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FREE! JUNE 2014 Vol. 10, Issue 12 LOCAL NEWS


n Thursday, May 8, the Charleroi Masonic Lodge #615 held a First Responders Recognition Dinner. They honored all the men and women who serve our communities by putting their lives on the line every day. Representatives from the local fire, police and EMS departments were in attendance and, as a small token of appreciation, they were presented with a commemorative pin. After a presentation about the history of first responders, dinner was served. PHOTO BY WAYNE E. RAY


Mantle House Mission Holds Ribbon Cutting Pictured are (l-r): Mary Esther Antal (GRC VP); Katelyn King (Senator Toomey’s Office); Cathy Yurkovich (GRC); State Representative Ted Harhai; Marci Elsbury (Director, Mantle House Mission); Susan Jones; Joni Kelley andLisa Sierra (Board of Directors, Mantle House Mission).


Charleroi Masonic Lodge #615 Holds First Responders Recognition Dinner Pictured are (l-r): Mike Polinski, Charleroi Regional Police Officer and member of the Lodge; Shane Harrison, Lock Four Fire Department 2nd Lieutenant; John Nusida, Fallowfield Township Fire Co. firefighter and member of the Lodge; W. Master Donald Panzone, Jr., Charleroi Masonic Lodge #615; Robert Whiten, Jr., Charleroi Fire Department Chief; and T.J. Wilkerson, Stockdale Fire Department Chief. Also in attendance during the evening were representatives from the Mon Valley EMS and from the local boy scouts.


Boobie-Whitey Golf Outing August 9 Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 9 for the Annual BoobieWhitey Golf Outing for cancer research at Rolling Green Golf Course. 1 p.m. shot gun start, blind scramble. For more information, call Ellen Brawdy at 724-348-6178.

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A Note from the Ladies Auxiliary of the Floreffe VFC, Jefferson Hills Borough We would like to thank the following supporters for their generosity for the annual "All You Can Eat Pancakes" fundraiser with our special guest, the Easter Bunny, held in April 2014. We ask that your patronage be extended to them and please acknowledge these companies in our community! Al's Cone Zone Bath and Body Works Body Heat Tanning Salon Bradley's Book Outlet Ciccanti's Ristorante Country Custard Cottage Eastern Industrial Services Eastman, Jefferson Site Eat ‘n’ Park Elrama Tavern Fifty One Hair Flair Michael Horick Painting Co. Italian Village Pizza

Johnny's Drive-In Knoll Automotive Services Lone Star Restaurant New Dimension Comics Olive Garden Restaurant Party Lite, (Danielle Hillgartner) Olivet Presbyterian Pre School Lora Pittman, Hairstylist Dennis Pranevich Cement Co. Primanti Bros. Red Lobster Shadlure Bait & Tackle Stonewater Salon & Spa Tackle Unlimited TC Customized A sincere ‘thank you’ also goes out to Mr. Michael Horick, who wore the bunny suit, and to all who dedicated their time to make this annual event a success! —————————————————————————————————————————— 3

Workshop for Children to Learn Indian Classical Dance at PT Library The Peters Township Public Library will offer a workshop for children ages 5-10 to learn the basics of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance from South India that originated over 2,000 years ago. Students will learn the basic hand gestures and their meanings as well as the basic steps to this dance form. Handouts will be provided. The classes will be held at the library on Wednesday June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 4 5:30 p.m. Cost for the four lessons is $20. Class is limited to 25 students. The instrucRaashmi Krishnasamy tor will be Raashmi Krishnasamy. The workshop will culminate in a performance by the students and a solo Bharatanatyam presentation by Ms. Krishnasamy on Friday, June 27 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the library. This event is open to the public and will include an Indian dinner sampler. Tickets for the final performance can be purchased for $5 each at the library circulation desk through June 23. All proceeds from the workshop and performance will benefit the Peters Township Public Library. Raashmi Krishnasamy is a junior at Peters Township High School and has studied Indian Classical Dance for 10 years. She has performed at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Pittsburgh Folk Festival, and many other events locally and in India.

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Classic Car Show Scheduled at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Mr. McFeely's Parade of Trolleys at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Join us as the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for our annual Classic Car Show Sunday, June 29. The museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stroll among classic cars and enjoys all day trolley rides. The day will also include children’s activities, food vendors, tours of the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, and furry friends from the Washington County Humane Society. Special event admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children (ages 3 – 15). This year, the Museum celebrates its 60th Anniversary of the first three streetcars arriving at the museum site in February 1954. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum opened to the public nine years later in 1963 in order to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s trolley era. Currently the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum has 50 historic electric railway vehicles and is maintained and operated by over 150 volunteers and a small paid staff. The museum is open to the public from April 4 through December 14. Hours are Friday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) during April and May, September thru December. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the museum is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For Group Tours and Educational Field Trips please call or email for more information. Check our website for a listing of all 2014 Special Events. The museum also offers fabulous birthday and all -occasion parties in addition to the popular Operator for an Hour program. For more information, call 724-228-9256 or visit the website at

Join us as the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to welcome special guest Mr. McFeely from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood for the annual Parade of Trolleys on Saturday, June 28. The museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trolley parades will occur at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. The day will also include children’s activities, tours of the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, and furry friends from the Washington County Humane Society. Special event admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children (ages 3 – 15). For more information, call 724228-9256 or visit the website at

Mingo Creek Park Offers ‘Dog-gone Hike’ Bring along your canine companion for a little exercise and social time as we hit the dirt trails of Mingo Creek Park during our “Dog-gone Hike.” We’ll start with a little “get to know you” playtime for the dogs in our leash-free area, then off we’ll go! The hike will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and we will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the “No Leash” area of the park. We recommend that you bring along water for you and your pet. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724-228-6867. There is no fee for this program. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington, PA off of Route 136.

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Bassi Tournament Moves to Nemacolin Country Club

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce prepares for its annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured here are (l-r): Josie Pelzer, Rotolo Motors, Hole In One Sponsor; and Jerry Zahand, Jr., Highway Appliance, Event Sponsor. Joining them is committee members Milt Kubik; Denise Mornak, Mornak Excavation; Diann Donaldson, Reliance Business Solutions; J. J. Georgagis, Keystone Bakery and Golf Chair; Trish Brickner, PaCareer Link; and Jeff Mendola, Waddell and Reed.

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at a new location, Nemacolin Country Club on Thursday, June 5, 2014. An 8 a.m. registration and practice will be followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Highway Appliance will be the main event sponsor. “We are pleased to be hosting our golfers this year at Nemacolin Country Club,” said J.J. Georgagis, Chairman. “We are looking for a full field of participants and are hoping for cooperation from Mother Nature,” he added. The featured Hole in One Prize will be a 2014 Jeep Cherokee sponsored by Rotolo Motors, in addition to valuable auxiliary prizes. Back by popular demand is the fantasy scratch off golf mini tournament. Foursomes, sponsorships and door prizes ($25 value or more) are still being accepted by calling any member of the golf committee or the Chamber office at 724-483-3507. Everyone (regardless of membership) is invited to attend this very popular event; it has sold out in the past and, therefore, early registrations are encouraged. The cost per golfer is $125 and includes greens fees and cart, lunch, beverages, dinner, a golfer’s goodie bag, and many other extras. The Chamber accepts VISA, Mastercard and Discover. Proceeds from the Bassi Tournament fund Leadership Washington County scholarships, The Challenge Program in local high schools, and several other educational initiatives in the Mid-Mon Valley in memory of the late Attorney Melvin B. Bassi, outstanding community and business leader in the Mon Valley. This year’s Golf Committee is chaired by J.J. Georgagis, Keystone Bakery, and includes Milt Kubik, Denise Mornak, Mornak Excavation, Trish Brickner, PaCareerLink, Josie Pelzer, Rotolo Motors, Diann Donaldson, Reliance Business Solutions, and Jeffrey Mendola, Waddell and Reed. —————————————————————————————————————————— 5

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BINGO - Elrama Vol Fire Co. Social Hall, 17 Elrama Ave. starting at 7 p.m. Jackpot $300. Great time for all! For more information, call 412-384-8066 or 412-3848077. JUNE 3

MEETING OF THE MID MONVALLEY SHIPMATES - 7 p.m. at the James C. Ford American Legion Home in Carroll Township. The meeting is open to all veterans, retired or active: Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine Sailors and Waves. JUNE 4

CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC –at New Eagle V.F.D. Social Hall. $45 includes neuter, rabies shot and flea treatment. Appointments are a must. Call 724-9413991. Cats must be in a carrier. WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS DINNER MEETING - 6:30 p.m. at the Payne Hill Grille, Payne Hill Rd. There will be no meetings in July and August. Meetings will resume on September 3, 2014, at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information, call 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. THE SECOND STEP: DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Homestead, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research and Institute for

Entrepreneurial Excellence, this workshop is designed to help you learn how to draft a business plan, which is invaluable in garnering the support critical to the growth of your business. Light refreshments will be offered. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. To register, call 412-648-1544 or email JUNE 5

FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609. MELVIN B. BASSI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - Nemacolin Country Club. An 8 a.m. registration and practice will be followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Foursomes, sponsorships and door prizes ($25 value or more) are still being accepted by calling any member of the golf committee or the Chamber office at 724-483-3507. WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO - at the Community Center in Fayette City. Benefits the Fayette City VFC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. JUNE 6

SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT FEATURING DOMINION TRIO- at Star Junction Baptist Church, 118 Church Street, Star Junction, at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. For more information, call 724-736-2602.

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PUBLIC STAR PARTY - 7 - 11 p.m. at Mingo Observatory, Mingo Creek County Park. View the celestial objects through the observatories fixed telescopes, members’ telescopes, and your unaided eyes in the splendor of the park’s dark skies. Enjoy the digital planetarium’s sky shows, movies, and astronomy lecture. Group asked to make advance reservation at or call 724-348-6150. Donations gladly accepted. No formal admission charge. JUNE 7

SPRING FLEATIQUE - First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main St., Monongahela starting at 8 a.m. with many bargains, bake sale, food and a pancake & sausage breakfast. For more information, call 724-258-7054. STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Emmanuel UP Church, Rt 519, EightyFour from 4 to 7 p.m. Light menu: sandwiches, salads, beverages, strawberry desserts. Take out available by calling 724222-7488. DUMMIES 4 CHRIST PUPPET MINISTRY - “Christian Style” at 7 p.m. at Bible Alliance Church event center, 1300 Mt. Pleasant Rd., West Newton. All new music, props and ideas! All blacklight performance! The best part is it’s Rated E for everyone! J.R. TAYLOR MEMORIAL 5K RACE/WALK - all proceeds from this event support trail and bridge maintenance and improvements along the Montour Trail. This is a 5K race/walk along the

Bethel Branch of the Montour Trail. Begins on the trail near the Washington Elementary School on Clifton Road. The finish line is near the starting point. The race/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Event day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Washington Elementary School at 515 Clifton Road in Bethel Park and parking is available at the school and in the upper section of Al’s Café parking lot. Registration forms are available at the message boards along the trail. For any questions, please contact Cyndee Welsh at 412?835?0522 or Kerry Boehner at 412?334?2018. JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY YARD SALE - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Twp. Park, 262 Stuckslager Road, Perryopolis. WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY YARD SALE - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be yards sales on north, south, and west sides of town. The community festival committee will be serving food at Vine Street Park as well as selling spots to sell your treasures if you don’t have a garage or yard. DWNI will also be on site serving a great selection of hot items for lunch. Come spend a wonderful day in West Newton! JUNE 8

THIRD ANNUAL PENTECOST CELEBRATION - 6 p.m. at Bible Alliance Church Event Center, 1300 Mt. Pleasant Rd., West Newton. For more information, call 724-872-5570 or visit

June 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— ROAST BEEF DINNER - at St. Agnes Parish in Richeyville from 11 to 4 p.m. Cost is $8.50 and includes roast beef, potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, bread, & dessert. Takeout orders are available. For more information, call 724-632-5857. JUNE JUBILEE VENDOR EVENT 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Port Royal Trailer Court Community Room in Belle Vernon. 10 Party Plans, Home Interiors, Simply Charmed Gifts, Simply Said, Tupperware, Mary Kaye, Pink Zebra, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, 31 Gifts, and Jennie’s Baby Cakes. Free admission and free refreshments! Chinese auction table. Each vendor will have a beautiful door prize at each table for a drawing from orders placed during the event. There will also be tables of discounted items. At the close of the event, we will have two cash award drawings of $25 each from all orders placed during the event (need not be present to win). There will also be a bake sale. For more information, contact Patty at 724-2582364 or Terri at 724-243-3703. AL’S CONE ZONE CAR CRUISE - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 1211 State Route 885, Jefferson Hills. DJ, dash plaques, trophies, 50/50 drawing, paved parking. $5 entry fee to be eligible for awards and prizes. All welcome.


MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM - located at 230 W. Main St., Monongahela, will be open all day for the Fleatique. Also, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, call 724-2928247 or visit JUNE 10

SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 8 p.m. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church. All members and the general public are invited. A 50/50 will be offered along with prizes for kids. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611. THE COUPON CONNECTION 5:30 p.m. at the Monongahela Library. Bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box. For more information call (724) 518-3529, email or at ection/. JUNE 11

SOLID GOLD - at the American Legion in Hazel Kirk from 7 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-5925264. —————————————————————————————————————————— 7 CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC –at New Eagle V.F.D. Social Hall. $45 includes neuter, rabies shot and flea treatment. Appointments are a must. Call 724-9413991. Cats must be in a carrier. JUNE 12

MEETING OF THE CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS - 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Hall at the corner of 7th and McKean Aves in Charleroi. Program for the meeting will be the Annual Strawberry Night. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 724-984-6611. WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO - at the Community Center in Fayette City. Benefits the Fayette City VFC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP 5:30-7 p.m. at the Donora Public Library. Join us as we show and tell what we’re working on, and take advantage of this opportunity to learn new stitches, get help and share ideas. Bring your current project and enjoy a fun and inspiring evening among other knitters and crocheters. For more information, and if you plan to attend, please call the library at 724-3797940. Free parking in our lot.

SOLID GOLD - at the Carmichaels VFW from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. BINGO BLAST FUNDRAISER Center on the Hill, 100 Summit Rd, Belle Vernon (Washington Twp.) from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and include light refreshments and 10 bingo cards. Specials sold separately. Call the center at 724-9308512 for advance tickets and directions. Tickets also available at the door. JUNE 14

SECOND SATURDAY DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Peters Township Public Library, McMurray. This 4-hour 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. 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 per person and pre-registration is necessary to Donna at 724-493-9695.

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VETERANS INFORMATION DAY at West Newton Public Library, 124 North Water St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A representative from the Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs will be at the West Newton Public Library to provide Veterans benefits information and answer questions on possible VA benefits and programs. Please contact the County’s Veterans Affairs Office for more information at 724-830-3530. JUNE 15

MON VALLEY COIN CLUB MEETING - 2 p.m. at the Mon Valley Senior Citizens Center located in the Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invited. Applications are being accepted for membership in the club. A 50/50 will be offered along with prizes for kids. For more information, call 724984-6611.



MONONGAHELA AREA REVITALIZATION CORP MEETING - 7 p.m. in the parlor room of the First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. Please enter through the Chess Street entrance. MARC meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments follow speaker. For more information about the meeting and MARC, visit AreaRevitalizationCorporationMarc.

CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC –at New Eagle V.F.D. Social Hall. $45 includes neuter, rabies shot and flea treatment. Appointments are a must. Call 724-9413991. Cats must be in a carrier.


ICE CREAM SOCIAL/MEET & GREET SOUTHWESTERN HEALTHCARE CENTER - Arrowood at Southwestern from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Assisted Care Residence and Nursing Care Center from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Medical Office Building, Community Professionals, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call 412-651-1711.

WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO - at the Community Center in Fayette City. Benefits the Fayette City VFC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. JUNE 20


RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP OF PLEASANT HILLS MEETING - noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive. Cost for the lunch is only $7. Local resident and author George Wilson will be expounding on the entire history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. For additional information, or to indicate your intention to attend, call 412-655-2000. Please call by Friday, June 13 to be included in the lunch order.

“SIP OF SUMMER” OUTDOOR WINE TASTING - held by the Fredericktown Area Public Library from 7 - 10 PM at Waleski Horse Farm, Richeyville. Over 21 event, light refreshments, basket raffle. Tickets $25 by advance sale only by calling the Library at 724-377-0017, e-mail, or purchase online at MID MON VALLEY ALL SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET - 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner at The Willow Room at Willowpointe Plaza. For tickets and more information, call 724-258-3823 or email

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June 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— 2014 SENIOR GAMES - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peters Township High School. Open to all persons 50 years of age and older who reside in Washington, Fayette, and Greene Counties, or are members of senior centers in these counties. Parade of athletes, food booths, craft fair, PrimeTime health fair, super Bingo, senior variety show. 50-yard dash, basketball toss, Bocce, corn bag toss, horseshoes, one-mile walk, putting, football throw, shuffleboard, softball throw, stationary bike. For more information, call 1888-300-2704 ext. 4430 or 4433. JUNE 20-22

ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKIA “SUMMERFEST” - at St. Damien Parish Park, 1st and Main Street (behind Dierken’s Pharmacy) in Monongahela. Friday, 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday, 5:30 – 11 p.m., Sunday, 3 – 8 p.m. Highlights include bake sale, Bingo, basket raffle, children’s and adult games, small games of chance. Ethnic and American foods, wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, BBQ, hand-cut fries, fresh squeezed lemonade and other refreshments. Mass in the Park will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. JUNE 21

JAMES CHAPEL CEMETERY ASSN. LUNCHEON - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Chapel/Stone Church, Stone Church Rd, Finleyville. We will be serving hot dogs, kielbasa and sauerkraut. Tickets are $3 for children 10 and under and $6 for all others. CAR SHOW - 390 Clairton Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All years, makes, models welcome. Music, food and family fun. Trophies in various categories, door prizes and giveaways. For more information, call 412-655-5636.

MONONGAHELA ANIMAL HOSPITAL OPEN HOUSE – noon to 4 p.m. at 321 Hazelkirk Rd. For more information, call 724-258-8406. JUNE 22

PAINT AND SIP FUNDRAISER hosted by the Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary at the Social Hall. Starts at 2 p.m. $35 per person, includes all supplies. Whether you are good at painting or struggle with stick figures you can do it and do it well. Book your spot right away as these have been filling up quickly. Call Christine to book or for more details at 724-747-0921. BENEFIT CABBAGE ROLL DINNER - at St. Agnes Parish in Richeyville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Greg Moore Family. Cost is $8. There will be 1/2 take and baskets of chance. Tickets will be sold at the door or by calling Lorraine at 724938-9237 or Chris at 724-632-5649.

OPEN HOUSE - at Monongahela Animal Clinic, 321 Hazelkirk Rd., Monongahela. For more information, call 724-258-8406. MOUNTAINEER CASINO BUS TRIP - held by the Valley Inn Ladies’ Auxiliary. Leaves Valley Inn Fire Station at 5 p.m. Leaves Casino at 11 p.m. $30 with $25 free play. Must pay in advance to reserve your seat. Call Peggy at 724-2582737.


MR. MCFEELY’S PARADE OF TROLLEYS - at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trolley parades will occur at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. The day will also include children’s activities, tours of the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, and furry friends from the Washington County Humane Society. Special event admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children (ages 3 – 15). For more information, call 724-228-9256 or visit the website at THE COUPON CONNECTION - 10 a.m. at the Monongahela Library in the Activity Room. Bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box. For more information call (724) 5183529, email couponconnectionmv@ or find us on Facebook at ection/.


SHOPPING EVENT - 6 - 9 p.m. at the Meadows Lanes, Racetrack Road, Washington. Tickets are $10 for two games of bowling and shoes. Shop the 15 vendors and earn tickets for free prizes. Jewelry, clothing, kitchen items, pet treats, beauty and more. Games, prizes, drink specials and food available for purchase. Please bring a can (bucket, bin or laundry basket) filled with cleaning supplies for Domestic Violence Center of Southwestern PA “Fresh Start Program” and you will receive tickets for the Chinese auction and receive $10 free slot play at Meadows Casino to be used same day. For more information, contact Susy Coughenour at 412-398-6074 or JUNE 25

OLDIES DANCE - at the White Oak American Legion, Capital Dr., from 8 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Admission is only $5 per person and all proceeds benefit Veterans programs. A 50/50 will be offered and the kitchen will be open. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more information, call 724-984-6611. —————————————————————————————————————————— 9

SOLID GOLD - at the American Legion in Hazel Kirk from 7 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-5925264. JUNE 26

SOLID GOLD - at the Carmichaels VFW from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609. WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO - at the Community Center in Fayette City. Benefits the Fayette City VFC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m.

DANCING WITH OUR STARS - presented by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce at the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department’s social center. The gala dinner and fund-raiser will be presented by the Chamber in conjunction with Arthur Murray Dance Studio/South Hills. Open to the public and will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. The dance competition will start at 7:30 p.m. and the award presentation will take place at 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at or by calling 724-258-5919. JUNE 28-29

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE - Begins Saturday, 10 a.m. and runs for 24 hours through Sunday at 10 a.m. at Edgebrook Soccer Field off Corrigan Dr., South Park. This year's event theme is Cirque Du Relay and will feature such themed activities, tents, food, action baskets and games, music and con-

tests to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit JUNE 29

JERRY B BAND - at the Carroll Typ. American Legion at Hazel Kirk from 3 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jerry B at 724-258-4125. CLASSIC CAR SHOW - at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stroll among classic cars and enjoy all day trolley rides. Children’s activities, food vendors, tours of the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, and furry friends from the Washington County Humane Society. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children (ages 3 – 15). For more information, call 724-228-9256 or visit the website at FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY 1 p.m. by American Legion, James C. Ford Post 949, assisted by Boy Scouts, Troop # 1448, Monongahela. Public is invited to attend and bring flags in need of retirement to the Carroll Legion Hall,1938 Route 2023, Monongahela. For more information, call 724-258-3132. Drop off flags 6:30 p.m. – Midnight, Mon. - Sat., Sunday noon - midnight. Free and open to the public. JUNE 30

BRENTWOOD BALDWIN WHITEHALL CHAMBER COMMUNITY GOLF DAY - South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Whitehall. $70 per person includes green fees and cart. Tee Times available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. One member of each foursome must be a resident of Brentwood, Baldwin or Whitehall boroughs. First come, first serve! Make checks payable to: BBW Chamber of Commerce, 3501 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, Attn: Mary Dilla (

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Whittaker Family Extends Thanks for Support

Dear Editor,

To EVERYONE involved in the spaghetti dinner that was held on May 4th at the Ginger Hill Grange for Jim Whittaker and family, with heartfelt thanks and gratitude, we would like to thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely appreciate everyone taking the time to organize, serve, donate, attend and support our family. Sincerely, Jim Whittaker and Family

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9th Annual J.R. Taylor Memorial 5K Race/Walk Scheduled for June 7th The Bethel branch of the Montour Trail will hold its 9th Annual J. R. Taylor Memorial 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The J. R. Taylor Memorial 5K Race/Walk is a combined effort of the sponsors and The Friends of the Montour Trail in Bethel Park. All proceeds from this event support trail and bridge maintenance and improvements along the trail. The race/walk begins on the trail near the Washington Elementary School on Clifton Road behind Al’s Café with a turnaround near Brush Run Rd. The finish line is near the starting point. The race/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The top three finishers in each age category will receive awards. Snacks, drinks and a door prize drawing will be provided following the race. Registration for the event can be completed online at or with a paper form available at the message boards along the trail. Event day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Washington Elementary School at 515 Clifton Road in Bethel Park and parking is available at the school and in the upper section of Al’s Café parking lot. The registration fee is $25 per person after May 24th. Participants may pick up their registration packets on Friday, June 6th between 5 and 7 p.m. at Washington Elementary School. For any questions, please contact Cyndee Welsh at 412?835?0522 or Kerry Boehner at 412?334?2018.

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UFO Researcher Visits Monessen By Miranda Startare

to the 1800s, according to Gordon, who cited a multiFamed researcher, tude of reports of UFOs in lecturer, author, and Western Pennsylvania – documentary film proincluding the Mon Valley ducer Stan Gordon area. recently visited MonDuring the summer of essen Public Library & 1973 through 1974, a major Cultural Center and wave of UFO activity Stan Gordon presented an illustrated occurred throughout the lecture titled, “Strange country, according to Encounters of Pennsylvania” to a Gordon. Gordon received reports curious audience of believers and – of unidentified flying objects undoubtedly – a few skeptics. throughout the state, including Gordon, who resides in Monongahela and other parts of the Greensburg, began research and Mon Valley, with reports peaking in field investigations of UFOs and the fall of 1973. other unexplainable events in 1965, Gordon explained that the history and was the primary investigator of of strange sightings in the Mon the December 9, 1965 UFO “crash” Valley area also includes reports of in Kecksburg, PA. He founded a so-called “bigfoot,” mysterious panseries of volunteer research groups ther-like black cats, mountain lions that included scientists, researchers, (supposedly extinct in PA), and and anthropologists to study UFOs “thunderbirds.” and other occurrences in the state. In addition to his lecturing, A former PA State Director for Gordon’s duties as an independent the Mutual UFO Network field investigator are keeping him (MUFON), Gordon has authored busy. He continues to document two books, produced an award-win- witness accounts of strange occurning video documentary on the rences throughout the state, includKecksburg incident, and operates a ing an April 10 report from Mt. 24-hour UFO hotline. He has lec- Pleasant of a bright orange arctured throughout the country and shaped light that made a U-turn has appeared on television and radio before flying away in seconds. shows, including Coast to Coast With 55 years of experience in the AM with George Noory, heard investigation of unexplained phelocally on News Talk 104.7. nomenon, Gordon’s beliefs are Gordon detailed the long history clear. “Evidence suggests there’s of strange occurrences and sightings something out there we’ve yet to throughout Pennsylvania in the explain.” nearly two-hour presentation to a For more information, check out standing-room only crowd. Reports Gordon’s website at www.stangorof UFOs in Pennsylvania date back

Crafters Needed for 21st Annual Craft Show The South Park Women’s Club will be holding their 21st Annual Craft Show on Saturday, October 4 at the Home Economics Building in the South Park Fairgrounds. If you make unique homemade crafts and are interested in this year’s event, please call Kathy at 412-833-1266. Each year, we have 45+ crafters, a Chinese auction, refreshments, bake sale and raffles. Space is available both inside and outside. The Craft Show benefits the South Park Women’s Club- a nonprofit organization’s ongoing community activities. 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Craft Show Fundraiser for Austin Manz a Success By Paul Chasko

If you missed the May 10th Austin Manz Benefit Craft Show, you missed a fun event at St. Francis Parish Finley Hall. Despite the rain, over 300 people came out to buy from the vendors, enjoy lunch, take some chances on the Chinese auction baskets, and spend some time with Austin. There were 74 Chinese auction baskets, all donated, and the luncheon items and donated baked goods were all sold out by mid-afternoon. Mary Jane Jurofciik, the organizer for Mom, Austin and Aunt Anna this event, is at the top of the list for thanks, but she wishes to thank all who helped make the event a success - vendors, helpers, donators and attendees. The list is long. She especially wants to thank Mr. William Callaway and members of the Ringgold High School Interact Club who showed up at 7 a.m. to help the vendors unload and set up their stands. The family adds their thanks to all who participated. They feel grateful and blessed by the out-pouring of help from our community to help support Austin’s medical needs. Go to our website gallery at for more photos by Paul Chasko of this event.

