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Vol. 3, Issue 2

SEPTEMBER 2013

Greater Rostraver Chamber Celebrates New Businesses Page 28

Fabrizi’s Restaurant Continues Reputation of Fine Dining Page 29

SPORTS: Belle Vernon Area High School Kicks Off 48th Football Campaign Page 31

FRE COP E Y!

Enjoy a Fall Hayride at Area County Parks

Fall Craft and Vendor Show and Flea Market Planned in Monessen

A Great Family or Company Outing!

Now Accepting Vendor Applications

The Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation will be offering group hayrides this fall in Cross Creek County Park and Mingo Creek County Park. Hayrides arc approximately 50 minutes in length, and the haywagon can accommodate approximately 25 people per hour. The use of a picnic shelter and a fire circle for two hours before or after the scheduled hayride is also provided. The cost is $50 per hayride. Hayrides book quickly. Call the Washington County Parks & Recreation Office at 724-228-6867 for available times and information about scheduling a hayride. Be sure to indicate if your reservation is for Cross Creek County Park or Mingo Creek County Park. Available dates and times are shown below

Cross Creek County Park Available dates for the hayrides are Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. Hayrides are scheduled 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. both evenings.

Mingo Creek County Park Available dates are Friday, October 11, Saturday, October 12, Friday, October 18, Saturday, October 19, Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. The Friday evening hayrides are available 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hayrides scheduled on Saturday, October 12 are available 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hayrides scheduled for Saturdays, October 19 and 20 are available 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Monessen Volunteer Fire Department #1 Auxiliary is hosting a Fall Craft/Vendor Show and Flea Market on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Monessen VFD #1 Firemen’s Social Hall located at Eastgate 15 across from the Monessen Municipal Complex. Tables are $10 each and reservations are due by October 5, 2013. We have mainly round tables. Long tables are available on a first come first serve basis. No tables will be provided for the outdoor flea market. Each crafter is asked to donate an item to be given away at our Chinese Auction. To reserve your table, please make your check payable to Monessen VFD #1 Auxiliary, and mail it to Karen Marinos, 161 Schoonmaker Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062. Please include the following information with your check: Name; Street Address; City; State; Zip Code; Phone and Email Address. We also need to a brief description of items to be sold, how many tables, need electric, etc. Food and drinks will be sold. For more information, contact Karen at 724684-5838, Linda at 724-797-0747 or Kathy at 724-258-4781. You can also reach us via email at: monessenvfd1auxiliary@hotmail.com or by visiting our Facebook page Monessen Volunteer Fire Department #1 Auxiliary. INDEX: Local News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

School News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ask The Experts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Local Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Death Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44


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River of the Year Paddling Series Scenic trip from Charleroi to Monongahela Join the River Town Program, a project of Pennsylvania Environmental Council, on September 7 for a one-day paddling trip on the scenic Monongahela River from Charleroi to Monongahela. The trip, approximately 9 miles, will include a welcome from local leaders and educational presentation at lunch. Registration is required. This trip is open to all experience levels, but participants should be physically fit enough to paddle for 3-4 hours with a lunch break half way. Agenda: 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Check-in at Monongahela Aquatorium; shuttle to North Charleroi launch. 9:45 a.m. - Welcome from local leaders 9:55 a.m. - Safety talk and paddling instruction 10:05 a.m. - Launch 12:00 p.m. - Lunch (provided) at Webster boat launch 12:15 p.m. - Presentation: Monongahela Historical Society 12:50 p.m. - Launch 3:00 p.m. - Take out at Monongahela Aquatorium Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children under 16. Cost includes water, Gatorade, and snacks; lunch; shuttle service; educational presentations; a commemorative tshirt; and ACA one-day insurance. Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak or rent a canoe from our partner, Wilderness Voyageurs (details below). If you bring your own equipment please be sure to bring a personal floatation device for everyone in your canoe/kayak. All participants must wear an approved PFD on the water. You can register online at our website

www.pecpa.org/event/river-year-paddlingseries-charleroi-monongahela. Registration will close September 3 or when we reach capacity. For questions regarding the River of the Year Paddling Series, call 412-4819400 or email lbaxter@pecpa.org. Equipment Rental Available Don’t have a boat? No problem! Please contact our partner, Wilderness Voyageurs, to reserve a canoe, paddle, and approved personal flotation device (PFD). Cost: $15/person. Call Wilderness Voyageurs at 1-800-272-4141 or 724-329-1000. You must reserve a boat in advance; no rentals will be available on the day of the event.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO EVERY THURSDAY WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO at the Community Center in Fayette City. Benefits the Fayette City VFC. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Bingo starts at 6:50 pm.

purchase. Free parking provided with any purchase. Proceeds will be used to enhance services for MVH patients and visitors. For more information, call 724258-1167.

SEPTEMBER 2 BINGO - Elrama Vol Fire Co. Social Hall, 17 Elrama Ave. starting at 7 pm. Jackpot $300.00. For more information, call 412384-8066 or 412-384-8077.

SEPTEMBER 6 FISH FRY - from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Church Social Hall, Richeyville. More than just fish! Haluski, macaroni and cheese, shrimp, crab cakes, French fries, potato pancakes, and a variety of baked goods. Take outs available by calling 724-632-5857.

SEPTEMBER3 MID MON-VALLEY SHIPMATES MEETING - 7:00 p.m. at the James C. Ford American Legion Home in Carroll Township. The meeting is open to all veterans, retired or active, Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine Sailors and Waves. MONESSEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953 REUNION RESERVATION DEADLINE - September 3 is the reservation deadline for the reunion on Sept.12. For more information, contact George Essey at 724-684-9239. SEPTEMBER 5 LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC – at New Eagle Social Hall. $45 includes neuter/spay and shots and flea treatment. Must call Faith at 724-941-3991 for appointment. AUXILIARY $5 JEWELRY SALE Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC Monongahela Valley Hospital. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is sponsoring a $5 jewelry sale with a variety of costume jewelry available for

SEPTEMBER 7 FIX ‘UR CAT FUNDRAISER - Second Annual Charity Miniature Golf Tournament at the Red Carpet Golf and Recreation Center, 2200 Old National Pike, Washington. A picnic style dinner, generously donated by Angelo’s Restaurant, will be served at 5 p.m. followed by the tournament, dessert, raffles, and prizes. A closest to the pin driving competition will also be held. Tickets are $15 per person / $55 per foursome. To order tickets, or for more information about low cost cat neuter/spay, check out our website at Fixurcat.org, or contact Michelle Bruce at mitchbruce@gmail.com or 724-503-8523. $8,000 POINT MONTHLY BINGO - New Eagle VFD, 156 Chess Street. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Games start 8:00 p.m. Coverall $2,000. Complete package $30.00. For more information, call 724-258-6379 or leave message at Social Hall at 724-2585432. Visit www.Neweaglevfd.org or visit us on Facebook.

FESTIVAL-CARNIVAL IN MONESSEN The Orchard Christian Fellowship is sponsoring a Festival-Carnival on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Schooner Youth Center, 701 Schoonermaker Avenue in Monessen. Activities will take place from 9:00AM - 6:00PM. The Festival-Carnival will feature: A Clown, live bands, horse rides, a vocalist, choirs, instrument soloists, dunk tank, children's games, adult games, and prizes! Pie Baking Contest, with a prize for the pie the judges pick as the best. The proceeds from this event will support the Schooner Youth Center meeting the needs of the Youth in the Mon Valley Area. For additional information or questions, please call Jethe Custer at 724-544-0699 or Mary Patrick at 724-483-4440. SEPTEMBER 8 PRAISE IN THE PARK - an annual gathering of local churches to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. 2:00 p.m. to dusk at Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver. Picnic at Pavilion One, music at the Amphitheater. Live continual praise and worship led by various church praise teams, vocalists and musicians. Games, food, activities, fellowship and fun. SEPTEMBER 10 THE COUPON CONNECTION - will meet at 5:30 pm at the Monongahela Library in the Activity Room. This is a great time to bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information call (724) 518-3529, email couponconnectionmv@gmail.com or find us on at www.facebook.com/groups/CouponConn ection/

SEPTEMBER 11 LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC – at New Eagle Social Hall. $45 includes neuter/spay and shots and flea treatment. Must call Faith at 724-941-3991 for appointment. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS - Wednesday, September 11 from 6 – 8 p.m., Bartolotta’s Giant Eagle, Fisher Heights. Learn how to choose foods at your local supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will conduct the tours. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1148. SEPTEMBER 12 MEETING OF CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS 7:30 pm in the Masonic Lodge, corner of 7th and McKean Avenues in Charleroi. All members are encouraged to attend. Program to be announced. For more information, call 724-984-6611. MONESSEN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953 60TH REUNION - Beach Club Marina in New Eagle. Activities will begin at 1:00 p.m. and a catered buffet will be at 2:00. A short program will follow after the meal and refreshments will be available all day. For more information, contact George Essey at 724-684-9239. KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP - 5:307:00 pm at the Donora Public Library, 510 Meldon Ave., Donora. Join us as we show and tell what we’re working on, and take advantage of this opportunity to learn new


September 2013 —————————————————————————————————————————— stitches, get help and share ideas. Bring your current project and enjoy a fun and inspiring evening among other knitters and crocheters. For more information, and if you plan to attend, please call the library at 724-379-7940. Free parking in our lot. SEPTEMBER 15 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB MEETING 2:00 pm at the Charleroi Senior Citizens Center. This month’s program will be on Presidential dollars. The general public is invited. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 724-984-6611. ROAST BEEF DINNER - September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the St. Agnes Church Social Hall, Richeyville. The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $8.50 and take outs are available. SEPTEMBER 16 MARC 7TH ANNUAL MONONGAHELA TOWN HALL MEETING - 7 p.m. at Monongahela City Fire Hall, Topic: The Ringgold School District: Commitment to Excellence. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MonongahelaAreaRevitalizatio nCorporationMarc?ref=br_tf. SEPTEMBER 19 SENIOR EXPO 2013 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Crown Center, 1500 W. Chestnut St. More than 100 vendors and representatives from local, state and federal agencies to answer questions and provide information concerning older adults, including social security, transportation, Medicare, legal services, in-home services, legislation, consumer protection, longterm care, utility services. FALL FANTASY DANCE - 6 - 10 pm at Center on the Hill, 100 Summit Rd, Belle Vernon. $7 admission includes light buffet, coffee and tea. DJ Bill Lemon and

prizes. For more information, call 724930-8512. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS - Thursday, September 19 from 3 – 5 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Learn how to choose foods at your local supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. The tours begin at Healthy Directions, the walk-in health care facility in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will conduct the tours and discuss “Eating for Bone Health” and perform bone density screenings. The program is free, but space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling 724-348-6699 or 724-258-1148. SEPTEMBER 21 ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS BANQUET held by Mon Valley NAACP Branch 2274 at the Donora Borough Social Hall. Doors will open at 4 pm with dinner at 5 pm. Live jazz duo, It takes Two and the August Wilson Dance Ensemble will perform. Post banquet celebration from 8 pm to Midnight with the House of Soul band. Cash bar and appetizers will be available. Tickets are $45.00 in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door and seating is limited. For tickets and menu selection, please call 724-684-8545 or email monvalleynaacp@verizon.net. ROARING TWENTIES EXPERIENCE DINNER AND DANCE - hosted by the Greater Monessen Historical Society at St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 1207 Grand Blvd., Monessen from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 each. The dinner will be a ham buffet with side dishes, along with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dessert. The “Ortner Roberts Group” will provide live entertainment. There will also be games of chance, raffles and drawings. Tickets are available at the Monessen Heritage Museum, 505 Donner Avenue,

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West Newton. All proceeds raised benefit the West Newton Library. SEPTEMBER 21-22 COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL - at The Brownlee Covered Bridge McGuffey Community Park, Beham Ridge Rd. of Rte 231S, Claysville. Featured performers this year will The Weed Rags on Saturday and Loose Rooster on Sunday. Special events this year include Revolutionary War Reenactments both days and square dance on Saturday. For more information, contact K. Prescott at 724-663-5254 or T. Bradley at 724-663-5015. SEPTEMBER 22 CAR/BIKE SHOW, CRAFT SHOW AND CHILI COOK OFF - Noon to 5:00 p.m. at Thomas J. Reid III Memorial Park, Allenport. Registration for the Car/Bike Show will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call Jim Giffin at 724-326-8236. Registration and set up for the Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to Noon. To register, call Wilma Furlong at 724-326-8260. Registration and set up for the Chili Cook Off will be from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. To register, call Dennis Martinak at 724-3264354. Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the Allenport Civic Club. ROAST BEEF DINNER, CHINESE AUCTION AND BAKE SALE - sponsored by the Finleyville Area Interfaith Association and will be held in Saint Francis of Assisi’s Finley Hall 3:00-7:00 p.m. $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under (children under 2 free). Take-outs available. Last year this was a sell-out. For tickets, call Dottie Bewick – St. Francis of Assisi Parish 724-348-5195; Ann Lorenzi – Mingo Presbyterian Church 724-348-8977; Kathy Jo Kernen – Wright’s United Methodist Church 724-348-5969; Finleyville First Presbyterian Church Office 724-348-5689.

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MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING - 7 p.m. in the parlor room of the First Presbyterian Church. The September speaker will be Dr. Miles S. Richards of White Oak who is a retired college professor from South Carolina. Dr. Richards will discuss the life of Walter Forward, Congressman and Judge, for whom Forward Township in Allegheny County was named. For more information, visit www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.com or call 724-292-8247. SEPTEMBER 27

WINE TASTING - Wine tasting with The Greenhouse winery 6:00 – 8:00 including a coupon for Rego’s. Tickets available now for only $15! Includes appetizers, door prizes, & more! The John K. Tener Library, located at 638 Fallowfield Avenue in Charleroi has announced the following events and programs. Please call the library at (724) 483-8282 for more infor-

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CASH BASH & NIGHT AT THE RACES - held by the Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary at Valley Inn Social Hall, Snyder Ave., Monongahela. Doors open at 6:00 pm, drawings start at 7:00. Free food and refreshments, BYOB. Donation $15. No one under 18 will be admitted. For tickets and information, contact Marti Thieret at 724-986-5938. IN THE PINK LUNCHEON - “Breast Health and You” with speaker Ruth Modzelewski, Pittsburgh Affiliate Susan G. Komen. 1 p.m. at Le Grande Room, 107 Second St., West Newton. Raffle baskets, prizes for Dress in Your Pink - Prettiest in Pink and Zaniest in Pink. Tickets $25.00, $15.00 girls 17 and under. Additional information and ticket purchase is available from Cathy McGrath 724-483-5063,

Debbie Bowers 412-370-4427, Brenda Lucas 724-872-4237 or email bcpinkluncheon@yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen

spectators. For more information, call 724-348-5622 or visit www.nottinghamtwp.com.

THE COUPON CONNECTION - 10 am at the Monongahela Library. This is a great time to bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information call (724) 518-3529, email couponconnectionmv@gmail.com or find us at www.facebook.com/groups/CouponConn ection/ SWAP MEET - Mineral Beach, Finleyville from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motorcycle, car, truck, leathers and accessories, tools, equipment, etc. $5 per person, $25 to vendor. All outdoor spaces, food and beverages available for purchase at the Beach House and the Tiki Bar. Rain date Sunday, September 29. For more information, call 412-862-7014.

“AUTUMNFEST” - Saint Sebastian Church in Belle Vernon invites you to “Autumnfest” weekend, September 28 29. We kick off with a dinner dance on Saturday, September 28. The evening features a dinner catered by “Two Fine Caterers” and entertainment provided by ‘Brother Jeep and Legacy’. The cost is $30 a person or $50 a couple. Doors open at 5:30 pm. For tickets and information, call 724-929-9300.

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AUTUMN BONFIRE - The Nottingham Township Annual Bonfire will be held at the Nottingham Township Municipal Complex in Eighty-Four from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. This free event is sponsored by the Nottingham Township Recreation Board. The band “Tres Lads” will be playing for your listening pleasure. Free food and marshmallow roasting will be provided. If you have never attended this event, please make a point of coming, you won’t be sorry you did. Come meet your neighbors for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Bring a chair or blanket. This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather there will be a tent provided for the band and

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STEELER TAILGATE PARTY! - On Sunday, September 29, join us for a Steeler Tailgate Party on the parish grounds. There will be games, raffles, great tail gate foods and treats, and of course, the big game. The fun begins at 12:30 pm. SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFIT - for Glenn Pust at Ginger Hill Grange from Noon to 6 p.m. A Chinese auction and 50/50 will also be held. Take outs available at 724-258-7726. All proceeds will support medical costs due to Glenn’s colon cancer. The Grange is located on Route 136 approximately 5 miles west of Monongahela.

