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CCAC South Campus to Host Free Seminar on Piloting Drones in November The Community College of Allegheny County will host a free seminar on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones. Designed for novices to enthusiasts, ‘An Intro to Part 107: What it Takes to Become & Operate as a Remote Pilot’ will enable attendees to discover drones for the first time, as well as prepare them to become FAA-certified remote pilots. The seminar will be held at CCAC South Campus on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room G–404. Made possible by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), this seminar offers a comprehensive introduction to drones, which are starting to revolutionize how companies do business and are one of the fastest growing segments of aviation. There were more than 13,000 remote pilot certificate applications submitted during the first month of the FAA program. Certified flight instructors will present the material in a fun, interactive way and will cover in-depth topics ranging from regulations and airspace to weather and emergencies. Attendees will be able to ask questions regarding remote pilot certification while meeting local instructors and gaining a connection to the aviation community. Preregistration is encouraged, as space is limited. To register for the seminar, click here or email Lori Paluti at lpaluti@ccac or call 412-469-4309 or 412-519-3956. For more information, go to hangar.aopa.org/events/item/86/603.

MVRCC Annual Chamber Event Recognizes Local Businesses Page 34

Monongahela Valley Hospital Welcomes New Emergency Dept. Director Page 43

Smithton American Legion Post #790 Recognized as 100% Renewal Membership Post

Len Dulik, the Commander of the 31st District American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, presented the department with 100% membership renewal pins to post representatives at a district meeting held at Post 128, Bolivar, PA, on September 13, 2017. Pictured above (l-r) are post representatives/Commanders: John Kovac, Post 128, Bolivar; Charles Yerick, Post 858, Export; Len Dulik, Commander of the 31st District American Legion; Robert Prah, Post 790, Smithton; Lori Palmer, Post 18, Slickville. (Photo credit: Dalton Smith, Post 401, West Newton)


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Rotary Club of Bethel Park Benefit Spaghetti Dinner Scheduled for October 21st By eating good food, you can help provide scholarships to local high school seniors, provide dictionaries, help orphaned girls in Kenya who lost their parents to AIDS, provide a spelling bee for 3rd graders, and so much more. Just purchase a ticket to the annual spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bethel Park. All funds go to charities from here to Africa. This year’s dinner is Saturday, October 21. Eat-in hours are 2-7 p.m. Drivethrough hours are noon-7 p.m. at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Food is provided by Pasta Too, 2017 Rotary Club of Bethel Park Bethel Bakery, and Armstrong’s. Tickets can be purchased by calling 412-831- Scholarship winners, Bethel Park seniors Jessica Viehman (left) and Emily Cowser. 9424 or at the door. Full meal tickets, including dessert, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 4-10 years. Businesses can order deliveries for their employees (10 minimum) to be delivered between noon and 1:30 p.m. Call 412-608-2672 to order business deliveries. A raffle with a prize of $1,000 and a silent auction with many great prizes available as well. For more information call 412-831-9424.

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Charleroi Area Historical Society Welcomes Vice President of National Duncan Glass Society of Washington County on October 16th Historical Societies, glassware enthusiasts, and other interested residents of Washington County and the Mon Valley are cordially invited to attend the October 16 program meeting of the Charleroi Area Historical Society. With Charleroi's own rich history of glassware-making, we are excited to have Jerry Cooper of the National Duncan Glass Society as our guest speaker. He is the vice president of the local chapter. Jerry will share the history of the George Duncan and Sons Glass Company. Mr. Duncan was a partner with Daniel C. Ripley from 1865 until Mr. Ripley's death in 1873. Mr. Duncan bought the company and renamed it George Duncan and Sons. They produced table- and barware at 10th and Carson Street in Pittsburgh until 1893 when the factory burned down. The heirs of Mr. Duncan then relocated to Washington, PA and built a new factory, remaining open until its closing in 1955. Jerry will be bringing examples of the glass produced. Those planning to attend the evening's program and have pieces of Duncan glassware are encouraged to bring them for all to see and admire. CAHS, Inc. holds program meetings on the third Monday evening of the month, March through October in Riverside Place, 303 Chamber Plaza in the SPHS building. Light refreshments are always served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Society headquarters, the historic Gaoziou Print Shop at 724-483-4961. $BSSZPVUPS%FMJWFSZt%BZTB8FFL

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SPAGHETTI BENEFIT DINNER – 27 p.m. Donora Social Hall. Tickets can be purchased at Ringgold Schools. Ringgold teacher Jan Zenobi is currently undergoing treatment to fight a breast cancer diagnosis. Join us to support Jan in her fight! For more info or to make a monetary donation, contact Cindy Brice at 724-379-5087.

NEW CASH BINGO - Sundays at Bunola Volunteer Fire Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m. Games start at 5 p.m. All paper. $15 to get in door, stamp $1. The more people, the bigger payout. We will have rip-opens, tips. As always, kitchen is open during bingo.

WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. No bingo October 31.

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30th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL Cecil Park, Cecil, PA. For more info, visit ceciltownship-pa.gov.

SPAGHETTI DINNER - 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. New Eagle Social Hall. Dinner options include: spaghetti with meatballs, meatball hoagie, sausage and peppers. Dinners include salad, dessert & drink. Only the spaghetti dinner includes bread and butter. Adults - $8; Children 10 to 4: $5; Children 3 & under eat free. Benefits the Monongahela Area Library.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS PRESENTATION - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. Presentation by Susan Bowers from the Monongahela Historical Society on the “Haunted Tales Along the Mon.” 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 info call, 412384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Guests are welcome to all meetings.

9th ANNUAL FIT FOR A CURE 5K RUN/WALK Tanger Outlets, Washington, PA. For more info: tangeroutlets.com/race. 23rd ANNUAL FALL CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Michael Church, Archangel Hall, Elizabeth Township. 50/50, Bake sale, Chinese auction, food and refreshments. For further info, call Betty at 412-3848502 or Lisa at 412-352-7497.

BALLROOM DANCING - The Lite Touch Band, White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $10 per person.

CAR CRUISE – 4-7 p.m. Schramm’s Farms and Orchards, 1002 Blank Rd. Jeannette. $5 registration fee, dash plaques and goodie bags to first 75 cars. Special music by DJ Matt Krause. For more info, call 724-744-7320.

OCTOBER 6 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4- 8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, the special is chicken parmesan over pasta, salad and rolls.

OCTOBER 7 ROCKTOBERFEST CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE CRUISE – 11 a.m. registration, Vine Street Park, West Newton. Hosted by Downtown West Newton Inc. $5 per vehicle, dash plaques given to the first 100 vehicles. DJ Glen Raymer and homemade food. Rain or shine. For more info, check out our website, Facebook page, or call the office at 724-872-0100.


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FALL FLEATIQUE ON THE MON – Monongahela. For more info: monongahelaareachamber.org. Chess Park and throughout Monongahela & New Eagle from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crafters and antique dealers, flea market vendors, food. Free parking and free admission. INDOOR FLEA MARKET – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Monongahela. Includes Halloween and Christmas decorations. New and used merchandise! Follow our signs from Fourth Street. Parking available in our lot. Food and beverages, too!

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Programs & Ev vents Register ffo or all evve ents at alleghenycountyy..us/parkprogr ro ra ams (unless otherwise noted))

Round Hill Park Fall Foliage Hike – Free! Saturday, October 14, 2:00-4:00 pm

OCTOBER 7 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BBQ – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the Fleatique on The Mon in the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot. Bring two or more pairs of gently used or new shoes, get $1 off price of food. COUNTRY FAIR – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Round Hill Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth. Flea market, silent auction, bake sale, country store, craft sales, kids games and activities, food, including chicken & biscuits dinner. Proceeds benefit our Missions Fund. For more info: 412-3845889, website www.roundhillchurch.org, www.facebook.com/RoundHillChurch. FLEA MARKET – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Rt. 51, Pleasant Hills. Will include raffles, a bake sale, and refreshments. Free parking and admission. For info: 412-884-5259. SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB 24TH ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW - 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Home Economics Building. Over 50 skilled crafters. Bake sale, raffles and a Chinese auction. Admission is FREE. Proceeds benefits the Club’s ongoing community activities. For mre information, contact Kathy at 412 833-1266 or spwc.craftshow@gmail.com for info.

FLEATIQUE – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info. COLONEL SCHOONMAKER’S BIRTHDAY BASH – Fundraiser dinner dance for Greater Monessen Historical Society. Jozwiak Hall in the St. Vincent DePaul Society building at 1701 Grand Blvd. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume from the time period of the Colonel’s life (1842-1927). Limited tickets are available by contacti WORK PARTY - SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – Monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact info@montourtrail.org for more info concerning the month’s maintenance activities. We will be looking for volunteers to install directional and mileage signs between Library and Clairton. The job will primarily require digging postholes.

South Park Basic Yoga Flow Thursdays, y , October 5-26,, 7:00-8:00 p pm m $30 for residents, $40 for non-residen nts

Full Moon Hike – Free! Friday, October 6, 9:00-11:00 pm

Hay Day at the Fairgrounds – Free! Saturday, October 7, 12:00 noon–4:00 pm

Guided Nature Hike – Free! Sunday October 8 Sunday, 8, 2:00-4:00 pm

Vermicomposting Workshop Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm $70 per person or $75 per couple Register at prc.org/programs/conserv vation-workshops

Park Ranger Campfire Program – Free! F Friday, October 20, 7:00-9:00 pm

Fall Foliage Hike – Free! Sunday, October 22, 2:00-4:00 pm

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Owl Prowl $5 per person, children under 4 are free Sunday, October 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

White Oak Park Against the Machine Fitness Saturdays, October 7-28, 9:00-10:00 am m $30 for residents, $38 for non-residen nts

Fall Foliage Hike – Free! Sunday, October 15, 2:00-4:00 pm

Campfire Ghost Stories – Free! Sunday, October 15, 7:00 pm


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GREAT HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP - Peters Township Public Library, McMurray. For more info: ptlibrary.org

HICKORY APPLE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Info: hickoryapplefest.com. Mt. Pleasant Twp. VFD, Hickory. Take a bite out of lots of apple treats, including apple dumplings, caramel apples, apple butter, apple pies, apple crisp and lots more. Come enjoy our pancake breakfast, stone oven-baked bread, roasted chicken and funnel cakes. We have a full lineup of live entertainment on 2 stages, plus visit with “That Guy with the Birds.” Lots of homemade crafts and fun kids’ activities. Free admission & free shuttle buses.

BALLROOM DANCING – 8 p.m. The Wally Merriman Trio, White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $10 per person.

OCTOBER 8 SUPER BINGO - Doors open at 11 a.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $25 per person.

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

CRAFT VENDER SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road. Crafters and vendors still needed. Concessions. Visit http://www.brentwoodpc.org/ for an application. HALLOWEEN DRAG QUEEN BINGO - Doors open at 5 p.m. Start at 7 p.m. Monessen Fire Department Social Hall. $20 tickets includes entertainment and 8 games of regular bingo. Proceeds benefit the Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship. To purchase your tickets and for more about us, go to www.dlmscholarship.com

OCTOBER 9-10 CAKE DONUT SALE – St. Damien Parish of Monongahela will be making delicious cake donuts for sale. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or sold out and Sunday: 8:30-12 p.m. or sold out. $8 per dozen. Questions? Call Carol 412-600-5344.

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OLDIES DANCE – 8 p.m. by Mike and Candy. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person.

SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING – 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on silver coins. A 50/50 will be offered and kids’ prizes are to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more info call 724-984-6611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional info concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact info, may be obtained on the Trail website: www.montourtrail.org. Questions? Visit info@montourtrail.org.


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OCTOBER 13 DANCE THROUGH THE DECADES - 6-7:30 p.m. hosted by the Mon Valley YMCA to help support the 2017 Monongahela Valley Hospital/Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk. Participants will work out to music from the ‘50s through present day, led by fitness instructors. FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS – Ghostbusters (PG), Peterswood Park Amphitheater, Venetia, PA. Info: peterstownship.com. LINE DANCING - Instruction at 7 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person.

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DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu stuffed pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad and rolls will be the special! PAINT N’ DIP HALLOWEEN PAINTING – 6-8 p.m. Paint n’ Sip. We will supply the dip; bring your own nonalcoholic soft drink. $25 per person. RSVP by October 6. Costume optional. Open to the community! Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela. Call 724483-8077 or for more information, go to www.monvalleyymca.org. CONCERT - "NEW BREED" Slovene National Benefit Society (SNPJ), Oct 13 from 7 PM - 10:30. Come out and hear some great music and meet some nice people. For more info, call Tom at 724-503-2031.

OCTOBER 13 - 14 GHOST WALKS - Chess Park, Monongahela, PA. For more info: monongahelahistoricalsociety.com.

OCTOBER 12 - 14 BOOK SALE – Thursday: 6-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Park Township Community Center, 2575 Brownsville Road, All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library. Visit www.southparklibrary.org/spfriends.htm. Saturday is the ever-popular “$5-A-Bag-Day” where “Friends” provide the bag for your choice of anything at the sale.

OCTOBER 13 – 15 HOUSTON PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Houston American Legion Post #902, picnic grounds, Houston. Visit houstonpumpkinfestival.net for info.

OCTOBER 14 FALL / CHRISTMAS VENDOR & CRAFT SHOW - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, Belle Vernon. Bake sale, chinese auction, food and refreshments. For more info contact: Jannine Blacka at 724-929-4922 or Colleen Ress at 724-326-4170. OLDIES DANCE – 8 p.m. by Mike and Candy. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person. COMEDY SHOW AND DINNER – Doors open at 6 p.m. hosted by Gill Hall VFC. BYOB, 21 and over. $35 ticket includes dinner, beer, and show with emcee Ray Zawodni and comedians Terry

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McNeely and Chuck Mignanelli. Contact any Gill Hall VFC member or Patti Felix at 412-655-9285 for tickets.

COSTUME CANOE & KAYAK RACE - Clarksville, PA. For more information, visit mariannaoutdoors.com.

“DOUBLE TROUBLE” BY THE WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – 8 p.m. Trinity High School, Washington, PA. For more info: washsym.org. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased online at washsym.org, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS, or at the following locations: Citizens Library, the Peters Township Public Library, and the WSO Office at 11 South College Street in Washington (WSO Office by appointment only).

FALL FLEA MARKET – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Castle Shannon Library. 20+ tables to shop from, refreshments, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Support the Friends and the Library!

MONTOUR TRAIL PENNY DAY – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Trail users are asked to bring their pennies (and a few dollars) that day to help support the Friends and help maintain the Montour Trail. Collection locations have been set up along the trail at Clairton, Gill Hall Road, and at Brownsville Road Extension, South Park Twp. Signs are located at all three locations. Visit www.montourtrail.org for info. 14th ANNUAL MVH/LOIS ORANGE DUCOEUR BREAST CANCER WALK - Charleroi Market House, Charleroi. Visit monvalleyhospital.com for more info.

OCTOBER 14 STAR PARTY - Mingo Creek Park Observatory, Finleyville. For more info: 3ap.org.

OCTOBER 14 - 15 FRIENDS OF FAMILY HOSPICE TREASURE SALE - Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Hospice & Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon. Huge sale of quality goods: furniture, housewares, china, glassware, jewelry, artwork, holiday decor, sports items, handyman items, toys, books. Proceeds benefit Family Hospice patients & families. For info, call 412-572-8812.

OCTOBER 14 OLDIES DANCE - 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission: $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info, call 724-984-6611.


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CHILDREN’S HARVEST FESTIVAL - The Oliver Miller Homestead in Allegheny County’s South Park will celebrate from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be hands-on crafts for children, toys, games, sack races, apple bobbing, cider making, and country dancing. The Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Dr. off of Corrigan Drive. $2 admission. All welcome. ANNUAL PENNY BINGO – 1-4 p.m. Fr Leger Hall/Madonna Cafeteria, 731 Chess St. Monongahela. Sponsored by The Columbiettes of St. Damien’s Parish. $15 admission includes lunch, bingo games, door prizes and more. Basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, lottery tree additional. To reserve tickets or for more info, call Irene at 724-258-8634. Tickets are also available at the door. Lots of fun for all. Proceeds benefit local charities.

CEMENT CITY HOME AND WALKING TOUR - Donora Historical Society, Donora, PA. For more information, visit the website donorahistoricalsociety.org.

STEELERS PASTA DINNER - 12-6 p.m. 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola. $8 for ages 3 and up; free for kids under 3. Dinner includes pasta, salad, bread, meatball, dessert, drinks: ice tea, lemonade, coffee, water. Extra pop-$1. Extra meatball$1. Eat in or take out. 412-384-9940. MON VALLEY COIN CLUB MEETING – 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. Members and public invited. Program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. 50/50 will be offered and prizes for kids will be awarded. For more info call 724-984-6611. BUNOLA PRIZE BINGO – 7 p.m. Bunola Volunteer Fire Hall. $15 to get in, Stamp: $1. Rip-opens and tips. As always, kitchen is open!

IS BARIATRIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? Thursday, Oct.12, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

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

Reservations required, 724-258-1333 MM/AB-MVM/9-17

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PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB - 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program “Welcome to My Garden” will be a PowerPoint slide show of Garden Club members’ and friends’ gardens. Non-members are welcome. For more information, visit www:plsthillspagardnclub.com. BALLROOM DANCING – 8 p.m. Mikey Dee Band. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $10 per person.

OCTOBER 19 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Event speaker is Stan Olszewski, a senior care adviser who will speak on the options for senior living. Cost: $8, payable at the door. RSVP at 412-6552000.

MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - meets every third Thursday, 7 p.m. Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Ave in Monessen. Everyone is welcome.

OCTOBER 20 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, chicken Romano, baked potato, salad and rolls will be our special. FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

OCTOBER 21 AUTUMNFEST IN THE PARK Saturday, Oct. 21. Palmer Park, Donora. 11:00 am until dusk. Sponsored by the Donora Autumnfest committee. Activ-


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OCTOBER 20-21 GHOSTS OF WASHINGTON HAUNTED HISTORY WALKING TOURS –The Bradford House Museum, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Costumed narrators will lead small groups around the Main and Maiden Streets vicinity while telling historic tales of the macabre and mysterious. Tours will leave from the garden of the museum, 175 South Main Street, Washington, every 2030 minutes and last about 45 minutes. Free parking is available on the street or in nearby city lots. Tickets: $10 per person and may be purchased at the event or in advance at www.bradfordhouse.org. Hot beverages, snacks, and souvenirs will be available. GHOST WALKS - Chess Park, Monongahela, PA. For more info: monongahelahistoricalsociety.com.

OCTOBER 21 HARVEST FESTIVAL - 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hamilton Presbyterian Church. This family-friendly, outdoor event boasts day-long stage entertainment, a petting zoo, a Children’s Zone with many activities, rows and rows of booths filled with homemade food, varied crafts, local businesses, jewelry, clothing, seasonal decor, and much more! Something will always be happening on stage! Join us for this fun-filled day on the church lawn across from Cool Springs 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. SPAGHETTI DINNER - 3:30pm – 6:30 p.m., Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St., Elizabeth. Spaghetti, salad, drink, & cake for dessert. Adults: $9, Children under 12: $4. For more info: 412384-8868.

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website active.com, link to Eric Hussey Memorial Run, or www.erichusseymemorialfund.com. $25 before 10/15, $30 after 10/15. Food, music, Chinese/raffle prizes. STEP-BY-STEP CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 275 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh. Over 25 vendors with handmade items such as cards, jewelry, paintings, poems, homemade baked goods, LuLaRoe, handmade soap, Airbrush items, and holiday wreaths. For more info: 412655-8677. BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER – 27 p.m. Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Food provided by Pasta Too, Bethel Bakery and Armstrong’s. Tickets can be purchased by calling 412831-9424 or at the door. Full meal tickets, including dessert, are $10 for adults, $5 for children, 4-10 years. Businesses can order deliveries for their employees (10 minimum) to be delivered between noon and 1:30 p.m. Call 412-608-2672 to order business deliveries. A raffle with a prize of $1,000 and a silent auction with many great prizes available as well. For more info call 412-831-9424. NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TRAIL – 13 p.m. 909 Sugar Run Rd. Eighty Four. Free event. Halloween walking trail, free candy, hayrides, games. Info: www.nottinghamtwp.com or 724-348-5622

OCTOBER 21 AUTUMNFEST IN THE PARK Saturday, Oct. 21. Palmer Park, Donora. 11:00 am until dusk. Sponsored by the Donora Autumnfest committee. Activities include: Chili Cook-off, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, food booths, craft booths, bingo, live entertainment, bonfire, and "Donora's Got Talent".

OCTOBER 22 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER - 3-6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each. TROUT STOCKING & VETERANS FISHING DAY - Marianna, PA. For more info: mariannaoutdoors.com. ERIC HUSSEY MEMORIAL 5K AND 1 MILE WALK – 10 a.m. Memorial run for Elizabeth Forward teen Eric Hussey, who was tragically killed in a car crash in June of 2016. Proceeds go the Eric Hussey Memorial Fund. To sign up: Go to the

STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY HALLOWEEN DANCE - 5- 9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 SR 51. Start getting your Halloween costume ready! Our Spooktacular Dance Instructor/DJ Mark Peters will be teaching a Cha-cha lesson at 5:30 p.m. Lots of dancing and fun after the lesson. Admission: $10. 50/50 and door prizes. Call Denise at 412-519-3559 for info.

OCTOBER 23 BALLROOM DANCING - The Lite Touch Band, White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $10 per person.

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CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call the church office at 724-9294696.

MONESSEN HALLOWEEN PARADE - 7 p.m. Parade starts at Parente Blvd. and Donner Ave. and finishes at the Mon Valley Emergency Medical Ambulance Station. Line-up time for marchers and floats is 6 to 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for people in costume of all ages, floats, and vehicles including fire trucks. Organized by Castle Blood. For more info, call 412-215-5635 or visit www.castleblood.com.

OCTOBER 25 WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. at the Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Society members and the general public are invited. Speaker is Clayton Kilgore, storyteller, historian, and blacksmith, who forges historic reproductions at his Old Plank Forge in Washington County. SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – 710 p.m. Hazel Kirk American Legion, Monongahela. For more info, call Geno at 724-592-5264 or 724-716-5718. HALLOWEEN PARADE – Monongahela. For more information, visit monongahelaareachamber.org.

OCTOBER 27 DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. The special is shrimp stuffed with crab meat, baked potato, salad and rolls. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - featuring “90 Minutes in Heaven” at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela. No charge, light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more info. LINE DANCING - Instruction at 7 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person. 2nd and 4th Friday of every month going forward.


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HALLOWEEN PARTY – 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Finleyville American Legion Post 613, 3537 Washington Ave., Finleyville, PA. Free and open to the public, must be 21. Come out and dance with DJ Johnny D. Best costume contest and bring your carved pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest. New members always welcome!

OCTOBER 28 OLDIES DANCE - 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission: $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info, call 724-984-6611. $5 OR LESS CHILDREN’S CLOTHING AND TOY RESALE EVENT - 92 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh. Shop for maternity wear, children’s clothes, Halloween costumes, toys, games, puzzles, and more! Baked goods

also available during the sale. For more info, call 412-655-2168 or Christina Handshue at 412-653-0910.

CHICKEN ‘N’ BISCUIT DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, 716 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills. Includes dessert, drinks. $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12; 5 and under are free. 412653-4797. SPAGHETTI DINNER - 3-6 p.m. Floreffe VFC Firemen’s Hall, 1540 State Street, (Floreffe Area), Jefferson Hills. Adults: $8. Age 8 & under: $4. Menu: spaghetti (homemade meat sauce & marinara sauce), salad, bread, drink & dessert. Carryout dinners available! Your Host: Ladies Auxiliary Floreffe VFC. Other tickets for purchase: 50/50 raffle & door prize! OLDIES DANCE – 8 p.m. by Mike and Candy. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak. $5 per person.

TRUNK OR TREAT IN MONESSEN – 5-7 p.m. Monessen City Park Walking Track. Sponsored by the Monessen Amphitheater Committee. The event will feature a costume contest for all ages, and best decorated vehicles. Individuals, families, and organizations are all encouraged to participate! Line up begins at 4 p.m. To register your vehicle, contact the Monessen Amphitheater Committee at monessenamphitheater@gmail.com. DINNER, MUSIC, DANCING - Epics Doo Wop will be performing at the Monongahela Elks. Performing live with music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person. Call 724-258-3370 or 412-3039791 or e-mail stanleyj10@comcasy.net for more info. ETHNIC FEST – 12-6 p.m. 36th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration, St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, Uniontown. Crafts, music, entrainment, folk dancing and singing, demonstrations, videos, displays and presentations. Pirohi, holubki, halushki, kolbasi and sauerkraut, nalesniki, soup, and more. No admission charge. Handicapped-accessible. For info, call 724-438-6027.

MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY PRAYER WALK/VIGIL – 9 a.m. starting from the parking lot for the First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Vigil: 7-11 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. Call 724-2587054 for more info. HALLO-BOO CASH BASH – St. Elizabeth Parish Gymnasium. Tickets are $35 each or $50 per couple and the opportunity to win over $10,000. Winners of the

prizes need not be present to win. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door at $35 each. With a Halloween theme, prizes will be awarded for the best male and female costumes, but costumes are optional. Dinner included, but BYOB. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets may be purchased at the school or parish offices. Call the school at 412- 881-2958 or the parish office at 412-882-8744 for more info. STAR PARTY - Mingo Creek Park Observatory, Finleyville. For more info: 3ap.org.

OCTOBER 29 VETERANS’ AND FIRST RESPONDERS’ TRIBUTE CONCERT – 2 p.m. Ringgold Middle School Auditorium, 6023 State Route 88 in Finleyville. The annual concert is a tribute to veterans and first responders. Free and open to the public. TRUNK-OR-TREAT - 6-7:30 p.m. Mingo Church, 561 Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville, near the intersection of Rt. 88. Rain or shine. Church members will be decorating their trunks and passing out treats. There will be games and voting for your favorite trunk. Children from the community are invited to come and join the fun with your Mingo neighbors, and don’t forget to dress up!

NOVEMBER 1 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The program for the upcoming meeting will be the annual auction. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities. For further info call, 412-384-3318 or 412655-4224. Guests are welcome.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Renames HealthPlex

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SEPTEMBER NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Final Centennial Anniversary Cement City Walking Tour For 2017

A workman installs the letters on the sign for the newly renamed Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex. The Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex sign is visible from Route 51 in Belle Vernon.

In the year since Monongahela Valley Hospital purchased the HealthPlex along Route 51 in Belle Vernon, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other skilled tradesman have been working diligently inside the building to expand and construct new physician offices. While the interior renovations will not be visible until later this fall when The Orthopedic Group moves into a larger suite and surgeons Chito M.Crudo, M.D.; Hiram Gonzalez, M.D.; and Arshad Bachelani, M.D., move from their North Belle Vernon location to the facility, the community saw the first true evidence of MVH’s ownership when a new sign identifying the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex was installed in front of the building. The Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex is one of the area’s most advanced, medically integrated health and fitness facilities in the region. It is one of the first medical malls which provides numerous clinical services, physician offices and health and fitness services under one roof. Services include the Center for Fitness and Health, MVH’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Occupational Medicine, HealthPLEX Imaging, Valley Outpatient Rehabilitation and Vale-U-Health as well as primary care, orthopedic, neurosurgery and women’s health physician offices.

