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Vol. 10, Issue 10

MARCH 2014

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INDEX: Local News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Death Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Kids & Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Food & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

“ W E ’ R E T H E N E I G H B O R LY N E W S PA P E R ” Baldwin • Bethel Park • Brentwood • Bunola • Carroll Township • Castle Shannon • Charleroi • Clairton • Eighty Four • Elizabeth • Elrama • Finleyville • Gastonville • Jefferson Hills • Library • McMurray Monongahela • New Eagle • Nottingham • Peters Township • Pleasant Hills • South Park • Union Township • Upper St. Clair • Van Voorhis • Venetia • West Elizabeth • West Mifflin • Whitehall

State Senator Smith to Open Satellite Office in South Park State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) announced that he will open a satellite office in South Park to serve constituents in the township and nearby communities. Smith’s satellite office is located in the Administrative Building of the South Park Municipal Complex at 2675 Brownsville Rd. Staff will be available to assist constituents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month beginning February 26. Smith said he and his staff will assist constituents with services like processing driver and vehicle services, providing assistance with state applications and forms, learning the status or obtaining copies of legislation, or addressing issues with any state agency. “We can be the one-stop-shop for constituents facing difficulty with any state government-related issue,” Smith added. “We’ll work to provide answers to questions and connect constituents with state programs and services.” Additional information on is available on Smith’s website,, or by calling 412571-2169.

35th Annual Emergency Responder Recognition Dinner Honors Police, Fire, and EMS Responders On Friday, January 31, 2014, Representative Saccone hosted his 3rd Annual Emergency Responder Recognition Dinner at the New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp. where 15 responders were recognized by their chiefs and/or council for being the top police, fire and EMS responder of the year. Over 100 people attended the event to honor these individuals. Rocco the police K-9, who was killed in the line of duty, was honored as well with a moment of silence. State police commissioner Frank Noonan, guest speaker, and Major Martin attended.

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MBA Kids Construction Art Contest Announced for Spring Think about it ... practice your drawing ... create a masterpiece ... then enter to win! At the Master Builders’ Association, we encourage the expression of the mind through art and that’s why we are excited about the 2014 MBA Kids Construction Art Contest. The MBA hopes that students will take the time to submit an original piece of art in the contest. Submissions should either be of a local building or a construction activity. Students between grades K-12 are eligible to submit an entry. Submit your art now and be entered to win prizes. All artists submitting an entry must have finished work to the MBA no later than Friday, May 16, 2014 by 4 p.m. To obtain an entry form, visit or call 412-922-3912.

Spring Art Show Scheduled at the Galleria to Feature Local Artists South Hills artists from 8 different art leagues will exhibit their artwork from March 14 - 23 at the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon. There will be a separate display area of member's art for viewing and sale for each participating organization. Members from each group will either teach an art class or do an art demonstration for the public. The Galleria will publish the events and times closer to the actual event. The art classes/demos will be directed at appropriate age groups. There will be a reception for artists and the public on March 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.with food samples provided by the various restaurants at the mall. This is the second time the Galleria has held this extensive art show. The first was last October, and this will be an ongoing, twice-a-year event that will give the public access to many local artists' work. During the exhibit one or more members from each group will be at each display to answer questions on art being shown or general questions about membership in each organization. They are prepared to sell artwork as well. Most groups will have larger works, photographs, postcards and prints on display for viewing and/or purchase. Art organizations represented are Bethel Park, Heritage Box, McMurray, South Hills, South Arts, Photography, Upper St. Clair and Whitehall.

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HAM DINNER FUNDRAISER – A Ham Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 4:00 – 7:00PM at Gary’s Chuck Wagon in West Newton. Funds raised will benefit the West Newton Little House (Girl Scout House / Meeting place). For more information, call Debbie at 724872-7937 Gary’s Chuck Wagon is located at 209 South 2nd Street in West Newton.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS MEETING - 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The program will be “Creating the New Generation of Terrariums”. Membership is open to residents of Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities. For further information, call 412-384-3318. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building.

HACKETT CLUB INDOOR FLEA MARKET - 118 Brawdy St. off Venetia Rd., 1 mile west of Finleyville. For more information, call 724-348-5503.


SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER 1 – 5 p.m. at the Sisters’ Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Rd. in Whitehall. Each meal is $8. Takeout available. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s St. Francis Fund to support the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. For more information, call Mary Scabilloni at 412-881-8754. PLEASANT HILLS LIONS CLUB SPAGHETTI DINNER - 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 East Bruceton Rd. The prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 or under. Tickets may be purchased from Lions Club members or at the door. For more information, call Chuck Snyder 412-653-4220.

19TH ‘EMPTY BOWLS’ DINNER - The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest will co-host the 19th Empty Bowls Dinner from 2 to 6 p.m., March 2 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland. Tickets are $20 and are on sale through the Food Bank and Just Harvest’s websites, Or call 412-4318960. Tickets available at the door.

SOLID GOLD - at the Monongahela American Legion from 7-10:30 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. MARCH 6

FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5 to 6:30 p.m at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Rd., Venetia. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609. MARCH 6 – 8

TARZAN – Presented by Ringgold High School. Show time is 7 p.m. for Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 8. Advanced tickets at Ringgold High School Monday - Thursdays from 3 - 5 p.m., Fridays from 3 - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reserved seating is $8 per person. MARCH 8 -9

SNUGGLE BUGS BABY SALE - at the Firehall in Library, on Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Selling baby clothes toys, shoes, books, furniture and baby gear like strollers, high chairs, and more. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit

SPAGHETTI DINNER - held by St. Isaac Jogues’ Parish, 1216 Collins Ave., Jefferson Hills, from 2 - 6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 7 and under. Dinner will consist of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. There is also a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets available at the church. Walk-ins the day of the dinner are welcome as well as take-outs. For more information, call 412-384-4406. SPAGHETTI DINNER - held by the Monongahela Area Library and the Monongahela Elks Lodge at the Elks Lodge, 444 Jackson St. from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for 12 and under. Dinner will consist of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, roll/bread, dessert, and choice of coffee, and hot or iced tea. Tickets for the dinner are available now at the library or at the Elks Lodge. Walk-ins welcome. MARCH 11

SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m at the South Park Township Community room, Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 8 p.m at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Commemorative Coins. A 50/50 will be offered along with prizes for kids. For more information, call 724-9846611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. at the South Park Township Community room, located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to THE COUPON CONNECTION - will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Monongahela Library. Bring your coupons to share or sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information call (724) 518-3529, email couponconnectionmv@ or tion/ MARCH 12

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI BLOOD DRIVE - 12:30 to 6 p.m at St. Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, Finleyville. Bring ID with you. Type O–Positive blood is needed and will be reserved for Venetia resident Ed Kuchinic. To schedule your appointment, call Kathy Pitzer at 724-348-5361or email Walk-ins will be welcomed. March 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— 5 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER ——————————————————————————————————————————

PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . MONTHLY CARD PARTY - 6 - 9 p.m at Odd Fellows Hall, Gastonville, PA. Sponsored by the Mon Valley Rebekahs. Light lunch served. Public welcome. MARCH 15

ST. PATRICK’S OLDIES DANCE - at the White Oak American Legion, Capital Dr., from 8 p.m to 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. For more information, call 724-984-6611. VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW FUNDRAISER “Butterfly Kisses for Madisyn” from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m at the Elizabeth Bingo Hall, 101 N. 1st Ave. Any question, please call Debi at 412-600-0881. AUTHENTIC COACH/CASH BASH - hosted by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce at New Eagle VFD Social Hall. $25/ticket and includes dinner and chances to win authentic Coach purses, gift cards and cash. Doors open at 5 p.m. and drawings will be every 10 minutes. All proceeds benefit Chamber Community Events. Call 724-258-5919 for more information. To purchase tickets, go to our website at MARCH 16

BOWLING EVENT - held by the Protectors of Mingo at 1 p.m. at Legacy Lanes, 5024 Curry Rd. Cost is $20 per person for two hours of bowling including pizza, pop, and shoe rental. There will also be chances to win amazing prizes throughout the afternoon including a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, etc. Call 724-229-3550 or email to get tickets.


SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING – 7 p.m. in the Community Center. A representative from Lowe’s Garden Center will be the speaker. He is a “plant guru” and he will inform us of the many dos and don’ts of spring planting. MARCH 19

SOLID GOLD - at the Monongahela American Legion from 7 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-5925264. MARCH 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 Rd. and Audrey Dr. Cost for the lunch is $6. For additional information, call 412-655-2000. Please call by Friday, March 14. FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5 to 6:30 p.m at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Rd., Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609. MARCH 22

DAVE PEW MEMORIAL CONCERT - at the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. This year we will be joined by the legendary trombonist Harold Betters. Featured will be the current Peters Township High School Jazz Band and the Peters Township Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Both directed by Milt Barney. Tickets available at tdoor: Adults $10; students $5. Call Dave at 724-747-0436 for further information.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Wrights United Methodist Church, Venetia. Adults $5, children $3. The breakfast is being held by Matt Metrovich of Finleyville’s Boy Scout Troop 1452. MARCH 20

CHICKEN AND BISCUIT DINNER - 4 to 7 p.m. at Jefferson U.P. Church, 716 Gill Hall Rd. in Jefferson Hills. This dinner will include drinks and desserts and will cost $9 for adults and $4.50 for children 6 to 12, children 5 and under are free. Come join us for an evening of fine food and fellowship. GREATER MONONGAHELA AREA COMMUNITY BAND - will present a concert at Ringgold Middle School at 7:15 p.m. MARCH 23

MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR - 12 - 5 p.m. at Library Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road, South Park. Be there by 1 p.m. and you will be entered in to a drawing for a free reading. We have a variety of readers and vendors. There is Massage with Messages, Spiritual Response Therapy, and our Reiki people donate everything they make back to charity each month. At 1 p.m. there will be a free lecture given by Dave Troutman. Door admission is $5. Call Deborah for further information at 724-348-8063. MARCH 25

BOOK & BAKE SALE - Center on the Hill, 100 Summit Rd, Belle Vernon 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Book enthusiasts will find the choice of books 'Olympic gold" at very reduced prices. Baked goods. Proceeds benefit the senior center. Call (724) 930-8512 for directions


FREE FLEA - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Christian Life Center of Thomas Presbyterian, located behind the church at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty-Four. Huge, indoor flea market where everything is absolutely FREE. You can take as much or as little as you like. We get everything - furniture, kitchen items, electronics, toys, knick-knacks, holiday items, glassware, antiques and collectibles, outdoor items, tools, books and records. If you would like to donate clean, usable items, excluding cribs and clothing, you can contact the church at 724-941-8910. SOUPS ON IN WEST NEWTON - Benefits the West Newton Public Library. 5:00 9:00PM with 3 dining locations at 3 charming old homes in West Newton. Live entertainment at some locations, as well as, a Chinese Auction. just $20 each and can be purchased at Gary's Chuck Wagon in West Newton or at the West Newton Public Library 724-972-3229. THE COUPON CONNECTION - will meet at 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 items you need. For more information call (724) 518-3529, email or find us on Facebook at tion/. MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MUSIC WORKSHOP - 3 - 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. All are welcome. For more information, call 724-258-7054 or visit

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Cub Scouts Race for the Gold Monongahela’s Cub Scout Pack 1446 Pinewood Derby Brings Friendly Competition By Paul Chasko

A big annual event for cub scouts in Monongahela is the Pinewood Derby. This year’s race was as exciting as previous years with quite a few happy trophy winners and other cubs going home just with their cars and big plans for next year’s race. Cub Scout Pack 1446 is sponsored by the Monongahela United Pictured are the overall winners of the Pinewood Derby Methodist Church and the (l to r): Gage Fuller - 1st Place, BrendonVaccaro 2nd Place, and Gavin Kovach - 3rd Place. race was held in the church activity room. The kids and their parents start out with 2nd – Gavin Kovach a kit consisting of a block of wood, 3rd – Spencer Behrendt axles, and wheels, and then let creativiBears ty take over to finish with the fastest 1st – Christian Stockey and best-looking car in the event. The 2nd – Braydon Wilcher gravity-powered cars have their weights 3rd – Louden Stanko adjusted at a weigh-in prior to the race Webelos 1 so they’ll have the same weight on race 1st -Brandon Barnhart day. 2nd – Skylar Roberts The track was state-of-the-art with an 3rd – Christian Renley all-electronic finishing line and that’s Webelos 2 necessary, as some of the 300 or so 1st – Brendon Vaccaro races run during the morning and after2nd – Gage Fuller noon were too close to call by eye. 3rd – Dominic Cropelli Below is a list of the winners: Pack Overall Winners Tiger Cubs 1st – Gage Fuller 1st – Carl (CJ) Thompson 2nd – Brendon Vaccaro 2nd – Albert Trunzo 3rd- Gavin Kovach 3rd – Aiden Tully Best of Show: Wolfs 1st Place – Dominic Cropelli 1st – Tyler George 2nd Place – Wylleum Britt Go to our website gallery at for more photos by Paul Chasko of this event. UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER

Notice of Change in Polling Place for Monongahela Precinct The Washington County Elections Office is announcing a change in polling location for the precinct of Monongahela 2-1. The precinct used to poll at the Free Methodist Church (Old Armory Building) at 401 Second St. The new polling place will be the Elk Lodge 455 on 446 Jackson St. Any questions can be directed to the Elections Office at 724-228-6750.

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MMVTA Reinstates Four Board Members from the Mon Valley Community

Pictured are (l-r): Judge Larry Hopkins; Mr. Thomas Monack; Mr. Thomas Caudill; and Mr. Joseph Villella.

Judge Larry Hopkins and Mr. Frank Kennedy.

The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) is pleased to reinstate community Board members for another term on the current 21- member board. Each member municipality appoints its representative. The Board member must be a taxpayer in, maintain a business in, or be a citizen of the municipality being represented. The Board members were Mr. Frank Kennedy of Elco, Mr. Thomas Caudill of Monongahela, Mr. Joseph Villella of North Charleroi, and Mr. Thomas Monack of Speers. Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins inducted the members during the January 23rd Board meeting. The Board meets monthly, the fourth Thursday of each month at the MMVTA Transit Center, 1300 McKean Ave. in Charleroi at 6 p.m. For more information, call 724-489-0880 or visit

Washington County Chamber of Commerce Seeking ATHENA Award® Nominations The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominees for the ATHENA Award®. Nominees must live or work in Washington County. The ATHENA Award® program promotes women’s leadership and honors outstanding leaders. By recognizing exceptional individuals, the program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence. ATHENA Award® presentations are celebrations of excellence and are premiere community events. The caliber of candidates who receive the ATHENA Award® is exceptional and leads to significant and substantial recognition for participating organizations. Both women and men are eligible to receive the award. Candidates should meet the following criteria: • Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. • Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community. • Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential. The ATHENA Award® is presented for achievement, service and assistance to others and is not intended to be a contest among competing nominees, but recognition of excellence. To receive a nomination form, contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 724-225-3010. Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 3, 2014. —————————————————————————————————————————— 7

‘Soup is On’ In West Newton Saturday March 29 will be a day for you to make a new friend when you attend Soup's On In West Newton. This progressive dinner will be hosted by Mrs. Emma Jean Pritchard to benefit the West Newton Public Library. The event starts at 5 PM and wraps up at 9 PM, with 3 dining locations at 3 charming old homes in West Newton. The dinner consists of appetizers, an array of soups and of course fabulous desserts. In addition to your wonderful food selections, you will be treated to live entertainment at some locations, as well as, a Chinese Auction. The goal of this event is not only to help raise funds for the library, but to get to know new and old town residents. This is a wonderful way to make new lifelong friends through an old fashion town party and a great way to keep the doors of our library open. Make sure to get your tickets early, since there are a limited number. They are just $20 each and can be purchased at Gary's Chuck Wagon in West Newton or at the West Newton Public Library 724-972-3229.

Together Again: Mon Valley Reunion in Florida a Fun Time The annual Mon Valley reunion was held February 22 at the Sea Dog Brewing Company in Clearwater, Florida. Over 170 people from the Mon Valley, Florida and other parts of the country attended the event, which was coordinated again by Lou and Maria, former area residents now living in Tampa. Among those enjoying the festivities were Monongahela High School Class of 1959 members (l-r) Pat Watson, Sarah Jane Reinhardt, Eddie Nicholanco, Mary Jane Moore, Stephen Lengyel and Margie Roule.

