South Hills Mon Valley Messenger April 2017

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Monongahela Boy Scouts Host Local Police Officers BUSINESS: Elizabeth Borough Fire Department Installs Officers for 2017 Page 29 PEOPLE: Anthony Ferrelli Makes Captain in the United States Air Force Page 48

Monongahela Police Officer Larry Maraldo and K-9 Officer “Benny� stopped in to visit Troop 1352 of Monongahela at one of their Boy Scout meetings. Anyone wanting more information about joining the Boy Scouts can contact Ben at

SCHOOL NEWS: Jefferson Elementary Student Shines in Shakespeare Monologues Contest Page 52

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First Annual Chili Cook-Off Warms Up Elizabeth Borough By Charlotte Hopkins The Elizabeth Borough Fire Department hosted their first annual chili cook-off, organized by Wendy Smith Buza. Those in attendance voted for their favorite chili dish, not knowing who the cook was behind the pot. The only rule was that each chili dish had to be tomatobased. There were 15 entries in total and the winners included: First Place: Kristy Kolodziej – She won a plaque and $50, The Elizabeth Borough Fire Department's which she donated back to the first annual chili cook-off was a great success! fire department. Second Place: Evelyn Folk – She won $25 and a ribbon. Third Place: Jan Trumpe – She won $10 and a ribbon. Buza is planning a possible salsa cook-off for the spring and is seeking ideas for future cook-offs. She has entertained possibilities such as baked beans, barbecue sauce, and potatoes. If anyone would like to make suggestions, contact Buza on Facebook or through email at Proceeds raised at the chili cook-off and all future cook-offs will be donated to the Elizabeth Borough Fire Department.


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Blaine Hill/Elizabeth VFW, its Auxiliary, and the American Legion Plan Fundraiser for May 6th A LuLaRoe women's clothing fundraiser benefiting VFW Post 7632, its auxiliary, and the American Legion Post 553 will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the VFW 7632 and American Legion 553 Post, 502 Oxford Avenue, Elizabeth. Refreshments and snacks will be served. For information, contact Kim Olcott at 412-384-2711. —————————————————————————————————————————— 3

Flea Market and Craft Extravaganza Planned at Thomas Presbyterian for May 6th Attention, all craft and flea market vendors! Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, is having a flea market and craft extravaganza on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Secure your space for this event. We have indoor and outdoor spaces for rent. The indoor spaces are 8’x8’ and rent for $15 each. The outdoor spaces are 10’x10’ and rent for $10. For information and to make reservations, contact Naomi Schmigel at 412-335-4915. Proceeds from the event will benefit Food & Friends.


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO APRIL 1 EASTER BUNNY VISIT AT BARTON’S – Barton’s Flowers & Bake Shop, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be many Lenten items available! For more info, visit or call 412384-9370. Barton’s is located at 311 S. 2nd Ave, Elizabeth. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Nativity Parish, South Park. Benefits the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more info contact: Sister Mary Ann at 412-477-4321. DINNER FOR A DOLLAR – 5-7 p.m. Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Peters Township. Featuring ham, potatoes, green beans, bread and rolls, and desserts. Donations of $1 per person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required. No RSVPs and no takeout. The church is located at 905 East McMurray Road, Venetia. To find out more about Peters Creek, visit

SPRING VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Claysville Community Center. Over 20 vendors. Lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free door prizes, Chinese auction. All proceeds benefit the Claysville Community Center. CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Center on the Hill. Chinese auction and bake sale. Admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase. Contact Pat for any additional info at 724-929-6366

APRIL 2 SPAGHETTI DINNER - 2 -6 p.m. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 230 Reed Ave., Monessen. 724-684-4711. Meal incudes salad, bread, and dessert! $10 adults, $5 kids. Take out or dine in. To place orders or purchase tickets call 724-314-3653 or 412818-1561. Visit

APRIL 4, 18, 25 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 - no bingo on April 11.

APRIL 5 THE WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS PROGRAM - 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. The program will be from “Bella’s Tea House of Fine Teas.” Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and the surrounding communities. For further info call 412-384-3318 or 412-6554224. Guests are welcome to all meetings. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. NAOMI OUTREACH MEETING -12 p.m. Cedarbrook Golf Course dining room. The Naomi Outreach will hold its first meeting of year with a speaker from Mon Valley Hospital. Any single woman living alone is welcome to come join us. Call Joni at 724 243-3576 for more info.

MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCH – 11:45 a.m. 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.

APRIL 6 COUNTRY DANCE – 7 p.m. Hazel Kirk American Legion. $5 cover. Music by new band “Country Classics.” Great music - come dance or just listen you’ll have a great time.

APRIL 7 FISH FRY - St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at 1st and Main Streets. Lenten offerings available. For info call 724 258-7742. LENTEN LUNCHEONS - Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, 724-489-0500. A wide variety of Lenten offerings will be available.

April 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— LENT FISH FRY AND SERVICES – 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Charleroi. Fried fish or crab cake dinner along with a wide variety of Lenten offerings. Delivery is available within Charleroi by calling 724-483-4072. Stations of the Cross follow at 7 p.m.

Call ahead for takeout at 412-384-7050. Available items include a fish dinner, shrimp dinner, combo dinner, or crab cake dinner at $11 or smaller portion at $9. A wide variety of other Lenten offerings will be available.

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

EASTER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Five area choirs and bell ringers at their churches will take those attending an Easter Concert on “A Journey Through Holy Week.” The free concert, which is open to the public, will tell the story in anthems and readings from Palm Sunday through Easter.


LENTEN FISH FRY - St. Benedict the Abbot Church, Peters Township. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. Lenten offerings available.

APRIL 7 - 9 BUNNY TROLLEY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Trolley rides leave every 20 minutes. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $8 for children (ages 1-15), under 1 are free. Admission also includes an introductory film on the Trolley Era, photo exhibits and a guided tour of the Trolley Display Building. For more info: 724-228-9256 or visit APRIL 7 AND 14 FISH FRY - St. Thomas A’ Becket Parish, Jefferson Hills. All of the fish served is fresh cod and the fried fish is hand-breaded. Luncheon take-out only is available every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeout orders are available by calling 412-6559966. The Lenten fish fry is open for dinner and takeout from 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Each Friday will feature specials and soups. AMERICAN LEGION FISH FRY – 48 p.m. (Good Friday 2-7 p.m.) American Legion Post 760, 2409 Bethel Church Road. Menu includes baked or fried fish and other Lenten offerings. Dine in or take out. 412-835-9690. LENT AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is having a fish fry which is open to the public from 4-8 p.m. Eat in or take out. 412-653-1555. The menu includes hand-breaded fish, jumbo shrimp, and a wide variety of other Lenten offerings. Thank you for supporting your local veterans! FISH FRY - Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 317 Second Avenue, Elizabeth. Lunch is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and dinner is from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dine in or take out.

ROSE BUSH PRUNING DEMONSTRATIONS – 1 p.m. Renziehausen Park Rose Garden. Open to the public. Sponsored by The Garden Club of McKeesport, Renziehausen Park, McKeesport. See for more info. SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER – 3 -6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. Adults: $9 each. Children under 10: $6 each. EASTER EGG HUNT - The New Eagle Community Action Group will be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 12 p.m. at the Tubby Hall Park in New Eagle. Any questions, call 724-678-1082. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET & EASTER BUNNY - Buffet served 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sponsored by Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Company. Donation: $8 adults; $5 child. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny and make a craft. Easter Bunny: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SPRING FLING CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bethesda United Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. There will be a variety of vendors and homemade crafts, snacks, baked goods and a Chinese auction. Part of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Bright Beginnings Preschool. NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP - 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at Nottingham Township Complex, 909 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty Four. Supplies provided.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO APRIL 8 EVENING IN ITALY – 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Liberty Presbyterian Church at the Liberty Boro Fire Hall. Dinner includes: pasta, meatballs, bread, salad and various desserts. COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE. Tickets are: $ 12 for adults, $ 8 for children 4-12, children under 3 are free. For more info, call Tim: 412-417-2244 or Lisa: 412-673-2235. FREE COMMUNITY BUNNY BRUNCH AND EASTER EGG HUNT - 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Boston United Methodist Church in Boston, PA. Open to all children 12 and under. Come and enjoy the fun and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. BOY SCOUT SPAGHETTI DINNER – Boy Scouts of America Troop 99 is having their annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 3 - 7 p.m. at The Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, McKeesport. Adult

dinners are $8 each. Children (3-10) are $4 and children 2 and under free. Takeout available. For info, contact Leeann at 724797-3178.

includes 25 bash tickets and a catered lunch. For tickets call Carol: 724-2583776, the Medicine Shop: 724-258-3776, or Dr. Sherrie Stoupis: 724-239-3300.

PITTSBURGH EPICS - Live at the Monongahela Elks Lodge #455. Dinner and dancing to the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner buffet at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. $20 a person. Call 724-258-3370 for tickets. Benefits Elks Lodge #455 and their charities.

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA Hop on over to Hamilton Presbyterian Church’s Easter EGG-stravaganza! 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Get ready for Easter with an Easter egg hunt and a special snack. Join us in preparing for Easter through a Bible story and crafts. 4500 Hamilton Rd. Visit for info.

SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY – 9:30 a.m. South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8). Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more info. BENTLEYVILLE LIONS SPRING BASKET BASH - Location Bentleyville VFD Social Hall; 11 a.m., lunch 1 p.m., basket will be drawn at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20

OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion Post 701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission: $5 per person, All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more info call 724-984-6611.

Pleasant Hills. Two seatings: 8 a.m. -10 a.m. or 11 a.m. -1 p.m. $5 and children under 2 are free. Pancake breakfast, egg hunt, crafts and a picture with the Easter Bunny. To purchase tickets to this event, contact the church office at 412-655-2168 or by email at

APRIL 9 BINGO SUNDAY - Mon Valley Youth and Teen Center, 160 Thompson Ave. Donora. Doors open 12:30 p.m. and early birds start at 1:45 p.m. Donation: $10 which includes lunch. Call 724-379-4889 or 724-379-8122. JIM SYKES ORGAN CONCERT – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

APRIL 10 EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in

ELIZABETH WOMAN’S CLUB – 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church at the cor-

April 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— ners of 3rd and Bayard Street, Elizabeth. We will be hosting the art contest winners from Elizabeth Forward High School and their families followed by light refreshments. The regular business meeting will follow refreshments. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the 7 p.m. meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Elizabeth Borough, Elizabeth Township, West Elizabeth and Forward Township. For further info, call Helen Markus at 412-751-4698.

APRIL 11 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. All members and public are invited. This month’s program will be alternative hobby night. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more info call 724-984-6611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 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 may be obtained at Questions may be directed to

APRIL 12 MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCH – 11:45 a.m. 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. SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264.

APRIL 13 CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS - 7:30 p.m. Masonic Hall located at the corner of 7th and McCain in Charleroi, Pa. Program for this meeting to be announced. All members are encouraged to attend. For more info call 724-984-6611. DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5 -7 p.m. Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too. We will be

serving spaghetti, bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and luscious desserts. We accept donations of $1 per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required. No reservations needed. No takeout will be available. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-833-6357. ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM Come join us at 6:30 p.m. for Dr. Miles Richards’ program of General Marquis de LaFayette’s visit to our area in 1824. The General stayed in Rostraver at the Black Horse Tavern and spoke from the steps of the original log Fells Church. The meeting will be held at The Old Fells Methodist Church, 800 Fells Road, Rostraver. WASHINGTON COIN CLUB PROGRAM - 7:30 p.m. Washington County Courthouse Room 103 Washington. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program to be announced. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more info call 724-984-6611.

APRIL 14 FISH FRY - 11 - 6:30, Cokeburg Presbyterian Church, Cokeburg. Eat in or take out. Fish dinner: $9. Shrimp dinner: $9. Includes sides. Mac & cheese dinner includes coleslaw and pie or cake for $4.25. Fish sandwich: $5. 724-945-6791. MONONGAHELA COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP – 12 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 911 Howard St. in Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

APRIL 14 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE Hermanie Slovenian Lodge #87 from 710:30 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264.

5 APRIL 14-15 BUNNY TROLLEY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Trolley rides leave every 20 minutes. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $8 for children (ages 1-15), under 1 are free. Admission also includes an introductory film on the Trolley Era, photo exhibits and a guided tour of the Trolley Display Building. For more info: 724-228-9256 or visit

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EASTER EGG HUNT – 12 p.m. Free admission. Monessen City Park. Games, crafts, egg hunt, bunny hops, refreshments, and prizes. Everyone is welcome. For more info contact: 724-314-3654. Visit

DINNER AT THE LEGION American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu we will have prime rib, roasted potatoes, salad and rolls as our special!

APRIL 16 MON VALLEY COIN CLUB PROGRAM - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting will be Lincoln cents. Applications are now being accepted for membership. 50/50 and prizes awarded for kids. For additional info call 724-984-6611.

APRIL 17 SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING – 7 p.m. in the community room. This last general meeting the public is invited. Covered dish dinner with a fun fundraiser with the dreaded “white elephant” in hot pursuit of some lucky lady! Could be you if you would like to join us!

APRIL 18 SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - 7 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. The scheduled program is “US Brig Niagara” with speaker Edd Hale. Open to the public. refreshments served.

APRIL 20 MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – 7 p.m. Mon Valley Ambulance Service, Donner Ave., Monessen. Meets every third Thursday of the month. All are welcome.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Featuring “Risen” at 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. No charge, light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more info.

APRIL 22 NITE AT THE RACES – 6:30 p.m. IOOF Hall, 3684 Finley-Elrama Road, Finleyville. Donation: $15 with a horse. For more info call Dave: 724-344-7550. Food, refreshments and prizes! Support this charitable organization: Independent Order of Oddfellows. COME PAINT: MAKE IT AND TAKE IT PROJECT – 1-5 p.m. Kountry Kreations, Finleyville. Ages 10 and up. Everything included for $10. For more info: 724-348-0511. ‘THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE’ VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Christian Academy,Bethel Park. Vendors, Chinese auctions, and food! This fundraiser is to help raise money and awareness for Trisomy Monosomy Mosaic Ring 13 disorder. Contact Kristen Robbins: 330-807-4054 or or Tracey Shvarts: 412980-7270 or

SPRING GAME DAY - Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh 15227. Lunch & Prizes, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 412-881-4000. ELDER LAW PROGRAM – 6 p.m. Attorney Mark Shire will present a program on “Elder Law” at the Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center. Attorney Shire will discuss a wide range of legal matters affecting the elder population, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters. The event is open to the public and registration is not required. RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hamilton Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park. Find household items, clothing, furniture, books, toys, small sporting items, antiques boutique, bric-a-brac, Christmas items, and so much more. Food and drink will be sold on site. 4500 Hamilton Rd.

APRIL 23 AN AFTERNOON OF PASTA, WINE, AND CHOCOLATE – Charleroi Rotary Club fundraiser at Ripepi Winery. The afternoon will feature appetizers, pasta and salad, a variety of chocolate candy treats, and wines. Tickets will be available from members. Call Steve or Colleen Arnowitz at 412-841-7700 or 724258-5631 for more info. SPRING BUNCO PARTY – 1 p.m. Riverside Place Senior Center, Charleroi. Hosted by The Vernon Belles. Men,

women and children (aged 12 and up) are cordially invited for an afternoon of Bunco, lunch and prizes. There is a donation: $10. Call 724-736-0354 for info and tickets. STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY EASTER BONNET/CRAZY HAT DANCE - 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW, 3801 SR 51. DJ Mark Peters will be giving a swing dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. Lots of swing, cha-cha, slow dancing. $10 admission, 50/50, kitchen and bar available. Wear your Easter bonnet or crazy hat! Call Denise for info: 412-519-3559. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 12-6 p.m. Sponsored by the Christian Mothers & Ladies Guild of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. The dinner will be held in Finley Hall. Cost: Adults $9; Children 10 & under $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

APRIL 24-27 SHOWCASE OF PLAYHOUSES CASA for Kids, Inc. and Mosites Construction have launched a county-wide child abuse awareness campaign. Local builders have constructed UNIQUELY designed playhouses to be raffled off to the public. Children will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite house from the 24th – 27th. The event will be held at the Washington Crown Center. Event day is April 30 from noon - 3 p.m. with drawings at 3 p.m. Must be present to win.

APRIL 26 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264.

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APRIL 28, 29, 30 USED BOOKS AND BOUTIQUE SALE - Jefferson Hills Library, 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills. Sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Hills Library. Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Ticket required. $10 pre-sale, $12 day of event. Includes: first look at books and boutique, raffle baskets, amazing door prizes, appetizers, book sale special, and free regularpriced book with ticket purchase.

APRIL 29 SPRING TEA – Presented by Ringgold Harp Ensemble from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Ringgold Middle School Café, 6023 Route 88, Finleyville. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school (724-3487154) for $15 each and include tea sandwiches, treats and a lovely variety of teas. Remember to bring your favorite teacup to use at our family-friendly tea. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Proceeds will benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund. SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Edwards Chapel – 3111 Route 136, Finleyville. Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under. Advance tickets or tickets at the door. Dinner includes: spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Eat in or take out. Musical entertainment and basket auction. For more info: 724-258-8413 or email: PORK CHOP DINNER – Mantle House spring fundraiser dinner/musical event. Held at the Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Hall. Featuring Jimmy Sykes, pianist and local vocalist and musicians. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now. Gary’s best pork chops, homemade dessert, and music for your dining and listening pleasure. Take-outs will be available. —————————————————————————————————————————— 9

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE Presented by Ten Mile Power Squadron from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greene Cove Yacht Club, Millsboro. $10 per person. Pre-register: 412-720-2821. 6TH ANNUAL RAISE YOUR VOICE FESTIVAL – 12-7 p.m. presented by Monessen Communities That Care at Monessen City Park. This free event will feature vendors, crafters, local musicians, and artists. For more info, find us on Facebook or email SCAVENGER HUNT/NATURE WALK - Come and test your investigative skills to find all 20 items found in nature or, for younger children (preschool and up), take a color walk and find something of each color. You can choose whichever hunt you prefer. Anytime between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gazebo on Maple Springs Drive. Sponsored by The Friends of South Park – Allegheny County Parks. Pre-registration is required so that we have some idea as to how many snacks are needed. To sign up, contact Anne at DRAG QUEEN BINGO – 6:00 p.m., Elizabeth Fire Hall, Elizabeth, PA. Join us for a fun evening of bingo and performances from some of our favorite drag queens. Hosted by Mon River Arts. $20 admission includes three cards for each of the 8 regular bingo games (each game will have a $50 prize) and a bingo dauber. Additional jackpot games will be available at the door. BYOB. All attendees must be 21 or older. Valid ID required to enter.

APRIL 30 RACE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF CHILD ABUSE - 9 a.m. – noon, 3339 Washington Road, (Ace Plaza) Peters Twp. Each bike will have a team of 5. The race will consist of 15 minute heats with all team members riding relay-style, sharing a stationary bike. Proceeds support Watchful Shepherd USA, a non-profit organization that provides protection to abused children. To register and pay go to and click on the PULSE Logo. Any questions, call Watchful Shepherd at 724-941-3339.


Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital Sponsored by:

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‘Pure Pigment’ to Feature the Work of Whitehall Pastel Artist Carol Donnelly

Annual Holocaust Observance in South Hills Slated for April 30th Since 1979, members of the South Annual Holocaust Hills faith community have united each Observance spring to remember the victims of the April 30, 7:30-9 p.m. Holocaust. Led by a team of interfaith Westminster leaders, the Holocaust Observance offers Presbyterian Church community members an opportunity to 2040 Washington Rd. pray, reflect, discuss and remember. Pittsburgh, PA 15241 In difficult and dangerous times, there have always been brave souls who stand their moral ground. The courage and resilience of both those in danger and those who stepped forward to save them are constant reminders of the difference one person can make. This year’s remembrance, Many Small Miracles, will examine excerpts from “The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust’s Shadow” by Krystyna Chiger. In the book, Krystyna recounts the story of her survival as a child as her family went from their beautiful wealthy home to the Lvov Ghetto and then into the sewers to live out the final fourteen months of the Holocaust. SHIM coordinates this program to educate and unite our extraordinary South Hills faith community. For questions or more information, contact Ilene Potashman Cohen at

Showcase of Playhouses Spotlights Child Abuse Prevention at Washington Crown Center CASA for Kids, Inc. and Mosites Construction have launched a county-wide child abuse awareness campaign. Public awareness is part of an overall approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. We will not only provide awareness and informational resources, but will incorporate our theme of “giving children a forever home” with the kickoff of our inaugural Showcase of Playhouses. Local builders have constructed uniquely designed playhouses to be raffled off to the general public. Children will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite house April 24-27. The event will be held at the Washington Crown Center. Event day is April 30 from noon - 3 p.m. with drawings at 3 p.m. Must be present to win. Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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The South Hills-based arts and cultural center, The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, will be hosting an exhibit of Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League members titled “Pure Pigment” from Sunday, April 9 through Saturday, May 20 in their exhibition gallery. Whitehall-based pastel artist Carol Donnelly will have two pastel paintings included in the show depicting imagery inspired by a church mission trip to Kenya, Africa to work with and show love to orphans and widows. The Allegheny Christian Alliance Church team traveled from Nairobi to Bomet to visit 7 different orphanages and Tenwek Hospital. On the way to Bomet her team stopped at the Maasai Mara for a safari. The painting titled “Setting Sun on the Maasai Mara” recreates the amazing sun set she witnessed on the Artist Carol Donnelly first evening of their safari. “Maasai Village on the Maasai Mara Reserve” was conceived after visiting the Maasai Tribe’s Village on the second day of their safari. “The Maasai Tribe always wore very colorful red clothing because they could detect their tribes from a distance. Which is a reason I wanted to paint this scene,” explained Donnelly. “Another reason was because The Maasai women are responsible for building the homes. The Inkajijik (the Maasai word for a house) are loaf-shaped and made of mud, sticks, grass, cow dung and cow's urine. Maasai homes do not have windows or chimneys so it is dark and smoky inside. Animal skins are laid on the floor and are used for warmth. There is no electricity or running water. When food and water run out the Maasai pack up their homes and walk across the land to a place where there is food and water for their animals. Maasai people live a nomadic life moving from place to place.” Gallery visitors will be able to view these pieces and more at “Pure Pigment.” An opening reception with appetizers and refreshments will be held on Sunday, April 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit for more information regarding gallery hours, artists talks, demonstrations, and classes related to the exhibit.

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Baldwin Historical Society Hosts Edd Hale on April 10th The Baldwin Historical Society will once again be hosting the colorful speaker Edd Hale on Monday, April 10 at the Baldwin Library. This presentation will on the brig Niagara, a sailing vessel with two square-rigged masts. During the age of sail, brigs were seen as fast and maneuverable and were used as both naval warships and merchant vessels. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend at 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Borough Library, 41 Macek Dr. For more information, call Pat Lombardi at 412-882-9986.

Charleroi Rotary Club Hosts Students and Receives Update On Interact Club Activities, Projects The Charleroi Rotary Club is continuing to host Students of the Month for the 2016-2017 academic year. Each student receives a certificate and a check from the Charleroi Rotary Club. Additionally, a letter is given to the parents of each student with information about Rotary and membership in the organization, and an invitation to attend a future meeting. October’s Student of the Month was Johnna Fagen. She is interested in a career as a nuclear engineer. She is a member of the Science, Technology, English, and Mathematics (STEM) club and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Johnna is also the president of student council as well as the president of the 20162017 senior class. Her hobby is dancing. In November, the club hosted Eric Miller. He is a member of the marching band, president of the high school Bible club, and heads up outreach for that group for the student body. He has also been involved with the Fine Arts program for the youth group through the Christian Assembly of God church. Eric has applied for admission to the University of Valley Forge. He hopes to major in music production, and lists song writing and writing Christian rap music as his hobbies. Errict Tedrow was December’s Student of the Month. He is a three-sport athlete and had not declared a major at the time of his visit. Though he has applied to several universities, Errict has also applied to the United States Naval Academy, where he hopes to carry on a family tradition of military service. Errict belongs to the physics, history, and drafting clubs. He is also a member of SADD, and is a volunteer for the YMCA summer camp. In his leisure time, Errict likes to hang with his friends and watch football. Charleroi Area High School teacher and Interact Club sponsor Jessica Fritch provided updates on the club activities for the first part of the school year. Within the school district, the students again chose to hold a ‘Tickets for Toys’ Chinese auction. Many groups and individuals contributed items for this unique event, and the funds generated enabled the group to donate over 100 toys to children. The Interact members are currently preparing for an international project, to be completed this spring. As a reminder, the Charleroi Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. in the Back Porch Restaurant’s Side Door Lounge in Lower Speers. We are always looking for new members to invite to our club. For membership or program information, please contact Club Secretary John Helfenstein at 724-494-3195.

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Sharon Adams Announces Run for Township Supervisor in South Park Dear Editor, I am writing to inform the public that I am seeking the office of township supervisor for South Park, PA. I WILL: Incorporate a woman’s perspective, vision and motivation to the office of township supervisor. There are currently 3 male supervisors in the Township of South Park. Promote small business growth in the community. The people of South Park should be able to shop in the township instead of going to the neighboring comAdams can be munities. Think Lawrenceville. I will incorporate boureached at tiques, coffee shops, restaurants etc. into the area. sadams6528@ Show active involvement with the community or 412-897-2403. through an updated website and face book page. The township should possess updated computer systems instead of an overload of paper files. Be active in the school district and various organizations that involve the families and children of the community. I want the families to grow and keep the circle of life in South Park. I AM: Currently the madam chairperson of the Friends of South Park, the County Park in which many projects, events and community involvement have occurred successfully and timely under my leadership during the past 4 years. A graduate of Duquesne University and a retired middle and high school teacher from Steel Valley School District in Munhall/Homestead. A 21-year resident of the Township of South Park. A volunteer for the South Park Meals on Wheels program. A classical and modern pianist. Thank you for your consideration, Sharon Adams

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Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party Meet on April 24th Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party will be meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. in the "Living Room Area" near the library at the Jefferson Hills Borough building. All volunteers are welcome to attend.

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT UPCOMING EVENTS “SPRING INTO EARTH DAY” PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS) Minimum 6 – Maximum 20 Celebrate Earth Day with a story, craft, and hike through the park (weather permitting). Pre-registration is required: Thursday, April 20 - 10 to 11 a.m. $5 Member / $8 Non-Member Community Recreation Center Registration Deadline: April 18 FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS Join the Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department at the Community Recreation Center for a family movie night. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required: Friday, April 21 - Storks (rated PG) 6:30 p.m. (movie begins at 7 p.m.) Snack Fee: $3 Member/ $5 NonMember BUNNY HOP (Ages 9 and under) Join us at the Peters Township Community Recreation Center for a fun-filled morning with the Easter Bunny, games, crafts and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, April 8 - 10 a.m. to Noon $5 Resident /$8 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 5 EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE Join us at our annual Egg Hunt in Peterswood Park (near Shelter 4). Bring your own basket and hunt in age appropriate groups. The event will be held inside the Community Recreation Center in case of inclement weather. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, April 8 Age Groups: 2 and under……..1 p.m. 3 – 5 years………..1:15 p.m. 6 – 9 years………..1:30 p.m. $5 Resident /$8 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: April 5

ONE-DAY BUS TRIP: OUT AND ABOUT IN DEEP CREEK Enjoy a ride through the Appalachian Mountains to Garrett County, MD. Ride on a chairlift to the top of Marsh Mountain overlooking Deep Creek Lake. Relax at the Wisp Resort, eat lunch, and enjoy the spectacular views! We will also visit the High Country Creamery and Market, the Grantsville Museum, and the Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Factory. Meander through the unique shops in the town of Oakland and visit Garrett Historical Museum, Oakland B&O Museum and the Transportation Museum. We will end the day with a stop at Bear Creek Traders and Huey’s Ice Cream. Register in person at the Peters Township Community Recreation Center or online at Call 724-942-5000 for more details. Day: Thursday, May 25 Fee: $132 per person (includes transportation, lunch, admissions, tour guide, taxes and gratuity) Registration Deadline: April 17 SEEKING 2017 SUMMER CONCERT & EVENT SPONSORS This year we are pleased to announce the grand opening of a new amphitheater in Peterswood Park. The Parks and Recreation Department needs the financial support of businesses and individuals in order to succeed. This is a great way to advertise your business while helping the community! Call 724-942-5000 or email VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (Ages 14 and up) The Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers! This is a fun way for students to earn Community Service Hours. Call or email to sign up!

