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Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park Hosts Whiskey Rebellion Day by Christen M. Stroh On Sunday, July 16, 2017, the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park commemorated the events of the Whiskey Rebellion by hosting Whiskey Rebellion Day on the grounds of the homestead. Volunteers were on hand to lead visitors through daily tasks pertinent to life in the 18th century. The highlight of the day came at 2:30 p.m., when the volunteers performed a series of dramatic reenactments of the Miller family’s participation in the events that led up to and were a part of the Whiskey Rebellion. Three skits discussed the Miller family’s initial response to the whiskey tax, the women’s response to the men’s refusal to pay the tax, and the decision for some members of the Miller family to leave the area after the Whiskey Rebellion. In the barn, the original Miller family still was on display, and volunteers explained the whiskey-making process to visitors, who also were able to see other pertinent Whiskey Rebellion memorabilia. The Oliver Miller Homestead is open to the public every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Their next event, scheduled to take place on September 17, will be ‘Living off the Land.’ For more information, please visit the website

Jim Willison, a volunteer at the Oliver Miller Homestead for 17 years, explains the whiskey-making process to visitors.

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Healthy Kids Running Series Opens Registration for September Program Healthy Kids Running Series in the South Hills/Jefferson Hills announces that its fall 2017 series registration is now open for the program beginning September 17, 2017. Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is thrilled to debut this fall for its first season at Andrew Reilly Memorial Park (885 Park) in Jefferson Hills. While new to the South Hills, the HKRS program hosted over 20,000 children nationally in 2016! The program is open to the public--you do NOT need to be a Jefferson Hills resident to participate! HKRS is a five-week, nonprofit youth running program designed to combat childhood obesity while providing children with a positive, educational and fun introduction in the world of running. The divisions and race distances are as follows: • Pre-Kindergarten 2 – 3-year-olds - 50 Yard Dash • Pre-Kindergarten 4 – 5-year-olds -75 Yard Dash • Kindergarten & 1st Grade - Âź Mile • 2nd & 3rd Grade - ½ Mile • 4th & 5th Grade - 1 Mile • 6th - 8th Grade - 1 Mile “The Healthy Kids Running Series is all about having fun and motivating kids to be active! Our goal is to provide a fun and positive experience for every participant and see them improve over the five weeks,â€? said Jeff Long, founder and president. At the completion of the series, each participant receives a medal and trophies will be awarded based on total points to the top boy and girl in each age group. All runners registered for the five-week program will receive a race-bag and HKRS tech shirt. The series provides participants with a fun learning experience, which includes living an active lifestyle, dedication and goal setting. To register your children, volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit the website at $BSSZPVUPS%FMJWFSZt%BZTB8FFL


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END OF SUMMER READING GRAND FINALE - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Belle Vernon Public Library. Get your picture taken with the Washington Wildthings Mascot and your own free picture ID. There will be storytime, snacks, prizes, and building blocks! No registration required. Call 724-929-6642 for any further details. CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Will be open to the public every Tuesday. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696. WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5

specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Note: No bingo on August 15.

AUGUST 2 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazel Kirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more info, call Geno at 724-5925264 or 724-716-5718. PIZZA AND PRAISE - mid-week worship service at Mingo Church, Finleyville. Pizza at 6:30 p.m. with a casual, abbreviated, informal worship service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome! NAOMI OUTREACH – 12 p.m. Cedarbrook Golf Course meeting room. Our speaker for the month will be Linda Seman. The subject will be reflexology and other health issues. Any single woman is welcome to attend. For further info contact Joni at 724 243-3576.


Smithton Public Library. Get your picture taken with the Washington Wildthings Mascot and your own free picture ID. There will be storytime, snacks, prizes, and building blocks! No registration required. Call 724-872-0701 for any further details.

AUGUST 3 - 5 SAINT MARK PARISH FESTIVAL The festival hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Saint Mark Parish, 3210 Liberty Way, Liberty Borough. Games, food, rides, $9,000 cash prize drawing, wheel barrow of cheer, specialty baskets, craft baskets, sports raffles, bingo, instant bingo, flea market/antique sale, bake sale, children’s area, and nightly entertainment provided by DJ Timmy.

AUGUST 4 FRIDAY NIGHT GROCERY/CASH BINGO - Bunola Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. We have converted to all paper! Every

Friday is for groceries (specials are always cash) with the last one of the month being all cash! Our kitchen is open during bingo! DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4- 8 p.m. Along with our regular menu the special is crab cakes, baked potato salad and rolls. AUGUST 5 OLDIES DANCE – 8 p.m. with music by Mike and Candy. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person. CAR CRUISE – 5 - 9 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road Eighty Four, PA. Join us for some good food and listen to DJ Judy spin those great tunes. Proceeds from these car cruises benefit Food & Friends.

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WORK PARTY - SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more info concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

SUMMER FUN CRAFT-VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Christian Mothers of Holy Family Parish, West Newton, 225 N. 2nd Street. Free admission, 50-50, Chinese auction items, good, reasonably priced food and a relaxed atmosphere. For info and to reserve a table or more contact Barb at 724 8729687.

CRAFT-VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Holy Family Church, 225 N. 2nd Street, West Newton. Lunch will be available. For info: or 724 3311601. Leave a message and we will get back to you.

OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. The White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info, call 724-984-6611.

STROLL, SHOP ‘N SIP – 8 a.m. $5 chance to win $500 cash. Visit our businesses. See what Monongahela has to offer. Get tickets at, at our museum, or call 724-258-6432.

BROWNSVILLE DUCKY RACE – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brownsville Riverside Wharf located on Water Street. Ducks dive at 1 p.m. A $5 donation adopts a duck for the race. Adopted ducks will be put into the Monongahela River from the Inter-

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AUGUST 5 & 6 EPIPHANY CHURCH FESTIVAL 44 PA Blvd., Monessen, PA. Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ethnic food games and music. Saturday at 6 p.m. will feature the Street Level Band, Sunday at 12 p.m. will feature Ray Jay and the Carousels, Sunday at 5:30 p.m. will feature 2 Broke Country Girls. For more info:

AUGUST 6 SUMMER ROCK CONCERT – Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Crafthouse, Stage & Grill, 5024 Curry Road, Bethel Park. Featuring Steel Blossoms and Taylormade. Only 250 tickets are available for this one-night-only

concert. All proceeds benefit arts enrichment in West Jefferson Hills schools. Purchase tickets: or 412655-0747. Adult tickets are $20; children 12 and under are $10. A full menu will be available for patrons. All sales are final; no refunds except in case of cancellation.

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7TH ANNUAL TOAST TO OUR STARS GOLF OUTING - Riverview Golf Course in Bunola, (Elizabeth), PA. The event is a 4-person blind scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start and the cost to enter is $320 per team/$80 per player. Entry fee includes golf, food and adult beverages during the day and at the turn, catered dinner by Texas Roadhouse of Washington, PA and par 3 hole-in-one skill prizes. For more info, registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alan Nogy at 412-400-4814 or visit CAR CRUISE – 1-5 p.m. Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin. DJ, 50/50 raffles, Chinese auction, delicious food and much more. Car entry fee is $5. First 100 cars will receive a dash plaque. Spectator admission is free. Contact: or call 412-466-7533. Rain date: August 13. CAR, TRUCK & CYCLE SHOW – Benefits Belle Vernon Rotary. Held at the C.Harper Honda dealership behind C.Harper Ford Route 51 South. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the Historic Stone House BBQ compliments of C.Harper Auto Group. Free food and drinks for vehicle entries and spectators. Vehicle entry is $10. DJ Ralph Trilli playing your requests. Chinese auction and 50/50 along with 12 trophies and 100 dash plaques to the first 100 vehicle entries. For further info, contact POLKAS IN THE PARK – 2 p.m. Monessen Amphitheater. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dancing shoes for some polka fun in the sun! Free event. For the full schedule, find Monessen City Park Amphitheater on Facebook, or visit CRAFT SUNDAYS AT THE OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD - offering classes in leather, lucets, horns, and crewel. Guests will receive a printed set of instructions, all necessary materials and tools needed to complete a project. Children may work on a project such as completing a popsicle stick cabin or designing a quilt square. The Homestead is open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Located on Stone Manse Dr. off of Corrigan Dr. in South Park.

AUGUST 7 THE MIKEY DEE BAND – 8 p.m. Ballroom dancing. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.

AUGUST 8 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church. 2999 Bethel Church Rd., in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be on early American currency. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more info, call 724-984-6611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional info: Questions may be directed to WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Note: No bingo on August 15. CHAT & LUNCH WITH SENATOR PAT STEFANO - North Belle Vernon Park. 702 Graham St. 11 a.m. -1 p.m. For more info, contact RJ Sokol at 724-9292749. CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Will be open to the public every Tuesday. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696. AUGUST 10 WASHINGTON COIN CLUB - 7:30 p.m. in the Washington County Courthouse room 103. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be announced. Applications are

now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. For more info call 724-984-6611.

AUGUST 11 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, hot roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad and rolls! LINE DANCING - White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person. 2nd and 4th Friday of every month going forward. FRIDAY NIGHT GROCERY/CASH BINGO - Bunola Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. We have converted to all paper! Every Friday is for groceries (specials are always cash) with the last one of the month being all cash! Our kitchen is open during bingo!

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YARD SALE - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 6127 Pleasant Street, South Park. If you have any items to donate, call 412-655-4104. All proceeds will benefit the South Park Historical Society Building Fund.

AUGUST 11 - 13 PRAISE AND WORSHIP IN THE PARK - A number of area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations will join together for this day of praise, music, food and fellowship. A variety of activities are planned, including all-day musical performances, children’s activities, and food booths and info booths.

AUGUST 12 PARTY WITH A PURRRRPOSE – 410 p.m. Dinner 5-6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 175, 168 Park Avenue, Washington, PA. $20 per person. No tickets will be sold at the event. For reservation form visit: Proceeds benefit Fix ‘ur Cat.

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CAR SHOW AT SCHRAMM’S FARMS AND ORCHARDS – 11 a.m. – 4p.m. 1002 Blank Rd., Jeannette. Registration until 1 p.m. $5 registration fee. Dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 150 entries. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. DJ Matt Krause special trivia & prizes. Chinese auction door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Call 724-744-7320 for more info or visit

AUGUST 13 AUGUST FUN FEST – 10 a.m. to 6p.m., Cedar Creek Park. There’s something for everyone with great food, fun entertainment, and lots of children’s rides and amusements. This event is free to the public and offers free parking. Cedar Creek Park is located in Rostraver Township off Route 51, one-quarter mile north of I-70. For more info, call Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950 or visit

CRAFT SUNDAYS AT THE OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD - offering classes in leather, lucets, horns, and crewel. Guests will receive a printed set of instructions, all necessary materials and tools needed to complete a project. Children may work on a project such as completing a popsicle stick cabin or designing a quilt square. The Homestead is open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Located on Stone Manse Dr. off of Corrigan Dr. in South Park.

FARM TO TABLE DINNER – 4-8 p.m. The Compassion Care Network kick-off event is being held August 13th at Bramblewood at Simmons Farm in McDonald. Tickets are limited. $100 ticket includes: A farm to table dinner catered by PW Catering, Adam Brock performing, Chinese auction, bar with local wines & beer, and guest speakers to discuss Compassion Care. BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family social hall, 2nd St., West Newton at 12:30 p.m.

with the start of early birds. This is an all paper bingo and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai and a delicious luncheon. Come on out and have some fun.

MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR – 12-5 p.m. Skyview Fire Hall, 600 Nobel Drive, West Mifflin. $5 door admission. $25 for readings/services. For more info, call Deborah Ann at 724-348-8063 or 412927-9679 or visit

AUGUST 14 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING - Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The meeting “Art in Bloom” will start at 12:30 p.m. Members will share their talents: Floral design interprets art and craft. Nonmembers are welcome. For more info about the PHGC, visit their website at LITE TOUCH – 8 p.m. Ballroom dancing. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.

an Afghan veteran, who will speak on his experiences in Afghanistan. Lunch is at noon. The cost for lunch is $ 8, payable at the door. Reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000. COFFEE AND CANVAS – 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. $20 covers all supplies and canvas and two art teachers. 103 E. Main St., West Newton. WN Center for Active Adults. Call and make your reservation at 724-8724976.

AUGUST 18 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, chicken Romano, baked potato, salad and rolls will be our special. FRIDAY NIGHT GROCERY/CASH BINGO - Bunola Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. We have converted to all paper! Every Friday is for groceries (specials are always cash) with the last one of the month being all cash! Our kitchen is open during bingo!

AUGUST 19 AUGUST 15 CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Will be open to the public every Tuesday. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696. AUGUST 16 PIZZA AND PRAISE - mid-week worship service at Mingo Church, Finleyville. Pizza at 6:30 p.m. with a casual, abbreviated, informal worship service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome! SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazel Kirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more info, call Geno at 724-5925264 or 724-716-5718.

AUGUST 17 RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP - Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Event speaker Nick Grimes,

CLAIRTON COMMUNITY DAY – 12-5 p.m. Clairton School Yard, 501 Waddell Ave. Free event. Ethnic food, games, face painting, giveaways, community resources, DJ, Live entertainment featuring The Bill Henry Band and more! For more info contact OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. The White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info, call 724-984-6611. CAR CRUISE & PIG ROAST Thomas Church Classic Car Show and Pig Roast. Dash plaques will be given out to the first 125 registered cars. Registration fee is $5. Trophies and plaques awarded to cars and trucks. Great food, live entertainment, and a Chinese auction. Proceeds go to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. Car registration begins at 2 p.m. with food and entertainment starting at 3 p.m.

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AUGUST 20 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All member and the general public are invited. Program for this month to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. For additional info, call 724-984-6611. CRAFT SUNDAYS AT THE OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD - Offering classes in leather, lucets, horns, and crewel. Guests will receive a printed set of instructions, all necessary materials and tools needed. Children may work on a project such as completing a popsicle stick cabin or designing a quilt square. The Homestead is open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Located in South Park. KIDS FEST – 2 p.m. Monessen Amphitheater. Free event. Fun activities in the park, for kids of all ages! For the full schedule, find Monessen City Park

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AUGUST 21 WALLY MERRIMAN TRIO – 8 p.m. Ballroom dancing. $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.

AUGUST 22 INTRO TO SQUARE DANCE – 7:3010 p.m. Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, 15220. No experience, costumes or partner required. All ages are welcome. The cost is $4 ($2 for those under 18). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Peanuts Square Dance Club. For more info, call Paul at 412-7352423 or Sara at 412-835-1783. CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Will be open to the public every Tuesday. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696. WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. CAR SHOW – Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Mifflin. Show opens at 5 p.m. and run until dusk. First 50 cars will receive goodie bags! Foods and beverages for sale. Free beer! Music provided by the Doc Doo Wop & Ms. Shoo Bop of KFB 97.5 FM / 770 AM. Medals and prizes will be awarded. Car show entry is $5 per vehicle! For info, call 412-414-4919.

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AUGUST 25 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. The special is shrimp stuffed with crab meat, baked potato, salad and rolls. Our regular menu will also be available. VIRUOSO ORGANIST PAUL JACOBS – 7:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Suggested donation: $15; students are free. A reception follows the concert. Visit FRIDAY NIGHT GROCERY/CASH BINGO - Bunola Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. We have converted to all paper! Every Friday is for groceries (specials are always cash) with the last one of the month being all cash! Our kitchen is open during bingo! LINE DANCING - White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person. 2nd and 4th Friday of every month going forward.

AUGUST 26 NBV PARK ANNUAL GOLF OUTING - Madison Club. For more info, contact RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749.

PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – 7 p.m. Social room, Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and guests are asked to bring an item of interest to show and talk about. The items can be in the form of an antique, an old photograph, a family heirloom, an interesting letter or any item that speaks of history. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome. For more info, call 724-7463203.

AUGUST 29 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. for “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Note: No bingo on August 15.

AUGUST 29 CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Will be open to the public every Tuesday. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696.

AUGUST 30 AUGUST 28 FRIENDS OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY – 7-9 p.m. Community Room, right of the Library, at Jefferson Hills Borough Building. All volunteers are welcome to attend. For more info:

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazel Kirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more info, call Geno at 724-5925264 or 724-716-5718.

MIKEY DEE BAND – 8 p.m. Ballroom Dancing, $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.


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Monongahela Cemetery Chapel Planning Remarkable Restoration By Jill Runfola

West Newton Residents Celebrate 25 Years as Small Town Residents Dear Editor, It’s been 25 years since my husband and I took a leap of faith and bought a house in a town that neither of us had ever heard of. That town? West Newton, PA. Looking for a house for over 2 years and wanting to get out of Allegheny County, we were intrigued when a co-worker of my husband’s saw a tiny ad in the Daily News for a house for sale. “Let’s go for a ride and do a “drive-by,” he said. We pulled up to the front of the house and knew in an instant that it was the house for us. What we didn’t know was what a precious gift we were about to receive. Our kids were 1 and 8 and we were as naïve as they come. We quickly settled in and found our niche. As the years rolled by and we were faced with countless trials and tribulations, we couldn’t help but notice that our neighbors (who had become dear friends) were the one constant that got us from one hiccup to the next. Whether lending a helping hand with a house project (and there were many), picking us up off the side of the road when our car broke down, or forgiving us for wrecking our truck into their tree, they were there! I’ve lost count of the number of pots of coffee shared or the number cigarettes we smoked while sitting on each other’s porches sharing our problems, talking, laughing and yes, even crying into the wee hours of the morning. I do know that I wouldn’t trade one minute of it. Both of us being raised in the city; me in Brooklyn, NY and he in Baltimore, MD, we could never have imagined settling into small town life and re-furbishing an old farm house, but that’s exactly what happened. Thank goodness we went for that ride and did that drive-by that fateful night all those years ago. Yes, we live on one of the best streets in one of the best neighborhoods in the small town of West Newton, PA and hope to be there for another 25 years. Our kids have grown and most of us are grandparents now and even though it’s not as often, our front porches are still open for business. Thank you, West Newton, friends, and neighbors…you rock! With Love and Gratitude, Lou and Stacey Friedemann

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The Monongahela Cemetery is moving along with plans to undergo groundbreaking restoration on their historic chapel that will return it to its original beauty. A study has been done and fundraisers are underway. Also, donations are being accepted. The chapel, available to all, is non-denominational, and Pictured are (l-r): Mark Affinito, cemetery superintendent the plan to restore it is so and Jack Cattaneo, VP/Secretary for the cemetery, future generations may standing in front of the Monongahela Cemetery Chapel. benefit from the chapel, too, useful not only as a place of mourn- the original beauty of the building while making it even more attractive. They are ing but also for community functions. In 2001, the Monongahela Cemetery to include: 1. Fireplace restoration. 2. applied for historic recognition—land- Removal of carpeting and restoration of scape, design and architecture. The the oak floors. 3. Doors replacement. 4. chapel and all the grounds were sur- Installation of new lighting. 5. veyed. The Monongahela Chapel is a Replacement of the bathroom with a major reason that the Monongahela working one. Official fundraising began on May 2 Cemetery was placed on the National when requests for donations were Register of Historic Places in 2001. mailed out. They are planning a band “In 2016, The Monongahela Board of concert and a memorial walk. In the Members wanted a study done for the chapel, there will be more meetings, registry on the feasibility of restoring the chapel,” said Jack Cattaneo, Vice educational sessions, lectures, and perPresident/Secretary and historian with formances. Monongahela Historical Monongahela Cemetery. He stated, Society is planning a fundraiser in “The first thing we did was hire an October using the chapel. The chapel is architect, Terry Necciai, from functional as well as offering old-time Monongahela. Two months later, he was charm. In conclusion, Cattaneo says the key still studying the building. He created a factor is “the need to raise the money as 40-page report. It could only be quickly as possible so the restoration can described as an act of love on his part.” Cattaneo said that the architect of the begin.” To help their efforts, you may well-designed chapel in 1894 was Frank send in any tax-deductible amount to: Keller and that the chapel was built at a Monongahela Cemetery, 800 Country cost of $3,500. The Board would like to Club Road, PO Box 164, Monongahela, reach out to surviving family members PA 15063. For more information, call or visit to inform them of the good news of the 724-258-8750 restoration. Renovations will maintain

South Park Women's Club Names New Officers for 2017-2018 Club Year The South Park Women’s Club is pleased to announce the new slate of officers for 2017-2018 is as follows: President Pam Ennis; 1st Vice President Lukas Soukup; 2nd Vice President Charm Papi; Secretary Cathy Obricki; and Treasurer Rowena Partyka. The first general meeting will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Extends Thanks for Successful Fireworks Display The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following for their contributions to the 2017 Fireworks Extravaganza. Sponsors: EQT Bowser Automotive Contributors: Ashcraft Storage B&B Truck and Equipment Repair, Inc. Behanna Auto and Tire Service Bob & Betty Yowan Borough of New Eagle Carroll Township CFS Bank City of Monongahela Community Eye Care Cox Market Dettore’s Pizza

Dr. Randall Rodriguez Faye Irey Frye Construction & Restoration, Inc. Frye Funeral Home Ginger Hill Grange Grilli’s Studio Italian Village Pizza Attorney James Haines, Jr. Joe Fida’s Instant Auto Plate Service Joseph Caruso Merico Lignelli Agency Mon Valley Tax and Accounting Services, Inc. Monongahela Woman’s Club Pete Jenkins Tax, Accounting and Financial Services PNC Bank Telegraphis Landscaping Tregembo Motors Valley Inn V.F.D.

Rostraver Woman’s Club Hosts Senior Girls’ Tea The Rostraver Woman’s Club hosted the 2017 Belle Vernon Area Senior Girls’ Tea, Shades of Pink, on May 8, 2017 at the Peppermill Grille. All the tables had different shades of pink napkins and floral arrangements. Guests dined on a selection of sliders and wraps with red velvet cupcakes for dessert. Melanie Patterson served as the Mistress of Ceremonies and gave the invocation. She was also the guest speaker, presenting Pictured are the Young Women of Service Award Winners and their moms (l-r): Aleah on ‘Table Manners in 10 Minutes.’ Belczyk, Madison McCarthy, Layne Spoto, Barbara Vandermer presented the Davee Spoto, and Pam Belczyk. Rostraver Woman’s Club Young Women of Service Awards to Aleah Belczyk, Madison McCarthy, and Layne Spoto. The three young women were presented with flowers, a monetary gift, and a book donated to the Belle Vernon Area School library in their honor. Each young woman was asked to write an inspirational message in the book for future students to read. Stephanie McHugh, BVA Director of Counseling Services, briefly addressed the seniors about being successful. Class President Natalie Bialon gave a closing message to the graduating young women. Thanks to the following local businesses who made donations to keep the tea a tradition for Belle Vernon Area: Broad Avenue Treasures; Douglas Education Center; Bill’s Golfland; Eat ‘N Park; Italian Village Pizza; James C. Stump Funeral Home; Parzynski Funeral Home; CSC Insurance; Cole Chiropractic; Zdilla Family Chiropractic; James J. Connolly; MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry; Highway Appliance Company; The Counseling House; and the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce. The Rostraver Woman’s Club is on summer break but will resume meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Fells Methodist Church at 7 p.m. All guests are welcome to attend.

Donations Still Being Accepted For VFW Honor Roll in Broughton VFW Post 1940 Broughton/Curry is in the process of refurbishing the honor roll located at the corner of Cochran Mill Road and Hough Drive. We are planning to remove several trees, change around the walkway and do some much-needed maintenance of the structure. We have gotten donations for about half the money needed to do the work. Our plans are to do the work in August with a celebration in September. We are still accepting donations for this project. Donations can be mailed to VFW Post 1940, 970 Hough Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15236. The point of contact is Beverly, and you can contact her by either calling 412-655-9922 or 724344-6427.

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SWPA RN Club Installs New Officers, Awards Scholarships The SWPA RN Club installed officers at the May 9, 2017 luncheon. New officers are: President- Carol Wind, Vice President - Carol Bass, Treasurer Stephanie Gardiner, Recording Secretary Ann Trageser, and Corresponding Secretary - Barbara Capezio. The Club also awardPictured are (l to r): Barbara Capezio, Ann Tragesser, Stephanie Gardiner, Carol Bass, and Carol Wind. ed five scholarships in May. The criteria is based on academic standing, merit and need. Applicants' official home of residence must be in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. An applicant must be entering his or her senior year in a diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree or final semester of a graduate nursing program. Mary Agnes Powers/SWPA RN Club - Rachel Campion, who is attending West Virginia Wesleyan College; Elizabeth Woodland/SWPA RN Club - Sydney Cargill, who is attending Duquesne University; Hildegard Sullivan/SWPA RN Club Chelsea Sanders, who is attending Washington Health System School of Nursing; SWPA RN Club - Rachel Slobodnyak, who is attending Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing , and SWPA RN Club - Melissa Wagner, who is attending Wheeling Jesuit University. The 18th Annual Scholarship Fund Raiser Card Party will be held on Saturday September 30, 2017 at the South Hills Country Club. All proceeds will be used for scholarships in 2018. Detailed information will follow at a later date.

AUGUST NEWS FROM THE SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Due to our summer hiatus, there is no meeting scheduled for August. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. The scheduled program is the “Cement City” with guest speaker Brian Charlton. All Society meetings are open to the public at no charge and light refreshments are served. Historical Snowden Township/South Park Township The Society’s published book “Historical Snowden Township/South Park Township” is available for sale at the South Park Library for $20 (tax included). Books can also be ordered by calling 412-835-9529 or 412-655-4104. For an additional $3.25 for postage, the book can be mailed to any destination. Yard Sale The Society will hold a yard sale on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 6127 Pleasant Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any items to donate, please call 412-655-4104. Plan to visit and see what treasures you may find. All proceeds will benefit the South Park Historical Society Building Fund. South Park Community Day The Society is participating in the South Park Community Day. The date is September 16 from noon to dusk. The theme is ”Ghost SPOOKTACULAR” and, as in the past years, the event will be in the agricultural building. For more information on the Society, please visit their web site at

AUGUST NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Living History Schedule for August 13 Soldier drills: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. include inspection of arms, loading in 9 times, firing by company, file and rank. Children’s activities: Immediately following Soldier Drills will include drilling with the soldiers using wooden guns, demonstrating the accuracy of Civil War bullets using round and spherical balls, old time games and Victorian dress up for photos. Don’t forget your camera.

