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Read us online at Peters Creek Historical Society Plans Anniversary Celebration Page 16

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Joey D's Cafe Offers Great Meals Close to Home Page 37

10th Annual Bassi Event Scheduled for June 1 The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (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 (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. Event sponsor is Highway Appliance and Hole in One sponsor is cfsbank. Activities included in the $125 golfer fee include continental breakfast, sandwich at the turn, and dinner. There will be chances to win $10,000 cash for a hole in one, a money wall that paid out $1,000 at last year’s outing, and a hockey stick putting contest. There are also several auxiliary prizes for alternate hole-in-one shots. Crystal trophies are awarded to the best team, and there are a total of six skill prizes given. “Melvin Bassi was not an avid golfer,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director, continuing, “However, he would love the comradery and community support for education displayed at this outing every year.” 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. Please call the Chamber at 724-483-3507 or visit the website www.mvrchamber.org for a copy of the full brochure.

Ken Wiltz, Charleroi School District, and Jerry Zahand Sr., Highway Appliance, take a break at the 2016 Bassi Tournament.


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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CAR CRUISE - American Legion Post 701 in White Oak. Every Monday night all summer! Shows starts at 6 p.m. till dusk. $1 admission money goes to Veterans Fund. Good food and reasonable Drinks plus 50/50 drawing and prizes. Music by The Emperor Hugh “Babe” and The Wax Brothers (Matt And Jeff) O’Donnell.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS - 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting at Ciccanti Italian Ristorante, Jefferson Hills, PA with a Scholarship presentation to Jefferson HS Senior. No summer meetings, they will resume on September 6, 2017, at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information call, 412384-3318 or 412-655-4224.

MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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.

MAY 3, 17, 31 COUNTRY DANCE – At Hazelkirk American Legion - 7 to 10 – $5 cover. Music by the Classic Country Band. Great country music, come dance or just socialize and listen, we’ll all have a great time. INFO: 724258-4815. Ask for Vince.

MAY 5, 6, 7 SPRING CONCERT “NO PLACE LIKE HOME” – Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. Elizabeth Forward High School. The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus will present songs about home. The place we all love to return to, to relax and be with loved ones. Ticket prices at the door are $10 for Adults and $8 for Seniors & Students. A discount of $2 is available on each ticket purchased in advance. call 412-751-0526 beforehand to

purchase a ticket at the reduced price. Or bring this ad, with a canned good for the Food Pantry, to the concert for the discount. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mantle House of West Newton.

MAY 5 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE Hermanie Slovenian Lodge #87 from 710:30 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. THROUGH THE YEARS CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. West Newton Community Singers, West Newton Presbyterian Church in West Newton. Tickets are available from any member or from Dee Taylor State Farm Insurance Agency in West Newton. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door, adults: $7 and students: $3. For more information call 724-872-6093. FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more information. DINNER AT THE LEGION – 4-8 p.m. American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner. Along with our regular menu the special will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls. CRAFT / VENDOR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, 442 Rehoboth Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Fundraiser with bake sale and Chinese auction. For more info or questions contact: Jannine Blacka @ 724-929-4922 or Colleen Ress @ 724-326-4170.

MCMURRAY ART LEAGUE ANNUAL JURIED SPRING SHOW - Peter’s Township Library, May 5 - 15. The hours are the same as the library’s hours. The library is located at 616 E. McMurray Road. Join us for the opening reception on Sunday, May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

MAY 5, 12, 19 AND 26 FRIDAY GROCERY BINGO - Bunola Volunteer Fire Dept., 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Kitchen open. More info: call 724-469-2382.

MAY 6 WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – 8 p.m. with pre-concert at 7:25 p.m. Trinity High School in Washington. Tickets for “Irish Eyes” start at $17 and can be purchased online at washsym.org, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS, or at the following locations: Citizens Library, the Peters Township Public Library, and the WSO Office at 11 South College Street in Washington (WSO Office by appointment only). For further information, visit www.washsym.org or connect with the WSO on Facebook. INDOOR FLEA MARKET, SOUP, FOOD AND BAKE SALE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elizabeth Baptist Church, Elizabeth, PA. A huge variety of items will be for sale including electrical supplies, tools, electronics, furniture items, decor, jewelry, kitchen, domestics, etc. Bake sale. Stuffed cabbage, haluski, and kielbasa, as well as American fare and homemade soups. Eat in or take out. Outdoor table space will be available for a cost of $10 (bring your own table). Any inquiries may be made at the church office at 412-384-6464.


May 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— CLOTHING/JEWELRY SALE – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of California, 303 Wood Street, California, PA. Beautiful gently used clothing for women, men, children. Shoes, Jewelry, purses, all like new. Come help us celebrate our 120th Anniversary. Music, refreshment and tours of the historic church. LULAROE FUNDRAISER – 2-4 p.m. benefits VFW Post 7632, its Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 553, Oxford Avenue, Elizabeth. Refreshments and snacks will be served. For information contact: Kim Olcott, 412-384-2711. FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four. For information or to make space reservations contact Naomi Schmigel at 412-335-4915. Proceeds from the event to benefit Food & Friends. KNIGHT AT THE RACES - Knights of Columbus, Duquesne / West Mifflin Council #4210, is sponsoring “Knight at the Races” at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. Admission is $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Includes pasta dinner, hor d’oeuvres, snacks & beer, soda, BYOB setups. Gates open at 6 p.m. post time 7 p.m. Beginners, experienced, or horse owners, all are welcome! For more info: contact DJ Palcsey @ 412-672-6222 or bingonut4210@aol.com. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY Meet at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8) at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact info@montourtrail.org for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities. SPRING SOIREE AT THE RIPEPI WINERY - 3-6 p.m. Benefit for Monongahela’s 250th anniversary in 2019. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and the acoustic sound of the “Regular Joes,” hosted by MAHS’s 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Tickets: $50 each, advance sales only, may be purchased at CJ’s Furniture, Monongahela or on the website: www.monongahelahomecoming2019.com. The Facebook page is MonCity250 - where the event details are listed.

MAY 6-7 CAKE DONUT SALE – St. Damien Parish of Monongahela will be making delicious cake donuts for sale. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday: 8:30-12 p.m. $8 per dozen. Questions? Call Carol 412-6005344.

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MAY 7 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET - 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Company, 171 Lincoln St. Cokeburg. French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, milk, juice and more! Donation: Adults: $8, Kids under 12: $5. Kids age 4 and under eat free. STEPPIN’ OUT SUNDAY PROM DANCE - 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 Sr 51. DJ Mark Peters will be giving a waltz and slow dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. Come and join us for swing, cha-cha, waltz, slow and line dancing to your favorite tunes with some surprises thrown in!. Prom dress-up optional. All ages and dance levels welcome. Free parking, kitchen and bar available. Call Denise for info at 512-519-355 or find us on Facebook at Steppin’ Out Sunday.

MAY 8 PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB – 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The speaker for May will be Mr. Tim Schumann, Peters Creek Watershed Association, on “Conservation in the Peters Creek Watershed.” Non-members are invited.

MAY 9 CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. The First United Methodist Church, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry can do so by calling 724-929-4696 to make arrangements. We’re always looking for children’s clothing (all ages and sizes). SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library located at 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 Trail are encouraged to attend. SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 PM at the Bethel Presbyterian Church. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be Fugio cents. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MAY 10 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264.

MAY 11 ROSTRAVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Tour and presentation at the Old Concord School. The program will show the school life of a student at an elementary school in the 19th century. The meeting will be held at The Old Concord School Municipal Drive, Rostraver. This is the road to the Rostraver Municipal Complex and Cedar Creek Park. Members and Non Members welcome. WASHINGTON COIN CLUB - 7:30 p.m. at Washington County Courthouse, Room 103 Washington, Pa. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and

prizes will be awarded for kids. For additional information call 724-984-6611.

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DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5-7 p.m. Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA 15102. (We are located between Drake Road and Sunset Dr.) Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too. We will be serving delicious spaghetti, mouth-watering 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. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December.

OLDIES DANCE – New Breed, Hermanie Slovenian Lodge #87 from 710:30 p.m. For more information, call Tom at 724-503-3031.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. James Chapel/Stone Church, Stone Church Road, Finleyville, PA. James Chapel Cemetery Assn. will be holding a pancake breakfast; cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Contact 724-3487454 or 412-384-4105 for tickets.

MAY 12

CHICKEN ‘N’ BISCUIT DINNER - 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner to include chicken ‘n’ biscuits, mashed potatoes, veggies, desserts, drinks. $10 for adults, $5 kids 6 to 12, 5 and under are free. Jefferson United

DINNER AT THE LEGION – 4-8 p.m. American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner. Along with our regu-

MAY 13 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER - 3-6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. Adults: $9 each – Children under 10: $6 each. Dinner also includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage. NEW BREED - Hermanie SNPJ, 7:00 10:30 pm. Come out and have a good time! For info call Tom at 724-503-3031.

PET ADOPTION DAY – 10 a.m. – noon. North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. If you cannot adopt a pet you can still help in the following ways: drop off treats, drop off food, drop off a donation for the shelters, and just spend some time with our love starved animal friends. Directions- Exit # 42 off of Interstate 70 only 1/2 hour from South Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, and Washington. More info: contact RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749. ‘HATS OFF TO MOM’ MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON - 11a.m. – 2 p.m. The


May 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— Georgetown Centre, 526 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA. Sisters Place presents the 10th Annual Hats Off to Mom Mother’s Day Luncheon. Ticket includes your lunch. Opportunities to purchase tickets for basket raffle and 50/50 raffles + shop at the jewelry sale and more. Wear your best hat for a chance to win a $50 Giant Eagle gift card! RSVP in advance. Seats are available for $30 each / tables of 10 for $300. Honorary and memorial tribute listings for the event program and website can be made for $10 each. Sponsorship opportunities starting at $100 are available. Contact 412-233-3903 or events@sistersplace.org with any questions. TREEHAVEN GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. South Park Shops Bethel Park. Club members will be selling perennials grown from their own gardens, hanging baskets and unique floral gift baskets. The sale is a great place to find a special Mother’s Day gift. For more information, contact Jan Kleiser at jankleiser@verizon.net or visit www.facebook.com/TreehavenGardenClub. ANTIQUES APPRAISAL – Monongahela Area Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items will be appraised by Anthony Luppino and Phong T. Bui of the Luppino Brothers Antiques and Estate Jewelry of Mt. Lebanon. Open appraisals will be held beginning at 10 a.m. for a nominal fee of $5. A private appraisal may be scheduled after 3 p.m. for a $10 fee. For more information, call Emma at 724-258-6297. ST. SEBASTIAN CRAFT EXPO – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beautifully designed crafts and many vendors, Great Mother’s Day Gifts! Free admission. St Sebastian Church rear, Belle Vernon. 724-929-9300.

MAY 13 & 27 OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. The White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak, will sponsor two oldies dances. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s. For more information call 724-984-6611.

MAY 16 ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – 12-7 p.m. (while supplies last), Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Finleyville, PA. Dinner includes spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, bread, drink & dessert. Adults/$8, children under 12/$6. Takeout available. Containers provided. Call 724348-5278 for more info. Mingo Church is located 2 miles south of Finleyville, intersection of Rt. 88 and Mingo Church Rd.

ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON - 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Holy Ghost Church, Charleroi. 724-489-0500. Soups: wedding or chicken rice vegetable. Sandwiches: meatball hoagie or shredded beef. Sides: lima beans and ham hocks, green beans with potato and ham, fruit salad, halupki. Frozen pirohi available: potato/cheese, cabbage, lekvar, or cottage cheese. Eat in or take out. For advance cabbage roll orders, call 724-258-5720 or 724825-6448. ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. First Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton. Soup, salads, sandwiches, beverages, desserts. Our church is handicapped-accessible. ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – 12-7 p.m. Holy Rosary Church, Muse. Enjoy a delicious dinner of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, dessert, bread & butter and beverage. Takeout will be available by calling 724-745-6211. Cost is $9 for a large portion and $7 for a small portion. There also will be raffle baskets and a 50-50 raffle.

MAY 18 MONESSEN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB - 7 p.m. Mon Valley Ambulance Service Donner Avenue Monessen. Everyone is welcome. Meets every third Thursday. TUNCH ILKIN, FAITH, FOOD, AND FOOTBALL – Men’s night at Journey by Grace Church, 4803 Rt. 51 North, Belle Vernon. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food, 7 p.m. for worship, and 7:30 p.m. for Tunch. 724-823-0070. THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. The speaker is Jack Puglisi who will talk about Benjamin Franklin. The cost for the lunch is $7 payable at the door and the lunch is held at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000.

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MAY 19 DINNER AT THE LEGION – 4-8 p.m. American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner. Along with our regular menu Stuffed Green Peppers, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls will be our special.

MAY 20 GHOSTLY TALES AT HIGH NOON Meets at 11:30 a.m. at historic Chess Park, Monongahela. Cost $15 per person. Celebrate spring with us with a walking tour of Victorian Monongahela based on true ghostly tales. Tour combines history and architecture with frightful tales of the supernatural. Sponsored by the Monongahela Area Historical Society Prepaid reservations required: Call 724-258-6432 or www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.com. FLEA MARKET - Indoors, rain or shine. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jefferson United Presbyterian Church. 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA. 412-653-4797. PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Borough Building in the Community Room. For more information about the PHGC and their plant sale, visit their website at www.plsthillspagardnclub.com

SPRING BLING AND MORE BASH – Hosted by South Baldwin Vol. Fire Co. Featuring not only cash and designer purses, but also jewelry and home products by Dyson, KitchenAid, Martha Stewart to name a few. We have over 30 fabulous items for side raffles, our Chinese auction is one of the best anywhere! We only sell 333 tickets and each ticket has 3 three-digit numbers which greatly enhances your chances of winning a ticket item. A buffet dinner is included in the price of only $30 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased by emailing blingbash@sbvfc.com.

MAY 20- 21 VILLAGE OF VENETIA HERITAGE DAYS – Craft show 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tours of the house and log cabin, a quilt display, 19th Century children’s games, a story teller, roving musicians and re-enactors. Hotdogs and beverages will be sold as the fare of the day. Wright House open 12-5 p.m. both days. Held in conjunction with Peters Creek Historical Society, Venetia Heritage Society in the Venetia School and Wrights United Methodist Church on Venetia Road. More Event Listings on page 8


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PLACES to GO THINGS to SEE STUFF to DO MAY 20 - 21 FRONTIER MILITIA ENCAMPMENT - On the grounds at Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park. Saturday, May 20, from Saturday, 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday,1:304:30 p.m. All are welcome. HERITAGE DAYS AT THE BRADFORD HOUSE – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the National Road Festival, 175 South Main St, Washington. Free admission! Living history demonstrations and activities – 18th century fun for all ages. The Museum will be open for self-guided tours with docents in period attire available to answer your questions. Activities and demonstrations of 18th century living. For more information: www.bradfordhouse.org or 724-222-3604.

MAY 21 BASKET BASH – doors open at 12 p.m. Turkeytown Fire Hall. Benefits the West Newton Public Library. Drawings run from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets to the event are $5 IN ADVANCE or $8 at the door and include one complimentary strip of general raffle

tickets, a lite lunch, desserts, snacks and drinks. The event will feature over 100 gifts and baskets plus other games of chance. Tickets are on sale at the West Newton Library, Gary’s Chuck Wagon, and from any library member. For more information, call 724-633-0798. BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family social hall, 2nd St., West Newton at 12:30 p.m. with the start of early birds. This is an all paper BINGO and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot (over $200), door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai (over $350) and a delicious luncheon. Come on out and have some fun. SPAGHTTI DINNER – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bentleyville VFD Social Hall. Includes pasta, salad, bread & butter, dessert, and beverage. Adults $10, Children 12 and under $6. Tickets on sale at the Bentleyville Public Library. Proceeds benefit Bentworth Community Center Building Project. For more information: 724-239-5122.

MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting will be Buffalo Nickels. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered and prizes will be awarded for kids. For additional information call 724-984-6611. PASTA DINNER – 2-6 p.m. Bunola Volunteer Fire Department, Eat in or Take out. Children under 3 free. Dinners include choice of pasta (spaghetti/rigatoni/ziti), meatballs, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Child’s dinner $5, adults $8. To order: 724884-6367, 724-647-7928, 412-384-9940.

MAY 23 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CAR SHOW – 5:30 p.m. – dusk, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grant Avenue Ext., West Mifflin. First 50 cars will receive goodie bags! We will be selling a variety of foods. Medals and prizes will be awarded to first three category winners, including Best of Month. FEE: Car Show entry is only $5 donation per vehicle, we have giveaways – Raffles — 50 / 50 raffle — games of chance. Spectators free! For information, call: 412414-4919. CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry can do so by calling the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements. We’re always looking for children’s clothing (all ages and sizes).

MAY 24 SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264 or 724-716-5718.

MAY 25 MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. Free and open to the public. Presentation follows brief business meeting. Mr. Jimmy Braum, member of the Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club, which operates an exhibit space in the New

Eagle Borough Building, will be presenting on “The High and Dry, A History of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway.”

MAY 26 PREMIER JEWELRY FUNDRAISER 7 p.m. First Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton. Come and socialize, see beautiful jewelry and enjoy a delightful dessert. Call Kathy Joseph, 724-835-6047, for additional information. DINNER AT THE LEGION – 4-8 p.m. American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner. Shrimp Scampi over angel hair pasta, salad and rolls. Our regular menu will also be available.

MAY 27 CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. South Baldwin Social Hall, 5311 McAnulty Rd. Pittsburgh, PA. 15236. Raising awareness for Autism. Benefits Autism Connection of Pennsylvania. Come shop local area crafters and vendors like Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, Avon, LuLaRoe, Lipsense and many more. Bring the kids too! MONONGAHELA POOCH PARADE – 11 a.m. Sponsored by MARC, This annual event will originate at the Monongahela Aquatorium with a registration of our canine friends at 10 a.m. All pets must be on a leash, licensed, and have current immunizations. $5 registration fee for each entry. For more information on the Pooch Parade, call Corrina at 724-258-6524.

MAY 28 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES IN FINLEYVILLE - Show your support for our men and women who faithfully served our country! All times are approximate at the following locations: Stone Church Cemetery, 1 p.m.; Saint Francis of Assisi, 1:15 p.m.; Mingo Creek Cemetery, 1:30 p.m.; Finleyville Cemetery, 1:45 p.m.; Finleyville Community Center, 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately following the Community Center ceremony at the American Legion Post 613 MorrisonRitchie. SUNDAY CASH BINGO - Bunola Volunteer Fire Dept., 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA. Doors open at 1 p.m. Games start at 2 p.m. Kitchen will be open. More info: call 724-469-2382.


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Murphy Named Federal Official of the Year by Life Sciences Pennsylvania On April 5, 2017, Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) accepted the Federal Official of the Year Award from Life Sciences Pennsylvania, the state's biosciences industry trade association. The annual award is presented to a public official from the Commonwealth who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on behalf of the bioscience industry. “Congressman Murphy has utilized his considerable experience and knowledge of the Life Science Pennsylvania President mental health field to sponsor the Helping & CEO Christopher P. Molineaux Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. This bill presents Murphy with the Federal Official of the Year Award. was adopted by Congress last December as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. It will have a positive impact on many aspects of our nation’s approach to mental health and its many facets,” said Christopher P. Molineaux, President & CEO of Life Sciences Pennsylvania. “It is a true honor to receive this distinguished award from Life Sciences Pennsylvania. We need new tools to impact patients’ lives and the families who love and care for them. By bringing research, treatments and cures into the 21st century, we are finally breaking down the wall between physical health and mental health. As we move forward in this new session of Congress, I remain committed working to end the stigma surrounding mental health illness and will never stop advancing reforms to deliver treatment before tragedy,” said Congressman Murphy. Life Sciences Pennsylvania (formerly Pennsylvania Bio) was founded in 1989 by two Penn State researchers. Today it’s grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania. Learn more here.

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Extends Thanks for Successful Annual Easter Egg Hunt The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the following for their contributions to the annual Easter egg hunt, held on Saturday, April 8, 2017. • City of Monongahela • Dr. Randall Rodriguez • Attorney James Haines, Jr. • Ladies of the G.A.R. • Merico Lignelli • Bobbi Jo Duda • Community Eye Associates • Monongahela Woman’s Club • Mon Valley Accounting and Tax Services, Inc. • e-merge, Inc. • Mon Valley Federal Credit Union • Eat-N-Park • DJ Jammin Jodi • Monongahela Area Library

Dear Editor: First and foremost, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of South Park Township for the past 23 years as a township supervisor. During that time period, I have had the opportunity to be part of many notable things that have happened in our community. One of the most important things has been hiring a number of great employees through a merit hiring system. The Township’s diverse perspective for our residents is Walt Sackinsky shown by hiring Karen Fosbaugh as township manager approximately 10 years ago. She brings to the forefront many ideas, and addresses concerns to positively impact our community. Through the efforts of the township manager, building inspector and the board of supervisors, efforts are continually being put forth to work with developers. The end product of these efforts in my 23 years of service is that 20+ additional business now call South Park Township home. During that same time period, 790 homes have been constructed, which includes a planned residential development and a condominium complex, in addition to the conversion of the historic former Library School into apartments, and there are currently three major developments in the planning phase. South Park Township has been very progressive in the electronic media age. A township website (www.southparktwp.com), library website (www.southparklibrary.com), and police department facebook page (southparkpolicedepartment) were established, which allow our residents to access information related to township events, community programming, general information, etc. The Township also sent out the first edition of the e-newsletter in April, which provides residents with up-to-date communications related to their community. South Park Township has consistently worked with South Park School District on numerous projects that are mutually beneficial to the community. The Township baseball/softball fields used by the high school teams and the use of the School District gymnasium for the Township’s summer recreation program are examples of shared resources. South Park Township received grant funding from Comcast and Verizon, which will be donated to the School District and used to assist in purchasing a portion of the equipment needed for a television station. In a recent survey of our residents, 60% of those who responded said they had lived in South Park Township for over 20 years. This is a testament to the great things our community has to offer! I have been a resident of South Park Township for 46 years, married to my wife Jayne for 48 years, have two children (Brian and Brenda) and 8 grandchildren. I respectfully hope that you, our residents, are satisfied with these accomplishments and vote for me (The endorsed Democratic candidate) for Township Supervisor on May 16th. I can be reached at sackwj@comcast.net or 412-8331933. Sincerely, Walt Sackinsky

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Family, Community Show Pride as Former West Mifflin VFW Post 914 Life Member Inducted Into Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor By Michael P. Mauer Over the skies of Europe fighting against fascism, a young American airman sat cramped between two deafening .50 caliber machine guns. Sending streams of lead toward a swarming array of high-speed Messerschmitts, FockeWulfs and Heinkels, he knew his bomber – Chug-A-Lug Lulu – would need to be flown straight and level to have any chance of dropping its heavy bomb load on target. He also understood that a good bombing run would give the enemy an easy target - him. And he bravely went through more than a dozen of these missions and proved himself a hero. Former West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Life Member Joseph J. Walters has been inducted into the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh. A winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber during World War II, Walters – along with 12 other local heroes - was enshrined during a ceremony March 26. “We are very excited to be honoring Joe in this way,” said Janet Rakas, Walters’ daughter and one of 15 family members who gathered in Pittsburgh for the ceremony. “It makes us all feel very proud to have such a great person in our family.”