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Shorraw to Seek Monessen Mayoral Seat Matthew “Matt” Shorraw, a 25-yearold 6th generation Monessenite, is announcing that he will seek the Democratic nomination for mayor in the upcoming primary election. Matt has been involved in community organization and volunteerism since his time as a student at Monessen High School, and his volunteerism extends throughout various local and regional organizations. He has been interested in the history and affairs of the City of Monessen since his early childhood, having learned much about the town’s history from his late Grandmother, Irene (Sivak) Shorraw, his friends at the Greater Monessen Historical Society, and from independent research. Matt is a 2009 graduate of Monessen High School, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commercial Music Technology in 2015, and is currently finishing his Master of Education in Technology and STEM Education, both from California University of Pennsylvania. Shorraw is the Assistant Band Director at Monessen High School. Matt is involved and/or a member of various civic organizations including the Monessen Amphitheater Committee, Monessen Communities That Care, Monessen Lions Club, Monessen Community Development Corporation, Greater Monessen Historical Society, Young Professionals of the Mon Valley, Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce, Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh, Preservation Pittsburgh, Preservation Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, New Leaders Council, Pittsburgh – 2017 Fellow, Congress for New Urbanism, and Young Democrats of Westmoreland County. Shorraw was recently honored with one of the Mon Valley Initiative Community Partner of the Year (2016) awards, which included proclamations from the Pennsylvania House and Senate, for his continued volunteer work within the City of Monessen. He also received the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh’s: Pittsburgh Young Preservationist of the Year (2016)

award, for his work on the 500 Donner Project, and his advocacy for architectural preservation, history, and re-urbanism/reuse. He has also received the Doing the Most Good Award (2013), from the Monessen Salvation Army. Shorraw believes that Monessen has great potential for growth due to the continued opportunities within the Pittsburgh Region. He believes that the city must market its strengths and candidly assess areas of improvement in order to attract residents who are willing to invest in the city. Some of Shorraw’s goals for the City of Monessen include: repairing streets, maintaining the city’s existing public assets, and targeting economically challenged parts of the community by addressing blight with property remediation. He would also seek to strengthen the city’s workforce through efficiency improvements; attract more small businesses, office startups and light manufacturing in order to boost the downtown district; and work to improve Monessen’s morale and image. Matt will also explore collaboration with the Monessen School District to better connect the youth – especially at-risk youth - to positive activities within the city and improvements to their community, and will work to help Monessen’s Senior Citizen population, by striving to provide increased opportunities. Matt is not running for mayor of the City of Monessen because of a building (500 Donner). To be clear, the 500 Donner Project is a personal project, and is not a campaign platform. The project is important to Matt, but it is in no way associated with his mayoral campaign. What is important is seeing our city collectively embrace the 21st century, and move forward for our citizens, our youth, and our future. Matt is proud to live in Monessen and be a part of this wonderful community. Like many other Monessen residents, he is ready to help spark positive progress in Monessen. As the late Mayor Hugo Parente once said, “This is only the beginning of the story of Monessen, where there are many things yet to be accomplished.”

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Andy Codelka Campaigns for Magistrate Seat Attorney Andy Codelka has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge of District Court 05-2-16, which serves the communities of Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, and South Park. Mr. Codelka is a licensed attorney with 15 years of legal experience - the most of any candidate. After completing his undergraduate studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, he earned his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, focusing on areas of constitutional law, trial advocacy, and criminal law. Mr. Codelka, 35, is licensed to practice before both the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as well as the United Attorney Andy Codelka States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. His legal experience has afforded him a wealth of expertise in areas of law that are indispensable to achieving success as a judge. He has chosen to cross-file and campaign on both the Republican and Democrat ballots in the spring primary so that he can represent ALL voters, regardless of political affiliation. Mr. Codelka has pledged to be a full-time magistrate, leaving his present position and dedicating 100% of his time to the people of the district. He will treat this position with the dedication that the office demands and will not treat it as a mere “stepping stone”. If he is elected, he will be humbled to serve as District Judge as long as the citizens would have him serve. He asserts, “I want to extend the community outreach of the Magistrate’s office by 1.) holding in-school hearings so that our students never to have miss additional school time; 2.) further the partnership with the D.A.R.E. program so that we can help educate our youth about the growing dangers and consequences of drug addiction, and 3.) work hand-in-hand with our community leaders and law enforcement to make the office as efficient as it can possibly be.” Any prospective voter is invited to visit his Facebook page @CodelkaforJudge and visit his website at for additional information on his candidacy.

Keynotes Music Scholarship Competition Scheduled for May 20th; Deadline to Apply is April 30th Auditions for the $10,000 Keynotes Music Scholarship Competition will be held on May 20, 2017 in the Mt. Lebanon Fine Arts Theater at Mt. Lebanon High School. The number of contestants is limited to twenty. The competition is available to music students of exceptional talent who are residents of Allegheny or surrounding Counties. Instrumentalists must be under 26 years of age by June 1, 2017, except for voice students, who must be under 30. Contestants must be full-time music majors currently enrolled in a music school or in the music department of a college or university. Graduating High School students are eligible if they have been accepted for admission and will enroll as full-time music majors in the fall of 2017. Since 1970, when Keynotes was formed, they have given over $360,000 in scholarships and cash awards to talented music majors. Payment of the competition money will be made directly to the winners the day of the competition. For application information, contact Toni Kvederis, Competition Chair at 412-220-3080. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2017. 13 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Naomi Outreach Kicks Off New Season with Guest Speaker on Arthritis The Naomi Outreach will hold its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, April 5 at the Cedarbrook Golf Course dining room at noon. All single women living alone are welcome to join us for lunch, friendship and always some informative information. Our speaker for April is from Mon Valley Hospital. The subject will be living with arthritis. Please call Joni at 724-243-3576 for more information. Hope to see you there!

Peters Creek Historical Society Hosts Presentation on Peters Creek Stone on April 24th “The Mystery of the Peters Creek Stone and Its Local Connection” is the subject of the April 24 meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society. The presenter is Mr. Leonard Marraccini, vice president of the historical society and curator of the Mine History Room at the Enoch Wright House. Mr. Marraccini is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a BS in physics and post-graduate work in acoustics. He retired after a forty-year career with US Bureau of Mines and Mine Safety and Health Administration. His research into the mystery of the Peters Creek Stone has been a focus directed to unfolding the mystery that surrounds it. This strangely carved stone was found in 1894 by a railroad crew working near the mouth of Peters Creek. The stone was taken to Monongahela and changed ownership several times afterward. Where The Mystery Stone is the stone’s final destination? Who were its owners? Why did it travel and what are the numerous theories surrounding it? The public is welcome to join the society and its speaker for answers on Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. For more information, call 724-746-3203.

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Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust Renews Mission to Promote the Arts with Art Competition Moving forward to accomplish the mission of the Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust (MMVCT) to nurture and enhance the culture and arts in the Mid Mon Valley, MMVCT’s first art competition for local artists in the Mon Valley is officially announced. The competition is open to local artists living in Mon Valley communities or attend school in areas that share commonality ages 8 to 79+ and ends June 17, 2017. The Mon Valley area has a rich history and this will bring an awareness to our communities to celebrate that history and offer artists an opportunity for their talent to be seen by a larger audience. Although not everyone has the gift to create an artistic piece, everyone should have the opportunity to appreciate the work of those who do, and this will provide that experience for both. Local schools in the area will encourage young artists to enter their pieces and the local libraries will be depositories for the entries as we work together for the success of the competition. This first year offers prizes for entrants that will support their efforts to create a piece based on the theme: “Happiness is a Box of Cards.” There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age category, and at the end of the competition one entry will claim the People’s Choice award after voting is tallied at the end of the exhibit tour. The opening of the first art exhibit is planned for July 1 at SPHS in Charleroi. Winners in the four age categories will be announced then. The People’s Choice Award will be voted on over the weeks following by voting on the MMVCT website. A second exhibit of entries is slated to be held at the Rostraver Library and the last exhibit and chance to register your vote will be at the Monessen Library. The first place winners and the People’s Choice winner will be showcased and published in a box of cards that will be available to purchase after the competition ends. The box of cards will serve as an opportunity for local talent winners to have their piece published and provide an art history for the Mon Valley area. Pre-registration is required on the website and entry forms are available through local libraries and online. Judges along with their credentials can also be found on the website. The website address is

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Registration for Jefferson Hills Summer Recreation Programs Begins April 17 Registration for Jefferson Hills Summer Recreation Program for Borough Children ages 5 through 12 will begin on April 17 through June 1 at Jefferson Hills Library. Tuition is $35 per child. The program can accommodate 125 5- to 8-year-olds at Gill Hall Park and 65 9- to 12-yearolds at 885 Andrew Reilly Park. Registration will close when that number of registrations are received at each park. Only parents can register their children and proof of residence must be provided. The program begins weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon on July 5 and ends on July 28. For more information see the Borough website at The Borough of Jefferson Hills is taking applications for camp counselors ages 18 and over for weekday mornings at Gill Hall and 885 Parks. Salary is $9 per hour. Pick up applications at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Library or Municipal center offices. Candidates must be willing to obtain and provide clearances for working with children.

APRIL NEWS FROM THE SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY March Meeting On Tuesday, March 21, the Society’ program was “Eldora Trolley Park” with speaker Leonard Marraccini. It was an interesting, enjoyable and outstanding presentation. We thank him for all the extensive research he has done and the many wonderful programs he has presnted to our group.

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Spring Soiree at the Ripepi Winery Planned as Benefit for Monongahela’s 250th Anniversary On Saturday, May 6, from 3-6 p.m., there will be a Spring Soiree at the Ripepi Winery, as a benefit for Monongahela's 250th anniversary in 2019. Featuring: Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and the acoustic sound of the "Regular Joes.” This is hosted by MAHS's 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Tickets are $50 each, advance sales only, and may be purchased at CJ's Furniture, 142 West Main St., Monongahela or on the 250th's website: The Facebook page is MonCity250 - where the event details are listed.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. The scheduled program is “US Brig Niagara” with speaker Edd Hale. All Society meetings are open to the public at no charge and light refreshments are served.

Museum Addition The Society received a $100,000 grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, which was strictly for construction and would be paid only to the contractor for his services. The Society has had significant costs that were not includ-

ed in the grant. Funds expended from the Society’s treasury were for architects’ and engineer’ fees, bid publication cost and many other project related expenses which were a tremendous burden. It is important that we continue to have fundraisers that benefit the building fund. We appreciate our members and the community for their continued support of our fundraisers. The construction on the addition to the museum started in late December. As the construction of the museum nears its completion, the Society is grateful to all who participated in the project. The Society is especially proud of the board members and the building committee for their many hours of meetings, tremendous paperwork, extensive decisions and problem resolutions. It is anticipated that the museum will re-open in late spring or early summer. The Society also plans an official grand opening celebration. For more information¸ visit their web site at

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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Women’s History Month In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Donora Historical Society’s rotating exhibit features an exhibit on the women who helped shape Donora’s early years. Photographs are displayed depicting women’s social groups, and those who worked as skilled laborers in the steel mill during World War II. Other artifacts and mementos will be on display until summer. As part of our most recent grant project, another portion of our Bruce Dreisbach glass plate negative and photograph collection were developed that featured women in general, women in hats, and children from between 1910 and 1930. Look for future presentations that will show these newly developed photos and the stories behind them.

Next Cement City Walking Tour Date Set This year marks the centennial of Thomas A. Edison’s Historic District in Donora since Cement City was built in 1917. The first in a series of our seventh annual Cement City Home and Walking Tours will be scheduled for Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. The cost of the tour is $12/person and the tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours; space is limited. Please call or email to RSVP. 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. Another tour will be scheduled in October. Call or email to get your name added to a waiting list to get contacted when a date has been scheduled.

Return to Glory – Donora Dragons Due to the excitement generated from our ongoing game film project, the Croatian Club in Donora was chosen as the venue to hold our first “Game Film Get-Together” – a reunion of sorts, to show and relive Donora Dragon football games from the 1960s with former coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members and fans – a Return to Glory.

Subject to change, the date is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017. The games will be shown in the club hall with food and drinks available for purchase. We encourage audience participation with sharing their stories or memorabilia as we show portions of various games. We also encourage your ideas before September to make the day extra special by contacting us beforehand. While most of the films that have been converted show mostly game footage, there are games that show brief as well as extended footage of cheerleaders, majorettes, band members and parents during senior night. The games that contain that content is noted on our website. If you have any questions on exactly which games we have and which have been converted, consult the Historical Society or see the full list of games on our website under the “Game Films” tab.

T-Shirt Liquidation In anticipation of some new T-shirt designs, we are liquidating our older “Dragons through the Years” design for $5 per T-shirt. The T-shirts, along with other Donora mementos, are on sale at both the Smog Museum and Donora Public Library. Get the Tshirts while they last. The sweatshirts are already SOLD OUT. We already solicited the help of some younger Donora volunteer artists to help with newer designs. We anticipate gauging the public’s interest with the final designs through a Facebook campaign to see what people like and hope to have the newer Tshirts printed by the end of the year.

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Blast from the Past Returns to Charleroi as Must-See Oldies Show Fundraiser on April 21st

Blast from the Past, Volume IV, the Charleroi Area School District Education Foundation’s annual must-see oldies show, is set for Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Charleroi Area High School Auditorium. Frankie Day of AM 770 will once again be the Master of Ceremonies to introduce the “Blue Eyed Soul Man,” Billy Price, and the spectacular four-part harmonies of Pure Gold. Billy Price, who has been performing for audiences for three decades with legendary R&B guitarists and at rhythm and blues and jazz festivals, formed The Billy Price Band in 1990. He remains one of Pittsburgh’s favorite local musicians with a voice “lying somewhere between Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.” Pure Gold is a favorite amongst the local oldies music-loving crowd. Their signature acappella sound captivates audiences of all ages while performing music from the ‘50s, ‘60s ‘70s and blues to some of their own original material. As a blues or oldies lover…you sure won’t want to miss Billy Price and Pure Gold in one fabulous show! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a classic car cruise at Charleroi High School. The Dog House will once again be serving hot dogs, burgers and refreshments. Then at 6 p.m., stroll on into the auditorium lobby and take a chance on one of our spectacular Chinese auction gifts and our 50/50 drawing. At 6:30, the doors to the auditorium will open, where the Charleroi High School Show Choir will perform. Billy Price takes the stage at 7 p.m., then, following a brief intermission, Pure Gold performs. Both bands will have a meet-and-greet after the show for pictures and autographs. Ticket prices for this can’t-be-missed show are $50 for VIP seating and $35 for reserved seating. Please call Carol Claybaugh at 724-483-7075 or Kristin Marcy at 724-330-5002 for tickets. There will also be tickets available at the door. The Charleroi Area School District Education Foundation is a non-profit board that provides economic support to enhance the performing arts, athletics, academics and extracurricular activities through fair and consistent distribution of funds provided in collaboration with business, community and alumni to all of the schools in the Charleroi Area School District. The Charleroi Area School District auditorium is located on the school campus at 125 Fecsen Drive, Charleroi.

Gill Hall Volunteer Fire Company Craft Show Planned for May 7th Join us at the Gill Hall Volunteer Fire Company in Jefferson Hills for a spring craft show on Sunday, May 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Find and purchase great gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, communions, and decorations for the home!

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Author Michael MacCambridge to Discuss His Chuck Noll Biography at PT Library Mention Chuck Noll’s name to just about anyone in southwestern Pennsylvania, and they will say they remember him as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who led the team to four Super Bowl victories in a little over two decades and raised the morale of Pittsburghers to become a city of champions. To share more about Coach Michael MacCambridge Book cover Noll and who he was off the field, the Peters Township Public Library welcomes author Michael MacCambridge on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss his book, Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work. Register to attend by visiting or call 724-941-9430 #1. A book signing will follow the program. Michael MacCambridge is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on football. His book, America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation, was named one of the most distinguished works of non-fiction by the Washington Post in 2004, and won the Nelson Ross Award from the Professional Football Researchers Association. In addition to his many books, MacCambridge’s freelance writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and GQ.

Clay Kilgore to Speak at the April 17th Meeting of Charleroi Area Historical Society Clay Kilgore, executive director and curator of the Washington County Historical Society, returns to be the guest speaker at the Monday, April 17 program meeting of the Charleroi Area Historical Society. His topic will be ‘The Stone Quarry of Washington County.’ This was a new adventure for Kilgore, who did research on the stone quarry, one which provided stone for many of the buildings in and around the county, including some in Charleroi. Come and find out more about this stone quarry and how it impacted the growth of the economy in and throughout Washington County. Program President and Coordinator Ken Thompson is happy to announce that on May 15, the topic will be ‘Remembering Isaly's.’ Jay Ramsey of the Monongahela Historical Society, whose father managed the Isaly's store in Monongahela, brings much personal knowledge and experience of the history of the iconic ice cream and chipped ham gathering place so many of us fondly remember. When is the last time you had a Sky Scraper ice cream cone? Ramsey's presentation is filled with nostalgia and facts you may never have known about Isaly's. The public is always invited to any of CAHS, Inc.'s programs. They are held in Riverside Place, located in the Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. Meetings take place every third Monday of the month from March through October at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). For more information about CAHS, Inc., including membership, call 724-483-4961.

Spring Tea to be Held on April 29th for the Ringgold Harp Ensemble The Ringgold Harp Ensemble will present a spring tea on Saturday afternoon, April 29 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Ringgold Middle School café, 6023 Route 88, Finleyville. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school, which can be contacted at 724-348-7154.Tickets are $15 each and include tea sandwiches, treats, and a lovely variety of teas. Please remember to bring your favorite teacup to use at our family friendly tea. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. The proceeds will benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund, which enables the harp students to attend the Ohio Scottish Arts School (OSAS) at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The weeklong event at OSAS provides extensive classes in Scottish harp taught by the best teachers from the United States and Scotland.

‘This Little Light of Mine’ Vendor Show Planned for April 22nd in Bethel Park The ‘This Little Light of Mine’ vendor show is a fundraiser for a little light that faded too soon. Caleb went home to be with the Lord a year ago and this fundraiser is to help raise money and awareness for his condition: Trisomy Monosomy Mosaic Ring 13 disorder. The event will take place on April 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Christian Academy, 2500 Bethel Church Rd., Bethel Park. Vendors, Chinese auctions, and food are all part of the festivities. Come out and join us to celebrate Caleb! Contact Kristen Robbins at 330-8074054 or or Tracey Shvarts at 412-980-7270 or with questions.

Jefferson Hills Historical to Present Author Evening with Andrew Nixon The public is invited to join the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society for its April program on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center. Clairton native author and educator Dr. Andy Nixon will be the guest speaker as he talks about his books, ‘50 Shades of Grades,’ ‘My Journey Through Wacademia,’ and ‘Three Lives of Peter Novak.’

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GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING, RELEASES 2017 UPDATES The annual public meeting of the Greater Monessen Historical Society was held on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The treasurer presented the financial report to the membership, and Mary Lou Mussano Simkins was introduced as the new co-treasurer. President Daniel Zyglowicz reviewed the events of the past year and discussed upcoming events. The Historical Society is planning events to honor the memory of Monessen Founder, Colonel James M. Schoonmaker. The year 2017 will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Colonel’s birth and the 90th anniversary of his passing. Each board member was introduced and discussed their areas of responsibility. A message from the William Henry Donner Family was presented to the membership. Industrialist William Henry Donner was also one of the founders of Monessen and built Monessen’s first industry, the National Tin Plate Company in 1897, as well as a three story twenty-five room home on Parkway. The Orthodox Churches Exhibit was officially opened following the public meeting. This spring exhibit will be available for viewing through July on Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It covers the four Orthodox churches of the city: St. John the Divine Russian Orthodox Church, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, and St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church. The Historical Society is looking for individuals interested in becoming historic reenactors. Inquire at the Heritage Museum or speak to any board member. Membership renewals are due for the calendar year of 2017. Individual memberships are $15 for an individual, $20 for a family and $50 for a business. For the upcoming Easter holiday, the Museum Shoppe is offering two unique books: “Celebrate Easter – Polish Style” and “Celebrate Easter – Slovak Style.” The softcover books discuss the Eastern European customs of the Easter season and offer delicious recipes to try. They are available for a donation of $12 each. Colorful Easter basket covers and religious table runners are also in stock for your holiday table. 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, and Google us to find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is open Wednesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., weather permitting, at 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen. Call 724-684-8460 with questions. 17 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Volunteers Needed for Statewide Cleanup, Beautification Effort The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that runs through May 31. The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-AHighway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup. Commenting on the Great American Cleanup of PA, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said, “PennDOT is proud to join DEP and our other partners in organized efforts to keep Pennsylvania beautiful. Many thanks to the thousands of volunteers who are committed to this very worthwhile endeavor.” PennDOT has created a comprehensive webpage that includes all volunteer opportunities available, from the Great American Cleanup of Pa and Adopt-AHighway to Safety Training, Litter Brigades and more. Find it at at the “Roadside Beautification” banner. “Through their individual and collaborative actions, volunteers are significantly helping to eliminate and prevent pollution to our lands and waters,” DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell said. “And by adopting local roads and parks, they really do help beautify our green spaces.” During last year’s Great American Cleanup, 5,290,560 pounds of litter was collected from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails and shorelines by 158,821 volunteers. PennDOT’s AAH program contributed 8,046 volunteers who cleaned up nearly 23 percent of the collected litter on 10,258 miles of cleaned-up roadway. Through PennDOT’s AAH program, volunteers collect litter on a two-mile section of state highway at least two times a year. The program currently has over 4,750 participating groups, more than 83,260 volunteers and 10,305 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways. Gloves, trash bags and safety vests are provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. In addition, during “Pick it Up PA Days” from April 18 to May 8, registered events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills sponsored by PA DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association.

Monongahela Area Historical Society Plans Program on Eldora Park The Monongahela Area Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. on April 27, 2017 in the Parlor Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. Please enter through the Chess Street entrance. President Susan Bowers will highlight coming events, including the developing Monongahela Homecoming 250th Anniversary Celebration set for 2019. A historical program will follow a brief business meeting. Lee Mizwa will present a program on Eldora Park. For more information, call 724292-8247.

APRIL NEWS FROM THE SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL Upcoming Meetings The next two meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on April 11 and May 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be found at Questions may be directed to

Work Party The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8) at 9:30 a.m. Our next two work parties will be on April 8 (note that the April work party will not be on the 1st Saturday in April) and May 6, 2017. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information.

WOMEN OF SOUTHWESTERN PA, INC. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT REQUESTS WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc. (Women Organized to Mentor, Empower and Network) is accepting funding requests from local non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable and community organizations. Submission deadline is May 15, 2017 and decisions will be made in June. See for details on WOMEN’s philanthropic mission. In 2016, WOMEN returned $56,000 to Western Pennsylvania organizations for specific projects. The money was funded by profits from the annual Symphony of Food – A Chef’s Showcase dinner held each year in January. To qualify, an organization must provide service in Allegheny, Washington, Fayette or Greene counties, have IRS 501(c) (3) status, receive no federal funds for the specific projects, and benefit women’s, children’s or family interests. Applicants are asked to go to the website – – print and complete the Grant Application Form, attach a copy of non-profit status, specify the amount requested (up to $2,500), and send to WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc., c/o Philanthropy Committee, P.O. Box 1112, McMurray, PA 15317.

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Food Drive for Local Children Continues with Bag Brigade Program Teachers, schools, and administrators are faced with kids who come into the classroom with unmet needs on a daily basis. These unmet needs, whether they are physical or emotional, have a direct impact on a child’s ability to reach his or her potential. As part of the Belle Vernon and Rostraver communities, Gospel Alliance Church wants to get involved and help the kids in our local school district reach their highest potential. More than 50% of the kids receive free or reduced lunch. For some of these children, this is all the food that they eat in a day. What do they do on the weekends? Sometimes they don't eat at all, so the Bag Brigade is here to help! On Fridays, the children will receive a bag filled with nutritious food for them to take home. They will return the bags on Mondays so that they may be filled up again for the next Friday. We are so excited to begin this project and hope that you can help in any way possible, whether it’s by donation of money, items, or time. Items needed: Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese Peanut butter crackers Jif snack size 3-pack peanut butter Cheese crackers Whole grain Pop Tarts Granola bars Individual small boxes of cereal Canned pasta Hormel complete meals 19 ——————————————————————————————————————————


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Bradford House Museum Offers Tours The David Bradford House Museum, a national historic landmark and home of a leader of the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, will be open every Wednesday, April 5 through November 29, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for tours. The museum includes a beautifully restored and furnished two-story stone house, a kitchen cabin, and an 18th century-style garden. The gift shop carries a number of exclusive Bradford House and Whiskey Rebellion items and may be visited with no admission charge. The museum is located at 175 South Main Street, Washington, PA and free parking is available in the museum's private lot behind the house. The museum is open year-round by appointment. For private appointments, school tours and larger groups, please contact the museum at 724-222-3604 or A full schedule of special events can be found at

Catholic Women’s College Club Donates Easter Baskets, Prepares for Scholarship Recipient Members of the Catholic Women's College Club have been busy putting Easter baskets together for Mon Valley residents. The club will distribute over 3 dozen baskets to the local care centers, personal residences, nursing homes and shut -ins. The women of this organization have been carrying out this Easter activity for over two decades. Additionally, the scholarship committee has been reviewing applications for the club's scholarship recipient, to be awarded at the April meeting. This meeting will be held April 3 at 6 p.m. in Jozwiak Hall of St. Vincent de Paul in Monessen. New members are welcome.

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The Charleroi Elementary Center hosted a vendor and craft show on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and it was fitting that it was the weekend before spring began. Crafters kept the season’s motif in mind, especially the upcoming Easter holiday. Held in the cafeteria and gymnasium, it took place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show featured crafters, 39 vendors, 50 baskets, concessions, and 50/50 raffles. All vendors donated one basket. The Chinese auction baskets sold 20 tickets for $10 which included: cleaning supplies, duffel bags, hygiene products, school supplies, stuffed animals, jewelry, and an Easter cake. Mainly responsible for the event were Becky Spiker, elementary center librarian, and Dana Cannon, the elementary center’s school nurse. Spiker said, however, of the show’s work, “It’s a group effort; we have a team of about 20 people.” The school is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, and the team is made up of all hard-working volunteers. Cannon explained, “We decided to have this to donate to Harvest’s Bounty. We send food home for the weekend with approximately 340 kids who benefit from this program. It costs $38,000 a year to run this program, with grants, fundraisers, and private donations.” Just a few of the other fundraisers are Sarris candy sales, gift basket auctions, and spaghetti dinners. This is their first vendor and craft show, and they’re hoping to make it an annual event. With the outstanding coordination and arrangement of Saturday’s show, the elementary center will not have a problem doing this again. Some of the many vendors were: Premier Designs Jewelry, Avon, Christine’s Kitchen, Paparazzi Jewelry, and Express by Charms. Food such as hot dogs and sauerkraut, donuts, pop, coffee, and nachos and cheese was sold as well. Cannon concluded, “If anyone wants to donate to Harvest’s Bounty, contact me.” Her telephone number at the elementary center school office is 724-483-

Vendor and Craft Show coordinators Dana Cannon, elementary school nurse, and Becky Spiker, Charleroi Elementary Center librarian.

Concessions workers Christine Polkaba, 1st grade teacher; Kathy Franks, elementary reading specialist; and Kim Gilmore, kindergarten teacher.

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Three Rivers Quilters to Host Annual Quilt Show April 27th – 29th at New Location The Three Rivers Quilters Guild will present their 2017 quilt show April 27, 28 and 29 at their NEW LOCATION - The Meadows Race Track and Casino Special Event Center, 210 Racetrack Rd. Washington, PA! This colorful show will feature over 100 quilts created by fabric artists from far and wide. Quilts will range from miniatures to bed-sized done in many different techniques. In addition, there will be ongoing quilting demonstrations, a sewing-related “Granny’s 2017 Raffle Quilt Attic,” and many vendors with quilt-related items. This venue is in the heart of a rich entertainment area, which offers something for everyone. In addition to the Meadows Racetrack and Casino with racing, gambling, bowling, restaurants and much more, there is shopping, including outlet shopping, the Trolley Museum, motels and restaurants. Hours: Thursday, April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, April 28, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. Special $5 admission after 3 p.m. on Friday. This year’s theme is “Two Color Quilts.” The juried and judged show is open to all quilt makers. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded. Entries should be submitted by March 21, 2017. For a registration form and more information about the show and the Three Rivers Quilters Guild, please visit our website Contact Ruth Ann Lowery, 724-344-0323, regarding group discounts or general information about the show. The special exhibit is ‘The Food Quilt,’ created to bring awareness to the plight of those in need of food assistance in our area. This quilt will be donated to the Greater Washington Co. Food Bank to be used as a fundraiser.

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Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week Homebrew Workshop Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon $50 per person for county residents $62 per person for non-residents. Pre-registration required at www.alleghenycoun 20 people maximum - Ages 21 & older only great beer in your own home! Then, stick Learn enough basic brewing knowledge to make the afternoon homebrew demo. during ers memb around and brew with club

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week Demo & Sampling Saturday, April 22, 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. Ages 21 & older only See, smell and taste the brewing process! Watch a variety of homebrewing techniques and th sample delicious homebrew for free! Learn about the 11 anniversary of the fall charity event Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic the supports which Cure” a Up “Brewing

Jefferson Hills Library Plans 20th Annual Used Books and Boutique Sale The 20th annual used books and boutique sale will take place April 28 April 30 at Jefferson Hills Library, 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Hills Library. • April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Opening day! Book sale special plus buy one, get one free all non-fiction categories. • April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Book sale special plus buy one, get one free all book categories. • April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bag day - $5/bag! Boutique 50% off! • Preview Party April 27, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ticket are required: $10 pre-sale, $12 day of event. This includes: first look at books and boutique, raffle baskets, amazing door prizes, appetizers, book sale special, and free regular-priced book with ticket purchase.The book sale special is throughout the sale, including the preview party: buy one, get one free all rare and specially priced books.

