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Belle Vernon Rotary Welcomes New President June 24 marked Belle Vernon Rotary's "Changing of the Guard" when President Tom Yoder officially handed the gavel over to Josh Yoskosky who will serve as President until next July. The traditional President's Night event was held at Cedar Creek Park. The Club applauded Tom's leadership during a year where COVID halted regular fund raising and meetings. In spite of Tom Yoder (left) turned over the Presidency of the the challenges the BV Belle Vernon Rotary to Josh Yoskosky (right) at an event held on June 24 at Cedar Creek Park. Rotary continued to meet by ZOOM and was still able to fund scholarships, support various food programs, and sponsored families during the Christmas season. They also conducted a successful blood drive and major tire cleanup on the Yough River in addition to contributing to Rotary International projects. Incoming President Josh Yoskosky expressed his commitment to a year of continuing programs and new projects as well. Carlos Romero will serve as the next in command and will serve as President beginning July of 2022. Club member Sam Cover and wife Sandy arranged the President's Night and entertainment was provided by Clinton Van Gemert. To find out more about the Belle Vernon Rotary, visit bvarotary.com and Facebook/BVA Rotary. The Club is always looking for new members that are interested in helping their community through service and fellowship.
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Elks Lodge #2213 in Bethel Park Holds Flag Day Ceremony
A Flag Day ceremony was held by Pittsburgh South Hills Elks B.P.O.E. Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park on Sunday, June 20, 2021. The ceremony consisted of a procession of the Color Guard, singing of the National Anthem, prayer, guest speakers and changing of the colors. Boy Scout Troop 215, McMurray VFW Post 764 and the U.S Marine Corps League assisted with the ceremony. Refreshments were served in the lodge following the ceremony.
Volunteer Helps Set Up Children's Corner in City Mission Dining Hall On Thursday, May 27, volunteer, Lisa Anne Harmon, spent several hours at City Mission helping Leah Dietrich, our Director of Residential Programs, set up a new Children’s Corner in the City Mission dining room. The Children’s Corner offers a fun, comfortable, and safe environment for the children of City Mission residents to play and socialize while their parent(s) eat meals or attend meetings. City Mission’s Women with Children Shelter already has an outdoor playground and a staffed Childcare Center where children can play while their moms look for work, attend classes, and work on their recovery. The Childcare Center, though, is only open and staffed at certain hours during the week. The new Children’s Corner in the dining room will be accessible any time for children to play in social groups or with their parents. It will also be available, not only to children who are Mission residents, but also to any of our residents’ children who come for visitations. “This is a dream come true,” said Dietrich. “The Mission has been able to meet the challenge of providing shelter for Women with Children, but we were looking for ways Mission parents could continue to bond with their children. This area does that! Not only for our Women with Children living here, but also our men, who are dads, now have a space for visitations. Not just a space but a fun space kills will want to go!” Lisa Anne Harmon is an active supporter of City Mission. She is passionate
about the work being done here, and she is in regular contact with the staff to find new ways she can help. She especially has a heart for the children in our shelter. “I want to give these children more positive views on life, so they can break the cycle of poverty and move beyond it to a better life,” she said. How can you help the Mission? Find your own unique way to support our work in the community. Visit www.citymission.org or contact Director of Volunteers, Sheila Namy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-705-7137.
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California University of Pennsylvania Named ‘College of Distinction’ Six Endorsements Recognize Cal U’s Excellence in Business, Education, Engineering, Career Development, Equity and Inclusion,And Military Support California University of Pennsylvania has been honored for its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Colleges of Distinction has selected Cal U as a top university for 20212022, the third year in a row for the honor. The online educational guide for parents and students also awarded special endorsements to Cal U in the areas of business, education, engineering, career development, equity and inclusion, and military support. Colleges of Distinction recognizes schools that deliver in four areas: student engagement, teaching, community and outcomes. Cal U offers more than 100 undergraduate and 95 graduate programs of study, including three doctoral programs, in health science, criminal justice and education. “We are proud of the exceptional educational opportunities we offer to our students,” said Dr. Daniel Engstrom, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This award affirms that our students receive outstanding instruction and top-notch support services.” Colleges of Distinction notes the impact of academic opportunities available to Cal U students: “Working closely with professors in subjects that range from biology to theatre, they engage in research, scholarship, and creative projects through Cal U’s Center for Undergraduate Research, which may even provide funding for their work. Students who have done research at the undergraduate level stand out when applying for jobs or graduate school.” The guide also points out opportunities for student service and leadership development at Cal U, including participation in The Big Event, a nationwide service initiative. “It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community, and it also affords students a chance to network informally and build connections with alumni.”
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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS EQT Corporation and Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth of July Firework Celebration on Sunday, July 4th, at 9:30PM. Food Vendors, Music. Food vendors begin at 6:00 PM with the Steeltown Band starting live music at 6:30PM.
JULY 4 3RD ANNUAL RAILROAD STREET FAIR - Sunday, July 4, from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. This event takes place on Third Street between West Main and Chess Street, Monongahela (next to PNC Bank). There will about 30 booths, including food (pizza, gyros, pasta-in-a-paper-cone, halushki, hotdogs, cotton candy, baked goods, lemonade, coffee, etc.), plus kiddie games, balloons, a dime toss booth, some crafts, dog-related items, a book stall, and many other booths. The live music will include guitar, violin, voice, and keyboard. Rivers of Steel Arts will be providing an artist, for the third year in a row, who will paint a 5’ tall, 11’ wide mural on canvas during the event at the end of the block as a backdrop to the fair.
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BOOK SALE - Belle Vernon Public Library will hold a special one-day Book Sale in conjunction with the Belle Vernon & North Belle Vernon Fire Department's Block Party on Saturday, July 10. The sale will open at 9:00 a.m. with all new merchandise of donated books for both adults and children. In addition to new donations, that day only, all sale books are priced at buy two and get the third free. Along with the book sale, the library has sponsored a Kona Ice truck as part of the food trucks scheduled to be part of the Block Party. Sales of the flavored shaved ice treats during the community event will benefit the library. The library is located at 505 Speer Street at the North Belle Vernon Borough Building. Sale will end promptly at 4 p.m. For more info, call the library at 724-929-6642.
YARD SALE - United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will hold a fundraising yard sale at the house adjacent to the church from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Purchase a receptacle for $1, $5, or $10 and fill it with items of your choice. Some of the items available are old trunks; toys; vintage fabric from the 60’s; Christmas items; other seasonal items; silver-plated tea service; silver-plated silverware sets, and much more. Snacks will also be available for sale. Come, browse an pick up some good bargains!
DANCE CLASSES - Keep Movin' and Let's Dance for fun and fitness. Adult classes in Tap and Jazz (no judgement) to start at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park, Mon. evening July 12th. For more information call or text Joyce - 724-344-7910
JULY 13 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – Monthly meeting will be held Tuesday evening July 13 at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on early United States half dollars and silver dollars. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.
CLOTHES 4U MINISTRY - First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will be open to the public on Tuesday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Masks optional. We will accept donations at that time or if that is not convenient, please call the office to make arrangements. Please remember, if you have an immediate need or wish to drop off donations, feel free to call the church office with your request 724-929-4696 and we will do our best to serve you on an individual basis.
SUMMERFEST - St. Andrew the Apostle in Monongahela. This fun community event will take place at St. Andrew Parish Park, located at 1st. and Main Street, (behind Dierkens Pharmacy), in Monongahela. Event activities will be held from 12:00 Noon - 4:00PM, with a Mass in the Park at 4:00, and then activities will resume from 5:00PM – 10:00PM. Guests will enjoy a Bake Sale, beer, Children's Activities, small games of chance, Ripepi Winery and plenty of great food & refreshments. Entertainment will include: "Coupla GreyBeards" from 5:00PM - 7:00PM. "Rusty Ramblers" from 7:30PM 10:00PM. Free Admission! Free Parking! Everyone Welcome!
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CAR SHOW – 12th Annual Car Show, sponsored by the Donora Fire Co. Palmer Park in Donora. Registration will begin at 10:00AM. Event will feature food, a Chinese auction, and over 40 trophies will be awarded. For further information call 724-379-7870.
JULY 19 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – Monthly Meeting. 7:30 PM. Located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611.
JULY 24 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Monessen Communities That Care (CTC) will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a full afternoon of music, activities and light refreshments on Sat., July 24, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Monessen City Park. Included in the activities will be local bands and performances, a photography contest, a petting zoo, pony rides, a scavenger hunt, relay races and games, face painting, and balloon animals. Events and refreshments will be free to the community. The celebration will be combined with the 8th Annual "Raise Your Voice" Music Festival, which is offered each year to honor Monessen High School graduates who served on the CTC Youth Council.
YARD SALE - United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, will hold a yard sale at the house adjacent to the church from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00noon. Purchase a receptacle for $1, $5, or $10 and fill it with items of your choice. Some of the items available are old trunks; toys; vintage fabric from the 60’s, Christmas items; other
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3rd Annual Railroad - Street Fair Set for July 4 in Monongahela
The young people of the Monongahela Youth Main Street Program (M.y. Main St.) will be holding their third annual ‘Railroad Street Fair’ on Sunday, July 4, from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. This event takes place on Third Street between West Main and Chess Street, Monongahela (next to PNC Bank). There will about 30 booths, including food (pizza, gyros, pasta-in-apaper-cone, halushki, hotdogs, cotton candy, baked goods, lemonade, coffee, etc.), plus kiddie games, balloons, a dime toss booth, some crafts, dogrelated items, a book stall, and many other booths. Some will be educational booths, such as a working honeybee hive display and a learn-as-you-go silk screening demonstration. The live music will include guitar, violin, voice, and keyboard. Rivers of Steel Arts will be providing an artist, for the third year in a row, who will paint a 5’ tall, 11’ wide mural on canvas during the event at the end of the block as a backdrop to the fair. This year's mural theme will be a nineteenth century steamboat, although 1870s steam engines are also depicted at the entrance and on the banners, logos, and other literature. The growing West Main Street shopping district, which has seen more than 30 new businesses open in the last 34 months (straight through the pandemic), will be represented by thirty donated baskets of gift items
that the group will auction off as a silent auction. These items not only give a sense of what is available in our downtown on normal business days, but the proceeds also help to fund next year’s fair. The fair is also funded through a grant from the EQT Foundation, and it has been supported in the past by grants from the Washington County Community Foundation and the City of Monongahela. The street fair proceeds help to fund the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fireworks display at the Aquatorium. This year’s fireworks display will begin at 9:45PM. The fireworks display, held now at this location for over 50 years, typically draws 5,000 10,000 people (including along the streets of the city's gently sloped terrain). It’s not unusual to see a towboat or train go by, and many people attend in yachts and other pleasure boats. There is no gate fee at any of these events. But come especially to the Street Fair to support our local youth who are once again making this “M.y. Main St,” yours, theirs, and all of ours. ‘M.y. Main St.’ is the youth division of the Monongahela Main Street Program. For questions or additional information, call Terry A. Necciai, RA, Executive Director, Monongahela Main Street Program 724310-3299.
