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Home & Garden

Vol. 10, Issue 11

APRIL 2014

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INDEX: Local News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Local Worshio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

School News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Senior News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Death Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Food & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

“ 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

MARC Schedules 10th Annual Antique Appraisal for May The 10th Annual Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) Antique Appraisal will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Monongahela Library, 813 W. Main St. Cost is $5 for an open/oral appraisal from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or $10 for a private appraisal from 3 to 4 p.m. Featured appraisers will be Anthony Luppino and Phong T. Bui of Luppino Brothers antiques and Estate Jewelry of Pleasant Hill. Antiques, jewelry, collectibles, and small furniture can be brought in, and large furniture requires a photo. For further information, call 724-258-3930.

TROUT SEASON BEGINS IN SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP APRIL 12TH South Park Township will soon be stocking Piney Fork Creek and Peters Creek with trout for area fisherman. Township officials fully support efforts to recognize the local creeks as great natural resources to be enjoyed by all Township residents. The trout stocking effort is part of a catch-and-release program designed to create a sustainable environment for area wildlife and to encourage the sport of fishing within the Township's borders. The opening day of trout season is Saturday, April 12, 2014, and it is important to remember that fishermen must obey all rules and regulations established by the Fish Commission when fishing the Township's creeks and streams.

Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band to Perform at Pirates Game The Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band will travel to PNC Park on Sunday, May 11, 2014 to perform the National Anthem prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game verses the St. Louis Cardinals. The band will also perform outside the right field entrance prior to the game. Tickets can be purchased through the Pirates box office. First pitch is set for 8:05 p.m. and ESPN will telecast the game as part of their Sunday Night Baseball lineup. For more information, contact Thomas Jefferson High School at 412-6558610.

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Health Care Initiatve Should Be Group Effort Dear Editor, Our economy can produce more socially than it can individually. In effect, when people work together "one-plus-one" can equal three or more. The whole is greater than the sum of its ports. Through the unified application of our tax dollars, Americans work together to lead the world in almost every significant economic category. We lead the world when it comes to infrastructure, technology, education, gross domestic product and military power. Whatever name you give our system, be it socialism or capitalism, it has been going on for a very long time. We fought the English in the War for Independence with tax dollars raised for the Continental Army. We build canals with tax dollars for our citizens. Our tax-supported government provided money and land for the greatest railroad system the world has ever seen. Our tax dollars provide universal education for our entire population, and our military strength is unequalled. There is no end to what we can do together. And now our government is trying to create a health insurance system to benefit the entire population. No one argues that health insurance would be good for all of us. The argument is how to pay for it. One thing is certain - to achieve universal health care, we will have to do it together, not individually. And our greatest institution for "togetherness" is the federal government. Hopefully, the Republicans and the Democrats will get together. Gene Kuban, Eighty-Four, PA

Letters to the Editor can be submitted via e-mail to or by mail to P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332. All Letters to the Editor must be signed and must contain the author’s return address and telephone number for verification. Letters will be printed as submitted whenever possible; however, we reserve the right to edit for length, clarity, and taste, and to refuse to publish any and all letters received. Letters to the Editor represent the unsolicited opinions of our readers and do not reflect the views or opinions of the UnionFinley Messenger, its owners, editorial board, or writing staff. No compensation is offered for any submission, and the author assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and ramifications of their submission.

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How Sweet the Sound: New Location for Forward Twp. Real Estate Tax Office William R. Firczak, Tax Collector for Forward Township, is pleased to announce that the new location of the Real Estate Tax office is in the Forward Township Municipal Building and will be open to the residents for the upcoming tax season. Bill would like to introduce Tina Marraccini as the new tax agent. Real Estate taxes for Forward Township and Elizabeth Forward School District taxes can now be paid in person daily at the new tax office located at 1000 Golden Circle, Elizabeth Monday Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., by mail, or by using the drop box located near the entrance door. For additional assistance, call 412-3842321, fax 412-384-1764 or email The new tax office will improve the service for the residents as promised.

Washington, Fayette, and Greene Counties Come Together for ALA Council Meeting The ALA Tri-County Council will meet Saturday, April 5, 2014 at West Alexander American Legion Post 656. The executive meeting is 10:30 a.m. and regular meeting is 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Make lunch reservations 5 days in advance with Irene Amos at 724-484-7814. Hopefully, every unit will bring a $10 unwrapped gift for the 2014 President’s Project Raffle and submit an entry for the Poppy Display Contest for this meeting. A special memorial service will also be held by the county Membership Chairmen - Irene Amos for Washington County (724-484-7815), Rita Kisko for Fayette County (724-550-1925), and Shirley Board for Greene County (724883-4044). Please notify these chairmen of any deceased unit members for this special service. All units are encouraged to attend.

Up-and-Coming Teen Christian Artist Performs at “Sweet Sunday” Fundraising Event By Heather Kelley-Latorre

On Sunday, February 9th, the Washington City Mission held its 20th annual ‘Sweet Sunday’ fundraising event at Hilton Garden in South Pointe. This event is a giant dessert festival with auctions and kids’ crafts, live Christian music, and fun for the entire family. Appearing at the event was upcoming new Christian artist, Kiana Levi. She showcased her music by performing a 45-minute set all on her own. Levi’s selection was a variety of handKiana Levi picked songs along with a few of her own original songs from her new, self-titled album. Levi noted that she has been singing “since she was little” but has made her gift a priority the last two years. As a senior in high school, she shows much maturity in her music and in her personal life. She stated, “I love the feeling of connecting with a song, and connecting and encouraging others with God.” Singing has become her outlet of “expressing what cannot be said with words alone.” Kiana Levi, the album, was available for sale at Sweet Sunday. Levi donated $2 to the Washington City Mission from every CD she sold at Sweet Sunday. To preview Levi’s songs or for more information, the album is available at

Bunco-Mania Party Scheduled at Finleyville’s St. Francis of Assisi Join us on May 18 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church - Finley Hall, just North of Finleyville off Rt. 88 for Bunco-Mania! Cost is $20. Lunch, door prize and Bunco prizes. What is Bunco? Players roll dice and accumulate 'wins' or 'Buncos'. The person with the most wins or Buncos at the end of the game is the winner. Call for reservations by May 10 to Mary Ann at 724-348-9009.

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . APRIIL 2 SOLID GOLD - 7 - 10:30 p.m. at Monongahela American Legion. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. APRIL 3 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609. APRIL 4 - 5 PUBLIC STAR PARTY - 7 - 11 p.m. at Mingo Observatory, Mingo Creek County Park. View the celestial objects through the observatories fixed telescopes, members’ telescopes, and your unaided eyes in the splendor of the park’s dark skies. Enjoy the digital planetarium’s sky shows, movies, and astronomy lecture. Groups asked to make advance reservations at or call 724348-6150. Donations gladly accepted. No formal admission charge.

APRIL 4 – 6 17th ANNUAL USED BOOKS AND BOUTIQUE SALE - at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building Community Room, on April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s and young adult books are buy one, get one free, and Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bag Day, $5/bag. A preview party is scheduled for Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $8 presale and $10 the day of the event. APRIL 5 ALA TRI-COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING at West Alexander American Legion Post 656. The executive meeting is 10:30 a.m. and regular meeting is 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Make lunch reservations with Irene Amos at 724-484-7814. JASON CHRISTOPHER, HYPNOTIST - 8 p.m. at American Legion Post #175, 168 Park Ave., Washington. The performance is to benefit American Legion Post #175. Limited tickets are available for $10 at American Legion Post #175. For more information, call 724222-9912 or toll free 1-888-255-0662.

FABRIC FAIR - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Park Home Economics Building, sponsored by the Salvation Army Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Auxiliary. Fabrics, notions, yarns and crafts. Due to large crowds, strollers are not permitted. Fabric donations are not accepted. Cash and checks only. For more information, call Leah Horcholic at 412-4461534 or Marilyn DeHuff at 412-835-3162.

VENDOR PARTY - Join Lisa’s Crew for their annual vendor party from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Library Volunteer Fire Company Hall, South Park, and you will be able to shop all the home shows you ever wanted in one location and try for your chance to win one of the many baskets in the basket raffle! Free admission and free refreshments! Proceeds from this event go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

CASH BASH - held by the Ringgold Lady Rams & Boys Soccer at the Donora Fire Department/Social Hall from 7 - 11 p.m. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Small games of chance, 50/50 raffle, free food and refreshments, BYOB. Must be 18 years old. Winner need not be present. Donation $15, guests $10 at door. For ticket information, please contact Tom Cameron at 724-678-8271 or Maggi Parnell at 724-747-9615.

9TH EGG EGGSTRAVAGANZA - Noon – 5 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown. Egg artists will demonstrate, display and sell eggs. Market place with pysanky supplies, Easter items, Easter crafts, basket covers and other ethnic items. Children’s activities including storytelling, making Easter eggs, other projects. Free admission. For more information, contact 724-438-6027, M – F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

APRIL 6 BINGO - 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. Sponsored by the St. Francis Ladies of Charity. Proceeds to support local needy families. First card $3, extra cards $1.

SPAGHETTI DINNER - held by the Monongahela Area Library and the Monongahela Elks Lodge at the Elks Lodge, from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for 12 and under. Dinner will consist of April 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— 5 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— spaghetti and meatballs, salad, roll/bread, dessert, and choice of coffee, and hot or iced tea. Other drinks may be purchased at the bar. Tickets available at the library or at the Elks Lodge. Walk-ins welcome. APRIL 8 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 currency. A 50/50 will be offered along with prizes for kids. For more information, call 724-984-6611. 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 - 5:30 p.m. at the Monongahela Library. Bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information please call (724) 518-3529, email or on t on/ APRIL 9 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEEFERSON HILLS MEETING - 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. The program for the upcoming meeting will be “making your own terrarium for spring.” Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information, call 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. MONONGAHELA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AFTER HOURS DINNER MEETING - at Ripepi Winery, Van Voorhis Lane, Monongahela. Guest speaker will be John Glaneman, Dale Carnegie Training, Inc. H’orderves 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. meeting/lite dinner, $20 per person. Reservations required by April 7. Payment must be mailed to MACC, 212 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063. STATE OF THE TOWNSHIP LUNCHEON held by the Peters Twp. Chamber of Commerce at Rolling Hills Country Club. Doors open at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon. Register online at

HEALING MASS - Fr. William Keil will be celebrating a Healing Mass at Nativity Parish, South Park at 7 p.m. APRIL 10 PLANNING AHEAD: UNDERSTANDING LEGAL DECISIONS FOR HEALTH CARE - 6 p.m. at Broadmore Senior Living, Bridgeville. Join us for an education seminar on understanding Advance Directives, Powers of Attorney, Living Will and care planning options available to seniors. Presented by Zacharia & Brown and Bridges Hospice. For more information, call 412-221-1626 or email APRIL 11-13 BUNNY TROLLEY - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Easter Egg Hunt, a springtime craft activity, 4-H’s live rabbits and photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Trolley rides leave every 20 minutes with the last ride leaving the platform at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $7 for children (ages 1-15), under 1 are free. Admission also includes an introductory film on the Trolley Era, photo exhibits and a tour of some of our streetcars. For more information, call 724-228-9256. APRIL 12 PLEASANT HILLS ROTARY SPAGHETTIN DINNER - at the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, noon to 6 p.m.This year’s dinner will benefit Madison Wasco. For tickets or would like to know how you can be involved, contact Bob Marlow at 412-5195226 or Chrissy Olds at 412-498-7180. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST - with special guest, the Easter Bunny, from 8 a.m. - noon hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company and held in the Firehall, Old Route 837, Floreffe Area of Jefferson Hills Borough. Breakfast will be free for children 8 and under. Adult breakfast $6. Children’s games and crafts, Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle be offered. And a homemade Easter bake sale too! Gluten free pancakes will be available. INDOOR FLEA MARKET, BAKE SALE AND TAKE-OUT FOOD SALE- at the Ginger Hill Grange on Rt. 136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds and donations are for Ladies with Heart, a non-profit organization to help out the less fortunate. For more information, contact JoAnn McKeta at 724-348-7068 or NATURAL EGG DYE AND DEOCRATING PROGRAM - at the Mingo Creek Park Office at 11 a.m. Learn how to dye your Easter eggs naturally. There will also be a demonstration on dying eggs using old silk ties! Bring along your own hardboiled eggs to make and take home your own colorful creations. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 724-228-6867. The fee for this program is $2.

APRIL 12 -APRIL 26 ART SHOW - Lois Guinn Gallery - 3339 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317. Opening Reception Saturday, April 12 (Noon until 2 PM) - refreshments. Free gift with purchase of art/framing

APRIL 17 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609.

APRIL 13 PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – noon at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 East Bruceton Rd. Adults $6, children 5 to 10 $4.00 and under 5 free. Proceeds to benefit the Thomas Jefferson String Ensemble. For more information, call 412-721-3101.

RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP OF PLEASANT HILLS MEETING - Noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church Pleasant Hills. Cost for the lunch is $7. Special guest will be author Stephen Mulligan. For additional information, or to indicate your intention to attend, call 412-655-2000.

JIM SYKES ORGAN RECITAL - 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. All are welcome! For more information, call 724-258-7054 or visit

APRIL 17 - 19 FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK TWP. LIBRARY BOOK SALE – Thursday, April 17 from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, the ever-popular “$5 Bag Day” from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All proceeds for the Friends book sale benefits the South Park Township Library.

APRIL 15 SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB MEETING - 9:30 a.m. at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Speaker is Michelle Muth of M3 Music Therapy. Her topic is “What is Music Therapy?” All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Mimi at 412-561-6905 for more information. APRIL 16 SOLID GOLD - 7 - 10:30 p.m. at Monongahela American Legion. For more information, call Geno at 724-592-5264. FREE HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKING SEMINAR - hosted by Family Hospice and Palliative Care and Zacharia & Brown, Elder Law Attorneys from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, auditorium, 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with experts, who will offer advice and answer questions about living wills, health care power of attorney, health care advance directives and more. RSVP by April 14 to 412-572-8747. For more information, contact Christine Meduho at 412-3981395 or

APRIL 18-19 RESURRECTION OF JESUS ON TRIAL - 7 p.m. at Crossroads Ministries, a courtroom drama bringing witness from the past and present as we put the Resurrection of Jesus on Trial. Is there enough evidence? Admission is free! Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Road in Finleyville. BUNNY TROLLEY - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Easter Egg Hunt, a springtime craft activity, 4-H’s live rabbits and photo opportunity. Trolley rides leave every 20 minutes with the last ride leaving the platform at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $7 for children (ages 115), under 1 are free. Admission also includes an introductory film on the Trolley Era, photo exhibits and a tour of some of our streetcars. For more information, call 724-228-9256 or visit the website at

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . APRIL 19 EASTER EGG HUNT - 10:30 a.m. at Broadmore Senior Living, 3275 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. Ages 0-12; bring a basket. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW - at Blaine Hill VFC, 400 Oxford Ave., Elizabeth. For more information, contact Cindi Jones at 724-5189465. APRIL 22 LYRID METEOR VIEWING – 7 p.m. at Mingo Observatory, featuring a free astronomy lecture. Lyrid meteors seem to radiate from bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra. Weather permitting, see the Lyrids after dark from Mingo. APRIL 23 NETWORKING MIXER - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Club House at South Park. Held by the Bethel Park Rotary for business people and community leaders in the Bethel Park and South Park areas. To RSVP or receive additional information, call 412-854-2845 or email

APRIL 24 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS MIXER - held by the Peters Twp Chamber of Commerce from 5 - 7 p.m. at Metamorphosis, 300 Cedar Hills Dr. $5 donation to Community/Scholarship Fund. Register online at APRIL 25 LAFF YOUR CA$H OFF FUNDRAISER - at the Broughton Fire Hall in South Park from 6 to 11 p.m. to benefit LifeSpan, Inc.. $25 per ticket – 2 numbers on each ticket – double the chance to win cash prizes. Ticket includes admission, pasta buffet, dessert bar, beverages, live comedy show. BYOB – guests must be 21 & over. Cash prize drawings held from 7 to 10 p.m. Final drawing at 10 p.m. worth $2,000. Call 412-464-1300 or visit any LifeSpan site for your tickets today. APRIL 25 - 26 FLEA MARKET - Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray will be holding a Flea Market on Friday, April 25 from 9:00AM - 3:00PM, and Saturday, April 26 from 9:00AM - 12:00 noon. Please call the church with any questions at 724-941-9050.


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TASTE OF THE TOWNSHIP - From 7 – 11 p.m. at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray. Proceeds will benefit the Peters Township Public Library. Fundraiser showcases food samples from nearby restaurants and offers choice items for silent bidding or Chinese auction. Live music will be provided by Lucarelli Jazz. Tickets are available at the Peters Township Public Library’s circulation desk for $50 per person cash or check made out to “TOT Friends of the Library.” APRIL 26 OLDIES DANCE - at the White Oak American Legion, Capital Dr., from 8 p.m. midnight. Admission is only $5 per person and all proceeds benefit Veterans programs. A 50/50 will be offered and the kitchen will be open. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more information, call 724-984-6611. SPRING KIDS FEST - 2 - 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. 12 science fair tables, baby animals, insects, experiments, food, prizes, treat bags. Free. For more information, call 724-258-7054. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER 11 6 p.m., Masonic Hall, 100 Second Street, Monongahela. Spaghetti with meat sauce, bread and butter, salad and homemade desserts. Adults $7, children $4. Take-out available. Sponsored by the Henry M. Phillips Lodge #337 F&AM. THE COUPON CONNECTION - 10 a.m. at the Monongahela Library in the Activity Room. Bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information call (724) 5183529, at on/ ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST - 8:30 a.m.- noon at Nativity Catholic Church in South Park. Come enjoy pancakes. Sponsored by the South Park Cheerleaders Varsity Squad. For discounted advance ticket purchases, please call 724-348-8385 or email

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RUMMAGE SALE - Hamilton Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Located in Bethel Park at 4500 Hamilton Road. For information, call the church office at 412-884-2722. Food will also be for sale, including coffee, the hot dogs, kielbasa, sauerkraut, or ham barbecue. RELIVE WOOSTOCK - Elizabeth Bingo Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Classic rock from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Cash prize for best dressed and most original. Cash prize Karaoke contest from 9:00 - 9:30 p.m. Call 412-527-3015 to register. $15 advanced donation or $20 at the door includes food, mixers and beer, BYOB. 21 and older only. Benefits Elizabeth Organizations and Annual Events. Tickets can be purchased at Elizabeth Moose. APRIL 27 SPAGHETTI DINNER - Noon to 6 p.m. at St Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, just North of Finleyville on Route 88. Adults $8, children under 10, $5. Beverages and home-baked desserts included. Sponsored by the Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild of St . Francis of Assisi Parish. Everyone is welcome. MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR - 12 - 5 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. Readers, vendors, Massage with Messages, Spiritual Response Therapy, and our Reiki people donate everything they make back to charity each month. At 1:00 p.m. 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. Admission is $5. In case of inclement weather, please check for any cancellations. Call Deborah for further information at 724-348-8063. APRIL 29 BOWL-A-THON - at The Meadows Lanes at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bowling starts at 6 p.m. Hosted by Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s Washington and Greene County Chapter. Corporate teams and event sponsorships are available in ranges from $250 to $1,000. To register, contact Jon Galante, at 412- 2084747, ext. 115 or Information is also available by visiting


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Harmony Singers Plan 46th Annual Spring Show The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present their 46th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, April 12 at 8 PM and Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 PM at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road. This year’s show, “The Eyes Have It,” features songs that illustrate how our senses enrich and color our lives. Selections from the show include “I Only Have Eyes for You/ The More I See You,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and “Through the Eyes of Love,” our tribute to Marvin Hamlish. While the Harmony Singers is primarily a choral group, their annual show features several choreographed numbers including a tap dance. Cynthia G. Pratt is the choral director; Carol Karl is the accompanist. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12 and are available from cast members or at the door. Discounted tickets, $9 for groups of 10 or more, may be purchased in advance by calling 724-941-5343. A free-will collection will take place after each performance for the benefit of The Watchful Shepherd USA. The charity works with families to prevent child abuse. Information about the Harmony Singers is available at

Peters Twp. Recruits Over 20 Restaurants to Participate in 13th Annual ‘Taste of Township’ This year’s Taste of the Township promises to be an evening full of delicious food, live entertainment, and auction items. The event will be held on Friday, April 25 from 7 – 11 p.m. at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray. Proceeds will benefit the Peters Township Public Library, which is experiencing a $55,000 shortfall in their funding from the state for 2014. This is the 13th year for the annual fundraiser, which showcases food samples from nearby restaurants and offers choice items for silent bidding or Chinese auction. Live music will be provided by Lucarelli Jazz. Tickets are available at the Peters Township Public Library’s circulation desk for $50 per person cash or check made out to “TOT Friends of the Library.” The Taste of the Township Committee welcomes donations of items or services to be part of the Silent Auction that evening. Businesses and organizations can also support the library by contributing a basket of items to be included in the Chinese auction. Contact Margaret Verlato at 724-942-0396 or email for more details. You may also contact Pier Lee, at 724-941-9430 ext. 4485 or email for more information.

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Finleyville Food Bank There will be a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, May 4 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Wright's United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Rd., Venetia. $8 for adults, $4 for children. Dinner includes spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Take-out is available. This is Laurisa Gereshenski's graduation project to benefit the Finleyville Food Bank. —————————————————————————————————————————— 7

Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus Presents ‘From Malt Shops to Motown’ Come to the show ‘From Malt Shops to Motown,’ presented by the Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus. This concert features songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s that you all know and love. The concert will be held at Elizabeth Forward High School on May 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. A discount of $2 is available on each ticket purchased in advance. Call 412-751-0526 for advance ticket sales. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The chorus is also collecting canned goods at each concert.