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Washington County Farmland Preservation Board Accepting Applications for Farmland Preservation Program The Washington County Farmland Preservation Board will be accepting applications for the Farmland Preservation Program until September 30, 2017. A public informational workshop will be held on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the West Pike Run Township building, 238 Pike Run Drive, Daisytown. Topics include: application submission, eligibility requirements (including Agricultural Security Areas), easement restrictions and more. John Hewitt with the Washington County Conservation District will be in attendance and will answer any questions pertaining to the conservation plan requirement. Prior registration is recommended by calling the Washington County Planning Commission at 724-228-6811. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please call 724-228-6811 or by email at

APRIL NEWS FROM MANTLE HOUSE MISSION The staff here at the Mission would like to wish everyone a very joyous Easter. Blessings to you and your families as your worship and praise our risen Savior! Mantle House Mission is a discipleship and independent living skills program for young adults 18-24 years old in need of housing. It is here that each resident learns the love of Christ and the necessary skills needed to maintain a productive, independent life. Retail management, home care, relationship and money management are a few classes taught here at the Mission. Referrals may be made by contacting the Mission by phone at 724- 872-1800 or email The Mission also has a Resale Store which helps fund the Mission House; the location address is 132 S Water Street. Mondays at Mantle is a variety of classes which are held in the community room of the resale store. Space in these classes is limited. If you have spare vine wreaths, please call 724-872-1800 or email: or drop them off at the resale store, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 pm. Mondays at Mantle House Classes: All are welcome. All classes are $5 except where indicated. To register

for classes, you may call or go on our Mantle House Mission group page on Facebook. April 3, 2017: Easter Baskets -This class is a fun class for those who want to give someone a special homemade basket a loved one. Or you may want to adorn your Easter basket as a centerpiece. Class is $5. April 10, 2017: Chalk painting Made Easy: Paint your own wood item or buy one of ours for $3 additional dollars. Learn techniques in using chalk paint such as distressing and creating your primitive or shabby chic decor. Spring Fundraiser Dinner/ Musical Event - at the Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Hall on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Featuring Jimmy Sykes, pianist, and a local vocalist and musicians. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now. Featuring Gary’s best pork chops, homemade dessert, and music for your dining and listening pleasure. This year, take-outs will be available. We had a great response in November. The room is spacious and it became a dinner/music social time. So join us for a relaxing, satisfying evening. Each time you attend a class or our fundraiser dinner you are helping one young adult become all that he can be with the love of Christ! 25 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Introducing Our Newest Doctor

The physicians and staff of UPMC General Internal Medicine – South welcome Sarah A. Jones, MD, to their practice in West Mifflin.

Sarah A. Jones, MD Primary Care Physician

Dr. Jones received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internal medicine residency at UPMC. Dr. Jones is board-certified by the American Board of Internal medicine and has an interest in preventive medicine. UPMC General Internal Medicine – South provides physical examinations, preventive screenings, immunizations, referrals to specialists, and treatment for most diseases and conditions, including same-day and Saturday appointments are available for urgent conditions. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 412-692-4888 or visit UPMC General Internal Medicine–South 2397 Mountain View Dr. West Mifflin, PA 15122 412-692-4888 ————————————————————————————————————————— 26


St. George Day Festivities Planned at the Linden Grove Nightclub on April 23rd All parishioners, alumni, family and friends of the former St. George Church & School and St. John Vianney are invited to celebrate the feast day of St. George on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. This dinner event will be held at the historic Linden Grove Nightclub in Castle Shannon at 1100 Grove Road. Everyone from the St. George family and supporters are encouraged to attend.Seating is limited! Please call 412-502-5062 or email to RSVP and you will be contacted with details.

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North Belle Vernon Recreation Commission Plans Easter Egg Hunt for April 15th The North Belle Vernon Recreation Commission has announced plans for its annual Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt will take place on Saturday, April 15. The newly renovated Community Bank/NBV Park behind the Dairy Queen in North Belle Vernon, located on Graham Street, will be the location. The time of the event is scheduled for 11 a.m. and age groups range from 2-4; 5-7; 8-10. Approximately 3,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy for the event and special prize eggs will also be hidden amongst them! All are welcome to attend, and don't forget to bring your camera to get a picture with our special North Belle Vernon resident Mia Ambrose with the Easter Bunny. guest, the Easter Bunny! Any questions concerning this event can be directed to 724-929-2749.

Peter Seth Hoosac Announces His Candidacy for Magisterial District Judge Peter Seth Hoosac is seeking the position of Magisterial District Judge in District 27-1-02, which includes the areas of Donora, Carroll Township, Monongahela, and New Eagle. Peter Seth Hoosac is a newcomer to the arena of political service but is dedicated and determined to serve the people of his community with valor and integrity. He will strive to ensure that the Constitutional rights and civil liberties we so highly value are justly applied to everyone. He is a resident of New Eagle and has served his country honorably in the United States Military. He also has attended California University of Pennsylvania and Simpson University majoring in Liberal Arts and Ministry. He has been a member of the Carroll Township American Legion since 2002. He has previously served his community by presiding over the Monongahela Community Recreational Softball League from 2001-2007. Peter Seth would like to serve you and be a voice for justice on the political scene.

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Urban Bulldogs Against Kid Abuse Establishes National Chapter in Allegheny County By Charlotte Hopkins Children around the world have been gaining new support by the fast-growing group known as UBAKA (Urban Bulldogs Against Kid Abuse). Now, Allegheny County has become home to their national chapter. The officers are President Bob Smith, Vice President Jeff Van Dyke, Secretary Marie Nowak, Treasurer George Weir, and Treasurer Eric Raynes. UBAKA works with children who suffer from all types of abuse, such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and even bullying at school. UBAKA is actively seeking new members. Those who wish to join the group can contact Smith at or Van Dyke at 412-589-6788 or Nowak at 412-8727472. Each member signs a confidentiality agreement and there is a ninepage interview and a six-month trial period. Smith explains that “it has got

to be in your heart to want to help the children.” Whether you want to assist in mentoring, answering abuse calls, or working at their fundraisers, each member's contributions are appreciated. Members can be men or women, and there is no cost to become a UBKA member. Van Dyke expressed that “integrity and reliability” are their core values. Services provided by UBAKA: • If you are the parent of a child who is being bullied or recovering from abuse, they will step up to mentor. • They work with local authorities in Amber alerts and in tracking suspects, as well as in accompanying them on calls that could be deemed life-risking. • They will host open discussions for children at public schools and community events, on subjects of child abuse, bullying, and domestic violence as well. They will also educate staff members at daycare centers and preschools on how

to handle abuse situations and establish a line of contact with them for emergencies. • If you feel that your child is being abused and you are unable to get help from local authorities or CYF, contact UBAKA. They will speak on your behalf to the necessary people and see to it that action is taken. Keep in mind, they do screen complaints carefully and will know if they are being lied to and/or used to manipulate the courts. If your child is in need of help, they will contact CYS to keep their investigation alive. • They accompany children into the courtroom when they are nervous or afraid. If the child gets scared or intimidated on the stand they simply need to look over at their UBAKA friends and know that they are well protected. As a nonprofit organization, UBAKA is solely funded through donations and fundraisers. They will host a series of fundraising events this year, including a

UBAKA members meet at the Glassport Diner: Vice President Jeff Van Dyke, Secretary Marie Nowak, and President Bob Smith.

poker run for adults and an ice cream run for children. There will be no alcohol served, nor is it allowed to even be present, at any event focused on the children, such as the ice cream run. Anyone wishing to participate in or hosting a fundraiser for UBAKA can contact them through the numbers above or on their of their Facebook pages: UBAKAUSA or Urban Bulldogs Against Kid Abuse – USA.

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Washington County Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 ATHENA Finalists & Young ATHENA Award Recipient The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the finalists for the Washington County ATHENA Award and the recipient of the Washington County Young ATHENA Award. Celebrating its 15th year in Washington County, the annual ATHENA Award presentation presented by Washington Financial Bank, is an initiative of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. The 2017 finalists of the Washington County ATHENA Award are: • Mary Jo Harwood, President, Resilience Resources, LLC • Dr. Sally Mounts, Director of Development, City Mission • Natalya Sachivichik, Sr. Development Engineer, Range Resources Corporation • Janice Taper, Administrator, Washington County Behavioral Health Development Services • Kristi Webb, Senior District Manager / Western PA Sales Territory, Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson The recipient of the 2017 Washington County Young ATHENA Award is Stephanie Wagoner, Manager, Marketing and Community Relations for Washington Health System. Ms. Wagoner will accept this annual award presented in conjunction with the ATHENA Award at the Annual ATHENA Award Presentation Luncheon. Each year the event attracts hundreds of business leaders to recognize the role of women in Washington County’s economic, social and civic development. This year, the event will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh/Southpointe. According to Jeff Kotula, president of the chamber, the ATHENA Award is an internationally recognized award that honors women’s leadership within the business and civic communities. Mr. Kotula stated, “The award promotes women’s leadership by honoring exceptional individuals in the community who contribute in significant ways to the achievements of women and women’s leadership issues. As our 2017 Finalists demonstrate, we are very fortunate that Washington County’s businesswomen have taken leadership roles in both our civic and business communities.” For more information, please contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 724-225-3010.

Sixth Annual Golf Outing Planned by Friends of South Park for May 20th The sixth annual golf outing held by the Friends of South Park, The County Park will be held on Saturday, May 20 at the South Park Golf Course. The price of 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and beer/beverage at turn, a full catered dinner and many skill and door prizes is still only $80 per golfer! Guests may join the golfers at the dinner for $30 per person. The dinner will be held at the 100 Acre House on 100 Acre Road (next to the Haunted House).The outing is a scramble with the first tee time at 9 a.m. The foursome with the lowest score will play for free next year! Your business can be advertised at each hole or green for $100 and a sign will be placed at your designated hole or green. Advertising will also be in our program! PayPal is up and running if you wish to donate or pay for your golf on our website:, or on Facebook: Friends of South ParkAllegheny County Parks. Donations are always appreciated! All proceeds go towards the beautification of South Park! Deadline to register is May 1, 2017. Please contact Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403 or for more information and to make donations or Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times.

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Elizabeth Borough Fire Department Holds Banquet for Installation of Officers for 2017 By Charlotte Hopkins At the 2017 Installation of Officers Banquet, the Elizabeth Borough Fire Department recognized several firefighters for their milestone achievements. The firefighters have worked tirelessly to raise approximately $60,000 through their fundraisers every year. Fire Chief Chad Rager gave a special acknowledgment to Peggy and Cathy Ormond, who helped in making the banquet a success. They stayed awake until 2 a.m. cooking the food and preparing the social hall for the night's events. He thanked Glassport Fire Chief Wayne Lewis for mentoring him on his duties at the beginning of his years as fire chief. In the 10 years that he has been chief, the Elizabeth Borough Fire Department achieved three state certifications, including the 2A Swift Water Rescue/Flood Evacuation Team certification and the BLS Quad certification. Rager gave thanks to Nikkolich Towing for their assistance on numerous calls and to the Clairton firefighters for standing by the night of the banquet to answer calls, allowing the Elizabeth firefighters to enjoy their special night. He also thanked State Representative Rick Saccone for all of the work he has done for Pennsylvania firefighters. State Representative Rick Saccone was

(PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID MILLS) Fire Chief Chad Rager being sworn into office.

The new officers of the Elizabeth Borough Fire Department, Station 139

a guest speaker for the ceremony. He has been a longtime supporter of volunteer firefighters and emphatically expressed how “the dedicated firefighters, who give so much of their time and put their lives on the line for others, deserve our respect and support!” This year, Saccone was successful in helping the Elizabeth Borough Volunteer Fire Company receive a $15,000 grant. The newly appointed executive officers: President: Charles Smith Jr. Vice President: Matt Styche Treasurer: Margaret Ormond Secretary: Andrew Brantner Counselor: Rich Diehl The newly appointed line officers: Fire Chief: Chad Rager Deputy Chief: Matt Styche

Assistant Chief: Jeremy Rager Captain 1: Steve Poorman Captain 2: Darrick Boyd Lieutenant 1: Rich Diehl Lieutenant 2: Kevin Tennant Safety 1: Charles Smith Jr. Safety 2: Cole Buchina Engineer 1: Steve Trumpe Engineer 2: Jon D. Hill EMS Official: Andrew Brantner The newly appointed relief officers: President: Jeremy Rager Vice President: Steve Poorman Treasurer: Nick Tobin Secretary: Charles Smith Jr. The Elizabeth Borough Fire Department is actively seeking new volunteers. Those who are interested in learning more about the many types of work that they can put in at the fire department are welcome to stop down for more infor-

Race To Break the Cycle of Child Abuse Scheduled for April 30th A race will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 9 a.m. – noon starting at 3339 Washington Road, (Ace Plaza) Peters Twp. Proceeds support Watchful Shepherd USA, a non-profit organization that provides protection to abused children. Each bike will have a team of five. The race will consist of 15-minute heats with all team members riding relay-style sharing a stationary bike. To register and pay, go to and click on the PULSE logo. If you have any questions, please call Watchful Shepherd at 724-941-3339.

Sponsors needed! Overall Event Sponsor $3,000 includes large banner at event, name on rally towels given to all participants, two corporate teams of five. Corporate Team Sponsor $1,000 includes signage at the event, one corporate team of five. Individual Teams - $500 Individuals With or Without Teams $100 per rider

State Representative Rick Saccone showing his appreciation to the Elizabeth Borough firefighters.

mation. At this year's installation ceremony groups of firefighters were honored with plaques in gratitude for 5 and 10 years of service. Receiving 5-year service awards: Jeremy Brown Cole Buchina Caroline Fonner Steven Poorman Gregory Huschak Margaret Ormond Amy Styche Kevin Tennant John Furst Matt Styche Jon Hill Receiving 10-year service awards: Lee Fetterman Chad Rager Jeremy Rager Nick Tobin

Save the Date! Charleroi Rotary Club Plans ‘An Afternoon of Pasta, Wine, and Chocolate’ as Fundraiser The Charleroi Rotary Club is once again holding a fundraiser at Ripepi Winery on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This is their third annual event and promises to be an afternoon filled with fun, food, and lively conversation. ‘An Afternoon of Pasta, Wine, and Chocolate’ will feature appetizers, pasta and salad, a variety of chocolate candy treats, and wines paired with each course by Winery owner Rich Ripepi. A basket raffle and a drawing for half the take will also take place. Tickets will be available from members. Please call Steve or Colleen Arnowitz at 412-841-7700 or 724-258-5631 for more information.

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10th Annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament Slated for June 1st The MVRCC golf committee has set the date for the 10th Annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament for Thursday, June 1, 2017. It will be held at the Nemacolin Country Club, Beallsville, with a 9 a.m. start and registration at 8 a.m. Chairman J.J. Georgagis said that the committee has already met and is looking forward to another great turnout and beautiful weather for the 10th annual event. Proceeds from the outing benefit local students with scholarships to California University and Douglas Education Center, in addition to funding for a Chamber member to attend Leadership Washington County.

Western Area Career & Technology Center Offers Practical Nursing Program Open House Please come join the Western Area Career & Technology Center for an open house on May 25, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the WACTC Canonsburg Campus in the LPN building, located at 688 Western Avenue, Canonsburg. LPN building #1 is located up the second driveway (just past the big digital sign), first building on the left. Potential students will have the opportunity to: • Tour the classroom and lab areas • Meet with staff • Ask questions • Complete paperwork • Refreshments will be served • Discount on Admission Fee for those that Next class starts September 2017! Call for more information: 724-746-0467.

‘Knight at the Races’ Duquesne/West Mifflin Set for May 6th Join us for a great night of fun and entertainment at the track. Knights of Columbus Duquesne/West Mifflin Council #4210 is sponsoring “Knight at the Races” at Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Admission is $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door, and includes a pasta dinner, hor d’oeuvres, snacks and beer, soda, and BYOB set-ups. Gates open at 6 p.m. and post time is 7 p.m. Beginners and experienced participants or horse owners, all are welcome! We will explain everything you will need to have fun and WIN! To reserve a table for you and your guests, please contact DJ Palcsey at 412672-6222 or If you feel especially lucky, choose a name for your own horse or horses. There is no limit to the number of horses in your stable. Cost is $5 per horse entered in the race. Collect $25 if your horse wins the race! Horse owners need not be present to win.

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Local Author Details the DeMoe Family’s Courageous Battle with Alzheimer’s PT Library Hosts Author Niki Kapsambelis and DeMoe Family Members Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It is the only cause of death in the top 10 without any way to stop it or even slow it down. ‘The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease’ follows the DeMoe family’s courageous journey into Alzheimer’s research as well as the dramatic history of the disease, one of the great medical mysteries of our time. The Peters Township Public Library will welcome Niki Kapsambelis, author of The Inheritance, on Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Register to attend at or call 724.941.9430 #1. A book signing will follow the program. Niki Kapsambelis The DeMoe family of Tioga, North Dakota, has the most devastating form of the disease: an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in virtually 100 percent of all cases, striking its victims in their 40s, killing them in their 50s. Even more sobering is that a person who has the mutation carries a 50 percent chance of passing it on to their children. Rather than give up in the face of such news, when the DeMoes learned what was happening to them, they agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that seeks to find a successful treatment for Alzheimer’s by 2025. Multiple generations of the family are participating in the study, which is now testing experimental prevention drugs. If successful, these drugs have the potential to avert an international pandemic. Two members of the DeMoe family will appear at the library event to speak about their experiences. They are Robin McIntyre, 33, and her sister Jessica, 36. Their mother, Lori (DeMoe) McIntyre, died from Alzheimer’s in February 2016 at the age of 57. Before she died, Lori was a key contributor to The Inheritance. This program is brought to you through generous funding by Washington Financial Bank.

Seton Legacy Scholarship Fund Luncheon Planned for April 23rd at Crowne Plaza Hotel The 10th annual Women of Seton Legacy Scholarship Fund luncheon will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (across from South Hills Village) on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. This fundraising event is supported by alumnae of Elizabeth Seton High School and Seton LaSalle High School to grant scholarships to a qualifying incoming female freshman student attending Seton LaSalle High School. Cost is $32 and reservations are required by April 12. For additional information, contact Pat Clarke at 412-401-6709.

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Puskar Endorsed by Allegheny Democrats On March 5, 2017, Attorney John "Jack" Puskar, a resident of South Park, was formally endorsed by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee for the office of District Judge, for District 05-2-16. District 05-2-16 covers the communities of South Park, Pleasant Hills, and Jefferson Hills. "I am proud and humbled to have received this honor," said Puskar. "I promise to dedicate myself John "Jack" Puskar to serving our community." If elected, Puskar pledges to serve the office full-time and to serve as long as the members of the community would have him serve.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club Hosts Presentation on ‘Gut Instincts’ The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 18, 2017 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Mark Davis, registered dietician. His topic is "Gut Instincts." All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Elaine at 412-719-8177 for more information.

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Hop Over To Bunny Trolley at The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Join us as the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum opens for the season with one of our favorite events, “Bunny Trolley.” Ride a beautifully restored antique trolley to see the Bunny on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7-9, and Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ongoing activities include an egg hunt, a springtime craft activity, Four-Leaf 4-H Club’s live rabbits and a photo opportunity with the Bunny. Trolley rides leave every 20 minutes with the last ride leaving the platform at 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $8 for children (ages 1-15), and children under 1 are free. Admission also includes an introductory film on the Trolley Era, photo exhibits and a guided tour of the Trolley Display Building. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the website at The museum is open to the public from April 1 through December 17. The museum is open 7 days a week between June - August (no tours or trolley rides on Mondays except July 3 and August 14). We are closed Easter but are open Memorial Day and Labor Day. The last tour begins at 3 p.m. For group tours and educational field trips please call for more information.

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Monessen Council Commits to Cleaning Up Streets, Welcomes Student Group from SHU By Jill Runfola At the Monessen Council meeting on February 27, 2017 at 7 p.m., attendees and Council worked together on ideas for the city. Also, there were guest students from Seton Hill, and Councilman Chiaravalle was once again commended for great budget work. Dept. of Accounts and Finance Councilman Ron Chiaravalle said that all the lights are being changed by West Penn Power to new energy-efficient lights, which he estimated to have 7-10 year lifespans. They were replaced for no charge through a utility co. program. He said, “We expect to see a large savings in our street lights audit. There were new lights installed at the civic center…We’re trying to make things better with the lights.” Mayor Lou Mavrakis commented, “I like that, Ron, I appreciate that, and so does everyone else. You did a good job with the lights.” Next, a presentation was given by a Seton Hill University student group as

part of a class project. Their mission: What could they do for Monessen? They asked for suggestions from residents and Council. The mayor told them about being in the process of selling the building, and would they like to do anything with that? One student, Chandler Rose, said, “We’re also thinking of hosting a community event. We should have food, beverages, and face-painting for kids.” A resident suggested they hold it at the civic center. Breanna Myers, another student, spoke next, saying they would be in touch. They will hold the event in May. Later, residents suggested the school group be in charge of organizing cleanup day for each block of Monessen. Next, Mayor Mavrakis made a motion to post a public sign for “Bishop Joseph E. Bass Sr. Way.” This sign would be on Reed Ave. to honor Bishop Bass’ life and ministry. The mayor added that he spoke on the Bishop Bass’ behalf, because they were very good friends.

Monessen Councilmen (front row, l – r): Gary Matta, Solicitor; Mayor Mavrakis; Ron Chiaravalle, Accounts and Finance; and (back row, l – r): John Nestor, Public Safety; Ed Lea, Parks and Public Properties; Wayne Vlasic, Controller.

During public commentary, a Reed Ave. resident, Lois Thomas, spoke out by saying, “Monessen is filthy. Why could we not organize quarterly clean-up days? Then, let each street be responsible for their own street?” Residents all spoke at length, offering suggestions on cleaning up Monessen. The idea of cleaning Monessen took off, and the Mayor concluded the meeting by saying that he will organize a clean-up with Council, and there will be

Seton Hill students who made a presentation at the meeting are (l-r): Breanna Myers, Danielle Kowder, and Chandler Rose.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP: EQT Wearing Out Its Welcome with Some Local Residents By Miranda Startare Carroll Township Board of Supervisors heard complaints at the March 7 regular monthly meeting from a township homeowner about the burdens of living near the continuing natural gas drilling and fracking in residential areas. Bill Lemonovich, of Lewis and Clark Drive, described the excessive noise, dirt, odors, and general disruption to living conditions of himself and everyone within the residential areas affected by EQT drilling and working in the township. Mr. Lemonovich detailed the traffic congestion from the convoy of large trucks in and around his home and Van

Voorhis Lane, and the dirt deposited on homes, cars, and property. The odors left by the residue on surfaces is of concern to Mr. Lemonovich as he questions any possible chemical exposure. Mr. Lemonovich said his quality of life and his property value have been affected and asked the Board, “Have you thought about the effects of the drilling?” Vice Chairman James Harrison responded that no one anticipated the amount of fracking and drilling that would occur in the township, adding that, “We try to react to complaints. We contact the people responsible immediately. They have been coopera-

tive with the township.” Harrison further explained that the township receives notice from the state each time a property owner allows EQT to drill on their property, but the township cannot stop them. Mr. Lemonovich asked the Board about solutions to the noise level, which is forcing some residents to sleep in their basements or with earplugs because of disruption to their ability to sleep, according to Mr. Lemonovich, who mentioned the increasing number of compressors used by EQT as a major culprit in the excessive noise, in addition to the fracking. Chief of Police Paul Brand said that

he has taken sound readings with a store-purchased device that has registered within acceptable ranges, but noted that the noise complaints are not a police matter since officers do not have the expertise in accurately measuring the noise or the ability to tell them to lower the noise. Vice Chairman Harrison assured Mr. Lemonovich and residents that, “Your complaints are being heard. You’ll hear more about it in the future.” Mr. Lemonovich restated his concerns about what can be done to address these issues, asking, “What can we do when the noise level is too much if no one can do anything?”

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Rostraver Township is Now an Opt-in Community for the Pennsylvania Construction Code On March 1, 2017, the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to opt in the Pennsylvania Construction Code and hire K2 Engineering Inc. as the Township’s inspector. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s website, “Over 90% of Pennsylvania’s 2,562 municipalities have elected to administer and enforce the UCC locally.” What this means for Rostraver Township is that residential and commercial properties will now deal directly with K2 Engineering instead of a third party inspector to enforce the Pennsylvania Construction Code. Residential and commercial properties will still need zoning permits from the township but will also be required to get a building permit from K2 Engineering. Residential New Residential Dwelling Residential Addition Accessory Buildings over 1,000 sf Accessory Building over 200 sf In-ground Swimming Pool Above-ground Swimming Pool Above-ground Swimming Pool with Deck Porch or Deck over 24” off the ground Porch or Deck attached to Permanent Structure New Roof Structural Changes to existing Roof Privacy Fence over 6ft. tall Retaining Wall over 3ft. tall Commercial New Alteration Renovation Occupancy Existing building with no structural changes Demolition Residential & Commercial

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Also at the March 1 meeting, the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners presented Dr. Tom Mueller and Jason P. Gehringer with certificates of appreciation for their contributions thru California University of Pennsylvania’s GIS 311 Fall 2016 class. California University created a map and database for Rostraver Township’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Outfalls. The Board of Commissioners also approved a conditional use for Agritourism. The applicants are

Pictured are (l-r): Dr. Tom Mueller, Vice Chairman Gary Litvany, Commissioner Devin DeRienzo, Jason Gehringer, Chairman Gary N. Beck Sr., Commissioner Raymond Iacoboni, and Commissioner Patrick Egros. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners presented Dr. Tom Mueller and Jason P. Gehringer with certificates of appreciation for their contributions thru California University of Pennsylvania’s GIS 311 Fall 2016 class.

Walter S. & Roxanne Vinoski who plan to open up a winery at located at 333 Castle Drive in 2017. Additionally, Rostraver Township will be hosting two workshops pertaining to stormwater management. Thursday, April 20, 2017 will feature 'Managing Stormwater' as a workshop for homeowner's associations and commercial property managers.” Invitations will be sent out to homeowner associations and private commercial property managers with more details. Thursday, May 11, 2017 will feature 'Managing Stormwater' as a workshop for Homeowners. This workshop is free and open to the public, and more information can be found on the Rostraver Township webpage at

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New Eagle Council Adds New Members After Resignations By Miranda Startare New Eagle Borough Council held its regular monthly meeting March 7 with two new council members, who had been added to accommodate for recent resignations. Council held a reorganization after the February meeting to include Saundra Bobnar, replacing Archie Caseber, who resigned in December, and Jason Schmid, replacing James Ferguson, who also recently resigned. The reorganization also establishes Councilman William Sherry as Vice President. The new council announced recent drainage and catch basin work completed in the borough and planned work to be completed. The borough has inspected an issue on a property at 815 Maple Ave. regarding water damage from improper road drainage at the owner’s driveway entrance. The issue was temporarily corrected, and a plan was developed to correct the problem when weather permits. The borough also inspected an issue on Rush Avenue near a property’s driveway, making plans to correct the problem by adding two basins, replacing a drain pipe at an adjacent property’s driveway entrance, and including curbs and aprons as needed for proper water drainage. Council also stated that several catch basins were cleaned, and that borough equipment and property maintenance and cleaning is in progress.

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South Park Board of Supervisors to Hold Three Public Nuisance Hearings; Will Continue Hearing for Possible Scarmazzi Home Development By Colette Dell The South Park Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting on March 13 at 7 p.m. to discuss the following. Prior to the meeting, the Board held the public hearing regarding a potential residential development. Scarmazzi Homes submitted a planned residential development 2516 Grove Rd. – request (PRD), to construct the develpossible public nuisance opment in the vicinity of Snowden Rd. The hearing was held for the purpose of receiving testimony with regard to this proposed project. The developer asked for a continuance to June 12. Victor Paving and Construction was chosen as the lowest responsible bidder with regard to the project identified as the 2017 restoration of various streets, in the amount of $472,790.01. The project identified as the 2017 township-wide sanitary sewer project – lining project was awarded to Layne 2524 Grove Rd. – possible public nuisance Inliner Inc., in the amount of $154,750. Also, the 2017 townshipwide sanitary sewer project – point repair contract was awarded to Lawson Excavating Inc. in the amount of $73,450. The Board declared the property at 1472 Berryman Ave. a public nuisance. Three nuisance hearings have been scheduled for April 10. The hearing for the property at 2516 Grove Rd. is scheduled for 6:15 p.m., the hearing for the property at 2524 Grove Rd. will be held at 6:30 p.m., and hearing for the property at 2950 Sebolt Rd. will take place at 6:45 p.m. The Montour Trail Council submitted a waiver request with regard to Section of the storm water management ordinance, which was approved by the Board. The Board also granted preliminary and final approval to the Montour Trail Phase 8F for their project, to be located within the vicinity of Piney Fork Rd. A number of individuals have been hired for the 2017 Summer Recreation Program. Three training requests were approved. Officer Richard Griffith is to attend “Lethal Weapon-Homicide by Vehicle/DUI,” which will be held in Pittsburgh on May 16, at a total cost of $118. Officer Brian Rucienski is to attend “Prescription Drug Investigation,” which will be held in Greensburg on April 24-26, at a total cost of $18. Various officers also attended the training “Defensive Tactics,” sponsored by SHACOG, between the dates of March 20-24.


