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South Park Light-Up Night Scheduled for December 1st The Friends of South Park will be holding their 4th annual light-up night for the community on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the gazebo on Maple Spring Drive at 6 p.m. Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. The Community House across the street from the gazebo will be made available to the community for refreshments, basket raffles, 50/50 and, of course, the arrival of Santa! Santa delivers treat bags to all the boys and girls in attendance. Tickets for the baskets are: 3/$5, 7/$10, 30/$20, and 50/50 tickets are $1 per ticket. Please bring an ornament of your choice to decorate our two trees at the gazebo, or place one on the tree whenever you can! Additionally, we will be collecting canned goods for the South Park Meals on Wheels. If you cannot attend and would like to donate a canned good, place it on the porch at the Community House anytime on December 1, and we will make sure that it will be delivered to the Grace Lutheran Church. This is a free family event with an hour of fun, music, and Christmas spirit! Please contact Madam Chairperson Sharon Adams if you have any questions at or 412-897-2403.

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YCC Hosts ‘Ladies in Red’ Fundraising Event Youghiogheny 18-Hole Ladies’ Golf Association recently hosted a ‘Ladies in Red’ event in honor of former member Joanne DeTorre. Betty Lee Hancsak, who organizes the annual event, said the ladies raised $1,125 for Easter Seals, Detorre’s favorite charity. Pictured are DeTorre’s family and friends donned in their red attire.

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South Hills Interfaith Movement Hosts Second Annual Angel Day Organization Helps Local Families Experience Holiday Joy South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) invites the community to make an impact during its second annual Angel Day, taking place Nov. 8. Angel Day is an online day of giving dedicated to raising funds to support SHIM’s holiday celebrations and the purchase of gift cards to ensure local families can enjoy a joyous holiday together. Over the past several years, the need for basic needs – from food to clothing to critical community services – has grown significantly. SHIM hopes to help more South Hills families experience holiday joy by giving them the chance to select gifts to fulfill their children’s holiday wishes, practice budgeting skills learned at SHIM, and shop in a way that’s most convenient for them by providing them with gift cards for the season. The gift cards will be distributed to families who use SHIM’s food pantries at three holiday celebrations throughout November. “Our celebrations allow families to connect with one another and join together for camaraderie, holiday cheer, a meal and more,� said Jim Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “Through the gift card program, we are able to empower families by giving them the opportunity to choose the gifts that best meet their children’s needs and wishes.� The community can contribute to Angel Day on Nov. 8, by visiting SHIM’s website ( Volunteers are still needed to help with the holiday celebrations; community members can sign up by contacting Debi Dempsey at

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NOVEMBER 1 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The program will be the annual auction and will follow the regular business meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities. For further info, call 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Guests are welcome. NOVEMBER 2 - 4 HARRY’S HOTTER AT TWILIGHT - 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 4. California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music and Theatre presents a crazy mash-up parody of the Harry Potter and Twilight book and movie franchises. The event is open to the public and will be performed in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. For ticket info, call 724-938-5943.

NOVEMBER 3 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 will be stuffed green peppers, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls.

There will be over 150 quilts, demonstrations, flea market, Chinese Auction, Dream Baskets, vendors and so much more. Lunch is available. Show is at the Church of the Covenant, 267 East Beau Street, Washington. Visit us on the web at:

DANCING FOR A CAUSE - Doors open 6 p.m. Food served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Competition begins at 7:30 p.m. Dancing until 11 p.m. Music and entertainment! Local celebrities dance. All proceeds from the event going to Watchful Shepherd USA and its mission to prevent child abuse. For tickets go to

NOVEMBER 4 FALL CRAFT SHOW -9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park (across from Village Square Mall). Fifty-seven crafters with many oneof-a kind items! A Chinese Auction, 50% Off Table, lunch and refreshments. Free admission! Proceeds benefit PRIME TIME Adult Care. For more info, call Mary Ann Weber at 412-835-6661.

NOVEMBER 3-4 QUILT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. The Martha Washington Quilters Guild presents their 2017 quilt show: “Precut Fun.” Admission is $6 or “The Deal” - $10 includes 2 quilt raffle tickets.

BUCKWHEAT AND BUTTERMILK PANCAKE SUPPER – 3-7 p.m. Little Red Stone Presby Church, Fayette City. Farm fresh sausage, buckwheat and/or buttermilk pancakes, apple sauce and beverage, Chinese auction, and bake sale.

Tickets sold at door, adults $7, children $4. Eat in or take out. 724-326-9920. OLD-FASHIONED HAM DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Adults: $12 Children: $6. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the church office at 724-330-5350. Take-out meals will be available. Grace UMC is located at 420 California Drive, Coal Center. SOUP COOK-OFF – 1-4 p.m. Pleasant Hills American Legion Post 712 at 650 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Unlimited soup tasting, bread, cornbread and a salad. Cost is $5. Come vote for your favorite soup! FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SALE 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. Donora Public Library, first floor. Choose from a variety of flea market items, children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction and other materials. Proceeds benefit the library.

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table space will be available for a cost of $10 (bring your own table). Any inquiries, call 412-384-6464. WORK PARTY - SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – Monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more info concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER Mantle House Mission Dinner, Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Hall, 90 Supervisor Drive, West Newton. Dinner, local vocalists, & musicians. Pork chop dinner is provided by gary’s chuckwagon, along with homemade dessert & drinks. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit Mantle House Mission. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Mission, Ace Hardware, or Gary’s Chuckwagon. VENDOR CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Church of St. John the Baptist Social Hall, Perryopolis. The show will feature Pink Zebra, LulaRoe, Lipsense, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Avon, jewelry vendors and crafters; basket raffle, food and refreshments. It is never too early to start your Christmas Shopping! INDOOR FLEA MARKET, SOUP, FOOD AND BAKE SALE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elizabeth Baptist Church, in Elizabeth. A huge variety of items will be for sale including Christmas, electrical supplies, tools, electronics, small furniture items, decor, jewelry, kitchen, domestics, etc. and bake sale. Food available will include stuffed cabbage, haluski, and kielbasa as well as American fare. Outdoor

CHRISTMAS AFFAIR CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. John McMillan Presbyterian Church, 875 Clifton Road, Bethel Park. Includes over 55 crafters and features the Gingerbread House, a Chinese auction, SHIM’s Angel Emporium Tree, and the Kris Kringle Kafé. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit local and world-wide missions. For more info call 412-833-4704 or email us at or visit us on Facebook. HOLLY DAYS CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW - 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Claysville Community Center, Main St., Route 40, Claysville. 20+ crafters – free door prizes – raffles. $10 buffet lunch from 11a.m. to 2p.m. Any questions, contact Gerri Claus at 724- 663-5019. VFW POST 1040 ANNUAL DINNER DANCE – Broughton Fire Hall. Mansfield 5 will be the entertainment and Jackie’s Catering will be supplying the food. $30 per person, includes food, entertainment, coffee, beer, pop and mixers, it is a BYOB. Chinese auction. Call for tickets at 412-655-9922 and ask for Beverly. This is our yearly fundraiser to cover some of our outreach programs.

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NOVEMBER 4 HARVEST MEET AND GREET BONFIRE – Hosted by New Eagle Community Action Group at the Tubby Hall Park in New Eagle, 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. For more info, call Sarah at 724-797-2341 or Patrick at 724-470-3263. NOVEMBER 4-5 CAKE DONUT SALE – St. Damien Parish of Monongahela will be making delicious cake donuts for sale. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or until sold out and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or until sold out. $8 per dozen. Questions? Call Carol 412600-5344. STAMP SHOW – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. South Fayette Fire Hall, 661 Millers Run Rd.

Sponsored by the Philatelic Society of Pittsburgh. For more info, Richard, 412653-0229. Free.

NOVEMBER 5 PORK CHOP DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Gary’s Chuck Wagon at South Second Street West Newton. Dinner includes sides, roll, drink and dessert. $12. Eat in or take out. Limited tickets available . Tickets in advance may be purchased at the Chuck Wagon or by calling our office for more details at 724-872-0100. Proceeds benefit Downtown West Newton Inc. 6TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Caste Village Commons, 5301 Grove Road. Join us for our show that will feature over 50 local crafters’ hand-made items on display— perfect for an early start to your holiday shopping! FREE admission. Proceeds benefit Whitehall Public Library. SPAGHETTI DINNER -11 a.m. -5 p.m.

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Holy Family Parish, Social Hall, 225 S. Second St., West Newton. Adults are $8 and children 4 - 12 are $4. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad bar, bread sticks, beverage and dessert. Chinese auction. If you bring 2 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.

DAN SCHALL IN CONCERT – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Refreshments following the concert. A free-will offering will be received. Call 724-258-7054 for more info. EVENING AT MANSFIELD - 4:307:30 p.m. Oliver Miller Homestead, Stone Manse Dr. in Allegheny County’s South Park. This is the only time that the Homestead will be illuminated with candles and cressets. Warm cider and baked goods including Thomas Jefferson’s

Muffins from his recipe that was found in the National Archives. $2 admission. All welcome. ETHNIC DINNER – 12-3 p.m. Church Hall, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis. The menu includes: stuffed cabbage, halushki (cabbage and homemade dumplings), pirohi (potato/cheese), kielbasa w/sauerkraut, green beans, dessert and beverage. Cost: $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Eat in or take out. Benefits our renovation fund. JOHN BARBERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION & VENDOR SHOW - 12:30 – 3 p.m. YMCA gymnasium, 101 Taylor Run Rd, Monongahela. Up for auction are many pieces of great sports & celebrity memorabilia, home goods & services, sporting event tickets, plus much more. $2,000 in cash prizes! For the kids there will be face-

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NOVEMBER 6 BALLROOM DANCING - The Mikey Dee Band, $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak.

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NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28 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. NOVEMBER 7 ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – Noon – 7 p.m. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Rd. & Rte 88, Finleyville. Adults: $8. Children under 12: $6. Includes spaghetti w/ meat sauce, bread, salad, drink, dessert. Takeout available, containers provided. May call ahead 724-348-5278. ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. West Newton Church of God, 157 N Second St, West Newton. 724-872-7467. Handicapped-accessible. Large dining room. Serving soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, drinks. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Amity Church, 400 Euclid Ave., Dravosburg. Dravosburg is turning 115 in 2018. Proceeds benefit the community event to be held August 25, 2018. Adults (13 over): $7 in advance/ $8 at the door. Children 5-12: $5. Children 4 & under: free. Tickets available at Dravosburg Legion Post #380, Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Dept. #1, from any Celebrate Dravosburg committee member, or by calling 412-469-2710.

NOVEMBER 7-9 BOOK SALE - Belle Vernon Public Library will be having a bag/book sale. Buy a library bag for $5 and load it up with as many books that fit! This will keep your book shelves filled while helping the library fill their shelves with the newest bestsellers for you all to enjoy!

Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Rostraver Imaging now offers MRIs on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Our non-claustrophobic scanner combines state-of-the-art technology with patient comfort to help pinpoint problems in the brain, spine, breast, body and extremities. It is the same MRI system used at MVH’s main hospital campus. MRIs can be scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free parking is available. Most insurance plans accepted. Peasant Village Professional Plaza 100 Peasant Village Lane Suite 102 Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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NOVEMBER 8 WING NIGHT - 5 – 9 p.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak. Open to the public.

NOVEMBER 9 ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION -6:30 p.m. Old Fells Methodist Church, 800 Fells Road, Rostraver. David Solomon of WQED will present a documentary of the Darr Mine Disaster of December 19, 1907 followed by a question and answer session. All members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5-7 p.m. Community of Christ, Bethel Park. We will be serving spaghetti, bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and desserts. We accept donations of $1 per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No takeout will be available. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412833-6357.

WASHINGTON COIN CLUB - 7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse room 103. All are welcome. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Program to be announced. For more info call 724-984-6611.

NOVEMBER 10 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, crab cakes, baked potato, salad and rolls will be the special! LINE DANCING - $5 per person. Instruction at 7 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak. FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

STEEL CITY COMEDY TOUR Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Stockdale Fire Department Social Hall, held by The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and event sponsor Stoney’s Beer. The comedians featured will be John Knight (Showtime), Lisa Dapprich (TV Series, “Outsiders,” Tim Ross, (WDVE Loaded Show) and Chuck Krieger, Host. Tickets are $20 and include a ticket for the show and draft beer. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are available at the Chamber office or on line at LIVE MUSIC BY NEW BREED - 7 10:30 p.m. at Hermanie SNPJ. Come out and hear some great music and meet some nice people. For more info, call Tom at 724-503-2031.

NOVEMBER 10-11 GENTLY USED COSTUME JEWELRY SALE – 1-7 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday. South Park Community Center, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. Handicapped-accessible. All prices are $1 to $5 per item. Christmas ornaments for $5 each. Patriotic raffle with unbelievable prizes! Every dollar is used to support our military. Questions? Kathie Gasior, Operation Troop Appreciation, or visit FALL RUMMAGE-RECYCLING SALE – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Recreation Center and Fellowship Fall. 5040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. (Closed for lunch 12-12:30 p.m.) The “bag sale” and ½ price sale starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Better items can be found in our “boutique” area. Donations of clean, useable items are accepted. All proceeds benefit mission projects. For further info, call Marilyn Hayes 412-831-5704.

NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE – 12 p.m. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold their 25th Veterans’ Day Memorial Service at the South Park nursing war memorials on Corrigan Drive. All nurses who served in the military will be remembered with a floral wreath placed at the nursing monuments. The program includes Bethel Mayor, Jack Allen; Reverend Jon Brzek, St. Joan of Arc Parish;

bagpiper Douglas Greer; and Sue Means, RN, Allegheny County Council. Other dignitaries included. Guest of honor is Elva Bertha, retired Army nurse who served in WW ll. The public is welcome. TAMBURITZANS PERFORMANCE – new stage production: “Passages: The Journey of Our Ancestors.” 2 p.m. West Mifflin Middle School, 81 Commonwealth Ave, West Mifflin. The two-hour virtual journey transports audiences to the heart of over a dozen countries and cultures. Advance purchase: $30/adults, $25/seniors and students. At the door, all seats $35 or View the entire 81st Season schedule at MEATLOAF DINNER - 4 to 7 p.m. Jefferson United Presbyterian Church. 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. Dinner to include meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, desserts, and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults; $5 for kids 6 to 12; under 5 are free. OLDIES DANCE – 8 p.m. by Mike and Candy. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. $5 per person. CHRISTMAS FLEA MARKET - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 509 Sixth Street, Charleroi. Shop for holiday decorations, toys, artificial trees, wreaths and jewelry. Baked goods and soups also available. The kitchen will be open to serve luncheon items and beverages. STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Gary’s Chuckwagon at 109 Second St. in West Newton. Sponsored by the West Newton Women’s Club. The menu includes stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, roll and butter, assorted desserts and a beverage. $12 per person. Takeout orders are available. For further info, or to purchase a ticket, call 724-872-3551 or 724-872-4175 or visit Gary’s Chuckwagon. The West Newton Women’s Club supports various community projects. FREE SEMINAR ON PILOTING DRONES – 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CCAC South Campus, Room G-404. Hosted by the Community College of Allegheny County. Designed for novices to enthusiasts, this will enable attendees to discover

November 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— drones for the first time, as well as prepare them to become FAA-certified remote pilots. Preregistration encouraged. To register, email Lori Paluti at lpaluti@ccac or call 412-469-4309. ST VALENTINE’S VENDOR CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park. Get a head start on your holiday shopping! Shop local artists for handcrafted goods. All proceeds benefit St. Valentine’s Preschool. MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church, of 1068 Linden Road in Eighty Four, PA. The show performed will be ‘I Loathe Lucy.’ Somebody has some ‘splainin to do when America’s favorite red head turns up dead. 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 thru Friday from 8 a.m. until noon or by contacting the church office at 724-941-8910. VETERANS DAY PARADE – Monongahela. Program at Chess Park at 9:30 a.m. Parade starts at noon. TURKEY DINNER – 3-6:30 p.m. New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, 411 4th Avenue, New Eagle. The menu will consist of: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert including beverage. For more info call 724-3103533. OLDIES DANCE - The White Oak American Legion Post #701 located at 2813 Capital St., in White Oak will sponsor oldies dances on Saturday November 11 and 25, 2017 from 7 to 11 p.m. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info call 724-984-6611.

NOVEMBER 11-12 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days, Barton’s Flowers and Bake Shop, 311 S. 2nd Ave in Elizabeth. The shops will be sharing free samples and holiday cheer. Shop for holiday décor and place your holiday bakery orders. Santa will also be on the scene from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days. For more info visit their website or call either shop: 412-384-9370, 412-384-6710. NOVEMBER 12 BINGO - The Holy Name Society of Holy Family Parish in West Newton is


sponsoring all paper bingo. The $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, door prize ticket, Red Ball ticket and a delicious luncheon which includes beverage. The proceeds will benefit the projects of the Holy Name men, which includes support of parish renovation projects. SPAGHETTI DINNER & BAKE SALE – 4-7 p.m. 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! Must show valid Military ID. Walk-ins and To-Go orders welcome. Come support Pack 712. Questions? Contact Mike Marshall at 412303-7348 or BINGO - Mon Valley Youth and Teen will hold a bingo at the Youth and Teen Center located at 160 Thompson Avenue in Donora. Doors open at 12:30. For more info call 724-379-4889.

NOVEMBER 13 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB – 12: 30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program “Trees of Pennsylvania” will be presented by Dianne Machesney, Master Gardener and will start at 12:30p.m.. Nonmembers are welcome. For more info about the PHGC, visit their website at BALL ROOM DANCING – 8 p.m. The Lite34 Touch Band, $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak, PA 15132.

NOVEMBER 14 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited.This months program to be announced. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more info call 724-9846611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 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 Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to 9 ——————————————————————————————————————————

CLOTHES 4-U - The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

NOVEMBER 15 WING NIGHT - 5-9 p.m. open to the public. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak. NOVEMBER 16 RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – Lunch is at noon. The Thomas Jefferson a cappella boys and girls choir will perform under the direction of Julia Lucia. The cost for lunch is $8 at the door and the lunch is held at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. RSVP to 412-655-2000. MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Avenue in Monessen. Everyone is welcome. If you would like more info, call Bill 412-266-1968

NOVEMBER 17 LIGHT-UP NIGHT – 5-9 p.m. First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. We are serving refreshments and you are welcome to tour the Sanctuary. SANTA CLAUS IS SHOPPING IN TOWN - Luminaries will light the path for Santa from Sheetz to the Behanna Auto and Tire in New Eagle. Many businesses in the community held open houses and raffles. There will be dancers, carolers, face painting, train rides, living nativity, holiday concert, shuttle bus service, food and fireworks. For more info call 724-258-5919 or visit 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 cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls will be our special. After dinner, enjoy ‘A Tribute to the Stars’ by Jerry Demaria from 8-10 p.m. A $5 cover charge for all guests.

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NOVEMBER 18 CHRISTMAS FLEA MARKET - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 509 Sixth Street, Charleroi. Shop for holiday decorations, toys, artificial trees, wreaths and jewelry. Baked goods and soups also available. The kitchen will be open to serve luncheon items and beverages.

ROAST BEEF DINNER - 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St., Elizabeth. Roast beef, green beans, mashed potatoes, coleslaw drink, & dessert. Adults: $9, Children under 12: $4. For more info: 412-384-8868.

CHRISTMAS BASH – Doors open 6 p.m. starts at 7 p.m. 13th Annual Christmas Bash at Valley Inn Social Hall in Monongahela. Hosted by the Valley Inn VFD Auxiliary. Tickets are $20 each for 2 numbers. TVs, computers, electronics and more on ‘Pick of the Table.’ For more info and tickets call 724-747-0921.

FRIENDS & FAMILY SPAGHETTI DINNER – Immediately following 4 p.m. Mass from 5-7:30 p.m. Nativity Church Cafeteria, Brownsville Rd., South Park. Sponsored by the South Park Lions Club. $10: Adults, $5: Children, Under 3: free. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, butter, coffee. Bake sale. 50/50 Raffle and ‘Basket of Cheer’ Raffle. All proceeds benefit various Lions Club charities.

GUN BASH - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road will be hosting a Gun Bash at Salvatore’s (5001 Curry Road) from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the American Legion - 412-653-1555. Includes two numbers, food, beer and soft drinks.

OLDIES DANCE BASH – 5-10 p.m. Library Fire Hall. $30 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Hot dinner buffet served by Cyd West-Comfort Catering, music by D.J. Todd Tkach and complimentary refreshments. BYOB, mixers and snacks. All seats are reserved.

Ticket sales end on November 6. Each ticket has two chances to win cash every half hour. 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. For more info and tickets, call Joan at 412-835-0946.

2ND ANNUAL SHORTBREAD CITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monessen Fireman’s Social Hall, Eastgate 15, Monessen PA 15062. 70 vendors, a DJ, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and plenty of food and drinks available for purchase. All are welcome! THE SPANIELS IN THE MAIN BALLROOM - $30, Doors open at 6 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. FALL CRAFT AND FLEA MARKET SHOW – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cokeburg Fire Social Hall. Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing. One of a kind gifts, handmade and unique items and food available thru the Bentleyville Lions. Still looking for vendors. This event benefits the Lions Club of Bentleyville. Call 724-986-6117 or email with questions.

NOVEMBER 19 CRAFT AND VENDOR EVENT – 1-5 p.m. Christian Mothers of Holy Family Parish, Social Hall, West Newton. Lots of vendors as well as food and drink. Great way to spend the afternoon. For more info, contact Barb at girlscoutlady068@gmail. com or 724 331-1601.

a feast is prepared at the outdoor open hearth and bake oven. Guides in 18th century dress provide info and discuss history of the Whiskey Rebellion and demonstrate pioneer crafts. $2 admission. All welcome. ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. John Virgilio Sports Complex, Rostraver Township. Outdoor event will include a fire truck parade, bonfire, visit with Santa, treat bags, snack and hot chocolate for the children, arts and crafts, hot dogs complements of the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners, and a Toys for Tots collection box. Hosted by Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce, along with community partners, Rostraver Lions Clubs, and the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners. Rain or shine. MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invited. Program to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. For more info call 724-984-6611.

NOVEMBER 20 SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB – 7 p.m. South Park Community room. Our guest will be showing us holiday crafts. You’re welcome to visit us and see what we’re all about. BALL ROOM DANCING – 8 p.m. Wally Merriman Band, $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.

RIPEPI WINERY - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11:00AM - 6:00PM. Ripepi Winery, Monongahela. Wine tatstings, appetizers, seasonal wines, retail store. 724-292-8351.