Union Valley LSA Flood Plain Grant Turned Down Once Again By Paul Chasko

For the 5th consecutive year, grant requests that would have benefited residents of Union Twp have been turned down by the Local Share Account (LSA) Grant Distribution Committee. The 2010, 2011 and 2014 grant requests would have aided the residents with homes in the Union Valley flood plain that runs along the west side of Route 88 just north of the Borough of Finleyville in Union Twp; this plain experiences flooding in periods of heavy rain and fast snow–melt. The Union Twp Board of Supervisors has been unable to budget sufficient funds for the project so they’ve applied for LSA grants for this project. All applications have been turned down. The 2014 Union Valley Flood Plain grant application requested a grant of $300,000 with leverage funds of $200,000 pledged by Union Twp. In 2012 and 2013 the Union Twp. Grant requests were for an expansion to their garage building to house a JHAAA ambulance and crew 24/7. In this location, the ambulance and crew would be centrally located in Union Twp. and could cut precious minutes of response time for critical emergencies in Union Twp. Again, the grant requests were turned down. Realizing this as a critical need, the supervisors have made other budget sacrifices to fund this project without grant assistance. The LSA account is funded by gaming profits from Pennsylvania casinos. For 2014, grants were recommended for 31 projects in other Washington County communities. The amount that will be distributed for these projects will total $6,293,709, yet not a penny in grant funds for a needed flood control project in Union Twp. The Washington County grant applications are reviewed by a LSA Grant Committee consisting of representatives from several Washington County communities. They are charged to follow the guidelines laid out in the “Washington County Local Share Account Program Guidelines” that employ what are called “The Keystone Principles.” Number 1 listed in the core criteria for worthy projects is “Project avoids or mitigates high hazard locations (e.g. floodplain, subsidence or landslide prone areas). The LSA program comes under the wing of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development and is administrated locally by the Washington County Redevelopment Authority.

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APRIL PROGRAMS AT PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY Pleasant Hills Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Rd. and can be reached at 412-655-2424.

Adult Programs Planning a home improvement project this spring? Before you commit to a contractor attend the How to Select a Home Improvement Contractor and How to Understand a Home Improvement Contract program on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 PM. Presented by The Better Business Bureau. The Conversation Salon meets Friday, April 4 from 1 - 3 p.m. The group discusses a variety of stimulating topics from nostalgia to current events and welcomes any participant willing to share his/her opinions and respect the point of views of others. Refreshments served. The Murder and Mayhem Mystery Book Club meets Monday, April 7 at 1 p.m. The group will discuss A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell. The story follows a reporter as she investigates the murder of her cross-dressing brother in 1931 Berlin during the early years of the Nazi party. The Writers and Lifestory Writing Group meet Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. The group provides encouragement and critique for beginning and published authors in all genres. Bring a sample of you current writing to share with the group or use the following prompt to write an essay: You are stranded on an island with a dictionary, and mirror and a coconut. How would you use these items to get off the island? April is Scottish Heritage Month so celebrate the ‘wearin’ of the plaid’ at the Library’s Scottish Heritage Celebration on Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Amanda Lazzara, The Piper Lady, will demonstrate the bag pipes, along with Scottish games, crafts and food. All nationalities and all ages invited to participate. The Library will sponsor a Genealogy Lock-In on Saturday, April 12 from 3 - 5 p.m. Teena Hintz will

discuss some research tips and recommended websites and then participants can enjoy uninterrupted computer time and access to during the Library’s after hours. The Library will be participating in the Spring Wise Walk program beginning with a brief meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a walk at South Park. The program allows participants to walk at their own paces and distance while tracking their progress over 10 weeks. The group will meet in the Children’s Playground parking lot on Corrigan Dr. at South Park at 9:30 a.m. for the remaining 9 weeks. Free t-shirts and weekly snacks provided. Registration requested. The Book Group will meet Monday April 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss Transatlantic by Colum McCann, the ‘One Book, One Community’ selection for 2014. Extra copies are available at the front desk. Be a part of this county wide discussion. Celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. with a free craft using recycled materials. Learn how to make a handy change purse using a cardboard half gallon juice container with a front pouring cap. Bring your own container, pattern and instructions will be provided. Extra cartons will also be available at the workshop. Registration requested. The Library will sponsor an 8-week Tai Chi class beginning April 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Tai Chi is a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation, balance, and health that can be practiced over one's entire lifetime. The class will be taught by Judy Crow and the fee is $50 payable at the first class. Registration requested.

Children, Teens, and Families Storytimes are as follows: Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, January 7 – April 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Explore different themes through stories, songs, crafts, and a snack. For children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years

old, with or without a caregiver. No registration necessary. 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. No registration necessary. 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. No registration necessary. Evening Baby Book Nook: Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Join us in the evening, once a month, for nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more. For children ages birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Tartan Day Celebration: Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. April is Scottish Heritage Month so join us in celebrating the wearin’ of the plaid. a.m.anda Lazzara, The Piper Lady, will talk about and demonstrate the bag pipes. We’ll also have Scottish games, crafts and food. All nationalities and all ages invited to participate. Family Program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing Family Egg Hunt Extravaganza: Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. A mischievous bunny has hidden eggs throughout the entire library and we need your help to find them. Join us for games, crafts, snacks, and an extreme egg hunt. A $2 donation per child is requested. Library doors will open at 2:45 p.m. Family Program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing PJ Family Story Time - Love the Library: Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. What do you love most about the library? We love so many things it’s hard to choose just one. Join us for library stories, songs, games, a cool book craft, and a delicious snack. Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun. Family program. Please register by

calling 412-655-2424 or emailing Middle School Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite book or two and a friend for talk and tacos! For students in grades 6—8. Please register by calling 412655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at Please direct any questions about this program to Miss Terry at Library Scavenger Hunt: Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Help us celebrate National Library Week by participating in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the library. Answer questions to get clues to help you find all the hidden items. Once you’ve found everything on the list, return for a quick craft, snack, and prizes. Family program. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing Recycled Art: Tuesday, April 22 at 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day at the library by exploring art in a whole new way. We’ll turn trash into treasure. What can you make out of trash and recyclables? Feel free to bring a bag of clean recyclables along with you or just use ours. For children in Kindergarten—5th grade. Please register by calling 412655-2424 or emailing Teen Advisory Group: Monday, April 28 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. Lego Extravaganza Club: Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Calling all Lego fans come join our new Lego club. We’ll meet the last Wednesday of every month. We’ll have Legos you can use but feel free to bring your own. Ages 3 and up. Register by calling 412-6552424 or emailing

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Monongahela Area Library Creates “Biggest Loser” Fundraiser to Fund Children’s Program The Monongahela Area Library’s Friends of the Library have issued a unique challenge to the library’s patrons and community members to help fund the children’s programs during the summer. Called “The Biggest Loser,” the Friends issued a plea for donations of loose change. Each donation of coins between March 15 Friends members Linda Hall, Sharon Andrews and and April 30 will be weighed, Betty Albero weigh the first donation. charted and recorded. The donor who gives the most coins by weight will win a gift certificate to Duke’s Café. For donors under 18, the donor with the largest donation by weight will receive a $15 gift card from Barnes & Noble which may be used at a store or online. “One of our good friends and patrons, Christine Somales, came up with the idea knowing that our candy sales were down this year,” noted library director Elina Filander. For the previous five years, the library participated in a candy sale program to supplement the library budget for children’s programs. “That worked well,” said Friends treasurer Sharon Andrews. “Every spring we added up what we sold and then we knew what we could afford.” When a candy manufacturer raised the price of the fundraising bar to double, library sales slipped. As each donation of coins is brought in, the weight will be recorded by the library staff and charted weekly in a bar graph. Repeat donations may be made by individuals in order to boost their tally and be “The Biggest Loser.” “With all the loose change, it maybe should be ‘the Biggest Looser’ but it will help the children’s program be the biggest winner,” said Filander. On Wednesday, April 30 at the conclusion of the 11 a.m. Storytime, the final totals will be announced and the winners in adult and junior divisions announced.

April 15, 2014: Total Eclipse of the Moon Will Be Observed at Mingo Observatory This lunar eclipse is almost fully visible from North America and includes our area. The moon will enter the penumbra (partial shadow) at 12:52 a.m. EDT on April 15 and will leave the penumbra at 6:39 a.m. EDT on April 15. For more information on plans to observe the eclipse from Mingo Observatory, see the latest posting on the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) Facebook page or phone Mingo Observatory at 724348-6150. —————————————————————————————————————————— 9

MARC Pooch Parade to Take Place in Chess Park The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation Pooch Parade will take place on Saturday, May 17. Assembly and registration is at 10 a.m. at Chess Park. The parade will be at 11 a.m. from Second Street to Chess Park on Main Street. Prizes will be awarded in many categories. There is a $5 entry fee. Judging at the end of the parade will be held in Chess Park, where festivities will begin immediately following presentations. Professional pet photos will also be available before and after the parade by appointment. Check out the Chinese auction at the park. See the MARC Facebook page or call 724-258-7080 for more information and updates.

Vendor Show Brings Awareness of EB to Local Area, Provides Funds for Elizabeth Teen to Get Treatment By Megan Lewis

On March 15th at the Elizabeth Borough Bingo Hall a vendor show was held to gain awareness for epidermolysis bullosa (EB), an incurable disease which has struck Madisyn Yuhas, a young Elizabeth resident. Yuhas was diagnosed with the disease when she was born on November 16, 1998. EB is a rare and terminal skin disorder that causes the skin to blister and tear upon the slightest touch. The butterfly is a popular symbol used by the EB Foundation since it is said that the sufferer’s skin is as fragile as butterfly wings. EB strikes one in 50,000 infants. Since little is known of the incurable disease, doctors did not expect Yuhas to live past infancy. Now fifteen years old, she is a bright and outgoing teenager who enjoys drawing and playing on Facebook with friends. She is frequently diagnosed with staph and pseudomonas infections and 75% of her body is blistered. Her parents treat every wound like a severe burn. Another step she takes to help with the frequent infections is by taking bleach and vinegar baths. None of these problems interfere with her dream of becoming a nurse for Children's Hospital and later becoming a doctor at the EB clinic in Cincinnati where she has been treated. Her family will be heading back to the specialized clinic in three months for further treatment. She has a regular dermatologist in Pittsburgh, though treatment here is limited since so little is known of her illness. Profits from the vendor show will help cover the travel costs for Yuhas to travel to Cincinnati for treatment. The show included a bake sale, candles (with hidden jewelry), Chinese Auction, and Girl Scout cookies by Troop 58103. Business owners of Paparazzi Jewelry, Mary Kay and Pink Zebra sold their products to support EB awareness. Terri Malone promoted her fused glass pendants and is taking requests at Nancy Holzafel sold her custom made pillows and blankets. Many other vendors were in attendance to support Madisyn. The Yuhas family also sold sweet treats and baked goods. Th Yuhases hope that by raising awareness of EB that people will begin to understand the pain and problems that come from EB and that a cure will be found. If interested in donating or helping out the family in any way, contact Debi Mytrysak at

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BRENTWOOD LIBRARY EVENTS FOR APRIL Brentwood Library is located at 3501 Brownsville Rd. and can be reached at 412-882-5694. MONDAYS: 11 a.m., Musical Monday: Musical Mondays are great for children aged 25. It’s a lively program full of dancing, singing, playing instruments and FUN! 2 p.m., Movie Monday: Watch a feature length film that was recently released to DVD while enjoying some light snacks. 6 – 8 p.m., Crafter’s Circle: Join fellow area crafters to work on projects, learn a new craft, or share your crafting knowledge. TUESDAYS: 9 a.m., Wise Walk Indoors: We have brought Wise Walk indoors for the winter and it’s become so popular that we have decided to continue offering it. Join us in the Program Room to walk along with a video. No need to register for this one, just come. 9:30 a.m., Wise Walk: It’s time to head outdoors once again! Beginning Tuesday, April 1, we will walk along Brownsville Road rain or shine! 9:40 a.m., Sit-N-Fit: This is a great

program for seniors or anyone who is unable to exercise due to physical limitations. Build your strength and endurance to keep active. 11 a.m., Preschool Parables: During this fun-filled storytime for children ages 3-5 we work to inspire your little ones to love reading by introducing a variety of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. The program concludes with free-play and a snack. 2 p.m., Classic Movie: We will be showing an award winning movie from the early days of film. Stop by the library to pick up a calendar to find out what we are showing this week. WEDNESDAYS: 10 a.m., Patron Birthday Party: Come the second Wednesday of each month to celebrate a Birthday--either yours, or someone else's! Enjoy doughnuts, coffee, and good company, and receive a small gift if it's your BDay month. All you have to do is come in and put your name on our Birthday calendar. 11 a.m., Game Day, April 9 and 23: Get that fun party feeling at the library every other Wednesday at 11 a.m.--it's Game Day! We play all kinds of group/interactive games while enjoying yummy treats and lots of laughs.

May 3 Monongahela Schedules ‘Stroll, Shop and Sip’ Stroll, Shop and Sip will take place May 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in historic downtown Monongahela. Take an old-fashioned walk down Monongahela's quaint streets while you shop, savor and sip along the way. Enjoy the ambiance of the little city atmosphere. Merchandise or refreshments is included at every participating location included in the ticket price plus giveaways and drawings. Advance tickets are encouraged, available at the Monongahela Area Historical Society Museum, CJ's Furniture and other participating locations. Event day registration and starting location are at the Monongahela Area Historical Society Museum, 230 W. Main Street. For more information, please call 724-258-2377 or e-mail

Bring a friend if you want, and come on out for a great time! 3:30 p.m., Elementary Programming: April 2: Kindergarten-2nd Grade Storytime: Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to the Program Room for an exciting program that will include stories, songs, crafts, games, and a snack. April 9: 3rd-5th Grade Rec Room: The Rec Room is open to kids in 3rd through 5th grades! Come play ping pong, pool, air hockey, and more. Bring some money to buy snacks from the canteen. April 16: Kindergarten -2nd Grade Gaming: Join us in the Program Room for game day! Come and take your pick of fun things to do! You will be able to choose from Wii games, board games and LEGOS! April 23: 3rd-5th Grade gaming: Join us in the Program Room for game day! Come and take your pick of fun things to do! You will be able to choose from Wii games, board games and LEGOS! April 30: Kindergarten – 5th Grade: The fifth Wednesday of the month we show a popular children’s movie to children in kindergarten through 5th grade . THURSDAYS: 10 a.m., Book Babies: “Book Babies” is a program especially for little ones from birth to 18 months and their caretakers. This is a time to introduce your baby to many important pre-literacy skills through songs, rhymes, and stories. 11 a.m., Toddler Tales: Join us each week for this great time of stories, songs and finger plays. We will also have a craft time and play time when time allows. Join in the fun. 2 p.m., Bingo: The 3rd Thursday of every month we have BINGO! 7 p.m., Fit Club: Every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. a free exercise program, Fit Club, will be offered by a certified instructor. This program is designed for those of all fitness levels. Be sure to bring water and a towel. You may also bring a yoga mat and/or stretch cords if you'd like.

BOOK CLUBS: Monday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Time Travelers: This book club meets every six weeks. This book club mostly focuses on historical fiction. Wednesday, April 9, 6 p.m., Classics Book Club: The classics book club meets once a month to discuss a piece of classic literature the members have read from the month before. Selections include: Robinson Crusoe for December; A Tale of Two Cities for January; To Kill a Mockingbird for February; The Old Man and the Sea for March and The Last of the Mohicans for April. Stop by the library to reserve your copy of this month's selection. Tuesday, April 15, 1 p.m., Mystery Book Club: Join Joanne for this lively discussion of a popular mystery book. Call Joanne at the library to sign up for this great club. Thursday, April 17, 3:30 p.m., Elementary Book Club: This book club meets on the third Thursday of every month. At April’s meeting, we will discuss the final chapters of Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., Cooks’ Book Club: This group is for cooks of ALL ages and ALL skill levels! We work with a new theme each month. You supply the food; the library supplies drinks, dishes, utensils, etc. The library also makes cook books available according to each theme. Join us! Call Tracy at 412-882-5694 with questions or to join the club. April's theme is vegetarian salads! Are meatless dishes best served cold? Come find out as we celebrate spring with fresh veggies in refreshing salads. SPECIAL EVENTS: Saturday, April 12, 4 - 6 p.m., Easter Party: Be sure to plan now to come to our annual Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt! We'll have crafts, cookies, coloring, and more! Not to mention our fantastic Easter Egg Hunt throughout the library stacks! Space is limited. Register today. Friday, April 25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Computer Class: Computers and Your Photographs: Learn how to download your favorite pictures on to your computer in this informative class.

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Mark the Date for Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 26th Gala Employees, physicians and friends of Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) — and its parent company Mon-Vale Health Resources (MVHR) — will celebrate one of the organization’s most nostalgic and anticipated traditions: the Annual Gala, on Saturday, May 17. The theme for the 26th Gala is “Jungle Cruise.” The black-tie fundraiser benefits MVH, one of only a few dozen independent, non-profit community hospitals in western Pennsylvania. The event attracts nearly 600 guests and will be held in the Allegheny Grand Ballroom of the Westin Convention Center and Hotel in Pittsburgh. This memorable evening will include dinner and entertainment. Gala 26 is open to the public and tickets cost $175 per person. Tables of 10 available. A reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Complementing the festive mood of Gala 26 will be the return of one of Pittsburgh’s finest variety bands, Finesse, a 14-piece “superband” that has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and David Sanborn. Dimensions in Performance Awards will be presented to recipients to recognize outstanding dedication to MVH, the entire health care system and the community. The awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the heath care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, board leadership, medicine, and civic well-being. The 2014 awards and this year’s awardees are: Rose Award for Dimensions in Philanthropy — VEBH Architects, represented by its President Robert D. Bodnar. This award recognizes mem-

bers of the community for their benevolence and dedication to the enhancement of quality health care. Sickman-Levin Award for Dimensions in Medicine — Charles N. Lebovitz, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon who has helped increase the number of talented MVH physicians with his tireless work on the Credentials Committee. This award honors outstanding physicians who contribute to health care in the midMonongahela Valley. Pallone Award for Dimensions in Board Leadership — Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. During the past 25 years, Mr. Panza has been involved with every major growth initiative undertaken by Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. This award recognizes excellence in service to the MVH and MVHR boards. Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Community Service — Susan Hunter, a retiree from the Area Agency on Aging. Mrs. Hunter, age 91, has spent her golden years volunteering. This award honors those who are dedicated to the health, social and civic needs of area residents and help to improve the quality of life. Rossomme Award for Dimensions in Volunteer Service — Evalyne Ramsden, a retired elementary school teacher, who has volunteered with the Auxiliary of Mon-Valley Health Resources, Inc. This new award was established to recognize people who tirelessly give of their time and talents in volunteer service to the health system. The award is named in memory of Florence S. Rossomme, a dedicated volunteer with the Auxiliary. For more information, call 724-2581657.

Ladies with Heart Club Hosts Flea Market, Food Sale Ladies with Heart Club is having an Indoor Flea Market, Bake Sale and Takeout Food Sale on Saturday, April 12 at the Ginger Hill Grange on Rt. 136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds and donations are for Ladies with Heart, a non-profit organization to help out the less fortunate. For more information, contact JoAnn McKeta at 724-348-7068 or 11 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Washington County Farm Bureau Makes Donation to Ronald McDonald House The Washington County Farm Bureau recently made a donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh. Lisa Wherry, WCFB's Women's Committee Chair, traveled to the RMH on February 18th to make the donations in honor of Food Checkout Day. Food Checkout Day is the day of Lisa Wherry, third from left, presents a check to the the year when the average Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh along with American has earned enough members of other area farm bureaus. money to feed his family for the year. "We began supporting the RMH several years ago," Wherry said, "and this year we donated $350 worth of money and supplies. We have a paper-recycling bin located at 84 Agway that helps us earn money all year long, and we gather paper products and travel-size soaps and shampoos as well. It is an ongoing endeavor.” The Pittsburgh RMH helps families remain near their sick children in their 59room facility. They offer free or low-cost housing, meals, and facilities that many families could otherwise not afford. Many agencies support the mission of the RMH, and this year's total donation made by several local farm bureaus, including Mercer, Butler, Somerset, Fayette, and Indiana exceeded $2,600.

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Mystical Psychic Fair Scheduled in Library Come join us for a relaxing afternoon and a lot of great energy on April 27 from 12 - 5 p.m. at the Library Fire Hall. For every 50 people in the door by 1 p.m. we will draw 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. 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.

Spring Carnival at Bethel Park’s John McMillan Church Preschool John McMillan Church Preschool will host a Spring Carnival on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include children's games, hair and face painting, a moon walk and the Carnival Café. Our Community "Food & Fun Raffle" includes chances to win gift certificates to local businesses such as Edible Arrangements, the PA Trolley Museum, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and the Children's Museum, plus many more! The Bethel Park Police will be present to enroll children in the Safety Kids Child I.D. program. Many other surprises are still being added to this fun, family-friendly event! Admission and parking are free! JMPC Preschool is located at 875 Clifton Road in Bethel Park. For more information about our games, activities & special appearances, call Pat Folino at 412833-4704.

April 12-26 Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery Hosts Upper St. Clair League for the Arts Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery at 3339 Washington Road (in Ace Plaza), McMurray is hosting an art show and sale featuring the artists of the Upper St. Clair League for the Arts. The show runs from April 12 through April 26. Come for the opening reception on Saturday, April 12 from 12 – 2 p.m. to meet with the artists and enjoy refreshments. Come to see the variety of art and styles represented and take home a piece of original art for your home! Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery, established in 1988, is proud to offer the community superior design and custom framing along with art for the home. Upper St. Clair League for the Arts, founded in 1974, is a group of South Hills residents dedicated to promoting an interest in all forms of art. They offer classes and workshops for those interested in exploring their talents. Contact Carrie Hutsko at 724-941-5001 for more information on the USCLA art show and sale at Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery in McMurray.

