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FREE! MARCH 2018 Vol. 14, Issue 11

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Gill Hall VFC Celebrates 70 Years In February 1948, five members went to Pittsburgh to sign the founding charter of the Gill Hall Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association. Those members have now passed, but their families still remain in the Jefferson Hills area. Continuing a proud tradition, GHVFC intends to provide fire and rescue protection to residents in Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities for another 70 years. Gill Hall VFC has been at the same location since 1948, with several additions through the years. The social hall was added in 1975 and, in 2001, a remodel was required to house the ariel truck. The fully renovated banquet hall can accommodate 300 guests with a full bar, kitchen and walk-in cooler. Be part of tradition, be part of the community, and be a volunteer firefighter. New members are welcome. For new member info or hall rental, Gill Hall VFC can be found on Facebook. Contact them at or 412-655-2929.

WATCHING THE BALL GAME IN STYLE! WCCF and Washington Wild Things Partner to Provide Stadium Suite to Charitable Organizations Page 11

West Newton Native Receives Crest Serving with the Blue Angels

Save the Date!

Soup Cook-off at the Pleasant Hills American Legion Scheduled for April 14th A soup cook-off is planned at the Pleasant Hills American Legion, located at 650 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, for Saturday, April 14, 2018. There will be unlimited soup tasting, bread, cornbread and salad. The cost is $5. The soup tasting starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Come out, enjoy the soups, and vote for your favorite!

Cmdr. Eric Doyle (left), Flight Leader for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, presents Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class (AW) Jeff Cmar, from West Newton with their crest during a Blue Angels cresting ceremony at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California. Cmar earned his Blue Angels crest after several weeks of training in squadron history, procedures, teamwork and traditions.

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“ALMOST MAINE” PRODUCTION – Cal U’s Dept of Music and Theatre presents “Almost Maine” in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steel Hall. Showtimes: 7 p.m. March 1-2 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $12. For more info or to order ticket by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-9385943.

MARCH 1 BETHEL ART GUILD PROGRAM – 12:30 p.m. Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park. All artists, want-tobe artists, and even those just interested in learning about different types of art are welcome to our meetings. Meetings include a light lunch, move to our business meeting and then the main attraction, our speaker, Luz Adriana Seidensticker, will present. As a textile artist, she will be providing a lecture on quilted fabric art tapestries.


FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

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SPRING ART EXHIBIT – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh. The area art leagues would like to extend an invitation to the annual spring juried art exhibit. There will be a reception Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.m.

highlight 11 different VBS programs. Discounts on curriculum available through the showcase. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

or any member of the West Newton Community Singers. Price includes large stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, drink, and dessert.

SPRING CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saint Elizabeth Elementary School in the gym. There will be over 50 tables with an assortment of crafts and products as well as a 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. Refreshments will be available.

GARDENING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 10 – 11:30 a. m. Gardening class at the Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Rd., Monongahela. Soil preparation, imagining and designing your garden, starting seeds indoor and pruning are some of the topics that will be discussed at this first of six sessions. $35 for all six sessions or $7 per session. Discount for YMCA members. Contact Jodi Lignelli to register at 724483-8077.

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

CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Center on the Hill Senior Center, 100 Summit Rd., Belle Vernon. Free admission. Chinese auction, baked goods & lunch available. Registration for tables. $20 per table. Contact Pat at 724-9296366.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SHOWCASE – 9 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Cokesbury presenter will

PORK CHOP DINNER - 4-7 p.m. Gary’s Chuck Wagon, S. Second Street, West Newton. Cost is $12 and takeout is available. You can purchase tickets from Gary’s


MARCH 3 & 4 HOMEMADE CAKE DONUT SALE - St. Damien of Molokai Parish will have their homemade cake donuts for sale at Madonna Catholic Regional School, Monongahela. March 3 - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 - 8:30 a.m. to noon. $8 per dozen.

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MARCH 4 VERA BRADLEY BINGO – Bingo starts at 2 p.m. doors open at 12:30 p.m. Hopwood AmVets, 123 Buttermilk Lane, Hopwood PA. Benefits Fayette Friends of Animals. $20 donation. Must have ticket for admission. For more info, contact Marcia at 724438-5093.

MARCH 5 ITALIAN BENEFIT DINNER FOR MONONGAHELA LIBRARY - New Eagle Social Center, 156 Chess St., New Eagle. Three Entree choices: spaghetti w/ meatballs, meatball hoagie, or sausage & peppers. All dinners include entree, salad, dessert and a drink. Spaghetti dinner also includes bread & butter. $9 for adults, $5 for 10 and under, kids 3 & under eat free (eat-in only). ToGo orders can be ordered onsite or can be ordered ahead of time by calling 724-263-4101.

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WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. “Early Bird” games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Note Cancellations due to weather televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11).

MARCH 7 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. The guest speaker for the upcoming meeting will be Robert Messner, Director of the Braddock Battlefield History Center. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills as well as the surrounding communities. For further info, call 412384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month.

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MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCH – 11:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

MARCH 8 PUPPYUP WALK MONESSEN PLANNING MEETING - 7 p.m. at the Italian Club, 112 7th Street, Monessen. The meeting is open to all interested people. For additional info, contact Randy at 724493-8305. DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5-7 p.m. Community of Christ, Bethel Park. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too. We will be serving spaghetti, bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and desserts. We accept donations of $1 per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No takeout. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-8336357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December. We are now accepting used eyeglasses and cases to help those in need. SENIOR CITIZEN FREE LUNCH – 11 a.m. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Fellowship hall. A warm and healthy lunch will be served. Come enjoy great fellowship to make your day! 561 Mingo Church Rd., Finleyville.

MARCH 8-10 BOOK SALE – Castle Shannon Library. Friends of the Library spring used book sale. Thursday, March 8, 2-8 p.m. Friday, March 9, 1:30- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ($6 Bag Day). Come out to support the Library and the Friends!

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING “THE JESUS FILM” - 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. “The Jesus Film” tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament. No charge, light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more info. SPAGHETTI LUNCH/DINNER – 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Western Area Career Technology Center located at 688 Western Avenue in Canonsburg. Take begins at 3 p.m. $10 ticket includes marinara or meat sauce, salad, roll, cookies, lemonade/water. Also Chinese auction, prizes, and bake sale. Proceeds benefit Low Cost Spay/Neuter Washington County, partnered with WACTC Culinary Arts department. Fix ‘ur Cat clinics potentially lessened the number of animals to be surrendered to shelters or abandoned by over 25,000! To purchase tickets, contact Charlotte Adams, 321 Franklin Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. For more information about the program or applications please visit our website:

coleslaw, tossed salad, rolls, coffee, tea or water. Desserts and mixers. Cost: $25 person. Music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and some top 40s. DJ Randy and Frankie Day from 770 KFB AM will spin the sounds. Reservations only. Call 724-972-3779 or email to order tickets. Benefits West Newton Lions Club.

BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family social hall, 2nd St., West Newton at 12:30 p.m. with the start of early birds. This is an all paper bingo and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai and a delicious luncheon.

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. 412-6533222. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Dinner includes: spaghetti (with marinara or meat sauce), salad, bread, beverage & dessert. Eat in or take out. Tickets at the door only. Quarts of sauce may be purchased at $10 each will be available for preorder ONLY. Contact Patti Felix at 412 708-4311 for quarts. Pre-orders no later than Sunday, March 3.

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM - 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The program “Trees of Pennsylvania” will be presented by Dianne Machesney, master gardener, and will start at 12:30 p.m. Nonmembers are welcome. The Garden Club is welcoming new members. For more info about the PHGC, visit

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER –36:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $10 each – Children under 10: $6 each.



LINE DANCING - $8 per person. Instruction at 7 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St, White Oak.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI - LADIES OF CHARITY BINGO – 1 p.m. First card $5, $1 for each extra card. Raffle and refreshments will be available.

SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional info concerning the trail may be obtained at Questions may be directed to


EASTER CANTATA: COME TO THE CROSS – 7 p.m. Presented by the Bentworth Ministerium Choir (under the direction of Ms. Annette Buffer) at 7 p.m. at the Christ Church Anglican 319 Church Street, Brownsville.

ELECTION DAY - SOUTH PARK DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE - Be sure to vote on March 13, 2018 so your voice is heard. Need an absentee ballot or info on candidates and meeting dates? Visit

PRE-ST. PAT’S DINNER DANCE – 6-11 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 113 S. 5th St., West Newton Gym. Free dance lesson. Dinner: BBQ beef, homemade cabbage rolls, baked ham, scalloped potatoes,


CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public (weather permitting). The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

MARCH 14 MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCH – 11:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

MARCH 15 THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Speaker Daniel Simmons from Mon Valley Hospital will speak about the convenience of health care from the hospital. Lunch is $8 payable at the door. RSVP by calling the church office at 412-655-2000. MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Meets every third Thursday, 7 p.m. Mon Valley Ambulance Service on Donner Avenue in Monessen. Everyone is welcome. If you would like more info, call Bill 412-266-1968.

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BILL ALI BAND - 8 – 12 p.m. Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Tickets: $7 sold in advance, $10 at the door.


SOUTH PARK LIONS CLUB BINGO Library Fire Hall, Library Rd., Rt. 88. Doors open 5 p.m. Early birds 7:15 p.m. $20 per ticket. Extras available, food and refreshments. PORK CHOP & STUFFING DINNER – 3:30 -6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church Street, Elizabeth. Mashed potatoes, salad, dessert, and drink. Adults: $9, children under 12: $4. For more info, call 412-384-8868. ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY - Doors open at 6 p.m. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. FINLEYVILLE PUB CRAWL - 7 p.m. -2 p.m. Buy a t-shirt. Participant locations: Hackett Club, Hunting Lodge II, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Roy’s By The Tracks, DaBuzi’s, Girl Friday. Proceeds benefit Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department. KIDS FEST – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Washington Crown Center. Washington County’s biggest family-friendly event. Free, funfilled day of activities for the whole family. The day features live stage entertainment, inflatable fun zones, sports and fitness areas, health and wellness zones, and sports demos. Check out the Kids Fest Marketplace, where regional vendors have products and services for the whole family, as well as many local resources and organizations aimed at enriching families’ lives. Plus, we have great arts and crafts, food, and fun for all ages!


BASKET BASH - Turkeytown Fire Hall, Mt. Pleasant Rd., West Newton. West Newton Library fundraiser. $10 ticket (purchased in advance) includes lunch and 25 tickets to be placed in bags under the basket you would like to win. Also Chinese raffle and scratch offs. $12 tickets sold at the door. Tickets in advance sold at the library and Gary’s Restaurant, S. Second St., West Newton. 13TH EGG EGGSTRAVAGANZA - 12-5 p.m. at St. John Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown. Egg artists display, demonstrate, and sell decorated eggs, Easter items ( embroidered basket covers, lamb butter


molds, decorated candles) and crafts for purchase, children’s Easter theme activities, explanation of traditional Easter foods for basket blessing, Lenten lunch menu, baked goods (including long rolls and more) workshop on making pysanky, raffles and basket raffles, door prizes. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. For info, call 724438-6027 and leave a message.


SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB - 7 p.m. Community Room. Speaker is Bonnie Reinhardt on the topic of Ukrainian Easter egg decorating. She will also be demonstrating the art! We welcome any women interested in joining us for this meeting. THE LITE TOUCH BAND - Ballroom dancing. $10 per person. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.


SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 7 p.m. Library Fire Hall. Presentation ‘Digging in a Frontier Fort in Washington County’ with guest speakers Bryan Cunning and Clay Kilgore.

MARCH 21 MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCH – 11:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

MARCH 22 MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY WWII PRESENTATION - 7 p.m. Parlor room of the 1st Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. The brief members-only business meeting at 6:30 p.m. will precede the historical presentation: WWII Fashion: The 1940s to The New Look.

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ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE - Pleasant Hills Friends of the Library, 410 East Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. Thursday: Preview Night 6 - 8 p.m. Cost is $6 to get in and it includes light refreshments. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Box day - fill a box for $6.

MARCH 23 LINE DANCING - $8 per person. Instruction at 7 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. 7 ——————————————————————————————————————————

MARCH 24 18TH ANNUAL STEEL VALLEY ROTARY DANCE - St John’s Hall in Munhall, featuring the nostalgic sounds of Chuck Corby and the Quiet Storm. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a cash bar. Buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. Gift basket table, 50/50 drawing. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more info, Contact Jack Seckel at 412 464-1772(H) or 412721-9978. UBETZ BAND - Doors open at 7 p.m. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. EASTER CANTATA: COME TO THE CROSS – 7 p.m. Presented by the Bentworth Ministerium Choir (under the direction of Ms. Annette Buffer) at 7 p.m. at Christian Assembly of God Church 100 Meadow Street, Bentleyville. FUNNY FUNDRAISER – Doors open 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. New Eagle Social Hall, 156 Chess Street, New Eagle. Comedians Tom Musial, David Kaye, Ray Zawodni. Tickets: $20/advance, $25 at door. Half the take, Chinese auction. Tickets online: or contact Gabriel Paulick at 724-263-9762. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Monongahela. Benefits

Ringgold Scholarship Fund and other community projects. APPRAISAL FAIR – 12-3 p.m. Lois Guinn Framing, 3339 Washington Road, McMurray. Have antiques appraised by Pittsburgh appraiser Kurt Shaw. Mr. Shaw is a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers and the American Alliance of Museums. The fee is $10 per item, $15 for two. For more info, contact Carrie Hutsko at 724-941-5001 or email at “THE ROAD TO RESURRECTION” PRESENTATION - The Mon-Yough Trinity Charge will present “The Road to Resurrection” at the First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. This is a family event by which you travel the path Jesus journeyed on Holy Week. Come, taste a Passover meal, visit Barabbas in his jail cell, hear a Roman soldier’s remorse and join in other powerful experiences. Tours depart every 15 minutes beginning at 2 p.m. and running to 5 p.m. It’s an experience you won’t forget!

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MARCH 24 OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. Home Economics Building in South Park. Held by The Friends of South Park for projects that will benefit the beautification of South Park. Dance will be BYOB (even beer) and will include music from WEDO Radio station- Candy and Mike, mixers, snacks, desserts, many basket door prizes and a full catered dinner! Tickets: $25/person. Purchase from Sharon Adams at 412-8972403 or or Facebook: Friends Of South ParkAllegheny County Parks using PayPal. FLEA MARKET - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, V.F.W. Post 1409, Monongahela, PA. (Black Diamond). Reserve tables $5 each. Call 724-258-3013.


Tickets are available (during the day) CJ’s Furniture, 142 West Main St., Monongahela; (during the evening) The Bar, 131 W. Main St., Monongahela or at the door, day of the event. Must be 21 or older. Part of the “Keep the Museum Open” Campaign. For more info, visit and Facebook or call 724-258-2377. JIM SYKES ORGAN CONCERT – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info. EGG-STRAVAGANZA -5-7 p.m. Calvary Bible Church, 990 4th St. Ext., North Charleroi. For children in preschool through 6th grade. The afternoon will feature candy and prize filled Easter eggs, games and prizes, face painting, a bounce house, crafts, Easter Story time and refreshments. The Easter Bunny will be there to greet the children and photo opportunities will be available. All activities are free. The event will be held rain or shine. For more info, call 724-483-6108.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sons of the American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg. Breakfast will be in the Upstairs Hall at American Legion Post 380, located at 51 Duquesne Ave., Dravosburg. Breakfast includes all-youcan-eat pancakes, 3 sausages, milk, orange juice, coffee and tea. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 years of age and younger. Takeouts are available. Come get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. We will also be having a baked goods and pastry sale.

JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING – 7-9 p.m. Jefferson Hills Borough building in the large meeting room next to the library. For more info contact us at

DRAG QUEEN BINGO - Rippel’s on the Creek Event Facility, 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 2 p.m.

WALLY MERRIMAN BAND - Ballroom dancing. $10 per person. 8 p.m. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak.



CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon, The First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon will be open to the public (weather permitting). The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call 724929-4696 to make arrangements.

MARCH 28 WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. Community Room of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center. Members and the general public invited. Mary Jo Sonntag— Pittsburgh author and storyteller—will relate tales about her adventurous ancestors who traveled to the Southwest during the western expansion of the United States. Ms. Sonntag and her mother pieced together the story of her pioneer ancestors after discovering a chest of her family’s correspondence that had been written between 1842 - 1962. The discovery of these letters resulted in Sonntag’s awardwinning book, Write, If You Live to Get There, which will be available for purchase after the presentation. MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCH – 11:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

MARCH 29 & 30 “LEAD ME TO THE CROSS” PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. A dramatic Easter presentation, “Lead Me to The Cross- The Road to Easter.” Journey by Grace Church, Belle Vernon, PA (across from Brunswick Bowling on Rt. 51).

MARCH 31 EASTER EGG HUNT – 11 a.m. NBV Community Bank Park. The NBV Recreation Commission in coordination with the BV Lions Club will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year Bikers Helping Others will be donating a bike as the top prize in each age bracket. Of course there will be lots of eggs to search for with candy inside and special prize eggs as well! Peter Rabbit will also be making a visit. AGE GROUPS: 2-4. 5-7. 8-10. Free. All are welcome. STEELTOWN BAND - $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. The White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol St., White Oak. 5K/15K RACE - Location: 1902 Donner Street, Boston, PA (under Boston Bridge). More race info and registration info can be found at Proceeds benefit Pet Adoption League (PAL) in Yukon, PA. PAL is a no-kill nonprofit animal shelter founded to aid unwanted, neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs and cats in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. The shelter operates on a very limited budget, so donations are greatly accepted and volunteers are welcome.

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Fish Fries AMERICAN LEGION POST 712 650 Old Clairton Rd., Pleasant Hills, will hold fish fries every Friday throughout Lent including Good Friday from 12 – 8 p.m. Menu: Fish sandwich and slaw $8.95, jumbo shrimp and slaw - $10.95, grilled cheese sandwich- $4, clam chowder soup - $4. Sides: coleslaw - $2, mac & cheese - $3, fries - $3, haluski - $3, stewed tomatoes - $2, (4) pierogies - $3. Condiments are an additional cost. For takeout, phone number: 412-653-1555. Visit for more information. AMERICAN LEGION POST 760 2409 Bethel Church Road, will be holding a fish fry starting Ash Wednesday, February 14 from 3-8 p.m. and every Friday during Lent from 4-8 p.m., including Good Friday from 2-7 p.m. The menu includes: Baked or fried fish, shrimp, pierogies, mac ‘n’ cheese, home-


made coleslaw and haluski, homemade potato chips and fresh-cut French fries. Dine in or take out: 412-835-9690. ELIZABETH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Lenten fish fries will be held on the following Fridays: February 16 and 23; March 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Menu: fish dinners (fried or baked); shrimp; crab cake; and shrimp/crab cake combo dinners. All dinners include a side dish, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, cake and beverage. Cost of dinners are $11 or $9 for a small dinner. A la carte items: fish sandwich ($8); fish or shrimp on a dish ($7), crab cake (add 1 to any dinner for $4), clam chowder ($3), and mac & cheese, haluski, French fries, or coleslaw ($2 each), cake ($1). Dine in or take out: 412-384-7050. GREENOCK VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY - Each Friday during Lent a fish fry will be held, including Good Friday from 4 -7 p.m. Adult: $12/ Child: $6.50/ Sandwich only: $7.50. Items can be ordered a la carte. Dinner: fish sandwich (fried or baked), fish on a dish, shrimp poor boy sandwich, breaded shrimp. All dinners include your choice of coleslaw or applesauce, dessert, and one side. Drinks are included for dining-in patrons only. Sides include: French fries, pierogies, haluski, mac & cheese, coleslaw, and applesauce. Serving Wholey’s fish and Mancini’s bread products. 9 ——————————————————————————————————————————

ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI FISH FRY - Ash Wednesday, February 14 and every Friday through March 23, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. St. Damien is located behind Dierkens Pharmacy in Monongahela. Call the Rectory at 724258-7742 with questions. For takeout, call 724-310-2027. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH - 6th & Lookout, Charleroi, will hold a fish fry (eat in or take out) on Fridays in March from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Good Friday is excluded). Menu includes fried fish or crab cake dinner with coleslaw and side order of haluski or French fries or hush puppies, dessert and coffee or tea; pub-style 1/2-pound fish sandwich; crab cake sandwich; pierogies; child’s fish stick dinner. Separate orders of haluski, fries, hush puppies, soda and bottled water are also available. Delivery is available within Charleroi by calling 724-483-4072. Evening Lenten services will follow at 7 p.m. ST. THOMAS A’ BECKET PARISH - Each Friday of the Lenten season beginning February 16 and ending on Good Friday, 3:30 – 7 p.m. at 139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. Takeout orders are available by calling 412-6559966 – please call 20 minutes in advance. The menu includes: baked or fried cod dinners ($10); fried shrimp dinner ($10); combo dinner platter (fried fish AND fried shrimp) ($11); tuna melts; and baked or fried fish sandwich. (All of our

fish is cod and it’s hand-breaded.) There will be soup, fries, pizza, homemade mac ‘n’ cheese and haluski. Dinners include: 2 sides and beverage. Special additions: on March 2 & March 23 we have homemade crab cakes; on March 30 (Good Friday) we have pierogies (pirohy). A limited lunch menu, with select items available for takeout only, will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. TRUE VINE ANGLICAN CHURCH - 700 E. Main St., Monongahela. Ash Wednesday and Every Friday through Good Friday. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. 724-292-8561. Fish sandwiches/dinners - fried or baked, shrimp, haluski, and more. WHITE OAK AMERICAN LEGION - 2813 Capitol St., White Oak will host a fish fry every Friday during Lent. Open to the public. 3 – 9 p.m. All proceeds donated to homeless veterans. YUKON CROATIAN CLUB - Fish sandwiches and pasta bowls will be available at the Yukon Croatian Club, 129 Union St. (corner of Union and CFU streets), on Fridays during Lent. The kitchen will be open from 4 - 8 p.m. beginning Friday, February 16. The pasta bowls will vary from week to week. Both entrees are $5 each. The club number is 724-722-4100.

Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation Makes Donation to BVA School District

WWII Teas Hosted by Elizabeth Twp. and McKeesport Highlight Three Decades of Vintage Fashions

The Edward V. Monaghan Charitable Youth Foundation recently donated to the Families in Transition Initiative for the Belle Vernon Area School District, where educational and recreational opportunities will be provided for children in need. The Monaghan family is shown presenting the check to BVA personnel. Pictured are (l to r): John Grice, interim middle school principal and homeless liaison; Georgette McGavitt, BVA accounting and homeless liaison; Virginia Monaghan, wife and board member; Melanie Monaghan Bradburn, daughter and board member; and granddaughters Quinn and Brecklynn Bradburn, students in the BVA School District.

Elizabeth Township Historical Society, along with McKeesport Regional Historical and Heritage Center, will present two World War II Fashion Teas to complement the special traveling exhibit titled "We Can Do It" at the heritage center. An overview with vintage clothing will highlight the fashion trends from the decade before the war, style changes forced by limited materials during the war, and the return of flowing skirts and gowns of the 'new look’ after the war. Reservations for the teas at the heritage center, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10 or 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, may be made by calling 412-678-1832. Tickets are $15. The traveling exhibit created by the Senator John Heinz History Center will be at the heritage center through March 20. The exhibit explores western Pennsylvania’s incredible impact on the home, industrial, and battle fronts during World War II. Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the development of the jeep, a uniquely American invention produced by the American Bantam Car Company in Butler, PA, and hear the stories behind Rosie the Riveter and the local Tuskegee Airmen, whose contributions helped to turn the tide of the war. 10 —————————————————————————————————————————


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Why Do Peters Creek Sanitary Authority's (PCSA) Customers Have to Foot the Bill Again?

Candidate Appeals to 18th District Voters Regarding Gun Control Dear Editor, My name is George Karpacs, PA-18th district Congressional candidate. The recent school shooting in Florida as well as a desire to reach the electorate of the District, prior to the March 13th Special election, has motivated me to write this letter. From Columbine to Sandy Hook to the present state of affairs regarding our nation’s antiquated gun control laws, something has got to change. We, as a democratic Republic, can’t allow this carnage and human suffering to continue. In the wake of the most recent shooting, the president and Congress must take up the gun control issue immediately. “No excuse, sir!” Passing universal background checks legislation or an executive order directing background checks is not enough. I am proposing an all-out assault weapons ban. You heard me correctly, NRA. If elected on March 13th, as a first act in Congress, I would propose the introduction of a bill to limit the manufacture, sale, and/or distribution of and prohibition of possessing an assault weapon of any kind for any reason. The bill I am proposing will also compel state and local police departments, along with the ATF and the FBI to be directed to locate, collect, and confiscate these weapons of mass hysteria, suffering, and destruction. Law-abiding hunting rifle, shotgun and handgun owners will be allowed to keep their firearms. Regardless of party or religious faith, all life is esteemed precious. The founders didn’t anticipate assault weapons in the 2nd Amendment when they were framing the Constitution of our Republic. Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority leader Mitch McConnell act now! Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are bought by the NRA gun lobby. Is this the reason why they probably won’t act? Hmm. Respectfully, George Karpacs The Peoples Candidate for Congress-PA-18th

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Dear Editor, Peters Creek Sanitary Authority (PCSA) finds itself in the same position when PCSA's constituent municipalities were forced to sign the Clairton Municipal Authority (CMA) Regional Act 537 Plan back in September/ October 2014. Phase I of the 2014 CMA Regional Act 537 Plan is currently still under construction four years later. Since four years have passed and Phase I is still under construction, PCSA wanted an update on the budget status as it relates to the $40 million debt incurred by CMA in 2012, which PCSA customers are currently paying on. CMA provided an update as requested, including cost projections to the Peters Creek Interceptor communities of Jefferson Hills Borough, South Park Township, and PCSA on September 21, 2017. Needless to say, PCSA and the communities were shocked when they were advised that an additional $15.2 million is projected to be needed for completion of Phase 2 of the CMA Wastewater Treatment Plant. Once informed of this information, PCSA decided, with the support of its constituent municipalities, to fight this cost increase with no accountability of time or money from CMA and refuses to impose this cost increase on PCSA rate payers again. PCSA has insisted that CMA provide documents for justification to the cost overruns, provide audit information as outlined in the Waste Water Treatment Agreement, and provide details regarding Phase II. During this period, CMA issued a tap ban letter dated December 1, 2017, citing, "Due to the fact that CMA now has a shortfall of funds and the inability to move forward with Phase II and constant dry weather bypasses are occurring, any future sanitary only flow will further contribute to these dry weather overflows. So in accordance with Chapter 94 Section 94.21, the CMA is imposing a tap ban as of the date of this letter. The CMA will not be approving any additional taps into our system or systems tributary to the WWTP until the funding for the remainder of the project is in place". PCSA is contesting the tap ban and PCSA, Jefferson Hills Borough, and South Park Township filed a Declaratory Judgment Complaint and a Local Agency Appeal in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. CMA has been served with a Motion for Preliminary Injunction asking the Court to lift the tap ban. The court date is scheduled. PCSA and its constituent municipalities are being pressured into signing CMA's Amended Regional Act 537 Plan because area developers and contractors want to purchase taps and develop property. However, PCSA must take a stand not to pass this cost on again to its customers without the accountability from CMA. CMA has informed PCSA that if the Amended Regional Act 537 Plan for Phase II is signed and PCSA's customers pay the additional cost overruns, then the tap ban will be lifted and 2018 taps will be approved by PA DEP. Lastly, PCSA has banned together with Finleyville Borough, Nottingham Township, Peters Township, and Union Township as well as with Jefferson Hills Borough and South Park Township to hold CMA accountable for the cost overruns and mismanagement of this project and to prevent the costs from being passed on to PCSA customers once again. Sincerely, Tanya Gosliak, Concerned PCSA Customer

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CCAC to Launch ‘One College, One Community Reads!’ Literary Initiative on March 6th The Community College of Allegheny County will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the kickoff of this literary initiative, which is designed to promote reading and open dialogue within the college and the wider community. Speaking at the event will be Anita L. Allen, JD, Ph.D., vice provost for faculty, and Henry R. Silverman, professor of law and professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, who will present “My Body, Our Anita L. Allen Boundaries and the Future of Health Research: Learning from Henrietta Lacks.” Allen will share insights on themes in Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the focus of the free month-long series of One College, One Community Reads! events at CCAC. Book readings and discussions will take place on all CCAC campuses, as well as at area libraries, high schools and other locations, throughout the month. The launch event will also include a dance performance and dramatic presentation by CCAC South Campus Humanities students and will be followed by a reception.The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Evans, at 412-469-6293 or at

Washington Area Humane Society Launches ‘Cat Tale’s Reading Program in March A child enters a shelter cat room, cozies up in a cushioned corner with the book of his choice, and begins to read aloud. Before long, some cats cuddle up to him while others linger nearby, ears perked. Washington Area Humane Society is happy to announce their happy cat tails program starting in March. On Sundays, WAHS is closed to the public, but there will be scheduled reading times for children to visit and read to the cats at the shelter. This program will be available to eight children each Sunday. Two children at a time can come up to the cat room and read to the cats. The child will learn proper handling of a cat and the cats will benefit from the social interaction. What are the benefits of the reading to cats program? The cats are learning social skills that will help them get adopted, and the child is learning to care about animals, and the shelter is strengthening its relationships in the community. Please contact Laura Fine at 724-470-9708 or to schedule your child on Sundays from 12-4 p.m. Each slot is one hour with two readers, with eight readers per Sunday. Any child is welcome - children in 1st through 8th grade, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, children struggling to read, and students participating in school projects! 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————

WCCF and Washington Wild Things Partner to Provide Charity Suite

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Washington Wild Things, which will support the work of numerous charitable groups in Washington County. The Washington Wild Things, the only Minor League baseball team in western Pennsylvania, has generously donated to the WCCF use of one of the luxury suites at Wild Things Park for the entire 2018 regular season. In turn, the WCCF will coordinate use of the charity suite by charitable groups. The donation includes 20 tickets per game, for each of the 48 games of the regular season. Complimentary parking passes are also being donated. “We are thrilled to accept this remarkable donation on behalf of the many charities providing valuable services in our community,” said Betsie Trew, President & CEO of the Washington County Community Foundation. “Charities will be able to

utilize the charity suite in a number of ways. It could be a wonderful outing for disadvantaged youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a game. Other charities may choose to use the charity suite for a volunteer or staff appreciation event. And still others may choose to use the charity suite as a fundraising opportunity.” Charitable groups interested in reserving the Wild Things Charity Suite for a game should contact the WCCF at 724-222-6330. Game dates will be reserved on a first come first served basis. “As a community asset in Washington, the Wild Things are very focused on enhancing the quality of life in the area. We know how much good the WCCF has done for the community and we want to do our part to support the Foundation,” remarked Tony Buccilli, Washington Wild Things Director of Team Operations.