LIGHT-UP NIGHT - Monongahela Valley Hospital's 33rd Annual Light Up Night. 6:30 pm Central Plaza. Enjoy entertainment, hot cocoa, a visit with Santa and lighting of the campus.

GIVE THANKS SERVICE – 7 p.m. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, ECO, will host the Finleyville Interfaith Community’s Thanksgiving Service. Area lay pastor Kathy Jo Kernan will bring the message. Refreshments follow the service. All are welcome.

NOVEMBER 21 CHARLEROI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Members, non-members and friends are invited to Cotromano’s Traditional Italian Eatery, located at 411 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Those attending will order from the extensive menu, which includes a gluten-free section. Also silent auction baskets and door prizes. If you plan to attend, call the Society headquarters at 724-4834961 for seating purposes.

THANKSGIVING ON THE FRONTIER – 1:30 -4:30 p.m. Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park. The Miller family and their friends will give thanks as

November 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— NOVEMBER 22 WING NIGHT – 5-9 p.m. Open to the public. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. NOVEMBER 24 LINE DANCING - $5 per person, Instruction at 7 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. 2nd and 4th Friday of every month going forward. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. NOVEMBER 25 OLDIES DANCE - The White Oak American Legion Post #701 located at 2813 Capital St., in White Oak will sponsor oldies dances on Saturday November 11 and 25, 2017 from 7 to 11 p.m. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info call 724-984-6611. MIRACLE ON MCKEAN - Charleroi Light-Up Night kicks off with a parade at 5 p.m. The night is combined with “Small Business Saturday.” Prior to and the day of, pick up a passport that shows all of the specials and discounts that merchants are offering for the day. Stop at each participating merchant anytime throughout the day and get your passport stamped. SMALL BUSINESSES FOR A BIG CAUSE – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper St. Clair. 50 small businesses will be in attendance to help support Beverly’s Birthdays, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless children and children celebrate their birthday. Face painting, princesses, a food truck, and more! Small donation suggested for picture with Santa. Bake sale, Chinese auction. Consider bringing toy or gift card to donate to Beverly’s Birthdays. Visit our Facebook event page for more details. BRADFORD HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Small Business Saturday for free tours and shopping. The house will be decorated in 18th century holiday style. Gift shop offers unique items, including Whiskey Rebellion items, t-shirts, prints, cards, and the Bradford House history book. CHRISTMAS CRAFT VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. South Park Township Community Room, South Park. 20 vendors/crafters with a wide variety of wonderful items for sale. After shopping, take some dessert home. A Chinese auction will be available that day, with items donated by vendors/crafters. 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————


OLDIES DANCE – 8 p.m. by Mike and Candy. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak. $5 per person. MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET – 38:30 p.m. Downtown West Newton Inc’s Annual Miracle on Main Street Christmas Craft and Vendor Show, located at the West Newton Presbyterian Church (3rd & Main Street) and West Newton Senior Center (Water & Main Street). A great selection of many handmade items for your holiday needs. For more info call 724-872-0100.

NOVEMBER 27 BOROUGH OF JEFFERSON HILLS COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – 6-8 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Center. A dozen special themedecorated Christmas trees, photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus story time, Thomas Jefferson High School choral and instrumental groups, kids crafts, refreshments, entertainment, holiday toy drive. BALL ROOM DANCING - The Mikey Dee Band, $10 per person. White Oak American Legion, White Oak.

NOVEMBER 28 CLOTHES 4-U - The First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing can call 724929-4696 to make arrangements. NOVEMBER 29 WING NIGHT – 5-9 p.m. Open to the public. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. DECEMBER 1 SOUTH PARK LIGHT UP NIGHT – 6 p.m. Gazebo on Maple Spring Drive. The Community House across the street from the gazebo will be made available for refreshments, raffles, 50/50 and Santa! Bring an ornament to decorate our two trees at the gazebo, or place one on the trees that night or when you can! We will be collecting canned goods. For more info, contact Sharon Adams, sadams6528@ or 412-897-2403. DECEMBER 2 CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST / CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh. Pancake and egg breakfast. $5 adults, $2 children. Chinese auction, Santa will visit. Admission free.

IS BARIATRIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center


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.

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Thomas Jefferson High School and West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce Organize Veterans Day Ceremony

New District Judge Should Be Elected, Not Hand-Picked by Predecessor. Dear Editor: There is a very important election in November which concerns all citizens of Peters Township, Nottingham Township, Union Township and Finleyville. That election is for Magisterial District Judge (MDJ). This may be an “off- year” election and is not getting much attention from the voters or the media, but the election for MDJ will affect all of us for years to come. In the primary election this spring, there was only one candidate on the ballot (Jacob Machel), who was the only person who knew that the incumbent MDJ was to announce his retirement on the last day before nominating petitions had to be filed. The current MDJ would have you believe that he has no ties to this candidate, and that it was only a coincidence, but clearly he had been planning this for some time. Because there was only one candidate on the spring ballot for such an important office, and due to the manipulation which created that circumstance, Bill Merrell and I decided to run as write-in candidates. We both felt that having only one person on the ballot was unfair and that our communities deserved better. Although neither of us garnered enough votes to be on the fall ballot, our showing of support proved that

the voters do not want the current MDJ to “hand-pick” his successor, and this is not Mr. Ellis’ election. The race now is between 29-yearold Jacob Machel and 42-year-old Jesse Pettit, who will be on your ballot as an independent candidate. We are supporting Jesse Pettit. This important election is not about being a Democrat or a Republican or an Independent. It is about who will be the best candidate to serve our citizens and our communities. Jesse Pettit is by far the most qualified candidate for Magisterial District Judge and he will bring back prestige and decorum to this office. As we said, this is an important election which will affect all citizens of our communities for years to come. The term of office for Magisterial District Judge is six years. The current magistrate has been in office for six terms, and will be finishing 30 years. If he is allowed to pick his successor, an unqualified successor, he has the potential to control the office for an additional 46 years. This just isn’t right. Please citizens of Peters, Nottingham, Union and Finleyville, vote on November 7, 2017 for Jesse Pettit. He will be a Magisterial District Judge we can all be proud of. Diane DiSalle, Democrat

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The West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce, borough councils, veterans and high school students will join together again to celebrate Veterans Day at Thomas Jefferson High School, 310 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills on Friday, November 10, 2017, beginning at 1 p.m. A reception will be held prior to the ceremony at 12:30 p.m. outside the high school with refreshments provided by the Steel Center for Career & Technical Education students. This will be the third time the school and community will host a joint ceremony to honor veterans and service members. Parking is available at the field house parking lot. Reserved parking for Veterans and their families is available in the front parking lot. Parking will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Prior to the ceremony, Thomas Jefferson High School students will deliver about 500 hand-made thank you cards to veterans at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. WJHSD students from the elementary schools, the middle school and high school created the thank you cards to honor and thank those veterans currently in the VA Hospital. The Veterans Day ceremony will pay tribute and recognize all four branches of the service plus the PA Air National Guard and Merchant Marines. Speakers for the event include Mike Thatcher, (US Marine Corps Officer), Chris Sefcheck (TJHS Principal/USAF Veteran), Sam DeMarco (Marine Corps Veteran) and others with musical performances by the TJHS Band and Chorus. The ceremony will also include the presentation of the flag, speeches from veterans, as well as members of the American Legion Riders Post 712, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 803 in Clairton, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6664 in South Park, the Library American Veterans, and local fire and police departments. The entire event will be broadcast live and available to view on the high school’s Livestream account at:

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE BRADFORD HOUSE MUSEUM Small Business Saturday The Bradford House Museum will be open on Saturday, November 25 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Small Business Saturday for free tours and shopping. The house will be decorated in an 18th century holiday style. The gift shop offers unique items, including Whiskey Rebellion-themed souvenir items, t-shirts, prints, cards, and the Bradford House history book.

Poster Contests Pictured (l-r) are Amphitheater Committee members Karla Spangler, secretary; Matthew Shorraw, president; and Karen Lewitsky, treasurer.

Children painting pumpkins are (front) Omari Bey, age 2, and her sister Sade Bey, 4.

The South Hills—Mon Valley Messenger booth was run by staff writer Miranda Startare (middle), Frankie, son, and Sophia, daughter.

By Jill Runfola The 4th Annual Monessen Fall Festival took place on a seasonally picturesque day at Monessen City Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 30 from 12 – 4 p.m. The day featured big band music of The Wally Gingers Orchestra, and there were a variety of local vendors, pumpkin painting, face-painting, and more. Also included was the 2nd annual Monessen Pie Bakeoff. The winner of the bakeoff was Deanna Held. A returning favorite food vendor was RP’s BBQ by Ron Painter and family with ribs, chops, hot dogs, etc. Other vendors included: a South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger vendor booth, Farmer’s Insurance, Stitches from The Heart, and Cathy’s Corner. A thank you goes to Joseph’s Nursery, who donated mums which sold for $8. Karla Spangler, secretary of the Amphitheater Committee, directed the festival and said, “I think the event will go really well. We have the perfect fall weather, a lot of vendors, and the band is good.” Karen Lewitsky, treasurer, added, “I think the festival is getting bigger every year. The kids love it. It’s a prelude to our “Trunk or Treat” event.” The committee members were both correct, because the festival did go well— another success for the Amphitheater Committee!

Canonsburg Hospital Offers Bereavement Support for the Holidays Dealing with the holidays after a significant loss in your life can be extremely draining. Learning how to prepare for the demands that the holidays may bring will be the theme of an evening seminar offered by Canonsburg Hospital. This program is scheduled for November 10th at 7 p.m. in the McNary Center at 100 Medical Blvd. Canonsburg. Light refreshments will follow. For reservations please call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118 by November 6.

The Bradford House Museum is again sponsoring two poster contests, open to all middle and high school students (public, parochial, cyber and home-schooled) in Washington and Greene Counties, on a topic of Western Pennsylvania history, 1750 – 1850. Students are required to construct a presentation on a standard size trifold display board, register online during January and February, and deliver the project to the Bradford House in early March. For complete rules, hints for developing a project, and a list of possible topics, go to and look under the education tab. Winning projects will be displayed at the Symposium on 18th Century Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania, An Evening with John Adams, on April 6, 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 5 entries in each division: Middle School (grades 5-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Email questions to

Operation Troop Appreciation Plans Annual Costume Jewelry Sale for November 10th and 11th Operation Troop Appreciation is holding their annual gently used costume jewelry sale on Friday November 10 from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The South Park Community Center is located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, has ample parking, and is handicapped-accessible. Although most of our jewelry is gently used, many of our generous contributors donate NEW jewelry with price tags still attached! All of our prices are $1 to $5 per item! Nothing is higher than $5. Beautiful Christmas ornaments will be available for $5 each. We also will have a patriotic raffle with unbelievable prizes! More than 10,000 pieces of jewelry to delight every taste will be for sale, including vintage pins, necklaces, bracelets, pins, earrings (pierced, clip and screw), sweater clips, hundreds of rings, holiday, jewelry boxes, scarf clips, travel jewelry boxes and much more! Every dollar is used to support the military. Operation Troop Appreciation ships 25 to 50 70-pound packages about every 3 weeks to our deployed military. We also have a ‘welcome home’ program to help those veterans who have returned home and need assistance. Every person working at Operation Troop Appreciation VOLUNTEERS their time and energy. Operation Troop Appreciation has been operating for 13 years and is a Pittsburgh-based charity. Questions? Email Kathie Gasior, Operation Troop Appreciation at or visit 14 —————————————————————————————————————————

Gospel Alliance Church Hosts Food Drive for Local Children Teachers, schools, and administrators are faced with kids who come into the classroom with unmet needs on a daily basis. These unmet needs, whether they are physical or emotional, have a direct impact on a child’s ability to reach his or her potential. As part of the Belle Vernon and Rostraver community, Gospel Alliance Church wants to get involved and help the kids in our local school reach their highest potential. More than 50% of the kids receive free or reduced lunch. For some of these children this is all the food that they eat in a day. What do they do on the weekends? Sometimes they don't eat at all. The Bag Brigade is here to help! On Fridays, the children will receive a bag filled with nutritious food for them to take home. They will return the bags on Mondays so that they may be filled up again for the next Friday. We are so excited to begin this project and hope that you can help in any way possible, whether it’s by donation of money, items, or time.


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ITEMS NEEDED Food Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese Peanut butter crackers Jif snack size 3-pack peanut butter Cheese crackers Wholegrain Pop Tarts Granola bars Individual small boxes of cereal Canned pasta Hormel complete meals Applesauce snack packs Jell-O or pudding snack packs Fruit cup snack packs Instant oatmeal 100% juice boxes Fruit snacks Goldfish crackers

Hygiene Products Travel-size shampoo Travel-size soap Toothpaste Toothbrush Drop-off locations Gospel Alliance Church Bill’s Golf Land Rostraver Elementary School Marion Elemenrty School Bee Graphics Darla Suz on Main Street in Belle Vernon

Trax Farms Donates Pumpkins to St. Thomas More Church Disaster Relief Auction Three members of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Bethel Park visited Trax Farms in midOctober on a big pumpkin hunt. The Trax Farms one-of-a-kind family business told parishioners that they were welcome to pick out two of the largest pumpkins on hand for the church’s annual fundraising raffle to benefit charity. Kelly Wdowiak, Amy Nowakowski, and her This is only their second annual husband, Rich, had fun picking out the pumpkin raffle, and coordinator biggest pumpkins at Trax Farms. Kelly Wdowiak said that the raffle couldn’t come at a better time. “After we raffle off the pumpkins to the highest bidder at the annual church function, we are going to send the proceeds to benefit the Red Cross and the victims of recent hurricanes in Florida.” Last year's raffle brought in nearly $500 to benefit their Angel Fund, which helps cover tuition costs for families. Pumpkins for last fall’s event were also donated by Trax Farms. This year’s event is run by the St. Thomas More School Student Council, made up of 24 members in grades 6 through 8. Student Council teacher sponsors include Amy Nowakowski, Kelly Wdowiak and Shannon Zimm.

Charleroi Area Historical Society Invites Members, Non-Members and Friends to Holiday Luncheon Everyone is invited to the Charleroi Area Historical Society’s annual holiday luncheon at Cotromano’s Traditional Italian Eatery, 411 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Those attending will order from the menu, which includes a gluten-free section. They have a very extensive menu, including salads, calzones, gyros, pizza burgers, specialty pizzas, hoagies, entrees and, of course, pasta (and daily lunch specials). After everyone has enjoyed their meal, the year’s program meetings will be reviewed, followed by announcing the winners of silent auction baskets and door prizes. Of course, there are always surprises to celebrate the holidays. If you plan to attend, please call the Society headquarters at 724-483-4961 for seating purposes. This is an informal and fun occasion for members and friends of the Society as the year comes to a close and we look forward to 2018.

Barton's Flowers and Bake Shop Plans Holiday Open House Join Barton’s Flowers and Bake Shop as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Holiday Open House. On November 11 and 12, the shops will be sharing free samples and holiday cheer. Shop for holiday décor and place your holiday bakery orders. Santa will also be on the scene both days from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information visit their website at or call either shop at 412-384-9370 or 412-384-6710. Barton’s Flowers and Bake Shop – bakery, florist, gift shop are both located at 311 S. 2nd Ave in Elizabeth, PA.

Prime Time Sponsors Annual Fall Craft Fair in Bethel Park on November 4th On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Christian Life Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, will be the setting for beautiful, hand-made craft items available for purchase. This annual fall craft fair will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with 58 tri-state area crafters there with items including hand-painted items, dried and silk flower arrangements, jewelry, candles, wood-working, pet items, and much more.Lunch and refreshments will be available throughout the day and a Chinese auction will be set up with items donated by each of the crafters. What a way to get a real bargain! There are wide aisles for browsing, plenty of parking, and no admission fee charged! Proceeds benefit PRIME TIME Adult Care, a non-profit organization specializing in the medical supervision and mental and physical stimulation of the frail elderly, those with functional-impairments, and those with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Weber, Director, at 835-6661.

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Catholic Women's College Club Provides Halloween Fun for Mon Valley Care Center Residents The Catholic Women's College Club (CWCC) provided fun and friendship for the residents of Mon Valley Care Center. On October 2, the members of the club brought many Halloween treats and gifts as bingo prizes for the residents. A good time was enjoyed by everyone while many different bingo games were played. The CWCC has kept this tradition for over 25 years. The organization takes pride in practicing acts of charitable services throughout the year to those who need friendship and assistance. New members are always welcome and may contact the club's president, Lisa Foglia, for more information. She may be reached at The next meeting of the CWCC will be held on November 6 at Our Lady of the Valley Church and social room at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring monetary donations for the local food banks.

President of Local Chapter of National Duncan Glass Society Speaks at Meeting of Charleroi Area Historical Society After welcoming those in attendance at it October 16 program meeting, Ken Thompson, president and vice president/chairman of the program committee, introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Jon Day. Jon is the President of the Washington County chapter of the National Duncan Glass Society. Before he described a display of more than 50 pieces of glassware, Day gave a brief history of what led to the formation of the National Duncan Glass Society. Following the story of the history of Duncan Glassware, Day spent the rest of the time giving a detailed explanation of how glassware was produced and the gradual changes in the methods used, such as hand-blown versus molds; etching or engraving; coloring the glass by adding chemicals or “staining” the glass. After thanking Day for his fine program, Ken Thompson reminded everyone about the year-end holiday luncheon to be held at Cotramano’s Italian Eatery (411 Fallowfield Ave.) at 1 p.m. on November 21. The Board of Directors will continue to meet during the months of December through February, making plans for its 2018 program meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month, March through October. These programs are held in Riverside Place, 303 Chamber Plaza, in the SPHS building. New members are always welcome, along with their ideas for program topics. Check out the Society on Facebook! 15 —————————————————————————————————————————— 16 —————————————————————————————————————————


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MARC 5K Truly a Community Event The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) held its “On Your MARC” The Best Yet 5K Run/Walk, presented by Cox Market, on September 30 through the neighborhoods of Monongahela and New Eagle. George Eckert, the race director and current President of MARC, stated, “This was definitely a community event, as 90% of the 112 participants were from the Monongahela, New Eagle, Carroll Township, and Charleroi areas.” Carl Sutherland of Monongahela was the overall running winner with a time of 19:46.7. The fastest time recorded in the women’s division was by Amy Kootz, also from Monongahela, timed at 23:20.2 In the walking event, the overall winner was Lisa Black (40:10.9) and in the men’s division was Joe Mancinelli (42.49.8) of Charleroi. MARC would like to thank the business community who sponsored the race. They include: Cox Market (naming rights); Elizabeth Equipment Services; The Monongahela Cemetery; Mon Valley Hospital; Community Bank; Key Bank; cfsBank; Webster Chiropractic; CSC Insurance Options; Dierken’s Pharmacy; Italian Village Pizza; C. Harper Automotive; Monongahela Nova Care; Charleroi Cricket; Sparkles By Shell; Zimmer Printing; Corrina Withrow-Avon; Leia Heritage-LuLaRoe; Bartolotta’s Giant Eagle; Sheetz; Inc.; PNC Bank; Two and a Fry; Eat ‘N Park; Frye Funeral Home; Marshall Marra Funeral Home; TriCommunity Ambulance; and Devore Hardware. MARC would also like to recognize and thank Chief Brian Tempest and the Monongahela Police Department; the Monongahela Fire Department; the New Eagle Fire Department; New Eagle Mayor Charles Fine and New Eagle Borough Council; Mayor of Monongahela Bob Kepics and Monongahela City Council; race starter Alan Viliky; Ringgold High School Interact Club sponsor Bill Calloway and the Interact Club; the Brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma Beta Iota Chapter (Cal U); and the many volunteers who made the race a community event.

Dorothy Hands (2nd place) and Barb Morris (1st place), winners in the 70 and older women's walking event

The Cox Market group

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL Upcoming Meetings The next two meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on November 14 and December 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend.

Pictured is a new direction sign installed at Montour Trail milepost 37.8 by South Hills Friends volunteers. These signs have been installed at trailheads along the entire 46.6 miles of the mainline Montour Trail. The South Hills Friends installed six signs between MP37.5 and MP46.6.

Penny Day The South Hills Friends Penny Day fundraiser was held on Saturday, October 14. The South Hills Friends would like to thank the many donors who helped make this Penny Day the most successful one in our 12-year history. Work Parties The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. The next two work parties will be on November 4 and December 2 (weather permitting). We will be looking for volunteers to install replacement fence at the Triphammer West Parking area. The job will require digging postholes, but also some installation of fence rails. Additional information including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained at Questions may be directed to

Jefferson Hills Democratic Party Meetings on Hiatus Until 2018 The Jefferson Hills Democratic Party will not be meeting in November nor in December 2017. The next meeting will be on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jefferson Hills borough building in the large meeting room next to the library. For more information contact us at —————————————————————————————————————————— 17 18 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Monongahela Main Street Program Extends Thanks to Sponsors The Monongahela Main Street Program wishes to thank the following for their assistance in the 2017 “Avenue of the Hanging Jack-O-Lanterns” project. Carved from 37 real pumpkins, they hung on the utility poles from City Hall to the Monongahela Area Library during the month of October. Sponsors: The Mon River Towns Program for providing the original 2016 grainitial equipment Triple B Farms (Sue Beinlich), for donating almost half of the pumpBX Studio Chad DeSantis Community Eye Care Associates Deacon Hoover Real Estate Advisors DeVore Hardware Doreen Walters First Baptist Church From the Top Music Shop George Stasko Construction Goody Two Shoes Granny Nannies Grilli Studio Handyman Matters

Holets Family Howard Hanna Appraisals (Donald Berardino) Italian Village Pizza Just 4 You Gift Shop Ladies of the G.A.R. (Starkweather Circle) Little City Coffee Madonna Catholic Regional School Main Street Antiques Main Street Barber & Supply Michelle and Jocelyn Stoffel Michelle Branthoover Monongahela Area Library Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation Monongahela Donora Lions Monongahela Rotary Club Mon Valley Safety Gear Sparkles by Shell Step for Fitness Stromberg Garrigan Associates and Landmarks SGA of Somerset, Pa. Uncommonly Bella Whitlatch Family Zimmer Printing

Go to our website at for complete listing of all who contributed to the event’s success.

Southwestern PA Registered Nurses Club Hosts Meeting on Fraud The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet November 21 at 9:30 a.m. at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. Speaker is Eileen Mazza, AARP Task Force. Her topic is “Health Care Fraud and Investment Fraud.” All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Carol at 412-885-0367 for more information.