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Celebration of Life to Honor Memory of Bob Daugherty The 27th annual Charleroi Federal Little Great Race on Saturday, September 7 will take on special meaning for the family and friends of the late Robert (Bob) Daugherty. “Bob had supported and sponsored the Little Great Race in years past and we feel this is a very appropriate time to get together and honor his memory,” said Paul Strelick of Rochester, New York, one of the organizers of the tribute. “It is designed to be a celebration of Bob’s life and how his presence on earth benefitted and impacted so many people.” Daugherty, a 1959 graduate of Charleroi High School, where he was an outstanding halfback with the Cougars football team, died at age 70 on Friday, April 27, 2012. He had lived in Carroll Township for many years. The son of the late Robert Daugherty and Dolores (Patrick) Daugherty, he played football at Charleroi High for three years. As a senior in 1958, he won the Mon Valley Conference individual scoring championship and earned numerous post-season honors including All-Conference, All-WPIAL and All-State recognition. He received a football scholarship to West Virginia University and played there before graduating in 1963. Daugherty graduated from the University of Pittsburgh DT Watson School of Physical Therapy in 1965. He had a private practice as a physical therapist. “Bob wore many hats and wore all of them well,” said Strelick, a 1960 graduate of Charleroi High School, where he was a teammate of Daugherty. “He was a great athlete, a local businessman, and a staunch supporter of his family, friends and many community events including the Little Great Race.” Pete Ferrara of Donora, who is cocoordinator of the September 7 tribute,

offered similar sentiments. “As a physical therapist, Bob was devoted to his patients and was respected for his quality of care and compassion,” Ferrara said. “He was a man of many talents and qualities and a good friend in every sense of the word.” Strelick said the informal gathering honoring Daugherty will begin “shortly after” all Daugherty Team runners and walkers complete the course – e.g., between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. - at the pavilions the Trustees Park adjacent to Chamber Plaza in Charleroi.” The 5-K race begins at 8:15 a.m. “Those who want to join us in remembering Bob do not have to run or walk in the Little Great Race, although some of his friends will be participating,” Strelick said. “We are just extending an open invitation to join us and Bob’s wife Luann (Amodie) and their family to share the fond memories everyone has of Bob.” Ferrara said commemorative t-shirts are being created for the event and will be available to all who attend the memorial tribute, “not just the team participating in the race.” He, Strelick and others organizing the gathering are requesting a donation of $20 per person to help cover the costs of the t-shirts, food, the race program and website memorial ads for Daugherty. Donations can be sent to and additional information obtained from Strelick, 130 Mill Run Drive, Rochester, NY 14626, 585-227-0112, pstreli1@rochester.rr.com, or Ferrrara, 803 Thompson Avenue, Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-7878, ferrarapc@yahoo.com. Information about the Little Great Race is available at www.littlegreatrace.com or by contacting Vic Vitale at the Vic Vitale Insurance Agency, 724-489-4435.

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4-H and FFA Scholarships Presented at Washington County Fair

The annual Washington County 4-H and FFA Scholarship awards were presented during the 4-H Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 17 at the 2013 Washington County Agricultural Fair. Upon completion of their first year of higher level education, winners receive a $2,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses. The 2013 scholarship winners include Emily Grove, Breanna Lincoski, Samuel Carroll, Tequila Smith, Madison Ware, Colleen Maltony, Stephanie Ross, Jacob Dzurino, Emily Winkelvoss, Kelly Slates, Michael Rush, Erin Yoest, Rachael Adams, Kara Dunmire, Emily Vasko, Jolyn Ulfom, Elizabeth Doman, Hunter Pallina, Hannah Russell, Nicole Chadwick, Olivia Hrutkay, Leeanna Gotta, Danny Sibert, Tiffany Hamilton, Emily Allan, Alexa Caldwell, Alex Baker, and Jessica Cole. (PHOTO CREDIT ALICE HARRIS)

MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY PROGRAMS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER The Monongahela Area Library, located at 813 West main Street in Monongahela will be offering the following programs and events during the month of September. For questions or additional information about any of the programs, please contact the library at 724-258-5409. Preschool Storytime The Monongahela Area Library will hold preschool Storytime beginning on September 11 and each Wednesday at 11 a.m. through the end of November. For children 30 months- 5 years. Book Bites Book Club The Book Bites Book Club for adults will meet the third Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m. to discuss the classic Agatha Christie novel, “Murder in the Vicarage.” WAGGIN Library Card The library staff is currently booking appointments on Monday evening between 5 – 7 p.m. and Friday days for patrons who want to learn how to man-

age their WAGGIN library card. The new countywide card allows patrons to retain reading lists and saved searches if they desire, as well as renew and reserve books from their home computer. Fundraisers Giving to the library will be extra easy on two days in September when the Belle Vernon Hoss’ hosts the Friends of the Library’s Community Day. Patrons who dine at the restaurant and present the coupon will have a percentage of the check donated to the library. The following day the library is participating in the Washington County Community Foundation’s Day of Giving when donations made to the library online through the WCCF website will have a percentage matched. Book Signing John Tiech, the author of “Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City” will be on hand at the Monongahela Area Library on Saturday, September 14 for a book signing at 11 a.m.

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Three Mon Valley Area Rotarians Hold Joint Meeting The Rotary Clubs of Charleroi, Belle Vernon, and Monessen met on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Back Porch Restaurant in Speers. Frank Jaworski spoke about the Belle Vernon Rotary club's support of the "Rails to Trails" passage sites in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The members of the Belle Vernon club are coordinating an effort to purchase a Shelter Box which will house several campers at a time as they journey along the historic path between Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Several presentations were made by Steve Arnowitz of the Charleroi Rotary Club. Earlier this year Mr. Arnowitz joined Rotarians from other clubs in District 7330 on a humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic. The Rotarians visited and provided books and supplies for two schools, revisited a pottery site that had been planned by residents of the Dominican Republic and visiting Rotarians in 2012, and provided training for emergency personnel in and around Santo Domingo. Members of the group also participated in a medical clinic where local doctors donated their time to provide checkups and medical advice to local families. The Rotarians provided support and child care services by helping young children develop good hand washing skills, and giving haircuts. Since his return from the mission, Mr. Arnowitz has made presentations to area clubs including New Stanton-Youngwood, Monongahela, Washington and Charleroi. Future presentations are planned for the Canonsburg and Norwin clubs. If anyone is interested in learning more about the mission to the Dominican Republic, contact Steve Arnowitz at 724-258-5631 or 412-389-2096. The Charleroi club is planning to host another fundraiser in October. Plans are being made for a spaghetti dinner. Ticket information and other details will follow in next month's Rotary article. The Charleroi Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at the Back Porch restaurant in Lower Speers. Meetings begin at Noon and are held in the Side Door meeting rooms. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Arnowitz at 412-389-2096 or John Helfenstein at 724-494-3195.

League of Women Voters Seeking Nominations for Awards in Education, Environment, and Community Service The League of Women Voters of Washington County will kick off the 2013-2014 year with its 17th Awards Reception. The League will recognize three outstanding citizens or community organizations on October 24, 2013. The Awards Committee is seeking nominations from the Washington County community for individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions in any of these three areas: Education, Environment, or Community Service. An award will be presented in each category. During the program, the three awardees will be recognized and commendations from the nominations will be read. The recipients will have the opportunity to make remarks. Nomination forms can be obtained or received electronically by contacting the Award Chairperson Donna Riggle at driggle84@gmail.com, 724-484-7537, or visiting the League website at washingtoncounty.palwv.org. Please make your nomination electronically or return the form by mail to LWVWC, 30 E. Beau Street, Washington, Room 437, PA 15301 by September 15, 2013. The Awards Committee will review the nominations. The selection of the awardees will be made by the LWVWC Board of Directors. The awardee in each category will be notified and will be announced in the media. The award recipient and a designated coworker or family member will be the guests of the League at the reception. Please consider taking the time to acknowledge the dedication of Washington County citizens whose efforts make their communities better places.


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MARC Annual Community Meeting September 16

West Newton Will Hold “Fancy Nancy” Parade and Tea Party Event for Girls

The Monongahela Area Revitalization Committee (MARC) will hold its 7th Annual Community Meeting on Monday, September 16. The event, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be held at the Monongahela Fire Department Social Hall, 449 West Main St. and is open to the public. This year's topic is MARC representatives (l-r) Don Miller, "Ringgold School District: Mary Acton, and Bob Acton Commitment to Excellence." The school district will be represented by school board president, Mrs. Mariann Bulko and school superintendent, Dr. Karen Polkabla. Recognizing a viable school district needs the support of an adequate tax base. The presenters will focus on the school district serving as a magnet to attract young families into the community. This requires an excellent faculty supported by excellent services and facilities. The meeting will conclude with questions and answers moderated by Mr. Anthony Lombardi, President and CEO emeritus of Monongahela Valley Hospital.

Attention all you Fancy Nancy's out there. The West Newton Community Festival invites you to attend a Fancy Nancy Parade and Tea Party Event on Saturday, September 7 starting at 12:00 noon and ending at 2:30 p.m. All you Fancy Nancy's will be able to participate in the West Newton Community Festival Parade and then enjoy a private Tea Party at the Christ Lutheran Church on the corner of Vine and Third Street. All those who participate are to dress up in their best Fancy Nancy style and meet at McCauley's Funeral Home at 901 Vine Street, West Newton at 11:30 a.m. to line up for the parade. Immediately following the parade, the entire group will move to church social hall for the Grand Tea Party. The event is open to all girls ages 3 to 12. All children attending the festivities must be accompanied by an adult chaperon. The cost is only $10per child. Each child wishing to attend needs to pre-register by contacting Cheryl Boes at 724-872-8697 and mailing your payment to 134 North Second Street, West Newton, PA 15089. Please make checks payable to the West Newton Community Festival.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT THE JK TENER LIBRARY IN CHARLEROI The John K. Tener Library, located at 638 Fallowfield Avenue in Charleroi has announced the following events. Call (724) 483-8282 for more information or visit www.charleroilibrary.org. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS “Circus” Crafts The Tener Library is clowning around all through the month of September! Come in once a week on any day you wish to do a craft relating to the circus! Reading Program Reading with Ringling program: Check out books in the month of September and receive a sticker for our chart. Once you have read 10 books you will receive a free ticket to go to the Circus (November 6-10th at the Consol). Fun Activities for Kids! September 28 at 1:00 p.m. - Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls Welcome to the greatest library on earth. Come on this day for a fun filled afternoon under our big top!

Literacy Book Bags Calling all bookworms: Literacy Book Bags for preschooler’s program- Come in once a week and get your book bag that is filled with a great read along with activities to match the book. Once you’re done, bring the book bag back to get another. ADULT PROGRAMS Book Review September 4 - Tener’s boxed lunch book review at 1:00 Bring your brown bag or order a boxed lunch from us and sit back for an enjoyable 45 minute book review. No need to register – however if you would like a lunch please call. Book Club September 12 - Book Club at 5:45. Blind Descent by Nevada Barr Wine Tasting September 27 - Wine tasting with The Greenhouse winery 6:00 – 8:00 including a coupon for Rego’s. Tickets available now for only $15! Includes appetizers, door prizes, & more!

Free Introductory Square Dance September 14 A free Introductory Western Style Square Dance will be held by the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. After a brief lesson, everyone will be able to dance. Free refreshment will be served. The dance will be held at the Dravosburg #2 Fire Hall located on Luscomb Lane, off the Pittsburgh McKeesport Blvd. The fire hall is behind Striffler Funeral Home which is only 5 minutes from the Century III Mall. This opportunity to join square dancing is offered only once a year. Our first full lesson will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This lesson is free. Subsequent lessons are $5.00 per person per lesson. Western Style Square Dancing is the American dance! It is a great form of exercise that tones your muscles, strengthens your bones, conditions your heart and sharpens your memory while socializing and having fun. It is a great way to make new friends. Happy Go Lucky’s Square Dance Club is a member of the Western PA Square & Round Dance Federation. Club members are from Pittsburgh, Whitehall, Baldwin, West Mifflin, Pleasant Hills, Jefferson Hills, Elizabeth, Clairton, Bethel Park, South Park, Finleyville, Monongahela, New Eagle, Coal Center, Belle Vernon, West Newton and other communities in the Tri-State area. For more information, call Martha at 412-384-9669.


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NEWS FROM THE MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Monongahela Historical society functions today as a monthly meeting organization which has become a strong voice in the community on such issues as: historic preservation, community development, and participating with other organizations to enhance the quality of life in our town. The society also maintains a museum located at 230 West Main Street where members have been working diligently all summer archiving the contents in the computer. One of its goals is to provide a place where people can do research by accessing information more easily. The society is always interested in accepting materials dealing with Monongahela such as photos with accompanied identification, artifacts pertaining to Monongahela , books, mementos, and information on family genealogies. Call 724-258-2377 if you would like to donate any items. The first meeting after the summer hiatus will on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. The meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcomed. As a non-profit organization, the historical society relies on donations and fundraisers to sustain it. The annual "Candlelight Ghostwalk" is the society’s major fundraiser of the year. We are so excited to announce several new activities in addition to our expanded ghostwalk schedule which includes a masquerade ball at the Monongahela Valley Country Club. As always, we appreciate the support we have received for the past 15 years. Visit our website www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.com or call 724-258-5905 for further information on making reservations for the events listed below. Annual Candlelight Ghostwalk I and II - October 4, 5, 12 at 7:15 p.m. Cost: $10. Annual Candlelight VIP Ghostwalk I and II - October 12, 19 at 7:15 p.m. Cost: $25. Spell-a-Bration Full Moon Ghostwalk I and II - October 18 at 7:15 p.m. Cost: $15. Supernatural Creatures - History and Myths - October 11, 25 at 8:00 p.m. Cost: $15. Mayhem & Magick on the Mon Masquerade Ball - October 26 at 8:00 p.m. Cost: $35. All event participants must meet in Chess Park in Monongahela prior to the event. The Masquerade Ball is held at Monongahela Valley Country Club. Events are held rain or shine. Tours are not recommended for children under 10.

Simeral Square Arts & Crafts Festival in West Newton Vendor and Crafter Space Available Come and join the fun at the First Annual “Simeral Square Arts & Crafts Festival” on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The park is located at the corner of Main Street and Water Street in West Newton, PA. If you are a vendor, crafter or artist you are welcome to participate in the event. Set up time starts at 7:30 a.m. and must be completed by 9:00 a.m. Also, tear down is not permitted before 2:00 p.m. Space is limited so reservations are required. Vendors must supply their own tables, chairs, heavy duty electric cords and tents if desired. The cost for a space is $10 and $15 if your require electric. For additional information, call 724-872-4995. Checks can be mailed and made and out to Downtown West Newton Inc., 201 East Main Street, West Newton, PA 15089, Attention Barb LaFace.

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Mon Valley's Got Talent! Premier Event Slated for October 5 in Bentleyville With hopes of a sold out audience, Debbie Keefer, Director of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber, has greenlighted the “Mon Valley’s Got Talent” show, which showcases singers, dancers, musicians and various acts from talented artists in the Mon Valley community. The contestants will be judged by a special panel of celebrity judges, consisting of our local District Justices: Jesse Cramer, Mark Wilson, Josh Kanalis, Joe Dalfonso, Charles Christner and Curtis Thompson, as they compete for the ultimate title of “Mon Valley’s Most Talented”. Each contestant needs to be confident of their own talent but should not underestimate their opponents. The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the roster of gifted artists who will be competing in Mon Valley’s Got Talent 2013: Kamlesh Gosai, M.D. – Southwest Medical Center Gene Vittone – Washington County District Attorney Mark Hollowood – Hollowood Plumbing and Heating Brad Bozovich – State Farm Insurance Angel Gulick – Mon Valley YMCA Tanya Chaney – Chaney Wellness Bill Wiltz – Charleroi High School Alan Henson – OSPTA The event is sponsored by, The Practice of K. Gosai, MD & A.J. Gandhi, MD and is expected to razzle and dazzle the crowd. The 10 contestants “are said to have auditioned” earlier this year, for their first performance on October 5 at 6:30 p.m. Patterned after the popular TV series, audience votes will help determine which contestant will win. The entertainment including Bill (Diamond) Wiltz of Charleroi High School is expected to own the stage as

Deb Keefer, Executive Director Mon Valley Regional Chamber, with contestant, Dr. Kamlesh Gosai.

he sings his rendition of “Sweet Caroline”, while Brad Bozovich of Bozovich insurance will accompany himself on guitar while singing a popular country song. Dr. Kamlesh Gosai will “light up” the stage with his surprise performance, along with Our Dancing with the Stars winner Tanya Chaney. Word has it that all competitors may need to get physical against, Alan Henson and the group from OSPTA. Many surprises to come. A special guest performer performance will round out the evening with their version of “I Got You Babe”. The event will be held on October 5, 2013 at the Bentleyville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner provided by Hog Fathers BBQ will be served at 6:30 p.m. The show will get underway at 7:30 p.m. with emcee Larry Celaschi and DJ Jerry Jericho. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Mon Valley Regional Chamber, The Practice of: K.Gosai, MD & A.J. Gandhi, MD or any Mon Valley Regional Chamber board member or by calling Jenn at 724-483-6300.

Swap Meet at Mineral Beach September 28 Mon Valley A.B.A.T.E. presents a “Swap Meet” at Mineral Beach, Finleyville on Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motorcycle, car, truck, leathers and accessories, tools, equipment, etc. Admission cost is $5 per person, or $25 for vendors. All outdoor spaces, food and beverages available for purchase at the Beach House and the Tiki Bar. Rain date Sunday, September 29. For more information, call 412-862-7014.