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

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

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The second in a series of our seventh annual Cement City Home and Walking Tours will be scheduled for Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. and possibly Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m. if Sunday fills up. The tour will start at the museum with a photo, artifact and blueprint presentation on Donora’s National Historic District – Thomas Edison’s Cement City. The photos are from our Bruce Dreisbach glass plate negative collection and were taken during all phases of construction in 1916 and 1917. A walking and home tour follows. The tour concludes by touring the interiors at least two homes with rooms restored to the period. The cost is $12/person and space is limited. Please call or email to RSVP and your flexibility to attend either Sunday or Saturday.

Christmas Fundraiser The Donora Historical Society is now taking orders for Christmas wreaths, garland or roping, candy canes and crosses. The wreaths, candy canes and crosses 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. The candy canes and crosses are very full and sturdy and sell for $17. The garland or roping is made of long needle white pine, measure 30 feet and sell for $12. Call 724-379-5693 or 724-379-6999 to place your order by October 31. If delivery is not arranged, pickup will be at the Donora Smog Museum and Historical Society during Thanksgiving week – November 22, 24 and 25. Note: the prices above could be subject to a slight increase.

Seeking Link’s Dari Delight Photos and Stories This month, we are sending out a request regarding Link’s Dari Delight on McKean Avenue, opened in 1954. Inspired by a recent acquisition of a Link’s sign that once hung on the drive-in ice cream parlor and now hangs in the Smog Museum, we would like to learn more about the business. The original storefront still stands and has been occupied by various food-related businesses since its closing. We would be interested in photos that we can scan, memorabilia, and/or stories that tell the story of this popular Donora hangout.

Recent Group Visits The Air Quality program staff of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of Pennsylvania visited the Smog Museum to learn more about the history of the 1948 Smog. After a lunch at Duke's Café, DEP staff reciprocated by presenting information on the topographical, weather, and pollution conditions that caused the event and safeguards in place to prevent a repeat occurrence. Staff from Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation from Homestead also attended. The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) - Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle visited the Smog Museum to not only hold their quarterly meeting, but to view the photos that were most recently developed from 100-year-old glass plate negatives from a WCCF Hart Fund History Grant.

Additional Info If you have additional questions, stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment, email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, call 724-823-0364, visit us at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and like us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”


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Charleroi CityReach Church Among Many to Host Charleroi’s Day of Hope Zombies to Invade Monessen on October 21st with Zombie 5K

Pastor Gregg Anders and wife Joyce of Charleroi CityReach Church are to be commended for their outreach.

Iann Rock, age 4, of Charleroi, holds onto his balloon made for him by balloon artist Levona Lazzari of Monongahela.

By Jill Runfola Charleroi’s Day of Hope was held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and Charleroi CityReach Church, 1006 Fallowfield Ave., sponsored this day of giving. There were also area businesses and churches who helped sponsor the event. The Day of Hope took place at Charleroi Trustees Park from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CityReach Church Pastor Gregg Anders said, “The day is a day to provide hope to reach outside the church.” He, his family, and many volunteers worked to make the day worth all the efforts. The Day of Hope featured everything of the following for free: groceries, lunch provided by First Christian Church in Charleroi, clothes, haircuts, photos, job services, dental exams, and – on the more fun side - snow cones, entertainment provided by the band “His Royal Blood,” face-painting, and kid-zone activities. According to Pastor Anders, the third annual event had a budget of $10,000. He added that it took months to plan, and a year’s worth of fundraisers. Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Keefer said, “It is an awesome opportunity for the community to come together to help others with items and services that many might take for granted. CityReach does a great job of coordinating the activities and making the day fun for all.”

Jefferson Hills Democratic Party Sponsors Public Forum on Shale Gas Drilling Impacts The Jefferson Hills Democratic Party is sponsoring a public forum on the impact of shale gas drilling in our community on Monday, October 23, 2017. The forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the large community room adjacent to the Jefferson Hills Library. Representatives from community, environmental, and industry groups will participate in the discussion and answer residents' questions. Seating is limited, so priority will be given to residents of Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and West Elizabeth. For additional information, please contact the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party at jhdemocrats@gmail.com.

Calling all runners...and zombies! The Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Club is sponsoring a Zombie 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m. in Monessen City Park on Grand Boulevard in Monessen. Everyone who preregisters before Friday, September 29 will receive a Zombie 5K t-shirt. Participants can register as a runner/walker or as a zombie. As a zombie, you will be hidden throughout the race to surprise the runners/walkers in passing. Make-up will be included in this registration. Zombies are limited to the first 25 people. All other participants can get minimal zombie makeup work done from the talented students at Douglas Education Center at a cost between $5-10 (cash only). Registration is $25 per person. Registration also will be accepted the day of the event. Students and children under age 14 can preregister at a discounted rate of $15 with a valid student ID at Valley 1st Community FCU in Monessen. Students and children must be registered by September 29 to guarantee a t-shirt. Please register online at runsignup.com/Race/PA/Monessen/MonessenRostraverRotaryClubZombi5k. For those without access to a computer, registration forms are available at Valley 1st Community FCU in Monessen.

OCTOBER NEWS FROM THE MANTLE HOUSE MISSION Mantle House Mission, 132 S. Water Street, West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-1800. Mantle House Mission is a non-profit transitional home for homeless young adults, located across from the beautiful Yough River and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You’re Invited! Five Year Anniversary Celebration - October 6 & 7 We are celebrating five years of housing homeless young adults and the wonderful volunteers and donors that make it all happen. We will host a variety of vendors including those who sell jewelry, homemade soaps, essential oils, homemade décor and wreaths, skin care, crafts, etc. You will also hear live music from local bands and musicians, and the Lions Club will provide BBQ. Bring a chair and enjoy music on the Yough River. • October 6, 1-5 p.m. – Enjoy music, food, bake sale and sidewalk sale • October 7, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Enjoy Music, Lions Club food, bake sale, sidewalk sale, a variety of vendors, free children’s activities, and a fabulous Chinese auction!

Volunteer with Mantle Mission Volunteers are needed on a daily basis. The Mission’s needs are for all store functions, cleaning and organizing some items, repair, intake of items, etc. We are also in need of volunteers for events. We frequently require gift cards of various denominations for auctions, residents’ needs, and daily purchases of household items. Mantle House Mission appreciates the volunteers that come and those that supply offerings. For further information or questions, please contact Mantle House Mission at 724-872-1800 or mantlehousemission@yahoo.com or Facebook.


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Watchful Shepherd USA and Arthur Murray Dance Studios present ‘Dancing for a Cause’ on November 3rd Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA Schedule of Events: • Doors open at 6 p.m. • Food served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Competition begins at 7:30 p.m. • Dancing until 11:00 p.m.

CELEBRITY DANCERS TO DATE • Jason Capps, Owner/Chef, Bella Sera Catering Venue • Jennifer Scott, Business Development Specialist, Manor Care Health Services • Dina Clark, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Covestro • Ann Lewis-Hamer, Intake Coordinator/Community Liason, A Child’s Place • Ronald Arnoni, District Judge • Beau Berman, WTAETV Reporter • Ryan Saxe, Realtor, Keller Williams • Camera Bartolotta, PA State Senator

Stars will be out when local celebrities, hometown heroes and concerned citizens will gather to raise funds to help fight child abuse. The event will begin at 6 p.m., offering food, entertainment and dancing, with all proceeds from the event going to Watchful Shepherd USA and its mission to prevent child abuse. The main event is the dancing, which features celebrities teaming up with professional dance instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. “Dancing for a Cause” has the pizzazz of a floor show with the heart of a charity, the necessary ingredients for a successful fundraiser. It’s an evening full of fun! For tickets, go to www.watchful.org and click on the 'Dancing for a Cause' billboard banner.

Bethel Park Community Day and Car Cruise Bring Out the Crowds By Julie Kooser The Bethel Park Community Day, held on September 9, brought friends and neighbors together. Events kicked off with a parade to Bethel Park High School at 9 a.m. and the festival activities began at 10 a.m. in the high school parking lot. The event featured about 70 vendors selling black and orange gear, An overhead look at the Bethel Park serving delicious food including Community Day booths and rides. Bethel Park's Chick-fil-A, and hosting games for all ages. Several rides were set up for children, including a large inflatable slide and a kid-sized version of The Whip, found at Kennywood. Also set up at the school was the ‘Rev' Em Up for Kids’ Car Cruise. Vehicles from many different decades and in many different styles were displayed for car enthusiasts and spectators alike. Proceeds from the car cruise went to Bethel Park's recreational department to aid with youth sports and other recreational activities.

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Finleyville's Own ‘Lil Big Shots’ Earn Numerous Awards Lia and Rocky are owned and handled by instructor Joanne Kerfonta, who teaches canine agility at Camp Haven Kennels in Monongahela. Lia earned her TACh (teacup agility championship) tile at age three. Rocky has a double championship TACh 1 and 2 in teacup. Both dogs are now running AKC, and Rocky recently achieved an AKC Lifetime Achievement Certification, with a Masters Bronze Jumpers title. Joanne said, “I am so fortunate to have two little dogs with such big ambitious hearts.”

Monongahela Farmers’ Market Thanks Patrons for Successful 2017 Season The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is now over for the 2017 season. We want to thank all of our clients who came out to support us! The committee wants to thank Harden Farms, Simmons and Triple B Farms for always being there, even during the storms. Big thanks also go out to the vendors that consistently showed up this season: Aunt Kim's Jams and Relishes; Country Hammer Moonshine; Goodie Two Shoes English Tea Room; Holy Basil: Not your Typical Produce; Jimmy's Italian Ice; Lion's Club; Little City Coffee; Paddy Wagon Bakery; Plum Run Winery; and Sam's Gyros. Lastly, thank you to all of our sponsors - without you, this market wouldn't be possible. Sponsors include: The Big Fish Contracting Co; Chaney's Natural; Monongahela Valley Hospital; Behanna Auto & Tire; Ashcraft Storage; Italian Village Pizza; Lenzi Service Station; and Monongahela Animal Hospital. This season, we lost a very nice man, Homer Harden, from Harden Farms. We miss his smiling face. With the patronage we had this season, we have been able to donate money to the Harvey Hurricane Fund, Monongahela Fire Department, and the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department. We will be asking for vendors and sponsorships in January, so if you want to join our market as a vendor or sponsor or as entertainment, please contact us at 724-3282834.

Save the Date! Festival of American Arts & Crafts Scheduled for November 5 For the past 30 years, the Festival of American Arts & Crafts has presented an arts and crafts show offering handcrafted traditional, folk, and contemporary styles. This craft festival, scheduled for Sunday, November 5 at the Park Inn by Radisson, Uniontown, traditionally kicks off the holiday season. Once again, a grand collection of high-quality yet reasonably priced crafts are offered by 100 craftspeople from the tri-state area. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free door prizes donated by the craftspeople will be given away on the hour. Admission is $3.50; children 12 and under are free. For more information call 724-880-0881.


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Tribute Concert for Veterans and First Responders Planned by Greater Monongahela Area Community Band for October 29th Ringgold Middle School will host a band concert featuring the Greater Monongahela Area Community Band on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. in the Ringgold Middle School Auditorium. The annual concert is a tribute to veterans and first responders (firefighters, police officers, paramedics, doctors, and nurses). The school is located at 6023 State Route 88 in Finleyville, PA. The concert is free and open to the public.The Greater Monongahela Area Community Band was started by Rev. William Lytle during his years as a student at Ringgold High School. The band has presented concerts since 2000. This will be the 16th year that the musicians have performed this concert.

OCTOBER PETERS TOWNSHIP EVENTS AND SESSION CLASSES Registration begins October 16 for November/December class (6 weeks). Class information and registration can be found on our website at www.peterstownship.com after October 14. HAUNTED TRAIL XVII: ZOMBIE HOLLOW The park is infested with the living dead…Zombies are lurking in the dark forest waiting for their next meal. Who’s next? Dates: Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7 Time: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fee: $5 per person Location: Peterswood Park (next to the Recreation Center) HAUNTED TRAIL FOR KIDS! (AGES 8 AND UNDER) We welcome our brave little ghouls and goblins to arrive early and take a walk on our kid-friendly haunted trail. Prior to our big event this evening, kids and parents (a must) are invited to walk the trail, meet our spooky actors, and check out our scenes! The trail may be muddy; please wear appropriate footwear. Strollers are not recommended. Date: Saturday, October 7 Time: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Fee: $5 per person SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHT - GHOSTBUSTERS: THE MOVIE Date: Friday, October 13 Time: dusk Fee: FREE Location: Peterswood Park Outdoor Amphitheater Bring a blanket or chair. Fitzburgh Food Truck will be selling concessions. BUS TRIP: OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER Minimum 25 – Maximum 50 Celebrate the holiday season with a festive trip to Sugarcreek, Ohio. Enjoy a delicious family-style lunch at Dutch Valley and see “Our Christmas Dinner” musical at the Ohio Star Theater, where you will find out what happens when Christmas plans are interrupted by surprise guests and an unexpected snowstorm! Following the show, prepare for the holidays with a visit to a bakery, market, and gift shop. Date: Thursday, December 7 Time: Departure: 7:45 a.m. Return: 7:30 p.m. Fee: $120 (includes transportation, show, meal, taxes & driver gratuity) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 17

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Rostraver Woman's Club Hosts Guest Night, Prepares to Crown Pumpkin Queen at October 4th Meeting Come celebrate the fall season with the Rostraver Woman's Club on October 4! It's guest night – don’t forget to bring a friend! Please join us at Fells United Methodist Church, 1268 Fells Church Road, Belle Vernon, at 7 p.m. as we prepare to celebrate autumn at our annual guest night and enjoy some fun and laughter with the tastes of the season. We hope to see you there, as we will crown one of our members as the 2017 Pumpkin Queen. This is also the time to learn more about our club. RSVP by October 1 to Alice Bialon at 724-929-6122 or email rostraverwomansclub@gmail.com.

South Hills Friends Plans Penny Day Fundraiser on the Montour Trail for October 14th The South Hills Friends Penny Day fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trail users are asked to bring their pennies (and a few dollars) that day to help support the Friends and help maintain the Montour Trail. The primary source of funding for the South Hills Friends are This photo shows the sign at the Clairton Trailhead, reminding trail users of Penny Day, Saturday October 14. Similar donations made during signs are located at the Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills and this annual Penny Day Brownsville Extension, South Park donation locations. fundraiser event. Collection locations have been set up along the trail at Clairton, Gill Hall Road and at Brownsville Road Extension, South Park Twp. Signs are located at all three locations. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail website at www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to info@montourtrail.org.

BETHEL PARK SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM SET FOR OCTOBER 16 The Bethel Park Republican Committee and the Bethel Park Democratic Committee are sponsoring a School Board Candidate Forum on October 16, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 PM. The Forum will be held at the Bethel Park Municipal Building Council Chambers. Candidates for the Bethel Park School Board for 2017 Election on November 7, 2017 are: Cindy Buckley, Connie Ruhl, Russ Spicuzza, Pam Dobos and Kenneth Nagle. There are 5 candidates for 4 seats. Mark your calendars to attend this forum, and to get out and vote on November 7, 2017.


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West Newton Community Festival Pleases Crowds with Variety of Activities

West Newton held its annual community festival on the weekend of September 810. There was an ice cream barn, and a parade, led by the Mon Valley Leathernecks. Yough High School's marching band and majorettes entertained the crowds, and Missy McMaGrew provided face-painting services for little ones. Games were part of the event as well, with the Rostraver Lions hosting a chuck-aluck game booth. The event also hosted the band NETWORK for musical entertainment. All in all, the beautiful weather and fun-filled activities allowed everyone to have a great time!

Low-Cost Cat Spay and Neuter Clinics Scheduled for Fall Fall is coming on quickly, and so are fall litters of kittens. If you are feeding outside cats, you must spay and neuter them. Fix 'ur Cat spays, neuters, ear tips and vaccinates outside cats for the regular low price of $35. Thanks to the grant we recently received from the Petco Foundation, we can even offer every fourth cat for free! Pet cats are spayed and neutered for $45, which includes a spay/neuter and rabies vaccination - no ear tip. Please visit our website at Fixurcat.org for an application or call 724-405-7349 if you have questions. Clinics are held weekly.

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Annual Fishing Derby at Mingo Rod & Gun Club Provides Splish-Splashing Fun for All

Mingo Rod & Gun Club held their annual fishing derby on August 19, 2017 at Leoni Lake. All that attended had a great time. The club house is open Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Homemade Apple Dumplings for Sale in Clairton

“Regenerative Treatments in Orthopedics” Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, M.D. Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park 1551 Mayview Road Upper St. Clair, Pa 15241 Free event with light refreshments Putting your health first.

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Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road, Clairton is making dumplings! You may order your dumplings fresh and baked or unbaked and frozen (unbaked come with directions). Cost is $3/dumpling. Pickup date and time is Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No deliveries. To order your homemade apple dumplings, call 412-653-3222, option 3. LAST DATE TO ORDER: Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Trick-or-Treating for Adults Planned for October 21st by Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club Sponsored by the Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club, trick-or-treating for adults will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at dusk. It will be held at the Mounds in Monongahela, PA. This event is for adults only - nobody under the age of 21! Bring your flashlights! Also, there will be a Halloween costume contest with cash prizes awarded. There are many chances to win fabulous prizes! Donation is $10. Snacks/drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds from this fun-filled evening benefit the Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club. Call 724-258-2636 to purchase a ticket to participate! Tickets limited to the first 300 people.


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1st Annual Eric Hussey Memorial 5K and 1-Mile Walk Planned for October 21st on Yough Trail On Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. a memorial run is planned in memory of Elizabeth Forward teen Eric Hussey, who was tragically killed in a car crash in June of 2016. Proceeds go the Eric Hussey Memorial Fund. To read more about Eric's story go to the website www.erichusseymemorialfund.com. Registration and signup for the event is at 9:30 a.m. Long sleeved shirts will be given to those who preregister by October 10. Prizes include a 5K trophy to the 1st male/1st female and medals to the top two in the following age groups: 14 & under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 &over. Eric Hussey To sign up, go to active.com and find the link to the Eric Hussey Memorial Run, or visit the website www.erichusseymemorialfund.com. Cost is $25 before October 15 and $30 after October 15. Come bring the family and join us for a fun filled day on the Yough Trail/Boston Bridge. Food, music, Chinese auction/raffle prizes are included. Food provide by: Rich’s Parkside Den. Sponsored in part by Howard Hanna/Sandy Tokosh Agent and Planet Fitness.

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Divorce Workshop for Women Scheduled for November 3rd in Mt. Lebanon A divorce workshop for women is being held on Saturday, November 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. This 4-hour information-packed workshop is being taught by a family law attorney, a certified divorce financial analyst, and a therapist to address the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce. The workshop is an excellent supplement to professional advice and will help women to achieve optimum results while saving time and money. Individuals will gain important knowledge and resources that will inform, prepare and protect them as they gain a greater understanding of the divorce process. Cost to attend is $35 (materials fee) and pre-registration is necessary by Wednesday, November 1 to Donna at 724-493-9695.

Annual Fall Hoagie Sale by St. Francis Knights of Columbus Returns This October Super Italian hoagies will be on sale at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Finleyville off Route 88. Hoagies are fresh-made Saturday morning, October 14, with pick-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have them on hand for the Steelers game! These ‘Not your run-of-the-mill fundraiser hoagies’ are great for your football party. The 12-inch hoagies are handcrafted by The Knights of Columbus with their special combination of fixings in fresh buns, really loaded with meats and cheeses, and veggies packed separately. Orders will be taken in the church vestibule before and after all masses weekends of September 30 and October 1 and October 7 and 8, or call Mary at 724-348-7145 or Norma at 724-348-5797. They are a great deal at $9 each. All proceeds benefits charities supported by the Knights of Columbus.

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OCTOBER NEWS FROM THE SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY October Meeting The Society’s next meeting will be held on October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. “Strange Tales for an Autumn Night Part IV” with guest speaker Keith Bastianini is scheduled. All Society meetings are open to the public at no charge and light refreshments are served. Bring a friend and enjoy an interesting program.

Sleepy Hollow Clean-Up The fall clean-up of Sleepy Hollow has been scheduled by the Environmental Committee for Saturday, October 14. They will meet near the Girls Academy on Sleepy Hollow Road at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please call 412-833-8160.

2018 Enjoy Book The Enjoy Book is being sold again by the Society for $30 and will be available at the Society’s meetings. Anyone living in the South Park area can make arrangements for delivery of the Enjoy Book to their home by calling 412-8338160.

Society’s Book The Society’s book, titled “Historical Snowden Township/South Park Township,” is available for sale at the South Park Township Library for $20 (tax included). Books can also be ordered by calling 412-835-9529 or 412-6554104. For an additional $3.25 for postage, the book can be mailed to any destination.

Save the Date! Oldies Dance Bash The Society is holding their 7th annual Oldies Dance Bash on Saturday, November 18. It will be held at the Library Fire Hall from 5 – 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets include a hot dinner buffet served by Cyd West-Comfort Catering, music by D.J. Todd Tkach and complimentary refreshments. You are welcome to bring your own bottle, mixers and snacks. Each ticket has two chances to win $250 every half hour from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $500 every hour from 6 – 9 p.m. and $1,000 at 10 p.m. If this number matches the PA lottery on November 25, an additional $5,000 is awarded. You do not have to be present to win. All seats are reserved. Ticket sales end on November 6. For more information and tickets, please call Joan at 412-835-0946. For more information on the Society, please visit their web site at www.southparksociety.com.

Peters Creek Historical Society Plans Program on Underground Railroad for October 23rd s

The Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes Mr. Clay Kilgore as their guest speaker on Monday, October 23, 7 p.m., Wrights United Methodist Church 788,Venetia Road, Venetia. Mr. Kilgore is the executive director of the Washington County Historical Society and overseer of the Leymone House, the Washington County Frontier History Center, and the David Bradford House. As overseer, he is responsible for the management, planning of activities and events as well as maintaining collections of all sites. His duties include outreach and educational programs throughout local schools and historical societies. The topic for discussion will be "Stories About The Underground Railroad" in Washington County.


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Belle Vernon Community and Rostraver Ice Garden Host Weekend of Pittsburgh Penguins-Related Events to Celebrate Winning Kraft Hockeyville™ USA Contest By Christen M. Stroh

response from the Belle Vernon community, as This past spring, after their passion and spirit weeks of online voting, the for hockey is already on community of Belle Vernon full display,” said Kolar, demonstrated unrivaled encontinuing, “The fact thusiasm and pride by winthat we had folks lining ning the Kraft Hockeyville™ up outside the RosUSA contest, meaning that traver Ice Garden startthe local ice arena, the ing at 6 a.m. for the Rostraver Ice Garden, opportunity to have became the recipient of their picture taken with $150,000 in arena upgrades. the Stanley Cup speaks The Stanley Cup was on Another part of the prize display at the Rostraver to the excitement and includes the opportunity to Ice Garden to kick off the enthusiasm of this weekend festivities. host an NHL preseason community.” game between the Pittsburgh Friday's schedule of Penguins and the St. Louis Blues. events included a visit with Iceburgh Kraft Hockeyville™ USA – the search and an appearance by Pittsburgh for America’s most passionate hockey Penguins former player Tyler Kennedy. community – is a program that celebrates On Saturday, September 23, a parade the passion and spirit of hockey commu- kicked off the day in the morning, and nities. “In 2015, Canada’s award-winning the afternoon's events included a Kraft Hockeyville™ program was Penguins youth game and a Fun Fair, expanded to help build better communi- both hosted by the Rostraver Ice ties in the U.S. Kraft Hockeyville™ has Garden. awarded $3 million in prizing to 80 difThe weekend concluded on Sunday, ferent communities, including the September 24, with a red carpet event Rostraver Ice Garden,” said Marisa welcoming the NHL players from both Kolar, Marketing Lead for Kraft the Penguins and the Blues, and while Hockeyville. Unfortunately, the the Rostraver Ice Garden wasn't able to Rostraver Ice Garden, whose upgrades host the game between the two teams, were not completed in time for the they did host a game-day skate on scheduled game on September 24, was Sunday morning. The game itself also unable to host the preseason game they still took place, though it was moved to were scheduled to, but still, community the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in members came out to attend one or Cranberry, PA. several of the many events planned dur“We couldn’t be more excited to celeing the weekend of September 22 – 24 brate and honor the Rostraver Ice to celebrate Belle Vernon, the Garden and Belle Vernon, as this comRostraver Ice Garden, the Pittsburgh munity perfectly exemplifies the passion Penguins, and the thing that brought and spirit of the Kraft Hockeyville™ this all together in the first place – USA program. We set out to help hockey. improve local rinks and unite hockey To kick things off, community mem- communities across the country under a bers were in a for a treat that not every common interest, and that sense of pride community that wins the Kraft and enthusiasm was on full display this Hockeyville™ USA contest gets – a day weekend,” noted Kolar. with the Stanley Cup, as the NHL team As for what the future holds in store for affiliated with the local arena just hap- the Rostraver Ice Garden, Kolar is excitpens to be the reigning champions. The ed that the folks of Belle Vernon and the Stanley Cup was on display at the arena surrounding communities can enjoy on the afternoon of Thursday, their arena for many years to come, indiSeptember 21, and fans who came out cating, “Hockey is more than just a to see it got to pose with the Cup for game. Sports like hockey develop skills pictures. “We’ve seen an incredible on the ice that build a foundation for a

lifetime and promote confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. We're honored that we’ve been able to reinvigorate and recognize so many passionate hockey communities over the years, and we are excited to add Rostraver Ice Garden to the list!”