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Delta Kappa Gamma Women Educators’ Society Hosts Civil War Re-enactor Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society for women educators. This non-profit organization’s mission is to enhance the professional and personal growth of its members and to promote excellence in education worldwide. Last meeting’s guest speaker was Kerry Frass, Civil War re-enactor. Attorney Frass addressed us wearing the authentic regalia of an enlisted man. He overviewed the history of the Civil War and the specific strategy used at The Battle of Gettysburg. As a “soldier” he described experiences he had while re-enacting this battle - many dramatic or sad, and some very, very funny. Frass enlightened us about the wartime living conditions of common soldiers of that era. He explained how his 1860s clothing, equipment, and arms were an advantage (and sometimes a disadvantage)

for the men at war in the 1860s. With tears in his eyes, he ended the presentation by movingly reading Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. No matter how much history one knew at the start, everyone in the audience was left with a much deeper, nuanced appreciation for the soldiers who fought to bring a positive outcome of the Civil War. The next meeting of the Alpha Phi Chapter will be held on Saturday, April 12. It will include a business meeting, luncheon, and a program to be presented by John Lozosky. It is titled “Leadership Lessons Learned from Lincoln and Others.” Delta Kappa Gamma meets at the Youghiogheny Country Club, Elizabeth Township. Women educators who are interested in attending may call 412896-1640. A society member will be able to answer any questions.

Pleasant Hills Rotary Spaghetti Dinner, April 12, to Benefit Madison Wasco On Saturday, April 12, the Pleasant Hills Rotary will be having its annual spaghetti dinner at the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, near Caste Village, from noon to 6 p.m. This year's dinner will benefit Madison Wasco. Madison was a healthy 10-yearold girl from South Park until July of 2013, when she began feeling pain on the right side of her abdomen. After a trip to Children's Hospital and hours of testing, the hospital discovered a cancerous tumor the size of a cantaloupe. She had a rare form of abdominal cancer in which Children's had only seen one other case. Sadly, the survival rate for this type of cancer has been low since not a lot is known about it. Madison had surgery to have the tumor removed. Unfortunately, the tumor was attached to her kidney and her main artery and it could not be removed. Instead, doctors opted to give Madison chemo treatments; it reduced in size from that of a cantaloupe to that of a lemon, and they wanted to try surgery again. On November 18, Madison was operated on. The surgeon had to remove her gall bladder, part of her kid-

ney and a portion of her bladder. More importantly, the tumor was completely removed. The cancer Madison had is known to be reoccurring, so the doctors wanted to take some preventative measures. In December, she returned to the hospital to have an auto stem cell transplant, where they had to remove Madison's blood, filter it, and freeze her cells. The goal is to take out the bad cells and replace it with good cells that will help stimulate her bone marrow, which took a beating after the chemotherapy treatments. Madison is on an IV and is taken care of by a home health nurse. She also will have to undergo several weeks of radiation treatment and have regular checkups to make sure she is still in remission. Fortunately, she is allowed to eat spaghetti, which she is looking forward to eating with her family and friends on April 12 with the Pleasant Hills Rotary. If you are interested in tickets or would like to know how you can be involved, please contact the event coordinators Bob Marlow at 412-519-5226 or Chrissy Olds at 412-498-7180.

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Finleyville Food Bank Gets Much-Needed Help from Saint Francis of Assisi Organizations By Paul Chasko

The operation of the Finleyville Food Bank got a big boost in February both financially and with helping hands from Saint Francis of Assisi organizations. The Saint Francis of Assisi High School Youth Ministry took part in the nation-wide “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Super Bowl Sunday. The group spent time on Super Bowl weekend collecting funds after Masses using the traditional soup pot. They give 100% of their donation directly to the local hungerRon Monch, representing the Finleyville Food relief charity of their choice. Bank, accepts a $919.12 check from Mary Jane Jurofcik – proceeds from the St. Francis The St. Francis Youth Group works Youth Group “Souper Bowl” collection. with the Finleyville Food Bank, both in their collection efforts and in providing helping hands when needed. The St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group collected $919.12 in cash that was turned over to the Finleyville Food Bank. Hundreds of pounds of food flow through the Finleyville Food Bank every month. Serving the over 200 area families using the food bank, sorting and stacking incoming food donations and keeping a running inventory has become more than what a few workers can handle. The Saint Francis of Assisi Ladies of Charity has stepped up to help. They show up at the Food Bank once a month and help where needed. The food bank always takes donations and they always accept new help. To volunteer, call 724-348-7821.

Mystical Psychic Fair Scheduled for March 23 in South Park A mystical psychic fair will be held March 23 from 12 - 5 p.m. at Library Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road, South Park. Come join us for a relaxing afternoon and a lot of great energy. Be there by 1 p.m. and you will be entered in to a drawing for a free reading. We have a variety of readers and vendors. There is Massage with Messages, Spiritual Response Therapy, and our Reiki people donate everything they make back to charity each month. At 1:00 PM there will be a free lecture given by Dave Troutman. From 2 - 3:15 p.m., Carole J. Obley, Soulvisions, LLC, will be giving the message circle and will deliver compelling, evidential messages from your loved ones in spirit in a limited group setting. The presentation will be followed immediately by a book signing of Carole’s new book, Soul to Soul Connections. $25 discount if you pre-register and $30 at the door. NOTE: If there is low attendance for the circle, the time will be adjusted. Door admission is $5. All proceeds go to hall rental, advertising and a different charity each month. We have hourly door prizes and an ATM on site. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page at for any cancellations. Call Deborah for further information at 724-348-8063. —————————————————————————————————————————— 9

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Save the Date! ‘Dancing with Our Stars’ Scheduled for June 28 The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Arthur Murray Dance Studio in the South Hills, presents Dancing with Our Stars on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and competition begins at 7:30 p.m. The donation is $35, which includes dinner, the show, and open dancing. All proceeds benefit the July 4th fireworks show. Music provided by Disc Inferno-Bill Lemon who plays music of all styles! The fundraiser will be held at the New Eagle VFD Social Hall, 156 Chess St. Dance demonstrations will be done by the Arthur Murray Pros, there will be a hosted Wine Bar by Ripepi Winery, and a cash bar, Chinese auction and raffles available. Purchase tickets online at or call 724-258-5919. Please Note: No tickets will be available at the door. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. The Chamber now accepts debit/credit cards.

12th Annual Charity Trivia Contest Scheduled by Washington Rotary Club Put on your thinking cap! It is time for the Washington Rotary Club's 12th Annual Rotary Charity Trivia Contest to be held on Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Three Rivers Auction House, Washington, PA. Rotary will donate $1,000 to the charity of the winning team’s choice, $500 to the second place team’s charity and $250 to the third place team’s charity. The event consists of 50 questions segmented into 10 categories of five questions each. All teams play simultaneously, with answers written on a notecard and scores tabulated by the quizmasters and scorekeepers. In between rounds, activities include door prize drawings and a Raffle Auction. Sponsorship opportunities available. Last year, a total of 275 people and 33 teams participated. Net proceeds donated to the Rotary Foundation, which funds international projects that provide health care, clean water, food, education and other essential needs in the developing world. Teams must consist of a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight; team size is strictly enforced. The entry fee is $30 per player and includes pizza, snacks and beverages. As space permits,

spectators and cheerleaders are permitted to attend at $30 per person, and spectators and cheerleaders are not permitted to sit with teams during gameplay. To enter a team in the Charity Trivia Contest, send one check per team - with the team name noted in the memo - made payable to “Washington Rotary Club” in the amount of $30 per player and/or spectator to the Washington Rotary Club, c/o Kathy Sabol, 119 S. College St., Washington, PA 15301. Registration must include the following: 1) email address and phone number for the team “captain”, 2) team name (be creative!), and 3) the name of the 501c3 non-profit charitable organization for which the team is playing. Teams must be registered by March 14. Due to the size of the facility, the number of teams is restricted to 35 and team registrations will be accepted in the order that they are paid in full. Visit to download a registration brochure. For information about the contest or to request a brochure, contact contest coordinator Kathy Sabol, Washington Rotary Club, at 724-225-6710 or

MARCH PROGRAMS AT THE JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY All programs are held at the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room, 925 Old Clairton Rd. For more information on all programs, contact Jane Milner at 412-9737262. Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardener Martha Swiss presents “Designing Your Landscape” March 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gentle Beginners Yoga Saturdays through March 29 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Fee: $5 Jefferson Hospital Nutritionist Mark Davis presents “Gluten Free-Wheat Free Foods” March 1 at 11 a.m. Fee: $5

Zumba Fitness Monday and Wednesday evenings through March 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.Fee: $5 for one class; $7 for two classes SAT Preparation Classes March 30, April 6, 13, 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $195 Registration and payment at Library Scrabble Club Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. Story Time 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for children ages 3 and up March 6 - Celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America March 13 - Go Green Day March 20 - One World Many Stories - India

Victory Hill Ladies Give Gift of Warmth to Mon Valley Hospital’s Cancer Patients The Victory Hill Civic and Social Center’s Ladies Auxiliary graciously donated 30 handmade fleece scarves for cancer patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. The ladies traditionally make either hats or scarves each year for MVH patients to help provide them with some comfort during the cold winter months. “Love really adds to the recipe of healing and these are truly a gift from the heart,” said Auxiliary President Connie Russell, a retired nurse who has worked with cancer patients. “We hope they get a measure of warmth Pictured are Auxiliary President Connie Russell (left) and comfort from these.” of Monongahela and MVH’s Director of Fund She added that cancer has Development Melissa Marion (right). impacted each of the auxiliary members’ families, so the scarf project is very personal to them. 11 March 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— LOCAL NEWS UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER ——————————————————————————————————————————

Peters Township Named 16th in Top 50 Safe Cities in Pennsylvania By J.R. Brower

Very low property crime and violent crime rates are two reasons why Peters Township rates number 16 in the statewide safety survey. A security trade association company, SafeWise, that does public relations work for many nationwide home securities firms, recently completed an independent survey in Pennsylvania. Their research took into account the most up-to-date FBI crime statistics in order to determine the 50 safest municipalities in the Commonwealth. Following is the article about Peters Township’s evaluation from the SafeWise website: 16. Peters Township This city is nearly as old as our country, having been incorporated in 1781. Since then, Peters Township has blossomed from a sparsely-populated rural area to a thriving community of just over 20,000 residents. For such a relatively small city, there are an impressive number of civic programs and services available for all citizens and everyone from toddlers to their grandparents can get in on the fun. It could be the strong safety record that contributes to this town’s vital community life. After all, home owners can rest easy while on vacation with the police force’s Vacation Home Check program, which may be one of the reasons that property crime in Peters Township was more than 78% lower than the state average in 2010 and violent crime was 94.73% lower. It is interesting to note that five municipalities closeby to Peters registered even higher in the survey. Two were ranked behind Peters in the top 25. They are, in reverse order: 22. Jefferson Hills Borough; 17. Elizabeth Township; 15. South Fayette Township; 12. Mt. Lebanon Township; 6. Upper St. Clair Township; 4. South Park Township and 1. Cecil Township. Other nearby communities to make the top 50 were: 26. Baldwin Borough; 37. Bethel Park Borough; and 49. North Strabane Township. For more information on the top 50 safe cities survey; visit the SafeWise website via this link:


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Mon Valley’s Mononghela, Italy’s Ono San Pietro Named “Sister Cities” in Celebration Planning of the “Sister City” Celebration being held for Monongahela and Italy’s Ono San Pietro is underway with meetings being held at Monongahela City Hall. Under the direction of Connie Russell, committee members are very enthusiastic planning the three-day event to be held August 22, 23, and 24. Pictured are Chairperson Connie Russell Elena Broggi, the Mayor of and Mayor Robert Kepics Ono San Pietro, has written a letter to Monongahela Mayor Robert Kepics sharing this joy and pride of the two communities as sister cities. Ono San Pietro’s mayor will be making a visit to Monongahela this coming April along with Guiseppe Domenighini, who is responsible for the sister city idea years ago. Historian Terry Necciai, who grew up in Monongahela is in the process of writing a book on Italian families that immigrated to the valley from the Ono San Pietro area. His research has found that 70 families with Italian surnames came to the valley with the majority settling in the Monongahela area. The next scheduled meeting will be held March 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Monongahela City Hall. Anyone interested in participating with the planning of the celebration of events or just sharing your family information can contact event chairperson Connie Russell at 724-258-8409.

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Sunburst Model Search and Baby Contest Held at Washington Crown Center Mall The Washington Crown Center Mall will host a Miss Sunburst Model Search and Baby Contest on Monday, March 3 at 6 p.m. Winners will go to the State Finals in May to represent their county. Entries are being accepted now. Everyone will receive a crown and trophy. The model search is for girls, ages 4 - 27 years old. Age groups are as follows: 4-6, 7-10, 1113, 14-17, 18-27 years. Winners in each age group will receive a trophy and crown, Runners-up will receive a trophy and crown. The baby contest is for boys and girls. Age groups are as follows: Baby under one year; Tiny -1 year; Little -2 & 3 years. A king and queen will be chosen in each age group. Each winner will receive a trophy and crown. Entry forms are available in the mall management office or by calling 1-813-839-8054 and having all the information sent to you by mail.

Business is Booming at the New Giant Eagle Market District Express in McMurray By J.R. Brower

After much planning, the one-of-akind Market District Express store opened officially on December 5 at the corner of Washington Road and Circle Drive in Peters Township. Since then, business has been extremely good, according to store manager Anna Card. No doubt, the corporate management of Giant Eagle, Inc. is already planning additional Market District Express stores based on the early success of this store, whose sales have increased significantly in each of the three months it has been open. The new location in Peters consists of the Express store, open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, as well as a GetGo gas station open 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The store includes a Starbucks Coffee outlet, an in-store pharmacy as well as a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Beginning this spring, local musicians will provide entertainment in the dining room and on the patio. Manager Card said that about half of

the store’s business in the first three months has come from the restaurant, which specializes in quick phone-in take-out options. The early day menu includes gourmet breakfast burritos and omelets, bagels and other breakfast sandwiches. Lunch and dinner restaurant options include stone-hearth pizza, gourmet burgers, home-made soups, roasted salmon, steaks and Italian chicken dishes. Also included in the store is a bakery featuring sushi rolls and a frozen yogurt bar. Beer and wine are available for both take-out and in-store consumption. More than 150 varieties of domestic, imported and craft beers are available, and customers are permitted to custom-make their own six-packs. A produce section includes farmfresh and organic fruits and vegetables, and the deli has all types of specialty cheeses, meats and seafood. Card said that prices at Market District Express are equal to those at the larger Market District stores and regular Giant Eagle stores.

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RMLG Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at March Meeting Again this year, Irish or not, join the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills for a program of music and humor to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. As in several past years, we will be celebrating with Dennis Smalley. The meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 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 412-655-2000. Please call by Friday, March 14 to be included in the lunch order. 15 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Calling All Filmmakers! Submit Your Entries for the Film Festival Contest The Film Festival Contest is open to independent filmmakers. Films can be up to 90 minutes. There is also a special contest for K-12. Deadline for entries is March 31, 2014. The Film Festival will be held on April 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the George Washington Hotel, 60 S. Main St., Washington. Come view unique films made by independent filmmakers. Meet and mingle with other independent filmmakers. For more information and details, visit or email or call 724-678-4225.

Support Groups Available for Domestic Violence Victims Whether a partner is verbally abusive or physically abusive, it is still abuse. Do not live your life in fear. The violence will not just go away. Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA offers a confidential support group where you can talk with others about abuse. Support groups are held in Washington – including one in the Mon Valley, Greene, and Fayette counties. They also provide safe shelter and support services for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. All services are free and confidential. For more information, call 724-223-9190 or 1-800-791-4000 in Washington County, 724852-2463 in Greene County, or 724-439-9500 in Fayette County. Domestic violence does not discriminate. In addition to married couples and dating partners, domestic violence occurs between blood relatives. DVSSP provides training for health care providers on recognizing signs of elder abuse in your patients. For more information, please call our Education and Training Department at 724-223-5477 in Washington County, 724-852-2373 in Greene County, or 724-437-2530 in Fayette County. Our individual empowerment counseling provides one-on-one counseling, information and referrals, and advocacy (general & legal). For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 724-223-9190 or 1-800-791-4000.