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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum, located at the intersection of Sixth and McKean in the heart of Donora is offering the following upcoming activities. Book Discussion – “Steel Town Showdown” A discussion and book signing will be held at the Donora Public Library on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. featuring the most recent book on Donora titled, “Steel Town Showdown.” This book was written by Donora resident and Historical Society member Mr. David Lonich. Mr. Lonich will discuss his book of historical fiction, the story of which is based on factual events in and around the steel mill of Donora in the 1907 as told through fictional characters, and how he used Primary Sources to do the historical research. Cement City Walking Tour Save the Date: Our third annual “Cement City Walking Tour” will take place on Sunday, October 6. The tour will start at the museum at 1:00 p.m. with a photo presentation on Donora’s National Historic District – Thomas Edison’s Cement City, as well as show-

ing artifacts and original blueprints during the construction from 1916 and 1917. A walking tour will follow in the Historic District to point out some of the various architectural details. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation and walking tour are free. There is no Steelers game scheduled on this day. Artifacts on Display If you get a chance, please stop by the Historical Society and Smog Museum to view some of our artifacts displayed in our newly acquired display cases that were made possible with funds awarded as a part of our 2013 Washington County Tourism Grant. The Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the society, museum, meetings or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by or email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com or by calling 724-823-0364 and leave a message. Or visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MONESSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY The Monessen Public Library, located at 326 Donner Ave, Monessen, PA will be offering the following events and programs. For additional information or questions, please call (724) 6844750 Children’s Storytime Children’s Storytime sessions resume on September 9 at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center. They will be held on Mondays at 2:30 and 6 p.m. Also on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and on the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. “Crafternoons” Wednesday Crafternoons are conducted in the upstairs Children’s Room each Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. An elevator is available next to the circulation desk in the entrance area of the library. Special events for September include

a Puppet Show on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m., a Saturday Movie Matinee on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m., “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Mad Science – Mad Robots” on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m., a Saturday Movie Matinee on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Sponsors and Donations Needed for Children’s Storytime Jill Godlewski, the Children’s Librarian, is looking for individuals, businesses and groups interested in helping to sponsor the various storytime and craft sessions held for the children. Contributions can be monetary or by providing supplies and snacks, or in the giving of time. Art Show - September 22 The Mon Valley Art Club will open their yearly art show at the library on the afternoon of Sunday, September 22. Refreshments will be served.

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Bentleyville Bicentennial Committee Plans for 200th Birthday Celebration

Members of the Bentleyville Bicentennial Committee meet monthly in preparation for the 200th year celebration of the founding of Bentleyville. Board members attending the August meeting include seated (l-r): Diana Blair, Mildred Weir, Marla Stankus, and John Timo. Standing (l-r) Eileen Dziak, Karen Pepper, Ben Bashioum, and Lisa Stout Bashioum. The Bentleyville Bicentennial Committee has been working hard in preparation for the 200 year anniversary of Bentleyville Borough proposed for July 7-10, 2016. Suggested activities include a parade, school reunion, fireworks, a golf outing, time capsule, car cruise, essay contest, king and queen selection, community choir performance, church service, scavenger hunt, and a steam and tractor show. The Committee would also like to publish a collection of short stories related to a person’s earliest memories of life in Bentleyville and are asking residents to contribute. Stories should be 1-2 pages and include history or events related to school, church, railroads, sports, military, scouting, businesses, service clubs, residents, parades, carnivals, visiting dignitaries, how families ended up in Bentleyville, etc. More than one story may be submitted. Completed manuscripts are to be submitted to the Bentleyville Public Library by September 30, 2015. The next Bicentennial Committee is scheduled for September 10 at 6 p.m. at the Bentleyville Public Library.

BENTLEYVILLE BOROUGH ANNOUNCEMENTS • A Community Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to join us to help keep our community clean. Please convene at The Municipal Building with brooms and clean up tools. Phone the Borough office for additional information 724-2392381 • The Bentleyville Annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Recreation Board members. As always, volunteer help is needed. Please phone the Borough office for additional information 724-239-2381 • The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the lease agreement between Bentleyville Borough and Washington County for District Justice Curtis Thompson. The office will be moving to the J Barry Stout Municipal Complex at 900 Main Street on October 1, 2013.


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Youthwork Group Hosts Community Cook-Out in Monessen

The Youthworks Team - pictured (l-r) Greg Gorham, service coordinator; Joe Roth, program coordinator; Krista Mehrl, kids club coordinator, and Emily Bond, site director.

For the 14th year in Monessen, the Mon-Valley was invited to a Summer evening of free food and fellowship. With plenty of food, the Youthworks were expecting a large turn-out on August 1st. At the Schooner Youth Center, Program Coordinator Joe Roth gave thanks for the city of Monessen, praying over the meal, saying he enjoyed his time here. The ministry group is known for their community outreach, and this is also a farewell to the four interns, who left the area a week later.

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Fall “Fleatique on the Mon” Saturday – October 12, 2013 Artisans, crafters, flea market, antique and food vendors are needed for the Fall “Fleatique on the Mon.” This fabulous event will be held in Chess Park, and throughout Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Crafter and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Second Street. Food Vendors are need at both locations.Application deadline for vendors is September 28. Booth spaces for antique, craft and flea market vendors are 15” for $25. Food vendor spaces are 20”. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a three-mile stretch of Main Street, also Route 88, 837 and 136, in Monongahela and New Eagle, businesses, churches, and homeowners participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales and garage sales. Free parking and free admission. This event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and Slagle Roofing and Construction. Call the Chamber at 724-258-5919 for more information. Or download an application from www.monongahelaareachamber.org.


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Mon Valley Actors & Artists Presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.” New Classes Added to Fall 2013 Schedule

Rehearsing for the MVAA production of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. are: Standing (l-r): Talen Slebodnik, Sarah Bagay, Kendall Kray, Noah Reed. Seated: Madison Marzolf, Adam Marzolf, Gabriel Reed

Mon Valley Actors & Artists will present “Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.” on Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. The performances will take place at the Schooner Youth Center and tickets are $10 at the door. The performance will feature MVAA students from Belle Vernon, Monessen, Donora, Monongahela, and Elizabeth. It is the story of Tom a first year teacher, starting his first day with a bit of anxiety. The ensemble cast helps him prepare for the day with memories of the songs that helped him as a student from Schoolhouse Rock. MVAA fall classes will begin on Thursday, September 19 with a new feature for 2013. Ms. Lisa Lujetic will be offering three dance classes, Beginners Combo (tap, ballet, jazz) from 5:30-6:30; Hip-Hop (all levels) from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. and Intermediate Combo (tap, ballet, jazz) from 7:45 -8:30 p.m. The cost will be $15/week for each class. MVAA acting classes will have registration on Thursday, September 19 with classes to resume on September 26. For more information, call Debi Anderson at 724-684-4034.

Family Fun at Ruby Daugherty and Sherry School of Dance Tiny Tot registration is underway at Ruby Daugherty and Sherry School of Dance. This class is for young, pre-school age children accompanied by a parent or parents or older sibling. Class includes dance, tumbling, games and group interaction. For further information, call 724-348-7476.

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Allenport Civic Club Sponsoring a Day of Fun Car and Bike Show, Craft Show and Chili Cook Off Set for September 22 The Allenport Civic Club will be sponsoring a Car and Bike Show, Craft Show and Chili Cook Off on Sunday, September 22 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Thomas J. Reid III Memorial Park in Allenport. Admission is free to the public. All proceeds will benefit the Allenport Civic Club. Car and Bike Show Registration for the Car and Bike Show will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5 per vehicle/bike. There will be over 35 trophies awarded at 4:00 p.m. and dash plaques will be provided to the first 100 vehicles registered. For more information or to register, call Jim Giffin at 724-326-8236. Craft Show Registration and set up for the Craft Show will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. $10 per table plus one donated item that ACC will use for the Chinese auction. Crafters/vendors are responsible for bringing their own tables and tents. For more information and to register, call Wilma Furlong at 724-326-8260. Chili Cook Off Registration and set up for the Chili Cook Off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. $5 per table plus 25 cents per sample fee. Ribbons will be presented to the top three places. Cook off participants will be responsible for bringing their own tables, tents and heat source. There will not be access to electricity and the ACC will provide the plastic ware, bowls, and sample cups. For more information and to register, call Dennis Martinak at 724-326-4354.

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MID-MON VALLEY SHIPMATES HOLD AUGUST MEETING The August meeting of the Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates was called to order by Commander Bill Hess, followed by the playing of the Navy Hymn; George Diehl giving the opening prayer; and Lou Casciani led the group with the pledge to the flag. Thank you cards were received from: The William Elwood family for the TwoBell service held for their father, Bill Elwood, on July 8; Karen Heasley for the service in honor of her husband, Paul A. Heasley on June 18; Troop Appreciation Organization for our monetary donation; and from the Russell family in behalf of their father, Carl Russell for the services held on August 4. Cdr Hess thanked everyone who attended and participated in the parade at Finleyville on July 24. Joe Gallo gave the annual picnic report which was held in July. Joe thanked all the women who graciously brought in the desserts for the picnic. Thanks to the picnic committee: Chairperson Joe Gallo, Wilbur Harris, Robert Mascetta, Eugene Maisano, LaLa Masci, Fred Kernisky and George Essey. Also, to non-shipmate John Perozzi for his yearly help. A real appreciative thank you to Beverly Mascetta, Micki Harris, Mary Ann Gallo for their assistance in setting up, and to Andy Rudy for his service. This year's Christmas party is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 3. Marshall Lignian requested a short meeting of anyone interested in the school flag program to be held immediately following the regular meeting. (Nine men stayed for this meeting and Marshall will be making school contacts in a couple of weeks.) A discussion was also held on the Burial At Sea Program and more info will be mailed out shortly. The dismissal prayer was given by George Diehl and the meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on September 3.


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Stockdale Ready for Return to Past with Oldies Dance birthdays, anniverFamiliar voices of saries and other events Yesteryear again will the night of the dance.” prevail when the Marcy said Chedwick Stockdale Volunteer will address the Fire Department November 9 crowd in a (SVFD) presents program preceding the another in its series of start of dancing. He "All Oldies, Only will then be available to Oldies" record hops meet with the attenon Saturday, dees, sign autographs November 9 at its spaand have photographs cious community centaken. Chedwick ter and social hall. Porky Chedwick began his broadcasting And the classic career on WHOD in music – Doo-Wop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll – of Homestead on August 1, 1948 and the late 1950s and early 1960s will be later gained national acclaim on the complemented by the presence of leg- original WAMO. He also has had radio endary disc jockey Porky Chedwick as shows on numerous other stations in western Pennsylvania and holds the a special Meet and Greet guest. “From all indications of inquiries by distinction of hosting well over 7,000 those who attend these dances, we are record hops during his career. He is anticipating another capacity crowd,” the only Pittsburgh disc jockey to be said Al Marcy, assistant fire chief and recognized in the Rock and Roll Hall entertainment chairman at SVFD. of Fame in Cleveland. “It’s a good bet that those who attend “And we are extremely pleased that Porky Chedwick will be with us again. our Oldies dances enjoyed going to He is an icon in the broadcasting Porky’s record hops over the years,” industry and is always warmly wel- Marcy said. “You name the venue in comed and embraced when he makes the Pittsburgh region and there’s little doubt that Porky played there. He an appearance at Stockdale.” The November 9 dance will run opened our eyes and ears to a whole from 8 p.m. to midnight with a famil- new world of music and his unique iar BYOE (Bring Your Own style has transcended the years.” The original Stockdale dances for Everything) format. Participants are encouraged to bring their own food teenagers began on Saturday, and liquid spirits. The fire department December 21, 1957 and ran through will provide free refreshments (not August 1964. Crowds of 1,000 were commonplace during the hey day of soda pop). Disc jockey Ralph Trilli, co-host of those record hops, which featured live Cruisin’ Sunday on WJPA in performances by many of the top Washington, will present the music. recording artists of that era – e.g., The Marcy emphasized that the music to be Skyliners, The Flamingos, Little featured by Trilli represents the songs Anthony, The McGuire Sisters, Lou requested by those who come to the Christie, The Jive Five. Many of the artists and patrons of the original dances. “Ralph has an extensive collection of dances are featured in a unique pictomusic from the 1950s and early ‘60s rial display in the main hallway at the and his knowledge of those songs and Stockdale firemen’s social center. Tickets are $10 and reservations and artists makes for an excellent repertoire,” Marcy said. “He prepares his additional information are available by Attendance Play List based on the requests of the calling 724-938-7950. dancers and he also has the flexibility will be limited to 600. to respond to such special requests for

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LOTS HAPPENING AT THE WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY! The West Newton Public Library, located at 123 North Water Street in West Newton, PA will be offering a variety of upcoming programs and events. The library is open during the following days and times: Monday 12 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday 12 to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or questions, please call the library at 724-972-3229. Children’s Story and Craft Hour The West Newton Public Library will be starting our monthly Children’s Story and Craft Hour this fall with the first story hour starting in September. As in the past the story hour is the third Saturday of the month starting at 10:00 a.m. Children of all ages are welcomed to attend with a parent. Tea on Broadway Mark you calendars for Saturday September 21 for the library’s Tea on Broadway. Tickets are currently on sale at the library or at Gary’s Chuck Wagon for $20.00. This event has limited seating so you will need a ticket in advance to attend. New computers – Wi-Fi and Coffee Bar! Stop by the library to check out our new computers and Wi-Fi as well as our new coffee bar and large selections of magazines. George Washington Presentation Miles Richards will be returning to host an hour talk on George Washington and

his role in Western Pennsylvania on the second Saturday in October. Call the library to book your seat this event is free to the public. Donations Needed – china, cups, saucers, jewelry The library is currently looking for donations of matching china cups and saucers in good condition to use in an upcoming fundraiser also we are accepting donations for gently used costume, fine, rhinestone jewelry, watches and jewelry boxes to also use in an upcoming fundraiser. We are always accepting newer gently used books as well. Fall Book Club Reservations We are also reserving spots for our Fall book clubs. So if you have a group of individuals who love books and want a great place to meet to discuss them give us a call so we can book a day for your group to meet in the multipurpose room. Share your knowledge and expertise! The library is looking for anyone interested in teaching any types of classes at the library please give us a call so we can look into setting up a time in the fall, winter or spring season. Volunteers Needed The library is always looking for volunteers to join our team. We are always accepting monetary donations, estates, and endowments to help fund the library. If you are interested in helping, please give us a call at 724-972-3229.

Festival-Carnival in Monessen to Benefit Schooner Youth Center The Orchard Christian Fellowship is sponsoring a Festival-Carnival on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Schooner Youth Center, 701 Schoonermaker Avenue in Monessen. Activities will take place from 9:00AM - 6:00PM. The Festival-Carnival will feature: A Clown, live bands, horse rides, a vocalist, choirs, instrument soloists, dunk tank, children's games, adult games, and prizes! There will also be a Pie Baking Contest, with a prize for the pie the judges pick as the best. The proceeds from this event will support the Schooner Youth Center meeting the needs of the Youth in the Mon Valley Area. For additional information or questions, please call Jethe Custer at 724-544-0699 or Mary Patrick at 724-483-4440.


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Judges Announced For "Mon Valley’s Got Talent" Event There are a lot of plans to showcase the best acts from the pillars of our Mon Valley communities, beginning with the judges. The Honorable Judges: Jesse Cramer, Mark Wilson, Josh Kanalis, Joe Dalfonso, Charles Christner and Curtis Thompson make up the Mon Valley’s Got Talent judges' panel offering up commentary that will range from glowing praise to stinging critique to each of the contestants. It is certain that the crowd will await their commentary with baited breath, Pictured (at left) is one of the talent show judges certain that something ingenious will Joseph Dalfonso, along with the Program Coordinator, Lori Spina escape each of their lips and have the crowd in stitches. “Having our local magistrates as judges adds a bit more of a celebrity slant to the mix of local celebrity talent that is sure to be both entertaining and sometimes jaw dropping.” boasts program coordinator, Lori Spina. The winner chosen from the local showcase of contestants, will not only receive the title of “Mon Valley’s Most Talented”, but will also be awarded one free recording session with Blue Light Recording Studio & Productions. Their recording will be produced, mixed, mastered and radio ready. The session will consist of the artist recording their own original composition or they can record with a prerecorded music track of their choice. Mon Valley’s Got Talent will take place on Saturday, October 5 at Bentleyville Fire Department. A $35 ticket includes dinner provided by Hog Fathers, 2 drink tickets, a talent show and music & dancing until midnight. All proceeds will benefit the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. (See related article in this issue for further details about the event). Tickets are available by calling Jenn at 724-483-6300 or by contacting any chamber member. For more information or questions, you may email: monvalleysgottalent@gmail.com.

