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Pleasant Hills Middle School Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway Page 10

Washington Native Serves With Navy Page 20

Monessen High School Holds Wall of Fame Ceremony Page 23

Dale Provins Jr. Memorial Softball Tournament Raises Funds for Scholarship

Local law enforcement, military veterans, members from the Center for Fitness and Health, and residents gathered at the DiVirgilio sports complex in Rostraver Township on Saturday, September 30 for the 3rd annual ‘Dale Provins, Jr. Memorial Softball Tournament. Team captains presented a check to Westmoreland College. A new scholarship was formed earlier this year and will help a cadet with costs incurred while attending the College’s Act 120 Municipal Police Academy. Provins’ daughter Mariah threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Rostraver Twp. Police Chief Scott Sokol. The Greensburg-based PA State Police team won the championship in the final game.


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‘Take Out Only’ Election Day Spaghetti Dinner at Mingo Presbyterian Mingo Presbyterian Church, located at 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville will hold a TAKE OUT ONLY Spaghetti Dinner on Election Day, November 7 from 12:00 noon until 6:00PM. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, Italian bread and dessert. The cost is $12 for all dinners. You may place an order the day of the dinner by calling 724-348-5278.

Interfaith Christmas Concert Set for December 11 The Interfaith Council is sponsoring a free Christmas concert at First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7:00 pm. A goodwill offering will benefit the St. John XXIII Interfaith Food Bank at St. Francis Fellowship Hall and other interfaith projects. The music will be provided by the South Hills Community Concert Band. Refreshments will be provided.

“By Order Only” Halupki Sale Continues in Monongahela Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela, PA is having a “By Order Only” Halupki (Cabbage Roll) Sale. The price is $4 each. Please call or text Linda at 724-972-2307 by November 18 to place orders. The pickup date will be Saturday December 2 from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM.

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FLEA MARKET - The Brownsville First United Methodist Church (215 Church Street, Brownsville) will have a flea market on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donations are accepted. Please contact Jenny Sisk 724-785-6355.


SPAGHETTI DINNER - Sunday, November 5, from 10:30AM to 4:00PM St. Cecilia's Church in Grindstone will be having a spaghetti dinner. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, cake, and beverage. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Dine in or take out! Call 724-785-2792. St. Cecilia's Church is located at 1571 Grindstone Road, in Grindstone, PA.


SPAGHETTI DINNER - Mingo Presbyterian Church, 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville will hold a TAKE OUT ONLY Spaghetti Dinner on Election Day, November 7 from Noon until 6 pm. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, Italian bread and dessert. The cost is $12.00 for all dinners. You may place an order the day of the dinner by calling 724-348-5278.

NOVEMBER 7 ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON The West Newton First Church of God, 157 N Second St West Newton, Pa will hold an Election Day Luncheon from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Nov. 7, 2023. We will be serving all homemade soups, sandwiches, salads , desserts and drinks. 724-8727467. Eat in or take out.

NOVEMBER 7 SOUTH PARK LIBRARAY FRIENDS - The Friends of South Park Library will hold their last meeting for year 2023 on Tues. Nov. 7 at 6:30 PM in Teen Age section in library. Members are welcome to attend also anyone interested in finding what Friends do and are about. At this meeting, the Friends will be winding down for 2023, but also coming up with 50th anniversary plans for October 2024.


FOOD DAYS - Mon Valley Paws will sponsor food days at the Italian club located at 112 7th St. in Monessen, Pa. on November 9, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Chef Rachel-ISMA will be serving chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes and dessert. The cost of the tickets are $15 each. Please call Randy at 724-4938305 for tickets.


SILENT AUCTION – CROWN, 2nd annual Silent Art Auction Nov 11, 2023 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Free Admission. West Newton United Presbyterian, Church 300 East Main St, West Newton. Please use 3rd St Entrance, red door. Items donated by Local artists Stained Glass, Sketches, Photography, Woodcraft, Poetry, Paintings Pottery, Quilts Anyone wishing to make an art donation can contact us at CROWN10589


FREE TURKEY DINNER - Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, 411 4th Ave., New Eagle, PA invites the community

to enjoy a delicious meal. DriveThru Take-Out only. Please call (724) 310-3533 to place an order. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and dessert. (Donations are appreciated.)


ANTIQUE BOTTLE SHOW Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club is holding a show on Sunday Nov. 12 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Elizabeth VFD, 107 Market St., Elizabeth, Pa. 15037. $3 Admission/ $25 at 7:00 AM.


CLOTHES 4 U - Clothes 4 U ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public on Tuesdays November 14 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon At this time we are in need of all clean gently used clothing for men, boys, girls, and ladies. Thank you for helping us help the people of the Mon Valley. Our ministry is strictly donation in and donation out. We do not charge for our clothing.


SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held Tuesday evening November 14, at 7:30 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal building located at 5100 West Library Avenue in Bethel Park, Pa. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be on Boy Scout medals and WWI and WWII bonds. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-9846611.

NOVEMBER 16 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB Mon Valley Coin Club to discuss: "The top 25 most collected coins and bills". The monthly meeting of the Mon Valley Coin Club will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday November 16th at VFW Post 1409, 793 E. Main St., Monongahela. All members and the public are invited to attend. Discussion will be held on "The top 25 most collected coins and bills". A 50/50 will be offered and children's prizes will be awarded. Applications for membership are being accepted. For Additional information, call 724-503-8455 or 724-972-8464


MERRY & BRIGHT NIGHT - The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the November holiday kickoff celebration, ‘Merry & Bright Night’, will be held Friday November 17 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Monongahela Merry & Bright Night is the annual tri-community celebration of the coming holiday season. While luminaries will light the sidewalks of Main Street from Monongahela to New Eagle, activities for families will take place in Chess Park and throughout the downtown business district. Businesses will be open for holiday shopping, music will fill the air, and Santa Claus will be making a visit. Visitors can anticipate an excellent evening of merriment, entertainment, shopping, dining in beautiful downtown Monongahela. Contact the chamber office for more information: 724-258-5919


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NOVEMBER 18 FOUR SEASONS LUNCHEON Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of the South Hills is hosting its annual Four Seasons Luncheon on Saturday, November 18th from noon to 3 pm. The cost of the event is $10 which includes lunch. There will also be a basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing. Come and enjoy tables decorated for the seasons. Good Shepherd is located at 418 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For more information, contact us at or 412-901-2514.

NOVEMBER 18 ‘JOY OF CHRISTMAS’ CRAFT SHOW - The Labouré Ladies Guild of St. Catherine Labouré Parish will sponsor its annual "Joy of Christmas" Craft Show on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at St. Louise de Marillac School and LeGras Parish Center, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. There will be 115+ artists and crafters, bake sale, 50/50, chinese auction, and lunch/snacks available for purchase. Admission is $2, which includes one ticket for the chinese auction. Due to order of the Upper St. Clair Fire Department, strollers are not permitted inside the show.


CRAFT AND SIP - Calvin United Presbyterian Church (307 Spring Street, Brownsville) will be having a “Craft and Sip” event on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 12:00 noon. Tickets are $40 and must be paid for

LOCAL NEWS in advance as supplies for the Christmas wreath craft must be purchased before the event. Lunch is included with beverages. To reserve a spot, call Kathy at 724-322-2529.

NOVEMBER 20 HOLIDAY FASHION TRENDS – South Park Women’s Club Meeting. We are excited to have as our guest speaker at the November 20, 2023 meeting, Brenna Bolick, personal stylist, as she presents ‘Holiday Fashion Trends’. You may know Brenna from her work on Pittsburgh Today Live, Macy’s, and Brenna Bolick Style. Get ready for some fashion tips and fun right before the holidays! The meeting takes place at 7:00pm at the South Park Community Center, located on So. Park Twp. Municipal grounds (across from Bavarian Village), Brownsville Rd. SPWC is open to ladies of surrounding communities.


ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN - The Rostraver Sportsmen and Conservation Association located at 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will hold their monthly meeting on Monday November 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information please call 724984-6611. rostraversportsmen

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There is quite a variety of framed Disney characters to purchase. The Friends will have a number of charcuterie boxes with all sorts of goodies to purchase that day. Make for a great lunch at home later that day. They will have Sarris candy bars for sale. Craft show is 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in community Ctr. Bldg, located on municipal grounds, on Brownsville Rd (across from Bavarian Village).


CLOTHES 4 U - Clothes 4 U ministry of the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public on Tuesday November 28th from 9a.m. to 12 noon At this time we are in need of all clean gently used clothing for men, boys, girls, and ladies. Thank you for helping us help the people of the Mon Valley. Our ministry is strictly donation in and donation out. We do not charge for our clothing.

NURSES CLUB MEETING - The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 am on November 21, 2023 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Andrew Fee, Regional Executive Director, Three Rivers Region, Special Olympics Pennsylvania. His topic is "Special Olympics, sports...and a lot more!" All registered nurses are welcome.

CRAFT SHOW - Friends of SP Twp Library will be at South Park Library Christmas Craft show this year on Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 23 with their special Walt Disney Lithographs, charcuterie boxes, Sarris chocolate bars, and raffle basket (s). These are fundraisers for Friends of South Park Twp. Library. The Friends have framed these Lithographs very nicely in order for customers to just buy a picture. It’ll be ready to wrap.



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South Park Women’s Club Plans ‘Fashionable’ Meeting in November The South Park Women’s Club (SPWC) will be hosting guest speaker Brenna Bolick, personal stylist, as she presents ‘Holiday Fashion Trends’ at the November 20, 2023 meeting. You may know Brenna from her work on Pittsburgh Today Live, Macy’s, and Brenna Bolick Style. Get ready for some fashion tips and fun right before the holidays! The meeting takes place at 7:00PM at the South Park Community Center, located on South Park Twp. Municipal grounds (across from Bavarian Village), Brownsville Rd. SPWC meetings begin with a guest speaker, a break for refreshments provided by hospitality and then a business meeting usually follows refreshments. Women who are interested in joining SPWC, are welcome to come that evening. Come to experience a meeting and enjoy company of other women for a couple of hours. Bring a friend, family member or neighbor with you. SPWC is open to ladies of surrounding communities.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers Needed! South Hills Elks Collecting Items for Our Deployed Military The Pittsburgh South Hills Elks, located in Bethel Park, is accepting items to fill Christmas stockings for our deployed troops. These stockings help show our appreciation to the troops, and give them a little sense of the holidays while they are away from home. The 2023 Christmas Stocking Project Needs are listed below: Granola Bars, 5 Hour Energy, Candy Canes, Mints And Gum, Pop-Tarts, Lollipops, Skittles, Starburst, Rice Krispie Treats, Individual Bags Trail Mix, Cheeze Its, Fruit Snacks, Individual Bags Of Nuts, Power Bars, Single Serve Powdered Gatorade, Slim Jims, Individual Bags Of Snacks, Individual Bags Of Cookies, Individual Bags Of Crackers, Chocolate Candy, Pretzels, Christmas Candy And Snacks All Stockings Must be Returned by November 12. Please drop off at the Pittsburgh South Hills Elks, located at 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA 15102. Call with any question at 412-831-0616.

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New Eagle Church Offering a Free Take-Out Only Turkey Dinner

New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy, located at 411 4th Ave., in New Eagle, invites the community to enjoy a delicious meal. A Free Turkey Dinner is being offered on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and dessert. Drive-Thru Take-Out only. Please call 724-310-3533 to place an order. The dinner is Free – but Donations are appreciated.

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Gently Used Jewelry Donations Needed For Jewelry Sale in Belle Vernon The Belle Vernon Public Library is seeking donations of gently used jewelry for a planned April 2024 jewelry sale. Costume, semi-precious, novelty, designer and fine jewelry are all welcome. Originally set for this past October, the biannual event was moved because of interior repairs being made. Used books are also welcome donations. The Belle Vernon Public Library is located at 505 Speer St. in North Belle Vernon and is open Monday - Thursday 10 - 7:30, Saturday 9 - 4. For more info call 724-9296642.

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Spaghetti Dinner Planned in Grindstone On Sunday, November 5, from 10:30AM to 4:00PM St. Cecilia's Church in Grindstone will be having a spaghetti dinner. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, cake, and beverage. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Dine in or take out! Call 724-785-2792. St. Cecilia's Church is located at 1571 Grindstone Road, in Grindstone, PA.

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North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park Holds Pumpkin Picking Event

Faithful NBV Recreation Commission Members of many years Cody Ambrose with his mom, Pam Ambrose

Brandy Crevda and her son Bryce, age 7. Bryce is happy to paint a pumpkin at the event.

Belle Vernon Public Librarian Elina Filanderer shows off one of her books she selected for story time with the children.

Chris Rerko, of Circle C Club Lambs, who generously donated the pumpkins from his farm in Rostraver Township.

By Jill Runfola Even a rainy day could not dampen the excitement at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM where families picked pumpkins and enjoyed painting them! “We love this park,” said Brandy Crevda of Charleroi who brought her son, Bryce, age 7. “It’s the best in the Mon-Valley., and we didn’t care about the rain.” 50 free pumpkins in all were donated for the children by Circle C Club Lambs and additional ones for purchase if needed. The Belle Vernon Public Library was on hand to give out crafts and was ready for story time with seasonal Children’s books. A concession stand including hot dogs, chips and hot cocoa was available with an all-in-one special for a discount. Spooktacular but “kid-friendly” music made the time even more special! Cody Ambrose, long-time volunteer for NBV Recreation Commission was happy to put on the event for the community. “Our idea for the Pumpkin Picking Event came after we had cancelled the Community Fest,” said Ambrose. “We still wanted to host an event that kids, and the community could enjoy, just on a smaller scale,” he added. The event was a big success and a great time was had by all.

Food Bank Distribution in Brownsville Set for Nov. 15 The St. Vincent de Paul - sponsored food bank will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Social Hall, located at 118 Church St. in Brownsville. The food bank will take place from 11:00AM until 12:00 noon. The food will be loaded directly into your car by volunteers and participants are asked to remain in their cars. Families must be registered with Fayette County Community Action Agency in order to receive food. Anyone who is not registered and lives in the Brownville Area must complete the required paperwork before receiving their food and those who register on the day of the food bank are not guaranteed a box of food at the site and may have to travel to the food distribution warehouse in Republic. Families wishing to sign up on the distribution day will need to bring photo identification, the date of birth of each person in the household, and verification of address.