4th Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Class to be Held at Monongahela’s Little City Coffee The 4th Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Class is scheduled from March 22 April 12 on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. at Little City Coffee on Main Street in Monongahela. The first of your 2-day class consists of a brief history and hands-on instruction while you create your beautiful egg. The second day is yolk removal, and this takes about 15 minutes. Great mother-daughter fun. All supplies included! Cost $20/person, ages 13+ only. Classes fill up quickly. You must pay at least one week prior to event to reserve your spot. Please call Little City Coffee at 724-258-6285 to sign up. 17 March 2014 LOCAL NEWS UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————

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Washington County Tourism Grant Program to Continue in 2014 Applications are now available for the 2014 Tourism Grants Program, administered by the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency. Funded through hotel room tax revenue, this program is offered to local non-profit organizations engaged in tourism promotion and/or development in Washington County. Organizations seeking funding for tourism marketing and/or capital projects aimed at increased or enhanced visitation may request guidelines and the application by calling 724-225-3010 or emailing info@ Application deadline is March 31, 2014.

Nottingham Township Roadside Cleanup Day Set for April 5 By J.R. Brower

The Nottingham Township Recreation Board is hoping that all the snow is melted off by Saturday, April 5. That is the day that the annual Nottingham Township Roadside Cleanup Day will be held. Volunteers will traverse the many roads of the township in search of all the trash that has accumulated alongside them since the spring of 2013. “Last year we picked up several dump truck loads full,” said Mary Jubic, Secretary of the Nottingham Township Recreation Board, which sponsors the event. “You’d be surprised how much trash accumulates over a year’s time. We’re hoping to get more people involved this year.” Jubic has been on the Recreation Board for about 8 years, and she has seen the number of volunteers grow steadily each year. The Recreation Board Chairman is Dave Resanovich,

and the board feels that Cleanup Day is probably the most important event it sponsors each year. This year, they will also host the Nottingham Township Car Show on Saturday June 21, the Nottingham Township Bonfire on Saturday September 27 and the Haunted Halloween Trail on Saturday October 25. Jubic’s enthusiasm carries over to her work with the Recreation Board, and she encourages everyone in Nottingham to get out the word about Roadside Cleanup Day and have more volunteers attend than ever before. Those wishing to participate should meet at the Nottingham Township Complex, 909 Sugar Run Road at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5. After having coffee and donuts, volunteers will begin their cleanup ventures at 9 a.m. At noon, the volunteer will return to the township building for a pizza party. For more information, call 724-3485622 or visit

American Legion Fish Fry’s Scheduled for Lent American Legion Post 760, 2409 Bethel Church Rd, will be holding a fish fry starting Ash Wednesday, March 5 from 4 - 8 p.m. and every Friday during Lent including Good Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, pierogies, mac n cheese, homemade coleslaw and haluski, homemade potato chips and fresh cut French fries. Dine-in or take-out options available. For more information, call 412-835-9690.

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March Programs Scheduled at the Peters Township Public Library How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Monday, March 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn how to save money, reduce your family’s exposure to toxins, and be a better friend to the environment by making your own laundry and household cleaning supplies. Register for this program at the library’s circulation desk. Cost: $25 for supplies Word Processing 1 Tuesday, March 4, 7 - 8:45 p.m. Learn how to create and save documents, work with text, format characters and paragraphs, print documents, and discuss compatibility issues related to the Microsoft Office 2007 programs at the library. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $5 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Screening and More! Friday, March 7, 5 - 9 p.m. Games, trivia, and treats will lead up to the showing of Catching Fire, released on March 7. Paws for Reading Ages: Grades 1 and up Saturday, March 8, 10 - 11:20 a.m. Children in grades 1 and up can visit with a registered therapy dog at the library to gain extra self-confidence and fluency by spending time reading to these attentive animals. Call or stop in to sign up for your 20-minute time slot. Register in the Children’s Department. How to Make Your Own Natural Personal Care Products Monday, March 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn to make your own gentle, nontoxic personal care items. Participants will make and take home mouthwash, toothpaste, face wash, face and body lotion, lip balm, deodorant and shampoo. Cost: $25 for supplies Making the Most of Your Mini Garden Sanctuary Tuesday, March 11, 7- 8:30 p.m. Presented by: Nancy Vejlstrup, Exhibit Designer for Phipps Conservatory and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

You’ll receive advice for small-space gardening, including cues for containers and soil choices, plant selection and exciting designs in vertical gardening. We’ll also wade into some water features that will delight your senses! All “gardens” created by the presenter during the class and garden accessories will be auctioned off at the end of the class. Email to register to attend or call 724-941-9430. Family Movie Nights Ages: For kids and parents of all ages Thursday, March 13, 6-7:45 p.m. Featured film: Pinocchio Bring your whole family as we watch terrific family-friendly movies. We’ll provide the popcorn and candy — you don’t even have to buy tickets! Just bring a sleeping bag and/or a stuffed animal friend. Teen Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture Competition Saturday, March 15, 1 - 3 p.m. Challenge your friends to a Pop Culture Trivia Contest! Refreshments and Cool Prizes! Violence and the Sacred: Bordertown Film Screening and Discussion Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Presented by: H.J. Manzari, Associate Professor of Spanish, Washington and Jefferson College Join us for a screening of the film Bordertown, followed by a discussion of the world of sweatshops and drug trafficking in Mexico. Register to attend by emailing or call 724-941-9430. Library Laughter Club Thursday, March 20, 10 - 11 a.m. Participants get together to use laughter to improve health and outlook, as laughter can reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, and lower your blood pressure. Laughter Clubs utilize a systematic activity approach that is based on a foundation of practices, such as yoga, meditation, and modern medical science. Register to attend by emailing or call 724-941-9430. Drop-ins are also welcomed!

Enjoy Sunday Dinner During Sisters of St. Francis Fundraiser Relax and enjoy Sunday dinner with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God and friends. The St. Francis Auxiliary is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, March 2 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Sisters’ Motherhouse, located at 3603 McRoberts Rd. in Whitehall. Each meal is $8 and includes freshly prepared spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce served with or without meatballs, a salad, roll, drink and dessert. Served buffet style, the all you can eat dinner will fulfill any appetite. A takeout option is also available for patrons wishing to enjoy their meal at home. All proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner go to the Auxiliary’s St. Francis Fund to support the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, which recently replaced 20+ year old carpet in the Sisters’ home. For more information, j28please call Mary Scabilloni at 412-881-8754.

WCCF to Raffle Penguins Tickets for April 12 Game Vs. Flyers Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is raffling two Pittsburgh Penguins tickets for the Saturday, April 12, 2014 game against the Philadelphia Flyers at CONSOL Energy Center. The game tickets, donated by CONSOL Energy, are in Section 110, Row R. Raffle tickets are $10 each. The winner will be determined by the first validated three-digit Pennsylvania Lottery number drawn at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28. If the number drawn on this date is an unsold ticket, the winner will be determined by the next day’s 7 p.m. drawing until a winner is determined. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s Mother’s Fund, which supports programs that benefit disadvantaged women and children in Washington County. Raffle tickets are available for purchase through WCCF Trustees or by contacting the Foundation at 724-222-6330 or

Washington County Farm Bureau’s "Ag Days" Photo Contest Underway The Washington County Farm Bureau announces that the 2014 "Ag Days" Photo Contest is now underway! The annual contest is for anyone - not just WCFB members - and seeks pictures of Washington County scenes and people that depict winter farm chores or winter sunsets on the farm. The contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages. Photos must be turned in to the Washington Crown Center Mall Office by Friday, March 7, 2014. Monetary prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries. For a complete list of rules and prizes, visit and click on the Photo Contest link, or call Denise Lewellyn at 724-356-7923.

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Friends of Pleasant Hills Schedules Book Sale The Friends of Pleasant Hills Book Sale will be held at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, East Bruceton Rd., on the following days and times: Thursday, March 20, preview night from 6 - 8 p.m. For this night only, there is a $6 admission charge to get first selections on all of the thousands of items for sale. Refreshments are provided. Friday, March 21 & Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23 from noon - 3 p.m. This is Bag Day; fill one or more of our bags for $5 each. Books for ages 1-100, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, videos, computer games, as well as specialty-priced books (very old books to brand new books).

Jefferson Hills Recreation Program Accepting Counselor Applications Applications for employment for counselors for the Borough of Jefferson Hills Summer Recreation Program are available at Jefferson Hills Library. The Summer Rec Program will be held July 7 through 31 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 5 to 12. Call Jane Milner at 412973-7262 for more information.

SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL SCHEDULES UPCOMING MEETINGS Monthly meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the South Park Township Community room, located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The next two meetings will be held on March 11 and April 8, 2014. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site Questions may be directed to

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MARCH HAPPENINGS AT THE CLAIRTON LIBRARY Calling All Local Artists! The Friends of Clairton Library Group is planning its annual art exhibit and art sale. Artists are invited to submit entries to the upcoming show. A wide variety of media will be accepted. Phone the library at 412-233-7966 or leave your name and number at the main desk to obtain an application form. Applications will be due in March. The exhibit and show as well as an artist’ reception will be held in mid-April. Cuddle Time for the Very Young Every Tuesday 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. This program is a great way to give little ones successful experiences with books. Every child needs to be accompanied by an adult to cuddle on. Toddler Story Time On Wednesday mornings the toddler set (ages 2 and up) can come to story time plus an educational group activity. Please bring your child at 10 a.m.for fun and more experience with story book learning. Your library card will allow you and your young ones to select books to borrow and take home. After School Activities Older children are invited to the library every other Monday from 3:30

to 4 p.m. for more adult-led reading activities with youngsters from Sisters’ Place. Inquire at the main desk for details. Book Clubs for Adults Our library hosts two Book Clubs. One is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The second meets every third Monday at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining may stop in at the library and request a copy of this month’s read. Come, make friends, and have a stimulating chat along with coffee and treats. Game Day Every third Saturday our library schedules children’s game day. Board games are provided, and all schoolaged students are welcome from noon to 2 p.m. Friends of the Library The Friends of the Library is an organization which plans events and fundraisers to enhance the programs and equipment of Clairton Library. Anyone interested in joining this group, please come to our next meeting. We get together every second Tuesday at 11 a.m. Clairton Public Library is located at 616 Miller Ave., Clairton. For more information, call the Library at 412233-7966

Friends of Jefferson Hills Library Plans Books and Boutique Sale The 17th Annual Used Books and Boutique Sale, sponsored by Friends of Jefferson Hills Library, will be held in the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Building Community Room, 925 Old Clairton Rd. on the following dates and times: • Friday, April 4 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Saturday, April 5 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and young adult, buy one, get one free. • Sunday, April 6 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bag Day, $5/bag. Over 10,000 books, a large selection of boutique items, costume jewelry and a large selection of vintage books will be offered for sale. There will be a preview party on Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, raffle and first choice of books! Tickets are on sale at the library. Cost is $8 presale and $10 the day of event. Donation of books prior to April 1 will be accepted at the Library.

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MARCH PROGRAMS SCHEDULED AT THE PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY For more information regarding programs or library services, please contact Dani Danylo by phone 412-655-2424 or email The library is located at 302 Old Clairton Rd., Pittsburgh.

Adult Programs Learn basic spoken Mandarin Chinese on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 4 through March 27 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. This 8-session class is free. Registration is required. The Murder and Mayhem Mystery Book Club meets Monday, March 3 at 1 p.m. This month’s selection is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The Writers and Lifestory Group meets Tuesday March 11 at 6:30 p.m. The group welcomes beginning and professional writers in all genres. Please bring a sample of your writing to share with the group or write an essay that explains how to do something from beginning to end e.g. How to drive a stick shift or How to make ravioli, or write yourself into a scene of your favorite book, movie or TV show. The Book Group meets Monday,

March 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien as part of the CCAC Big Read event. Extra copies of the book are available at the front desk. Book Talk will be held Friday March 21 at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jack Aupperle will review I Am Malala: The Girl Who stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. The Library will host a Genealogy Workshop on Wednesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. The class will be presented by Teena Hintz. The Library will host A Soldier’s Memories of Vietnam: A Look at the Culture and People of Vietnam during the War Years on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Presented by Nick Edinger, a former army Lieutenant stationed in Viet Nam in the ‘60s. Nick has accumulated a remarkable collection of first hand photographs of people and places of Vietnam taken during his tour of duty there as a non-combatant officer. He will relate his experiences and impressions of Vietnam using his photographic collection. This program is part of the CCAC Big Read event.

Heritage Players Present ‘Hay Fever’, Audition for ‘The Crucible’ The Heritage Players will perform Noel Coward's comedy farce Hay Fever on March 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8 p.m. and March 23 and 30 at 2 p.m at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Tickets are $12 at the door or online. The Heritage Players will hold auditions for Arthur Miller's classic drama The Crucible on March 29 at 1 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park and on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. We are seeking actors ages 11 and up. A one-minute dramatic dialogue is preferred or cold readings from the script. Performance dates will be June 20-22 and 27-29 at the Seton Center. The Heritage Players will offer an 8-week program of acting classes for ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, and 18-adult beginning the week of April 14 at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Reasonable rates. Students will perform a skit in a recital at the end of the course. More information and registration at or call 412-254-4633.

Children, Teens, and Families Programs Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, January 7 – April 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old, with or without a caregiver. Baby Book Nook: Wednesdays, January 8 – April 30 at 10:30 a.m. Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more. For children ages birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. Tot Time: Thursdays, January 9 – May 1 at 10:30 a.m. Learn and grow with stories, songs, finger plays, fun activities, and a snack. For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: Saturday, March 1 at 12 p.m. Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and other fun activities from 12 – 2:15 p.m., with stories read by special guest readers from 2:15 – 3 p.m. Family program. Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424 or emailing Evening Baby Book Nook: Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. For children ages birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Music Together Free Family Music Class: Saturday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. SingSteps and the Pleasant Hills Public Library are celebrating “Sing With Your Child Month” with this free family music class. For children ages birth to 5, with a caregiver. Please register with SingSteps directly by calling 412-9437668, e-mailing or visiting PJ Family Story Time - Lucky Leprechauns: Monday, March 10 at 7

p.m. Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts, and a yummy green snack. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing Chick-Fil-A Family Craft Night: Tuesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft or two and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal. Drop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Free Kids Meal with purchase of Adult Combo or Entrée Salad. Family program. Middle School Book Discussion: Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite book or two and a friend for talk and tacos! For students in grades 6—8. Register by calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Crime Scene Investigators: Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. We need 3rd and 4th grade math detectives to help solve a crime. For children in 3rd and 4th grade. Register by calling 412-655-2424, or email Lego Extravaganza Club: Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. We’ll meet the last Wednesday of every month and explore different building categories. For children ages 3 and up. Register by calling 412-655-2424. Teen Advisory Group: Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. Are you looking for volunteer hours? Interested in helping design library programs? Then join TAG and be a part of something special. Each participant will receive one hour of community service and have the opportunity to earn more. For teens in grades 6 through 12. No registration necessary.

Finleyville’s Saint Francis of Assisi Holds Blood Drive A blood drive will take place on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Ave., Finleyville. Please bring ID with you on the day of the blood drive. Proper ID is required to donate blood. A Central Blood Bank or Military ID, driver’s license, or passport are all approved forms of ID. A birth certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor’s full name will also be accepted. Type O–Positive blood is needed and will be reserved for Venetia resident Ed Kuchinic. To schedule your life-saving appointment, call Kathy Pitzer at 724348-5361or email Walk-ins will be welcomed.

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MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY SCHEDULES MARCH PROGRAMS The Monongahela Area Library will have a Breaktime Basket Raffle for the month of March. The items in the basket include a coffee maker, assorted teas and coffee beverages as well as mugs. Tickets are available at the library circulation desk. The library is collecting non-perishable groceries for the Washington County Farm Bureau’s Food Drive. The library that collects the most food will win a $100 gift card. Bring items anytime during library hours and receive a coupon good for fine forgiveness on returned material. If you do not wish to use the coupon, you may designate it for a child’s fine to be forgiven. Storytime for pre-schoolers age 30 months - 5 years meets each Wednesday at 11 a.m. The program includes reading stories, songs and a craft. The library also holds Baby Lapsit for those too young for Storytime at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call for more info or to register. The library will hold a spaghetti dinner in conjunction with the Monongahela Elks on Sunday, March 9

from 11:30 to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Jackson Street. The meal includes salad, bread, dessert and beverage along with the pasta and meatballs. Cost of the meal is $8 for adults, $4 for 12 and under. Takeout is available. The Tween Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau. The Science Club for those in grades 2 – 7 will be held March 18 at 5:30 p.m. This month’s projects are making silly putty, elephant toothpaste, and optical illusions. Book Bites will meet Thursday, March 20 to discuss Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton at 1 p.m. in the Activity Room. Families are invited to Book Flix Storytime on Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. for Bear Stories. The program is for children 3 – 7 years, their parents and siblings. No registration is required. For more information about the library, please call 724-258-5409.

