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Vol. 10, Issue 1

JUNE 2013

Elizabeth Borough Fire Department Holds Community Open House

Father Robert J. Boyle Celebrates Golden Jubilee At St. Francis Page 55

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SPORTS: SKDS Girls Make Diocese All-Star Basketball Team Page 39

“ W E ’ R E T H E N E I G H B O R LY N E W S PA P E R â€? 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

Second Annual Elizabeth Forward Carnival Slated for June 24-29

New Section of Montour Trail Opens in South Park Township The new 3/4 mile section of the Montour Trail between Triphammer and Piney Fork Roads, South Park Township, was opened to trail users on May 4 after fences required for trail user safety were completed. An official ribbon cutting for the trail section is planned for mid-July. The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail June 2013 meeting will be held at 6:30 pm June 11 at the South Park Community Room located behind the Township Building at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. The Friends are looking for volunteers to help with resurfacing of the trail between mileposts 36.7 and 38.1 in early June. No special construction experience is required. Interested individuals should email info@montourtrail.org. Information concerning the Montour trail may be obtained at the website www.montourtrail.org.

 

        

        





 

 

  

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The second annual Elizabeth Forward Carnival sponsored by the Elizabeth Forward Band Boosters will be held from Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29 this year. The event takes place at the Elizabeth Forward High School located at 1000 Weigles Hill Road in Elizabeth Township. Over twenty carnival rides operated by Swank’s Steel City Shows will provide fun for everyone from young children to adults. The carnival rides start at 6:30 pm every evening. An assortment of games of chance including nightly Bingo and a variety of foods and refreshments will be available. New this year will feature nightly entertainment and an Emergency Services and Armed Forces Night complete with a vehicle show. A Zambelli fireworks display sponsored by Day Toyota is scheduled for Saturday night. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Forward Band Boosters, other school organizations, and local volunteer fire departments. For more information or advance tickets, call 412-592-4707 or 724-989-1335.



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Local News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Death Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Business & Merchant . . . . . . . . 29 Kids & Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 School News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Senior Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ask The Experts . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Community Deals . . . . . . . . . . 47

Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . 62 Food & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63


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NRG Global Day of Giving Helps Local Landmark Dear Editor, Lobb's Cemetery, a local Historic Landmark, was the beneficiary of NRG Energy Program "Global Day of Giving." The Elrama Power Plant workers contacted the local West Jefferson Hills Historical Society with a plan to benefit this valuable historical cemetery. The workers, Mark Weinheimer, Becky Siudela, Ethan Russell, Bob Lippert, Greg Thompson, and Dave Becze, all employees of the NRG Energy Elrama Power Plant, worked together to restore parts of the landmark site. Flowers were planted in the flower boxes previously built by Brandon Oskin as an Eagle Scout project. In addition, the flag pole and the cannon were painted, and air was put into the cannon's deflated tires, iron fencing was realigned, and a tombstone and siganage were reset. All area residents and Historical Society members thank NRG Energy Elrama Power Plant workers for a job well done. Sincerely, Joyce Schmidt West Jefferson Hills Historical Society

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . JUNE 1

PSYCHIC READERS - Deborah and Felicia will be giving Psychic Readings in Chess Park from 8 am - 3 pm at the Fleatique. Stop by and see us we will have Metaphysical items for sale. JEWELRY SALE - West Newton Library. Mega jewelry sale on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will be offering close to 1,000 pieces for jewelry for sale that day. We have a nice selection of vintage, modern, sterling silver, pearls, and costume jewelry that includes necklaces, pins & broaches, bracelets, pierced and clip earrings, watches and even jewelry boxes. Don’t miss the used book sale as well. The event will be held either rain or shine. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of the West Newton Library. “FLEATIQUE ON THE MON” - held in Chess Park, and through-out Monongahela and New Eagle from 8 am until 3 pm. Crafter and antique dealers will be featured in Chess Park, while flea market vendors and information booths will be located on Second Street. This unique event is known as the largest street sale in Southwestern Pennsylvania! Running along a threemile stretch of Main Street, also Route 88, 837 and 136, in Monongahela and New Eagle, businesses, churches, and homeowners participate with yard sales, bazaars, rummage sales and garage sales. Free parking and free admission. This event is sponsored by the

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Call the Chamber at 724258-5919 for more information. FLEA MARKET - First United Methodist Church, 430 W Main St., Monongahela. Food, Bake Sale starting at 8 am. FIRST AID FOR YOUR PET - 12 - 2 pm at Finleyville Community Center. This 2-hour class will cover emergency bleeding, hot/cold emergency, rescue breathing, CPR demonstration, poisoning. $15 per person. Light refreshments. For reservations, contact Faith at 724941-3991 or faith.b2@verizon.net. JUNE 4

MID-MON VALLEY SHIPMATES MEETING – 7 p.m. at the James C. Ford Post 949 American Legion, Carroll Township. Meeting is open to all former and active members of the Navy, Coast Guard and/or Merchant Marines. Pizza prior to the meeting at 6:30. JUNE 6

FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5:00 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. JUNE 8

MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR THE MILITARY - Working in conjunction with the Bible Chapel in McMurray,

“Wreaths Across America”, and “The Wounded Warrior Project”, the 2nd annual motorcycle “Ride for Wreaths and Roar for the Military” will raise funds to honor America’s soldiers, sailors, marines and air force. Monies raised will go to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves as part of ceremonies during the holiday season. The ride will be held on June 8, 2013, starting at Steel City Motorcycles, 1375 Washington Road (Route 19), Washington, PA. Registration opens at 9:30 AM; bikers leave at 11:00 AM. The ride is approximately 50 miles in length. There will be a stop along the ride for a brief ceremony at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies near Cecil, before finishing at the Bible Chapel in McMurray for a cookout and music. The donation is $20 one-up or $25 twoup. Everyone who registers on-line will receive a free ride pin! For more information, e-mail chapelroughriders@gmail.com or call Mike Holtkamp at 412-580-6054. To register: www.chapelroughriders.com CHICKEN BBQ DINNER- Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, will hold a Chicken BBQ Dinner on Saturday, June 8 from 1.00 – 6:00 p.m. Adult dinner will include grilled chicken, sides, dessert and drinks. Donation $10.00. Child (10 & under) dinner will include hot dog or child’s chicken portion, sides, dessert and drinks. Donation $5.00. Call for take outs 724-225-3431.

JUNE 9 - 10

JOHN JACOBS NEXT GENERATION POWER FORCE - at The Church of Sutersville, 1683 Mars Hills Rd., Sutersville. Sunday, June 9 at 10:15 am and 7:00 pm and Monday, June 10 at 7:00 pm. A strength team with a message of hope to lift the world. For more information, call 724-446-1550. JUNE 10

SAVE MONEY ON YOUR WATER BILL - speaker from the PA Water Company at Clairton Public Library at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 412-233-7966. JUNE 11

SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 8:00 pm at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. This month’s program will be on Gold Bullion and its investment value. A 50/50 will be offered as well as kids prizes. The general public is invited. For more information, call 724-9846611. JUNE 12

MONTHLY CARD PARTY - 6 - 9 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, Gastonville, PA. Sponsored by the Mon Valley Rebekah’s. Light lunch served. Public welcome. JUNE 12-15

GIANT FLEA MARKET - at Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess St., Monongahela, Wednesday, Noon – 5:00 pm; Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and


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competition begins at 7:30 pm. Donation is $35 which includes dinner, show and open dancing. All proceeds benefit the MACC July 4th Fireworks. Dance demonstrations by the Arthur Murray Pros! Hosted wine bar by Ripepi Winery, cash bar, Chinese auction and raffles available. Purchase tickets online at www.monongahelaareachamber.org or call 724-258-5919. No tickets will be available at the door.