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The Watchful Shepherd Presents Holiday Home Tour in Peters Township Ring in the holiday season and help raise money for a great cause. The Watchful Shepherd’s annual Holiday Home Tour will take place on Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Watchful Shepherd USA, a child/family abuse prevention program. The event will showcase preferred homes of Peters Township. Tickets may be purchased for $25. The Holiday Home Tour helps fund the Watchful Shepherd abuse and family violence program. Tour some of the beautiful homes in our area, and while you enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon in the spirit of the holiday season, know that you are also helping to ease the lives of children and families who are living in potentially abusive situations. Tickets are available in November at many different area businesses for $25. If you are unable to attend the home tour but would like to donate, tax deductible donations can be sent to Watchful Shepherd USA, 1061 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 204, McMurray, PA 15317 or online by visiting the website For any additional information, please call 724941-3339.

TICKET LOCATIONS Bethel Park • Keller Williams Realty, 1500 Oxford Drive, Suite 300 412-831-3800 • Miller’s Ace Hardware, 3400 South Park Road, Bethel Park, 412-835-4119 Canonsburg • Malone Flower Shop, 17 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-2850 Mt. Lebanon • Today’s Tiffany Lamp Company, Galleria Mall, Mt. Lebanon, 412-5612211 Peters Twp. • Miller’s Ace Hardware, Route 19 Washington Road, McMurray, 724941-7970 • The Cob Collection, 504 Valleybrook Road, McMurray 724-969-1600 • Arabesque, 3204 Washington Road, McMurray 724-941-5266 Southpointe •The Colorful Rooster, 1900 Main Street, Canonsburg, (Southpointe) 724-338-2922 Washington • David’s Limited, 50 N Main Street, Washington 724-228-1884

3rd Annual ‘Sock It To A Vet Day’ in North Belle Vernon Scheduled for November 7th For the third year in a row, The Good Ol’ Days House and former home of five WWII veterans of the Stringhill family will be the sponsor and main site for an Election Day collection of new socks, to be donated to the Veterans homeless shelter in Washington and distributed to veterans in our local hospitals. Donations of new socks will be collected from noon to 7 p.m. at The Good Ol’ Days House, 914 Broad Avenue in North Belle Vernon. Stop in for some old-fashioned refreshments such as fried bologna, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, nostalgic candy, and lemon blend! Additionally, save the date! Our 9th Annual Christmas Open House and Pajama Party to benefit the Domestic Violence Services of SWPA is scheduled for December 7 from noon to 7 pm.

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Holiday Train Tradition Continues at Mid-Mon Valley Model Railroad Club

Century 21 Agent of the Month CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is proud of Jen Eckels for earning both a Gold Level Production Award and a Quality Service Pinnacle Award. She has built a successful career in a relatively short period of time and anticipates a even brighter future for herself and her clients. Call and ask for Jen today!

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The Mid-Mon Valley Model Railroad Club is continuing its tradition of the holiday open house. The doors will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from November 25, 2017 through January 7, 2018 from noon until 5 p.m. The full schedule can be seen on the club's website at Click on the ‘Events’ button and then click on the link for the holiday open house flyer. The tradition started soon after the club found its first home in the 1980s. This is the 18th year in this New Eagle Borough site. Each year, new generations are introduced to the hobby. The setting appeals to young and old alike, with its upper and lower levels of track and scenery. The scenery is designed to evoke the history of the mid-Mon Valley. The more mature visitors are likely to recognize scenes that no longer exist and the younger visitors will derive joy from following some of the numerous trains from room to room. Step stools are made available for those who need the extra height to see the upper level, but parents are cautioned to assist their children to prevent stumbles and touching the display. Historical artifacts from area railroads are on display in the last room and photographs line the hallway toward the roomful of artifacts. Items to be seen include trainmen's lanterns, switch locks, tickets, timetables, caps, signal lights and many other fascinating objects. While in the last room, visitors can take time out to see the view from the cab of a model locomotive as seen by the model engineer. This view is transmitted from a camera hidden in the nose of one of the locomotives and displayed on a television screen. This gives one a truly unique perspective of the layout that cannot be seen from the aisles. Although the club meets only once each week, each year produces some new changes to the layout. The continuing efforts on the display are funded by the public's donations. While there is no true admission fee, a suggested donation level of at least $1 per person will help further their efforts. More generous donations will help to offset those who are unable to donate. All the work is done by members of the club, so if you are interested in membership, ask for information while visiting or see the website at Membership is open to interested individuals ages 10 and up; candidates must be National Model Railroad Association members. For further information, contact S. Werner at 724-379-8584.

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

Selling in Winter? Keep These Tips in Mind! The difference between selling a property in the summer and selling it in the winter can go unaddressed by some sellers and even many real estate agents. There are simple changes that you can make your home show better in the winter compared to others whose owners make no effort to adapt their strategies accordingly.

Safety A sometimes overlooked aspect of having people come to your home for a showing or an open house is ensuring that your home is safe. This can help generate goodwill with potential buyers while sending the subliminal message that the home is well-maintained. From the buyer’s point of view it can give your home that competitive edge that could make all the difference as they compare your home to others they may visit that day.

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Clearing your driveway and walkways of snow and ice is one great way to make your home more inviting to potential buyers. Another thing you can do is make sure that ice is removed from above your doorway or other overhangs.

Cleanliness As the snow falls, foot traffic into a home’s entryway can give your property a messy or even dirty appearance. Even worse, after snow has been on the ground for a few days it can turn to slush. Anyone with children knows that slush and salt can be a deal killer on entryways, tile and hardwood flooring and especially carpets. Head this problem off at the pass and put fresh welcome mats in front of your door and in the entryway to prompt prospective buyers to clean their shoes vigorously before entering your home. This may seem like an inconsequential step in selling your home, however anything you can do to preserve the appearance you have worked hard to achieve can help give a potential buyer a better impression of your home. A trend in recent years involves having a small “Please Use” sign and decorative basket filled with reusable contractor booties at the entry way.

Lighting During winter hours sunsets occur early in the late afternoon. Because many showings take place in the evening after potential buyers leave work, showings after sundown are a fact of life. While in the summer your

home would still be bathed in sunlight, in winter the lack of sunlight may give it a dark and possibly foreboding appearance. To counteract this, consider investing in some extra lighting for your property that shows off the exterior of your home. Turning the outside lights on at 5 p.m. can be effective in giving your home a warm and inviting appearance to those buyers who have an evening showing appointment and may even attract other potential buyers who happen to be driving by. Consider installing an inexpensive timer so the outside lights come on at dusk.

Decorations Yes, by all means decorate for your favorite holidays or seasons, however be careful not to overdo it! Avoid decorations that take up too much floor space and those that will detract from the buyer being able to experience the house itself. Remember to be tactful and tasteful! While it may seem silly to market your home differently based on the season you are selling it in, spending some time on these details can make your home show better and have a better chance of ultimately interesting a potential buyer. The purpose is to market the house and show it at its very best to encourage buyers to imagine your house as their new home and cause it to sell.

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Mon Valley Academy for the Arts Presents ‘A Night at the Coaches’ Dinner Dance on November 5th The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA), a new arts and culture organization serving the Mon Valley since November 2015, announces their latest 2017 event in the ongoing Twin Coaches Orchestra Project (TCOP). MVAA presents ‘A Night at the Coaches’ Dinner Dance, designed as a show to highlight the heritage of the Twin Coaches Supper Club. The event will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Stockdale VFD Banquet Hall, Stockdale. The event, hosted by the Mon Valley Academy for the Arts,will include live performances by some of the areas best, including members of the Twin Coaches Orchestra, directed by Twin Coaches alumni, Joe Campus. Featured vocalists will be John Paterra and Kylie Santoro-Horell. The $25 ticket price not only covers the cost of this Dinner Dance, but also includes a sumptuous buffet meal provided by Martin’s Catering. Also appearing will be the Pete Daley Mon Valley Rockers and the newly formed Twin Coaches Jr. Stage Band comprised of local students ranging from 12 to 18 yreas old. Ross Guidotti and Tom Soltis wil be the event Master of Ceromonies. All proceeds from the event support the cultural and educational programs of the MVAA. Tickets are available at Vic Vitale State Farm in Charleroi and by call the MVAA office at 724-309-0249. For more information about MVAA and TCOP, please visit their website at

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Mantle House Mission Fundraiser Dinner Planned for November 4th On November 4, attendees be blessed with dinner, local vocalists, and musicians at the Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Hall, 90 Supervisor Drive, West Newton, PA. The delicious stuffed pork chop dinner is provided by Gary’s Chuckwagon, along with homemade dessert and drinks. Join in the silent auction - with so many baskets to choose from, there is something for everyone. This is a wonderful fundraiser for Mantle House Mission, located at 132 S. Water Street, West Newton. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchase at the Mission, Ace Hardware, or Gary’s

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Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Plans Steel City Comedy Tour for November 10th

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) and event sponsor Stoney’s Beer, will hold a Steel City Comedy Tour on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Stockdale Fire Department Social Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Comedians featured will be John Knight (Showtime), Lisa Dapprich (TV series “Outsiders”), Tim Ross, (WDVE Loaded Show) and Chuck Krieger, host. “We had so much fun last year,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director. “It will be a laid back evening, and we encourage everyone to get their tickets, as we are predicting a sellout.” Comedy show sponsors also include Highway Appliance, Dee’s Cricket Wireless of Charleroi, and Northwest Savings Bank. Tickets are $20 and include a ticket for the show and draft beer. The Chamber staff will offer light food for sale. Attendees must be 21 or older and will be required to present proof of age. Tickets are available at the Chamber office or online at Tickets are sold in lots of 12 ensure a reserved table. For Chamber office hours or questions, call 724-483-3507. Proceeds benefit Chamber programs.

Borough of Jefferson Hills Sponsors Annual Toy Drive Mayor Jan Cmar and the borough police department are again sponsoring a holiday toy drive for local children. Please drop off your donation of a new unwrapped toy at the municipal center first floor lobby (outside the police department offices) by December 11. To apply for this assistance, please pick up an application at the police department.

MACC Presents Annual ‘Santa Claus is Shopping in Town’ Event on Nov. 17th The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Santa Claus is Shopping in Town event on Friday, November 17, 2017. Luminaries will light the path for Santa from Sheetz to the Behanna Auto and Tire in New Eagle. Many businesses in the community held open houses and raffles. There will be dancers, carolers, face painting, train rides, living nativity, holiday concert, shuttle bus service, food and fireworks. Thank you to our sponsors: EQT Corporation, Mackin Engineering, PNC Bank, Community Bank, Monongahela Animal Hospital, Behanna Auto and Tire Service, and Lone Oak Farms. For more information, call 724-258-5919 or visit

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Santa Claus is Coming to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Pennsylvania Trolley Museum’s stockings are hung by the trolleys with care with the knowledge that Santa Claus will soon be there! The merriest man himself will be visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum during their annual Santa Trolley. Visit the museum during November 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 for this spectacular event that runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last trolley departing at 4 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to climb aboard a restored streetcar that will transport them on the Museum’s 2-mile ride. While aboard, visitors will get to meet Santa Claus and a few of his friends may show up as well! Santa will be happy to have visitors take his picture, so make sure you remember to bring your camera. Your camera will also come in handy when you stop by the museum’s large Lionel toy train layout. Enjoy the beautiful Christmas village of Department 56 collectible buildings. This beautiful display was donated and displayed in memory of Mary C. Brown by her twin granddaughters, Sara and Jessi Shoemaker. These beautiful porcelain buildings and accessories brought a lot of joy to Brown’s life and the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is proud to continue her display tradition with their large Lionel toy train layout. In the Museum’s event room, you will get to view the wonderful LEGO layout built by Steel City Lug, Pittsburgh Area’s Adult LEGO User Group. The holiday spirit will be all throughout the air and your bellies will be filled with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. After eating your snacks, kids can make a great holiday craft to remember their visit! Admission for the Santa Trolley is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $10 for children ages 1-15; children under 1 are free. This admission will include your trip on the Santa Trolley and the open exhibits. Admission includes trips on the Yuletide shuttle. The Yuletide shuttle takes guests on the 2-mile roundtrip ride where the crew and guests have holiday fun. This event is very popular and we do suggest advance ticket purchases be made online due to the limited seating. The tickets can be purchased on the museum’s website at Once you follow that link, you will click on the Santa Trolley button and it will take you to Tickets are on sale now! For information, call 724-228-9256 or visit

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Hosts ‘Trolleys and Toy Trains’ Event During December During the month of December, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will be hosting their Trolleys and Toy Trains event. It will be held on Fridays, December 1, 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors of this event will be able to ride on our decorated trolleys and to view the Lionel toy train layout. Admission for Trolleys and Toy Trains is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-15; children under 3 are free. The Museum is happy to announce that they will once again be participating in the “Toys for Tots” campaign. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy with a minimum value of $10. Those who participate in donating a toy will receive a $5 gift certificate to the museum store (limit one per family while visiting Santa Trolley or Trolleys and Toy Trains.) Toys will be accepted until Sunday, December 8 until 4 p.m. 25 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Downtown West Newton Inc. Presents Annual ‘Miracle on Main Street Light-Up Night Festival’ Downtown West Newton Inc. presents the Annual Miracle On Main Street Light-Up Night Festival on Saturday, November 25 from 3 - 8:30 p.m. The theme is "A Teddy Bear Christmas" and it will be held at Main and Second Street. Schedule: • Rock all evening to DJ Galiffa at Center Stage • 3 p.m. - W.N. Elementary PTO host children's games throughout the evening • 3p.m. - Make and decorate your own chocolate-covered pretzels for children of all ages • 3 to 8:30 p.m. - The largest gift basket raffle, 50/50 and lottery tree raffle of the season • 3 to 8:30 p.m. - Christmas Craft & Vendor Market W.N. Presbyterian Church and Senior Center • 3:45 p.m. - Christmas Organ & Music Recital with James Sykes & Students - West Newton Presbyterian Church • 5:15 p.m. - BIG CHRISTMAS PARADE down Main Street • 5:15 p.m. - W.N. Library's " Teddy Bear Parade " in conjunction with the Main Parade call the library for details (724)633-0798 • 6 p.m. - Santa Claus arrives • 6 p.m. - Stage Right! - Sensations perform at Center Stage There will be much more! Please note times and locations may be subject to change! Miracle on Main Street is sponsored by PNC; Commercial Bank; Erie Insurance - Steven J. Kenderes Agency; Megan Pogyor's Barber Shop; Main Street Motors; and Downtown West Newton Inc. For more information, please call 724-872-0100.

Crossroads Ministries Presents ‘A Perfect Christmas’ Christmas Dessert Theater Are you in search of the perfect Christmas? Looking for something fun and exciting for during this holiday season? Take a break from the mall. Stop stressing over it all, and come relax with us at the Christmas Dessert Theater. Join us for “A Perfect Christmas!” This is an evening filled with lots of laughs and a story to which everyone can relate. After the musical, be sure to enjoy a dessert bar in our very own “Candy Land.” The Christmas Dessert Theater will be held at Crossroads Ministries December 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are only $6, which includes dessert. Tickets are available at our website: For further information call the church at 724-348-1620. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville. ————————————————————————————————————————— 26


‘Zombie Outbreak’ During Zombie 5K Fuels Imaginations at Monessen City Park

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY October Meeting On Tuesday, October 17 the Society’s program with guest speaker Brian Seech was “Big Foot and Strange Creatures of Pennsylvania.” There were many incidents of sightings throughout the state and especially in Allegheny County. He showed various slides showing the locations where they occurred and sketches of what the witnesses say they saw. After his presentation there was a lively and interesting discussion of guests with Brian.

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Rotary Club President Kristen Joseph (middle) is pictured with “zombies” Roz Christopher, left, and Tammy Joseph (Kristen’s mother), right.

Getting ready to participate Samantha Niemiec and Ashley Carney (front) Ryne Niemiec, Perkta Wanjohi, Chana Rager, Lindy Waldron, and Chelsea Ratica (back).

By Jill Runfola Just in time to celebrate Halloween, runners, walkers, and zombies were sighted in a Zombie 5K on Saturday, October 21. The event was hosted by the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Club at Monessen City Park. The weather was brisk and, that morning, participants felt the chill at the first-ever Zombie 5K. Rotary President Kristen Joseph said, “We Jen Korb, visiting from Cincinnati, are hoping it’s something everyone looks gets her zombie makeover from relative forward to each year,” adding, ““The Steve Korb (side) and Pete Vechayanon Douglas students will be onsite to do zom- (front). Both artists study at Tom Savini’s bie make-ups, and also [there will be] a DJ School in Monessen. playing spooky tunes and snacks for before and after the race.” New Monessen Mayor Matthew Shorraw sang the National Anthem. He surprised everyone with his moving performance, which kicked off the event. The zombie fundraiser began at 9 a.m., and zombies crept away early at 8:45 a.m. The runners and walkers took off from the park down Grand Blvd. to the end of Parente Blvd. and then circled back to the park. Everyone who pre-registered before September 29 received a Zombie 5K t-shirt. Popular themed songs played included: “Ghostbusters,” Monster Mash,” “Thriller,” and “Stayin’ Alive.” Water, doughnuts, apples, snacks, and pop were also on hand. Each winning participant received a medal. Top runners in each age group for the 2017 Zombie 5K are: 12 & under - Benito Peso and Ian Toman 13-19 - Mekenzie Reda – Female and Isaac Tabron - Male 20-29 - Stephanie Kirkpatrick – Female and Ryne Niemiec - Male 30-39 - Kristin Gansor – Female and Matthew Lucas - Male 40-49 - Tina Reda – Female (No male contestant) 50-59 - Kim Gorski - Female and John Pesi - Male 60-69 - Cindy Dzurik – Female and Mark Giannini- Male 70 and over - Bob Kopko at 82 years old Kim Gorski also placed 1st out of all female runners with a time of 24:01 and Matthew Lucas also placed 1st out of all male runners with a time of 23:20. Joseph concluded, “We wanted to get Douglas Education students involved along with Monessen students and residents of Monessen and the surrounding areas. We wanted to host an event that would get people excited to come to town and see what the students can do while bringing the community together for some friendly competition.”

The Society’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. The program will be our annual “Show and Tell”. All Society’s meetings are open to the public at no charge and light refreshments are served. Please join us and bring with you what you have of interest to share.

South Park Historical Annual Christmas Party The Society’s annual Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, December 12. This party is for members and their guests. Reservations must be made before December 6. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests.

Enjoy Book The Society is selling the 2018 Enjoy Book for $30 and is available at the Society’s meetings. Anyone living in the South Park Area can make arrangements for delivery of the new Enjoy Book to their home by calling 412-833-8160.

Society’s Books The Society’s book, “Historical Snowden Township/South Park Township,” and their newly published book, “History of Allegheny County’s South Park: Farm Lands to Park Lands,” are available for sale at the Society’s meetings and the South Park Library for $20 (tax included). Books can also be ordered by calling 412-8359529 or 412-655-4104. For an additional $3.25 for postage, the book can be mailed to any destination. These books would make a wonderful Christmas gift for a family member, friend or neighbor!

NOVEMBER NEWS FROM NAOMI OUTREACH Meeting The next meeting of the Naomi Outreach will be held on November 1 at noon at Cedarbrook Golf Course in the meeting room. Our speaker for November is Spencer Miller from Valley Hearing Aids Association. Veterans Luncheon Also, November 9, we will be hosting a luncheon for local veterans. September Recap In September our speaker was Chris Ceccarelli from North Belle Vernon Fire Co. Chris did an outstanding job of informing the group on how to stay safe in our homes. He also spoke of what to expect when you make a 911 call. Any woman living alone is welcome to join us for the afternoon. For information, call Joni at 724 243-3576.

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CCSP Hosts West Elizabeth's 4th Annual Community Day

The daughter and father cooking duo, Madeline Rickard and Mark Rickard

Libby Haywood gets her face painted by Jen DeGruttola.

by Charlotte Hopkins When Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh (CCSP) opened their church doors four years ago in West Elizabeth, they held their first annual community event as an effort to introduce themselves to residents. Pastor Tim Green explained, “We wanted to reach out to the community to get to know them and for them to get to know us.” West Elizabeth Community Day is a Ready for a day of fun-filled events are free event that includes a bounce house, (l-r) Lanna Murhammer, Julia Mimidis, face-painting, races, and a duck pond for Myla Murhammer, Becca Holderbaum, the younger children. Children and teens and Ava Murhammer. could work the spinning art wheel, fill sand bottles, and paint pumpkins. Treats at the community picnic included a pig roast, fresh baked cookies, and snow cones. Speakers included Pastor John Thomas of Calvary Chapel Brownsville, who lead a discussion on what makes a Christian, and Officer Garrett Kimmel, who educated the crowd on the history of Ryker, his K9 partner. Ryker was imported from Holland and just celebrated his fourth birthday. Officer Kimmel clarified, “Ryker is certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association for narcotics detection and patrol. He can track suspects or missing persons, search buildings for criminals, do crowd control and criminal apprehension.” Kimmel pointed out that there is no expense to the tax collectors for his K9 partner. He is supported 100% by donations. Kimmel also chose not to receive extra compensation for his work in the K9 Department simply because he loves the job. The event was a great success. Green went on to say, “We were blessed in so many ways this year by the West Elizabeth Community Day. We had many people from the Council and the local fire and police departments come together to help make it a huge success. As in all that we do, it is our hope that we showed the love of Christ to all those we worked with and met before, during and after the day!”

FIX ‘UR CAT LOOKING FOR SPACE Fix 'ur Cat, a registered nonprofit, all-volunteer organization located in the Canonsburg area, is looking for a small space in the Canonsburg, Chartiers, Finleyville, Eighty Four, Hickory or Washington area to use as a transition space for cats on their way to be neutered and spayed. If you have empty space and would be willing to discuss this project with us, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Michelle at or phone 724-503-8523.