St. Francis of Assisi Youth Ministry Serves Families at Ronald McDonald House St. Francis of Assisi High School Youth Ministry serves the families at Ronald McDonald House twice a year with a delicious homecooked meal. The students meet the night before and do most of the prep work for the meal. Pictured are (left to right): Amanda Bodnar, Kiersten Lewis, Ronald McDonald, Jenna Martin, and McKayla Eslep, who enjoy posing together The following day before serving to the Ronald McDonald residents. the meal is taken down to Ronald McDonald House, which is connected to Children's Hospital located in Lawrenceville. The students and their leaders reheat the meal, set up the serving area, and then clean up after the families are done eating. There are 65 apartments at Ronald McDonald House and families are from all over the globe. They stay there for a nominal fee while their child is being treated, diagnosed or recovering. One thing the families do not have to worry about is where their next meal is coming from. Many corporate sponsors in Pittsburgh drop off donations of food, soups, snacks, drinks and breads. Roman Selby (left) and Heather Matthews Anyone is welcome to arrange taking (right), youth group members at St. Francis of the families a home cooked meal for the Assisi parish in Finleyville, assist in preparing a dinner each night as an outreach prodelicious meal for those staying at Ronald gram. St. Francis Youth Group prepares McDonald House. this dinner twice a year for the family etary contribution by Sue Ellen Lynch, members, numbering about 50. The families are quite appreciative of the Youth Group earns enough money the home cooking and especially the to fund these meals at a cost of $250 smiles from the Youth Group that are per meal twice a year. The kids love also shared. St. Francis' Youth Group helping kids and realize how blessed is lead by Mary Jane Jurofcik. As Mary and fortunate they are to enjoy their Jane puts it, she has been blessed from own health. You, too, can contribute to this worright within her own community. Lynch Landscaping does a fundraiser thy service effort by our community each year for her where the company youth. Consider buying your mulch at donates $1 to her youth group for Lynch's (and be sure to mention the each cubic yard of mulch and topsoil Youth Group so they get the credit), or purchased. Another fundraiser is the contact Mary Jane at 724-344-2444 and selling of a unique cookbook from the tell her you want to enjoy one of the Jesus - The Divine Mercy Foundation cookbooks filled with recipes exclusivetitled 'Out of this World Recipes & ly submitted by bishops, clergy, deaMorsels for Mercy.’ The group earns a cons, and religious worldwide. Thank you, St. Francis of Assisi High $3 profit on each book, which curSchool Youth Group, for setting the rently sells for $22 (tax incl.). Between the fundraisers and a mon- example. 13 April 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER ——————————————————————————————————————————

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May 25 Finleyville Memorial Day Services Scheduled The American Legion Post 613 and the Mon Valley Honor Guard will hold Memorial Day services in Finleyville on Sunday, May 25 at the following locations: • Stone Church Cemetery - 1 p.m. • St. Francis of Assisi - 1:15 p.m. • Mingo Creek Cemetery - 1:30 p.m. • Finleyville Cemetery - 1:45 p.m. • Finleyville Community Center - 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at American Legion Post 613, MorrisonRitchie, immediately after the Community Center ceremonies. Show your support for our men and women who faithfully served our country.

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Hypnotist Jason Christopher to Entertain in Washington Jason Christopher, the eminent hypnotist whose skills have brought him great success as an entertainer, will appear on April 5 at 8 p.m. at American Legion Post #175, 168 Park Ave., Washington. "Already I help people for smoking cessation, weight loss and phobias. Of course, my busy performance schedule limits these appointments but the success rate is amazing." Jason tells of a case where a smoker had recently had a heart attack and was under doctor's orders to quit. Jason was able to turn a 30-year smoker into a non-smoker in one session. "The value of hypnosis in medical applications is still relatively unexplored," Jason said. "Research will reveal further uses and refine future hypnotic techniques so that they will be as natural and popular as working out or eating right. On April 5, Jason will be presenting hypnosis strictly for entertainment. He will work with those that have a desire to experience this incredible state of mine. "We never force anyone to volunteer," Jason states. The performance is to benefit American Legion Post #175. Limited tickets are available for $10 at American Legion Post #175. For more information, call 724-222-9912 or 1-888-255-0662.

Help Fight Human Trafficking at the ‘She-is-Safe’ 10K in Venetia

South Park Trivia Focuses on Corrigan Drive Swimming Pool

Wrights United Methodist Church in Venetia is sponsoring a She-is-Safe 10K or 5K Walk-A-thon to help fight human trafficking. Please join us Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. on the Arrowwood Trail location behind the St. Petersburg Center at 210 Valleybrook Road, McMurray. Individual walkers and teams are needed to make this a success; if you don't want to walk, you could sponsor a walker. Your support will help us raise awareness about human trafficking and help She-is-Safe continue their work. During the walk we will have refreshments, book sales, giveaways and life music by the Christian band Cross Vision. You can register at or calling the church at 724-348-5718.

Do you remember the old Corrigan Drive swimming pool? Learn some fun trivia about this pool at the Friends of South Park website at under the South Park trivia link at rch2014.html. This month, we will also be posting some interesting facts about the natural aspects of the park, courtesy of our park naturalist. If you would like to become a member of the Friends, please join them on the third Wednesday of the month at Buffalo Inn. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM.

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Washington County Farm Bureau Announces Safety Contest for Local Youth The Washington County Farm Bureau's Women's Committee recently announced its safety contest theme for 2014. The theme of this year's contest is "Safer, Smarter on the Farm." The contest is open to any youth in the county and is not restricted to family of WCFB members. Different age groups are eligible to participate in different aspects of the contest. A coloring contest is open to any youth ages 4 - 6, a safety poster drawling contest is available for ages 7 - 12, and a safety essay contest is open to any youth 13 - 18 years of age. There is also a safety webpage contest open to the 13 - 18-year-old age bracket. All entries must be postmarked by May 5 to be considered for the contest. County winners for each contest and age group will receive a monetary prize and will have their winning design displayed at Ag Progress Days and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau annual meeting. Entries may be mailed to Lisa Wherry, 526 Spring Valley Road, Scenery Hill, 15360. Downloads and a full list of rules are available at Any additional questions may be directed to Wherry by calling 724-2551943.

Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon to Benefit Washington and Greene County Programs Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s Washington and Greene County Chapter will host its annual Bowl-A-Thon on Tuesday, April 29 at The Meadows Lanes at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bowling starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the Washington and Greene County event will support JA’s financial literacy courses and the new “Careers in Energy” program at the Burgettstown, Canon-McMillan, Central Greene, Charleroi, Chartiers-Houston, Jefferson Morgan, McGuffey, Peters Township, Ringgold, Trinity and Washington school districts. Last year’s event raised over $10,000 for educational programs in Washington and Greene Counties. Corporate teams and event sponsorships are currently available in ranges from $250 to $1,000. To register, or for more information about the event, contact Jon Galante, Regional Development Specialist with Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, at 412- 208-4747, ext. 115 or Information is also available by visiting

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Upcoming Snuggle Bugs Consignment Sales Snuggle Bugs Toddler to Tween Sale Iceoplex at Southpointe • April 5, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. • April 6, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. • April 7, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Clothing, shoes and accessories in sizes 12-18 months to little girls size 10 and little boys size 12. For more information, visit Rock It: Fashion so hot, you can rock it again! Iceoplex at Southpointe • April 11 and 12, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. This is Snuggle Bugs’ sister sale, but instead of shopping for the children, it's time the moms shop for themselves! Rock It carries the hottest brands in clothing, shoes and accessories for tweens, teens, ladies, plus-size and maternity. For more information, visit

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Snuggle Bugs Toy Sale Iceoplex at Southpointe • May 2, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. • May 3, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Toys, bikes, books, video games, DVDs, outdoor play items for this upcoming Spring and Summer and much more. For more information, visit

“Friends” 2014 Spring Book Sale Coming Up Soon in South Park The Friends Annual Spring Book Sale held in the South Park Township Community Center, 2575 Brownsville Road, across from Bavarian Village, will begin on Thursday evening, April 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM; Friday, April 18 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 19, the ever-popular “$5.00 a Bag Day” from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Saturday is known to be the great-popular bargain day where Friends provide you the bag and for $5.00 you fill with anything you find at the sale. If you have any of the items below you still wish to donate they can be dropped off at the South Park Library before the sale. Items needed: All books (hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, children, adult, school, educational, coffee table); old records, albums, books on tape, audio music tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, 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 no longer accept, 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 sale. These items can be recycled from your home on recyclable days or dropped off at your local recyclable bins. Get your Spring and Summer reading off to a good start by visiting the Friends Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the South Park Township Library. For further information on Friends, please visit the website at

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Student Council Hosts Breakfast to Support Children’s Hospital The Peters Township High School Student Council is hosting a special breakfast in the PTHS Cafeteria on Saturday, April 5 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Admission to the breakfast is free, and the students will be accepting donations that will benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Entertainment will also be provided at the event by student music groups, including the High School Orchestra. Everyone is welcome – Don’t miss this great event and a chance to support the great work done at Children’s Hospital! 17 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Heritage Players Offering Acting Classes This Spring The Heritage Players are offering an 8-week session 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 info and registration at or call 412-2544633.

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Mon Valley YMCA Springs Forward with Various Social Activities The Mon Valley YMCA is hosting the following social activities. Please call 724-4838077 for more information. Luncheon Tuesday, April 8 – “Winter Thaw” Potluck Lunch in the Activity Hall at 12:30 p.m. Side dish sign-up sheet is located at the front desk. FREE to all members and $3 to non-members. Registration and payment can be made in the business office. Guided Sewickley HouseTour and Lunch at Edgeworth Country Club Friday, May 2 – “Sewickley House Tour” bus trip will pick registered participants up at Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot next to Riverside Place at 7:30 a.m. and depart Sewickley at 4 p.m. Registration and payment can be made in the business office. Cost: $75 per person. Morning Social Wednesday, May 7 – Morning Social in the Youth & Teen Room (Second Floor). Donuts, bagels, yogurt, fruit, coffee and juice will be available from 7 a.m. to noon. Meet and greet with new and old members! Jacqueline Fawcett, Account Executive with the Washington Wild Things. Wheeling Island Casino Trip Wednesday, May 14 – Wheeling Island Casino bus trip will pick registered participants up at Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot next to Riverside Place at 9 a.m. and depart Wheeling at 3 p.m. Registration and payment can be made in the business office. $25 free play with valid ID. Cost: $25 per person.

Relive Woodstock with Elizabeth Fundraiser Relive Woodstock on Saturday, April 26 at the Elizabeth Bingo Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Classic rock from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Cash prize for best dressed and most original. Cash prize Karaoke contest from 9 - 9:30 p.m. Call 412-527-3015 to register. $15 advanced donation or $20 at the door includes food, mixers and beer, BYOB. 21 and older only. Benefits Elizabeth Organizations and Annual Events. Tickets can be purchased at the Elizabeth Borough Fire Dept. or by calling 412405-9143.

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7th Annual Valley Inn Auxiliary Golf Outing Scheduled for May 18th The Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary invites you to join your fellow golfers for day of friendly competition and fun at the Seventh Annual Valley Inn Auxiliary Golf Outing on Sunday, May 18 at Rolling Green Golf Course, Rt. 136. Tee times will begin at 1 a.m. The cost is $280/foursome, foursomes only. Register before April 15th and save $20. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department in Carroll Township, which is 100% volunteer-based. We appreciate your participation in helping us support the fire department. Contact Jen Booher at 724-986-1082 with questions.

JUNE 6 Monongahela Farmers’ Market Starts June 6 The Monongahela Farmers’ Market begins another season every Friday from 3 - 6 p.m. starting June 6 and ending September 26. We have a variety of farmers and vendors that have been with us from the beginning and we have also added quit a few new vendors. Please come out, rain or shine, to support your local merchants. Then maybe have dinner at one of the local restaurants or just shop in the city. We are looking for a few volunteers to help us man the market for those few hours. Call us at 724-328-2834 or email us at 19 April 2014 LOCAL NEWS UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————

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Natural Egg Dye & Decorating Progam at Mingo Creek Park The Washington County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a “Natural Egg Dye & Decorating” program at Mingo Creek Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This event will begin at the Park Office at 11 a.m. During this program, you will learn how to dye your Easter eggs naturally. We will discuss how to create natural egg dyes and learn new decorating techniques. There will also be a demonstration on dying eggs using old silk ties! Bring along your own hardboiled eggs to make and take home your own colorful creations. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724-228-6867. The fee for this program is $2. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington, PA off of Route 136.

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"Skinny Wrap" Fundraiser Set for May 18 in South Park South Park Youth Football & Cheerleading League is having a Skinny Wrap fundraiser on Sunday, May 18th from 1:00 - 3:00. The event will take place at the South Park Community Center. Come get wrapped by former Channel 11 News Anchor Darieth Chisolm, and Raise funds for the South Park Football Players & Cheerleaders and Madison (Madi) Wasco. Get wrapped for $30 and $10 will be donated! $5 goes to the league and $5 is donated directly to your favorite Football Player or Cheerleader! For more information contact Kelly Frost at or 412-653-3272, or email at ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------___ Yes, I want a $30 wrap and I will be attending and bringing ___ (#of friends) ___I will not be able to attend but I want to host a party with my friends/family and still receive and/or donate the benefits Name______________________________________________________ Child’s Name________________________________________________ Email_______________________________________________________ Phone#_____________________________________________________ Please bring a flyer with you the day of the Fundraiser along with your $30 Donation We accept Cash, Check,Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover

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2014 Washington County Chamber of Commerce Announces ATHENA Finalists The Washington County Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2014 Washington County ATHENA Award. The 2014 finalists are: • Mary Anna Babich, Dawood Engineering • Sheila J. Cowieson, Community Bank • Donna L. Ramusivich, Monongahela Valley Hospital • Aleta Richmond, Pennsylvania Federation of Business & Professional Women • The Hon. Diana Irey Vaughan, Washington County Each year the event attracts approximately 300 people to recognize the role of women in Washington County’s economic, social and civic development. The 2014 ATHENA Award will be presented to one of the five finalists during a lunch presentation on Friday, May 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh/Southpointe. For more information, contact 724-225-3010.

Volunteers Needed to Assist with South Park Stream Clean-up South Park Township will again be sponsoring the annual spring creek clean-up day on Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. to remove accumulated litter and debris along both Peters Creek and Piney Fork Creek. Volunteers are needed to assist with the cleanup project. Anyone who has an interest in participating is asked to meet in the small parking located at the intersection of Snowden Road and Peters Creek Road. Plastic bags and gloves will be provided. It is recommended that all volunteers wear boots since the scope of work will involve both sides of each creek. Please contact Walt Sackinsky at 412-833-1933 for additional information.

Vendors Needed for South Park Cheerleaders Spring Craft Show Crafters, artists and vendors - join us for a Spring Craft Show sponsored by the South Park Varsity Cheerleaders on May 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the South Park Home Economics Building. All interested vendors please contact Tammy at 724-348-8385 or email before April 15. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun event for all ages!

APRIL FEATURED PROGRAMS AT PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY Go Green Club “Green Wednesdays” Film Series Wednesday, April 2, films start screening at 7 p.m. Featured film: Trashed - No Place for Waste (2012) With the participation of Jeremy Irons, the film looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. To attend email or call 724-941-9430. After Hours Movie Night All ages welcome! Friday, April 4, 5 - 7 p.m. Featured film: The Book Thief Family Movie Nights For kids and parents of all ages Thursday, April 10, 6 - 7:45 p.m. Featured film: Frozen Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Performance Saturday, April 12, 11:30 AM Join us for a 30-minute performance by the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. A cookie reception will follow. National Library Week Sunday, April 13 – Saturday, April 19 Programs for all ages are planned for this week-long celebration. Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies Monday, April 14, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as Pittsburgh artist legend Robert Qualters talks about his life as an artist. A retrospective of his work is currently on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, running through April 20. The exhibit was curated by Vicky A. Clark, who is the author of the recently published Robert Qualters: Autobiographical Mythologies. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase after the program. To attend, email or call 724-941-9430. Easter Egg Hunt For kids and parents of all ages Tuesday, April 15 OR Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Join Miss Linda and the Peters

Township Public Library for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Starting off with a story and craft….building to the egg hunt finale!! Limited space available. You MUST register in the Children’s Department. Introduction to Stamp Collecting Thursday, April 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Presented by: Richard Landa Stamp collecting is a hobby that lets you re-live history, travel to the lands of your ancestors, learn more about our country, and capture wild animals! Come and learn the basics of stamp collecting. Copies of the American Philatelist will be available for study in the 2nd floor periodical area. A new Stamp Club has started meeting at the library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8 p.m. To attend, email or call 724-9419430. Taste of the Township Friday, April 25, 7 - 11 p.m. Valley Brook Country Club Cost: $50 per ticket Get your tickets for an evening of fabulous food, dancing and unique auction items. Tickets are available at the library’s circulation desk. The Best Vacation ... Staycation in Your Own Neighborhood Saturday, April 26, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Join Tinsy Labrie, Vice President, Marketing, VisitPITTSBURGH, as she provides insight on how to be a tourist in “The Burgh.” You will learn about family fun, tours and sightseeing, outdoor adventure, museums, performing and visual arts and other fun activities. An Evening with Kathleen George Tuesday, April 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as acclaimed mystery author Kathleen George reads excerpts from The Johnstown Girls as well as another recently published title Measure of Blood. A question and answer period will follow the readings. The library will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20.

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APRIL PROGRAMS SCHEDULED AT JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY Jefferson Hills Library is located at 925 Old Clairton Rd. To register, visit or call 412-655-7741. • Story Times for Children Ages 3 and Up Each day features a story, craft and snack. Thursdays 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. April 3, 10, 24 April 3 - Children's Book Day and Library Week April 10 - One World Many Stories Brazil April 24 - Earth Day Celebration • Special Program for Elementary and Pre-School Children - “The Fun of Gardening” Wednesday, April 9, 4 to 5 p.m. Denise Schreiber, a horticulturalist at Allegheny County parks, will present a program about the fun of gardening.

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Register on event keeper or call the library at 412-655-7741 • Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardeners April 24, 6:30 to 7:30 Vertical Gardening by Karel Ulizio • SAT Preparation Classes April 6, 13, 27, 1 - 4 p.m. Permission forms can be picked up at the library Fee: $195 • Gentle Beginners Yoga Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. through May Fee: $5 per class • Zumba Fitness Monday and Wednesdays, April 28 through June 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuition for 1 class is $5 Tuition for both classes is $7 Instructor: Noelle Taucher

APRIL HAPPENINGS AT THE CLAIRTON LIBRARY Art Exhibit The Friends of the Library are holding an Art Exhibit and Sale for local artists. Many interesting pieces made from a variety of materials such as acrylic, watercolor, oil, metal and pen and ink will be on display. In addition, art books will be on display, and visitors may participate in a Chinese auction. The winners’ names will be announced after the exhibition. Light refreshments will be served and admission is free. The public is welcome to visit on Thursday, April 10 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Cuddle Time for the Young Every Thursday from 11 until 11:30 a.m. children from birth to 2 years of age, can enjoy learning the rhythm and cadence of storybook language. This program is a great way to give little ones successful experience with books. Every child will need to be accompanied by an (adult) lap to cuddle on.

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Notice of Change in Polling Place for Monongahela The Washington County Elections Office is announcing a change in polling location for the precinct of Monongahela 3-2. The precinct used to poll at the Grace Lutheran Church on 911 Howard St. The new polling place will be the Monongahela Library, at 813 W. Main St. Any questions can be directed to the Elections Office at 724-228-6750.

Tuesday mornings the toddler-set (ages 2 and up) is invited to a story time plus a fun, educational group activity. Please bring your child at 10 for more experience with book learning. Also, your library card will allow you and your young ones to select books to “borrow” and take home.

Books After School Older children are invited to join with the children from Sisters’ Place for more adult-lead reading activities. The library offers these get-togethers every other Monday from 3:30 to 4

p.m. Inquire at the main desk for details.

Book Clubs for Adults Our library hosts two book clubs. The first is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The second club meets very third Monday at 9 a.m.. Anyone interested in joining may stop in at the library to request a copy of this month’s book selection. Come, make friends, and have a stimulating chat along with coffee and goodies.

Let’s Play Board Games! Every third Saturday the library schedules a children’s game day. Board games are provided, and all schoolaged students are welcome to play along from Noon to 2 p.m.

School Closings and Inclement Weather Clairton Public Library follows the school district as to closing for national holidays and for inclement weather. Check with local TV or radio to find out if the school and library are open on any given day.

Children’s Spring Party The Friends of the Library will be hosting the annual Spring Party for all community children. It will be Saturday, April 5. Activities will include making a seasonal craft, refreshments, story time, and games. The party will start at 1 and finish at 3. Register beforehand at the main desk. For more information, call the library at 412-233-7966. The library is located at 616 Miller Ave. in Clairton.

South Park Spring Fling Craft/ Vendor/Plant Show Windover Hills United Methodist Church in South Park is holding a Spring Fling Craft/Vendor/Plant Show on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Home Economics Building in South Park. Shake off the ice and snow and get ready for spring! Crafters and vendors welcome. Contact Mary VanGelder at

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Peters Township High School Jazz Band Performs Reunion Concert Special Guests Include Jazz Legend Harold Betters with the Alumni Band By J.R. Brower

the 86-year-old Pittsburgher has been around long Saturday evening, enough to play with March 22, was a very some of the greats special evening for the including Louis many jazz music lovers Armstrong. in Peters Township. The Accompanied by Sixth Annual Dave Pew the Alumni Band, Memorial Jazz Band Betters began with Reunion Concert took the classic slow place at the Peters tune, “The Shadow Township High School Harold Betters, Pittsburgh’s jazz of Your Smile,” Auditorium. legend, known internationally as which drew plenty Performing alongside “Mr. Trombone,” smiles a lot. of applause from the The Peters Township High School Jazz was the 20-member audience. Following was the showcase PTHS Alumni Jazz Band accompanied Bossa Nova tune, “Girl from Ipanima,” by Pittsburgh’s own jazz virtuoso, and then Duke Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone.” Harold “Mr. Trombone” Betters. The range and strength of Betters’ The event was held in the memory of longtime Peters Township Music playing astounded the audience, and he Director Dave Pew who, in the early smiled and chatted with the crowd after 1960s, began his illustrious career in most selections. Next was a special rendering of the township as the conductor of the concert band. Until the 1980s when “Somewhere over the Rainbow” sung Pew retired, he helped build the school by Becki Pew Miller, daughter of the music program in the award-winning, late Dave and Marci (Lynn) Pew. Becki nationally-recognized department that recounted tearfully how the song was it is today. In his spare time, he was an her mom’s favorite, and they both sang active trumpet player in the Pittsburgh it together at the nursing home before music scene, playing with the likes of she passed away. PTHS Alumni Band players included the American Wind Symphony, TV personality Marcie Lynn (his wife), Joe saxophones: Milt Barney, A.J. Clark, Negri, Johnny Costa and a host of other Dr. Robert Dell, John DiSalle and Neil Mikec; Trumpets: J.D. Chaisson, John local performers. The High School Jazz Band, directed DeFazio, Jim Kiser, John MacKay and Trombones: Gene by Milt Barney, began the show with a Dave Spahr; rousing version of Gershwin’s “Strike Chapman, Mike Rauch, Garrett Sanders up the Band.” “Splanky” by Tommy and Mark Sanders; Keyboards: Mark Dorsey followed on an equally upbeat Trois; Percussion: Kevin Ward and Guitar: Matt note. Barney documented his selections Richard MacKay; carefully to the crowd that included Barranti; Bass: Steve Paul; and Vocalist: many parents, teachers and alumni Becki Pew Miller. Proceeds from the event will benefit “friends” of the renowned Peters Township music program. The high the Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship school jazz players showed remarkable Fund for student musicians at PTHS. excellence, especially when they All those wishing to donate can make launched into Herbie Hancock’s classic, checks payable to “WCCF” and mail to Washington County “Chameleon,” which they played by ear them and took turns playing outstanding Community Foundation, 331 S. Main St., Washington, PA 15301. More inforimpromptu solos. After several more tunes and a brief mation is available at the website intermission, Director Barney intro-, e-mail or duced Harold Betters, mentioning that by calling 724-222-6330. 23 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Friends of the Jefferson Hills Public Library Plans Books and Boutique Sale The Friends of the Jefferson Hills Public Library’s 17th Annual Used Books and Boutique Sale will take place at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building Community Room, 925 Old Clairton Rd. on the following dates and times: Friday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s and young adult books are buy one, get one free. Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bag Day, $5/bag Over 10,000 books, a large selection of boutique items, costume jewelry, and vintage books are available. A preview party is scheduled for Thursday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Come for 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 the event.