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Pleasant Hills Girl Scout Troop Receives Girl Scout Bronze Award Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is honored to present the members of Troop 58125 with the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades 4-5. The Bronze Award recognizes Girl Scouts who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable ‘take action’ projects that address important community needs. Members of the troop include Makenna Benjamin, Morgan Dixon, Kaylee Hopkins, Abigail Ignaczak, Sophia Lewis, Celia Mather, Josiah Moore, Kiara Patel, Madeline Potts and Belle Snyder. The Troop's Bronze Award project began October 13, 2016 and was completed May 25, 2017. When the girls discovered they had a strong desire to help both children their age that may be struggling financially, they developed two separate plans to address the issues’ root causes. For the first part of their project, the girls approached their elementary school principals, the Pleasant Hills borough, and the local organization Play It Forward. They crafted a letter and received permission from the school principals to email all of the families represented at two of the local elementary schools, McClellan Elementary and Jefferson Elementary, asking for toy donations. With permission, the Pleasant Hills borough building became a drop-off center for toy donations from both Jefferson Hills and Pleasant Hills families. After a two-week period, the girls were able to drop off six car loads of toys, ranging from a new Wii to loads of Legos. Then, they assisted the team at Play It Forward by organizing, separating and getting the toys ready at the Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh for their big toy donation event. The troop was supported in their Bronze Award effort by troop leader, Lisa Hopkins; troop co-leader Kerry Patel; elementary school principals Mr. Justin Liberatore and Mr. Christopher Very; and Pleasant Hills Borough Manager Deborah Englert. For the second part of their project, the girls took an active leadership role in planning, organizing and completing an Earth Day clean-up project. They independently solicited local hardware stores for the needed supplies, researched places in the community that required cleanup, and actively sought out participants. While they were in the process of selecting a date, the Jefferson Hills borough created their own cleanup day, so the girls used all of their skills and knowledge learned as a resource and opted to perform their cleanup as participants in the Jefferson Hills borough cleanup event rather than creating a new, competing event. The Jefferson Hills mayor, Janice Cmar, greeted them with open arms to join in the Jefferson Hills borough Earth Day Cleanup event. The members of Troop 58125 used their strengths, talents, and skills and put their plan into action to earn the Bronze Award while each taking a leadership role.

Genealogy Workshop Coming to Monessen in November The Mon Valley Chapter of NSDAR will sponsor a genealogy workshop on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Avenue, Monessen from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We'll help you trace your family tree! If you have an ancestor who served in the American Revolution, you may be eligible to join our National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Baldwin Library to Host Community Meetings on Renovation and Relocation The Baldwin Borough Public Library is pleased to announce it is hosting community meetings in the fall, as the library will be renovating and relocating to Leland Center with projected move-in anticipated in early 2019. Library director Jenny Worley and members of the Board will answer your questions, share photos and explain the plan for renovation. Attend one of the upcoming community meetings: • Wednesday, October 4 @ 7 p.m., Baldwin Borough Auditorium (3344 Churchview Ave.) • Tuesday, October 10 @ 7 p.m., South Baldwin Social Club (5311 McAnulty Rd.) • Saturday, October 21 @ 1 p.m., Leland Center (5230 Wolfe Dr.) The Baldwin Borough Public Library and Baldwin Borough received a $500,000 Keystone grant to renovate Baldwin’s Leland Center into a new community library. The project is expected to begin in January 2018. The Baldwin Library was one of 27 libraries across the state awarded money from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund to rehabilitate or update library facilities. Additionally, the library was awarded a $100,000 Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF) grant from the Redevelop.m.ent Authority of Allegheny County in support of the renovation of Baldwin’s Leland Center. The new Library at Leland Center incorporates separate areas for adults, teens and children, with comfortable seating and furnishings to allow for browsing, quiet study and relaxed reading. The design of the children’s section will promote creativity through a fun and interactive design. The Leland Center is located at 5230 Wolfe Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For more information, contact Jenny Worley, Director at 412-885-2255 or worleyj@einetwork.net.

'Ballet at the Y' Programs Offered at Bethel Park YMCA The Spencer Family YMCA in Bethel Park is now offering a classical ballet program that is open to both members and non-members. Ballet Director Virginia Nicoll-Hernandez will be teaching the classes. She has 25 years of successful student training and is thrilled to be able to build a ballet program for The Spencer Family YMCA. Dancers pictured are Shelby Gartrell of Pittsburgh, Rachel Grant, Keeley Hernandez and Chelsea Rokop of Bethel Park. Classes include: PHOTO CREDIT: VIRGINIA NICOLL Mommy & Me, Ballet I-Ia (ages 5-8), Ballet II-IIb (ages 9-12), and Teen-Adult. There are also Mommy & Me classes on Wednesdays at 9:40 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:40 a.m. Registration is ongoing, open to the public, and Y members receive a discount! Call 412-833-5600 for more


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not pursue a second home until your situation stabilizes. If you are unfamiliar with the area in which you are looking for a second home, sometimes a long-term rental can be a viable option to familiarize yourself with the area. This will enable you to see if the benefits you were seeking from the area are all that they seemed cracked up to be.

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Second Home? Be Prepared for the Commitment! Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to own a second home, such as a vacation home or even a retirement property? With that dream comes the quick realization that a second home is a luxury that not everyone can afford. There are a few things to consider as you decide if a second home is right for you.

Know What You’re Getting Into Acquiring a second home requires a major commitment because the search, purchase and upkeep of a second home can be time-consuming tasks. Over that period of time, you could conceivably experience a change in fortune or circumstance. If that is the case, you should

Just as you went through a process of deciding how much home you could afford with your first real estate purchase, you must go through that process for your vacation or retirement property purchase again. As always, your past financial record and employment situation play into the kind of financing you can obtain, influencing your purchase power and therefore defining what types of properties you will have to choose from. For retirement homes, keep in mind that your retirement could be years in the future and the area may change in that time. So too could the attractiveness of your financing options. The benefit of securing your retirement home should be weighed against the pressure to lock in a financing interest rate and program. One option for deferring some of the cost of a retirement property is offering the real estate as a rental property so that the income can offset the tax and financing fees of the property. Many people use this avenue as a way to secure their eventual new home while building equity and enjoying a revenue stream at the same time.

Cathie Podroskey Named Century 21 Frontier Realty Agent of the Month Century 21 Frontier Realty recognizes the long career success and loyalty of Cathie Podroskey. Achieving a Gold Level production award, she is known as "The REALTOR with Results." She takes your dreams to heart and goes the extra mile to help you buy or sell houses, land, farms, and investment properties. Put her years of successful real estate experiences to work for you!

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Research Online Financing benefits and pitfalls aside, using the Internet is a great way to get a feel for the area you are looking at. The vast majority of home buyers do at least some research online for possible real estate purchases. For those looking at a long distance move, this can be an extremely valuable tool for previewing a wide variety of homes in a short time and from a great distance. It is expensive to fly to and it can be exhausting to see as many houses as possible during a brief stay. Any fruitless trips may discourage you. The Internet can take the “edge” off the process and ensure that you see real estate properties that are possible candidates for consideration. To have a high degree of confidence in securing the services of a reputable REALTOR® in your area of interest, please reach out to any one of our CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty offices. We can put you in touch with highly rated, service oriented, successful REALTORS® practically anywhere, Our Relocation Department will help monitor your satisfaction with the agent you are connected with. In short, we will have your back. No one ever said the wonderful benefit of owning a second home came easy, but it can be very rewarding!

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Annual ‘Fall Fleatique on the Mon’ Scheduled for Saturday, October 7th Artisans, crafters, flea market, antique vendors, and food vendors are needed for the annual Fall Fleatique on the Mon. This fabulous event will be held in Chess Park, and throughout Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday, October 7, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crafters and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Third Street. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a three-mile stretch of Main Street and Routes 88, 837 and 136 in Monongahela and New Eagle, businesses, churches, and homeowners participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales, and garage sales. There is free parking and free admission. This event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Call the Chamber at 724-258-5919 for more information, or download an application from www.monongahelaareachamber.org.

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Elizabeth Township Recognizes Firefighter of the Year with Award By Charlotte Hopkins Elizabeth Township firefighter Bill Brown was acknowledged as their 2017 Firefighter of the Year. Fire Chief Pete Hough stated he was thankful to Brown, noting, “[We thank him] for his services to the department and the community, along with his fundraising efforts and supporting the department through calls.” Brown previously received three awards for his work. His duties at the fire department include answering fire calls, participating in drills, working at the gun bash, Bill Brown, here with Elizabeth Township Fire Chief Pete Hough, was chosen as and promoting numerous fundraising Elizabeth Township's Firefighter of the endeavors, particularly their breakfasts Year for his exemplary service to the that begin at the end of January and run department and the community. until Lent. “Bill exemplifies the deeds of a volunteer fireman. His goodhearted ways are an attribute to our organization,” expressed Dave Kaminsky, President of Elizabeth Township Fire Department Brown first became a firefighter at the age of 17, when he joined Central Volunteer Fire Company. He also served at the Buena Vista VFC and Large Volunteer Fire Department. When Chief Hough received the Government Recruitment and Retention Grant for volunteer fire departments, he used the money to provide incentives for members. Each month, a member was awarded as Firefighter of the Month. Recipients were nominated by fellow members for their deeds and efforts. The winner of the award was chosen by a secret committee established by Chief Hough. Among those awarded, the committee then elected a Firefighter of the Year which, at this year's annual ceremony, was Bill Brown.

Soup Cook-Off at the Pleasant Hills American Legion Planned for November 4th There will be a soup cook-off at the Pleasant Hills American Legion Post 712, at 650 Old Clairton Road, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be unlimited soup tasting, a salad bar, and bread and corn bread. Vote for your favorite soup!


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Quilt Show Scheduled for November 3rd and 4th in Washington, PA The Martha Washington Quilters Guild (MWQG) presents their 2017 Quilt Show titled “Precut Fun.” The show is Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, 2017 at the Church of the Covenant, 267 East Beau Street, Washington, PA. Admission is $6 or “The Deal” for $10, which includes admission plus 2 raffle tickets for our raffle quilt. (Raffle tickets alone are $3 each). There will be over 150 quilts on display plus demonstrations, vendors, a flea market and much more. Lunch is available. For more information, visit us at www.marthawashingtonquiltersguild.com. Come and join the fun!

South Park ‘Friends’ Fall Book Sale Is Here The Friends of South Park Township Library annual fall book sale is here, Thursday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, October 14, the ever-popular $5-a-bag day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where “Friends” provide the bag for your choice of anything at the sale. The event will be held at the South Park Township Community Center, 2575 Brownsville Road, across from the Bavarian Village. Attend the book sale and, if you're not already a member, this is a good time to join “Friends” – new memberships and renewals can be completed during this fall sale. All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library. Please visit the “Friends” website at www.southparklibrary.org/spfriends.htm for more information.

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South Park Women’s Club 24th Annual Craft Show Scheduledfor October 7th The South Park Women’s Club will once again be sponsoring their wellknown craft show at the home economics building in the South Park Fairgrounds. This year’s date for the show is Saturday, October 7 and will be held both inside and outside. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will feature over 50 skilled crafters, who offer a wide variety of homemade craft items, and promises a nice selection for the shoppers. In addition to the crafts, there will be a bake sale, raffles and a Chinese auction. There will also be a variety of delicious refreshments to purchase for lunch or to take home. Admission is FREE. Come, shop and stay for lunch! All proceeds benefits the Club’s ongoing community activities.

VFW Post 1940 Annual Dinner and Dance Scheduled for November 4th VFW Post 1940 in Broughton is planning their annual dinner and dance on Saturday, November 4 at the Broughton Firehall. This is our yearly fundraiser to cover some of our outreach programs. The Mansfield 5 will be the entertainment and Jackie’s Catering will be supplying the food. Ticket will be available starting October 1. The cost is $ 30 per person, which includes food, entertainment, coffee, beer, pop and mixers; it is a BYOB. There will be a Chinese auction with many exciting prizes. Call for tickets at 412-655-9922 and ask for Beverly.

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

Boy Scout Pack 712 Plans Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale for November 12th Boy Scout Pack 712 will host its annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale on Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Floreffe Fire Hall, 1540 State Street, Jefferson Hills. Price: $6. Dinner includes spaghetti and bread. All current and retired veterans only will receive a free spaghetti dinner with valid military ID. Walk-ins and to-go orders welcome. Please come support Pack 712. Contact Mike Marshall at 412-303-7348 or mmarshall73@verizon.net with questions.


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7th Annual ‘Tour de Mon’ Gives Riders Opportunity to Explore Trails to Pittsburgh and DC By Julie Kooser The 7th annual Tour de Mon bike ride was hosted on September 16 by the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce. Riders start at the Pump House at the Homestead Waterfront and can travel in two directions on the Great Allegheny Passage: towards the downtown Pittsburgh area, or towards our nation's capital, which is a 324-mile ride from the starting point in Homestead (332 miles Two riders begin their journey out of the Pump House parking lot. from end to end). However, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Maury Burgwin, stated most people only travel a few miles and return back. The farthest distance traveled during this event, to his knowledge, is a 75-mile round trip by two young women during last year's event. Participants checked in between 8 and 11 a.m., had their tires checked, grabbed their shirts, goody bags, and breakfast and started down the trail. Burgwin noted that there is not one set time to let all of the riders start to allow other community members to use the trails simultaneously- there are simply too many riders. Burgwin stated that the event has a steady following of riders that come every year. He joked, “I have a following just because they like the shirts.” Back at the Pump House, a DJ and Rogue BBQ were set up to help the riders relax at the end of the ride.

Rostraver Sportmen’s Club Selling Raffle Tickets to Win Gun Rostraver Sportsmen’s Club is selling a raffle ticket for a Ruger AR cal 5.56 with Sig Saver Romeo 5 red scope, 4 mags, Plamo all-weather case, and 250 rounds. Cost is $20 with 10 numbers on a ticket, and the winner is based on the Pick Three drawing for October 21, 2017. To purchase tickets, call Bill at 412667-2846 or 724-872-0313 or Bob at 724-825-5932.

Friends of South Park Announces New Meeting Times The Friends of South Park are now starting all meetings at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. No council meeting will take place prior to the meetings, and all business will be conducted at 7 p.m. for everyone involved with the “Friends” group. All meetings for 2017 and 2018 will take place at the Buffalo Inn behind the police station by the fairgrounds. You do not have to be a resident of South Park to join or attend our one-hour meetings. We are always looking for new ideas and members willing to help us with our mission, which is the beautification of South Park! If you have any questions, contact Sharon Adams, at sadams6528@verizon.net or look us up on our web page: southparkfriends.org. You can also find us on Facebook. Note: No meetings are held in December or January.

Meeting dates for 2017: October 25 November 15 Meeting dates for 2018: February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16 June 20

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Renaissance Festival Continues to Bring 16th Century Magic to West Newton By Christen M. Stroh Once again, the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival returned to the Mon Valley for a span of six weekends to transport patrons back in time to an era full of kings, knights, and other merrymakers from the 16th century. Set up in West Newton, the festival hosted a variety of entertaining acts, ranging from hypnotists to musicians, comedy shows to belly dancers. Stage acts Frank DellaPenna plays the carillon bells for a show called ‘Cast in Bronze.’ were supplemented by combat jousting and a royal procession to welcome the king and the royal court. Booths set up along the pathways were full of artisans selling their wares, ranging from glass and pottery to leather goods and metalwork, as well as food authentic for the time period – many a festival-goer carried a turkey leg while progressing through the grounds. Demonstrations included glassblowing and blacksmithing, and carnival games with a flair for the old – such as throwing vegetables as people who are locked in stocks – kept everyone engaged in the gaiety. As has been the case in years past, the acts who came to perform included a mix of old favorites, such as the carillon bells and the Washing Well Wenches, with Zach, representing Humane Animal new talent, such as Lady Amyelia the Rescue, poses with a screech owl at a booth dedicated to owls and falconry. Hypnotist. The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival will return to the region next August and September. For more information, visit www.pittsburghrenfest.com.

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade Planned for October 25th The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) along with local businesses will sponsor the annual Halloween parade on Wednesday, October 25. The Ringgold High School Marching Band will be featured. All vehicles in the parade must either 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. Additionally, NO POLITICAL BANNERS ae permitted. Preliminary judging will take place at the reviewing stand at Third and Main Streets. To be eligible for prize money, you must report to the Aquatorium for final judging. Cash prizes will be awarded to finalists. Line up for the parade is at 6 p.m. in Chess Park. The 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, 212 West Main St., Monongahela. For more information, call 724-258-5919.


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South Park Theatre Closes Out Season with Hitchcock Thrillers By Christen M. Stroh South Park Theatre is closing out their main-stage production season with a threeweekend run of 'Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play.' The play is on stage from September 21 – October 7. The play, directed by Vince Ventura, features three of Hitchcock's thrillers in a radio Pictured are (l-r): Helga Terre, Bob Ference, Sarah broadcast format. Audience Parker, Brad Campbell, and Howard Elson. members get to see the 'behind-the-scenes' makings of a radio broadcasting, paying attention not only to the actors as they read into the microphones, but also getting a glimpse into the world of sound effects, as the setup to create footsteps, doors opening and closing, trains whizzing by, and even thunder storms are right there for the the audience to see. The play stars Bradley Campbell, Andy Coleman, Howard Elson, Bob Ference, Sarah Parker, Caitlin Skaff, and Helga Terre, who each take on various roles in the three stories that are presented during the show: 'The Lodger' and 'Sabotage' comprise acts 1 and 2, and after an intermission break, the play resumes with 'The 39 Steps' as the third and final act. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call the box office to make your reservations today at 412-831-8552, or visit www.southparktheatre.com.

Save the Date! Women Helping Women Partners with Local Churches to Host Craft and Vendor Show on November 4th Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, together with Bower Hill Community Church, presents a craft and vendor show on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to be held at Bower Hill Community Church, located at 70 Moffett Street in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Women Helping Women was started over five years ago by a group of women at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. We ask women crafters and vendors to come together to sell their products under one roof. We have outgrown our original venue, and have now partnered with Bower Hill Community Church in Mt. Lebanon. We have two main goals: First, to assist women crafters with their businesses and second, to aid those less fortunate. Money collected from the craft/vendor show helps to support, both financially and materially, mission projects around the Pittsburgh area. This year, the funds raised from the event will be given to Family Promise, an organization specializing in the care of families in need. For more information please contact Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 412-276-2446 or good_shepherd_lutheran@verizon.net.

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Craft and Vendor Show in Perryopolis Scheduled for November 4th The Church of St. John the Baptist in Perryopolis will hold a vendor/craft show in their social hall, 3332 Pittsburgh Rd., Perryopolis, on Saturday, November 4 from 9 to 3 p.m. The show will feature Pink Zebra, LulaRoe, Lipsense, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Avon, several jewelry vendors and crafters, a basket raffle, food, and refreshments. Stop by and enjoy the day, and bring a friend for an enjoyable day out!

Naomi Outreach Hosts Program on Home Safety on October 4th The Naomi Outreach will meet in the Cedarbrook Golf Course meeting room on October 4, 2017 at noon. Our speaker for October will be John Garber, Fire Chief for the North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Garber will be presenting on home safety, including where to install smoke detectors, keep fire extinguishers, and general information on how to keep your home and residents safe. In September, Sue Gartland, from City Mission in Washington, PA brought us up-to-date on the new facilities the Mission has for homeless veterans, a new facility for homeless women, and a new program for children while the moms are in classes, treatment, etc. City Mission’s comprehensive program addresses both short-term needs like food and shelter and long-term needs, including drug and alcohol counseling, mental health and medical treatment, legal aid, and employment training. Any single woman living alone is welcome to join us for an afternoon of friendship and always useful information. For information, please call 724 243-3576. We will return your call.

VFW Post 1040 Begins Work on Honor Roll VFW Post 1940 is pleased to provide an update on the honor roll. The trees have been removed and power washing has been done. In the month of September, new sidewalks were put in and other repairs were completed. Plans moving forward are to improve the lighting and do some landscaping around the honor roll. VFW Post 1940 is also purchasing some statues to complete the project and is still accepting donations. Once the project is done, there will be a rededication ceremony. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project.

Spaghetti Dinner at Holy Family Parish Planned for November 5th Holy Family Parish, 225 S. Second St., West Newton is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the social hall. Adults are $8 and children 4 - 12 are $4. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad bar, bread sticks, a beverage, and dessert. There will also be a Chinese auction with many beautiful baskets. If you bring two or more pairs of gently used or new shoes being collected by the Knights of Columbus, you will get $1 off the cost of the dinner. Come on out and enjoy the company and the delicious food!


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Peters Township Library Foundation Hosts Bestselling Author Yaa Gyasi The Peters Township Library Foundation will welcome Yaa Gyasi, the author of ‘Homegoing,’ on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale through the library website at ptlibrary.org or at the circulation desk. Ticket prices are $10 for students and $15 for adults. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $60 and include VIP seats, a pre-event meet and greet with Yaa Gyasi, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a copy of ‘Homegoing.’ Group rates for 20 or more are also available. Email theptlibraryfoundation@gmail.com for details. The venue for this special event will be The Bible Chapel’s South Hills Campus at 300 Gallery Drive in McMurray. A book Book Cover for Homegoing signing will follow the program. PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL LIONSTAR This unforgettable New York Times bestseller ‘Homegoing’ begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, ‘Homegoing’ traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. Yaa Gyasi is the author of the highly Yaa Gyasi acclaimed debut novel Homegoing and a recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2016 "5 Under 35" Award. Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Plans South Hills Events in October The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club announces the following walks for October 2017: MUSHROOM WALK: Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. South Park. Join WPMC Mycologist La Monte Yarroll and South Park Naturalist Gordon Fenn at the South Park Nature Center for the annual Parks Department walk. Free. MUSHROOM WALK: Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. Dead Man’s Hollow, McKeesport. “Fungus Among Us” Walk with Allegheny Land Trust. RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fungus-among-us-tickets-35981221803. WPMC members are free but need to bring membership card; non-members are $5. For more information, including trail map and directions, visit: http://alleghenylandtrust.org/green-space/dead-mans-hollow/. For more information, visit the website wpamushroomclub.org or email cs4wpmc@gmail.com or.

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John Barbero Memorial Scholarship Auction and Vendor Show Scheduled for November 5th at Mon Valley YMCA The Mon Valley YMCA proudly invites you to the John Barbero Memorial Auction, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Highway Appliance. The event will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 12:30 – 3 p.m. in the YMCA gymnasium, 101 Taylor Run Rd., Monongahela. There will be many pieces of great sports and celebrity memorabilia, home goods and services, sporting event tickets, and more up for auction. There will be $2,000 in cash prizes! A live auction will include four Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Morgan Club tickets plus overnight accommodations, 4 Pittsburgh Pirates Lexus Club tickets, a 60” big screen television and more! Cash giveaways are drawn on the half-hour beginning at 1 p.m. For the kids, there will be face-painting, balloons, and visits from mascots including the Pirate Parrot and Iceburgh. All proceeds from this event will benefit our youth and teen programs and will fund the John Barbero Scholarship fund. Each year, the Y serves children of all ages from all over the Mon Valley region through programs such as child care, teen leaders, youth swimming lessons, summer camp and an academic support group. The Y is dedicated to offering quality programs to the youth of our community. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the YMCA in advance and at the door. For more information, call the Mon Valley YMCA at 724-483-8077 or visit www.monvalleyymca.org. The event is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Highway Appliance, and Lee Supply.

5th Annual Great Halloween Costume Swap at PT Library Scheduled for October 7th For the fifth year in a row, the Peters Township Public Library’s GO Green Club will host the Great Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 7 at the library. Instead of purchasing new costumes each year, the group aims to encourage the community to swap their slightly used costumes to save resources, packaging, transportation costs, and money. Persons interested in participating can drop off gently-used costumes for children, teens or adults on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or Friday, October 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library. Costumes should be in GREAT condition. Participants will get a token for each costume donated for the swap. Return on Saturday, October 7 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with your token and shop for a swap. Any costumes and accessories Participants drop off costumes before the 2016 Great Halloween remaining will be donated to a local Costume Swap charity. More than 100 costumes and accessories were swapped last year. Email ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com for more information.


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Charleroi Federal ‘Little Great Race’ 2017 Draws Crowds for 31st Year in a Row

GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OCTOBER NEWS Fundraising Dinner and Dance

The 2017 Little Great Race participants are off to a running start.

By Jill Runfola The 31st annual Charleroi Federal Little Great Race was a 5K race held at Charleroi Trustees Park on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 8:15 a.m., and yet it was so much more than just a race. On this brisk, exciting morning, runners and walkers gave it their all, taking to the streets of downtown Charleroi the moment Race Director Vic Little Great Race committee members are Vitale yelled, “Ready, Set, Go!” (l-r): Cindy Mancinelli, Sue Hornack, and Before the competition, there was music, Marsha Vitale, the race director’s wife. free donuts and coffee. River House Café donated pizza following the event. There was a great turnout for the event, with 465 people participating in the race this year. Each participant received a long-sleeved shirt and a bag of gifts from vendors. First, second, and third place winners received Sheetz gift cards, while top winners were awarded at a special ceremony at the end with certificates. The fastest male runner was August Sander, with a finishing time of 16:49, and the fastest female runner was Erika Suhy, with a finishing time of 18:47. Other winners included Don Slusser (male walker winner), Kelley Murdock (female walker winner), and Dan Harvison (overall heavyweight winner). This year’s Adam Boyd Award went to Joshua Williams, a good student at Cal U with unique interests, as was Boyd himself - studious with a demonstrated passion for learning. Boyd was diagnosed with cancer, but embraced life before he died. Profits from the event go towards Brenley Farner, a little girl in Charleroi suffering from cancer who was present at the presentation ceremony; the Adam Boyd Memorial winner; and the Mon Valley YMCA. This year’s race is dedicated in memory of Mary Ann Ghilani (1954-2012). There were several sponsors, with Charleroi Federal Savings being the main one. Vitale, owner of State Farm Insurance and Director of the Race, concluded, “The weather was beautiful, the people were beautiful. Thank you to everyone!” He then confirmed that there will be a 32nd Annual Charleroi Federal Little Great Race. To check out results of all participants online, go to littlegreatrace.com/index.htm.

New Eagle Community Action Group Plans Harvest Meet and Greet Bonfire New Eagle Community Action Group is having a harvest meet and greet bonfire at Tubby Hall Park in New Eagle on November 4, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $1 to get in, and you will be able to purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, s’mores, and pop or water. Events for the children are also planned. For more information, please call Sarah at 724-797-2341 or Patrick at 724-470-3263.

A fundraising dinner and dance will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Jozwiak Hall in the St. Vincent DePaul Society building on Grand Blvd. The theme will be the “Life of Colonel Schoonmaker.” Guests are encouraged to dress in costume from the time period of the Colonel’s life (1842-1927), which encompassed the Frontier Age, Civil War, Victorian Age, Edwardian Age and Roaring Twenties. Limited tickets are available by contacting the Heritage Museum at 724684-8460. The dinner will be catered by Bruno and Sons and feature roast beef, baked stuffed chicken, coleslaw, oven-browned parmesan potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls and cake. Tickets are available for a $30 donation. Come dance the night away.

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

Seeking… October is “Family History/Genealogy” Month. Please remember to send in a copy of your family genealogy to the Historical Society. The Society is looking for photos of old Monessen Christmas scenes. Photos can be dropped off at the Heritage Museum to be scanned or emailed to monessen@verizon.net.

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

‘Holly Days’ Christmas Craft Show in Claysville Set For Nov. 4 A "Holly Days" Christmas Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Claysville Community Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Over 25 different crafters will be in attendance. There will also be a bake sale, a Chinese auction, free door prizes and other raffles. A buffet luncheon will be offered from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. with all homemade dishes, veggie pizza, chicken noodle soup, chicken & tuna salad on croissants, pasta salad, fruit salad, cornbread, and dessert. All proceeds benefit the Claysville Community Center. This fundraiser is needed to help fund big repairs that are necessary in order to keep the building open. The Claysville Community Center serves many organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, McGuffey area sports teams, cheerleaders and more. For more information on this event, or the Claysville Community Center, please call Gerri Claus at 724-663-5019, or visit us on Facebook.