3rd Annual “Rocktober Car Cruise” in West Newton Calling all car, truck, bike, muscle cars, street rods, Model T's, and late model enthusiasts. Mark your calendar for Saturday October 5 for Downtown West Newton Inc's 3rd Annual “Rocktober Car Cruise” This popular event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Vine Street Park in West Newton at the corner of 4th and Vine. The Rocktober Car Cruise event will be hosted by our dear friend Mayor Mary Popovich. Registration begins promptly at 12:00 noon and is just $5 per vehicle. We will have dash plaques for the first 100 registrants, goody bags for the first 200 and of course 50 trophies given out by a panel of judges. (Note: all entries must bring proof of ownership!) New this year is the “Kids class.” If you have a youngster who loves their ride-on car, they too can bring it out and display it for all to see. There will also be prizes, lots of food, a gift basket auction, 50/50, dining dollars raffle, TV auction and Lucky Lottery. Make sure you bring your chair to kick back and relax to the sounds of 770 KFB Doo Wop Duo, Frankie Day and Glenn Raymer playing hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Event will be held rain or shine. If it rains, bring a picture and post it on the wall of fame, as prizes will be awarded in this category as well. Come early for the best spots! Any questions please give us a call at 724-872-4995 for more details.

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“Tea on Broadway” in West Newton Proceeds to Benefit West Newton Library Come and join the West Newton Library for a “Tea on Broadway” presented by Mrs. Emma Jean Pritchard on Saturday, September 21 at 12:00 noon. The event will take place at her lovely estate located on 220 Broadway, West Newton. Luncheon will include croissant sandwiches, molded salad, fruit kabobs, cookies, breads, tea and lemonade. You will also be entertained by live entertainment, door prizes, Chinese auction and more. Tickets are just $20 and are required in advance. Tickets may be purchased at Gary's Chuck Wagon located on South Second Street, or calling the West Newton Public Library and from any member of the West Newton Library. If there is severe weather issues the event will be held at the Le Grand Banquet Room located on South Second Street in West Newton. All proceeds raised benefit the West Newton Library.

Day Of Giving “WCCF Gives” Day Goal Set at $500,000 Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) announced that it has set a fundraising goal of $500,000 for “WCCF Gives”, its community-wide day of giving on September 10. During this 12-hour event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the WCCF will enhance contributions made to participating charities via www.wccfgives.org by a percentage of a $100,000 match pool. The match pool will be distributed on a pro rata basis, so the more money designated by donors to a specific charity, the greater the amount that charity will receive from the match pool. All contributions received through WCCF Gives, including the match pool, will be awarded to the charities as unrestricted grants. The match pool sponsors include Washington Financial Bank, Chapman Corporation, Alex Paris Contracting, ObserverReporter, rose plastic, Toyota of Washington, anonymous Foundation contributors, and a grant from the Benedum Foundation. There are more than 100 local charities from all across Washington County registered to participate in the day of giving, and the mix of charitable causes is very diverse. All WCCF Gives participants are registered 501(c)(3) charities with a physical presence in Washington County, and all have agreed to use the money raised through WCCF Gives for charitable purposes in Washington County. Qualifying WCCF Gives day donations must be made using either MasterCard or Visa through www.wccfgives.org. The minimum gift is $25 but donors are welcome to give as much, and to as many charities as they would like, during the event. Donors wishing to make particularly generous gifts are encouraged to contact their credit card companies prior to making their contributions on September 10. In an effort to enable charities of all sizes to benefit from the match pool, the maximum amount a donor may give to a single charity and be eligible for the match pool is $10,000 per donor, per charity. There is no limit to what each charity may receive. The WCCF is not charging any fees to facilitate WCCF Gives and will provide to each charity a list of its donors, unless the donor has requested anonymity. Early in October, each charity will receive one check from the Foundation, for the total of its contributions, plus its share of the match pool. Throughout the day on September 10, the WCCF will post progress reports on its website, Facebook, and Twitter. Real-time information will be available at www.wccfgives.org, so that community members and charities will be able to track the incoming contributions. For more information, including the list of participating charities, please visit www.wccfgives.org.


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NEWS FROM THE DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY The Donora Public Library, located at 510 Meldon Avenue in Donora will be holding the following upcoming programs and events. Please call the library for more information or questions at 724-379-7940. Adult Reading Group The Donora Public Library invites all those interested in forming an adult reading group to meet at the Library at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, August 15. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss what kinds of things we want to read and at what time we want to meet. We plan to enjoy making new friends and meeting new authors together! Scrabble Saturday’s Why spend Saturday Scrub-bling when you could be Scrabbling instead? Wake up those Q and Z words, loosen up the other consonant-carriers in the memory bank, and join in a friendly game of Scrabble, Saturdays at the Donora Public Library. Book Signing The Donora Historical Society and the Donora Public Library invite you to attend a book signing and reception on Saturday, September 21 at the library, introducing Steel Town Showdown, a new historical whodunit by local author and historian D.W. Lonich, with illustrations by local artist Slade Black. For the benefit of the Historical Society and the Library, copies of Steel Town Showdown will be available for purchase at this event. Knitting and Crochet Group Yarn-ing for someone to teach you to knit or crochet? Whether you are a highly skilled or highly out-of-practice knitter or crocheter, we’re the group for you - come knit and crochet with us at the Donora Public Library, the second Thursday of every month, 5:30 to 7 p.m. You can bring an existing project or start a new one. No yarn, no hooks, no needles? No worries - we have some you can use at the library, no charge. (The only thing warmer and fuzzier than our attitude is the yarn!). Jewelry and Handbags Wanted! Rhinestones and bling, oh my! We

at the Donora Public Library love it, and we hope you do too - because when we love something, we want to learn all about it, and do we have a great program on the way for collectors! Right now, we are collecting donations of new or gently used vintage costume jewelry and handbags for our fall fundraiser. Coming up: our Fall Used- Books-and-Bling Sale, featuring a talk on collectible costume jewelry and accessories by Katie Monsour, co-author (with her mother, Ronnie Aikins) of collector’s guides to both costume jewelry and handbags! Watch for the date and plan to attend—you can add to your collections and identify your best finds! Wii Bowling Tournament Winners! The winners of the Donora Public Library’s First Wii Bowling Tournament were awarded cash prizes and certificates on Wednesday, July 31, at the library. The contestants, divided into Groups 1 (ages 6 to 10) and 2 (ages 11 to 15), competed in Wii bowling at the library from June 28 through July 27. The Group 1 winners were: First Place - $25, Brendan Rood (1,451 points) Second Place - $15, Anthony Dixon (1261 points) Third Place - $10, Emma Conklin (758 points) Most Days of Participation - $20, Anthony Dixon. Group 2 Winners were: First Place - $25, Dylan Lawson (1,740 points) Second Place - $15, Michael Wehring (1,452 points) Third Place - $10, John Ericko Most Days of Participation - $20, Michael Wehring. The Board and Staff of the Donora Public Library sincerely thank the anonymous prize money donors. We also remind our library patrons that you can continue to sharpen your Wii bowling skills at the library - and if you are between the ages of 6-15, you will be ready to defend or win your title in next summer’s Donora Wii Bowling Contest!

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Monongahela Farmers Market Extends Sincere Appreciation and Thanks 2013 Market Wraps-up September 27 The Monongahela Farmers Market Committee would like to thank our farmers and vendors for bringing such great produce and goodies to our area on Fridays. As the season comes to an end, we would like to welcome a new vendor, Celebrations from Charleroi, baked goods, salsa and cabbage rolls. September 27 is the last market day so make sure you stock up on your produce, especially if you are canning!! We thank all the sponsors for generously donating, without your help there would be no Farmers Market or Art in the Park. The last Art in the Park will be September 6. Thank you to Dr. Chuck Stewart who provides the great music and to Ringgold High Harp Association, we hope to see both of you back next year. Lastly, we thank the customers for putting up with yet another year of strange weather. If it's not 90 degrees, it's raining and we appreciate you coming out even during the rain. We hope to see you all back next year. Please call us at 724-328-2834 if you want to volunteer or help in any way.

Mingo "G.I.F.T. Shop" Opening for the Holidays During the upcoming holiday season, parents in the Ringgold community that may need assistance in purchasing toys for their children will have an opportunity to shop at the Mingo G.I.F.T. Shop. G.I.F.T. stands for Grace, Integrity, Faith and Trust. Parents will earn shopping credits just by registering their children. More credits can be earned by volunteering at the Shop. The Shop is being organized by two Ringgold students in conjunction with the Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Mission Committee. Senior Becca Podrosky is doing the project for her Girl Scout Gold Award, and this is the senior project for sophomore Allison Martin. Watch for next month’s Messenger for more information

Monongahela Class of ‘58 Reunion to Span Three Days The Monongahela High School Class of 1958 will celebrate its 55-year reunion this Fall. The festivities will run October 5, 6 and 7 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near South Hills Village shopping mall in Mount Lebanon.An informal gathering will highlight Saturday’s activities in the MHS hospitality room (821). It will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will feature free refreshments, snacks and pizza. Donations are being accepted and should be sent to class treasurer Judy Leach, 504 Jackson Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.The traditional reunion banquet will be held Sunday evening. The $80 per person cost will include a buffet dinner and an “Open Mic” program open to anyone who wants to sing, dance, tell jokes or entertain in any other way. The reunion will culminate Monday morning with breakfast.Additional information is available by contacting the following: Dennis Yerkey, 4061 Rustic Woods Drive, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025, d.yerkey@comcast.net; Judy Leach, 504 Jackson St., Monongahela, PA 15063, bandj1@comcast.net; Norma Haywood, 7845 Brockway Sharon Road, Burghill, OH 44404, normajh88@gmail.com.


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Valley Art Club's 71st Annual Exhibition at the Monessen Library Enjoy Fine Art, Music and Refreshments The Valley Art Club will present their 71st Annual Exhibition beginning Sunday, September 22. The opening reception is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Monessen Public Library and District Center located at 326 Donner Avenue, Monessen. There is ample street parking, and a parking lot. The public is invited to enjoy a wide variety of fine art with music provided by the Laurel Mountain Winds group. Refreshments will be provided. The library setting is open and comfortable with adequate seating for you to enjoy the art and meet the artists. The exhibition will be juried by Patrick Daugherty, well-known and respected for his portrait art and for his detailed realistic paintings of other subjects. He has been elected 2013 Artist of the Year by the Board of Directors at Touchstone Center for Crafts. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “TOYS”. The subject may be old or new. It will be fun seeing how the artists represent toys in their paintings. The Exhibition will be open for public viewing from Sunday, September 22 to Friday, October 4. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Save the Date! Ladies Night Out Fashion & Vendor Show - October 30 The 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out Fashion & Vendor Show will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at The Willow Room. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 8:00 p.m. The event includes an evening of pampering with health, beauty, wellness, home and fashion vendors, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, giveaways, demonstrations and Chinese Auction baskets. The fashion show will showcase day and evening wear provided by CAbi Fashions and Checkers Boutique modeled by many GRC members. Participating Vendors to Date: Celebrating Home, Consultant for Verefine Pure and Natural Health & Beauty Products, Initials Inc., It Works, LaGalleria Accent Furniture, Norwex Cleaning Products, Pampered Chef, Pearls of the Orient, Pink Zebra, Prima Diva Boutique, Shortbread City Designer Desserts, ThiryOne Gifts, The Salon & Spa by Chaney’s Natural. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now. VIP Ticket - $50 (Limited VIP Tickets Available; Purchase by 9/30/13) Party Bus Limo Pickup/Drop Off, Wine Tasting at McShane Florist and Greenhouse, InRoute Beverages, VIP Entrance, Reserved VIP Fashion Show Seating, “Swag” Gift Bag, 15 Chinese Auction Raffle Tickets and More! Pre Order Ticket - $20 (Purchase by 9/30/13) Includes 7 Chinese Auction Raffle Tickets Event Ticket - $25 (After 9/30/13 up to Event Day) Chinese Auction Raffle Tickets Not Included For tickets and information, call 724-929-3329 or email grcoc1@comcast.net. Tickets may be purchased online at http://greaterrostraverchamber.org/LadiesNight-Out.htm using the secure PayPal feature. All tickets must be prepaid and tickets will not be sold or held at the door.

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Auditions Set for September 7 at Cal U California University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, along with Mon Valley Dance Council, will audition performers for roles in the Cal U’s upcoming holiday production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Based on the 20th Century Fox film, the musical will be directed by Dr. Michele A. Pagen, a professor in Cal U’s Department of Theatre and Dance, with choreography by Maria Gismondi. Auditions will be held September 7 in Steele Hall. Male and female performers of all ages and abilities will be considered for acting, singing and dancing roles. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their own shoes. Auditioners should report to the Blaney Lobby entrance at the rear of Steele Hall 30 minutes before their scheduled audition times. Performers auditioning for actor/singer/dancer roles should prepare a selection from musical theatre between 16 and 32 bars in length and arrive ready to dance. Auditions are scheduled as follows: • Dancers only, ages 6-adult, 10 a.m. to noon: Dancers also may be considered for the ensemble, and they should plan to attend the appropriate ensemble audition as well. Strong dancers are needed for the parade scene; no singing or acting is required for these roles. • Susan, 10 a.m. to noon: This char-

acter (actor/singer/dancer) is a young girl who is “city smart” and wise beyond her years. Performers must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment is permitted. They may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback. • Children’s ensemble, ages 5-12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Performers (singers/dancers) must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment is permitted. They also must bring dance clothing and shoes. These children are involved in several musical numbers; they may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback. • Teen and adult ensemble, 2 to 4 p.m.: Performers (singers/dancers) must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment is permitted. They also must bring dance clothing and shoes. Strong dancers (no acting or singing required) are needed for the Thanksgiving Day Parade scene; other roles require acting, singing and dancing. Miracle on 34th Street features book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, who also created The Music Man. Performance dates will be December 5 8 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre at Cal U. For more information, call Cal U’s Department of Theatre and Dance at 724-938-4220.

"Fix ‘ur Cat" Mini Golf Fundraiser Set for September 7 "Fix ‘ur Cat", a not-for-profit low cost cat neuter/spay organization affiliated with Animal Friends, is holding their Second Annual Charity Miniature Golf Tournament on September 7. The tournament will be held at the Red Carpet Golf and Recreation Center, 2200 Old National Pike, in Washington. A picnic style dinner, generously donated by Angelo’s Restaurant, will be served at 5:00 p.m. followed by the tournament, dessert, raffles, and prizes. A closest to the pin driving competition will also be held. Tickets are $15 per person / $55 per foursome. Your support will enable us to continue offering a low cost alternative in Washington County. To order tickets, or for more information about low cost cat neuter/spay, check out our website at Fixurcat.org, or contact Michelle Bruce at mitchbruce@gmail.com or 724-503-8523.


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Millage Rates Real Estate Property taxes are the primary source of revenue for the three taxing bodies: county and municipal governments and school districts. Taxes are used to fund public services such as police, fire and ambulance services, education, public health programs, human service programs, corrections, and our court system. The property’s Assessed Value mulitplied by the Millage Rate equals the tax obligation. The Washington County Millage Rate factor is 0.0249. There are 70 different municipalities and 15 school districts within our County. The following is a list of the Millage Rates for each school district and the municipalities they serve:

AVELLA Cross Creek Hopewell Independence W. Middletown BENTWORTH Bentleyville Cokeburg Ellsworth N. Bethlehem Somerset BETH CENTER Beallsville Centerville Deemston E. Bethlehem Marianna W. Bethlehem BROWNSVILLE W. Brownsville BURGETTSTOWN Burgettstown Hanover Jefferson Smith CALIFORNIA Allenport California Coal Center Elco Long Branch Roscoe

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Roast Beef ... It's What's For Dinner! Fundraiser to Benefit Mon Valley Food Bank and Finleyville Food Pantry Mark your calendar for what’s sure to be a great Roast Beef Dinner, Chinese Auction and Bake Sale to be held on September 22. The Foodbank is assisting over 200 area families each month. Here’s a way to contribute to your community and have a great dinner out. This event is sponsored by the Finleyville Area Interfaith Association and will be held in Saint Francis of Assisi’s Finley Hall from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under (children under 2 are free). Take-outs will be available. You are urged to purchase tickets in advance. Last year this was a sell-out. Area churches have representatives that are selling tickets now: • Dottie Bewick – St. Francis of Assisi Parish (724-348-5195) • Ann Lorenzi – Mingo Presbyterian Church (724-348-8977) • Kathy Jo Kernen – Wright’s United Methodist Church (724-348-5969) • Finleyville First Presbyterian Church Office (724-348-5689) New items and complete gift baskets for the themed Chinese auction will be accepted by Karen Jaki. Please give Karen a call at 724-348-5302 if you want to donate items for theme baskets or create a basket yourself. Help will be needed on the day of the event for set-up, serving and cleanup. Anyone wishing to help or to donate baked goods should contact Mary Jane Jurofcik at 724-344-2444. Interested in helping out at the Finleyville Foodbank? Contact Rose Monich at 724-348-7821.