Benny, 7, and Mckenleigh, 3, Nahar, are absorbed in their pumpkin painting projects. Their parents are Frank and Kara Nahar of Belle Vernon.

Coin Show Slated for February in South Hills The South Hills Coin Club will hold their 64th anniversary coin show on Saturday February 3, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites located at 164 Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park (across from South Hills Village). There will be 20 dealers selling/buying gold and silver coins. For more information call 412-854-4022

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Peters Creek Historical Society’s Annual ‘Soup & Stroll’ Event Peters Creek Historical Society will hold their annual holiday ‘Soup and Stroll’ at the Enoch Wright House on Sunday, December 10, from 12:00 noon to 4:00PM. Homemade soups, desserts, artisan breads and beverages will be served in the 19th Century festive charm of Christmas. Tickets will be sold at the door; $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 10. Stroll through the house to visit Father Christmas, the mining room and clothing room. Walk up to the log cabin on site to experience the ambiance of pioneer life as it was for settlers. Proceeds from the tickets, raffle baskets and fifty-fifty support the maintenance of the Enoch Wright House, a local, state and national Registered landmark. A covered dish social is the November program for members and guests of the society. The social begins at 6:00pm at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members are asked to bring a dish or dessert to feed 6-8. Beverages are provided. For more information on the society, the Enoch Wright House and log cabin check out

Elizabeth Forward ‘Clothes Closet’ Offers Free Clothing to E-F Area Residents in Need The Elizabeth Forward Clothes Closet provides FREE gently used clothing for men, women, and children to all living in the Elizabeth Forward area. The EF Clothes Closet is housed in the Christian Education (CE) building of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA. 15037. They are open for shoppers the second Thursday of each month from 10:00AM – 12:00 noon and the last Thursday (Food Pantry Day) from 8:30AM – 11:00AM or call 412-384-5889 to schedule a shopping appointment. Donations of clean, gently used clothing may be dropped off Monday – Friday between 9:00AM and 12:00 Noon – but please, do not leave your bags outside! Ring the doorbell and someone will meet you at the door. At this time we are only accepting Fall and Winter clothing. There is no charge for anything. All are welcome!




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Pleasant Hills Middle School Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

The Pleasant Hills Middle School’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is now underway. The food drive has been a tradition for more than 20 years for PHMS students, staff and the community and helps provide food for those in need in the local communities. The PHMS Food Drive is expanding to all West Jefferson Hills schools. Collection bins will be placed in the front entryway at all five district schools and the public can leave food items weekdays from 8:00AM – 3:00PM through November 14. Approximately 9,500 lbs. of food was collected and donated during last year’s highly-successful PHMS Thanksgiving Food Drive. According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Feeding America, more than 235,000 people are facing food insecurity in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The middle school serving the West Jefferson Hills School District community, PHMS students will be able to attend a Pancake Breakfast on Nov. 68 by bringing at least two cans of food to school on the day of their grade’s breakfast (7:30AM - 8:00AM). Community members are asked to donate only non-perishable food packaged in cans, boxes or plastic jars (no glass items) as well as paper products and toiletries. Cash donations also are accepted. All items and donations collected during the PHMS Thanksgiving Food Drive will be delivered by PHMS students and staff to the food bank at the Olivet United Presbyterian Church in West Elizabeth on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Pleasant Hills Middle School teachers Bob Kerr and Mike McCabe are the co-organizers of the PHMS Food Drive.

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Mon Valley Academy for the Arts Presents "Big Show II" Talent Showcase The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) is thrilled to announce the return of their highly anticipated annual talent showcase, "Big Show II," set to take place on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the Charleroi High School Auditorium. This year's event promises to be an unforgettable experience, featuring captivating performances by all MVAA groups, including the Regimental Fife & Drum Unit, TC Jr. Stage Band, the Sam Bill Legacy Band, and the Voicez On Fire show choir. "Big Show II" is an event that celebrates the remarkable talent and dedication of the MVAA community. The show will showcase our students' outstanding abilities and the passion and commitment of our dedicated instructors and staff. We invite everyone to join us for an afternoon of entertainment and inspiration that will undoubtedly leave you in awe," said Mark Smith, CEO of Mon Valley Academy for the Arts. Event Details: • Date: Sunday, November 5, 2023 • Time: Doors open at 2 p.m. • Location: Charleroi High School Auditorium • Pre-Show Entertainment: MVAA instructor Brad Wilson will perform on the bagpipe in the auditorium's lobby before the show, creating an enchanting atmosphere. • Showtime: The showcase will commence at 3:15 p.m. “Big Show II" tickets are available for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To secure your seats, you can call 724-565-1687 or email Tickets can also be purchased at the Peter J. Daley Cultural Center, 119 Brownsville Ave., Brownsville; however, hours vary by day, so call 724-561-5615 before visiting the Center to ensure someone is on site. For more information about Mon Valley Academy for the Arts and the "Big Show II" talent showcase, please visit our website at or contact us at 724-565-1687 or

Guest Speaker to Discuss Abandoned Coal Mines at November United Steel Workers SOAR Meeting US Steel SOAR members of Chapter 15-7 will hold their next meeting on November 7, at 1:00PM at Local 2227 United Steelworkers Union Hall located at 1301 Philip Murray Rd., West Mifflin. Guest speaker will be Mr. Terry Ackman, a mining engineer. Mr. Ackman will speak on abandoned coal mines in the area and the history surrounding them. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period. We hope to see our members there and please feel free to bring a friend, neighbor or loved one. We would also like to extend an invitation to anyone age 45 or older to join us and see what our group is about. If you enjoy our meetings, then we would invite you to join our group. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut or cookie and have a little fun.

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WJHSD and Amplify Host 400-Plus Educators for First Pennsylvania Science of Reading Educator Summit

Pennsylvania House Representative Jason Ortitay spoke to those in attendance.

8th grade teachers listen to a presentation in one of the classrooms.

Dr. Pam Kastner, President of the Reading League of Pennsylvania, was a featured speaker at the event.

School teachers and administrators, gathered in the auditorium of Thomas Jefferson High School for speaker presentations.

The West Jefferson Hills School District (WJHSD) and Amplify hosted more than 400 teachers and administrators on Monday, October 9 for the first Pennsylvania Science of Reading Educator Summit. Educators from 45 school districts, colleges and universities and Pennsylvania Intermediate Units gathered at Thomas Jefferson High School for the daylong event. The workshop featured several speakers, headlined by Dr. Pam Kastner, President of the Reading League of Pennsylvania and author, Dr. Nancy Hennessy. There were breakout sessions and an opportunity to hear from WJHSD teachers leading the science-based and equitable literacy instruction. One of the sessions was on Change Management for district superintendents, principals and reading/literacy instructional coaches, led by Janise Lane from Amplify. Amplify CEO Larry Berger spoke at the reading summit as did Pennsylvania House representative Jason Ortitay (District 46; Allegheny and Washington), who has introduced legislation with Rep. Justin Fleming (Dauphin; House Bill 998) to advance early literacy across the Commonwealth. WJHSD Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Matt Patterson opened the reading summit by welcoming the attendees, who came from as far away as Cicero, Illinois. “The last few years were really difficult,” Berger said, referencing the disruption in education and lower test scores due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “How do we get kids to love reading? We need to create a culture where kids care about reading more. We need to give more feedback to kids.” Included in Dr. Kastner’s presentation was a chart with U.S. Department

A breakout session on Change Management was well attended.

of Education data which showed that 54% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 74 read below the equivalent of sixth grade level. “We should not accept this as a norm,” said Kastner, referring to reading level data. “We’re life-changers as teachers. When you teach spelling, reading will improve. The choices we make (as educators) make meaningful differences for our students.” The West Jefferson Hills SD is in its third full year of using Amplify’s Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) in grades K-5 and Amplify’s English Language Arts (ELA) in grades 6-8. In two short years, impressive gains have been noted across all grades. Following a pilot year in 2020-21, the district has observed increases in end of year NWEA Measure of Academic Performance (MAP) reading national percentiles. Kindergarten end of year national percentiles increased from 66 to 83 to the 98th national percentile in 2022-23. Among WJHSD’s first grade students, end of year national percentiles improved from 84 to 93 to the 95th national percentile this past year using CKLA. An additional data point in WJHSD’s early adoption of CKLA shows that overall student proficiency among grades K-5 has significantly improved. Entering the 2021-22 school year, 50 percent of the K-5 students were at or above the reading benchmark, with 20% above the benchmark. At the end of 2022-23, 75% of district K-5 students were at or above the benchmark, with 40% above the benchmark, a 100% improvement in just two years.

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Continued from previous page “What is happening here (WJHSD) is much talked about at Amplify,” Berger stated. Over the past several years, more than 30 school districts from eight states have engaged with WJHSD about its CKLA and ELA curriculum implementation. During the 2023-24 school year, Armstrong, BaldwinWhitehall, Canon-McMillan, East Allegheny, Northgate and Riverview are among the Pittsburgh-area school districts implementing the Amplify curriculum. Several other school districts in the region will be piloting the programs throughout this year.

Mon Valley Coin Club to Discuss – ‘Top 25 Most Collected Coins and Bills’ The monthly meeting of the Mon Valley Coin Club will take place at 7:00PM on Thursday, November 16 at VFW Post 1409, 793 E. Main St., Monongahela. All members and the public are invited to attend. Discussion will be held on the ‘Top 25 most collected coins and bills". A 50/50 will be offered and children's prizes will be awarded. Applications for membership are being accepted. For Additional information, call 724-5038455 or 724-972-8464.


Rostraver Township Christmas Celebration Set for December 3 On Sunday, December 3, the Rostraver Lions Clubs in partnership with the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners will host the annual Rostraver Township Christmas Celebration at the John DiVirgilio Sports Complex located in Rostraver Township at 150 Recreation Drive. The outdoor event for Rostraver Township Residents will include a fire truck parade, bonfire, visit with Santa, treat bags, arts and crafts, hot chocolate and hot dogs for the children, caroling by the Belle Vernon Area High School Chamber Ensemble, and a Toys for Tots collection box. The festivities are held rain or shine beginning at 6:00 p.m. We appreciate everyone that has donated or volunteered in past years. We are again asking for donations for our gift bags and/or volunteers to assist in making this the biggest celebration to date. If your business or group would like to provide a craft or handout a treat, please let us know. If you would like to donate items for the treat bags, please drop off 350 items (candy/child-friendly gifts) at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building, or if you would like to make a monetary donation, please send it to Jeffrey E. Keffer, Township Manager, at 201 Municipal Drive by November 20th.

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Veterans Day Program Honoring Military Nurses and Veterans Slated for South Park on Nov. 11 Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold their 31st Annual Veterans Day Memorial Program on Saturday, November 11 at 12:00 noon. The program will be held at the Nurses War Memorial Monuments on Corrigan Drive in South Park. All military nurses will be honored and a wreath will be placed at their monuments. VFW Post 6664, Library will also participate to honor all military and place a wreath at their Purple Heart Monument. Guest of Honor will be Patricia Jess MSN,RN, U.S. Air Force,USAF reserve and PaANG. Others participating are Father Jon Brzek, US Navy Chaplin (Ret.) and Parochial Vicar of St. Joan of Arc/St. Catherine Laboure Parish. Bagpiper Bradley Wilson will play military music. The public is welcome.

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Monongahela Resident Publishes His Debut Novella Gary Porter or Monongahela recently published his debut book, Sparrow, through Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, based in Eugene, OR. Porter was born and raised in Scenery Hill, PA and now lives in Monongahela with his wife and son. He works at a homeless shelter. He has been writing ever since he was a little boy, but this is his first published book. “I started writing stories when I was very young,” Porter said. “I was probably like seven or eight years old. Back then, I wrote adventure stories about people running through the woods and jumping off a cliff into a river and then going over a waterfall. That was the basic plot of every story. It was never clear why they were doing any of it. It was always just an adventure for the sake of adventure.” Sparrow, a 66-page novella, is a gritty and realistic story about a family ripped apart by addiction – a far cry from the escapism of his childhood adventure stories. “I work at a homeless shelter,” Porter said, explaining the inspiration for the book. “Through that experience, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many people in recovery, people who struggle against addiction every single day. But every day, they wake up and they fight for a better life for themselves and their families. As far as I’m concerned, they’re heroes, and we can all learn a lot from them.” “But I’ve also heard stories,” he continued, “about how addiction destroys lives – not just the lives of addicts but also the lives of everyone around them.” Sparrow follows the fictional story of Pastor Judah Greeves and his wife, Esther. Their marriage is deteriorating and their lives falling apart. Their only daughter, Sparrow, ran away from home six years earlier when she was only 15. They have not heard from her since, and they don’t know if she is alive or dead. One day, they get a call from a stranger who tells them that their daughter has overdosed and died. The next morning, they pack up their truck and travel 1,000 miles to identify her body and bring her back home. What happens next shatters their lives into a 1,000 pieces. “I tried to quit writing many times,” Porter said. He had been struggling to publish his fiction for many years. “But it just kept reeling me back in. For me, writing was never really about getting published and making money or anything. It was just about living my best life, I guess.” “Having a family is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he added, “but as I got older and got more responsibilities, it got harder and harder to make time for writing. But I really want to model for my son the importance of chasing after your dreams and pursuing your passions, so I stuck with it. And now I have my own book. And it’s an awesome feeling! So I would tell anyone to keep following their passions. The world might try to beat you down with barrier after barrier or rejection after rejection, but you just gotta keep getting back up and keep fighting every day, because every day is worth it.” You can purchase Porter’s book, Sparrow, online at,, and

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Mindy Zatta Receives Invest in Others Charitable Foundation Award and Designates Grant to WHS Foundation Mindy Zatta is among five Osaic financial advisors who are being recognized for making a difference through charitable work across the country and the world. Mindy has chosen to designate the Washington Health System Foundation (WHSF) as her charity of choice to receive a $2,000 grant. “Thank you to the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation for celebrating and amplifying the charitable efforts of financial professionals, to Osaic for supporting such a Mindy Zatta, CFP, BFA, CRPC, MBA wonderful organization and the charitable work Private Wealth Advisor, of their advisors, and to IronBridge Wealth IronBridge Wealth Counsel Counsel, LLC for holding ourselves to a higher community standard by investing our collective time and financial resource back into our communities,” said Mindy Zatta. “I chose WHSF to be my charity of choice because I know the impact that is made on our patients through many initiatives, such as the Patient Assistance Fund.” Sara Schumacher, Executive Director of WHSF said, “Mindy is a hands-on community member who volunteers to support many organizations. We are fortunate to have her as the Vice-Chair of the WHSF Board, Chair of the Investment Committee and serving on the 1897 Society Major Giving Committee. She is extremely generous as well. Mindy is always there when we need her and her expertise. We are grateful she chose WHSF to be her charity of choice.” The donation will be used for the health system’s greatest needs. At this time, one of those needs include the Patient Assistance Fund, which offsets the cost of transportation, medication and clothing for patients in need. Mindy and Sara traveled to Boston to be recognized at the 17th Annual Invest in Others Awards Gala on Sept 19th where 600+ attendees were present and over $700,000 was awarded to charities across the nation and internation-

Pictured at the awards dinner (from L to R) are: Desiree’ Sii, President and CEO – SagePoint Financial; Kristen Kimmell, Executive Vice President, Business Development – Osaic; Greg Cornick, President, Advice and Wealth Management – Osaic; Mindy Zatta, Private Wealth Advisor, IronBridge Wealth Counsel; Sara Schumacher, Executive Director, Washington Health System Foundation

ally. Sara said, “It was a very inspirational and emotional evening. The collective impact financial professionals have on the charitable community is just astounding and has so much potential to grow. There will always be needs in our communities and with that, more work to be done. It’s organizations like Invest In Others and their support of financial professionals charitable work that will help meet those needs.” Mindy added, “We will definitely be exploring opportunities with Invest In Others to bring more funding into our local Washington County community.”


