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FREE! FEBRUARY 2020 Vol. 16, Issue 9

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McMurray Couple Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Funds for City Mission Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. City Mission Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dave Tenison and his wife Brenda Tenison of McMurray are climbing to the summit, an eight-day trek that nearly half of those who begin are unable to finish. The Tenisons want to use their adventure as an opportunity to raise funds for City Mission. "We firmly and wholeheartedly believe in what City Mission does every day to help restore people to independent living," say the Tenisons If you would like to follow their climb and help support the life-changing work of City Mission along the way, the Tenisons have created a GoFundMe page where you can become a part of the adventure. Follow their climb each day on our City Mission facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CityMission1941/

Dave and Brenda Tenison of McMurray are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Dinner Dance in Broughton Set for March Broughton VFD and VFW Post 1940 will be sponsoring a Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 28. There will be a live musical performance by the band ‘Mansfield 5.’ Doors will open at 6:00 pm with dinner provided by Cyd's catering at 6:30 pm. The band will start at 7:00 pm and plays until 11. Cost will be $30 per person in will include all mixers, coffee and beer. Guests can BYOB. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50. For tickets or more info, call Broughton VFD at 412655-4844 or VFW Post 1940 at 412-655-9922.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO FEBRUARY 5 DIS+ABILITIES AWARENESS MEETING – 1-4:00 p.m., Potter's House of Monongahela, 234 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Community Life will be present to share their services. Refreshments, Bingo, Social Networking. RSVP by February 4, 2020, 724-219-3290. Sponsored by Potter' House of Monongahela "dis+Abilities Network & Community Life. WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. Discussion and finalizing of plans for the upcoming anniversary celebration. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. For further information please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-6554224. INFO SESSION ON DEMENTIA – 2:00 PM, Whitehall Public Library. ‘Dementia Friends: An Information Luncheon’. You’ll learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communi-

cating with people living with dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. For more information, call 412-882-6622.

FEBRUARY 7 FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE - 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Come and join us for a Call 724-258-7054 for more information. WE CAN DO IT! WWII EXHIBIT – OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION – 7:00 PM at Donora Library, lower level Community Room. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Representatives from the Heinz History Center are expected to attend, along with university professors and distinguished guest. Live WWII-era songs will be sung by a local performing arts director. A “Taste of Donora” will also round out the event with heavy hors d’oeuvres. All our welcome. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted.

FEBRUARY 8 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER – 36:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: Free. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY 2nd Saturday of the month, subject to weather conditions. Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) at 9:00 a.m. The February project has not yet been determined. Interested volunteers should contact info@montourtrail.org after February 4 for more information.

FEBRUARY 9 VALENTINES FOR VETS – 1-4:00 p.m., The Good Ol’ Days House, 914 Broad Avenue, North Belle Vernon, PA. Join in and share a little love by creating handmade valentines and messages, to be delivered to local veterans who are receiving care in our area hospitals. Everyone is invited! A variety of materi-

als will be available to make the cards, and feel free to donate items or bring your own materials if you want to add a little of your own personality and creativity to the cards. CHLOE PROJECT BENEFIT DINNER - 16:00 p.m., The Chartier's Room, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Proceeds for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Our goal is to raise funds to help replenish the Forever Fund which aids heart families in their time of need. The Forever Fund helps assist families with meals, travel expenses, and child care expenses.

FEBRUARY 10 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB (PHGC) – 12:30 p.m., Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills, PA. The program “Wildlife in your Backyard” will be presented by Douglas Bergman, Wildlife Conservation. The program will begin at 12:30 pm. The PHGC always welcomes new members.

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February 2020 FEBRUARY 11 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 8:00 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd., in Bethel Park, Pa. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on silver coins. A 50/50 to be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Information may be obtained at www.montourtrail.org. CHARLEROI-MONONGAHELA LODGE #337 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS 7:30 p.m., Regular stated meeting, Masonic Hall located at 100 2nd St. in Monongahela, Pa. For more information call 724-809-9742. CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon will be open to the public on Tuesday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 25th . The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, please call to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call 724-929-4696

FEBRUARY 12 DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5:00-7:00 p.m., Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA 15102. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too. We accept donations of $1. per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No take out. To volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-833-6357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December. Accepting used eyeglasses and cases to help those in need. "DIS+ABILITIES" CONNECTION & FRIENDS SOCIAL CLUB – 1-4:00 p.m., Potter's House of Monongahela, 234 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Refreshments, Social Networking, Karaoke. All are welcome. Donations kindly appreciated. 724-219-3290

FEBRUARY 13 BETHEL PARK REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING - 7:30 p.m., Bethel Park Municipal Building, Council Chambers. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend.

FEBRUARY 14 MVH BLOOD DRIVE - 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,

LOCAL NEWS Monongahela Valley Hospital, ECC. In conjunction with the American Red Cross, MVH is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. To register, call 724-258-1282 or visit redcrosslife.org. VALENTINE'S DAY & FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY PARTY – 1-4:00 p.m., Potter's House of Monongahela, 234 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Refreshments, Music, Meet & Greet, Fun. RSVP by February 12, 2020. 724-219-3290. Donations kindly appreciated. VALENTINE LUNCHEON FOR YOUR GRIEVING HEART - 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., The Whitehall House, 4201 Brownsville Road. Join us for our complimentary luncheon at The Whitehall House with guest speaker, Jan McCarthy, MDW, LSW. Jan will bring hope into your Valentine’s Day and your heart. Make your reservations by calling 412-881-9022 and ask for Chris.

FEBRUARY 15 FLEA MARKET / SOUP & BAKE SALE 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., River Hill Church Of Christ, 2105 River Hill Road, Monongahela, PA 15063. For more information contact: Nancy Tencer, 412-302-8359 or nancyboissin@yahoo.com OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611.

FEBRUARY 16 SOUP AND CHILI SALE – order deadline. Pickup Saturday, Feb 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 South Third Avenue, Elizabeth Boro. The soup and/or chili will be sold in quarts only for a price of $7.00 each. Orders may be placed by calling 412-384-9616. Orders may be paid on pick-up. Make your check payable to “Bethesda Board of Deacons.” Broccoli Cheese Noodle, Butternut Squash, Chili, Hot Sausage, Potato, Split Pea with Ham, Stuffed Pepper and Vegetable soups.

FEBRUARY 17 SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB – 7:00 p.m., South Park Township Community Center. Norm R Candelore, Jr., Retail Operations Manager and Kim Geyer, Assistant Retail Operations Manager will represent Sarris and discuss the growth and scope of the company's activities. Attendees will be treated to a taste of Sarris products provided by the area's favorite "Candyman". More Event Listings on page 6

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ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd., Belle Vernon, PA. Monthly meeting, all members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611. rostraversportsmensca.org SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB – 9:30 a.m., 2020 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park, PA. Speaker is Mark Davis, RD. His topic is "Diet and Cancer Prevention." All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Linda at (412) 8826114 for more information.

FEBRUARY 20 COMMUNITY FOOD BANK MINISTRY – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA. Help is needed setting up, with distribution & tear down. Any amount of time is appreciated & welcomed.

RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA. Speaker Jack Puglisi is well versed as a history speaker and teacher at Allegheny County Community College. He will speak about the Presidential Election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Cost $8, payable at door. The Retired Men’s Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling 412-362-0788 and leave a voice mail. SOUTH PARK DEMOCRATIC MEETING – 7:00 p.m., Township Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. Open to the Public. Meet candidates and join a discussion about Social Media and Misinformation.

FEBRUARY 22 8TH ANNUAL MEN’S SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET – doors open 4:30 p.m., Calvary Bible Church, 990 4th St. Ext., North Charleroi, Men’s Ministry, Bucks and Ducks. The banquet includes games, a wild game

dinner, prizes and guest speaker, Mitchell Johnson. All men are invited to attend; however, reservations are required. There is a $10.00 Entry Fee at the door (Young men 1216 free). To make reservations, call 724-2437684 or e-mail bucksducks7@gmail.com. Mitchell will also be speaking on Sunday, February 23rd at the 10:00 AM Worship Service.

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER – 17:00 p.m., Hoot Owl, 129 4th Ave, New Eagle, PA. Sponsored by Knights Creed MCO. Cost: $8.00 per person. $4.00 for kids. Under 5 is free. Includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and drink. Take out available. 50/50 drawing and Chinese Auction. All proceeds benefit Wee Care Daycare. For more information contact Bob Brooks (Bubba) @ 412-475-0507. WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 1:00 p.m., Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Join The West Jefferson Hills Historical Society

to celebrate the birthdays of two beloved presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Society and community members are invited to enjoy an afternoon of the birthday party fun, food and frivolity. Participants will learn fascinating facts about Washington and Lincoln. Attendees may take part in presidential trivia and games-all while sampling cherry pie and other traditional birthday goodies.

FEBRUARY 23 SWEET SUNDAY DESSERT FESTIVAL - 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. Join City Mission in bringing hope to the homeless, by sponsoring our 26th Annual Sweet Sunday Dessert Festival scheduled for February 23, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe. Admission $5/person, $20 for family 4 or more. Children under 3, free. Kids Corner, Auction Baskets, over 20 Dessert Vendors. For more info, visit: www.citymission.org


February 2020 INDOOR GARAGE SALE FLEA MARKET – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park, PA. Benefits The Bethel Park Historical Society and The Schoolhouse Arts & History Center, a 501Š3 Non-Profit Organization. Holiday DÊcor, Houseware/Glassware, Gardening Items, Clothing/Shoes, NEW! Children’s Toys and Games, Steelers/Sports Items

FEBRUARY 24 PETERS CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7:30 p.m. social hall, Wright's United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and guests are invited to bring items of antique or historical interest for the annual February Show And Tell program. For more info please visit: peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org

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FEBRUARY 29 RARE DISEASE DAY FUNDRAISER – Elrama Tavern, 1520 PA-837, Elrama, PA 15038. 15% of all food sales for the entire day will be donated to the Clinic for Special Children. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 3-7:00 p.m., Gill Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Social Hall, Includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, roll, beverage hot or cold. $10/person, children 10 and under $5. For more info call 412-6552929. Proceeds Fire Hall operations. OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611.

CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public on Tuesday, February 25th The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition is asked to call 724-929-4696/

ROAST BEEF DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Gary's Chuck Wagon Restaurant, S Second St, West Newton, PA. Hosted by the West Newton Library. Roast Beef Dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, roll and butter, cole slaw, soft drink and dessert. All for $15.00. Buy your tickets now at Gary's Gary’s 724-872-8920 or for tickets 724-633-0798.

YOUTH CHESS TOURNAMENT – 9:30 a.m., doors open at 9:00 a.m., Students in kindergarten through grade 8 are invited! Matches will be paired according to divisions - junior (K-4) and senior (5-8). The top two finishers in each division will qualify for the Westmoreland County Library Chess Championship on March 28, 2020. All participants must be Westmoreland County residents. Registration may be completed online, in-person, or by mail. Visit us at http://www.rostraverlibrary.org.

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"DIS+ABILITIES" CONNECTION & FRIENDS SOCIAL CLUB – 1-4:00 p.m., Potter's House of Monongahela, 234 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Refreshments, Social Networking, Karaoke. Donations appreciated. 724-219-3290

PANCAKE DINNER - 4-7:00 p.m., Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA. Includes pancakes, sausage, drinks. $8 for adults; $5 for kids 6 to 12. Kids under 5 are Free. Handicap accessible. Eat in or take out. Sugar-free syrup available. 412-653-4797.

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MARCH 1 SPAGHETTI DINNER – 1-5:30 p.m., Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room. Held by the Pleasant Hills Lions Club. $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 or under. Tickets may be purchased from Lions Club members or at the door. Take-out available. Attendees are asked to consider bringing donations of non-perishable food items. To learn more, visit our FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/pleasanthillslionsclub or call Janet Hayes, 412-303-8367.



     

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Cook Announces $383,946 in State Funding for 49th District Fire and Ambulance Companies Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) has announced that 27 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 49th District have qualified to receive $383,946 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. “I am thrilled to announce that 27 volunteer fire and ambulance companies in our district have received funding,” said Cook. “Funding for our local fire and ambulance companies is critical as volunteers are fewer and fewer.” All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt. Following is a list of district grants in Fayette and Washington counties for fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail Host Work Party Montour Trail volunteers removed a pickup truck load of trash from under the Library Viaduct during their January 2020 monthly work party. The trash, including seat cushions, chairs, a golf bag and a sliding board, was left there by trespassers using the site as a hangout.

FAYETTE • Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, $11,783.31. • Brownsville Ambulance Service, $9,192.44. • DL&V Volunteer Fire Department, $12,878.74. • Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department, $11,783.31. • Fayette City Volunteer Fire Company, $11,783.31. • Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000. • Grindstone Community Volunteer Fire Company, $11,509.46. • Newell VFC, $11,509.46. • Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department, $12,467.96. • Smock Volunteer Fire Department, $13,426.46. WASHINGTON • Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department, $13,700.31. • California Volunteer Fire Department, $12,331.03. • Charleroi Fire Department, $13,289.53. • Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Company, $11,783.31. • Donora Fire Company, $11,920.24. • Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Company, $11,509.46. • Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,878.74. • Lock 4 Volunteer Fire Company, $13,426.46. • Marianna Volunteer Fire Company, $11,646.38. • Monogahela Fire Department, $11,783.31. • New Eagle Fire Department, $11,783.31. • Roscoe Volunteer Fire Company Inc., $12,331.03. • Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department, $23,557.17. • Tri-Community Ambulance, $9,192.44. • Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department, $12,194.10. • Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township, $13,700.31. • West Brownsville Volunteer Fire Company, $11,509.46. All fire and rescue departments must be actively reporting to PennFIRS to be eligible to receive this grant. If this requirement is not met they will not receive their 2019-20 grant funds. In order to be compliant, the organization must report all incidents using PennFIRS, from Jan. 1, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. This information must be entered into PennFIRS and reported to OSFC by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.


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Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Helps Renovate ICU/PCU/CCU Family Lounge

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Workers add a bright touch of ‘Cal U red’ to an entrance at Washington Hospital, where a new awning and interior signage identify California University of Pennsylvania’s School of Radiologic Technology.

Standing in the renovated Family Lounge on the third floor of Monongahela Valley Hospital are (l. to r.) Kristen Joseph, president, Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Club; and from MVH Sherry Watkins, assistant vice president of Nursing; and Corinne Laboon, vice president of Marketing/Community Relations.

When a loved one is in the Intensive Care Progressive Care or Cardiac Care units, the wait to visit with them can be long and tiresome. To help make the waiting process more pleasant for these visitors, the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Club helped renovate Monongahela Valley Hospital’s third-floor Family Lounge. The Club provided the funds to remove the existing flooring, purchase and install wooden laminate flooring as well as lamps, a decorative storage cabinet and an assortment of games. The Rotary purchased the items through a Matching Grant from Rotary District 7305. Corinne Laboon, who is a member of the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary and MVH’s vice president of Marketing/Community Relations, suggested the renovation project to her Club when they were discussing the application of a grant to fund a community project. “There are many needs in the communities our Rotary serves; but our members felt that funding a project at Monongahela Valley Hospital would have the greatest community impact,” explained Kristen Joseph, president of the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary. In addition to the Rotary’s contributions to the Lounge, the Hospital replaced the room’s chairs. Nicolette Altemara, RN, nurse manager of the Progressive Care Unit, has heard favorable comments from visitors about the room’s facelift since its completion in mid-January. “Families love the renovation,” Mrs. Altemara said. “The inviting atmosphere helps to take their minds off of what they are going through.” Sherry Watkins, the assistant vice president of Nursing who oversees the critical care units, is pleased that the Rotary stepped up to help refresh the Lounge. “We strive to provide a positive experience for everyone who visits our hospital — including patients and their loved ones. For the amount of time that some people spend in our Family Lounge, they deserve a comfortable and stress-free place to relax.

Cody Barbiaux, an installer with Advance Signs, works on directional signage at Washington Hospital to identify California University of Pennsylvania’s School of Radiologic Technology.

A new awning and exterior and interior signage was installed recently at Washington Health System to identify California University of Pennsylvania’s School of Radiologic Technology. The accredited two-year program prepares radiologic technologists — also known as radiographers or X-ray technicians — for high-demand careers in healthcare. Cal U students attend classes and learn diagnostic imaging skills at Washington Hospital and gain hands-on experience at other clinical locations to earn an associate degree. Learn more about the program at www.calu.edu/academics.

Cook Announces $35,000 in ‘PAsmart’ Initiative Grants for Seven Local Schools Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced recently that seven local schools within the 49th District will each receive a $35,000 grant as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart Initiative. The PAsmart Initiative provided $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units across the Commonwealth. The targeted grants represent one component of the initiative, which will provide $20 million to bring high-quality computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in elementary, middle, and high schools and professional development for teachers. “This is excellent news for our local school districts,” said Cook. “These grants will provide a greater opportunity for students from all backgrounds to learn the critical skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce.” The school districts in the 49th District which received the grant are as follows: Bentworth School District, Bethlehem-Center School District, Brownsville Area School District, Charleroi School District, Frazier School District, Mon Valley CTC and Ringgold School District.