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“SCAREMARE� in Monongahela Attraction to be Held at the Old Monongahela Valley Trust Bank Building The Teen Quest annual “Scaremare�, sponsored by Slagle Roofing, is a unique production that will take place at the old Monongahela Valley Trust building in the heart of Mon City. The old bank will be transformed into a dramatic, thrilling production, guiding folks through the building of “crazy people� every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of October and also on one Wednesday, October 23. The cast and workers for Scaremare are leaders from local churches throughout the area. This popular attraction will open doors at 6:00 pm and close at 11:00 pm. Tickets are available on the first floor of the bank building and are $15 per head or $12 if you register on line www.scaremare.net. For groups of 10 or more call (814) 444-9500. Teen Quest is a youth organization that was founded in 1976 for the purpose of reaching a world of teenagers. Teen Quest has a 140 acre ranch in Somerset County where thousands of teenagers attend week-long summer camps and weekend camps throughout the year. *PLEASE NOTE: We recommend children under the age of 13 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Fayette Friends of Animals Announces Upcoming Fundraisers Fayette Friends of Animals No Kill Shelter will be holding the following upcoming fundraisers: September 14 - 15 - Adopt-A-Thon at PetSmart in Greensburg October 12 - Cash Bash at All Saints Hall in Masontown November 16 - Night at the Races at Polish Hall Uniontown. More info at 724970-4497 Adopt your next best friend at fayettefriendsofanimals.net. Adult cat adoption is free with approved application. Kittens are $25 with approved application. All cats and dogs are spayed/neutered and up to date on shots. Volunteers always welcome. For more information, call 724-245-7815.


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Girls Scouts Hosting Parent Information Nights

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Learn About All That is Possible Through Girl Scouting Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania invites parents and caregivers who want girls to make friends, have new adventures, and do great things to attend an upcoming Parent Information Night. We want every girl to be so excited about the adventures she’ll have with us that she can hardly wait for it, because she knows she can do anything she sets her mind to. That feeling starts with parents who encourage their daughters, and volunteers who are role models. Parent Information Nights are free and open to families with girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade. No registration is required. Parents and caregivers will learn about all that is possible for girls through Girl Scouting and girls in attendance will participate in a fun activity. Don’t miss the Parent Information Night near you! For more information, contact Kimberly Simmons at ksimmons@gswpa.org or 800-248-3355 ext. 1803. Below are dates, times, and locations for upcoming Parent Information Nights.

Thursday, September 5 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. California Area Elementary School, 40 Trojan Way, Coal Center Thursday, September 12 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Charleroi Area Elementary Center, 75 Fecsen Drive, Charleroi Monday, September 23 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Ringgold Elementary School North, 3685 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville Monday, September 30 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Ringgold Elementary School South, 120 Alexander Avenue, Monongahela Thursday, October 10 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bentworth Elementary Center, 100 Bearcat Drive, Bentleyville Tuesday, October 15 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bethlehem-Center Elementary School, 194 Crawford Road, Fredericktown

Downtown West Newton's 2013 Miracle on Main Street Festival Mark your calendars! Downtown West Newton Inc. will be holding its 12th annual "Miracle on Main Street Holiday Festival" on Saturday, November 30 from 3:00 to 8:30 p.m. Our theme this year is a Starry Night. We are currently accepting reservations for vendors, crafters, and food vendors and entertainers. This year's event will include our traditional holiday parade we are accepting applications for fire companies, dance studios, and organizations who would like to show off your holiday spirit with a float or creative dress for your organization. As always our event is filled with all types of entertainment so if you would like to show case your talent or your groups please give us a call so we can discuss your options. We are also accepting applications for ice carvers and chain saw carvers for the event. We are also seeking sponsorships for the event. Both personal and businesses should give us a call to discuss the levels and the benefits you receive based on your level of participation. Some past major sponsors have included Walmart, Columbia Gas, Commercial Bank, Erie Insurance and PNC Bank. So this is your time to shine Mon Valley! Give us a call at 724-872-0100 and let us know what you have to offer. Each year this event gets bigger and bigger so we want to make you part of it so mark your calendars, more info will follow in the next few months.

Team MVRCC celebrates the 22-14 win over the GRC. Kneeling (l to r): Brook Gardner, Tom Villella, Ashley Fioravanti, Dena Mornak Standing (l to r): Dr. Mike Rupert, David DeRienzo, Larry Christinis, Tyler Patch, Matt Green, Dave Pascaralla, Corey Greenwood, Dr. Josyln Bilitski, and Harlan Shober

It was a great night for softball on July 31 as the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) defended their title by taking home the coveted “Chamber Pot” for the 2nd time under Coach Tom Villella. The MVRCC team defeated the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerc (GRCC) by a score of 22-14. Many players stood out on the MVRCC team, including Tyler Patch with an insidethe-park homerun and Washington County Commissioner Harlan Shober with a catch in the bottom of the 7th inning to end the game. Thank you to Steve Russell, D.J. Slagle and Dave Kurowsky who umpired the event and special thanks to Charleroi Community Park Trustees, Ed Uhutch, Alvin, and Announcer Eugene Turtzer.

Mon Valley School Craft and Vendor Fair Set for November 3 The annual Mon Valley School Craft/Vendor Fair will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mon Valley School, 555 N. Lewis Run Road, Jefferson Hills, (just up from Bowser Pontiac on Route 51 or off of Route 885 by CCAC"s South Campus.) This year's show will feature over 100 craft/vendor tables, door prizes, food, refreshments and our spectacular Chinese auction table. Last year's auction table features 85 baskets. The $2 admission fee entitles you a chance to win a door prize. Mon Valley School is one of the three special education centers of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. All proceeds from the fair benefit student activities. If you are a crafter or vendor and would like to participate in the Mon Valley School Craft/Vendor Fair, now is the time to contact the school at 412-469-2551 for more information.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AT JOZART CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN CALIFORNIA On August 23, Jozart Center for the Arts located at 333 2nd Street in California, PA celebrated their third year as a non-profit community arts center. In keeping with this auspicious occasion, the Center is pleased to make several exciting announcements.

the style of Pittsburgh legend Andy Warhol. The cost of the workshop is $20 and materials are included. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To reserve your slot, send an email to carla@jozart.com or call 724938-9730.

The Café at Jozart The Café at Jozart, a café offering bubble tea, coffee, hot and iced tea and light refreshments, is now open and ready to receive patrons. A grand opening will be held in conjunction with an open house at the Center on September 12. The public is invited to come and tour the unique space at Jozart while enjoying acoustic entertainment by Jonathan Pezzutti and refreshments in the café. Regular hours for the café are posted on the Center’s door and web site. In addition to a fine selection of refreshments, the Café at Jozart also features a bookstore/library with a wide variety of titles, a billiards table and wireless Internet. All are welcome to create, study or mingle with friends. The Café is also open during the Center’s weekly open mic nights on Wednesdays from 8-11 p.m. and during most other events.

“Wine & Line” Painting Program Jozart favorite “Wine & Line” will continue on September 17 and October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Join teaching artist Joyce Gazdick as she leads participants through the creation of a whole painting from start to finish. The cost is $22 and all materials are included. Participants are encouraged to bring wine and a snack, and will leave the session with a finished painting fit to display or gift. For more information about “Wine & Line” contact Cheryl Lewis at cher@zoominternet.net or via the Jozart web site.

Painting Workshop – “Grumpy Warhol” A very unusual painting workshop will be held at the Center on September 8 at 7 p.m.: “Grumpy Warhol Painting Workshop.” Led by local artist and Brownsville resident Joe Phillips, participants will create a painting of the iconic Internet celebricat “Grumpy Cat” in

“Girlz in Black Hats” Performance Local entertainers Girlz in Black Hats will take the Jozart stage on September 20 at 8 p.m. The show is BYOB for over 21 with proper ID. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance by calling or contacting the Center through their web site. For a complete list of the Center’s activities and workshops, as well as for updated hours and events, check the web site at www.jozart.com. The Center is located at 333 Second Street in California above the Dollar General. For additional information, or questions, call 724-769-0123.

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Mon Valley YMCA Launches New Silver & Fit® Exercise Classes Targeted to Older Adults The Mon Valley YMCA is pleased to announce that it is now offering the "Silver & Fit" Exercise and Healthy Aging program low-cost option at its location in Monongahela to help older adults achieve improved health through regular exercise. The Silver & Fit program was designed to provide Medicare beneficiaries with opportunities to improve their fitness by offering no-cost or lowcost access to fitness facility memberships and exercise classes through arrangements with certain health plans. The Silver & Fit program is available from national health services company American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). “We are thrilled to become part of the Silver & Fit national facility network,” said Jeffrey T. Vitale, Executive Director. At the Mon Valley YMCA, we are dedicated to helping people of all ages and health levels improve their fitness. By offering classes through the Silver & Fit program that are specially designed for older adults, we can better help our maturing members maintain a regular schedule of exercise that can improve their overall quality of life.” The Silver & Fit class offered by Mon Valley YMCA includes Experience. For more information on the class, please call the facility for a Silver & Fit class schedule at 724-483-8077. The Silver & Fit program is available to people who are Medicare-eligible and have purchased Medicare Advantage coverage or Medicare Supplement coverage that includes the Silver & Fit program as an added benefit. For more information about whether your Medicare plan includes the Silver & Fit program, please contact your health plan or 1-800-MEDICARE.

Annual Human Rights Banquet September 21 in Donora The Mon Valley NAACP Branch 2274 is holding its Annual Human Rights Banquet on September 21, 2013 at the Donora Borough Social Hall. The Theme this year is "Building Leadership; leadership is not a title; it's an ACTION!" Guest speaker is U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, native of Donora, PA. The Emcee will be Tim Stevens, past president of the Pittsburgh NAACP and founder of B-PEP. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. Live jazz duo, It takes Two and the August Wilson Dance Ensemble will perform. Post banquet celebration from 8 p.m. to Midnight with the House of Soul band. Cash bar and appetizers will be available. Tickets are $45 in advance, and no tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, please call 724-684-8545 or email monvalleynaacp@verizon.net.

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CENTURY 21 Agent of the Month CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is pleased recognize Ellen Brawdy for outstanding production as our Agent of the Month for July. The month set a new a career high for her. She continues to prove the old adage that when you need something done, give the job to a busy person! Congratulations again Ellen!

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Mon Valley Community FCU Announces Scholarship Winners Daniel Bednarczyk and Leah Seader have been awarded the 2013 Mon Valley Community Federal Credit Union Memorial Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $2,000. Daniel is the son of Paul and Mary Bednarczyk of Fayette City and is a graduate of Belle Vernon Area High School where he was an honor student. Daniel was deeply involved in academics and extracurricular activities while attending BVA. He will attend the University of Pittsburgh and study Electrical Engineering. Leah Seader, valedictorian of Bethlehem Center High School Class of 2013, will attend California University of Pennsylvania where she will begin her pursuit of an engineering degree. Leah was the recipient of many academic and community service awards. She is the daughter of Stanley and Linda Seader of Brownsville.

Beauty Runs in the Family! New Eagle Aunt and Niece Win in Pageantry Tiffany Forlai of New Eagle and her niece, Candace Schnore, were both crowned Grand Supreme at the Heavenly Angels and Storybook Pageant held in June at the Holiday Inn in Moon Township. Candace also received an award for overall most beautiful for facial beauty ages 5-10. She won jungle wear in her 10-11 year-old age division. Tiffany also won photogenic, jungle wear, and overall grand composite. In Harrisburg on July 6 Tiffany was also crowned Pro-Supreme in the National America's Best Theme Pageant. Tiffany is a pharmaceutical sales rep for Forest Pharmaceuticals. Candace, daughter of Chad Forlai of New Eagle and Stephanie Schnore, will attends 5th grade at Ringgold Elementary School North. She is a Ringgold Rams cheerleader.


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Business & Merchant News MACC August Business of the Month Frye Restoration and Frye Construction

Congratulations to Frye Restoration and Frye Construction Inc. for being the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Month" for September 2013. Located at 100 Sixth Street, in Monongahela, PA, the business specializes in fire and water damage restoration and, in addition, has expertise in new construction and remodeling, including windows, doors, bathrooms, kitchens, family rooms, and decks. They will also provide services to customers who are in need of flooring, electrical, painting, drywall and plastering. Joseph U. Frye started the business in 1969. Prior to this time, the family owned and operated Frye Lumber and Frye Home Center, which were a part of the Monongahela business community for many years. Frye Restoration and Frye Construction Inc. are fully insured (Contractor’s License #001881). For more information, please call 724-258-7577 or visit www.fryerestoration.com.

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce August Member Spotlight Campy’s Pizza and Six Pack Shop

Pictured (l-r) Campy’s employees Robert Cumer and Daniel Wood IV, Owner Mike Grimes and his children, Allie and Evan Grimes.

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber’s Member Spotlight shined on Campy’s Pizza and Six Pack Shop for the month of August. Owner Mike Grimes established Campy’s in 1984 by striving to offer the absolute best quality food at reasonable prices. Campy’s is a household name in the Mon Valley, featuring pizza, calzones, wings, hoagies, and salads in addition to original creations like the Pittsburgh Pizoagie. Customers can enjoy an outstanding assortment of takeout beer that sets a new standard in the Mon Valley. A friendly staff is found at 3 locations: 119 Pennsylvania Avenue in Belle Vernon (lower Speers), California and New Stanton. A Perryopolis location will be reopening in August. Campy’s is open throughout the week – Monday through Sunday and offer delivery. Call 724-489-4700 (Speers location) or check them out at www.campyspizza.com.


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MVRCC Annual Awards Event Set for September 12 The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) will honor the accomplishments of two local businesses, a non-profit organization and an outstanding individual at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony Lombardi Conference Center on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at its annual Awards Event. The reception style event The Headstart Classroom in Charleroi is begins at 5:30 p.m. with the award cerepart of Community Action Southwest. monies beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shamrock Chemical will be awarded the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Award. Shamrock Chemical Company was founded in Charleroi in 1959 by John McGinley, and has evolved into a complete building and supplies entity providing lawn care, janitorial service, minor building maintenance and snow removal. The Chamber’s Outstanding Business Development Award will be given to World Kitchen of Charleroi. World Kitchen, LLC. is a global company that manuWorld Kitchen of Charleroi factures and distributes bakeware, dinnerware, will be cited for "Outstanding Business kitchen and household tools, range-top cookware and Development" cutlery. The living wage jobs and benefits that the employees enjoy at the Charleroi plant is a crucial part of the Mid Mon Valley’s economic vitality; World Kitchen has always been a major employer that is proudly known as “The Home of Pyrex.” The current plant manager is Dale Reuben. Each year the Chamber gives a Regional Service Award to a non-profit entity that contributes to the quality of life in the Mid Mon Valley, and this year the award will be bestowed upon Community Action Southwest. CAS serves both Washington and Greene Counties, and provides a myriad of social services to the region, among them the Headstart Program faciliBill Lee is named this year's ties located in the area. Darlene Bigler, Executive MVRCC Shining Star Director will accept the award. As always, the final award of the evening is the Shining Star Award which will be presented to William “Bill” Lee, who serves as the mayor of Speers, and is currently a consultant for Lee Supply. His work in the community and his professional career will be lauded on September 12. The Chamber selects an individual that displays outstanding personal and professional attributes, shows a commitment to his/her vocation, helps to advance the mission of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber, and promotes the Mid Mon Valley Bud McGinley (right) will community at large. accept the Chamber's Members will receive an invitation in the US mail, "Excellence in Business" however the event is open to the public for $25 per award for Shamrock person. Please call the Chamber at 724-483-3507 for Chemical on September 12. He is seen here with son more information, or register on-line at www.mvrMike at the Chamber's 2012 chamber.org. Space is limited, so early registration is Melvin B. Bassi Golf recommended. Tournament.

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WSO Receives Washington Financial Grant to Reach Out to Various Groups For the past three years, Washington Financial Bank has given a grant to the Washington Symphony Orchestra that offers lower income individuals and those with special needs the opportunity to be a part of the WSO’s growing audience. With planning underway for the 2013-14 season, Washington Financial has again stepped forward to offer its support in a grant to enable 200 adults to enjoy the concerts throughout the coming season. According to Maryann Weinstein, Executive Director of the WSO, “We are very pleased with the ongoing support of Washington Financial in this unique program. Through their generosity, the WSO can offer free tickets to many who may never have had the opportunity to attend one of our performances. We distribute free tickets paid for by the grant through a number of social service agencies dealing with a variety of age levels and special needs. We are pleased to partner with Washington Financial to make this possible.” Weinstein said that the bank also is a founding sponsor of the orchestra and continues to promote the WSO throughout the county by selling individual tickets at each of its branches prior to each regular concert performance at Trinity High School in Washington. Betty Guerrieri, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Washington Financial, said that this is a unique partnership with the WSO and it provides an opportunity for more to enjoy the entertainment the WSO adds to our region. “Washington Financial is proud to be a continuing supporter of the WSO in our community.”