Monongahela High School Class of 1964 Schedules 50th Class Reunion It is hard to imagine that 50 years have passed since our graduation from Monongahela High School. If you’d like to renew old acquaintances and reminisce about the “Good Old Days,” join us on August 14, 15 and 16 at the Double Tree by Hilton Meadowlands, 340 Racetrack Road, Washington. Thursday evening will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ with a cash bar. Friday during the day we’ll have a hospitality room with an evening dinner and dance. Saturday is a catered picnic at Palmer Park. Please keep in mind: • July 9 is the deadline for the bio and photo for the commemorative booklet. • July 14 is the deadline for room reservation at the Double Tree. Code M64. • July 31 is the deadline for reservation and payment to Mary Jane (Gavaghan) Sutts, payable to “MHS Class of 1964.” Forms can be emailed to you by contacting Paulette at For additional information, call Mary Jane at 724-348-6464.

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Monongahela Farmers’ Market Returns June 13 The Monongahela Farmers’ Market starts up on June 13 from 3 - 6 p.m. Come on out! Also, don't forget to pick up your vouchers at the Senior Center, as they can be used to buy produce from the farmers. Here are our farmers and vendors by name: Harden's Farm, Simmons Farm and Triple B Farms. The vendors are: Art of Fudge, Celebrations by Janet Rands, Goodie Two Shoes English Tea Room, Jimmy's Italian Ice & Gelato, Plum Run Winery, Sunny Sprouts Greenhouse, Wildriver Kettle Korn and Zak Market Gyros. And the entertainment is the Dr. Stewart Duo. We would like to thank our sponsors: Ashcraft Storage; Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, PC; Monongahela Animal Hospital; Monongahela Valley Hospital; and Monongahela Valley YMCA. We are always looking for more vendors, sponsors and volunteers. If you have any questions, please call 724-328-2834, email us at or Facebook us at Monongahela Farmers’ Market.

Soup Fundraiser Offers Flavors from Around the World Lithuanian, Asian and Italian inspired soups are on the menu for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God’s next Soup Take-out Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 11. Borsht, a cold beet soup popular in Lithuania, will be offered along with bok choy chicken soup, and wedding soup for $5 a quart with two dinner rolls. The borscht recipe used is from Sister Francine McDonald, OSF, who has perfected her recipe over decades to meet the tastes of the many Sisters of Lithuanian heritage. Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, June 5 at 412-885-7232 or Soup orders can be picked up on Wednesday, June 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sisters’ Motherhouse, located at 3603 McRoberts Road in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. The Sisters host monthly takeout fundraisers throughout the year, where patrons can choose from three homemade soup selections each month. Using fresh ingredients, Chef Doug Brannock prepares healthier versions of soup by omitting additional salt. Wedding, their most popular soup, is offered every month with two other rotating seasonal selections. The soup menu is available on the events page of the Sisters website,, or by calling 412-885-7232. Soup patrons looking for unique gifts may visit the Sisters’ Gift Shoppe, which is open during take out pick-up, as well as weekdays from 1 – 3 p.m. Items offered include jewelry and accessories, Steelers themed gifts, baby items, holiday decorations, kitchen accessories, and unique items, like hand crocheted scrubbers. Franciscan Blend fair trade coffee is also available at the Motherhouse and sold during Soup pick-up. Franciscan Blend is $9.99 for a 12oz bag. Coffee selection includes Regular, Chocolate-Cherry, Hazelnut and French Vanilla.

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Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Recognized for Dedication to Pediatric Care By Paul Chasko

Every year, over 70,000 children are transported by ambulances in Pennsylvania; almost every seven minutes a child is being taken to the hospital with a potentially life-threatening medical condition. In order to ensure that EMS agencies within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are prepared for pediatrics, the Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services for Children program, in partnership with the Department of Health, Bureau of EMS and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, has created the Pediatric Voluntary Recognition Program (PVRP) to recognize EMS agencies that are willing to go above and beyond current requirements to deliver excellence in emergency medical care to children within the Commonwealth. The PVRP has recognized 64 EMS agencies across the state in its initial recognition phase, including the Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance (JHAA), located in Jefferson Hills, PA. Currently, the JHAA is recognized at the master level, which means that the ambulance service has additional pediatric-specific medical equipment on their ambulances. By carrying additional equipment not currently on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s required equipment list, the JHAA is demonstrating that they are truly prepared for pediatric patients and are ready to respond to any and all emergency situations involving Pennsylvania’s youngest citizens. Parents with children residing in Union Township should be pleased to note that by mid-summer a JHAA ambulance and crew will be housed 24/7 in the new Emergency Response Center located in the Union Township Municipal building. Being more centrally located in Union Township, their response time to emergencies in the township will be significantly improved. JHAA is the primary ambulance provider for the Boroughs of Jefferson Hills and West Elizabeth as well as the Townships of Union and Forward. Additionally, the ambulance service provides mutual aid coverage to neighboring communities when needed.

Last ‘Friends’ Meeting for the Fiscal Year Scheduled for June 25 The Friends of the South Park Township Library will hold their last meeting of their fiscal year (July 2013 - June 2014) on Wednesday, June 25 in the South Park Township Library. Meetings usually last about an hour and begin at 7 p.m. Co-Presidents Cheryl Cooney and Cathie Humphreys will preside. Members are asked to attend closing of this fiscal year. Fall Book Sale info will be discussed. At this meeting, monies earned this past year will be given to Sharon Bruni, Librarian Director. Interested in joining the Friends? Come to the meeting.

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NEWS FROM THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY In March, we picked up 314 of our Bruce Dreisbach glass plate negatives from Bernie’s Photo Center and Photo Antiquities museum, located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. Photos were created from the negatives, some of which are 125 years old, that give us even more images to display at the Smog Museum and use in presentations that bring “early” Donora to life. This project was made possible by a 2013 matching grant from the State of Pennsylvania, through the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area in Homestead. The basis of the money that was matched was a generous donation in the name of the late Steven Acsai - a 1933 graduate of Donora High School who played football for the Dragons. Mr. Acsai's son from North Carolina took an interest in the Society and the Dreisbach collection and made the donation in his father's honor in 2012. In April, we hosted Jim Cheney, a travel blogger touring Washington and Fayette counties for his website,, and who was interested in the Smog Museum. The Donora Historical Society went on the road to Monessen’s Genealogical Meeting at the Monessen Library on Monday, April 21st, where we presented the story of Donora’s favorite photographer, Bruce Dreisbach. New photos from the previously mentioned grant were used during the presentation. On Saturday, May 3rd, “The Donora High School Class of 1953 remembers the 1948 Smog” was presented by former classmates who shared their personal stories of that infamous Halloween weekend in 1948. The Class of 1953 had been compiling stories for the past couple of years and this was their gift to the Historical Society. On Saturday, June 7th at 1:30 p.m., local baseball legend Ron Necciai and Donora native Ken Barbao will share their experiences of growing up in the

Mon Valley and playing professional baseball. Necciai is best remembered for the unique feat of striking out 27 batters in a nine-inning game during a nohitter. He is the only pitcher ever to do so in a nine-inning, professionalleague game. Ron also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952. Members of the Donora Historical Society are looking forward to the Heinz History Center Affiliate Program (HCAP) meeting that will be held in McKeesport in June. This is the annual meeting where all HCAP members share tips and ideas for better maintaining their collections. If anyone has an interest in getting involved with the Donora Historical Society on this level, please contact us. There will not be any historical presentations in July or August due to our usual summer hiatus, but the Smog Museum will remain open. The Cincinnati Mine Disaster presentation that was canceled due to inclement weather in March has been rescheduled for Monday, September 7th at 7 p.m. Even though the Cincinnati Mine was located north of New Eagle, the disaster that took place there in 1913 has a unique tie to Donora 15 of the 98 miners were Catholic by faith and were brought to the St. Dominic’s Catholic Cemetery in Donora to be buried in a mass grave. The Donora-Webster Bridge presentation that was previously scheduled for Monday, May 5th will be rescheduled closer to the date when the bridge is expected to be razed, probably in October or November of 2014. The fourth annual Cement City Home and Walking Tour will be scheduled for Sunday, October 19 at 1 p.m. More details to follow. If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the society, museum, meetings or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by or email us at or by calling 724-823-0364 and leaving a message. Or visit us at


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Stockdale Firemen Will Present ‘Oldies Dance Under the Stars’ The Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department will present a free Appreciation Night Oldies Dance on Saturday, July 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. at its spacious recreation and parking complex. Al Marcy, first assistant chief and entertainment chairman at SVFD, said the event will be held to “emphasize our gratitude to the thousands of people who have supported our dances over the past 57 years” (1957-2014). The outdoor dance will be a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything – food, soft drinks and other liquid refreshments) - event. The firemen will sell hamburgers and hot dogs. “We’re encouraging people to bring their lawn chairs or beach blankets and relax and dance under the stars,” Marcy said. Disc jockey Ralph Trilli, co-host of Cruisin’ Sunday on WJPA in Washington, will provide music from the 1950s and early 1960s and also songs for line dancing, free style and Shag aficionados. The original record hops for teenagers began on Saturday, December 21, 1957 at the Stockdale fire hall and ran through 1964. Attendance at those dances often numbered 1,000 young people. A belated 50th anniversary dance in 2008 drew some 1,100 people from throughout the area as well as Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, California, Nevada, Iowa, New York and other parts of the country. Attendance at dances that have followed the anniversary celebration has averaged 500. In the event of inclement weather, the free dance on July 12 will be moved inside at the firemen’s social center. Additional information is available at 724-350-5192.

Monessen Public Library Hosts Toddler Dance Parties By Jill Brown

For four Saturdays at the Monessen Public Library, toddlers joined in at a dance party just for them, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., ages 2-7. From April 19 - May 10, they took part in such dances as “The Bunny Hop,” “The Hokey Pokey,” and “The Wheels on the Bus.” Miss Sarah Cherney, Douglas Intern, was in charge of the classes Sarah Cherney, Douglas Intern, and said she “just wants to get them teaches dance to toddlers at Monessen Public Library. moving.” Children’s Librarian Jill Godlewski held the classes in the upstairs Children’s Department. Cherney even incorporated streamers and hoola-hoops in their dancing and marching. The average size of a class was six children.

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BENTLEYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY JUNE NEWS The Board of Trustees of the Bentleyville Public Library will meet at the library Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Library issues will be discussed and the public is invited to attend. The library is located at 931 Main St., Bentleyville. Friends of the Bentleyville Public Library will meet at the library Monday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The Friends are an active fundraising committee and are seeking new members. The Friends of the Bentleyville Public Library are taking donations of costume jewelry, scarves and gently used handbags for their November sale. Items may be dropped off at the library. The Bentleyville Public Library is selling chances on a $3,500 raffle ticket called “Independence Day Dollars.” The ticket plays on the first official evening drawing of the PA daily number on July 4, 2014. The donation is $5; please support your library. Contact the library for more information. Listed is a schedule of upcoming events: TOPS Weight Loss Program Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1681 at the Bentleyville Public Library each Tuesday at 5 p.m. The group offers support and help in your weight loss effort. The first meeting is free and the yearly membership is $28 with a $1 weekly meeting fee. TOPS® is a non-profit weight support group and advocates a basic exchange menu plan and moderate exercise for losing weight and maintaining it. For more information, contact the library at 724-239-5122. “Popcorn and Pulitzers” Book Group - Bentleyville Public Library is offering a new book discussion group called “Popcorn and Pulitzers.” The group will meet monthly to discuss past and current fiction books that have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The group will begin meeting in June - register now

to be notified of book and dates at 724-239-5122. June 18th, Pennsylvania One Book Program - Bentleyville Public Library will present the Pennsylvania One Book Program Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. For the 9th consecutive year, Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child program will lead the way and highlight the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers ages 3 to 6. The title selected for this year’s program is Stripes of All Types, written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale. This story explores how animals around the world benefit from their stripes. The program is interactive and will provide many opportunities for families to share books, stories, and related activities with preschoolers. The first 30 children in attendance will receive a free copy of the book. Register at the library or by calling 724-239-5122. June 26th, Facebook 101 Bentleyville Public Library will register a limited number of people interested in learning about Facebook, June 26 at 2 p.m. Facebook 101 will include how to set up an account, privacy settings, and how to upload pictures. You will need an email account to set up a profile. Stay in touch with family and friends through this social media site. Contact the library to register at 724-239-5122. July 13th, 2nd Annual “Good Citizen Award” Luncheon - The Friends of the Bentleyville Public Library will hold the Second Annual "Good Citizen Award" Luncheon at Nemacolin Country Club in Beallsville, PA on July 13. The luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. and the cost will be $25 per person. The recipients of this year's award are Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Greenlee. Luncheon choices will be available upon purchasing your ticket from the library or from any friend of the library. Contact the library at 724-239-5122 for more information.

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Save the Date! "Sip of Summer" Outdoor Wine Tasting Scheduled at Fredericktown Area Public Library Fredericktown Area Public Library will hold their 2nd Annual "Sip of Summer" Outdoor Wine Tasting on Friday, June 20 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Waleski Horse Farm, Richeyville. Over 21 event, light refreshments, basket raffle. Tickets are $25 by advance sale only by calling the Library at 724-377-0017, e-mailing, or purchasing them online at

Get Ready for the Pleasant Hills Lions Club Farmers' Market! The Pleasant Hills Lions Club Farmers’ Market will be held every Thursday afternoon from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from May 29 through October 9 in the parking lot behind the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, Old Clairton Rd in Pleasant Hills. This is our 8th year of sponsoring the Farmers' Market and is part of our club's efforts to serve the community. It's been a big success. The money we make from hosting the market, along with other events we sponsor, has enabled us to distribute thousands of dollars to local charities and organizations in addition to helping support Lions Club International's efforts to eradicate blindness. The market typically attracts 500-900 customers on an average Thursday. We've had great support from our local farmers and normally have 15-20 vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to organic meat, pies, hot roasted nuts, jams, flowers and a variety of freshlybaked breads and various rolls. This year we are adding crafters and home product vendors, If you are a crafter or a home products vendor interested in selling your products at the market, please contact Lion Tom Daugherty at 412- 653-5177. For more information about the Farmers' Market, visit our web page at

Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce Schedules 9th Annual Community Golf Day Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Community Golf Day will be held at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Whitehall, on Monday, June 30, 2014. The cost is $70 per person and includes green fees and cart. Tee times are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. One member of each foursome must be a resident of Brentwood, Baldwin or Whitehall boroughs. First come, first serve! Make checks payable to: BBW Chamber of Commerce, 3501 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, Attn: Mary Dilla ( 15 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Monongahela Chamber Benefit to Feature Local Dancing ‘Stars’ Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will present its third annual Dancing With Our Stars (DWOS) benefit event Saturday, June 28 at the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department’s social center. The gala dinner and fund-raiser will be presented by the Chamber in conjunction with Arthur Murray Dance Studio/South Hills. Styled after the hit ABC-TV show, “Dancing With The Stars,” the event will feature seven couples – each comprised of a local “celebrity” and a professional dancer from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio – competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy. THIS YEAR'S CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS ARE: • Denise Bartman, Fundvelopes, Monongahela • Erica Lenzi Raible, Lenzi’s Service Station, Monongahela • Ruth Cialone, Cialone’s Auto Care, Monongahela • Toni Moffit, Bottino Allstate Financial, Monongahela • Jeff Vitale, executive director, Mon Valley YMCA • Chris Buckley, reporter, The Valley Independent, Monessen • Ron McMichael, athletic director, Ringgold School District The winning couple will be determined by a combination of voting by a panel of judges and audience balloting. Votes in the form of funds

donated will determine the People's Choice Award. Dorothea Pemberton, executive director of the Chamber, said people also can donate for their favorite dancer at Each dollar contributed is one vote per cast member of their choice. Disc jockey Bill Lemon will provide music for the dance competition. Lemon and Anthony Bottino, of Allstate Bottino Financial, who is president of the chamber's board of directors, will serve as masters of ceremonies. The Dancing With Our Stars event is open to the public and will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. The dance competition will start at 7:30 p.m. and the award presentation will take place at 10 p.m. The program also will include dance demonstrations by the Arthur Murray professionals, a wine bar hosted by Ripepi Winery, a cash bar, gift auction and other prizes. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at the website www.MonongahelaAreaChamber.c om or by calling 724-258-5919. The chamber is accepting sponsors of reserved tables for 12 at $450. No tickets will be sold at the door on June 28. Proceeds will help fund Monongahela's Fourth of July fireworks celebration at the Noble J. Dick Aquatorium.

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Divorce Workshop for Women Scheduled in McMurray June 14th A Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women is being held on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road, McMurray. 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 per person and pre-registration is necessary to Donna at 724-493-9695.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives Donations for Trauma Patients As a local service project, the Zonta Club of Washington County recently donated sweat suits and stuffed animals to help comfort trauma patients brought to Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department. The 24 members of the Washington County club are a local chapter of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization focused on making a difference in the From left, Zonta member Suzanne Palko presented lives of women. “Often the donations to ED Director Kelly Macheska along times, trauma patients with Vickie DeMarco, who is also the telecommunications manager at MVH. A grant provided the need clothes to go home money for the sweat suits and the club raised in and we love to have money to purchase the fluffy stuffed animals. something to comfort small children when they’re scared, said Emergency Department Director Kelly Macheska, adding, “We are very grateful to the Zontas.”

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State Sen. Smith Says ‘Rocco’s Law’ One Step Closer to Governor’s Desk State Senator Matt Smith (DAllegheny/Washington) hailed the unanimous committee passage of Senate Bill 1261, “Rocco’s Law.” Following the approval by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the bill now goes before the full Senate for consideration. “We are one step closer to final Senate passage,” Smith said. “There is significant bipartisan, bicameral support in the General Assembly for “Rocco’s Law” and I thank the committee chairs, Sens. Vogel and Schwank, for their swift action to move my bill forward.” Smith’s bill would amend Pennsylvania’s dog law to increase penalties for the torture or killing of a police animal from a third- to a second-degree felony. The seconddegree felony comes with a fine of

$25,000 and up to 10 years in prison. Smith said that passing both bills is necessary because penalties for harming or killing a police dog are listed in separate areas of the Pennsylvania Law. “Enacting both House Bill 2026 and Senate Bill 1261 will rectify the disparity in the law and ensure consistency and clarity of the penalty should a tragedy like this occur again,” Smith said. “We are committed to sending the governor a strong set of bills to serve as a deterrent for anyone who would dare harm a canine officer.” Smith and his Senate colleagues from Allegheny County last week sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate Judiciary and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees urging speedy action on both bills.

Mingo Creek Park Plans ‘Campfire Jam Night’ The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering “Campfire Jam Night” at Mingo Creek County Park. The event will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 starting at 7 p.m. at Shelter 4. Musicians who play an acoustic instrument are welcome to share their talents and join in. Listeners are encouraged to bring along a chair or blanket for an enjoyable evening under the evening sky at Mingo Creek Park. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation Office at 724-228-6867. Mingo Creek Park is located 13 miles east of Washington off of Route 136.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Cancer Patients Benefit from a Mother’s Legacy Her late mother so relished a gift bag given to her during her battle with lung cancer that Leigh Stolarz was inspired to create and donate gift bags to other cancer patients in her mother's memory. Ms. Stolarz and her children recently assembled and donated those goodie bags to Debbie Burkhardt, director of Radiation Oncology, to be distributed to cancer patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital, where her mother received treatment. it Shown, from left, are Leigh Stolarz with her Dubbed "chemo care packs," son Jaxon, age 1, Ms. Burkhardt, and, in front the bags, which include handfrom the left, Arabella, age 3 and Iliana, age 5, holding up two of the chemo care packs. crocheted "chemo caps," lotions, hand sanitizers and other pampering items, are admittedly geared more toward women, Ms. Stolarz said, because her mother, Barbara J. Wentzel Zimmerman, who passed away in 2012, "got a care package and really enjoyed it and used everything in it." The 24 bags will be distributed in both the Radiation Therapy and Medical Oncology Departments by MVH staff members. Ms. Stolarz channeled her grief by creating a Facebook page called "Giving BACC: The Butterfly Affect - Chemo Care," to solicit donations for the bags to honor her mother's memory. Her mother's friends and caregivers gave the majority of the gifts. "I wanted to pass on my mother's legacy and I wanted to do something meaningful for other cancer patients," she said. "(This project) was very emotional for me and I had put it off for a long time because it’s so hard that she’s not here." Stolarz posted this quote on the Giving BACC Facebook page: "My mom was so brave, God made her an angel."

Mingo Creek Park Plans ‘Firefly Campfire’ We just can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer! Join the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation for “Firefly Campfire” at Mingo Creek Park on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The program will begin at 8 p.m. at Shelter 2. We’ll be catching and learning fascinating facts about fireflies, roasting marshmallows, and relaxing around a campfire. Collection containers will be available and marshmallows will be provided, but you may want to bring along a chair or blanket and a drink. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724228-6867. There is no fee for this program. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington, PA off of Route 136. 17 ——————————————————————————————————————————


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3rd Annual ‘Raise Your Voice’ Music & Arts Festival a Fun Day at Monessen Park By Jill Brown

The 3rd Annual Raise Your Voice Music & Arts Festival at Monessen City Park was held on May 3rd from noon - 7 p.m. Matt Shorraw was in charge of the event, along with Samantha Brown and Karla Spangler, who assisted him. Shorraw was coordinator of the Ashley Fosbrink, Matt Shorraw, band Hot Headed Mike and the Katie Lucy and Tom Seman all Half-Baked Jazz Band, the opening helped out with the festival. act for Stage 1. Playing beautiful jazz melody, they did some original songs. Vendors included Monica Ide with A1 Fudge by Cookies ‘n Critters fresh, creamy, homemade fudge from Pittsburgh, and R. P.’s BBQ , managed by Ron & Josh Painter. The crowd-pleasing menu included: pulled pork, pork chops, French fries, and chicken. The Monessen Snack Squad staff Hot Headed Mike & the Half-Baked Jazz Band entertained the crowd. was composed of Monessen Auxiliary Fire Dept. 1. volunteers and included: Lisa Palmer; Amanda Arnold; Karen Marinos - Secretary; Linda Palmer - President; Bobbi Morgan; and Terry Ramer. Their menu featured inexpensive foods such as hot dogs and soft drinks. The event also featured t-shirts, raffles, a photo contest, and more bands. Although the crowd was small, they really enjoyed the music and festivities. Also, more people began to venture out as it got later. Special thanks go to the following sponsors: Monessen Community Development Corp.; Dr. Martin & Madeline Dudas; The Counseling House; Monessen Public Library; Douglas Education Center; Roscoe American Legion; and Don & Gloria Hayes.

2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life June 28 - 29 The 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life - South Park will take place June 28 - 29 at Edgebrook Soccer Field off Corrigan Dr. This event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 and it runs for 24-hours through 10 a.m.on Sunday, June 29. This year's event theme is Cirque Du Relay and will feature such themed activities, tents, food, action baskets and games, music and contests to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit

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2014 Calendar of Events Announced for Simeral Square in West Newton Downtown West Newton, Inc. announces its 2014 Calendar of Events at Simeral Square starting with an Opening Day Celebration on June 14 that features a full day and evening of activities including a Bike Tour & Scavenger Hunt, Ron & the Rumpshakers Band and Zany Umbrella Circus. You can register for the Bike Tour at Farmers’ Markets will be held again every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. starting June 14 through Sept. 27. The weekly markets will include fresh local produce, herbs, baked and canned goods, flowers, sundries, home crafts and more. Kids’ activities will be offered with Library Story Time on July 5, August 2 and 23 at 11 a.m. Healthy Cooking demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. on June 21, July 19, August 16 and Sept. 6 as well as Yoga and Tai Chi classes. This season will feature an omelet brunch from 10 a.m. until noon with three-egg omelet, toppings, toast and jam, fresh fruit and drinks for $8 adults and $4 kids under 12. Special events are planned this season from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. including a Wellness Fair on July 26 with Stage Right “Sensations” performing at 11 a.m., an arts and crafts show on Sept. 20, the Bumper-

Jacksons Band GAP Tour at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20, and a Fall Festival on Sept. 27 featuring the Holden Halloween Puppet Show at 11 a.m. New this year are a series of evening performances called “Arts in the Park” to be held every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy free entertainment genres from Country and R&B to Oldies and Rock. A special Wild World of Animals Show will be held on August 30 at 6 p.m.. Refreshments will be served, including “Picnic-In-A-Box,” sponsored by Nutrition, Inc. with your choice of cheese and vegetable, peanut butter and jelly, or red pepper hummus on pita bread with fruit, granola bar and water for $7. Cash and prize raffles will be offered weekly. “WN Bucks,” a book of coupons worth $21 value at participating businesses will be sold for $5. To learn more about Simeral Square, go to, find us on or follow us at To participate in the activities as vendors, performers or volunteers, please call Barb LaFace at 724-8720100 or email to

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SWPA RN Club Awards Seven Scholarships The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club awarded seven scholarships in May, totaling $13,500. The criteria are based on academic standing, merit, and need. Requirements are the recipients have to reside in Allegheny, Washington, or Westmoreland counties and must be entering their senior year in a diploma, associated degree, bachelor degree, or final semester of a graduate nursing program. The Club awarded four monetary scholarships this year. Recipients were Melanie Gumina of the University of Pittsburgh, Brianna Iannarelli of Robert Morris University, Jennifer T. Mai of the University of Pittsburgh, and Ekaterina Sorokina of the University of Pittsburgh. The other three scholarships were monetary gifts donated by families of deceased members. Brianna Henny of Penn State University received the Lenora Weaver Memorial Scholarship. Jennifer Woodcock of California University of Pennsylvania received the Judy Breidigan Memorial Scholarship and Kathryn Hopkins of Robert Morris University received the Mary Agnes Powers Memorial Scholarship. The 15th Annual Scholarship Fund-Raiser will be held on September 27, 2014 at the South Hills Country Club. All proceeds will be used for the scholarships in 2015. The public is invited to attend the fundraiser luncheon to play cards, board games or just socialize from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call Judy at 412-980-5185. If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund please mail your check (payable to SWPA RN Club) to Barbara Capezio, 148 Clover Leaf Drive, Carnegie, PA 15106.

