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47th Annual Covered Bridge Festival Kicks off the Autumn Season page 18

Annual Brian Anselmino Memorial Golf Outing Set for October 6 page 33

Bethel Park Resident Competes in. U.S. Amateur Championship page 52

Mon River Towns Partners with Other Local Entities to Host Historically Themed Kayaking Trip By Christen M. Stroh On August 6, Mon River Towns, a non-profit focused on helping local communities recognize the river as an economic and community asset, partnered with Venture Outdoors to offer a float trip down the Monongahela River. This was no ordinary, run-of-themill kayaking event, though. Titled the ‘Rebel Rebel Float Trip: the Whiskey Rebellion with a Bowie Twist,’ this kayaking trip involved a 4.5-mile paddle to the Monongahela Aquatorium with periodic stops along the way to witness performances on the riverbanks that told the story of the Whiskey Rebellion, a pertinent part of southwestern PA history during the 1790s. The inspiration to create such an event came when Mon River Towns Program Director Cathy McCollom saw an example of a play that was performed on riverbanks as people were floating by; she wanted to do something similar using the river systems here in the Pittsburgh area. Those (Continued on page 31)

Music and live interpretation of the Whiskey Rebellion were part of the kayaking trip down the Monongahela River that Mon River Towns hosted on August 6.

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Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation 5K Run/Walk is Sept. 30

‘Friends’ Preparing for South Park Library Fall Book Sale The Friends of South Park Township Library are planning their Annual Fall Book Sale, held in the South Park Township Community Center, for Thursday evening, October 12; Friday, October 13; and Saturday, October 14. As you enjoy your summertime reading, please keep the Friends in mind by saving your books and miscellaneous items, which can be brought to the South Park Township Library beginning Monday, September 18. Until this time, please store all donated items in a clean, dry area for good saleable condition. Items greatly appreciated include all books (hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, children, adult, school, educational, coffee table), old records, albums, books on tape, audio music tapes, CDs, DVDs, video tapes, video games, Blue Ray, any audio/video material, computer and electronic games and programs, games, puzzles, toys and stuffed animals. Games, puzzles and toys should contain all parts and pieces and placed in taped up boxes. We do not accept small Reader’s Digests, National Geographics, jewelry or flea market/garage sale items. Computer books, programs, discs, business or tax publications, manuals and directories should be no older than one year. Encyclopedia sets, no matter what the age, are no longer accepted for sales. These items can be recycled from your home on recyclable days or dropped off at your local recyclable bins. All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library.

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The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) will hold a 5K Run/Walk on September 30th. The “On Your MARC Cox Market presents the Best Yet 5K Run/Walk� will begin and end at Chess Park and wind through the neighborhoods of Monongahela and New Eagle. Starting time for the runners is 9:00 AM then followed by the walkers at 9:03 AM. Medals will be awarded to the (L-R) Steve Cox and Peggy Cox, owners of fastest overall runner and walker Pictured Cox Market, George Eckert, President of MARC. plus the top two male and female runners and walkers. No duplication of awards will be given. Medals will also be awarded in eight age categories for runners and seven age categories for walkers. The deadline to apply for the $20 registration fee rate is Wednesday, September 20th. The first 200 applicants will be guaranteed a shirt and race bag. A $25 late registration fee will be accepted at the race sight until 8:30 AM the morning of the race. However, a shirt and race bag can not be guaranteed. Race applications can be found locally at Cox Market, 711 Route 481 (Park Avenue Extension in Monongahela) or at the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce in Monongahela. Online registration is at

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SEPTEMBER 1 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4- 8:00. Along with our regular menu the special is a Mushroom Swiss Burger, ranch fries, salad and coleslaw. Thank you for supporting your local Veterans Club! SEPTEMBER 2 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 information concerning maintenance activities. We will be looking for volunteers to install directional and mileage signs between Library and Clairton. The job will primarily require digging postholes.

SEPTEMBER 3 MON VALLEY ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS CONCERT - 1:00-4:00 p.m., Chess Park, Monongahela, PA. Free concert. Sponsored by EQT Foundation. The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) . Featuring all of the professional and student bands that have appeared at the previous concerts, as well as food vendors and other arts activities – including the Twin Coaches Orchestra Project (TCOP). For more information about MVAA and TCOP, please visit their website at: SEPTEMBER 3-4 LABOR UNITED CELEBRATION AT NORTHMORELAND PARK – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday. Lots of fun things to do for the whole family: great music, delicious food, carnival rides, a stunt show, games and more! This event has free admission and free parking. Presented by

the Labor United Celebration, Inc. and the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Northmoreland Park is accessible via State Route 356 from State Routes 56, 66 and 28. For more information, please call Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at (724) 830-3950 or visit Dogs and other pets are not permitted.

SEPTEMBER 4 POKER RUN – 8:00 a.m. The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its Annual Poker Run. 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. Entry forms at

Regional Trail Corporation office in West Newton (located in West Newton Station), from the bulletin boards along the trail. Cost is $20 per person, children age ten and under $10. For additional information visit or email SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26 WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. “Early Bird” and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo . Admission is $6.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. SEPTEMBER 6, 20 COUNTRY DANCE – 7-10:00 p.m., Hazelkirk American Legion. $5.00 cover. Music by the CLASSIC COUNTRY band. Great country music, dance or just socialize and listen, we’ll all have a great time. Thanks to fans crowds have been great! INFO. 724-258-4815 - Vince

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Plaza 9:00 a.m., returning from Nemacolin Woodlands at 3 p.m. Bus bonus $20 free play and $10 gift card. Payment of $30 can be made by phone 724-483-8077, in person or online. Offered by the Mon Valley YMCA.

SEPTEMBER 6 NAOMI OUTREACH – 12 p.m., Cedarbrook Golf Course Rostraver Twp. Any single woman, living alone is welcome to join. For additional information please call Joni 724 243-3576 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS - 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, Old Clairton Road. Presentation will be from “Bella’s Tea House of Fine Teas.” Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. For further information please call, 412-3843318 or 412-655-4224. Guests are welcome to all meetings. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. ROSTRAVER WOMAN’S CLUB – 7:00 p.m., at the Fells Methodist Church at 7pm. All guests are welcome to attend. SEPTEMBER 7 LADY LUCK CASINO BUS TRIP – The bus will leave Charleroi Chamber

BETHEL ART GUILD - 12:30 p.m., Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15202. We welcome all artists, of all mediums, all genres, and all levels - for light refreshments, business meeting and concluding with our speaker. Come once as our guest and then come back as a member to enjoy all the benefits that brings to our members. SEPTEMBER 8 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. Along with our regular menu Stuffed Green Peppers, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls will be the special! WESTERN SQUARE DANCING – 8-10:30 p.m., Happy Go Lucky, FREE Buddy Night Dance,Pine Run United Methodist Church, Clairton, PA 15025. Classes will be Thursdays starting 9/14, 7:30 to 9:30. New dancers are welcome anytime in September. More info: Fran Reynolds, 724-331-6386 or TeacherBrad Deibert, 724-309-8270. “NEW BREED IN CONCERT” Friday, Sept. 8 from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. Hermanie Slovene National Benefit Society Lodge (SNPJ) Come out and hear some great music and meet some nice people! For more info, call Tom at 724-503-2031 More Event Listings on page 6 5 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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SEPTEMBER 8-9 FALL BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Come on out and gather up your fall reading material at the West Newton Library’s fall book sale. The sale will be held at the historic Plumer House located at the corner of South Water and Vine St in West Newton. The cost is just $5.00 for as many books you can fit into a bag. There are 4 rooms loaded with treasures.

SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 10 WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY FESTIVAL - Entertainment: “Blended Reality” Friday 7-10; “Pittsburgh Bel Airs” Saturday 2-4; “Whiskey 101” Saturday 7-10; “Steel City Quartet” Sunday 1-3 and “Network “ Sunday 4-6. Parade Saturday, start time noon. Contact us on Facebook or at Sign up to participate in the baby photo contest, pet photo contest, all wheels parade and our

pet parade, entry forms available on Facebook, West Newton Post Office or Gary’s Chuck Wagon.

SEPTEMBER 9-10 HOMEMADE DOUGHNUT SALE - St. Damien church, Monongahela. $8.00 dozen. Saturday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday 8:30 am to 11:30 am SEPTEMBER 9 ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER – 3-7:00 p.m., Boston United Methodist Church, Adults $9.00 and Children $3.00. Meal includes spaghetti and salad bar, desert,and beverage. Come ungry and leave full. Eat in or Take out. BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR BERNIE BUCHAK SANDY – 611:00 p.m., Rusian Club at 502 Rear McKean Ave, Donora, PA 15033. Bernie is a Ringgold Graduate that due to a

swimming accident she suffered a C-5 vertebrae and severe spinal shock. Currently Bernie is at Harmerville Rebah for her rehabilitation. This is a fundraiser to help with the medical expenses that the Sandy Family have incurred. $5.00 per person. Chinese auction and small games of chance will be on hand. Entertainment by Galiffa Productions. For more info or find out how you can help call Mon Valley Y.A.T.A. which is hosting at 724-3794889. SPAGHETTI BREAKFAST – 7-10 a.m. Fells United Methodist Church, 1268 Fells Church Road, Belle Vernon, PA. Advance tickets: adults $6. At the door adults $8, children 14 under $5, 5 and under free. For more information: Ed Gnoth, 724-816-4961. Pasta, salad, and cookies for dessert. To go orders available. Benefits the Food Bank.

STONE CHURCH BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - James Chapel or The Old Stone Church, 303 Stone Church Road, Union Township. 3-6:00 p.m. -Chicken & biscuit dinner,2:00 p.m interfaith church service, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. flea market, and 6:30-7:30 p.m. music. For more information: 724-348-7454, 412-377-4564, 412-613-1593. BETHEL PARK COMMUNITY DAY - Saturday September 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Bethel Park High School campus. All in the community are invited to attend. The day will kick off with a parade at 9:00 a.m. followed by Community Day festivities beginning at 10:00 a.m. Approximately 70 community groups will be providing activities, refreshments and games. A DJ will be playing musical hits from the Top 25 list from the 1950’s through today! The “Rev ‘Em Up For Kids Car Cruise” will held in conjunction with Community Day.

September 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— 2ND ANNUAL YE OLDE TOWN AUCTION ON THE GREEN High Noon - 3:00 PM. Preview at 11:00 AM. This event will feature costumed members of the historical society who will greet you and conduct a fun-filled day. Rain or shine this colonial style auction, similar to the ones held in the 1700’s will feature antiques, furniture, collectibles, and includes new and modern items. Vendors will sell delicious food and unique products. Part of the “Keep the Museum Open Campaign.” Attendees should bring their own lawn chair. FALL CARD PARTY – 12-3:00 p.m., Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., 15227. Games, prizes & lunch. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 412-881-4000. SEPTEMBER 10 CAR CRUISE - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Herman Mihalich Boat Launch, Monessen. See Classic cars, good food, raffles and listen to our DJ. Proceeds from this car cruise benefits the restoration of the ISMA Club, Italian Club in Monessen STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY HOMECOMING DANCE – 5-9 p.m., Brentwood VFW. It’s that time!! Kids are back to school and it is football season. Were you the Homecoming Queen, football player, cheerleader, play in the band or did you just sit in the stands? Come as you were or what you really wanted to be...dress up or dress down...wear your favorite team colors and bring your pom-poms!! It will also be $1 Hot dog night!!!. Dance lesson at 5:30 with Dance Instructor/DJ Mark Peters. Admission $10 children under 16 just $5. Door Prizes and fun! Denise 412-519-3559


SEPTEMBER 11 SEPTEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY – 6:30 p.m., rain or shine, Sunny Slope, Allegheny County Park. Sponsored again by The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills United Methodist ChurchThe tribute will recognize first responders. Active military personnel and veterans will be honored at the event due to the many sacrifices these men and women have made, and continue to make on behalf of our country. Other participants include the boy scouts, girl scouts, local performers, and a bagpipe player. PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB - 12:30 p.m., Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The meeting topic is “Dried Flower Craft.” The Speaker will be Dorothy Zenkovich, Whitehall Green Thumbers. Non-members are welcome. For more information, visit their website at SEPTEMBER 12 VALLEY ART CLUB - 6 p.m., SPHS, 300 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi, Pa. New members welcome. Contact the Facebook page : Valley Art Club SEPTEMBER 12 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8:00 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd, in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be on Fractional Currency shields. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611. 7 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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SEPTEMBER 12 SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30 p.m.,South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton.

Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

SEPTEMBER 12 & 26 CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – noon. The First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, call to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry can do so by calling the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements. We’re always looking for children’s clothing (all ages and sizes). SEPTEMBER 14 CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS - 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Hall located at the corner of 7th and McCain in Charleroi, Pa. Program for this meeting to be announced. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 724984-6611.

WASHINGTON COIN CLUB - 7:30 p.m., Washington County Courthouse Washington, Pa., Room 103. Program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611. ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 6:30 p.m., Old Fells Methodist Church, 800 Fells Road, Rostraver PA. RTHS member Scott Beveridge will present a history of the town of Webster. All members and nonmembers are welcome. DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5:007:00 p.m., Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA 15102. (We are located between Drake Road and Sunset Dr.) Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too. We will be serving delicious spaghetti, mouthwatering bread and rolls, fresh garden

September 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— salad, and luscious desserts. We accept donations of $1. per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No take out will be available. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-833-6357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December. SEPTEMBER 14-16 FALL USED BOOK SALE Community Library of Castle Shannon, 3677 Myrtle Avenue. Thursday : 2pm8pm. Friday: 1:30pm-4:30pm. Saturday: 10:30am-3:30pm. $6 Bag Day SEPTEMBER 15 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - featuring “The Shack” at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 15th at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. No charge, light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. The Shack, based on the book, is the story of a grieving man that receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.” DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8:00 PM. Along with our regular menu Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad and rolls will be our special. SEPTEMBER 16 CAR CRUISE - Noon to 4:00 pm (preregistration 10-12 pm). Car/Truck Entry fee is $5.00 (Proceeds benefit the LifeSpan Mon Valley at Olympia Community Resource Center). Live DJ, food and beverages, dash plaques, trophies given at 3:30 pm. Contact Jerry Stankovich @ 412-310-4656 or Michelle or Marcy 412-664-5434. (Rain Date: Sunday, September 17) TOUR DE MON - Seventh annual scenic ride along the Great Allegheny Passage. The ride will begin and end at the Historic Pump House located in the Waterfront, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Open to adults, families, children. Four rides to choose from. After your ride, rock to the music of the Robinson Power Band. For more info, call (412) 678-2450 or email or at


SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER - 3-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. Also includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: $6 each. CAR CRUISE - Rain Date September 17. Sponsored by the LifeSpan Mon Valley Senior Community Center at Olympia, 12:00 to 4:00 pm (pre-registration 10-12) at the Olympia Shopping Center, 4313 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA Entry Fee: $5.00 (Proceeds benefit the LifeSpan Mon Valley Senior Community Center @ Olympia). Live DJ, food & beverages, dash plaques, trophies awarded at 3:30 pm, 50/50 raffle, bake sale, free giveaways, indoor air conditioned space available, participants receive a complimentary lunch coupon for the center. Contact: Jerry Stankovich 412-310-4656 and/or Michelle or Marcy 412-664-5434. FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA 15367 CHURCH FESTIVAL – noon – 6:00 p.m., front lawn of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 2200 Buena Vista Road, McKeesport PA 15135 (Elizabeth Township). Enjoy our delicious Chicken and Rib BBQ with Haluski and Pierogi sale along with all the festival fun from 150 years ago to present day. Great music, old fashion games including the dunk tank, bingo, Cake walk. Gift baskets, raffles and prizes! For more info, call the church office at 412-751-8479. SEPTEMBER 16 - 17 TRAIN SHOW - The Central Vol. Fire Company is hosting the “Grand Central Train Show” on Sat. Sept 16 (10 a - 4 p) and Sun. Sept 17 (9 a - 3 p). Court Time Sports Center, 95 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth Township. Over 100 train vendors. Multiple train displays. Admission $5. Kids, 12 and under FREE. Group rates available for Police, Fire, EMS, Scouts COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL 47th Annual Washington & Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival. Held the third weekend of September each year, this signature event kicks off the Fall festival season! Each of 10 festival locations offers a charming atmosphere 9 ——————————————————————————————————————————

and an array of activities, including handmade arts and crafts, homestyle food, historic re-enactments, demonstrations, children’s activities and live entertainment. For detailed information please contact the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency at SEPTEMBER 17 WESTERN SQUARE DANCING – 7-9:30 p.m., FREE Fun Night of Introduction to Western Square Dancing, Peace Lutheran Church just off Rt 19 at 107 Carol Drive, McMurray, PA 15317. Lessons start Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM at same location with Brad Deibert teaching. More info: Renee & Bob (724) 267-4655. MON VALLEY COIN CLUB – 2:00 p.m., 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi, Pa. All members and the general public are invited. Program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes will be awarded for kids. For additional information, call 724-984-6611.

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 9 a.m. – noon. Elrama Vol Fire Co., 17 Elrama Ave., Elrama, PA 15038. Includes French toast, eggs, hash browns. All you can eat. $8.00 ($5.00 under 8) LIVING OFF THE LAND – 1:304:30 p.m., The Oliver Miller Homestead. Stations will be set up on the Homestead’s grounds to show visitors the importance of salt, how to pack apples, store root vegetables, make pickles, dry fruits and vegetables, make apple butter, cider pressing and smoke meats. $2 admission. Located in Allegheny County’s South Park on Stone Manse Dr. off of Corrigan Dr. All Welcome SEPTEMBER 18 PLEASANT HILLS ROTARY ANNUAL GOLF OUTING -10 a.m., River View Golf Course in Bunola, PA. Dinner following golf prizes for teams & individuals “Hole in 1” for a car provided by Benson Lincoln. $95.00 per person. Proceeds benefit Pleasant Hills charities. Contact Robert Weiss 412-551-6015 10 —————————————————————————————————————————


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SEPTEMBER 18 TOWN HALL MEETING – 7:00 p.m., Monongahela Fire Department Social Hall. Presented by The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) This year’s topic is “What Does the Washington County Commissioners have planned for the Mon-Valley?” Chairman Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughn, and Harlen Shober, the Washington County Commissioners, have been invited to be the panel. Anthony Lombardi, former CEO of The Monongahela Valley Hospital will serve as the moderator. The commissioners will present their visions for the Mon Valley followed by a question/answer session. MARC is inviting the public to attend this meeting and to address any concerns to our County Commissioners. SEPTEMBER 19 SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING - 7:00 p.m., Library Fire Hall. The scheduled program is the “Cement City” with guest speaker Brian Charlton. All meetings are open to the public at no charge and light refreshments are served.

KIDS AND FURRY FRIENDS FUNDRAISER - 6:30 pm. Make your very own furry friend from Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop to take home AND read to some of our “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” therapy dog friends. Come into the library to pre-order your stuffed pet friend ($20 will be collected the night of the event) by Friday, September 8 and you will get a free “Love Your Library” collar at the event. Family program.

Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing

SEPTEMBER 21 MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – 7 p.m., Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Avenue in Monessen. Everyone is welcomed. (meets third Thursday of every month) SEPTEMBER 22 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. The special is Stuffed Chicken Breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad and rolls. Our regular menu will also be available. Thank you for supporting your local Veterans Club! SEPTEMBER 23 NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP ANNUAL BONFIRE – 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., Nottingham Township Complex, 909 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty-Four, PA 15330. Featuring Live Music from Tres Lads. Free event, food, refreshments, 50/50 for local charity. For more info, visit MON VALLEY RC CLUB FUN FLY - 10-4 p.m., Cedar Creek Park , MVRC Airfield. Open to the Public - Pilots from other flying clubs welcome - No landing fee for pilots - Fun for the entire family Bring a folding chair and enjoy! APPLE FEST & LOG HOUSE DAYS – noon – 6:00 p.m., Greenock U.M. Church, 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. Apple Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

Published Monthly by Haniford Enterprises, LLC P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 Phone/Fax: (412) 249-8177 E-mail: The South Hills - Mon Valley Messenger is published during the last week of the month preceding the issue date. It is available FREE of charge at over 320 area locations throughout the South Hills and Mon Valley communities.

Editor Christen Stroh Editorial Coordinator Heather Latorre Contributing Writers/Photographers Ken Askew, Kyra Bergman, Jill Brown, J.R. Brower, Paul Chasko, Colette Dell Alice Harris, Charlotte Hopkins Julie Kooser Mandy Withers-Kozlowski Heather Latorre, Krista Ramsey, Miranda Startare Christen Stroh, Michelle Taylor

Fest will feature BBQ, apple dumplings and folk music while Greenock Log House Days will host colonial reenactors and vendors. Funnel cakes will be available along with vendors showing and selling Americana crafts and interesting items. Artists or crafters interested in participating may call 412-751-5389. JUNK IN THE TRUNK FLEA MARKET & CAR SHOW – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Carshow 9 a.m. – noon. Our Lady of the Valley Church, Second Street Extension, Donora, PA. Food and drinks, large bake sale and fried dough will also be on the menu. Park and sell right from your car. $15 fee for 2 parking spaces. For more information, call the Parish office at 724-379-4777

ST. GEORGE OKTOBERFEST – 5:00 p.m. featuring The Barons. All parishioners, alumni, family and friends of the former St. George Church & School and St. John Vianney are invited to celebrate Oktoberfest. This dinner event will be held at the historic Teutonia Mannerchor on the North Side at 857 Phineas Street. Seating is limited! Please call or email ASAP and you will be contacted with details. St. George Day Committee, 412-502-5062, SEPTEMBER 24 CREATE A LIGHTED GLASS DECORATION - Calvin United Presbyterian Church’s Fall Fundraiser, 307 Spring Street Brownsville from 12:30 to 3pm. Create a fall lighted glass block decoration. All tools and materials

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are provided. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $35. For more information or tickets, contact Diane at 724880-0229. CAR SHOW – 4 p.m., rain or shine. St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its 12th Annual Classic Car Show, church parking lot located at 185 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA. Registration noon - at 2 p.m., fee $10.00 and the first 150 cars will receive dash plaques and gifts. No judging for 2002 and newer. Arnie Amber, Oldies DJ, 50/50 drawing contest, Byzantine Auction, and food will be featured. A golf cart shuttle will be available. Delicious foods, sandwiches, soups, halushki, baked goods, and more. Proceeds will benefit the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church Maintenance Fund. ART EXHIBITION - Valley Art Club will hold its 75th exhibition. 1p.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Ave., Monessen, Pa. Refreshments available. Public is invited. Exhibition runs through Oct.6, 2017. Please call the library for hours: 724-684-4750 SEPTEMBER 25 PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 7 p.m., Social Room, Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Guest speaker will be Brian Cunningham of the Washington County Historical Society. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

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September 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— LOVE YOUR LIBRARY BINGO “FUN-RAISERâ€? - 6:00 p.m. Round up your game loving friends and family for a few laughs while helping the Library too. Snacks will be available for purchase. 50¢ per game, per card, per person. All ages welcome. Please register by calling 412655-2424 or emailing SEPTEMBER 27 WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM – 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025. Society members and the general public are invited. History Hounds Rob Hilt and Rob Best, who locate old coins, medals, and other artifacts through metal detection at local historical sites, will discuss their discovery techniques and share some of their most interesting finds. SEPTEMBER 28 MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 7 p.m., in the Parlor Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. President Susan Bowers will highlight coming events including the October 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2017 updated “19th Annual Ghost Walks,â€? along with new activities and the developing Monongahela Homecoming 250th Anniversary Celebration set for 2019. The brief business meeting will precede the historical presentation by a MAHS member, Laura Magone presenting on “The Cookie Table Tradition of Western Pennsylvania.â€? SEPTEMBER 29 Apple/Fall Festival - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Outdoor Central Plaza and ECC. This annual event offers a variety of delicious foods including hot Italian combo sandwich with chips, baked potato bar, apple spring mix salad, and apple cobbler in the comfort of the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Also for sale at the festival will be pepperoni rolls and baked goods. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc., proceeds will be used to enhance services for MVH patients and visitors. For more information, call 724-258-1167. CA$HTOBERFEST - The Boston Spectrum – 6001 Smithfield Street, 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————


Boston, PA 15135. Doors open at 6:00 pm – Last number called at 10:00 pm (worth $2,000.00). Tickets $25.00 each and include two (2) numbers per ticket, dinner buffet, beer, soda & coffee, dessert bar. Proceeds benefit all Lifespan, Resources and Services for seniors programs. Only 500 tickets available. Call 412-464-1300 or visit any LifeSpan Senior Community Center for your tickets today! Visit our new website @ for Center locations. 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. The special will be Crab Cakes, baked potato, salad and rolls. Thank you for supporting your local Veterans Club! SEPTEMBER 30 SEPTEMBERFEST – 5-10:00 p.m., Library Fire Hall from 5:00-10:00 PM. Bring Your Own Bottle. Food and set ups will be provided. Cost is $25.00 and seating is limited. Get your tickets now. Call 412-595-8261 or email

sold for take Out @ the door. ($5.00/pint; $10.00/Quart) Hosted by: Funding for Outreach Ministries Committee 2ND ANNUAL BREW AND FOOD FEST - Simeral Square, West Newton. Sponsored by Bloom Brew featuring Shot of Soul. Tickets are just $12.00 which includes your admission to the beer tent and 3 drink tickets. If beer is not your thing you are still welcomed to stop by and enjoy the food and music and just pay $2.00 a person at the gate. Great homemade foods on hand including stuffed cabbage, pierogies, kielbasa, hot sausage, and warm pretzels. The $12.00 tickets for the event are on sale now at Bloom Brew and Gary’s Chuck Wagon located in West Newton. For more details please check out our website, Face Book page or calling our office at 724-872-0100. SWAP MEET – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mineral Beach, Finleyville. Admission is $5 for entry, $25 per vendor space. We will vendors selling motorcycle and car parts as well as accessories, jewelry, tools, crafts, etc. Held by Mon Valley ABATE.