SPWC Awards Joyce Fulton Scholarship To South Park High School Senior Jessica Joos, a 2021 South Park High School graduate was recently awarded the Joyce Fulton Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to a senior, who excels in academics, performs numerous community service hours each year, as an Interact Club member. The winning student has to write a 300-word essay to qualify for this special $1000 scholarship. It is only awarded to an Interact student. The $1,000 for this scholarship is comprised of monies earned over the past year by South Park Women's Club and the Lion's Club. The two Pictured (L to R) Mary Ann Abt, Jessica Joos, and Diane Smith. organizations joined a few years ago in order to give a larger scholarship amount award. Jessica will be attending the University of Pittsburgh, where she'll take courses on Rehabilitation Science on the Pre-Physician Assistant track. She was awarded her scholarship check by Mary Ann Abt and Diane Smith from SPWC. They along with Carol Atkinson are on Women's Club scholarships committee. Atkinson, who has been on this committee for many years, was unable to be at presentation this year. The Women's Club and Lion's Club congratulate Jessica on her accomplishments throughout her 4 years at South Park High school. The best to her, as she embarks on her new life, as a college student at the University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations, Jessica!
SAVE THE DATE Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Purse Bash Set for September 11 The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Authentic Coach/Michael Kors/Cash & Gift Card Bash on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The Chamber fundraiser will be held at the New Eagle V.F.D. Social Hall. Doors open at 5:00PM and drawings start at 6:00PM. 7 Cash Drawings/9 Handbag drawings and 3 gift card drawings. Drawings every 10 minutes. The donation is $25 per ticket and includes dinner and chances to win authentic Coach Purses, gift cards and cash. All proceeds benefit Chamber Community Events. Visit our website to purchase tickets www.monongahelaareachamber.org or visit the Chamber Office at 208 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. For questions or additional information, call 724-258-5919.
Monessen CTC to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Live Music, Games, Face Painting, Petting Zoo and More! By Lois Thomson Monessen Communities That Care (CTC) will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a full afternoon of music, activities and light refreshments on Sat., July 24, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Monessen City Park. Included in the activities will be local bands and performances, a photography contest, a petting zoo, pony rides, a scavenger hunt, relay races and games, face painting, and balloon animals. Events and refreshments will be free to the community. The celebration will be combined with the 8th Annual "Raise Your Voice" Music Festival, which is offered each year to honor Monessen High School graduates who served on the CTC Youth Council. Founded July 1, 2001, the Monessen CTC is a community-based delinquency prevention initiative whose motto is, "Building a strong community that supports our youth." It was designed to help reduce problem behavior among young people; provide opportunities to reinforce positive youth development; and offer a framework for young people to bond with caring adults in the community.
RJ Sokol Memorial Golf Outing Set for Aug. 21 Funds to Help Obtain Christmas Lights for North Belle Vernon There will be a RJ Sokol Memorial Golf Outing on August 21 at the Madison Golf Club. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00AM. Monies donated from this event will go towards Christmas lights for North Belle Vernon Boro. The golf outing was originally set to be a fundraiser for State Rep Eric Davanzo and Commissioner Sean Kertis. However after learning of RJ’s passing away of Covid 19 in late RJ Sokol March they decided to change the event to a Memorial Golf outing in RJ’s name with the funds going towards the next project RJ was working on for the North Belle Vernon Boro. They decided that even though RJ was not physically in the boro this was a way he could still help. Then, Bikers Helping Others jumped on Board as a 501c3 and now we officially have a Golf Outing. The cost of the outing is just $100 a golfer and more information can be obtained by calling Lynn at 724-929-2749. Thank you and God Bless.
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Monongahela To Celebrate Their Annual Community Picnic At Kennywood Park August 4 Kennywood tickets will be on sale for Monongahela’s Community Day starting July 1, 2021. Tickets can be purchased at the following six locations: Charleroi Federal Savings, 1220 W. Main St., Cox IGA Market, Sparkles by Shell, Sweets by Mrs C, Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Office, and Monongahela Foodland. Tickets will remain on sale until the afternoon of August 4th, the day of the picnic. Tickets are sold by cash only and are valid any other weekday the entire month of August. Fun Day Pass costs $28.00. Senior Fun Day (55+ includes all rides) is $18.00. Children two years of age and under are admitted to the park FREE.
The ‘Bocce Babes’ pictured from (L to R)- Front Row: Marian Gries, Norma Barbeau, Rhoda Plastro. MIDDLE ROW: Eileen Fox, Sue Hoover, Bev Hamilton, Kathy Combes, Nancy Wietzykowski. Back Row: Ellen DeIuliis, Joanne Nickles, Donna Spaziani, Joanne Christopher.
The "Bocce Babes" are rolling once again in 2021! These ladies had to take a hiatus last year due to COVID, but this year they are full of energy and can be found at the South Park bocce courts every Wednesday at 9:30am. This group started playing during the summer of 2016 when the bowling leagues quit for the year. These ladies must like rolling the balls because they started playing bocce! They play for three months in the summer and at the end of their season celebrate with a pizza party. They are such a fun group of ladies that not only enjoy bocce but the company of each other.
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Book Sale at Belle Vernon Library July 10 The Belle Vernon Public Library will hold a special one-day Book Sale in conjunction with the Belle Vernon & North Belle Vernon Fire Department's Block Party on Saturday, July 10. The sale will open at 9:00 a.m. with all new merchandise of donated books for both adults and children. No items have been added to the library's ongoing sale since early May, yet new donations of gently used books have been accumulating. "We have been quarantining the items and will set up the sale using gloves," noted a library staff member. "We always have gloves available for use while browsing, too," she added. In addition to new donations, that day only, all sale books are priced at buy two and get the third free. Along with the book sale, the library has sponsored a Kona Ice truck as part of the food trucks scheduled to be part of the Block Party. Sales of the flavored shaved ice treats during the community event will benefit the library. The library is located at 505 Speer Street at the North Belle Vernon Borough Building. Sale will end promptly at 4 p.m. For more info, call the library at 724-929-6642.
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Cal U to Host National Rural Social Work Conference California University of Pennsylvania will host the virtual event July 14-16 California University of Pennsylvania will host the 46th National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas from July 14-16. The theme of the virtual event organized by the National Rural Social Work Caucus is “Contemporary Challenges in Rural and Small-Town Industrial Communities.” Registration is $35, and continuing education credits will be offered. For more information about the conference and registration details, visit www.calu.edu/swconference. The annual conference is hosted by a different college or university each year to “showcase the diversity of rural America and to provide social workers in rural areas with access to a substantial professional activity that might not otherwise be available to them.” Dr. Stephen Cooper, a professor and associate director of research at Stephen F. Austin State University, will deliver the keynote address from 6:30-8:15 p.m. July 14. Other workshop topics include “Providing Affirming Care: Assisting LGBTQ+ Folk Living in Rural Areas” and “The Last Mile: COVID-19, Telehealth, and Broadband Disparities in Rural Indiana.” “It can be an eye-opening experience to attend a national conference and learn about different communities and what they face,” said Dr. Sheri Boyle, a professor of social work at Cal U who is helping to organize the event. “It will be a huge benefit to social workers in our community, and because it is being held virtually this year, we can reach an even wider audience.” Cal U offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. “Our M.S.W. program has historically had a rural focus, so it is appropriate for us to take this on,” Boyle said of the virtual conference. Cal U ‘s social work and counselor education programs have received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants of more than $3.2 million. The HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program aims to increase the behavioral health workforce in rural and/or medically underserved communities.
‘Summerfest’ Slated for July 17 at St. Andrew the Apostle in Monongahela St. Andrew the Apostle in Monongahela will be holding ‘Summerfest’ on Saturday, July 17. This fun community event will take place at St. Andrew Parish Park, located at 1st. and Main Street, (behind Dierken’s Pharmacy), in Monongahela. Event activities will be held from 12:00 Noon - 4:00PM, with a Mass in the Park at 4:00, and then activities will resume from 5:00PM – 10:00PM. Guests will enjoy a Bake Sale, beer, Children's Activities, small games of chance, Ripepi Winery and plenty of great food & refreshments. Entertainment will include: • "Coupla GreyBeards" from 5:00PM - 7:00PM • "Rusty Ramblers" from 7:30PM - 10:00PM Free Admission! Free Parking! Everyone Welcome!
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Register Now for the 2021 Five Star Trail “Do It Yourself” Poker Run The 22nd annual Five Star Trail Poker Run is taking a “do it yourself” approach again in 2021. Bike, walk, or jog on your own to support the Five Star and Westmoreland Heritage Trails on Saturday, July 17. Registration cost is $20 and includes an athletic performance t-shirt. Pre-register by mailing a registration form available on our website, or register the day of the event at the t-shirt booth, located at the Huff Avenue Access Area in South Greensburg from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the maintenance and upkeep of the Five Star and Westmoreland Heritage Trails. There will be no cards or scoring this year; start and finish where it is convenient for you! Door prizes will be drawn the week after the event. Winners will be notified by phone or email. Participants will have an additional chance to win door prizes by submitting a photo or selfie to email@example.com. Submitted photos will be posted on our website as part of the 2021 Poker Run album. The Five Star Trail Chapter has partnered again with the Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter to host the Do It Yourself Poker Run and all proceeds from this event will benefit the two trail chapters. Participants can choose which trail group they would like their entry fees to be credited towards. To receive a registration form, please call the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950 or visit www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.
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City Recognized for Championing $16.7 Million Mixed-Use Development State officials have honored the City of Clairton for its efforts to create quality, affordable housing and remove blight from the central business district. During a ceremony that was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Develoment presented Clairton officials with the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in the category “promoting community and economic revitalization.” Clairton was recognized for its efforts to promote and facilitate the Clairton Inn project, a $16.7 million mixed-use development now under construction at the corner of St. Clair and Miller avenues. A project of Mon Valley Initiative, the building will include 49 affordable apartments as well as a new home for the Clairton Public Library and four first-floor commercial spaces. Completion is scheduled for mid- 2022. “After being faced with an unprecedented pandemic that impacted communities across the state, this year’s awards truly speak to — and honor the resilience and proactive efforts of — the inspiring Pennsylvania community leaders and groups that we are celebrating today,” said Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania Secretary of Community & Economic Development. “These projects have brought critical services and assistance to residents in need statewide, and in many cases position communities for longterm success in their project areas,” Davin said. Clairton’s award was presented by Rick Vilello, deputy secretary for community affairs and development, and Kim Bracey, executive director of the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services. Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Wolf congratulated all of the winners. The Clairton Inn development is part of the Clairton Neighborhood Partnership Program, funded in part by BNY Mellon and Highmark. “This award recognizes the value of cooperation and community engagement across all levels,” said Laura R. Zinski, chief executive officer of Mon Valley Initiative. “The Clairton Inn project wouldn’t be happening without the leadership of Mayor Rich Lattanzi and Clairton City Council, who together listened to the community’s needs and responded. “It also demonstrates the value of a close working relationship between private corporations, non-profit organizations and public officials to ensure investment in critical community infrastructure such as affordable housing,” Zinski said. Funding for the Clairton Inn development is being provided through tax credits authorized by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, with additional financial support from the state Department of Community & Economic Development, Allegheny County Economic Development, the City of Clairton, MVI and Economic Development South. For more information about the Clairton Inn project, visit www.clairtoninn.com. For more information about the City of Clairton, visit www.cityofclairton.com. The Governor’s Center for Local Government Services sponsors Local Government Day annually to honor local governments and officials who serve their communities and improve their quality of life. For more information about the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, visit dced.pa.gov/local-government/.
BVA Graduate Receives Valley Garden Club Scholarship
Fundraising Underway for Brentwood’s Traditional July 4 Celebration By Matthew Peaslee
Gavin Maxson is the recipient of the 2021 Valley Garden Club Scholarship
Pictured (l to r): Flo Fagan, Cecil Verkleeren (scholarship committee), Gavin Maxson, Melva Kennedy, Roxanne Huss Valley Garden Club President.