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Annual Community Days Held in West Elizabeth

Creativity in full bloom as two young artists, Raven Klingensmith and Rylee Klingensmith, bring pumpkins to life with vibrant colors.

Karis Ferreiro turning her pumpkin into a Starry Night masterpiece.

Steve Potter and Alayiah Soncini, spreading kindness while serving food and lots of smiles at Community Days. A heartwarming day of giving back.

Three friends, Ben Probst, Dalton Goodfellow, and Alec Gajewski, celebrating West Elizabeth Community Days. Good times and great food make unforgettable memories.

Best friends Robin McConeghy, Karrie Bayton, and Debbie Vollberg at the beautiful photo booth on Community Days.

Community Days in full bloom with Jan Green and Samantha Schreck. Samantha's sunflower spirit adds a splash of cheer to the day, as Jan, the beloved Pastor's wife, embodies the heart of community spirit.

By Charlotte Hopkins Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh Church (CCSP) recently hosted its annual West Elizabeth Community Days celebration with a day of activities, delicious food, and live music. “CCSP has a vision to reach and minister to West Elizabeth for Jesus Christ,” said Rachel Reynolds, who organized the event. “That is the inspiration why we do community day each year.” The festivities also featured a beautiful autumn photo booth, face painting, bounce houses, and a pumpkin painting station. Reynolds went on to say, “Our church comes together as a whole and is willing to serve throughout the day. I love having the opportunity to serve and meet the families in West Elizabeth.” Pastor Tim Green described how he enjoys seeing the community come together and sharing God’s love with the people of our town. When CCSP brings Community Days to West Elizabeth, the power of community shines as a reminder of the beauty that can be found in shared moments of celebration.

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Music Director, Skylar Bunk, Of the South Hills Chorale Debuts A Bespoke Work ‘Sound Of The Season’ For The Ensemble’s Holiday Concert This December This holiday season, Skylar Bunk, Music Director of the South Hills Chorale, debuts a choral arrangement he wrote especially for the ensemble. Skylar dedicates the piece to the local arts group writing, “In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the South Hills Chorale and of the work in their community, especially during the holiday season.” The bespoke piece will be one of many heartfelt holiday choral arrangements from cultures around the world including a few familiar favorites. Skylar was appointed last spring as Music Director after serving as Assistant Music Director and Accompanist for eight years under Phil Aley. Skylar holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, where he studied piano, voice, and choral conducting. He is a faculty member at the Center for Theater Arts in Mt. Lebanon, where he teaches piano and voice. Currently, Skylar is studying at Carnegie Mellon’s Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center, and is a candidate for the Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. For sixty-three years, the 90-voice South Hills Chorale has delighted local audiences with seasonal concerts that captivate all ages. They will be performing their holiday concert ‘Sound of the Season’ on Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 16 at 1:00pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Rd. Bethel Park. Tickets are $25 which can be bought at the door, online on their website at, or from any Chorale member. For more information email Colleen at About The South Hills Chorale: The South Hills Chorale is a not-for-profit organization that provides an opportunity for adults to develop and share their choral talents by performing professional-quality concerts throughout Western Pennsylvania for conventions, meetings, community events, and facilities serving seniors and those with infirmities.

Monongahela Set to Kick Off the Holidays With ‘Merry & Bright Night’ The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the November holiday kickoff celebration, ‘Merry & Bright Night’, will be held Friday November 17 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Monongahela Merry & Bright Night is the annual tri-community celebration of the coming holiday season. While luminaries will light the sidewalks of Main Street from Monongahela to New Eagle, activities for families will take place in Chess Park and throughout the downtown business district. Businesses will be open for holiday shopping, music will fill the air, and Santa Claus will be making a visit. Visitors can anticipate an excellent evening of merriment, entertainment, shopping, dining in beautiful downtown Monongahela. Contact the chamber office for more information: 724-258-5919



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MACC November ‘Lunch & Learn’

Triple B Farms

Join MACC for the November 8 ‘Lunch & Learn’ featuring the PA Center for Employee Ownership. The luncheon is scheduled for 12PM at the Mon Valley Country Club. Please contact the MACC office to reserve your space: 724-258-5919. Lunch is $15 for MACC members, and $20 for non-members. The Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) promotes better understanding of the values of employee ownership among business leaders, public officials, employees, members of the media, students, teachers, nonprofit leaders, consumers, and other persons and organizations in Pennsylvania.

The MACC Board of Directors would like to recognize Triple B Farms for their continued chamber membership, community support, and exemplary business practices. Ron Beinlich started raising all-natural beef cattle on the farm in 1967. Since 1985, Ron and his wife Carolyn have been growing fresh fruits and vegetables and operating a Country Market. Their son, Bill and his wife Suzanne have joined the business and expanded the family fun, Pick-Your-Own, and other farm fresh offerings home-grown and local fruits and vegetables, homemade pies and fudge made with farm fruits, numerous Jams and jellies, farm fresh eggs and meat from trusted farm friends, honey from the farm’s beehives, and amazing family farm fun! Triple B Farms is a shining example of how a family farm can evolve into a community treasure. With its deep-rooted farming heritage, seasonal attractions, and educational opportunities, the farm provides a bridge between urban and rural life. Visitors can immerse themselves in the wholesome beauty of the countryside while enjoying fresh produce and creating cherished memories. Triple B Farms is more than a farm; it's an experience that reconnects people with the source of their food and the joys of rural living. MACC congratulates Triple B Farms, and supports the businesses that support our community!

Small Business Saturday & Purse Bash Tickets Skip the big box craziness, forget the online warehouses that don't give back to your community, and support small businesses Saturday, November 25 for all your holiday shopping needs! Stop by the MACC office for your official #ShopSmall tote bag and free hot beverages to warm you up! Tickets for the 2024 MACC Luxury Purse & Cash Bash will also be available at the MACC office, 208 W. Main Street.

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SPORTS YOUGHIOGHENY COUNTRY CLUB WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION NEWS YCC Ladies Golf Association Holds Season Ending Meeting and Dishes out Awards

Winning the ‘Step-aside’ Scramble event by one stroke, (pictured L to R) Cora Guinto, Sandy Payne and Lori Duncan pose with their prize mums.

Lori Duncan Shows Off Her "Most Improved Golfer" Award

The Youghiogheny Ladies Golf Association held their closing meeting following a step-aside scramble on the course. Following their business meeting and dinner, Chairlady Valerie Wilson and Program Chairlady Lori Duncan recognized and presented tournament awards: Gross champion was Lori Duncan and low net winner Lynn McHolme; Star of the Year Diane Riley; Petticoat winner Vickie McDevitt; Memorial winner Penny Natale; and 5 Ladies Out winner Maureen Fiore. Wilson also recognized Duncan for being inducted into Eastern University of Kentucky Hall of Fame. Duncan received more accolades when Natale presented her with "The Most Improved Golfer" award. Ringers were awarded in two divisions. Joanne Nemmer won division 1 with a 74; Maureen Fiore won division 2 with an 84. Officers for the 2024 season are: Lori Duncan, chairlady; Penny Natale, treasurer; Joanne Nemmer, secretary; and Lynn McHolme, director. If any lady wants additional information on joining the Youghiogheny Ladies Golf Association contact Tom for more information at

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Local People News Washington Native Serves With Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group By Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Williams, Navy Office of Community Outreach Chief Petty Officer Aaron Corsie, a native of Washington, Pennsylvania, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group operating out of Williamsburg, Virginia. Corsie graduated in 2004 from Trinity High School. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Washington. “Only about 40 minutes away from Pittsburgh, its history is built on steel and its people are mentally tough, hardworking and dependable,” said Corsie. “The city has a direct link to the Navy via the steel industry and its production for ships during WWII. Growing up around that kind of work ethic and knowing that Navy connection, really encouraged my desire to serve.” Corsie joined the Navy 19 years ago. Today, Corsie serves as an engineman. “My job is knowing the mechanics behind every part of a diesel-powered engine on board our Navy ships,” said Corsie. “We ensure the ship and all its systems keep moving forward. It’s an important role in the Navy, and Chief Petty Officer Aaron one that has also given me the opportunity to see the world and further my education, earning my bachelor’s Corsie(Photo by Mass Communication degree and currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree.” Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia, is made up of more Navy Office of Community Outreach) than 3,300 personnel assigned to three regiments and seven battalions across the United States. Its mission is to deliver worldwide expeditionary logistics with active and reserve personnel to provide a wide range of supply and transportation support critical for peacetime efforts, crisis response, humanitarian and combat service missions. Serving in the Navy means Corsie is part of a team that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy. “Controlling the seas and protecting the shipping lanes ensures safe passage for commerce growth and to power our global economy,” said Corsie. “As a consumer-based nation, it’s imperative that our military, namely our nation’s Navy, continues to protect our interest.” With 90% of global commerce traveling by sea and access to the internet relying on the security of undersea fiber optic cables, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity of the United States is directly linked to trained sailors and a strong Navy. Corsie has many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during military service. “Making chief petty officer has surely been the pinnacle of my career so far,” said Corsie. “I’ve undergone my share of ups and downs, but I’ve also worked hard and surrounded myself with people who not only support my goals but also challenge me. I strive to be the kind of Navy leader who earns the team’s respect and who first listens and observes, as it’s my belief that people can do great things if leaders allow them the space to do so.” As Corsie and other sailors continue to train and perform missions, they take pride in serving their country in the U.S. Navy. “Family means so much to me and it was my grandfather, a World War II veteran who served in the Army and was influential in my decision to serve in the military,” said Corsie. “In all that I do, I just want to make my family and my loved ones proud.” Corsie is grateful to others for helping make a Navy career possible. “Growing up I heard all the stories and saw the amazing opportunities that existed for my uncle as a retired Army Ranger, all because of his years of service.” added Corsie. “The benefits of a military retirement are important to care for my family’s future. My wife, Priya, is truly my rock and as a military spouse she’s made countless sacrifices for our nation, so while I may be the one in uniform, she surely serves too!”


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Recent Local Death Notices BACIAK, Robert J. Sr., 76, of Charleroi, died September 24. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BAILEY, Emily Jane, 100, of Bethel Park, died October 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BEARDSLEY, Susann P. (PEARCH), 94, of Bethel Park, died October 2. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. BIERNCAKI, Jason, 44, of Baldwin, died September 23. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CARNES, Barbara, 88, of Pleasant Hills, died September 25. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CERMINARA, Geraldine A. (CHAPPEL), 86, of McMurray, died October 15. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. CORRADETTI, Albino “Bino”, 83, of Bethel Park, died October 11. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. COULTER, Mark, 66, of Monongahela, died October 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CRUMP, Ribella ,“Belle”, (PETRIS), 95, of Bethel Park, died October 7. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. DANZEY, Jean, 97, of the Masonic Village in Sewickley, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died September 23. DONNELLY, Robert, 73, of Peters Township, formerly of Bethel Park, died September 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park FIORDIGIGLI, Christine, 75, of North Charleroi, died October 16. Arrangements by Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Charleroi.

FLOCK, Henry P., 83, of Finleyville, died September 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FRAMELI, Anthony P., 30, of Donora, died October 11. Arrangements by William A. Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. GIBINO, Joseph, 80, of Fallowfield Township, died October 6. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. GNOTH, Edward Leroy, 80, of Pleasant Hills, died October 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HELFRICH, Nora Jane, 74, of South Park, died October 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HENRY, Harry Allan, 79, formerly of Fallowfield Township, died September 29. Arrangements by Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Charleroi. HUDAK, Stephen A., Jr., 67, of Bethel Park, died October 5. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. HURLEY, Bill, 79, of Elizabeth, died September 30. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. IHNAT, Virginia D. (DelVitto), 101, of Bethel Park, died September 29. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. JONES, Beverly Balza, 92, of Charleroi, died October 4. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KLEIN, Mary A. (BOEHM), 88, of South Park, died September 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. KLOSE, Harry Karl, 91, of Baldwin, died October 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

KNORR, David G., 63, of Jefferson Hills, died September 13. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. KOMONDOR, Richard G. “Dick”, 88, of New Eagle, died September 25. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KRAL, Charles, Jr., of Bethel Park, 82, died October 7. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KRUSEY, Robert William Jr., 89, of Charleroi, died October 3. Arrangements by Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Charleroi. LAUTNER, Mary Gail, of Pleasant Hills, died October 1. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LEE, Carole Lou, 80, of Charleroi, died October 15. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MARBURGER, Eric W., 64, of Pleasant Hills, died September 23. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MESSES, Stephen, 69, of Pleasant Hills, died September 28. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MONYAK, Rose Marie (GANCZAK), 87, of South Park, died October 13. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. MORTON, Clifford, of Bethel Park, 90, died September 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. NAAB, Deborah L., 65, of Bethel Park, died October 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NOGY, Deanne M., 71, of North Belle Vernon, died October 16. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. ODARI, Padma Pantha, 91, of Baldwin, died October 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

PAPPAS, Mildred E. “Millie” “Popcorn”, 59, of North Charleroi, died September 25. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. PASTORE, Phyllis Pastore, 88, of Jefferson Hills, died October 3. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PERSUDA, Virginia Grace, 90, of Caldwell, WV, formerly of Charleroi, died October 3. Arrangements by Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Charleroi. SCOPEL, Paul, of Bethel Park, 82, died September 29. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. STECH, Beverly, I. (PATTON), 80, of Bethel Park, died October 2. Arrangements by David J. Henney Funeral Home in South Park. STRAKER, Paul Joseph, 78, of West Mifflin, died October 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SUTTS, Ernest J., 79, of Monongahela, died October 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VALENTINE, William “Bill”, of Bethel Park, 51, died October 16. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WIEHL, Joseph John, Jr., 83, of North Charleroi, died October 5. Arrangements by Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Charleroi. WEISBECKER, Shawna L., 58, of Jefferson Hills, died October 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WILLIAMS, Ruth, 76, of Finleyville, died October 15. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. WYNE, Brian L., 68, of Monongahela, died October 12. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ZUCCARINI, Bernard, 93, of Monongahela, died October 11. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.