Laff Your Ca$h Off Fundraiser in South Park to Benefit LifeSpan, Inc. The Laff Your Ca$h Off Fundraiser, to benefit LifeSpan, Inc. – Resources and Services for Seniors, is being held Friday, April 25 at the Broughton Fire Hall in South Park from 6 to 11 p.m. Cost is $25 per ticket – 2 numbers on each ticket – double the chance to win cash prizes. Your ticket includes admission for one individual, pasta buffet catered by Apple Harvest Catering, dessert bar, beverages,and a live comedy show. Live comedy show produced by Slapsticks! Productions, LLC with comedians Dennis Piper, ‘Miss Gayle’ Barren and David Kaye. BYOB – guests must be 21 & over. There will be cash prize drawings held from 7 to 10 p.m. The final drawing will be at 10 p.m. and worth $2,000. Cash prize winners need not be present to win. Call 412-464-1300 or visit any LifeSpan site for your tickets today. You’ll be laughing all the way to the bank!

Mingo Observatory Prepares for Lyrid Meteor Viewing 2014 Lyrid meteors grace the night skies April 16 - 25, peaking the morning of April 23, making April 22 the best time to watch. Mingo's dark skies make the observatory a great location to watch meteor showers. Look toward the east. Lyrid meteors seem to radiate from bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra. Mingo Observatory will be open at 7 p.m. on April 22, featuring a free astronomy lecture. Weather permitting, see the Lyrids after dark from Mingo, April 22. See the latest posting on the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) Facebook page or phone Mingo at 724-3486150. See an online post of the Mingo Lyrid viewing at

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May 10th Craft Show To Benefit Union Twp.’s Austin Manz Austin Manz is a 15-year-old boy from Union Township. Austin was born with a mitochondrial disease, which limits energy production and leaves him with little to no muscle tone. He is incapable of supporting himself without assistance. Such common actions such as clearing the throat and breathing often require mechanical assistance via a tracheostomy tube. Austin requires 24-hour care. While he receives home nursing on scheduled shifts, most care is done by family members. He also relies on several medical machines daily, such as a ventilator, suction machine, cough assist, feeding pump, and a few others to meet his needs. The family needs to have an emergency generator installed in their home in the event of a power loss to keep his medical machines in operation. Austin requires a lot of medications and other medical supplies not covered by insurance. In addition, a Hoyer track system was generously donated to the family to assist in moving Austin. However, professional installation of this device is needed. St. Francis of Assisi High School Youth Ministry will be sponsoring a vendor craft show to benefit Austin on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Finley Hall on the church’s property. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors and crafters from our surrounding area will have their items for sale. Food and refreshments will be for sale as well as baked goods provided by St. Francis Parish Ladies Organizations. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. Hanging baskets will be sold by our Youth Group and all profits from the entire event will go directly to Austin. If you need more information, wish to make a donation, or wish to assist in making this a successful event, please call Mary Jane Jurofcik, St. Francis of Assisi High School Ministry Team Leader, at 724-344-2444.

Homeschool Outdoor Classroom: Natural Egg Dye & Decorating The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a Homeschool Outdoor Classroom at Mingo Creek County Park on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the park office. Two sessions are available; Session I will begin at 10 a.m. and Session II will begin at 1 p.m. Learn how to dye your Easter eggs naturally! We will discuss how to create natural egg dye and learn new decorating techniques. Bring along your own hardboiled eggs to make and take home your own colorful creations. Please note that this program is designed for homeschooled children ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724-228-6867. There is a $2 fee for this program. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington, PA off of Route 136.

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March Celebrated as Irish-American Heritage Month by Hibernians’ Washington County Division By Dorothy Flaherty Weldon, Past National President of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.

We have just experienced the period where, as Irish Americans, we celebrate our greatest pride. This pride is self-evident to us as Hibernians in Irish American Heritage Month of March. We celebrated St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and countless contributions that the people of a small nation on the fringe of Europe have made to the world in general and the United States in particular. As Hibernians we support a wide variety of good and noble causes, promote Irish History Writing Contests locally as members of the Mary Ellen O'Neill Dorothy Flaherty Weldon Division #4, Mon Valley, Washington County. We have had division, state and national Irish History winners. The Mary Ellen O'Neill Division #4 is the only LAOH Division in Washington County. This outstanding Division has accomplished much and are truly dedicated Irish Catholic Women. Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid of Ireland, whom we honor in February annually. In my term of National President, 2006-2008, the 501c3 status was granted to the LAOH, Inc. March 6, 2007 and as well I signed a contractual agreement with Dr. Robert O'Neill of the Burns Library, Boston College, which is now the Home of the Archival Documents of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. November 1, 2007. The LAOH has a rich history and many of us first hand have been blessed with parents and grandparents from many counties in Ireland. We, the LAOH are all ambassadors for our heritage every day, but no more so than when we march on St. Patrick's Day. There have been St. Patrick’s Day parades since March 17, 1869, and on Saturday, March 15, 2014, stepping off occurred at 10 a.m. with the route stretching from the intersection of Liberty Ave. and 11th Street to the Boulevard of the Allies at Stanwix Street. Event officials noted that Pittsburgh is the secondlargest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the United States, behind New York City. Representing the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., and a member of Mary Ellen O'Neill Division #4, I was humbled to serve as Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick Day Parade, Pittsburgh, March 14, 2009.

Gifts of the Irish They came not as conquerors, but as believers in the promise of America ... They came with hopeful hearts and willing hands to make a home, far from the world they knew ... They came with faith to light their way and humor to ease their journey. They came with pride and courage to overcome all hardships, sharing their Gifts. The history of our nation has been made fuller and richer by these good and gifted Irish people.

Card Parties Cancelled in Gastonville The Mon Valley Rebekah card parties, held the second Wednesday of each month at the Odd Fellows Hall in Gastonville, have been discontinued.

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Delta Kappa Gamma Women Educators’ Society Hosts Civil War Re-enactor; Plans Presentation on Leadership Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society for women educators. This nonprofit 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 reenacting this battle - many dramatic or sad, and some 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 12th. It will include a business meeting, luncheon, and a program to be presented by John Lozosky. It is entitled “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 412-8961640. A society member will be able to answer any questions.

‘The Birth, Life and Death of Stars’ Presented at Mingo Creek Park On Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Mingo Creek Park Observatory in Washington County will present “The Birth, Life, and Death of Stars – a Layman’s Perspective.” Telescope observing is to follow, skies permitting. Pre-registration not required. Learn about how you are made of “star dust,” how stars are born, star nurseries, black holes, how long stars live, what happens when they die, and more. The event runs rain or shine, cloudy or clear. Visit the AAAP website for directions and information about the observatory. Click on the ‘Facilities’ tab.

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Jim Whittaker and Family on May 4th There will be a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit Jim Whittaker and family, members of the Country Clovers 4H Club, on Sunday, May 4 at the Ginger Hill Grange from 12 – 6 p.m. Adults - $8, children 12 and under - $4. For more information, call 724-884-7383 or 724-258-8820. 25 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Big Improvement in Union Twp. Road Salt Storage By Paul Chasko

Road salt storage for use in Union Township has taken a big step forward with the installation of a new salt storage shed. In the past, road salt in the township was stored under tarpaulins. According to Union Twp. Road Maintenance Supervisor Ed Frye, water infiltration into the salt piles caused clumping and clogging of the spreaders. The only way to The shed can store up to 900 tons of road salt. clear clogs was for the operator to climb into the bed of the truck with a shovel to clear the stand winds up to 90 miles per hour. The front opening of the shed will augers – clearly a safety hazard. Another problem created was the accommodate the large tri-axle trucks environmental aspect. Regardless of the that deliver the salt and the width perbest efforts to keep the salt piles cov- mits easy loading of township trucks. ered, the tarps blew off several times a The shed will accommodate approxiweek. Rain on the salt caused runoff, mately 900 tons of road salt and is in which is in violation of DEP standards accordance with DEP standards for road for salt storage. Frye has observed that salt storage. The shed is far back on the Nike site salt in the new shed is virtually free of and cannot be seen from the road. The moisture. He’s also noticed that, with Nike site property is undeveloped as yet completely dry salt, the road crew is for public use and can be entered only effectively treating the same length of under controlled access. Residents are roadway with far less salt. presently discouraged from entering the The new salt storage shed is on the site. old Nike Missile site just off Finleyville Congratulations go to the Union Twp. Elrama Road. The property is in the road crew for keeping our roads passprocess of being transferred by deed able during a very bad winter. Road from the federal government to Union treatment and re-supply were well-manTownship. The cost for materials and aged so Union Twp. had an adequate labor to have the shed erected was supply of salt throughout the winter. $81,643. The roof is designed to with-

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Monongahela Area Library April Programs Include Storytime, Spaghetti Dinner The Monongahela Area Library Stanley Welsh of the Elks and holds Storytime for preschoolers Gloria Walsh from the library board stand age 30 months through 5 years ready to serve the guests at the monthly Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Baby spaghetti dinners the groups co-host. Lapsit for those too young for Storytime at 1 p.m. There is no meeting of either group on April 16. Call 724258-5409 for more info or to register. The monthly spaghetti dinner in conjunction with the Monongahela Elks will be held on the first Sunday to not conflict with Holy Week observances. The dinner date is April 6 from 11:30 a.m. 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, April 8 at 5:30 at 5:30 p.m. while the adult’s group, Book Bites, will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in the Activity Room. The library is closed on Good Friday, April 18. For more information about the library, please call 724-258-5409.

Free Paper Shredding in Finleyville May 10th Mike Budinsky, State Farm agent, will host a free paper shredding day at 3 Airport Road, Finleyville, on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mike would like to help you get organized this spring by providing complimentary paper shredding performed by a reputable paper-shredding company. No need to be one of Mike’s policyholders – this free service is offered to all. For more information, call 724-348-7777.

Upcoming Meetings of the South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail 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 April 8 and May 13, 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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Registration for Borough of Jefferson Hills Summer Recreation Program Going on Now Registration for the Borough of Jefferson Hills Summer Recreation Program for Borough of Jefferson Hills and West Elizabeth children ages 512 will take place from April 15 - June 2 at the Jefferson Hills Library during regular library hours. Summer Recreation will be held from July 7 - July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at Gill Hall Park and 885 Andrew Reilly Park. Children ages 5 - 8 will report to Gill Hall Park, and ages 9 - 12 will report to 885 Park. All children must be registered by a parent or guardian. Cost is $30 per child. Applications are being taken at Jefferson Hills Library for adults, age 18 and over, for the position of Summer Recreation Counselor for the Borough of Jefferson Hills Summer Recreation Program at Gill Hall and 885 Parks. Weekdays 9 a.m. to noon from July 7 to 31. Experience working with children or current college education majors preferred. Salary is $9/hour.

April Meeting of the Retired Men's Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills to Discuss History of Civic Area, Three Rivers Stadium All of us remember when the Civic Arena/Mellon Arena and Three Rivers Stadium were being built. Now, they have gone the way of Forbes Field and Exhibition Park. Where were you when they imploded? At the April meeting of the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills, author Stephen Mulligan will remind us of the many wonderful, weird and wacky moments that occurred in each venue. The meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, April 17, 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 only $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, April 13, 2014, to be included in the lunch order. 27 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Thaw Out This Spring with Sisters of St. Francis Homemade Soup Thaw out this spring with homemade soup that warms the body and soul. The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God are hosting their next soup takeout fundraiser on Wednesday, April 9. Wedding soup, chicken tortellini soup, and creamy tomato soup will be available for $5 a quart, which includes 2 dinner rolls. Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, April 3 by calling 412-8857232 or e-mailing Soup orders can be picked-up on Wednesday, April 9 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Sisters’ Motherhouse, located at 3603 McRoberts Road in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. The Sisters host monthly takes out fundraisers throughout the year, where patrons can choose from three homemade soup selections each month. Using fresh ingredients, Motherhouse chef Doug Brannock prepares healthier versions of soup by omitting additional salt. Wedding, their most popular soup, is offered every month with two other rotating selections that may include chicken noodle, broccoli, potato, vegetable lentil, chicken and dumpling, acorn squash, haluski and chili. The soup menu is available on the events page of the Sisters website,, or by calling 412-885-7232. Soup patrons looking for unique gifts may visit the Sisters’ Gift Shoppe, which is open during take out pick-up, as well as weekdays from 1 -3 p.m. Items offered include jewelry and accessories, Steelers themed gifts, baby items, holiday decorations, kitchen accessories, and unique items, like hand crocheted scrubbers. Franciscan Blend fair trade coffee is also available at the Motherhouse and sold during Soup pick-up. Franciscan Blend is $9.99 for a 12 oz. bag. Coffee selection includes regular, chocolate-cherry, hazelnut and French vanilla. Decaffeinated versions of the regular and hazelnut are also available. All proceeds from soup, coffee and craft sales benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God.

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7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh April Meetings Scheduled for the Women's Business Network The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information, visit Local area meetings will be held as follows: The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, April 2 and 16. 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, April 3 and 17. Contact Amanda Ciranni Fisher at 724-309-5120. The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread – Trinity Point on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, April 9 and 23. Contact Jennifer Englert at 724-4621067. The Bethel Park Chapter meets at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Park Municipal Building, 5100 W. Library Avenue in Bethel Park on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, April 3 and 17. Contact Tamra McKenna at 412-885-5162. The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Inn, 164 Fort Couch Road, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, April 8 and 22. Contact Nancy Geer at 412-343-4361. The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St Clair, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, April 1 and 15. Contact Susan Ceklosky at 412-334-3230.

MVRCC May 13 Meeting Focuses on Energy Rebates for Businesses The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Lombardi Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. Registration begins for the event at 11:45 a.m. and the program will conclude promptly at 1 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Andrew Stroh of CLEAResult, who works with First Energy to help businesses evaluate their energy consumption and assist them in getting rebates. “We are helping Andrew and First Energy get the word out about the potential for energy savings and rebates for businesses in our area,� said Deb Keefer, Director. More information on the program is available at and Reservations are required and the cost is $15/person, non-members, $18/person and may be made by calling the Chamber office at 724-4833507, e-mail at The luncheon price includes a parking token. VISA, Mastercard and Discover are accepted and online registration is available at

News and Events from the Peters Township Chamber Upcoming Events APRIL 9 State of the Township Luncheon with Mike Silvestri, Township Manager: Noon (doors open at 11:00 AM) at Rolling Hills Country Club. $30 members/$35 non-members. Register at APRIL 24 Business After Hours Mixer: 5 - 7 PM at Metamorphosis, 300 Cedar Hill Drive, $5 Donation to Community/Scholarship Fund. Register at MAY 15 - Business After Hours Mixer: 5 - 7 PM at Dollar Bank McMurray Office, 3980 Washington Rd., $5 Donation to Community/ Scholarship Fund. Register at JUNE 1 - Peters Township Night at CONSOL Energy Park. 5:05 PM game time. Gates open at 4:05 PM. Join us as the Wild Things salute Peters Township and donate half the ticket proceeds to one of our causes. Presale only at JUNE 2 - 25th Annual Peters Township Chamber Golf Outing At Rolling Hills Country Club. Registration and sponsorships will be available soon.

Please Welcome Our New Members • Bragdon Stofman Plastic Surgery Group • Clicker Shows • Maids with a Mission • PT Girls Softball Assoc. • PT Quarterback Club • Pittsburgh Public Media • Primrose of Peters Township • Robin Londino Jewelry • Mon Yough Chamber

For more information, contact the Peters Township Chamber at 724-941-6345 or e-mail us at

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SBA Director to Speak on Health Care at South Hills Chamber Event With a lot of focus today being placed on Health Care, particularly in Pittsburgh, it is essential that you get information regarding the impact on your business and when and how to prepare for the various changes to occur. With the ever changing rules, it is essential that you get accurate information from the experts. Carl Knoblock, District Director of the Pittsburgh SBA Branch, will be speaking on April 2, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Bethel Park. The South Hills Chamber will be hosting a seminar titled “The Impact of the Affordable Health Care Act� beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and concluding at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending should go to to register or call 412-306-8090. Credit cards are accepted. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Registration deadline is March 28, 2014. 29 April 2014 BUSINESS & MERCHANT NEWS —————————————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————

Solar Energy is Happening Now as Sustaining Energy Solutions in McMurray Celebrates One Year in Business By J.R. Brower

Dave Meassick had a dream when he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 with a degree in mechanical engineering. That dream was a carryover from the 1970s, when solar energy first came upon the national landscape as a means to generate power for homes, protect the environment and change the way structures are designed and built. Meassick, from Bridgeville, is president and engineering director of Sustaining Energy Solutions in McMurray. It is a small company with about 10 employees that he started in April 2013. The company installs solar panel arrays, standby generators, solar power battery systems as well as many solar-related accessories including low power lighting and solar water heaters. Meassick’s resume is impressive, having worked in Los Angeles for six years doing research and development for Northrop Corporation in military aircraft frame design. Following that, in the 1990s, Meassick worked in Italy for a consulting firm designing and building a giant machine shop. Presently, he is living the dream of having a company that, as he says, “wants to meet the customers’ value, whether it be maximizing savings on site analysis, rebate tax planning, LED lighting, smallscale wind energy, solar energy production, standby generator installation or even lowering energy requirements for hot water heaters and clothes dryers.” Meassick said the most amazing thing about solar energy is that when it is in its maximum phase, it not only saves on your electric bill; often times it will supply more power than is needed for the home. When that happens, the result is that the meter on the home will begin to spin counter-clockwise rather than spinning the normal way (clockwise). It means that rather than using energy, for which you will be billed, you are actually creating energy that goes back into the electrical grid, which results in your account with your energy supplier being credited. In July of last year, Sustaining Energy

SES Owner Dave Meassick is very knowledgeable on all the technical aspects of solar and alternative energy.

completed their first job on a home in Greene County. They installed a solar system complete, at a cost to the homeowner of approximately $1000 per panel. Extra power produced was pumped back into the grid, to be used later when the sun went down. The company’s next job was bigger. Sustaining Energy Solutions installed a solar system that they mounted on a barn that is the integral structure on a 75-acre dairy farm near Hickory. The initial purpose for the solar system was to provide power for lights and pumps for the barns dairy operation, and the owner is planning on adding capability to the system. The farm owner wants to integrate the battery system with the generator with the goal to drive power from the barn to the home powering all of his home’s utilities. The entrepreneur sees the way of the future in terms of energy, which includes small-scale solar hot water tank systems, low power lighting, solar panel/generator/battery combination systems that basically give the homeowner free electricity plus some extra for the grid. With the ice storms in the eastern part of the state and increasingly extreme weather, there is a great market for standby generators integrated with solar panels and batteries to help the customer to take responsibility for their own power requirements. “We want our customers to be satisfied after the sale,” he said, “And we want them to be our customers for life.” Not only is Meassick’s company environment and farm friendly, they try to use American made materials.. For more information, call 412-8059431, e-mail

New Eagle Riverfront Park Offers Amenities for Group Gatherings The New Eagle Riverfront Park is a quaint local park located on the banks of the Monongahela River in New Eagle. It offers a wide range of amenities for picnics, weddings, graduation parties, and scouting events, including a boat launch and dock, picnic pavilions, kitchen, bathrooms, receptacles for crock pots, a brand new deck overlooking the river, campsites, playground, basketball court, large horseshoe pit and ample parking. The park is open every day from May through September. Please visit their website at for photos of the park and more information.