The Valley Garden Club awarded its 2021 scholarship to 2021 Belle Vernon Area High School graduate Gavin Maxson. The $1,500 scholarship will assist Gavin with beginning his studies at Penn State University in Agricultural Engineering/Horticulture. He has been admitted to the prestigious Schreyer Honors College. After college he would like to contribute to the numerous irrigation projects, land reclamation and sustainable forestry projects currently occurring in the US. Gavin is the son of Leslie and Craig Maxson.
One of the area’s most-famous Fourth of July celebrations looks a little different this year. Brentwood Borough has scaled back its normal parade route and is limiting some of the normal festivities for 2021. The parade route was redesigned by the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department and will start at the Brentwood Park entrance at 1 p.m. on July 4. The route will visit nearly 20 streets throughout the borough. There will be no parking restrictions in the borough because the parade will only consist of a firetruck and a car. Two World War II planes will be flying over Brentwood to kick off the parade right at 1 p.m. The annual fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. While it’s great to get back to some normalcy, the goal for Brentwood is to get back to the huge celebrations residents are used to in 2022. The planning and fundraising is already underway to make next year’s Fourth of July party bigger and better than ever before. “Funding for this is solely reliable on annual fundraisers, donations from residents, businesses and sponsors,” organizer Melissa Lenigan said. “Due to this past year, we weren’t able to do our main fundraisers, impacting us significantly.” According to figures released by the Brentwood Fourth of July Committee, a nonprofit organization, costs for the holiday celebration total nearly $40,000. A GoFundMe page has been created for anybody to donate to the cause. The committee usually sends out mailers each year but has switched the operation to onlineonly to save on costs. “Any and all donations truly help,” Lenigan said.
West Mifflin VFW Members Earn Top Surgeon Awards at State Convention by Michael P. Mauer, VFW District 29 PAO Two Mon Valley veterans were recognized June 17 for supporting hospitalized service members during the 102nd Department of Pennsylvania VFW and Auxiliary convention in Pittsburgh. Bill Roland, VFW PA State Surgeon, earned the ‘National Surgeon Award’, while VFW Post 914 West Mifflin Surgeon, Bernie Zurawski, won Department of PA VFW ‘Surgeon of the Year’. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the VFW has maintained outreach activities to those who served in the United States military. Roland and Zurawski earned their awards for helping to keep these vital programs going during the most adverse of circumstances. Such challenges are nothing new for Roland. While on active duty as a medical officer with the Army, the
North Versailles resident helped transport a child from war-torn Kosovo to the United States to receive heart surgery. At the start of the pandemic last year, Roland answered a call put through the VFW for retired military medical personnel to help in the coronavirus response. As a volunteer, Roland assisted with the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination programs for veterans, and met with Veterans Administration hospital managers to help make certain quality of care continued at a high standard during the pandemic. “In the VFW, the promise to honor those who’ve died by helping the living is sacred to our core beliefs,” said Roland. “As a former commissioned officer and life member of the VFW, volunteering to help those in need is expected – as well as rewarding.” For Zurawski, who served as a Marine in Operation Desert Storm,
keeping his post’s hospital visitation programs at Southwestern Veterans Center going over the last nine years was at times difficult, but worthwhile. “It started when I was on active duty,” Zurawski said. “While on leave, I would visit my father-in-law at Southwestern Veterans Center, and we would do bedside bingos and other things to help keep up morale. It was something that I enjoyed doing, and once I retired and became part of the VFW, I became more active helping my fellow veterans.” Each year, the VFW nationally contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars and volunteer hours towards comforting hospitalized veterans. The hospital visitation program is the oldest established function of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Caring for warriors is also enshrined in the credo of the Military Order of the Cootie - the VFW’s honor degree. Their service program proudly touts its main directive as ‘keep ‘em smiling in beds of white.” “I would say that this is the most important thing that we do as members of the VFW,” said Roland, a retired Army major with 26 years of active and reserve military service. “We help make certain that our comrades are cared for in the best way. Not by just seeing that they receive care in hospitals, but by making sure we can be part of the care wherever and whenever possible.” Roland, a Kosovo Campaign and Global War On Terrorism veteran, also said that lobbying efforts made by the VFW more than a hundred years ago were instrumental in establishing the hospital system run by the Veterans Administration, as well as other medical benefits for former soldiers, sailors, airmen and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch II, left, presents the VFW National Surgeon Award to Bill Roland, VFW PA State Surgeon.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Pennsylvania Surgeon of the Year Bernie Zurawski, right, receives his award from VFW PA Commander, Ronald Peters.
Marines. “This is a task that we are committed to doing,” said Roland. (Michael P. Mauer is the Public Affairs Officer for VFW District 29. He served as an Army photojournalist during Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf for his actions during the war.)
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Business & Merchant News Monongahela Valley Hospital Announces Board Reelections On June 16, Monongahela Valley Hospital and its parent organization, Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. reelected their officers who have served together in their roles since 2017. The organizations’ leaders include Chairman R. Carlyn Belczyk, Vice Chairman Jeff M. Kotula and Secretary Bradley M. Bassi, Esq. 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 R. Carlyn Belczyk was elected secretary in 2007, vice chairman in 2010 and chairman in 2015. Mrs. Belczyk also served as the first chairman of The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Kotula, who is president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, was elected to the Board of Directors of MonVale 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 Jeff M. Kotula Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, PC in Charleroi. He was elected to the MVHR and MVH boards in 2012. He was elected secretary in 2017. Since 2005, Louis J. Panza Jr. has served as the president and CEO and Daniel F. Simmons as the treasurer of MVH and MVHR. Also during the meeting, six directors were reelected to the Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. Board of Directors and Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Board of Trustees including Jeff M. Kotula, Michal Lementowski, M.D., William J. Miller Jr., Charles Muia, Matthew M. Pitzarella Bradley M. Bassi, Esq. and Kurt R. Salvatori. Six directors were also reelected to the MonVale Health Resources Inc. board including John T. Glaneman Sr., John A. Holets, M.D., Mark D. McGinley, Karen L. Quinto, Stephen Shearson and Chuck W. Zubritsky III.
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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month CRALL'S MONONGAHELA FLORAL & GIFT SHOPPE
Crall’s Monongahela Floral & Gift Shoppes has been selected as the MACC ‘Member of the Month’ for June. A family business for over 150 years, Crall’s started in 1867 continuing on for three generations throughout the decades. They offer a variety of services from prom flowers including corsages and bouquets, to weddings, and cemetery services. Crall’s also offers a wide variety of funeral work including new age and traditional styles, and beautiful home decor ranging from fresh flowers, live plants, memorial stones lanterns and chimes and much more. They are located at 120 West Main Street, in Monongahela, PA, and are open from 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Sambol’s Bakery and Candy Shop
WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK ANNOUNCES JULY MEETINGS
The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Sambol’s Bakery and Candy Shop. Naomi Sambol, along with her daughter Ashton opened the bakery in May of 2019. Sambol’s provides a variety of delicious sweets such as doughnuts, pies, cookies, and cakes. Sambol’s also provides lunch specials Tuesday through Friday. Naomi and Ashton specialize in wedding, birthday, anniversary, and special event cakes. The bakery is located at 230 West Main Street in Monongahela. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 724-250-0100.
Are you looking for a dynamic group of women who will share your passion for succeeding in business? Women’s Business Network is an award-winning business association that supports the success and growth of women in business! Part networking group, part mastermind group, part educational resource, WBN provides members with the tools to be successful while expanding her circle of influence and marketplace. All professional women are welcome to attend as a guest at the meeting for no charge. At the time of publication, many chapters are meeting virtually; please check with the local chapter representative for more information. To learn more, visit www.wbninc.com. The McMurray Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m. at King's Family Restaurant, 580 McClelland Rd Canonsburg, PA 15317. July meetings are July 7th and July 21st. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Diane Fehl, at 412-341-7788, ext. 110. The South Hills Chapter meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 8:00 a.m., The July meetings are July 1st and July 15th. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Susanne Snyder, at 724-953-1539. The Washington Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and July meetings will be held July 14th and July 28th. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representatives, Karen Kovac or Pam Slominay, at 724-986-6739. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., and July meetings will take place on July 13th and July 27th. To find out more, contact our Chapter Representative, Barbara Klein, at 724-508-3283. The All Virtual Chapter holds regular meetings via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. July meetings are July 7th and July 21st. Guests are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information contact our Chapter Representative, Jennifer Pasquale, at 412-908-1663.
Bethel Park Event Planner Wins Inaugural Award Ariel Mookherji Named Women’s Business Network’s Rising Star Ariel Mookherji, owner of Crazy Good Events, recently received the inaugural ‘Rising Star Award’ from the Women’s Business Network (WBN). Presented at the organization’s annual business meeting in May, the Rising Star Award is new in 2021. The award is designed to shine a light on members under 40 years old who regularly attend events, proactively participate in WBN leadership opportunities, and promote WBN membership. Since becoming a member of the South Hills Chapter just under two years ago, Mookherji, owner of Crazy Good Events has quickly made herself a fixture on a variety of WBN committees, including the Strategic Planning and Education committees. Ariel can often be found at WBN-wide events, and recently became co-chair of the Special Events Committee. Ariel Mookherji Mookherji grew up in the Philadelphia area and currently resides in Bethel Park. She earned a degree in Interior Design from Moore College of Art and Design, has studied marketing at Montgomery County Community College, and has experience planning events of all sizes from large-scale conferences to family reunion and birthday parties. Women’s Business Network was founded in 1989 and has over 200 members in 20 chapters located across Southwestern Pennsylvania. WBN’s mission is to provide personal, professional, and educational resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information visit www.wbninc.com.
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Monongahela Valley Hospital Signs Definitive Agreement For Affiliation With Penn Highlands Healthcare The Boards of Directors of both Monongahela Valley Hospital and Penn Highlands Healthcare have signed a Definitive Agreement between the two entities that would integrate Monongahela Valley Hospital into the Penn Highlands Healthcare system. The Monongahela Valley Hospital Board of Directors determined that Penn Highlands Healthcare would be a perfect long-term partner to meet the healthcare needs of the area. The mission of Penn Highlands Healthcare is to provide exceptional care through its community-based health system while maintaining a reverence for life. “When we started to have conversations with Penn Highlands Healthcare, we quickly realized how much our vision and values aligned with theirs,” said R. Carlyn Belczyk, Chairman of the Monongahela Valley Hospital Board of Trustees. “During the last 119 years, Monongahela Valley Hospital
has been a vital part of our community. We needed to examine how we could transform our health system through clinical, technical and strategic innovation to deliver tomorrow’s healthcare today. The new affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare will help us to continue to provide the high-quality care that our patients expect while expanding our services at the same time.” The affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, anticipated to take effect in the fall of 2021, is designed to strengthen the delivery of healthcare services in the community. The board’s key objectives included: • continue the spirit of the mission, vision, and values of Monongahela Valley Hospital; • maintain and expand key programs and services; • attract and retain high-quality physicians and advanced practice providers in a wide range of specialties; • preserve jobs while providing
competitive wages and benefits; •maintain a meaningful role in local governance of the hospital. “It’s an exciting time for Penn Highlands as we continue to grow our footprint across the region and expand to the southwestern part of the state,” said Richard Pfingstler, Chairman of Penn Highlands Healthcare Board of Directors, “The affiliation with Monongahela Valley Hospital broadens our reach while continuing to support the Monongahela Valley Hospital history of offering high-quality health care and great patient satisfaction.” Louis J. Panza Jr., Monongahela Valley Hospital president and CEO agreed. “Penn Highlands Healthcare understands what communities need in a health system, which is why Penn Highlands is an ideal partner for our hospital. Penn Highlands successfully operates other like-sized hospitals, and we are looking forward to partnering with them.”