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April 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— ABROMOVITZ, Sidney H., 89, of Baldwin Borough, died February 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ANDRESKOVICH, Helen Hotochin Sabo, 95, of North Charleroi, died March 12. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BEHANNA, Shirley (PIERCE), 90, of Monongahela (Carroll Township). Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BENZO, Theresa “Terry” M. (GLOWACKI), 79, of Whitehall, died March 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BERCIK, Rita Marie (SMITH), 49, of Monongahela, died February 10. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BERNIAK, Frank T., Jr., 79, of Monongahela (Carroll Township), died February 1. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BORCIK, Margaret C., 69, of West Mifflin, died February 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BREISINGER, Donald E., 84, of Bethel Park, died February 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRUNI, Josephine, 96, of Monongahela, died February 19. Arrangement by Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. BUTLER, Mary Ann, 69, of Clairton, died March 10. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CANARY, Dennis P., 83, of Baldwin, died March 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CORONA, Dominick, 86, of Dunlevy, died March 13. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DEUTSCH, Beverly Joan, 78, of North Charleroi, died February 27. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. DOYLE, Alelaide “Dolly” Burens, 88, of Clairton, died February 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FAWCETT, Anna Mae Noel, 85, of Monongahela, died February 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FERGUSON, Janet G., 80, of Bethel Park, died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. 35 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Recent Local Death Notices FERNANDEZ, Helen M. (Kulikoski), 87, of Monongahela, died February 21. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. FERRARA, Helen Marie, 94, of Charleroi, died February 22. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. FLOWERS, William D., 75, of Bethel Park, died February 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GIDEL, Carol (CHAROK), 69, of Elizabeth Township (formerly of West Mifflin), died February 21. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. GRELO, Frank, 79, of Jefferson Hills, died February 23. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HASTIE, James T., 100, of Whitehall, died February 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. IDDON, Edward Jr., 89, of Elizabeth, died February 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. JENNION, Baby Joshua Allen, 1 year old, of New Eagle, died February 25. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. JOHNSTON, John “Jack” P., 84, of Monongahela, died February 25. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. KURPIESKI, Thelma V., 94, of North Charleroi, died March 2. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. KUTZFARA, Lori (CHABRICKY), 51, of Jefferson Hills (formerly of California, PA), died February 14. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LeDONNE, Joseph, 95, of Jefferson Hills, died February 25. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LEGARSKY, George Tim, 63, of Roscoe, died March 8. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. MATTHEWS, Donald Francis, 92, of Jefferson Hills, died February 18. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MATWAY, Irene Victoria, 90, of Bethel Park, died February 19. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MAZZARELLA, Bernice, 82, of West

Mifflin, died February 24. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. McDONALD, Alan Carter, 67, of North Side (formerly of Baldwin-Whitehall), died February 18. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MELANI, Michael D., 53, of Jamestown, NY (formerly of Baldwin Borough), died February 27. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MERLO, Richard J., 74, of Fallowfield, died March 5. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MESSINA, Joseph, 85, of Baldwin, died March 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MEYERS, Piney Alice Rosemarie (BRUNETTI), 75, of Jefferson Hills, died February 17. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. MILLER, Margaret (GRAHAM), 97, of Jefferson Hills, died March 4. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MOFFIT, Mary Lillian (SeFRANKO), 95, of Jefferson Borough, died February 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NASCI, Madalen Ann “Madge” (Sinatra), 79, of Baldwin Borough, died February 20. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. NICHOLS, Ella Louise, 89, of Charleroi, died February 25. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. NIKOLICH, Michael G., 75, of Elizabeth, died February 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NOVAKOVICH, Walter, 88, of Castle Shannon, died March 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OLDS, John H., 69, of Finleyville, died March 3. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PECONI, Gerald “Jerry”, 68, of Jefferson Hills, died March 8. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. PIGFORD, Gordena “Dean”, 95, of New Eagle (formerly of Somerset Township), died February 15. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

POKORNY, Louis “Wild Louie” Jr., 69, of Fallowfield, died February 24. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. PORRETTO, Donald “Dunno”, 93, of Charleroi, died March 14. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ROBERTS, Thomas R., 89, of Bethel Park, died March 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROWE, Kathryn (Aunt Kack), J., 60, of Monongahela (formerly of Elizabeth), died February 7. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. SANDERS, William H., 86, of West Mifflin, died February 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCORZA, Virginia J., 87, of Charleroi, died February 27. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SCOTLAND, Emma A. (PERELLA), 81, of Bethel Park, died February 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SEFTAS, Marie C., 95, of Charleroi, died February 24. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SHYMATTA, Frank M., 91, of Monongahela, died February 3. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. TARR, Joseph, 91, of Baldwin Borough, died March 11. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. TELEGRAPHIS, Sandra (FENWICK) R., 79, of Monongahela, died February 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. VAHOSKY, Melissa Page, 41, of Elizabeth, died February 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WAGNER, Charles “Chuck” Bateman, 91, of Fallowfield, died February 19. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. WILSON, George A., 95, of South Park, died February 25. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WINTERS, Holly E., 43, of Eighty-four, died March 7. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ZENUH, Catherine, 89, of West Mifflin, died February 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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Business & Merchant News MVRCC WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS TOURNAMENT OF ROSES COMES TO BETHEL PARK On May 6, 2017, the Bethel Park Chamber is hosting a “Run for the Roses” Monte Carlo Nite at Cool Springs Sports Complex. Join the Chamber for a fun night of racing, food, table games and entertainment from 5 - 10 p.m. Wear your best hat, join in the “Parade of Hats,” and celebrate the season festivities with mint juleps. For more information, go to or call 412-595-8361.

Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Taste of the Town a Hit! On Sunday, March 12, the GRC hosted 15 local establishments and nearly 300 attendees at Rostraver Central Fire Hall for the 3rd Annual Taste of the Town. The Taste of the Town is a way to showcase locally owned and operated food and beverage establishments. Attendees were able to sample and sip the offerings of appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Favorite items included corn chowder, pulled pork, favored cheeses and kielPictured (l-r) are representatives from the basa, smoked wings, ice cream, People’s Choice Award winner, The Carriage whiskey and wine, and a variety of Inn, with GRC representatives: Kelly Vargo, Gina bakery items. C. Lynn (GRC Director), Dominique Tolomeo, Attendees voted for their overall and GRC board member Lynn Grimes. favorite establishment and the winner was awarded the People's Choice Award. This year's winner was The Carriage Inn, located at 1601 Lovedale Road, Elizabeth. The GRC extends sincere thanks to the participating establishments. Please remember to patronize them: Aunt Carol’s Gourmet Dips; Big Barn Country Store; Bill’s Golfland; Caporella’s Trattoria; Carriage Inn Restaurant & Catering; Liberty Pole Spirits; North Charleroi Dairy Queen; Rock Run Inn Grille & Banquets; Rostraver Shop-n-Save Bakery; The Peppermill Bar & Grille; The Pizza Company; The Sweet Spot Bakery; The Washington Winery Charleroi; Twelve Oaks Restaurant & Tavern; and Winslow Winery. Thanks also go out to our attendees, dedicated committee, volunteers, and board of directors.

Cavcon Construction Company Ray Duffy 211 Hoff Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601 724-834-5220 x 101 General Contractor Life'sWork of Western PA Mon Valley Division Edward M. Frye 222 Nazareth Drive Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-684-3630 Non-Profit Organization

Mary Kay Paige Findley 128 Franklin Drive Brownsville, PA 15417 724-797-0508 Skin Care New Leaf Recovery Services, PC Robert Belluso, D.O. 90 Chamber Plaza Charleroi, PA 15022 724-565-1121 Addiction Treatment Vale Vista Associates Donald J. Ivill WillowPointe Plaza 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 206 Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-678-7934 Real Estate Development

WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK APRIL EVENTS The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit for more information. Local area meetings will be held as follows: • The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, April 5 and 19. Contact Tommi Calabria at 724-825-7818. • The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at The Meadows, 255 Meadowlands, Blvd., Washington on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, April 12 and 26. Contact Tracy Eisenman at 724-263-0304. • The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread - Galleria, 150 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, April 11 and 25. Contact Barbara DeJohn at 412-600-5483. • The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, April 6 and 20. Contact Susan Ceklosky at 412334-3230.

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Peters Township Graduate Builds Painting Business in South Hills Andrew Parker was selected for a highly competitive College Works Painting internship. The program puts students at the helm of a small business for a single summer. Andrew Parker may only be one year removed from Peters Township High School, but that isn't keeping this young entrepreneur from running his own business. Andrew, a 2016 PTHS graduate, is a freshman engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh. This spring, he'll be extending his learning beyond the classroom with some real-world experience, thanks to a highly selective internship with College Works Painting. Andrew was one of roughly 2,000 interns across 32 states hired this year to manage a team of young painters, marketers and other employees operating in the South Hills. The company provides its college interns with painting supplies, a budget and extensive mentoring, then steps back as the student takes charge of building revenue, controlling costs and maintaining all other aspects of a small exterior and interior painting business. “Through this internship, I am looking learn time management and leadership skills in a challenging, but rewarding environment. These skills will extend beyond the internship as well, and I hope to use them in every aspect of my life." Parker said. Although the painting season doesn't start until June, Andrew already has his hands full scouting out potential clients, hiring his team and setting business initiatives in motion. College Works, a for-profit company, takes a portion of the earnings from each home painted, but compensates its interns over the course of the summer—in addition to the up-front investment the company makes in supplies, training and mentoring. Interns are mentored at each step of the way by someone who has successfully completed the program. For Andrew, who is interested in a career in engineering and product development, the internship was an opportunity to branch out and pick up new skills. Even more important for the PTHS grad, however, was the opportunity to meet new people. "One aspect I’m looking forward is expanding my network by having a solid base of satisfied clients." Andrew said. "Customer service is everything to me because at the end of the day, a happy customer lets me know that I’m doing something right."

MON VALLEY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NOW ACCEPTING 2017 MEMBERSHIPS All local businesses are encouraged to consider joining the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. It is one of the best business investments that can be made, with relationships that can last for years to come. The membership plaque that you will receive represents your commitment to your community and to your success as a business owner when your customers and clients see it displayed. Dues are as low as $150/year for an owner/operator business, and non-profits and associate memberships are also available. Please visit our website,, to see the many benefits of Chamber membership, or call the Chamber office at 724-4833507 and ask for Chamber Director Deb Keefer for more information.

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MVRCC Member Luncheon Slated for April 11th Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, will be the keynote speaker at MVRCC’s member luncheon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Lombardi Conference Center, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. Registration and networking begins at 11:45 a.m. and the luncheon will conclude at 1 p.m. The subject matter of Russo’s presentation will focus on a commission formed by Governor Tom Wolf, the PA Early Learning Investment Commission. Studies show Audrey Russo that investments in quality early education provide significant return on investments, most notably in the workforce of the future, according to the Commission’s website. “We are so pleased to be hearing Audrey’s presentation on a most impactful initiative,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director. This luncheon is open to all businesses and individuals. Local educators at all levels are encouraged to attend. $16/person will be charged for members, and $18/person for non-members. A token for the parking garage is included in the registration fee. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber at 724-4833507 or by on line registration at

Riverside Dental Care Shines in MVRCC Member Spotlight for March

of Pittsburgh

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) is pleased to name Riverside Dental Care as its March Member Spotlight business. Riverside Dental Care in Roscoe is a family-friendly dental practice with a convenient location, service for almost every kind of dental issue, and hours designed for every lifestyle. The staff at Riverside is led by Dr. Josyln McWilliams Bilitski. Dr. Bilitski received her B.A. at Case Western Reserve University and her dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Since graduating from Michigan in Pictured here in the MVRCC Member 2006, she completed a general pracSpotlight are (l-r) Stacy Rhoads, hygienist; tice residency at the Veterans office manager Diane Matafka; dental assisAssociation Pittsburgh Healthcare tant Jackie Yohe; and Dr. Josyln Bilitski. System. At the VA, Dr. Bilitski gained advanced clinical experience in crowns, bridges, partials and dentures, simple and surgical extractions, periodontal surgery, rotary endodontics and the restoration of implants. She began her practice of general dentistry at Community Action Dental Services of Uniontown, PA, and joined Drs. Belasco, Ober and Associates in 2008. Riverside Dental is a division of that practice. Her staff includes hygienist Stacy Rhoads, office manager Diane Matafka, and dental assistant Jackie Yohe. Riverside has been operating since 2008 and is located at 600 Furlong Avenue in Roscoe. They see patients Monday through Thursday and have early morning and evening options. Among their services are bridges, crowns, full mouth restoration, hygiene services, implant restoration and more. Call 724-938-2308 to make an appointment today.

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Hey Juicy is Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce March Business of the Month

Pictured are (l-r): Dave Zomber, owner Kathy Heinz, Brittany Hart, and Steve Tiernan.

Hey Juicy, located at 540 Broad Ave. Suite 2, Belle Vernon is a full-service vape shop and lounge. Family owned and operated, they have been in busy for 2 _ years and are open 7 days a week Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hey Juicy carries a wide variety of vaping products and over 200 different E-liquids. For more information, call 724-317-9360, or visit

Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Welcomes State Rep. Justin Walsh

Pictured are (l-r): Alicia Hinzman, Mary Jane Peters, Jennifer and Justin Walsh, Jennifer Orsini, and Philip Remaley.

On Friday, March 10, the GRC welcomed State Representative Justin Walsh to the community with a ribbon cutting at his new Belle Vernon office, located at 1739 Rostraver Road. The open house event was attended by business owners, community residents, local municipality commissioners, leaders and politicians. A “Coffee with Justin” session will be held Friday, March 24 at 9 a.m. For more information on State Rep. Walsh, visit

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Peace, Love & Polish

Pictured are (l-r): GRC board member Cathy Glad, owner/operator Ashley Lowery, GRC Director Gina C. Lynn, and GRC board members Jerry Fronzagleo and Lynn Grimes.

The GRC had a great time at Peace, Love, & Polish as they welcomed owner/operator Ashley Brooke Lowery to the GRC and community with a ribbon cutting in February. Located at 800 Fayette Avenue, Unit C, Belle Vernon, Ashley offers waterless manicures and pedicures, facials, ear candling, and Reiki wellness services. To schedule an appointment, call 724-984-0686 or visit

The Washington Winery Charleroi The opening of Washington Winery Charleroi (located inside Off the Wall Arts), 532 McKean Avenue, was celebrated on March 1 with members from the GRC, Mon Valley Regional Chamber and community friends gathering for wine samples and networking. Washington Winery owners Angela and John Burgess and Off the Wall Arts owners Casey and Eric Clark have collaborated on this satellite location. Washington Winery Charleroi will be open during painting events at Off the Wall Arts and other times for wine purchases by the glass or bottle. For more information and event listings, go to

Pictured are (l-r): Eric Clark (owner, Off the Wall Arts), Angela Burgess (owner, Washington Winery), Casey Clark (owner, Off the Wall Arts), and Charleroi council member Ed Bryner.

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If you have questions for our expert, send your questions to SOUTH HILLS-MON VALLEY MESSENGER, P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or e-mail

To be featured in our Ask the Experts column, call 412-249-8177

PAIN TREATMENT APPLIANCES Q: Why Should I Buy A Weber Gas Grill? A:

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. 2214 Rt. 88, Dunlevy (Exit 40 off Interstate 70, and just minutes off Rt. 43) 724-326-5616

Q: What are the common types of pain? A: Nerve related pain, muscle related pain, bone related pain, organ related pain, psychogenic pain, cancer related pain.

Q: What are the common sites of pain? A: Back pain, neck pain, extremity pain, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, thoracic pain, facial pain, generalized aches, joint pain.

Arif Rafi, MD Therapeutic Interventional Pain Center

Q: What is the cause of back pain? A: It is usually due to the body's natural response to injury or degenerative conditions of the spine. Most of the time it is resolved by time and does not require surgical intervention. Healing time is usually about 6 weeks. Sudden pain could be due to overstretched muscles or ligaments. It could be due to acute herniation of the disc between the vertebras. Acute injury to vertebral bodies (compression fracture) could cause sudden pain. Transforaminal nerve compression could also cause pain and weakness. Chronic back/neck pain is more common. It is due to degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs.

Q: What treatments are available? A: Medications (anti inflammatory, muscle relaxants, neuropathic medication, narcotic medication, oral steroids, local anesthetics), physical therapy/chiropractic, acupuncture, epidural steroid injections and advanced interventional procedures (many types), surgeries. Chronic back/neck pain is more common. It is due to degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs.

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Arif Rafi, MD Therapeutic Interventional Pain Center 100 Stoops Drive, Suite 240 Monongahela, PA 15063 724-483-4282 office 724-483-4078 fax

Jose Ramirez Del Toro, MD The Orthopedic Group 800 Plaza Drive, Suite 140 Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-379-5802 office 724-379-5874 fax

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Seniors for Safe Driving April Events


Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for seniors 55 years of age and older. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. Receiving this discount is mandated by Pennsylvania state law. The mature driver improvement course helps drivers understand how aging affects abilities and provides insight about driving on today’s roadways. Upcoming Classes: • April 5 & 6, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642 • April 11, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon, PA 15642 To register for a class, call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245. To register online, visit

LifeSpan Services @ Bethel Park Community Center – 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park Senior Resource Symposium on May 24 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by LifeSpan, Gateway Hospice, Comfort Keepers, Gateway Health Plan and Seniors Safe at Home. Join us for educational demonstrations including cooking, flower arranging, tai chi and more. Free picnic lunch for all. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the South Hills Interfaith Ministries and receive a chance to win raffle baskets. Performances by local musicians. LifeSpan’s certified information and assistance specialist will be onsite to offer assistance. Call today for reservations to join us in celebration of Older American Month at 412-831-7111. LifeSpan Century III Mall –Level 2 next to Dick’s Sporting Goods Spring CCAC Classes for April and May include: Healthy Cooking – Friday - April 7, 21 & 28 from 10 a.m. – noon. Boost Your Brain Health - Friday – May 5, 12 & 19 from 10 a.m. – noon. Call or stop by the center to register: 412-216-3169. LifeSpan Mon Valley Center Olympia Shopping Center, 4313 Walnut Street, McKeesport Join the Restaurant Critic Club for monthly lunch outings. Must be registered for OPT (which can be done at the center ahead of time). Mon Valley & Carnegie Library Book Club held the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Senior fitness center open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6 pm. Monthly Bingo – open to the public every 2nd Saturday of the month. Explore your family history – CCAC Class – Fridays 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 & 5/19 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Call or stop by the center to register for any of these events: 412-664-5434. LifeSpan Steel Valley Center – 530 Miller Avenue, Clairton Stop by the center to meet our new site coordinator, Tyrone Walker. Stay a while and join us for exercise, tai chi, Wii bowling, CCAC classes and bingo. For more information, call 412-233-4847.

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MONESSEN SENIOR CENTER APRIL 2017 ACTIVITIES AARP Income Tax Preparation Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9 a.m. - noon through April 6. NO appointments. April 3 National Party Day Volunteer Thank You to our Volunteers. 11 a.m. April 5 National Walking Day. Celebrate by taking the Healthy Steps for Older Americans Workshop. 9 a.m. -2 p.m. April 6 Last day for taxes at the center April 6 Join us and help make a small craft for our home delivery recipients. 10 a.m. April 7 Tax rent rebate assistance 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Serviced by House of Rep. Justin Walsh. April 10 Salvation Army National Founder’s Day. Capt. Sue will be our guest speaker at 10 a.m. April 10 National Siblings Day. Bring a picture of you and your siblings. 10 a.m. April 10 Fall prevention with Donna Bennett. 11-11:30 a.m. April 10 Easter Bingo. 12:45 p.m. April 11 National Pet Day. We will be sharing pet stories. 11 a.m. April 12 National Licorice Day April 13 Nova Care. Learn how to improve your body with easy exercises. 10:30 a.m. April 13 Make Lunch Count Day. Register for lunch for the next week by Tuesday of the previous week. April 14 CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY April 17 Blood Pressure Checks with Donna Bennett. 11 a.m. April 19 National Hanging Out Day. Come hang out at the Center! April 20 Blackburn Center Speaker. 10:30 a.m. April 21 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Premier Designs jewelry show fundraising event. April 24 Let’s talk about medications with Donna Bennett. 11 a.m. April 25 National Telephone Day. Come learn about the invention of the telephone. 11 a.m. April 25 Advisory board meeting. 1 p.m. April 26 National Pretzel Day April 27 National Tell A Story Day. Come for story time. 11 a.m. April 28 National Superhero Day. Who is your favorite superhero and why? 11 a.m.

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VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER APRIL EVENTS 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 April: April 13 Lunch: 12 p.m. Dave Stanton of the Peters Township Police Dept. will speak. His topic will be on fraud. April 27 Lunch: 12 p.m. We will be starting a new type of program. We will be celebrating each person having a birthday this month. Come and celebrate with us. All are welcome. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111. Birthdays: Doris Butterworth, Martha Fecher, and Ron Heckman. Happy birthday!

NEWS FROM THE CLAIRTON AREA AARP Members and friends of Clairton Area AARP #1612 will meet on Wednesday, April 22 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. Guest speaker is author and blogger, Becky Johnen, with her presentation of “Get Your Giggle On.” A hot sandwich will be served for $3/members and $4/non-members. To make a reservation, or to request a copy of our newsletter, call Kathy at 412-854-0594. Following our April 6 trip to Phipps Conservatory along with a visit to the O’Reilly Theater for “Daddy Long Legs,” our tour committee has arranged for us to see Neil Sedaka at Heinz Hall on May 12 and an overnight trip to Lancaster, PA for “Treading Water with Jonah” in June. Please call Margie at 724-872-1165 or Mary at 412-233-9028 for complete details.

Representative Saccone and Senator Reschenthaler to Host Event-Filled Senior Expo By Charlotte Hopkins State Representative Rick Saccone and Senator Guy Reschenthaler have teamed together to host a senior expo scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. in Bethel Park. Join Representative Saccone and Senator Reschenthaler at this one-stop-shop for information about a wealth of programs and services available to senior citizens and their families and caregivers. There will be door prizes, health screenings, and refreshments. Admission to the senior expo is free.

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APRIL NEWS FROM THE WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS The West Newton Center for Active Adults is located at 109 W. Main St., West Newton and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a full beauty shop on the premises. Call and ask for Judy at 724-872-4976. Listed below are their April activities. April 3 –Tax preparation help - 8:30 to 1:30 by appointment only. 3 Penn State Eat Smart Movement, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 3 Seniors for Safe Driving, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $16. Classroom instruction. Call 1-800-559-4880 to register. 3 Sutersville Bingo, 1 p.m. 5 Easter Party 10 a.m. 10 Hempfield Manor Exercise, 10 a.m. 10 Lunch and bus trip to Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin, 12:30 a.m. Call 724-872-4976. 10 Penn State Eat Smart Movement, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 11 Board Meeting, 10 a.m. 11 Carnegie Science Center: Making Ice Cream, 1 p.m. 13 Book Club 11 a.m. 13 Lunch and a Show. ‘Bel Aires Oldies.’ $5. 12 p.m. For tickets, call 724-872-4976. 14 Good Friday - Center closed 17 Penn State Eat Smart Movement, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 18 From the Heart Speaker & Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 18 Craft Day - Mother’s Day theme, 1 to 3 p.m. 19 Wheeling Island Casino Trip, 10 a.m. 20 Coffee & Canvas, 1 - 3 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. 20 Birthday Party, 11 a.m. 22 Yesteryear Pittsburgh Bus Trip, 8:30 a.m. Park n Ride; 8:45 a.m. West Newton Fire Hall lot 24 Penn State Eat Smart Movement, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 25 Good News Day, 11:45 a.m. 25 Rite Aid Speaker, 1 p.m. 26 Volunteer Lunch, 11 a.m. 27 Lunch and bus trip to Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin 11:45 a.m. Call 724-872-4976. 29 NO ZUMBA Daily cards, Tuesday and Wednesday Bingo, and Bible Study on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. are all part of the activities. April 20: Coffee and Canvas - West Newton Center for Active Adults 1 - e and 6 - 8 classes $20. Includes, canvas all paints and brushes and instruction. Call 724-872-4976. Lunch and a bus trip takes place every 2nd Monday and every 4th Thursday. Cost is $10 for casino with $25 free play and $10 for food. 22-passenger bus. Must have lunch at noon at the Center before departure. Lady Luck Casino in Nemacolin.

Valley Seniors Club Plans Trips for Late Summer, Early Fall Valley Seniors Club has the following upcoming trips scheduled: Carnival Sunshine Cruise August 28 - September 2, 2017 - Coastal areas of New England and Canada. Includes one pre-cruise night in NJ. Riverside Inn, Cambridge Springs October 1, 2017 Lunch and show, medieval feast. Includes transportation, tax and gratuity. $98. For more information call, Marlene Owens, 724-258-3950. Call for cruise pricing and details.

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YOUR HEALTH Bethel Park Physician Undergoing Intensive Disaster Training

Learn About Bariatric Surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital

An internal medicine physician from Bethel Park, Dr. Timothy Campbell, participated in unique National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) training at the nation’s premier, all-hazards training facility in Alabama from February 27 to March 4. Dr. Campbell serves as a member of an NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Team.The NDMS is a federally administered program that can support communities with medical care and mortuary assistance during disasters or public health emergencies, and is among the resources made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). NDMS teams consist of physicians, nurses, veterinary staff, paramedics, fatality management professionals, and experienced command and control staff. When an emergency overwhelms local and state resources, ASPR looks to the expertise within NDMS teams from across the country to assist in the response. The most realistic training NDMS teams can receive to prepare for this vital mission is at the Center for Domestic Preparedness operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Anniston, Alabama. To help make the training as realistic as possible, NDMS members participate in hands-on mass casualty exercises in which actors and sophisticated patient simulators are the disaster survivors NDMS members triage and treat. For more information about Federal medical response and NDMS, visit

Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., a surgeon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), will discuss MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness Program during a free education session on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.Dr. Gonzalez will explain the three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery MVH offers. The surgery is a weight reduction option for people struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. “A few of the people who have had the surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital this year have lowered their blood pressure and even eliminated the need for their diabetes medications,” reports Dr. Gonzalez. To register, call 724-258-1333.

Grief & Loss Dinners and Seminar Scheduled at Canonsburg Hospital Sharing a meal with someone who understands the loss of a loved one can be of great benefit. These dinners will take place on April 21, May 19, and June 16 at 6 p.m. at the McNary Conference Center - Canonsburg Hospital. Upcoming Grief & Loss Seminar: “When Mourning Dawns” April 12 - May 17, McNary Center - Canonsburg Hospital, 6:30 - 8 p.m. To RSVP, call 724-745-6100, Ext 4118

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You? Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL APRIL 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). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 4, 5 and 6 — Managing Your Diabetes - 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, April 5 — Diabetes Support Group - 2 - 4 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Room 120. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, April 5 and Friday, April 21 — Nar-Anon Family Group - 6 7 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 724-288-8403. Thursday, April 6 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? - 6 p.m., ECC. 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. Friday, April 7 — MVH Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. For more information or to register, call 724258-1282 or visit Monday, April 10 and Monday, April, 24 — Suicide Bereavement Support

Group - 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. To register, call 724-268-1144. Tuesday, April 11 — 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. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. Wednesday, April 15 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting - 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes selfmanagement 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. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 18, 19 and 20 — Managing Your Diabetes - 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. To register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, April 19 — Arthritis Support Group - 1 p.m., ECC. The Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group is free and open to all persons

with arthritis, fibromyalgia or related illnesses and their families. This group meets quarterly (every three months), the third Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 724258-1321. Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20 — Substance Abuse Program - Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m., ECC. This education program utilizes medical experts and other professionals who can explain the field of substance abuse. Participants will learn about patterns of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. “Substances” can include alcohol and other drugs, but will deal predominantly with the heroin epidemic we are now experiencing in our area. This program offers CEUs to nursing and social workers. For more information, call 724-258-1321. Thursday, April 20 — Annual National Health Care Decisions Day - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hospital lobby. All adults can benefit from thinking about what their health care choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves. These decisions can be written down in an “advance directive” so that others know your wishes. MVH Director of Patient Relations Renee Hurley, M.Ed., L.P.C., will be able to provide information and assistance to the public on completing one’s advance directives: a medical power of attorney and/or a living will. For more information, call 724-258-1076 or visit Thursday, April 20 — Ostomy Support Group - 2 – 3:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For

more information, call 724-258-1773. Tuesday, April 25 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED - 4 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333. Tuesday, April 25 — “What is Osteoporosis?” - 6 p.m., ECC. Rheumatologist, Ajay Mathur, M.D., is the speaker at the first of the three part Living Well series. He will discuss the fundamentals of the bone debilitating disease, Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis makes bone brittle and susceptible to fracturing, especially the vertebrae and the hips. He will also discuss the medical treatment of this disease. Wednesday, April 26 — “How to Surgically Treat Osteoporosis?” 6 p.m., ECC. Orthopedic Surgeon, Thomas Brockmeyer, M.D., is the speaker for the second of the three part Living Well series. He will discuss the surgical treatment of osteoporosis, especially after it has caused a bone fracture. Thursday, April 27 — Stroke Support Group - 1 – 2:30 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. Saturday, April 29 — Mamm and Glamm Breast Cancer Prevention Event - 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Come have a stress-free mammogram while being pampered. For an appointment, call 724-379-1911.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Named Screening Center of Excellence for Second Year For the second consecutive year, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year. LCA is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering people living with or at risk for lung cancer. “We are proud and honored to be working with MVH as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and many lives saved. They are an example to follow,” says LCA President and CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose. Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to providing clear

information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening, and to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting. “Monongahela Valley Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. Low dose CT screening has shown to be the one of the best methods to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage. We are thrilled to be part of this elite group, setting an example for responsible screening practices across the country,” said MVH president and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr.