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City Mission’s 26th Annual ‘Sweet Sunday’ Dessert Festival – Feb. 23

“Everyone should come to City Mission’s Sweet Sunday Dessert Festival, because it’s a wonderful, fun, exciting event, and something is happening every minute,” said Dr. Sally Mounts, City Mission’s Chief Development Officer. The Washington City Mission will host the 26th Annual Sweet Sunday event on February 23 from 12-5pm. The event returns this year to the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. If you are looking for a deliciously easy way to help the homeless or even just an exciting, winter event for you and your family, this event is for you. “My favorite thing about Sweet Sunday is watching the community come together so selflessly to support City Mission,” said Dr. Mounts. “I’m always amazed at how generous our sponsors, dessert vendors, entertainers, volunteers and guests are!” Last year’s Sweet Sunday, which drew a crowd of more than 2,300 guests, featured 22 dessert vendors,

hours of live entertainment, a photo booth, and fun activities for kids. Every dollar raised at the event was used to support the work of City Mission. “A homeless man, woman, child, or veteran will be helped by every dollar you spend,” Dr. Mounts explained. Dave Green, a City Mission resident and employee, came to last year’s Sweet Sunday with his Aunt. He wanted to introduce her to all the City Mission staff members who had saved his life. “I am so grateful for the Mission. I owe my life to this place,” he said. When he walked in the door, he could not believe how many people had come out to support the Mission. “I was amazed,” he said. “It was almost overwhelming that this many people care enough about us and want to support this organization.” “One of the things that makes Sweet Sunday so popular is that there really is something for everyone,” said

City Mission’s Event Manager, Deana Wheeler. The festival features live main stage entertainment, a live dessert competition with celebrity judges, a huge basket auction, silent auction items, kids’ activities, and a ballroom full of desserts. New features you can expect this year include a “Sweet Spot Scavenger Hunt” for kids and families and a “Golden Ticket” give-away. The Wreath of Wealth is back again and so is the café, where you can purchase non-dessert food items like chips and hot dogs. The celebrity judges this year will be local first-responders. The annual dessert festival, City Mission’s largest fundraiser of the year, has grown significantly since the inaugural Sweet Sunday was held 26 years ago at the Holiday Inn on Racetrack Road. Cindy Pfrimmer, one of the founders of the event and a former City Mission Board Member, remembers the excitement of that very first Sweet Sunday. “At the very

Registration Now Open for Men's Church Softball League The Men's Church Softball League of the South Hills is open for registration for the 2020 season. Registration is open to teams, individual players or a group of players who want to play. The games are played as doubleheaders primarily on Saturdays (evenings), based on schedule and requests. The season generally runs from May through July with everyone making the playoffs. Games are played in Bethel Park or Bridgeville. Entry fee is per team or by individual. Come join in the competition, fun and fellowship. For more information, Contact Bob Keibler, League Commissioner at 724-5186072 or via e-mail at rkeibler@nacahtech.com.

end of the event,” she said, “we literally were standing on the stage, jumping up and down like kids, going ‘can you believe this!’ “Nothing will beat the feeling of that first year,” she added. “It was just such a great meshing together. It was beautiful to see the pride that the residents and volunteers had in all the work they had done leading up to the event. That was my favorite moment of the whole thing.” Tickets to this wonderful event are just $5 to get in the door. You can also purchase $1, $5, $10, and $20 punch cards, which allow you to sample the desserts from our wide array of vendors. The premier sponsor for the event this year will be Makripodis Olive Oil, who has generously supported Sweet Sunday as the premier sponsor for the past three years. And once again, Bob Gregg from WJPA will be broadcasting live from the event. Visit www.citymission.org for more details or call at 724-222-8530.


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Dis+Abilities Network Kickoff Event Held in Monongahela

February 2020

Local Organizations Receive Donations From First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association At a recent convention of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA), $1 million in donations were awarded. Several local organizations were recipients of some of these donations. Pictured are some of the area donations:

Dis+Abilities Network Director Norene Price works hard to advocate for the disabled as well as run a social club.

By Jill Runfola

Enjoying the Dis+Abilities Network kickoff event are: (in front) Norene Price, Director of Dis+Abilities Network, (2nd row L to R) Carmen Grogan, Home & Community Aide, and Barbara Lancaster, volunteer, (in back) Melisa Saciccioli, from Belle Vernon, Rick Giovannucci, volunteer and Steven Price, Direct Care Worker and Norene’s son.

Potter’s House of Monongahela is the site of Dis+Abilities Network, a new, free social club for persons with disabilities and their friends. There are no age restrictions or residential requirements. On Thurs., Jan. 9, Potter House Director Norene Price held a meet & greet to plan monthly events, socialize, explain the club’s function, and just have a fun time. Volunteers, social service members, and friends also enjoyed a pizza party with music and other refreshments. Price, who resides in Greensburg, The disability social club’s site says that she originally ran front window on 234 W. Main St., Dis+Abilities Network from her Monongahela. home. Then, when she found Potter’s House, she saw potential. “The cozy place is a good location and dependent on all volunteers who are always involved in the community and making a difference—that’s what it’s all about,” said Price. Carmen Grogan, Home & Community Activities Aide at SPHS (Southwestern Pa Human Services) who was in attendance suggested some events for the club which included: exercise, board games, crafts, dining out, and (non-alcoholic) sip and paint. A Valentine’s Day event is in the works for February. They recently hosted nice Thanksgiving and Christmas parties. Price concluded that people with disabilities need to know that they’re important and can make a difference, too. Volunteer opportunities are available, even just for a couple hours when you can. Donations are also kindly accepted. Contact Norene Price at 724-2193290 or visit the Potter’s House in person or online. You may also book an appointment to hold your own event at this location.

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Dorothy Urbanowicz, FCSLA National Auditor presents a check for $15,000 to Rev. Michael Crookston of Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Monessen and a $5,000 check for St. Sebastian Church in Belle Vernon.

Dorothy Urbanowicz presents check in the mount of $1,000 to the Shawl Ministry of Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Monessen.

Presenting a $4,000 donation check to Daniel Zglowicz, president, Monessen Historical Society, are FCSLA Senior Branch 88 officers (L to R): Rosemary Betza-Jr. Order Fin Sec., Daniel Zglowicz, Dorothy Urbanowicz President of Br. 88 and FCSLA National Auditor, Cindy Pawelec Branch 88 Auditor and Flora Funtal Branch 88 Recording Sec.

FCSLA recently awarded $1,000,000 in donations at their convention. Kathryn Hunek is pictured presenting $5,000 donation to Rev. Richard Ulam of Seven Dolors Church in Yukon.

Finleyville Food Pantry Distribution Change for February The Finleyville Pantry of the Greater Washington County Food Bank is moving their truck load distribution in February to the Finleyville Middle School parking lot across from the parking lot where we have been holding it. The new day will be the first Thursday of the month, February 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We have tried to call all the clients and we have some with changed numbers, so they were not all reached. For further information, call Lorraine at 724-632-2190 ext. 107


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Soup and Chili Sale in Elizabeth

Brentwood High School Class of 1970 Seeking Classmates Brentwood High School Class of 1970 50th reunion committee is looking for fellow classmates. For more information on the reunion, please contact Kerry Bauer at kbauer523@gmail.com.

West Mifflin School Pastor Spent Three Days in the Belly of a ‘Whale’ to Raise Funds By Charlotte Hopkins Pastor Bill Galus, of the Walnut Grove Christian School in West Mifflin, created a unique fundraising idea in the hopes of raising $10,000 for his school and daycare center. He spent three days and three nights inside the belly of a whale - just like Jonah! Though the Pastor's whale was built out of PVC pipes, screen Pastor Bill Galus pictured with the door mesh, and paper mache. handmade whale that he would later stay inside of for three days and The school Daycare Director, three nights, as a fundraiser for the Christine Miller, and the Art Walnut Grove Christian Daycare. Team painted the features of the whale. Pastor Bill went inside the whale on Thursday, January 17, and came out on Sunday, January 20, after church service. The only supplies he took with him were his phone, flashlight, and bottled water. He planned to fast for the 3 days so that God would touch his heart. For Pastor Bill, this is more than a fundraiser. He explained, “It's not about me. It's not about Walnut Grove. It's about the Lord.”

The deacons at Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Borough are holding an advance order take out soup and chili sale. The soup and/or chili will be sold in quarts only for a price of $7 each. The choices are as follows: Broccoli Cheese Noodle, Butternut Squash, Chili, Hot Sausage, Potato, Split Pea with Ham, Stuffed Pepper and Vegetable soups. The deadline for orders is Sunday, February 16. The pick-up time will be on Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 AM until 12 noon. Orders may be placed by calling 412-3849616. A return call will be made to confirm the order if a message is left on the answering machine. Orders may be paid on pick-up. If paying by check, please make your check payable to “Bethesda Board of Deacons.” Bethesda United Presbyterian Church is located at 314 South Third Avenue in Elizabeth the bottom of the Route 51 North Off Ramp (before the Elizabeth Bridge) and across from Dollar General.

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Peters Creek Historical Society Plans First Meeting of 2020 The 2019 Soup and Stroll Committee of the Peters Creek Historical Society extends their thanks to the community at large for their support and attendance of ‘Soup and Stroll’ event, held in December at the Enoch Wright House, a national and state registered site and the headquarters of the society. Community support and interest are vital to continued historic preservation efforts and very much appreciated. The first Peters Creek Historical Society meeting of the year is Monday, February 24, 7:30 pm in the social hall, Wright's United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and guests are invited to bring items of antique or historical interest for the annual February Show and Tell program. Additional pictures of Soup and Stroll and a peek into the who and what of the society can be found at their website: www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

Annual Easter Roll and Bake Sale at Jefferson United Methodist Jefferson United Methodist Church, located at 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, will be holding their annual Easter Bake Sale on Saturday, April 4, from 9am - 1pm. A variety of homemade baked goods will be available for purchase including: Easter rolls available in nut, apricot and poppy seed varieties, cookies, candy, and pies. Come early for the best selection! Easter rolls are available for pre-order purchase ($10/each) by calling 412-653-3222 x3. Orders will be accepted in advance through Sunday, March 29, 2020. Pick up is April 4 from 9am1pm.

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Friends of South Park to Sponsor Their Final Oldies Dance March 28 The Friends of South Park, the County Park will be sponsoring an Oldies Dance on Saturday, March 28 from 7-11pm at the Home Economics Building in South Park. (Behind the County Police Station). The cost will be $30 per person and includes a full-catered dinner by Cyd West. BYOB, even beer please. Our DJ's will be Candy and Mike from WEDO radio station. This will be our last oldies dance, so reserve your table quickly! For tickets, contact Madam Chairperson, Sharon Adams @ sadams6528@verizon.net or call her at 412 897-2403 to reserve your tickets. You may send your check made payable to: ‘The Friends of South Park’, and your tickets will be mailed to you! Mail to: Sharon Adams, 6528 Ventura Drive Pittsburgh, Pa 15236 You can also use our PayPal by going to www.southparkfriends.org to purchase your tickets.

Valley Garden Club Scholarship Offered The Valley Garden Club, for the ninth year, will be awarding a scholarship to assist a student pursuing an education in the study of horticulture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management or allied sciences. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded for the full academic year and will be given to the student to further his or her education. Students attending Belle Vernon, Monessen, California, Frazier, Ringgold or Charleroi High Schools can contact their guidance office for scholarship application and information. The application, essay regarding student’s career goals, two recommendations and an official transcript must be received by April 17, 2020. The Valley Garden Club, established in 1974, meets once a month at Lynnwood Lutheran Church in Belle Vernon.

Adult Dance Classes Offered in Bethel Park Adults keep moving and let’s dance for fun and fitness! Two new sessions are starting with Joyce and Donna. Classes are to begin Monday February 17 at Ms. Beverly’s School of Dance in Bethel Park, PA. • 7:00 p.m. – Line dance and more • 7:45 p.m. - Tap Text 724-344-7910 or email iwanadance@hotmail.com for more information. DMA affiliate.


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VFW Post 764 in McMurray Hosts Children's Christmas Party

The Auxiliary helped VFW Post 764 McMurray host their Annual Children's Christmas Party for over 50 children. Guests enjoyed a visit by ‘Santa Claus,’ ‘Mrs. Claus,’ a balloon lady and participated at a cookie decorating table. Pictured above are Sandy Roberto, Jo Ann Ricci, Barb Meier, ‘Mrs. Claus’-Sandra Coglio, Shirley Mur, Linda McMinn, Lizzy Hrabik aka ‘Twinkles the elf’, and ‘Santa Claus’ Kenny Pollock.

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Belle Vernon Business to Host ‘Valentines for Vets’ Event For the fifth year in a row, The Good Ol’ Days House, a private vacation house rental located at 914 Broad Avenue in North Belle Vernon, is inviting residents from all over the Mon Valley to participate in an afternoon of fun decorating handmade valentines for our military Veterans on Sunday, February 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Attendees can make handmade valentines and messages, to be delivered to local Veterans who are receiving care in our area hospitals. A variety of materials will be available to make the cards, and feel free to donate items or bring your own materials if you want to add a little of your own personality and creativity to the cards. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be provided! This former family home of five brothers and WWII veterans participated as the hosting site for the annual “Sock It To a Vet” Sock Collection Day, collecting over 810 pairs of socks from local groups and Mon Valley donors on Veterans Day November 2019. The socks were delivered to the Veterans Place of Washington Blvd. in Pittsburgh. Additionally, the annual Christmas Pajama Party Drive has benefited the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania with thousands of new pajamas for women and children since 2009. The people of the Mid Mon Valley certainly have big “hearts” and care about those in our area less fortunate.

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Donora Public Library Hosts Judge Traci McDonald Kemp in Honor of MLK Day

Guest speaker, Judge Traci McDonald Kemp (left) is greeted by Mary Jean Delsandro, Donora Library Board Member.

Donora resident Dr. Floyd Jackson played a violin tribute to MLK.

By Jill Runfola When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, he had paved the way for others’ dreams to come true with his words and actions. That is the case for the guest speaker at the “distinguished speaker series” at the salute to Dr. King event hosted by Donora Public Library, on Monday, Jan. 20. The Commander of Charleroi American featured speaker was Washington Legion Frank Paterra spoke during County Court of Common Pleas the MLK presentation. Judge Traci McDonald Kemp, the first African American woman to serve in that position. Judge McDonald Kemp is also the first black woman to hold a county-wide office. “King was a civil rights leader whose movements and speeches and words changed a nation,” said McDonald Kemp. “A person who, through the movements that he had, was able to bring us to the situation where a person like me could be a judge in Washington County.”

Super Gift Basket Raffle at West Newton Library West Newton Library's 4th Annual ‘Library Super Gift Basket Raffle’ will be held on Sunday March 15, 2020 at Turkeytown VFD located at 90 Supervisor Drive, West Newton, Pa 15089. Doors open at 12 noon and the first Gift Basket Drawing will take place at 2:30pm sharp. There will be tip boards, 50/50 super special games of chance and a very large variety of baskets. Buy tickets in advance $10. Includes 25 general raffle tickets and light lunch. Tickets at the door will be $15. Tickets are on sale at Gary's Chuckwagon Restaurant, 2nd St., West Newton, PA daily 7:30am to 8pm, or West Newton Library 124 N Water St, West Newton, Mon and Thurs 12-5, Wed 12-7, Sat 10-2.For more information call Gary at 724-872-8920 or the library 724-6330798

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House Passes Cook’s Bill to Honor Sgt. 1st Class Thomas McDonough Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that the House unanimously passed his legislation to honor Sgt. 1st Class Thomas McDonough. Cook’s bill will designate a bridge on a portion of State Route 8042 over U.S. Route 40 in Washington County as the ‘SFC Thomas McDonough Memorial Bridge’. A native of West Brownsville in Washington County, McDonough enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 where he served with the Ordnance Bomb Disposal Detachment, 1st Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment in both WWII and the Korean War. McDonough gave his life in service to the country on Sept. 6, 1950. “I am excited to share that the House has passed my bill to honor SFC McDonough,” said Cook. “Our community is grateful for the service and sacrifice that he gave for our country and our freedom. Is it my hope that this bridge designation will be a constant reminder to us of this man’s great service to our country.” House Bill 1915 now goes before the state Senate for consideration.