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Premier Jewelry Takes Elizabeth by Force By Megan Lewis

Debbie Campbell recently hosted a community jewelry show at the Hairforce Salon in Elizabeth Borough to showcase the spring collection of her Premier Jewelry business. She got started in the business shortly after being diagnosed with lupus. The commute to her job at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh became too much for her, and she needed something more home-based. She was always a fan of Premier Jewelry and sought to get started as an independent sales representative. Premier Jewelry is a jewelry home show company based on biblical principles. All pieces are made in the United States; home-based in Texas. The business prides itself on the fact that no item in their catalog is over $100; they describe themselves as high fashion jewelry without the high cost. Each item has a 60-day warranty, so if the piece you buy breaks or gets damaged in any way you can exchange it, no questions asked. After the 60 days, each piece continues to be insured for a $5 exchange, even if it is years after you bought it. If the broken item is retired they will send you a replacement of similar value and style. The jewelry is made of hypoallergenic silver and can be handwashed with warm soap and water. Enhancer charms and brooches can be added to pieces to give them a more personal touch. If you have questions or would like to book a party, contact Campbell at

Metamorphosis: A Wellness Center in Peters with Something for Everyone By J.R. Brower

A totally unique wellness center opened in Peters Township at Donaldson’s Crossroads on January 4 in conjunction with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce. After months of remodeling and preparation, the Metamorphosis Wellness Center opened its doors to area residents. The center is unique to the region in that it offers not only health and The owner of Metamorphosis fitness programs, but also a variety of services to Welcome Center, Melissa Migliaro, nourish the mind, body and spirit. says that her wellness center “motiOwner Melissa Migliaro said that she envivates individuals and organizations to transform mind, body and spirit.” sioned the center for quite sometime before deciding last year to lease the mid-sized architecturally-pleasing wooden office structure at 300 Cedar Hill Drive behind Donaldson’s Crossroads Shopping Center. The young lady is a Georgia-transplant who attended Duquesne University. Migliaro holds two degrees in music and is also a classically-trained pianist. She was so impressed with the Pittsburgh area that she decided to stay and pursue a dream of owning a business. With the help of her 17 partners, Metamorphosis offers group classes, guest speakers, special events, and much more. Specialties include yoga, tai chi, piilates, nutrition, culinary classes, guitar instruction, financial classes, emotional wellness sessions, painting parties as well as drum and picture board therapy. “The idea behind Metamorphosis is that a person may come in for one service, like yoga, and see that we offer a variety of other things. We believe that it's not one thing in particular that keeps a person healthy and happy, but rather a combination of many things,” said Migliaro, “and we also feel that there are many different approaches to keep the human spirit healthy and well.” She encourages folks considering lifestyle changes just to stop by the building and have a look around. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday by appointment only. Scheduling special classes and events are also by appointment. The Metamorphosis website is Their e-mail address is Phone numbers are 724-260-0797 (O) and 412-523-3547 (C). April 2014 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER BUSINESS & MERCHANT NEWS —————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— 31

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Del Duca Photography Captures Opportunity to Launch as New Business By Kyra Bergman

“I’ve been dreaming of this day all my life,” Anna Del Duca said of the day she could launch her photography company. As a nurse for the past 16 years, she had an outlet to help people but of photography she said, “It lets me be so creative.” In partnership with her daughter, Frances, Ms. Del Duca launched Del Duca Photography in January of this year. Both are alumni of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers School and are leaders in Green Screen portrait and event photography. They specialize in customizing photographs to your specification and customer satisfaction is extremely important to the mother/daughter duo. “There is no fee unless our clients are totally delighted and we are dedicated to exceed every customer’s expecta-

tions.” Del Duca said. They offer a wide variety of retouching options including; airbrush, blemish removal, teeth whitening, wrinkle reduction, and more. They also provide an unlimited number of background choices and cover events including, but not limited to, weddings, engagements, senior portraits, individual and family portraits, professional headshots, baptisms, and communions. Del Duca Photography uses top of the line equipment and always has spares within reach so your special event can’t be ruined by a malfunction. For all of your photography needs you can contact Del Duca Photography through their website,, by email at, or by phone 724-244-8815. Mention this article and get 10% off all prints.

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Local Comfort Keeper Julie Dong is Semi-Finalist in ‘Keeper of the Year’ Content Comfort Keepers of Pittsburgh’s South Hills recently nominated Julie Dong of Bethel Park for consideration as a “National Comfort Keeper of the Year,” an honor given to only six caregivers in the 675-office franchise system. Julie was selected by the local office for this honor because of her outstanding work, dedication and comJulie Dong mitment to the Comfort Keepers mission and vision. Eighty-two candidates’ applications were submitted and reviewed by the Comfort Keepers Corporate office who then narrowed the field to twenty-four semi-finalists, of which Julie is one. All Comfort Keepers offices from across the country will now vote to determine the six finalists. “Julie is tiny in stature but mighty in character. This Karate Black Belt-certified mother of two children has won the respect of our clients, their families and her fellow caregivers for the spirit she brings to her work,” commented Comfort Keepers Human Resource Manager DeBorah Madden. “Julie has found the energy, integrity and focus to provide exemplary care to the neediest clients on our service without missing a beat even in the smallest measure. Caregiving comes naturally to Julie and she has mastered the concept of ‘doing with’ rather than ‘doing for’, thus building her reputation of being an interactive caregiver. We are very fortunate and proud to call her a Comfort Keeper!” Congratulations to Julie, and we wish her the best in the final voting!

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Meghan Jones-Rolla, New Council Member, is Seated in Peters Township By J.R. Brower

Former newspaper reporter Meghan JonesRolla is the newest member of the Peters Township Council. Jones-Rolla is presently an attorney and was selected by the Washington County Republican Committee to run for the council seat vacated due to the passing of longtime councilman Robert Atkison last summer. An interim choice by council positioned former councilman Michael McCaig to fill in Atkison’s slot until the end of 2013. Meghan Jones-Rolla smiles for a photo on January 6, the day she In the November election GOP candidate was sworn in as Peters Township’s Jones-Rolla was formally elected in an unopsecond councilwoman. posed shoo-in contest in the predominantly Republican township of Peters. On January 6, she was formally sworn in as the second female council member on the 7-member team. She joins Monica Merrell in the most gender-diverse council Peters Township has seen in its history. On that date, James Berquist was selected as council chairman, and David Ball was chosen to be vice chairman. The other three council members are Gary Stiegel Jr., Robert Lewis and Frank Arcuri. Jones-Rolla moved to Peters Township with her husband Deron Rolla four years ago from Allegheny County. She said that the main reason for their move was to benefit from lower Washington County taxes. She said, “My interest is to keep the taxes here (in the township) low and not raise them unless required.” She also said that her present position as a corporate attorney for a financial services company gives her the skills needed to help analyze and contain the township budget. She indicated as well that her journalism background will lend itself to “wellrounded” service to her Peters constituents, having seen the workings of local government as both a keen observer and participant.

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Family Hospice and Palliative Care Offers “Growing Through Grief” Bereavement Program Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers Growing Through Grief – Rebuilding Hope, a free six-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. Registrations are still being accepted for this session: 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 All programs listed below are free to the public. No registration is required. For more information on these South Hills support groups, contact the Family Hospice Bereavement Dept. at 412-572-8829. The Family Hospice Inpatient Center & Administrative Offices, 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon, third Monday of every month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Southminster House, 801 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon, second Tuesday of every month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, 5001 Baptist Rd., Whitehall, first Thursday of every month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. 35 April 2014 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— HEALTH —————————————————————————————————————————

Spring into Fitness with SilverSneakers® and the Mon Valley YMCA Proper nutrition and adequate physical activity are important at any age but can play a critical role in our lives as we age. Millions of older adults are taking stock of their health and hitting the gym to get the physical activity they need to stave off chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure. Regular physical activity has beneficial effects on most (if not all) organ systems, and consequently prevents a broad range of health problems and diseases. You’re never too old to exercise. Physical activity is likely to help keep you feeling young versus living a sedentary life. Activities that help build muscle strength, improve balance, and promote walking significantly reduce falls in older persons. Whether you enjoy walking on the treadmill, riding the stationary bike or taking group exercise classes like those available through the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, it’s important to keep moving. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program has been proven to reduce health care costs by improving the health and wellbeing of members, helping them

become active and motivating them to stay that way. With the SilverSneakers® premier network, members have access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country, including Mon Valley YMCA. The Mon Valley YMCA offers the signature SilverSneakers® Classic exercise class plus additional signature SilverSneakers classes, such as yoga, Splash®, cardio, and circuit training. We also have the YMCA Balanced Body and water exercise classes, a co-ed jacuzzi, a steamroom and sauna, and a state-of-the-art wellness center (cardiovascular and strength training equipment). Access to the Express Training Area and personal training are also available. Make the Mon Valley YMCA your headquarters for fitness this spring and let SilverSneakers® help you take charge of your health! To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers®, contact your health plan representative or stop by the Mon Valley YMCA, Monongahela or call 724483-8077. For more information call 1888-423-4632 or visit

Mon Valley YMCA Offers Corporate Wellness for Valley Employers The Mon Valley YMCA is offering corporate wellness memberships to the community to help combat the rising obesity and health issues stemming from lack of physical activity and poor nutrition choices. With sky-rocketing health care costs, can a company afford not to begin a wellness program? Interested in learning more about our facility? Just call 724-483-8077 and ask for Jodi Lignelli, corporate sales representative. The Mon Valley YMCA is located right off of Route 88 at 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela, Pa 15063.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL APRIL EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during April. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES Tuesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 3 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. Learn more about food choices, dining out, and how personal eating habits affect your blood glucose control. To register, call 724-258-1483. SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Bentleyville Holiday Inn. Classes are offered at no charge to MVH Primary Care Resource Center (PCRC) patients, MVH employees and anyone with a referral from an MVHaffiliated primary care physician. For all others, the cost for the complete program is $20. To register, call 724-2581932. AUXILIARY HOSTS GENE AND BOOTS EASTER CANDY SALE Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hospital Lobby. For more information, call 724-2581167. AARP 55 ALIVE REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE - Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. The cost is $15 per person for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required, call 724-258-1333. BONE DENSITY SCREENING Wednesday, April 2 from 1 - 3 p.m., Healthy Directions, Finleyville Giant Eagle. This free, painless screening will indicate if you need a more extensive test and if you have osteoporosis. For more information, call 724-348-6699. BABY CARE CLASS - Monday, April 7 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Parents-to-be will learn baby care basics at this instructional session. For more information, call 724258-BABY (2229), ext. 9. AUXILIARY RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE - Tuesday, April 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., ECC. Search for treasures while munching on tasty baked goods. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB Tuesday, April 8 from 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724-344-0287. RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724929-9492. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, April 9 from 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This is a diabetes selfmanagement class that focuses on counting carbohydrate intake. Topics range from how to measure the upward drive each meal has on blood sugar to information on the glycemic index. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is required prior to attending this class. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of the class. To register, call 724-258-1483. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS - Thursday, April 10 from 2 – 4 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Learn how to choose foods at the supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. The tours begin at Healthy Directions, the walk-in health care facility in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will conduct the tours and discuss “Recipe Modification.” Free bone density screenings offered. Advance registration is required by calling 724-2581483. MVH BLOOD DRIVE - Friday, April 11 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., ECC. To register, call 724-494-4090 or visit INNOVATIONS – DO YOU HAVE NON-HEALING WOUNDS? - Monday, April 14 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Willow Room, Richard A. Young, podiatrist, will present a free program to discuss using hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat chronic nonhealing wounds. To register, call 724258-1333.

ARTHRITIS AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP - Wednesday, April 16 from 1 – 3 p.m., ECC. The Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group is free and open to all persons with arthritis, fibromyalgia or related illnesses. Family members welcome. For more information, call 724-258-1321. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Wednesday, April 16 from 6 - 8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Room 215. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. The topic will be, “Successful Daily Management of Your Diabetes.” Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. TALK WITH A DOC: HOW IS YOUR BREATHING? - Thursday, April 17 at 10 a.m., Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville. Diane E. Emes, M.D., family practice physician, will present a free talk. A free, painless pulmonary function screening will also be available to evaluate how much air one’s lungs can hold and use. To register, call 724-258-1333. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES Tuesday, April 22 – Thursday, April 24 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. Learn more about food choices, dining out and how personal eating habits affect your blood glucose control. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is required prior to attending this class. To register, call 724-2581483. INNOVATIONS: HELPING KNEE REPLACEMENTS HEAL - Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m., ECC. Thomas F. Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D., orthopedic surgeon, will discuss advancements in helping knee replacements heal. To register, call 724-258-1333. INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASS Thursday, April 24 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC. Learn how to help a choking baby or small child. Sign up to learn emergency life saving techniques of clearing airway obstructions and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling the Valley Health and Safety Training Center at 724-684-9536.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP Thursday, April 24 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455. NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY - Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ECC circular driveway. MVH and the Carroll Township Police Department serve as one local host for the 8th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a convenient and safe way for residents to remove unused drugs from their medicine cabinets. People can merely drive to the circular loop, drop off their medication and leave — no parking, no walking. Remove any personal information from the bottles or packages of expired, unwanted or unused controlled, non-controlled or over-thecounter medications. Liquid products and creams in their containers are acceptable. Sharps and syringes will not be accepted. Donors remain anonymous and police will not request identification. For more information, call 724-258-1333. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, April 28 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., MonVale HealthPLEX. Partners and grandmothers are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 9. INNOVATIONS – WHAT’S CAUSING MY FOOT PAIN? - Tuesday, April 29 at 6 p.m., ECC. Mark H. Hofbauer, D.p.m., podiatrist, will present a free program to discuss ways of managing arthritis of the foot and ankle. Refreshments will be served and parking is free. To register, call 724-2581333. COLORECTAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM - Wednesday, April 30 from 1 - 3 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital will offer a free colorectal cancer education and screening in observance of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Control Month. Advance registration is required for the event. Health care professionals will provide information and staff will explain the take home colorectal screening kit with instructions to test for blood in the stool. To register, call 724-258-1333.

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Venetia’s St. David’s Episcopal Church Hosts Bishop McConnell Sunday, March 9th, was an exceptional day for the parishioners of St. David’s in Venetia. The Right Reverend Dorsey McConnell, bishBishop McConnell op of the Pittsburgh Diocese of the Episcopal Church, made his annual visit to the congregation. The bishop celebrated the mass with the Reverend Kris McInnes assisting him. The service included the confirmation of three church members and the reaffirmation of two others. During the service the children gathered around Bishop McConnell at the altar where he talked to them about his role as bishop. And he knew how to catch their attention, as well as that of the adults in the congregation. He lightheartedly showed the children the striped purple socks that matched his purple vestments, demonstrated his staff -which he explained to them in terms of a shepherd herding his flock and even set his miter on one little girl’s head. After the service the bishop enjoyed coffee hour talking with parishioners

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and then met with St. David’s priest, the Reverend Kris McInnes, and the vestry. Each vestry member spoke with the bishop about his/her time at St. David’s. Bishop McConnell stressed that he and the diocese will continue to assist the church as it grows and pointed out how remarkable this growth has been. In May 2012 St. David’s had only 25 members, and today that number is 175. The church board members and Fr. Kris discussed their future plans for mission and ministry, both within the church itself and very importantly with the community outside St. David’s. The bishop inspired all to look forward – to new projects, to continued growth and to reaching beyond the church doors to our neighbors.

Easter Contata at Peters Creek Presbyterian Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, 250 Brookwood Road, Venetia, invites the community to our Easter Cantata, “Witness”, on April 6 at 11 a.m. The cantata by Lloyd Larson is a dramatic musical presentation which covers the life, death and resurrection of Christ in a fresh and powerful way. The cantata will feature the choir and will be narrated by Linda McCaig. To learn more about Peters Creek, visit our website at

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Holy Week at St. David’s in Venetia

Peters Creek Presbyterian Vacation Bible School

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 East McMurray Road, Venetia, will hold the following Holy Week services: Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday - Palm fronds and crosses made from fronds will be distributed during the 10 a.m. service. As on other Sundays, the service will be followed by a coffee hour. Thursday, April 17, Maundy Thursday - This service at 7 p.m. includes the washing of the feet of any congregants who wish to participate, as we recall how Christ humbled himself by washing the feet of His apostles at the Last Supper. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Friday, April 18, Good Friday - The church will be open for meditation and silent prayer from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20 - The most important day on the Christian calendar will be celebrated with a service at 10 a.m. amidst an altar blooming with spring flowers, a symbol of rebirth. During the service there will be an opportunity for children to have their Easter baskets blessed, so please bring those along. Following the service the children will be treated to our traditional Easter egg hunt on the church grounds.

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

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April and May Events at South Hills Assembly of God Church South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, plans the following events for April and May. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit Shekinah Glory, internationally renowned music ministry trio, returns at 9 and 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 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. A new session of GriefShare, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon OR 7 to 9 p.m. beginning April 10 - June 26. Find help for the grieving process through this Bible-based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching followed by time for discussion and sharing. Start anytime; return for any of the classes you missed. However, by attending weekly you will gain the most help and will have the benefit of learning from and sharing with others who are also on the “Grief Journey.” Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Let us help you through this difficult time. Redeemed, A “Hearts to Worship” women’s ministry event 7 p.m. Friday, April 11. Worship, banners, testi-

monies, communion. Call to register if childcare is needed. Life Recovery event - Celebrate with us! We are Redeemed! 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19. In a casual coffeebar setting, we rejoice in our death to old bondages through Christ’s death on the cross as we rise with Him into newly cleansed lives. Live band, human video, testimonies, worship, special speaker. Join us for Resurrection Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. April 20 with a message from Pastor Jack Stepp; special music; banner ministry. An Easter Cross Hunt and Egg Giveaway is planned for 2 year olds – 5th graders indoors, rain or shine! Royal Rangers Spaghetti Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Presale tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for kids, $25 for a family of 5. Meal includes pasta with meat or marinara sauce (gluten free options available), meat balls, salad, bread & dessert. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27 in the fellowship hall. Advanced tickets are Adults $6 per person ($8 at the door), Children 10 yrs. and under $2 per person ($2.50 at the door) and Family price total (children 10 yrs. & under) $18 ($20 at the door). Tickets available at the church. Proceeds benefit Compassion Connection. Financial Management, a 1-day seminar 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1, led by Pastor Kay Stepp will teach Biblically-based, practical tools for wise saving, spending and debt elimination. Cost is $15. 2nd Annual Men’s Spelunking Trip; join Adventure Men at Laurel Caverns Saturday, May 3 for a private guided trip 45 flights below the earth! Bring a flashlight and dress to get dirty. Cost is $25 per person. Call Randy for info at 412-276-8138. Mother-Daughter-Sister-Friend Banquet 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, May 9. Ruth Puleo, Director of Women of Purpose Penn Del District of the Assemblies of God will be the guest speaker. Message: The Gift of the Present “If you knew the gift…” John 4:10. Dinner, worship, testimonies, gifts. Cost is $20; purchase tickets by April 27 at the church. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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St. Thomas A’ Becket 2014 Fish Fries Scheduled During the Lenten season, St Thomas A’ Becket Church, 139 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills, will hold their fish fry 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. Takeouts are available by calling 412-6559966. The menu includes hand-breaded cod, baked cod dinners, fried fish sandwiches, shrimp dinners, combo platters of (fried) fish and shrimp, and 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 412-6534322.


open to them. This will be our kickoff luncheon. Please come! On April 17 at 6 p.m., Bethesda U.P. Church of Elizabeth will host a Seder meal. The dinner is open to the public, but reservations are required. You may call the church office at 412-384-7360 to make your reservation. April 18 from 2 until 3 p.m., Bethesda U.P. Church will host a Community Good Friday Service with pastors from local churches speaking. Please join us.

Sisters of the Divine Redeemer (SDR) Celebrate Foundress' 200th Birthday

Alphonse-Marie on each one. Eating fortune cookies which contained some quoted advice from Mother AlphonseMarie and were baked by Sisters Jean, Arlene and Mary Lou was enjoyed by all the Sisters and Father Tom Kirby. Sister M. Anne Angelcyk, SDR, prepared an inspirational prayer service which helped each Sister recall her years spent as an SDR. Sister Anne and Susan Formica were instrumental in organizing a "Celebration in Song" which featured members of the Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus along with Sister M. Geraldine Vargo, SDR, and Sister M. Michaela Dungelova, SDR. Future activities are planned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Eppinger (Mother Alphonse-Marie) in Alsace, France on September 9, 1814, Foundress of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer.

Windover Hills UM Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April Events at Bethesda United Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth Bethesda United Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth invites seniors and those who care for them to an Open House Luncheon on Wednesday, April 2 at noon. Bethesda Church and Family Services of Western PA want to introduce you to the resources available to older adults in our area. We will begin hosting a satellite office of “Open Your Heart to a Senior” at our church facility to better equip and make knowledgeable to older adults, more of the available resources 39 ——————————————————————————————————————————

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Sister Jean Spatola, SDR, alerts everyone to share in the celebration by praying for vocations to revitalize our American region. The Sisters already participated in several festivities. Sister Jean planned a special "Mother Alphonse-Marie Day" in which each Sister received a unique bookmark with a quotation of Mother

Windover Hills United Methodist Church invites all children through 4th grade to their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. We will meet in the sanctuary to sing songs before the hunt begins. We only ask that you bring an empty basket or bucket to hold your eggs. Windover Hills is located at 6751 Ridge Rd. (across from Sunny Slopes in South Park).

April 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton is located at 251 2nd St. in Smithton. Sunday, April 6 - Vocalist Shelagh Collins will perform at the UUCS. Sunday, April 13 - The Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus will lead the service; ‘The Royal Flush: Bringing Blue Bloods to Life’ with poet Lawrence Wray. Sunday, April 20 - The Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus will lead the congregation in a ritual celebration of new life. Sunday, April 27 - The service will be lay-led. Sunday, April 13 from 1 - 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. – ‘The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: A Dream Workshop’ We are the stuff that dreams are made of . . . or so says Shakespeare’s tempesttossed Prospero. And we at the UUCS agree, believing that those dreamy scenarios open up a whole new world of insight as to just how awesome that kind of stuff is - the material from which we are made. In an attempt to plumb the depths of ourselves and our community, the folks at the UUCS invite you to join us for ‘The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of’, a dream workshop that gives us a chance to relate our dreams and to envision, together, a new way of living. There is no charge nor is there any need to register. Just come and dream a little dream with us. Each dream workshop will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton, 251 Second St.

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Calling Parents of Children Age 1 Through Grade 5: Come Join Us for an EGG-cellent Time! Come to Crossroads Ministries’ Annual Easter Egg-stravanganza on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a free event for families with children ages 1 through grade 5. The activities are as follows: Games and cake walk - 10 to 11 a.m. in the gym Crafts and puppet show - 11 a.m. to noon in the church Big Easter egg hunt - Noon in the gym, rain or shine. Come for one activity or for all activities. We hope to see you there! Crossroads Ministries is located one mile south of Trax Farms overlooking Route 88. For more information, please visit our website at

Hamilton Presbyterian Church Annual Rummage Sale 2014 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. to 1p.m. Bargain priced treasures are always available. The first floor 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. 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, smell the aroma of the food that will also be for sale, including coffee, the hot dogs, kielbasa, sauerkraut, or ham barbecue. We are located in Bethel Park at 4500 Hamilton Road. For information, call the church office at 412-884-2722.