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Cal U Hosts Free Counseling Sessions for Area Veterans Community Members May Schedule Appointments California University of Pennsylvania will offer free services to military veterans and their families through Cal U’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Area residents who have served in any branch of the military are eligible to attend counseling sessions. Their dependents and family members also may receive counseling. University enrollment is not required to receive these services. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursdays on these dates: April 6, 13, 20 and 28; and May 4. Licensed clinical social worker Abbie Lieberum, from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ McKeesport Veterans Center, will meet with clients on the third floor of Manderino Library, near Cal U’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, on the main campus in California, PA. Pay-by-meter parking is available nearby in Lot 17, behind the Natali Student Union. Services include individual and marriage counseling, readjustment counseling, and counseling for drug and alcohol issues, bereavement, and military sexual trauma. Counseling also is available, as needed, for Cal U veterans and community members with loved ones who have been deployed. “We have developed a relationship with the Vet Center in McKeesport that will provide service to the more than 200,000 veterans who live in southwestern Pennsylvania,” says Capt. Robert Prah, director of Military and Veterans Affairs at Cal U. For more information about the free program at Cal U, or to request an appointment, call the University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at 724938-4076 or email Veterans, dependents, and family members also may request special appointments by contacting Abbie Lieberum at the McKeesport Veterans Center at 412-678-7704.

Innovations in Medicine presents the







Osteoporosis Series April 24 What is Osteoporosis? Ajay Mathur, M.D.

April 25 How Do I Surgically Treat Osteoporosis? Thomas Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D.

May 3

How Do I Live With Osteoporosis? Donna Hatalowich, BA

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Local People News Judith Weiner Named 2016 Hospice Nurse of the Year Judith Weiner has been named 2016 Hospice Nurse of the Year throughout all of Amedisys offices. She is currently a nurse out of the Monongahela hospice office. She was nominated by her supervisor, Vickie Carolla, RN, Director of Operations. Judy Weiner Judy is a registered nurse and U.S. Navy veteran who has been with Amedisys for three years. Judy is being honored for her personal strength and the extraordinary empathy-driven care she provides to those in need of end of life care. Judy has the critical empathy and compassion necessary to be with patients in their final hours. Being very spiritual, she prays with them. She has a way of explaining to families the signs and symptoms of death and what they should do and say to their loved ones. Judy was honored by Amedisys for her dedication and perseverance.

Brentwood High School Graduate Spends Spring Break in Spain Jessica Martin, a graduate of Brentwood High School, spent her spring break in Madrid, Spain, researching the city’s sports culture. “This was a wonderful experience and opportunity to study abroad. I was able to apply what I’ve been learnJessica Martin at the ing in the classroom and compare it to an entirely new Real Madrid vs. Las culture,” Martin explained. Palmas soccer game. Martin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is the daughter of Tom and Kim Martin of Pittsburgh’s Brentwood Borough.

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Welcome, Gabriel Scott Altares! Jed and Casey Altares would like to introduce their son Gabriel Scott Altares. Born February 2, 2017, 8 lbs. 13 ounces and 21 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Lori and Warren Willis from Finleyville and Dennis and Sue Martin from Uniontown.

Stephanie Ann Lash to Wed Marco Canello Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lash of West Mifflin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Ann, to Marco Canello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Canello of Pittsburgh. Ms. Lash, a graduate of Allegheny College, is pursuing an advanced degree in nursing. Mr. Canello, a graduate of Westminster College, is currently employed by Rohrich Automotive Group. A date is not yet set for their destination wedding in the United States Virgin Islands.

Anthony Ferrelli Makes Captain in the United States Air Force VFW Post 1940 was honored to participate in the local ceremony for Anthony Ferrelli making Captain in the United States Air Force. Family and friends gathered at Broughton Fire Hall on Sunday February 19, 2017. The commander James Wabby, Quartermaster Stanley Wills, Trustee Glenn Connors and his wife attended for the celebration. Anthony Ferrelli, from South Park/Upper St Clair, made Captain in the United States Air Force. He attended South Park High School then moved to Upper St. Clair where he graduated with honors. He attended Slippery Rock University and joined the Air Force after graduation. Anthony is the son of Barry Ferrelli of South Park and Beth Kennedy of Upper St. Clair. He is the grandson of Joseph Ferrelli, Sr., a WWII veteran who also served many years as Broughton fire chief. He is the nephew of Joseph Ferrelli, Jr., a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and retired South Park police chief. Anthony is a member of the VFW Post 1940. Anthony is a 1CBM missile combat crew commander and is stationed at Maelstrom air force base Montana.

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School News...School News WJHSD Elementary Schools Celebrate ‘Read Across America’ Week On Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 3, 2017, the elementary schools in the district celebrated “Read Across America” all week long with special reading programs and activities in honor of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Each day was filled with fun and excitement to encourage students to keep reading and build upon their literacy skills.

McClellan Elementary School celebrated with special guest readers from Thomas Jefferson High School. The high school students spent the morning hours reading to the elementary students and engaging in learning activities. McClellan students also enjoyed a visit by certified therapy dogs and their handlers. The students took turns reading books to the therapy dogs. Studies have shown that reading to nonjudgmental pets can help children improve literacy skills and boost self-esteem.

TJ High School students paid Gill Hall Elementary a special visit to cap off "Read Across America" week. The high school students spent the day participating with the elementary students across all grade levels in funfilled reading and STEAM activities that were specifically designed for this year’s Fairy Tales theme. Students crafted parachutes to help Jack escape from the Giant in “Jack in the Beanstalk,” built an escape route for Rapunzel so she doesn’t have to let her hair down, designed rafts for the Billy Goats to bypass the mean Troll on the bridge, made houses for the 3 Little Pigs to withstand the wind, and much more! Gill Hall welcomed 52 high school students for the “Read Across America” week finale.

Jefferson Elementary School first grade students in Mrs. Santora's classroom dressed up as their favorite book characters to show their love of reading! Mrs. Santora held a red carpet affair complete with a runway for the students to show off their attire and favorite books.

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Farewell, Mrs. Gaynor!

Clairton Elementary Holds Battle of the Books

On April 7 2017, Mrs. Jacquilda Gaynor will retire from Clairton City School District and Nutrition Inc. Known as Miss Jackie to most of the students and staff, she has worked within Clairton City School District for over 30 years. As the food service director, she has been a staple at the district; she is loved and will missed by all. Starting her retirement celebration on March 17, teachers and staff members surprised Jackie with a special luncheon. We wish Jackie a wonderful retirement and ask her to please come back and visit!

Pictured is the sophomore class president reading "Hop on Pop" by Dr. Seuss to Mrs. Black's kindergarten classroom.

Elementary Student Leadership Team Hosts Shamrock Dance The Elementary Student Leadership Team hosted a Shamrock Dance to celebrate spring. Students enjoyed Elementary student leadership team and music, snacks, and door prizes from sponsors at the Shamrock Dance. JoAnn Fabrics and The Education Partnership. The Elementary School Leadership Team is a group of students in grades 3-5 that have be voted on by their peers. The Elementary School Leadership Team works to better the school and community and focuses on self-improvement.

February Students of the Month Recognized at Clairton Elementary Congratulations to the elementary students recognized for the month of February. Students were recognized at the February Board of Directors meeting and families were treated to a reception. Prior to the meeting, parents and students attended the Title I family and community meeting. Pictured are Principal Debra Maurizio, Co-vice President of the Board of Directors Gloria James, and President Richard Livingston.

Kindergarten Celebrates Dr. Seuss! To celebrate Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday, kindergarten had Dr. Seuss learning stations hosted by middle school students from Mrs. Suss' classes. Each day, middle school students presented a different activity to the kindergarten classPictured is The Cat in the Hat (Jaden McDougald) rooms, based on a popular Dr. and students from Mrs. Mignogna's Seuss book. The culmination kindergarten classroom. of the week is the 5th Annual Seuss Café! Kindergarten students ordered their favorite Dr. Seuss books and middle schoolers read them. Kindergarteners were also treated to Dr. Seuss cupcakes and a visit from the Cat in the Hat.

To celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss , students in kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 participated in a week-long battle of books. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students competed in a month-long battle to read the most minutes. Students kept a journal logging how much time they spend reading both at school and at home. The class with the highest number of minutes in each grade level was rewarded with a popcorn party.

Ursa Den Students Recognized at Special March Luncheon

Ursa Den members celebrate during their luncheon in March.

Many ancient societies have correlated the image of the bear with the constellation Ursa Major. The bear’s superior status is not due to its size or ferocious reputation, but rather, its superior intellect, ingenuity and problem-solving skills. Having a bear icon as a representative at the Clairton Education Center and all who are associated with it speaks volumes about the students and staff. It is time to recognize and honor those students who remain focused and strive for and maintain the highest intellectual standards that are associated with our namesake, the bear. To earn a seat in Ursa Den, the following criteria must be met: Grades – maintain a 3.5 GPA Attendance – have less than two illegal absences in a 9-week period Tardies – have less than two illegal tardies in 9-week period Discipline – have no suspensions Extracurricular activities - have to participate in at least one school activity/club/sport The first recognition activity is a special luncheon at school where they will be receiving their ID badges. The ID badges will give them unlimited hall pass privileges, free entrance to all home sports activities (excluding playoff games), promenade, school dances (excluding prom), etc. Students also complete interest inventories that will be used to plan future activities.

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Charleroi Charthene Club Announces Girls of the Month for January - May of 2017 The Charthene Club is a service club that sponsors ‘Student of the Month’ at Charleroi High School. A senior girl is chosen each month. The club also holds fundraisers to support a scholarship for a Charleroi senior annually. Alexis Weber – May

Adrianna Gottheld – January Gottheld has served as past president of the chemistry club, a member of student council, SADD and the executive committee, marching band, symphonic bands. She is on the softball, soccer, basketball, and track and field teams. She is active in the community with the Day of Hope, Relay for Life, Collier Township and Charleroi cleanup days, and is an Experiencing Salvation camp assistant cabin director. She plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a degree in nursing.

Jessica Martin – February Martin is a recipient of the progeny systems community service award. She serves as treasurer of her class and the drama club. She belongs to SADD, student council, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, foreign language club, Cougar Crazies, drama club, musical, and several choirs. She is a cheerleader and in color guard. She is also captain of the varsity volleyball team. Martin has donated over 140 hours to the Elco Civic Center and helped with Relay for Life and the Charleroi blood drive. She is employed by Belle Vernon Giant Eagle. She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in nursing.

Kaitlyn Axton – March Axton is an honor roll student and a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership representative and has received a presidential scholarship to Point Park University. She serves as co-president of the history club, vice president of the executive committee, and is in the chemistry club. She is a member of the yearbook staff and Future Business Leaders of America. She has helped with the relay for life for the past four years. She is employed by Model Cleaners. She plans to attend Point Park University with a double major in psychology and criminal justice.

Gabriella Savarno - April Savarno is an honor student, serves as secretary for student council and a member of SADD. She is also a member of the foreign language club, history club, and the year book committee. She is the captain of the cheerleading squad. She belongs to “Girls Love Mail.” She volunteers at Monongahela Valley Hospital and the Salvation Army. She is a volunteer student coach for cheerleading and is involved with Grace Methodist Church. She is employed by Martin’s Flowers and Shrubs. She plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania or West Virginia for a degree in biochemistry/pre-med.

Weber is an honor roll student and has received the county Amelia Earhart Award, the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute Award, and The Zonta Club of Washington Award. She serves as secretary of her class, co-president of the history club, SADD junior class representative, student council student forum representative, and the STEM club. Social media manager/team leader. Weber is a member of Cougar Crazies, musical/drama club, teen outreach advisory board, foreign language club, and the yearbook committee. She is a cheerleader on the varsity track and field team. Weber has served her community by volunteering for Relay for Life and the blood drive. She is employed at Bartolotta’s Giant Eagle. She plans to attend a four-year college to major in biology and become a veterinarian.

Elizabeth Forward 8th Grade Students Watch the Pittsburgh Penguins Practice By Michelle Taylor On Monday, February 27, Elizabeth Forward Middle School filled three buses with 8th grade students, staff, and selected chaperones to go to the PPG Paints Arena to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins take the ice in a routine practice. The arena was filled with over 20 different school districts and over 8,000 people, but the EF With over 8,000 students and students got front row seats. staff in attendance, Elizabeth Forward While watching the practice, the got front row seats to the students were educated on what Pittsburgh Penguins practice. each drill was, which included goalie shots and a practice game. When Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't practicing, he attempted to toss pucks up and through the net to the students, and when the practice was over, Sidney Crosby threw about 20 pucks into the audience. After the event, the students enjoyed lunch at the concession stands and then watched excitedly to see if they would be some of the people the jumbotron would feature for a few minutes of fame. Then the arena played around 15 minutes of songs that the students danced and sang to until it was time to leave. Surely, this will be a memory that will last well into the future.

St. Elizabeth Preschool Story Hour Scheduled for April 20th St. Elizabeth Elementary School, in Baldwin, will hold a preschool story hour open to the public on Thursday, April 20 from 1-2 p.m. Any child 3 years old and older (and potty-trained) is welcome to attend. We will have a story, followed by some activities with some of our middle school students. Children can be dropped off after signing in with one of the preschool teachers. Parents can stay, but it’s not necessary. Email with questions.

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RINGGOLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NORTH NEWS RESN Holds Scholastic Book Fair The book fair was held during school the week of March 6-10, 2017 during school hours. There was also an evening book fair on March 8, with activities, snacks, a free book and $2 off special off any purchase. It seems like everyone had a nice time.

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Thomas Jefferson High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists Thomas Jefferson High Jonan Seeley Mark Schalles School seniors Mark Schalles and Jonan Seeley have been named as National Merit Scholarship finalists. The students have been selected as finalists based on their outstanding academic performance. Congratulations, Mark and Jonan!

Jefferson Elementary Student Shines in Shakespeare Monologues Contest Principal Mr. Ference plays Bingo with students Michael Pusateri and Shelby Coccagna.

Teacher Mrs. Zenobi was one of the night’s readers. Students are Abby Tennant, Noah Kotecki, Michael and Cody Pusateri, Shelby Coccagna, and Ava Hough.

RESN Hosts Annual Art Fair RESN held its annual art fair in March! Student winners are listed first, second and third places by grade and category. Kindergarten Painting Sophie Westfall Ayla Frye Emme Frye Drawing Aaron Weaver Brody Dllarose Michael Jones Craft Landon Wicks Ben Stabile Atlee Bright First Grade Painting Lydia Seliga Adelyn Scalise Maci Neidermeyer Drawing Addy Allen Alayna Macioce Violet McArdle

Craft Reagan Sedar Kody Pusateri Allison Haywood Second Grade Painting Julianna Campa Fiona Mansmann Maksim Chaney Drawing Angela Detman Jemmah Battle Bobby Roskov Craft Dominick Zatek Billy Cameron Morgan Davis Third Grade Painting Campbell Bracher Sarah Palmer MiKayla Grodon Drawing Mia Scalise Jeremy Jones Dakota Bostek Craft Alexis Shoemaker McKenna Adams

Cami Tustin Fourth Grade Painting Paije Werner Shelby Coccagna Brianna Patello Drawing Justyn Malloy Sarah McIntosh Samuel Allen Craft Joey Stabile Jade Clawson Noah Kotecki Fifth Grade Painting Jeanetti Gordon Rylee Bonner Tanner St. Cyr Drawing Amira Ruben Zachary Winberg Cassi Kunkel Craft Annie Daerr Samuel Rice Gladys Rankin

Jaylen Hocker, fifth grade student at Jefferson Elementary, advanced to the final round of the Shakespeare Monologues Contest. Jaylen competed on Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at the O’Reilly Theatre against other finalists in grades 4 - 7. Jaylen recited "Shylock from The Pictured (l-r) are: Mrs. Gephart, Merchant of Venice" and won the contest! Jaylen gifted support teacher; was presented with a book of plays by Jaylen Hocker; and Jaylen's Shakespeare and a year-long subscription to the mother, Kharma. O’Reilly Theater by Ted Pappas, Producing Artistic Director at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and one of the judges. This is a really tough competition and the first time that that West Jefferson Hills School district has participated in it. Congratulations, Jaylen!

Old Trails Business and Professional Women's Club Announces March Students of the Month The Old Trails Business and Professional Women's Club held their March meeting at King's in Bentleyville, where they honored two seniors from local high schools as their students of the month. From Bentworth High was Cheyenne Kelley, daughter of Genevieve Ball and Jarrod Kelley. Cheyenne loves drawing and hangSamantha Cooper ing out with friends and family. Cheyenne Kelley She will be attending Pitt at Greensburg or Penn State this fall for civil or architectural engineering. Samantha Cooper from Charleroi High is the daughter of Donald Cooper and Amanda Miklos. She is in the art club and president of the astronomy club. She is interested in ceramics and digital art. Samantha plans to attend Pittsburgh Technical College for multi-media video production and a career in art. Both students brought samples of their art work to share.

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BALDWIN BOROUGH David Kunz John and Lisa Schnupp Michael Kunz David and Mary Kunz Charles Hytla MRQ Properties Inc. Jonathan Peifer Federal National Mortgage Assn. Robert Hendeson David Kaslewicz Federal National Mortgage Assn. Andrew Knuth III William Seach trustee Justin and Caitlin Cree William Plunkett Prati and Yeshodha Kharel Michael Sokolowski Bhagi Kadariya Fiore Perri James Waithira Mark Strasenko Steven Michael and Christina Lyn Carpenter Estate of Donald Dukstin Peter Chapon Jr. and Lorraine Chapon Estate of Robert Reid Kenneth Zebrouvis Estate of Anna Ducko Kirk and Samantha Eastham Timothy Kronenberger et al. Jessica Brooks Young Men’s Christian Assn. Greater Pitt Baldwin Apartment Properties 2 L.P. Estate of William Havener Richard and Marilyn Finberg Philip Donatelli Ryan Marks and Shannon Swindell Joseph Schleicher Mark Schleicher Jr. Richard Debski et al. Klaboon LLC Riad Hammoud Paul William and Michele Diana Werme Wesley Sadler Pamela Ziolkowski

1346 Cathell Road $178,000. 3722 Cready Hill Road $125,000. 684 Becks Run Road $342,000. 5300 Brownsville Road $6,082 by sheriff’s deed. 6 Gensler Road $20,000. 5438 Hacienda Drive $87,150. 815 Irwin Drive $150,000. 5151 Janie Drive $153,500. 331 June Drive $200,000. 337 Macassar Drive $64,500. 271 Meadowdell Drive $107,000. 4850 Streets Run Road $180,000. 144 Travis Drive $65,000. 5428 Wolfe Drive $124,900. 823 Agnew Road $122,000. 425 Bliss Drive $319,000. 5115 Frich Drive $185,000. 5503 Mercedes Drive $170,000. 5623 Sixth St. $174,000. 5635 Sixth St. aka Horning Road $5,000. 537 Agnew Road $105,000. 5256 Curry Road $146,000.


JPMorgan Chase Bank NA

2413 Romine St.

$1,981 by sheriff’s deed.

BENTLEYVILLE Marc Stein Charlene Greene James L Curry Sr Family Trust Daniel Spinda

Lee and Janine Wytovich LNV Corp. David and Kristi Lowden Marrans Contracting LLC

158 Piersol Ave. 332 Beallsville Road 280 Coal Center Road 202 Frye Ave.

$230,000. $1,022 by sheriff’s deed. $350,000. $21,500.

Three Potential Trouble Signs for Driveways Driveways are durable parts of a home that can greatly impact a home’s curb appeal. Driveways endure quite a bit of wear and tear over their lifespans, and homeowners who have not given their driveways much thought may want to start looking for potential trouble signs that indicate a need for some driveway maintenance. According to, the average cost of a driveway installation in 2015 was just under $3,700. Those costs are influenced by a host of factors, including the size of the driveway and the material it’s made of. Damaged driveways do not necessarily need to be replaced, as some may just need minor repairs. But homeowners who see any of the following trouble signs in their driveways may want to consult a professional contractor to determine what their next steps should be.

1. Potholes

BETHEL PARK Margaret Rossi Beth Ann Gildea et al. Joseph Sabatini Diann Lyons Beverly Hartman et al. Jeffrey Speicher

Elliza See US Bank NA trustee Investors Deal LLC Ashley Fitterer Gloria Janosik South Hills Partn. LLC

Alfred Lento trustee James Cloud

Plant Service Co. Kaitlyn Shanahan

3001 Aljean Drive $139,000. 6332 Churchill Road $2,405 by sheriff’s deed. Clifton Road $3,403 by sheriff’s deed. 558 Glenrock Drive $125,000. 1008 Lenox Drive $138,500. 2321 Milford Drive $28,000 state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,124,200) by sheriff’s deed. 5360 Progress Blvd. $640,000. 3285 Thornwood Drive $186,000.

Potholes might be most often associated with heavily trafficked roadways, but even driveways are susceptible to potholes. As the ground beneath the driveway expands and contracts, the pavement above that ground weakens and becomes more susceptible to damage. That dam(Continued on page 54)

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age may ultimately lead to large chunks of the driveway breaking down, creating holes as a result. Homeowners who live in areas that experience heavy snowfall may see their driveways develop potholes after they are shoveled or plowed. Potholes that are not fixed may damage vehicles that drive on the pavement, and potholes may even expand over time.

2. Accumulation of water Puddles that form during a rainstorm may not be indicative of anything other than a rainy day. But water that pools or runs down the middle of the driveway may indicate drainage problems. Such problems may be the result of structural problems with the slope of the driveway, which can cause bigger issues down the road. When water is not absorbed into the ground or directed away from your home, it can then flow into the house, potentially making your garage or home susceptible to water damage. (Continued on page 56)


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BETHEL PARK Jeffrey Dupree Estate of Dorothy Pantelis Estate of Dorothy Pantelis Universal Builders Supply Co. Inc. Donna Ruth Williams et al. NVR Inc. Dale Hilliard Nicholas Bell Eric Walker Universal Builders Supply Co. Inc. Pamela Sapienza Heather Mollinero Campbell Nagesh Juluru Estate of Esther Huebner Leonard Spagnolo Arthur Caruso Estate of Eileen Karenbauer Patricia O’Kelly Robert Fincham Jr. ChemBro Inc. Mario Pasquarelli Nicholas Vuchenich

Northwest Bank 5016 W. Library Ave. RMPT Inc. 3036 Bethel Church Road RMPT Inc. 3042 Bethel Church Road Gregory and Juliann Brzozowski Burnsdale Drive Richard Ostella Jr. 5809 Clark Ave. Joseph and Christina Arlotta 2040 Millennium Court Tracey Manko 30 Seneca Drive Jason Myers 3274 Sylvan Road David Rae Seitz 7087 Baptist Road Mark and Suzanne Bauer Burnsdale Drive Carter and Chloe Lehman 147 Cypress Drive Kathleen Anne Harrison and Rodrigo Felicio DaSilva611 Glenrock Drive Megan Waller 111 Timberidge Drive 40 North Renovations LLC 4347 Willow Heath Drive Nicholas and Jeanne Marie Vuchenich 1207 Airedale Drive Federal National Mortgage Assn. 528 Glenrock Drive Christopher and Melissa Loughner 5031 Hartlin Drive Alexander and Tetiana Andreyev 1225 Logan Road Bernard Bacho and Emily Celesti 2741 Mesta St. Brian and Rebecca Jean Savikas 1014 Millennium Drive Darcie Orr 2525 Sylvania Drive Jordan Jankowski 247 Voss Road

BRENTWOOD Matthew Davis Jason Bonnie Holdings LLC Uprite General Contractors

Marie Pour Hoa Luong Ericka Lynn Nevills

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Donald Hutchin Jason and Laura Jablonski Thomas C & Adeline Biagini Trust Paul and Jeri King Daniel Diener Tina Mucho

Price $8,458 by sheriff’s deed. $45,000. $100,000. $39,900. $158,000. $430,190. $110,000. $144,900. $68,000. $39,900. $129,000. $165,000. $122,500. $103,000. $350,000. $6,383 by sheriff’s deed. $289,900. $138,500. $124,900. $455,000. $173,000. $201,400.

222 Wainwright Ave. 2919 Willett Road 3117 Villawood Ave.

$112,000. $16,000. $106,000.

1436 Fourth St. 114 Driftwood Drive 62 Hazelkirk Road

$95,900. $160,000. $71,000.

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3. Cracks Cracking is one of the more noticeable issues that can plague driveways. Many driveways experience cracking as materials inevitably succumb to the elements. Driveway cracks may develop for various reasons, including poor initial installation. Tree roots that grow beneath the driveway surface may also contribute to cracking as the driveways ultimately succumb to the pressure created by the growing roots. Some cracks may prove less problematic than others, but homeowners should still speak with a contractor if they notice their driveway is starting to succumb to cracks. Driveways may not draw the attention of homeowners too often, but damaged driveways that go ignored may ultimately lead to very costly problems.

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CARROLL TOWNSHIP Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Frank and Carol Kevech

Unknown Address $3,302 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $42,131) by sheriff’s deed. Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Anthony and Davin Deangelo Rabe Ave. $328 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,169) by sheriff’s deed. Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Robert Debowski and John Lloyd Ridge Ave. $1,061 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $16,484) by sheriff’s deed. Matthew Kuppelweiser Jr. John and Pamela Harris 106 Susquehanna Road $281,000. Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Michael Melvin Wanner Ave. $339 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,403) by sheriff’s deed. CHARLEROI Gregory Gayarski Lisa Stevens and Ronald Desrosiers Jr. 501 Crest Ave. $115,000. Elena Duronio Gary Rotolo 1002 McKean Ave. $25,000. Nancy Baker Robert Cain Sixth St. $1,500. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Leng Charles May 203 Meadow Ave. $14,000. Anthony Figolah et al. LSF9 Master Participation Trust 922 Shady Ave. $1,015 by sheriff’s deed. Douglas Lee Bottenfield Michael and Heather Wollett 1004 Third St. $82,500. Keith Haas Aliyah Holdings LLC 812 Eighth St. $8,200. Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Sherri Fortsch Thomas 135 Fallowfield Ave. $6,432 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $67,311) by sheriff’s deed. DONORA Dean Gilotty Edward Roberts/Ricki Cermak Roberts 988 Thompson Ave. $19,000. Vernon Wall Robert Weston Third St. $15,000. Adam Szewczyk Wlliam and Medalie Keefer 483 Eighth St. $6,500. David Vince Harold Anthony Wiliamson Jr. 243 McKean Ave. $16,250. Frank Kaczmarek et al. James Brandemarte 329-331 First St. $25,000. Estate of Genevieve Tomasiak Gerald and Sylvia Wojciechowski 456 Sixth St. $10,000. Kathleen Kensky Barry and Mary Novisel 1004 Ninth St. $25,000. Washington CTY Tax Claim Bureau Jason Coleman 769 McKean Ave. $6,644 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $40,383) by sheriff’s deed. James Stewart Hough Kenneth Teagarden 132 Scott St. $1,750. Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Joan Cannon Thompson Ave. $387 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,347) by sheriff’s deed.

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Pleasant Hills Garden Club Hosts Speaker on Culinary Garden Herbs The Pleasant Hills Garden Club's (PHGC's) April meeting is scheduled for Monday April 10, 2017 in the Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Boro Building, located at 410 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. The program for April will be a PowerPoint presentation by our speaker, Siloo Kapadia, on the topic of culinary herb gardens. Guests are welcome. For more information about the PHGC, visit our website at


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Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Judy Gray


854 Thompson Ave. $3,829 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $45,189) by sheriff’s deed.


Carl Brown Jr.

719 Fifth Ave.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Hugh Bartrug Kelly Kelly Andrew Vettel Ronald Spernak David Walls trustee Veterans Administration Helen Weiskircher trustee Patrick Malseed Estate of Arthur Swartz Anthony Kmetz Antonetta Kovacic Wilmington Svgs Fund Society FSB Paul Sporio Allen Wirth Cheryl Wright Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Kyle Loschke and Ashlynn Finger Midfirst Bank Alicia Moore and Eugene Rhodes Jr. HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Carolyn Hay Torgent Management Co. LLC David and Josh Walls Katherine Hyzak Patel and Bhavin Patel Fayette Resources Inc. US Bank NA trustee Torgent Management Co. LLC Broughman REO Owner L.P. Elizabeth Sporio Cory Lewis Shawn Lee Lowther RVFM 13 Series LLC

218 Ash Drive 303 Long St. 210 McCorkle St. 512 Monongahela Ave. 2231 Ridge Road 132 Bell St. 208 Duncan Station Road 407 Monongahela Ave. 641 Simpson Howell Road 109 Arrowhead Drive 2301 Constitution Blvd. 210 Duncan St. 407 High St. 280 Industry Road 190 Pineview Drive 827 Zimmer Hill Road

FINLEYVILLE George Barker Harry Wietrzyowski Cherie Olsavicky


Federal National Mortgage Assn

Michael and Amber Wietrzykowski 3500 Highland Ave. Fetchko Properties 3590 Sheridan Ave. Jeffrey and Beth Lawrence 3573 Washington Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $80,300). Daniel Mulkern 3110 School Place

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Estate of Marian Cheskawich Lisa Sporio

John and Stephanie Pavlik Federal National Mortgage Assn.