CELEBRATE FALL IN MONESSEN – Noon – 4:00 p.m. The Monessen Amphitheater Committee will be holding the 4th annual Monessen Fall Festival. at Monessen City Park. Enjoy live music, food, local vendors, and pumpkin painting for the kids! Interested vendors can email DANCE PARTY – 7-11:00 p.m., Doors open at 6:00 p.m., New Eagle Social Hall. Music from the 70s-80s90s. Snacks available for purchase. Beer/Pop - $3 all you can drink! $15 PER PERSON. Music provide by Disc Inferno. Benefits MACC Community Events. For more info: 724-258-5919. Tickets available online at or chamber office. CHILI DINNER - 4:30-7:00 p.m., Jefferson United Methodist Church, Jefferson Hills. 412 653-3222. $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Children. Meal includes Chili, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread or Roll, dessert, drink. Children’s meal includes: Hot Dog, Mac ‘n Cheese, Homemade Dessert & Drink. Eat In & Take Out will be available! Containers of Chili will also be

2ND ANNUAL PIE BAKE-OFF IN MONESSEN - Pie lovers wanted! The Monessen Amphitheater Committee will be hosting the 2nd Annual Monessen Pie Bake-Off in conjunction with the Monessen Fall Festival. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Anyone interested in participating may email FLEA MARKET - Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. V.F.W. Post 1409, E. Main Street, Monongahela (Black Diamond). Clothing, housewares, tools, toys, coins, and more! Reserve tables, $5 each. Call 724-2583013 OCTOBER 1 23RD ANNUAL FALL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Michael Church, Archangel Hall, 101 McClay Dr., Elizabeth Township, PA 15037. 50/50, Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, Food and Refreshments. For further information, please call Betty at 412-384-8502 or Lisa at 412-352-7497.

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eet Surgeon Hiram Gonzalez, M.D. at our free information sessions to learn how weight loss surgery can help those struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH offers three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery through our Weight Control and Wellness Program. MM/AB-MVM/2-17 12 —————————————————————————————————————————


SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Founders Day The Greater Monessen Historical Society wishes to thank everyone who came to the annual Founders Day in historic Monessen City Park on August 19. The event was held in honor of the one 175th anniversary of the birth of Monessen Founder, Colonel James Schoonmaker, the hero of the Third Battle of Winchester and a Medal of Honor Recipient. Reenactors from the 11th P.V.I. Company K, Inc. set up authentic Civil War camps to showcase a living history view of camp life during the War of the Rebellion. The Monessen/Rostraver Rotary sponsored a car show with prizes this year. Featured at the car show was a 1937 Packard convertible one owned by the late Monessen High School teacher, Cecilia Kasper. The car currently is owned by Chuck Speicher, of Greensburg, who restored it to original condition. Supposedly, the car also was once used by the students of Monessen’s auto mechanics class at the Vocational School. Former students may also remember the car during home football games, when it carried the cheerleaders around the field of Memorial Stadium to rouse the crowd.

Fundraising Dinner and Dance A fundraising dinner and 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. Limited tickets are available by contacting 724-684-8460. The dinner will be catered by Bruno and Sons and feature roast beef, baked stuffed chicken, coleslaw, oven-browned parmesan potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls and cake. Tickets are available for a $30 donation. Come dance the night away.

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12th Annual Classic Car Show in Uniontown September 24 St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its 12th Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the church located at 185 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA. Registration for the event will start at 12 noon and end at 2 p.m., after which the car show will continue until 4 p.m. RAIN or SHINE. There is a registration fee of $10 and the first 150 cars will receive dash plaques and gifts. More than 25 trophies, including one large trophy-Father Ron’s Favorite , will be awarded. Classes will includes 1900-1930, 1931-1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1965, 19661970, 1971-1976, 1977-1987, 1988-2001, street rod/modified, trucks 1959 and older and 1960-2001. No judging for 2002 and newer. Activities at the event will include: Arnie Amber, Oldies DJ, 50/50 drawing, Byzantine Auction, and plenty of delicious foods such as sandwiches, soups, halushki, baked goods, and more. A golf cart shuttle will also be available. Proceeds will benefit the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church Maintenance Fund.

Monongahela Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund Receives Donations

Autumn Exhibit The Autumn Exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum is called “Treasures from the Archives.” It showcases individual panels such as Presidential visits, the life of Colonel Schoonmaker, river transportation, firefighting history, early baseball, local art, radios, and the burning of the second Monessen High School. The display will be open through the end of the year during regular business hours.

Follow Us Online The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724-684-8460.

Car Wash Benefit in Monongahela for Deacon Al Poroda A car wash benefit for Deacon Al Paroda is being held on Saturday, September 9 (weather permitting) from 10am - 4pm at Dierken's Pharmacy, located across from Sheetz in Monongahela. A minimum donation of $5 is requested. Funds raised will go toward the cost of medicine and medical bills for Deacon Al Poroda who is suffering from Myesthenia Gravis. There has been a GoFundMe page set up for those who are unable to attend the car wash.

Mr. and Mrs. Wes Cramer make a personal donation to President James McCune and Vice-President-Secretary John Cattaneo to the Monongahela Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund.

Jeff Vitali, Director of the Mon Valley YMCA makes a personal donation to James McCune, President to the Monongahela Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund.

‘Junk in the Trunk’ Flea Market and Car Show in Donora Our Lady of the Valley Church in Donora is sponsoring a “Junk in the Trunk” Flea Market and Car Show Saturday, September 23, 2017, The flea market will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the Car Show from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) Junk in the Trunk is an open air flea market which takes place out of each vendors vehicles, cars, trucks, van, or a table set up (vendor to provide their own table). Just park and sell right from your car. There is a $15 fee for 2 parking spaces. There will be plenty of antiques, collectibles, tools, household items, crafts and homemade items available. Food and drinks will be sold throughout the day by the church, and there will be a large bake sale and fried dough will also be on the menu. To reserve your spot for Junk in the Trunk, call the Parish office at 724-379-4777. For info about the Car Show, call Ron at 724-379-4777. Spots will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Limited spaces available. Items not sold must be removed at the end of the day by each vendor.Our Lady of the Valley Church, is located on Second Street Extension, in Donora, PA.

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Monongahela Area Historical Society to Hold “ye Old Auction on the Green” The Monongahela Area Historical Society is hosting a "ye Old Auction on the Green" on Saturday, September 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event will feature and old-fashioned auction in Chess Park complete with costumed volunteers from the Historical Society who will greet you and conduct this fun-filled day. The auction will take place rain or shine. This will be a colonial style auction similar to the ones held in the colonies during the 1700’s. The auction will include antiques, furniture, collectibles, new and modern items! There also will be vendors selling delicious food and unique products. This fundraiser is part of the society’s “Keep the Museum Open” Campaign. Those who plan to attend should bring their own lawn chairs.

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony to be Held in South Park The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills United Methodist Church, is again sponsoring a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony that will be held – rain or shine – on Monday, September 11, 2017. The informal gathering will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Sunny Slope located in the Allegheny County Park. The tribute will recognize the members of the departments who are the first to respond to any emergency in South Park Township: the South Park Township Police Department, Broughton Volunteer Fire Department, Library Volunteer Fire Company, and Tri-Community South Emergency Medical Service. Members of the Allegheny County Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department will also be in attendance. Active military personnel and veterans will be honored at the event due to the many sacrifices these men and women have made, and continue to make on behalf of our country. Other participants include the boy scouts, girl scouts, local performers, and a bagpipe player. South Park Township invites everyone to attend the memorial ceremony that will include patriotic songs and the distribution of American flags. The boy scouts will be collecting old, worn flags that will be retired at a later date during a formal ceremony. The parking lot of Windover Hills United Methodist Church can be used to accommodate any parking overflow, and the church will be used for the ceremony in the event of rain. Refreshments and beverages will be served immediately after the ceremony at Windover Hills United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Please join us on September 11th to reflect on this poignant event.

JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING The Jefferson Hills Democratic Party will also be meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the Large Community Room adjacent to the Jefferson Hills Library. All interested voters and volunteers are welcome to attend. 13 ——————————————————————————————————————————

The Allstate Foundation Awards $1,000 Grant to Bethel Park’s Horses with Hope Grant Supports Local Nonprofit’s Work to Support the Physical and Behavioral Health of Children and Adults through Equine Therapy Allstate agency owner James Bower recently secured a $1,000 Allstate Foundation "Helping Hands in the Community" grant to support Horses with Hope’s efforts to support the physical and behavioral health of children and adults in Pittsburgh through the power of equine therapy. As a volunteer with Horses with Hope, Bower joins thousands of Allstate agency owners and financial specialists around the country who aim to improve their communities by supporting important local causes, such as assisting community members, raising money for domestic violence programs and empowering youth to reach their full potential. “As a small business owner in South Park, I see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area,” Bower said. “Giving back is tremendously rewarding and gives me a sense of purpose. I believe that when we help others, we can be a positive force for change in our communities, which is why I’m proud to support Horses with Hope’s work. ” Horses with Hope is one of thousands of organizations this year that will receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofit where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

Save the Date! Bethel Park Community Day September 9 Bethel Park Community Day 2017 will be held on Saturday September 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Bethel Park High School campus. All in the community are invited to attend. The day will kick off with a parade at 9:00 a.m. followed by Community Day festivities beginning at 10:00 a.m. Approximately 70 community groups will be providing activities, refreshments and games. A DJ will be playing musical hits from the Top 25 list from the 1950's through today! The children’s train ride and whip ride will be available all day as will Bad Mixies radio controlled monster trucks. Additional activities are scheduled as follows: • 3WS Sports Challenge from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm • Polynesian Prince and Princess – Moana & Maui from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • Trolls from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Balloon twister from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Recreation Booth • Chick-Fil A Mascot from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Also for 2017 the "Rev ‘Em Up For Kids Car Cruise" will held in conjunction with Community Day. 14 —————————————————————————————————————————


Third Annual Joey Fabus Superhero Run Over DIPG 5K Event Starts at Bethel Park Senior High School The Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation will hold its Third Annual "Joey Fabus Superhero Run Over DIPG" 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Bethel Park Senior High School. Race day registration begins at 7:30 am with a 9:00 am start. On May 15, 2014, 8 year old Joey Fabus was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor located in the most essential part of the brain, the brain stem. Considered rare, DIPG attacks approximately 300 children per year. Every child diagnosed with DIPG will die from DIPG, usually in less than a year. On January 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, Joey Fabus died because of DIPG. DIPG is considered a rare cancer and more research is needed to help find a cure. The Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation uses funds raised to help with that research. After our first 5K in 2015, the foundation donated $50,000. After last year’s 5K, we donated another $21,000. This will be a great morning of strength and inspiration as the community comes together to fight the monster that is DIPG. We encourage you to wear a superhero shirt, mask, cape etc. Joey loved Captain America among other superheroes, but everyone that knew Joey realizes that he was the closest thing to a real superhero any of us has ever known. Please visit to register for this event. Registrations accepted up until race day, but early registrations can secure discounted pricing as follows: • Prices through August 31,2017: $25/adult, $15/child, 12 and under • Prices between September 1, 2017 and September 10, 2017: $30/adult, $15/child, 12 and under • Prices between September 11, 2016 through Race Day: $35/adult, $15/child, 12 and under • 1-Mile Walk: $15 through September 16, 2016. Race Day: $20 To make a donation to the Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation please visit For any questions about the event, please contact Jonna Burke at 412-251-7395 or

Bethel Art Guild Fall Meeting Scheduled for September 7th 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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Slovak Food Booth Helps Raise Funds at Charleroi Event On August 12, 2017, local First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) Senior Branch 111 of Charleroi participated in Matching Funds Activities to benefit the Festival of Nations Fundraiser at Mary, Mother of the Church in Charleroi, PA. Slovak foods, featuring homemade perogies, halushki, and halupki were prepared and sold in the Slovak booth. The booth raised over $2,500 plus the additional $600 from the matching funds.

Helping out at the Slovak food booth are, Fr. Gerry Mikonis, Lodge members; Elaine Weiss, Brittany Claybaugh, Donna Mocilan, JoAnne Mocilan and Eileen Claybaugh (far right). Also pictured are Sherry Wilkinson and Chairwoman Barbara Lombardi.

Montour Trail Paved Parking Lot Completed in Clairton The new asphalt paved Montour Trail parking lot at the Clairton trailhead (MP46.6) was completed late in July with the painting of lines and the installation of parking stops. Other trail amenities include a portable toilet, water fountain (for three season use), bulletin board, map box, landscaping and a butterfly garden.

ELIZABETH FORWARD AREA COMMUNITY CHORUS LOOKING FOR SINGERS Adult Singers The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus is looking for interested adult singers for our Christmas Concert. Practices are Sunday evenings from 6:00 -8:30 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. First practice will be held on September 10. Cut-off to sing in this concert is September 24.

Youth Singers The Junior Chorus is looking for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who are interested in singing at the Christmas Concert. The first rehearsal for Junior Chorus is on Sunday, September 24 at 4:45 pm at Bethesda Church in Elizabeth. There will be information for parents and a rehearsal for the children. Christmas Concert dates are December 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Call 412-7510526 or go to for more information.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Honors Volunteers Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) honored 134 volunteers in attendance during the Hospital’s 2017 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Aug. 4 in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. In her opening remarks, Erin Sinko, MVH’s manager of Concierge Services, praised the volunteers for their untiring willingness to support the hospital. “As I look around this room, I see so many MVH unit clerk Jackie Ingram (standing) poses with her fellow members of the helping hands — people very willing to share their time and talents with the Mon Valley Quilters Club including (l. to r.) Elaine Harmon, Shirley Kobelak and patients, visitors and staff at JoAnne Hoffman. The Quilters Club Monongahela Valley Hospital.” The volhandcrafts Linus blankets that are unteers included men, women, teens and donated to MVH patients. children who demonstrated an unparalleled spirit of giving. Some of the adult volunteers in attendance assisted MVH patients and employees in dozens of departments and units ranging from Anesthesiology to Food and Nutrition Services. Others raised money or handcrafted outerwear, blankets, shawls and treatment gowns. The youngest volunteers recognized were members of Girl Scout Troop #52425 of Finleyville. The girls conducted a community collection Some of the members of Girl Scouts and made MVH the recipient of the Troop #52425 pose for a photo prior to the start of the luncheon. items. The groups of volunteers recognized included: • “Ask Me” Greeters • On-call Chaplains • Members of Epiphany of Our Lord of Monessen • Members of First Christian Church of Charleroi • Girl Scout Troop #52425 of Finleyville • Members of Linwood Lutheran Church • Members of Mon Valley Quilters Club • Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Monongahela • Members of Our Lady of the Valley of Donora • Victory Hill Ladies Auxiliary • MVH’s Safety Team • Zonatas of Washington County For more information about volunteering at Monongahela Valley Hospital, contact Erin Sinko at 724-258-1444 or

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DOWNTOWN WEST NEWTON INC. ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EVENTS Annual Brew and Food Fest The 2nd annual "Brew and Food Fest" sponsored by Bloom Brew featuring 'Shot of Soul' will take place at Simeral Square on Saturday September 30. Tickets are just $12 which includes your admission to the beer tent and 3 drink tickets. If beer is not your thing you are still welcomed to stop by and enjoy the food and music and just pay $2 a person at the gate. We also will have a selection of great homemade foods on hand including stuffed cabbage, pierogies, kielbasa, hot sausage, and warm pretzels. The $12 tickets for the event are on sale now at Bloom Brew and Gary's Chuck Wagon located in West Newton. (Please note your drink tickets will be presented to you upon checking in at the gate). For more details please check out our website, Face Book page or calling our office at 724-872-0100.

Annual Rockertoberfest Car, Truck and Bike Cruise The annual "Rocktoberfest Car, Truck and Bike Cruise" will take place on Saturday October 7 at Vine Street Park and Gym located at the corner of 5th and Vine St. from 12 noon until 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 11:00 am in the gym. There will be plenty of homemade cabbage rolls, pierogies, kielbasa, hot sausage and desserts on hand. Registration is $5 per vehicle and must provide proof of ownership. Come early to get your dash plaque there are a limited supply and trophies will be awarded at 4:00 pm. For more information please call 724-8720100.

Miracle on Main Street Just a reminder Miracle on Main Street will soon be here. This year's event will be held on Saturday November 25. Our craft and vendor spaces are already filling up fast. So if you would like to have a registration form please contact Aaron at 724-872-7193

Monongahela Valley Hospital Presents Three-Part Cancer Survivorship Series When a cancer diagnosis is received, a new chapter in life begins for people that can bring worries and fear. To help people be better prepared, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will host a three-part survivorship series about life after cancer. The survivorship program is part of the Innovations in Medicine Living Well Series and will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 19. All sessions will be at 6 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center and last approximately one hour. Participants will receive free parking and light refreshments. The programming for the sessions will include topics on radiology testing resources, steps after diagnosis, life after diagnosis, financial issues, survivorship, nutrition and exercise. For more information or to register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333.

McMurray Art League Plans Fall Classes The McMurray Art League would like to invite you to join their fall classes. They have many classes scheduled for the fall and winter. These classes are taught by wellknown artists and are a wonderful opportunity. The schedule and fees can be found at In addition, we offer studio time on open days and many interesting activities during the year, including an art show in October at the Galleria. Come join us! 16 —————————————————————————————————————————


Bentleyville Public Library Receives Donation From Range Resources

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Pictured are Kylie Sanders Public Affairs at Range Resources, Laural Ziemba Director of Public Affairs at Range Resources, Jim Fazzoni Board Member of BPL, Yvonne Baker President of the Board of the BPL, Charlotte Carpenter Acting Director of BPL, Christina Kramer Public Affairs at Range Resources.

Kelly Sanders, Public Affairs from Range Resources Corporation presented a check to Yvonne Baker, President of the Bentleyville Public Library in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Bentleyville Public Library. This generous donation will help the library to continue to serve the local community as well as the surrounding communities.

GriefShare Group Available in Belle Vernon GriefShare is a group of friendly, caring people who have lost someone to death. This local GriefShare group will begin on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 from 6 :00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. and will run for 13 sessions until Sunday, December 10th. (excluding Sunday, November 26th - Thanksgiving break). All are welcome to join at any time during this cycle! GriefShare is located at the Gospel Alliance Church, 1011 Fells Church Road in Belle Vernon. For additional information or questions, or if you would like to register so we can get you a workbook, please call the Facilitator, Crystal Buchmann at 207-615-2030 or email her at You can also visit GriefShare’s website at:

Hunter Safety Class at Rostraver Sportsmen’s Club Rostraver Sportsmen's & Conservation Asociation is hosting a Hunter Safety Class on Saturday, September 9. The class is free to all who may need the class to hunt this year. Interested parties need to first register on the PA Game Commssion website. The Rostraver Sportsmen's & Conservation Asociation is located at 559 Cedar Creek Road, Belle Vernon, PA. For more information, please contact the Club at 724-872-4399.

Our first “Game Film Event”, to show and relive Donora Dragon football games from the 1960’s with former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans – a “Return to Glory” is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, September 23, 2017 at the Croatian Club (Cro Club) in Donora located at 329 Castner Avenue. Everyone from all eras is welcome to attend. The games will be shown in the club hall with food and drinks available for purchase. 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. Prior to the Game Film event at 3:00 p.m., we encourage you to visit the Smog Museum at 595 McKean Avenue to see our rotating exhibit titled “History of Donora Dragon Football” that will feature photos, game balls and programs, lettermen’s jackets and leather helmets. After a good understanding of where football in Donora got its start, we’ll head up to the Cro Club to watch some games, swap stories and have a good time. Follow the “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum” and the “Donora Cro Club” on Facebook for future updates.

Seeking Cerini’s Harley Davidson Photos And Stories One of the many interesting stories from the early days of Donora is the founding of the Cerini’s Harley Davidson dealership that was opened in 1920 and was once considered the oldest family-owned Harley Davidson dealership east of the Mississippi River. The original storefront still exists on Meldon Avenue, but is no longer open for business. Recently, we received a few photos and artifacts related to Cerini’s, but there is so much more to learn. If you have Cerini stories, advertising items, T-shirts, clothing or any other memorabilia that you would like to donate to the Donora Historical Society to better tell the Cerini Harley Davidson story, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have old photos that you would like to share, but do not wish to donate, please keep in mind we can scan them and give them back. Our goal one day is to be able to tell a comprehensive story on the Cerini Family’s entry into the motorcycle industry in its early days and successful business in Donora.

Fall Cement City Home And Walking Tour Date Set Our fall Cement City Home and Walking Tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th at 1:00 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. It is encouraged to 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, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”


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Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation Will Host Annual Town Hall Meeting

Reviewing plans for the upcoming Town Hall meeting are (seated, L to R) : Amy Brown, Emma Polonoli, and John Cattaneo. (Standing, L to R) George Eckert and Tish Cardis..

Washington Co. Commissioners: (L to R) Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughn, and Harlan G. Shober, Jr.

The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) announces its 11th Annual Town Hall Meeting. The event will be held on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 PM at the Monongahela Fire Department Social Hall. This year’s topic is “What do the Washington County Commissioners have planned for the MonValley?” Chairman Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughn, and Harlen Shober, the Washington County Commissioners, have been invited to be the panel. Anthony Lombardi, former CEO of The Monongahela Valley Hospital will serve as the moderator. The Commissioners will present their visions for the Mon Valley followed by a question/answer session. MARC is inviting the public to attend this meeting and to address any concerns to our County Commissioners. Light refreshments will be served by MARC members following the discussion.

Construction Postponed on Greenock Buena Vista Road (SR 2017) Bridge in Elizabeth Township Allegheny County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership Construction for the Greenock Buena Vista Road (SR 2017) bridge, which spans Wildcat Run in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County has been postponed until further notice. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of August 21 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. This bridge is referred to as JV-426 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project. The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists. 17 —————————————————————————————————————————— 18 —————————————————————————————————————————


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47th Annual Covered Bridge Festival Kicks off the Autumn Season in Washington and Greene Counties

Held on the third weekend of September, this annual tradition is the official kick-off the fall festival season. This year’s event is presented by EQT and will be held on September 16 and 17. The festival features 10 historic covered bridges located throughout Washington and Greene Counties. Each of the 10 festival locations offers a charming atmosphere and an array of activities, including handmade arts and crafts, homestyle food, historic re-enactments, demonstrations, children's activities and live entertainment. Each bridge is sponsored by a local community group, guaranteeing a unique experience. Choose your destinations based on location and events, including civil war re-enactments, horse and wagon rides, petting zoos, historic village tours, live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts and home-style foods. Kids will especially enjoy the face painting, train rides, zip lines, bounce houses and more! Admission and parking are free with many locations offering handicap accessible parking. For a map of the festival and schedules by location, go to For additional info or questions, please contact the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency by email at You can also visit their Facebook page at valPA/

WASHINGTON COUNTY COVERED BRIDGES / FESTIVAL SITES • Brownlee Bridge McGuffey Community Park • Ebenezer Bridge Mingo Creek County Park • Henry Bridge Mingo Creek County Park • Hughes Bridge Amwell Township • Krepps Bridge Mt. Pleasant Township • McClurg Bridge Hanover Township Park • Pine Bank Bridge Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Village • Wyit Sprowls Bridge East Finley Township Park GREENE COUNTY COVERED BRIDGES / FESTIVAL SITES • Carmichaels Bridge Carmichaels • White Bridge Garards Fort

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Mingo Creek ECO Presbyterian Church’s Celebrates 235th Anniversary Church Giving Back to the Community by Holding a Community Picnic By Heather Latorre Did you know that former United States President Harry S. Truman delivered a speech a Mingo Church? Did you know the church is 235 years old? On Sunday, October 1, 2017 the Mingo Creek ECO Presbyterian Church will hold a Community Picnic from 3 5:00 p.m. Come out to learn about the church’s history with free food Mingo church is one of the most historic and fun for the kids. Our local churches west of the Allegheny Mountains, the current sanctuary was constructed in 1831. first responders will be honored guests as well. The event will be held rain or shine at 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville, on the corner of route 88 and Mingo Church Road. Mingo church is one of the most historic churches west of the Allegheny Mountains. In the days when Indians hunted in this area, adventurous settlers counted among their blessings the right to worship God. As early as 1774 the bravest of the Mingo Creek settlers gathered near the present site of the Mingo Church, posted sentries, and began the services of Christian worship which have continued there uninterrupted to this day. Services were even held in bitter winter weather until a place was selected which partially sheltered the congregation, and where a log pulpit was erected and logs furnished those in attendance a seat. In 1788 the Old Mingo Meeting House was erected on the site of the presentday manse. The current sanctuary was constructed in 1831, with the curved wall added in 1903. American evangelist Billy Sunday held revivals in this pulpit and yes, President Harry S. Truman did deliver a speech here as well.