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM RETURN TO GLORY WAS WELL-RECEIVED We had a nice turnout on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for our first game film event to show and relive Donora Dragons football games from the 1960s with former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans at the newly organized Croatian Club (Cro Club) in Donora. After showing early footage of Donora football legends Arnold “Pope” Galiffa and “Deacon” Dan Towler, we showed a handful of games from the 1960s while former players and coaches shared their stories. Some of the other attendees brought memorabilia to display, including a leather helmet and old photos/albums from the 1930s and game programs from the 1960s. One of the highlights was the appearance of Lou “Bimbo” Cecconi, who represented his Dragon teams from the mid-1940s. CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA - GAME FILMS If you’re looking for a very unique Christmas gift this year, keep in mind that amongst the many items that the Donora Historical Society has in its collection are over 115 reels of football and basketball game film of high school teams from all over the Mon Valley and western PA from 1963 to 1979. They are original 16mm films that are still in the process of being converted to DVD, but after launching this project over two years ago, many games have already been converted. Some games even show significant footage of the band, majorettes and color guards. Please give enough lead time to fill orders in time for Christmas. If you have any interest or have questions on exactly which games we have, please stop into the Smog Museum, or see the full list of games on our website under the “Game Films” tab. STILL SEEKING CERINI’S HARLEY DAVIDSON PHOTOS AND STORIES Due to the positive response of our most recent request seeking Cerini memorabilia, we decided to keep the momentum moving forward by sending out another request. One of the many interesting stories from the early days of Donora is the founding of the Cerini’s Harley Davidson dealership that was opened in 1920 and was once considered the oldest family-owned Harley Davidson dealership east of the Mississippi River. The original storefront still exists on Meldon Avenue, but is no longer open for business. If you have Cerini stories, advertising items, T-shirts, clothing or any other memorabilia that you would like to donate to the Donora Historical Society to better tell the Cerini Harley Davidson story, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have old photos that you would like to share, but do not wish to donate, we can scan them and give them back. Our goal one day is to be able to tell a comprehensive story on the Cerini family’s entry into the motorcycle industry in its early days and its successful business in Donora. ADDITIONAL INFO If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at, or follow us and like us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

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Belle Vernon Once Again Organizes ‘Homes for the Holidays’ Tour Homes for the Holidays in the Belle Vernon area is organizing its third annual tour. The event will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 724-929-9636. Here’s a glimpse of three of the venues that are on this year’s tour. Home of Gregg Cappozzi Elegance abounds in this majestic 4.9 acre French provincial estate! Upon entering the magnificent foyer, a sweeping staircase leads your eye up to the stylish balcony and the opalescent chandelier. Adjacent to this exquisite reception area, the family room lies in wait to provide warmth and serenity with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings. An open floor plan carries you through to the regal dining room designed for hosting traditional holiday feasts of crown pork roast, apple-pecan stuffing, seasoned potatoes and glazed root vegetables. Home of Dee Fisher The Fishers arrived in Washington Township in the fall of 1970 after living in many locations during Ike Fisher’s 20-year military career. During a home search, they found this “basic” ranch, which was built in 1963. Dee, who studied interior design, saw possibilities, and consequently, renovations, additions and redecorating began immediately and continued throughout the years. The Fishers collected numerous items throughout their travels, and the summer room showcases a Christmas village that has been accumulating for 50 years! First United Methodist Church “What mean ye by these stones,” the ancient Hebrews asked their fathers as the gazed upon the monument at Gilgal. “Forget not the ancient landmarks” is the substance of a command repeated again and again in the Scriptures. It is fitting indeed that the descendants of the founders of this church and its member should gather together in 1983 to celebrate the 75th Diamond Jubilee of this church building. However, there may not have been a Methodist Church in Belle Vernon if Joseph Fell and his wife Bridget had not come to America from England around 1705.

Save the Date! Murder Mystery Dinner Planned at Thomas Presbyterian for November 11th Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road in 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, which has been performing murder mysteries in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years. The show performed will be ‘I Loathe Lucy.’ Somebody has some ‘splaining 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?Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church office Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. until noon or by contacting 724-941-8910.

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Mid-Mon Valley Pageant Titleholders Announced Zelenski’s Bridal in Charleroi, PA, would like to introduce the 2017 Miss and Mr. Mid-Mon Valley titleholders. Congratulations! Baby Miss Mid-Mon Valley: Haisley Benedict; Miss Mid-Mon Valley Tot: Shania Costa; Tiny Miss Mid-Mon Valley: Alyssa Heidelbach and Isabella Keefer; Jr. Miss Mid-Mon Valley: Alaunna Malek; Miss Mid-Mon Valley Pre-Teen: Samantha Smichnick; Miss Mid-Mon Valley Teen: Elizabeth King; Miss Mid-Mon Valley: Mia Zazac; Mrs. Mid-Mon Valley: Tammy Coleman and Mr. Mid-Mon Valley: Nicholas Richards

Holiday Breakfast and Puppet Show Scheduled at Thomas Presbyterian for December 9th Join us for a breakfast and a holiday puppet show on Saturday, December 9 at Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA. The puppet show will be performed by Pittsburgh Puppet Works, who have been performing puppet shows in the Pittsburgh area since 2004. The show to be performed is “Where is Rudy?” Rudy the red-nosed reindeer is lost and needs to find his way back to the North Pole in time to help Santa deliver toys. Rudy meets several people in his travels who all try to be very helpful but end up sending him everywhere but the North Pole! The ending features a surprise twist and a funny spoof of a popular classic storybook. Fun for all ages. Breakfast will feature waffles, sausage, egg bake, and juice (coffee for adults) and will be served starting at 9 a.m. In addition, we will have a balloon twister. This will all lead up to the puppet show, which will begin at 10 a.m. and will run about 40 minutes. Tickets are $5 for adults and children (2 and older) and can be purchased at the church office at 724-941-8910. Mark the date on your calendar and join us for a morning of holiday fun.

Amedisys Inc. Annual Memorial Service Scheduled for November 8th This memorial service is to honor all that passed under our service and in the community this past year. All are welcome; no charge or donations are necessary. The memorial service will take place on Wednesday, November 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess St., Monongahela starting at 6 p.m. RSVP at 724-483-4109/ by November 1.

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Knights of Columbus Council 2600 Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser to Raise Money for Madonna Catholic Regional School St. Damien of Molokai Council 2600 of Knights of Columbus is conducting a shoe drive until November 30 to raise funds for Madonna Catholic Regional School. The Knights of Columbus will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit the school. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at St Damien Church, Just 4 You Gift Shop—both in Monongahela or Holy Family Church in West Newton or Darlene’s Hair Salon in Sutersville or St Edward’s Church in Herminie or Mary, Mother of the Church Church in Charleroi. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school. "We are excited about our shoe drive," said Chuck Brooks, Grand Knight. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us. By doing so, we raise money for Madonna Catholic, and we have the chance to help families in developing nations who need economic opportunities. It's a win-win for everyone.” By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Knights of Columbus, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world. Thanks for your support of this project.

Save the Date! WCCF Kicks Off Annual Steelers Ticket Raffle Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is raffling four Steelers tickets and limousine service to and from Heinz Field for the Sunday, December 17, 2017 game against the New England Patriots. The game tickets are in section 224. Raffle tickets are $5 each. The winner will be determined by the first validated Pennsylvania Lottery number drawn at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017. If the number drawn on this date is an unsold ticket, the winner will be determined by the next day’s 7 p.m. drawing until a winner is determined. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the WCCF’s Acorn Fund, which makes grants to local charities. To date, the Fund has awarded more than $2,700,000 in six funding areas: arts and humanities, education, environment and animal welfare, health and fitness, human needs, and religion and faith-based. Raffle tickets may be purchased at Breezy Heights, Cox Market, Hilltop Pizza, The Ivy Green, Minteers Market, Model Cleaners, Peters Township Public Library, TNT Pizza, and through the WCCF office in Eighty Four. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 724-222-6330 or 29 ——————————————————————————————————————————

PETERS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION UPCOMING EVENTS Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department, 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, can be reached at 724-942-5000. Session 6 lasts 6 weeks and runs November 1 through December 17. Register online and at the recreation center. For a complete list of programs, visit CRC Holiday Hours - CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23 and 24 JUMPBUNCH SUPERHERO TRAINING (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS) Minimum 6 – Maximum 15 Train to be your favorite superhero! To be a superhero means having strength, agility, balance and speed. We focus on learning special superhero skills through fun games and activities such as “jumping over hot lava”, dodging fireballs”, “Ghostbuster tag”, and so much more. Introduction to learning basic skills of a new sport each week using safe, colorful equipment. Sports include soccer, hockey, t-ball, basketball, lacrosse, paddle sports, kickball and volleyball. Instructor: Allie Pennetti Day: Wednesdays Time: 12:15 – 1 p.m. Fee: $60 Member / $90 Non- Member BABYCAKES (AGES 3 MONTHS TO 1 YEAR) Minimum 6 – Maximum 15 Wonderful music and learning class with flashcards, music, colors, songs, shapes, and small instruments in a guided fun learning group. Coarse requirement for early child development (NAPPA). Instructor: Bren Norris Day: Thursday Time: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Fee: $64 Member / $96 Non-Member TWEEN NIGHT (AGES 9 TO 12 YEARS) Minimum 8 – Maximum 20 A night for tweens to socialize, play games (basketball, air hockey, ping pong, board games, etc.), make a craft and enjoy snacks. Drop them off for an evening of chaperoned fun. Pre-registration is required. Day: Friday, November 17 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16 TREE LIGHTING Come to the Peters Township Municipal Complex to see Santa arrive in his shiny red fire truck and enjoy the sounds of the season, followed by a visit with Santa, a craft, and refreshments in the library immediately following the treelighting ceremony. All ages are welcome. Come and enjoy the evening and meet and greet old and new friends. Day: Sunday, December 3, 2017 Time: 6 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Peters Township Municipal Complex


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Peters Creek Historical Society Plans Holiday Social, Gets Ready for ‘Soup and Stroll’ The Peters Creek Historical Society will host a holiday social for members and invited guests on Monday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Refreshments in the form of finger food, covered dishes and hors d'oeuvres brought by members will be served. The society's holiday evening of fellowship is a prelude to the annual ‘Soup and Stroll’ open house, to be held on Sunday, December 3, noon to 4:30 p.m. at the historic Enoch Wright House, home to the society and the museum of Westward Expansion, 815 Venetia Road, Venetia. A homemade soup supper will include dessert, bread and a beverage and will be served in the charm and ambiance of a 19th century Christmas. Cost: $8: adults; $5: children nine and under. For additional information, visit or call 724-746-3203 or 724-348-6406.

Charthene Club Announces September and October Girls of the Month The Charthene Club chooses a Charleroi High School senior girl each month. Victoria Ander was been selected as the September girl. She is a highest honor roll student. She has been inducted into the NHS, serves as president of the Victoria Ander Maria Claybaugh Interscholastic Reading Competition, is a Drone Team pilot, a Stem Club officer, member of the French Club, REACH, and is on the tech crew for musicals. She is involved in many community projects. She plans to attend a four year university to major in special education. Maria Claybaugh has been selected as the October Girl of The Month. She is a highest honor roll student. She has been inducted into the NI-iS and serves as the treasurer for the Executive Committee. She is involved with SAOD, is captain of the volleyball and basketball teams, and runs track. She also participates in Interact Club, Student Council, Cougar Crazies and is on the Team Outreach Advisory Board. She is involved in the community as a volunteer at several events. She plans to attend Senton Hill or St. Vincent College to major in elementary education.

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Membership Renewal The Greater Monessen Historical Society membership renewal and fund campaign letters for the 2018 year will soon be in the mail. Individual memberships are $15 per year. A family membership is $20, with a business membership being $50. Seeking Photos 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 The Society is also still seeking photos of the Washington and Linden Elementary Schools. 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. Colonel Schoonmaker Birthday Bash The Board of Directors wish to thank everyone who attended and supported the Colonel Schoonmaker Birthday Bash. The annual fundraiser dinner was a big success. Photos are available on Facebook and the webpage. Welcome, Santa! The Historical Society will welcome Santa at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center on Saturday, December 2, 2017 and sponsor free photos with the jolly old man, which will be mailed to the recipient. Check Facebook for further details and times. Other News The Monessen Heritage Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for the observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3000 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. The phone number is 724-684-8460. Admission is free.

7th Annual Transition & Employment Fair for Students with Disabilities Scheduled for November 9th The 7th Annual Transition & Employment Fair will be held on November 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Boulevard, Pittsburgh. This event is a transition and job fair for students ages 14-21 with disabilities. Students and their families can meet with over 50 representatives from local schools, agencies and employers to receive valuable information on employment, leisure activities, community resources, and post-secondary education all focusing on student success. There will be light refreshments, door prizes, and raffles. To register for the event, visit and search for the event.

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Save the Date! SouthEast Regional EMS Newly Formed Agency to Support Elizabeth Twp. and Jefferson Hills October 1, 2017 marked the beginning of a new era for residents of nine local communities with a new name for their ambulance service. Elizabeth Township Area EMS and Jefferson Hills Area EMS have merged and are now SouthEast Regional Emergency Medical Service. A “Bridging the Gap” ceremony took place on The newly named agency is Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Elizabeth basically just that, a newly Riverfront Park. The bridge symbolizes the primary link between the two agencies. named entity. Residents will continue to receive the same or better high-quality care from the same people, using the same equipment, and responding from the same locations. This merger comes after 14 months of review and collaboration between both departments with the goal of ensuring that residents will continue to receive the high quality EMS they have come to expect.

New Eagle Planning Harvest Bonfire By Miranda Startare Representatives from New Eagle Community Action Group attended the October 3 New Eagle Borough Meeting to remind residents that they are hosting a Harvest Bonfire on Saturday, November 4 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Tubby Hall Park, with a $1 admission. Food will be available for purchase, and fun events are planned for children. In other business: • Council responded to resident Russ Moskal’s questions about procedures for approval of property subdivisions. Council explained that residents should first have their surveyor draw up plans, have Washington County Planning Commission approve the plans, and the Board can then give approval. • The borough issued 15-20 junk vehicle citations and several high grass citations in September. • Council voted to sell the borough’s old tractor for $1,000 to a resident who inquired about purchasing it.

Union Township Plans Veterans Honor Roll Residents of Union Township, if you have relations that served in the US military from WWI to present, please call Bill Castor at724-348-7016. Bill is installing an honor roll for veterans from Finleyville and Union Township. The proposed location is Union Township Veterans Memorial Park in Finleyville on Brownsville Road.

Rostraver Township Christmas Celebration Planned for November 19th On Sunday, November 19, the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce, along with community partners, Rostraver Lions Clubs, and the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners will host the annual Rostraver Township Christmas Celebration at the John Virgilio Sports Complex, located in Rostraver Township at 150 Recreation Drive. The outdoor event will include a fire truck parade, bonfire, visit with Santa, treat bags, snack and hot chocolate for the children, arts and crafts, hot dogs complements of the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners, and a Toys for Tots collection box. The festivities are held rain or shine beginning at 6 p.m. If you would like to donate for the treat bags, please drop off 250 items (candy/childfriendly) or a monetary donation to Gina C. Lynn at the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce office at 516 Circle Drive by November 15.

Carroll Twp. to Purchase Building By Miranda Startare The Carroll Township Board of Supervisors approved a resolution at the October 3 monthly meeting to purchase a property on Fourth Street that formerly served as a care facility. The property will be purchased for $270,000, with $250,000 of the price to be covered by grant money. The Supervisors opted to purchase an existing structure that will then be renovated to include borough offices instead of a new building as a cost-effective measure. The Board also announced at the meeting that the township will not participate in the Mid-Mon Valley Council of Governments (COG), explaining that membership in the organization would cost the township $4,000 over the next four years, with no benefits from joining at this time. In other business, the Board approved a resolution in support of Donora Public Library’s application for Local Share Account (LSA) funding to be used to add another building at the library for storing historical material. The LSA funding is money made available to communities in Washington County through the Gaming Act. The funds, awarded through grants, may be used for economic development, job training, community improvement, and public interest projects. 32 —————————————————————————————————————————

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Business & Merchant News MACC Hosts Ribbon Cutting for LD’S House of Shaves The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for LD’s House of Shaves. Laura D’Emidio has taken over ownership of Ann Smith’s A Little off the Top barbershop in Monongahela, renaming it LD’s House of Shaves in the process. No stranger to the Valley, D’Emidio was born and raised in Donora and moved into Monongahela almost three years ago. Taking over a business in town wasn’t a difficult decision to make. Laura believes that keeping business in Monongahela is important. Her grandmother, Jean D’Emidio, was a prominent hair stylist in Donora years ago. Following in her footsteps, D’Emidio went to beauty school at Empire Beauty School in West Mifflin and then later attended barber school at

Pittsburgh Barber School in the West End. After she graduated from barber school, she apprenticed under a master barber, Joe Ferruzza, in Bethel Park. It was only a matter of time and waiting for the right opportunity before opening her own shop became a reality. Once the history of the shop was learned, the decision to bring back the essence of it through the décor was an easy decision. The barbershop still boasts the original stations from when the Inserra brothers had the shop open. The barber chairs date back to the 1940s and 1950s and were reupholstered and brought back to their original glory locally thanks to Nicholas Leoni. Black and white checkered flooring brings back the memories of the men being taken to the barber shop with their dads as young kids. Only now to pass the time while the men wait,

Goodwill to Open 34th Area Store in West Mifflin on November 1 The new Goodwill store set to open in West Mifflin on November 1 is another in the “next generation” of stores for Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. It is the latest component of the organization’s ongoing expansion of its retail network, which is designed to generate more revenue to support mission programs and services for people who face barriers to employment. Goodwill SWPA opened stores in Cranberry PA and Westover WV earlier in 2017. Located at 2212 Mountain View Drive, West Mifflin, at the Old Busy Beaver Site near Century Square, the new facility will have about 20 employees and will offer a wide selection of gently used clothing and household items. Goodwill representatives and local officials will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on November 1. The public is invited to celebrate the store’s grand opening throughout the day with giveaways, music, light refreshments, and even pony rides. Donations can be dropped off during regular store hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The 15,000-square-foot West Mifflin Goodwill store has 7,000 square feet of sales floor space and features a convenient drive-through, canopy-covered donation drop-off center. “This store is one of several recently designed and constructed with our unique operations in mind. The production and donation areas are designed for efficiency, while the store is wide open and very green, with energy-efficient HVAC and electrical systems,” said Andrew Marano, Goodwill’s Vice President of Donated Goods Retail. “Most of all, each of our new and remodeled stores are designed to provide customers and donors with the very best Goodwill experience possible,” Mr. Marano said.

there is the added bonus of complimentary ice-cold beer on tap, thanks to Cox’s Beer Distributing. Very soon, there will be root beer available for the little men, so they can be just like their dads! LD’s House of Shaves is bringing back the old traditions of warm lather, hot towels, and straight razor shaves. D’Emidio created an environment where men can be men and enjoy the luxuries of being pampered without the high expenses. Haircuts range from $13 for

children under 10 and men over 65 to $16 for the average man, and hot lather shaves are $18. Once you experience a straight razor shave from her, you will truly understand the saying, “There is no school like old school.” With hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 3 -6 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, there is plenty of time to come in and treat yourself to the old school experience!

Three Local Companies Recognized for Exemplary Giving & Service with WCCF’s Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy: Rice Energy (large employer category), Model Cleaners (medium employer category), and Crossgates (small employer category). All three companies will be recognized for their generosity at the WCCF’s annual Philanthropy Banquet on Thursday, November 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. Banquet attendees are encouraged to bring coats for either children or adults to donate to the second annual "Coats for Kids" coat drive, sponsored by Model Cleaners. Criteria for the award are as follows: Demonstrate a company philosophy of community service, such as time-off or flexible scheduling for employees to perform community service; encourage employee commitment at multiple levels of the company; donate resources including financial, personnel, facility or product; orchestrate a sustained effort to address a community need; promote active community participation by others. Congratulations to Rice Energy, Model Cleaners, and Crossgates!

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BETHEL PARK CHAMBER NOVEMBER NEWS November 3, 2017 - Legislative table for 8 for $240 ($40 savings). Eat, relax, and enjoy the music! We are Lunch, St. Clair Country Club Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at 12 p.m. Greg Jones, Executive Director, Economic Development South will speak at 12:30 p.m. Senator Guy Reschenthaler and Representative Dan Miller will have a Q & A from 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Cost is $25. Get an update on what is happening in the legislature, our deficit and development of business in the area.

December 6, 2017 Holiday Lunch, Cool Springs Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and Sparkle City from 12 - 2 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Reserve a

also looking for auction baskets for Chinese auction. Contact the Chamber at 412-595-8361 or

December 9, 2017 Santa Brunch, Elf City Bethel Park High School-11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. See Santa, shop, eat and enjoy the activities. Cost is $7 per person. Call the Chamber at 412595-8361 or send an email to SIGN UP FOR THE PLANNING COMMITTEE for SHOP LOCAL!

Jennifer Reis Addresses Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Reis, manager of Government Affairs for the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, recently traveled from Harrisburg to address members and guests of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. She updated the audience on the condition of the state budget and its deficit, discussed new and existing legislation that affects our business community and expressed how communication with the State legislatures can make a difference for a better business climate in the Commonwealth. She also fielded questions and comments from the audience. Part of the MVRCC’s mission is to advocate for our local businesses and to Jennifer Reis encourage a visit to to be informed of the latest laws and initiatives. During the Chamber’s fall membership drive, signing up will include a free membership with the PA Chamber of Business and Industry for businesses with 10 employees or less. The Chamber’s website is

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Mary E. Ducato, DPM Shines in MVRCC October Member Spotlight The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) is pleased to have Mary E. Ducato, DPM in their October Member Spotlight. Dr. Mary E. Ducato, a native of Charleroi and graduate of the former Mon Valley Catholic High School, has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery in Charleroi continuously since 1981. She was the first female podiatrist at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Podiatric medicine encompasses many fields including diabetic foot care, wound care, orthopedics, Pictured in front: Dr. Mary E. Ducato. Pictured (l-r) are: staffmembers Joyrena Leccia, Carol pedal dermatology, and orthotic Plesko, Kathy Belan, and Barb Kutska. casting for multiple foot complaints. Dr. Ducato continues to offer whirlpool treatment at her practice. The office is located at 520 McKean Avenue in downtown Charleroi and accepts most insurances. New patients are welcome by appointment only. For appointments, call 724-483-5538.

Small Businesses for a Big Cause Local Businesses Support Beverly’s Birthdays Fifty small businesses will be in attendance on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 164 Fort Couch Rd., Upper St. Clair, to help support Beverly's Birthdays, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless children and children in need celebrate their birthdays. There will be face-painting, princesses, a food truck, and more, so bring out the family and get some holiday shopping completed. A small donation will be suggested to get a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus or to receive a massage. There will be a bake sale and a Chinese auction. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to donate to Beverly’s Birthdays. Please visit our Facebook event page at for more details.