Former West Mifflin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 Life Member Joseph J. Walters was inducted into the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh on March 26. Pictured from left to right around his induction plaque are three of Walters’ children: Jill Lester, Jeff Walters and Jan Rakas.

Members of VFW Post 914 were also present for the event. "As a group of combat veterans, we've all done something that sets us apart," said Gary Ruston, a Navy veteran and quartermaster of VFW Post 914 West Mifflin. "But Tech. Sgt. Walters' bravery during World War II that is recognized here today is truly a great accomplishment. We're all privileged to have known him and I'm proud to be at the ceremony honoring him." Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, the DFC is one of the top valor medals conferred by the United States.

Walters received his decoration for actions during 15 bombing missions where he shot down enemy fighter aircraft and warded off attacks by several others. In all, he was personally credited with destroying three hostile fighter planes. “Sergeant Walters displayed courage and presence of mind when he encountered experiences involving great personal danger and vital decisions under hazardous conditions,” reads Walters’ DFC citation. “The courage, coolness and skill displayed by Sergeant Walters on all these occasions reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.” Walters other awards and decorations include four awards of the Air Medal, a Purple Heart Medal, the EuropeanAfrican Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Word War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal. All of his valor and combat medals were awarded during a six month span in 1943. Not all of Walters’ valor was displayed during air combat. Following a mission over Schweinfurt, Germany in August 1943, Walters’ bomber was shot down and he was forced to parachute over enemy controlled territory. Leaping from the crippled aircraft into a strong slipstream with his parachute barely harnessed, Walters lost consciousness as he drifted down into occupied

Belgium. When he came to, he found he had landed in an apple tree. With the help of Allied resistance forces, he was able to make his way safely back to England, and then the United States. Following the World War II, he built a business and raised a family in West Mifflin. He lived there until he died in September 2016 at the age of 103. According to West Mifflin Mayor Chris Kelly, the borough is happy to have had the honor of being Walters' home for many decades. “He had a long life at 103 years, and lived most of it in peace and comfort,” said Kelly. “Because of the brave actions and sacrifices made by Tech. Sgt. Walters and the men and women of the armed forces, we all have been able to live in freedom.” The induction ceremony at Soldiers and Sailors was followed by a dinner reception in the Grand Ballroom. Walters is not the first from the West Mifflin veterans’ organization to be sponsored for induction into the Hall of Valor. In 2011, VFW Post 914 nominated Vincent Hoover, who was awarded a Silver Star for his actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. For more information about VFW Post 914, visit its website at http://traa.weebly.com/vfw-post914.html, its Facebook page, or contact Commander Jake Bradich at 412-4649838.

Mark Twain’s Tales Reflect on Boats Built Along Mon River Presentation to be held June 9 in Elizabeth

Storyteller Charles Kiernan will portray a performance of Mark Twain at the Grand Theatre in Elizabeth at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9.

Mark Twain’s tales will come alive as the history of the steam boats built along the Monongahela River are highlighted in a one-man show presented by the Elizabeth Township and Monongahela historical societies at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the The Grand Theatre in Elizabeth. Artifacts and photos of the major boat yards will be displayed for Charles Kiernan’s portrayal of the American raconteur, Samuel Clemens, who chose the nautical term “Mark Twain” to write of his experiences as a hand and eventually riverboat captain along the Mississippi River. The storyteller, who created the characters Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, probably was familiar with many of boats constructed along the Monongahela River in Elizabeth, Monongahela and Brownsville. Broilers were often added in Pittsburgh for their journeys down the Ohio, to the Mississippi and beyond. Tickets at $15 are available by calling 724-258-3824 or 412-751-5389 or visiting www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.com

This picture, from the collection of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society, shows the Steamer W.W. O'Neil on the top yard at the Elizabeth Marine Ways, with her wheel off. The picture was taken circa 1900, based upon the history of the early boats at the Marine Ways.


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Peters Creek Historical Society Hosts Matthew Campbell as Guest Speaker for May Mr. Matthew Campbell of Washington, PA is the guest speaker for the May 22nd meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society. His subject is the Carnegie Hero Fund, a private, non-profit commission whose focus is to honor and to award the Carnegie Medal to those individuals in the United States and Canada who risked their lives to an extraordinary degree to save others. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, established in Pittsburgh and founded in 1904, was funded by a five million dollar trust fund from Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist. The first recipients of the Carnegie Medal were Selwyn M. Taylor and Daniel Lyle, who died in the Harwick Mine Disaster outside Pittsburgh on January 24, 1904. The mine disaster claimed 181 lives, including Taylor and Lyle, who attempted to save the lives of other fellow miners. Carnegie was touched by the two men’s heroic sacrifice and commissioned medals to be minted in their honor for the families. Within a two month period, Carnegie wrote the Hero Fund’s governing “Deed of Trust” adopted by the newly established Hero Fund Commission on April 15, 1904. Hear more about the medal and its honored recipients. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA.

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Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park Reopens for 2017 Season on May 7th The Oliver Miller Homestead Whiskey Rebellion Site (1792), located on Stone Manse Dr in South Park, begins its season Sunday, May 7. Guides in 18th century dress provide information, discuss history of the site, and demonstrate pioneer crafts. The historic site, settled in 1772, includes the original stone house and spring house, a reconstructed log house, blacksmith's forge, barn, demonstration shed and various gardens. Admission is $1. Hours of operation: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Also, a frontier militia encampment will be on the grounds Saturday, May 20, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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Charleroi Area Historical Society Presents ‘All Things Isaly’s’ Program on May 15th Everyone is invited to the Charleroi Area Historical Society's May 15 program meeting. Walk down Memory Lane and hear about all things Isaly's with Jay Ramsey as our tour guide. His father managed the Charleroi store until it closed. It will be an evening filled with nostalgia as we recall memories about this iconic gathering place. What's your favorite memory? Your first Sky Scraper ice cream cone or Klondike bar or BBQ sandwich made with "chipped ham"? Come and hear familiar and little know facts about what made Isaly's the place to go for ice cream, salads, dill pickles and so much more. A slide presentation wonderfully compliments the stories that not only Ramsey will share, but also the ones that members of the audience will add to the conversation. And since light refreshments are always served at these meetings, you won't want to miss the opportunity to have a Sky Scraper ice cream cone (for a small donation)! Other snacks and beverages will also provided for attendees. So, get the word out! Invite your friends to come with you. Reservations are not needed, but calling to let us know who's coming would be greatly appreciated. Call 724-483- 4961 (the Society headquarters and the historic Gaoziou Print Shop). The Society also wants you to know who June 19’s guest speaker will be: Carly McCoy, the Director of Sales and Marketing of the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation. Rivers of Steel conserves, interprets and develops historical, cultural and recreational resources throughout western Pennsylvania, including the eight counties that comprise the Rivers of Steel National area, which includes Washington County. The CAHS, Inc. meets in Riverside Place in the SPHS Center, Chamber Plaza, Charleroi (across the RR tracks) Look for signs at 5th & McKean Avenues and in the plaza. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call the above number or Ken Thompson, Program Coordinator at 724-9251742.

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MAY NEWS FROM MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY May 25 is the Monongahela Area Historical Society membership meeting and presentation at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation follows a brief business meeting. Mr. Jimmy Braum, member of the Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club, which operates an exhibit space in the New Eagle Borough Building, will be presenting on “The High and Dry: A History of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway.” Also, we have two exciting new events in May: 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: www.monongahelahomecoming2019.com. The Facebook page is MonCity250 - where the event details are listed. On, May 20, a Ghostly Tales at High Noon walking tour of Victorian Monongahela will take place, based on true ghostly tales. We’ll meet at 11:30 a.m. at historic Chess Park, West Main Street, Monongahela. Cost is $15 per person. Prepaid reservations required. Call 724-258-6432 or visit www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.com. PayPal and major credit cards accepted.

Catholic Women's College Club Names Scholarship Recipient at April Meeting The Catholic Women's College Club announced, during their April meeting, that Caitlyn Frolo is the 2017 scholarship recipient. Caitlyn attends Monessen High School and has an avid interest in broadcasting and journalism. She will be attending Penn State in the fall. Pictured, accepting the scholarship on her behalf, are her mother, Tiffany (right), and her grandmother, Alice (left).

Divorce Workshop for Women Slated for June 3rd in Mt. Lebanon A divorce workshop for women is being held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. This 4-hour information-packed workshop is being taught by a family law attorney, a certified divorce financial analyst, and a therapist to address the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce. The workshop is an excellent supplement to professional advice and will help women to achieve optimum results while saving time and money. Individuals will gain important knowledge and resources that will inform, prepare and protect them as they gain a greater understanding of the divorce process. Cost to attend is $35 (materials fee) and pre-registration is necessary by Wednesday, May 31 to Donna at 724493-9695.

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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND SMOG MUSEUM Smog Museum Visits Along with their science teacher, students from Jefferson Morgan High School from Jefferson in Greene County visited the Smog Museum in February to reinforce their coursework on the 1948 Smog. A tour of the museum and industrial park followed. Then in March, two vanloads of environmental engineering students from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania visited the Smog Museum to learn more about the 1948 Smog event that helps shape their area of concentration. Along with their professor, the students toured the Smog Museum, received a presentation on the 1948 Smog, and then toured the industrial park to see the remaining buildings once used by the U.S. Steel mill. We are in the planning stages of organizing visits with professional groups that are expected sometime this year.

High School Football Game Films Among the many items that the Donora Historical Society has in its collection are over 90 reels of game film of football teams from all over the Mon Valley from 1963 to 19’70. There are even a few basketball games from the 1966, 1968, 1969, 1978 and 1979. They are original 16mm films that are still in the process of being converted to DVD, but after launching this project over a year ago, many games have already been converted. Some games even 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. Some teams have multi-

ple games per season. If you have any interest or have questions on exactly which games we have, please consult the Historical Society by voice mail or email listed below, or see the full list of games on the website under the “Game Films” tab. Due to the excitement generated from this project, our first “Game Film Get Together” is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Croatian Club in Donora. The time has yet to be decided, but will probably take place sometime in the afternoon. 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.

Dragon T-Shirt Sale We are having a sale on our “Dragons through the Years” design T-shirts for $5. The T-shirts feature four different dragon logos in twocolor ink: orange and black (of course). The T-shirts are available on Saturdays at the Smog Museum or during the week at the Donora Public Library. Sizes are becoming limited.

Additional Info If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the society, museum, meetings or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by appointment (with at least 72 hours’ notice), email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com , call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

The Bethel Art Guild Starts Summer Break Could it be that time already? It sure is! Regular meetings are over for the Bethel Art Guild until Thursday September 7, 2017. Keep painting throughout your summer and we will see you in September.


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Nancy Ellis Announces Run for Mayor of Charleroi Nancy J. Ellis is running for mayor of Charleroi. She previously served a 4-year term as mayor from January 2010 to January 2014 and also served a 4-year term on Charleroi Borough Council as the Council vice president. While serving as mayor, Ellis was one of the Charleroi officials who worked along with officials of Speers and North Charleroi Boroughs and consultants and officials of the State Department of Economic and Community Development and the Washington County Redevelopment Authority and California University of PA internship program to transform the Charleroi Police Department into the Charleroi Regional Police Department. The formation of the Regional Police Department enabled the communities to continue to provide full-time police protection to the residents. Because the communities regionalized, they were provided the opportunity to receive many grants that would not have been available had they not regionalized. In August, Ellis was part of a committee that organized a police appreciation day for the Charleroi regional area. The Committee was named “Team Rex” in honor of Charleroi’s K-9 Officer Rex, and all proceeds, which totaled approximately $3,800, were donated to the K-9 fund. Ellis implemented the junior mayor program for the Borough, which provided senior students of Charleroi area the opportunity to be involved in the workings of the mayor’s office and the borough operations. Ellis also participated in the American Legion Student Government Day Program. Another program she initiated was bringing a low cost spay-neuter cat clinic to the Borough. The clinic was operated in conjunction with the Fluffy Jean Fund and Animal Friends of Pittsburgh. Ellis served as a member of the Charleroi Area Veterans Council parade committee. She also organized the Hometown Heroes banner committee, which has provided family members an opportunity to have their veterans’ pictures and information displayed on a telephone in the town. She has worked for various capacities for the state of PA, including the Departments of Corrections, Revenue, Transportation, and the Auditor General. Ellis also worked as a graduate assistant at California University of PA and as a legislative intern and assistant. Ellis graduated from Charleroi High School and later attended and graduated from California University of PA, majoring in urban affairs. She later returned to pursue additional credits towards a Master’s Degree in geography and regional planning. She also holds a legal assistant certification from Robert Morris University and attended Duquesne University’s paralegal institute for additional credits in employment law.

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MAY NEWS FROM THE SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY April Meeting On Tuesday, April 18, the Society’s program was “US Brig Niagara” with speaker Edd Hale. He gave a detailed history from when it was built in 1813 to where it is today. It was an outstanding presentation which was enjoyed by all present. We look forward to having him return to speak at future programs. May Meeting The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. The scheduled program is “Voices From the Attic – The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War” with speaker Charleton Young. All Society meetings are open to the public at no charge and light refreshments are served. Society’s Book The Society’s book, “Historical Snowden Township/South Park Township,” is available for sale at the South Park Township Library for $20 (tax included). Books can also be ordered by calling 412-835-9529 or 412-655-4104. For an additional $3.25 for postage, the book can be mailed to any destination. Yard Sale The Society is planning to participate in a community yard sale during the month of July. A definite date has not been set for this event. We would appreciate it very much if, when doing spring cleaning, if you have household items that you no longer need or want, please consider donating them for our sale by calling 412-655-4104. All proceeds will benefit the Museum Building Fund. For more information, visit the Society's website at http.www.southparhistoricalsociety.com.

Spaces Available for June Flea Market at First Presbyterian Church on June 10th An outdoor flea market at First Presbyterian Church - Rt. 88, Finleyville – will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces available for $10. Hot dogs will be for sale. Free coffee with purchase of baked goods. Set up at 7 a.m. For additional information, call Joanna at 724-348-8056.

‘Spring Bling and More Bash’ Set for May 20th in South Baldwin The South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Co. is having their 4th annual Spring Bling and More Bash on May 20, 2017. This bash features not only cash and designer purses, but also jewelry and home products by Dyson, KitchenAid, and Martha Stewart, to name a few. We have over 30 fabulous items for side raffles, our Chinese Auction is one of the best anywhere! We only sell 333 tickets and each ticket has 3 three-digit numbers, which greatly enhances your chances of winning a ticket item. A delicious buffet dinner is included in the price of only $30 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased by emailing blingbash@sbvfc.com.

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Local Golfers Compete for Pebble Beach Invite While Fighting Kidney Disease on the Fairway The National Kidney Foundation will hold its annual NKF Golf Classic at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray, PA on Monday, May 15. The tournament is one in a series of over 30 amateur golf tournaments across the country. The NKF Golf Classic is the only charity golf tournament that invites the top five local finishing teams to compete at the Pebble Beach Resorts. “We love the idea of combining the beloved game of golf with the ability to save lives while playing it,” said Tom Ali, CEO of TRIAD Engineering & Golf Committee Chairman. Amateur golfers, both male and female, can participate as part of four-person teams. The scramble tournament is open to all golfers and includes two divisions: Handicap Index and Gross. The Handicap Index Division is comprised of golfers whose combined USGA Handicap Index is 42.0 or more, with only one golfer on each team having a USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 or less. Gross Division golfers do not require handicap indexes. The top five finishing teams will be invited to show off their skills at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill Golf Course in January 12-15, 2018. The NKF Golf Classic is supported by its national corporate partner, One Car One Difference. Golfers will also vie for prizes donated by and national promotional partners including PING, Golf Digest, Sketchers, The Greg Norman Collection, CBRE and Tiffany & Co. The NKF Golf Classic is the nation’s Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™. It has raised more than $100 million for the National Kidney Foundation's awareness, prevention and treatment programs. Online registration and information is available at www.NKFGolfClassic.org or by calling Kelley George at 412-261-4115 ext. 754.

10th Annual ‘Hats Off to Mom’ Mother’s Day Luncheon Planned for May 13th On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Sisters Place presents the 10th annual ‘Hats Off to Mom’ Mother’s Day luncheon. Please join us as we honor mothers and other extraordinary women in our community. When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be held at The Georgetown Centre, 526 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. Your ticket includes your lunch as well as opportunities to purchase tickets for basket raffles and 50/50 raffles, plus shop at the jewelry sale and more. Wear your best hat for a chance to win a $50 Giant Eagle gift card! Reservations must be made in advance. Seats are available for $30 each/tables of 10 for $300. Honorary and memorial tribute listings for the event program and website can be made for $10 each. Sponsorship opportunities starting at $100 are available. Contact 412-233-3903 or events@sistersplace.org with any questions. The 2017 honorees are: Edna Ashton, Donna Hudson, and Peggy Price.

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Monongahela Farmers’ Market Ready for Another Season We will open the Monongahela Farmers’ Market on Friday June 9 at 3 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. We will run every Friday until September 29, rain or shine. We are anxious to get those fresh fruits, veggies and goodies from our local vendors. Keep looking for our ads, flyers and Facebook posts. We will be welcoming back Harden, Simmons and Triple B farms and will have some new vendors as well. As always, if you want to be a vendor, please call us at 724-328-2834, email us at chaneysadmin@gmail.com, or Facebook us at Monongahela Farmers’ Market.

Monessen City Park 2017 Easter Egg Hunt Draws Crowds By Jill Runfola Monessen City Park was the place to be for children from infants to those 12 years old on Saturday, April 15 from noon – 5 p.m. to celebrate Easter. On the beautiful sunny day, which had missed a forecast of rain, the children were having a wonderful time. Hosted by Kare for My Kids Fly, the annual event featured everything from an egg hunt to pictures with the Easter Bunny. This is the 5th year the organizaGreat friends for 15 years are Ino Portal tion has sponsored the Hunt. (left) with founder of ‘Kare for My Kids Fly’, Dennis Hawkins. Founder of Kare for My Kids Fly is Dennis Hawkins. His mother, Noreen, says that Dennis also has a convenience store on 601 Reed Ave., Monessen. She says, “His focus is on the kids. They are his life. The program exists to create a sense of purpose for our youth.” The free event included the following: games, prizes, arts and crafts, refreshments, inspirational music, face-painting and Chinese auction baskets, which contained items such as cleaning supplies, Shelley Portal, Ino’s wife, is shown with toys, an Easter Bunny stuffed animal, perher lovely daughter Celina, age 7, getting fume, body washes, and hair supplies. ready for the Easter egg hunt. Dennis Hawkins said of the Kare program, “It’s going to continue to grow. We hope to one day have a recreation center that will be an outlet for kids to go to get tutored, to be college prepped, for single mothers...anything they will need. The next thing we will do is a football camp in July.” For more information on Kare for My Kids Fly, go to their Facebook page.

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Baldwin Receives $500,000 Keystone Grant to Renovate Leland Center into New Community Library Baldwin Borough Public Library and Baldwin Borough have been awarded a $500,000 Keystone grant to renovate Baldwin's Leland Center building into a new community library. Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Library will collaborate to renovate Leland Center to create a comfortable, welcoming space with updated technology and digital lending materials that respond to the different ways patrons use the library. The focus will be on renovating the interior space of the first floor and improving handicapped accessibility. A project budget and timetable still need to be finalized, although officials are eyeing a project start date of late this year. Planning is underway to identify additional sources of funding needed to support the project. Library officials stated that the renovation will allow the library to increase programming, and facilitate more educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for residents. The design incorporates separate areas for adults and children, and ensures that staff can continue providing high quality service to library patrons. "We are delighted that the Department of Education approved our grant request," commented library director

Jennifer Worley, "and grateful for our partnership with Baldwin Borough Council. We are also thankful to the elected officials and community partners who endorsed our application." The Baldwin Library is one of 27 libraries across the state awarded money from the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund to rehabilitate or update library facilities. "Pennsylvania's public libraries are an incredibly valuable resource to communities, a safe haven that provides access to knowledge, information, and even unimagined new worlds, all for nothing more than the swipe of a card," said PA Governor Tom Wolf in a press release announcing the grant. "As we make investments in teachers and students, we must also continue to invest in our libraries, as they serve as both a resource and an escape to all patrons, no matter their age, background, or which city or town they call home." Established in 1964, the Baldwin Library's mission is to be the community's destination for discovery, enrichment and life-long learning. The library currently serves 19,767 residents with a 25,000-item collection. Annual circulation is 52,000.

Heritage Days at the Bradford House Scheduled for Weekend of May 20th Heritage Days at the Bradford House will be held during the National Road Festival, 175 South Main St., Washington, PA on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free admission includes living history demonstrations and activities – 18th century fun for all ages. The Museum will be open for self-guided tours with docents in period attire available to answer your questions. Activities and demonstrations of 18th Century living are planned for the entire family. For more information: www.bradfordhouse.org or 724-222-3604.