JUNE 14

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC and outside Central Plaza. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. sponsors this everpopular summer kick-off event. A delicious menu can be enjoyed in the comfort of the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Strawberry plants, home baked goods and crafts are a few of the offered amenities. Free parking available. For more information, please call 724258-1167. FLAG DAY SERVICES - held by MidMon Valley Shipmates at Chess Park, Monongahela. Services to start at 7 pm. JUNE 15

PRACTICE TEE N CRUISE DAY - 12 Noon - 8 p.m. at Practice Tee Golf Center, 3000 Practice Tee Dr., Jefferson Hills. DJ Charlie Brown, trophies, dash plaques, giveaways, 50/50. $5 entry fee to be eligible for awards and giveaways. For more information, call Jim at 412-897-7475. DANCING WITH OUR STARS - New Eagle VFD Social Hall, 156 Chess Street. Dinner begins at 6 pm and

JUNE 20

FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5:00 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. JUNE 20 - 21

AARP 55 ALIVE BEGINNERS DRIVING COURSE - Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. The nation’s first and largest classroom driver improvement course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. It is intended to help improve skills while teaching accident and traffic violation avoidance. Some insurance companies offer discounts for course completion. All information is conveyed in a classroom setting in two half-day sessions. The cost is $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, call 724258-1333.

include bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, children’s and adult games, and small games of chance. Food will include various ethnic and American foods – wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, BBQ, hand cut fries, fresh squeezed lemonade and other refreshments. JUNE 22

NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY - There will be plenty of information booths, demonstrations, food, and fun to entertain the entire family, from toddlers to senior citizens. Festivities will conclude with our annual fireworks display that will light up the sky at approximately 9:30 – 9:45 pm. Country Singer, Chris Higbee, will be the live entertainment for the evening. Additional music entertainment by Tim Grealish, as well as the Four Townsmen. There is also talk of a Community Day favorite returning … the Dunk Tank! There will be appearances from The Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team and the Wild Things mascot. We will have two strolling magicians and two clowns who will entertain with

balloon art and face painting. A trackless train for kids to ride. The games this year are fish pond, tip the cat, basketball, and hill climbing, just to name a few. There will be four inflatables for hours of fun! There will be a kid-friendly DJ playing music in the Kidz Zone! A Cornhole Tournament will begin at 3:00 pm. Pre-register by June 14 at 3:30 pm and the cost is only $5 per person, so only $10 for a two person team. $15 per two person team to register the day of the tournament. Cash prizes for top finishers. For more information or the latest updates to the activity schedule, please visit our website at www.northstrabanetwp.com, or find us on Facebook, and Twitter. MONONGAHELA EVENING WITH THE WILD THINGS - vs. River City Rascals at 7:05. Join the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce for a fun night at the ballpark. For more information, call 724-258-5919 or visit monongahelaareachamber.org.

JUNE 21-23

ST. DAMIEN PARISH PARK SUMMERFEST - 1st and Main St., Monongahela, Friday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm; Saturday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm; and Sunday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Highlights

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SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER The VFW Post 7632 and American Legion Post 553 are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday June 22, 2013 from 3-6 pm at the Legion, located at 502 Oxford Ave., Blaine Hill, Elizabeth, PA. Spaghetti will be supplied by the Olive Garden, along with salad, deserts, and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For tickets and information please phone Rick Elster at 412-715-7967 or Frank Tignanelli at 412-384-4611. JUNE 24 - 29

ELIZABETH FORWARD CARNIVAL The second annual Elizabeth Forward Carnival sponsored by the Elizabeth Forward Band Boosters will be held

from Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29 this year. The event takes place at the Elizabeth Forward High School located at 1000 Weigles Hill Road in Elizabeth Township. Over twenty carnival rides operated by Swank’s Steel City Shows will provide fun for everyone from young children to adults. The carnival rides start at 6:30 pm every evening. An assortment of games of chance including nightly Bingo and a variety of foods and refreshments will be available. New this year will feature nightly entertainment and an Emergency Services and Armed Forces Night complete with a vehicle show. A Zambelli fireworks display sponsored by Day Toyota is scheduled for Saturday night. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Forward Band Boosters, other

school organizations, and local volunteer fire departments. For more information or advance tickets, call 412-5924707 or 724-989-1335. JUNE 26

GOSPEL CONCERT FEATURING DAN SCHALL MINISTRIES - 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 430 W Main St., Monongahela. Free refreshments. JUNE 27 - 29

ST. THOMAS A’BECKET PARISH FESTIVAL AND BINGO EXTRAVAGANZA - St. Thomas A’Becket Parish, 139 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills, will hold its annual Parish Festival June 27 - 29 from 6 - 11 pm each night. Attractions will include super auction, bake sale,

50/50, face painting, spin art, bingo, pica-tic for gift baskets, games and rides. JUNE 28

MON VALLEY YMCA OLDIES DANCE - in the Activity Hall from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. The event is free to members, $3.00 for non-members. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drink. DJ Chris Paglia, 50/50 raffle. Register in the business office. MVH AND RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., ECC. MVH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit the local community. Free parking is available. To register, call 724-494-4090 or register online at redcrosslife.org.

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needed covered in a bit of sand and in the middle of nowhere. The hardest part was making the journey and getting back before his men needed the equipOver the years you may ment. have noticed my references It’s weird how history to our men and women in repeats itself and how a service to the country. I have new story is born for a fondness for those who the re-telling. I have have made the commitment William “Wild Willy” never sat down at Frankfort to join the military and serve length to tell a story here and abroad. I respect and admire them and will praise them without at least getting one story in for their and their family’s contributions return. Campfires are awesome things; I have found myself swapping stories, to this great nation. The, “sandbox” is my reference to enjoying great beers, and smoking good Iraq and the Middle East where they cigars all across this country. My collecwere stationed and served their tours of tion of stories from these events has duty. When I tell a story from our early grown a hundred fold. Sometimes you can learn a great deal history, sometimes these former military from a story. For instance, I swapped will relate a story that mirrors my story. stories from a “gunner” who told me It always makes for interesting tales that the small pick-up trucks the insuraround the campfire and I remember gents used were very hard to knock out. many of these and retell them to friends They would wrap the ball joints with and family. rubber inner-tubes so even when hit it In one instance, I was telling a story would keep everything together and the about a particular historical site and truck would keep rolling. I remembered how the inhabitants had to make a run this after the ball joint in my tractor for gunpowder and the trials and tribuwould hold together. I bought a bicycle lations of finding a store of powder and inner-tube wrapped the ball joint and making it back before an Indian attack. don’t you know it works like a charm… The similar story was from an Army Ranger who needed certain supplies for don’t think it could take a hit from a .50 his troops that at that time couldn’t be cal, but I cut my grass just fine. Remember out troops who are still had. His father had been in the first Iraq serving here and abroad. Donate to the war and new where some old supply USO when you can, it makes it easier areas were. When all was said and and the troops get the stuff they need. done, they found a lot of what they

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Make a Difference in Your Community! MACC Holding Open Enrollment The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time and efforts in helping with Community Events sponsored by the Chamber. The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is currently holding open enrollment. If you are interested in becoming a “Individual Community Activist” for the organization please contact the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce at 724258-5919. The cost to join is $60 per year.