Pot Luck Quilt Show Set for Mon Valley YMCA Members of Mon Valley Quilt Club are sponsoring a “Pot Luck Quilt Show” at the Mon Valley YMCA on Friday, September 15, from 9-5 PM and Saturday, September 16, from 9-4 PM. There will be over 100 quilts and related items on display in the Joe Montana Gymnasium. In addition, member challenge quilts will also be on display. Quilt Club members participate in several public service programs including Project Linus quilts, donations to a women’s shelter and a scholarship for a graduating senior majoring in an art related field. This year’s scholarship winner was Laura Bussey from Bentworth High School. She will be attending California University of Pennsylvania. Chairperson for this year’s show is Joanne Hoffman. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 6 PM. Contact Hoffman about club information at the Mon Valley YMCA, 724 483-8077. Mon Valley YMCA is conveniently located at 101 Taylor Run Road along Route 88 between Monongahela and Charleroi.

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Roscoe Lions Club Presents iPad to Local Boy

Pictured for the presentation at the Allenport Municipal Building is President Jim Giffen, Vice President Doris Rider, and Rachael Wilkenson who assisted the Roscoe Lions Clubs’ members in choosing the recipient Dylan Lyncavage.

Roscoe Lions Club presented an iPad to Dylan Lyncavage to assist him with his education. Dylan is the son of Joyce and Terry Steele of Roscoe.


Cancer Support Group ‘Naomi’s Children’ Offered in Monongahela The Cancer Support Group "Naomi's Children," sponsored by The Church Of Jesus Christ, has been set up by Terri Nath and Melissa Cherry, to help those suffering with cancer of any age and their caretakers. Nath and Cherry, both cancer survivors, nurses, and deaconess' say their goal and hope is to help those going through this journey and others by listening, supporting, praying, and teaching them how to Melissa Cherry Terri Nath live with a "New Normal". Meetings are held the second Thursdayand the last Thursday of each month, at 6:00 PM at the Hidden Treasures Store in Monongahela. Those that attend have cancers of all kinds, not one specific type, but many of our problems and side effects are the same. We all support and help each other. If you are unable to attend those meetings, you can see what was discussed on their Facebook page "Cancer support group Naomi's Children."

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CHARLEROI ROTARY CLUB - QUARTERLY NEWS The Charleroi Rotary Club has had a busy spring and summer. On April 23, 2017 the club hosted “An Afternoon of Pasta, Wine, and Chocolate” at the Ripepi Winery in Carroll Township. Owner Rich Ripepi paired different types of chocolates with selected wines. The pairing session was preceded by a tour of the winery and vineyard, appetizers, and a pasta dinner. Members of the Rotary Club donated the pasta, salad, appetizers, and chocolate. Rotary President's pins were exchanged at a Proceeds from the dinner will recent meeting of the Charleroi Rotary Club. be used to fund club programs Pictured are outgoing President Donna Ramusivich, for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. District 7330 Governor Steve Arnowitz, and incoming President Todd Pappasergi. Guest speakers covered a variety of topics at the monthly Tri Club meetings. Topics discussed were Bipolar Disorder; Breathe PA.; and the Salvation Army. In student news, Charleroi High School graduate Alexis Weber was awarded the Rotary Club’s annual scholarship in the amount of $500. Alexis was honored by club members at the regular meeting held on July 19, 2017. She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and will major in Middle School Education. Layla Koon was once again chosen as one of the winners in the Rotary Peace Art Card contest. This contest is open to all middle school students in District 7330. Layla’s work was recognized at the District Conference in June, and she will be honored at an upcoming meeting. Finally, the Rotary year concluded with the exchange of pins between the incoming and outgoing Presidents. Outgoing President Donna Ramusivich thanked all of the members for a good year and for the successful fundraisers that had taken place. Incoming President Todd Pappasergi said that he wants to build membership and hopes to bring about more involvement for the club with the Charleroi Area School District by supporting programs such as Harvest Bounty. The exchange of pins and installation ceremony was performed by club member and incoming 7330 District Governor Steve Arnowitz. The Charleroi Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at 12:05 in the Back Porch Restaurant’s Side Door Lounge in Lower Speers. For membership or program information, please contact Club Secretary John Helfenstein at 724-494-3195. 21 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Pleasant Hills Retired Men’s Luncheon Group to Host NFL Official as Guest Speaker The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills invites area retirees to attend our September 21st luncheon. The guest speaker at this luncheon will be Dale Hamer an NFL official who will speak about his experiences officiating in the NFL. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. The cost for lunch is $8 and is payable at the door. This luncheon will be held at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, located at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Please make your reservation to attend this luncheon by calling the church office at 412-655-2000. 22 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Monessen Fire Dept. #1 Hosts Annual Firemen’s Convention

Veterans Honor Roll Sought for Union Township Park Donations Needed From Local Residents An effort is underway to try and raise funds to install a Veterans Honor Roll at the recently renamed Union Township Veterans’ Memorial Park on Brownsville Road. There are 240 veterans from the Finleyville and Union Township area who served and gave their lives for our country. This Honor Roll would be a tribute and recognition for their sacrifice. Finleyville resident William Castor who helped facilitate the renaming of the park on Brownsville Road is leading the effort to install the Veterans Honor Roll. "I am getting help from businesses in our area, and also from the Veteran’s club, but we could really use donations from our residents," said Castor. He added that the estimated cost for a new Veterans Honor Roll for the park is about $8,000. This is a great way to honor and memorialize the local veterans who are no longer with us. If you can make a donation to this worthy cause, please write out a check made payable to: Union Township Veterans’ Memorial Park, and mail it to: William Castor, 3464 Fawn Valley Lane, Finleyville, PA 15332 Residents and businesses who can contribute to this cause are encouraged to contact William Castor at 724-348-7016 with any questions or for additional information.

Country Fair Event at Round Hill Church in Elizabeth Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth will hold its "Annual Country Fair" on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The public is invited to join us for a day of fun and activities including: • Flea Market • Silent Auction • Bake Sale • Country Store • Craft Sales • Free Kids Games and Activities • Food, including Chicken & Biscuits Dinner (Eat In or Take Out) PayPal and Debit Card payments will be accepted. Proceeds from the event will benefit our Missions Fund. The church is located at 2150 Round Hill Church Road, in Elizabeth, PA 15037. For questions or additional information, please call 412384-5889, or visit our website at, or our Facebook page at

The Adorabulls band performed at the Firemen’s Festival.

Fire Dept. #1, Fire Chief Joe Altemara and wife Nicolette. Nicolette deserves credit for planning the Festival and Parade.

By Jill Runfola On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the Monessen Fire Dept. #1 hosted the Annual Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Association Convention. A parade of fire trucks, classic cars, politicians, bagpipers, and marching bands travelled down Donner Ave., from 12th street to the Social Hall. Over 100 vehicles took part in the parade. A firemen’s festival followed outside the Social Hall at Eastgate 15 in Monessen, with plenty of food and refreshments. The band 'Adorabulls' entertained guests with live 80’s rock music, and a Fireworks show concluded the evening at 10 pm. The Convention is held in a different city throughout Western Pennsylvania every year.

Kittaning Firemen’s Marching Band took part in the parade.

This old-time Monessen Fire Truck was one of many fire trucks participating in parade.

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Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church to Hold Festival in Celebration of 150 Year Anniversary Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church will celebrate their 150th anniversary with a good old fashion Church Festival! This celebratory event will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM. The Festival will be held on the front lawn of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, located at 2200 Buena Vista Road, McKeesport PA 15135 (Elizabeth Township).= Please bring your family and invite your friends to come enjoy our delicious Chicken and Rib BBQ with Haluski and Pierogi sale along with all the festival fun from 150 years ago to present day. Great music, old fashion games including the dunk tank, bingo, Cake walk. Gift baskets, raffles and prizes! Fellowship and fun for the entire family. For questions or info please call the church office at 412-751-8479.

Free Square Dance in Clairton on Sept. 8 Dance your way to a healthy life! All families, couples and singles are invited to a free Square Dance sponsored by the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 8:00 to 10:30 pm. The dance is held at the Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 North 6th Street, Clairton. This is the Wilson area of Clairton. After a brief instruction, every one will be able to dance. Free refreshments will be served. Square dance lessons will start on Thursday, September 14th from 7:30 until 9:30 pm. Each lesson is $5. For more information call Fran at 724-3316386 or Jean 724 872-1509

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Apple Fest and Log House Days Set for Sept. 26 in Elizabeth Township

The 8th Pa. Regiment of the Continental Line will pitch their tents at the Greenock Log House site to provide hands-on experience with living history Folk singer Rubbie Greenawald

Talk With a Doc: “What’s New in Shoulder Surgery” Allan Tissenbaum, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park 1551 Mayview Road Upper St. Clair, Pa 15241

Greenock U.M. Church in Elizabeth will perform at the Greenock Township will hold "Apple Fest" and "Log U. M. Church’s Apple Fest House Days" on Saturday, September 26. The two events will occur directly next to each other at 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road. Apple Fest will be held from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm, and will feature BBQ pork, chicken and side dishes, apple dumplings, baked goods and folk music. The Greenock Log House Days will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include host colonial reenactments and vendors. The 8th Pa. Regiment of the Continental Line will pitch their tents at Step up to the Greenock U. M. Church’s the adjacent Greenock Log House site to provide hands-on experience with living Apple Fest featuring BBQ pork and chickhistory. Log house tours will be given to en plus haluski, cole slaw and pasta salad. Homemade apple dumplings are the showcase restoration efforts by the biggest attraction for this annual Elizabeth Township Historical Society community event in Elizabeth Township. that include period windows, doors and chinking. Funnel cakes will be available along with vendors showing and selling Americana crafts and interesting items. Artists or crafters interested in participating may call 412-751-5389.

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

Budget Before You Buy It’s virtually impossible to know what price home you can afford if you are not fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month. Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and retirement fund contributions? Next, look at your expenses. What are your necessary expenses? How much are you paying each month toward your debt? What expenses do you have that wouldn’t be deemed necessary? How much money do you have left (if any)? This will help you see how much breathing room you have in your current budget, what expenses might be on the chopping block and the money you have available for additional home and mortgage expenses to buy a home. Consider the potential costs of being a homeowner. While rent payments are generally straightforward and

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predictable, there are a few things you want to include in your budget. Property Taxes: The amount of property taxes will vary depending on the area in which you are purchasing a home. Remember, these amounts can be subject to adjustment periodically by the county, municipality or school district. Homeowner’s Insurance: Lenders will require you to have proof of insurance prior to closing. The amount you pay will depend on your level of coverage, your property and the location. Insurance costs can and do increase over time. Private Mortgage Insurance Premiums (PMI) or Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP): If your down payment is less than 20% on a conventional mortgage, your lender will require you to pay for Private Mortgage Insurance. If you have an FHA Loan, you will be required to pay Mortgage Insurance Premiums throughout the life of the loan. Homeowners Association Fees: Not all homes have Homeowners or Condominium Association Fees. Purchasing a home in an Association will add anywhere from as low as $50 to upwards of $800 or more a month, depending on the Association type, the amenities and location. Maintenance Fees: Ah, the pitfalls of being a homeowner. The costs that normally fall to a landlord such as fixing broken plumbing or a non-functioning furnace will now fall on your shoulders. Some financial advisors recommend setting aside 1% of the home’s value annu-

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ally for maintenance. Utility Costs: Unless your rent included the cost of your utilities, this is already an expense you’re used to paying. However, if you are moving into a bigger home with less energy efficient appliances, you should be prepared for increases. Start living like a Homeowner: If you want to avoid experiencing sticker shock after your home purchase is complete, start living like a homeowner now. Consider your current rental or homeownership costs and compare them to your target price point. Can your current budget handle the difference? Are you still able to pay for your necessities plus shore up your financial future with both short-term and long-term savings? Or do you find yourself desperate by the end of the month? This approach will allow you to get used to the change before the stakes are higher. It can also help you put more money toward your future home purchase. Next tackle your debt. There are advantages to beefing up your debt repayments now: You can lower your monthly payments, increase your credit score and improve your chances of being approved for your mortgage loan.

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North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Pictured celebrating the NBV Community Bank Park anniversary are (Front, L to R): R.J. Sokol, NBV Council; Craig Ambrose, NBV Mayor; Barb Day, NBV Council; Jack Curran, NBV Council; (Back, L to R): Jeff Lopinsky and Marcie Schlegel of Just A Tavern.

NBV Community Bank Park Volunteers: (Kneeling, L to R): Kaida Massey, Abigail Bibis, Lee Anne Bucher, Lynn Sokol; (Standing, L to R): Dylan Bucher, Cody Ambrose, Shannon Ambrose, and Emily Pollock.

By Jill Runfola The North Belle Vernon Recreation Commission held a one year anniversary celebration for the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Festivities included a Firemen's Parade, food, entertainment, a soccer exhibition, raffles, live music, facepainting, crafts and more. “The one year anniversary means we are still moving forward, and we have not failed," said R.J. Sokol, NBV councilman, Rick/Ray Bank performed and chair of Parks and Recreation. great music at the event. "We’ve had many wonderful, positive experiences at NBV Community Bank Park since it has opened.” Sokol, who played a big part in gathering funding for the renovation of the park, which re-opened on August 21, 2016 added, “I owe many thanks to many different people and companies from all over the United States. NBV still needs funds to properly maintain this wonderful facility, so we are always fundraising and asking for help.” For more information about park events and supporting the park, please visit NBV Community Bank Park on Facebook.

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Public Forum in Jefferson Hills to Address Shale Gas Drilling The Jefferson Hills Democratic Party is sponsoring a public forum on the impact of shale gas drilling in our local communities on Monday, October 23, 2017. The forum will be held from 7 PM to 9 PM in the Large Community Room adjacent to the Jefferson Hills Library. Residents from Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and West Elizabeth are encouraged to participate . For additional informtion, contact jhdemocrats@ The Jefferson Hills Democartic Party will also be meeting on Monday,September 25, 2017 from 7 PM to 9 PM in the Large Community Room adjacent to the Jefferson Hills Library.

Bethel Art Guild Preps for Meeting and Art Show October will be a busy month for the members of the Bethel Art Guild (“BAG”). Along with their regular business meeting and guest speaker, they will be preparing to participate in the first Art show of the season. The October meeting will be held on October 5 at 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Chuck Percherke of Summerset, PA. Chuck graduated from the Ivy School of Professional Art, where he developed his shills as an industrial display designer. He has designed record albums and has expanded his art field to working with several local recording studios that produce music CD’s. In the Bethel Art Guild, membership gives you the ability to show your work at art shows and exhibits. “The Galleria Fall Art Show” has always been a wonderful venue for doing just that, this year it is scheduled for Oct. 6th -15th. If you have art hanging in the show you get a chance to do; “an artist sitting”. This gives the public a chance to meet the artists, and gives the artist a chance to network with other local artists, the public and art collectors. Many art works are sold at this venue. Join us on Thursday October 5th at the Bethel Park Community Center.

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MON VALLEY YMCA SEPTEMBER PUBLIC PROGRAMS Flu Shots by Rite Aid Wednesday, September 27 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Bring your health insurance card. The shot is covered under most insurances. Flight 93 National Memorial Coach Bus Trip Friday, September 29 • 9:30 a.m. - Pickup at the Charleroi Chamber Plaza Parking lot. • 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Lunch at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Somerset, PA. • 1 p.m. - Arrive at Flight 93 Memorial. • 4 p.m. - Depart from Flight 93 Memorial. Cost: $25 (lunch not included) Register and pay at the Business Office or online at or call 724-483-8077 by September 20.

Benefit Fundraiser for Bernie Buchak Sandy The Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association will be holding a benefit fundraiser for Bernie Buchak Sandy on Saturday, September 9, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. at the Russian Club in Donora. There will be a Chinese auction and small games of chance along with entertainment provided by Galiffa Productions. Ticket price for admission is $5 per person.Bernie is a Ringgold graduate that suffered a C-5 vertebrae and severe spinal shock due to a swimming accident. Currently Bernie is undergoing rehabilitation at Harmarville Rehab. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help with the medical expenses that the Sandy family has incurred. For more info or find out how you can help call 724-379-4889.




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NEWS FROM THE PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT The Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department’s schedule for Session 5 will run for 8 weeks and runs from September 5 through October 31. Class information and registration can be found on the website at New Classes: • JumpBunch Pre-K Multi Sports Ages 3-5 years • Babkcakes- Music programs for ages 3-5 years • Cardio Pump Express – 45 minutes of cardio • HIIT and KICK 1 hour of cardio conditioning – Wednesdays • Mini Me Music – Music for ages 1-3 years

Volunteers Needed For Haunted Trail 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 miss out! Call or email for details and to sign up! Meeting Dates/Times: Sept. 13 @ 7 p.m.; Sept. 20 (meeting time TBA); Sept. 27 @ 7 p.m.; Oct. 4 (walk through) @ 6 p.m.

Concerts & Special Events Peterswood Park Amphitheater Sun. Sept. 10 - 1 p.m. Scott & Rosanna (Acoustic Folk/Rock) Sun. Sept. 17 - 2 p.m. “The Big Bad” Children’s Theater provided by Abbey Players, Youth Theater Sun. Sept. 24 - 1 p.m. Well Strung (Bluegrass) with Caustelot Creamery Cinnamon Rolls (food truck)

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Charleroi Area Historical Society Hosts Mon Valley Quilters Club The Charleroi Area Historical Society (CAHS) hosted the Mon Valley Quilters Club (MVQC) at their most recent meeting with a program that provided some history, much discussion, and appreciation of the displaying of the work from club members. Visitors also brought quilt projects they are working on or quilts collected as family heirlooms. The MVQC Quilt Show will be held on September 15 and 16 at the Mon Valley YMCA. At the MVQC Quilt Show, there will be 150+ quilts (and The members of the Mon Valley Quilters counting) on display, plus vendors, Club brought quilts and projects with them workshops, and opportunities to "win" to discuss during the recent CAHS meeting. prizes! One of them will be a beautiful quilt made by club members. Light refreshments were provided at the CAHS meeting by members of the Board of Directors, and the quilting ladies were thanked for a very informative, enjoyable and attractive presentation.

Play Bocce and Horseshoes For Free at South Park!

Teen Talent Show Ages 12-18 Do you have a special talent and love performing in front of an audience? We are looking for singers, dancers, comedians, actors, magicians, and other individual and group acts to perform! Prizes will be awarded. Contact Lisa Morris at 724942-5000 or email to sign up. Day: Saturday, September 16 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Amphitheater, Peterswood Park Audition: Thursday, September 7 @ 6 p.m. Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 7

Donora Smog Museum to Host Special Guest Speaker The Donora Smog Museum has a guest speaker coming to the Donora Public Library on Tuesday, September12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Mr. Patrick Alberts: Senior Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer for the Monongahela Valley Hospital. If you have any questions, you call 724-2851078 or 724-258-1234. This event is open to the public free of charge. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the speakers question and answer segment. All programs are free of charge.

The Friends of South Park, Allegheny County Parks gifted two bocce courts and two horseshoe pits at Edgebrook field (down from the black and yellow playground across the street at the field used for crickett). These gifts were made possible due to all of the fund raisers that the Friends have sponsored throughout the year. All bocce balls and horseshoes are located in the gang box by the bocce courts free of charge! Please just return when finished. There is a shade umbrella courtesty of the “bocce babes” league for your enjoyment as well.

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SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM MANTLE HOUSE MISSION Mantle House Mission, 132 S. Water Street, West Newton, is a non-profit transitional home for homeless young adults, located across from the beautiful Yough River and open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pictured (L to R) Monessen Mayor Mavrakis, Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission Exec. Director Colleen Hughes, and Police Chief John Mandarino are well-acquainted and engage in friendly conversation.

The Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission: (pictured L to R) Julie Lovis, Prevention Coordinator; Diane Chopyak, Executive Assistant; Chuck Chappell, Commission mobilizer; Lisa Miller, Director of Fiscal & Prevention Programs; and Colleen Hughes, Executive Director.

By Jill Runfola With a night that almost did not happen because of earlier thunderstorms, the Monessen Night Out at City Park was a success! The event, promoting police and resident awareness, was held on Friday, August 4, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, on the Monessen Walking Track. Sponsored by the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission in partnership with the police department, the event was about giving local police officers an opporVicki Caterino, Monessen resident, tunity to engage and interact with local introduced herself to Police Chief business and organizations. John Mandarino and shared a Colleen Hughes, Executive Director of warm first meeting. Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission explained that everyone who introduces themselves to an officer receives an envelope which contain tickets for raffles, free food, and a chance to win bikes or other prizes. Julie Lovis, Prevention Coordinator for the program says that the event strengthens community and officer relations. The evening featured a police car parade at 5:30 pm on Grand Blvd., as well as games, prizes, food, and music. Over 200 people attended the event. All proceeds benefit the Monessen Police Department.

Spaghetti and Meatball Fundraiser in Monongahela Set for Oct. 1 St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela will hold a Spaghetti and Meatball fundraiser on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The dinner will benefit Deacon Al Poroda who was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Proceeds of the dinner will be used to help pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance. The event will take place in the Madonna School Cafeteria located at 731 Chess Street from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Dinner will consist of spaghetti and 2 meatballs for adults, spaghetti and 1 meatball for children, salad, bread and butter and dessert. You can eat in or take out. A beverage will be included with eat in dinners only. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10 years old and is free for children 4 and under. For information and to preorder tickets please call the parish office at 724-258-7742.

September 9 - Mantle House Mission’s First Annual Auction Lee Hostetter, Auctioneer. Visit or visit Mantle House Mission Facebook page for pictures. There will also be food, a sidewalk sale, cake auction, and Chinese auction! Join us for fast-moving fun with something for everyone. If you regularly come for the work day, consider coming to help set up at 8 a.m. Other Events • Mondays at Mantle House are classes offered every Monday night at 6 p.m. September - Fleece blankets, jams and jellies, or fall centerpieces. • October 6th and 7th - Five Year Anniversary Celebration - Enjoy food, music, a Chinese auction, activities, bake sale, children’s activities, dinner tickets, and a variety of vendors . Watch for details. Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed on a daily basis. The Mission’s needs are for all store functions, cleaning and organizing some items, repair, intake of items, etc. We are also in need of organizers for events, such as for phone calls for donations, volunteers, and other event planners. We frequently require gift cards of various denominations for auctions, resident’s needs, and daily purchases of household items. We have been very blessed with all that we receive. Mantle House Mission appreciates the volunteers that come and those that supply offerings. Business of the Month Mantle House Mission has the honor of being selected by Rostraver Chamber of Commerce as their Business of the Month for August 2017. With so many wonderful businesses to choose from, we are so thankful and truly humbled by their decision. For further information or questions please contact Mantle House Mission at 724-872-1800 or or find us on Facebook.

SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB Lecture on Understanding Loss and Grief The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on September 19, 2017 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Dr. Lillian Meyers, Clinical Psychologist. Her topic is "Caregivers Understanding of Loss and Grief." All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Carol at 412 885-0367 for more information.

