035. 38 —————————————————————————————————————————

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SPORTS Lady Rams Volleyball Says ‘Thanks’ With Soap, Sponges and Water!

On June 2, the Ringgold Lady Rams Volleyball, varsity and junior varsity teams held a car wash in Monongahela. The car wash was held as a “thank you” to all those that stopped by and supported the players and team during the course of the season. Even the local PD stop to get their cruisers washed!


RAYSA U13/14 Lady Rams Soccer Team Goes Undefeated

The Undefeated RAYSA U13/14 Lady Rams - Sarah Orrick, Kayla Franks, Maria Romasco, Krenna Rahr, Lilly Bianchi, Elizzabeth Wilson, Hayleigh Jones, Ryan Wilson, Martina Stasko, Aubrey Esper, Kiersten Sedon, Sophia Poland, Devy Lenhart, Kaylen Grossi, Katelyn Ferrence, Morgan Walsh, Abby Whaley, Melissa Williams, Emily Doleno, and Tessa Ray. This group was coached by John Sargent, Steve Bucchianeri, and Sam Lytle.

Congratulations to the Ringgold Area Youth Soccer Association (RAYSA) U13/14 Lady Rams travel soccer team for finishing their Spring season with an undefeated record and outscoring all opponents 33-10.

Ringgold Baseball – 2018 State Champs! West Mifflin VFW Shows Their Support For Local Softball Team

The Ringgold Senior High School Baseball team finished their 2018 season with a 20-4 record, and won its first ever PIAA state championship on June 14, 2018 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, State College, PA. The photo collage above was provided by the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame to commemorate this outstanding accomplishment for a local high school.

All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin Commander Jake Bradich and Post Surgeon Bernie Zurawski showed their support by attending a game featuring the West Mifflin Titans girls' softball team sponsored by the veterans' organization. Also pictured are team members Mia Bey, Mackenzie Allen, Joylin Schaeffer, London Carter, Allie Black, Kaleigh Tatters, Ashley Barnes, Carrera Conley, Hailey Chuba, Rylie Dobnak and Jozlin Dukes. The team won 3-1 that day against Steel Valley.

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Pictured (L to R) are Penny Natale (Queen Bee), Hee Soo Kim, (Honey Bee), and Teresa Garella (Busy Bee).

Penny Natale and Pat Sheleheda (Baby Bee).

Youghiogheny Country Club 18 Hole Ladies’ Golf Association recently shared an event with the 9-Hole Ladies’ League for the annual ‘Queen Bee’. Donning the tiara for the ‘Queen Bee’ this year was Penny Natale with a net score of 70. Claiming the ‘Honey Bee’ award with a net 76 was Hee Soo Kim. Matching cards in a play-off for ‘Busy Bee’ with net 79s, Teresa Garella bested Betty Lee Hancsak and Diane Riley. This year’s ‘Baby Bee’ Nine-holer was Pat Sheleheda whoo had a net 42. 39 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Hobart Wins YCC Ladies Memorial Tournament Improving her score by 12 strokes for a net 65, Sue Hobart claimed first place in the 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association Memorial Tournament at Youghiogheny Country Club. The event paid tribute to the deceased members of their organization during a two-day 36 Hole Better Ball of two rounds. Teresa Garella was runner-up with a net 67. Last year’s winner was Jane Marino and runnerup was Hee Soo Kim

YCC Memorial Tournament Winners Sue Hobart and Teresa Garella.

YCC Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Winners Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Memorial Tournament winners, pictured (L to R) Judi Murray (Low Gross), Pat Sheleheda (Low Net), and Ginger Spang (Star of the Day).

YCC Women Enjoy the Petticoat Open

Pictured from left are Hee Soo Kim andDiane Riley.

Defying the weather forecast, the ladies of the 18 Hole Women’s Golf Association competed for the annual Petticoat Open held at the Youghiogheny Country Club recently. 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 Diane Riley with 19 points. Runner–up was Hee Soo Kim with 16 points. Last year’s winner was Vickie McDevitt.

Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church Golf Outing in Eighty Four Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church will hold a golf outing on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Rolling Green Golf Course in Eighty Four. There will be a 1:00 pm shotgun start. Format is 4 person best ball, blind scramble. Cost for the outing is $80 per person, or $320 per team and includes dinner and prizes after the outing. Hole games, mulligans, etc - beer will be sold at the clubhouse and hot dogs are available before tee off. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Building Fund. (Deadline for submitting teams and payment is July 18, 2018). Rolling Green Golf Course is located at 2426 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330. For more information call the church at 724-225-3431 or go to church website where you can print an entry form. Checks are to be made payable to Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church c/o Golf Outing, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330

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ENTERTAINMENT Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!




724-326-4222 1933 Main Street, Allenport 1 – Fireball Kid 3 – DJ Marty 8 – Fireball Kid 15 – Day One BALTIMORE HOUSE

412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd, Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9pm Fridays – Dart Tournament 8pm CHARLEROI LEGION

(724) 489-9059 234 Fallowfield Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022 14 - Karaoke with Kenny 9pm-1am 21 - The Forman 7-11pm

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7 – Ridgemont High 7 – Darren Miller (outside) 13 – Gas Station Disco 13 – Evan Dean (outside) 14 – Artistree 14 – Mark Ferrari (outside) 15 – Alien Ant Farm 20 – Steeltown 20 – Gary Prisby (outside) 21 – Desperado 21 – Juan Vasquez (outside) 27 – Billy the Kid and the Regulators 27 – Robin & Bob (outside) 28 – Solar Federation performing the music of Rush 28 – Katie Simone (outside) Tuesdays – Bar Bingo Wednesdays - Dueling Pianos (featuring the performers of Sing Sing) Thursdays – Country Line Dancing DENNY’S ROADHOUSE


412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd, Pittsburgh 6 – Radio Tokyo 6 – J.J. Mason (outside)


724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays - Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 -2


412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave, South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool

28 – Dave Iglar Band Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam w/ special guest ROY’S BY THE TRACKS


724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave, Finleyville Fridays – Free Juke Box 8-close Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8-close THE LINDEN GROVE

412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 6 – Elmos Fire 9pm 20 – 90’s Dance Music 27 – Dancing Queen 9pm Thursdays – Karaoke w/ Upbeat Entertainment Saturdays – Top 40’s Music & Videos R BAR

412-942-0882 2883 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 7 – Bo’ Hog Brothers 14 – Bill Ali Band

724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 6 – Fynal Tyme II 13 – Sea of Heads 20 – The Rock-It Band 27 – TBA Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke VALLEY HOTEL

412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd, Jefferson Boro Fridays – Open Stage Night all musicians welcome

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North Belle Vernon Community Bank ‘Polkafest’ Slated for July 29 North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be holding its annual ‘Polkafest’ on Sunday July 29 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Come out and dance to the all-time favorite great songs like the ‘Steeler Polka’, ‘In Heaven There Is No Beer’, and many more favorites. The feature band will be hall of famers, ‘The Trel-Tones’. It promises to be a great day of laughter, dancing, combined with plenty of food and drinks. The North Belle Vernon Community Bank is located just minutes off interstate 70 at exit #42, just a mile east of the Monongahela River. For more information, please call the North Belle Vernon Borough at 724-929-6930 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM or call RJ Sokol at 724-9292749.

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Blue-Grass Music Kicks Off Summer Concert Series in Chess Park

The “Doodads Band,” entertained the crowd with relaxing, toe-tapping and easy-listening music.

“Molly Jade” was second to perform with such hits as “Free Fallin’,” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”

By Jill Runfola Monongahela’s Chess Park was the venue to kick off the “2nd Annual Summer Concert Series” on Father’s Day, June 17, 2018. Sponsored by the Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) and the EQT Foundation, those in attendance enjoyed live music from local country blue-grass groups “The Doodads Band,” and “Molly Jade,” and the headliner Headliner band, “Jakobs Ferry Stragglers” group, “Jakobs Ferry Stragglers.” Several played original country blue-grass tunes food vendors were also on hand for the event. The concerts will perform once a month in July and August, with September being the final event.

Summer Concert Series at Chess Park in Monongahela Big Band and Jazz Featured Entertainment for July The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) an arts and culture organization serving the Mon Valley, is pleased to announce the July 15 entertainment lineup for their Summer Concert Series at Chess Park in Monongahela. The July 15 concert will be featuring three Jazz / Big Bands, “The Wally Gingers Orchestra" along with the “Twin Coaches Jr. Jazz Trio”. Headliners for the event will be “The Pittsburgh Big Band Legends” a 17piece jazz big band. This live entertainment is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and is free and open to the public. In addition to the three musical performances there will also be food vendors and two food trucks opening at 12:00 noon. Funded and sponsored by the EQT

Foundation along with the MVAA, the concert series will continue thru July and August with September being the final concert of very successful season supporting live music, local musicians and artists. 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. For information about MVAA, please visit their website 41 —————————————————————————————————————————— 42 —————————————————————————————————————————


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LifeSpan Announces Upcoming Events For July The LifeSpan Bethel Park Center is offering the AARP Safe Driving Class, Full Course on July 30 and 31. Classes are held from 9:30 am to 1:00 PM. Call to register 412-831-7111. The Century III Mall Center Book Club starts again on July 2. They are reading “We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. Discussion will begin at 10:20 am. The Chartiers Center has a trip to Phipps Conservatory “The Gardens of Sound and Motion” planned for Thursday, July 19. Cost for the trip is $16.95. You must be registered for OPT. Call 412-276-5056. All information is also available on their website at

CLAIRTON AREA AARP NEWS Summer Picnic Set for July 25 Clairton Area AARP #1612 will hold their annual summer picnic on Wednesday, July 25 at Clairton Park Lodge Pavilion #1 beginning at noon. Lunch will be catered by D&D Foods, and a reservation is required. Cost per person is $12. Fun and games will include a summer basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, bingo, door prizes, and lots of good food. Make your reservation today by calling Chuck at (412) 672-0650. No meeting will be held in August, but a trip to the Benedum Center to see the musical, “Aladdin,” is planned for August 30 and to Eastlake, Ohio to enjoy the sounds of the “Platters” in September. You can get further information about these and upcoming bus trips by calling Margie at (724) 872-1165. Call Barb at (412) 714-4411 for more information about our chapter or call Kathy at (412) 854-0594 to request a complimentary copy of our newsletter.

West Newton Center for Active Adults to Hold Painting Class A painting class will be held July 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 East Main Street in West Newton. Cost is $20, and covers all supplies and canvas. Call to make reservations at 724-872-4976.