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Peters Creek Historical Society Plans 2017 Anniversary Celebration for Weekend of May 20th NOW Until May 31st, 2017

The Peters Creek Historical Society will celebrate milestones of their own in an anniversary celebration of the founding of the society and in the significance of their headquarters, the historic Enoch Wright House, located in the village of Venetia, Peters Township, Pennsylvania. The celebration will begin Saturday, May 20 at noon with the raising of the flag, opening remarks and a proclamation given by Washington County Commissioner, Harlon G. Shober, Jr. and will conclude Enoch Wright House, circa 1815-1816, the headquarters of the Peters Creek Historical Society Sunday, May 21 with the society’s and home to the Museum of Westward burial of a time capsule for posterity. Expansion, and the ancestral home of the Scheduled events will include tours Enoch Wright, son of the pioneer Joshua of the house and log cabin, a quilt Wright, who settled in the Peters Creek watershed ca. 1764. Designated a National display, 19th century children’s and State Register Site in 2007. games, a story teller, roving musicians and re-enactors. Hotdogs and beverages will be sold as the fare of the day. The society’s heritage day festivities will be held in conjunction with Venetia Heritage Society in the Venetia School and with Wrights United Methodist Church on Venetia Road in “Celebrating History in the Village of Venetia.” The Peters Creek Historical Society was founded in 1967 by a group of individuals within the Peters Creek watershed that includes portions of Peters, North Strabane and Nottingham The log house with the butterfly garden Townships in Washington County and in the spring of 2016; it will be staffed South Park Township in Allegheny with re-enactors on Saturday and Sunday, County. Their mission is to promote May 20 and 21. An Indian re-enactor from awareness of local heritage and the Meadowcroft will interpret his life as a preservation of them by reaching out as member of an Eastern Woodland tribe on speakers at schools, clubs and churches, Saturday, May 20. acting as tour guides to local historical sites and in dedications to mark their sig- the social room at Wrights United Methodist Church in Venetia. nificance. The society extends a welcome to visit Their efforts led to heritage dedications in a monument at Mingo its historic home, the Enoch Wright Presbyterian Church, two brick columns House, 815 Venetia Road on this special and marker at the Finleyville Cemetery, a anniversary, “Celebrating History in the marker at Ft. Cox and a plaque com- Village of Venetia,” Saturday, May 20 memorating the Cincinnati Mine and Sunday, May 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Disaster of 1913. In 1975 the society was It is their way of saying thank you for given the ancestral home built by Enoch fifty years of community support directWright, son of the pioneer Joshua ed to historic preservation at a local level. Wright, and serves as the society’s head- The door is open for all to step back in quarters in The Museum of Westward time and to take pride in our local herExpansion. Monthly meetings are held in itage!


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Earns an “A” in Patient Safety.

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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.

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onongahela Valley Hospital earned an “A” rating on the Hospital Safety Scorecard from the Leapfrog Group in terms of patient safety. An “A” rating from this respected national organization is one of the most meaningful grades a hospital can receive. The Hospital Safety Scorecard is considered the gold standard for patient safety and is one of the most trusted resources used by patients seeking high-quality, safe care.

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.

For more hospital news, visit monvalleyhospital.com. The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 by large employers and purchasers to drive a movement for quality and safety in American health care. The Group's Hospital Safety Score is collected to transparently report hospital performance in order for consumers to find the highest-value care and make informed decisions. MM/AB-MVM/4-17

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.com. UPMC General Internal Medicine–South 2397 Mountain View Dr. West Mifflin, PA 15122 412-692-4888


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MAY NEWS FROM THE SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL Montour Trail Council is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Library Viaduct and Pleasant Street construction projects at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resourced will also have representatives at the ceremony to celebrate the Montour Trail being chosen as DCNR 2017 Trail of the Year. The next two meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail will be held on May 9 and June 13, 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 our meetings. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, can be found at www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to info@montourtrail.org. The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting 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 May 6 and June 3, 2017. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact info@montourtrail.org for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

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Knights of Columbus Annual BBQ Scheduled for June 3rd The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual BBQ during the Monongahela Fleatique on Saturday, June 3 in the Dierkens Pharmacy parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured delectables are: pork spareribs, pork chops, 1/2 lb. hot sausage burger, 1/2 lb. lean hamburger, 1/4 lb. big dog, 1/2 chicken, as well as hot or mild homemade BBQ sauce. Bring your appetite and enjoy a great BBQ while you stroll along Main Street. There will be tables and chairs available as well as takeout. To place an order for advance pickup, please call Chuck at 724-255-2744.

Pictured are (l-r): Aidan Crory and parents, Mike Marshall (Cub master), Connor Garden and parents, and John Ignaczak (Den leader).

Scout Pack 712 Holds Crossover Ceremony for Two Local Scouts Pack 712 held an Arrow of Light crossover ceremony on March 23, 2017 at Gill Hall Park. Two members of the Pack, Aidan Crory and Connor Garden, earned the coveted Arrow of Light award and crossed over to join Boy Scout Troop 1843.

Ladies Auxiliary Floreffe VFC Extends Thanks for Successful Breakfast with the Easter Bunny This very special thank you is being sent from the Ladies Auxiliary Floreffe VFC, Jefferson Hills, to acknowledge the donations received which made our Buffet Breakfast with the Easter Bunny a success! Please patronize/acknowledge the following in our communities, for their support and generosity: • Carriage Inn, Elizabeth • Central New Beginnings, Elizabeth • Ciccanti Ristorante, Jefferson Hills • Jan Cmar, Mayor, Jefferson Hills • Costa Homebuilders, Jefferson Hills/Elizabeth • Steve Crisp from Cardello Electric, Canonsburg • Eastern Industrial Inc., J.Hls, Floreffe area • Eastman Chemical, Jefferson Site • EatnPark, Monongahela • Elrama Tavern, Elrama • Francesco Restaurant, Jefferson Hills • Great Clips, Pleasant Hls • Johnny's Drive In, Jefferson • Chris King, President, Jefferson Hills Council

• Large Barbershop, Jefferson Hills • Lowe's, West Mifflin • McDonald's, Pleasant Hills • Mon River Supply, West Elizabeth • Dave Montgomery, Council Jefferson Hills • Kathleen Reynolds, Council Jefferson Hills • Keith Reynolds, Floreffe Neighbor • Rick Saccone, PA State Representative • Shadlure Tackle, West Elizabeth • Stephen D Slater Funeral Home, Jefferson Hills • Frank Sockman, Jefferson Hills Council • Sunoco, Elrama • Tackle Unlimited, Jefferson Hills • Wendy's, Pleasant Hills Also, we would like to extend a very grateful acknowledgment to Mr. Jonathan "Jay" Hamilton, Floreffe neighbor, for wearing and acting the part of our very own Easter Bunny! And to all of our members for their helping hands, it would not have been a SUCCESS without you!

Mon-Vale Nephrology joins Mon-Vale Specialty Practices. Mon-Vale Nephrology serves the residents of the Mid-Monongahela Valley with treatment for kidney problems and renal replacement.

Now welcoming new patients.

Devon Carson, CRNP, and Ronald Lutes, D.O.

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT UPCOMING CLASSES Session 3 (May/ June) registration has begun and will continue through the first week of classes, starting in early May. Some classes start on May 2 and others on May 8; see our website at www.peterstownship.com for descriptions and times and start dates. CAMPS: Nzone Sports Multi Sport Summer Camp (Ages 4 to 6 years) SUMMER DAY CAMPS (Ages 6 to 11 years) PLAYGROUND PALS (Ages 4 to 8 years) LION KING THEATRE CAMP (Ages 9 to 12 years) SOUND OF MUSIC THEATRE CAMP (Ages 6 to 8 years) JUMPBUNCH SPORTS Fun In The Sun Ages: 4 - 8 years DANCE IT OUT CAMP (Ages 7 to 11 years) EXPLORING COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CAMP (Grades 5 to 8) Programs for preschool: ONE-DAY EVENT: PIRATE ADVENTURE (Ages 3 to 5 years) Set sail on a pirate adventure at Peters Lake Park! Explore the lake for natural treasures, create a craft, and search for Captain Pete’s hidden treasure! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, June 15 - 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Fee: $5 Member / $8 Non-Member (per child) Location: Peters Lake Park JumpBunch Pre K Fitness Fun! (Ages 3 to 5 years) Offering new activities each week to teach your child new skills and improve their strength, agility and balance. Teaching children that staying active is fun! JumpBunch Instructor: Allie Pennetti Wednesdays - 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Fee: $78 Member / $117 NonMember YOUTH/TEEN: JumpBunch Sports Fitness, Agility, Balance and Activity (Ages 6 to 9 years) Offering a fun approach to activities and games focusing on teaching and improving skills related to fitness,

strength, agility and balance. Fridays - 5 to 5:45 p.m. Fee: $94 Member / $141 NonMember Introduction to Robotics Concepts (4 Weeks) (Ages 10 to 14 years) Building exciting projects using the Arduino microcontroller, students will be introduced to basic electronics, sensors, motors, and programming. Saturdays - 10 a.m. to Noon Fee: $50 Member / $75 NonMember Material Fee: $60 to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class ADULT PROGRAMS: Country Heat LIVE (Ages 16 and over) Dance non-stop to the hottest country hits in this fun and easy-to-follow workout! Learn simple line danceinspired sequences as you work up a sweat from head to toe. Wednesday - 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Fee: $55 Member/ $83 Non-Member Cardio Jam (Ages 16 and over) It’s a CARDIO PARTY-O! A dancefitness format with simple choreography to popular songs from a variety of genres: pop, hip hop, R&B, ‘80s, ‘90s and today! So much fun you won’t even realize an hour has passed. Instructor: Meagan Temple Day: Saturdays 9 to 10 a.m. Fee: $50 Member / $75 NonMember HIIT 8 (Ages 16 and over) High intensity interval training on an eight count beat set to popular music; cardio conditioning; modifications for all fitness levels. Instructor: Meagan Temple Day: Thursdays 8 to 9 p.m. Fee: $50 Member / $75 NonMember BUTZ and GUTZ (30 minutes) (Ages 16 and over) Intense workout for your abdominal muscles, including core stabilization work, combined with isolation work, combined with isolation exercises designed to give you buns of steel. Day: Fridays 10 to 10:30 a.m. Fee: $25 Member / $38 NonMember


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Let's Talk Real Estate by ROGER DOLANCH Broker/Owner

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Qualifying Improvements: Usually when people think of energy efficiency, insulation and appliances come to mind. However a large variety of improvements can help to reduce your home’s energy consumption and many qualify for tax credits, rebates and incentives from a variety of sources. The type of improvements that make your home more efficient and get you some cash back typically include: solar energy systems, tankless water heaters, solar-powered appliances, energy-efficient windows and doors, skylights, solar-powered blinds, wood or pellet stoves and home wind turbines.

The Value of Energy Efficiency If you are planning to make home improvements this year, you should consider some energy-efficient options knowing they can save you money in the long run and make your home more saleable if you ever decide to sell. Many “eco-friendly” improvements that may help you lower your energy bills have other financial advantages in the form of rebates, tax credits and incentives. Whether you are installing a tankless water heater, solar panels or skylights, chances are that you can find a program that will put cash back into your pocket for improving your home’s energy efficiency. Here is where to look for tax credits, rebates and other rewards for

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Manufacturer rebates and incentives: Manufacturers of energy-efficient products and appliances often offer their own rebates to their customers for making eco-friendly upgrades. If you are considering making energy-efficient upgrades such as installing new windows, a new HVAC system or tankless water

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heater, be sure to ask the retailer or installer about any available manufacturer rebates. Federal Tax Credits: If you’ll be making any energy-efficient home improvements, be sure to talk with your tax preparer about any credits or deductions that may available to you from the Federal Government. Many tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements expired at the end of 2016, but some are still available. The Federal Government offers a tax credit with no upper limit for up to 30 percent of the cost for home solar energy systems through December 31, 2019 according to EnergyStar.gov. State Level Programs: In addition to federal programs, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may offer its own incentives to encourage homeowners to make energy-efficient improvements. In addition to your tax preparer, a searchable database of incentive programs for Pennsylvania can be found at energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-incentive-programs-pennsylvania.

Utility Company Incentives: Many utility companies also offer programs designed to help homeowners reduce energy consumption and save money. Typical programs may include LED or CFL bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs in a home, or even discounts for installing energy-efficient HVAC equipment and programmable thermostats. The best way to find out what programs your utility companies offer is to check out their websites or give them a call. Energy-efficient home improvements pay off over the long term by reducing your home’s energy consumption and therefore your utility bills. With a little bit of planning and research you can find rebates, tax credits and incentives that will not only repay your eco-friendly investment but make your property more attractive to potential buyers when it’s time to sell!

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William Brahler IV Named Century 21 Agent of the Month Century 21 Frontier Realty is proud to recognize William Brahler IV. He was a licensed salesperson in 2004 and became an associate broker in 2013. Real estate is his passion. In 2016, he earned another Ruby Level Award for production and another Quality William Brahler IV Service Award from Century 21 Real Estate, LLC. He continues to be a 5-star agent! His unique marketing style combined with his commitment to the success of his clients marks him as one of our finest. Congratulations, William!


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Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary Plans 10th Annual Golf Outing The Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary will be hosting their 10th annual golf outing on May 21, 2017 at Butler’s Golf Course, 800 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA. New this year is a Hole in One contest prize of a 2017 Ford Mustang GT, sponsored by Solomon Auto Group. Registration costs $80 per golfer and begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Dinner, provided by Hog Fathers, will follow. For more information call 724-986-1082 or email jbooher4@comcast.net.

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WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY POOL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER PASSES The West Newton Community Pool, located on Peach Alley in West Newton, is now accepting applications for 2017 summer pool passes. Currently passes can be obtained at the borough office 724-872-6860. Pool pass prices are: Family Pass (up to 6 people) - $195; Individual Pass - $95; One Parent with One Child - $135; Senior (over 65) - $75 The pool offers swimming lessons. Water aerobics classes are offered in the evenings during the summer months. The pool offers daytime and evening parties, such as birthday and graduation parties. You need to reserve your date as soon as possible. We also have free event days scheduled for students in the Yough and Belle Vernon School Districts. The pool also sponsors a customer appreciation day in July when there are fun, food, music and games for everyone of all ages. The pool will open Memorial Day weekend and then will return to normal business hours once children are out of school for the summer. Daily hours are 12:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. weather permitting.

Naomi Outreach Meeting Scheduled for May 3rd The Naomi Outreach will hold its monthly meeting on May 3 at noon at the Cedarbrook Golf Course dining room. Our speaker for the month is Veronica Eddy. For questions, please call Joni at 724- 243-3576.


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4th Annual Bike Decorating Contest to Take Place in North Belle Vernon Decoration Day, as it was originally called, or Memorial Day, as we call it today, has always been a very special day in our Mon Valley small towns and communities as we gather together and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and our very way of life. This year on Memorial Day, The Good Ol’ Days Vacation House Rental in North Belle Vernon will host its 4th annual Memorial Day bike decorating contest and will open the opportunity for ALL patriotic Americans of ALL AGES to decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, even wheelchairs to demonstrate their appreciation and support for those who have paid the ultimate price as our true heroes. This little token of patriotism - participating in parades and demonstrating a love of our country - is the way we used to do it in those good ol’ days, so get your grandma and grandpa to show you how they did it back in those days and join us on Monday, May 29 at the Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659 parking lot at 9 a.m. Please call 724-331-3654 to register your entry or email your entry to: Melanie@Nostalgicguesthouse.com. Judging will take place at 9 a.m. with awards for Most Original, Most Attractive, and Most Patriotic. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the wreath laying and memorial service at the BV Cemetery. ALL participants will receive a voucher for a free Dairy Queen ice cream cone that can be used at the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen on Memorial Day. Get out your red, white and blue and come out!

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Pool Passes on Sale Now

Boyce Park Wave Pool, North Park Swimming Pool, Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool, South Park Wave Pool Buy now at alleghenycounty.us/parkpasses

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Election Day Spaghetti Dinner Planned at Mingo Creek Church for May 16th Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Finleyville, PA will host a spaghetti dinner for Election Day on May 16, 2017 from noon – 7 p.m. while supplies last. Dinner includes spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, bread, drink, and dessert. Adults - $8, children under 12 - $6. Takeout is available. Containers provided. Please call 724-348-5278 for more info. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church is located two miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Rte. 88 and Mingo Church Rd.

South Park Tennis Courts May 15-June 16 Classes meet 11 am-12 noon on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Perfect for kids with little or no tennis experience! Cost is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Get more information & register at alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms


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PLEASANT HILLS ROLLER HOCKEY LEAGUE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS Pleasant Hills Roller Hockey is now accepting registration for its summer session. Go to PHRHL.com to register today. All information is on our website. You can contact us via our website or call 412-653-6433 or 412897-6308.

NORTH CHARLEROI RECREATION PARK HOLDS KICKBALL SIGNUPS Kickball signups will be for all children ages 2-10. Limit to the first 100 children. Kickball signups will be held May 3 and May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Charleroi Recreation Park. The cost is $20 per child due at signup. Kickball will run for 5 weeks on Wednesdays, June 7 - June 28 and July 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Can't make it for signups? Call Lori Sergi at 724-7477240 after 6 p.m.

Welcoming New Patients Elizabeth Reisinger, D.O. Dermatologist Board certified with 15 years of expert, compassionate care in general and cosmetic dermatology 1029 Country Club Rd., Suite 201 Monongahela, PA 15063 All major insurance plans accepted

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Save the Date! Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts 19th Annual “Fleatique on the Mon” on June 3rd Artisans, crafters, flea market, antique and food vendors are needed for the 19th annual “Fleatique on the Mon.” This fabulous event will be held in Chess Park and throughout Monongahela and New Eagle on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Crafters and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Third Street. Food vendors are need at both locations. Application deadline is May 26, 2017. Booth spaces for antique, craft and flea market vendors are 15 ft. for $30. Food vendor spaces are 20 ft. and include electricity for $45. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Businesses, churches, and homeowners participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales and garage sales. This event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 724-2585919 for more information. Or download an application from www.monongahelaareachamber.org.

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts State Rep. Cook at General Membership Meeting The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce held their general membership meeting on April 12, 2017 at the Ripepi Winery. State Representative Bud Cook was the keynote speaker at the Ripepi Winery. State Representative Cook spoke with regards to his passion for our local communities and the importance of working together, noting he understands the importance of protecting family-sustaining jobs, fighting the drug epidemic, reducing taxes and holding government accountable.

Memorial Day Services in Finleyville Scheduled for Sunday, May 28th The American Legion Post 613 and The Mon Valley Honor Guard will hold Memorial Day services in Finleyville on Sunday May 28, 2017. Show your support for our men and women who faithfully served our country! All times are approximate at the following locations: • Stone Church Cemetery, 1 p.m. • Saint Francis of Assisi, 1:15 p.m. • Mingo Creek Cemetery, 1:30 p.m. • Finleyville Cemetery, 1:45 p.m. • Finleyville Community Center, 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately following the Community Center ceremony at the American Legion Post 613 Morrison-Ritchie.

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Grant Awarded to Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission to Provide Treatment for Opioid Addiction to Inmates Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director for Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, announced recently that a $ 148,000 grant has been awarded to her agency by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The grant proposes drug and alcohol treatment for inmates being housed in the Washington County Correctional Facility as well as the administration of a Naltrexone injection upon release from the jail. Naltrexone has shown great promise in helping people overcome an opioid substance use disorder. Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission is one of the key partners in the Washington County Opioid Task Force. “Early on, we recognized that we had two main groups of people who were being disproportionately affected and dying due to the heroin/ opioid epidemic that is sweeping our nation. This program will offer a seamless transition from jail-based treatment to intensive outpatient treatment upon release,” Andrews stated. A grant proposal was created and submitted in December to provide in-facility treatment to non-violent incarcerated addicts and to provide a non-opioid “blocker” injection on release. Naltrexone injections block the effects of opioids and alcohol for approximately 28 days. Alkermes, the manufacturer who markets the product under the brand name Vivitrol©, has agreed to provide the first injection free of charge to the inmates. Once paroled, inmates will be monitored by the Washington County Adult Probation Office for compliance with ongoing medication and concurrent treatment appointments. This grant is the first proposed by the Washington County Opioid Task Force. This task force is comprised of members of the criminal justice community, health care professionals, county agencies, commissioners, and faith-based groups to battle the heroin/ opioid epidemic in Washington County. This was a competitive grant award and Washington County was one of a few locations statewide to be awarded the grant. The proposed program is novel and is one of two in the country offering both treatment and naltrexone to inmates. Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission appreciates the assistance provided by District Attorney Gene Vittone and State Representative Brandon Neuman in preparing and shepherding the grant application through the PCCD review process.

RESERVATIONS DUE FOR OCTOBER ‘FAITH, HOPE & HISTORY’ BUS TRIP Reservations are due for the Faith, Hope & History bus trip sponsored by the California Area Historical Society. The tour through the Laurel Highlands area includes stops at the historic St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Brownsville; the Flight 93 Museum & Memorial in Stoystown; the Seven Springs Mountain Resort for a stuffed chicken breast meal; the Lenox Factory Outlet in Mt. Pleasant; and finally Sand Hill Berries, a family-owned farm in Mt. Pleasant for a slice of seasonal fruit pie. The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The bus departs from the Center in the Woods in California Borough at 7:30 a.m. and returns to the Center in early evening. The cost of the trip is $85 per person. The California Area Historical Society is now accepting reservations with a $25 deposit in order to reserve the bus. Interested parties can contact the Society at 724-9383250.


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Fund for Animal Care Established At Community Foundation The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Fund for Animal Care to support the care of domesticated and undomesticated animals with preference given to animal care within the Claysville and Donegal Township area. The fund was created with a $10,000 contribution from retired McGuffey School District teacher Cathie Laird. Ms. Laird first became aware of the WCCF when family and friends of Alice Boone Main created the Alice Boone Main Memorial Fund in 1999 to provide scholarships to McGuffey School District graduates. Through the years that followed, Ms. Laird contributed to various funds at the WCCF, created a scholarship in honor of her parents, the William L. and Barbara M. Laird Fund, to provide scholarships to graduates of McGuffey High School who aspire to become elementary teachers, and most recently joined the WCCF’s Family of Founders. With a desire to help animals and the local community, Ms. Laird turned to the Community Foundation to establish the Fund for Animal Care. For domesticated animals, care may include, but not be limited to, food, shelter, veterinarian services, spaying and neutering services, and adoption services. For undomesticated animals, care may include, but not be limited to, support of animal preserves, veterinarian services, and spaying and neutering services. Interested 501(c) (3) agencies may apply for grants from the Fund for Animal Care during the Foundation’s annual Designated Field of Interest grant cycle, with a deadline of July 1. For additional information on the Community Foundation, please visit www.wccf.net.

‘Ghostly Tales at High Noon’ to Take Place in Monongahela on May 20th Celebrate spring with us with a walking tour of Victorian Monongahela based on true ghostly tales. It appears that a few of our residents have never really left! Some stories will be recounted by the individuals who have experienced the paranormal events themselves! This event, sponsored by the Monongahela Area Historical Society, will take place on May 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at historic Chess Park, West Main Street, Monongahela. Cost: $15 per person. Prepaid reservations required. Call 724-258-6432 or visit www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.com. PayPal and major credit cards accepted.This tour combines history and architecture with frightful tales of the supernatural.

Basket Bash Planned on May 21st to Support West Newton Library Come on out for the biggest basket bash in the Mon Valley on Sunday, May 21 at the Turkeytown Fire Hall. The event benefits the West Newton Public Library. Doors open at the hall at noon and the drawings run from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets to the event are $5 in advance and $8 at the door and include one complimentary strip of general raffle tickets, a light lunch, desserts, snacks and drinks. The event will feature over 100 gifts and baskets plus other games of chance. Additional raffle tickets for the gifts can be purchased at the event. Grab your friends and come on out for an afternoon of fun and excitement with all proceeds benefiting the library. Tickets are on sale at the West Newton Library, Gary's Chuck Wagon, and from any library member. For more information, please contact the library at 724-633-0798.