Scholarship Fund Card Party The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold their 18th annual scholarship fundraiser card party on Saturday September 30, 2017 at South Hills Country Club from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds are for the nursing scholarship fund. The club has awarded over $270,000 since 1962. You can play cards, silent bingo, or just socialize. Admission is $30, which includes lunch and door prizes. Contact Betty at 412-655-9420 for the luncheon tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door; all seats are reserved. Tickets for Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and a mystery box raffle will be sold at the event. The public is invited to attend. Valet parking.

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Cover Story: Mon River Towns Partners with Other Local Entities to Host Historically Themed Kayaking Trip (Continued from page 1)

oninvolved with this project decided they wanted to be able to interpret the history of the Whiskey Rebellion because of its little-known status as a major historical event. ‘Bowie’ refers to musical artist David Bowie, whose career spanned several decades from the late 1960s through the 1990s. Though 200 years separate the events of the Whiskey Rebellion from the music of David Bowie, there’s a common thread there in the theme of rebellion. “When we decided to focus this on the Whiskey Rebellion, I kept thinking about rebels, and the David Bowie song ‘Rebel Rebel’ popped in my head when we were talking about it,” said Amy Camp, consultant for this project. She continued, “There isn’t any direct connection between David Bowie and the Whiskey Rebellion, but we thought it would be a nice hook and it could be interesting and silly and fun.” The trip began at 3 p.m. Participants got in the water, began to paddle, and stopped along the way for historic interpretations. Every time there was an interpretation, there was also music to accompany the history. Once the paddle was

over, participants docked at the Aquatorium for dinner, where Wigle Whiskey also had bartenders with cocktails that were Bowie-themed as well as whiskey samplings. Prohibition Pastries catered the event. Mon River Towns endeavored to include local small businesses, as there were snacks from Triple B Farms, and the group hired a local photographer and area interpreters. The event was well-received, and sold out with 27 participants, a trip leader, and two other assistants. The program met its goal of raising awareness of the Monongahela River as an asset and a paddling choice for regional residents, as many commented that they’d never thought to paddle on the Mon, but this trip gave them the opportunity to do so, while learning something at the same time. “We've hosted kayaking trips in the past, but this was the first with a theme and story to tell, live music and interpretation, and a dinner,” said Camp. “It was important to us to provide a memorable experience, which we believe that we did, mainly by sharing history in a fresh way, while still honoring the history.”

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Friends of South Park Library Seeks Members Membership Drive Underway! First Meeting Of New Fiscal Year Since their fiscal year begins July 1st, the Friends of South Park Twp. Library will hold their first meeting for new fiscal year at 7 PM, September 13th, in the library. They will discuss last minute details of FRIENDS participation in September 16th Community Day. Also on agenda is their pending book sale to be held October 12, 13, 14 in township Community Room.

Membership Drive Underway! The Friends will be 44 years old in October. They hope many residents, businesses will join them in this celebration, by promoting their existence with a membership in their organization. Over the years, the Friends have raised thousands of dollars, which all went to the library in furniture, books, equipment, speakers, fitness classes special holiday parties; children's, adults, teens programs; sponsored 2 book sales per year. It is so important to have their annual drive for membership in order to continue to do good things for our library. The Friends are hoping many of you will join them NOW or renew your membership NOW. Membership is for one year. Family membership $15, Individual $10 and business $30 or more. A form must accompany your check or cash. To get a form stop at library or go to FRIENDS' website to obtain a form. Just print out form and mail to: Friends of South Park Twp. Library, 2575 Brownsville Rd., South Park, PA 151229 Friends' site address is

South Park Community Day The Friends of South Park Twp. Library will once again have a lollipop game booth at South Park Community Day. Their game, which is always popular, is "PICK A POP, FIND BLACK DOT" for 25 cents for kids ages 2-12. If and when a black dot is found on end of lollipop stem, child will receive an age appropriate gift from FRIENDS. If no dot is found, kiddo still gets a good tasting lollipop for 25 cents. Good deal. Anyone older may purchase a "pop" for 25 cents, but they don't qualify for a prize. FRIENDS' booth is usually located near township and library booths at entrance of building. The Friends hope parents, grandparents , that are attending Community Day with young children, will look for their booth and stop to play their games. A special surprise Halloween box games is also available for a donation to the Friends/library. Inside their Halloween decorated box are very SPECIAL little gifts. For a donation you can have your child stick their hand in this box. See what wonderful surprise comes out of this box!

BBQ During Annual Fleatique Knights of Columbus Council 2600, St. Damien of Molokai, will be sponsoring their famous BBQ during the Fleatique on The Mon, Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot. Featured items include 1/2 rack & full rack pork ribs; pork chops; 1/2 lb. hot sausage burger; 1/2 lb. lean hamburger; 1/4 lb. big dog; 1/2 chicken; hot or mild homemade BBQ sauce. Bring two or more pairs of gently used or new shoes and get $1 off price of food. Shoes are being sent to third world countries to support them.

Fall Project Council 2600, St Damien of Molokai, is collecting gently used and new shoes of adults and children until November 30. You can drop the shoes off at St. Damien Parish on Main Street, Monongahela. Shoes are being sent to third world countries to support them.

The Cow Rescuer! On July 28 and 29, 2017 Finleyville was engulfed by heavy rains and flood waters. The flood water rose fast, and overwhelmed an unsuspecting cow from the Lenik family farm in Finleyville. Fortunately, Sherene Gorski of Finleyville, quickly sprang into action and saved the cow from any further anguish!

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Modernettes Win National Baton Twirling Championships...... AGAIN! Juvenile and the Senior Modernette Corps were victorious in every event in which they competed.

2017 SENIOR MODERNETTES: BOTTOM ROW: Captains: Breanne Wenk, Katie Seibert, Cayla Caviris 1ST ROW: Riley Gloeckl, Kendyl Seibert, Kayla Baldinger, Elizabeth Trost, Bayleigh Novotney, Brooke Janusey, Emily Klein, Darah Augenstein. 2ND ROW: Taylar Bolds, Alexis Kiesling, Lauren Foster, Sarah Ott, Joel Claudio, Katiemarie Owens, Victoria Smith, Katie McGrath, Kira Greer. 3RD ROW: Tiffany Melani, Carissa Caviris, Sarah Drain, Meah Watson, Troy Kraly, Marinda Scott, Jenna Nymick, Sydney Varga, Mandy Cooper, Reese Watson. Not Pictured: Taylor Mikelonis — Poms — Madison Bartone, Nicole Klein, Amelia Skrown, Rachel Willig

The Modernette Baton Corps, located in Library/South Park, Pa., recently returned from the National Baton Twirling Championships at Notre Dame University, South Bend Indiana. This annual event known as “America’s Youth On Parade” is sponsored by the N. B. T. A. (National Baton Twirling Association). The Juvenile and the Senior Modernette Corps were victorious in every event in which they competed.

2017 JUVENILE MODERNETTES: Bottom Row: Captains: Ella Zelinsky, Liberty Cooper. 1st Row: Jennifer Lawson, Gianna Guzek, Co-Captain Alaina Smith, Alyvia Sohyda, Abigail Mahan. 2nd Row: Makayla Yee, Abby Lyda, Alayna Banks, Izabella Stratthaus. NOT PICTURED: Poms — Brooklyn Brett, Chela Miller, Lyla Miller, Savannah Reigner

Switzerland, and 2015 in Italy. The Senior Modernettes also competed in the National Pom Pon Championship Competition at Notre Dame and won the Senior National Pom Pon title and the Grand Pom Pon Championship and the right to represent the U.S.A. at the World Championships in Norway in the Spring of 2018.

Junior Modernettes Senior Modernettes The Senior Modernettes won the Senior Show Corps With Props Competition and were victorious in the Grand Corps Finals earning the right to represent the United States at the World Championship in Norway in the Spring of 2018. The World Championships are held every three years. The Senior Modernettes have represented the U.S.A. at all nine World Championship Competitions dating back to 1990 and have won 8 Gold and 1 Silver in International Competition. World Competitions were held in 1990 in Holland, 1993 in France, 1996 in Italy, 2000 in England, 2003 in France, 2006 in Holland, 2009 in Belgium, 2012 in

The Juvenile Modernettes competed in the Juvenile National Show Corps With Props Competition and the Juvenile National Pom Pon Championship Competition and won both National Championships. The Juvenile Modernettes are under the direction of Leeann Chamberlain and Tina Tomlins. The Senior Modernettes Corps Director is Sherry Vignoli-Parisi (daughter of Modernette founder, the late, Ruby Daugherty). For information about joining the Modernettes and/or for performances, call the Ruby Daugherty and Sherry School of Dance at 412-414-4540 or 412-8359626.

Bereavement Seminar and Support Dinners Planned at Canonsburg Hospital The loss of a loved one takes a toll physically, emotionally and spiritually. Progression in healing comes as one better understands the grieving process. Canonsburg Hospital offers a bereavement seminar running September 13 through October 18. Each Wednesday evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. Chaplain Catherine Peternel, Director of Pastoral Care, will be the facilitator. There is no charge for the seminar. To register for these classes, please call 724-745-6100 ext 4118. Additionally, a bereavement support dinner will be held at Canonsburg Hospital on September 15. Sharing a meal with others who understand the challenges of the loss of a loved one can be beneficial. The cost for the dinner is $8. To RSVP, call by September 11 to the above number.

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CHARLEROI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS Irwin's 'Lamp Theatre' Manager to Give Presentation The Charleroi Area Historical Society is excited to welcome guest speaker John Cassandra, Manager of the Lamp Theatre in Irwin at its September 18 program meeting. In 1937 the Lamp Theatre opened in downtown Irwin and for nearly seven decades entertained the residents of Irwin borough. However, in 2004 the Lamp had succumbed to the financial pressure brought on by corporate theater chains and closed its doors. Following the closure of the Lamp Theatre, The Westmoreland Cultural Trust took ownership of the Theatre and put plans in motion to re-open The Lamp as a performing art center and movie theater. But on March 5th of 2009 the Irwin Hotel, which sat in the neighboring lot since 1885, had a grease fire that blazed through the 124 year old building and caused damage to the Lamp Theatre, which put plans to reopen on hold. Not long after, a small but dedicated group of people joined together to form the 'Relight the Lamp Committee' to help raise funds to maintain and re-open the Lamp. In March of 2013 the Theatre was sold to the borough of Irwin with a whopping price tag of $1.00. The Irwin Project, a non-profit dedicated to the betterment of Irwin, then became the fundraising arm of the project Volunteers from Irwin and the surrounding area began demolition on the interior of the Theatre. From this point The Lamp had over 300 volunteers who worked tirelessly for over 3000 hours to finish the Theatre. Almost two years later, in August of 2015 The Lamp re-opened its doors with comedians Ryan Ben and Adam Schreck performing a mix of sketches and improv. During this year of “soft open” The Lamp has entertained thousands of patrons as volunteers continued to work diligently to finish the work left over from its major renovations. August 27th of 2016 marked the Grand Opening of a fully renovated Theatre with the return of A Hard Days Night, a Beatles Tribute. Come and hear John Cassandra fill in the parts of the story which led up to the re-opening of the theatre and the current success the Lamp is experiencing. Looking ahead to October 23's program: Members of Washington Co.'s own National Duncan Glass Society and Museum tell the story about George Duncan and Duncan & Miller glass. Mark your calendars now. The Charleroi Area Historical Society programs are held in Riverside Place in the SPHS Center, Chamber Plaza across the RR tracks in Charleroi. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The program begins at 7 PM with light refreshments. Admission is free to everyone. For more information, call the Society at its historical headquarters, the Gaoziou Print Shop, 807 Fallowfield Ave. at 724-483-4961

"See You At the Pole 2017" Global Event Encourages Student Prayer For the over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. See You at the Pole™, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. See You at the Pole™(SYATP) is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. See You at the Pole™ is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event. Whether you attend public school, private school, or home school, gather your friends wherever and whenever and pray! Join in with students all around the globe, in very time zone! SYATP day is committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for this generation. See You At The Pole day is on Wednesday, September 27. For more information, visit —————————————————————————————————————————— 33

Annual Brian Anselmino Memorial Golf Outing Set for October 6 The 2017 Brian Anselmino Memorial golf outing will be held on Friday, October 6, at Lindenwood Golf Club in Canonsburg. This annual event was put together to honor the life and legacy of former New Eagle and Canonsburg resident Brian Anselmino, and to raise funds for two annual scholarships for local high school students. Anselmino, a Ringgold High School and Duquesne University standout basketball player and Canonsburg community volunteer, died in an automobile accident in 2014. His love for his family, friends, co-workers and volunteering his time with youth will never be forgotten. The Brian Anselmino Memorial Fund (BAMF) has been established so that his life's work and passion can continue. All proceeds from the golf outing will benefit the BAMF which provides two $5,000 scholarships annually to Ringgold and Canon-McMillan School Districts. Come out and enjoy a day of golf with Brian's family, friends and supporters in remembrance of a great son, husband, father, friend and individual. For more information, please visit the website If you have any questions, or would like to make a monetary donation, or volunteer for the Brian Anselmino Memorial Golf Outing, please contact us via email at:

A memorial golf outing is being held on October 6, 2017 in honor of former New Eagle and Canonsburg resident Brian Anselmino.

Brian Anselmino Memorial Golf Outing When: Friday, October 6, 2017 Where: Lindenwood Golf Club, 360 Galley Rd. Canonsburg. PA 15317 (Phone: 724-745-9889) Time: • Registration and continental breakfast: 7:45 am – 8:45 am • Buzzer start: 9:00 am • Hot dog lunch at the turn • Dinner; auctions; raffles 2:00 – 4:30 pm Format: 4-Person, Best Ball Scramble Cost: $130 Per Golfer (Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner) Dinner Only: $40 Per Person

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South Park Women’s Club 24th Annual Craft Show

The South Park Women’s Club will hold their well-attended craft show on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The show will be held at the Home Economics Building both inside and outside. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show will feature over 50 skilled crafters who offer a wide variety of homemade craft items and promises a nice selection for the shoppers. In addition to the crafts, there will be a bake sale, raffles and a Chinese Auction, as well as a variety of delicious refreshments to purchase for lunch or to take home. Admission is FREE. Come, Shop and stay for lunch! All proceeds benefits the Club’s ongoing community activities. If there are any questions, contact Kathy at 412 833-1266 or

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

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(Deadline for entries is September 12)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the 47th Annual Covered Bridge Festival? Who recently celebrated 70 years of marriage in Pleasant Hills? What is the name of the new boutique that opened in Monongahela? 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 August Pizza Puzzler contest!

Brenda Moore- McMurray • Stefanie Wassel - Monongahela

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'Pure Gold' To Perform At Saint Sebastian Church Octoberfest in Belle Vernon The St. Sebastian Church Octoberfest Committee is excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the annual Octoberfest Dinner Dance featuring the popular band 'Pure Gold'. The dinner dance will be held October 7, 2017 in the Versa Room at the Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon. With signature acappella vocals and four-part harmonies, Pure Gold delivers diverse sounds and musical styles with a stage presence that transcends audience ages and backgrounds. Pure Gold doo-wops their way through the decades, performing material from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as a blend of blues, standards and original material to highlight their unique talents and range. Tickets to the Saint Sebastian Octoberfest Dinner Dance are $50 each and include a catered dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance with seating selection on a first come first served basis. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Tables of 10 may be reserved if paid in advance with table location determined by date of purchase. Doors will open at 5:30 with dinner at 6pm. Pure Gold takes the stage at 730 pm. To purchase tickets, please call the St. Sebastian Parish Office at 724.929.9300. The deadline to purchase tickets is 5:00PM, Friday, September 29, 2017. Octoberfest will continue on the Saint Sebastian Parish Grounds on Sunday, October 8 from 12 noon until 7 pm. There will be ethnic and tailgate food for sale, games for adults and children, a basket auction and vendors. In addition to entertainment, the Steeler game will be shown on a big screen television. The parish grounds are located at 801 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA. For additional details, call the parish office at 724.929.9300

Save the Date! St. Thomas A’ Becket to Hold Annual Golf Outing on Oct. 9 St. Thomas A’ Becket Parish is sponsoring its 11th Annual Golf Outing at the South Hills Country Club on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017. This annual one-day event has raised over $310,000 for the parish. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the St. Thomas A’ Becket Recreation Center. This project entails the renovation of the old church to become a recreation facility for the youth of St. Thomas A’ Becket Parish. Registration fee is $200 for a single golfer, or $800 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. The golf outing registration fee includes range balls, golf, cart, lunch, cocktails, dinner, drink ticket and prizes. Live entertainment will be provided by Chris Higbee founder of PovertyNeck Hillbillies. Registration, sponsorships and credit card payments are accepted online at: Payment and registration forms can also be mailed to Ben Huber at 118 Pleasant View Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Checks are to be made payable to St. Thomas A’ Becket Church. Non-golfers are welcome and encouraged to attend the dinner for $45 and take part in the raffle, auction and entertainment. For more information, please contact Ben Huber at (412) 650-1505.

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South Park Board of Supervisors Makes Approvals, Continues Developments on Stormwater Systems By Colette Dell On August 14 at 7 p.m., the South Park Board of Supervisors held their monthly board meeting and discussed the following topics. • The public hearing concerning the tentative planned residential development, located on Snowden Rd., has been rescheduled from August 14, 2017 at 6 p.m. to Monday, December 11 6:30 p.m. • The next Board of Supervisors meeting, which will be held on September 11, has been moved to a later time due to the September 11 event that will be held that evening. The public hearing regarding the transit oriented overlay development will begin at 8 and the regular meeting will immediately follow the public hearing. • The two agreements between SHACOG and South Park Township, which define the terms and conditions for administration of the projects identified as the Highland Ave. Storm

Sewer Project and the Grant Street Area Storm Inlet Rehabilitation Project, were approved. Additionally, The Board approved of the Memorandum of Understanding, by and between the Allegheny County Conservation District and South Park Township, which is a joint agreement to control erosion and prevent sediment pollution. The memorandum will also serve as a basis for stating the role of each party in administering municipal ordinances in relation to erosion and sediment pollution control, as well as MS4 permit compliance. Authorization was given by the Board for the preparation and advertisement, for the amendment of an ordinance that will prohibit the parking of construction trailers, truck trailers, trailers, motor homes, buses, boats, boat trailers, portable storage units, etc. on any of the Township’s roadways. A few training requests have been scheduled for some of the Township’s officers. Sgt. Shannon Henrich and

Monessen Mayoral Candidate Discusses Collaboration With Pittsburgh Mayor Pictured are Democratic nominee for Mayor of the City of Monessen, Matt Shorraw (Left) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. The two discussed potential collaboration between their municipalities in the future. Pittsburgh and Monessen share similar industrial histories, and Pittsburgh capitalists and philanthropists were instrumental in Monessen's founding, in 1898.

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Officer Brian Rucienski will be attending “Close Quarter Combat” and “Patrol Rifle Instructor.” Officer Richard Griffith will be attending the 2017 Pennsylvania State Collision Reconstruction Seminar. The Library Director, Amanda DeKnight, will be attending the 2017 Pennsylvania Library Conference on October 15-18, which will be held in Pittsburgh, at a cost of $345. A payment request submitted by Lawson Excavating, in the amount of $81,900, for the project identified as the 2017 Point Repair Contract, was approved. The following are some of the latest developments for this month’s MS4 Report, regarding the stormwater systems in the Township.

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Local People News Three Area Boy Scouts Honored at Eagle Court Ceremony

McMurray Student Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Boy Scout Troop # 4 held an Eagle Court ceremony at St. Louise de Marillac Church in Upper St. Clair on Sunday, August 6th. Three Scouts received the rank of Eagle Scout at the service which was attended by family and friends. Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout were John Martin, Kevin Martin, and Casey Lentz. The new Eagle Scouts were presented Pictured (from left) are: Gene Eckman, representing award certificates, personal the Elks, the three new Eagle Scouts - John Martin, U.S. flags, and a personal Kevin Martin, Casey Lentz and Tom O'Brien, Elks/Scouts pin by the local Scoutmaster of troop # 4. South Hills Elks Lodge # 2213. Every potential Eagle Scout must complete a special community service project as the last hurdle to his attaining this highest scout ranking. Casey Lentz's project consisted of refurbishing the front porch of the local American Legion building in Bethel Park which included concrete work, pressure-washing, purchasing new vinyl railing and some landscape work. John Martin's project consisted of collecting, cleaning, repairing, and packaging medical mobility equipment for shipment by Brother's Brother Foundation to third world countries in need. Kevin Martin's project consisted of organizing and funding, sorting and packaging, and shipping gently used clothing to Tres Islas Orphanages. As a sideline to this story, the Martin brothers, now have a total of five Eagle Scouts, including their father, in their immediate family!

This past January, Kasmier Moncheck, joined the six percent of Boy Scouts who achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Fourteen year-old Kas began scouting as a Tiger Cub in Pack 1313, which is sponsored by St. Benedict the Abbot Church in McMurray, PA. As a Cub Scout, Kas earned the Arrow of Light Award, the highest attainable award in Cub Scouts. Since his crossover to Boy Scout Troop 1313, Kas has advanced through the ranks at an impressive pace. Attendance at National Youth Leadership Training prepared Kas for his roles as Assistant Patrol Leader, Chaplain Aide, Troop Guide, Kasmier Moncheck Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. He is a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society. Kas also proudly earned the Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, and Ad Altare Dei Catholic Awards. To date, he has earned sixty-six merit badges. Having been adopted from the Republic of Belarus in August 2003, Kas wanted to, “give back to kids who started out just like me.” For his Eagle Project, he organized a collection and delivery of toys, books, formula, and non-perishable food items for the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh. Additionally, he oversaw the construction and delivery of two bookshelves. Kas plans to remain active in Troop 1313 and is looking forward to attending the National Scout Jamboree in July of this year.

Pleasant Hills Resident is National Jr. Miss Reigning America Susan Fancsali, of Pleasant Hills, was recently crowned National Jr. Miss Reigning America in Myrtle Beach, SC. She is a grad student currently working on two masters degrees, one in Business and the other Legal Studies: Law and Public policy at California University of Pennsylvania. She is also a grad assistant at the university as well. This summer she is interning for a local State Representative. She is the daughter of Kim and Paul Fancsali also of Pleasant Hills.

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Bethel Park Resident Elected to WBN Board of Directors Barbara DeJohn, of Bethel Park, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Women's Business Network, Inc. (WBN) to serve a two-year term. Barbara graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 with a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering. While attending Pitt she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and continued to serve over 20 years as the sorority's advisor. In 2016, she was given the honor of being entered in the Greek Hall of Fame for her long-time service to her chapter. She currently works as an Account Executive for Colonial Life Insurance Company. Barbara is a member of the Mt. Lebanon Chapter of WBN and in Barbara DeJong her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. Women's Business Network was founded in 1989 and has over 400 members in 23 chapters located across Southwestern Pennsylvania. WBN’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information, visit

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Former Pleasant Hills Couple Celebrates Seventy Years of Marriage

Wedding Day photo of Ethel and Bill Slater on August 11, 1947

Ethel and Bill Slater still holding hands after 70 years!

A 70th wedding anniversary is a rare event involving great genetics and a little bit of luck to have both husband and wife surviving into their nineties. On August 11, 2017 Ethel and Bill Slater formerly of Pleasant Hills will celebrate their seventieth wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Homestead on Bill’s 25th The family of Ethel and Bill Slater birthday. Bill turned 95 on gathered on August 12 to celebrate. their anniversary and Ethel is 93. Bill was a P-38 pilot in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Following the war he had a long career with U.S. Steel during which he rose to the position of Superintendent at Carrie Furnace. Ethel and Bill currently reside together at Mt. Lebanon Rehab and Wellness Center. The couple have five children, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Their five children, Pat, Beth, Bill, Tim and Dan, gathered on August 12 to celebrate this momentous occasion with a cookout at the residence’s outdoor pavilion and grill area. Both Bill and Ethel still enjoy a good grilled hot dog! 37 —————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— 38

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Business & Merchant News GRC August Business of the Month is Mantle House Mission

Pictured are (l-r) the staff and volunteers at Mantle House Mission: Paula, Marci, Melody, Jodie, Kelly and Kelli.

The Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRC) is pleased to name Mantle House Mission as its August Business of the Month. The Mantle House Mission is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a loving home environment to homeless or near homeless young adults 18 - 24 years old. They provide housing and assist with independent living skills, and provide resources and mentoring to help meet the physical, behavioral, and spiritual needs of those they serve. Entrance into the Mantle House is temporary and transitional. The Mantle House Mission Resale Store is located at 132 South Water Street, West Newtown and is a stately Victorian house with 2 levels on treasures, collectibles, flea market items, a book store and children's room. Store hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of items in the resale shop benefit the transitional home for young adults. The Mantle House Mission will be celebrating their five year anniversary, Oct. 6th and 7th with events and activities. Watch for details. For more information about the Mantle House Mission, call 724-872-1800 or visit

GRC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS 2 Girls & A Griddle 1309 Fayette Ave., Belle Vernon, PA AVON – Maria Martin Monessen, PA Barton’s Flowers and Bake Shop 311 S 2nd Ave., Elizabeth, PA Bilsky-Bruner Insurance 3496 Pittsburgh Rd., Perryopolis, PA Country Hammer Moonshine 5846 Library Rd., Bethel Park, PA Dapper by Salon Eye Candy 540 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, PA Drone Division, LLC. McKeesport, PA

Perked Up Café 530 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA River House Café 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA Sit-A-Spell Perryopolis, PA STRIVE Performing Arts 406 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA Vinoski Winery 333 Castle Dr., Belle Vernon, PA For more information about membership, call 724-929-3329 or visit

MVRCC October Luncheon Will Feature Speaker from PA State Chamber Jennifer Reis, Manager of Government Affairs of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry will be the keynote speaker at the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce member luncheon on October 10, 2017. The luncheon will be held at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center, Monongahela Valley Hospital, in Carroll Township. Registration and networking begins at 11:45am and the luncheon will conclude at 1:00pm. All business owners, legislative offices, municipalities, school districts, community leaders and Chambers of Commerce are invited to attend this Jennifer Reis, Manager important informational meeting of the MVRCC. of Government Affairs, PA Responsible State spending, health care, taxes, and Chamber of Business education are among the issues facing the business and Industry community, and the Pennsylvania Chamber works to advocate legislation that positively addresses these issues. “Our Chamber is a charter member of the PA Chamber,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director. “And we are pleased with their efforts in advocating for our business community,” she added. $18 per person will be charged and a token for the parking garage is included in the registration fee. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber at 724483-3507 or by on line registration at

Monaghan Foundation Donates to Help Autism The Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation recently donated to the Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism, in Connellsville, PA. The Center is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic and provides children and families of southwestern Pennsylvania with state of the art educational and behavioral treatment. Shown in the picture making the presentation are (L to R): Seated Virginia Monaghan, wife and Board member and Michelle Cunningham, hospital CEO. Standing, second row Sandra Monaghan Rantovich, sister and Board member. Standing, back row Vicki Meier, hospital's director of development; Jim Kline, friend and Board member; Ted Barnett, friend and Board member; George Rantovich, brother-inlaw and Board member and John Andursky, hospital CFO.

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September 7 Grand Opening, 9 a.m.

November 3 - Legislative Lunch at St. Clair Country Club

Xfinity’s new office will host a grand opening in their new location in the strip mall at the Corner of Ft. Couch Rd./Route 19, across from Whole Foods. Come join us!

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at 12 p.m. Speaker from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Cost is $25. Get an update as to what is happening in our legislature, what is the impact on business and our schools and what we are facing for 2018. Hopefully, the budget should be complete and we will know where the deficit stands. This is the voters’ opportunity to let their voices be heard. For more information, contact the Chamber at 412-595-8361 or go to to register. Shop local begins September 30 at the races. Sign up for the planning committee!

September 30 September Brewfest Library Fire Hall, 5-10 p.m. Buy and name your own horse and enjoy dinner, set-ups and beer. $25 and $2 bets. Shop Local Business Champ $100 will let you sponsor a race, name a horse and jockey, and potentially win a “saddle of benefits” and you will be the Shop Local Champ for 2017. Call the Chamber for more information or email

Monongahela Valley Hospital and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Announce Contract Agreement Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield today announced a multi-year contract that will ensure Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield members in Washington County will continue to have access to the quality care provided by MVH, as well as medical imaging services, primary care and women’s health physicians and specialty services such as cancer care, orthopedics, cardiovascular rehabilitation, nephrology and surgery. “We are happy to announce this agreement and look forward to continuing to serve Highmark members in Washington County,” said MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr. “One of the benefits of being an independent, community hospital is that Monongahela Valley Hospital accepts most insurance plans and people can receive expert care without worrying about their insurance coverage.” In addition, Highmark members will continue to have access to MVH’s Same Day Surgery Center, Center for Children's Rehabilitation and Occupational Health Services. "As we work to ensure continued access to high-quality and affordable care for our members, we are pleased to have Monongahela Valley Hospital in-network for our members and customers in Washington County," said Tom Fitzpatrick, senior vice president of Provider Contracting & Relations for Highmark. "We will continue to work with health care providers to reach mutually acceptable agreements that are in the community's best interests."

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The Evolution of Wedding Cookie Tables! Monongahela Historical Society Will Host Presentation The Monongahela Area Historical Society will kick off its 2017-2018 year with a short business meeting to be followed by a presentation on the evolution of Wedding Cookie Tables. The meeting and presentation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Main Street in Monongahela at 7:00 PM. (Please use rear/Chess Street entrance). The presentation on wedding cookie tables will be given by local historian and documentarian, Laura M. Magone. In July 2017, Ms. Magone was tasked with driving “store bought” cookies to a cousin’s wedding in Indianapolis where homemade cookies were not allowed. Laura produced a short video on the subject and it has been viewed over 20,000 times on Facebook in three weeks. She is working on a wedding cookie table documentary and wedding cookie cookbook. During the presentation, Ms. Magone will trace the evolution of wedding cookie tables in Southwestern PA and Western OH by looking at ethnic groups that have had cookie tables over the years. She will talk about how the tradition is carried out today. The meeting will feature a wedding cookie table for guests to enjoy. Ms. Magone has a Facebook page called "TheWeddingCookieTable" and a website called There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. The public is invited.

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Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce - Member Spotlight Douglas Education Center

The staff at Douglas Education Center (pictured L to R) First Row: Janelle Imbrescia, Loretta Castana, Lauri Aston, Melody Gazdick, Kevin Fear, Kerry Timko, Michael Crosby, Kimberly Myers. Second Row: Jeffrey D. Imbrescia, Tom Savini, Jerry Gergely, Charlotte Kobaly, Debra Fosbrink, Diane Fox, William Ritter. Third Row: Patrick Walsh, Kristine Jadyk, Tony Baez-Milan, N. Renee McDowell, Debra Wise, Karen Nelson, Cody Ruch. Fourth Row: Michael Irwin, Jesse Lechok, John Sechrist, Bill Johnson, Marcinus Crampo, James Huba.

Douglas Education Center (DEC), located at 130 Seventh Street in Monessen, Pennsylvania, was established in 1904 as a business and secretarial school. The founder of the then Douglas Business College was Warren Douglas. Current owner, Jeffrey D. Imbrescia, has owned the school and has been CEO/President since 1989. Douglas School of Business was incorporated on January 31, 1977 and, thus, became Douglas School of Business, Inc. and began doing business as Douglas Education Center on February 20, 2001. Over 110 years ago, DEC opened its doors, committed to serving its students and helping them achieve their educational and career goals. Today, generations of students later, that commitment remains DEC’s top priority. The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce awards a scholarship annually to a student entering Douglas Education Center, with proceeds from the Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament. For more information on Douglas Education Center, please visit their website at

Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Plans Annual Fall Classic Golf Outing Golfer registration is underway and is open to the public for the annual GRC Fall Classic Golf Outing to be held Friday, September 22 at Cedarbrook Golf Course. The day features morning coffee and donuts provided by Keystone Bakery; shotgun start at 10 a.m.; lunch at the turn; on-course beverages; skill prizes; putting contest sponsored by Baker’s Waterproofing; 4 hole-in-one prizes compliments of All Seasons Travel, Big’s Trucking, MarBill Diamonds and Jewelry, and Performance Kayak; raffle baskets; door prizes; golfer gift; mini massages by Chaney’s Natural; 50/50; buffet dinner; awards to the top teams and more! To register or to provide a sponsorship or prize, please call 724-929-3329.

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Stoney's Beer Holds Launch Party at the Meadows Rebranding of Company Celebrates Rich Local History By Julie Kooser An old, malt favorite with a rich history in the area is being rebranded after the original family's recent purchase of the Jones Brewing Company in Latrobe, PA. The official launch party for Stoney's Beer, hosted by President Jon King and CEO John J. LaCarte, was held at Headliners Lounge in The Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Aug. 17. In attendance were potential distributors, President of Jones Brewing Company, friends and family of King and LaCarte, mingle at the Stoney's Beer Launch Party John King, speaks passionately about the A glass of Stoney's Light Beer. and a Rolling Stones cover band. at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino. brand at the Stoney's Beer Launch Party. According to LaCarte, the history of his to work for Jones Brewing and King's families are deeply intertwined with that of the brewery. Company to support his family and LaCarte's grandmother allegedly, Jones Brewing Company was originally called the Eureka Brewing during this time, babysat famous actress and Stoney's granddaughter, Company at its inception in 1881, selling “Eureka Gold Crown” beer Shirley Jones. to the miners that lived in the Sutersville, PA. The brewery was passed through the Jones family until 1988, when In 1907, William Benjamin “Stoney” Jones, King's great- grandfait was bought by Gabby and Sandy Podlucky. In 2002, the Podlucky's ther, allegedly won the deed to the brewery in a friendly poker game. moved the brewery to Latrobe, PA, but kept the Jones family brewing Stoney Jones, that same year, moved the brewery to Smithton, PA, traditions. The brewery eventually made its way back to the Jones where he met local livery owner and LaCarte's grandfather, Joseph family on March 31 of this year. King, great grandson of Stoney Jones, Ferrando. Ferrando partnered with Stoney Jones, hauling the beer in partnership with LaCarte, bought back the brewery and the tradewith his horses and wagons. marks to make and sell the beer brands. It wasn't long until alcohol prohibition was enacted in the United According to LaCarte, Stoney Jones was a diabetic, so Stoney's Beer Stated and Stoney Jones took his business “underground.” Only two still contains no additives, preservatives, or added sugars. Long time years later in 1922, Stoney's Son, William Benjamin Jones II was Brew Master, Greg King, emphasized the purity of the Stoney's Beer. arrested for hauling for the brewery. The crime cost him a $3,000 “It's made with only four ingredients: malt, hops, water, and yeast,” he bail, which, according to the Dollar Times Inflation Calculator, CEO of Jones Brewing said. Company, John J. LaCarte, would have been the equivalent to almost $42,000 today. And while this is “the beer your grandfather drank,” according to speaks on the rich history At the end of Prohibition in 1933, Stoney changed the name of the LaCarte, the brewery also aims to attract a new wave of consumers, the of the brewery and on brewery to Jones Brewing Company. During the 1930s, the two famStoney's Beer. millenials, with the new marketing slogan “Get Some Stones.” ilies became even closer. LaCarte's great uncle, at the age of 15, went 42 —————————————————————————————————————————


Monongahela Valley Hospital Introduces the Community Care Network

The Community Care Network Team of Monongahela Valley Hospital. (from left to right) Cheryl Brazelton, social work, Laine Greenawalt, nutritionist, Rhea Regul, navigator, Pam Suehr, RN, care coordinator, Kristen Graney, pharmacist, Lynda Nester, executive director, Megan Murphy, behaviorist, Susan Flynn, CEO Vale-U Health, Hailey Wiant, intern, Sarrah Park, navigator. Missing from the picture is Deborah Holman, RN, care coordinator and Kristen Cunic, CRNP.

As part of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s (MVH) mission to enhance the health of the residents of the mid-Monongahela Valley, MVH has created a new initiative called the Community Care Network (CCN). The CCN, which is available free of charge, has been developed to help people receive the best health care possible through a comprehensive series of care coordination and educational strategies. The CCN helps people transition to the next step of care and avoid readmission to the hospital. Whether it’s home or to a skilled nursing facility, rehab center or another hospital, MVH works to ensure a seamless continuity of care. The CCN consists of an interdisciplinary team made up of a medical director, CRNP, pharmacist, dietitians, social worker, behaviorist, and patient navigators. The team focuses on the signs and symptoms of chronic diseases and works with current care providers to help people understand and manage their care. The team also works with other community agencies to utilize all available resources to take medical follow-up care to a new level. The team, under direct medical supervision, can help ensure that people are following treatment plans and actually taking medications as prescribed. In addition, the CCN focuses on eliminating missed appointments with PCPs and specialists. With an emphasis on early detection, in-home monitoring can be provided to help identify changes in symptoms early on, which could eliminate unnecessary readmissions.

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Mon Valley Regional Chamber to Honor Area Business Leaders Annual Awards Event Set for September 7

Deborah Buck, the Chamber’s 2017 Shining Star is owner of Audrey’s Custom Draperies.

Dr. Umberto DeRienzo, Jr. and DeRienzo Family Practice will be acknowledged in the “Excellence in Business” award.

Prima Diva Boutique and owner Daneen Troup will receive the 2017 “Outstanding Business Development” award.

The Harvest Bounty Program at the Charleroi Area School District will be awarded the Chamber’s “Regional Service Award.” A host of teachers, staff and donors has made this weekend food program available to students in need. Founder Jane Staranko and Kathy Franks will be among those acknowledged for the tireless work and fundraising that makes Harvest Bounty possible.

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber will honor its finest at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony Lombardi Education Conference Center on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at its annual Awards Event. “The Chamber has recognized outstanding individuals and business since 1921,” said Deb Keefer, Executive Director. “And in 2017 we look forward to once again joining together to celebrate excellence, personal commitment, and community pride.” This year’s award recipients are: • Shining Star Award - Deborah Buck, Audrey’s Custom Draperies • Excellence in Business - Dr. Umberto DeRienzo, Jr. and DeRienzo Family Practice • Outstanding Business Development - Prima Diva Boutique, Daneen Troup, owner • Regional Service Award - The Harvest Bounty Program at Charleroi Area School District The reception style event begins at 5:30 pm with the award ceremonies beginning at 6:30 pm. Chamber members received invitations in the U.S. mail, however the public is invited to attend and may call the Chamber at 724-483-3507 to arrange for their reservation. Registration cost is $30.00 per person and can also be purchased on line at the Chamber’s website at Space will be limited so early RSVP’s are encouraged and there will be no on site registration.

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A New Boutique in Town! ‘Uncommonly Bella’ Opens its Doors in Monongahela

Helping Area Residents Cool Off and Relax Since 1977 Del Suppo Pools in Donora Celebrates 40 Years in Business By Christen M. Stroh

Uncommonly Bella offers a variety of handmade and vintage items. The new boutique is located where Vintage Valley used to be, at 168 W. Main Street in Monongahela.

By Christen M. Stroh Residents of Monongahela may have noticed a new business has opened its doors this past summer, and – like the name suggests – it’s anything but common. Uncommonly Bella, a new boutique, opened its doors to the public officially in May and has been busy promoting itself to its clientele ever since. Co-owners Bonnie Brand and Holly Biagini opened their business for a specific reason: to give the city of Monongahela something it didn’t have. “Looking at Monongahela, there are so many antique stores and thrift stores, and nothing like this. We wanted to bring something different to the community and to the Valley,” said Brand. The boutique features a number of vintage items as well as vintage-style items, and what sets it apart from other boutiques in the area is that it works to secure local vendors to sell handmade items. Currently, Holly, in addition to being an owner, makes handmade baby clothes, and there are several other vendors who sell their wares at Uncommonly Bella. Joni Simpson makes handmade pillows. Audrey Wones specializes in jewelry, making leather cuff bracelets, spoon bracelets, and beaded jewelry. Ron Pudlowski, a photographer, makes postcards of key points in the area. Megan Leech focuses on jewelry made with Swarovski crystals, and Jessica Weinstein contributes to the mix with her essential oils. Jennifer Kisiday specializes in soaps, lotions, and bath bombs, and Erin Liposky does paintings. Michelle Dusch makes painted glass items, such as wind chimes and wine glasses, and Susie Simpkins details T-shirts for both children and adults through screenprinting. There are even homemade dog treats, made by Judy McCurry. The shop also stocks flavored olive oils, flavored vinegars, candles, and so many other unique gift items. “What really makes us stand out is that no one else offers all the handmade items in combination with the vintage stuff,” said Brand. “We have a really nice combination of things that all go together really well and complement each other, and we’re always looking for new vendors to come in as well. At our store, it's not about wearing vintage to look like you're wearing a costume, but rather, incorporating vintage to create your own individual look.” Uncommonly Bella is located at 168 W. Main Street in Monongahela and is open Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They are occasionally open on Sundays as well. For more information, find them on Facebook or call 724-797-4855.

For Del Suppo of Donora, 2017 marks 40 years in business, and Del Suppo Pools is acknowledging the milestone anniversary all year long. Del got his start in the working world by beginning in the construction industry. Along the way, he learned how to build and install swimming pools, and he saw an opportunity to fill a niche in a market that hadn’t yet been tapped. Thus, Del Suppo Pools was founded in 1977. The company was originally just Del and his wife, Judy, working hard to estabTony Clement, who handles marketing, lish themselves and build a reputation for media, and sales at Del Suppo Pools, providing their clients with solid work stands in front of a banner in the store while building meaningful relationships. announcing the company’s Forty years later, the principals of hard 40 year anniversary. work and strong client relationships are still what drive the business, though the number of people employed has gone from two to 15 during the peak business season. The employees who work for Del Suppo Pools enjoy the family-like atmosphere that has been created over the years. Tony Clement, who handles marketing, media, and sales, said, “I enjoy working for a family-run business because I get to do a lot of different creative things in this role.” Diedre Rozik, who handles bookkeeping and accounting, shares that sentiment, stating, “The people who work here are very personable, and I like working close to home.” One of the people who first joined the staff is Del and Judy’s son, Buster, who got involved in the family business 30 years ago, in 1987. Today, Buster handles just about every aspect of the business in some capacity - from installation and part replacements to measurements and more. He also oversees marketing and bookkeeping, manages the laborers, and is onsite for all pool builds. The staff is not the only thing that has grown in the past 40 years. Three years ago, Del Suppo Pools moved its location to 26 McKean Ave. in Donora, not far away from its original location. The new location is bigger and more modern, built to specification and designed to showcase pools and spas, as well as water accessories. The business can also do water testing and analysis in-store so that clients understand how to maintain their pools and keep them chemically balanced and safe. As part of the year-long celebration of 40 years in business, the staff is wearing blue T-shirts with the dates of 1977 – 2017 on them. Customers have been receiving tumblers and drink cozies, as well, and to acknowledge the hard work that everyone has put in over the years, Del Suppo Pools is taking the staff to a Pirate game at PNC Park for a celebratory outing on September 2. For more information about Del Suppo Pools, visit them online at, call them at 724-379-5066, or email them at

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Valley Senior Club December Trip Planned The Valley Senior Club is planning a trip to see the Ten Tenors, "Joy to the World" show on Monday December 11, 2017 at Westminister College. Trip will include show tickets, Daffins candies, dinner at the Avalon Country Club, transportation, taxes and gratuities. For information call Marlene at 724-258-3950.


SEPTEMBER SENIOR LUNCHEONS AT THE VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER The Venetia Community Center, located at 800 Venetia Road in Venetia, will be holding two Senior Luncheons in September. September 14: 12:00 p.m. A musical program by Elizabeth Jefferies on the piano and group singing by all. September 28: 12:00 p.m. A guest speaker from the Mt. Vernon of South Park will be entertaining us with a game of prize bingo. We are sponsored by the “Washington County Aging Services & 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. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is usually provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. All area seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-8337111. Birthdays for September: Sue Goodson, Irene Gordon, Joyce Stricker and Alan Stricker. Anniversaries: Carolyn and Ron Dagg, Judy and Ron Heaps, Shirley and Ray Olenak

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Neighborhood Memory Café to Hold Meeting in the South Hills St. David’s Episcopal Church Hosts Social Event for Individuals with Memory Loss St. David’s Episcopal Church in Venetia will host September’s Neighborhood Memory Café, a monthly gathering for individuals who experience memory problems and their caregivers to socialize with others who are living a similar journey. The Neighborhood Memory Café will be held on Saturday, September 2 from 1-3 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church located at 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia, PA. A Neighborhood Memory Café is a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can come together once a month in a safe, welcoming space. The Neighborhood Memory Café hosted by St. David’s Episcopal Church on the first Saturday of each month. The event is free and open to people with memory loss and their caregivers. For more information, visit or contact Sue Schmidt, Coordinator, at

Banjo All Stars to Perform at Clairton AARP The next meeting of Clairton AARP #1612 is Wednesday, September 27 at Wilson Presbyterian Church beginning at 9:30 am. The group will be entertained by the Banjo All Stars. A hot sandwich lunch is offered for $3 for members and $4 for non-members. You can make a lunch reservation by calling Kathy at 412854-0594.

PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION SENIOR NEWS Senior Picnics/Luncheons Picnics/luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. 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. This month, enjoy pumpkin pancakes hot off the griddle! Day: September 13 - Harvest Brunch Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Shelter 4 – Peterswood Park

SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., in West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-4976. The manager is Jody Geletko. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call to receive our monthly email, then decide what days you would join us for lunch. Lunch reservations are due one week before each Tuesday. The center has a full beauty shop, Tuesday through Friday. Phone and ask for Judy. Daily card playing, pool, Wii bowling, card bingo at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, monthly grocery bingo, and speakers are part of what we offer regularly. Below is our schedule of events for September: • September 1 - Open house – all can attend, luncheon, and music by Liz and Duke. Appetizers, drawings, and baskets included. • September 8 and 9 – Bingo - we will be sponsoring bingo inside the gym during the WN Community Festival. • September 21 - Coffee and Canvas - 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. with Mr. & Mrs. Crawford, artists, to help you. $20 for all supplies. • September 11 and Sept 28 - Lunch and Casino - Lunch at the center at 11:30 a.m. Donation made for lunch at center - $10. Lady Luck Casino with $20 free play to follow in a 14-passenger van. Call and make your reservations. $10 returned to you by the casino as a gift card. • September 20 - Wheeling Casino - Lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the center. At 12:30 p.m. the bus will depart from the fireman's lot, Riverside Dr. Cost: $25. Cash held for people coming for lunch. To RSVP, call 724-872-4976. $25 free play from casino. • September 26 - Blackburn Center Speaker - 12:30 p.m. The topic is exploitation of seniors.

A small blood sample can detect diseases of major organs and the circulatory system. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 37-Function Multiphasic Blood Analysis Saturday, Sept. 23 I 7 to 10 a.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

Seniors for Safe Driving Classes Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on today’s roadways. Upcoming Local Classes: • September 28, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Recreation Department, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 • October 4, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Paramont Senior Living, Bethel Park, PA 15102 • October 12, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642 To register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245. To register online, visit

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YOUR HEALTH MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL SEPTEMBER 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, Sept. 5, 6 and 7 — MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., HealthPLEX. This program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. The program is three consecutive days. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, Sept. 6 — Living Well Series: LIFE AFTER CANCER “TESTING RESOURCES FOR CANCER AND STEPS AFTER DIAGNOSIS” - 6 p.m., ECC. Mammography/Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor, Ryan Gray, R.T. (R), C.T., M.R., will discuss the Radiology testing resources that MVH has to offer, the processes of certain radiology testing and what to expect. Director of Radiation Oncology, Debbie Burkhardt, R.T. (R), (T), (C.T.), will follow Mr. Gray’s presentation by discussing the steps that are taken after a cancer diagnosis is made from positive testing results. She will cover the additional testing and treatments that may be offered. Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 22 — 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. For more information, call 412-512-4718. Thursday, Sept. 7 — IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? - 6 p.m., ECC. 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 724-258-1333. Monday, Sept. 11 and 25 — 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. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, Sept. 12 — ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - 9 - 11 a.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. To regiser, call 724-258-1483. Tuesday, Sept. 12 — LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER® - 1 – 3 p.m., ECC. The American Cancer Society designed this program for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. All who register more than five days prior to the event will receive a makeup package valued at $200. To register, call 1-800227-2345. Tuesday, Sept. 12 — ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP - 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. Reservations are requested by calling 724258-1333. Tuesday, Sept. 12 — 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. Wednesday, Sept.13 — Living Well Series: Life After Cancer “LIFE AFTER DIAGNOSIS AND FINANCIAL ISSUES” - 6 p.m., ECC. Carol Manown, R.N., O.C.N. and cancer survivor, will present from her personal and professional experiences of life after being diagnosed with cancer. She will discuss how a cancer diagnosis changes your life. Bob McClure, will give with an overview of financial issues that arise from extensive treatments and the options that are available to assist our patients with bill payment.