“Monongahela Valley Hospital has strong values and a modern facility, which is why we are excited for this opportunity to partner with them,” said Steven M. Fontaine, CEO of Penn Highlands Healthcare. “We believe that Monongahela Valley Hospital not only shares our core values as a company, but has a strong vision that makes the choice to integrate our health systems easy. This will enable us to serve more communities and more patients.” The signing of the Definitive Agreement means that Monongahela Valley Hospital and Penn Highlands Healthcare have agreed to the terms and conditions of a prospective affiliation. Throughout the next several months, both parties will engage in additional due diligence, research and discussions to facilitate a smooth integration of Monongahela Valley Hospital into Penn Highlands Healthcare once regulatory approval of the affiliation is secured.
School News...School News Monessen Celebrates Successful MPACT Program By Lois Thomson
Despite the changes and setbacks that can occur during the implementation of any program –especially one being executed during a pandemic – Monessen Middle School's inaugural MPACT Program was quite a success. MPACT – Monessen Positive Action Community Team – is an after-school program for 6th – 8th graders designed to improve student behavior and academic motivation. The program is a collaboration between the Monessen School District, Monessen Communities that Care, and California University of Pennsylvania, with the latter arranging to have students serve in a paid internship capacity. It was writ-
ten for Monessen by Dr. Mathilda Spencer, professor at Cal U, and Teresa Seh, Communities that Care project director. The original plan included six interns from the university, but just two – Casey McFarland and Idelia Confer-Robinson – saw the program through to the end. It began with six students but gradually increased to 22. They met after school for one hour, two days a week, and while it was considerable work, both young ladies called it a success. "The kids said they wanted to do it more days and have longer hours," Confer-Robinson said. McFarland added, "It was a double-edged sword. It was more work, but we must have been doing something right. It is an education program, so for kids to say
The leaders of the MPACT Program included Darla Holmes, Casey McFarland, Idelia Confer-Robinson, and Teresa Seh Dr. Mathilda Spencer presents flowers to Darla Holmes, MPACT program coordinator
they want more, that's impressive." Confer-Robinson will graduate in December, but plans to help with MPACT again through the fall. McFarland will be heading into graduate studies but said they will try to recruit and train more facilitators during the summer, and she plans to help virtually with mentoring the interns. The program organizers held an End of the Year Celebration June 9 at the school, during which each of the students received a certificate and a gift bag. Darla Holmes, program
coordinator, thanked everybody for their support, particularly Dr. Spencer, Seh, Eric Manko (principal, Monessen Middle School), and Donald Madzey (assistant principal, Monessen High School and Middle School). She said she was grateful for the confidence shown to her and the interns, and "most of all, for the students being excited every Tuesday and Wednesday to learn and exercise positive actions in their academics, as well as in their personal lives. This program and the students gave me more than I gave to it. We realize this is not an overnight fix, but it is a start and hopefully will continue for years to come."
Students who participated in the Monessen Middle School MPACT Program had an end-of-the-year celebration
Elizabeth Forward High School Celebrates Their 67th Graduation Class
Elizabeth Forward graduating seniors on the field at Warrior Stadium
Steel Center Career and Technology Center Holds Senior Recognition Ceremony
Graduating students waited with anticipation to accept their certificates from Steel Center.
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On Thursday June 10, Elizabeth Forward High School celebrated the 67th graduating class with the students of 2021. With the bleachers in the Warrior stadium full of proud parents, family, and friends, the students said goodbye to one journey and began another. The valedictorians to address the class of 144 students were Bailey Ann McLaughlin, Christian Teo Guinto-Brody, and Alexa Grace Honick. There were numerous achievements, military recruits, honors, and awards that students received. The young adults have come a long way from the aftermath of 9-11 to the recuperation of the coronavirus. There's no doubt these kids are a truly strong generation and as they tossed their caps into the air for an unknown but exciting beginning, a new chapter in their life had begun. Congratulations to the Class of 2021.
On Wednesday June 2, Baldwin High School hosted Steel Center's Senior Recognition ceremony in their gymnasium with the bleachers full and a center sea of red, black, blue, gold, purple, and white gowns, each color representing the students home high school. When announced, each student proudly walked up to receive their certificate of completion. Mrs. Robin White, principal of Steel Center, congratulated each student along with multiple staff from other school districts and Steel Center. The school recognized students' accomplishments and gave awards for categories such as the Honor Society, Outstanding Senior award, Top of the Shop award, Extra effort award, SkillsUSA, District competitors and State leadership competitors. While there were more awards handed out, each student also received a yard sign with their picture on it and the course they had completed.
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SPORTS Pittsburgh Premiere Baseball Tryouts – August 7 Pittsburgh Premiere Baseball is the newest and hottest baseball organization growing in the South Hills/Mon Valley area. Premiere Baseball is more than just a travel team. Their goals are to provide a next level experience for their players. Tryouts for the 2021-2022 Season have been set for August 7, 2021. Tryouts are available for teams from 8U up to 14U. The tryout times on August 7 will be as follows: • 8U: 10am -11:00am • 9U & 10U: 11:00am - 12:30pm • 11U & 12U: 12:30pm - 2pm • 13U & 14U: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tryouts will take place at Court Time Sports Center, 95 Enterprise Street in Elizabeth, PA 15037.
CCAC Golfer, South Park Resident Finishes First at Regional Tournament, Competes in NJCAA National Championship
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The Community College of Allegheny County’s successful 2021 spring golf season ended with one of its own winning the CCAC Wild Cat Invitational held at The Links at Spring Church on May 17 and 18. Competing against golfers from other regional institutions, sophomore Dominic Achille, from South Park, finished in first place as the invitational medalist with a score on both days of 81 and a total score of 162, beating the runner-up by six strokes. The CCAC mathematics major also competed for national honors and AllAmerican status at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship hosted by Jamestown Community College at Lake Chautauqua, New York, June 7–11. He had a strong finish, placing 25th out of 45 golfers, with scores of 86, 79, 83 and 82. His 330 total was 100 fewer strokes than the final golfer in the tournament. Achille has received Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) All-Academic High Honors, and he could receive Region XX and NJCAA academic honors in the coming weeks. He will continue his golfing career this fall at Robert Morris University, where he will study mathematics. “I have had the pleasure of knowing and coaching Dominic for the past three years, and I couldn’t have asked for a better student athlete to represent our golf team and CCAC on the national level,” said Robert Keslar, golf coach and student development specialist/intramurals and recreation. “Dominic is an Academic All-American and a great golfer, but how he handles himself off the golf course is what impresses me the most. Dom will be missed at CCAC; however, I know he is going to succeed at Robert Morris, and I wish him the best of luck.” For more information about CCAC’s golf program, contact Robert Keslar at email@example.com or 412.237.2503.
Banner Year on the Diamond for Bethel Park Baseball and Softball Teams
Bethel Park baseball Team
By Matthew Peaslee The Bethel Park baseball and softball teams represented their school and community on the local, regional and state-wide level this season. All residents have a reason to be proud of the Blackhawks. The Bethel Park softball team captured the WPIAL 6A title and the Blackhawks baseball team won the PIAA 5A state championship in 2021. The softball team went 18-0 in the regular season and WPIAL playoffs and completed the championship round by beating Canon McMillan. Sandra Soltes swung the momentum in the Blackhawks’ favor right away by belting a grand slam en route to the 7-2 victory. Soltes, a junior, committed to play softball collegiately at Pitt. The team’s seniors were Delaney Nagy, Gianna Sciullo, Emily Momchilovich, Reagen Milliken, Riley McCann, Lauren Caye, Lexi Seese and Sami Stephenson. The Bethel Park baseball team turned a disappointment into true euphoria
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in the past few weeks. The Blackhawks lost a tough one to Franklin Regional, 2-1, in the WPIAL championship game. They still qualified for the PIAA playoffs and made the most of the opportunity. Bethel Park rattled off four-straight victories including a 4-2 victory over powerhouse Red Land in the state championship game played at Penn State’s Medlar Field. It was the program’s second state title, last winning one 33 years ago. Eric Chalus paced the team on the mound striking out six Red Land batters. The Blackhawks completed the year with a 22-4 record, including a 10record in league play. Chalus, along with Jimmy Gasper, Sawyer D’Andrea, Dan Delbene, Josh Peters, Shane Hamel, Zack Sackett, Larry Kusan and Etan Nerone were the team’s seniors. The Blackhawks received a police escort back to the South Hills from the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department. The Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Department hosted a celebration for the team upon their arrival back in town on June 18.
Mid Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame Lost MLB Scouts George Zuraw and Fred Uhlman Sr. in 2020 Two prominent Major League Baseball scouts with combined tenures of over 100 years passed away in 2020. Both Fred Uhlman and George Zuraw were Charleroi High School graduates within a year of each other in the late 1940s. In 2002, Uhlman was recognized as the Scout of the Year by Major League Baseball while seven years earlier in 1995 Charleroi High baseball teammate Zuraw won the same scouting distinction. Both epitomized the importance of baseball in Charleroi especially in the 1940s. Uhlman, who passed away on September 1, 2020, is best known for
establishing the Orioles’ first baseball academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. He was also responsible for signing Jeff Ballard, Steve Finley, Gregg Olson, Arthur Rhodes, and David Segui, among many others who have worn the Orioles uniform. Uhlman was signed out of high school by the Pirates as a left-handed pitcher where he spent five years (1949-51; 54-55) in the minor leagues appearing in 115 games. As a Pirate scout he signed pitcher Bobby Moose. Uhlman was inducted into the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Zuraw, who passed away on April
23, 2020, spent 20 years with the Big Red Machine from 1968 to 1988 where he garnered the title “super scout” signing players like Ray Knight, Jeff Treadway, Joe George Zuraw Fred Uhlman, Sr. Oliver, Lenny Harris, Rob Murphy, Nick Esasky and Terry McGriff among othseasons (1949-51;1954) in the minor’s ers. Zuraw saw 27 players he signed participating in 133 games. Zuraw either play or manage in the major was inducted into the Mon Valley leagues. In 1989 he became assistant Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Their vice president of baseball operations Charleroi baseball days will be for the Seattle Mariners. Zuraw, like recounted in the soon to be published Uhlman, was signed out of high Charleroi Baseball History by the school by the Pirates as a first-base- Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of men with a good bat and spent four Fame.
YCC WOMEN’S NINE HOLE GOLF LEAGUE NEWS The YCC Women’s 9-Hole Golf membership is a part of the the Ladies Golf Association of Youghiogheny Country Club (YCC), and consists of beginning golfers and ladies who prefer to play only nine holes of organized golf. Ladies Golf Day is Thursday, but some special events are played on other days of the week. There are also Saturday tournaments and holiday events to accommodate working women golfers.
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Recent Tournament Winners
Pictured Guest Day winners (L to R) - Mary Jo Jindra, Linda Argall, Susan Olifierko, Valerie Wilson
Pictured above is Youghiogheny Country Club (YCC) Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the Queen Bee Tournament Sarah Gossman (seated), being crowned by last year’s Queen Bee winner, Judi Murray.
YCC Guest Day Committee (L to R) Vickie McDevitt, Lynn McHolme, Penny Natale, Jane Marino.