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKS OFF AT JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARy Signups begin on-line at on June 2 for the Jefferson Hills Library's Summer Reading Program that will run this year from June 17 through July 24. This year the program has a science theme and is titled ‘Fizz, Boom, Read’ with topics about space, minerals, insects, gardening, robots and science experiments. For more information, contact Jane Milner at 412-973-7262. The library is located at 925 Old Clairton Rd., Clairton. Pre-School – Kindergarten – Age 3-6 Tuesdays, June 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 from 10 - 11 a.m. Story, Craft and Snack Special Guest Programs: June 17 - Home Depot – Planting and Gardening June 24 – Minerals and Mining July 22 - Fizz, Boom, Read Party Elementary – Ages 6 and up Thursdays, June 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10 - 11:15 a.m. Story, Craft and Snack Special Guest Programs: June 19 – Home Depot – Planting and Gardening June 26 – Minerals and Mining - Carnegie Museum of Natural History July 10 - Creepy, Crawlies, and Things with Wings July 17 - Explore all about eggs using incubation equipment and live chicks July 24 - Fizz, Boom, Read Party Teen Time June 24 and July 1 from 1 - 2 p.m. Photography Program (students please register on-line for this program and be present at both sessions) July 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Intergenerational Program Tweens, Teens and Adults - Joyce Schmidt, our local historian will present a program about the science of body language July 15, 22 from 1 – 2 p.m. Activities, book talks, snacks and weekly raffles

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

Credit Tips for Financing Your Next Home When it’s time for you to buy your next home, odds are you will be financing. The interest rate offered to you will be influenced by your credit report. Lenders will want to know that you manage your money wisely and live within your means, that you will make your payments in a timely manner, and the only proof they have to rely on is how you have interacted in the past with other lenders. A low credit score may prevent you from being able to secure financing. The advice below will help you repair your credit score. The information is based on the data used to calculate your credit score. Review your credit report and fix errors. You are entitled to a free credit report each year, and you should get into the annual habit of requesting and reviewing your credit report. If you spot incorrect

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credit limits, or other errors on the credit reports, dispute them immediately. Have open, active accounts that are in good standing. Your credit score is a measure of how well you’ve handled credit accounts in the past. You won’t have a good credit score if you don’t have any accounts at all, or if all of the accounts are closed or delinquent. Maintaining good accounts will boost your credit score. That may mean starting over with a secured credit card because of a bad credit history. Keep one credit card. A credit card is a valuable credit-building tool when used correctly. The best advice is to charge only a few affordable purchases each month, and then pay the bill in full to build up your credit rating. It is absolutely critical not to miss or make any late payments to avoid the interest backlash. Keep an eye on credit card balances. The amount of debt you have is another factor that impacts your credit score. Lower balances are better for your credit score, so if you have big balances, pay them down. Consumers with the best credit ratings have balances less than 10% of their credit scores. It is a good practice to only use a credit card for purchases that could easily be paid out of pocket. Racking up big balances can hurt your score, regardless if the balance is paid in full. Leave paid debts on your credit report. Not all old debts are bad. Documentation of past debts, such as a car loan, provide a track record of how you have handled and paid debts, which can be good for your

CENTURY 21 Agent of the Month is Ellen Brawdy CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is proud to recognize another year of national recognition awarded to Ellen Brawdy of Finleyville. Ellen received both the coveted Masters Ruby and Quality Service Producer awards from CENTUEllen Brawdy RY 21 Real Estate, LLC, ranking her among the top agents in the country. Congratulations, Ellen, on your continued success!

credit. The longer the history of good debt, the better it is for the score. Keep your accounts out of collections. Debt collection accounts are one of the most serious types of delinquencies you can have. Since any account – even a small library fine or your kid’s cafeteria fees – has the potential to wind up on your credit report, it’s important that you pay all your debts or at least make payment arrangements with the biller. Make sure your credit limits are reported correctly. Credit score calculations compare your credit card debt to the limit on those credit cards. If your credit limits aren’t reported accurately, it can look like you’ve maxed out your credit card. You can dispute inaccurate credit limits with the credit bureau or call your creditor to ask why your credit limit isn’t reported accurately. It never hurts to ask. If you have debt and are looking to pay it off quickly, simply asking the lender if they will lower the interest rate may work in your favor. If there are one or two late payments on their statements, ask for a goodwill deletion, which can payoff in the long run.

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Mon Valley Shipmates to Participate in Memorial Day Events The May meeting of the Mon Valley Shipmates was called to order by CO Bill Hess; V. Rev. Fred Pfeil gave the opening prayer; Alan Snyder led the group with the pledge to the flag. The invitation to participate in The Pittsburgh Pirates Military Appreciation Night at PNC Park was re-read. Request for tickets will be available until Thursday morning, the 15th. As stated by the letter, there is no guarantee of getting tickets as they are first come , first served and only so many are available. Essey is taking orders for 3/4 length white windbreakers, with a MidMon Valley Shipmate emblem on the left side and your name on the right side. This is NOT a part of the uniform. Anders received a request from Edwards Chapel in Valencia, PA for the Shipmates to participate in a flag-raising and dedication ceremony. More details to follow. Essey has completed his project of the member’s name, duties in the service, rank, land and ships served at and/or on, etc. He made a 6-page booklet and passed them out to the members. The members who refused to give a profile were given another information form again and when submitted, they will be added in an addendum sheet at a later date. Memorial Day parade information for May 26 is as follows: Formation will be at the parking lot of the 1st Niagra Bank in Mon City. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and proceeds to the Sheetz Station. Drive then to the Monongahela Cemetery for the next part of the Veterans Day Ceremonies. Additional memorial services will follow at Victory Hill, New Eagle, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Van Voorhis Honor Roll, Ginger Hill Memorial, Hazelkirk Memorial and end up at the Carroll Legion for refreshments. The trailer is not available so vans are needed for riders that cannot walk. The Monessen Memorial Day Services will be on Sunday, May 25, at the War Memorial in City Park, and in case of inclement weather, the Monessen High School auditorium on State Road. The time for the event is set for noon. The Shipmates are scheduled to do the Two-Bell Service. Volunteers are needed to make up the Christmas Party committee as Jim Caserta and his current committee will not be available for this detail. WalMart tag day is June 7, and the sign up list is ready. Please make your intention known at the next meeting. Needed is people for the noon to 4 p.m. time slot. The dismissal prayer was given by Rev. Pfeil, and the meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on June 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.

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Find the Work Commute That is Uniquely You Near a transit line or park-n-ride? Need rides at varying times? Consider transit. There are 10 public transit operators within the Southwestern PA region, many of which provide local as well as commuter services. Not looking for a long term commitment? Want flexibility? Need something just temporarily? Consider Carpooling. Carpooling happens when two or more people decide to share a ride. Many people carpool every day. Most of those carpools were formed by people who talked with their friends, family, neighbors & co-workers and decided they wanted to share a ride. Work a steady shift? Looking for a longer-term alternative? Consider vanpooling. A vanpool is a group of 7 to 15 people who commute to and from work together but do not necessarily work in the same location. Participants volunteer to drive. Vanpools typically travel more than 15 miles one way and only have one scheduled trip into work and back home per day. For more information about these commuting options and more, call the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s CommuteInfo program staff at 1-888-819-6110 or visit the website at

JUNE EVENTS AT THE WEST NEWTON LIBRARY The West Newton Library is pleased to announce the start of its annual Children's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Come Fly With Me" and will run every Wednesday from June 11 to July 2. It will be held again at the Lion's field and will start at 10 a.m. The event is open to children of all ages and is free! There will be crafts, games, snacks and, of course, some great stories! Please make sure to give the library a call before June 2 to register your child at 724-972-3229. Please note you do not have to attend all four sessions to participate. The West Newton Library is hosting a venue for future brides called "Future Brides Gallery of Ideas." The month of June the library will have a room devoted to information strictly pertaining to all aspects of a wedding. Brochures and fliers will be available from various local businesses that provide bridal and wedding services. Bridal magazines will be there for future brides to browse through for gowns and wedding ideas. Library hours are Monday 12 – 6 p.m., Tuesday closed, Wednesday 12 – 8 p.m., Thursday closed, Friday 12 – 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, call 724-972-3229.

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Veterans Information Day to Take Place on Flag Day at West Newton Public Library The Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs announces that it will hold a Veterans Information Day at the West Newton Public Library on Saturday June 14 (Flag Day) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A representative from the Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs will be at the West Newton Public Library to provide veterans with benefits information and answer questions on possible VA benefits and programs. The West Newton Public Library is located at 124 North Water Street. Contact the County’s Veterans Affairs Office for more information at 724-830-3530.


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Village of Venetia Plans Outdoor Concert Series, Honors Veterans Here are a few of the new summer offerings: Brown Bag Outdoor Concert Series: Every Wednesday at Noon in Wright's Archway, 788 Venetia Rd. Enjoy great live music from Bach to George Jones by local artists from noon - 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Buy a $5 brown bag meal at the open restaurant, purchase a lunch at Wright's United Methodist church, or bring your own and enjoy an outside café setting with live music. Stay tuned for complete schedule and menu choices. June 4 - Bridget and Little Bit of Country June 11 - Dempseytown Ramblers June 18 – Fiddlin’ John Powell Call Rev. Richard for details at 724-348-5718. Re-commission the Venetia School Flagpole: Friday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. The Shipmates, classmates, Honor Guard of the Mon Valley Veterans Association and other dignitaries will be on hand to help us remember and bring honor to all veterans, past and current who have enabled us to maintain our freedoms and abilities to be a beacon of light to the rest of the world. The Flag of The United States of America will once again fly with honor in our Village of Venetia in front of our community center (the former Venetia Elementary) for all to witness and enjoy. Come bring a lawn chair and invite your friends to be a part of the ceremony as we gather to sing and pledge our love for our country and community. Contact Rev. Richard for details at or 724-3485718.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Staff Donates Record Amount of Food Shown with boxes ready for transport are Kimberly Quinn, MVH Scouting for Food steering committee; Karen Wall and Yvonne Duncan of the Central Escort Department; and Dennis Crouch and Ken Anderson, volunteers from the Fayette City Food Bank in Belle Vernon. Mr. Anderson is also a board member of The Fayette City Christian Missionary Alliance Church, which houses the Fayette City Food Bank.

Monongahela Valley Hospital staff donated a record-breaking amount of non-perishable goods for local food banks in the 2014 Scouting for Food campaign. This year’s grand total of 12,255 units collected was the highest amount since 2007. Additionally, the hospital’s staff on 5-W collected the most units with 1,020. Donated goods are counted using a unit system that encourages more nutritious donations. Four local food banks received the food.

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South Park Women's Club Announces 2014-2015 Executive Board The South Park Women's Club closed the 2014 year with a luncheon held at the Bella Sera Restaurant in Canonsburg. A sincere ‘thank you’ goes out to our outgoing president, Pam Ennis, and her board, for all of her great accomplishments this past year in promoting community involvement, unity, and friendship. We are now beginning another great year with new endeavors and our new executive board is as follows: President: Lilas Soukup, lst Vice President: Sandra Bond Mialki 2nd Vice President: Linda Bilec, Treasurer: Rowena Partyka Secretary: Cathy Obricki All women are invited to join us at our next meeting in the fall, which starts our new season, on Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. at the South Park Community Center on Brownsville Road. Come join us to have fun, make new friends, and do many great things.

June Meeting of the Retired Men's Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills Focuses on Pittsburgh Pirates At the June meeting of the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills, local resident and author George Wilson will be expounding on the entire history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Do you know how they got that name?) George is a graduate of TJ, a former teacher and coach at PHMS and TJ, and author of a book about the Pittsburgh Pirates Franchise. Join us to reminisce about what you already know and maybe to learn some new things. The meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, June 19 in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive in Pleasant Hills. Cost for the lunch is $7. For additional information, or to indicate your intention to attend, call the office of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church at 412655-2000. Please call by Friday, June 13 to be included in the lunch order.

Cabbage Rolls Dinner to Benefit the Greg Moore Family St. Agnes Parish in Richeyville is hosting a Benefit Cabbage Roll Dinner for the Greg Moore family. This is being held on Sunday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8. There will be half-thetake and baskets of chance. Meal includes cabbage rolls, potatoes, vegetable, bread, applesauce and dessert. Takeout orders are available. Tickets will be sold at the door or by calling Lorraine at 724938-9237 or Chris at 724-632-5649.

We’re expecting. The region’s newest, state-of-the-art labor & delivery center. We’re proud to announce the addition of a labor & delivery center to our award-winning hospital. Now, South Hills communities have access to elegant new birthing suites, state-of-the-art technology, and the experience and expertise of Allegheny Health Network’s superb doctors, right in your community. If you’re expecting, or planning to be, you ZRQ·WÀQGDEHWWHUSODFHIRU\RXDQG\RXUEDE\ Visit to take a virtual tour, or call 412.DOCTORS to learn more.

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August 1 Save the Date! First Annual “Olive Thomas Flapper Fête” Scheduled for August 1 Please join us on Friday, August 1 at The Willow Room, Rt. 51, Belle Vernon, as the Mid-Mon Valley Cultural Trust celebrates its first annual fundraising benefit in support of the roof repairs and restoration of our area’s only historic theatre built in 1895, The Coyle Theatre located in Charleroi. Tickets are $50 and go on sale June 1. Space is limited. You won’t want to miss this fête celebrating Olive Thomas – a Charleroi native and Ziegfield girl/ silent screen film star most notably recognized for her lead in the 1920s film “The Flapper.” At the fête, you can sit in on a private screening of her famous film, enjoy a cocktail reception, hors d’oevres, champagne bar, raffles, auctions, flapper fashions and flapper music from 7 – 11 p.m. Contact Melanie Patterson at 724-331-3654 for more information or visit us on Facebook or the website

Mingo Creek Park Offers Photo Scavenger Hunt for Children The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is having a “Photo Scavenger Hunt” Children’s Program at Mingo Creek Park, Shelter 7, on Thursday, June 12, 2014. There are two sessions offered. Session I begins at 10 a.m. and Session II begins at 1 p.m. This is a fun and amusing way to find some interesting things in nature. Teams will search high and low for items and will even take a few pictures of their teammates in action. Please bring along a digital camera or camera phone; we will need at least one per group. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724-228-6867. There is no fee for this program.

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Heritage Players to Present “Acting Out” and “The Crucible”

Annual West Newton Community Yard Sale Scheduled for June 7

The Heritage Players Acting Classes will present "Acting Out," a recital of skits and one-act play on June 13 at 8 p.m. at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 412-254-4633. The Heritage Players will present Arthur Miller's classic drama, "The Crucible," on June 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 8 p.m. and June 22, and 29 at 2 p.m. at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave. The box office opens one half hour before curtain. Tickets are $12 at the door or online. Visit the website or call 412-254-4633 for more information.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 7 for the Annual West Newton Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be yards sales on north, south, and west sides of town. The community festival committee will be serving food at Vine Street Park and is also selling spots to sell your treasures if you don't have a garage or yard. Make sure to stop by the West Newton Library as well, where they will be hosting their annual Mega Jewelry and Book Sale. Over 1,000 pieces of fine, costume, sterling, gold and vintage jewelry to offer at prices starting at 50¢. DWNI will also be on-site serving a great selection of hot items for lunch.

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JUNE PROGRAMS AT THE PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY Pleasant Hills Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Rd, Pittsburgh and can be reached at 412-655-2424. Please register for classes by calling 412-655-2424, or emailing ADULT PROGRAMS Meet author Kathy Bashaar Thursday, June 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. as she launches her new book, The Saint’s Mistress, about the relationship between St. Augustine and his mistress. Conversations Salon - Diverse opinions are welcome Friday, June 6 from 1-3 p.m. Summer Reading Program –Saturday, June 8 from 1- 3 p.m. at Pleasant Kingdom Shelter B. Sing-up is for all ages—babies to adults. Murder & Mayhem Mystery Book Club - meets Monday June 9 at 1 p.m. This month’s selection is Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak. Writers /Lifestory Writing Group - Amateur and professional writers in any genre, including fiction, non-fic-

tion, poetry and memoirs are invited to participate on Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. Participants should bring in an essay or a sample writing. Evening Book Group - meets Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. This month’s selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion. Music on the Lawn - Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 with Blak N Blu, a young improvisational rock and blues band started by students Zach and Sean Landers. Alzheimer’s Workshop - Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. presented by Jay Cincinnati of Home Instead. Books and Brews Beer Sampling Saturday, June 28 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Library. Activities will include the sounds of DJ Last Man Standing; beer trivia, plus other entertainments. Tickets are $20 and available at CHILDREN, TEENS, AND THEIR FAMILIES PROGRAMS Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays,

June 3 – August 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Explore different themes through stories, songs, crafts, and a snack. For children ages 3 1/2 - 6 years old, with or without a caregiver. Evening Baby Book NookTuesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, etc. For children ages birth to 2 years old. Tot Time - Thursdays, June 5 – August 28 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old. Summer Reading Kick-Off at Pleasant Kingdom - Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Join us for games, crafts, and ice cream sundaes. PJ Family Story Time – Reading Robots- Monday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, June 11 – August 27 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages birth to 2 years old. Fizz Boom Experiment Wednesdays, June 11 – August 13 at 3 p.m. Explore elementary science with hands-on experiments. Kindergarten – 5th grade. Spark A Discussion - Thursdays,

June 12 – August 14 at 12:30 p.m. Eat pizza while playing games and hanging out with friends. For students going into grades 6 – 12. Preschool Stem- Colors of the World- Monday, June 16 at 2 p.m. Explore the science, technology, engineering, and math behind color . For children ages 2- 5. Taco Tuesdays- Middle School Book Discussion - Tuesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. For students going into grades 6—8. Bug Hunt at Pleasant Hills Arboretum - Monday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Join Chad Gore, local entomologist, at the Arboretum to learn about bugs in our area. Lego Extravaganza Club Thursday, June 26 at 4 p.m. For children ages 3 and up. Birds of Prey- Monday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. Join Cathy Schlott, bird trainer and curator at the National Aviary, and Parker the Red Tailed Hawk for an educational evening at the library. Family Program.

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Charleroi American Legion Distributes Poppies

Pictured are (l-r): Jennifer Vargo; Midge Vavases; Darlene McBurnie; and Terri Suchy. Missing from the picture are those who helped earlier: Doris Menia; Janet Westcoat; Kris Wergin; Pat Robinson; Pam Watts; and Steffanie Micjan. PHOTO CREDIT: WAYNE E. RAY

The all-day rain did not dampen the spirit of the Charleroi American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22 members while they distributed “Veteran-made poppies” at the Belle Vernon Wal-Mart on May 15th. This annual May tag-day event is an honor for the Unit 22 members to volunteer their time to benefit our veterans that are so often overlooked and forgotten. The Pennsylvania Veteran Programs and the veterans and their families receive 100% of all the donations collected. The ALA provides the materials to make the poppies and give the veterans, for their personal use, 7¢ for every poppy they make. No administration fee is ever kept and the ALA buys back the poppies at $20 per hundred.

West Newton Library Announces 2nd Annual Mega Jewelry & Book Sale We are happy to announce the Friends of the West Newton's Library 2nd Annual Mega Jewelry & Book Sale and Food Fest on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you missed last year's sale, make sure you make this one. Once again, we will have over 1,000 pieces to choose from as well as over 500 books. We have a selection of vintage, modern, costume, pearls, sterling and gold jewelry from which to choose, including pierced and clip earrings, bracelets, necklaces, broaches, pins, and rings with prices starting at $1. Our half-price jewelry sale begins at 2 p.m. The book sale will be full a bag for $5 all day. Come early for the best selections. Downtown West Newton Inc. will be here serving meatball and hot sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and cold drinks. Our sale will be held in conjunction with the Annual West Newton's Community Wide Yard Sale that day, rain or shine. All proceeds raised benefit the West Newton Library. We are still accepting jewelry donations! 29 ——————————————————————————————————————————

JUNE PROGRAMS AT THE PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY Civil War 150! American Poetry and the Civil War June 19, 7:00 8:30 p.m. Presented by Dr. Faith Barrett, Associate Professor of English at Duquesne University Faith Barrett The American Civil War prompted an extraordinary outpouring of poetry by men and women from all walks of life. These writers turned to poetry to define their relationships to nation, region, home, and family, constructs that were all destabilized by the war. Americans on both sides of the conflict believed that poetry had an important role to play in defining national identity. While the Civil War clearly changed American poetry, it is also the case that the Civil War poetry changed the way Americans understood their relationship to the nations of the Union, the Confederacy, and the United States. Register by emailing, at the library’s circulation desk or call 724941-9430. Help the Birds - Make a Mini Garden Loom Monday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for supplies Presented by Andrea Marquis Not only are birds beautiful and interesting to watch, they also can help control your pest insect population, pollinate plants, and even keep weeds under control by eating the seeds! In addition to providing extra food and water to welcome birds, consider building them a mini

garden loom, which can hold extra snacks and nest-building materials. Participants will make their own garden loom to take home. Register for this program at the library’s circulation desk or call 724-941-9430. Fizz Boom Read! 2014 Summer Reading Program 8 weeks, June 23 – August 15 Cost: $5 payable at registration The library has been transformed into a science lab! Join us for fun experiments, technology, stories, movies, and more! M.S.G. (Mad Science Geniuses) Children entering Kindergarten – Grade 2 Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 1 – 2 p.m. Dr. Whatitz Mad Science Lab Children entering Grades 2 – 3 Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m. LABs @ the library Children entering Grades 4 – 6 Mondays, 2 – 3 p.m. What is Your Season? What are Your Colors? Thursday, June 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Presented by: Julie Peterson, Personal Color and Style Consultant, House of Colour – Pittsburgh Join us as Julie Peterson discusses how the color of your clothing can help flatter your natural complexion. Julie will present information on the four seasons color palettes that either compliment or clash with your unique skin tones, hair and eye color. Register to attend by emailing or call 724941-9430.

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Final Cost Savings Plan Announced for North Belle Vernon Graham Street Park The purpose of this plan is to keep the North Belle Vernon Graham Street Park practical for the Borough to maintain upkeep costs and open the park to an increased variety of people of all ages by adding more attractions, lessening the vandalism, and combating the use of drugs at the park, thus keeping it safe for our public to enjoy without fear of the criminal element. Note the following major cost issues: The Tennis courts are in a crumbling state of order and are used very lightly to play tennis. The Basketball courts have a gap at midcourt that presents a high possibility of someone getting injured and suing the Borough. In the past five years, it is roughly calculated that both basketball rims have been up and in operation for 5 of the 30 months that the courts can be used. This time period is calculated from April - September. The high fence of the tennis courts facing Interstate 70 presents a safety hazard to the general public

walking the walking trail. Pipes are completely rusted through, the fence is falling in, and the fence itself has jagged edges. The children’s play area needs an overhaula -a new French drain system, new playground equipment and a safety-certified synthetic turf base should be put in to allow free access for wheelchairs and other means of movement for the disabled. The plan to address these issues is as follows: Tennis courts - Remove both tennis courts and make this a complete synthetic turf youth and adult 3V3 soccer area. A sports graphic safety wall padding 54” high will be placed on the new chain link fence that will surround the soccer field. Basketball courts - Noting that we barely have two rims up, eliminate half the basketball court and leave a one-rim play area. With the other half, we can extend the blacktop towards the volleyball nets and have a regular Inline/Dek hockey sized rink for the kids to enjoy. Some fence will need to be added to

Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary ‘Paint and Sip’ Fundraiser Scheduled for June 22 Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a ‘paint and sip’ fundraiser on Sunday, June 22 at the Social Hall. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the cost is only $35 per person, which includes all supplies. This will be a great day to get together with friends and have a good time. Whether you are good at painting or struggle with stick figure,s you can do it and do it well. Book your spot right away, as these have been filling up quickly. Call Christine to book or for more details at 724-747-0921.

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parts of the play areas to separate the two and keep the hockey ball/puck in play. A special sports graphic wall padding will be put into place to create a safety padding. Boards will not be used. High Fence - This fence will be replaced with all new 20’ high chain link fence. Also, new 12’ high fence will be placed around the inline/Dek hockey court to insure the safety of all passersby as they make their way around the park. Children’s Play Area - The new children’s playground equipment will focus on playground attractions that focus on fun while combating obesity. It will have a padded synthetic turf base rated for 12’ falls to allow wheel chairs or other ADAassisted safe and free movement in the children’s play area. Proposed funding for the plan is as follows: This $350,000 project is being funded via special sponsors whose names will appear on the sports graphic wall padding that will encircle both the soccer field and inline/Dek hockey court. The pro-

posal will be $15,000 for a 10-year sponsorship advertising. Also, a 4x8’ sign will be erected in the park and the company’s name will be on it facing Interstate 70. Lesser sponsors of $7,500 for 5 years and $5,000 for 3 years will also be sought out. They will also receive special sponsorship signage within the park, but not on the wall padding that is reserved for our two title sponsors. Fundraising will be done via the North Belle Vernon parks and recreation commission. Monies will be sought from foundations. Small signage for $2,500/3 years will also be recruited. Material donations will be looked for and special advertising will be provided to these companies based on the monetary value of their donations. A DCNR grant has been submitted and it is a dollar/dollar match with all monies, material donations, and hourly volunteer help. It is our goal to raise $160,000 to have this matched by the DCNR.


Did You Attend a Rostraver Township School? Join Us For a Gathering! On September 6, 2014, the 14th Rostraver Gathering Picnic will be held at Cedar Creek Park, just off Route 51, Rostraver Township. Anyone who has ever attended a Rostraver Twp. school at any time and for any length of time qualifies to attend. Invitations for those already on our roster will be receiving a letter soon for registration. If your address has changed since last year, please notify us. If you haven't been contacted and would like to attend, please contact Myra Dolence 3466 Ivy Hill Lane, Finleyville, PA 15332, 724-348-5268 or email Hope to hear from you!

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JUNE HAPPENINGS AT CLAIRTON LIBRARY Clairton Public Library is located at 616 Miller Ave., Clairton and can be reached at 412-233-7966. Summer Reading Club The club will start on June 9th and run through July 28th. Preschool and kindergarten read 15 books; grades 1 through 5 read 8 books; teens in 6th through 8th grades read 10 books; and adults read 5 books. For all readers, an online game called Questyinez is available. Summer reading party on August 6th. Craft Day The library special craft day will start at 1 every Wednesday on the following dates: June 11, 18, 25, and July 2, 9, 16, and 23. Cuddle Time for the Very Young Every Thursday from 11 until 11:30 a.m. children from birth to 2 years of age, can enjoy learning the rhythm and cadence of storybook language. Every child will need to be accompanied by an adult. Stories for Toddlers Tuesday mornings, youngsters aged 2 and up are invited to a story

time plus a fun, educational, group activity. Please bring your child at 10 a.m. for more experience with book learning. Also, your library card will allow you and your young ones to select books to “borrow” and take home. Afternoon for School Kids Older children are invited to join with the children from Sisters’ Place for more adult-lead reading activities. Every other Monday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Inquire at the main desk for details or call 412233-7966. Book Clubs for Adults Our library hosts two book clubs. The first is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. The second club meets very third Monday at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining should stop in at the library to request a copy of this month’s book selection. Let’s Play Board Games! Every third Saturday the library schedules a children’s game day. Aall school-aged students are welcome to play along from noon to 2 p.m.