NAOMI OUTREACH HOSTS FIRST MEETING OF 2018 ON APRIL 4TH The first meeting of the new year for the Naomi Outreach will be held on April 4 at the Cedarbrook Golf Course meeting room. The meeting will start at noon. We welcome any single woman living alone to join us in an afternoon of friendship. For additional information, please call 724-243-3576. Leave a message, and we will return you call.

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State Representative Bud Cook Hosts Assets, Attractions, and Activities (AAA) Convention

Student representatives from area high schools were provided an opportunity to speak on what they would like to see for the future in their communities.

By Alice Harris State Representative Bud Cook, 49th Legislative District, hosted an AAA (Assets, Attractions, and Activities) Convention from 2- 8 p.m. at the Washington Township Fire Hall on January 26, 2017. Students from area school districts were invited to represent their communities and speak on what they would like to see in the future for their communities. Local businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities were invited to showcase their products and services. Grant opportunities were discussed, also. School districts represented by students were Brownsville Middle School (Tessa Dellarose, Logan Kremposky, and Megan Sawka); Brownsville High School (Jaden Harvey, Declan Johnson, Shandon Marshall, and Lynne Reed (gifted support coordinator); California Middle School (Jordan Kearns, Adam McKita, Conner Vig, and Cathy Schmider (guidance counselor); California High School (Ryan Bilitski, Sarah Byrne, Michael Goroncy, and Nadia Hall (guidance counselor); Charleroi Middle School (Leena Henderson, Colton Palonder, Emilie Pireaux, and Trinity Powell); Charleroi High School (Niausha Axton, Janet Both (guidance counselor), and Ed Zelich (superintendent); Frasier High School (Lauren Bilshi, Noah Harvey, Quinn Whitehead, and Jason Pappas (principal); and Belle Vernon High

State Representative Bud Cook welcomes attendees to the Assets, Attractions, and Activities Convention.

School (Sydney Back, Vienna Bertam, Ben Filak, Joseph Sabolek, Hanna Wagner, and Christin Maatta (advanced social studies teacher). Many proposals and opportunities were put forth for improvements in the Mon Valley. Other speakers included Scott Becker, Executive Director Pennsylvania Trolley Museum; Melissa Wade, Senior Director of Communications, Visit PITTSBURGH; Edward Fosnaught, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Adam Mattis, PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, and State Representative Bud Cook.

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WCCF Announces Partnership with Private Foundation to Benefit Local Students The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF), a publicly-supported foundation, is pleased to announce a partnership with a private foundation to provide scholarships to local students. The Ralph W. Young Family Foundation (Young Foundation) was created as a private foundation in 2002 by Mr. Young to provide scholarships to area students. If it weren’t for the scholarship he received from the Westmoreland Country Club, Mr. Young might not have been able to attend college, as he was awarded a caddy scholarship that covered part of his Ralph W. Young tuition as a business administration student at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Young enjoyed a long and successful career as a certified public accountant, during which he was an active member of the communities in which he lived. In his will, he provided for the establishment of the Ralph W. Young Family Foundation to help other enterprising students as he was helped by that Caddy Scholarship. Since 2008, members of Mr. Young’s family who serve as Trustees of the Young Foundation have been facilitating the scholarship selection process. But those Trustees have since relocated to another community and have asked the WCCF to facilitate the scholarship selection process beginning with the 2018 graduating class. The WCCF is currently accepting applications for the Ralph W. Young Family Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors from Bethlehem-Center, Charleroi Area, and Ringgold High Schools. Students may be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any field of study; however, they must be attending a public post-secondary educational institution within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applicants must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.0 throughout high school and demonstrate financial need and good citizenship. Applications must be submitted electronically using the online Post-Secondary Scholarship Application available on Up to $80,000 in scholarships will be awarded from the fund this spring. Students selected to receive a scholarship as a graduating senior may be eligible for up to three subsequent year scholarships provided they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at a public post-secondary educational facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Additional information about the Ralph W. Young Family Scholarship Fund and Mr. Young’s inspiring story can be found on the WCCF’s website at The WCCF may be reached at 724-222-6330.

Golden Triangle Decorative Painters Plan Project, Basket Luncheon, and Seminar for Upcoming Months The Golden Triangle Decorative Painters will meet on Sunday, March 18 at the Finleyville I.O.O.F. Hall, 3684 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the business meeting will start at noon followed by lunch. Sandra Camarota will be teaching an alcohol ink project. The annual basket luncheon, Birds ‘n Blooms, will be held on April 15 at the Fairview Fire Hall Sunset Room. Tickets are now on sale from members. Sherry Nelson, a national teacher, will be teaching a three-day seminar on May 18, 19 and 20. For more information, call Laura at 724-785-5592.

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One-Day Bus Trip Planned to Lancaster to see ‘Jesus’ Onstage Scheduled for April 25th On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 there will be a one-day bus trip to see “Jesus” at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster. Cost is $152 and includes tip. The bus leaves from St. Edward Church, Herminie, at 6:30 a.m. for a 3 p.m. show and will return after dinner. The trip also includes a stop at Bird-in-the-Hand Market is included, followed by a family-style meal at Plain and Fancy Restaurant. Anyone is welcome. RSVPs require a $25 deposit with your reservation, and final payment is due by March 20, 2018. For information and reservations, contact Dee Holmquist at 724-446-7772.

CCAC Honors Students Experience Transformative Learning and Adventure on Study Tour in India A group of 15 CCAC Honors students embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when they journeyed to India last month for an 11-day international study tour. It was the second time the CCAC Honors program has traveled to India; the first trip took place in January 2016. To prepare for the experience, the students took three honors courses: a political science course comparing the politics and cultures of the U.S. and India, a service learning course focused on service projects for two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India, and an art appreciation course conducted during the trip. During the tour, the students, accompanied by five Honors faculty members, performed community service, attended lectures at universities, met with government officials, visited cultural and historical sites such as the Taj Mahal, and much more. The group also journeyed to the Himalayas to visit Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. As exciting as the sight-seeing was, the highlight for the students was visiting the NGOs for which they had begun working early in the fall semester. In Delhi, they spent an entire day at Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute (SSMI), an NGO devoted to empowering poor women and children to break the cycle of poverty. The students were pleased to share what they had produced for SSMI: a fundraising brochure, an annual report on the community eye program and a check for $1,038. In Dharamsala, the students visited two more NGOs: the Tibetan Children’s Village and the Tibetan Women’s Association. At the Tibetan Children’s Village, they also presented a check for $1,038, the other half of the NGO funds they had raised. While at the campus, the students read stories to the younger children and helped the older students clean up debris around a lake. They also learned about the issues faced by Tibetan refugees. “I get emotional thinking about some of the experiences we had with the children at the Tibetan Children’s Village and the women at Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute,” said CCAC Honors student Carmen Miller. “While the sight-seeing in India was amazing, I found it to be much more rewarding and impactful to interact with and provide service to the people.” To learn more about CCAC’s Honors program, visit 13 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Apple Dumplings Sale Bethesda Church Accepting Advance Orders By Charlotte Hopkins Bethesda United Presbyterian Church is currently accepting advance orders for their annual apple dumplings sale. The apple dumplings cost $3.75 each. They may be ordered baked or unbaked and frozen. To place an order call 412384-9616. If no one is available to take the order, leave a Preparing for the apple dumpling sale are: (front row) message on the answering Pastor Walt Pietschmann and Carol Licht and (back machine with your name, row) Gayle Sujeta, Toni Thalman, and Betty Jane Berich. phone number, quantity, and type of apple dumplings requested. Each person that leaves a message will receive a return phone call confirming the order. Orders can also be dropped off at the Church. If no one is available at the church, leave your order in the white mailbox. All orders must be received by Sunday, March 18. Payments can be made in advance or upon pickup. Checks can be written out to Bethesda Board of Deacons. Pickup is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Bethesda Church, 314 South Third Street in Elizabeth Borough, at the bottom of the Rt. 51 North off-ramp and across from Dollar General. 14 —————————————————————————————————————————


Save the Date! Kiwanis Club of Baldwin Plans 44th Annual ‘Monte Carlo Night’ for April 21st The Kiwanis Club of Baldwin is holding its 44th annual Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6-11 p.m. at Saint Albert the Great Church Hall in Pittsburgh. This event is the club’s main annual fundraiser, which benefits community activities in the Pittsburgh area and the club's general operating fund. Some of the many activities the club has sponsored include the Baldwin Borough’s Community Day, the library summer reading program, and the annual holiday festival as well as the Baldwin High School Key Club. The night will include dinner, horse races, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, Instant BINGO, a Chinese auction, and MORE! Tickets: $15/person includes dinner, soft drinks, and beer. Race horses can also be purchased before the event for $10 each. This event is for ages 21 and older. To purchase tickets, visit: or e-mail Tickets will not be sold at the event! Thank you for helping the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin make a difference in our communities.

Local Pastor and Fiber Artist to be featured at Three Rivers Quilters 2018 Quilt Show The exquisite fiber art created by The Reverend Dr. Ann Schmid, Senior Pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in McMurray, will be featured at the Three Rivers Quilters 2018 Quilt Show. Pastor Schmid has been creating pastoral stoles for 32 years. After she and her husband, The Reverend Steven E. Broome, Associate Pastor of Our Redeemer, were ordained, she soon realized how expensive clerical garments were. That’s when she began to weave their pastoral stoles on a 48” square loom. It wasn’t until 2012 that she tried her hand at designing and creating hand appliqued stoles when an intern at Our Redeemer wanted a stole depicting Noah’s Ark. Pastor Schmid’s artistic endeavors do not end there. The decorations and props she creates for each church season enhance the worship experience, but the beautiful stoles, sewn from mainly brightly colored batik fabrics, are truly inspiring.“ With each stitch I am thinking of the scripture that inspired the piece I am creating,” she said. When her son, Wes, was married, she created three identical stoles for the occasion. She gifted two of the stoles to the pastors who officiated at the wedding, but just had to make one for herself. This is the stole she wears while officiating at weddings at Our Redeemer. These stoles were inspired by the Song of Solomon. Pastor Schmid will be available at the show on Friday April 27 from 1-3 p.m. to meet and greet attendees and discuss her exquisite creations. The Three Rivers 2018 Quilt Show will be held at the Meadows Race Track and Casino again this year on April 26, 27 and 28. There is plenty of free parking in the South Garage and the show will be on the lower level in the Triple Crown Suites. There will be approximately 150 quilts on display, many vendors, Granny’s Attic with lots of reasonably priced treasures, quilt-themed basket raffles, and, of course, a beautiful raffle quilt.

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Tom Kirsch Announces Bid for 39th State House District Seat “It’s time to get state government off our backs.” Upon Rick Saccone’s decision not to run for reelection to the State House, Tom Kirsch has decided to announce his intention to run in the soon to be open seat. The district is split between Allegheny and Washington Counties. “I’m running for state house because I’m sick and tired of weak-kneed politicians that only fight for special interests and not the people’s interest,” Kirsch said. “State government is broken and it’s not going to be fixed by sending the same boiler-plate politicians to Harrisburg.” Tom Kirsch Kirsch lives in Bethel Park and is a seasoned business professional. “One thing that will separate me from other candidates is that I can speak my mind freely and not worry about losing an election because I’ve already planned for retirement.” Kirsch continued, “I will be able to lead on issues that are important to this district while many others would run and hide,” He finished, “I will take my 30 years of business experience with me to Harrisburg and use it to the benefit of the residents of the 39th.” The drug epidemic has hit southwestern PA particularly hard. “As a father and grandfather it breaks my heart to see so many fall victim. I believe we need to equip our law enforcement with the proper tools to help them find the dealers and distributors.” Kirsch continued, “On the victim side I would like to see more done from an educational perspective so that we can teach our youth about the risks and dangers of drugs at an earlier age.” Kirsch also believes that state government is not doing its part to create a friendly business environment. “Pennsylvania is ranked among the worst states in the country to do business because of our hostile tax and regulatory climate,” Kirsch finished. “If Governor Wolf’s intention was to run companies out of business then I would give him an A+.” The pension crisis is coming full circle in Pennsylvania. “Mild reform was recently enacted but financial troubles will continue to plague us until the unfunded liability is addressed.” He continued, “If we are serious about pension reform then we should abolish them for all future state employees, including elected officials.” Kirsch finished, “It’s unfair to ask seniors on fixed income to pay for lavish benefits for state employees.” Kirsch is a staunch conservative, noting, “I will vote to protect life every time,” adding, “Any bills that impede our 2nd amendment rights I will adamantly oppose.” Tom is married to Cathy and they have a daughter and three grandchildren. They are members of St. Joan of Arc church in South Park, PA. Tom is a member of the NRA and FOAC.

MARCH NEWS FROM THE YUKON CROATIAN LODGE Sv. Nikola Brodar CFU Lodge 432 is taking orders for Mike Mezick’s barbequed lamb, ready for pickup on Sunday, March 18 at the Yukon Croatian Club, 109 Union St. To order, call by Sunday, March 11 at 724-872-7495. Please note, she will no longer call past patrons about orders for the upcoming picnic. Radost will entertain with Tamburitzan music at the Yukon Croatian Club from 2-6 p.m. on March 18, the first indoor picnic of 2018. The event is open to the public; the cover charge is $7. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with ethnic food and desserts for purchase. Yukon is exit 53 on I-70. The club number is 724-722-4100.

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Washington County Farm Bureau Gears Up Once Again for Food Drive Lois Guinn Framing Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Hosting an Appraisal Fair As a part of Lois Guinn Framing’s 30th anniversary year, they are offering the chance for the public to have their antiques appraised by Pittsburgh appraiser Kurt Shaw. Mr. Shaw is a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers and the American Alliance of Museums. He has been an appraiser on KDKA’s “Pittsburgh Hidden Treasures.” The event will take place on Saturday, March 24 from 12 – 3 p.m. The fee is $10 per item or $15 for two. Lois Guinn Framing is a custom frame shop where experience and quality sets us apart. Their designers will help you create a framing to match your tastes, preserve your piece and fit your budget. They frame art, photos, diplomas, sports jerseys, and particularly specialize in shadowbox design. If you would like more information, please contact Carrie Hutsko at 724-941-5001 or email at

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It’s that time of year again…the Washington County Farm Bureau is conducting their annual food drive for the local food pantries of the Greater Washington County Food Bank. The food drive will go from now through the end of March. This year we are having two contests. One contest will center around the public libraries. The libraries that collect the most pounds of canned goods will receive a monetary prize. The second contest will center around the local 4H clubs. The 4H clubs that collect the most pounds of canned goods will also receive a monetary prize. Our emphasis is to support your local businesses. In turn, you will support your local libraries and ultimately support your local food pantry. We need all the support for our food drive that we can receive. Items being collected include: canned meat, canned fruit and vegetables, condiments, pasta and sauces, canned and dried fruit juices, personal care items, household cleaning supplies, paper goods. For pick-up, call 724-8322190, #4, or donate at one of the many collection sites that are established in Washington County. For a complete list of collection sites, please go to our website

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Bradford House Historical Association Hosts Luncheon with ‘John Adams’ On Saturday, April 7, 2017 from 12 to 2 p.m., join the Bradford House Historical Association at the Union Grill, 13 ½ Wheeling Street, Washington for a luncheon with John Adams, second president of the United States. The $50 cost for this first-time event includes a sit-down luncheon with delicious food and entertaining conversation. Tickets are available online at Luncheon options: Steak salad or penne with chicken and broccoli. Indicate your lunch entree when purchasing your ticket. All proceeds benefit the Bradford House Historical Association, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization

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MARCH CLASSES AND EVENTS AT PETERS TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER Pre-registration is required. Classes for Session 2 are now available for registration. Classes run from February 27 – April 28. Pre-registration required. See our website for descriptions, times, and start dates, as well as additional classes. Register online or at the recreation center. BUS TRIP: ROCKIN’ ROLL IN OHIO Minimum 25 – Maximum 50 Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Hard Rock Rocksino (Casino), and the West Side Market (Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market). There will be plenty to see and do as we rock and roll along the streets of Cleveland! Day: Wednesday, April 25 Fee: $105 (includes transportation, admissions, taxes and driver gratuity) Registration Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018 BUNNY HOP (Ages 9 and under) Join us for a fun-filled morning with the Easter Bunny, games, crafts and more…Fun for the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended. Day: Saturday, March 24 Time: 10 a.m. to noon Fee: $5 resident /$8 non-resident (per child) EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE Following the Bunny Hop, join us at our annual Egg Hunt in Peterswood Park (near Shelter 4). Bring your own basket and hunt in age appropriate groups. In case of inclement weather,

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the event will be held inside the Community Recreation Center. Preregistration is required. Day: Saturday, March 24 Age Groups: 2 and under………1 p.m. 3 – 5 years………..1:15 p.m. 6 – 9 years………..1:30 p.m. Fee: $5 resident / $8 non-resident (per child) Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 21 KID’S REC (AGES 6 TO 10 YEARS) Minimum 8 – Maximum 25 Come to the Community Recreation Center for games and activities. There’s no school today, so let us keep the kids busy! Please send a water bottle and wear gym shoes; we plan to get the kids moving. Day: Wednesday, April 4 Time: 10 a.m. to noon Fee: $5 member / $8 non-member Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 3 TWEEN NIGHT (AGES 9 TO 12 YEARS) Minimum 8 – Maximum 20 A night for tweens to socialize, play games (basketball, air hockey, ping pong, board games, etc.), make a craft and enjoy snacks. Drop them off for an evening of chaperoned fun. Preregistration is required. Day: Friday, April 13 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Fee: $5 member / $8 non-member Location: Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 12

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Peters Creek Historical Society Hosts Guest Speaker on Peru The Peters Creek Historical Society invites members and guests to take a virtual tour of the "Mystical Len and Donna Marraccini overlooking the Inca Ruins of Peru" on Monday, ruins of Machu Picchu in the Andes March 26, 7:30 p.m. at the social Mountains, with an elevation 7,970 feet room of Wrights United Methodist above sea level; it was discovered in 1912. Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. The program will focus on the Incan ruins found in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Saqsaywaman. Presenter Len Marraccini will take you on his personal journey to Peru in pictures and interpretation of the fascinating discoveries in architecture, agriculture and unique methods of astronomy. The program about this amazing site will leave you to wonder and is one not to miss. For more information, call 724-746-3203 or visit 17 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Nursing Career Fair/ Open House Thursday, March 22 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center • Meet with Nursing leaders. • Observe our supportive work environment. • Tour our units. • View the technology provided to our nurses.

Come learn more. Bring your résumé — Immediate Interviews

Our nurses enjoy: • Competitive salaries • Flexible schedules • Comprehensive benefits • 100% tuition assistance* • Free onsite parking *Up to 9 credits per year

For more information, call 724-258-1210 or visit

EGG-streme Egg Hunt Challenge Scheduled at Crossroads Ministries for March 24th /

On Saturday, March 24, Crossroads Ministries will hold an EGG-streme Egg Hunt Challenge for families to enjoy! The event includes age-appropriate obstacle courses, bounce houses, a photo station with the Easter Bunny, dollar concessions/bake sale, and much more! There will also be grand prizes awarded (for those who find the special golden ticket eggs)! Please follow the link on our website at to preregister through Eventbrite for this free event! The breakdown for event times are as follows: 2-3 p.m. Toddler & Preschool ages 3-4 p.m. Elementary ages (K-4th grades) 4-5 p.m. Preteen (5th-6th grades) For further information, please contact Children's Ministry Director Cortney Hodgson at 724-348-1620. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Rd., Finleyville, one mile south of Trax Farms, overlooking Route 88.

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JOIN THE SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR THESE EXCITING EVENTS Below are just a few of the exciting things happening in the coming months, brought to you by the South Park Historical Society. You, your family, and friends are invited! GUEST SPEAKER - TUESDAY, MARCH 20 The South Park Historical Society presents ‘Digging in a Frontier Fort in Washington County’ with guest speakers Bryan Cunning and Clay Kilgore. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and take place at the Library Fire Hall. SPRING CLEAN-UP - SATURDAY, APRIL 21 The Historical Society will be cleaning up Sleepy Hollow Road as part of South Park Township’s annual Spring Clean-up. Volunteers are asked to meet near the Girls Academy on Sleepy Hollow Road at 9:30 a.m. Gloves, vests and trash bags will be provided. DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP SOME GREAT BOOKS! The Historical Society has published two books about the history of our community -‘Historic Snowden Township - South Park Township’ and most recently ‘History of Allegheny County’s South Park Farm Lands to Park Lands’. The cost of each book is $20 (tax included) and can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for an additional $3.25. To order one or both books call 412-8359529 or 412-655-4104. These books can also be purchased at the South Park Township Library. Go to for more information.



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HOLY FAMILY PARISH IN WEST NEWTON SEEKS VENDORS AND CRAFTERS The Christian Mothers of Holy Family Parish West Newton are sponsoring a spring craft-vendor show at 225 N. 2nd Street, West Newton on Sunday, April 29 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $15 for one table and $25 for two tables, each 8 feet long. For information and to reserve tables, contact Barb at 724-331-1601 or at Come and enjoy the fellowship, food and crafts.

Save the Date! 7th Annual Great Allegheny Passage 5k/10k Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk to Take Place on May 12th The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its 7th Annual 5k/10k Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk on Saturday May 12, 2018. The event will start at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) in West Newton, PA. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by trail volunteers to maintain, preserve and enhance the Westmoreland County section of the Great Allegheny Passage. The 5k/10k run will begin at the King Trail access parking lot and proceed south on the trail out and back. The 10k run will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and the 5k run at 9:05 a.m. The 2-mile fun walk will begin at the King Trail access Parking lot at 9 a.m. and proceed north on the Yough River Trail one mile out and back. Medals will be awarded to overall male and female runners in the 5k and 10k run and to the top three male and female age group participants of those events. Medals will also be given to all run and walk participants ages 10 and under. Medals will be awarded to the oldest and youngest participants of the 2-mile fun walk. Prices are as follows: 5K or 10K run: $20. Fun walk: $15. Children age 10 and under: $10. On race day, the 5k and 10k fees are $25 and the fun walk is $20. Children’s prices remain at $10. Pre-registrations for this event must be received by April 12, 2018 to ensure receipt of a free event t-shirt. For additional information, including registration information, visit —————————————————————————————————————————— 19 20 —————————————————————————————————————————


The Reality Tour Offers Youth and Parents Opportunity to Learn About Drug Epidemic Heroin has changed families’ lives forever! Heroin is killing generations! Enough is enough! Stop talking about this horrible epidemic and do something to protect your loved ones! Attend the Reality Tour. This program will help youth and parents open communication. It will help you both make better decisions. For youth, learn how to get out of a situation due to peer pressure. For parents, learn how to be the one your children call if they are in a bad situation. Listen to a recovering addict and hear how easily they were pulled into that lifestyle. Some have been tricked into taking heroin. Learn how to make your home safe and prevent a possible addiction. Listen to a local police officer who shares experiences from on the job. Witness dramatic scenes that follow an addict's life. The Reality Tour is held the 1st Thursday of each month. Like us on Facebook for tour updates. The location is Club 22 Rental Hall, 526 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register online at Parents/Guardians must attend with their child ages 10-17. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep you and your family safe! For questions, contact Leslie 412-651-9385 or Terri - 412-491-6535. The Reality Tour is a licensed drug prevention program through Candle, Inc. and is a 510 (c)(3) nonprofit under the Glassport Development Committee.

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Homestead Knights of Columbus Council #2201 Hosts ‘A Knight at the Races’ on March 10th You are invited! Join us on Saturday, March 10 in Saint Therese School cafeteria for ‘A Knight at the Races.’ Doors open at 6 p.m. The event features ten horse races and an auction race to end the evening. Your $10-in-advance admission ticket includes: Dinner buffet, beer, soft drinks, refreshments, and a program of the evening’s races. The cost of admission tickets at the door on the night of the event will be $20. Bets are only $2 each. Advanced purchase of horses are $10 and can be made by phone to George Wagner at 412-823-8011 or by sending an email to Horse owners name the horse. Have your name in the program for the evening, and if your horse wins, you win $50. Please send a check for your admission tickets and to pay for your horse(s). Make your check payable to “KofC Homestead” and mail it to George Wagner, 19 North Braddock Heights, Apt. 2, North Braddock, PA 15104. The deadline to have your money in is March 3. Additionally, you can be a race sponsor for $50 and you will be entered in a raffle to win $100 that will be drawn at the end of the evening. You do not have to be present to be an owner or a sponsor to win, but we would like to see you there! You can be both sponsor and horse owner. This fun night out is a great way to relax with friends, cheer on your favorite horses to win, and support a good cause. This is an adults-only BYOB event. Proceeds go to the Coats for Kids program, and our goal for 2018 is to provide over 200 new coats to kids in the St. Therese Parish community.

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MARCH NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM ELDORA PARKWALKING TOUR Our second annual Eldora Park Walking Tour is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 and/or March 31 at noon. The tour will start at the Smog Museum in Donora with a photo and newspaper article presentation on Eldora Park. The presenter will be Smog Museum curator and archivist Brian Charlton. We will then drive the three miles to conduct the walking tour portion in the Eldora section of Carroll Township on the historic Wickerham farm. This tour is only held once a year and is scheduled after the winter has lessened the forest’s undergrowth. Two hiking routes can be taken, one more demanding than the other. You may do as much hiking as you’d like to see the ruins and understand where the park amenities existed. Guides will be on hand to answer your questions. Appropriate dress and footwear is required due to potentially wet and muddy conditions. Hiking poles are also encouraged. The cost is $10 per person and you should allow two hours for the presentation and walking tour. Please contact the Historical Society to RSVP as space is limited. You will be contacted to confirm the date(s) of the tour(s).

EVERY DARK CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING Inspired by the Netflix series “The Crown,” especially Episode 4, titled “Act of God,” which mentions Donora and the 1948 Smog, Philadelphia author Andy McPhee visited the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum early in 2017 to do research for his new book project. While McPhee’s book project is far from complete, his meticulous and exhaustive research has already paid dividends for the Historical Society with newly found information about the history of Donora, as well as the Smog event itself. McPhee is proving to provide as much information for the Historical Society as we've provided for him. As McPhee continues to research his larger project, he’s already started to share some of his stories via his new blog, titled “Silver Lining - Clean Air and the Tragedy of a Pennsylvania Mill Town,” that deals with people, objects, and events related to the Donora Death Fog of 1948, a tragedy that led directly to the nation’s first Clean Air Act. Please consult our website to see McPhee’s work. Go to the “Links” page and then scroll down to find “Silver Lining.”

SPRING CEMENT CITY HOME AND WALKING TOUR DATE SET Our spring Cement City Home and Walking Tour and your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 101 years ago in 1917 is scheduled for Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. If Sunday sells out, Saturday, April 21 will be the overflow date. The cost of the tour is $13/person and space is limited. Call or email to get your name added to a signup list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer. If you have any questions about Cement City or one of our Home and Walking Tours, please consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the historical society.

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Elizabeth Commissioner Rob Rhoderick Announces Candidacy for State Representative Dr. Rob Rhoderick, Owner/Operator of Rhoderick Chiropractic Clinic, and a Commissioner in Elizabeth Township has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for state representative in Pennsylvania’s 39th legislative district. Dr. Rhoderick is a former legislative assistant for State Representative Bill Kortz and a former Board member of the Elizabeth Forward School District. The District is currently represented by Rick Saccone, the Republican nominee in the special election for the 18th Congressional District. Dr. Rob Rhoderick Dr. Rhoderick intends to take his small business experience, his commitment to his community and his knowledge of legislative issues with him to Harrisburg. In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Rhoderick has also served as the past president of the Charleroi Rotary Club, as a member of the Teamsters Local 205, and is currently the Democratic Chairman of Elizabeth Township. He comes from a strong family of organized labor members and intends to make middle-class jobs a focus of his campaign. One of his grandfathers was a coal miner, and the other a union worker at Mitchell Power Station. His father was a member of the United Steel Workers union. “I want to put my business and government experience to work for this community,” said Dr. Rhoderick. “We can do better. I will work hard to create jobs and improve our schools. I know what it takes. We have one of the most technologically advanced school districts in the state, and we did it without raising taxes.” As a Commissioner in Elizabeth Township, Dr. Rhoderick has the led the charge to bring more jobs to the region. He has worked with energy companies and developers to create innovative ways to put people back to work, and to create a fund balance to sustain the township. As the past President of the Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners, Rhoderick cut spending by almost 2 million from the previous year without cutting services to the residents “I believe that every challenge has a solution,” said Dr. Rhoderick, “and that by bringing everyone together and listening we can come to an understanding. I support the economic growth and workforce development that the energy industry offers. This is about creating jobs, and rebuilding the middle-class. With strong leadership, we can turn this economy around. I have been an elected official for seven years, and we’ve never raised taxes.” A lifelong resident of the 39th District, Dr. Rhoderick grew up in Forward Township and now resides in Elizabeth Township with his wife, Tammy, and his children. He is an active sports enthusiast who enjoys fishing and target practice. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 15.

Adult Comedy Show Featuring Wolfie & Friends Comes to Scott Twp. On Saturday, April 7 at the Scott Township Park Community Room, a comedy fundraiser will take place to benefit the Scott Township Public Library! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show runs from 7 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the library; they will be available at the door while supplies last. Light refreshments will be provided; feel free to bring food to share with your table. Beer/wine/soft drinks are available with a donation.