Friends of South Park Library Gear Up for 2014 Spring Book Sale The Friends of South Park Twp. Library are preparing for their Annual Spring Book Sale. Scheduled dates begin Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, the ever-popular “$5 a Bag Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the South Park Township Community Center, 2575 Brownsville Road, across from Bavarian Village. So as you enjoy your wintertime reading, please keep the Friends in mind and save your books for this upcoming sale, along with miscellaneous items below: All books (hardback; paperback; fiction; non-fiction; children; adult; school; educational; coffee table); old records; albums; books on tape; audio music tapes; CDs; DVDs; video tapes; video games; computer and electronic games and programs; games; puzzles; toys and stuffed animals. Games, puzzles, and toys should contain all parts and pieces and placed in taped up boxes. Friends does not accepts small Reader’s Digests, National Geographics, jewelry or flea market/garage sale items. Computer books, programs, discs, business or tax publications, manuals and directories should be no older than 1 year. Encyclopedia sets, no matter what the age, are no longer being accepted for the sales. All proceeds for the Friends book sale benefits the South Park Township Library. Watch for upcoming Union-Finley Messenger news for further details on this Spring sale. For further information on Friends, please visit the web site at or attend their meeting on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the South Park Township Library. 23 March 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— LOCAL NEWS

7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh March Meetings Scheduled for the Women's Business Network

BTM is Newest Member of South Hills Chamber of Commerce

The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. 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, March 5 and 19. Contact Melissa Ball at 412-885-4139. • 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, March 6 and 20. Contact a.m.anda 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, March 12 and 26. Contact Jennifer Englert at 724-462-1067. • The Bethel Park Chapter meets at 6:00 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal Building, 5100 W. Library Avenue in Bethel Park on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, March 6 and 20. Contact T a.m.ra McKenna at 412-885-5162. • The South Hills Chapter meets at 8:00 a.m. at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St Clair, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, March February 6 and 20. Contact Susan Ceklosky at 412-334-3230.

MACC Introduces 2014 Board of Directors

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce its 2014 Board of Directors. Pictured are front row (l-r): Reverend Raymond DiCamillo, Church of Nazarene; Mayor Robert Kepics; The Chamber Cheetah; Cis Fraser, Avon, Treasurer; Dr. Randall Rodriguez, Vice President; Anthony J. Bottino, Allstate Bottino Financial, President; Gary Lenzi, Carroll Township; Cathy Dejeet Pro, New Eagle Borough. Back Row (l-r) Thomas Graney, Charleroi Federal Savings Bank; Dr. Colin Webster, Webster Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation; Karen Quinto, First Niagara; Michelle DeHosse, Sparkles by Shell; Chris Grilli, Grilli's Studio; and Danielle Price, Hawthorne Ventures.

The South Hills Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new business to the neighborhood from State College, Pennsylvania. BTM Contracting, a family-owned business, has relocated to Bethel Park. Robert McKinley, owner, states, “We have spent a lot of weekends here and love the location. It is close to the city to take advantage of city activities, but gives the “green space� for our family to enjoy.� BTM Contracting provides a broad skill set from interior to exterior remodeling. Bob is a graduate of Triangle Tech with a degree in specialized construction and technology. The company prides itself on their commitment to high quality work and customer service. With a professional, friendly, experienced staff, BTM Contracting is making their debut to the South Hills of Pittsburgh by offering a 5% spring discount to all new jobs scheduled between now and the end of March. Contact Bob at 412-779-9620.

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News and Events from the Peters Township Chamber

McMurray Dairy Bar Sale Marks the End of an Era

Angela Krak - Amelia Earhart Award

The Zonta Club of Washington County recently awarded Peters Township High School junior Angela Krak with the Amelia Earhart Award. Pictured are (l-r) Brian Schill, Peters Township Chamber of Commerce; Jean McCloskey Krak; Angela Krak; Dr. Robert Krak; Monica Merrell, Peters Township Council; and Zonta Club, member.

Upcoming Events March 19 - March Mega Event 6 - 8 p.m. (VIP Reception 5-6 p.m.) at Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn, Presented by Peters Township Chamber, Pittsburgh Social Exchange, Southpointe CEO Association and the Washington County Chamber March 27 - Social Media Part III/ Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media 8 - 10 a.m. at USC Community and Recreation Center, Presented by Cindy Neky April 9 – State of the Township 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club, Presented by with Mike Silvestri June 1 - Peters Township Day at Washington Wild Things June 2 - 25th Annual Golf Outing at Rolling Hills Country Club Register at

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Most of the Dairy Bar’s employees (45 out of 50) got to keep their jobs after the sale, including baker Bridgett Fincham of Finleyville and deli clerk Matt Kmonk of Peters Twp. Photo by J.R. Brower

By J.R. Brower

The McMurray Dairy Bar and Market has operated consistently at the same general location for over 60 years and at the present expanded store for 15 years. The store is probably best known for its sliced and chipped baked ham and high quality meats that owner Gary Duckworth has perfected over the years. Four generations of the Duckworth family have operated businesses at the corner of McMurray and Valley Brook Roads in the heart of downtown McMurray since the 1930s. The era of the ‘Duckworth Dynasty’ came to a close on Monday, February 10, when ownership from outside Peters Township officially took over. The transfer of ownership came about following the passing of Carol Opferman Duckworth in January. She and her husband Gary, who grew up in the 1950s in the family home above the store, had talked about selling the business for about a year. Carol and Gary took over ownership of the business in the mid-1980s following the retirement of Gary’s parents, Don and Peggy. The McMurray Dairy Bar officially came into existence in 1949, when

Don Duckworth with wife, Peggy, bought the business from his grandfather, C.A. Herbertson. At that time the combination gas station and general country store was known as McMurray Bar B-Q. After Don and Peggy took over, C.A. Herbertson’s popular barbeque became part of Duckworths’ deli menu, along with their famous baked ham and homemade ice cream. In 1957, the McMurray Post Office opened at the Dairy Bar. In 1961, the McMurray Dairy Bar expanded their grocery store, which resulted in a larger meat department and an even larger produce and canned goods section. The old Dairy Bar and Suprette store was torn down in 1999, and the present McMurray Dairy Bar & Market was constructed up behind it almost immediately. The new owners are Ed Heisler, of Mt. Lebanon and Ed Heisler, Jr. The elder Heisler also owns a Shop ’n Save store in Carrick, and his sister owns another Shop ‘n Save in Castle Shannon. The family has had other food stores as well since the 1950s. They plan to do away with the Dairy Bar name and call it Heisler’s Market. 25 March 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER ——————————————————————————————————————————

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

Time for a Second Home? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million people move each year.

That’s 14% of the entire population of the United States. 23.4 million people move within the same county. 7.7 million people move within the same state. 7.6 million people move to a different state. 1.2 million people move to a different country altogether.

The Census Bureau also estimates that nearly 6% of American households own a second home. Most of the time the second home is located within 150 miles of their primary residence. Most of these buyers are in their prime wage earning years and are looking for an escape from their work week realities or an investment, or even both. Second homes are typically located near recreation areas, bodies of water, or mountains. Another interesting fact is that most of these second homes are located on or near protected land, where no new development will be permitted. Whether it’s a lakefront cottage, a hunting cabin in the mountains, or a vacation home near the ocean, you may not have to be a millionaire to own one. A nationwide survey shows the median household income of secondhome owners is around $46,500. Well over 7.2 million U.S. households that owned some kind of recreational property or second home for vacation purposes. That number is expected to at least double and possibly triple over the next 5 years. With today’s continued low interest rates, the tax advantages a second home can bring, and a wide selection of areas experiencing appreciation again, this is an excellent time to consider purchasing a second home as a great get-away place that serves the added function of being an excellent investment. When searching for a second home, investigate the area thoroughly. You can access all types of information about various areas via the internet but it is very important to the take time to visit the community several times. We recommend a few months prior to and during its peak

Tom Jolley Named Century 21 Agent of the Month Century 21 Frontier Realty is proud to announce that Tom Jolley has earned the prestigious Century 21 Real Estate, LLC Emerald Level Masters Award for his outstanding 2013 production. He is invited to attend the exclusive Century 21 Top Agent Retreat this summer. Congratulations are in order!

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season. Are the crowds unbearable? Is the weather unpredictable? Drive around. Experience the day-to-day activity around potential properties. Keep in mind that you may decide to retire to the area one day. Will the property serve two purposes? That of vacation home for now and a retirement home later? Your CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty Professional can help locally. They can even make the arrangements you can rely on when you are looking out of state or even out of the country. We put you in touch with a qualified and trusted expert in the area you desire. This way you can have confidence that we are overseeing your best interests. Remember, vacation homes remain a good investment and provide substantial deductions on yearly tax forms, but please remember to consult a tax preparer or certified accountant, to calculate your personal tax benefits of owning a second home. Relaxing in your new home in that dream vacation spot is not out of your reach. More and more Americans are realizing that owning a vacation home is do-able and a good investment and a peaceful retreat for years to come.

Finleyville 724-348-7470 Belle Vernon 724-929-2180 McMurray 724-941-8680

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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Names Bartman, Inc. February Business of the Month

The MACC Business of the Month for February is Bartman, Inc. Bartman Plumbing and One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning has been in business in Monongahela and the surrounding communities for 38 years. We specialize in plumbing heating and cooling service, repair and replacement work. We are not involved in new construction or commercial work. Tim Bartman, owner, has been an active member in the Monongahela Chamber of Commerce for over thirty years and 6 years as president. Bartman also local schools and youth activities and is a family oriented-company. Brothers Ron and Bob both have over 30 years of experience in their respective fields. Daughter Crystal and her husband Josh also work for the company. Says Tim Bartman, “We have been voted a Valley favorite in our trades for over 12 straight years. Our businesses have always believed that aervice after the sale is more important than the sale itself. ‘100% satisfaction’ are not just words at Bartman’s. It’s the way we are.” Call 724-258-9125 for plumbing and 724-258-2215 for heating and cooling.

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Community Celebrates MVH Capital Campaign’s $2.7 M Success with Plaque Unveiling and Tours Monongahela native Walter R. Cox, M.D. remembered his late mother-inlaw, Nellie Fawcett Peart, with a donation to Monongahela Valley Hospital’s “Focus on the Future” Capital Campaign. He and his wife, Beth, were grateful that she received such loving care at the hospital’s Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. Thanks to Dr. Cox and hundreds of other residents, businesses, hospital board members, physicians, hospital employees and Auxilians, the campaign was unhindered by the slow economic recovery and surpassed its original $2.5 million goal, reaching $2.7 million. On Thursday, February 13, Monongahela Valley Hospital officials unveiled the inscribed bronze donor plaques honoring the donors and other major gifts made to the hospital’s largest capital campaign in its history. Donors celebrated the campaign’s unprecedented success and were given a private tour of the plaques in the hospital’s main hallway and around the campus. “Your support has been invaluable, you are touching the lives of your family, friends and neighbors who come from near and far for the excellent medical care that we provide at Monongahela Valley Hospital,” Jack Fry, chairman of the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. board of directors, told attendees prior to the tours. “You are perpetuating MVH’s history of progress by impacting the health of the communities we serve and I thank you.” After the informal speeches, attendees divided into small groups and toured the hospital where their individual plaques were displayed. The main plaque between the lobby and the elevators is approximately11 feet wide by five feet high and displays 245 names, with some empty spaces for future donors. Around the various departments, 80 other plaques bear the names of those donors who met a certain giv-

A donor stays behind to read the names on one of the larger donor plaques during Monongahela Valley Hospital’s recent plaque unveiling.

ing level in the campaign. Employees contributed to the Capital Campaign through the “Hearts that Care” five-year employee giving campaign, which raised an astonishing $317,000, more than tripling its original goal. Mrs. Schumacher said more than 50% of all employees committed to this five-year donation program because it benefitted the heating and cooling upgrades in patient rooms. Some of the bricks and mortar improvements made possible by this campaign include: Expansion of the hospital’s first floor to add four new operating suites. The addition of new Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) equipment within the Sweeney-Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Pavilion. Expansion of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) and the Center for Wound Management program within the first floor of the Charles L. and Rose Sweeney-Melenyzer Pavilion Upgrades to the hospital’s air conditioning/heating systems, boilers, interior/exterior lighting and main electric transformers Monongahela Valley Hospital’s “Focus on the Future” Capital Campaign was launched in 2011.

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Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Set for June 20 Seven New Inductees to Be Honored The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 21th annual banquet at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township on Friday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m. This year, seven new inductees will be welcomed into the mythical Sports Hall of Fame conceived by newspapermen Floyd France and John John A. Maczuzak Tony Segzda Heather Ferrari Milkent Maurice Mathieu Milfred Holmes Bunardzya. This brings the total number of inductees to 219. The original Mon Valley Sports Writers Hall of Fame started in 1951 with the selection of Stan Musial and Bert Rechichar. The class of 2014 is comprised of Milfred “Bubby” Holmes; the late John Maczuzak; Maurice Mathieu; Heather Ferrari Milkent; Tony Segzda; Chuck Smith; and Ed Zuraw. The MMVASHOF selection committee includes Chairman Brian Herman; Carl Crawley, Jr; Dale Hamer; Tom Jenkins; Bill Kubin; Randy Marino; Stan Milchovich; Steve Russell; and Bill Hughes. The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame is one of 28 chapters of The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame comprised of four geographical regions. Organized with its induction class in 1963, the state ceremonial dinner rotates between the four regions. The Mid Mon Valley chapter has inducted 17 members into the state Hall of Fame.

Skyhawks Pittsburgh Partners with Red Card Cancer to Host Soccer Tourney Skyhawks Pittsburgh has partnered with Red Card Cancer to host a soccer tournament fundraiser on March 15 at Nativity Church Gym on Curry Road in South Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kimmel Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins University. The tournament is open to travel and rec players in the U8, U10 and U12 age groups.U8 team entry fee is $100, and U10 and U12 is $140. Roster size is limited to 10 players. Awards will be given to the first and second place teams in each division. Registration deadline is March 8. Complete information is available at or by contacting tournament director Kris Schemm at 412-848-8799 or

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Rabuck/Gibbons Announce Engagement Jessica Nicole Rabuck of Altoona and Jonathon David Gibbons of South Park are engaged to be married. Miss Rabuck is the daughter of Regina Edwards and Patrick Rabuck of Altoona. She is a 2007 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2011 graduate of Duquesne University. She is pursuing her doctorate in chemistry at the University of Michigan. Mr. Gibbons is the son of Ann and Frank Gibbons of South Park. He is a 2007 graduate of South Park High School and a 2011 graduate of Duquesne University. He is a quality control chemist at Houghton International, Detroit. An April 26 wedding is being planned at the Georgetown Centre, Pittsburgh.

Former UFM Writer Launches eBook Fiction Novel Jim Caldwell, of South Park, a former writer of four years for the Union-Finley Messenger, recently published his first eBook novel on Called DiPrinanio’s Stand, this contemporary romance is a story of young love in search of hope. Chase, a NYC emergency medical technician, becomes infatuated with Suzanne, a woman working at DiPrinanio’s Fruit Market in Brooklyn striving for a career in the musical theater arts. Falling in love, they discover everything they share in common, including growing up just ten miles apart in rural Pennsylvania. Their love blossoms ... until a turn of events takes place and everything changes. The overarching theme is: “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” Since 2009 the publishing and reading of eBooks on iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Nooks and other such eReaders has skyrocketed, almost equaling the number of printed books being read. Smashwords converts an author’s manuscript into all the various digital forms, and when thoroughly vetted for errors, distributes it through their network, which includes major eBook stores and libraries, such as Apple iBooks (51 countries), Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, Flipkart, Oyster, Baker & Taylor and the Diesel eBook Store. Interested readers without an eReader can also read it by downloading a PDF to their computer or laptop, or use a free software program such as Adobe Digitals Edition to read any electronic book. Search by title, DiPrinanio’s Stand at $2.99. Free sample chapters. Adult content.