Recent ‘Low Net’ score winner, Judi Murray (left) and ‘Star of the Day’ was Pat Lozano
YCC Ladies Memorial Held June 5 and 6 Vickie McDevitt (Left 2nd Place) Lori Duncan (Right 1st Place)
July 2021 BOFF, Sandra K. (WHEATON), 65, of Finleyville (formerly of Bethel Park, died June 12. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. BOUSTEAD, Cory M., 31, of Bethel Park, died June 9. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. BRUNO, Joseph, 101, of Dunlevy, died June 1. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BURENS, Virginia (COVELLI), 82, of Jefferson Hills, died June 6. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CARNES, Thomas Arthur Carnes, 88, of Pleasant Hills, died May 26. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CARRICK, Randall “Randy” Paul, 64, of Fallowfield Township, died May 23. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CERNETIC, Thomas K., 72, of South Park, died May 17. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. COMFORT, June J. (PENNICK), 75, of Bethel Park, died May 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CROMPTON, Phyllis L. (THOMAS), 89, of Monongahela (Gallatin), died June 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CUSIC, Charles R., 86, of South Park, died June 13. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. CZAJKA, Mildred, 94, of Bethel Park, died May 31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DEENIHAM, Sylvia J., 75, of Dunlevy, died May 29. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DeMAY, Helen, 93, of Bethel Park, died June 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. EMMETT, June, 91, of Bethel Park, died May 25. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. FOGLIA, Eugene E, 87, of Monongahela, died June 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FRANK, Kathleen K. (KELLY), 81, of Bethel Park, died May 18. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. FRATICELLI, Edward, 88, of Bethel Park, died June 2. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GEARHART, David Farrell, 64, of
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Finleyville, died June 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GOFFI, Ernest D. Sr., 89, of West Mifflin, died May 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GONDELLA, Dennis “Denny”, 76, of Finleyville, died May 11. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. GREGOR, Richard J., 92, of Bethel Park, died June 8. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. HAMILTON, Daniel W., 67, of Monongahela, died May 28. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HARVEY, James Fred, 67, of Clairton, died May 21. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HELMICH, Herman L., 82, of Bethel Park, died June 7. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. HODGE, Mary H., 92, of Pittsburgh (formerly of Monongahela), died June 14. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HODILL, Lois R., 67, of Bethel Park, died May 22. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. HOLSINGER, Marie H. (KETTERER), 101, of South Park, died May 27. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. HOOK, Jeffrey, 56, of Baldwin, died May 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HOPKINS, Walter J. 74, of Charleroi, died June 12. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JACKMAN, Agnes M., 87, of Fallowfield Township, died June 16. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. JACKSON, Pearl V. (TAYLOR), 90, of Baldwin, died May 24. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. JENKINS, Carl, 86, of Charleroi, died May 27. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KADAR, Otto John, 83, of Elizabeth, died June 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KEGEL, Tim P., 63, of Finleyville, died May 22. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KLONOWSKI, Mary “Lou” (SKEDDLE), 83, of Finleyville, died June 7. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home,
Inc. in South Park Township. KRASNESKI, Dustin B., 34, of Baldwin, died May 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LaRUE, Marianne, 68, of Speers, died June 12. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LAWSON, LaVerne L., 95, of Clairton, died May 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEMPP, William F. “Bill”, 65, of South Park, died May 22. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township MALKUS, Richard A., 73, of Finleyville, died May 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McCLOSKEY, Paul Edward Jr., 70, of Charleroi, died May 31. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. McMONAGLE, Jean E., 98, of formerly of Castle Shannon, died May 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MENDEL, Stephen Thomas, 81, of South Park, died May 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MORROW, Howard Stevens, 86, of West Mifflin, died May 27. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. NESTICO, Joseph Paul Sr., 74, West Mifflin, died June 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NIKOLIC, James “Jim” M., 78, of Jefferson Borough, died May 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OBIECUNAS, Gerald W. Jr., 61, of South Park (formerly of Bethel Park) died May 29. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. PELLEGRINO, Anthony E. “Tug”, 65, of Monongahela, died June 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PRICE, Kathleen “Kathy”, 77, of Finleyville died May 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. RAICOS, Rose Mary, 86, of Fallowfield Township, died May 31. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. REYNOLDS, Mary Grace, 59, of Dravosburg, (formerly of Pleasant Hills) died June 11. Arrangements by Stephen
Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. ROBERTSON, Zachary (Z-Rob) Alexander, 21, of Pittsburgh (formerly of South Park), died June 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RUDOLPH, Ronald L., 83, of Bethel Park, died May 31. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. SCULLION, Vera (MORROW), 93, of Baldwin, died June 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHARP, Wilma Jean (MOODY), 95, of North Charleroi, died May 30. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SHEPHERD, Judith A. “Judy”, 79, of West Mifflin, died June 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SHIRING, Carolyn F. (CORBOY), 79, of Bethel Park, died May 22. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. SHUFFELBOTTOM, Kathleen M. (BERNARDING), 72, of Monongahela, died May 29. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SILER, Patrick J. “Pat”, 80, of West Mifflin, died May 31. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SMARRA, August, 59, of Jefferson Hills, died June 16. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SPRENGER, Mark Charles, 68, of Canonsburg, died June 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TAMANIO, Paul Raymond, 90, of Bethel Park, died May 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TUCELLI, Erma C., 90, of Charleroi, died May 29. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. VANYO, Pearl (CHICOSKI), 96, of Venetia (formerly of Bethel Park), died June 10. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. VOGELSBERGER, Bryan J., 61, of South Park, died May 31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WENDT, Paul E., 82, of Bethel Park, died May 22. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. ZIPFEL, Carole S., 82, of Baldwin, died June 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.
Home & Garden 6 Reasons Homeowners Are Upgrading to Tankless Water Heaters (BPT) - Homeowners are seeking smart upgrades that make life easier and more convenient. That's why tankless water heaters are gaining popularity: These modern systems can make your home more comfortable, save space, lower costs and provide eco-friendly benefits. Traditional versus tankless One issue with traditional water heaters is they have a holding tank that heats a specific amount of water. When that water is not being used, it sits there being heated, which wastes energy. On the flip side, when in use, when the hot water is gone, it's gone. A tankless water heater can solve these problems. They are commonly used in spas or other facilities in the U.S. due to the benefits of ondemand and endless hot water. Americans are becoming more energy-conscious and discovering the efficient advantages over conventional types of water heating. (Continued on following page.)
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BALDWIN BOROUGH Charles Lutz trustee Barth Olds Patricia Lee Raimondo Zachary Bacon Gerard Eiben Estate of Helen Oleary Eric Revo Thomas Dedig Midatlantic Modern Homes LLC Bloom Engineering Co. Inc. Douglas Cavill Aileen Lyons trustee Kurt Verscharen Estate of George Robertson Dee Ann Sapienza Estate of Robert Lamb Richard Lancia Lane Toth David Beyer Dennis Yanker John Bosak Hem Rimal James Sammel Jason Smith Blue Dog Enterprises Inc. Patrick Michael Cray Collin Stefanowicz Robert Kircher Jr. Janet Lee Frisch Mary McMaster Jonathan Koshir Estate of Gary George Mangan Warren Lowe
Randal and Judy Ann Lutz James McCarthy Jr. and Beverly McCarthy Jessica Ynn Donato Patrick and Samatha Noone Jeffrey John and Theresa Ann Hollingshead Davolis Construction LLC Douglas and Erica Cavill Matthew and Kristen Kail Raeanne Marie Rayburn MBB Real Property Holdings LLC Carley Malenka Gita Baniya et al. and Mana Maya Chhetri Scott Schuster Brian Robert Nelson Karmel Radan Richard Hess Carol Lancia Michael Davidson and Nicole Coccagno Lane and Kathryn Toth Charles Simone Urmila Basnet Bharat Rimal and Sandhya Nepal Matthew Melczak Drake Hannon and Bethany Johnson Keilan Walls Jr. Richard Derrick Teyrnon Evans Donna Hussar Steven Gault Blueroc Realty Holdings LLC Joseph Keller and Courtney Vogelsberger John Falcone and Gina Pomposelli Jennifer McKnight and Stephanie Symosko
Cathell Road 5177 Gardenview Road 306 Hamlet Ct 5210 Meadowcrest Road 2997 Ruthwood Ave. 3141 Vernon Ave. 608 Agnew Road 307 Alan St. 3107 Churchview Ave. 5460 Horning Road 5133 Janie Drive 275 Jean Drive 1021-1023 Joseph St. 5031 Leona Drive 521 Middle St. 3648 Wallace Drive 5218 Becky Drive 638 Blossom Drive 642 Blossom Drive 8 Bonel Court 5257 Holiday Drive 444 Judith Drive 407 Mary St. 2608 Michael Drive 38 Somerset St. 930 Glass Run Road 618 Jenne Drive 626 Jenne Drive 202 Pinchtown Road 424 Portia Drive 2808 Soulier St. 4879 Young Drive 485 Calvert Ave.
$1,200. $183,500. $134,000. $290,000. $70,000. $65,000. $260,000. $260,000. $167,000. $1,000,000. $165,000. $215,000. $162,000. $189,000. $153,154. $180,000. $59,337. $215,500. $280,000. $165,000. $185,000. $135,000. $150,000. $237,000. $110,000. $130,000. $185,000. $197,500. $30,000. $91,200. $155,000. $152,000. $278,000.
BETHEL PARK James Kossis Paul Surace
Abbeyville Apartments Associates L.P. Anthony and Clare Ferrari
126 Abbeyville Road 6007 Boxer Drive
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Estate of William Amrhein Christopher Hutchinson Harry Thomas Kainaroi II Christien Htoon Michael Mykeloff David Burry Derek Culberton Leo Houston Kristen Garrett Michele Drum
Tina Cuda Azamat Esenkulov Manuel Y Campero Narvaez & Karla M. Barez Segavepo LLC Garrett A. Weigers and Shannah M Grimes Ammar Alkaabi Marilyn Dehuff Donald and Elaine Nelson Anthony Trocano Clearvue Capital Corp.