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3rd Annual Shortbread City Valentine’s Day Vendor and Craft Show By Jill Runfola

Christina’s Cakes, a homebased business in Charleroi Vendors showcased the theme of included cookies, gobs, bisValentine’s Day and took it to the cotti, cakes, and Valentine’s limit at the 3rd Annual Shortbread Day lollipops. Baker ChrisCity Valentine’s Day Vendor and tina Thompson said she Craft Show, held on February 10. “likes that the vendor shows The event was held at the are well-advertised, wellMonessen Fire Dept. #1 Social organized, and have a great Hall from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and was variety of vendors.” organized by Tiffanie Rawlins of The show also featured a Monessen’s Shortbread City Chinese auction and sold Christina’s Cakes, a home-based Marcy Brown Campus, owner of Tiffanie Rawlins organized the designer desserts, 619 Reed Ave. tickets at 3 for $1 or 10 for Charleroi business, brought special MC Designs from Newell, PA, 3rd annual Shortbread City She has a family-owned business treats to the show. Pictured are (l$5. Some of the prizes were shares her homemade Valentine’s Day Vendor and Craft with a huge following of loyal, ded- r): Christina Thompson (baker) and as follows: strawberry cake, Valentine’s Day assortment of Show. She is owner of icated customers. wool blanket, scarf and neckher mom, Shirley Tonararelli. crafts and collectibles. Shortbread City in Monessen. Rawlins said of her own vendor lace, gym membership, soap area, “I have a large assortment of and a stuffed animal, etc. gourmet cupcakes at my table. As always, I have a combination of popular flavors, and There was also a 50/50 raffle being sold for a very worthy cause. a few surprises with a Valentine’s Day theme. It’s fun for me to revamp some of my DJ Jammin’ Jodi from Monongahela kept the hits coming, and shoppers were best sellers and gear them toward the holiday.” encouraged to dance to the tunes! She continued, “I am always excited for my own shows, and that has a lot to do with There was food provided by Bethel A.M.E. Church in Monongahela which includthe fact that so many of the vendors have become my friends over the years with every ed kielbasa and kraut, wings and fries, tomato soup, nachos, and hot dogs. event. I make new friends as well.” Shoppers took advantage of the holiday event to pick up a gift for their special Some of the vendors at the sold-out show included: Little City Coffee; Lots of Love someone. Rawlins said she has been working in one way or another on the event Sweets; Premier Designs jewelry; Country Hammer Moonshine; Avon; and Origami since mid-November, and all that hard work paid off! Visit Shortbread City Owl. Monessen on Facebook for local shop happenings.

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Mantle House Opens Resale Store in Victory The grand opening of the Mondays at Mantle House Classes Mantle House Mission Resale 132 South Water St., West Newton Store in Victory, 2801 Douglas • March 5 - Easter wreath Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037 • March 12 - Learn to make baklava will be April 6 and 7. • March 19 - Canvas painting ($20) The store will be open every • March 26 - Spring centerpiece Friday and Saturday from 10 All classes are $5 unless otherwise india.m. -5 p.m. All clothing is $2 cated. Bring friends! Refreshments are proeach. Additionally, there will be vided. an outdoor flea market on Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendors welcome at $10/table. Call to register: 724-600-8426 or 724-872-1800.

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WOMEN of Southwestern PA ‘Symphony of Food’ Event Tastefully Treats Guests WOMEN of Southwestern PA treated their guests to a fabulous Symphony of Food on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Bella Sera's. Chefs from various local restaurants and foodie establishments donated their time and food, including Whole Foods Market, Girl Friday Cooking Co., Toscana Brick Oven, Cannon's Chophouse, Au "Grottens" Cafe & Catering, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Costco Wholesale. The emcee for the evening was Kym Gable, who really got into the spirit of the Paddle Auction, which included prizes like four Penguins tickets, four Disney World Hopper tickets, and four tickets to attend the Shania Twain concert in July plus two hotel rooms downtown, dinner and wine. WOMEN of Southwestern PA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that has raised and returned over $500,000 to local women's and children's organizations. Many of these organizations are just getting off the ground and are able to grow and thrive.

The Symposium on Life and Customs in Western Pennsylvania Presented by the Bradford House Museum and Washington & Jefferson College An Evening with John Adams will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Chapel at Old Main, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA. John Adams, second President of the United States, was an imperfect, burdened, yet ever-striving man. In him, we recognize the desire to be something more, the concerns about what others might see in us, the struggle for balance between our personal opinions and our public persona. Adams will be portrayed by Peyton Dixon, an interpreter with over a decade’s experience. In 2004, Dixon was captured by the spirit of both the well-known and the everyday man of the eighteenth century – trying desperately to understand and make their place in new, exciting, and frightening world. He was particularly fascinated and impressed by the powerful yet (at the time) mostly unsung John Adams. His goal is to bring to light the accomplishments as well as the imperfections of John Adams, as well as our other founding fathers: to look beyond the statue, bring them off the pedestal, and see the everyman beneath. Doors and displays open at 6:30 p.m. and speakers will begin at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 per person at the door, or you may pre-register for $18 each or either by going online, by calling 724-222-3604, or by mailing a check to the Bradford House, PO Box 537, Washington PA 15301. Pre-registration closes on March 30 at noon.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Nursing Scholarships to Local High School Students Spaghetti Dinner Planned for Ringgold Elementary Student with Kidney Disease Please join us for a spaghetti dinner, Chinese auction, and bake sale on Palm Sunday to help provide support for 6-year-old Alyssa Duck. Alyssa is a first grade student at Ringgold Elementary South and is suffering from pediatric kidney disease. Alyssa and her family receive care and treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All proceeds will directly benefit all costs incurred during her times of travel and care. The dinner will be held at the Donora Boro Building on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. Leo’s Sunday Sauce will be there dishing out their world famous authentic pasta and sauce. Tickets are currently available! Adults: $12. Children 12 and under: $6. Dinner includes authentic pasta and sauce, salad, bread, cake, and a drink. For more information, find this event on Facebook.

Mon Valley Academy for the Arts Receives 501(c)(3) Non-profit Status The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA), the arts and culture organization serving the Mon Valley, proudly announces that they have received their 501(c)(3) status, making the MVAA a non-profit organization. This status allows the MVAA to fully operate as a non-profit organization with the ability to directly apply for funding and other support through local, state, federal and private foundation sources, and will allow the organization to continue to expand their programming and services. “It has taken a lot of time and hard work to attain this status and we are thrilled to now be able to reach out for additional funding to grow on our successes over the past two years,” said Mark A. Smith, MVAA President and Founding Director. “We are most grateful to our partners and supporters, especially the Westmoreland Cultural Trust and its President Michael J. Langer for their support and partnership, and to our Board of Directors, regional business, organizations and volunteers for their patience and support.” Also assisting in the certification process was Bassi, Vreeland and Associates Law firm of Charleroi, PA. MVAA has spent the past two years creating Phase 1 of the Twin Coaches Orchestra Project (TCOP), which was established in November 2015 as a part of the ongoing musical and educational career of project founder Mark A. Smith. During this time, the organization has been building the program, along with various concert and teaching programs, and establishing an organizational support system, including a solid Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Details will be announced at the 2018 spring kickoff event being held on Sunday April 15, 2018 at the By George Banquet Center in Monessen. The afternoon gala will celebrate the 501(c)(3) certification and the 2018 EQT Foundation grant along with local dignitaries and special guests. By George will serve special appetizers, and there will be an appearance by the Jessica Lee Jazz and Blues trio. Ticketing and details will soon to be announced. For more information about the Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, please visit

Local high school students who are planning careers in nursing are encouraged to apply for Monongahela Valley Hospital’s (MVH) 2018 Registered Nurse Scholarship.Recipients will be granted $1,000 for each year of continuous full-time undergraduate study in a post-secondary National League of Nursing accredited school. In late January, high school guidance counselors and principals from five of the nine school districts in the Hospital’s Mary Lou Murt, Monongahela Valley service area attended a luncheon to learn Hospital’s senior vice president and chief about the nursing scholarship opportunursing officer, describes nursing careers at the hospital during a luncheon nities. attended by local high school principals During the program, Mary Lou Murt, and guidance counselors. senior vice president and chief nursing officer, outlined the reasons MVH offers the scholarships. “Monongahela Valley Hospital is the largest employer in the mid-Mon Valley and it makes perfect sense to be involved in the nursing education process,” she explained. “Health care offers great careers, and our doors are always open if you have students who want to take a look at us.” Mrs. Murt explained that there are numerous opportunities for nurses at the hospital as well as its offsite outpatient areas. In addition, MVH welcomes summer interns in the nursing program because it is a win-win situation for both the student and the hospital; the students gain practical experience while providing a three-month interview for MVH to assess the student’s skills. Lisa Petro, director of Human Resources, also noted that MVH provides competitive salaries which are similar to those offered by the large academic health systems; and a comprehensive benefits package that includes up to 9 credits per year for employed nurses to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She then discussed the application procedures and requirements. Interested students must submit their application packages by Monday, April 2. For more information or to request an application, students are encouraged to contact their high school guidance counselors. They may also call Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Human Resources Department at 724-258-1431.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club Hosts Speaker on Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on March 20, 2018 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Elaine H. Berkowitz, DMD. She is a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Army and has 38 years’ experience. She volunteers with Operation Safety Net, attending to the homeless of Pittsburgh. Her topic is "Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry." All registered nurses are welcome. For more information contact Carol at (412) 885-0367 26 —————————————————————————————————————————


McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center Hosts ‘We Can Do It: WWII’ Exhibit The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center is hosting a special traveling exhibit titled "We Can Do It: WWII." This exhibit was created by the Senator John Heinz History Center and explores Western Pennsylvania’s incredible impact on the home, industrial, and battle fronts during World War II. Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the development of the jeep, a uniquely American invention produced by the American Bantam Car Company in Butler, PA and will hear the stories behind Rosie the Riveter and the local Tuskegee Airmen whose contributions helped to turn the tide of the war. The exhibit will run at the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center through March 20, 2018. We are open each week Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Our museum has no admission fee, though donations are always appreciated. We are located at 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport. Please call us at 412-678-1832 with any questions, or visit our website at

Rep. Kortz: Over $200,000 Awarded to Fire and Medical Emergency Organizations within the 38th District State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, announced that funds from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program have been awarded to fire and emergency personnel within in his district. Through the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner, the grants are allotted to volunteer and career fire, emergency medical service and rescue companies. Sixteen organizations received grants in 38th district. “These grants will help fire and medical personnel to improve their facilities, purchase new equipment, reduce debt or enhance training if needed, said Kortz.” The grants were awarded to the following organizations: • Baldwin Emergency Medical Services (Fire) $13,386 • Baldwin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) $14,077 • Broughton Volunteer Fire Department $14,676 • Citizens Hose Company No. 1 $13,386 • Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 $14,307 • Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Company $12,096 • Independent Hose Company No. 5 $11,911 • Library Volunteer Fire Company $13,201 • Option Independent Fire Company $11,911 • Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Company $15,000 • Skyview Volunteer Fire Company West Mifflin No. 4 $13,386 • South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company $13,939 • Vigilant Hose Company No. 1 $13,201 • Volunteer Fireman’s Association of Liberty Borough $12,464 • West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Company No. 3 $13,201 • Whitehall Fire Company $13,939

Women of Seton Legacy Scholarship Fund Luncheon Planned for April 15th Please join us on April 15 at 1 p.m. for fellowship, raffles, and a silent auction as alumnae and friends of Elizabeth Seton and Seton La Salle High Schools celebrate the 11th annual Women of Seton Legacy Scholarship Fund Luncheon. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel South and tickets are $35. Reservations are required. Contact Pat Clarke 412-401-6709 for additional information.

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Learn About Flying Model Aircraft with Three-Week Course Offered This March Start preparing now for a new adventure with the hobby of flying model aircraft…ground school is where you begin! We will start a new ground school on March 10 and continue the classes for three weeks March 10, 17, and 24 - from 1 to 3 p.m. We will be learning what makes aircraft fly safely and how to set them up as well as basic electric and liquid fuel differences, and then we will learn how to control them. During these introductory classes, we will not be flying outdoors. Flying outdoors will come when the weather breaks and we can go to the field and put this new knowledge to practical use. All you need is a pencil and notebook. Please RSVP to John Millard, pilot instructor, at; registration is required. If you are under age 18, you will need parental permission. Classes are limited to six students.

WCCF Seeks Applications from Nonprofits for President’s Choice Award and $10,000 Grant The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications through March 1 for its annual President’s Choice Award, which includes a $10,000 Acorn Fund grant. The President’s Choice Award, previously the Director’s Choice Award, was created by the Board of Trustees in 2008 to assist a small but improving charity in recognition of the WCCF’s earliest supporters who were willing to invest in the Community Foundation in its earliest days. It was initiated in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Foundation’s first full-time executive director, Betsie Trew, under whose leadership the WCCF has grown from less than $250,000 in assets to more than $35 million. To be eligible to apply for the award, 501(c)(3) charities are required to have an operating budget of less than $250,000, have been in existence for at least three years, and provide a program in one of the six areas supported by the Acorn Fund – arts and humanities, education, environment and animal welfare, health and fitness, human needs or religion and faith-based. Past recipients of the President's Choice or Director's Choice Awards are not eligible to apply. Charities who have applied in the past, but have not received the award, are encouraged to re-apply. Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: quality of programming, community impact as gauged by the number of people served, programs offered or other measurable component, and improvement in the organization’s financial position since inception or over the last five years. Interested charities should visit to access the online application. Questions should be directed to the WCCF at 724-2226330 or

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Fundraising Events Announced for 2018 at North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park By Jill Runfola With fundraisers for the NBV Community Bank Park’s playground’s equipment underway, participating in the park’s upcoming events will assist the goal and later help support the great park, which is crucially important. The park is located at 702 Graham St., Belle Vernon, and the annual activities are a source of recreation for residents and profit for the NBV Community Bank Park. Three big fundraiser events, one past, include: Drag Queen Bingo on February 3; A golf outing on August 25; and a to-be-determined fundraiser, to be held with the NBV Fire Dept. RJ Sokol, North Belle Vernon Council president and chair of the Parks and Recreation Department, said, “The next big fundraiser for us is our golf outing scheduled at Madison Golf Club. This will be a combined effort between us and the NBV Fire Dept. This will be the third year we are working together on this event. We are always selling advertisements where the local companies can increase their sales from the 20,000 unique visitors we are expecting this year.” Lynn, Sokol’s wife and NBV Community Bank Parks and Recreation member, listed the events at the park for 2018: The first function is the Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s hunt involves Bikers Helping Others, as they are providing a new bike for each group. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Belle Vernon Lions Club, the NBV Community Bank Rec Commission and Bikers Helping Others. The date is March 31 at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, May 16, from 5:30 – 8 p.m., the event is “Meet Your Elected State and County Elected

Dek Hockey Tournament

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Officials.” You may enjoy a free cookout, open to everyone, as you have face time with your state and county officials. May 19 is Pet Adoption Day. Four animal shelters will bring their animals to the park for a rescue pet day. They will also be taking donations for the pets, to be shared equally among the pet adoption agencies in attendance. The hours will be from noon – 4 p.m. On July 21 and 22, Bill’s Dek Hockey will run an open dek hockey tournament for all ages from all over. The NBV Community Bank facility will be utilized for younger kids and the larger Bill’s Dek Hockey facility is slated for use for the older and adult teams. For more information, contact Neil Morris at Bill’s Dek Hockey. July 29 will be the Polkafest, featuring the Trel Tones from 2 – 6 p.m. This is a free and open event to the public. It should be a fun-filled day. August 25 is the annual golf outing, held at Madison Golf Club with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. A major fundraiser for the year, people can help support the function via donating door prizes, golfing in the event, or sponsoring a tee sign. September 15 is an arts festival and community day at the Park. This features live entertainment, a parade in

town, vendor booths, and other activities. The parade starts at 1 p.m. and will be run by the NBV Fire Dept. Lastly, November 17 is light-up night. Always open to the entire Mon Valley area, this event is a crowd pleaser. Santa will be brought to the park by the NBV Fire Dept. This will start at 6 p.m. For more information about events, visit the NBV Community Bank Park Facebook page.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Save the Date! 20th Annual ‘Fleatique on the Mon’ Scheduled for June 2nd Artisans and crafters as well as flea market, antique and food vendors are needed for the 20th annual ‘Fleatique on the Mon.’ This fabulous event will be held in Chess Park and throughout Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crafters and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Third Street. Food vendors are needed at both locations. Application deadline is May 23, 2018. Booth spaces for antique, craft and flea market vendors are 15 square feet for $30. Food vendor spaces are 20 square feet and include electricity for $45. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a three-mile stretch of Main Street and 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. Call the Chamber at 724-258-5919 for more information or download an application: 28 —————————————————————————————————————————


MARCH NEWS FROM THE SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are held on the first Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9 a.m. The next two work parties will be on March 3 and April 7, 2018 (weather permitting). Possible jobs are removal of leaning trees (chainsaws, bow saws) and clearing leaves from ditches (rakes, leaf blowers). Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

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MARCH NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Annual Public Meeting The annual public meeting for the Greater Monessen Historical Society membership will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. The annual report will be presented, along with planned activities for the year. Board members will discuss their areas of responsibility. The new spring exhibit will be unveiled. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Exhibit A volunteer cuts down a tree leaning across the Montour Trail during the South Hills Friends February 3 work party. The Friends removed two trees on February 3 and one each on February 11 and 12.

IMPACT Conference Scheduled at Gospel Alliance Church for March 24th Gospel Alliance Church will be hosting speaker, trainer, coach, Melissa MacDonald on March 24, 2018. MacDonald is also a consultant, author, and currently serves as a specialist for the Christian & Missionary Alliance. While often found speaking on children’s ministry-related topics you will also find her speaking on leadership, discipleship, healthy churches, soul care and more. She’s an indemand speaker - her humor, ability to get to the heart of the matter, storytelling, and dynamic speaking style make her popular with people and groups of all ages. Melissa MacDonald will present two informative and interactive seminars on making an IMPACT on the generations: • 10 a.m. -12 p.m.: “discipline World Changers” • 1 -3 p.m.: “How a Student Listens, Learns, and Loves” Any volunteer, parent, teacher, grandparent will be refreshed by lessons gleaned from MacDonald. For tickets, go to $10/session or $20 for full day with lunch included. For more information contact Jill Stein at or 724-823-0453.

Monongahela Ministerial Association Gears Up for 40th Year of Lenten Lunch Tradition The Monongahela Ministerial Association is once again hosting the Monongahela Community Lenten Lunch at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. This is the 40th year for this community ministry, which takes place on each Wednesday in Lent beginning with lunch at 11:45 a.m. for $3 each and devotions at 12:30 p.m. The program is concluded by 1 p.m. Different churches take turns preparing the meal and leading the devotion time. The Monongahela Community Good Friday Worship will be held from noon – 3 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at First Presbyterian Church located at 609 Chess Street in Monongahela.

The upcoming spring exhibit will focus on local bridges and river transportation. If anyone has photos they are willing to loan or donate for the exhibit, please drop them off at the museum or email a scan to .

Membership Campaign The Historical Society membership renewal and fund campaign for the 2018 year will be ending. Individual memberships are $15 per year. A family membership is $20, with a business membership being $50. Membership is based on a calendar year and includes four issues of the newsletter, “Valley Historian.” Donations fund the operation of the museum and allow the society to follow its mission of preserving the ethnic and industrial heritage of Monessen and the Mon Valley region. Future plans include renovating the Milsom/Endicott Johnson Building into a museum annex for additional exhibit and event space.

Seeking Photos The Society is also still seeking photos of the Washington and Linden Elementary Schools. Photos can be dropped off at the Heritage Museum to be scanned or emailed to

Celebrating Henry Sellers McKee During the year 2018, the society will celebrate the 175th birthday of Monessen Founder, Henry Sellers McKee. McKee was one of the members of the East Side Land Company, which created Monessen in the late 1890s. We hope to do a joint celebration with the City of Jeannette, as it was also founded by H. Sellers McKee. In Monessen, McKee Avenue was named in his honor.

Museum Shoppe The Museum Shoppe, located in the Heritage Museum, carries two Easter books compiled by Lawrence G. Kozlowski as part of his Easter series, “Celebrate Easter – Polish Style” and “Celebrate Easter – Slovak Style.” They are available through the Museum Shoppe for a donation of $12.00 each.

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


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Drag Queen Benefit Bingo in North Belle Vernon Packs a Full House On February 3, the NBV Recreation Commission and the NBV Vol. Fire Dept decided to combine efforts to raise money by having a Drag Queen Bingo. It EXPLODED! When the doors opened at 5 p.m. there was a line waiting to get in to a sold out event - extra tickets were sold at the door, because almost 100 more people showed up to the event. The Recreation Commission, which is headed by Councilman RJ Sokol, was holding the event in hopes to raise funds for its soon-to-come handicapped swing/CrossFit addition to the park. Sokol himself decided to go in “drag” and sing a song in hopes of bringing in a bigger crowd - it worked! “We are so happy that the people came from all over to donate to both causes. It really shows the support for our river towns is stronger than ever,” Sokol commented. The firemen also received half the money to support their ongoing volunteer efforts. The estimated total raised between the two groups was around $7,500. Both organizations are thankful for the many volunteers and patrons who showed up. A special thanks to Jason Zubovic for his wonder group helping us out!

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Training Required for Restaurants and Food Handlers Washington County Penn State Extension Offers Food Safety Training Course According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, licensed food establishments now must employ one supervisory employee that has successfully completed a food safety training class. Completing the necessary training and passing the associated exam brings licensed food establishments into compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Food Employee Certification Act. To help food establishments meet this requirement, Penn State is offering a food safety training course. The course will be held at the Washington County Penn State Extension Office in Washington on March 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and March 13 from 9 a.m. - noon with the certification examination at 1 p.m. The course fee of $185 per person covers the cost of the ServSafe® course book and instructional materials. Pre-registration is required. To register, log on to and complete the required information. For those without internet access, register by contacting Penn State at 1-877-345-0691. Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact your local Cooperative Extension Office in advance of your participation or visit. For more information or for a brochure, call the Penn State Extension Office in Westmoreland County at 724-837-1402. 29 ——————————————————————————————————————————

State Rep. Bud Cook Announces More Than $301,450 Awarded to 49th District Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Companies State Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that 24 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 49th Legislative District have qualified to receive approximately $301,456 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. “Whether it’s saving lives or protecting property, few duties are more essential than those that our emergency first responders selflessly perform on a regular basis,” said Cook. “I applaud all of the men and women of our volunteer fire and EMS companies for qualifying for this funding, and most importantly, for their service in keeping our communities safe. I am especially pleased to see this funding returning to our area in a way that benefits and helps to protect every person in the 49th Legislative District.” All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt. FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF LOCAL FIRE AND AMBULANCE COMPANIES AND THE AMOUNT OF THEIR GRANT AWARDS: WASHINGTON COUNTY Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department, $13,754 California Volunteer Fire Department, $12,649 Charleroi Fire Department, $14,491 Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Company, $11,727 Donora Fire Company, $12,649 Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Company, $11,543 Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, $13,570 Lock Four Volunteer Fire Company, $13,939 Marianna Volunteer Fire Company, $11,727 Monongahela Fire Department, $12,096 New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, $11,727 Roscoe Volunteer Fire Company, $12,464 Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department, $23,780 Tri-Community Ambulance Service, $7,037 Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department, $12,464 Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township $13,386 West Brownsville Volunteer Fire Company, $11,727 FAYETTE COUNTY Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Company No 2, $11,911 Brownsville Ambulance Service, $7,037 Fayette City Volunteer Fire Company, $11,911 Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department, $12,280 Newell Volunteer Fire Company, $11,543 Smock Volunteer Fire Department, $13,754 Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,280 For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit or

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Rostraver Township Announces Status as MS4 Community; Plans Work Session for March 28th Rostraver Township is pleased to announce that it is an MS4 community. What is an MS4 community? MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. It is a program regulated by the EPA and DEP. What does this mean for you as a resident of Rostraver Township? Stormwater is the precipitation that flows across the land including anything from the natural ground to the runoff water that goes over hard surfaces such as your roof or driveway. Rain or snowmelt that falls on a roof, driveway, or patio pick up pollutants as it goes. Those pollutants flow into streams or storm drains that empty into our waterways like the Monongahela and Youghiogheny River. You can do your part by being mindful of what you put into the water and reduce the number of pollutants that need to be filtered. Here are some simple things we can all do to make a difference: • Wash your car on grass or gravel instead of in the street on in your driveway. All the soap, scum, and oil residue runs along the curb and into a storm drain where it ends up in streams. • When you fertilize your lawn, avoid fertilizing it the day before a rainstorm to avoid fertilizer chemicals being carried into the local streams and rivers. • Do not direct grass clippings or raked leaves into a storm drain or stream. • Make sure your trash is securely tied; shovel snow before salting; and store chemicals in waterproof containers. These small acts can make a huge impact for the safety and cleanliness of our community’s water as stormwater pollution is the primary source for water pollution. If you would like to more about Rostraver Township’s MS4 program please visit or attend the March 28, 2018 work session at 5 p.m. where the annual MS4 public education and outreach program will be presented.

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Rostraver Township, PA Granted 15012 Zip Code Designation Please be advised that the United States Postal Service has added both Rostraver Township and Rostraver Twp, PA 15012 as an alternate preferred last-line designation for 15012 addresses in Rostraver Township. Through a cooperative effort with Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County Addressing, Westmoreland 911, and the United States Postal Service, it has been agreed upon for properties in Rostraver Township that have a 15012 zip code to now be addressed as Rostraver Township instead of Belle Vernon. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners would like to inform property owners located in the 15012 zip code in Rostraver Township to use one of the following to improve location identity for emergency services and mail delivery: • Rostraver Township, PA 15012 • Rostraver Twp., PA 15012 If your property is located within Rostraver Township with a 15012 zip code, please begin the process to change your address. Official letters will be sent with your Rostraver Township taxes if you are within the 15012 zip code. It will be your responsibility to change all your information to reflect this address change. If your property is located in Rostraver Township with a different zip code, please continue to use that city and zip code (for example, Pricedale, PA 15072 would remain Pricedale, PA 15072). It is very important for the response of emergency services and for the safety of our residents and patrons of businesses and organizations within Rostraver Township to identify their address as Rostraver Township, PA. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners are proud of our community and are now able to enhance community awareness and spirit by being identified by the United States Postal Service as Rostraver Township, PA. Thank you for your cooperation as we enhance our services and awareness in Rostraver Township. For more information on changing your address to Rostraver Township, PA 15012, please check out the Township Webpage at

New Signs Welcome in New Eagle By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council has contracted the construction and installation of new welcome signs and a borough building sign, they announced at the February 6 monthly meeting. The three new welcome signs and borough building sign are being created and installed by Don’s Signs. Lights will also be installed because the signs were purchased under budget, according to Council. In other business: • Residents Archie Caseber and Barry Williams were voted onto Council, replacing former council members Scott Miller and William Sherry. • Council is exploring options for a possible recycling program, as requested by some residents. The current trash collector, ASG, does not participate in recycling and recycling collection would be cost prohibitive for residents.

CORRECTION In our March 2018 edition, we inadvertently stated on page 25 in our article titled “New Eagle to Purchase Signs for Borough” that New Eagle’s new signs were being done by The Sign Guy. The correct vendor that is handling the signs is Don's Signs. We apologize for the misinformation. 31 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh Launches Home Repair Program in Elizabeth Borough WHO: Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) provides free home repairs, modifications and renovations to make homeowners’ houses safe and livable. We are an affiliate of the Rebuilding Together network that is in 166 cities around the US. We serve low-income Allegheny County homeowners, seniors, veterans and people with permanent disabilities. In the past 25 years, RTP has repaired over 2,300 homes. HOMEOWNERS: If you are in need of home repairs, to qualify, you must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline (see chart below), reside in the Borough of Elizabeth, have lived in your home for 3 or more years, and are up to date on your real estate taxes or on a payment plan.

VOLUNTEERS: Share your time. There are few volunteer experiences where you can see the tangible results of your work at the end of the day. Bring your department, group, church or business to a volunteer day guided by our skilled construction team. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age (with parental permission). SKILLED TRADESPEOPLE: RTP is looking to employ local contractors on several of the Elizabeth Borough projects. We will be in need of general contractors, roofers, plumbers, electricians, and carpenters. WHERE: All home repair projects will take place in the Borough of Elizabeth - unfortunately we do not have funding allocated for the greater township. When: We are looking to start work in spring 2018 and wrap projects by early fall 2018. We are currently accepting applications and will continue until all funding has been allocated. We would like to have all projects selected by early April. HOW TO GET STARTED: Those looking to apply for home repairs, please call Director of Programs Katie McAuley at 412-247-2700 x 113 or email at Those looking for volunteer opportunities or to be hired for professional work, please call Project Manager Andy Hromoko at 412-980-9463 or email at QUESTIONS: Feel free to contact Katie or Andy by phone or email. Or meet Katie to learn about the program and application at the next Elizabeth Area Development Corporation (EADC) meeting on Monday February 12th at Rockwell’s Red Lion, 6PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s website at Home repair applications are available at the website

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Business & Merchant News Bethel Park Chamber Offers Notary Services The Bethel Park Chamber now is offering in office notary services starting in March two days a month from 9 -11 a.m. The Chamber offers mobile notary services throughout the month. Berton Mobile Notary is available by calling direct 412-221-4187 or calling the Chamber office at 412-595-8361. You can also email admin@bpchamber.orgor go to the website at for more information.

Calling Home-Based Businesses The Chamber has opened a homebased business division. For a special member rate, you can access benefits for home-based businesses, such as member discounts, workshops, and networking customized to your needs.

had twelve ribbon cuttings this year and six successful special events that grew our fundraising efforts last year. Our momentum for 2018 is looking very bright.

For more information, call 412-5958361 or email

Bunny Brunch at Bethel High School The 4th annual Bunny Brunch, cohosted by the Bethel Park Chamber, DECA and FCCLA Clubs, will take place at the Bethel Park High School on March 24, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $7 per person and children under 2 are free. To register, go to or call 412-595-8361.

IS BARIATRIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex


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

Reservations required, 724-258-1333

Forecasting the Future Trends to 2028 The Bethel Park Chamber and the Southwest Chamber are co-hosting a breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites in Bethel Park on April 18, 2018. The program and speakers will focus on trends in workforce sectors, new business trends, and opportunities over the next decade. Presenters will share their forecast information across the priority industries in our region. For more information, call 412-5958361 or go to to register.

Network, Learn, and Earn The Bethel Park Chamber will be starting its Small Business Institute in April 2018. Classes for individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs will be limited to 10 to a class. Special package pricing will be available for members, but this is also open to non-members. The classes will be delivered by professional instructors and held at various times, depending on the track you choose. Something new: there will be a whole educational track for the nonprofit sector. For more information, call 412-595-8361 or email You can go to the website,, to register.

Chamber Year 2017 in Review We want to welcome 34 new members that joined us in 2017. We had a great group of new members that helped grow the Chamber and made our special events a success. We also

Welcome, New Board of Directors and Officers! Board of Directors for 2018 are: Serving as officers - JoAnn James, President; Michael Redford, Vice President; Linda Rusch, Secretary; and Sallie Pagano, Treasurer. Jennifer Bibb, Eileen Hess, Phil Behr, Kim Davidovich, Jeff Becker, Lance Burgert, Stacey Ivol, Denise Galloni and Mark Depritis, Ex Officio complete the Board. Congratulations!