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School News...School News Thomas Jefferson HS Hosts 20th Annual Fall Festival of Bands

The Derry Area band performs

The Thomas Jefferson High School band performs.

The Elizabeth-Forward band performs

Spectators and band members alike watch on from the bleachers at Thomas Jefferson High School Stadium as the bands perform,

A chilly, but enthusiastic crowd packed Thomas Jefferson High School Stadium on Saturday night, October 7, 2023 for the TJ Marching Band’s 20th annual Fall Festival of Bands. In addition to Thomas Jefferson, the 10 other area high school bands that performed at the Band Festival included: Allderdice, Avella, Charleroi, Derry Area, Edison, Elizabeth Forward, Greensburg-Salem, Indian Creek, South Allegheny and Woodland Hills. The PennWest California Marching Band and New Horizons Majorettes also performed. The Band Festival is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the TJ Marching Band. Among the fundraising activities that took place were: basket raffles, Hot Bunz food truck, a bake sale and kettle corn, novelty booth, air grams, candy grams, concession stand, 50-50 and the selling of Band Festival T-shirts and programs.

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Monessen High School Holds Wall of Fame Ceremony

Inductee Lieutenant General Joseph Yakovac with Command Sergeant Major Eric Hudak.

Sarah Graby, 1999 MHS graduate, NY fashion designer and founder of the Wall of Fame event.

By Jill Runfola The First Annual Monessen Wall of Fame Ceremony was held on Oct. 7, 2023, at 6:00PM in the Monessen High School Auditorium. The event honored Monessen High School’s standout Alumni as part of a great idea conceived by Sarah Graby, successful New York based model, fashion designer, and 1999 MHS graduate. The celebration was also a fundraising event, and all the proceeds went towards Monessen High School. Graby was inspired to do the event, she says, by 1979 Monessen High School graduate Ed Filipowski, famed and highly esteemed NY fashion designer. “The idea for this Wall of Fame event came to me after meeting Ed,” says Graby. “After I graduated from IUP, I left for New York City to work in the fashion industry. Upon my leaving, my Great Aunt told me that she had a friend who’s sone worked in the fashion industry in New York City. So, I sent him a message, and to my surprise he responded immediately and sent me tickets to upcoming Runway Fashion Shows by Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui.” Graby says that Ed will always be a source of inspiration. “His legacy is going to be all those who worked with him,” she says of her mentor. “Ed passed away from complications of surgery in 2020, so this event is being held in his honor.” Filipowski’s family members accepted the honor on his behalf, the first person to be inducted in Monessen’s first ever Wall of Fame. In addition to Filipowski, inductees included Lt. Gen. Joseph Yakovac; Actress Frances McDormand, MHS class of 1975; Professional boxer Michael Moorer, MHS class of 1985; and Philanthropists John and

Michael Moorer, inductee, and former professional boxer pictured with local Free-lance writer Jill Runfola, both 1985 MHS graduates.

Inductee Ed Filipowski’s sister-in-law Judith Filipowski and her son James Filipowski accepting on his behalf.

Margaret Husher. John was a 1950 Monessen High School graduate and Margaret, or “Peg” was a 1953 Rostraver High School graduate. Peg passed away in 2010, and John, at 91, passed away recently, Sept. 3, 2023, at his home in CA. They were proud of their Monessen hometown and their hope was that others would follow their example.

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South Hills Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers Now Have Hope Tri State Neuropathy Centers, one of the largest neuropathy treatment practices in the USA is currently scheduling patients at their Castle Shannon office, located at 3757 Library Road. Over 30 million Americans suffer from neuDr. Michael ropathy and its debilitating symptoms of Renk, painful cramping, burning and tingling, diffiTri State culty walking, numbness, and even interrupNeuropathy tion of sleep. Neuropathy has a devasting Centers effect on normal activities that most people take for granted and enjoy. Some of the most common causes of neuropathy are related to diabetes, medications, chemotherapy, and back issues. “Peripheral neuropathy is a chronic and progressive disease,” said Dr. Michael Renk of Tri State Neuropathy Centers. “Left untreated, peripheral neuropathy will only get worse. It is best to treat it.” Since 2013, the eight regional Tri State Neuropathy Centers have steadily grown and successfully treated over 11,000 patients with an advanced technology protocol that addresses the causes of neuropathy rather than the symptoms. The program is noninvasive, painless, drug-free, and is FDA-approved. This Fall, have Tri State Neuropathy Centers help you get back to enjoying all the activities that you love. To schedule an initial no-cost consultation, call 412-207-2398. Learn more at

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gery? What are my options if I do? A: A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens within the eye. Virtually all of us will get cataracts as we age. Cataract formation is usually a gradual process and vision changes can be subtle. Common symptoms include blurred or dim vision, sensitivity to light with glare, seeing halos, difficulty with night vision, and needing brighter light for reading. Often, the prescripBy Aaron S. Wang, tion of your glasses changes frequently, with M.D. diminishing improvements with each change. Ophthalmologist Ophthalmologists recommend a comprehenGlaucoma-Cataract sive eye exam to have your visual acuity measConsultants, Inc ured and your eyes (pupils) dilated. A special microscope called a slit lamp is utilized to view and grade your cataract. You will be evaluated for other eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration as well. The decision to proceed with cataract surgery is based on how much the cataract interferes with your vision and daily activities. There is usually no rush, but the surgery can become more urgent if, for example, you fail to have adequate vision for driving. Fortunately, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures. Typically, it is an outpatient procedure done under light intravenous (IV) sedation. Through microscopic incisions, your cloudy natural lens is emulsified; with ultrasonic energy and is replaced with a clear artificial lens. This artificial lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL). Your vision should significantly improve over the next few days as long as you use your prescribed post-surgical eye drops. There are different surgical options, including upgrades that can be associated with out-of-pocket expenses. Standard cataract surgery with a basic IOL is covered by insurance. It is a fine option if you are comfortable wearing glasses for both distance and near vision after surgery. Upgraded options leverage the latest technologies, including laser-assisted cataract surgery, intra-operative aberrometry, and premium IOLs (toric and/or multifocal IOLs). These technologies deliver customized surgery, address optical irregularities of your eyes, such as astigmatism, and minimize spectacle dependence. You can choose to

THESE AREA SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE HERE TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS... If you have questions for our expert, send your questions to SOUTH HILLS-MON VALLEY MESSENGER, P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or e-mail reduce your need for glasses for distance vision or near vision or both. An ophthalmologist will meet with you for a cataract evaluation, with the intention of learning your individual visual needs, answering all of your questions, and guiding you toward the most appropriate option for which you may qualify. In addition to the options mentioned, an ophthalmologist can also offer “drop-less” cataract surgery if you have difficulty instilling eye drops. Typically, regardless of which surgical option is chosen, the surgery takes minutes, you leave without a stitch or patch, and the improvement is life changing. A corneal sub-specialist, such as myself, can also perform a number of treatments concurrently with your cataract surgery if you have other co-existing eye diseases. An example includes the latest in corneal transplantation (DSAEK, DMEK) for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy. Another example is minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to lower your eye pressure. Combined surgery, when needed, provides convenience and the quickest route to your best possible vision.

Dr. Wang specializes in ophthalmology. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital Wilmer Eye Institute. He subsequently completed a fellowship at Shiley Eye Center, UC San Diego Health. Dr. Wang practices with Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants, Inc. To contact Dr. Wang, please call 724-483-3688.

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Home & Garden Fall In Love With Your Home: 4 Ways To Renovate Your Home This Autumn (BPT) - Fall is the perfect time to take on some home renovations, before the holidays hit and winter sets in. With just a few changes, you can make your home into a more functional space and create a warm, inviting atmosphere in which you and others will enjoy spending time for many seasons to come. Let these four home renovation ideas inspire you to spruce up your space this autumn. 1. Make over the mudroom If you have a mudroom, you know how helpful this space can be during the changing season. Over the course of fall and winter, a mudroom can help keep your house clean and organized by containing the mess of wet coats and dirty boots. Upgrade your mudroom to make it more functional and easier to maintain. For example, you can incorporate storage solutions to store and organize your boots, add a bench to sit on while (Continued on following page.)

Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




BALDWIN BOROUGH Jonathan Emerick Gregory Alan Powell Krista Moik Lynda Dobos Derek Leidemann Diane Ruchka trustee

David Johnson and Pamela Boylan Voelker Properties LLC Chandra Chhetri Daniel and Kaitlin Stitt Karlee Veronica Killen Roger McGinnis and Monique Weldon

5347 Blossom Road 5329 Holiday Drive 5017 Ardelle Drive 526 Leland Drive 231 Pinchtown Road

$217,500. $140,000. $275,000. $475,000. $187,555.

Donald Kosslow Daniel LaBarbera Mani Darji Estate of William Payne David Kaslewicz Richard Colwell Jennifer Bracken Joseph Spiegel Estate of Bernadette Shannon Mary Jane Morouse Bharat Rimal Estate of Raymond Devine

Dillon Guidera Suraj Gurung and Phul Rai Tara Bir Chhetri Michael Kish James Duvall Sean Flanagan Jr. and Elizabeth Flanagan Igor Georgeievich Vishnevetsky Edward Lydon Jr. Rachel Foster and John Matta Jr. Certified Invest Properties LLC Bimala Kadariya Donald Born and Natalie Paul

1342 Cathell Road 160 Cedarcove St. 413 Grace St. 612 Lois Drive 412 Marta Drive 416 Middle St. 114 Norine Drive 3038 Vernon Ave. 3549 Wallace Drive 5216 Becky Drive 5246 Cactus Drive 444 Judith Drive 105 Louisa Ct

$260,000. $204,000. $301,500. $225,000. $232,000. $250,000. $292,000. $180,000. $125,000. $220,000. $115,000. $215,000. $185,000.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Michael Magrini John Robert Kauss

Ronald Magrini James Patrick and Kayle Rachele Cannon

610 Donaldson Drive 541 Haverhill Road

$112,000. $227,500.

BENTLEYVILLE Dennis Furbee Albert Gordon

Travis and Shannon Morton 209 Third St. Jennifer Johnson 1339 Main St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $67,235). Mike Harris Home Flipping & Remodeling Blue Diamond Repairs & Services LLC 823 Main St. Mike Harris Home Flipping & Remodeling Blue Diamond Repairs & Services LLC 825 Main St. Amber Bradshaw 103 Lithuanian, LLC 103 Lithuanian ST BETHEL PARK Benjamin Wright Jesika Miller B4 Rehab LLC Zandier Construction Services LLC Estate of Thomas Laboon Estate of Diance Mercer Mary Kinney trustee

Nathaniel and Paulina Brown William and Adona Kane Harvey and Jennifer Coblin Robert Michael McWilliams and Nicole Nieser Justin Volciak Kaitlin Sara Debar Rachel Dolcich

$116,000. $1


$3,500. $3,500. $26,000.

5913 Kings School Road 2401 Sylvania Drive 416 Winfred Manor Drive 4937 Linda Drive 4676 Robert Drive 5660 Clark Ave. 7138 Dumbarton Pl

$522,500. $269,000. $370,000. $265,000. $225,000. $255,000. $320,000.

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Harry Doleno Michael Plassio James Kopriva Regis Turocy Jason Tapolci Estate of Dorothy Ann Mohr RAL Construction LLC Samuel Felicetti Elena Madanski Maureen Ross

Nathan Dick Douglas Alderman Benjamin Ducarme and Olivia Rogers Dennis and Kelly Long Frank Lawrence and Natalie Jo Stramowski Saleh and Mohammad Alawartani Laura Hunter Preston and Madison Shaw Brynee Baughman and Matthew Innes Ben Sweeney and Maureen Barton

6801 Kevin Drive 6000 Library Road 210 Navajo Road 3006 Oakhurst Road 5870 Wilson Drive 3000 Aljean Drive 6057 Boyer Ave. 2521 N Lightwood Ave. 204 Pickwick Drive 2637 Summit St.

$392,700. $262,500. $475,000. $485,000. $300,000. $210,000. $214,000. $441,000. $300,000. $230,000.

BRENTWOOD Fredy Saul Lopez Mauricio Eugene Urbanowicz Jr. Esther Yoder Kevin Freyder Joshuah McGinnis Leah Firestone Roman Catholic Diocese Pgh PA Karen Grose Joann Larosa trustee Patrick McCabe Raymond John Leonard Jr. Dennis Sadosky Daniel Lopretto Stephanie Knebel Rebecca Michalski Benjamin Murray Jennifer Hull

Everett and Rebecca Marie Alarcon Simonds Holdings LLC Zachary Laufer CVP Allegheny L.P. et al. Michael Jeffrey Stegall Jacob and Amanda Rechsteiner Brentwood Boro School District Karen Grose and Alan Huessy Painter Property Develop LLC Pyramid 2725 LLC David Willett and Danielle Hornyak Trisda Group LLC Jane Schwab Jennifer Henning Eric and Sydney McEntee Dylan Hupp Leah Zemba

3015 Bremen Ave. 2906 Clermont Ave. 3851 Delco Road 435 Fairway Drive 3005 Hazelhurst Ave. 110 Marylea Ave. 54 W Willock Road 4221 Colonial Park Drive 3801 Hilpert St. 2725 Pyramid Ave. 4124 Tuxey Ave. 4219 Tuxey Ave. 106 Bellanca Ave. 3006 Hazelhurst Ave. 123 Owendale Ave. 43 Owendale Ave. 3107 Willett Road

$236,000. $72,500. $140,000. $40,000. $164,900. $95,000. $200,000. $104,493. $762,000. $151,819. $208,000. $100,200. $164,000. $205,251. $189,900. $165,000. $180,000.