Founders Day In honor of the 175th anniversary of the birth of Monessen Founder Colonel James Schoonmaker, the Greater Monessen Historical Society will hold their annual Founders Day celebration August 19, 2017 at Monessen City Park. There will be Civil War re-enactors, food booths, children’s activities, and entertainment. Re-enactors from the 11th P.V.I. Company K, Inc. will set up authentic Civil War camps to showcase a living history view of camp life during the War of the Rebellion.

Car Cruise The Monessen/Rostraver Rotary will hold a car cruise at City Park as part of the Founders Day celebration. Pre-registration is $8. Dash plaques will be issued to first hundred registrants; there will be 20 trophies and prizes. Bill Lemon will be the deejay. For registration, contact Kristen Joseph at 724-880-9419. On Facebook check out “Founders Day Car Show.”

Autumn Exhibit The Autumn Exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum will be called “Treasures from the Archives.” It will feature select displays highlighting interesting items and photographs from the collection.

Fundraising Dinner/Dance A fundraising dinner/dance will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Jozwiak Hall in the St. Vincent DePaul Society building on Grand Blvd. The theme will be the “Life of Colonel Schoonmaker.” Guests are encouraged to dress in costume from the time period of the Colonel’s life (1842-1927), which encompassed the Frontier Age, Civil War, Victorian Age, Edwardian Age and Roaring Twenties.

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

Follow Us! The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Ave., Monessen. The phone number is 724-684-8460.

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‘All About Quilting’ Lecture Planned for August 21 by Charleroi Area Historical Society Members of the Mon Valley Quilt Club will speak on all aspects of the art of quilting on Monday, August 21 at 7 p.m. in Riverside Place, Charleroi. Quilting has evolved over many generations, and everyone who attends - the young novice to the seasoned quilter (men and women) will certainly gain from this experience. Also, everyone is encouraged to bring that family heirloom quilt that has been passed on from generation to generation, or that favorite one you or someone else has made, or the current project being worked on. This could be like a mini quilt Show in itself! The presenters will also be providing information about the upcoming Mon Valley Quilt Club's September show, hosted by them at the Mon Valley YMCA. To attend, look for directional signs at 5th and McKean Aves in Charleroi - cross the railroad tracks into Chamber plaza, turn left at the stop sign, and a "Welcome " banner is on the canopy/entrance to Riverside Place. Light refreshments are served at all programs and a small donation is requested to help cover the room reservation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For information about CAHS, Inc. or membership, please call 724-483-4961. 13 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Mon Valley YMCA Bus Trip to Nemacolin Set for September 7th The Mon Valley YMCA will be taking a coach bus trip to the Lady Luck Casino, Nemacolin Woodlands on Thursday September 7. The bus will leave Charleroi Chamber Plaza 9 AM returning 3 PM. Bus bonus $20 free play and $10 gift card. Wine and cheese tour at Christian W. Klay Winery immediately following the casino time. Payment of $40 can be made by phone 724-483-8077, in person or online.

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8th Annual Local Foods Potluck Dinner Scheduled for August 11th PT Library GO Green Club and Farm to Table Western PA partner for this year’s event Celebrate the season’s bounty at Peters Township Public Library’s 8th Annual Local Foods Potluck Dinner on Friday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. For this year’s free event, the library’s GO Green Club is partnering with Farm to Table Western PA, whose goal is to bridge the gap between consumers and local food producers. Attendees are asked to bring a prepared potluck dish of 6-8 servings made with homegrown or locally(PHOTO CREDIT: CARRIE WEAVER) grown foods and share your recipe with the group. Globally, up to 40% of the food produced is wasted. During the dinner, a representative from 412 Food Rescue will explain how their organization works with volunteers to prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream. Registration is required to attend. Register online at or call 724.941.9430 #1 by Wednesday, August 9. For more information, email the GO Green Club at


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175th Birthday Party in Monessen Celebrates Founder Col. James Schoonmaker By Jill Runfola It was fun to a part of the historic celebration on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Monessen Public Library, as people met for Monessen founder Colonel James Schoonmaker’s birthday. The event was held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the official cake cutting at 10 a.m. The party was hosted by the Greater Monessen Historical Society, and they were proud to honor the man who carried on as an advocate for Monessen. Also, there were outdoor activities, games, and prizes, as well as cake for everyone, pizza later on, and activity books for children. Colonel James Schoonmaker means a lot to the Greater Monessen Historical Society. President of GMHS Daniel Zyglowicz said, “Colonel Schoonmaker created the East Side Land Company in 1894 with Pittsburgh investors. Monessen was incorporated as a borough in 1898.” He continued to explain that Schoonmaker started setting up Monessen in 1897, after William Henry Donner agreed to construct the National Tin Plate Company, which became Monessen’s first industry. Schoonmaker was the early benefactor of Monessen. “He provided lots of land for many of the churches and moved the railroad tracks towards the river to provide an area for the business district,” Zyglowicz stated.

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Matches Funds at Local Church Event Recently, members of The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Junior Branch 157 held a half-thetake and basket raffle at the St. Sebastian Church Craft Show. As a result of funds generated, the home will now send an additional check in the amount of $600 to the church.

Monessen Historical Society members are (l-r): Candis Kelley, Board Member; Daniel Zyglowicz, Board President; and Virginia Fisfis, Board Secretary.

Society President Daniel Zyglowicz prepares for the official cake cutting at the Schoonmaker birthday party.

Janet Imbrecia, volunteer with Monessen Historical Society, serves the cake for the party.

Zyglowicz said that the historical society is going to plant 12 rose bushes in Monessen City Park in honor of the memory of the 90th anniversary of Schoonmaker’s death, which they remember as well as his birthday. They are also presenting a photo and book titled “Colonel J. M. Schoonmaker and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad” to the Monessen Public Library. Candis Kelley, Board member of GMHS, said that the day “means that we’re paying homage to the man founding Monessen.” She went on to say, “Growing up in Monessen, I knew Donner Ave., and Schoonmaker Ave., but I never knew there was a man who founded Schoonmaker until I joined the Historical Society.”

Virginia Fisfis, secretary on the Board, explained that Channel Craft in Charleroi designed, specifically for them, an old fashioned kids’ train whistle and other “old-time” things, too. The treats were available for the children to take home. On this day, the beautiful cake, donated by Keystone Bakery, was carved by GMHS President Daniel Zyglowicz. He noted that although Schoonmaker’s actual date of birth was June 30, they chose to have it on a Saturday to accommodate everyone’s schedules. He said, “Today we’re opening our salute to Colonel Schoonmaker…He was an advocate for veterans. He looked after confederates. So, too, he was a civil war hero who was awarded the Congressional Medal of

Honor.” With that being said, Zyglowicz cut the cake, in a unique way, with a sword. Happy 175th birthday, Colonel James M. Schoonmaker! The next great event to be held by Greater Monessen Historical Society is Annual Founders Day on Saturday, August 19, at Monessen City Park. Reenactors from the 11th PA Volunteer Infantry, Co. K, will feature authentic Civil War camps to showcase the living Civil War. Founders Day will also include music, food booths, local authors, Victorian dress-up, and family fun. There will be a car cruise that day, too, hosted by the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary. Visit their Facebook online for more events.

Monessen Democratic Mayoral Candidate Matt Shorraw Attends Summit on Collaboration Pictured here are Mayor Dwan Walker of Aliquippa (left) and Monessen Democratic mayoral candidate Matt Shorraw (right) at a summit in Latrobe, PA. The seminar was open to invited mayors, council people, candidates, and recently-elected officials. Mayor Fetterman of Braddock, Mayor Rosie Wolford of Latrobe, Mayor Walker, and several others spoke on how to best collaborate across the board to improve the future of all communities in the region.

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AUGUST UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF MCKEESPORT K-9 UNIT McKeesport K-9 Unit Updates The department currently has 4 patrol/narcotic dogs. The dogs not only work in the McKeesport area; they also travel to neighboring communities. They perform various searches and community events. All proceeds will benefit the K-9 Unit. Funds raised go toward: training equipment, safety features for their vehicles and a new vehicle.

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts We will be at McKeesport’s International Village Festival (August 15-17) selling T-shirts and sweatshirts. We have K-9 Stryker who belongs to Lieutenant Eastman, K-9 Ryco who belongs Sergeant Angert, K-9 Yaro who belongs to Officer Weimer and K-9 Farkle who belongs to Officer Matthews.

Golf Outing The McKeesport K-9 Unit is hosting a golf scramble on Friday September 15, 2017 at Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin. Please join us for a great time that will help support the K-9 Unit. Golfing is - $100 per person. If you are interested in helping this year, please consider the following sponsorships: • Flag - $100 - 1 golf hole flag • Tee sign - $35 • Putting contest - $100 • Closest to the pin - $100 • Perfect Shot Tent - $200 • Beverage Sponsorship - $300 • Golfer Gift - $400 • Dinner Sponsorship - $1,000 You may also contribute door prizes or items for our basket auction. If you are interested in supporting your local K-9 Unit please contact: Nichole Angert, 412-969-1581, 3401 Beale St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Make your check payable to: McKeesport K-9 Unit. Thank you for your support!

Naomi Outreach Veterans Visit Takes Place on July 14th On Friday, July 14 eight members of the Naomi Outreach Program traveled to the Thomas Campbell Christian Center in Washington, PA to spend the afternoon visiting with 25 veterans who reside there. Each veteran received a personal gift, including three who were unable to attend. Cookies, cake, health bars and fresh fruit were appreciated, and it was an enjoyable and enlightening afternoon for everyone. Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country and allowing us to personally enjoy each and every one of you for the afternoon. Thanks to Evelyn Miller (from the Naomis) and Tracey (from the Center) for making this possible.

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Lots of Family Fun Planned at August ‘Fun Fest’ at Cedar Creek Park

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The annual August ‘Fun Fest’ will take place at Cedar Creek Park on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s something for everyone, with great food, fun entertainment, and lots of children’s rides and amusements. This event is free to the public and offers free parking. Featured this year are The Magic Moments, performing at the amphitheater at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Magic Moments are dedicated to the sounds of the early legends of Rock ‘n Roll! Also featured is magician Steve Haberman. Steve will surprise audiences with a unique blend of sleight-of-hand, comedy, mindreading, and stunning larger-than-life illusions! Showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. That Guy With The Birds will be showing off his feathered friends at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. With music, magic, and hands on interaction, get an upclose adventure with these intelligent creatures! A Pittsburgh Pirates alumni player will be on hand for autograph sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. The Road Kings Car Club will host the giant August Fun Fest Show Car Cruise, with over 500 antiques, hot rods, modifieds, stock cars, and commercials! No motorcycles are permitted. The show features all types of cars up to 2017 models. Show cars may enter beginning at 9 a.m. The Mid-Mon Valley Model Railroad Club will be displaying their modular train layout at Pavilion 16. Five local musical groups will be featured in a cavalcade of bands at Pavilion #1. Groups performing include Perry’s Union at 12 p.m., Wally Ginger’s Orchestra at 2 p.m., The Townsmen Plus One at 3 p.m., Pittsburgh Big Band Legends at 4 p.m., and the Andy Gregg Country Combo at 5 p.m. Kids can have fun all day with an All Day Ride Pass for only $4! August Fun Fest is a Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation special event, and is sponsored by the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce, the Road Kings Car Club, and the Mon Valley Independent. Cedar Creek Park is located in Rostraver Township off Route 51. For more information, please call Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950 or visit

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South Park Class of 1987 Plans 30-Year Reunion for September 23rd South Park Class of 1987 is actively planning for their 30th year class reunion. The date has been set for Saturday, September 23, 2017. Plans are to have an informal, family-friendly welcome picnic. The location has been chosen as Union Township Brownsville Road Park Recreation Center, Finleyville from 11 a.m. - dusk. Cost will be $15/adult. Children under age 18 will be free. Costs will cover the main meal of burgers, hot dogs, chicken, water, etc. We are asking classmates to bring side dishes and desserts. Last names beginning with A-L are asked to provide sides/appetizers/salad type dishes. Last names beginning with M-Z are asked to provide desserts/cookies/etc. For payment, you can use Venmo online to pay. Send your payment on the app to @john-Oliverio-1 or and put SP Reunion in the comment line or mail your check made payable to South Park Class of 1987 Reunion to c/o John Oliverio, 39 N. Emily Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. If you already sent the check to Missy Almasy, that is fine. RSVPs/payments are due BY AUGUST 26! There are 10 rooms blocked (5 king rooms and 5 double rooms) for September 22 and 23 (you can do both nights or just one night). The cheapest rooms available are $99 plus tax. If you would like a room, please call 412 653-6600. The rooms are booked under South Park Class of 1987 at the Comfort Inn, 1340 Lebanon Church Road, Pittsburgh. All reservations must be in by September 1, 2017. A Facebook page has been created as SP 1987 30 year reunion. We are asking you to please spread the word to those from the SP class of 1987 who are not on Facebook. Please contact one of the following with any contact information for fellow classmates: • Melissa (Almasy) Coe at or 412-478-7892 • Shelley Jakell at or 412-480-9461 • Gary Gray at Looking forward to seeing everyone 30 years later!

Peters Creek Historical Society Hosts ‘Show and Tell’ Meeting on August 28th The August meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society will take place Monday evening, August 28 at 7 p.m. in the social room, Wrights United Methodist church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and guests are asked to bring an item of interest to show and talk about. The items can be in the form of an antique, an old photograph, a family heirloom, an interesting letter, or any item that speaks of history. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome. For more information, call 724-746-3203.

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7th Annual Toast to Our Stars Golf Outing Planned for August 6th

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Pictured are (l-r): Joe Wiehl, Jr., TTOS Secretary/Treasurer; Brad Wade, Managing Partner; Misty Thomas, Marketing Manager; and Alan Nogy, TTOS Golf Outing Chairman

The 7th Annual Toast to Our Stars of North Charleroi Golf Outing will be held Sunday, August 6 at Riverview Golf Course in Bunola, (Elizabeth), PA. The event is a 4-person Blind Scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and the cost to enter is $320 per team/$80 per player. Entry fee includes golf, food, and adult beverages during the day and at the turn, catered dinner by Texas Roadhouse of Washington, PA. Also included are Par 3 hole-in-one skill prizes, including a new vehicle provided by Rotolo Motors of North Charleroi. For more information, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alan Nogy at 412-400-4814 or view the TTOS website at

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Bethel Art Guild Fall Meeting Scheduled for September 7th

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On September 7, the Bethel Art Guild will be continuing it great tradition of wonderful, educational, diverse, and talented speakers at their meetings. Speaker for this event is Ashley Cecil, a Pittsburgh-based artist and illustrator. Her paintings of the natural world and its inhabitants depict her love of flora and the animals of a particular region. Her love of all things wild blossomed as she studied landscapes with master painters in London while earning her master’s degree at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is an artist-in-residence at the Carnegie Museum of natural History. Please join us at 12:30 p.m. for light refreshments, the business meeting, and our speaker. We welcome all artists of all mediums, all genres, and all levels. Come once as our guest and then come back as a member to enjoy all the benefits that brings to our members. Join us at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park.


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Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter Plans 24th Annual Labor Day Poker Run On The Great Allegheny Passage The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its annual Poker Run on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017. The walking/biking non-competitive event will start at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Great Allegheny Passage in West Newton. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by trail volunteers to maintain, preserve and enhance the Westmoreland County Section of the Great Allegheny Passage. The Poker Run consists of three events: 1) A walking, jogging, wheelchair optional, four-mile flat course. 2) A level 12-mile bike ride that runs south along the Youghiogheny River to Smithton Beach and back. 3) An endurance 20-mile bike ride that runs south along the Youghiogheny River Trail to Whitsett and back. All cyclists are required to wear an ANSI- or SNELL-approved helmet. The Poker Run is not a race. Participants walk or ride at their own pace taking as little time, or up to two hours, to finish their course. At checkpoints throughout the course, participants will pick a playing card to develop a poker hand. At the end of the course each poker hand is tallied and the person with the best hand in each of the three events receives a cash prize award. Afterwards a raffle is conducted and all participants are eligible to win one of more than 75 door prizes of various kinds and values that have been donated by regional businesses and merchants who support the trail and what the trail brings to our area. A bicycle is the grand prize giveaway. There will also be a half-the-take drawing. Many people are unaware that the Great Allegheny Passage is not maintained by county or state workers, but by volunteer effort. The Poker Run is the major fundraiser for the volunteer maintenance of the 10.5 miles of trail that runs through Westmoreland County. The Poker Run entry forms may be picked up at the Regional Trail Corporation office in West Newton (located in West Newton Station), from the bulletin boards along the trail, from the many supporting businesses in the region and on the website at The cost is $20 per person for adults, and children age ten and under $10. Each participant who registers before August 17 receives a short-sleeved Poker Run T-shirt. There is no increase in cost for event day registration. The event is held rain or shine, no refunds. For additional information please email Registration begins at 8 a.m. Event start time is 8:30 a.m.

CAHS, Inc. Annual Reunion Picnic Event Features George & Martha Washington Re-enactors Charleroi Area Historical Society Program President Kenneth Thompson welcomed all in attendance to the Annual Reunion Picnic and invited everyone to partake of the "potluck" picnic spread. Next, Thompson introduced the evening program with Mr. and Mrs. William Elder as George and Martha Washington, reenacting and showcasing the personal and larger history of the United States of America First Couple and the events and situations that surrounded them, from the Colonies to the French & Indian War, to the Revolution, and after he became president. There was a lengthy Q & A period afterward, where more information was shared. Thompson thanked everyone and reminded everyone that the next monthly meeting in August will be about quilts. 19 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Perryopolis Farmers’ Market in Full Swing This Season Every Saturday, Perryopolis Farmers’ Market will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. next to Perry Drug Store, right off of the center of town. We have local farmers’ participation throughout the summer with their berries, vegetables, corn, tomatoes, etc. as they start coming into season. Vendors are lined up for homemade jellies, pickles, baked goods, flavored popcorns and fudge, and we even are featuring a winery. Ethnic foods can be eaten onsite or taken home. We’ll also be featuring honey and maple syrup, American Indian beaded jewelry, silver jewelry, homemade soaps, herbal teas, and textiles sold by our Old First Bank Museum. For more information, you may contact us on Facebook at Perryopolis Farmers’ Market or call 724-3663412.

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Family Splash at Mon Valley YMCA Encourages Healthy Lifestyles The Family Splash at the Mon Valley YMCA was this year’s activity event co-sponsored by the Monessen Tobacco Free Coalition, because increasing one’s activity is a good way to get healthy. A Drug-Free Lifestyle Award from the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission launched this project. We are grateful to our co-sponsors and the Mon Valley YMCA, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Douglas Education Center, Dalfornso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen-Rostraver Rotary, and Community Bank. With help from Hill Top Bus Lines, we even provided transportation. Please support our sponsors!

Everyone helped at the Family Splash! Pictured are Monessen Tobacco Coalition Member Scipio White, Coalition historian; Teresa Seh, Communities that Care; Vickie Oles, Penn State Extension; Patty Morhack, St. Vincent College Prevention Projects; Angel Gulick, Mon Valley Y Youth director; Maurice Rice, Coalition Chair; and Mon Valley Y Teen Leaders Jordon and Chloe Miller.

Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church Golf Outing Planned for August 5th Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church will hold a golf outing at Rolling Green Golf Course, 2426 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA on Saturday, August 5, 2017. 1 p.m. shot gun start, $80 per person, $320 per team. Featuring 4-person best ball, blind scramble, and $15,000 hole-in-one contest! Dinner and prizes are scheduled for after the outing. Beer will be sold at the clubhouse. Hole games, mulligans, etc. Hot dogs will be available before tee-off. For more information, call the church at 724-225-3431 or go to the church website at, where you can print an entry form. Checks are to be made payable and sent to Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church: c/o Golf Outing, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Proceeds benefit the building fund. All levels of golfers are welcome.

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

‘Fixer-Upper’ Math Renovation, or “flipping” as we call it, has gotten a lot air of time on TV over the past few years as a great way for real estate investors to make good profits over a short period of time. But renovations can often take a lengthy period of time, and being able to sell the home for a big profit is never guaranteed. TV shows tend to make the process seem so very easy when it’s not. However, any experienced real estate investor will tell you that a few quick calculations will give you at least a rough idea of your chances for profit, be it large or small. Doing some basic calculations will not only give you a forecast of the potential future value, but also determine whether a particular investment is even worth the hassle. This is a very important step that many first time or new real estate investors will overlook, and it deserves adequate attention.

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End Value An investor can never use the amount of money put into a particular piece of real estate as the basis for a price increase. If you bought the house for $100,000 and did $20,000 worth of work to it, you are never guaranteed to get $120,000 out of it. Understanding this fact is the first step towards arriving at an accurate potential sale price after renovation to estimate your profit. An experienced real estate agent or broker is your best resource for predicting the potential future sale value. They will be able to tell you the value you will add to the property with the planned renovations. If you are going to add square footage or a finished basement or any other improvement, they take what the home will look like after you are done and compare it with other similar homes that have recently sold in the area. A good REALTOR® will keep you grounded in reality.

The Big Minus Of course, those renovations cost money, and you will have to include in this calculation every piece of dry wall, every nail, and every hour of labor that you think will be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. After those costs, factor in transaction costs like real estate transfer taxes, REALTOR® fees, closing costs, and property taxes over the course of your ownership. Your expenses are not limited to the amount of money you put into renovations, giving you much more to think

about than lumber and nails when you are calculating potential profit. Incorporate any liens incurred if you borrowed money to fund the renovations. This can be a complicated process, and getting expert help from someone will prove invaluable towards projecting potential profit.

Is It Worth It? This is the big question that some real estate investors forget to ask themselves. If your profit window is extremely tight and your potential profit may be $10,000 or less, perhaps that investment is not worth the hassle of renovating the home, putting it on the market, and finding a new buyer. You have to decide for yourself what your time is worth. These simple steps can save real estate investors from getting involved with properties that they are simply not ready for. Think about all of the costs before ever getting involved with an investment and learn to value your time. Doing the math is one thing, but using it to make an informed decision is what separates the real estate investors that fail from those who ultimately thrive.

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Ellen Brawdy Named Agent of the Month Century 21 Frontier Realty recognizes Ellen Brawdy as Agent of the Month. A Union Township resident, Ellen has been a successful REALTOR since 1980! A 5star agent based on service ratings, she was presented with another Platinum Level production award. We are proud of her ongoing commitment to her customers and clients. Congratulations, Ellen!

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Square Dancing Fun Planned for Thursday Nights in Mt. Lebanon Peanut Squares Square Dance Club is sponsoring lessons Thursday nights, September – December 2017. Cost is just $4 per night or $2 for those under 18. Try us out on September 7 for free. We dance at Southminster Presbyterian Church at 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, 15228. No experience, costumes or partner required. Kids from 9 to 90 are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Ann at 412-563-0559 or call or text Paul at 412-735-2423.

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ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS LOG HOUSE ARTISTS & CRAFTERS Artists and crafters are wanted for Greenock Log House Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. Elizabeth Township Historical Society is looking to feature local talent to show and sell paintings, pottery, textiles, wooden creations and photography. Americana, primitive and antiques are especially wanted with and holiday arts and crafts. Colonial re-enactors will be camped onsite. Call 412-751-5389 to reserve space. The day will feature great BBQ food and fun from noon to 6 p.m. at Greenock U. M.’s Apple Fest, adjacent to the 1790 log house at 1215 Greenock Buena Vista Road in Elizabeth Township.


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West Mifflin VFW Post Community Service Project Revamps Mitchell Paige Memorial Park Howitzer Thanks to two local men and West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid, a ceremonial howitzer at Mitchell Paige Memorial Park recently received a much-needed facelift. Ken Curcio and Garrett Tomko, both from West Mifflin, refurbished the monument over three days this July as part of a community service project. According to All-American VFW Post 914 Commander Jake Bradich, the results couldn’t be better. “Like the men and women who serve in our armed forces, you always expect a piece of military hardware to look sharp,” said Bradich, an Army combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I’m glad we’re able to help honor our veterans in this way, and I thank everyWest Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post body in the VFW and in the borough 914 Intrepid Adjutant Ken Curcio, left, and 18-year-old West Mifflin native Garrett Tomko who helped make this possible.” stand before the borough’s newly painted Back in her prime, the M101A1 howitzer at Mitchell Paige Memorial Park. howitzer certainly was a weapon system to be respected. Once muscled into firing position by a crew of six-to-eight artillerymen, it could be made to pump out 30 rounds in three minutes – each roaring toward its target at nearly 500 yards per second. Over the last 16 years as a monument to West Mifflin’s heroes, however, the howitzer had collected an unsightly amount of rust and dirt. Curcio, a Marine who served with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during the first Persian Gulf War, knew it was time to act. Now with its fresh coat of paint, West Mifflin’s artillery piece stands proudly next to the memorial that honors the borough’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and merchant seamen. Commander Bradich added that since the weapon arrived at the park from Blue Grass Army Depot in Lexington, Kentucky, its purpose is more solemn than it was decades ago when it served with an active unit. “The howitzer here is silent,” he said. “It is the hope of all veterans that weapons like this howitzer will someday be silent forever.” For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, contact Commander Bradich at 412-464-9838.


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Mantle House Mission, located at 132 S. Water St. in West Newton, is a transitional home for young adults, with a retail shop open to all. We have fun, Monday night classes available to everyone, a store you can shop Tuesday through Saturday, work days to keep your hands busy on a Saturday, and plenty of interesting things for volunteers to do throughout the week. We are always looking for helpers with daily duties, as well as those that like to partake in an occasional event that we host. To learn more about Mantle House Mission, come for a visit, email us at, like us on Facebook, or give us a call at 724-872-1800.