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Buy Your Fruits and Vegetables a New Way Stone Church Acres in Finleyville Offers Organic Produce and CSA Program

John and Diane Varner (owners) inside the store with their baskets

By Ken Askew Consumers nowadays are more particular about where their fruits and vegetables come from. If you are one of them, you should check out Stone Church Acres, near Finleyville. On a 30-acre farm, the Varner family grows and sells a huge variety of fresh food. Their practices involve using organic methods, integrated pest management, natural composted fertilizers, and cover crops. Their crops include lettuce, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, kale, arugula, greens, spinach, bok choy, herbs, sweet corn, kohlrabi, melons, strawberries, and blueberries—and that is only half the selection! In addition, their apple orchard in Tarentum produces a wide range of apples, including Honeycrisp, Jersey Mack, Wealthy, Fuji, McIntosh, Gala, Stayman, Nittany, Winesap, and Cortland—and again – that is a portion of what they offer! You can visit the farm and select your own fruits and vegetables, or you can join their community supported agriculture (CSA) program for a $50 deposit. The CSA provides a selection of fruits and vegetables once a week from June 10 through October 21. They fill a basket with fresh ripe food that is in season, and you just pick it up. Pick-ups are done Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The CSA idea started five years ago, and the membership has grown steadily each year through word-of-mouth. Cost of the CSA per year is $600 for a 20-week full share, $345 for a 20-week half share, or $215 for a 10-week half share (same type of product, but half as much). Each basket contains 6 to 10 fruits, vegetables, and herbs, along with recipes. The membership entitles you to a 20% discount on additional products you may buy at the store. For more information, please visit the website www.stonechurchacres.com, email contactus@stonechurchacres.com, call 724-255-9129, or stop by at 318 Stone Church Road, Finleyville.

Monongahela Mother's Club Celebrates 115 Year Anniversary The Monongahela Mother's Club will hold their October meeting at Hoss's Steakhouse in Belle Vernon on Thursday, October 12. They will be celebrating their 115 year anniversary of the club. Anyone who is interested in joining the club as a member or just to visit is welcome to call 724-258-9309 or 724-2582402 for more information. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from April through December.

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Downtown West Newton Inc. Plans Annual Rocktoberfest Car, Truck and Bike Cruise for October 7th Come on out for one of the last cruises of the season! On Saturday, October 7, Downtown West Newton Inc. will be hosting the annual Rocktoberfest Car, Truck and Bike Cruise, which will be held at Vine Street Park. The event kicks off with registration at 11 a.m. at $5 per vehicle. There will be dash plaques given to the first 100 vehicles. We will have DJ Glen Raymer on hand playing oldies, and plenty of homemade food, including cabbage rolls, hot sausage, Working hard making the homemade food sweet sausage, kielbasa, pirogies, hot for the Rocktoberfest Cruise are Mayor pretzels, and homemade apple pie by Mary Popovich, Camille Vanfleet, Judy Demarchi, and Miss Ophelia. Mayor Mary. We will also have a great selection of gift baskets and games of chance for your entertainment. Trophies will be awarded around 3:30 p.m. The gym will be open for dining as well. The event will be held rain or shine. For more info check out our website, visit our Facebook page, or call the office at 724-872-0100.

OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE MON VALLEY YMCA The Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela, has released its October schedule of events. For more information, call 724-483-8077 or visit www.monvalleyymca.org. OCTOBER 2 - NOVEMBER 1 Veterans Day Flag Donations – Your $5 donation benefits the Charleroi American Legion Post 22 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 APPRISE Medicare and You - Register your covered dish entry. 12:30 p.m. Potluck Lunch & Learn - Free to the community! Please RSVP by October 1. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Flu Shots by Rite Aid - 2 - 5 p.m. Bring your health insurance card (covered by most insurances). Walk-ins welcome. Open to the community! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 Paint N’ Dip Halloween Painting - 6 - 8 p.m. We will supply the dip; bring your own non-alcoholic soft drink. $25 per person. RSVP by October 6. Costumes optional. Open to the community! MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course - 12 - 4 p.m. AARP Members: $15; AARP Non-Members: $20 collected by the instructor. RSVP by October 9. Bring a valid driver’s license and AARP card. Open to the community! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Medicare Enrollment Seminar • Riverside Insurance Group - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Seminar hosted by Agent David Mornack. Sign up by October 15. Free to the community! MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 Medicare…What You Need to Know - 1 - 3 p.m. Presentation by Crystal Manning, Medicare Advisor. Sign up by October 20. Free to the community!


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Washington County Commissioners Discuss Hot Topics of Mon Valley at MARC’s Town Hall Meeting South Park Board of Supervisors Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony By Colette Dell The South Park Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting at 8 p.m. on September 11, following their 9/11 ceremony. The 9/11 ceremony was held at Sunny Slopes in South Park and Supervisor Ed Snee was the lead speaker. The supervisors said that this year was their best turnout yet and the township manager added that it was a “great success.” The Board later discussed the following topics at their meeting: • The property at 1472 Berryman Ave. will be revisited in three months, to decide if it is a public nuisance. • Several non-exclusive license agreements were approved for residents to build over sanitary sewer and utility easements. • On Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:45 p.m., the Board will hold an informational meeting concerning what the Township has been doing with MS4 and what it is. • Two agreements by and between the Township of South Park and SHACOGG, which define the terms and conditions for the projects identified as the Highland Avenue Storm Sewer Project and Grant Street Storm Inlet Rehabilitation Project, were discussed. • The public hearing for the transit-oriented overlay development that was to be held on September 11, has been rescheduled for Monday, November 13 at 6:15 p.m. Additionally, a number of the Township’s officers will be attending the “Defensive Tactics” training in Mt. Lebanon, starting on Oct. 23 –through 26. The total cost for all officers in attendance is $36. The Township approved the payment request in the amount of $15,040 as submitted by Layne Inliner for the work completed to date on the project identified as the 2017 Township-Wide Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation. The demolition proposal submitted by Schaaf Excavating Contractors Inc., for the purpose of their demolition services, was approved. The property on Sebolt Rd. and the two properties on Grove Rd. will all be razed, since all have been declared public nuisances. The following developments for MS4 have been accomplished: • Four storm inlets have been repaired. • Approximately, 1,100 inlets have been identified and approximately 900 have been evaluated. • Litter along the roadside is a contributor that inhibits the function of catch basins and the Township has an employee that continues to collect the litter.

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By Jill Runfola At a town hall meeting at the Monongahela Fire Dept. Social Hall, held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 18, a panel discussed the topic: “What do the Washington County commissioners have planned for the Mon Valley?” The group was comprised of the following individuals: Chairman Larry Maggi; Diana Pictured are (l-r): Com. Diana Irey Vaughn, Irey Vaughn; and Harlen Shober, Com. Larry Maggi, MARC President George the commissioners. Moderator Eckert, and Com. Harlan Shober, Jr. was Anthony Lombardi, former CEO of Mon Valley Hospital. Lombardi said that the night was the biggest audience they had, and he was happy to see everyone. The meeting was hosted by the Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC). Present there on the panel was MARC president George Eckert, and a crowd of 146 residents from Monongahela, New Eagle, Carroll Township, Donora, Belle Vernon, Finleyville, Union Township, Charleroi, Monessen, West Bethlehem Township, Peters Township and Mariana filled the venue to hear and speak about issues they deemed important. Beginning the meeting, Vaughn spoke on blighted properties, the opioid crisis, and the incarcerated population. She thanked Melanie Patterson for going and holding babies that are in withdrawal. Chairman of the Board Larry Maggi said, “One of the most important things that’s facing the community here is the local share (gambling money). The casinos are saving it with 30 million dollars. They had no obligation to do that, but did.” He also said that the Mon Valley Expressway is back on the drawing board. Commissioner Harlen Shober said that the Valley might have been overtaxed at times, and there might have been 1,100 appeals that have gone through. “Taxes are what bring people here. Tax us at the right value, and let’s go forward,” he said. Shober shifted the conversation to future potential for the Mon Valley, asking, “What do we have in the Mon Valley that is an asset? It is the river. [You have] two things - you have recreation, and you have jobs. We’re trying to get industry in. This is something we really have to work on—how do we get jobs in? We haven’t forgotten the Mon Valley as a community.” The topic of conversation then turned to the potential CCAC campus, to possibly be located in Donora. Audience member Marie Trozzo said, “We have something now that will benefit the entire area. If anyone thinks that the CCAC campus is just for Donora, they’re mistaken. My plea is a commitment to subsidize their tuition.” Mayor Donnie Pavelko of Donora and several others addressed the progress of Community College of Allegheny County’s efforts to place a branch campus in the Borough of Donora. The Commissioners responded that they are waiting to hear from CCAC and they whole heartedly back the idea. An audience member responded to Shober’s earlier comments about Valley assets, noting, “I’m glad you recognized the resource of the river, but the biggest resource we have here in the Mon Valley is the people.” Shober concluded the meeting by speaking of the need for transportation in the Valley. He said they will be looking into options. MARC President George Eckert thanked the committee and Monongahela Fire Dept. for the use of their facility.


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Carroll Twp. Planning To Reduce Stream Pollution By Miranda Startare

The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners held a ribbon cutting to open the newly installed playground at the DiVirgilio Sports Complex.

Rostraver Township Joins Westmoreland County Land Bank The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced that Rostraver Township is the latest municipality to join the countywide land bank, along with the Belle Vernon Area School District. This brings the land bank’s total member count to 22 municipalities and 13 school districts within Westmoreland County. “The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners is committed to continuing the proactive approach to keep Rostraver Township developing,” said Chairman Gary Beck. “By joining the Westmoreland County Land Bank, we are adding another opportunity for delinquent properties to be demolished or redeveloped to reduce blight and to add to the economic development of Rostraver Township.” Municipalities often find themselves in difficult predicaments when trying to acquire blighted properties in areas targeted for redevelopment, and a land bank can offer the tools and powers necessary to make that kind of redevelopment possible. The Westmoreland County Land Bank acquires, holds, and transfers interest in real property throughout the county as approved by the Board of Directors. The overall goals are to deter the spread of blight, promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, tax delinquent properties, stabilize neighborhoods, and stimulate industrial development. Westmoreland County Land Bank Executive Director April Kopas added, “The land bank is enthusiastic about its

new partnership with Rostraver Township and the Belle Vernon Area School District. By eliminating blight and stabilizing these communities, we are targeted in our efforts to stimulate new investment.” To learn more about the projects of the Westmoreland County Land Bank and to view development opportunities, please visit www.westmorelandlandbank.com.

Rostraver Township Announces Trick-or-Treat Schedule The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners has approved Saturday, October 28 as Rostraver Township Trick-or-Treat Day. Trick-or-treat hours are 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Rostraver Township Expands Playground On August 30, 2017 the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners held a ribbon cutting to open the newly installed playground at the DiVirgilio Sports Complex. The new playground is geared towards children ages 5-12. Pictured are: Tom Godzak, Road Foreman and Vice Chairman Rostraver Township Recreation Commission; Gary L. Litvany, Vice Chairman Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners and Chairman Parks and Conservation; Donald W. Lynn, Jr., Rostraver Township Recreation Commission; Gary N. Beck, Sr., Chairman Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners; Raymond Iacoboni, Rostraver Township Commissioner; John DiVirgilio, Treasurer Rostraver Township Recreation

Carroll Township Board of Supervisors held a public forum at the September 5 meeting to discuss the township’s participation in a Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Municipalities are working with the DEP to develop the Pollutant Reduction Plans as required for storm water management. Sarah Boyce, from Widmer Engineering, attended the meeting to provide information about the affected waterways in Carroll Township and the goals for pollution reduction of these streams. According to Ms. Boyce, measurements of six township streams indicate issues that need to be improved. Three of the streams are impaired by mine drainage and three are affected by an excess of sediment. The township must reduce the contaminants and sediment by 10% over the next five years. One solution indicated is the installation of vegetative channels to collect sediment, preventing the flow into the waterways. Also at the meeting, Chief of Police Paul Brand discussed the implementation of a new Narcan Policy, effective September 5, which replaces the old policy dated June 7, 2016. The new policy, as Chief Brand explained, is a more comprehensive one that includes protective masks for officers responding to drug incidents and a requirement that two officers (or one officer and one paramedic) be present at drugrelated incidents. The updated policy was developed in response to prior incidents in which officers were exposed to heroine dust and is a protective policy for the responding officers.

Committee Set to Vote on Renaming Post Office Honoring Fallen Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum Congressman Tim Murphy's (PA-18) congressional resolution to officially rename the Canonsburg Post Office as the ‘Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building’ after fallen Canonsburg Police Officer Scott Bashioum (H.R. 1950) will be taken up by the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. Officer Bashioum was ambushed and killed in the line of duty last November. “Scott’s life was dedicated to serving and protecting others; first as a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force, then as an officer for the Canonsburg Police Department,” said Murphy. “I am very grateful the Committee is taking up my bill to rename his hometown post office because is a fitting tribute to all that Scott Bashioum did for the community. He loved so dearly this nation he honorably served. It was a great honor to have been asked by his brother, Michael, to first introduce the legislation in Congress in his memory and uphold his legacy in the community.” Following Officer Bashioum's brother's request and with the bipartisan support of every member of the Pennsylvania delegation, Murphy introduced H.R. 1950 in April 2017. Following successful passage in Committee, Murphy’s bill will move to the floor for a vote in the House.

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Business & Merchant News MACC September Business of the Month is Step Four Fitness The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to name Step Four Fitness as its September Business of the Month. Step Four Fitness offers a professional and friendly staff plus a variety of workout classes that range from 15 to 60 minutes, make stepping into a new you easier than ever. They offer a comfortable, judgment-free facility catered mostly to women of all ages. Whether you're a beginner or a fitness expert, you find something guaranteed to fit your heart rate pumping! Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:30-1 p.m. & 3-8 p.m.; Friday, 8:30-1 p.m.; and Saturday, 9-1 p.m. We have two specials going! Call 724930-6006 for details. We accept insurance: UPMC, Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit, and Active and Fit.

Greater Rostraver Chamber Plans Mystery Tour Event Get on board our brand new event, the Magical Mystery Tour (MMT), planned for Saturday, November 4. Without giving out too much information, in an attempt to keep it a mystery, we can tell you: There are 15 amazing "mystery stops" from Rostraver to North Belle Vernon to Charleroi, with a handful of other businesses working in tandem at these stops for collaborations and "pop-ups." MMT ticket holders will see over 25 local businesses in one day. MMT is open to the public and all are welcome (21 and over only): women, men, couples, singles, and groups. MMT promises fun, games, prizes, beverages, food, and special promotions, including coupons, giveaways, and a $25 gift card to one participating business. A grand prize will be drawn at our final “magical” destination which involves Chamber Cash. The winner will be able use the Chamber Cash at one of or in combination of the 15 stops during the holiday shopping season. The goal is to keep the money circulating in our communities. Tickets for MMT are on sale now, with early bird pricing of $35/person, or groups of 3 or more at $25/person, until September 1. So, gather up your friends, spouses and partners to get on board and get back to local! To purchase tickets: mail a check payment to GRC – 516 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 or purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magicalmystery-tour-tickets-36541589879. For more information, call 724-929-3329.

State Chamber to Be Featured at October Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Jennifer Reis, Manager of Government Affairs of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, will be the keynote speaker at the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) member luncheon on October 10, 2017 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. Registration and networking begins at 11:45 a.m. and the luncheon will conclude at 1 p.m. All business owners, legislative offices, municipalities, school districts, community leaders, and Chambers of Commerce members are invited to attend this important informational meeting of the MVRCC. Responsible state spending, health care, Jennifer Reis, Manager of taxes, and education are among the issues facing Government Affairs, the business community, and the Pennsylvania PA Chamber of Business and Industry Chamber works to advocate legislation that positively addresses these issues. “Our Chamber is a charter member of the PA Chamber,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director, continuing, “And we are pleased with their efforts in advocating for our business community.” Cost is $18/person and a token for the parking garage is included in the registration fee. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber at 724-483-3507 or online at www.mvrchamber.org. The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the business community of the mid-Mon Valley Region of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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

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

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BETHEL PARK CHAMBER OCTOBER NEWS Celebrate National Boss’s Day Nominate your boss for “Best Workplace Boss of the Year” for 2017. Write a short essay on why your boss should be boss of the year and submit it to admin@bpchamber.org or mail it to Bethel Park Chamber, 2830 South Park Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Deadline for submission is October 13, 2017. Your boss will get a free lunch on October 16, 2017Call 412-595-8361 for more information.

Legislative Lunch at St. Clair Country Club The Bethel Park Chamber is hosting a legislative lunch at the St. Clair Country Club on November 3, 2017 at 12 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Gregory Jones, Executive Director of Economic Development South, along with our state representatives and senator. Get an update on what is happening in our area, legislature, and what the impact is

on our businesses and schools. This is an opportunity to let our voices be heard. For more information and reservations, go to the website www.bpchamber.org or call 412-5968361.

Workforce Employer Database for Recruitment The Bethel Park Chamber is developing a workforce database as a sourcing tool for residents. A student is developing the database with company name, positions (even if not open currently), salary range, hours, and skills required. When your company has an opening, the Chamber can activate the position. Interested residents seeking employment will be able to search the database and view openings. It will be a sourcing tool for both businesses and residents seeking employment. If you are interested in being a part of this database, email admin@bpchamber.org or call 412-595-8361.

MVRCC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Center In The Woods John Childs, CEO 130 Woodland Court Brownsville, PA 15417 724-938-3554 www.centerinthewoods.org Nonprofit

J&M Marketing Consultants Ellen Burns 14B South 7th Street Akron, PA 17501 717-847-8439 www.jmmarketingconsultants.com Marketing

Cole Contracting, Inc. Todd Cole PO Box 585 620 Turkey Hollow Road Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-6121 Contractor

Stoney's Brewing Company Jon King 100 3rd Street Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-2400 www.stoneysbeer.com Manufacturer of Malt Beverages

Feel The Rhythm, LLC Michelle Trilli 230 McKean Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-268-0203 www.feeltherhythmdancestudio.com Dance Studio

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MVRCC Annual Awards Event Recognizes Local Businesses

Daneen Troup was joined by fellow Charleroi businesswomen at the event. Pictured are (l-r): Karen Kosh, Studio K Salon; Daneen Troup, Prima Diva Boutique; and Susan Jo Johnson, Susan Jo’s Salon. (PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ANGELO)

Pictured are (l-r): Donna Angelo, MVRCC staff; Milt Kubik, MVRCC Executive Committee; and Kristine Hall, MVRCC staff. (PHOTO CREDIT: DEBRA KEEFER)

Pictured are (l-r): Deb Keefer, Director, Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce; Debbie Buck, 2017 Shining Star Award; Daneen Troup of Prima Diva Boutique, Outstanding Business Development Award; Kathy Franks, representing Harvest Bounty, Charleroi Area School District; Dr. Umberto A. DeRienzo of DeRienzo Family Practice, Excellence in Business Award; and James Protin, Chamber President. (PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ANGELO)

One hundred and sixty guests attended the MVRCC Annual Awards event held on September 7 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Honorees were Prima Diva Boutique, Family DeRienzo Practice, the Harvest Bounty Program at Charleroi Area School District, and Deborah Buck of Audrey’s Custom the for Draperies Shining Star Award.

Nina DeRienzo looks on while her father, Dr. Umberto DeRienzo, accepts the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Award. Her mom, Phyllis DeRienzo, is on the other side of her. (PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ANGELO)

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LegalShield, Lois Dille Shine in MVRCC September Member Spotlight The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) is pleased to announce that LegalShield, operating under Lois Dille, is the September business selected for the September Member Spotlight. Lois Dille, independent associate, has been working with LegalShield for the past 18 years, sharing a legal service plan with individuals, families, small business owners and their employees to protect their legal rights, as well as IDShield coverage that will protect against and resolve identity theft issues. LegalShield offers a portfolio of services, providing powerful benefits, protecting families, and helping benefits professionals meet more needs. More than 34,000 companies, large and small, provide voluntary benefits to their employees with LegalShield and IDShield with simplified implementation, no claim forms to file, and easy maintenance procedures for administrators. Visit www.loisdille.com or, for more information and how to enroll, contact Lois at 412-997-0719 or ljdille@gmail.com.

LegalShield and representative Lois Dille are in the MVRCC September Member Spotlight.


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Safely Transporting Kids Where They Need to Go KidLift Celebrates One Year in Business By Beth Stroud When two South Hills moms realized that cloning themselves was about the only way they’d be able to get their children to all of their activities while also performing their job requirements and household responsibilities, they began supporting one another with carpooling. It’s been a common practice for years – but not everyone always has that “go to” person when support is needed. So the former neighbors brainstormed a way to help parents who needed transportation for their children to various activities. Meeting parents’ needs for their children’s transportation was the inspiration to incorporate KidLift. Unlike Ubler or Lyft which are geared toward adults, KidLift is a transportation service for children ages 4 through 17. “You know the struggle,” exclaimed Lori Pollock, who owns KidLift along with fellow Peters Township resident, Alexandra “Ali” Lucas. “Practice starts at 5 p.m. but you’re on the clock until then. Or you have kids who need to be in two different places at the same time.” Pollock and Lucas knew that moms and dads faced this same dilemma on a regular basis. Since September 2016, KidLift has been providing transportation services to children throughout the South Hills when their parents simply can’t. Most of their current routes run anywhere from Washington, PA up to Robinson Township or into the city. “We started out slow but have grown busier this

year,” shared Pollock. Some of their requests include daily transportation to private schools, preschool pick-ups and getting an entire group of siblings to their after school activities into downtown Pittsburgh. For many parents, safety when allowing others to transport their children is a huge concern. “Safety is our number one priority,” stated Pollock. With the goal of keeping everyone safe there are guidelines which must be followed by all parties – parents, passengers and employees. Parents who wish to utilize the service for their children must first complete required forms including demographics and health insurance information. In addition there is a “safe word” form that must be completed. The safe word is a word or phrase chosen by the parent and shared with their child and the assigned driver. KidLift drivers wear the signature yellow t-shirt with the KidLift logo and displays the KidLift magnet on the side of their vehicle. Prior to a child entering their vehicle, they exchange the safe word/phrase as part of their safety procedure. Passengers are expected to behave appropriately and respectfully while being transported. Parents receive a picture of their child’s driver via text prior to the scheduled trip. They also receive notifications via text/phone upon pick-up and drop-off of their child. Drivers for KidLift must be 25 years of age of older with a valid driver’s license, maintain a vehicle that is less

and alcohol use while driving. Trips can be scheduled by calling 1-877-867-6665. Twentyfour notice is requested but lastminute trips will be honored for an additional fee. Payments are made online prior to the trip. Pricing is $12 for 0-5 miles, $17 for 6-10 miles. Trips beyond 10 miles are charged an additional $1.50 per mile. Twelve hours’ notice is requested for cancellations. Cancellations without the KidLift founders Lori Pollock and Ali Lucas requested notice will be charged regular trip fees. Rides cancelled due to extreme circumstances, such as weather, may be done without any charge within three hours of the scheduled departure time. There is also group pricing available as well as discounts for routine trips. Additional charges may be incurred if it is requested that the KidLift driver has to wait for a child at their activity or if the drop off and pick up times are within an hour on one another. Wait fees are $20/hour KidLift drivers display the KidLift magnet and charged in 15 minute increon the sides of their vehicles ments. than 10 years old with 4-7 seating Hours of operation are Monday capacity, have a clean driver’s record, through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 9 and are subject to FBI fingerprinting, p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. until midcriminal background, sex offender night, and Saturday from 8 a.m. until record and child abuse checks. Both midnight. Services are not available on professional and personal references are Sunday. also verified. Strict rules prohibit use of More information on KidLift services cell phones while driving – other than and pricing, as well as the answers to for navigation purposes which must be frequently asked questions, can be set prior to departure. There is also a found on their website at www.kidliftzero tolerance policy for smoking, drug pa.com.

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Local People News CCAC Welding Student’s Work to be Installed as Public Art Bike Rack in the Cultural District Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) student Patrick Camut has created a work of art that marries form and function in a distinctly Pittsburgh fashion. In response to a call from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for artists to design sculptural bicycle racks to be installed throughout the Cultural District, Camut used the skills he acquired in CCAC’s welding technology program to create the parking chair to end all parking chairs. His proposal was accepted, and he worked on the project throughout the summer. The finished work will be installed this fall in the 900 block of Liberty Avenue, possibly across from the August Wilson Center. Camut, an art teacher at Patrick Camut Charleroi High School, enrolled in CCAC’s welding program to improve his welding skills for creating metal sculptures. The program has helped him grow in his craft beyond his expectations. He especially appreciates the “real world experience” of his instructors, who teach students how to apply the skills they have learned. One way Camut hopes to apply his skills is by creating more public art that can be enjoyed by all. To date, his unique artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions. “This program is like a master’s for me. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone,” said Camut, who will graduate this fall with an associate degree in welding technology. “Everything was presented in such an organized way. You could see where you wanted to go, and could see your own growth as you got there.” The project was something of a collaboration—CCAC Welding instructor Cody Stroud provided guidance and technical expertise; the materials were supplied by the college; and the base plate was drilled at Maxwell Welding & Machine. Camut will have earned several welding certifications by the time he graduates, which will also prove useful in his part-time work repairing the amphibious vehicles used by Just Ducky Tours. For more information on Patrick Camut and his work, visit patrickcamut.com. For more information on CCAC’s Welding Technology program, ccac.edu.

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Monongahela Scout Nolan Sion Achieves Eagle Scout Rank Nolan A. Sion, 18, of Boy Scout Troop #1448 of Monongahela has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, after passing his board of review on September 10. Nolan is the Son of Beth and Steve Sion of Monongahela. Nolan joined the Cub Scouts 12 years ago, and since joining Troop #1448, he has completed all required ranks, has earned 25 merit badges, has held position of Senior Patrol Leader, and has gained membership in the Order of the Arrow. Nolan is currently a senior at Ringgold High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Ringgold track team, and is employed at The Residence at Hilltop. He plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study criminal justice. Nolan Sion For his Eagle Scout project, the memorial at the American Legion Post #527 in Rankin, PA needed some help. Nolan created and designed a new memorial to honor the men and women who faithfully and proudly served our country. After many hours of planning and hard work, the American Legion Post #527 has a new memorial with a granite stone, a newly erected flagpole, benches and landscaping to honor our veterans. A court of honor ceremony will be held in November. Nolan would like to thank the donors, his family, friends, Troop #1448, and members of the American Legion Post #527 for all their help in making this project a great success.


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WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS OCTOBER EVENTS

The Ten Tenors will perform ‘Joy to the World!’ on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Westminster College. The trip includes Daffin’s Candies, dinner at the Avalon Country Club, transportation, taxes and gratuities, and show tickets. For information, call Marlene Oens at 724-258-3950.