Bethel Park Chamber Hosts Kentucky Derby Time at The Races The Chamber will be hosting its Second Annual Kentucky Derby Race Night on May 5, 2018 at Cool Springs from 5 to 10 p.m. The Derby will feature food and special drinks to help you enjoy Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. A derby hat/bonnet contest will be held again this year. For more information or to register, go to

The Chamber Ladies Networking Group Sets Meeting Date The Chamber will hold its third meeting on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Al’s Café in Bethel Park at 12 p.m. The new group will introduce their plans for the rest of the year. For more information, call 412-595-8361 or email

Welcome, New Members! T-Mobile - South Park Shops Country Hammer Moonshine 5846 Library Rd.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital to Host Nursing Career Fair/Open House on March 22nd Registered nurses and upcoming graduates are invited to attend a free nursing career fair and open house at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) in Carroll Township. The event will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Anthony M Lombardi Education Conference Center. "We encourage experienced nurses as well as recent graduates and students to attend," said Mary Lou Murt, MVH’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer. "MVH is committed to providing the highest quality medical care with compassion. We offer our nurses an opportunity to grow professionally and personally in a challenging and rewarding environment." MVH offers nurses competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits - including free dental and vision for the employee, 100% tuition assistance for up to nine credits per year and free onsite park-

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ing. During the fair, nurses will learn about opportunities in various specialties such as bariatric, behavioral health, critical care, emergency department, medical/surgical, oncology, operating room, orthopedics and stroke. Nurses are encouraged to bring their resumes as representatives from Nursing Administration and nurse managers will be on hand for immediate interviews. Full- and part-time positions are available in many areas throughout the hospital. The career fair and open house is an ideal opportunity for nurses looking for a fresh start, seeing new opportunities or a new direction in nursing. Those attending will have an opportunity to meet with nursing leaders; tour the cooperative work environment; and view the technology and support provided to nurses. For more information, contact 724-258-1210.

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The answer extends beyond gas grills to cars, toys, electronics, homes and anything else with a use or exchange value. Quality. Weber balances quality with price and personal accommodations like size, features, color, etc. Many customers walk into Highway Appliance and declare "I want a Weber grill." When asked, most do not know the models, sizes, features or colors available nor what they would prefer if availability were not an issue. This is because Weber branding has "Pothole" Highway Appliances become synonymous with reliable quality and service. Any Weber grill owner who has decided to save a few dollars on a new grill by buying the ever-changing models at the local Big Box store quickly realizes the huge difference in value that a few extra dollars buys. What is it worth to save one hundred dollars if eight months later the ignitor breaks -- and the replacement part does not exist? Every replacement part of a Weber gas grill can be changed and Weber rewards dealers who make repair parts available at the retail level. Weber has been manufacturing barbeque grills for several decades and they never branched off into making tents, lamps or jackets. All they make is BBQ grills and grilling tools, books and accessories. Caring about the food you cook on your Weber is not a marketing gimmick because Weber is a true barbeque company. All they make is BBQ grills and they do it great. Service partners, like Highway Appliance, are set up to provide warranty service onsite for immediate repair of any problem experienced with Weber grill parts. Availability of replacement grill parts is very important as a typical Weber barbeque will be in service for over ten years. Stop in today and check out the quality of a Weber Gas Grill for yourself.

ate the lining of the colon. A long flexible scope is introduced through the rectum and advanced through the colon under direct visualization on a monitor. A colonoscopy finds most small polyps and almost all large polyps and cancer. If found, polyps can be removed right away. The procedure is performed comfortably under sedation using anesthesia. If there is no family history of colon cancer or polyps and no polyps are detected, a repeat exam may not be required for the next 7-10 years. In the event of polyp detection or family history, your gastroenterologist will decide an appropriate interval for a repeat examination.

Q: What are my other options for screening which do not involve a scope? What is the new stool DNA test?

A: The “card test” as it is commonly called is a test to detect blood in stool. Cancers and polyps can bleed, so this test is performed to check for blood. Stool tests are the least likely to find polyps as compared to other screening tests. They can give a false positive reading in people who are healthy. If abnormal, your family doctor will recommend a colonoscopy. CT colonography looks for cancers and polyps using a special x-ray and does not require anesthesia or a scope. You will still need to undergo a bowel cleanse similar to a colonoscopy. The test can miss small polyps and if polyps are detected, you may require a colonoscopy for polyp removal. A Stool DNA test checks for genetic markers of cancer as well as signs of blood. It requires that you collect a whole bowel movement and ship it on ice to the laboratory for testing. The test was approved recently in August 2014. It is not widely available and it not clear if it will be covered by insurance. The information on this test is limited and it is not yet clear how it compares to other screening tests. If this test is abnormal, a colonoscopy may be recommended.

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Local People News West Mifflin VFW Adds Two New Members Before the induction ceremony, Post Adding two local veterans with a combined milSurgeon General Bernie Zurawski discussed itary experience of more the 40 years kickstarted the year’s upcoming six hospital visits the new year for All-American Veterans of Foreign planned for Southwestern Veterans’ Center Wars Post 914 Intrepid West Mifflin on January in Pittsburgh. Since being awarded its char25 at the Thompson Run Athletic Association. ter in 1991, VFW Post 914 has sponsored Randall Naugher, who served both with the and conducted scores of bingos and pizza United States Army and Air Force on active duty parties for sick and disabled veterans being and reserves for more than two decades, and feltreated at that facility. low Air Force veteran Larry J. Thorne, who “Helping these veterans is very rewardtacked his own 20 years, were sworn in. ing,” said Zurawski, a Marine who served in “As an active post that strives to always do Lebanon. “Everybody who participates more for veterans and our community, new memfeels that it is an honor to make their stay at bers are the wheels that keep us rolling forward,” the hospital more enjoyable.” said VFW Post 914 Commander Jake Bradich, an All-American Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Intrepid Commander Additionally, Post Junior Vice Army veteran of the Iraq war. “Every veteran here Jake Bradich stands with the unit’s newest members Larry J. Thorne, Commander David Luikart presented a has demonstrated their commitment while in unileft, and Randall Naugher, right. In addition to the required campaign Buddy Poppy report, and handed out awards form, and is eager to add to that record once the and service decorations needed to join the VFW, the two inductees to those post members who helped raise time for active service has ended.” possess more than 40 years of combined military service. more than $11,000 in annual donations. Thorne’s military accomplishments include (PHOTO CREDIT: MICHAEL P. MAUER) Luikart, a Marine and Vietnam veteran, said service in the Persian Gulf, in Bosnia and Kosovo, and in the Global War on Terrorism. Among his awards and decorations are both that all the monies raised through the Buddy Poppy program are used to directly the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Air Force Expeditionary Service support veterans and their family members. “These pins and certificates are to remind you that you are the people who keep Ribbon. Fellow veteran Naugher also earned the Southwest Asia Service Medal for his the good work this post does moving along,” added Luikart. For more information about VFW Post 914 and its activities, visit the group’s service during Operation Desert Storm. He additionally received the Joint website at: Meritorious Unit Award for his participation in Operation Southern Watch.

Ringgold School District and Community Mourn Loss of Superintendent and Former Councilwoman, Dr. Karen Polkabla The Ringgold School District, as well as the surrounding community, mourn the loss of their giving, dedicated Superintendent and former councilwoman, Dr. Karen Polkabla. Polkabla served as an educator in the Ringgold School District for three decades. She was also President of the Donora council, and thought by those who worked alongside her, to be the best president the council had ever had the pleasure of working under. Those who knew Polkabla can attest to her dedication to the students, the community, and education at large. Dr. Polkabla was a graduate of Donora High School, after which time she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from California University of Pennsylvania, in elementary education. She also held a Master’s Degree in both special and secondary mathematics education from CalU. After earning her Principal’s Certificate from Duquesne

Dr. Karen Polkabla

University, Polkabla completed her Doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Polkabla used her impressive education to enact change in the community and school district she called home her entire life. Karen Polkabla has served the Ringgold School District as a teacher, principal, and both Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Her thirty years in the district, and specifically her six years as Superintendent, have left in immeasurable mark on the Ringgold School District. Karen’s presence permeates the halls and hearts of all who were fortunate enough to cross her path. She was exceptional and will be missed by all. Randall Skrinjorich, director of operations and financial services, was named the acting superintendent at the regular board meeting Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

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Monongahela Native Receives Distinguished Alumni Award in Nuclear Engineering Joseph A. Sholtis, Jr., a Monongahela native, and a 1966 graduate of Monongahela High School, recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Mexico for the Department of Nuclear Engineering. Sholtis earned his bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from Penn State University and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 1970. His first assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, involved analysis of Soviet Joseph A. Sholtis, Jr., Lt. Col. nuclear and space systems. In 1974, he came to the USAF (Ret.) Air Force Weapons Lab at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, where he performed safety analyses and tests to support USAF and NASA nuclear-powered space missions. While at Kirtland, he began taking graduate nuclear engineering courses at the University of New Mexico. He completed his master's degree in nuclear engineering at UNM in 1977, and was assigned to Sandia Labs as a USAF Laboratory Associate. There, he continued to take Ph.D. courses in nuclear engineering at UNM. In 1980, Sholtis went to the D.C. area as the reactor facility director and chief of the Radiation Sources Division at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, MD. Shortly after President Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative or "Star Wars" program, he was selected as program manager of the $700 million joint Department of Defense/Department of Energy/NASA SP-100 Space Reactor Power System Development Program, also in the D.C. area. While there, he served as technical expert to the U.S. delegation to the UN's Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Working Group on Nuclear Power in Space. In 1987, he returned to Albuquerque and the "blue suit" Air Force to get a research reactor built at McClellan Air Force Base in California for non-destructive inspection of F-15 wing sections, and to evaluate the radiological risk of NASA's Galileo and Ulysses nuclear-powered space missions for the White House. In 1993, Sholtis retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel after almost 23 years of service, but immediately formed a consulting firm, continuing on as a nuclear, aerospace and systems engineer providing design, development, nuclear safety/risk assessment support to NASA and DoE, their contractors, and laboratories. Sholtis and his wife, Cheryl, have two grown children, Christian and Carole, and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Albuquerque, NM. —————————————————————————————————————————— 37 38 —————————————————————————————————————————


Clairton Man Walks to Florida on His Second Journey to Experience the Country By Charlotte Hopkins Allen Norris, a young man from Clairton, shocked friends and family last year when one day he started walking out of town and kept walking, across the country, all the way to the state of California. Norris explained, “The reason for the first journey was to encourage myself to Allen Norris left Clairton in October to walk all make the best of life.” the way to Florida. He arrived on February 2 This past October he decided to embark on yet another quest, with Florida as his destination. He first walked to New York where, unfortunately, his phone was stolen. This delayed his journey for almost a month until he was able to get a new one. With his new phone in hand, he started out once more for Florida. He went through several footwear changes. Norris stated, “My boots got ruined from the inside due to rain, my shoes got lost, and I ended up walking it out in sandals.” When Norris decided to walk to California it was to push himself to always make the best of any situation and to share that same feeling with others. He went on to say, “I do it to encourage others to make the best of life. I want to be a physical representation that you can do anything you put your mind to.” Norris expressed the most memorable parts of his trips were the countless people he met along the way and how great it felt to achieve his goal. “I learned that there is no difference between dreams and reality,” he said, continuing, “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. Life is one big moment to be made.”


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Donora Resident Achieves Eagle Scout Rank Chase James Ambrose, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 1448 in Monongahela, reached a lifetime goal by achieving the Eagle Scout rank, the highest attainable rank in scouting. Chase completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on January 7, 2018. Since joining Troop 1448, Chase has attained the 21 merit badges required for the Eagle Rank as well as 15 additional merit badges. He has been involved in scouting for eight years, has served as the troop assistant senior patrol leader, and was selected into the Order of the Arrow by his fellow scouts. Chase is a senior at Ringgold High School, and the son of James (Jay) and Jennifer Ambrose of Donora. He is an Chase James Ambrose avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing. He is a member of the Charleroi Archery Club and Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) competition shooting team. For his Eagle Scout community improvement project, Chase improved the functionality and safety at a local archery range. He rebuilt the range from the ground up including new bale houses, safety fencing, and a flag pole. His project required over 500 hours of labor to complete. A court of honor ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the American Legion Post 212 in Donora. Chase would like to thank family, friends, and Troop 1448 for their help in making his project a success. Special thanks to Lighthouse Electric and 84 Lumber for supplying materials.

Bethel Park Student Recipient of 2018 Luminari Thought Leadership Award Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the winners of its seventh annual Luminari Awards - the Luminari Thought Leadership Award and the Luminari ESL (English as a Second Language) Award. Both awards are essay-based competitions focused on students' perspectives of diplomacy. While the Leadership Award application is available directly to students in schools throughout our region, the ESL Award is introduced to students by teachers of the ESL Program of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. The 2018 Luminari Award scholars are Owen Chaffin, a 7th grade home-schooled student in the Bethel Park School District, and Fakhar Almlook Munaf Mohammed, a 9th grade ESL student at Carlynton High School in Carnegie. Each of these student winners will receive a merit-based scholarship for an all-expense-paid admission to Luminari's ‘I Want to be an Ambassador!’ camp. The scholarship has a value of over $1,200. Mr. Chaffin looks forward to Ambassador camp and expressed, "I want to become an effective bridge for our community to grow together." He added that this experience will "help me help my peers with different points of view share their own ideas with open hearts and minds." "Both of these amazing young people wrote essays that reflect Luminari's commitment to bringing together a diverse spectrum of perspectives that come from unique life experiences," said Hilda Pang Fu, Founder and President of Luminari. Luminari is a Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by a loyal Pittsburgher to foster activities that broaden minds, inspire innovations and promote community engagement.

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YOUR HEALTH MVH Surgeons Move to New Office The surgical practice of Chito M. Crudo, M.D., Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., and Arshad Bachelani, M.D. moved from its Fayette Street office in Belle Vernon to the Monongahela Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex Valley Hospital HealthPlex on Route 51 in Rostraver. The practice is now referred to as Mon-Vale Surgical Associates. Mon-Vale Surgical Associates still offers more than 50 years of combined surgical experience, skill and a full range of minimally invasive surgical techniques — now from the convenient location in the Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Presents Series on Orthopedics Monongahela Valley Hospital is continuing its popular Innovations in Medicine programming to include a three-part “Living Well” series on orthopedics.The series kicks off on Monday, March 5 with Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M., when he discusses innovations in foot and ankle surgery. Scott Baron, M.D., will speak about advanced treatment options for knee pain on Monday, March 12. Eric Nabors, M.D., finishes the series with a talk on back pain and disc degeneration on Monday, March 26 The programs begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.The programs are free to attend, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-258-1333.

Learn About Bariatric Surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., a surgeon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), will discuss MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness program, including bariatric surgery, during a free education session on Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. in Monongahela Valley Hospital HealthPlex. Dr. Gonzalez will explain the three types of bariatric surgery MVH offers. The surgery is a weight reduction option for people struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. “Several of the people who have had the surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital have lowered their blood pressure and even eliminated the need for their diabetes medications,” reports Dr. Gonzalez. Parking is free for the session and includes light refreshments. To register, visit the program registration page at or call 724-2581333.

Monongahela Valley Hospital’s California Imaging Outpatient services provided are: MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, Bone Density and X-ray.

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Autism Support Group of Washington County Holds Monthly Meeting St. David’s Episcopal Church is to host the March meeting of the Autism Support Group of Washington County, a support group for families of children with autism and related disorders. The Autism Support Group of Washington County meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia. The Autism Support Group of Washington County’s mission is to help people with autism achieve their maximum social, educational and vocational potential. The support group offers support, information and resources to local families and caregivers of children with autism and related disorders. The monthly meetings are designed around the wants and needs of the community in order to be as beneficial and relevant as possible. This group is hosted by St. David’s Episcopal Church and is free and open to families and caregivers of children with autism and related disorders. For more information, contact Sue Schmidt, group facilitator, at

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‘In Due Time’ Infertility Group Offers Support to Women Struggling with Infertility

diagnosed with colorectal cancer are at least 50 years old

According to the CDC, 10% - or 6.1 million - women in the United States have a difficult time getting pregnant or staying pregnant, and one out of eight couples suffer from infertility. If you are one of these women, please join us for an 8-week encouragement ministry about the sovereignty of our God. Meetings are Sunday evenings from 6:30 - 8: p.m. at Gospel Alliance Church, 1011 Fells Church Rd., Belle Vernon. For further information, contact Megan Zysk at 724-797-6515 or or Chrissie Usher at 724-322-9723 or

Colorectal Cancer Education & Screening Wednesday, March 21, 1 p.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center Monongahela Valley Hospital I Free event and parking I Free take-home

colorectal screening kit

Registration required by calling 724-258-1333.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL MARCH EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC). THURSDAY, MARCH 1 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 2 — MASQUERADE JEWELRY SALE Thursday, noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., ECC. Shop at the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase. MONDAY, MARCH 5 — LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER® 1 – 3 p.m., ECC. The American Cancer Society designed this program for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. All who register more than five days prior to the event will receive a makeup package valued at $200. To register, call 1-800-227-2345. MONDAY, MARCH 5 — LIVING WELL SERIES: ORTHOPEDICS “INNOVATIONS IN FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY” 6 p.m., ECC. Mark Hofbauer, D.P.M., will discuss the Innovations in Foot and Ankle Surgery. This education program focuses on new and innovative treatments in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 6, 7 and 8 — Managing Your Diabetes 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., HealthPlex. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 — CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6 – 7 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all cancer patients and their families. For additional information, call 724-258-1475. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 8 AND 9 — GENE AND BOOTS CANDY SALE 8 a.m., ECC. Purchase a treat for your loved ones or indulge yourself with local chocolate and candy delights. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

MONDAY, MARCH 12 — LIVING WELL SERIES: ORTHOPEDICS “ADVANCED TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR KNEE PAIN” 6 p.m., ECC. Scott Baron, M.D., will discuss the Innovations in advanced treatment options for knee pain. This education program focuses on new and innovative advanced treatment options for knee pain. MONDAY, MARCH 12 AND 26 — SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-678-3601. Tuesday, March 13 — RSDS Support Group 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. TUESDAY, MARCH 13 — HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS 6 – 8 p.m., Fisher Heights Giant Eagle, Route 88. Learn how to choose foods at the supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Clinical Nutrition & Diabetes will conduct the tours and discuss how to live a healthier lifestyle. The program is free. To register, call 724-258-1483. TUESDAY, MARCH 13 — ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. WEDNESDAY, MARCH14 — ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. To register, call 724-258-1483. FRIDAY, MARCH 16 — AUXILIARY SOUP-ER LUNCHEON 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Purchase soup, steak or shrimp salad and dessert. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 — BETTER BREATHERS CLUB 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1226. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 21 AND 22 — MANAGING YOUR DIABETES 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes selfmanagement. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 – COLORECTAL SCREENING 1 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital will offer a free colorectal cancer education and screening in observance of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Control Month. Health care professionals will provide information during the education portion of the presentation and MVH staff will explain and provide instructions for the take home colorectal screening kit. Although the education program and test kit are free, seating is limited. Advance registration required. For additional information or to register, call 724-258-1333. THURSDAY, MARCH 22 — REGISTERED NURSES INVITED TO MVH CAREER FAIR/OPEN HOUSE 11:30 – 4:30 p.m., ECC. Registered Nurses are invited to attend a free Career Fair/Open House at Monongahela Valley Hospital. The Career Fair/Open House is an ideal opportunity for nursing assistants looking for a fresh start. Those attending will have an opportunity to meet with the Nursing team, tour the cooperative environment and learn how they can grow professionally. SATURDAY, MARCH 24 — MULTIPHASIC BLOOD ANALYSIS 7 - 10 a.m., ECC. This 37-function screening costs only $30 and is open to the public. Participants are asked to provide the full name and complete address of the physician to whom their test results will be

sent afterwards. Testing is by appointment only. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 21, and registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. MONDAY, MARCH 26 — LIVING WELL SERIES: ORTHOPEDICS “BACK PAIN AND DISC DEGENERATION” 6 p.m., ECC. Eric Nabors, M.D., will discuss the Innovations in Back Pain and Disc Degeneration. This education program focuses on new and innovative advanced treatment options for back pain and disc degeneration. Dr. Nabors will discuss advanced treatment options for back pain and disc degeneration and what types of conditions can receive those treatments. MONDAY, MARCH 26 — IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? 6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333. TUESDAY, MARCH 27 — AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR/AED 8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, March 27 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED 4 – 8 p.m., ECC. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. THURSDAY, MARCH 29 — STROKE SUPPORT GROUP 1 – 2 p.m., ECC. The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the daily challenges and struggles they face dealing with strokes and their after-effects. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455. 42 —————————————————————————————————————————

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SPORTS Three Vulcan Sports Standouts Poised to Enter California University of Pennsylvania’s Athletic Hall of Fame The public is Invited to Attend the Induction Dinner April 21 in the Performance Center Three individuals will comprise California University of Pennsylvania’s 23rd Athletic Hall of Fame class. The 2018 inductees are Inga ChilingaryanBabakhanyan (women’s tennis), Joe Ruggiero (football), and Ishmieal Kamara (men’s basketball). These former Vulcan standouts will be inducted officially at the Cal U Athletic Hall of Fame dinner, set for 6 p.m. April 21 in the Performance Center of the Natali Student Center on the University’s main campus in California, PA. Tickets for the Hall of Fame dinner are $30 each, or $10 for children 10 and younger. The public may attend. For reservations, contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 724-938-4418, or email Staci Tedrow at Proceeds from the dinner will be used to establish a Hall of Fame athletic scholarship. Brief biographies of the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees follow.

Healthy Kids Running Series Returns to Jefferson Hills Beginning in April Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) is thrilled to return to 885 Park in Jefferson Hills beginning April 8, 2018. Overall, the HKRS program hosted over 20,000 children nationally in 2017! HKRS is a five-week nonprofit youth running program created by Jeff Long, founder and president of HKRS. The program is designed to combat childhood obesity while providing children with a positive, educational and fun introduction in the world of running. The divisions and race distances are as follows: • Pre-K (2-3 years old): 50-Yard Dash • Pre-K (4-5 years old): 75-Yard Dash • Kindergarten/1st Grade: 1/4 Mile • Grades 2-3: 1/2 Mile • Grades 4-5: 1 Mile • Grades 6-8: 1 Mile “The Healthy Kids Running Series is all about having fun and motivating kids to be active! Our goal is to provide a fun and positive experience for every participant and see them improve over the five weeks. The support and growth of our Series has confirmed our value and mission,” said Long. At the completion of the series, each participant receives a medal, and trophies will be awarded based on total points to the top boy and girl in each age group. All runners registered for the five-week program will receive a race-bag and HKRS tech shirt. The series provides participants with a fun learning experience which includes living an active lifestyle, dedication and goal setting. To register your children, volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit our website at If you are interested in starting a Healthy Kids Running Series program in your community, visit the “Start a Race” page on for more information. For questions about the Jefferson Hills series, please email

BVA Holds 40th Commemoration Celebration to Recognize 1978 Belle Vernon Area Boys Basketball Team

KNEELING: Mark McManus; Dan Wassilchalk; Don Asmonga representing deceased Coach Asmonga; Rich Zuraw; Steve Russell, BVA Assistant High School Principal; Doug Indof. STANDING: Marcy Estok representing Assistant Coach George Estok; Assistant Coach Ed Miller; Randy Giannini; Joe Tordy; Greg Grimm; Tom Trilli, scorekeeper; Jack Backo, clock operator; Johnny Russell; and BVA Athletic Director Matt Humbert.

In 1978, the Belle Vernon Area boys basketball team had a winning season, which resulted in securing the WPIAL Triple A crown. The Cagers went 21-4 during regular season play, and 5-1 in the playoffs. The first place Section 3 Leps established 14 school records that year under Head Coach Don Asmonga and assistants George Estok and Ed Miller. The 1978 season still leaves us with many memories. There were celebrations of Tom Parks, who set individual records for: a single season point total of 568 points, a single game high of 45 points, and a BVA career scoring mark of 1,193 points. Who can ever forget John Russell’s last-second shot against Wilkinsburg? How can we forget Bill Contz’s and Gregg Grimm’s work under the boards, or the way Randy Giannini commanded the court as floor general? The Leps’ success was a team effort that captured some of the most exciting moments in the history of BVA sports. The team had the best sixth man in the league with Doug Indof, Mark McManus, Joe Tordy, and Dan Wassilchalk. In addition, the Leps were rounded out by Marvin “Guy” Bizzelle, Mike Breza, Walt Diethorn, Dave Hoffman, and Richard Zuraw – all who contributed when they were needed. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Belle Vernon Area boys basketball team. We commemorate the team and those involved with that memorable season.

Men’s Church Softball League of the South Hills Seeks Players, Teams Registration is open to teams and/or players wanting to play in the Men’s Church Softball League of the South Hills. Games are played as doubleheaders on Saturdays; sometimes makeup games are played on Fridays based on schedules and time requests. The normal season generally runs through July, depending on teams. Games are played in Bethel Park or Bridgeville. Entry fee is per team or by individual. Contact Bob Keibler, League Commissioner, at 724-518-6072 or

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Save the Date! Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Set for June 15th

Vinnie Graham

Ernest “Roger” Hotz

Jamont Kinds

Dan LaCarte

The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame (MMVASHOF) will hold its 25th annual banquet at the St. Spyridon Hellenic Center, 1205 Grand Blvd., Monessen, on Friday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. This year, six new inductees will be welcomed into the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame, conceived by newsmen Floyd France and John Bunardzya. With the Class of 2018, the total number of inductees is now 248. The original Mon Valley Sports Writers Hall of Fame started in 1951 with the selection of Stan Musial and Bert Rechichar. The Class of 2018 is comprised of Vinnie Graham, Ernest “Roger” Hotz, Jamont Kinds, Dan LaCarte, Jamie Reader, and the deceased John Konek. General Chairman of the Sports Hall of Fame Steve Russell called the selections “the youngest class of inductees [that is] also recognizing the Mon Valley greats of the golden sports era.” The MMVASHOF selection committee includes Chairman Brian Herman; Carl Crawley, Jr.; Dale Hamer; Tom Jenkins; Bill Kubin; Randy Marino; Stan Milchovich; Steve Russell; Bill Hughes; and Dennis Stitch.

UNION FINLEY AREA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OPENS REGISTRATION FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Registration is now open for baseball and softball! Players are welcome from Union Township and all surrounding communities. We are a recreational league and all kids play! Seasonal play begins in April with limited travel. A copy of all new player birth certificates must accompany registration to verify age. Age level is determined by the player's age on January 1, 2018. All requests to play up a level are decided by the league board. Deadline is March 16. Register online at

Basketball Tournaments Scheduled in Washington and Westmoreland Counties for Boys and Girls Teams The 12th annual All Sports Enterprises (ASE) basketball tournaments will be held from March to May in Greensburg and Latrobe (Westmoreland County) and Washington and Canonsburg (Washington County) for all boys and girls teams in 4th - 11th grade. For more information, call 412-952-8021. For all event details, go to or email

Jamie Reader

John Konek

The MMVASHOF is one of 28 chapters of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, made up of four geographical regions. Organized with its induction class in 1963, the state ceremonial dinner rotates between four regions. Along with the Hall of Fame inductees, eighteen senior scholar athletes from local Mon Valley high schools will also be honored. Those high schools include Belle Vernon Area, Bentworth, Brownsville, California, Charleroi, Elizabeth Forward, Monessen, Ringgold, and Yough. Tickets are $45 and seating is limited. To reserve tickets or request program book sponsorship, contact Steve Russell, General Chairman, at 724-258-3823 or email For more information, please visit Additionally, the MMVASHOF displays can be viewed in the lobby at Bentleyville’s Best Western Garden Inn.

Ringgold Grad Scott Nedrow Inducted into Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame Scott Nedrow of Ringgold High School and the University of Pittsburgh was inducted into the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame at Chartiers Country Club on Saturday, Steve Russell (left) and Scott February 3 at a brunch honoring 10 Western Nedrow (right) at the PBC Hall of Pennsylvania basketball legends. Steve Fame awards on February 3, 2018. Russell, General Chairman of the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame (MMVASHOF), joined Nedrow, who was inducted into MMVASHOF last June. The PBC Hall of Fame began honoring the rich basketball tradition from Western Pennsylvania in 1994.

Rostraver Sportsmen’s Club Offers Hunter Safety Class on March 24th The Rostraver Sportsmen’s Club is hosting a hunter safety class on March 24, 2018.The class will be held at the Club House, 559 Cedar Creek Rd., Belle Vernon. The class starts at 8:30 a.m. and includes a free lunch. Anyone wanting to take the class will need to register with the Pennsylvania Game Commission online at their website. Call the club at 724-872-4399 for more information.

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ENTERTAINMENT Student Photography Exhibition Coming to Peters Township Public Library The Peters Township High School photography classes will exhibit their work in the main lobby of the Peters Township Public Library from March 8 through 22 during library hours. "The Gallery" is a display of hundreds of student photographs from the classes and club at the high school. Matted photographs and canvases will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The photography club officers include co-presidents Emily DeNunzio and Samantha Szewczyk, and board members Storie Poness, Jillian Bastyr, Julianna Mankamyer, and Claire Mitchell. For more information about "The Gallery," contact the club sponsor Erin Boni at Photos courtesy of Storie Poness, Julia Csuk and Carla Goldsmith

Robots Return to Cal U for Spring 2018 Competitions Thousands of teens from Western Pennsylvania and across the country design and build robots for contests at California University of Pennsylvania The robots are back at Cal U! This spring, thousands of high school students from western Pennsylvania and across the country will pack their toolkits and bring their custom-designed robots to California University of Pennsylvania. Cal U welcomes the public to four robotics events this season. Admission to all events is free: • March 17: SeaPerch Underwater Robotics. About 200 students from the region’s middle schools and high schools compete to build an underwater robotic rover and test its performance in the Hamer Hall pool. The project is organized in collaboration with the Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh. • March 22-24: FIRST® Robotics, Greater Pittsburgh Regional Competition. In the Convocation Center arena, more than 1,100 high school students from around the globe compete at FIRST® Power Up, putting their 120-pound custom-designed robots to the test in a challenge that recalls classic arcade games. Teams from China join U.S. competitors from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Florida and Hawaii in this exciting competition. • April 12-14: BotsIQ, Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Competition. Teams from 85 regional schools and community organizations battle for dominance in gladiator-style matches in the Convocation Center arena. Sparks fly as the 15-pound ’bots clash, smash and try to trash the competition. A free STEAM Showcase from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14 spotlights science, technology, engineering, arts and math in the region; it includes a visit from the Intermediate Unit 1 Mobile Fab Lab. • May 18-19: National Robotics League. The action is fast and furious when about 70 high school teams from across the country, including some southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ competitors, send their robots into battle inside the Convocation Center arena.