Mon Valley Youth and Teen Assoc. Announces Summer 2014 Camping Programs The Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association, Inc., a partner agency of the Mon Valley United Way, is registering youth for its summer camping programs. Our day camp, "Grow Up Green" (ages 4 -6th grade), will be held June 16 - 20 at Palmer Park in Donora. Camp Watakamini, our resident camp, "Survivor" (ages 5 - 16), will be held July 4 - 10 at Laurel Hill State Park. Registration has begun for day and resident camps at the Youth and Teen office located at 538 McKean Ave., Donora. For more information about camping programs, fees, or to sign up your child for a camp, call the Mon Valley Youth and Teen office at 724-379-4889. Physicals are a must to attend resident camp. Physicals will be conducted on Thursday, June 21. Calls must be made for an appointment time. Space is limited so call or email the Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association, Inc. today at 31 ——————————————————————————————————————————

“Immaculate Reflections” Presentation to be Given by Author Jim O’Brien at PT Library Author Jim O’Brien will visit the Peters Township Public Library on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. for a program titled “Immaculate Reflections on Art Rooney, Chuck Noll and Troy Polamalu.” O'Brien will share inside stories on the Pittsburgh Steelers from the latest books in his 22-book ‘Pittsburgh Proud’ series. He has been writing about sports and family topics for 18 years for The Almanac, the South Hills weekly newspaper. Even if you're not a big sports fan, O’Brien says you will enjoy this program. A book signing will follow the presentation. Learn more about Jim O’Brien at Register to attend by emailing or call 724-9419430.

Bellmar Graduates Look Ahead to Collective Reunion June 20 The 3rd annual All Bellmar Reunion will be held Friday, June 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. in The Bellmar Room at the North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept.’s social center. The event is open to all graduates of the former Bellmar High School, which became part of the Belle Vernon Area School District in 1965 as the result of a merger with Rostraver School District. Bellmar graduating classes existed in 1952 through 1965. The 1966 group was part of the first BVA graduating class and their diplomas read “Bellmar Division.” In addition to BHS and former students, faculty, coaches and administrators also are invited. Fred Fundy, a 1952 Bellmar graduate and a former teacher at his alma mater, is facilitator of the planning committee. Helping Fundy coordinate plans for the reunion is a core group of Bellmar graduates serving as chairmen of their graduating classes. With their graduating year included, they comprise: 1953 –Joanne Cunningham Manetta; 1954 - Gloria Tracey; 1955 – Dale Hamer; 1956 – Don DeFazio; 1957 – Joyce Theakston; 1958 – Mary Ann Fryske Basits; 1959 – Carol Pocky Chacko; 1960 – Randy Jesick; 1961 – Linda Patrick; 1962 – Alvera Gantner Zolock; 1963 – Barb Toth Moskala; 1964 – Sam Smichnick; 1965 – Paul and Donna Zubovic; 1966 – Helen Paskan Bednarczyk. Others on the planning committee are Sondra Bruce, Joni Kelley, Dolores Frazier, Sandy Stinogle, Darla Belsick and John and Sharon Zunic. Fundy said this year’s event again will feature a menu of ham and vegetable trays, buns, potato salad and pasta salad, coffee and soft drinks. Attendees, however, are welcome to bring their own libations (other than coffee, water or soda) as well as “other assorted snacks and goodies,” he said.A $10 admission fee will be in effect and should be paid in advance to the individual class representatives. The deadline for reservations is June 6.

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Charleroi Plans Summer Children’s Programming, Community Day Charleroi Borough is planning nearly 40 days of summer activities for 2014. Kids 7 to 14 are welcome to come and enjoy the event. The Borough will have activities at three parks this year. Starting June 10 and running through August 14 at Crest Ave. Park, activities will take place Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the fun will be at the Trustees Park near the river. The last park activities will be at Woodland Park Thursday evenings at 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. There will be free lunches at Crest Ave. Park and Trustees Park. Charleroi-sponsored interns will work with the children. Events being planned include: crafts; a coloring contest; nature walks; water balloons; slip and slides; an obstacle course and a scavenger hunt. There will be activities for everyone who wants to come take place in the festivities. It is a way to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors .Tuesday or Wednesday, in the event of rain, the borough will have activities set up in the Market house. No rain dates are planned for the Thursday night events. The Borough is also having movie night in the Market house on Wednesday evenings. Wednesday

Movie Nights will be held every other Wednesday this summer. June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13, and August 27 are the dates and the movie titles can be found at the Borough web site. Movie Night includes activities before the movie, free popcorn and beverages. On July 3, the Borough will hold its annual Community Day and fireworks. The Market House will feature a kids’ activities area. There will be fun, games, crafts, a bounce house, face painting and entertainment from noon - 8 p.m. There will be bands playing all day. As part of the Community Day celebration, the borough is having a kids fishing clinic for kids 8-14 starting at 11 a.m. at the Trustees Park and from noon to 3 p.m. there will be a fishing contest at Trustees Park with prizes. Fireworks will launch at 9:45 p.m. Following fireworks, there will be a beach party at Magic City Square. A charity duck race, food booths, car cruise, and first responders and patriotic bike parade are also being planned. Come out and enjoy all the activities the Borough is running this summer. A complete listing will be on the Borough web site in June. Any people with questions or inquiries can contact Donn Henderson at 724-483-6011.

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Monongahela High School Class of 1969 Schedules 45th Year Reunion The Monongahela High School Class of 1969 will hold their 45th Year Reunion on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Mingo Creek Park, Shelter #3. There will be a catered meal provided by Spring House Market, music from our era and current hits provided by Chuck Ott from the Class of 1967, and dancing, games, prizes, and reconnecting with our former classmates. For more information, please contact Dorothy Penn-Mason by email at or by phone at 317-724-4418. She may also be reached by mail, 4965 Potomac Square Way, Unit#1, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268. There will also be a Friday night prereunion get together on August 1st. Details will be provided with the reunion packet, sent upon request.

PLEASANT HILLS PLANS SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM Ready for summer fun? The Pleasant Hills Summer Recreation Program will begin Monday, June 23 and continue through Friday, August 1. This program is available to children ages 5 - 12 who reside in the Borough of Pleasant Hills. Recreation hours are 9 a.m. - noon, Monday through Friday. Registration is mandatory for participation. No child will be permitted to participate without a parent or guardian registering him/her. Register online at thru June 14. Registration dates at the Borough Building, 1st Floor, are: • Thursday, June 5, 6 – 9 p.m. • Saturday, June 7, 1 – 3 p.m. • Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. - noon There will be NO REGISTRATION on the first day of Summer Recreation or thereafter. $50 registration fee per child. Family discount rate is $40 for the second child, $30 for the third child and $20 for the fourth child. Please have proper identification when registering your child/children. During Recreation, children ages 5 - 8 are to report to the Community Room at the Borough Building, 410 East Bruceton Road. Ages 9 - 12 are to report to Mowry Park, Shelter #4. Back again will be many of the old favorites including: crafts, water day and the recreation picnic. Other Summer Activities: Weekday afternoons (June 23 - August 1) from 1 until 4 p.m., playground supervisors will turn on the sprinklers at Pleasant Kingdom, weather permitting. Bring a towel and join the fun! Movies at Mowry! Join us under the stars for family movie nights in Mowry Park. The movies begin at dusk and vary in length. Movies are scheduled for Wednesday evenings (rain date will be the following Thursday evening).

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Oliver Miller Homestead Plans Forefathers Day for June 15th Come to the Oliver Miller Homestead on Sunday, June 15 and see how our grandfathers spent the day mainly doing outdoor chores. See our men demonstrate how to make various beverages of the time period to avoid having to drink water. Learn how the men made everyday wooden utensils needed on the farm. View how the men handled the bellows in the forge, keeping the fire just the right temperature for melting the metal and shaping it. Around the fire pit, see men working on stuffing sausage and cooking it along with corn mush. Look for a father making musket balls for the upcoming hunting season. Watch our weaver continue at his loom making the cloth necessary for the household. All these activities and many more will be at the Homestead on this Father Day. The Oliver Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Drive, in South Park. It is open each Sunday from May 5 through December 8 from 1:30 until 4:30, with last admission at 4. Admission on Special Event Days is $2 while on non-event days an admission of $1 is requested. For more information, visit the website at or phone 412-835-1554.

GO Green Camp for Kids to be Offered at PT Library The Peters Township Public Library’s GO Green Club will host a GO Green Camp for Kids at the library on June 10, 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to noon each day. The camp is free and open to children entering grades 3 through 5 in the fall. Registration is required by Wednesday, June 4 at the library circulation desk. Space is limited to 25 each day. The 3-day camp for kids will offer a different “green” topic each day, and participants can sign up for one, two or all three days of the camp. Themes for each day of the camp will include: Tuesday, June 10: Day One will be all about composting and pollination. Angie Phares will explain how to turn your food scraps and other materials into wonderful compost – with a little help from some friendly worms. Dr. Candy DeBerry, Associate Professor of Biology from Washington and Jefferson College, has prepared an activity to demonstrate pollination. Wednesday, June 11: In Day Two, you will learn all about local foods – and we don’t mean what you buy at the supermarket! Have you ever visited a local farmers’ market? Find out where you can go to get fresh, local food that tastes great and is SO good for you. Bring a healthy appetite to this program. Thursday, June 12:: Day Three will be all about the water cycle, featuring speaker Josephine Posti from Pennsylvania American Water Company. Featuring the story of our water cycle, an interactive watershed model, a water taste test, and the Great Filter Challenge - you will never think about a glass of water the same way again. Are you a high school student interested in helping with this camp? Email the club at, and you will be contacted with more details about volunteering at the GO Green Camp for Kids. 33 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Monessen Veterans Council Holds Meeting The May meeting of the Monessen Veterans Council was opened by President Ron Chromulak. Bob Gilotty led the group in the pledge to the flag. Chromulak gave the chairman's report. Belle Vernon AL Post 659 will have their caisson in the parade. Trinity High School ROTC will be participating as will the Mon Valley Hospital and the Tribune Review Newspaper. Other organizations have been contacted and will be getting back to the council shortly. Don Rattay, a Monessen veteran, wishes to be in the parade with his jeep and caisson. Rattay has participated in many of the Vet parades. He is welcome to be included in the lineup. Gilotty reported that the booklet ads are moving along smoothly, but his present health condition has slowed him up and he may not be able to continue. Billy reported he is willing to step in and continue the job. Forms are available for anyone who wishes to get them out. Discussion was held on the price for patron ads and a suggestion was made to make it a $5 minimum for a patron ad. Discussion held again on repeat visits to different places and should be avoided. Tag day is set for June 14 at Walmart and July 12 at K-Mart. The 8 to 10 a.m. and the 10 to noon time slots are covered. The noon to 2 p.m. has three people and we need one more person. The 2 to 4 p.m. time slot needs four people to fill in. The Boy Scouts have been contacted and will be helping out. Billy contacted Barb Janosik and the ladies will be assisting again this year. Vlasic reported that Retired Lt. Col. Mark Mourier, a Monessen native, has accepted to be the principal speaker and parade marshal. Mark is a 34 year Army veteran and is a school teacher in North Carolina. An e-mail has been received from a Cal U musical group and they would like to participate in the parade on a float.

Family Hobo Hike at Mingo Creek Park The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering a Family Hobo Hike at Mingo Creek County Park on Saturday, June 14, at 10:00 am. Meeting place will be at Shelter 10. The history of the 1800's Hobo and their unique slang will enlighten this hike. Participants will be making a bindle stick to carry on their shoulder, so be sure to bring along a bandana if you'd like. You may also want to bring bottled water and a snack to fill your bindle stick. This program is FREE! Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Parks and Recreation Office at 724-228-6867.

26th Annual Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy Scheduled for July 19th Please join the Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania for the 26th Annual Pirates Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy on Saturday, July 19 at PNC Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. This is a 5K run/2 mile walk around the North Shore. For more information, visit the website or contact Colleen at 412-322-5880.

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The Monessen Public Library is located at 326 Donner Ave, Monessen and can be reached at 724- 684-4750. During the month of June, the regular children’s programs, such as Storytime, Crafternoon, Saturday specials, will be on hiatus as preparations are made for the Summer Reading Program. The 2014 Summer Reading Program will focus on science. The library is now offering Ebooks through OVERDRIVE. To download e-books and audio-books go to and click on the OVERDRIVE link to get started. Please contact the library if you have any questions about E-books. Each year, several organizations and individuals step forward and “adopt” various magazines by paying their subscription costs. The following is a list of magazines needing sponsors for 2014: Casino Player, Ebony, Glamour, Macworld, Martha Stewart, Model Railroader, Mother Earth News, Muscle & Fitness, Organic Gardening, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Utne Reader. As the sponsor, your name will appear on the cover. Magazines can also be donated in memory of a loved one. If interested, please inquire at the Front Desk. Pay attention to these upcoming events: June 14, “Beginning Genealogy” - Claire McMullen will host

her monthly “Beginning Genealogy” class on Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. in the Pennsylvania Room. Her topic will be “The Census, part 1”, and she will discuss how to use the data for genealogical research. The class is free. June 23, Genealogy Forum The Mon Valley Genealogy Forum will meet on Monday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Reading Area of Monessen Library. Jack Bergstein, Monessen attorney, will discuss his passion for genealogy and the problems he encountered in his research. He will also cover the history of the Jewish Community in Monessen and the Mon Valley. The program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. June 28, Summer Reading Party - From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Summer Reading Sign -up Party will be held. There will be a Mad Scientist Photo Booth, wild and gray Einstein hair crowns, a trash robot, a “Pinky and the Brain” Festival and refreshments. At 1 p.m., the Carnegie Museum of Natural History will present a hands-on dinosaur program. During Week #1 from June 30July 5, the theme will be ‘Dinosaurs.” On Monday, June 30, at 6 p.m., there will be a “Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp and Dinosaur Time” craft with dinosaur puppets coming out of their eggshells. Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford

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Celebrates Founders Day The Greater Monessen Historical Society will sponsor an afternoon of Syrian food-making and tasting with various cooks, along with a discussion of the Syrian church by the Very Rev. Father Fred Pfeil on Sunday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Heritage Museum. Free admission. The Syrian Exhibit continues to be available for viewing until July each Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Museum. Arcadia Publishing has approached the society to create a book for their new “Images of Modern America” series. It will feature color photos of events in Monessen during the time period 1950 to present. Matt Shorraw has volunteered to facilitate the project. Color photos can be scanned and emailed to: or brought in to the museum for scanning. The photos can be either loaned or donated. GMHS is looking for an individual or individuals interested in constructing a model of one of the industrial plants that once lined the banks of the Monongahela River. The Society is also interested in having models constructed of the various church or store buildings in town. If interested, contact Gary at 724-684-8460.

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When cleaning out closets, attics or old trunks in the basement, think of the Monessen Heritage Museum. Bring any unknown photographs to the museum! Contact the Museum before throwing away our heritage. GMHS will once again celebrate Founders Day at Monessen City Park. It will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature Civil War re-enactors in camp and food booths. Please mark your calendars. The celebration will salute the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Henry Donner, as well as the 150th anniversary of Colonel James Schoonmaker’s cavalry charge at the Third Battle of Winchester in 1864, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. If interested in having a booth at the festival, contact the museum at 724-684-8460. Jack Bergstein, Monessen Attorney, will be the speaker at the Mon Valley Genealogy Forum on Monday, June 23. The group, that is co-sponsored GMHS and Monessen Public Library, will meet in the library at 5:30 p.m. Jack will speak on his own family research, as well as the history of the Jewish community in Monessen and the Mon Valley. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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Business & Merchant News News and Events from the Peters Township Chamber Upcoming Events: June 14 - Relay for Life June 19 - Business After Hours Mixer - 5 - 7 PM at One Deck Bar & Grill, 200 N Lakeside Dr., Canonsburg. $5 Donation to Community/Scholarship Fund. Register at June 28 - Peters Township Community Day August 15 - Peters Township Teacher’s Welcome Lunch October 18 - Chamber Chase 5K Walk/Run Please Welcome Our New Members • University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence • Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, Counseling and Consulting • The Pampered Chef - Amy Chess • Peters Township Farmers’ Market RE/MAX Select Realty Holds RibbonCutting Ceremony Re/MAX Select Realty recently celebrated their grand opening with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Megan Chicone Awarded 2nd Annual Carol Foley Memorial Character Counts Award Pictured are (l-r): Linda Webster; 1st Annual Carol Foley Award co-winner; Megan Chicone; Greg Gold; 1st Annual Carol Foley Award co-winner; and Dr Ed Foley.

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MON VALLEY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS AT&T Red Skye Wireless Terry Queen 120 Pricedale Road Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-929-2915 Cell Phone Sales/Services Brownsville Area Revitalization Corp. Tami Sealy, Board President 69 Market Street Brownsville, PA 15417 724-785-9331 Non-Profit - Community Development DTV Enterprise, LLC Daniel Visnauskas 615 Fallen Timbers Road Point Marion, PA 15474 724-562-2696 Home Repairs, Improvements and Rentals Mon River Industrial Group, LLC Michelle Herron, CFO P.O. Box 249 Allenport, PA 15419 724-929-5351 Industrial Development

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tay Daghlas, Area Regional Manager 17 Route 88 North Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-3994 Auto Rentals Groom & Vroom Car Wash Joseph D’Antonio 7th & McKean Avenue Charleroi, PA 15022 724-344-8613 Auto Cleaning & Detailing Mon River Industrial Group, LLC Michelle Herron, CFO P.O. Box 249 Allenport, PA 15419 724-929-5351 Industrial Development Work Certified Academy Linda Waggoner 95 West Beau Street, Suite 115 Washington, PA 15301 724-225-2551 Employment & Training

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Howard Hanna Donation to Mon Valley Hospital’s Charity Care Fund Brings Total to $110K+ Monongahela Valley Hospital’s commitment to providing area children with access to quality health care recently received another boost from Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services in Belle Vernon. Through its fundraisers, the local business donated $10,000 to MVH for its Children's Free Care Fund, bringing the company’s total donation over the years to more than $110,000. The Howard Hanna Tom Simon, Sr., broker/owner of Howard Children’s Free Care Fund Hanna Simon Real Estate Services in Belle program helps to cover medVernon, presented a $10,000 check to ical expenses of children who Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Thomas J. come to MVH for treatment, Cullen, R.Ph., senior vice president. but whose families do not have health care insurance. Howard Hanna Simon Real Estate Services raised the funds during its annual holiday fundraiser, the 17th Annual “Chow-Chow” Luncheon at Cedarbrook Clubhouse Grille, in November 2013. More than 200 community members attended the festive lunch and auction event chaired by Deanna Bovard, Kristin Moffett and Cindy Walman of Howard Hanna.

ULTA Beauty Set to Open at Washington Crown Center Mall Another exciting retail addition is on its way to Washington Crown Center! The shopping center announced today that ULTA Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States, is slated to join the mall’s everexpanding tenant roster later this year. The announcement comes on the heels of last year’s opening of Marshalls, as well as recent announcements that JoAnn Fabrics and Ross Dress for Less will be opening in Summer 2014 and Fall 2014, respectively. The new 11,000 sq.ft. ULTA Beauty will feature an exclusive collection of more than 20,000 prestige brands of cosmetics, fragrance, hair care, skincare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as a fullservice salon, providing an all-inclusive beauty experience. “ULTA Beauty will bring the latest beauty trends closer to home,” says Michael Joyce, Washington Crown Center’s general manager. “The convenience of a one-stop-shop for the latest cosmetic, hair care, and fragrance products will surely appeal to our customers. Our growing tenant mix is echoing our commitment to providing shoppers with access to name brand and designer fashions, accessories, home goods and now beauty products at affordable prices.”

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Pizza in Peters is the Talk of the Township Newest Shop is Pizza Al’s By J.R. Brower

Everybody loves pizza, especially in Peters Township. It seems that more and more pizza places appear along Route 19 every year. Discussion of the culinary trend began last year at a council meeting during the approval phase of the township’s new comprehensive plan, when the subject of discussion was the everincreasing commercialization of Washington Road. Councilman Jim Berquist remarked off the cuff that he was amazed how many pizza restaurants keep opening in the township. “We’re a pizza paradise”, he said, adding that he really didn’t have a problem with it, since he loves the stuff. At the most recent count, he and fellow pizza lovers will have 16 places to choose from. The newest pizzeria to arrive on the Peters Township scene is Pizza Al’s, located at 3504 Washington Road between Wendy’s and Arby’s. It is located on the site of the former Ageless Beauty Salon. Opening in November of last

year, Pizza Al’s is one of three based out of Morgantown, WV. In business for over 40 years, Pizza Al’s has two locations in Morgantown, one near the north WVU campus and the other close to the main campus downtown. The small chain is owned by Albino (Al) Roberti of Morgantown. In partnership as coowner with Roberti at the new Peters location is Paul Findley who is now a new township resident. Findley said that business has been good. “We get busier and busier every week. It just takes people coming in and trying our food one time, and then they’ll come back,” said Findley. Pizza Al’s menu includes three sizes of traditional pizza, white pizza, calzones, salads and 11 styles of hoagies. Findley said, “We specialize in making the big 20-inch pizzas at a reasonable price.” Pizza Al’s has a nice dining area, and there is, of course, call-in / take-out. Their phone number is 724-942-3434. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Noah Findley and his brother Paul Findley enjoy serving their new Peters customers.

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Royal Order of Scotland Named MVRCC May Member Spotlight

Sir Edward H. Fowler, Jr., provincial grand master of Royal Order of Scotland, USA and Angie Cieslinski, administrative assistant, are seen here being recognized as the MVRCC’s May Member Spotlight.

The Royal Order of Scotland has been a member of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber since 1997, when the organization chose Charleroi as the headquarters office. They are marking 136 years of Christian free masonry. The Royal Order of Scotland is an invitational masonic organization for 32nd degree masons or knights templar with at least five years membership in a free masonry fraternity and distinguished service in masonic, church, or civic activities. Ed Fowler will serve as provincial grand master until May 31 of this year, at which time he will become provincial grand secretary. James E. Winzenreid will take over the post of provincial grand master on May 31 at Charlotte, North Carolina. There have only been 10 grand masters of the organization since 1878 when it was constituted. The world headquarters of the Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. They are located at 400 Fallowfield Ave. in Charleroi and can be contacted at 724-489-0670 or at Find out more by visiting the official website at

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MACC May Business of the Month is Triple B Farms The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to name Triple B Farms as its May Business of the Month. Triple B was an abandoned farm when it was purchased by Ron Beinlich in 1967. Ron and Carolyn started their family farm in 1971 with 205 acres of land and 10 cows, calling it West Bend Stock Farm. The cattle herd grew in the coming years, as did their family with daughter, Becky, being born in 1973 and son, Bill, in 1975. In 1984, the family planted their first strawberries and raspberries, changing the farm name to Beinlich’s Beef and Berry Farm. The name was too long for customers to remember, so they called it Triple B Farms. Triple B sold their first fruit crop in 1985. Now Triple B has three farms totaling 400 acres, three irrigation ponds, four acres of strawberries, two acres of raspberries, two acres of peach trees, 25 acres of sweet corn, and ten acres of pumpkins, plus various summer crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans and other vegetables. Over the years the farm has

grown with many new farm buildings and other farm animals have been added along with areas of entertainment. Of course, Triple B has become “famous” for its annual fall festival. Son Bill and wife Sue now run Triple B while raising four children of their own. The Beinlich family has tried to provide their customers with quality produce, agricultural education and entertainment. The Beinlich family hopes they have laid the foundation for Triple B Farms to be a family farm for many years to come. Triple B Farms LLC, is a scenic farm located in southern Allegheny county, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. Open late May through October 31. For more information, visit or call 724-258-3557.

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GRCC May Business of the Month is Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors

Pictured are (Left): Beth DiPiazza; Timothy Sepsi; Jason Drill; Anthony Ezzi III; Scott Swinchock and (Right) Lindsay Rzeczkowksi; Jim Anderson; Jeff Mendola; Jake Cuthbert; Brian Casey.

The Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce is pleased to name Waddell & Reed as its May business of the month. Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed is among the most enduring asset management and financial planning firms in the nation. The company has today grown to more than 400 offices nationwide and provides proven investment and planning services to individuals and institutional investors, as well as a variety of insurance products which are offered through insurance companies with which Waddell & Reed has sales arrangements. For more information about Waddell & Reed, or about financial services in general, contact Jeffrey S. Mendola, Managing Principal, at Mon Valley office, 1030 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, 724-9293959, or the Monroeville office, 2790 Mosside Blvd., Suite 720 Monroeville, PA 15146, 412-858-9090.

Cover Story: Mantle House Mission Holds Ribbon Cutting Continued from page 1.

A ribbon cutting was recently held for the Mantle House Mission, located at 132 S. Water Street, West Newton. The Mantle House Mission is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a loving home environment for homeless or near-homeless young adults, ages 18 to 24. The Mantle House Mission assists these young adults with independent living skills, provides resources for them, serves as an advocate and provides mentoring to help meet their physical, behavior and spiritual needs. Entrance in to the Mantle House Mission is temporary and transitional. Mantle House Mission also operates a resale thrift store at the corner of Vine and S. Water Street that is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations are accepted and can be brought to the store during business hours. Volunteers are needed to assist the Mantle House Mission in a variety of ways. For more information, call 724-872-7119. —————————————————————————————————————————— 39

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Holds ‘Brand’ Opening

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Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Holds Recognition Dinner for 2014 Honorees

Jody Moebius, agent; Ron Croushore, CEO; and LouAnn Kenny, Rostraver office broker

Berkshire Hathaway, The Preferred Realty’s Rostraver office held a ‘brand’ opening celebration to officially launch its affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, on April 23rd, 2014 at 2 p.m. at 638 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon. The festivities included a cocktail hour and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with special guests from the Greater Rostraver Chamber and past, current and future clients. The brand opening also featured the new signage reveal, a cabernet and champagne toast, and refreshments. Berkshire Hathaway, The Preferred Realty, a 50?year?old Southwestern Pennsylvania real estate firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate, joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Network in April 2014. Heading the Rostraver office is LouAnn Kenney, an 18-year real estate veteran. “We are attracted to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for its brand reputation, leadership and financial strength,” said Ron Croushore, CEO. “We also appreciate the brand’s value proposition and tool suites, as we are committed to providing best-in-class programs and services to drive exceptional performance and sustainable profitable growth.”

Pictured are (l-r): Bill Horrell, Billie Sue DeForest, and Judi Robbins.

If you visualize an elegant setting, soft music, superb dinner, and smiling faces, you will experience the atmosphere of the 39th Annual Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Recognition Dinner. MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry was named the Business of the Year. Community Service Award was given to Judi Robbins of The Crew Missions and Billie Sue DeForest of Tregembo Motors was recognized as Young Professional of the Year. The event began with a DVD tribute to the honorees. It was a beautiful night from beginning to end to express gratitude to these pillars of the community. The central theme of the evening for all three honorees included faith and family. Love and admiration resonated through the room as each of the honorees was introduced by their children.