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., in West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-4976. The manager is Jody Geletko. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call to receive our monthly email, then decide what days you would join us for lunch. Lunch reservations are due one week before each Tuesday. The center has a full beauty shop, Tuesday through Friday. Phone and ask for Judy. Daily card playing, pool, Wii bowling, card bingo at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, monthly grocery bingo, and speakers are part of what we offer regularly. Below is our schedule of events for October: October 18 - Lunch and a Show - Mark Davis entertaining, $5. Tickets in advance required. Call 724-872-4976 or stop in and pay for your ticket. Lunch is at noon and the show is at 1 p.m. Lunch is pork roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert, drinks. October 18 - Monthly Casino Trip - Wheeling. Cost is $25 for bus; the casino gives you $25 of free play. Call the center at 724-872-4976 to make your reservation and mail your check. Cancellations accepted only if you replace yourself. October 9 and October 26 - Lady Luck Casino Trips - Come and eat lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the center, donation collected for lunch then $10 payment collected by Lady Luck and returned to you in the form of a gift certificate. $20 free play. The van holds 14 people, so call 724-872-4976 and make your reservation the Tuesday before each trip to make your RSVP. Van departs at 12:30 p.m. for Lady Luck and at 5 p.m. for the return trip home. October 13 – Guest Speaker - 11 a.m. Sara Schmukur, Vice President of Fund Development for Mon Valley Hospital, will be our speaker and you are also invited to make reservations to join us for lunch. October 19 - Coffee and Canvas - Two art teachers will help you paint a wonderful Halloween canvas. $20 for the canvas, instruction, and all paint supplies. Sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 724-872-4976 to RSVP. October 20 - Flu Shots – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free for most insurances. Please bring photo identification and all insurance cards. October 31 - Halloween Party - Call the center at 724-872-4976 for details and to make your reservation.

October News from Clairton AARP #1612 The October meeting of Clairton AARP #1612 is Wednesday, October 25 at Wilson Presbyterian Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts. The group will be entertained with the soft sounds of singing duo Darryl & Kim. Our tour committee has planned an overnight trip on November 7-8 to Lancaster, PA for "The Miracle of Christmas" at the Sight and Sound Theatre. Space is still available. For further information, call Margie at 724-872-1165. You can get complete information on these and future activities by calling Kathy at 412-854-0594 to

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Senior Luncheon Planned at Peters Twp. Recreation Center Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. and include entertainment, an interesting speaker or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Day: October 11 – Karaoke sing-along with DJ Ray Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Peters Township Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Room


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VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER OCTOBER EVENTS Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in October: October 1 Lunch: 12 p.m. Our guest speaker will be from Senior Safe at Home. They will be making root beer floats. October 26 Lunch: 12 p.m. We will enjoy the grocery bingo presented to us from Senior Life of Washington. Great prizes can be won for your selection. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for October: Alice Collar; Margaret Echenrode; Sally Holdsworth; Rosemarie Leslie; Shirley Mitchell; Donna Munz; Shirley Olenak; Mary Ellen Talban; William Van Kirk; and Patricia Van Kirk. Anniversaries: Rose Marie and James Leslie; Dorothy and Boyd Townsend.

AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Offered at Peters Twp. Recreation Center This is an 8-hour 2-day class held at Peters Township Community Recreation Center, 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia. Pre-registration required. Minimum 8 – Maximum 15 Day: Monday and Tuesday, November 13 & 14 Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: $15 AARP Member / $20 AARP Non-Member We are offering a 4-hour refresher course for those that have previously taken an 8-hour course. This will be held at Peters Township Community Recreation Center, 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia. Pre-registration required. Minimum 8 – Maximum 15 Day: Monday, December 4 (must bring certificate & AARP card) Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: $15 AARP Member / $20 AARP Non-Member Registration Deadline: November 1 Register: At the Recreation Center ONLY Make checks payable to AARP. Call the Recreation Center for additional information at 724-942-5000.

Seniors for Safe Driving Classes Scheduled for October • October 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Paramont Senior Living, Bethel Park, PA 15102 • October 12, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642 To register for a class call 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245 or visit www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.

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ASK ASK the

EXPERTS LASER-CATARACT EYE CARE Q: Can my cataract surgery be performed with a laser?

A: Yes. Spartan Health Surgicenter has teamed up with the doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants to provide the latest laser technology for cataract removal.

Q: Why use Laser REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY when the standard procedure has provided excellent results?

James P. Mondzelewski, MD Glaucoma Cataract Consultants

A: Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery allows for the performance of REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY. The goal is to not only remove the clouded human lens and restore good vision but also provide accuracy, heretofore not possible, that allows for minimum, if any, dependence on glasses post-procedure.

Q: How does the laser do this? A: The laser, painlessly, in about 35 seconds, makes all the incisions necessary for the cataract procedure. It also creates relaxing incisions for the reduction of astigmatism, and it softens and divides the cataract to facilitate its removal in the operating room.

Q: Who will most benefit from Laser REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY?

A: Patients with cataracts that wish to reduce dependence on, or eliminate glasses, will most greatly benefit from this advanced technology. The laser technology allows for the reduction of astigmatism, the elimination of nearsightedness and farsightedness, and the more accurate placement of multifocal or bifocal implants. With bifocal implants, the almost complete elimination of glasses for reading and distance vision is possible.

Q: Is every patient a candidate for Laser REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY?

A: The doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants, Dr. Mondzelewski and Dr. Danaher, will decide with you what procedure might be of most benefit. Certain patients with corneal or macula difficulties may not fully benefit from the new technology, and the standard small incision surgery can provide good results.

Q: Where will my surgery be performed? A: Spartan Health Surgicenter, together with the doctors at Glaucoma Cataract Consultants, have teamed up to provide the LenSx laser platform. This advanced technology femtosecond laser has already had extensive use at Spartan Health Surgicenter. We are proud to provide this state of the art approach to cataract surgery here in the Mon Valley.

James P. Mondzelewski, MD Glaucoma Cataract Consultants,

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SPORTS Youghiogheny Country Club Ladies Hold Rally for the Cure Benefit

Chairmen of the event, pictured, were Carole Friend and Jean Joseph.

League members, pictured, who hosted the breakfast as well as donated the baskets are Carole Friend, Patty Decima, Pat Sheleheda, Sandy Mikita, Judi Murray, Jan Baum, Jean Joseph, Angie Zalakar and Rose Marie Zuro.

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine-Hole League held a Rally for the Cure for the benefit of breast cancer research. Funds from the basket raffle and donations amounted to $830. The event coincided with the 18-Hole Doe Day Event. The winners of the nine-hole event, a two-person chapman, were Jean Joseph and Rose Marie Zuro.

YCC Ladies’ Chairman’s Cup 2017 Winners Announced Winners of Youghiogheny 18Hole Ladies’ Golf Association Chairman’s Cup were Hee Soo Kim and Maureen Fiore. The format was better ball of two. Winners posted a net 63.

Hunter Safety Class to Take Place October 14th Rostraver Sportsmen's & Conservation Association, 559 Cedar Creek Road, Belle Vernon, is hosting a hunter safety class on Saturday, October 14. This is free to all who may need the class to hunt this year. Interested parties need to first register on the PA Game Commission website. For more information, please contact the Club at 724-872-4399.

Youghiogheny Women’s Golf Association Hosts Doe Day as Wine-Themed Event

The committee: Lorraine Payne, Sandy Payne and Linda Byers hold several wine-themed prizes.

The winning team: Angie Piesik and Kathy Bartony stand behind Maureen Fiore and Vicky Bezeredi.

The Youghiogheny 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Doe Day recently at the Youghiogheny Country Club. Linda Byers and Lorraine Payne assisted Chairlady Sandy Payne to organize the wine-themed event. The format was better two balls of four. In a tie breaking match of cards, the winners were Kathy Bartony, Vicky Bezeredi, Maureen Fiore, and Angie Piesik. Skills prizes went to members and guests respectively: Closest second shot on number 7, Sue Hobart and Kathy Smith; Longest putt on number 9, Diane Riley and Kim Kartsonas; Closest to the pin on number 13, Lynn Cherny and Patsy Derry.

Star of the Year Tournament Winners Announced Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine-Hole League winner of the Star of the Year Tournament is Jan Baum and runner-up is Pat Lozano.

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YOUR HEALTH ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Names Monongahela Valley Hospital High Performing in COPD and Heart Failure

Breakthrough Surgical Treatment Option for Acid Reflux Disease Now Available at Jefferson Hospital

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2017-18 in COPD and Heart Failure by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. “Monongahela Valley Hospital is delighted that U.S. News recognizes our commitment to high-quality care for people living with COPD and congestive heart failure,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO. “The news and information service evaluated MVH’s programs even before we established our Community Care Network last spring which provides care coordination for people with many chronic conditions, such as COPD and CHF, from hospitalization through the transition to the next step of their care.” For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. “For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.” The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. In addition to the U.S. News distinction, MVH was named a 5-Star Recipient for Quality COPD Treatment from Healthgrades® and earned The Joint Commission’s Advanced Disease-Specific Certification in COPD earlier this year.

People in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and lower Mon Valley suffering from a common digestive disorder now have a groundbreaking, minimally invasive treatment option available to them closer to home. Surgeons at Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital this summer started offering the novel LINX Management System for patients who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux. Studies have shown that LINX can greatly reduce the symptoms and risks from GERD. The procedure became the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved, non-medical surgical therapy for GERD five years ago. LINX offers an alternative to daily medications for the chronic disease in which acid or other stomach contents back up in the esophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. GERD is caused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a valve-like muscle that regulates the passage of food and liquid from the esophagus into the stomach. When gastric juices flow back into the esophagus, it can be severely damaged and lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms for the patient. Heartburn is the most common of these symptoms, along with chest pain, regurgitation, sore throat, and chronic cough. According to the American Gastroenterology Association, it is estimated that more than 60 million Americans experience symptomatic GERD at least once a month, and 15 million suffer from it daily. “The LINX system is designed to reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter, which acts like a trap door between the esophagus and stomach,” explained Tunc Aksehirli, MD, a Jefferson Hospital general surgeon who performed the first LINX procedure at the hospital. Similar in appearance to a watch or bracelet, the LINX system consists of a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads that act as a barrier to reflux. During a 30- to 60-minute outpatient laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon places the bracelet around the base of the esophagus. The LINX then expands when food or liquid passes through. After swallowing, the magnetic bond allows the beads to close and prevent gastric juices from refluxing back into the esophagus. “Effectively treating GERD with a surgical repair of the LES can not only improve patients’ quality of life by eliminating symptoms, but it may also help to prevent or stop serious associated conditions,” said Dr. Blair Jobe, Director of the Esophageal and Lung Institute at AHN, “such as adult-onset asthma, chronic cough, and Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition.”

Volunteers at Our Lady of the Valley Church Provide Dignity Robes to Cancer Patients Women undergoing radiation for breast cancer at Mon Valley and Jefferson Hospital are receiving a comforting asset from all volunteers that help in making dignity robes. Dignity robes are made at Our Lady of the Valley Church by parishioners and volunteers from the Mon Valley. Those who receive these robes as cancer patients appreciate the personal gift of care that goes into making each robe, and they get to keep the robes. In two years, the group has made over 300 robes, led by Rita Demeter and Vera Klein, both residents of Carroll Twp. who initiated the project. Volunteers meet the 3rd Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon in the social hall of Our Lady of the Valley Church except during winter months. Volunteers are needed to sew, cut, iron and etc. We need more volunteers, and monetary contributions are also appreciated. For more information about volunteering or donating, call Rita at 724-565-1244.

SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB MEETING PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 17TH The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on October 17, 2017 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Dr. Megan Myers, audiologist, Swift Audiology. Her presentation is "Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids." All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Carol


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Monongahela Valley Hospital's Center for Children's Rehabilitation Services Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Monongahela Valley Hospital's (MVH) Center for Children's Rehabilitation (CCR) Services recently celebrated 10 years of helping children in the Mon Valley. During that time, the MVH CCR has treated hundreds of children from birth to age 21 for conditions such as apraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome, fine and gross motor skill delays, neuromuscular and neurological conditions, orthopedic disorders, pervasive Occupational therapists Kelly Wichrowski developmental disabilities, sensory (front), Christy Michaels (left) and Michelle Fell (right) celebrating the 10th anniversary of integration disorders, speech/lanMVH’s Center for Children’s Rehabilitation. guage delays and disorders as well as swallowing disorders. The MVH CCR has active patients from Washington, Fayette, Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, among others. Services include speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Patients must have a prescription from a physician to receive service and most insurances are accepted. The MVH CCR is committed to the medical, educational, and emotional needs of children and adolescents, as well as, their families. At the center, innovative and comprehensive programming is provided to help each child obtain the best life possible. The center is located at 1029 Country Club Road, Suite 202, Monongahela, PA 15063. For additional information or to schedule a day or evening appointment, call 724-258-2971.

Mon Valley YMCA Hosts Yogathon on October 8th The Mon Valley YMCA is hosting a yogathon on Sunday, October 8 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Mon Valley YMCA Debbie McKita Kurtis Yogathon celebrates the passion for good health through yoga, commemorates the life of Debbie McKita Kurtis, and supports the enrichment of youth programs. Leading this class are area instructors Brittany Mucy, Tanya Chaney, Irené Beliso, Ashley Selva, Amaera Felder, and New York City instructor Patricia Kuharic. Debbie was a Y member who passed away far too young from Leiomyosarcoma but left those who Debbie McKita Kurtis knew her with a reminder to smile, be joyful, find the good in everyone, and to share love and kindness. She also had a passion for finding good health through fitness and making others who attended group fitness classes glad they came. The cost is $15 per person with all proceeds benefiting youth programming at the Mon Valley YMCA. The Y’s youth programming allows that every child in the community has access to the Y's youth and teen initiatives, regardless of financial means. Participants are asked to bring their own mat. T-shirt orders are now being taken.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Welcomes New Emergency Department Director Sundeep Ekbote, M.D., joined the medical staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital as director of the Emergency Department. Dr. Ekbote earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania which later became Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Ekbote, who served as an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University, provided care as an interim emergency medicine physician at hospitals in four states including California, Colorado, Hawaii and Washington. Prior to joining the medical staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital, he was affiliated with Jefferson Hospital for 15 years where during the past two years of his tenure in the Dr. Sundeep Ekbote Emergency Medicine Department he served as the Director of Quality. As a specialist in emergency medicine, Dr. Ekbote is among an elite group of physicians who thrive when tackling medical issues with limited information when time may be crucial to the outcome. On any given day, he and his team of dedicated physicians and nurses diagnose and treat everything from sports sprains and influenza to heart attacks and strokes. Their skill and expertise have led to MVH earning the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of people experiencing heart attacks by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries. MVH also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, The Joint Commission’s Certification for Primary Care Stroke Center and the Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. In addition, according to Press Ganey surveys, people who received care in MVH’s Emergency Department in July 2017 ranked the hospital in the 99th percentile for overall patient satisfaction. “In the ED, we are team of people helping people,” said Dr. Ekbote. “Every shift we see people of all ages — from babies to seniors — who present with a full spectrum of physical conditions and acute medical disorders that require immediate and acute care. We value the trust they place in us to assess their medical needs, make decisions and coordinate their care. Every day we have a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.” Dr. Ekbote and his wife, Dr. Seema Ekbote, who is a primary care/internal medicine physician in Bentleyville, are the parents of a teenage son and daughter.

Free Flu Vaccines Offered by Baldwin EMS On Three Separate Dates Free flu vaccines will be given by Baldwin EMS at Pleasant Hills Municipal Building, Community Room, 1st Floor, 410 East Bruceton Road, on the following dates: • Friday, October 13, 4-6 p.m. • Friday, October 20, 9 a.m. - noon • Wednesday, November 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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Free Flu Shots Available for the Clairton Community Clairton Community PartnerSHIP, funded by the McKeesport Hospital Foundation, is offering free flu shots to the Clairton community. The Clairton EMS will be contacting the program. The free flu shots are open to the public from the surrounding communities at any scheduled site. No appointment is necessary. No insurance is needed. Ages 18 and up. Different sites and different times of the day are offered to be convenient for the public. Home visits to the disabled will be given by Clairton EMS in the city of Clairton only; call 412475-0544 for appointment. Are all welcome!

2017 Clairton EMS Flu Shot Schedule 10/1 to 10/31/2017 - Call Clairton EMS for home visits to disabled. 412-4750544. 10/2/2017 - 10 a.m. -1p.m. - Glassport Senior Citizens, 544 Monongahela Ave., Clairton. 412-443-9833 or 412-672-2310. 10/3/2017 - 1-3 p.m. - Saint Clare of Assisi Parish, 460 Reed Street, Clairton. 412-233-7870. 10/4/2017- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Clairton Public Library, 616 Miller Ave., Clairton. 412-233-7966. 10/5/2017 - 10 a.m. -12 p.m. - Clairton Life Span Steel Valley, 530 Miller Ave., Clairton. 412-233-4847. 10/7/2017 - 11a.m. - 4 p.m. - Pine Run Church, 901 N. 6th St., Clairton. 412233-6069. 10/9/2017 - 5 - 7 p.m.; 911 N. State St., Clairton. 412-526-3690. 10/10/2017 - 6 - 8 p.m. - Clairton Municipal Building, 551 Ravensburg Blvd., Clairton. 412-475-0544. 10/12/2017 - 3 – 6 p.m. - Clairton Municipal Building, 551 Ravensburg Blvd., Clairton. 412-475-0544. 10/17/2017 - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Wilson Civic Center, 433 North State Street. 412-233-5465 or 412-233-3537. 10/24/2017 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Clairton Municipal Building, 551 Ravensburg Blvd., Clairton. 412-475-0544.

Tri-Community South EMS Offers Free Flu Shots in South Hills Communities Tri-Community South EMS will be participating in the Mon River Fleet free flu shot program again this year. Tri Community South will be giving free flu shots in three South Hills communities. You must be 18 years old or older to receive a shot and no insurance is necessary. Below is the schedule for the 2017 flu shot program: Upper St. Clair October 5, 12 to 4 p.m. at the Upper St Clair Community Recreation Center on Mayview Road South Park October 10, 12 to 4 p.m. at the South Park Community Center on Brownsville Road Bethel Park October 18, 12 to 4 p.m. at the Tri-Community South EMS headquarters on Progress Blvd.


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL OCTOBER EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3, 4 and 5 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. The program is three consecutive days. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 20 — Nar-Anon Family Group 6 - 7 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412512-4718. Monday, Oct. 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. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, Oct. 10 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Oct. 10 — RSDS Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. Wednesday, Oct. 11 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. To register, call 724-2581483. Thursday, Oct. 12 — Diabetes Support Group 2 - 4 p.m., HealthPlex, Room 120. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. Thursday, Oct. 12 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an

option for people wanting to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To register, call 724-258-1333. th Saturday, Oct. 14 — 14 Annual MVH Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk 10 a.m., Charleroi Market House, 423 McKean Avenue, Charleroi. Join friends and neighbors as they walk to support the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer in our community at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the day of the event or register early at http://bit.ly/mvhbcw17. A $10 minimum donation is suggested for anyone over the age of 6. The first 300 walkers raising or donating a minimum of $25 will receive a commemorative bag. For more information, call 724-258-1855xq. Monday, October 16 — Innovations in Spinal Stenosis 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about spinal. Eric Nabors, M.D., will speak on the symptoms of spinal stenosis, causes and various treatment options. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17, 18 and 19 — Managing Your Diabetes 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This educational program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. The program is three consecutive days. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Breast Cancer Luncheon, Education and Screening 12:30 - 3 p.m., ECC. Learn how early detection and diagnosis can protect you and those you love from breast cancer. Registration is required by calling 724258-1333. Wednesday, Oct. 18 — Arthritis

Support Group 1 p.m., ECC. This group meets quarterly (every three months), the third Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 724-258-1321. Thursday, Oct.19 — Ostomy Support Group 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. th Wednesday, Oct. 25 — 28 Annual Medical Staff Symposium 7:30 a.m., ECC. This annual event, featuring renowned speakers from across the country, is designed for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to learn about the latest advancements incancer management. Cost is $25 for non-MVH physicians and nurses. For more information call, 724-258-1145. Thursday, Oct. 26 — Stroke Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455. Thursday, Oct. 26 — Talk With a Doc: “Regenerative Treatments in

Orthopedics” 6 p.m., Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. Jose RamirezDel Toro, M.D., Non-Operative Spine and Sports Medicine, will discuss “Regenerative Treatments in Orthopedics”. To register, call 724-2581333. Friday, Oct. 27 — MVH Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. For more information or to register, call 724258-1282 or visit redcrosslife.org. Friday, Oct. 27 — 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. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Oct. 31 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 4 – 8 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35. To register, call 724258-1333.

Innovations in Medicine

Spinal Stenosis Eric Nabors, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon

Monday, Oct. 16 6 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital Free program, parking and light refreshments.

To register, call 724-258-1333. MM/AB-MVM/8-17


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Library News BALDWIN BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

COMMUNITY CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY

41 Macek Dr #115 Pittsburgh, PA 15227 412-885-2255 www.baldwinborolibrary.org Technology and Marketing Librarian: Pam Calfo

3677 Myrtle Avenue Castle Shannon, PA 15234 412-563-4552

Baldwin Library Participates in Project Linus Knit/Crochet for Charity with Emily - Saturday, Oct. 7 @ 1 p.m. Make a colorful blanket for a child for Project Linus, or a chemo cap for a cancer patient at Hillman Cancer Center. Patterns will be available or bring one that you would like to try. Registration is required. For all of our programs, please visit the library’s website: www.baldwinborolibrary.org.

BENTLEYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 931 Main Street Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-239-5122 www.washlibs.org/bentleyville Acting Director: Char Carpenter

Bentleyville Public Library Upcoming Events All events will be at the library's temporary location at the Fairpoint Building, 608 Main Street in Bentleyville. Storytime - Every Monday until November 21 at 11 a.m. Story, craft and songs for ages 30 months to 5 years. “It’s All We’ve Got” Presentation October 25. ‘It's All We've Got: Health in a Warmer World’ presented by Ned Ketyer, MD, FAAP from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Registration required by calling the library.

www.castleshannonlibrary.org Heather Myrah, Library Director Heather Weleski-Youth Services Coordinator

‘100th Anniversary of the Great Castle Shannon Bank Robbery’ Presented at Castle Shannon Library Retired Keystone Oaks High School history teacher Edd Hale will be at the library on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Great Castle Shannon Bank Robbery. On May 14, 1917, the sleepy mining hamlet of Castle Shannon erupted in violence as four desperadoes robbed the town’s only bank and found themselves caught in a Wild West-style shootout with the townspeople. Hear how this holdup was planned, executed, and partly foiled as we look at one of Pittsburgh’s most notorious crimes. Based on extensive research of court documents, period newspapers, and even an eyewitness interview, this almost unknown story rivals other well-known tales of the Daltons, Youngers, and James Brothers. Registration is appreciated.

find it – promote kindness! Rocks and paints will be provided. Paints may be permanent, so dress accordingly. We look forward to seeing you. For questions, call 724 379-7940. For more events information, please find us at www.facebook.com/DonoraLibrary/ or visit our website.

JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, 925 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org Director: Jan Reschenthaler

Jefferson Hills Library Offers ‘ A View of the Afterlife’ All programs are open to the public at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room. Register online at www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or call the Library at 412655-7741. "A View of the Afterlife" – Presented by Pittsburgh Medium Marjorie Rivera Kane. Tuesday, October 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register online. All of our programs can be accessed on jeffersonhillslibrary.org

DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY 510 Meldon Avenue Donora, PA 15033 724-379-7940 www.washlibs.org/donora

Donora Public Library Hosts ‘Kindness Rocks’ Event Kindness Rocks Painting - October 7, 1 – 2 p.m. All middle and high school students are welcome to attend. Choose a rock and paint something kind or happy on it. You may hide your rock wherever you wish for someone else to

MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY 813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5409 www.washlibs.org/monongahela/

Monongahela Area Library Offers ‘Keep Cursive Current’ Program Keep Cursive Current has returned to once again help our students learn and practice their cursive writing. Many

schools are cutting this vital subject from their curriculum, but we feel it is an important skill. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. for children in 2nd grade and up.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 301 Lindsay Road Scott Township, PA 15106 412-429-5380 www.scottlibrary.org Contact: Angelina Levyy

Scott Township Public Library Gets Ready for Book Sale Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - Scott Park Community Room, Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15. • 10/12 from 5 - 7 p.m. (Friends of the Library Members Only Night - you may join at the door!) • 10/13 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • 10/14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • 10/15 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Brown Bag Day -- $5.00/bag) Visit www.scottlibrary.org for more programs and information.

WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 124 North Water St. West Newton, PA 724-633-0798 www.wlnonline.org

West Newton Public Library Hosts ‘Meet the Author’ Event Come and meet author Scott Brown at the library on Saturday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. Scott Brown's new book, ‘Pittsburgh Steelers Fans' Bucket List,’ looks at tailgating, Heinz Field activities, plus much more. Please call the library to register for this event at 724-633-0798.


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

Monessen Public Library Hosts Local Author Scott Brown Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will host Greenburg author Scott Brown on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. He provided coverage of the Steelers football team for close to ten years as part of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review newspaper and ESPN. Brown is the author of six books, including ‘The Pittsburgh Fans’ Bucket List.’ Currently, he is collaborating with former Steeler great Tunch Ilkin on a book, which will be released in 2018. Brown provides ideas, recommendations and insider tips for the must-see places and can’t miss activities near Heinz Field. Hear his perspective on the Immaculate Reception, tailgating and the best places to watch the

game. For those attending the Scott Brown lecture, please consider bringing with you any new or gently used coats, hats, gloves or mittens in sizes for children or adults for the ongoing coat collection. The winter clothing can be donated during regular business hours and deposited in the collection box near the circulation desk.

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

Pleasant Hills Public Library Plans Halloween Party Second Annual Family Halloween Spectacular Party - Friday, October 20 at 6 p.m. Wear your costume for a truly spook-tacular after-hours evening at the Library. Enjoy not-so-scary sto-

ries, sinister crafts, mysterious games, and frighteningly yummy snacks. Trickor-treat inside the Library. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in different age categories. Library doors will open at 5:45 p.m. A $3 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. Family program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net The Pleasant Hills Public Library offers tons of wonderful programs for all ages all year round. To learn more, please visit our website at www.pleasanthillslibrary.org For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net.