1173 Braun Road 206 Cambridge Road 1171 Grandview Drive 246 Horning Road 750 McMurray Road 5947 Murdock Ave. 5851 Shirley Drive 603 Sonnybrook Ct 503 Timberidge Drive 5843 Wilson Drive
Joseph Iannelli Jr. Jonathan Tyler Borne David Tischler trustee Joseph Cecere Blane Volovich Aaron Prinkey Benjamin Curry Brandon Hoffman Paul Neil Don Land trustee Estate of Stephen Klim Jr. Estate of Roy Bailey Christopher Lazzaro William Colligan Jr. Norma Barkhurst John Mueller Estate of Thomas Prisbylla Jr. Jeffrey Burnside Paul Pitocco Roman Caruso Jack Nystrom Nicole Ruf George Bawks Estate of Thomas Lawrence Kerin John Symsek Jeffrey Lardin Greg Braeudigam Donna Hussar Estate of Marguerite Cotts Stephen Hozella Michael Turske Kimberly Evanko Estate of Eugene Meehan Christopher Marcisak Ralph Green Jr. Robert LoCastro trustee Matthew James Hirlehey Patrick Clark Raymond Miller James David Bachman Jr. Graydon Cartmell Mary Yeager James Modrak Jason Miller Carter Lehman Estate of John Knavish Brian Keady Timothy Sweeney Richard Tarr Theresa Readie
Susan S. Chematia and Macrina Chelagat Lelei Raymond Samuel Borne Shane Dunay Benjamin and Brianne Curry Kyrcor Enterprises LLC Luke Fusko Richard and Breann Warnock Brian and Emily Ondras Mark and Carole Schaeberle Mark Dolan and Kathryn Vicini Jeffrey and Alicia Burnside K & M Resident LLC Robert and Casey Santoriello Jeff and Mary Smonskey Birds Nest Properties LLC Bryan and Tiffany Driscoll Amanda Louise Shaginaw Cara Bullock Arlhene Sarmiento Carro Joshua and Heaven Morgan Andrew and Tiffany Thomas Allison Hope Williams Gregory Steven and Maria Diane Welsh Matthew Schnupp Tara Dahal Jennifer Lynn Smith Patricia Manchester Robert Stinner II and Kenzie Cadman James Paul Mansmann Gary Messer Rebecca Gates Tanner and Sara Kulback Nicole McCourt Michael and Lauren Fix James Brian Wechuck / Jennifer Suz. Weismant Property 4 Bethel Park LLC Thomas and Alexa Wolfe Lucas Hobbs and Carrie McKenna Mitch and Margot Russell Zachary Zimmer and Alaine Fink Dolores Lindblom Andrew and Cebra Carrozza Luke James Modrak Zachary Harris and Lauren Ackerman Morgan Hartley Edmund Nuttall Jr. and Nina Nuttall Edward Sekowski and Lyonel Weld II Dana Fletcher Kenneth Torgent and Lisa Malseky Glenn Lijewski
5895 Wilson Drive 625 Arkwood Drive 2792 Bertha St. 1300 Bethel Green Drive Boles Ct 6119 Boxer Drive 1337 Centerman Ave. 5796 Glen Ora Drive 414 Linwood Drive 5632 Valleyview Drive 1000 Battleford Drive 988 Copsewood Drive 5650 Cross St. 7071 Dumbarton Pl 3330 Forest Road 5812 Glen Hill Drive 661 Horning Road 6006 Irishtown Road 5936 Leprechaun Drive 1105 McKnight Drive 700 McMurray Road 105 Pickwick Drive 3525 Ridgeway Drive 5033 Sherwood Road 5624 Tracy Drive 1601 Calico Ct 981 Clifton Road 100 Gardenia Drive 53 Highland Road 2114 Hillcrest St. 5827 Irishtown Road 5658 Janet Drive 306 Kendall Ln 2937 Kings Mill Road l3201 Lenox Drive 4909 Library Road 662 Manoah Drive 326 Marshall Road 187 Spartan Drive 3508 Thornwood Drive 2310 Wells Drive 368 Allandale Drive 3340 Altherton Drive 3115 Aniray Circle 147 Cypress Drive 3213 Elderwood Drive 3316 Forest Road 3220 Kennebec Road 2411 Sylvania Drive 1515 Timberidge Drive
$75,000. $190,000. $199,900. $163,000. $180,000. $219,000. $217,500. $174,000. $137,900. $50,226 by sheriff's deed. $250,000. $143,000. $38,000. $399,900. $65,000. $292,000. $315,000. $324,900. $180,000. $187,000. $275,000. $160,000. $250,000. $270,000. $242,000. $320,000. $125,000. $199,900. $234,000. $170,000. $279,900. $225,000. $72,500. $146,000. $284,500. $189,900. $236,000. $313,000. $119,000. $180,000. $141,000. $229,000. $132,000. $305,000. $164,000. $502,500. $289,000. $345,000. $299,900. $176,000. $209,900. $268,000. $150,000. $214,000. $150,000. $216,900. $330,000. $365,000. $205,000. $149,000.
BRENTWOOD Keith Bogdanski Grace Yawny
Christopher and Cheri Klee Jonathan Greb and Jessica Windeknecht
3038-1/2 Brentwood Ave. 336 E Francis Ave.
Upgrading to Tankless Water Heaters (Continued from page 24 )
TOP REASONS TO GO TANKLESS Efficient and environmentally friendly: Tankless heaters flash-heat water when you need it and turn off as soon as you turn off the faucet or shower. That means water is heated instantly and heated only when you need it. Tankless heaters are designed to save energy, which saves you money and protects the environment. Thermalux tankless water heaters, on average, help reduce up to 118,000 tons of CO2 emissions a year. Constant hot water without the waste: With a tankless water heater, you get to enjoy an endless stream of hot water because it's heated through a compact yet powerful system that mounts on a wall. Choose the right size tankless and you'll always have hot water when your family needs it. Small size equals significant space savings: Usually about the size of a carry-on luggage bag, tankless water heaters can help you reclaim space compared with large tank-type heaters. Cleaner water: Traditional tank water heaters can build rust and sediment inside the tank after years of use. This material can end up in the water that you use in your home. Since tankless options do not store water and heat it only on demand, you get fresh, clean water. Growing accessibility: Getting a tankless water heater is now as easy as going online to Amazon or Home Depot, where tankless water heaters are available for immediate purchase. Learn more at thermalux.com. Then find an installer. Lower costs: The upfront cost of getting a tankless can be defrayed thanks to possible local, state and federal tax credits. Check out energystar.gov for more information. Once installed, a tankless will help lower your energy bills, helping you to further save money. Tankless water heaters have double the lifespan of their tank-style counterparts, which impacts savings over time.
HINTS FOR HOMEOWNERS What To Know About Mold And Mildew (NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures up images of smelly, green and black growth that can cause serious respiratory issues. It is often found in a home after an intrusive water event, such as a flood or a severe rainstorm. The reality is, just about every home has mold, though it only becomes a concern when there are moist building materials and you begin to notice visible mold growth and can smell it.
Why To Fight Mold Mold and water damage can have a negative effect on your and your family’s health, as well as on the safety and structure of your home. People with allergies to mold may experience sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, rash and upper respiratory problems. Homes in areas where there’s a potential for flooding, tornadoes, or hurricanes are especially at risk. Mold typically grows in damp places such as basements and crawlspaces. (Continued on following page.)
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BRENTWOOD Benjamin Rader Gabrielle Brinsky Margaret Lawson Martin Sobieralski Jr. Tri River Assoc. 2 LLC Thomas Garger Kimberly Dodson My Place Realestate LLC Estate of Anthony Dicesaro Jr. Lorenzo Lista Sunlet LLC John Cavataio Fredy Lopez Saltovka LLC Carly Epley Muhammad Hammad Abbasi Roots Property Solutions Inc. Estate of Thomas McIntyre Estate of Edward Stawowczyk Estate of Henry Adamcyk
Alexander Reber Anthony Lipera III and Kelly Lipera Branton Properties LLC Carola Neumann Taglyz II LLC SFR3 020 LLC SFR3 020 LLC George Lewis and Alexandria Stein Deeme Investments LLC Hunter William Craft TNT5KIDS Properties LLC Robert and Julia Giffen Christopher Michael and Maranda Lynn Rodden Anastasia Belashova Kimberly Dawn Simmons Tyler Pashel Patrick and Emilye Zulick South Side Passive LLC Melissa Lupinacci Andrew Stuart Packham
4115 Edge Road 62 Greenlee Road 41 Bellanca Ave. 3939 Brownsville Road 4131 Brownsville Road 2750 Churchview Ave. 65 W Bellecrest Ave. 2924 Willett Road 3206 Willett Road 3272 Beechdale St. 204-206 Dewalt Ave. 4365 E Lawnview Ave. 4014 Meadowbrook Blvd. 3006 Brentwood Ave. 3846 Dalewood St. 21 Hillson Ave. 202 Owendale Ave. 2721 Pyramid Ave. 224 Tyrol Drive 205 Van Wyck Ave.
$139,000. $163,755. $105,000. $290,000. $873,000. $53,000. $73,000. $147,000. $120,000. $195,000. $135,000. $215,000. $174,900. $103,560. $135,000. $215,000. $207,000. $105,150. $168,500. $110,000.
CARROLL TOWNSHIP CNX Land LLC John Leccia Joyrene Leccia Sherri Taddeo Gabel Child Lon Cooke III David O'Dell James Pelissero Estate of James George Dull John Stitch John Rossi Estate of Genevieve Kornosky
Nilla Ltd. LLC Brian and Audra Gminder Brian and Audra Gminder Anthony Pacella and Kacey Amorose Elliot Pierce Jesus Mestre and Lori Kilgore Kevin and Lori Kenavey Erin Sinko Vincent J. Candelore Jr. and Lyndie Candelore Dane Joseph Mornak Ryan Sabo and Kacy Dean Alaina Weiss
Black Diamond Hollow Road 113 Howard St. 114 Howard St. 1 Spruce Aly 107 Rodgers St. 124 Rodgers St. 176 Route 837 1334 Wickerham Drive 108 Greenridge Drive 5 Rabe Ln 178 Fisher Ave. 167 Terrace Drive
$387,394. $22,500. $25,000. $134,321. $154,900. $170,000. $150,000. $140,000. $185,000. $385,000. $240,000. $95,000.
CHARLEROI Chad Zelinsky John Mollenauer Christy Ann McClure Wayne Ray Richard Celaschi Robert Cain Estate of Dolores Mascara Estate of John Peter Croussouloudis
David Barbe Eric Johnson and Bradley Metzger III Wesley Gadsden Ronald Winton Jean Eudes Franklin David Barbe James Davenport Jr. / Madeline K. Davenport Fallowfield QOZ LLC
608 11th St. 412 Crest Ave. 803 Fallowfield Ave. 1112 Lincoln Ave. 102 Lookout Ave. 1008 Fallowfield Ave. 609-611 Fallowfield Ave. 528 Fallowfield Ave.
$28,000. $130,000. $8,500. $12,000. $18,000. $48,000. $32,500. $49,000.
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Walter Hopkins Carl Beard Irvin Kili Green Jr.
Second & Third Holdings LLC David Barbe Shai Quane Harrison
Michael Morters Samuel Sokol
Ronald Behanna III and Jessica Addis Full Armor Real Estate LLC
Zerfoss Property LLC Donald Smaracheck David Riley LSF10 Master Participation Trust Nicholas Krowchena Cynthia Poskon Pawel Bistram
Second & Third Holdings LLC Michael and Barbara Kathleen Outrich Richatta Ivy David Bbarbe PNC REO Acquisitions LLC DB Rentals LLC Kristie Kay Wright
CLAIRTON Bradford Square Investment LLC Allegheny County Redevel. Auth. Croation Club Clairton Mary Petkovich Anargis Michael Smalley Patrick Bright Mon Management LLC John Misko Derrik Cosby Charles Deventura Jordan Hess Shenk Bailey Daniel Loughner Terry Little Louis Colonna SHREE SAI Realty Inc. Heath Close Linda Garfold Caleb Allen
Thompson 1 Properties LLC Clairton Inn L.P. St. George Lodge Clairton Inn L.P. Samantha Simeone Noah Williams David Sabo and Joseph Sabo Sr Mon Valley Prime LLC Yaron Baroz and Sharon Oren Hakmon Properties LLC Mitchell Vapniarek Magali Rocha and Sergio D La Moreyra Noah Sheriff Javier Solorzano Anthony Hertzig Prospect Realty Group LLC Clairton Inn L.P. Chad Brenning Leander Young
FALLOWFIELD John Kovach
809 Fallowfield Ave. $22,616. 815 Lookout Ave. $38,000. 901 Meadow Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $47,268). 322 Woodland Ave $58,500. 609 Seventh St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $73,944). 421 Fallowfield Ave. $12,000. 1006 Lower Meadow Ave. $62,000. 529 McKean Ave. $1,500. 101 Lincoln Ave. $54,000. 1217 Lookout Ave. $3,000. 701 McKean Ave. $20,000. 905 Prospect Ave. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $70,434). 3102 Miles Ave. 601-613 Miller Ave. 607 Miller Ave. 824 School St. 819 Toman Ave. 1029 Pennsylvania Ave. 4004 Soltis Drive 230 Waddell Ave. 423 Fifth St. 914 Chestnut Way 900 Jefferson Drive 819 Miller Ave. 917 Miller Ave. 507 St. Clair Ave. 803 Washington Ave. 601 Miller Ave. 429 Ohio Ave. 620 Thompson Ave.