April Events at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela First United Methodist Church of Monongahela is located at 430 W. Main St. in Monongahela. For more information, call 724-258-7054 or visit Sunday April 13, 7 p.m. - Jim Sykes Organ Recital Saturday April 26, 2- 4 p.m. - 2nd Annual Spring Kids Fest - 12 science fair tables, baby animals, insects, experiments, food, door prizes, treat bags. All are welcome. Free.

April Services at Monongahela Church of the Nazarene Easter service, including the children's musical, will be Sunday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Monongahela Church of the Nazarene. Please join us. Come as you are: no church clothes required! Join us April 27 at 10:45 a.m. for a special service on hope, led by our young adults and teens. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Week Services Set at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Monongahela Sunday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - Palm Sunday services with Bishop Dorsey McConnell Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday services Friday, April 18, 7 p.m.- Good Friday services Sunday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. - Easter Sunday services. All are welcome.

Indoor Flea Market, Soup, Food and Bake Sale at Elizabeth Baptist Church The Elizabeth Baptist Church is having an indoor flea market at 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. A large variety of “treasures” will be for sale including electronics, decor, jewelry, kitchen, domestics, etc. The accompanying bake

sale will include many homemade goodies, including cakes, pies, fudge, various kinds of cookies and breads. Food available will include stuffed cabbage, haluski, and kielbasa as well as American fare and homemade soups, eat in or take out. Outdoor table space will be available for a cost of $10 (bring your own table). Any inquiries may be made at the church office at 412-3846464.

Holy Week Events at South Park’s Windover Hills UMC Palm Sunday Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Holy Week Chapel - Monday at 6:50 p.m. Holy Thursday Agape Meal - 7 p.m. (RSVP at 412-653-6899) Good Friday Worship - 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Easter Vigil - 6 p.m. Saturday Easter Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Windover Hills United Methodist Church is located at 6751 Ridge Road in South Park. You can reach us by calling 412-653-6899, or check us out on the internet at We worship on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Church school for all ages is on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Come and join us and see what new things God is doing here.

Thomas Presbyterian Church Welcomes New Pastor Thomas Presbyterian Church welcomes new Pastor the Reverend Doctor William Youmans on Palm Sunday, April 13. The community is corRev. Dr. William dially invited to Youmans attend services at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Rd., Eighty-Four.

Holy Week at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, McMurray Palm Sunday - Passion Sunday, Saturday, April 12, 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 9 and 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Our service includes Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar as we prepare for Good Friday. Good Friday, April 18 10 a.m. - Children’s Good Friday Join your children, age 3 to 2nd grade (and siblings), for this brief worship service which tells the story of Good Friday in a gentle way. We will begin in the sanctuary then move to the social hall to make a cross to wear on Easter. No registration is needed. Noon - Community Good Friday Service Clergy and choir members from local churches participate in this service of prayer, readings, and songs. 7 p.m. - Tenebrae We hear Jesus’ last words from the cross. And we are left in darkness, reflecting on our Lord’s death. Easter Sunday, April 20, 8:30 and 11 a.m. We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. There will be no Saturday worship service on April 19. For more information, call 724-9417467.

Peters Creek Presbyterian Church Kicks Off Small Groups Have you longed to belong? The truth is, everybody wants to be loved and wants to belong. That’s what 40 Days of Community is all about - helping us to become a community of people who genuinely care for each other. Join us at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, 250 Brookwood Road, Venetia, as we kick off Small Group Ministry! Small Group registration will take place after services (8:30 & 11 a.m.) on Sundays through April 6. Our program will kick off Sunday, April 27 and culminate 40 days later with Celebration Sunday, June 8. To find out more visit us at

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St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood – April Events Holy Week Service Schedule: Palm Sunday - 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (including procession of the palms) Maundy Thursday Service - 7 p.m. Vigil to begin following service Good Friday Service - 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Easter Sunday - 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Easter Fun Day, Saturday April 19, 10 a.m. – noon, is St. Peter’s annual Easter event for our children, their relatives and friends to gather for fun and fellowship and to be reminded of the real reason we celebrate Easter. There will be crafts, an Easter egg hunt, egg dyeing and a light lunch. This event is free-ofcharge and is open to all children ages 2 and above! Children are asked to bring a half-dozen hard-boiled eggs for dyeing. Bereavement Groups begins Spring Series - Our Morning and Evening Coffee bereavement groups will resume their monthly meetings. Morning Coffee meets the 2nd Thursday of April, May, and June at 10 a.m. Evening Coffee meets the 2nd Tuesday of April, May, and June at 7 p.m. Both groups meet in the Commons Room. April 18 - Babysitting will be held from 6 - 10:30 p.m. All welcome, ages 2-14. Call the office for more information at 412-884-5225. Youth Group - Will meet every other Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. with the next meeting date April 9. Come join us for fun, fellowship, food and God! Tables are now available for our Craft/ Vendor/ Flea Market to be held on Saturday, May 10. For more information, call the church office at 412-8845225. Regularly Scheduled Events: Zumba classes are held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will continue throughout the year. Georgann Siesky will teach the class, which is one hour long, for $6 per person. Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. Peter’s most every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the church, and we will put you in touch.

A.A. meets every Thursday evening at St. Peter’s starting at 7 p.m. N.A. meets every Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter’s from 12 - 2 p.m. The church is located at 4048 Brownsville Road, overlooking Brentwood Towne Center, near Rt. 51. Please call the church at 412-8845225 or visit our website

Acting Up Club to Perform ‘I Am A Friend of God’ On Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at 6 p.m., Acting Up Club will present its 22nd musical, ‘I Am a Friend of God.’ Amanda (Kennedy Morgan) is graduating from Acting Up Academy. In her graduation speech, she flashes back and shares how grade school classmate friends helped her and her two friends, Candy (Ashley Lewis) and Tiffany ( Maggie Dokmanovich), realize that being a bully is not in God’s plan. Her classmates, Johnathan (Jacob Rogers), the new kid in town, along with Izzy (Brooke Scanlon), Ivy (Kenna Tatum), Connor (Max Brauer) and Theodore (Austin Faber) are very instrumental in Amanda’s change of heart. The teacher, Mrs. Appleton (Lindsey Rojtas) and principal, Mr. Rickman (Carter Krummel) complete the cast. A 50-member chorus sings and acts out the thought provoking and fun songs. The members come from many different communities: Bethel Park, South Park, Finleyville, Jefferson Hills, Pittsburgh, West Mifflin, Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township, Canonsburg, and Upper St. Clair. This will take place at South Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5601 Library Rd. Bethel Park. All are welcome and admission is free.

9th Egg Eggstravaganza to be Held at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church The 9th Egg Eggstravaganza will be held at the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, on Sunday, April 6 from noon – 5 p.m. This year, the Eggstravaganza is being sponsored by GCU Lodge #81, local egg artists, and the St. John’s Ethnic Craft Club. Twenty-five or more egg artists will be demonstrating, displaying, and selling their particular art which will include Eastern European pysanky, Polish dropand-pull wax relief eggs, Hungarianstyle eggs, onion-skin-dyed etched or scratch type goose eggs, vinegar-etched emu eggs, tie dyed eggs, wood burned eggs, and other collectable Tiffany-style eggs. In addition to the egg artists, there will be an Egg Bazaar featuring egg dyes, beeswax, tools, books, videos, and pysanky kits for sale. Traditional items used in ethnic Easter baskets will also be available, such as embroidered covers, candles, lamb butter molds, egg wraps, parish cookbooks, and much more. There will also be Easter crafts for sale made by the St. John’s Ethnic Craft Club. Traditional Easter basket covers will also be on display. There will also be a cooking demonstration of Easter foods such as hrutka/sirets (Easter Cheese), horseradish/beets, braided long rolls, and Paska Bread design making. A parish bake sale will include long rolls (nut, apricot, poppyseed, cottage cheese), paska bread, decorated medovniki, small nut rolls, cookies, homemade candy, and many more delicious goodies.

Allen Krynicki with goose ostrich eggs.

Dee Ruckert with tye-dyed eggs

Visitors can try a hands-on workshop to learn how to decorate eggs. There will be a Children’s Corner featuring egg-related crafts, storytelling, cookie decorating, and a jigsaw puzzle area. A Raffle and Basket Raffle will also take place. A Lenten luncheon menu, including St. John’s “famous” pirohi, halushki, pagach, pirohi pizza, and soups and more will be available for purchase. There is no admission fee. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Handicapped accessible. For further information, please contact the church office 724-438-6027 (M-F, 9AM-3PM).

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SAVE THE DATE Melvin B. Bassi Golf Tournament to be Held at New Location on June 5 The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Melvin B. Bassi Golf Tournament at a new location this year, Nemacolin Country Club, on June 5. Seen here at the 2013 outing are Neil and Ryan Bassi, son and grandson of Melvin Bassi, respectively.

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Union Finley Midget Football Association 2014 Registration Come and join the Bear Nation! The Union Finley Midget Football Association is holding registration for returning and new football players and cheerleaders for the 2014 Season. New and returning player and cheerleader registration will be held on Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registrations will take place at the Ringgold Middle School cafeteria.The child’s age on the date of July 31 determines the age group he or she will be placed in. Please bring copy of birth certificate. Registration Fees: $60 Single player/cheerleader $100 Family Rate $10 Uniform Deposit per Child (deposit will be returned after equipment turn in) Registration is open to all boys and girls in the Finleyville, South Park, Monongahela, Donora, Elrama,Thomas Jefferson, Bethel Park, Peters Township, and Nottingham Township communities. Tiny Mite (flag) is for 5-6-7 year olds, Termites (tackle) is for 7-8-9-year-olds, Mighty Mites is for 10-11-year -olds, and Midgets is for 12-13-year-olds, for both football and cheerleading. The league provides all equipment and uniforms. Union Finley has been successfully competing in the Mon Valley Midget Football League for 39 years.This program has been and continues to be a successful feeder program for the surrounding school districts from which the players from Union Finley represent. Many graduates of this program have gone on to be members of WPIAL and state championship teams for their school districts. We look forward to having you join our organization. Should you have any questions, please contact Jeana Quattrone-Resnik, President U.F.M.F.A, at 724554-6066.We hope to see you at registration! Join us on Facebook: Union Finley Midget Football Association. 43 April 2014 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER —————————————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————————

Mon Valley YMCA Swim Teams Compete in Various Championship Competitions

The Mon Valley YMCA Swim Team participated in the Novice Championship on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Somerset High School. The novice swimmers (8 and under) are: Top Row Standing: Coach Kelly Yurkovich; Coach Heidi Pergola Second Row from Top: Karlee Gabadlo; Lily Gebadlo; Haley Lutz; Dylan Gabadlo Third Row down from the top: Caitlyn Bookamyer; Emily Doleno; Delaney Pergola; Anastasia Georgagis; Sarah Luttringer Bottom Row: Niko Georgagis; Sal Punturiero; Emma Lusk; Brooke Yurkovich; Shannon Lutz

Ringgold’s Jake Conroy Takes 1st Place in Wresting Tournament

The Mon Valley YMCA Swim Team will be swimming at Penn State the weekend of March 21-23; 2014. The following are the state swimmers for the Mon Valley YMCA: Top Row (l-r): Kaylee Kassa; Kaitlyn Lusk; Emma Sprowls; Coach Kelly Yurkovich Bottom Row (l-r): Jocelyn Stoffel; Anastasia Georgagis; Hailey Yurkovich Missing from picture: Levi Gebadlo and Sean Kwansy

Jake Conroy (on left)

The Mon Valley YMCA Swim Team participated in the Western PA B Championships at California University of PA on March 1, 2014. Pictured are: Top Row (l-r): Alexis Smitley; Hailey Lusk; Taylor LaFlash; Mackenna Bookmyer; Athena Georgagis Bottom Row (l-r): Paige Doleno; Peyton LaFlash; Caitlyn Bookamyer; Alexa Leonetti; Taylor Leonetti Missing from picture: Darrion Allensworth; Haley Lutz; Shannon Lutz; Danika Evans

The Mon Valley YMCA Swim Team swam at Youngstown State University the weekend of March 7-9, 2014. The following are the district swimmers for the Mon Valley YMCA. Top Row (l-r): Coach Kelly Yurkovich; Jocelyn Stoffel; Hailey Yurkovich; Lena Galilei; Autumn Lusk; Kaylee Kassa; Jordon Miller and Coach Kristen Bates Bottom Row (l-r): Anastasia Georgagis; Andrea Kassa; Kaitlyn Lusk and Nathan FerrenceMissing from picture: Levi Gebadlo; Sean Kwasny and Emma Sprowls

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Jake Conroy from Ringgold took first place in the 6 and under, 65 lb. weight bracket at the Area IV PA Wrestling Junior Olympics at Cannon Macmillan High School. Jake took gold by defeating his opponent from Trinity by a 16-1 major decision.

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After School Science

Visit to Donora Smog Museum

Art Supplies Donated Pictured is 5th grader Nakiyah Johnson looking at memorabilia.

Pictured is 2nd grader Grace Glaspey and mother Danielle Glaspey.

Clairton parents participated in science projects in an after-school activity to get parents involved in the new science curriculum. Teachers at each grade level K-6 presented hands-on activities that students and parents worked on together. Teachers also provided background information and what the new expectations are for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments and Keystone Exams. Incentives were provided to participants from donations made from The Clairton Athletic Champions Club and staff members.

Black History Feast

Pictured with Kevin Caudle are Mr. Joel Panach (art teacher) and students Zach Loera, Jackie Miles, Easton Cannon and Lauren Moore.

Kevin Caudle from the Marriot Springhill Suites in West Mifflin visited Clairton High School on February 20 to present the art department with art products and supplies valued at over $500. Clairton Middle/High School partnered with the Springhill Suites in a program called the Save Art! Partnership; through the partnership, supplies were either donated or purchased through cash donations.

Clairton CASTLE students explored the Donora Smog Museum in an effort to learn more about air quality and how air quality effects people every day. With the help of Sense of Place Learning students visited the museum, watched several presentations, and asked questions to the presenters. Many students were interested in using information provided at the museum for their science projects.

Read Across America

Mentoring Our Young Men

Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Shana Mignogna and Che'Zhon Fuqua take time out from celebrating during the Black History Feast to pose for a quick picture.

The ‘Reaching the Reachable’ mentoring organization brought 8 men, all with ties to the community, to Clairton High School to talk to male students in grades 9-12. The students and mentors went into small groups and the basic premise was to show young men positive role models from their own community.

Pictured with Sergeant Carozza are Mrs. Ward's 2nd grade students.

Pictured are Kirk Bruce, John Moore, and junior Ryan Williams.

City of Clairton Sergeant Jim Carozza was one of many guest readers that visited Clairton Elementary School for Dr. Seuss Week /Read Across America Week.

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‘Dr. Seuss Cafe’

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Moore Receives Extra Effort Award At the monthly school board meeting junior Dani Moore was recognized by the board for receiving the Steel Center Vocational Technical School Extra Effort Award for the 2nd quarter. The Extra Effort Award recipients are chosen by shop instructors each quarter for their demonstration of outstanding attitude, work ethics, attendance and dependability.

Pictured with The Cat in the Hat (Senior Breanne Shaw) is kindergartener Joseph Massaro.

Dr. Seuss Week/ Read Across America Week concluded with a joint effort from Clairton Elementary and Clairton Middle/High School. They presented the "Dr. Seuss Café," where older students read each kindergarteners choice of classic Dr. Seuss books and were treated to a special visit from The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss-themed cupcakes provided by Gabriela Maurizio. Throughout the week the middle/high school students also presented each kindergarten classroom with Dr. Seuss-themed learning stations. This is the 2nd year for the "Dr. Seuss Café," and will continue to be a yearly tradition.

Pictured are (l-r): Dr. Ginny Hunt, Ed.D., Superintendent; Dani Moore; mother Kathleen Moore; School Board President Richard Livingston; and father Dan Moore.

Celebrating Black History

Third grader Carmen Breegle plays guitar to celebrate the conclusion of February Black History Month during the Black History Performance and Feast.

Dinkins Visits Clairton High School On March 12, Super Bowl Champion, college coach, and educational speaker Darnell Dinkins of Dynamite Sports visited Clairton High School to provide an hour-long seminar titled "Guiding the College Bound Athlete" to students in grades 8-12. The seminar educated parents about NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility requirements, athletic scholarships, and the college recruiting process. The main focus was to teach students and families how to be proactive in the recruiting process and setting a gameplay for success.

Upcoming Events at St. Elizabeth School St. Elizabeth Preschool invites you to our preschool preview called “Planting the Seeds of Learning.” Join us on Thursday, April 10 from 9:30- 11 a.m. Those unable to attend the daytime program can visit our preschool in the evening between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Our preschool staff, Mrs. Susan Lydon, preschool teacher, and Mrs. Luann Hain and Mrs. Barb VanWormer, preschool aides, will all be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. Please RSVP to 412-881-2958 to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Lydon at hope you can come to see how we “plant the seeds of learning!” St. Elizabeth Kindergarten invites you to our kindergarten preview called “Kindergarten Round-Up.” Kindergarten parents and children can experience the fun of our kindergarten program through learning center activities. Please join us on Thursday, April 10 from 6:30- 8 p.m. in our kindergarten classrooms. Our kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Lisa Jarosh and Mrs. Patti Ferreri, will be there to answer your questions. RSVP to 412-881-2958 to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, email Mrs. Ferreri at We hope you can come!

Pictured are (l-r): 8th grader JustinDavenport, Darnell Dinkins, 8th grader Koytt Hall, and 11th grader James Hines.

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Ringgold Middle School Participates in MATHCOUNTS

RHS Students Band Together on Rare Disease Day

Pictured are (l-r): Kneeling: Jackson O’Connor. Front row: Aaron Lunn; Nick Kolano; John Carlo Lignelli; Trent Gerard and Emily Drake. Back row: Antonio Lucci; Sarah Ott; Mackenzie Miller and Andrew Hrycko.

These students from Ringgold High School banded together in support of Zack and Matt Baynham’s nephew, Ethan, on Rare Disease Day 2014. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Last year Zack put together a poster board explaining Glutaric Acidemia Type 1 (the genetic disorder Ethan was born with) and handmade blue jean ribbons for the students and teachers to wear. Everyone that made a donation received a ribbon. This year the outcome was nearly doubled, raising $500 that is being donated to the Clinic For Special Children, the non-profit organization where Ethan receives his care.

Trent Gerard qualifies for states.

The Ringgold Middle School Team is comprised of John Carlo Lignelli, Sarah Ott, Mackenzie Miller and Emily Drake.

Sarah Ott wins a prize for being the top-scoring female mathlete.

On February 15, 2014, the Ringgold Middle School participated in the MATHCOUNTS competition at Washington & Jefferson College. Ten Ringgold middle schoolers competed as individuals, with four of them representing Ringgold in the team competition. Sarah Ott received a $50 cash prize for being the top- scoring female mathlete and Trent Gerard earned the right to compete at the state level, coming in 6th in the countdown round. 47 April 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER ——————————————————————————————————————————

Home & Garden Tips And Tools For Your Spring Cleanup (NAPS)—Investing a little time and effort in selecting the right tools and techniques when it comes to your spring yard cleanup can make the process quicker, easier and greener. For starters, homeowners should be aware that advances in battery technology are making it possible for the performance of cordless tools to match that of their gas-powered counterparts. Thanks to a new wave of battery-powered tools, such as the OREGON 40V MAX* Cordless Tool System, homeowners no longer have to sacrifice power for convenience. And be?cause these tools produce zero emissions, battery-powered tools boast a huge environmental benefit over gas-powered tools. To help make your cleanup easier—and greener—the experts at OREGON offer these tips: • Choose the right tools. For instance, battery-powered tools start instantly, making it easy to tackle any yard task as soon as spring is here. With battery-powered tools, you’ll be ready with a simple charge of the battery. • Clean up the yard. Remove leaves and winter debris from lawn and shrub planting areas before new growth starts. Inspect trees and shrubs for winter damage, then use a saw to trim damaged limbs back to the nearest healthy bud. Lightweight, cordless chain saws and pole saws can be excellent tools for this kind of task. They’re also handy to have on hand for cleanup after spring storms.

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• Prune trees and shrubs at the right time for maximum leaf growth. Most shrubs and ground covers are best pruned in early spring, before they start to grow. A pole saw, such as OREGON’s new PS250, makes it easy to trim out-of-reach branches without the use of a ladder. • Keep grass trimmed to ward off weeds and summer drought. Cut lawns low and reestablish edges along shrub beds, walks and driveways in early spring. Allow your lawn to grow taller as it enters late spring or summer to improve drought stress. The convenience offered by battery-powered trimmers can help make it easier for homeowners to achieve a well-trimmed lawn. • Be a better neighbor. Compared to their gas-powered counterparts, cordless tools are low noise and quiet between cuts. And no gas means no pollution-producing exhaust emissions. To learn more about battery-powered tools and see what ?products are available, visit *Fully charged battery voltage measured without a workload is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36 or 37 depending on battery used.

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From Floor to Fixtures: Top Spring Home Decor Trends Add Style and Personality (BPT) - The top home decor trends of spring 2014 take a fresh approach to traditional design elements to create an aesthetic that is fresh. The trends are easily accessible, so anyone can update their space with a few tips. Carpet More homeowners are seeking the beauty, comfort and safety that carpet provides, making it a top flooring trend for spring 2014 and beyond. What types of carpet are popular?"New soft fibers," says Vickie Gilstrap, director of design services for The Dixie Group, a top U.S. carpet manufacturer. "Consumers went away from wall-to-wall carpet, as hard surface flooring gained in popularity. Then, people began to miss the softness and warmth of carpet. Carpet absorbs sound, making homes quieter, and traps dust at the base of the carpet fibers so that dust doesn't circulate in the room air.- The soft fibers give us a reason to put carpet down again." She is also seeing increased interest in "mixed-media" carpet styles - with hi-lustre and low-lustre yarns used in the same carpet. Carpet is healthy, too. People with allergies or other sensitivities can choose carpet as a way to improve indoor air quality. A recent study supports previous findings that carpet, when effectively cleaned, traps allergens and other particles, resulting in less dust, dander and airborne contaminants escaping into the air. For more information, visit

Color Thoughtful use of color in home design is a top trend for 2014. "Colors are getting warmer," notes Gilstrap. "Taupe is the bridge color taking us from gray to browner tones. Warm pinks are returning, as well as warmer greens like moss and olive - even apple." Keep in mind adding personality to a space through use of warm color doesn't necessarily require a complete interior overhaul. Consider incorporating spring colors using accent pieces. It's easy to switch up pillows, throws or artwork without investing a lot of time or money. Texture and pattern This spring, more homeowners are using textures and patterns to make a visual statement through design. Strategic use of texture and patterns can highlight certain interior spaces, manipulate the light within the room and influence scale. Blending both adds visual interest and helps homeowners create a unique space to call their own. "Layering of pattern and texture - in floors, walls, upholstery, window treatments - gives a more individualized feel," says Gilstrap. Scared of mixing patterns and textures? She suggests placing patterns on stairs or in hallways. If big and bold patterns aren't your taste, consider sticking to small, neutral patterns that can be a subtle way to add visual interest and design complexity to interior spaces.