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JULY SENIOR NEWS FROM THE VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER The Venetia Community Center is located in the old Venetia grade school at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held at 12:00 noon, the second and fourth week of the month 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. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure, and there are also blood pressure screenings. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. Please make a reservation by calling Caroline Dagg at 412-833-7111 or Erma Grego at 412-217-6806 . Senior lunches will be served twice in July: July 12 Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - Entertainment will be “Grocery Bingo” by Senior Life July 26 Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - Zacharia Brown elder law attorneys – Pittsburgh's premiere advocate for elders and their families. Birthdays for July: Bill Collar, Margie Hill, Irene Martin, Shirley Muehlman and Freda Vogelsberger.

Seniors for Safe Driving July Classes Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on today’s roadways. Upcoming Classes: July 13, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Forbes Hospital, Monroeville, PA 15146 July 25, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Carnegie Library McKeesport, McKeesport, PA 15132 To register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245. To register online, visit

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Recent Local Death Notices ANGEL, Lorraine E. (GIACOMELLI), 90, of Baldwin Borough, died June 7. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. APPLEGATE, Helen (BERESTECKY), 91, of Donora, died May 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ATTANUCCI, Dorothy Mae, 90, of South Park, died June 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BICKERTON, William “Bill”, 88, of Floreffe in Jefferson Hills, died May 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. BORCHICK, Pearl I., 92, of Finleyville, died May 26. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BURKHARDT, William David, 91, of Peters, died May 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CAREY, Jean Loerlein, 83, of Baldwin Borough, died June 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CASTANA, Mary, 97, of Charleroi, died June 10. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. CASTEEL, Mary Alice (EVERT), 78, formerly of South Hills, died June 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COMINSKY, Roy Fullerton, 87, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of North Charleroi), died June 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COSTA, Martin Favero, 93, of South Park, died May 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DELULIIS, Brenda Lynn, 46, of South Park, died May 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DOLENO, Lydia, 81, of Bethel Park, died May 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DORING, Henry W., 87, of Bethel Park, died June 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FISHER, Orpah L., 96, of South Park, died May 24. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FOREMAN, George Edward, 56, of West Mifflin, died May 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

FREUDENRICH, John, 91, of West Mifflin, died May 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GERNERT, William “Bill”, 87, of 12. May died Hills, Pleasant Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GOBRY, Donna, 73, of Monongahela, died May 11. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. GORDON, Edith A., 73, of Castle Shannon, died May 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GRANDY, Rita M., 73, of Fallowfield Township, died June 10. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. GREVNA, Wallace Anthony, 87, of Elco, died May 11. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HARTLEY, Jason Michael, 41, of Coal Center, died May 18. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HAYWOOD, Gail E., 91, of Dunlevy, died May 23. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HILEMAN, David J., 54, of Washington Township, died May 30. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HUNT, John T., Jr., 93, of Pleasant Hills, died May 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. INSERRA, Dorothea F. “Dot”, 82, of 20. May died Monongahela, Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JONES, Arlene I., 83, of Charleroi, died May 19. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. JURY, David J., 57, of Finleyville (formerly of South Park), died May 13. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. KRIMM, Olive M., 98, of Charleroi, died May 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. LEFFLER, Robert “Bob” Emory, 88, of 11. June died Hills, Pleasant Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. LIGHT, Donna Jean (HARTUNG), 83, of West Mifflin, died May 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

LUTES, Donna Lee (VAN LEER), 73, of Fallowfield Township, died June 10. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MARECIC, Eugene “Gene” R., 73, of Jefferson Hills, died June 1. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MASON, Donna Marie, 63, of West Mifflin, died June 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MICHALOSKI, Geraldine “Gerry” M., 75, of North Charleroi, died June 5. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. NEWSTROM, Margaret “Peggy” Ruth Lee, 102, of Charleroi, died May 28. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. O’BRIEN, Dennis J., 67, of West Mifflin, died June 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OLIXA, Michael R., 82, of Bethel Park, died May 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PENNLINE, Herman, L., 90, of Fallowfield Township, died May 26. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PIERARD, Anna, 104, of Carroll Township, died May 30. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. RABUZZI, Charlotte Ora, 99, of Washington (formerly of Finleyville), died May 28. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. RAVASIO, Rose (FAFONE), 92, of Monongahela, died June 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. REIS, Joan P. (DOLFI), 79, of Charleroi, died May 17. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. RIVET, Gary M., 62, of Jefferson Hills, died May 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROBERTS, Raina Ann Margaret Waggoner, 52, of Charleroi, died June 8. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ROTHBAUER, Mary Elizabeth, 94, of 25. May died Hills, Jefferson Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SANTO, Michael P., 75, of Coal Center, died May 26. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe.

SCRIP, Darla, 79, of Roscoe, died May 18. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SHEARER, Melanie (BRUNO), 61, of Whitehall, died May 27. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SHRUM, Jane Amalong, a.k.a. Jane Weitzel, 78, of Roscoe, died June 5. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SKLADANY, Mary L. “Kelly”, 89, of Baldwin Borough, died June 6. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SONCINI, Shirley (BENDEL), 80, of Floreffe in Jefferson Hills, died May 30. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. STAFFEN, Josie L. (DeROSA), 73, of Bethel Park [formerly of Monongahela (River Hill)], died May 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. STAUDT, Alfred Gerard, 82, of South Park, died May 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SUCHY, Terri L. McBurnie, 51, of Charleroi, died June 1. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. TONECHA, Robert L., 75, of Finleyville, died May 23. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. TUROSIK, Donald F., 83, of Coal Center, died June 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VECHO, Geraldine “Gerry”, 94, of Monongahela, died June 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VERBAARSCHOTT, Donna Marie R., 87, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died May 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WARDLE, Mary Ann, 78, of Venetia, died May 22. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. WELDON, Diana “Deege”, 71, of North Charleroi, died May 27. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. YATES, Deborah Ann, 59, of Finleyville, died June 11. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. ZANETTI, James H. Jr., 60, of West Mifflin, died May 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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Home & Garden WESTERN PA MUSHROOM CLUB NEWS The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club announces the following mushroom walks and monthly meeting for July 2018. MUSHROOM WALKS: • Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. Ryerson Station, Greene County. Meet WPMC Identifier Jared White at the intersection of McNay Ridge Road and Bristoria Road for a walk on the Iron Bridge Trail. Free. • Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. North Park, Allegheny County. Meet WPMC Identifier and Past-President John Stuart at the Swimming Pool parking lot. Free. • Saturday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. Ohiopyle State Park (Fayette County). Meet WPMC Identifier Jared White at the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) parking lot off Sheridan Street, across from the Ohiopyle House Café. We’ll be doing Baughman Trail. Come prepared for elevation changes and likely a longer hike than the typical two hours. Free. MONTHLY MEETING: The next meeting for the WPMC will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road. Speaker: WPMC Identifier Sarah Banach. Topic: The Artist Experience in the Forest. The meeting is free and includes a mushroom display table staffed by expert identifiers. For more information, email or visit

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


BALDWIN BOROUGH Irene Keller AW Properties LLC Jay Simpson David Zelle trustee Richard Devine Laura Packy Estate of Shirley Killgallon Estate of Yvonne McWilliams Paul Palko et al. Linda Rae Hodge Estate of Mary Reis William Murphy Joanne McWilliams estate et al. Kristina Giampa Estate of Dwight Wolff Estate of Nancy Perri Judith Venslovas trustee Heather Kichta Micheal Kelly Walter Thomas Richard Dumm et al. Deana Cancilla


Kyaw Chaw and Nan Nway Timothy Szalkuski Shayne Long Rhya Bianchi Shawn and Betsy Marshall Mid Atlantic Modern Homes LLC Krishna Bahadur and Buddhi Maya Biswa Tommy Holliday Jr. Keshav Adhikari Narayan Pokhrel and Radhika Khanal Paul and Diane Palko Higher Housing Solutions LLC Thein Wai and Ma Myint Andrew Loptaka and Kristen Bolz Andrew Knuth III Tek and Devi Adhikari Michael Asser and Armu Mu Krista Abboud Stephanie Elder Mum and Khina Gautam Ryan Kelley Joseph Geyer

167 Cedarcove St. 46 Gensler Road 1507 Hollyrood Road 602 Palace Court 5282 Range Drive 3031 Churchview Ave. 1629 Hollyrood Road 1424 Junior Drive 500 Macassar Drive 519 Rosewood Drive 18 Tommy Drive 814 Wenger St 494 Biro Drive 3837 Churchview Ave. 3800 Cynthia Drive 522 Elaine Drive 5261 Elmwood Drive 4729 Gardenville Road 103 Joseph St. 641 Judith Drive 1701 Michael Drive Unit G 1000 Missionary Drive

Price $95,000. $117,000. $112,000. $110,000. $175,000. $61,500 $150,000. $162,500. $176,500. $118,600. $200,000. $52,000. $135,00 $163,000. $118,000. $174,900. $180,000. $70,000. $117,022. $210,000. $170,000. $62,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP BSAT LLC Jared and Elizabeth Decker Clare Ratway Evan Koser and Alexis Culshaw MTGLQ Investors L.P. LCD Investments LLC Joseph Timmerman Abbas Suhail Estate of Keith Leslie Newport Drive Properties Inc. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp Barbara Marshall Catherine Janicki Federal National Mortgage Assn.

1504 Beltram Ave. 429 Dewalt Drive 706 Newport Drive 408 Dewalt Drive 700 Newport Drive 553 Old Farm Road 409 Pearce Road

BENTLEYVILLE Richard Young Estate of Yvonne Wildman

Justin Hindman Kenneth Christopher Lindley

108 Oak St. 212 Piersol Ave.

$52,000. $101,000.

BETHEL PARK Michael Snyder Bernard Bisbey Nathan Lavezoli Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Samantha Vais and Zachary Weber John and Sheryl Lewis Zachary and Mallory Herd Davis Dailey

178 Bluestone Drive 1005 Brookfield Drive 2332 Cassidy Drive 2821 Cedar St.

$260,000. $369,900. $290,000. $38,568.

$161,500. $121,000. $90,000. $110,500. $93,000. $100,000. $2,022 by sheriff's deed.



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BETHEL PARK Rolling Lambert Building Co. Chandrasekaran Sivaramakrishnan Carol Todd Gary Stinson Estate of Nancy Woods Estate of Florence Salapow Wayne Starkey Ryan Faust et al. Thomas Nicholls Richard Hagelauer et al. Scott Senay

Louis and Margaret Loutzenhiser 2039 Cool Springs Drive Michelle Lee Novak and Ryan Stephen Zielinski 820 Greenhaven Drive Steven Paoletti 3050 Greenwald Road Max William and A llison Bernardi Caldwell 2516 Highland Circle Russell and Linda Rice 55 Highland Road Unit 202 Kim Ventrone 4954 Linda Drive Philip and Melissa DeVilling 349 Marshall Road Christopher and Jessica Bartholomew 6053 McPherson Ave. Martin Blashock 5985 Murdock Ave. Pavel Bulanov and Anna Voitenko 5969 Pudding Stone Lane David and Melissa Marie Merkle 2206 Short St.