$335,000. $15,802. $65,000. $85,000. $55,000. $53,000. $15,000. $37,000. $58,000. $66,000. $50,000. $37,000. $5,000. $5,000. $55,000. $240,000. $33,000. $62,500.
Karen Deutsch Iowa Hermann Kirk Melenyzer Daniel DeAmbroggi
1326 Route 481 $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $179,244). Mark Anthony Smith 1687 Route 481 $137,000. Donald Papin 172 Hess Road $175,000. Cory Scott Altemara and Melissa Dawn Adams 8 Jefferson Ave. $185,000. Artem Budnikov 49 Riverview Ave. $28,500.
FINLEYVILLE Michael Kutsek
AJJ Properties LLC
3519 Washington Ave.
JEFFERSON HILLS Castor Farm Assoc. Inc. Estate of Cora Jean Taucher Dale Watazychyn Michael Dorrian Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of Frank Mikolaj Anna Cotter MB2K Development Inc. Patrick Gowaty Donald Serratta Jr. Robert Markovitz Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of John Taucher II Olive Jane Shipp Melissa Carson Estate of John Krandel James Milner Maronda Homes Inc.
Daniel and Joan Keller Brown Mary Ellen Voelker Joshua Butella Shaun and Melanie Lorentz Bryan Morgan Joseph and Anna Renee Masters Cory and Kayla Marie Lotis Donald Meucci Jr. and Victoria Cotter Costa Industries LLC Lal Dhakal and Puspa Khatiwida Charles Roy Terwilliger Jr. and Jennifer Leap BRG Real Estate LLC Ram and Ambika Pradhan K4K LLC Dana Ferraiuolo Zachary Kozlowski Christine McCann Lalita Subedi and Hemanta Mishra Andrew James and Renee Theresa Baiano
4000 Castor Ln 1039 Gill Hall Road 1332 High Road 236 Oak Entrance Drive 431 Spaniel Ln 141 Hollywood Drive 1616 Jefferson Ridge Drive 3021 Chestnut Ridge Drive 1017 Franklin Ct 6051 Independence Drive 405 Stilley Road 102 Chesapeake Drive Gill Hall Road 123 Hollywood Drive 105 Neilson Drive 701 Old Clairton Road 3020 Shady Timber Ln 418 Spaniel Ln
$75,000. $350,000. $82,000. $359,900. $390,345. $145,000. $57,000. $80,000. $474,900. $384,900. $150,000. $320,689. $39,558. $131,000. $122,500. $140,000. $409,000. $585,374.
What To Know About Mold And Mildew (Continued from previous page.) Apart from floods, the four major causes of mold and water damage in residences are: leaks in the building envelope (that is, around window frames, roof); unattended plumbing leaks; high humidity levels (particularly from unvented or improperly vented indoor moisture sources, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and clothes dryers); and condensation on cool surfaces (on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, on window frames, in basements).
How To Fight Mold The good news is there are steps you can take to identify and remove mold, and prevent its re-occurrence by keeping the water out of the house. AIHA (formerly American Industrial Hygiene Association), the organization for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) in the workplace and community, created free resources for consumers including: “Facts About Mold: A Consumer Focus,” a downloadable guide to the problems of mold growth and what you can do to prevent it; and a brief video, “What is mold? Who’s affected?”—a quick guide to the dangers of mold in your home.
Who Can Fight Mold If mold damage is severe, it may be time to seek the help of an OEHS professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist with extensive mold investigation and remediation experience. You can find a list of OEHS experts at www.aiha.org/public-resources/consultants-listing.
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JEFFERSON HILLS Sean Costa Joseph Bracco Louis Robert Martire Annette Azzari
Michael and Elizabeth Hribik John Gyure and Erica Dengler Edwin Brueggman Mary Jackson
1414 Council Place 122 Hollywood Drive 643 Railroad St. 1148 State Route 885
$460,000. $154,000. $10,000. $158,000.
MONONGAHELA Buechel Real Estate LLC Robert Taper Jack Woods Justin Tatar Michael O'Brien Derrick Durbin Sharon Fulmer
Charles Welding Summer DeRubeis Andrew James Sobon Dana Fleenor Louella Jayne Porter James Bongiorno Radames Garcia
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moves out of its normal location, oftentimes towards a nerve in the low back. No one knows exactly why this happens for some people, but genetics and poor body mechanics can contribute to this.
Q:: What is spinal stenosis? A: Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal gets crowded, causing nerve irritation and possible compression. Many times, there are multiple reasons for spinal stenosis including disc herniations, arthritis of nearby joints, and ligament swelling.
Q: How can sciatic pain be treated? A: Many times, all that is needed to improve sciatic pain is time. To manage pain until your body heals itself, relative rest and over-the counter pain medication can be used. If that does not help, physical therapy focusing on core strengthening or chiropractic care can be tried. Other options include prescription-grade pain medications, alternative treatment options like acupuncture, low back injections (epidural injections), and surgery if nothing else works.
Q: How do I go about getting my sciatic pain treated? A: If you would like to discuss your specific treatment options, feel free to make an appointment at one of our offices.
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HEALTH / MEDICAL /FITNESS WOMEN'S ADULT INCONTINENCE - medical and diabetic supplies. One lot. Buyer takes all for $175 negotiable. Call Bob @ 540-718-9791 and leave message. Jefferson Hills area. ELECTRIC HOME HOSPITAL BED - Richmat 1, Easily adjusts six ways with the touch of a button. Includes gently-used Serta mattress. $300 or best offer. 724-348-4836. TRANSFER TUB BUNCH – for getting into the shower, Drive brand. New, still in the box. $30. 412-884-0886 WOMEN'S ADULT INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES. One lot. $150 neg. Bob @ 540-718-9791 lv msg. Jeff Hills area. SAVE ON YOUR NEXT PRESCRIPTION! World Health Link. Price Match Guarantee! Prescriptions Required. CIPA Certified. Over 1500 medications available. CALL Today For A Free Price Quote. 1-855-530-8993 Call Now!
--------- ITEMS FOR SALE----------CHAINSAW - Craftsman. $60. 412-445-2701 TABLE AND BOOTH - steel legs. $75. 412-4452701 LAZY SUSAN - ceramic. $50. 412-445-2701 WOMEN'S ADULT INCONTINENCE - medical and diabetic supplies. One lot. Buyer takes all for $175 negotiable. Call Bob @ 540-718-9791 and leave message. Jefferson Hills area. WOMEN'S ADULT INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES. One lot. $150 neg. Bob @ 540-718-9791 lv msg. Jeff Hills area. DOG RAMP - telescoping 87x20x4, non slip, holds up to 300-400# never used $50.00. 412-558-0246 LOUNGE CHAIR - gravity, brown, like new $20. 724746-8707
BED FRAME - double, convertible to queen, includes head,foot and side boards, Thomasville,spindle, cherry wood, like new $75. 724-746-8707 PATIO CHAIRS - highback, light green, two for $20.724746-8707 2 OLD 26” WOMENS BICYCLES - 1970’s AMF Scorcher 21 speed restored, 1950’s Schwinn American needs some TLC. $50 each. 412-558-0246 2010 REPLACEMENT WINDOW - Used, Pella, 27W x 53H. $50 OBO. 412-558-0246 2” HITCH MOUNT BICYCLE RACK - holds two bikes, used one season $50. 412-558-0246 CERAMIC TILE - 1950’s circa Franklin bathroom, light pink, over 1000 pieces 4x4 includes 3 soap dishes and two towel holders, no chips, like new. Make offer. 412-558-0246 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora, 4 lots, 1 vault, $500 each. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. WORLDS LARGEST STAMP ALBUM – Illustrated, every country in the world. Includes United Nations, published 1974. Pristine condition, unused, (quite rare). Only $20. 724-929-8259 FRENCH POST CARDS – Very early, unused. Folder of 12, plus 50 singles in album. All in perfect condition. All for $20. 724-929-8259 POSTAL FIRST DAY ISSUES – “American Architecture” – 5 covers with art by Don Moss, in black leather folder. Perfect set. $5. 724-929-8259 POSTAL FIRST DAY ISSUES – “1979 Post Card” plus 5 specialty covers, all in black leather folder by Fleetwood. Perfect set. $5. 724-929-8259 WILTON CRYSTAL CLEAR CAKE DIVIDERS – Item #301-9450. 30 piece set includes (one) 6”, 8”, 10”, 12”, 14” and 16” white plastic separator plates and (24) 7.5” tall clear plastic twist legs. $35. 412-884-0886 TRANSFER TUB BUNCH – for getting into the shower, Drive brand. New, still in the box. $30. 412-884-0886 MATERIAL – Cotton blends, vintage and current prints, all new, great for quilting and sewing. Starting at $3 a yard. 412884-0886 BOB ROSS – Mug and back issues of painting/decorating magazines. $10. 412-884-0886 GIANT CUPCAKE PAN - $15. 412-884-0886. TWO WHEEL DOLLY - Clarke strong arm $40. 412405-8160. leave a message if you can. WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS – (2) Haier, $50 each. 412-405-8160. leave a message if you can. 24 FOOT V-NOSE BOX TRAILER - 2019’ one owner, only 800 road miles, heavy duty axle, set of rimmed spare tires, GVWR 9990 pounds. $6,800 Text inquiries to 904-753-3286
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TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires, 225/50 R17. 13,367 miles - 7/8 32nds ThreadExcellent Snow . Tires. $300. Text for pics. 412-535-3744 APOLLO 11 - 1969 Moon Landing Silver Medal, 21 grams silver, 39mm diameter $22. 724-941-1728 VINTAGE ENAMEL ROASTER/CASSEROLE - with lid, 12 7/8" x 8", good condition. $10. 724941-1728 FOREIGN COINS – (41)- some 100 years old. Tahiti, England, Ireland, France, more. $30. 724-941-1728 P BUCKLEY MOSS - Signed 1990 ABBY Framed Print - Girl with Umbrella 148/1000. $125. 724-941-1728 MR. COFFEE - Model CG13 12 cup coffee maker, with permanent, reusable filter. $10. 724-941-1728 PIANO - Free Spinet w/bench, walnut finish, 56"WX24"DX37 1/2 H--Moving out of state.. 412-833-0107 OFFICE DESK - Tan w/woodgrain top, 54"wX24"dx29h5 drawers & 1file dwr. Asking $30. 412-833-0107 DOLLHOUSE WITH ACCESSORIES & FURNITURE - Width - 21-1/2 Inches, HEIGHT - 28-1/2 Inches. 3 large Rooms. Wood Construction, Like New. $75. Please call 724-348-5017 ROBERTO CLEMENTE COLLECTION- cards, photos, plaques, etc. $2.00 - $200.00. 412-653-0329.
