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Electronic Recycling Events Slated in Belle Vernon and Rostraver Page 24

South Hills Elks ‘Soccer Shoot’ Page 46

FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT Special Section Page 52-64

Thomas Jefferson High School Celebrates Opening of New School

Fall ‘Fleatique on the Mon’ Set for October 5 The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual ‘Fall Fleatique on the Mon’ on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM along Main Street, Route 88 throughout Monongahela and New Eagle. This is the largest street sale in Southwestern PA, three miles long and attended by thousands. Includes businesses, homeowners and churches. Held rain or shine with FREE PARKING and FREE ADMISSION. We are in need of Antique, Food Vendors, and Crafters. Visit our website for vendor forms or contact Dorothea Pemberton at 724-258-5919 or macc15063@comcast.net. All applications should be completed and returned to this office no later than September 27, 2019.

The grand opening celebration of Thomas Jefferson High School 2.0 was held on August 19 with elected officials, board members, and invited guests present to participate in a special Flag Raising Ceremony, followed by a community open house. The brand new 300,000-square-feet building is comprised of three components—a Unified Arts Wing, Academic Wing, and Athletic Wing, with the main entry architecture modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The school is designed to maximize learning through diverse, collaborative, technology-rich spaces and support a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of every student and personalize learning for generations to come. Students also will enjoy a state-ofthe-art theater, recording and production studio and media center, aquatic center, full competition gymnasium, and outdoor classroom areas.

The outside entrance to the new Thomas Jefferson High School

The new TJHS crest is on the lobby floor. The crest was designed by Mr. Salopek’s art class last year.


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO SEPTEMBER 4

WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS – 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, Old Clairton Road. Presentation by Jennifer Sopko on the History of Idlewild Park. 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, 412384-3318 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. PIZZA & PRAISE – 6:30 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, located 2 miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road. Free pizza & beverages. Casual, contemporary worship begins 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Brent Furlong preaching. All are welcome.

SEPTEMBER 6

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE – 9:00 p.m., Frankie I’s, 1180 Mapleview Dr, Washington, PA 15301. Some of the area’s top acts hit the stage plus The Iron City Beer Girl will be on hand with all kind of ways to win Iron City Beer Giveaways. All dollars collected at the door go directly to the American Cancer Society. BINGO - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Games start at 7:00 p.m. Bunola Civic Association, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA 15020. Kitchen will be open. NEW $500 Jackpot starting in August, if it does payout, it increases! Friday, August 23. Like us on Facebook for weekly updates. For more information call: 412-841-7310 or 412-8558468.

SEPTEMBER 7

CRAFT BAZAAR – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street, Monongahela. Featured will be crafts, vendors, food, a bake sale, and basket auction. Some of the proceeds will benefit the youth of the Mon Valley. ELECTRONICS COLLECTION - 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Brunswick Zone Belle Vernon Lanes Parking Lot 4752, PA Route 51 South, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Individuals only. Residents from all communities welcome. All eclectronics, anything with a card, will be accepted at no charge. No glass tube TVs, tubes removed from cabinet will be accepted. Sponsored by the Belle Vernon Rotary. For information, call Tom Yoder at 724-984-1794 or Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling at 724-879-4020.

STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Gary’s Chuckwagon at 109 Second Street in West Newton. Sponsored by The West Newton Little House Association. Stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, rolls and butter, assorted desserts and a beverage. The ticket price is $12.00 per person. Take Out orders are available. To purchase a ticket, please call 724-872-7937.Tickets are also available to purchase at Gary’s Chuckwagon. The WN Little House Association has maintained the Little House as a meeting place for West Newton Girl Scouts and other organizations since 1938. FLOWER SHOW – 2-7:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The Pleasant Hills Garden Club (PHGC) presents COUNTY FAIR an NGC Small Standard Flower Show. Free and Open to the public.


September 2019 MON VALLEY R/C CLUB (MVRC) GIANT SCALE MODEL AIRPLANE FLY-IN - 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver Township. The event is FREE. Food will be available for purchase. Handicapped and other on-site parking is available. Pilots from our surrounding communities as well as interstate pilots will showcase their expertise flying all types of R/C aircraft including, but not limited to: Turbine Jets, War-Birds, Helicopters, Quadrotors, First Person View (FPV) and much, much more. This event is well suited for individuals or families who are looking to have a great time and who want to learn more about this exciting hobby. Join us for night flying at dusk as well. For more information contact: Dr. Linda Wojnar, MVRC Secretary, 412-654-7867. FUNNY FUNDRAISER - Doors open at 5:30 pm. A dinner and comedy show fundraiser will be held at the Washington Country Club to raise funds for the Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Cash bar and beverages. The first of three comedians will take the stage at 7 pm. Auction baskets and 50/50 tickets will also benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Event tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting Kim Jackson at 724-745-6857 or online at www.slapsticksproductions.com GREYHOUND REUNION DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., Monessen Firemen’s Social Hall, 15 Eastgate, Monessen, PA. $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door, tickets can be ordered in advance by sending a check payable to Paul Tobacco at 4357 East Brightview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Additional information is available at 412-881-7223 or via email at ptobacco@comcast.net. The dance is open to all Monessen High School graduates and those who attended MHS and the public is welcome. BYOB event. The organizing committee will provide soda pop, mixers, ice, chips and dessert. GAME DAY - 12-3:00 p.m., Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA . Fellowship, Lunch, Prizes. If you would like to reserve a table for 4 to play cards or a game of your choice, call 412-881-4000. Tickets: $1.

LOCAL NEWS MONESSEN ‘PUPPYUP’ WALK Monessen City Park Walking Track. There will be 30+ animal and non-animal vendors selling a wide range of items. There will also be food, drinks, dog themed raffle baskets, a memory tree, gift bags, puppy pools, and other fun activities! PuppyUp will be collecting food, toys, blankets, and dog beds at the walk for this rescue. Gift bags will be given to the first 100 people to register. Registration for the walk starts at 11:30 and pups start strolling right at 12 noon. More information can be found at https://puppyupwalk.org/monessen/. Anyone interested in registering their dogs for the walk can pay the reduced registration fee of $20 before September 5. After that date, registration will be $25. All money raised through this walk will fund grants for oncology research and raise awareness for canine cancer. SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER 3-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: $6 each.

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

DONUT SALE - St. Damien of Molokai Parish offering their delicious homemade cake donuts for sale, at Madonna School Cafeteria, Monongahela, PA. Saturday 8:30 a.m. until sold out; Sunday 9:00 a.m. until noon or sold out. $9.00 per dozen.

SEPTEMBER 8 MON VALLEY ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS OUTDOOR CONCERT – 2:004:00 p.m., Chess Park, Gazebo stage, Monongahela, PA. Free. Featured artists will be the “Coupla Graybeards” acoustic duo performing on the Gazebo stage. The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, an Arts and Cultural 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, is very pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the EQT Foundation has sponsored the 2019 EQT/MVAA Summer Concert Series. MONTHLY BINGO – 12:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, West Newton, PA. Enjoy the IMPROVED BINGO sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. There are 15 regular games paying $30 each and 3 specials paying $50 each.

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SEPTEMBER 9 THE PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB (PHGC) -12:30 p.m., community room, Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. The program “Cornhusk wreath workshop” will be presented by Mary Galluppi. The PHGC always welcomes new members and non-members are welcome to attend.

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The more who play, the more we will pay. There is also an open kitchen which offers hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips, warm pretzels, candy bars and beverages. Oh, and don’t forget the Bonzai and Jackpot games which are increasing in value. We also have a great time with instant games of chance. There are also great opportunities to win great gifts on SURE TIPS. So come on out for a fun Sunday afternoon. Admission is only $15 for the 15 regular games paper boards.

CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Open to the public, the clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. Bags will be given to patrons. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

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SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library, 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 www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to info@montourtrail.org.

CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS – 7:30 p.m., regular stated meeting, Masonic Hall located at the corner of 7th and McCain in Charleroi, Pa. Program for this meeting to be announced. For more information call 724-984-6611.

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 commemorative coins and tokens. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-9846611.

SEPTEMBER 11 SOUTH PARK 9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY – 6:30 p.m., Sunny Slope, Allegheny County Park, South Park. The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills U.M. Church, is again sponsoring a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony that will be held, rain or shine. Everyone is invited to attend the memorial ceremony which will include patriotic songs and the distribution of American flags. First Responders and military personnel will be honored. Participants will also include the boy scouts, girl scouts, and local performers. The parking lot of Windover Hills U.M. Church can be used to accommodate any parking overflow, and the church will be used for the ceremony in the event of rain. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony at Windover Hills U.M. Church Fellowship Hall. Please join us on September 11th to reflect on this poignant event.

BETHEL PARK REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING - 7:30 pm, Bethel Park Municipal Building, Council Chambers. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend. Please note that the meeting is not open to the general public, only to registered Republicans.

SEPTEMBER 13

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela. All are welcome. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. PHOTO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS - Lois Guinn Framing, 3339 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA. Thursday, September 13 at 6:00PM. RSVP REQUIRED. 724-941-5001. loisguinnframing@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 14 MANTLE HOUSE MISSION RESALE STORE – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 132 South Water St. West Newton, PA. Mission’s Pickin’s, Fill a BOX FOR $5.00, during West Newton’s Festival. Thousands of items to choose from, household items, books, children’s items, etc. All proceeds go towards homeless young adults. Call 7248721800 for questions or mantlehousemission@yahoo.com NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY FEST – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., NBV Community Bank Park, Graham Street (Exit #42 off Interstate 70). Music, food, craft vendors, beer, wine, and for the first year local distilleries. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and for children there will be free face painting. Vendors are being accepted up to the day of the event. Anyone wishing to participate in the event please contact Cody Ambrose

at 724-963-8014 or RJ Sokol at 724929-2749. Hosted by the North Belle Vernon (NBV) Recreation Commission. 8TH ANNUAL JOAN BURNS FUN WALK 4 KANE - Registration is at 8:00 A.M., Walk begins at 9:30 A.M., with a picnic immediately following. Registration is $20 and the first 100 people registered get a T-Shirt. There will be prizes and a basket auction. “Kids 4 Kane” will also participate. The Walk is named in memory of Joan Burns who was an educator and a great supporter of Kane. Joan passed away unexpectedly in 2013. All funds raised go for special events and extracurricular activities to enhance the quality of life for residents at the McKeesport Kane Community Living Center keeping them in touch with the communities where they have lived their whole lives. WILD WORLD ANIMAL SHOW – 4:00 p.m., Thomas Presbyterian at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA. The Wild World of Animals has 30 years of experience working with and caring for wild animals. Located in the heart of Southwestern Pennsylvania, they specialize in educational and entertaining wildlife shows for a variety of occasions and events. Following the show, we will serve hamburgers and hot dogs. The admission is $5.00 per person (Adult or child) with a maximum of $20 per family. For tickets contact the church office at 724-941-8910. Tickets will also be sold at the door. It would be appreciated if you could purchase your tickets in advance so that we can better plan the food needs. ANNUAL FLEA MARKET VENDOR CRAFT-FOOD EVENT - Tubby hall Park, Howard Street, New Eagle, PA. Vendors, food trucks, crafters, non-profit groups, organizations, all welcome. Sponsored by the New Eagle Community Action Group. For reservations, questions, or information: contact Marilyn at 724-678-1082. Please leave name and contact number. All messages will be returned in the order they are received. No reservations will be taken online.

STEAK DINNER - Center in the Woods is holding it’s Annual Steak Dinner Fundraiser. The evening will consist of appetizers, local winery sales, silent and Chinese auctions, a steak dinner grilled by our Board of Directors and entertainment which will be a Neil Diamond impersonator! Tickets are limited and on sale now! Call 724-938-7553 Ext. 103 or Visit Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville PA, along Rt. 88. CHARLEROI CEMETERY BENEFIT PICNIC – 1:00 p.m., North Charleroi Rec Park, North Charleroi, PA $10.00 Adults – Age 13, Ages 12 & Under – Free. Food, drink, desserts, music, games of chance. Proceeds benefit the Charleroi Cemetery. Hosted by Charleroi Cemetery Association. For more info, 724-797-4296, Charleroicemetery @gmail.com SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY – 9:00 a.m., (2nd Saturday of the month) Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) The September project has not yet been determined. Interested volunteers should contact info@montourtrail.org after September 11 for more information. TRIVIA NIGHT - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.; game starts at 7:30 sharp, Adults Scott Park Community Room. Benefit your Scott Township Public Library. Tickets are $15 per person or $100 for 8-person team and will be available at the door while supplies last. We encourage purchasing tickets in advance as this event has sold out in the past. Teams consist of 1-8 people. All individuals are welcome and will be matched with a team. 50/50 available for raffle. Light refreshments at table (feel free to bring food to share with your table.) Beer and wine served with donation at bar. SPAGHETTI DINNER - 4-7:00 p.m., Nativity Church, South Park, PA. Hosted by The Auxiliary of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. Dinner is $10.00 per person and


September 2019 includes freshly prepared spaghetti with choice of homemade red or white sauce, a salad, roll, drink and dessert. Glutenfree pasta will also be available for the same price. Children under age 10 eat for $5. Take-out meals will also available. All proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner go to support the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, as well as the continued care of senior Sisters. For more information, please call Sister Mary Ann at (412) 477-4321. SALE ON THE TRAIL – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., West Newton trail head parking lot by the bike shop. Flea market venders and buyers wanted, sponsored by the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Great Allegheny Passage. Set-up cost is $20.00 for trail members and $35.00 for non-members which includes a discounted trail membership fee. Set-up spaces include enough room for vehicle and tables. Visit our sale and stay for West Newton Days and a concert by the Gemtones that evening. All proceeds are used to keep your bike trail a safe and family friendly destination. Payments can be made in advance to insure the best spaces or made at day of sale to WYTC. For any additional information contact Keith Frid at 412751-4997 or the West Newton train station. OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St., White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724984-6611. WOMEN ONLY TRAP SHOOT Rostraver Sportsmen Association, 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will host a ‘womans only’ trap shoot on Saturday September 14 and Saturday, September 28, 2019. All women are welcome and the event is open to the public. For more information call 412779-1250 or e-mail rostraversportsmen@yahoo.com. ‘SOCCER SHOOT’ FOR LOCAL YOUTH - The South Hills Elks Lodge will be holding a ‘Soccer Shoot’ contest for area youth on Saturday, September 14 at the Bethel Park High School practice soccer fields. Activities will take place from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This competition is a “shooting skills” contest for all boys and girls under the age of 14

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LOCAL NEWS as of January 1, 2019, who live in the south hills. You do not have to be a member of a soccer organization nor a family member of the Elks to compete. Sign up for the competition will be at Bethel Park HS Practice Soccer fields the day of the Soccer Shoot. Proof of age required at registration. To receive a registration form, please send an email to the South Hills Elk Lodge southhillselks@comcast.net. Please register in advance, onsite registration will be accepted as time and positions are available. For more information contact the Elks Lodge at 412-831-0616.

SEPTEMBER 14-15 WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY FESTIVAL - Sat 5-10:00 p.m., Sun 12-10:00 p.m., Vine Street Park, West Newton, PA 15089. Annual Festival, featuring nightly bands, children’s contest/ parades/events and area. Food, Crafters, DS Vendors, Games and much more. Come join the fun, we have a little something for everyone. Find us on Facebook for more details. FLOREFFE COMMUNITY YARD SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Floreffe section of Jefferson Hills, PA. We’ve got something for everyone, come treasure hunt in Floreffe for the day!

SEPTEMBER 15

WHISKEY REBELLION BUS TOUR – 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., full day of history with guided tours of the Bradford House Museum, 175 S. Main Street, Washington, PA; Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike Road, Bridgeville, PA; and the Oliver Miller Homestead, 1 Stone Manse Drive, South Park Township, PA. Cost is $75.00 per person. Your tour includes a morning snack and bottled water, a luxury charter bus ride to and from all sites, a knowledgeable, entertaining historic tour guide, and a buffet lunch at the South Park Clubhouse. To buy tickets visit www.bradfordhouse.org/events. Proceeds benefit these three historic sites.

Pancakes, Syrup, butter, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, coffee, tea, juice. Adults $7.00, Children $4.00. 50/50 raffle. All proceeds to be used for South Park Twp. Charities. All are welcome. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 1-6:00 p.m., Finley Hall at St. Francis Assisi Church, 3609 Washington Ave., Finleyville, PA. $8.00 adults, children 10 and under $5.00. Take Out Available. Raffles and 50/50. Benefits Finleyville Food Pantry. WESTERN SQUARE DANCING – 79:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church off Rt 19 at 107 Carol Drive, McMurray. Free Fun Night of Introduction to Western Square Dancing. Lessons start Tuesda from7:00-9:00 PM at same location with Brad Deibert teaching. More info: Renee& Bob (724) 267-4655. ENOCH WRIGHT HOUSE AND LOG CABIN – 1-3:00 p.m., open for tours, located in Venetia, PA. Headquarters of the Peters Creek Historical Society. Further information on the society can be found on its website :www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

SEPTEMBER 16 ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, PA. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611. SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB – 7:00 p.m., South Park Township Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Rd. Women from other communities are welcomed to join the SPWC. Open to all.Besides business portion and programs held at meetings, there are wonderful goodies served at every meeting. They are provided by members each month. Members meet 7 months a year. Two months with no meetings are May for Officers Induction luncheon and Clubs special Christmas luncheon in December. No meetings in summer. Various programs held at monthly meetings. Forms to join club can be gotten and filled out that evening.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 23, 30

MONDAYS WITH MANTLE HOUSE CRAFT CLASSES – 6:00 p.m., All classes held at the West Newton Presbyterian Church 3rd & Main Street, $5.00 each. September 16th- tie dye shirt shirts supplied; September 23 -fun with meals by Pampered Chef; September 30th- Sand Art. All proceeds go towards homeless young adults. Call 724872-1800 for questions or mantlehousemission@yahoo.com

SEPTEMBER 17

PAINT AND SIP - 5:30– 8:00 p.m., Monongahela Area Library. Join us for an evening of painting and fun! Local artist Stephanie Beattie will be leading the class, teaching you step by step how to paint our chosen design. Cost is $35, all materials will be provided. This is a BYOB event. Seating is limited. Contact 724-258-5409 to purchase your ticket.

SEPTEMBER 18

PIZZA & PRAISE - 6:30 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, located 2 miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road. Free pizza & beverages. Casual, contemporary worship begins 7:00 p.m. with Jenni Hornung bringing the message. All are welcome.

SEPTEMBER 19 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Event speaker David Lopus, of the federal government census bureau, will speak about the purpose of taking the census and job opportunities that the census provides. Lunch is at noon. The cost for lunch is $8.00 payable at the door. The Men’s Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412- 655- 2000, option 0.

SEPTEMBER 20-21

QUILT SHOW – Mon Valley YMCA. The Mon Valley Quilt Club will be hosting “School Days 2019 Quilt Show.” Join us for an amazing display of quilts plus Chinese auction, fleatique,

and vendors. Learn about new fabrics and techniques from local quilters. A beautiful “English Knot” quilt will be raffled off. Hours are 9-5 on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday. Admission is $5. The Mon Valley YMCA is located on 101 Taylor Run Rd. off Route 88. For more info contact Sotta at 724-255-6995.

for half price. Tickets are available at the Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive in McKeesport’s Renziehausen Park, or online at Eventbrite. For more information, call the center at 412-6781832; for links and event details, visit www.mckeesportheritage.org.

SEPTEMBER 21

SPEERS BORO RESIDENT PICNIC Speers Park. Covered dish. Hotdogs, drinks and paper products/utensils will be provided. Bring your favorite covered dish and come meet your neighbors and enjoy the park. Rain or shine. Please call Boro office to RSVP.

TJ HOCKEY FUNDRAISER - Doors open at 6pm, races begin at 6:30pm and will run approximately every 20 minutes. Elizabeth Bingo Hall, 101 S 1st Avenue, Elizabeth PA 15037. Spectator ticket at $20.00 includes entrance to the event, food, refreshments, draft beer, music, option to bet on all races and accessibility to all the games of chance. Horse Owner ticket at $30.00 includes all of the above and the rights to name a horse AND if that horse wins the race the “owner” makes an automatic $50.00. To purchase tickets for the event contact Donna Briscoe at (412) 653-7952. Leave message if unavailable and a return phone call will be made. FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia, PA 15367. Benefits Childrens’ Camp Fund. NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP ANNUAL BONFIRE – 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., 969 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty-Four, PA 15330. Music by Tres Lads. Free event Food/refreshments, Bring a chair or blanket. Rain or shine.

SEPTEMBER 21 – 22 & 26 MCKEESPORT & VERSAILLES CEMETERY LIVING HISTORY TOUR Sponsored by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center. Sept. 21 and 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with an encore performance Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center. This self-guided walking tour of the historic cemetery, located at 1608 Fifth Ave. in McKeesport, will bring to life the stories of 10 famous - and maybe not so famous - McKeesport natives and residents. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the event, and youth under 12 are admitted

SEPTEMBER 22

MON VALLEY ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS OUTDOOR CONCERT – 2:004:00 p.m., Chess Park, Gazebo stage, Monongahela, PA. Free. The concert will feature the EQT/MVAA and Mon Valley favorite, “Wally Gingers Orchestra”. The orchestra will be performing Big Band hits from the Wally Gingers songbook. The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, an Arts and Cultural 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, is very pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the EQT Foundation has sponsored the 2019 EQT/MVAA Summer Concert Series. CAR SHOW – Registration 12-2 p.m., car show will continue until 4 p.m., St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, parking lot, 185 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA. Rain or shine. Registration fee of $10.00. The first 150 cars will receive dash plaques and gifts. 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. Contact info: 724-438-6027 (leave message). Proceeds benefit St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church Maintenance Fund. A TEA ON BROADWAY: A TRIBUTE TO EMMA JEAN PRITCHARD -WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL TEA – 12:00 p.m., doors open, event begins promptly at 1:00 p.m., Le Grande Room, 105 S. 2nd St, West Newton, PA. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the library or Gary’s

Chuckwagon Restaurant. Limited seating, only 90 tickets will be sold. Call to reserve parties of 8 or more 724-6330798. Feel free to wear your finest tea hat. Includes lunch, desserts, tea, soft drinks. Gift basket auction and silent auction of authentic vintage tea pots. This year’s tea is a tribute to the late Emma Jean Pritchard.