‘Mondays at Mantle House’ Classes Join us for ‘Mondays at Mantle House’ classes. Classes are $5 & take place Mondays at 6 p.m. • Aug 7: Jewelry Consultant (6:30 p.m.) • Aug 14: Garden Rocks • Aug 21: Fall Wreaths • Aug 28: Creative Couponing

Volunteer Days Volunteer days are the second Saturday of every month. Join us for lunch and a project on August 12. Your church, organization, or group is welcome to volunteer any time between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No experience needed.

1st Annual Anniversary Auction Our 1st Annual Anniversary Auction is September 9 beginning at 11a.m. Watch for upcoming advertisements. Enjoy hot dogs, baked goods, and a sidewalk sale. Donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your support of this mission, to the many that volunteer, and to the generous donors, as young people transition through Mantle House Mission.

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AUGUST NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM “We Can Do It! WWII” Traveling Exhibit The Donora Historical Society and Donora Public Library, in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh, will once again be hosting a traveling exhibit – “We Can Do It! WWII.” Starting on Saturday, February 1, 2020 and running through Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the exhibit will be available to the general public, school groups, and social clubs. This 500-square-foot traveling exhibit started its journey in Pittsburgh during a preview at the Heinz History Center in April 2017, will travel throughout Western Pennsylvania, and will finish with us in April 2020. While February 2020 is 2.5 years away, we are looking for your input and suggestions now! If you have an interest in WWII history, enjoy public speaking and have a subject that you would like to present, or if you are a living history re-enactor and would like to discuss your uniform and weaponry as a presentation or for school students, please contact us. Please consult our “Civil War Exhibit 2015” tab on our website to get an idea of how we schedule our presentation lineup. We expect to have an opening night reception with live 1940s era music. If you have other cultural or musical ideas for our exhibit or your organization, please contact us. This is a Donora community and Mid-Mon Valley exhibit and we look forward to sharing it with you all.

DONORA DRAGONS FOOTBALL – GAME FILM EVENT Due to the excitement generated from our ongoing game film project, our first Game Film event to show and relive Donora Dragon football games from the 1960s with former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans – a “Return to Glory” is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, September 23, 2017 at the Croatian Club (Cro Club) in Donora, 329 Castner Avenue. The games will be shown in the club hall with food and drinks available for purchase from the Cro Club. The event is free but donations will be gladly accepted. We encourage audience participation by sharing your stories or memorabilia as we show portions of various games. We also welcome your ideas or volunteer time before September to make the day extra special. Please RSVP for the Game Film Event, or with your ideas or interest in volunteering. Prior to the Game Film event, we encourage you to visit the Smog Museum at 595 McKean Avenue to see our rotating exhibit titled “History of Donora Dragon Football”.

FALL CEMENT CITY HOME AND WALKING TOUR DATE SET Our fall Cement City Home and Walking Tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. The Steelers play at 4:15 p.m. that day so the game should not conflict with your desire to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created a century ago in 1917. Please call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer. If you have any questions about Cement City or one of our Home and Walking Tours, please consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the historical society.

ADDITIONAL INFO If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, stop by on Saturdays or by appointment, email or call 724-823-0364 , visit usat, or follow us and like us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION AUGUST NEWS Classes for Session 5 (September/October) begin August 21. Please visit for descriptions, times, and start dates as well as a full class schedule. SUMMER CAMPS Summer camps are listed below. For descriptions, dates, and fees, please visit our website. Pre-registration is required online or at the Community Recreation Center. • Playground Pals (ages 4 to 8 years) • Jumpbunch: Fun in the Sun (ages 4 to 8 years) • Preschool one-day class: Stars & Stripes (ages 3 to 5 years) FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS “OUTDOOR MOVIES” August 25 - Moana (rated PG) Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars at our amphitheater in Peterswood Park! All movies are free and will begin at dusk. FISHING DERBY Join us for the 18th Annual McMurray Rotary and Peters Township Fishing Derby at Peters Lake Park. All kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to participate. Awards will be given for the LARGEST fish, SMALLEST fish, the FIRST caught and MOST fish caught. Don’t miss the chance to win great prizes! Smaller prizes are awarded just for participating. Pre-registration suggested.

Day: Saturday, August 19 Time: 10 a.m. to Noon Fee: $5 Resident / $10 Non-Resident Location: Peters Lake Park FREE SUMMER CONCERTS AT PETERSWOOD PARK Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m. - Bruce in the USA (Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) with *BRGR Food Truck Friday, August 4, 7 p.m. - “The Final Curtain” (A Musical Review) presented by Peters Twp. Thespian Troupe 185 & Friends Friday, August 11, 7 p.m. - Comedy Night Featuring Doc Dixon & Auggie Cook (Family Event) Sunday, August 13, 1 p.m. Allegheny Brass Band Wednesday, August 16, 7 p.m. - The Joseph Sisters (Country) with Fitzburgh Food Truck HAUNTED TRAIL: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you like scaring people, storytelling or need service hours, we would love to talk to you! This is a great opportunity for families, groups and individuals to get involved with one of our biggest events of the year. We are looking for storytellers (high school - adult) to narrate the story line and lead groups through our Haunted Trail, as well as scene actors (ages 13 years & up) to act out a scene along the trail. Meetings will be starting soon, so don’t

Tamburitzans Golf Outing Scheduled for August 27th The Tamburitzans will host their 7th Annual Golf Outing on August 27, 2017 at Quicksilver Golf Club in Midway, PA. The charity event is a shotgun start, best ball scramble and includes skill prizes and a Hole-in-One competition for a new 2017 Lincoln MKZ! Registration package ($125/golfer) includes 18 holes of golf with prize opportunities, unlimited beverages on the beverage cart, hot dog lunch with snacks, live music during the cash bar cocktail hour, awards banquet and silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities and banquet-only option are also available. To register or for more information, visit our website at

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Brownsville Ducky Race 2017 Planned for August 5th The Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC) will hold its 9th annual Ducky Race & Homecoming on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brownsville Riverside Wharf located on Water Street. The Celebration will feature vendor booths, the ducky race, and a visit from Chase & Marshall of Paw Patrol.BARC has 1,000 numbered tickets available. A $5 donation adopts a duck for the race. At 1 p.m. on the day of the event, all adopted ducks will be put into the Monongahela River from the Inter-County Bridge and will follow a course to the finish line at the Brownsville Riverside Wharf. The first six ducks arriving at the finish line will be awarded the following prizes: • 1st “Local Package” - Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson Uniontown with breakfast for two in the RBG Grill. Gift certificates include Dairy Queen, Five Guys, Fox's Pizza, Olive Garden, Pizza Hut, Pizza Wagon, and Red Lobster. • 2nd “Kennywood” - Tickets for a family of four. • 3rd “Fun Package” - Tickets for Washington Wild Things, Sky Zone Trampoline Park (1 hour),Carnegie Science Center and Laurel Caverns Kavernputt Miniature Golf. • 4th “History Package” - Tickets for John Heinz History Center, PA Trolley Museum, Tour of Historic Brownsville to include Nemacolin Castle, Transportation Museum, Flatiron Heritage Center, Melega Art Museum and other historic sites. • 5th “Nemacolin Woodlands Resort” - $100 gift certificate • 6th “Movie Night Package” - $20 gift certificate for Brownsville Drive-in, $20 certificate for Route 40 Classic Diner, and tickets to The State Theatre for the Arts Classic Film Series For more information, contact Shauna Benz-Patterson/BARC at 724-785-9331.

Save the Date! Knights of Columbus Car Shows Planned for August 22nd and September 24th in West Mifflin The Duquesne/West Mifflin Council #4210 Knights of Columbus is hosting a car show at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grant Avenue Ext., West Mifflin on August 22. The show begins at 5 p.m. and will run until dusk! We are also introducing a special car show on Sunday, September 24th! The special car show opens at 2 p.m. with a pig roast at 5 p.m. Pig roast tickets are only $10! The first 50 cars will receive goodie bags! We will be selling a variety of foods, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken burgers, nachos, and hot sausage sandwiches and beverages such as juices and soda. Free beer! Music will be provided by the “Boppin Duo” Doc Doo Wop & Ms. Shoo Bop of KFB 97.5 FM / 770 AM. Medals and prizes will be awarded to the first three category winners, including “Best of Month.” Car show entry is only $5 per vehicle! Sponsors for this event are Drew Menas Restaurant in North Versailles and Giant Eagle in White Oak. For information, call 412-414-4919.

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Greater Washington County Food Bank and Partner Organizations Support Year-Round Local Children’s Programs

Donora Youth and Teen, Summer 2017

Several school districts in Washington County assert that 50% or more of schoolage children are eligible to receive free or reduced school lunches. Greater Washington County Food Bank has partnered with more than a dozen religious and school-based nonprofit sponsors that offer after-school nourishment in an attempt to abolish childhood hunger. While some organizations have focused their efforts on summer feeding programs, Greater Washington County Food Bank undergirds their efforts by working year round to supply nutrition to families throughout the county with a specific Love First Backpacks emphasis on the needs of our youth. Donations received from Dominion, Snee-Reinhardt, Salvitti Family, and Centimark Foundations (just to name a few) have underwritten the cost of Love First’s backpack program, Donora Youth Center Summer Camp, Charleroi Harvest Bounty, and California Good Eats programs. Companies like Ansys, Crown Castle, Primetals, Ameriprise, and Janney Montgomery Scott have also responded to our plea helping keep our trucks on the road, so no one goes to bed hungry. In the last fiscal year, Greater Washington County Food Bank distributed almost 3 million pounds of food to the needy in Washington County through a network of 48 distribution sites. We partner with United Way, Domestic Violence, City Mission, and the Salvation Army to provide wrap-around services to clients. It takes so much more than food to operate a Food Bank. It takes volunteers, lots of volunteers like pantry coordinators who spend years serving clients out of fire halls, church basements, and county fairgrounds. It takes hard work and a dedicated staff compelled by intrinsic motivation and a clear image of what it means to serve one’s fellow man. It takes donations to keep our diesel tanks full and our drivers behind the wheel. Please contact Lee Ann King, Bookkeeper to make a donation via credit card, or mail your tax deductible donation to GWCFB, 909 National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417.

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Rep. Cook Announces August Satellite Office Hours in Charleroi, Daisytown, Donora, Frederickstown and Perryopolis Representative Bud Cook’s district office staff will be available at the following dates, times and locations: • Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the West Pike Run Township Municipal Building, 238 Pike Run Drive, Daisytown, PA 15427. • Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Jefferson Township Municipal Building, 262 Stuckslager Road, Perryopolis, PA 15473. • Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Deemston Borough Municipal Building, 1622 Morey Road, Frederickstown, PA 15333. • Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Donora Township Municipal Building, 603 Meldon Ave., Donora, PA 15033. • Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fallowfield Township Municipal Building, 9 Memorial Drive, Charleroi, PA 15022. “We are hosting these special office hours in order to offer greater convenience and make it easier for District 49 residents to meet with us one on one,” Cook said. “Whether someone simply wants to discuss a state issue, or would like personal assistance with a state program or form, my team and I are here to help.” Services offered through Cook’s district office include: • Information and applications for senior citizen benefit programs, including Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE/PACENET prescription drug programs. • Assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates and temporary placards for persons with physical disabilities). • Help with securing birth and death certificates (photo identification required). • Information about legislation. • Assistance with resolving matters relating to state agencies. For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit,, or contact the Bentleyville district office at 724-669-2242. 27 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Local Fishing Tournament Benefits Family of Officer Scott Bashioum On June 18, 2017 at Chartiers Park in Bridgeville, S City Outdoors held To learn more about S City their first annual fishing tournament in conjunction with the Hope for Outdoors, or if you are interHeroes Foundation. This year’s tourested in giving back to this nament was in honor of slain Canonsburg police officer, Scott cause, visit the website Being so moved by the senseless murder of Officer Bashioum, two local business owners, Dan Krivanek A portion of proceeds on and Rider Dinnen, wanted to give select apparel will continue to back to those Scott had left behind. Dan, being a father, could not fathbe donated to the Hope for om leaving one child behind, let Heroes foundation in the alone four, which is what sparked them to create this fishing tournacoming month. ment - to help support Officer Bashioum’s four children. Attracting over fifty anglers to the park at 6 a.m. that morning was seen as a huge success by the two. “It came together better than we could have dreamed of,” said Rider Dinnen, co-owner of S City Outdoors. S City Outdoors would like to thank the Hope for Heroes Foundation, Buckets Charters, Mount Me Taxidermy, Railyard Grill and Tap Room, Damico Plumbing,and all of the other local sponsors and tournament participants that made this event possible. S City Outdoors would also like to extend a special thank you to the Bridgeville Borough, particularly Mrs. Sheryl Valentino for being so instrumental in ensuring that this event was a success. S City Outdoors and the Hope for Heroes Foundation are proud to announce that by the efforts of this tournament, $2,500 will be donated to the trust fund of Scott Bashioum’s four children.

MMCT Art Competition on Display through August 17th The final exhibit for the MMCT Art Competition will be displayed at the Monessen Public Library and Cultural Center from August 5 to August 17. The competition was open to artists throughout the Mon Valley area and each first prize winner will have his or her work published in a limited-edition ‘Happiness’ box of cards that will be sold just in time for the Christmas holiday. There is one more artist to be included in the box of cards along with a $100 prize, as the People’s Choice. Visit us on the website and view all the entries and register each vote with a credit card donation. By placing your vote you can make one more artist Happy, the theme of the competition! To place your vote for your favorite artist or artists go to the Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust website: The judges have awarded the following area artists in the age categories: • 8-11 age group: First prize: Alex Kolowitz, Belle Vernon; second prize: Kylie Miller, Belle Vernon; and third prize: Kaylee Kaneshiro, Coal Center. • 12-14 age group: First prize: Bela Ronzio, Donora; second prize: Ariana Gudel, Daisytown; and third prize: Danielle Ferraro, Belle Vernon. • 15-18 age group: First and second prize: Lauren Rockwell, Brownsville; and third prize: Maddison Hite, Daisytown. • 19 + group: First prize: Andrea Parasolick, Belle Vernon; second prize: Shaun Rosario, Donora; and a tie for third prize: Shaun Rosario and Phil Miceli, Belle Vernon. This is the first art competition sponsored by MMVCT and was open to residents in the Mon Valley area.

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Blaine Hill Firefighters and Local Bikers Work Together for Children's Hospital with Motorcycle Dice Run

Blaine Hill firefighters and several motorcycle groups are working side by side to collect much-needed items for the children at Children's Hospital.

By Charlotte Hopkins Blaine Hill Fire Department has teamed up with a variety of motorcycle groups to raise funds and collect much-needed items for the patients at Children's Hospital. Their event, the Motorcycle Dice Run, will be held Saturday, September 30, from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold up to and on the day of the event. Included in the ticket is access to the pasta buffet, beer/water, and raffle tickets that can be used in the 50/50, basket auctions, and the games of chance. Additional drinks are available at a cost. During event registration, there will be a pancake breakfast at an additional cost of $4. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend. No club colors can be worn that day. Tickets are $25 for a rider and $20 for the passenger. Those wishing to purchase tickets early will receive a $5 discount if bought by September 9. The way the Motorcycle Dice Run works is: The rider will have a chance to participate in a dice competition, with prize money awarded for the highest and lowest dice roll. If the passenger chooses to participate in the dice roll, he/she will need to pay the same cost as the rider for their ticket. People not riding a motorcycle or accompanying a rider can also purchase tickets for $15, but they will not be eligible for the dice roll. Everyone can enjoy the other festivities planned. There will be music inside the fire hall by DJ Nik Entertainment. Playing outside the fire hall will be two live bands, The Regular Joes and Rewound. A variety of vendors will be selling merchandise. To date, they include Country Hammer Moonshine, Made with Love by Letisha, Kemikal (photography and jewelry), and K&W Cycles. Additional vendors will be added throughout the weeks before the event. Proud sponsors of the event include Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and Miller Lite. Those attending the event are encouraged to bring a toy or an item that can be used by the children at the hospital. For each item brought that day, an additional raffle ticket will be given. For safety reasons, all donated items must be non-toxic, brand new and still in the original package. They cannot be items that were stored for an extended period of time or have a strong odor of perfume or cigarettes. Homemade items need to pass the standards of the Child Life Department. They can be contacted at 412-692-5022. The Facebook page, Motorcycle Dice Run for Blaine Hill VFD and Children's Hospital, has been posted, which will be updated weekly to note any changes and additions. For any questions or for further information, contact Event Coordinator Wendy Smith Buza at

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WCCF Announces Grant Opportunities The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) operates a broad grants program to multiple grantees that is not limited to a single focus or cause or exclusively to the interests of a particular constituency. Each year the WCCF awards some grants from its discretionary grant-making resources through an open, competitive process that addresses the changing needs of the community. Currently, the Foundation is accepting grant requests in the following areas: • Arts & Humanities – projects that benefit arts education and arts appreciation, including the performing, visual, and creative arts, as well as cultural and historic projects in our community. • Education – projects to enhance the education experience for persons of any age, including literacy and lifelong learning. • Environment & Animal Welfare – projects to protect the environment and to ensure biodiversity, including conservation, protection of ecosystems, agricultural projects, protection of wildlife, and the care of domesticated animals. • Health & Fitness – projects that promote the physical and emotional health of the community, including medical services, counseling, fitness, and wellness programs. • Human Needs – projects that give aid, comfort, support or assistance to children and youth, senior citizens or the indigent. • Religious/Faith-Based – projects that promote interdenominational sharing and understanding and that emphasize the importance of spiritual growth and development. Interested 501(c)(3) agencies must submit their grant requests electronically by September 1, 2017, using the Foundation’s online grant application available on Requests should be limited to $1,000. Questions should be addressed to

Many Enjoy the YCC Women’s Gala Day Garden Party

Pictured are the gala committee (from left): Hobart, Marino and Piesik.

Winners holding their watering cans with fresh flowers (from left) are Vickie McDevitt, Linda Byers, Lynn Cherny, Betty Lee Hancsak, Eleanor Craig, Cora Guinto, and (kneeling) Sue Hobart.

The Youghiogheny 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Gala Day golf outing on July 20 at the Youghiogheny Country Club. Sue Hobart and Angie Piesik assisted Chairlady Jane Marino to organize the garden partythemed event. Two teams, Spades and Hoes, were paired against each other in match play. The Spades buried the Hoes 80 to 64.

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Kortz and Gergely Recognize Southwestern Planning Commission for Moving Morward on the Mon-Fayette Expressway State Reps. Bill Kortz and Marc Gergely, both D-Allegheny, have issued a joint statement in appreciation of the decision to move forward with the Mon-Fayette Expressway. “We would like to publicly acknowledge the members of the Southwest Planning Commission and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald for their hard work and willingness to work together in taking the next step toward bringing this important transportation project closer to reality,” they noted. This project has been in the works for at least 15 years and this looks like the final hurdle to the projects construction has been overcome, thanks in large part to Allegheny County’s Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s leadership in this final vote. According to the representatives, his advocacy was key to reaching this step and a 48-4 vote in favor of moving the project forward.

“We would also like to recognize and thank the many municipalities in the area that publicly endorsed the project through resolutions supporting the plan,” they continued, stating, “Many of our colleagues in the legislature also supported the plan, including state Senators Jim Brewster, Jay Costa, Pat Stefano, Camera Bartolotta and Kim Ward and 19 state House members from Southwestern Pennsylvania. We have long believed that this short highway extension is crucial for the economic future of the Mon Valley. Funding has already been established thanks to the transportation bill we voted in favor of in 2011, Act 89.” The Southwestern Planning Commission voted Monday to move forward on the 14-mile, $2 billion project that will provide highway access from Jefferson Hills to Monroeville. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.

Peoples Maps Pipeline Activity For Customers Website Enhancement Shows Current and Future Construction Peoples Natural Gas has announced the launch of a new, online tool which provides timely information on the company’s pipeline construction and street restoration projects. The interactive “Future Work” feature is housed on the Peoples website at Future Work has the potential to impact hundreds of neighborhoods and tens of thousands of Peoples customers. A special two-week “lookahead” feature allows customers to know what is coming and to plan accordingly. Paul Becker, Peoples Vice President, Construction, stated, “We hope that our new web feature will keep the community informed and help reduce the impacts associated with construction and restoration.” —————————————————————————————————————————— 29

Property Illegally Removed from West Elizabeth Borough Garage By Charlotte Hopkins It was reported that over the holiday weekend in July that someone entered the Borough garage, removed the riding lawnmower, and later returned it with two flat tires and a damaged casing. There was some debate over who had keys to the Borough garage. They are also not sure if the keys could have been duplicated and loaned out or lost and not reported. Council President Lew Miller will be looking into the incident further to find out who could be responsible for the incident. Miller also requested that the locks be changed and only one key be made available. Those entering the garage will have to sign out to use it. In other news: • It was reported that Elizabeth Borough Police confiscated 5 bricks of heroin from the streets of West Elizabeth. It was not certain if this was the drug bust from the traffic stop in June or during a separate incident outside alocal bar. At the traffic stop in June, the car was initially pulled over for having a tinted license plate. • A local resident, whose home is on the demolition list, attended the meeting to request that he be given a chance to save his home to use it for storage. The property owner also claimed the son of a council member was told “he could have whatever he wanted out of the house.” The accusation was not looked into since the council member was not in attendance at the meeting. There were several

times that he had to run teenagers off of the property and asked what he could do about that. He was presented with a list of criteria that must be met before the house can be removed from the demolition list, security, health, and safety being among them. The house has already been condemned by the County. If the criteria is not met within the allotted time given, the borough will move forward with demolishing the property. • Councilwoman Louise Biddle inquired to the status of the demolition of the mobile homes next to the First Street playground. She is hoping the children of West Elizabeth will have better memories of playing at the park other than seeing two old trailers. Biddle stated, “That is sad for the children to see. I don't like that.” Miller assured her that steps have been made to remove the trailers. • A solicitor from the Sanitary Authority presented documents that needed to be signed. Miller was hoping to have them reviewed by their engineer before they sign them. Other council members felt they should be signed at the meeting since the representative was already there with the necessary paperwork. • Coyotes, known as “lifelike stalking predators,” will be put in at the baseball field. These have been proven to keep the geese from the field. The field was being littered with feces from the birds. No information was provided for police calls answered in the month of June.

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AUGUST NEWS FROM ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP Electronic Recycling Each household in Rostraver Township will be allowed to place ONE electronic item out for pick-up/disposal on the date listed below which coordinates with their regular garbage day. Garbage Day - Pick-up/Disposal Date TUESDAY - August 8, 2017 WEDNESDAY - August 16, 2017 THURSDAY - August 24, 2017 FRIDAY - September 1, 2017 For example, if a household’s garbage day is on Monday, that household will be able to place one item for pick-up on Monday, July 31, 2017 and ONLY on that day. Please have your one item placed curbside for pick-up by 6am on your scheduled day. Items that can be placed out for pick-up: Any size TV, microwaves, printers, electric typewriters, copiers (desktop and standalone), fax/copy machines/duplicators, CPUs/towers, laptops, computer monitors-CRT & LED/LCD, peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers). *A computer with monitor-tower-keyboard-mouse-speakers may be combined to equal on item.* Household hazardous waste will NOT be accepted. Recycling Program Begins at Township Parks Residents visiting the DiVirgilio Sports Complex should expect to see cleaner public parks this fall thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful. The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin grant program provides funding for 900 new recycling bins in public parks across the country in 2017, making recycling more accessible for Americans enjoying the outdoors. Rostraver Township began residential curbside recycling in 2009. In 2016, Rostraver Township began annual electronic recycling. Now in 2017, Rostraver Township will begin recycling at our locally owned public parks. This grant has enabled Rostraver Township is expanding its recycling efforts. The DiVirgilio Sports Complex will serve as a pilot recycling program to see if the Township should include recycling bins at the other five township owned recreational parks/facilities and the Rostraver Public Library and Rostraver Township Historical Society.

Fall 2017 Internship The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners is seeking an intern to assist with the Administration Department for the fall of 2017, with the development of organizing archived material and various other upcoming planning/governmental projects. This internship will include: extensive professional administrative work; creating and organizing databases; researching, scanning, archiving old drawings and maps; and creating and presenting educational material. Letters of interest and resumes must be received no later than August 21, 2017. More information can be found on the Rostraver Township webpage at

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South Park Board of Supervisors Does Business As Usual By Colette Dell The South Park Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on June 10 at 7 p.m. to discuss the following topics. Preliminary and final approval was granted to the minor consolidation plan identified as the Fishell – Savikas Consolidation Plan on Hilldale Dr. The Land Development Agreement and Storm Water Facilities Maintenance and Monitoring Agreement, between South Park Township and Robert K. Smoker for the project identified as the Smoker Self-Storage Plan, located at 2900 Piney Fork Rd., was approved. A second Land Development Agreement and Storm Water Facilities Maintenance Monitoring Agreement was approved by the Board, which is between the Township of South Park and KAI, LLC. Both agreements are with regards to the KAI, LLC Consolidation Plan, located on 2376 Brownsville Rd. The Board approved the proposal submitted by the Township’s engineering firm, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, in the amount of $6,000, to determine if two properties on Grove Rd. and one property on Sebolt Rd. should be demolished. The Letter of Agreement between the County of Allegheny Dept. of Parks and South Park Township was approved, which will allow the township to use the county’s showmobile during the 2017 community day event, at a cost of $500. The public hearing for the Transit Oriented Overlay Development (TOOD) Zoning Regulations amending Ordinance No. 556 that was to be held on August 14 at 6:30 p.m. has now been rescheduled for September 11 at 8 p.m. A reimbursement request was approved for Township Supervisor David J. Buchewicz in the amount of $271.81 from expenses incurred while attending the Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting in Harrisburg, PA. A reimbursement request for Officer Brian Jesionowski was approved for $1,985.57 for his participation in the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP), held in Harrisburg, PA. Sgt. Shannon Henrich will be attending a training titled “Tactical Shooting,” which will be held in Greensburg, PA at a cost of $12. Some new developments have taken place since the last MS4 report. • The next MS4 permit is due Sept. 16 and the Public Works Director is awaiting direction from the DEP with regard to the Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) Control Program. • Action will be taken at the August Board of Supervisor’s meeting to schedule an MS4 informational meeting that will possibly be held in October. •The Township has received approximately $40,000 in grant funding for work that will cost $80,000, which involves the replacement of four stormwater inlets and the relining of an existing stormwater line, within the Grant St./Overlook St. area. • A Public Works employee is defining the stormwater sub-water sheds in the field for the mapping project. • A manhole and storm line repair project will be taking place on Zupancic Dr. over the next two weeks to eliminate flooding on the street.