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

Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania Tuesday, October 17 at 1 p.m. Join us for a spooky presentation of the state’s haunted roadways led by author and archivist Thomas White. Ghostly travelers, creeping fogs, strange beasts, and long-dead murderers –the Keystone State has them all! So hitch a ride — if you dare! — and travel with us to discover the region’s ghost tales and mysterious legends that lead to…the end of the road! Registration is required; call 412-8826622. For more program information, visit our website at www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

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School News...School News Cook, Benedum Foundation Announce Teaching Artist Project Funding in Beth Center and Bentworth School Districts Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) and James Denova, vice president of the Benedum Foundation, held a news conference at Bentworth High School to officially announce that both the Beth Center and Bentworth school districts have each received funding to host two full-year teaching artist residencies. Through the generous support of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the funds were made available to both districts from the Rural Arts Collaborative – Arts Education Project, which is one of the initiatives of the Fayette County Cultural Trust. “We are truly grateful to the Benedum Foundation for funding these projects in both school districts,” said Cook. “The students will be exposed to a beneficial arts education experience, while at the same time, help to beautify their communities with public art. These programs will enhance and continue to improve the quality of life in our region, assisting our efforts to attract both employers and employees to the 49th District.” Beginning in September, each teaching artist will spend an entire year working on their projects with a lead art teacher and students in the classroom. The final works of art will eventually be installed in public spaces in and around the Bentleyville community. Beth Center is hosting silkscreen artist Codi Yoders, who will work with high school students to produce a variety of different conceptual silk-screened pieces for both indoor and outdoor installation. Yoders has worked with students through the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Bentworth is hosting Japanese watercolorist Hiromi Katayama, who will work with high school students to produce large connecting thematic panels of artwork created in the traditional Japanese watercolor method. Katayama has been recognized locally and nationally for her unique, yet traditional style, and some of her student artwork can be found at various sites in the city of Washington.

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Back-To-School Blast Scores Big at Monessen Family Center By Jill Runfola On a beautiful day outside of Monessen Family Center, 412 Reed Ave., on Thursday, August 24, it was a family event as children and their parents crowded the jam-packed grounds for a Back-to-School Blast, from 5-7 pm. They were gifted with filled backpacks and inspired by Pittsburgh Steelers great Wes Lyons. This event was sponsored by the Staff and children enjoyed the event. Pictured Monessen Family Center Fatherare (front, l -r): Ty‘ Naya Youngblood and Marco hood Group, a part of the center Bassett and (l-r) Taki Frezzell; Supervisor Kim and an affiliate of SPHS (SouthEgidi; Family Developmental Specialist Jessica western PA Human Services) and Anderson; and Trevian Thompson. the school district. Donations came from various organizations and churches in the community. Donated items included the prizes for the raffles: soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, art kits, Wal-Mart gift cards, and Kennywood tickets. Families enjoyed hot dogs, chips, and water. Raven Anderson volunteered his time as DJ of the event. Also, there were games, giveaways, prizes, and water balloons. Children gathered with excitement around past Steelers wide receiver Lyons. Pittsburgh Steelers former player He answered questions and signed Wes Lyons is surrounded by children autographs. The kids really looked at the Back-to-School Blast. up to him, and not just because he is 6’ 8” tall. Lyons, whose last season with the Steelers was 2012, said, “I played in the NFL for about 3 ½ years, then I pulled my Achilles tendon, which ended my career. Now I own an education company, wrote a book and own a bakery.” He continued, “I started(football) at age 3, and it was all about having fun. When I was 8 years old, I was lifting weights. My father saw success in me…I received scholarships in high school. Sports is a platform for you to meet new people and also play professionally.” To the crowd, Lyons said, “I used sports—that’s how I gained success.” He noted that people are more likely to buy his book and frequent his bakery because he is a former Pittsburgh Steeler. He talked about handouts: “I’d rather teach the lesson of someone going out and earning the money rather than giving it away.” The event concluded on a high note and was a success! Family Center Supervisor Kim Egidi said the event is about “just doing something for the community, celebrating the kids going back to school, and acknowledging positive father role models in kids’ lives.” The children had a fantastic time, learned more about the importance of sports, and many backpacks were given away that day.


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Ringgold Elementary School North Collects Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

RESN 4th graders along with Ross Ference, principal; Paul Kennedy, event organizer; and Susan Toth, fourth grade teacher.

The students, parents, and staff at Ringgold Elementary School North in Finleyville responded in a huge way to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Susan Toth, fourth grade teacher, requested permission from Mr. Ross Ference and Mr. Mark Alberts, co-principals, to conduct the drive at the school. In just three days, the school’s office was overflowing with donations that soon spread into the hallway. “Each day, it became more overwhelming to see the generosity of our school community,” Toth said. Angelina Hefner, a fourth grade student commented, “It made me feel good to walk in the school and see everything piling up to give to those people.” A group of volunteers, led by Mrs. Toth’s childhood friend, Paul Kennedy of New Eagle, began to organize a help drive earlier in the week to transport donations to Texas. “Wow! Massive donations from Ringgold Elementary North,” Kennedy said. “Thank you students, parents, and Mrs. Toth.” Kennedy led a caravan of seven trucks and trailers to the flood-ravaged areas. “I can’t imagine what those kids and adults will say when our stuff gets delivered to them,” said Helena Green, 10 years old. Mrs. Toth’s fourth grade students carried the hundreds of bags and boxes of donated water, food, baby care items, pet necessities, and clothing outside where they filled a livestock trailer. “My heart is full today,” Toth said. “Some lessons just can’t be taught from a textbook!”

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Cal U Professor Honored as Addiction Educator of the Year Counselor at California University of Pennsylvania Helped to Develop Prevention Awareness Recovery Center On Campus Dr. John D. Massella, an associate professor at California University of Pennsylvania and a licensed professional counselor, will receive the 2017 NAADAC Addiction Educator of the Year Award Sept. 25 at the organization’s annual conference in Denver, Colo. NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 95,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals worldwide. Massella, a resident of Venetia, joined Cal U’s Counseling Center in 2010 after working for 30 years at Gateway Rehabilitation in Monroeville. At the start of the fall semester, he became director of the Office for Students with Disabilities at John Massella California University, where he continues to teach two graduate courses in counselor education during the winter and summer terms. Massella operates a private practice in McMurray and also works with health care professionals who struggle with addiction. “I am very honored and can’t imagine being considered, let alone winning a national award,” Massella says. “I can think of a thousand people who deserve this … who have done, and are still doing, great work.” Mary Van Osdol, a licensed professional counselor and certified Masters Addiction counselor who has her own practice in Wexford, nominated him for the award. She and Massella were colleagues at Gateway Rehabilitation. “John is completely approachable, genuinely concerned for people and one of the most highly regarded therapists and educators in the state,” she says. “He has impacted so many people’s careers.” At Cal U, Massella has played a key role in developing the Prevention Awareness Recovery Center, or PARC. Cal U is the first university in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and one of only 250 nationwide to have a designated recovery center that provides support, services, and resources for students who are struggling with the use of alcohol and other drugs, as well as students


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CCAC Teams Up with Other Area Community Colleges to Offer Apprenticeship Readiness Program As the commercial construction industry continues to expand, the need for skilled tradespeople has never been greater. Construction of power plants, health care facilities, office buildings and mixed-use developments is creating lifelong career opportunities in the construction trades. To meet the high demand, the construction trade associations of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland counties have launched the Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) to help those interested in the trades to successfully apply and be accepted into the tuition-free apprenticeship training programs offered by the region’s 16 construction trade unions and their partner contractors. The Community College of Allegheny County will hold a four-week, free training program at CCAC’s Washington County Center from October 16 to November 9, with classes held daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (150 hours total). The program covers first aid and CPR training, OSHA 10 certifications, construction math, blueprint reading, hands-on instruction with tools and materials at union worksites, tours of union training centers and more. Women, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and veterans will be given priority; however, all interested candidates are urged to apply. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Resources, is providing $200,000 in funding for the ARP. For more information on the program or to apply, contact Brian Hannon at 412788-7357 or bhannon@ccac.edu.

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Save the Date! Saint Elizabeth Elementary School ‘Hallo-Boo Cash Bash’ Slated for October 28th Saturday evening, October 28, in the Saint Elizabeth Parish gymnasium, a Hallo-Boo Cash Bash will take place. Tickets are $35 each or $50 per couple with the opportunity to win over $10,000. Winners of the prizes need not be present to win. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door at $35 each. With a Halloween theme, prizes will be awarded for the best male and female costumes, but costumes are optional.The cost of the ticket includes dinner, but this is a BYOB event. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. There will also be a Chinese auction, a Wheelbarrow of Cheer, 50/50, and table games (including Black Jack, Poker, etc.). Tickets may be purchased at the school or parish offices. Call the school at 412- 881-2958 or the parish office at 412-882-8744 for more information.

Ringgold Middle School Students ‘Love Out Loud’ for Hurricane Victims

St. Elizabeth Elementary School will hold a preschool story hour open to the public on Thursday, October 12 from 1-2 p.m. Any child that is 3 years old and older (and potty-trained) is welcome to attend. We will have a story, followed by some activities with some of our middle school students. Children can be dropped off after signing in with one of the preschool teachers or middle school students. Parents can stay, but it’s not necessary. If you have any questions, email slydon@stelizabeth.org.

CCAC Hosts Fall Job Fairs Throughout Allegheny County The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host job fairs beginning September 28 and continuing through November 1 at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. The CCAC South Campus Job & Employee Networking Fair will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. at B Building, 4th Floor Commons, Mezzanine, CCAC South Campus. For more information, including a list of participating companies and organizations, contact South Campus Job Placement and Career Services at 412-469-6214.

In September, Ringgold sixth graders stayed after school to make quilts for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Love Out Loud (LOL) seventh and eighth graders are planning a bake sale for the same cause.

Thomas Jefferson High School To Host Fall Festival of Bands October 7 The Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band will host their annual Fall Festival of Bands on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the TJHS Stadium. Doors open at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $8 and children under 5 are free. There will be lots of food and baked goods, auction baskets, novelty items and of course, performances from several local high school marching bands as well as the Seton Hill University Marching Band. It's always a great evening of fun, food and entertainment.


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Matthew Zabielski and Mia Campano 725 Acorn Lane EQM Gathering Opco LLC Bedel Road McNeilly Realty Assoc. GP 1912 State Route 51 Scott Alan Peterman 241 Coal Valley Road Robert Steffan 1944 Gill Hall Road Rita and Andrew Carter 352 Greene Drive Jeramie and Mandy Kozlowski 118 Hillview Road Komil Islamov and Tamara Musayeva 324 Hunters Field Circle Laurie Bowers 108 Lincoln Road Robert Hancharik Jr. and Nicole Hancharik 110 Neilson Drive Adam and Jodi Lombardi 290 Rainbow Drive Stephen and Thomas Shore 2007 Riverview Drive Jupiter Financial Services LLC 3039 Walton Road (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $122,664) by sheriff’s deed. Marjorie S Engel Kraus Frank Kanonik 6410 Jefferson Pointe Circle Maronda Homes Inc. Sean and Christine Cunningham 439 Labrador Lane Claudia Volk Richard George and Devin Nichole Coury 205 Nantucket Drive Karl Hart Sean and Michaelene Cerqua 252 Pointer Drive Lucas Erny Shawn Neidermeyer and Michelle Fullem 1065 Dale Road Frank John Wislick et al. Joseph and Lorene Wood trustee 116 Dale St. John Ackermann Robert Joseph & Maureen P Gordon Baniewicz 351 Greene Drive Estate of Catherine Louise Connelly Mary Louise Newman and Donna Lohrer 1628 Jefferson Ridge Drive Edward Macuga Wesley and Abigail Wolfgong 3204 Siler Drive

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Pennsylvania Resources Council to Conduct Composting Workshops This Fall Since fall is the perfect time to focus on education and acquiring new skills, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is offering a full slate of adult education classes held at a variety of locations in Allegheny County throughout the months ahead. Not sure what to do with leftover kitchen scraps and yard debris? Learn how to turn organic waste into a natural, homemade compost for lawns and gardens by attending a vermicomposting workshop in October. Composting kitchen waste and yard debris is easy to do and requires little time and effort – and produces a complete and natural food for the soil, improving its structure, water-retaining (Continued on page 56

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Prakash Katwaroo Deivi Portorreal David Crews Amun Handa Thomas and Tamara Bojsen Daniel Lee Cramer Prakash Katwaroo Hough Fleming Robert Junk Jr. and Lisa Hoff

MONONGAHELA Hoyt Emerick Jeffrey and Janice Smith Raymond Worrell Taylor Lux Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Rachel Bohon

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1089 Country Club Road 1024 Marne Ave. 900 Sheriden St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $79,000) by sheriff’s deed. Diane James trustee Gary and Mary Beth Miller Hilman St. Ruth Sheikhzadeh Patty Ruth LLC 24 Fourth Ave. Gladys Brooks Sinh Nguyen and Lan Pham 314 Seventh St. Horadex Investment Group LLC Kingdom First Properties LLC 244 Gregg St. Allan McKinney Jr. Nancy Briones 121 Illinois St. Destiny Coles Joshua and Merissa Bagiackas 1102 Lawton St. First Federal Savings & Loans Assn. GrFrancis Behanna 634 Marne Ave.

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127 Third Ave. $3,500 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $37,500) by sheriff’s deed. Papafish Inc. Maple Ave. $10,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $107,600) by sheriff’s deed. Michael and Tanya Chaney 821 Maple Ave. $16,599 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $786,300) by sheriff’s deed. Marcus Ondra 822 Maple Ave. $7,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $62,100) by sheriff’s deed.


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abilities and overall health. Vermicomposting involves worms; worms produce a product (castings) that is considered an especially good soil amendment and nutrient source. If sheltered from the cold, the system can maintain production year round. Participants will receive a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system. Learn how to house, feed, harvest and care for your own worms! To register for a PRC workshop, visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-4887490 x226. Vermicomposting Workshops • Wednesday, October 11, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., South Park Buffalo Inn • Wednesday, October 25, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Ann Jones Gerace Center, South Side • Cost: $70 single ($75 couple) and includes one compost box with worms. Preregistration is required.

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NEW EAGLE Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Solesource Properties LLC 112 Union St. $1,596 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of 40,000) by sheriff’s deed. Frank Dolinar Robert Lawrence Jr. 442 Fourth Ave. $45,000. PETERS TOWNSHIP Brenda Ann Saenz Marlene Veeck Wadwell Group Albert Timczyk Ironwood Estates L.P. Jeffrey Robinson Brian Homes Inc. Joan Marie Frank Cortes Builders Inc.

Devin Orsi Adam and Amanda Mosko NVR Inc. Vivek Sharma and Snigdha Sinha Adam and Megan DeSimone Brodie and Lindsey Miller Dane Summerville and Beth Troy Jonathan and Jennifer Grossman Brookwood Village LLC

Daniel Shetler Ross Vaughan Mark Cantrell Todd Henry Chanel Dene LoCastro Sandra Golding Elizabeth Wolverton Richard Crimm NVR Inc. Martik Properties LLP Chad Lehman Lynn Roehm Bruce Carson trustee Phiip Silcott et al. Elise Herman George Robert Conley Richard Boyce

John Junker II and Krista Junker Harley and Allison Doane Matthew Edward Kimpel Focal Point Real Estate LLC Susan Brine Justin Miller Ashley Rittle and Nicholas Ferraro Adell and Jedidiah Brown Brian and Lauren Hayes Wileen Schroeder Todd and Nicole Henry Robert Slavonic Daniel Ruffing Daniel and Kara Starceski Larry and Lorraine Weaver James and Alice Hanna Elizabeth and Scott Gilbert

302 Bridle Trail $458,000. 200 Brookwood Road $220,000. Cortland Drive $100,000. 503 Cortland Drive $565,000. Ironwood Court $15,000. 481 McCombs Road $450,000. 140 Monterey Drive $880,500. 169 Pleasantview Drive $445,000. 238 Brookwood Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $162,800). 301 Country Brook Drive $579,900. 1039 Elizabeth Drive $250,000. 212 Lightholder Drive $322,500. 205 Rock Run Road $457,500. 410 Scott Lane $135,000. 241 Sienna Trail $550,000. 251 Sienna Trail $425,000. 319 Springdale Road $319,900. 415 Winesap Court $377,970. 117 Anderson Station $222,500. 127 Bremen Lane $592,500. 119 Castlebrooke Drive $340,000. 110 Greenbriar Drive $135,000. 215 Old Oak Road $150,000. 254 Quail Run Road $139,000. 250 Roscommon Place $200,000. 103 Shawnee Trail $332,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

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PETERS TOWNSHIP Aldi Inc. Michael and Dawn Rohrs NVR Inc. James Konrad Jr. and Hedwig Murphy Konrad Linda Taylor George and Linda Liotus Mary Ann Karl David and Tanny Jones William Beale KRP Development L.P. Allan Dreeland Margaret and Thomas Balistreri Lynda Koerner Darin and Amy Brown Cami Davis Jenkins Kurt and Heidi Ruefenacht John Niedzwicki Thomas Mulholland III and Lois Mulholland Michael J & Heidi S Neville Revocable Tr Cassandra Marks Philip Branch Jr. Wayne and Janet Hauge DNK Realty L.P. 2873 Washington Road LLC Romain Frieden Charles and Danielle Drake

297 Sutherland Drive 407 Winesap Court 606 Drover Drive 140 E. Highland Drive 173 Gateshead Drive 263 Gateshead Drive 248 King Richard Drive 203 Old Woods Drive 162 Shoreline Drive 208 Stonebrook Drive 331 Thomas Road 2873 Washington Road 110 Windermere Court

SOUTH PARK James Carney Jamie Martin Justin Mulholland US Bank NA trustee NVR Inc. Estate of Bernice Cota Danielle Moik Frontier Development Partn. LLC Margaret Plisko Dollar Bank Federal Savings Bank Mir Abdul Rahim Yahya LSF9 Master Participation Trust Arthur Phillips Rita Kraniak Estate of Marilyn Mills Hutchison Richard James Faust Brandon Zubasic

1837 Patrick Place 6340 Pleasant St. 6527 Quaker Drive 2489 Ridge Road 103 Marias Way 1404 Marion Drive 6549 Zupancic Drive Pleasant St. Station St. 2909 Amy Drive 1049 Broughton Library Road 6332 Crestview Drive 1416 Greenbriar Court 6367 Helen St. 700 Hidden Ridge Court 203 1044 Old Post Road 1384 Snee Drive

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Michael and Jessi Scheib Carlos and Natasha Jativa Beth Bittner Kmonk Enterprises LLC Dustin and Kattreena Amodeo Joshua and Maureen Byler Jordan Dunn and Jehna Lander Amber and Cameron Thompson Dean James Criss Joseph and Laura Karoffa Stephen Hornyak Jr. Andrew Knuth III Joanne LaRosa Excel Venures L.P. Josephine Lafon and Carol Kweder Corey Backo and Ashley Johns Patrick Hodges and Rebecca Zipay

Price $290,000. $429,308. $170,000. $270,000. $190,000. $315,000. $330,000. $555,000. $460,500. $215,000. $625,000. $818,000. $542,500. $99,900. $230,000. $178,900. $143,325. $300,990. $126,500. $183,500. $30,000. $2,183 by sheriff’s deed. $150,000. $132,500. $77,500. $197,500. $30,000. $143,000. $233,000. $250,000.


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Houses are shrinking, selling faster and getting smarter upgrades according to industry statistics.

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SPEERS Tyra Savarese Ronald Yuss et al. David Mascara

Audra Ricci Michele Petix Donald Urwin Jr. and Valerie Urwin

158 Schaffer Ave. 505 Charles St. 703 Lewis Ave.

UNION TOWNSHIP Eric Daerr William Pepke Kerry Defelices Estate of Mary Jane Zimmerman April Fisher David Lynch

Andrew Sneed Gary Sillaman and Donna Munz Thomas Yonek Guy Zimmerman Avila Sida and Juan Avila Castro Shana Quinn

4189 Finleyville Elrama Road 5080 Bowling Green Drive 100 Keenan St. 15 Linwood Lane Mrocheck Lane 378 Mingo Church Road

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$69,000. $98,000. 10,000. $230,000. $225,000. $166,500. $121,000. $9,750. $225,000.

WHITEHALL Sally Belle Mariette McKenzie Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee 4953 Brownsville Road $4,023 by sheriff’s deed. Estate of Gloria May Wright Residential Resources Inc. 4944 Carlyn Drive $219,758. Michelle Lape Nolte Brenton and Callie Schmidt 4703 Echo Glen Drive $142,000. Jessica Lorraine Berry Blackwell Matthew Schmitt and Emily Leberfinger 1118 Girard Road $169,000. Adam Dembiski Jacob and Susann Anderson 726 Greenlee Road $206,000. Sonya Nelson David Haines 5234 Lantern Hill Ext. $227,000. Estate of Joseph Michalski Matthew and Leslie Poljak 4951 Plymouth Road $175,000. Kimberly Tennyson Edward Knorr III and Kendra Rae Knorr 4616 W. Lawnview Ave. $225,000. Marie Zeiler HomeSmart Real Estate LLC 4617 Clairton Blvd. $66,500. SJ Group LLC William Thomas and Maryann Heath Willoughby4966 Doyle Road $55,000. John Fruge Benjamin Loughner and Sunyeong Park 4719 Echo Glen Drive $177,000. Richard Heckmann Damon and Katelyn Neal 1231 Prospect Road $200,000. William Hays Kelci Rullo 5238 Baptist Road $119,900. Charles Schwarzwaelder Jr. Dennis and Gemma Pantanella Wodzinski 3238 Bel Air Drive $145,000. Josephine Ann Lafon Maria and Nicholas Fruscello 4741 Child Drive $189,900. Peter Wallace Paul Errle and Shelby Gallick 5263 Fieldcrest Drive $128,000. Richard Lipinski Jonathan and Alexandra Kalchthaler 531 Greenlee Road $155,000. Gary Bucci Mark Wallace 5232 Orchard Hill Drive $159,900. Jeanne Dingel Herold and Anne Doryce Orphee 1778 Skyline Drive $143,000. Thomas Gintner Jr. Ritu Wagley 1203 Varner Road $175,000. Matthew Brown Krystal Haley and Alan Daniels 4734 W. Lawnview Drive $277,000. Donatella Bigante DeIuliis Monica Ahwesh 4993 Willow Drive $175,000. Silviya Stoimenova Grace Holder 4678 Brownsville Road $85,900. Joseph Lash Marco Canello and Stephanie Ann Lash 4747 Doyle Road $85,000. Estate of Richard Stanton Bookser William Arthur Griser III 4817 Flamingo Drive $148,000. Jill McGarrity Puspa and Naina Acharya 4826 Girard Road $217,000. Kondaur Capital Corp. trustee Timothy and Heather Mitchell 613 Glowood Drive $139,900. LSF8 Master Participation Trust Michael Sokolowski 4948 McAnulty Road $78,500. Penn Cove Group Capital Acq LLC South Hills Square Retirement CommunityL McRoberts Road and Grove Road $3,250,000. Estate of Janet Kurtz Robb Joyce Toperzer 102 Paddock Lane $235,000.

Although the heydays of the real estate boom of the early 2000s have not quite returned, things look positive. In the United States, 1,226,000 new homes were built in 2016, according to data from Consumer Reports. That was the most since 2007. Resales also have been more promising. The National Association of Realtors® says the median number of days a home was on the market in April 2017 reached a new low of 29 days. However, low supply levels did stanch existing home sales somewhat. By mid2017, the market was a seller’s market, with more people in the market for homes than properties available. But Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net. sales during that time were still outpacing sales figures from a year prior. In fact, in May 2017, home sales in Canada increased to their floor plans, energy-efficient appliances and plenty of storage highest level in more than five years, according to the space. • Matte finishes: Stainless steel and luster have been popuCanadian MLS® Systems. Low interest rates on mortgages and more confidence in the lar for years. However, the next big thing is matte finishes on economy has driven many people to make improvements to faucets, appliances and even in countertops. These less flashy their existing homes. As is typical, the things homeowners are finishes are prized for their warmth and elegance. While some looking for in 2017 have evolved from years past. The follow- high-end models with matte finishes have been available for ing are some trends that are helping to steer the real estate several years, even less expensive models are now available. • Smarter technology: Many homeowners are embracing market further. • Smaller homes: Home sizes in the United States steadily smart technology throughout their homes, but it’s not just increased for decades, eventually leading to an average of 2,453 lights that turn on with voice command or more efficient thersquare feet in 2014, according to U.S. Census figures. mostats. Innovative technology includes toilets that can However, Realtor.com reported in 2015 that new construction autonomously stay clean and sanitized, refrigerators equipped homes have already begun to shrink by 40 square feet. There with cameras so homeowners can see the contents inside and seems to be a slight trend toward more modest homes as peo- indoor food recyclers that can turn food waste into fertilizer. Staying abreast of the ever-changing trends in home ple consider affordability and maintenance on larger properimprovement and real estate can help consumers make the best ties. The National Association of Home Builders states buyers are now looking for smaller, more livable homes with flexible choices with regard to buying and building their homes.

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! October BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis Fridays – Dart Tournament Saturdays – Lod Dart Tournament CRAFTHOUSE STAGE & GRILL/ LEGACY LANES 412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd., Pittsburgh 5 – Country Line Dancing w/ DJ Neal 19 – Country Line Dancing w/ DJ Neal Mondays – Pub Trivia DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (Corner of Ginger Hill Rd. & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays - Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. E&E CLUB 412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave., South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool

ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 5 – ‘Do Something Nice’ Day w/ Free Juke Box 6 – Regular Joes 9 p.m. 12 – Tony Janflone Jr. 7-10 p.m. 17 – Bar Bingo 7 p.m. 21 – ‘Sweetest Day’ w/ Todd Jones 9 p.m. 28 – Halloween Party w/ 3 Sides 31 – Halloween Sundays – Steelers Sunday w/ specials and giveaways THE HUNTING LODGE 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave., Finleyville Fridays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. - close Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. - close THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh Saturdays – DJ Tim – Top 40s music and videos

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by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 7 – Ron and the Rumpshakers 9:30 p.m. 14 – The Bo’Hog Brothers Band 9:30 p.m. 21 – The Johnny Holiday Band 9:30 p.m. 28 – Halloween Party w/ Rock-It Band. Prizes for best costume RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Rd., Amity 7 – Hillbilly Way 14 – Ruff Creek 21 – Quick Exit RIVER HOUSE CAFÉ 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi 7 – Hybrid Vigor ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 6 – Tom Bielek & the Sharks 13 – Catching Grooves 20 – Rock-It

27 – The Matt Barranti Band Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke SYLVESTER AND TWEETY’S 412-384-0800 8800 Hayden Blvd., Rt. 51 28 – Halloween Party w/ DJ. Prizes for best costume Every day – Free pool VALLEY HOTEL 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd., Jefferson Boro (Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd.) Fridays – Open Stage Night – all musicians welcome

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Murder Mystery Dinner Planned at Thomas Presbyterian Church on November 11th

Pittsburgh Threshold Choirs Host Mid-Atlantic Gathering of Voices in South Hills on Weekend of October 6 –8

Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA, will hold a murder mystery dinner on Saturday, November 11. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. 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 ‘I Loathe Lucy.’ Somebody has some ‘splainin’ to do when America’s favorite red head turns up dead. Has Ricky tired of her attempts to join his show? Is Ethel fed up with her wacky schemes? Or has Fred finally found a way to get rid of his least favorite neighbor? Make plans to join us for good food and an evening of fun. The menu for the evening will be baked ziti and meatballs, chicken, green beans, salad, dessert, and ice tea or coffee. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church office Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. until noon or by contacting the church office at 724-941-8910.