“Anything Goes” to be Performed at Monessen High School March 22nd – 24th “All ashore that’s going ashore!” Theater-goers can follow the purser’s command when the S.S. American docks in the Monessen High School Auditorium for the high school/middle school Group for the Arts production of “Anything Goes,” running from March 22-24. The cast will sing and dance around a two-story ship; the realistic set, authentic props, and patriotic costumes will immediately submerge audience members into the lighthearted atmosphere. “The comedy appeals to the audience because everyone needs a good laugh, and every scene has a comedic aspect to it, including a lot of the songs; and it makes people happy to sit and laugh for two hours in a theater with other people doing the same thing,” said Hilary Brown, director and producer. “Anything Goes” incorporates comedy in a timeless love story that attracts all ages. “One of the main reasons we wanted to do this show, which is lighthearted, is because the world is so bogged down in craziness,” Brown said. “We wanted to do something for the community that would send them out with a tune and a laugh.” The musical was originally a book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, written in the 1930s. The music and lyrics were written by Cole Porter. "Anything Goes" is set aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, where nightclub

singer/evangelist — Reno Sweeney (Milana Sacco) — is en route from New York to England. Her pal, Billy Crocker (Charles Mrlack, III) has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt (Chloe Miller), but the problem is she’s engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Albert Johnson). Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin (Bennett Zboyovsky) and his sidekick-in-crime Erma (Ryan Jordan). With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope's heart. "The show itself is a great musical romantic comedy with funny jokes and great songs that people are familiar with. Just great tunes that people know," Brown said. Tickets for the show are $14 for adults, $12 for students, and $10 for ages 10 and under. Purchasing advance tickets is recommended, but not required. Curtain is at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 and March 24 at 4 p.m. in the Monessen High School Auditorium, 1245 State Road. Tickets can be purchase online at or at the door up until 15 minutes before each performance.

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!




by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski





412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills 2 – Totally ‘80s 3 – Eleven Band (former Mid Life Crisis) 10 – 9 Sundays 17 – St. Patty Party 23 – Jawless Fish 31 – The Vagrants Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis Fridays – Dart Tournament Saturdays – Lod Dart Tournament

412-233-7302 307 Division Dr., Clairton, PA Every Friday-fish fry 11-8 10 - DJ Kate 23 - Paint Night 24 - Tony Janflone 31 - Gerald McGrew (Piano Man)

724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave., Finleyville Fridays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. - close Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. - close

724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 3 – Hillbilly Way 9 p.m. 9 – Allegheny Ramblers 9 p.m. 9 – Jacob’s Ferry Stragglers 11 p.m. 10 – Jackson Gardner 9 p.m. 17 – Ruff Creek 10 p.m. 24 – Marks Brothers 9:30 p.m. 31 – Quick Exit 9:30 p.m.

CRAFTHOUSE STAGE & GRILL/ LEGACY LANES 412-653-2695 5024 Curry Rd., Pittsburgh 1 – Country Line Dancing 2 – Jeff Jimerson and Airborne 3 – Shady Mugs w/the Bill Ali Band 8 – Country Line Dancing 9 – This Indecision 10 – Tongue ‘n Cheek 15 – Country Line Dancing 22 – Sponge + 2 local bands 29 – Country Line Dancing 30 – Cold Hard Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute) Mondays – Buzz Worthy Trivia Tuesdays – Karaoke Royale Wednesdays – Dueling Pianos (featuring the performers of Sing Sing)

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

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

ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 8 – Southern Comfort 8 p.m. 9 – The Regular Joes 9:30 p.m. 10 – Marc Cyler 8 p.m. 23 – Angry Johnny Stangry 9 p.m. 31 – Angel Blue & Brian Blake 8 p.m.

HERMINIE SLOVENE HALL (DOWNSTAIRS) 724-446-0250 South 3rd St., Herminie, PA 11 - Polka Jam 2 – 5 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the Month) 25 - Blues Jam (All jammers welcome) 2 – 5 p.m. (4th Sunday of the Month) Every Friday, old-time country 7-10:30 p.m.

THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh Thursdays – Karaoke Night w/ Upbeat Entertainment 5 p.m. Saturdays – DJ Tim – top 40s music and videos

R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 3 – Jimmy Adler Band 9:30 p.m. 24 – 3 Car Garage Sundays – Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam w/ Special Guest

ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 2 – The Bill Ali Band 9 – FynalTyme 2 16 – Gum Band 23 – The Rock-it Band 30 – Sea of Heads Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke

VALLEY HOTEL 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd., Jefferson Boro (Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd.) Fridays – Open Stage Night - all musicians welcome

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

Fax: 412-249-8177 or e-mail:

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30-Day Challenge Offered at Local Senior Centers

Save the Date!

Several senior centers are offering a 30-day challenge, running from January 1 – June 30, 2018. The goal? Visit your senior center 30 times in the next 6 months, and get a free t-shirt when you complete the challenge! Take the challenge and learn healthy tips for a healthy life style. Make new friends or meet up with old ones. Learn a new crafts or play games. Each center offers a variety of classes and programs. Don’t let the winter blues get to you. Participating centers include Monessen (724-684-6105) and West Newton (724-872-4976).

Neighborhood Memory Café Holds Monthly Meeting in South Hills on March 3rd

Pleasant Hills Public Library Offers Tax Help to Seniors through AARP Pleasant Hills Public Library will host the AARP Tax Help Volunteer on Tuesdays through April 10, 2018 from 12:30 - 8 p.m. AARP Foundation tax aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older. Tax aide volunteers help on a first-come, first-served basis at the library; no appointment is necessary, but there may be a long wait for this popular service. For more information on the paperwork needed to complete tax forms with the volunteers, follow this link: important-tax-documents.htm. For the complete listing of AARP tax aide sites, please follow this link: searchTaxAideLocations.action The Library has received state tax forms, including the PA State 2017 property tax/rent rebate booklet, but has not received federal forms yet. Please call the library at 412-655-2424 or visit the library to see what forms are available. Forms are available in the library’s lobby during regular operating hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Forms can also be printed at the library from the government websites for the regular library printing fee of 20¢ per page, black and white.

SEEKING SENIORS AGES 60 AND UP FOR SOFTBALL TEAMS Wanted: seniors to form softball teams. We currently have a three-team league based out of West Newton, Murraysville and Penn-Trafford and are looking for seniors age 60 and over. This is a senior league with senior bats. Games run from May through August For more information, contact Mike at 412 -860-5975 or email

St. David’s Episcopal Church is host to March’s Neighborhood Memory Café, a monthly gathering for individuals who experience memory problems and their caregivers to socialize with others who are living a similar journey. The Neighborhood Memory Café will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 1-3 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia. A Neighborhood Memory Café is a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can come together once a month in a safe, welcoming space. The mission of a Neighborhood Memory Café is to provide such an environment to enable people with memory loss and their caregivers to connect and remain socially engaged with others who are experiencing similar journeys. Additionally, the Neighborhood Memory Café aims to be a grassroots effort, organized, maintained, and self-sustained by the people that attend. The Neighborhood Memory Café hosted by St. David’s Episcopal Church on the first Saturday of each month. The event is free and open to people with memory loss and their caregivers. For more information, visit or contact Sue Schmidt, coordinator, at

MARCH NEWS FROM VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER Venetia Community Center is located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia and hosts senior lunches. Senior lunches are held monthly and are sponsored by the Washington County Aging Services and the Southwestern PA Area on Aging. These delicious lunches are prepared by the staff of the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers to the Center. All seniors are welcome. Suggested donation is $2. A speaker or music is provided after the luncheon for your information and pleasure. Senior lunches will be served twice in March: March 8 Lunch: 12 p.m. A Speaker from “Freedom Rides” will give us some interesting information on this group, with information on this company for help for all seniors. Come and listen to this presentation to aid all seniors. March 22 Lunch: 12 p.m. Pastor Roberts from the Methodist Church next door will be playing on his guitar with a great program planned for our pleasure. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays in March: Johanna Buri, Carol Berryman, Jance Briscoe, Dolores Huse, Carol Nath, Ray Olenak and Nancy Pochatko Anniversaries in March: Elizabeth and Randy Jefferies

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Washington County AARP Tax Aide Sites Announced Free tax help is available at the following locations: • Bentworth Senior Center, Wed - 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Now through April 4. Call 724-239-5887. • Washington Senior Center, Mon, Tues, Thu - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Now through April 13. Call 724-222-8566. • Presbyterian Senior Center, F - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Now through April 6. Call 724-250-4993. • Burgettstown Senior Center, Thu - 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Now through April 5. Call 724-947-9524. • Midway Firehouse, By appointment only. Now through March 12. Call 724467-0607. • McDonald/Cecil Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Now through April 12. Call 724-743-1827. • Peters Twp. Public Library, Tues, Wed, Thu. Call for hours. Call 724-9419430. Taxpayers MUST make an appointment and bring last year's tax return, all 2017 tax documents, and photo IDs. Taxpayers eligible for the PA property tax and rent rebate must bring original stamped 2017 property tax receipts or a signed form PA 1000 RC from their landlord showing the amount of rent paid for 2017. If you must cancel your appointment, please call as early as possible so that we may help another taxpayer. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified and can prepare federal, state, and local income tax returns as well as PA property tax and rent rebate requests. Completed returns are filed electronically with both the IRS and the PA Department of Revenue unless paper returns are required. There are limitations as to the types of returns that can be prepared and returns including rentals, farm income, depreciation, and businesses with employees will be referred to a paid preparer. Taxpayers with complex returns or large gas well royalties may also be referred to a paid preparer.

Charleroi Area Golden Age Trips for 2018 Scheduled Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Charleroi American Legion, Charleroi at noon. Below is the schedule of bus trips for 2018: June 12 to 15 - Atlantic City. Stay at the Resorts Casino ($35 slot play 3=$20 food coupons), complimentary show coupon. $379 per person based on double occupancy. Down payment is $100 on signing. Final payment due May 3. Depart Charleroi at 8 a.m. June 16 – Greensburg. Palace Theater: The Dynamic “Atlantic City Boys” dinner and a show combo. $110. Down payment is $50 on signing. Full payment due May 3. Depart Charleroi at 12:45 p.m. July 14 – Mentor, Ohio. Fine Art Center. “ABBA” journey into the ‘60s. Dinner at the historic Rider’s 1812 Inn. $105. Down payment is $50 on signing. Final payment due June 1. Depart Charleroi at 12:45 p.m. September 20 to 22 - Washington DC. “Honoring God & Our Veterans.” $369 per person based on double occupancy. Down payment is $50. Final payment due August 2. Depart Charleroi at 7 a.m. November 4 to 18 - Carnival Pride 14-Day Caribbean Cruise. (Limited Series). Depart from Baltimore. Visiting the Ports of Grand Turk, Turk & Caicos, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, and St. Maarten. December 4 to 5 - New York Radio City’s Rockettes and Lancaster Millennium Theatre “Life of Jesus.” $399 based on double occupancy. Down payment $50. Final payment due November 1. Depart Charleroi at 7 a.m. All sales are final. Substitutions accepted, but not provided. Call Sam or Ruth 724-489-9486. Final payment must be made 30 days before trip. 47 ——————————————————————————————————————————

MON VALLEY YMCA ACTIVE ADULT MARCH ACTIVITIES Casino Bus Trips Rivers Casino – Friday, March 2 – Cost $20 p.p. (bus bonus: $20 free play; $5 food voucher) • 9 a.m. pickup at Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot (next to Valley Vending) • 3 p.m. Rivers departure • Register/payment due by February 28 Meadows - Thursday, April 12 – Cost $20 p.p. (bus bonus: $25 free play) • 9 a.m. pickup at Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot (next to Valley Vending) • 2:30 p.m. Meadows departure • Register/payment due by April 6

Humana Health Seminar Thursday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m Positive Thinking: When Life Gives Us Lemons Cost: FREE to the community RSVP by March 19 Movie ‘Hidden Figures’ Wednesday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. Cost: FREE to Community Light snack RSVP by March 12

Lunch & Learns

Leisure Learning Class Friday, March 9 – 6 p.m. – 2-hour class Paint ‘N’ Dip: Paint a wooden plaque of a spring scene Cost: $40 Register/payment by April 2

Mardi Gras Theme Presentation Tuesday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. Special Guest Speaker: Randall Komacko, Physical Therapist at VOR Festive resource tables: blood pressure, food and fun! Special Mardi Gras senior swingthemed class at noon! Cost: FREE to community RSVP by March 2

Group Interest Retired Men’s Social Club – Third Wednesday of the Month – 10:30 a.m. – 1 hour social Discussions include but are not limited to: Bible study, social events on or off-site, and seminars YMCA members only – FREE RSVP by February 26 for March 21

LifeSpan Senior Community Centers Partner with CCAC to Offer Classes for Seniors LifeSpan senior community centers are gearing up for spring in partnership with CCAC. The Bethel Park center will offer arts and crafts and quilting beginning in March. The Century III Mall center starts March with aerobics and healthy cooking. The Chartiers center in Carnegie will offer healthy cooking and quilting for charities. The Heritage House center in Homestead will offer healthy cooking. The Mon Valley Center will have “Bring your Own Device” for instruction on use of cellphones, iPads, etc., and the Steel Valley center in Clairton will have chair exercise. Call early for your reservations. Center phone numbers can be found at, or call LifeSpan’s main office at 412-464-1300 to locate your neighborhood center. 48 —————————————————————————————————————————

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March News from Clairton Area AARP #1612 Clairton Area AARP #1612 will begin their 2018 year of activities on Wednesday, March 28 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Donuts and coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. followed by a brief meeting. March entertainment will be vocalist Ed Caton. Following the entertainment, a hot sandwich will be served for $3/members and $4/non-members. Our tour committee has some great trips planned for 2018 beginning March 20 with an Easter celebration of “Songs of Faith” at Ramada Ligonier and a tour of the Heritage United Methodist Church. Future trips include “Midtown Men” at Heinz Hall; an ark adventure in Kentucky with a stop at the Creation Museum in Cincinnati, OH; and a visit to Sugarcreek, OH to visit with the Amish. Those are just a few of the many trips planned by our committee. Please call Margie at 724-872-1165 or Mary at 412-233-9028 for more information.


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West Newton Center for Active Adults, located at 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is open daily Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is at noon for a $2 donation (over age 65) or a $3.33 donation (65 and under), and reservations for lunch must be made one week in advance. There is a full beauty shop on premises Tuesday – Friday. Call and ask for Judy. Daily card playing, pool, Wii bowling, and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bible study are some of our events. Each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. there are 20 games of nickel a card bingo. The center will be scheduling income tax preparation. For more Center info, call 724-872-4976 and ask for Jody or Lisa, or give us your e-mail address to receive our monthly publication for all events. Below are our March events: March 2, 13, 20 and 27 - Progressive Jackpot Bingo. 11:15 a.m. March 12 - Safe Driving for Seniors. Call to make appointment. March 15 - Coffee & Canvas. $20 includes all supplies with two artist instructors. Call and make a reservation. March 16 - St Patrick's Day Party March 23 - Lunch and a show. Donation at the center for lunch followed by music by the Belaires. $5 for ticket. 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets available at the center. March 26 – Ceramics. $10. 12:30 p.m. Usually, there is a holiday theme and extra ceramics from which to pick. March 27 - Grocery Bingo Every Saturday – Zumba. $6. 9:30 to 10 a.m. Every Tuesday – Join us at 2:30 to 3:30 for Tai Chi exercises Every Monday – Taxes by AARP Volunteers; must phone and make appointment

Bus Trips Lunch and Casino Bus Trip - Lady Luck Casino, March 12 and 22. Enjoy lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the center and depart for Lady Luck Casino in a 14passenger van. Must RSVP. Wheeling Casino Bus Trips - April 18 and May 16. $25. Send your payment for your guaranteed reservation. Mail your check to 103 E. Main St. West Newton, PA 15089. Cleveland Casino Bus Trip - Jacks Casino of Cleveland, June 20. $40 with $25 in free play. This is in Tower City Center Shopping Mall, and you can either join us and shop and eat, or gamble. Departing 8:15 a.m. Send your payment for your guaranteed reservation. Mail your check to 103 E. Main St. West Newton, PA 15089. Gettysburg Bus Trip - April 21. Cost: $152. Includes bus, driver tip, lunch dinner and all tours. Full payment is your reservation; cancellations are accepted only if you replace yourself. Call 724-872-4976 for more information. Mail your check to 103 E. Main St. West Newton, PA 15089.

A small blood sample can detect diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys and circulatory system. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 37-Function Multiphasic Blood Analysis Saturday, March 24 I 7 to 10 a.m. Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center By Appointment Only

Register Monday — Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Wednesday, March 21.

Only $30 per person* 12-hour fast prior to test I Additional blood tests available: • A1C $20 • Prostate (PSA) $20 • Thyroid (TSH) $15 • Vitamin D $20 I Results sent to your family physician I I

Monongahela Senior Center Needs Volunteers

Call 724-258-1282

Volunteers are needed at the Monongahela Senior Center to help deliver homebound meals in the surrounding area. Also, kitchen help needed to serve lunch to seniors at the center. Please phone Alice at 724-2589511 if you are interested in volunteering.


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Home & Garden Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




BALDWIN BOROUGH Patricia Rose Saunders Painting & Contracting (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $85,272) by sheriff's deed. Dawn Lawson Kimberly Lynn Godesky Mary Ann Attanucci John Earl Miller IV and Elizabeth Miller Brandon Enos et al. Benu and Leelawati Mainali Gary Celovsky et al. Heather Piergalski Daniel Manning Bhim Gautam Estate of Florence Gorcey Michael Stein Mildred Susnjar Sheaun and Jennifer Wechter Patricia Moeller aka McNeilly Wendy Stultz and Christopher Lee Estate of Irene Cawley Paul Von Arx and Valentina Perri Kenneth D'Alessandro William Francis Dilla Bank New York Mellon trustee Leslie Smith trustee Stacey Trbovich Michael Patrick Klein

458 Charlotte Drive


3105 Churchview Ave. 3833 Cynthia Drive 4523 McKee Drive 710 Palace Court 570 Charlotte Drive 64 Hartl Lane 101 Joseph St. 1544 Prospect Road 740 Agnew Road 659 Brinwood Ave. 612 Steiner St. 405 Tyler Drive

$70,000. $127,000. $257,000. $105,000. $147,000. $93,000. $103,000. $129,000. $155,000. $112,000. $29,000. $107,900.

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Penny Jones Mark Woods Dwayne McCance

Aja Jones Thomas Robert and Amy Weber Prakash and Bishnu Rai

2442 Romine St. 715 Newport Drive 791 Hill St.

$130,000. $162,000. $174,000.


Robert James Finley

112 Seventh St.


BETHEL PARK Kim Chalfant Spellman Dale Zegarelli et al. James Lilja Alan Rasmussen Kenneth Stoehr Housing & Urban Development Michael Cox Jr. Catherine Konkoleski Estate of Donald Melinchak Catherine Marchetti Kenneth Stoehr Ceramic Tile Sales & More Inc. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Scott Krebs James Brucker Christopher Faber Rywood LLC

William and Elana Glick Anthony Kozak Jr. and Gina Kozak Greg and Stefanie Braeudigam Quicken Loans Inc. Anthony and Margaret Polito NCRC Housing Rehab Fund LLC Michael and Andrea Finch Tuff Properties LLC Nicholas Baker Courtland Forse William McMahon Samsara Co. Jessie Ho Kurt Kharouf Elaine Rieffle Javier Armando Pedreros Ratmiroff Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC

3226 Apache Road 2813-2815 Bethel Church Road 981 Clifton Road 504 Diablo Drive 53 Highland Road 5911 McPherson Ave. 1321 Plantation Drive 5654 Villa Haven Drive 1300 Berryman Ave. 959 Copsewood Drive 53 Highland Road 106 3065 Industrial Blvd. 2403 Morrow Place 321 Rocky Ridge Road 2432 South Park Road 958 Twin Leaf Court 5604 Willow Terrace Drive

$30,500. $390,000. $208,600. $6,732 by sheriff's deed. $15,000. $90,000. $354,900. $56,000. $175,000. $182,000. $150,000. $300,000. $88,000. $352,500. $197,900. $136,900. $145,000.

Mon Valley YMCA Offers ‘Gardening Through the Seasons’ Program Sustainable gardening is a central theme in the Mon Valley YMCA gardening program titled ‘Gardening through the Seasons.’ Six sessions cover what to do in the garden from early spring through late fall. The series addresses garden design, soil preparation, starting seeds indoors, weed and pest control, pruning, pollinator gardens, and other topics for beginning and intermediate gardeners. Master gardeners Peggy Brown and Hazel Murray share their knowledge and enthusiasm for creating beautiful beds and borders and bountiful vegetable gardens. All sessions except the pollinator garden session will be held at the Mon Valley YMCA on the following dates: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, September 15 (Pollinator Garden), and October 13. The fee for all six workshops is $35 or $7 per class. For YMCA members, the cost is $25 for the series or $5 per class. Sign up by contacting Jodi Lignelli at the Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Rd Monongahela. The phone number and website are 724483-8077, Ext. 207 and

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Valley Garden Club Offers Scholarship, Accepts Applications through April 13th The Valley Garden Club, for the seventh year, will be awarding a scholarship to assist a student pursuing an education in the study of horticulture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management or allied sciences. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded for the full academic year and will be given directly to the student to further his or her education. Students attending Belle Vernon, Monessen, California, Frazier, Ringgold or Charleroi High Schools can contact their guidance office for scholarship application and information. The application, essay regarding student’s career goals, two recommendations, and an official transcript must be submitted by April 13, 2018. The Valley Garden Club, established in 1974, meets once a month at Lynnwood Lutheran Church.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller



Robert Bennett Dolores Berlin Richard Jacobson Jane Kittel Estate of Mary Ann Prijatelj Justin DeArmitt Estate of Richard Edward Dillon Charles Scheuble Jr. et al. Gina Hoffman trustee Gary Ferrese William Manz Christopher Ollio et al. Dan Ryan Builders Mid Atlantic LLC Dennis Bishop

Jared Szramowski Joseph and Alice Zipper Diane Jacobson Prahlad Menon Gopalakrishna Bryan Zeuger Varian Mattingly and Lauren Stinespring Megan Sutton and Wyatt Zacchero Christine and Meredith Risati Old Stone Cottage Group LLC Daniel Joseph Grzybek/Cassandora Lombardo Kelly and Melissa Dentel James Curilla Mark Kurta Jr. and Marian Kurta Adam and Jayme Verslype

400 Abbeyville Road 3598 Ashland Drive 2888 Cedar St. 2621 Center St. 996 Clifton Road 3293 Eastview Road 1132 Greenbriar Drive 159 Iron Run Road 185 Meadowbrook Drive 2763 Milford Drive 5361 S. Pennsylvania Ave. 2809 Walnut St. 5597 Willow Terrace Drive 1170 Woodlawn Ave.

CHARLEROI Michael Resetar Joseph Rettura James McKenna

Robert and Elizabeth Elliott David Hacker Lamar Edwards

104 Luella Ave. $91,500. 729 McKean Ave. $26,000. 1011 Lower Meadow Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $29,900).

DONORA Estate of James Michael Belak Max Chywski William Patch Frank Coppi Robert Eckenrode Joyce Sawa

US Bank NA trustee James McDonough II Mikeal and Kristen Jacobs Bank New York Mellon Trust Co. NA trustee Cliff Chismo Jere and Chilufya Nibbs Musonda Merle Reed

646 Fourth St. McKean Ave. 117 S. Allen Ave. 114 Thompson Ave. 305 First St. 651 Fifth St.


Craig Stephenson

719 Fifth Ave.

of Pittsburgh

Price $73,000. $225,000. $80,000. $170,000. $137,000. $157,950. $132,000. $260,000. $90,000. $194,000. $175,000. $155,000. $398,343. $192,000.

$1,037 by sheriff's deed. $5,000. $30,000. $1,141 by sheriff's deed. $2,000. $6,000. $85,000.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Don Cochenour et al. Jason Bortz David Schneider Terry Johnston Butler's Golf Course Inc. Michael Burgos Estate of Irene Nystrom Mario Oddis Louis Opfer Jack Smith

Christopher and Chelsea Freund Carol and Carl DeBiase Joel Adams Jason and Kimberly Bortz Nill Family L.P. Jay Hoar Betty Torgent Jeffrey and Kathleen Brady Mark and Michele Strycula Norma Jean Williams and Brad Burd

800 Billicks Lane 207 Dennis St. 70 Duncan Station Road 741 Fallen Timber Road Boyds Hollow Road Fowles Ave. 154 Mt. Vernon Drive 224 Lincoln Hall Road 5704 Meade St. 573 Simpson Howell Road

$250,000. $150,000. $145,500. $240,000. $25,000. $1,500. $82,600. $155,000. $89,500. $25,000.

FINLEYVILLE Huntington National Bank

Joseph and Joanne Carone

Route 88


JEFFERSON HILLS Estate of Mary Hupp

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Estate of Michael Yovich Estate of Walter Eroline

Central Penn Capital Management LLC 1111 Dale St. $63,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $135,090) by sheriff's deed. Michael and Katie Lafferty Old Clairton Road $24,000. Jeffrey and Rebekah Gonzales 111 Providence Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $294,745). Michael and Valerie Boyd 409 Stilley Road $178,000. Tika and Bindu Sapkota 603 W. Bruceton Road $324,085. Hillary Kristen Minick and Matthew Haberstock 321 Hunters Field Circle $418,295. Portvue Plumbing 195 Wall Road $200,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $694,602) by sheriff's deed. Mark and Randi Welshonose 702 Old Clairton Road $90,000. Dennis Eroline 215 Spartz Drive $53,000.

MONESSEN David Espey Gina D'Alfonso Federal National Mortgage Assn. Housing & Urban Development Albert Gaudio Jacqueline Yuhas Bryan Neason Christopher Paglia Robert Kunkle

Rona Crow 224 Aliquippa Ave. Christopher and Heidi Marie Martin 791 Crest Drive Nick Francia 32 Monessen Blvd. Streamlined Investments LLC 327 Ridge Ave. Dale Zegarelli 24 Willow Drive Alan and Diane Miller 1058 Alexander Ave. Jamie Sethman and Margaret Lehman 1330 Athalia Ave. Bryon Octavio Rivera Vasquez and Ericka Ireny Marr 1187 Graham Ave. William Devine and Carmella Moore Devine Summit Ave.

MONONGAHELA Housing & Urban Development Letitia Kinder Judith Hillman GT Pro Investments LLC Sara Holloway

Raffaele Casale APJ Home Solutions LLC Jason Bick Seth and Kayla Marie McDermit Cristina Fries

Robert Triffanoff et al. Gary McGuirk Jr. Premier RE Solutions LLC Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. John Gagliardi estate et al.

1115 Fourth St. 544 Bertram St. 108 First Ave. 716 Lincoln St. 407 Grandview Ave.

$33,000. $114,900. $28,500. $77,755. $58,000. $57,500. $37,000. $20,500. $1,329 by sheriff's deed. $23,600. $10,000. $94,000. $71,500. $95,000.

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NEW EAGLE Estate of Judith Shaw Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agy

Pittsburgh Rental Solutions LLC David Miller

PETERS TOWNSHIP James Short II Peter Allen Matthew Hinnebusch David Troutman Generoso Pascual Great Meadows L.P.

Address 427 Main St. 108 Morton St.


Price $20,000. $27,500.

Thomas and Elise Drake Steven John and Martina Heidi Bauer Brent and Jennifer Theis Lu Xu and Qingmei Wang Robert and Lauren Sciulli Adam and Elizabeth Oshnock

717 Crosswinds Drive $395,000. 113 Doubletree Drive $433,600. 343 Lincoln Drive $254,900. 60 Lintel Drive $400,000. 103 Saratoga Drive $387,500. 121 Scenic Ridge Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $82,800). William Perri Andrew and April Yackuboskey 118 Spring Meadow Drive $441,150. Brandon l Kruse 2014 Rev. Family tr Lauren Keating 215 Canterwood Drive $545,500. Christopher Markel Peter Forman 537 Cortland Drive $390,000. Valeta Schneider Matthew Paul Hinnebusch et al. and Cynthia Jones 137 Driftwood Drive $470,000. David Smith Nicki Wade 103 Farmview Place $399,900. Aaron Todd Bellar William and Kirby Novak 253 King Richard Drive $480,000. Barbara Rotunda Shawn and Holly Bright 109 Singletree Drive $525,000. Terry Pepper John and Janet Diethorn 115 Stratford Drive $470,000. Dennis Scarff Peters Township School District 263 Center Church Road $240,000. Ronald Gasher Kristen Sadaly 215 E. Edgewood Drive $226,500. David Lindsay John Bennett III and Ashley Bennett 111 S. Heide Ave. $270,000. Wendy Blough Charles Trax 120 Sandpiper Lane $155,000. Joseph Richetti Justin and Brooke Tennant 274 Sienna Trail $105,000. Wayne Coffield Anthony and Sheena Broering Sugar Camp Road $2,700. K Squared Developments LLC Tri River Assoc. LLC 501 Valley Brook Road $1,280,000. Susan Brandstatter Larry Bunn 311 Village Green Drive $375,000. PLEASANT HILLS Gary Bornak Helping Hand Real Estate LLC Sally Caldrone

Nicholas and Amber Dean Anthony Guerra and Toni Lynn Bauer Lindsay Mai Thi Tat

459 Old Clairton Road 152 Broadway Ave. 112 Green Drive

$191,000. $250,000. $135,000.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions

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

• Brentwood • Carroll Twp • Clairton • Donora • Dunlevy • Fallowfield • Forward Twp • Monessen • Nottingham Twp • North Belle Vernon • North Charleroi • Rostraver

Visit our website to view these transactions



Estate of Diane Marie Cleary Williams PLEASANT HILLS Estate of Robert Schneider Xiao Ming Yang Marlene Unrath

Beshar Al Baka

131 Slater Drive


Beth Ann Brickett and Amy Martinetti Shane Stinson and Danielle Sidick Eileen Solinas

337 Grace St. 245 Tara Drive 310 Traverse Drive

$60,000. $189,000. $159,900.