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WCCF Announces “Clicks for Cash” Contest for Local Charities The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) will host a webbased contest in June for charities that have registered to participate in its upcoming WCCF Gives day of giving. The winning organizations will receive a total of $3,000 in unrestricted grants from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund. The “Clicks for Cash” contest will be held from June 10-23, 2013. Members of the community are encouraged to visit www.wccfgives.org, go to the "Charity Search" section of the site, and click on the charity profile pages of their favorite WCCF Gives participants. The charity who receives the most unique pageviews during the contest period will receive a $1,000 unrestricted grant. A “unique pageview” is defined as one visit from a single ISP address. Additionally, the WCCF will use the contest results to distribute four $500 unrestricted grants based on a lottery. Each charity will receive one chance for each unique pageview, so the more unique pageviews a charity receives, the more chances that charity will have in the lottery. A computer program will choose the lottery winners at random.

Movies on The Mounds Free Movies Planned at Mounds Park in Monongahela The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) presents Friday movie nights at Mounds Park in Monongahela. These free events start at sundown. Attendees will enjoy access to a concession stand, snacks and drinks. This Summer's Featured flicks: June 21 - Life of Pi July 5 - Chasing Maverick July 26 - The Odd Life of Timothy Green August 2 - The Impossible August 16 - OZ The Great & Powerful For more great community events go to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MonongahelaAreaRevitalizationCorporationMARC

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Volunteer “Meet & Greet” Event on June 8 at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is welcoming new volunteers! The Museum will hold an informational Volunteer “Meet & Greet” event on Saturday, June 8 beginning at 9:30 am for those interested in getting involved. Volunteers dedicated to preserving the Trolley Era largely staff our nonprofit, educational Museum. Volunteers are crucial to our Abby Self and Jessica Tedrow, volunteers growth and the museum at the PA Trolley Museum. would not exist without them. Our volunteers ignite the public’s interest in trolley car history and preservation. These men and women volunteer in all aspects of the museum from maintenance to interpretation. In 2012, more than 150 active volunteers gave over 30,000 hours of service to the museum. As a volunteer, you’ll meet new people and form lasting friendships. Aside from working hard, volunteers enjoy many social gatherings, such as parties, cookouts, and the annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Students can also fulfill internship and volunteer hour requirements by working at the museum. Museum volunteers encompass ages from teenager to 93 and professions from teaching to retired transit workers. The minimum requirement to volunteer is an outgoing personality and willingness to learn, though some positions require specialized skills. Please RSVP to Lynne Thompson at educator@pa-trolley.org or 724-228-9256. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is located opposite the Washington County Fairgrounds. To learn more about the museum go to our website at www.patrolley.org.


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JUNE EVENTS ANNOUNCED AT THE MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY The Monongahela Area Library, located at 813 West main Street in Monongahela will be offering the following programs and events during the month of June. For questions or additional information, please contact the library at 724-258-5409.

Children Programs “Questyinz” kicks off on June 1 at the library. Developed by the Allegheny County Library Association in 2012, Questyinz is an online interactive computer game. Children can obtain a game card at the library and log on to play. The game features “Quests” that involve reading topics of the child’s choosing on topics such as sports, animals, mysteries and more than a dozen other. Children who do not have a computer at home will be able to play on library computers. “We’re Holden Puppets” will present a puppet show, “Rodney the Magic Rabbit” on Thursday June 20 at 6:00 p.m. Carnegie Museum will present “Dino-Mite Dinosaurs” at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 24 for preschool, kindergarten and first grade children. At 2:00 p.m. is “Teeth and Claws: Dinosaur Diversities” for children in Grades 2 through 8. Children ages 30 months through 5 years are invited to join Storytime on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning June 12. For ‘Tweens and Teens, a program called “Beneath the Surface” offers independent guided reading and activities along with group meetings. First meeting is June 13 at 6:00 p.m., but packets are available in advance.

Adult Programs Book Bites, Monongahela Area Library's adult light mystery and fiction book club, will meet on Thursday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss "The Shape Shifter" by Tony Hillerman. The program is open to all members of the region, not just Monongahela patrons. Copies of the book are available.

RN Club Awards Scholarships The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club awarded seven scholarships in May totaling $13,500. The criteria is based on academic standing, merit, and need. Requirements are the recipients have to reside in Allegheny, Washington, or Westmoreland counties. They must be entering their senior year in a diploma, associated degree, or bachelor degree nursing program or final semester of a graduate program. The Club awarded four monetary scholarships this year. Recipients were Tyler Hanna of Robert Morris University, Monique Laing of Sewickley Hospital School of Nursing, Amanda MacDonald of the University of Pittsburgh and Samantha Maize of Waynesburg University. The other three scholarships were monetary gifts donated by families of deceased members. Angela Oliverio of Sewickley Hospital School of Nursing received the Judy Breidigan Memorial Scholarship. Julia Rose Parquette of California University of Pennsylvania received the Lenora Weaver Memorial Scholarship and Amanda Porter of CCAC was awarded the Mary Agnes Power Memorial Scholarship. The 14th Annual Scholarship Fund-Raiser Card Party will be held on September 28, 2013 at the South Hills Country Club. All proceeds will be used for the scholarships in 2014. The public is invited to attend the fund-raiser luncheon to play cards, board games or just socialize from 10:30am to 3:00 pm. Call Judy at 412-980-5185 for more information. If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund please mail your check (payable to SWPA RN Club) to Patricia Sanford, 10 Sugar Run Road, Eighty0-Four, PA 15330.

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Free Public Star Parties at Mingo Creek Park Visit the Mingo Creek Park Observatory, for a free public star party. (Donations gladly received to continue sharing the sky.) Weather permitting, view stars, planets, nebula, Iridium Flares, ISS Passes, free planetarium show, etc. Events begin at dusk and end around 10:00 or 11:00 pm. A star party is an invitation to anyone wishing to enjoy and learn more about the wonders of the night sky. At a star party, Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) members setup their personal telescopes and operate the large fixed observatory telescopes and offer visitors the opportunity to view celestial objects. Visitors can bring their own scopes to take advantage of viewing conditions at the site. Other use the occasion to simply view the stars and planets with their own eyes. Star parties begin just before sunset. Celestial events such as meteors, comets or an Aurora Borealis often make our public star parties memorable events. At AAAP star parties our members are happy to answer questions about astronomy, advise on telescope selection, or help guests set up and align their telescope. For more information on AAAP activities and membership, visit www.3ap.org. 2013 Star Party Schedule at Mingo Creek Park Observatory June 14, 15 July 12, 13 August 9, 10 September 7, 28 October 12, 26 November 9 - Bundle Up Starfest

Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament Set to Tee Off!

Monongahela Valley Hospital Honors Its Nurses

(l-r) John Spencer, Tony Cintron and Kevin Newman.

Winona Redd and Shannon Hawthorne.

(l-r) Michelle Zeni, Cheryl Zippay, Linda Koceski and Nancy Williamson.