SEPTEMBER 23

“REMEMBERING ISLAYS” – Peters Creek Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and public are invited to an evening of nostalgia. Guest speaker and Monongahela resident Jay Ramsey, assisted by Douglas Cole, who both worked for Islays, will present an interesting and historical reflection. Further information on the society can be found on its website :www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

SEPTEMBER 25 “IDLEWILD: THE HISTORY AND MEMORIES OF PENNSYLVANIA’S OLDEST AMUSEMENT PARK” – 7:00 p.m., Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The West Jefferson Hills Historical Society program is sure to evoke happy childhood memories of family fun and amusement park thrills experienced at Idlewild Park. Author and historian, Jennifer Sopko, will relate this heartwarming history of Pennsylvania’s oldest amusement park. Miss Sopko’s book will be available for purchase.

SEPTEMBER 28

GREENOCK LOG HOUSE DAYS – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Elizabeth Township. The event sponsored by Elizabeth Township Historical Society will feature 18th Century reenactors, historical displays, entertainment and children’s activities in conjunction with the Greenock U. M. Church’s Apple Fest on adjacent property. The Apple Fest will serve BBQ pork and chicken from noon to 5 p.m. with apple desserts. Questions, call 412-807-8452.


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO includes: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dinner Roll, Dessert, and Beverage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call (724) 348-7454.

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WOMEN ONLY TRAP SHOOT Rostraver Sportsmen Association, 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will host a ‘womans only’ trap shoot on Saturday, September 28, 2019. All women are welcome and the event is open to the public. For more information call 412-779-1250 or e-mail rostraversportsmen@yahoo.com. FALL FESTIVAL/FLEA MARKET – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, Jefferson Hills. Flea market items include household items, clothing, misc items. Light lunch also available. Held indoors. Handicap accessible. 412-653-4797. YARD SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Held in the white house next to the church. We invite you to come browse through a wide variety of items of all kinds (including household, Christmas, etc.) and all at bargain prices. COUNTRY DINNER – 2-6:00 p.m., Round Hill Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth. Chicken & Biscuits or Cabbage Rolls. Include potatoes, vegetables, drinks and dessert. Kid’s dinner of chicken fingers. Chinese Auctionand a Country Store (homemade items like crafts and baked goods). The proceeds

will benefit our mission fund which supports both local and international projects. Please see our website: www.roundhillchurch.org or our facebook page: www.face-book.com/RoundHillChurch for additional information. FALL CARD PARTY – doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:00 p.m., Pittsburgh South Hills Elks 2213, 2789 South Park Rd. Open to all card players. $15 per person. Chinese auction and pot of gold raffle. For tickets call 412-831-0616. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 3-6:00 p.m., 303 Stone Church Road, Finleyville, PA (Stone Church). Held by The James Chapel Cemetery Association. Dinner

FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS CRAFT SHOW – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Brentwood VFW, 3801 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Free admission, Plenty of free parking, Handicap accessible, Chinese Auction, Kitchen open from 11-1, craft activity table for the kids while you start your holiday shopping! There will be a wide variety of beautiful hand made items for sale by local crafters. Jewelry, light up wine bottles, stained glass, local honey, farmhouse, hand painted ornaments, pet clothes, sewn and crochet items, wreaths and much more! Denise 412-519-3559 STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER – 47:00 p.m., Gary’s Chuckwagon, located at 109 Second Street, West Newton, PA. Sponsored by Women’s Club of West Newton. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Gary’s Restaurant or by calling (724) 872-3551.Take-out available. INDOOR FLEA MARKET / BAKE SALE – V.F.W. Post 1409, Black Diamond, Monongahela. 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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MON VALLEY ARTS FEST – 12-5:00 p.m., CCAC South Campus, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. West Mifflin Community Foundation and the Community College of Allegheny County invite students of all ages to display their art. Vendors, food trucks, live demos and more. Sponsors welcome. For more information, contact WestMifflinCF@gmail.com ENOCH WRIGHT HOUSE AND LOG CABIN – 1-3:00 p.m., open for tours, located in Venetia, PA. Headquarters of the Peters Creek Historical Society. Further information on the society can be found on its website :www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

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Finleyville Mayor Thankful For Another Great Fireman’s Fair Dear Editor; Firemen and firewomen, first responders, attendees and everyone who helped to make the 2019 Fireman’s Fair an outstanding event deserve a noteworthy thank you from all of us. Who can forget Wednesday’s parade with all the fire trucks and the fantastic marching units! Then there are the carnival’s rides, games, music, food and the spectacular Friday’s fireworks display. This year’s annual fair was made possible by dedicated volunteers who planned for months, set up the stands, cooked the food, bought the prizes, worked the games, sold tickets, organized the fireworks and then dismantled the stands. You gave us a week to remember. We can’t wait for next year’s fair. THANK YOU! Michael M. Kutsek - Mayor of Finleyville

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Chorus Seeking Singers for Christmas Concert The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus is looking for interested adult singers for our Christmas Concert. Practices are held Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth starting September 8. Cut-off to sing this concert is September 22. The Junior Chorus is looking for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who are interested in singing the Christmas Concert. The first rehearsal for Junior Chorus is on September 22 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 6, 7 and 8. For additional information or questions, please call 412-751-0526 or go to www.efacc.org.


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Cal U Offers New Programs In Criminal Justice Specialties Forensic scientists are in high demand. Students can learn to use science to solve crimes – and position themselves for exciting careers – with new programs at California University of Pennsylvania. Beginning this fall, undergraduates who enrolled in Cal U’s popular criminal justice major can specialize in forensic investigation or cyber forensics. In the forensic investigation concentration, students apply their knowledge of forensic science to the complex task of investigating crime scenes. Building on their knowledge of criminal justice principles, forensic science and the law, students learn to utilize physical evidence – everything from fingerprints and body fluids to DNA evidence and computer data – to assist in solving crimes. The cyber forensics concentration builds knowledge and skills for students with an interest in computer forensics and solving cybercrimes. Students learn to contribute to criminal investigations by undeleting files, restoring social media data, identifying encryption techniques, analyzing cellphone records and more. A strong background in criminal justice allows investigators to maintain the proper “chain of custody” as they uncover digital evidence. Both concentrations provide advanced, hands-on training for practical problem-solvers with a passion for law enforcement and justice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, students can anticipate a high demand for these specialized skills when they graduate and enter the workforce. Cal U’s new programs include a blend of online and face-to-face courses. All classes are taught by highly qualified, full-time faculty members who bring top academic credentials and years of professional experience to the classroom. For example, program coordinator Dr. Raymond Hsieh has consulted pro bono on the high-profile case of the so-called “Smiley Face Killer” and contributed to a textbook authored by one of the world’s most renowned forensic scientists, Dr. Henry Lee. However, Hsieh is perhaps best known on campus for creating realistic mock crime scenes that allow students to develop and demonstrate their skills. For additional information or to learn more about this program, please visit our website at www.Calu.edu or call 724-938-4000.

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South Park Women’s Club to Hold First Regular Meeting of Their Fiscal Year The South Park Women's Club (SPWC) will hold their first meeting for 2019-2020 fiscal year on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 PM. Sandi Mialki, President will welcome both former and new members at this meeting. Meetings are held in the South Park Township Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Rd. South Park, PA. During this meeting, Sandi will inform all of her agenda for coming year, including fundraisers such as the clubs 26th annual Craft Show, and Community Day. It will be a "getting back together again" night for members, who haven't seen each other during the summer, as well as greeting all new members. Meetings are always a friendly social night for all. The SPWC is open to all, and Women from other communities are welcomed to join. Forms to join the club will be available and can filled out that evening. Besides the business portion and program held at each meeting, there are always wonderful goodies provided by members that are served each month. Members meet 7 months a year. Two months with no meetings are May for Officers Induction luncheon and Clubs special Christmas luncheon in December. No meetings are held in summer. Various programs are held at monthly meetings. Plenty of parking available.

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McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery Living History Tour The fifth annual McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery Living History Tour sponsored by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will be Sept. 21 and 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with an encore performance Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center. This self-guided walking tour of the historic cemetery, located at 1608 Fifth Ave. in McKeesport, will bring to life the stories of 10 famous - and maybe not so famous - McKeesport natives and residents. The one thing they all have in common is their final resting place is in the cemetery. The fascinating 163-year history of the cemetery will be told by "The Widow." This year's tour will bring to life Isabella Cornell Painter, a 1930s matron; G.C. Murphy, the man synonymous with five and dime stores; Carl Willig, a World War I soldier; George H. Lysle, mayor of McKeesport; Phyllis Garland, a 1970s journalist; Norman "Boots" Johnson, a Vietnam War soldier; Laroux Soles, a woman in the 1930s whose life was filled with lust, murder and intrigue; Walter Riggs, a historian who may have explained the Queen Aliquippa burial legend; and Arnold Varga, a renowned advertising artist. Tickets for the Living History Tour are $10 in advance, $12 at the event, and youth under 12 are admitted for half price. Tickets are available at the Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive in McKeesport's Renziehausen Park, or online at Eventbrite. For more information, call the center at 412678-1832; for links and event details, visit www.mckeesportheritage.org.

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Apple dumplings are a favorite at the Greenock U. M. Church Apple Fest. Larry Hettler oversees the baking until they are golden with a crispy crust.

The 8th Pa. Regiment of the Continental Line will pitch their tents at the Greenock Log House site adjacent to property of the Greenock U. M. Church.

‘Apple Fest’ will feature BBQ, apple dumplings and folk music while ‘Greenock Log House Days’ will host colonial reenactors and vendors when the two events occur next to each other Saturday, Sept. 28 in Elizabeth Township.

Apple Fest Greenock U.M. Church will host its annual community event from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. that will serve pork and chicken, favorite side dishes and baked goods at 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road. Singer Rubbie Greenewald will perform folk and classic rock songs. Preschool director Cindy Obley and teachers will sponsor children’s games.

Log House Days The 8th Pa. Regiment of the Continental Line will pitch their tents at the adjacent Greenock Log House site to provide hands-on experience with living history from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The log house will be open to showcase restoration efforts by the Elizabeth Township Historical Society that include handicapped-accessible porch, restored turkey-breast fireplace and several recent antique donations. Vendors will range from alpaca woolen products, primitive decor, items repurposed from nature and man, floral arrangements, jewelry to pottery. Appalachian music, Irish tunes and hymns will be played on dulcimers. Artists or crafters may still sign up to display and sell their works at the log house by calling 412-751-5389 or sending an E-mail to betweentworivershistory@gmail.com. To reserve a 10’ by 10’ space rain or shine, send $25 check made to ETHS Log House and mail to Debbie Gilbert, 1109 Sommerset Street, McKeesport, Pa. 15135. For additional information about these events, please call the church at 412751-7726.

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New Fairgrounds Bridge and Trolley Platform Opens in Time For 2019 Washington County Fair By Alice Harris A Ribbon Cutting and ‘Golden Spike’ ceremony was held at 10:30 am on Friday August 9, 2019 by the Washington County Commissioners, the Washington County Fair Board, and the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to celebrate the new fairgrounds bridge and trolley platform for the opening of the 2019 Washington County Agricultural Fair. This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Washington County. Used, refurbished equipment was provided by Allegheny County Port Authority and over 5,000 work hours were invested by Trolley Museum volunteers to complete the project. The new platform is over three times the size of the old one, can accommodate two trolleys at once, and features a new bridge, track, overhead wire system and signage. Final costs tallied at approximately $300,000 covering from design to completion. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is in its 65th year and provided daily Park N’ Ride service to the Fair at a minimal cost of $3 per ticket for as many times in that day as one wishes to ride. Dedication remarks were made by Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan, and Harlan G. Shroder; Senator Camera Bartolotta and Representative Tim O’Neil; Joe Sezcur, PADOT; Washington County Fairboard members; and Jeff Kotula, Washington County Tourism. Scott Becker of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum invited all VIPs in attendance to participate in pounding the ‘golden spikes’ and cutting the ribbon. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served at the Fairgrounds Food Court.

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SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL NEWS Montour Trail under construction between Pleasant and Wood Streets, South Park Township, 8/15/19. The trail is at right. The ramp at left will connect the trail to apartments (left background) currently under construction. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to info@montourtrail.org.

Next Meeting The next meeting of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on September 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend.

‘Penny Day’ Fundraiser The South Hills Friends annual ‘Penny Day’ fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 9 am to 1 pm. Donation stations (posted with large signs) will be located at the Catfish Run Parking area in South Park Township (MP37.8), on Piney Fork Road near Gill Hall Road in Jefferson Hills Borough (MP40.6) and at the Clairton Trailhead, in Clairton (MP46.6).

Monthly Work Party The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work party will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, the 2nd Saturday of the month. Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) at 9:00 AM. The September project has not yet been determined. Interested volunteers should contact info@montourtrail.org after September 11 for more information.

Frazier High School Class of ’79 to Celebrate 40-year Reunion The Frazier High School Class of 1979 will be celebrating their 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 21. The reunion will be held at “The Historic Stone House” at 3023 National Pike, Farmington, PA from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Anyone who has any questions regarding the class reunion, please email Karen Tylka at ktylka4@gmail.com.

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Mon Valley Academy for the Arts September Concert Schedule The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA), an Arts and Cultural 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, has announced their September concert schedule. The Summer Concert Series will be held at two different locations in 2019. Chess Park in Monongahela and Palmer Park in Donora, Pa. and are Free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 8 Chess Park, Monongahela. The outdoor concert will begin at 2:00 and conclude at 4:00. Featured artists will be the ‘Coupla Graybeards’ acoustic duo performing on the Gazebo stage. This concert will also be the conclusion of the 2019 Chess Park Concert Series.

Sunday September 22 Palmer Park, Donora. The concert will feature the EQT/MVAA and Mon Valley favorite, ‘Wally Gingers Orchestra’. The orchestra will be performing Big Band hits from the Wally Gingers songbook. The band will perform from 2:00-4:00 on the main stage and concludes the 2019 EQT Concert Series. Between June 2019 and September 2019, eight (8) outdoor concerts will have been presented FREE to the public featuring local and professional artists of varied genres. For more information: visit www.monvalleyacademyforthearts.org or email info@monvalleyacademyforthearts.org.

Pleasant Hills Public Library Announces September Youth Programs The Pleasant Hills Public Library is offering the following youth programs during the month of September. The Pleasant Hills Public Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. www.pleasanthillslibrary.org P.J. Family Storytime: Librarians at Night (Monday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.) In honor of LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month, join us for stories about Librarians, sing silly songs, make a cool craft, and have a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the family fun. Registration requested, but not required. Contact Ms. Dani at 412-6552424 or email her: danylod@einetwork.net. Beginner Figure Drawing Class (Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. September 18 -October 16) Learn to draw the human form with guest instructor and local artist, Mr. Jim Allan. This class is for beginning artists, ages 12 years old and over. The cost is $5 per class, or pay in advance to the library front desk, $20 for all 5 classes. Registration required due to limited space! For more information or to register, call Amanda Neeley at 412-655-2424 or email her: neeleya@einetwork.net.


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MARC 5K Run/Walk Draws Over 100 Participants

Mon Yough Chorale Open to New Members

The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) held its third 5K Run/Walk on August 10, 2019. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event coincided with the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Cox Market in August of 1949 and the Monongahela 250th Birthday Weekend. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Your MARC Cox Market Best Yet 5K Run/Walkâ&#x20AC;? began and ended at the Monongahela Aquatorium and the 101 participants meandered through the neighborhoods of Monongahela and New Eagle. Medals were awarded to the three fastest runners and walkers male and female. Medals were also awarded in eight age categories for runners and seven age categories for walkers. Our youngest participant was seven years old and the most mature walker was 72 years young. George Eckert, MARC President and Race Director, wishes to thank the members of MARC, The Monongahela Police Department, the Monongahela Volunteer Firemen, and the Ringgold Interact Club sponsored by William Calloway for their help with course management during the race. Overall winners were:

Do you like to sing? Have you sung in high school, college or even in the shower? Then come join us! The Mon Yough Chorale is a community chorus based in White Oak and is always open to new members. Stop by when our fall / winter season starts on September 8 at 7:00 pm, at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak. Anyone aged 16 and above are welcome to join. No auditions, just a love of singing required. To learn more about us, visit www.monyoughchorale.org.

Female Runners: First - Jesse Hufnagel (Venetia) Second - Charlee Leach (Monongahela) Third - Julie Marsich (North Charleroi) Male Runners: First - Donovan Long (New Eagle) Second - Abe Orabi (Cleveland,OH) Third - Bob Nedley (Brownsville) Female Walkers: First - Sandy Mariana (Finleyville) Second - Kathleen Mancinelli (Charleroi) Third - Sharalee Harmon (Monongahela) Male Walkers: First - Joseph Hann (Monongahela) Second - Crosby Dague (Charleroi) Third - Vincent Mariana (Finleyville)

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Monessen ‘PuppyUp’ Walk to be Held September 7

"Remembering Islays" to Be Topic at Upcoming PCHS Program

PuppyUp is a national organization that is ardent about making dog owners aware of alarms and indications of cancer development, and do so by raising money through walks and dog shows throughout their localized chapters. This year marks the third year for the Monessen PuppyUp Walk, and volunteers are hopeful for an even more impressive turnout and fundraising effort than last year’s. The annual Monessen PuppyUp Walk will be held at the Monessen City Park Walking Track on September 7. There will be 30+ animal and non-animal vendors selling a wide range of items. There will also be food, drinks, dog themed raffle baskets, a memory tree, gift bags, puppy pools, and other fun activities!Along with the memory tree, there will be a photo wall for all the good pups no longer with us. If you plan on attending and have lost a fur-friend, please bring a photo to hang on the memory wall to display during the event. A local pup painting artist will also be featured. Attendees will be able to purchase tickets to try to win a hand painted portrait of their own favorite pooch! Cross Your Paws Rescue will also be in attendance with dogs available for adoption. PuppyUp will be collecting food, toys, blankets, and dog beds at the walk for this rescue. Anyone interested in registering their dogs for the walk can pay the reduced registration fee of $20 before September 5. After that date, registration will be $25. All money raised through this walk will fund grants for oncology research and raise awareness for canine cancer. Gift bags will be given to the first 100 people to register. Registration for the walk starts at 11:30 and pups start strolling right at noon. More information can be found at https://puppyupwalk.org/monessen/.

Peters Creek Historical Society invites members and the public to an evening of nostalgia, as we present "Remembering Islays" on Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Guest speaker and Monongahela resident Islay Store Front on Main Street Jay Ramsey, assisted by facing 3rd, Monongahela, Pa. Douglas Cole, who both worked for the company, will present an interesting, historical reflection on a once community landmark fondly remembered for its chipped ham, Klondike bars and mouth watering ice cream "skyscraper". The program is sure to relate to many of those who grew up with an Islay store in their hometown. Further information on the society can be found on its website www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org. Because of public interest, the Enoch Wright House and Log Cabin, headquarters of the society will be extended and opened for tour on Sunday, September 15 and Sunday, September 29 from 1pm-3pm.


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Rostraver Woman’s Club Holds Banquet and Plans For Upcoming Year

The Rostraver Woman's Club (RWC) held their end of the year banquet at The River House Café in Charleroi on June 5. Hostesses for the evening were, Luann Lynn and Tami Brazon. They used a patriotic theme for the table décor and had large sugar cookies with the GFWC logo on them for favors. President, Beata Herold, welcomed the members and guests. She thanked the hostesses and revealed that they were winners in the GFWC 'Step Up with Mickey and Friends' walking contest. Both ladies walked over 3 million steps. Luann took 3rd place in the GFWC Southwest District competition. President Herold thanked the members for a great year! The club welcomed six new members, participated in many activities, fundraising, and made donations to many worthy causes. Members were treated to birthday cupcakes for dessert and played a fun game, ‘Get to Know That Person’. An enjoyable evening was had by all. The RWC will resume regular meetings on Wednesday, September 4, at Fells United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm. The October2, 2019 meeting will be the Annual Guest Night - at the Pumpkin Patch. A fun evening is planned with Club cookoff contest, crowning of the ‘Pumpkin Queen’ and a surprise guest! All are invited to attend to learn about the RWC. Many exciting things are planned for this club year. We will participate in the Color Run, have day trips, guest speakers as well as being involved in an art festival. New members are welcome! Check us out on Facebook at Rostraver Woman's Club or call 724-379-8284 for more information.

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“Eat Pasta, Change the World” – Rotary Club of Bethel Park Annual Spaghetti Dinner Mark your calendar now to attend the annual Rotary Club of Bethel Park Spaghetti dinner on October 19, 2019, to help charities from here to Africa. The event offers dinners from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Eat in or drive-through at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Food provided by PASTA TOO, BETHEL BAKERY and ARMSTRONG’S. Full meal tickets for spaghetti, salad, rolls, drink and dessert are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 years and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 412-855-4633 or at the door. Businesses can also order meals for their employees (10 minimum) to be delivered between 12 noon and 1:30pm. Call 412-831-9424 to order business deliveries. A raffle with a prize of $1,000 and a silent auction with many great prizes will also be available. For questions, additional information, or to order tickets, call 412-855-4633.

Church in Monongahela Having ‘Halupki’ Sale Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, located at 506 High Street in Monongahela, is having a “By Order Only” Halupki (Cabbage Roll) Sale on Saturday, September 28. Please call or text Linda Toscano at 724-9722307 by September 16 to place orders and receive pickup instructions. Also, visit us on Saturday October 5th for our Indoor Flea Market in conjunction with the citywide Fleatique on the Mon event.


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Charleroi Cemetery Benefit Picnic Sept. 14 The Charleroi Cemetery Association is holding a Benefit Picnic on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM in North Charleroi Rec Park, in North Charleroi, PA. Attendees will enjoy food, drink, desserts, music, and games of chance. Cost is just $10 for Ages 13 – Adults, kids ages 12 and under are free. Proceeds Benefit The Charleroi Cemetery. For more information or questions, contact Stacey Wolfe, President/Charleroi Cemetery Association at 724-797-4296, or e-mail Charleroicemetery@gmail.com.