Anthony and Sharon Bolden 1315 Country Club Road Joseph and Debra Patterson 100 Sunset Ave. The Mineral Co. Route 2023 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,000). Harold Pena Garcia 111 Watson Drive

$264,900. $265,000. $10

Valley Dream Homes LLC 706 Third St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $30,000). Deep Prakash Deoja 509 McKean Ave. Edward and Jennifer Shriver 425 Meadow Ave. Desmond Ham 213 Fifth St. Wilmond Celiba and Soinise Lostin 605 Third St. DJL Services LLC 306 Fallowfield Ave. Stephen Manasseh and Rosalina Rusli 1104 Lower Meadow Ave. Jean Claude Francois 519 McKean Ave. Jean Claude Francois 524 Washington Ave. Team Diff LLC 526 Third St. Wilmond Celiba and Soinise Lostin 605 Third St.


CARROLL TOWNSHIP Mark Schollaert Jacqueline Pogoda Randy George Margaret Smith CHARLEROI Brandon Kickle David Riley Dana Shaner Pacolay David Gaudio Pamela Smith Johnstown Cashflow LLC Thomas Richards Walter Keller Walter Keller III Gabriel Uribe Pamela Smith




$5,000. $10,000. $25,000. $35,000. $92,000. $42,500. $37,000. $15,000. $86,600. $35,000.

you take your shoes off and install hooks to hang your coats. 2. Upgrade your flooring One way to bring a whole new look to your home is by bringing in new flooring, which can serve as the foundation for all interior styles. And, while there are so many great flooring options to select from, many homeowners today are opting to seek out floors that not only look great but also can stand up to busy households and traffic. A great option that brings fantastic, real-wood looks coupled with kidand-pet-proof performance is LL Flooring's new ReNature by CoreLuxe. This floor is waterproof and resistant to dents, scratches, scuffs, and stains - plus it's made from 25% recycled materials, another perk for homeowners who prioritize aesthetics, functionality and responsible manufacturing. What's more, with renovation season upon us, DIY'ers will love this easy-to-install flooring. "ReNature by CoreLuxe is a perfect flooring solution that unites progressive manufacturing with design ingenuity, resulting in a product that's both resilient and stylish," said Jen Meska, Head of Merchandising at LL Flooring. "This flooring is manufactured with a commitment to material reuse, while providing a tough, resilient and waterproof solution for pros and homeowners." The company also offers myriad stylish, quality options in solid hardwood and Duravana hybrid resilient flooring, so you can choose the perfect (Continued on following page.)

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(Continued from previous page.) flooring for your fall home renovation project. 3. Give your fireplace a facelift As the weather cools down, it's time to light your fireplace. But before you do, give your fireplace a makeover so you can transform your living room into a relaxing and welcoming space for your friends and family. Some easy ways to give your fireplace a facelift include updating or replacing the mantel or replacing the current surround with new stone or tile. If you're feeling ambitious, add a built-in seating area nearby. This seating area makes it easier to enjoy the warmth and glow of the fireplace and acts as a focal point for fall gatherings. 4. Extend your entertaining space outdoors Don't limit your entertaining to the indoors. With a few additions, you can easily extend your living or dining room into your outdoor space. Add a firepit or fire table to your deck or patio so you can have cozy conversations around the fire underneath the stars. Also, consider investing in comfortable outdoor furniture so you can dine outdoors or enjoy drinks surrounded by the fall foliage. These additions make it easy to maximize your time outdoors. This fall, give your home a little time, love and care. Using these four tips, you'll be well on your way to turning your home into a space you'll love to spend time in this season and beyond.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller David Gaudio Daniel Jean Louis

Buyer Desmond Ham Team Diff LLC

Address 213 Fifth St. 524 Third ST

Price $25,000. $74,000.

CLAIRTON Harry Yavoich Diane Paola Leon Martinez Nicholas Nickolich Estate of Michael McLaughlin Sokhom Ly Nhek Estate of Joan Kello Schubert VB One LLC Amy Katherine Ransom David Shoaf

Premium NYC Real Estate LLC Willie Mingo B & P Locksmith Inc. Burgh Port 1 LLC Nauman Sarwar Emily Nath Robert and Jessica Coulter Paul Laplaca Stone Villas LLC

122 Walnut Ave. 673 Miller Ave. 414 N State St. 503 Elm St. 601 St. Clair Ave. 758 Vankirk St. 222 Pennsylvania Ave. 942 Vankirk St. 502 Walnut Ave.

$57,000. $125,000. $40,000. $59,150. $100,000. $110,000. $38,000. $68,000. $160,000.

503 Third St. 62 Kenric Ave. 471 Fifth St. 304 Castner Ave. 91 Watkins Ave. 121 Castner Ave. Liberty Ave. 913 McKean AVE 91 McKean Ave. 526 Ohio St.

$25,000. $35,000. $23,000. $41,000. $6,000. $58,000. $2,499. $64,000. $5,000. $1

DONORA Roxanne Vitale Terry and Erik Bobin James Edgerton Cassandra Dzik US Bank Trust NA Anna Rose Caballero Bardales Terry Zimmer Joseph Federer Donna Malmgren Sight Property Inc. Davis Chanko Michael and Rhonda Bradley Federal National Mortgage Assn. Chris Ryan Brown Darin Wardlaw Hoyt Mull David Costa Chilufya Nibbs Musonda Joel Robert Petritis Brian Phillip and Sherri Lynn Gibino (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $22,729). DUNLEVY Jeffrey Carson

Right Coast, LLC

2252 Route 88


ELIZABETH BOROUGH Howell Bros Inc. Paul Shaner

Marcy and Timothy Vasko Arthur Ott

Unknown Address 321 Seventh Ave.

$30,000. $75,000.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP US Bank NA Thomas James Hultz Estate of Maryann Pociask Estate of Donald Similo Davidi & Feld Invests LLC Richard Oprosky Eugene Diclaudio

Dawn Marie Diehl Christy Michelle Michaels Danielle and Trevor Ferguson Lynne Weber Kevin Bakowski and Maria Anne Judulang Sean McLaughlin and Emily Zohoranacky Timothy Daniel Visnauskas

1211 Bunker Hill Road 2862 Douglas Run Road 429 Highland Drive 103 Meadow Drive 511 Scenery Drive 515 Howell St. 2215 Ocean St.

$66,000. $159,000. $266,000. $200,000. $167,000. $301,500. $24,000.

FALLOWFIELD Kathleen Kyle Weis John Holdings LLC All The Above Realty LLC Evonne Margaret Henderson Fallowfield Township Vol. Fire Co.

Christopher Andrew Bierwind Baker DUC Hunter LLC Steven Bucy Eric Chiplaskey Marc Vickers

27 Carol Ave. 158 Crossridge Road 30 Evans Road 199 Coyle Curtain Road 159 Walnut Ridge Road

$325,000. $10,000. $248,000. $45,000. $13,600.



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•Extend the life of your furnace Bleed radiators. Letting out air that gets trapped in your heating system will heat your home more effectively and reduce energy bills. If you hear pipes banging or gurgling, it’s a sign your system needs to be bled.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




FORWARD TOWNSHIP Estate of David Barnett

Nicholas May and Carley Church

4147 Miracle Ridge Road


JEFFERSON HILLS Maronda Homes Inc. Patrick Oster Maronda Homes Inc. Sandra Traud Berge Deer MSD Hollow LLC Estate of William McGogney Matthew McGuirk Christopher Adams Joseph Dolata III Estate of Allen Stockmeier Jonathan Reynolds

Joshua M and Kelly Lynn Guerra Jordan Greer Brian Matthew and Gina Ann Bartek Dennis Eggerton and Brenda Lerro NVR Joseph and Sandra Arnold Liberty Candy Co. Inc. et al. Shane and Dana Wilson Simonds Holdings LLC Constance and Robert Richard Kailash Chimariya et al. and Raghu Chimariya

116 Foxhound Drive 354 New World Drive 700 W Bruceton Road 190 Meadowfield Ln Unknown Address 611 Payne Hill Road 117 Providence Drive 3144 Scheinbach Road 3005 Walton Road 290 E Deer Park Drive 220 Pointer Drive

$516,998. $197,500. $680,000. $750,000. $92,000. $51,000. $480,000. $349,900. $15,000. $130,000. $399,000.

MONESSEN Donna Payne Bradley Metzger III AMN Properties LLC Estate of Paul Stanisz Estate of Nancy Penich Jack White Dewain Annonio Jason Brock Willie Felton trustee Thomas Bojsen LSF9 Master Participation Tr Rodney Merritt Sanon Marcelin Abby Woods Inc.

Club Serenity Inc. 961 Alexander Ave. Richard Burke Jr. and Kimberly Burke 118 Pennsylvania Blvd. Edward and Roxanne Weightman 518 Second St. Bradley Metzger III 706 Delaware Ave. Carl and Jennifer Rademacher 1005 Dennis Ave. Frank Amador 28 Terrace Ave. Luis Ramon Rios & Ethel Geraldine Altamirano 424 Knox Ave. Christopher Obitko 543 Summit Ave. Augusta Goll 1431 Walnut Ave. Steve Henderson 1341 Athalia Ave. William Baum and Carol Furtney 2005 Grand Blvd. Jason Allan Withers and Casey McClinton 332 Indiana Ave. Dwayne Shipley 613 Reed Ave. Joseph Volpe Wright St.

$120,000. $134,900. $35,000. $90,000. $132,500. $13,000. $10,000. $10,000. $20,000. $90,000. $115,900. $95,000. $42,000. $15,000.

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MONONGAHELA Eric Droppa Habitat For Humanity Diane Masters Thomas McCormick Jr. Willard Giglotti Albert Jackson III Barbara Furgiuele James Wiley

Robert Santori Selene Jocelyn Bennett Tyler and Seneca Whitlatch Van Voorhis Development LLC Matthew Kirby Jason Jaki Amanda Bashioum Jessica Kunz

102-104 Ninth St. 450 N Alexander St. 607 Fourth St. 508 Cuff St. 463 Wisconsin St. 1210 Fifth Ave. 1013 Howard St. 805 Kennedy St.

$137,500. $53,000. $125,750. $35,000. $89,900. $90,000. $135,900. $77,000.

NEW EAGLE Gregory Pandrock Denise Rose McCrory Wells Fargo

James and Susan Morgan Andrew and Lisa Withum Scott David Eckels

186 Seventh Ave. 168 Morton St. 433 First Ave.

$325,000. $15,200. $13,525.

NORTH BELLE VERNON Estate of Arthur Blair Mariah Ann Parsons Estate of Norma Morris John Maher

Lisa Palmer Bryan Poling Nathan Godfrey and Stefanie Jakela JP Maher Properties LLC

387 Anna St. 206 Arch St. 337 Graham St. 335 Hill St.

$165,500. $8,000. $113,000. $109,900.


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520 Highland Ave.


NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Castlewood Fields L.P. Nvb Inc. NVR NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Dennis Cillo Sr Castlewood Fields L.P.

NVR Inc. Unknown Address Gregory and Deborah Nystrom 110 Dana Drive Richard and Glenna Carter 113 Dana Drive Robert Arthur and Barnara Ann Brunner 102 Dana Drive Dustin James Amodeo & Brianne Elizabeth Jankowsk 104 Dana Drive Linda Meyer 112 Dana Drive Alexa Leah Cillo 942 Sugar Run Road NVR Inc. 358 Dana Drive

$85,000. $393,915. $378,610. $448,417. $397,219. $346,330. $240,000. $85,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Catheen Hopta Virginia May Schlieper Gary Hayden JustAbout Development LLC Center Presbyterian Church Chad Stephenson Environmentally Sound Ent LLC Nancy Wolowski Charles Rinaldo Jr. Sunny Days In Home Care LLC William Fleig P. Ronald Morris Thomas Woelk BGRS Relocation Inc. Washington Presbytery Pennsylvania

Theodore Louis Hale Jr. Gold Bug Supply LLC Passavant Memorial Homes Eddy Homes Inc. Wyatt Daugherty and Riley Partyka Travis and Kelly Breen NVR Inc. Charles and Joan Trax R&R Holdings 7 LLC Sb3 Properties LLC Steel Haven Capital LLC Zackary Robert Johnston BGRS Relocation Inc. Mark and Brittany Zeher Brush Run Cemetary

109 Bayberry Ct 400 Bower Hill Road 529 E McMurray Road 519 Harvest View Drive 116 Richards Drive 101 Rock Run Road 332 Summer Down Cir 493 Turkeyfoot Road 3510 Washington Road 88 Center Church Road 2742 Locust Drive 264 Scott Ln 107 Abbey Brook Lane 107 Abbey Brook Lane 128 Brush Run Road

$335,000. $400,000. $400,000. $155,000. $220,000. $676,000. $808,000. $100,000. $300,000. $580,000. $135,000. $225,000. $675,000. $675,000. $1

Daniel Virgin John Snyder William Stevens Jacob Rosenbaum Lourdes Boschuk Elaina Knockel Mark Lupinacci Eve Faye Yan Center Presbyterian Church Janet Stanley et al. Roni Shwaish John Glesky John Seeds Scott Imblum Robert Agoglia Marie Vera

(state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $198,135). Paul and Andrea Grimm 495 Clubview Drive John James LLC 801 E McMurray Road Bharat Lal Rimal and Sandhya Nepal 173 Fireside Drive RuVeLaMi LLC 102 High St. Property Sites LLC 235 Hill Place Road Brandan Davis and Baylee Weaver 160 Marion Drive Bishnu and Poonam Mainali 121 Marlboro Drive Andrew and Kerri Leach 413 McCombs Road Christopher and Angela Bell 120 Richards Ave. Lauren Virgin 151 Roscommon Drive Gary Donald Statler Jr. and Lisa Jo Statler 511 Saddlewood Drive Zachary Todd and Vanessa Ann Fuller 635 Sagewood Drive David Gregg Snyder Jr. and Molly Snyder 652 Scenic Ridge Drive Thomas Adrian and Christina Andrzejewski 298 Sutherland Drive Spencer and Sarah Scott 380 Turkeyfoot Road Gebhart Investments LLC 700 Venetia Road

$479,000. $87,500. $525,000. $537,000. $1,125,000. $245,000. $625,000. $412,000. $275,000. $359,000. $875,000. $835,000. $565,000. $483,250. $270,000. $90,500.