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Local People News Mon Valley Hospital Welcomes Kenneth Molinero as New Surgeon

West Mifflin VFW Welcomes New Member

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) welcomes Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O., orthopedic surgeon, to The Orthopedic Group. Dr. Molinero is a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in the South Hills. After graduating from Seton La Salle Catholic High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Gannon University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Millcreek Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital for Children and Hamot Hospital in Erie, as well as UPMC Mercy. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Allegheny General Hospital. Prior to entering medical practice, he trained in a limb reconstruction and computer-assisted fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. Caring for patients across the entire spectrum of orthopedics, Dr. Molinero utilizes both surgical and nonsurgical treatments in order to provide exceptional health care, helping to improve quality of life. His vast experience includes treatment for varied forms of arthritis, sports and age related injuries, tendon and ligament derangement, nerve disorders and fractures. Dr. Molinero is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has been in practice for over 10 years.

Cartwright Orthodontics Award Scholarships 18 Years in a Row Dr. Gary Cartwright, an orthodontist with offices McMurray & Bethel Park, recently awarded four $500 scholarships to four high school seniors; two girls and two boys. Every year he conducts an essay contest for all past and present patients who are furthering their education. The topic was “What would you like to study after high school and why?” Winners this year: Bryan Sherman of Upper St. Clair, PA, son of Geoff and Maria Sherman, will be attending Duquesne University to study secondary education social studies; Nicholas Chapman of Bentleyville, PA, son of Corey and Jodi Chapman, will be attending the University of Pittsburgh to study computer engineering; 1st row (l-r): Alexandra Wirth, Allie Schmidt. Alexandra Wirth of Upper St. 2nd row (l-r): Bryan Sherman, Dr. Gary Cartwright, Clair, PA, daughter of Gary Wirth, Nicholas Chapman. will be attending Slippery Rock University to study recreational therapy; Allie Schmidt of McDonald, PA, daughter of Gary and Terry Schmidt, will be attending the University of Pittsburgh to study chemical engineering. This is the eighteenth year Dr. Cartwright has awarded this scholarship.

All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid Commander Jake Bradich, left, stands with the unit’s newest member, Joseph Decaria, his son, Daniel Decaria, and World War II veteran and Post Trustee Earl Birdy. (PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL P. MAUER).

Inducting a new member was the highlight of events during the All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin’s monthly meeting on June 29 at the Thompson Run Athletic Association. Joseph Decaria, who served in the United States Navy both on active duty and in the reserves for 37 years, was sworn in as a new member while his son, Daniel, looked on. “We are fortunate here in West Mifflin to have veterans who are eager to serve their community after their military obligations are completed,” said Bradich. “Our success and commitment is measured with each dedicated member who is willing to volunteer their time, and live the VFW’s motto of honoring the dead by helping the living.” Decaria’s lengthy service record included tours to support military operations in Lebanon, Grenada and the Persian Gulf. Accompanying Decaria at the meeting was his son and 2017 West Mifflin Area High School graduate Daniel, who recently enlisted in the United States Army as an infantryman. A former West Mifflin Air Force JROTC cadet, the younger Decaria will be attending basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, within the next few weeks. The elder Decaria was sponsored for post membership by World War II Marine veteran and life member Earl Birdy. For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, visit the group’s website at:

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First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Awards Scholarships

The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Senior Branch 88 and Junior Branch 157 scholarship recipients this year are pictured with the branch officers. Front row (l-r): Tristan Todd; Natalie Bialon; Blake Pawalec; Vincent Hoensky; and Natalia Startare. Standing (l-r): Ruth Todd - Auditor; Flora Funtal - Rec. Secretary; Dr. Rev. Micah Kozoil - chaplain; Dorothy Urbanowicz- President and Senior Financial Secretary; Rosemary Betza Junior Financial Secretary; and Cindy Pawelec - Auditor.

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WCCF Presents President’s Choice Award to Shekinah Ranch of the Mon Valley The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that its annual President’s Choice Award was recently presented to Shekinah Ranch of the Mon Valley. The award included a $10,000 unrestricted grant from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund. The Christian-based, non-profit camp utilizes horses, recreational, physical and spiritual activities to draw out the creativity, diverse interests, and adventurous spirit of every camper. Over the past 15 years, the organization has served over 2,500 boys and girls from 5-18 years of age, with most youth residing in Shekinah Ranch Board Washington County. Shekinah Ranch regularly adjusts Member DJ Fogiato its program offerings and has designed programs specifically for the Girl Scouts and members of the Mon Valley YMCA. In recent years, it has added a zip line, rock wall, gokarts, paintball, hiking, swimming and fishing. But the equestrian component of the camp has been the primary program component since the camp was initiated by Pastor Tom Ravasio, who continues to serve as the organization’s director. The President’s Choice Award, previously the Director’s Choice Award, has been given annually for ten years. The goal of the award is to assist a small but improving charity the way the Foundation was helped by its earliest supporters. To be eligible for the award, charities are required to have an operating budget of less than $250,000, have been in existence for at least three years, and provide a program in one of the six areas supported by the Acorn Fund – arts and humanities, education, environment and animal welfare, health and fitness, human needs, or religion and faithbased. Applicants are judged on quality of programming, community impact as gauged by the number of people served, programs offered, or other measurable component, and improvement in the organization’s finances over a period of years. “Because of our own very humble beginnings, there is a special place in the heart of the Community Foundation for small but improving charities, such as the Shekinah Ranch,” stated Betsie Trew, WCCF President & CEO. “We have been pleased to see the organization increase its programming while also improving its financial health. Shekinah Ranch is a great example of a small charity doing very good work. On a relatively small operating budget, it is providing a meaningful service to the youth of Washington County.”

Old Trails BPW Presents Scholarships to Four Local Students During the Old Trails Business and Professional Women’s June meeting and 61st birthday celebration, scholarships to four area high school students were presented. Dakota Staley, daughter of George Staley and Amy Van Divner, is the senior from California High School to receive the Pamela J. Antonio Memorial Scholarship. Dakota, an outstanding student with many extra-curricular activities, will be attending Robert Morris University for a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She will be working toward being a criminal prosecutor. Dakota Staley Shannon Ortosky Samuel Marchewka, son of Shawn and Terri Marchewka, from Charleroi High School, also received the Pamela J. Antonio Scholarship. One of the top students and very involved in STEM, he will be attending Duquesne University for a Bachelor of Science degree in finance leading to regulations/financial law. Samuel was unable to attend. Receiving the Helen Harkins Memorial Scholarship is Shannon Ortosky, daughter of Bryon and Beth Ortosky, of Beth Center High School. She will be attending California University of Pennsylvania for a degree in secondary education: mathematics. Her goal is to be a high school math teacher to show students that everyone can benefit by using math in daily life. Also receiving this scholarship is Sara Tomko of Bentworth High School. She is the daughter of Melissa Tomko. Sara has been very involved in theater and Girl Scouts while still maintaining her academics. She had also been a member of the Washington County peer jury, where she has earned many hours of community service. Sara will be attending the University of Pittsburgh for a B.S. in economics with the hope of attending graduate school to become a corporate transactional lawyer.

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Business & Merchant News Liberty Pole Spirits Celebrates One Year in Business By Christen M. Stroh When Liberty Pole Spirits opened their doors at 68 West Maiden Street in Washington, PA last July, they knew they wanted to break into the craft distilling business in a way that would bring energy and pride to their community and beyond. “When we opened a year ago, our top priority was to produce quality whiskeys that our customers enjoy and are proud to recommend to their friends,” noted Kevin Hough, distiller. “We also wanted to create a distillery and tasting room environment that was warm and inviting and would serve as a gathering place for whiskey loves from all over.” Owned by the Hough family, Liberty Pole Spirits pays tribute to the role the Whiskey Rebellion plays in Western Pennsylvania’s history. During the Whiskey Rebellion, when citizens opposed the excise tax on whiskey, they demonstrated their opposition by planting liberty poles throughout the county. Liberty Pole Spirits, in addition to utilizing the

Jim Hough, proprietor, stands at the bar of Liberty Pole Spirits in Washington, PA. The distillery just celebrated one year in business this July.

name of this symbol, also includes it on their labels of each bottle of whiskey they sell. Jim Hough and his wife, Ellen, proprietors, run the operation along with

their sons, Kevin and Rob, distillers. Jim, who distilled as a hobby, saw a niche market in craft distilling, as it’s relatively new to the western Pennsylvania area. “We saw what a couple other people were doing and how they were able to make a success out of it, and we realized that this is a market that hasn’t been saturated yet,” he said, continuing, “There’s room for growth.” To celebrate their one-year anniversary, and in conjunction with the Whiskey Rebellion Festival in Washington, Liberty Pole Spirits released a special, limited edition cask strength rye whiskey. “We hand-selected two ten-gallon barrels for their excellent flavor and complexity, and bottled a small amount for release during the festivities,” said Kevin. Indeed, the past year in business has been a good one – Liberty Pole Spirits has seen a growth in sales and has received recognition at national spirit competitions throughout the year, including a gold medal for their peated

bourbon and silver and bronze medals for their rye and bourbon, respectively. Future plans include a partnership with Pennsylvania Libations, a craft whiskey boutique located in the Strip District; several new product releases, including a cherrywood smoked single malt whiskey that will hopefully be available before the end of the year; and the distillery continues to expand its footprint in bars and restaurants in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Currently, the distillery offers a selection of five different whiskeys: Bassett Town rye (a white whiskey) and corn whiskey, as well as their awardwinning spirits - rye whiskey, bourbon, and peated bourbon. Tours are also available on Saturday afternoons and last for an hour, and special events are planned on a routine basis as well. Liberty Pole Spirits are available to drink at a number of bars and restaurants in the South Hills, as well as other locations in the western Pennsylvania area. For more information, find them online at

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MACC Recognizes Ladies of the GAR as July Business of the Month AUGUST NEWS FROM THE BETHEL PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Welcome, New Members! Artis Senior Living of South Hills Lincoln Pointe Apartments Thirteen Ball-Joe Polk

After-Hours Luau Mixer Planned for August 30

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) congratulates the Ladies of the Grand Army Republic (GAR) as their July Business of the Month. Pictured (l-r) are: Anthony J. Bottino; Cecelia Fraser, Starkweather Circle member of Ladies Grand Army of the Republic; Darlene Alcorn, Department of PA President and National Chaplain; Amy Brown, Circle Chaplain; Rose Gust, Past Circle President; Dorothy Frye Walker, Circle Secretary and Past Department President. Circle is local level, Department is state level.

LincolnPointe Apartments, 35 Highland Road, Bethel Park - 5:30 - 8 p.m. Join us for our summer Luau on the deck…bring your own bottle and we will bring the food and the fun! $20 per person. Bring a guest!

SeptemberFest Planned for September 30 Come out and enjoy our SeptemberFest on September 30, 2017 at the Library Fire Hall from 5 - 10 p.m. Bring your own bottle. Food and setups will be provided. Cost is $25 and seating is limited, so get your tickets now. Call 412-595-8261 or email

MVRCC Announces ‘Beer-A-Mid’ Winner The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank everyone who sold tickets and donated beer for the Beer-A-Mid fundraiser. This assortment of specialty and popular favorites contained over 360 cans and bottles that went to this year’s winner, Craig Hodgkins of Higher Images, Inc. He purchased his ticket from coworker Linda Jo Lewis.

‘Shop Local’ Committee Is Forming It’s that time of year when planning for our ‘Shop Local’ promotion begins. We need to have people to help us develop our activities and programming for the 2017 shopping season. Help us make this the start of a great annual event that shows we really care for our businesses, and that we support their contributions to our communities. Working as partners, we will make our shopping districts the “Heart” of the South Hills for the holidays. Sign up to help or participate! Call the office at 412-595-8361 or send an email to

Coming in September… Our New Website! Look for our new website! Joe Polk from Thirteen Ball will be helping us with a new website design. The same URL will be used to access it. Thanks to Joe for his assistance.

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WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK AUGUST EVENTS The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit for more information. Local area meetings will be held as follows: • The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, August 2 and 16. Contact Cherie Pikelis at 412-594-7553. • The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn - The Meadows, 255 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, August 9 and 23. Contact Priscilla Pfanstiel-Robinson at 412-916-2914. • The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread - Galleria, 150 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, August 8 and 22. Contact Barbara DeJohn at 412-600-5483. • The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, August 3 and 17. Contact Rosemary Willis at 412-736-3445.







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Salon and Spa by Chaney's Natural Shines in July MVRCC Member Spotlight Salon and Spa by Chaney’s Natural is in the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight for July. The Salon and Spa by Chaney's Natural was established in 2004 as a home-based business. They later opened on McKean Avenue in Charleroi in 2006 and relocated to Monongahela in 2010. They're proudly celebrating 7 years at current location of 138 West Main Street. With 13 years under their belt, Chaney's Natural is planning a 2000square-foot expansion later this year to include hair care and expanded salon services. After this expansion, they will be the largest spa in the Mon Valley. Pictured (l-r) are: Natalie Martinak, massage therapist; Irma Hiller, office manager; Tanya Chaney's Natural was established as Chaney; owner and massage therapist. a massage therapy practice and later grew to include nails and skin care. They perform massages ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours, with a variety of techniques. They have three massage therapists on staff. Chaney's Natural has two talented nail technicians that specialize in natural nail care and shellac polish finishes. They also create hand painted nail art for their clients. The salon also carries a full line of Zoya Nail Care Products. Their two estheticians perform signature facials customized to the client's needs, microdermabrasion, facial peels to reduce the look in appearance of fine lines/wrinkles and hair removing waxing services. The spa also offers a variety of vitamins, minerals and supplements, to include protein shakes and weight management products. They feature LEX handcrafted swarvoski crystal jewelry, gift certificates for all occasions and many other gift items. The Salon and Spa by Chaney’s is open by appointment and can be booked by calling the office at 724-328-2834 or by going online to The Salon and Spa by Chaney’s has been a MVRCC member since its inception in 2006. Tanya Chaney is a champion for the Mon Valley community and serves as President of the Chamber’s Young Professionals division. .

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Charleroi Façade Improvement Project Prepares for Phase IV

The Charleroi Design Committee met recently to discuss Phase IV of the Charleroi Façade Improvement Project. Pictured are (l-r): Gary Riley, Mon Valley Signs; Bob Buscanics, Lettrich and Associates; Bob Rossi, musician and retired educator; and Deborah Buck, Chairman, Audrey’s Draperies and Chamber Executive Committee. Missing from the photo are Tony Valkanas and Sylvia Whiten.

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) recently was awarded $65,000 for Phase IV funding by the Washington County Local Share Account and is coordinated with the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington and Pa. DCED. The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has managed the Charleroi Façade Improvement Program since 2011. The matching grant program offers reimbursement on eligible project costs including signage, painting, lighting and more. This program improves the community streetscape and property values and spurs economic development in the Borough of Charleroi and the mid-Mon Valley. Below are statistics for phases I, II, and III of the Charleroi Façade Improvement Project as of July 2017: • Façade Grants Issued since 2011: $154,808.81 • Total Improvements: $337,294.21 • Total Properties Improved: 44 The Charleroi Design Committee is now accepting applications for Phase IV. There is a balance left in phase III which will be closed out with projects that are in progress or pending. For questions on the program, or to get an application packet, please contact the program’s administrator, Deb Keefer, at the MVRCC at 724-483-3507.

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Young Professionals of the Mon Valley Host Community Night

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of the Mon Valley recently hosted a Mon Valley Community Night at the Washington Wild Things on July 14. Seen here with the Wild Thing are Armand Ferrara of the Chamber Executive Committee with his two grandsons, (left) Blake Pendo and (right) Tanner Pendo.

MACC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Rippel’s on the Creek Event Center Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rippel’s on the Creek Event Center. Rippel’s on the Creek Event Center is in the heart of Mon Valley in historical Monongahela on Route 136, Dry Run Road. The facility is newly renovated, having spacious room with a seating capacity from 25 to 140. Rippel’s on the Creek can host baby showers, baptisms, sweet 16 birthday parties, graduations, bridal showers, weddings, reunions, birthday, funeral luncheons, corporate meetings and holiday parties. For more information on renting the event center, contact or call724-310-3414.

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CENTER ON THE HILL AUGUST EVENTS Center on the Hill, 100 Summit Road, Belle Vernon, can be reached at 724930-8512. Below are their August events: Every Monday - Euchre at 1 p.m., canasta at 11 a.m. Every Tuesday - Euchre at 6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday - Bible study at 10 a.m., jam session at 1 p.m. Every Thursday - Wii bowling at 9 a.m., bingo at 10 a.m., pinochle at 12:45 p.m. Every Friday - 500 Bid at 12:45 p.m. Every Day - Stationary bike and elliptical machine available every day from open to close. We offer lunch daily at noon. Please call the center by 12:45 p.m. the day before for reservations for the next day. • Tuesday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 22 will be afternoon bingo beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is $7 a packet. Additional packets can be purchased for $3 a packet. • Wednesday, August 16, Lisa Fisher from OSPTA will be here for blood pressures. • Saturday, September 17, Center on the Hill board of directors will be sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost will be $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and 5 and under will be free. Price of the dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, drink, and a dessert. For more information, please call 724-929-6514.

VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER AUGUST EVENTS Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welSenior lunch picnic held on June 8th. come. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in August: August 10 Lunch: 12 p.m. A musical program by Pastor Robert Richards (Pastor Richards is the Pastor of the Methodist Church next door). August 24 Lunch: 12 p.m. Grocery bingo, sponsored by Senior Life of Washington. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for August: Virginia Gaul, Leona Jefferies, and Margaret Zabora. Anniversaries for August: Alice and Bill Collar, Lois and Jim O’Bringer.

Senior Programs Planned At Peters Township Recreation Center SENIOR PICNICS Picnics are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker, or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Grilled hot dogs or hamburgers are provided. Days: August 9 - Carnegie Museum of Natural History: American Indians Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Shelter 1 in Peterswood Park *NEW* SENIOR SERIES Enjoy the morning with us the last Thursday of the month at the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park! These unique opportunities are free for seniors and will include light breakfast options. Sponsored by: South Hills Community Connect. Sign up for these events by calling 724-942-5000. Please bring your own lawn chair. Days: August 31 - “The Beatles & Bagels” (Musician) TBA Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Seniors for Safe Driving August Events Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on today’s roadways. Upcoming Classes: August 16, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., McKeesport Library, McKeesport, PA 15132 September 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Recreation Department, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

'Venture Outdoors Again' Program Offers Free Outdoor Activities to Seniors 50 and Older Calling all people ages 50 and up—join us outside! Venture Outdoors has been funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide beginner-friendly outdoor experiences to individuals who would like to become more active. The weekly outings include 1.5 – 2 hour walks and bike rides that are held in Frick Park and South Park. Participants ages 50 and up can attend for FREE. Call the Venture Outdoors office at 412-255-0564 ext. 0 to receive a promotion code to register for these outings free of charge. Venture Outdoors Again outings and a wide variety of other outdoor programs can be found on the Venture Outdoors Activities Calendar. For more information, visit

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AUGUST NEWS FROM CLAIRTON AARP Members and friends of Clairton AARP #1612 will hold their next general meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, Clairton. A hot sandwich lunch will be offered for $3/members and $4/nonmembers. Our entertainment in September will be the Banjo All Stars. There is no meeting in August. A fun, 3-day bus trip is planned in August to Ithaca, New York. During this trip, you'll enjoy a visit to the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY, view the Taughannock Waterfall, visit Cornell Botanical Gardens, and much more. Three additional fun-filled trips are planned for the remainder of the year. Please call Mary at 412-233-9028 or Marge at 724-872-1165 for further details. You can get complete information on these and future activities by calling Kathy at 412-854-0594 to request a copy of the chapter newsletter.

WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS AUGUST EVENTS West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-4976. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regularly Scheduled Events • We offer a full-service beauty shop on the premises Tuesday through Friday; call Judy for the price schedule and an appointment. • Join our fall Wii bowling league…just starting! • Come each Wednesday at 1 p.m. for 20 games of nickel-a-card bingo. Everyone welcome. • Bible study is on Tuesdays. Call for new fall schedule. • Zumba classes are $5 each every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. • Daily card play and pool players; euchre and poker on special days. Upcoming Events • August 1 at 1 p.m. - Lunch and a show - $5. Featuring two talented musicians with tribute music of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Lunch is at 12 p.m. with a 1 p.m. show. Call or stop in for reservations. • Lunch and casino each second Monday and fourth Thursday in August. Featuring a 21-passenger van from Lady Luck with lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the center. $2 donation. Then, head off to Nemicolon, where a $10 fee must be paid. You’ll receive $20 in free play as a reward. Call and get on the reservation list. • Openings available on the following one day bus trips: • Gateway Clipper lunch buffet cruise with entertainment by Bo Wagner, "Let’s be Frank." Cost - $92. Lunch at noon, cruise following, and 1:45 p.m. drop-off at Rivers Casino. 6 p.m. departure for home. • Sunday, Aug 13 - Shaker Woods Festival. 200 craftspeople in a wooded area demonstrating their crafts and cooking delicious food. Cost - $42. 8 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. • Saturday, September 16 - Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek Ohio. 7:30 a.m. departure, breakfast on the way, arrival at 10:30 a.m. to shop at the Amish festival on the grounds and Carlisle shops. 1 p.m. play titled "Mennonite Women Can Cook," 4:30 p.m. buffet supper and departure for home. Cost - $109. Fee includes bus, driver tip, breakfast, buffet dinner, and play ticket. • Once-a-month gambling trips also available. Phone the center for dates, prices, and the casino being visited. Be sure and watch for the date of our OPEN HOUSE, in September we will be open for all to see our center and enjoy the special festivities. Stop in and pick up our monthly ‘Shout Out’ publication with luncheon menu and all events listed. Order your luncheon one week in advance and join our friendly center. 39 —————————————————————————————————————————— 40 —————————————————————————————————————————

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YOUR HEALTH Auxiliary Supports Monongahela Valley Hospital and Local Teens

Auxilians Dorothy Gallagher and Jane Hazen (l to r) received pins in recognition of hours reached of volunteer time.

Each year, the members of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. give their time and energy to enhance the quality of patient care at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH). On June 26, the 39th annual Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner was held in the hos-

Auxiliary president Ruth Antonelli (center) poses with Auxilians honored for their years of service including (l to r) Mary Lou Mudrick and Amy Brown.

pital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. At the dinner, the Auxiliary made a generous donation to MVH when president Ruth Antonelli presented a check totaling $30,443 to MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr. When combined with the funds

Renee Pust (left) accepts the Volunteen Scholarship from Kay Blair on behalf of her daughter, Taylor.

Auxiliary President Ruth Antonelli presents a check to Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital.

the group donated to the hospital's annual gala in May and to the annual Volunteen Scholarship, the Auxiliary's 2017 donation climbs to $31,943. This year's gift brings the Auxiliary's overall total donation to approximately $3.4 million. The group generated the funds for this donation through sales at the MVH Gift Shop and with a multitude of special events held throughout the year, including the Annual Strawberry Festival, clothes and purse sales, barbeque food sale, jewelry sales and the Annual Fall Apple Festival. The Auxiliary's donation will be used for enhancements that will benefit patients and their families. One of those enhancements will be a new stress test system for the catheterization laboratory. The donation will also be used to purchase a specialized transport cart. During the celebration, awards were

presented to Auxiliary members who reached milestone hours of volunteering time at MVH. Recipients included: • Bonnie Matyas — 5,000 hours • Dorothy Gallagher — 2,500 hours • Jane Hazen — 1,000 hours • Carol Korber — 500 hours The group also honored seven members with milestone years of service including: • Sara Wells — 49 years • Mary Lou Mudrick — 42 years • Tina Rossi — 37 years • Elaine Weiss — 35 years • Mary Garris — 30 years • Mary Lou Lachman — 26 years • Amy Brown — 25 years The Auxiliary also presented its Volunteen Scholarship to Taylor Pust, a recent graduate of Ringgold High School who plans to pursue a career in medicine at Penn State University.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital and Parent Organization Elect Boards Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its parent organization, Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. (MVHR), re-elected R. Carlyn Belczyk, chairman; and Jeff M. Kotula, vice chairman, of their boards. Bradley M. Bassi was elected to his first term as the secretary of the boards. Mrs. Belczyk is a certified public accountant who is accredited in business valuations and a certified valuation analyst. She was first appointed to the MVH and MVHR boards in 2005. She was elected secretary in 2007, vice chairman in 2010 and chairman in 2015. Pictured are the MVHR Mr. Kotula, who is president of the and MVH boards’ chairman, R. Carlyn Washington County Chamber of Belczyk and secretary, Bradley M. Bassi. Commerce, was elected to the Board of Jeff M. Kotula, who is not shown, was Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, reelected vice chairman of both boards. 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 in 2015. Mr. Bassi is an attorney who is a partner with Bassi, Vreeland & Associates PC in Charleroi. He was elected to the MVHR and MVH boards in 2012. He serves on the Nominating, Bylaws, and Hospital Planning and Outreach committees. In addition to the election of officers, nine directors were reelected to the MVHR board including: Lillian C. Beattie; Walter R. Cox, M.D; John D. Fry; S.P. Hewie, M.D; David T. Hunter; Jeffrey D. Imbrescia; R.G. Krishnan, M.D.; Kevin M. Lee; and Jaime L. Prah. Five directors were also reelected to Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Board of Trustees including John D. Fry; S.P. Hewie, M.D; R.G. Krishnan, M.D.; Kevin M. Lee; and Jamie L. Prah. In addition, Archie Allridge, who has been an MVHR board member since 2015, was elected to his first term to fill to fill the vacancy created when Dana Caruso Slagle resigned to move out of state. Mrs. Slagle served on the MVHR board from 1999 to 2017 and the MVH board from 2005 to 2017.