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Crossroads Ministries Has Helicopter Fly Over To Drop Eggs for Annual Egg Hunt By Michelle Taylor Pastor Ken Barner of Crossroads Ministries has hosted over 12 years of Easter egg hunts for the Finleyville community, but this year was the first that involved a helicopter! While over 10,000 eggs lay on the adjacent field to the church, Stellar Copters flew a helicopter out of the Allegheny County 10,000 Easter eggs were dropped by a Airport on Saturday, April 8 to helicopter onto the grass during the hover over the field at 3 p.m. to Crossroads Ministries Easter Egg Hunt. drop over 10,000 filled plastic Easter eggs. Although the hunt didn't begin until 3 p.m., people began arriving at 1:30 to get a spot at the head of the line for their age group. The groups were broken down into toddler, pre-K, grades K-2, and grades 3-5 with each group having their own entrance onto the field. Inside the eggs were candy and in each group, 12 golden tickets were hidden in eggs that the winner could cash in for a prize inside the church. This free event was booked to capacity with just over 750 kids registered; tickets were to be shown at the front of the parking lot for admission. Once the parking lot to the church was full, people began to park at Mineral Beach and shuttle buses were provided. Once the time grew closer, over 1,500 people stood on the perimeter of the field waiting in anticipation for the sight of the helicopter. Once in view, the crowd cheered and waved in excitement. The helicopter flew around the field and did a few maneuvers, and the Easter bunny sat shotgun waving back to the crowd. After a few minutes, the helicopter hovered about 15 feet above the field and released the eggs onto the field into each of the age group sections. When all the eggs had been successfully released, the helicopter landed at the far edge of the field where kids could look, touch, get a picture with, and sit inside the helicopter. Pastor Ken says he hopes to continue the helicopter drop in future years.

West Newton Community Yard Sale Set for June 3rd Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine, will be the annual West Newton Community Yard Sale organized by the West Newton Community Festival Committee. There are three ways to participate. If you would like to have a sale at your home send a $5 donation with your address and we will include you on the master list that will be available the day of the sale at Vine St. Park. Or send a $5 donation saying you would like to bring your items to the Vine St. Park where you will be given a spot to set up one table to sell items. You must provide your own table and chairs. If you want to set up additional tables they are $5 each. Checks for this can be made payable to West Newton Community Festival and mailed to PO Box 147, West Newton, PA 15089. The third way to participate? Shop the yard sales! Start your day at Vine St. Park and pick up a master list and map. Stop by the WNCF table where hot dogs, drinks, and bake sale items are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the 2017 West Newton Community Festival. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Pawlik at 412-720-9067; if there's no answer, please leave a message.


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League of Women Voters Distributes Facts for Citizens 2017 The League of Women Voters of Washington County is distributing the newest edition of its popular free print publication, Facts for Citizens. The brochures will soon be available in municipal offices, public libraries, and the Washington County Department of Elections. The information is also available on the League’s website: washingtoncountypalwv.org. For many years the League has published Facts for Citizens to encourage informed and active participation in government. While the internet makes finding details about some levels of government easier now than it was in the past, current local government information can still be difficult to track down, especially for some of the county’s smaller municipalities. Facts for Citizens 2017 provides meeting times and contact information (addresses, phone and fax numbers, and email and web addresses when available) for the county’s 66 municipalities and 14 school districts as well as contact information for county, state and

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federal officials. Elected board members and term expirations are included. The conveniently sized brochures are published in ten different regional editions, each with a contiguous group of municipalities and the school district or districts that serve them. County residents should look for the edition that covers their municipality and school district. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women. Local League activities are carried out entirely by volunteers. The Facts for Citizens publications are funded by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, the Observer Publishing Company, and Masters Ink. For more information about Facts for Citizens, email lwvwashingtoncounty@gmail.com, or call the project director at 724-344-3464.

Rabies Clinic in West Newton Scheduled for May 7th The West Newton Lions Club will be hosting a rabies clinic for cats and dogs on Sunday, May 7 from 12- 2 p.m. Cost is $12. It is a three-year vaccine. Dr. Richard Fondrk will be the veterinarian providing this service. The Lions Club is located at 507 Pittsburgh Street, located in the rear of the WN Lion's Field House in the pavilion. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. No appointment needed. Additional questions? Call Mary at 724-972-3779.

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The New Eagle Community Action Group would like to thank everyone who participated in the Easter Egg Hunt at Tubby Hall Park in New Eagle. All of the children received prizes and stuffed animals. Some adults also received door prizes. Two bicycles were donated by Councilwoman Saundra Budnar and her husband Mark.

MAY NEWS FROM THE MANTLE HOUSE MISSION The Mantle House Mission is a discipleship which offers an independent living skills program for young adults 18-24 years old in need of housing. Referrals may be made by contacting the Mission by phone at 724-872-1800 or via email at mantlehousemission@yahoo.com. Community Yard Sale Days in West Newton Scheduled for Saturday, June 3 On June 3, there will be over 50 tables store wide and sidewalk sales. You won’t want to miss this sale! Store hours will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for this day only. The location of the resale store is 132 South Water Street in West Newton. The beautiful historic 1820s home has 6 full rooms of gifts, collectibles, antiques and treasures. Each individual table and shelf is uniquely decorated to display the many donated items received. Donations are appreciated and can be brought during business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please, no TVs, printers, or scanners. ‘Mondays at Mantle House’ is a variety of classes that are held in the social room of the United Presbyterian Church on Main Street West Newton. These classes are a great fundraiser for the Mission, and fun, too! To register for classes, you may call or go on our Mantle House Mission group page on Facebook or by calling 724-872-1800 or email mantlehousemission@yahoo.com. Mondays at Mantle House Classes: All are welcome! All classes are $5 except where indicated. • May 1- Knit washcloths. Bring knitting needles and cotton yarn. • May 15 - Knitting II. Washcloths. Bring knitting needles and cotton yarn. • May 22 - Glass garden art. Supplies provided. • June 5 - Chalk painting. Bring a wood item to paint or for an additional $3 you can choose one of ours. • June 12 - Summer canvas painting. $25. All supplies provided.

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Washington County Resident Re-Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Murphy Applauds Tom Uram on Serving Second Term Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) recently released the following statement applauding the appointment of Washington County resident Thomas J. Uram to serve a second term on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), a panel of experts to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all U.S. coins and medals. “I’m proud that Tom Uram was selected to serve a second term to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee,” said Congressman Murphy. “Tom served his first term on the CCAC with enthusiasm and a commitment to encourage the best possible designs, creating several medals for commemorating events like the 150th Anniversary of our national motto: ‘In God We Trust.’ He never missed a meeting, consistently kept a positive attitude and eagerly worked with coin collectors and stakeholders to propose designs that best represent the interest of Americans. I look forward to another four years of Tom's leadership at the CCAC.” “It is certainly an honor to be reappointed to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee,” said Mr. Uram. “I look forward to continuing the work that we have started over the past four years and appreciate the confidence that Congressman Murphy has in me, as well as my colleagues at the U. S. Mint.” CCAC was established by Act of Congress in 2003 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all U.S. coins and medals, representing the interests of American citizens and collectors. For more information about CCAC, visit their official website here.

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

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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger.

Who was named as a finalist for 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year? What are the name of the two authors Dr. Jody Spedaliere wrote a book about? When is the ‘19th Annual Fleatique on the Mon’? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to the winners of our April Pizza Puzzler contest!

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Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department Needs a Few Good Men and Women The Finleyville Volunteer Fire Dept. (FVFD) proudly serves Finleyville Borough, Union Township, Nottingham Township, Pennsylvania Turnpike (Route 43) and surrounding communities by mutual service agreements. The FVFD is looking for volunteers (men and women) searching for a unique way to serve their communities. The FVFD is a strictly a volunteer organization consisting of persons drawn from the local area. The organization has two divisions. FVFD active firefighters and The FVFD business and support group – new membership and help is needed in both. The FVFD is supported by financial arrangement with Finleyville Borough, Union and Nottingham Townships and their own fundraising activities. There are four categories for service. For those interested in becoming active emergency responders and firefighters, the upcoming spring and summer months offer the best opportunities for training in the use of equipment and emergency response techniques and procedures. Training is provided weekly by experienced line officers and opportunities exist for special training via other programs made available by Washington County and the state. No firefighter enters an active situation without proper training and certification. Active firefighters are led by experienced line officers. Associate members comprise the business unit and are active in fundraising and other activities supporting the entire organization. They are led by officers elected annually from the membership. Lifetime memberships are honorific positions for long-time members of the FVFD. Young men and women at least 16 years of age having an interest in emergency response service are invited to become junior members. Junior members train and serve alongside seasoned active firefighters, but are restricted to external participation in active structure fires until trained and certified. The FVFD is one of the better-equipped units in the area. Equipment is modern and in good condition thanks to support from the communities served. For more information, go to the FVFD website or call 724-348-4220 – if there’s no answer, leave a message. You will be contacted.

BRADFORD HOUSE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SEASONAL SATURDAY HOURS The Bradford House Museum announces new Saturday hours. Beginning May 6 through September 30, visitors may drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a tour of this National Historic Landmark home of a leader of the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, which includes a beautifully restored and furnished 2-story stone house, a kitchen cabin and an 18th centurystyle garden. The museum will continue to be open every Wednesday through November 29, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The gift shop carries a number of exclusive Bradford House and Whiskey Rebellion items and may be visited with no admission charge. Located at 175 South Main Street, Washington PA, there is free parking available in the museum's private lot behind the house. Bradford House is open year-round by appointment. For private appointments, school tours and larger groups, please contact the museum at 724.222.3604 or bradfordhouse@verizon.net. A full schedule of special events can be found at www.bradfordhouse.org.


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"Stone Quarries of Charleroi" Presented at April CAHS Meeting

Charleroi Area Historical Society Hosts First Meeting of 2017

The April meeting of the CAHS, Inc. was privileged to have Washington County Historical Society Director, Clay Kilgore, do a presentation on Charleroi Area Stone Quarries, one located near the North end and one on the south end of town. Program President Ken Thompson introduced Kilgore, who talked about how the inter-marriages of the early township families were interconnected with the businesses of the day. Kilgore’s research revealed that Parker Scott Sphar had the earlier stone quarry in the old Allen Township, now the Mapleview/Twilight Hollow area, and it operated from at least the early 1860s into the 1890s. Sphar appeared to become partners with James S. McKean, one of Charleroi's founding fathers. Sphar died in 1895. Kilgore utilized old maps such as the 1856 Barker and the 1876 Caldwell maps to pinpoint where the Sphar quarry was as well as the one that later was established at the North end of Charleroi as it became a boomtown. After Kilgore's presentation, there was much discussion about this new-found history. Some of those in attendance actually knew additional information, which Kilgore greatly appreciated. He asked that anyone who has any further information or pictures about the local Charleroi Area stone quarries to please call and leave a message at 724-483-4961 (the CAHS, Inc./the historic Goaziou Print Shop).

Program Coordinator President Ken Thompson welcomed those present and prayed for the new year's meeting, including the evening's speaker Scott Higinbotham, Show Chair of the National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association. After the Pledge of Allegiance, all joined in the singing of "Happy Birthday, Charleroi" which is an annual observance at the March meeting. Charleroi is in its 127th year! As members and friend of the society enjoyed birthday cake and other light refreshments, Ken Thompson shared information about upcoming monthly program speakers, encouraged members to pick up the Society's newsletter, and reminded them that 2017 dues are needed ASAP. Scott Higinbotham proceeded to share information about the history and current happenings of the National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association. After being given a five- year trial period, the Association met the test and is in its 37th year! It has expanded from a 5-acre to a 100-acre park on a beautiful hill above Rt. 40 in Brownsville. It holds two shows in May and August. Scott stressed that the shows are very family-friendly. Admission is free in May and a nominal fee in August. This year's shows will highlight "Everything International" and "Gravley." Higinbotham explained that both of these companies have many more products than most people realize. Higinbotham or the Association can be contacted at 724-785-6855 or visit their website: www.nationalpike.com. Brochures about 2017 shows and other information are available at the historic (non-operational) Goaziou Print Shop, 807 Fallowfield Ave., headquarters of CAHS, Inc.

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Sixth Annual ‘All Bellmar’ Reunion Set for June 16th The sixth annual ‘All Bellmar’ reunion is planned for Friday, June 16, beginning at 2 p.m. The reunion is open to anyone who attended Bellmar High School from 1952 to 1967. Cost is $12 per person. This year’s event has been moved to the Washington Township Firemen's Social Hall in Fairhope. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, contact Paul Zubovic at 724-938-7412.


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GREATER WASHINGTON COUNTY FOOD BANK MAY EVENTS “Offering classes and trainings to teach, empower, and enable our neighbors to make healthy choices and create healthy habits for themselves and their families.” May 6 – 12 – 8 p.m. Paint a Pallet. Paint a pallet and pizza party is a fundraiser for the Healthy Habits Training Center (HHTC), a part of Greater Washington County Food Bank. At the HHTC, we will be painting a full pallet like an American Flag - just in time for Memorial Day and the 4th of July! $35/person includes everything you need - paint, brushes, the pallet and pizza! Can't haul a full pallet in your car? Ask about transportation. Call to RSVP. We will work in 2-hour time slots - noon – 2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m., and 68 p.m. 12 people maximum in each time slot. Pay at the door. RSVPs a MUST. Call Jodi at 724-632-2190 x 115. May 8 – 6 p.m. Essential Oils 101. Come to the class to learn how to use essential oils for healthier living. FREE class. Roller balls available for purchase. Class led by Ruth Cialone, independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils and held at Healthy Habits Training Center, a part of Greater Washington County Food Bank. Any questions, please call Jodi at 724-6322190 x 115. May 18, 1 p.m. Italian Cooking. JR Armstrong, a dining service manager at Hawthorne Woods, will lead a class on Italian cooking. The first in the series will be on how to spice up ordinary lasagna. Come join us in our new kitchen at the Healthy Habits Training Center, a part of Greater Washington County Food Bank. Please RSVP by calling Jodi at 724-632-2190 x 115. Donations accepted - monetary or non-perishable foods.

Library Sportsmen's Association Will Award Two Scholarships The Library Sportsmen’s Association (LSA) is pleased to announce that beginning this year, it will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. To be eligible, the student must be a child, grandchild, great-grandchild or stepchild of a member of LSA in good standing. The scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors entering a college, university or trade school of his or her choice. Jack Puskar, the scholarship committee co-chairman, said, “We are excited to give back as we have been so fortunate to have a strong membership. We hope that these scholarships are a tremendous help to two young men or women of our community.” To receive an application, students may send an email requesting it to lsa@librarysa.com, or stop by the club during a Thursday night open trap shoot.

Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation Announces May Events The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) has announced its annual May events and a new event for the entire area.

Antiques Appraisal The 13th annual antiques appraisal will be held Saturday, May 13 at the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items will be appraised by Anthony Luppino and Phong T. Bui of the Luppino Brothers Antiques and Estate Jewelry of Mt. Lebanon. Open appraisals will be held beginning at 10 a.m. for a nominal fee of $5. A private appraisal may be scheduled after 3 p.m. the day of the event for a $10 fee. Over 55 items were appraised at last year’s event with many antiques, pieces of jewelry, collectibles, and small pieces of furniture. For more information on the Antique Appraisal, please call Emma at (724) 258-6297.

Pooch Parade On Saturday, May 27, MARC will sponsor the Monongahela Pooch Parade. This annual event will originate at the Monongahela Aquatorium with a registration of our canine friends at 10 a.m. All pets must be on a leash, licensed, and have current immunizations. There is a $5 registration fee for each entry. Professional pet photographers will be on hand during all Pooch Parade activities. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and exit the Aquatorium at Second Street, travel to Main Street and finish at Chess Park. Chess Park will serve as the center of pooch festivities, with dog-related vendors, exhibits, food booths, a Chinese auction, and free parking around the area. For more information on the Pooch Parade, please call Corrina at 724-258-6524.

5K Run/Walk George Eckert, MARC President, also announced that MARC will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 30 through the communities of Monongahela and New Eagle. “We are currently making plans for this event and will have more to announce by the middle of June,” Eckert said.

US Flags for Sale Eckert also announced that MARC is selling United States flags. The flags are three feet by five feet (3x5) and cost $5 and $13 each. The $13 flag has embroidered stars in the field. Flags will be available at all MARC events.

Grief and Loss Dinner at Canonsburg Hospital Planned for May 19th Canonsburg Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network will host a grief and loss dinner open to the public, in the McNary Center of Canonsburg Hospital on May 19 at 6 p.m. Sharing a meal with someone who understand the loss of a loved one can be of great benefit. To make reservations for this event, please call 724-745-6100 Ext 4118 It’s also not too late to join our grief and loss seminar. It runs Wednesdays through May 17 at the McNary Center - Canonsburg Hospital, 100 Medical Blvd., Canonsburg from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The seminar is called “When Mourning Dawns.” To make reservations, call 724-745-6100, Ext 4118. There is no cost for the seminar.


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Village of Venetia ‘Heritage Days’ Celebrate Wright’s Church and Venetia School on May 20th On Saturday May 20, 2017 Wright’s United Methodist Church will sponsor an outdoor craft show from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of the Village of Venetia Heritage Days. The craft show (Saturday only) will be part of the weekend event celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Wright House, the 194th anniversary of Wright’s Church and the 91st anniversary of Venetia School. Vendors will have a space assigned in a grassy area; each assigned area will be 10x10 feet with space to set up your table, chairs and optional umbrella/canopy. The lot will open at 9:30 a.m. the morning of show and vendors are expected to complete set up by noon. Coffee and donuts will be available to vendors during set up. A box lunch will also be provided during the afternoon. The fee to participate in the craft show is $20 with proceeds going to Local Missions administered by Wright’s Witness Team. To reserve your space for the craft show, request an application by calling Tara at 724-263-5537, and then send your application and check for the fee, payable to Wright’s United Methodist Church, to Tara Reidenbaugh, 256 Patterson Rd., Eighty Four, PA 15330. You will receive a phone call as a confirmation for your space. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Tara.

Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party Hold Next Meeting on May 22nd Friends of the Jefferson Hills Democratic Party will be meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Community Room to the right of the library at the Jefferson Hills Borough building. All volunteers are welcome to attend.

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED TO REFURBISH BROUGHTON VETERANS HONOR ROLL VFW Post 1940 Broughton/Curry Vet is in the process of refurbishing the honor roll. It is located at the corner of Cochran Mill Road and Hough Drive. We are planning to remove several trees, change around the walk way and complete some much-needed maintenance on the structure. We are accepting donation for this project. Donations can be mailed to VFW Post 1940, 970 Hough Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. The point of contact is Beverly, and you can contact her by either calling 412-6559922 or 724-344-6427.

Veterans Invited to Celebrate Memorial Day at Tubby Hall Park New Eagle Community Action Group would like to invite all veterans to Tubby Hall Park in New Eagle on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, starting at 1 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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MAY NEWS FROM THE GREATER MONESSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY The spring exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum showcases the city’s Orthodox Church history. It is available for viewing through July on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The exhibit 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 to represent the society at community and society events. Inquire at the Heritage Museum or speak to any board member. Before doing spring cleaning, please remember to bring items of possible historic significance to the Heritage Museum. The society is always looking for unique items for the archives and also for the window displays. 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. The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our website filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724-684-8460.

Rostraver Woman’s Club Plans for Senior Girls Tea, Sponsors Students in Art Competition At the March 8, 2017 Rostraver Woman’s Club meeting, members learned about CPR from Denise Manley, Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services, Inc. Melanie Patterson, Senior Girls Tea chairwoman, updated members about plans for the upcoming BVA Senior Girls Tea and sponsorship letters being sent out asking local business to support a table for $40 or sponsor a senior girl for $10. Any business interested in sponsoring should contact Patterson directly at 724-331-3654. Also at the meeting, the CILOETS Women of US Steel Pittsburgh made a donation to the Rostraver Woman’s Club towards the 4th grade forester project that the club sponsors at Rostraver Elementary School. At the April 5, 2017 meeting, Vice President Beata Herold led a hands-on demonstration on Polish Easter Pisanki. Two students from Rostraver Elementary school attended the meeting to learn two different Pisanki techinques. Also at the meeting, President Barbara Mollenauer announced the southwest district art winners. Out of 13 clubs competing: 1st place (wine cork wreath) went to Rostraver Woman’s Club, Barbara Mollenauer; 2nd place (drawstring bag) went to Rostraver Woman’s Club, Diana Caley Dow; and 2nd place (ornament) went to Rostraver Woman’s Club, Tamira Spedaliere. The Rostraver Woman’s Club also sponsored the following students who placed: 3rd place student art division 2 (3-5 grade) went to Chelsea Hartman; 1st place poetry division 1 (K-2 grade) went to Noah Spedaliere for The Mickey Jangle; 1st Place poetry division 2 went to Maria Spedaliere for Lillian S; 1st place short story division 3 went to Maria Spedaliere for A Day at Kennywood; 1st place poetry division 3 (68 grade) Jillian Butchki for Five; 1st place short story division 3 went to Lily Woodson for What I Thought was the End. All first place winners will now move on to compete in May at the state level. Congratulations and best of luck to Barbara, Noah, Maria, Jillian, and Lily!


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Save the Date! Carroll Twp. Resident Discusses Property Code Violations By Miranda Startare A Carroll Township resident in attendance at the April 4 Supervisors’ Meeting discussed the issue of blighted properties and property violations in the township and described a program that one community has developed to combat the issue. Alex Ferguson addressed the Board saying, “I would never criticize a public official. I know you guys have done a great job on a lot of things.” Mr. Ferguson explained an article he read about a Quality of Life Program enacted in September 2012 in the town of Pottsville, PA that empowers city officials to issue tickets for code enforcement violations, with each violation being a separate offense with a ticket and fee. The program allows officials to immediately respond to code violations while avoiding the courts. Although solutions to blighted properties and property code violations have been sought over the years, the “practicality is these people don’t have money to fix up their property,” according to Solicitor Herman Bigi. The Board thanked Mr. Ferguson and agreed that blighted property is a problem everywhere, particularly absentee landlords. In other business, the Supervisors approved a two-year contract extension with Waste Management. The Board reminded residents that the trash collector will collect paint and other chemicals if residents call them and ask for the items to be collected.