Thursday, Sept. 14 — DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - 6 - 8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Room 120. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. Thursday, Sept. 14 — TALK WITH A DOC: “WHAT’S NEW IN SHOULDER SURGERY?” - 6 p.m., Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. Allan Tissenbaum, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopedic Group, will discuss “What’s New in Shoulder Surgery”. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Sept. 19 — AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR/ AED - 8 a.m. - noon, ECC. AThe fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Sept. 19 — BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: HARMONICAS FOR HEALTH - 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. To register, call 724-258-1226. Tuesday, Sept. 19 — Living Well Series: Life After Cancer “CANCER SURVIVORSHIP, EXERCISE AND NUTRITION” - 6 p.m., ECC. Oncology Nurse Navigator, Tricia Golden, R.N., C.M.S.R.N., will discuss what cancer survivorship is and the transition to the new way of life. Clinical Dietician, Krista Begonia, R.D., will focus on nutrition and how needs change during and after cancer treatments. Fitness Director at the Center for Fitness and Health, Chad Vorderbrueggen, M.S., C.P.T., T.P.I. Level III, will cover the exercise therapy program offered to cancer patients. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19, 20 and 21 — 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?” To register, call 724-2581483. Saturday, Sept. 23 — MULTIPHASIC BLOOD ANALYSIS - 7 - 10 a.m., ECC. This 37-function screening costs only $25 and is open to the public. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 20, and registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. Monday, Sept. 25 — WEIGHT CONTROL AND WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP - 6 p.m., ECC. The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. The sessions are designed to educate, inform and provide a well-rounded foundation of knowledge for long-term success. To register, call 724-258-1333. Wednesday, Sept. 27 — PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM - 5:30 p.m., ECC. The prostate cancer screening and education program is free. To register, call 724258-1333. Thursday, Sept. 28 — STROKE SUPPORT GROUP 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-2581455. Friday, Sept. 29 — APPLE/FALL FESTIVAL - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Outdoor Central Plaza and ECC. This annual event offers a variety of delicious foods including hot Italian combo sandwich with chips, baked potato bar, apple spring mix salad, and apple cobbler in the comfort of the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

MVH Offers a Multiphasic Blood Analysis Screening

MVH to Hold Prostate Education and Screening Program

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will hold its semi-annual Multiphasic Blood Analysis Screening on Saturday, September 23, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center on the hospital campus. The analysis is open to the public with a cost of $25 per person. Register Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. Registration is required and closes on Wednesday, September 20. From one small blood sample, 36 individual tests will be performed that can detect diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys and circulatory system. The screening will also include a full lipid profile.Other tests, including a blood test for diabetes (Hemoglobin A1C), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prostatic specific antigen (PSA), and Vitamin D will also be available for an additional cost.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. However, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive. In the United States, more than 2.9 million men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today largely due to early diagnosis. Monongahela Valley Hospital is offering a free prostate education and screening program Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. The program is intended for men ages 50-75 who do not already have a diagnosis of prostate problems.Appointments are limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1333.

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A: Colon and rectal cancer screening is a way in which gastroenetrologists check the colon and rectum for signs of cancer or growths (called polyps) that might turn into cancer. It is recommended by the American Gastroenetrology Association to start screening for colon cancer at the age of 50 years. The screening process begins earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps. Studies show that having colon cancer screening lowers the chance of dying from colon cancer.

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A: The “card test” as it is commonly called is a test to detect blood in stool. Cancers and polyps can bleed, so this test is performed to check for blood. Stool tests are the least likely to find polyps as compared to other screening tests. They can give a false positive reading in people who are healthy. If abnormal, your family doctor will recommend a colonoscopy. CT colonography looks for cancers and polyps using a special x-ray and does not require anesthesia or a scope. You will still need to undergo a bowel cleanse similar to a colonoscopy. The test can miss small polyps and if polyps are detected, you may require a colonoscopy for polyp removal. A Stool DNA test checks for genetic markers of cancer as well as signs of blood. It requires that you collect a whole bowel movement and ship it on ice to the laboratory for testing. The test was approved recently in August 2014. It is not widely available and it not clear if it will be covered by insurance. The information on this test is limited and it is not yet clear how it compares to other screening tests. If this test is abnormal, a colonoscopy may be recommended.

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

Pleasant Hills Public September Events


For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email Donations Matched During September Thanks to the generous support of the Jack Buncher Foundation, donations made to Pleasant Hills Public Library throughout the month of September will be matched! This September, libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show their Library some love by supporting and investing in their libraries. Please donate by check, cash, or online through the Library’s website: “Love Your Library” Kid Creations Monday, September 18 at 4 p.m. Show some library love by making your very own no-sew heart pillow and a duct tape Library card holder. A $5 donation per crafter is requested and will be collected at the event. For children and teens in grades 3 and up. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing

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

Baldwin Borough Public Library September News

KinderFlute Wednesdays, September 6 and September 13 @ 6:30 p.m. KinderFlute is a program perfect for children ages 4-9 that teaches them music and how to play flute through games and movement. We are offering two, FREE, introductory classes taught by a private flute teacher and certified KinderFlute instructor. Flutes and materials for activities will all be provided, with an option to borrow the practice instrument with a monetary deposit. Please see our program flyer for flute lessons available beginning September 23! Registration required. Borrow FREE Books, music, magazines & more! Monday, September 11 @ 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, September 12 @ 2 p.m. Come learn how to borrow and download FREE content directly to your device. The Library has FREE eResources available that allow you to borrow materials at your convenience and when you are away from the library. Bring your device and we will help you get started! Registration required and must have a library card to attend. For all of our programs, please visit the library’s website:

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

Scott Township Public Library September Events TRIVIA NIGHT, Adults Scott Park Community Room Saturday, September 30, 7 – 9 p.m. Trivia Night benefits your Scott Township Public Library. Teams consist of 1-8 people. Cost is $15 per person or $100 for 8-person team. All individuals are welcome and will be matched with a team. 50/50 raffle, light refreshments

provided at table, and beer and wine served with donation at bar. Registration is requested by September 15. Visit for registration and more events.

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

Monessen Public Library September Events Dr. Thomas Soltis, from Westmoreland County Community College, will present a program titled “The 1918 Flu Pandemic Invades Westmoreland County” on Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center. He will discuss the arrival, spread, and impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Westmoreland County. For a complete list of Spetember programs, visit us online a t

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

West Newton Public Library September Events The West Newton Public Library will present a 9/11 a lecture and discussion with the coroner of Shanksville, PA 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. in West Newton. Following the lecture, a

luncheon with Mr. Miller will take place at the LeGrande Room, 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! This is your chance to ask the questions that have been on your mind all these years. Tickets for the lecture and discussion are $10 each. The luncheon is optional following the event. (Please note seating for the luncheon is limited to only 80 individuals, 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 in West Newton. For more information, please call 724-633-0798. All proceeds raised benefit the West Newton Public Library.

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

Whitehall Public Library September Events Discovering Gettysburg: An Unconventional Civil War Chat Tuesday, September 19 @ 1 p.m. The constant allure of the city that altered the path of the Civil War gets explored in the brand new book, Discovering Gettysburg by professor emeritus and all-around Gettysburg lover, W. Stephen Coleman. He’ll take us on an unconventional tour of the famous and off-the-beaten-path places of the battlefield, explore the historic town as it is today, and chat about some of the larger-than-life people and places he found on his adventure. Registration required. Call 412-882-6622. Visit for additional programs.

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West Newton Library Adds Book Authored by One of Its Own The West Newton Library was able to purchase and catalog for the Westmoreland Library Network a book titled Jack's Journey USA, by a former West Newton resident Dawn Celapino, who now makes her home in California. Jack's Journey USA, was written by former resident Dawn Celapino. Her parents, Jack and Norma Celapino, recently deceased, were the owners of Hillcrest Service Station, West Newton, and Jack and his brother Frank owned the service station that is now the Trailside Restaurant on West Side. Norma, her mother, was very active in the West Newton Woman's Club and the First Baptist Church. Dawn has a sister, Lynn Celapino McCauley, and two brothers, Jack Celapino and Randy Celapino. Dawn resides in California and you can reach her at for more information.

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School News...School News Cal U still ‘Best in the Northeast,’ says Princeton Review California University of Pennsylvania Recognized for Academic Quality,Campus Life for 13th Consecutive Year The Princeton Review again has recognized California University of Pennsylvania as one of the best universities in the northeastern United States.The nationally known education services company profiles California University in its “2018 Best Colleges: Region By Region” listing at This is the 13th consecutive year that Cal U has been named among the “Best in the Northeast” schools. The 229 institutions profiled this year are “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” as part of a student’s college search, the website says. Schools are assessed for academic excellence based on data and information submitted by the school, as well as student surveys and other sources. In their responses to Princeton review surveys, students noted that Cal U welcomes people from many backgrounds, including international and older adult students. “From freshmen right out of local high schools, (to) students from Brazil, Canada and Europe, to older, nontraditional students pursuing a higher education … it is this unique blend of people that make Cal U special," one student said. For more information about admission to Cal U’s on-campus or online programs, visit

Early Detection Saves Lives Free prostate education and screening program Wednesday, Sept. 27


5:30 p.m.

Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center • Learn about the importance of early detection. • Receive an exam and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test from MVH medical staff and the Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. • This program is intended for men ages 50-75 who do not already have a diagnosis of prostate problems.

Screening by registration only

724-258-1333 September is Prostate Health Month. MM/AB-MVM/8-17

Homeschool and After School Art Classes for Kids Planned in Peters Twp. Our 6th year of art classes are scheduled to begin at In His Presence Church at 250 Brookwood Road in Peters Township. Classes are for students ages 6 and up. The fun and learning starts Tuesday, September 19 from 2:15- 3:30 p.m. for kids 610 or beginners. A class for tweens and teens follows from 4:15-5:30 p.m. This class is for older students who want to advance their skills in art. An additional class time has been added on Thursdays for ages 6 and up beginning September 21 from 4:15-5:30 p.m.All classes run for a 6-week session and are $80 per student, which includes materials. Class projects include a variety of subjects and mediums. Registration begins online now through September 15 by emailing instructor Carolyn Lacek at Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention is paid to each student; they are taken on a first come, first served basis.

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SPORTS Six to be Inducted into Belle Vernon Area Football Hall of Fame The Belle Vernon Area Football Hall of Fame has six new members thanks to their class of 2017 inductees. The mission of the hall of fame committee is “To preserve and honor student-athletes, teams, coaches and contributors who have helped bring recognition and excellence to our school’s storied football program.” The small but active committee that raises funds for the BVA Football Hall of Fame called this year’s class “one of our most distinguished.” The 2017 honorees are: • Pat Gimbara, an aggressive lineman who played on both sides Tim Susick Pat Gimbara Jim Cicchini of the ball for the 1962 Rostraver team that captured a WPIAL cochampionship. • Tim Susick, a consummate scholar-athlete and standout linebacker who McElvenny is this year's special honoree. While his scholastic athletic accomplishments are well-docuwent on to play and coach at the college level. • Jim Cicchini, a heavily-recruited, all-star running back who also led the Leps mented, he pushed his compulsion for winning and obsession with physical activity to the limits by overin basketball and track • Larry Callaway, a three-year letterman, team captain for two seasons and coming the loss of leg to an IED as a U.S. Marine Corps captain in Afghanistan in order to compete in all-around player offensively and defensively. • Ron Clawson Jr., a center who anchored an explosive offensive line that triathlons and serve as an inspiration to others. An informative booklet by BVA Hall of Fame historiopened doors for backs and paved the way for the Leps to achieve 12-1 and 11-2 an Steve Russell titled “The History of BVA High records. • Eric McElvenny, a 2001 BVA graduate, who achieved all-conference honors School Football” can be digitally received by contacting as a defensive back in football and all-section recognition as shortstop in baseball. Russell at

Union-Finley Bears Youth Football Organization Takes Part in Steelers Pregame Festivities at Heinz Field On Sunday, August 20, 2017, players, parents, cheerleaders and coaches representing the Union-Finley Bears took part in the on-field pregame activities at Heinz Field prior the Steelers pre-season game versus the Atlanta Falcons. The Union-Finley Bears were invited to take part in the “Terrible Towel Unfurl” along with a few other local youth teams. The Union-Finley Bears have been a youth football/cheer organization in the Ringgold School District, for well over 30 years. The Bears practice and play home games behind Ringgold Middle School in Finleyville. You can follow the Bears on their Facebook page at “Union Finley Midget Football Association." Check out their schedule and come out and enjoy a game and support the kids, who play and cheer each week.

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Bethel Park Resident Competes in U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Golfer Goes from California University of Pennsylvania hockey club to the U.S. Golf Association’s oldest tournament The ink was barely dry on his diploma when Brett Young, a 2017 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, qualified to compete in the 117th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship in August near Los Angeles. Young, a Bethel Park resident, earned his bachelor’s degree in Bethel Park Resident, Brett Young Competed sport management in in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship May. Two months later, he was one of more than 7,100 golfers seeking to qualify for the U.S. Amateur, the U.S. Golf Association’s (USGA) oldest championship tournament. First played in 1895, the championship is open to amateur golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4. Past champions include Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Young made the 312-player U.S. Amateur field by tying for first place at a sectional qualifier July 18 at Grove City (Pa.) Country Club. The 36-hole qualifier was one of 100 held across the United States and internationally. Playing in a field of more than 70 golfers, Young tied for first place by shooting a 7-under-par 137. It was his third time competing at the qualifier. “I just hit my shots, took advantage of the holes where I knew I could be aggressive for birdies, and just played smart,” says Young, a member of Nemacolin Country Club, in Beallsville, Pa. “I have never been to (the state of) California,” he says. “Honestly, this has not set in fully for me. I’m not sure it will until I’m there and out on the course. When you think of all the great golfers that have played there … I’m looking forward to the experience more than anything.” Young never played for his alma mater’s NCAA Division II golf team. Instead, he was an assistant captain and two-year forward with the Cal U 1 men’s hockey club. “I’ve always loved playing both sports,” he says. “Right now I’m focusing on practicing and playing golf, which is paying off.” Young has his sights set on “making the cut” and playing with the final group of 64 at the USGA event. “I will need to play my best,” he says. “We’ll see what happens.”

Finleyville Angler Tops 174-Boater Field, Takes Home $44,200 Boater Matt Becker of Finleyville, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament on 1000 Islands presented by Evinrude. Becker’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 66 pounds, 4 ounces, was enough to earn the win and $44,200.

Matt Becker

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Youghiogheny Country Club Ladies Golf Championship The Women’s Golf Association of Youghiogheny Country Club held their two-day championship on August 5 and 6. Deep rough, wet conditions and tough pin placement made for challenging rounds. The low gross winner and 2017 Club Champion was Hee Soo Kim. The low net winners were Lynn McHolme and Maureen Fiore. The ladies at the club congratulated the winners with a champagne luncheon following the final round.

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Pictured (L to R) are YCC Champions, Fiore, Kim, and McHolme.

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Home additions: Up or out? Homeowners hoping to expand their homes are faced with a number of choices. One of the first they will have to make is which direction to take their expansion. Homeowners can choose to expand horizontally, increasing the footprint of their homes, or vertically. Professionals urge prospective remodelers to consider the pros and cons to each expansion option, including which direction to build. One of the first considerations is land space. Building horizontally will cut into yard space that you may have already earmarked for a pool, shed or another feature. Proximity to neigh(Continued on page 58

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bors and the dimensions of your property will also help to determine if expanding horizontally is a good idea. Building codes and neighborhood requirements also must be considered before making any renovations. Some municipalities may have rules in place that govern renovations. Add-ons may not be allowed to exceed certain height limits, nor may structures be built within a certain number of feet of property lines. Homeowners who choose to build upward will have to contend with work crews and other staff being in their homes. Raising the roof may require vacating the premises at a certain point. Also, extensive renovation work will be needed on the lower level of the home, whether it’s to shore up the structure, clean up after the renovation or repair ceilings, drywall and other components where levels meet. (Continued on page 60)


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Amy Malone William Walker Arlene Hartman Betsko Steven Weber Madeline Stephens $175,000. Phoenix First Response LLC James Laverick Melinda Graef Krystal Haley Estate of Eleanor Geraldine Broz Robert Rudolph Ronald Dgien Susan Delaney Idaho Falls Properties LLC Estate of Hilary Bogden Christopher Eberley Estate of Dolores Cupples

Andrew and Donna Marie Kunkel John and Nicole Seghi Stephen Friedman Hem and Durga Khadka Baldwin Property Holdings LLC

5238 Cactus Drive 5219 Campbell Drive 1524 Evelyn Road 441 Gales Drive 900 Horning Road

$115,900. $194,900. $124,000. $220,000.

Colleen Ferrari Dam Pi Simon Achuek Davian Irving and Kisrine Osbourne Angela Kintigh Indra Neopaney Teddy James Ault Jr. and Danielle Ault Susan Delaney and Michael McStay Raju Tamang and Hema Devi Poudel Hilary Bogden David and Erin Hyslip Tia Muscarella

2408 Michael Drive 1424 Senior Drive 3329 Wallace Drive 5575 Brownsville Road 435 Elaine Drive 1712 Elderslee Road 5032 Elmwood Drive 3011 Hazelhurst Ave. 5118 Janie Drive 5273 Meadowcrest Road 4666 Nix Drive 216 Paula Drive

$204,000. $135,000. $120,000. $142,000. $130,000. $183,000. $198,500. $10,000. $167,800. $91,400. $221,000. $190,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Nancy Pyle Carole Geyer Kathleen Adams et al. Marc Kanski

MTGLQ Investors L.P. Brandon Duff Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Carol Willard

706 Newport Drive 728 Highview Road 627 Dewalt Drive 508 Highview Road

$55,000 by sheriff’s deed. $148,900. $2,860 by sheriff’s deed. $156,000.

BENTLEYVILLE Robert Williams Citifinancial Servicing LLC Thomas Barnhart Gerald Peters

Timothy Allen Smith Olympus Asset Mgmt Inc. Robert Jacko Amanda Bailey

200 Washington St. 103 First St. 116 Shady Ave. 116 Piersol Ave.

$98,000. $28,000. $140,000. $45,000.

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It may seem easier to expand outward, but this requires laying additional foundation for the new building structure. Bringing in digging equipment and masons can be costly. When you build vertically, such foundation work may not be necessary if your home is structurally sound and can bear the weight of the addition. Building out typically involves the least disruption to your life and the existing space. Homeowners should keep in mind that any renovation will require permits or variances. In addition, if the project increases the value of the home, home insurance costs and property taxes may rise. Only after all considerations have been weighed should a project begin.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller BETHEL PARK Michelle Ezar Ronald Sherred Jr. Candace Hamilton Eric Swogger et al. Robert Nolin Wayne Bock Estate of Arthur Schaeffer Estate of Harriet Wittig David Bliss Bowdree Barrett Ziglar trustee Estate of Carl Cantella Estate of Richard Manning Steven Kramer Augusto Guerrero Estate of Gladys Irene Everitt Stanley Zawatski Paul Szymkowiak Gregory Rose James Coccagno Justin Culotta Carol Kauffman Urban Capital Group LLC James Gmiter Joshua Martin W. Welsch Elizabeth Molli Bajco Real Venture 1 LLC Phyllis Honse



Federal National Mortgage Assn. Amanda Della Penna Sherry Wetzel and Joseph Battung Andrea and Timothy Cronican Scott Matthew Love Mai Tram Nguyen Phillip and Matthew Marraway Andrew Knuth III Charles and Carol Ann Green Michele Orr Catherine Meredith Auscore LLC Daniel and Colleen Schmitt Jeffrey Krznaric and Karen Culp Matthew and Kirstin Miller Kristopher Kavanagh and Amy Gillenberger Certified Investment Properties LLC Michael and Irina Zallo Anthony Fitzpatrick Hope Freger John and Louise Casaldi trustee Candace Brown Jeremy O’Connor Kristine Ivy and Daniel Moffett Clarke and Nancy Videan James and Margaret Balach Saroj & Manju Pittsburgh Realty LLC Denise Andreis


626 Arkwood Drive 1135 Braun Road 375 Dale Road 5977 Dublin Road 5539 Glen Hill Drive 101 Heather Drive 55 Highland Road 2937 Kings Mill Road 5845 Kings School Road 157 Old Village Lane 555 Patterson Road 3232 Elderwood Drive 3222 Forest Road 1091 Greenbriar Drive 6080 Irishtown Road 7038 Lawrence Drive 5374 Library Road 5355 Madison Ave. 1140 Surrey Woods Road 1204 Timberidge Drive 2758 W. Munroe St. 5664 Flordia Ave. 1474 Gene Drive 2853 Hemlock St. 53 Highland Road 55 Highland Road Unit 307 5300 Library Road 174 Old Village Lane


$1,641 by sheriff’s deed. $203,000. $155,000. $242,000. $245,000. $150,500. $130,000. $100,000. $182,500. $171,000. $165,000. $90,000. $265,000. $219,000. $85,000. $250,000. $79,500. $280,000. $376,000. $126,000. $184,200. $164,900. $155,000. $105,000. $108,000. $135,000. $350,000. $165,000.





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Anthony Anania James Balach James Martin Rywood LLC Christopher Herisko Maurice Martin Allen McCready A. William Thuransky Alvin Ferree II Daniel Rayburn Mary Joan Sheridan Beth Steinberg Estate of Richard Ross Marilyn Gfroerer Summer Rothrock

Kelsie Conley and Justin Chismar Sharon Jordaan Natalie Fink Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Jason and Frances Koerbel Old Stone Cottage Group LLC Elizabeth Howcroft and Arthur Howcroft Jr. Rosalie Palmer Samuel Rowell Dickson Mark Huckabee Jr. and Leigh Huckabee Jennifer Drischler Mark Pollack James Machi and Robert Lee Ronald and Lisa Petraglila Michael Zuzack

BRENTWOOD Brandon Biesinger Agile Development LLC Arrow Development LLC James Melnik Emily C Erny Seey Lynda Stage Fredy Saul Lopez Mauricio Nicholas Evanovich Lisa Machado Marie Elizabeth Herrmann Pamela Cranmer Michael Panarello Christopher Gonzales Estate of William Schmidt

Timothy Michaels 2905 Brevard Ave. Chudamani Acharya 18 Graper St. Drew McCarthy 4051 Meadowbrook Blvd. Fei Yan and Jing Mu 2927 Brownsville Road Karen Stewart 3912 Dalewood St. US Bank NA trustee 3908 Meadowbrook Blvd. Richard and Kimberly Kelsey 145 Van Wyck Ave. Jian Hong Lin and Kong Kai Gao 33 W. Willock Road Lindsay Vilsack and John Hadlock 4054 Cloverlea St. Gloria and John Gresh 117 E. Garden Road Nathan Andrew Cillo and Emily Marie Heberling 4011 Meadowbrook Blvd. Christopher Birdsell 150 Sceneridge Ave. Jesse Metz 3412 Willett Road Jamien Penebaker 3043 1/2 Brentwood Ave.

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Address 23 Seneca Road 917 Tanglewood Drive 2334 Wells Drive Willow Terrace Drive 6020 Boxer Drive 5528 Clark Ave. 5563 Glen Hill Drive 55 Highland Road Unit 508 2105 Hillcrest St. 201 Kendall Lane 202 Kendall Lane 163 Meadowbrook Drive 1079 Sarah St. 932 Trillium Trail 4386 Willow Heath Drive

Price $155,000. $163,500. $215,000. $217,500. $322,000. $115,000. $240,000. $100,000. $99,900. $132,000. $130,700. $110,000. $149,000. $134,900. $172,000. $97,000. $147,500. $114,250. $110,000. $102,500. $3,586 by sheriff’s deed. $125,000. $55,000. $119,000. $91,400. $99,500. $140,000. $107,500. $70,000.

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BRENTWOOD Estate of Alice Varuolo 3680 Daylon Drive LLC Amy Marie Burch Uprite General Contractors John Kaufman III

Douglas Cotton Basmadjian & Jackson Investment Advisory Karim Barbari and Naima Zabi Ericka Lynn Nevills McKenzie Baker

135 Catskill Ave. 4300 E. Lawnview Ave. 3004 Kestner Ave. 3117 Villawood Ave. 212 Wainwright Ave.

$62,500. $176,000. $116,300. $106,000. $110,000.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Margaret Riley Suzanne Higgins James Wujcik Faye Lash Shane Weber Marcus Mavrakis Landon Fries Estate of Mary Lou Smuzinick Julia Ann Nath

Michael Small Adam and Sandra Camillocci Marie Opferman Kelly Schake and Robert Lesniak Philip and Karen English Aaron Freedom Ellen and Doug Carr David Rapp Nicole Wieder

362 Coyle Curtain Road 11 Meadow St. 118 Billen Ave. 437 Route 88 1560 Walters St. 127-1/2 Diane Drive 392 Snyder Ave. 106 Caroline Ave. 45 Hoon St.