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Recent Local Death Notices ACKMAN, Michael, 27, of Jefferson Hills, died February 2, 2014. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. BEREZNAY, Mathew N., 61, of New Eagle, died January 9. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BOWERS, Philip L., 79, of Gastonville, died January 29. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BRUBAKER, Lois Elaine, 79, of Carroll Township, died January 21. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. CESAR, Cathleen, C., (Chope) 82, of South Park, died February 13. Arrangements by Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. CHALMERS, Thomas P. III, of Baldwin, died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COZZOLI, Fred, 84, formerly of Baldwin Borough, died February 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DANKS, John, 86, of Scott, formerly of Clairton, died January 31. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DelVERME, James Joseph, 77, of New Eagle, died January 9. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. DUDINAK, Mary, 92, of West Mifflin, died January 27. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FETCH, Mary C., 93, of Elizabeth Township, died February 11. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. FISCUS, Victor H., 84, of Bethel Park, died February 8, 2014. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FRIEND, Emma, 76, of Pleasant Hills, died February 12. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

GRATKIE, Richard Joseph, 83, of New Eagle, died January 14. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. GREAVES, Mary Magdaline, 91, of Monongahela, died January 7. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. HART, Aaron Micah, 42, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Finleyville, died January 16. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. HENN, Blanche M., 87, of Baldwin Borough, died January 30. Arrangements by Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. HICKLE, William R., 53, of Monongahela, died February 18. Arrangements by William Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. HUSTLER, Elizabeth, 92, West Mifflin, died February 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. JANCZEWSKI, Julia, 83, of Jefferson Hills, died February 10. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. KOEHNKE, Craig, 61, of West Mifflin, died January 29. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOLBE, Douglas Frederick, 52, of Carroll Township, died January 4. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. KULESIK, Rita, 85, of Castle Shannon, died February 1. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. LEPTINSKY, Joanne, 76, of Elizabeth Township, died January 27. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LOFINK, Eugene P. “Pete”, 86, of Monongahela, died February 13. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. MALIE, Frank P., 88, of Fallowfield Township, died February 10. Arrangements by Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. McCULLOUGH, Rosemary (Short), 91, of Baldwin Borough, died February 11. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial

Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. OPFERMAN, Harry C., 85, of Bethel Park, died February 10. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PUGLIN, Ron, 70, of West Mifflin, died February 6. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RHOADES, William, 91, of Whitehall, January 30. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RICHARDSON, Oliver Uriah , 89, of Carroll Township, died January 8. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. RIMMELL, Elizabeth “Jean”, 77, of South Park, died January 26. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROBBINS, Virginia L., 82, of Fallowfield Township, died January 31. Arrangements by Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. ROESCH, Frank C., 66, of Pleasant Hills, died February 18. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SCHUBERT, Mary, 80, of Brentwood, died February 17. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SIMS, James W., 56, of Venetia, died January 25. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SMITH, Edna Ann, 59, of Donora, died on January 25. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. STACK, Tracy Lynn, 47, of Castle Shannon, died January 27. Arrangements by Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. STEINMETZ, Henry J., 70, of Bethel Park, died February 16. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. TUBIO, Barbara A., 80, of Finleyville, died January 23. Arrangements by Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. VANCIK, Sara Ione, 99, of Monongahela, died January 6. Arrangements by Frye Funeral Home,

Obituary Robert Raymond Wateska On Monday Feb. 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm our time 3:05 PM Hawaii time, Robert Raymond Wateska the second, formerly of Finleyville, passed away after a short but tough battle with several illnesses in Hawaii. Bob was the son of Terry Wateska of Monongahela and the late Robert Raymond Wateska the First of Finleyville who passed away in 1998. Bob is survived by 3 children - daughters Saundra Wateska of Perryopolis; Crystal Wateska of Jeanette; and son Bob Wateska also of PA. He is also survived by brother Thomas Wateska (Tara)of Monongahela, mother Terry Wateska of Monongahela, niece Angel Wateska also of Monongahela, 2 grandsons and a granddaughter, several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Bob was an avid fisherman. He moved to Hawaii several years ago and loved being on the beach year round. He was a very strong, carefree, happy man. He lived life to the fullest. Bob will be missed by many.

Inc. in Monongahela. WOODDELL, Thomas D., 79, of Pleasant Hills, died February 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WYNN, Madeline M., 90, of Farmville, VA, previously of Whitehall, PA, died February 9. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

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SENIOR NEWS FROM THE VENETIA COMMUNITY CENTER 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. Our schedule for March is as follows: March 13 - 11 a.m. to 12 noon. A nurse from Caring Missions Home Health will do blood pressure screenings. Lunch at noon, prepared at the Canonsburg Senior Center. Entertainment for the afternoon will be a vocalist Stephen Hruch, doing songs from the Frank Senatra era. All are welcome. Our speaker will be Gloria Dudt, an inspirational and motivational speaker who shares insightful and humorous presentations throughout the United States. Her topic will be "Keeping the 'Gold' in The Golden Years." Birthdays for March are Johanna Buri, Marion Sphar, and Donna Munz. Congratulations, and may you all have a happy and healthy birthday.


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, March 5 & 6, 12 – 3 p.m. Greentree – Marion Manor, March 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. To register, call 800-559-4880 or online at 31 March 2014 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————

Family Hospice and Palliative Care Offers “Growing Through Grief” Bereavement Program Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers Growing Through Grief – Rebuilding Hope, a free 6-week educational/support program open to the public, for those dealing with the death of a loved one. Growing Through Grief is facilitated by experienced bereavement counselors. Three sessions will take place this spring: Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 3 through April 7 at Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m., March 4 through April 8 at Presbyterian Senior Care’s Longwood at Oakmont, Verona Wednesday afternoons, 1-3 p.m., March 26 through April 30 at Southminster House in Mt. Lebanon Attendance at all six sessions is requested. Pre-registration is required. For further information, please call the Family Hospice Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829, or visit

Family Hospice Offers On-going Support Groups Family Hospice also offers on-going support groups at the following locations: The Center for Compassionate Care, 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon, third Monday of every month, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Southminster House, 801 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon, second Tuesday of every month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, 5001 Baptist Rd., Whitehall, first Thursday of every month, 7 - 8:30 p.m. All above are free to the public. No registration required. For more information on these South Hills support groups, contact the Family Hospice Bereavement dept., at 412-572-8829.

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Spring Group Fitness Classes Announced at Mon Valley YMCA New Sessions of Group Fitness Classes Scheduled for March and April The Mon Valley YMCA is pleased to release its March/April spring schedule of classes:

Adult Programs Balanced Body includes 45 weekly classes including low intensity classes for beginners and active adults including: Yoga, Circuit, and Walk Off the Pounds. For a more athletic work out there’s Basic Training, Cycle, PUMP, and Total Body Training. If you love music, there’s Senior Swing or Strut. Greater calorie burning comes with Step, Cardio Kick, and Cardio Combo. To relax, stretch and strengthen, there’s Breathe, incorporating Yoga, Pilates, and Qigong. Balanced Body begins March 3rd for a 9-week session and is free to members. Zumba includes 8 weekly classes, is inspired by Latin dance, and provides a fun, easy to follow workout. Beginner level classes are on Monday and Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Water exercise begins on March 10 and includes the following shallow water classes: Arthritis, Aqua Fit, Splash Dance, Aqua Zumba, and Splash. Deep water classes include Wet Vest, Aqua Power, and Advanced Wet Vest. Splash, Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Fridays at 11:00 AM, is free to members. Tai Chi, held on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 11:45 and 11:30 a.m. respectively, begins a 9-week session on March 3. This mind-body

practice referred to as moving meditation is free to members.

Youth Programs Boot Camp for Kids begins a new session on March 3rd and is offered free to members. Ages 5-8 can sign up for Mondays or Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. Class for 8-13 year olds is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Jump & Wiggle is held on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. for 3-4 year olds and at 7:00 p.m. for 5-year-olds. Children will gain coordination, socialization, and learn to follow directions. Kinder Gym, held on Mondays at noon for kids ages 3-5, begins on March 24 for a 6-week session. Kinder Soccer, held on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., starts on March 25 and teaches soccer fundamentals to 3-5-year-olds. For more information, check out our website,, and click on “current programs.” Register or inquire at 724-483-8077.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL MARCH EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative progra.m.s during March. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted. MAMM & GLAMM - Saturday, March 1 from 8a.m. - 2 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. This event offers women who have prescriptions for mammograms free pampering after receiving their screenings. To schedule an appointment, call 724-379-1911. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, March 4 – Thursday, March 6 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Learn more about food choices, dining out, and how your eating habits affect your blood glucose control. To register, call 724-258-1483. BONE DENSITY SCREENING - Wednesday, March 5 from 1 - 3 p.m. For more information, call 724-348-6699. CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 7 – 9 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. A four-week series of prenatal education classes designed to prepare couples for their baby’s birth. To register, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 9. IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? - Monday, March 10 at 6 p.m., ECC. MVH has teamed up with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to provide this session designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To register, call 412-641-3632. RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, March 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB - Tuesday, March 11 from 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 724-258-1932. INNOVATIONS – AM I AT RISK FOR DIABETES? - Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Alexander Tal, M.D., endocrinologist, will present a free progra.m. to discuss diabetes care and prevention. To register, call 724-258-1333. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, March 18 – Thursday, March 20 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. To register, call 724-258-1483. TALK WITH A DOC: CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME - Monday, March 17 from 1 – 3 p.m., Bethel Park Municipal Building, Daniel T. Stewart, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery, will discuss the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome. To register, call 724-258-1333. IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU? - Monday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m., MonVale HealthPLEX. MVH has teamed up with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to provide this session designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To register, call 412-6413632 or 412-802-8299.

TALK WITH A DOC: ARE YOUR BONES STRONG? - Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m., Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville. A free bone density screening will be available following the presentation. To register, call 724-258-1333. AUXILIARY SOUPER LUNCHEON Thursday, March 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., ECC. Enjoy soup or salad for lunch today. For more information, call 724-258-1167. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, March 24 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724258-BABY (2229) ext. 9. SHINGLES VACCINE CLINIC - Tuesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. – Noon, Healthy Directions at Finleyville Giant Eagle.To register, call 724-348-6699. INNOVATIONS – CIRCULATION PROBLEMS IN LIMBS - Tuesday, March 25 at 6 p.m., ECC. Ghassan, M.D., MVH’s new vascular surgeon, will present a free progra.m. to discuss peripheral arterial disease (PAD). To register, call 724-258-1333. ADULT CPR INSTRUCTION - Tuesday, March 25 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center. The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling 724-684-9536. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, March 26 from 9 - 11 a.m., ECC. This is a diabetes self-management class that focuses on counting carbohydrate intake. To register, call 724-258-1483. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m., ECC. The topic will be, “Advances in Insulin Pumps.” To register, call 724-258-1483. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, March 27 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455. PUBLIC FIRST-AID INSTRUCTION Thursday, March 27 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. Adult first aid classes. The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling 724-684-9536. MULTIPHASIC BLOOD ANALYSIS Saturday, March 29 from 7 - 10 a.m., ECC. This 36-function screening costs only $25 and is open to the public. Registrations must be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by calling 724-258-1282. *April Coming Attraction * SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES - Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6 - 8 p.m., Monongahela Valley Hospital. Classes are offered at no charge to Primary Care Resource Center (PCRC) patients, MVH employees and anyone with a referral from an MVH-affiliated primary care physician. For all others, the cost is $20. To register, call 724-258-1932.

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Area Church News..Area Church News... Area Church News..

Nativity Church Schedules Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner Nativity Church of South Park is sponsoring an Ash Wednesday fish dinner on March 5, 2014. You can eat in or take out between 3 and 7 p.m. Dinners are $9for adults and $3.50 for children (10 & under). Dinners include fried or baked fish, a choice of two sides, coffee or tea. Soft drinks and desserts are available at an extra cost. 50/50 drawing, raffle and bake sale. For take-out orders call 412-653-1502.

Thomas Presbyterian Church in Eighty-Four to Hold Annual Free Flea What is a Free Flea, you ask? It is a huge, indoor flea market where everything - yes, everything is absolutely FREE. And we get everything - furniture, kitchen items, electronics, toys, knick-knacks, holiday items, glassware, antiques and collectibles, outdoor items, tools, books and records and yes, we have occasionally even had the kitchen sink! All we ask is that you make a monetary donation in any amount that you would like. The proceeds will go to Food and Friends, which is a partnership between Peters Creek United

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Presbyterian Church and Thomas Presbyterian, which provides a completely free dinners to the public. They are served the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the CLC of Thomas Presbyterian Church. The Free Flea will be held Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., (NO EARLY BIRDS) in the Christian Life Center of Thomas Presbyterian, located behind the church at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty-Four. If you would like to donate clean, usable items, excluding cribs and clothing, you can contact the church at 724-941-8910.

Pancake Breakfast/Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser at Wrights UMC, Venetia Wrights United Methodist Church, Venetia, will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 22 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Adults $5, children $3. The breakfast is being held by Matt Metrovich of Finleyville’s Boy Scout Troop 1452. Matt is working toward the rank of Eagle Scout and will being work on his Eagle Project soon. To raise money for his Project, Wrights UMC in Venetia is kindly providing the facility for Matt to host a pancake breakfast fundraiser.

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Bake Sale/Easter Roll Sale at Jefferson United Methodist Church

Hamilton Presbyterian Church Announces Annual Rummage Sale

Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Rd., is selling Easter rolls apricot, nut and poppyseed for $10 each. Phone orders for Easter rolls will be taken until Sunday, April 6 by calling 412-653-3222 option 3. Order pickup will be held Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Bake Sale. Also for sale will be cakes, pies, candy, and cupcakes.

Just because something doesn’t cost a lot doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable. Proof of this will be the Hamilton Presbyterian Church Annual Rummage Sale, Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bargain priced treasures are always available at the Annuls Rummage Sale held at Hamilton Presbyterian Church. The first floor of our sale is for the shopper who enjoys the hunt, enjoys looking through table after table of house hold items, toys, clothing, books, furniture and more .. Who knows what treasure might be found at the jewelry table, or mixed among the glass wear? Now upstairs is a room full of treasures, antiques and collectables that we spotted for you. Come on up and see what you can find to add to your home or maybe for a collector you know. No matter what floor you are on, you will smell the aroma of the food that will also be for sale. Maybe it will be the scent of coffee, the hot dogs, Kielbasa, sauerkraut, or ham barbecue that you just can’t resist. Take some time to sit and enjoy. We are located in Bethel Park at 4500 Hamilton Road. For information, call the church office at 412-884-2722.

Ash Wednesday Services at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, McMurray On Ash Wednesday, March 5, we will hold an 11:35 a.m. service for young children. Join your young child for a very brief Ash Wednesday service that is designed just for them. Children will be invited, if they wish, to receive ashes along with their parent. At 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. we will have traditional service of ashes and communion. For more information, call 724-9417467 or visit

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News from St. David’s Episcopal Church Sunday Service St. David’s Episcopal Church in Venetia welcomes all to its Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. Priest Accepts Call to St. David’s On January 1st the Reverend Kris McInnes began his work as priest-incharge of St. David’s. The Reverends Louis Hays, Michelle Boomgaard and Kris McInnes have been sharing the work at St. David’s since 2012. They also serve at St. Paul’s in Mt. Lebanon. The congregation has warmly and enthusiastically welcomed its new pastor Fr. Kris. The Reverend McInnes is “honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the people of St. David’s. Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday will be celebrated at St. David’s with a service at 7 p.m. on March 5. Ashes will be distributed at that time, not only to members of the congregation, but to all who would like to receive them. Pre-School Registration Open registration for new students began for St. David’s Pre-School on February 24. Open to children ages one to six. Contact Jennifer Yoon at 724413-0490 to learn more about the preschool. A link can be found under the “Christian Early Learning Center” tab at the parish website St. David’s Day Sunday, March 2 is the Feast of St. David, the patron saint of St. David’s Episcopal Church. At the regular 10 a.m. service, there will be a special celebration.