Christopher Bartholomew Alan Hassick Guaranty Bank Alia Properties LLC Richard Miller Stephen and Megan Gerwel Joanne LaRosa trustee Jeffrey and Amanda Marsch Dylan Rohar Adam and Kaitlyn Bettwy Brian Johnson MTGLQ Investors L.P. Anthony Vincent Sands Buu Dang and Lam Mach Wendy Gerlach Brian James Wambach Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trusteeSing Kwan and Ying Yuk Ng Nga Vorasiangsuk Joyce Rusinack Finance America Reverse LLC Robert Stano Jeffrey Sies Raymond KM Wong and Tina Wai Ling Fong Thomas Herbertson et al. Michael and Rebecca Bohonek Rywood LLC Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Evan Klauda Jerome and Laura Ecklin Hariharan Padmanabhan Alisha and Eric Sinagra Lucille Dailey Donna and John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Robert Norton Herbert Clifford and Joyce Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Estate of Joshua Bittner Robert Gratzmiller Jr. and Sharon Gratzmiller John Donovan Anthony and Theresa Tomasello


1105 Timberidge Drive Unit F 5733 Willow Terrace Drive 125 Amberwood Court 524 Bassett Drive 7 Conestoga Drive 4794 Criss Road 2972 Eastview Road 5393 Florida Ave. 360 Logan Road 2520 Milford Drive 6055 Ramsgate Drive 213 Thunderwood Drive 2721 Tischler Road 5601 Willow Terrace Drive 5821 Wilson Drive 3380 Altherton Drive 1006 Berrington Court 103 Berrington Court 2609 Center St. 6152 Collie Drive

$297,850. $355,000. $190,000. $162,000. $87,500. $108,000. $150,000. $169,000. $140,400. $245,000. $168,750. $112,000. $75,000. $295,550. $241,500. $250,000. $1,811 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. $260,000. $156,000. $68,000. $127,000. $185,000. $253,000. $203,000. $145,000. $165,000. $355,000. $183,000. $150,000. $105,000. $276,000.















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Basics of Mulching Like other land and garden products, mulch can go a long way toward helping plants thrive. Mulch comprises just about any material that is spread over the surface of soil. Its purpose is primarily to help soil retain moisture. In addition, mulch can staunch weed growth, keep soil cool, improve the aesthetics of garden beds, and even improve soil nutrient composition. When the right mulch is chosen, it can reduce the amount of time homeowners spend watering and weeding their gardens and insulate plants from dramatic changes in weather. Gardeners may not realize that mulch also can prevent garden soil from becoming overly compacted, according to HGTV. This can mean beneficial earthworms can move easily through the soil, creating channels for water and depositing their nutrient-rich waste products. Gardeners can choose organic or inorganic mulch. Organic mulches are derived from natural materials that will decompose over time, lending organic matter as well as various nutrients to the (Continued on page 47)





BETHEL PARK Kelly Yanosick Bradley and Kaila Schollaert Fitch Adam Brant Alan Noel Crump Jr. and Courtney Ellen Rice Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC B Michael and Carolyn Singer C. Michael Rose Nanci Miller Gary Wheeler Homes4Comfort LLC Mark Lazzaro Joshua and Sara Zorich Matthew Cole Silliman DP Development Consulting LLC Jennifer L Gardner Wright Jessica Smith Patrick Herbertson James and Constance Walsh Robert McGahey Tyler Ciranni and Heather Kelley Paul Orefice Lucia Buckley et al. and Daniel Buckley Marsha Davis Jordan Bush William Patterson Kristin Crothers et al. and William Crothers

27 Conestoga Drive 3316 Crestview Drive 1633 Holly Hill Drive 106 Horning Road 5755 Library Road 98 Logan Road 2412 Longcrest Ave. 5317 Main St. 6045 Oak Park Drive 231 Oaklyn Road 137 Old Village Lane 340 Patterson Road 246 Regency Place

CHARLEROI Earl Masters JPMorgan Chase Bank Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Nickolas Patton Estate of Earl Masters Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Kelly Herrman KAT Capital LLC JWE Detroit Holdings LLC Thomas Zimmerlink Jr.

Jermaine Anthony and Derrick Matthew Taylor Castlerock 2017 LLC Stephanie Stafford Blake McDonald and Laura Krajzel Joseph Federer Shaina Johnson Shawn and Christine Watkins Rosie Rentals LLC Leng May Brian Kettering

901 Lincoln Ave. 923 Meadow Ave. 215 Oakland Ave. 1204 Lower Crest Ave. 913 Oakland Ave. 823 Prospect St. 1200. Shady Ave. 422 Shady Ave. 1025 McKean Ave. 141 McKean Ave.

FINLEYVILLE Steffanie Jones

Larissa Ziemianski

3495 Lincoln Ave.

JEFFERSON HILLS Maronda Homes Inc. VCS Assoc. Inc. Andrew Withum

Gregory Anthony Costa Jr./ Amanda Tomich Costa 335 Hunters Field Circle AUUE Inc. 3000 Practice Tee Drive David and Diva Mares 2048 Silverdale Drive

Price $192,000. $164,900. $343,806. $187,500. $20,000. $177,500. $61,000. $108,900. $160,000. $200,400. $170,000. $187,000. $290,000. $9,000. $17,500. $3,000 by sheriff’s deed. $20,000. $5,000. $2,000 by sheriff’s deed. $10,000. $15,200. $7,500. $30,000. $119,900. $330,000. $2,415,000. $300,000.

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Federal National Mortgage Assn. John Casteel Jr. Steven Mazefsky Richard Torchia Antonio Ciotti Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC Bernard O’Black Jr. MB2K Development Inc. Zokaites Properties LLC Eileen Martin James Muha

Maria and Hunter Carmichel Nicole Hoffman and Justin Nix Robert and Mary Carr R Davis Holdings LLC Abraham and Jaclyn Waddell NVR Inc. James Watazychyn and Marilyn Szijarto Michael and Jessica Jordan Albert and Elizabeth Winters Colleen Mallon and Brandon Kennedy Christopher Saylor

1267 Bickerton Drive 1211 Gill Hill Road 2130 Adams Drive 329 Coal Valley Road 620 Gill Hall Road 368 Greene Drive 1106 Hilltop St. Shenandoah Drive Thomas Jefferson Drive 301 Vine St. 416 W. Deer Park Drive

MONESSEN Sidney Campbell Edward Seftas Julian Campbell Ted Mauro Edna Ongaco Lorene McCrae Edna Ongaco Matthew Hrycko Ardith Wheaton Housing & Urban Development

Federal National Mortgage Assn. Janice Lexie J&R Real Estate Holdings LLC Joy Hydo Andre Lemont Smith Jennifer Zeagler Andre Lemont Smith Midfirst Bank FSB Albert Neidermeyer Jr.&Melissa Neidermeyer Geddy Lee Stoneman

900 Athalia Ave. 1150 Graham Ave. 110 Luce Ave. 12 Anderson Court 617 Chestnut St. 620 Chestnut St. 1201 Reservoir Ave. 718 Second St. 1454 Graham Ave. 1304 Grand Blvd.

MONONGAHELA Jack Schwenk First Choice Home Specialists LLC Thomas DiBasilio Sheila Domhoff Richard Bucchianeri

Nathan Paul Mayernik Joshua Cole Dawn Sosnak Patricia Uncapher Matthew and Erin Driskil

504 Marne Ave. 441 Fourth St. 782 Cassidy Ave. 783 E. Railroad 574 Park Way

$96,000. $20,000. $47,500. $17,300. $65,000.

NEW EAGLE Federal National Mortgage Assn. Andrew Kuch Jr. and Stephanie Kuch Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Herbert Sheppard Ruth Moskal et al. John Gamble/Patricia Ann Houghton Gamble

419 Broadway St. 188 Morton St. 411 Fifth Ave.

$32,500. $1,500 by sheriff’s deed. $49,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Charles Cortinovis Jason Dallas Neeta Patel Estate of John Pawlik Joshua Kevech Allen Berliner Anthony Konopka NVR Inc. Mary Grace Krebs et al. Estate of Stephen Takes

165 Bittersweet Circle 144 Brookdale Circle 315 Buffalo Ridge Road 126 Canterbury Lane 809 E. McMurray Road 239 Fox Run Drive 121 Greenbriar Drive 676 Scenic Drive 3772 Washington Road 942 Bebout Road

Jon and Nancy Shellhaas Peter and Ashley Bissert Timothy and Magdalena Wojton HP Pennsylvania I LLC Cynthia Sumner Michael Hanna and Sherin Shehata Kellie and Keith Lewis BGRS LLC Transformation Media LLC Joseph and Michelle Chirumbolo

Price $161,000. $120,000. $419,000. $19,000. $128,000. $60,000. $115,000. $81,900. $200,000. $168,000. $245,000. $1,693 by sheriff’s deed. $15,000. $20,250. $48,000. $1,500. $18,000. $4,000. $1,512 by sheriff’s deed. $123,000. $46,000.

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soil. Organic mulches also may contain beneficial microorganisms that can fight against plant diseases. Inorganic mulches may be made of stones, landscape fabrics and plastic. Both types will need to be amended or replaced as they degrade. To work effectively, mulch should be applied in a two- to three-inch layer of material, state the experts at Old World Garden Farms. This is the ideal amount to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth without choking plants. Also, mulch that is too thick may make it impossible for water to penetrate, or it may prevent the soil from airing out, causing continuously wet conditions that lead to root and stem rot. The University of Connecticut Home & Garden Education Center says mulch should not be placed directly against plant crowns or tree bases, as this can promote the development of disease. It may also serve as a habitat for bark- and stem-eating rodents. The center also suggests watering newly installed bark or wood mulches to prevent fungi from colonizing in dry mulch and causing problems like a water-repellent surface. Home landscapers considering mulch types may find that compost, manure and grass clippings can be inexpensive and versatile. The Spruce notes that newspaper may also be effective. Many newspapers have switched over to organic dyes. Newspapers are an inexpensive way to suppress weeds and act like organic mulch in beds. They can be covered with other organic mulch, like shredded bark, for more visual appeal. 48 —————————————————————————————————————————


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JEFFERSON HILLS Eric Susoeff et al. Francis Groves Michael Swisher Estate of Carolann Stauffer BGRS LLC David Rebholz National Transfer Services LLC Ruth Reda Jeanine M Haynes Revocable Trust Federal National Mortgage Assn. Estate of Ruth Englund Ronald Kachuriak Crescent Contracting Corp. Linda Taylor Daivd Molter Bryan Barbour Robert Leech Thomas Homes Inc. Mohan Bhat William Duerr McHael Ansell

Federal National Mortgage Assn. Matthew and Erin Quigley Vance and Shannon Hazzard Robert and Georgann Jenkins Adam and Melissa Wojcuich National Transfer Services LLC Michael Wagner Rebecca Sohn and Barry McElroy Riley and Eliana Jorgensen Janet Torriero Kevin Dulski and John Kovac Paul and Jennifer Handke Francis Groves Bruce and Mary Anne Higginbotham Merico and Jodi Lignelli John Tropeano Jr. Catherine Terrill John Korpi IV and Andria Smith Jeffrey Popko and Susan Butala Lindsey Groves Christopher and Elyse Greenhouse

1063 Elizabeth Drive 109 McIntosh Drive 136 Monterey Drive 118 Roscommon Place 676 Scenic Drive 360 Turkeyfoot Road 360 Turkeyfoot Road 206 Victoria Lane 119 Crestview Drive 112 Hemlock Drive 104 Holly Drive 136 Marble Drive 130 Robinhood Lane 407 Rockledge Drive 179 Roscommon Place 204 Royalbrooke Drive 116 Sandpiper Lane 204 Sussex Way 104 Trotwood Drive 950 Venetia Road 108 Woodside Drive

$1,033 by sheriff’s deed. $448,000. $1,090,000. $230,000. $512,500. $475,000. $400,000. $324,900. $239,900. $220,500. $205,000. $331,000. $354,900. $670,000. $235,000. $295,000. $156,000. $95,000. $720,000. $242,250. $373,500.