Soap Box Derby Recruiting New Boy and Girl Drivers For 2020 Race The Greater Pittsburgh Soap Box Derby is recruiting new drivers for the 2020 race to be held in June. Soap box derby is a chance for families to work on a project together and then race down the Eden Park Blvd. in Mckeesport The local race is how drivers qualify to represent the Greater Pittsburgh Area at the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, OH, in mid-July. Racers there participate in a week of racing, parades, family events, and compete with kids from around the globe for $36,000 of college scholarships and other wonderful prizes. The All-American is an event that truly provides families with lifetime memories. Please reach out to any families with kids ages 7-18 who you think may want to race. Email Jos.McCurdy@eastman.com or pghsoapboxderby@yahoo.com for more info. If you would like to help the derby, you can make a donation payable to: Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby Association and mail to, 4720 Greensprings Ave. West Mifflin, PA 15122. Donations will be used to assist in conducting the race, to help purchase cars and race wheels and to support covering expenses to send our racers to the World Championships.

Paska Bread – Easter Bake Sale at St. Gregory Orthodox Church St. Gregory Orthodox Church of Homestead is having an Easter bake sale of Paska bread. Raisin $10, Plain $12. Orders taken by Helen Sucevic at 412-884-2052. Pick up is on April 7.


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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM We Can Do It! WWII– Opening Night Reception The Donora Historical Society, in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh and the Donora Public Library, will be hosting the “We Can Do It! WWII” traveling exhibit from Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the lower level Community Room at the Donora Library. This is our attempt to not only bring people to Donora for their interest in history, but to also involve the local community in showing the “good” that Donora and the Mid-Mon Valley has to offer to the rest of the Mon Valley and beyond with history, culture and goodwill. Our Opening Night reception will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Heinz History Center are expected to attend, along with university professors and distinguished guest. Live WWII-era songs will be sung by a local performing arts director. A “Taste of Donora” will also round out the event with heavy hors d’oeuvres. All our welcome. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted. To learn more about the exhibit and the schedule of events, please consult our website and click on “WWII Exhibit 2020”.

Annual Membership and Fund Drive Started in 1946, forward-looking thinkers in Donora had the presence to start collecting artifacts related to our town and assembling them into a collection that we are proud to display to this day at the Smog Museum of the Donora Historical Society. January marked the start of our annual membership and fund drive that helps preserve that collection. If you were a Historical Society member in 2019, we thank you for your support.

If you haven’t been a recent member, we are reaching out to you to see if you might be interested in supporting some of the new and exciting things that we have planned at the Smog Museum in 2020. Consult our website and then click on the “About Us” page to read about our past accomplishments -- all completed by a volunteer staff, and information about how to join the Society ($15/person or $25/family), to simply make a donation or become a volunteer. You can request a formal membership/donation form by sending us an email or call us and leave a voice message. Or you can simply make a check out to the "Donora Historical Society" and mail it to: Donora Historical Society, P.O. Box 522, Donora, PA 15033 If you have any questions about past accomplishments, future projects, or anything else at the Historical Society, feel free to stop by, send us an email or give us a call and someone will be more than happy to return your message and talk to you in depth about anything you might like to discuss. Your continued support goes a long way in keeping the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum up and running and preserving Donora’s past.

is limited. You will be contacted to confirm the date(s) of the tour(s). If you have any questions about our Eldora Park Walking Tours, please consult our website and click the “Eldora Park Walking Tour” tab, or contact the Historical Society.

Additional Info If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.co m, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals in Donora and Carroll Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause? The Donora Senior Center is in desperate need of volunteers for their home delivered meals program for the Donora and Carroll township areas. (This program is also referred to “meals on wheels.”) The 3 routes take a little over an hour. You can volunteer once a week, once every other week, once a month. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers that drive. Drivers and runners are needed Mondays through Fridays. Please call the Donora Senior Center at 724-379-6446 or contact us at donorasr@sphs.org.

Eldora Park Walking Tours Our fourth annual Eldora Park Walking Tours (3) are scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at 12 noon and Saturday, April 18 at 12 noon. The tours start at the Smog Museum in Donora with a photo and newspaper article presentation on Eldora Park. We will then drive the three miles to conduct the walking tour portion in the Eldora section of Carroll Township on the historic Wickerham farm. The cost is $12 per person and you should allow two hours for the presentation and walking tour. Please contact the Historical Society to RSVP as space

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$150,000 in Grants Available Through WCCF’s Charity of Excellence Awards The Washington County Com munity Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 by naming 25 non-profit organizations as a Charity of Excellence. Each honoree will receive an unrestricted grant of at least $5,000, with one organization receiving the top prize of a $25,000 unrestricted grant. One of the 25 selected organizations will also receive the People’s Choice Award for $5,000. In total, the WCCF will distribute $150,000 to local charities through this special grant cycle. To apply for a Charity of Excellence award, the organization must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit and file a Federal Form 990. It is required to provide at least one charitable program in Washington County and must have operated for at least five years. Interested non-profits should submit an online application via www.wccf.net by March 1. The application must include a compelling written volunteer testimonial. The Foundation will evaluate applicants on four criteria: quality and variety of programming; community

impact as gauged by the number of people served relative to the operating budget; volunteer engagement; and the organization’s financial improvement over the last five years. The 25 Charity of Excellence awardees will be announced in June. Community members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite Charity of Excellence through an online People’s Choice Award contest. Complete details on the People’s Choice Award will be released later in the year. The top prize of $25,000 and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 will be revealed at the WCCF Silver Anniversary Banquet in November. The grants are made possible by the Alvin and Carol Berthold Fund. Lifelong residents of McDonald, the Berthold’s were longtime supporters of the WCCF. Their fund, valued at more than $5 million, is the largest discretionary grant-making fund of the WCCF. In recognition of the Bertholds’ extraordinary philanthropy, the Foundation will recognize the couple posthumously at its November banquet.

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$10K Donation for Computers at MCRS

Dorothy Urbanowicz, National Auditor on the Board of Directors of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association presents a $10,000 convention donation check to Madonna Catholic Regional School for the purchase of computers for their third grade class. Pictured (L to R): Patty Alcorn, third grade teacher at MCRS, Dorothy Urbanowicz, and Kathy Miller, MCRS Principal.

Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Recognizes Students of the Month On January 21, the Monessen/Rostraver Rotary recognized four students from the School District of the City of Monessen for their academic achievements and extracurricular activities. The students included seniors Aubrey Pictured, Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Vice President Gerry Stasicha (back row left) and Hockenberry and Monessen School District Superintendent Darrion Allensworth. Dr. Leanne Spazak (back row right) pose with The eighth grade stuthe January 2020 Rotary Students of the dents were Lacey Month including Joshua Walters (back row cenCaterino and Joshua ter) and front row (l tor r) Aubrey Hockenberry, Walters. The students Darrion Allensworth and Lacey Caterino. attended the Rotary’s weekly meeting to accept their certificates and pens. During the meeting, each student briefly discussed his or her extracurricular activities and career goals with the Rotarians.


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Charthene Club Honors ‘Girl of the Month’ The Charthene Club is a women's organization based in Charleroi that is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of this community and the surrounding area. At their recent club meetings, the Youth and Education Committee announced the Charthene Club ‘Girl of the Month’ recipients for November, December and January.

November Girl of the Month Jamie Protz is an Honor Roll and National Honor Society student at Charleroi Area School District. She received the Women in Science Day Award through Seton Hill University. In additional she is a Penn State 4.0 club member and a Rotary Student of the Month. Jamie participates in SADD, Teen Outreach, Relay of Life, Executive Committee serving as Presidnet, and Yearbook Committee. Jamie’s community involvement includes, CASD Camp Invention, the Joseph Perrotta Memorial Pinto Jamie L. Protz all Star Baseball tournament as a volunteer organizer, helped at the Michael Shipe Memorial Dinner, and was a server for Little Great Race. She also works at Eat’ n Park. Jamie is the daughter of James and Joyce Protz of Dunlevy. Her future plans are to attaned Robert Morris University to study Civil Engineering.

December Girl of the Month Bella Skobel is an honor roll and National Honor Society student at Charleroi Area School District. She received the Women in Science Award from Seton Hill University. Bella is a Relay for Life Captian and the Treasurer of the Student Council. She participated in Basketball (captain), Track, and Soccer (captain). Her other activities include Peer Jury, Executive Committee, and Cougar Crazies. Bella’s work in the community includes Charleroi Bella Skobel Clean-up Day, Little Great Race, and Charleroi Youth Recreation Basketball league. She is the daughter of Chris and Heather Skobel of Charleroi. She plans to attend a four year university to pursue a degree in accounting and finance.

January Girl of the Month Kaitlin Wagner is a highest honor student and senior at Charleroi Area School District where she participates in the REACH program and the Penn State 4.0 Club. She has been a Team Captain for Relay for Life and currently is President of the Student Council. Kaitlin plays basketball and soccer where she is the team Captain. She also participates in the Executive Committee and Peer Jury. Kaitlin's community involvement includes, Charleroi Youth Basketball, The Little Great Race, Kaitlin Wagner and Monongahela Valley Hospital where she volunteers in many different activities. Kaitlin is the daughter of Brittany and Bill Wagner of Monongahela. Her future plans are to attend a 5-year Master's Program to become a physician's assistant.

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2020 Shelter Rentals for Washington County Parks The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is now accepting 2020 shelter reservations for Mingo Creek, Ten Mile Creek and Cross Creek County Parks. The Parks and Recreation Office is located in Room 705 of the Washington County Courthouse Square. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Beginning February 3, reservations will be accepted in person, by mail or by phone with a credit card. Reservations are on a “first come – first serve” basis. Payment in full is due at the time of reservation Washington County Park Shelter Rental Applications are also available online in a pdf format at www.co.washington.pa.us. Locate the menu on the top of the page, go to ‘departments’, scroll to ‘Parks & Recreation’ and click on “available materials” and then 2020 Park Shelter Rental Application to print an application. Print and complete both sides of the application. Permit applications are available at the following locations in Washington County: • Bentleyville Library • Brownsville Municipal Building • Burgettstown Borough Building • California Borough Building • Canonsburg Borough Building • Charleroi Chamber • Cross Creek Township Building • Donora Borough Building • Agway, Eighty – Four • Giant Eagle, Finleyville • Monongahela Borough Building • McDonald Borough Building • Peters Township Municipal Building • Ten Mile Junction • Washington County Chamber of Commerce • Fredericktown Library If you would like more information please contact the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation at 724-228-6867.

A Call to Artists Art Show in Clairton Set for April Local artists are invited to enter their work in the Ninth Annual Art Show sponsored by the Friends of Clairton Library. This exhibit will be held in April, 2020. Registration forms with dates and further information will be available in March at the Clairton Library. Both past entrants and new artists are encouraged to participate. The Clairton Public Library is located at 616 Miller Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025. For additional information or questions, please call 412233-7966


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Black History Month Events Planned at Cal U Slavery in America dates to 1619. Reflections on those 400 years of history — and a look to the future — will highlight “The Next 400 Years: Recognition, Restoration, and Resilience,” as Cal U celebrates Black History Month in February. A special four-part “What’s the T? Thoughtful Discussions About National Narratives” series, developed by the Student Affairs Diversity Committee, will highlight the month. The conversations will be at 11:00 a.m. in Vulcan Theatre, on the first floor of the Natali Student Center, on the following dates: Feb. 3: Dr. Paul Spradley, founder of the Care Based Leadership Collaborative, will conduct a oneman performance, “The Day Civil Rights Got Old,” followed by a discussion. The presentation explores how one moment from the 1960s has impacted a man in the present day. Feb. 10: Jessica Spradley, a Frederick Douglass Institute scholar

in sociology at Cal U, and vice president of research and assessment for the Care Based Leadership Collaborative, will lead a presentation and discussion titled “Educational Places as Racial Places.” Feb. 11: Rodney Taylor, FDI scholar in English, will discuss “Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem: African American Authors & the Remembered Plantation.” Feb. 17: The full "I Have a Dream" speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, will be viewed. Afterward, Jeffrey Jones, Cal U’s first gentleman, will moderate a panel discussion of civil rights and social justice. Panelists will include Cal U students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Other Events Soul Food Luncheon and Dinner: Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m.-2:30

p.m., and 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Gold Rush Culinary Center. Diners enjoy a menu created from recipes and stories contributed by members of the Cal U community. Cost is $8.25 for lunch and $10.60 for dinner for those not on a meal plan. Soul food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of the southern United States. AVI Foodsystems is the event sponsor. Black History Month Trivia: Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m., Natali Student Center Performance Center. Student teams of 4-6 people will learn and share their knowledge about African history in the United States. Each member of the winning team will receive $25 shop dollars each added to their meal plans.

A Taste of Africa: Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Gold Rush Culinary Center. Diners will be treated to an African-inspired menu with the Cal U community helping with some of the Nigerian recipes. Cost is $8.25. Black History Month is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of Student Affairs, the Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning, Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education, the Frederick Douglass Institute, the Department of Criminal Justice, and AVI Foodsystems. For more information about Black History Month events at Cal U, contact the office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education at 724-9385758 or made@calu.edu.

McMurray VFW Post 764 Auxiliary Kicks Off 2020 with Bingo and Ice Cream

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The Auxiliary from VFW Post 764 McMurray started the New Year off by sponsoring a Bingo and Ice Cream Social complete with prizes, cookies and root beer floats for the Veterans at the South Western Veterans Home. Pictured (from L to R) are Barbara Galardi, Peggi Trumbull, Dan Bennett, Barb Meir, Lisanne Migyanko, Sandra Coglio, resident and Bingo caller Kenny Stubb, Linda McMinn, and Jo Ann Ricci.


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PETERS TOWNSHIP RECREATION CENTER UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, PA 15367 is offering a variety of programs and events during the month of February. All Classes and events take place at Peters Township Recreation Center unless otherwise stated. For additional information or questions, please call 724-942-5000. Register for classes at Peters Township Parks and Recreation Center or online at www.peterstownship.com.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS JUNIOR SPACE CADETS (AGES 3 TO 5) 1-2-3 blastoff! Explore outer space through games, art and play. Day: Thursday, February 20 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member (per child) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 18

YOUTH PROGRAMS MAD SCIENCE: BIRDS AND BEASTS (4-Weeks) (AGES 2 TO 6) Where do owls live and what do they eat? How do some bugs walk on water? Do ants collect all of their food? These types of questions and more will be answered with a walk on the wild side of all kind of creatures! Instructor: Mad Science of Pittsburgh Day: Mondays (February 3,10,17,24) Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Fee: $70 Member / $105 Non-Member TWEEN NIGHT: NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY! (AGES 9 TO 12) A night for tweens to socialize, play games (basketball, air hockey, board games, etc.), make a craft and enjoy snacks. Drop them off for an evening of chaperoned fun. Pre-registration is required. Day: Friday, March 6 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 4

ADULT /SENIOR PROGRAMS “WHAT’S IT WORTH” APPRAISAL FAIR Bring your antiques and collectables to find out what they are worth. Each item you bring will be verbally appraised by certified appraiser Kurt Shaw of KDKA’s Pittsburgh Hidden Treasures. Limit of 2 items per person. Pre-registration is required. Day: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Fee: $10 one item / $15 two items Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020 BUS TRIP: VIP’S VISIT VIP’S – LATROBE, PA Meet a local guide in Irwin and visit the Big Mac Museum. Go to St. Vincent College and visit the Fred Rogers Center, a beautiful “green” building that houses a detailed exhibit of Fred Rogers life. Tour St. Vincent’s Basilica and visit the Gristmill. Have lunch in a restored train station, DiSalvo’s Station. Make a set of 4 hot pads/coasters at the Latrobe Art Center, and finish your day at Sand Hill Berries and Green Dance Winery. Day: April 16, 2020 Approximate Departure & Return Times: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fee: $122 (Includes transportation, step-on-guide, tours, lunch, gratuities and taxes) Registration Deadline: March 2, 2020 SENIOR LUNCHEONS Luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include entertainment, an interesting speaker or interactive activity. This is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Day: February 12 Love & Magic with Howard Mincone, Physical Comic & Juggler Time: 12 noon to 2 p.m. Location: Community Recreation Center

Books, DVD’s and More Needed for West Newton Library Sale The West Newton Library is accepting donations of used adult fiction hard cover and paperback novels, non fiction, DVD's, audio's, and children's. Items will be placed on our shelves or in our on-going ‘fill a bag for $5’ book sale in the back room. No textbooks, Bibles, cookbooks or encyclopedia’s. The West Newton Library is located at 124 N. Water St. in West Newton. Open Mon, Thurs 12-5 Wed, 12-7 Sat 10-2. For more information, call 724-633-0798

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New Eagle Holds Reorganizational Meeting

Carroll Twp. Revising Animal Ordinance By Miranda Startare

Swearing in of New Eagle Borough Council: Solicitor Timothy Berggren, Saundra Bobnar, Tanya Chaney, and Barry Williams.

By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council held its annual reorganizational meeting on January 6, followed by its regular monthly meeting. Mayor Charles “Chas” Fine, President Jack Fine, and Councilman Barry Williams retained their posts, and two new member were added: Vice President Saundra Bobnar and President Pro Temp Tanya Chaney. Other appointments included Saundra Bobnar (Sewage Board), Paul Pro (Fire Chief), and Bill Pierce (Vacancy Board). Council announced that a new council member will be added next month. Council also announced that monthly meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the borough building. In other business, Council discussed resident Sharon Dejeet who is experiencing a problem with geese at her home on Keenan Road. The resident sought assistance from the Game Commission, who recommended obtaining permission for a licensed person to use firearms in the borough to resolve the issue. Council decided to pursue non-lethal means of correcting the geese problem before resorting to other means.