James and Katie Kamauf US Bank NA trustee Frank and Deborah Bonanno James and Brndi Noll Beth and Alexander French Richard Karas and Cryal Kreamer John David and Kristy Ziegler Jason and Kristen Styer

1637 Main Blvd. 3826A Grant St. 1968 Hertford Drive 1925 Riggs Road 6805 Vara Drive 1268 Armstrong Drive 2517 Bonnie Dell Drive 2228 Maureen Drive

SOUTH PARK Central Penn Capital Mgmt LLC Lisa McCracken Richard Boehm Margaret Takach Paul Rumancik Jr. Robert Baldauf Quality Rentals Estate of Rosemarie Thomas

UNION TOWNSHIP Champion Stores Inc. Consolidation Coal Co. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Vincent Massari WHITEHALL Craig Joseph Novak Larry Hastie et al. Jane Hunnewell trustee Schneider's Dairy Inc. Linda Dunlap trustee et al.

Norbert Graf III Rohit and Karshila Subedi Michael Cox Jr. and Lindsay Cox Whitehall Care Group LLC LDK Jasper LLC

Daniel Barone Estate of Claire Davies

Alicia Gower Shyam and Tika Rai



$137,000. $1,723 by sheriff's deed. $245,000. $144,200. $164,900. $214,900. $64,680. $165,000.

Route 837 6607 Shady Ave. 5110 Fieldcrest Drive 514 Glowood Drive 4727 W. Lawnview Ave. 3401 Provost Road 3000 Clairton Blvd. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $403,674). 157 Shadowlawn Drive 4506 Stilley Road

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$6,400. $78,000. $129,000. $139,900. $230,000. $790,000. $1 $104,500. $139,000.

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3 tips to Prepare to Sell Your Home

Combine & Savve e.

Because spring is such a popular time to sell a home, homeowners who want to put their homes on the market should use winter as an opportunity to prepare their homes for the prying eyes of prospective buyers. The following tips can help homeowners during the pre-selling preparation process.

1. Address the exterior of the home. A winter winds down, homeowners who want to sell their homes should make an effort to address anything that might negatively affect their homes’ curb appeal. A study of homes in Greenville, S.C., from researchers at Clemson University found that the value of homes with landscapes that were upgraded from “good” to “excellent” increased by 6 to 7 percent. If it’s in the budget, hire professional landscapers to fix any problematic landscaping or address any issues that arose during the winter. Homeowners with green thumbs can tackle such projects on their own, but hiring professionals is akin to staging inside the home.

2. Conquer interior clutter. Clutter has a way of accumulating over the winter, when people tend to spend more time indoors. Homeowners who want to put their homes on the market in spring won’t have the luxury of waiting until spring to do their “spring” cleaning, so start clearing any clutter out in winter. Just like buyers are impressed by curb appeal, they are turned off by clutter. The Appraisal Institute suggests homeowners clear clutter out of their homes before appraisers visit, and the same approach

Eliminating pet odors, including those associated with pets, can help homeowners prepare their homes for prospective buyers.

can be applied to open houses. Buyers, like appraisers, see cluttered homes as less valuable. In addition, a home full of clutter might give buyers the impression, true or not, that the home was not well maintained.

3. Eliminate odors. A home’s inhabitants grow accustomed to odors that might be circulating throughout the house. Pet odor, for instance, might not be as strong to a home’s residents as it is to guests and prospective buyers. A thorough cleaning of the house, including vacuuming and removal of any pet hair that accumulated over the winter, can help to remove odor. In the weeks leading up to the open house, bathe pets more frequently, using a shampoo that promotes healthy skin so pet dander is not as prevalent. Open windows when the weather allows so more fresh air comes into the home. Spring is a popular and potentially lucrative time to sell a home, and homeowners who spend winter preparing their homes for the market may reap even greater rewards.

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School News...School News St. Elizabeth Elementary School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

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St. Elizabeth Elementary School recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week. A variety of activities were planned, and both students and faculty had a good time!

Preschool Registration for Fall 2018 Now Open at Christ Lutheran Registration for the fall 2018 term at Christ Lutheran Preschool is now open for children who will be four years old by December 31, 2018. Please call us at 724-872-7177 to have a registration packet mailed to you or call Stacey at 724288-4293 to schedule a personal visit. Sign up today at Christ Lutheran Preschool, where a kid can be a kid!

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Ringgold Kindergarten Registration Scheduled for March 13th – 15th Registration for all children who plan to attend kindergarten or first grade for the 2018-2019 school year will be conducted in the Ringgold School District on March 13 and 15, 2018. Parents should not register children for the first grade if they are attending kindergarten in the Ringgold School District at the present time. These children have already been registered. A child registering for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school term must be five before September 1, 2018. Children who have not attended kindergarten and are to be registered for the first grade must contact the building principal and arrange to have their children tested with the present kindergarten classes by April 7, 2018. Ringgold School District has adopted a policy regarding the early admission of children to kindergarten and first grade. Parents of children who do not the normal age requirements (age 5 by September 1 for kindergarten and age 6 by September 1 for first grade) must request early admission in writing by July 6, 2018. This request must be sent to the building principal. Parents are advised only exceptional children will be granted early admission. Parents must present the child’s birth certificate or some proof of the child’s date of birth, along with two proofs of residency (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement, tax bill, etc.) at the time of registration. Vaccination against small pox is no longer required for admission to public schools in Pennsylvania; however, the following immunizations are requirements for all students entering school for the first time in either kindergarten or the first grade: • 4 doses of diphtheria tetanus pertussis (one being on or after the fourth birthday) • 4 doses of polio (OPV or JPVJ • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine • 2 doses of measles vaccine (preferably MMR) • 2 doses varicella (chicken pox) or documentation of history of chicken pox disease Children will not be admitted to school for the 2018-2019 school term if they have not been properly immunized. Please bring immunization records at time of registration; if you do not have proper proof of immunizations, you will not be able to register child for kindergarten. Also acceptable would be proof of appointment within 5 days of school starting.Registration is scheduled from 9 - 11 a.m. and from 1 – 3 p.m. on the following dates: • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Ringgold Elementary School North 724-348-7205 • Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Ringgold Elementary School South 724-258-8454 Please bring your child with you to registration. In case of a 2-hour delay, registration will only occur in the afternoon. If you have any questions, please call the building principal of the elementary school that your child will attend.

St. Elizabeth Elementary School Opens Registration for 2018-2019 School Year Saint Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills offers full-day 4year-old preschool five days a week! Parents can choose from the following options: 3 days (MWF) half-day or full-day or 5 days– half-day or full-day. We are also accepting registrations for 3-year-old preschool, which runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. If you would like to get more information about our nurturing, hands-on, fun learning environment, please call 412-881-2958, or email We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

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Local Students Compete in Upcoming US Department of Energy National Science Bowl Students from local middle and high schools are participating in an upcoming competition to determine the team to represent your region of Pennsylvania in the middle school National Finals of the US Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl® (NSB). 2018 marks the 28th NSB, which the DOE Office of Science launched to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math. The winning team members from the regional competition will receive allexpenses-paid trips to Washington, DC to compete in DOE’s National Science Bowl from April 26 to April 30. The winner of the national competition will win prizes for the team members and their schools. Local schools participating: • Fort Couch Middle School • Independence Middle School • Peters Twp. Middle School • Pleasant Hills Middle School • Ringgold Middle School • West Mifflin Area Middle School • Baldwin Senior High School • Bethel Park High School • Canon-Mcmillan Senior High School • Charleroi Area High School • Mt. Lebanon Senior High School • Thomas Jefferson High School • Upper Saint Clair High School • Yough Senior High School

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Offers Free, Quality Preschool If your child will be three or four years old before September 1, 2018, now is the time to enroll in Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts for next fall! Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts offers free, quality preschool to help your child learn the skills he or she needs to be ready and excited for kindergarten. The program features: • Highly qualified teachers, with experience working with young children • Small class sizes so teachers have lots of time for your child • A curriculum and learning activities that help your child thrive • A review of your child’s development with teachers to help your child reach his potential • Breakfast and lunch provided at no cost to families Classes are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at: Ringgold Elementary School North, 3685 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville. Who can apply: • Children who are three or four years old before September 1, 2018 • Children who live in families earning 300% of the federal poverty level or less • Families must be Pennsylvania residents How to apply: • Call 724-225-9550 x 457 to fill out an application over the phone • Apply in person during Kindergarten registration • Fill out an application in your elementary school office by April 1, 2018 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is available at no cost to families, but space is limited. Apply today! 59 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Head Start/Early Head Start Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Program Year Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 program year for Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County, a program of the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC). Staff will be recruiting throughout Fayette County beginning inMarch. Feel free to call and schedule a time to come meet our instructors, tour the classrooms, ask questions, and fill out an application. Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County provides comprehensive early childhood education services to low-income families with children birth to age five and pregnant women, including complete services to children with disabilities and other special needs. Early Head Start provides home-based services to pregnant women and children up to three years of age and their families at no cost to the parent. Instructors visit families in their homes for 90 minutes per week to work on children’s learning goals with the parent. Instructors also help parents find ways to meet family needs through community resources and services. The Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program provides center-based services that support high-quality care tolow-income families with infants and toddlers enrolled in participating child care centers at no additional cost to the parent. Families are also offered monthly visits in order to provideaccompanying comprehensive services to the families such as social service, nutrition and mental health referrals. The Head Start program, which is also at no cost to the parent, prepares preschoolers, aged three to five years, to make the transition into kindergarten. Head Start services are offered through classroom- and home-based options. The home-based model is the same as noted above for the Early Head Start program. Classroom services are offered at various locations throughout the county, 5 days per week, 6 hours per day. In all options, children learn how to get along with other children while exploring and learning through play.The children develop a variety of school readiness skills including fine motor, gross motor, math, language and literacy. Through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, children are served healthy and nutritious meals and snacks while attending Head Start classroom and homebased socials. Parents are encouraged to participate in program planning and decision-making.Volunteer opportunities in the classroom allow parents to learn more about how to be involved in their child’s learning and development. Research has consistently shown that children who enter school with a strong educational background succeed academically and later in life. If you are interested in signing your child up for Head Start or Early Head Start, please call our office at 724-430-4818 or visit us at

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

Bentleyville Public Library March Events All events will be at the library's temporary location at the Fairpoint Building 608 Main Street in Bentleyville. Storytime for ages 30 months to 5 years meets every Monday at 11 a.m. starting March 5. Please register. TOPS meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Coffee and Crayons meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Historical Society meets March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Book Club meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Friends of the Library meets on Monday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. The library is closed March 30.

COMMUNITY CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY 3677 Myrtle Avenue Castle Shannon, PA 15234 412-563-4552 Heather Myrah, Library Director Heather Weleski-Youth Services Coordinator

Castle Shannon Library Offers Crafternoons for Adults at the Library Wednesday, March 21 from 2:30 4:30 p.m. Monthly Theme: Felting Join us the third Wednesday of each month for Crafternoons. We will meet downstairs in the program room. Bring your best craft ideas with you. This is an informal gathering and a chance to meet new people and learn new craft ideas.

Adults ages 18 and over welcome. Registration is appreciated for this program because it helps us prepare adequate materials.

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

Monongahela Area Library Offers Egg Science Program Egg Science - March 22 from 5-6 p.m. Who says science stinks? Come join us for some egg-citing (and possibly smelly) science experiments. For ages 6+. Stop in to sign up at the front desk or call 724-258-5409 to register.

DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY 510 Meldon Avenue Donora, PA 15033 724-379-7940 Director: Mark Bizzell Boyer

Donora Public Library Knit and Crochet Group Now Meeting Weekly Ready to put some fiber in your relaxation diet? We're talking yarn fiber here, not roughage (although that's OK, too), and the opportunity to exercise your knitting and crocheting skills from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Donora Public Library, 510 Meldon Ave., Donora. No skills? No problem—we'll teach you, and we're not judgmental! You can apply your yarn to make your own project, or join us in using donated yarn to create gifts for area charities. We're currently making receiving blankets destined for Jefferson Hospital's Neonatal Unit, and, this past Christmas, we gave afghans and lap robes to the Avis Arbor Women's Shelter. We welcome beginners and the very

rusty, and there is no charge. For directions, call the Donora Public Library at 724-379-7940 between 11a.m. -7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, or 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday. We hope to see you soon!

gram. He lives just outside of Pittsburgh with his wife, Heidi, and a cat named Francesca. Find him on YouTube at Jason Jack Miller or Small Space Big Life, or tweet him @jasonjackmiller.



326 Donner Avenue Monessen, PA 15062 724-684-4750 Library Director: Dave Zilka

301 Lindsay Road Scott Township, PA 15106 412-429-5380 Contact: Angelina Levy

Monessen Public Library Hosts Local Author Jason Jack Miller

Scott Township Public Library Offers Monthly Film Series

As part of the Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center Author Series, the library will host local author Jason Jack Miller on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a book signing and discussion session. Jason Jack Miller was a record store clerk at a time when record stores mattered, a whitewater raft guide on some of Appalachia’s wildest rivers, and a concierge in one of Florida’s finest hotels. He chases experiences and then transforms them into stories. Some of these stories can be found in his Murder Ballads and Whiskey series. The first three books are currently available: The Devil and Preston Black, Hellbender, and The Revelations of Preston Black. Hellbender won the Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award. The next installment, All Saints, was released in March 2018. His career got its start when he coauthored an outdoor travel guide with his wife in 2006. Since then, his work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals, online, as part of a travel guide app for mobile phones, and in the award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft. He is a high school science teacher, and is now an instructor and mentor in Seton Hill University’s prestigious Writing Popular Fiction MFA pro-

PAGE TO SCREEN: THE WOMAN IN WHITE Adults only - Monday, March 26, 2 – 4 p.m. Join us each month as we screen a film adaptation of a popular book! Popcorn provided. This month’s selection is The Woman in White, based on Wilkie Collins' Victorian classic. Please visit for more programs.

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

West Newton Public Library March News Hours of operation: Monday and Thursday, 12 - 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 12 – 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Check out our beautiful new website and like us on Facebook. We have a wonderful small library with a very large variety on our NEW shelf: DVDs, hardcovers, paperbacks, and a junior room, easy room, nonfiction room and three computers for public use. Come in, relax in our reference room and

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LIBRARY News..LIBRARY News...LIBRARY read a large variety of newspapers and magazines. Membership is free and we are a member of WLN network, where you can request any book or DVD and the van will deliver it for pick-up the next day. Stop in and apply for your library card with proper identification and open your world to a wonderful reading experience. We are currently accepting book donations. No textbooks or encyclopedias, please. We are also accepting donations of used jewelry for our upcoming April fundraiser sale. Donations can be dropped off during regular hours.

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

Whitehall Public Library Offers Friday Night Yoga Friday Yoga with Natalie! - Friday, March 16 from 6 – 7 p.m. Come practice vinyasa-style yoga on Friday nights at 6 p.m. with Natalie. Breathe, move, stretch, and relax! All levels are welcome from beginners to more experienced yogis. Bring a mat,

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ROSTRAVER PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 Plaza Drive Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5511 Library Director: Naomi Cross

Rostraver Public Library Hosts Purse Bingo Event Purse Bingo - Sunday, March 18 at the Church of St. Anne. 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon out with a chance to win prizes while supporting the library. Prizes include purses by Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Cinda B, and Michael Kors. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets include 20 games and a dauber. Early birds, specials, food, beverages, tip boards, and pull tabs will be available for purchase. Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs.


Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza from Finleyville Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large 1 Topping pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the The Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)

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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. What was the name of the young man from Clairton who walked to Florida? When is “Anything Goes” being performed at Monessen High School? Where can youth and parents learn about the drug epidemic? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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Local Worship The Bible Chapel Rostraver Campus Introduces Pastor Nate Stevens as New Campus Pastor

The Bible Chapel Rostraver Campus, formerly Pricedale Union Church, continues to grow in size and reach, and is now pleased to welcome Campus Pastor Nate Stevens to the Mon Valley. Nate joins The Bible Chapel’s staff to act as primary contact and shepherd for the congregation at the Rostraver site, and cites his passion and focus for ministry as “drawing people into a meaningful relationship with Jesus.” When asked what he is looking forward to as he begins this new chapter of his life, he replied, “I’m looking forward to building meaningful relationships, creating a new home for my family, and getting to know and enjoy the people of the Mon Valley community.” Nate was born and raised in Boyertown, Pennsylvania before graduating in 2010 with a Master of Theology (ThM) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After two years serving at a church in eastern Pennsylvania, he moved to the Central Valley region in California where he spent five years serving a rural church that is home to many of the region’s agricultural workers. Now, Nate and his wife of 11 years, Summer, have returned to the eastern side of the country to continue their ministry along with their five children, ages seven months to nine years. The Bible Chapel Rostraver Campus is located at 203 Johnson Ave., Belle

Vernon. Services are held on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. with other classes and activities held during the week. For more information, visit

Praise & Worship Service Scheduled at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name is planning an entirely different evening for its first meeting of 2018 at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 19 at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth. It will be an evening entirely devoted to thanking, praising, and worshipping the LORD in song and Word. President Virgie Vidil stated, “The Lord has called us to start out our new year with a meeting of praise. We are inviting you to join us for a time of entering God’s gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, to enjoy His sweet presence in a very special way, and to give Him all of the glory, honor and praise He so richly deserves.” May your hearts be lifted as guest vocalists glorify the Lord in song, and Chuck DeBellis brings a short message to encourage you. All are welcome to attend. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-3844882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-3843299.

Faith Community Church Lakeside Hosts ‘Walk with Jesus’ Event to Prepare for Easter Faith Community Church Lakeside in McMurray, PA is hosting a Walk with Jesus event on Saturday, March 24 from 1-5 p.m. Come discover Easter and the events leading up to it in a way you'll never forget! Prepare to be moved and inspired as you journey through Easter week. As you visit each station, you will discover the powerful emotions and sacrifice of

Jesus’ last days on earth—and experience the joy of His resurrection! Designed for families to experience together, this event is perfect for all ages. Join us as we welcome Jesus on Palm Sunday, sit down for the Last Supper, experience the stillness in the Garden of Gethsemane, discover the sacrifice given for us on Good Friday, and finally, rejoice in the Resurrection! For more information visit

First United Methodist Church of Monongahela March Events The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. Below is their schedule of events for March: Friday Night Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Vacation Bible School Showcase, presented by Cokesbury, will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, where 11 different VBS programs will be highlighted for VBS directors. All churches are welcome. Family Movie Night features “The Jesus Film” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. “The Jesus Film” tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament, here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman Empire and resurrection on the third day. A Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held from 3 - 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each. Jim Sykes Organ Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Maundy Thursday Communion Worship will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The Pastor’s Study on “Vital Conversations on Race, Culture, and Justice” continues on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. through the month of March.

Each Sunday, we have Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Small groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. The Youth Fellowship meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday. If you are looking for hands-on ways to be in ministry, come join our card ministry team, help with sewing projects for missions, or get involved in the community food bank ministry. For more information, contact the 724-258-7054. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome!

Holy Family Parish in West Newton Plans Tenebrae Service Holy Family Parish, 225 N. Second Street, West Newton, will celebrate its first Tenebrae service on Good Friday evening, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, and through prayer, meditation, the reading of Scripture and music, we recall Christ's passion and death. All are welcome to attend and prepare for the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.

Jefferson United Presbyterian Church Releases Easter Season Schedule Jefferson United Presbyterian Church is located at 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. Easter sunrise services are scheduled for 7 a.m., followed by breakfast. Easter services are scheduled for 11 a.m. with a message from Rev. Dr. Larry Ruby. Call 412-653-4797 for more information.

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Good Friday Miracle Healing Service Planned at Charleroi’s Mel Hileman Ministries Full Gospel Fellowship Church Rev. Mel Hileman is holding a special Good Friday miracle healing service on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Mel Hileman Ministries Full Gospel Fellowship Rev. Mel Hileman Church located at 10th and Upper Crest Streets in Charleroi, PA. We gather to thank God for providing the atonement for our sins through the death of His son Jesus Christ at Calvary. This will be an evening of great rejoicing and thankfulness for all that Jesus provided for us on the cross at Calvary. When we lift our voices in praise and worship to the heavenly Father, His Holy Presence comes among us and does miraculous things— needs of one’s body, mind, soul, and spirit are met. Brother Mel will be ministering the Word of God, praying for special needs, and believing God to do the impossible for those who trust Him. Joyful praises in song will be led by the high energy music ministry of BJ Collins and his band with special music offered by other anointed vocalists and musicians. Come receive the miracle God has for you as we celebrate Jesus Christ this Resurrection weekend. For further information call 724-379-5356 or 412327-0525.

Jefferson United Methodist Church Now Taking Easter Roll Orders, Plans Bake Sale Order homemade Easters rolls from Jefferson United Methodist Church. They are $10 each (apricot, nut, or poppy seed) with pick-up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2017. Phone orders will be taken through Sunday, March 24, 2017. Please call: 412 653-3222, option 3. Additionally, on March 24, there will also be an Easter bake sale from 9 a.m. to

1 p.m. Lots of homemade goodies will be available for sale: cakes, pies, candy, cupcakes, and Easter rolls. Jefferson United Methodist Church is located at 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, and can be reached at 412 6533222, option 3.

Lenten Season Services Offered at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church March Lenten worship opportunities are offered at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, ECO. Mingo Church is located two miles south of Finleyville, at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road. Sunday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. Children's Easter play during worship service. Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m. - Mingo hosts the Finleyville Interfaith Community Palm Sunday worship service. Rev. Alberta Hall of the First Baptist Church will be preaching. Refreshments follow worship. Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service with communion. Friday, March 30, noon - 3 p.m. Good Friday prayer service. You may come and go as you wish.

Easter Services Announced for Mon-Yough Trinity Charge Palm Sunday, March 25 - regular services at each church • Concord UMC at 8:45 a.m. • Perryopolis UMC at 10 a.m. • Belle Vernon First UMC at 11:15 a.m. Good Friday, March 30 - A Tenebrae service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Belle Vernon First. All are invited to attend. Easter Sunday, April 1 - Sunrise service at 7 a.m. at Belle Vernon First with the youth leading the service. Traditional service at 8:45 a.m. at Concord UMC and at 10 a.m. at Perryopolis UMC. NOTE: There will be no 11:15 a.m. service at BelleVernon First this year.

Rev. Tom Ravasio to Kick Off New Year at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship It’s time to resume the monthly meetings of the Monongahela chapter of The Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name after a short winter hiatus. The first 2018 meeting of praise and worship will be held in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, March 1. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Please enter the church from the Chess Street side. Guest speaker, Pastor Tom Ravasio, serves as an associate pastor of Journey by Grace Free Methodist Church, located on Route 51 in Rostraver Township. He also is Guest speaker, the founder and Pastor Tom Ravasio director of Shekinah Western Camp Ranch located in Charleroi, PA, a non-profit and non-denominational Christian organization where, over the years, he has led thousands of young people to the Lord. Pastor Tom loves using spiritual analogies to remind youth that God loves them and has a wonderful plan for their life. He is also the author of the end-times children’s series, “Lord of the Horses.” All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882, Barbara Simpson at 724-258-4293, or Charlene Pezzoni at 724-258-4516.

South Hills Assembly of God Church March Events South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for March. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction and open meeting, is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m. The groups separate out into their own small groups. Grief Share, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. noon OR 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. through April 12. Grief Share is a safe, caring place to come and share your loss with people who understand and want to offer comfort and encouragement during a very difficult time in your life. You will learn what is really normal when you are grieving, how to take the time you need to grieve your loss, and that there is hope for the future in this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching, followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time. The Alpha Course meets from 6 9:30 p.m. on Fridays through March 30. A free dinner is provided with DVD teaching and small group discussion to introduce the basics of Christianity. Alpha is for everyone, especially those investigating Christianity, newcomers to the church, new Christians, and those who want to learn more. Meet people, have fun and learn a lot! Call to register.

Publish your news for FREE! PRESS RELEASES, EVENTS, HAPPENINGS, ORGANIZATION NEWS OR BUSINESS NEWS. Email: 64 ————————————————————————————————————————— ALOISIO, Daniel John, 35, of Jefferson Hills, died January 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ANTONELLI, Dominic “Nick”, 67, of Monongahela, died February 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BANDINI, Terry, 80, of Daisytown, died January 12. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BARKER, George, 61, of South Park, died January 24. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BARNDOLLAR, Carmen P., 85, of North Charleroi, died February 2. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. BENDEL, George “Butch” Jr., 71, of Jefferson Hills, died January 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BERTOVICH, Martha, 87, formerly of Bentleyville and Jefferson Hills, died February 7. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BOWER, Ella, 100, Castle Shannon, died January 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BOYD, Mary E., 62, of Monongahela (Carroll Township), died February 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BRINSKA, Viola A. (RUZZI), 88, of Finleyville, died February 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CAVALOVITCH, Lois L., 87, of Castle Shannon, died February 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CHACKO, Francis “Frank”, 69, of Willow Grove, PA (formerly of Charleroi), died February 2. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. CONTEEN, James Edward, 69, of South Park, died February 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CUMMINGS, Patricia, 89, of South Park, died January 14. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DAMAS, Carmella D., 85, of Monessen, died January 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DELSARDO, Gladys A. (ENTINGER), 85, of Baldwin Borough, died January 30. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. DUNCAN, Annie (KISH), 27, of Kettering, OH (formerly of Jefferson Hills), died January 12. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. EDDY, Richard Franklin, 82, of Bethel Park, died February 1. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FERGUSON, Eileen H., 82, of Jefferson Hills, died January 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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Recent Local Death Notices FORGACS, Francis E. Sr., 95, of West Mifflin, died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GAHAGEN, Mary L. (HOGAN), 100, of Clairton, died February 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GALLO, John, 76, of Upper St. Clair, died January 13. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HAMILTON, John P., 79, of Bethel Park, died February 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HICKEY, Dorothy S., 91, of Baldwin, died January 22. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. JORDAN, Ann (Sucevic), 81, of Monongahela, died January 23. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JORDAN, Barney R., 91, of Finleyville (formerly of South Park), died February 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KELCH, George E., 79, of Finleyville, died January 11. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KIRK, Sharon, 75, of Bethel Park, died February 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KRAUS, John M. “Jack”, 93, of Baldwin, died January 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KUSAJ, Doris J., 78, of Belle Vernon, died January 31. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. LaBUE, Marge Francis “Bunnie”, 66, of South Park / Bethel Park, died January 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LaGAMBO, Raymond J., 86, of Baldwin, died January 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LANG, Dolores (Pauley), 88, of Clairton (formerly of South Park), died January 28. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LEUTHOLD, Jean Murray, 93, of Baldwin, died January 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LUBAWSKI, Robert Joseph Jr., 50, of Finleyville, died January 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McMICHAEL, Mabel E., 98, of Washington, PA (formerly of Charleroi), died January 17. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MERRITT, Violet M., 73, of Charleroi, died January 25. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. MIKUSH, Tamara S., 58, of South Park, died January 29. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MILESKY, Carol Ann, 79, formerly of Finleyville, died January 25. Arrangements by

Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MINFORD, Howard E. “Howdy”, 92, of Bridgeville (formerly of West Mifflin), died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MOON, James F., 89, of Fallowfield, died February 2. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. NANGLE, Tressia Rose, 57, of Monessen, died January 24. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. NICHOLS, Larry R., 70, of Fallowfield, died January 24. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. OMAHNE, Brian D., 50, of Baldwin, died January 20. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. O’NEILL, Daniel L., 71, of Venetia, died January 25. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PAFF, Richard, 83, of Bethel Park, died January 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PAHOLSKY, Robert, 73, of California, PA, died January 17. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. PIRRUNG, Elizabeth, 100, of Bethel Park, died February 5. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. PORDASH, Donald “Skinny”, 83, of North Charleroi, died February 3. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. PRENTICE, Ruth Ann Staley, 69, of Charleroi, died January 24. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. PRICE, Mary Ellen, 83, of South Park, died January 13. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. PROSPERI, Lita E., 87, of Peters, died January 16. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PUST, James R. “Jim”, 83, of Finleyville (Ginger Hill), died January 24. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. RAE, Darrell Wayne, 79, of West Mifflin, died February 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RAFFAELE, John, 66, of Bethel Park, died January 27. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SCHIVLEY, Virginia L. “Ginny” (SLATER), 95, of South Park, died January 11. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. SCHOTTENHEIMER, William L., 70, of New Eagle, died January 29. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. SEVCIK, John R., 60, of Monongahela, died February 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SHARRER, Robert W., 82, of Bethel Park / Brentwood, died January 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral

Home in Pleasant Hills. SHORT, Alvin, 85, of Bethel Park, died January 16. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SMITH, Audrey M. (STEFFAN), 81, of Castle Shannon, died February 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SNIADACH, Eugene Frank, 77, of South Park, died January 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STAVER, Robert Kern, 92, of Bethel Park, died January 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STEWART, Diane F., 73, of Venetia, died January 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. STOCK, Doris (TRIMNAL), 86, of Jefferson Hills, died January 10. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. STRASBAUGH, George Bernard, 79, of Baldwin, died January 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TAYLOR, Harold, 85, of Bethel Park, died January 12. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. THOMAS, Lundy (SIDONE), 88, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died January 12. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. TILLEY, Angela (SEM), 95, of Charleroi, died January 29. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. TRAGONE, Jennie (PELLEGRINI), 100, of Monongahela, died January 11. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VACCARO, Jennie (RUSSO), 93, of Monongahela, died February 8. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VARKONDA, John J., 84, of Locust, VA (formerly of Charleroi), died January 28. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. VICKER, Joseph, 88, of Bethel Park, died January 13. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. VIZZA, William A., “Bill”, 75, of Bethel Park, died January 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WAGNER, Sally L. (WEBER), 85, of Bethel Park, died January 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WALKER, Patricia L. Seach (MACRI), 85, of Baldwin, died January 10. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WENZEL, Dennis F. “Denny” 72, of Baldwin, died February 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. YOHE, Paul V., 93, of Monongahela, died January 26. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ZIEGLER, Joseph, 89, of Bethel Park, died January 17. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