PLEASANT HILLS Brian Rose Gregory Tomshay William Lowery Matthew Zupetic Naresh Shah Anna Ayoob Richard Pieczynski

Jeremy Shosky Eldridge Kimbrough II and Melissa Dickerson LSF10 Master Participation Trust Michael and Aleta Bruzzese John Edward Casteel Jr. & Cheryl Anne Casteel Joseph Caldwell and Debbie Strong Richard and Noreen Yennerell

153 Revere Drive 115 Columbia Drive 238 Crestview Drive 312 Maize Drive 110 Robinson Drive 108 Audrey Drive 310 Tassel Lane

$130,000. $170,000. $2,069 by sheriff’s deed. $245,000. $265,000. $129,900. $219,900.

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Did you know? Leaf spot is a term used to describe various diseases that affect the foliage of ornamentals and shade trees. According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the majority of instances of leaf spot are caused by fungi, though some are the result of bacteria. While leaf spot can contribute to some defoliation in a plant, the Missouri Botanical Garden notes that established plants can tolerate near-complete defoliation if it occurs late in the season or less frequently than every year. However, small trees or those that are newly planted are more vulnerable to damage resulting from defoliation than established trees. Damage from leaf spot tends to occur in the spring, when wet weather and wind splashes and blows spores from fungi onto newly emerging leaves. The spores then germinate in the wet leaves, ultimately infecting them.





ROSTRAVER William Fabbri David Carden Estate of Kenneth Reigh Thomas Patterson Jr. Housing & Urban Development David Serena DS Services Group Corp. Carl Nicolaus Rochelle Latkanich James Lee Entech LLC Entech LLC

Rostraver Township Alan and Haley Hritz Patrick Rosal Jr. and Lauren Rosal Scott and Ashley Patterson Jason and Heather Rodebaugh Ryan and Briana Meyer Cornerstone Land LLC Damon and Janette Grimm Kristopher Smith Nicholas and Emily Aubitz Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc.

127 Elks Place 504 Manor Gate Lane 444 Belrose Drive 1117 1119 Broad Ave. 111 Fell Ave. 633 James Drive SR 3017 State Route 136 130 Stump Drive 499 W. Spring Grove Blvd. 263 Stump Drive 320 Stump Drive

SOUTH PARK Pamela Jobes David Mares Robert Brill III Estate of Virginia Carlini Estate of Joan Breitigan James Marshall et al. Albert Emerick Robert Papakie Daniel Rock Kathleen Hosbach trustee

Tracy Macyda Daniel Hutchison and Emily Adkins RaynerShine 2 LLC William and Cristi Weekley Federal National Mortgage Assn. Emily and Micah Raffo Ganga Devi and Megh Dhakal Adam Lamendola and Ashley Minor Matthew and Sydney Krawiec Mark and Bonnie Gildea

1886 Kirkby Drive 6507 Springvale Drive 506 Victory Drive Wilson Road 4603 Colvin Court 6337 Helen St. 2639 Keats Drive 1545 Barnes Ave. 2000 Hertford Drive 1971 Sleepy Hollow Road

SPEERS David Mascara Daniel Bazar

Joshua Carson Mur Rose LLC

703 Lewis Ave. 107 Pennsylvania Ave.

Price $5,000. $124,900. $163,000. $115,000. $107,500. $228,500. $3,814. $40,000. $206,000. $335,000. $108,000. $54,000. $100,000. $194,500. $80,000. $8,000. $2,521 by sheriff’s deed. $120,000. $185,000. $220,000. $234,900. $275,000. $155,000. $235,000.

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Governor’s Trophy Awarded to Town & Country Garden Club Town & Country Garden Club members are pictured above displaying the “Governor’s Trophy” which was awarded to the club at the recent Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Convention in Washington, PA. An engraved silver bowl and tray, and a certificate recognized the club as the most outstanding small garden club with less than 29 members. The award was accepted by President, Terri Laird and the Town & Country Garden Club Members attending the convention. This award is given to a Federated Garden club that has distinguished itself by providing a year of well-balanced club programs, exceptional civic activity, club projects in all areas of conservation, and activity in State projects. 51 —————————————————————————————————————————— 52 —————————————————————————————————————————


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UNION TOWNSHIP Mary Lynn Welsh Christine Warhola Harold Daugherty James Bonner Estate of Thomas Hutchko Alexis Glod Frank Pietroforte Scott Lower and Diann Taylor Mulkern Irrevocable Grantor Trust Rebecca Ruth Craig JP Morgan Mortgage Acquistion CorpJames Chisholm

162 Cinque Terra Place 36 Finley Ave. 6927 Spruce St. 62 Airport Road 6720 Highland Ave. 12 Maple St.

WHITEHALL Karen L Brannon Fortier Edward Loy Joseph Lampart Skytop Village LLC Jane Yanosick trustee Kevin Faulds Helen Roth trustee Robert Kramer Caitlin E Grattan Caponi Dena Alario Amy Williams Estate of Stephen Vucich Jared Pcholinski Douglas Otto Estate of Harry Binakonsky Charles Schorr Bernard Rossi estate et al. Janice Dobbs

5137 Caste Drive Clairton Blvd. 4594 Doverdell Drive 1656 1712 Parkline Drive 5044 Parkvue Drive 3331 Reiland St. 3208 Woodridge Drive 5005 Dolores Drive 3 Hennig Drive 4221 Highgrove Road 4306 Highgrove Road 4828 Roberta Drive 5352 Spring Valley Drive 512 Weyman Road 198 Beall Drive 1517 Bevan Road 158 Del Rio Drive 5011 Dolores Drive

Renee Baker Lance and Alyse Davis Kail Mindy Miller and Andrew Wilkens BG73 Properties LLC Joseph Carse Jr. and Debra Carse Andrew Robert Zirpoli and Sarah Mack Jiten Gurung Justin and Jamie Simoni Kellyn Goldbach Erin Alario and Vincent Alario Jr. Cassidy Ardeno Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Jordan Lowe William Brown and Colleen Coates Klaus Sturzebecher Man Bahadur and Nar Das Hari and Neela Neopaney Brendon and Kelly Schenecker

$180,000. $200,000. $108,000. $199,900. $160,000. $54,100. $172,500. $8,000. $245,000. $3,050,000. $185,000. $145,000. $216,000. $265,000. $136,900. $146,800. $146,900. $12,365 by sheriff’s deed. $169,500. $129,900. $271,800. $160,000. $200,000. $325,000.

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School News...School News West Mifflin VFW Awards $1,000 in Scholarships

West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid awarded its annual Walt Kuczma scholarships to three students at the West Mifflin Area High School senior recognition day May 23. Pictured are first place winner Zkkrah Patterson, second place, Meilin Titus, and third, Jacob Kosuda, as well as VFW Post 914 Commander, Jake Bradich and Junior Vice Commander David Luikart.

By Michael P. Mauer Three Walt Kuczma scholarships totaling $1,000 were presented by West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid to students during the West Mifflin Area High School senior recognition day on May 23, 2018. Receiving the top award was Zkkrah (Ziggy) Patterson. Meilin Titus earned second place honors, while Jacob Kosuda won third. In addition to each winner receiving a recognition certificate from the post, the scholarships included monetary awards of $500, $300 and $200 respectively. Each of the students competed by writing an essay on an assigned patriotic theme. The submitted works were judged by faculty members of West Mifflin Area High School. For the top awardee, Patterson, this was the second scholarship he has received from VFW Post 914. The West Mifflin student won the unit’s $100 Voice of Democracy prize in 2016. “The post was very encouraged that studentsare taking advantage of the opportunities offered through the VFW youth activities programs,” said scholarship organizer and VFW Post 914 Quartermaster, Gary Ruston. “When this was set up by our VFW Post 914 founder many years ago, the idea was to provide something that would positively impact our youth and community.” The West Mifflin VFW scholarship program is named after the post’s founder and first commander, Walter R. Kuczma. The Kuczma scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors at West Mifflin Area High School, and provide cash awards to three students seeking postsecondary education. All applicants for the scholarships must have had a family member who served honorably in the United States armed forces. Those interested in applying should contact the high school’s guidance office. For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, visit the group’s website at:, or contact VFW Post 914 Commander Bradich at: 412-464-9838.