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Carroll Township Board of Supervisors announced at the January 6 monthly meeting that they are in the process of revising the current animal ordinance and that the ordinance will allow chickens and bees – with restrictions. The current ordinance prohibits chickens, but the township has formulated the new ordinance based on various other townships’ ordinances, which will prevent the animals being kept in the borough unregulated. According to Carroll Township Solicitor, Herman Bigi, the township has been working on the amended ordinance for awhile, stating, “We want to work with our residents,” adding that, “We’re looking out for the protection of the non-participants – the people that don’t want it.” The ordinance will be restrictive, according to Solicitor Bigi, limiting the number of chickens, requiring a permit, and requiring regulations on coups, feed storage, and locations of chickens, as well as other rules. The ordinance prohibits roosters. The township noted that the ordinance has not yet been adopted and the planning commission’s approval is needed before a public hearing will be announced. The Board of Supervisors also held its annual organizational meeting following the regular meeting. The Board includes Chairman Thomas Rapp, Vice Chairman James Harrison, Supervisor Gary Lenzi, and Secretary-Treasurer Sharon Cramer. The township also re-appointed the following: • Herman Bigi (Township Solicitor, $2,400 retainer fee) • Chief of Police Paul Brand (Public Safety Director) • Dennis Butler (Zoning Officer) • Kimberly A. Secreet (Animal Control Officer, $200/month) • Widmer Engineering of Washington, PA (Township Engineer) • Keystone Collections (EIT and LST Tax Collector) • PA Municipal Services (Prior EIT Tax Collector for delinquent taxes prior to 2012) • Charleroi Federal (Depositories, all funds) The regular monthly meetings will continue to be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the municipal building.

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UNION TOWNSHIP NEWS Municipal Offices: 3904 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville, PA, 15332 •724-348-4250 Secretary/Treasurer: secretary@uniontwp.com Asst. Secretary/Treasurer: jcarmen@uniontwp.com Public Meeting Schedule: The Union Township Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. Follow our Facebook page for important notifications & events! www.facebook.com/uniontwppa/

UNION TOWNSHIP RECEIVES $500,000 LSA GRANT FOR PUBLIC SEWAGE

Union township has been notified that it will be awarded a $500,000 LSA grant to be applied to a sewage system servicing an area including Mingo Church Road and Mingo Circle. The area has been long-neglected due to the location and land topography presenting challenges for installation of a public sewage system. Failure of existing resident-owned septic systems in the Mingo Circle area and improvements in sewage system technology along with DEP overview has resulted in a design developed over the past several years that is currently under DEP review for approval. High cost to the Township and residents which may have been a deterrent will be eased by the LSA grant just awarded. This grant along with an earlier DCNR grant of $49,900 for Development of a recreational park in Elrama and a $66,400 grant for modernization of the Municipal Building Rest Rooms, are evidence of the Board’s continuing efforts to secure state and federal grants.

PLANNED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

• Planning continues for the 104 unit PRD on old Mineral Beach property being developed by Debra and Joseph Lisanti and NVR Inc. to be accessed by Walter

Long Road. • On the East side of State Route 88 design and permitting work is continuing for the Hidden Hollow PRD proposed by Scarmazzi Homes (100 plus homes). Scarmazzi Homes is seeking a PennDOT grant for modifications to State Route 88 (turning lanes). • Solicitor Sweat is studying rezoning options that would permit construction of an office and warehouse facility in the Northwest corner of the township. An expression of interest and a very preliminary plan was presented at the most recent Planning Department meeting.

UNION TOWNSHIP REORGANIZATION

The January reorganization of The Union Township Board and Administration contained only a few surprises for residents. Below are the appointments. • Secretary/Project Manager Mr. James Donahoe • Road Superintendent Mr. Ken Puglisi • Zoning/Code Enforcement officer Ms. Linda Roach • Engineering: Harshman CE Group • Township Solicitor Mr. Gary Sweat • Planning Department Solicitor Michael Cruny • Special Council Z/H Board Mr. Steve Taczak • Township Auditor (1) Mr. Larry Spahr • Township Auditor (2)

Mr. Matthew Sarbak • Township Auditor (3) (vacant) • Animal Control Officer Ms. Kym Secreet • Vacancy Board Chairperson Mr. Paul Calderone • 2019 DCED Auditor Kathy Houston & Associates • Earned Income Tax Collector Keystone Collections • Local Services Tax Collector Keystone Collections • Sewerage Enforcement Washington County Sewerage Council (WCSC) • Union Twp. Representative (WCSC) Richard Lawson • Voting Delegate to the State Conv. James Donahoe • Alternate Delegate to the State Conv. Charles Trax • Emergency Management Coordinator Mr. Leonard Baily The continuing Supervisor Board seats and positions on the Board are as follows: Mrs. Heather Daerr Chairperson Mr. Charles Trax Vice Chairman Mr. Richard Lawson Township Treasurer Mr. Paul Chasko Board Member • Mr. Robert Dooley’s appointment term has ended. The Board vacancy will be filled by appointment. Applications for the position to be filled by appointment are being solicited. • Accounting services and other financial consulting will be provided by Frank Palermo of

Palermo/Kissinger & Associates under contract with the Township. • Appointed depositories for Twp. Funds will be: Brentwood Bank, Key Bank, PLIGT, and PNC Bank. • Various other bonding, fees, schedules etc. were approved or denied and can be viewed in the minutes of the reorganization meeting.

NEW PERMANENT EMPLOYEES

Mrs. Linda Roach was hired as a part-time employee of Union Township. She had been a temporary employee through the summer and fall months of 2019. Her employment will begin immediately on her release from the temporary employment agency. Her primary responsibility will be as the Union Twp. Code Enforcement Officer with secondary duties as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. Mr. James Donahoe has been hired as a full-time Union Township employee in the position as Township Secretary with secondary duties as Project Manager. In this capacity he will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the normal business operations of Union Township and communications between the Municipal Departments and the Board of Supervisors. He will continue to provide overview of ongoing projects In the Township.

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ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP NEWS AND NOTES ‘Poster Contest’ for Rostraver Township Fourth Grade Students

Rostraver Township Improves Local Community Through Grants

The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners is holding a ‘Poster Contest’. All Rostraver Township Fourth Grade Students are invited to submit an 8.5” x 11” poster on ways we can reduce water pollution as part of Rostraver Township being a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Community. More information on the contest and Rostraver Township being an MS4 Community can be found at www.rostraver.us. Please submit all entries by March 13, 2020.

DiVirgilio Sports Complex Rehabilitation Phase II Rostraver Township received a $202,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for a Community Recreation and Conservation Grant. The project is to install a one-mile walking trail; pave ADA accessibility to the existing softball and lower baseball fields and ADA spectator viewing areas for those two fields; ADA paved walkway to the playground; adult ADA fitness equipment; pavilion; native landscaping; project acknowledgment and related site improvements including recycled material bleachers, benches and trash receptacles. The total estimated project cost is $475,000. Rostraver Township’s commitment is $273,000 ($194,250 in kind service + $43,750 private donations + $35,000 cash). The project will go out to bid in 2020.

Young Lungs at Play to Include No Vaping

In November, the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners updated the Township policy at local parks and playgrounds to be tobacco and vape free. In 2015, parks and playgrounds became tobacco free. In 2019, parks and playgrounds also became vape-free. Clair Manor ball field, Fellsburg Park, Pricedale playground, Van Meter ball field, Webster ball field, and the DiVirgilio Sports Complex are designated as tobacco/vapefree. New decals and/or signs will be installed this spring.

Mariner East 2 Rostraver Township received a $327,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Mariner East 2. The project will implement stormwater quality improvements in the Cedar Creek watershed as part of Rostraver Township’s Pollutant Reduction Plan to reduce discharge sediment to waters of the Commonwealth. The Township will retrofit existing stormwater management basins. Locations being examined are the stormwater ponds at Kimberly Court, Morningstar Drive and DaVinci Court. The project is in design phase and will go out to bid in 2020.

Pictured (Left to Right): John Lorenzo, Devin M. DeRienzo, Gary N. Beck, Sr. taking the oath of office by Honorable Charles M. Christner

Elks Place The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners purchased homes in Elks Place which have experienced heavy flooding for over 20 years. Rostraver Township explored two options before deciding to purchase the five homes. The options were to construct an upstream dry flood dam or construct concrete flood walls to protect the homes. The plan is to demolish the five vacant dwellings between Elks Place and Speer Runs Creek and create a conservation area to be used later for potential recreation. In 2019, the Township received an $8,500 grant from the Westmoreland County DemoFund, and demolition will begin in 2020. The Township applied for two additional demolition grants from Westmoreland County for this project.

Reorganization of the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners On Monday, January 6, 2020, Honorable Charles M. Christner, District Justice, administrated the Oath of Office to Gary N. Beck, Sr., Devin M. DeRienzo, and John Lorenzo. After congratulatory

Pictured Bottom Row (Left to Right): Chairman John Lorenzo, Commissioner Gary N. Beck, Sr., Vice-chairman Raymond Iacoboni. Top Row (Left to Right): Commissioners Devin M. DeRienzo and Henry S. Boldyzar, Jr

statements were given, the reorganization meeting continued. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners appointed John Lorenzo Chairman and Raymond Iacoboni Vice-Chairman. Two year committee appointments were made. •Public Safety, Chair Gary N. Beck and Vice-chair Henry S. Boldyzar Jr. •Parks and Conservation, Chair Henry S. Boldyzar and Vice-chair Gary N. Beck •Health and Welfare, Chair Devin M. DeRienzo and Vice-chair Raymond Iacoboni • Budget and Finance, Chair John Lorenzo and Vice-chair Devin M. DeRienzo •Road Department, Chair Raymond Iacoboni and Vice-chair John Lorenzo The Rostraver Township would like to encourage residents, businesses and neighbors to utilize the Rostraver Township webpage www.rostraver.us to stay up to date with advertising notices and meetings. The Commissioners meet monthly the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Township Municipal Building located at 201 Municipal Drive.


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Local Worship February Events at First United Methodist Church in Monongahela First United Methodist Church of Monongahela has announced the following programs and events for the month of February. The church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. Card Ministry 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 4 Friday Night Praise 7:00 PM Friday, February 7 Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner 3:00 - 6:30 PM Saturday, February 8. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: Free. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage Community Food Bank Ministry Thursday, February 20, 9:00 AM 6:00 PM. Help is needed setting up, with distribution and tear down. Any amount of time is appreciated & welcomed.

Round Hill Church in Elizabeth Twp. to Host ‘Alpha’ Round Hill Church, in Elizabeth Twp. Will be hosting ‘Alpha’ starting on March 4, 2020. What is Alpha? Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. It’s run in churches, bars, coffee shops

and homes worldwide. Essentially, Alpha is a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions. Questions like: Is There More to Life Than This? Who Is Jesus? How Can I Have Faith? Why and How Do I Pray? How Does God Guide Us? Who Is the Holy Spirit? How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life? Does God Heal Today? and What About the Church? Every Alpha session has three key elements: food, a talk and conversation. It will start with a meal in the Round Hill Fellowship Hall. Then watch a video presentation, followed by a time of conversation about the topic. Each evening will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Alpha will start on Wednesday, March 4 and continue each week to May 13. This is for those 18 years of age and older. Childcare will be provided. Round Hill Church is located at the intersection of Route 48 and Round Hill Road in Elizabeth Twp. For more information and/or to register go to www.roundhillchurch.org/alpha or call 412-384-5889 weekday mornings.

Fish, Baked Fish, Shrimp and Crab Cake Dinners and all the accompanying side dishes including: Homemade Pierogi’s, Mac & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, French Fries, Potato Pancakes, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Assorted Beverages. Free Dessert! *Eat in OR Takeout for ALL Fish Fry’s! Additional fish fry’s are scheduled for March and April. Takeout orders telephone: 724-2091370, extension 424. The public is invited! Friday, February 7, 2020 10:30 AM-6:00 PM Friday, February 14, 2020 10:30 AM-6:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020 10:30 AM-6:00 PM Lenten Fish Fry’s Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:30 AM-6:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2020 10:30 AM-6:00 PM

Fish Fry’s at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish in Bentleyville

St. Valentine Church in Bethel Park will be holding Lenten Fish Fry’s on the following dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3. All fish fry’s are held from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. The fish fry’s will be held in Frawley Hall, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Call ahead for Take-Out at 412-851-9176 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for pick-up after 4:00 p.m. Full menu available on the website: www.stvals.org.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Fundraising Committee is sponsoring Fish Fry’s during February which will be held at the Drexel Hall Reception Center, 208 Abromatis Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314. A full menu will be served, including: Fried Fish Sandwiches, Fried

St. Valentine’s Church in Bethel Park Announces 2020 Lenten Fish Fry’s

Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle Announces Arrival of Pastor

Reverend David Johnson

Riverview Baptist Church in New Eagle is excited to announce the arrival of a long-term interim pastor, Reverend David Johnson. Pastor Johnson and his wife, Geri, closed up their house in St. Paul, Minnesota and have settled into life in the Mon Valley. “He brings so much enthusiasm to everything he does,” says Deacon Joe Anders, “and I just love the way he blesses the congregation at the end of worship.” Pastor Johnson is a Stanford graduate who initially practiced law then went into ministry in 1990. He said, “I love bringing joy into people’s lives in a meaningful way.” The congregation certainly enjoys his use of art and audio visuals during his sermons. Johnson’s motto is “Come as you are. You will be loved.” Worship services are 11:00 every Sunday with child care available.

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YOUR HEALTH MVH to Hold Talk on Spinal Cord Stimulation

Whitehall Library to Hold Info Session on Dementia

Back and leg pain can be a potentially debilitating condition, especially when it is the result of a serious spinal injury. One method of treatment is spinal cord stimulation. Eric Nabors, a spinal surgeon with The Orthopedic Group, will host a free talk about spinal cord stimulation on Tuesday, Feb.11, at 6 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Spinal cord stimulation is a medical treatment that involves the use of electrical signals from a small device, similar to a pacemaker, to block pain nerves of the spine to greatly reduce the sensation of pain. Dr. Nabors will Dr. Eric Nabors explain the purpose of spinal cord stimulation and thoroughly describe the procedure to implant the stimulation device. To register, visit monvalleyhospital.com or call 724-258-1333.The talk is part of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Innovations in Medicine series that features physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community.

The Whitehall Public Library will be hosting ‘Dementia Friends: An Information Luncheon’ on Wednesday February 5 at 2:00 PM. Join a growing movement of people like you who are helping fellow community members living with dementia. A little support and a little knowledge can make a big difference! What Happens at the Information Session? You’ll learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people living with dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or small as you choose – every action counts! There are no obligations and you don’t need to be a dementia expert to become a Dementia Friend. A light luncheon will be served. The Whitehall Public Library is located at 100 Borough Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For more information, call the library at 412-8826622 or visit the website www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL FEBRUARY EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital sponsors a variety of informative programs every month. Many of the events are held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). Tuesday, February 4 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (1 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive Tuesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. Wednesday, February 5 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724258-1333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp. Wednesday, February 5 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (1 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive Wednesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-25-1483.

Monday, February 10 and 24 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-678-3601. Tuesday, February 11 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (2 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724258-1483. Tuesday, February 11 — Alzheimer’s Support Group 2 - 4 p.m. or 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Tuesday, February 11 — Innovations in Medicine: Spinal Cord Simulation 6 p.m., ECC. Eric Nabors, M.D., a spinal surgeon with The Orthopedic Group, will host a free talk about spinal cord stimulation. Spinal cord stimulation is a medical treatment that involves the use of electrical signals from a small device, similar to a pacemaker, to block pain nerves of the spine to greatly reduce the sensation of pain. Dr. Nabors will explain the purpose of spinal cord stimulation and thoroughly describe the procedure to implant the stimulation device. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, call 724258-1333.

Wednesday, February 12 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (2 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724258-1483. Wednesday, February 12 — Prostate Cancer Support Group 6 – 7 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to attend this free support group. For more information, call 724-292-9404. Thursday, February 13 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. Friday, February 14 — MVH Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1282 or visit redcrosslife.org. Tuesday, February 18 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (3 of 3) 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724258-1483.

Wednesday, February 19 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (3 of 3) 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. To register, call 724258-1483. Thursday, February 20 — Ostomy Support Group 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. Thursday, February 20 — Diabetes Support Group 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724258-1483. Tuesday, February 25 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, February 25 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 4 – 6 p.m., Simulation Center. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. To register, call 724-2581333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp.