Three local Threshold Choir chapters will come together to host a weekend called ‘Gathering of Voices’ from October 6-8, 2017 at Bower Hill Community Church, 70 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh. Cindy Harris and Mary Paine lead Pittsburgh’s active Threshold Choir chapters, who regularly sing to patients in area hospice care centers, including Family Hospice in the South Hills. They will be joined by Marti Mariette, a CA songwriter and bedside expert extraordinaire. As part of the October weekend event, an open Community Sing will be held at Bower Hill Community Church from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017. The event is open to members of all local faith communities, hospice families and volunteers, interested singers, as well as families and friends of Threshold Singers. Reception to follow. Registration or prior experience is not required. More information can be found on the National Threshold Choir organization at thresholdchoir.org and on local chapters at bridgeofvoices.org.


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October Events at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome! For more information, contact the church office at 724258-7054. ‘Fleatique on the Mon’ will be held from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 featuring all kinds of treasures, baked goods, pumpkin rolls, coffee and donuts, Rita’s Italian Ice, and walking tacos. Friday Night Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 20. Spaghetti and meatball dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 3-6:30 p.m. Family Movie Night featuring “90 Minutes in Heaven” will be held on Friday, October 27th at 7 p.m. The movie is about Don Piper, who is involved in a horrific car crash and was pronounced dead at the scene and covered by a tarp, but 90 minutes later, he returns to life, and claims to have seen Heaven and visited with deceased relatives while there. There is no charge; light refreshments served. Small groups continue to meet on

Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. The Youth Fellowship meets on Sundays from 6:30-8 p.m. The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12 with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24. A sewing class meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 28. A community prayer walk will be held on Saturday, October 28 at 9 a.m. starting from the church parking lot. A community prayer vigil will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday, October 28 from 7-11 p.m.

the senior pastor at Newness of Life Ministries in Monessen, PA. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. Reservations costing $12 are necessary for a catered buffet lunch, which will be followed by an afternoon session at 1 p.m. Reservations must be received no later than Monday, October 9, 2017. No refunds can be made for cancellations after this date. Make your $12 check payable to Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship and mail it to Virgie Vidil, 9911 Walker Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. For further information, call 412-384-4882.

‘Special Day Apart’ Scheduled for October 14th for Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

Pastor Mark Moder to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

The annual Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship ‘Special Day Apart’ will be on Saturday, October 14 this year, rather than on a weekday in December, at the First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets. Guest speaker Rev. Shelia Davis, a fiery preacher with a powerful anointing, is Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, on Monday evening, October 16. Guest speaker will be Pastor Mark Moder, Sr. He is pastor of the Berean Fellowship Church that he and his wife, Stephanie,

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founded 30 years ago. There will be fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Pastor Mark is a relational representative with Faith Christian Fellowship International. He is also the Assistant Dean of Pastoral and Biblical Studies for Harrison Christian University, an online Bible School founded by Kenneth Hagan’s daughter, Pat Harrison. He and Stephanie are the host pastors for the powerful healing crusades that are held several times yearly at Berean Fellowship by Pastor Billy Burke of World Outreach in Tampa, FL. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

Nativity Catholic Church No Longer Selling Lottery Calendars Nativity Catholic Church lottery calendars will not be available for sale for next year. Thanks to all who participated in this fundraiser over the past years. We appreciate your support. Thanks for playing! Nativity Catholic Church is located at 5811 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, and can be reached at 412655-3000 or by email at nativitychurch@comcast.net.

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36th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration Planned at St John’s for October 29th

Ringgold Prayer Group Sets Schedule for Remainder of Year

The 36th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 East Main Street, Uniontown. Hours are from noon – 6 p.m. The day will feature the heritage of the Carpatho-Rusyns, who come from the very heart of Europe along the northern and southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains, and will highlight various aspects of Carpatho-Rusyn culture. There will be foods such as pirohi, holubki, halushki, kolbasi and sauerkraut, nalesniki (potato pancakes), soup, and more. There will also be a variety of baked goods including kolachi (apricot, nut, poppyseed, and cottage cheese rolls), pagach, breads, cookies, candy, and much, much more. A Divine Liturgy on Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. will include a blessing for the event and festival workers. There will be a Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 29 at 9 a.m. as well. At 3 p.m. there will also be a Moleben for the Martyred Bishops-Basil Hopko, Paul Peter Gojdich, and Theodore Romzha. The Byzantine Archeparchial Choir will lead the responses. There will be on-going entertainment which includes music, folk dancing and singing, demonstrations, videos, displays and presentations. A folk musical group will perform folk, cardas, and polka music at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Slavjane folk ensemble dancers and musicians from Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, will perform at 2 p.m. with their lively Once again there will be a children’s activities room, where children can experience the Rusyn culture through storytelling, and making folk craft projects such as decorated eggs, bookmarks, decorating cookies, coloring sheets, and more. Tables of crafts for sale will include contemporary crafts as well as traditional Carpatho-Rusyn folk crafts. There is no admission charge and the event is handicapped-accessible. For information, call 724-438-6027 M-F 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (leave a message), 724-2086771 or 724-438-8412 (M-F evenings from 6-8 p.m.).

The Ringgold Prayer Group will gather again for an informal time of prayer and fellowship. Little commitment is required, other than to just show up! We meet for one hour, once a month. Prayer over our children, schools, teachers, and administrators is no longer just a need, it is a necessity! This is not just ‘moms.’ Please bring your husband, friend, or anyone who is interested in praying for our school and district. Anyone involved in any way with Ringgold School District is welcome to attend! We have set dates for the remaining of the year: October 15, November 19, and December 17. We will meet the 3rd Sunday evening of every month from 6 p.m. - 7: p.m. All meetings will be at Mingo Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Mingo Church is located just south of Finleyville at the intersection of Rte 88 and Mingo Church Road. There is child care. Caregivers are currently employed at school and/or daycare and have all clearances. For more information or questions, please call or text: 412-965-0998

South Hills Assembly of God Church October Happenings South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, has planned the following events for October. For more information call 412835-8900 or visit www.southhillsag.org. Miracle Healing Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 2 with Pastor Mel Hileman; music by Healing Waters Praise Team. Women of Excellence, led by Pastor Sue Willis and Dedi Kramer, meets at 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10 in the multi-purpose room for a monthly Bible study, Identify your Purpose, for women of all ages. Childcare available: $5. HonorBound Men’s Ministry will hold a free men’s fellowship breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages.

Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 and ride to Coopers Rock in WV. For more information, call Tom at 412-7166510. Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts at Hillcrest Christian Academy’s annual Joy of Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, held at South Hills Assembly. Come and enjoy shopping at 50+ tables of handcrafted items by local vendors, the candy and bake sale and ticket auction. There are still spots for crafters available. For more information, call the school at 412854-4040 or visit www.hillcrestca.org. Harvest Fest 2017, one of our largest all-family events of the year, will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, October 27, with lots of games, bump-n-jumps, laser tag, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and candy for kids 6th grade and under. This evening of wild and crazy fun is FREE! All children must be registered and children under 6 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult. Early registration is recommended. You can also register that evening. Grief Share, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon OR 6:30-8:30 p.m. through December 7. Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in your life. Class consists of DVD teaching followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes a workbook. Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction as an open meeting is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m. The groups separate out into their own small groups.

St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood Fall Events and Happenings Blessing of the animals will take place outside at St. Peter's Church on Saturday, October 7 at 11 a.m. All dogs, cats and other pets are invited to bring their people to the annual animal blessing. (Inclement weather will bring the pet blessing inside.) Babysitting will be held on Friday, October 20 from 6-10:30 p.m. All welcome, ages 2-14. Enjoy a night out while the kids are busy having their own fun night out! Call the office for more information at 412-884-5225. Cost: $4/hour for 1st child in family; $2/hour for 2nd child in same family; $1/hour for additional children in family. All proceeds benefit the youth of St. Peter’s. Halloween Party: Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. until noon for our annual Halloween party! Costume parade, games, prizes, crafts, music, fun and a light lunch are all included at the FREE event! All welcome! Join St. Peter’s in Brentwood for our 17th annual Veterans Luncheon on Sunday, November 5 at noon with special guest & speaker State Senator Guy Reschenthaler. All veterans and their families are invited to attend this FREE event. Seating is limited; call the church at 412-884-5225 to RSVP. Bereavement Support Group: No matter where you are in your grief journey, please join us for these healing conversational and educational support groups. Morning Coffee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. beginning September 14. Evening Coffee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. beginning September 12. The church is located at 4048 Brownsville Road, overlooking Brentwood Towne Center, near Rt. 51. Please call the church at 412-884-5225 or visit our website, www.stpetersbrentwood.org.

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Revival Service at 2nd Chance Community Church Planned for Weekend of October 20th There will be an old-fashioned church revival service at 2nd Chance Community Church, 636 McKean Ave., Charleroi on Friday, October 20 starting at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct 21 starting at 6 p.m. The Rev. Mitch Wall and Rev. Lloyd Massie will be preaching. Come join us for a spiritual-filled evening.

Lebanon Presbyterian Church Changes Worship Time Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 2900 Old Elizabeth Road in West Mifflin, announces a change in time for their worship service, which now begins at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning. Sunday school follows morning worship for all ages. Youth group meets 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday. Simply Sunday (a youth praise service) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. We hope you will join us!

Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church Announces Bible Study Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church will hold a Bible study at Beinhauers (Peters) Community Room on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. We will be studying the book ‘Simple Church’ by Thom S. Rainer. We begin with a meal together and then begin study. To find out more about Peters Creek, visit the website www.peterscreekchurch.org.

October News from Bible Fellowship Community Church Bible Fellowship Community Church is located at 220 Atomic Way in West Newton. For more information, call the church office at 724-872-5150. Below are their October events: The new sermon series, "Finding Your Way Back to God," will continue: October 1 - "I Can’t Do This On My Own"; October 8 - "God Loves Me Deeply After All"; and October 15 "Now This Is Living!"

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Sunday October 1 will be the celebration of "Worldwide Communion.” On Sunday nights the new TeamKID youth groups will meet for preschool through 12th grade from 6 – 7 p.m. On Sunday night, October 22, there will be a pumpkin decorating party...we will decorate pumpkins as Biblical characters or something in the Bible. On October 29 at 6 p.m., the movie "The Case for Christ" will be shown and is open to the public, free of charge. Facts don't lie- but what real proof is there that Jesus came to earth, died, and rose from the dead? Come and discover the evidence for yourself in this movie!

Calvary Bible Church to Host Ladies Fall Conference on October 14th Calvary Bible Church, 990 4th St. Ext., North Charleroi, will host their 17th Annual Ladies Fall Conference on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Registration, along with donuts and beverages, will begin at 9 a.m. Welcome and praise is at 9:30 a.m. followed by the first teaching session at 10

a.m. The cost is $15, which also includes a hot catered lunch. These conferences have proven to be an uplifting time of blessings and challenges centered on the Word of God. Sandy Hull Epstein, a returning guest speaker, will be teaching on “Broken I Come...” Sandy says, “Life is messy. If it isn’t yet, it will be, but God is in the middle of our mess, and He can redeem it, but we need to come to Him.” Sandy came to know the Lord in 10th grade and started to faithfully attend Calvary Bible Church (Charleroi) during her junior year in high school. During that time, the Lord led her to attend Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD, where she met and married her husband, David. They have served the Lord together in 5 churches and are currently at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City where they have pastored for the past 20 years. For more information or to preregister by October 1, please contact the Calvary Bible Church office at 724483-6108. After October 1, you will be directed to the conference coordinator. Walk-ins are also welcome.


messengerpaper.com 64 ————————————————————————————————————————— ABRAM, Jane A. (GILMORE), 87, of Baldwin Borough), died August 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. ANIELEWSKI, Thomas, 62, of Elco, died August 22. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. APONASEWICZ, John David, 90, of Charleroi, died August 15. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ARMENTO, Dawn M., 58, of Whitehall, died August 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. AUSTIN, Bernice, 95, of Bethel Park, died August 27. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BEGGS, Charles T., 90, of Bethel Park, died August 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BEHRENDT, John, 63, of Fallowfield, died August 19. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. BROWN, Lorraine V., 87, of Greensburg (formerly of Charleroi), died August 24. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. CARACCI, Robert J. “Rudy”, 85, of Bethel Park, died August 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DOLINAR, Julia K., 91, of South Park, died August 20. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. DOWD, Margaret, 68, of Bethel Park, died September 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DOWNER, Laura May (HILL), 91, of Monongahela, died August 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DRAGOVICH, Eli B., 27, of Finleyville, died August 28. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. EALY, Ralph M. Jr., 75, died August 31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

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Recent Local Death Notices FONTANESI, Mildred M. “Boots” (METROVICH-PAUL), 82, of Parkland, FL (formerly of Baldwin Borough), died Aug 22. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FORD, John I. Jr., 64, of Charleroi, died September 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GASIOR, Charles, 86, of Baldwin, died September 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GIESMANN, Clarence R. “Dutch”, 90, of Baldwin, died September 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GONDOS, Albert S., 94, of Charleroi (formerly of Monessen), died August 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GRANVILLE, John P., 84, of Charleroi, died September 3. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. HAMILTON, Russell, 65, of Bethel Park, died September 9. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HARPER, Gary B., 70, of Fallowfield, died August 14. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HOLLIDAY, Doyle “Doc”, 87, of Venetia, died September 8. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HOLT, John L. “Jack”, 85, of Finleyville, died August 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HORNER, Janet (THOMPSON), 60, of Donora, died August 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HUEBNER, Anna Marie, 88, of Lansdale, PA (formerly of Baldwin Borough) died Aug 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOONTZ, Timothy J., 72, of Monessen, died September 13. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

LORENZ, Yvonne E., (KILLMEYER), 70, of Whitehall, died September 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MARCUCCI, Bernard “Chip”, 56, of Jefferson Hills, died August 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MCcCABE, Trina L., 45, of Donora, died September 4. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. MILLER, Dolores A., 84, of Bethel Park, died August 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. MORGAN, Edith Marie, 97, of Pleasant Hills, died August 28. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MURRAY, Shawn Ann, 49, of Powder Springs, FL (formerly of Eighty-four), died August 28. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. NANDOR, Edward J., 87, of Carroll, died August 23. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. OSSOWSKI, Alice A. (JEDLICK), 97, of Whitehall, died August 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETROVICH, Jacob, 25, of Jefferson Hills, died August 20. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. POINTEK, Irma, 102, formerly of Bethel Park, died August 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. RAMUSIVICH, Joyce, 86, of Charleroi, died September 8. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. RANDOLPH, Mark C., 56, of Finleyville, died September 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. RAPP, Linda Irene, 65, of Carroll, died August 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

ROSS, Michael J., 42, of Brentwood, died August 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SANTINI, Sarah “SALLY” Gertrude Welker, 84, of Fallowfield, died September 13. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SCHMITT, David A., 89, of Bethel Park, died August 22. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SCHMITT, Jacqueline F. (GRIFFITH), 85, of Baldwin, died August 19. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SEMAN, Susan Lucille, 65, of Pittsburgh (formerly of Baldwin) died August 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHUMAKER, Mary Lou (PEARSON), 81, of Bethel Park, died September 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TOBIAS, Michael, 100, of Brentwood, died August 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TOSI, Rebecca (GILMER), 80, of Monongahela, died August 16. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. TROVATO, Gaetano “Guy”, 76, of South Park, died September 2. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. UGOLETTI, Ashley Lynn (DEEMS), 27, of Monongahela, died August 31. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VERRETT, Elaine R., 56, of Andover, OH (formerly of Monongahela), died August 30. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. VERY, Beverly A., (KIKEL), 71, of West Mifflin, died September 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WILLIAMS, Donna, 79, formerly of Bethel Park, died September 9. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

- Obituary - Maree C. Cheatham Maree C. Cheatham, 75, of Munhall, passed away from a stroke on August 28, 2017. She was a former member of The First Presbyterian Church of Clairton and a member of Homestead United Presbyterian Church, noted as a member of "YouNow." She was originally of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and lived a large portion of her life in San Gabriel, California. Her survivors include siblings Margaret Webster, of Lincoln Place and Chester Cheatham, of Jefferson Borough; and friends Rev. Gregory Neal of Commerce, Texas, Charles Hill of New Jersey, and Ester Heckmond of Dravosburg, PA. She is preceded in death by parents, Charles Pershing Hatcher (1919-1944), Betty Lou Cheatham (1902 - 1976), and stepfather, Odell Cheatham (1904 - 1977). She is now at rest in St. Mary Mangdelene Cemetery, next to her husband Robert Staron (1958-2016). A funeral service is not able to occur, and friends are asked, in her request, to donate to The American Heart Association or to The Daughters Of The American Revolution.


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ZIPPO LIGHTER BRAND NEW IN BOX $10. Lego transformers; boxful $10. Digital grilling fork, new in package $10. Bingo game with rolling cage and large number cards $15. Cinderella magnetic doll and clothes $5. Barbie swimming pool for dolls $10. Vintage Gorham heritage relish platter; chrome and glass; new in box $20. Antique japanese celery dish with 18k gold trim $15. Goebel Friar Tuck Ash tray/dish; collectible $45. Brass candle sticks 11 in tall 2 for $10. Miniature ceramic creamers with cherups on them 6 for $10. Coffee mugs with ceramic dolls on the handles; unique 2 for $10. Halloween pumpkin large planters $10 each. Halloween costume, batman size 7-8 $10. Doll, Mother hubbard new in box $20. Doll, Miss Sunday plays "O what a beautiful morning". new in box $20. 7 mini Disney snowglobes $10. Hallmark vintage pilgrim salt and pepper $10. Large strong barbeque 3 pc grilling set $15. hand puppets, Dopey and reversible teddy/moose both $10. Vintage frigidaire aluminum ice cube trays with easy release 2 for $15. Junior 3 piece utensil set; fork, knife and spoon by Dansk $10. Depression vaseline glass relish small dishes 2_________________________________________ for $10. 412-279-3288 SAVAGE – NEW – 22 Magnum – Bolt action – Accu Trigger - 3x9x32 Simmons scope – Awesome gun - will send photos - $350. Colt 1851 Navy Revolver – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ?” octagon barrel - unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested - $750 firm. Walther P38 – 9mm Parabellum – leather holster – 2 clips – all new in box – unfired – will send photos - _________________________________________ $750 firm. Call 724-379-8261 NEW KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING, 2 months old, asking $1000 paid $1900. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 1/2 x 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. 12 long panels of sheers & valences lavender/plum paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $145.00. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $70.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Power Wheels Harley Davison motorcycle $120. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. Pirate ship pool $35. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table light wood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Vtech train $60. Potty train tape $8.00. 1 dark wood end table $10.00. Boys motobike $90.00. Plastic wagon w/blocks $50. Antique lamp $225.00. Antique desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. 724-745-3963 _________________________________________ DINING ROOM TABLE WITH 6 CHAIRS, wood, good condition. Antique rocking chair, good condition, $60. Lot of men's older vintage neckties (80) $20. 10 Women's short or long sleeve blouses, clean, size 14. 2 large warming dishes with glass lids $40. 724-747-0610 _________________________________________ VINTAGE VINYL ALBUMS, 800+ DooWop, soul, rock & roll from 50s, 60s, & 70s. $10 and up. Discounts for volume. 724-929-4975 _________________________________________ DELTA UNISAW 10” TILTING, Arbor table saw, 3 HP motor, 115 or 230 volts, call 724-258-3318 and leave message. _________________________________________ 2 ASHLEY FORGE DAMASCUS KNIVES. 1 fixed blade Hunter, 1 lock back folder with abalone inlays inside and out. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _________________________________________ 2 FOLDING TABLES, 20”X48”, $30. Pampered Chef pots & pans, set, excellent cond, paid $200 asking $35. Sunbeam mixer, 12 speeds, $25. 57”x30” storm window, $5. Call Sue 412-886-3873 _________________________________________ SELMER ALTO SAX, excellent condition. Selmer B clarinet with hard case. Le Blanc B Clarinet with hard case. Yamaha Alto Sax with case in very good condition. New Straight B Sooprano Sax, manuf. by Monarch. Make offer for one or all. 412-884-5450 _________________________________________ ATARI 2600, BIG COLLECTION, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-628-5129 _________________________________________

BLACK METAL PLANT STAND, old fashioned style look, 3 shelves, holds approx. 7-8 med plants, never used, $35. Wooden potty chair with removable toilet bowl, TP roll & magazine rack, Amish looking, $25. Oak kitchen table w/2 chairs, $55. Rowenta Steam Iron in perfect condition, $35. Call Sue 412-886-3873 _________________________________________ DELTA BENCH SAW 10”, 26” table & accessories, excellent condition. Dyno Glo portable kerosene heater, 23,000 BTU/hr, never used. Char Broil Grill, stainless steel, runs propane or natural gas, never used. All sales include owners manual. 724-872-4548 _________________________________________ LA-Z-BOY ROCKER, recliner, brand new, tan leather, $650 OBO. 412-207-9411 _________________________________________ WOOD OR COAL STOVE, all cast, Iron Vermont “Vigilant” 1977 model, almost new, never used $350. 724-610-8399 _________________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-518-8952. Text if_________________________________________ possible, hard of hearing. UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. _________________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN, vintage, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 _________________________________________ FREE OLD UPRIGHT PIANO. Needs some attention. Elizabeth Twp. 304-319-1727 _________________________________________ COUCH AND LOVESEAT, Broyhill, excellent cond, $200 for both, cash. Text 412-780-5998 with questions and pics. _________________________________________ FINISHING MOWER FOR SALE – 84 inch by Kioti – excellent condition – gently used and always garage kept - fits on 3 point hitch tractor of 35 HP or larger – will send photos if_________________________________________ interested – call 724-379-8261 BABY CRIB- dark brown used at grandma's house- pet and smoke free home-exc. condition, $45.00. Changing table, quality solid wood construction with 3 shelves for clothing and diaper storage used at grandmas house, exc. Condition, $25.00. 724-258-4368 _________________________________________ FOUR DRAWER LEGAL size Haskell file cabinet. $60.00. 724-348-5103. _________________________________________ PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT. White with gray metal flake stripe, gray leather seats, trolling motor, 70 up outboard motor, fish finder, butt seat. Procraft trailer with spare tire, boat cover. 724-258-9085 _________________________________________ FREE FIREWOOD, oak and maple. Please call for details. 724-258-9026 or 724-812-7986 _________________________________________ LP ALBUMS, lot of old vinyl. Mixed genre, Time-Life Boxed sets, heavy on the Funk and Reggae. (412) 403-3550 _________________________________________ ANTIQUE BIKE - J.C. Higgins, a Sears brand. Aqua-marine - _________________________________________ $150 OBO (774) 447-4413 MEN'S BICYCLE: 18 Speed Marin men's bike, excellent condition, asking $75, Richard 724-872-2806. _________________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" motorcycle drawn hearse. Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7K OBO (774) 447-4413 _________________________________________ VINTAGE MISSION STYLE Rocking Chair with cushion. Solid condition. Needs to be refinished. AZ cell phone number but chair is in Munhall, PA. 520-271-5869 _________________________________________ ALCOA WINDOW CLEANING LADDERS, 4 sections, $125. Inside door 23-5/8 x 79-1/2, new original finish, $10.00. Plywood 1/2”, 28 x 83-1/2 $8.00 and 3/4" 32 x 55-1/2 $5.00. Patio chairs, 3 position, solid vinyl, new full cushion $25 each. South Hills/Whitehall 412-714-4642. _________________________________________ 3 PC AMERICAN TOURIST LUGGAGE w wheels/handle $25. Wall picture framed embossed flowered 60” x 50”, cost $325 sacrifice $125. Dining room set, table, 6 chairs, lighted China with complete setup for 12 plus accessories, $700. 412-714-4642 _________________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS 1960’s-64, near mint condition, sharp corners, 50% Beckett price guide. 724-970-1762 after 3 pm. _________________________________________


October 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— TOOLS AND POWER TOOL CABINET, 12” x 18” x 69”h, 3 door with 3 shelves $55. File cabinet 30x16x43h, 2 – 5” drawers, 2 – 11” doors, 36 x 11-1/2 3 shelves, key lock, $55. Corner shelf 16 x 10 x 59h, 5 shelves $20. Baby buggy sit_________________________________________ or stand, like new, folding, $25. 412-714-4642 1 FT HIGH BUNNY STATUE on roller skates, perfect for child’s room or any roller skating fan, $10.00. Size 10-12 ladies nursing shirts, many different prints, most have 2 front pockets. Purple rollerblades, womans size 7, boys size 5,_________________________________________ $35.00. 412-886-3873 THOMASVILLE CHINA CLOSET, 1978, excellent condition, light in top, $150 obo. 412-377-8900 _________________________________________ LADIES PRINT SCRUB TOPS and jackets, size L-XL-2X, $3.00 each, good cond, 412-655-4396 (South Park) _________________________________________ WATER SKIS, 2 pairs adults, 1 childs, 4 adult life vests, 412-233-4948 _________________________________________ FRANKLIN & DANBURY MEAT CARS, still in original boxes, excellent condition, 1:24 scale. Bradford Plates, still in original package, all kinds. Thomas the Train Set, still in original packages they came in. 724-437-4387 _________________________________________ HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER, 120v, 38.6 x 16.6 x 34.2 cm. used. Oster hair trimming set, adjustable clipper, 6 guide attachments, shears, cape, combs, brushes, never used, $15.00. George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, has a stand for outdoor use and a lid, removable grill plate for easy cleaning, $45.00. Oreck upright vacuum, Ultra XL2, red, bags included, used twice, $150.00. 724483-3720 _________________________________________ CRAFTSMAN MOTOR 3/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 5/8 shaft both ends, $15.00. 724-258-3291 _________________________________________ WOODEN SWING SET with slide/climbing wall. 100%yellow wood. Sanded and sealed with a new tarp. $399.00. 724-258-4239 _________________________________________ RECORD COLLECTION - 45-RPM, fifties & sixties music, over 800 records $300. Riccoh 35mm. camera/flash & 55mm & 35 to 140 mm. telephoto lens. $25. B&W Darkroom Equipment - 4x5 Omega Enlarger, negative carriers 35mm. to 4x5 film, plus extras. $275 or b/o. Call 724288-4820 _________________________________________ STARBUCKS MUGS, 2 Insulated Stainless Steel 16oz. excellent condition $15.00 each. Serta Mattress Topper, Memory Foam Queen size, excellent condition, $30.00. 724-929-3891 _________________________________________ HOSPITAL BED, CLEAN, adjustable side rails, $75.00. 412-884-4873 _________________________________________ BELGIAN BLOCK, $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15.00. 724-348-5243 _________________________________________ FIELD & STREAM camp cot, still in box, new, with carry bag, $50.00. 412-653-1826 _________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1953 complete phone booth, wood folding door, light fan and seat, $850.00 OBO. 724-825-6483 _________________________________________ PUZZLES, PUZZLES, PUZZLES. Many to choose from. 750 pc or less - $.50 each. 1,000 pc or more - $1.00 each. Brand new build and carry puzzleboard - $20.00. 724-9293198 _________________________________________ CHINA CABINET, rare 1980’s Drexel Heritage, mahogany, oriental style with gold detail, two piece construction, 80”H x _________________________________________ 54”W x 12” D, $1200. 412-833-1084 CHILD HIGHCHAIR, wooden, very clean, sturdy with small footprint. Also, tricycle for 3-6 year old, very good condition, both items $35.00. Arizona cell phone but items are in Munhall, PA 520-271-5869 _________________________________________ 2001 INGERSOLL RAND 2 stage 60 gal. compressor, 220v, runs well but needs bearings, like new condition,$500. 412425-2321, after 4pm. _________________________________________ AUTOMOBILE ROOFTOP CARGO CARRIER. Excellent condition. Locks for protection of merchandise. Asking price $50.00. Call 724-483-6130 _________________________________________ BEDROOM FURNITURE: Vintage solid wood Red Lion Furniture Co. 8 piece set. Lovely. $500 724-745-2165 _________________________________________