GRC AUGUST BUSINESS OF THE MONTH Lois Dille, LegalShield Congratulations to Lois Dille and LegalShield for being the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) “Business of the Month” for August. Lois Dille started her career as Independent Associate with LegalShield previously called Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., in her home October 1997. She worked LegalShield part time until her retirement as Administrative Secretary with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in 2001. She selected GRC Board Member Cathy Yurkovich LegialShield from the many home busiwith Lois Dille nesses she searched because she could help people and make a difference in their lives through the monthly membership for legal services to protect their families and an opportunity to make additional income as an Independent Associate. LegalShield enables customers to work directly with an accomplished law firm for a flat monthly fee. Your law firm will help you navigate a variety of everyday issues – no matter how trivial or traumatic. Just a simple phone call puts you in touch with an attorney who will provide unlimited legal advice and representation when needed to help protect you and your family nationwide. For complete details on LegalShield and services that are provided under the various plans, visit her website at www.loisdille.com. She can be reached by calling 412-997-0719 or by email at ljdille@gmail.com.


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Grand Openings! Look what’s new in Town GREATER ROSTRAVER CHAMBER CELEBRATES NEW BUSINESSES During the Month of August the GRC was busy participating with three ribbon cuttings to welcome businesses to the community and Chamber of Commerce.

Bright Start Learning Center

Pictured (l-r) Lisa Zendoi, Kelly Goodboy, Diane Mesiarik, Tyler Mesiarik, Janice Talaga, Amy DeWitt

Bright Start Learning Care Center located at 1737 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon celebrated new ownership with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 8th. Center owner, Diane Mesiarik and her staff of 12 provide full and part-time infant and toddler care, preschool and kindergarten readiness and before & after school care at the center. Bus transportation is provided to and from Rostraver Elementary School. The learning care center is spacious with separate rooms for each age group. For more information, call 724-929-4321 or visit Bright Start Learning Care Center on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Start-Learning-Care-Center.

Orthodontique A large crowd gathered at the grand opening for Orthodontique located in the Willow Pointe Plaza on Thursday, August 8th. The opening was coordinated by General Industries, with appetizers and refreshments provided by The Willow Room. Dr. Dara Rinchuse is following in the footsteps of her family by setting the standards for delivering the most advanced and comprehensive orthodontic care in Belle Vernon. With her father and uncle as orthodontists and her mother and aunt as hygienists, Dr. Rinchuse began working alongside them at the age of 16. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and in 2010, completed her graduate studies and earned her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics. She is a being a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and in addition to her private practice, she serves on the faculty at Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontists. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 724-823-0847 or visit www.drrinchuse.com.

Pictured (l-r) Matthew Ivill, General Industries, Dr. Dara Rinchuse, and Jennifer Cullen, Office Mgr.

Brunswick Zone On Monday, August 19th, Brunswick Zone Belle Vernon, 4742 St. Rt. 51, celebrated the completion of the newly renovated and updated facility with an open house, free bowling, prizes and a ribbon cutting. Brunswick Zone Belle Vernon has a new look, with state-of-the-art scoring and widescreen monitors, plus new, updated furniture. Fall and winter leagues are forming and open lane bowling is also available. Birthday parties and gatherings can be scheduled as well. For more information, call 724-379-4433. Pictured (l-r) Donna Tirpak, Linda Boncin, Manager Jeff Nelson, Jenn Ignaczak


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Fabrizi’s Restaurant Continues Reputation of Fine Dining Brother and Sister Combination Maintain a Family Owned Restaurant at Uniontown Area Landmark By Earl Bugaile

A road trip along US 40 between Uniontown and Cumberland, MD is arguably one of the most visually pleasing and historic trips one can make. It’s especially true between the months of September and October, as fall colors create a breathtaking panorama, which attracts many hundreds of travelers to experience the change of seasons. At the top of the mountain just outside of Uniontown, another historic attraction has captured the appetites of visitors for many generations, in the form of Fabrizi’s Restaurant, located along Jumonville Road, about 1.5 miles off Route 40 at the summit. The restaurant is located in what was a former summer home owned by Nick and Adeleine Fabrizi. Nick owned an Italian restaurant in town called the “Tripoli”. The summer home served as a location to entertain friends and family during the summer months. As time passed the friends and family turned into guests and patrons, the house into a restaurant, and the food into time honored tradition. The location is now owned by the brother and sister team of Brad Thomas and Jennifer Richmond, but it maintains the familyowned atmosphere and quiet ambiance it had when it was owned by the Fabrizi family. “It was a lifelong progression for me,” Thomas said. “We grew up three houses down from here, and I used to work here during high school. I was probably 13 or 14 years old when I had my first encounter with the place. We had been playing basketball down the road and we decided to go inside because we were hungry.” The food instantly made an impact on him, “There was something that was just different, intriguing, I had never tasted anything quite like it, the taste was warm and inviting as a bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day. It made a significant impact on the way I viewed food from there on out” Thomas pointed to the exact table where he and his friends sat that day where they ordered lunch. “When it

Taking a break at the outside seating area are new Fabrizi's Restaurant owners, Brad Thomas and Jennifer Richmond.

Tucked away on Jumonville Road, Fabrizi's Restaurant offers a peaceful and inviting northern Italy appeal.

Seating located next to the detailed wall mural adds to the cozy atmosphere.

One of the spacious dining areas inside Fabrizi's Restaurant.

came time for the bill we didn’t have the money to pay. Jerry (Krofcheck) the owner at the time put us in the back peeling potatoes. Ever since then we became friends,” he recalled. Thomas said he helped out at the restaurant during the summers and during busy times of the year. “We hung out with him after work, and he was very nice and fun to be around.” After moving away for a short time, Thomas returned to Fabrizi’s in 2003 as a bartender, and told Krofchek (a nephew of original owner Nick Fabrizi) at the time that he would make it a lifelong goal to buy the restaurant if he ever decided to sell. It happened in 2012, just as Jennifer and her fiancé were moving back to the area, after working elsewhere in the food industry. Without missing a day in the transition, Brad and Jennifer assumed control of Fabrizi’s that same year, with the vision of maintaining the family atmosphere, and the home made selections the restaurant had become famous for since 1942. Their main focus has been

on food quality and service. Brad and Jennifer bring their own skills to the ownership which would appear to be a winning formula. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Virginia, Jennifer is a Navy veteran and is a chef. Her fiancé, Adam Thorpe, is also a chef from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. Adam prepares most of the main dishes and all the home made sauces and pastas. Jennifer specializes in preparing the deserts. Brad, a Marine Corps veteran concentrates on the business and marketing end of Fabrizi’s. Fabrizi’s offers a menu much like the one that has been provided by the restaurant for generations. The dinner menu includes choices of appetizers, soups and salads and an array of home-made pastas and the

restaurant’s signature sauces. They also offer a number of entrees from the grill, including steaks, breaded veal cutlets, pork chops Portobello mushrooms and more. Items on the menu marked with a signature “z” indicate they are made from scratch and hand-made at Fabrizi’s. “All of our sauces are hand-made along with our salad dressings,” Jennifer said. “Our mozzarella is handpulled. Our appetizers are made from scratch, as well as our desserts. We make our own tiramisu, chocolate, caramel and cherry sauce and cheesecake. There’s not much we don’t make from scratch.” For the first time in its history, Thomas and Richmond began offering a lunch menu beginning in July, which Jennifer said has begun to grow in popularity. The lunch menu also includes an assortment of home-made appetizers, soups and salads, pastas and enormous and delicious sandwiches. Their famous Fabrizi Sub, is so large that part of it will be taken home for a meal later in the day. Jennifer said Fabrizi’s tries to keep the portions large at a cost that is surprisingly affordable. “We try really hard to make sure that we’re offering an honest, higher quality product and serving it in a unique atmosphere. Thomas and Richmond said business has grown substantially, especially from people who visit the Nemacolin Gaming Resort, and from the business community from Uniontown. “We’re really not that far from places like Elizabeth and communities on Route 51,” Jennifer said. “We want to create a place where even large families can come for dinner as well as parties and anniversaries. We can do it well.” Fabrizi’s is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm. Reservations are recommended for parties of more than five guests. Fabrizi’s is located 534 Jumonville Road, which is located at the summit along Route 40 above Uniontown. Information and menus are available at the website: www.fabrizis.com or by calling 724-437-3060.


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SPORTS Monongahela Swimmer Competes at National Event Congratulations to Sarah Noll of Monongahela, PA, who recently made a qualifying time for the 2013 YMCA Summer Long Course Nationals Swimming Championship in the 100 backstroke. She attended the event, which was held from July 29 to August 2, with 12 other swimmers from the Laurel Highlands Regional YMCA. Sarah is 13 years old and homeschooled in the Ringgold School District. She would like to thank her previous coaches Jamie Stache and Laura Seitz as well as current coach at Laurel Highlands for helping to make this dream come true.

Ringgold Youth Soccer Night

The Laurel Highlands Regional YMCA swim team - Front row (l-r): Emily Smith, Bailey Bonnet, Emily Zimcosky, Kristin Bane, Lexi Kostelnik. Back row (l-r): Hannah Reynolds, Megan Gaza, Grace Reynolds, Lucas Thomas, Justin Kostelnik, Steve Conko, John Paul Zimcosky, Sarah Noll.

GRC Fall Classic Golf Outing Set for October 4 The 2013 Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) “Fall Classic Golf Outing” is scheduled for Friday, October 4. The golf outing is open to the public. Golfer registration is currently underway and costs $100 per golfer. The event begins at 9:00 am with registration, morning coffee and donuts, followed by a 10:00 am start, with cart, lunch at the turn, on course beverages, buffet dinner, skill, raffle and door prizes, giveaways, mini massages, networking and more. Great hole-in-one prizes include a personal home or office turf putting green, compliments of Worldwide Turf, LLC., a street motorcycle and off-road ATV, compliments of Angels World of Cycles and Big’s Sanitation and an exquisite item from MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry (past items have included a diamond ring, shopping spree and Rolex watch!) Sponsorship opportunities are available from $100 to $1,000 and offer great exposure for your business or service. Proceeds from the Fall Classic support the GRC Scholarship Program. Each year, three scholarships are awarded to California University of PA, Douglas Education Center and Westmoreland County Community College. The schools in turn present the scholarships to a student from our service area. For more information, call 724-929-3329 or download a registration or sponsorship form at www.greaterrostraverchamber.org.

The Ringgold high school boys and girls soccer teams are holding a combined youth night celebrating the young soccer players in our area on Monday, September 9 at the Ringgold High School Stadium. The girl's game vs. McKeesport begins at 6:00 p.m., and the boy’s game vs. Elizabeth Forward starts at 8:00 p.m. There will be raffles and giveaways at each halftime. In the period in between the games, all youth teams present and their coaches will be announced, brought onto the soccer field, and given a treat bag. All players and coaches wearing their team shirt will get free admission and a coupon for a free hot dog, drink and chips. Join us in cheering the Rams to Victory!

Major Trouble FC Wins Championship of Premier Co-ed Soccer League On Wednesday, August 21st, the championship game of the Pittsburgh Premier Co-ed Soccer League was played at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh between Major Trouble FC and Beer Nutz. Major Trouble FC won a close game by a score of 21 in golden goal over time! Major Trouble FC is a team comprised largely of Mon Valley Alumni. Many of the players went to Ringgold High School, or California University of PA and other local schools. Though having an ominous beginning to their season Major Trouble turned it around in the playoffs and become champions of the league for 2013. The team has grown over the past few years under the leadership of team captain, and Finleyville native, John Dimoff. The team’s success has proved that the Mon Valley is still churning out first class futbol players, among other athletes. Major Trouble FC and all the teams and players of the Pittsburgh Premier Football League would like to thank the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Highmark Stadium for allowing us to play our championship game at their field.


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Modernettes Win Baton Twirling National Championships

The Juvenile Modernettes pictured (l to r) Front: Captains Mandy Cooper, Emily Clopp 1st Row: Abbey Clapp, Darah Augenstein, Liberty Cooper, Riley Evans, Ella Zelinsky, Alaina Smith. 2nd Row: Lauren Toto, Emily Klein, Riley Gloecki, Alexis Kiesling, Reese Watson, Kira Greer, Kendyl Seibert. 3rd Row: Madison Bartone, Amanda Clark, Jenna Nymick, Lianna Robbins, Victoria Smith, Elizabeth Trost

The Modernettes, a competition baton corp from the south hills, attended the National Baton Twirling Association National Championships over the summer. The competition is called "America's Youth on Parade" and is held at Notre Dame University. The Modernettes competed in 4 events and won 4 first place awards! The Juvenile Modernettes, twirlers between the ages of 7 and 12, won the juvenile National Show Corps Championships with a show about "A Day in Pittsburgh" and also won the Juvenile National Pom Pon Championships with their award win-

ning routine "Rockin Robin". Senior Modernettes, twirlers between the ages of 13 and 20, won the Senior Show Corps Championships and the Senior National Pom Pon Championship with a perfect score in choreography. Both the Juvenile and Senior Modernette Show Corps advanced to the Grand Finals. This is a competition where all 1st place Show Corps compete against each other. The Senior Modernettes were again victorious winning the "Grand National Championship" title. The week prior to the N.B.TA

The Senior Modernettes pictured (l to r) Front: Captains Stephanie Tamasy, Noelle Metani, Julia Cicchinelli, Danielle Fiorentini. 1st Row: Allie Chisholm, Caitlyn Ahiborn, Nicole Klein, Saran Ott, Emily Hofmeister, Samantha Pauley, Breanna Schinkovec, Kelly Kaufman, Bayleigh Novotney. 2nd Row: Katie Seibert, Jenna Maloney, Cayla Caviris, Breanne Wenk, Lauren Greer, Kaitlin Schreiner, Jordan Balkovec, Opfar, Vicki Wenger, Page Weinstein. 3rd Row: Megan Teres, Carissa Caviris, Gabby Levy, Miranda Scott, Lindsey Young, Meah Watson, Julia Maloney, Tiffany Melani, Taylor Evans

nationals, both corps competed at the Twirling Unlimited International competition in Canton, Ohio. Again the Juvenile and Senior Modernettes won all 1st place awards and the Senior Modernettes won the "Outstanding Corps of the Day". The Senior Modernettes are the reigning "World" Show Corps and Pom Pon Champions winning the titles at Neuchatel, Switzerland in 2012. The World Championships are held every 3 years.. The Modernettes have represented the United States at every World Competition winning the gold in

Holland 1990, France 1993, Italy 1996, taking silver in England 2000, then again winning gold in France 2003, Holland 2006, Belgium 2009 and Switzerland 2012. The Modernettes are the only Pom Pon corps from the U.S.A. to win gold in Pom Pon World Competition. The Modernettes are a non-profit organization and are under the direction of Sherry Vignoli Parisi. For information about joining the corps or for performances, please call Ruby Daugherty and Sherry School of Dance at 412-835-9626 or 724-9690608.

Belle Vernon Area High School Kicks Off 48th Football Campaign As Belle Vernon Area football approaches its 48th season of WPIAL conference play, its record stands at 270 wins, 215 losses and seven ties. The team has had identical records in the past two seasons going 4 and 6. With 18 wins and 22 losses fifth year head coach and alumnus Aaron Krepps hopes to move deeper in the playoffs after suffering first-round eliminations in each year of his coaching stints. 2013 hopes will rest heavily on junior quarterback Travis Snyder returning from a torn ACL. BVA will also depend on the services of returning veterans like junior running back Anthony Levis who comes off two productive seasons, senior lineman Aaron McCullough, senior DB Cody Menges and versatile senior Jake Switzer. Last year, freshman Austin Bell was a starter as inside linebacker. (PHOTOS BY MODERN ART STUDIO)

BVAHS Head Coach Aaron Krepps

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School News... Belle Vernon Area High School Students Visit Costa Rica

Students swimming in La Fortuna Waterfall

This summer three students from Belle Vernon Area High School traveled with teacher, Ms. Stephanie Flatt to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. The students were able to do a variety of activities like zip lining through the rainforest, swim in La Fortuna Waterfall, kayak on Lake Arenal, and go whitewater rafting. Along with these activities the students were able to use their Spanish speaking skills to speak to native people, bargain at local markets and order indigenous foods. They also visited Ballena National Park, INBioparque biological station, and the natural hot spring from Volcán Arenal.

Students in Guanacaste, Costa Rica at sunset looking over the Pacific Ocean (l to r): Brianna Frederick, Shannon McCulloch, and Paige Parshall

Local Private School Receives International Recognition The educational challenge of the twenty-first century has motivated The Church Christian Academy, a ministry of The Church of Sutersville, to uphold their standard of excellence that has earned them MODEL status. Using the individualized Bible-based curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.), this school focuses on Christian character training and outstanding academic accomplishments by its students, and also demonstrates a continuing commitment to state-of-the-art, computer-enhanced education. This year, the average student's grade in all subject areas was 93%. Several students completed well over one year's standard academic expectations. The Church Christian Academy believes that their school's achievement is attributed in part to community commitment to maintain an atmosphere where a school such as T.C.C.A. can effectively educate our youth today for tomorrow's achievements. Now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Call 724-446-4020 for more information.