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New Eagle Restaurants Team Up To Raise Funds For Local Youth Sports Teams

MVRCC Announces ‘Murder Mystery Theatre Dinner’ in Monessen The Mon Valley Regional Chamber invites you to get into the Halloween Spirit and join them Saturday, October 26, 2019 for a Murder Mystery Theatre Dinner, “A Murder at the Drac Shack”. The event will take place at St. Spyridon Hellenic Center, 119 St. Spyridon Lane, Monessen, PA. Cost is $55 which includes full course dinner and the show with a cash bar. Doors open at 5:30PM, Dinner will be served at 6:00PM with the show immediately following. To purchase tickets please call the chamber at 724483-3507 or log onto www.mvrchamber.org for easy online registration.

Pictured above are Pizza Station Owners Jim and Caralee Coulter (back left) and Hills Restaurant Owners Frank and Jess Crockard (back right) along with some of the local youth football players and cheerleaders from Union-Finley and Ringgold.

Mark your calendars and come hungry – to Pizza Station and Hills Restaurant on September 6, 7 and 8. The two restaurants, located in New Eagle will be giving back 20% of all sales on these days to the Union-Finley and Ringgold youth football and cheer teams. Come for breakfast, lunch, dinner, bring your friends, and come back each day between Sept 6 – 8 to enjoy fantastic food and help raise money for these local youth sports teams.

‘Murder Mystery Dinner’ Set for October 12 in Eighty Four Thomas Presbyterian Church, in Eighty Four, PA, will hold a ‘Murder Mystery Dinner’ on Saturday October 12. Doors open at 5:15, with dinner served at 6:00 PM. The Murder Mystery will be performed by Mystery’s Most Wanted, who has been performing murder mysteries in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and have been featured on WQED’S PITTSBURGH 360. The show performed will be “Death Bites.” Join the greatest vampire hunters in the world as they meet to discuss the state of vamps, the future of their trade, and share a bite to eat. Make plans to join us for good food and an evening of fun. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church office Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM until 12:00 noon or by contacting the church office at 724-9418910. Thomas Presbyterian Church is located at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA.


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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be Held in South Park The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills U.M. Church, is again sponsoring a ‘September 11th Remembrance Ceremony’ that will be held, rain or shine, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The informal gathering will take place at Sunny Slope in the Allegheny County Park and will recognize the members of the departments who are the first to respond to any emergency in South Park Township. 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, and local performers. Everyone is invited to attend the memorial ceremony which 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 U.M. Church can be used to accommodate any parking overflow, and the church will be used for the ceremony in the event of rain. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony at Windover Hills U.M. Church Fellowship Hall. Please join us on September 11th to reflect on this poignant event.

West Mifflin Borough Recruiting For ‘Veterans’ Voices’ By Michael P. Mauer The Borough of West Mifflin is recruiting military veterans to participate in the community’s Veterans’ Voices project. Done as a collaborative effort by Mayor Chris Kelly and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 ‘Intrepid’ West Mifflin, the venture involves making videos of local veterans that highlight their military service. The recordings will then be linked to the West Mifflin Borough website. “Much like the commemorative banner program here, we’re looking to preserve and honor military service by our citizens,” said Kelly. “The positive efforts of self-sacrifice should be acknowledged, recorded and available as an example for citizens of our borough, both young and old alike.” West Mifflin Area High School graduate and VFW Post 914 Commander Jake Bradich, an Iraq War veteran, agreed. “All who served in the military know what is means to put service above self,” said Bradich. “This kind of commitment doesn’t just go away once somebody leaves the military. That is also one of the reasons why our post here has been so successful, and our borough continues to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.” The Veterans’ Voices project is open to all honorably discharged military veterans who live, work or participate in community service with West Mifflin Borough. Participants do not have to be a member of VFW Post 914. Contributors will be video recorded at the borough administrative offices on Lebanon Road, West Mifflin. Those video taped should be prepared for a three-to-five minute narrative explaining their military service, and how their experiences helped prepare them to be good citizens. Those interested in participating should contact Andy Quayle, West Mifflin Borough IT Coordinator, at 412-466-8170.

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Electronics Recycling Events Slated in Belle Vernon and Rostraver • Friday, September 20, 2019 between 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm •Saturday, September 21, 2019 between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Belle Vernon Rotary and Rostraver Township will each be holding Electronic Recycling events during the month of September. Each event will be accepting various electronics as noted below, and certain restrictions apply. Please make a note of the specific details and instructions outlined below, and contact the appropriate phone number or website listed for additional information.

Belle Vernon Rotary Electronics Collection

DATE: Saturday, September 7, 2019 TIME: 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 Noon LOCATION: Brunswick Zone Belle Vernon Lanes, Parking Lot. 4742 PA Route 51 South, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 Sponsored by the Belle Vernon Rotary. Event is open to Individuals only. Residents from all communities are welcome. ALL ELECTRONICS (anything with a cord) will be accepted at no charge. Entire TV’s— all types (tubes, flat screens, console, rear projector) (NO GLASS TUBES REMOVED FROM CABINET

WILL BE ACCEPTED). Other items that can be dropped off inclide: CPUs/Towers, Laptops, Computer monitors—CRT and flat screen, Peripherals (mice. keyboards, speakers), Printers, Copiers (desktop and stand-alone), Answering Machines, Camcorders, Cameras, Electric typewriters, Radios/walkie talkies, Stereos/tape/CD players, VCR/DVD players, Testing equipment, Fax/copy machines/duplicators Gaming consoles/controllers, Telephone systems, Cell phones, Docking Stations, Pagers, Remote Controls, Microwaves, Electrical Cords, Christmas lights, Video games/cartridges

South Park Women’s Club Fall Craft Show Has New Location This Year The South Park Women's Club has moved their annual ‘Craft Show’ from the Home Economics Bldg. in South Park, the county park, to a new location this year. Their ‘26th Annual Craft Show’ will be held at Broughton Volunteer Fire Hall, Cochran Mill Rd. in South Park Township. The show is on Saturday October 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Many new crafters will be in attendance. Over 50 crafters will display their work at this show. There will be a 50/50raffle, Chinese Auction, bake good sale and delicious lunch items for you to buy or take home. All the great crafts on display, are yours to purchase. Let our crafters help you to start your holiday shopping. FREE ADMISSION.

Thanks to: Brunswick Zone Belle Vernon Lanes, Big’s Sanitation, Inc., Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, and Belle Vernon Rotary. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BELLE VERNON ROTARY For information, call Tom Yoder at 724-984-1794 or Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling at 724-8794020.

Rostraver Township Electronic Recycling Drop Off Days Each household in Rostraver Township will be allowed to drop off up to three (3) electronic items on one of the dates listed below:

Drop off Location: Rostraver Township Road Department Building 129 Recreation Drive Rostraver Township, PA 15012 Township Employees will be on site to help unload. A photo ID must be provided for proof of Township residency. Items that can be dropped off include: any size TV, microwaves, printers, electric typewriters, copiers (desktop and standalone), fax/copy machines/duplicators, CPUs/towers, laptops, computer monitors-CRT & LED/LCD, peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers) *A computer with monitor-tower-keyboard-mousespeakers may be combined to equal one item. Household hazardous waste will NOT BE ACCEPTED. Reminder: This program will continue on an annual basis. The Rostraver Township website www.rostraver.us will keep you up to date.

Wine and Cheese Event Kicks Off Mon 250 Celebration

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and EQT Corporation sponsored a Wine & Cheese Reception on August 8, 2019 to kick off the 250th Celebration in Monongahela, PA. The event provided wine from Ripepi Winery, hors d'oeuvres from Cox Market and entertainment was provided by Joseph Hodges, Mon Valley Academy for the Arts. Over 200 attendees helped begin the weekend long celebration of the Community.


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PETERS TOWNSHIP RECREATION CENTER UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, PA 15367 is offering a variety of programs and events during the month of September. All Classes and events take place at Peters Township Recreation Center unless otherwise stated. For additional information or questions, please call 724-942-5000. Register for classes and summer camps at Peters Township Parks and Recreation Center or online at w w w. p e t e r s t o w n s h i p . c o m . Registration for classes began on August 19, and classes start on September 3. YOUTH AND CHILDREN EVENTS Happy Tummy Time (AGES 6 Weeks TO 12 MONTHS) Help your baby master their first push-ups, then rolling and crawling during early motor exploration. Decrease flat head syndrome through increased tummy time within your daily routines. Play with a purpose. Bring your baby and watch them move! Day: Tuesdays, Sept 10 and 24 Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Day: Saturdays, Oct 12 and 26 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fee: $30 Member / $45 NonMember Road Runners Track Program (AGES 3 TO 6) Track fundamentals along with relays, races, hurdles, racing games and more. Play oriented, low competition games to help them learn team concepts. This is an excellent introductory program for children with little or no track experience. No equipment necessary. Bring Water. Day: Wednesdays Time: 11 a.m.

to Noon Fee: $50 Member / $75 NonMember TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Talent Show (AGES 12 TO 18) Got talent? We are looking for singers, dancers, comedians, actors, magicians, and other individual and group acts to perform at our amphitheater! Prizes will be awarded. Contact Lisa Morris at 724-9425000 or email ltaylor@peterstownship.com for more information. Day: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Amphitheater, Peterswood Park Registration Deadline: September 4, 2019 ADULT PROGRAMS Crafting with a Cricut or Silhouette 101 (AGES 18 AND OVER) Learn how to craft with paper and vinyl on a Cricut or Silhouette machine. We’ll cover basics, tips, and pro tricks while making cards, 3D papercrafts, etched glasses, and personalized tote bags. No machine required. Day: Wednesdays Time: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Fee: $50 Member / $75 NonMember Material Fee: $25 paid to instructor on day of class Crafterday: Personalized Doormat (AGES 18 AND OVER) Add a personal touch to welcome your guests with this personalized doormat. Choose from a variety of designs to fit your style. All experience levels of crafters welcome; make it a crafterday and join us! Day: Saturday, September 14

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $20 Member / $30 NonMember Material Fee: $20 paid to instructor on day of class Crafterday: Reversible Welcome Porch Sign (AGES 18 AND OVER) Description: Make your porch season ready with a reversible welcome sign. Craft your sign to say “Welcome Fall” on one side and “Let It Snow” on the other. All levels of crafters welcome for this crafterday! Day: Saturday, September 21 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $20 Member / $30 NonMember Material Fee: $20 paid to instructor on day of class FAMILY EVENTS Haunted Trail Xx Location: Peterswood Park (Next to the Community Recreation Center) Days: Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 Time: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fee: $5 per person VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you like scaring people, storytelling or need service hours, we would love to talk to you! This is a great opportunity for families, groups and individuals to get involved with one of our biggest events of the year. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Call or email ltaylor@peterstownship.com for details and to sign up! Meeting Dates/Times: Tues. Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Tues. Sept. 17 (meeting time TBA) Tues. Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Tues, Oct. 1 (walk through) at 6 p.m.

Peterswood Park Amphitheater - Special Events Wed. Sept. 4 (6:00 p.m.) - Animal Tracks! (Family Animal Show) Sun. Sept. 8 (2:00 p.m.) - The Rainbow Fish Musical (Abbey Players Youth Theater) SENIOR PROGRAMS Senior Picnic Senior Picnics are held on the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 2:00 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. Day: September 11 – Remembering 9/11 Location: Shelter 4 – Peterswood Park Senior Series Enjoy the morning with us at the Amphitheater in Peterswood Park! These unique opportunities are free for seniors and will include light breakfast options. Please bring your own lawn chair. Sponsored by: South Hills Community Connect Days: September 23 - Lee Alverson (Musician: 50’s-60’s Rock & Roll) Time: 10 a.m. to 12 Noon Vaccination Clinic Seasonal flu and pneumonia shots are available at no charge with Medicare and some commercial health coverage. Participants must present a Medicare Part B or a commercial health insurance card at the time of the vaccination. Please stop by the Community Recreation Center or call (724) 942-5000 to schedule your appointment. Day: Thursday, September 26 Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m


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St. John Byzantine Catholic Church Plans 14th Annual Classic Car Show St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its 14th Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in the parking lot of the church located at 185 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA. Registration will start at 12 noon and end at 2:00 p.m., after which the car show will continue until 4:00 p.m. RAIN or SHINE. There is a registration fee of $10 and the first 150 cars will receive dash plaques and gifts. There will be over 25 trophies, including one large trophy- ‘Father Ron’s Favorite’ will be awarded. Classes will include: 1900-1930, 1931-1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1965, 19661970, 1971-1976, 1977-1987, 1988-2003, street rod/modified, trucks 1959 and older and 1960-2003. No judging for 2004 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. Contact info: 724-438-6027 (leave message). Proceeds will benefit the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church Maintenance Fund.

Women’s Club of West Newton to Hold Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner The Women's Club of West Newton is sponsoring a Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4 - 7pm at Gary's Chuckwagon, located at 109 Second Street, West Newton. Dinner includes: stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and butter, assorted desserts and beverage. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Gary's Chuckwagon or by calling 724-872-3551. Take-out is available. Proceeds benefit the West Newton Woman’s Club Community Projects.

Whitehall Public Library to Host Author Marie Benedict Whitehall Public Library is sponsoring an Author Luncheon on Sunday, September 15 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the South Hills Country Club. Author Marie Benedict returns to discuss her wonderful new best-selling novel, The Only Woman in the Room, thrilling historical fiction based upon the incredible true story of glamour icon and scientist, Hedy Lamarr whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication. Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, a fascinating and revealing presentation and Q & A. There will also be book-signing, raffle baskets, door prizes and more! Tickets for this event are $45. In addition to individual tickets, reserved seating is now available for full tables of 8 or 10 only (no exceptions). Table payment must be presented IN FULL at the time of purchase in order to reserve a table. If purchasing a reserved table for a group of 8 or 10, tickets must be purchased with one credit card transaction only. Tickets may also be purchased via Eventbrite online. The link is on the library website www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org. Vegetarian or gluten-free meals are available; please make any special meal requests when purchasing tickets. The South Hills Country Club is located at 4305 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh PA 15236. For more information, or questions, please call the Whitehall Public Library 412-882-6622.

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SPHS Seeking Domiciliary Care Providers

Do you want to work from home? Are you a responsible individual age 21 years or older who likes to care for others? If so, the Southwestern Area Agency on Aging is looking for you. We need individuals or families in your area to open up their homes to our consumers who are unable to live independently. Our consumers need care due to physical, intellectual, or age related impairments. The Area Agency on Aging is looking for Domiciliary Care providers in the counties of Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties. As a Domiciliary Care provider, you will receive $1,001.60 a month for each consumer residing in your home. A Dom Care provider’s responsibilities would include: preparing meals, housekeeping, laundry, medication set up, scheduling, and providing transportation to medical appointments. Domiciliary Care homes can accommodate up to 3 consumers and must be certified by the Area Agency on Aging. If you are interested in becoming a certified Domiciliary Care provider or want to refer a consumer to our program contact: Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Domiciliary Care Program at 1-800-411-5655.

Bethel Art Guild Meeting Set For October 3 The next meeting of the Bethel Art Guild will be Thursday, October 3, 2019. Our speaker for this meeting is Vi Laux. She is an accomplished glass designer, specializing in Kiln-formed glass. Her design work reflects her love of nature. RecentlyVi’s work was featured in Phipps Conservatory’s Summer Show. She also participates in many art shows locally and nationally. Our speakers are always informative and educational giving our members and guests a look at art forms they may not have seen or tried before. Come learn with us! Meetings start at 12:30P M and are held at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave, Bethel Park, PA 15102


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Ringgold Boosters Announce 2019 Hall of Fame Class and Banquet Date

Betty Dornan

Brad Bassi

Don Devore

David Hunter

Emily Kokinos

Jay Moses

William Reisinger, MD

Ramont Small

Lilyan Affinito

Major Jeffery Fawcett

The Ringgold High School Boosters will honor their 2019 Hall of Fame inductees at a banquet on Saturday, November 2. The Hall of Fame Banquet, the organization’s major fundraiser, will be held in the Ringgold High School Cafeteria at 5:30 PM with hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner at 6:30 PM.

2019 Hall of Fame Class The selection committee has been in contact with this year’s eight honorees and the families of two posthumous inductees. At the Hall of Fame Banquet, the following graduates of Ringgold High School, Donora High School or Monongahela High School will be honored: • Brad Bassi - Community Service Leader, Educational Mentor, Attorney • Don Devore - Community Leader/ Businessman • Betty Dornan - Administrative Assistant to nine Ringgold

Superintendents • David Hunter - Investment and Financial Specialist/Athlete • Emily Kokinos - Athlete/ Educator • Jay Moses - Global Sports Entertainment Businessman and Entrepreneur • William Reisinger, MD Emergency Physician • Ramont Small - Athlete/Coach Posthumous Honorees: • Lilyan Affinito - Corporate CEO • Major Jeffery Fawcett - Major, United States Air Force

Banquet Fundraiser Funds raised at the $40 per plate dinner are geared toward the advancement of the arts, academic and athletic programs as well as improvement of facilities and the quality of education throughout the Ringgold school system.

Executive Director, Brad Bassi, and President, Carl Crawley, are especially pleased that monies raised in 2019, in excess of $8,000, were awarded for educational enhancement in grades K through twelve. The distribution of funds: • Chelsey Bowker-RESS- four flex- space comfy floor seats, four flexspace wobble cushions, four surf lap desks • Hannah Castaneda-RESNreading center, stacking audio storage, read along books and CD sets, two flex space comfy floor seats • Sharon Gamble-RESN - Nurse, wheelchair • Earl Gilpin-RESN - eight drawing horses, twelve sketch boards •Bella McGreger-RESN Ringgold Robotics • Kurt Olinger-RHS- Volleyball set- poles and net • Kristen Scalise-RESN Kindergarten organization materials

and sustainable supplies • Lindsay Schaffer-RESS Librarian • Maker Space Opportunities, coding robot, make your own movie, construction building toys, and sustainable supplies • Denise Scheiber -RESS - ten surf portable lap desks, four metal storage rolling carts • Melissa Trilli -RESN - Science Instant Learning Center • Janice Zurenski RESS - four Flex-space comfy floor seats, four Flex- space wobble cushions, four surf lap desks The HOF Banquet is a popular and well attended event for family and friends of honorees. Please mark the date (Saturday, Nov. 2) and call for your tickets. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet will be available beginning September 1 at Devore Hardware 437 West Main Street, Monongahela, phone 724-258-7100.


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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Cement City Home and Walking Tour Our fall Cement City Home and Walking Tours and your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 102 years ago in 1917 and the inspiration for the featured addition to the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village. Walking Tours are scheduled for Saturday, September28 and Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. (NO Steelers game this day.) The tours start at the Smog Museum at 595 McKean Avenue or at the intersection of Sixth and McKean in the heart of Donora with an in-depth photo, blueprint and artifact presentation. The photos were taken during the construction in 1916 and 1917 by Donora’s original photographer: Bruce Dreisbach, on glass plate negatives. You’ll get a firsthand look of how they built continuously poured concrete houses over 100 years ago. Allow at least 2.5 hours for the entire presentation and tour. Space

will be limited. The cost of the tour is $15 per person. RSVPs are required. We expect attendees to visit from all over SW PA. Choose a date and RSVP by phone message or email. If you have any questions about Cement City, one of our Home and Walking Tours or our project with the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village, please consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the Historical Society.

and Crosses are very full and sturdy and sell for $17.00. Call 724-3795693 or 724-379-6999 to place your order by October 31th. If delivery is not arranged, pickup will be at the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum during Thanksgiving week – November 27th, 28th and 29th. Note: the prices above could be subject to a slight increase.

ADDITIONAL INFO If you have additional questions ‘Double-Dip’ on September 28 about the subjects mentioned above, Cement City Walking Tour and the historical society, museum, preFall Festival

Christmas Fundraiser Accepting Orders for Christmas A unique double-dip opportunity in Wreaths, Candy Canes, and Donora to take in history, arts and crafts, and food, will occur on Crosses The Donora Historical Society is now taking orders for Christmas Wreaths, Candy Canes and Crosses that are made of Frasier Fir, come with a waterproof red velvet bow and are dipped in an anti-transparent to preserve needle retention. The Wreaths measure two feet in diameter and sell for $15.00. The Candy Canes

and after to take in the high-end craft vendors, music and/or to simply grab some foodfrom the food trucks and vendors. After stopping at the Fall Festival, come see the inspiration behind the 2018 featured addition to the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village!!

Saturday, September 28 when we host a ‘Cement City Home and Walking Tour’ on the same day as Donora’s ‘Fall Festival’. The second annual Fall Festival will be held at Donora’s historic 99 year old Palmer Park on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to visit the Fall Festival before

sentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com , call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”


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‘Wild World of Animals’ Show Slated for Thomas Presbyterian Church Thomas Presbyterian, located at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA will be hosting a ‘Wild World of Animals’ show on Saturday September 14 at 4:00 PM. The Wild World of Animals has 30 years of experience working with and caring for wild animals. They specialize in educational and entertaining wildlife shows for a variety of occasions and events. They care for over 200 animals including: big cats, wolves, other large carnivores, primates, birds of prey, parrots, venomous and non-venomous snakes, crocodilians and other various reptiles, small mammals and amphibians. They travel the entire country educating and sharing their life’s passion. The show is 45-50 minutes in length with a question and answer period at the end. The animals that come depend upon which trainer presents that show. They will bring 12 to 15 different animals for the show. Following the show, a Balloon Artist will be available, and hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. The admission is $5 per person (Adult or child) with a maximum of $20 per family. The admission covers the show and meal. For tickets contact the church office at 724-941-8910. Tickets will also be sold at the door. It would be appreciated if you could purchase your tickets in advance so that we can better plan the food needs

TJ Hockey to Hold ‘Night at the Races’ Fundraiser The 4th Annual ‘Night at the Races” TJ Hockey Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Elizabeth Bingo Hall, located at 101 S. 1st Avenue, Elizabeth PA. Doors open at 6:00 pm, races begin at 6:30 pm and will run approximately every 20 minutes. Also available will be Chinese auction baskets, Pick-A-Puck Elimination game, chances to win Basket of Cheer, Tailgate Special, and Fire Pit, strip tickets, post-it-note boards, etc. Two types of tickets can be purchased: Spectator ticket: at $20 includes entrance to the event, food, refreshments, draft beer, music, option to bet on all races and accessibility to all the games of chance Horse Owner ticket: at $30 includes all of the above and the rights to name a horse AND if that horse wins the race the "owner" makes an automatic $50. A program book and betting slips will be provided, so that our guests can follow the races. Prior to each race, guests will have a chance to bet on the horses in $2 increments. Odds will be calculated. Once the race is finished, the winning guests will proceed to the betting table where they can claim their cash prize. To purchase tickets for the event contact Donna Briscoe at 412-6537952. Leave message if unavailable and a return phone call will be made.