St. Thomas More’s Principal Rosi Receives Primary Administrator Award St. Thomas More Catholic School principal Joseph Rosi received the 2018 Pennsylvania Primary Administrator Award in Harrisburg on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The award, given by PA CAPE (Pennsylvania Council on American Private Education), honors only three principals in the state of Pennsylvania each year within the categories of early childhood, primary and secondary education. Award finalists were asked to write a letter of response detailing how winning the award would help them promote their school and private education in Pennsylvania. Principal Rosi noted, “Because of our ability to focus on the whole child at St. Thomas More, as well as their family, we have seen student successes that are unparalleled.” He also underscored his desire to advocate for private education in our state and national legislatures. He believes that “all children deserve the best education possible no matter their financial situation.” According to PA CAPE, the winners for the award are leaders who, in the eyes of the community, model outstanding educational leadership to the teachers, school and communities that they serve. They are passionate and committed to engaging and developing their staff and schools with whom they are entrusted. Mr. Rosi shared, “My life’s vocation is to be a father, and that, coupled with the privilege of being a principal, allows me to shape both my own children’s and other children’s educational experience. That is profound to me.” He also described why he believes so strongly in private education, stating, “At St. Thomas More, teachers have their own children who attend our school and it gives them a unique perspective on teaching. Here, we are successful because of our belief in providing our students with twenty-first century skills, a strong faith and a sense of service.” St. Thomas More School celebrated Principal Rosi’s award with a reception following the 8:45 a.m. school mass on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Christ Lutheran Pre-School Registration Registration for the Fall 2018 term at Christ Lutheran Pre School is now open for children who will be 4 years old by December 31, 2018. Please call 724-872-7177 to have a registration packet mailed to you. You can also call Stacey at 724-288-4293 to schedule a personal visit. We make learning fun. We will get your child ready for Kindergarten, here at Christ Lutheran Pre-School, where a kid can be a kid! 54 —————————————————————————————————————————


West Mifflin Area High School and South Allegheny Middle High School Close Out School Year with New “Grab and Go” Breakfast Model Early Results Show Dramatic Increase In Student Participation Among Those Receiving Free And Reduced-Rate Meals Looking to increase student participation in their school breakfast programs, West Mifflin Area High School and South Allegheny Middle/Senior High School closed out the academic year by implementing a new “Grab and Go” Breakfast Model in preparation for the 2018-19 academic year. Innovative practices like the “Grab and Go” breakfast cart have dramatically increased student participation, especially for those who qualify for free or reducedrate school meals. Early results from West Mifflin Area High School and South Allegheny Middle High School are impressive. West Mifflin High School saw an increase from 153 to 193 students and South Allegheny Middle High School went up from 186 to 235 students. Allies for Children advocated at the state level for the importance of school breakfast. In the 2020 Blueprint “Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger Free Pennsylvania”, Governor Wolf established a goal of having all schools in Pennsylvania serve at least 60% of their free and reduced priced population of students both breakfast and lunch. This means having at least 60 students who qualify for free and reduced price meals eat school breakfast for every 100 eating school lunch. Now available in five school districts, the Allies of Children pilot program is funded by the Henry L. Hillman Foundation. Allies for Children worked with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help implement the initiative. “We all learned growing up that ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’ This is especially true for our middle and high school age students who quality for free or reduced price meals at school,” says Patrick Down, executive director, Allies for Children. “This pilot program is successfully combating food insecurity and leading to better health, better test scores, and improved dietary intake.”

Valley Garden Club Awards Scholarship to Ringgold Grad The Valley Garden Club recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Ringgold graduate Chase Ambrose. Chase is the son of James and Jennifer Ambrose of Donora. Chase will be attending California University of PA majoring in Environmental Studies: Fisheries and Wildlife Biology.

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Cal U Plans An “Out Of This World” Experience For Children This Summer. Registration is open for Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids programs “Out of This World!” That’s the theme for SEEK, the University’s annual Summer Educational Enrichment for Kids program for children entering grades 1-8. Classes will be held July 9-13 and July 23-27. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. daily. Cost is $135 per child for a full-week, fullday 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. Since it was founded in 2000, the award-winning summer program has provided children with learning experiences that are academically challenging and entertaining. Curriculum options are tailored to specific age groups and encourage all participants to reach their maximum learning potential. For information and to register, visit or email

Rep. Cook Celebrates Success of Rural Arts Collaborative Education Project Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) joined with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Fayette Country Cultural Trust and Bentworth School District in organizing today’s 2018 Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) Spring Institute. Held at Bentworth High School, the purpose of this event was to share RAC project experiences, themes and project outcomes. It also served as a forum for artists, teachers, principals, superintendents and local government officials to share their stories about how the project has successfully impacted their students academically, socially, emotionally and in their respective communities. “Today, we are celebrating the success of the Rural Arts Collaborative Education Project and RAC consortium in giving our students the benefit of a professional, hands-on arts education experience, while at the same time, helping to beautify their communities with public art,” said Cook. “Due to the generous financial support of the Benedum Foundation, the cost for implementing these outstanding residential artist education programs for taxpayers is absolutely zero. Again, I would personally like to thank the Benedum Foundation for generously investing to improve our region’s quality of life and supplementing our efforts to attract both employers and employees to the 49th Legislative District.” The Benedum Foundation is dedicated to encouraging human development through strategically placed charitable resources in Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Over the years the foundation has authorized grants of more than $410 million. To date, the RAC project has successfully infused project-based learning into the arts curriculum in 15 school districts, serving more than 4,000 students, including Beth Center, Bentworth, Brownsville, Frazier and Ringgold located in the 49th Legislative District. Local communities benefiting from this program are Beallsville, Cokeburg, Donora, Ellsworth, Marianna and Monongahela. Each artist residency is either a full semester or academic year placement, working with a lead art teacher or a team of lead teachers in those residencies which prefer a cross-curricular approach. The RAC teaching artists use a project based learning approach, requiring a capstone outcome in the form of a public art piece that can be installed, or a performance or video to create some lasting form of art that will be part of the students, school and community in some way.

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Madonna Catholic Regional School Announces 4th Quarter Honor Roll The Madonna Catholic Regional School wishes to announce the students who made the 4th quarter Honor Roll.

GRADE 7 Highest Honors Gracie Rodriguez

GRADE 8 Highest Honors Aleah Siwula

High Honors John Glaneman, Ava Walsh GRADE 6

High Honors Amy Petersen, Chloe Pordash, Chelsea Sala, Gabriella Serrao

This past June, twelve students from Belle Vernon Area High School traveled with Spanish teacher, Miss Stephanie Flatt, to the country of Peru. Students took a train and then hiked to the top of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas and one of the Wonders of the World. The students climbed the ancient site known as Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley and toured the towns of Cuzco and Puno. Then they visited the Korikancha Temple, Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and Cuzco Cathedral. They also explored the capital, Lima and discovered the area of Miraflores on the Pacific coast. The students were able to practice their Spanish speaking skills to order their food and shop in the local markets. Lastly, students took a boat ride on Lake Titicaca and had the opportunity to interact with the native people who still live on the islands. The students had a great time learning about another culture and are looking forward to the next trip that the teacher is taking to Costa Rica. Students that made the trip were: Mikey Danto, Sydney Decurtis, Atacie Eversburg, Jackson Guess, Kaitlyn Helton, Jackson Jewell, Gianna Laurita, Mia Lubrani, Malena Rodriguez, Ian Shahan, Sarah Smith, Sam West


Highest Honors Aubrey Siwula

Honors Ivy Dieujuste, Sophia Startare

High Honors Molly Brady-Bishop Micah Petrosky Maria Romasco Mallory Valentine

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

Preserve Your Family Collection Series Want to learn more about how to preserve and care for your important family documents? Join us for our upcoming three-part series as we discuss basic preservation and dating techniques for various documents and photographs. Registration required for all programs individually. You do not need to attend all programs in the series. • Save Your stuff: Part 1: Intro to Preservation & Documents - Monday, July 23 at 6:30 pm •Save Your Stuff: Part 2: Photographs Care and Dating - Monday, July 30 at 6:30 pm • Save Your Stuff: Part 3: Digital Photos – Monday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 pm

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

Summer Reading for Adults Summer Reading for Adults begins on July 2 and runs through August 6. Our theme is ‘Libraries Rock!!’ Each participant will receive a goody bag and a "rock garden" to complete throughout the summer. Turn in your rock garden by August 10 for a chance to win great prizes. Reading books and attending programs will earn rocks for your garden! We have some great programs planned, so be sure to stop in and register starting July 2nd!

Barrels to Beethoven Come to the Library on Wednesday, July 25th at 7pm for a steelpan demonstration. This program is through Barrels to Beethoven and teaches about the history and building process of the steelpan throughout the performance. Audience members will also have a chance to try the instruments and perhaps, learn a tune. All ages are welcome!

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

Donora Public Library Summer Reading Program The final day to register for Donora Public Library's Summer Reading Program is Monday, July 9. The program, which continues for 5 weeks, will be offered to two age groups. The theme this year is “Libraries Rock" and will explore music in books, movies and live events.

Children’s Programs On Tuesdays, starting July 10, children ages 3 to 8 will participate in planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. Children who join the summer program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and succeed. On Thursdays, starting July 12, kids from 9 to12 years of age will begin their journey into reading, science and activities to expand their knowledge of music, and the environment. All programs are free, but registration is required. A calendar of activities available at the library include a visit from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium’s Zoo-Mobile, music themed movies, and STEM-themed demonstrations from the Carnegie Science Museum. Parents are reminded they are their child's first teacher. Moms, dads and caretakers should take time to read with their children. Staff at Donora Public Library are happy to help find the right books for children.

Registration forms are available at the library, located at 510 Meldon Avenue in Donora. More information will also be available at throughout the 5-week program.

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

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

DePastino tells story of the Whiskey Rebellion at PT Library

Knit/Crochet Club Meetings of the Knit/Crochet Club are held at the Monessen Public Library every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 -7pm, unless otherwise noted. Current projects include: hats and scarves for the Library's annual Community Christmas event in December and black, white, and yellow squares for a Steeler's themed blanket that will be raffled off to benefit the Library. All levels of expertise are welcome! Make sure to follow the Monessen Public Library on Facebook to stay up to date on future meetings and ongoing projects!

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

Summer Food Service Program Monday-Friday from 12:30-1:30 PM starting June 25 and running through August 10, the library will participate in the Community Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program is a national program of the USDA that provides FREE meals to kids (18 and younger) during the summer months. This program will provide nutritious meals to kids and teens when school is not in session. Thank you to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Charleroi School District for supporting our feeding site.

The Peters Township Public Library will welcome guest speaker Todd DePastino for the Story of the Whiskey Rebellion on Monday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. DePastino tells the story of the Whiskey Rebellion, a massive armed uprising and secessionist movement in the American West, which then included Pittsburgh. Sparked by Alexander Hamilton’s excise tax on whiskey in 1791, the rebellion was the first major test of the newly constituted federal government and is misunderstood today. Come to hear about the Mingo Creek Association, the proposed independent republic of Westsylvania, “Tom the Tinker,” and General John Neville, whose mansion was burned to the ground in the “Battle of Bower Hill” in July 1794. Todd DePastino has a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University and teaches at Waynesburg University where in 2008 he won the LucasHathaway Award for Teaching Excellence. Register at to attend this free event or call 724.941.9430 #1.

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

Mindful Chair Yoga for Adults and Seniors Thursdays, July 5 and July 19 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. These skill building yoga classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor. They involve gentle chair-based stretches done with a meditative awareness called mindfulness that improves your well-being. This practice is accessible, convenient, and helpful for reducing stress. You must have a library card to attend. The cost is $5 per class, and advanced payment is required in person or online through your account. For more information, call or stop in the library. Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs.

JOHN K. TENER LIBRARY CHARLEROI 638 Fallowfield Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-8282 Library Director: Toni Zbyl

COOKBOOK ‘Taste of Tener’, Volume I, is on the way!