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YOUR HEALTH MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL SEPTEMBER EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during September. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted. BONE DENSITY SCREENING - Wednesday, September 4 from 1 - 3 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. For more information, call 724-348-6699. CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7 – 9 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. To register, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. AUXILIARY $5 JEWELRY SALE - Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is sponsoring a $5 jewelry sale with a variety of costume jewelry available for purchase. For more information, call 724258-1167. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, September 5 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1455. CHOLESTEROL SCREENING - Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m. – noon, Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Cost of cholesterol test is $10. Add a blood sugar test for an additional $2. A 12–hour fast is required. Walk-ins are welcome. To register, call 724-3486699. INNOVATIONS – EMERGENCY SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN Monday, September 9 at 6 p.m., ECC. Perveen Punjani, M.D., a pediatrician, will present a free program to discuss ways to prevent and manage emergency situations involving the children in your life. Dr. Punjani will repeat the talk at the HealthPLEX Willow Room on September 11 at 6 p.m. To register, call 724-258-1333.

MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 12 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. This session builds on the education received in the “Managing Your Diabetes” program. Learn more about food choices, dining out, and how your eating habits affect your blood glucose control. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self Management Training” is required prior to attending this class. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of the class. For more information and to register, call 724-258-1483. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB - Tuesday, September 10 from 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724344-0287. RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, September 10 from 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492. INNOVATIONS – EMERGENCY SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN Wednesday, September 11 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Willow Room. Perveen Punjani, M.D., a pediatrician, will present a free program to discuss ways to prevent and manage emergency situations involving the children in your life. To register, call 724-258-1333. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS Wednesday, September 11 from 6 – 8 p.m., Bartolotta’s Giant Eagle, Fisher Heights. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1148. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Monday, September 16 at 2 p.m., Hospital 7-East Family Room. For additional information, call 724-2581704. NATIONAL SCHOOL BACKPACK AWARENESS DAY - Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. For more information or to register, call 724-348-6699.

ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING Wednesday, September 18 from 9 – 11 a.m., ECC. To register, call 724-258-1483. PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM - Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m., ECC. The prostate cancer screening and education program is free. To register, call 724-258-1333. OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, September 19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. OPEN HOUSE, LAURIE S. MOLINDA, M.D. Thursday, September 19 from 2 – 6 p.m., 6108 Brownsville Road Ext., Suite 204, Finleyville, PA 15332. Laurie S. Molinda, M.D. and her staff want to meet you. Get to know the new doctor in town and her team. Get your blood pressure checked and pick up health information. For more information, call 724-782-0723 HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS Thursday, September 19 from 3 – 5 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. The tours begin at Healthy Directions, the walk-in health care facility in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will conduct the tours and discuss “Eating for Bone Health” and perform bone density screenings. Advance registration is required by calling 724348-6699 or 724-258-1148. NATIONAL SEAT CHECK SATURDAY Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. – noon, Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services is conducting a baby seat safety check in the Finleyville Giant Eagle parking lot. For more information or to register, call 724-348-6699. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, September 24 – Thursday, September 26 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This session builds on the education

received in the “Managing Your Diabetes” program. Learn more about food choices, dining out, and how your eating habits affect your blood glucose control. To register, call 724-258-1483. ADULT CPR INSTRUCTION - Tuesday, September 24 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC. The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling 724-684-9536. ARTHRITIS: HOW TO COPE WITH THE PAIN Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m., Finleyville Community Center. Ajay K. Mathur, M.D., a rheumatologist, will present a free program to discuss the pain of arthritis and how to manage it. To register, call 724-258-1333. PUBLIC FIRST-AID INSTRUCTION - Thursday, September 26 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling 724-684-9536. MULTIPHASIC BLOOD ANALYSIS - Saturday, September 28 from 7 - 11 a.m., ECC. This 36-function screening costs only $25 and is open to the public. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 25, and registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. INNOVATIONS – DIABETIC FOOT CARE AND WOUND CARE - Monday, September 30 at 6 p.m., ECC. Richard A. Young, D.P.M., a podiatrist, will present a free program to discuss ways individuals with diabetes may care for their feet and manage possible wounds.. Dr. Young will repeat the talk at the HealthPLEX, Willow Room on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. free. To register, call 724-258-1333. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, September 30 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. TALK WITH A DOC: BACK PAIN - Monday, September 30 at 7 p.m., Upper St. Clair Recreation Center. Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, M.D., will present a free program to discuss symptoms and treatment for back pain. To register, call 724-258-1333.


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE PROSTATE SCREENING PROGRAM

HEALTHY EATING

Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Twp. is offering a free prostate education and screening program Wednesday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Attendees will learn about the importance of early detection and will also have the option to receive an exam by MVH’s medical staff along with a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. To register, call 724-258-1333.

MULTIPHASIC BLOOD ANALYSIS OFFERED AT MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL Just a small blood sample can detect diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys and circulatory system. Monongahela Valley Hospital will hold its semi-annual Multiphasic Blood Analysis Screening, Saturday, September 28, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Registration is required. On each blood sample, 36 individual tests will be performed that can reveal anemia, lung disease, diabetes, leukemia, high cholesterol, blood disorders and much more. Additional screenings, including Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA), will also be available for a nominal additional cost. MVH’s Multiphasic Blood Analysis is open to the public at a cost of only $25 per person. Testing is done by pre-registration and appointment only. Registrations are being accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at 724-258-1282. Participants will be asked to provide the full name and complete address of the physician to whom their test results will be sent. A 12-hour fasting period is required prior to testing. Persons on medication should consult their physicians.

Latest Stroke Care Award Recognizes Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Commitment to Excellence The news keeps getting better for people who suffer strokes in the midMonongahela Valley — they are getting better largely due to the excellent care provided by the medical team at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH). The hospital received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This distinction recognizes MVH’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association awarded the Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award to MVH for achieving at least 12 consecutive months of adherence to all Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and achieving at least 12 consecutive months of compliance with five of 10 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures during that same period of time, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation. In addition to providing fast intervention to people suffering from strokes, Monongahela Valley Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and offers a Stroke Support Group that meets the first Thursday of each month.

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manage a healthier lifestyle. The tours will begin at Healthy Directions in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology and the Clinical Nutrition Department will conduct the tours.

2013 Supermarket Tour Dates Sept. 19, 3-5 p.m.

Eating for Bone Health; Bone Density Screening

Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m.

Portion Control

Nov. 7, 2-4 p.m.

Holiday Meal Planning

Program is free, but space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483.

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! SEPTEMBER

Eck’s Restaurant & Lounge 724-310-3570 1574 Fourth Street, Monongahela 6 – DJ P & Profyl Saturdays – DJ P & Profyl Elrama Tavern 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 3 – Open Jam Night w/ Lee Ashbury 7 – Trinity Wiseman 9 – Colors and Bottles painting class 10 – Bingo 13 – The Regular Joes 17 – Open Jam Night w/ Lee Ashbury 21 – The River Ratts 23 – Colors and Bottles painting class 24 – Bingo 27 – Todd Jones

Hot House Tap and Grille 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela Friday – Karaoke/DJ 9-close Saturday – Karaoke/DJ 9-close Rinky Dinks Roadhouse 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 6 – Ruff Creek 14 – Mavens 21 – Ruff Creek Tuesdays – Jam Night w/ The WeedRags Sweeny’s Steakhouse 724-929-8383 1713 Rostraver Rd, Belle Vernon 7 – DJ Stan 21 – Bad Mother Trucker Thursdays – DJ Ben Karaoke

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


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5 Star Plumbing A Hands-On Operation By Christina Walko

“I love giving personal attention to my customers. Nothing goes to a middleman here – I deal with all their concerns and problems. This is a hands on company,” says Joshua Eori, owner and operator of Mon Valleys’s newest home improvement venue – 5 Star Plumbing. Though 5 Star has only been opened since July, Josh Eori has been in the business for over 20 years. The Belle Vernon native is a licensed master plumber, with previous plumbing experience in West Virginia and Fayette

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County. After 20 years of working for others, Josh decided to venture out on his own. “It was time to move on and to see what I could do with my own business,” he said. “My idea is to keep low overhead, eliminate expenses and charge by the job, not by the hour. The savings are passed on to the customer.” Eori and several employees handle all types of plumbing work, both commercial and residential. On any given day, Josh’s young son Demetri can be found following him around, helping out. “5 Star is a family run business and that’s

Joshua Eori and son Demetri of 5 Star Plumbing

important to me,” said Josh, “I like serving the community I grew up in.” Joshua went to Belle Vernon high school and opened his business in Smithton.

Josh says the most common type of work they perform is still drain cleaning and snaking clogged pipes, though 5 Star offers a comprehensive line of services. “We do all types of repair work. We do water, gas, sewer, septic, installation and excavation work. We do some great bathroom remodeling work also,” he added. 5 Star Plumbing is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They serve the Mon Valley, Westmoreland and Fayette counties. Eori prides himself on giving each customer individual attention. “You won’t get an answering machine, you will talk to me directly,” he said. For information and service, please call 724-366-8096.


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HRCDC Gardening Workshops Highland Ridge Community Development Corporation (HRCDC) is offering a series of free gardening ‘howto’ workshops available through November. Workshops will be conducted at the Highland Ridge Neighborhood Garden near corner of 6th and Forrest Avenues in Washington. Garden Workshops will be held the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The dates and topics for the upcoming workshops are as follows: September 14: Fall planting (cold weather, garlic) October 12: Pumpkin Sale November 9: Birdhouse gourds (harvest/prep) Other topics/workshops to be scheduled: Hydroponics, Cold-frame, Herbicides and Pesticides. Registration is required by emailing hr@highlandridgecdc.org or call Sue Ward at 412-217-9364.

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MONONGAHELA Rosta Group LLC Estate of Pauline Louttit James Decroix

Fluhme & Sons LLC HCMG Prop LLC Raymond and Judith Evans

Fourth St. 509 Chess St. 1119 Lawton St.

NEW EAGLE Janice Sorg

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CARROLL TOWNSHIP Michael Lucas Michael Vugrinovich

Edgar and Cynthia Kahl David Boyd

42 Orchard Ave. Country Club Drive

CHARLEROI Ronald Taylor Alice Stile

Janet Hamilton Alice Stile

Duane Szymanski Slovak Evangelical Luth Church

Walter and Linda Smith St. John Cecilia Scutaru-Andor

412 Fallowfield Ave. $40,000 710 McKean Ave. $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $15,946). 611 Oakland Ave. $47,000 331 Washington Ave. $14,000

NORTH CHARLEROI CR Capital Group LLC Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

Robert Murphy Bocifius Lewis Robison

317 Sheppard Ave. 500 N. Highland Ave.

DONORA Chris Costas Stephen Morgan Chris Costas Estate of Martha Kickel Christopher Geary Francis Devizia Chris Costas H. James Bennett III James Pelissero Lawrence Neubauer Jarrod Lape William Deicas Keith Richard Porter Kathleen Carbone

Jesse McGrew Joel Houston Jesse McGrew Teresa and Brett Greenlee Paul Stimak James Robinson Jesse McGrew James Pelissero Willa White Evan Toth Mascot Properties LLC James Pelissero Phyllis Youdell David Ross Miller

402-404 First St. $3,333 Highland Ave. $1,750 70 Kenric Ave. $3,333 95 McKean Ave. $7,500 145 Modisette Ave. $13,000 1236 Thompson Ave. $6,300 655 Thompson Ave. $3,334 Ninth St. $20,248 403 Ninth St. $10,000 606 Betty Ave. $66,000 130 Kenric Ave. $45,449 201 McKean Ave. $19,945 628 Third St. $30,000 1133 Marelda Ave. $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $27,955).

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

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FALLOWFIELD Marion Frye Dean Dellamalva Estate of Alice Matay Ronald Demsher Middle Monongahela Industrial Dev.

RDL Inc. Scott Greenawald and Adean Lindsey Amy Matay estate Steven Brett Waukesha Pearce Industries Inc.

38 Cemetery Road 17 Shannon Road 42 Spring St. 52 Florence Drive Yankowsky Road T848

$45,000 $100,000 $64,000 $90,500 $400,000

MONESSEN Rosemary Titler Federal National Mortgage Assn. Louise Salaske Amanda Calcek Joseph Tarquinio et al. Robert Scott Antonio Stephen Lutska Mary Tomcanin Edward Allen Francowic Federal National Mortgage Assn. Thomas Boyer

Justin Green and Tawnya Jackson James Lee Federal National Mortgage Assn. Shane and Stephanie McKee Moness L.P. Cameron and Bobbi Jo Madison Thomas Wano and Ruth Limani Samuel and Lori Spina Paul Berardelli Harbour Portfolio 8 L.P. Patti Ann Lang

24 Linden Ave. 1604 Walnut Ave. 931 Second St. 110 Scenery Blvd. 101 Schoonmaker Ave. 710 Thompson Ave. 108 Fifth St. 1010 Alexander Ave. 315 Balazia Ave. 977 Graham Ave. 29 Westmoreland Drive

$5,000 $11,500 $1,400 by sheriff's deed. $119,000 $11,000 $18,000 $150,000 $26,000 $32,500 $15,741 $73,500

SPEERS Christopher Jones Terry Planton

Marcy Lynn Rosenburg Terry Planton

Norman Dean Jr.

Residential Resources Service Inc.

135 State St. $111,500 120 Howard St. $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $141,668). 336 Phillips St. $109,000

ROSTRAVER Estate of Emma Birder Richard Matson Marion Tootsey Kristin Okonsky John Krasonic Clemisteen Rich Federal Home Loans Mortgage Corp. Clemisteen Rich First Line Dev. Rolling Hill Farm US Bank NA Lawrence Altobelli Antoinette Smith et al. Charleroi Federal Savings Bank DDM Development Inc. Christine Navarro Ida Zanot Gregory Ghilani

Dale Francis Brett and Danita Yerkey Joseph and Jessica Kikta trustee Bank America NA Ty Charles and Tyrone Seich Andrew Donald Ruschak Jason Bowser Andrew Donald Ruschak James and Cynthia Misenhelder Andrew and Valerie Lippert PNC Bank NA Cyril and Arlene Schmitt Andrea L.P. Bernard and Judith Gibson Terry and Annie Hole George and Robin Farmer Michael and Catherine Nemoseck

553 Hickory Drive 372 Leeper Road 5177 Cedar Hills Blvd. 1015 Collinsburg Road Darr St. Green Hill Road 26 Mathews Drive Monessen Highway 229 Rolling Farm Drive 454 W. Spring Grove Blvd. 404 Abbey Lane 510 Finley St. Morningstar Drive Sandstone Way 372 Vernon Drive 762 Vernon Drive 948 Vernon Drive

NORTH BELLE VERNON Walter Robinson Drew Rainey Gloria Yuschak Gerald Jackson II Paul John Lucas

J&J Real Estate Sebastian Commons LLC Jeffrey Ambrose Colby and Angela House JLH Development LLC

Drew Rainey

Jared William Francis Ebbitt

$110,000 $205,000 $176,000 $5,025 by sheriff's deed. $8,000 $1,500 $50,000 $1,500 $45,900 $226,000 $228,000 by sheriff's deed. $175,000 $375,000 $225,000 $220,000 $206,700 $190,000

598 Broad Ave. $275,000 610 Speer St. $350,000 398 Fell St. $45,000 610 Rostraver Road $30,000 Unknown Address $17,764 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $107,457) by sheriff's deed. 513 Bluff St. $31,500

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West Newton Senior Center Plans One-Day Bus Trips

Monessen Grads to Hold Oldies Dance

The West Newton Senior Center, located at 103 E. Main Street in West Newton, has announced plans for the following upcoming bus trips. September 14 – Amish Ohio Our Ohio Amish Trip for September 14 still has some seats available. Final payment is due by September 6. We will travel to Burton, Ohio and tour the Historical Century Village restored by the Historical Society, the Log Cabin for maple syrup, lunch at Welshfield Inn, then on to Chardon for a tour of Fowlers Mill and Store. The last stop will be at the oldest general store in Mesipotamia where you can shop and enjoy a free ice cream. Cost $90. Bedford Days On October 12 we will depart at 7:00 am and have a wonderful breakfast at Carson's catering before departing to Bedford to celebrate their annual Bedford Days celebration. You will have time in town to shop in the stores, whatever churches and individuals who have sales until 1 pm. We will then tour Old Bedford Village and Gift Shop, departing at 3 pm and final stop at Hill Berris, Mt Pleasant, PA for pie, ice cream and wine tasting at Greedance Winery. Total price $65. Includes all meals, tour, bus and driver tip. Deadline is September 12. Indiana, PA - Jimmy Stewart Museum, Clark Mansion, Amish Shops On November 9 we will depart for Indiana, PA at 8:00 am. Tour Jimmy Stewart Museum, lunch at Hiss's salad bar, tour Silas Clark Mansion, drive to Smicksburg to shop at Amish shops, and finish the day with an Amish Wedding Feast. Price is $82 and includes all meals, tour, bus and driver tip. Deadline is October 9. All bus trips will be departing from West Newton, Robertson Street behind Giant Eagle. Your full payment is your reservation. Cancellation only accepted if you replace yourself. Payments can be sent to West Newton Senior Center, 103 E. Main St., West Newton, PA 15089. For more information, call Lou Ann at 724872-4976.