MACC EXTENDS THANKS FOR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE DONATIONS The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following for their donation towards the annual Halloween parade. Our Sponsor Tregembo Motors Our Contributors Attorney James Haines, Jr. The Borough of New Eagle Carroll Township American Legion City of Monongahela Full Circle Karate

Handyman Matters Merico S. Lignelli Mon Valley Tax and Accounting Monongahela Women’s Club Parnell Enterprises Slagle Roofing Ladies of the G.A.R. Monongahela Donora Lions Club Monongahela Rotary Club Monongahela Area Library PNC Bank

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Valley Residents Encouraged to ‘Shop Small’ on November 25th During Small Business Saturday Everyone is encouraged to show the love and “shop small” on Saturday November 25 in our Mon Valley communities, during Small Business Saturday, traditionally held as the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year. There are several wonderful main street shopping districts in the Valley, including Charleroi, North Belle Vernon, and Monongahela, that are embracing Small Business Saturday. It is an American Express promotion that challenged Black Friday and Cyber Monday back in 2010, and has been growing in popularity ever since. Helping small business to promote their holiday merchandise, American Express helps with marketing and promotional materials at no cost to the merchants. The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is a proud Neighborhood Champion and encourages businesses to check out to see what this ever-growing “holiday” can do to promote spending in our local communities. 36 —————————————————————————————————————————

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Local People News Matthew Smith Honored as New Eagle Scout in Bridgeville Boy Scout Troop #2 held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Sunday, October 1 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville. Matthew Smith was recognized as the newest Eagle Scout of Troop #2. The ceremony was attended by several local Pictured are (l-r): Troop #2 Scoutmaster Norman Miller; dignitaries who presentsecond Eagle in the family, Daniel; new Eagle, Matthew; ed awards and congratufirst Eagle in the family, Caleb; and Pittsburgh South Hills lations to Matthew. The Elks Lodge 2213 representative Gene Eckman. Elks presented award certificates, a personal US flag, and an Elks scouting pin to Matthew in recognition of his achievement. Every potential Eagle Scout must complete a special community service project as the last hurdle in attaining his Eagle rank. Matthew’s project consisted of renovating the athletic field entrance area and bleacher seating area of Our Lady of Grace Church in Scott Township. Matthew is the third son of the Bridgeville Smith family to earn this highest scout ranking. This is the second Bridgeville Troop #2 family to have three Eagle Scout sons.

Two in Bethel Park Earn Eagle Rank Jack Urso and Adam Kusluch of Troop #4 received recognition for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held at St. Louise de Marillac church in Upper Saint Clair on Sunday, October 22. Gene Eckman, an Elks representative from the Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park, Pictured from left are: Troop # 4 Scoutmaster presented framed award certifiTom O'Brien; new Eagle Scout Jack Urso; new Eagle cates from Lodge 2213 and the Scout Adam Kusluch; and Elks Lodge 2213 Elks Grand Lodge, located in Representative Gene Eckman. Chicago, a US flag, and an Elks scouting gold pin to each of the new scouts. One of the final challenges that must be completed to earn this highest rank and very prestigious award is to complete a community service challenge called their Eagle Project. Jack's Eagle Project benefited military personnel serving abroad. It consisted of going to various local businesses and collecting/buying personal items, then assembling 150 care packages, which were presented to the Air National Guard members upon deployment in May of this year. Adam's Eagle Project benefited the Bethel Park Lions Club. It consisted of refurbishing a wooded trail, creating an arboretum by labeling various trees along the trail, and building and erecting entrance signs for the trail.

Four-Year-Old Celebrates with Sky-High Birthday Party By Paul Chasko Young Jaxon Jaki is crazy about planes and wanted something special for his fourth birthday. His parents and pilot Tom Riemer made his wishes come true in a very special way. After a good bit of cajoling by Mrs. Jaki, Tom Riemer agreed to open up his aircraft hangar at Finleyville Airport for Jaxon’s birthday party, but that wasn’t the best part. Doug Campbell loads some eager passenTom is a pilot and owner of a Cessna gers into his Bonanza for a short flight. RG plane. He’s also a former chairman of the Finleyville Airport Board and is proactive in introducing youngsters to aviation. He’s mentioned that our country is facing a shortage of small plane owners and pilots that are often needed when catastrophes such as those recently occurring in Texas and Puerto Rico strike. Tom figures the best way to instill such an interest is to get kids up in a plane, so he had his friend Doug Campbell fly in to Finleyville Airport and help him take anyone interested in short 15-minute flights around the area. Together, they kept Doug’s Bonanza and Tom’s Cessna Jaxon Jaki blows out the candles RG busy for most of the afternoon runon his birthday cake. ning flights out of the airport. Most of the kids at the party as well as many of the parents took advantage of the flights. Each flight included a low–level pass over the airport runway, which the kids found pretty thrilling. He’ll remember this birthday for quite a while, and Tom hopes one or two of the attending youngsters may choose flying as a career or hobby.

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER 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 only once in November: November 9 Lunch: 12 p.m. Our program is a guest soloist Debbie Wills, accompanied on the piano by Elizabeth Jefferies. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays for November: Jack Echenrode, Judy Heaps, Emma Houston, Mary Kotula, Loretta Scampiano, Loraine Terminato, and Janet Vogel.

Seniors for Safe Driving Announces Schedule for November Classes Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania State Law. Upcoming Classes: November 1 and 2 - 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642 November 8 - 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Redstone Highlands, Murrysville, PA 15668 November 9 - 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Heidelberg Community Center, Heidelberg, PA 15106 November 9 - 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., PNCY YMCA, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 To register for a class call 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245 or visit

NOVEMBER NEWS FROM THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St. in West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-4976. The center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call and receive our monthly shout out by email, then decide what days you would join us for lunch. Lunch reservations are due one week before each Tuesday for a $2 donation for those over age 60 and a $3.33 for those under 60. The center has a full beauty shop; call for an appointment. We offer daily card playing, scat, euchre, poker, pool, Wii bowling, bingo, and speakers. Each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., we offer 20 games of nickel-a-card bingo with a treat following the games. November 2 - Meadows Casino in a 56-passenger bus. $25. Depart at 10 a.m. from fire hall parking lot, Riverview Dr., West Newton, PA. $20 in free play. $5 food. Mail your check to 103 W. Main St., West Newton, PA 15089. November 3 - We will hold a Mystery Bingo November 7 - Voting day, and at the center, join us to make a craft at 10 a.m. November 13 - Nemicolon Casino in a 14-passenger van; call to make reservations. Lunch at the center at 11:30 a.m., board bus at 12:30 p.m. $10 paid at the Casino, $20 in free play. November 16 - Coffee and Canvas. $20. All paints and canvas supplied; taught by two artists 1 - 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. sessions. November 20 - Turkey Bingo, Thanksgiving luncheon, and Amanda from Amedisys at 1p.m. November 30 - Lunch and a Show with Elvis impersonator Eddie Steen at 1 p.m. Lunch of stuffed cabbage, potatoes, vegetable, dessert and drink: $5. Stop in and purchase your tickets.

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Help LifeSpan Bring a Joy to Meals on Wheels Participants with Cookie Donations Remember the wonderful smell of Grandma’s cookies baking in the oven and just waiting to taste one of each variety? Many of our participants miss this holiday tradition. They can no longer bake their own cookies, which was a large part of their holiday tradition. Please join LifeSpan in their 8th annual “Sweet Holiday Wishes” cookie donation campaign. Simply donate 2-3 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies at your local LifeSpan Senior Community Center or HDM Kitchen no later than Friday, December 15, 2017. LifeSpan needs 365 dozen cookies in order to fulfill these wishes and brighten the holiday season for our seniors. Visit our new website for center locations, or call 412464-1300.

Senior Luncheon Planned at Peters Twp. Community Rec Center Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Date: Wednesday, November 8 (“Medicare 101” & “The Aging Eye”) Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Community Recreation Center

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NOVEMBER NEWS FROM CLAIRTON AARP #1612 The November meeting of Clairton AARP #1612 will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. The morning begins with coffee and donuts at 9:30 a.m. Following a brief meeting, the members will be entertained by ventriloquist Cindy Speck. A hot sandwich will be served to members and guests following the entertainment at a cost of $3 for members/$4 for non-members. Reservations are being taken for our holiday luncheon on Wednesday, December 6 at the South Hills Country Club. We'll be entertained by keyboardist Jim Sykes, who will provide us with festive holiday music. Call Donna Shultz at 412-384-7894 for menu choices and to make a reservation. Our tour committee has started work on scheduling some great trips for 2018 with the first one in March to Ligonier for an Easter Celebration. A reminder to all current members that annual dues of $12 are due by December 31 if you want to receive the January edition of the newsletter. You can get complete information on these and future activities by calling Kathy at 412-854-0594 to request a copy of our latest chapter newsletter. 40 —————————————————————————————————————————

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SPORTS YCC Hosts Closing Day Scramble Event

Pat Lozano, Jean Joseph, and Sandy Mikita

Next season’s officers will be: Chairman- Jan Baum; Program ChairmanJean Joseph; Treasurer - Patty Decima; Awards - Patty Decima; Publicity Rose Marie Zuro; Ringers - Angie Zalakar; Guest Day - Pat Lozano; Rally Day Carole Friend and Jean Joseph.

The Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine-Hole Golf League held its closing day celebration. Winners of the 9-hole scramble were Pat Lozano and Jean Joseph. Sandy Mikita, on right, was unable to play. Other prizes awarded are as follows: • Longest Drive on #2 fairway - Patty Decima • Longest Putt on #9 green - Jean Joseph • Closest to the Scarecrow on # 4 Fairway - Jean Joseph

10 Ladies Out at YCC Awards Prizes to Winners Lynn McHolme, last year’s winner and current administrator for 10 Ladies Out, awarded cash prizes to the final 3 ladies in the competition this year for the Hee Soo Kim claimed 1st place; Maureen 18-Hole Women’s Golf Fiore claimed 2nd place; and Betty Lee Association held recently at Hancsak claimed 3rd place. Youghiogheny Country Club. The golfers competed throughout the season for one of the ten lowest handicap-adjusted rounds in order to qualify. YCC assistant golf professional Joe Hanna recorded scores in the hole-by-hole event. The golfer with the highest net score on each hole was eliminated, with ties requiring a sudden death chip-off before the remaining ladies proceeded to the next hole. This year, Hee Soo Kim claimed 1st place; Maureen Fiore claimed 2nd place; and Betty Lee Hancsak claimed 3rd place.

YCC Ladies Compete in Ryder Cup High handicappers were paired with low handicappers to make two-person teams for the annual 18-Hole Women’s Ryder Cup at Youghiogheny County Club recently. Maureen Fiore and Lynn McHolme edged their competitors by two strokes. Tying for second place were teams of Lynn Cherny and Penny Natale, and Jane Marino and Angie Piesik. The 27-hole event consisted of a different format for each of three nine holes: Better ball of partners, alternate shots, and a scramble.

Pictured are winners Lynn McHolme and Maureen Fiore

Piesik Shines as YCC Star of the Year Angie Piesik won the 18-Hole Women's 2017 Star of the Year Tournament at Youghiogheny Country Club recently. Administrator Vickie McDevitt organized the event for golfers who qualified throughout the season by posting individual low net scores and winning “Star of the Day.”

Angie Piesik, Star of the Year

Union Finley Bears Win Round 1 of Playoffs The Union Finley Bears Football D2 won their round 1 playoff game against McGuffey on Saturday, October 21 at McGuffey. They advanced to the semi-finals on Sunday, October 29 at Chartiers Houston. The winner of that game will play in the championship game on November 5 at Southmoreland. Let’s go, Bears.

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Ringgold Cross Country Ends Season with Section Sweep In September, The Ringgold High School girls cross country team (8-0) completed a sweep of their section and won their third consecutive championship. Back row: Kaitlyn Lusk; Autumn Lusk; Andrea Kassa; Morgan Richards; Kaylee Kassa; Crystal Schuster; Alexis Kliza; Becca Noll; Kat Rameriz; Alexa Vaccaro; Abby Martis; Sarah Middlemiss. Kneeling: Suelita Robledo; Emily Rosenberg; Jessica GuerrieriLaying down: Solano Robledo and Anjolina Hrycko.

Monaghan Youth Scholarships Enable Young Men to Attend Sports Camps

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 • Pictured are Cal U's baseball coach Mike Conte; Virginia Monaghan, wife and Board member; and Ted Barnett, friend and Board member.

Pictured, Monaghan presents the check to Cal U's basketball coach Kent McBride while Barnett looks on.

The Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation recently enabled three young men a chance to attend California University of PA sports camps. The Foundation provides educational and recreational opportunities to area youth in memory of Monaghan, a well-known local teacher and coach who lived in Monessen. Those wishing to donate to this 501 c 3 non-profit can do so by making a check payable to the Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation c/o Citizens Bank, 1731 Grand Boulevard, Monessen, PA 15062.

(Deadline for entries is November 12)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. When is the Steel City Comedy Tour?

Who is the new Eagle Scout in Bridgeville? When are Valley Residents encouraged to “Shop Small”? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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Congratulations to the winners of our October Pizza Puzzler contest!

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

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

Baldwin Borough Public Library Welcomes Animal Friends Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends - Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 11 a.m. - We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our fall program lineup! Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity. Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found on our website. Registration required. For all of our programs, please visit the library’s website: "

BENTLEYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 931 Main Street Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-239-5122 Acting Director: Char Carpenter

Belle Vernon Public Library Offers Thanksgiving Story TIme Thanksgiving Story Time and Craft is Tuesday, November 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call the library for further details at 724-929-6642. For more program information, contact the library. Heather Myrah, Library Director Heather Weleski-Youth Services Coordinator

Castle Shannon Library Discovers Gettysburg Enjoy Books The 2018 Enjoy Books have arrived! The Enjoy Book features savings at hundreds of local restaurants. In additional, the coupons apply at the movies, at special events, on services, and much more. Start using the coupons immediately! $30 per/book Discovering Gettysburg: An Unconventional Civil War Chat The constant allure of the city that altered the path of the Civil War gets explored in the brand new book 'Discovering Gettysburg,' by professor emeritus and all-around Gettysburg lover, W. Stephen Coleman, on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. He will take us on an unconventional tour of the famous and off-the-beaten-path places of the battlefield, explore the historic town as it is today, and chat about some of the larger-than-life people and places he found on his adventure.

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

Donora Public Library November News Storytime Hour – every Friday at 10 a. m. Join us for Storytime with Miss Angie, geared for preschool ages. We look forward to seeing you. Ladies Bridge Club – meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday’s of each month from

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Knit and Crochet Club – meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday’s of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Book Club (Adults) – meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lions Club Meeting – meet the 3rd Monday each month at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Community Band – meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more events information, please find us at or visit our website.

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

Monessen Public Library Celebrates Literacy Day Family Literacy Day Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will celebrate National Authors & Family Literacy Day by hosting local authors, Brianne, Della & Lila Mitchell on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6 p.m. For the children’s story time session, they will read their new book, “Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid”. A book signing will follow with Monongahela Mermaid items for sale. All proceeds go to providing Christmas gifts for children involved in the Children and Youth Services agency. If anyone wishes to support the program, they can bring a personal gift for a child in need. Act of Kindness Program This month’s Act of Kindness Project will involve the collection of toys and gifts for the CYS program and the annual children’s mitten tree. Also, for those attending the Mitchell Storytime and book signing, 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. Monessen Library will be closed November 23 through 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY 813 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5409

Monongahela Area Library Hosts Todd Johnson Todd "Ghost in the Head" Johnson November 2 from 6-8 p.m. Back by popular demand, we host Todd "Ghost in the Head" Johnson in honor of Native American Month. Ghost's program will encompass education and/or demonstrations in the construction and use of clothing, moccasins, weapons, tools, wigwams and fiber arts, such as bags and fishing nets, and cooking over an open fire. Group size is limited, so sign up as soon as possible by stopping in or calling 724-258-5409 during business hours.

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

Scott Township Public Library Hosts Election Day Fundraiser FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (FoL) ELECTION DAY SARRIS CANDY SALE

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LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News... Municipal Building Lobby, Tuesday, November 7. You can help your library by purchasing Sarris candy." and select the 'Calendar of Events' tab. Visit for more programs and information.

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

West Newton Public Library Hosts ‘Meet the Author’ Event Hours of Operation: Monday and Thursday from 12-5 p.m.; Wednesday from 12-8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Check out our beautiful new website and like us on Facebook.

The library will host a children's parade. It will be called a 'Teddy Bear Sleepover.' The children must be accompanied by a parent. They will bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal. They will march in the Miracle On Main Street Parade on Saturday, November 25, which starts at 5:15 p.m. Lineup begins at Vine Street Park at 4:30 p.m. The children will be led by our head teddy bear and will end up at the West Newton Library. They will leave there teddy or stuffed animal over night at the library and will return on Sunday at noon at the library to pick up their stuffed animal and see what mischief the guys got into. Participants must contact the library to register for the event library at 724-633-0798. Our Children's Christmas Celebration will take place on Sunday, December 3rd. The event starts at 2 p.m. at the LeGrande Room located on South Second Street in West Newton. The event features the all-time favorite animated classic, " How the Grinch

Stole Christmas." There will fun crafts, hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks for all. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is FREE for all! Please contact the library at 724-633-0798 to register for the event and let us know how many will be attending.

We’ve got dances! And it all leads up to an Italian supper fit for a sock hop! Payment is $5/person due at time of registration at the library. Questions? Call 412-882-6622. For more program information, visit our website at

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

Whitehall Public Library Hosts 1950s-themed Event Let the Good Times Roll! - Sunday, Nov 12 @ 1:30 p.m. Relive the ring-a-ding-ding days of Li’l Abner and Leave it to Beaver with a 1950s-themed dance-and-dine event. We’ve got games, trivia and prizes!

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YOUR HEALTH Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Rostraver Imaging Provides HighQuality Imaging with New CT System

Monongahela Valley Hospital Recognized with Silver Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

People who choose to have their CT scans at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Rostraver Imaging now have access to safe and comfortable exams with the installation of Toshiba’s Aquilion LightningTM CT system. The Aquilion Lightning combines advanced features including a wider bore and cutting-edge dose reduction technology with exceptional image quality to help the medical professionals at Rostraver Imaging deliver high-quality patient care. “To ensure our patients continue to receive the best possible care without sacrificing the image quality we rely on for fast and accurate imaging, we have bolstered our imaging offerings by installing Toshiba’s Aquilion Lightning CT system,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. “We constantly strive to provide a better patient experience with safer and low-dose exams at all of our imaging facilities, and the Aquilion Lightning will help us continue to exceed these goals and meet industry CT dose compliance standards.” The Aquilion Lightning comes with a powerful generator that is capable of imaging a wide range of patients. It also utilizes the latest technology to help reduce dose, simplify complex scans and improve patient safety. In addition to the CT scans, the facility offers open and closed MRIs, Ultrasound Imaging and X-rays.

Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has received the Get With The Guidelines® — Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. This marks the first year that Monongahela Valley Hospital has been recognized with this quality achievement award. Monongahela Valley Hospital Pictured front (l. to r.) are Kelly Macheska, earned the award by meeting specific American Heart Association; ; Dana Green, RN, 3quality achievement measures for PCU; Jason Mull, RN, nurse manager, 3-PCU; Gina Hrach, director Quality and Systems the diagnosis and treatment of heart Improvement, American Heart Association/ failure patients at a set level for a American Stroke Association; Kristen Pergola, designated period. These measures data quality manager, Utilization Review. In the include evaluation of the patient, back row (l. to r.) are Becky Kahl, data quality proper use of medications and abstractor, Utilization Review; Lynda Nester, RN, aggressive risk-reduction therapies. director, Community Care Network; Kevin Claybaugh, RN, Cardiac Care Unit; Sherry These would include ACE Watkins, RN, assistant vice president, Nursing; inhibitors/ARBs, beta-blockers, and Jeff Bomba, RN, nurse manager, ICU. diuretics, anticoagulants and other appropriate therapies. Before anyone is discharged, they also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health; havet a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other transition interventions. “Monongahela Valley Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure patients, and implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines— Heart Failure program helps us to accomplish this goal by tracking and measuring our success in meeting internationally respected guidelines,” said Mary Lou Murt, MVH’s senior vice president of Nursing.

Innovations in Medicine

Urinary Incontinence Jay Lutins, M.D. Urologist

Monday, Nov. 13 6 p.m.

Learn About Bariatric Surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital

Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital Free program, parking and light refreshments.

To register, call 724-258-1333. MM/AB-MVM/10-17

Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., a surgeon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), will discuss MVH’s weight control and wellness program, including bariatric surgery, during a free education session on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Dr. Gonzalez will explain the three types of bariatric surgery MVH offers. The surgery is a weight reduction option for people struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. “Several of the people who have had the surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital have lowered their blood pressure and even eliminated the need for their diabetes medications,” reports Dr. Gonzalez. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL NOVEMBER 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). Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 17 — 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 group offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412-512-4718. Wednesday, Nov. 1 — Lung Cancer Screening and Education 6 p.m., ECC. Learn about the importance of early detection and treatment of lung cancer during this free educational program. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 and 9 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, Nov. 8 — 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. To learn if you are a candidate, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333. Wednesday, Nov. 8 — Prostate Cancer Support Group 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to attend this free support group. For more information, call 724-292-9404. Thursday, Nov. 9 — Innovations in Non-surgical Treatments in Tendinitis 6 p.m., ECC. Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D., will speak on the symptoms and causes of tendinitis, then discuss various non-surgical treatment options. Monday, Nov. 13 — Innovations in Urinary Incontinence 6 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about Urinary Incontinence. Jay Lutins, M.D., will speak on the symptoms of urinary incontinence, as well as various treatment options.

Monday, Nov. 13 and 27 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is free and open to all those touched by suicide. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, Nov. 14 — RSDS Support Group 11 a.m. - 1 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 724929-9492. Tuesday, Nov. 14 — COPD Month Dinner 5 – 7 p.m., ECC. The last fall session will be a celebration dinner for COPD Month. Fall and spring participants, Better Breathers Club members and community members with chronic respiratory diseases will all be invited. Advance registration is required; call the CCN at 724258-1226 by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Tuesday, Nov. 14 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content to improve blood sugar control. To register, call 724-258-1483. Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17 — Masquerade Jewelry Sale 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., ECC. Shop at the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale sponsored by

the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase. Monday, Nov. 20 — Annual Light-Up Night 6:30 p.m. Join MVH as we kick-off the holiday season with our 33rd Annual Light-Up Night in the Hospital’s Central Plaza. Enjoy entertainment, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and an opportunity to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what’s on your Christmas list. Homemade baked goods and raffle tickets for decorative Christmas items will be sold by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. in the hospital’s main lobby beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 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. The ultimate purpose of the support group is to help participants achieve and maintain their goal weights in a way that is as phys-

ically and mentally healthy as possible. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Nov. 28 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28, 29 and 30 — Managing Your Diabetes 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This educational program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724-258-1483. Thursday, Nov. 30 — 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.