Monongahela Valley Hospital to Host Free Talk on Hand Numbness Orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O., will host a free talk about the causes and treatment of hand numbness on Tuesday, August 8, in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Dr. Molinero will speak on the symptoms of hand and nerve issues, such as carpal tunnel, and cubital tunnel, as well as various treatment options. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333. The talk is part of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Innovation in Medicine series that features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community. Dr. Molinero is the newest member of The Orthopedic Group. He has vast experience treating varied forms of arthritis, sports or age-related injuries, as well as, tendon and ligament derangement, nerve disorders and fractures. 41 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Innovations in Medicine

Hand and Wrist

Causes of Hand Numbness Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon

Tuesday, Aug. 8 6 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital Free program, parking and light refreshments.

To register, call 724-258-1333.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL AUGUST EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 1, 2 and 3 — Managing Your Diabetes - 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Wednesday, August 2 and Friday, August 18 — Nar-Anon Family Group - 6 - 7 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. As a Twelve-Step program, the group offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope. The Nar-Anon program is based on a set of spiritual principles and has no affiliation with any denomination. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412-5124718. Tuesday, August 8 — Innovations in Hand and Wrist - 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with hand and wrist issues, specifically hand numbness. Kenneth Molinero Jr., D.O., will speak on the symptoms of hand and nerve issues, like carpal tunnel, as well as, various treatment options.

Tuesday, August 8 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Tuesday, August 8 — RSDS Support Group - 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 — Masquerade Jewelry Sale - 7 a.m., ECC. Shop at the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase. Monday, August 14 and 21 — Learn To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - ECC. This educational program is designed to help you learn to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a support group that meets weekly for six months. Upon completion, the support group will meet monthly over the next six months. For more information, call 724-258-1483. Monday, August 14 and 28 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group - 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a

licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 15, 16 and 17 — Managing Your Diabetes - 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This educational program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Thursday, August 17 — Ostomy Support Group - 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. Thursday, August 17 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? - 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people wanting to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-2581333.

Wednesday, August 23 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting -6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes selfmanagement class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Friday, August 25 — MVH Blood Drive - 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724258-1282 or visit Tuesday, August 29 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED - 4 - 8 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Thursday, August 31 — Stroke Support Group - 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the daily challenges and struggles they face dealing with strokes and their after-effects. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455.

Sensory-Friendly Story Time Planned at Peters Township Public Library For parents of children on the autism spectrum, visiting the library can be a dreaded activity. Our Youth Services staff wants to welcome you and your families for a special sensory-friendly story time on Monday, August 14 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Participants will be offered a variety of hands-on activities such as stories, crafts, and block-building in a calm setting. Please contact the Youth Services Department for more details at 724-941-9430 #3. Registration is required to attend this free program. Visit our Events Calendar at to register or call 724-941-9430 #3. Peters Township Public Library is located at 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317.

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SPORTS YCC Women Golfers Celebrate ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ Wearing white outfits, YCC ladies and their guests had high hopes for victory. “Diamonds in the Rough” was the theme for the Youghiogheny Country Club 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association as they recently hosted their guest day. Following a continental breakfast, foursomes played best ball of 4 on par fives, best 2 balls on par fours, and best 3 balls on par Winners toting their prize purses are Popovich, Perrin and S. Payne. Missing is Schneider. threes. Each participant received a golfer bud vase and “diamond” studded golf towels. Winners of the event with 102 points were Sandy Payne and her guests, Lisa Popovich, Susie Perrin, and Donna Schneider. Winners of skill prizes are as follows: • Closest to the pin on No. 5: Member, Sandy Payne; Guest, Susan Barie • Closest to the pin on No. 16: Member, Lorraine Payne; Guest, Jan DeCecco • Longest putt on No. 9: Member, Flanking pianist Lee Alverson are (l-r): Betty Lee Hancsak; Guest, Kathy Bellino Hancsak, Natale, Marino, McHolme, • Longest putt on No. 18: Member, McDevitt and Riley. Sandy Payne; Guest, Lisa Popovich Vickie McDevitt, Betty Lee Hancsack, Penny Natale, Jane Marino, and Diane Riley assisted Chairlady Lynn McHolme with preparations and ballroom decorations.

Save the Date! Ringgold Boosters Hall of Fame Banquet for 2017 Scheduled for November 4th The Hall of Fame Banquet, the Ringgold Boosters’ biggest fundraiser, will be held in the Ringgold High School Cafeteria on Saturday, November 4, at 5:30 p.m. Funds raised at the $40 per plate dinner are geared toward the advancement of the arts, academic and athletic programs as well as improvement of facilities and the quality of education throughout the Ringgold school system. Executive Director Brad Bassi and President Carl Crawley are especially pleased that monies raised in 2016, in excess of $10,000, were awarded to 10 programs throughout the district. At the Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, November 4, 2017, the following graduates of Donora High School or Monongahela High School will be honored: • Vincent Bartolotta—Attorney • J.R. Bell—Boeing Engineer • Garcin Caruso—Occupational Medicine Consultant • Ben D’Amico—Head of Market District Product Development; Chef, Pittsburgh Today • Larry Holly—Athlete and DEP • Dr. Ron Linaberg—Endodontist • Marilyn Ackerman Posner—Journalist • Carl Wapiennik—Staff Physicist, Buhl Planetarium • Larry Crawford—Athlete (posthumous honoree) • Dr. James Lopresti—Former superintendent of the Ringgold School District (posthumous honoree) The HOF Banquet is a popular and well-attended event for family, friends and especially high school friends of honorees. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet will be available toward the end of September at Devore Hardware, 437 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Phone: 724-258-7100.

UFAAA Bronco Baseball Team Becomes Back-to-Back Champions The defending champions, the Union-Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) Bronco baseball team won the 2017 championship game of the Bethel Church League (BCL) Bronco division playoffs on June 22. They defeated their opponents in the first playoff game and advanced to the semi-finals, where they rallied from behind in the final inning to win by the score of 4 – 3. They enjoyed a playoffs sweep with a 6 – 4 victory over the 1st place team in the final game to retain the championship title. The UFAAA Bronco team, led by head coach Bernie Wagner and coaches Vince Sucevich, Vince Mamie, and Troy Benson, ended the season in 2nd place with 9 wins, 2 ties and 2 losses. They are also back-to-back BCL Bronco champions, having won the BCL Bronco championship in 2016 as well, coincidentally on the exact same date. After the game, Coach Wagner said, “I couldn’t be any prouder of this team. I’ve coached most of them since tee ball, and they have come a long way, not only as players, but as young men, too.” The UFAAA Bronco team players are: Aidan Angotti, Clayton Benson, Zach Cheplic, Jack Duncan, Hunter Mamie, Zane Mahoney, Jacob Pehowic, Nick Sinz, Travis Sucevich, Matthew Wagner, Michael Wagner, and Noah Winberg. Bronco level players are ages 11 – 12. The UFAAA baseball teams play in the BCL league during the spring and fall seasons.

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School News...School News SHIM Collects School Supplies for Those in Need in South Hills Communities Again this year, SHIM is collecting items to help local students start the school year ready to succeed. Thanks to the generosity of CentiMark Corporation, SHIM will distribute more than 800 new JanSport® backpacks to local students. SHIM is counting on the community to help fill them up with new school supplies. Items that are needed include binders, pocket folders, colored pencils, pens, combination locks, highlighters, markers, erasers and more. Please consider supporting or hosting a local supply drive, or making a cash donation. Donations will be collected until August 7. Learn more at All K – 12 students, regardless of income, living in the following districts are eligible to receive backpacks and supplies: Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, Keystone Oaks, Mt. Lebanon, South Park, and Upper St. Clair. Reservations encouraged. Contact Molly Patterson at Distribution days and locations are as follows: • Monday, August 14, 1-4 p.m. at Baldwin United Presbyterian Church • Thursday, August 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at PPFC • Friday, August 18, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at Bethel Park Community Center

Thomas Jefferson High School Student Receives Scholarship from South Hills Village Through its Simon Youth Foundation, South Hills Village recently presented Maya Maurer, 2017 Thomas Jefferson High School Graduate, with a $500 scholarship. Maya plans to study neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College this fall. She would like to earn a doctorate and be a full-time researcher and professor studying mental illnesses. She is looking forward to taking more detailed classes and finding research and internship opportunities at Pitt. Congratulations and good luck, Maya!

Christ Lutheran Preschool Now Accepting Applications Sign up today for our fall 2017 – 2018 school year. Learn your ABCs, 123s and so much more. Now taking applications for 3 ½ - 5-year-olds! We are located on Vine Street in West Newton. Call the school today at 724-872-7177 or Stacey at 724-288-4293. Christ Lutheran Preschool…where a kid can be a kid!

St. Elizabeth Accepting Registrations for 2017-2018 School Year St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills is accepting registrations for the upcoming school year for students in preschool through eighth grade. Before- and after-school care is available. If you would like more information about our school, please call the school office at 412-881-2958. We look forward to welcoming you to our St. Elizabeth family!

$86,000 in Opportunity Scholarships Available from WCCF The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications from families for scholarships through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program. Through the Community Foundation’s EOS Fund, scholarships are awarded to financially needy students, as determined by state income guidelines, who reside within the boundary of a low-achieving school to attend a participating non-public school or a participating public school outside of the recipient’s school district of residence. “Low-achieving schools” are defined as public elementary or secondary schools in Pennsylvania ranking in the bottom 15 percent of their designation as an elementary or secondary school based upon combined math and reading PSSA scores. Individual scholarship amounts will be determined based upon the number of qualified student applicants relative to the total available dollars; however, the total value of scholarships provided from all sources may not exceed the cost of tuition. Preference is given to students who reside in Washington County and/or students who attend school in Washington County. Checks will be made payable to the student’s school for credit to the student’s account. Applications must be submitted electronically using the online EOS Fund (OSTC) scholarship application available on Additionally, families must provide hard copies of their federal tax returns to the WCCF office at 1253 Route 519, P.O. Box 308, Eighty Four, PA 15330 to verify eligibility. Scholarship applications will be processed on an ongoing basis until the available money has been exhausted. The mission of the Washington County Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Washington County by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. A 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, the Foundation has cumulatively awarded more than $1.8 million to local students from all scholarship funds. To learn more about the WCCF, please visit or contact the Foundation at 724-222-6330 with any questions.

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Clairton Students Present a Night at the Theater

1st Grade Teacher Selected for International Travel 1st grade teacher Miss Jennifer Schlata was one of 15 teachers selected from 130 teachers from around the nation for “Education in Germany” through the Fulbright Commission. Only three elementary teachers were selected. Those chosen completed an extensive application process and had to include goals for the future and what they hoped to gain from the experience. This innovative program is designed to give teachers a unique chance to gain international educational experience by observing and participating in Germany’s educational system. Miss Schlata was able to visit 6 schools, from primary grades all the way up to vocational schools. She was also able to network with German and American teachers for further classroom collaborations in the future.

Seeking Subs Substitute teachers and paraprofessionals are wanted. 501 Waddell Ave., Clairton, PA 15025. Day-to-day or guaranteed daily subbing positions are available. Contact Paul Broman at Precision HR with additional questions at 412226-0770 or

Clairton Middle/High School presented the Prime Stage Theatre’s Literacy in ACTion Program: The Clairton Players on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Clairton High School auditorium. Students performed four scenes from the following plays: A Lesson Before Dying; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Crucible; and The Giver. This program was presented by Clairton Middle School and Clairton High School students for the school population and community, based on their participation in the Prime Stage Theatre’s program.

Save the Date! Clairton City School District's Annual Information Day will be held in the high school gymnasium on August 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Come for lots of fun and information. First day of school: August 21, 2017.

Clairton Bears Named 7 on 7 Champions

Congrats to Westmoreland Writing Camp Attendees Congratulations to soon-to-be 6th graders Anthony Janetka and Mary Janetka for attending the Writers of Westmoreland Writing Camp at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. The camp was led by Val Piccini and is held at West Hempfield Elementary School. This is the 2nd year Anthony and Mary attended. Special thanks go out to 4th grade teacher Mrs. Sally Kunkel for her continued help and involvement in molding fluent writers.

The Clairton Bears won the 7 on 7 competition held at the University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations! 7 on 7 has become a summer staple throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Bears have been participating for 6 years.

August 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— BALAS, William J. “Bill” Jr., 62, of Jefferson Hills, died June 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BALIEU, Sara L., 99, of Chareroi, died June 18, Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BARBAGALLO, Antonio “Tony”, 78, of Monongahela, died June 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BARON, Janet J., 65, formerly of Monongahela, died June 14. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BENDEL, Martha “Suzy”, 55, of Jefferson Hills, died June 25. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. BERDAR, Dorothy (GREEDAN), 91, of New Eagle, died June 22. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BRYDEBELL, Albert John, 75, of Finleyville, died June 14. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BUCKLEY, Marion A., 83, of Baldwin, died June 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CAPONE, Robert E., 91, of West Mifflin, died June 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CLARKE, William G. “Bill”, 81, of Whitehall, died June 22. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. DEACONESS, Dixie Lee Tillman Louis, 86, of Donora, died July 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DEZORT, Anthony Paul, 87, of Baldwin, died June 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DiBASILIO, Frank R. “Babe”, 86, of Monongahela/Hazel Kirk, died June 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DiMARCO, Imma (CAPECCI), 78, of Jefferson Hills, died June 21. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. DORNAN, Betty “B.J.”, (JACKSON), 68, of Monongahela, died June 18. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FALK, Priscilla, 93, of Baldwin, died June 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GOURN, John Frank, 70, of Donora (formerly of Forward Township), died June 18. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. 47 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Recent Local Death Notices GRANUS, Norma J., 88, of North Charleroi, died June 21. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HARDEN, Carol Lee, 57, of Charleroi, died June 24. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. JENSEN, Casey, 41, of North Charleroi, died June 12. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. JOHNSON, Carolyn Virginia, 84, of Monongahela, died June 26. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. KELLY, Margaret B., 93, of Roscoe, died July 3. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. LENIK, Daniel L., 58, of Finleyville, died June 23. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. LEWIS, Mark, 53, of Jefferson Hills, died July 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LINDSAY, Robert “Bob” Winspear, 84, formerly of Monongahela, died May 30. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MAHOUSKI, Robert, 73, of Jefferson Hills, died June 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MANGIERI, Joseph A., 66, of Bethel Park, died June 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MAURER, Roy C., 88, of Jefferson Hills, died June 24. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MISANIK, James J. “Musher”, 71, of New Eagle, died June 18. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NACARATO, John L. (Johnny), 70, of Monongahela, died June 11. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NESITI, Deena Marie, 43, of West Mifflin, died June 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETRAS, Martha Jane (NIKOLIC), 62, of Jefferson Hills, died June 20. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PETTICORD, Kevin E., 44, of Monongahela, died July 12. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

REMALEY, Ann L., 39, of Charleroi, died July 13. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ROMANO, Ronald J., 89, of Whitehall, died June 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RUSSELL, Ruth M., 82, of Pleasant Hills, died June 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SAMODA, Eugene, 93, of Belle Vernon, died June 19. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SERGI, John L., Jr., 46, of Monessen, died June 17. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. SHUBER, Nicole S. (SADLER), 34, formerly of Monongahela, died June 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SIMALA, Paul T. “Butch”, 76, of Stockdale, died June 18. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SMITH, James O. (Smitty), 87, of Baldwin Borough, died June 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial

Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMOLICK, John F., 95, of Finleyville, died June 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. THOMPSON, Kimberly (HORRELL), 53, of Monongahela, died June 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VOITIK, Olive Rae, 79, of Elco, died July 9. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. WAGGONER, Donald W., 71, of Charleroi, died June 30. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. WARNER, Wallace W. “Wally”, 84, of South Park, died July 5. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WORTHINGTON, Dorothy Bolander, 91, of McMurray, died July 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WRIGHT, Brandon R., 29, of Pittsburgh (formerly of South Park), died June 28.

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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is August 12)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is ‘Fun Fest’ at Cedar Creek Park? Where is the play “Trombo: Red, White and Blacklisted” being performed at? What is the name of the new surgeon at The Orthopedic Group? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to the winners of our July Pizza Puzzler contest!

Alan Popey-McMurray • Cindy Mancinelli-Charleroi

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Home & Garden Address Air Leaks to Save Energy and Money Rising energy costs coupled with the continued adoption of eco-friendly lifestyles are two factors driving homeowners to seek ways to reduce energy consumption in their homes. Reducing energy consumption is reason enough for many homeowners to make changes around the house, but saving energy sometimes means saving substantial amounts of money as well. Energy-efficient appliances and ecofriendly building materials can help homeowners reduce energy consumption. But homeowners looking for additional ways to cut cooling and heating costs can address air leaks around the house to make their homes more energy efficient. • Identify air leaks around windows and doorways. Autumn is a great time of year to identify air leaks. Fall, and particularly late fall, tends to be characterized by cold air that makes it easy to detect air leaks. Feel for leaks around windows and doorways, ideally conducting such tests on cold, windy days when you can quickly detect if air is flowing in from the outside. Leaks around windows and doors waste energy because the interior of the home is either colder (in the winter) or warmer (Continued on page 50)

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




BALDWIN BOROUGH David Piel Ahmad Salim Robert Mitts III Robert Rusbridge William Tomasiak Joshua Bauer Jessica Rosenfield Minkus Robert Broman et al. Estate of June Lutch William Pelino Amer Hamdan Russell Brown Jane Susan Wyant Branko Bradaric James Raimondi Jr. Richard Finberg Andrew Knuth III John Scott Mitcheltree Housing & Urban Development Jessica Robinson Surman Ruth Ann Esaias trustee Donald Lentz James Smith John Laux Thomas Kulikowski Allen Geary Jr. Benjamin Vargo Matt Hagen Audrey Sauter

James and Teresa Wild Sean Michalski Trevor Wildman and Rachel Pozycki Jenna Ficorilli and James Thompson David Mark and Celestine Sylvia Auen Patricia Corcoran Darin and Lisa Postlewait Matthew Broman AW Properties LLC Matthew and Erin Peaslee Brian Stone Tara Miller Derek and Danielle Dunstan Sibaraj and Bhakti Gurung April Edwards Robert and Diana Gruendler Bradley Noon and Anna Marie Stoernell Scott Ferguson Theodore Antone Jordan Jr. Nicole Surman Bhagawat and Tara Devi Ghimirey Colleen Gangwisch UCG One LLC Grace Tosic Devi and Dik Mainali David Bernard Imhoff William and Sylvia Hodel Shawn Alston and Danielle Dojcak Aaron Anderson

3496 Bench Drive 1215 Irene Lane 461 Jenne Drive 139 Kathleen Drive 940 Missionary Drive 3706 Oakleaf Road 525 Penn St. 5209 Springdale Drive 46 Gensler Road 3217 Hazelhurst Ave. 1719 Beryl Drive 948 Brentview Drive 5347 Brownsville Road 4889 E. Willock Road 1608 Elderslee Road 5115 Frich Drive 5438 Hacienda Drive 106 Hollow Haven Drive 3104 Schieck St. 127 Sunny Drive 174 Woodhall Drive 386 Carmen Drive 662 Charlotte Drive 3567 Churchview Avenue Ext. 5252 Curry Road 3481 Emma Jo Drive 703 Lafferty Drive 1125 Michael Drive 1234 Michael Drive

$20,000. $141,200. $170,000. $127,500. $171,000. $142,500. $195,000. $140,000. $20,000. $161,000. $165,000. $137,000. $330,000. $195,000. $110,000. $225,000. $203,000. $119,900. $35,000. $142,000. $156,875. $185,000. $75,000. $79,500. $146,000. $166,000. $118,000. $139,000. $148,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Rose Marie Collier Mario Ortiz Fryer

Margi and Himen Patel Stefan and Stephanie Zezulewicz

600 Highview Road 874 Rolling Rock Road

$141,000. $142,000.

BENTLEYVILLE Randy Metz et al. Irene Hagner

George and Patricia Burcin Melanie Murphy

111 Russie Ave. 240 Beallsville Road

$29,000. $15,000.

BETHEL PARK Dominic Battista Dominic Battista Frank Zigon

Lezone Capital LLC Lezone Capital LLC Kristan Neiport

4474 Fourth St. 4471 Fifth St. 2647 Bethel Crest Drive

$65,000. $60,000. $235,000.

Affordable Apartment Living

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(in the summer) than it needs to be, prompting homeowners to turn up their thermostats or rely more heavily on air conditioning units. • Look for leaks elsewhere around the house. While windows and doorways are where many leaks are found, leaks also may be found around plumbing, electrical fixtures and dryer vents. Inspect such areas by feeling for drafts or looking for signs that insects and critters might be entering. • Look up and down. Evidence of air leaks may be noticeable on both the floor and the ceiling. Dirty spots on carpeting and the ceiling may be indicative of air leaks at interior wall/ceiling joints and wall/floor joists. Fixing such leaks may be as simple as applying some caulk. • Go with gaskets. The United States Department of Energy recommends installing foam gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on walls. Outlets and switch boxes on exterior walls provide (Continued on page 51)


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



BETHEL PARK Rolling Lambert Building Co. Joseph Samraney/Sheila Kastens Samraney Cool Springs Drive Melissa Kay Wivagg Adam Hughes and Sarah Harter 579 Fruitwood Drive Irma Kress Bernard Allen and Rachel Switala 5249 Gardenville Road Cheryl Soukup David Buchanan 106 Heather Drive David Capor Eric and Rachel McElvenny 4950 Linda Drive Lenore Meszaros Cheryl Banner 5336 Madison Ave. Lauri Fink Aaron and Allison Thompson 5197 Priscilla Drive Housing & Urban Development Salman Zwaier and Jinan Hassan 570 Rolling Green Drive Troy Belles Michaela Lieberman and Preston Fetherlin 1166 Sarah St. FSKC Properties LLC Richard Rostauscher II/Jennifer Rostauscher 3265 Sunnyside Road Joe Sirlin Christine and Nathaniel Brown 5721 Wilson Drive Timothy Fox Sandra Lee Faber 806 Boulder Drive Eugenia Potuzko Maureen Swogger 1206 Cobblewood Drive Sandra Faber Marc and Shannon Monz 920 Copsewood Drive Anna Victoria Dyda Mladen Matic and Megan Leigh Garry 2118 Edwards St. Daniel Boboc Andrew and Lindsay Smith 5450 Glen Hill Drive Lincoln Pointe Assoc. Partn. HCG Pittsburgh LLC 35 Highland Road Betty L Hahne Lewis estate et al. Brendan Didiano 5849 Irishtown Road Estate of Thomas McCaffrey Gerard and Kara Schaefer 6049 Irishtown Road Carrie Ann Sperring Robison Althoff Corey Kelly 2318 Longcrest Ave. Matthew Todaro Brandon Maseth 2102 Pleasant St. Tor Langehau John William Zovko III and Jessica Ray Teyssier 5716 Scenic View Drive Tiffany Coccagno Bradley and Amy Campbell 5092 Sherwood Road Joseph Volpatti Steven Ko/ Brenda Berenice Cisneros Varela 2816 Bethel Church Road Stanley Johnson Joseph and Joyce Volpatti 973 Church Hill Road Mary Ann Weddell Bonnie Walenchok 349 Dale Road Edith Wallace William and Laura Hays 677 Glenrock Drive Ken Paolino Timothy and Amanda McKiernan 1005 Harrison St. Amy Leedstrom Price Anthony Almond IV and Kayla Rose Almond5865 Irishtown Road Vera Dando Walter Gregg 103 Kendall Lane Angela Schmitz Van Dyke Raymond and Nicole Morrow 5815 Keystone Drive John Tweardy Jr. Ryan Niggel 328 Marshall Road

Price $370,000. $275,000. $153,000. $205,000. $175,000. $195,000. $215,000. $155,000. $155,000. $215,000. $187,500. $245,000. $159,900. $215,000. $160,000. $285,500. $40,250,000. $66,500. $177,000. $133,000. $130,000. $225,000. $262,000. $367,500. $342,000. $173,500. $111,000. $120,000. $248,000. $115,000. $120,000. $360,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




Estate of Dawn Dean Rebecca Weinheimer Jones JL & J Assoc. Lynne Buchyeager trustee Brian Savikas James Daugherty Cotford Homes LLC Melissa Shenkel Bradley Campbell Butler Construction Services Kathleen Riznow Dorothy Gorny Eric Fudala Scott Foster Steven Layne

Shashi Timsina Zachary Cole Blake Parkside Center L.P. Daniel and Maureen Coleman Walter and Carol Hinsch David and Shauna McKeever Jonathan and Stephanie Libbon Amy Vanhorenbeck Craig and Cara Quinlan Paul Connelly Jr. and Michelle Connelly James and Lisa Coccagno Christopher and April Leavor Michael and Laura Harrington B&B Rapid Property Solutions LLC Ryan and Melissa Renninger

1518 Melia Drive 202 Orchard Park Drive 2405 S. Park Road 1243 Tidewood Drive 5810 Wallace Ave. 3309 Bethel Church Road 151 Cypress Drive 5948 Dublin Road 5010 Gardenville Road 120 Graeser Ave. 1030 Grandview Farms Drive 2414 Milford Drive 6033 Oak Park Drive 5133 Park Ave. 5211 Texas Ave.