$96,500. $85,000. $77,000. $90,000. $167,000. $217,000. $111,000. $114,900. $40,000.

CHARLEROI Amelia Petrilak Stacy Melton Stacy Melton Teresa Cox Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Jennifer Hutsenpiller Joshua Crockett Carlos Hernandez et al. Jamie Lundy Thomas Sphar Nathan Black Nathan Black

Earl Masters Mathew Schon Jr. Mathew Schon Jr. Devon Morgan JWE Detroit Holdings LLC Carl Miklos KAT Capital LLC Earl Masters Patrick Jones Guy Flament Jr. KAT Capital LLC KAT Capital LLC

901 Lincoln Ave. 304 Washington Ave. 337 Washington Ave. 833 Lincoln Ave. 1025 McKean Ave. 200 Meadow Ave. 711 Lookout Ave. 214 McKean Ave. 316 Meadow Ave. 1201 Meadow Avenue rear 110 Prospect Ave. 422 Shady Ave.

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$15,000. $22,000. $22,000. $12,500. $7,000. $43,550. $6,500. $6,000. $74,000. $5,000. $12,000. $12,000.

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Carlos Manen John Poskon Jr. et al.

Allen Edward Lesowski Deborah Laughlin

703 Shady Ave. 216 Shady Ave.

$20,000. $15,000.

CLAIRTON Christopher Richardson Jr. Kimberly Everse Baverso Elaine Stoneback John Kohan et al. Natalie Yaksick Joseph Giovengo

Olsen Ley Co. Asir Raees and Ali Sajid Marva Ford TMP Properties LLC Deborah Metz Grand Old Properties LLC

678 Reed St. 506 Farnsworth Ave. 3502 Miles Ave. 548 Thompson Ave. 1101 McPherson Ave. 545 Thompson Ave.

DONORA Jimmie Coulter et al. Percy Law III Brian Korey Robert Hanna R. Scott Goetz Charles Smith Wiliam Jolley Charles Muia

Abubakar Muhammad US Bank NA trustee Kyle Borden Devin and Rebecca Taquino Patricia Haywood K Randolph and Pamela Kulig Kevin and Lauren Baker Charles Muia and Karen Kassa

Paul Vandergraft Eric Galiotto Louis Piroli Kaja Holdings 2 LLC

Angela Batovsky and Larry Thomas Boyd KAT Capital LLC Joejen LLC DSV SPV1 LLC

219 Third St. $17,000. 486 Seventh St. $1,025 by sheriff’s deed. 106 Gilmore Ave. $172,000. 562 Thompson Ave. $12,000. 427 Second Ave. $5,000. 808 Ninth St. $18,000. 117 Castner Ave. $13,000. 12 Cemetery Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $88,950). 322 Walnut St. $5,500. 55 Watkins Ave. $20,000. Ninth St. $95,000. 115 Cherry Way $1,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $7,100)

DUNLEVY Cody Strelick

Jason and Jennifer Celaschi

39 Mannina Ave.

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Estate of Frank Knezovich Nicholas Smith

Andre Splendore Nicholas Smith and Scott Thayer

216 Church St. $40,000. 306 Chicago Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $25,473).

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Cameron Ray Fine Dustin Younge American Advisors Group Bank New York Mellon trustee Estate of Yvonne Garvin Joseph Neiport Jr. Ronald Piccolomini HSBC Bank USA NA trustee True Line Corp. Estate of Elizabeth Ann Sasala McHolme Realty Co. GP

Dustyn Gregory John McDonald RE247 LLC Rutta & Friends One LLP Ronald and Margrete Lombardo Kurt Petro and Jennifer Franklin Mario Piccolomini Mariah Joyce Maronda Homes Inc. John Walter Quail Acres Est LLC

$25,500. $11,000. $9,000. $20,000. $45,000. $22,000.


215 Arrow Drive $146,000. 2265 Constitution Blvd. $91,000. 712 Everglade Drive $35,000. 821 Everglade Drive $61,500. Firden Lane $30,000. 305 Rock Run Road $167,000. Scott Haven Road $40,000. 281 West Newton Road $34,600. 219 Williamsburg Road $33,500. 318 Circle Drive $149,000. 100-306 Covey Court $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $4,062,720). Estate of Eileen Moxham Ohota Galeza Jacob Cole 1547 Greenock Buena Vista Road $142,000. Lynn McHolme Quail Acres Est LLC 299-319 Grouse Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,150,000). Donald Paternoster Huntington National Bank 2013 Ridge Road $7,018 by sheriff’s deed. Estate of Stewart Sickles Greenbriar Investment Co. LLC 1325 Scenery Drive $33,500 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $93,035) by sheriff’s deed. Allegheny County Elizabeth Twp & School Butler’s Golf Course Inc. Boyd Hollow Road $3,300. Allegheny County Elizabeth Twp & School Butler’s Golf Course Inc. Boyd Hollow Road $3,300. Irene Martonyak et al. William Rook 1505 Greenock Buena Vista Road $85,000. George LaBancz Scioto Properties SP 16 LLC 2453 Ridge Road $158,900. Rebecca Weber Mark and Liza Dawn Novak 240 Rock Run Road $125,000. Barbara Cerra Jason and Misty Franks Zimmer Lane $12,000. Torgent Management Co. LLC Joseph Hill 132 Bell St. $65,000. Carol Lynn Reilly Garrett Jones 111 Broadlawn Drive $109,900. Matthew Garfold Jason and Deniece Lenart 322 Kennett Drive $266,000. Leah Balliard et al. Elizabeth Township Shopping Center LLC 800 McKeesport Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $3,177,335). Robert Nahay Matthew and Ashley Garfold 406 Middlesex Road $204,000.

Your Guide to Proper Tree Pruning Trees may require pruning for a variety reasons. Storms may have damaged branches, necessitating a pruning. In other instances, trees may have outgrown their yards, overpowering the landscape. Autumn and winter, when trees largely go dormant and fallen leaves make it easier to see the branches beneath, may be prime times to prune. Pruning during the dormant period also minimizes sap loss and stress to the tree, and can help cut down on the growth of fungi. In addition, insects are less likely to be problematic during the colder months. Trimming and pruning can be handled by do-it-yourselfers if the branches are smaller and more manageable. Practice on thinner branches before moving on to thicker ones. Branches also need to be trimmed properly to facilitate good healing. Trees will form a callus bark covering over cuts to keep out disease and decay, much as a scab forms over a person’s wound. Damaging the bark on a tree while pruning may interfere with that process, so do-it-yourselfers need to take the time to prune correctly. According to Danny Lipford, home improvement expert and host of the radio program “Today’s Homeowner,” larger limbs may require three cuts instead of one. The first cut is a small notch in the bottom of the limb, around two to three feet from the trunk and about one-quarter of the way through. This helps prevent the bark from splitting. A relief cut is then made a few inches away from the notch cut, and goes all the way through. This removes the weight of the branch so that the final cut can be made without the branch splitting and falling. The final cut is made right where the limb extrudes from the branch collar, or the swollen bump that then forms into the tree limb. Follow the slant of the branch collar when making the cut. Smaller or thinner branches may not require the same three steps, but every effort should be made to reduce injury to the tree. (Continued on page 66) 66 —————————————————————————————————————————

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


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ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Dolores Evanchak Federal National Mortgage Assn.



Irwin Barry Fischer and Nadine Lesko Ryan and Michelle Lee Nolte

103 Valleyvue Drive 128 Walnut Circle

FALLOWFIELD Kelly Boyd Kirk Melenyzer

Thomas Ashcraft Jr. Melenyzer Farms LLC

Kirk Melenyzer

Melenyzer Farms LLC

Estate of Lois Robb David and Richard Flament Anita Bachetti Justin Fedorowski Louise Hewitt Rev Living Trust Randy Jenion Amber Riggs Tyler Uhlman Steve Ader Gracie Abel and Zachary Radu Federal National Mortgage Assn. Max Bogol and Brooke Thorpe Christopher Reesman Colton Thompson Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. B & B Properties & Rentals LLC Estate of Kenneth Black Martin Altschaffl Darlene Lenhart Timothy and Sherry Mouyard

17 Albert Ave. $105,000. 509 Bentleyville Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $48,825). Bentleyville Road Legislative Route $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $10,300). 105 Pleasant Valley Road $32,000. 90 Evans Road $74,400. 17 Sersen St. $65,000. Terrace Drive $85,000. 226 Twin Bridges Road $152,500. 89 Coyle Curtain Road $71,000. 1323 Route 481 $188,000. 37 Truman Road $63,000. 15 Fox Stop Road $47,000. 26 Holly Drive $88,000.

FINLEYVILLE Andrew Zelinsky

Jennifer Filipiak

3104 School Place

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Alvin Coughenour Jr. Estate of Norma Bardi Sharon Bagnel Ashley DeCecco Estate of Barbara Large Christine Caffari Kimberley Morgan

Michael Arnold Christine Kurtes Ronald and Sara Holloway Michael and Anna Marie Pomilio Danielle Jellison Patricia and Amanda Britt Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee

914 13th St. 3228 Rainbow Run Road 123 Ridge Road 505 Forward St. 4191 Oak Drive 79 Caffari Drive 113 Laura Lane

$99,900. $299,900.

$99,500. $210,000. $20,000. $182,000. $60,000. $30,000. $82,000. $2,648 by sheriff’s deed.

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Wells Fargo Bank NA 5040 Alta Vista Drive $1,641 by sheriff’s deed. W & K Holdings LLC 1027 Cochran Mill Road $290,000. Christopher Holzapfel and Brittany Habrat 124 Hollywood Drive $156,450. Pieter and Katie Heemstra 363 New World Drive $99,000. Niral and Mary Heather Patel 104 Stevens Ridge Drive $535,715. Margaret and Paul Fest 3320 Woodwind Drive $320,000. Christopher and Christine Cirillo 1132 First St. $100,000. Penn Pioneer Enterprises LLC 1412 Gilmore Drive $52,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $90,390) by sheriff’s deed. NVR Inc. Matthew and Julie Magdic 350 Greene Drive $324,169. Environmentally Sound Enterprises LLC NVR Inc. 357 Greene Drive $60,000. Dolores Scheid Barbara Jo and Dan Ralph Thompson 4053 Rustic Woods Drive $355,000. Anna Marie Poklemba Anna Marie Poklemba and John Pascal 104 St. James Court $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $54,568). Michael Hanley Douglas Zych 231 Springhouse Drive $398,000. Maronda Homes Inc. Pinal and Avani Pinal Patel 611 W. Bruceton Road $359,400. Martin Gerald Johns Dean and Julie Altavilla 6018 Independence Drive $335,000. Dean Altavilla Drew and Courtney Frost 6060 Independence Drive $310,000. Maronda Homes Inc. Rebekah Steggert and Donald Steggert Jr. 434 Labrador Lane $338,285. MB2K Development Inc. Dorothy Kobak and Robert Foote 3011 Chestnut Ridge Drive $53,900. John McQueen Bhim and Dhana Subedi 1516 Gilmore Drive $140,000. NVR Inc. John and Nicole Chmill 346 Greene Drive $325,145. Maronda Homes Inc. Bryan and Alicia Sattler 307 Hunters Fields Circle $322,115. Robert Joseph William Gallegor Jr. and Lori Gallegor 2103 Lewis Run Road $59,000. Debbie Pigozzi Robert Griffith 3000 Ohio Ave. $520,000. Deborah Metz Joy Mann 2621 Ridge Road $142,000. Paul Fest David and Karen Pavlik 219 Springhouse Drive $327,500. James Tortorice estate et al. Stilley Estates LLC 3012 Stilley St. $100,000. Beth Ann Sherred Ronald and Amanda Sherred 421 W. Deer Park Drive $166,000. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit

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The Town and Country Garden Club of Rices Landing won national and state awards in eligible categories for its 2017 Standard Flower Show held this past June at the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church in Carmichaels, PA. The 66-year-old club, member of National Garden Clubs, Inc, (NGC), Central Atlantic Region, and District X in Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP), earned many top ribbons in Horticulture, Design and Special Exhibits, all awarded by a panel of nine accredited NGC area judges. Outside the church a colorful sign directed visitors to the Standard Flower Show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nursery Rhymes of Olde.â&#x20AC;? Inside the entryway, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall welcoming visitors into the show. 25 nursery rhymes provided by Kas Maddich and Linda Shefcheck helped to enhance the nursery rhyme theme throughout the show. Different sections had a corresponding nursery rhyme portrayed. The show was free, and open to the public after the judging had taken place in the morning. A beautiful lunch for the Judges and Flower Show Clerks was provided by Kim Barbetta and Janice Tekavec. Twenty-four members of the club participated in one or more of the 191 horticulture entries, and the 27 design entries, according to Terri Laird, club president. The flower show was co-chaired by Susan Swala and Kay Bair.

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Presentation Focuses on Thomas Jefferson and Native Plants The Town and Country Garden Club of Rices Landing, PA was treated to a program, Titled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thomas Jefferson - an Advocate for Native Plantsâ&#x20AC;? by Dr. Candy DeBerry, Associate Professor of Biology at W & J College on August 10, 2017. Dr. DeBerry provided a historical perspective in the importance of using native plants, starting with Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great interest in Botany and the flora and fauna of the new world. He planted natives around his home in Monticello and promoted our unique plants to the botanists in Europe. Club members were encouraged to avoid invasive species, instead choosing plants that are native to gardeners area. She suggests the â&#x20AC;&#x153;DeBerry rule of 3â&#x20AC;? when selecting plants for our landscaping and flower gardens They should be grown for at least 3 reasons; to please ourselves, the pollinators, butterflies and moths, birds and small animals.

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! September ALLENPORT MARINA 724-326-4222 1933 Main Street, Allenport 3 - Wizdom BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd, Pleasant Hills 9 – Strange Brew 16 – Shine Band 22 – Black Sabbath Lives 23 – Funhouse Band 29 – That Which Survives 30 – Souly Noted Band Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9pm Fridays – Dart Tournament 8pm Saturdays – Lod Dart Tournament 8pm CRAFTHOUSE STAGE & GRILL/ LEGACY LANES 412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd, Pittsburgh 5 – Pittsburgh Acoustic Challenge Finals 8pm 29 – The Classic Rock Experience w/ Blackbird Bullet & Safety Last 5:30pm DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays - Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 -2


by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski

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

8 – Night Life 15 – Move Makers 22 – Uptown Rhythm & Brass 29 – Elmoz Fire Saturdays – DJ Tim Top 40s

ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 2 – International Bacon Day 4 – Closed 8 – Jim Relja 9pm 10 – Grandparents Day w/ Steelers specials 14 – Kickball 7pm 16 – Mark Cyler Duo 8pm 17 – Steelers Home Opener specials 18 – National Cheeseburger Day 19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day 22 – Todd Jones 9pm 24 – Steelers Sunday Specials 28 – Kickball 7pm 29 – Matt Tichon 8pm

R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town AllStar Sunday Jam Service w/ Special Guest Wednesdays – Open Stage w/ Craig King Hosting RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059, 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 8 – Sunny Sweeney $20

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

ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118, 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 1 – Bucky 8 – Catchin Grooves 15 – TBA 22 – Ruff House 29 – Fynal Tyme II Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke

THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 1 – Good Guys

SYLVESTER AND TWEETY’S 412-384-0800 8800 Hayden Blvd Rt 51 Daily – Free Pool


Thursdays – Thirsty Thursdays w/ specials Fridays – Free Juke Box 9-12

TERRACE GARDENS 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave, Clairton 1 – Matt Tichon 8 – Daniels & McClain 15 – Todd Jones 22 – 3 Sides 29 – Regular Joes Wednesdays – Free Juke Box Saturdays – Free Juke Box THE TIKI BAR 724-348-7022, 6285 Rt. 88, Finleyville Thursdays – Bike Night w/ live entertainment Fridays – Car Cruise - Oldies w/ Judy 4pm, Classic & Current Hits w/ DJ Big Ed 9pm VALLEY HOTEL 412-233-9800, Jefferson Boro Fridays – Open Stage Night all musicians welcome

ATTENTION: LOCAL BARS, RESTAURANTS & NIGHTCLUBS If you would like to be included in the “PUMP UP THE VOLUME” section to promote and list your bands, please send us your list of performances each month. There is no fee for this listing. Fax: 412-249-8177 or e-mail:

CAL U to Hold Auditions for Holiday Show, Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

Last Free 2017 Summer Concert at Chess Park is Sept. 3

Actors, Singers, and Dancers Needed Cal U Theatre will audition performers on Saturday, September 9 for its annual holiday show. The auditions will be held in Steele Hall at California University of Pennsylvania. The production team is in need of dancers and triple threats ages 5 and up. Actor-singer-dancers should come prepared to dance and should prepare a selection from musical theatre between 16 and 32 bars in length. No a capella singing. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. DANCER ONLY (AGES 5 -ADULT) 10 a.m. -Noon Be there at 9:30 a.m. CHILDREN (age 5- 12, under 5’ in height) 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Arrive at 10:30. Bring sheet music (no a capella singing or recorded accompaniment). Bring clothes and shoes for the dance portion. In addition to an active chorus of children, we are seeking the roles of youngest pole leader and Norbert’s mini-me. TEEN AND ADULT ENSEMBLE 2 – 4 p.m. Must be there at 1:30. Bring sheet music (no a capella singing or recorded accompaniment). In addition to the roles of Molly (young teen) and Curtis (young teen), we are in need of our smooth, singing Santa and his Mrs., elves of various types, and residents of Bluesville. Contact 724-938-4220 for more information.

The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) an arts and culture organization serving the Mon Valley, has announced the final Summer Concert Series of 2017 at Chess Park in Monongahela sponsored by EQT Foundation. The final 2017 season Free Summer Concert series will be held on Sunday, September 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The final Sept 3rd concert production will feature all of the professional and student bands that have appeared at the previous concerts, as well as food vendors and other arts activities. The Final Concert Schedule includes – • Pittsburgh Big Band Legends • Kylie and the Toros Band • Andy Gregg Band • Molly Jade Band • Pittsburgh vocalist, Jessica Lee Jazz Band The EQT MVAA/TCOP Concerts in the Park project is the latest presentation in an ongoing program of the MVAA’s Twin Coaches Orchestra Project (TCOP). For more information about MVAA and TCOP, please visit their website at:

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Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair Offers First Place 4 Health A Weight-Loss Program and So Much More! Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on weight-reduction programs and products. Members of First Place 4 Health have discovered that the Bible holds the answer to this weight loss epidemic. Meeting in weekly support groups, participants follow a fitness and Bible study program which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person’s life. This Christ-centered, balanced weight-loss and healthy living program has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a healthy lifestyle and a closer walk with the Lord. First Place 4 Health is a 12-week program that emphasizes a balanced lifestyle in all four areas of life—mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Free Orientation Meeting (Orientation is required for new members)- Monday, September 18, 10:30 a.m., Room 231 -First Place 4 Health orientation will give you an opportunity to hear about this Christ-centered weight-loss program. You will have the chance to view materials, ask questions, and have a good understanding of what to expect during the journey to a new you. Twelve-Week Session September 25 – December 11, Mondays, 10:30 - 11 a.m. - Register online at or call Kathy Long at 412-835-6630.

Mid-Week Service to Continue at Mingo Presbyterian Church Through September Due to popular demand, mid-week Worship Service at Mingo Presbyterian Church will continue during the month of September! PIZZA AND PRAISE • September 6 • September 20 Pizza will be served at 6:30 pm, followed by a casual, abbreviated, informal worship service at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Thomas Presbyterian Church Announces New Worship Hours Thomas Presbyterian Church, located at 1068 Linden Rd. in Eighty Four, PA has announced new worship hours beginning Sunday, Sept. 10. Worship services will be held at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Later service includes children’s moment and more contemporary music. Both services are relaxed and inviting. 10:00 hospitality and snacks in the welcome area. Children’s Sunday School is during the 10:30 service following the children’s moment. For questions, please call 724-941-8910

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Bentleyville Invites You to St Peter’s Episcopal Church in ‘Discovering Christ’ Brentwood –September Events and Happenings St. Katharine Drexel Parish, welcomes you to join in Discovering Christ, the first in the ChristLife series, beginning on Thursday, September 21. This 7-week series will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in Drexel Hall at the Bentleyville Campus. Each session includes a delicious meal, prayer and worship, a teaching video and small group discussion. Additional dates for the 7 sessions are: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 9. A one-day retreat that is an integral part of the series is scheduled for Saturday October 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There is no cost for the program, and everyone is welcome. To register, call 724209-1370, ext. 406.

Patriot’s Sunday September 10th: On this day, we honor 1st Responders for their service to the community during our 10:30am service. Please join us and invite your local police officer, paramedic, EMT, Social Worker, Nurse, Doctor or Fire Fighter. Fall Equinox Concert - Bands include 'Blank Pages' (A band who performed at Creation Festival), 'Steel City Blues', and a worship band. All different styles to include everyone out there! September 23rd, 6pm. All Ages Concert; Tickets just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or click on the Eventbrite link.

Friday September 15 - Babysitting will be held from 6-10:30pm. All welcome, ages 2-14. Enjoy a night out while the kids are busy having their own fun night out! Call the office for more information. 412884-5225. Cost: $4/hr. for 1st child in family; $2/hr. for 2nd child in same family; $1/hr. for additional children in family. All proceeds benefit the youth of St. Peter’s. Bereavement Support Group: No matter where you are in your grief journey, please join us for these healing conversational and educational support groups. Morning Coffee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am beginning September 14th. Evening Coffee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm beginning September 12th. Call 412-884-5225 or visit our website, Volunteer Opportunities are available for nearly all events!

Hamilton Presbyterian Church Plans Bible Study Hamilton Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Bible Study titled “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer starting on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. This 7-week study deals with the invisible war that rages around us and helps us to develop a personalized strategy to secure victory. Everyone is welcome. Please register by calling 412-884-2722.

Monessen Epiphany Parish Festival Always a Community Event By Jill Runfola

(Shown from L to R) Rev. Michael Crookston of Epiphany Church, enjoys the festival with parishioner Carlyn Belczyk, and Betty Geis, inside food coordinator.

The one-of-a-kind Monessen Epiphany of our Lord Festival was recently held on August 5 and 6, 2017. Featured favorites at the Epiphany Festival are the homemade ethnic foods, indoor and outdoor foods, including: kielbasa, pierogis, fried dough, and pizza. The Chinese Auction was also popular with attendees. A new attraction this year was the 'Escape Luau Room' planned by Tara Manderino, church secretary. Participants in the Escape Room had to figure out a series of puzzles to find their way out of the room. Manderino said the decorating committee of Rita Lucas and Mary Dzurik were awesome. Live bands entertained guests on both days with 'Street Level Band' performing on Saturday and 'Ray Jay and the Carousels' performed polka music on Sunday. The live music concluded on Sunday night with a performance by '2 Broke Girl Country Girls'. Pittsburgh Penguins mascot 'Iceburgh' was also in attendance. Event Chairman Robert Sassak said, “It was a lot of work. A lot of people contributed. It is a good event to bring people together.” A tradition for about 26 years since the churches merged, this event will continue to show attendees a good time for years to come. 70 —————————————————————————————————————————


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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Fall Activities St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Sixth Street, Monongahela will begin Sunday school classes for students in kindergarten through high school on Sunday, September 17. Adult Bible Study will begin on Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m. and continues for 6 weeks. The topic of study for the fall session will be the Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians. The Bible Study will be led by the parish pastor, Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich. The Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos will be celebrated with Great Vespers on Wednesday, September 20 and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Thursday, September 21. The Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will be celebrated with Great Vespers on Tuesday, September 26 and the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, September 27. This day is a solemn day of prayer and fasting for Orthodox Christians in which they especially remember the saving death of the Lord on the Holy Cross. The parish will hold a rummage sale / flea market on Saturday, October 7. Boxed lunches for the poor and needy of Pittsburgh will be prepared on Saturday October 21 beginning at 9 a.m. The lunches will be delivered to the FOCUS Center (Federation of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) on Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

“No Man Left Behind” to Open Their Doors for Women As in accord to the organization’s title, “No Man Left Behind,” this Christian’s men’s group is primarily purposed to help men help each other. Scripture tells us in Proverbs 27:17 that “as iron sharpens iron, so are we, as men of good faith, meant to sharpen one another.” This is the primary goal of the organization, to help one another and to sharpen and develop each man’s gifts and talents in a worthier manner of serving God and our fellowman. That being said, our group does not want to overlook our wives, sisters and mothers! The Rostraver (Mon Valley) chapter of our group is setting aside the second Thursday of each month and extending an invitation for any women that would like to attend to do so. The first mixed group meeting of men and women will be on September 14.