Managing Stormwater Workshop for Homeowners Offered in Rostraver Township Rostraver Township, an MS4 community, in partnership with the Westmoreland County Conservation District, will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. called ‘Managing Stormwater - a workshop for Homeowners.’ Come and learn how to manage stormwater on your property at the Rostraver Township Municipal Building, 201 Municipal Drive, Belle Vernon. This workshop is free and open to the public, and more information can be found on the Rostraver Township webpage www.rostraver.us. Please RSVP at 724-929-8877 or commissioners@rostraver.us. You could earn continuing education credits for attending.

Ringgold Youth Athletic Association To Use New Eagle Ballfield By Miranda Startare Ringgold Youth Athletic Association representative Keith Feld attended the April 4 New Eagle Borough Council Meeting asking for use of and access to the Jimmy Rice Memorial Field for the 2017 baseball season. Council approved the request subject to a signed agreement to be prepared by the New Eagle Solicitor and Council. The athletic association asked Council to have access to the field to mow grass and maintain the field at no cost to the borough. They intend to install a building on site to store a tractor to be used for mowing, upon Council approval. Ringgold will utilize the field for games and maintenance, but the field will remain available for public access on non-game days. In other business, residents are reminded that borough officials will be citing for grass cutting and junk vehicle violations.

MAY NEWS FROM ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP On April 1, 2017, Rostraver Township was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor to be an opt-in community for both residential and commercial construction. 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 are still required to get a zoning permit from the Township and a building permit from K2 Engineering. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners is seeking an intern to assist with the Administration Department for the summer of 2017 with the development of organizing archived material and various other upcoming planning/governmental projects. This internship will include: extensive professional administrative work; creating and organizing databases; researching, scanning, archiving old drawings and maps; and creating and presenting educational material. Letters of interest and resumes must be received no later than May 25, 2017. More information can be found on the Rostraver Township website: www.rostraver.us .


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South Park Attains the Number 10 Spot for Safest Community By Colette Dell The South Park Board of Supervisors held their regular meeting on April 10, at 7 p.m. to discuss the following: The Board granted preliminary and final approval to the minor land development, Cardox Commons, to be located at the intersection of Cardox Rd. and Brownsville Rd. As part of the development company’s agreement with South Park, they will have to adhere to several conditions made by South Park Township, prior to construction of the development. South Park’s high school stadium/ recreation complex will undergo some renovations. The Board of Supervisors ratified two agreements with South Park School District, regarding this project. One agreement was a Land Development agreement and the other was a stormwater maintenance agreement. South Park Township is declaring April 10-14 as Local Government Week. Two more individuals were hired for part-time employment for the

Township’s 2017 Recreation Program. The status of a library board member was changed. Donna Tressler is now on the Library Board of Trustees, with a term to expire on the first Monday of 2019. The Board authorized the preparation and advertisement of an ordinance that outlines the debt service related to upgrades being made to the Pleasant Hills Treatment Facility. Approval of a letter of understanding was made between the Township of South Park and Environmental Coordination Services and Recycling (ECS&R) for ECS&R to hold a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, June 17. The following four training requests were approved: Chief Dennis McDonough and Sgt. David Starzynski will attend a TAC officer training session on April 25 in Monroeville, at no cost to the Township. Officer William Stewart will attend “Basic Alert Active Shooter Training” on May 8-9 in Baldwin at a cost of $12.

there were thefts from a number of unlocked vehicles. The chief advised to make sure cars are locked once parked. He also said that two suspects involved in a robbery were caught and are currently in the Allegheny County Jail. The South Park Board of Supervisors with their In spite of these Safewise certificate for being the 10th safest recent thefts, the community in the United States, out of 100. police chief also made Officer Brian Rucienski will attend known that South Park Township is the “Firearms Instructor” training, on number 10 on safewise.com, which May 15-19 at the Pennsylvania State reports the 100 safest communities. Police Training Center, at a cost of $30. The Township received a certificate The Township Manager, Karen that awards South Park for this accomFosbaugh, and Township administrative plishment. Walter Sacinsky added that the recent assistants, Adam Mark and Chris Satter, attended the 2017 Spring Educational Easter Bunny event went well and there Conference on April 7 at Seven Springs was a good turnout. He said that the attendance to the event seems to grow at a total cost of $525. As for some final comments, Chief each year. He also mentioned that McDonough said that there have been everyone who attended the creek cleansome thefts in the area. In particular, up worked hard and did a great job.


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Business & Merchant News MVRCC May Luncheon Features Panel Discussion

MVRCC Celebrates Grand Opening of Major Love Daycare

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Clarion Inn, Rostraver Township. Registration begins for the event at 11:45 and the program will conclude at 1 p.m. The three commission chairs from Fayette, (Vincent Vicites) Washington (Larry Maggi), and Westmoreland (Gina Cerilli) Counties will participate in an interactive panel discussion. Fayette, Westmoreland, and Washington MVRCC President James Protin will serve as moderator. Members and Counties will be represented at a panel discusat the Chamber’s May member luncheon. guests will be updated on the state of sion Pictured are (l to r) Gina Cerilli, Larry Maggi, the three counties that comprise a and Vince Vicites, who are Chairs of major part of the mid-Mon Valley and Westmoreland, Washington, and Fayette will be familiarized with county leadCommissions, respectively. ership. The commissioners will address future plans for their respective counties and its impact in the mid-Mon Valley. Reliance Business Solutions will serve as the luncheon sponsor. “We are pleased to be hosting the commissioners at our May event,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director. “This event replaces the March event which was cancelled because of severe weather predictions.” Reservations are required and the cost is members: $16/person, non-members: $18/person. Reservations may be made by calling the Chamber office at 724-4833507, or email members@mvrchamber.org. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted and online registration is available at www.mvrchamber.org.

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) was on hand to help celebrate the opening of Major Love Daycare, located at 600 Donner Ave. in Monessen. Major Love Daycare provides a unique and safe learning environment that focuses on the child, as well as the family. The 24-hour facility concenPictured are Charlie Batch, former Pittsburgh Steeler trates on furthering chiland cousin of the owner; Donna Majors, owner; Holly dren's mental, emotional, Parrish, owner; Lou Mavrakis, Mayor of Monessen; and physical, and spiritual Debbie Buck, Chamber Executive Committee. (MEPS) abilities to help them succeed throughout their lives. Through active community events and strong Biblical principles, childcare services can not only relieve stress on the parents in addition to their child gaining many benefits to help them now and as they continue to grow. The facility is owned by Donna Majors and Holly Parrish. Please find out more about Major Love Daycare and their dedicated, experienced staff at www.majorlovedaycare.com or by calling 724-243-2300 for a tour today.

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WOMEN’S BUSINESS NETWORK MAY MEETINGS The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit www.wbninc.com. 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, May 3 and 17. Contact Cherie Pikelis at 412-594-7553. • The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn - The Meadows, 255 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, May 10 and 24. Contact Priscilla Pfanstiel-Robinson at 412-916-2914. • 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, May 9 and 23. Contact Barbara DeJohn at 412600-5483. • 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, May 4 and 18. Contact Susan Ceklosky at 412-334-3230.


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Stephanie Wehrle-Davies Family Dentistry Named MACC April Business of the Month Stephanie Wehrle-Davies Family Dentistry works to provide excellent dental care to the local community. Dr. Davies’ father, Dr. Thomas Wehrle, enjoyed practicing in Monongahela before retiring. Dr. Davies is thankful to continue her father’s business with a wonderful staff. Business hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 12:30 – 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 724 258 4710 to make an appointment.

Community Bank Shines in MVRCC Spotlight for April The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) is pleased to name Community Bank as its April Spotlight business. Pat McCune, president and CEO of Community Bank, likes to point out that Community Bank, “with a capital ‘C,’ capital ‘B,’ feels an obligation to epitomize all that comprises a community bank, lowercase ‘c,’ lowercase ‘b.’” For Community Bank, a 116-year-old financial institution formed in 1901, they embrace their founding philosophy of ‘neighbor helping neighbor.’ “That's what we do every day," said McCune. This ingredient is part of why Community Bank was named among the top 200 community banks by American Banker Magazine in 2016. In 2015, they were also awarded the Bauer Financial “Five Star Award” for outstanding performance and safety, augmented by an award from Sandler O’Neill as one of the top 34 community banks in the U.S. Community Bank leaders started the “Community Bank Cares” program in March 2014. With each direct loan of more than $50,000, the customer can designate a charity that the bank then donates $100 to in unrestricted funds. Nonprofits –both local and national – schools, fire companies, and more have benefited from this initiative. Another beneficiary of the bank’s generosity was the Graham Street Park, now known as the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. This park is now a multi-sport venue with updated facilities, a new handicapped-accessible playground and security upgrades to keep the park safe for families. Based in Greene County in the town of Carmichaels, the locally owned and operated bank's service area stretches into Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties, also serving customers to the south and west of Pittsburgh, with 16 offices. Please visit www.communitybank.tv for a complete listing of branch locations and hours.

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MON VALLEY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Cavcon Construction Company Ray Duffy 211 Hoff Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601 724-834-5220 x 101 • www.cavcon.com General Contractor Bud Cook, PA State Representative 55 Gosai Drive, Suite 112, Bentleyville, PA 15134 855-271-9380 • www.repbudcook.com Associate Member Charleroi Lanes Tammy Indorante 1302 Prospect Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022 724-469-1021 Bowling/Entertainment D.J. Jerry J Jerry L. Jericho, Charleroi, PA 15022 724-263-6682 Disc Jockey Jerry's Catering Service Kathy Broadwater PO Box 772, Legion Street Republic, PA 15475 www.jerryscateringservice.com Caterer

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Life'sWork of Western PA Mon Valley Division Edward M. Frye 222 Nazareth Dr, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-684-3630 • www.lifesworkwpa.org Non-Profit Organization Major Love Daycare LLC Holly Parrish/Donna Majors 600 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062 724-314-8169 • www.majorlovedaycare.com Daycare Mackin Engineering Company James Protin, Jr. 530 McKean Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022 412-721-0620 www.mackinengineering.com Engineer Mary Kay Paige Findley 128 Franklin Drive, Brownsville, PA 15417 724-797-0508 www.marykay.com/pfindley 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 www.valevista.com Real Estate Development Washington Winery Charleroi Casey Clark 532 McKean Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022 724-710-0804 Winery Bud Cook, PA State Representative 55 Gosai Drive, Suite 112 Bentleyville, PA 15134 855-271-9380 www.repbudcook.com Elected Official Charleroi Lanes Tammy Indorante 1302 Prospect Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022 724-469-1021 Bowling/Entertainment D.J. Jerry J Jerry L. Jericho Charleroi, PA 15022 724-263-6682 Disc Jockey Jerry's Catering Service Kathy Broadwater PO Box 772, Legion Street Republic, PA 15475 www.jerryscateringservice.com Caterer Major Love Daycare LLC Holly Parrish/Donna Majors 600 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062 724-314-8169 www.majorlovedaycare.com Daycare Mackin Engineering Company James Protin, Jr. 530 McKean Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022 412-721-0620 www.mackinengineering.com Engineering Firm Washington Winery Charleroi Casey Clark 532 McKean Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-710-0804 Winery


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Joey D’s Café Offers Great Meals Close to Home

The facility can accommodate 78 patrons.

By Beth Stroud Nestled halfway between Finleyville and New Eagle at 2130 Route 88 is the mid-Mon Valley’s newest diner. Monongahela native Joe Debevec recently opened the kitchen at Joey D’s Café in a spot where other proprietors had attempted to serve the local comJoey D’s has opened on Route 88 halfway munity in the past. between Finleyville and New Eagle. However, Debevec’s efforts went beyond “just another restaurant” when he brought his vision to life after 18 months of expanding and renovating his building from the ground up. Knotty pine wood, warm brown tiles and a new stainless steel kitchen sets the foundation of an inviting café where diners can enjoy made to order breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and breakfast only on Sunday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Joey D’s menu offers a variety of “comfort food” using meats and cheeses from locally owned Cheplic Packing, Inc. and produce from Jordan Banana. Some of the most popular menu items include an array of omelets with homemade home fries, stacks of pancakes and French toast, fried/baked cod, burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, fresh cut fries and crisp and hearty salads. Debevec brought his family’s southern fried buttermilk chicken sandwich to the menu along with daily homemade soups and his specialty coffee blend. The newest introduction to Joey D’s menu includes his signature chicken wings and sauce that took him five years to perfect. Daily specials for all three meals including unique sandwiches and select entrees are offered in addition to the full menu. Debevec had served as a cook for years at the Yorkshire Inn in Pleasant Hills and was the owner of Debevec Pizza and BBQ which was located in North Charleroi from 1998-2001. When the opportunity presented itself to return to the restaurant business, Debevec didn’t hesitate to take it. Joey D’s Café offers a welcoming atmosphere where friends and families can come together for a delicious meal close to home. Joey D’s can accommodate 78 patrons in comfortable booths, free-standing tables and at the bar which faces into the kitchen. The owner and staff thoroughly enjoy serving their regulars as well as new customers. Ample parking can be found on either side of the building and take-out for those who would prefer to dine at home is available. The café may be rented for private parties outside of regular business hours by calling 724-258-2953. Be sure to like Joey D’s Café on Facebook.

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Charleroi’s Shekinah Western Ranch Camp Celebrates 15th Years of Service to the Mon Valley This summer, Shekinah Western Ranch Camp will be celebrating its 15th year of saddling up horses, hosting young men and women, and sharing a message of hope. “Every year has had something new and special. All of the young guys and gals who have come through this program hold such a high place in my heart and I will never forget the smile of each one,” proclaimed Tom Ravasio, the founder and director when asked about his favorite year of camp. Nestled in Twilight Burrow of Charleroi lies the peaceful 21-acre campground equipped with all a kid could dream of: zip line, rock wall, swimming pool, fishing pond, horse arena, basketball court, challenge course, mini-golf, petting zoo, and the list goes on. “The program has evolved since day one. We now have three forms of camp to engage even more with the community around us,” said Ravasio, continuing, “We have the Lil’ Buckaroo day camp for the 5-8-year-olds, overnight camp for 9-16years-olds to stay for a week, and our discipleship program for 13-17-year-old girls who want an in-depth 3-week training experience.” Additionally, the camp now offers a sports week program in July. “Through all the change and growth over the years, we have kept the truth of Jesus at the center of all we do, and to me that is the greatest thing we can offer,” said Ravasio. There is no doubt that Shekinah Ranch Camp is great place to send children for horses, sports, and faith, and they have 15 years of great service to the Mon Valley to prove it. For more details on the camp, visit their website at www.yourcamp.org, call at 724-483-4343, or connect with them on Facebook at Shekinah Western Ranch Camp.

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MVRCC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Washington Winery

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (MVRCC) participated in a ribbon cutting for Washington Winery, Charleroi, located at 532 McKean Avenue in Charleroi. Angela Burgess, who co-owns Washington Winery and A&M Wine & Beer Supplies with her husband, John, partnered with Casey Clark of Off the Wall Arts to launch the winery’s first satellite store. Pictured are (l-r): Eric and Casey Clark, Off the Wall Arts and Washington Winery Charleroi; Angela Burgess, Washington Winery; and Ed Bryner, Charleroi Councilman.


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VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER MAY 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 May: May 11 Lunch: 12 p.m. Our guest will be Don Roach, vocalist, and Elizabeth Jefferies on the piano. May 25 Lunch: 12p.m. Monthly birthday party. Come and celebrate with those having a birthday in May. Happy birthday to Anna Banahasky, Beverly Henry, Darlene Panza, Richard Roberts, Phyliss Permar, and Charles Telban. All seniors are welcome. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Carolyn Dagg at 412-833-7111.

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Senior Expo Attracts a Big Crowd By Ken Askew Streets within two blocks of the Bethel Park Community Center were lined with cars on April 11. Like airplanes circling an airport waiting for a landing place, cars cruised the parking lot, searching for a coveted parking space close to the entrance door. Pictured at the Senior Expo in Bethel Park are (l-r): Once inside, there PA Representative Rick Saccone, Char Tibbitt, PA Senator was a flurry of activity Guy Reschenthaler, and Stacey Reibach. in the crowded hall, resembling bees on a honeycomb, with Seniors flitting from table to table. About 40 exhibitors from non-profit and profit corporations and government agencies were there to educate the Seniors on what services and products are available to them. Health screenings and many door prizes were offered. Seniors exiting the Expo could be seen lugging large bags full of informative pamphlets and brochures. The event was co-sponsored and attended by PA Representative Saccone (39th District) and PA Senator Guy Reschenthaler (37th District). Organization and planning duties were provided by Char Tibbitt, Saccone’s District Office Manager, and Stacey Reibach, Reschenthaler’s Director of Community Outreach.

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WEST NEWTON CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS MAY EVENTS West Newton Center for Active Adults, 109 W. Main St., West Newton, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a full beauty shop on premises. Call and ask for Judy: 724-872-4976. We offer daily cards, Wednesday bingo, pool, Wii bowling, and lunch (your order must be in by Tuesday each week to Lisa Marchetti, manager). • May 6 – Fundraiser - stuffed pork chop dinner at Gary's Chuck Wagon Restaurant, 109 S. Second St. West Newton, 4 - 7 p.m. $12. Pork chop, potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, green beans, drink, dessert. Tickets at Gary's and the Center. • May 12 - Carnegie Feather and Fur will be bringing live animals at 10:30 a.m. • May 18 - Coffee and Canvas - all supplies are provided for a canvas painting with two artists to help you. $20. 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. • May 9 - Lunch and a show. $5. Featuring Cindy Speck, ventriloquist, with lunch at noon and show at 1 p.m. • May 22 - Lunch and a show. $5. Featuring Cathi Rhodes, singing songs from across the USA with lunch at noon and show at 1 p.m. Monthly one-day gambling trips: • May 7 - Pirates versus Brewers and Aug 18 - Pirates versus Cardinals. Bus and all-you-can-eat seats for $75. • May 23 - Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Cumberland, MD. $30 with golfing. $65 - 18 holes and cart. Bus. Gamblers receive $20 free play. • June 9 - Rogers Ohio Flea Market. $31. Departs WN at 8 a.m. and from BV Park ‘n’ Ride at 8:15 a.m. All of our trips are by Quest bus, and your full payment is your reservation. Mail your check to the center or stop in with payment. Cancellations are accepted only if you replace yourself or check with us for a standby list.

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YOUR HEALTH MVH Introduces Mon-Vale Nephrology Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc., parent company of Monongahela Valley Hospital and Mon-Vale Specialty Practices, now offers Mon-Vale Nephrology. Long-term medical staff member and Mon Valley resident, Ronald Lutes, D.O., will lead the newly formed specialty practice, along with, Devon Carson, CRNP. Mon-Vale Nephrology will serve the residents of the Mid-Monongahela Valley with the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy. Dr. Lutes was born and raised in Charleroi. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where Devon Carson, CRNP upon graduating, completed his and Ronald Lutes, D.O. residency. Dr. Lutes returned to western PA where he completed his fellowship in nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian. Dr. Lutes is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association in nephrology and internal medicine. “We are so excited to be given this opportunity and to be a part of the Mon-Vale Specialty Practices family,” said Dr. Lutes. Mon-Vale Nephrology is located in the Spartan Medical Center, the former site of Mon Valley Catholic High School, on Coyle Curtain Road in Carroll Township. Mon-Vale Nephrology is now open and accepting appointments. To schedule an appointment, call 724-483-4083.

Free Posture Screenings and Blood Pressure Checks Offered by Hamilton Chiropractic Hamilton Chiropractic is once again proud to hold free posture screenings and blood pressure checks at the following senior centers on the following dates. New for this year we have added essential oils as part of our exposition so be sure to join us at one of the following events! All events are scheduled from 10am to noon. Hope to see you there. • Monongahela Senior Center- May 5 • Center on the Hill-May 10 • Donora Senior Center- May 17 • Monessen Senior Center- May 19 • Perryopolis Senior Center- May 22

Monongahela Valley Hospital Earns “A” Rating on Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scorecard Monongahela Valley Hospital earned an “A” rating on the Hospital Safety Scorecard from the Leapfrog Group in terms of patient safety. An “A” rating from this respected national organization is one of the most meaningful grades a hospital can receive. The Hospital Safety Scorecard is considered the gold standard for patient safety and is one of the most trusted resources used by patients seeking high-quality, safe care. “The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score of an “A” recognizes the commitment shown by the physicians, nurses and staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital to deliver safe and quality care to every patient every day,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH’s president and CEO. “This rating confirms our staff’s commitment to applying bestpractices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients.” The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 by large employers and purchasers to drive a movement for quality and safety in American health care. The Group’s Hospital Safety Score is collected to transparently report hospital performance in order for consumers to find the highest-value care and make informed decisions. In addition to the Leapfrog Group rating, Monongahela Valley Hospital received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospital’s for Patient Safety and has been ranked Among the Top Three Medium-sized Hospitals in the United States in Patient Satisfaction by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

MAY NEWS FROM THE CLAIRTON AARP Clairton AARP #1612 will meet Wednesday, May 24 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th Street, Clairton. Donuts and coffee are served at 9:30 a.m. followed by a short meeting. Guest entertainers are the Vintage Radio Players recreating some of your favorite radio shows using original scripts. A hot sandwich lunch will be served for $3/members and $4/non-members. Make a reservation, or request a copy of our newsletter, by calling Kathy at 412-854-0594. Our next bus tour is to Lancaster, PA and the Millennium Theatre for “Jonah,” followed by a trip to Green Gables Restaurant for dinner and the performance of “The Last Potluck Supper” at the Mountain Playhouse in June. Please call Margie at 724-872-1165 or Mary at 412-233-9028 for complete details. A full summer is planned with a June luncheon at the South Hills Country Club and our annual picnic in July.


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL MAY 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). MONDAY, MAY 1, 8, 15 AND 22 — LEARN TO PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you learn to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes prevention program is a support group that meets weekly for six months. Upon completion, the support group will meet monthly over the next six months. For more information, call 724-258-1483. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MAY 2, 3 AND 4 — MANAGING YOUR DIABETES 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-2581483. TUESDAY, MAY 2 — RSDS SUPPORT GROUP 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 — “HOW TO LIVE WITH OSTEOPOROSIS”

6 p.m., ECC. Nurse Health Educator, Donna Hatalowich, is the speaker for the third of the three part Living Well Series. She will discuss how to live with the diagnosis of Osteoporosis. WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 AND FRIDAY, May 19 — 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. As a Twelve-Step program, the group offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope. The NarAnon program is based on a set of spiritual principles and has no affiliation with any denomination. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 412-5124718. MONDAY, MAY 8 AND 22 — SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-268-1144. WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 — DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 6 - 8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Room 120. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-2581483. WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 — PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and caregivers are

invited to attend this free support group. For more information, call 724292-9404. TUESDAY, MAY 16 — BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: HARMONICAS FOR HEALTH 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. Better Breathers Club offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others. The group helps give you the tools to live the best quality of life you can. Topics include how COPD affects your lungs as well as techniques and medications that can improve your quality of life. The unique Harmonicas for Health program helps people with COPD to improve breath control. Registration is required. To register, call 724-2581932. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MAY 16, 17 AND 18 — 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. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-2581483. TUESDAY, MAY 16 — 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 disor-

der as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333. SATURDAY, MAY 20 — GALA 29 Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh. Rustic Elegance Gala 29 will offer food and drink, entertainment, recognition of awardees and more. Black tie preferred $175 per person. For information, call 724-258-1855. WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 — ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483. THURSDAY, MAY 25 — 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. TUESDAY, MAY 30 — AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR/AED - 8 a.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.