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June Meetings of the Women's Business Network The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information, visit 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, June 4 and 18. Contact Valerie Bartels at 412-4183072. • The Mon Valley Chapter meets at 9:15 a.m. at Sparkles by Shell, 246 W. Main Street in Monongahela on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, June 5 and 19. Contact Amanda Ciranni Fisher at 724-309-5120.

• The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread – Trinity Point on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, June 11 and 25. Contact Jennifer Englert at 724462-1067. • The Bethel Park Chapter meets at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Park Municipal Building, 5100 W. Library Avenue in Bethel Park on

the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, June 5 and 19. Contact Tamra McKenna at 412-885-5162. • 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, June 5 and 19. Contact Susan Ceklosky at 412-334-3230.

42 ————————————————————————————————————————— BALLERINI, Rosa Maria (DiPaolo), 84, of Baldwin, died May 2. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BARTOLOTTA, Elizabeth “Jean”, 66, of Monongahela, died April 25. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BERNOSKY, Virginia L. (Quillen), 90, of West Mifflin, died April 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BISHOP, Betty C., 91, of Baldwin, died May 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and FUneral Home in Pleasant Hills. BLADES, Patricia, 67, of Charleroi, died April 25. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. BLOOM, Angeline Marie, 71, of Roscoe, died April 20. Arrangements by MelenyzerDuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, nc. in Roscoe. BRAZIER, Grace, 94, of South Park, died April 26. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. BURY, Mary S., 89, of Monongahela, died April 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CARPENTER, Aldene Lee (Chess), 84, of Wind Ridge (formerly of Castle Shannon), died May 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CONTE, Ethel. L., 89, of Monongahela, died April 30. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CRIVARO, Sundae, 87, of Pleasant Hills, died April 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CWIKLINSKI, Francis “Frank”, 69, of Bethel Park, died April 18. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. DIETZ, Frank R., 85, of Roscoe, died May 7. Arrangements by Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. ERMLICK, Robert E., 60, of Charleroi, died April 27. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. FARINE, Dennis J., 74, of Whitehall, died April 24. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FISCHER, Marianne B., 57, of New Eagle, died May 13. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. GALARDINI, Helen S. (Williams), 87, of Pleasant Hills, died April 30. Arrangements by Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. GARLAND, Mary Pat, 69, of Finleyville, died May 2. Arrangements by Kegel

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Recent Local Death Notices Funeral Home in Finleyville. GLOTFELTY, Richard L. (Rick), 66, of Fairfax, VA (formerly of Eighty-four), died May 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. GOELZ, Richard L., 74, of Baldwin, died April 25. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GRANT, Margaret M., 92, of Charleroi, died May 10. Arrangements by SchrockHogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. GRIFFIN, Alfred, 92, of Castle Shannon, died April 21. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GUTA, Andrew, 87, of Bethel Park, died on April 7. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HAAS, Ruth W. (Ault), 87, of Whitehall, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HALERZ, Nancy, 80, of Baldwin Borough, died May 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HALL, Gary, 70, of Bethel Park, died May 9. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HEAGY, Delores “Dolly”, of Pleasant Hills, died April 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HOUTZ, Kevin, 56, of Finleyville, died May 2. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HULLEY, John M., 66, of Finleyville, died May 12. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KAMENSKI, Bernard “Bernie”, 80, of Bethel Park, died April 28. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. KEETON, Jeffrey C., 53, of Finleyville, died May 4. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KELLY, Dorian F., 19, of Finleyville, died May 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KILGER, Margaret, 94, of Bethel Park, died May 8. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park KOREKACH, Despo, 86, of Bethel Park, died April 22. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOSTOLANSKY, Margaret, 97, of Charleroi, died April 27. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.

KUCHINIC, Edward J., 69, of Venetia, died May 13. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. LAROUERE, Patricia A. (Buczynski), 71, of Bethel Park, died May 20. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LIGAS, Jerome “Jerry” Sr., 71, of South Park, died April 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LILLICO, Theodore George, 90, of Pleasant Hills, died April 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LOPEZ, Joseph “Cheppy”, 83, of Carrick, died May 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LOVE, Bill, 78, of Bethel Park, died May 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. LUCAS, Alexander R., 89, of Pleasant Hills, died May 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LUNDY, Enis, 89, of Upper St. Clair (formerly of Monongahela), died April 24. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MARKUNAS, Stanley A., 85, of Bethel Park, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills MARSHALL, Irwin R., 87, of Baldwin, died May 3. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MATYASOVSKY, Edith, 95, of Jefferson Hills, died April 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. McGETTIGAN, Geraldine “Gerry”, 72, of South Park, died April 15. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. OFFNER, Ray III, 36, of Castle Shannon (formerly of Mt. Lebanon), died May 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PATTON, June Olive (Pierce), 95, of Jefferson Hills, died May 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETERSAVAGE, Cindy (Nassan), 55, of West Mifflin, died May 14. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. POPP, Joseph J., 84, of Monongahela, died April 17. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

POTEMRA, Mary L. (Jancic), 84, of Butler (formerly of Baldwin), died April 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PURCELL, William E. Sr., 55, of Charleroi, died April 29. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. QUINN, Joyce, 57, of McMurray, died May 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. REID, Gerald J. “Jerry”, of Baldwin, died May 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SALERA, Rosemary, 90, of Bethel Park, died May 3. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SCHESSLER, Bridget “Maggi”, 62, of Bethel Park, died May 1. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. SHERRILL, Richard L. “No Show”, 73, of Monongahela, died May 6. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. SIKORA, Dennis Stanley, 66, of West Mifflin, died May 8. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Fneral Home in Pleasant Hills. SIMPSON, LaVerne, 81, of North Charleroi, died May 16. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SLOWIK, Stanley F., 79, of Pleasant Hills, died April 28. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMITH, Caroline A. (Reid), 91, of New Stanton (formerly of Fallowfield Township), died May 4. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. SOLTRICK, Dennis M., 72, of Whitehall, died May 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STILLEY, Verna Mae, 78, of Bentleyville (formerly of Finleyville), died April 4. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. STUMP, Agnes R., 89, of New Eagle, died April 24. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. TONRY, Steven, 57, of Bethel Park, died April 10. Arrangements by Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WESLEY, Charles C., 85, of Baldwin, died May 13. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. YOCHUM, Norma L. (Funk), 77, of Baldwin, died May 5. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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Local People News Donora’s Debbie Burkhardt Receives Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 2014 Protin Award Monongahela Valley Hospital honored it employees, medical staff and board during the organization’s 42nd Annual Service Awards Dinner on May 5 at the Willow Room in the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver. Debbie Burkhardt, RT, (R) (T) (CT), director of radiation oncology, received the 2014 Edward J. Protin Memorial Award, one of the hospital’s most prestigious honors. Those eligible for the Protin Award have served the hospital for at least a decade, exhibited significant contributions to the health care system over and above what is required, and demonstrated the qualities of leadership, loyalty, compassion and empathy. Last year’s Protin Award recipient, radiology technologist Dale Varega, made the announcement. “Our Protin awardee is a wonderful ambassador for Monongahela Valley Hospital who makes every person feel as though he or she is our most important patient or visitor,” said Mr. Varega. “This employee greets new patients with a hug — never a handshake. Patients

These Monongahela Valley Hospital employees were honored for 25 years of service. Seated (l-r) are: Ronna Voelker; Beverly Clark; Barbara MacPherson; Mary Ann Fonzi; Sharon Thomas; Margaret Majireck; Lori Barkey and Cathy Henderson. Standing (l-r) are: Kim Ashcraft; Michelle Monte; Candy West; Marie Hackinson; Ajay Mathur, M.D.; Henry R. Glaneman; Scott Zemba; Gordon H. Watkins II; Yvonne Duncan and Erin Sinko.

are put at ease with her caring attitude. If they are frightened, she even cries with them.” Mrs. Burkhardt, of Donora, is passionate about breast cancer. As she says, “Breast cancer impacts 1 in 8 women and we are making wonderful strides treating people.” Mrs.

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Burkhardt has been very involved with the annual MVH/Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk since its second year. Another highlight of the evening was presenting awards to employees, medical staff and board members with 25 years of service. Honorees included Kimberly Ashcraft; Lori A. Barkey; Beverly A. Clark; Yvonne Duncan; Sharon Ann Evans; Mary Ann Fonzi; Henry R. Glaneman, board member; Marie Hackinson; Cathy L. Henderson; Cathy A. Horrell; Carol A. Jones; Barbara A. MacPherson; Margaret A Majireck; Ajay Mathur, M.D.; Michelle Monte; Sudha Nayar, M.D.; Donna K. Pekar; Thomas B. Pinto, M.D.; Stacy L. Pryor; Erin Sinko; Charles E. Stacey, board member; Tuan-

Debbie Burkhardt, director, radiation oncology, received the 2014 Edward J. Protin Memorial Award. Pictured with her is radiology technologist Dale Varega, the 2103 Protin Award Winner.

Ahn L. Ung, M.D.; Ronna Voelker; Gordon H. Watkins II; Candace L. West and Scott Zemba. In addition, the hospital honored 14 staff who had 20 years of service; 13 staff with 15 years of service, 19 staff members with 10 years and 21 with five years. Employees with 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service that were present were also honored with a gift. MVH leaders also honored 21 recent retirees and remembered 19 members of the hospital family who passed away during the last year. “Compassion, Innovation, Dedication: The Commitment Continues” was the theme of the annual dinner celebrating MVH employees, physicians and board members.

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Matthew Cheran Named Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has named Matthew Cheran, a social studies teacher from Peters Township Middle School, the recipient of this year’s Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award. Criteria for the award are that the educator inspires students of all abilities, has earned the respect of colleagues, students and parents, and is actively engaged in the community. “Mr. Cheran has an exceptional ability to connect with his students – both inside the classroom and Matthew Cheran beyond. In addition to making coursework engaging, he provides vital emotional support during what can often be a challenging time for young adolescents,” said William M. Campbell, WCCF Chairman. “He truly exhibits the type of professional dedication that the Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award was created to recognize.” After graduating from Baldwin High School, Cheran attended Penn State University and University of Georgia. Moved by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, he decided to leave his successful career in insurance case management to follow his dream of becoming a teacher. He was hired by Peters Township School District in 2004.

Diana Irey Vaughan Announced as 2014 Washington County ATHENA Award Recipient The Washington County Chamber of Commerce announced Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan as the 2014 Washington County ATHENA Award Recipient. The 2014 finalists included: • Mary Anna Babich, Dawood Engineering • Sheila J. Cowieson, Community Bank • Donna L. Ramusivich, Monongahela Valley Hospital • Aleta Richmond, Pennsylvania Federation of Diana Irey Vaughan Business & Professional Women According to Jeff Kotula, President of the chamber, the ATHENA Award is an internationally recognized award that honors women’s leadership within the business and civic communities. Mr. Kotula stated, “The award promotes leadership by honoring exceptional individuals in the community who contribute in significant ways to the achievements of women and women’s leadership issues. As Diana and the four finalists demonstrate, we are very fortunate that Washington County’s businesswomen have taken leadership roles in both our civic and business communities.” The ATHENA Award recipient and finalists are selected by a panel of accomplished Washington County businesswomen, who determine the candidates by the following criteria: have achieved the highest level of professional excellence; contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential. 45 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Washington, Pa. Man Donates Blood for 300th Time Twenty-Year U.S. Postal Letter Carrier Inspired By Father to First Donate Blood Robert Foflygen is a giver, and he proved that for the 300th time on Tuesday, May 27, with a Central Blood Bank donation at the Washington Community Donor Center. “It’s an incredible milestone for both Robert and us,” says Central Blood Bank Executive Director Michele Tysarczyk. “This celebration demonstrates to Robert that he continues to make a difference in many, many people’s lives.” With Father’s Day just around the corner, Foflygen gives the nod to his dad for first inspiring him to be a blood donor in 1982. “I remember seeing my father donate blood,” explains Foflygen, 66, “so it just seemed the natural thing to do for me.” What makes the former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier a doubly special donor, Tysarczyk says, is that he switched over years ago from donating whole blood to donating platelets. The process is slightly different, in that a machine extracts the platelets and immediately returns the rest of the blood components to the donor. As one of the components of blood, platelets control bleeding. It’s particularly helpful for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. It also allows a donor to give up to 24 times a year, because the body replenishes platelets more quickly than red cells. Whole blood donations can be made once every 56 days. Either way, the Washington man looks at donating blood like a civic duty. “Sometimes people will ask you for a donation, and it’s just too easy to reach in your wallet and hand them a few dollars,” the retiree says. “But when I donate blood, I’m truly giving a piece of myself. If you think about it, I’m actually giving them a piece of my body.” For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit or call 866-366-6771.


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Nellie Chester to Receive Community Foundation’s Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has selected Nellie (Housel) Chester to receive its annual Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes a local individual or organization devoted to the promotion of human welfare or the advancement of social reform in the community, whether local, national, or international. “Nellie Chester has been a caring and devoted friend to many individuals in difficult circumstances,” remarked William M. Campbell, WCCF Chairman. Nellie Chester “Her dedication to feeding the hungry in our community is particularly noteworthy, and the Foundation is pleased to be able to recognize her longstanding efforts through our Waller Humanitarian Award.” Forty years ago, a fire damaged Chester’s home, but not her spirit. From the ashes came a lifelong commitment to service, especially to human needs agencies that provide vital assistance to those who are struggling or are in crisis. “People were so good to our family after the fire. The community hosted a clothing drive and helped us get anything else we needed. So, we decided we were going to pay it forward and help someone else,” Chester stated. True to her word, she juggled service activities while raising six children with her husband, Edward. For nearly 30 years, Chester has been involved with her local food pantry, located in Ellsworth. She developed a highly efficient food distribution system that enabled her to serve approximately 100 pantry clients in an hour. That system then became a model for other county pantries. Additionally, she has worked hard to secure food contributions from local grocers and to advocate for government funding for programs that provide assistance to those in need. Her passion for her work has inspired others, and it is not unusual for as many as 24 volunteers to assist with the pantry’s monthly food distribution. Chester is a past member and past president of the Greater Washington County Food Bank Board of Directors and past president of the Eighty Four Lions Club. She continues to serve her community as the coordinator of the Ellsworth Food Pantry, a voucher writer for the Salvation Army, a supporter of the Great American Food Drive, and a member of the Washington County Democratic Committee.

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Nurse Youger Named 2014 Cameos of Caring® Awardee When you ask someone who has received medical care at Monongahela Valley Hospital about the quality of their care, one of the first comments you will hear is “the nurses are so compassionate.” It takes a special type of person to be a nurse and MVH hires men and women who are among the best in their profession. Mary Youger, RN, (center) learns she is the 2014 Cameos of Caring Award winner In celebration of National Nurses at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Ms. Week, May 6-12, MVH hosted a Youger was chosen from 16 MVH nurses breakfast to honor its nurses. During nominated by their co-workers for the event, Mary Lou Murt, senior vice demonstrating excellence in nursing care. Ms. Youger is shown with Julie Henry, RN, president of Nursing, presented the (left) Operating Room and Barbara 2014 Cameos of Caring® Award to Bargiband, RN, (right) Behavioral Health. Mary Youger, RN, Emergency Department (ED). This prestigious award is presented annually by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing to honor exceptional bedside nurses who work in acute care hospitals. Nurses throughout Western Pennsylvania nominate their co-workers who demonstrate excellence in nursing care, serve as advocates for patients and families and embody the essence of the nursing profession. “I am so proud to work here — I work with the finest group of people,” Ms. Youger said through tears. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” She said that she became a nurse because she enjoys providing care to people and making a difference in their lives. The medical staff then presented each Cameos of Caring nominee with a gift before the awardee was announced. Fifteen other MVH nurses were nominated for the Cameos of Caring Award. THE 2014 NOMINEES INCLUDE: • Jill Barney, RN, 6-East • Barbara Bargiband, RN, Behavioral Health • Becky Caldwell, RN, 5-East, The Orthopedic Institute • Stephanie Clingenpeel, RN, 7-West • Tina Daerr, RN, Coronary Care Unit • Jessica Fitch, RN, Mon-Vale Oncology • Shannon Hampsay, RN, Intensive Care Unit In celebration of National • Michele Haftman, RN, Nurses Week, May 6-12, MVH Radiation Oncology hosted a breakfast to honor its nurses. During the event, Mary • Shannon Hartman, RN, Lou Murt (right), senior vice 4-Progressive Care Unit president of Nursing, present• Julie Henry, RN, Operating Room ed the 2014 Cameos of • Amy Molish, RN, Same Day Surgery Caring® Award to Mary Youger, RN, (left) Emergency • Amanda Overend, RN, Department (ED). 5-West (Rehabilitation) • Amy Perkins, RN, 6-West • Wendy Rock, RN, 3-Progressive Care Unit • Kelley Ulery, RN, 7-East (Med/Surg – Oncology)

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Veronica Brueggman of South Park Honored with Girl Scout Humanitarian Award Veronica Brueggman, a member of South Park Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 50637 and a senior at South Park High School, was selected as one of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s Awards of Distinction recipients. She received the 2014 Girl Scout Humanitarian Award at an awards ceremony on May 16th at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Dr. Ellen Roth, president and co-founder of Getting to the Veronica Brueggman Point Inc., and Patricia Burkart, Girl Scout CEO, presented the award to Veronica. The Humanitarian Award is awarded to a current scout who demonstrates outstanding volunteer community service; promotes friendship, cooperation and community spirit among all people; and displays compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership and creativity in her humanitarian work for their classmates, schools, communities or charitable organizations. Veronica has been in Girl Scouts for 13 years. She has had the opportunity to plan many activities and events for the Girl Scout troops in South Park. Through these activities, she has interacted with nearly every Girl Scout in the community. She has participated in community service projects such as food drives, toy drives, and community clean up days. In addition to Girl Scouts, Veronica was on the high school varsity volleyball team as well as Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Club’s Premier 18-1 team. She is copresident of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club at South Park High School and an active member of the Environmental Club and Interact.

South Hills’ Dr. Gary Cartwright Awards Four Scholarships Dr. Gary Cartwright, an orthodontist with offices McMurray & Bethel Park, recently awarded four $500 scholarships to four high school seniors; two girls and two boys. Pictured are (l-r): Front row: Emma Every year he conducts an essay conSebastian, Brittany Crouse. Back row: Mukunda Aithal, Dr. Gary Cartwright, test for all past and present patients Suhas Hoysal. who are furthering their education. The topic was “What would you like to study after high school and why?” This is the 15th year Dr. Cartwright has awarded this scholarship. Winners this year: Emma Sebastian of Upper St. Clair, PA, daughter of Gerald and Stacie Sebastian, will be attending Juniata College to study biology; Brittany Crouse of Canonsburg, PA, daughter of David and Nicolle Crouse, will be attending California University of Pennsylvania to become a physical therapy assistant; Mukunda Aithal of Canonsburg, PA, son of Hari and Arpana Aithal, will be attending Purdue University to study engineering; and Suhas Hoysala of McMurray, PA, son of Subramanya and Nikhila Hoysala, will be attending Ohio State University to study mathematics. 47 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Daisytown’s Garwood Baptist Celebrates 50th Anniversary Garwood Baptist Church of Daisytown, Rte. 481, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during the months of April and May. The church began in 1964 when the Rev. Howard E. Pierce, Sr. started a fellowship in his home. As the attendance grew, a larger place was needed and services were held in an old unused church at Oak Grove. As the congregation grew, it was decided to build a new church. On land donated by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lynn, Garwood Church was built using lumber from an old school building purchased for $200. Most of the work was done by volunteers.

The new church building was dedicated in July of 1969. During the month of April, special services were held. Each Sunday, along with special music, there was a presentation involving some aspect of the history of Garwood Baptist by audio/visual or historical refection. Robert Bradshaw and Ken Baringer, charter members, recalled the building of the church and Enid Porter, choir director, told about the music that was sung over the years. On Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m., a 50th Anniversary Banquet was held at Hugo’s Restaurant on Rte.40. Former pastor, Bob Norman and his wife, Linda, took part in the program. Pastor Cliff Reynolds coordinated the anniversary celebrations.

Peters Creek Presbyterian Schedules Vacation Bible School Registration is now open for the Peters Creek Presbyterian Vacation Bible School, 250 Brookwood Rd., scheduled for July 14 - 18 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. There is no charge for our VBS program, as we offer it as a service to the community. Our theme will be ‘SonTreasure Island’, and we will use the current curriculum from Gospel Light . We’ll have some adventuresome times learning about Jesus on the VBS Beaches at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church. Children who have just completed some form of preschool through 5th grade are welcome to sign up as participants. In order for preschool students to participate, they must be at least 3 years old, potty-trained, and have attended at least some form of preschool prior to VBS. To register your child for VBS, please use the form on our website at If you have any questions about our Vacation Bible School, please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Katie Brandt, at Register soon, and encourage your friends to do the same - we have lots of space, but spots are limited for every grade level!

Monongahela’s St. Damien of Molokai Plans “SummerFest” The St. Damien of Molokai "SummerFest" will take place at St. Damien Parish Park, 1st and Main Street (behind Dierken’s Pharmacy) in Monongahela. Friday, June 20 - 5 – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 21 - 5:30 – 11 p.m.

Sunday, June 22 - 3 – 8 p.m. Entertainment: Friday, June 20 - “The Jaggerz” 8:30 – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 21 - “The Elmonics” 8:30 – 11 p.m. Sunday, June 22 - “Dr. Zoot” 5 – 8 p.m. Highlights include bake sale, Bingo, basket raffle, children’s and adult games, small games of chance. Food includes various ethnic and American foods, wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, BBQ, hand-cut fries, fresh squeezed lemonade. Mass in the park will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

South Park Community VBS Sponsored by Various Churches Kids from around our area are invited to come to the community Vacation Bible School sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church, Nativity Roman Catholic Church, and Windover Hills United Methodist Church. The VBS will be held Sunday, June 22 to Thursday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Windover Hills UMC, which is located at 6751 Ridge Road in South Park. This program is open to kids four years of age up to those who have completed the fifth grade. The theme for this year is Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God. Applications are available online at or at participating churches. The cost of the program is $5 if registered by June 9 and is $15 after that until the cutoff date of Sunday, June 15. For more information, contact Rev. Jude Urso at 412-653-6899 or one of the participating Churches.

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June Events at South Hills Assembly of God Church South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for June. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit Clothing and Merchandise Sale Shop for great bargains at the annual "Gently Used" Clothing & Merchandise Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7. Donations of clean, gently used items welcome beginning June 1. Bouncy House Bible School VBS is June 16-20. Kids will learn to bounce back through forgiveness, bounce up to eternal life in Jesus, bouncy talk and uplifting words, bounce forward in spiritual growth and bounce around to reach out to others. Games, Bible stories, music, a climbing wall & more! Preschoolers (2-5 years) meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $10. Kindergarten - 6th grade will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $15. Invite your friends! Jeremiah 29:11 Employment Transition Group is a support group for those who are searching for jobs in a difficult economy. Come to network with others for prayer and encouragement from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17. Facilitators assist with resume writing, interview skills and job opportunities. “Lunch Bunch” Bible Study for ages 65+ meets from Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19 in the multi-purpose room. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by June 17. Agape Prayer Circle, a women's prayer and friendship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Collision, young adult fellowship night for ages 18-30s, meets at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 in the Youth Center Café. Childcare provided. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 8:45 a.m. Friday, July 4

for a breakfast run. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510. Care for Caregivers, an Alzheimer's support group, meets at 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5. Affiliated with the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. All family members coping with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders are welcome to attend to receive updated information and emotional support.

Summer Events at Windover Hills UMC Exciting things are continuing to happen here at Windover Hills UMC. We are located at 6751 Ridge Road in South Park. The community is invited to attend any of our three worship services throughout the summer. We worship on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Beginning July 9, we will have a weekly Wednesday evening service for the rest of the summer at 7 p.m. in our Memorial Garden. Also during the summer months there will be a special adult study offered on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. We will be studying Francis Chan's book, Crazy Love. This study will begin on Sunday, June 29 and last the rest of the summer. Our Community VBS will begin on Sunday evening, June 22 and run until Thursday, June 26 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Please see our church website, for an application and more information. Our Saturday morning men's study we be starting a new study on 1st John. This will begin on Saturday, June 7 and will meet from 7:30 - 9 a.m. Please contact the church for more details at 412-653-6899. Our preschool is offering new week long summer camps as an enrichment for children looking to go into kindergarten this next year. There are a total of three sessions being offered. Please check out our website for more information.

News from First United Methodist Church Monongahela First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main St., Monongahela, will hold the following upcoming events. For more information, call 724-258-7054. Sunday Morning Worship Schedule 8:45 a.m. - Early Morning Worship Service 9:45 a.m. - Christian Education Classes for all ages 11 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service Other Events Girls Scouts - 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday Youth Night - 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday Cub Scouts - 6 p.m. every Friday Choir - 6 p.m. every Thursday United Methodist Woman 6 p.m. 2nd Thursday of the month Spring Fleatique will be held on Saturday, June 7 starting at 8 a.m. with many bargains, bake sale, food and a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Coming July 7-11…Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, where Jesus’ Love is one-of-a-kind! Sign up today!

St. Thomas A' Becket Festival Opens With Steel City Sky Jumpers The St. Thomas A' Becket Annual Festival will be held on the church property, 139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, June 26, 27 and 28. The times for each day are 6 to 11 p.m. The attraction for the opening of the Festival will be The Steel City Sky Jumpers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. The entertainment will be: Thursday, June 26 - Music by DJ Labby Friday, June 27 - Abilene Band with Gas House Annie (country)

Saturday, June 28 - The Holidays Band Added to this will be C & L Amusement Rides for children and adults. The giant slide will be back plus other fun rides. The Super Auction will feature prizes with various themes and will be on display each day with the drawing on Saturday night. Super Auction presale tickets of 100 tickets for $50 will be available two weekends before the Festival, June 14, 15 and June 21, 22 before and after the weekend Masses. The Super Bingo with cash prizes will be on Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Dinners will be served each evening: Thursday: Chicken planks and meatball hoagies Friday: Battered fish dinner, pierogie (pirohy), haluski Saturday: Stuffed cabbage dinner In addition to this there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, kolbassi & kraut, French fries, pizza, funnel cakes, strawberry shortcake, sundaes and more. There will be a bake sale and homemade donuts, pic-a-tic for gift baskets, golf game, hockey game, big cat, dime pitch, face painting, spin art instant Bingo, games of chance, raffles and more. The public is invited to this great event at St. Thomas A' Becket Church. Bring your fmaily and friends. For more information, call 412-655-2885 or 412-653-4322.