45 RPM RECORDS - nearly 500 record in nice shape, mostly 60's and 70's. Motown, Carpenters, etc. $60 OBO.412653-0329 ELECTRIC HOME HOSPITAL BED - Richmat 1, Easily adjusts six ways with the touch of a button. Includes gently-used Serta mattress. $300 or best offer. 724-348-4836. BIKE RACK - Holds 1 or 2 bikes. $18. Call 724-684-7250 AUDIO/VIDEO CABINET - 2 doors. Oak. Holds CDs/DVDs/Video Tapes. $46. Call 724-684-5531. ANTIQUE REEVES COAL BUCKET - Swinging Handle, Galvanized Metal Ribbed, also use for Fireplace Hearth Flower Display, Excellent Condition. $20. 724-941-7217 PATIO OVAL DINING TABLE - Frosted Glass with White Trim, Umbrella Holder is Included! $10. 724-941-7217 END TABLES- (2), Matching Set, Square and Hexagon, Beautiful Dark Wood, Lots of Storage, Like New, Moving. Both for $40. 724-941-7217 WHEELBARROW - For all your Lawn Projects. $25. 724-941-7217 ROUTER - Craftsman, includes Table, Case, Accessories, Stencil Sets, Excellent Condition. $100. 724-941-7217 TV STAND – Two shelves, plus the top, tempered glass, (smoked dark glass) wooden sides. 24H x 18W x 40L. Asking $50. 412-384-5837. Lv Mssg.
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AIRCRAFT BOOKS – Bunch of hard bound. Like new. All for $50. 724-684-5169 CHISEL BITS FOR PNEUMATIC JACK HAMMER – (26 pcs.) various bits and sizes. $50, OBO. 724-322-1253 DOG SHOCK COLLAR – (Tritronics), model trash breaker (2 collars). $600 value – asking $250. 724-366-9524 WICKER ROCKER – Antique. Hand-made in Jerusalem. $150. 412-384-5837. Lv. Mssg. WOODEN HIGH CHAIR – Antique. Asking $100. 412-384-5837 COMPUTER CHAIR – Black, Bungee, never used! Asking $60. 412-384-5837 3 OIL FILTERS – PF-35, 1 quart. $12. 412-425-0342 FURNACE MOTOR – ¼ H.P., 1725 RPM. $20. 412425-0342 OLD’S RALLEY WHEELS CENTERS – Two(2). $12. 412-425-0342 FIRE BLANKET - $20. 412-425-0342 TEAPOT COLLECTION – (16) - $2 to $3 each. Or buy all for a better price. 724-745-6218 14” BANDSAW – 4-speed, 110-220, like new. $300. 412-952-0914 FORD EXPLORER – 2002-2003, new front and rear spring strut sets and front ball joint set. $250. 412-952-0914 16” DELTA JIGSAW – with stand. $150. 412-952-0914 HEAVY DUTY COMMERCIAL SIZED POTS – Aluminum, five(5) total. Two (80 qt.), one (60 qt.), one (40 qt.) and one (24 qt.). Steaming insert and lids. Good for restaurant, club, church, etc. All for $100. 724-797-2610 POPCORN MACHINE – 54” x 16” used once. Beautiful. Cost $199. Selling for $75. 724-797-2610
CLASSIFIEDS DOUBLE SEATED SWING – Framed in wood. Redwood stained, never out in the weather. Good condition. $25. 724-348-5243 CHINA CABINET - $200. Glass Top Doors and Top Shelves & Lights Up. Dark Wood 724-344-6619 BABY CHANGING TABLE - $50. 724-344-6619 BABY STATIONARY ACTIVITY - Learning & Play Center $45. 724-344-6619 ROCKING CHAIR - Dark Wood $50. 724-344-6619 BEDROOM – Light gray dresser and mirror, cabinet, 5 drawers, 2 lamp tables. Good condition. Must See! $50. 724348-5243 DINING ROOM – Table, 3 extensions, pedestal base, two hi-back and 4 regular gold cushion chairs, 4-door china top, 4door lower base, 3-drawer server and folding top. China available. $700. 724-348-5243 FIRST POLAROID COLOR CAMERA – 1960, like new! In beautiful leather case. $125. 412-885-4975 LOT FOR SALE – Semi-Ocean Front, 100’ x 105’ in Currutuck, N.C. Four-wheel area, 2nd row. 412-885-4975 CAR WHEELS DOLLIES – Manual, move easy on rollers. $175. 724-941-9256 CEMENT BLOCKS – slabs, numerous. Make offer. 724-941-9256 JAW SAW – New, never used. $50. 724-941-9256 PRINTER – Cannon, Print, copy, scan. New in box. $40. 724-941-9256 USED BRICK - $80 per thousand. Call Bob. 412-3847247 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora, 4 lots, 1 vault. $500 each. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. Please Lv. Mssg.
COCA-COLA – Collectibles. No reasonable offer refused. 724-938-8240 GOLF CLUBS – Golden Bear, plus bag, woods and irons. 412-751-5688 POOL EQUIP – Chlorine feeder, pump, filter, $50. 4-step ladder $20. Skimmer vacuum $10. 724-279-8251 BASSET CHINA CABINET – With lighted glass display on a 2-door bass cabinet. $100. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. COMPOUND BOWS – Two(2) with seven arrows. $50. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. LEATHER BOOTS – Matterhorn Metatarsal, Size 10.5E, $50. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. CARPET CLEANER – Kenmore. Used once. $50. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. REFLECTIVE STRIPE – Black/Yellow coat. Size 2XL. $30. 724-945. 6622, Lv. Mssg. INVICTA BOLT WATCH – Black and gold, Swiss movement, stainless steel case, flame fusion crystal, 52 millimeter. Paid $399 – asking $110. 724-322-1253 STANLEY HAMMERS – Five(5), one(1) ball peen hammer, one(1) 18-inch Rigid pipe wrench. $25 or best offer. 724-322-1253 T.V. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS – Two(2) autographed pictures and signed notes from Sharon Case, star of ‘The Young and The Restless” – one of a kind. Only $10. 724929-8259 GOLF BALLS – 20 balls (13 new, 7 practice), $9 for all. 412-884-0886 GOLF SHOES – Men’s, vintage, brown with cleats, size 7.5, like new. $10. 412-884-0886 1959 ALL STAR BASEBALL PROGRAM in excellent condition $100. 412-279-3288
July 2021 CAMPING GEAR – Primus propane stove, Coleman propane lantern, 3 sleeping bags and 3 canvas cots. $45 for all. 412-884-0886 SEWING MACHINES - Three(3), all full size, electric and portable. Comes with button holer, foot pedal, bobbins and accessories. $45 each. 412-884-0886 PITTSBURGH PIRATE SIGNED BASEBALL - from the 1960 world series; Don Hoak, Dick Schoefield, Hal Smith and Elroy Face $150. 412-279-3288 FISHING BOAT – Alumicraft, 16 foot, Mercury outboard, electric bow mount motor, fish finder, Live well, Bilge pump, running lights, trailer included. Many extras. $5,500. 724-3669524 TIRES (SNOW) - (4) Michelin X-Ice XI3 Snow Tires, 225/50 R17; 13,367 miles - 7/8 32nds Thread. Excellent Snow Tires. $300. Text for pics. 412-535-3744 ANTIQUE REEVES COAL BUCKET - Swinging Handle, Galvanized Metal Ribbed, also use for Fireplace Hearth Flowers, Excellent Condition. $20. 724-941-7217 GOLF BALLS - Choose your Brand, 3 Dozen for $10. 724-941-7217 45 RPM RECORDS - Over 500 records, mostly 60's and 70's, Motown, Carpenters, etc. $60 OBO. 412-653-0329. FISHING BIBS & COAT – Cabela’s, Guide-wear Gortex, thinsulate, X-Large. Paid $750. Selling for $300. 724366-9524. DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport, Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offer. Leave message at (412) 999-4332 TURKEY GUN – Benelli, Super Black Eagle, left hand model. New in case. Paid $2,000. Sell only $1,400. 724-366-9524
VINTAGE MCDONALD’S – 8oz. drinking glasses. Original characters from the 1970’s. 48 total glasses. $40. 412835-1151
----------- ITEMS WANTED -------FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424215-9385 WANTED ANTIQUES – Sterling silver, old Christmas decorations, old lamps, oriental rugs, paintings, crocks with blue decorations, gold jewelry. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. BUYING SPORTS CARDS – Baseball Cards, Basketball Cards and Football Cards. Don’t throw out that old box of cards from your kid or ex-husband! Give me a call first. Paying Cash. 412-760-2291 OLD HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. Has the red ring on the tires. Made from 1968 to 1977. A few or your collection, I am willing to look at them. Can meet. Also have PayPal. 724984-9085 OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724.782.0539 MUZZEL-LOADER – I will pay $500 for a 50 cal. Thompson Center Hawken, Flint-lock muzzle-loader in very good condition. 724-222-6711
NOTICES WORK WANTED - Will babysit two or three days a week for summer months, Monongahela area. Please call Lori at 724469-1631. Please leave a message. WILL DO LIGHT HOUSEWORK - for elderly persons. Monongahela area. Call Lori at 724-469-1631. Leave a message. SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. KEEP MOVING AND LET'S DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS - (no judgement) Adult classes in Jazz and Tap at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park. For further information call or text Joyce, 724-344-7910
------------ PETS-------Adopt a real friend, will make you smile, satisfaction guaranteed! Washington Area Humane Society. 724-222-7387 TAME PET BUNNIES - (various colors) and California/New Zealand cross meat rabbits for sale, $20. All rabbits handled by kids, very tame! Located south of Waynesburg PA near Hundred. Call 724-447-2726. MEAT RABBITS FOR SALE - (California/New Zealand cross and Rex rabbits), plus cute pet bunnies, $20. All rabbits handled by kids, very tame! Also bamboo poles for sale, 4 for $1. Located south of Waynesburg PA near Hundred WV. Call 724-447-2726. BEAGLE PUPPIES – A.K.C., 2 shots, wormed, health certificate, 30-day warranty, full refund. $600. 724-366-9524
DOG SHOCK COLLAR – (Tritronics), model trash breaker (2 collars). $600 value – asking $250. 724-366-9524 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 books, call Jessie @ 724941-5737.
------------ REAL ESTATE-------LOT FOR SALE – Semi-Ocean Front, 100’ x 105’ in Currutuck, N.C. Four-wheel area, 2nd row. 412-885-4975 MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora, 4 lots, 1 vault. $500 each. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. Please Lv. Mssg. PLOT FOR SALE - Sacred heart Cemetery $850 OBO. Please email email@example.com LOT FOR SALE – Currutuck, N.C., 4-wheel drive area, semi ocean front, 2nd row. 100feet x 105 feet, lot #11, ocean access path, 100 feet away. 412-885-4975 SELLING A FARM OR HOUSE? Advertise it here and neighboring publications. We can help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or visit our site at MACnetOnline.com SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800450-6631 or online at MACnetOnline.com
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ABL LAWNCARE – Grass Cutting, Mulching and Yard Cleanup. 412-855-3753 GRASS CUTTING - Quality work at a great price. 724348-6319 CAR INSURANCE - Shopping for car insurance? Call me first: Gene Svrcek at 724-379-5300. LAWN SERVICES - Call John (412) 515-5222 or Todd (724) 797-6031. Mowing, mulching, trimming, seeding, yard cleanup, tree service, retaining walls...fully insured, discounts. CONCRETE WORK - Retaining walls, brick/block, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable (412) 889-5035. KEEP MOVING AND LET'S DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS - (no judgement) Adult classes in Jazz and Tap at Miss Beverly's School of Dance Bethel Park. For further information call or text Joyce, 724-344-7910
GRASS CUTTING BY BOB – 724-348-6593 KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN - Electric, and Plumbing. Reasonable Rates! Call today 412-253-5163. KeepItSimpleHandyman.com
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Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza from Finleyville Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large 1 Topping pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the The Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)
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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the RJ Sokol Memorial Golf Outing? What healthcare system did Monongahela Valley Hospital form affiliation with? Who won the CCAC Wild Cat Invitational Golf Tournament? 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
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