(Continued from previous page.) Service chimneys. Also, close your fireplace damper if you’re not going to be using it and consider investing in a glass screen that lets heat radiate but prevents warm air from getting vented out the chimney. Weatherstrip doors and windows. A removable door draft stopper can make a big difference. Make sure air vents aren’t blocked. If furniture or curtains block your vents, the furnace works harder than it should to warm the house. If you really like the position of furniture covering a vent, consider a low-cost vent extender.

CONSERVE & MANAGE ENERGY USE Keep the thermostat between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake, and lower when you’re asleep or away. Add insulation to walls and pipes. This is a very inexpensive way to reduce your energy bill. Focus on your attic because heat rises, and this will keep heat in your living spaces. Also pay attention to electrical outlets, anywhere utilities enter the house, pipes (to prevent freezing and bursting), and appliances such as water heaters. Adjust ceiling fans. Run fans clockwise in winter to push rising warm air down, potentially enabling you to lower the thermostat. In the summer, run fans counterclockwise to create windchill. Unplug unused electronics. Also, consider switching to LED light bulbs, which are more energy efficient. Putting lights on a timer is both easy and cost-efficient. Put rugs on hardwood floors. This provides a layer of insulation and can warm up a room—both literally and figuratively. Open the curtains during the day and close them at night.

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(Continued from previous page.) insulation and air sealing upgrades, new Recent Local Real Estate Transactions appliances and heating or cooling systems and more. Seller Buyer Address Consider zoned heating. Target heating and cooling to where it’s needed. Switch to a smart thermostat. A pro- PETERS TOWNSHIP Christopher Durbin Rajendra and Asawari Jadhav 317 Abbey Brook Ln grammable thermostat lets you fine Donegal Land Partners, LLC Grant and Kellie Buckner 349 Azalea Drive tune when your furnace runs, letting Benjamin Marcus Homes Inc. Benjamin Kalsmith and Violeta Lozancic 402 Barons Ct SB3 Properties LLC 88 Center Church Road you pre-set it at a lower temperature Sunny Days In Home Care LLC Benedetti Sarah Nee Lightholder DR while you sleep or are away and have it Amy William Fleig Steel Haven Capital LLC 2742 Locust Drive turn up just before you come home. George Kostelich Jr. Derrick and Rebecca McBride 300 McCombs Road

JUST IN CASE Big storms happen, as do power outages. National Grid is working to reduce power outages, which involves everything from the simple (trimming trees around lines) to the complex (installing smart meters and technology that automatically locates and isolates outages and restores service as quickly as possible). To make sure you and your family are prepared if the power does go out, do the following: •Keep a gallon of water per person per day in an easily accessible, air-tight container •Have three days of non-perishable food on hand (including for your pets) •Put together a first aid kit •Make sure batteries work in flashlights, lanterns, radios etc. •Keep matches, candles, flashlights, etc., where you can find them easily •Fully charge phones •Have extra medication at the ready •Fill your bathtub with water (for toilet flushing) •Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings, keep doors closed as much as possible •Gas up the car

Patricia Legal P. Ronald Morris

Howaed Horn Jr. Zackary Robert Johnston

312 Oak Ridge Drive 264 Scott Ln

$220,000. $475,000. $1,023,000. $580,000. $110,000. $135,000. $427,000. $545,560. $225,000.

PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Leota Ruffing David Martin

Ronald Ruffing and Marjorie Yaysick Nar and Rani Gurung

603 Inglefield Drive 424 Arbor Ln

$100,360. $265,000.

ROSTRAVER ERB Land LLC Estate of John Critchfield Michele Sasko Jaclin Spiewak RWS Land Co. Inc. RWS Land Co. Inc. Estate of Lucille Dubrovich Lidia Salvino RWS Land Co. Inc. All The Above Realty LLC Marcus Lord Estate of George Dansak Marcinas Crampo Lucille Dubrovich Connie Butkus Nicholas Aubitz James Singer II

Clean Streams Foundation trustee Melvin O'Bryon Jr. Neil and Susan Marcus Bryan Spiewak Laura Petras Fredrick and Danielle Naccarato Edward Burley Jr. and Kathy Ann Burley Jon and Gregory Okonsky Nicola and Jamie Scarlatelli Michael Wick Jr. and Kylie Wick Connor Thomas and Angela Cranston Steven Dorincz Byron O Rivera Vasquez and Ericka Marroquin Jerry David Long Jr. David and Kimberly Wuenschell Joshua Cipriani Daniel Richard and Janet Sikoski

351 Budds Ferry Road 421 Finley Road 327 Kathy Drive 241 Darr Road 121 Joshua Road 287 Landan Drive Matty Drive 102 Plainview Ave. 318 Lynn Road 332 Peach Ave. 119 Valley View Drive 2017 Lake View Drive Leighty Ave. 448 Matty Drive 1161 State Route 136 499 W Spring Grove Blvd. 793 Webster Hollow Road

$66,000. $140,000. $660,000. $290,000. $95,000. $100,000. $63,500. $144,000. $90,000. $225,000. $430,000. $240,000. $10,250. $255,000. $305,000. $450,000. $130,000.

SOUTH PARK Nicholas Szyper Residental Resouces Inc. NVR Inc. Randolph Gatz Beth Gitzen Jean OsKamp Nancy Friedrich Robert Morini Jr. Donald Richards

Devi and Parshu Chamlagai Sanjay Dahal and Ambika Neopaney Aaron Turkovich and Hannah Reinhardt Yesica Corea Rebecca Jeanne and Shane Patrick Mackin Mineral Co. Molly Evans Thomas Ruggles Theresa Marie Costanzo

3095 Amy Drive 3078 Piney Bluff Drive 4120 Woodland Ave. 1916 Kirkby Drive 129 Sylvania Drive 3207 Brownsville Road Ext. 6345 Crestview Drive 3098 Dara Drive 650 Hidden Ridge Ct

$254,000. $225,000. $366,240. $175,000. $319,000. $8,910. $225,000. $159,900. $179,900.


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The Mineral Co. Unknown Address (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $28,066).

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November 2023

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home Office (Family Features) When temperatures creep up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don't forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office. Making sense of a year's worth of paperwork and clutter can take some serious time, especially as many people have been working from home more than normal, but getting organized can help you tackle home management tasks more efficiently. Making the office a priority can reduce frustration when it comes to spending additional time in your office while working from home. These five tips can help get you started: 1. Make sure you have furniture that can adequately store your stuff, including plenty of space for files, reference books and computer equipment. Pieces need not be costly to be functional and there are plenty of attractive options available online and at both small and major retailers.



Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


Adam Jacob Shaffer Kena Gwynn Kiesell Hindmarch Investments LLC

Western PA Annual Conference Scarmazzi Highland LLC Scarmazzi Highland LLC Scarmazzi Highland LLC GI Rental Properties LLC Union Township KGD Properties Inc. Kathleen Messina Scarmazzi Highland LLC

Catherine Cartia 3688 Finleyville Elrama Road Brian and Tina Kerlin 4470 Finleyville Elrama Road John Voris Hindmarch III &Jeff Michael Hindmarc 9 Thompson St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $204,204). Mark and Jacqueline Rosi 1510 Highland Drive Joseph Sirlin and Christine May Hobbitt LN Christine May and Joseph Sirlin Hobbitt Ln Christine May and Joseph Sirlin 68 Hobbitt Ln Mitchell Francis Martino 10 Kenney Road Carol Russell 123 Village Lane Zachary Dupree Airport Road EQT Production Co. 16 Courtney Hill Road OGM (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,300). The Mineral Co. Don St. Route 88 OGM (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $28,066). The Mineral Co. Don St. Route 88 OGM (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $28,066). Elrama United Methodist Church 19 Downer Ave. Box 192 Mark and Jacqueline Rosi 1510 Highland Drive Francis and Kathryn Quirin 1512 Highland Drive Kenneth and Elena Madanski 1516 Highland Drive 9776 Christine May and Joseph Sirlin Hobbitt Ln Joseph Sirlin and Christine May Hobbitt Ln Joseph Sirlin and Christine May 68 Hobbitt Ln Mitchell Francis Martino 10 Kenney Road Carol Russell 123 Village Ln

$22,464. $399,180. $409,080. $476,290. $30,000. $2,500. $30,000. $69,000. $450,070.

WHITEHALL Vincent Ziccardi Estate of Frederick Amicone NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Patricia White Leo Dicesare Estate of Bruno Delsignore Estate of Elmer Deveny Estate of John Hindman NVR Inc. NVR Inc.

April Dorcak Jon and Courtney Carr Kenneth Anthony Jesko Roberto DeJesus Jr. Lucas John and Danielle Marie Cox Nicholas Fischer and Emily Horosko Jennifer Dipasquale Rachel Salako Joseph Tulenko Collin Senovich and Shannon Yasko Robert Murray Henry Zheng and Lisa Li Michael and Deborah Williams

$316,000. $275,000. $273,763. $269,675. $278,766. $304,920. $349,000. $240,000. $160,000. $250,000. $209,900. $286,310. $270,720.

Scarmazzi Highland LLC Union Township GI Rental Properties LLC KGD Properties Inc. Kathleen Messina Scarmazzi Highland LLC John Lipinski Jr. Stephanie Buddle Corinne Smith Patrice Sabo


4379 E Brightview Ave. 4645 Echo Glen Drive Unknown Address Unknown Address Unknown Address Unknown Address 1056 Duncan Ln 1229 Girard Road 3244 Mayflower Drive 4438 Mulberry Ct 206 Streets Run Road Unknown Address Unknown Address

2. Arrange the space with its intended use and your own work Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit style in mind. For example, if you don't need ample space to spread out over a large, flat work area, eliminate that space - it's simply an invitation for clutter. 3. Place items you rely on frequently, such as a calculator or ruler, within arm's reach so they can easily be put away between uses. Capture these items in containers and bins to keep the space looking neat and free of clutter. 4. Establish a filing system that lets you keep track of important papers you need to keep and have a shredder handy to help you discard any sensitive documents. Whether you alphabetize, color code or use some other method, group paperwork into segments for categories such as bills, banking, health care, auto, insurance and so on for easy access in the future. 5. Tangled cords can make even the most organized spaces look messy, and they may pose a fire or tripping hazard. Get control of your cords by storing devices you don't use regularly and securing the remaining cords with twist ties or clips. Remember to use a surge-protected power strip to minimize the chance of damage should a power surge occur. Find more tips to make your workspace tidy and organized at

Price $100,000. $60,000. $1 $399,180. $2,500. $30,000. $30,000. $69,000. $450,070. $19,000. $10 $10 $10


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** FREE CLASSIFIED AD POLICY – The Messenger has established a maximum limit of Five(5) FREE classified ads per issue per private party or individual. Any ads submitted that exceed this maximum will require payment. Our FREE classified ads are intended to be a community service for private party or individuals selling personal goods and items. Any classified ads that are deemed to be from a resale shop, thrift store, flea market, reseller or other retailer are considered “business” ads, and do not qualify for the FREE classified ads.

--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------2020 HARLEY DAVIDSON – 883 Sportster Iron. Full Detatchable windshield. 6,240 miles. $7,900. 724466-0628. DODGE CARAVAN WHEELS – 2004, two(2) 16” alloy, also factory service manuals. All for $25. 724-2253486 TRAILER – 4’ x 8’ off-road. Recent folding jack on hitch. $125. 724-225-3486 CAR MAGAZINES – Over 500. $20. 412-425-0342 CHROME RIMS – 16”, 2004 Chrysler Sebring. Garage kept. Make offer. 412-303-2113 1982 CHEVY TRUCK – 350, 4 bolt main, 4x4 auto, rebuilt transmission, dual stainless exhaust. Brand new 16” tires on powder coated rims. Can hear run, needs bed and cab. Call Mike. 412-537-7094 TRAILER AXLE – Complete Hubs, Bearings and seals. Never used. $25. 412-653-1606 REAR LEAF SPRING – for 2004 Ford Dump Truck. F350, V8. $400. 412-628-6199 CORVETTE TAIL LIGHTS - (pair) 1956-1957 with lens $275. 724-489-9614 CORVETTE WONDERBAR RADIO - 1957 Works No Power Pack $600. 724-489-9614

CORVETTE WONDERBAR RADIO - 1956-1957 Complete set of New Radio Tubes $35. 724-489-9614 CORVETTE 1957 - Rebuilt Original AC Fuel Pump Long Screw 4346 $345. 724-489-9614 SPORTSTER – Smoked windshield with clamps. Like new. $100. 724-797-3779 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT - All wheel drive. $3,000. Please call 724-938-8390 and leave a message. COOPER WEATHERMASTER TIRES – Two(2) 215/45/17, M&S. Like new. $20. 412-217-8800 JEEP BIKE RACK – ‘Mopar’, 2-inch receiver, holds 2 bikes. $100. 412-384-4374 TIRES - Snow Tires (4) Cooper Evolution, 245/65R17. Used last for one season Dec-March. Stored in a garage. Excellent condition/like new! $175. 412-7353827 2009 DYNA SUPER GLIDE - 17,000 miles, detachable windshield, detachable bags, many other extras. $9,200. 412-217-8800 2007 ROADSTER - 41,500 orig miles. 2nd owner! Base manual shift, Convertible. Beautiful collectible. PRICE DROP $14,999.99. Text 412-780-5998 with questions and pics. 2004 FORD RANGER – 5 speed, 4 wheel drive, new clutch. 75,000 miles. $7,000. 724-379-5796 2020 HARLEY DAVIDSON – 883 Sportster Iron. Full windshield. 6,240 miles. $8,200. 724-466-0628 HONDA GOLDWING - 2006 Excellent Condition, burgundy color. One owner. $5,800. 724-989-1784 2014 YAMAHA 450 GRIZZLY – Power steering, DifLock, winch, heated grips, bar light, much more. $750. 724-366-9524 RIMS & TIRES - (4) Dropstar Chrome Rims 20x10.5; with 5x5.5 bolt pattern. Renegade R7 Tires - size 35x12.5 0R20LT. Like new. Selling for $1,400 OBO. Call 412-335-8558.