$139,900. $180,000. $700,000. $235,500. $317,500. $85,000. $170,000. $169,900. $167,500. $210,000. $622,500. $175,500. $235,000. $114,000. $211,906.

BRENTWOOD Safaa Alsaeedi Dominic Battista David Workoff Melissa Witt Imling ADHHRITH Properties LLC Andrew Miller Jamie Lynn Jackson AN Properties LLC Ryan Flood Robert Pasquantonio Matthew May Roxane Lafferty Blumling David Magliocco et al. Leonard Prosser Jr. Robert Wagler Estate of Stella Bauer Michael White II

Tigris Brownsville Inc. 2941 Brownsville Road Lezone Capital LLC 217 E. Garden Road Samantha Workoff/Anthony McAlexander 544 E. Garden Road Maranda Maree DeRienzo 3943 Lawnview Ave. Mark Knopsnider 103 Pentland Ave. Kelsea Hogle 3223 Shadyway Drive Antoine Porterfield 3107 Villawood Ave. Jennifer Darick 4065 Brownsville Road Ashley Snyder and David Lyle 110 Dailey Road Donnae Chaney and Betty O'Connor 3824 Delco Road Amy and Gilbert Selders 3903 Theresa St. John and Tammy Donnelly 256 Wainwright Ave. Samuel Hertzog and Amber Renee Ramaglia335 E. Francis Ave. Thomas Henry Webber 207 Van Wyck Ave. Hermas Craddok 47 W. Garden Road Timothy Stockline Jr. 3038 Willett Road Pamela Tarary and Jarred Walters 145 Brentridge Ave.

$50,000. $50,000. $118,000. $131,000. $78,500. $137,500. $120,000. $165,000. $108,000. $79,500. $100,000. $65,650. $79,900. $120,000. $52,500. $3,500. $127,500.

Address Air Leaks to Save Energy (Continued from page 50) another place for air to leak into a home and drive up energy costs. Properly installed gaskets can cut back on air infiltration, providing an inexpensive way to save energy and money. • Cover the kitchen exhaust fans when you are not cooking. Kitchen exhaust fans can help prevent fires and unfavorable indoor air conditions when preparing meals at home. But such fans provide opportunities for air to enter a home, so make sure they are tightly closed or covered when no one is cooking in the kitchen. Air leaks around a house can waste energy and contribute to high energy bills, particularly during the winter and summer when temperatures outside tend to be at their most extreme. Homeowners looking to reduce their energy consumption and save money can inspect various areas of their homes for air leaks and immediately address any they discover.

(Offer Expires: 8/31/2017)

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Town & Country Garden Club Flower Show Presents Awards The Town & Country Garden Club recently held a flower show, where awards were presented in the following categories:

Award of Horticulture Excellence

Kas Maddich and Linda Shefcheck display the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP)


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



Nicholas and Nicole Novak Sharon Bubacz Maghen Ann Warren Thomas Hartman Kristen Hoelzle Marie Lynn Stock Jaqueaia Hogan and Louise Schneider Chadd and Kimberly Morgan

3812 Brownsville Road 105 Burdine St. 4584 E. Willock Road 3922 Meadowbrook Blvd. 204 Owendale Ave. 107 Pentland Ave. 2912 Pyramid Ave. 3308 Villawood Ave.

$115,000. $159,900. $96,000. $117,900. $122,000. $80,000. $105,000. $130,000.

Lawrence Feick Jr. Jesse and Aubree Gauden Dwayne E Zenobi Asset Protection Trust Adam and Valerie Amprim Jonathan and Joseph Fafalios

133 Prosser Drive 309 Lewis Ave. 34 Carroll Way 100 Driftwood Drive 168 Terrace Drive

$15,000. $156,000. $163,000. $186,000. $122,000.

CHARLEROI Plaza Pros LLC Equity Trust Co. Plaza Pros LLC Equity Trust Co. Rachel Bohon Vincent Tarli and Nicole Golightly Kessler Capital Trust Brian and Elizabeth Rutter Jason Atkins 5th Street Escape Room LLC US Bank NA trustee Joseph Federer Military Warriors Support Found. Jason Lancia Michelle Turkovich et al. Matthew Cook First Federal Savings & Loans Assn.Gr Lincoln Avenue Trust

219 Meadow Ave. 208-210 Oakland Ave. 818 Shady Ave. 515 Eighth St. 434 Fallowfield Ave. 615 First St. 613 Crest Ave. 817 Crest Ave. 727 Lincoln Ave.

$37,500. $37,500. $2,500. $1,140. $64,900. $5,000. $350,000. $28,000. $26,200.

CLAIRTON Judy D'Angelo Martin Dennis Kerry Geletko Florence Pryzbylski et al. NH Verne Jobst Prime PA Properties LLC Prime PA Properties LLC Arnold Garner

525 Farnsworth Ave. 440 St. Clair Ave. 832 School St. 740 Waddell Ave. 633 Independence Drive 605 Lafayette Drive 393 New York Ave. 367 Ohio Ave.

$13,500. $15,000. $13,600. $10,500. $16,500. $27,550. $27,550. $11,000.

400 Chestnut St. 983 Heslep Ave. 945 Thompson Ave.

$90,000. $21,000.

301 W. 12th St. 209 Modisette Ave. 628 Thompson 400 Chestnut St. 60 Delsandro Drive 575 Thompson Ave.

$90,500. $6,500. $2,000. $92,000. $128,000.

616 Eighth St. 710 Walnut St.

$64,500. $44,200.

BRENTWOOD Bank New York Mellon trustee Robert Salak Jr. Elysium Revisions LLC Sharon Bubacz Craig Sinning Edward Bronowicz Jr. Deborah Markwood Joseph DeCarlo trustee CARROLL TOWNSHIP Eric Moskal Robert Baloga Jr. Elizabeth Micenko Richard Colaizzi Patricia Ostetrico


Nasir Raees Valarie Diggs Keith Rosser SP9 LLC Nasir Raees Steven Duong Steven Duong Jaylan Jamar Foy

DONORA Soren Pedersen Thomas and Tamara Bojsen Becky Lou Todd Heidi Cermak Szedon and Peter Szedon III Bank America Honradez Investment Group LLC $3,600. Mary Simonik Ann Reitz Housing & Urban Development Lisa and Andrew Withum Elizabeth Reynolds Nathaniel Blackman Thomas Bojsen J & R Real Estate Holdings LLC Kevin Alvarez Vincent Fazio Our Lady Valley Parish Charitable Trust Robert Eugene Kazak $15,000. Gordon James Anderson Lindsey Rubin FB Properties LLC Heaven Leigh Caldwell

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190 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

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DUNLEVY George Savarino

Mark Shemansky II

10 Mannina Ave.


ELIZABETH BOROUGH August Thalman Jr. Billy Ray Locklear

Betty Ann Thalman Heather Christine Soto

1042 Fourth Ave. 806 Sixth Ave.

$65,000. $10,000.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Christopher Sapos Duane Taylor Leroy Fenton Grant Aaron Bleil Estate of Ann Bilak P&W Auto Spa Francis Rush Rocco Dabecco Jeremy Dagger Marcus Nadler Estate of Jacqueline Leech Estate of Lois M aka Ann Finney Gary Meyers Laurice MacDonald Bernard Medved et al. Larry Wilie Darrell Geary Tuff Properties LLC Brougham REO Owner L.P. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC RWLS 5 Holdings LLC Karen Morgan Kathryn Culbert

Town & Country Garden Club Flower Show Presents Awards (Continued from page 52

Mallory Lynn Kurnock and Joseph Anthony Lucchetti 519 Friendship Drive $124,900. Timothy Hayden 205 Lincoln Hall Road $122,000. Marshall Lee and Heather Jean Butler 230 Lincoln Hall Road $159,900. Joseph Capane 361 Lincoln Hall Road $109,900. Brandon Gorman 843 Peairs Road $82,000. Ladani Venture LLC 410 Scenery Drive $990,000. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. 2815 Scenery Road $2,230 by sheriff's deed. John Zychowski 412 Timothy Drive $172,000. Daryl and Abigail Sanchez 1467 Hayden Blvd. $35,000. Sharon Walendziewicz 402 Highland Drive $205,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee 210 Oberdick Drive $4,573 by sheriff's deed. Michael and Alyssa Cogley 14 Transit Drive $82,000. Michael and Rebecca Wertz 610 Weigles Hill Road $152,000. Robert and Tara Frank 705 Greenock Buena Vista $142,900. John Stivala IV 301 High St. $114,000. John Resh and Kristin Shurgott 124 McLay Drive $120,000. John Stilley Mill Hill Road aka Route 689 $25,000. Anthony and Sheila Ura 2214 Ridge Road $24,000. Bryan Taylor 210 Duncan St. $22,400. Andrew Immekus 5830 Holsing St. $21,000. Bullychild Redevelopment LLC 402 Sandy Drive $8,300 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $78,775) by sheriff's deed. Brandon and Natalie Diana 315 Terrace Drive Ext. $78,000. Geremiah Ochap 12 Transit Drive $70,000.

Hollyhock, Climbing Rose, Lily, Latana, Dill – Awards of Merit; Curly Leaf Eastern White Pine - Arboreal Award

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

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Merry Andrejchak William Morris Pamela King Shawn Kiester Jeffrey and Christine Mendola Ronald Tyler

2 Royal Oaks Drive 948 Duvall Road 16 Leyda Ave. 46 Moyer Ave. 1 Cedar Way 185 Coyle Curtain Road

$110,000. $87,500. $75,000. $96,000. $45,000. $142,000.

FINLEYVILLE Christopher Leavor Jeffrey Lawrence

Melissa Decarlo Shanna and Collin Galer

3114 School Place 3573 Washington Ave.

$92,000. $114,500.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Estate of Mary Ellen Billick Jane Ellis Bruce Wallace Estate of William Graham Carol DeRosa Mary Hoey

John Billick James and Anna Ciocco Grant and Kaylee Bleil John Stillwell Robert and Jennifer Barner Charles and Mary Hoey

3866 Blossom Lane 921 13th St. 1318 Lytle Road 755 Bunola River Road Golden Circle 605 Regina Drive

$121,400. $76,000. $205,000. $23,500. $12,000. $45,540.

8019 Independence Drive 2009 Old Clairton Road 432 Old Clairton Road 816 Sean Court 100 Simpson Drive 120 Vine St. 6519 Willem Drive 1008 Gill Hall Road 329 Greene Drive 234 Oak Entrance Drive 509 Timber Lane

$260,000. $118,800. $139,900. $237,250. $179,000. $100,000. $160,500. $145,000. $60,000. $268,000. $370,000.

JEFFERSON HILLS Rebecca Davis Thinh Nguyen and Lieu Thu Pham Heather Diess Kenneth and Barbara Andreyo Joseph Dolata III Jared Korchok Olive Jane Morgan David and Bridgette Todd Melanie McGuirk Thomas Pitzer Sandra Bayer Josalyn Green Ronald Krieger Elizabeth and Lindsay Ackman Estate of Margaret Porzucek Hanna Elizabeth Koval Environmentally Sound Enterprises LLC NVR Inc. Sue Ann Langfitt Douglas Sable and Shanda Welsh Sanjay Paidisetty Benjamin and Amanda Fisher

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller MB2K Development Inc. Randolph Resnik Jennifer Cipriani Thomas Mesing Estate of Charles Gillen Michael Curry Mark Yocco $123,000. Michael Holzer et al. Zokaites Properties L.P. Guardian Industries Corp. NVR Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Amy Cifaloglio et al. Richard Kniess Barbara King trustee $165,000. Zokaites Properties L.P. MONESSEN Jeremy Whetzel Diane Manown US Bank NA trustee Beth Ann Cummins Robert Bilotto Estate of Joanne Sickels Jason Beckett



Samuel and Jennifer Gallaher 3020 Chestnut Ridge Drive Kurt Mahan 1114 Cochran Mill Road Raymond and Peggy Dewey 106 Fawn Drive Marc Tatton Jr. 1809 Gill Hall Road Thomas and Mary Ratchford 1328 High Road Robert Rick Selby trustee and Donna Shar Selby 1636 Jefferson Ridge Drive Ryna and Bethany Galiotto 317 Joan of Arc Court

Price $72,900. $92,500. $220,000. $159,900. $105,000. $69,000.

William and Lisa Pelino Andrew and April Miller Guardian Real Estate Holdings LLC

308 Tangelo Drive $212,000. 3312 Woodwind Drive $297,900. 100 Glass House Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $652,215). Timothy and Lauren Terhorst 406 Hindman Drive $311,190. Mark Alan Shiring Jr. and Katie Shiring 438 Labrador Lane $314,075. Lindsey and John Paul DelGreco 441 Labrador Lane $441,150. McKaylee and Tyler Thornton 1263 Loyal Drive $150,000. Dustin Buszko 284 Rainbow Drive $246,000. Ty & Mason Properties LLC 2024 Silverdale Drive Robert Weaver IV and Carrie Weaver

3316 Woodwind Drive


Federal National Mortgage Assn. 1234 Rosecrest Ave. $2,884 by sheriff's deed. Betty Jean Zenobi 93 Scenery Blvd. $77,000. Sparrow Hawk LEM LLC 207 Schell Ave. $15,500. Joshua James Beall 54 Willow Drive $153,000. Wayne Michael Leonard Livingston and Abby Elizabet 111 Pennsylvania Blvd. $50,000. Matthew Kowasic 1050 Leeds Ave. $23,900. US Bank NA trustee 602 Reed Ave. $1,445 by sheriff's deed.

MONONGAHELA Irwin M & Dolores T Yates Rev. Lvg Zachary Smith Joseph Santina Borneman Enterprises LLC

406 E. Main St. 520 Pleasant St.

$52,000. $38,000.

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How to Recognize Water Damage in a Home The following are some telltale signs of water damage that should give prospective home buyers pause and compel current homeowners to seek professional assistance as soon as possible.

Stains Many prospective home buyers have been disappointed by the sight of water stains during an open house or home inspection. Water stains tend to be on ceilings and/or walls. Stains on ceilings tend to be round, while wall stains are straight lines down the wall that may or may not have forced paint to peel. Water stains are not necessarily indicative of a major problem, but homeowners should have the stains examined.

Deteriorating wood Wood around windows or doors that is deteriorating may indicate water problems. The wood might be deteriorating because water is infiltrating the wood during storms. Baseboards and molding that is dilapidated or beginning to deteriorate may also indicate water damage.

Buckled drywall or wood Drywall or wood that is buckled or beginning to buckle is another potential indicator of water damage. Drywall buckles when it gets wet, and that is often a sign that there is a leak behind the drywall. Severely buckled drywall (Continued on page 57)


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MONONGAHELA Chris Spahr Heather Homa Veterans Administration Robert Gus Johnson Aaron Bryan Deborah Sullivan Micah Ott Frederick Mullner SIM Investement Group LLC Duong Pham and Lan Hoang First Southwestern Financial Svcs LLC Valley Dream Homes LLC Joanne Thralls Andrew Spate and Jessica Frolo Estate of Carol Anne Stoffel Tobias and Joanna Provan Jennifer Hoberman James MacPherson and Amanda Kahl

Address Alexander St. 127 Factory St. 714 Lawrence St. 456 Liberty Ave. 310 Pike St. 1360-1/2 Fourth St. 1010 Try St. 507 Fourth St. 419 Carson St.

Price $30,000. $15,000. $134,000. $145,000. $20,000. $100,000. $129,900. $25,000. $98,000.

NEW EAGLE Barbara O'Brien

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Stanley Reichel Jr. Ruth Blair Craig Barkey

Christine Schang Harry Dewar Abby Santoro and Ryan Rehula

412 First Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $25,500). 121 Main St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $24,700). 123 Mulberry St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $9,300). 126 Union St. $97,000. 462 Second Ave. $46,500. 807 Maple Ave. $143,000.

NORTH BELLE VERNON Anthony Interval Richard Sonafelt Castle 2016 LLC Bryan Csanady

Grant Street Rentals LLC Thomp & Fifth LLC Indian Hill Land Development Brian Halgas

Unknown Address 213 Henry St. 636 Speer St. 107 Beaumont St.

$67,000. $17,500. $12,500. $77,000.

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP LC Rentals Inc. Charles Yarger

LC Rentals 2 LLC John Herb

Ginger Hill Road 502 Springdale Road

$255,000. $275,000.

Thomas A Robinson Family L.P. Rudolph and Erin Hudale Anthony and Stephanie Cuneo

1 Camp Lane 108 Cedar Drive 154 Pleasantview Drive

$150,000. $213,800.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Edward Shuster Jr. James Bachmann Dion Heinsen $328,500. James Kimmel Wadwell Group Rolando Gomez Santiago $550,000. Paivi McKittrick $220,000. Stanley Johnson John Heisey Eddy Land Co. Frank Palombo John Travis Dunsmore Linda Taylor Glenn Hilderbrand Kamwood Realty L.P.

Sarah Joy Drake et al. and Michael Drake 508 Scott Lane NVR Inc. Winesap Court John Farneth 101 Abbey Brook Lane Madeline Foley

102 Boxwood Court

Joseph and Joyce Volpatti Steven and Dolores Kramer Charles and Janice Labelle Philip Evans Jr. and Caroline Novak Kara and Jerry Malley Billy Chad and Lindsay Anne Yarbrough Stephen and Rebecca Sparks Sartori Enterprises I L.P.

973 Churchill Road 109 Coventry Court 310 Crossbow Court 216 Doubletree Drive 319 Doubletree Drive 604 Drover Drive 192 E. Highland Drive Galley Road

$290,000. $97,000.

$342,000. $575,000. $661,166. $460,000. $508,000. $665,000. $270,000. $545,000.

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Neil Montgomery National Transfer Services LLC Paul Fraioli James Baehr Andrew Knuth III Raymond Duane Thompson Steven Bohner Geoffrey Gerber David Bulger Wadwell Group NVR Inc. Brian Murdy Justin Patts Aimee Hernandez Dustin Dunkovich Cartus Financial Corp. Christopher Zonneveld John Purvis et al. Saltrick Family Protector Trust Micael Lynch Dale Damazo American Escrow & Closing Co. Brian Watts NVR Inc. George Rauch estate et al. US Bank NA trustee Dona Jean Worthington Charles Nebel III Eddy Land Co.

National Transfer Services LLC 106 Hardwood Drive $655,000. Judson Orr and Theresa Schuerle 106 Hardwood Drive $655,000. Christopher and Carin Fraioli 243 Roscommon Drive $210,000. Sean and Carly Barry 151 Scenic Ridge Drive $375,000. Julia Beauchemin and Sean Hartley 157 Scenic Ridge Drive $529,900. Janice Hockenberry 107 Sun Ridge Drive $400,000. Scott and Emily Imblum 298 Sutherland Drive $281,750. Summit Commons LLC 3244 Washington Road $1,510,000. James and Caroline Samuels 302 Waterside Drive $273,000. NVR Inc. Winesap Court $97,000. Earl and Mary Lou Cline 403 Winesap Court $444,430. Ryan and Nicole Connolly 116 Braun Drive $342,500. Bradley and Olivia Mountain 268 Brookwood Road $290,900. Michael Thomas Loadman 105 Cobblestone Circle $502,000. Cartus Financial Corp. 191 Delaware Trail $365,000. Jessica and Jason Minkus 191 Delaware Trail $365,000. Catherine Denise and Peter Schumacher 161 Froebe Road $375,000. Andrew Jenkins 104 Janis Drive $349,000. Robert Maras Jr. and Carol Maras 132 Jonathan Drive $369,900. Nicholas and Deann Baxter 642 Sagewood Drive $695,000. American Escrow & Closing Co. 139 Scenic Ridge Drive $445,000. Greg and Heather Goodhile 139 Scenic Ridge Drive $445,000. Anthony and Jennie Gianettino 108 Williams Drive $265,000. Natalie and Michael Mackey 410 Winesap Court $480,049. Michael and Dea Lynch 222 Canterwood Drive $590,000. Diana Snell 110 Creekside Court $187,354. Weston and Justina Cesa 928 Old Washington Road $370,251. Ryan and Dana Monahan 113 Park Ave. $557,500. Mark and Janice Finlay 901 Sheriff's Court $540,953 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $540,954). Nina Audas 82 Will Scarlett Road $332,400. William Brown Jr. and Nicole Brown 105 Woodcrest Place $412,000.

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PLEASANT HILLS Michael Hoffman Jesse Lynn Reitmeyer 358 Broadway Drive Salvadore Pirozzi Jr. Milan and Ljubica Knezevich 227 Coleen Drive E. Robert Rossi trustee Valerie Dame 326 Constitution Drive Justin Fite et al. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA 340 E. Bruceton Road Central Penn Capital Management LLC David and Diane Szulczewski 282 Toura Drive Precision Rentals LLC Saunders Painting & Contracting LLC etal 775 Clairton Blvd. JoAnn Steigerwald Fosbaugh William Ridgeway and Kathleen Reber 307 Millet Lane Greta Watkins et al. Joseph McMonagle Jr./Valene McMonagle 261 Old Clairton Road Estate of Anne Shaffer James Helbig 275 Old Clairton Road Dorina Axenie et al. Sharee and Aaron Gross 275 Old Lebanon Church Road Frances McMillen Mark and Randi Welshonse 167 Columbia Drive Carrie Rosengart Elkin Randy Tillmutt 13 E. Bruceton Road Robert Weaver IV Justin Bronder and Teah Matragas 315 Millet Lane Monja Orosz Stephen and Beth Held 138 National Drive Nancy McCall Michael Jeffrey Goodwin/Erin Anderson 190 Senate Drive Estate of Anthony Ripepi Patrick & Catherine Antoinette McDonough 119 South Ave. April Hartman James and Rachel Hanna 54 W. Bruceton Road ROSTRAVER Mon Valley River Life Church Inc. Charles Steiner Andrea L.P. Richard Oslowski Entech LLC Estate of Ethel Jean Magiske Joseph Classic Antonio Hernandez Pamela Pearce Donald Paul McElroy Jr. Dorothy Reed Rodger Fike Edward Szmuc Jr. Kevin Dickey

April Baccile Heather Prinkey Greg Dixon David and Stefanie Glassburn Maronda Homes Inc. Samuel Simon William and Margaret Hoffman Robert Campbell Theodore Strong Jr. and Valerie Strong Sarah and Kathleen Helms Stitt Brent Christopher Bernard and Judith Gibson Brandon and Mallory Momeyer Scott and Amanda Remaley


$150,000. $172,900. $136,000. $4,840 by sheriff's deed. $200,000. $105,000. $187,500. $132,000. $60,000. $99,900. $80,000. $165,000. $176,900. $215,000. $199,900. $24,500. $129,000.

341 Third St. 107 Hornbeck Drive 192 Morningstar Drive 301 Mya Court Unknown Address 1315 Fells Church Road 321 Spring Road 187 Mountt Pleasant Road 519 Webster Hollow Road 1130 Fells Church Road 115 Irons St. 2143 Lake View Drive 130 McKenery Drive 229 Municipal Drive

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$4,500. $107,000. $55,000. $299,900. $54,000. $48,000. $185,000. $111,000. $34,000. $27,500. $2,500. $219,900. $312,500. $449,900

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will feel as if it has ridges. Wood also buckles when it is exposed to excess moisture, and this can usually be felt when walking on the wood barefoot or in socks.

Odor Sometimes water damage is best detected by the smell test. Homeowners who notice the smell of mold or mildew in rooms that previously never emanated such odors might have homes that are in the early stages of water problems. Homeowners and prospective home buyers should be on the lookout for signs of water damage before problems escalate and require expensive repairs.

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13th Annual Praise and Worship in the Park Scheduled for Weekend of August 11th The sounds of praise and music will once again echo through Chess Park in Monongahela when that community celebrates with the 13th annual Praise and Worship in the Park on August 11, 12, and 13 beginning at noon and running to 9 p.m. A number of area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations will join together for this day of praise, music, food and fellowship.. A variety of activities are planned, including all-day musical performances, children's activities, and food booth informational booths. Musicians scheduled to appear, beginning at noon, include but are not limited to: Journey by Grace Church, First Baptist Church, Shepherd's Voice, , First Christian Church Praise Band, and From the Top. This year to headline at 7:30 p.m. is local Christian artist Greg Capozzi, from Belle Vernon. Greg says, "It means the world to me to have a platform to share with you the music I’ve been graciously afforded to create.” The event is sponsored by the First Christian Church, Monongahela. A partial list other participating churches include Journey by Grace Methodist, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Saint Damien of Molokai, Option Resource Center, and many more. Other ministries which will be represented include Washington City Mission, Christian Bikers, GoTime Ministries, Shekinah Ranch, Association of Christian Athletes, and more. This year again, there will be a FREE concert for area youth on Friday, August 11, starting at 6 p.m. in Chess Park. This is sponsored by Go Time Ministries. The high-energy group “We are Vessel” at will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Free refreshments and prizes and back-to-school supplies and backpacks will be provided for those 17 and under as long as supplies last. All ages are wel-

come. An open worship service will take place on Sunday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Chess Park. All are welcome. Any ministry or church wishing to join the day’s festivities, or anyone wishing more information, should contact First Christian Church at 724-258-3255, or DJ Fogiato at, or visit the website at

Come Together in Jesus’ Name Fall Retreat Planned for Late September The Come Together in Jesus’ Name Retreat at Camp Sonrise Mountain in Markleysburg, PA, is set for September 22, 23, and 24. Prophet Patty Rucker will be ministering. The retreat can be attended for the weekend at a cost of $115 or Saturday only for $40. There will be 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. The first of five services begins Friday evening at 7 p.m. Prophet Rucker is passionate about helping the people of God fulfill their purpose and walk in their full inheritance in this life. She believes it is time for the “Sons of God” to come forth and release the Kingdom of God that is within and transform the world by the power and glory of God. For further information call Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882. Reservations are necessary and must be paid in full and received by September 18, 2017. Reservations cannot be held beyond this date without full payment. Information required for registration includes your name, address, phone number, friends you wish to bunk with, and whether you’re staying for the weekend or Saturday only. Make check

payable to “Come Together in Jesus’ Name” in the amount of $115 for the weekend or $40 for Saturday only. Mail your check to Virgie Vidil, 9911 Walker Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037.