Innovations in Medicine Non-surgical Treatments in Tendinitis Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, Nov. 9 6 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital Free program, parking and light refreshments.

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MVH Welcomes Spine Surgeon Monongahela Valley Hospital welcomes Eric Nabors, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, to The Orthopedic Group. Dr. Nabors is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Haverford College and his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Nabors received his fellowship training in spinal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He was born in Indiana, PA and has been practicing in the greater Pittsburgh area for more than 20 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Nabors received the Mortimer Cohen Award for top score in Pathology from UPMC and is a member of the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, North American Spine Society, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and has multiple published works.

MVH Welcomes New Physician Monongahela Valley Hospital welcomes Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D., to The Orthopedic Group.Dr. Cuneo received his medical degree as well as his doctorate degree in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Cuneo completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Charity Medical Center in Cleveland and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University. During his final year at Moss Rehabilitation in Philadelphia, he served as chief resident and was named the Resident Educator of the Year. Dr. Cuneo completed an advanced-care interventional spine and sports medicine fellowship program at OSS Health. He has a special interest in interventional spine care, musculoskeletal medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, electrodiagnostics and sports medicine.

Save the Date! Neighborhood Memory Café Announces November Guest Speaker Insurance Agent Erin Hart from American HealthCare Group, LLC will be the guest speaker at the Neighborhood Memory Café’s November meeting. Hart will cover Medicare 101, including an introduction of the basics and retiree health benefits. A discussion and time for questions will follow. Hart is the Director of Health Benefit Services with American HealthCare Group and oversees Health & Wellness programs for the firm. Additionally, Hart is a licensed insurance broker specializing in health care options for seniors, including Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements. She is a frequent guest speaker on Medicare 101 and related topics at various educational seminars and community groups. The Neighborhood Memory Café, hosted by St. David’s Episcopal Church, is free and open to people with memory loss and their caregivers. The event will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia. For more information, visit or contact Sue Schmidt, coordinator, at

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Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Rostraver Imaging Offers Evening Hours for MRIs Monongahela Valley Hospital’s (MVH) Rostraver Imaging is expanding its hours for people who need MRIs. In addition to its normal hours, beginning on October 17, Rostraver Imaging will offer MRIs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “It’s not always easy for people who work or attend classes during the day to fit MRIs into their schedules,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. “By offering evening hours, Rostraver Imaging makes it more convenient for them to have the medical imaging their physicians need to make an accurate diagnosis.” Rostraver Imaging is a full-service outpatient diagnostic imaging site that offers open and closed MRIs, CT scans, ultrasound imaging and X-rays. All of the imaging services are performed by MVH’s skilled medical professionals. Prescribing physicians have access to the diagnostic images 24/7. Most physicians can log into MVH’s Picture Archiving Communications System to view the images from any computer; and, when several physicians are involved in a person’s care, they can each retrieve the images online simultaneously, in real time, for diagnosis and to discuss treatment. Rostraver Imaging is located in the Peasant Village Professional Plaza at 100 Peasant Village Lane in Belle Vernon. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. for MRIs. No appointments are needed for X-rays. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Parking is close to the building and free. For more information, call 724-929-6736.

Free Talk on Non-surgical Treatments in Tendinitis Physician Anthony Cuneo, M.D., Ph.D. will host a free talk about the non-surgical treatment of inflamed tissue connecting muscle to bone, also known as tendinitis, on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m., in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Dr. Cuneo will speak on the symptoms and causes of tendinitis, then discuss various non-surgical treatment options. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, visit the program registration page on the Monongahela Valley Hospital Web site or call 724-258-1333. The talk is part of Monongahela Valley Hospital's Innovation in Medicine series that features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community.

MVH Offers Lung Cancer Screening Educational Program Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) will host a Lung Cancer Screening Educational Program in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center on Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. Current and former smokers, who are most at risk for lung cancer, are encouraged to participate in the free community event to learn about the importance of early detection, the recent advancements in treatment and why screening is so important, especially for those not exhibiting typical symptoms. Speakers include Andrew Zahalsky, M.D., director of Medical Oncology, and radiologist Adil Chaudry, M.D. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333.

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School News...School News Donora Philanthropists John and Sophie Choratch to be Recognized Posthumously for Philanthropy on November 2 The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Philanthropists of the Year are John and Sophie Choratch, who are being recognized posthumously at the Foundation’s Philanthropy Banquet on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. Proceeds from the event will support the charitable activities of the WCCF, including the John and Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund. The Foundation created the Philanthropist of the Year award in 1999 to recognize local philanthropists for exceptional generosity to the Washington County community. Lifelong residents of Donora, John Choratch and Sophie Andrews Choratch married shortly after Sophie graduated from high school. John was already employed at the Donora steel mill when they were married. When the mill closed, John and Sophie purchased John’s Flower Shop in Donora as a means to provide for themselves. The flower shop was one of three flower shops in Donora at that time. Shortly after making that purchase, John suffered a heart attack and died, leaving Sophie to manage the store on her own. As Sophie was preparing her will, she instructed her attorney, the former Paul Barna, to include some financial gifts to family members, as well as $25,000 to the local Meals on Wheels program and $25,000 to the Donora Public Library. Sophie clearly believed in education, as she instructed that the residue of her estate be used to create a perpetual fund to provide scholarships to local high school students. Sophie wanted students to be able to attend any post-secondary school in the country to pursue any vocation. The WCCF was selected to administer the scholarship fund. One of the students who has been

helped is Alana Luppino, a graduate of Washington High School who is attending the University of Miami. “Last semester I was able to receive my open water diver certification through my school's SCUBA club, which will be beneficial for my prospective career as a marine scientist,” she said. Brooke Dorsey, a graduate of McGuffey High School and current business major at West Liberty University, said having the scholarship cover a portion of her tuition enabled her to purchase a camera to pursue her love of photography. “This scholarship has helped me in choosing my major to become a nurse,” remarked Mikala Maltony, a graduate of Washington High School who is attending the University of Akron. “If it wasn’t for this scholarship and for both my parents, my father a firefighter and my mother a nurse, I wouldn’t have found my passion for helping others and wanting to make a difference in other people’s lives.” Boomer Kemp, a graduate of Peters Township High School and current public health major at Slippery Rock University, said the scholarship support enables him to volunteer more at college. “Volunteering is my way of earning this scholarship,” he said. Chartiers-Houston High School graduate Hunter Saieva wants to help police officers who have been wounded in the line of duty. She said, “My father was injured by a bullet and God gave him a second chance at life. Since then, I knew that I couldn't follow in his footsteps and worry my family. I am continuing my education here at Penn State as a psychology major in hopes that I will get to help police officers talk and cope with situations they've been through.” Alex Adams, a graduate of California

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Area High School and current finance major, hopes to one day provide help to students like he has been helped. He said, “The Choratch scholarship has enabled me to attend California University of PA and focus on my studies. I want to be able to be in a position one day to give back to the community, help others maximize

their educational potential and possibly have a scholarship of my own to award.” Anyone with additional information regarding John or Sophie Choratch, or anyone wishing to make a reservation to the banquet, is encouraged to contact the Community Foundation at 724-2226330 or

CCAC South Campus to Offer Introductory Course on Commercial Drone Operation The Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus will offer an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) course in the spring 2018 semester. The three-credit course will cover current commercial regulations, the national airspace system, weather, loading, performance and operations in accordance with FAA Airmen Certification Standards. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the FAA remote pilot certification examination to become drone pilots. Students will also be introduced to the campus’ new FAA-approved outdoor flight area. The 14-week course will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., January 29 through May 7, 2018. For more information, contact Lori Paluti at lpaluti@ccac or call 412-519-3956. 48 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Ringgold Middle School Football Players Inducted into National Junior Honor Society Congratulations to the four Rams middle school football players who were selected to Ringgold's inaugural class of the National Junior Honor Society. Pictured are (l-r): John Polefko, Evan Parsons, Danny Verscharen, and Tyler Bresselsmith.

Old Trails Business and Professional Women’s Club Announces October Students of the Month At their October meeting, the Old Trails BPW recognized three students in the field of music from local high schools or who attend Mon Valley Career and Technical Center. Emily LaCarte, daughter of Mike and Susan LaCarte, is a senior at Charleroi High. She is on the varsity soccer team, president of the National Honor Society, vice president of the senior class, capPictured are (l to r): Emily LaCarte, Brandon tain of the drumline, and is a memPaul, and Marissa Filby ber of the 2017 PA Lions All-State Band and 2017 District Band. She plans to pursue a degree in business at Penn State or Virginia Tech. Marissa Filby, daughter of Jeff and Linda Filby, is also a senior at Charleroi High and attends Mon Valley CTC. She is involved with horses and competes in barrel racing. At Mon Valley CTC she is on the Bot IQ Team as team captain. Over the summer, she went to PFEW and future Docs of Medical Leaders. Marissa plans to obtain a degree in forensics and later a pre-medical degree to become a forensic pathologist. Brandon Paul, a senior at Beth Center High, is the son of Ronald and Miryam Paul. He has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the drum major for the marching band and a member of the Leo Club. Brandon is also involved in martial arts (hapkido). He plans to serve a mission for two years for the LDS Church and attend Brigham Young University, majoring in either business or engineering.

St. Elizabeth Preschool Story Hour Scheduled for November 9th St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Baldwin will hold a preschool story hour open to the public on Thursday, November 9 from 1 - 2 p.m. Any child that is 3 years old and older (and is potty-trained) is welcome to attend. Children can be dropped off after signing in with one of the preschool teachers. Parents can stay, but it’s not necessary. If you have any questions, email

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MCRS Participates in Red Ribbon Week

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SCHOOL NEWS MCRS Hosts Family Breakfasts

Congrats, 8th Grade Volleyball Players!

Madonna Catholic Regional participated in Red Ribbon Week for drug awareness. Day one’s theme was “Don’t Let Drugs Ruin Your Dreams!” The students and staff wore pajamas to school.

MCRS Holds Pink-out Day

Monthly family breakfasts are fun and well-attended!

8th grade volleyball players Amy Petersen, Aleah Siwula, Chelsea Sala, and Gabby Serrao were recognized at their final home game.

Monessen Rostraver Rotary Announces September Students of the Month The Monessen Rostraver Rotary recently honored two senior students and two 8th graders as their September students of the month. Senior Kathryn Dzurik is very active in her church and is planning to attend college for a chemistry degree or biochemistry degree. Senior Cory Fleming currently participates in football, basketball, baseball and soccer and is planning Pictured are (sitting) Carlyn Yates and Jack to attend college for a math degree. Sacco and (standing) Gerald Stasicha, Cory 8th Grader Carlyn Yates is the Fleming, Kathryn Dzurik, and Kristen Joseph. daughter of Tad and Daniel Yates. Her favorite subjects include math and liberal arts. She currently participates in gymnastics. Hobbies include hanging out with her friends, cooking and going to the park. She plans on being a neonatal nurse practitioner. 8th Grader Jack Sacco is the son of Jack and Marissa Sacco. His favorite subjects include math, history and liberal arts. Currently, he participates in a cappella, National Junior Honor Society, band and group of performing arts. Jack also currently participates in soccer and baseball. Hobbies include playing deck hockey and baseball. He plans on being a lawyer and baseball coach.

MCRS held a Pink-out Day in support of breast cancer research.




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Clairton Elementary Hosts Annual Open House

Thank you, Charlie Batch!

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Kurt J. Lesker Company Collaborate to Bring Mentoring to Clairton Elementary Students Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, the Kurt J. Lesker Company, and Clairton Elementary have partnered to launch the Kurt J. Lesker Workplace Mentoring Initiative, an innovative onsite approach to traditional 1to-1 mentoring programs. The program matches 4th grade students from Clairton Elementary with employees from the Kurt J. Lesker Company, the leading global provider of high-quality vacuum products and systems, who will provide guidance to at-risk children throughout the school year. The program provides students a unique opportunity to explore what’s happening behind the scenes at the company, learn about the site’s different departments, ranging from human resources to IT, and participate in STEM activities. The goal is to provide each mentee with a supportive adult role model, foster the motivation to complete high school, and help them prepare for what comes after. Principal Debra Maurozio stated, “Clairton Elementary was extremely excited when we first learned of the possibility of Big Brothers Big Sisters coming into our school. The workplace component is a different twist on the traditional program and provides an added benefit to the students. Students were thrilled to find out field trips to Kurt J. Lesker would occur regularly. We are hoping each ‘Little’ will develop strong bonds with a caring ‘Big’ while learning critical skills for becoming career- and college-ready.” The program officially launched Friday, October 6, 2017.

Clairton Elementary’s Annual Open House was held on September 7. In addition to a bake sale and book fair, students and families visited teachers and discussed the upcoming year. Mrs. Hecker and 2nd grader Terrilynn Styles take a minute to snap a picture while showing off class projects.

Thank you to "The Best of Batch" Foundation and Charlie Batch for bringing students in grades 5 and 6 book bags filled with school supplies. Pictured is Charlie Batch with Clairton Elementary 5th graders from Mrs. Baur's classroom.

Congrats, Clairton Homecoming Court!

Congratulations to the 2017 Clairton High School homecoming court! Pictured are (l -r): Katreena Payen, Courtney Hatch, Ashae Boyd, Rayona Jordan, Starr Ogletree and Zariah Thompson.

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CHARLEROI Rebecca Nichols Carl Miklos Paula Ducoeur estate et al. Thomas Ducoeur Vincent Vaccaro PTV 1003 LLC Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Capital Housing Solutions LLC Gregory Perry 210 2nd Street Trust Samantha Caldwell Mile Miller Saeed Sheikh 519 Fallowfield LLC Estate of James Nevins Michael and Catherine Beres Estate of Joyce Lessman Ramusivich Joseph McGuire Estate of Mildred Waggoner Daniel Sterner Ronald Stover Randall and Sherry Roberts FORWARD TOWNSHIP John DiBattista trustee Gary Brutout et al. Estate of Alan Gerdish



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John James Sposato 8232 Mentor Road $134,000. Bruce and Carol Gray 3313 Rainbow Run Road $2,000. Nationstar HECM Acquisition Trust 2016-2 5 Woods Lane $1,565 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $114,228) by sheriff's deed. Legacy RE Holdings LLC 741 Bunola River Road $25,000. Sylvester and Dorothy Skrinjorich 8814 Roberts Hollow Road $60,000. John Evans 9943 Walker Road $119,900.

JEFFERSON HILLS MB2K Development Inc. Gretchen Benack Irene Chasko NVR Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Yvonne Smid MB2K Development Inc.

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JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Sonia Garchak Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC Nancy Herd Hepting Raymond Holzer Betty Itterly et al. Environmentally Sound Ent. LLC NVR Inc. Michael Collodi et al. Kurt Mahan Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Richard Parish Erik Jabs Michael Pellegrini Ronald Bezak Estate of Bernard Wernsman

Daniel Hill NVR Inc. Jane and Anthony Horn Thomas McCafferty III and Erin McCafferty Federal National Mortgage Assn. NVR Inc. Christopher Progen Emily Kay and Christopher James Itle Jordan Hlasnik Shannon Wetzel Todd and Amber Koah Brian Grant Joshua and Lindsay Jantz Jamie Hummer Jonah Hatfield and Alisa Day Duke Laha II and Taryn Laha

1125 State Route 885 $95,000. Greene Drive $60,000. 1600 Jefferson Ridge Drive 108B $68,000. 705 Acorn Lane $335,000. 1267 Bickerton Drive $1,861 by sheriff's deed. Greene Drive $60,000. 329 Greene Drive $318,338. 336 Greene Drive $315,000. Neilson Drive $16,000. 334 Hunters Field Circle $340,748. 406 Labrador Lane $304,145. 126 Reed Drive $159,900. 118 Wray Drive $206,000. 2000 New York Ave. $120,000. 201 Pearson Road $398,000. 4013 Rustic Woods Drive $333,102.

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How to Stay Within Your Home Improvement Budget While no two projects are the same, every home improvement project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much like the scale of projects varies greatly, so, too, do the financial commitments required of homeowners to make those projects a reality. But no matter the size of the project, homeowners can find ways to stretch their budgets without sacrificing the quality of their improvements. * Do your homework. Before you decide to make changes to your home, it's best to first do some research into any potential projects you're considering. Many homeowners have decided to dive into a project before they fully realize its scope and cost, and going in blind can bust a budget, turning what might have seemed like a relatively simple project into a money pit. Understanding just what a project entails and how much it's likely to cost can give homeowners an idea of what they can afford and where they might be able to stretch their budgets. For example, if you want to replace your kitchen countertops but can't afford engineered quartz countertops, you might be able to find a less expensive alternative, such as tile, that you like just as much. But it's best to research such alternatives before you decide to replace your existing countertops. If you can't find a less expensive alternative, you might want to postpone the project until you can grow (Continued on page 56


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Lauretta Mihalik Suzanna Gorman Gary Sillaman Donald Kims



Vince and Danielle Tate Rodney and Wilda Pawich Bruce Scott Regis Remlinger Jr. and Kelly Remlinger

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PETERS TOWNSHIP Christine O'Hara Bret and Susannah Semonian 106 Aston Court Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC William Tomko III and Kelly Tomko 341 Buckingham Drive $2,126,837. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Robert and Rebecca Beltz 353 Buckingham Drive Maximilian Ripepi Derek and Lauren Defelice 528 Cortland Drive Carlos Garcia Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. 107 Dogwood Circle Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. Jason KennethWilliam and Jennifer LeFave 107 Dogwood Circle Toscana Development Group Inc. Paul Beauchemin Hardwood Drive Estate of Marie Gaertner Justin Domachowski 131 Lakeview Drive Julie Franklin David and Christina Glasser 308 Lincoln Drive Kevin McIlwain Emily Lynn Powell 233 Quail Run Road Jamie Osella et al. James and Sherry Brown 183 Roscommon Place Roberta Beltrame William Allen and Cynthia Marion Smith 122 Sandpiper Lane Beverly Podolinsky Ryan Kennedy and Renee Morici-Kennedy 241 Thomas Road Gregg Brock Lori Pollock and Douglas Suehr 101 Brooke Drive Gary Miller Ronald Toomey 114 Cushey St. Bret Semonian Maria K Schaner Smith 144 Phillips Drive Anthony Kioalicas II Antony and Ruth Barone 209 Robinhood Lane Theodore Taylor III Leech & Henry Construction Inc. 508 Saddlewood Drive Brian Hyjurick Raymond and Jennifer Bedner 643 Scenic Ridge Drive Shirley F Amos Revocable Living Trust Michael and Kelly Landy 120 Stratford Drive NVR Inc. Craig and Lauren Lehman 405 Winesap Court Frank Naccarelli Matthew and Darlene Cramer 212 Abbey Brook Lane Frederick Langenberg Frederick Langenerg and Barbara Laird 111 Ammons Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $143,100). Sharon Gerritsen Kavitha Ramlal and Prazeed Thachapuzha 202 Boxwood Court Fernando Dandrea Adam Ryan and Stacey Clark 127 Breezewood Drive Edward Archibeque Matthew and Lauren King 110 Bridle Trail Doris Jane Jones Asset Protection Reside James Callas Jr. and Georgina Callas 111 Prestonwood Lane Linda Taylor Steve Chiu and Ziaodong Zhao Sagewood Drive Anthony Andreola Brian Hyjurick 252 Scott Lane Carole Ortenzo Wasim and Ghazala Bano Wasim Sayyed 301 Squire Lane Daniel Wassilchalk Daniel and Carrie Tydingco 204 Sugarwood Drive Rachel Wolfe Charles and Kelly Caldwell 244 Thompsonville Road Michael Honeygosky Michael and Nicole Jouver 132 Candelite Drive Robert Kotfis Levi Adam Overdorff & Tiffany Nicole Thompson115 Kathy Ann Lane RHO Enterprises Cynthia Coates and Jason Farmer 114 Lintel Drive Gregg Coury Patrick and Vanessa McQuiggan 233 Molly Drive Roger Bailey Erich and Constance Rudolph 212 Robinhood Lane Daniel Moran Stephanie and Gregory Bungo 200 Sandcreek Drive Judith Steeb Snehal and Pratiksha Patel 282 Scott Lane Maggie Sisson Rope Investments LLC 415 Scott Lane Irwin W & Nancy L Campbell Revocable Trust Randy Campbell 857 Venetia Road James Christie Eric and Shannon Lesnock 303 Walnut Drive NVR Inc. Susan Kelly Renda 409 Winesap Court

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How to Stay Within Your Home Improvement Budget (Continued from page 54) your budget. But starting the project without first grasping its true cost is a recipe for disaster, so do your homework before you find your toolbox and start working. * Build unforeseen expenses into your budget. Another way to stay within your budget is to include budget-busting unforeseen expenses into the budget from the get-go. Whether you're doing the project yourself or paying a contractor, nearly every home improvement project will present some unforeseen, and costly, hurdles. For example, you might find mold inside the walls when you're converting a basement, and it can cost a pretty penny to make that mold go away. If you go into the project expecting such hurdles, then the financial sting of addressing them won't prove too great a burden. But if the mold catches you and your budget completely off guard, you (Continued on page 59)


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


PETERS TOWNSHIP David Balach William Schneider Donna Aiello Dominick Bovalina Jr. Estate of John Kern Jr. Scott Gray Kelly Mininger


William Jones Jr. and Amy Jones Katherine and Michaeld Meucci Christopher and Carrie Lewis Kevin and Stacy Klein Gold Spike Enterprises Inc. Christopher and Penelope Butler Daniel and Christie Kulbieda

97 Alexander Drive 130 Ammons Drive 313 Doubletree Drive 106 Rebecca Lane 424 Robin Hood Lane 307 Squire Lane 223 Windermere Court

PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Paul Lyons Estate of Mildred Saunders Rebecca Rotoloni Estate of Irene Ambrose Gary Dzumela Kenneth Dahmen Estate of Stephen Steffan Michael Drummond American Escrow & Closing Co. HW Wiegel LLC PA420 LLC 51 Pediatric Assoc. LLC Heather Leatherberry John Niespodzianski David Schroyer Susan Andrews

27 Real Estate Ventures LLC Karl Hart Amber Marie Mottes and Daniel Patrick Kirk Duane Keith and Kelly Lynn Leiby Paul Culley Jr. Kaushila and Bal Magar Leeanne Bracco American Escrow & Closing Co. Richard and Rose McGee Lori Haeck DH&P Pleasant Hills LLC Schabruzzese Realty LLC Jesse Duerr Peter Chekan and Juliana Tambellini David and Taylor Kanaskie Andrew Knuth III