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Shaka M. Walker, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

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Leading experts in their field, St. Clair Orthopedic Associates physicians provide a full range of orthopedic services, including fracture care, sports medicine, total joint replacement, hand and upper extremity surgery, and foot and ankle surgery. They help patients ease pain, restore range of motion and return to normal activities. St. Clair Orthopedic Associates has offices conveniently located to serve you in Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township.

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Business & Merchant News MVRCC Participates in ‘Winter Kickoff’ Event at Seven Springs

This past month the MVRCC partnered with The Pittsburgh Business Exchange and over 30 other chambers and organizations for the Fourth Annual Winter Kickoff 2020 that took place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. One of the largest joint networking events in the area with over 300 in attendance. Pictured are some of the chambers and organizations that partnered for this event. This event takes place each year in January to celebrate business and kick off the new year.

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Bill’s Feed & Garden Center This month the Mon Valley Regional Chamber shines its spotlight on Bill’s Feed & Garden Center located at 130 McKean Avenue in Charleroi. Bill’s Feed is a family owned and operated business. Rick and Debbie McGavitt purchased Bill’s Feed in 1996 from the previous owners. Since that time Debbie and Rick have made it their top priority to promote animal health by carrying holistic, all natural foods and Owners, Rick and Debbie McGavitt all natural meat treats with store mascots Bridget and Sierra for dogs. By doing extensive research Debbie is able to help customers customize a healthy natural diet for their pets. Bill’s Feed also has an array of farm feeds for all types of livestock. With spring around the corner, Bill’s Feed can also provide for all of your lawn and garden needs. New seeds are coming in daily along with bagged top soils, peat moss, mushroom composts, lime and fertilizers. At Bill’s Feed and Garden Center individualized customer service is the heart of the business. Please remember to stop in for all of your feed and garden needs and most importantly to visit the dogs of the business, Bridget and Sierra. Hours of operation are Monday 9am-6pm, Tues through Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm. For more information please call 724-483-4921 or visit their Facebook page.


February 2020

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Bethel Park Chamber Hosts Allegheny Conference The Bethel Park Chamber hosted Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference in January. A panel discussed the information presented and offered comments and resources to the attendees. It was noted that today’s workforce expectations are: Flexibility, Transportation Access, Identified Career Path, Investment in the Employee and Fair Compensation. The panel and Mr. Flanagan discussed the growth sectors in Western Pennsylvania, the worker talent needed and sourcing/replacing employees. Joining Bill in the Summit was John P. Marino II (a Branch Manager at Washington Financial), Michael Mooney (President of WesBanco Bank Western PA Market), Traci Nelson (Director of Workforce Development at Community College of Allegheny College), James Rounds (Integrated Corporate Solutions Founder and Business Strategist), Lori Warabow (Work-Based Learning Coordinator Steel Center for Career and Technical Education ) and Robin White (Assistant Director of Curriculum and Technology at Steel Center for Career and Technical Education). Follow Up mini workshops will be given to explore the various topics at a later date through the Chamber. Watch the Chamber website for information at www.bpchamber.org.

Meet the New Kidz on the Block On February 20, 2020, meet our new business owners and members at lunch. The lunch will be held at Al’s Café from 12:00-1:15 PM. This is a great way to network, get involved in the Chamber and welcome our new members. Go to www.bpchamber.org. Sign up early at the Chamber website www.bpchamber.org.

Join the Chamber for a St. Parick’s Day Party On March 17, 2020, become “Irish” and join the fun. Wear your “green” and become an Irish Leprechaun for the evening. Mix among, the munchkins, gnomes, fairies and Leprechauns and be Irish for an evening. See what’s in the “Pot of Gold” for St. Patrick’s Day. The celebration will be hosted from 5:30-8:00 PM. at the “Pot of Gold” location listed on the website. Friends are welcome.. Go to the Chamber website www.bpchamber.org for more information.

April Spring Fling at Steel Cactus A Spring Fling will be held at Steel Cactus on April 15, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Get ready to join the Chamber for an evening of networking, fun and great appetizers. Bring your friends and get a chance to “share a seed” of knowledge with other business members. Everyone has seeds of wisdom to share. The Chamber is looking for mentors for new business. Go to the website at www.bpchamber.org and sign up.

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FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS AT THE MONESSEN CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The Monessen Center for Active adults is located at 1925 Grand Blvd. Our center is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for a $2 donation (Age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under 60). Reservations for lunch must be made a week in advance. Daily card playing, wii bowling, Carnival Bingo are just some of our activities. In addition, every Monday and Friday we have progressive Jackpot Bingo starting at 12:45pm. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events: • ‘Walk with Ease’ 11:00am to 12:00pm - New Class Starts February 4 • Feb. 10 - Pop Jewelry Making, 10:00am • Feb. 11 - Driver Safety, 8:00am to 12:00pm • Feb. 14 - Eddie Steen/Elvis, 12:00pm to 2:00pm • Feb. 21 - Coffee and Canvas 6:00pm to 8:00pm For more information or if you would like to attend any of our events, please call Miriam at 724-684-6105 to register. If you have a group such as card club or book club and need a place to meet, please give us a call.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment for chronic pain Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital Free program, parking and light refreshments

To register, call 724-258-1333.

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February Happenings at the West Newton Center for Active Adults The West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 E. Main St. West Newton PA 15089, is an adult community center for active older Americans, and is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch is served at 12 noon for a $2 donation (age 60+) or a $3.33 charge (under age 60). Reservations for lunch must be made by 3:00pm on Wednesday of the prior week. Judy, our beautician, has a full beauty shop on the premises. Call 724-872-4976 on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday and ask for Judy to make a hair appointment. Daily activities include playing cards (nongambling), billiards, WiiSports (virtual bowling), crossword/word search puzzles, crafts, socialization, oldies music, and more! Weekly scheduled activities include: Monday - Craft Hour at 11:00am, Tuesday - Bible Study at 9:30am, Donut Day at 10:00am, Progressive Jackpot Bingo at 11:15am, Wednesday - HSIM Exercise with Lisa at 10:00am (free), 20 games of nickel-a-card Bingo at 12:30pm. Friday -Bread Day at 12:30pm. Saturday - Zumba from 9:30am to 10:30am with Gyda (cost is $6). See our Facebook page for more activities and events https://www.facebook.com/westnewtonsrcenter/. Is your group looking for a place to play cards (non-gambling), bible study or another group activity? We have plenty of space. Please call to bring your group Monday through Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm. For more Center information, call 724-8724976 and ask for Paul or Lisa. To join our monthly email group on center activities, please email westnewtonctr@thenutritiongroup.biz. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events:

February Events Feb 3 - Ceramics 12:30pm Feb 5 - Heart Health Speaker 11:00am Feb 7 - Jewelry Making 10:30am Feb 10 - Free Felt/Fabric Craft 12:30pm Feb 10 - Lunch & Bus Trip 11:30am Feb 11 - Board Meeting 10:00am Feb 14 - Blood Pressure 11:30am Feb 17 - Presidents’ Day (CLOSED) Feb 18 - Grocery Bingo 1:00pm Feb 20 - Coffee & Canvas 6:00pm Feb 21 - Lunch & Show 1:00-2:00pm Feb 24 - Music Monday 1:00-2:00pm Feb 28 - Birthday Party 11:30am Feb 28 - Blood Pressure 11:30am WEEKLY BINGO GAMES Tuesday: Jackpot Bingo from 11:15am-12:00pm. Price is $1.00 a card (per game) with a jackpot of $50.00! Wednesday: Nickel Bingo from 12:30-3:00pm. Price is $0.05 a card (per game). WEEKLY EXERCISE PROGRAMS Wednesday: Free fall prevention Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM) exercise on strength, balance, and fitness. Join Lisa 10:00-11:00am. UPCOMING TRIP March – Meadows Casino: In March we will be going to the Meadows Casino & Racetrack on Wednesday 03/18/2020. The cost will be $25.00 and includes $25.00 in free-play. Please stop on in or call to confirm availability and reserve your seat(s).


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AARP Offering Tax Counseling Services for the Elderly The AARP is offering tax counseling for the elderly at various locations in the south hills and mon valley areas. Listed below are a few of the programs and locations that are available. For additional information or questions, please call the phone number listed.

West Newton Center for Active Adults The AARP Tax Counseling for Elderly (TCE) Program offers free tax prep assistance to seniors who cannot afford professional help. Volunteers from the RSVP will assist persons by appointment only at the West Newton Center for Active Adults starting in February of 2020. Income Tax Assistance for Seniors Important Reminders: • Simple (short form) tax assistance only. • By appointment only. No walkins will be accepted. • Participants must bring all required documentation such as income, interest, and dividend statements as well as copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns. • Tax assistance is provided by AARP Volunteers. The West Newton Senior Center offers the use of the facility to the AARP for tax assistance The West Newton Center for

Active Adults is located at 103 East Main Street, West Newton, PA. For additional info or questions, call 724872-4976

made by contacting the Library at 412-655-2424. The Pleasant Hills Public Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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The Pleasant Hills Public Library will host AARP Tax Help Volunteers on Tuesdays, February 4 through April 7, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older. TAX FORMS INFORMATION: Visit the Library’s website: http://www.pleasanthillslibrary.org/t axforms.htm for a list of tax links. FEDERAL: Forms are available for printing through the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/formsinstructions or can be ordered and sent through the mail by calling 1800-829-3676. STATE: State tax forms are no longer sent for distribution through libraries, but can be printed from https://www.revenue.pa.gov/Formsa ndPublications/FormsforIndividuals /Pages/default.aspx or can be ordered and sent through the mail by calling 1-888-PATAXES (1-888728-2937) and leaving a message. Library staff can print needed tax forms for 20¢ per page. Please ask at the front desk. Appointments can be

Venetia Seniors to Hold Two Meetings in February The Venetia Seniors group will meet on Thursday, February 13 when Paul Lauer will provide an update on Peters Township news. Them on Thursday, February 27 we will have a presentation by Norm Candelore of Sarris Candies. A 50-50 drawing will be held at both meetings and blood pressure screenings are often taken by Caring Missions. Our program is sponsored by Southwestern Area Agency on Aging. Lunches are prepared at the Canonsburg Senior Center, transported by staff members and served by staff and our wonderful volunteers. Suggested donation is $2. Meetings are held at the Venetia Community Center, 800 Venetia Road, in Peters Township from 12 noon to 2pm. Please make a lunch reservation by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program, makes it easier for older, low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Taxpayers need not be retired or AARP members to use the program. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free, in-person assistance for federal, state, and local tax returns at multiple sites in the Washington County area BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (except as noted) at the following locations. Taxpayers MUST call the site contact number to make an appointment. If you cancel, call as soon as possible so that we may help another taxpayer.

Arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment time and bring your spouse, last year's tax returns, all 2019 tax documents, photo IDs, and Social Security (or equivalent) cards. Taxpayers applying for PA property tax and rent rebates must also bring original stamped 2019 property tax receipts or a signed PA-1000 Rent Certificate from their landlord. Returns including rentals, farm income, depreciation, businesses with employees, complex returns, large gas well royalties, or taxpayers requesting only PA property tax and rent rebate applications may be referred elsewhere. For further information and questions about the program, contact Dean Rath, Washington County District Coordinator, at 724-9417608 or the AARP Foundation at. www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-6872277).


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School News...School News St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School News Students at St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School in Belle Vernon were busy over the holidays. If you would like more information about St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School, please call the school at 724 929 5143, or you can visit the website www.sssbv.org.

Students Publish Their Own Book!

A Visit to Center in the Woods

JAM Club Students Help Others

Students in Mrs. Bush’s second grade class published their own class book, ‘No Longer a Second Grader.’

Students in Kindergarten through third grade went to spread holiday cheer with the citizens at Center in the Woods.

SSRCS Chorus Sings For the Holidays

Performing for the Harlem Globetrotters

JAM club was making things happen! The students contacted the Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh about making a donation and inquired about volunteering. Then it was on to helping the next group, pets! They hit the ground running on making chew toys for local shelters.

Seventh Grade Forensics Competition

Students in seventh grade class participated in the Forensics Competition. They fared extremely well by receiving six first place medals and one second place medal.

‘Bus to Bethlehem’ Project

Members of St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School Chorus volunteered to perform for organizations within our communities for Christmas parties and Banquets.

SSRCS was selected and the honor to perform National Anthem for Harlem Globetrotters January.

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St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School held their second annual ‘Bus to Bethlehem’ project teaming up with Connect Inc., an affiliate of Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Inc., in a mission to collect Christmas gifts for needy children in in Washington, Greene and Westmoreland counties. The list contained more than 150 names of children and included clients of all Connect Inc. housing programs and the Washington Family Center. Students donated, collected, and wrapped the gifts before loading everything onto the bus for delivery. This year our school managed to donate over $3,000 worth of gifts to the children and families in need.


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SCHOOL NEWS

Thanking the Local Police Ringgold Elementary School North Students Recognize Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Ringgold Elementary School North students recently recognized Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with an afternoon spent with police officers from the City of Monongahela, Carroll Township, Borough of Donora, and Ringgold School Security. Many thanks to chief Paul Brand and Officers Larry Maraldo, Zachery Powell, and Jeff Toth, and RESN Security Rob Vitalbo for giving time from their day to speak to the students. The police officers participated in an informal discussion with the students and were then presented with gift bags and cases of water and Gatorade for each officer in their departments.

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St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School to Host Open House

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School in Belle Vernon will have an Open House from 12:30 - 2:30p.m. Did you know that SSRCS prides itself on being one to one technology for every student in our school? Pre-K - 4th grade are one to one with iPads and other various forms of technology. Grades 5th - 8th are one to one with stateof-the-art laptops that are fitted with all the best software programs available. We take pride in the focus we place on growing faith and building character in a high-tech academic atmosphere. Our outstanding students are soaring in academics and extra-curricular activities. Our Principal, Mrs. Aiello, teachers and staff provide a loving, safe atmosphere that enables our students to develop their strengths while their individual needs are met. Our classrooms provide a nurturing environment where students are taught to treat each other with love and respect and follow the ways of Jesus. This enables our children to develop a life long Catholic faith. All classes incorporate our faith in daily lessons in all subject areas. We believe this type of learning environment helps to instill in our children a love in learning with an importance in treating one another with kindness and respect. Our Open House is for all who would like to tour our facility and meet our staff. If you are unable to make our open house you can call our school office at 724-929-5143 or send us an email at CAiello@sssbv.org to schedule a visit anytime with us. Please make a Catholic School Connection! Consider enrolling your child into a safe, advanced, technological, Catholic education at St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School – Don’t miss it!


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Local People News Monessen’s Urbanowicz Receives Honor Recently at a meeting held in Hershey, PA., the Pennsylvania Fraternal Alliance awarded its annual ‘Fraternalist of the Year’ award to Charles Urbanowicz of Monessen, Pa. The award is presented to an outstanding individual for their volunteer work. Pictured above, Larry Golowski (at left) presents the award to Charles Urbanowicz.

Naval Musician from North Baldwin Gives Presentation at Jazz Education Network Conference U.S. Navy Chief Musician Shawn Purcell, from North Baldwin gives a presentation during the 11th annual Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble presented clinics and performances at the conference, connecting with music students, educators and performers. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Adam Grimm/Released) Shawn Purcell


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Monongahela Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday Family and friends celebrated the birthday of Inez K. Schroder, who turned 100 on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Inez grew up in Dravosburg and is currently a Monongahela resident.

Pictured with Inez K. Schroder celebrating her 100th birthday are (left to right) her son Ken Schroder from Irwin and her daughter and son inlaw Karen and John Tokish of Monongahela.

Celebrating with Inez K. Schroder are her great grandson Lucas Wukovich (top left), and her grandson Paul Wukovich (at right).

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Wedding Guide 5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos (NewsUSA) - Your wedding is a once-in-alifetime occasion -- something to be celebrated and cherished. Planning it, on the other hand, can feel as if you're preparing for war - between ensuring that Uncle Sal isn't sitting next to his brother, who owes him money, to budgeting for everything you want and need. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is the memories. Which is why choosing your photographer is one of the biggest decisions you will make. To help ensure that you get the most romantic photos of your fairytale day, Professional Handcrafted wedding touches can turn a cookie-cutter Photographers of America, a 29,000-plusevent into a one-of-a-kind member association, offers these suggestions: wedding to remember. • Express yourself. What kind of photos do you like? Do they tend toward the journalistic or is your style more whimsical, classical, or romantic? Whatever your style, be clear with your photographer so that he or she can capture your personality. • Say yes to the dress. It starts and ends with this iconic garment. What will make you feel like the bride you've always dreamed of being? Is it a flowing sundress, a formal gown complete with train and veil? Or maybe your idea is more modern and it's a strapless dress, in a color other than white. Whatever it is, dare to wear your dream dress. • Buy the shoes? or not. Carrie Bradshaw knows shoes. And you should too. Will you walk down the aisle in stilettos or kitten heels? Maybe cowboy boots are more your style? Can't decide? Then leave the shoes at home, and feel free to walk barefoot. • Rejoice in style. Your wedding day isn't just a ceremony, it's a celebration that brings all your family and friends together (for better or worse), and pictures of this memorable party are a great way to inject your own sense of style. Be it a backyard BBQ, a tail gate at your favorite stadium, or a formal dinner, pictures of this event are a must-have. • Decide on your ride. Some people prefer to be whisked away by horse and carriage as if they were Cinderella herself. Others prefer luxury limos and cars as their modern equivalent. For the unique free-spirits of the world, maybe a motorcycle is more your thing. Either way, a great photo opp awaits as you leave your wedding. For more information, visit www.FindAPhotographer.com/weddings.