Vernon Belles Fall ‘Bunco Party’ – Sunday, October 6 Men, women and children (aged 12 and up) are cordially invited for an afternoon of Bunco, lunch and prizes. The ‘Fall Bunco Party’ will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Place Senior Center, 303 Chamber Plaza, Charleroi, PA 15022. Donations are $10 pre-sale or $15 at the door. Please call 724-736-0354 for information and tickets

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Monessen Public Library Holds First Annual Car Show

Zack Hunt was awarded the prestigious “Best of Show,” for his 1968 Camaro

Karen and Doug Meighen of Washington, Pa, with their ’61 Chevy Corvette for which won the “Best Corvette,” award.

Monessen Library Board Members at the event included (BACK ROW) L-R:, Board Vice President, John Golomb, and Jocelyn Golomb, (FRONT ROW) L-R: Apryl Kadish, Kathy Mappas, Board President, and Glenda Mavrakis, in charge of event.

Nate Campus from Monessen stands proudly beside his 1964 Corvette Convertible.

By Jill Runfola A Classic Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show was held by the Monessen Library on August 10, 2019, at the Herman Mihalich Boat Launch in Monessen. Registration was $10 per car which included dash plaques, trophies and awards. There were 46 vehicles registered for the event. Along with the car show, a picnic took place in a pavilion near the Boat Launch featuring a barbeque, a bake sale, a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, and a live DJ and announcer – Bill Lemon, a retired police officer from Donora. Kathy Mappas, Library Board Member President, stated that they held the special event to raise money due to budget cuts. “Library Board Member, Glenda Mavrakis suggested that we have a car show, and I think it was a great idea,” said Mappas. “Everybody is out here having a great time.” For more information about Monessen Public Library or to make a donation, call 724-684-4750 or visit www.monessenlibrary.org/ .

Crafters and Vendors Needed A Craft and Vendor Show will be held on Saturday, October 19,2019 from 10:00 AM -3:00 PM at Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin PA 15122. Crafter and Vendors are needed. Contact Barb Price for details at 412-466-7125 or bp0a@andrew.cmu.edu by Friday October 11.


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Opioid Coalition Sponsors 2nd Annual Mon Valley ‘National Night Out’ at Charleroi Trustees Park

Shari Lewis, (left), and Debbie Babilya, from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, were at the event to educate children on good choices to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Ezri Dezker, age 9, from North Charleroi, is a cheerleader and she took part in the parade.

‘In Club Serenity’ pictured L-R: Jeff Neel, Tonia St. Cyr and husband Mark St. Cyr, Club President. The Charleroi support group helps people with recovery and has about 300 members.

By Jill Runfola On Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 6:00 pm, people gathered at Charleroi Trustees Park, for the Mon Valley ‘National Night Out’ which was being sponsored by the Opioid Coalition. The event featured vendors, music, food, a Chinese Auction, children’s activities including bicycle raffles, and Douglas Education Center students did face-painting. A parade was held at 5:30 pm with local police officers, emergency medical services, fire departments and school cheerleaders. “Mon Valley National Night Out recognizes the law enforcement and first responders in an effort to build Pictured are Opioid Coalition volunteers, and police officers who were on hand relationships between the community, for the Mon Valley National Night Out event on August 15. first responders and law enforcement,” said Diane Chopyak, Executive Assistant Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission in Monessen.

Mon Valley Quilt Club to host Quilt Show September 20 and 21 The Mon Valley Quilt Club will be hosting “School Days 2019 Quilt Show” on Sept 20 and 21 at the Mon Valley YMCA. Join us for an amazing display of quilts plus Chinese auction, fleatique, and vendors. Learn about new fabrics and techniques from local quilters. A beautiful “English Knot” quilt will be raffled off. Hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Admission is $5. The Mon Valley YMCA is located in Carroll Township (Monongahela) on 101 Taylor Run Rd. off Route 88 and near Exit 39 of Route 43. For more info contact Sotta at 724-255-6995.

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West Newton Community Festival Set for Sept. 14-15 The West Newton Community Festival will be held at Vine Street Park on Saturday, September 14 from 12:00 noon - 10:00 PM and Sunday, September 15, from 12:00 noon - 7:00 PM. The festival will have a wide variety of food vendors and merchandise vendors both days. Guests will enjoy live musical entertainment, a parade, a Cash Bash, games of chance and more. There are various children's activities with Bob's Barrel Train Express, Carnegie Science Center, Make and Take, About Face Caricature Artist, Puppet Show, Bouncy House, Face Painting & Balloon Art, Sand Art, Piggy Game, Fishy-Fishy and much more. Homemade Crafts area in the West Newton Gym. For a complete schedule and additional information, check out the website www.westnewtonfestivalcom.weebly.com or facebook@westnewtonfestival. Preregistration forms will also be available at: Gary's Chuckwagon Restaurant, 109 S. 2nd Street, WN. Any questions, call Mary 724-972-3779.

BELLE VERNON LIBRARY SEEKING COSTUME JEWELRY DONATIONS FOR UPCOMING SALE The Belle Vernon Public Library is currently accepting donations of gently used costume jewelry for a sale to be held in October. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 505 Speer Street in North Belle Vernon. The library is also accepting books for the on-going book sale, but please no encyclopedias or magazines. For more info, call 724-929-6642.


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‘Elf The Musical’ Auditions Sept. 7 At Cal U It’s a holiday treat at Cal U for fans of the movie ‘Elf’. For the first time, a license to perform the stage version — Elf The Musical — is available to educational and amateur theaters, and Cal U has secured the production for 2019 and 2020. Elf The Musical, based on the 2003 motion picture starring Will Ferrell, will be performed at Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre 7:00 p.m. Nov. 21-23, with matinees at 2 p.m. Nov. 23-24. Auditions will be held Sept. 7 in Steele Hall and are open to the public. Auditioners should dress appropriately, bring their own shoes and report 30 minutes before their audition times to the Blaney Theater lobby entrance at the rear of Steele Hall. Performers auditioning for actor/singer/dancer roles should prepare a musical theater selection between 16 and 32 bars in length and arrive ready to dance. Audition schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.- 12 noon, children ages 5-12 (under 5 feet tall); 12 noon - 1 p.m., dancers only, ages 10 to adult; 1 - 2:30 p.m., teens and adults (ensemble). 3 p.m., Callbacks. For more information call 724-938-4220.

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Halloween Parade Date The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and local business owners will host the annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. All vehicles in the parade must have a Halloween theme, or be pulling a float. Strict limitations will be enforced along the parade route including: no dirt bikes, motorcycles or quads. ABSOLUTELY NO POLITICAL BANNERS OR LITERATURE PERMITTED. All children who walk in the parade in COSTUME will receive a treat bag with items donated by local businesses. Preliminary judging will take place. Cash prizes will be awarded. Line up is at 6:00 p.m. in Chess Park. Parade begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Monetary donations for the parade are now being accepted and may be mailed to the Monongahela Chamber office, 208 West Main, Monongahela. For more information, call 724-258-5919.

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Local People News South Park BMX Racer Competes in the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru Cameron Bramer, a local BMX rider from South Park, PA, was named to the U.S. Team that competed in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Cam was one of four top BMX Race Athletes (2 men and 2 women) selected to represent the United States to compete in Lima on August 9 and 10, 2019. The Pan American Games are held every four years and precede the Olympic Games by one year. The Games are the second most important sporting event of the Olympic and Paralympic Circuit and the largest sporting event in the Americas. Riders competing in the Pan American Games are selected by their respective national governing bodies and provide a valuable opportunity for athletes to gain experience competing in an Olympic-lite event. Bramer, age 17, graduated from South Park High School in May. He is currently ranked #2 in the UCI BMX Junior Men’s class. Please join us in congratulating and cheering Cam on in his BMX Olympic pursuit.

Pittsburgh Penguins Promote Brentwood High and Point Park Graduate Jessica Martin, a graduate of Brentwood High School, was promoted full time to an inside sales representative by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jessica is the daughter of Tom and Kim Martin of Brentwood Borough. “My journey towards attaining a full-time position with the Pittsburgh Penguins started during my freshman year at Point Park University,” said Martin. “In Jessica Martin 2013, I began volunteering for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, working their game-night silent auctions. Gaining this hands-on experience so early on in my career proved to be invaluable,” she added. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) and an MBA degree concentrated in business analytics from Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh. At Point Park, Martin was involved in many student activities including the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing, SAEM Club, Student Accounting Association, Honor Student Organization, HSO Mentor, Phi Beta Lambda and a Graduate Assistant for the Rowland School of Business Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management program.

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Business & Merchant News MVRCC MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Mon Valley Regional Chamber Spotlight Shines on PA Career Link

Pictured (L to R) from PA Career Link, Mon Valley: Ferp Necciai, Greeter/Resource Assistant; Trish Brickner, Administrator; Linda Jack, Supervisor.

This month MVRCC is shining its spotlight on PA CareerLink, Mon Valley. PA CareerLink, Mon Valley is a one-stop center that provides services for job seekers and employers in the Mon Valley area. The center is designed to assist job seekers with making career choices as they explore the possibilities that the CareerLink offers. As well as assisting job seekers, the CareerLink also assists employers to connect them with qualified staff. Located at 570 Galiffa Drive, Donora, PA 15033, the CareerLink is open Monday through Thursday 8:00AM4PM and Friday 9:30AM-4:00PM. For more information please call 724 379-4750 or log onto www.pacareerlink.pa.gov.

Strive Performing Arts Center Holds Ribbon Cutting The Mon Valley Regional Chamber was excited to be a part of a ribbon cutting ceremony for Strive Performing Arts Center, 406 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, at an Open House that was held to kick off another entertaining season at their Studio. Strive encompasses all art forms as their motto states, DANCE! ACT! SING! Enrollment is still Open and will run until yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. To find out more information or to enroll a student please call 724243-2141or log on to the website www.striveperformingartscenter.com.

Kylie Santoro Horrell, Owner, Artistic Director, and Head Instructor along with Husband Michael Horrell


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Cornerstone Care Opens New Office in Clairton

Monongahela Valley Hospital Recognized as a UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence Demonstrating Rigorous Quality Measures With Excellent Outcomes And Exceptional Patient Experiences Earned This Honor The Orthopedic Institute at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is proud to announce that it has been designated a UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence. This UPMC Health Plan program recognizes surgical facilities and orthopedic surgeons that demonstrate high quality outcomes, low complication rates and the best patient experience for UPMC Health Plan members in need of joint replacement surgery. “Hip and knee replacement surgery is a serious decision,” said Thomas F. Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the Orthopedic Institute. “Patients who choose MVH’s Orthopedic Institute are choosing a facility that has demonstrated high quality performance and commitment to UPMC Health Plan’s high standards for patient-centered care, best outcomes and continuous quality improvement that achieves the best results and minimizes complications.” Orthopedic surgeons and hospitals who are awarded the Center of Excellence designation have passed a rigorous credentialing process based upon established patient-centric and evidence-based best practices that result in best patient outcomes. In this process, they must demonstrate the finest patient experience throughout the entire care process, from presurgical consultation to postsurgical recovery and return to a functional lifestyle, and a commitment to continuous quality improvement. “Hip and knee joint replacement surgeries are among the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries in the U.S. and it’s important that UPMC Health Plan ensure our members receive the highest quality of care,” said Amy Helwig MD, MS, chief quality officer at UPMC Health Plan. To learn more about the UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence, please contact The Orthopedic Institute at Monongahela Valley Hospital at 724-258-1218 or visit theorthopedicinstitute.com. Additional information can also be found at upmchp.us/hip-knee-coe. UPMC Members looking for additional details are encouraged to call the number on the back of their Member ID card. Owner/Publisher/Editor Douglas E. Haniford Published Monthly by Haniford Enterprises, LLC P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 Phone/Fax: (412) 249-8177 E-mail: news@messengerpaper.com 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 425 area locations throughout the South Hills and Mon Valley communities.

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Cornerstone Care, a federally qualified community health center, recently opened a family practice medical office in Clairton. To celebrate, the community was invited to its Grand Opening on Friday, August 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the 500 block of Miller Street in Clairton, Pennsylvania, 15025. Cornerstone Care’s Mobile Community Health Center was on-site to provide dental services including dental cleaning, fluoride application, and dental x-rays. Additionally, the Cornerstone Care staff was present to help schedule on-going medical appointments during the event. The Grand Opening included a brief ceremony, music, refreshments (including Kona Ice), an array of activities, prizes and giveaways. “We are grateful to Clairton for welcoming us with open arms so we can continue our mission of increasing access to primary health care such as family medical practice, dental services, behavioral health services, and more,” said Cornerstone Care CEO Richard Rinehart. “This family practice is just the beginning because we believe that everyone deserves high quality, affordable health care to meet a full range of primary health needs.” The Grand Opening was part of a national recognition of the role of community health centers during National Health Center Week. The theme, “Rooted in Communities,” highlighted that health centers thrive on the dedication of local employees, the support of patients and partnerships with community organizations. Care options at the new Clairton location include family practice, pediatrics, general dentistry, orthodontics, psychiatry and counseling, podiatry and chiropractic services as well as mobile medical and dental services. Appointments can be made by calling 412-226-5454; hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

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City of Monongahela Recognized as Mon Chamber ‘Member of the Month’

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fibroblast Parlor. Tina Dean and Cody Dean are the owners of two locations, 158 Tri County Lane, Belle Vernon inside Step Four Fitness and 300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd, Suite 2207, Pittsburgh. The Plasma Skin Tightening treatment is a non-invasive face lift procedure. It naturally tightens and lifts the skin revealing instant results using breakthrough plasma technology. The treatment shrinks excess skin, bags, and wrinkles, removing the appearance of them from your face. Call 412-735-3339 or 412-651-4849 for more information.

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce recognized The City of Monongahela as their August Member of the Month. The city of Monongahela is celebrating their 250th anniversary in 2019. Originally called Parkinson's Ferry, then Williamsport, and finally Monongahela City, this town is the oldest settlement in the Monongahela Valley and one of the most historic. Monongahela dates its origin from April 17, 1769 when William Nowland, Peter Froman, and James Linnes purchased tracts of land at the mouth of Pigeon Creek on the Monongahela River, from a land office in Philadelphia on the strength of a 1768 treaty with the Indians. The land was divided into three areas: "Eden", which encompassed Monongahela's first ward from south of the city line to Factory and Walnut Streets was claimed by Nowland; The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor its finest at "Paradise" (also spelled Paradice), north of "Eden" and bounded on the north Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony Lombardi Education Conference by Pigeon Creek, went to Linnes; while "Gloucester", encompassing the area Center on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at its annual Awards Event. Event from Fourth Street to Dry Run Road and from Sheridan Street to the riversponsors at press time are cfsbank, Monongahela Valley Hospital and front, was purchased by Froman. "Eden" was later owned by Major James Warne, who was the son-in-law of Washington Country Tourism Promotion Agency. “The Chamber has recognized outstanding individuals and business since Joseph Parkinson. It is Parkinson, one of five brothers, who is officially cred1921,” said Leanna Spada, Executive Director. “And in 2019 we look forward ited with being Monongahela's founder. Monongahela changed from a borough form of government on March 24, to once again joining together to celebrate excellence, personal commitment, 1873 when it was incorporated as a City. The City was incorporated as a City and community pride.” of the Third Class on September 30, 1912, when the Councils were consoliBeing recognized at this year’s awards ceremony are: • 2019 “Shining Star” Award - Mark Alterici, owner of Dee’s Cricket, is dated, and the office of Controller was established. being recognized for his dedication to his profession and to his community. • 2019 “Excellence in Business” Award - Charleroi Sweeper Center. The 2018 “Excellence in Business” Award will also be awarded that evening to Your source for Coulson’s Sales and Service. hometown, • 2019 “Outstanding Business Development” Award - Lesleh Precision community news... Inc. • 2019 “Regional Service” Award - CASA for Kids, Inc. 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 724483-3507 to arrange for their reservation. Registration cost is $30/person. Space will be limited so early RSVP’s are encouraged and there will be no onPhone or Fax: 412.249.8177 • Email: news@messengerpaper.com site registration.

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New Eagle Residents Discuss Flooding Properties Carroll Twp. Residents Seek Solution to Water Issue By Miranda Startare Residents in attendance at the August 13 Carroll Township Board of Supervisors Meeting utilized the public forum to inquire about an update on a storm water issue on their properties along Armstrong Drive.\ The two property owners at 1336 and 1328 Armstrong Drive had previously registered a complaint about water draining from the roadway onto their properties, causing flooding and damage to their driveways and basements. The township and project manager from Widmer Engineering had assessed the situation, and a roll curb was installed earlier in the summer to direct the water. However, according to the residents, the water issue continues. The township and engineer have determined that the majority of the water is private property watershed, however, and flooding will likely continues because of topography issues. The township is not legally responsible for private property, as explained by Carroll Township Solicitor Herman Bigi. Also at the meeting, resident Maya Patch addressed the board about continuing issues on the empty lot on Caroline Avenue that include high grass and weeds and wild animals. According to Mrs. Patch, a neighboring house also has an issue with rats, causing her to have to pay for a pest control company to install traps on her exterior property. The board is aware of the issues and is working to resolve them through fines where applicable.



By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council heard from two residents about property flooding issues at the August 6 monthly meeting. According to the Vine Street residents, they have been experiencing water pooling on their properties and flooding in their basements and sheds for years. Council has attempted to resolve the issue at other times over the years by placing dirt in the flooding areas, but the water drains into other areas, the residents explained. Council explained that the issue is a difficult one to resolve due to the level topography of the yards and surrounding area, leaving nowhere for the water to be drained. Council assured the residents that they will bring an engineer in to assess the situation to possibly find a solution. Also at the meeting, a resident addressed Council about an issue of property with overgrown bushes and trees. Council is aware of the property and suggested that they cut the property and fine the owner, placing a lien on the property if necessary. In other business: â&#x20AC;˘ Council approved the purchase of a new truck for the Public Works Department. The one-ton truck will include a plow and salt spreader and will be purchased from Woltz and Wind Ford at a cost of $42,416. â&#x20AC;˘ Council adopted and approved a resolution to charge a $25 Rental Inspection Fee for any re-inspections necessary at rental properties.


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GASTROENTEROLOGY Q: Why getting a colonoscopy could be the best way to find the answer and save your life in the process.

A: What is one of the greatest success stories in modern medicine, the death rate from colorectal cancer has decreased significantly in the last 30 years. There has been a 2% decline in the rate of colon cancer among Americans every year for the last 15 years. Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops in the colon or rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer By Dr Nicholas Bellicini deaths in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Pittsburgh Society, approximately 140,000 new cases of CRC Gastroenterology were diagnosed last year and more than 50,000 died Associates from the disease. According to recent studies, both the incidence and mortality of CRC are declining due to improved screening efforts and early detection. However, numerous studies have shown that even greater reduction in CRC could be achieved if more people receive screening colonoscopies. Nearly all colon and rectal cancers start out as small polyps that can become larger and progress to dysplasia and cancer. Several different types of polyps can form in the colon, but the most common and important are adenomas. These are the polyps that most often transform into cancer. The goal of CRC screening exams is to detect and remove adenomas before they progress. Numerous tests are available for CRC screening, but the gold standard is the colonoscopy. For the procedure, the patient is comfortably and safely sedated, and a thin, flexible rubber scope with a tiny camera is inserted into the rectum and advanced gently around the colon. Colonoscopy detects most small polyps and almost all large polyps and cancers, which are then removed and analyzed. The typical exam lasts only 15-20 minutes. In 2018, the American Cancer Society changed the recommendation for both men and women at average screening risks to begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. If no polyps are found, the exam should be repeated every 10 years. Repeat exams may be considered sooner with people with increased risk factors, such as family history of colon cancer, African Americans, smokers, obesity, or people with inflammatory bowel disease. Age should not be a cut off per multiple societal recommendations. People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should continue regular colorectal screening through the age of 75. Dr Nicholas Bellicini is a board certified Gastroenterologist in private practice serving patients in the Mon Valley, South Hills and city of Pittsburgh, including Spartan Surgical Center, South Hills Endoscopy Center, St Clair Hospital and UPMC Mercy.

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


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YOUR HEALTH MVH HealthPlex ‘Mamm & Glamm’ Offers Breast Screening and Pampering

Washington County Autism and Special Education Support Group Meetings The Washington County Autism and Special Education Support Group Meetings will start up on Wednesday, September 25, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. "Understanding the Evaluation and IEP Process", will kick off the first topic in a series of Educational Sessions on Special Education. The PEAL Center will be presenting the information to educate parents and families, of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs. The meetings will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Rd, Venetia, PA 15367. RSVP are required. Register at: www.eventbrite.com. Then, search for Autism Special Ed Parent Group Fall 2019. (Three events are scheduled Sept - Nov). Questions, please contact sue.schmidty@gmail.com.