When you ask someone who has received medical care at Monongahela Valley Hospital about the quality of their care, one of the first comments you will hear is “the nurses are so compassionate.” It takes a special type of person to be a nurse and MVH hires men and women who are among the best in their profession. In celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, MVH hosted a breakfast to honor its nurses. During the event, Mary Lou Murt, senior vice president of Nursing, presented the 2013 Cameos of Caring® Award to Tony Cintron, RN, progressive care unit. This prestigious award is presented annually by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing to honor exceptional bedside nurses who work in acute care hospitals. Nurses throughout Western Pennsylvania nominate their co-workers who demonstrate excellence in nursing care, serve as advocates for patients and families and embody the essence of the nursing procession. “Tony was nominated by his fellow nurses because he brings cheer and hope to his patients,” said Mrs. Murt. “He shows excellent leadership skills with patients, families and staff members, and acts as a mentor for students and new nurses. Tony is always willing to help others and he is respected by his colleagues.” NINE MVH NURSES WERE NOMINATED FOR THE CAMEOS OF CARING AWARD. THE 2013 NOMINEES INCLUDE:

The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 6 at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth. Pictured above (l-r) are: Cack Costantino from Davies Ford, Jerry Zahand, Jr. of Highway Appliance (event sponsor), and committee members, Diann Donaldson - Reliance Business Solutions, J.J. Georgagis Keystone Bakery, Milt Kubik, Denise Mornak- Mornak Excavation, and Jeff Mendola -Waddell and Reed. Several Hole in One prizes include a Ford Fusion 2 year lease and thousands in cash. Proceeds benefit the Challenge Program, Leadership Washington County, and other local educational initiatives. For more info, call 724-483-3507 or visit www.mvrchamber.org.

• Shannon Hawthorne, RN, 6-East. Ms. Hawthorne is a team player who is known for being sweet and compassionate and always willing to go above and beyond to provide great care. • Linda Koceski, RN, 6-West. Ms. Koceski remains eager to learn as well as teach. She volunteers for continuing education opportunities and provides guidance to new nurses. • Kevin Newman, RN, 7-West. Mr. Newman is a committed nurse who tries to help others regardless of what it takes to make it happen. He serves as a resource to all new nurses. • Winona Redd, RN, Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Redd is known among patients for having a “soft touch” but among her peers she is known for having an inner strength that fuels her devotion to nursing. • John Spencer, RN, Coronary Care Unit. Mr. Spencer’s communication skills enable him to effectively interact with patients, families and co-workers; and his kindness is a source of emotional support. • Nancy Williamson, RN, SameDay Surgery. Ms. Williamson is described by her co-workers as a nurse who is committed to excellence and provides leadership and has a great impact on patients and families. • Michelle Zeni, RN, Emergency Department. Ms. Zeni can adapt very quickly to the ever-changing, fast-paced atmosphere of emergency medicine. • Cheryl Zippay, RN, Behavioral Health Unit. Ms. Zippay always puts the patients’ needs first and is not afraid to be an advocate on their behalf. Her colleagues describe her as having a remarkable attitude and uplifting spirit.


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Nottingham Board of Supervisors Serve up 62 Conditions for Ramaco, Who In Turn Promises Safe and Productive Coal Mining By J.R. Brower

The estimated turnout at the May 6, 2013 Nottingham Board of Supervisors public hearing on Ramaco’s deep mine site conditional application was so high, that Ramaco decided to hire security guards just in case the crowd got out of control. But the supervisors did not let that happen. They also wisely decided to hold the hearing in the spacious Public Works Ramaco, LLC Attorney Rebecca Bowman and Garage rather than the meeting room President Michael Bauersachs accepted in the new municipal building. Nottingham’s 62 conditions for their Ramaco, LLC, of Lexington, KY proposed coal mine. plans to develop the mine off Little Mingo Road on a vacant 72-acre horse farm that is the site of a historic farmhouse. Along with the farm, Ramaco purchased an estimated 8 million tons of coal reserves owned previously by defunct MonView Mining Company and prior to that Mathies Coal Company. The main reason Ramaco purchased the reserves is because the seam contains the more valuable grade which company president Michael Bauersachs described as metallurgical coal. The reserves lie mostly under Nottingham Township with a smaller northern section beneath Peters Township near Venetia Road. “Our target will be for coking coal”, he said, explaining that there was a ready market nearby at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Works. As it turned out, the crowd of 75 to100 concerned residents were not given a chance to voice their disapproval of the board’s decision to allow Ramaco to accept the supervisors proposed conditions, many of which were suggested by residents themselves in recent weeks. At the beginning of the public hearing, Nottingham Township Board Chairman Peter Marcoline made clear to the crowd that residents were given every opportunity to voice their opposition to the controversial mine at a previous public hearing on April 1 and regularly scheduled board meetings on March 18 and April 15. It was at that hearing where the supervisors announced that the conditions for the mine’s application would be expanded to include almost every valid opposition point that residents expressed both vocally and in writing. Marcoline directed the May 6 hearing rapidly but thoroughly, limiting audience comments. As he read through each of the 62 conditions, some residents raised their hands to comment on certain ones, but to no avail. The only feedback from residents was strictly visual. Many held up signs directed towards Ramaco company officials stating: “Protect OUR Community, Say No to Ramaco!” The floor was given to Ramaco attorney Rebecca Bowman, who expressed her surprise at the number of conditions, some of which she described as “excessive”, but reluctantly accepted them. “It is our right as a township to impose any conditions that we want to,” answered Marcoline. “That’s the law.” Some of the 62 conditions included stipulations on: noise, on-site coal washing, zoning certificate approval, lighting, highway occupancy permits, sewage plans, stormwater runoff, hours and days of operation, employee sleeping quarters, and existing trees and vegetation. Ramaco President Bauersachs said, “We can make the conditions.” He said that his company plans to pursue other mining opportunities in this region. The company proj-

Instead of verbalizing their complaints at the public hearing, some Nottingham residents held signs protesting Ramaco’s plans for the mine located off Little Mingo Road.

Nottingham Supervisors Doug King, Peter Marcoline and Todd Flynn revealed concerns about the proposed mine from Nottingham residents as well as those voiced from Peters Township, Union Township and the Ringgold School District.

ects that the Nottingham-based will create at least 40 jobs. “Moreover, coal mining jobs typically lead to creation of additional jobs for suppliers and retailers,” he said. The company’s press release stated that supporting development of coal and the implementation of clean coal technologies, would lead to a better worldwide environment. It also said that from a global perspective, coal is positioned in the next few years to overtake oil as the leading source of energy in the world. Regarding the board’s acceptance of Ramaco’s application to operate in Nottingham, Supervisor Todd Flynn said, “Did I want this?...no, but it’s the law, and they agreed to meet the conditions.” “If they had opposed the conditions, they could have taken it to court. If the court had ruled in Ramaco’s favor, the court could then have thrown out all the conditions. In that case, Ramaco could then do whatever they wanted,” he said. Although Ramaco’s mining operation is not expected to begin for at least two years, more than several Nottingham residents said they plan to oppose the mine every step of the way. No doubt they will be carefully following the next phases of the permitting process. Ramaco still must get approval from PennDot to haul at least 70 truckloads of coal per day on Little Mingo Road, a narrow country road in poor condition already. Also, the company has not yet filed an application with the state DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) from whom they can expect keen scrutiny.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 25th Gala Raises $129,000

EQT Planning Seismic Testing Throughout Local Area By Paul Chasko

Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Vice President of Fund Development shares a moment with emcee Jennifer Antkowiak from KDKA-TV at the hospital’s Gala 25 on May 18.