Rev. Sue Willis to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, on Monday evening, August 17 with Rev. Sue Willis ministering. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Sue is an ordained minister, international speaker, author, and founder of the Abundant Life Ministry Center located on Delwar Road in West Mifflin. Currently, Sue serves as the Executive Director of the Abundant Life Ministry Center, Director of Women’s Ministries in her home church, South Hills Assembly of God, and she is frequently invited to speak and minister at conferences and retreats here and abroad. Sue has ministered to thousands both here and abroad with conviction, passion and power, is regularly invited to speak and minister in Churches, Women’s Conferences and Retreats and is prepared to minister on a wide variety of topics. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

Kathleen Snodgrass to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, August 3 with Kathleen Snodgrass ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Please enter the church from the Chess St. side. Kathleen is the wife of Associate Pastor Gary Snodgrass of The Christian Center in Rostraver Township. She joins her husband for hospital and/or home visitations and does part-time pediatric nursing. She serves on the Worship Team and is part of the Morning Watch, a weekly intercessory group. A woman of the Word, prayer and great faith, she is an exhorter and encourager to the body of Christ. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-3844882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

Vacation Bible School Scheduled at West Newton Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will take place at West Newton Baptist Church, West Newton, 201 South Sixth Street, from August 7 – 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The theme is 'Under Construction.' For more information, contact Brenda at 724-872-4237.

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South Hills Assembly of God Church August Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for August. For more information, call 412-8358900 or visit • Miracle Healing Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 7 with Dr. Jack Stepp; music by Healing Waters Praise Team. Jesus showed that Divine Healing is a vital part of God's plan for mankind. Fast and pray; bring the sick and afflicted! • HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast 911 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages. • Lunch Bunch Bible study for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by August 15. • Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. • Life Recovery, confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, is an open meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m. These will separate out into their own small groups. • Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 4 for a breakfast run. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510.

Hamilton Presbyterian Church Plans Vacation Bible School Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Rd., will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School during the week of August 7-11 from 9 a.m. – noon. The theme of this year’s program is “Blast Off: God’s Love is out of this World!”

Please call the church office at 412-8842722 to register your children ages 4 through entering grade 5. Registration forms can be found here as well: cation-bible-school/.

August Events at the West Newton Church of God West Newton Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-7467 or • Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Susan teaches Bible Study at the West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., West Newton. • Regular Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 157 N. Second St. in the home next to the church. • On August 13, we will have our church picnic at the Heltebran Farm. Worship will take place at the picnic at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and time of fellowship. • On August 14, the church volunteers will deliver Meals on Wheels. Please see Mary Jane if you are able to help. • On Friday, November3, a one-day bus trip to Sight and Sound to see "The Miracle of Christmas” is planned for $120. This includes a lunch stop at Hershey Farms before the afternoon show. Call Kathy Joseph at 724-8356047 or (cell) 724-554-4620. Full payment is your reservation; cancellations are accepted only if you replace yourself. • Our Church is open each Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for a time of prayer.

Festival at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Planed for August 5th and 6th If you’re looking for something to do on a summer weekend, check out the Festival at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 at Chapel grounds, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen. Special highlights for this year include

a mini-escape room and a visit by Iceburgh! ‘Escape the Luau’ or ‘Incur the Wrath of Pele’ will operate during the festival hours. Iceburgh will make an appearance at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 6. A Chinese lantern release is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Saturday. The festival opens at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, immediately following 4 p.m. Mass at the Chapel. Saturday food offerings include sandwiches of homemade hot or sweet sausage, or kielbasa, homemade pierogis, haluski and baked penne pasta, as well as burgers, wings and pizza burgers. Street Level Band will begin entertainment at 6 p.m. and continue until the festival closes at 10 p.m. An outdoor Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, homemade pierogis, halupki, haluski, sausage sandwiches and lasagna will be on the menu as well as outdoor food. Entertainment slated for Sunday includes Ray Jay and the Carousels from noon until 4 p.m. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2Broke Country Girls will be performing country, rock, blues and comedy. A list of events, the menu, and directions can be found on our website:

Ringgold Prayer Group Begins at Start of New School Year The Ringgold Prayer Group will gather for an informal time of prayer and fellowship as the new school year begins. Little commitment is required other than to just show up! We stay only an hour, but spend a half an hour in informal prayer time, once a month. There is child care. Caregivers are currently employed at school and/or daycare and have all clearances. This is not just ‘moms.’ Please bring your husband, friend, or anyone who is interested in praying for our school and district. Anyone involved in any way with Ringgold School District is welcome to attend! Our first meeting of the school year will be Sunday, August 20 from 6 – 7 p.m.

at Mingo Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. For more information or questions, please call or text 412-9650998.

St. Spyridon Annual Greek Food Festival Scheduled for August 18th -19th St. Spyridon, 119 St. Spyridon Lane, Monessen, will host its festival on Friday and Saturday, August 18 - 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Good food, lively dancing, and 45 years of memories will be celebrated during this annual event. This event attracts visitors from throughout the Mon Valley and the Greater Pittsburgh area. All the food and pastries are made from traditional Greek recipes handed down from generation to generation. This year’s menu includes pastichio (baked macaroni and cheese with seasoned ground beef and a béchamel cream sauce), moussaka (eggplant casserole), souzoukakia (Greek meatballs simmered in a tomato-wine sauce), psari plaki (baked cod in a tomato-vegetable sauce), stuffed grape leaves, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese baked in a filo pastry crust), and giovetsi (orzo pasta with vegetables). Featured food items will also include stuffed zucchini, stuffed tomatoes, and charcoal grilled lamb souvlakia (shish-ka-bob), along with gyros - a festival favorite! A variety of delectable Greek pastries and desserts will also be offered, including baklava, galatoboureko (filo pastry filled with custard), kourambiethes (a soft butter cookie topped with powdered sugar), finikia (a moist oval-shaped cookie dipped in honey syrup and sprinkled with walnuts), loukoumades (light, fluffy honey puffs served with warm syrup and cinnamon), rice pudding, and bakalava sundaes. In addition to the food and fellowship, festival-goers can enjoy live music each evening. Festival admission and parking are free. For more information, call the Hellenic Center at 724-684-4841.

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Entertainment ‘Trumbo’ on Stage at South Park Theatre Through August 5th By Christen M. Stroh Currently running as South Park Theatre’s Main Stage Production is ‘Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted.’ The play introduces audience members to Dalton Trumbo, an American screenwriter and novelist who began his career in the 1930s and quickly became one of the best-known and highest-paid screenwriters by the early 1940s. He was blacklisted in 1947 as one of the Hollywood Ten for his alignment with the Communist party and his refusal to testify before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. Throughout the play, audience members get Pictured is Greg Caridi as a sense of how Trumbo himself handled his Dalton Trumbo. The cast also blacklisting and how his decisions impacted his includes Drew Campbell-Amberg career, his family, and his finances. The play and Dalton Wynegar. creatively uses Trumbo himself reading some of his letters to move the story along and explains the context behind the letters through his son, Christopher, who grew up during the ‘40s and ‘50s. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. ‘Trumbo’ runs through August 5. Call the box office to make your reservations today at 412-831-8552.

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Harmony Singers Launch New Season This September The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, a South Hills choral group, will launch its 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, September 5, at 7 p.m. with an open house and ice cream social for returning and prospective members. (PHOTO CREDIT: NANCY BROWN) The event will take place at the Brightwood Christian Church Social Hall, 5044 West Library Road, Bethel Park. Weekly rehearsals are held at the church during the concert year. The Harmony Singers have been entertaining for more than 50 years. The Harmony Singers perform a wide variety of music--Broadway, rock ‘n’ roll, patriotic and pop tunes. The group is available to perform for civic, social, church, or business organizations. New members are welcome to join the Harmony Singers. All voices are needed. Performance experience and the ability to read music are preferred but not required. For information about the group or to reserve them for an event, call 412-279-2323 or visit

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!


by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski





724-326-4222 1933 Main Street, Allenport 5 – DJ Joe 6 – Day One 11 – DJ Marty 12 – DJ HO 13 – Tommy Kal 18 – Rockin Ralphie DJ/Karaoke 19 – Tim Litvin Band 20 – Tommy Chorba 26 – DJ HO

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

412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 3 – Ladies Night – Male Revue 4 – The House Band 10 – Karaoke 11 - Nightlife 17 – Karaoke 18 – Artistree 24 – Karaoke 25 – Dancing Queen 31 – Karaoke Wednesdays – Oldies Night Saturdays – DJ Tim – Top 40s music

412-384-0800 8800 Hayden Blvd., Rt. 51 Fridays – Free Jukebox Every day – Cornhole


412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9 p.m. Fridays – Dart Tournament 8 p.m. Saturdays – Lod Dart Tournament

412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 7 – Friendship Day 11 – Regular Joes 9 p.m. 13 – Lefties Day 16 – National Tell a Joke Day 17 – Kickball 7 p.m. 19 – National Potato Day 20 – Steelers Sunday 22 – Bar Bingo 7:30 p.m. 25 – 3 Sides 8 p.m. 26 – Steelers Saturday 30 – Toasted Marshmallow Day



412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd., Pittsburgh 1 – The Pittsburgh Acoustic Challenge – must pre-register 4 – Tony Janflone 5 – The Majors

724-258-4755 1221 W. Main St., Monongahela 12 - Mon Valley Alumni Reunion w/ DJ 9 p.m.


DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (Corner of Ginger Hill Rd. & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

THE HUNTING LODGE 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave., Finleyville Fridays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. close Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. close


TERRACE GARDENS 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave., Clairton 4 – Jim Relja of the Regular Joes 11 – Chuck Corby 12 – Golf Outing @ Victory Hills to Benefit Clairton Police Benefit Fund 13 – 11th Anniversary Picnic w/ Tony Janflone 18 – Joe Skil- Abbicus Jones 25 – Regular Joes Wednesdays – Free Juke Box Saturdays – Free Juke Box

412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam Wednesdays – Open Stage w/ Craig THE TIKI BAR King 724-348-7022 6285 Rt. 88, Finleyville Thursdays – Bike Night ROY’S BY THE TRACKS Fridays – Car Cruise 4 p.m. 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 4 – Sea of Heads VALLEY HOTEL 11 – Fynal Tyme II 412-233-9800 18 – Hybrid Vigor 1004 New England Hollow Rd., 25 – Tom Bielek & the Sharks Jefferson Boro Sundays – Karaoke (Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd.) Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Fridays – Open Stage Night - all Saturdays – Karaoke musicians welcome

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BELLE VERNON PUBLIC LIBRARY 505 Speer Street Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-929-6642 Director: Adrianne McConville

Belle Vernon Public Library August News The library is celebrating the end of 2017 summer reading with a grand finale on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Get your picture taken with the Washington Wildthings mascot and receive your own free picture ID. There will be storytime, snacks, prizes, and building blocks! No registration required. Call 724-929-6642 for any further details. Our summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. -7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. We are closed Friday and Sunday.

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

Castle Shannon Library August Events To register for adult programs, please stop in or call the Library at 412-563-4552. For a complete list of programs, please contact the library. Terrarium Design and Construction Join the Allegheny County Park Rangers at the Library to learn different methods of Terrarium Design and Construction on Monday, August 7th at 7 p.m. Each participant will be provided with all of the supplies. The session will run an hour and a

half. The fee is $7. To register, log on to enyparks/Home. Monthly Book Discussion Group Join the group for some light discussion on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Library. Stop in the library to pick up your copy of the book. On August 14, the group will be discussing ‘The Boys in the Boat’ by Daniel James Brown. Friends of the Library Events Informational Meeting: Come to the Library on Tuesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. to find out about our Friends Group, what they do for the Library, and how they support the children’s programs. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

Donora Public Library August News Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays - CLOSED Board Meeting: Wednesday, August 2nd @ 6 p.m. Mon Valley Community Band: Every Wednesday @ 7 p.m. Bridge Club: Thursday, August 10th @ 24th @ 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Knit & Crochet Club: Thursday, August 10th & 24th @ 5:30 p.m. to 7 Book Club: Thursday, August 17th @ 3:30 p.m. Exciting News! Monday, August 21 SOLAR ECLIPSE We will be able to view a solar eclipse around 2 p.m. in our area. Stop in and pick up your own pair of safety glasses to view the eclipse. Hurry while supplies last. Flea Market Update We are once again planning our fall flea market and book sale. We would appreciate any help our community is able to give. We are looking for household goods and books that can be donated.

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

Jefferson Hills Library August News All programs are open to the public at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Register online on our event keeper ( or call the Library at 412-655-7741. Adult Yoga – Beginners and Intermediate Classes will continue throughout the summer. Instructor: Linda Frost. Tuition: $5 per class. Saturday mornings - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. No class on August 19. Wednesday evenings - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center August News Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center is now collecting new or gently used coats, hats and gloves for children and adults. The clothing can be donated during regular business hours and deposited in the collection box near the circulation desk. The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. New members are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Learn about new trends and websites for family tree research. Alley’s Adventure Time will be held on Mondays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Tuesdays, there will be a movie matinee at

1 p.m. Miss Oneida will talk about healthy snacks at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Wacky Wednesdays are for ages 8 – 12 and will be held at 6 p.m. “Thursdays with Miss Asya” will be held at 1 p.m. The Summer Feeding Program continues until August 11, 2017, Monday through Friday from 12-1 p.m. The Summer Learning Adventure will conclude on August 7, 2017 with fun activities. The Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club will meet on Wednesdays, August 9 and 23, at 6 p.m. Bring your projects. New members welcome.

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

Pleasant Hills Public Library August News For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email MUGGLE SNUGGLE AND THE END OF SUMMER READING CLUB FEST: Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. Join Pittsburgh’s premiere Harry Potter tribute band, Muggle Snuggle, for an unforgettable performance as they immerse you in the Harry Potter universe (spoilers alert). Feel free to come in your best wizard attire. Family-friendly and open to all ages and all participants in Summer Reading Club. Space is limited. Please register. “CROCODILE BEAT” STORYCORNER WITH BETTY LEE DELL, SPONSORED BY TJ ARTS: Thursday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. Join Ms. Betty and her puppet friends on an imaginary journey to a jungle full of fun as she shares the story of “Crocodile

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LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News... Beat” by Gail Jorgensen. Interactive movement activities, puppets, and calland-response animal sounds lead children to take part in the animals’ parade, but soon everyone must work together to help King Lion thwart the hungry crocodile. For children ages 3 – 5, with a caregiver. Space is limited. Please register. TAIL WAGGING TUTORS: Monday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Trained therapy dogs will be here hoping to hear a story or two. Practice your reading skills while enjoying the company of some furry friends. Make a craft or two while waiting for your turn. For children ages 4 and up – reading ability encouraged but not required. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing

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

Scott Township Public Library August News DOG TALES, Ages 4-12 Saturday, August 5, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Practice reading with our certified therapy dog, Oscar! Make a dog toy to take home or to donate to the Humane Society. Call to register for a 15-minute time slot. FAIRY TALES ENGINEERS CAMP, Grades K-3 Monday, August 7-Thursday, August 10, 2 – 3 p.m. Fairy Tales are full of characters who need your help! Each day we will explore a different fairy tale and build something new. You do NOT have to sign up for all four sessions, but you can if you want! FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (FoL) BOOK SORT, Volunteers Friday, August 11, 9 – 11 a.m. The Friends of the Scott Township Public Library request your assistance sorting books and materials for the 2017 October Book Sale. Sorts will be held the second Friday of each month. CELEBRATE SUMMER READING END OF PROGRAM PARTY, Families and children of all ages Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for food, fun, and games! No registration necessary. Visit for registration and more events.

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

Rostraver Public Library August News NEW CLUB MEETING! Cookbook Club. August 3 @ 6 p.m. On the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. we will have a meeting for our newly formed Cookbook Club! We will all take home a particular cookbook each month to test recipes and then meet to review (and maybe sample) some of the results. Fit Kids Factory: Mythbusters Summer Camp. August 7-9 @ 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Popular health and fitness myths will be proven true or busted by the FIT KIDS campers throughout the week. Coach Laura will bring interactive lessons and activities about nutrition, fitness, and health with fun workouts, obstacle courses, physical games, healthy snacks and "try" foods. Geared for ages 4-12. Please register for this event. To register and see a full listing of programs and events, check our website at, like our Facebook page, or stop in the library

SMITHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Center & 2nd Street Smithton, PA 15479 724-872-0701

Smithton Public Library August News The library is celebrating the end of 2017 summer reading with a grand finale on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Get your picture taken with the Washington Wildthings mascot and receive your own free picture ID. There will be storytime, snacks, prizes, and building blocks! All are welcome. Call 724-872-0701 for any further details. 63 —————————————————————————————————————————— 64 —————————————————————————————————————————


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

West Newton Public Library August Events 9/11 Lecture The West Newton Public Library will present "9/11," a lecture and discussion with the Coroner of Shanksville, Wally Miller. The event will take place on Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at the West Newton First Baptist Church, located at the corner of 6th and Vine St. Following the lecture, a luncheon with Mr. Miller will take place at the LeGrande Room located on South 2nd Street. Spend an intriguing day with the Shanksville Coroner and find out firsthand what happened to Flight 93 as it approached Shanksville and what that day had in store for Mr. Wally Miller!

Tickets for the lecture and discussion are $10. The luncheon is optional following the event and tickets for the luncheon are $10. Please note seating for the luncheon is limited, so we suggest purchasing that ticket early. Tickets are on sale at the West Newton Library or at Gary's Chuck Wagon at S. 2nd Street in West Newton. For more information, please call 724633-0798. All proceeds raised benefit the West Newton Public Library. Donations Needed The West Newton Library is again accepting donations of gently used books and DVDs. We no longer accept text books, encyclopedias, or Bibles. To arrange for drop-offs, please contact Sandy at 724-633-0798. We are still actively accepting donations of gently used jewelry for our upcoming spring jewelry sale. So if you have any vintage, antique, costume, or modern jewelry, please think of us. All proceeds from these sales benefit the library 100%.

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

Whitehall Public Library August News

Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP)! The party will begin at 9 p.m. in the library, followed by Star Gazing at Brennan Plaza. Bring binoculars if you have them. Many night sky objects can be seen through 10x50 binoculars. You just need to know where to look! Everyone is welcome to attend. FREE - Registration required.

Summer Stock: A Picnic Party with Chef Ryan - Thursday, August 3 @ 1 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of hot eats and summer treats as we welcome Chef Ryan of Atria Senior Living for a talk and food demonstration of his favorite picnicfriendly recipes. He’ll use fresh and seasonal ingredients! Following the demonstration, we’ll help ourselves to the prepared dishes and ask any culinary questions we want. FREE - Registration required.

Meet Me at the Fair! : An A Capella Picnic - Friday, August 11 @ 6 p.m. Get ready to go back in time to the county fairs of yesteryear. Join us for an evening of finger foods, parlor games, raffle prizes, and perfect four-part harmony courtesy of local barbershop quartet, Sidekicks! Due at time of registration at the library: $7/person = dinner and show; $2/person = show only. Call the library with questions and ask for Brandon.

Star Party - Friday, August 4 @ 9 p.m. Join us for a star party presented by the

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ALCOA WINDOW CLEANING LADDERS, 4 sections, $125. Inside door 23-5/8 x 79-1/2, new original finish, $10.00. Plywood 1/2”, 28 x 83-1/2 $8.00 and 3/4" 32 x 55-1/2 $5.00. Patio chairs, 3 position, solid vinyl, new full cushion $25 each. South Hills/Whitehall 412-714-4642. _____________________________________________ 3 PC AMERICAN TOURIST LUGGAGE w wheels/handle $25. Wall picture framed embossed flowered 60” x 50”, cost $325 sacrifice $125. Dining room set, table, 6 chairs, lighted China with complete setup for 12 plus accessories, $700. 412-7144642 _____________________________________________ TOOLS AND POWER TOOL CABINET, 12” x 18” x 69”h, 3 door with 3 shelves $55. File cabinet 30x16x43h, 2 – 5” drawers, 2 – 11” doors, 36 x 11-1/2 3 shelves, key lock, $55. Corner shelf 16 x 10 x 59h, 5 shelves $20. Baby buggy sit or stand, like new, folding, $25. 412-714-4642 _____________________________________________ 1 FT HIGH BUNNY STATUE ON ROLLER SKATES, perfect for child’s room or any roller skating fan, $10.00. Size 10-12 ladies nursing shirts, many different prints, most have 2 front pockets. Purple rollerblades, womans size 7, boys size 5, $35.00. 412886-3873 _____________________________________________ THOMASVILLE CHINA CLOSET, 1978, excellent condition, light in_____________________________________________ top, $150 obo. 412-377-8900 LADIES PRINT SCRUB TOPS AND JACKETS, size L-XL-2X, $3.00 each, good cond, 412-655-4396 (South Park) _____________________________________________ WATER SKIS, 2 pairs adults, 1 childs, 4 adult life vests, 412233-4948 _____________________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS 1960’s-64, near mint condition, sharp corners, 50% Beckett price guide. 724-970-1762 after 3 pm. _____________________________________________ FRANKLIN & DANBURY MEAT CARS, still in original boxes, excellent condition, 1:24 scale. Bradford Plates, still in original package, all kinds. Thomas the Train Set, still in original packages they came in. 724-437-4387 _____________________________________________ HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER, 120v, 38.6 x 16.6 x 34.2 cm. used. Oster hair trimming set, adjustable clipper, 6 guide attachments, shears, cape, combs, brushes, never used, $15.00. George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, has a stand for outdoor use and a lid, removable grill plate for easy cleaning, $45.00. Oreck upright vacuum, Ultra XL2, red, bags included, used twice, $150.00. 724-483-3720 _____________________________________________

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CRAFTSMAN MOTOR 3/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 5/8 shaft both ends, $15.00. 724-258-3291 _____________________________________________ WOODEN SWING SET with slide/climbing wall. 100%yellow wood. Sanded and sealed with a new tarp. $399.00. 724-2584239 _____________________________________________ RECORD COLLECTION - 45-RPM, fifties & sixties music, over 800 records $300. Riccoh 35mm. camera/flash & 55mm & 35 to 140 mm. telephoto lens. $25. B&W Darkroom Equipment 4x5 Omega Enlarger, negative carriers 35mm. to 4x5 film, plus extras. $275 or b/o. Call 724-288-4820 _____________________________________________ STARBUCKS MUGS, 2 Insulated Stainless Steel 16oz. excellent condition $15.00 each. Serta Mattress Topper, Memory Foam Queen size, excellent condition, $30.00. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ DUMOULIN BELGIUM MAUSER – full Mannlicher style with metal tip – 308 Norma Magnum- Bushnell Chief 4X scopeamazing gun – will e-mail photos - first $850 takes it. Savage model 93 – New – 22 Magnum – Bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope – Very nice gun - $350. Walther P38 – 9mm – leather holster – 2 clips – all new in original box – beautiful and unfired - will send photos - $775. Colt 1851 Navy Revolver – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ?” octagon barrel - Unfired in pristine condition – will send photos - $800. Call 724-379-8261 _____________________________________________ HOSPITAL BED, CLEAN, adjustable side rails, $75.00. 412884-4873 _____________________________________________ BELGIAN BLOCK, $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15.00. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ FIELD & STREAM CAMP COT, still in box, new, with carry bag, $50.00. 412-653-1826 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1953 COMPLETE PHONE BOOTH, wood folding door, light fan and seat, $850.00 OBO. 724-825-6483 _____________________________________________ PUZZLES, PUZZLES, PUZZLES. Many to choose from. 750 pc or less - $.50 each. 1,000 pc or more - $1.00 each. Brand new build and carry puzzleboard - $20.00. 724-929-3198 _____________________________________________ CHINA CABINET, RARE 1980’s Drexel Heritage, mahogany, oriental style with gold detail, two piece construction, 80”H x 54”W x_____________________________________________ 12” D, $1200. 412-833-1084 CHILD HIGHCHAIR, WOODEN, very clean, sturdy with small footprint. Also, tricycle for 3-6 year old, very good condition, both items $35.00. Arizona cell phone but items are in Munhall, PA 520-271-5869 _____________________________________________ POWER WHEELS HARLEY DAVISON MOTORCYCLE $120. Pirate ship pool $35. Kids picnic table and 2 chairs $25.00. Potty train tape $8.00. Dark wood end table $10.00. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 1/2 X 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table lightwood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Boys moto bike $90.00. Vtech train $65. Plastic wagon $50. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $50.00. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. 12 long panels of sheers & valences, lavender/plum paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $ 145.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Cream and lavender/plum material shower curtains $50.00. Antique lamp $225.00. Antique desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Other miscellaneous furniture. Other miscellaneous items too many to mention paint, laminated flooring, screws, nails full boxes grip rite from building project. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. 724-745-3963 _____________________________________________ 2001 INGERSOLL RAND 2 stage 60 gal. compressor, 220v, runs well but needs bearings, like new condition,$500. 412425-2321, after 4pm. _____________________________________________ AUTOMOBILE ROOFTOP CARGO CARRIER. Excellent condition. Locks for protection of merchandise. Asking price $100.00. Call 724-483-6130 _____________________________________________ GE DISHWASHER – Black, Brand New, Never Used – with front controls (GE Model No. GDF510PGJ0BB) – Piranha hard food

dispenser with removable filter, dedicated silverware jets, space maker silverware basket, cabinet depth installation, clean design inner door, American gray plastic tub interior, 4 touchpad electronic tactile buttons – $250. Call – 412-596-0252. _____________________________________________ BEDROOM FURNITURE: Vintage solid wood Red Lion Furniture Co. 8 piece set. Lovely. $500 724-745-2165 _____________________________________________ TROYBILT EDGER/WEEDER, new, unopened $150 OBO. Air Dragon tire inflator, new, unopened $30. 724-518-9796. _____________________________________________ 15 – 8 FT BANQUET TABLES, good condition, asking $20 each, two for $30 or best offer, located in Dunlevy. 412-4457086 _____________________________________________ HYBRID GOLF CLUB CLEARANCE - 2017 Adams red #3 hybrid $30.00, Nike VRS #3 HB $30.00, Cobra DWS #3 HB $15.00, Orlimar tri-metal 18 deg. $25.00, Hybrid iron set 3-pw $35.00, W. Hagen 10.5 titanium driver $25.00 & ping pal 2 putter $25.00. Most are as new w/graphite shafts reg. 724-9416113 _____________________________________________ SERTA MATTRESS TOPPER, Memory Foam Queen size, Excellent Condition. $35.00 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN GIRLS aluminum 26" 21 speed, good condition, $35.00 each. Bike rack, hitch mount steel holds 2 bikes, good condition. $20.00 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ SAMSUNG PREMIUM high efficiency expensive 2015 front loading washer w/all cycles including steam, used sparingly like new, 7 yrs. left on direct drive warranty, comes from new constructed home. $195.00. 724-941-6113 _____________________________________________ NEW 2 - 6" X 6" X 10' white plastic post sleeves that fit over 6"x 6" deck posts, still wrapped new, $25 for both. 724-9416113 _____________________________________________ KENMORE OPEN ARM SEWING MACHINE with book and accessories, like new $50.00. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ 2 – BIRIA 8 SPEED, easy boarding bicycles, $350.00 each or pair for $600.00. Free bicycle carrier if you buy both bikes. 412901-8691. Excellent condition _____________________________________________ KENMORE GAS STOVE, excellent condition, must sell moving, $300.00 or best offer. 412-233-5177 ir 412-780-0851 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots Garden of the Cross $2000. 412-384-4374 _____________________________________________ WOMEN’S FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, size large, color autumn haze, $1000. 412-384-4374 _____________________________________________ SEARS DIE HARD PLATINUM MARINE BATTERY - 1200 C.A., 31 series (BIG). Paid $300. Sell for $100. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ POTTERY BARN TABLE NEW CONDITION $155. Wardrobe storage closet $35. IKEA queen bed frame white new condition $55. 724-941-2177 _____________________________________________ DUNE BUGGY 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider, excellent condition. 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,900 o?r make an offer!! 412-999-4332 _____________________________________________ STARCRAFT FISHING BOAT, 17' 2" - 35 horsepower Johnson motor. Garage kept, many extras to go with it. $8,500. 412-8963110 or 412-515-6859 _____________________________________________ AB LOUNGE CLUB - new condition, $45. Nordic rider, excellent condition, $30. 724-942-4389 _____________________________________________ VERA BRADLEY SHOULDER/CROSS BODY PURSE; beautiful colors 13 x 9 excellent $15. Puppy/baby expanding gate to 40 inches; excellent $10. Vintage collectible cast iron receipt note bill spike spindle; green metal from the 30’s only $10. Vintage Inarco Baby elephant porcelain planter $5. Vintage Ruben Hickory Dicory Dock Porcelain planter, Japan $5. Vintage Riviera playing cards new in cellophane, collectible $5. Steering Wheel covers Black with light wood grip, new in box only $10. Insulated cooler/tote bag; collapsible; brand new beautiful colors $20. Beach chairs lightweight aluminum low boys 2 for $20. Vintage, collectible Friar Tuck (monk) ashtray/trinket dish from Germany $45. South Carolina gamecocks large deluxe Barbecue set;