LifeSpan Plans Walk as Spring Fundraiser on May 13th It's time to get excited about LifeSpan's spring fundraiser - The Highmark ‘Walk for a Healthy Community’ event. LifeSpan's goal is to raise $10,000. If you, your family, friends or neighbors have benefited from the critical support services LifeSpan offers, please sign up or donate today. All donations go directly to LifeSpan. Don't just donate - come down and spend a morning in the "Burgh" with us on May 13 at Stage AE. Register online or in person. Registration on the day of the race is at 7:45 a.m. - 5K walk begins at 9 a.m. and one-mile fun walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Donations are also accepted by mail: Send your check made payable to LifeSpan, Inc. to 314 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120. Please note “walk donation” in the memo section. For more information, please call 412-464-1300 or visit www.walkforahealthycommunity.org.


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School News...School News Mr. Bill Powers, CEO of the PixContoller Company, Visits Jefferson Elementary School First Grade Classroom Mrs. McCullough, first grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary, has introduced a special science unit combining the study of eagles with solar energy. Before the Hays eagle nest was blown away in the wind storm, the class observed and studied the nest in their classroom via the PixController website. To reinforce classroom studies, Mrs. McCullough reached out specifically to Mr. Powers and his company, which installed the camera and solar panels that power the Hays eagle nest camera. Mr. Powers visited the first graders on Thursday, March 23, 2017 to learn more about their exciting projects in their classroom and to talk to them about his eagle camera technology. The students were amazed to see all the many different species of wildlife footage captured by the PixCams. Mr. Powers and his company have about 17 streaming cameras that must be continually monitored for battery power, video streaming and security. The camera system is a unique system that is custom designed and manufactured by PixController, Inc. The camera video feed is streamed over a cellular network, and the system is powered by 360 watts of solar panels to keep the batteries running. Mrs. McCullough and her students showed Mr. Powers the mini windmills that they worked on with the fourth grade students. To facilitate this project, Mrs. McCullough received funding through Tom’s of Maine and an independent donor to purchase 12 mini windmills and solar panels for a multidisciplinary project engaging her first grade class with the fourth grade students. Mr. Powers was so impressed with Mrs. McCullough’s students and the innovative, hands-on learning taking place in the classroom that he would like to engage the class in a golden eagle research project next year!

Thomas Jefferson High School Seniors Take First Place at PicoCTF Competition Thomas Jefferson High School seniors Bret Barkley and Jonan Seeley, under the guidance of Mr. Frank Staffen, recently competed in the PicoCTF national competition. Bret and Jonan teamed up with players from Stuyvesant High School and tied for first place in the high school division. Out of over 10,000 teams made up of college, high schools and others competing this year, Brett and Jonan’s team took third-place overall in the competition! PicoCTF competition is a computer security game run by Carnegie Mellon University and targeted at middle and high school students with college teams participating in it as well. The game consists of a series of challenges centered around a unique storyline where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge. The topics include forensics, cryptography, reverse engineering, web exploitation, binary exploitation, network analysis, steganography, and file carving. The challenges are all set up with the intent of being hacked, making it an excellent, legal way to get hands-on experience. Last year, Bret and Jonan finished at the top of the Northeast Region for the CSAW (Cyber Security Awareness Week) in November 2016 sponsored by NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Congratulations to Mr. Staffen, Bret and Jonan!

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WCCF EPK Fund Awards $78,500 in Preschool Scholarships Through its EPK Fund, the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded more than $78,500 in need-based scholarships to 100 students attending pre-school programs at five participating Washington County schools: Central Christian Academy, John F. Kennedy Catholic School, Madonna Catholic Regional School, the Mon Valley YMCA, and the Village of FPC. The scholarships in this cycle were sponsored by corporate contributors including EQT, First Commonwealth, First Niagara, Highmark, Northwest Savings Bank, and UPMC Health System through the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Representatives from Northwest Savings Bank and the WCCF recently visited the participating schools to meet with staff and students to present the scholarships. “The Village is so pleased to partner with the Washington County Community Foundation’s EPK scholarship program, which enables businesses to designate a portion of the tax dollars to early childhood education. This program provides working families with scholarships that help to make quality child care more affordable. What a win-win situation for the businesses, families, children, and community!” remarked Cherie Sears, Village of FPC President. Cumulatively, the WCCF has awarded more than $410,500 in EPK Fund scholarships. In addition to the EPK Fund, the Foundation also accepts EITC contributions through its ESO Fund to provide scholarships for financially needy students attending qualifying K-12 private schools and through the EIO Fund to provide funding for innovative programs at local public schools. Local businesses who are interested in learning how they may receive tax credits of

Northwest Savings Bank Branch Manager Angie Stay (in white) and WCCF Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle member Gwendolyn Simmons (in black) recently met with Mon Valley YMCA students and staff to present EPK Fund scholarships totaling more than $54,000.

75% to 100% for qualifying contributions to the WCCF are encouraged to visit the “EITC & OSTC Programs” section of www.wccf.net or contact the Foundation at 724-222-6330. The mission of the Washington County Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Washington County by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. A 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, the Foundation has more than $18 million in assets and has distributed more than $8.2 million in charitable grants in six broad categories of arts and humanities, education, environment and animal welfare, health and fitness, human needs, and religion and faith-based programs.


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$45,000 in EIO Fund Grants Awarded to Local School Districts WCCF Trustee Tammy Hardy and Nan Campbell of Washington Financial met with Yvonne Jones’ kindergarten class at Borland Manor Elementary School to learn more about the Science Matters program.

The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently awarded EIO Fund grants totaling more than $45,000 to seven Washington County school districts through the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Funding for the grants was provided by Washington Financial with each school district receiving a $6,430 grant to support innovative educational programs. Washington Financial Branch Managers, WCCF Trustee Tammy Hardy, and WCCF Allocations and Programs Coordinator Jill Peth recently met with school district staff and students to present the grants and discuss the implementation of the programs. Avella Area School District plans to use its grant to purchase a laser engraver for the Innovation Lab which offers comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) instruction to enhance the core curriculum. Burgettstown Area School District will use its grant to purchase laptops that will support the Lego WeDo Robotics Kits and other technologies used in the Burgettstown Area Elementary Center (BAEC) Makerspace. Canon-McMillan School District will use the funding to support the Science Matters program, a hands-on science program which delivers challenging science curricula in a problemsolving environment through themed activity kits. Fort Cherry School District plans to use its technology grant for laptops for the Fabrication Lab as well as additional access points to provide more efficient Internet access to the computer science lab. Peters Township School District’s

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MVRCC Awards Scholarship to Douglas Education Center Student The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Samantha Trout, a student at Douglas Education Center. The scholarship was funded with proceeds from the 2016 Melvin B. Bass Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured are (l-r): Kevin Fear, DEC Chief Marketing Officer; Debbie Keefer, Mon Valley Chamber of Commerce; Pictured are (l-r) Sarah Glaneman, Samantha Trout, DEC medical JJ Glaneman, Gracie Rodriguez, Blake Eisel and Brenna LaMendola. assistant program student; Raelynn Jackson, DEC instructor of Allied Health Programs; and Amanda Phillips, DEC Executive Director of Financial Aid.

Pi Day Celebrated at Madonna Catholic First grade students along with Superintendent Dr. James Walsh welcomed Washington Financial Branch Manager Tiffany Presto to the Burgettstown Area Elementary Center Makerspace.

technology grant will be used to support the Think Through Math program, a computer-based, individualized program in which the students can complete lessons at home that correspond to the curriculum. Trinity Area School District will use its technology grant to enhance the second grade curriculum and provide differentiated reading and mathematics instruction through the use of iPads. Washington School District was awarded a technology grant to purchase additional equipment for the Innovation Lab, a collaboration of Technology Education, Family Consumer Science, and Art classes. Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors, the WCCF has cumulatively awarded more than $880,000 in EIO Fund grants to innovative programs at local public schools across the county. Local businesses who are interested in learning how they may receive tax credits of 75% to 100% for qualifying contributions to the WCCF are encouraged to visit www.wccf.net or contact the Foundation at 724-2226330.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. The students at Madonna Catholic Regional School Pictured are (l-r) Sarah Glaneman, JJ Glaneman, Gracie in Monongahela took part Rodriguez, Blake Eisel and Brenna LaMendola. in many activities to explore this phenomenon, including a scavenger hunt, measuring, defining and calculating different circular objects. Sixth graders pictured here created Pi Day T-shirts to also celebrate the birthday of Albert Einstein on Pi Day.

Monongahela Donora Leo Club from Madonna Catholic Regional School Holds Fundraiser The Monongahela Donora Leo Club from Madonna Catholic Regional School hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on April 9 at Madonna Catholic Regional School. The Leo Club host many fundraisers during the year in efforts to help the local community. Other events held this year included a pancake breakfast, collecting pop tabs for local veterans, and a Fall Fleatique bake sale. There are a total of 27 students enrolled in the Leo Club this year.

Pictured are (l-r): Jesse Sala, John Glaneman, Sarah Glaneman, Rebecca Grandinette (president), Katie BradyBishop, and Sophia Startare (secretary). Front: Dominic Romasco, Amya Stodolak.


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Old Trails Business and Professional Women’s Club Names Alexis Marchando as April Student of the Month Old Trails Business and Professional Women's Club held their April meeting at King's in Bentleyville, where they honored the April Student of the Month. Alexis Marchando is the daughter of John and Debbie Marchando of Brownsville. She is a senior at Beth Center High School, taking weighted courses in chemistry and Spanish, among others. She is in Youth Traffic Safety, the Leo Club, participates in the reading competition and plays piano. Alexis is also on the soccer team and the track team. Alexis Marchando Alexis plans on attending a four year college majoring in biology. She has been accepted a Coastal Carolina, Waynesburg and Robert Morris but has not as of yet decided which to attend.

West Jefferson Hills School District Teacher Named as 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Finalist Mr. Adam Gebhardt, art education teacher in the West Jefferson Hills School District, was named as one of the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year finalists, as announced by Governor Tom Wolf on April 13, 2017. Mr. Adam Gebhardt Gebhardt is one of twelve educators nominated by students, parents, colleagues and members of the community who wish to recognize teacher achievements both in and outside the classroom. "It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a finalist for Pennsylvania teacher of the year,” said Gebhardt. I am so grateful to teach such amazing students in a great school alongside so many other inspiring teachers!" Mr. Gebhardt teaches art education at Jefferson and Gill Hall Elementary Schools and has been the recipient of several educational grants for his innovative teaching methodology combining technology and art education. He is also the program leader and grant writer for Jefferson Elementary School’s SpotEd Media Center which provides 21st century learning initiatives merging visual media with traditional classroom instruction. The 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year will be announced in December 2017 in Hershey, PA at the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s annual professional development conference. The purpose of the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year program is to celebrate excellence in teaching, honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the young people of Pennsylvania, and select a nominee for the National Teacher of the Year award.

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Mon-Yough Trinity Charge Youth-Led Service Planned for May 7th The Mon-Yough Trinity Charge (comprised of Belle Vernon First, Concord and Perryopolis United Methodist Churches) will have a special youth-led service on Sunday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Perryopolis United Methodist Church. There will be a covered dish dinner following the service. Bring along your favorite dish and join in the good food and fellowship. For those wishing to attend a traditional service, Concord UMC will be holding their regular service at 8:45 a.m. for anyone wishing to attend. We encourage all members and friends of the Charge to attend this service to show support to our youth and their leaders.

First Church of God May Events First Church of God is located at 157 N. Second St West Newton, PA. Pastor Beth Dunlap and Asst. Pastor Susan McMichael can be reached at 724-8727467. Sunday school – 9:30 a.m., evening youth group - 6 p.m., evening services – 7 p.m. Bible study Tuesdays at the West Newton Center for Active adults – 9:30 a.m. Bible study at the church – Thursdays – 7 p.m. Each Monday our church is open for a time of prayer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come and pray. Join us on Sundays for Sermon directly from our Bible verse and a service filled with beautiful music and fellowship. Election Day Luncheon - May 16 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Soup, salads, sandwiches, beverages, desserts. Our church is handicapped-accessible with a

ramp at the right of the church and inside, there is an elevator to take you to the downstairs dining room. Premier Jewelry Fundraiser - May 26 at 7 p.m. Come and socialize, see beautiful jewelry, and enjoy a delightful dessert. Call Kathy Joseph at 724-8356047 for additional information.

tion, has its 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. The groups each separate into their own small groups.

May News from the South Hills Assembly of God Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair Offers Summer Programs For Children

South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for May. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsag.org. Hillcrest Christian Academy’s Middle School Concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1. Admission is free. Miracle Healing Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 8 with Pastor Rick Kardell; music by Healing Waters Praise Team. Jesus showed that divine healing is a vital part of God's plan for mankind. Fast and pray; bring the sick and afflicted! Hillcrest Christian Academy’s Elementary School Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. Admission is free. HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men's fellowship breakfast fro 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men of all ages. Lunch Bunch Bible study and luncheon for adults meets from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by May 16. Gospel Women Prayer Group, a prayer and fellowship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Life Recovery, confidential Christian recovery group for any addic-

BRICKS 4 KIDZ CAMP - We learn, we build, we play with LEGO® bricks! Session 1: July 10 – July 14 MINING and CRAFTING Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® Bricks in this fun, engineering class! Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® Bricks. Session 2: August 14 – 18 BAT LEAGUE: HEROES & VILLAINS Campers will use their imaginations, building skills and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of bat heroes and villains! Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon Cost: $125 per session for first child in family. $115 per session for each additional child in family SUMMER BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS WORKSHOP (For boys and girls ages 7 – 11) The course will cover basic skills and fundamentals along with scrimmage games. Cost: $50 June 20, 21, and 22 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday INTRODUCTION TO BALLET: Incorporating Faith and Dance! (For children ages 3 – 5) Participants will receive an introduction to ballet, which consists of short ballet barre, stretching, and beginner ballet steps. At the end of each class children will hear and explore a short Bible verse that relates to class.

Instructor: Kiera Pyles, a competitive dancer for 14 years. June 3 – 24 or July 8 – 29 Saturdays: 9 – 9:45 a.m. Cost: $50 Visit our website at wroc.westminster-church.org or call Kathy Long 412-835-6630 details and registration information.

Riverview Baptist Church Announces Dates for Vacation Bible School Riverview Baptist Church on Main Street, New Eagle will again be holding its Vacation Bible School, titled MAKER FUN FACTORY, the week of June 19-23, 2017. The times will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. for ages 4 through high school. Come join us for a fun and rewarding experience.

First United Methodist Church May Events The First United Methodist Church of Monongahela welcomes you to come join us for a variety of activities. Friday Night Praise will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The spaghetti & meatball dinner with bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage will be held from 3 -6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. 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, May 11 with a mission project night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30. A sewing class meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. The First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome! For more information, contact the church office at 724-258-7054.


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'Special Day Apart' Set for May 20th for Elizabeth Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

Apostle William Burgess to Speak at Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship

The Elizabeth chapter of The Mary and Martha Joy Fellowship of Come Together in Jesus' Name will hold its annual Special Day Apart at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth on Saturday, May 20. There will be refreshments and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. Reservations costing $12 are necessary for a catered buffet lunch, which will be followed by an afternoon session at 1 p.m. Reservations must be received no later than Monday, May 13. Make your $12 check payable to Mary & Martha Joy Fellowship and mail to Virgie Vidil, 9911 Walker Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. The guest speakers will be Ray and Renaid Almgren, founders of Fire for the Nations International, which is a teaching, equipping and prophetic ministry based in Monroeville, PA. In 1998 they were catapulted into international ministry by the Holy Spirit, with assistance from Reinhard Bonnke. In March of 1999 they had a life-changing encounter with God’s presence. Since that time, they have ministered in 15 countries in Europe and Africa and minister regularly in Israel and France. Their passion is to see others experience God’s presence to be healed body, soul and spirit, as well as, to learn to hear His voice, discover their gifts and callings, and be released into ministry. Ray is a graduate of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX, and both are ordained through CFN’s Fellowship of Ministers and Churches.

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, at the corner of Sixth, Main and Chess Streets on Thursday evening, May 4 with Apostle William C. Burgess 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 free-will offering will be taken. Please enter the church from the Chess St. side. Apostle Burgess, a carpenter by trade, is the founder and overseer of The Lord’s Church of Washington, PA. He is actively involved in both spiritual and marketplace ministries serving the Lord in various venues for more than 30 years. God uses him prophetically and in the healing and deliverance ministries. He has ministered internationally to help build housing for orphans in Lichinga, Mozambique in Africa, as well as, renovating a nursery in San Nicolas, Argentina. Burgess Ministries was founded to build the kingdom of God by building people. God is using this ministry to bring leaders in the Pittsburgh area together for fellowship, corporate worship and the building of unity for the revival that is believed to be coming to our region. 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.

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‘Living Stations’ Easter Program Presented by North Belle Vernon’s St. Sebastian Students By Jill Runfola It was a holy experience as St. Sebastian Church in North Belle Vernon presented “Living Stations” on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Young students were cast in the roles and played their parts well. Directed by fine arts teacher Lance Russell, the program showed the audience the moving last days of Jesus Pictured are (l-r): In his role as Jesus, along the way of the cross to Calvary. Matthew Harris, Lance Russell, St. Sebastian’s principal is Nina director and teacher, and Joshua Kurian, Zetty. Students in “Living Stations” in 8th grade, as Pilot and Simon. attend her St. Sebastian Regional School and are in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. The program has been presented by the church for more than 20 years. Russell, who came to the school in January, brought new life to the production. He began preparing the cast at the beginning of March for the program. Matthew Harris, in 8th grade, says of his thoughts in portraying Jesus, “I think it’s an honor. I was really excited when he (Mr. Russell) told me I was going to be Jesus. I learned a lot from it—stuff that I never knew really happened, especially from His death.” The part of Mary was played by Anna Sedlak, in the 8th grade. Russell said about “Living Stations,” “We watch Jesus enter with His disciples and witness the betrayal of Jesus. Then starts the first station. This is where Jesus is condemned to death by Pilot in the crowd.” Costumed students positioned in the audience shout out to crucify him. He continued, “We travel along with Jesus as he takes up his cross. On this journey, he is united with his mother Mary. We also meet Veronica, and she wipes the sweat and blood off him with her veil which causes a miracle to happen—an image of Jesus appears on the veil. We continue our journey throughout the stations, and we will watch Jesus be stripped of his clothes and be nailed to the cross. We hear Jesus’ last breath in which he says, ‘Father forgive them for they know not what they do.’ Jesus will be taken down from the cross and put in the tomb.” By His Holy Cross, He has redeemed the world. Russell concluded, “It’s an honor to go back and trace the footsteps of Jesus and His journey with the cross—with it being a sad time of persecution, and with it being a time of beauty and love at the end.”


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Home & Garden Understand Hardiness Zones Before Planting Many home gardeners set out each spring to create landscapes that cater to all of the senses. But choosing plants that are unlikely to thrive in certain climates can lead to dissatisfaction and premature plant demise and may require gardeners to use more fertilizers, pesticides and other not-so-Earth-friendly techniques to help plants thrive. One of the more important steps gardeners can take is to educate themselves about plant hardiness zones. Hardiness zones are defined by the average climatic conditions of the region and are broken down into various zones. The USDA Hardiness Zone map divides North America into 13 separate zones. Each zone is marked by 10 F incremental differences from the last zone. The National Gardening Association says the USDA Hardiness Zone Map was revised in 2012. The latest version was jointly developed by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University’s PRISM Climate Group. The USDA and Oregon State University requested that horticultural and climatic experts review the zones in their geographic areas. As a result, the zone boundaries in the 2012 edition of the map have shifted in many areas. Canada’s Hardiness Zone map (Continued on page 49)

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BALDWIN BOROUGH Estate of Arlene Harriet Charles Estate of Helen Onda David Rayfield Bolten Estate of Marie Clancey Maria Cebula Donna Cunningham Housing & Urban Development Joseph Bauman Paramount Health Resources Inc. Richard Kilgore Mark William Petri et al. Jonathan Helman et al. Shirley Killgallon Janet Taylor Amanda Kay Anderle Jeffrey Weber Estate of Donald Macek Michael O’Hara et al. Andrew Knuth III George Wilson Michael Patrick Buzzelli Linda Mula Christian Connor Estate of Thelma DeMartino Estate of Patricia Aloisio Urban Capital Group LLC John Miller

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Caitlin Healy Brian D’Antonio Dale Gonzalez Richard and Kathleen Macurak Heather and Flavio Garcia SRJC Properties LLC Janine Brenneman Douglas and Miranda DeFrank JS Bethel Park L.P. Ian and Chamele Mathies Andrew and Elsbeth Pollman Ashley Cichowski William and Cynthia Erny Jennifer Blasiak and Clay Britton Gary and Natalie Kammeraad Andrew Knuth III Wilfred Turbeville Daniel and Jeanne Andreucci Nelson Nyirongo and Kati Ann McDonald Michael Fine and Mary Ann Lakandula Khagendra and Ganga Baral Jesse Campbell and Reita Kline Carlos Parra and Alexandra Thistlethwaite Sean Kidney

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CARROLL TOWNSHIP Joshua Snyder Maurice Lyons J. Robert Sirilla Elaine Rudinec Andras Et Al Dennis DuCarme Jesse Spaziani

JPMorgan Chase Bank Allen and Rosemary Losser Amanda Weiss Martin Hajduk Sarah Simmons Colton and Samantha Segelken

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Understand Hardiness Zones (Continued from page 48) uses nine different zones. Zone maps are tools that show where permanent landscape plants can adapt. Home gardeners who are looking for shrubs or perennials to last year after year should recognize that such plants must tolerate year-round conditions, including the lowest and highest temperatures and the amount of precipitation. Snow cover and humidity also can impact a plant’s propensity to thrive. Zone maps can be useful in planning and ensuring the survival of future gardens. Plant and seed manufacturer Burpee says that other factors to consider that also affect the viability of plants include wind, moisture and soil conditions. The company offers an interactive zone finder on their website that will indicate the hardiness zone as well as average first and last frost dates. Visit www.burpee.com/findgrowzone to enter a zip code. Learn more about plant hardiness at planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb.