The Mon Valley chapter of “No Man Left Behind” meets every Thursday evening at the Bible Chapel of Rostraver (formerly the Pricedale Union Church) located at 203 Johnson Ave. in Belle Vernon. The meetings are led by Pastor Eric Johnson and Pastor Ron Calabro, two men well known for their abilities to inspire others. The meetings begin at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Ralph Stone, director of the Rostraver meetings, opens each session. For additional information, he may be reached by phone at 724-483-2132 or you may call the Bible Chapel at 724-929-9588. We look forward to the ladies joining us on September 14.

Rev. Shelia Davis to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha ‘Special Day Apart’ Event The Monongahela chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its annual Special Day Apart at The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Saturday, October 14. Please note that in an effort to give all of you access to our Special Day Apart, we have moved it from December to a Saturday in October. Guest speaker will be Rev. Shelia Davis, senior pastor of Newness of Life Ministries Church in Monessen, PA. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. God has entrusted Pastor Shelia with numerous gifts, talents and positions of spiritual authority. She is the CEO of Dominion Ministry, Inc., Overseer for Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship, New Freedom Christian Ministries of Thomasville, GA., and she, along with her late husband, Dr. Terry Davis, founded Hungry for Him Fellowship. She also Reservations costing $12 are necessary for a catered buffet lunch which will be followed by an afternoon session at 1:00 p.m. Reservations must be received no later than Monday, October 9, 2017. No refunds can be made for cancellations after this date. Make your $12 check payable to Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship and mail to Virgie Vidil, 9911 Walker Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. For further information, call 412384-4882.

Patty Becker to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, September 7 with Patty Becker 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. Enter the church from the Chess St. side. Patty gave her life to Christ at age 17. She met her husband to be at her graduation party and married at age 19. While raising her family, she worked for 15 years as a model for several agencies in Pittsburgh doing commercials, print ads, and runway work. It was obvious that God had big plans for her life. He placed a call on her heart to work at WORD FM as a radio announcer for one year. Immediately following, He had her volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Center in Upper St. Clair where she helped and influenced many young lives. Less than 2 years later she was offered and accepted the position of Executive Director of the Center. She served in this capacity for ten years. She is an excellent, anointed speaker and often ministers at conferences and meetings. All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

September News from South Hills Assembly of God Church South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for September. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit International School of Ministry (ISOM) 1st trimester classes are from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 2. Enjoy great teaching from internationally known preachers and Bible teachers. Earn a degree ($65/trimester) or audit any class for free. 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. A new session of Grief Share, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon OR 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning September 7 through December 7. Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in your life. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start any time; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time. HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 9. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages. Miracle Healing Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, September 11 with Evangelist Todd Levin; 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! Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 am Saturday, September 16 and ride to the 911 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. For more information call Tom at 412-716-6510. Contagious Faith, a one-day women’s conference, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 with Pastor Sue Willis and guest speaker Rev. Diane Swan. Praise and worship by Jennifer Harris & SHA team. Featuring: banner & dance ministry, gift giveaways, photo booth fun, women’s ministry tables. Tickets are $30 and includes lunch; deadline to purchase is September 10. Lunch Bunch Bible study for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by September 19. Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, open meeting, is 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. The two groups will separate into their own small groups.

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September News from the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. • Friday Night Praise will be held on Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. • Family Movie Night featuring “The Shack” will be held on Friday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Based on the book, this is the story of a grieving man that receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.” No charge, light refreshments served. • Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 36:30 p.m. • Small Groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. • The Youth Fellowship meets on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. starting on September 10. • The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26. • A sewing class meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 23. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome! For more information, call 724-258-7054.

First Church of God September News First Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton, can be reached at 724-8356047. Below is their upcoming schedule of events: • Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. • Evening youth group: 6p.m. • September 8 - Worship service during the Community Festival on Vine St. Park grounds at 10:30 a.m. The offering taken will benefit the Association of Churches. • September 17 - Globe Banks Sunday • September 24 – 7 p.m. Worship Concert with Jim Sykes • November 3 - Sight and Sound oneday bus trip to see ‘The Miracle of Christmas’ and eat lunch at Hershey Farms. $120 Call Kathy Joseph for more information at 724-835-6047.

Crossroads Ministries Re-Launches Youth Programming Initiatives On Wednesday, September 13, Crossroads Ministries' youth program, Connect Students (7-12 grade), will have their annual re-launch for the fall. They are also launching their brand new pre-teen ministry called Route 56 (5-6 grade). They are kicking off with games, food, prizes, and even a Euro bungee jump. All


students are invited to be a part. Doors open for Connect at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. for Route 56. For more information, please contact Student Pastor Caleb York – or visit the website, Crossroads Ministries is located one mile south of Trax Farms overlooking Route 88.

Clubhouse Kids Offered at Crossroads Ministries Are you looking for something exciting for your kids to do that will help to refresh them and get them through the rest of the week? Well you just might have to check out Clubhouse Kids, which meets at Crossroads Ministries on Wednesday evenings. Clubhouse Kids is designed with a strategy to shape the character and faith of children. We believe that sharing the Bible should be fun and interactive; and reinforced in a relevant way that kids can understand and apply to their lives. The evening includes: high-energy worship, interactive games, and creative activities that reinforce the weekly lesson. Clubhouse Kids is free and offered to preschoolers (must be 4 year old and pottytrained) through 4th grade to attend! Our launch night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on September 13, 2017 and will run weekly thereafter from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, please contact

our Children's Ministry Director, Cortney Hodgson at 724-348-1620 or visit

Bible Fellowship Community Church September Events Bible Fellowship Community Church, 220 Atomic Way in West Newton, will be having a busy month in September. We will be at the West Newton Festival September 8 and 9 with a booth and on Saturday at 1 p.m., the Puppet Alive Ministry will be doing a program. On Sunday, September 17 we will be celebrating National Back-To-Church Sunday. We are also starting a new youth group for any child in preschool through high school called "TeamKID" (KID stands for Kids in Discipleship) that will meet every Sunday night from 6 to 7 p.m. starting Sunday night, September 17. TeamKID is a fun, high-energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with Him. Each night, the groups will have a Bible lesson, scripture memory, life application, missions, and recreation. For more information call the church office at 724-872-5150. E-mail your church news to 72 —————————————————————————————————————————

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Recent Local Death Notices ANDERSON, Elizabeth K. “Betty”, Baldwin Borough, died August 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BERES, Eric J., Sr., 51, of Monongahela, died July 21. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BERNIAK, James E., 63, of Elizabeth Township, died August 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BORES, Helen Mae Rokach, 89, of Finleyville, died July 22. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BREISINGER, Ida “Edie” Marie, 86, of Bethel Park, died July 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BUGAR, Albert A., 96, of Monongahela, died July 27. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CLEMENT, Hannah J., 93, of Dunlevy, died July 14. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CRISWELL, Joseph M., 60, of Monongahela, died August 3. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. DAUGHERTY, Ruby M., 90, of Finleyville, died July 26. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. DeBERARDINIS, Ronald “Muzzy”, 80, of Monongahela (Forward Township), died July 22. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DUDAS, Desiree (MESSINGER), 59, of Glyde (formerly of McKeesport), died August 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FABIN, Steve, 80, of Eighty-four, died August 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FAGAN, Roy J., 87, of Finleyville, died July 21. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. FERRANTE, Shirley A. (WOLFE), 82, Monongahela, died August 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

FRYE, Kenneth W. “Kenny”, 77, of Jefferson Hills, died July 18. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. GERHOLD, Walter R., 74, of Venetia, died July 29. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. GREGOR, Patricia Ann (MINKO), 58, of Whitehall, died July 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GRIFFIN, Alberta, 93, of Castle Shannon, died July 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HARTMAN, Paul K., 59, of Baldwin, died July 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HUSKINS, Susan V. (PETERSON), of McKeesport (formerly of Bethel Park), died July 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HUTCHKO, George, 91, of Monongahela, died July 31. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JENKINS, Anne Marie (PUHNATY), 81, of Charleroi, died July 14. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. JESENSKY, James C. “Jess”, 82, of Finleyville, died July 31. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KELLY, Gerald L. “Jerry”, 81, of Finleyville, died July 26. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KENDER, Alice M., 84, of West Mifflin, died Aug 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LARSON, Gloria M., 95, of West Mifflin, died August 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LIGOURI, Bernard A., “Bud”, 87, of Pleasant Hills, died July 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MARUSKY, George, 97, of Fayette City, died Aug 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McKENNA, Tracy Lee, 48, of Port St. Lucie, FL (formerly of Charleroi), died July 30. Arrangements by Schrock-

Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. McMILLEN, Megan E., 30, of Monessen, died Aug 9. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MERKEL, Joseph L., 75, of Pittsburgh, (formerly of Baldwin). Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MOTYCKI, Margaret “Peggy” E., 58, of Charleroi, died July 30. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. NORRIS, James D., 73, of Monongahela, died July 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NOVAK, Barbara Ann, 79, of Pleasant Hills, died August 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ODATO, Charles S. “Cha”, 97, of Stoneboro (formerly of Whitehall), died July 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OPEL, Patricia A., 56, of South Park, died July 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OSTRANDER, Edith M., 93, of Finleyville, died July 30. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PATTERSON, Sara L. (SCHOCK), 71, of New Eagle, died August 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. POLASKI, Francis A., 84, of Monongahela, died August 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. POVTIS, John P., 66, of Charleroi, died August 8. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ROSNICK, Lillian M., 92, of Monongahela, died August 11. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. RUSSO, Joseph Salvatore, 91, of Monongahela, died August 9. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SHIPE, Helen E., 79, of Fallowfield, died August 8. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

SIKORA, Harriet M. (DZIAMA), 93, of Elizabeth, died July 29. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SIKORA, Marion, 86, of Baldwin Borough, died August 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SLACK, Gwenda (RICHARDS), 88, of Jefferson Hills, died August 5. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SOBIERALSKI, Irene M. (WUENSCHEL), 94, of Baldwin Borough, died August 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SOBIERALSKI, Susan M., 67, of Baldwin, died July 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STILLITANO, Carmen Marie, 69, of Charleroi, died August 3. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SWINDELL, Michael J., 57, of Baldwin Borough (formerly of South Park), died August 11. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. TAYLOR, John “J.T.”, 74, of Charleroi, died July 25. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. TORBERT, William B., 94, of Charleroi, died July 21. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. TRUMAN, Helen R., 88, of Charleroi, died August 6. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. VONDREY, Audrey (KOTTLER), 89, of Bethel Park, died August 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WEAVER, Eric, 33, of Charleroi, died July 22. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. WELSH, Jared J., 27, of West Mifflin, died July 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------STEELERS SEASON TICKETS. 2017 season only. Section 130, row N, seats 21 & 22. $2,200. 412-848-5241 __________________________________________ VINTAGE VINYL ALBUMS, 800+ DOOWOP, soul, rock & roll from 50s, 60s, & 70s. $10 and up. Discounts for volume. 724-929-4975 __________________________________________ CORELLE CHINA, 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 __________________________________________ RYOBI BENCH GRINDER $60. Porter Cable double insulted circular saw $50. Both in good condition. 412-881-1392 __________________________________________ DELTA UNISAW 10” TILTING, Arbor table saw, 3 HP motor, 115 or 230 volts, call 724-258-3318 and leave message. __________________________________________

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2 ASHLEY FORGE DAMASCUS KNIVES. 1 fixed blade Hunter, 1 lock back folder with abalone inlays inside and out. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message __________________________________________ 2 FOLDING TABLES, 20”x48”, $30. Pampered Chef pots & pans, set, excellent cond, paid $200 asking $35. Sunbeam mixer, 12 speeds, $25. 57”x30” storm window, $5. Call Sue 412-886-3873 __________________________________________ SELMER ALTO SAX, excellent condition. Selmer B clarinet with hard case. Le Blanc B Clarinet with hard case. Yamaha Alto Sax with case in very good condition. New Straight B Sooprano Sax, manuf. by Monarch. Make offer for one or all. 412-884-5450 __________________________________________ BLACK METAL PLANT STAND, old fashioned style look, 3 shelves, holds approx. 7-8 med plants, never used, $35. Wooden potty chair with removable toilet bowl, TP roll & magazine rack, Amish looking, $25. Oak kitchen table w/2 chairs, $55. Rowenta Steam Iron in perfect condition, $35. Call Sue 412-886-3873 __________________________________________ DELTA BENCH SAW 10”, 26” table & accessories, excellent condition. Dyno Glo portable kerosene heater, 23,000 BTU/hr, never used. Char Broil Grill, stainless steel, runs propane or natural gas, never used. All sales include owners manual. 724-872-4548 __________________________________________ LA-Z-BOY ROCKER, recliner, brand new, tan leather, $650 OBO. 412-207-9411 __________________________________________ WOOD OR COAL STOVE, all cast, Iron Vermont “Vigilant” 1977 model, almost new, never used $350. 724-610-8399 __________________________________________ ATARI 2600, BIG COLLECTION, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-628-5129 __________________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-518-8952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. __________________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. __________________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN, VINTAGE, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 __________________________________________ FREE OLD UPRIGHT PIANO. Needs some attention. Elizabeth Twp. 304-319-1727 __________________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, 2nd generation manufactured by Colt, 36 caliber BP, 7 1/2” octagon barrel, unfired in pristine condition, will send photos if interested, $750 firm. Savage, new 22 Magnum, bolt action, Accu Trigger, 3x9x32 Simmons scope, nice gun will send photos, $375. Walther P38, 9mm Parabellum, leather holster, 2 clips, all new in box, unfired, will send photos, $750 firm. Call 724-379-8261. __________________________________________ COUCH AND LOVESEAT, Broyhill, excellent cond, $200 for both, cash. Text 412-780-5998 with questions and pics. __________________________________________ FINISHING MOWER FOR SALE – 84 inch by Kioti – excellent condition – gently used and always garage kept - fits on 3 point hitch tractor of 35 HP or larger – will send photos if interested – call 724-379-8261 __________________________________________ BABY CRIB- dark brown used at grandma's house- pet and smoke free home-exc. condition, $45.00. Changing table, quality solid wood construction with 3 shelves for clothing and diaper storage used at grandmas house, exc. Condition, $25.00. 724-258-4368 __________________________________________ FOUR DRAWER LEGAL SIZE Haskell file cabinet. $60.00. 724-348-5103. __________________________________________ PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT. White with gray metal flake stripe, gray leather seats, trolling motor, 70 up outboard motor, fish finder, butt seat. Procraft trailer with spare tire, boat cover. 724-258-9085 __________________________________________ HALLOWEEN ADULT CLOWN COSTUME only $10. Halloween or fall large ceramic flower pots $10 each. Toy Barbie swimming pool for dolls; so cute $10. Puppy/baby gate expands to 40 inches $10. Digital grilling fork with temperature and batteries included; new in package $10. Junior

flatware by Dansk 3 piece so practical $10. Vintage Frigidaire ice cube trays with pull handle; collectible 2 for $20. Extra large grill tool set; 3 pc new in package $20. Miniature coffee creamers ceramic 6 for $10. Cinderella magnet doll and clothes only $5. Disney lithographs suitable for framing; Sleeping Beauty, Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp $10 each. Alexa doll from Boyds bear collection new in box $20. Dolls Miss Sunday plays "O what a beautiful morning" new in box $20. Doll Mother Hubbard with rolling pin; new in box $20. Antique Japanese celery dish collectible $15. Gorham relish platter; glass and silver; vintage $20. 412-279-3288 __________________________________________ FREE FIREWOOD, OAK AND MAPLE. Please call for details. 724-258-9026 or 724-812-7986 __________________________________________ LP ALBUMS, LOT OF OLD VINYL. Mixed genre, Time-Life Boxed sets, heavy on the Funk and Reggae. (412) 403-3550 __________________________________________ ANTIQUE BIKE - J.C. Higgins, a Sears brand. Aqua-marine $150 OBO (774) 447-4413 __________________________________________ MEN'S BICYCLE: 18 Speed Marin men's bike, excellent condition, asking $75, Richard 724-872-2806. __________________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" motorcycle drawn hearse. Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7K OBO (774) 447-4413 __________________________________________ RIFLE/SHOTGUN COMBO, SAVAGE Model 24, .223/12 gauge, with scope/ammo/sling - $550.00 (OBO). Woodworking/I.A. Books: Industrial Arts Woodworking (1950), John L. Feirer - $20.00, Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making (1954), John L. Feirer - $25.00, Woodworking For Industry (1963), John L. Feirier - $30.00 Cherry Juice, Dynamic Health, unsweetened concentrate, 16 oz. - $13.00 Shotgun, vintage Browning "sweet sixteen", special steel barrel (1970), #38558 - $1,300 (OBO). Decoys, turkey (2) - $12.00. Flintlock, vintage Thompson Center, Hawken's 50 cal., 29" barrel, catalog, flask, leather pouch, powders, balls, etc. (#14087) - $700.00 (OBO). Crossbow, vintage Horton 35th anniversary, with scope, sling, quiver, 4 arrows/field tips/broad heads, rope-pulley cocker, cranking cocker, field tip target and cloth case - $350.00 (OBO). Rifle, vintage Winchester Model 88 (1970), .308 lever action, scope/sling - $750.00 (OBO). John @ (724) 483-1271 __________________________________________ VINTAGE MISSION STYLE ROCKING CHAIR with cushion. Solid condition. Needs to be refinished. AZ cell phone number but chair is in Munhall, PA. 520-271-5869 __________________________________________ 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. 412714-4642 __________________________________________ 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. 412-886-3873 __________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________

September 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— FRANKLIN & DANBURY MINT 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. 724-4833720 __________________________________________ 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. 724258-4239 __________________________________________ 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. 724-9293891 __________________________________________ 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 $50.00. Call 724-483-6130 __________________________________________


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 3pw $35.00, W. Hagen 10.5 titanium driver $25.00 & ping pal 2 putter $25.00. Most are as new w/graphite shafts reg. 724941-6113 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ 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. 412-901-8691. Excellent condition __________________________________________ KENMORE GAS STOVE, excellent condition, must sell moving, $300.00 or best offer. 412-233-5177 ir 412-780-0851 __________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots Garden of the Cross $2000. 412-384-4374 __________________________________________ WOMEN’S FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, size large, color autumn haze, $1000. 412-384-4374 __________________________________________ SEARS DIE HARD PLATINUM MARINE BATTERY - 1200 C.A., 31 series (BIG). Paid $300. Sell for $100. 724-3669524 __________________________________________ 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. 412-896-3110 or 412-515-6859 __________________________________________ AB LOUNGE CLUB - new condition, $45. Nordic rider, excellent condition, $30. 724-942-4389 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ CROSSBOW, VINTAGE HORTON 35th Anniversary, 4x32 scope, sling, quiver/4 arrows/field tips, rope/pulley cocker, belt buckle, rail lube, wax, sharpener, field tip target and case - __________________________________________ $350.00 John at 724-483-1271 BOOKS, VINTAGE (1950) Industrial Arts Woodworking, by John L. Feirer - $15.00, vintage (1979) Album of Astronomy, by Tom McGowen - $15.00. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making, John L. Feirer, 1954 - $40.00. Wood Handbook, No. 72, 1955, U.S. Department of Agriculture $15.00. John at 724-483-1271 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ 75 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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 724747-4693 (Near Trax Farm) __________________________________________ BATTLECREEK MASSAGE TABLE, aluminum adjustable legs with facial cutout, has carrying case, $230. 412-6533848 __________________________________________ 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. 412-6533848 __________________________________________ 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. 412881-7549 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ 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 412819-7623 __________________________________________ 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 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 412819-7623 __________________________________________ 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 724438-7806 __________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "PRIME REAL ESTATE" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724552-7056 __________________________________________ 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 412-854-3637 __________________________________________ 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 412-854-3637 __________________________________________ 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 412-8543637 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________

76 ————————————————————————————————————————— CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Park. Garden of All Faiths - Lawn Crypt. Includes lot, vault, memorial, granite and vase. 724-379-6866. __________________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for__________________________________________ $750 Off METAL ROOFING & SIDING FOR HOUSES, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717 445-5222 __________________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------WESTERN ELECTRIC (slim line) rotary phone. 724-6285129 __________________________________________ John Deere 12 HP (8.94 KW) engine, for 212 riding lawn mower. 724-628-5129 __________________________________________ ABOUT 10 ACRES IN WASHINGTON, Fayette, and Greene County. M0G go with the transfer. Want to build home, for family. Call 724-222-5257 or email, __________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS used on utility poles. Glass or Porcelain. Paying cash based on condition and type. 724782-0539. __________________________________________ WANTED INDIAN ARROWHEADS, tomahawks, etc. Anything old Native American. 724-747-7314 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ 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 724-7130289. __________________________________________ 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 412979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. __________________________________________ CANNING JARS WANTED. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. __________________________________________ WANTED TO BUY. SILVER COINS. 1964 or older. Will pay 20-times 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 412498-1622. __________________________________________ WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1900 (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 1-310-7210726 __________________________________________


CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-4404001 Habla Espanol. __________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 __________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 __________________________________________ MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1985. Running or not Japanese, British, European, American $Cash$ paid. Free appraisals! CALL 315-569-8094 Email pictures or description to: __________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. __________________________________________ 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 607-280-3689. __________________________________________ 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, 412-3522800 __________________________________________ 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 724747-9030 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 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 1-888-776-7771. __________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Up to $2,671/mo. (Based on paid-in amount.) FREE evaluation! Call Bill Gordon & Associates. 1- 855-376-6502. Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL., member TX/NM Bar. __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. REAL PEOPLE, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: Call 1-877-737-9447 18+ __________________________________________ HERO MILES - to find out more about how you can help our service members, veterans and their families in their time of need, visit the Fisher House website at __________________________________________

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LUNG CANCER? AND AGE 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 866-428-1639 for Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. __________________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. REAL PEOPLE, FLIRTY CHAT. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1888-909-9905 18+. __________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Up to $2,671/mo. (Based on paid-in amount.) FREE evaluation! Call Bill Gordon & Associates. 1-855-498-6323. Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL., member TX/NM Bar. __________________________________________ LIFELOCK IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION. Do not Wait! Start Guarding Your Identity Today. 3 layers of protection. Detect, Alert, Restore. Receive 10% off. Call for Details 1855-399-2089 __________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service__________________________________________ is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-844-722-7993 HUGHESNET: Gen4 satellite internet is ultra fast and secure. Plans as low as $39.99 in select areas. Call 1-855-440-4911 now to get a $50 Gift Card! __________________________________________ BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! Publications sold at all major secular & specialty Christian bookstores. CALL Christian Faith Publishing for your FREE author submission kit.__________________________________________ 1-855-548-5979 SNOW GUARD. Help prevent dangerous snow slides, Damaging gutters, etc. Stainless Steel & Close out colors snow guards $2.25 ea. Colored $3.25. Free Shipping 50 or more 717 445-5222 __________________________________________ TRUCK LOAD SALE STEEL TUBING/PIPE 5.75" OD .31 Wall 39'4" Long, closeout $.24 LB. Email; 717-445-5222 __________________________________________

------------- NOTICES ---------MOVING SALE, everything must go. 105 Reed Ave, Monessen, Sept 8-9 & 15-16 __________________________________________ 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 412-760-2291. __________________________________________ 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 pain-relieving 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. __________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? AND 60 YEARS OLD? If So, You and Your Family May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 800897-7205 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out of Pocket. __________________________________________ 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 1877-625-2147 Promo Code CDC201625 __________________________________________

------------ PETS -------ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for

$30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. __________________________________________ FREE HERBAL KITTENS. 8 wks old. 4 female, and 3 male. Calico, orange, black, tuxedo. Call 724-929-4189 or 724929-2486 __________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. __________________________________________ 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. 724-5032638 __________________________________________ 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 724-2225257 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. Offstreet 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 724-518-4667 __________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724747-9030 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

September 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— 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 __________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________ HUDSON VALLEY SACRIFICE! 10 acres -was $49,900 NOW $39,900 Pine woods, stonewalls, stream! 20 mins Albany, 2 hrs NY Cty! G'teed buildable. Call 888-738-6994 NOW! __________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------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 724708-8430 __________________________________________ DEPENDABLE GRASS CUTTER and trimming. Please call 724-396-0660. Senior Discount! __________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING - Mon Valley area, call Rich 724-2585539. 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

HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/ GRASS CUTTING AND MULCHING. Call Cory 412-7156778, honest and reliable. __________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING - residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412-4616268 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 412-3815242 __________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. __________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the 77 —————————————————————————————————————————— latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-3486837. __________________________________________ 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 412-651-8503 __________________________________________ 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, 724-787-7030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email or visit www.seniorhelp __________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________

READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada. BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery &__________________________________________ pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233.

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