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TROYBILT EDGER/WEEDER, new, unopened $150 OBO. Air_________________________________________ Dragon tire inflator, new, unopened $30. 724-518-9796. 15 – 8 FT BANQUET TABLES, good condition, asking $20 each, two for $30 or best offer, located in Dunlevy. 412445-7086 _________________________________________ HYBRID GOLF CLUB CLEARANCE - 2017 Adams red #3 hybrid $30.00, Nike VRS #3 HB $30.00, Cobra DWS #3 HB $15.00, Orlimar tri-metal 18 deg. $25.00, Hybrid iron set 3pw $35.00, W. Hagen 10.5 titanium driver $25.00 & ping pal 2 putter $25.00. Most are as new w/graphite shafts reg. 724-941-6113 _________________________________________ SERTA MATTRESS TOPPER, Memory Foam Queen size, Excellent Condition. $35.00 724-929-3891 _________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN GIRLS ALUMINUM 26" 21 speed, good condition, $35.00 each. Bike rack, hitch mount steel holds 2 bikes, good condition. $20.00 724-929-3891 _________________________________________ NEW 2 - 6" X 6" X 10' white plastic post sleeves that fit over 6"x 6" deck posts, still wrapped new, $25 for both. 724-941-6113 _________________________________________ KENMORE OPEN ARM SEWING MACHINE with book and accessories, like new $50.00. 724-348-5243 _________________________________________ 2 – BIRIA 8 SPEED, easy boarding bicycles, $350.00 each or pair for $600.00. Free bicycle carrier if you buy both bikes. 412-901-8691. Excellent condition _________________________________________ KENMORE GAS STOVE, excellent condition, must sell moving, $300.00 or best offer. 412-233-5177 ir 412-7800851 _________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – 4 lots Garden of the Cross $2000. 412-384-4374 _________________________________________ WOMEN’S FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, size large, color autumn haze, $1000. 412-384-4374 _________________________________________ SEARS DIE HARD PLATINUM MARINE BATTERY - 1200 C.A., 31 series (BIG). Paid $300. Sell for $100. 724-3669524 _________________________________________ POTTERY BARN TABLE NEW CONDITION $155. Wardrobe storage closet $35. IKEA queen bed frame white new condition $55. 724-941-2177 _________________________________________ DUNE BUGGY 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider, excellent condition. 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,900 o?r make an offer!! 412-999-4332 _________________________________________ STARCRAFT FISHING BOAT, 17' 2" - 35 horsepower Johnson motor. Garage kept, many extras to go with it. $8,500. 412-896-3110 or 412-515-6859 _________________________________________ AB LOUNGE CLUB - new condition, $45. Nordic rider, excellent condition, $30. 724-942-4389 _________________________________________ 25,000 BTU window air conditioner $100. 412-384-5861 _________________________________________ ELM DESK WHITE PERFECT FOR BEDROOM $155, new condition. Canon printer $15. Clothes storage armoire $30. Wood TV console $80. IKEA white wood bed frame great condition $75. 724-941-2177 _________________________________________ 3206 CUB CADET 20HP, 48” deck. LGT-1054 Cub Cadet 26HP, 54” deck. LTX-1040 Cub Cadet 19HP, 42” deck. LT2000 Craftsman 14 HP, 42” deck. Track Vac 5HP, hooks up to tractor. Troybilt Tiller 5HP. Chip & Vac 5HP with bag and book. Lawn cart to hook up to tractor. Trailer for the road 4x4. 412-295-7526 _________________________________________ 10HP GENERATOR, 5000 watt with books. Electric guitar Campera, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, accurate tuning, maximum sustain tips and tricks DVD. 412-295-7526 _________________________________________ $2 SALE. EACH ITEM $2. Pittsburgh Steelers Mini Flag, Dr. Scholl's Full Cushion Back Massager with heat, George Foreman Grill, Hosta's 10 per pot, Vintage Oil Lamp, Potpourri Oil Rain, McCoy Mug with poodle, 8 NRA Magazines, Men's Neck Ties, New Red Knit Dog Sweater, Ceramic Tea Pot, Misc. china and glassware, items added to the list daily. Call 724-747-4693 (Near Trax Farm) _________________________________________ BATTLECREEK MASSAGE TABLE, aluminum adjustable legs with facial cutout, has carrying case, $230. 412-6533848 _________________________________________

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BOYS RANCH OAK BEDROOM FURNITURE, 10 pcs, twin/bunk beds, ladder, rail, double dresser with mirror, desk, chair, chest of drawers, floor lamp, $1000.00. 412653-3848 _________________________________________ SPORTING SHOTGUN REMINGTON 1100, new still in box, clean, never used, $700. 2 in one utility wagon, never used, still in box, $70. New grille topper, new, still in box, $70. 412-881-7549 _________________________________________ STOVE, G.E. ELECTRIC, self-cleaning, 30 inch, free standing, almond, black glass front, clean, $100.00. Call 724348-7426 _________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN, 2 Girls, Aluminum 26", 21 speed, good condition $45.00 each. Serta Memory Foam Mattress 3" Topper. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $40.00. Sweeper, Dirt Devil Quick Path. Excellent Condition, pd $40.00 sell for $12.00. Call 724-929-3891. _________________________________________ FIVE 2 FT SQUARE BAR TABLE with chrome pedestal mount, used but good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $75 cash. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _________________________________________ FIVE 6 FT DIA. CENTER FOLD TABLES on wheels, fair to good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $175 cash, call 724-258-3318 and leave message _________________________________________ CHRISTMAS INDOOR NATIVITY MANGER set with stable; colorful, beautiful $25. Houseplants, beautiful purple passion, ivy, Christmas cactus, lemon, orange 6 for $25. Walker (Rollater) with 2 wheels, and seat; light weight and folds easily, new $50. Sweeper electric Bissel with attachments, lightweight, like new $49.99. Desk with shelf, great for home or college, metal, light weight only $25. Bed Pads for incontinence, quilted soft and wet proof, 4 for $20. Cookie tins all kinds and sizes for cookies, candy , gifts, 20 for $20. Diapers, all sizes and styles, 3 packages $20. Bacteriostatic water treatment system unit, under sink, instructions included, new $29.99. Sweeper, Eureka electric, very light weight for easy use, new $20. Canes and walkers, very reasonable, call for price. 412-833-3377 _________________________________________ 5 PIECE SOLID WOOD OUTDOOR SET pretty basket weave design $100. Large expensive like new Old English jewelry armoire cherry finish $120. New large quantity steel designer courtyard fencing & poles $100 for all. Text 412-8197623 _________________________________________ NEW LARGE EXPENSIVE WOOD LATTICE POTTING TABLE w/shelf & drawer $110. Large vintage painting in expensive wood gold leaf frame $3000. 4 large beautiful vintage designer etched glass mirrors $700 each. Vintage solid Oak wood rectangular desk/table with 2 drawers & shelf $199. New large designer glass lamp with flower petal shade $50. Text 412-819-7623 _________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1920-30 LARGE SOLID WOOD curved triple mirror vanity with bench & 4 spacious drawers $500. Large expensive designer wall rack with cup hooks $180. Vintage Sears Roebuck Silvertone 1940’s tube radio in Cherry wood cabinet $1500. Vintage Duncan Phyfe solid Mahogany wood dining set: China cabinet $399, buffet $375, pedestal table (needs work) $40, three chairs $5 each. 4 piece vintage solid Mahogany wood bedroom set with granite look finish & metal shelves $600. Designer Nordik Country French large carved wood rectangular table with bottom shelf & drawer $300. 2 new designer curly wrought iron basket weave top side tables $60 each. Text 412-819-7623 _________________________________________ 2 DESIGNER FOLDABLE GARDEN CHAIRS with finials pad $39 each. Antique Red Eye Singer Sewing machine with solid wood 4 drawered cabinet $500. Like new heavy duty Morse sewing machine with 4 drawered Cherry cabinet $250. 2 designer curly wrought iron garden chairs $25 each. New large designer glass table with curved steel legs $55. New large designer quality flower pots $25 each. 3 designer silver metal/wood spacious storage cabinets $70 each. Entire designer junior clothing used $.75 each. Large rectangular vintage painting in carved Fruitwood frame $3000. Text 412-819-7623 _________________________________________

2 PREMIUM MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS @ Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown PA. Two (2) Companion (side by side) Mausoleum Crypts at the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Garden Building # 2 Section 2-B Crypt # 30 & 31 Level # 3. This sets' current value is $21,750.00 and is an Excellent Location in Garden Building #2 Level 3. There are no more crypts available until new mausoleum is built. Selling at $11,750.00 or best reasonable offer. Contact 724-438-7806 _________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _________________________________________ LOGITECH QUICK CAM FUSION video sensor with light tech, in package $19.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $149.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $49. Call 412-854-3637 _________________________________________ BUILDINGS (5), place on your train platform near RR tracks, new/boxed, $18+. Pillows, many shapes/sizes, like new $3.00+. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/ greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Tables, wrought iron, 2 end + coffee table, excellent quality, very sturdy, $119 all. Artwork/paintings/Indian art/ vases/landscapes/ flowers/fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/ Shervert/Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $20.00. 15 decorated cans, $.50. Lamps, good quality $15. Electric range parts, 8"snap-in burner, +220 cord w/ plug-ins to hook up, $8.00 ea, new never used. Water purifier, never used, still boxed, $55. Appliances – Oster blender, Krups coffee- tea pot, Farberware stainless coffee/tea pot, all perfect, $9.00+. Folding chair, silver padded seat, new, still wrapped $12.00. Call 412-854-3637 _________________________________________ DISHES, 4 or 8 place settings, still boxed, never used, $19+. Bowling ball + leather carrying case, men's Brunswick, exc. Cond, $17.00. Telephone/clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, $59. Chaise lounge/bench 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $225. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $110. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2900. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $3,099 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $1,099. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $395. Dresser, 6_________________________________________ lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Call 412-854-3637 PLACEMATS/TEACH KIDS BIBLE STORIES, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $4.50 each. (2) cabinets, Call 412-854-3637 _________________________________________ DESIGNER DRESSES/JACKETS/JEANS/TOPS + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, $5.00+. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags – lg/sm, Heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Call 412-8543637 _________________________________________ EQUALIZERS STEREO SOUND/GRAPHICS/MONITOR /tape/ plugs/12 bands, perfect condition $49. Mouse, Microsoft for computers, like new $5.00. Call 412-854-3637 _________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Park. Garden of All Faiths - Lawn Crypt. Includes lot, vault, memorial, granite and vase. 724-379-6866. _________________________________________ SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off _________________________________________ DOLL COLLECTION ALL SIZES - Best Offer. Flea Market Assorted Items - Best Offer 724-348-4324 _________________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING for houses, barns, sheds. Close outs, returns, seconds, overruns, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. SlateRoadSupply.com 717445-5222 _________________________________________


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WESTERN ELECTRIC (slim line) rotary phone. 724-6285129 _________________________________________ JOHN DEERE 12 HP (8.94 KW) engine, for 212 riding lawn mower. 724-628-5129 _________________________________________ ABOUT 10 ACRES IN WASHINGTON, Fayette, and Greene County. M0G go with the transfer. Want to build home, for family. Call 724-222-5257 or email, bill-3@comcast.net. _________________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S and men's vintage clothes and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. _________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS and memorabilia, sports programs, ticket stubs, autographs, game used bats, old pennants, etc. 724-205-8620 _________________________________________ CASH FOR ESTATE JEWELRY – Gold. Silver. Platinum. Coins. Why let it gather dust when you may 100s of dollars in cash? Sell it now for top cash. House calls available. 31 years experience. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _________________________________________ OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS used on utility poles. Glass or Porcelain. Paying cash based on condition and type. 724-782-0539. _________________________________________ WANTED INDIAN ARROWHEADS, tomahawks, etc. Anything old Native American. 724-747-7314 _________________________________________ VINTAGE FOUNTAIN PENS WANTED. Quick cash for old fountain pens that might be sitting in a drawer somewhere not being used. Interested in any brand, but some are: Waterman, Wahl, Conklin, Conway Stewart, Mabie Todd, Sheaffer, Parker, and More. Please call or text 724-7977949 _________________________________________ WANTED - vintage and antique toy cap guns, toy guns, holsters and any old western TV memorabilia. Some popular brands are Mattel, Kilgore, Stevens, Nichols, but I am interested in any and all. Collecting these items is my hobby and I would really appreciate a call if you have anything. I will pay cash. Please ask for Jeff at 724-782-0721 or 724-7130289. _________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. _________________________________________ WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. _________________________________________ CANNING JARS WANTED. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. _________________________________________ WANTED TO BUY. Silver Coins. 1964 or older. Will pay 20times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _________________________________________ WANTED - JUNK CARS, TRUCKS, ETC., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. _________________________________________ MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1985. Running or not! Top $Cash$ Paid Free Appraisals! Japanese, British, European, American, Any Condition (315)-569-8094 Email pictures or description: Cyclerestoration@aol.com _________________________________________ CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-4404001 www.TestStrip Search.com. Habla Espanol. _________________________________________ WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1900 (1972-75), KZ900, KZ1000 (1976-1982), Z1R, KZ 1000MK2 (1979,80), W1-650, H1-500 (1969-72), H2-750 (1972-1975), S1-250, S2-350, S3-400, KH250, KH400, SUZUKI-GS400, GT380, HONDA-CB750K (1969-1976), CBX1000 (1979,80) CASH!! 1-800-772-1142 1-310-7210726 usa@classicrunners.com _________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 _________________________________________

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 grave sites in Garden of the Ascension. $3200 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee.724-348-6544 _________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. _________________________________________ 2013 WINDSPORT MOTORHOME, Class A, 17,741 miles, One Owner, 2 Slide outs, Ford V10, Like New Condition $54,900. 724-929-3891 _________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. _________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 _________________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-3522800 _________________________________________ COMPANION – will help you with your loved one. Experienced. 412-653-1195 _________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 _________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE SELF STORAGE UNITS – NOW Available from 10x10 - 10x20 Starting at $55/month; Affordable Self Storageby Kingsfield Corp. 724-348-4060 _________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (DONORA), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _________________________________________ DISH NETWORK-SATELLITE TELEVISION SERVICES. Now Over 190 channels for ONLY $49.99/mo! HBO-FREE for one year, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming, FREE HD. Add Internet for $14.95 a month. 1-800-219-1271 _________________________________________ DISH NETWORK-SATELLITE TELEVISION SERVICES. Now Over 190 channels for ONLY $49.99/mo! HBO-FREE for one year, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming, FREE HD. Add Internet for $14.95 a month. 1-800-219-1271 _________________________________________ SENIOR LIVING REFERRAL SERVICE, A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest FREE, no obligation senior living referral service. Contact our trusted local experts today! 1800-217-3942 _________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2000 and Newer. Nation’s Top Car Buyer! Free Towing From Anywhere! Call Now: 1-800-864-5960. _________________________________________ CASH PAID FOR UNEXPIRED, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. HIGHEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4DiabeticSupplies.com _________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Up to $2,671/mo. (Based on paid-in amount.) FREE evaluation! Call Bill Gordon & Associates. 1- 855-376-6502. Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL., member TX/NM Bar. _________________________________________ DISH NETWORK-SATELLITE TELEVISION SERVICES. Now Over 190 channels for ONLY $49.99/mo! HBO-FREE for one year, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming, FREE HD. Add Internet for $14.95 a month. 1-800-718-1593 _________________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: Call 1877-737-9447 18+ _________________________________________

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ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT packages at Sandals, Dreams, Secrets, Riu, Barcelo, Occidental and many more. Punta Cana, Mexico, Jamaica and many of the Caribbean islands. Search available options for 2017/2018 at www.NCPtravel.com or call 877-270-7260. _________________________________________ SUPPORT OUR SERVICE MEMBERS, veterans and their families in their time of need. For more information visit the Fisher House website at www.fisherhouse.org _________________________________________ ATTENTION: VIAGRA & CIALIS USERS! 60 Generic Pills only $99.00. 100% guaranteed. CALL: 855-398-0677 _________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? AND AGE 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 866-428-1639 for_________________________________________ Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. ATTENTION VIAGRA USERS: Generic 100 mg blue pills or Generic 20 mg yellow pills. Get 45 plus 5 free $99 + S/H. Guaranteed, no prescription necessary. Call 844-848-7463 _________________________________________ LIFELOCK IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION. Do not Wait! Start Guarding Your Identity Today. 3 layers of protection. Detect, Alert, Restore. Receive 10% off. Call for Details 1855-399-2089 _________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-844-722-7993 _________________________________________ BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! Publications sold at all major secular & specialty Christian bookstores. CALL Christian Faith Publishing for your FREE author submission kit. 1-855-548-5979 _________________________________________ HUGHESNET: GEN4 SATELLITE INTERNET is ultra fast and secure. Plans as low as $39.99 in select areas. Call 1855-440-4911 now to get a $50 Gift Card! _________________________________________ PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS for up to 85% off retail prices! STOP paying so much! $15 Off for First Time Customers. FREE Shipping. Price Match Guarantee. CALL for FREE Quote: 1-877-627-7239 or visit MailMedsplus.net/discount _________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Up to $2,671/mo. (Based on paid-in amount.) FREE evaluation! Call Bill Gordon & Associates. 1-855-498-6323. Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL., member TX/NM Bar. _________________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. REAL PEOPLE, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1888-909-9905 18+. _________________________________________

------------- NOTICES ---------LOST – WEDDING RING. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-760-2291. _________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-880-1686 _________________________________________

GOT KNEE PAIN? BACK PAIN? SHOULDER PAIN? Get a pain-relieving brace -little or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients Call Health Hotline Now! 1- 800-419-3684 _________________________________________ HAVE 10K IN DEBT? National Debt Relief is rated A-Plus with the BBB. You could be debt free in 24-48 months. Call 1-888-998-4967 now for a free debt evaluation. _________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? And 60 Years Old? If So, You and Your Family May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 800-897-7205 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out of Pocket. _________________________________________ PLAYMATES OR SOULMATES you'll find them on MegaMates. Gay or Straight call in. START CHATTING TODAY. Always FREE to Listen & Reply to ads. 800-9828665 _________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-208-6915 to start your application today! _________________________________________ STOP OVERPAYING FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS! SAVE! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy, compare prices and get $25.00 OFF your first prescription! CALL 1-877-625-2147 Promo Code CDC201625 _________________________________________ DISH. 190 CHANNELS. $49.99/MO. (24 mos.) Exclusive Dish Features -Sling and Hopper. HighSpeed Internet, $14.95/mo. (Availability/Restrictions apply.) TV for Less! CALL 1-855-493-9788 _________________________________________

------------ PETS -------5 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS WITH PAPERS, 1 black male, $400. 4 chocolate females $450 each. 724-6789357 _________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. _________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------FIRST FLOOR 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent in Downtown Elizabeth. Located on Second St. Eat-in kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, laundry/ utility room, front porch, garden plot. $500 + utilities. Call 412-735-6039 for details. _________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER, 117 Schaffer Ave, Charleroi (Mapleview). 2 story & gar, 3 br,1/1/2 baths, central a/c, eatin-kitch w/dishwaster inc. Lg Lr/Dr, finished basement/laundry, storage shed w/work bench, landscaped yard/patio, dead end st w/very little traffic, move-in cond. $133,900. No agents! 724-797-5427 _________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE APARTMENT FOR RENT. 1 bedroom, $460, W/W carpeting, coin op laundry on the premises, spiral staircase to the BR, no smoking, no pets. 412-849-3442 _________________________________________

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October 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— DUPLEX FOR SALE IN BENTLEYVILLE, 139 Main St, new furnace, new siding, new parking pad, gutted inside make offer! 724-344-7238 _________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. _________________________________________ SOUTH PARK/BALDWIN, 4 acre, 1000 ft frontage, $34,900. South Park Curry area 9 acres $79,000. 412427-5864 _________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath, $272,000, located in beautiful Tuscany Estates at 139 Tuscany Estates Drive, Finleyville, Pa 15132. Open Concept Combo, Kitchen, Breakfast Area and Living Room. Separate Den, Laundry, Large Owners Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, On-Suite with Duel Closets, Double Vanity, separate shower and Bath areas. Great room in basement with Gas Fireplace, full Kitchen and Bath. Direct access to backyard and Integral Double Car Garage. Please contact, Lester Stephens, Realtor, with Keller Williams Realty at (412) 831-3800 Office, (412) 398-3713 direct for appointment to see property 24-hour notice required for showing. _________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT CHARLEROI 2 BEDROOM home small yard, Gas Heat, Central Air, new Carpets up to date wiring Stove & Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Security System, Off Street Parking, Garbage, Water, Sewage included in Rent. Security Deposit. No Pets. Please call and leave your name and number. Please speak slow and clearly. 724503-2638 _________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. _________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 348 Lincoln Hall Road Elizabeth PA Split Entry Omni stone driveway 2 car garage beautiful garage door finished game room with wood burning fireplace with built in blower lots of storage space. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Updated eat in kitchen refrigerator stove and built in dishwasher included Anderson windows large covered back porch with landscaped back yard must see ready to move in call for appointment. 412-901-0261 _________________________________________ HOUSES FOR RENT: in Peters, Chartiers, & Nottingham Twps. All 3 bdrms. 724-745-2165 _________________________________________ WANT ABOUT 10 ACRES IN WASHINGTON, Fayette or Greene county, to build a family home. Please call 724-2225257 or email bill-3@comcast.net _________________________________________ CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR LOT In the Finleyville/Gastonville area. Please call 412-655-3256. _________________________________________ MONONGAHELA APT FOR RENT, 1 one bedroom, 2nd floor, secure, locked building. Semi furnished, appliances, free garbage removal, non-coin operated laundry facility. Off-street parking. Close to bus line, and senior citizen discount. 724-931-4767 _________________________________________ 2BR/1BATH HOUSE FOR SALE located at 220 Otto St, Belle Vernon. $69,900. Cornet lot. Detached garage. New roof. Several renovations. Call/text 724-880-7305. _________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom ranch style home in Elizabeth with yard. Located in nice neighborhood. All appliances $850 month - water, sewage & garbage included. Call after 5pm 724-518-4667 _________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (DONORA), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _________________________________________ FOR RENT, SOUTH PARK, 3 BR Duplex, Equipped Kitchen, LR, DR, W/W Carpet. $850. Monthly, Security Deposit & Utilities. No Pets 412-833-5449 _________________________________________

CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _________________________________________ LAKEFRONT LAND LIQUIDATION 15 Lakefront lots Discounted for One Weekend Only September 16th & 17th Sample Offers: 2 Acres w/463ft Lakefront - $49,900, 8 Acres w/600ft Lakefront - $89,900, Unspoiled Lake, Woods, Views, Perfect for Getaway Cabin! 3 hrs NY City! Wine Country! EZ terms! 888-738-6994 NewYorkLandand Lakes.com _________________________________________ GREENE COUNTY/HUDSON VALLEY LAND BARGAIN! 10 acres - was $59,900 NOW $39,900 Woods, stream, stonewalls! 2 Hrs NY City, 1/2 hr Albany! Terms avail! 888738-6994 _________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------RETIRED MALE WANTS part-time work. 412-580-7753 _________________________________________ IN NEED OF A CAREGIVER? Cleaning, bed making, mopping/sweeping, dishes, laundry, running errands, grocery shopping, prescription pickup, medication reminder, assist with bathing/dressing, vital checks, hospice care. If interested_________________________________________ please call for price: Heidi Anderson 724-797-3161 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 _________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-708-8430 _________________________________________ DEPENDABLE GRASS CUTTER AND TRIMMING. Please call 724-396-0660. Senior Discount! _________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING - Mon Valley area, call Rich 724-2585539. Affordable and Reliable. _________________________________________ LANDSCAPING – Aeration/dethatching/over-seeding. Early Spring cleanup -- book early. Grass cutting, French drains and Walls rebuilt. Composite deck cleaning, vinyl railing, and fence cleaning. 412-401-0839 _________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING AND MULCHING. Call Cory 412-7156778, honest and reliable. _________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING – residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _________________________________________ HANDYMAN, DRYWALL FINISHING, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, free estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 _________________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD CARE IN MY HOME. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937-844-3812 _________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412381-5242 _________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. _________________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. FREE ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. _________________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION – Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 _________________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. – Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 _________________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES – Selling your home? Buying a home? No job too big or small. Residential or Commercial. Very competitive pricing. South Hills-based. Call for a FREE quote today! 724-747-0793 _________________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412-651-8503 _________________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE FREE. Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and

messengerpaper.com 69 —————————————————————————————————————————— memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-787-7030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email stan@seniorhelpfree.com or visit www.seniorhelp free.com. _________________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-640-9383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. 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, miniDV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-2585336 dcheplic@gmail.com. Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand montages.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724348-6837. _________________________________________

READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association w e belong to has purchased the follow ing classifieds. Determ ining the value oftheirservice orproductis advised by this publication.In orderto avoid m isunderstandings, som e advertisers do not offer “em ploym ent” but rather supply the readers w ith m anuals,directories and otherm aterials designed to help their clients establish m ail order selling and otherbusinesses athom e.Under NO circum stance should you send any m oney in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card num bers. Also bew are of ads thatclaim to guarantee loans regardless ofcreditand note thatifa credit repair com pany does business only over the phone it’s illegalto request any m oney before delivering its service.Allfunds are based in US dollars. 800 num bers m ay or m ay 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.)

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is October 12)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. Who was named Firefighter of the Year in Pleasant Hills?

Who is the new Emergency Room Director at Monongahela Valley Hospital? When is the Ringgold Booster Hall of Fame Banquet Event? 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 September Pizza Puzzler contest!

Marcia Ives - Bentleyville • Lori Allen - Finleyville


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Super Service Saturday Mammograms Beginning Oct. 7, HealthPLEX Imaging will offer mammograms on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

Walk-ins and appointments welcome WillowPointe Plaza 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 170 Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-1900 MM/AB-MVM/9-17

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