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--------- AUTOMOTIVE ---------1981 DODGE MIRADA CMX v8 cold a/c auto am/fm ps pb positraction convertible top 62k original miles 100% original including tan top sunfire metallic paint and like new tan bucket seat interior with new headliner and tuff wheel all new fluids like new tries and brakes no rust or dents (have original window sticker) $1695 call 724-984-6611 ___________________________________________ CROSSBARS AND TRUNK MAT (Genuine subaru parts) from Subaru Forester $50. paid $195 724-984-6611 ___________________________________________ ENGINE/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION COMBO 2.2 4 cylinder torqueflite from 1980s Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler k car. Already out of car engine turns over. Includes EVERYTHING from air cleaner to oil pan. unit on wheels for easy loading onto your vehicle. 724-984-6611 ___________________________________________ FOR SALE. Parts for a 2010 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton pick-up truck: 1. hood - $700.00, 2. tail-gate - $300.00. Contact John at___________________________________________ (724) 483-1271. GOODYEAR P215-60-R16 94T tire (New). $25.00 Bridgestone P235-65-R17 tire (New). $30.00. Call 412292-8618 ___________________________________________ 1950 FARMALL C TRACTOR WITH PLOWS. Needs Restored or___________________________________________ for Parts. 7248-825-6836 CHEVY TRUCK 81-89. Front Fender and Inner Fender Wheel Moldings. Make offer. 412-425-0342 ___________________________________________ BUICK LASABRE 1990, 29,300 miles, original owner, $3699. 412-780-5998 ___________________________________________ CAR/TRUCK WINDSHIELD SILVER PROTECTOR, cools down car deflects heat, still in package $6, 412-854-3637 ___________________________________________ 1968 CHEVROLET C30 truck car hauler. Dual wheels, power steering, power brakes, 4 speed, factory AM/FM. $2500. 724984-6611. Dave Burdis 22 Central Ave. Charleroi, Pa. 15022 724-984-6611 ___________________________________________ ’02 BLK CORVETTE, 6 speed, 32,000 miles, must sell, $17,000. 724-258-5444 ___________________________________________ 1992 FORD PICKUP TRUCK, custom, low mileage – 38K, F150 automatic transmission, PS, PB, A/C, front & rear tanks, helper springs, hitch-wired. Can be seen at 660 McMurray Rd. Asking $4725, sold as is. Inspected to 9-30-18. 412835-6494 ___________________________________________ PARTS FOR A 2010 DODGE RAM 1/2 ton pick-up truck: hood -___________________________________________ $700.00 and tail-gate - $300.00. John at (724) 483-1271

2001 FORD RANGER PICKUP WITH CAP. 92749 miles. 2.3 engine 20 miles per gallon runs good. Automatic transmission. 412-563-2100 ___________________________________________ HONDA CRV 2004, 75,500 miles, not rust, r-title from lite hit. New inspection until August 2018. Everything works. This Honda has 200,000 miles left on it. $7,599. Make offer. Greg 724-984-5368 ___________________________________________ 1965 RED CONVERTIBLE 770 Rambler. Runs great and looks good!!!!! Won many trophies at car shows!!!! 144,000 miles for $13,000. Call Bob Smith at 914-714-7464 with any questions or to see it. ___________________________________________ 1997-2004 FORD F150 F250 7 lug chrome OEM center cap. 3/$100 or 1/$40. 724-863-2327 ___________________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID for Ford Ranger or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. ___________________________________________ 1934 STUDEBAKER SEDAN Street Rod, 350 engine, PG trans, Ford rear S-10 front end, asking $12,000 obo. 724553-2220 ___________________________________________ ’02 BLACK CORVETTE, 6 speed, 32,000 miles, asking $17,500, must see! 724-258-5444 ___________________________________________ FOR SALE – LARGE EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 310CR Backhoe 724-348-4324 ___________________________________________ 1955 BUICK ROADMASTER. 2 door hard top. 51,130 original miles.$17,500.00. Must see. 412-638-9867. ___________________________________________ DUNE BUGGY 2007 Thunder Motor Sport Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. Only 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,500 or make an offer! (412) 999-4332 ___________________________________________ 2015 CHEVY EQUINOX, 18,000 miles. PA R Title. All wheel drive. Back-up camera. $11,500. 412-877-3786 ___________________________________________ CHEVY TRUCK RIMS – Make offer. 412-425-0342 ___________________________________________ 30 GALLON ANTIFREEZE – Make offer. 412-425-0342 ___________________________________________ CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS – 1971 – 1978 (Trk-Van); 1988 – 1992; 1968 – 1975; 1988 – 1992 (imports). $25 each, firm. 724-797-3779 ___________________________________________ TIRES – Mastercraft Courser, HSX Touring. M+S, 265/65 R18. 3/4 tread left. $125 for all four. 724-379-4638. 8am – 6pm. ___________________________________________ CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2000-2016! Any Condition. Running or Not. Top $$$ Paid! Free Towing! We're Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-985-1806 ___________________________________________

GOT AN OLDER CAR, VAN OR SUV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the Humane Society. Call 1-855-558-3509 ___________________________________________ DONATE YOUR CAR TO VETERANS TODAY! Help and Support our Veterans. Fast - FREE pick up. 100% tax deductible. Call 1-800-245-0398 ___________________________________________

--------- AUTOMOTIVE WANTED ---------CAPITAL CLASSIC CARS Buying European & Classic Cars. ANY Condition. ANY Location. Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar & More! Top Dollar PAID. 1-571-282-5153 GOT AN OLDER CAR, VAN OR SUV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the Humane Society. Call 1-855-55 WANTED 1970-1978 Chevy Camaro parts. Looking for a working dash clock with the plastic set knob and original windshield trim that's in good condition. Please email ___________________________________________ CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Make/Models 2000-2015! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-416-2330. ___________________________________________ CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2002-2016! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-368-1016 ___________________________________________

-------------- BUSINESS TO BUSINESS -----------REACH 30,000 POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS in the South Hills and Mon Valley communities! Advertise your business in the South Hills - Mon Valley Messenger. Call for more information at___________________________________________ 412-249-8177. Or e-mail to ADVERTISE TO 2 MILLION HOMES with a business card size ad for just $600 in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and D.C. That’s only 25 cents for 1,000 homes. Call 800-450-6631 for more details. ___________________________________________

-------------- EDUCATION -----------AIRLINE MECHANIC TRAINING - Get FAA Technician certification. Approved for military benefits. Financial Aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-453-6204 ___________________________________________

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial Aid for qualified students - Career placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888686-1704 ___________________________________________ TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Earn $1000 per week! Paid CDL Training! STEVENS TRANSPORT COVERS ALL COSTS! 1-877-209-1309 ___________________________________________

-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------HELP WANTED – Immediate full time work for carpenters, laborers, in roofing, siding, drywall. Drivers license a plus. Pay based on experience. Located in Finleyville. Call Jerry 724797-0000. ___________________________________________ LABORS WANTED – For the back of garbage trucks. Apply in person 4859 State Rt 51 Belle Vernon. 724-379-4331 Good Pay! Holidays & Weekends Off! ___________________________________________ CDL DRIVERS WANTED to drive Commercial & Residential Garbage Trucks. Great pay & benefits. No Holidays or Weekends! Apply in person 4859 State Rt 51 Belle Vernon. 724-379-4331 ___________________________________________ AWNING COMPANY HELP WANTED - Installer, laborer and shop worker with valid PA driver’s license. Pay based upon experience. - Experienced industrial sewer, experience based pay. Both jobs will be 3-5 days. 7:30-4pm. In the BaldwinWhitehall Area. Call 412-653-6010 ___________________________________________ 66 ————————————————————————————————————————— FULL TIME HAIR STYLIST WANTED, Venetia/Finleyville Area, Clientelle, Base and Commission. Call Darnelle at 724-3486220. Hair-O-Dynamics…Check out our website. ___________________________________________ HELP WANTED: Small Accounting office in Finleyville looking for part time Administrative Assistant. Please call 724-348-8613 ___________________________________________ SEEKING RELIABLE EARLY MORNING snow removal service in Union Twp., along Rte. 88. Interested services please call 724-489-0880. ___________________________________________ CARPENTER/ ROOFER LABORER – Based in Finleyville, Pa. Must have Driver License, car, and be reliable. Year round work. Monday thru Friday. Pay based on experience. Call 724797-0000. ___________________________________________ Ever Consider Teaching a class?!?! Now’s your chance to teach a non-credit class for the Mt. Lebanon Continuing Education program. We offer a competitive pay and are always looking for new and exciting classes to add to our program.Make your interest known to the program coordinators. Check us out at http://www.mtlsd. org/page.cfm?p=567 Give us a call at 412.344.2020 or Shoot us an email Ray Schrader Adult Education Coordinator, Larry Johnson Assistant Adult Education Coordinator SOUTH PARK CHILDCARE CENTER SEEKS part-time caregiver. Applicant must be reliable, flexible, available Monday thru Friday, and have a love of children. Experience is preferred but training is available. If interested, please call 412-8549007. ___________________________________________ CHILD CARE. Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Center is looking for people who love working with children. Full time or part time available. Call 412-384-8374 for more information. ___________________________________________ WANTED: PART TIME COOK, available both shifts 6:00am2:00pm and 11:00am-7:00pm, catering cooking a plus. Spiritan Center, Bethel Park. Experience necessary. Contact or call 412-835-3510 X 112. ___________________________________________ PERSONAL AIDE: Dedicated, non-medical senior aide, companion will assist with lifting, chores, shopping, or appointment escort. Friendly, insured male with references, TB and police background clearance + eCPR. No long term contract required. Fee based on $7.50 per half hour (2 hour minimum.) 724-708-8430. Seeking energetic self-motivated individuals to manage day and evening shifts. Ability to multi-task. Strong leadership qualities and people skills. Duties include; phone order taking, operation of POS system, inventory and labor control, oversee cooks and drivers. Fast food management experience preferred. Will train. Call 724348-8844. MANAGERS / COOKS WANTED. Apply at Vocelli Pizza Finleyville location. 3527 Washington Ave. 724-348-8844. ___________________________________________ SALESPERSON NEEDED to secure commercial accounts for a security/surveillance company in Charleroi. Commission based on number of new accounts obtained. Call Bill at 717580-1236. ___________________________________________ GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER with experience and valid driver's license. 724-258-6900 Trinity Garage Door & Awning ___________________________________________ DAYTIME BARTENDER WANTED. 724-348-6607 ___________________________________________ HELP WANTED - Bartender/Cook. Call: 724-348-6607 ___________________________________________ CHILD CARE - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565


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PENN STATE – Picture of Beaver Stadium, framed. 34” x 27” $20. 412-881-4328 ___________________________________________

SLAGLE ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION, INC. NEEDS... Experienced Roofers to join our team. FULL-TIME. Must have valid driver's license. STOP IN or CALL 724-258-6901. 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela ___________________________________________

BED FRAME – Brass, single bed. $10. 412-881-4328 ___________________________________________ TIRES – Mastercraft Courser, HSX Touring. M+S, 265/65 R18. 3/4 tread left. $125 for all four. 724-379-4638. 8am –___________________________________________ 6pm.

$3000 WEEKLY PARTTIME! Processing HUD Refunds From Home! No Selling. No Experience. Free Video! Call Evenings Only! 760-418-5485 ___________________________________________

-------------- EVENTS-----------FIREMEN'S FLEA MARKET, 405 Porter Ave., Scottdale, PA, March 11, Sunday, April 8, Sunday, April 22, Sunday 8 a.m. to 4___________________________________________ p.m.table rental - $8 Contact Mike (724) 771-2948 INDOOR FLEA MARKET, Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. Tables are available for $10.00. Hot Dogs and Baked Goods! First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, Rt. 88 South, Finleyville, PA. Call Joanna at 724-348-8056 to reserve a table. ___________________________________________

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB ALERT FOR SENIORS. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. AntiSlip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800906-3115 for $750 Off ___________________________________________ WINCHESTER model 67 – single shot – bolt action 22 – shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr – really a nice rifle - $225- call 724379-8261 ___________________________________________ DRESSING TABLE – Wood, 30” x 24”. $10. 412-881-4328 ___________________________________________ SWEEPER – Kenmore. Almost new! $10. 412-881-4328 ___________________________________________ COMPUTER MONITOR – Screen and Keyboard. $10. 412881-4328 ___________________________________________ CHEVY TRUCK RIMS – Make offer. 412-425-0342 ___________________________________________ 30 GALLON ANTIFREEZE – Make offer. 412-425-0342 ___________________________________________ WALNUT SHELF – For knick-knacks. 4 shelves, 2 drawers. $10. 412-881-4328 ___________________________________________

CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS – 1971 – 1978 (Trk-Van); 1988 – 1992; 1968 – 1975; 1988 – 1992 (imports). $25 each, firm. 724-797-3779 ___________________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS – Collectors upgrade your sets! 19591965. Stars and commons. Near mint, sharp corners. 70% off Beckett prices. 724-970-1762. After 3pm. ___________________________________________ SOFA – England, 84” Brown/Taupe. Like new! Only 3 years old. $200. 412-931-1975. If no answer, leave message. ___________________________________________ AQUARIUMS – Tank, hood, filter, heater. New in box. 15 gallon $45. 10 gallon $20. 412-384-9349. ___________________________________________ POSTAGE STAMPS & FIRST DAY COVERS – 72 First Day Covers and gold replica of each stamp. Orig. cost $5.75 per cover. All in a beautiful album. $75. 724-929-8259. ___________________________________________ COORS LIGHT CLOCK – 12” x 24” plastic, “Silver Bullet” Coors Light beer can clock. $12. 724-929-8259 ___________________________________________ WEIGHTS/DUMBELLS – Two(2) hand dumbells. 10LB each. (Pro-Type). $5 for pair. 724-929-8259. ___________________________________________ DISHWARE – Pyrex dish set - 37 pcs, white with gray and gold edging. Excellent condition; Ruby Red dish set - 12 pcs, old and in excellent condition; Jewel T dish set – 14 pcs, good condition; Franciscan ware – 16 pcs, old and in excellent condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. ___________________________________________ OLD FARM TOOLS – Too many to mention! Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. ___________________________________________ OLD CANNING JARS – Different colors, good condition, unique. Must see. Call for more info and prices. 724-4890139. ___________________________________________ OLD CAMERAS – and other old items. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. ___________________________________________ OLD WINE GLASSES – Two(2) sets of old wine glasses. Very good condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. ___________________________________________ RECORD ALBUMS and 45s – Many LP albums to choose from (old and good condition). 45 records in good condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. ___________________________________________ ROLLER SKATES – Two pair. Size 9. Ankle length, white, good condition. Call for more info and prices. 724-489-0139. ___________________________________________ Rostraver Township 225th anniversary book from 1998.Paperbound 154 pages, good condition. Lots of old photos and history. $10 Perryopolis area. 412-999-7066 ___________________________________________ Flintlock rifle, vintage 1970's THOMPSON Hawken's (#14087), 50 cal., 28" barrel/brass rod/sling - $500.00, with original starter kit, powders, maxi balls, patches, etc. $550.00 John @ (724) 483-1271 ___________________________________________ NAVY ARMS Percussion musket, manufactured by Zoli in Itally. Its 58 cal. really nice shape. comes with extra nipple and cleaning jag in patchbox. Asking $300.00 OBO. 724-7579900 ___________________________________________ COAT,MEN'S size38 Medium brown with Fur collar&lining New $20.00 724-929-3891 ___________________________________________ RICK STENHOUSE MINI HELMET and car. brand new; both $10, Toys R Us $50 gift card; sell $40, Youth flatware 3 piece, fork, knife and spoon; so cute $10, Folding walker with wheels; brand new $20, Ladies brand new scarf, brocade and

beaded beautiful $20, 3 Sheffield silver relish forks $10, Vintage Minnie Mouse child’s spoon $5, 6 party lite votives candles $5, Alabama Bear Bryant insulated tumbler; brand new $5, Fostroria 5 in crystal dish brand new $5, Air Cast orthopedic boot size Medium; like new $25, Orthopedic pillow for lumbar; large brand new $50, Doll, Mother Hubbard so cute with rolling pin and pinafore; brand new $20, Doll Lady in Blue Victorian with beautiful hair; brand new in box $20, Doll Miss Sunday musical; plays O What a Beautiful Morning; brand new in box $20, Disney lithographs, sleeping beauty, Aristocats; Lady and the tramp; suitable for framing; all $10, Miniature creamers ceramic with cherubs, 6 for $10, 7 Mini Disney snow globes $10, Marble maze run toy; $5, vintage Lazy Susan from the 50’s; ceramic white and orange sections $10, Vintage copper oil cans 2 for $15, AT&T 2 phones plus answering machine $15, Lenox vase with 24 k gold trim 8 1/2 inches $20, Depression green glass small relish dishes 2 for $10, Goebel Friar Tuck German ash tray/dish collectible $45, Rare Antique Rochester City Railroad New York Trolley bell used by horse drawn trolleys in New York in 1800’s rare $250. 412-279-3288 ___________________________________________ SOUND BAR WITH REMOTE & POWER CORD 36 inches long Excellent Condition. $30.00. 724-929-3891 ___________________________________________ TIENSHAN FINE CHINA CHRISTMAS DESIGN, 19 piece service for four, two serving bowls & meat platter included, new in box $30.00 724 929 497 ___________________________________________ SNOWMAN COOKIE JAR with matching salt and pepper shakers, adorable, never used $10.00. 724 929 4975 ___________________________________________ BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 ___________________________________________ ROCKER- Paul Bunyon-Impressive Strong Mahogany-Very Nicely Carved $325. DOG IGLOO for medium-large dog $25. 412-862-5959 after 3pm-Finleyville ___________________________________________ RYOBI BENCH GRINDER- $60, Porter Cable, double insulated circular saw- $50. Both in good condition. Call 412-8117392 ___________________________________________ FOR THE ART CONNOISSEUR: Beautiful Vintage Art by Falchetti Large Square with Gold Matting under Glass in Beautiful Solid Fruit Wood Decorative Frame with Carved Roses. Nice for Gentleman's Library $2975. 412 424-7573 ___________________________________________ FOR THE ART CONNOISSEUR: Beautiful Vintage Art. Large Rectangular Painting in Decorative Frame, Carved with Raised Roses. Nice for Gentleman's Library $2975. 412 424-7573 ___________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL ELABORATELY CARVED EXPENSIVE LARGE Country French Leopard Top Sofa Table with Bottom Shelf. Like New. Purchased Levin One of a Kind only $600. 412 4247573

DVD TRANSFER HOME MOVIES 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.

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March 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— LOVELY VINTAGE 4 PIECE SET of Soh`d Mahogany Wood Bedroom Furniture with decorative chrome hardward. One of a Rmd only $450.00. 412 424-7573 ___________________________________________ COLLECTORS VINTAGE SEARS & Roebuck Silver tone Wire Recorder in Solid Cherry Wood Cabinet only $800. 4124247573 ___________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SOLID MAHOGANY Wood Duncan Phyfe Dining Set elaborate carved China Cabinet, Rectangular Buffet, Pedestal Table and Chairs. Only $550, 412-424-7573 ___________________________________________ ANTIQUE SINGER "RED EYE SEWING MACHINE with 4 Drawed Solid Wood Cabinet. Own a Piece of History only $150. 412-424-7573 ___________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL SET OF LARGE DESIGNER BRONZE DECORATIVE CURLY WROUGHT IRON TABLES with Lattice Tops $150. 412 424-7573 ___________________________________________ VINTAGE SOLID OAK WOOD RECTANGULAR TABLE with 2 Drawers & Bottom Shelf only $175. 412-424-7573 ___________________________________________ LIKE NEW LOVELY EXPENSIVE ELABORATELY CARVED Space Saving Tall Chest of 7 Spacious Drawers on Legs with Decorative Hardware Paid $800 in Colonial Gallery. Only $200. 412 424-7573 ___________________________________________ HUNTER'S TREE STAND- climber type. Includes vidio and safety harness. Great Christmas gift. $75. 724-366-9524 ___________________________________________ BUNK BEDS w/mattresses, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 ___________________________________________ JACKETS- MALE, black leather. Large and extra large. $30 each. 412-884-4873 ___________________________________________ WILD GAME CALLERS (2). Portable battery powered “D cell batteries.” Record type with 8 records. Cassette type with 13 cassettes. $99/ bo. Call 724-348-5531 ___________________________________________ .50 CAL BARRETT M107A1, w/ 5-25X50 Schmidt & Bender Scope, custom made pelican case, shooting groups -1/4 in and 150 rounds of 660 gr American Eagle Factory loads, bipod, $18000. Call 724-986-8364. Cash, will accept $17000. Jason. ___________________________________________ FREE TWO TVS, 32" Sylvania and 19" Samsung both work, wide chassis, remotes, manual Bethel Park 412-620-6239 ___________________________________________ WOMENS FULL LENGTH FUR COAT, autumn color, large, $1000, 412-384-4374 ___________________________________________ DELTA, 18 INCH BENCH SAW, with stand and accessories, excellent condition. $45, 724- 872-4548 ___________________________________________ NEW FISH TANK, 10 GALLON, with metal with metal stand and accessories, $48 firm cash only. 412-835-1012 ___________________________________________ CAR MAGAZINES 500+, Hot Rod, Car Craft, Super Chevy, Nascar, and more best offer. 412-425-0342 ___________________________________________ TUXEDO COAT AND FLAT FRONT TROUSERS, 42r, tuxedo white shirt 17-17 1/2 34-35, Black bow tie, pocket square, cummerbund, suspenders, basic stud set, formal socks, formal tie___________________________________________ plain shoes 11.5W, and garment bag. $150 412-884-6815


ROLLING STONES ALBUMS, 8 in all, $80. 412-884-3710 ___________________________________________ SINGER PEDDLE SEWING MACHINE. Painted and unpainted holiday bisque ceramics. Curio cabinet $30. Rocker chair $35. 724-736-2348 ___________________________________________ K, BEST OFFER. Old metal spindle 4 poster bed $40. Antique pump organ, beautiful reeds, $100. Air bed with pump good condition, $15. Stride walker $15. Pet stroller, new $30. Light oak handrail, 8ft, new $25. Avalon black satin aluminum post, 2.5 X 45” $20. 724-258-3767 ___________________________________________ 67 ——————————————————————————————————————————

SAVAGE – NEW 22 MAGNUM – bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope and accu trigger – nice rifle - $350 call 724379-8261 ___________________________________________ BABY/CRIB - used at grandma's color - natural, Delta Roma, $75.00. Call 724-348-4267 ___________________________________________ COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ½” octagon barrel - Unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested - $750. call 724-379-8261. ___________________________________________

BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN TIRES, T/A KO, LT 285/55/R20, 4, good condition, 4000 miles, $600. Pirelli Scorpion, ATR 111s M&S P275/55/R20, 4 tires, like new, 100 miles, $600. Generac, portable 6500 generator, new never used with cables, $700. Quad ramp, heavy duty, trifold, $85. 412-835-4047 ___________________________________________

STEELERS BOWLING BALL "on the ball brand" brand new uncut in original box with display cup. beautiful. lists for $179.95. Will sell for $125 OBO. 724-984-6611. ___________________________________________

TRUCK CAP FOR SALE, fits Ford Ranger, needs glass for gate. $100 724-825-6836 ___________________________________________ LEATHER STEELER JACKET, new never worn. Printer type cases, $12 each. Marching band type hats, red and white, new, $5 each. Dune Buggy, all there except engine, full size. Blue plastic barrels, 23 inch diameter X 34 inches tall, $15 each. Steel garbage can lids $1 each. 724-267-4072 ___________________________________________

ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS AND TRUNK MAT (factory) from 2010 Subaru Forester. $50. 724-984-6611 ___________________________________________

TREE STAND, climber type, aluminum, safety harness included, $75. 724-366-9524 ___________________________________________ BEAGLE MALE RABBIT DOG, 2 years old, akc, rabies shot, $400. Beagle male 2 years old, rabbit school graduate, akc full warranty, excessive hunt $750. Beagle male 2 years old rabbit trained akc, 30 day trial period, $600. 724-366-9524 ___________________________________________ BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ART BY FALCHETTI, large square with gold matting, fruitwood decorative frame with carved roses, $2975. Large rectangular painting in decorative frame carved with raised roses, $2050. Carved expensive large country french leopard top sofa table with bottom shelf, like new $600. Vintage 4 piece set of solid mahogany bedroom furniture with decorative chrome hardware, $450. Vintage Sears and Roebucks silverstone wire recorder in solid cherry wood cabinet, $800. Vintage solid mahogany wood Duncan Phyfe dining set, carved china cabinet, rectangular buffet, pedestal table and chairs, $550. Antique “red eye” singer sewing machine with 4 drawer solid wood cabinet, $150. Large designer bronze decorative curly wrought iron tables with lattice tops, $150. Vintage solid wood oak rectangular table with 2 drawers and bottom shelf, $175. Like new elaborately carved space saving tall chest of 7 drawers on legs with decorative hardware, $200. 412-424-7573. ___________________________________________ ANTIQUE IMPERIAL CARNIVAL PUNCH BOWL, gold with 6 cups, $65. Antique carmel slag glass lamp, 15" tall $80. Call: (724) 379-4162 ___________________________________________ BAKERS RACK $60, 2 new bar stools $25/ea, Dresser/Door Chest $150, Couch Cover $25. 412-253-5492 ___________________________________________

PENGUIN HOCKEY TICKETS (2) $60 each. 412-780-5998 ___________________________________________ GRANDFATHER CLOCK, SETH THOMAS, recently serviced by Ferguson clock repair, 2 year warranty, excellent condition, solid wood, $600. 724-809-4400 ___________________________________________

CHRISTMAS DISHES, Tienshan Christmas bear, plates/cups/saucers $1 each, Misc cookbooks and pocket calculator $1, Sketcher ladies lace up shoes 9w $5, Unopened potpourri oil $2.50, Sunbeam humidifier $2, Hemmings back issues .25 cents each, Rifleman .25 cents each, mens neckties $2 724-348-5393 ___________________________________________

COAT, LADIES, SIZE 6LONG STYLE, wool, green in color, new, $50. Mens coat size 38, medium brown color, fur lining and collar, new $20. Hoover wind tunnel vacuum, bagless with attachments, very good condition $30. Starbucks original insulated mugs, stainless steel, like new condition, $10 each or___________________________________________ $15 for both. 724-929-3891

COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 2nd Generation manufactured by Colt – 36 caliber BP – 7 ½” octagon barrel - Unfired in pristine condition - will send photos if interested - $700. - call 724-379-8261. ___________________________________________

WINCHESTER MODEL 67 – single shot – bolt action 22 – shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr – really a nice rifle - $225- call 724379-8261 ___________________________________________

1980S CHRYSLER/DODGE /PLYMOUTH 4 cyl 2.2 engine/transmission combo. excellent. already out of car. $75. 724-984-6611 ___________________________________________

WALTHER P38 – 9mm Parabellum – leather holster – 2 clips – all new in box – unfired – will send photos - $700. – call 724-379-8261 ___________________________________________ 1940’S THREE DIFFERENT PAPER MACHE PUMPKINS, $45 all. 1960’s talking Dracula plush pull-string doll, 13.5” high, in orig. box, $75. Halloween collection of 45 RPM records, mood music, sounds and novelty $500 all. Halloween collection of 33 1/3 LP record albums, $300 all. Dark Shadows TV series, 19661973, complete 1,225 episodes on 136 DVD discs, inside original coffin shaped box, $325. 724-628-5129 ___________________________________________ ROTOR TILLER, front tine, 1 year old, owners manual, under warranty, paid $350 sell for $175. 724-366-9524 ___________________________________________ COOK TOP, ELECTRIC, 4 burners, $30. Buffet range, 2 burner, new, electric $25. Toaster oven w/bagel toaster, new,

Hamilton Beach, $20. Table, 4 chairs, chrome set, 1950s, chairs need repaired, $50. 724-929-6964 ___________________________________________ QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA by Broyhill, burgundy, dark green, beige plaid, mattress like new, very heavy, pillows included must sell, reduced to $125. William Rogers China white, service for 4, bowl, dessert, dinner, cup & saucer, used once, $35. Football, triple signed Archie, Eli & Peyton Manning. COA, $1100. Football jersey, Washington Redskins, signed by RGIII, COA & picture, $125. 724-244-4862. West Newton ___________________________________________ TRUCK CAP RED FORD RANGER short bed or other small trucks, very nice, $125.00 OBO. 412-384-6468 ___________________________________________ SWING SET, metal frame, 3 swings, 1 glider, 1 seesaw, needs cleaning, you haul, . 724-483-3789 ___________________________________________ OAK SWING, includes chains. Dog box, fiberglass, excellent condition. 724-825-6836 ___________________________________________ STAND-ALONE BASKETBALL HOOP and backboard for driveway or yard, adjustable height, support stand rusty, you haul. 724-483-3789 ___________________________________________ SAMSUNG CRYSTAL SURROUND AIR TRACK Model No HWE350, $60. 724-863-2327 ___________________________________________ ZERO-GRAVITY CHAIR, power recline with heat and massage, $200. 724-483-2082 ___________________________________________ SOLID OAK ANTIQUE BEDROOM SET, excellent condition $200. Oak 40” round table with 4 chairs, new, $200 OBO. 36” color TV $25. 724-938-2722 ___________________________________________ FOOTBALL CARDS FROM THE 1950S, 12 teams, 323 cards total plus misc. newer cards. Also 1960s Pirate autographs and misc. pictures. 724-258-3318 leave msg ___________________________________________ 12’ SEARS ALUMINUM BOAT w/2 swivel seats and trailer, $450.00. 724-825-8959 ___________________________________________