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Creative, Budget-Friendly Tips For The Big Day (NAPSI)-Today, more couples are looking beyond standard wedding packages and exploring customized, do-it-yourself options. According to The Wedding Report, couples spent 10 percent less on their big day in 2009 as compared to 2008, and spending from 2007 to 2009 fell by more than 30 percent. From the centerpiece display to the wedding favors, more people planning that memorable wedding are realizing personal touches that actually reflect the soonto-be-newlyweds themselves can elevate that special day from a cookiecutter event to an intimately beautiful affair. Here are four fun and budget-friendly ideas to create a wedding that is anything but generic: Snip and Style-Arrangements by professional florists can easily take a big chunk out of the budget. Instead, the wedding party can be enlisted to help create floral decor for the wedding. There are a number of free online tutorials that offer detailed how-to instructions on choosing seasonal blooms and arranging everything from elegant centerpieces to bridal bouquets. Personal touches to the floral arrangements may be added by incorporating favorite flowers or purchasing the blooms from a local farmers' market. Pick and Choose-To spend wisely, couples are also turning away from onesize-fits-all wedding packages and demanding more flexibility in the types of wedding resources available. From mixing and matching options such as guest stays, reception celebrations and ceremony settings, couples can handpick amenities and services that fit their budget and wedding needs at more than 230 hotels and resorts worldwide. Eat and Drink-Family and friends can also be offered an inside look at the preferences, passions and experiences enjoyed by the happy couple. Wedding favors could include a favorite chocolate or something that symbolizes the couple's life (such as local honey, jam or a unique trinket from their hometown). Weddings provide the chance to celebrate the special values and history of the couple, through small details that personalize the event and make the setting more intimate. (Continued on following page.)


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Honeymoon Tips for Lasting Memories and Relaxation (NewsUSA) - The headache you've had for the past year planning your wedding, inviting all the guests and meticulously checking to ensure your big day runs smoothly is finally over. And, just around the corner, you can see your honeymoon in sight. The last things on your mind are planning, thinking and otherwise doing anything but relaxing, right? To ease your mind after the chaos, the ultimate Mexican getaways are offered by The Villa Group Resorts, complete with Hacienda-style villas, exotic spa treatments and palm treeframed views of the Pacific Ocean. You'll finally be able to unwind, comfortable knowing everything you could need or want is at your fingertips. With seven different locations in four unique destinations including

Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and the Sierra Madre Mountains, The Villa Group caters to a variety of interests. Each location offers unique scenery, activities and accommodations that can make your honeymoon exactly the way you've envisioned it. The myriad vacation options available to newlyweds are overwhelming, but noting a few key things will keep that headache at bay and your relaxation level high: • Pick a location that appeals to both of you. Where do you see you two having the most fun? Secluded beaches, tranquil mountains or cobblestone streets lined with shopping? • Decide how you want to spend your days. Will you lounge poolside, taking in lagoons and waterfalls, or do you want to explore the surrounding

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Capture and Share-A professional photographer should certainly be considered for the most important portions of the wedding (ceremony, bridal party and family pictures, etc.); however, guests can help capture the rest of the special moments. Before the big day, family and friends can be asked to bring their digital cameras to document the memories, along with a few disposable digital cameras on hand for individuals who do not own or forget their cameras. A free online photo service prior to the wedding can provide the couple, the wedding party and guests with the link to upload, download and share their photos after the special day. Printing costs will be slashed in half and everyone can immediately and automatically have a vast selection of images to choose from for their wedding scrapbooks. For ideas to plan an affordable and memorable wedding ceremony, reception and honeymoon, visit www.doubletree.com/weddings, contact a local travel professional or call (800) 222-TREE in the U.S. or Canada.

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Recent Local Death Notices ADAMS, Beatrice R., 96, of West Mifflin, died January 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ALLSHOUSE, Merle Clifford, 81, of Wesley Chapel, FL (formerly of Large in Jefferson Hills), died December 26. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. ANDERSON, Kay Higham, 78, of Pleasant Hills, died December 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ANGELO, Etro “Art”, 91, of North Charleroi, died December 16. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BARBER, Richard “Whitey”, 52, of Stockdale, died December 20. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BARBER, William Keith “Butch” Jr., 79, of Twilight, died December 25., Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. BELAN, Bernard J., 81, of South Park, died December 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BOCHNEAK, Patricia A., 84, of Jefferson Hills, died January 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRACKEN, Olive, 96, of Charleroi, died January 4. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BUTLER, Paul R., 85, of South Park, died January 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CANCILLA, Audrey C. “Kohler”, 94, of Castle Shannon, died December 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CHLYSTEK, Irene M., 71, of Beverly Hills, FL (formerly of West Mifflin), died December 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CORNYN, Joseph “Joey” Patrick Galardi, 37, of Jefferson Hills, December 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and

Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COTTS, Marguerite P. “Peggy” (NICHOLS), 92, of Bethel Park, died January 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CROOKS, Anne Brody, 104, of McMurray, died December 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CULLEN, Valentine III, 83, of Leesburg VA (formerly of Belle Vernon), died January 13. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DONGILLI, Susan Marie (MINSTERMAN), 49, of Whitehall, died January 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DOUGHTY, Wayne D., 84, of Bethel Park, died January 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DUSI, Rosemarie “Rody”, 90, of West Mifflin (formerly of Elrama), died December 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ERMLICK, Ronald L., 69, of Charleroi, died January 5. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HAMMOCK, Marylou, 83, of Elizabeth, died January 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HART, Margaret “Margie” G., 62, of Whitehall, died January 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOBOSKY, Carl William, 95, of Mt. Dora, FL (formerly of Castle Shannon), died January 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOSSOL, Jerome D., 84, of Monessen, died January 9. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KRICERI, Andrew E., 70, of Peters Township, died December 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in

Pleasant Hills. KROLL, Ruth A. “Ruthie” (GODEC), 63, of Baldwin Borough, died December 27. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. KURZAWSKI, Donna A., 62, of South Park, died December 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LACEY, Thomas J., 83, of West Mifflin, died December 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LAMB, Mary A., 73, of Jefferson Hills, died December 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LANG, Marshall Hazlett, Jr., 93, of Pleasant Hills, died December 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEMAK, Martha (PETROVICH), 83, of Jefferson Hills, died December 15. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LEVITSKE, Diane Nadine, 67, of Kissimmee, FL (formerly of Library), died December 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MAGLAYA Jerry T., 73, of Washington, died December 17. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. MATTHEWS, Mary Margaret (TURNEY), 92, of Jefferson Hills, died January 2. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. McCLORY, Carrie Lynn (BRUNI), 56, of Bethel Park, died December 26. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MIKOLAJ, Jacqueline “Jackie”, 92, of Jefferson Hills, died January 3. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MILESKY, David G., 73, of Finleyville, died December 24. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MOORE, Barbara Ann “Barb”, 66, of Pleasant Hills, died December 25. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MORGAN, Sandra Lorraine, 60, of

Jefferson Hills, died January 6. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MURPHY, Susan M., 56, of Bethel Park, died January 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NAGY, John T., Sr., 66, of Monongahela, died December 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NECCIAI, Guy A., 67, of North Charleroi, died January 2. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. NIZIOL, Josephine (SUHOSKI), 92, of Whitehall, died December 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. O’CONNOR, James “Jim” E., 83, of Baldwin Borough, died December 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETTY, Ruth Ann, 80, of Stockdale, died December 30. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. PHELAN, John “Jack” W., 80, of Bethel Park died January 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PIEL, Russell E., 80, of Baldwin Borough, died December 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PIETROBONI, Betty C. (RUSSO), 89, of Monongahela, died December 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PIETROBONI, Donald R., 71, of Finleyville, died January 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PUST, Rose Marie, 80, of Jefferson Hills, died December 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. REID, Anna A., 100, of South Park, died December 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RITTER, Judith A., 76, of Finleyville, died January 2. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. RIZZUTO, Norma J., 95, of North


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Recent Local Death Notices Charleroi, died December 22. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. ROSS, James, 89, of Charleroi, died Dec 29. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SANTINI, Leonard, 91, of Charleroi, died January 3. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SANTO, Charlotte, 88, of Roscoe, died January 6. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SHATTING, Arden “Jan”, 88, of Floreffe, died December 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMELSER, Matthew C., 43, of Charleroi (Carroll Township), died January 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. STRUTT, Walter John, 80, of Bethel Park, died January 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SUTHERLAND, Joshua “Josh” L., 40, of Jefferson Hills, died January 3. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral

Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SZERSZEN, Doris, 88, of West Mifflin, died December 27. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. TELEGDY, Andrew “Bud” P., 73, of Pleasant Hills, died December 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TILLER, Charleen Anne (VIETMEIER), 70, of Whitehall, died December 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TREECE, William M., 79, of Fallowfield Township, died December 27. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. VALDISERRI, John M., 62, of Baldwin Borough, died January 6. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WALDO, Walter Stanley, 86, of Baldwin Borough, died January 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WARCOLA, Pam Ella, 68, of Elizabeth, died December 29. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

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Space A primary consideration is the available footprint to create your new bath. If there aren’t enough bathrooms in the house, you may want to add another, or it may be that you simply need to improve the layout and features to make better use of the existing space. For example, if the bath will be shared by multiple members of the family, a separation of the sinks from the rest of the room may be helpful.

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BALDWIN BOROUGH Nationstar Mortgage LLC R Place 2 LLC Thomas Tarasovich Estate of Anthony Mazzocco Joseph Shadwick Norma Jean Fischer Andrew Knuth III Robert Grosz III Estate of Elizabeth Catherine Susnak Dorothy Rigatti James Arnold Allegheny County Redev. Authority Bhim Gautam Anvar Gafurov Chandra Gurung Lydia Naughton Ece Erisen Sekizkardes Judith Huetter Sandra Linnert Kurt Keller Estate of Edward Tush Christopher Rittiger John Rohe Donna Reilly estate trustee Estate of Dennis Bidden Patrick Sheldon Janet Ross Bungert

Briar Cliff Financial Services LLC Vernor Holdings LLC David Kaslewicz Tek Bista and Sara Basnet Danny and Kathleen Holzer Salai M Hlaing and Naw Christion Philip and Marsha Dattisman Jared Hill and Kayla Rose Carola & Chocolat LLC Tyler Boyd Cortney Elizabeth Yoxheimer Jared Sullivan Kharga Bhattarai Januka and Chandra Gurung Nar and Dawa Gurung Kelly Anne Welnick Curtis Panick and Taylor Gray Chhali M Chandari and Indira Subedi Glenn Gasiorowski Matthew Walsh Matthew McCluskey Cara Wojton Dustin Buys Houses LLC Maureen Casey Bhakti Bista and Rabi Khadka Nicholas Zurku Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee

952 Angelo Drive 4920 Gardenville Road 3202 Hazelhurst Ave. 5026 Leona Drive 510 Lucy Drive 150 Mary Ann Drive 5518 Sagebrush Drive 3332 Wallace Drive 3368 Churchview Ave. 4601 Gardenville Road 4721 Norma Drive 600 North St. 570 Charlotte Drive 1544 Hollyrood Road 117 Macek Drive 5247 Ranchview Drive 2831 Wenger St. 5322 Adobe Drive 675 Becks Run Road 101 Galbraith St. 675 Glass Run Road 119 Kathleen Drive 477 Lois Drive 5352 Meadowcrest Road 920 Nurnberger Drive 921 Nurnberger Drive 3685 Oakleaf Road

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Streamlined Investments LLC Jeffrey Smith

Lindsay Blum Michael Golebie and Jessica Eiben

409 Pearce Road 2413 Romine St.

BETHEL PARK Laura Donnellan

Marlana Brown

Robert Riedel trustee Estate of John Glus Jr. Kathleen Schmitz

Evan Huddart and Samantha Steele Robert Wilson Jr. Michael Reesor

Price $35,020. $375,625. $25,000. $189,900. $184,900. $139,000. $152,350. $120,000. $75,200. $925,000. $151,500. $2,700. $170,000. $290,000. $160,000. $132,900. $129,000. $199,900. $125,000. $279,900. $72,000. $167,000. $71,500. $160,000. $200,050. $119,000. $8,000. by sheriff's deed. $177,500. $161,000.

404 Barlynn Road $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $65,656). 6040 Boxer Drive $233,000. 2677 Broad St. $169,900. 2342 Casswell Drive $70,000.


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Daniel Dadisman Thomas Hollerich John Loiacono Matthew Johnson Brian Homes Inc. Estate of Dr Jeffrey Wentz Jason Pape Estate of Sherie Husher Gregory Weimer II Donna Trognitz Ida Ayres John Bacha Estate of Peter Marie Jr. Estate of Andrew Partyka

Noah and Marielle Brown Meghan Doyle Kenneth and Deborah Conklin Preston and Stephanie Ciranni Joshua and Jessica Maher Oakes Family Enterprises Inc. Sarah Basher Ralph and Donna Marie Stevens Kenneth and Meghan Kass Robert Bosetti Jr. Christopher and Shawn Meredith John and Debra Kolonay Terence and Maria Keicher PNC Mortgage

930 Clifton Road 6180 Collie Drive 5999 Dublin Road 1065 Grandview Farms Drive Irishtown Road 5800 Library Road 5495 Library Road Unit 10 377 Allandale Drive 184 Bluestone Drive 3324 Forest Road 5004 Gardenville Road Highland Road 2115 Hillard Road 2869 Maple St.

Thomas Liebenguth Donald McFarland Central Penn Capital Mgmt. LLC Edward Dubbs Austin Hauck Cartus Financial Corp. John Liokareas William Zipf

SDM Developments LLC Sean and Krystal McDonough Mary Brigitte Frank Jin and Mari Vaughan Park Cartus Financial Corp. Virginia Aul Brandon Inks MTGLQ Investors L.P.

5604 Marilynn Drive 311 Middlegate Drive 2405 Morrow Pl 6039 Oak Park Drive 4687 Robert Drive 4687 Robert Drive 3550 S Park Road 7142 Sansue Drive

Estate of Mary Karen Fung Yee Fred Verno Mary Ann Campbell Sean McGahey Estate of Elizabeth Susan Mosurak

Dustin Buys Houses LLC Brett Hughes Modern Edge Ventures LLC Jorge L Garcia Velez and Emily Garcia Sara Goldberg

231 Santa Fe Drive 2404 Sylvania Drive 5614 Villa Haven Drive 29 Woodbridge Drive 400 Abbeyville Road

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larities with a kids’ bathroom. You’ll need to make decisions about basics like lighting, the number of sinks and amount of counter space you’ll need. With a separate tub, the style you prefer may guide your overall design. The aesthetic for a bathroom with a focal point like a claw-foot tub is likely different from a jetted tub.

Price $183,000. $226,000. $199,900. $570,000. $120,000. $155,000. $139,900. $269,500. $294,000. $245,000. $165,500. $87,500. $153,500. $3,030. by sheriff's deed. $190,000. $175,000. $142,332. $250,000. $194,900. $194,900. $125,000. $8,294. by sheriff's deed. $117,500. $255,000. $115,000. $245,000. $84,500.

Storage Storage is one of the biggest concerns in any design, particularly in rooms as small as typical bathrooms. Carefully consider this aspect of the room during your pre-planning phase. To help determine how much space you need, make a list of all the items you need to store in the bathroom, including cleaning agents, toiletries, linens, first aid items and medications. It’s a good idea to also think about where in the room you would like to store each of these items.

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water usage while still enjoying a water-rich environment. You can find water-saving features on everything from toilets to shower heads to even sink faucets.

Accessibility Applying universal design principles to your project can promote safety and increase your home’s appeal to a wider range of buyers in the future. In the bathroom, you can improve safety by incorporating non-slip flooring surfaces and ensuring the space is well-lit. Other ideas include adjusting counter and toilet heights to make bathrooms more accessible (wall-hung toilets should be approximately two inches higher). You could incorporate structural bracing around the tub, shower and toilet for grab bars. You might also consider a walk-in tub or stand-up shower with no threshold, levered handles for faucets and an adjustable showerhead. Find more ideas and inspiration for your bathroom design at remodelingdoneright.com.