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One of the best ways to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages is through 3-D mammography. Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) hopes that by adding a soothing atmosphere and some glamour to the process of getting a mammogram, local women will be encouraged to have their annual preventative screening at HealthPlex Imaging in Rostraver Twp. The staff at HealthPlex Imaging will host ‘Mamm & Glamm’ on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex. The event offers women the opportunity to have their mammograms, then enjoy free pampering services such as massages and paraffin hand wax treatments. Staff will provide a light breakfast and lunch, plus treats and other refreshments. "We are really excited this program has returned. Prevention is so important in detecting breast cancer,”said Mary Ann Konsugar, HealthPlex Imaging manager. “We've reached many who were postponing their exams or who had never had a mammogram." The facility offers 3-D mammograms, which improve the ability to detect breast cancer in dense breasts and generally lower the amount of callbacks and additional tests. HealthPlex Imaging also offers women the opportunity to walk in any day for a mammogram without an appointment and without a prescription. HealthPlex Imaging has office hours Monday thru Saturday, with extended hours Tuesday evening. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 724-379-1911.

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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths 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 screening program Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5:00 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Attendees will learn about the importance of early detection and have the option to receive an exam by MVH's medical staff along with a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. The program is intended for men ages 5075 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 or visit monvalleyhospital.com.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL SEPTEMBER EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital sponsors a variety of informative programs every month. Many of the events are held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Tuesday, September 3 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (1 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, September 4 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. To learn if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333. Wednesday, September 4 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (1 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. Monday, September 9 and 23 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is free and open to all those touched by suicide. To register, call 724-678-3601. Monday, September 9 — Smoke Free for Life Class (1 of 4) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The fourweek program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. To register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462. Tuesday, September 10 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (2 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” To register, call 724258-1483. Tuesday, September 10 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from

Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Wednesday, September 11 — Want To Learn About Medicare? 10 a.m. – noon, ECC. Attendees will be provided information on Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Prescription Drug Plans. To register, visit the program registration page at monvalleyhospital.com or call 724-258-1333. Wednesday, September 11 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (2 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. Thursday, September 12 — Diabetes Support Group 2 - 3 p.m., ECC. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. Friday, September 13 — Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Pretzel Sale 9:30 a.m., ECC. Pretzel Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc. A variety of pretzels are available for purchase. Saturday, September 14 — Mamm & Glamm 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., HealthPlex. The staff at HealthPlex Imaging will host Mamm & Glamm. The event offers women the opportunity to have their mammograms, then enjoy free pampering services such as massages and paraffin hand wax treatments. To schedule an appointment, call 724-379-1911. Monday, September 16 — Smoke Free for Life Class (2 of 4) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. To register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462. Tuesday, September 17 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (3 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., HealthPlex. This education

program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. Tuesday, September 17 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 9 – 11 a.m., Simulation Center. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, September 17 — Better Breathers Club 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. To register, call 724-258-1226. Tuesday, September 17 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 4 – 8 p.m., Simulation Center. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724258-1333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp. Wednesday, September 18 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (3 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Friday, September 20 — Talk With a Doc: “Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need To Know” Noon, Peters Twp. Library. Natalie Furgiuele, M.D., will discuss “Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need To Know.” Dr. Furgiuele will discuss the very newest in standards of care and protocols for breast cancer awareness. To register, call 724-258-1333. Monday, September 23 — Smoke Free for Life Class (3 of 4) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop

strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support. To register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462. Monday, September 23 — Weight Control and Wellness Support Group 6 p.m., ECC. The bariatric support group activities are designed to reinforce key principles of success and help participants learn concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp after bariatric surgery. 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, September 25 — Prostate Cancer Screening and Education Program 5 p.m., ECC. The prostate cancer screening and education program is free. At the screening, men will be offered a digital rectal exam (DRE), the standard test for prostate cancer; a hemocult test and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. To register, call 724258-1333. Thursday, September 26 — 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 register, call 724-258-1483. Saturday, September 28 — Multiphasic Blood Analysis 7 - 10 a.m., ECC. This 36-function screening costs only $30 and is open to the public. Additional tests available include: Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood, 3D mammogram, Hemoglobin A1C, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Prostatic Specific Antigen, and Vitamin D. Participants are asked to provide the full name and complete address of the physician to whom their test results will be sent afterwards. Testing is by appointment only. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 25, and registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. Monday, September 30 — Smoke Free for Life Class (4 of 4) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ECC. The Community Care Network (CCN) is offering a Smoke Free for Life program. The program is broken down into four, two-hour courses and is designed to help participants develop strategies to quit smoking, prevent relapse as well as receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. For more information or to register, call the CCN at 724-258-1462.


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Seniors for Safe Driving Classes â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Seniors for Safe Drivingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roadways. Upcoming Classes: September 9 and 10, 9:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jefferson Hills Borough Bldg, Community Rm, Jefferson Hills, PA September 12, 12:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 p.m., Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 October 10, 10:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 p.m., Citizens Library, 5 S. College St, Washington, PA 15301 To register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245. To register online, visit www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.

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CLAIRTON AREA AARP MEETING SEPTEMBER 25 The next meeting of Clairton Area AARP #1612 will be on Wednesday, September25 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Coffee and donuts are offered to members and guests at 9:30 am followed by a brief business meeting. Entertainment for September is ventriloquist/comedian Cindy Speck and her entourage of puppets. Lunch is offered for a fee of $3/members and $4/non-members. Upcoming day trips include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meandering Along the National Roadâ&#x20AC;? with a stop in Zanesville, Ohio for a visit to John Glennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyhood home, lunch at Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classic Diner, a tour of the Zane Grey Museum, and then ending with dinner at Theoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant in Cambridge, Ohio. A four-day tour to Ashville, NC includes a visit of the Biltmore in its entire Christmas splendor. Call Margie at 724-872-1165 to get more information on these or future trips. You can call Barb at 412-714-4411 to get membership information or Kathy at 412-854-0594 to request a copy of our current newsletter with information on all future events.


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SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE MONESSEN CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS

Monongahela Valley Hospital Hosts Medicare Educational Event

The Monessen Center for Active adults is located at 1925 Grand Blvd. Our center is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for a $2.00 donation (Age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under 60). Reservations for lunch must be made a week in advance. Daily card playing, wii bowling, Carnival Bingo are just some of our activities. In addition, every Monday and Friday we have progressive Jackpot Bingo starting at 12:45pm. If you have a group such as card club or book club and need a place to meet, please give us a call. We are also, looking for someone to volunteer to teach jewelry making and teaching line dancing. Anyone who would be interested, please call Miriam. For more information, call 724-684-6105 and ask for Miriam or give us your email address to receive our monthly publication of our events. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: • September 2 – Labor Day Center is closed • September 4 – Walk with Ease 10:30am to 11:30am • September 4 - Carnival Bingo 1pm to 3pm • September 5 – Bible Study 11:00am • September 6 – Walk with Ease 10:30am to 11:30am Last Day • September 6 – Tai Chi 1pm to 2pm • September 7 – Puppy Walk at City Park 11:30am to 3:30pm • September 9 – From The Heart 11:00am • September 9 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 10 –Flu shots by CVS 10:00am to 12:00pm • September 10 – Grocery Bingo 1pm to 3pm • September 11 – OPSTA Speaker on Balance 11:00am • September 11 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 12 – Bible Study 11:00am • September 12 - Physical Therapy Institute Speaker Ashley • September 13 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 13 – Tai Chi 1pm to 2pm Last Day • September 16 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 17 – Community Life 11:00am to 12:00pm • September 18 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 19 – Bible Study 11:00am • September 20 – Gateway 11:00am • September 20 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 23 – Nova Care 11:00am • September 23 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 24 – Bible Study 11:00am • September 24 – Board Meeting 10:00am • September 25 – Lunch and Bus Trip Nemacolin 11:45am • September 25 – September’s Birthdays Celebrations 11:00am • September 25 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 26 – OPEN HOUSE 9:00am to 7:00pm • September 27 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am • September 30 – SAIL 10:30am to 11:30am

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will host a Medicare Educational Event on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10:00 a.m., in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Attendees will be provided information on Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Prescription Drug Plans. To register for this free event, visit the program registration page at monvalleyhospital.com or call 724-258-1333.

SENIOR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES AT CENTER ON THE HILL IN BELLE VERNON Center on the Hill has announced a variety of Senior Center activities that are happening during September. We are located at 100 Summit Road in Belle Vernon. For additional information, please call us at 724930-8512. Mondays: 12:45 pm Euchre Tuesdays: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month Bingo 1:00 pm; The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month - 12:45 pm Crafts Wednesdays: 10:00 am - Non- Denominational Bible Study Group; 12:45 pm to 3:30 pm Jam session Thursdays: 8:30 am Wii Bowling, 10:00 am Bingo and 12:45 pm Pinochle Fridays: 12:30 pm - 500 Bid Our exercise equipment is available for use every day from 9:00 to 4:00

Afternoon Bingo and Bake Sale On Tuesdays September 3 and September 17 there will be a special Afternoon Bingo and Bake Sale beginning at 1:00 pm. Admission is $7 and includes 12 regular games. Additional cards are $3. Specials are sold separately and are $1 a piece. There will be food available for purchase during intermission.

Blood Pressure Check Wednesday September 18th at 11:45am, Lisa Fisher from OSPTA will be at our center for anyone that would like their blood pressure checked.

Upcoming Events Tuesday October 15th, Afternoon bingo 1pm. We are currently planning our Halloween party. Please check with the center for date and time.

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Neighborhood Memory Café Educational Series on Dementia Will Continue in September St. David's Neighborhood Memory Cafe' will continue the educational series on dementia. The next meeting is Saturday, September 7, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 p.m. The topic this month is "Understanding Dementia". Patricia Tylka, Hospice Specialist, with Kindrid Hospice will present this topic. The Neighborhood Memory Cafe is a monthly support group for caregivers and their loved ones. The NMC provides an opportunity to meet and socialize with others experiencing the same journey while providing support and education. The Meeting is open to the public. St. David's NMC, is located at 905 E. McMurray Rd, Venetia, PA 15367. For additional information, please contact: sue.schmidty@gmail.com

ACTIVE ADULT PROGRAMS AT THE MON VALLEY YMCA The Mon Valley YMCA, located at 101 Taylor Run Road in Monongahela, PA offers a variety of activities for active adults. For additional information, please call the Mon Valley YMCA at 724-483-8077. Lunch & Learn ‘MEDICARE 101’ - Tuesday, September 10 Lunch: 12:30 PM, Humana Presentation: 1:00 PM RSVP by September 4 in the Business Office Cost: Free to the Community! Lesiure Learning Class ‘FALL LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC PAINT CLASS’ - 16x20 canvas. Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3 & 10 Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM · Art Instructor: Mary Koontz Cost: Member- $35 · Non-member-$45 RSVP by September 6 in the Business Office. Rivers Casino Coach Bus Trip Tuesday, October 8 Pickup: 9:30 AM Charleroi Chamber Parking lot (by Valley Vending) Departure: 3:30 PM Cost: $30 (bus bonus $30 free play) RSVP by September 30 · Bring a valid picture ID (driver’s license) Community Outreach Flu Shots By Rite Aid Hearing Screenings By Valley Hearing Aid Associates LLC Wednesdays, October 9 and 23 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Open to the Community! Veteran’s Day Flag Donations November 1 - 30 COST: $5 Proceeds benefit the Charleroi American Legion Post 22

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SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 E. Main St. West Newton PA 15089, is an adult community center open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch is served at noon for a $2 donation (age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under age 60). Reservations for lunch must be made by 3:00pm on Wednesday of the prior week. Judy, our beautician, has a full beauty shop on the premises. Call 724-872-4976 on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday and ask for Judy to make a hair appointment. Daily activities include playing cards, billiards, WiiSports (virtual bowling), crossword/word search puzzles, crafts, socialization, oldies music, and more! Weekly activities include: Monday -S.A.I.L. at 10:30am, Craft Hour at 11:00am, Tuesday - Bible Study at 9:30am, Donut Day at 10:00am, Progressive Jackpot Bingo at 11:00am, Tai Chi for Arthritis with Sharif at 2:30pm (free). Wednesday - S.A.I.L. at 10:30am, 20 games of nickel-a-card Bingo at 12:30pm. Friday - S.A.I.L. at 10:30am. Saturday - Zumba from 9:30am to 10:30am with Gyda (cost is $6). See our Facebook page for more activities and events (https://www.facebook.com/westnewtonsrcenter/). Is your group looking for a place to play cards, bible study or another group activity? We have plenty of space. Please call to bring your group Monday through Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm. For more Center information, call 724-872-4976. To join our monthly email group on center activities, email westnewtonctr@thenutritiongroup.biz. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: • Sept 2: Labor Day (CLOSED) • Sept 6: Jewelry Making 10:30am • Sept 9: Ceramics Painting 12:30pm • Sept 9: Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am • Sept 10: Board Meeting 10:00am • Sept 11: Medicare Speaker 10:00am • Sept 13: Blood Pressure 11:30am • Sept 13: Friday 13th Lunch Treat 12:00pm • Sept 17: Open House 8:00am-7:00pm • Sept 18: Wheeling Casino 10:00am • Sept 19: Coffee & Canvas 6:00-8:00pm • Sept 23: Music Monday 1:00-2:00pm • Sept 24: Grocery Bingo 1:00pm • Sept 26: Lunch & Bus Trip 11:00am • Sept 27: Birthday Party 11:30am • Sept 27: Blood Pressure & Flu Shot • Sept 28: Wagon Wheels Trip 7:00am

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September 18 – Wheeling Island Casino: We will be going to the Wheeling Island Casino on Wednesday September 18. The cost will be $25 and includes $25 in free play. Please stop on in or call to confirm availability and reserve your seat(s). September 28 – Wagon Wheels & Automobiles: We will tour Vienna, Ohio and The ‘Wagon Wheels & Automobiles’ expedition on Saturday September 28. Trip begins with a wagon ride through a 62-acre park filled with over 300 animals. After lunch at Saratoga Restaurant, we will tour the Upton House, built by General Simon Perkins and home to the National American Woman Suffrage Association. We will visit the National Packard Museum and hop at Jimmies Italian Specialties. The cost is $110 per person. Call to confirm availability and reserve your seat(s).


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Five more former star players and long-time athletic department secretary Janice Sandy will be honored by the Belle Vernon Area Football Hall of Fame at the varsity football team’s home opener on Sept. 13. The induction ceremony will launch halftime activities when the 2019 edition of the Leopards meets Laurel Highlands. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. This marks the 20th anniversary of the BVA Football Hall of Fame, operated by a small group of directors who raise

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funds, research records, prepare the commemorative book and carry out other organizational tasks to keep alive the school’s storied football program. The 2019 football honorees are Rich Babich, a standout on Bellmar High School teams of the early 1950s; Terry Cotter, a 1968 BVA graduate whose honors included a Big 33 nomination; Frank Indof Jr., a feisty Leopard who went on to an outstanding athletic career at Bethany College; Cam Totedo, key contributor to an 11-

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0 BVA team that advanced to the WPIAL championship game in 2000; and Jonathan Vitale, a standout on the 1988 and 1989 teams that racked up 17 wins. This year’s special inductee is Janice Sandy, the knowledgeable and efficient athletic department secretary described as the “glue that holds us together.” “We are once again proud to call attention to these individuals who are part of our history, our legacy,” a BVA Hall of Fame spokesman said. “Their

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achievements have enabled us to gain respect among peers for school district athletics covering generations.” Hall of Fame directors are Steve Russell, Jack Fayak, Rob Harhai, Rebecca Hazy, Nick Gruber, Aaron McCullough and Joe Grata. Student volunteers will be selling commemorative 40-page books offering biographies of the 181st through 186th inductees, along with information, photos and records not available elsewhere.

Donora Football Dragons – 1946 To 1968 (Part Two) Donora Historical Society Continues Popular Football Event

Due to the enthusiasm generated from our ongoing game film project, our “Game Film Event” at the Donora Cro Club in 2017, and our presentation “Donora Football Dragons – Part One – 1904 to 1945” in 2018, the Donora Historical Society will host another football event titled “Donora Football Dragons – Part Two – 1946 to 1968” to complete a comprehensive history of Donora Dragons football from the opening kickoff in 1904 to the final whistle in 1968. Part One included the years 1904 to 1945 and can be repeated on a future date. Part Two includes the years 1946 to 1968. The event will consist of a presen-

tation using numerous photos and newspaper articles, most of which came from the archives of the Donora Historical Society, as well as the Coach Jimmy Russell collection donated by his daughter in 2013, dovetailed with stories told by Smog Museum archivist and curator Brian Charlton that could feature, but not limited to Coaches Jimmy Russell and Rudy Andabaker, players Tony Romantino, Angelo Dabiero, Steve Turkovich, Tom and Bill Urbanik, Larry Crawford, Bernie Galiffa, Malcom Lomax, Ken and Fred Griffey, and many others. The event is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Croatian Club (Cro Club) in

Donora located at 329 Castner Avenue. The presentation will be shown in the club hall with food and drinks available for purchase from the Cro Club. The event is free but donations will be gladly accepted. We encourage audience participation by sharing your stories as we present the history of Donora Football through photos, game footage and stories. Former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans from any era are encouraged to attend. There’s no Pitt football game this day. Keep in mind we have many game films from this era. If you have any questions on exactly which game

films we have, please view the full list on our website under the “Game Films” tab. For additional information or questions, email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com , call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”


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Women Only Trap Shoot at Rostraver Sportsmen Association The Rostraver Sportsmen Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will host a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;womans onlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trap shoot on Saturday September 14 and Saturday, September 28, 2019. All women are welcome and the event is open to the public. For more information call 412-779-1250 or e-mail rostraversportsmen@yahoo.com.


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South Hills Elks to Hold ‘Soccer Shoot’ for Local Youth The South Hills Elks Lodge will be holding a ‘Soccer Shoot’ contest for area youth on Saturday, September 14 at the Bethel Park High School practice soccer fields. Activities will take place from 12:00 PM to 23:30 PM. This competition is a “shooting skills” contest for all boys and girls under the age of 14 as of January 1, 2019, who live in Bethel Park, South Park, Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Baldwin, Jefferson Hills, Peters Township, Canonsburg, McMurray, Finleyville, Pleasant Hills (or any other South Hills community not listed.) You do not have to be a member of a soccer organization nor a family member of the Elks to compete. Highest free standing scores of the boy and girl shooter in each age group will advance to the Elks West District shoot, winners then will advance to the Pennsylvania Elks State shoot in State College, PA. Winners of the State shoot will then represent Pennsylvania in the Regional, multi-state shoot. Sign up for the competition will be at Bethel Park HS Practice Soccer fields the day of the Soccer Shoot. Proof of age required at registration. To receive a registration form, please send an email to the South Hills Elk Lodge southhillselks@comcast.net. Please register in advance, onsite registration will be accepted as time and positions are available. For more information contact the Elks Lodge at 412-831-0616.


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Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Holds Awards Banquet The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame held their annual awards banquet on Friday, June 21, 2019, at The Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills. The event recognized the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees, and also honored area high school senior scholar athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments

The 2019 Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, pictured (L to R) Front row: Lew Rawls, Dena Colditz for deceased father Patsy DeBerardinis, Ron Bertovich. Back row: Lenny Smith, Rod Fedorchak, Charel Allen.

Elizabeth Forward Coach Harry Rutherford (left) accepts WPIAL Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Achievement award for his championship softball team at The Georgetown Centre June 21.

The 2019 individual WPIAL competition winners from the Mid Monongahela Valley Schools, pictured from (L to R) Front Row: Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo, Ringgold’s Anna Vogt, Elizabeth Forward’s Kaelyn McClain. Back Row: BVA’s Ian Shahan, Charleroi’s John Vargo, BVA’s Robby Spekis

California High School Baseball team won its sixth WPIAL championship in 2019 (1983, 2001, 2006, 2014, 2017). Coach Lou Pasquale and senior captains Jacob Swartz and Nathan Zemany accept their Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame Achievement award from general chairman Steve Russell.

The 2019 Scholar Athletes of the Mid Monongahela Valley Schools, pictured from (L to R) Front Row: Ringgold’s Eli Schoedel and Anna Vogt; Belle Vernon Area’s Jake Sepesky; Elizabeth Forward’s Nancy Beinlich and Joram Stith. Middle Row: Monessen’s Tyler Swann; Charleroi’s Cole Hunter Perry and Anna Kuenzel; Brownsville’s Evan Olesko. Back row: Yough’s Rebecca Ghion and Dustin Shoaf; California’s Dajah Gudel; Bentworth’s Colin Heinrich and Leah Lindley


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YOUGHIOGHENY COUNTRY CLUB WOMEN’S GOLF NEWS 2019 Gala Day Theme: “Take Thyme to Golf with the Herbs”

YCC Ladies “Take a Swing on the Wild Side” The 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association of Youghiogheny Country Pictured from left are Chairlady Club recently hosted their ‘Doe Day’. Sandy Payne, Linda Byers, Lorraine Chairlady Sandy Payne and commitPayne, and Dottie Wissen. tee members Linda Byers, Lorraine Payne, and Dottie Wissen organized the continental breakfast and luncheon as well as the prizes for both members and guests. Many women donned their animal print attire. The golfers found animal prints on pencils, water bottles, and straws. Refreshing Jungle juice greeted them at the turn. Snack bags contained Pictured from left are winners Susie animal crackers, Gummy bears, and Perrin, Lorraine Payne, Denise Kahler, Cheetos. Foliage with Tiki torches and Donna Schneider. decorated prize holes. Skill prize winners were: Longest putt on #9: member, Sara Kostelac and guest, Maureen Stewart; 2nd shot closest to the pin on #7: member, Cora Guinto and guest, Lori Burns; Closest drive to the pin on #13: member, Vickie McDevitt and guest, Bernice Francia. The winning team with 125 points consisted of Lorraine Payne, Donna Schneider, Susie Perrin and Denise Kahler. All 12 teams were winners. Each lady took home “Wild” gifts: Animal prints on scarves, rain hats, purses, makeup bags, jewelry, lunch bags (with Cheetah beer), banana liquor and more.

Spang Wins ‘Scrambled Egg” Event Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the day was Ginger Spang, who won the Scrambled Eggs Event, which is a different game on each Hole

YCC Cancer Center Fundraising Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League combined with the Eighteen Hole Women’s Golf Association to hold a benefit for the Jodie Matta Dillinger Cancer Research Center at McKeesport Hospital. Pictured (L to R) are the Chairladies Carole Friend and Jean Joseph.