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68 ————————————————————————————————————————— OLD WOOD WASHING MACHINE $100. Singer peddle sewing machine $100. Rocking chair $35. Holiday bisque ceramics, designer hand bags. 724-736-2348 ___________________________________________ REMINGTON MODEL 550-1, beautiful semi-automatic 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22lr, rare and hard to find in this condition, $275. Winchester model 67, single shot, bolt action 22, shoots 22s,22l, and 22 lr, really a nice rifle, $225. Savage – NEW 22 Magnum – bolt action – 3x9x32 Simmons scope and accu trigger – nice rifle - $350. Call 724-379-8261 ___________________________________________ 2018 REMINGTON WILDLIFE ART CALENDAR -$9.95 +3.95 S/H, send check or MO to W.A. Chepanoske, 5911 Homeplace Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037-3217 ___________________________________________ CHILDREN'S BOOK WITH DUST COVER “Yes, Virginia, there is___________________________________________ a Santa Claus.” $15. Call 724-628-5129 SHIRLEY TEMPLE BABY DOLL. Dressed in White Dress with Red Polka Dots. Stands 1 ft. 4 in. high. $40. 724-628-5129 ___________________________________________ ESSO TIGER, 1960s Pocket Watch (functional). $150 Call 724-628-5129 ___________________________________________ 1990S KIDS BIG PULL PLAY BERLIN FLYER WAGON. Made of___________________________________________ Metal and Wood. Never Opened. $50 724-628-5129 O- GAGE LIONEL “NAVY YARD SWITCHER TRAIN ENGINE.” $100 724-628-5129 ___________________________________________ 1930S “DAISY AIR RIFLE BOXED BELL TARGET.” Made of fine cast metal. Target is 2 x 4 x 4.5 tall (with hold in ron and bell clatter on inside). With Pad of Paper Targets. (A very short lived Daisy product). $135 Call 724-628-5129. ___________________________________________ EARLY 1800S “BUSTER BROWN SHOES POCKET WATCH.” Picture of Buster Brown and his dog on Front under glass (still runs). $400 Call 724-628-5129. ___________________________________________ TWO DIFFERENT, NEVER USED DEEP FRYERS. $25/$50 each. Call 724-628-5129 ___________________________________________ OAK WOOD BOARDS for sale. Various sizes and lengths from ¾ –1 inch thick to 8-12 feet long. Eight boards total. South Park area. Call 412-655-7977. ___________________________________________ SWEEPER, HOOVER, Wind Tunnel bagless includes attachments, good condition $35.00. 724-929-3891 ___________________________________________ WOMEN AND MEN'S COMPLETE SETS OF GOLF CLUBS, bags and flight bag, good condition. Necchi sewing machine and cabinet. Adult three wheel bike. Call 412-215-2921 make reasonable offer ___________________________________________ CHAISE LOUNGE FOR PORCH (folding), olive green mesh w/white handles, excellent cond. $15. Call (724) 379-4162 ___________________________________________ EXERCISE BIKE, $50. Exercise rowing machine, $50. Sears 10” radial arm saw $75. 2 H.F. stand alone speakers $20. Tractor Prawn Yard Sweeper $40. 724-483-2444 ___________________________________________ STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70h x 32w x 20 d, 5 for $80 or $25 each. Belgian block $1 each. Glider rocker chair in box to build $15. 724-3485243 ___________________________________________ MOUNTAIN BIKE, girls 10 speed, seldom used, $40. 724348-6704 ___________________________________________ PECAN WOOD COFFEE TABLE/curved legs, 19H 29W 49L Whitehall area. 412-886-9931 ___________________________________________ KIDS GAME TABLE - 6' x 2'8"- bumper pool, ping pong and air hockey, $50.00. Solid wood TV cabinet 5'2' x 4'7" x 1'9" with TV, $40.00. Please call 724-258-4239 ___________________________________________ STAIR LIFT USED VERY LITTLE. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 724-421-6751. ___________________________________________


ZIPPO LIGHTER BRAND NEW IN BOX $10. Lego transformers; boxful $10. Digital grilling fork, new in package $10. Bingo game with rolling cage and large number cards $15. Cinderella magnetic doll and clothes $5. Barbie swimming pool for dolls $10. Vintage Gorham heritage relish platter; chrome and glass; new in box $20. Antique japanese celery dish with 18k gold trim $15. Goebel Friar Tuck Ash tray/dish; collectible $45. Brass candle sticks 11 in tall 2 for $10. Miniature ceramic creamers with cherups on them 6 for $10. Coffee mugs with ceramic dolls on the handles; unique 2 for $10. Halloween pumpkin large planters $10 each. Halloween costume, batman size 7-8 $10. Doll, Mother Hubbard new in box $20. Doll, Miss Sunday plays "O what a beautiful morning", new in box $20. Mini Disney snowglobes $10. Hallmark vintage pilgrim salt and pepper $10. Large strong barbeque 3 pc grilling set $15. Vintage Frigidaire aluminum ice cube trays with easy release 2 for $15. Junior 3 piece utensil set; fork, knife and spoon by Dansk $10. Depression vaseline glass relish small dishes 2 for $10. 412-279-3288 ___________________________________________ LAWN TRACTOR, Briggs & Stratton, excellent condition, $400. Lift Chair - Levins, beige, excellent condition, $400. 724-348-5685 ___________________________________________ FINISHING MOWER FOR SALE – 84 inch by kioti – excellent condition – gently used and always garage kept - fits on 3 point hitch tractor of 35 HP or larger – will send photos if interested – call 724-379-8261 ___________________________________________ NEW KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING, 2 months old, asking $1000 paid $1900. New brown rug $125 commercial grade 11 1/2 x 10 1/ 2 (never used wrong size). Microwave cabinet/cupboard $50. 12 long panels of sheers & valences lavender/plum paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $145.00. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $70.00. 2 short pair lavender/plum curtains and valences $35.00. Power Wheels Harley Davison motorcycle $120. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. Pirate ship pool $35. Hard hats $15.00. Coffee table light wood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Vtech train $60. Potty train tape $8.00. 1 dark wood end table $10.00. Boys motobike $90.00. Plastic wagon w/blocks $50. Antique lamp $225.00. Antique desk $400.00. Antique lamp $75.00. Antique lamp $45.00. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. 4 @ 70# sand bags $50. 724-745-3963 ___________________________________________ DINING ROOM TABLE WITH 6 CHAIRS, wood, good condition. Antique rocking chair, good condition, $60. Lot of men's older vintage neckties (80) $20. 10 Women's short or long sleeve blouses, clean, size 14. 2 large warming dishes with glass lids $40. 724-747-0610 ___________________________________________ VINTAGE VINYL ALBUMS, 800+ DooWop, soul, rock & roll from 50s, 60s, & 70s. $10 and up. Discounts for volume. 724929-4975 ___________________________________________ CORELLE CHINA, 90 pieces including dishes, cups, bowls and platter, $25. 412-835-9035 ___________________________________________ DELTA UNISAW 10” TILTING, Arbor table saw, 3 HP motor, 115 or 230 volts, call 724-258-3318 and leave message. ___________________________________________ 2 ASHLEY FORGE DAMASCUS KNIVES. 1 fixed blade Hunter, 1 lock back folder with abalone inlays inside and out. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message ___________________________________________ 2 FOLDING TABLES, 20”x48”, $30. Pampered Chef pots & pans, set, excellent cond, paid $200 asking $35. Sunbeam mixer, 12 speeds, $25. 57”x30” storm window, $5. Call Sue 412-886-3873 ___________________________________________ SELMER ALTO SAX, excellent condition. Selmer B clarinet with hard case. Le Blanc B Clarinet with hard case. Yamaha

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Alto Sax with case in very good condition. New Straight B Sooprano Sax, manuf. by Monarch. Make offer for one or all. 412-884-5450 ___________________________________________ BLACK METAL PLANT STAND, old fashioned style look, 3 shelves, holds approx. 7-8 med plants, never used, $35. Wooden potty chair with removable toilet bowl, TP roll & magazine rack, Amish looking, $25. Oak kitchen table w/2 chairs, $55. Rowenta Steam Iron in perfect condition, $35. Call Sue 412-886-3873 ___________________________________________ DELTA BENCH SAW 10”, 26” table & accessories, excellent condition. Dyno Glo portable kerosene heater, 23,000 BTU/hr, never used. Char Broil Grill, stainless steel, runs propane or natural gas, never used. All sales include owners manual. 724872-4548 ___________________________________________ WOOD OR COAL STOVE, all cast, Iron Vermont “Vigilant” 1977 model, almost new, never used $350. 724-610-8399 ___________________________________________ ATARI 2600, big collection, machine, storage unit, joy sticks, controllers, manuals, 287 different game cartridges. 724-6285129 ___________________________________________ NEW WHEELCHAIR, still in box, Drive brand, lightweight, folds easily, paid $150, asking $100. 724-518-8952. Text if possible, hard of hearing. ___________________________________________ UNDERCOVER TRUCK BED LID FOR FORD RANGER or equivalent, like new, $100 OBO. Call 412-445-5821 and leave message. ___________________________________________ LACE BRIDAL GOWN, vintage, long sleeved with matching veil. Size 7. Best offer. 412-881-0716 ___________________________________________ OLD UPRIGHT PIANO. Needs some attention. Elizabeth Twp. 304-319-1727 ___________________________________________ COUCH AND LOVESEAT, Broyhill, excellent cond, $200 for both, cash. Text 412-780-5998 with questions and pics. ___________________________________________ BABY CRIB- dark brown used at grandma's house- pet and smoke home-exc. condition, $45.00. Changing table, quality solid wood construction with 3 shelves for clothing and diaper storage used at grandmas house, exc. Condition, $25.00. 724-258-4368 ___________________________________________ FOUR DRAWER LEGAL SIZE HASKELL FILE cabinet. $60.00. 724-348-5103. ___________________________________________ PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT. White with gray metal flake stripe, gray leather seats, trolling motor, 70 up outboard motor, fish finder, butt seat. Procraft trailer with spare tire, boat cover. 724-258-9085 ___________________________________________ FIREWOOD, OAK AND MAPLE. Please call for details. 724258-9026 or 724-812-7986 ___________________________________________ LP ALBUMS, lot of old vinyl. Mixed genre, Time-Life Boxed sets, heavy on the Funk and Reggae. (412) 403-3550 ___________________________________________ ANTIQUE BIKE - J.C. Higgins, a Sears brand. Aqua-marine $150 OBO (774) 447-4413 ___________________________________________ ONE OFF "SPRING-WELL" MOTORCYCLE drawn hearse. Hand crafted by Amish craftsmen in Lancaster. Rolled only twice. $7K OBO (774) 447-4413 ___________________________________________ ALCOA WINDOW CLEANING LADDERS, 4 sections, $125. Inside door 23-5/8 x 79-1/2, new original finish, $10.00. Plywood 1/2”, 28 x 83-1/2 $8.00 and 3/4" 32 x 55-1/2 $5.00. Patio chairs, 3 position, solid vinyl, new full cushion $25 each. South Hills/Whitehall 412-714-4642. ___________________________________________ 3 PC AMERICAN TOURIST LUGGAGE w wheels/handle $25. Wall picture framed embossed flowered 60” x 50”, cost $325 sacrifice $125. Dining room set, table, 6 chairs, lighted China with complete setup for 12 plus accessories, $700. 412-714-4642

TOOLS AND POWER TOOL CABINET, 12” x 18” x 69”h, 3 door with 3 shelves $55. File cabinet 30x16x43h, 2 – 5” drawers, 2 – 11” doors, 36 x 11-1/2 3 shelves, key lock, $55. Corner shelf 16 x 10 x 59h, 5 shelves $20. Baby buggy sit or stand, like new, folding, $25. 412-714-4642 ___________________________________________ 1 FT HIGH BUNNY STATUE ON ROLLER SKATES, perfect for child’s room or any roller skating fan, $10.00. Size 10-12 ladies nursing shirts, many different prints, most have 2 front pockets. Purple rollerblades, woman’s size 7, boys size 5, $35.00. 412-886-3873 ___________________________________________ LADIES PRINT SCRUB TOPS AND JACKETS, size L-XL-2X, $3.00 each, good condition, 412-655-4396 (South Park) ___________________________________________ WATER SKIS, 2 pairs adults, 1 child’s, 4 adult life vests, 412233-4948 ___________________________________________ BASEBALL CARDS 1960’s-64, near mint condition, sharp corners, 50% Beckett price guide. 724-970-1762 after 3 pm. ___________________________________________ FRANKLIN & DANBURY MINT CARS, still in original boxes, excellent condition, 1:24 scale. Bradford Plates, still in original package, all kinds. Thomas the Train Set, still in original packages they came in. 724-437-4387 ___________________________________________ HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC MEAT GRINDER, 120v, 38.6 x 16.6 x 34.2 cm. used. Oster hair trimming set, adjustable clipper, 6 guide attachments, shears, cape, combs, brushes, never used, $15.00. George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, has a stand for outdoor use and a lid, removable grill plate for easy cleaning, $45.00. Oreck upright vacuum, Ultra XL2, red, bags included, used twice, $150.00. 724-483-3720 ___________________________________________ CRAFTSMAN MOTOR 3/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 5/8 shaft both ends, $15.00. 724-258-3291 ___________________________________________ WOODEN SWING SET with slide/climbing wall. 100%yellow wood. Sanded and sealed with a new tarp. $399.00. 724258-4239 ___________________________________________ RECORD COLLECTION - 45-RPM, fifties & sixties music, over 800 records $300. Riccoh 35mm. camera/flash & 55mm & 35 to 140 mm. telephoto lens. $25. B&W Darkroom Equipment 4x5 Omega Enlarger, negative carriers 35mm. to 4x5 film, plus extras. $275 or b/o. Call 724-288-4820 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724552-7056 ___________________________________________ LOGITECH MICROPHONE QUICK CAM FUSION VIDEO SENSOR with light tech, in package $10.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $95.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $35. BBQ grilling tools (4) in carrying case, new $19. Foot spa, vibrates/heats/bubbles, $35. (8) stemmed wine glasses, complete set, colorful, $12. Wine Crystal stemmed glasses, new in box $19.50. Lamps sell 1 or in pairs, good quality, $15. (4) matching folding chairs, exc. Condition, heavy duty, $20 each or $69 all. Andirons (2), fireplace 22” tall, pair solid brass, antique, $149. Sander-speed block, new in box $59. Cosco all-in-one padded bar stool & step ladder or booster chair, stylish retro look, $29. Call 412-854-3637 ___________________________________________ PILLOWS, decorate sofa or bed or patio, many shapes/sizes/print/animals/seashells, like new 3 for $12.00 or sell sep. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Artwork/paintings/Indian art/ vases/landscapes/flowers/fruit/etc., framed $23+. Stemware 60+ years old, water/wine/cocktail/Shervert/Cordial, sell sep $4.00. Tupperware XXL container + handles, like new $12.00. Electric range parts, 8” snap in burner, 220 cord w plug, $8 each. Chair/folding silver frame black leather seat, new, $14.

March 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— Knife set, 12 kitchen and steak knives complete w butcher block, $35. Child school desk, walnut top, steel legs, antique restored, $115. Bench for table seating/bedroom @ foot of bed, very sturdy, $22. Call 412-854-3637 ___________________________________________ CHAISE LOUNGE/BENCH 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $215. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $89. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2299. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $2499 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $749. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $419. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Mirror 34x48 arch top, frame covered w coral & variety of shells, $299. Chaise patio (2) lounges, 2 adjustable positions, $69 each. Tape deck Panasonic stereo knobs for controls/balance/treble, etc. w 6 plus ins, (2) 15” Phillips speakers, $29. Call 412-854-3637 ___________________________________________ CANS/HARRY POTTER CHRISTMAS and others bake/store/ze cookies/candy or toys, new 3 for $10.00. Placemats/teach kids Bible stories, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $2.75 each or 4/$10. Designer dresses/jackets/jeans/tops + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, 2 for $10.00. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags, heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Robe, Beverly Hills Hilton CA embroidered on terry cloth pocket, long, unisex, $45. Car/truck windshield protector, new, $6. Mouse, Microsoft $4. Telephone clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, new in box $59. Bowling ball, mens Brunswick w/leather case, $12. Camping gear, backpack w frame $15. Halloween costumes, childrens, new, tags still on, $10 each. Christmas decorations/wreaths/bows/bulbs/garland/candles/mugs/statues, all new, $10+. Call 412-854-3637 ___________________________________________ APPLIANCE KITCHEN Gevalia coffee/tea maker, new kitchen items $9+. Jacket/womens stylish, zip out warm vest with tags still attached, $59. Designer long backless black dress, size 4 $29. Jewelry gold or silver, 2 for $10. Christmas statues/nativity set/magnolia door hangings/cookie jars/angels/candles/platters, new. Bbq tools in carrying case, new $19. Cd cassettes, jazz/classical/rock and roll 6 for $12. Mirror 32x40 crown moulding, never hung $75. Call 412-854-3637 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-379-6866 ___________________________________________ NATIVITY SET VINTAGE Home Interiors HOMCO Nativity Set #5110 w/Original Styrofoam Packing 13-Piece Porcelain Figurines Lovely Soft Colors Damage $35 Call 412 882-4454 Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-906-3115 for $750 Off ___________________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING for houses, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory in stock. 717 445-522 ___________________________________________ CANON – New All in One printer-scanner-copier - cloud ready (sold for $129) asking $80 - 724-348-5029 ___________________________________________ SNOW GUARD. Help prevent dangerous snow slides, Damaging gutters, etc. Stainless Steel & Close out colors snow guards $2.25 ea. Colored $3.25. Free Shipping 50 or more 717 445-5222 ___________________________________________


1940'S CHILD'S ROLL TOP DESK with chair $100. Child's vintage oak play table with two captain chairs $100. 1950's Wilton wool rug, navy blue floral, 9' x 12' $250. Antique Eastlake platform rocker, walnut, tapestry, $250. 724-3795179 ___________________________________________ MEN'S WINTER COAT, London Fog, new, teal, zip-out lining, size L, $70. Men' sweatpants, (2), new, black/grey, heavyweight, size M, $40/both. 412-831-0436 ___________________________________________ STARBUCKS MUGS, originals, stainless steel 16 oz. insulated. Excellent Condition $10.00 each or 2 for $15.00. Computer, H.P. desktop includes monitor, keyboard & mouse. Call for details. $150.00. 724-929-3891 ___________________________________________ BRUSH HOG CUTTER. Pull behind 48in deck. DR 15hp Kohler new condition. $2,600. 412-327-6777. ___________________________________________ FOR SALE BUILDING MATERIALS. Metal Roofing- A real roof for your house, garage, barn. Roof, ceiling, siding. Also, 1×10 & 1×12 Pine Barn Siding Discount Prices 717 445-5222 ___________________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------WANTED, OLDER HOT WHEEL REDLINE CARS. Willing to buy your collection possibly. Cash paid. 724 984 9085 ___________________________________________ WANTED VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS and Outdoor Plastic Lighted Blow Mold Decorations - 412-3848759 or email ___________________________________________ VINTAGE MUNICIPAL CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS or Lanterns that hung from street poles in towns years ago. Please call or text 412-889-1373 ___________________________________________ BOOK TITLED “BENTLEYVILLE” 1955 by Miriam A. Dartnell. Photos from Bentleyville Bi-Centennial. 724-554-1677 ___________________________________________ WESTERN ELECTRIC (SLIM LINE) ROTARY PHONE. 724628-5129 ___________________________________________ JOHN DEERE 12 HP (8.94 KW) ENGINE, for 212 riding lawn mower. 724-628-5129 ___________________________________________ ABOUT 10 ACRES IN WASHINGTON, Fayette, and Greene County. M0G go with the transfer. Want to build home, for family. Call 724-222-5257 or email, ___________________________________________ BUYING WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VINTAGE CLOTHES and accessories 1800's to 1970's. Call Gloria at 724-263-2239 or___________________________________________ Bonnie at 412-997-2943. BUYING VINTAGE SPORTS CARDS and memorabilia, sports programs, ticket stubs, autographs, game used bats, old pennants, etc. 724-205-8620 ___________________________________________ BUYING OLD SPORTSCARD COLLECTIONS! - Seeking vintage era baseball, football and basketball cards. 1970's and earlier. Will also buy newer cards from 1980-2000's if in good shape. Call me FIRST before you throw away old boxes of cards. Paying CASH! 412-760-2291. ___________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ___________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 ___________________________________________ ADVERTISE TO 10 MILLION HOMES across the USA! Place your ad in over 140 community newspapers, with circulation totaling over 10 million homes. Contact Independent Papers of America IFPA at or visit our website for more information ___________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ___________________________________________ 69 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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------------ PETS -------CATS/ KITTENS, various ages, spayed/ neutered, all shots, in need of a loving home. 724-258-8380 ___________________________________________ BEAGLE MALE PUP, 3 months, AKC certified, rabbies certificate, started on rabbit, $350. 724-366-9524 ___________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pickup of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. ___________________________________________ AQUARIUMS – Tank, hood, filter, heater. New in box. 15 gallon $45. 10 gallon $20. 412-384-9349. ___________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------FARM ESTATE SELL-OFF! 28 ac – $46,900 Stream, pond, stonewalls, great hunting! Near major upstate NY lakes! 888-431-7214 ___________________________________________ LOTS & ACREAGE LENDER ORDERED SALE! 20 ac – $39,900 Pond, stream, woods, wildlife. 6 miles from Cooperstown, NY! Twn rd utils. Terms avail. 888-738-6994 ___________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE APARTMENT FOR RENT. One bedroom apartment for rent; coin operated laundry, security door, convenient location. $450 + Electric; Contact 724-348-4060 ___________________________________________ LAND INVESTMENT 20 ACRES – $39,900. 60% below market! Huge pond site, stream, woods, twn rd, beautiful bldg sites! Call 888-738-6994. ___________________________________________ TRAILER FOR SALE. 1 ½ bedrooms, new furnace, kitchen stove and sink. Shed and porch. $7000. Call Sonny 412-3042950 ___________________________________________

10 ACRES – $29,900. Woods, big pond, apple trees! 6 mi from Cooperstown. Priced 50% below market! 1st come, 1st served! Call 888-738-6994 ___________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE – needs remolded, on ½ acre, flat corner lot, in Baldwin Boro. 10 minutes to South Side and Waterfront, 15 -20 minutes to Oakland and downtown. Beat 50% housing increase when Amazon comes to Pittsburgh. Spring special. $70,900. 412-835-3273 ___________________________________________ MONONGAHELA APARTMENTS FOR RENT – Two, one-bedroom apts, first and second floor. Galley kitchen, laundry facility, appliances, garbage removal, off street parking, secure locked building. Close to bus line. Senior discount. 724-9314764 ___________________________________________ LOT FOR SALE IN FINLEYVILLE, half acre parcel of land, nice neighborhood, utilities, for sale at $39,900. Contact us at 724-348-6688. ___________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE PROPERTY - ½ acre parcel lot in Finleyville, nice neighborhood, utilities, $39,900. 724-348-6688 ___________________________________________ FIRST FLOOR 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent in Downtown Elizabeth. Located on Second St. Eat-in kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, laundry/ utility room, front porch, garden plot. $500 + utilities. Call 412-735-6039 for details. ___________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER, 117 Schaffer Ave, Charleroi (Mapleview). 2 story & gar, 3 br,1/1/2 baths, central a/c, eatin-kitch w/dishwaster inc. Lg Lr/Dr, finished basement/laundry, storage shed w/work bench, landscaped yard/patio, dead end st w/very little traffic, move-in cond. $133,900. No agents! 724-797-5427 ___________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE APARTMENT FOR RENT. 1 bedroom, $460, W/W carpeting, coin op laundry on the premises, spiral staircase to the BR, no smoking, no pets. 412-849-3442 ___________________________________________ DUPLEX FOR SALE IN BENTLEYVILLE, 139 Main St, new furnace, new siding, new parking pad, gutted inside make offer! 724-344-7238 ___________________________________________ SOUTH PARK/BALDWIN, 4 ACRE, 1000 ft frontage, $34,900. South Park Curry area 9 acres $79,000. 412-4275864 ___________________________________________ FINLEYVILLE, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath, $272,000, located in beautiful Tuscany Estates at 139 Tuscany Estates Drive, Finleyville, Pa 15132. Open Concept Combo, Kitchen, Breakfast Area and Living Room. Separate Den, Laundry, Large Owners Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, On-Suite with Duel Closets, Double Vanity, separate shower and Bath areas. Great room in basement with Gas Fireplace, full Kitchen and Bath. Direct access to backyard and Integral Double Car Garage. Please contact, Lester Stephens, Realtor, with Keller Williams Realty at (412) 831-3800 Office, (412) 398-3713 direct for appointment to see property 24-hour notice required for showing. ___________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT CHARLEROI 2 Bedroom home small yard, Gas Heat, Central Air, new Carpets up to date wiring Stove & Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Security System, Off Street Parking, Garbage, Water, Sewage included in Rent. Security Deposit. No Pets. Please call and leave your name and number. Please speak slow and clearly. 724-503-2638 ___________________________________________ WASHINGTON PA., 1991, Double-wide mobile home for sale in the Washington Estates. The address is: 622 Holly Drive, in the Washington Estates. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. $54,400, with 3K down and low monthly payments of $350, to qualified buyers. Please call 724-263-5121, for all the information ___________________________________________

March 2018 —————————————————————————————————————————— FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, Private off street parking, covered back porch/patio, side yard, Large eat in kitchen, refrigerator,stove, separate dining room, large living room, 1 bathroom. $750 includes water, sewage and garbage removal. No Pets. Walking distance to the trolley. 6534 Library Road South Park. Call or text 412-867-1715 ___________________________________________ HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 348 Lincoln Hall Road Elizabeth PA Split Entry Omni stone driveway 2 car garage beautiful garage door finished game room with wood burning fireplace with built in blower lots of storage space. 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Updated eat in kitchen refrigerator stove and built in dishwasher included Anderson windows large covered back porch with landscaped back yard must see ready to move in call for appointment. 412-901-0261 ___________________________________________ APT FOR RENT – 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, nice yard, located in South Park. Close to the T. 724379-4630 ___________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT – Jefferson Borough, 5 rooms, 2 baths, stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer dryer. Remodeled, everything new. One acre, private. No pets. $1000/month. 412-653-4675 ___________________________________________ 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. large kitchen and living room. located few minutes off of 43 in Finleyville. rent $550. country setting. inquiry text . 412 721 5293 ___________________________________________ DUQUESNE, 3 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH, W/W, integral garage, central air, new furnace and water tank. Move in condition, equipped kitchen, $800 plus utilities. Security deposit, credit check required. 412-889-8027 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. ___________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 ___________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806 ___________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-7479030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call ___________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (DONORA), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 ___________________________________________ TWO SIDE BY SIDE INTERIOR MAUSOLEUMS. Located at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township, Coraopolis, PA Holy Angels Chapel in the Jerusalem Corridor. Crypt 729 and 730, Tier F (6th tier). The current selling price is $22,000 for both. Asking $17,000 which includes two openings and closings. Contact 412-805-0139 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS. Monongahela Cemetery. Two plots, side by side. Section 12, lot 48, graves 3 and 4. Flat headstone only permitted on these graves. $1,550 for the pair. Call or text 607-280-3689. ___________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. ___________________________________________

MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-7479030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call ___________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT FOR 2, Mon Valley Memorial Park, Garden of All Faiths, lawn crypt, 2018 price $5500. Includes lot for 2 vault-bronze memorial w/vase, granite base. Asking $3000. 724-379-6866 ___________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 ___________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 8 grave sites, Lot # 403 and 404 (Chapel Circle), spaces 1,2,3,4 in each, Asking $2600 per 2 sites. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and 15% annuity care fees. Call Bill, (330) 842-1827. ___________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2500 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724-348-6544 ___________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, 4 burial plots, garden of the cross, all 4 lots $2000. 412-384-4374 ___________________________________________ TWO SIDE BY SIDE INTERIOR MAUSOLEUMS. Located at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township, Coraopolis, PA Holy Angels Chapel in the Jerusalem Corridor. Crypt 729 and 730, Tier F (6th tier). The current selling price is $22,000 for both. Asking $17,000 which includes two openings and closings. Contact 412-805-0139 ___________________________________________ JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 2 graves in Garden of the Ascension. $2600 for both. Seller will pay deed transfer fee and perpetual care fee. 724-348-6544 ___________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling or buying a home? Need to have it cleaned? We’re the cleaning professionals for you!! Residential & Commercial. Weekly/Monthly Cleaning, “Spring Cleaning”, Holiday/Party” Cleaning, Estate clean outs. We do it all!! We have very reasonable and competitive pricing. Call today for your FREE QUOTE. 724-747-0793 ___________________________________________ RETIRED HANDYMAN, and jack of all trades. I do it all, from landscape to roof. Inside or out. Call me for all your small jobs. 570-267-6242 ___________________________________________ LAUNDRY / IRONING, shopping and errand services available. 863-257-5537 ___________________________________________ CAREGIVER with 26yrs. exp. and references. Available anytime. Also offering laundry, ironing, shopping and errand services within Elizabeth and S. Hills area. 863-257-5537 ___________________________________________ SENIOR CAREGIVER available for your loved one. Errands, lifting, chores, ride to appointments, very reliable! References available. Please call 724-797-6114. $10 per hour ___________________________________________ JEWELRY REPAIR DONE RIGHT – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-3522800 ___________________________________________ RETIRED MALE WANTS PART-TIME WORK. 412-580-7753 ___________________________________________ IN NEED OF A CAREGIVER? Cleaning, bed making, mopping/sweeping, dishes, laundry, running errands, grocery shopping, prescription pickup, medication reminder, assist with bathing/dressing, vital checks, hospice care. If interested please call for price: Heidi Anderson 724-797-3161 ___________________________________________

March 2018 ————————————————————————————————————————— RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 ___________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-7088430 ___________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / Gutter Cleaning (bold) - residual and commercial, fully insured and estimates - 412-461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. ___________________________________________ HANDYMAN, drywall finishing, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, estimates, no job too small, since 1985. 412-443-3135 ___________________________________________ PROVIDING CHILD CARE in my home. Many years of experience and reasonable prices please call for more information. 937-844-3812 ___________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412-3815242 ___________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. ___________________________________________

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. ___________________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION RETAILING WALLS, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all___________________________________________ other home repairs. 724-518-5947 BEST MATERIAL USED, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 ___________________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES Selling or buying a home? Need to have it cleaned? We’re the cleaning professionals for you!! Residential & Commercial. Weekly/Monthly Cleaning, “Spring Cleaning”, Holiday/Party” Cleaning, Estate clean outs. We do it all!! We have very reasonable and competitive pricing. Call today for your FREE QUOTE. 724-747-0793 ___________________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412-651-8503 ___________________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE . Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, per- 71 —————————————————————————————————————————— sonal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-7877030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email or visit ___________________________________________ RON’S ALL APPLIANCE REPAIR. REPAIRING REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DYERS, RANGES, SUBZEROS…ONE CALL DOES IT ALL: 724-640-9383. 7 DAYS/WK, 24 HR. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT. ___________________________________________ BOBCAT WITH 2 BUCKETS FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery &___________________________________________ pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. ATTENTION SUBOXONE PATIENTS! Need to see a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor twice per month. Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. Bethel Park Office. Call David Posipanka Ph.D 412-983-5451. Accepting M.A. Washington & Westmoreland counties (UPMC4U, Gateway, Keystone) and Highmark. ___________________________________________ DEALING WITH WATER DAMAGE requires immediate action. Local professionals that respond immediately. Nationwide and 24/7. No mold calls. Call today! 1-800-730-9790 ___________________________________________

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