Over the past 25 years, themes for Monongahela Valley Hospital’s (MVH) annual Gala included everything from a Mexican fiesta to castles and knights, circuses, cowboys and even pirates. But for its 25th Gala on May 18, guests reveled in the charm and sublime elegance of a silver anniversary and its nostalgia for “An Evening to Remember,” at the Westin Convention Center and Hotel in Pittsburgh. Nearly 600 guests attended. The event raised $129,000 and a total of $2.529 million over the last 25 years, according to Sara Schumacher, vice president of Fund Development for MVH. The event, which was sponsored by the Mon-Vale Health Resources Fund Development Committee and MVH’s Office of Fund Development, celebrated one business and three exemplary individuals for their commitment to excellence with Dimensions in Performance Awards. These awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the health care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, board leadership, medicine and civic well-being. First Federal Savings Bank, represented by its President and CEO Patrick G. O’Brien of Amity, received the 2013 Rose Award for Dimensions in Philanthropy. This award recognizes members of the community for their benevolence and dedication to the enhancement of quality health care. Nirmal D. Kotwal, M.D., of Pittsburgh, received the Sickman-Levin Award for Dimensions in Medicine. Dr. Kotwal serves as Monongahela Valley

(l-r) Patrick G. O’Brien, Jeff M. Kotula, Dr. Nirmal D. Kotwal, and Carl Crawley Jr.

MVH President Emeritus Anthony M. Lombardi and his wife Barbara pose with MVH President and CEO Louis J. Panza Jr. and Cheryl Timko, RN, at the hospital’s 25th Gala on May 18.

Hospital’s director of Pathology. This award honors outstanding physicians who contribute to health care in the mid Mon Valley. Jeff M. Kotula, of Washington, received the 2013 Pallone Award for Dimensions in Board Leadership. Mr. Kotula is the secretary of both Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Board of Trustees and the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Board of Directors (the hospital’s parent company). This award recognizes excellence in service to both boards. Carl Crawley Jr., of New Eagle, received the 2013 Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Community Service. Mr. Crawley is an accomplished local sports figure and coach who has committed his life to helping non-profit organizations from churches and the Scouts to the United Way. 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. “An Evening to Remember” concluded with a coffee bar and one of Pittsburgh’s finest variety bands, Finesse, a 14-piece “Superband” that has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and David Sanborn. Guests danced until midnight.

EQT Corporation either owns or holds mineral interests in the area in and around Union Township and plans to conduct 3-D seismic surveys to help determine the most efficient and environmentally responsible way to develop the natural gas reserves. According to EQT spokesperson Linda Robertson, they are focusing on an area that includes all or part of Clairton, Elizabeth, Finleyville, Monongahela, New Eagle and Carroll, Rostraver, South Park, Union and Peters townships. The timetable for the testing is late summer and autumn. EQT can’t be more specific as the study will cover such a wide area but residents will be kept informed. This is EQT’s study but the permitting will be done by “Cougar Land Services”. The actual testing will be done by “Geokinetics”. Geokinetics has been providing seismic data processing services to the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. Representatives from Cougar Land Services will be contacting specific residents and land-owners to have permits approved to locate the Vibroseis trucks and/or sensors at predetermined points already mapped out by Geokinetics. The Geophones are interconnected by long cables that remain in place until testing is completed. In our area, the maps I’ve seen have the Vibroseis unit being used on or along existing highways and roads but the geophone points are nearly always on private property – hence the need for permits. What about damage? Any history of damage to foundations, water wells and springs, could not be addressed by EQT but they claim the risk for damage is small but any damage created will be repaired or the property owner will be reimbursed. The problem is, you need before and after inspections to prove the testing created the damage. The inspections are free to the property owner. Union Twp. has an ordinance in place addressing Geophysical/Seismic Testing – Ordinance No. 2011-1. It should help to keep energy levels within prescribed limits. The study is called the “Bunola 3D Prospect”. The Project Mgr. (Cougar Land Services) is Doug Garrett 1-800-568-3819.

The Crew Missions Lending a Helping Hand to Homeowners in Need Give Back in 2013 to your local community, by helping homeowners, families, single families who need your help. The Crew Missions is a faith-based non-profit, volunteer program that helps homeowners with small projects in or around their home in the Pittsburgh area. Volunteers help homeowners with small projects such as painting, yard cleanup, weeding, trimming hedges, planting flowers, creating flower beds, light house cleaning or other small requested projects by the homeowner. Workdays are once a month on a Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Areas of service include, but are not limited to the Pittsburgh and Mon Valley Areas. For the complete workday information please visit the website at www.crewmissions.org. You can make a difference in a big or small way. Volunteer your time, efforts and abilities to serve with The Crew Missions. Call Judi 412-708-7328 or email info@crewmissions.org for more information.


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Oldies Dance at the Mon Valley YMCA - June 28 The Mon Valley YMCA will hold an Oldies Dance in the Activity Hall on Friday, June 28 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. The event is free to members, $3 for non-members. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drink. DJ is Chris Paglia. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Register in the business office.


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Monongahela Women's Club Donates to MVH Gift Shop

Ruth Antonelli, of Belle Vernon, and Ruthann Dulovich, of Monongahela, Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. president and shop chairperson respectively, serve Monongahela Woman’s Club President Marcia Barna of Monongahela and MVH Vice President of Fund Development Sara Schumacher, of Washington.

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Monongahela Woman’s Club recently helped improve the ambiance for guests at Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Gift Shop, by raising nearly $700 to reupholster the heavily used lunch counter seats. “While visiting my aunt, I saw that the seats could use some TLC, and I thought it would be a great project for our club to help with,” said Judy McCurry of Craven Hill, a past president and club member for 16 years. She said it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Ms. McCurry approached the Gift Shop manager and then brought the idea to club President Marcia Barna, who guides the group in choosing projects each year. Club members agreed and Ms. Barna contacted Garrie Jackson of Jackson Upholstery in Monongahela to do the work. The club held various fundraisers, including what have become two local traditions — selling homemade cranberry jalapeño jelly and hosting the annual Ringgold Senior Girls Tea at the Monongahela Fire Hall each April.


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Friends of South Park Library Will Hold Fiscal Year-End Meeting

An Angler’s Dream Canonsburg Lake Stocked with Trout

The Friends will hold their last meeting for this fiscal year of July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013 on Thursday, June 28 in the library. Meetings are usually an hour and begin at 7:00 pm. Members are urged to try to attend this meeting. Anyone interested in finding out a bit more about the Friends, should attend this meeting. Officers will be elected for 2013-2014, Community Day and the next book sale will be discussed. The Friends usually hold 4 meetings a year, this being last of their fiscal year. The Friends ask members and anyone else interested to please mark their calendars with this important date.

Sean Sauserman, a Waterways Conservation Officer, (w/ back to camera) supervises the trout stocking operation at Canonsburg Lake.

This net full of flopping fish are all rainbow trout, but the Commission also stocks brown trout. The fish average 9-12” in length.

By Ken Askew

When kids are little, they get excited when the ice cream truck appears on their street. When those kids grow up, they experience the same excitement when the fish hatchery delivery truck arrives at their favorite fishing spot! For about a month in the Spring and again in Autumn, a truck laden with 3,300 lively trout arrives from a PA Fish & Game Commission hatchery, and dumps its’ wiggling load at various locations. If the site is a lake, the truck will back down a boat launch ramp to the edge of the water and attach one end of a 12-inch diameter, 50’ long plastic pipe to a valve on the truck, and let the other end submerge in the water. The valve is opened, and WHOOSH!! – one of the six tanks aboard the truck is emptied in just a few minutes. The procedure is then repeated with the other five tanks and valves. On May 7, 2013 this process was followed at Canonsburg Lake at precisely 1:00 PM, just as scheduled on the Commission’s website,pfbc.state.pa.us _webgis/TroutStockingDetails.aspx. Twenty-five anxious fishermen (plus a few fisherwomen) gathered to watch the spectacle, and then cast their lines in hope of some fun or perhaps a fresh and flavorful dinner entrée for that evening’s supper. During April and early May, the Commission scheduled 19 trout stockings at ten locations--just in Washington County. If the destination

Joe Romano, a Commission helper, struggles to hold fast to two slippery beauties.