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Save Green Indoors and Out with Energy-efficient Home Upgrades

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(BPT) - If you're one of these people, you can help save some green for the planet, as well as your hard-earned cash, by making energy efficient upgrades throughout your home. Helping the world stay green gained traction with the first Earth Day held March 22, 1970, as declared by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. As a nation, much has been accomplished with the environmental movement, yet there are also easy things you can do at home to "go green" and save money at the same time. Here are some tips for home energy efficiency upgrades indoors and out. • Cool efficiently: When it comes to home energy bills, heating and cooling accounts for as much as half of the average home's utility costs, according to Get ready for the hottest days of summer by tuning up your heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system so it's operating efficiently. Change your HVAC filters regularly. In addition, if your cooling system is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with one that has a Seasonal Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 20.00 for better savings. Trane's XL20i, for example, can mean a savings of up to 60 percent on your annual cooling costs - that's cool cash in your pocket. • Programmable temperature controls: A programmable HVAC control can reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent compared to traditional nonprogrammable thermostats. Today's HVAC control systems, like the Trane ComfortLink II Control, now monitor

indoor and outdoor temperatures, plus home energy use over time, to help you manage energy and comfort even further. • Conserve water: Remember, water isn't free. Indoors, lower water bills by installing low-flow water fixtures including toilets, showerheads and faucets. Outdoors, add a water-saving spigot for the garden hose. To avoid water evaporation, water your plants early or late in the day, and when your green lawn starts to grow, don't mow too low. If you have lawn sprinklers, double check that they are set to water grass and shrubbery instead of the driveway or sidewalk. Rather than hose down your deck to clean it, save water by sweeping instead. • Lighting: About 10 percent of the energy your home uses goes to lighting costs, according to - in fact, by just replacing five of your home's most frequently used lights with energy efficient ENERGY STAR bulbs, you could save $75 a year in energy costs. Compared with traditional incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescents can yield as much as 75 percent energy savings and last six times longer. You can save even more energy and wasted heat by switching to LEDs. Outdoor lights using CFLs or LEDS save energy, too, so look for ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures designed for outdoor use. By taking these steps, you can help make the world a little greener, keep your home a little greener, and save even more green where it really hits home - in your wallet.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




UNION TOWNSHIP Nicholas Hanzivasilis Estate of Mildred Liss Estate of Edward Zifchak

JJS&C LLC Mary Wisniewski Walter Zwirek estate

Ryan Brain

Elizabeth Allison

2281 Route 88 $65,000 308 Garvin Road $90,000 3497 Orchard Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,048). 3497 Orchard Ave. $118,000

FINLEYVILLE Lindsey Tiberio Hanlon Ellen Brawdy

Stephen Telego Jr. and Emily Telego Nicole Dooley

3500 Frye Ave. 3488 Lincoln Ave.

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$184,000 $75,000

MONONGAHELA George Heckman Joshua Colich MST Trust

Lori Spina Clear Fork Royalty 2 L.P. David and Debra Ashton

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 William Tonti Jr.

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 Jason McCormick

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

$17,500 $49,900 $122,000 $85,000 $150,000 $2,200 $142,500

UNION TOWNSHIP Joseph Balint Estate of Jean Mondell Linda Cole

Randy Santina Jonathan Madaras Carl Hanford

24 Victoria Drive 5054 Don St. 12 Meadow View Place

$175,000. $65,000. $110,000.



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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller FINLEYVILLE David Recker MONONGAHELA Brian Lloyd Arthur Clawson Jeffrey Klinger James Simboli David Sowden Wayne Ham Masood Tayebi trustee Leonard Roman II Estate of George Kevin Gatalica NEW EAGLE Futura Park Dev Inc. Bucci Enterprises Inc. Sherri Beal Fogiato CARROLL TOWNSHIP Rowene Vogenberger Jayne DeSantis Tricia Levander EH Pooled 1012 L.P. Shirley Skvarek Paul Barna Jr. Enrico Colagiovanni US Bank NA ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP 231 Arrowhead Dr Trust Greenbriar Investment Co. LLC Estate of Lillian Puckey HKP Metals Inc. Roy Kelly Nellie Frances Colonna




Don Bick Inc.

Washington St.


Brian Lloyd Turoson Group LLC Kyle Shannon and Maria Rossi Judith Chergi Earl and Constance Hemphill Frank Gibbons Alliance Real Estate Investments LLC Mark Carper Jr. Lumsden Property LLC

344 Dry Run Road $40,000 697 E. Main St. $10,000 804 Maple Drive $114,000 500 Parkinson St. $49,900 416 Grandview Ave. $154,500 424 Otis St. $109,900 622 West St. $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $13,678). 450 Wisconsin St. $30,900 106 First Ave. $33,000

Village Riverview LLC Village Riverview LLC Kelly Nichole Talaga

39 Crestview Estates 101 Eagle Point Drive 174 Seventh Ave.

Matthew and Lynn Smelser Mark and Barbara Ann Wyvratt Thomas Villella Jr. Daniel Lynn Foust Sean Seykoski Roger Wineland Joseph and Jeannette Lodovici Richard Wyne and Michelle Segen

148 Country Club Road 28 Lasalle St. 991 SR 837 6 Cracker Jack Road 76 Craven Drive 60 Carroll Way 119 Crestview Manor 202 Donora Road

Bill Kirschmann Elliott and Jennifer Gill Nancy and Robert Sanutelli GPS Metals Inc. David Kelly Alexandra Armstrong and Scott Prontiker

231 Arrowhead Drive 176 Broadlawn Drive 1245 Penn Vista St. 301 Wide Drive 6102 Roslyn St. 223 Duncan Station Road

$625,000 $250,000 $190,500 $185,000 $8,000 $35,900 $10,000 $150,000 $244,600 $132,500 $7,000 by sheriff's deed. $65,000 $119,900 $30,000 $400,000 $57,500 $75,900

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller Ron Smith et al. Estate of Etta Mae Halle ELIZABETH BOROUGH Bank America NA FORWARD TOWNSHIP Estate of Henry Cletus Shifflett Estate of Charles Mathers Beneficial Mortgage Co. Pennsylvania Kirk White Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. CLAIRTON Thomas Braddock William Rasbornick Reginald Dixon Three Rivers Properties Inc. trustee Paul Demilio Ethel Eschelbacher Vivian Joyce Pishok SOUTH PARK Glenn Richards Justin Anthony Wojton Roy Dreshman Jr. Bank New York Mellon trustee Gerald Matthews Household Finance Cons. Discount Co. BETHEL PARK Ryan Fisher Northwest Savings Bank Estate of Shirley Mae Wurst Richard Eberhart Richard Shuminsky Lori Cancilla Winseck al Philip Webb Adam Menzies Kathleen Perla et al. Richard Papp Kristin Schmersal Stayer Mary Gail Short Sherry Mager Estate of Thomas Demars Karen Stofesky Howard Roehm Estate of Gary Richard Kish Federal National Mortgage Assn. Rudolph Berty II Nancy Richert Estate of James Ponce Estate of Margaret Elizabeth Houghton Kevin Haunn David Klink Estate of Patricia Ann Plachecki Elmer Hensler et al. Joan Arch James Allen Younghans BRENTWOOD Nicolette Yavanof et al. Pittsburgh Landmark Group LLC Richard Krainak Christen Bosh Steven Rock et al. Albert Bacvinskas Estate of Jean Yevick Adelina Postoyalkina Christopher Ronald Korintus US Bank NA trustee Corey Walker International Real Estate Consult. LLC BALDWIN TOWNSHIP Estate of Patricia Russman Jean McWhorter trustee

Buyer Shantal and Jeffrey Baldensperger Celena Dyer

Address 802 Golfview Drive 2721 Greenock Buena Vista Road

Billy Ray Locklear & Vanessa Dawn Harrison Lock l806 Sixth Ave.

Price $175,000 $16,000

Finleyville Community Center Hall rental available for up to 100 persons


193 Realty LLC Sylvester and Dorothy Skrinjorich Lisa Robertson and Carl Jones II Bank New York Mellon Trust Co. NA trustee Adam Brown

Rainbow Run Road Route 136 Roberts Hollow Road 4638 Williamsport Road 2406 Manown Hollow Road 1217 Prospect St.

$8,500 $10,000 $47,000 $4,311 by sheriff's deed. $110,000

Casondra McGinty Global Premier Asset Servicing Inc. Ohio Valley Investment Properties LLC TI Long Term Holdings 1 LLC Guy Benack and Denise Neback TI Long Term Holdings 1 LLC Scott Taylor

925 Miller Ave. 421 Caldwell St. 126 N. Third St. 879 Miller Ave. 415 Wylie Ave. 809 St. Clair Ave. 1024 Worthington Ave.

$6,500 $7,500 $7,300 $38,000 $2,000 $33,000 $38,000

Bank New York Mellon trustee Twin Property Solutions LLC Duck Properties LLC KRP Development L.P. Christopher and Rachel Recker Mark and Teresa Vietmeier

996 Holly Lynne Drive 6582 Zupancic Drive 1167 Thomas Ave. 996 Holly Lynne Drive 2028 Suzanne Drive 2378 Stewart Road

$1,866 by sheriff's deed. $101,000 $65,500 $113,000 $189,600 $173,000

Jason and Katrina Sink JSCR Properties LLC Amy Tullys Jamie Smoker and Ryan Travis Gary Young Judith Geidel and Albert Geidel III US Bank NA trustee Rachael Armstrong Mark Echard Jennifer O'Donnell Thomas and Megan Archer James and Phyllis Wilding David and Erin Klink Bryan and Tiffany Driscoll Gregory and Sara Murtaugh Timothy and Tracie Sohyda Kenneth and Marlene Creech Beckurt Properties Inc. David and Pamela Goncar Lance DelMastro EZ Rentals LLC Justin and Tina Trocano Rocco Paul Spartano Bryan Slotten Daniel and Nancy Makowski Christopher Barton Jr. Walter and Sandra Gregg Santel Landscaping & Design Inc.

5425 California Ave. 512 Chessbriar Drive 5549 Clarene Drive 780 Greenhaven Drive 5030 Hartlin Drive 1053 Logan Road 185 Old Village Lane 733 Rolling Green Drive 115 Stuart St. 505 Timberidge Drive 1012 Willow Glen Drive 55 Highland Road 121 Sandstone Court 2652 Santa Barbara Drive 5742 Villa Haven Drive 369 Winfred Manor Drive 27 Alton Drive 2310 Casswell Drive 5931 Murdock Ave. 901 Vista Glen Drive 940 Vista Glen Drive 5633 Willow Terrace Drive 1219 Cobblewood Drive 5858 Dublin Road 53 Highland Road Unit 107 1576 Holly Hill Drive 502 Maywood Drive 5410 Progress Blvd.

$192,500 $72,500 $94,000 $150,400 $238,500 $110,000 $1,668 by sheriff's deed. $227,500 $37,000 $106,400 $157,500 $141,500 $289,000 $134,620 $284,000 $196,000 $112,000 $74,200 $145,000 $140,000 $105,000 $116,000 $175,000 $159,000 $119,500 $107,000 $125,000 $185,000

Mark Barber Yael Dor Paul Sandusky John Kaufman III and Samantha Kaufman Steven Rock et al. and Pamela Rock Joseph and Mary Anne Hetra Robert and Renee Kane Deneen Bargiel Matthew May Aaron Ricelli James Mancini and Samantha Wojtkowski Anna Martin

2936-2940 Churchview Ave. $58,000 2920 Glendale Ave. $53,000 3919 Lawnview Ave. $62,500 212 Wainwright Ave. $105,000 247 Wainwright Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $68,700). 3923 Brownsville Road $82,000 2800 Clermont Ave. $30,000 60 Pointview Road $76,000 3903 Theresa St. $84,000 3936 Cloverlea St. $55,200 220 Kaufman Ave. $121,000 127 Van Wyck Ave. $87,000

Stephen and Jamie Jackson Angela Enick

851 Rolling Rock Road 2761 Cedric Ave.

$137,000 $88,200

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Is Your Home Prepared for Warmer Weather? (StatePoint) There are numerous ways to keep your home cool and bills low this summer. After a few months off, it is vital to check that your air conditioning system is still working in an efficient and optimal manner. If you have a central air conditioning system, you might want to have your system checked by an HVACR professional. Be sure to shop around for special deals, which are not difficult to find for seasonal preventive maintenance. Understand however, that the proficiency of HVACR technicians differs greatly. When searching for the right HVACR technicians for your home, one way to make certain that the job will be done properly and effectively is by hiring a professional certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the nation’s largest independent, non-profit certification body for HVACR technicians. Once a NATE certified HVACR technician has inspected your system for efficiency, there are a number of things you can do to keep energy bills low: • Clean your air filters. Check them every couple of weeks and change them at least twice in the season, or as directed by the manufacturer. • Don’t obstruct airflow around air conditioner units -- keep them clear of plants and debris. • Raise the thermostat about five degrees, because each degree you raise the thermostat will save you a percentage off your cooling energy bill. • Compare energy bills from last year. If your costs have significantly increased, simply contact a qualified HVACR technician -- they can help determine the source of the problem. . For substantive results, proper installation, service and maintenance are important too. So do yourself a favor -- request the service of a NATEcertified technician. In order to locate a contractor that employs certified technicians, look for the NATE logo or go to


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller


BALDWIN BOROUGH Federal National Mortgage Assn. Joseph and Lori Rutter David Kimmick Rewath Neopaney et al. and Lok Neopaney Stefan Wassick US Bank NA trustee Palma Kastlemeyer Michael Nicola and Deborah Anke James Brandyberry US Bank NA trustee Matthew Monheim Timothy and Warren Scheifele James Foster trustee Adam Wheeler Gregory Knipling Mark Loebach and Laura Marsico Gary Dean Eboni Carter and Sean Cooley Georgios Papachristou Joshua Iachini Lynn Ann Garafola Laura Smith Estate of Virginia Carlini David Alan and Rachel Trout Andrew Shotter Holly and Gregory DeLuca Estate of John Yantz Marc Dlugos Anthony Merlock Matthew Zalar Carl Johnson Jr. Charles Roberts Estate of Margaret Taylor Michael Skarada Holly Hill Development Corp. NVR Inc. WHITEHALL John Tansky David Bauer Estate of Janet Roth James Ritter Northwest Savings Bank ETY Realty Holdings LLC Estate of Charles Stefko Stanley Henry Randal Colaizzi et al. Lori Buckman and Alexandra Marquette Estate of Edward Sienkiewicz Rick and Claudia Ruffing Whitehall Place L.P. Whitehall Townhomes L.P. JEFFERSON HILLS Gloria Krawczyk trustee Adam and Daphne Duncan Maronda Homes Inc. Liming Yuan and Jun Xiong Maronda Homes Inc. Deron Stock and Carrie Buckiso Stock Jeffrey Metzger Ian and Lauren Moffitt Lorelei Lantz Robin Lyons Envioronmentally Sound Enterp. LLC NVR Inc. Jeffrey Popovic Haley Kelly Environmentally Sound Enterp. LLC NVR Inc. Ronald Howard Smith Charles and Deberah Honeywell

Address 5129 Curry Road 5153 Elmwood Drive 503 Steiner St. 1007 Towervue Drive 2813 Waterman Ave. 5657 Fifth St. 835 Agnew Road 2727 Custer Ave. 302 Mary St. 1614 Michael Drive Unit 102H 607 Penn St. Streets Run Road 191 Travis Drive 3302 Vernon Ave. 5503 Brownsville Road 1800 Michael Drive 641 Brinwood Ave. 1109 Towervue Drive 5345 Greenridge Drive 4325 Frank St. 4733 Doverdell Drive 649 Greenlee Road 3127 Bel Air Drive 820 Frank St. Prospect Road

Price $203,000 $135,000 $1,659 by sheriff's deed. $82,900 $1,745 by sheriff's deed. $77,475 $85,000 $54,000 $73,500 $192,500 $105,000 $15,000 $133,000 $45,000 $55,000 $192,500 $87,700 $39,000 $94,000 $82,000 $91,000 $160,000 $45,000 $196,500 $500,000

314 Gill Hall Road $346,000 121 Retriever Lane $273,989 132 Retriever Lane $279,260 114 Vine St. $129,900 1320 Walton Road $22,500 Washigton Drive $42,000 106 Neilson Drive $99,000 Washington Drive $42,000 2025 Whitfield Lane $15,000 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $51,600) by sheriff's deed. 5024 Dana Drive $230,900 146 Coal Valley Road $50,000 1610 Gill Hall Road $291,000

Zokaites Properties L.P. Taryn and Cynthia Splenda Megan Rakoczy Kraus Donn Troetschel Phillip Laux David Knapp PLEASANT HILLS Federal National Mortgage Assn. Michael Calla 255 Nantucket Drive Kevin Cusick et al. Christopher and Erin Hrizo 357 Temona Drive Gioacchino Mutone Geoffrey Puchalski and Jill Harlacher 379 Toura Drive David Enick Nicole Coles 293 Ben Til Drive Housing & Urban Development Courtney Giel 349 Grace St. Pittsburgh Investment Group 6 Marc Bosco 206 Coleen Drive Rebecca Peterson Walter Bronder 217 Oakcrest Lane Peter Stipanovich trustee Robert and Nora Jeannotte 226 Crestview Drive Irving Selsley Maris Ferguson Germansky 332 W. Bruceton Road PETERS TOWNSHIP Estate of Verna Sippel Michael Williams 530 E. McMurray Road Eldon Scott Larsen Jennifer and Jonathan Nanz 188 Gateshead Drive Steven Hirsh Ryan and Jenna Powell 242 King Richard Drive Val Bianco Tri River Design & Construction Inc. 308 Village Green Drive Randall Stonemark Maxim Construction LLC 207 Braun Drive Vernie Altobelli Kristin Stayer 113 Brooke Drive 113 Estate of Clifford Erwin Bergmann Jeanne Raffaele 314 Center Church Road Gregory Heath Paul and J Rebecca Caimano 101 Colony Circle Eddy Land Co. Mark and Susan Poljak 714 Crosswinds Drive McMurray Towne Centre LLC EJH Land LLC 601 E. McMurray Road Justin Robinson Corey Robinson 138A&B Evergreen Drive Sandra Wasik Michael and Kathleen Buczkowski 120 Kimber Drive Patricia Robinson Wilsto Enterprises L.P. 116 S. Heide Lane Peters Twp Land Co. LLC Joseph and Susanne Deegan 114 Tanglewood Drive Stephen Struebing Elizabeth and Jeffrey Tonarelli 126 Alexander Drive Robina Harris Mark Huckabee Jr. and Leigh Huckabee 970 Church Hill Road Jamison Dixon RAC Closing Services LLC 308 Fox Run Drive RAC Closing Services LLC Kimberly Abt and Evelyn Miller 308 Fox Run Drive NVR Inc. William Carter and Christina Nowak 172 Iron Run Road David Moritz Justabout Development LLC Justabout Road Lee Clarence Doty Douglas and Susan Ashe 114 Roscommon Place NVR Inc. Jeffrey Hugh and Deana Ann Giuliani 673 Scenic Ridge Drive Leslie Quatrini trustee Brian and Elaine Fitzgerald 522 Valley Brook Road Lauren Naumoff Cynthia Hofbauer 200 Boxwood Court Wadwell Group NVR Inc. Cortland Drive Larry Jones Jared and Leslie Ciferno 115 Old Oak Road Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit

$41,000 $239,900 $184,500 $219,900 $75,000 $205,500 $180,200 $169,900 $129,900 $65,000 $317,300 $386,000 $100,000 $145,000 $144,000 $110,000 $450,000 $475,777 $1,800,000 $50,000 $139,000 $152,500 $190,000 $319,000 $388,000 $476,500 $460,000 $384,470 $1,500,000 $210,000 $521,395 $150,000 $225,000 $93,000 $8,500

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Inspect Home Fencing to Ensure Your Home's Safety and Security (BPT) - Weather extremes are brutal on exterior landscaping. Rain, snow, wind and temperature variances all take a toll, especially on residential fencing. Rain accelerates rust and wood-rot, and ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment. Gate misalignment - as well as rusty, metal hinges and latches - can lead to gates that no longer close securely. These conditions can be dangerous or even deadly if ignored. Weakened or damaged fencing can open up your property to unwanted intruders. Now's the time to inspect fencing, gates and gate hardware around your property to ensure all are in good working condition. Selecting the right gate hardware can easily solve most of these problems. Innovative gate hinges and latches by D&D Technologies are made of super strong engineering polymers that will not rust, are adjustable, self-lubricating and include high-grade stainless steel mounting hardware. They require little or no maintenance over the years and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. You can update your gates so that they are self-closing and self-latching, improve their security and overall look, in just a few minutes with these unique products. D&D latches feature built-in key locks, which eliminate the hassles and extra cost of a separate padlock or pull-string. The company's TrueClose hinges have a builtin self-closing spring that is tension adjustable for different gate weights with a twist of a screwdriver and eliminates those dangerous and unsightly external springs. These products are simple to install, and some models include easy vertical and horizontal adjustments, which help keep gates properly aligned for secure closing, years after the products are installed. Fences protect children and pets from danger - whether they're designed to keep

toddlers out of swimming pools or to keep children and pets in the yard, away from busy traffic. Properly working gates can also reduce homeowners' liability. Even if your fence has been erected primarily to define your property line, access gates that don't close or latch properly are ineffective. When was the last time you checked each gate around your property? "In our research, we found that when homeowners consider their fencing needs, rusty metal gate hardware that no longer functions properly was their No. 1 concern," says D&D Technologies' Senior Vice President Jim Paterson. "Most homeowners are not aware that rust-free and adjustable gate hardware is available." If you have a pool or spa, or want to prevent children from opening any gate, D&D's MagnaLatch is specifically designed for these situations. It meets all international swimming pool barrier codes and is endorsed by many safety experts. "Now is a great time to ensure that your fences and gates are functioning properly and are protected from rust, a destructive force that can render gate hardware useless," says Paterson. "Common gate latches are inexpensive and function fine when new. However, as soon as rust sets in, these latches no longer close without manual assistance. A quick inspection - and if needed - the minutes spent installing new gate hardware, can help protect your family and property, increasing security and decreasing liability." D&D's rust-free gate hardware is available through fencing contractors and also direct to consumers under the Stanley or National Hardware brand through Lowe's and other hardware retailers. For more information, visit, e-mail or call (800) 716-0888, ext. 292.