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Upper St. Clair’s Westminster Presbyterian Church Offers Programs for Kids Basketball Skills and Drills Workshop (for boys and girls ages 7 – 11) July 22, 23, and 24 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $45 This 3-day workshop will cover skill work, fundamentals, drills, and opportunity to scrimmage. Instructor Al Mallah has a long career in basketball. In addition to playing professional basketball for 13 years in Europe, he has also coached college and professional level teams. Summer Camp with BOZ the Bear for Ages 2 – 5 July 21 – August 1 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 9:30 – noon Cost: $90 Camp Director: Charlene Howard – Preschool Teacher at Westminster Nursery School Each week, your child will spend time with BOZ the Bear, learning and playing through a series of lessons. BOZ loves exploring God’s world with his friends, Drew and Gracie. BOZ entertains, educates, and inspires preschoolers with great stories and wonderful songs. The children will be divided into age-appropriate groups. Each age group will rotate through our fun BOZ activities: BOZ Art and Reading Bible Story with BOZ Run and BOZercise – Outside Playground Music and Movement with BOZ All instructors have been screened and obtained all government clearances. Visit our website at for registration and program details or call Kathy Long at 412-835-6630.

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Rituals of Spring at Saint Francis Church Include First Holy Communion and May Crowning

First Holy Communion Class

By Paul Chasko

As certain as spring follows winter, so do First Holy Communion and May Crowning ceremonies at Catholic churches throughout the region. At St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville, the sacrament of May Crowning Participants Holy Communion was first received by children of the parish Communion at St Francis of Assisi on May 4. The following Sunday, Church: Zennik Bublak several of the children took part in Alexandra Campa the crowning of a representation of Braydon Campbell the Blessed Virgin Mary in a ritual Dawson Cole that goes back hundreds of years. Amanda Dawson Placing a woven crown of flowers Jayden Fox on the statue is traditionally done Brianna Gosliak outdoors, but the weather doesn’t Austin Kriz always cooperate, so this year’s May Dominic Mansmann crowning was done in the church. Maddox Miller The Sacrament of Holy Grace Mucci Communion is administered when Nathanael Wardle the children reach a point in their Kathleen Weldon catechumenal studies when suffiCongratulations to the children, cient religious maturity is indicated. their parents and to their religious On May 4, the following children received their First Holy education instructors.

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724-326-4222 1933 Main St., Allenport Entertainment starts at 9 p.m. 1 – Jimmie & Bucky Duo 5- 8 p.m. 6 – Karaoke 7 – DJ 13 – Karaoke 14 – 512 Donner 20 – Karaoke 21 – DJ 22 – Acoustic w/ Gary Antol 5- 8 p.m. 27 – Earl from Wisdom Band “| “8:30 p.m. 28 – DJ 29 – Jimmie & Bucky Duo 5- 8 p.m. BALTIMORE HOUSE

412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills 7 – Uptown Rhythm and Bass 14 – RML Jazz 21 – One of Each 28 – SuperMoon Wednesdays – Live Entertainment Thursdays – Karaoke w/ Judy DENNY’S ROADHOUSE

724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays – Saturdays Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids

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412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 3 – Open Jam Night 8 - 11 p.m. 7 – Trinity Wiseman 6 - 9 p.m. 9 – Colors & Bottles (sign up online) 10 – Bar Bingo 7:30 win Pirate tickets 13 – Pat Heiserman 9 p.m. 17 – Open Jam Night 8-11 p.m. 19 – Michael Christopher 9 p.m. 20 – Regular Joes 9:30 p.m. 23 – Colors & Bottles (Sign up online) 24 – Bar Bingo 7:30 win Pirate tickets 26 – Kickball 7:30 p.m. 27 – Todd Jones 9 p.m. HEY ANDY’S SPORTSBAR AND LOUNGE

724-258-4755 1221 W. Main St., Monongahela 6 – Five Minutes of Fame Karaoke 7 – Shannon the Merger 11 – Jam Night 13 – Stray Dogs 14 – Steeltown


724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Rd., Monongahela Tuesdays – Jam Nite w/ Josie McQueen Wednesday – Open Stage w/ Dirk Diggler Thursdays – Jam Nite w/ Josie McQueen Friday – DJ/Karaoke Saturday – DJ/Karaoke THE HUNTING LODGE

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

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724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 6 – The Bill Ali Band 13 – Bad Newz 20 – Verity’s Lie 27 – Fynal Tyme II Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke Sundays – Karaoke

724-348-7022 6285 Rt. 88, Finleyville 1 – Good Guys Duo 2:30 p.m. 7 – Michael Christopher 6 p.m. 8 – Totally 80’s 2:30 p.m. 14 – The Lumber Company 6 p.m. 15 – Satin Hearts 2:30 p.m. 21 – Bill Ali 6 p.m. 22 – Ez Action 2:30 p.m. 28 – The Lumber Company 6 p.m. 29 – Sputzy 2:30 p.m. Thursdays – Acoustic Night 6 p.m. Fridays – Car Cruise 4 p.m.


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412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd., Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd., Jefferson Boro 7 – CSR Band 14 – Rump Shakers 21 – Moonshine Still 28 –12-noon Thursdays – Acoustic Open Stage w/ Brown Liquid Fury Fridays – Open Stage Night all musicians welcome

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Seniors for Safe Driving Schedules Upcoming Events


Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for senior citizens 55 years of age and older. The highway safety programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes seniors eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. The discount is mandated by PA state law. If you have never participated in a senior driving program before, you must attend a two-day program. To qualify for a one-day program, you must have taken a senior driving program in the past. No exceptions. Upcoming Programs: N. Huntingdon – Redstone Highlands, June 4, 12 - 4 p.m. Bethel Park - Paramount Senior Living, June 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. To register, call 800-559-4880 or online at

The following information is for the Venetia Community Center, located at 800 Venetia Rd., Venetia, PA. We are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. Get ready for a great picnic on June 12, sponsored by the Caring Mission of Washington and Humbert Lane, with lots of good food with all the trimmings. A great program has been prepared for our entertainment, and there will also be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction with proceeds going to help the Venetia Senior Center. Entertainment by Jim Slinner. Luncheon on June 26 will feature Tenor Soloist Don Roach and Elizabeth Jefferies on the piano. If you know of any friends who might like to join us for a great lunch, feel free to invite them. All that is needed is a reservation by calling Erma Grego at 724-941-6956. All are welcome.



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Senior Ministry Trip to Lancaster in Oct. Taking Reservations Now A limited number of tickets are available for the Mon-Valley PanOrthodox Senior Ministry trip to the Sight-and-Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA on October 7 - 8, 2014. Arrangements are being made early because tickets for the new production of "Moses" are selling out far in advance, and October is one of the most popular travel months. The cost is $185 a person, including round-trip bus transportation, one show ticket, and overnight accommodations (double occupancy) with expanded continental breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express in Lancaster. The hotel is located within the Rockvale Outlets, featuring over 100 familiar namebrand outlet stores and several restaurants. A $50 per person deposit is being accepted on a first come/first served basis. Call Bill or Mary Leogas at 724-872-3103 for reservations/details and to confirm ticket availability.

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2014 Senior Games Scheduled to Take Place at Peters Township High School “Challenge Yourself” is the slogan for the 2014 Senior Games, to be held on Friday, June 20, at Peters Township High School, 264 E. McMurray Road, McMurray. “The greatest challenges that we all face are the limits that we place upon ourselves,” said Kathy Costantino, Washington County Supervisor for the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, the sponsor for the annual Senior Games. “Everyone 50 years of age or older from Washington, Fayette, and Greene Counties, and individuals who belong to senior centers within these counties, are invited to challenge themselves by competing in the Senior Games.” The athletic events include the 50-yard dash, basketball toss, bocce, corn bag toss, football throw, horseshoes, one-mile walk, putting, shuffleboard, softball throw and stationary bike. The opening ceremonies and the Parade of Athletes will begin at 9:30 a.m. All of the athletic and related events begin immediately after the opening ceremonies and continue until approximately 3 p.m. Although there is no charge for admission to the Senior Games, there is a $1 registration fee to participate in each competitive event. The public is welcome and senior competitors are encouraged to bring their families to cheer them on and to enjoy the ongoing activities throughout the day, including a health fair with information, health screenings and prizes, the Variety Show Entertainment, Super Bingo, food and craft booths. The Pennsylvania Lottery Association will be giving scratch-off lottery tickets to each person 18 years of age or older who visits the lottery table at the health fair, and there will be a minimum of five 10-ticket drawing awards for seniors who register to win. Joining the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, Inc. in co-sponsoring this year’s Senior Games are the Washington County Board of Commissioners and Aging Services of Washington County. In addition to the Pennsylvania Lottery, major civic and corporate sponsors include Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC for Life, Range Resources, Consol Energy, Coventry HealthAmerica, Hapchuk, Inc., Private James Perry VFW Post 191, Serenity Farms, Inc., and SeniorLIFE. Official registration forms may be picked up at senior centers or Area Agency on Aging offices in Washington, Fayette and Greene Counties. Information and registration forms are also available by calling 1-888-3002704 or 724-489-8080, ext. 4430, or by going online at Click on ‘Senior Games’ under ‘Current Events.’

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“Forever Young” Welcomes Summer Spring is here - just look around at the green everywhere and the flowers already blooming. And summer is on its way - get out and greet summer at 6:51 a.m. on June 21. That’s the time and date of the Summer solstice. Our “Forever Young” group will be looking forward to the warm summer days and nights. Here’s our schedule of activities for June. June 3, 10 and 17 There will be regular meetings at the Finleyville Community Center with the doors opening at 10 a.m. “Sit and Be Fit” exercises will take place before the meetings and a catered lunch will be served. June 24 June 24 is the day for our annual indoor picnic. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken and soft drinks will be provided. Members are to bring a covered dish. There will be free Bingo and “Good Neighbor Prizes.” The doors will open at 10 a.m. as usual and the picnic will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Happy June birthdays to Joe Polacek and Jean Harvey.

West Newton Senior Center Plans Appalachian Yittles Dine-Around Tour MT. VERNON HONORS OUR VETERANS WITH SPECIAL BENEFITS

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On this eat-your-way-through-the-day tour on September 13, you'll travel along the Cheat River Scenic Byway watching for rafters and fishermen on the beautiful river valley. Chow down to Appalachian and Preston County specialties at a WWII museum, in a historic home, at a mom and pop wooden spoons maker, an arts center, and at the first New Deal Homestead. By day's end, you'll be groaning with pleasure. We depart 7 a.m. behind Giant Eagle, Robertson St., West Newton. Your full payment of $105 is your reservation. Mail to 103 E. Main St., West Newton, PA 15089. Deadline is August 13. Cancellation only if you replace yourself. Contact Lou Ann WN Senior Center at 724-872-4976. Trip includes bus, all tours, all food, and driver tip.

Senior Trip Planned to Lancaster to See “Moses” Live The Mon-Valley Pan-Orthodox Senior Fellowship is planning a trip to Lancaster, PA on October 7 - 8, 2014 to see the Sightand-Sound Theater production of "Moses." The cost is $185 a person, which includes round-trip bus transportation, overnight accommodations (double occupancy) at the Holiday Inn Express located in the Rockvale Outlets, and theater tickets. "Moses" is a spectacular new show, and October is one of the most popular travel months, so tickets are selling fast. To make reservations or for more information, call Bill or Mary Leogas at 724-872-3103.

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LifeSpan Community Resource Centers Set Senior Travel Dates LifeSpan Community Resource Centers offer a variety of activities for older adults throughout southern Allegheny County, including travel. Join the Dormont Center for one of its three remaining trips for 2014. Call 412-343-6050 to reserve your seat. 55 ——————————————————————————————————————————


Titanic Adventure in OH – 1-day Motor Coach tour – June 16, 2014. Ride the Cuyahoga Rail Train and dine at Quail Hollow Resort with music and narration about the Titanic. Cruise Lake Erie on the Nautica. Savannah, Georgia – 6 days, 5 nights. October 13 to 18, 2014. Sail the Savannah by river boat. Enjoy a musical revue at the Savannah Theater. Tour Historic Savannah. Christmas in West Virginia – 1-day tour by Motor Coach. December 4, 2014 (tentative). Visit 1800s Market Houses with unique shops and a German Catholic Church established in 1889. Winter Fantasy Dinner Show at Oglebay Resort and experience the 6-mile driving tour of holiday lights at Oglebay Resort. Join LifeSpan Services at Bethel Park Community Center for their Boston, Salem & North Shore Trip August 13 to 20, 2014. 7 days and 6 nights. Discover Boston’s patriotic history. Visit Salem where the witch trials took place. Explore the quaint historic villages of the coastal North Shore. Call 412-831-7111 for reservations.

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Old Trails Business and Professional Womens' Club Honors Sports Students of the Month Old Trails Business and Professional Womens' Club honored its Sports Students of the Month of May at King's Restaurant in Bentleyville on May 12. Cory Adams (left), son of Kim and Bill Adams, is a senior at California High School. Cory participated in football, basketball and track. He is planning on attending Theil College for environmental chemistry. Ryan Konek (right), son of Cheryl and Kevin Konek, is a senior at Charleroi High School. He participated in soccer and basketball and will attend W & J majoring in biology. Also honored were Aaron Ankney from Beth Center High School and Matthew Vickless from Bentworth High School, who both were unable to attend.

Peters Twp. Holds Fall Tackle Football Registration It's time to register for Peters Township Junior Fall Tackle Football! Online registration will close June 27. Registrations after June 27 will be placed on a wait list and assigned to teams if spots are available. Registration: $150 per player or $300 for 2 or more players in a family. Uniforms: All new players and returning players that need new uniforms - cost is $82 per uniform. Dates for new uniform fittings will be announced. Helmets: All new and returning players that need a new helmet can purchase from our approved vendors. A helmet fitting will be scheduled. For more information, visit

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Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame 2013 Names Senior High Scholar-Athletes On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will honor area senior scholar athletes during its 21th annual induction banquet at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township at 5:30 p.m. Honoring the Mon Valley’s best and brightest in sports and in the classroom has been an integral part of the Sports Hall of Fame since 1995. Area students are selected by Mon Valley athletic directors and high school principals and are recognized at the banquet for their academic and athletic accomplishments. The Sports Hall of Fame Committee awards a certificate of merit reflecting personal dedication to achieving the highest standards of excellence as a scholar and in sportsmanship. This prestigious event bonds generations of area athletes by bringing together the past generation of Hall of Fame recipients with the present generation of athletes. This is ceremoniously represented in the seating arrangement in which the scholar athletes sit on a tier below the Hall of Fame inductees, challenging the students to achieve a goal that Hall of Fame personalities have accomplished. The first student scholar athlete to reach Hall of Fame status was Gina Naccarato. Ms. Naccarato was recognized as a student school athlete in 1996 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. THE 2014 STUDENT SCHOLAR ATHLETE RECIPIENTS ARE: Belle Vernon Area High School: Jake Sweitzer and Katie Anna Bentworth High School: Matthew Viekless and Ella Schaltenbrand Brownsville High School: Nick Despot and Whitney Ptak California High School: Michael Luketich and Kailyn Clancy Charleroi High School: Mathew Indorante and Anjela Tilghman Elizabeth Forward High School: Andrew Jacobs and Alison Pastore Monessen High School: Nathanael Moon and Monet Wade Ringgold High School: Devin Fallenstein and Eleni Radic Yough High School: Teddy Charletta and Natalie Peebles In addition to inducting the area’s finest scholar athletes, the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven new members including: Milfred “Bubby” Holmes; Maurice Mathieu; Heather Ferrari Milkent; Tony Segzda; Charles H. Smith; Ed Zuraw; and the late John Maczuzak. The recipient of this year’s Hall of Fame appreciation award will be Jerry Zahand of Highway Appliance, a former member of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Pat Bostick, a voice of Pitt Panthers football, will do the honors of master of ceremonies. Anyone wishing to attend the June 20 banquet and induction ceremony can purchase tickets for $40 by contacting Steve Russell, general chairman, at 724258-3823 or by mailing in money to MMVASHOF, 1106 Stanton St., Monongahela, PA 15063. 57 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Home & Garden Top Tips For Growing Tasty Tomatoes (NAPS)—Tomatoes are the #1 vegetable grown in gardens all across the nation. Fortunately, it’s easy to grow tomatoes, even if you haven’t got a green thumb, with these simple tips:

Plant 1) Sow seeds indoors, into individual containers, 1⁄4” deep and one to two seeds per cell. Keep moist and under good-quality light. Seedlings emerge in seven to ten days at 70° to 75° F. When seedlings have at least two pairs of leaves, acclimatize in a sheltered place outside for a week. 2) Pre-grown plants are a great alternative to homegrown seedlings. Grown and nurtured by trained

horticulturists, plants should be available at the optimum time for planting into the garden. 3) To reduce disease, set plants 11⁄2’ to 21⁄2’ apart if a bush or compact variety, 3’ to 4’ if a full-vining garden type, in a sunny area with average soil. Tomatoes are vines and can be planted deep, up to the two topmost sets of leaves. 4) Water thoroughly but not too often, early in the day so that plants will dry off before evening; 1” to 2” per week is best during the growing season. 5) Mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Use newspaper, grass clippings, salt hay, or straw to a depth of 3” to 4”.

Pick 9) Pick tomatoes when fully 6) Use slowcolored and soft to the touch. release fertilizPick regularly to keep plants er at planting productive. Almost-ripe totime to nourish matoes can be ripened in young tomato brown bags or spread on plants and newspapers at room temperaagain when first ture. Homegrown tomatoes fruits form. like this giant SteakHouse 10) Exciting new varieties, can be both tasty such as Burpee’s ‘Steakand budget friendly. Protect House’ tomato, can be 7) All tomaenjoyed with any meal and to toes benefit from staking and flavor cooked dishes, soups, sauces, caging. Emerging fruits gain stews, ketchup, paste, juice, quiche improved air circulation and and pies. You may care to try them reduced ground pest problems. in curries, casseroles and chutney, 8) Scout plants for harmful insects too. and disease often. Remove insects For more information, visit simply by picking them off or use or call natural soaps and beneficial insects. (800) 888-1447.

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UNION TOWNSHIP Laverna M Bakori Living trustee Solomon Ray & Anna Mae Gump trustee Maronda Homes Inc. Peggy Leech Mary Parish et al. Harry Raleigh

James Puckey Jr. and Bonnie Puckey Sean McFadden Linda Cole Hope Lynn Powell Missionary Partn. Ltd. Daniel Fritz

4474 Finleyville Elrama Road 3503 Frey Ave. 127 Viareggio Way Now 6 Oak Lane t r a n s find Real comm a c t i o n s f r Stats Airport Road o www. unity on o m y o u r mess 22 Overlook St. ur we eng bsi


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MONONGAHELA Mingo Boy Inc. Bryan Stokes Matthew Smelser Kim McArdle Virginia Passarello trustee

Jack Holt Jr. Micah and Ayla Ott Jodi Patton Melissa and Justin Lawrence Robert Griffith

Lucille Brockington Washington County Tax Claim Bureau LC Rentals Inc. US Bank NA trustee Estate of William Poroda Casey Levkus Peggy Simoncelli

Reverse Mortgage Solution Inc. Tri County Real Estate LLC MX3 Enterprises L.P. Ardent Property LLC Melissa Ramsey Guy Flament Jr. Kate Runac

110 Third St. $60,850 456 Liberty Ave. $150,000 206 Ridge Ave. $94,000 1238 Fifth Ave. $115,900 601 Deckert St. $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $104,821). 518 Lincoln St. $1,581 by sheriff's deed. 834 Marne Ave. $1,500 by sheriff's deed. 430 N. Alexander St. $54,000 628 Hancock St. $13,501 301 Third Ave. $40,000 403 Third St. $109,000 902 Sheridan St. $39,900

NEW EAGLE Kristy Baumgardner Estate of Mary Anne McGinty Louise Knoblach

Kristofer Bezy and Amer Crosby Ronald Tatar Jr. and Lisa Tatar Federal National Mortgage Assn.

186 Morton St. 104 Dover Ave. 136 First Ave.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Peter Banasick Richard Hunt et al. Estate of John Alexaner David John Wyvratt M3 Appalachia Gathering LLC Veronica Pollock

PNC Bank NA Jed Hunt and Betty Dixon Ryan and Brandi Wilson Jeffrey and Rebecca Klinger Rice Poseidon Midstream LLC Ronald and Heather Gereshenski

204 Donora Road 27 Sampson Ave. 2 Orchard Ave. 20 LaSalle St. Sneezy Road 16 Highland Ave.

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Brian Dinello PNC Bank NA Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Steven Lee Beatty & Lisa Amanda McClellan 915 Tanner Ave. JFC4 Properties LLC 608 Church St. Mark Andrew Smrdel 228 Center Ave.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Leo Yacomelli Estate of Ruth Helen Dugan Jack Soncini Blane Puskaric Estate of Susan Hartos Dolores Jean Humenik Clay Kollar Adeline Jones Darlene Barnes et al. Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Joanne Bonessi Charles Tremont

Northwest Savings Bank Daniel and Melissa Kastronis Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas trustee Daniel McCandless Kenneth and Kathleen Rose Hartos Douglas Gilbert David and Megan Ferraro Nyles Falatek Charles Friedl Victoria Griffith Nicholas Curinga III and Holly Curinga Alisha and Mark Dynoske

501 Graham Ave. 266 Lincoln Hall Road 1742 Kennedy St. 1723 Donner St. 153 Mt. Vernon Drive 114 Rock Run Road Belsar Road 560 Boston Hollow Road 111 Cornwallis Drive 5915 Meade St. 400 Mohawk Drive 2122 Neal Drive

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$100,000 $113,500 $189,512 $5,000 $382,000 $50,000 $5,000

$37,300 $97,500 $1,466 by sheriff's deed. $16,000 by sheriff's deed. $8,000 $24,000 $203,800 $130,713 $99,000 $119,900 $30,000 $31,201 $5,000 by sheriff's deed. $110,000 $1,948 by sheriff's deed. $50,000 $66,500 $87,000 $10,000 $25,000 $92,500 $22,799 $250,000 $180,000

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8832 Roberts Hollow Road Torrence Road

CLAIRTON Norman Heizman Elizabeth Pennell Douglas Rae Spencer Craig Ulmer Alfred Wheeler Go Time Ministries Go Time Ministries George Supernovich Federal National Mortgage Assn. Estate of Veronica aka Verna Telega Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Larry Briggs Keith Rosser Lori Maffeo

Carl and Sandra Anderson Aaron Polowsky TI Long Term Holdings 1 LLC Vicki Ramos Ahmad Craig Daniel and Robin Mulkern Daniel and Robin Mulkern Richard Lattanzi AGN Capital Ltd. Timber Holdings LLC BJSJC LLC Richard Whatton Giovanni Finch Lewis Justin Donald Freund

284 Ohio Ave. 803 Toman Ave. 806 Toman Ave. 766 Vankirk St. 529 Third St. 4504 Bataan Drive 4505 Bataan Drive 119 New York Ave. 467 Reed St. 808 Third St. 343 Baker Ave. 1806 Polk Ave. 520 Waddell Ave. 225 N. Third St.

SOUTH PARK Amanda Steinberg Semans Derek Brown Jason Stewart Patricia Clark Nick Vagni Jon Clark Federal National Mortgage Assn. Damian Goralski Edward Lydon Alan Rowe

James Earl and Lisa Michelle Ferguson Brian Altman Wells Fargo Bank NA Springleaf Financial Services Pennsylvan Robert Pasquantonio and Michael Flannery Matthew McNally and Kristen Cordell Janet Creighton and Paul Timko Danielle Moik Ruth Whitlock and Evelyn Tucker Michael and Meredith Peterson

1209 Armstrong Drive 1114 Aurora Drive 1020 Barnsley Drive 3067 Dara Drive 3820 Middle Alley 1933 Strawbridge Drive 1549 Main Blvd. 6549 Zupancic Drive 750 Hidden Ridge Court 203 4045 Hill St.

Price $90,000 $91,000 $1,713 by sheriff's deed. $5,000 $15,000 $49,000 $37,750 $32,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $3,342 $20,350 $25,000 $19,000 $2,000 $61,500 $38,000 $180,000 $129,900 $1,764 by sheriff's deed $2,060 by sheriff's deed. $61,220 $152,800 $95,000 $167,900 $114,000 $185,000

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Michael Peterson Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co. trustee Mark Comodor Margaret Eichner NVR Inc. Judith Brust Doby Douglas Williamson et al. NVR Inc.

Linda and Barry Wright Andrew Knuth Mitchell Pursley Todd Cobourne and Kaitlin Marecic John and Elizabeth Ackermann US Bank NA trustee Linda and Jeffrey Houston Mitsuko Takahashi and Eduardo Chacon

BETHEL PARK Tammy Heisler Nancy Pleasants Hayward Cory Schuster Brian Hobbins

Danielle and Michael Osborne Timothy Michael Kelly Jason and Kelly Genet Soffema Home 1 L.P.

Estate of Marlene Katz Estate of Shirley Jean Virgin aka Catherine Patterson Marlene Virgili Thomas KDK Development LLC Keith Walbush Ross Edwards Paul Gaudell Jr. Mark Vigliotti John Allevato Charles Feden estate et al. Michael Dunleavy Cartus Financial Corp. Housing & Urban Development Pamela Kiefer Rudolph Estate of John Conn Bank New York Mellon trustee Lawrence Carden Neil Mager Samantha Merrison

Address 3068 Dara Drive 6417 Helen St. 6213 Pleasant St. 14 Rosemary Lane 1218 Snee Drive 3115 Southern Drive 1130 Edith Ave. 1214 Snee Drive

Price $85,640 $50,400 $109,900 $184,000 $329,900 $1,786 by sheriff's deed. $125,000 $341,798

5885 Dalmation Drive $250,000 373 Fruitwood Drive $215,000 164 Highland Road $138,000 1042 Gatewood Drive $126,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $148,100) by sheriff's deed. Darek Turocy 2607 Summit St. $161,500 Knox Sean and Regina Geis 1427 Berryman Ave. $180,500 Wesley and Stacy Rumble 958 Delfield Drive $184,000 Corey Roslonski 108 Graeser Road $131,500 SKAN Properties LLC 3046 Industrial Blvd. $170,000 John and Pepa Ivanova Richmond 556 N Street $185,000 US Bank NA trustee 128 Amberwood Court $1,872 by sheriff's deed. Brian and Jeanette Stranko 400 Broughton Road $175,000 Jason Freyer and Sarah Fetterman 5670 Florida Ave. $118,000 Paul Holencik 123 Highland Road $164,000 Federal National Mortgage Assn. 4934 Linda Drive $2,348 by sheriff's deed. Cartus Financial Corp. 335 Marshall Road $221,281 David and Julie Schindhelm 335 Marshall Road $229,900 Happy Homes LLC 2408 Morrow Place $85,108 Christina Tacka 1704 Parsonage Lane $141,000 Michael Cox Jr. 1321 Plantation Drive $258,500 Jason John Kara 2822 Poplar St. $43,000 Mark Joseph Malone Jr. 3636 S. Park Road $133,900 Delaney Beth Case and Alexander Bladel 1264 Stoltz Road $174,000 Devereux Albarelli 800 Timberidge Drive $98,500





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For Homeowners Looking to Re-side, Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

(NewsUSA) - With remodeling season in full swing, homeowners looking to re-side their homes are increasingly deciding between vinyl siding and fiber cement. While both products can look great, there are significant differences in durability, ease of maintenance and cost of ownership. Fiber cement siding is made from a mix of wood pulp and Portland cement that's formed into long boards or shingles. Because of its rigidity, fiber cement must be handled very carefully during shipping, delivery and installation to prevent damage. To preserve the manufacturer's warranty, your contractor will need to repair or dispose of damaged planks; failure to do so will compromise performance over time, such as allowing in moisture, which can lead to rot or spoil the finish. A leading database for contractors estimates fiber cement's total installed cost at $300 per 100 sq. ft., unless you choose factorypainted products for additional cost. Vinyl siding, including insulated siding, is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is derived from salt and natural gas, and is engineered for optimum stability, while remaining lightweight and flexible to make it more durable. It's the only exterior cladding with a product-certification program administered by an independent, accredited quality-control agency that ensures products and colors meet or exceed industry standards; and a certified See HOMEOWNERS Page 65


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BETHEL PARK Estate of Sonya Vernau Kathleen Finnicum Dolores McQuaid Estate of Melvin Kasmerski Michele Orr Michael Cox Jr. Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co. trustee Roger Himmel Patricia Demoura Arm Ield Roger Angelelli Daniel Coyne Rebecca Weber Wagner William Fecko Michael Gastgeb Alfred Lento T=tr Sylvia Morales Edward Coates et al.