Bishop Dorsey McConnell’s Visit On Sunday March 9, Bishop Dorsey McConnell of the Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese will be visiting St. David’s. Bishop McConnell will confirm and receive new members of the congregation. All are welcome to join us for this very special service at 10 a.m. People of the Way Why would a church spend energy organizing a Farmers’ Market and tending a community garden? Why would they host a Community Cookout each year? It is because these are part of the core of our mission in and around our community influence greatly by our Christian identity. On Wednesday nights in Lent at 6:30 p.m. (beginning March 12), St. David’s is offering a series on Dwight Zscheile’s book The People of the Way. This program is for anyone interested in learning more about the history and theology of the Episcopal Church and how it influences the mission of St. David’s. Paperback copies or a kindle version of the book can be purchased at or by contacting Cecelia at 724-941-4060. Farmer’s Market If you would like to reserve a space to display your products, please contact Cecelia Mallamo at 724-941-4060 or visit our website at

Fish Frys at Elizabeth United Methodist Church Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 317 South 2nd Avenue, will have Fish Frys on March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 11. Lunch is served from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Dinner is from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Dine In or Take Out meals available. For faster service call ahead for take-out at (412) 384-7050. Available items include a Fish Dinner, Shrimp Dinner, Combo Dinner, or Crab Cake Dinner at $9 or smaller portion at $7. All dinners include one side dish, coleslaw, roll, cake, and beverage. Fish sandwiches are $6, Fish on a Dish $5, Crab Cake $3, Clam Chowder, Mac & Cheese, Haluski, Coleslaw, or French Fries are $2 each. Cake is $1. Dine in beverages are free. 35 ——————————————————————————————————————————

South Park’s Nativity Church Plans 27th Annual Calendar Party Nativity Church South Park’s 27th Annual Calendar Party will be held on Sunday, March 30 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Greentree. Tickets are $30 and includes luncheon of salad, chicken marsala, chive whipped potatoes, vegetable, rolls, dessert, and 15 regular Chinese auction tickets. The Chinese auction features over 80 baskets, prizes and designer purses. For tickets, please call Nativity Church at 412-655-3000.

March Schedule for St. Spryidon Greek Orthodox Church St. Spryidon Greek Orthodox Church is located at 1207 Grand Blvd., Monessen. For more information, call 724-6845411. Liturgical Schedule Sunday, March 2 - Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare) Orthros - 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. Forgiveness Vespers - 6 p.m. Monday, March 3 - Clean Monday – The First Day of Great Lent Canon of St. Andrew Pt. 1 - 6 p.m. at St. Spyridon Tuesday, March 4 - The First Tuesday in Great Lent Canon of St. Andrew Pt. 2 - 6 p.m. at St. Michael Wednesday, March 5 - The First Wednesday in Great Lent Presanctified Liturgy - 9 a.m. at St. Spyridon Canon of St. Andrew Pt. 3 - 6 p.m. at St. Spyridon Thursday, March 6 - The First Thursday in Great Lent Canon of St. Andrew Pt. 4 - 6 p.m. at St. Michael Friday, March 7 - The First Friday in Great Lent Presanctified Liturgy - 9 a.m. at St. Michael 1st Stanza of Salutations to the Theotokos - 6 p.m. at St. Spyridon Saturday, March 8 - Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers - 6:30 p.m. at Holy

Assumption, Belle Vernon Sunday, March 9 - Sunday of Orthodoxy Orthros - 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 10 - Great Compline - 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 - Presanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas, Monongahela Friday, March 14 - Presanctified Liturgy - 9 a.m. at St. Spyridon 2nd Stanza of Salutations to the Theotokos - 6 p.m. at St. Michael Saturday, March 15 - Great Vespers - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16 - Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas Orthros - 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 17 - Great Compline 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 - Presanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Friday, March 21 - Presanctified Liturgy - 9 a.m. at St. Spyridon 3rd Stanza of Salutations to the Theotokos - 6 p.m. at St. Spyridon Saturday, March 22 - Great Vespers - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23 - Sunday of the Holy Cross Orthros - 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 24 - Great Vespers for the Annunciation - 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 - The Annunciation Orthros - 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26 - Presanctified Liturgy - 6:30 p.m. at St. Spyridon Friday, March 28 - Presanctified Liturgy - 9 a.m. at St. Spyridon 4th Stanza of Salutations to the Theotokos - 6 p.m. at St. Michael Saturday, March 29 - Great Vespers - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30 - Sunday of St. John Climacus Orthros - 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 31 - Great Compline 6 p.m. Community Free Lunch - March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the rear entrance of Expressions of Yesterday, 216 Third Street, Monessen.

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St. Thomas A’ Becket Prepares for 2014 Fish Fry

Warren Dryer and Kay Dryer enjoying a delicious fish fry dinner at the St. Thomas A' Becket Annual Fish Fry.

During the Lenten Season, St Thomas A' Becket Church, 139 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills, will hold their first fish fry on the first Friday of Lent, March 7. Following that, the fish fry will be scheduled every Friday in Lent. This will be held in the School Building at 139 Gill Hall Road. The hours are 3:30 to 7 p.m. each Friday, including Good Friday. Take-outs are available by calling 412-655-9966. The menu includes hand breaded cod, baked cod dinners, fried fish sandwich, shrimp dinner, combo platter (fried) fish and shrimp, tuna melts. Dinners include two sides and a beverage. Children's menu available. Also homemade mac-n-cheese, haluski, soup, fries, pizza. The special for Good Friday will be pierogies (pirohy). The public is invited. For more information, call 412-655-2885 or 412653-4322.

Fish Fries Scheduled at Monongahela’s St. Paul's Episcopal Church St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 130 W. Main Street, Monongahela, will be holding their Original Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. The dates will be March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18. Eat in or take out. Sandwiches will be $6.50 and dinners, which include French fries, coleslaw and fish sandwich, will be $9. Call 724-258-7792 for details.

Upcoming Events at First United Methodist Church in Monongahela Weekly activities Wednesday - 5:30 - 7 p.m., Youth Group Fellowship; Thursday - 6 p.m., Adult Choir. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts meet weekly. March 4, 7 p.m. - Book Study. New book - To Die. March 29, 3 p.m. - Make a Joyful Noise Workshop. Come and learn how each instrument is played and sounds. March 29, 4 to 7 p.m. – Ham dinner Missions Table will be collecting during Lent; proceeds go to World Vision. March 5, 7 p.m. - Ash Wednesday Service. Combined service with First United Methodist Church and the First Christian Church. Lenten Luncheons, sponsored by the Monongahela Ministerial Association, will be held each Wednesday with lunch at 11:45 a.m. for $3 with service following in Simpson Chapel. Each week a different church is in charge of the luncheon: March 5 - First United Methodist Church March 12 - Riverview Baptist Church March 19 - First Presbyterian Church March 26 - First Baptist Church April 2 - First Christian Church April 9 - TBA April 16 - St. Damien of Molokai First United Methodist Church is located at 430 West Main St., Monongahela. For more information, call 724-258-7054 or visit

First Baptist Church of Monongahela Offering Dave Ramsey Financial Course First Baptist Church of Monongahela, 601 West Main St., will be offering the "Dave Ramsey: Financial Peace" course starting Saturday, March 22 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM for 9 weeks consecutively. For details please contact First Baptist church at 724-258-7750 or visit and click on “Find A Class.”

March Events at South Hills Assembly of God South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, plans the following events for March. For more information, call 412-8358900 or visit the website Family Rescue - confidential support for fa.milies of addicts, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Grief Share - led by Pastor Pat Sutton. Meets Thursdays from 10 a.m to noon OR 7 to 9 p.m. through April 3. Find help for the grieving process through this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching followed by time for discussion and sharing. You can join anytime and return for any of the classes you missed. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. HonorBound Men’s Ministry Free Fellowship Breakfast - from 9-11 a.m Saturday, March 8. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men. All males young and old invited; dads, bring your sons! Women of Excellence - hosted by Pastor Sue Willis. Meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 10. Encouraging, equipping and empowering through the word of God; for women of all ages. The Ultimate Preschool Playday for Kids (birth through Kindergarteners) Held 9 a.m to noon Saturday, March 15. Princess Gabby and many of her fun friends will put on a super playday with giant inflatables, a pinwheel forest and pinwheel creation station, lots of games to earn tickets and get rewards, cotton candy, snow cones, etc. After the show we’ll premiere the new Veggie Tales movie “Veggies in Space” and give away $3 off coupons towards the purchase of the DVD. This will be the biggest day of the year for our preschoolers, and it’s FREE! Kids must be registered and accompanied by an adult. Jeremiah 29:11 Employment Transition Group - 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, March 18. 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, March 20 in the multi-purpose room. Cost is $6 and includes lunch. RSVP by March 18. Agape Prayer Circle - a women’s prayer and friendship group led by Marge Kubany, meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Young adult fellowship night - for ages 18-30s meets 7 p.m. Friday, March 28 in the Youth Center Café. Childcare provided. God’s Most Prized Possession - adult Bible teaching by Valeria Catalucci meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the 5th grade room (take elevator to C-2 level). Open to all adults ages 18+; free; no registration required. CommuniTea - a monthly women’s Bible study/fellowship for women of all ages; meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m Friday, April 4. Coffee, tea and light refreshments served. Theme is “Restoration-May He be to you a restorer of life.” Hosted by Sue Willis with a variety of teachers/speakers. Childcare available ($5 per mom). To register call Sue at 888-868-3603 ext. 1. Shekinah Glory - internationally renowned music ministry trio, returns at 9 & 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6; 7 p.m. Monday, April 7; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 to minister the Gospel through song with demonstrations of the Holy Spirit. New adult classes & small groups begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 thru June 18. Topics include How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth; Living to Give & Being Led by the Spirit; Marriage Preparation; Proving God; Giving Christ 1st Place; and Sanctuary Bible Class on Isaiah 58-66 prophecies.

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March Events Scheduled at Smithton’s UUCS Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton, 251 Second St., will hold the following events in March. In a continuation of the year-long theme on equality, we will continue the series titled “Rainbow Rising: Riding the Wave of Equality.” March will bring a closer look at the lifestyle equation with special emphasis on the color green in the rainbow as well as in association with the green of the heart chakra. In addition, during March's Women in History month, we will dedicate a service to strong women, in the church and in the community as we celebrate the birthday of a church marm extraordinaire. We will host the Rev. Nancy Mears (UCC) as a guest in the pulpit during the month of March. Here is the schedule of services for

March 2014. Each service begins at 11 a.m. and is followed by a time of fellowship. March 2 - It's Not Easy Being Green: Coming Out and Staying Visible by Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus March 9 - A Lay-Led Service March 16 - Gorgeous Girls, Lovely Ladies, Wise Women by Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus and Ms. Gena Wade March 23 - Guest in the Pulpit - The Rev. Nancy Mears (UCC) March 30 - A Lay-Led Service In addition, the UUCS presents a dream workshop, “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of,” on Sundays, March 2 and 23. Each workshop is held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton, 251 Second St., and runs from 1 until 3 p.m. Everyone is invited. There is no cost. Reservations are not needed. For more information, call 724-872-5056.

Connecting Women’s Wisdom Program to Gather at Sisters of St. Francis in Whitehall Women of all ages and backgrounds are gathering to focus more clearly, breathe more deeply and live more mindfully at the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. On Sunday, March 16, the Sisters will host over 50 women at their annual spring session, Connecting Women’s Wisdom, at their Motherhouse in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. The gathering begins with a liturgy at 8:30 a.m. in the Sisters’ Mary Immaculate Chapel followed by brunch with the Sisters and a program featuring group sharing, quiet reflective time and a presentation by Sister Paula Drass, CSJ, who will focus on prayer. Guests are invited to stay after the program to visit with Sisters, continue group sharing and enjoy the natural beauty of the Sisters’ 33-acre campus. The program is free to attend, but space is limited and reservations are required. Those interested in attending Connecting Women’s Wisdom should call Sister Althea Anne Spencer at 412-885-7406 by Saturday, March 1.

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Clairton City School District Preps for PSSAs, Congratulates Basketball Teams Pictured is 3rd grader Carmen Breegle, her mother Liz Breegle, and 3rd grader Mason Suss.

On January 30th, parents of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 visited Clairton Elementary to play PSSA Bingo. The bingo is a way of reinforcing the vocabulary that is on the upcoming PSSA test, while also bringing parents and students together.

Pictured are “Kindness Counts” honorees Kimberly Russell, Sierra Harris, and Ricciah Montez.

Students in grades K-5 earn "Kindness Counts" tickets when staff members catch students doing kind deeds or saying kind words. Tickets are collected in each homeroom. At the end of the month, 3-5 students from each homeroom, depending on the activity, are selected to participate in that month’s reward activity. The December activity was a trip to the Jump Zone in Allison Park (100 kids) and the January winners (63 kids) participated in a Mexican fiesta, where they played games, listened to music and ate walking tacos.


Clairton Lady Bears are pictured with Head Coach Charles Shealey and Assistant Coach Leah Ogletree. The Lady Bears wrapped up their season by honoring 2 seniors at Senior Recognition on February 7. Congratulations to seniors Kimberle Parsons and Mya Pettiford.

Mrs. Mignogna's kindergarten class celebrates Chinese New Year with activities and a traditional Chinese dinner. Pictured are Amber Pruitt and Rylee Nanni.

Save the Date! Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams. They both had successful seasons. Pictured with the team is Assistant Coach Cory Winters and Head Coach Terrell Armstrong.

Clairton High School will host it PHEAA Financial Aid assistance Night on Monday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. A representative will be on hand to assist with the financial aid process.

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Ringgold Elementary School North Holds Annual Science Fair

Ringgold High School to Perform ‘Tarzan’

Front Row: Alexis Bresselsmith; Makayla Donovan; Kendal Morgan; Blake Seliga; Aidan Fausnaught; Claire Powell; Tyler Smida. Back Row: Brooke Mihalik; Dani Bagnell; Shannon Callihan; Zoey Mundorff; Jacob Pehowic; Colton Cartwright; Kirra Gerard; Delaney McGee. Not pictured; Sydney Wilson.

Pictured are: John Ermlick (Kerchak) in front and in back, (l-r): Sarah Krempasky (Kala); Haley Hoffman (young Terk); Zack Mendola (Tarzan); and Tori Sevick (Jane).

Ringgold High School is premiering Tarzan March 6, 7, and 8, 2014. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, Tarzan is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes and the 1999 Disney animated film. With exciting music by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song "You'll Be In My Heart", Tarzan will please audiences of all ages. The cast includes students from Ringgold High, Middle and Elementary Schools. The Ringgold High School Orchestra, together with several adult musicians, will provide the music for the show, conducted by Dawn Mason. Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned off the shores of West Africa who is raised by a tribe of gorillas. The young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition arrives, Tarzan, now a man, encounters strangers like himself for the first time. With the guidance of musical director, Diane Ader, drama director Leslie Weinstien, and set designer Larry Johnson, amazing changes have taken place at the high school to prepare for this production. The stage has been turned into an African jungle and over 30 actors will be transformed into gorillas with the help of Ringgold student and makeup artist Cheyanne Swaney and highly talented makeup artists from Douglas Education Center. Also, Ringgold teacher and costume designer, Katie Johnston, along with volunteers, turned over 500 donated t-shirts into gorilla costumes. Show time is 7 p.m. for Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 8. Advanced tickets for Tarzan will be on sale at Ringgold High School, in the back of the auditorium Monday - Thursdays from 3 - 5 p.m., Fridays from 3 - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reserved seating is $8 per person and general admission is $5 per person. General admission tickets will be also be sold at the door starting 1 hour before show time for each performance. Check out for preview pictures.

Ringgold Elementary School North held its annual Science Fair on January 24; 2014. Open to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, 30 individual/group projects were submitted by 37 students. Participants met with the judges to present their projects and perform experiments. Judging this year was handled by retired science teachers Randy Kohler and Rick Shutok. They both currently work for Science Matters. THE 2014 WINNERS ARE: 3RD GRADE 1st place – Aidan Fausnaught – Fruit vs. Veggie 2nd place (tie) – Jacob Pehowic – Jet Boat; Blake Seliga – Washing Hands 3rd place (tie) – Claire Powell – Staticky Pepper; Alexis Bresselsmith/ Sydney Wilson – How does vinegar react when mixed with different ingredients?