The Commission truck carries six individual tanks of fish, to minimize the water sloshing around when on the road.

is a creek or stream, the truck usually cannot get as close to the water, which necessitates up to 50 volunteers forming an old-fashioned bucket brigade to get the fish down to the water.


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

Open Your Mind to a Home's Potential Cosmetic issues are easy to remedy! Home shopping for first-time homebuyers is an exciting, and often nerve-wracking, experience. If you're like others in the market for their first home, you have imagined how soon-to-be home will look. It's important to keep in mind that bad decorating, dingy walls and a dirt-bare back yard may NOT be a bad investment! If you look carefully past the hideous wallpaper, funky light fixtures and avocado green carpeting, you just might find yourself a home with great potential. One of the first things to do is to get pre-approved for a loan and determine the maximum you can

afford to offer for a house. Don't look at homes that are asking for more than 5 percent above your maximum, otherwise you'll be setting yourself up for disappointment if you find the perfect—but outside your budget—home. So what do you consider? The floor plan of the home is extremely important. If a floor plan isn't quite to your liking, consider rearranging it or adding on. If you're looking at an existing home and will need to remodel or expand to suit your needs, the estimated cost of renovation needs to be considered when making an offer. Also, consider the features of a home: • Walls - While these are among the easiest to remedy, they also make a huge first impression. If the walls need to be painted, are covered in wallpaper or are painted a color you find distasteful, picture them crisp and clean in the color of your choice. • Floors - Like walls, carpet or floor surfaces that are old or outdated can be easily replaced. Based on the price point, you may even be able to ask for a carpet allowance as part of your offer. • Landscaping - Your best bet is a moderately landscaped yard because you can always improve landscaping without spending too much. Worst case, even if you're looking at dirt, landscaping is one of the easier projects to tackle. • Closets and garages - You can never have too much storage space, which is why so many newer

CENTURY 21 – Frontier Realty Agent of the Month William Brahler IV of CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty achieved a major career milestone when he was earned his Associate Broker's license from the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission in April. Originally licensed as a Salesperson in May of 2004, William has successfully sold real estate William Brahler IV throughout Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette, and even Somerset County. Congratulations are in order!

homes have three-car garages. But if you encounter a converted garage that is now a bedroom or storage room, don't give up. Converted garages can almost always go back to their original purpose without much cost or labor. • Kitchen - The most popular room in the house, many homeowners want their kitchen to be large and have modern appliances. Don't let outdated color schemes deter you because there's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make a kitchen your own. • The exterior - If the home doesn't have good curb appeal, try to picture it with a fresh coat of paint and revitalized landscaping. When making an offer, consider what you can't live without, as well as your budget. Most importantly, keep in mind that unless you're building your dream home from scratch, you'll probably never find the “perfect” home. But seeing past a previous owner's bad or outdated decorating choices to the core of the home and its potential for livability you may find your “ideal” home for this stage of your life. It may take a little work, but that is part of the process of putting your personal stamp on the property to make it your very own place to call home! Finleyville 724-348-7470 Belle Vernon 724-929-2180 McMurray 724-941-8680


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Local Business Awards Scholarships to Four Area Seniors Dr. Gary Cartwright, an orthodontist with offices McMurray & Bethel Park, recently awarded four $500 scholarships to four high school seniors; two girls and two boys. Every year he conducts an essay contest for all past and present patients who are furthering their education. The topic was “What would you like to study after high school and why?” WINNERS THIS YEAR WERE: Carlie Oros of Washington, daughter of Bruce and Linda Oros. Carlie will be attending Robert Morris University to Front Row (l to r): Hallie Szymanski and Carlie Oros. Back Row (l-r): Cameron Lang, study nursing; Dr. Gary Cartwright, Henry Potosnak Hallie Szymanski of Finleyville, daughter of Frank and Rachael Szymanski. Hallie will be attending Duquesne University to study nursing; Henry Potosnak of Eighty Four, son of Richard and Amy Potosnak. Henry will be attending The University of Pittsburgh to study finance and business information systems; Cameron Lang of Bethel Park, son of Craig and Tracey Lang. Cameron will be attending Ohio University to study business management and sports.

National Pike Festival Celebrates Heritage of Route 40 By Alice Harris

The National Pike Festival was celebrated the weekend of May 18-19 at various sites all along Route 40 including Claysville, Washington, Scenery Hill, and Centerville in Washington County. The National Road (Route 40) began in 1811 at Cumberland, MD to eventuOne of the highlights of the National Pike Festival is the ally reach Vanadalia, IL and reinactment of the Wagon Train which travels Route 40 was known as the road west. from site to site. By mid afternoon, to the delight of waitThousands of horses, mules, ing festival-goers, it reached the grounds of the 33rd and Conestoga wagons car- Annual National Pike Steam, Gas, and Horse Association Festival in Centerville. ried settlers west to dreams of a better life on the frontier. The Festival has also more recently become known for the huge number of yard sales and flea markets set up all along Route 40 for this weekend.


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Monongahela Cemetery Commemorates 150th Anniversary

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The Monongahela Cemetery, located at 800 Country Club Road, is commemorating its 150 year anniversary. Join us in commemorating this milestone. Community Commemoration Week Schedule of Events: Monday, June 24 7:00 p.m. - Historical Society Markers Dedication at Memorial Chapel Tuesday, June 25 6:00 p.m. - Veterans Council Headstone Rededication (Robert McGrew) 7:00 p.m. - Power Point Presentation – Kathleen Mancinelli Wednesday, June 26 11:00 a.m. - Joseph Frye – Plaque Dedication 7:00 p.m. Monongahela Ministerium Thursday, June 27 5:00 p.m. - 6:30p.m. -Walking Tour conducted by Charles Talbert 7:00 p.m. - Penn State Alumni – Honor the Gravesite of Joe Mason (Creator of the Nittany Lion)

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Monongahela Announces 4th of July Celebration Activities The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and the local business owners are proud to continue the Independence Day Celebration. The fireworks extravaganza will be held Thursday, July 4 at the Monongahela Aquatorium. Entertainment will begin at 6 pm with the fireworks display at 9:45 pm. A rain date of July 5 has been scheduled. The firework display will be professionally fired by Starfire Corp. of North Cambria, PA. This event is solely funded by Chamber Members, private donations, service clubs and organizations throughout the community. Various Food Vendors, Game Trailers and glow in the dark products will be available during the evening. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises, no firecrackers and no glow in the dark products may be sold. Members of the Chamber of Commerce will be collecting donations, selling glow products and chances for a 50/50 raffle. The winner of the 50/50 raffle will be announced prior to the fireworks. Residents are strongly reminded to avoid the fireworks display site along Bunola River Road. Local police will be fining all stopped vehicles. The Firework display will not commence until all Federal regulations are adhered to. The US Coast Guard will close the river to all recreational boaters from 9:30 until 10:15 pm. Donations should be sent to the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, 212 West Main Street, Monongahela PA 15063. Please make checks payable to MACC and mark firework donation.