Recipes from community cooks will tempt your taste buds. Reserve your copy today by calling the library at 724 483-8282, email; charlibrary@ or stop in at 638 Fallowfield Avenue Charleroi, PA. The cookbooks are on sale for $10.00.

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

Get Ready For Kindergarten Tuesday, July 24, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. For those entering Kindergarten in the fall, get a head start by joining us for fun, facts and food! Bring a light lunch. Attendance at all dates is preferred but not mandatory (July 24, August 14.) Register at, Calendar of Events or call 412-4295380.

games! We’ve got trivia and prizes! We’ve got dances! And an Italian supper fit for a sock hop! This blast from the past will make you feel just like a “teenager in love”, you dig? Please register at the front desk for this program. Payment due at time of registration. Price: $5 / person | Ages 18+ Questions? Contact: Brandon 412882-6622 ( Location: Whitehall Community Room 100 Borough Park Drive, 15236

Whitehall Library is Going for Gold The Whitehall Public Library is proudly participating in the PA Forward Star Library Program as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative. This initiative spotlights the critical role of public libraries in communities. The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give a voice to what the library community already knows, that with the right sup-

port, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens. Library Director Paula Kelly is proud to state, “We’ve already earned our Silver Star, and we’re confident that we’ll officially be a Pennsylvania Gold Star Library by summer’s end.” Here in Whitehall one only needs to consult our website,, better yet, walk through our doors to experience it first-hand. The library regularly hosts programs for all ages to engage in life-long learning, including programs for new foreign residents who need English language support. There are technology classes, both in person an online, and regularly scheduled programs around financial and health literacy. Many of the programs happen right in the library’s Café. The collection now includes circulating tablets, e-readers, hot spots and even cake pans.

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

Let the Good Times Roll! Sunday, July 15 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. This goes out to all the dolls and daddy-o’s out there : Give your July a little dose of independance! We’ve got

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 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. What new dental office recently opened in McMurray? Where is the fourth Allegheny Health Network Neighborhood Hospital location? Ringgold Senior High School Baseball recently won what award? 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!

Jessica Lipari – Charleroi • Colleen Drost –Monongahela

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REAL ESTATE, RENTALS, HELP WANTED, AND ALL OTHER BUSINESS AD RATES – $8.00 (minimum) for up to 15 words, plus .35 cents for each additional word. Bold Type - .25 cents per word. Box - $1.50 * NOTICE: FREE private party classified ads are not accepted over the phone. Voice-mail messages for FREE classified ads will not be accepted, and messages are not able to be returned. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------CORVETTE STINGRAY - Project Car 32,714 original miles ,454 Motor just rebuilt, 400 Turbo Hydromatic Trans, also rebulit. T-Tops, Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Alternator and Starter Rebuilt - just needs put back together. Buyer is responsible for transport. $20,000, OBO Call John 724 348-6224, or cell 412-496-0344 ______________________________________ 17' 2" STARCRAFT FISHING BOAT - Tee Nee trailer, 35hp Johnson outboard. Everything is in excellent, garage-kept, extremely well-maintained condition. Includes too many extras to mention. All current registrations and fees have been paid. $5,200. Please call Mike at 412-896-3110 if you have questions or to see the boat. ______________________________________ HONDA PILOT CARGO MAT – Fits 2003-2008. Honda original heavy duty, perfect new condition. Molded for exact fit. Protects the cargo area carpeting. $75 CASH. ______________________________________ AUTOMOTIVE WANTED – 1989 Thur 2005 4-cylinder, automatic transmission, low milage car. Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Saturn and others. 520-271-5869. (I reside in Munhall). ______________________________________ FIBERGLASS CAP - fits short bed Chevy trucks 8898. $50. 412-596-9712 ______________________________________ 4 HUBCAPS – 1963 Studebaker, $80 obo. 724-9840238 ______________________________________ 2013 WINDSPORT MOTORHOME - Class A, 17,741 miles, One Owner, 2 Slide outs, Ford V10, Like New Condition. $49,900. 724-929-3891 ______________________________________ TRUCK CAP - Fits Ford Ranger, needs glass for gate. $100. 724-825-6836 ______________________________________ 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS - 70K miles, excellent condition, Garage kept only used 6 months a year. Green/teal with beige interior. $5,999. 724-825-3819. ______________________________________ 2011 HARLEY HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC - 8700 miles, New tires and battery. Three helmets. Adult owned, heated garage kept. Many extras plus storage cabinet. $13,500. Serious inquiries only. 412 9971802 ______________________________________ ADCO AQUASHED RV COVER - for 38 Ft. Motorhome. #42207SFS. Condition is New - Never Used. In original packaging. $200. 724-243-3318 or______________________________________ 910-880-0158(c), leave message.

RACK AND PINION STEERING – for 2001 to 2005 Dodge Dakota 4x4. Like new. 7,000 miles. $125 obo. 724-984-0238 ______________________________________ ENGINE/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION COMBO (2.2 EFI) for 1980s Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Kcar. Complete from air cleaner to oil pan. Already out of car and on wheels for easy loading into your vehicle. $75. 724-984-6611 ______________________________________ ROOFTOP CARGO CARRIER – Auto, SUV, or van. Excellent condition. Asking $50. Call 724-483-6130 POWER WHEELS - Harley Davison motorcycle $120. 724-314-3773 between 9 – 6. ______________________________________ 1978 CHEVY 4 X 4 UTILITY TRUCK – 400ci auto snow plow attachment, (no plow). Good shape. Good tires. $3,800. 412-559-9411 ______________________________________ 1991 PONTIAC FIREBIRD - 66,576 miles. T-Top. Bright red. $3,500 Firm. 724-942-3418 ______________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" MOTORCYCLE DRAWN HEARSE - Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7,000 OBO. (774) 447441 ______________________________________ 1997-2004 FORD F150/F250 - 7 Lug chrome OEN center cap three for $100 or one for $40. 724-8632327 ______________________________________ 1934 STUDEBAKER SEDAN STREET ROD- 350 engine, PG trans, Ford rear S-10 front end, asking $12,000 obo. 724-553-2220 ______________________________________ 1955 BUICK ROADMASTER - 2 door hard top. 51,130 original miles. $17,500.00. Must see. 412638-9867. ______________________________________ DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,500 or make an offer! (412) 999-4332 ______________________________________ DONATE YOUR CAR TO VETERANS TODAY! Help and Support our Veterans. Fast - FREE pick up. 100% tax deductible. Call 1-800-245-0398 ______________________________________

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CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! 2002 and Newer! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-4162330. ______________________________________ CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2002-2018! Any Condition. Running or Not. Top $$$ Paid! Free Towing! We're Nationwide! Call Now: 1888-985-1806 ______________________________________ MERCEDES BENZ - models 420, 500, 560 SEL’s, 1985-1991. Good condition, well maintained. Contact 724-941-5747 Alan, ______________________________________

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-------------- EDUCATION -----------AIRLINE MECHANIC TRAINING - Get FAA Technician certification. Approved for military benefits. Financial Aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-453-6204 ______________________________________

-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------LABORER WANTED - For industrial/commercial demolition company in West Elizabeth. Also construction experience is a plus. Immediate/full time work. Pay based on experience. Must have transportation/current driver's license. Please call 412-384-2008, contact: laurie ______________________________________ NURSES AIDE – Part time available for 6a – 2p and 2p – 10p. Spiritan Center, Bethel Park assisted living. Will train. The spiritancenter@, 412-8353510 x 112. ______________________________________ HELP WANTED – Immediate full time work for carpenters, laborers, in roofing, siding, drywall. Drivers license a plus. Pay based on experience. Located in Finleyville. Call Jerry 724-797-0000. ______________________________________ LABORS WANTED - for the back of garbage trucks. Apply in person 4859 State Rt 51 Belle Vernon. 724379-4331 Good Pay! Holidays & Weekends Off! ______________________________________ CDL DRIVERS WANTED - to drive Commercial & Residential Garbage Trucks. Great pay & benefits. No Holidays or Weekends! Apply in person 4859 State Rt 51 Belle Vernon. 724-379-4331 ______________________________________ ROOFERS NEEDED - Slagle Roofing & Construction, Inc. NEEDS... Experienced Roofers to join our team. FULLTIME. Must have valid driver's license. STOP IN or CALL 724-258-6901. 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela. ______________________________________ FULL TIME HAIR STYLIST - Venetia/Finleyville Area, Clientelle, Base and Commission. Call Darnelle at 724348-6220. Hair-O-Dynamics…Check out our website. ______________________________________

July 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome and encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412-2498177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to ______________________________________ AWNING COMPANY HELP WANTED – Installer, laborer and shop worker with valid PA driver’s license. Pay based upon experience; Experienced industrial sewer, experience based pay. Both jobs will be 3-5 days. 7:304pm. In the Baldwin-Whitehall Area. Call 412-6536010 ______________________________________ MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED - Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724348-8844. ______________________________________ GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER - with experience and valid driver's license. 724-258-6900 Trinity Garage Door & Awning ______________________________________ SALESPERSON - needed to secure commercial accounts for a security/surveillance company in Charleroi. Commission based on number of new accounts obtained. Call Bill at 717-580-1236. ______________________________________ 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 SEEKING ENERGETIC SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS to manage day and evening shifts. Ability to multitask. 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. AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial Aid for qualified students Career placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-686-1704 ______________________________________ PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures From Home! NO Experience Required. Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity. Start Immediately! ______________________________________ 25 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Earn $1000 per week! Paid CDL Training! Stevens Transport covers all costs! 1-877-209-1309 EVER CONSIDER TEACHING A CLASS?!?! Now’s your chance to teach a non-credit class for the Mt. Lebanon Continuing Education program. We offer a competitive pay and are always looking for new and exciting classes to add to our program. Make your interest known to the program coordinators. Check us out at page.cfm?p=567. Give us a call at 412.344.2020 or Shoot us an email: Ray Schrader Adult Education Coordinator or Larry Johnson Assistant Adult Education Coordinator

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FAMILY REUNION - The 65th Annual Staffen Reunion, Cedar Creek Park, Saturday July, 21, 2018 at Pavillion #2. From 12:00 noon untill - ? (Lunch is at 1:00). Bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Bring your own utensils, plater, & drinks. Chinese Auction & 50/50 Raffle. Chairperson – Nancy Boissin Tencer. Any questions: 412-302-8359 or nancyboissin@yahoo ______________________________________