The Youghiogheny 18 Hole Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual ‘Gala Day’ golf outing recently at the Pictured is Gala committee from left Youghiogheny Country Club. Penny is Penny Natale and Jane Marino. Natale assisted Chairlady Jane Marino to organize a Herbthemed event. Two teams, ‘Basil Babes’ and ‘Rosemary Rockets’, were paired against each other in match play. In a close match, Rosemary outscored Basil 65 1/2 to 60 1/2. Following an herb infused Pictured are Rosemary winners holding varluncheon, ladies elected their ious potted fresh herbs, dried spices, dip2020: for nominating committee ping oil and plates (from left), are Maureen Chairlady Maureen Fiore, Jane Fiore, Vickie McDevitt, Carol Gates, Linda Marino, Vickie McDevitt, Sandy Byers, Sara Kostelac, Betty Lee Hancsak Payne, Diane Riley, and Penny Natale.

YCC Ladies Club Championship The Women’s Golf Association of Youghiogheny Country Club held their twoday championship recently. The ladies congratulated the winners with a champagne luncheon following the final round. Low gross winner with a score of 188 and the 2019 Club Champion was Diane Riley. Sara Kostelac won 1st Division with a two day net score of 150, and Maureen Fiore won the 2nd Division with a two day net score of 147.

Flanking Champion Diane Riley are (left) Sara Kostelac and (right) Maureen Fiore.

YCC Ladies Vie for the ‘Ryder Cup’ Playing twenty-seven holes in warm temperatures with high humidity was not easy feat for the 18-hole ladies. The competition was hot. Pairing high handicappers with low handicapPictured are winners Teresa Garella pers to make two-person teams, YCC and Betty Lee Hancsak. golf professional Troy Williams organized teams for the annual 18-Hole Women’s Ryder Cup held recently at Youghiogheny County Club. Teresa Garella and Betty Lee Hancsak edged their competitors Penny Natale and Jane Marino by one stroke, 98 to 99, respectively.


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Local Worship Canonsburg Episcopal Church Wins National Recognition The U.S. National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA) recognized St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church on June 20 during the Tri-History Conference held at the University of Toronto, Canada. The Tri-History Conference is a joint event hosted by NEHA, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, and the Episcopal Women’s History Project. In 2016, parishioner Samuel J. Richards wrote the book titled: The Middle Holds: A History of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Canonsburg and the Community it Serves, published by Closson Press. The NEHA awards committee recognized the Canonsburg book with its Silver 2019 ‘Laurence D. Fish Outstanding Parish History Award’. The NEHA prize is awarded during odd-numbered years. The prize committee consisted of five members, including distinguished Miami University of Ohio professor Peter W. Williams. The Middle Holds was written to coincide with St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church’s 150-year anniversary celebrations. It chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the Jefferson Avenue congregation as it wrestled with questions of finance, leadership, theology, and mission. Canonsburg priest-in-charge, the Rev. Canon Cathy Brall remarked, “We are very blessed to have Sam as a member of our congregation and thrilled that his scholarship and writing have been recognized by this

award. St. Thomas is a small but amazing parish of loving, gifted, and diverse people seeking to follow and grow in Jesus Christ.” Richards’ work drew from local church records, archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, and interviews with past and present clergy and members of the congregation. In addition to details about Episcopalians, including the 25-year tenure of David Kinsey as lay leader and rector, chapters include background about early Canonsburg including Scotch-Irish dominance, the Rev. John McMillan, and the importance of Jefferson College. The text includes photographs and appendices with sermon examples ranging from 1947 to 2013 and membership rosters and baptismal records useful to genealogists. A Bentleyville native, Richards teaches history at Shanghai American School in China. He earned degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S.Ed., cum laude), Salisbury University in Maryland (M.A.), and the University of Scranton (M.S.Ed.). Richards’ current project is a study of Trinity Hall School for Boys, now the site of Trinity High School. Copies of The Middle Holds are available from Closson Press www.clossonpress.com.

Ringgold Prayer Group Meets Once a Month The Ringgold Prayer Group will gather for an informal time of prayer and fellowship as the new school year begins. Little commitment is required, other than to just show-up! We stay only an hour, but spend a half an hour in informal prayer time. There is child care available. Caregivers are currently employed at school and/or daycare and have all clearances.

Will you consider making this a priority on your calendar? Prayer over our children, schools, teachers, and administrators is no longer just a need, it is a necessity! We meet for one hour, once a month. Also, this is not just ‘moms,’ please bring your husband, friend, anyone who is interested in praying for our school and district. Anyone involved in any way with Ringgold School District is welcome to attend! For location and more information or questions, please call or text: 412965-0998

South Hills Assembly Announces Upcoming Programs South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following programs for September. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsag.org. Life Recovery A confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, open meeting, 7 pm Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 pm then separates into their own small group. Grief Share Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm beginning September 12 through December 5, OR Fridays from 10 am-Noon beginning September 13 through December 6. 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. You will learn what is really normal when you are grieving, how to take the time you need to

grieve your loss, and that there is hope for the future in this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15, includes workbook and weekly handouts. Let us help you through this difficult time.

South Hills ChristLife Series ‘ChristLife - Discovering Christ’ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, are invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the gifts of the Holy spirit to live as God’s children. St Benedict the Abbott Church – Pope Benedict Center October 2 – November 20, Wednesdays - 7pm to 9pm. Dinner and childcare will be provided St Francis of Assisi - Finley Hall November 9 – Retreat Saturday, 9am to 2pm. Lunch will be provided You can register at the website http://bit.ly/SHChristLifeReg St Louise de Marillac & St Joan of Arc September 27th – November 15th Fridays – 6:30pm Email for more info: ChristLife.sja.stl@gmail.com. Both Programs are FREE. If you have any questions on the program, contact Scott McKinney by e-mail at smckinney@connectelinc.com or call 412913-8172. To learn more about the ChristLife Ministry, visit www.christlife.org.


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Daily Mass Schedule to Change at Holy Family Parish in West Newton

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Holy Family Parish, located at 225 N. Second Street in West Newton will be changing the Daily Mass schedule effective September 2. Their new schedule is as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00 AM. The Daily Mass on Monday and Thursday will be at St Anne Parish at 8:00 AM. There is no change to the weekend Mass schedule at Holy Family Parish—Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 AM.

St. Nicholas Orthodox in Monongahela Announces Upcoming Activities St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, located on Sixth Street in Monongahela has announced their September activities. Adult Bible Study The next Adult Bible Study series begins on Friday, September 6 at 7:00. The topic of this study is the Gospel of St. Luke. Sunday School Sunday School classes for children ages 1st grade through high school will begin on Sunday, September 8. The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos will be celebrated with a Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. Family Picnic The annual Family Picnic will be held at Tubby Hall Park in New Eagle on Sunday, September 22 beginning at 12 noon. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross The Feast of the Exaltation of the

Holy Cross will be celebrated with Great Vespers on Thursday, September 26 and the Divine Liturgy on Friday, September 27. On this day Orthodox Christians remember the Lord's death on the Cross and it is a day of fasting and prayer.

Come Together in Jesus’ Name 2019 Fall Retreat Planned The Come Together in Jesus’ Name Retreat at Camp Sonrise Mountain in Markleysburg, PA, is set for September 20, 21, and 22 with Sue Willis ministering. The retreat can be attended for the weekend at a cost of $120 or Saturday only for $40. There will be 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. The first of five services begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Sue is an ordained minister, international speaker, author, founder and Executive Director of the Abundant Life Ministry Center and Sue Willis Life Ministries, Inc. She is the Director of Women’s Ministries at her home church, and is frequently sought out to speak and minister at churches, conferences and retreats in the U.S. and abroad. For further information call Charlene Pezzoni (724) 258-4516. Reservations are necessary and must be paid in full and received by September 16, 2018. Reservations cannot be held beyond this date without full payment. Information required for registration includes your name, address, phone number, friends you wish to bunk with, and whether you’re staying for the weekend or Saturday only. Make check payable to “Come Together in Jesus’ Name” in the amount of $120 for the weekend or $40 for Saturday only. Mail check to Charlene Pezzoni, 430 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.


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‘On The Level Band’ performed Sunday afternoon at the Epiphany Festival.

Enjoying Epiphany Festival’s outdoor food are Alena Blaszczak on left and her sister Louisa Assenat.

Monessen Epiphany Parish Gives Their All for Annual Festival By Jill Runfola The 2019 Monessen Epiphany of our Lord Festival was held on the Epiphany Church Grounds on Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4. The festival is two days full of fun, fellowship, music and delicious home-made ethnic food. “Anytime we embark on providing a fundraiser for the parish it involves a lot of planning and work from many people…The preparation

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Epiphany Rev. Michael Crookston, center, greets Alexis Punturiero, left, a church eucheristic minister, and her husband Salvatore on right, both parishioners from Belle Vernon.

Pictured L-R, Co-Chairperson Kathryn Dzurik and Chairman Robert Sassak took a break from festival work responsibilities.

work for our festival is just as important as the festival itself…It is a very successful venture and one that touches the lives of many people,” said Epiphany Rev. Michael Crookston. Festivities for both days included: live music and entertainment, bake sales, games, a Chinese auction, face-painting, indoor and outdoor food, awardwinning pierogis, a balloon artist, a lantern release and outdoor mass, and a golf cart shuttle from the parking area.

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FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE 4 Home Fix-Ups For Fall (BPT) - Fall is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects, as well as prep your home for winter. "Cold weather can wreak havoc on your house, leaving you with a long list of repairs," said Cathy McHugh, director, brand management at DAP. "It's important to take preventative action now, rather than making costly repairs later." Don't know where to start? Here are the top five "must-do" repairs from the experts at DAP.

Refresh Around Windows And Doors Temperature fluctuations and weather extremes can cause cracks and crumbling in sealants around windows and doors. The resulting gaps allow air to creep inside, putting your energy bills on overdrive. In addition, if current sealant has any dirt build-up, the hot and humid weather of summer can foster mold and mildew. Protect your home and give your windows and doors a

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BETHEL PARK Robert Reynolds Bryan Slotten Estate of Raymond Galasco Ryan Shinton David Mertz Jean Bittner Jacqualine Nicoll Bethel Park Ret. Living Properties Estate of Edward Smith Jeston Tissue Elizabeth Spataro David Hartman et al. Ronald Kragnes Dylan August Slovenian S&L Assn. Canonsburg Estate of Eleanor Previs Jeffrey Sobek UCG Two LLC Martin Davis Mark Oliver Todd Pegher Raymond Wagenheim Mian Jafar Sadiq

Jason and Erin Prindle Edgar and Patricia Lauther Aaron and Danielle Bender Christopher Hanck and Sarah Krulce James Daniel and Alesha Robison Ryan and Amy Milliken Gail Laurie CPF Living Communities 2 Logan LLC Joseph Easton Ryan and John Kish Edward and Carol Janus Cassandra Rankin Dylan and Nicole August Andrew and Sara Shoener Matthew and Rachel Marie Buehl Colella William and Laura Shaw Pratika and Agam Chhetri Daniel Paul Odinski Evan and Beth Kossler Jarrod Turner and Kimberly Walsh Travis Harp and Chelsea Shaffer Alexander and Snezhanna Chapman Bank New York Mellon Trust Co. NA

Nicole Cavoti James Ulinski Jonathan Mori Carol Stuck Alfred Lento trustee

Frederick Bence Matthew and Erin Dugger George and Catherine Jurcevich Dustin Dobbin DM Products Inc.

5940 Dalmation Drive $320,000. 5858 Dublin Road $201,000. 5441 Florida Ave $158,000. 348 Fruitwood Drive $245,000. 568 Fruitwood Drive $239,304. 574 Fruitwood Drive $285,000. 55 Highland Road Unit 101 $112,000. 5851 Keystone Drive $22,000,000. 2654 Milford Drive $160,000. 2746 Ohio St. $136,000. 169 Old Village Lane $190,000. 1508 Andrea Drive $145,000. 5574 Beverly Court $385,500. 855 Boulder Drive $280,000. 399 Church Road $155,000. 3106 Dennison Road $240,000. 1166 Grouse Run Drive $259,900. 333 Horning Road $248,000. 304 Kendall Lane $122,500. 3233 Kennebec Road $750,000. 1570 Lucille Drive $199,900. 141 Meadowbrook Drive $250,000. 5930 Murray Ave $65,000. by sheriff ’s deed. 108 Old Village Lane $147,900. 3530 Ridgeway Drive $145,703. 206 Timberidge Drive $141,000. 315 Timberidge Drive $119,500. 1030 Transit Blvd $200,000.

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BETHEL PARK John Hay Jr. Greg Gabriel Rendine Kevin Coup Montour Railroad Co. Richard Tischer Estate of Peter Hlavay Robert Kemmerling Estate of Virginia Lea Roberts David Kunkle Myrtle Neuser Jean Fey John Zupancic Patrick Maloney Christopher Rooney Daniel Corbett Troy Miller Garrett James Anthony Zimmer Robert Veinovich Stella Naple Timothy Palmer Michael Joseph Matus Jr. Brian Hale Taylor Petrey Estate of Ann Bea Malloy Janet L Gales Brett Heller Daniel Ristich

Leslie Ann Tilmans Ashley Runey Brian and Carly Peightal Roger and Laurel Smay Timothy and Jodi Dilliplane Lawrence and Renee Nicolazzo Sean and Sarah DeVault Home Finders Inc. James and Beth LeMieur Brandon Emerick and Sheila Hubbard Najah Kadhim Kevin John and Angela Marie Murphy Stephen and Deborah Montgomery Joshua Pohlot and Alexandria Zurawsky Wayne and Susan Reno Paul and Kara Snyder Keane Garfold Robert Baier II and Tawnya Baier Matthew Barry and Chelsea Konopka Neil and Haylee Larimer Natalie Permenter Michael Matus Jr. Christopher and Michelle Sawyer Neil and Aja McElhone Justin and Teresa Kerr William Joseph and Sarah Shubert Gilbert Shiring Padam Lal Khatiwada/K. Neupane Jacob and Elizabeth Anderson Keith Ricketts

946 Trillium Trail 5622 Valleyview Drive 5965 Wallace Ave Clifton Road 566 Florence Drive 53 Highland Road Unit 305 6308 Irishtown Road 212 Logan Road 1582 Lucille Drive 5917 Monongahela Ave 7114 Sansue Drive 7152 Sansue Drive 89 Sprucewood Drive 3515 Valley Drive 2750 W. Munroe St 2607 Wyncote Road 5917 Barnes Ave 1118 Dana Drive 5647 Glen Hill Drive 3027 Greenwald Road 2885 Hemlock St 5855 Irishtown Road 5965 McPherson Ave 2041 Millennium Court 39 Ruthfred Drive 5655 Sandra Drive 1104 Sarah St. 19 Seneca Road

Price $140,000. $269,900. $223,000. $2,250. $220,000. $120,000. $195,000. $120,000. $180,000. $211,500. $204,000. $299,900. $216,000. $173,000. $235,000. $230,000. $229,900. $280,000. $274,900. $184,500. $68,000. $270,000. $195,000. $350,000. $169,500. $182,000. $248,000. $195,000.

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JEFFERSON HILLS NVR Inc. Andrew and Rachel Harper Jacobs 372 Greene Drive $304,030. Valerie Stone JHPA Development Trust 1007000 7000 Pennsylvania Ave $41,000. Lois Bennett Thomas and Dorothy Green 108 Roberts Drive $115,000. Wells Fargo Bank NA Robert and Deborah Bednar 204 Shellbark St $85,000. Edward Taylor Sergio Flores and Maria Gonzalez 123 Tangelo Drive $200,000. NVR Inc. Geoffrey Blasko and Christina Baker 144 Washington Drive $358,080. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc. 198 Washington Drive $70,000. Theodore Trbovich JMT Renovations LLC Wray Large Road $42,500. David Zampatti Kathleen Farnish 134 Gill Hall Road $270,228. NVR Inc. Shawn Coleman and Makalia Francis 359 Greene Drive $268,210. Robert Mason UCG Forty Nine LLC 379 New World Drive $164,500. PNC Bank NA Thomas and Rebecca Lumsden 2473 Ridge Road $112,500. Richard Shawl William Oleyar 2040 S. Scotia Hollow Road $275,000. Estate of Paul Miller Dana Mattarock 108 Taber Drive $185,000. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc. .182 Washington Drive $67,000. Lukasz Mazurkiewicz Wayne and Carrie Garrett 151 Wray Large Road $330,000. Jefferson of Monticello Inc. Wayne Toth 124 Oakwood Drive $59,000. Excel Const. & Dev. Assoc. Scott and Denise Breisinger Pearson Road $40,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $107,160) by sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. Ronald Macosko Casey and Cynthia King 112 Taber Drive $347,000. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc. .176 Washington Drive $67,000. NVR Inc. Daniel and Susanne Gumski 204 Washington Drive $349,300. Margaret Campoli trustee David and Kim Graham 1409 Gilmore Drive $130,000.

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How to Be Safe from Fires (NAPSI)—Two in five people say they’re more likely to win the lottery than lose their home in a fire, according to a 2019 national American Red Cross survey. Yet the odds of dying from exposure to fire or smoke (nearly 1 in 1,500) are greater than winning the lottery (typically 1 in millions). Because seven people die from home fires each day in the U.S., the Red Cross is working with community partners to prevent deaths and injuries through its Home Fire Campaign.

Everyday Actions Cause Fires In the survey, 96 percent of U.S. adults said they’ve engaged in everyday activities that can cause home fires. This includes over 70 percent of people who have left the kitchen while cooking, which is the leading cause of home fires. (Continued on following page)

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JEFFERSON HILLS Christopher Progen NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Anthony Horn David Kuiawa William Kosslow Beech Homes LLC Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC Brent Allen

Timothy and Kimberly Santoro Janine Triolo Anthony and Jenna Maruca Pieter and Katie Heemstra Shawn and Margaret Condon Kevin and Kristen Hasco Joseph Leo Lynch IV NVR Inc. Narayan and Esha Sharma Bharati

329 Greene Drive $324,000. 375 Greene Drive $309,220. 389 Greene Drive $312,580. 1600 Jefferson Ridge Drive 108B $75,000. 1217 Oakwood Drive $20,000. 1252 Oakwood Drive $352,500. 6008 Walton Road $125,000. 163 Washington Drive $70,000. 3365 Woodwind Drive $360,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Samuel Bilodeau John and Christina Reese RS Capital LLC Todd and Jennifer Celeste Edwards Robert Gioella Shane and Lisa Sullivan Frederick Farkas T. Pawlak and Ruth Esther Luciano Herrera Todd Henry Joshua Reed and Melissa Jean Stein Daniel Flatz Andrew Lawrence and Lacey Deao Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Thomas Stinson Joan Kiefer William and Kelly Dawson Donald Boss trustee Mark Easton Housing & Urban Development Carmen Pirain Thomas Lampert Jan Levine and Doreen Regan Michael Lafata Dirk and Faith Malencia Janice Ann Gasior L. C.Phoebe Jr. and S. Phoebe trustees Dirk Malencia Jeffrey and Brieanna Rompala James Moore Nicholas and Kristen Marie Bagiatis Sandra Palumbo Matthew and Lesley Hoye

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102 Abbey Ct 810 Ashwood Drive 157 Bittersweet Circle 639 Boyer Road Bremen Lane 153 Hemlock Drive 151 Lelak Lane 501 Maplewood Drive 591 McCombs Road 106 N. Heide Lane 114 Bremen Lane 122 Brookdale Cir 217 Fox Run Drive 623 Sagewood Drive 320 Snowberry Circle 85 Alexander Drive

$617,500. $469,000. $660,000. $450,000. $20,000. $339,900. $841,825. $260,000. $402,000. $161,000. $605,000. $339,900. $475,000. $535,000. $775,000. $595,000.

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PETERS TOWSHIP Jason Smith 22Oak LLC Scott Arvay White Column Investments LLC Dennis Rhen Bogdan Ionescu Scott Solbach Christian Morgan Regina Hudson trustee Raymond Piacquadio Jason Heisler Stambrosky Homes Inc. Joseph Barker Casey Austin Jonathan Cohen Kenton Tekulve Cynthia Hofbauer Joshua Stein Jeffrey Peterson John Stanik Mark Stasenko Emily Lynn Powell Dennis Dellovade Edward Corbett William John O’Donnell Richard Triplett Theodore Taylor III Ruth Abell

Joseph Gudenburr IV and J. Gudenburr Jeremy Thomas and Gretchen White Anthony and Sherry Tom Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Carl Behr Jr. and Ashley Behr A. Zhykharskyy and K. Zhykharska Michelle Joan Avolio Kevin Dourand and Sarah Dougherty Creehan Properties 151 L.P. Paul and Pattilou Henchir John and Misty Seybert Scott and Tina Cottrill Adam and Caley Obranovich Craig Weller Cynthia Hofbauer James Hochendoner and Roberta Sowers Ralph Kessler and Christa Perez Scott and Margaret Cameron Brian Yadouga and Ginelle Kemmerling William and Kiresen McGrath Catherine Perich M. Armstrong and F. C.Spangenberg Jason and Elizabeth Bartley William Louis and Lori Stephens Paul Gaudelli Jr. and Stacey Gaudelli Darren and Lisa Glikes Darren and Lisa Glikes Dennis and Janice Dellovade

303 Buckingham Drive 149 Hemlock Drive 249 King Richard Drive 113 Knights Bridge Drive 105 Lightholder Drive 304 Molly Drive 307 Muirfield Ave 107 Standing Rock Drive 543 Valley Brook Road 207 Village Green Drive 314 Walnut Drive 181 Wellington Cir 109 Will Scarlett Road 128 Williams Ave 112 Bayberry Ct 340 Bellwalt Drive 200 Boxwood Ct Bremen Ln 460 Church Hill Road 234 E Edgewood Drive 226 Fox Run Drive 233 Quaill Run Road 439 Robinhood Ln 105 Scenic Ridge 226 Sienna Trail Thomas Road Thomas Road 210 Victoria Lane

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(Continued from previous page) Price $1,020,000. $389,500. $480,000. $275,000. $308,000. $513,750. $625,000. $443,000. $210,000. $362,500. $405,000. $799,999. $310,000. $360,000. $225,000. $325,000. $289,000. $20,000. $299,500. $1,000,000. $785,000. $179,000. $335,000. $605,000. $265,000. $208,500. $220,000. $355,000.