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The American Legion Morrison-Ritchey Post 613: Continuing the Mission of the American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 613 of Finleyville recently gathered and packaged sweet treats for our Veterans at the Veterans Hospital in Oakland. They were personally delivered in time for Memorial Day. Pictured above packaging treats for Veterans are: Beverly Richards, Unit President; Maryann McDonagh, Historian; and Beverly Lawrence, Unit Sergeant at Arms. Said Ms. Richards: “We want to do what we can to send comforts to those who serve this country we love.”

Angel Ridge Animal Rescue Announces Offsite Event Schedule Angel Ridge Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter and sanctuary for dogs, cats and horses. It is located on 50 acre Angel Ridge farm in Washington, Pennsylvania. Angel Ridge provides a permanent home and cares for animals that are not easily adoptable due to their age, handicap, breed, or temperament. The Angel Ridge Animal Rescue has announced their Summer 2013 offsite events schedule. 10th Annual Pet Fair - Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Rd., Bethel Park. Washington's Petco 6th Annual Adoption Event - Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Petco, 70 Trinity Point Dr., Washington. Adoption Event - Saturday, August 10 from 12:00 to 8:00 pm at the Washington County Fair. Bow Wow Bingo - Saturday, August 24 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Hickory Fire Hall. Bark in the Park - Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Allison Elementary School, 803 McGovern Rd., Houston. Please check our website the most current information at www.angelridgeanimalrescue.org.

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2nd Annual “Wreaths & Roar” Motorcycle Ride for the Military Working in conjunction with the Bible Chapel in McMurray, “Wreaths Across America”, and “The Wounded Warrior Project”, the 2nd annual motorcycle “Ride for Wreaths and Roar for the Military” will raise funds to honor America’s soldiers, sailors, marines and air force. Monies raised will go to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves as part of ceremonies during the holiday season. The remembrance is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, which exists to honor and empower wounded warriors who incurred service-connected injuries on or after September 11, 2001. The ride will be held on June 8, 2013, starting at Steel City Motorcycles, 1375 Washington Road (Route 19), Washington, PA. Registration opens at 9:30 AM; bikers leave at 11:00 AM. The ride is approximately 50 miles in length. There will be a stop along the ride for a brief ceremony at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies near Cecil, before finishing at the Bible Chapel in McMurray for a cookout and music. The donation is $20 one-up or $25 two-up. Everyone who registers online will receive a free ride pin! For more information, e-mail chapelroughriders@gmail.com or call Mike Holtkamp at 412-580-6054. To register: www.chapelroughriders.com

Finleyville Psychic Medium Holding Monthly Events By Charlotte Hopkins

Deborah Ann, a Psychic Medium, from Finleyville, will be hosting monthly events throughout the Mon Valley. Her events, the Mystical Psychic Fairs, will be held at a variety of different venues and will include a wide array of activities. The night will begin with readings by mediums and psychics. Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction, Aura Photography, and Spiritual Response Therapy will be offered. There will also be an Ordained Spiritualist Minister and Medium to deliver messages from loved ones. There is a $25 fee to participate in his Message Circle. Guests can also purchase jewelry, incense and food! Tickets to the Psychic Fair are $5. For more information on future dates, places and prices, contact Deborah Ann at 724-348-8063. She can also be reached on facebook at www.facebook.com/MysticalPsychicFair.

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A highlight of the Craft Fair – A huge Chinese auction.

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The Saint Francis High School Youth Ministry sponsored a Vendor /Craft Fair on May 11, 2013 - a fundraiser to assist Dove Bright – a 20 year old quadriplegic. Dove was diagnosed with transverse myelitis over a year ago and remains paralyzed still today. On February 24, 2012, Dove woke with a stiff neck and by noon had become paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed with transverse myelitis at Presbyterian Hospital. The doctors told her mother that in the last 10 years they have seen only ten cases like Dove's. The St. Francis Youth Ministry is already busy giving a helping hand at the Finleyville Food Bank or taking meals to a Ronald McDonald House. On hearing about Dove’s health problem, they decided to take on one more challenge – help making Dove’s life a bit better. Mary Jane Jurofcik is the leader of the Ministry and also helps in caring for Dove to give her family a break.

The Craft Fair at St. Francis Finley Hall is packed with vendors and bargain seekers.

A special “Thank You” to all the vendors, volunteers, the St. Francis Youth Mnistry, St. Francis of Assisi Church and everyone who came to support the Craft/Vendor Show. Donations to assist in the care of Dove may be sent to: The Dove Bright Care Fund S&T bank 800 Philadelphia Street Indiana, Pa

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FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK LIBRARY SPONSORING SUMMER FITNESS PROGRAM

West Elizabeth Vendor Show a Success

The Friends of South Park Library are offering 3 months of fitness classes for just $99 for the Summer months of June, July and August 2013. Passes can be used only for these 3 months after which, starting September 2, their regular price will resume. During these months, you'll be able to try each and every class (4 different ones), as often in a week as you'd like in that 3 month period. Try "Power Cut/ Lifting" on Mondays 9:15 - 10:30; "Floor & More" on Wednesdays 9:15 - 10:30; "Booty Blast" on Friday 9:15 - 10:30, while on Saturday 9 - 10 am is "Overweight and Out Of Shape". Try one particular class or mix and match. Info sheets on all the Friends' classes can be found on the Friends' Information stand in the library. Classes are held in South Park Township Community Center Building on Brownsville Rd. across from Bavarian Village. Plenty of parking available. Experience "Friends classes" taught by Fran Campas. Passes can be bought from Fran, at any first class you plan on trying. Go to first class, buy pass from her then start your session immediately. Wear comfortable shoes, clothing for easy, flexible, more comfortable movements. Bring a towel/mat, then begin to work out at your own pace. Have set of small hand weights? Bring them along, if you'd like. Further info on these classes is available by calling Fran at 412-835-1151.

St. Francis Youth Group and Lynch Landscape Supply Team Up For Fundraiser The St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group and Lynch Landscape Supply in Venetia have once again teamed up to help raise funds. The youth group will receive $1 for every cubic yard of mulch, compost or top soil that customers have delivered or pick up from Lynch. Lynch Landscape Supply is located at 452 Venetia Road, in Venetia, PA. You can call ahead at 724-348-5518. Customers must mention that you are participating in the "St. Francis Youth Group Fundraiser" in order for the group to get the profit. There is no additional charge to you the customer. The fundraiser runs through August. The St Francis Youth Group supports our local food bank.

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A Vendor Show to help raise funds for the West Elizabeth Fire Department was held recently at the West Elizabeth Fire Hall. The event was put together by the team of Lisa Morris, Charlene Bendel, Judy Wolfgang, Tom Wolfgang, Rob Winterbottom, and Anna-Marie Macioce, with firefighters volunteering to work at the event as well. The show featured a wide variety of gems such as handmade scarves and collars for your cats and dogs, to homemade pumpkin butter, barrettes (with your child's name) and tea light pins! There were also creative purses, frames and magnets made from remnants of blue jeans! West Elizabeth's own, Shawnelle Dodds, was featuring caricature art, and David Mikolaj boasted his banks made from the doors of old post office boxes!