4962 Williamsport Road 1944 Locust Ave.

$14,150. $351,000. $3,862 by sheriff’s deed. $45,000. $1,834 by sheriff’s deed. $260,000. $12,000. $144,500. $84,500. $112,500. $2,787 by sheriff’s deed. $50,000. $53,867. $56,000. $15,000. $129,900. $5,780. $118,000. $6,000. $1 $62,500. $35,000. $1,935 by sheriff’s deed.

*All financing for any home improvements is subject to the Wells Fargo Bank credit card application, credit approval and finance terms. Meredith Home Improvements is not the party that finances the transaction as advertised above and will not commence work until your credit is approved by Wells Fargo Bank.

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MONESSEN Roger Baxter Housing & Urban Development Federal National Mortgage Assn. Michael McBride Citimortgage Inc. Jean Cornelia Housing & Urban Development Donald Byron Daryl Anderson Toni Holmes Thomas Bojsen

Laura Livingstone and Terry Ramsey Peter and Mary Kathryn Logan Ricky Martinez & Assoc. Investments Federal National Mortgage Assn. Frank Palone Alice Caird Castlerock 2017 LLC Donald King Jr. Joseph Pager US Bank NA trustee Arnolds Sales & Rentals LLC

343 Balazia Ave. 1544 Grand Blvd. 509 Ontario St. 657 Reed Ave. 19 Washington Drive 1021 Dennis Ave. 1135 Graham Ave. 643 S. 14th St. 1107 Leeds Ave. 310 Rebecca St. 812 Somerset St.

MONONGAHELA Alan Behanna Timothy Fischer Welton Carr Jr. et al. Karl Amoroso Kathleen Stephenson LSF9 Master Participation Trust

David Alan and Aaron Reynolds Denise Porter Armbruster Federal National Mortgage Assn. Flowing North Properties LLC James Agostoni and Melanie Vozar Anthony Berry

33 Decker St. 250 Sullivan St. 716 Lincoln St. 105 W. Main St. 1004 Howard St. 812 Marne Ave.

Price $118,000. $26,125. $3,150. $3,287 by sheriff’s deed. $35,000. $85,000. $6,450. $10,000. $1,138 by sheriff’s deed. $1,470 by sheriff’s deed. $7,500. $50,000. $10,000. $1,081 by sheriff’s deed. $60,000. $44,000. $33,000.


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425 Ella St. $111,900. 428 Fell St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $97,971). 526 Henry St. $52,549. Unknown Address $34,500.

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$16,000. $5,000. $73,226. $43,000.

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Commercial Bank & Trust Co. PA Joseph Lopez Corey Vann Gary Verkleeren Bank New York Mellon Veterans Administration LSF9 Master Participation Trust Douglas Dipiazza SOUTH PARK Stephen Reif American Escrow & Closing Co. Lynn Rollage Druga Janet Kern Helen Matrozza NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Estate of James Johnson Roberta Budd et al. Champion Mortgage Co.

Buyer Gary Allen and Riana McKee Howard and Elizabeth Jane Phillips

Address 615 Muntown Road 354 Sundust Road

William and Jennifer Stehley 204 Bonnie St. Larry and Lorraine Trimmer 212 Bonnie St. Randy Greenwood Route 906 Sean and Kathleen O’Toole 1029 Broad Ave. Walton Properties & Investments LLC Route 51 Jon Robert Scott and Denise King 636 Todd Farm Road (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $55,430). Kevin and Laura Dickey 229 Municipal Drive Zachary Lee Bell 325 Comanche Drive David Hall 678 Eagle Drive Bradley and Megan Fine 628 Martin Road Gregory Marchewka 197 Mt. Pleasant Road Robert and Mary Quinn 108 Plainview St. Robert Coulson Jr. and Cynthia Coulson 343 Riverside Road Marc and Patricia Geer 1239 Rostraver Road

Price $335,000. $725,000. $255,000. $205,000. $115,000. $42,000. $65,000. $1 $182,500. $155,000. $25,000. $120,000. $31,000. $38,500. $38,000. $235,000.

American Escrow & Closing Co. 3798 Grant St. $87,500. Jarrod Blough 3798 Grant St. $87,500. Edward and Elise Sutter 2941 Abbey Lane $158,000. LSF9 Master Participation Trust 6332 Crestview Drive $5,000 by sheriff’s deed. Richard and Mary Carol Ehringer 1455 Greenbriar Court $207,500. John and Eva Mitchell 102 Maria’s Way $297,220. Kimberly and Paul Dschuhan 122 Maria’s Way $299,790. Richard Unglaub 4106 Orchard St. $50,000. Timothy and Jolynne Kronenberger 6814 Vera Drive $172,000. Mortgage Equity Conversion Asset Trust20 1085 Broughton Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $101,430).

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Housing & Urban Development Estate of Lloyd Simpson Paul Ng William Anderko

Davoli’s Construction LLC Richard Trainer Jr. and Heather Trainer Amber Fine Frederick and Christine Blizzard

1192 Forest Ave. 912 Holly Lynne Drive 1167 Mike Reed Drive Rosemary Lane

$30,000. $228,000. $148,400. $175,000.

SPEERS Nicholas White Estate of William Paul Tautkus

James Hines James Brian Lemon Jr.

115 Schaffer Ave. 111 Pennsylvania Ave.

$47,900. $55,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Donald Tustin Jr. Richard Staffen Donna Spalla Tamara Yonkers Washington Cty Tax Claim Bureau Eileen Donovan

Donald Tustin III and Valerie Tustin 3881 Finleyville Elrama Road Shawn Kotermanski 11 Minjock Lane Adam Litwin 6073 Pleasant St. Merritt Blake 3460 Frye Ave. Edward and Barbara Checque McChain Road (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $77,857) by sheriff’s deed. Jody Lubawski 108 Stone Brae Drive

$200,000. $140,000. $120,000. $181,000. $4,156 $259,000.

WHITEHALL R. Nancy Noah Geoffrey and Mary Murken 4827 Sherwood Drive $162,500. First Commonwealth Bank Whitehall Retirement Living Properties L 4744 Clairton Blvd. $1,000,000. John Keun Sang Lee Homebody LLC 4745 Clairton Blvd. $135,000. Joshua Kerestesi Bradley and Zamira Steenblok 5231 Greenridge Drive $155,700. NVR Inc. James and Karen Noss 5254 Lantern Hill Ext. $297,435. NVR Inc. Alexandra Puginskaya 5256 Lantern Hill Ext. $255,215. Margaret Hart et al. LSF8 Master Participation Trust 4948 McAnulty Road $10,588 by sheriff’s deed. Urban Capital Group LLC Pawan and Indra Ghimirey 4934 Roberta Drive $135,000. Estate of Marion Hester Dragan and Borjana Suta 4970 Wheaton Drive $185,000. Joseph Caldwell Miranda Rhed and James Connors III 4450 E. Barlind Drive $128,000. NVR Inc. Donna Rooney 5260 Lantern Hill Ext. $283,450. Jeannette Milligan trustee Siromani and Ganga Regmi 1136 Varner Road $170,500. Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit

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Baldwin Borough Public Library April Events For all of our programs, please visit the library’s website: Better Business Bureau presents “Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor”: - April 3 @ 2 p.m. During this helpful session for homeowners, BBB will provide important tips for hiring a home improvement contractor and understanding home improvement contracts. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a homeowner and how to avoid falling for a home improvement scheme. Registration required. Smart Start Baby Art – Monday, April 17 @ 10:30 a.m. Babies ages birth-18 months can explore, create, hear stories and participate in activities to help them learn and grow. Activities include texture blocks, discovery bottles, tummy time paintings, footprint art and more! No registration required. Discover Your Past: Intro to Tuesday, April 18 @ 2 p.m. Attend this class to learn the basics on how to get started with, a great genealogical resource available in the library. Through this class you’ll learn search tips, how to download and use the charts and forms on the site and more! This class is designed for beginners. Registration required. Free Bingo Fridays – Friday, April 21 @ 1 p.m. We’ll play 10 games of BINGO, enjoy light refreshments and win some cool prizes. Bring a friend! No registration required. Upcoming date: Friday, May 26 @ 1 p.m.

Community Castle Shannon Library April Events Upcoming Programs for Children and Teens at the Library Register for a program by stopping at the Library, calling, or emailing Miss Heather at LIKE us on Facebook! Family Movie Nights: We will be showing new releases and classics throughout the year. Light snacks will be provided. Movies will be rated G or PG. Stop by the Library or call to ask which movie will be showing. Showtimes @ 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: April 4, April 18. Upcoming Programs for Adults at the Library: To register for adult programs, stop in or call the Library at 412563-4552. Author Visit: Please come to the Library on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. to hear author and longtime D.C. socialjustice activist Judith Kelly discuss her new book, Just Call Me Jerzy. You may not be familiar with Father Jerzy Popie∏uszko’s compelling story, but he is considered a national hero in Poland and he has a local connection to Castle Shannon! Registration is preferred. Crafternoons for Adults at the Library: Join us the third Wednesday of each month for Crafternoons. We will meet downstairs from 2:30 - 4:30p.m. Bring your best craft ideas. This is an informal gathering and a chance to meet new people and learn new craft ideas. Adults ages 18 and over welcome. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 19. This month’s theme will be wreaths! If you cannot make it in the afternoon, stop by between 6 - 8p.m. that evening. Registration is appreciated because it helps us prepare adequate materials. ‘Cook the Book’ Discussion Group

Join us Wednesday, April 26 at 7p.m. for Cook the Book. We will feature the book Damn Delicious by Chungah Rhee. Stop in the library for a copy! We will create recipes from the book at home and bring them to the library so we can eat and discuss. Please register. Financial Education Series Join us at the library for five free sessions to learn ways to save money for retirement, college, and more! Registration is suggested. Sessions run until July. Sessions begin at 7 p.m. For more information on the topics of the sessions, please call the library or log onto the library’s website. • Second Session in the Series Planning Financially for College Monday, April 24 There are so many gifts that you can give to your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, godchild, or any special child in your life. However, one of the more generous gifts is helping to provide for a child’s educational expenses in a small or big way. Come discover various methods for educational savings. In addition, we will discuss ways to find and apply for financial aid, what the FAFSA is, what to do about the FAFSA, and how various types of savings interact with the financial aid application process. Local Author’s Encore Visit Local author and Pittsburgh PostGazette court reporter Paula Reed Ward will make another visit to the library on Thursday, April 27 at 7p.m. Paula will be talking about the court cases she has reported on during her professional career and an update on the Autumn Klein poisoning murder.

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

Donora Public Library April Events Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Days Closed: Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th*

All programs are FREE to the public! Board Meeting: Wednesday, April 5 @ 6 p.m. Mon Valley Community Band Practice: Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Story Time: Friday, April 7, 21 and 28 @ 11 a.m. Miss Angie has been working on some new craft ideas so hop on down and join the fun. For Ages: Birth - 5 years Easter Egg Program Saturday, April 8 @ 3 p.m. Sign up is required! Miss Angie would like to invite children of all ages to join her in Easter Egg dying and decoration fun. An Easter Egg Hunt will immediately follow (weather permitting). Bridge Club: All are welcome! Thursday, April 13 and 27 @ 3:30 p.m. Knit & Crochet Club: All are welcome! Thursday, April 13 & 27 @ 5:30 p.m. Book Club: Come join us in a good book! Thursday, April 20 @ 3 p.m. Donora Head Start Social: Friday, April 21 @ 11 a.m. If your child attends the Donora Head Start Center and you would like more information or would like to attend the social, please contact Miss Angie at the library or Miss Nickelle at the center. Block Party: Saturday, April 22nd @ 1 p.m. Block parties are for children 6 months and up. It is a Lego Club for little ones, but instead of Legos we play with big wooden blocks. Lego Club: Miss Angie is very sorry to announce that she will be canceling Lego Club until further notice. But while the program is cancelled, she will be thinking up new activities to fill the Saturday afternoon slot. We are still accepting flea market/used books for our future flea market/book sales. We also will have vendor tables available to rent during the event. For more information please contact Angela at the library and she will more than happy to assist you.

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JOHN K. TENER LIBRARY 638 Fallowfield Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-8282 w w Library Director: Toni Zbyl

John K. Tener Library April Events April 9 – 15 National Library Week —-Join us for a week of celebration!! 50% off all book sale books!! All week! April 9 12:30 p.m. - Kids’ Bingo April 11 Trivia challenge Winners announced Stop in from March 15 – April 10 answer our questions and be entered for a $25 Subway Card April 12 Stop in to check out our new building blocks sets - as we start getting ready for summer reading! April 13 Book Club – We will be talking about Ordinary Grace by Kent Krueger at 5:30. This meeting will also include a new members’ meet and greet! Not sure that book club is for you, join us this evening with any questions and get a feel for a group. Refreshments provided April 16 & 17 - We will be closed for the Easter holiday Free one-on-one computer help available at the library by appointment only! Want to set up an email? Learn how to access all those recipes or coupons? Give us a call to schedule a lesson - 724-483-8282.

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

Attorney Mark Shire will present a program on “Elder Law” at the Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center on April 22, 2017 at 6 pm. Attorney Shire will discuss a wide range of legal matters affecting the elder population, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security,

Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters. The event is open to the public and registration is not required. This program is part of the Monessen Public Library’s ongoing educational and informational programming that focuses on issues important and relevant to our community members. For more information please contact the library at 724-684-4750 or visit the website at The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM. New members are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Learn about new trends and websites for family tree research. Alley’s Adventure Time will be held on Mondays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 11 AM. Toddler Play Date Time will be on Wednesdays at 11 AM. Wacky Wednesdays are for ages 8 – 12 and will be held at 6 PM. Pick up a copy of the Library Newsletter or the special Children’s Room schedule for a listing of our Children’s activities. They are also advertised on the Library Facebook page and in the Mon Valley Independent. The Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club will meet on Wednesday April 12 and 26, at 6 PM. Bring your projects. New members welcome. For their first group project, each member is being asked to make a black and gold square for a Steelers themed blanket! All squares should be 6”x6” and in either yellow, black, or white yarn. The pattern you choose is completely up to you! In honor of National Library Week, the Library will have a month-long book sale beginning on Saturday, April 8, 2017. An Easter Basket is being raffled during the month of April. Chances are $1.00 each. Stop at the Circulation Desk. Tickets are also being sold for a Spaghetti Fundraiser during the month of May at Felicia’s Restaurant. Tickets are $9.00 each and please note there are no substitutions. Monessen Public Library now has an APP for your phone! To download the APP, Android users should use “Play Store” and IPhone users should use the “IStore”. Search for “Monessen Public Library.” If you have any questions please call the library at 724-684-4750.

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

Monongahela Area Library April Events Join us at the library for Pysanky Egg Classes led by Aura Kimokeo-Mitomi on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8 from 12 -4 p.m. Reservations are required, and the class is limited to 20 adults. A $20 fee is required to attend each class, and must be paid in advance. Please stop in the library to make a reservation and pay during normal business hours. Story Time will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Miss Becky reads with the children, completes a small craft, and incorporates some block play. The Writers Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. on April 5 & 19. Children ages 8 through 12 are welcome to join in on the K’nex Club at Monongahela Area Library. Participants will use K’nex to engineer moving toys. The club will meet at the library on Saturday, April 1st and Saturday 22nd from 3pm-4-pm. Children are not to be left unattended in the library, therefore a parent or guardian must be present during the meeting period. Legos will also be available. Many people have expressed concern over the lack of education about cursive writing in schools, so…Let’s Keep Cursive Current! Monongahela Area Library is offering to teach children how to write and read cursive writing. Children should know how to sign their names and read hand written documents and this program will show them how! This program is for children grades four and above. Please call to register, as space is very limited. Practice between sessions is suggested and encouraged. The program is currently scheduled every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Book Bites adult book club will meet on Thursday, April 20 at 1 p.m. and will discuss Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly. Nookworms Teen Book Club will meet on Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. and will discuss Miss Peregrine’s

Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. In addition to discussing the book, there will be a small trivia contest or creative project. If you are interested in participating, please call the library to request your copy of the book. Participants should have finished reading the book by the 29 so that they are prepared for discussion.

PLEASANT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY 302 Old Clairton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-655-2424 w w Library Director: Sharon Julian-Milas

Pleasant Hills Public Library April Events For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email Annual Family Egg Hunt Extravaganza: Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. A mischievous bunny has hidden eggs throughout the Library and we need your help to find them. Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts, snacks, and an epic egg hunt. A $2 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. This is an after-hours program Library doors will open at 2:45 p.m. Family program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing Egg Drop Experiments: Monday, April 10 at 4 p.m. Can you keep your egg from breaking? Design and create a contraption to keep your egg safe as we drop it from increasingly higher heights. Please bring any recyclables you would like to use in the building of your contraption. For children in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Please register by calling 412655-2424 or emailing Practice SAT Exam With The Princeton Review: Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Join the folks from The Princeton Review for a free full-length practice SAT exam. Get a feel for the real exam before you take it. For students in grades 9–12. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing

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WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 124 North Water St West Newton, PA 724-972-3229 w w

West Newton Public Library April Events Hours: Monday and Thursday 12-6 p.m.; Wednesday 12-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We encourage you to visit our small friendly library that is stocked in all departments with current books. We have four computers for the public to use and two leather chairs in our reference room where you are welcome to sit and read magazines, books or the local and New York Times daily newspaper. On the second floor is the children’s easy room, with table and chairs, puzzles, and bean bag chairs, the non-fiction room, and the Junior and youth room. Free library cards can be issued if you supply identification, and then you can not only take books from our library, but the entire Westmoreland Library network. Our latest project is a small book sale inside Gary’s Chuck Wagon at 109 S. Second Street, West Newton, and a raffle basket with gardening theme for the month of April. We are still accepting used jewelry donations of rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches earrings, and pins. Consider us when cleaning out your jewelry or settling an estate. Drop off donations any day we are open at the library.

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

Whitehall Public Library April Events The Not-So-Secret Garden: A Horticulture Series - Tuesday April 4 @ 7 p.m. Join us for a special three-part seminar with Master Gardener Susan

Salis, when she’ll dig up an abundance of facts on the dos and don’ts of proper gardening and the landscaping life. April 4: Alien Invaders: Recognizing and Controlling Invasive Plant Species April 18: Gardening with Native Plants: Are They Worth It? May 4: Attracting Delightful Butterflies to Your Garden Register for the class of your choice or all three, call the library 412-8826622. The Game Room - Ages 18+ Wednesday April 5 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Table gaming is more popular than ever. The Game Room meets twice a month for an evening of conversation, game play, and turn-taking. We are completely free and we welcome Euro Games, deck building games, RPGs, and whatever else happens to move your meeple. In addition to our own collection, The Game Room is happily BYOB, or (Bring Your Own Board game.) No registration required. iPad Basics - Saturday April 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class will help you get started with your new iPad or iPad mini. We will go over Settings, Wi-Fi, and how to install free and useful apps to your device. Note: please bring your fully charged device, along with power cord. Registration is required. Tech Open House - Saturday April 15 from 1-3 p.m. Questions about your smartphone? Having trouble with your email? Need some guidance with Windows 10? Visit the library to get help with your smartphone and other mobile devices. Bring your device in fully charged. In addition to assisting with your device, our experts will answer any number of questions about laptops, email, software programs, etc. Walk-ins welcome. Humane Harassment: Living with Nuisance Wildlife - Tuesday April 25 @ 7 p.m. Learn about the animals that are usually considered “nuisance wildlife” and the best ways in which to live in harmony with them. We will discuss methods to get the animals to leave

PT Library Computer Classes Instruct How to Use Online Resources Need help brushing up your word processing skills for a new job? Interested in searching your family roots but don’t know where to start? The Peters Township Public Library offers free and low cost computer classes on most Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. on a variety of topics. The classes are designed to help residents connect with informational resources related to employment, genealogy, social media, 3D printing technology and more. Registration is required at the library’s circulation desk the day prior to the class and payment must be made at that time for classes with a fee. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Upcoming classes include: 3D Design and Printing on April 4 Learn all about 3D printing technology and the fun objects that you can create by downloading, slicing, preparing and printing. Cost $5. Computers 101 on April 11 Get to know your computer and the Internet, along with the library online library catalog. Free class. Genealogy Research on April 18 Learn how to use the library’s resources to help you search for your roots. The lesson covers how to use the Heritage Quest database, Ancestry Library Edition and Google. Free class. Word Processing 1 on April 25 Includes creating/naming/saving documents, working with text and printing options. Cost $5. Word Processing 2 on May 2 Includes indents, tabs, tables, automating tasks, spell/grammar checks, page numbers, styles and headers/footers. Cost $5. Additional classes will be offered in May. This information literacy program is offered by the library as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s statewide initiative, PA Forward, to demonstrate that libraries can help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education, to enhance their job skills, and to participate in civil discourse. For more information about the computer classes, please call Peter Stamoolis at 724.941.9430 ext. 5767.

your house or neighborhood on their own accord, without having to resort to trapping or other lethal methods of removal. This community education presentation is brought to you by the Whitehall Wildlife Committee and the Whitehall Public Library. FREE - Registration is required, call 412882-6622. Just Ask the Journalist! Wednesday April 26 @ 2 p.m. Join us for a very inky entry in our

“Just Ask” series during which local professionals answer all kinds of questions from the audience. In the spirit of playful investigation, be our guest for an informal talk with a real wordsmith of a woman, journalist Diana Nelson Jones of the Pittsburgh PostGazette! Get ready for an afternoon of answering the big questions and getting the big scoops –of ice cream! FREE - Registration is required.

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Entertainment Charleroi High School Musical Presents New Look at Fairytale Endings with ‘Into the Woods’

Pictured are (l-r) Director Melissa Vitali and Student Technical Director Erica Angelo.

Pictured are (l-r) Little Red, Emily Bittner; witch, Tori Beveridge; and baker’s wife, Madison Codeluppi.

By Jill Runfola The Charleroi Area High School cast of gifted students performed ‘Into The Woods’ as their 2017 spring musical, and audience members got to see what happens when happily ever after is over in the final act. They showed a never-before-seen journey into what might go wrong in fairytale endings. The musical was held at Charleroi High School on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday for a matinee. Senior citizens at Sunday’s show received free admission, lunch, a chance to meet the cast, and were provided transportation to and from the show. Sunday’s auditorium was a full house. Melissa Vitali has directed the spring musical for five years at Charleroi High School and has been involved with the business for twelve years. She says they had auditions in November and started rehearsal in January. She teaches kindergarten during the school day and enjoys directing afterward for the high school. Vitali says that it’s the classic fairy tales in act I, such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. She says what she likes the most about ‘Into the Woods’ is that “it’s a new way to see the stories through new eyes.” Tori Beveridge, in 12th grade, who played the witch, says, “I think the character was really fitting to myself—she was sassy and emotionally loving and secretive.” The talented actress played a large part in the musical, casting spells, singing solos, and bringing her role to life. Other cast members included: Austin Pringle, baker; Peyton Trollinger, Jack; Emmy Zajack, Rapunzel; Joe Weber, Cinderella’s prince; Tresten Maksemetz, Rapunzel’s prince; John Eric Mraz , wolf; and Vanessa LaBryer, giant. Vitali concluded, “The audience learns about the fairytale world, how much it’s connected—how intertwined they are. You learn that you’re better off with what you’ve got rather than wishing for more.”

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Harmony Singers Annual Spring Show Inspires Audiences to Smile The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present their annual spring show on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. This year’s show, “Happy Harmony! Songs That Make You (PHOTO CREDIT NANCY BROWN) Smile,” features lighthearted and upbeat songs. Selections from the show include “A Wonderful Day Like Today,” “Happy Days Are Here Again,” and “Smiles.” While the Harmony Singers is primarily a choral group, their annual show includes several choreographed numbers and a tap dance. This year’s tap dance will be performed to the tune of “Singin’ in the Rain” in remembrance of Debbie Reynolds. Originally formed as the Westminster Community Singers in 1966, the name was changed to the Bob Locklin Singers in 1967. In 1969, the first Don Brockett Musical Comedy Show was produced. The name was changed to the Harmony Singers in 1976 and since that time, the spring show has become an annual event. Cynthia G. Pratt is the choral director; Carol Karl is the accompanist. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12 and are available from cast members or at the door. Discounted tickets, $9 for groups of 10 or more, may be purchased in advance by calling 724-941-5343. The Harmony Singers perform a wide variety of music--Broadway, rock ‘n’ roll, patriotic and pop tunes. The group is available to perform for civic, social, church, or business organizations. Information about the Harmony Singers is available at

6th Annual Raise Your Voice Festival Set for April 29th in Monessen Monessen Communities That Care will present its 6th Annual Raise Your Voice Music and Arts Festival on April 29 from noon – 7 p.m. at Monessen City Park. This free event will feature vendors, crafters, local musicians, and artists. If you are interested in selling unique items, or are part of an organization, and would like to pass out information, please contact us! We are also looking for photographers and artists to display their work for free. Any monetary donations made to this free event will go to Monessen Communities That Care, which is a 501(c)(3) youth delinquency prevention coalition, which strives to provide at-risk youth with alternative activities. The event will feature numerous local bands, some of which include: Andy Gregg, The Keystoners, God’s Green Apples, MULU, Saybrook, and Jessica Kovach. More bands are currently being added for the lineup. Last year's event consisted of 40 vendors and 15 bands and drew 500 people throughout the day. The event grows larger each year! For more information, find us on Facebook or email

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! APRIL BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis 9 p.m. Fridays – Dart tournament 8 p.m. 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 7 – National Beer Day w/ Regular Joes 9 p.m. 11 – Bar Bingo 6:30 16 – Closed for Easter 19 – 420 Sampling 7-9 p.m. 22 – Catchin’ Grooves 8 p.m. 26 – Administrative Professional Day 28 – 3 Sides 8 p.m. 30 – Tony Janflone Jr. 3-6 p.m. 69 ——————————————————————————————————————————


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HEY ANDY SPORTSBAR AND LOUNGE 724-258-4755 1221 W. Main St., Monongahela 13 – 5 Minutes of Fame Karaoke 27 – 5 Minutes of Fame Karaoke Saturdays – Bar Bingo 9:30 p.m.

29 – Dormont Bar Crawl Sundays – Billy the Kid and the Regulators Sunday Service Jam Wednesdays – Open Stage – Craig King Hosting Fridays – Karaoke

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

RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 1 – Square Dance 8 p.m. 6 – Tony Janflone 22 – Ruff Creek 10 p.m. 29 – Andy Gregg & The Second Hand Band

THE LINDEN GROVE 412-882-8687 1100 Grove Road, Pittsburgh 7 – Artistree 9 p.m. 14 – NightLife 9 p.m. 21 – Good Guys 9 p.m. 28 – Dancing Queen 9 p.m. Saturdays – DJ Tim Top 40s music and videos 9 p.m. Thursdays – Karaoke 8 p.m. R BAR 412-942-0882 2883 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 1 – Cosmic Attack Blues Band 8 – 3 Car Garage 15 – Jason Born Band 22 – Norman Nardini

ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville Sundays – Karaoke Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke SYLVESTER AND TWEETY’S 412-384-0800 8800 Hayden Blvd. and Rt. 51 6 – Jewelry Party 7 p.m. Free Pool – Daily 4-6 p.m. Thursdays – Ladies Night w/ drink specials 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Fridays – Free Juke Box



TERRACE GARDENS 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave., Clairton 7 – Trinity Wiseman 14 – Chuck Corby 21 – 3 Sides 28 – Regular Joes Monday-Friday – Free Juke Box 4 - 6 p.m. Wednesdays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Saturdays – Free Juke Box 8 p.m. -1:30 a.m. 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 monthly “PUMP UP THE VOLUME” section to promote and list your bands, please send us your list of performances each month. There is no fee for this listing. Fax: 412-249-8177 or e-mail:

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Local Worship Easter Orders Being Taken at Jefferson United Methodist Church

Finleyville Interfaith Council of Churches Offers Lenten Community Church Services

April News from First United Methodist Church of Monongahela

Order homemade Easters Rolls from Jefferson United Methodist Church. They are $10 each (apricot, nut, and poppy seed) with pick-up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2017. Phone orders will be taken through Sunday, April 2, 2017. Please call: 412 653-3222, option 3. On April 8, there will also be an Easter bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring lots of homemade goodies: cakes, pies, candy, cupcakes, and Easter rolls. Jefferson United Methodist Church is located at 310 Gill Hall Road.