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Addressing Spring Ant Problems The return of warm weather in the spring often marks the return of animals and insects as well. The spring season is a popular time for insects to mate and build nests. This also may be a time when homeowners see ant “swarms” in or around their homes. Ants and termites are social creatures, and when their colonies become too large, flying ants will spread out in search of new territories and to establish new queens. This mobility may also be coupled with an increasing number of ants marching on the ground and scaling walls. Although many species of ants are harmless, homeowners do not want to see ants inside their homes — especially in large numbers. The following strategies can help homeowners address ant infestations this spring. • Identify the type of ant around your property. Consult with online guides or books to identify the species

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1001-1/2 Third St. 803 Crest Ave. 1212 Lower Meadow Ave. 316 Crest Ave. 103 Lincoln Ave. 703 McKean Ave. 1024 Fallowfield Ave. 731 McKean Ave. 526 Washington Ave. 623 Washington Ave. 106 Prospect Ave. 1015 Shady Ave.

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654 Fifth St. 406-408 Murray Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $21,400). 227 Waddell Ave. 525 McCrea Ave. 309 First St. 630 Eighth St. Manor Road

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JEFFERSON HILLS Columbus Family Partn. LLP Bernard Eckley NVR Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Karen Sue Howe et al. Robert Kass MB2K Development Inc. Lawrence Watson Jon Telega Jason Sobeck Dorio Assoc. Donna Kerekanich Gilmore MSPW Real Estate Holdings LLC Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Edward Toth NVR Inc.

Bernard Jason and Christine Johnston Bradley and Heather Shaffer Brian Lorson and Patricia Philiph Glenn Labosco Stephen Meno Dante Harrell Anthony and Denise Barron Robert and Jillian Kearns Ruth Watson Brianna McGee and Ryan Snyder Steven and Andrea Richard Sarah O’Leary Ryan Nunez Andrea Germansky and Isaiah Michael Barrow Benjamin Walter and Heather Lyn Laboon John and Leah Marie Zeiler Kirsten Bilbie

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MONESSEN Joshua Turkovich Federal National Mortgage Assn. Jose Gabriel Edward Buraczewski Brian Peck US Bank NA trustee Dwyane Byron Jr. Estate of Thomas Pavelko Michael Shawn Perrin et al. Housing & Urban Development Sean Solomon

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Addressing Spring Ant Problems (Continued from page 51) of ant on your property. Knowing which species of ant is in or around your home can help you address the problem more effectively. • Create a food trap. Ants are attracted to various food sources, such as fats, sweets and proteins. Mixing a very small amount of a food with boric acid can help control ant populations. Ants will bring tainted food back to their colonies and perish. • Keep a clean house. Use vinegar, soap and water to clean areas where ants are seen. Many leave a scent trail of pheromones to tell others where to go for a food source. • Treat carpenter ants at the source. Carpenter ants will not bring back food to the nest. Instead, sprinkle diatomaceous earth, or DE, around outdoor nests to eradicate colonies. • Work with an exterminator. If home remedies do not work, consult with a trained exterminator. SH172802


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Did you know? According to Scotts®, a premier lawn seed and care company, grass clippings contain the same beneficial nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, as fertilizer. Grass clippings can provide as much as one-third of the annual feeding requirement of your lawn. Homeowners who mow their own lawns can save themselves the trouble of bagging and disposing of clippings by leaving the clippings on their lawns. To make the most of grass clippings, mow regularly so grass blades do not grow too high and make sure mower blades are sharp before moving. Blades that grow too high and get left behind on the grass may prevent the soil from getting the moisture it needs to thrive, so always mow before the grass gets too high. While grass clippings can benefit the soil and contribute to a lush and healthy lawn, always bag and remove clippings if you notice signs of disease in your lawn. Diseased clippings can spread fungus that affects the health and appearance of a lawn. It’s also acceptable to bag clippings if you want to add them to a compost pile that will be used to enrich the soil.

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NORTH BELLE VERNON Robert Githens

Edwina Matson

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

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Paula Carlson

Julie Anne Reid

346 Saratoga Drive

ROSTRAVER Thomas Crockett Dennis Smith William Breakiron Neal Rubin Estate of Jeffrey McClain Housing & Urban Development Castle 2016 LLC Estate of Mary Rita Ririe Paul Cervone Shirley Alvarez James Rose Joshua Honick Housing & Urban Development Andrea L.P. Framar Inc. Dennis Joel Tomcanin

Richard and Zoe Forsythe James Gillingham and Andrew Weiss Jr. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Bank New York Mellon Jeffrey McClain and Sandra Marsh McClain Shane Rosensteel Russell Henry and Susan Amos Haylie Marie Bennett John Micenko Jr. and Elizabeth Micenko Raymond and Jacki Feld David and Rebecca Comer Michael Kennedy II and Rechelle Kennedy Jason Aikins Thomas and Lindsey McNeil Ditt Bran L.P. Dennis Joel Tomcanin and Mary Urick

630 James Drive Patterson Lane 280 Walnut Lane 1427 Willowbrook Road 744 Fellsburg Road 507 Hickory Drive 326 Peach Ave. 134 Pleasant Valley Blvd. 240 Rosewood St. 969 Route 906 112 Allen Ave. 306 Davinci Court 423 Atwood Drive 169 Morningstar Drive SR 906 761 Tyrol Blvd.

SOUTH PARK B & B Rapid Property Solutions LLC 7 Star Ventures LLC Quality Rentals Richard Marone Patricia Lauth trustee NVR Inc. Southersby Development Corp. Estate of Arlene MacDonald Joseph Bellisario Jeffrey Prosen et al. Veronica Jones UGG Real Estate LLC

Matthew and Jessica Rebholz Kevin Miklusko Lakewood Real Estate Inc. Kevin Mettrick and Beth McCaskey Prayas Patel Richard and Jennifer Marone NVR Inc. Sherry and William Vargo Daniel and Stephanie McElhinney Tyler and Mallorie Trocano UGG Real Estate LLC Brian Richard Gasior

6206 Broad St. 6486 Library Road 2517 Bonnie Dell Drive 2605 Chalet Lane 1372 Main Blvd. 100 Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Way 117 Marias Way 6043 Murray Ave. 1305 Royal Park Blvd. 6510 Ventura Drive 3034 Amy Drive 3034 Amy Drive

Price $134,900. $200,500. $112,000. $9,123 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. $1,499 by sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deed. $90,000. $17,800. $10,500. $80,000. $327,500. $20,000. $58,500. $290,500. $41,500. $39,000. $125,000. $22,000. $188,900. $1,256,000. $66,000. $259,000. $176,000. $398,495. $53,000. $115,000. $238,000. $119,900. $80,000. $100,000.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

Buyer

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Price

Barbara Cornell Jessica Caruso NVR Inc. Southersby Development Corp. Adam Gavlak et al. William Barthelemy NVR Inc. Ann Greiner

Thomas and Katherine Cecil 600 Hidden Ridge Court 203 Christine Meyers and David Holsinger 2831 Kathy St. Jason and Leah Wolf 101 Maria’s Way NVR Inc. 105 Maria’s Way Frank and Kathleen Gavlak 1661 Connor Road Ashley Bon 3091 Dara Drive Joshua James Marshall and Kristen Elaine Albright 119 Maria’s Way Betsy Lynn Harrison 3118 Ridge Road

$121,000. $148,000. $300,235. $53,000. $155,689. $90,000. $362,725. $115,000.

SPEERS Housing & Urban Development

Michael Grimes

$25,202.

UNION TOWNSHIP William Oberman Tae Song Lee Renee Boyko

Natalie Checque Jan Marie Hirsh End Poverty Now Inc.

LSF9 Master Participation Trust

Jaime Bergstedt

WEST ELIZABETH Martha Nikolic Petras

William Dodds

311 Washington St.

$23,000.

WHITEHALL Douglas Sable Howard Gardner Judith Jacobs Smith Mark Schleicher Jr. Amy Horvath Donachy Jason Gerendash Shelley McLean Jessica Carter Geraldine Murphy

Tiffany Solomon Randy and Robin Monroe Jason Gourley Jodi and Joseph Schleicher Katelyn and Kevin Paul Kelly Shayne and Kathryn Ayers Nicholas and Lynn Laudato Joseph and Michelle Lydic Tammy Bliss trustee

4547 Country Club Drive 4702 Doyle Road 1514 Dunluce Drive 4789 Giese Drive 765 Greenlee Road 44 Windvale Drive 4741 Baptist Road 4824 Carlyn Drive 4464 Country Club Drive

$220,000. $173,500. $70,000. $200,000. $176,000. $176,000. $277,700. $155,000. $146,000.

150 Grandview Way 326 Garvin Road 127 Cinque Terra Place Finley Ave. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $19,500). 105 Cinque Terra Place

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$45,000. $154,500. $0 $147,500.

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Local People News MERRY ANDREJCHAK TO WED CHAD CYKTOR Debbie Boissin of Fallowfield Twp. and Tom Andrejchak of North Baltimore, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Merry Andrejchak, to Chad Cyktor, son of Sue and Terry Cyktor of West Newton. Merry is a 2006 graduate of Bentworth High School and received an associate degree from CCAC. She is currently employed by Community Action Southwest of Washington. Chad is a 2004 graduate of Belle Vernon High School and attended Westmoreland Community College. He is currently employed as a UPS Feeder Driver in New Stanton. Merry is the granddaughter of Louis Allen and Elva Boissin of Forward Twp. and Mary Ellen Andrejchak of Elizabeth and the late George Andrejchak. Chad is the grandson of Ethel Krasonic of West Newton and the late John and Connie Cyktor and the late Donna Carber. An October 2017 wedding is planned.

Local Professor Publishes Book on Poe and Dickinson Dr. Jody Spedaliere, who teaches English at both California University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, has recently published The First Post-Modernist Poets – Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson: A New Way of Reading Classic Texts. The study published by the Edwin Mellen Press demonstrates how Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson utilized postmodern literary devices in constructing their poetry, and why they should be considered the first postmoderns. The book is available through the publisher, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, among other retailers.

Murphy Honors Local World War II Veteran Recently, Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) honored local World War II veteran Paul Steitz at a medal ceremony in Mt. Lebanon. Mr. Steitz, 96, currently serves as a crossing guard at Hoover Elementary School. Private Steitz's family, as well as students from Hoover Elementary, also attended the ceremony. "Honoring those who have served Top row: Murphy, Pvt. Steitz; Pvt. Steitz's daughour nation is one of the most ter, Mary Sargent; son Hardie Steitz; Hoover important responsibilities I have in Elementary School Principal Nicci Giehll; and Mt. representing Pennsylvania's 18th Lebanon School District Superintendent Dr. Congressional District," said Timothy J. Steinhauer. Bottom row: Hoover Elementary second grade students. Congressman Murphy. "I thank Private Steitz for his brave service, as well as my hardworking staff who made sure he received the recognition he deserved." In January, 2017, Mr. Steitz contacted Murphy's office concerning his VA benefits. After learning he was a WWII veteran, Murphy's office encouraged Mr. Steitz to request a replacement set of medals. He received: the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge 1st Award, Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar and Rifle Bar, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII.


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Library News BALDWIN BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY 41 Macek Dr #115 Pittsburgh, PA 15227 412-885-2255 w w w.baldwinborolibrary.org Technology and Marketing Librarian: Pam Calfo

Baldwin Borough Public Library May Events For all of our programs, please visit the library’s website: www.baldwinborolibrary.org. Remake Learning Days - Friday, May 19 @ 3:30 p.m. - Join us at the library as we take part in Remake Learning Days! Introductory sewing machine skills will be taught to young makers (grades K-5) through the process of creating their own apron. Students will have the opportunity to select and cut their fabric as well as trim, work with patterns, learn basic sewing techniques and learn how to safely and properly operate a sewing machine. Registration required. We’re all Neighbors! A Community Culture Festival – Saturday, May 20 @ 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Brentwood Library Discover that what makes us different, makes our communities stronger. Celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Baldwin, Brentwood and Whitehall communities at a FREE, family-friendly event full of entertainment, music, and food. Learn about the culture and traditions of the nations and ethnic groups that make up our neighborhoods; speak with area service providers about their specific roles in support of local diversity; and taste traditional foods from different nations at our multicultural potluck. The event is being sponsored by the Baldwin, Brentwood and Whitehall Public Libraries. Better Business Bureau presents “Scams and Fraud” – Tuesday, May 23 @ 2 p.m. - BBB will discuss the latest scams and fraud that are targeting Western PA consumers at home, at work and on the internet. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a potential scam and how to report scams to BBB through BBB Scam

Tracker. Registration required. Free Bingo Fridays – Friday, May 26 @ 1 p.m. We’ll play 10 games of BINGO, enjoy light refreshments and win some cool prizes. Bring a friend! No registration required.

COMMUNITY CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY 3677 Myrtle Avenue Castle Shannon, PA 15234 412-563-4552 w w w.castleshannonlibrary.org Heather Myrah, Library Director

Community Castle Shannon Library May Events Upcoming Programs for Children and Teens at the Library Please note that registration is appreciated for all programs. This helps us prepare adequate materials. Register for a program by stopping at the Library, calling, or emailing Miss Heather at weleskih@einetwork.net. Family Movie Nights Bring your family to the Library for a movie night. We will be showing new releases and classics throughout the year with plenty of movies for everyone to enjoy. 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: May 2, May 23 LEGO Night Join us for a special LEGO themed program with games, a time of building, and snacks! May 9, 6:30 p.m. Tail-Waggin’ Tutors Sign up to join us for a special reading program! Each child will have the opportunity to read to one of our special doggie tutors. Register for this event to ensure we have enough dogs present. May 9; 7:008:00 p.m. Upcoming Programs for Adults at the Library To register for adult programs, please stop in or call the Library at 412-5634552.

OASIS Connections Computer Classes for Adults 50 & Older Registration is required. This program is being offered in partnership with Pittsburgh OASIS and is underwritten by The Fine Foundation. ALL COMPUTER CLASSES ARE HELD FROM 10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Introduction to Digital Photography Tired of having film developed? Want to share photos electronically via email and the Internet? Considering buying a digital camera? In this course you will learn about the advantages of digital photography and the equipment and features you need to know about when buying a digital camera. You will also get a brief introduction to software and websites for organizing, editing and sharing digital photos. Bring your camera, phone, cables, etc. to the class. Monday, May 8, Wednesday, May 10 and Friday, May 12 $15 for all three classes Introduction to Computers In this fun, hands-on course you will learn all the basic computer skills including using the mouse and keyboard, working with Microsoft Windows 7 and 10, using Microsoft Word, surfing the Internet and using Email. This course is ideal for someone who has a little experience with the computer but wants to know more. Monday, May 15, Wednesday, May 17, Monday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 24 $20 for all four classes

BELLE VERNON PUBLIC LIBRARY 505 Speer Street Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-929-6642 www.bellevernonlibrary.org Director: Adrianne McConville

Belle Vernon Public Library May Events Belle Vernon Public Library will be having a speaker from Westmoreland Cleanways discussing items like recycling, with a craft to follow, at their monthly storytime on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 5:30pm to 6:30 p.m. at the Belle Vernon

Public Library. All ages welcome. No registration required. Please call the library at 724-929-6642 for further details. Please help the Belle Vernon Library with their second annual All Donation Drive Fundraiser on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Start collecting all your gently used, clean, and saleable donations from the following list: books, sports equipment, tools, toys, shoes, pictures, musical instruments, linens, cooking accessories, electronics, glass and housewares, handbags, jewelry, and clothing. Your donations will help the library purchase new Bestseller books and DVDs. Summer hours begin in June which are: Monday - Thursday 10-7:30 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Sunday - closed.

BENTLEYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 931 Main Street Bentleyville, Pa 15314 724-239-5122 w w w.washlibs.org/bentleyville Acting Director: Char Carpenter

Bentleyville Public Library May Events Every Monday from 12 p.m. on we will have a ‘Make It Monday,’ sponsored by Friends of the Bentleyville Library. We will have an activity out all day that you can make here at the library. We will change it every week, so be sure to stop by and make something! The Bentworth Community Center Capital Campaign Committee is proud to announce the groundbreaking ceremony to be held on May 3, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bentleyville Public Library at 931 Main Street. May 8, the “Friends of the Library” will hold an open house at 6 p.m. If you have always wanted to help out the library and get involved, stop by and see what the Friends group is all about. They are always happy to have new members. All events will be at the library’s temporary location at the Fairpoint Building 608 Main Street in Bentleyville.

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DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY 510 Meldon Avenue Donora, PA 15033 724-379-7940 w w w.washlibs.org/donora

Donora Public Library May Events All programs are free to the public! Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays - CLOSED We will also be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th Board Meeting: Wednesday, May 3@ 6 p.m. Sonya’s Enchanted Garden: Monday, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 @ 2 p.m. Monongahela Valley Community Band Practice: Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bridge Club: Thursday, May 11 and 25 @ 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Knit and Crochet Club: Thursday, May 11 and 25 @ 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Book Club: Thursday, May 18 @ 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Story Time: Ages 5 and under Friday, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Wee Build: Ages 5 and under Saturday, May 20 @ 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Block Party: Ages 5 and under Saturday, May 27 @ 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Summer Reading: ages 13 and under Beginning Tuesday, June 13th @ 11 a.m. Signups will be available mid-May. Hurry in and reserve your spot today. Flea Market/Book Sale: We are still accepting new and gently used house items for our upcoming June flea market. We are also accepting gently used children’s clothing and toys. We would also like to wish our patrons a very Happy Mother’s Day and Memorial Day! Stay safe and enjoy your day!

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

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center May Events Mon Valley Genealogy Forum The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 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 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Wacky Wednesdays are for ages 8 – 12 and will be held at 6 p.m. 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. Miss Marsha will hold the second annual “Royal Tea Party” on Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to dress up and come for tea. The Monessen Crochet/Knitting Club will meet on Wednesday May 10 and 24, at 6 p.m. 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! The annual spring book sale and jewelry sale continues. Hardbacks are fifty cents each and paperbacks are twenty-five cents each. Jewelry is fifty cents each. A basket raffle is taking place during the month of May. Chances are $1 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 each, and please note there are no substitutions. Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for the observance of Memorial Day.

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

Monongahela Area Library May Events Children ages 8 through twelve 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, May 6th and 20th from 3 - 4 p.m. 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 evening from 6 -7 p.m. Gardening for All is a class that will be hosted by a speaker from the Penn State Extension’s Master Gardener Program from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. From beginners to old hands, sign up to meet with the Master Gardener for their presentation. Learn the basics or how to garden like a pro. This class is for adults only, and there is no fee.

The 11th Annual M.A.R.C. Antiques Appraisal will be held in the library’s activity room on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public appraisals are $5 per item from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Private appraisals are $10 per item from 3 to 4 p.m. Bring a family heirloom or that curious flea market find to learn more!

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

Pleasant Hills Public Library May Events For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net May The Fourth Be With You: Crafts And Games: Thursday, May 4 at 4 p.m. In a galaxy far, far away…actually, the Library isn’t that far away at all. Join us for crafts, games, and other fun activities that will celebrate the beloved franchise that is Star Wars. Move from station to station to become the ultimate Jedi master. For children ages 4 and up. Please register. Mom And Me Spa Night At The Library: Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. Children are invited to bring their favorite leading lady to the library for a night of exquisite pampering. We’ll make bath bombs, body scrubs, and paint our nails. Enjoy refreshments while delighting in each other’s company. A $2 donation per person is requested and will be collected at the event. Recommended for children age 6 and up, with an adult. Please register. Learn How To Play Chess: Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Learn the art of chess from a U.S. Candidate Master. David Donohoe will teach us some basic strategy and tactics then we’ll play a few rounds. For children and teens in grades 4 – 12. Please register.

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PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 616 E. McMurray Road McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317 724-941-9430 w w w.ptlibrary.org

PT Library Book Clubs Welcome New Readers How many times have you read a book you loved and wished that you had someone to talk with about the characters, the plot, and the author’s style of writing? Consider joining one of the three book clubs for adults that meet monthly at the Peters Township Public Library. Members select the books they will read at an annual planning meeting, and the library borrows copies of the books for club participants. Discussions are led by the person who recommends the book to the club. The Evening Book Club for Adults meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This club primarily reads fiction by popular female authors. Upcoming selections include Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio, The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, and The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood. Contact Margaret Deitzer, the club facilitator, to join the club or for more information at 724.941.9430 ext. 3270. The Afternoon Book Club for Adults meets the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This club reads a variety of genres including the classics, non-fiction, history and popular new releases. Upcoming selections include The Power and The Glory by Graham Greene, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, and War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Contact Margaret Deitzer, the club facilitator, to join the club or for more information at 724.941.9430 ext. 3270. The Mystery Book Club for Adults meets the last Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The members have chosen to read The Ex by Alafair Burke, Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben, and The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis in the coming months. Several participants can borrow a Kindle Fire from the library with a copy of the book downloaded and ready to read. Contact Peter Stamoolis, the club facilitator, to join the club or for more information at 724.941.9430 ext. 5767. These civic and social literacy pro-

grams are offered by the library as part of the Pennsylvania library association’s statewide initiative, PA Forward, which fosters the idea that libraries can help citizens participate in and contribute to their communities. Good readers make good citizens and research shows that regular readers are more than twice as likely as non-readers to volunteer or to do community or charity work. Peters Township Public Library is participating in the PA Forward Star Library Program as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, and received a Bronze Level Award in January 2017. This statewide initiative places the spotlight on Pennsylvania libraries and the important role our libraries have in the lives of citizens.

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

West Newton Public Library May Events Hours: Monday and Thursday, 12-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 12-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We are still accepting used jewelry donations of rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches earrings, pins. Consider us is cleaning out your jewelry or settling an estate, drop off any day we are open at the library, or call 724-633-0798; we can make appointment to pick your donation up. The library is very thankful for donations of books to our library. We go through each donation and place current books that we do not have on our shelves for readers in our library and the WLN network to read and appreciate. Duplicate books that are catalog worthy we share with a sister library, Dunbar Public Library in Dunbar, PA and the older books we have a small book sale inside our library and inside Gary’s Chuck Wagon, 109 S. Second St. West Newton, PA, and in July of this year we will hold our annual large book sale. Date to be announced later. So if you have books and wonder what to do with them after they have been read, remember that we at the West Newton Library make good use of them.

Our 2017 summer reading kick-off will be at the WN Lions Field Pavilion on June at noon. The host of the 2-week program will be our long-time library friend, Mrs. Lori Luppold. Kids will fill out their log, show the log to the library volunteer and be given prize tickets. For each 5 books read (ages 0-6, parents can read to students)…a ticket will be placed in the prize jar. For each hour read (ages 7-12)…a ticket will be placed in the prize jar. The prizes will be displayed in the WNHS trophy case at the library….two per week, so come in each week to see the new prizes! The reading program will continue in June, July and August, and the prizes will be awarded before school starts.