4TH GRADE 1st place – Kendal Morgan – Paw Preference 2nd place (tie) – Kirra Gerard – Easy Peasy Potato Chip Greasy – Which is the least greasy potato chip?; Dani Bagnell/Zoey Mundorff – Penny Cleaner Project 3rd place – Makayla Donovan/ Brooke Mihalik – What paper towel is strongest? 5TH GRADE 1st place – Tyler Smida – Don’t let heat and money flow out the window – paned vs. double paned windows. 2nd place – Delaney McGee/Colton Cartwright – Get your heart pumping 3rd place – Shannon Callihan – Series vs. Parallel circuits Carnegie Science Center donated free passes to the first place winners. Congratulations to those students who won and to all of the participants for a job well done.

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EYE CARE Q: What is glaucoma? A: Glaucoma is an eye disease where eye pressure begins to climb. This leads to damage to the optic nerve (the cable in the eye that carries information to the brain.) This damage is permanent, and if not treated, leads to permanent blindness. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is called the "thief of sight." Until the disease is fr along, there can be no warning signs at all. By the time the patient is aware of lost vision from glaucoma, it is generally too late to save their vision. The only way to prevent this is to catch the disease early, so that treatment can be started.

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Q: How is glaucoma diagnosed? A: Glaucoma can only be diagnosed by screening by a competent eyecare provider. The patient will not be aware that he or she has a problem until it is generally too late. If caught early, the disease can almost always be successfully treated and blindness prevented. The diagnosis is made by measuring the eye pressure, testing your side vision, and looking at the optic nerve.

Q: How is glaucoma treated? A: There are many ways of treating glaucoma. These include drops, laser, pills and sometimes surgery. If caught early enough, glaucoma can almost always be stopped in its tracks.

Q: What if surgery is required? A: There is no reason to leave the Mon Valley. Ask your optometrist for a referral to Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants. We provide state-of-the-art glaucoma surgery, both by laser and in the operating room. We would be happy to discuss the most modern techniques for the management of your glaucoma.

SCHOOL NEWS Madonna Catholic Regional School Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll GRADE 8 Highest Honors Olivia Behanna, Gabrielle Fronzaglio, Sarah Grandinette, Lindsey Koziel, Aislyn Lee High Honors Sophie Burkholder, Taylor DeLattre, Christina Ferrari, Rachael Funtal, Lena Galilei, Luke Greaves, Nathan Schollaert Honors Shellee Flament, Alyssa Guzik, Hannah Williams

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

6th Annual Dave Pew Memorial Scholoarship Concert Scheduled at Peters Twp. High School The 6th Annual Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund and Alumni Jazz Ensemble Concert will be held on Saturday, March 22 at the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. This year we will be joined by the legendary trombonist Harold Betters. Featured will be the current Peters Township High School Jazz Band and the Peters Township Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Both are directed by Milt Barney. A vocalist will be featured. All proceeds benefit the Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a Peters Township graduating senior that will continue his/her music studies in college. Please join us in celebrating and honoring Dave Pew and his gift of music. Tickets are available at the door: Adults $10; students $5. Please join us for a night of great musical entertainment. You may phone Dave Sphar at 724-747-0436 for further information.

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Kids & Family Bethel Park’s John McMillan Preschool Schedules Annual Family Music Fest; Celebrates 40th Birthday John McMillan Preschool is celebrating with their Annual Family Music Fest and Ice Cream Social on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Open to all families in the area, the night begins with a sing-a-long led by Courtney Heath. Courtney, part of our John McMillan Preschool family for several years now, visits monthly to each classroom sharing her love of music and teaching expertise. After a fun and interactive musical family sing-a-long, a raffle of themed gift baskets will be held. Winners and non-winners are all welcome to then join us for All-you-can-eat ice cream sundaes (from King’s) in our Fellowship Hall. We will celebrate John McMillan Preschool's 40th birthday a yummy cake, too! Decorations are made with love by our preschool students! Tickets are $12 per family and are only sold in-advance. Please call 412833-4704 for more information. All proceeds benefit the preschool. John McMillan Presbyterian Church is located at 875 Clifton Road in Bethel Park.

Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Center Schedules Community Open House The Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Center, located at 317 South Second Ave. in Elizabeth, is celebrating its 36th year of providing top quality care and education for the children and families in our community. Join us for an open house on Saturday, March 15, from11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come and meet the staff, enjoy some light refreshments and see what our center has to offer. There will be activities for the children as well as an opportunity for the adults to learn about the programs we offer: • All day childcare for children 6 weeks – kindergarten ready • Before and after school care for children attending William Penn Elementary • Kindergarten readiness • Summer camp for school age children • There may even be a few surprises! We look forward to seeing students – those who have moved on, current, and future – along with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends on Saturday, March 15.

Hamilton Presbyterian Church Preschool Holds Registration Open registration for our well–established preschools winter and spring semesters are being held now! The preschool program at Hamilton Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park has been serving the Bethel Park and nearby South Hill's communities for over 12 years. The program is aligned with all the Pennsylvania State Standards of Early Learning and Development. In addition, the program is conducted in a secure, camera-monitored area. The program is filled with hands on fun projects, is faith-based, and geared toward getting children excited about learning. Scheduled programs for 3-year-olds are held on Tues and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The classes for the 4-year-olds are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Our Pre K classes for older 4-year-olds and younger 5-year-olds serves as a bridge to kindergarten and are held Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is open for the current winter/spring semesters. Contact the church office to schedule a tour for you and your child, to meet the teachers, and to get ready to start your child’s educational journey led by the staff of this well established program. You may call the church office with any questions or to schedule your tour at 412-884-2722. The church is located at 4500 Hamilton Road, at the corner of Baptist and Hamilton Road, in Bethel Park. You can also explore our website at

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J&D Waterproofing Celebrates 75 years in Business Canonsburg-Based Company to Feature “Man Cave” at Home & Garden Show

By Earl Bugaile

To be in business for 75 years, you have to be able to adjust to the times and know the trends of the changing market. For J&D Waterproofing of Canonsburg, the annual Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show scheduled for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center will not only give them a chance to showcase their product, it will show that they are in touch with the emerging new room in many homes. That room would be the “Man Cave.” “This is something that is taking off everywhere,” said Shawn Raneri, marketing manager for J&D, which has been in Canonsburg for more than 30 years after getting its start in Mt Washington in 1939. “It’s especially taken off since the Discovery Channel started a “Man Cave” show. We think that if (a customer) is waterproofing a basement, why not finish it and make it something that the whole family can utilize?” Raneri, along with installation manager Charlie Post, office manager Cindy Gzikowski, J&D general manager Chad Hess superintendent John Williams and owner Joseph Billante decided that especially to mark the company’s 75th anniversary, they wanted to do something unique. The decision was made to show visitors to the home show how a “Man Cave” can be created in basement space. Raneri noted that an addition of such a space in a home increases its value. The Home and Garden Show has long been a successful endeavor for J&D

Waterproofing, which has remained a family-owned company since its founding by Joseph and Dolores Billante, a contracting company to be trusted by home owners at a time when the home improvement industry was in its infancy. Hess said J&D Waterproofing has been taking part in the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show for many years, and visitors have come to expect to see their representatives and displays. J&D has survived as a family ownedbusiness through three generations. In 2007, Joseph W. Billante, Jr., the grandson of the founder, became the third Joseph Billante to head up the company. The past 75 years have seen an evolution for the company. By the late ‘70s, the founder’s son opened the waterproofing division of J&D Home Improvements. “That part of the business really took off then and for a while home improvements were almost secondary,” Hess said. “Over the last three years, we’ve reinvested a lot of money into the home improvement business, and it has also grown. We are now doing equal amounts of home improvements and waterproofing.” J&D Waterproofing has extended an invitation to everyone to visit their booth at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show to take place March 7-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event is the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania. Additional information about J&D Waterproofing and Home Improvement services is available at the company website at or by calling the office at 1-800-VERY DRY (1-800-837-9379) or 724-746-8870.

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507 Pleasant St. $15,665 1155 Otis St. $1,250 622 West St. $1,661 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $13,678).

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Matthew Romanosky Isaac Baum

Patricia Soltan Thomas Capozza

26 Rabe Ave. $95,000 Park Ave. $708 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $5,415).

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Estate of Paul Curley Dolores Campbell Kimberley Frantz Raymond Stipanovic Thomas Martin Estate of Mary Madeline Kasich

John Mark Place John Mark Place Amy Yelincic and Michael Brletic Richard Todd Kennedy Jr. & Michelle Kennedy Daniel and Candace Jones Arthur and Dolores Vidil

Bell St. 120 Bell St. 906 E. Smithfield St. 5905 Hart St. 406 Highland Drive Oxford Ave.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller Buyer ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP (Continued from page 45) William Tonti Jr. Jason McCormick Robert Anderson et al. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Washington Financial Bank J & E Real Estate LLC Doris Nemchik Bacon Anna Colclaser Kevin Plecenik William and Cynthia Sitko George Stefancic Marc and Brianne Mayer LaAndria Chomas Federal National Mortgage Assn.

Address 120 Similo Drive 139 Grouse Drive Lebanon Drive and Swallow Hill Drive 6119 Roslyn St. 1919 Mansfield Road 116 Similo Drive 305 Shaffer Ave.

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Randy Shelton Fifth Third Bank Elverta Lafferty

Orrie Rockwell Jr. et al. and Orrie Rockwell III 223 S. Second Ave. Jennifer Ashley Staudt 508 S. First Ave. Cama Sdira LLC FBO Joanna Hohman IRA 514 S. Third Ave.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Dana Ferraiuolo Vincent Hvasta Richard Palyo Elva Dawson estate et al.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Jason Goodman Timothy Plank Harry and Karen Williams

David Lewis et al.

Justin Stallard

Equitable Gas Co. LLC

EQT Production Co.

CLAIRTON Estate of Philomena Ann Russo

Sons Columbus American Council No 4

Nancy Kotsko et al. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Linda Gilbert Maria Townsend

JG & AK Properties LLC Danny and Nancy Mayer RGB South LLC CLV Development Trust 100829

Price $142,500 $1,587 by sheriff's deed. $200,000 $38,500 $60,000 $167,000 $1,694 by sheriff's deed. $100,000 $34,900 $20,000

1217 Prospect St. $1,730 by sheriff's deed. 8165 Mentor Road $129,000 2691 Pangburn Hollow Road $164,900 Elizabeth Road $2,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $9,900) by sheriff's deed. 3160 Farm Lane $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $14,377). Pangburn Hollow Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $107,684). 632 Miller Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $6,000). 1000 Worthington Ave. $40,000 554 Independence Drive $14,900 325 N. Fifth St. $32,000 829 VanKirk St. $10,000

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SOUTH PARK JSCR Properties LLC Jennifer Fuller Central Penn Capital Management LLC Raymond Garfold Jr. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. David Englert Brian Doyle Michael Marshall Roy Kalberer et al. Ian Nemeth Darlene Nugent Kayla Frattini Mehrenbek Inc. Rachel Schrello and Christopher Amodeo Jr.

3632 Falmouth Drive 3087 Piney Bluff Drive 2901 Amy Drive 1105 Tyhurst Lane 1531 Amelia Ave. 3103 Piney Bluff Drive 986 Cochrans Mill Road

Price $153,900 $109,900 $115,000 $161,500 $171,500 $156,000 $99,500

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Anthony Bertini Darlene Hess William Timmons James Cuddy James Hartman et al. John Rupprecht Estate of Wanda Phillippi Robert Hoag Joyce Bock Estate of Thomas Waddell Joshua Deforest Parker Fred Schaffer et al. Leia Alderfer Goodell Barbara Michener Alvin Hunter Kevin Schreiber trustee Housing & Urban Development

Rosemary Bertini O'Neill Lauren and Richard Mark Francesco Failla Matthew Paul Koczko and Julie Ann Pigozzi Adam and Chanelle Troedel Mary Mackay Marie Montemayor Robert and Karen Silinski Bryan Light P Gregory and Karah Savolskis Jeffrey Friedrich and Jennifer Evans Kyle Ison and Lawrence Ison III Joshua and Kaitlin Cippel Breanne Bell Kevin Schreiber trustee John Buzzi and Karen Lee Stofesky Stasko Construction

3348 Altherton Drive $190,800 6031 Baptist Road $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,198,200). 6491 Churchill Road $70,000 641 Clifton Road $181,000 5409 Library Road $85,100 1123 Logan Road $182,825 5348 Park Ave. $185,000 5441 California Ave. $149,900 5793 Glen Hill Drive $181,000 3024 Grandview Farms Place $635,000 1150 Logan Road $100,000 4792 Prescott Drive $85,000 354 Fruitwood Drive $190,000 249 Logan Road $145,000 2321 Wells Drive $160,000 7018 Baptist Road $141,500 5678 Janet Drive $137,000 5678 Janet Drive $137,000 5321 Main St. $18,201

PLEASANT HILLS Charles Weber KRP Development L.P. Robinson Fore Inc. Benjamin Hales Estate of Diane Crevar Christopher Chiprich Steven Youschak

Jared Robison Martin James George III and Nicole Korenoski Michael Bohonak Russell Lucas Heather Maurer and William Falce Ralph Balash II and Laura Nicole Giuliani Matthew and Samantha Brinkman

322 McClelland Drive 541 Torwood Lane 174 Robinson Drive 166 Senate Drive 156 Crestview Drive 449 Temona Drive 125 Woodland Drive

JEFFERSON HILLS Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. William Trasp Life Enrichment Trust Inc. trustee Lawrence Tyburski Bernice Barr MB2K Development Inc. Richard Barna Richard Barna Danya Warfield

Danielle Phillips and Michael Klein Adam and Jennifer McCool US Bank NA trustee Marlin Foulds Jr. and Kara Foulds Jessica Shuey Merritt Family Protector Trust Jason and Dominica Pavlik Edward Taimuty Jr. and Danielle Taimuty Edward Taimuty Jr. and Danielle Taimuty Central Penn Capital Management LLC

Equitable Gas Co. LLC

EQT Gathering LLC

BALDWIN BOROUGH Richard Clark Loretta Borghesi Estate of Donald Medzius Ronald Shialabba et al. Elizabeth Rollert Estate of Beverly Paterni Theodore Polanowski Estate of Luella DeRoss Lisa Wagner Max Alfery Jr. 4921 KARMAX Assoc. L.P.

Regis Flannery Jeffrey Stenglein Nathan Voelker Wesbanco Bank Inc. Bank New York Mellon trustee Sajida Nieves Paul Kennedy Michael DeRoss Bank New York Mellon Vincent and Anthony Bonacci Vincent and Anthony Bonacci

$148,000 $150,000 $52,800 $129,000 $114,500 $120,500 $164,900

101 Retriever Lane $270,533 W. Buceton Road $228,636 1307 Walnut St. $1,655 by sheriff's deed. 245 Oak Entrance Drive $200,000 6601 Willem Drive $114,000 6352 Jefferson Pointe Circle $169,000 2043 Laurel Ridge Drive $49,900 Wakefield Road $25,000 1234 Wakefield Road $650,000 1398 Peterson Drive $82,241 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $147,600) by sheriff's deed. 4029 Ridge Road Legislative Route 0 $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,690,400). 5639 Fifth St. 510 Barbara Drive 811 Irwin Drive 210 Revo Road 5184 Scenic Drive 173 Sunny Drive 3428 Willett Road 450 Balconade Drive 2945 Churchview Ave. 4907 Clairton Blvd. 4921 Clairton Blvd.

$114,000 $115,000 $61,000 $1,737 by sheriff's deed. $1,644 by sheriff's deed. $100,000 $75,000 $80,000 $1,744 by sheriff's deed. $162,000 $583,000 (Continued on page 48)

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BALDWIN BOROUGH (Continued from page 47) Veterans Administration GI Western Properties Corp. James Dougherty April Brody and Zachary Scholze Sandra Youse trustee Heather Dougherty Pamela Hoffman Marc Stimmel and Emily Schmidt Pamela Sparte Topaze L.P. Valerie Scandrol Levanduski Matthew White Federal National Mortgage Assn.