Celebrate the Lenten season with the Finleyville interfaith community. Every Sunday evening in Lent, a community service with pulpit exchange and refreshments is held at one of the area churches. The worship schedule for April 2017 is: • April 2, 7 p.m.: Family Worship Center with Rev Richard Roberts of Wrights UMC • April 9, 7 p.m.: Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Kevin Young of First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville • April 14, 7:30 p.m.: Good Friday at Wrights UMC with all pastors.

The First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville, 3595 Washington Ave., invites you to join us for Easter Service on Sunday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. We will be having a breakfast Easter morning at 9 a.m. The Gleaners are continuing a variety of fundraising activities toward their project of making the church fully accessible with the installation of a chairlift to the dining room area. They wish to thank the congregation and the community for their support. They continue to sell Wagner's chocolates and a flea market is planned for June 10. Table fee is $10, or the Gleaners are sponsoring a table if anyone would like to donate. For more information, call 724-3485689 or visit

The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. Community Lenten lunches sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association continue at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 and April 12 at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. • Friday Night Praise will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 7. • The spaghetti & meatball dinner will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. • Jim Sykes will hold an organ concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. • We will participate in a joint Maundy Thursday worship hosted at First Christian Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. • The community Good Friday worship sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association is at 12 p.m. on April 14 at Grace Lutheran Church. • The Family Movie Night featuring “Risen” is at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21. • Small groups continue to meet on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. • The Youth Fellowship meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. • The United Methodist Women meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. • A sewing class meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. For more information, contact 724-258-7054.

Grace Lutheran Church to Host Good Friday Service for the Community

South Park’s Nativity Church Shows Movie with Blessing to Follow

Grace Lutheran Church, 911 Howard St., Monongahela will host the Monongahela community service on Good Friday, April 14 from noon to 3 p.m. The church will also have a 7 p.m. Good Friday worship service.

Nativity Church, Brownsville Rd., South Park, will show the movie ‘Divine Mercy’ on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. inside the church. There will be a blessing with the relic of St. Faustina after the movie.

Good Friday Miracle Healing Service Planned at Mel Hileman Ministries Full Gospel Fellowship Church Rev. Mel Hileman is holding a special Good Friday miracle healing service on April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Mel Hileman Ministries Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 10th and Upper Crest Streets, Charleroi. Come receive the miracle God has for you as we celebrate the atoning work of Jesus Christ this Resurrection weekend. “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 usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit and will be led by the high energy music ministry of BJ Collins and 70 X 7 with special music offered by other anointed vocalists and musicians. Come with a prayerful heart and expect the miraculous to happen, knowing there is nothing that the Almighty cannot do. Miracles are still happening every day. For further information, call 724-379-5356 or 412-327-0525.

April News from the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville

Easter Musical Drama Presented at Journey by Grace Church on April 13th and 14th Journey by Grace Church on Rt. 51, Belle Vernon, will be performing an Easter musical drama presentation titled ‘Lead Me to the Cross - The Road to Easter’ on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Holy Week Services Scheduled at Jefferson United Presbyterian Church April 13: Maundy Thursday services at 7 p.m. April 14: Good Friday joint-church services at 7 p.m. to be held at Jefferson Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. Jefferson Methodist and Jefferson United Presbyterian take turns having Good Friday services. April 16: Easter Sunday Sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. Regular service at 11 a.m. Jefferson United Presbyterian Church is located at 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills.

Easter Services Planned at Peters Creek Church All are invited to join us for worship at Peters Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church, meeting at 905 East McMurray Road, Venetia, St. David’s Episcopal Parish Hall. • Palm Sunday - April 9 - 11 a.m. • Maundy Thursday service - April 13 - 7 p.m. with service of Communion • Children’s Easter egg hunt and brunch - April 16 - 9:45 a.m. • Easter Sunday Service - April 16 - 11 a.m. - Special music will be provided by the adult and children's choirs of PCEPC. We will be graced by the talents of guest brass soloists, Stephen Knott and Zachary Peaslee, performance majors at West Virginia University. For more information visit us online at

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Karen L. Hecht to Speak at Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

Pastor Stephanie Moder to Speak at Monongahela Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth, on Monday evening, April 17 with Pastor-Evangelist Karen L. Hecht ministering. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a freewill offering will be taken. Karen is the pastor of two churches: Highland Grove UMC in McKeesport, PA and Whitaker UMC in Whitaker, PA. In 1994 she was called into the prayer and healing ministry where she taught and ministered the power of prayer. She witnessed the healing powers of Jesus Christ believing that “Miracles are about God’s amazing power through the Holy Spirit working in our lives beginning in our hearts and working outward for complete restoration.” All are welcome to attend. For further information please call one of the following: Virgie Vidil at 412-384-4882 or Justine DeBellis at 412-384-3299.

The Monongahela chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus’ Name will hold its monthly meeting of praise and worship in the parlor of The First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, PA, located at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday, April 6 with Pastor Stephanie Moder. Refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with meeting starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Pastor Stephanie serves beside her husband, Pastor Mark, as the associate pastor at Berean Fellowship Church located in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, which she and her husband founded in 1986. She oversees the women’s, youth and children’s ministries. She proclaims the Word of God with humor and freshness and flows in a strong prophetic and healing anointing. She also teaches at Berean, local Christian groups and churches. A gifted writer, each year she oversees an outstanding VBS program and a powerful Christmas outreach for the surrounding communities. “Cosmic Zenith Heroes” is her first published VBS curriculum. It is available nationwide and with more material to follow. 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.

Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Plans Easter Season Services Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, ECO, located at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road, will host a special interfaith community service on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. A Maundy Thursday service with communion will be held on April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. Easter morning schedule, April 16, 2017: • 7:30 a.m. - Early Easter Service w/Communion • 8:30 a.m. - Free Breakfast • 9:30 a.m. - Easter Worship w/Communion • 10:30 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt for children through 5th grade. All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Presents ‘Journey to Jerusalem’ Come to a presentation of the Passion Week of Our Lord as told by his disciples and followers. Come hear their stories, share their emotional memories, and even interact with Peter as he recalls the last supper with Christ. This event will be held on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. Tours begin every 20 minutes

starting at 1 p.m. New this year - Visit our interactive Jerusalem marketplace! Please call 724-348-7145 to schedule your tour at Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Road, Finleyville, across from Saint Francis of Assisi Church.

April News from the South Hills Assembly of God Church South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for April. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit Miracle healing service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3 with Pastor Rick Kardell with music by Healing Waters Praise Team.Fast and pray; bring the sick and afflicted! CommuniTea, a women's Bible study/fellowship for all ages, meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 7. Hosted by Pastor Sue Willis with a variety of teachers/speakers. Free childcare available if pre-registered with Sue at ext. 147. HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 8. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages. Women of Excellence, led by Pastor Sue Willis and Dedi Kramer, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the multipurpose room. Encouraging, equipping and empowering through the word of God; for women of all ages. A study on The Holy Spirit; DVD by John Bevere. Must pre-register for childcare. Join us for Easter Sunday services at 9 & 11 a.m. on April 16 with “Via Dolorosa,” a message from Pastor Kendall Harris as he continues “The Road,” a message series about the journey through life. Lunch Bunch Bible study and luncheon for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by April 18. Easter cross hunt and egg giveaway for 2-year-olds to 6th graders at the 9 & 11 a.m. services on Sunday, April 23; held indoors, rain or shine! Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by

Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, has an open meeting 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. These groups separate out into their own small groups.

Orthodox Holy Week Services Planned at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 6th Street, Monongahela, lists services for Holy Week and Pascha: • Holy Wednesday, April 12 - 7 p.m. Holy Unction at St. Nicholas Church in Jacobs Creek • Holy Thursday – 5:30 p.m. Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great Good Friday – 9 a.m. Matins and chanting of the 12 passion gospels, 7 p.m. Great vespers and procession of the holy shroud Holy Saturday – 9 a.m. Vespers and divine liturgy of St. Basil the Great, 8 p.m. Candlelight procession, resurrection matins, blessing of paschal food Holy Pascha – 10:30 a.m. Divine liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Bright Monday – 8:45 a.m. Resurrection matins, 9:30 divine liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Father Edward Pehanich invites all to join them in celebrating the lord’s passion, death, and resurrection. For more information visit the parish website at:

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church April Happenings Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, under the direction of Bishop Karl Jackson, pastor, is located at 230 Reed Ave., Monessen. The church can be reached at 724-684-4711. Pastor Jackson can be reached at 412-352-7856. Everyone is welcome, please come and join us. Youth program is held every 2nd Sunday of the month. There is also a free breakfast with the pastor from 10 to 11 a.m. after Sunday school.

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St. Spyridon Honors Parishioners

William Manus; Rev. Fr. Joseph Cervo, Presbyter, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Monessen; Maria Hough.

The St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church Parish council, Monessen, has named William Manus and Maria Hough as recipients of the St. Photios Award, to be presented at the 4th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Metropolitan Savas, the ruling bishop of The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, has requested each parish to select two parishioners for their many years of dedicated labor and outstanding service to their church, having given spiritual, material and moral support and are thereby "worthy" of special recognition by His Eminence, Metropolitan Savas. Net proceeds from the banquet benefit the Metropolitan’s Benevolence Fund. William Manus and Maria Hough join previous St. Photios Award recipients: Catherine Alatsis, Kaliopi Apodiakos, KC Bagiatis, Jim Georgagis, Freeda Kootsouradis, and Angelo Loulis in being recognized for their dedicated stewardship to the St. Spyridon Church in Monessen. Michael Galis is president of the Parish council. Other officers include John Fafalios, vice president; John Argirakis, treasurer and Nikki Mornak, secretary.

St. Louise de Marillac Church Offers ‘Life in the Spirit’ Seminars Experience the ‘Life in the Spirit’ seminars: Two Saturdays that will empower your faith in Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Reaffirm your commitment to the Lord after years or decades since your Confirmation. Begin a deeper under-

standing of God’s word, love and the powerful role of the Holy Spirit. Seminars held at Saturday April 1 and April 8 at Upper St. Clair from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bishop Leonard Room (downstairs from the church). Both Saturdays, mass is available prior at 9 a.m. in the church. Sponsored by God’s People of Praise Prayer Group. Please register by emailing Marilyn Hans at or call Marilyn at 412-537-7667.

Monongahela Ministerial Hosts Lenten Lunches with Devotional Program to Follow Lenten Lunches and worship are once again being sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association at the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street. Lunches are provided for $3 each and are held at 11:45 a.m. on each Wednesday through April 12. A devotional program begins at 12:30 p.m. and concludes by 1 p.m. The Monongahela Community Good Friday Worship Service will be hosted by Grace Lutheran Church at noon on Friday, April 14.

Spring Revival Planned at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on 230 Reed Avenue, Monessen, will host a spring revival on April 26, 27, and 28, at 7 p.m. nightly. The revival theme is “First Things First,” taken from St. Matthew’s 6 chapter: 33 verse. The guest preachers will be: Wednesday, April 26: Rev. Justin Eidinger, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Donora, PA; Thursday, April 27: Rev. Vincent Winfrey, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Uniontown, PA; Friday, April 28: Minister Brandon King, of Christ Centered Community Church, Johnstown, PA. There will be a guest soloist nightly: Minister Linda King, New Beginnings Church, Uniontown, PA. The members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Pastor Karl Jackson welcome the community to come and worship with us and be blessed!

Five-Choir Easter Concert Planned at Bethel Presbyterian Church

‘Road to Resurrection’ Tour Held at First United Methodist in Belle Vernon

Five area choirs and bell ringers at their churches will take those attending an Easter concert on “A Journey Through Holy Week” on April 8 at 7 p.m. The free concert, which is open to the public, will tell the story in anthems and readings from Palm Sunday through Easter. Singers in the concert at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, are members of Bethel Presbyterian, Our Redeemer Lutheran, Faith Lutheran, Canonsburg United Presbyterian, and First Bethel United Methodist Churches. Jason Wilcox, director of music and worship at Bethel Presbyterian, will be directing the choirs and has organized the concert. Musical accompaniment will be provided by organist Cody Soska. A reception in the church’s fellowship hall will conclude the program.

At Road to Resurrection you’ll step back in time and follow Jesus’ footsteps through the week leading up to his death and resurrection. Along the path you’ll encounter people who’ve met Jesus and become part of an incredible experience. Draw closer to Jesus at this memorable event. This Easter event for the whole family will be held at First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Tours begin at 2 p.m. with the last tour departing at 5 p.m. Each tour runs or approximately 1 hour from start to finish. Refreshments will be served following your tour and you are welcome to stay as long as you'd like, but we do ask that you complete your tour before departing. For additional information, please contact Pastor Rose Granato at Perryopolis UMC at 724-736-8120.

West Newton Church of God April News

Hamilton Presbyterian Church Upcoming Events

West Newton Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton, can be reached at 724-872-7467. Sunday school - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:25 a.m. Youth Group - 5 - 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship - 7 p.m. • Join us for a Bible verse sermon based on His word. Our church is open each Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for a time of quiet prayer. • Orders being taken for 1/2 lb. chocolate covered peanut butter eggs for $5. Call 724-872-7467 to place an order. Pick up your order by March 31. • Bible study - 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday at the West Newton Senior Center • Kyle Idleman with the Christmas Experience Bible Study - Thursdays 7 p.m. On April 21, 2017, there is a bus trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster to see ‘Jonah.’ $119 includes bus, driver tip, lunch and your ticket for the show. We have several seats available; call Kathy at 724-835-6047. Pickup is 8 a.m. at the West Newton Fire Hall parking lot, Riverview Drive.

Hamilton Presbyterian Church located in Bethel Park (across from Cool Springs), 4500 Hamilton Road, 15236, invites you to Easter Services at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. For more information please visit: Easter Egg-stravaganza Hop on over to Hamilton Presbyterian Church’s Easter EGG-stravaganza on Saturday, April 8 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Get ready for Easter with these fun-filled activities for the whole family: Easter Egg Hunt, and a special snack. Join us in preparing for Easter through Bible story and crafts. 4500 Hamilton Rd. Visit for more information. Rummage Sale Join us for our annual rummage sale with specialty antiques boutique at Hamilton Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Find household items, clothing, furniture, books, toys, small sporting items, antiques boutique, bric-a-brac, Christmas items, and so much more.

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SPORTS Trout Stocking Guides Available for Western PA Anglers State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, said 2017 trout stocking schedules are now available in his constituent service offices. Trout season opens statewide at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 15. The schedule has an easy-to-read table that allows western Pennsylvania anglers to see an entire year’s worth of stockings at one time. The information is broken down by county, with stream sections and lakes listed alphabetically, and the type of trout being released at each location. Guides are available at various locations throughout the district. Constituents can call his office staff at 412-466-1940 or 412-886-2870 for specific locations. Stocking schedules are also available on Kortz's web page, "The state stocks our fishing locations from March through November," Kortz said. "The state stocking program shows the commitment to supporting the long tradition of fishing in Pennsylvania." Kortz added, "Remember, a fishing license is required for anyone age 16 or older." License information can be found on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website, For those new to fishing, the state offers a free mentored youth fishing day on Saturday, April 8, the week before the opening of trout season. "Mentored youth fishing days provide an opportunity for young anglers and their adult mentors to fish for trout," Kortz said. "It is a great opportunity to share the joy of fishing with younger people to help keep the tradition alive in Pennsylvania." For others considering fishing, the state offers two "fish-for-free" days – Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day weekend) and Tuesday, July 4 (4th of July holiday). More information can be found at

Local Students Qualify for YMCA States Championship

Pictured above are the swimmers from the Mon Valley YMCA that swam in the YMCA States championship meet at Penn State the weekend of March 24-26. TOP ROW (l-r): Andrea Kassa; Kaylee Kassa; Noah Gebadlo; Ana Georgagis; Autumn Lusk; Levi Gebadlo. SECOND ROW (l-r): Delaney Pergola; Brooke Yurkovich; Alexa Leonetti; Hailey Yurkovich; Taylor Leonetti. Missing from the picture is Sean Kwasny.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MEN'S CHURCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH HILLS 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 and sometimes Fridays based on schedule and time requests. The normal season begins in May and 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

Pictured above are the swimmers from the Mon Valley YMCA that attended "B" Districts on February 26 at IUP. BACK ROW (l-r): Cole Suchoza; John McFall FRONT ROW (l-r): Ella George; Carley Kubitza

Pictured above are the swimmers from the Mon Valley YMCA that swam at the novice championship on February 25 at IUP. TOP ROW (l-r): Brooke Yurkovich; Riley Fitzpatrick; Madelyn Cox BOTTOM ROW (l-r): Olivia Lujetic; Brooke Leonetti; Rylee Carson

Pictured above are the swimmers from the Mon Valley YMCA that attended the 2017 YMCA Western District Championships, held at Penn State the weekend of March 10 - 13, 2017. BACK ROW (l-r): Cole Suchoza; John Row one (l-r): Lilly Rabbitt; Brooke Yurkovich; Ella George; Rylee Carson; Tyler George ROW TWO (l-r): Laura Vittone; Taylor Hamilton; Taylor Leonetti; Hailey Yurkovich; Alexa Leonetti; Addison Carson; Delaney Pergola; Levi Gebadlo ROW THREE (l-r): Nathan Ferrence; Anastasia Georgagis; Paige Doleno; Lena Galilei; Sean Kwasny; Noah Gebadlo; Kaylee Kassa; Hailey Lusk; Autumn Lusk; Kaitlyn Lusk; Andrea Kassa Missing from the picture: Emma Sprowls; Eva Vogt; Caitlyn Bookamyer Front row (l-r): Ella George; Carley Kubitza

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UNION FINLEY BEARS FOOTBALL & CHEER ANNOUNCES 2017 SIGN-UPS Sign-ups will be held on April 9, 2017, at Ringgold Middle School (around back) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Teams this season for the 2017-2018 school year include: • D1 – 5th & 6th Grade • D2 – 3rd & 4th Grade • D3 – K – 2nd Grade Sign up on this day ONLY and get a discounted price of one child for $60 or the family price of $100 (siblings). Come join us for an exciting new season of football & cheer with our new league! For more information, or if you are unable to make this date to sign up, please email us at or find us on Facebook at “Union Finley Midget Football Association.”

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Ringgold Basketball ‘Two’ Team Makes Playoffs Ringgold 5th and 6th graders worked hard to make in the playoffs. Ringgold teams were broken into groups and named by number. The Ringgold Basketball ‘Two’ team members were: Alex Coccagna, Matthew Wagner, Jacob Pehowic, Michael Wagner, Clayton Benson, Shelby Coccagna (Helper), Zane Mahoney, Austin Pehowic (Helper), Danny Verscharen, Brayden Campbell and Coach Nick Coccagna. Parents and friends, thank you for working so hard this season! Five different teams in from Ringgold competed with each other and with teams from Frazier, Charleroi, and Bentworth. These tournament games were at held Frazier High School where Ringgold Basketball ‘Two’ made it to the finals.

Ringgold Youth Wrestling Sends Two Wrestlers to PA Junior Wrestling State Finals Ringgold youth wrestling sent two wrestlers to compete at the PA Junior Wrestling state finals on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. They are (left) Cristian Lowther in the 8 and under, 60 lbs. division and Dennis Hawkins III (right) in the 8 and under, 75 lbs. division.

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------2007 THUNDER MOTOR SPORT DUNE BUGGY Joyner 650 Sand Spider. Excellent condition. 173 miles. Runs perfectly. Garage kept. Winch and Owner's manual included. Asking $5,900 OBO. (412) 999-4332 ______________________________________________ 2000 SANDPIPER TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 8, two slide outs, full bath, one king size bedroom many extras. Call 724-872-4193 or______________________________________________ 724-454-2107. 4- OEM JEEP FLAIRS, 2007 - 2014, $100. 412-417-2417 Chrome spoke hubcaps - (5) - 16-inch. $25. 412-417-2417 ______________________________________________


REESE TRAILER HITCH - Astro, S-10, Safari. $25. 412-4172417 ______________________________________________ RED WING LOW CUT SAFETY SHOES - New in Box! Size 10, and size 10.5. $50 each. 412-417-2417 ______________________________________________ PRESSURE WASHER - Briggs & Stratton, Intec 190. Motor pump for water bad. $50. 412-417-2417 ______________________________________________ QUILTING FABRIC AND COTTON - A quilters treasure! Downsizing my supply of fabric. All cotton, various lengths, all colors, plain and prints. Purchased mostly from Keepsake Quilting in N.H. Selling at $2/yard. 724-579-3996 ______________________________________________ KITCHEN ITEMS FOR SALE - Kitchen Cabinet, base and wall, counter, sink, wood grain stained, $350. Microwave wall unit $100. Countertop microwave $25. Black Keurig $50. Chest freezer 42"x27"x36" $75 or best offer. 412-589-0173 ______________________________________________ RUGER, SUPER RED HAWK w/ scope 3x9, 454, 45 colt. $700. 484-866-2278, ask for Dave. ______________________________________________ CHAINS - New, fit 245x75-16 no bigger. $50. 484-866-2278, ask for Dave. ______________________________________________ LADIES LEATHER JACKET - $50 obo. 484-866-2278, ask for Dave. ______________________________________________ AFGHAN - Crochet, cat, new. $225. 484-866-2278, ask for Dave. ______________________________________________ AFGHAN - Crochet, off-white, new. $175. 484-866-2278, ask for Dave. ______________________________________________ SEWING MACHINE - white. $175 obo. 484-866-2278, ask for Dave. ______________________________________________ FREE MUSICAL ORGAN - Hammond Spinet needs serviced. Lots of______________________________________________ music included. You haul. 724-684-4962. LOG SPLITTER - vertical shaft. 724-379-8002 ______________________________________________ TWO(2) ASHLEY FORGE DAMASCUS STEEL KNIVES - One(1) fixed blade, One(1) lock back folder; heavily inlaid. Call 724-2583318, Leave Mssg. ______________________________________________ GAS CHAIN SAW - Craftsman, with case. Like new. $50. 412833-1671 ______________________________________________ PUCK BOWLING MACHINE - (1973), 8 feet long. Call for details. $500. (Bethel Park). 412-854-2226 ______________________________________________ FREE MEDICAL SUPPLIES - BD 2oz. (60 ml) syringe-29; Liquid food; Suction Catheter Tray with chimney valve; One(1) Trach Tube cuffless; Trach Care Kits. Sofa - Bassett, 3 cushions, pastel floral, good condition. $85. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 ______________________________________________ KITCHEN TABLE - 29x41, almond, has two padded and swivel chairs on wheels. $60. (West Newton). 724-244-4862. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 ______________________________________________ CAMPING - 2 new sleeping bags. Poly/fiber/nylon/flannel/cotton. $25. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 ______________________________________________ FINE CRYSTAL - Beautiful 'ring' to it. Service for six(6). Cannot identify make. $125. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 ______________________________________________ PORCH FURNITURE - Setee w/ cushions. chair (has different positions) - cushion included. $30. Cart with wheels $10. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 ______________________________________________

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VINTAGE FAUX FUR - Regina Glenara by Glenait, made in USA. Never worn! $75. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 _____________________________________________ PEDESTAL TABLE - 26 x 23.5, dark wood. $30. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 _____________________________________________ CHINA - Vintage Wild Quince pattern by Taylor, Smith & Taylor. Service for eight(8), all extra serving pcs - cups are pink on the inside, small floral pattern. A bargain at $125. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 _____________________________________________ VIDEO CABINET - 46x21x16. Space for unit, has 2 shelves and storage on door. Also has bottom drawer. (West Newton). 724244-4862 _____________________________________________ ADULT BEDSIDE COMMODE - $20. New standard walker $5. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 _____________________________________________ LARGE SQUARE END TABLE WITH DRAWER - $60. (West Newton). 724-244-4862 _____________________________________________ DINING ROOM SET, excellent condition, table with leaf and pads, 6 chairs, new upholstered and a china hutch, $400 - 412-9770940. _____________________________________________ LEATHER MEN’S JACKET, black. Excellent condition, size L. Asking $40. 412-884-6815 _____________________________________________ SERTA MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $45.00 Call 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ SWEEPER, Dirt Devil Quick Path. Excellent Condition' pd $40.00 sell for $15.00. Call 724-929-3891 _____________________________________________ FIVE BATHROOM SINK TOPS $100. One kitchen sink, double, 18.5” x 33.5”-$35. Shower doors, frosted, 29.5” x 55.5” - $25. Tables, folding, with tops, heavy duty. 5 foot & 8 foot, -$75 for all. Screens, window, aluminum, 8 different sizes. $20 for all. Oak, furniture grade, 7 foot - $45. Sink, antique porcelain, 21” x 24” with hardware $25. Call 630-220-9155 _____________________________________________ COMPUTER DESK light wood metal base good condition $20. Large China closet table and 6 chairs cherry wood $750.00. Lamps $25 per set. Cherry wood dressers 1-tall -1 low with mirror $400 for both. Wood dressers with black top 2- nightstand 2low dressers and mirror 5 pieces $400. Box of bar glasses $10. Box of picture frames $5. Several boxes of books $25.412-8545872 _____________________________________________ COLLECTABLES: 1. Glass mug, HOPALONG CASSIDY, Hoppy #15 - $30.00, 2. BB Gun, DAISY #25, slide and wood stock $95.00, 3. BB Gun, DAISY Targeteer, #118 target special $75.00, 4. Thermometer sign, COCA-COLA pre 1950 die cut $75.00, 5. Cork gun, THE SCOUT, 30" long, wood stock/metal barrel - $125.00, 6. Cork gun, DAISY Victory, #85 Commando/strap - $125.00, 7. Toy rifle, wood/star trigger, 36" long - $125.00, 8. Cap gun/bullet, NICHOL'S Paint - $40.00 OBO John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ 23.8 CU. FT. white Kenmore refrigerator with top mount freezer. Humidity controlled crisper, glass shelves, No ice maker. Model # 253.62112011. H 69" x W 29 1/2" x D 34 3/4" $250.00.Tappan electric stove with self-cleaning oven. White and black model TEF351EWJ. Two 8" burners and two 6" burners. Power cord attached. H 46 1/2 x W 30" x D27 1/2. $250.00. Contact anytime or 724-326-4835 on weekends 8 am to 8 pm. _____________________________________________ PARTS FOR A 2010 DODGE RAM 1/2 ton pick-up truck: 1. Big Horn/chrome tail-light covers - $50.00, 2. Hood - $700.00, 3. Tail-gate - $300.00, 4. Splash Guards - $50.00 - John at 724483-1271. _____________________________________________ LARGE PROVINCIAL, pecan coffee table, curved legs, 19H 29W 49L make offer. 412-996-7884 _____________________________________________ COMPOUND BOW, vintage PEARSON Hunter Classic, 31" @ 60 lb., cloth carrying case, quiver/4 arrows/field tips and camo cover - $150.00 (Arrows - $4.00 each, broadheads - $4.00 each and field tips - $0.50 each) John at 724-483-1271 _____________________________________________ KING SIZE QUILT - Off-white with flowers on it. $50. 724-2220936 _____________________________________________ LADIES BLACK LEATHER JACKET - Size Large. Like New! $60. 724-222-0936 _____________________________________________ PRE HUNG DOOR 32” W/WINDOW, never used $25.Wood storage cupboard white 70” h x 23” w, good condition, $25. 724348-5243 _____________________________________________