345 Delano Drive 323 Farm Lane 213 Manor Drive 327 Tassel Lane 223 Temona Drive 220 Bruceton Road 492 Hi Tor Drive 478 Sequoia Drive 478 Sequoia Drive 26-28 Old Clairton Road 30-32 420-428 Clairton Blvd. Route 51 850 Clairton Bvld Ste 1200 279 Constitution Drive 427 Torwood Lane 286 Toura Drive 306 Toura Drive

ROSTRAVER Thomas Kelly David Livingstone Brett Kerns et al. Barbara Drennan

Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services Edward Baer III and Paula Baer Boyd Contracting LLC Richard Gregory and Shalyn Celapino

1670 Broad Ave. 124 Elks Place 420 Rostraver Road 368 Vernon Drive

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Price $435,000. $287,000. $635,000. $585,000. $170,000. $305,000. $685,000. $56,500. $184,900. $191,000. $199,900. $155,000. $175,000. $130,000. $177,000. $177,000. $300,000. $5,327,810. $104,000. $133,000. $149,500. $189,900. $138,500. $67,500. $48,000. $22,000. $369,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

This month’s RealSTATs transactions for the following communities can be found on our website: Baldwin • Bentleyville Bethel Park •Brentwood Carroll Twp •Clairton • Donora Dunlevy • Elizabeth • Fallowfield •Monessen North Belle Vernon • North Charleroi • Speers

Visit our website to view these transactions



ROSTRAVER Scott Ciarimboli

Darryl Watt

Betty Jean Zenobi BVA Federal Credit Union Todd Tilson Jason Aikins Entech LLC Entech LLC Cynthia Beddick Gary Litvany Estate of Eugene Delattre Ruth Holmes Boyd Contracting LLC Annette Ganassi et al. Michael Kurdilla Robert McGuffey Norma Micher James Layhue Ethel Danilchak SOUTH PARK Andrew Strathman Fred Pellegrino Nicholas Livingstone et al. Mary A Crescini Criss Robert Tobin John Yonich Marcie Kemmler et al. Brandon Garvey et al. Donna Zirngibl Robert Lasko Jr. James Carney

of Pittsburgh


328 Zundel St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,728). Joseph and Ruthann Fordanish 6221 Highview Drive Todd Reppert 113 Hornbeck Drive Robert and Shirley Kmetz 4620 SR 51 Dylan Batchko and Megan Borkovich 423 Atwood Drive Maronda Homes Inc. 581 Gardenia Drive Maronda Homes Inc. 313 305 Stump Drive Nathan and Emily Zarichnak 1248 Willowbrook Road James Saul 212 German St. Thomas Simon and Nina Stobaugh 2012 Lake View Drive Joseph and Janet Ciferno 3032 Midway Lane James Singer II 420 Rostraver Road James Kline Jr. Route 906 Dorothy Cushman 713 Vernon Drive Dennis and Anita Lattner 113 Wood St. John and Marianne Conley 452 Belrose Drive Justin and Caitlin Driscoll 1182 Ridge Road Power Playaz Investment Group LLC Tyrol Blvd. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $16,289) by sheriff's deed. Charles Ziants 2841 Dolores Drive Kenneth and Eileen Lesk 1417 Greenbriar Drive Brian and Kayla Gannon 6320 Helen St. Michael Curley 900 Hidden Ridge Court Unit 102 Douglas Andrew Morgan 2208 Maureen Drive Margaret Bastien 2501 Ridge Road Mark Gunther II and Chelsea Gunther 1205 Armstrong Drive Tyler Michael Shipley & Kara Veronica Beresteck 1024 Barnsley Drive Stephen Volk 2296 Helena St. Charles William Eisenbarth 2837 Kathy St. Lisa McCormick 1833 Patrick Place

Price $1 $167,900. $22,000. $259,900. $105,000. $108,000. $108,000. $182,000. $55,000. $162,250. $154,000. $29,000. $10,000. $255,000. $75,000. $82,500. $30,000. $1,836 $199,000. $199,900. $146,500. $128,000. $256,000. $162,000. $189,900. $187,900. $116,000. $72,500. $95,000.

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Campbell LLC

Investor's Deal LLC


Dean James Criss David Haines Sean Saunders Amber Rae Sitar Brown NVR Inc. Kenneth J Lijeski Lesk James Fulton Christopher Phillip Evanick Crystal McArdle Christine Ambrosic et al. NVR Inc. Lloyd Roberts Jr.

2811 Sebolt Road $62,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $139,878) by sheriff's deed. Brandon and Allison Zubasic 1212 Station St. $330,000. Steven Petersen Jr. and Megan Evans 2945 Abbey Lane $172,000. Bethany Rectenwald and Michael Webb 3098 Amy Drive $239,900. Nancy Lee Criswell 3611 Downing St. $40,000. Rodolfo Ranallo Jr. and Lisa Ranallo 109 Maria's Way $305,830. Andrew Chapman and Hannah Zibert 6804 Vara Drive $189,900. Zacharia and Kenzie Walker 2064 Alberta Drive $200,000. Justin Lataille and Amanda Aiken 2044 Stagecoach Drive $244,000. Nicole Hays 2853 Dolores Drive $120,000. Keith Donnelly 6419 Library Road $29,000. Daivd Bates and DarNel Bowden 107 Maria's Way $307,275. John and Stacy Raimondi Snee Drive $65,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Carol Ann Milesky et al. Kelly Gurgiolo Norma Diane Fritz Ilya Gorokhovskiy Michael Wietrzykowski Mingo Boy Inc. Jennifer Pham Allen Cushey et al. Donna Jean Clark Marianne McCabe

Dao Huu Luong and Thanh-Thu Thi Vo Lauretta Mahlik Matthew Quattro Jason Lewis Jr. and Ashley Lewis Amanda McAllister William Kozel III Regina Delallo Ryan Moore and Alyssa Hirsh Daniel Minutilli David and Maureen Gray

50 Finley Ave. 142 Cinque Terra Place 5124 College St. 6315 Jack St. 3678 Finleyville Elrama Road 7107 Gayle Drive 6037 SR 88 6316 Jack St. 273 Stone Church Road 213 Stonebridge Drive

WHITEHALL Courtney J Kane Jamison Linda Fox trustee Jimmy Spahr Richard Roberts Kent Walisch Andrew Carter Norman Pogany Patrick Fagan Pietro Nuovo

$169,900. $179,900. $128,500. $129,000. $240,000. $113,500. $121,000. $137,500. $8,500. $205,000.

Robert McGovern and Kerry Flynn 4753 Doyle Road $144,900. Devin Nicole Wysni 29 Hennig Drive $135,000. South Hills Square Retirement CommunityL McRoberts Road $500,000. South Hills Square Retirement CommunityL McRoberts Road $100,003. Adam Ralph Frontera 4712 W. Barlind Drive $176,000. Krista Nicole Kisner 4729 Echo Glen Drive $149,000. Hari and Krishna Neupane 911 Jill Drive $234,900. Laura Kent and Anthony Johnson 4207 McKee Drive $169,494. Marlex Properties LLC 5109 Azalea Drive $74,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $126,312) by sheriff's deed. Estate of Rita Rosner Rebecca Yar Kuol 1337 Portview Circle $170,000. Leanna Zotter Charles and Mary Rose Chasler 111 Steeplechase Court $380,000. Dolores Aucher Scott Schaming 283 Streets Run Road $134,500. Estate of Elaine Palonis Shawn Kossler 5066 Earlsdale Road $175,000. Pamela Miller Om Nath Acharya 4560 Echo Glen Drive $135,000. James Kowalski II Melissa and Andrew Czapko 3240 Margaret St. $258,000. Thomas Dickey Gary and Elizabeth Kelly 5300 Meadowgreen Drive $80,000. David Paul Murphy James Kowalski II 5286 Overlook Glen Drive $149,900. Elizabeth Kotch Cole Jester 320 Bauman Ave. $129,900. Robert Eberley Frank and Judith Boyd 139 Maryal Drive $164,000. Lawrence Macioce Jonathan and Katie Polley 1153 Prospect Road $225,000. Ernest DeIuliis et al. Miguel Villa 5 Shadow Drive $114,000. Kevin Boland trustee Schoeny Properties LLC 118 Steeplechase Court $280,000. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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How to Stay Within Your Home Improvement Budget (Continued from page 56) might be forced to overextend that budget or make sacrifices elsewhere in order to complete the project. Build some contingency money, including permit and permit fees, into your home improvement project to safeguard against such unforeseen issues. * Get to work. If you're hiring a contractor, speak to him or her before signing a contract to see if there is anywhere you can pitch in to keep the labor costs low. You might be able to pitch in during the demolition phase, saving the cost of paying your contractor's workers to tear down walls or remove debris you can just as easily remove yourself. Another way to pitch in is to do the end-of-day cleanup yourself. You can save yourself a substantial amount of money on labor if you're willing to get your hands dirty. * Determine if piecemeal is the most affordable option. Sometimes it makes sense to tackle one project at a time, while other times you might want to combine projects to save on the cost of materials. For instance, if your ultimate goal is to install wood flooring throughout your home, determine if it makes more financial sense to install the flooring all at once. You might save by buying all of your materials at once rather than buying a small amount of materials several times over the next several years. Home improvement projects often go a long way toward making a home more enjoyable for its owners and inhabitants. And while such projects can be costly, homeowners who stay disciplined can still get their dream homes without busting their budgets.

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Local Worship Monessen Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Rosary Crusade Miracle

The crowd at the rosary rally in Monessen City Park 2017 gathered together for a photo.

By Jill Runfola Each year, rosary rallies take place all across the country. This year, Monessen’s annual rosary rally took place on Saturday, October 14 at noon at Monessen City Park on the walking track to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred on October 13, 1917, when 70,000 people Monessen Epiphany Church Parishioner experienced a miraculous event. Sophia Janol crowns the Blessed This event occurred after apparitions Mother statue during a special of the Blessed Mother appeared to three ceremony at the Monessen rosary rally. children several times. The people had flocked to Portugal after learning of Our Lady of Fatima, who appeared to the children - Lucia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto - and gave them secret messages, according to the head of Monessen event, Shirley Beneccio. In her apparitions to the children, the Blessed Mother had multiple messages for them about the world. One was to pray the rosary every day and frequent the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist. Shirley Beneccio, parishioner, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and Eucharistic Minister at Epiphany of our Lord Church in Monessen led the rally for the 8th year at Monessen City Park. She said, “We’re praying for families and for the world as it is. We’re asking the Blessed Mother and Jesus for our cities, an end to abortion, and discernment and strength to withstand trials.” The rally began with the song “Immaculate Mary” and continued with joyful, sorrowful, and glorious prayers and “The Hail Mary.” Beneccio, having restored statues in the past, found a good one of the Blessed Mother at the church and restored it. It will be going in the chapel, and is 3 ½ feet tall. They had the statue at the rally on display, too. In front for all to see, she was surrounded by flowers and a banner. A ceremonial crowning took place beforehand. The goal set for 2017 was for 20,000 people to attend the rosary rallies; in fact, 21,500 people all over the US attended one. About 50 people took part in Monessen City Park’s own rally.


Sisters Celebrate Confirmation with Beloved Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish

On October 8, 2017, Kendra and Keilah Gindele of Eighty Four, PA were blessed to receive the sacrament of Confirmation during a special Mass celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville. Overseeing the events of the day were Bishop William Waltersheid, Rev. William M. Miller, and retired Pastor Robert J. Boyle, pictured. Kendra and Keilah have been lifelong members of St. Francis and are active as altar servers, youth group members, and as volunteers in various parish activities.

Grace United Methodist Church Plans Ham Dinner for November 4th Grace United Methodist Church will have an old-fashioned ham dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 4 – 7 p.m. Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended but not required. Adults: $12. Children: $6. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the church office at 724-3305350. Take-out meals will be available. Grace UMC is located at 420 California Drive, Coal Center, PA.

Homemade Christmas Roll Sale at Jefferson UM Church Jefferson United Methodist Church is offering homemade Christmas rolls for $10 each. Choices are apricot, nut and poppy seed. Phone orders being taken from Wednesday, November 1 to December 9. Call 412-653-3222, option 3. Order pickup is Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025. There will also be a Christmas bake sale on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Cakes, pies, candy, cupcakes, Christmas rolls, and cookie trays will be available.

Ray Domachowski to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus' Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, on Thursday evening, November 2, with Ray Domachowski ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a freewill offering will be taken. Domachowski, a prominent businessman, has been featured in Jubilee Magazine and has spoken at several different conferences in our area. He had an experience with Jesus Christ in 1980 that transformed his life forever. He is currently Pastoral Associate at the Life Church of Washington, PA. He ministers in spiritual gifts and prophetic ministry. All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-3844882, Barbara Simpson at 724-2584293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724258-4516.

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South Hills Assembly of God November Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, plans the following events for November. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit Hillcrest Christian Academy will present their annual Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 10, in the sanctuary of South Hills Assembly. Our children will celebrate those who have served our country in its endless preservation of American freedom. Invite your friends and relatives to see this stirring musical tribute to all our armed forces, and especially any veterans you know so that we may recognize and thank them for their service! HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages. Women of Excellence, led by Pastor Sue Willis and Dedi Kramer, meets at 10-11:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, November 14 and 28, in the multi-purpose room for Bible study. Identify your purpose; for women of all ages. Please pre-register if childcare is needed. Lunch Bunch Bible study for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by November 14. Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30. 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 workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time.

Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction and an open meeting is at 7 p.m. 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 into their own small groups.

Nativity Church Lottery Calendars Not Available For 2018 Nativity 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!

Elder Ann Byars to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus' Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth on Monday evening, November 20, with Elder Ann Byars ministering. There will be fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a freewill offering will be taken. Elder Ann, from Newness of Life Ministries in Monessen, ministers under a beautiful anointing of the Holy Spirit. You won’t want to miss the message The Lord has laid on her heart. Come and experience the joy and blessing of praising and worshipping Jesus Christ. Invite someone you know who needs a touch from the Lord. All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-3844882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-3843299.

First United Methodist Church November Events The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. Dan Schall in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 5 with refreshments following the concert. A freewill offering will be received. Friday Night Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10. Light-up Night will be held from 5 9 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Come tour the sanctuary and have some refreshments in the chapel. 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, November 9 with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. For more information, contact 724-258-7054.

Come And Give Thanks at Finleyville Interfaith Community's Thanksgiving Service Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, ECO, located at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road, will host the Finleyville Interfaith Community's Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. Area lay pastor Kathy Jo Kernan will bring the message. Refreshments follow the service. All are welcome.

Trinity United Methodist Church Offers Sign Language Service Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 530 Center Church Rd., McMurray, offers sign language worship service at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. This is a contemporary service with a children’s message and Sunday school.

St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood November Events and Happenings The church is located at 4048 Brownsville Road overlooking Brentwood Towne Center, near Rt. 51.Please call the church at 412-8845225 or visit our website, Volunteer opportunities are available for nearly all events! Veterans Luncheon: Join St. Peter’s in Brentwood for our 17th annual Veterans Luncheon Sunday, November 5 at noon with special guest and speaker state Senator Guy Reschenthaler. He served in the U.S Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and volunteered for duty in Iraq and is a current PA State senator representing the 37th District. All veterans and their families are invited to attend this FREE event. Seating is limited; call the church at 412-8845225 to reserve your spot today! Babysitting: Friday, November 17 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. 412-884-5225. Cost: $4/hr. for 1st child in family; $2/hr. for 2nd child in same family; $1/hr. for additional children in family. All proceeds benefit the youth of St. Peter’s. Bereavement Support Group: No matter where you are in your grief journey, please join us for these healing conversational and educational support groups. Morning Coffee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10 am. Evening Coffee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous meets most every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the church, and we will put you in touch. A.A. and Al-Anon meets every Thursday evening at St. Peter’s starting at 6 p.m. N.A. meets every Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter’s from 12-2 p.m. and Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. 62 —————————————————————————————————————————


Bishop Waltersheid Confirms 13 Young Men and Women at St. Francis of Assisi Church

Bishop Waltersheid addresses the Confirmation candidates

By Paul Chasko Bishop William J. Waltersheid of the Pittsburgh Diocese confirmed 13 young men and women in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville on Sunday, October 8. The church was filled with sponsors, well-wishers and parishioners interested in being part of the occasion. Catholic Confirmation is a sacrament that binds recipients more closely to the church through the power of the Holy Spirit. The rite involves the laying on of hands and anointing the recipient with Holy Chrism (aromatic oil), both done

The Bishop performs the Confirmation rite on each candidate.

by the Bishop. The following young men and women received Confirmation. Courtney Berdar Caden Dively Nathan Ferrence Joseph Fonagy Keilah Gindele Kendra Gindele Paul Gohacki Dakota Leavnor Savannah Mahoney Brandon O’Connor Haley Osborn Taylor Pelissero Tylor Smida


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Tradition of Blessing Animals Continues at St. Francis Church By Paul Chasko Animals of all kinds, big and small, showed up on the grounds of Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville on October 8 to be blessed by Bishop William J. Waltersheid. History tells us that St. Francis of Assisi loved animals and often brought them food and cared for them. In fact, he is known as the patron saint of animals. An unusual custom has grown out of St. Deacon Vic Satter (right) assists Bishop Waltersheid with the blessings. Francis’s fondness for animals. Whenever a bishop visits St. Francis Church in Finleyville (most always on the day of Confirmation), he is asked to bless the animals that are brought on the grounds of the church. On October 8, Bishop Waltersheid upheld this custom. The lawns next to St. Francis Finley Hall were crowded with big dogs, little dogs, short dogs, tall dogs, cats in cages and smaller critters in boxes. Bishop Winters blessed them all. Rev. William Miller, the new Administrator of St. Francis Church, was The Bishop blesses a pair of boxers. on hand, as was Rev. Richard Tusky (Parochial Vicar) and Deacon Vick Satter. Members of Council 13832 of the Knights of Columbus spent the afternoon preparing grilled hot dogs for all who showed up with their pets; the pets got their fair share of hot dogs as well.

November 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— ADDIS, Ronald William, 81, of Charleroi, died September 23. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. AFFINITO, Shawna M., 35, of Canonsburg, died October 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ALL, Beverly Ann, 76, of West Mifflin, died September 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ARTMAN, Donness, 81, of Baldwin Borough, died September 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BENDIK, H. June, 96, of Jefferson Hills, died October 7. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. BAUER, David M., 43, of South Park (formerly of Whitehall), died October 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CALOCCIA, Frank F. “Cal” “Sonny”, 81, of New Eagle, died September 19. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CARDAMONE, Margaret, 86, of Bethel Park, died October 7. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DAVIS, Ruth (SICKLES), 88, of Jefferson Hills, died September 22. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. DOTY, Charles R., 99, of Monongahela, died September 29. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. DURKO, Steve P., Sr., 90, of Charleroi, died September 30. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DURNING, William Jr., 83, of Bethel Park, died September 24. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. FABIAN, Regina (BEDONT), 89, of Jacksonville FL (formerly of Jefferson Hills), died September 26. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. FERRETTI, Jean Ellen, 84, of Charleroi, died September 19. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. FICO, Camellia L., 77, of Bethel Park, died September 20. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. FYTTON, Ralph F., M.D., 66, of South 63 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Recent Local Death Notices Park, died September 16. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. GARDEN, James, Jr., 90, of Jefferson Hills, died September 19. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. GILL, Merritt M. “Sarge”, 81, of Finleyville, died October 2. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GROB, David R., 90, of South Park, died September 23. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. HIRSH, Scott Francis, 55, of Whitehall, died October 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. JONES, Sonja, 84, of Bethel Park, died September 24. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KENNY, John “Jack”, 89, of Whitehall, died September 12. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. KUCHTA, Rudy M., 88, of Baldwin, died October 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KUDLA, Dorothy Cecelia (ZOLNAK) “Dotttie”, 86, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of West Mifflin), died September 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEVANDOSKY, Carol L., 56, of Charleroi, died October 7. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. LIGNELLI, Lori Ann, 63, of Monongahela, died September 13. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. LOGAR, Kevin A., 53, of Greensboro, NC (formerly of South Park), died October 9. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. LORISO, Renay L., 67, of South Park, died September 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LUZNAR, Mary Ann (STUCIN), 96, of Broughton-Curry, died October 1. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MARKOWSKI, Joseph C., 62, of Baldwin, died October 8. Arrangements by Jefferson

Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MATHIEU, Donald A., 72, of Charleroi, died October 6. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MELE, Mary Revetta, 95, of Monongahela, died October 2. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. OSTOVICH, Pete, 87, of Jefferson Hills, died September 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PALUSO, Edward Morgan, 88, of Deep Creek, MD (formerly of Charleroi), died September 15. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. PASKO, Virginia L., 90, of Mt. Lebanon (formerly of Bethel Park), died October 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PAWLAK, M. Dolores, 91, of Mt. Lebanon (formerly of Castle Shannon), died Oct 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PERRY, Colleen R., 40, of Bethel Park, died September 24. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. POGANY, Norman, 80, of Whitehall, died September 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. REILLEY, Gregory Keith, 68, of Elrama, died September 19. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. ROSENBERGER, Phyllis, 93, of Bethel Park, died September 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SCHALLES, Helen, 93, of Pleasant Hills, died September 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHURKO, Gayle, 97, of Bethel Park, died September 30. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SCIARRETTI, Angela Rose, 51, of Whitehall, died September 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home Pleasant Hills. SEBOLT, Mary Carol, 83, of Eighty-four,

Obituary - Robert Lee Faulkner January 30, 1988 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 29) Robert Lee Faulkner (Bobby, Bob, Rob, GR, Grizz) passed away in his parent’s home in Bethel Park on the morning of October 10, 2017 at the age of 29 from a pulmonary embolism. Bobby was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1988. He worked most of his life in the roofing industry. His greatest joy in life was his daughter GiaBella Rose. Bobby cared greatly for his family and enjoyed spending time with his daughter more than anything else. Bobby is predeceased by his father, Robert Faulkner IV. Bobby is lovingly remembered by his mother Lisa Valles; brother Benjamin Faulkner; sister Brandi McLennan; daughter GiaBella Rose Faulkner; and loving niece, nephews and other relatives.

died October 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SEE, George Charles, 90, of South Park, died September 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SHAFRON, Margie R., 88, of Elrama, died September 18. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SHIPE, Michael C., 18, of Charleroi, died September 15. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SMITH, Elizabeth A., 88, of Baldwin, died October 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMUTNY, Raymond, 89, of Baldwin, died October 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VOGEL, Charles “Chuck”, 32, of Clairton, died October 2. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. WADDELL, William “Bill” Bond, 84, of Whitehall, died October 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WARDLE, Norma L. (SPENCER), 90, formerly of Finleyville, died October 9. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. WARNER, Eleanor (WIERZBINSKI), 87, of Baldwin Borough, died September 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WILLIAMS, Glen “Butch” E., Jr., 55, of Baldwin Borough, died September 26. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WINKLER, Joseph T., 83, of Bethel Park, died September 24. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. YAGNICH, William “Billy” P., of the Mon Valley, died September 29. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. YOVICH, Michael Paul, 74, of Jefferson Hills, died October 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ZOFCIN, Margaret M. (JAMES), 93, of Pleasant Hills (formerly of Baldwin), died September 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. 64 —————————————————————————————————————————

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ENTERTAINMENT Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! November BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis Fridays – Dart Tournament Saturdays – Lod Dart Tournament

ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 3 – Jim Relja of Regular Joes 9 p.m. 11 – Mark Cyler Duo 8 p.m. 22 – Todd Jones 9 p.m. 24 – Josh Muenzer 9 p.m. 30 – Tony Janflone Jr. 7-10 p.m.