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BETHEL PARK Shaun Sweeney Old Stone Cottage Group LLC Jason Hackett Virginia Aul Bank NY Mellon Trust Co. NA truste Lloyd Pumphrey Jr. Khagendra Baral Estate of James Christopher Appel Patricia Luptak Lynn Ruminski Nancy Adamson Keith Bogden Elaine Grosser Joyce Witt John Bender trustee Bethel Property Co. GP Larence Edgar Hart Timothy Paul Phillips

Linda Shrum Abdullah Sultan Abunuwar Susan Hoffman Amanda Hetrick Jared and Richard Hoffman Danielle Zietak Susan Carney Zachary and Linsi Gault James Clyde Sherer III and Katelyn Sara Sherer Robert McGinnis and Jennifer Ruminski Francis and Stephanie Sullivan Bhim Gautam Shawn Schuller and Sarah Boring Faith Olsen Lisa Heyl Pittsburgh Property Holdings LLC Corey and Trisha DelMastro Jessica Lee Stickley

803 Berrington Ct 5528 Clark Ave. 1148 Country Road 5993 Glen Hill Drive 5930 Murray Ave. 1119 Sarah St. 2320 Wells Drive 3297 Appel Road 6168 Boxer Drive 1115 Braun Road 5586 Clarene Drive 353 Fruitwood Drive 3007 Oakhurst Road 2013 Pleasant St. 4787 Prescott Drive 2940 S Park Road 2505 Sylvania Drive 3501 Thornwood Drive

BRENTWOOD McGinnis Food Center Inc. Christina Louise Rattay Jack Duncan Sean Charles McDonough Daniel Graziano Mandy Stolar

TRE Enterprise LLC Aaron and Melinda Smith Theresa Jenkins Melissa McDonough Joseph Ray LSF9 Master Participation Trust

3825 Clairton Blvd. 4107 Cloverlea St. 3855 Hilpert St. 443 E Garden Road 38 Greenlee Road 133 Owendale Ave.

Brandon Renzi Ronald Jones

Adam and Sajida Pettitt Justin Jones

3794 Woodrow Ave. 3207 Glendale Ave.

Price $165,000. $207,446. $154,500. $275,500. $110,500. $237,000. $185,000. $214,900. $289,000. $155,000. $133,000. $215,000. $219,900. $195,000. $135,000. $855,500. $182,500. $195,000. $700,000. $138,000. $53,000. $120,000. $99,000. $5,115. by sheriff's deed. $160,000. $59,500.

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Buyer

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William Thomas Pelkofer David Franz Stanley Wilmot trustee Penn Realty Holding Co. Inc. Kristina N Kelley Walton Lawrence Tomikel Jr.

Raymond Morrow and Kathleen Pelkofer Fredy Saul Lopez Mauricio David and Julie Fassinger Brent Kolich Kylie Henline Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

208 Hurston Way 3302 Regan Ave. 4131 Tuxey Ave. 115 E Willock Road 2912 Glendale Ave. 293 Greenlee Road

Dennis Arthur Meehan

Tammy Grimm

3116 Villawood Ave.

$110,000. $60,000. $85,000. $103,705. $149,900. $1,790. by sheriff's deed. $130,600.

CHARLEROI Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Constance Sadler

Anna Palcic Rachel Bohon Mary Woods StreetFront LLC StreetFront LLC Ardent Property LLC

227 Fallowfield Ave. 414 Oakland Ave. 719 Oakland Ave. 831 Prospect Ave. 833 Prospect Ave. 905 Fourth St.

$3,500. $2,021. $1,320. $1,125. $1,627. $18,500.

CLAIRTON Estate of Mary Glover

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Estate of Elizabeth Marie DiLiberatore Juan Sanchez III and Marko McGowan Alice Jane Cochenour Tri COG Land Bank Marie Merlin Christopher Powell Craig Miller

Tri COG Land Bank by sheriff's deed. Lori Benack Tri COG Land Bank

Clairton City Redevelopment Auth. Estate of Julia Magdalena Sydoriak

Mervgate Investment Group LLC Jason and Stacy Hollis

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709 Henry St. $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $29,464). 501 Ivy St. $14,000. 137 New Jersey Ave. $28,850. by sheriff's deed. 533 Constitution Cir $23,409. 648 Constitution Cir 326 N Third St. 541 N State St. 317 Shaw Ave.

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Destress by Bringing The Outdoors In (BPT) - This year you might have goals like ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress. If your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design tips to help you bring nature's sanctuary indoors. 1) Fill your home with photos of nature - Try framing some photos of special memories in nature like a hike with your family, beach sunset or mountain view. 2) Let in more fresh air and natural light - Today's homes are built tighter and more sealed, which means they can trap toxins from daily living such as cooking, cleaning, pets and more - inside. Adding skylights that can open is a simple home renovation project to improve fresh air flow, helping rid indoor air of pollutants. Additionally, studies show that exposure to natural light helps to sync your circadian rhythm, allowing for better sleep at night. 3) Fill your home with natural scents - Up your chef game by using fresh herbs in your cooking that will fill your kitchen with natural fragrance. Making an indoor herb garden ensures you'll always have some on hand. You can also incorporate fresh herbs into bouquets or wreaths for a natural air freshener throughout your home. (Continued on following page)

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Estate of Patricia Pilgrim Terrance Cole

Dale and Gretchen Hulley 761 Vankirk St. $30,000. Clayton and Sherri Williams 106 Jefferson Drive $42,500. Kingdom Priority 2 LLC 259 Mitchell Ave. $43,321. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $125,976) by sheriff's deed. William and Katherine Howell 376 New York Ave. $3,000. Mario Germany 629 Park Ave. $8,000.

FINLEYVILLE KeyBank NA

Home Pro Remodelers LLC

3500 Lincoln Ave.

JEFFERSON HILLS NVR Inc. Lawson Nursing Home Inc. Michael Egan NVR Inc. Jason Harrison William Davis Michelle Sinclair Michael Lieberum Timothy Butler Jr.

Evan Patrick and Jenna Rose Browne Jefferson Hills Holdings LLC Michael and Brandy Hirosky Nicholas and Jaclyn Cortazzo Kyle Benjamin Sluk Jeanne Graff Robert Platte Som Subedi Wells Fargo Bank NA

159 Washington Drive 540 Coal Valley Road Old Clairton Road 163 Washington Drive 1416 Worthington Ave. 6396 Jefferson Pointe Cir 1606 Jefferson Ridge Drive 3045 Shady Timber Ln 123 Hillview Road

Pamela Rose Estate of Rickey Patterson

Candice Cerowski Tuff Properties LLC

$140,000.

$390,740. $775,000. $13,500. $408,435. $125,000. $215,000. $89,900. $417,500. $4,730. by sheriff's deed. 341 Joan of Arc Ct $134,500. 2057 Knight Road $19,000. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $78,648) by sheriff's deed.

MONONGAHELA Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Doyle Mitchell Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Joy Sanders Pervez Hai Maurice McCray and Nikeisha Smith

424 Marne Ave. 700 Sheridan St. 112 Chess St.

$1,500. $2,165. $11,000.

NEW EAGLE JJAW Inc.

108-110 Main St.

$20,000.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Crossings Development LLC Judith Ann Sopko Robinson Steved Bogardus trustee Paul Cortese CVF 3 Mortgage Loan Trust 2 Corp. Alice Cumba trustee Deborah Suzanne Doucette

Jared and Kelly Walsh

Peters Township Land Co. LLC

Clifford Goodrow and Mark Cepaitis 232 Maid Marion Ln $844,080. Sean and Maddie O'Rourke 241 Rutledge Drive $292,000. Sonia Gregerson 209 Cedarbrook Ct $437,500. Joseph and Jennifer Salandra 122 Evergreen Drive $400,000. E Highland Properties LLC 106 Grouse Ct $109,900. Timothy and Alexandra Hyland 283 McCombs Road $107,000. Angelo Lamatrice Jr. & Deborah S. Doucette 203 Village Green Drive $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $193,085). Stambrosky Homes Inc. 198 Wellington Cir $180,000.

PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Francis Piatek Caroline Breneman Estate of Alice Stark

Miguel A Zamarripa Perez Joshua Dunmire Barbara Falcione

310 McClellan Drive 260 Delano Drive 420 Saratoga Drive

$172,000. $146,000. $190,000.


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Buyer

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Estate of Deborah M Sprung Thomas Donald Pasquinelli Seth William Barnett Perry Billman

Andrea Holmes Robert Moeslein Jr. Alyssa Sciullo Kevin Benedict

470 Woodrift Ln Old Clairton Road 156 Woodland Drive 614 Arbor Ln

ROSTRAVER William Monro Jr. US Bank NA Entech LLC Lloyd Marsden

Carl Holtzman Robert Heffner Maronda Homes Inc. David Macko

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158 W McClain Road $214,000. 113 Clarence Ave. $99,000. 120 Gardenia Drive $54,000. 211 Liberty Ave. $18,750. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $131,166) by sheriff's deed. Adnilnod LLC Stargazer Land Conservancy LLC Tyrol Blvd. $18,000. Iron & Steel Realty Investments LLC Hoberman Homes LLC 1100 Willowbrook Road $8,314. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $100,144) by sheriff's deed. Karen Heasley Justin Walker and Courtney Winn 401 Belrose Drive $164,900. Abell Development Co. Kautilya Belle Vernon Hotel LLC 1525 Broad Ave. $3,950,000. Richard Craft David Goldbaugh and Judith Holmes 217 German St. $89,900. Eileen Clark US Bank NA 216 Johnson Ave. $1,977. by sheriff's deed. David Firda Elaine Allen 205 Knowle Ln $89,400. Stanley Nedzesky Jr. Weightman Realty LLC 4921 Route 51 $150,000. Stephen Kundman Karen Smith 764 Sandstone Way $249,900. Estate of Louis Antonucci Jeffrey and Tracy Lynn Schlegel 116 Clarence Ave. $42,500. Timothy Matthews Angela Lusk 736 Fellsburg Road $120,000. Clyde Gouker A-1 Rostraver Mini Storage LLC 5145 SR 51 $1. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $92,094). SOUTH PARK Gwenna Cokley Elise Herman 950 Hidden Ridge Ct Apt 301 $130,000. Scioto Construction Co. Barbara Jean Mayzel and Mary Ann Logue 300 Hidden Ridge Ct Unit 201 $150,000. Matthew Scott Claire Ortenzo 1115 Mike Reed Drive $170,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

This month’s RealSTATs transactions for the following communities can be found on our website:

Bentleyville • Carroll Twp Donora • Dunlevy Elizabeth Borough Elizabeth Township Fallowfield • Forward Twp Monessen • North Belle Vernon North Charleroi Nottingham • Speers Union Township

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SOUTH PARK Arthur Dean Margaret Dietz Estate of Arnold Joseph Sopko Kelly Tryc John Nath Jerry Fink NVR Inc. Mary Chain Joseph Janocsko Mero South Park Ventures LLC Matthew Jaworski Kenneth Gibson NETCO Inc. Allen Lynch Jr.

Elliott Lance Trussa & Brittany Louise Newman Arthur Dean and Lauren Hutton Shannon Burns Shawn and Jeanette Auxier Chad Bugala and Kelly Tryc James Jacko Jr. and Ashley Jacko Joseph Janocsko and Teresa Garella UCG Forty Five LLC Dale and Betty Sell NVR Inc. John Saunders Michael Brian and Ashley Henninger Raymond Secoli II Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC

3087 Amy Drive 1648 Citation Drive 1464 Greenbriar Ct 6356 Helen St. 1371 Snee Drive 1644 Southpine Drive 4007 Crown Drive 1729 Patrick Pl 1243 Snee Drive 5012 Summit Drive 949 Bideford Drive 1474 Bristol Drive 4604 Colvin Ct 6805 Vickers Drive

Kenneth Ebel

Mahesh Dahal and Ranjana Karki

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WHITEHALL Allison Kay Nolan Jeanne Graff Lori Kalmeyer Estate of Donna Marie Barone

Kyle Fine Nicholas Dadig Alan and Kathy DeBona Ramila Nepal

Price $164,900. $140,000. $230,000. $89,500. $258,000. $310,000. $290,592. $37,500. $425,000. $65,657. $220,000. $310,000. $32,000. $9,000. by sheriff's deed. $184,900.

4131 Highgrove Road $177,000. 5162 Lantern Hill Drive $219,900. 1028 Duncan Ln $250,000. Oakridge Drive $8,600. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $21,888) by sheriff's deed. Deke Metzler Kevin Dubina Reiland St. $89,000. FFP LLC Aaron and Carrie Morris 334 Benson Cir $110,000. Estate of Ruth Watt Stella Vassilaros 4817 Brownsville Road $122,500. Leigh Smyczek Andrew and Melissa Arnold 4694 Echo Glen Drive $208,500. Joseph Grmusa Khagendra and Kendra Dhakal 1242 Varner Road $228,000. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------2012 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED SEDAN Great Condition, Dark Cherry Red, 63,000 miles, new tires, inspection, V6, 6 spd automatic, sunroof, leather interior $11,500. 724-929-4587 CAR MATS – Lincoln Continental (1960s) Front and Back $39 Please call 724684-5531. WHEEL BALANCER - automotive BADA model M- 60. $100. 724-941-8728 TOW HOOKS & MOUNTING BRACKETS Jeep Grand Cherokee 93-98. $20. 724941-8728 2018 JEEP RENEGADE - 5,500 Miles, Factory Warranty. $20,000 or best offer. If interested, please call 412-854-4065 FORD FRONT DRIVERS SIDE FENDER 2009 F150 truck, New. $100. 724-3485154 or email rdbarbour@gmail.com 1980 SUZUKI TS185 - Starts runs rides stops good. Many new parts, delivery possible $800. 724-447-2726 DUNE BUGGY - 2007 Thunder Motor Sport, Joyner 650 Sand Spider, Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $4,500 or make an offer. 412-999-4332 CAMPER – 2007 Keystone Laredo, 5th wheel, 27-foot, 1 slide, asking $6,000 OBO. 724-258-5444. FORD EXPLORER - 2010, one owner, 115,000 miles, Needs inspection, asking $4,000 OBO. 724-258-5444.

1963 RAMBLER AMBASSADOR - 990 327 V8, Automatic, Power Brakes, Power Steering, 4 doors, New Black Paint with Red Interior. Call for more details. 724-239-3506 TOYOTA TACOMA – 2004, ext cab, 4 cyl. 4x4 automatic, 160,000 miles, air, new tires, newly inspected. $6,000. 724-366-9524 TRUCK TIRE CHAINS – Quick Grip, Type SH tire size. 9.0 – 20, 10.0 – 22-5. 1 pair for $25. 412-425-0342. 1998 GMC - Four wheel drive truck. Runs good. Needs body work. $750, or best offer. 724-258-7205. Leave message please. TRAILER – 4’ x 8’ metal floor and sides, some wood. 2” ball – gross weight 300 LBS, Green, has title. $400 or best offer. 412200-0449 SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details.