ESTATE SALE - July 7th, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Finleyville 3445 Fawn Valley Lane. Antiques, claw foot desk and table and chairs- livingroom sofa,love seat and 2 chairs , Cane ant. sofa, Oriental bedroom set. Tapestry, Brass overlay screen , pristine 13' by 9' Ambuson Rug, Carved Chinese Chair, Depression Glass -lot of Orientals Furniture, Antique Wicker, + much more. ______________________________________ PIANO – Mason & Hamlin Console: $2,000. call 412461-6542 and leave message. ______________________________________ RAINBOW SWEEPER - With Attachments: Like New $425. call 412-461-6542 and leave message. ______________________________________ PORTAPOTTI - Thetford model 565, $40, call 724493-5103 ______________________________________ SURVEYOR'S TRANSIT - Sears (model 789.46202), $80, call 724-493-5103 ______________________________________ 17' 2" STARCRAFT FISHING BOAT - Tee Nee trailer, 35hp Johnson outboard. Everything is in excellent, garage-kept, extremely well-maintained condition. Includes too many extras to mention. All current registrations and fees have been paid. $5,200. Please call Mike at 412-896-3110 if you have questions or to see the boat. ______________________________________ DR. BRUSHHOG/SNOWBLOWER - ride or walk behind. New battery,new blade never used, 17 HP, 240 hours, $2500 or BO, 724-244-8418 ______________________________________ LAMPS - (2) Good looking ceramic Lamps, Mix of dark blue-grays, light-blue grays, blue & burgundy lines. Octagon shape 10" wide x from base to top of body 16". $30 each or both for $45. Call Bernie 412-8334796. ______________________________________

ESTATE SALE - July 7th ----8am to 3pm Finleyville 3445 Fawn Valley Lane 15332. Antiques, claw foot desk and table and chairs- livingroom sofa,love seat and 2 chairs , Cane ant. sofa, Oriental bedroom set. Tapestry, Brass overlay screen , pristine 13' by 9' Ambuson Rug, Carved Chinese Chair, Depression Glass -lot of Orientals Furniture, Antique Wicker, + much more. ______________________________________ YARD SALE - July 6 - 7, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 308 Grove Ave, Belle Vernon, PA. Large yard sale, many items. ______________________________________

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YARD SALE - July 6 & 7, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 308 Grove Ave, Belle Vernon, PA. Large yard sale, many items. ______________________________________ TREADMILL - Weslo – Electric; works great; folds up when not used: $30. 412-691-7082 ______________________________________ FOLDING OAK TABLE - Antique Simplicity. Has ruler. $20. 412-691-7082 ______________________________________ COMPUTER CORNER DESK - 3 drawers, approx 48”; made for corner; $25. 412-691-7082 ______________________________________ ANTIQUE XMAS SNOW MAN - works perfect, plastic mold: $30. 412-691-7082 ______________________________________ DIATOMACEOUS EARTH - FOOD GRADE 100% OMRI Listed-Meets Organic Use Standards. BUY ONLINE ONLY: ______________________________________ STEELER CLUB 1 TICKETS – seats 3&4, section 206. Season face value requested. Parking pass, gold lot 1A, will also sell PSL. 412-889-6244 ______________________________________ 4 CEMETERY PLOTS - prime location, Garden of Gethsemane, Mon Valley Memorial Park. $2200 for more info, call 724-239-4966 and leave a msg. Call will be returned. ______________________________________ ADULT DIAPERS AND PADS - size Small, Hospital Bed and mattress, shower chair, Jerry chair or adult high chair on wheels, transfer chair, entertainment center( will give you TV Free), brown recliner.. every thing priced to sell....724-564-9997 ______________________________________ BEDROOM SET - excellent condition, perfect and pretty. Queen size bed, Thomasville, dresser, night stands, tall chiffrobe. 412-833-5896, must see to appreciate. ______________________________________ COPPER KETTLE - 100% copper, with stand. 412833-5896 ______________________________________

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Equal Opportunity Employer 60 ————————————————————————————————————————— COLLECTABLES - set of miniature Lionel train engines, airplanes, trucks, and others. Various tools, cabinets. 412-833-5896 ______________________________________ HONDA PILOT CARGO MAT - Fits 2003-2008. Honda original heavy duty, perfect new condition. Molded for exact fit. Protects the cargo area carpeting. $75 CASH. DINING ROOM SET – Thomasville, Table (2 leaves), 6 chairs, Server and more. Well cared for! Reduced from $1,200 to $750. Call 412-655-4402 or 412-9833301. ______________________________________ VINTAGE CLOTHING – Dresses, purses, hat and hat boxes. Also children’s vintage clothing. Many cookbooks, regular and local churches. USA Lenox vases. Fair prices. Call 724-925-7921 ______________________________________ DINING ROOM SET – Table 42” wide x 68” long, pedestal table base. Beryl style grain, 3 leafs, 6 hi-back chairs (2 arm, 4 reg), gold cushions. China cabinet 60”, top 4 doors and bottom 7 door. Server 36” and 4 doors. Must see! Exc. Condition. $1,500. 724-3485243. ______________________________________ AMERIGLIDE RECLINER / LIFT CHAIR – Cocoa brown, excellent condition. Cash only. 412-877-4945. ______________________________________ MISSION STYLE ROCKING CHAIR – with cushion. A useable antique. $25. (I reside in Munhall). 520-2715869 ______________________________________ CHILD HIGH CHAIR – Clean and sturdy. Used by my grandkids. $25. (I reside in Munhall) 520-271-5869. ______________________________________ STEEL UTILITY LICENSED TRAILER – 4’ x 8’ x 19” wolmenized plywood on inner sides and floor. 12” wheels with spare. Good condition. $475. Nottingham Twp. 724-942-4993. ______________________________________ EXTENSION LADDER – Sears, 34 ft, medium duty. $160. 724-929-5584 ______________________________________ POWER LIFT & RECLINER CHAIR – Beige, Exc. Condition. $425. 724-258-9463, or 724-258-5399. ______________________________________ CANNING JARS AND EQUIPMENT – One dozen quart jars, 2 dozen pint jars, one dozen jelly jars. Water bath canner with rack and blancher pot. $30. 724-4836130 ______________________________________ MAGAZINES – Over 50 Hemming’s Magazine, Muscle Machine, Classic Car. $10. 412-425-0342. ______________________________________ STAIR LIFT – Left hand, good condition, $300. Forward Twp. area. 412-384-9223 or 330-502-7007 ______________________________________ CHAIR LIFT – Tan, very good condition. $250. Forward Twp. area. 412-384-9223 or 330-502-7007. ______________________________________ ROLLING DUFFEL BAGS – (2), 25”, new. $15 each, or______________________________________ 2 for $25. 412-655-1831.


RED COPPER SKILLET – (2) w/ handle. New. $15 each, or 2 for $25. 412-655-1831. ______________________________________ MEN’S GOLF SHOES – Rams, size 11, worn once. $30. 412-655-1831. ______________________________________ PILSNER BEER GLASSES – (4) Pittsburgh Bicentennial (1758 – 1958). Never used. Appraised $200, will sell for $100. 412-655-1831. ______________________________________ VINTAGE CLIP-ON EARRINGS – Lot of 5. Signed. Includes Coro, Lisner, Trifari, LC. Hutchinson Davis Co mesh bags. $30. 412-655-1831 ______________________________________ JIGSAW PUZZLES – Eight(8) – 1,000 pcs. White Mountain and other brands. $10. 412-655-1831 ______________________________________ WEDDING DRESS – Size 6. Off shoulders, form fitting. Ivory, never worn. $300 obo. 412-616-2576. ______________________________________ BEAUTIFUL HOOKER 7 DRAWER DESK - with Burled wood top and Cane Back Swivel Chair. Both in excellent condition. Original cost was over $600. Both now for $200. Call 724-379-8261 ______________________________________ TOP MOTOR REFRIGERATOR - 1930s. Runs. $300. 412-600-6487 ______________________________________ VINTAGE SUEDE COAT – size 12 - Fur collar like new -______________________________________ $10. 412-400-1617 VINTAGE DISHES - Hazel atlas from Canonsburg Company, closed 1956 – 120 pc - $20. 412-4001617 ______________________________________ VINTAGE 100 YR PLUS TABLE – 2 leafs plus plus 2 side leafs 40”x 80” when open, plus pads. Very good condition - $75. 412-400-1617 ______________________________________ COMPRESSION HOSE - New - Two Size 30-40, size II –______________________________________ Juzo - One Size 20-30 - $40/each - 724-348-5029 GRISWOLD CAST IRON SKILLETS – 7” – 1994 Olympic Collectible Thermos - Lillehammer - originally______________________________________ $199 – 724-348-5029 AFGHAN – new – handmade – yellow and white $15 each; Kelly green 45.5” x 51.0”; Maroon Velvet Throw with fringe – 60”x46” - $25. 724-348-5029 ______________________________________ DEERSKIN MOCASSINS - 4 genuine Minne Tonka, women size 6-1/2, mocha, white, champagne, and black $6 each…$20 for all. 412-400-1617 ______________________________________ CORDLESS “SWIVELSWEEPER” - all floors – unopened – “as seen on TV” $20 – orig $39 - 724348-5029 ______________________________________ EMERIL LAGASSE AIRFRYER PRO – brand new, unopened – $139 original price – asking $85. 724348-5029 ______________________________________

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SANTA TRAY BY COCA COLA - (collectible) 13.5” x 10.5” - $20. Round – 10” diameter mirror for vanity. 724-348-5029 ______________________________________ WOMEN’S NEW SHOES – Adidas size 10 white athletic shoes $8; Dexter – size 9 white athletic shoes - $8; White stag black loafer, size 9 - $5; ThomMcAn black loafer, size 9 - $5; Dr. Scholls, size 9-1/2 , Black, - $5; Black Fashion Boots – size 9 – medium - $5; Black pumps – size 9 – medium “picturesque” - $5; Tracs white/red Athletic shoes – size 9, - $5; Black canvas flats – size 9 - $2. Call 724-348-4059 ______________________________________ CANON – New All in One printer-scanner-copier - cloud ready (sold for $189) in box never opened - asking $80 724-348-5029 ______________________________________ MARILYN MONROE & ELVIS STANDUP FIGURES – heavy cardboard – 6 ft. - 724-348-5029 ______________________________________ SHOES - New -Olympian walking shoes (white) – size 9 - $8; New Black sling pumps – size 9-1/2- wide – Easy Street - $8; New Black Danskin woman’s athletic shoe – size 9 $8; New white athletic shoes ‘mushrooms’ – size 9 – 1/2 wide - $8; New Balance – Adidas –______________________________________ wide – 9-1/2 - $20. 724-348-5029 FACIAL CONTOUR CHAIR PADDED - 724-348-4324 ______________________________________ 6 FT OAK STAND - with eagle statute and fountain. 724-348-4324 ______________________________________ ELECTRIC COPY OF OLD FASHIONED VICTROLA Plays 33 rpm records. 724-348-4324 ______________________________________ STRETCHING MACHINE – Hi Lands Teeter - $300 new - asking $150 – 724-348-4159 ______________________________________ COLLECTIBLE “CHERISHED TEDDIES” – 40, including 1990 ‘5-year commemorative anniversary’. All 40 in boxes, valued at $750. Selling all for $50. 724-9298259 ______________________________________ MINT DIECAST POLICE CARS – 20, 1/43 gauge in original packaging. Only $3 each. 724-929-8259 ______________________________________ COLLECTIBLE LENOX FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Dash Away All series, mint condition. Set of 2 reindeer, 2nd in series, Prancer and Vixen with box - $420; Dasher and Dancer with box $225; Santa in sleigh with box $45. 724-963-9405 ______________________________________ CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT – Lenox ‘Peace on Earth’ with box. Gold Club exclusive. $35. 724-963-9405 ______________________________________ STEELERS BOWLING BALL - "on the ball" brand. new in original box. Beautiful and uncut with display cup $95. 724-984-6611. ______________________________________ GUIDE BOOK FOR UNITED STATES COINS - "Mega Red" edition (1500 pages). Latest 2019 4th edition. Brand new. paid $54.95. will sell for $28. 724-9846611. ______________________________________ BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES - never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 ______________________________________ COMPUTER - HP 2016 processor, 19” monitor & AIO printer, Windows 10 & Office 2016. Price $225 obo. 724-782-0061 ______________________________________ PIANO (JANSSEN) - $75 or best offer. Call Kim at 724-823-8154. ______________________________________ COLT KING COBRA 357 MAG – 6-inch S.S., less than 100 rounds, black rubber grip with a red dot site and extras. $1,500. Call 724-984-0238 ______________________________________ 4 HUBCAPS – 1963 Studebaker, $80 obo. 724-9840238. ______________________________________