August 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— brand new in package $25. Vintage celery dish from Japan with colonial couples trimmed in 24 carat gold; only $15. Digital Grilling fork brand new with batteries only $10. Vintage Candy dish in chrome insert with retractable lid $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 25,000 BTU WINDOW air conditioner $100. 412-384-5861 _____________________________________________ ELM DESK WHITE PERFECT FOR BEDROOM $155, new condition. Canon printer $15. Clothes storage armoire $30. Wood TV console $80. IKEA white wood bed frame great condition $75. 724-941-2177 _____________________________________________ 3206 CUB CADET 20HP, 48” DECK. LGT-1054 Cub Cadet 26HP, 54” deck. LTX-1040 Cub Cadet 19HP, 42” deck. LT2000 Craftsman 14 HP, 42” deck. Track Vac 5HP, hooks up to tractor. Troybilt Tiller 5HP. Chip & Vac 5HP with bag and book. Lawn cart to_____________________________________________ hook up to tractor. Trailer for the road 4x4. 412-295-7526 10HP GENERATOR, 5000 WATT WITH BOOKS. Electric guitar Campera, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, accurate tuning, maximum sustain tips and tricks DVD. 412-295-7526 _____________________________________________ $2 SALE. EACH ITEM $2. Pittsburgh Steelers Mini Flag, Dr. Scholl's Full Cushion Back Massager with heat, George Foreman Grill, Hosta's 10 per pot, Vintage Oil Lamp, Potpourri Oil Rain, McCoy Mug with poodle, 8 NRA Magazines, Men's Neck Ties, New Red Knit Dog Sweater, Ceramic Tea Pot, Misc. china and glassware, items added to the list daily. Call 724-747-4693 (Near Trax Farm) _____________________________________________ BATTLECREEK MASSAGE TABLE, aluminum adjustable legs with facial cutout, has carrying case, $230. 412-653-3848 _____________________________________________ BOYS RANCH OAK BEDROOM FURNITURE, 10 pcs, twin/bunk beds, ladder, rail, double dresser with mirror, desk, chair, chest of drawers, floor lamp, $1000.00. 412-653-3848 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE SPINET WRITING DESK WITH KEY, excellent condition, $225.00. 412-854-2226 _____________________________________________ ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER, 1985 TCA 700, excellent condition, $50.00. 724-246-7524 _____________________________________________ 8 1/2’ ALUMINUM BREAK, great condition, $600. 724-2467524 _____________________________________________ 5 STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70H x 32W x 20D, 5 for $80 or $25 each. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE, excellent condition, like new, $60. 412-835-7895 _____________________________________________ FLY POLE & REEL, CHEST WADERS insulated, size 10, fishing vest & net, everything new $300 value, $125.00. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ WOMEN’S CLOTHING (dresses, pantsuits, blouses), size 11 and 13, some are brand new with tags still on. Call Ester at 412-5760263 or 724-379-9263 _____________________________________________ SPORTING SHOTGUN REMINGTON 1100, new still in box, clean, never used, $700. 2 in one utility wagon, never used, still in box, $70. New grille topper, new, still in box, $70. 412-8817549 _____________________________________________ OVER 500 ORIGINAL COLLECTOR LPP'S from the 50's, 60's and 70's. $10 and up - buy all for a deal. Call 724-929-4975 _____________________________________________ STOVE, G.E. ELECTRIC, SELF-CLEANING, 30 inch, free standing, almond, black glass front, clean, $100.00. Call 724-3487426 _____________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN, 2 Girls, Aluminum 26", 21 speed, good condition $45.00 each. Serta Memory Foam Mattress 3" Topper. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $40.00. Sweeper, Dirt Devil Quick Path. Excellent Condition, pd $40.00 sell for $12.00. Call 724-929-3891. _____________________________________________ FIVE 2 FT SQUARE BAR TABLE with chrome pedestal mount, used but good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $75 cash. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ FIVE 6 FT DIA. CENTER FOLD TABLES on wheels, fair to good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $175 cash, call 724-2583318 and leave message _____________________________________________


CHRISTMAS INDOOR NATIVITY MANGER set with stable; colorful, beautiful $25. Houseplants, beautiful purple passion, ivy, Christmas cactus, lemon, orange 6 for $25. Walker (Rollater) with 2 wheels, and seat; light weight and folds easily, new $50. Sweeper electric Bissel with attachments, lightweight, like new $49.99. Desk with shelf, great for home or college, metal, light weight only $25. Bed Pads for incontinence, quilted soft and wet proof, 4 for $20. Cookie tins all kinds and sizes for cookies, candy , gifts, 20 for $20. Diapers, all sizes and styles, 3 packages $20. Bacteriostatic water treatment system unit, under sink, instructions included, new $29.99. Sweeper, Eureka electric, very light weight for easy use, new $20. Canes and walkers, very reasonable, call for price. 412-833-3377 _____________________________________________ ICE CUBE TRAYS, VINTAGE FRIGIDAIRE aluminum removable insert; perfect, collectible 2 - $20. Tote/picnic insulated basket/ great for shopping, beach, etc brand new $20. Beach chairs, lightweight aluminum, folds easy, like new, 2 for $25. Memory foam mattress, queen, 3 inches, new $75. Golf iron, brand new 6 iron from Taylor made, $10. Ladies shoe boots, size 9m, by Sporto, brown suede, $10. Christmas acrylic snowmen, lamp and figurine both $20. Sonic Bam Bam Dancing Gorilla, moves to any noise, loads of fun $10. Ladies scarf, brand new from Mexico, 60 x 19 1/2, multi-color with small beads $20. Doll Vintage, plays "O What A Beautiful Morning" new in box $20. Doll, Victorian with beautiful curls, parasol and colorful outfit, 23 in new in box $30. Doll, Mother Hubbard with bakers hat, apron and rolling pin, new $20. Doll, "Alexa" numbered and retired from Boyds Bear Collection, new in box $20. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ MEGA BLOCKS 200 COUNT in storage chest $25. Memory foam 3 in mattress overlay for queen bed new $75. Easy bake oven complete with pans, spatula and no mixes $10. Repunzel Doll 11 inches with beautiful dress and hair $5. Zoomer zuppy, pink with tutu and instruction leaflet $10. Barbie Swimming pool with umbrella and steps perfect $10. Childs Dansk flatware 3 piece vintage, fork, knife and spoon with train, boat and house on handle all $10. Towel bar chrome 18 in brand new in box $10. Ladies sporto shoe boot brown suede; size 9M like new $10. Blue tooth headphone connects to smartphones and tablets; new in_____________________________________________ box $10. 412-279-3288 ADULT DIAPERS, TABS, pull ups, 3 packages $20. Desk, metal perfect for college student; drop leaf, $25. Bissell sweeper light weight with attachments, perfect $50. Luggage 2 brand new jaguar carry ons; 2 luggage $10 each. Houseplants, purple passion, lemon, orange , philadendron, 6 for $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 5 PIECE SOLID WOOD OUTDOOR SET pretty basket weave design $100. Large expensive like new Old English jewelry armoire cherry finish $120. New large quantity steel designer courtyard fencing & poles $100 for all. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ NEW LARGE EXPENSIVE WOOD LATTICE POTTING TABLE w/shelf & drawer $110. Large vintage painting in expensive wood gold leaf frame $3000. 4 large beautiful vintage designer etched glass mirrors $700 each. Vintage solid Oak wood rectangular desk/table with 2 drawers & shelf $199. New large designer_____________________________________________ glass lamp with flower petal shade $50. Text 412-819-7623 ANTIQUE 1920-30 LARGE SOLID WOOD curved triple mirror vanity with bench & 4 spacious drawers $500. Large expensive designer wall rack with cup hooks $180. Vintage Sears Roebuck Silvertone 1940’s tube radio in Cherry wood cabinet $1500. Vintage Duncan Phyfe solid Mahogany wood dining set: China cabinet $399, buffet $375, pedestal table (needs work) $40, three chairs $5 each. 4 piece vintage solid Mahogany wood bedroom set with granite look finish & metal shelves $600. Designer Nordik Country French large carved wood rectangular table with bottom shelf & drawer $300. 2 new designer curly wrought iron basket weave top side tables $60 each. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 DESIGNER FOLDABLE GARDEN CHAIRS with finials pad $39 each. Antique Red Eye Singer Sewing machine with solid wood 4 drawered cabinet $500. Like new heavy duty Morse sewing machine with 4 drawered Cherry cabinet $250. 2 designer curly wrought iron garden chairs $25 each. New large designer glass table with curved steel legs $55. New large designer quality 67 ——————————————————————————————————————————

flower pots $25 each. 3 designer silver metal/wood spacious storage cabinets $70 each. Entire designer junior clothing used $.75 each. Large rectangular vintage painting in carved Fruitwood frame $3000. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS @ Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown PA. Two (2) Companion (side by side) Mausoleum Crypts at the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Garden Building # 2 Section 2-B Crypt # 30 & 31 Level # 3. This sets' current value is $21,750.00 and is an Excellent Location in Garden Building #2 Level 3. There are no more crypts available until new mausoleum is built. Selling at $11,750.00 or best reasonable offer. Contact 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _____________________________________________ LOGITECH QUICK CAM FUSION video sensor with light tech, in package $19.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $149.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $49. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ BUILDINGS (5), place on your train platform near RR tracks, new/boxed, $18+. Pillows, many shapes/sizes, like new $3.00+. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Tables, wrought iron, 2 end + coffee table, excellent quality, very sturdy, $119 all. Artwork/paintings/Indian art/ vases/landscapes/flowers/fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/Shervert/Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $20.00. 15 decorated cans, $.50. Lamps, good quality $15. Electric range parts, 8"snap-in burner, +220 cord w/ plug-ins to hook up, $8.00 ea, new never used. Water purifier, never used, still boxed, $55. Appliances – Oster blender, Krups coffee- tea pot, Farberware stainless coffee/tea pot, all perfect, $9.00+. Folding chair, silver padded seat, new, still wrapped $12.00. Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ DISHES, 4 OR 8 PLACE SETTINGS, still boxed, never used, $19+. Bowling ball + leather carrying case, men's Brunswick, exc. Cond, $17.00. Telephone/clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, $59. Chaise lounge/bench 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $225. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $110. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2900. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $3,099 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $1,099. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $395. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ PLACEMATS/TEACH KIDS BIBLE STORIES, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $4.50 each. (2) cabinets, Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ DESIGNER DRESSES/JACKETS/JEANS/TOPS + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, $5.00+. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags – lg/sm, Heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ EQUALIZERS STEREO SOUND/GRAPHICS/MONITOR /tape/ plugs/12 bands, perfect condition $49. Mouse, Microsoft for computers, like new $5.00. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Park. Garden of All Faiths - Lawn Crypt. Includes lot, vault, memorial, granite and vase. 724-379-6866. _____________________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _____________________________________________ RUBBER ROOFING EPDM B-GRADE, Factory Rejects. 10' x 50' .045 $200. 10'x50' .060 $235. 10' x 100' .060 $470. 10'x100' .090 $490. Also OSI insulation 717 445 -5222 _____________________________________________

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WANTED 5 OR 10 ACRES in Washington, Greene or Fayette county, with mineral rights to build family home. Please email or call 724-222-5257 _____________________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. _____________________________________________ CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LOT in the Finleyville/Gastonville area. Please call 412-655-3256. _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS and memorabilia, sports programs, ticket stubs, autographs, game used bats, old pennants, etc. 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR ESTATE JEWELRY – Gold. Silver. Platinum. Coins. Why let it gather dust when you may 100s of dollars in cash? Sell it now for top cash. House calls available. 31 years experience. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE BASEBALL & FOOTBALL and other sports cards plus memorabilia, pennants, autographs, programs, ticket stubs, etc. 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS used on utility poles. Glass or Porcelain. Paying cash based on condition and type. 724-7820539. _____________________________________________ WANTED INDIAN ARROWHEADS, TOMAHAWKS, ETC. Anything old Native American. 724-747-7314 _____________________________________________ WANTED DODGE 360 4BBL, truck motor 88 or 89, goes by, code 5 or 360 block for 88-89. 412-818-4856 _____________________________________________ WANTED MOTOR 350, 4 bolt mains, must be 84 out of car or short block, 350 4 bolt mains, must be out of car 84. 412-8184856 _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE BASEBALL & FOOTBALL CARDS and vintage sports memorabilia, 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ VINTAGE FOUNTAIN PENS WANTED. Quick cash for old fountain pens that might be sitting in a drawer somewhere not being used. Interested in any brand, but some are: Waterman, Wahl, Conklin, Conway Stewart, Mabie Todd, Sheaffer, Parker, and More. Please call or text 724-797-7949 _____________________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! - Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy newer cards from 1980-2000's if in good shape. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. _____________________________________________ WANTED - vintage and antique toy cap guns, toy guns, holsters and any old western TV memorabilia. Some popular brands are Mattel, Kilgore, Stevens, Nichols, but I am interested in any and all. Collecting these items is my hobby and I would really appreciate a call if you have anything. I will pay cash. Please ask for Jeff at 724-782-0721 or 724-713-0289. _____________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE TOW! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724348-7467. _____________________________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. _____________________________________________ CANNING JARS WANTED. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. _____________________________________________ WANTED TO BUY. SILVER COINS. 1964 or older. Will pay 20times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _____________________________________________ WANTED - JUNK CARS, TRUCKS, ETC., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-4981622. _____________________________________________

68 ————————————————————————————————————————— MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1985. Running or not Japanese, British, European, American $Cash$ paid. Free appraisals! CALL 315-569-8094 Email pictures or description _____________________________________________ WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1-900 (1972-75), KZ900, KZ1000 (1976-1982), Z1R, KZ 1000MK2 (1979,80), W1-650, H1-500 (1969-72), H2-750 (1972-1975), S1-250, S2-350, S3-400, KH250, KH400, SUZUKI-GS400, GT380, HONDA-CB750K (1969-1976), CBX1000 (1979,80) CASH!! 1-800-772-1142 1-310-721-0726 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 Habla Espanol. _____________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _____________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 _____________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------2013 WINDSPORT MOTORHOME, Class A, 17,741 miles, One Owner, 2 Slide outs, Ford V10, Like New Condition $54,900. 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607280-3689. _____________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _____________________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ COMPANION – will help you with your loved one. Experienced. 412-653-1195 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ VALENTINE’S GETAWAY! 4-Day Bahamas Cruise on Carnival Liberty Sailing 2/11/18 from Port Canaveral. Inside $363.55pp Balcony $483.55pp, including taxes & port fees. $150pp Deposit by 7/10/17 to secure a $50 Cabin Credit!! Call NCP Travel 877270-7260. _____________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-217-3942 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2000 and Newer. Nation’s Top Car Buyer! Free Towing From Anywhere! Call Now: 1-800-864-5960. _____________________________________________ CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. HIGHEST PRICES! Call 1-888776-7771. _____________________________________________ DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA or Asbestos Lung Cancer? If so, you and your family may be entitled to a substantial financial award. We can help you get cash quick! Call 24/7: 844-865-4336 _____________________________________________ DISH NETWORK-SATELLITE TELEVISION SERVICES. Now Over 190 channels for ONLY $49.99/mo! HBO-FREE for one year, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming, FREE HD. Add Internet for $14.95 a month. 1-800-718-1593 _____________________________________________


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------------ NOTICES-------7TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD SALE August 11 and 12 (Fri and Sat) 8 am to 4 pm. Roosevelt Ave, Pleasant Street, Broad Street, South Park, 15129. Includes Historian Sale on Pleasant. Lots to choose from – Avon nativity set in boxes (new), jewelry, reader glasses, toys, household items, collectibles, knick knacks, DVD tapes, books, also new Avon at 50% off. Directions: Route 88 South (Library Road) to left on Berryman, 1st Right on Murray, 1st Left on Roosevelt. _____________________________________________ MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE ON SATURDAY, August 26 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Location - Carroll Farms in Carroll Township, down from the YMCA and right after entrance to Scared Heart Cemetery _____________________________________________ LOST – WEDDING RING. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-7602291. _____________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-880-1686 _____________________________________________ GOT KNEE PAIN? BACK PAIN? SHOULDER PAIN? Get a painrelieving brace -little or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients Call Health Hotline Now! 1- 800-419-3684 _____________________________________________ HAVE 10K IN DEBT? National Debt Relief is rated A-Plus with the BBB. You could be debt free in 24-48 months. Call 1-888998-4967 now for a free debt evaluation. _____________________________________________

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LUNG CANCER? And 60 Years Old? If So, You and Your Family MAY BE ENTITLED TO A SIGNIFICANT CASH AWARD. Call 800-897-7205 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out of Pocket. _____________________________________________ PLAYMATES OR SOULMATES you'll find them on MegaMates. Gay or Straight call in. START CHATTING TODAY. Always FREE to Listen & Reply to ads. 800-982-8665 _____________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-208-6915 to start your application today! _____________________________________________ SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed. No contract or commitment. We buy your existing contract up to $500! 1-800-806-5909 _____________________________________________ STOP OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! SAVE! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy, compare prices and get $25.00 OFF your first prescription! CALL 1-877-6252147 Promo Code CDC201625 _____________________________________________ JULY IS FREE COMMUNITY PAPER MONTH!!! CELEBRATE WITH US! – The paper you are reading is part of a national group of free community papers and shoppers guides. They bring valuable services to businesses and organizations in delivering their message to over 44 million homes throughout the nation each week. Learn more about Free Community Paper Month at Contact MACPA at 800-4507227 to find out how we can help your business or visit our website at _____________________________________________

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

------------ REAL ESTATE -------SOUTH PARK/BALDWIN, 4 acre, 1000 ft frontage, $34,900. South Park Curry area 9 acres $79,000. 412-427-5864 _____________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath, $272,000, located in beautiful Tuscany Estates at 139 Tuscany Estates Drive, Finleyville, Pa 15132. Open Concept Combo, Kitchen, Breakfast Area and Living Room. Separate Den, Laundry, Large Owners Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, On-Suite with Duel Closets, Double Vanity, separate shower and Bath areas. Great room in basement with Gas Fireplace, full Kitchen and Bath. Direct access to backyard and Integral Double Car Garage. Please contact, Lester Stephens, Realtor, with Keller Williams Realty at (412) 831-3800 Office, (412) 398-3713 direct for appointment to see property 24-hour notice required for showing. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT CHARLEROI 2 Bedroom home small yard, Gas Heat, Central Air, new Carpets up to date wiring Stove & Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Security System, Off Street Parking, Garbage, Water, Sewage included in Rent. Security Deposit. No Pets. Please call and leave your name and number. Please speak slow and clearly. 724-503-2638 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. MONONGAHELA CEMETERY. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 348 Lincoln Hall Road Elizabeth PA Split Entry Omni stone driveway 2 car garage beautiful garage door finished game room with wood burning fireplace with built in blower lots of storage space. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Updated eat in kitchen refrigerator stove and built in dishwasher included Anderson windows large covered back porch with landscaped back yard must see ready to move in call for appointment. 412-901-0261 _____________________________________________

HOUSES FOR RENT: in Peters, Chartiers, & Nottingham Twps. All 3_____________________________________________ bdrms. 724-745-2165 WANT ABOUT 10 ACRES IN WASHINGTON, Fayette or Greene county, to build a family home. Please call 724-222-5257 or email _____________________________________________ CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LOT in the Finleyville/Gastonville area. Please call 412-655-3256. _____________________________________________ MONONGAHELA APT FOR RENT, 1 one bedroom, 2nd floor, secure, locked building. Semi furnished, appliances, free garbage removal, non-coin operated laundry facility. Off-street parking. Close to bus line, and senior citizen discount. 724-931-4767 _____________________________________________ 2BR/1BATH HOUSE for sale located at 220 Otto St, Belle Vernon. $69,900. Cornet lot. Detached garage. New roof. Several renovations. Call/text 724-880-7305. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom ranch style home in Elizabeth with yard. Located in nice neighborhood. All appliances $850 month - water, sewage & garbage included. Call after 5pm 724518-4667 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ FOR RENT, SOUTH PARK, 3 BR Duplex, Equipped Kitchen, LR, DR, W/W Carpet. $850. Monthly, Security Deposit & Utilities. No Pets 412-833-5449 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ HUDSON VALLEY LAND BARGAINS 5 TO 50 ACRES FROM $49,900! 20 mins from Albany, 2 hrs GW Bridge! Woods, stonewalls, privacy! Terms! 888-738-6994 NewYorkLandand _____________________________________________ WATERFRONT CABIN SITE 5 AC - $79,900 Tiny unspoiled lake, private woodlands, Utils. Stunning upstate NY location! Terms avail. 888-431-7214 _____________________________________________ GREENE COUNTY LAND SALE! AUG 12TH! 7 ac - $39,900 10 ac - $49,900. 34 ac - $79,900 8 wooded homesites, 20 mins So of Albany. Stonewalls, private setting. Twn rd, utils! Terms avail. Call 888-738-6994 to register. _____________________________________________ BENSON ARIZONA, DEED RV SITES with City Utilities(Snowbird Hill), $ 22,500+ Financing available. or 520-720-0824 / 520-820-1678. _____________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------SENIOR CARE AT HOME - 15 years experience with elderly and dementia. Quality dependable care, compassionate. Assist with daily life. Peace of mind and more, called Darlene 724-2928460 _____________________________________________ RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 _____________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-7088430 _____________________________________________ DEPENDABLE GRASS CUTTER and trimming. Please call 724396-0660. Senior Discount! _____________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING - Mon Valley area, call Rich 724-258-5539. Affordable and Reliable. _____________________________________________ LANDSCAPING – Aeration/dethatching/over-seeding. Early Spring cleanup -- book early. Grass cutting, French drains and Walls rebuilt. Composite deck cleaning, vinyl railing, and fence cleaning. 412-401-0839 _____________________________________________

August 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— GRASS CUTTING AND MULCHING. Call Cory 412-715-6778, honest and reliable. _____________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING – residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412-461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _____________________________________________ HANDYMAN, drywall finishing, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, free estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 _____________________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD CARE IN MY HOME. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937-844-3812 _____________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412-381-5242 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. _____________________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. FREE ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. _____________________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION – Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 _____________________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. – Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND BRICK MORTAR REPAIR. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 _____________________________________________


J&L CLEANING SERVICES – Selling your home? Buying a home? No job too big or small. Residential or Commercial. Very competitive pricing. South Hills-based. Call for a FREE quote today! 724-747-0793 _____________________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412651-8503 _____________________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE FREE. Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-7877030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email or visit _____________________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-640-9383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. _____________________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _____________________________________________ 69 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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