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-------------- EMPLOYMENT-----------CAREGIVERS - EUM Early Learning Center in Elizabeth has positions available for caregivers. Applicants must have a HS diploma or GED equivalent. Previous childcare experience is preferred, but not required. If interested, please call 412-384-8374 for further information. LOOKING FOR LABORERS - carpenters, siding, soffit and fascia, some framing. Year around work. Drivers License a plus. Based out of Finleyville, 724-797-0000. HELP WANTED – Experienced medical assistant, to work front and back office. Located in Monongahela. Must be able to multitask. Send resumes to 420 West main St, Monongahela, PA 15063 ADVERTISING SALES – Are you a “people person”? Do you enjoy getting out of the office or home and meeting with people face to face? Are you a good listener who likes to help people and businesses succeed? An exciting career in advertising sales may be just the right fit for you! If you are driven, passionate, proactive and thrive on a good challenge, we want to hear from you! Recent col-

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------FLAT SCREEN TV – 26-inch, Vizio. Works great. $45. 412-526-1061 SHOES – Auditions, 1 pair navy blue dress heels (new), size 10.5. 1.5” heels. $10. 1 pair black dress heels (used), size 10.5. 1.5” heels. $10. 724-489-0139 SHOES – Easy Street, 1 pair off-white, sling back dress heels (new), Size 10W, 1.25” heels. $10. 724-489-0139 PURSE – Brown, Crazy Horse brand (new), has shoulder strap. Wallet included. $15. 724489-0139 AB LOUNGER FITNESS CHAIR – Very good condition. Works your abdomen and core. $5. 724-489-0139 OLDER TELEVISION SET – Admiral, color, very good condition, works fine. $5. 724-4890139 ROUND TABLE – 36”, Heavy, Mahogany color, good cond. $5. 724-489-0139 AUTO MAGAZINES – 16 ‘Cars + Parts’ Magazines. $5. 412-425-0342 TOW CHAIN – 14 ft. x 3/8”, grade #43. $10. 412-425-0342 THE BEATLES – Unseen Archive book. $5. 412-425-0342 ORBITAL SAW – Groit’s Prof. (new). $75. 724-938-8482

CLASSIFIEDS TOOLS -11 pc. Campbell Hausfeld Impact wrenches and ratchet (new) $40. 724-9388482 CORDLESS ROTARY TOOL KIT – Campbell Hausfeld, 9.6 volt. $20. 724-938-8482 DIE GRINDER – 9 pc. Campbell Hausfeld, $20. 724-938-8482 HEAVY DUTY STAPLE KIT – Craftsman Duel, 9/16” and 3/8” staples. $10. 724-938-8482 SET OF AUTO SHOP TORCHES – Acepiline + Oxygen, commercial size Harris gauges, and metal cart. $150. 412-341-3677. Lv Mssg. SEWING MACHINE – Brother, 17-stitch w/ button holer, bobbins and manual, DVD, pedal and box. $45. 412-884-0886 TENNIS RACQUETS – Two(2) wooden ones in excellent cond. $6 each. 412-884-0886. ADULT POTTY CHAIR – New, never used. Also good for camping. $25. 412-884-0886 SNOWBLOWER – 20-inch, Jacobsen with manual, may need minor repairs. $15. 412884-0886. ROWING MACHINE – Great for exercise. $15. 412-884-0886 PROPANE LANTERN – Coleman, single mantle, $20. Propane camp stove, primus, 2 burners, $25. 412-884-0886. MAPLE WOOD DRESSER – 1950’s, 3 large drawers, mirror attached, very good cond. $75. 724-941-9256 GATE LEGGED TABLE – Drop leaf, from 1950. Good condition, very sturdy. $100. 724-9419256 TRANSPORT WHEEL CHAIR – Leg and feet attachments, light weight. $75. 724-9419256 SHOWER CHAIR – Sturdy w/ back and side arms. Never used. $35. 724-941-9256 DINING ROOM – Table and 3 extensions, pedestal base, 2 high back and 4 regular chairs, gold cushions, Byrl wood design, double door china top, 4 door base, server 3 door. China available. Must see. $800. 724-348-5243. WOOD STORAGE CUPBOARDS – Four(4), 71” H x 29” W x16” D. Brown double doors. Boxed to build, ½” laminated wood. All 4 $50, or $15 each. 724-348-5234. SWEEPER – Kirby “Legends” – loads of attachments (suds gun, polisher, sander, etc.). All for $20. 724-929-8259 PICTURE – ‘Last Supper” black background, gold (25” x 18”). Beautiful. Only $5. 724-9298259 AUDREY HEPBURN PICTURE – (Cool old timers only), gorgeous (36” x 24”) plus two (9” x 12”) pics. $15. 724-929-8259

STAMP COLLECTOR – super deal “1992 Mint Albums” original cost $22.95 each – now $16 each. 724-929-8259. SHIRTS – Bling, 150 brand new (all sizes) beautiful. $5 each. 724-929-8259 HOBNAIL COLLECTION – 23 piece, (including fenton) – perfect shape. $20. 724-9298259. COLLECTIBLE CHRISTMAS PLATES – Avon, three(3) in box plus stands. (1982, 83, 84). All for $5. 724-929-8259 DESIGNER JACKET – Women’s, ‘Mix it’ new, with fur and quilted lining. XL. $20. Rt. 51, 412-819-7623. Please lv mssg. DESIGNER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – (60) New, expensive, beautiful. Only 50-cents each. Rt. 51, 412-819-7623. Please lv mssg. CAMPFIRE WOOD – (3) huge stacks, logged, will help load. Only $29 each. Rt. 51, 412819-7623. Please lv mssg. TEEN SIZE CLOTHES – Designer, new, lots have original tags. 75-cents each. Rt. 51, 412-819-7623. Please lv mssg. DESIGNER PURSES – (10), moving, must sacrifice. $8 each. Rt. 51, 412-819-7623. Please lv mssg

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CAR MATS - Lincoln Continental (1960s) Front and Back $39 Please call 724-6845531. WHEEL BALANCER - automotive BADA model M- 60. $100. 724-941-8728 TOW HOOKS & MOUNTING BRACKETS Jeep Grand Cherokee 93-98. $20. 724-9418728 FORD FRONT DRIVERS SIDE FENDER 2009 F150 truck, New. $100. 724-3485154 or email rdbarbour@gmail.com CAMPER – 2007 Keystone Laredo, 5th wheel, 27-foot, 1 slide, asking $6,000 OBO. 724258-5444. WATCHES - 36+ new watches plus extras. Croton, Invicta, etc. cheap. 724-348-7046. PAPER SHREDDER - like new only $25. call 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 MENS SKECHER BOOT SHOES - Hardly worn, size 9 ½, $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 MENS AIR NIKE SNEAKERS - Hardly worn size 9, $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-6133369 VARIETY OF VIVIANE WOODARD COSMETICS - SELLOUT! 724-348-4324

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MENS MISTY HARBOR JACKET - With zip lining like new size XL, $10. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 LEOPARD FAUX FUR JACKET - Ladies size 10, perfect, $40 or best offer. 412-279-3288 or text 412-613-3369 BARSTOOLS - set of 4 beige upholstered seats on metal frame. Swivel. very good condition. $100. 724-348-5154 or email jsbbarbour@gmail.com ORIGINAL 45'S RECORDS - 50'S, 60'S AND 70'S. R&R, DOO WOP, SOUL, $1 EACH. 724929-4975 FUTON - Two years old, seldom used, excellent condition $100. 724-929-6167 HANDWOVEN RUG - From India (Shalimar), beige, 6 x 9, $50. 724-379-4162 BARBIE DOLL CLOTHES - (over 100) + box, $200. 724-379-4162 STEEL SECURITY BOXES - Fire Resistant with keys. Good condition. Size 14 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in and 13 in x 8 in x 6 in. $10 each. 724-684-5353 FLEXIBLE FLYER SLED - $25. 5ft. long. 724-684-5353 BLACK SNOW FENCE - $25. 50Ft x 4 Ft. 724-684-5353 SOFA - Like new Beige fabric, 80L 37H 38D. 412-655-1774 - Please leave msg. FIREARMS AND GUNS - Browning Buckmark 22 caliber target pistol, exc. condition $300. – Walther P38 , 9mm, leather holster, 2 clips , exc. cond. $700. - Ruger P90 , 45 caliber, NIB, hard case, 2 clips $550. – handguns require legal FFL transfer. Beautiful custom mannlichner mauser , 7mm caliber, $750. - Very rare Arisaka 7.7 mm Type 99 with concentric circles instead of a Chrysanthemum. These rifles were manufactured without serial numbers and given to secret police and prison guards for testing prior to the production of the numbered rifles used in WW II. This is the cleanest T 99 I have ever seen, even the bore shiny and looks like new. I can send photos if interested. $1,000. / B.O. Call 724-379-8261 RIFLE - Savage Model 93R17GVL, 17HMR, Left Hand Heavy Bbl, NEW. $225. 412-881-2768 LP VINYL ALBUMS - from 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's $1 each. 724-684-5353 ANTIQUE LEADED SLAG GLASS LAMP (very large), green, base is 35" tall, unique, $200. 724-379-4162 BASEBALL – Sports Impressions, 1990 Cal Ripken Jr., 1989 Thurman Munson, 1990 Andy Van Slyke. $30 each. Have others for sale. 724-886-4437

CLASSIFIEDS ESTATE SALE BY APPT – Dining room, antique twin and double bedroom sets, wicker rocker, kitchen sets, crocks, antique oak china cabinet, collectible glassware, TV stand, accent tables. Priced to sell! 412-384-4374. 10 SPEED BIKE – Ladies, 26-inch. $125. 412-384-4374 MOPAR BIKE RACK – 2” receiver, holds 2 bikes. $100. 412-384-4374 OVERHEAD PROJECTOR - 3M model, Five “O” Eighty Eight, working, $30. 724-941-8728 MEAT GRINDER - Cabela’s 3/4HP, New commercial grade, $275. 724-941-8728 HYDRAULIC PUMP - Enerpac, 1 Hp SP 115/230, 4way valve, $250. 724-941-8728 HOSPITAL BED - Electric. Like new. $50. 724684-5531 SHOTGUN - Mossberg 500A camo pump action 12 gauge, plus slug barrel. Comes with 3 chokes and 10 rounds of turkey shells. $260. 724-941-1728 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - Annual Swimsuit editions. 33 editions from 1981. Most copies have mailing labels. Price is for all 33. $160. 724-941-1728 SUPER BOWL X PROGRAM - Steelers vs. Cowboys. Excellent condition, 119 pages. $50. 724-941-1728 CHESS BOARD - Drueke Model 62 - 18" x 18" with 1 3/4" squares. Brand new. Walnut and maple squares, renowned manufacturer. $80. 724-941-1728 JFK TOPPS COLLECTORS CARDS - (10 Total). Excellent condition. Price is for all 10. $50. 724-941-1728 GLASS CANDLE HOLDERS - Macy's Holiday Red Stem - Set of 5, each 6-10” tall. 20 years old. $15. 724-941-1728 RECLINER’S - Very large, wall away dark blue, very good condition, paid $400 each sell both for $300. Call 724-929-3891 TOTE BAG - with many zippered compartments plus insulated keep cold area, includes carrying strap, great for bicycle riders. Excellent Condition $20. 724-929-3891 MONGOOSE BICYCLE - Mens 19". Hardly used. Paid $300 asking $100. Call 724-684-8243 STEREO - Yamaha GX-70 AM/FM/CD/Double Cassette 5 small speakers Dolby sound w/ remote Excellent Sound $45 Please call 724684-4695. 1980 SUZUKI TS-185 - In good running shape. Needs some details but many new parts. Great dependable dirt bike. Adult owned and currently in use, Delivery possible. Asking $800. 724-447-2726, leave message.

AUNT JEMIMA 6 PC SPICE SET - Vintage collectible. Made in USA circa 1940’s by F&F Mold & Die Works. 4” tall figures. Some hairline cracks and worn paint. $90/BO. 724-684-7031 45” flat screen, working condition, $100. 724-989-0609 BASEBALL CARDS - Over 2,000 in good condition, many stars. $500. 724-249-4553 SHAKE SPEAR ELECTRIC MOTOR - Used very little asking $85. call 412-831-8998 1980’S RALEIGH TECHNIUM BICYCLE Needs some TLC. Original saddle. $150. 724-825-0632 SYDELL MILK STAND - Goat Stanction, feed bucket, wheels and detachable ramp, AI rails and straps. $225. 724-825-0632 GOLF CLUBS – Calloway Irons. Used 1 year. 4-9 plus 2 wedges. Paid $800, asking $450. Will include 4 woods and bag. 724-263-6909. BLANK VHS TAPES – 40 brand new, never used. T-120, T-160 tapes. $12. 412-4250342 DRESSER WITH MIRROR – 9 drawers, 57” x 30”. Good condition. $55. Brownsville. 724785-4987 ELVIS PRESSLEY’S GRACELAND – Special Edition gift set. $125. 724-941-9256 DURABRAND AM/FM – Radio cassette recorder w/ instructions. $10. 412-595-7820 PITT MINI HELMET – Autographed with COA. James Connor, Tyler Boyed, Nathan Peterman. Nice gift. $75. Other memorabilia for sale also. Moving – must sell. West Newton. 724244-4862. Lv. Mssg. TWIN SIZE BED – Sleep Number, complete with sheet set and bed spread. Like new. $400. Moving – must sell. West Newton. 724-244-4862. Lv. Mssg. CEMETERY PLOTS (2) - Sacred Heart Cemetery Carroll Twp. Wash. County. $300 each. 724-938-8482 RIFLE SCOPES - Vintage REDFIELD, 4X wideview duplex - $75. Vintage WEAVER Challenger, 4X wideview duplex - $75. BSA, Deerhunter, 2.5x20mm - $30. 724-483-1271. CROSSBOW - HORTON Anniversary, with scope, cranker, sling, quiver/4 arrows and case - $275. 724-483-1271 BINOCULARS - LEUPOLD BX-3 Mojave, 10x32mm/center focus - $200. Call (724) 483-1271 RANGEFINDER - LEUPOLD RX-1200i TBR $200. 724-483-1271 CUB CADET SNOWER BLOWER - model 2x 524 SWE, used 5 times. $600. 724-8632327

February 2020 CANOE - Wenonah Model Minnesota II, excellent condition, 3k Retail. Sell for $1,750. 412580-8400. WOOD / COAL BURNING STOVE – Consolidated Dutchwest, burns 18” logs. 400 LBS. Have all instructions and many extras. $500. 724-863-3551

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------FINLEYVILLE BREWING – Old Beer bottles and memorabilia items from Finleyville Brewing wanted. Will pay top dollar! Call 424-2159385 U.S. STEEL LOGO ITEMS – Old memorabilia, collectibles and items with U.S. Steel logo wanted. Call 424-215-9385 WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. OLD INSULATORS - buying porcelain or glass insulators used on utility poles or along RR tracks, also lightning rods. 724-782-0539 VINTAGE CLOTHING - Buying women's and men's clothing and accessories 1800's through the 1970's. Also vintage sewing items including fabric. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or Bonnie at 412-997-2943. SEALED WHISKEY/BOURBON. Cash paid for sealed vintage Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Whisky. Call/Text 614-499-6589 OLDER HOT WHEEL CARS - Redlines. Your collection, or a few. Call: 724 984 9085 OLD BOTTLES WANTED - Long Time Collector, Looking For Antique Bottles. Whiskey, Medical, Beer, Drug Store, Etc., Advertising Signs. Please Call Dave at 412-977-6496. WANTED OLD FISHING TACKLE - Lures, Reels, Tackle Boxes, Minnow Buckets, Fly Reels / Rods etc. the older the better. Call 412-4148464 if no answer please leave a message.

----------- MISCELLANEOUS -------REWARD - Black onyx heart ring stolen while resident of The Paramount Bethel Park. No questions asked. Nuclearbt@msn.com HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800-426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING! CROSS COUNTRY MOVING, Long distance Moving Company, out of state move $799 Long Distance Movers. Get Free quote on your Long distance move 1-800-511-2181


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------------ NOTICES-------SELL YOUR ANTIQUE OR CLASSIC CAR. Advertise with us. You choose where you want to advertise. 800-450-6631 visit macnetonline.com for details. REWARD - Black onyx heart ring stolen while resident of The Paramount Bethel Park. No questions asked. Nuclearbt@msn.com

------------ PETS -------RABBIT DOG MALE – 2 yrs old, beagle, AKC Certificate and pedigree, current shots, 3 year rabies license. 14 day full refund if not satisfied. $1,000 firm. 724-366-9524 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 bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737.

------------ REAL ESTATE -------MONONGAHELA, 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT - 2nd Floor, Easy Excess , Secure Locked Building, Includes Appliances, Free Laundry, Free Off Street Parking, Garbage Removal., Quiet, Quaint Atmosphere, Near Busline, Senior Discount. 724-931-4764 CEMETERY LOTS – Mon Valley Memorial Park, 4 lots – Garden of the Cross. $750. 412384-4374

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CLASSIFIEDS MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Garden of All Faiths, Lawn Crypt (2019 at need price $7,165). Includes lot and vault for two(2), bronze memorial with vase and granite base. Asking $3,000. 724-379-6866. MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK – Donora, 4 lots $500 each. 1 vault $500. Transfer of title included. 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. PROFESSIONAL PRIVATE OFFICES FOR LEASE IN MONONGAHELA - Newer building, very clean. Various office sizes. Handicapped accessible. Conference room, kitchenette, lobby, separate men's/ladies restrooms, 24/7 secured access, paved, lighted parking lot, exterior security cameras, only minutes to Mon Valley Hospital, Route 43 and Route 51. Please call Mon River Realty at 724-350-0401. WAREHOUSE SPACES FOR LEASE Monongahela and Monessen. Various warehouse sizes ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 17,600 sq ft. Please call Mon River Realty at 724-350-0401. SELLING A FARM OR HOUSE? Advertise it here and neighboring publications. We can help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-4506631 or visit our site at MACnetOnline.com CEMETERY / BURIAL – Woodruff Cemetery in Canonsburg. 2 grave spaces in premium area. 2 vaults, 2 openings and closings, 1 coral granite flush monument, 2 bronze name plates. $6,500. 724-310-3330 SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or online at MACnetOnline.com WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

------------ SERVICES -------LAUREL’S BEAUTY SHOP – 102 W. Main St, Monongahela, PA. 724-258-9518. New Year’s Special: $8 haircuts, $35 perms, 55 and older.

CLEANING SERVICES - J & L Cleaning Services is here to help with your daily cleaning chores. Weekly, bi-weekly, etc. Estate CleanOuts. Residential & Commercial. Fully insured. Servicing South Hills, Allegheny & Washington Counties. Free Estimates. Call today!! 724747-0793 SELLING YOUR OWN PROPERTY? Need to advertise it in your local paper and others like it? We have the placement services to help you. Contact MACnet MEDIA @ 800-450-6631 or online at MACnetOnline.com

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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. What is the name of the Rostraver Twp soldier promoted to U.S. Army Major? When is City Mission’s 26th Annual “Sweet Sunday” Dessert Festival? Where is the site of the Dis+Abilities Network? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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