1991 PONTIAC SUNBIRD - Convertible, 59,248miles. White with black trim. Used in Veteran’s Day Parades. Always garage stored. Asking $5,500. 724-4831129 1973 STINGRAY CORVETTE – T-Top, Red. $7,500. 724-258-6277 HARLEY DAVIDSON – 2005, Duece. 4,650 miles. $8,500. 724-258-6277 CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE - 2000 S&S Pro Street, Super clean, $8,200. 724-557-6736 FISHING BOAT – 14-foot aluminum deep V. trailer, cover, trolling motor, Yamaha 20 HP, 2 stroke outboard tiller arm, live well aereated, fully carpeted, flat floor, 2 pedastal seats, raised front casting deck, 2 fish finders, on-board battery charger. $3,000 OBO. Call Chuck. 724-348-6289 DUNE BUGGY - Moving. MUST SELL! 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider, Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $2,500 or make an offer Text or leave message at: (412) 999-4332

--------- AUTOMOTIVE -WANTED--------CONVERTIBLE CARS - 1950’s/60. 724-986-3152 CHROME WHEELS - 18”/ 2015 MKZ. 724-986-3152

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------------ EMPLOYMENT-------CUSTODIAN - Thomas Presbyterian Church is hiring a Part-Time Weekend Custodian. This position is for 15 hours per week. Coverage is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please email for more information or call 724-941-8910. VOCELLI’S PIZZA AT COOL SPRINGS — Hiring ALL positions. 412-882-2222 HOUSEKEEPER & CLEANING SERVICE - needed $600/Weekly. Working Days: 3days. Time Schedule: 7AM - 1PM. Email: CARPENTERS & LABORERS - J&D Waterproofing and home improvements are hiring carpenters on the home improvement side and foreman/labor on waterproofing . Please call ASAP. 724-746-8870. We’ve been in business 82 years AUTO & TRUCK MECHANIC - Help Wanted, Part Time. 724-350-5983 LABOR HELP WANTED – Full or part time work. Some carpentry, plumbing, electrical experience helpful. Need drivers license and must pass drug test. 724-350-598 ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent college grads are welcome. Training will be provided. Flexible hours and work from home is available. Call 412-2498177 and ask for Doug. E-mail resume to dhaniford@messenger

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November 2023 CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724348-6565

EMPLOYMENT WANTED PART-TIME COMPANIONSHIP - Caring adult Female available for part-time companionship position for elderly person within 10-mile radius of West Newton area. Meal prep, light cleaning, shopping, transportation to appointments, etc. Afternoon/evenings preferred. Call 724-2880188

FINANCIAL DON’T HAVE LIFE INSURANCE YET? Life Insurance---the last tax-free wealth transfer left. For a quote contact Jim Driscoll at 412-343-1100 Driscoll Insurance Enterprises. Proudly serving the Pittsburgh region since 1949.

HEALTH / MEDICAL /FITNESS AGING IS OPTIONAL by the natural healing of our patented KLOUD energy frequency at home therapeutic matt. Call Glenn Schreiber at (412) 913-8954 SAVE ON YOUR NEXT PRESCRIPTION! World Health Link. Price Match Guarantee! Prescriptions Required. CIPA Certified. Over 1500 medications available. CALL Today For A Free Price Quote. 1-855-530-8993 Call Now!

--------- ITEMS FOR SALE----------DINING ROOM TABLE – Large, solid wood, pine. Call for measurements. $250. 412-956-0666 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER – X-1800 SD cartridge, excellent condition. 724-938-8240 MAGAZINES – FREE. Paintworks, Decorative Woodcrafts, Painting, Also wood craft kits for sale. 724-225-3486. EXCEL GUITAR – in soft black cover and rock guitar poster. $20 for both. 724-929-8259 COLLECTIBLE CROQUET – Bocce, and horseshoe set – in case on wheels and cover. By Sportscraft. Very valuable. Only $100. 724-929-8259 CHRISTMAS TREE – 48” rotating fiber optic. Very nice. Only $15. 724-929-8259 JEFF GORDON – NASCAR framed postal poster and cover – Hamilton numbered collectible plate, diecast car 24, and info – 2005 Indy winner. $20. 724-9298259 ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS – Two(2). $10 each. 724258-6277 TURKEY DECOY – for Hunting. $10. 724-258-6277 REPTILE TERRARIUM – 20 gallon with 2 lights and critter tote. $60. 724-225-3486 WORK PANTS – Aramark, new, blue, 36 x 30. $5. 412-425-0342 WELDING PANTS – and jacket. $10. 412-425-0342 FIRE BLANKET – for Welding. $10. 412-425-0342 CEMENT MIXER – 3.5 cubic foot. $165. 412-4250342

CLASSIFIEDS ELECTRIC CONVECTION ROASTER – Nesco Roast Air Over, 12 QT., Air Roasting, Baking, Broiling, Dehydrating. Teal with stand/cover. Perfect condition. $75. 412-884-6815 PRYREX BOWLS – three(3) 1.5 PT; 1.5 QT; 3 QT. Solid red, 2 yellow, white and red. $20. 724-514-7208. WALKER – Seat and storage. $30. 724-514-7208 POCKET KNIFE - $12. 724-514-7208 SENTRY SAFE – 22” x 17” x 13”. $60. 724-9388482 WOOD DISPLAY CASE – Handmade oak finish, with glass top. 48” x 25” x 8”. $90. 724-938-8482 WOMEN’S GOLF CLUBS – and golf bag. $25. 724348-8349 DOG CRATE – large. $30. 724-348-8349 VINTAGE VACUUM – Hoover convertible upright. In working order. $25. 724-348-8349 ALUMINUM ANGLE – 1 piece, 4” x 4” x 3/8”, 60” long. $25. 412-653-1606 SHINGLES – Euro Shield Canadian shingles (Rundell), 19 bundles, 8 each bundle. 7 bundles caps, 10 per bundle. Lifetime. $1,500. 412-628-6199 BOWFLEX – Revolution, exercise machine, 2006. $250. 412-628-6199 GIRLS BIKE – Cannondale Adventure 400. $75. 412628-6199 KEURIG – K-Cup, single serving brewing station system. Used once. $20. 724-684-7199 ROLLATOR – Nova Star series. Never used. Paid $200. Asking $75. 724-684-7199 BRASS LAMPS – two(2) for living room. No shades. $5 each. 724-684-7199 COMBINATION ROTARY AND GUILLOTINE TRIMMER – perfect for office photos, school and crafts. Asking $25. 724-684-7199 TRAILER – 4’ x 8’ off-road. Recent folding jack on hitch. $125. 724-225-3486 CAR MAGAZINES – Over 500. $20. 412-425-0342 ELECTRIC ROASTER - large, Hamilton Beach. $50 724-945-5282 SAMSUNG TV - 32 inch flat screen, works good $40. 724-945-5282 DISHES - Correlle, service for 16 all extras $50 OBO. 724-945-5282 COFFEE POT - Toast Master new in box $25. 724945-5282 ROCKING CHAIR - large wooden, ex. condition $60. 724-945-5282 RC AIRPLANE FUEL - have 4 gal. - $10 per gal. Text 412-327-1815 STEELER BEER CAN - 1975 Super Bowl winners. (This can still has beer in it!) The old fashion pull top in is perfect shape. The team is on the can. It never was never opened. $120 or best offer. Call or text 412699-2285. Email: for pix GOLF UMBRELLA - 4'-0" dia. “HAAS JORDAN” Castrol Oil Advertisement, Classic Green and White, never used like brand new. Never out of the package. $25 or best offer. Call or text 412-699-2285, email for pix.

BILL MAZEROSKI - 'bobble" Giant Eagle - Keebler products advertisement. $20. or best offer. Call or text 412-699-2285, email for pix THOMASVILLE BEDROOM - triple dresser with 2 mirrors, headboard, night stand and armoire. 724 3484235. leave msg. C.V.A. HUNTER BOLT - .50cal. Muzzleloader w/ Burris 6x scope. $150 OBO 724-344-7803 HORTON H.D.150 EXPLORER CROSSBOW - Red dot, 3 bolts and cocking device.$100 OBO. 725-344-7803 HAWKEN FLINTLOCK MUZZLELOADER - T/C .50 cal. Great condition. $150 OBO. 724-344-7803 HOYT MAGNATEC COMPOUND BOW - This bow is in great condition. Weight 50-60 lb; length 27-29.5"; includes 17 carbon fiber arrows, extra quiver; sights and trigger glove plus other extras. All encased in a Plano Lock Protector case. Just $150. 412-327-0825 PATIO SET - table and four chairs and red cushions like new $75. 412-335-2657 PYREX GLASS BAKEWARE - 8 x 12 (1) & 9 x 14 (1) Both for $7. Call 724-684-4695 WALL FIXTURE - Copper and Brass very elegant $250. 412-335-2657 FIREPLACE GLASS PROTECTOR - with beautiful colors of Fall from JC Penny $100. 412-335-2657 WOODEN ARMOIRE - with bottom and top with doors can hold TV in it or store bedding, or comforts. From Levins. $100. 412-335-2657 RCBS ROCK CHUCKER COMBO - Ammo Crafter II, Accessory Kit II in Boxes Like New $400. 724-4899614 CORVETTE WONDERBAR RADIO - 1957 Works No Power Pack $600. 724-489-9614 CORVETTE WONDERBAR RADIO - 1956-1957 Complete set of New Radio Tubes $35. 724-489-9614 CORVETTE 1957 - Rebuilt Original AC Fuel Pump Long Screw 4346 $345. 724-489-9614 HORNADY CUSTOM 6.5 GRENEL AMMO - Two boxes of 20 cartridges. 123 grain SST bullet. $30 total for both boxes. 412-860-7113 LAMP – Round wood table lamp – very nice. $30. 412-833-1671 TOP COAT – Geoffrey Beene, New, Navy, size 42. $30. 412-751-5688 LONDON FOG RAINCOAT – Zip in lining, tan color. $10. 412-751-5688 WINTER COAT – Mens, London Fog, tan color. Size 46R. $15. 412-751-5688 MOTOR GUIDE PROP SYSTEM – Very Good condition. 724-938-8240 3 PIECE PANT SUIT – Beautiful, mother of bride/groom. Worn once. Sage. Size 16. $50. 412835-3759 2 GAS MOTORS – Honda 5.5, vertical shaft, $30. Briggs & Stratton 3.5, Yard Machines edger. $25. 412-678-8434 BIRD CAGE – with stand, 62” high. 20x20x32. Accessories included. 724-348-7792 POULON PRO MULTI TOOL – Pole saw, weed whacker, blower, roto tiller. Good shape. $100. 412-384-8021


PORTABLE GENERATOR – Champion. 7000 Peak / 6000 running watts, 120/240 volts. Low hours. $400. 412-384-8021 ANTIQUE DC VOLT METER – 1941, great for collector. $40. 412-884-5343 SNOW BLOWER – 5 HP. MTD. Needs fuel line. $35. 412-884-5343 PHYSICIAN’S SCALE - $40. 412-884-5343 PATIO FURNITURE – 4 wicker chairs/pads, 1 glass top table. $250. 412-884-5343 DOG PLASTIC HEATING PAD – for outside breeding. A must for puppies. $50. 724-366-9524 LADIES BOMBER COAT – With real gray fox collar. Size M. Purchased from Macy’s for $800. Got fat! Selling for $50. 724-366-9524 RINGS – Both are 14 carat, white gold. Engagement ring is full carat in center, with small diamonds on each side. Wedding band has 5 diamonds. Each are exquisite beautiful condition. Size 6. $850 takes both. 724-929-3891 BEDSPREAD – Queen, rose color with raised design. Separate pillow shams with fringe. All in excellent condition. $65. 724-929-3891 SAFETY REFLECTIVE JACKETS – (2), men’s, size 2XL. $20 each. 724-802-0910 LAMP POST – Outdoor, 7-foot, new, never used. 724802-0910 STEELERS – Commemorative football, Super Bowl XLIII. $50. 724-802-0910

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STEELERS-PIRATES-PENGUINS – All in one, stainless steel emblem. 12” x 24”. $50. 724-802-0910 GARAGE SALE - 29 Euclid Drive in Monessen on Friday and Saturday October 13 & October 14 from 9a5p. Clean and gently used items such as; water a commercial quality cappuccino machine and Oki copying machine, an acoustic guitar and amp, a queen-size solid wood Headboard and night stand and more! FREE PICNIC TABLE – Red, wood, 6 feet long, and 2 red wood benches. You Haul. 412-831-8998 FREE TREADMILL – Runs fast, noisy. 412-831-8998 MEN’S JEANS – (4) pair, size 34, torn at the knees. Asking $10. 412-831-8998 INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CARDS – Around 300. $50 a card. 724-258-3928 YAMAHA KEYBOARD - $250. 724-258-3928 8-TRACK MOVIE TAPES – Approx 300. $5 to $10 a tape. 724-258-3928 TAPE REWINDER – FREE. 724-258-3928 WALKING SHOES – (1) Pair, Size 12 wide. Never worn. $25. 724-258-3928. CHROME TRANSMISSION PAN – With gasket for Turbo-Hydra-Matic 350. $25. 412-425-0342 TRANS-GO REPROGRAMMING KIT – for 350 turbo. $25. 412-425-0342 OLDSMOBILE – (2) Ralley wheels’s centers. $12. 412-425-0342 EZ ACCESS METAL RAMP - Used 3x, Excellent Condition! Surface: Solid. Pieces: 96 in L x 36 in W (2), 48 in L x 36 in W (2), and 2 pieces can be put together over a step: 3 in long with 1 in curve x 36 in wide (2) and connector onto porch; 2 line hand rails. No Text Messages. Cashiers check only method of payment accepted. Orig. Pd $4,700 Asking $2,751 (Negotiable). 724-970-6402 YONANAS DELUXE HEALTH DESSERT MAKER - with collapsible bowls, spatula, recipes. Unopened Box.$28. 724-809-5746 CORDLESS REVERSING SCREWDRIVER - Skil Twist Xtra Model 2207 Flexi-Charge, $12. 724-809-5746 WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS CHILDREN'S HANDKERCHIEF - circa 1960's, 8”x8”. Excellent condition $12. 724-809-5746 CRYSTAL WINE GLASSES - Bohemia GENEVE Lead with Gold Trim – 2 boxes of 6. $30/box. 724-8095746 LAPTOP CASE - Targus 15.6" Messenger Model TCM004US, polyester. Fits laptops 16" and under $12. 724-809-5746 BICYCLE TRAILER SEATS - 2 Toddlers. Brand Instep Sedona, Never Used Still In Box $120.00 724-3446619 CROSS BOW - Excalibur IBEX Shoots 305' Per Sec, 175lbs. Draw Weight 2 $300.00 Each 724-344-6619 LADIES' BAGS - gray w/print crossover bag $5 and beautiful light straw tote bag with 2 handles at top $5 Can text pics Phone 412 654 3324. LADIES BOOTS - WINTER FUR TRIM SUEDE BOOTS, NEW- Brown suede high boots, with shearling fur trim, pull on. Size 9 M. $10, firm. Brand new. Can text pic. 412-654-3324