KLING SOLID MAPLE COLONIAL DINING TABLE with 6 chairs, 2 extender leaves and table protector pads, matching Kling colonial maple hutch, and Kincaid solid wood lighted corner cabinet all for $500. Sears Kenmore zig-zag sewing machine in cabinet never used $75. Stained antique white twin bed with chest and nightstand $100. West Branch Novelty Co. cedar chest over 75 years old $100. Rocker with tapestry seat over 75 yrs old $75. Chair with fabric covered seat over 75 yrs old $75. Catnapper brand leather power lift recliner never used, paid $950 will sell for $500. Call 724-929-4587 _____________________________________________ ENSURE AND ENSURE PLUS variety of flavors, shakes in a can, asking 90 cents per can average cost is $1.50 per can. approx. 100 cans. Call: 412-650-1719 _____________________________________________ DIAL HAIR AND BODY WASH 14 total, 7.5 oz. and Johnsons baby shampoo 5 total 3 0z., $25.00 for all. Call: 412-650-1719 _____________________________________________ SOLID WOOD FURNITURE made by Munire. Included in the set is a dresser with mirror, bookcase, armoire, bed. The bed can be changed from a crib to a toddler to a full size. Crib/toddler mattress and full size mattress available. All hardware and extra parts for bed conversion are present. Retailed for about $4000. I am asking $1500 but am willing to negotiate. Contact me by email at or text/call 412-527-4223. _____________________________________________ COMPLETE DOUBLE BED and matching dresser with mirror. Bedspread and valances included. Excellent condition. 724-4836130. _____________________________________________ ACCORDION, 1946, General Detroit, needs bellows. $100. 724246-7524. _____________________________________________ ONE COFFEE TABLE and two side tables in French provincial style, good condition $100. Call 724-348-6249 _____________________________________________ COLOR TV, 26", LG, flatscreen, hardly used, $60. Call (724) 3794162 _____________________________________________ SINGER SERGER SEWING MACHINE, brand new, never used. Paid $300 originally, asking $200. 412-884-9439. _____________________________________________ BINOCULARS, LEUPOLD BX-3, 10x32mm, Mojave - $250.00, 2. Rangefinder, LEUPOLD RX-1200i TBR - $250.00 Call John at (724) 483-1271 _____________________________________________ WEIGHT SET, MARCY – standard, 72” weight bar, curl bar, two dumbbell bars, plus 285# total plates, $95. 724-239-2575 _____________________________________________ DREXEL HERITAGE ORIENTAL CHINOISERIE CHINA Cabinet, mfc. 1980’s, Cherry with gold details, lighted glass shelving with plate inserts, 2 pc construction, 4 door bottom section, measures 80”h x 54”w x 12” d. $1500. 412-833-1084 or _____________________________________________ MANY, MANY COOKBOOKS, old and new, $2.00 to $10.00 or best offer. 724-348-6704 _____________________________________________ RED HEAVY COAT, like new, size large, $20. 724-348-6704 _____________________________________________ AQUATIC TURTLE TANK with 24" tall Oak stand. Custom made with built in ramp and basking platform. Metal screen cover. Filter, lamp, accessories included. 48" wide x 24" tall x 17" back to front. $350 Call 724-258-8393 _____________________________________________ BLUE AND GOLD MACAW, free to good home. 412-384-6379 _____________________________________________ JIGSAW PUZZLES, over 30 quality 1000 piece puzzles, $3/00 each, 2 for $5.00, call 724-872-0208 _____________________________________________ MOTORS REPAIR/FLAT RATE, truck manuals 1935-92, Chiltons repair/flat rate 1953-92, motors auto wiring 1941-64, engines/electrical 1957/1984, emissions/tune-up 1986. 724797-3779 _____________________________________________ 1990’S COCA-COLA/ERTL ornaments and collectables. 724797-3779 _____________________________________________ LEATHER BOMBER COAT, size large, movie Rocky (Russia), real sheepskin sleeves/collar, new, paid $600 sell $250. 724-3669524 _____________________________________________ WALLEYE FISHING POLE, Loomis (best), perfect gift, new, paid $400 sell $150. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ PRE HUNG DOOR 32” with window, never used, $30.Wood storage cupboard, white, 2 doors, good cond, 70” h x 32” w x 20” d. $25. 724-348-5243 _____________________________________________ LIKE NEW BEDSIDE TOILET w drop arms for easy access, used only 9 weeks, $45. 412-230-6976 _____________________________________________

April 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— USED HP COMPUTER, keyboard, printer, printer, complete $125. 412-230-6976 _____________________________________________ CALLAWAY XR DRIVER 9-10-11 degree, used one time 724263-6909 _____________________________________________ FIVE 2 FT SQUARE BAR TABLE with chrome pedestal mount, used but good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $75 cash. Call 724-258-3318 and leave message _____________________________________________ FIVE 6 FT DIA. CENTER FOLD TABLES on wheels, fair to good condition, must buy all, no delivery, $175 cash, call 724-2583318 and leave message _____________________________________________ CHRISTMAS INDOOR NATIVITY MANGER SET with stable; colorful, beautiful $25. Houseplants, beautiful purple passion, ivy, Christmas cactus, lemon, orange 6 for $25. Walker (Rollater) with 2 wheels, and seat; light weight and folds easily, new $50. Sweeper electric Bissel with attachments, lightweight, like new $49.99. Desk with shelf, great for home or college, metal, light weight only $25. Bed Pads for incontinence, quilted soft and wet proof, 4 for $20. Cookie tins all kinds and sizes for cookies, candy , gifts, 20 for $20. Diapers, all sizes and styles, 3 packages $20. Bacteriostatic water treatment system unit, under sink, instructions included, new $29.99. Sweeper, Eureka electric, very light weight for easy use, new $20. Canes and walkers, very reasonable, call for price. 412-833-3377 _____________________________________________ CHIPPER SHREDDER, five-horse power, all steel, very good condition $175. 724-942-4389 _____________________________________________ DOO WOP CD'S, paid $20.00 each, selling 3 for $10.00. Call 724-929-4975 _____________________________________________ 16 PIECE TIENSHAN FINE CHINA, deck the halls, service for four brand new $45.00. Call 724-929-4975 _____________________________________________ 3 PIECE TIENSHAN FINE CHINA, deck the halls, completer set, brand new $50.00. 724-929-4975 _____________________________________________ GE BLACK APPLIANCES – BRAND NEW, NEVER USED – All 3 for $700 or, if sold separately, see below: 30 inch free-standing Gas Range (GE Model No. JGB620DEFBB) - 5.0 cu. ft. oven capacity, electronic touch pad oven controls, precise simmer burner, selfclean oven, sealed cook top burner: $450; Dishwasher with Front Controls (GE Model No. GDF510PGJ0BB) - Piranha hard food dispenser with removable filter, dedicated silverware jets, space maker silverware basket, cabinet depth installation, clean design inner door, American gray plastic tub interior, 4 touchpad electronic tactile buttons, front control: $250; 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-theRange Microwave (GE Model No. JVM 3162DJBB) - 1,000 Watts, auto and time defrost, turntable on/off, two-speed 300 CFM venting system: $100. South Park area - Call – 412-596-0253 _____________________________________________ BUNK BEDS W/MATTRESSES, never used, heavy duty oak finish $350 724-747-9216 _____________________________________________ ICE CUBE TRAYS, vintage Frigidaire aluminum removable insert; perfect, collectible 2 - $20. Tote/picnic insulated basket/ great for shopping, beach, etc brand new $20. Beach chairs, lightweight aluminum, folds easy, like new, 2 for $25. Memory foam mattress, queen, 3 inches, new $75. Golf iron, brand new 6 iron from Taylor made, $10. Ladies shoe boots, size 9m, by Sporto, brown suede, $10. Christmas acrylic snowmen, lamp and figurine both $20. Mega blocks 200 count in neat storage chest $25. Sonic Bam Bam Dancing Gorilla, moves to any noise, loads of fun $10. Ladies scarf, brand new from Mexico, 60 x 19 1/2, multi-color with small beads $20. Doll Vintage, plays "O What A Beautiful Morning" new in box $20. Doll, Victorian with beautiful curls, parasol and colorful outfit, 23 in new in box $30. Doll, Mother Hubbard with bakers hat, apron and rolling pin, new $20. Doll, "Alexa" numbered and retired from Boyds Bear Collection, new in box $20. Elegant Bohemian crystal wine glasses with Queen Ann lace etching and gold trim, 8 for $80. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM MAUSOLEUM CRYPTS @ Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown PA. Two (2) Companion (side by side) Mausoleum Crypts at the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Garden Building # 2 Section 2-B Crypt # 30 & 31 Level # 3. This sets' current value is $21,750.00 and is an Excellent Location in Garden Building #2 Level 3. There are no more crypts available until new mausoleum is built. Selling at $11,750.00 or best reasonable offer. Contact 724-438-7806 _____________________________________________


MEGA BLOCKS 200 COUNT in storage chest $25. Memory foam 3 in mattress overlay for queen bed new $75. Easy bake oven complete with pans, spatula and no mixes $10. Repunzel Doll 11 inches with beautiful dress and hair $5. Zoomer zuppy, pink with tutu and instruction leaflet $10. Barbie Swimming pool with umbrella and steps perfect $10. Childs Dansk flatware 3 piece vintage, fork, knife and spoon with train, boat and house on handle all $10. Towel bar chrome 18 in brand new in box $10. Ladies sporto shoe boot brown suede; size 9M like new $10. Blue tooth headphone connects to smartphones and tablets; new in box $10. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ ADULT DIAPERS, TABS, pull ups, 3 packages $20. Desk, metal perfect for college student; drop leaf, $25. Bissell sweeper light weight with attachments, perfect $50. Luggage 2 brand new jaguar carry ons; 2 luggage $10 each. Houseplants, purple passion, lemon, orange , philadendron, 6 for $25. 412-279-3288 _____________________________________________ 5 PIECE SOLID WOOD OUTDOOR SET pretty basket weave design $100. Large expensive like new Old English jewelry armoire cherry finish $120. New large quantity steel designer courtyard fencing & poles $100 for all. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ NEW LARGE EXPENSIVE WOOD LATTICE potting table w/shelf & drawer $110. Large vintage painting in expensive wood gold leaf frame $3000. 4 large beautiful vintage designer etched glass mirrors $700 each. Vintage solid Oak wood rectangular desk/table with 2 drawers & shelf $199. New large designer glass lamp with flower petal shade $50. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ ANTIQUE 1920-30 large solid wood curved triple mirror vanity with bench & 4 spacious drawers $500. Large expensive designer wall rack with cup hooks $180. Vintage Sears Roebuck Silvertone 1940’s tube radio in Cherry wood cabinet $1500. Vintage Duncan Phyfe solid Mahogany wood dining set: China cabinet $399, buffet $375, pedestal table (needs work) $40, three chairs $5 each. 4 piece vintage solid Mahogany wood bedroom set with granite look finish & metal shelves $600. Designer Nordik Country French large carved wood rectangular table with bottom shelf & drawer $300. 2 new designer curly wrought iron basket weave top side tables $60 each. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ 2 DESIGNER FOLDABLE GARDEN CHAIRS with finials pad $39 each. Antique Red Eye Singer Sewing machine with solid wood 4 drawered cabinet $500. Like new heavy duty Morse sewing machine with 4 drawered Cherry cabinet $250. 2 designer curly wrought iron garden chairs $25 each. New large designer glass table with curved steel legs $55. New large designer quality flower pots $25 each. 3 designer silver metal/wood spacious storage cabinets $70 each. Entire designer junior clothing used $.75 each. Large rectangular vintage painting in carved Fruitwood frame $3000. Text 412-819-7623 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 _____________________________________________ LOGITECH QUICK CAM FUSION VIDEO SENSOR with light tech, in package $19.00. Carpet, fur and leather, approx 6' x 7’, Grecian key border, clean from Europe $149.00. Speakers, Phillips (2) with wire, $49. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ BUILDINGS (5), place on your train platform near RR tracks, new/boxed, $18+. Pillows, many shapes/sizes, like new $3.00+. Wreath/bulbs/jewels/angels/toille/bows/greenery, gorgeous was $175 now $69. Tables, wrought iron, 2 end + coffee table, excellent quality, very sturdy, $119 all. 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 $20.00. 15 decorated cans, $.50. Lamps, good quality $15. Electric range parts, 8"snap-in burner, +220 cord w/ plug-ins to hook up, $8.00 ea, new never used. Water purifier, never used, still boxed, $55. Appliances – Oster blender, Krups coffee- tea pot, Farberware stainless coffee/tea pot, all perfect, $9.00+. Folding chair, silver padded seat, new, still wrapped $12.00. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ DESIGNER DRESSES/JACKETS/JEANS/TOPS + Nike outfits, xs/s/m, high quality, like new, $5.00+. Purses/boots/shoes/ shoulder bags – lg/sm, Heels, flats, casual, evening, leather sizes 6/7/8, $4.00+. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ 77 ——————————————————————————————————————————

DISHES, 4 or 8 place settings, still boxed, never used, $19+. Bowling ball + leather carrying case, men's Brunswick, exc. Cond, $17.00. Telephone/clarity for hearing loss, magnifies calls, $59. Chaise lounge/bench 1920, 95+ yrs old, antique restored, walnut frame, $475. Dining chairs (4) matching uphol, comfy seats, solid wood, arched tops $225. Chair/uphol artist fabric seat, $110. Bedroom, Burl Mahogany, 5 pieces, perfect cond, $2900. Bedroom 8 piece elegant set, 2 marble top end tables/wood carvings, $3,099 all. Table 60” Cherry/Walnut, $899. Fosseil octagonal table + base, brass accents, 4 high back uphol. chairs, $1,099. Table 60" octagonal top +18" leaf + chairs, $395. Dresser, 6 lg. drawers, solid wood, $425. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ PLACEMATS/TEACH KIDS BIBLE STORIES, turn over washable markers color/puzzles/games, $4.50 each. (2) cabinets, Call 412854-3637 _____________________________________________ EQUALIZERS STEREO sound/graphics/monitor/tape/ plugs/12 bands, perfect condition $49. Mouse, Microsoft for computers, like new $5.00. Call 412-854-3637 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ BOYS MOTO BIKE $90. Power wheels Harley Davison motorcycle $120. New brown rug piece, commercial grade, $125. Pirate ship pool $35. Kids picnic table and 2 chairs $25.00. Portable high chair $40.00. Potty chair talks/sings $35.00. New never used potty training tape $8.00. 1 dark wood end table $10.00. Coffee table light wood $15.00. 2 marble cream end/side table round $90.00. Four 70# sand bags $50. Hard hats $15. Oriental wicker chair from Japan $50.00. Purple & cream material shower curtain $40.00. 12 Long panel of sheers & valences, lavender, paid $200.00 at Pennies, asking $145.00. 2 short pair lavender curtains and valences $35.00. Blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00. Antique tiffany lamp $225. Antique desk $400. Antique lamp $75. Small antique lamp $45. Hoover rug scrubber $75.00. 724-745-3963 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY LOT - Mon Valley Memorial Park. Garden of All Faiths - Lawn Crypt. Includes lot, vault, memorial, granite and vase. 724379-6866. _____________________________________________ TRUCK LOAD OF CLOSEOUT CAULKING TYTAN, 10oz tubes: 8 colors, mostly clear Neutral Cure Silicone Full skid $.99/Tube. 13 tube Sample Box $25 includes Shipping 717-445-5222 _____________________________________________ GALVANIZED, WATER STAINED, Economy, 2 1/2" Corrugated 24" coverage, 50 pc bundles 8' $4.32 a sheet, 12' $6.48 a sheet Closeout Deal. 717-445-5222 _____________________________________________ 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 & Interior. Barns, sheds etc. Use it yourself or resell. Huge selection. Low Prices. 717 445-5222 _____________________________________________ METAL ROOFING & SIDING for houses, barn, sheds. Close outs, returns, Seconds, Overrun, etc. at Discount Prices. Huge inventory_____________________________________________ in stock. 717 445-5222 METAL ROOFING - A real roof for your House, Garage, Barn. Roof, Ceiling, Siding. Closeout deals. Low prices. Starting at $.30 SF_____________________________________________ 717 445-5222 SNOW GUARD. Help prevent dangerous snow slides, Damaging gutters, etc. Stainless Steel & Close out colors snow guards $2.25 ea. Colored $3.25. Free Shipping 50 or more 717 445-5222 _____________________________________________ METAL ROOFING - A real roof for your House, Garage, Barn. Roof, Ceiling, Siding. Closeout deals. Low prices. Starting at $.30 SF_____________________________________________ 717 445-5222 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. 717 445-5222

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------WANTED 5 OR 10 ACRES for family, locations Washington, Greene or Fayette Counties. Please call or email 724-222-5257 or_____________________________________________ CASH FOR ESTATE JEWELRY – Gold. Silver. Platinum. Coins. Why let it gather dust when you may 100s of dollars in cash? Sell it now for top cash. House calls available. 31 years experience. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE BASEBALL & FOOTBALL and other sports cards plus memorabilia, pennants, autographs, programs, ticket stubs, etc. 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS used on utility poles. Glass or Porcelain. Paying cash based on condition and type. 724-7820539. _____________________________________________ WANTED INDIAN ARROWHEADS, tomahawks, etc. Anything old Native American. 724-747-7314 _____________________________________________ WANTED DODGE 360 4bbl, truck motor 88 or 89, goes by, code 5_____________________________________________ or 360 block for 88-89. 412-818-4856 WANTED MOTOR 350, 4 bolt mains, must be 84 out of car or short block, 350 4 bolt mains, must be out of car 84. 412-8184856 _____________________________________________ BUYING VINTAGE BASEBALL & FOOTBALL CARDS and vintage sports memorabilia, 724-205-8620 _____________________________________________ UPRIGHT FREEZER 724-554-8894 _____________________________________________ VINTAGE FOUNTAIN PENS WANTED. Quick cash for old fountain pens that might be sitting in a drawer somewhere not being used. Interested in any brand, but some are: Waterman, Wahl, Conklin, Conway Stewart, Mabie Todd, Sheaffer, Parker, and More. Please call or text 724-797-7949 _____________________________________________ 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. _____________________________________________ WANTED - vintage and antique toy cap guns, toy guns, holsters and any old western TV memorabilia. Some popular brands are Mattel, Kilgore, Stevens, Nichols, but I am interested in any and all. Collecting these items is my hobby and I would really appreciate a call if you have anything. I will pay cash. Please ask for Jeff at_____________________________________________ 724-782-0721 or 724-713-0289. JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T.Auto Recyclers. 724-3487467. WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps, old Christmas and sterling silver, anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. CANNING JARS WANTED. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. _____________________________________________ WANTED TO BUY. SILVER COINS. 1964 or older. Will pay 20times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _____________________________________________ WANTED - JUNK CARS, TRUCKS, ETC., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-4981622. _____________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 _____________________________________________ WANTS TO PURCHASE MINERALS and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _____________________________________________ WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1-900 (1972-75), KZ900, KZ1000 (1976-1982), Z1R, KZ 1000MK2 (1979,80), W1-650, H1-500 (1969-72), H2-750 (1972-1975), S1-250, S2-350, S3-400, KH250, KH400, SUZUKI-GS400, GT380, HONDA-CB750K (1969-1976), CBX1000 (1979,80) CASH!! 1-800-772-1142 1-310-721-0726 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 Habla Espanol. _____________________________________________

————————————————————————————————————————— 78 ----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------COMPANION – will help you with your loved one. Experienced. 412-653-1195 _____________________________________________ 2 PREMIUM SIDE BY SIDE CRYPTS, Sylvian Heights – Uniontown, Garden Bldg #2, levl 3, valued $27,000 sell $10,500. 724-438-7806. Jewelry Repair Done Right – reasonable. 31 years experience. Why not repair your broken jewelry now? Less expensive than buying new jewelry. Jeweltique, 412-352-2800 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ DONATE A CAR TO A YOUNG CHRISTIAN GIRL with three children (2 are special needs). Please help if you can. Thank you. Call 724-621-0505 _____________________________________________ EASY CASH! - Sell your old baseball cards! Ex-husband, old boyfriend, or adult kids who no longer want or need their old cards? I will buy them from you! Also buying football, basketball and hockey cards! Find an old box of sportscards in the garage or attic? Give me a call today. 412-760-2291. _____________________________________________ LAWNBOY MOWERS - Used Lawnboy mowers. All 2-cycle. Gold & silver. All self propelled. Great Shape. Also wanted to buy used Lawnboys and Honda. Call 724-745-6489. _____________________________________________ KITTENS - Healthy Herbal kittens. FREE to a good home. 8-weeks old. 3 male and 3 female. 5 orange and white, and 1 black and white. 724-929-4189 or 724-929-2486 _____________________________________________ SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed No contract or commitment. We buy your existing contract up to $500! 1-855-652-9304 _____________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-855-498-6323 to start your application today! _____________________________________________ HUGHESNET: Gen4 satellite internet is ultra fast and secure. Plans as low as $39.99 in select areas. Call 1-855-440-4911 now to get a $50 Gift Card! _____________________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1-888-909-9905 18+. _____________________________________________ COMCAST HI-SPEED INTERNET - $29.99/mo (for 12 mos.) No term agreement. Fast Downloads! PLUS Ask About TV (140 Channels) Internet Bundle for $79.99/mo (for 12 mos.) CALL 1844-714-4451, _____________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 866-428-1639 for Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. _____________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-217-3942 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2000 and Newer. Nation’s Top Car Buyer! Free Towing From Anywhere! Call Now: 1-800-864-5960. _____________________________________________ CASH PAID FOR UNEXPIRED, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. HIGHEST PRICES! Call 1888-776-7771. _____________________________________________ DIGITAL HEARING AIDS - Now offering a 45-Day Risk Free Offer! FREE BATTERIES for Life! Call to start your free trial! 888675-5116 _____________________________________________ MAKE A CONNECTION. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: Call 1-877-7379447 18+ _____________________________________________ SWITCH TO DIRECTV. From $50/Month, includes FREE Genie HD/DVR & 3 months HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, STARZ. Get a $50 Gift Card. Call 888-672-1159 _____________________________________________ VIAGRA 52 PILLS + 4 FREE! VIAGRA 100MG/ CIALIS 20mg Free Pills! No hassle, Discreet Shipping. Save Now. $99.00 Call Today 1-800-213-6202 _____________________________________________ DONATE TIMESHARES Cars or Real Estate. Fast and Easy. Tax Deductible. Call Today! 1-800-363-6319 DonateTS.COM _____________________________________________


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------------- NOTICES ---------ESTATE/GARAGE SALE. Dates Saturday, 4/1/2017 & Sunday, 4/2/2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 5001 Meadow Ave, Finleyville, PA _____________________________________________ 9 PIECE DININGROOM SET, misc. furniture, fishing items, tools, trains, remote control planes, household items, framed pictures. _____________________________________________ LARGE INDOOR FLEA MARKET, May 6 from 8 to 2. Messiah Lutheran Church, 4300 Main St. Munhall, 15120. Household items, furniture, toys, & more. 412-469-2882. _____________________________________________ CRAFTERS AND ARTISANS wanted for outdoor craft show on May 20th from noon until 4:00 at Wrights United Methodist Church in Venetia. Raising money for local mission work. $20 per table, please bring your own set up. Contact Tara at 724-2635537 or _____________________________________________ GOOD SHEPHERD INDOOR YARD SALE, Whitehall, 418 Maxwell Dr, Saturday, April 29th, 8am - 2pm. Many household items and so much more to sell!! Eat & Shop- Donuts & Hot Dogs _____________________________________________ LOST – WEDDING RING. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-7602291. _____________________________________________ A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-800-880-1686 _____________________________________________ GOT KNEE PAIN? BACK PAIN? SHOULDER PAIN? Get a painrelieving brace -little or NO cost to you. Medicare Patients Call Health Hotline Now! 1- 800-419-3684 _____________________________________________ HAVE 10K IN DEBT? National Debt Relief is rated A-Plus with the BBB. You could be debt free in 24-48 months. Call 1-888-9984967 now for a free debt evaluation. _____________________________________________ LUNG CANCER? And 60 Years Old? If So, You and Your Family May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 800-897-7205 To_____________________________________________ Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out of Pocket. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-208-6915 to start your application today! _____________________________________________ SPECTRUM TRIPLE PLAY TV, Internet & Voice for $29.99 ea. 60 MB per second speed. No contract or commitment. We buy your existing contract up to $500! 1-800-806-5909 _____________________________________________ STOP OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! SAVE! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy, compare prices and get $25.00 OFF your first prescription! CALL 1-800-2544073 Promo Code CDC201625 _____________________________________________

------------ PETS -------BEAGLE PUP MALE - 7 month. A.K.C. Certificate. Rabbie shot. Runs Rabbit. $400. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ BEAGLE PUPPY MALE, 6 months, started on rabbit, AKC, rabbies & lyme shots, beautiful tri color, $625 firm. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ BEAGLE PUP, MALE - 7 month old, A.K.C. Certificate, Rabbie Shot. Running Rabbit. $250. 724-366-9524. _____________________________________________ BEAGLE PUP, MALE - 7 mos. A.K.C. Certificate. Started. $200. 724-366-9524 _____________________________________________ RUGER SUPER RED HAWK W/SCOPE 3x9 454, 45 colt, $700. Lady’s leather jacket $50 obo. White sewing machine w/book & key, $175 obo. Chains, new, fit 245/75/16 no bigger, $50. Cat afghan crochet new $200. Off white afghan w/black roses, ground edge, $175. 484-866-2278 _____________________________________________ BLUE AND GOLD MACAW, free to good home. 412-384-6379 _____________________________________________ MALTEST PUPPY, AKC registered, 12 weeks. Excellent disposition, health guaranteed. Shots and wormed. 724-941-5117 _____________________________________________ YOUNG CATS – Spayed and Neutered, all shots, litter trained, FeLuk tested, loving cats fostered in homes, adoption fee $40. 724-258-8380 _____________________________________________

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ROTTWEILER PUPPY, female, European Bloodline, Champion bloodlines both parents, family raised, last one of our litter, black and tan, beautiful markings, shots, wormed, vet checked,10 day health warranty, very large Rottweilers, 2500.00. Call 724-3295598. _____________________________________________ KITTENS - Healthy Herbal kittens. FREE to a good home. 8-weeks old. 3 male and 3 female. 5 orange and white, and 1 black and white. 724-929-4189 or 724-929-2486 _____________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of bgoldooks, call Jessie @ 724941-5737. _____________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------MONONGAHELA APT FOR RENT, 1 one bedroom, 2nd floor, secure, locked building. Semi furnished, appliances, free garbage removal, non-coin operated laundry facility. Off-street parking. Close to bus line, and senior citizen discount. 724-931-4767 _____________________________________________ 2BR/1BATH HOUSE for sale located at 220 Otto St, Belle Vernon. $69,900. Cornet lot. Detached garage. New roof. Several renovations. Call/text 724-880-7305. _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom ranch style home in Elizabeth with yard. Located in nice neighborhood. All appliances $850 month water, sewage & garbage included. Call after 5pm 724-518-4667 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK 4 lots $500.00 each, 2 vaults $500.00 each, transfer of deed included. Call 724-747-9030 or 843-215-8909. If no answer, leave message, will return call _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK (Donora), garden of all faiths, lawn crypt, includes lot, vaults, bronze memorial, granite and vase unit (1980 prices). 724-379-6866 _____________________________________________ FOR RENT, SOUTH PARK, 3 BR Duplex, Equipped Kitchen, LR, DR, W/W Carpet. $850. Monthly, Security Deposit & Utilities. No Pets 412-833-5449 _____________________________________________ CEMETERY PLOTS – Three (3) in Monongahela Cemetery. $475 each. 724-239-4874 _____________________________________________ FINGER LAKES WATERFRONT – 6.5 acres - $99,900. Long lake frontage, beautiful private woodlands, Pristine spring fed lake! 15 tracts avail from 2 to 25 acres! Buy now! Prices and int rates will be rising! Call 888-431-7214. NewYorkLandand _____________________________________________ LENDER FORCES SALE! 39 acres - $89,900 WELL BELOW MARKET! Beautiful Catskill Mtn setting. Views, woods, meadows, stonewalls! Approved for your new getaway! Terms avail. Call 888-738-6994 _____________________________________________ LAKEFRONT LAND LIQUIDATION! 6 acres - $99,900 Cortland Co in the Finger Lakes! Unspoiled lake, wooded privacy, great fishing! Ideal country homesite! Call 866-495-8733 _____________________________________________ LAND REPO! 21 acres -$39,900 Overlooks the Mohawk Valley 1/2 hr from Albany! Views, fields, woods, twn rd, utils. Terms. Call 888-738-6994 NOW! _____________________________________________ LENDER ORDERED SALE! 39 acres - $89,900 NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! Delaware County, Catskill Mtn setting! Views, woods, meadow! EZ terms avail! Call 888-431-7214 today! _____________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------GRASS CUTTING - Mon Valley area, call Rich 724-258-5539. Affordable and Reliable. _____________________________________________ LANDSCAPING – Aeration/dethatching/over-seeding. Early Spring cleanup - book early. Grass cutting, French drains and Walls rebuilt. Composite deck cleaning, vinyl railing, and fence cleaning. 412-401-0839 _____________________________________________ GRASS CUTTING AND MULCHING. Call Cory 412-715-6778, honest and reliable. _____________________________________________ WINDOW CLEANING / GUTTER CLEANING - residual and commercial, fully insured and free estimates - 412-461-6268 home, 412-606-1697 cell. _____________________________________________

HANDYMAN, DRYWALL FINISHING, residential, servicing South Hills & Mon Valley areas, free 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. 937844-3812 _____________________________________________ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – hardworking and reliable – Paulco Services – 412-403-1309 or 412-381-5242 _____________________________________________ MON VALLEY AREA. Will care for your elderly loved one in their home. 724-231-7131. HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS PHOTO MONTAGE CREATIONS 8mm, Super 8mm, and16mm Projector movies, transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. New equipment for 2016. No projector flicker - reasonable rates. VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, and 8mm tapes transferred to DVD. Photos/slides scanned to montage DVD of special events. One of a kind gifts. 724-258-5336 Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand Facebook: debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/ HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Jen's Cozy Cottage. FREE ESTIMATE. Call 352-682-5214 or 724-503-2319. _____________________________________________ TED CONSTRUCTION – Retailing walls, concrete steps and sidewalks, masonry repair, driveway sealing, painting and all other home repairs. 724-518-5947 _____________________________________________ ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. – Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-419-6156 _____________________________________________ J&L CLEANING SERVICES – Selling your home? Buying a home? No job too big or small. Residential or Commercial. Very competitive pricing. South Hills-based. Call for a FREE quote today! 724-747-0793 _____________________________________________ CARPET REPAIRS. Restretches, Patches, Installation. Small job in Rental Specialist. 25 years experience. Leave Message 412651-8503 _____________________________________________ SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE FREE. Stan Olszewski, helping older adults since 2007 with placement in assisted living, personal care, independent living and memory/Alzheimers’ care facilities. Call Stan at Senior Lifestyles Connections, 724-7877030 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week), email stan@seniorhelpfree. com 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. _____________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. _____________________________________________\ READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

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