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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 lunch program will continue as usual with blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. – noon performed by a nurse from Caring Mission followed by a delicious lunch prepared at the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by several faithful volunteers to our center to be enjoyed by all. Our program will continue with our entertainment for the day: April 10 - Nancy Brown from the SNAP Program. Come and solve the mystery of this program. April 24 - Malisa from the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission New guests are always welcomed. All that is needed is a phone call to Erma Grego at 724-941-6956, as reservations are acquired. Birthdays for April are Doris Butterworth, Don Henderson, Eileen Higbee and Mary Sawezszyn. We wish all the health and happiness from all. Anniversary congratulations go out to Johanna and Frank Buri.


Mon Valley YMCA Introduces Silver&Fit® Classes The Mon Valley YMCA is now offering Silver&Fit® classes. Silver&Fit® is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. It provides eligible members with low-cost fitness memberships and older adult-oriented group exercise classes, through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver&Fit® is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Networks Incorporated. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit® and you would like more information about Silver&Fit® classes, please contact the Mon Valley YMCA at 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela or call 724-483-8077. You may also visit Silver&Fit at Silver&Fit® is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

PITTSBURGH EYE INSTITUTE Doctor Thomas Findlan & Staff are happy to announce that Pittsburgh Eye Institute & Black and Gold Optical Shop have moved to our NEW site at

1675 State Route 51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 We are at the red light across from the Large Hotel and between Huntington Bank and Slater Funeral Home. FREE PARKING.

New Location

We look forward to seeing you, please call for an appointment.

New Telephone: 412-382-7155

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Recent Local Death Notices BURNS, Iris J., 80, of Finleyville, died March 14. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. CARTER, Harry, 88, of Finleyville, died March 7. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. CASKE, Baldina C., 90, of Bethel Park, died March 10. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CEPAITIS, Pete, Jr., 87, of Monongahela, died February 26. Arrangements by Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CLOSE, Inez Hughes, 88, of Whitehall, died March 15. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. COLVIN, Harold “Pap”, 91, of Fallowfield Township, died February 24. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. COOK, Joyce S., 73, of Donora, died February 7. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. CREIGHTON, Anna M., 98, of Bentleyville, died February 22. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. CURRAN, Isabel, 91, of Whitehall, died February 24. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DeWALT, Elaine, 88, of Whitehall, died March 12. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DOWNER, Harriett A., 90, of Waynesburg, formerly of Monongahela, died February 27. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi.

FILLIPPA, Thomas W., 77, of Castle Shannon, formerly of Canonsburg, died March 9. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FRANCESCONI, Mercedes Audrey, 85, of Baldwin, died March 11. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GREEN, Frank P., “Zeke”, 82, of Speers Hill, died March 19. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HARMON, Audrey (Supp), 73, of Pleasant Hills, died February 28. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HENRY, Shirley P., 83, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Fallowfield Township, died March 8. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. JONES, Paul M., 82, of Finleyville, died March 3. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KACZMAREK, Richard, 82, of Baldwin Borough, died March 7. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KELLMAN, Jean (Wissman), of Baldwin Borough, died March 14. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KOSAR, John A., 94, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Elrama, died February 24. Arrangements by Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LASH, Roberta Rennie, 88, of Finleyville, died February 20. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. LAWRENCE, Amy C., 49, of Pleasant Hills, died March 6. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

LEECH, Dennis F., 70, of Elrama, died February 9. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. McGUIRE, Marianne E., 72, of Pleasant Hills, died February 27. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. NEILL, Donald, 85, of Fayette City, formerly of Monongahela, died March 18. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. ONDERKO, Jean (Winslow), 81, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Elizabeth, died March 2. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

SNELSIRE, Dorothy (Swatko), 84, of Baldwin Borough, died February 24. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. STALLARD, Ryan George, 25, of West Mifflin, died March 8. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. TALAK, Jack T., 84, of Brentwood, died March 1. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VENTURA, Lotus E., 88, of South Park, died February 26. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

PARK, Alan M., “Alby”, 78, Monongahela, died February Arrangements under the direction Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela.

of 1. of in

PASSARELLA, Rose, 89, Monongahela, died February Arrangements under the direction Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela.

of 3. of in

VITULLO, Anthony “Tony”, 86, of Jefferson Hills, died February 24. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

PEACH, Dolores, 84, of Whitehall, died February 18. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township.

WEIHRAUCH, Thomas “Tommy”, 30, of Jefferson Hills, died March 14. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

PYERITZ, Rose, 77, of Elizabeth, died February 26. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. RILEY, Thomas A., 78, of Carroll Township, died March 4. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. SIMONY, Robert C., 87, of Pleasant Hills, died March 3. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. SMITH, Bertha, of Castle Shannon, formerly of South Park, died March 6. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

VETTORI, Angelo, 94, of Finleyville, died February 20. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

WELCH, Matthew J., Sr., 85, of West Mifflin, died March 9. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WILDER, Cynthia, 60, of Canonsburg, died March 7. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WYNE, Bernard C., 83, of Monongahela, died February 15. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

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Entertainment Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!


by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski







724-222-9912 168 Park Ave., Washington, PA 15301 4 – Jason Christopher Comedy Hypnosis Show fundraiser to benefit Post #175 8 p.m.

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724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Rd., Monongahela Tuesdays – Josie McQueen 8 p.m. Thursdays – Josie McQueen 8 p.m. Friday – Open Stage (original music only) 9 p.m. Saturday – Open Stage (original music only) 9 p.m.

724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 4 – Verity’s Lie 11 – Bad Newz 18 – Bill Ali 25 – The Rock-it Band Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt Sundays – Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt

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412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 1 – Luke Bryan – April Fools Party- Open Jam Night 5 – Trinity Wiseman 6-9 7 – Colors & Bottles 8 – Bar Bingo 11 – Dave Iglar & Andrea 15 – Open Jam Night 18 – Regular Joes 21 – Colors & Bottles 25 – Todd Jones 29 – Bar Bingo HEY ANDY’S SPORTSBAR AND LOUNGE

724-258-4755 1221 W. Main St., Monongahela 4 – 5 Minutes of Fame 5 – Shannon & the Merger 11 – Ron Z & Guests 12 – Music in the Air 18 – A-Z DJ 19 – Country Gems 23 – Jam Night 25 – TBA 26 – DJ Barto


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GET CASH TODAY for any car/truck. I will buy your car today. Any Condition. Call 1-800-864-5796 or __________________________________________ $21 Car Insurance - Instant Quote - All Credit Types – Find Out If You Qualify - As Low As $21/Month. Call 1-888-2505440 __________________________________________ $21 Car Insurance - Instant Quote - All Credit Types - Find Out If You Qualify - As Low As $21/Month. Call (888) 2912920. __________________________________________ TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951 __________________________________________

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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. 724-3486837. __________________________________________ DELL LAPTOP Computer. Extremely fast, professional grade model. Excellent condition. Windows 7, Premium software bundle. Perfect for home, school or business. Six month warranty. $399. 717-653-6314 __________________________________________

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6 - 8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma. Get a Job! No Computer Needed. Free Brochure 1-800-264-8330 Benjamin Franklin HS __________________________________________

-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------Help Wanted - Eastman Chemical Company, Monongahela, PA, looking for a full-time Maintenance Supervisor - Job #4179 and 1st Class Mechanic - Job #4943-Apply online at __________________________________________

--------- AUTO DONATIONS ---------DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1800-578-0408 __________________________________________ Donate Your Car to Veterans Today! Help those in need ! Your vehicle donation will help US Troops and support our Veterans! 100% tax deductible Fast Free pickup! 1-800263-4713 __________________________________________

-------------- BUSINESS TO BUSINESS -----------Reach 30,000 potential customers in the South Hills and Mon Valley communities! Advertise your business in the Union-Finley Messenger. Call for more information at 412-249-8177. Or e-mail to __________________________________________ Advertise to 500,000 Homes with a business card size ad. You choose the area of coverage in free community papers...we do the rest. Call 800-450-7227 or visit __________________________________________

-------------- BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES -----------MAKE MONEY MAILING POSTCARDS! Guaranteed Legitimate Opportunity! ZNZ Referral Agents Wanted! $20-$84/Per Referral! Big Paychecks Paid Friday! __________________________________________

Interested applicants should email us at with a resume and cover letter, or mail to P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

————————————————————————————————————————— 60 Help Wanted - Bartender/Cook. Call: 724-348-6607 __________________________________________ Child Care - Sunshine Kids is now hiring loving, energetic people who enjoy working with children. Part time or full time positions available. Please call Tammy at 724-348-6565 __________________________________________ TEACHER for CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL If you're not looking for just a job, this might just be the job for you. Bachelors Degree in early childhood or elementary (w/early childhood experience) required. FAX resume and references to 724258-9390 or email documents to __________________________________________ Slagle Roofing & Construction, Inc. NEEDS... Experienced Roofers to join our team. FULL-TIME. Must have valid driver's license. STOP IN or CALL 724-258-6901. 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela Experienced Hair Dresser Needed FULL or PART Time • 724-344-4656

Seeking energetic self-motivated individuals to manage day and evening shifts. Ability to multi-task. Strong leadership qualities and people skills. Duties include; phone order taking, operation of POS system, inventory and labor control, oversee cooks and drivers. Fast food management experience preferred. Will train. Call 724-348-8844.


Noble Window Cleaning is seeking a window cleaner to work out of our Finleyville location. Experience preferred but not required. We will train. This job offers paid holidays, paid personal days and bonus potential. Please contact George at 724-344-6639. Mineral Beach is hiring certified lifeguards, kitchen staff, and parking lot attendants. For an application please email or call 412-831-3500. __________________________________________ HELP WANTED! Make extra money in our free popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! Bonuses! 888-910-6976 __________________________________________ GOOD MONEY!! PAID IN ADVANCE!!! MAILING OUR BROCHURES/POSTCARDS or PAID BI-WEEKLY!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine! No Experience! __________________________________________ HELP WANTED Earn Extra income Assembling CD cases From Home. Call our Live Operators Now! No experience Necessary 1-800-405-7619 Ext 2605 __________________________________________ ACTORS/MOVIE Extras Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 per day depending on job requirements. No experience, All looks needed. 1-800-561-1762 Ext A-104, for casting times/locations. __________________________________________ Help Wanted - Eastman Chemical Company, Monongahela, PA, looking for a full-time Maintenance Supervisor - Job #4179 and 1st Class Mechanic - Job

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#4943-Apply online at __________________________________________ $21 Car Insurance - Instant Quote - All Credit Types - Find Out If You Qualify - As Low As $21/Month. Call (888) 2963040 __________________________________________ HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! $775.35 Weekly Mailing Companies Brochures/ Online DATA ENTRY For Cash, $300 Daily. __________________________________________

--------- FINANCIAL ----------Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income in retirement! CALL for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from A-Rated companies! 800-638-3062 __________________________________________

--------- HEALTH / MEDICAL / FITNESS ----------Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-254-4073, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. __________________________________________ VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 10 FREE. SPECIAL $99.00 100% guaranteed. FREE Shipping! 24/7 CALL NOW! 1-888-223-8818 __________________________________________ $AVE BIG!!! VIAGRA 100mg, CIALIS 20mg. 40 Pills +4 FREE only $99. #1 Male Enhancement! Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Blue Pill Now! 1-888-796-8870 __________________________________________ VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg 40 tabs + 10 FREE! All for $99 including Shipping! Discreet, Fast Shipping. 1-888-8360780 or PremiumMeds.NET __________________________________________ VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 50 Pills $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. CALL NOW! 1-866-312-6061 __________________________________________

-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------Bunk Beds w/Mattresses, Never Used, Heavy Duty Oak Finish, $325. 724-747-9216 __________________________________________ Arnold Palmer Golf Club, Titanium head with 9º loft. Firm shaft. $15; Northwestern Golf Club,Titanium Matrix Head with graphite shaft, 72 grams. $15. Call 724-446-7148. __________________________________________ Casegard Ammo Wallets (8) for pistol ammo. Holds 18 rounds of 41 Mag - 44 Mag. $20; Archery safety harness, matrix camo pattern. Leg loops. Foot straps. Tree strap with safety belt attachment. Unused $35. Call 724-446-7148. __________________________________________ Two galvanized pipes 3/4" OD, 11 ft. long. Threaded both ends. $15.00 each; Two galvanized pipes 3/4" OD., 15 1/2 ft. long. Threaded both ends. $20 each. Call 724-446-7148. __________________________________________ Shadowbox with peg approximately 11" H x 5" W. Twenty nine wooden painted miniatures. Includes miniatures for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hunting Camp. Miniatures are decorative. $20. Call 724-446-7148. __________________________________________ Two well caps (NIB) Campbell ABS watertight. Fits 6 1/2"6 5/8" OD pipe. Vented with 1 1/4" threaded conduit port $10.00 each. Call 724-446-7148. __________________________________________

Minolta X-700 SLR 35 mm film camera with Quantaray lenses: 49mm and 75-200mm ZOOM; Auto 280PX flash attachment; carrying case; instructions; misc. accessories $100. Call 724-446-7148. __________________________________________ Monitor, 20" HP W2072a, 3 months old - $100.00 Call John at 724-483-1271. __________________________________________ Troy-Bilt Junior Tiller $250. 412-708-2223. __________________________________________ Preformed concrete slabs. 36" x 18" - Quantity 5. 24" x 24" - Quantity 5. $2.00 each. 412-708-2223 __________________________________________ New men's Wrangler shorts (40) and Rustler jeans (40 x 30), 5 pr dress (Hagar, Dockers) slacks (never/slightly worn), $50. 412-384-6245 __________________________________________ 10 men's brand name hardly worn sweaters, men's tees without pocket, like new, including Hooter's tee (XL-1X), polo denim suit 2XL, never worn, $65. 412-384-6245 __________________________________________ CD holder bird cage, $80. Settee $80. End table $80. Octagon end table, marble top $80. Bench, wood, upholstered $80. Lamp unique $40. Bookcase $50. Pictures grape pair $20. Picture w/wine bottle $10. Cape women's, Talbots, new $80. 724-413-5133 __________________________________________ Orchids in metal vase, 6 ft, new $80. Curio cabinet, white & glass $200. Masonic watch, vintage $200. Lamps 1950 pair $80. Dinette set, iron swivel chairs $250. 2 chairs, bamboo w/cushions, small table $100. Sofa excellent condition $125. Mirror, oval, 30x25 white & gold $50. Hanging light, rust color $40. Chair, wood, green striped fabric $80. 724413-4726 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ FREE! – Upright Piano. Union Township. You haul. For details, call 724-348-7557. __________________________________________ 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! 1800-281-4970 __________________________________________ SAFE STEP TUBS. Enjoy safety, comfort and therapeutic relief from the best walk-in tubs made in the USA. Call 1-888734-4527 for FREE information and SENIOR DISCOUNTS! __________________________________________

----------- 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 724-7130289. __________________________________________

April 2014 ————————————————————————————————————————— Wanted. Person/s interested in buying collectables and/or antiques. Call John at 724-483-1271. __________________________________________ Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at___________________________________________ 724-483-8600. JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724348-7467. ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. ___________________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older.Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. ___________________________________________ Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-4981622. ___________________________________________ CASH for Your Old Sports Cards! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412-760-2291 ___________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: Cars/Trucks Wanted! Running or Not! We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Instant Offer - Call: 1-800569-0003 ___________________________________________ 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, 1-310-721-0726 ___________________________________________ Cash for unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 English & Spanish ___________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $25/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAYPAYMENT.1-800-371-1136 ___________________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ___________________________________________


----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------The path to your dream job begins with a college degree. Education Quarters offers a free college matching service. CALL 1-800-375-6219 ___________________________________________ CASH for Your Old Sports Cards! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412-760-2291 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ DIRECTV $0 Start Costs! 150+ Channels $7.50/week! Free HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/Starz+HD/DVR +NFL Sunday Ticket! Call 1-800-983-2690 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ CASH PAID- UP TO $25/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. BEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. ___________________________________________ FREE DIRECTV $0 Start Costs! 150+ Channels $7.50/week! Free HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/Starz! Free HD/DVR! We're Local Installers! Call 1-800-211-0681 ___________________________________________ Have fun and find a genuine connection! The next voice on the other end of the line could be the one. Call Tango 1-800381-1758. FREE trial! ___________________________________________ Meet singles now! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877-737-9447 ___________________________________________ 61 ——————————————————————————————————————————

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – Rotary builds peace and international understanding through education. 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. 1-800-401-0440 ___________________________________________ LET THERE BE LIGHT!' If God Had A Flashlight It Would Be Like This… 772-985-8950 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784 ___________________________________________ $21 Car Insurance - Instant Quote - All Credit Types - Find Out If You Qualify - As Low As $21/Month. Call (888) 2872130 ___________________________________________ Dish TV Retailer-SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months.) FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1800-309-1452 ___________________________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-453-6204

___________________________________________ ------------- 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. ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ POETRY LOVER? Send for information about a poetry newsletter to: or P.O.Box 4725, Pittsburgh, PA. 15206-0725 (with S.A.S.E.) 1-866-234-0297 ___________________________________________ FAIRS & FESTIVALS NEED PEOPLE TO ATTEND. We market your event to over 1 Million readers for only $150!!! Visit for more details or call 800-4507227. ___________________________________________ 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. 866-766-6459 ___________________________________________

------------- 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. ___________________________________________ AKC Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, obedience, puppies, manners, more! or 412-855-4678. ___________________________________________

————————————————————————————————————————— 62 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. 724348-8028. ___________________________________________ AKC reg English bulldogs puppies male/female for free adoption. Email: ___________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------Apartment for rent. Large 2 bedroom 1st floor apartment Monongahela. Water and sewage included. Call 412-2666710. FOR SALE – INVESTMENT PROPERTY; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724554-6534 1 Bedroom Apartment for Rent. Located in Union Twp. Washington County. Newly remodeled and clean. Ceramic & Laminated flooring. Good sized yard. Central Air. Good sized covered porch. Quiet location. Appliances included. Call for details 724-993-0832. ___________________________________________ DEAL OF THE WEEK 10 acres - $24,900 or $318/month! Borders State Land, woods, views, So. Tier NY! Twn rd, G’teed buildable! Call 888-738-6994 or ___________________________________________


Mobile home for rent or sale, 135 Union St, New Eagle, 3 bdrm, 1-1/2 bath, on bus line, inside gentle pet accepted for $25 per month, rent to own available for $350.00 per month plus utilities, includes lot rent. 724-518-6846 or 724-350-5983 ___________________________________________ House for rent. Country setting, small 1-2 bedroom suitable for one or two people. House is furnished. Prefer non-smoker. NO PETS. Rent is negotiable, $650.00 per mo. plus sec. deposit. Close to Rt. 43 and I-70. Call 724-785-2955. ___________________________________________ TIMBERLAND INVESTMENT 60 acres - $99,900 Managed woodlands, stonewalls, views, great hunting! 2.5 hrs NYC! Abuts State Land! Terms avail! 888-431-7214 ___________________________________________ Building Lot for Sale. 60'x125', Carroll Twp, sewage tap-in, new survey, township-approved architect plans, near hospital, school, YMCA, grocery. $34,000 OBO. 724-258-8863 after 6 p.m. ___________________________________________ Mobile Home for Rent, 113B Water St., Brownsville, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, gas heat, large fenced yard with shed, inside gentle pet accepted for $25 per month, off street parking, $450.00 per month plus utilities, first and last month's rent required. 724350-5983 ___________________________________________ CATSKILL FARM SHORT SALE 30 ac - $89,900 Big views, spring, woods, fields, twn rd, utils! 2 hrs NYC! Below market! Terms! 888-479-7997 ___________________________________________

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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HILLTOP FARMHOUSE 6 acres - $99,900 Great country getaway! 5 BR, 2 BA, decks, In law cottage! Views, ideal setting! 866-495-8733. ___________________________________________ RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE. Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly specials! Call (877) 210-4130 ___________________________________________ 40 ACRES $155/MONTH $499 down. Immediate financing. No qualifications. No penalties. NW Nevada near Reno. Call Earl 1-949-632-7066. ___________________________________________

ABUTS STATE LAND 10 acres - $29,900 So. Tier hilltop farm, views, fields, woods! EZ terms! Call 888-738-6994 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:

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Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. ___________________________________________

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.

COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. LAWN MOWING Lawn Mowing, Landscaping, Shrub Pruning, Bobcat Work, Insured. • FREE ESTIMATE • PA 059931 724-344-0464 • EDWARD KIRN ENTERPRISES LENDER ORDERED SALE! 5 acres - POND - $29,900 10 acres - STREAM - $39,900. Gorgeous So. Tier hilltop setting! Views, fields, State Land! Lender terms! 888-738-6994. ___________________________________________

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 April 10)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. What is the name of the new wellness center that opened in Peters Township? Who is the new council member in Peters Township? When does trout season begin in South Park? 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 March Pizza Puzzler winners!

NATALIE WASSEL- Finleyville • ANDREW MILLER - West Mifflin

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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

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