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

Whitehall Public Library May Events The Not-So-Secret Garden / Attracting Delightful Butterflies to Your Garden - Tuesday, May 2 @ 7 p.m. Join us for a special seminar with Master Gardener Susan Salis during which she’ll dig up an abundance of facts on the dos and don’ts of proper gardening and the landscaping life. Whether you’re an old hat at horticulture or a green greenthumber, now is the time to turn your backyard into a schoolyard of great gardening knowledge! FREE - Online registration required at www.whitehallpublic library.org or call 412-882-6622. The Game Room - Ages 18+ Wednesday, May 3 from 6 - 9 p.m. This group meets twice a month (1st and 3rd Wednesday) for an evening of conversation, game play, and turn-taking. We are completely free —no more having to purchase overpriced coffee for the right to use precious counter space!—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 — stop in! Kindle Fire Basics - Saturday, May 6 -

10:30-11:30 a.m. This class will help you get started with your new Kindle Fire. We will go over Settings, wifi, and how to install free and useful apps to your devices. Bring power cord and make sure your device is fully charged. FREE - Online registration required at www.whitehallpublic library.org or call 412-882-6622. Android Tablet Basics - Saturday, May 20 - 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class will help you get started with your new Galaxy, Nexus and other android tablets. We will go over Settings, wifi, and how to install free and useful apps to your devices. Bring power cord and make sure your device is fully charged. FREE - Online registration required at www.whitehallpublic library.org or call 412-882-6622. Just Ask the Chef!: A Talk and Treat - Tuesday May 23 @ 1 p.m. Join us for a very tasteful entry in our “Just Ask” series during which local professionals answer all kinds of questions from the audience. Be our guest for an informal talk with a real gourmand of a man, Executive Chef Seth Bailey of the Frick Museum of Pittsburgh! What is your average day like? How often do you watch the Food Network? He’ll answer all of your questions –and more!— while we “hold food court” complete with a dollop of snacks and refreshments. FREE - Online registration required at www.whitehallpublic library.org or call 412-882-6622.

SMITHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Center & 2nd Street Smithton, PA 15479 724-872-0701 w w w.wlnonline.org

Smithton Public Library May Events Our All Donation Drive Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. We are accepting your gently used, clean, and saleable donations which include books, sports equipment, tools, toys, shoes, pictures, musical instruments, linens, cooking accessories, glass and housewares, handbags, jewelry, clothing, and electronics (not TVs nor computers). Our library will use the money we raise to buy more DVDs and more Bestsellers. Call the library for further details at 724-8720701.


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Entertainment Washington Symphony Orchestra Takes Audience Across the Pond with “Irish Eyes” The Washington Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the 15th anniversary season is scheduled for May 6. For the first time in its 15-season history, the Washington Symphony Orchestra will explore the music and culture of Ireland. “Every May, after our final performance, I find myself saying, ‘Well, how are we going to top this next year?” said Yugo Ikach, WSO Music Director. “Well, this year we have done so in spades, or should I say clovers? It will be an evening filled with Irish tunes to make you tap your toes and shed a tear as you think fondly of past loved ones.” “Irish Eyes” will begin at 8 p.m. at Trinity High School in Washington on Saturday, May 6. Traditional tunes, including “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “Danny Boy,” and “The Parting Glass,” will be performed, along with Leroy Anderson’s “The Irish Suite” in its entirety and “Vivace” from Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite. Music from film will be represented by “Prometnory,” also known as “The Gael” from Last of the Mohicans. One of the guest artists to be featured is fiddler Bob Banerjee. A native of Calcutta, India, Banerjee followed 20 years of classical violin with improvisational performances in country, bluegrass, folk, reggae, jazz, rock, and Celtic. Banerjee will be featured on “The Gael” and “The Parting Glass.” Another guest is the winner of the 2016-2017 WSO Young Artist Competition, vocalist Sydney Shook. Shook is a sophomore at Trinity High School and she will be singing “Per la Gloria d’adoravi” from the opera “Griselda.” “Irish Eyes” is sure to be visually stimulating as well. Step dancers from the Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance in Pittsburgh will perform “Lord of the Dance” with the WSO. The Shovlin Academy offers solo and figure dancing instruction to students ages 5 and up. Also joining in “Irish Eyes” will be the Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. The service band was formed in April 2001 and regularly participates in services honoring public safety workers in and around the City of Pittsburgh. As pre-concert programming at 7:25 p.m., Banerjee will be joined by the Beau Street Players. “Bring a singing voice for some of your favorite pub songs before the concert,” said Ikach. “By the end of the concert, you will be Irish, at least for a day.” Tickets for Irish Eyes start at $17 and can be purchased online at washsym.org, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS, or at the following locations: Citizens Library, the Peters Township Public Library, and the WSO Office at 11 South College Street in Washington (WSO Office by appointment only). For further information, visit www.washsym.org or connect with the WSO on Facebook (facebook.com/washsymphony) and Twitter (twitter.com/washsymphony).

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South Park Theatre Opens 2017 Mainstage Season South Park Theatre has opened its 2017 mainstage season and you’re invited! This season is filled with comedy, farce, historical perspective, and a little church basement musical, too! Located in the heart of beautiful South Park, cattycorner to the Fairgrounds, South Park Theatre is an affordable way to enjoy quality, professional theatre in your own backyard. Performances take place on Thursday, Lynne Martin-Huber, Mary Quinlan, and Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 Renee Ruzzi-Kern had audiences rolling in p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Plays are the aisle in SPT's 2015 production of "Exit Laughing." $15, and musicals are $18. Call the box office to make your reservations today at 412-831-8552. Thinking of attending more than one show? Subscriptions offer a huge savings and can be as flexible as you need! 8 shows for $90, 6 shows for just $72. Visit www.SouthParkTheatre.com for more information. See you at the theatre! Nana’s Naughty Knickers - April 27-May 13. It turns out Bridgit’s Grandma is running an illegal boutique out of her apartment... Tea for Three - May 18-June 3. In their final moments as First Lady, each woman, in turn, shares her side of the story. Alone Together - June 8-24. Helene and George can finally enjoy their empty nest…but not for long! Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping - Jun 29-July 15 (musical). The Church Basement Ladies are back! Heartwarming humor and hilarious antics from below the “House of God.” Trumbo - July 20-August 5. Legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo took on Congress, Hollywood, and the Red Scare — and won. Cahoots - August 10-26. Mayhem, murder, and comedy ensue when four “good friends” get together for a quiet dinner. Living on Love - Aug 31-Sept 16. Sparks and silverware fly between a demanding diva and her eccentric maestro husband. Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. Sept 21-Oct 7. Spies, murder, and love come to life in this 1940s radio broadcast of Hitchcock films.

West Newton Community Singers Presents “Through the Years” Concert Mark your calendars for May 5, 2017, when the West Newton Community Singers, under the direction of Rick Carson and Lauren Cross, accompanist, will be presenting their spring concert, titled “Through the Years.” The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at West Newton Presbyterian Church in West Newton. This year’s concert features music that includes composers Giuseppe Pitoni, Roger Emerson, Paul Simon, Dale Wood, and Gustav Holst. The concert will present music from the Baroque period up to present day. Tickets are available from any member or from Dee Taylor State Farm Insurance Agency in West Newton. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door: Adults are $7 and students are $3.For more information, call 724 872 6093.


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BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills Thursdays – Karaoke w/ John Sarkis Fridays – Dart Tournament 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 5 – Cinco De Mayo w/ Angry Johnny Stangry 8p.m. 6 – Josh Muenzer 8 p.m. 12 – Jim Relja (of the Regular Joes) 9 p.m. 14 – Celebrate Mom’s Day! 20 – Mark Cyler Duo 8 p.m. 23 – Bar Bingo 7 p.m. 29 – Closed for Memorial Day

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————————————————————————————————————————— 64 messengerpaper.com ANDERSON, James “Jimmy”, 62, of Charleroi, died April 6. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. ASHTON, Cheryl A. Malaski, 62, of Monongahela, died March 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BAFILE, Marie, 91, of Roscoe, died April 13. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BAUGHMAN, Ruth, 97, of Bethel Park, died March 18. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BAUTZ, Margaret G., 86, of New Eagle, died April 1. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. BELL, Christopher, 31, of West Mifflin, died March 15. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BENNETT, Daniel J., 87, of Pleasant Hills, died April 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BIAGINI, Adeline R., 90, of Monongahela, died March 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BILITSKI, James Anthony, 74, of California, PA, died March 31. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. BRIGHT, Charles K., 75, of Monongahela (Valley Inn), died March 5. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BURKE, David R., 84, of Elizabeth, died March 16. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. CABLE, Jacquelyn, 63, of Bethel Park, died March 23. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. CARLY, Dorothy E., 92, of Charleroi, died March 24. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CARPENTER, Beverly, “B” Sue (BROWN), 76, of San Francisco (formerly of Charleroi), died March 22. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. CEPITS, Rose, 91, of Bethel Park, died March 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel

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Recent Local Death Notices Park. DAVIS, Alice, of Bethel Park, died March 3. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DOLFI, HELEN M. (SUSKO), 91, of South Park, died March 26. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. FINNEN, Anne, 95, of Uniontown (formerly of California, PA), died April 1. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. FISHER, Marley, 28, of Whitehall, died April 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FROELICH, Alice (KLINKNER), 96, of Jefferson Hills, died April 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GILLON, Jack, 57, of North Charleroi, died April 12. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. GLINSKI, Richard F. “Lefty” Sr., 82, of Finleyville, died April 1. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. GRAHAM, JOHN “Jocko” III, 42, of Jefferson Hills, died April 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HAZUKA, David, 51, of Monessen, died March 19. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. HILLYARD, Bernadette “Bernie”, 91, of West Mifflin, died March 29. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. HINDES, Paul Sr., 91, of Bethel Park, died March 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HOUGH, Raymond, 91, of Speers Hill, died March 26. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HOUKE, Rae E. Sr., 89, of Bethel Park, died March 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HUTCHISON, Marlyn Mills, 82, of South Park, died March 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

JUNKER, Patricia, 75, of Bethel Park, died March 10. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KEFOVER, Marianne T., 83, of Monongahela, died March 18. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. KENNEDY, Patricia Ann (COLL), 85, of West Mifflin, died Apr 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KINEST, James H., 80, of West Mifflin, died April 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KREUTZER, JoAnn M., 66, of Finleyville, died March 20. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KUCHMA, Mary D. “Debbie”, 67, of Bethel Park, died April 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MALANDRO, Freda, 83, of California, PA, died March 16. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MANNING, Richard, 64, of Bethel Park, died March 31. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. MANZ, Jean, 74, of Bethel Park, died March 18. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. MASSARO, Linda (JANCZEWSKI) 68, of Jefferson Hills, died March 23. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MELENYZER, D. Keith, 75, of Charleroi, died March 16. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. MIKUSH, Rachel, 29, of Bethel Park, died March 4. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. MOORE, Leslie, 59, of Finleyville, died March 19. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. O’DONNELL, Joseph, 84, of Baldwin, died March 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

PENNLINE, Minnie L., 97, of North Charleroi, died March 29. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. PISOWICZ, Walter A., 64, of Pleasant Hills, died April 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RALL, Wayne Donald, 63, of Bethel Park, died March 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. REA, Edeltrude “Trudy”, 88, of Elizabeth, died April 2. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. RYGELSKI, Donna Vel, 85, of Stockdale, died April 5. Arrangements by Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. SCHAUM, Thomas W., 79, Charleroi, died Apr 10. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SMITH, Donald F., 82, of North Charleroi, died April 12. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SPINA, Samuel, 54, of Fallowfield, died March 20. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. THORTON, June, 75, of Bethel Park, died April 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ULLOM, Rickie, 53, of Brentwood, died March 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WAGNER, Dorothy (BRECHT), of South Park, died March 22. Arrangements by Griffith Funeral Home, Inc. in South Park Township. WASSERMAN, Helen, 95, of Castle Shannon, died March 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WELLINGER, Brian, 38, of Bethel Park, died March 30. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WILEY, Donna L., 91, of Monongahela, died March 16. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. WOOD-SABATINI, Kay M., of Belle Vernon, died March 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.


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10HP GENERATOR, 5000 watt with books. Electric guitar Campera, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, accurate tuning, maximum sustain tips and tricks DVD. 412-295-7526 ____________________________________________ $2 SALE. EACH ITEM $2. Pittsburgh Steelers Mini Flag, Dr. Scholl's Full Cushion Back Massager with heat, George Foreman Grill, Hosta's 10 per pot, Vintage Oil Lamp, Potpourri Oil Rain, McCoy Mug with poodle, 8 NRA Magazines, Men's Neck Ties, New Red Knit Dog Sweater, Ceramic Tea Pot, Misc. china and glassware, items added to the list daily. Call 724747-4693 (Near Trax Farm) ____________________________________________ BATTLECREEK MASSAGE TABLE, aluminum adjustable legs with facial cutout, has carrying case, $230. 412-653-3848 ____________________________________________ BOYS RANCH OAK BEDROOM FURNITURE, 10 pcs, twin/bunk beds, ladder, rail, double dresser with mirror, desk, chair, chest of drawers, floor lamp, $1000.00. 412-653-3848 ____________________________________________ ANTIQUE SPINET WRITING DESK WITH KEY, excellent condition, $225.00. 412-854-2226 ____________________________________________ ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER, 1985 TCA 700, excellent condition, $50.00. 724-246-7524 ____________________________________________ 8 1/2’ ALUMINUM BREAK, great condition, $600. 724-2467524 ____________________________________________ 5 STORAGE WOOD CUPBOARDS, 2 doors, brown, boxed to build, 70H x 32W x 20D, 5 for $80 or $25 each. 724-348-5243 ____________________________________________ STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE, excellent condition, like new, $60. 412-835-7895 ____________________________________________ FLY POLE & REEL, chest waders insulated, size 10, fishing vest &____________________________________________ net, everything new $300 value, $125.00. 724-366-9524 WOMEN’S CLOTHING (dresses, pantsuits, blouses), size 11 and 13, some are brand new with tags still on. Call Ester at 412-576-0263 or 724-379-9263 ____________________________________________ SPORTING SHOTGUN REMINGTON 1100, new still in box, clean, never used, $700. 2 in one utility wagon, never used, still in box, $70. New grille topper, new, still in box, $70. 412-8817549 ____________________________________________ OVER 500 ORIGINAL COLLECTOR LPP'S from the 50's, 60's and 70's. $10 and up - buy all for a deal. Call 724-929-4975 ____________________________________________ STOVE, G.E. ELECTRIC, self-cleaning, 30 inch, free standing, almond, black glass front, clean, $100.00. Call 724-3487426 ____________________________________________ BICYCLES SCHWINN, 2 Girls, Aluminum 26", 21 speed, good condition $45.00 each. Serta Memory Foam Mattress 3" Topper. Queen Size' Excellent Condition $40.00. Sweeper, Dirt Devil Quick Path. Excellent Condition, pd $40.00 sell for $12.00. Call 724-929-3891. ____________________________________________ POTTERY BARN WRITING DESK $135. Kitchen table and 2 chairs $60. Wardrobe storage cabinet $30. Canon printer $25. 724-941-2177 ____________________________________________ 4 AND 1/2' DEEP ABOVE GROUND POOL CITY SWIMMING POOL with new ladder and cartridge filter. Very good condition. Asking $1000 or best offer. email collsom@msn.com or call 412-475-2032. ____________________________________________

DVD TRANSFER HOME MOVIES FAMILY MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD. also transfer VHS, VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events.

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PENGUIN STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF TICKETS, (2) 412-7805998 ____________________________________________ CAR RAMPS HEAVY DUTY $20.00 (2). Pump Jacks 2 for $20.00 or 4 for $35.00. Roof Brackets 4 for $20.00. 724-7087898. ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ MAHOGANY TABLE 54" X 41". Includes oval pad with 2 matching chairs. $100 412-833-1084 ____________________________________________ 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 724-8724193 or 724-454-2107. ____________________________________________ DINING ROOM SET, excellent condition, table with leaf and pads, 6 chairs, new upholstered and a china hutch, $400 412-977-0940. ____________________________________________ 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 2- low dressers and mirror 5 pieces $400. Box of bar glasses $10. Box of picture frames $5. Several boxes of____________________________________________ books $25.412-854-5872 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 biriswkbscheuerle@verizon.net 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. 724-348-5243 ____________________________________________ 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: 412650-1719 ____________________________________________ 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 b_spence03@hotmail.com or text/call 412527-4223. ____________________________________________ COMPLETE DOUBLE BED AND MATCHING DRESSER with mirror. Bedspread and valances included. Excellent condition. 724-483-6130. ____________________________________________ ACCORDION, 1946, General Detroit, needs bellows. $100. 724-246-7524. ____________________________________________ 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) 379-4162 ____________________________________________ 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. 412-8331084 or jacqui302@yahoo.com ____________________________________________ 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. 724-797-3779 ____________________________________________


May 2017 ————————————————————————————————————————— LEATHER BOMBER COAT, size large, movie Rocky (Russia), real sheepskin sleeves/collar, new, paid $600 sell $250. 724366-9524 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ USED HP COMPUTER, keyboard, printer, printer, complete $125. 412-230-6976 ____________________________________________ CALLAWAY XR DRIVER 9-10-11 DEGREE, used one time 724-263-6909 ____________________________________________ 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 724258-3318 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 ____________________________________________ 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, self-clean 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-the-Range 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. 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. 412-279-3288 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________

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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 412-8197623 ____________________________________________ 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 412819-7623 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________

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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 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 ____________________________________________ 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. 724-379-6866. ____________________________________________ 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. slateroadsupply.com 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 4455222 ____________________________________________ TRUCK LOAD SALE STEEL TUBING/PIPE 5.75" OD .31 Wall 39'4" Long, closeout $.24 LB. Email; leon@slateroad supply.com 717-445-5222 ____________________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------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 ____________________________________________ WANTED 5 OR 10 ACRES FOR FAMILY, locations Washington, Greene or Fayette Counties. Please call or email 724-222-5257 or____________________________________________ bill-3@comcast.net CEMETERY PLOTS, "prime real estate" in Mon Valley Memorial Park. 4 plots, $1,800 for all. For more info call 724-552-7056 ____________________________________________

OLD ELECTRICAL INSULATORS USED ON UTILITY POLES. Glass or Porcelain. Paying cash based on condition and type. 724-782-0539. ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ 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. 724348-7467. ____________________________________________ 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 412498-1622. ____________________________________________ WANTED OLD JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI Z1900 (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 usa@classicrunners.com ____________________________________________ CASH FOR UNEXPIRED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 www.TestStripSearch.com. Habla Espanol. ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY companion lawn crypt Ambassador for 2, $2500.00. Garden of Pillars includes perpetual care. 412-489-5699 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________ 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 ____________________________________________


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------------- NOTICES ---------ESTATE SALE MAY 19 AND 20, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 4192 Finleyville Elrama Road, Finleyville. Tools, furniture, household goods. ____________________________________________

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GARAGE/MOVING SALE, May 6. 8:30 am to 4 pm. Springmeadow court in Whitehall off Grove Rd. Cash only. Lawnmower, entertainment unit, freezer, books, and many other items. ____________________________________________ 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 724263-5537 or taras.reidenbaugh@gmail.com ____________________________________________ 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 412760-2291. ____________________________________________ 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 1-888998-4967 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 800897-7205 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 1-800254-4073 Promo Code CDC201625 ____________________________________________

------------ PETS -------BEAGLE MALE, ONE YEAR OLD, AKC, all shots, fully trained on rabbit, $750.00. 724-366-9524 ____________________________________________ YOUNG CATS Spayed and Neutered, all shots, litter trained, FeLuk tested, loving cats fostered in homes, adoption fee $40. 724-258-8380 ____________________________________________ KITTENS - Healthy Herbal kittens. FREE to a good home. 8weeks 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 -------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. ____________________________________________ 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. 724-9314767 ____________________________________________ 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 724518-4667 ____________________________________________

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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 ____________________________________________ 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. NewYorkLandandLakes.com ____________________________________________ 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! NewYorkLandandLakes.com ____________________________________________ LENDER ORDERED SALE! 39 acres - was $89,900 NOW $79,900 NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! Delaware County, Catskill Mtn setting! Views, woods, meadow! EZ terms avail! Call 888-738-6994 today! NewYorkLandandLakes.com ____________________________________________ Waterfront Land Sell-Off! April 29th & 30th. 16 Estate Sized Lakefront Tracts from $69,900! Buy at a Fraction of market price! Private wooded setting, spring fed lake with trophy bass! 3 hrs NY City! EZ Terms avail! Call 888-431-7214 to register NewYorkLandandLakes.com ____________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING. New outlets, phone and cable lines, landscaping lighting, smart house wiring. Havel Electric – 724-344-6999 ____________________________________________ MEDICAL APPOINTMENT ESCORT and non-medical personal aide for other chores. Call Miller’s Senior Services 724-7088430 ____________________________________________ DEPENDABLE GRASS CUTTER and trimming. Please call 724396-0660. Senior Discount! ____________________________________________ 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. 937-844-3812 ____________________________________________ 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. ____________________________________________ 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. 724-5185947 ____________________________________________

ROOFING AND CHIMNEY REPAIR. Best material used, Professional Installation. GUARANTEED No Leaks. STONE AND Brick Mortar Repair. Call Matthew 412-4196156 ____________________________________________ 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@seniorhelp free.com or visit www.seniorhelpfree.com. _____________________________________________ 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. 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 dcheplic@gmail.com. Website: www.dcheplicmovietransfersand montages.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages/

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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APPLIANCES

ORTHOPAEDICS

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 www.highwayappliance.com

Q: What is an Orthopaedic Surgeon? A: An Orthopaedic Surgeon is a physician that diagnoses and treats a variety of musculoskeletal ailments. This includes disorders of the bone, cartilage, tendons, muscles, nerves and joints. We are able to take care of these both medically and/or surgically.

Q: What are some of the most common problems seen by an orthopaedist?

A: Arthritis of the knees, hips, and shoulders. Sports

Vince Ripepi, DO Orthopedic Surgeon

injuries, such as meniscus (cartilage) and ligament tears. Rotator cuff tears and carpal tunnel syndrom.

Q: What are some new developments in orthopaedics? A: All of the joint replacements we have now last longer and many can be done through less invasive techniques. We have injections that can possibly rebuild worn-out joint surfaces. We can perform carpal tunnel releases through tiny incisions, and we can fix rotator cuffs with poke hole incisions. Advanced Surgical Hospital 100 Trich Drive, Suite 1, Washington, PA 15301 724-884-0710

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