How to Be Safe The Red Cross asks people to never leave the kitchen while cooking and to: • Test your smoke alarms monthly. • Practice your home fire escape plan twice a year. More information and free safety resources are at www.redcross.org/ homefires. You can also help people through the ‘Home Fire Campaign’, which has installed over 1.6 million free smoke alarms and helped save over 550 lives nationwide since launching in 2014. • Install free smoke alarms and educate families about fire safety. Volunteers are also needed to help people recover from home fires. Contact your local Red Cross chapter for opportunities. • Donate to support the Red Cross mission. Your donation can help provide free services for those in need. Visit www.redcross.org for more information.


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Repair Imperfections And Surface Damage It's important to take a walk around your property and inspect your home and outdoor living areas for surface damage issues caused by hail, wind and heavy rain. Common damage includes cracks in sidewalks and driveways, as well as chips in siding. Address problem areas like these with an exterior filler, which can fill in exposed, vulnerable areas and prevent further damage. To save time and money, choose a multipurpose filler designed specifically for exterior repairs like Platinum Patch Advanced Exterior Filler, formulated with innovative Weather MaxTechnology for long-lasting, all weather protection. The mold-, mildew- and algae-resistant formula creates a durable bond that prevents discoloration, as well as cracking and crumbling over time. It is sandable and paintable and offers superior adhesion to porous and non-porous building materials such as brick, concrete, metal, composite or wood decks, vinyl or fiber cement siding, PVC trim board and more.

Inspect Your Roof Start by making a simple visual inspection of your roof. Before hauling out the ladder, use binoculars or zoom in with a smartphone camera to spot obvious damage. If your roof has a relatively flat surface and you feel comfortable on a ladder, then go up for a closer look. Shingles that are cracked, buckled, loose or are missing granules need to be replaced. And of course, while you're up there, be sure to clear any clogged gutters to prevent potential water damage.

Prepare Your Furnace For Fall Change the filter, clean vents and remove any dirt or dust that has settled on the unit and connections. If you suspect problems, schedule a professional to check it out now. For more information to help tackle your to-do list, visit www.DAP.com.

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PLEASANT HILLS George Bradel Sandra Gooderham Jerry Semkiw Thomas Dominick Estate of Marie Bell Arch Matthew Ellen Mauk Thompson Donald Bialecki Meghann R Jobb Terence Land Co. LLC Gene Ricci Joseph Norton Cynthia M Och King M & M Management Co. Joseph Alafriz Lustre Genevieve Estate of Lawrence W. Eastman Michael Joyce Hank & Tank LLC Freedom Life Center Inc.

John and Darlene Klimcheck David and James Kwiatkowski Alexis and Mary Ann Bonner Marc and Patricia Wetzel Simmons Jason Battis and Danielle Hodge Jane E Davis Fawley Willard Nicholas Binger Jr. Protein Bar Real Estate LLC Joseph Alafriz and Gina Marie Lustre Thomas Kelsey and Jessica Beitler Gildardo Hernandez and Leslie Gonzalez Joseph Dolata III Lyn Kiefer and Dawn Gralish John Knute and Michelle Ose Warren and Shameia Jackson ChalusHorgan LLC Plaza Drive L.P.

538 Brushglen Lane 231 Picture Drive 127 Winifred Drive 454 Audrey Drive 837 Clairton Blvd 177 Columbia Drive 268 Lynn Drive 251 Nantucket Drive 111 Terence Drive 305 Broadway Drive 522 Brushglen Lane 316 Caryl Drive 140 Clairton Blvd 269 Oakcrest Lane 102 Old Clairton Road 369 Old Clairton Road 611 Old Clairton Road Plaza Road

ROSTRAVER Adrienne Jurcevich Nancy Ivill Michele Martin

Erikka Eastman Evette Jaros Chase Home Finance LLC

1013 Henry St. 2013 Lakeview Drive 460 Matty Drive

MTGLQ Investors L.P. James Yotz Entech LLC Nicholas Zimmerman Estate of Anna Sheets Latorre Investments Inc. Robert Talley Jr. Adam Paterline Matthew Cain Aaron Neemus Holdings LLC Agnes Atkinson William Kimmell

Randy Ohler and Christina Bennett Rhett Kirk Maronda Homes Inc. Thomas Jones and Diane Coulter Luis Estrada Timothy Petro and Kaitlyn Forgas Christopher and Lacey Trenk William and Kaitlin Collins Michael Dvorchak and Sarah Chiplaskey Nicholis and Justin Long Jennifer Lawson Anthony Battaglini Jr./Amanda Battaglini

$103,000. $214,999. $9,646. by sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. 878 Route 906 $7,000. 181 Shilo Lane $215,000. 274 Stump Drive $54,000. 170 Summit Drive $204,000. 135 Woodlow Drive $175,000. 111 Birch Drive $389,900. 516 Callie Court $340,000. 932 Vernon Drive $234,900. 622 Rosewood St $268,600. 1050 Rostraver Road $150,350. 237 Tyrol Blvd $29,000. 431 W. Spring Grove Blvd $288,000.

SOUTH PARK Alex Primas Jr. Lori Taylor Marjorie Moritz Scott Merlina Derek Brown James Shine Mero South Park Ventures LLC Estate of Dorothea Toner

Dylan and Elaine Tylus Wm. Bennett / Sophie Charlotte Bousfield Brian Kaiser Cynthia Bernacki Joseph James/Carla Jean Tokarsky Fierle Brian and Lori Duggan NVR Inc George and Marie Garces

6849 Ridgevue Drive 6489 Simmons Ave 1296 Snee Drive Amanda Ave. 2992 Amy Drive 1239 Belmont Drive 4001-4007 Crown Drive 1422 Greenbriar Drive

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Price $222,000. $200,000. $125,000. $177,500. $22,500. $70,000. $169,900. $123,500. $2,034,869. $154,500. $113,500. $204,000. $105,000. $289,000. $210,000. $202,000. $400,000. $350,000.

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Jeffrey Bradley Robert Smith James Gianoutsos Martin Walker James Glanoutsos Donna Jean McQuillin Keith Donnelly Douglas Noll Patricia Zeleznick E3 Real Estate LLC Edward Tissue Jr. trustee Edward Strimlan Estate of Virgil Joseph Robert Pilardi

Sean Norman and Abigail McSwigan Luis and Kenia Montes Timothy and Kimberly Bauer Jason and Kathryn Spin Lei and Nana Hong Thomas Joyce Jr. and Judith Joyce Maria Flavin Scott Joseph and Rhonda Lynn Bungert Timothy and Melissa Vanselow William Joseph and Aleeda Reagan Patricia Reddick Dylan Brooks Ricciardi Kayla Kennedy Brian and Joelle Graf

1891 Ridge Road 3157 Ridge Road 1900 Stoltz Road 1030 Westchester Road 2849 Dolores Drive 600 Hidden Ridge Unit 103 6419 Library Road 3112 Northern Drive 3105 Triphammer Road 2609 Virginia Drive 914 Hurl Drive 1531 Main Blvd 1045 Old Post Road 6501 Ventura Drive

SPEERS Carrisa Moody UNION TOWNSHIP Thomas Martin Florence Goempel Estate of William Dovalovsky Shields Asphalt LLC Jamison Graney Adam Osier Kristen Sinneway Guy Zimmerman Richard Mangino

Price $370,000. $340,000. $237,750. $290,000. $128,500. $147,000. $75,000. $125,000. $172,000. $195,000. $210,000. $159,900. $200,000. $203,500.

Silver Eagle Holdings Ltd. LLC 21-1/2 State St $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $66,933). Lori McKown Michael and Mary Jo Hensler James and Patricia Shaffer Kenney Rost Holden and Janette Lee Munk David and Marlene Wall John Sullivan Jr. and Kelly Sullivan Patricia DePoe Minkus GMC Holdings LLC John Staniszewski and Julietta Mangino

109 Cinque Terra Place 129 Cinque Terra Place 15 Circle Ave. 75 Courtney Hill Road 137-1/2 McChain Road 6613 Shady Ave 176 Cinque Terra Pl 105B Finleyville Elrama Road 6032 Library Road

$170,000. $168,500. $20,000 $105,000. $374,900. $276,000. $174,900. $65,000. $225,000.

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Baldwin • Bentleyville Brentwood • Carroll Twp Charleroi • Clairton • Donora Dunlevy • Elizabeth Fallowfield • Finleyville Forward Twp • Monessen Monongahela • New Eagle North Belle Vernon North Charleroi • Nottingham • West Elizabeth

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Elaine Weil Mary Catherine Staley Joseph Carone Joel Rozen

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251 McChain Road $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $24,531). Mary Ann Bender 55 Hobbitt Lane $344,000. Steven and Caitlin Marie McNally 210 McChain Road $139,900. Washington Financial Bank Sheridan Ave. $225,000. Timothy Schaaf 6 Timber Oaks Drive $1,105,000.

WHITEHALL Michael Boyle Robert Leonard Terek II and Margo Dominicis 4706 E. Willock Road $185,000. Michael Jones Adam Jenkins 1253 Earlford Drive $258,000. Linda Falcione trustee Goran Stojanovic and Jelena Kurtesevic 1259 Earlford Drive $265,200. Nara Chhetri Tulsi and Nikma Gurung 4453 Mulberry Court $158,000. Roy Englert II trustee Joshua Pahler 2944 Provost Road $165,000. Joseph Duffner trustee Nar Dhital 5270 Sherwood Drive $300,900. Ann Aquino trustee Paul Contos Jr. and Donnina Contos 4958 Carlyn Drive $325,000. Whitehall Retirement Living Properties L CPF Living Communities 2 Whitehall LLC 4744-4750 Clairton Blvd $22,200,000. William Daniels Alyssa Kublack 5134 Daube Drive $166,000. Kelly Welnick Norma Jean Lewis 5090 Fieldcrest Drive $120,000. Jeffrey Schussler Tridev and Sashi Gurung 3621 Reiland St $279,900. Steven Derrick James and Deborah McKeone 1024 Varner Road $161,000. Estate of Mary Kay Cox Gary and Christine Barrett 1259 Varner Road $94,000. Geraldine Pferdehirt Lawrence Byrnes Jr. and Jamie Byrnes 123 Audbert Drive $199,900. Mary Morgan Three B Development 5332 Baptist Road $110,000. Timothy Bauer David and Diane Corran 5032 Carlyn Drive $205,000. Domenick DeCaria Anthony and Mari Martha Swetz 510 Glowood Drive $160,000. Arielle Lillley Matthew and Ashley Stiller 744 Greenlee Road $192,564. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

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Recent Local Death Notices ANDERSON, Barbara L., 70, of Union Township, died July 25. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BANFIELD, Teresa (CAVATONI), 91, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died July 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BARBER, Joanne, 77, of Twilight Hollow, died August 1. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. BOOTH, Marjorie, 64, of Pleasant Hills, died July 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BROWNLEE, Lenora A. Bowman Moore, 92, of Donora, died July 22. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BYRD, Charles L., 78, of Bethel Park, died August 8. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CAMPITELLA, Marian P., 84, of Nottingham Township, died July 31. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. CAPANNA, Pauline Eleanor Raget, 91, of Pleasant Hills, died July 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CHATTAWAY, Terry W., 70, of 12. July died Monongahela, Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CLARK, Judith Ann, 64, of Munhall (formerly of Bethel Park), died July 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DALZELL, Ray, 75, of South Park, died July 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DANAHEY, Robert E. “Rob”, 44, of New Eagle, died August 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. EVERLY, Mary Elizabeth, 84, of Charleroi, died July 30. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. FILIPIAK, Sonny, 73, of Peters Township, died July 25. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

FITZGERALD, Thomas Jr., 69, of 15. July died Park, Bethel Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GALLONI, Donald L., 85, of 29. July died Fallowfield, Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. HARVEY, Margaret M., 91, of of (formerly Pittsburgh Monongahela), died August 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HENRY, Lois J., 69, of New Eagle, Arrangements by died July 24. William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. HETTICH, Edward J. Sr., 97, of Bethel Park, died August 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HUBER, Dr. James F., 48, of Jefferson Hills, died July 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HUFF, Margaret “Peggy”, 91, of 25. July died Park, Bethel Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HURL, Calvin M. “Turk”, 79, of South Park, died August 9. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. HYLAND, Clarice, 72, formerly of 18. July died Park, South Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. JONES, Richard, 90, of Castle Shannon, died July 22. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KOPCAT, Joan (DiSORA), 90, of 31. July died Monongahela, Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. LAWSON, James C., “Jim”, 58, of Pleasant Hills, died July 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LENZI, Evelyn “Carol” (TIMCO), 78, of Monongahela, died July 21. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. LESTITIAN, Edward Michael Sr., 83, of Pleasant Hills, died August 12. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

LIPCHEY-FLOWERS, Marion T. (GAZETSKY), 98, of Monongahela, Arrangements by died July 22. Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. LOWTHER, Alvin R., 96, of 3. August died Charleroi, Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MALEGO, William M., 77, of Charleroi, died July 30. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MALONEY, Marilyn Ladley, 89, of West Mifflin, died July 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MASCARA, Dolores “Doe”, 86, of Charleroi, died July 17. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. McWHORTER, Jean (STEPNICK), 93, of Baldwin Township, died August Arrangements by Jefferson 11. Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MIALE, Louis A., 86, formerly of 13. August died Finleyville, Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MILLER, Joseph E. II, 80, formerly 28. July died Charleroi, of Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. NAGY, Renese Rosella, 76, of Castle Shannon, died August 8.Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NICE, Norma J., 88, of Bethel Park, Arrangements by died July 21. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. Clara, 93, of PANEPINTO, Charleroi, died July 24. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. Lou Bonita PATTON, (RICHARDS), 82, of Whitehall, died August 2.Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PEPKE, Arlene, 82, of Baldwin and Jefferson Hills, died July 30. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

PETERSON, Charles H., 94, of Upper St. Clair, died July 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PIATEK, Frank “P.I.”, 79, of Pleasant Hills, died July 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PLACE, Ruth (EYMAN), 95, of Pleasant Hills, died August 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. POLICE, John A. Jr., 58, of Fayette City (formerly of Monongahela), died July 20. Arrangements by Marshall in Home Funeral Marra Monongahela. REED, George J., 84, of Midland Park, NJ (formerly of Pleasant Hills), Arrangements by died July 19. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCALISE, Deborah L., 67, formerly of West Mifflin, died July 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHNEIDER, Richard F., 74, of South Park, died August 2. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. Melissa, 39, of SETHMAN, Charleroi, died July 24. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SHORT, Louise, 89, formerly of Bethel Park, died August 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SISKO, Peter W. “Chief”, 69, of Jefferson Hills, died July 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills SPARKS, David “Jar Jar”, 37, of July20. died Hills, Jefferson Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WAUGH, Marcia L., 71, of Bethel Park, died August 4. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. WILKINSON, Donald H., 89, of 27. July died Park, Bethel Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.


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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------2010 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER - (grey) for parts. Car was wrecked on front drivers side door and front fender. Rest of car is in excellent condition. Good motor and transmission. 116;000 miles. Motor 2.5- 4 cylinder. $1500.00 or best offer. Call for pictures. 724-884-3360 ___________________________________________ FLOOR MATS - for Vintage Lincoln Continental. Front & Back. $50 Call 724-684-5531. ___________________________________________ 2001 Chevy Silverado – 2500 H.D. 8.1 motor, Allison 5speed transmission. 63,000 plus miles. $8,500. 412-4250342 ___________________________________________ 1998 GMC TRUCK - four wheel drive. Runs good. Needs body work. $750, or best offer. 724-258-7205. Leave message please. ___________________________________________ 2015 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER - 1200 Touring Black – 4,000 miles, $9,000 or best offer. 724-348-9448 ___________________________________________ TRAILER – 4’ x 8’ metal floor and sides, some wood. 2” ball – gross weight 300 LBS, Green, has title. $400 or best offer. 412-200-0449 ___________________________________________ JAYCO JAY FLIGHT - 24RBS, 2018, 28 foot, 1 Slide, NonSmoker, No Pets, Inspected 2020, Used Once. $15,500 or Make Offer. 412-831-3275. Bethel Park ___________________________________________ TRAILER – 4’x4’, white has end gate and sides with 1 7/8” tongue. Title also. $300 or best offer. 412-200-0449 ___________________________________________ CUB CADET TRACTOR- power steering, power lift deck, shaft driven, 25HP, AG Tires - $3,250.00 -good condition, well cared for - best offer- tel. 724-348-4108 ___________________________________________ HARLEY DAVIDSON - 2015 Sportster 1200 Touring $9000, or___________________________________________ trade for side by side UTV of equal value. 724-348-9448 2003 FORD F-150 – No title. Runs. For parts. $500. 724884-4232 ___________________________________________

1986 CHRIS CRAFT - 21 ft. in/out V-8 eng. New cover with Bimini and very nice cutty, also a dual axle trailer. Many extras, vest, radio etc. must see to appreciate. Call, 724-379-5363, 724-875-6001 ___________________________________________ 1958 CLASSIC T-BIRD - Great Condition, Hard Top, Rebuit 352, lots of extras included. $14,000. 412-414-0091, Leave Msg. ___________________________________________ DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport, Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offer! (412) 999-4332 ___________________________________________ 1961 CHEVY IMPALA - 29,000 original miles, 4 door sedan all original V-8, absolutely beautiful inside and out, needs nothing, ready for cruising. $18,500. 412-225-6638. ___________________________________________ DO YOU HAVE AN ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR TO SELL? Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. ___________________________________________

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-------------- BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES------------AVON - Earn money for the holidays and beyond with AVON. Empowering women (and a few good men) for 133 years. 724-747-7257 ___________________________________________

-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------EXPERIENCED DOG GROOMER - to work for Woody’s Dog Wash & Boutique...please call Chad at 12-714-4644. FRAZIER SCHOOL DISTRICT is accepting applications in the following areas: - Teachers (substitutes) - Paraprofessional Aides - Clerical / Custodial! Cafeteria (substitutes) - Nursing (substitutes) Please send credentials to: Dr. William Henderson, Superintendent of Schools Frazier School District 142 Constitution Street Perryopolis, PA 15473 LOOKING FOR LABORERS - carpenters, siding, soffit and fascia, some framing. Year around work. Drivers License a plus. Based out of Finleyville, 724-797-0000. ___________________________________________ CARPENTER - Lilliput Play Homes has an opening for both an experienced carpenter/woodworker. All work is done in our Finleyville shop and requires no climbing, no travel and is all indoor. This positions is full-time and year -round. Hours are weekdays 7-3:30. Phone 724-348-7071 or email caryn@lilliputplayhomes.com. ___________________________________________

TREE CLIMBER/LABORERS - South hills tree service is looking for tree climber/laborers. Must have a valid drivers license. Please only serious applicants reply. 412-835-4518 ___________________________________________ HELP WANTED – Experienced medical assistant, to work front and back office. Located in Monongahela. Must be able to multitask. Send resumes to 420 West main St, Monongahela, PA 15063 ___________________________________________ ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome and encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412-249-8177 and ask for Doug. Or, e-mail letter of interest or resume to dhaniford@messengerpaper.com ___________________________________________ MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED - Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. ___________________________________________ CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565 ___________________________________________ EVER CONSIDER TEACHING A CLASS?!?! Now’s your chance to teach a non-credit class for the Mt. Lebanon Continuing Education program. We offer a competitive pay and are always looking for new and exciting classes to add to our program. Make your interest known to the program coordinators. Check us out at http://www.mtlsd.org/ page.cfm?p=567. Give us a call at 412.344.2020 or Shoot us an email: Ray Schrader Adult Education Coordinator rschrader@mtlsd.net or Larry Johnson Assistant Adult Education Coordinator ljohnson@mtlsd.net


September 2019 SEEKING ENERGETIC SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS to manage day and evening shifts. Ability to multi-task. Strong leadership qualities and people skills. Duties include; phone order taking, operation of POS system, inventory and labor control, oversee cooks and drivers. Fast food management experience preferred. Will train. Call 724348-8844.