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470 Macassar Drive $51,600 1168 Camarta Drive $235,000 921 Edward Drive $87,500 651 Jenne Drive $112,000 9 Susquehanna St. $5,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $89,300) by sheriff's deed. 5377 Overland Trail $128,500 15 Scholar Drive $115,900 3771 Schuette Road $49,900

BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Andrea Lurier WHITEHALL Robert Roell trustee Goran Stupar Dena Alario Marlene Hart Chad Suvak Estate of Henry Raymond Hillgartner

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Marlene Hart Charles and Dawn Waxter Scott and Kelly Moyers Robert and Rita DelGreco Alicia Eddy William Andrews

5032 Azalea Drive 4952 Curry Road 4541 Norwin Road 119 Paddock Lane 3595 Reiland St. 706 Dunn Drive

$144,500 $149,500 $250,000 $195,000 $225,000 $145,000

BRENTWOOD US Bank NA trustee Mark Gildea Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc. Russell Lucas Mary Beadling Edward Tatko Genny Perekiszka Mural Federal National Mortgage Assn. Arrow Development LLC

Martin Sobleralksi Jr. Michelle Yingst Jason Kasten Fredy Saul Lopez Mauricio Joseph and Lauren Ohodnicki Alan Wild MBA Real Estate Holding LLC LD 1 Investments LLC Emerson Lopez Kylee Utt

3939 Brownsville Road 12 E. Bellecrest Ave. 18 Hillman St. 3609 Pary Ave. 3019 Pyramid Ave. 149 Beisner Ave. 2935 Brownsville Road 19 Marylea Ave. 3023 Pyramid Ave. 107 Van Wyck Ave.

$94,900 $50,250 $42,000 $36,000 $72,000 $74,000 $549,000 $128,000 $34,000 $74,900


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PETERS TOWNSHIP Yvonne Rameas John Lelak trustee Wadwell Group L.P. NVR Inc. William McMillan Estate of Patronella Morrow Tri River Design & Construction Inc. Robert Bouchard Theodore Taylor III Terrance Maloney Vincent Menta Jr. American International Reloc. Soluti Sylvan Noullet Federal National Mortgage Assn. Richard Majoras Davis Walker Jason Little Wadwell Group L.P. NVR Inc. Estate of Theodore Taylor IV Pamula Mossor John Holovak Estate of Marce Mizerak Jason Pokorny Edward Taimuty Jr. Theodore Taylor III Marcella Eva Yanniello NVR Inc. David Kirtz Robert Hartman

Paul Andre and Michelle Zoric Chenevert Ironwood Estates L.P. NVR Inc. Bradley and Ashley Czaniecki Patrick and Eileen Grimm Kerie Zadrozny Michael and Dea Lynch Aaaron and Nicole Hoover Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Brian and Denelle Smith American International Relocation Soluti Christopher and Susan Filoon Chad and Amy Berner Franklin Michalski Jr. and Noretta Michalski Jack Douglas and Pamela Taylor Albert Bove Jr. John and Lisa Weyandt NVR Inc. Bryan and Jenna Best Theodore Taylor III Paul Ridosh and Leaha Kubiczki US Bank NA Justin Allen and Meghan Cottle Michael and Bethany Halpin Elaine and David Thorn John and Tracy Glesky Peters Township Scott Gob and Courtney Phommathep Matthew and Dana Kobeda David and Jennifer Grzyb

185 Bebout Road 662 Bebout Road Cortland Drive 556 Cortland Drive 129 Friar Lane 107 Longvue Drive 642 Sagewood Drive 101 Shadycrest Court 118 Whispering Pines 342 Buffalo Ridge Road 103 Cypress Court 103 Cypress Court 292 Froebe Road 130 Kimber Drive 314 Snowberry Circle 105 Sugar Camp Road 200 Walnut Drive Cortland Drive 542 Cortland Drive 311 Doubletree Drive 450 E. McMurray Road 1076 Elizabeth Drive 540 McCombs Road 213 Old Oak Road 1015 Old Washington Road 635 Sagewood Drive 451 Bower Hill Road 706 Chadwick Drive 172 E. Highland Drive 285 Scott Lane

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Six Hot Home Design Trends for Spring 2014 (BPT) - Does the change of seasons have you itching to refresh a tired, lackluster room? Or maybe you're looking for some small ways to make a big impact on your home's style? Whatever the case, here are some of this season's most buzzed-about trends and how you can incorporate them into your next project. • Wood is the new neutral. This season's strong trend toward wood textures pairs the warmth, richness and texture of real wood with limitless design flexibility. Think wood-textured textiles, tree-printed wallpapers and embossed soaps that look like wood. Installing engineered wood ceilings and wainscoting can bring the unique look of reclaimed wood into any environment an easy do-it-yourself project with striking results. • Ode to the elements. Mother Nature is inspiring design in a big way this year and homeowners are finding unique ways to incorporate rocks, minerals and other natural elements into their home's design. Try replacing a

common-place item like an alarm clock with one encased within a multi-colored agate. Bring this look to the kitchen with a stainless steel backsplash, or swap out run-of-the-mill hardware with mineral-inspired drawer pulls and knobs.• Shore thing. Homeowners, inspired by the calm, care-free attitude of coastal living are all about bringing the beach

inside this season. Beach-inspired design elements are popping up throughout the home. Weathered and white-washed wood ceilings are a subtle but stunning on-trend addition especially when finished with interior accents like decorative shells, drift wood furniture and marine-themed prints. • Contrast in texture. Step aside Pantone, texture is spring's hottest new color. Homeowners are putting down their paintbrushes and adding interest with texture through high-gloss finishes, metallics, sequins and mirrors. A textured tile wall brings visual and tactile interest, especially when paired with contrasting high-gloss lacquer or low-gloss matte accessories. • Visual punch. Reawaken the senses this spring by incorporating a striking visual element to the home. Multidimensional surface treatments in pearl, metallic and gold/silver combinations add panache as a coating used for hardwood, or can be applied to wallpaper, furniture or decorative accessories. And

don't forget to look up - coffered ceilings bring a striking je ne sais quoi to any room. • Manipulated metals. The versatility of manipulated metal makes it a great addition to any style home - from handcrafted artisan to contemporary high gloss. Copper, pewter and nickel are getting in on the action and can be styled in a variety of ways, including hammered metal sink basins, tin-look ceiling tiles, antiqued copper light fixtures and brushed stainless steel cabinet hardware. If you'd benefit from a little windfall to help finance your fabulous spring home improvement projects (and who wouldn't?), consider checking with your favorite vendors, many of which are running seasonal promotions. Armstrong Residential Ceilings, for example, is running a Style Is Looking Up Giveaway in March and will offer the chance to win free product and gift cards to spend on home improvements at

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------Yamaha Clavinova - CVP - 49 - Professional, New condition digital piano. Cover, bench, 12+ books of music. Can deliver. $1200.00. 724-880-5481. _________________________________________ 2000 Aluminum 4 Horse Stock Bumper Pull Trailer, $9,000. Call Andy 412-877-4429. _________________________________________ AB-Circle Pro machine w/DVD, rep counter and knee pad inserts. $50.00 OBO. Call Dawn 724-348-5580 _________________________________________ Yamaha Porta Sound Electronic Keyboard, PSS-570, $50.00 OBO. Call Dawn 724-348-5580 _________________________________________ Step 2 Lift & Hide Toy Chest with Bookshelf, White with Red Lid $45.00. Contact 724-348-6994. _________________________________________ Brass casings, once fired .223 - $20.00 for 100. Revolver, H&R, 22 long rifle, double action, 6"barrel $400.00. Scope, BSA Deerhunter, 2.5x20mm - $40.00. Decoys, turkey (2) - $30.00. Knife Set, Rapala DeLuxe, cordless fillet knife set - $85.00. Call John at 724-4831271. _________________________________________

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4 adjoining plots for sale. Mon Valley Memorial Park "Garden of the Cross" area. Beautiful view of the valley and river below. New lots through cemetery sell for $975 each. Will sell ALL 4 for $3000, 2 for $1600 or $850 each. Deed Transfer fee included ($95/lot)! 724-650-3520 _________________________________________ Panasonic record player 33, 45, 78 rpm plus am/fm radio. Excellent condition. Collector’s or deejay’s item. Erma – 724-348-4324 _________________________________________ Office trailer for sale, 12 x 60,$6,000 or best offer. 724350-5983. _________________________________________ Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora, 2 lots and 2 vault, $3600. 2 Lots $1600. Call 724-258-8631 _________________________________________ SURREY FOR SALE! 3-Seated, Horse Drawn: $1,500. • Horse Back Riding Lessons. • Riding Horses for Sale! 724-787-4817 _________________________________________ DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-352-7157 _________________________________________ SAFE STEP TUBS. Enjoy safety, comfort and therapeutic relief from the best walk-in tubs made in the USA. Call 1888-734-4527 for FREE information and SENIOR DISCOUNTS! _________________________________________ 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! 1-800-281-4970 _________________________________________ ProFlowers - Show lots of love this Valentine`s Day! SAVE 55 PERCENT on our Tender Hugs & Kisses bouquet with chocolates for $19.99 plus S/H. ALSO, Get 20 percent off your other gifts over $29! Go to or call 1-800-820-2564 _________________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------Wanted - vintage and antique toy cap guns ,toy guns, holsters and any old western TV memorabilia. Some popular brands are Mattel, Kilgore, Stevens, Nichols, but I am interested in any and all. Collecting these items is my hobby and I would really appreciate a call if you have anything. I will pay cash. Please ask for Jeff at 724-782-0721 or 724713-0289. _________________________________________ Looking to buy 1964/1965 Ford Mustang Convertible, good running condition. Call 724-929-5183. _________________________________________ Outdoor plastic lighted Christmas carolers or choir singer blow molds. 412-384-8759 _________________________________________ Wanted. Person/s interested in buying collectables and/or antiques. Call John at 724-483-1271. _________________________________________

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Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at 724-483-8600. _________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467.

Mt. Vernon of South Park Assisted Living 1400 Riggs Road - South Park, PA 15129 Phone 412-655-3535 Fax: 412-655-4178

WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps or anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-3486203.

No Experience Needed Paid Training

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Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. _________________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older. Will pay 20times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _________________________________________

ATTENTION VIAGRA USERS Help improve your stamina, drive, and endurance with EverGene. 100% natural. Call for FREE bottle. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED! 866-268-4142 _________________________________________

Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9905 _________________________________________

Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. _________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: Cars/Trucks Wanted! Running or Not! We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Instant Offer - Call: 1800-569-0003 _________________________________________

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 _________________________________________

Dish TV Retailer-SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months.) FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-309-1452 _________________________________________

CASH for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Top $, 24hr Payments! Call 1-855-578-7477, espanol 888-440-4001 or visit _________________________________________ WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 19671980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1310-721-0726 usa@classic _________________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800-371-1136 _________________________________________

DIRECTV $0 Start Costs! 150+ Channels $7.50/week! Free HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/Starz+HD/DVR +NFL Sunday Ticket! Call 1-800-983-2690 _________________________________________ DISH TV only $19.99/mo! TV Simply Costs Less with DISH! Free Premium Channels*! High Speed Internet from $19.99! Call 1-888-803-5770 _________________________________________

Have fun and find a genuine connection! The next voice on the other end of the line could be the one. Call Tango 1-800-807-0818. FREE trial! _________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------BEDS!!! Pillow Tops, Plush, Memory Foam. 10 YEAR WARRANTIES!!! New, still in factory plastic. FULL $179. QUEEN $199; KING $245 (Twins Available) IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!!! CALL (412) 494-7351 _________________________________________ EEOICPA CLAIM DENIED? Diagnosed with cancer or another illness working for DOE in U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program? You may be entitled to $150,000-$400,000. Call Attorney Hugh Stephens 888-604-4582. 2495 Main St., Suite 442, Buffalo, NY. _________________________________________ Bundle & Save on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/mo. CALL NOW! 800-291-4159 _________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________

*LOWER THAT CABLE BILL! Get Satellite TV today! FREE System, installation and HD/DVR upgrade. Programming starting at $19.99. Call NOW 1-877-329-9040 _________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________ ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – A worldwide network of inspired individuals who improve communities. Find information or locate your local club at Brought to_________________________________________ you by your free community paper and PaperChain. 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 _________________________________________ DIRECTV, Internet, & Phone From $69.99/mo + Free 3 Months: HBO® Starz® SHOWTIME® CINEMAX®+ FREE GENIE 4 Room Upgrade + NFL SUNDAY TICKET! Limited offer. Call Now 888-248-5961 _________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-453-6204 _________________________________________ $21 Car Insurance - Instant Quote - All Credit Types Find Out If You Qualify - As Low As $21/Month. Call (888) 287-2130 _________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784 _________________________________________

------------- NOTICES ---------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. _________________________________________

POETRY LOVER? Send for information about a poetry newsletter to: or P.O.Box 4725, Pittsburgh, PA. 15206-0725 (with S.A.S.E.) 1-866234-0297 _________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________ Feeling older? Men lose the ability to produce testosterone as they age. Call 888-476-0957 for a FREE trial of ProgeneAll Natural Testosterone Supplement. _________________________________________ Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 877-8271331 _________________________________________ SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone-Satellite. You`ve Got A Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! CALL Today. 866-7666459 _________________________________________ Have an Event to promote? Want to market to towns & cities outside of your own hometown? We can help your organization reach over 1 million readers for only $150. Visit for more details or call 800-450-7227. _________________________________________ PERSONAL CREATIONS - Personalized holiday gifts. Order now for 25 percent off your order of $19.00 or more (regular priced.) To redeem this offer, visit or Call 1-800-7129910 _________________________________________

————————————————————————————————————————— 54 SHARI`S BERRIES - Order Mouthwatering Gifts! SAVE 20 percent on qualifying gifts over $29! Fresh Dipped Berries starting at $19.99! Visit or Call 1888-748-9896 _________________________________________ ENJOY 100 percent guaranteed, delivered to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74 percent PLUS 4 FREE Burgers The Family Value Combo - ONLY $39.99. ORDER Today 1800-914-0913 Use code 49381KZP or _________________________________________


------------ REAL ESTATE -------1113B Water Street, Brownsville. 3 bdrm mobile home for rent. Large fenced in yard. Inside pet ok. Gas heat. $400/mos plus utilities. 724-350-5983. _________________________________________ 135 Union St., New Eagle. 3 bdrm mobile home for rent or sale. On bus line, inside pet ok. Rent to own available for $350/mos plus utilities and includes lot rent. 724-3505983. FOR SALE – INVESTMENT PROPERTY; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724554-6534

------------- PETS ---------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. _________________________________________

ABANDONED NY FARM! ABSOLUTE SALE! JAN 25TH & 26TH! 23 Tracts! 8 ac – $19,900 15 ac - $29,900 25 ac $39,900 Next to State Land, stream, pond, incredible views! House, barn! Stunning country setting! Call (888) 738-6994 to register! _________________________________________ ABANDONED FARM 5 acres – State Land - $16,900 6 acres – Farmhouse - $99,900 Gorgeous So. Tier, NY hilltop location! Fields, woods, stream, pond, 30 mile views! EZ owner terms! (888) 738-6994 _________________________________________

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. 724-348-6837. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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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RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE. Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly specials! Call (877) 210-4130 _________________________________________

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. 724348-6837. _________________________________________

------------ SERVICES -------Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _________________________________________ Carpet Repairs Restretches Patches Installation, 25 Yrs Exp, Small Job Expert, Leave Message 412-651-8503 _________________________________________ ServiceMaster by Guthrie, 356 W. College St, Canonsburg, PA 15317, 724-746-5700, LAWN MOWING Lawn Mowing, Landscaping, Shrub Pruning, Bobcat Work, Insured. • FREE ESTIMATE • PA 059931 724-344-0464 • EDWARD KIRN ENTERPRISES 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:

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 Union-Finley 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 Union-Finley Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is March 10)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. Where did State Senator Matt Smith open a new office? When will Ringgold High School perform ‘Tarzan’? Who are the new owners of the McMurray Dairy Bar? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to our February Pizza Puzzler winners! BARB ZELLA - Jefferson Hills • CINDY MATTHEWS - Venetia

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

Convenient sports physicals The caring, professional practitioners from Monongahela Valley Hospital offer school sports physicals at our family-friendly walk-in health care facility inside the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Bring the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forms with you.

School and sports physicals as low as $20 Call for hours 724-348-6699

Finleyville Giant Eagle, 3701 Route 88 724-348-6699

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