Anthony and Margaret Lucia Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas trustee Melissa Mosesso Rousseau Giles Wright Jr. and Jessica Wright Timothy and Amy O'Connell John Rago and Amanda Stirling KRP Development L.P. Michelle Olah James Kerr IV and Laura Kerr Kevin Griffith and William Bresselsmith Richard Stranko Kirsten Munsick Matthew and Miranda Herrle Cody Hartley SPS Properties L.P. Lauren Lutz Dawn Nee

Paul Buehler Estate of Bessie Murin

Michael and Kellee Gastgeb Kenneth Murin and Margaret Pratt

Ronald Sopko III Mary Martin Dwayne Miller Kevin Hospodar Kathleen Botts

Thomas Nicholls Spring Garden Heritage LLC Robert Cox Jr. and Amy Cox Julie Good Eugene Waldo II and Cheryll Waldo

325 Allandale Drive $215,000 3597 Ashland Drive $2,118 by sheriff's deed. 4845 Criss Road $155,500 661 Galway Drive $161,000 2906 O'Neill Drive $237,000 1150 Sarah St. $181,000 2346 Wells Drive $120,299 605 Arkwood Drive $114,900 7016 Baptist Road $119,000 341 Carlton Road $212,000 4830 Criss Road $112,000 2988 Eastview Road $142,500 5951 Glen Hill Drive $222,000 5887 Irishtown Road $169,000 Library Road $150,000 1213 Logan Road $98,000 5351 Main St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $31,707). 103 Michelle Circle $325,000 5828 Monongahela Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $66,600). 5985 Murdock Ave. $129,900 6033 Oak Park Drive $92,000 654 Rolling Green Drive $190,000 177 Rolling Road $164,000 2822 Walnut St. $55,000

PLEASANT HILLS Robinson Fore Inc. Sandra Dick Andrea Haney trustee Federal National Mortgage Assn. Adrienne Goetz Ryan McCafferty McCauley Donald Powell David Adamo Robert Leffler Eric Burch et al. Edward Cunningham Noreen Hartman Larry Rigo

Ingleside Land Co. LLC Julie Ann Thornton Norman and Deborah Sellaro Robert and Erin Sheffo Dana Lucarelli Steven Obranovich Charles Kuchta Joshua and Megan Williams Joel Mizerak and Eric Burch Jeff Pratt and Adrienne Conte Patricia Kostik Hank & Tank LLC Sherri Lynne Usko and Seth William Barnett

Hubbs Lane and Picture Drive 371 Mowry Drive 300 Parkview Drive 216 Picture Drive 618 Arbor Lane 15 Audrey Drive 14 W. Bruceton Road 229 Constitution Drive 476 Nantucket Drive 352 Caryl Drive 330 E. Bruceton Road 611 Old Clairton Road 156 Woodland Drive

JEFFERSON HILLS David King Joseph Atkinson Jr. et al. Michael Surbaugh Cartus Financial Corp. Estate of Frederick Anthony Kuenzli Gregory Kehoe Robert DeCostro MB2K Development Inc. Cartus Financial Corp. Dick Industrial Inc. Environmentally Sound Enterp. LLC Tracy Szemanski MB2K Development Inc. Steven Richard Karl Schaefer Maronda Homes Inc. David Shoaf

Robert and Crystal Broley Federal National Mortgage Assn. Cartus Financial Corp. Drew Andes Alvin Ferree II Nancy Ann Bellisario Brandon Neal Costa Industries LLC Andrew and Amber Sanders McNeilly Realty Assoc. NVR Inc. Jeffrey and Elizabeth Oskin Timothy Hale and Christine Mary Needle Casey Morrison Steven and Tiffany Zulka Todd and Stefanie Rundquist Red Oak Real Estate Systems Inc.

Environmentally Sound Enterp. LLC Zokaites Properties L.P. William Hornyak National Residential Nominee Ser. In Annabelle Liebert Zokaites Properties L.P. Dorothy Jean Stiteler estate et al. Estate of Joseph Covelli Robert Breisinger Karen Mirich McGuirk Jason Grimes Timothy Reitzel Beth Kelly NVR Inc. Susan Spallone Costa Industries LLC

NVR Inc. Brian Kraynak National Residential Nominee Services In Jessica Bothell and Christopher Carr Wayne Liebert William and Ethel Fecko Gemma Janicky Ryan and Rebecca Maxwell Melinda Hannah Jason Macumber Bank America NA Ayaz and Farah Khan Thomas Sheehan Jr. and Jaclyn Sheehan Michael and Anne Wilmus US Bank NA trustee Alan Rowe and Patricia McBrkide Rowe

1375 Fourth St. $188,000 2113 Lewis Run Road $1,766 by sheriff's deed. 412 Old Clairton Road $295,000 412 Old Clairton Road $295,000 3034 S. Scotia Hollow Road $34,000 3424 Woodwind Drive $215,000 1256 Second St. $123,250 2064 Laurel Ridge Drive $54,900 608 Old Clairton Road $153,500 1900 Route 51 $1,925,000 125 Washington Drive $42,000 221 Waterman Road $320,000 Blue Ridge Drive $57,900 1304 Gill Hall Road $162,500 2216 Orchard Hill Road and Short Ro $116,900 638 Setter Lane $337,190 334 Vine St. $1 state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $79,600). 107 Washington Drive $42,000 3341 Woodwind Drive $302,500 4038 Bedell Road $185,000 4038 Bedell Road $185,000 166 Cassia Drive $83,700 5021 Dana Drive $269,100 1212 Gill Hall Road $41,000 133 Hollywood Drive $134,000 1737 Jefferson Ridge Drive $305,000 1166 State Route 885 $119,800 2013 State St. $2,172 by sheriff's deed. 216 Stilley Road $67,000 432 W. Deer Park Drive $193,000 112 Washington Drive $311,220 1944 Gill Hall Road $1,973 by sheriff's deed. 2043 Laurel Ridge Drive $381,480

$150,000 $210,000 $195,000 $145,000 $124,900 $125,000 $185,000 $189,900 $171,000 $145,000 $118,900 $350,000 $195,000

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Recent RecentLocal LocalReal RealEstate EstateTransactions Transactions Seller Buyer Federal National Mortgage Assn. Joshua Klingensmith Central Penn Capital Management LLC Jeffrey Donatelli and Kelley Hayden Daniel DiBartola Kevin and Mildred Muha Maronda Homes Inc. Brian Nowlen HSBC Bank USA NA Joseph Dolata III

Address 2113 Lewis Run Road 1398 Peterson Drive 1019 Riverview Drive 633 Setter Lane 117 Tangelo Drive

Price $35,101 $155,000 $213,000 $279,900 $85,000

BALDWIN BOROUGH Scott Fello Bank New York Mellon trustee Estate of John Martin Robbin Lewis Kristie Bowman Gladys Heinauer First Commonwealth Bank Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. NVR Inc. Dorothy Fuchs Joseph James Franciscus Cheryl Geraci Justin Mackey

Scott and Dawn Henson Terry Raymond John and Jennifer Dulaney Shaban Rexhepi Daniel and Amber Beth Evan Grant Michael Jones and Carrie Salak Dhaka and Hari Rizal Jake Gress Jung Hie Han Deneen Kelly Terry Kubica JPMorgan Chase Bank NA Lauren Marbella

Charles Brindley NVR Inc. Holly Hill Development Corp. Estate of Clifford Horn Dominic Valeri Estate of Daniel Wojtowicz Donald Welsh

James and Teresa Wild Cindy and Michael Magrini NVR Inc. Gerald and Darlane Horn Bank New York Mellon trustee Stephanie Ewing Robert Graham

1623 Beryl Drive $113,600 2945 Churchview Ave. $35,000 3757 Cready Hill Road $129,900 5130 Dolores Drive $185,000 368 Jean Drive $147,000 409 Grace St. $160,000 5101 Leona Drive $119,900 1509 Michael Drive $157,200 1608 Towervue Drive $299,615 509 Calvert Ave. $70,200 1486 Evelyn Road $138,500 131 Mary Ann Drive $2,117 by sheriff's deed. 2784 Soulier St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $47,550). 1273 Brooklawn Drive $70,000 1119 Towervue Drive $304,395 1610 Towervue Drive $40,000 3356 Churchview Ave. $83,900 1211 Clovercircle Court $2,287 by sheriff's deed. 212 Hamlet Court $86,000 5254 Holiday Drive $145,000

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP John Howard First National Bank Pennsylvania

Barry Langan George and Magdalini Paleos

1458 Perri Drive 848 Middle Road

WHITEHALL Timothy Goralski Bhishmakumar Desai Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Brittany Meeder Jana Volante Arrow Development LLC

332 Benson Circle 71 Hennig Drive 5341 Orchard Hill Drive

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Seller WHITEHALL William Beimborn Stefanie Poeschik Rundquist Estate of Philomena Teodori Gloria Bosle Jonathan Peebles Federal National Mortgage Assn. James Fowler Angelo Mancuso Amber Hurd Morris Jack Cottongim EMAP Properties L.P. June Trao Twining John Swogger Scott Hindman Peter Pascarella Estate of Philomena Teodori




Ashley Kint and Michael McCurry Garrett Mizla Carl and Kellly Rech Nicholas David Damas Patrick and Jamie Young DDMP1 LLC Som and Prem Subedi Devin Zugates and Jenna Pollice Shawn and Ellen McMinn Citimortgage Inc. S & J Apartments LLC Alan Gruntz and Erin Ferris Daniel Thomas Michelle Baranauskas and Michael Stephans Brittany Leigh Garrett Brian Mogan Jr. and Elizabeth Mogan

5517 Baptist Road 65 Skyvue Drive 63 Woody Crest Drive 4932 McAnulty Road 5140 Raintree Drive 4787 Barone Drive 1316 Earlford Drive 316 Margaret St. 68 Skyvue Drive 400 Streets Run Road 1 Glen Elm Drive 5329 Glen Robin Drive 73 Hennig Drive 4847 Oakridge Drive 119 Shadowlawn Drive 51 Woody Crest Drive

BRENTWOOD Stacy Steinmeyer Galiyas Estate of John Berardinelli George Owens Anita Pace Michelle Wilson Wheatley Gerald Hartman Sarah Jane Mitchell trustee Jill Scherer et al.

Daniel and Lindsey Thompson Federal National Mortgage Assn. Joshua Schreibeis Moti and Hari Bhattarai Charles DeMoss Jr. and Kristine Pugliese Pradeep and Bishnu Rai Ann Leopar Eric Herron

Bernard Hindman Parallel Assoc. William Long Pack Real Estate & Development LLC Philip Farabaugh Antoinette Drake trustee Scott Mullaugh Amanda Rapp Raymond Jordan III et al.

Mark Terrence and Kathryn Lynne Milani Terry and Andrea Hoff Woodstock Holdings Pennsylvania Ltd. Woodstock Holdings Pennsylvania Ltd. Dannette Flanagan Stephen Daer and Stephanie Diethorn Donald Minard III and Heather VonGeis Wells Fargo Bank NA PNC Bank NA

452 E. Garden Road $100,000 102 Kaplan Ave. $1,713 by sheriff's deed. 3340 Bookman Ave. $99,000 3901 Brownsville Road $122,000 4025 Dalewood St. $120,000 3519 Kaufman Ave. $79,900 200 W. Garden Road $30,000 2910 Brevard Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $42,250). 3761 Brownsville Road $139,900 4111 Brownsville Road $115,000 3006 Clermont Ave. $120,000 2725 Pyramid Ave. $82,000 248 Bauman Ave. $165,000 3946 Dalewood St. $106,000 130 E. Francis Ave. $80,000 299 Greenlee Road $1,853 by sheriff's deed. 340 Pointview Road $1,995 by sheriff's deed.

$110,000 $149,900 $145,000 $157,888 $195,000 $107,000 $155,000 $106,000 $176,000 $1,629 by sheriff's deed. $507,000 $108,500 $141,000 $195,000 $94,000 $145,000

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Recent RecentLocal LocalReal RealEstate EstateTransactions Transactions Seller Estate of Katie Levitske Matthew Savena

Buyer 4110 Property L.P. Andrew Zavage

Address 4044 Saw Mill Run Blvd. 3000 Willett Road

Price $400,000 $48,500

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Phyllis Steffan Joseph McLaughlin Anthony Latorre Dennis Lambert Estate of Wallace Spinnenweber Wallace Spinnenweber Estate of Victor Dose Sara Kruzan Canestrale Environmental Control Co.

William Holt Robert and Eyse Levkulich James and Joann Stamplis Ronald and Denise Smith Susan and Harry Grubich Rachel Spinnenweber CM3 Development Co. LLC Alice Pentuk Dean Dilegge

Albico Inc.

Goose Lagoon Inc.

E. Hillcrest Road $8,000 105 Pine Nut Road $215,000 110 Butternut Court $290,000 117 Dyers Stone Drive $459,900 Valley View Road $110,000 550 Valley View Road $200,000 Dyers Stone Drive $55,000 104 Fox Trot Drive $183,000 Sugar Run Road $1 state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $19,675). Walnut Drive $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $10,443).

PETERS TOWNSHIP Lisa Paxon Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Briwood Inc. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Gerald Daniel McBride Peters Twp Land Co. LLC Douglas Ashe Keneth Graham Michelle DeBlasio Robert Cisney Linda Taylor Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Eddy Land Co. Vicki Gaber Wadwell Group Janet Packard Gary Casciola William Sullivan NVR Inc. Valerie Voss Kathleen Freeman Raymond Magnotti Jr. Catherine Podobnik Steven Paley Deepak Ganjoo M3 Appalachia Gathering LLC Linda Aylor Linda Taylor Ryan Murphy Mary Fatzick NVR Inc. Amy Bailey Alycia Marie Boccardi Paula Koerber Michael Gullo Scott Phillips Scott Phillips Margie Claypool Richard Hill Janice Dawso Barbara Dellovade Lawrence Alvino John Diana

US Bank NA trustee Scott and Pamela Koepka Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Alan and Karen Reid Jason Senneway and Nicole Duschek William and Kimberly Sarniak Francis and Marie Procaccini Recaredo Okon Rios and Moriah French Gary and Nicole Casciola Jeffrey and Lauren Gagatko John Haberland Edward and Sarah Poon James Short II and Sharon Short Patrick and Melanie Denardo NVR Inc. Samuel and Janis Donohoe Charles and Deborah Johnston Kenneth and Marlene Creech David and Jessica Shearer James Ellis Stephen and Danielle Magan Amanda Kay Haines and Verle Haines II Heather and Matthew Cordell Mark and Brenda Falcione Valerie Voss Rice Poseidon Midstream LLC Charter Homes Whispering Pines Inc. Charter Homes Whispering Pines Inc. Craig and Jacqueline Edmonds Christopher Kleffman Michael Milliron and Claudia Palencia Timothy and Melissa Delahanty Natalie Kelly and John Small Scott and Cheryl Hindman Grant and Dana Bender Richard Come Richard Come Robinson Family L.P. Larry Schultz Jeffrey Englert R Stanley Mitchel Robert Trager and Carrie Lotz Kevin and Kristin Hospodar

19 Bebout Road 116 Mallard Lane 134 Mallard Lane 305 Merrifield Drive 331 Stonebrook Drive 309 Braeburn Drive 140 Driftwood Drive 104 Eaglebrook Court 516 McCombs Road 126 W. Edgewood Drive Windsor Court 338 Buckingham Drive 717 Crosswinds Drive 128 Sheffield Lane Unknown Address 101 Boxwood Court 164 Canterbury Lane 535 Center Church Road 557 Cortland Drive 210 Doubletree Drive 250 Franklin Road 103 Merlin Drive 217 Roscommon Place 256 Springdale Road 104 Standing Rock Drive 976 Venetia Road 112 Whispering Heights Lane Windsor Court 123 Woodcrest Place 218 Clubview Drive 544 Cortland Drive 108 Creekside Court 108 Eaglebrook Court 124 Fawn Valley Drive 109 Highvue Drive 204 Lightholder Drive 204 Lightholder Drive Lindenvale Drive 129 Marble Drive 315 Oak Ridge Drive 113 Roscommon Place 276 Sutherland Drive 101 Woodside Drive

$1,514 by sheriff's deed. $424,714 $85,000 $652,916 $228,750 $175,000 $480,000 $284,900 $380,000 $262,500 $150,000 $1,301,508 $385,719 $300,000 $91,500 $205,000 $26,990 $283,350 $402,530 $408,000 $197,500 $292,900 $192,000 $900,000 $303,000 $169,401 $150,000 $150,000 $420,000 $230,000 $395,995 $283,000 $273,712 $267,000 $289,000 $270,000 $270,000 $92,000 $269,900 $1,055,000 $184,000 $353,700 $344,900

CHARLEROI Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Sylvia Sholar Paticia Bakaitus K&D Real Estate Investments LLC Federal National Mortgage Assn. Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Washington County Tax Claim Bureau ARH Properties LLC Margaret Butera

Ashley and Frank Joseph Ziemba Woodstock Holdings PA Ltd. Brian Shingler Nungas Lugra Dewata Real Estate Investme AGN Capital Ltd. Tri County Real Estate LLC Joseph Federer Palmerino Ciotti Joel Contreras Jonathan Martin

1108 Lower Meadow Ave. 118 Luella Ave. 921 Meadow Ave. 516 Third St. 515 Eighth St. 730 Fallowfield Ave. 714 Lookout Ave. 214 McKean Ave. 606 11th St. 772 Rear Fallowfield Ave.

$21,000 $35,500 $14,500 $3,180 $12,350 $2,500 by sheriff's deed. $1,800 by sheriff's deed. $2,000 $2,750 $34,000

NORTH CHARLEROI Darlene Furjanic Edwin Uhutch VP 5 LLC

US Bank NA trustee Bartolemo Piacenza ACM Vision V LLC

704 Water St. 316 Sheppard Ave. 550 Conrad Ave.

$1,603 by sheriff's deed. $39,500 $27,896

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Valley Garden Club Presents Patriotic Flower Show The Valley Garden Club invites the public to enjoy “Red, White and Bloom,” a patriotic standard flower show, on Thursday, July 10, at Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Ave., Monessen. The show is open to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. There is no admission charge. A standard flower show is one that meets all the requirements established by National Garden Clubs, Inc. It has three divisions: Horticulture, Design, and Special Exhibits. The purpose is educational, especially to stimulate interest in horticulture. Local gardeners will be competing for several top awards, among them the Award of Horticultural Excellence, which is given for the most outstanding horticulture specimen in the show. In addition, five Awards of Merit may be given, one each for annuals, perennials, bulbs/ corms/ tubers/ rhizomes, vegetables, and herbs. Grower’s Choice Award may be awarded to the best specimen in the containergrown plants section and an Arboreal Award may go to the best tree or shrub specimen. The floral design section will interpret patriotic themes. Designers will vie for the Award of Design Excellence as well as awards in several other design categories, including table designs and floral designs using both fresh and dried plant material. There will also be two special exhibits, one on the American chestnut tree and the other a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Refreshments will be served. For more information on the Valley Garden Club or the July 10 Flower Show, contact Pam Gregor at 724-930-7151.


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BENTLEYVILLE Harold Jones Estate of Judith Johnston John Egene Arbuckle Housing & Urban Development

Robert and Stacy Boyd Davidjohn Caddies Jr. James and Sarah Dykes Travis Wulf

288 Johnston Road 111 Pittsburgh Road 100 Washington St. 118 Shady Ave.

DUNLEVY Iva Molinari Addio Fiodigigli

Cody Spadaro Valey First Community Federal Credit Uni

35 Mannina Ave. 109 Brittany Drive

SPEERS Riman Inc. Estate of Audrey Sutherland Estate of John Bucsko

Christopher Obitko Scott and Jenifer Seich Christopher and Keisha Russell

135 Hosner St. 401 403 Elizabeth St. 517 Charles St.

DONORA Tiothy Riggs John Szakal Perchak Properties LLC Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co. trustee Jesse McGrew Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. BAT Holdings Two LLC Mariann Bulko Estate of Irene Nicholanco US Bank trustee Sharon Ellis et al.

Federal National Mortgage Assn. AMN Properties LLC Charlemagne Filsaime Jr. David Mascara Tyler Daube and Lindsey Frye Donald and Carrie Smaracheck ACM Vision V LLC Nathaniel Blackman Lawrence Lieb Michael and Barbara Bozik Frank Howell Jr.

123 Allen Ave. $1,368 by sheriff's deed. 135 Kenric Ave. $48,000 856 Thompson Ave. $8,000 80 Delsandro Drive $48,500 70 Kenric Ave. $15,000 225 Brocaw Ave. $17,000 324 Seventh St. $20,462 827 McKean Ave. $4,000 476 Eighth St. $24,000 1040 McKean Ave. $16,500 139 Meldon Ave. $1 state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $32,369).

FALLOWFIELD Leo Lorenz Estate of John Tiley Estate of Frank Blazevich Holly Mosco et al. Benjamin D Irwin Testamentary trustee

Dennis and Anna Marie Dryer David and Richard Flament Jeffrey and Linda Filby Gay Sebold Robert Powell

Pennsylvania Ave. 50 Terrace Drive Route 481 136 Raymond St. State Route 917

MONESSEN E. Lewis Robert Coccari Jeffrey Gagatko Harry Howarth

Gretchen Bausch and Stanley Kershaw Angel Acton Chelsie Williamson and Justin Tessler Johnetta Dinio

Charles Steiner Tanya Lee Russo et al. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Jessica Chiaravalle David Smith Shirley Marino Fred Usher trustee Justin Green BAT Holdings Two LLC Frances Cecelia et al.

George and Ronalyn Apodiakos Stephen Muzina Jr. David Mascara Veteran Administration Joseph Heath III Primo and Chrissy Casoni Kenton Shatzer Kevon Green Anthony Stabile III and Rosaria Stabile Loretta Atkinson

ROSTRAVER Michael Larson Maronda Homes Inc. Ethel Shupe Jason Williams Thomas Svrcek Rostraver Preferred Properties Inc. George Sweeney II Julianne Feskorn Walnut Capital Partn. Rostraver L.P. Harold Steiner Estate of James Fogg Jr. Arlene Giovannelli Roy Holliday Dana Carl Dongilli Louise McKee Paul Baran Sharon Jones Wayne Hayward

Jacob Spencer James and Kristie Bowman Christopher and Carol Ann Hresko PNC Bank NA Brian Teslovich Zeus Universal LLC Kevin Dickey Joseph and Bonnie Tusai MK Menlo Belle Vernon L.P. Sean and Shari Horan David and Kathryn Pomykala Walter Bennett John Smelko John Smelko Basil Glinka Vance Rumbaugh Jason Citro David and Amee Adamo

314 Bedsworth St. 315 Davinci Court 338 Forest Drive 117 Hornbeck Drive 411 Sunset Drive Todd Farm Road 207-209 Post Lane 1949 Rostraver Road Route 201 and Finley Road 315 Salem Church Road 632 Skyline Drive 235 Nicholls Hill Road 301 Van Meter Road 301 Van Meter Road 543 Allen Ave. 203 Central Ave. 1024 Graham St. 1328 Rostraver Road

NORTH BELLE VERNON Carol Cocciolone Timothy Roberts David Spadafore

Thomas Villella Jr. HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Malinda Wagner

611-1/2 Broad St. 420 Hill St. 703 Henry St.

$143,500 $71,000 $105,000 $95,509 $72,000 $1,610 by sheriff's deed. $25,000 $16,000 $29,000

$1,200 $7,500 $51,000 $189,000 $17,250

412 Delaware St. $10,000 183 Pacific Blvd. $42,000 509 Ridge Ave. $125,000 S. Seneca St. $1,402 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $28,581) by sheriff's deed. 1565 Grand Blvd. $35,000 49 Jefferson Drive $74,900 15 Pacific Blvd. $20,000 1001 Graham Ave. $1,935 by sheriff's deed. 1049 Knox Ave. $3,000 191 Pacific Blvd. $52,000 17 Delrose Drive $77,000 Linden Ave. $8,000 1231 McMahon Ave. $3,000 1245 Rostraver St. $74,000

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$99,900 $284,890 $90,000 $2,820 $1,100,000 $12,500 $162,500 $101,000 $3,279,647 $65,000 $305,000 $160,000 $216,520 $60,000 $43,000 $196,000 $56,000 $127,000 $50,000 $1,758 by sheriff's deed. $25,000

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School News...School News "Where Faith and Knowledge Meet"

Homeschooled Kids Learn About Mingo’s Meanies By Paul Chasko

Madonna Catholic Regional

SCHOOL NEWS Madonna Catholic Regional Recognizes Poster Contest Winners Three 4th grade students from Madonna Catholic Regional School in Monongahela recently won in the Monongahela/Donora Area Lions Club Drug Awareness Poster Contest. The contest was chaired by Monongahela/Donora Lions Club President George Andrako and was open to local elementary students in 4th – 6th grades. The winning students were invited to attend the May 5th Lions Club meeting where they each accepted a Wal-Mart gift certificate and congratulations from the club members. Pictured, from left, with their winning posters are Sophia Startare (1st place), Brody Daerr (2nd place), and President George Andrako. Not pictured is Alina Bianchi (3rd place).