CRAFTHOUSE STAGE & GRILL/ LEGACY LANES 412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd., Pittsburgh 2 – Country Line Dancing 16 – Country Line Dancing 17 – TEN 30 – Country Line Dancing Mondays – Pub Trivia Wednesdays – Dance Party

HEY ANDY SPORTSBAR AND LOUNGE 724-258-4755 1221 W. Main St., Monongahela Saturdays - Bingo

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

THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh Entertainment starts at 9 p.m. 1 – Oldies Night 2 – Karaoke / Open Mic Night 3 – Elmoz Fire 8 – Oldies Night 9 – Tony Janflone 10 – Nightlife 15 – Oldies Night 16 – Karoake / Open Mic Night

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

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

South Hills Children's Choir to Perform with Waynesburg Lamplighters on November 19th The South Hills Children's Choir will be performing with the Waynesburg Lamplighters, under the direction of Mrs. Melanie Catana, per their invitation on November 19. The performance will be at 3 p.m. in the Roberts Chapel on the Waynesburg University Campus.The choirs will sing both together and separately, ending with the song "Music Down in My Soul" by Moses Hogan. This gospel praise piece, inspired by the spiritual “Over My Head,” features an energetic piano accompaniment and compelling harmonies as the two choirs sing together. Listeners will indeed feel the “joy down in their soul” that the song describes.This free event will cheer the hearts of attendees during the dreary November days, inspiring and renewing them for the week ahead. As American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Come speak that language with us.


by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski 17 – Steeltown 24 – Artistree Live 29 – Oldies Night 30 – Karaoke / Open Mic Night Sundays – Oldies Night Saturdays – DJ Tim Top 40 R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 4 – King’s Ransom 11 – Randal Troy’s MoJo Band 18 – Felix & the Hurricanes 25 – Tina Daniels & Company Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam w/ Special Guest Wednesdays – Open Stage w/ Craig King Hosting RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 4 – Andy Gregg & the Second Hand Band 10 p.m. 11 – Ruff Creek 9:30 p.m. 18 – Quick Exit 9:30 p.m.

ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 3 – Shannon & The Merger 10 – Hybrid Vigor 17 – Ruff House 24 – Sea of Heads Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke 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

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

Local Band Announces 2017 Christmas Season Schedule Local Christmas band Yelo Sno will be performing their ‘Christmas Our Way’ concerts at five venues this Christmas season, which includes two benefit performances: Maddie's Miracle Benefit – Sunday, November 26, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) Cokeburg Fire Hall, 171 Lincoln Street, Cokeburg, PA 15324 For tickets, call 724-288-1118. Proceeds benefit 3-year-old Maddie Moze Renee's Christmas Miracle – Sunday, December 3, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) Rostraver Central VFD Social Hall – 1100 Fells Church Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 For tickets, call 724-518-9004. Proceeds benefit Renee McBeth Bell PDP Holiday Market Performance – Friday, December 8, 2017 – 7 to 9 p.m. (weather permitting) Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Kennywood Holiday Lights – Friday, December 22, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting) Main Stage – Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122

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-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------HELP WANTED – Immediate full time work for carpenters, laborers, in roofing, siding, drywall. Drivers license a plus. Pay based on experience. Located in Finleyville. Call Jerry 724-797-0000. __________________________________ VAN DRIVER - PART TIME - in South Park area. After school program - M,T, & Th; 12-14 hours/week @ $12.00/hr. Clearances required and paid by organization - Melting Pot Ministries. Contact (412) 310-8189 or __________________________________ AWNING COMPANY HELP WANTED Installer, laborer and shop worker with valid PA driver’s license. Pay based upon experience. Experienced industrial sewer, experience based pay. Both jobs will be 3-5 days. 7:30-4pm. In the Baldwin-Whitehall Area. Call 412-653-6010 __________________________________ FULL TIME HAIR STYLIST WANTED, Venetia/Finleyville Area, Clientelle, Base and Commission. Call Darnelle at 724-348-6220. Hair-O-Dynamics…Check out our website. __________________________________ HELP WANTED: Small Accounting office in Finleyville looking for part time Administrative Assistant. Please call 724-348-8613 __________________________________ SEEKING RELIABLE EARLY MORNING SNOW REMOVAL SERVICE in Union Twp., along Rte. 88. Interested services please call 724-4890880. __________________________________

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1940’S THREE DIFFERENT PAPER MACHE PUMPKINS, $45 all. 1960’s talking Dracula plush pull-string doll, 13.5” high, in orig. box, $75. Halloween collection of 45 RPM records, mood music, sounds and novelty $500 all. Halloween collection of 33 1/3 LP record albums, $300 all. Dark Shadows TV series, 1966-1973, complete 1,225 episodes on 136 DVD discs, inside original coffin shaped box, $325. 724628-5129 __________________________________ ROTOR TILLER, FRONT TINE, 1 year old, owners manual, under warranty, paid $350 sell for $175. 724-366-9524 __________________________________ COOK TOP, ELECTRIC, 4 burners, $30. Buffet range, 2 burner, new, electric $25. Toaster oven w/bagel toaster, new, Hamilton Beach, $20. Table, 4 chairs, chrome set, 1950s, chairs need repaired, $50. 724-929-6964 __________________________________ QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA BY BROYHILL, burgundy, dark green, beige plaid, mattress like new, very heavy, pillows included must sell, reduced to $125. William Rogers China white, service for 4, bowl, dessert, dinner, cup & saucer, used once, $35. Football, triple signed Archie, Eli & Peyton Manning. COA, $1100. Football jersey, Washington Redskins, signed by RGIII, COA & picture, $125. 724-244-4862. West Newton __________________________________ TRUCK CAP RED FORD RANGER short bed or other small trucks, very nice, $125.00 OBO. 412384-6468 __________________________________ SWING SET, METAL FRAME, 3 swings, 1 glider, 1 seesaw, needs cleaning, you haul, free. 724483-3789 __________________________________ OAK SWING, INCLUDES CHAINS. Dog box, fiberglass, excellent condition. 724-825-6836 __________________________________ FREE! STAND-ALONE BASKETBALL HOOP and backboard for driveway or yard, adjustable height, support stand rusty, you haul. 724-483-3789 __________________________________ SAMSUNG CRYSTAL SURROUND AIR TRACK Model No HWE350, $60. 724-863-2327 __________________________________ ZERO-GRAVITY CHAIR, power recline with heat and massage, $200. 724-483-2082 __________________________________ SOLID OAK ANTIQUE BEDROOM SET, excellent condition $200. Oak 40” round table with 4 chairs, new, $200 OBO. 36” color TV $25. 724938-2722 __________________________________ FOOTBALL CARDS FROM THE 1950S, 12 teams, 323 cards total plus misc. newer cards. Also 1960s Pirate autographs and misc. pictures. 724-258-3318 leave msg __________________________________ 12’ SEARS ALUMINUM BOAT w/2 swivel seats and trailer, $450.00. 724-825-8959 __________________________________ OLD WOOD WASHING MACHINE $100. Singer peddle sewing machine $100. Rocking chair $35. Holiday bisque ceramics, designer hand bags. 724-736-2348 __________________________________ WOODWORKING/ I. A. Books, 1. Industrial Arts Woodworking, John L. Feirer - $10.00, 2. Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making, John L. Feirer - $15.00, 3. Woodworking For Industry, John L. Feirer - $20.00. Game/deer cart, CABELA'S alum-i-lite, NIB $115.00. Crossbow, vintage HORTON 35th anniversary, scope, sling, quiver, 4 arrows/field tips and broad heads, rope pulley and cranking cockers, field tip target and cloth case - $350.00. John at (724) 483-1271 __________________________________

REMINGTON MODEL 550-1, beautiful semiautomatic 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22lr, rare and hard to find in this condition, $275. Winchester model 67, single shot, bolt action 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr, really a nice rifle, $225. Call 724-379-8261 __________________________________ 2018 REMINGTON WILDLIFE ART CALENDAr $9.95 +3.95 S/H, send check or MO to W.A. Chepanoske, 5911 Homeplace Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037-3217 __________________________________ OAK WOOD BOARDS FOR SALE. Various sizes and lengths from _ –1 inch thick to 8-12 feet long. Eight boards total. South Park area. Call 412-655-7977. __________________________________ SWEEPER, Hoover, Wind Tunnel bagless includes attachments, good condition $35.00. 724-9293891 __________________________________ WOMEN AND MEN'S COMPLETE SETS OF GOLF CLUBS, bags and flight bag, good condition. Necchi sewing machine and cabinet. Adult three wheel bike. Call 412-215-2921 make reasonable offer __________________________________ LEADED GLASS LAMPS (2), pink, blue, beige, green, black colors, 31" h x 50" round, $125 each. Rabbit jacket, size medium, gray, $40. Chaise lounge for porch (folding), olive green mesh w/white handles, excellent cond. $15. Call (724) 379-4162 __________________________________ EXERCISE BIKE, $50. Exercise rowing machine, $50. Sears 10” radial arm saw $75. 2 H.F. stand alone speakers $20. Tractor Prawn Yard Sweeper $40. 724-483-2444 __________________________________ STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70h x 32w x 20 d, 5 for $80 or $25 each. Belgian block $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15. 724-348-5243 __________________________________ MOUNTAIN BIKE, girls 10 speed, seldom used, $40. 724-348-6704 __________________________________ PECAN WOOD COFFEE TABLE/CURVED LEGS, 19H 29W 49L Whitehall area. 412-886-9931 __________________________________ KIDS GAME TABLE - 6' x 2'8"- bumper pool, ping pong and air hockey, $50.00. Solid wood TV cabinet 5'2' x 4'7" x 1'9" with TV, $40.00. Please call 724-258-4239 __________________________________ STAIR LIFT USED VERY LITTLE. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 724-421-6751. __________________________________ 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. Mini Disney snowglobes $10. Hallmark vintage pilgrim salt and pepper $10. Large strong barbeque 3 pc grilling set $15. 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

November 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— LAWN TRACTOR, Briggs & Stratton, excellent condition, $400. Lift Chair - Levins, beige, excellent condition, $400. 724-348-5685 __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ 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. 724-7453963 __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ CORELLE CHINA, 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 __________________________________ RYOBI BENCH GRINDER $60. Porter Cable double insulted circular saw $50. Both in good condition. 412-881-1392 __________________________________ DELTA UNISAW 10” tilting, Arbor table saw, 3 HP motor, 115 or 230 volts, call 724-258-3318 and leave message. __________________________________ 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 412-8863873 __________________________________ SELMER ALTO SAX, excellent condition. Selmer B clarinet with hard case. Le Blanc B Clarinet with hard case. Yamaha Alto Sax with case in very good condition. New Straight B Sooprano Sax, manuf. by Monarch. Make offer for one or all. 412-884-5450 __________________________________ BLACK METAL PLANT STAND, old fashioned style look, 3 shelves, holds approx. 7-8 med plants, never used, $35. Wooden potty chair with removable toilet bowl, TP roll & magazine rack, Amish looking, $25. Oak kitchen table w/2 chairs, $55. Rowenta Steam Iron in perfect condition, $35. Call Sue 412-886-3873 __________________________________


DELTA BENCH SAW 10”, 26” table & accessories, excellent condition. Dyno Glo portable kerosene heater, 23,000 BTU/hr, never used. Char Broil Grill, stainless steel, runs propane or natural gas, never used. All sales include owners manual. 724-872-4548 __________________________________ LA-Z-BOY ROCKER, recliner, brand new, tan leather, $650 OBO. 412-207-9411 __________________________________ WOOD OR COAL STOVE, all cast, Iron Vermont “Vigilant” 1977 model, almost new, never used $350. 724-610-8399 __________________________________ ATARI 2600, big collection, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-628-5129 __________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-518-8952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. __________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-4455821 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, TimeLife 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 724872-2806. __________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" MOTORCYCLE drawn hearse. Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7K OBO (774) 447-4413 __________________________________ 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. __________________________________ 67 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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 __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS 1960’S-64, near mint condition, sharp corners, 50% Beckett price guide. 724-970-1762 after 3 pm. __________________________________ FRANKLIN & DANBURY MEAT CARS, still in original boxes, excellent condition, 1:24 scale. Bradford Plates, still in original package, all kinds. Thomas the Train Set, still in original packages they came in. 724-437-4387 __________________________________ HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER, 120v, 38.6 x 16.6 x 34.2 cm. used. Oster hair trimming set, adjustable clipper, 6 guide attachments, shears, cape, combs, brushes, never used, $15.00. George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, has a stand for outdoor use and a lid, removable grill plate for easy cleaning, $45.00. Oreck upright vacuum, Ultra XL2, red, bags included, used twice, $150.00. 724-483-3720 __________________________________ 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 724-288-4820 __________________________________ STARBUCKS MUGS, 2 Insulated Stainless Steel 16oz. excellent condition $15.00 each. Serta Mattress Topper, Memory Foam Queen size, excellent condition, $30.00. 724-929-3891 __________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 __________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 __________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-3796866 __________________________________

LOGITECH MICROPHONE QUICK CAM FUSION VIDEO SENSOR with light tech, in package $10.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $95.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $35. BBQ grilling tools (4) in carrying case, new $19. Foot spa, vibrates/heats/bubbles, $35. (8) stemmed wine glasses, complete set, colorful, $15. Wine Crystal stemmed glasses, new in box $19.50. Lamps sell 1 or in pairs, good quality, $15. (4) matching folding chairs, exc. Condition, heavy duty, $20 each or $69 all. Andirons (2), fireplace tall, pair solid brass, antique, $149. Sander-speed block, new in box $59. Cosco all-in-one padded bar stool & step ladder or booster chair, stylish retro look, $29. Call 412-854-3637 __________________________________ PILLOWS, MANY SHAPES/SIZES, like new 3 for $12.00 or sell sep. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/ toille/ bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. 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 $15.00. Electric range parts, 8” snap in burner, 220 cord w plug, $8 each. Chair/folding silver frame black leather seat, new, $14. Knife set, 12 kitchen and steak knives complete w butcher block, $35. Child school desk, walnut top, steel legs, antique restored, $115. Bench for table seating/bedroom @ foot of bed, very sturdy, $25. Call 412-8543637 __________________________________ CHAISE LOUNGE/BENCH 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops 4/$199. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $99. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2299. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $2499 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $749. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $419. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $419. Mirror 34x48 arch top, frame covered w coral & variety of shells, $259. Chaise patio (2) lounges, 2 adjustable positions, $65 each. Tape deck Panasonic stereo knobs for controls/balance/treble, etc. w 6 plus ins, (2) 15” Phillips speakers, $25. Call 412-854-3637 __________________________________ PLACEMATS/TEACH KIDS BIBLE STORIES, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $3.00 each or 4/$10. Designer dresses/jackets/jeans/tops + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, 2 for $10.00. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags, heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Robe, Beverly Hills Hilton CA embroidered on terry cloth pocket, long, unisex, $39. Car/truck windshield protector, new, $6. Mouse, Microsoft $4. Telephone clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, new in box $55. Bowling ball, mens Brunswick w/leather case, $12. Camping gear, backpack w frame $15. Halloween costumes, childrens, new, tags still on, $10 each. Christmas decorations/wreaths/bows/bulbs/garland/candles/ mugs/ statues, all new, $10. Call 412-8543637 __________________________________ 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 1-800906-3115 for $750 Off. __________________________________

68 ————————————————————————————————————————— ----------- ITEMS WANTED -------BOOK TITLED “BENTLEYVILLE” 1955 by Miriam A. Dartnell. Photos from Bentleyville BiCentennial. 724-554-1677 __________________________________ WESTERN ELECTRIC (slim line) rotary phone. 724-628-5129 __________________________________ 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 724-2225257 or email, __________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-9972943. __________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS and memorabilia, sports programs, ticket stubs, autographs, game used bats, old pennants, etc. 724-2058620 __________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy newer cards from 1980-2000's if in good shape. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. __________________________________ 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. __________________________________ 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: __________________________________ 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. 1-800371-1136 __________________________________ WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1-900 (1972-75), KZ900, KZ1000 (1976-1982), Z1R, KZ 1000MK2 (1979,80), W1650, H1-500 (1969-72), H2-750 (1972-1975), S1-250, S2-350, S3-400, KH250, KH400, SUZUKI-GS400, GT380, HONDA-CB750K (19691976), CBX1000 (1979,80) CASH!! 1-800-7721142 1-310-721-0726 __________________________________ CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 Habla Espanol. __________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2600 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724-348-6544 __________________________________ 2013 WINDSPORT MOTORHOME, Class A, 17,741 miles, One Owner, 2 Slide outs, Ford V10, Like New Condition $54,900. 724-929-3891 __________________________________


2016 Trailer Jayco 16XRB Jay Feather 7, almost like new, $12,500 or best offer. Paid $17,600 last summer must sell due to health issues. Used 4 times last year. Many upgrades. Also have weight distributing system for sale. Call 724-263-2031 __________________________________ 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. __________________________________ 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. 412489-5699 __________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 __________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If__________________________________ no answer, leave message, will return call MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 __________________________________ GALVANIZED, WATER STAINED, Economy, 2 1/2" Corrugated 24" coverage, 50 pc bundles 8' $4.32 a sheet, 12' $6.48 a sheet Closeout Deal. 717-445-5222 __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING for houses, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717 445-5222 __________________________________ SNOW GUARD. Help prevent dangerous snow slides, Damaging gutters, etc. Stainless Steel & Close out colors snow guards $2.25 ea. Colored $3.25. Free Shipping 50 or more 717 445-5222 __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ 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. __________________________________ $3000 WEEKLY PARTTIME! Process HUD Refunds From Home! No Selling. No Experience. Easy, Fun. FREE Pre-Recorded Message! 714210-6400. __________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1-888-909-9905 18+. __________________________________ SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY! TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed No contract or commitment. More Channels. Faster Internet. Unlimited Voice. Call 1-855-652-9304 __________________________________

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November 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— LUNG CANCER? AND 60 YEARS OLD? If So, You and Your Family May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 800-897-7205 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out of Pocket. __________________________________ PLAYMATES OR SOULMATES you'll find them on MegaMates. Gay or Straight call in. START CHATTING TODAY. Always FREE to Listen & Reply to__________________________________ ads. 800-982-8665 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-208-6915 to start your application today! __________________________________ STOP OVERPAYING FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS! SAVE! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy, compare prices and get $25.00 OFF your first prescription! CALL 1-877625-2147 Promo Code CDC201625 __________________________________

------------ PETS -------BEAGLE MALE PUP, 3 MONTHS, AKC certified, rabbie certificate, started on rabbit, $350. 724366-9524 __________________________________ 5 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS WITH PAPERS, 1 black male, $400. 4 chocolate females $450 each. 724-678-9357 __________________________________ 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 -------LOT FOR SALE IN FINLEYVILLE, half acre parcel of land, nice neighborhood, utilities, for sale at $39,900. Contact us at 724-348-6688. __________________________________ FINLEYVILLE PROPERTY - _ acre parcel lot in Finleyville, nice neighborhood, utilities, $39,900. 724-348-6688 __________________________________ 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, eat-in-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, movein__________________________________ 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 __________________________________ 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. 412-427-5864 __________________________________


FINLEYVILLE, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath, $272,000, located in beautiful Tuscany Estates at 139 Tuscany Estates Drive, Finleyville, Pa 15132. Open Concept Combo, Kitchen, Breakfast Area and Living Room. Separate Den, Laundry, Large Owners Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, On-Suite with Duel Closets, Double Vanity, separate shower and Bath areas. Great room in basement with Gas Fireplace, full Kitchen and Bath. Direct access to backyard and Integral Double Car Garage. Please contact, Lester Stephens, Realtor, with Keller Williams Realty at (412) 831-3800 Office, (412) 398-3713 direct for appointment to see property 24-hour notice required for showing. __________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT CHARLEROI 2 Bedroom home small yard, Gas Heat, Central Air, new Carpets up to date wiring Stove & Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Security System, Off Street Parking, Garbage, Water, Sewage included in Rent. Security Deposit. No Pets. Please call and leave your name and number. Please speak slow and clearly. 724-503-2638 __________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-2803689. __________________________________ 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 __________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If__________________________________ no answer, leave message, will return call CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-3796866 __________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 __________________________________ FARM ESTATE LIQUIDATION! OCTOBER 14th! 16 TRACTS! COOPERSTOWN, NY! 5 to 28 acres from $19,900! Ponds, streams, Views, apple orchards! Terms avail! Call 888-738-6994 To register. __________________________________ WOODED UPSTATE NY LAND with LAKES, PONDS & STREAMS being liquidated NOW! 20 tracts! 2 to 41 acres! 50-60% below market! No closing costs! Owner terms! 888-738-6994 __________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------Senior caregiver available for your loved one. Errands, lifting, chores, ride to appointments, very reliable! References available. Please call 724797-6114. $10 per hour __________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 __________________________________ 69 ——————————————————————————————————————————

RETIRED MALE wants part-time work. 412-5807753 __________________________________ 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 nonmedical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-708-8430 __________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412-461-6268 home, 412-6061697 cell. __________________________________ HANDYMAN, DRYWALL FINISHING, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, free estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-4433135 __________________________________ 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 – 412403-1309 or 412-381-5242 __________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. __________________________________ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. FREE ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. __________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 __________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 __________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling your home? Buying a home? No job too big or small. Residential or Commercial. Very competitive pricing. South Hills-based. Call for a FREE quote today! 724-747-0793 __________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412-651-8503 __________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE FREE. Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-787-7030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email stan@seniorhelp or visit __________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-6409383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. __________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-8257233. __________________________________

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. 724-348-6837. HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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