Monessen High School’s Class of 1960 is getting ready to turn back the hands of time and all MHS Alumni are invited to join the festivities. “We feel this is a good way to have a true Greyhound Reunion,” said Patty Foster Bukowski of the Class of 1960's Celebration Committee. “Last year’s dance was such a success that we decided to have it again this year.” The Front Page, which will perform at an Oldies An Oldies Dance will be held dance sponsored by the Monessen High School Class Saturday, September 7 from 7 to 11 of 1960 on Saturday, September 15 at the Firemen’s p.m. at the Monessen Firemen’s Social Hall, comprises (l-r) Mickey Carr, David “Sarge” Gardner and Clyde Pearsol. Social Hall in the Eastgate Plaza area of the city. Foster said MHS classes from the 1950s and 1960s have all been invited to attend but emphasized that any Monessen High graduate is welcome. All other interested persons also are invited. Special recognition will be extended to the MHS Classes of 1956 and 1961 who are celebrating their 75th and 70th birthdays this year and the Classes of 1958 and 1963 who are observing their 55th and 50th graduation reunions. Tables for each MHS class in attendance will be designated so the graduates can sit together. "The Front Page", a popular western Pennsylvania vocal group specializing in the oldies and doo-wop harmonies of the Fifties and early Sixties will provide live entertainment and a disc jockey will play music between the group’s shows. Admission for the BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) event is $15 per person and the Class of 1960 will provide mixers, pop, water, ice, potato chips, pretzels and other snacks. Tickets can be obtained from the individual class reunion representatives or members of the Class of 1960 committee. Call 724-684-7081 or 724-518-4592 for additional information. Other committee members are Carl Borriello, Rono Chromulak, Tom Hawkins, Judy DiBuono Paglia and Christine Mykovich Zerambo. “We’re sure there will be a lot of reminiscing come September 7,” Foster said. “In addition to enjoying the live entertainment and the Oldies music between the band’s sets those in attendance will have the opportunity to relive the days of those great record hops at the Italian Hall and the Stockdale Fire Hall as well as dances at the Sons of Italy and the Vets Club in Charleroi and those unforgettable lunchtime tea dances at the high school. It will be a wonderful journey down Memory Lane.”

RIVERSIDE PLACE SEPTEMBER EVENTS Riverside Place, located at 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi will be offering the following programs and events during the month of September. For more information on any upcoming events, call 724-483-5800. Cookout - Monday, September 26 from 11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hot dog or hamburger with a side and drink. $5.00. Pizza and Pizza Burger Sale - Friday, September 6 and 20. $1.25 for plain pizza, $1.25 for pepperoni and $5 for pizza burger and a can of pop. Murphy’s 5&10 Saturday Subs - sub only $4.00 or 8” sub, chips and pop $5.00 . We will be selling them on Friday, September 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Senior Expo Washington Crown Center Trip - Thursday, September 19. Leave the center at 9:00 a.m. return around 3:00 p.m. Rivers Casino Trip - Monday, September 16, $20. Leave at 9:00 a.m. returns back at 5:00 p.m. Country Singer Donnie Cameron - Friday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. Singer Bobby Shaw - Friday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. Kenny and Chip Oldies Songs - Friday, September 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Blood Pressures with Helen Andreas - Tuesday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m.

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Local Worship Charleroi’s Holy Ghost Selling Cabbage Rolls Holy Ghost Social Center, located at 9th St. & 828 Meadow Ave. in Charleroi, will be selling cabbage rolls. Deadline for advance ordering is Sunday, October 6. Call Lillian at 724258-5720. Pickup date is Saturday, October 19.

News and Events From St. Agnes Church in Richeyville St. Agnes Church, located at 2 Church St in Richeyville, PA announces the following upcoming events. For additional information or questions, please call (724) 632-5858 Fish Fry Friday, September 6 will be a Fish Fry from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More than just fish! Menu includes haluski, macaroni and cheese, shrimp, crab cakes, French fries, potato pancakes, and a variety of baked goods. Take outs available by calling 724-632-5857. Roast Beef Dinner Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Social Hall. The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $8.50 and take outs are available. Oldies Dance Oldies Dance on Saturday, October 19

from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. in the Social Hall. Tickets are $20 per person which includes a light buffet, BYOB, music provided by Carroll DJ Service. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. For more information or tickets, contact Lorraine Johnson at 724-938-9237. Repast Committee of St. Agnes Saint Agnes Parish in Richeyville has a repast committee that will host and cook a meal following funerals. You select the menu and the kitchen volunteers will prepare and serve. The service is available for any family. For more information, contact Steve Kime at 724632-6734.

“Autumnfest” at Saint Sebastian Church Saint Sebastian Church in Belle Vernon invites you to “Autumnfest” weekend, September 28 - 29. We kick off with a dinner dance on Saturday, September 28. The evening features a dinner catered by “Two Fine Caterers” and entertainment provided by ‘Brother Jeep and Legacy’. The cost is $30 a person or $50 a couple. Doors open at 5:30 pm. For tickets and information, call 724-929-9300. Steeler Tailgate Party! On Sunday, September 29, join us for a Steeler Tailgate Party on the parish grounds. Games, raffles, great tail gate foods and treats, and of course, the big game. The fun begins at 12:30 pm.

15th Annual “Ethnicfest” at Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church Nativity of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church’s 15th Annual Ethnicfest will be held September 28 and 29 in Chess Park, Monongahela. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till dusk, Sunday 12:00 Noon till dusk. Ethnic and American food booths, flea market, bake sale, live entertainment, bouncy house, kids fun, great food and fun for all. The Nutones Polka Band will perform Saturday 3:00 till dusk and Sunday 1:00 till 4:00. Come join us for fellowship and have some fun!

“Harvest Fair” Scheduled at Calvary United Presbyterian in Donora The Calvary United Presbyterian Church, 8th and Thompson Avenue, Donora, will host a Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church basement. The fair will include a White Elephant booth, a jewelry and used books booth, baked goods and walking tacos, homemade candy and note cards, face painting and a duck pond for the kids. The ladies of the church will be serving hot dogs, kielbasa with sauerkraut, and fried dough along with other food items.

September Events at First UM Church of Monongahela First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 405 West Main St., will offer the following events in September. For more information, visit www.fumcmon.com or call 724258-7054. Family Movie Night September 6, 7:00 p.m. - Family Movie Night, Pilgrim’s Progress a Journey to Heaven. Refreshments served. Fall Kids Fest September 21, 2- 4 p.m. - Annual Fall Kids Fest. Games, prizes, refreshments, centering around God’s words. Organ Recital September 25, 7:00 p.m. - In celebration of 200th anniversary, 18132013, organ recital featuring organist Robert Ferguson from the FUMC of Johnstown in our Church’s Sanctuary. Refreshments served. Bell Tower Restoration The Bell Tower Restoration Project is on schedule and the bells will be soon be ringing again. Stop by and see the new Bell Tower and always you are welcome to join us in God’s House.

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Recent Local Death Notices ALESSIO, Stella L., 95, of Fallowfield Township, formerly of Donora, died July 29. Arrangements under the direction of Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BOYER, Agnes, 82, of Donora, died August 3. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. IANI, Beverly Fero, 85, of Fallowfield Township, died August 6. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. COLEMAN, Gary E., 77, of Monongahela, died July 9. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. CONTE, Armond Sylvester, 97, of Vernon Hills, IL, formerly of Monongahela, died July 15. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. CURRAN, Betty A., 79, of Donora, died August 12. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. DELDUCA, Joseph Michael, 87, of West Newton, died August 1. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. DiSANZA, Phyllis L., 93, of Donora, died July 11. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. ELWOOD, William Thomas, 93, of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Monongahela and Lorain, OH, died July 2. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. FORSYTHE, Nancy C. (Hamilton), 71, of Monongahela, died July 15. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. FRYE, Zora, 91, of Monessen, died August

4. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. GIBINO, Philip, 90, of Dunlevy, died August 11. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. HOBAUGH, Hilda M., 84, of Monongahela, died July 20. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HUDAK, Edward S., 84, of Carroll Township, died July 16. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. IVERY, Harold Sr., 76, of Ellsworth, died July 17. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. JAMESON, Betty Jane, 83, of Charleroi, died August 17. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KLINGOVSKY, Virginia M., “Bubbles” (Bost), 86, of Fallowfield Township, died July 20. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. KUMA, Paul D., 76, of Donora, died August 3. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. LINN, Rev. James E. Jr., 53, of Monongahela, died July 21. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LONGETTE, James H., 73, of New Eagle, died July 31. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. LUPINSKY, Jack, 80, of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Fallowfield Township, died August 13. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.

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LYNCH, Charlotte Lee, 74, of Charleroi, died August 5. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MITCHELL, Donna Gertrude, 82, of New Eagle, formerly of Bethel Park, died July 14. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. MOHNEY, Margaret J., 75, of Eighty-four, died August 18. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. MOUNTAIN, Sarah I. “Sally”, 90, of New Eagle, died August 10. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PASCARELLA, Florence (Revetta), 85, of Monongahela, died July 8. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PESTINO, Lawrence J., 95, of Monongahela, died August 1. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. RISHERT, Jack Emery, 68, of Monessen, died July 24. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. ROMITO, Anthony, 96, of Charleroi, died August 11. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. RUSCITTI, Fannie, 99, of Donora, died July 28. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. SALCICCIOLI, Josephine “Peppers”, 83, of Carroll Township, died July 18. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. SANTINI, Drusilla, 72, of Roscoe, died July 15. Arrangements under the direction of Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SEIGHMAN, Clyde R., 54, of Twilight

Borough, died July 19. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. TERRANT, Sherry Lynn, 51, of Belle Vernon, died July 27. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VEGSO, John David, 66, of Fallowfield Township, died August 11. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. VIGNOLI, Samuel Vincent, 87, of New Eagle, died July 4. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. VINCENTICH, Daniel, 85, of Roscoe, died July 23. Arrangements under the direction of Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. WELCH, Carol J. (Pager), 54, of New Eagle, died July 25. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WEYGANDT, Earl F., 67, of Fallowfield Township, died August 7. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. WIECLAW, Ina Norma, 81, of Monongahela, died July 15. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. WILLIAMS, Ruth Ann, 56, of Eighty-four, died July 7. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. WINDELL, Ann, 89, of Donora, died July 8. Arrangements under the direction of Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. of Donora. YOUNG, Jenny Louise, 82, of Monongahela, died July 30. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela.


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----------- ITEMS WANTED -------Outdoor plastic lighted Christmas & Halloween yard decorations (blow molds) & vintage Christmas decorations. 412-3848759 ____________________________________________ Couple looking to retire in Finleyville, or surrounding area. In search of small house or lot to put a modular home on. Looking for something private. Please contact us if you are looking to sell. Dave or Susan 412-655-7853 ____________________________________________ WANTED: Land/Lot in the Finleyville/Union/New eagle area for building a house. Prefer utilities present or close by. Please call or text 412-552-8409. ____________________________________________ Wanted. Person/s interested in buying collectables and/or antiques. Call John at 724-483-1271. ____________________________________________

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Wanted - older cap guns and holsters. I’m retired and looking for a hobby. I collect Western cap guns & spurs, any Roy Rogers, Gene Autry or any other brand, anything old western.Will pay cash. I would appreciate a call at 724-348-8482 or 724713-0289 ask for Jeff Sr ____________________________________________ Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at 724-483-8600. ____________________________________________ All old jukebox by Wurlitzer, Seeburg, AMI, or Rockola. Pre1962 vintage only. Non-working is OK. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@ YAHOO.COM. A Local collector from Monongahela. ____________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724348-7467. WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps or anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. All tubes for radio/tv, radio tube tester and similar test equipment, and also collecting tube amplifiers by Fisher, McIntosh, Marantz, Harman Kardon, Fender, others. Call 724914-1693 or email RPESQ@YAHOO.COM. Local collector from Monongahela. ____________________________________________ Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. ____________________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older. Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. ____________________________________________


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Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412498-1622. CASH FOR YOUR OLD SPORTS CARDS! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412760-2291 CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800-371-1136 ____________________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ____________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------Bundle & Save on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/mo. CALL NOW! 800-291-4159 ____________________________________________ **OLD GUITARS WANTED! ** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker. Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920’s thru 1980’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 ____________________________________________ CASH PAID- UP TO $28/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. BEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4Diabetic Supplies.com ____________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 ____________________________________________ Alone? Emergencies Happen! Get Help with one button push! $29.95/month Free equipment, Free set-up. Protection for you or____________________________________________ a loved one. Call LifeWatch USA 1-800-375-1464 CASH PAID- UP TO $28/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. BEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4Diabetic Supplies.com ____________________________________________ Meet singles now! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877-737-9447 ____________________________________________ ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – Start with Rotary and good things happen. Rotary, humanity in motion. Find information or locate your local club at www.rotary.org. Brought to you by your free community paper and PaperChain. ____________________________________________

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Take VIAGRA/CIALIS Only $99.00! 100mg and 20mg. 40 pills+ 4 Free. #1 Male Enhancement! Discreet Shipping. Call Now 1-800-213-6202 ____________________________________________ Lower Your Cable Bill!!! Complete Digital Satellite TV System FREE Install!!!! FREE HD/DVR UPGRADES As low As $19.99/mo Call NOW! 800-925-7945 ____________________________________________ WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classic runners.com ____________________________________________ DIRECTV, Internet, & Phone From $69.99/mo + Free 3 Months: HBO® Starz® SHOWTIME® CINEMAX®+ FREE GENIE 4 Room Upgrade + NFL SUNDAY TICKET! Limited offer. Call Now 888-248-5961 ____________________________________________ LOWER THAT CABLE BILL!! Get Satellite TV today! FREE System, installation and HD/DVR upgrade. Programming starting at____________________________________________ $19.99. Call NOW 800-725-1865 Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9905 ____________________________________________ Dish TV Retailer-SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months.) FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1800-309-1452 ____________________________________________ $18/Month Auto Insurance - Instant Quote - Any Credit Type Accepted - Get the Best Rates In Your Area. Call (800) 317-3873 Now ____________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784 CASH for Your Old Sports Cards! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412760-2291

------------- NOTICES ---------The Frazier High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th reunion on Saturday, September 14, 2013. We are having trouble locating several classmates. If you not received your invitation, please contact Randy Stevenson for information at 724-930-7096 or email golfrats@verizon.net. ______________________________________________

LOCAL BUSINESSES, MERCHANTS AND SERVICES ASPHALT MAINTENANCE NEW COAT SEALING SERVICES – Driveways/Parking Lots/Line Striping. PA066032*WBE130630 Free Estimates. 412-295-2942 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

CATERING ITALIAN SPECIALTY & GOURMET CATERING, LLC Catering for All Events. Parties from 10 to 5000 People. Weddings * Graduations * Communions * Reunions. 412-341-4626. www.iscatering.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-7602291. ______________________________________________

------------- PETS ---------Free to good home Herbal Kittens, 8 weeks old, 3 boys, 3 girls. Call 724-929-4189 or 724-929-2486. ______________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-9415737. ______________________________________________ Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. 724- 3488028. ______________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------FOR SALE – INVESTMENT PROPERTY; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534 Mobile home for sale or rent. Located in Mobile Home Park at 135 Union St, New Eagle. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, propane heat, on 88 Transit Bus line, in Ringgold School District, maximum 2 inside gentle pets accepted. Rent to own considered w/1st + last month's rent down. Call 724-350-5983 ______________________________________________ 214-A Third St, Calu Apts - newly remodeled 4 bedroom unit fully furnished with washer/dryer and complete kitchen and living area. Each bedroom is 1,500 sq. ft. Two free parking spots included in rent. $2,850 per semester plus utilities.724-941-8722 ______________________________________________ Wanted to purchase: 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, brick ranch home, with a garage, in the Finleyville area. A large yard is preferable. Call 412-956-4936. ____________________________________________ Couple looking to retire in Finleyville, or surrounding area. In search of small house or lot to put a modular home on. Looking for something private. Please contact us if you are looking to sell. Dave or Susan 412-655-7853 ______________________________________________

For Sale - 2 lots 5.96 acres and 9.59 acres South Huntington, Yock Schools, city water, tested for sand mound, in ground electric, great views, near Smithton. Bob Sales Agent 724-468-0000 Rent To Own Home 3 Beds 2 Baths $70k 300 Per Month Go to www.renttoownzone.net ____________________________________________ 20 Acres Free! Buy 40-get 60 acres. $0- Down, $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com ____________________________________________ $18/Month Auto Insurance - Instant Quote - Any Credit Type Accepted - Get the Best Rates In Your Area. Call (877) 958-6972 Now ____________________________________________

------------- SERVICES ---------Ron’s Painting – interior/exterior – over 30 years exp., free estimates – neat & reliable. 724-348-5731. Dog Training: AKC Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, obedience, puppies, manners, more! Karyn727@comcast.net or 412855-4678. ____________________________________________ Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. ____________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. FAMILY MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD – also transfer VHS, VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page:

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Need a Primary Care Physician? Come meet Laurie S. Molinda, M.D., and her staff on Thursday, Sept. 19

Dr. Molinda with Jaime Hudachek, medical assistant; Kim Black, medical assistant; and Carla Sanpietro, office manager

from 2-6 p.m. Welcome Finleyville’s newest physician, meet her staff, tour the office, enjoy refreshments

Martik Plaza 6108 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 204

and free screenings.

Finleyville, PA 15332

Ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.

724-782-0723 Most insurances accepted.

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