--------- EDUCATION / TRAINING ----------AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial aid for qualified students - Career placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783. ___________________________________________

--------- FINANCIAL----------CASH PAYOUT? 70 years old and kids are grown? Do you need that life insurance or is a big life settlement cash payout smarter? Call Benefit Advance. 1-877-332-9643 ___________________________________________

--------- HEALTH / MEDICAL / FITNESS ----------CNA AVAILABLE - Private duty, South Hills hospice experience, 412-576-4224. ___________________________________________ SUFFERING FROM AN ADDICTION to Alcohol, Opiates, Prescription PainKillers or other DRUGS? There is hope! Call Today to speak with someone who cares. Call NOW 1-855866-0913 ___________________________________________ HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800-426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING! ___________________________________________ STAY IN YOUR HOME LONGER with an American Standard Walk-In Bathtub. Receive up to $1,500 off, including a free toilet, and a lifetime warranty on the tub and installation! Call us at___________________________________________ 1-844-374-0013 SAVE ON YOUR NEXT PRESCRIPTION! World Health Link. Price Match Guarantee! Prescriptions Required. CIPA Certified. Over 1500 medications available. CALL Today For A Free Price Quote. 1-855-530-8993 Call Now! ___________________________________________ VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60 pills for $99. 100 pills for $150. FREE shipping. Money back guaranteed! 1-844-596-4376 ___________________________________________

-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------BOYS BEDROOM – Tall dresser and Credenza. Purchased at Finleyville Furniture. $175. 724-348-6320 ___________________________________________ COMPUTER DESK – Excellent condition! $125. 724-3486320 ___________________________________________ ENTERTAINMENT CENTER – for TV and turntable. $75. 724-348-6320. ___________________________________________ SOLAR POOL COVER - 24 ft. round solar cover, new still in the carton, our pool was destroyed, cannot use. $50. 412833-0107 ___________________________________________ MATHEWS COMPOUND BOW - new string & cable, many extras, excellent condition $800. 724-348-9448 ___________________________________________ SKS WITH BAYONET - 762x39, Beautiful. Nicest one I’ve seen anywhere. Very clean with shiny bore. $500. Call 724379-8261 ___________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS BEAUTIFUL REMINGTON - Model 40-X handcrafted in the Remington Custom Shop – .22-250 caliber – Laminated Thumbhole Stock – Heavy Stainless barrel – just an awesome gun - $1750. /B.O. – call 724-379-8261 ___________________________________________ SPORTERIZED MAUSER - Absolutely Beautiful in 7x57 caliber – $800. Firm – call 724-379-8261 ___________________________________________ WALTHER P38 – Outstanding, with original leather holster and 2 clips - $725. – Legal FFL transfer only – call 724-3798261 ___________________________________________ 22 CALIBER – TARGET PISTOL - Browning Buckmark, semi automatic - $300. Firm – legal FFL transfer only - Call 724379-8261 ___________________________________________ RUGER O/U 12 GAUGE - with 5 chokes – excellent condition -___________________________________________ $1200. Firm – Call 724-379-8261 NEW BROWN RUG - commercial grade 11 ½ X 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). $125. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ CUPBOARD/BOOK SHELF - 4 shelves 57" tall 2ft wide $35. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ PIRATE SHIP POOL - $35. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ POWER WHEELS - Harley Davison motorcycle, $120. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ MICROWAVE CABINET / CUPBOARD - ( 47"tall 25"6 long) $50. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ 1 DARK WOOD END TABLE - (20"tall 21"wide $10.00. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ BOYS RED BIKE $90.00 looks like mini bike. Call 724-7453963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ PLASTIC WAGON w/blocks $50. Call 724-745-3963 after 6pm ___________________________________________ THULE BIKE RACK - fits on hitch, holds 2-3 bikes, ex cond; $75 OBO. 412-691-7082 ___________________________________________ COUNTER STOOLS - 2 swivel beige w/iron back rests; $20 for set of 2. 412-691-7082 ___________________________________________ mercy TIFFANY GLASS FLOOR LAMP - natural colors; very nice, $75 OBO. 412-691-7082 ___________________________________________ TREADMILL - Weslo electric, works great; 20.00. 412-6917082 ___________________________________________ PETITE DRESSES - Size 8 Petite, pretty; like new; barely worn; various designers: 10.00 each. 412-691-7082 ___________________________________________ CERAMIC WASH BOWL - with Pitcher; 20.00. 412-6917082 ___________________________________________ UPMC COLORED AND PRINTED - Large/ XL, 6 at $8 each. 412-884-3495 ___________________________________________ REAR TINE TILLER - Troybuilt Pony. Runs great. $275 Mantis tiller. Runs great. $100. Call 724-929-3161. ___________________________________________ CHIWEENIE PUPPIES - 4 girls 1 boy ready to go to good home asking 350.00 very playful they are a small dogs. Please call or text me at 412-973-7238, Charleroi. ___________________________________________ GOLDEN POWER LIFT CHAIR – New, used 1 month Brown leather like material made in Valley Forge Pa. Purchased at McKnight Medical. Paid $680 asking $425 OBO. 412-3033907 ___________________________________________

BASEBALL GLOVE - Right Handed. Excellent Condition $10. Call 724-684-5531. ___________________________________________ FLOOR MATS - for Vintage Lincoln Continental. Front and Back. $50. Call 724-684-5531. ___________________________________________ GARAGE SALE – Sat, September 7, from 9a -2p. Furniture, Entire Contents of House. 21 Bove Lane, Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville. ___________________________________________ FLOREFFE COMMUNITY YARD SALE - (section of Jefferson Hills), September 14 and 15, 8am – 2pm. We’ve got something for everyone, come treasure hunt in Floreffe for the day! ___________________________________________ EW CLIMBER TREESTAND - Loggy Bayou, with full body safety strap, $450 value, asking $150. 412-302-6724 ___________________________________________ MOVING SALE ITEMS – Dining Room 9 pc mahogany, rug, couches, chairs, trundle bed, frames, appliances etc. 724348-5487 ___________________________________________ JAYCO JAY FLIGHT - 24RBS, 2018, 28 foot, 1 Slide, NonSmoker, No Pets, Inspected 2020, Used Once. $15,500 or Make Offer. 412-831-3275. Bethel Park ___________________________________________ GENERATOR - Husky 3750 Watt portable. Like new. Has 30 amp 120V/240V receptacle and (2) 20 amp 120V receptacles. $230. 724-941-1728 ___________________________________________ CHESS BOARD - Drueke Model 62 - 18" x 18" with 1 3/4" squares. Brand new. Walnut and maple squares, renowned

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manufacturer. $75. 724-941-1728 ___________________________________________ RIFLE AMMO - .300 Savage. 25 rounds, 150 and 180 grain. $20. 724-941-1728 ___________________________________________ ORIGINAL 50'S BUFFALO SKINNER KNIFE - #48 by Solingen Germany. 8" blade and 13.5" overall with original leather sheath. $65. 724-941-1728 ___________________________________________ SPORTS MEMORABILIA COLLECTION - Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Celtics, general sports. Glassware, photos, newpapers, magazines, pennants and much more. Will sell all or individually, can email detailed list. 724-941-1728 ___________________________________________ CRAFTSMAN 5 1/2" SAW DOUBLE - insulated $10. 724938-8482 ___________________________________________ CRAFTSMAN AUTO-SCROLLER SAW - 1 inch stroke-multispeed. $5. 724-938-8482 ___________________________________________ GARAGE SALE – Saturday, Sept 7. 9A – 3P. 3-family. 225 Bonnie Street, Clair Manor, Rostraver Township. Baby and misses clothing, tools, kitchen pans, 42 Dr. Seuess books, toys and more. ___________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Cemetery. $425. 724-872-0721. If no answer, Leave message. ___________________________________________ TRAILER – 4’ x 8’ metal floor and sides, some wood. 2” ball – gross weight 300 LBS, Green, has title. $400 or best offer. 412-200-0449 ___________________________________________

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES WANTED The MESSENGER is the premier community newspaper in the South Hills and Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh. We are a free, monthly publication seeking to expand our coverage, and grow existing territories. The MESSENGER is looking to add experienced Sales Representatives to our growing team of professionals. Candidates should possess: Strong sales and/or customer service skills, ability to offer clients advice on ad content and design, handle several projects at once, work on a deadline, familiarity with Mon Valley area, reliable transportation, flexible schedule, computer with internet access and a personable, friendly attitude. Preferred candidates will possess: Prior newspaper or media experience, good communication and presentation skills and be motivated, determined and persistent. Interested applicants should email us at dhaniford@messengerpaper.com with a resume and cover letter, or mail to P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.


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TRAILER – 4’x4’, white has end gate and sides with 1 7/8” tongue. Title also. $300 or best offer. 412-200-0449 ___________________________________________ WOOD / COAL BURNING STOVE – Consolidated Dutchwest, burns 18” logs. 400 LBS. Have all instructions and many extras. $500. 724-863-3551 ___________________________________________ BOSE STEREO SPEAKER – one(1) left side only. 301 series 3. Drivers and cabinet in good condition. Works fine. Light wood vinyl wrap on cabinet. $55. 412-835-6235 ___________________________________________ GOLF CLUBS AND BAG – 13 assorted clubs, great condition. $150 or best offer. 412-461-0295 ___________________________________________ BABY CHANGING TABLE – Eddie Bauer, Langley, White, solid wood, 2 shelves, excellent cond. $50. 724-348-5453 ___________________________________________ DOG PEN – Holds five(5) dogs. 9-ft wide x 13-ft long x 3-ft high. Shingled roof, insulated, siding. Costs over $3,000. Selling for only $500. 724-366-9524 ___________________________________________ SNOWBLOWER – Toro Snowhound, 20” antique. Works. $75. 412-384-4531 ___________________________________________ EXERCISER – Gazelle Glider. $50. 412-384-4531 ___________________________________________ GOLF BAG – Spalding, white, leather. $50. 412-384-4531 ___________________________________________ NEWEL POST – for stairs (3). 412-384-4531 ___________________________________________ ICE HOCKEY SKATES – Men’s, Bauer Pro Panther, Size 10.5 $50. 412-384-4531 ___________________________________________ RED SIDEWALK BRICKS – Approx 350. Best Offer. 724565-5163 ___________________________________________ DROP SPREADER – Sears brand. 20” with manual. $10. 412-884-0886 ___________________________________________ WOMAN’S RAINCOAT – Fleet Street, size 10, long length, pretty blue, new with tags still on. $20. 412-884-0886 ___________________________________________ WOMEN”S SKIRTS – Romantic florals, bold prints, or nautical patterns that look new. Medium and large sizes only. $4.99 each. Buy 5 get a free skirt hanger. 412-884-0886 ___________________________________________ MENS WORK SHOES – Size 9.5, tan colored, Route 66, never worn. $10. 412-884-0886 ___________________________________________ EARRINGS – Silver pineapple shaped. From Christopher and Banks, pierced, never worn. Only $4.98. 412-884-0886 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY / BURIAL – Woodruff Cemetery in Canonsburg. 2 grave spaces in premium area. 2 vaults, 2 openings and closings, 1 coral granite flush monument, 2 bronze name plates. $6,500. 724-310-3330 ___________________________________________ PICKET FENCE WINDOW BOX – Set. Large, designer, new, expensive. $40. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please leave message. ___________________________________________ GARGEN WASTE POP UP – Large, never used. In original wrap. $15. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please leave message. ___________________________________________ CAMPFIRE WOOD – 3 huge stacks, logged. $30 each. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please leave message. ___________________________________________ ENTRANCE FINIAL SET – Expensive, Martha Stewart, never used. $49. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please leave message. ___________________________________________ WOMENS DESIGNER CLOTHES – (60) pieces. New, smalls and mediums. .75-cents each. Rt. 51. 412-819-7623. Please leave message. ___________________________________________ GUITAR GRETSCH – Bigsby Arm, brand new, blue. $750. 412-485-9490. ___________________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS TUXEDO FOR SALE – Tuxedo coat and flat front trousers – 42R, Tux white shirt 17-17.5, 34/35, black bow tie, pocket square, cummerbund, basic stud set, formal tie, plain shoes 11.5 W, garmet bag. $75. 412-884-6815 ___________________________________________ DARK WALNUT DESK – with pull out computer drawer, storage both sides, 2 drawers. 65” long, 30” high, 29” wide. $75. 412-884-6815. ___________________________________________ BLACK COWBOY HAT – Clint Black Collection by Bailey, USA. Size 7 3/8 in original box. Excellent cond. $90. 724-7375761 ___________________________________________ YOUTH BED – Complete. $75 or best offer. 724-929-8074 ___________________________________________ FULL SIZE QUILT – and 2 shams. White background, yellow flowers. Exc cond. $20. Fayette City Area. 724-326-4276. ___________________________________________ CHILDS ROCKING HORSE – Soft saddle and fur, whinnies and clops and moves head. $15. 724-929-8259 ___________________________________________ 33 1/3 RECORDS – 450, all perfect cond. All for $45. 724929-8259 ___________________________________________ 8 CURRIER & IVES – Collectible plates, Horsemen & Women only, (Horse finding its identity) – beautiful stories on back. $15. 724-929-8259 ___________________________________________ CONCRETE SLABS - 22 good shape size 24x24/new $8.48 each steal @$125. 724-255-6639 ___________________________________________ ALUMINUM PAN WINDOW AWNINGS - removed very good condition (1) 48x34, (3) 44x24 (1) 55x24 New $4060 sacrifice $980 724-255-6639. ___________________________________________ BATHROOM VANITY - new in box 2 piece assembled 18x16x31 $75 724-255-6639 ___________________________________________ EXTENSION LADDER - 20 foot aluminum. $50. 724-2494288 ___________________________________________ OAK SOFA TABLE - coffee table, and end table. Lamp included. Good condition. $125. 724-249-4288 ___________________________________________ 2 COLEMAN SLEEPING BAGS – Model 8241-752. $30 each. 724-493-5103, or 724-929-5291 ___________________________________________ ANTIQUE COPPER WASHTUB - with wooden handles over 100 yrs olf; $90 or best offer. 412-279-3288 ___________________________________________ PFEIFFER BEER COVERED WAGON LAMP - brand new, unique, $125. 412-279-3288 ___________________________________________ VINTAGE TECHNICS SL-5200 TURNTABLE - Quartz direct drive for phase locked control. Has an audio technica at 3482p cartridge and good stylus. Also includes dust cover, no cracks. Automatic tone arm return. Extra new stylus and manual included. Just serviced! $275. 724-929-4975 ___________________________________________ TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI84 PLUS - Silver Edition. Excellent condition, $90. 412-736-6223 ___________________________________________ BLACK COACH PURSE, over the shoulder, short strap. Excellent condition, 11" long by 5 1/2" wide, silver clasp...asking $75.00. 412-302-8399 ___________________________________________ WERNER EXTENSION LADDER - model #D6224-2; 24 ft total length; heavy duty for professional use; good condition $130. 724-348-6994. ___________________________________________ SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL SWIMSUIT EDITIONS 33 issues from 1981. Most copies have mailing labels. $160. 724-941-1728 ___________________________________________

DORM REFRIGERATOR – Magic Chef, Used one year. $55. 412-653-6758 ___________________________________________ GUN CABINET – Solid wood. Holds 10 rifles. Glass front. $85. 724-513-9697 ___________________________________________ ANTIQUE CABINET – “Hoosier Style”, By Keystone White Cabinet – Littlestown, PA. Circa 1920, Art Deco. $450. 412384-4374 ___________________________________________ CAMP STOVE – 2 propane burners, 180 square inch cooking area. $25. 412-884-0886 ___________________________________________

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FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 ___________________________________________ U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385 ___________________________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-9797050 or home 724-348-6203. ___________________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! - Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy 1980’s Basketball. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-7602291. ___________________________________________ OLD POSTAGE STAMPS – Mint, used, foreign, American, albums. Call Alan – 724-941-5747 ___________________________________________ OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724.782.0539 ___________________________________________ SEALED WHISKY/BOURBON. Cash paid for sealed vintage Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Whisky. Call/Text 614-499-6589 ___________________________________________ OLD BOTTLES WANTED - Long Time Collector, Looking For Antique Bottles. Whiskey, Medical, Beer, Drug Store, Etc., Advertising Signs. Please Call Dave at 412-977-6496. ___________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800’s to 1970’s. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-9972943. ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

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ARTISTS, CRAFTERS AND VENDORS WANTED - for Greenock Log House Days Saturday, Sept. 28 in Elizabeth HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 dcheplic@ gmail.com. Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand montages.com. Facebook: www.facebook. com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

September 2019 Township. $25 for 10' by 10’, rain or shine. Call 412-8078452. Registration application on Facebook at Greenock Log House. ___________________________________________ DRUMMERS WANTED - The South Hills Community Concert Band needs drummers. We play marches, broadway music, movie music and more. We perform at assisted living communities, nursing homes and other facilities. All rehearsals and concerts are on Mondays nights from September through June. See our website www.southhillscommunityband.com. Contact Tim Teres, band president, at 412-835-0472. ___________________________________________ BUY - Honda, Lawn Boy, Stihl and Echo. 724-745-6489 WE ____________________________________________ EARTHLINK HIGH SPEED INTERNET. As Low As $14.95/month (for the first 3 months.) Reliable High Speed Fiber Optic Technology. Stream Videos, Music and More! Call Earthlink Today 1-855-520-7938 ____________________________________________ BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR. We want to Read Your Book! Dorrance Publishing-Trusted by Authors Since 1920 Book manuscript submissions currently being reviewed. Comprehensive Services: Consultation, Production, Promotion and Distribution Call for Your Free Author’s Guide 1-877-626-2213 ____________________________________________ $$OLD GUITARS & AMPS WANTED$$ GIBSON • FENDER • MARTIN. ALL BRANDS. TOP DOLLAR PAID. CALL TOLL FREE 1866-433-8277 ____________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? Asbestos exposure in industrial, construction, manufacturing jobs, or military may be the cause. Family in the home were also exposed. Call 1-866-795-3684 or email cancer@breakinginjurynews.com. $30 billion is set aside for asbestos victims with cancer. Valuable settlement monies may not____________________________________________ require filing a lawsuit. GENERIC VIAGRA AND CIALIS! 100 Pills $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. 24/7 CALL NOW! 888-889-5515 ____________________________________________ HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800-426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING! ____________________________________________ CROSS COUNTRY MOVING, Long distance Moving Company, out of state move $799 Long Distance Movers. Get Free quote on____________________________________________ your Long distance move 1-800-511-2181 CALL EMPIRE TODAY® to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on____________________________________________ Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-800-508-2824 PUT ON YOUR TV EARS and hear TV with unmatched clarity. TV Ears Original were originally $129.95 - NOW WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER are only $59.95 with code MCB59! Call 1-855-9933188 ____________________________________________


September 2019 STAY IN YOUR HOME LONGER with an American Standard Walk-In Bathtub. Receive up to $1,500 off, including a free toilet, and a lifetime warranty on the tub and installation! Call us at 1844-374-0013 ____________________________________________ AT&T INTERNET. Get More For Your High-Speed Internet Thing. Starting at $40/month w/12-mo agmt. Includes 1 TB of data per month. Ask us how to bundle and SAVE! Geo & svc restrictions apply. Call us today 1-833-707-0984 ____________________________________________ SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY! TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed No contract or commitment. More Channels. Faster Internet. Unlimited Voice. Call 1-855-652-9304 ____________________________________________ DISH TV $59.99 - FOR 190 Channels + $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installation, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply. 1-855-270-5098. ____________________________________________

------------ NOTICES-------GARAGE SALE –Sat, September 7, from 9a -2p. Furniture, Entire Contents of House. 21 Bove Lane, Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville. ____________________________________________ GARAGE SALE – Saturday, Sept 7. 9A – 3P. 3-family. 225 Bonnie Street, Clair Manor, Rostraver Township. Baby and misses clothing, tools, kitchen pans, 42 Dr. Seuess books, toys and more. ____________________________________________ FLOREFFE COMMUNITY YARD SALE - (section of Jefferson Hills), September 14 and 15, 8am – 2pm. We’ve got something for____________________________________________ everyone, come treasure hunt in Floreffe for the day! ARTISTS, CRAFTERS AND VENDORS WANTED - for Greenock Log House Days Saturday, Sept. 28 in Elizabeth Township. $25 for 10' by 10’, rain or shine. Call 412-807-8452. Registration application on Facebook at Greenock Log House. ____________________________________________ DRUMMERS WANTED - The South Hills Community Concert Band needs drummers. We play marches, broadway music, movie music and more. We perform at assisted living communities, nursing homes and other facilities. All rehearsals and concerts are on Mondays nights from September through June. See our website www.southhillscommunityband.com. Contact Tim Teres, band president, at 412-835-0472. ____________________________________________ SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. ____________________________________________

------------ PETS -------CHIWEENIE PUPPIES - 4 girls 1 boy ready to go to good home asking 350.00 very playful they are a small dogs. Please call or text me at 412-973-7238, Charleroi. ____________________________________________ PET CRATES – Small and Medium. $20 each. 630-220-9155 ____________________________________________ TRACTOR SUPPLY DOG HOUSE - and crate for large dog. $100. 724-518-1891. ____________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-9415737. ____________________________________________ DOG PEN – Holds five(5) dogs. 9-ft wide x 13-ft long x 3-ft high. Shingled roof, insulated, siding. Costs ____________________________________________

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CLASSIFIEDS ------------ REAL ESTATE -------NEW "PACKAGE" SHOW HOME! - Direct from factory show. BIG 1,600 sq ft ranch. Total drywall pkg, granite countertops, 40x60 "agile" shower highlights spectacular Master Bath. Special lighting pkg. You'll love this home - great looks plus every option. Compare anywhere $105,500 Riverview Homes - Rte 21 Carmichaels (724) 966-5056. ____________________________________________ NORTH MYRTLE BEACH TIMESHARE - Links Golf & Racquet Club. Deeded Property, Week 23, usually the second week in June. 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, with full kitchen. 1 mile from the beach. Pool & Recreation Areas. $5,000. haight94@yahoo.com ____________________________________________ DONORA - 2 bedroom house, semi-furnished, HUD ok. 724413-1223 ____________________________________________ CEMETERY / BURIAL – Woodruff Cemetery in Canonsburg. 2 grave spaces in premium area. 2 vaults, 2 openings and closings, 1 coral granite flush monument, 2 bronze name plates. $6,500. 724-310-3330 ____________________________________________ CEMETERY LOTS – Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. 4 lots. Garden of the Cross. $2,000 OBO. 412-384-4374 ____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL CEMETERY - (Donora). 4 lots @ $500 each, and 2 vaults @ $500 each. Transfer of deed included. 724-747-9030 or 1-843-215-8909. If no answer – pls leave message. ____________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT – Monongahela Valley Memorial Cemetery.

$425. 724-872-0721. If no answer, please leave message. ____________________________________________ OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE - Heart of Finleyville. Few short minutes from RT 43. 2262 SF. Large reception area, small kitchenette, conf room, 3 powder rooms, fire proof safe concrete room, attic storage, alarm. Very clean, well maintained. Available immediately. Mike Podolinsky, Coldwell Banker: 724-942-1200 (O), 412-227-6432 (C) ____________________________________________ SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or online at____________________________________________ MACnetOnline.com WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ____________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------CONCRETE WORK -retaining walls, brick/block, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable, 412-889-5035 ____________________________________________ CLEANING SERVICES - J & L Cleaning Services is here to help with your daily cleaning chores. Weekly, bi-weekly, etc. Estate Clean-Outs. Residential & Commercial. Fully insured. Servicing South Hills, Allegheny & Washington Counties. Free Estimates. Call today!! 724-747-0793 ____________________________________________ CLEANING SERVICE - Reliable Cleaning Service Residential & Commercial Businesses by Tracy 724-261-7378. Laundry, Food Preparation (Cooking) also available. ____________________________________________ SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in

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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.

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 15)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the West Newton Community Festival? In what community did Cornerstone Care open a new office? What new business recently opened in Belle Vernon? 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!

MARY SEGHI – Finleyville • BILL BUZALKA - West Elizabeth


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