CLASSIFIEDS LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Large, Full Length, Black with deep cuff sleeves, super soft and warm, gently worn. $50. Can text pic. 412-654-3324. BOARD GAMES - very good condition. $5 each. Can text pic. 412-654-3324. SHIRLEY TEMPLE DOLL - In Box, very good condition: $40 Can text pic. 412-654-3324 VINTAGE BARBIE ERA - Plastic twin doll beds $10. Can text pic. 412-654-3324 MINIATURE TEA SET - blue and white ceramic multipieces $5 Can text pic. 412-654-3324 ANTLERED STAG PICTURE – Under glass, with dark wood frame. 21” x 25”. Only $5. 724-929-8259 GERMAN STEINS – (2) Madsen Co. ‘Christmas 1977 and 1982’. Great at $10 each. 724-929-8259. ORPHAN ANNIE AND SANDY – Collector Plate, 1983, registered and numbered. Only $5. 724-929-8259 TKO HEAVY BAG - 42"Hx14"W. Material is canvas. Like new. $75. 412-217-8800 SAMSUNG DVD PLAYER - wireless surround sound, 6 speaker system. Like new. $50. 412-217-8800 COOPER WEATHERMASTER TIRES – Two(2) 215/45/17, M&S. Like new. $20. 412-217-8800 LEAD SLED - Caldwell DF 2 - $170. 412-405-8139 BI-PODS - Harris 1A2, 12" to 23" - $70.00 each. 412405-8139 SHOTSHELLS - Remington game load, 16 gauge, 2 3/4 length, #8 shot - $16. 412-405-8139 RIFLE SCOPE - BSA Deerhunter, 2.5x20mm - $35. 412-405-8139 RIFLE SCOPE - Vintage Redfield 4X wideview - $65. 412-405-8139 RIFLE SCOPE - Vintage Weaver Challenger C4W - $65. 412-405-8139 HUNTING CLOCK - Vintage original hunting clock 1998 - with animated duck sound (Fun-Damental Too LTD) & plastic cover - $27. 412-405-8139 LG FLAT SCREEN TV - 42 inch picture, black, like new. $50. 412-217-8800 TOW 4 WHEELS ON GROUND - $200 OBO. 412466-7225 BUTCHERS WALL SCALE - ANTIQUE $125 OBO. 412-466-7335 SHIATSUI FOOT MASSAGER - W/ HEAT. GOOD TO EXC CONDITION $25. 412-466-7225 WHEELBARROW - Good cond. $40. 724-945-5282 BOOK – ‘Prehistory of the upper Ohio Valley" Rare H.B. $70. 724-945-5282 BOOK - A Pictorial History of Duncan Miller Glass Co. $25. 724-945-5282 GRAPHITE - Powdered, 3.5 lb. can $40. 724-9455282 FLYROD - Quality Lamiglas Graphite, 7 ft. 4-5 wt. $70. 724-945-5282 PLASTIC TABLE - New white wicker, never used, four foot round glass top $100. OBO. 724-929-4215 CRAFTSMAN GUTTER CLEAN OUT - Model# 71 79997. New In Box $25. 412-535-3744 SINK BATHROOM VANITY BOWL - Newport 17” x 19” White, New In Box. $40. 412-535-3744

JEEP RENEGADE T SHIRT - Gildan Large, New, Florescent Orange and Green. $20. 412-535-3744 PREMIER FINE CHINA - Cornation Pattern. 12 piece serving plus completer set. $90 or B/O. 412 600-1216 LADIES BLACK SKI JACKET - Obermeyer, brand new, never worn, 14 petite. $ 40. 412-691-7082 WOOD STANDING JEWELRY BOX - 4ft H, 9 drawers, top locks, sides open to hang necklaces. Nice, $40. 412-691-7082 CERAMIC WASH BOWL - and pitcher - nice. $20. 412-691-7082 CARTRIDGES - Hornady 308 MAR EXP, 160 gr FTX $30. 412-405-8139 BOOMBOX - AM/FM, CD – Black, Like New $25. 412-629-0713 SHELF SPEAKERS - Samsung, Sony, and other high end brands. Like new. $12 and up. 412-629-0713 ELECTRIC EDGER - Black and Decker - like new $45. 412-629-0713 SONY AM/FM CD CASSETTE - Like New. $45. 412629-0713 4-BLADE SPIRALIZER - kitchen tool for your vegetables. Like New in box. $18 412-629-0713 EMBROIDERY/SEWING MACHINE - Husqvarna Designer SE - Excellent condition. All books, CD's, learning manuals plus extra hoops and sewing feet. $600 firm. Pick-up only. Call 724-379-6571 PYREX GLASS BAKEWARE - 8 x 12 (1) & 9 x 14 (1) Both for $9. 724-684-4695 COMBO BELT/DISC SANDER - Ryobi bench mount [18”x9”x12”] - $40. 412-965-8867 SMALL ANGLE GRINDER - Black & Decker 4.5” - $25. 412-965-8867 PORTABLE BELT SANDER - Skil -$15. 412-9658867 STEEL PIPE WRENCHES – Two(2)- 18” - 2 for $25. 412-965-8867 POWER RAKE - Gas powered yazoo/kees, approx 20 inches in width, good condition. $500. 412-886-7492 ASHLEY COFFEE TABLE – New, Oak with slate top., on wheels. Paid $400 – sell for $100. 724-366-9524 AIR FRYER – Paula Deen, new. $50. 724-366-9524 RAINBOW TROUT – 26” long, for man cave or sport shop. $300. 724-366-9524 RADAR DETECTOR – (Excort), quality, paid $500 selling for $100. 724-366-9524 CANDLES - 12 inch Tapered. NEW. Box 0f 10. $5. 724-684-5531 CHINAWARE - Service for 6. Plates/Cups/Saucers/ Bowls from 1947. All for $15. 724-684-5531 DESSERT MAKER - Yonanas Deluxe Health, with collapsible bowls, spatula, recipes. Unopened Box. $35. 724-809-5746 THERAPEUTIC BODY PILLOW - MedCline J-Shaped, memory foam, Medium/Large. Sells for $119 new. $25. 724-809-5746 CHAINSAW - Husky. 45. $100. Starts. Wont stay running. 412-445-2701 LIONEL - culvert loader. $100. 412-445-2701.

November 2023 COPPER KETTLE - Antique oval, $60. Can send photo. 724-493-5343. KING SIZE COOLER - Vintage Cronco, $60, can send photo. 724-493-5343. SINGER SEWING MACHINE - 401, in antique table includes instruction book and many accessories, $40. Can send photos. 724-493-5343. PORTRAIT OF LUCILLE BALL AND DEZI - (signed and numbered) by Linda Koast, along with Lucille Ball throw with "Vitameatavegamin for Health" on it, $100. Call 724-493-5343. FIREPLACE - Electric - FEBO FLAME -Black Metal $70.00 Call 724-684-8243 STEELER LEATHER JACKET - Mens medium - NFL Like New $70. 724-684-8243 POWER WASHER - husky 1750 psi electric used twice, $100. 724-945-5282 LEAD SHOT - Good quality homemade #7.5 25 lbs. $40 724-945-5282 TOOL BOXES - (2) Craftsman stacked, Exc cond. $200. 724-945-5282 GENERATOR - Champion, Dual-fuel 4375 starting watts. 2 years old barely used. $325. 412-889-5035 AB LOUNGER EXERCISER - New, includes manual & DVD. Retails new on Amazon for $150 and up. $20 you pick up in South Hills. 717-903-9829 CHEST FREEZER - Like new 4.9 cubic feet from Lowes white $100. 412-335-2657 BICYCLE - Roadmaster chrome blue like new $75. 412-335-2657 FRONT PROPELLED MOWER - Like new $100. 412335-2657 SOFA SECTIONAL - Tan with bed in it, never used like new $100. 412-335-2657 DELTA HEAVY DUTY - 13 Amp, 10” miter saw. $110. 412-425-0342 RECIPROCATING SAW – 6 Amp, with rotating handle. $25. 412-425-0342 PORCH SWING – Chains, 2 seat pads, storage cover included. $100. 724-705-3707 CANNING PAN – and equipment, with box of regular size jars. $40. 412-513-7425 MODEL TRAINS – track, stock cars and transformer. $25. Call Rick 412-860-7974 or 412-513-7425 CANOE ACCESSORIES – 2 plastic paddles, 2 strap on seats w/ backs, and wheels for transporting canoe. $50. 724-344-8798 KAYAK HELMET – Red. $25 OBO. 724-344-8798 GENERATOR – 2200 watt, Powerhorse. Like new, blue. $250. 724-344-8798 CLIMBING TREES STAND – Summit Lite. $150. 724344-8798 RAPID RAILS LITE – 4 pcs. $75. 724-344-8798 CLIMBING STICK – 16’, steel. $30. 724-344-8798 PADDED SEAT – Loggy Lock On. $75. 724-3448798 LOGGY CLIMBER – Excellent Condition. $50. 724344-8798 TRAPS – (2) Victor 330 new, and (2) 330 42” supports, new. $40. 724-344-8798

November 2023 UMBRELLA STROLLER – Disney baby, Mickey Mouse. Comfort height. Like new. $10. 724-344-8691 CAR SEAT – Graco, SnugRide 35 lite for infants to 35 pounds. Used very little. Great condition. $40. 724344-8691 BABY BOUNCER CHAIR – Bright Starts, white animal print. $10. 724-344-8691 BEDSPREAD – Queen size, silky material, rose colored with raised design. Separate pillow shams with fringe. Excellent condition. $60 for both. 724-929-3891 MEN’S HUNTING BOOTS – New, Never worn. ‘Kamik’ size 11. Felt liner, made in Canada. $55. 412-3844374 JEEP BIKE RACK – ‘Mopar’, 2-inch receiver, holds 2 bikes. $100. 412-384-4374 WINDOW CANDLES – Bethlehem Lights, 6, bronze, batter operated with timer, dusk to dawn sensor with flicker option. Paid $70. Asking $25. 724-322-1253 HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS FOREST – with trees, reindeer, moose, snowbird and forest gnome. Paid $300. Asking $100 OBO. 724-322-1253 MCDONALD’S COLLECTIBLE TOYS – In original bags. Many over 20 years old. Choice of 10 for $3. 724929-8259 KENMORE DRYER. Used, Gas. Free. 412-877-5321

ADOPT A REAL FRIEND. We'll make you smile. Satisfaction guaranteed. Washington Area Humane Society 724 -222-7387

A few or your entire collection, I am willing to look at them. Can meet, or ship. Have a PayPal account. 724984-9085 please text or call. OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724-782-0539. OLD FISHING TACKLE - Lures, Reels, Tackle Boxes, Minnow Buckets, Fly Reels / Rods etc. the older the better. Call 412-414-8464 if no answer please leave a message.

NOTICES The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of the UPMC Mercy Board of Directors on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 4pm-5:15pm in the Clark Auditorium, Level 2, UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. If you are interested in attending, please call Lori Olszewski at 412-232-8510 to register. SEEKING NICE SENIOR GENTLEMAN – Aged 55 and over for trips, traveling, hiking, or social calls. If interested, please call me at 412-969-6248 SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-4506631 visit for details.

------------ PETS------------------ ITEMS WANTED -------FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-215-9385 U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-2159385 WANTED ANTIQUES – Sterling silver, old Christmas decorations, old lamps, oriental rugs, paintings, crocks with blue decorations, gold jewelry. Jim Gillespie at 412-9797050 or home 724-348-6203. WANTED - .410 game load shotshells. 724-945-5282 USED FIVE GALLON LANDSCAPE PLANT/TREE CONTAINERS/POTS - Need no more than 5 containers. Call or text 724-263-8295 POSTAGE STAMP COLLECTIONS – Buying all Postage Stamp Collections. Please e-mail ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE GLASS ITEMS - Pyrex, FireKing, Federal glass, McKee glass, Fenton etc. Will pick up. 724-420-2083 BUYING SPORTS CARDS – Baseball Cards, Basketball Cards and Football Cards. Don’t throw out that old box of cards from your kid or ex-husband! Give me a call first. Paying Cash. 412-760-2291 OLD HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines made by Mattel. Has the red ring on the tires. Made from 1968 to 1977. I mainly collect them during this era. Mostly any condition.


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 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. PURE BREED GERMAN SHEPARD PUPPIES - $600. male and female ready 10/6 with first shots obtained. 724-823-0227

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


DOG PLASTIC HEATING PAD – for outside breeding. A must for puppies. $50. 724-366-9524 ADOPT A REAL FRIEND. We'll make you smile. Satisfaction guaranteed. Washington Area Humane Society 724 -222-7387

------------ REAL ESTATE-------CEMETERY LOTS – Mon Valley memorial Park, Garden of the Cross – 4 lots, section 184C. $25 each lot. 412384-4374 MONOGAHELA VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK - Garden of the Cross, Burial Lot No. 125-B, Section G, Plots 1,2,3,4. Current value $1695.00 each. Willing to sell all 4 at 20% discount. 724-872-6270 SPACE FOR SUBLET – Belle Vernon area, great location. Available weekday mornings, weekday afternoons, and weekends. 412-758-8352

SERVICES BRICKLAYER – Chimney repair, glass block windows, 50 years experience. 724-331-8566 LAWN SOLDIER - Lawn mowing, mulching, hedge trimming, yard cleanup, tree service, retaining walls, and pressure washing. Call Todd at 724-797-6031 or John at 412-515-5222 for 10% early bird special or veterans and senior citizen discounts. CONCRETE WORK - Retaining walls, driveways, all types of cement repair work, free estimate, reasonable (412) 889-5035

Servicing the South Hills and entire Mon Valley Residential • Commercial Exterior • Interior Discounts for veterans and senior citizens Call Glenn at (412) 913-4327 or

KEEP IT SIMPLE HANDYMAN SERVICES -electric, plumbing, all your handyman needs. Call 412-253-5163 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. 724-2585336 dcheplic@ Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfers and Facebook:


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