Madonna Catholic Regional School Releases 3rd Quarter Honor Roll GRADE 8 Highest Honors Olivia Behanna, Gabrielle Fronzaglio, Sarah Grandinette, Aislyn Lee High Honors Sophie Burkholder, Rachael Funtal, Lena Galilei, Luke Greaves, Lindsey Koziel Honors Taylor DeLattre, Christina Ferrari, Nathan Schollaert, Hannah Williams

GRADE 7 High Honors Nina Alvarez, Chase Angotti, Madison Walsh Honors Elizabeth Quattrone GRADE 6 Highest Honors Jennie Bostich, Shane Simpson High Honors Amara Behanna, Jake Caldwell, Morgan Motycki, Frank Startare Honors Mickey Falappi, Jillian Scherer, Elaina Serrao

On May 8, over a dozen homeschooled and cyberschooled kids (5 to 11 years of age) spent an afternoon as part of Washington County’s Mingo Creek Park Outdoor Classroom program. Usually, the programs offer insight into some of the animals, insects and plant life that can be encountered in the park. In this class, given by program instrucA close-up look at mosquito larvae tor Lisa Taylor, the students learned about some plants, insects and other critters that visitors to the outdoors should avoid. The kids saw samples of poison ivy and stinging nettle, which are common throughout the park. They learned about poison oak and poison sumac, which are less common in this area. Lisa soon Kids watch live, wiggling mosquito larvae had the kids actively participatin a container of pond water. ing in the discussion and most every insect and critter that can cause problems in the outdoors was covered – from mosquitoes and ticks to poisonous snakes and animals that can carry rabies. Emphasis was on what can be done to avoid problems. Lisa also had a stack of books containing illustrations of most of the critters under discussion. Lisa had a microscope set up so the students could look at some slides of mosquito larvae, and she had several bottles of pond water with live mosquito larvae to be examined close up. Later on, the class took a walk through the picnic area, the surrounding woods and a nearby pond to find some examples of the things they’d been discussing. It was a fun time mixed in with some valuable outdoor learning. Go to our website and click on “gallery” to see more photos of this event by Paul Chasko.

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PMEA Junior High District Chorus

PV Run Club Students at Pleasant Valley competed in the Kids of Steel Marathon on May 3 with help from the PV Run Club. Organized by teachers Heidi Colombo and Stacey Wahl, with help from some volunteer parents, the club met weekly afterschool for one hour to gear up for the one-mile run. The students learned important stretching techniques and increased their stamina for the big race.

Bio Time at Bower Hill

Jake McConaughy – Walt Disney

Third grade students at Bower Hill recently presented ‘Bio Time!’ by Ms. Lora O’Brien, the students read a novel, researched a famous person, and wrote a firstperson account of this person’s life. The students then presented their projects to a group of staff members and parents in Bower Hill’s very own living-history museum. Among the biographies were Walt Disney, Laura Ingalls, Ben Franklin and Dolly Parton.

Tess Lozar – Amelia Earhart

Four students from Peters Township Middle School were selected to take part in the PMEA Junior High District Chorus. Chloe Mesogitis (Soprano II), Anthony Romero (Tenor II), Mary Waigand (Alto I) and Wen Quan Zheng (Bass I) performed in concert at Chartiers-Houston Junior-Senior High School on Saturday, May 2nd. The students are taught by chorus teacher Larry Lucas.

Pictured are (l-r): Anthony Romero, Chloe Mesogitis, Mary Waigand and Wen Quan Zheng.

Peters Township’s Youngest Historians Heading to National Contest Two Peters Township students will represent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the U.S. competition of National History Day, slated for June 15-19 at the University of Maryland in College Park. Juniors Nick Larimer and Ryan Williams earned this distinction by taking 1st place at the “National History Day in Pennsylvania” contest held at Millersville University on May 12-13. They were among nine Peters Township students who represented Western Pennsylvania at the state contest, an event that drew over 800 students in grades six through twelve. Nick and Ryan’s Senior Group Documentary entry was titled 'RES OMNIUM COMMUNES: When is There Not a Right of Sovereignty?' This work traced the situations in which the countries of the world have come together in agreement that no country can claim sovereignty. Two other projects made the state run-offs, placing them in the top six projects in their category. Eighth graders Mekhela Santebennur and Shruthi Shivkumar placed 5th in Junior Group Performance with their entry, ‘Women’s Rights: Striving to Achieve Equality’ and Junior Alex Franco placed 6th in Senior Division Individual Performance with his entry, ‘American Trusts: The Presidents, The Tycoons and the Muckraker.’

Character Counts Awards

Zach Griffith – Ben Franklin

Peters Township Character Counts held their spring awards program on April 22, and 29 individuals were recognized for their contributions to our community and outstanding character. Nominated by staff, students and community members, the awardees were: Dominic Bodnar; Ms. Giannario’s students at Pleasant Valley (Jack Dunbar; Anna Kelly; Anneliese Goris; Haley Davis; Mary Kelly; Alexis Bashaw; Damien Busche; Gabbi Englesberg); Tess Feitt and Alyssa Mauder; Karen DeCecco; Kelly Kuehn; Nathan Lopus; Carol Hoffman; Barb Viola; Debbie and Rachel Noonan; Kate Hardy and Sydney Cicchini; James Babcock; Keith Lucas; Gregory Oleynik; Kyleigh Cummings; Claire Cocco; Noah Hardy; Emma Held. Olivia Vanistendael; and Dale Malencia.

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Mon Valley Career and Technology Center Students Participate in Emergency Drills Ringgold Middle School Sixth Graders Honor Local Veterans The Sixth Grade Accelerated Math students from Ringgold Middle School volunteered to help the American Legion Post 949 place flags on the veterans' graves who are interred at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Carroll Township. On Thursday May 22, at 10:00 AM, the students met members from Post 949, First Vice- Commander George Jason Pomponio, a RMS student who Hutchco and Adjutant Al Hupchak, as was not on the trip, went to the well as the Post Sons of the American cemetery earlier in the day and Legion Commander Alan Veliky. attached a note to one of the grave Working together, this group of volunmarkers stating how proud both of his grandfathers and the other veterteers placed over 1,500 flags on veterans buried there would be of his felans' graves as well as replaced damage or low RMS students. broken markers from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam that were corroded. Mrs. Rachael Watson, a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher was instrumental in organizing this field trip. Ringgold Middle School and Post 949 have coordinated this practice for the last 3 years.

2014 Ringgold High School Prom Court

Pictrured are the members of the 2014 prom court at Ringgold High School. They are boys (l-r): Bobbie Duda, Luke Baldesberger, Nick Moffet, Rob Nemec, and Skyler School and girls (l-r): Emma Lucas, Kirsten Amman, Kara Foster, Christina Greaves, and Hannah Baker. PHOTO BY JOEY SCHEIBER

On April 28, 2014, students from the Mon Valley Career and Technology Center protective services class participated in a simulated fire suppression and vehicle extrication drill. Students of this program wish to pursue careers in law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services. Students learned valuable lessons in fire behavior, firefighter safety, water supply, fire suppression, vehicle rescue and extrication. Members from the Charleroi Fire Department, Fallowfield Fire Department, North Charleroi Fire Department and Tri-Community Ambulance Services were in attendance to assist.

Saint Elizabeth Students Take Part in Kids of Steel Marathon Saint Elizabeth Elementary School had 50 students take part in the Kids of Steel/Toyota Kids Marathon on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Since January, students have been accumulating “miles” towards the 26.2 miles needed to “run” a marathon. By Saturday morning, students had to have “run” at least 25.2 miles, with the last mile taking place at the event Kids of Steel Marathon on Saturday—they ran the actual last mile of the marathon that everyone runs. Throughout the process of preparing for the Kids Marathon, there were several events that took place. Students were invited to take part in a Fort Pitt Museum contest where they drew a picture of Fort Pitt. Mary Jean Butler won the contest and received a family pass to the Fort Pitt Museum. The school applied for and received a grant to cover the cost of a bus to transport the students and their parents from the school to the race. And Mrs. Baumgardner’s third grade class won a taste-testing contest from Giant Eagle. Students studying nutrition at Pitt came in with healthy treats and some fruits and vegetable for the class to sample. Saint Elizabeth is proud to announce that 8th grader Lewis Richardson came in 4th in the 5K race on May 3rd. He chose to run that in addition to the the Kids of Steel Marathon. This was the first time that Saint Elizabeth Elementary School has taken part in the KOS/Toyota Kids Marathon, under the leadership of Mrs. Tara Hutchinson, a parent. It will not be the last, as everyone had a great time, whether they ran or were just there in support of the runners.

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Memory Garden

Clifford Comes to Clairton

Senior Branden Brooks Receives Board Recognition

Clairton Elementary students, staff, and family members replanted the garden in memory of Connor Zink, who was killed in May 2013 when he was struck by a vehicle. The garden was planted shortly after Connor's passing. Students recently added perennials. Flowers, soil, and supplies were donated by students, staff, and Connor's mother.

Safe Routes to School Program at Clairton

At the monthly school board meeting, senior Branden Brooks was recognized by the board for receiving the Steel Center Vocational Technical School Extra Effort Award for the third quarter. The Extra Effort Award recipients are chosen by shop instructors each quarter for their demonstration of outstanding attitude, work ethics, attendance and dependability. Branden is in Collision Repair & Refinishing and plans to pursue a career in the same field. Pictured with Branden are his parents and younger brother and School Board of Directors representative Roger Tachoir.

CHANCE Variety Show The Clairton Honeybears prepping for the CHANCE Variety Show! The Clairton Honeybears enjoyed entertaining a large crowd at the annual spring CHANCE Variety Show! The Honeybears are gearing up for next season with practices and try-outs.

6th Grade Science Fair Winners Announced Clairton students kicked off Allegheny County's Safe Routes to School program on the morning of May 14th. Students in kindergarten - 12th grade arrived at Clairton Education Center between 7:30 and 8 a.m. where the county health department staff named the district the perfect place to emphasize safe travel. Clairton is a walking school district. After their walk, students received treat bags with healthy snacks.

Pictured are Davae Forrester, 2nd Place, Phillip Bowman 3rd Place, and Laurence Robinson 1st place for "Mouse Maze!"

Congratulations to the 6th Grade Science Fair Winners.

On Thursday, May 15, Clifford the Big Red Dog visited kindergarten. Clifford hosted a literacy carnival for the kindergarten students. Every student played each game and, once completed, earned a Clifford treat packet. High School Students supported the event by helping with the games and encouraging the students. Clifford's visit coincided with the Annual Scholastic Book Fair!

Pittsburgh Passion Player Makes Visit

Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Congratulations to the Elementary Spelling Bee winners: (l-r) Colton Snowden, Mya Norman, and Jada Walker.

Kara Prentice from the Pittsburgh Passion showed off some skills to the CASTLE students. 5th grade and 6th grade CASTLE studenst enjoyed an afternoon of learning skills, drills, and basic fundamentals from a veteran Pittsburgh Passion player. Kara is an active player and enjoys visiting schools. CASTLE Students want to thank Kara for visiting and hopes she can return again!

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Toast To Our Stars of North Charleroi Holds Awards Banquet The Toast To Our Stars of North Charleroi recently hosted its 64th Annual Achievement Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 26th at the Charleroi Elks. The annual event recognizes and promotes the participation, achievements and success of high school students from the community in academics, arts and athletics. Featured speaker for this year’s banquet was Sheldon Ingram, News Reporter for WTAE-TV. THIS YEAR’S HONOREES INCLUDED: Freshmen Jesse Andrechak – Baseball; Brian Eckles – Football; Kalee Hughes – Cheerleading; Vanessa Labryer – Softball; Chad Melenyzer – Soccer; Adam Ulens – Baseball Sophomores Derrick Andress – Track; John Arnold – Basketball; Keenen Griffith – Football and Track; David Nuzzo – Football and Track; Sam Pager – Basketball and Baseball Juniors Jaron Andrechak – Soccer and Track; Michael Austin – Football; Basketball and Track; Lindsey Fine – Cheerleading and Volleyball; Matthew Freeman – Soccer; Brittany Huber – Cheerleading; Jeremiah Hyatt – Soccer and Baseball Seniors Jeremy Jones – Wrestling; Justin Pireaux – Soccer; Brennan Matthews – Football and Baseball In addition to the 20 honorees recognized for their participation in athletics, two students were honored for their scholastic accomplishments and were selected as this year’s Outstanding Students:

Emily Black

Joseph “Joey” Papadakos Joey is the son of Christine Cardinale. Joey will attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in rhetoric and communications with political science. His activities and awards include: Marching Band (2008 – Present); Drum Major (2013); Relay For Life (2010 – Present); Relay For Joseph Papadakos Life Chairman (2012 – Present); Student Council; Student Council Executive Committee; Cast Member of 6 CHS Musicals; Audience of the Future; Choir; Jazz Band; Wake Up Your Dreams 1st Place Winner; S.A.D.D Treasurer; French Club Treasurer; Physics Club; Calculus Club; Leo Club; REACH; Academic League; Rotary Club Student of the Month (February 2014) and Lions Club Cub of the Month (December 2013). The evening concluded with the presentation of scholarships and stipends to the following graduating students: Emily Black – Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award Joseph Papaddakos – Richard “Frenchy” Pireaux Citizenship Award, Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award Brennan Matthews – John Buberniak Memorial Scholarship, Dorothy and Emil Hyk Memorial Scholarship.

Jefferson Elementary School Students Represent District in Allegheny County Math 24 Challenge

Bentworth Elementary Donates to Bentleyville Public Library The children from Mrs. Vandermark's kindergarten class at the Bentworth Elementary School donated $80 to the Bentleyville Public Library. The children collected quarters during the month of April while working on a math unit.

Emily Black Emily is the daughter of Barbara and Jeff Black. Emily will further her education but is currently undecided where she will attend college. Her activities and awards include: The Future is Mine (2012 – Present); Physics Club Punkin Chunkin (2012 – 2013); Yearbook Committee (2012 – 2013); Cougar Crazies (2010 – 2012); Art Club (2013 – Present); Relay For Life Volunteer (2011 – Present); Junior Achievement (2012 – 2013); CHS Honor Roll (2010 – Present); National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Essay Winner (2011) and American Voice Gold Key Scholastic Writing (2014).

Pictured are (l-r) Diana Blair, director of the Bentleyville Public Library; Char Carpenter, Children's Programming; and Mrs. Vandermark with her kindergarteners.

Four students from Jefferson Elementary School represented West Jefferson Hills School District in the annual Allegheny County 24 Challenge Math Program Championship Playoff, held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Jefferson Borough Municipal Center. Approximately 80 students represented 29 schools, spanning 16 different Allegheny County districts. Jefferson Elementary students Rex Miller, Aiden Knoof, Jordan Snyder and Matthew Kale took part in the championship, with Miller taking 1st place among all competitors in grades 4 and 5.

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California University Alumni Awards Luncheon Set for June 7th The California University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association will recognize some of Cal U’s most distinguished graduates when it presents its 2014 Awards of Distinction at a luncheon at 11 a.m. June 7 in the south wing of the Convocation Center. California University has approximately 55,000 living alumni. The awards, presented annually since 1967, recognize service to the university and professional accomplishments by members of that group. The 2014 Cal U Alumni Association Awards of Distinction wards will be presented to these recipients: John R. Gregg Award for Loyalty and Service: Dr, Adelaide Guesman ’38 (Jefferson, PA) C.B. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Award: Dr. Donald Thompson (California, PA) W.S. Jackman Award of Distinction: Vanessa DeSalvo Getz ’93 (Carnegie, PA) Michael Duda Award for Athletic Achievement: Dennis Laskey ’84 ’06 (Dunlevy, PA) Pavlak/Shutsy Special Service Award: Dr. Bruce Barnhart ’83 ’89 (Brownsville, PA) Professional Excellence Award: Karen Smith ’83 (Bear, DE) Young Alumni Award: Bryan Burnstein ’05 (Las Vegas, NV) Meritorious Award: Renette Oklewicz ’69 (Reston, VA) Ticket price for the luncheon is $25; the event is open to the public. For reservations, contact Montean Dean at 724-938-4418 or

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Charleroi Lions Club Present Awards and Scholarships to Charleroi School District

Pictured are (l-r): Mr. Robert Rossi, Lions Club Awards Chairperson; Samantha Anders; Delaney Johnson; Lacey Franco; Hannah McCurdy; Macy Miller; and Emily LaCarte. PHOTO BY WAYNE E RAY.

The Charleroi Lions Club recently held their annual awards and scholarship dinner at the alumni room CHS campus. During the evening, the Lions Club awarded three "Drug Poster" awards (students from the elementary school) and three "Peace Poster" awards (students from the middle school) and two $1,000 scholarships (students from the high school). AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Drug Poster: 1st Place Winner: Delaney Johnson (Also 2nd place in district level) 2nd Place Winner: Leah Stein (not present during the evening)

3rd Place Winner: Samantha Anders Peace Poster: 1st Place Winner: Hannah McCurdy (Also 1st place in district level and 3rd place in state level) 2nd Place Winner: Macy Miller 3rd Place Winner: Emily LaCarte Scholarships: Lacey Franco Brandi Colbert (not present during the evening) Also given a certificate of appreciation during the evening were elementary art teacher Diana Welsh and middle school art teacher Michael Flaherty.

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YOUR HEALTH Monongahela Valley Hospital Makes the Quality Achievement Grade Again For the second consecutive year, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has achieved the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, ranking MVH among the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated. “Only 10% of all the hospitals in the United States received this award and we are among those that stand out,” said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. “While knowledge and technology are part of the treatment process, compassion, care and a good bedside manner also help to heal a patient. The level of caring that our staff provides is unparalleled. Our approach to patient care is very simple — we treat every patient as though he or she is our own loved one.” The Healthgrades Award is yet another affirmation that MVH is among the nation’s leading health care facilities in terms of patient satisfaction. Monongahela Valley

Hospital (MVH) has also been nationally ranked among the top three for medium-sized hospitals in nurse communication, doctor communication, staff responsiveness and pain management by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The hospital has ranked the highest for patient satisfaction in Western Pennsylvania by Press Ganey largely due to the staff’s commitment to excellence. The hospital also sets the bar high with amenities such as a Concierge Service, which assists patients, their families and guests with a variety of personal services, such as: arrangements for out-of-town guests, directions to local venues, room service, pet care arrangements, and much more. In 2013, Monongahela Valley Hospital was also nationally recognized with the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

Bob Donahue, director of Quality Services and Client Development of Healthgrades, presented MVH with a trophy for this national recognition at the hospital’s 26th Annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, May 17, at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Mr. Donahue is shown with Donna Ramusivich, MVH senior vice president and Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH president and CEO.

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ECC. The Better Breathers Club is free and open to all adults and their families, friends or caregivers who want to learn or share information about living well with breathing issues such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724-344-0287. RSDS SUPPORT GROUP Tuesday, June 10 at 6 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. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, June 11 from 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This is a diabetes self-management class that focuses on counting carbohydrate intake. Topics range from how to measure the upward drive each meal has on blood sugar to information on the glycemic index. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is required prior to attending this class. To register, call 724-258-1483. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Wednesday, June 11 from 6 - 8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Room 215. The topic will be, “Successful Daily Management of Your Diabetes.” Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. AARP 55 ALIVE BEGINNER’S DRIVING COURSE - Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. The nation’s first and largest classroom driver improvement course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. It is intended to help improve skills while teaching accident and traffic violation avoidance. The cost is $15 per person for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required, call 724-258-1333. STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Friday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC and outside Central Plaza. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. sponsors this ever-popular summer kick-off event. A delicious menu can be enjoyed in the comfort of

the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Strawberry plants, home baked goods and crafts are a few of the offered amenities. Free parking available. For more information, please call 724-258-1167. INNOVATIONS – CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME - Monday, June 16 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Daniel T. Stewart, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery, will present a free program to discuss the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome. This program is part of MVH’s Innovations in Medicine series featuring physician guest speakers providing medical information to the community. To register, call 724-258-1333. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES Tuesday, June 17 – Thursday, June 19 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. Learn more about food choices, dining out and how personal eating habits affect your blood glucose control. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is required prior to attending this class. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of the class. For more information and to register, call 724-258-1483. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS - Thursday, June 19 from 2 – 4 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Learn

how to choose foods at the supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. The tours begin at Healthy Directions, the walk-in health care facility in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will conduct the tours and discuss “Picnic Foods/Food Safety.” The program is free, but space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP Thursday, June 26 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455. INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASS - Thursday, June 26 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC. Sign up to learn emergency life saving techniques of clearing airway obstructions and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling the Valley Health and Safety Training Center at 724-684-9536. BREASTFEEDING CLASS Monday, June 30 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Partners and grandmothers are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 9.

National Alliance of Mental Illness Monthly Meetings The NAMI Pittsburgh South meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (excluding the month of August) at 7:30 p.m. at Southminister House, 801 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon, directly across from Mt. Lebanon Public Library. NAMI is a support, education, and advocacy group for family members and friends of persons with mental illness. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, email

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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 724-7820721 or 724-713-0289. ______________________________________ Wanted. Person/s interested in buying collectables and/or antiques. Call John at 724-483-1271. ______________________________________ Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at 724-483-8600. ______________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. ______________________________________ Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. ______________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older. Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. ______________________________________ Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. ______________________________________ Wanted all motorcycles pre 1985. Running or not. Japanese, British, American, European. Top cash paid, free pick up, call 315 569 8094 ______________________________________ CASH for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS/STOP SMOKING PRODUCTS! Free Shipping, 24hr Payments! Call 1-855-578-7477, Espanol 888440-4001 or ______________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ______________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 ______________________________________ WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES 1967-1982 ONLY KAWASAKI Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, Z1R, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2350, S3-400 Suzuki, GS400, GT380, Honda CB750 (1969-1976) CASH. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-7210726 ______________________________________ Cash for unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855440-4001 English & Spanish ______________________________________

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June 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— !!OLD GUITARS WANTED!! Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch. 1930-1980. Top Dollar paid!! Call Toll Free 1866-433-8277 ______________________________________ CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784 ______________________________________ CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1800-734-5139 ($25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.) ______________________________________ Make a Connection. Real People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. Call NOW: 1-888-909-9905 18+. ______________________________________ DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-615-4064 ______________________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing andJob placement assistance. Call AIM 866-453-6204 ______________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid for qualified students – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-686-1704 ______________________________________ ATTENTION VIAGRA USERS Help improve your stamina, drive, and endurance with EverGene. 100% natural. Call for FREE bottle. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED! 866281-1525 ______________________________________ CASH PAID- UP TO $25/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. BEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4Diabetic ______________________________________ VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! Now 1-800-213-6202 ______________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 ______________________________________ Meet singles now! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877-737-9447 ______________________________________

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METAL ROOFING - REAL ROOF FOR YOUR HOUSE, GARAGE, BARN; ROOF, CEILING, SIDING. TOP QUALITY/CLOSEOUT. LOW PRICES, FAST DELIVERY, FREE Literature, 1-800-373-3703 A.B. Martin Roofing Supply ______________________________________

TOP CASH PAID FOR OLD GUITARS! 1920's thru 1980's. Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D'Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1-800-4010440 ______________________________________

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KILL BED BUGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores. Buy Online: ______________________________________ Order Dish Network Satellite TV and Internet Starting at $19.99! Free Installation, Hopper DVR and 5 Free Premium Movie Channels! Call 800-597-2464 ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ------------- NOTICES ---------Ringgold High School Class of 1989 Reunion August 9. For more info, email at ______________________________________ POETRY LOVER? Send for information about a poetry newsletter to: or P.O.Box 4725, Pittsburgh, PA. 15206-0725 (with S.A.S.E.) 1866-234-0297 ______________________________________ LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-760-2291. ______________________________________ All Things Basementy! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all of your basement needs Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-866-589-0174 ______________________________________ DirectTV - 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirecTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800-3527157 ______________________________________ HOTELS FOR HEROS – to find out more about how you can help our service members, veterans and their families in their time of need, visit the Fisher House website at [Advertising supported by this publication] ______________________________________

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ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $30.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. ______________________________________ Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. 724- 348-8028. ______________________________________

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CATSKILL MTN TIMBERLAND! 60 acres - $89,900 Quality timber, great hunting, secluded setting, adjoins State Land! Less than 3 hrs NYC! Town rd, survey, EZ terms! Call 866-495-8733 ______________________________________ FARM SACRIFICE! 5 acres - $19,900 Great views, quiet country road, gorgeous hilltop setting! So Tier, NY. G’teed buildable! 5 tracts avail UNDER $20,000! Terms! Hurry! 888-738-6994. ______________________________________ FARM SACRIFICE! 5 acres - $19,900 Great views, quiet country road, gorgeous hilltop setting! So Tier, NY. G’teed buildable! Terms! Hurry! 888-738-6994. ______________________________________ RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE. Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly specials! Call (877) 210-4130 ______________________________________ 10 ACRES FREE! Buy 30-Get 40 Acres. $0-Down $188/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS Beautiful Views. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-866-882-5263 Ext. 81 www.SunsetRanches.NET ______________________________________

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. FAMILY MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD – also transfer VHS, VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: Web page: A BETTER CHOICE, INC. Waterproof Your Basement. Repair Your Foundation. FREE ESTIMATES. Lifetime Transferable Warranty. 1-800-343-2357 PA0377 ______________________________________ Andy’s Lawn Service – residential/commercial 724322-7984. ______________________________________

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

BANQUET FACILITY/ SOCIAL HALL FINLEYVILLE AMERICAN LEGION – Morrison-Ritchie Post 613. 3537 W. Morrison-Ritchie Post 613. 3537 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. “We are dedicated to helping our veterans and our community.” Offering entertainment and a banquet room that accommodates 75 people. For more info, stop in and visit the lodge, or call 724-348-5608. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

CATERING ITALIAN SPECIALTY & GOURMET CATERING, LLC Catering for All Events. Parties from 10 to 5000 People. Weddings * Graduations * Communions * Reunions. 412-3414626. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––



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. 412-944-4005. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

WUENSTEL BROTHERS GARAGE DOOR COMPANY – Second Generation family owned. Since 1977. Residential Replacement Specialists. 3526C Cliff Street, Finleyville. 724348-7550. (PA-HIC 009388). __________________________

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. 724-258-5336; email: Web page: __________________________

GUTTERS ZUBASIC BROS. HOME IMPROVEMENTS – New Seamless Gutters & Repairs 724-941-7833. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

RESTAURANT THE KICKSTAND BAR & RESTAURANT – Open Daily 3 p.m. 2 a.m.; Daily Specials; Homemade Soups. 1100 Hayden Blvd. 51 South. 412-384-3080. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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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. LAWN MOWING Lawn Mowing, Landscaping, Shrub Pruning, Bobcat Work, Insured. • FREE ESTIMATE • PA 059931 724-344-0464 • EDWARD KIRN ENTERPRISES ______________________________________

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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.

Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large “Grande” 1-topping Pizza from Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, addressand 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 “GRANDE” 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.)

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is June 10)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. What is the name of the new Pizza shop that opened in Peters Township? Who was named the 2014 Washington County ATHENA Award Recipient ? What is the name of the new store opening at Washington Crown Center? 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 our May Pizza Puzzler winners!

CONNIE KLEIN- Eighty-Four • NOELLE BROVEY - Monessen

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Food & Dining Staying in or going out, plan your evening using the Messenger Dining Guide.

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger June 2014  

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger June 2014