AIR CONDITIONER - 10,200 BTU Whirlpool window air conditioner, never used, still in box $225. 724-3143773 between 9 – 6. ______________________________________ BASIC FRIGIDAIRE GAS RANGE - used 16 months, $175. 724-314-3773 between 9 – 6. ______________________________________ SOLID MAPLE DINETTE SET - 48 inches, 2 leaves 10 inches each, 4 chairs, $150. 724-314-3773 between 9______________________________________ – 6. CARNIVAL PUNCH BOWL - w/6 cups for $65. 724379-4162 ______________________________________ NEW HOME PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE SchoolMate, S3015, Janome (original cost was $529), selling for $100. 724-379-4162 ______________________________________ RACCOON COAT - long, small $175. 724-379-4162 ______________________________________ ADCO AQUASHED RV COVER - for 38 Ft. Motorhome. #42207SFS. Condition is New - Never Used. In original packaging. $200. 724-243-3318 or 910-8800158(c), leave message. ______________________________________ BLACK MICROWAVE - KENMORE (like NEW) 1200 WATTS, COUNTER TYPE - 39 in. x 12-1/2 in. Key Features - EZ to clean, OneTouch Settings; Ccstom defrost 6 Program Categories, (Paid $130) Asking $35. (724) 348-5017 ______________________________________ YETI COOLER - Tundra 35. White. Brand new- never used. $175. 724-984-6611 ______________________________________


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July 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— 4 PRIME CEMETERY PLOTS - together in prime location, Chartiers cemetery, Carnegie, PA. Asking $900 per plot. Call Mr. Palombi, 412-279-8519. ______________________________________ COMMERCIAL FOOD WARMING STATION - with two steamer trays, 8’ long 3.5’ deep 5’ high with heat lamps and surface warmer, 220 volt plug in, on wheels. $1,500. Call or Text for pictures 724-787-7897 ______________________________________ MICROWAVE CABINET / CUPBOARD - (47" tall x 25" long) $50. 724-745-3963. ______________________________________ KING SIZE MATTRESS BOX SPRING – New, 2 months old. asking $1,000. 724-745-3963. ______________________________________ ORIENTAL WICKER CHAIR - from Japan. $70. 724745-3963. ______________________________________ ANTIQUE LAMPS - $225, $75 and $45. 724-7453963. ______________________________________ ANTIQUE DESK - $400. 724-745-3963. ______________________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK – Ridgeway, beautiful cherry wood, Westminster chimes, excellent condition. $575. 724-258-2329 ______________________________________ KENNEDY (MACHINIST ROLLAROUND CABINET) – 7 drawer, 34.5” h x 27” w x 18” d. With Utica Machinist tool box, 7 drawer, 13” h x 20” w x 8.5” d. $60. 412-835-5295 ______________________________________ HOBART COMMERCIAL MEAT GRINDER - $350. 412-559-9411 ______________________________________ GLOO DOG HOUSE – Like new. Paid $110. Sacrifice for $75. 412-559-9411. ______________________________________ VHS TAPES – 160 tapes, clean, well kept. Only $10. 724-929-8259 ______________________________________ CASSETTE TAPES – 130 tapes, head cleaner, 12 (60 minute rec. tapes in plastic, shelving unit and storage box. All for $15. 724-929-8259 ______________________________________ CHINA – Noritake, 6603, IVYNE, Service for 12 plus. Exc. Cond. $250 O.B.O. 412-833-1671 ______________________________________ 28 FT WERNER EXTENSION LADDER - 250 lbs capacity, Type 1 Heavy Duty/Industrial use. Excellent condition-rarely used. $100. Craftsman 10 inch direct drive table saw with legs and two table extensions. $ 75. Please call George at 412 653-4514 ______________________________________ LADIES MINK JACKET - medium, beige, hip length, excellent $200. 724-379-4162 ______________________________________ LARGE LEADED GLASS SHADE - multicolor, about 60" round $150. 724-379-4162 ______________________________________ REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER - Kenmore Coldspot sideby-side w/icemaker/water (2005) $200 OBO: 724797-1190 ______________________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK - Seth Thomas, recently serviced by Ferguson clock repair, 2 year warranty, excellent condition, solid wood, $600. 724-809-4400 ______________________________________

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ROLLING STONES ALBUMS - 8 in all, $80. 412884-3710 ______________________________________ MOUNTAIN BIKE - Girls 10 speed, seldom used, $40. 724-348-6704 ______________________________________ LAWN TRACTOR - Briggs & Stratton, excellent condition, $400. 724-348-5685 ______________________________________ CORELLE CHINA - 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 ______________________________________ ATARI 2600 - big collection, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-628-5129 ______________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR - still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-5188952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. ______________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN - vintage, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 ______________________________________ LP ALBUMS - lot of old vinyl. Mixed genre, Time-Life Boxed sets, heavy on the Funk and Reggae. (412) 4033550 ______________________________________ ANTIQUE BIKE - J.C. Higgins, a Sears brand. Aquamarine - $150 OBO (774) 447-4413 ______________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" MOTORCYCLE DRAWN HEARSE - Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7,000 OBO. (774) 4474413 ______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS - "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 ______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 ______________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2 - Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5,500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-379-6866 ______________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. ______________________________________ BUYING OLD FISHING TACKLE. Tackle Boxes , Reels, Lures, Minnow Buckets, Rods etc. Any Fishing Related stuff from New to Old. Leave Message or Send Pictures, 412-414-8464 ______________________________________ OLDER HOT WHEEL REDLINE CARS - Willing to buy your collection possibly. Cash paid. 724-984-9085. ______________________________________ LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT WANTED - Walk-behind mowers, zero-turn mower, pole pruners, aerators, etc. 724-777-1229 ______________________________________

OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks. Call 724.782.0539 and leave a message. ______________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. ______________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy newer cards from 1980-2000's if in good shape. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. ______________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ______________________________________

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------------ PETS -------, PARAKEETS – 20 weeks and younger. Rare and normal colors. $15. Cages from $5. 412-384-9349 _______________________________________ IGLOO DOG HOUSE – Like new. Paid $110. Sacrifice for_______________________________________ $75. 412-559-9411. ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. _______________________________________

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY - companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2,500. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _______________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS - Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _______________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY - 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2500 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724-348-6544 _______________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------MASSAGE - deep tissue or Swedish massage, by certified therapist in comfortable, private studio. Low summer rates, all ages welcome. Just call Mark 412-352-0841. _______________________________________ JIMMY’S FAMOUS ITALIAN ICE - sold at Mon Valley Farmers Market. Let me bring my fun, cute ice cart to your special event, graduation, birthday, etc. 412-496-3718 _______________________________________ DOG WALKING - Mon Valley Area, call Rich. 724-2585539. Affordable and reliable. _______________________________________ RETIRED HANDYMAN - and jack of all trades. I do it all, from landscape to roof. Inside or out. Call me for all your small jobs. 570-267-6242 J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling or buying a home? Need to have it cleaned? We’re the cleaning professionals for you!! Residential & Commercial. Weekly/Monthly Cleaning, “Spring Cleaning”, Holiday/Party” Cleaning, Estate clean outs. We do it all!! We have very reasonable and competitive pricing. Call today for your FREE QUOTE. 724-747-0793

------------ REAL ESTATE -------APT FOR RENT – 2 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, nice yard, located in South Park. Close to the T. 724-379-4630 _______________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE - 3445 Fawn Valley Lane, Union Township, $329,900. Immaculate brick contemporary lovingly maintained by original owners. 4 BD, 3 BA, oversized 2-car garage, approx. 1 acre lot, finished lower level, updated furnace, roof 4 years young. 50x30 custom brick addition with indoor swimming pool and hot tub! Highly desirable neighborhood, with low Washington county taxes. Must See! (MLS# 1331541) Mary Eve & Michelle Kearns Howard Hanna, Peters Township. Office: 724-941-8800, Cell: 412-889-7244 _______________________________________ 4 CEMETERY PLOTS, prime location, Garden of Gethsemane, Mon Valley Memorial Park. $2200 for more info, call 724-239-4966 and leave a msg. Call will be returned. _______________________________________ 4 PRIME CEMETERY PLOTS - together in prime location, Chartiers cemetery, Carnegie, PA. Call Mr. Palombi, 412-279-8519.Asking $900 per plot. _______________________________________ 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX – South Park. Private off street parking, covered back porch/patio, side yard, Large eat in kitchen, refrigerator, stove, separate dining room, large living room, 1 bathroom. $750 includes water, sewage and garbage removal. No Pets. Walking distance to the trolley. 6534 Library Road South Park. Call or text 412867-1715 _______________________________________ FINLEYVILLE PROPERTY - ½ acre parcel lot in Finleyville, nice neighborhood, utilities, $39,900. 724348-6688 _______________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _______________________________________

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

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TheDoctor Is In...Finleyville Dr. Lauren Ayersman is seeing patients of all ages on Mondays and Thursdays. Call for an appointment 724-782-0723. Lauren Ayersman, D.O. Family Medicine

Martik Plaza 6108 Brownsville Road Extension Suite 204 Finleyville, PA 15332 724-782-0723


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