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Pleasant Hills Library Announces June Programs The Pleasant Hills Library, located at 302 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is offering the following programs and events in June. For more information, contact Dani Danylo at 412-655-2424 or danylod@einetwork.net. You can also visit our website at www.pleasanthillslibrary.org

CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND TEENS PROGRAMS Donuts with Dad: Monday, June 3 at 7:00 pm. Celebrate the man in your life by treating him to a night out at the library! We’ll share stories, make a craft and sample delicious donuts! Register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27 at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm. 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, June 5 – August 28 at 10:30 am. Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Tot Time: Thursdays, June 6 – August 29 at 10:30 am. 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. Summer Reading Club Kick-off at Pleasant Kingdom Playground: Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 pm. Join us for games, crafts, and ice cream sundaes in celebration of summer! Sign up for Summer Reading Club while you’re there and receive a fun goody bag! A program for every age from birth to 101, interest level and reading ability! Pleasant Kingdom Playground is located on East Bruceton Road, behind the Pleasant Hills Borough Building. All Ages Event. No registration necessary. PJ Family Story Time - Goodnight Diggers: Monday, June 10 at 7:00 pm.

Learn about construction equipment while enjoying stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delicious snack! Wear your PJs! Register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net. After School Adventures - Caveman Art: Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00 pm. For children going into Kindergarten 5th Grade. Register by calling 412-6552424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net. Teen Talk: Thursdays, June 13 – August 8 at 12 pm. Stuff your face with delicious food while enjoying conversation with friends and a variety of games! We’ll play Wii and chat about books! For students going into grades 6 – 12. No registration necessary. Bug Hunt at Pleasant Hills Arboretum: Monday, June 17. Join Chad Gore, local entomologist, at the Pleasant Hills Arboretum, 181 West Bruceton Rd., to learn about bugs in our area. A $1 donation per child is requested. Register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net. Chick-fil-A Craft Night: Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 pm. Drop by Chick-fil-a Restaurant on Route 51 anytime between 5 – 7 pm to make a fun craft, play a silly game, and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal (with purchase of adult combo or entrée salad)! No registration necessary. After School Adventures - Lego Fun: Wednesday, June 26 at 4:00 pm. Bring your own Legos or use ours! For children going into Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Register by calling 412-6552424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net. Teen Craft: A Whole Lot of Worry: Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm. Learn how to make worry stones and dolls to take your worries away! For students going into grades 6 – 12. No registration necessary.

ADULT PROGRAMS The Murder and Mayhem Mystery Book Club will meet Monday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. This month’s mystery selec-

tion is The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver. Conversation Salon - Share your thoughts at the Pleasant Hills Library Conversation Salon on Friday, June 7 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Experience Lively discussions on various topics of interest. The Writers Group and Lifestory Writing Group will meet together on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room. Beginning and experienced writers in any genre including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir writing are invited to participate. Please bring a sample essay or writing excerpt to share with the group. Summer Reading Program - The Pleasant Hills Library Summer Reading Kick-off for both children and adults will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Kingdom Playground on E. Bruceton Rd. (behind the Pleasant Hills Borough Building) This year’s adult theme is “Groundbreaking Reads.” Activities for adults include several easy take home crafts, games with prizes and a make your own ice cream sundae bar. Each adult who registers for summer reading will receive a goody bag and an invitation to the end of the summer Zombie Party on August 8.

to 8:00 p.m. presented by Karen Sable, Pet Emergency Training LLC. Register by calling Deb Chebatoris at 412-2207800. Make a Garden Craft on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Hills Library Program Room. The craft is a garden girl made from four clay pots and holding a bouquet of flowers and a watering can. Cost for materials is $15 payable in advance. Registration required. Book Group - The Pleasant Hills Library Book Group will meet Monday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. June’s selection is A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson. Haunted Investigations - Ever wondered how those haunted investigators set up their equipment to catch the image and sounds of lingering spirits? Satisfy your curiosity on Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. when the Pleasant Hills Library presents How Do They Do That: Haunted Investigations. See and participate in an actual investigation of the Library. Yoga Class - A six week Yoga Class will begin on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Pleasant Hills Library Program Room. Please bring a yoga mat. Cost for the class is $50 if paid in advance or $10 per class.

Pet First Aid - The Pleasant Hills Library will hold a Pet First Aid Program on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30

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Elizabeth Borough Fire Department Holds Community Open House

911 Operator practicing with Hunter Kondratowicz on how to call for help in the event of an emergency.

The heroes of the Elizabeth Borough Fire Department

By Charlotte Hopkins

The Elizabeth Borough Fire Department recently held an open house to encourage residents to stop by and meet the firefighters, and explore the equipment. There were 911 operators on hand to talk to children about the proper steps to take when calling 911, such as remaining calm, how to answer operators questions and not to hang up in the middle of the call. They had a variety of phones to practice from including a cell phone, TTY phone, cordless phone and corded phone. Guests at the Open House received an assortment of trinkets, such as, pencils, book marks, travel band-aids, coins and more. The firefighters provided important emergency literature and Tot Finder stickers for visitors. The firemen were also prepared for the children with tattoos, fire helmets, stickers, and coloring books. A buffet of sandwiches, chips, cookies and juice were also provided.

Landen Sanner loved the view from the seat of the fire truck!

Steven Poorman and Gavin Sanner had a great time making puddles from the cooler of ice

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UPCOMING JUNE PROGRAMS AT PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY The Peters Township Public Library, located at 616 E. McMurray Road, in McMurray, PA, will be offering the following programs during the month of June. For more information or questions, please call 724-941-9430 or visit the website www.ptlibrary.org. Sign Language Introduction for Young Adults/Adults 9th grade and older for 6 weeks, Mondays, June 3 - July 8 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. Cost is $30.00. Students will learn to use their eyes, face, and hands to communicate. Register for this program at the library’s circulation desk. Travel Club 2nd Thursday of the month starting Thursday, June 13 from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Hosted by Kristin Mareska, owner of South Hills Travel. Meeting topics will vary from month to month, depending on what the members would like to discuss. First up: Disney! We’ll be discussing Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort - the differences between them, which may be right for your next vacation, and what’s new in each park. Bring your favorite Disney memories, photos, tips, and any questions you may have. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or call 724-9419430 to register to attend. My Journey to Hekima Place Wednesday, June 19 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. This inspirational evening is about 2 local residents who are making a difference in the lives of young girls orphaned by AIDS/HIV in Kenya. In 2005, Mt. Lebanon resident Kate Fletcher founded Hekima Place to provide these children with a stable home environment and an education. Lorraine Bridy recently traveled to

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Kenya and will discuss her decision to volunteer and her experiences with the children. She will provide background information about the faithbased home and share videos of some of the children who currently reside there. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or call 724-941-9430 to register to attend. Laughter Club Thursday, June 20 from 10:00 11:00 a.m. Laughter Clubs promote laughter inside to support happiness outside. Participants get together to use laughter to improve health and outlook, as laughter can reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, and lower your blood pressure. Laughter Clubs utilize a systematic activity approach that is based on a foundation of practices, such as yoga, meditation, and modern medical science. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or call 724941-9430 to register to attend. DropIns are also welcomed! Whose What? Is That?! Book Talk Thursday, June 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as we welcome local resident Marylu Zuk, who will be discussing her recently published book Whose A&& is That? Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or call 724941-9430 to register to attend. Family Coaching 101 Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. In this introductory workshop to Family Coaching, we’ll identify the strengths of your family and explore how you can bring more harmony and happiness into your home. Email programs@ptlibrary.org or call 724-9419430 to register to attend.

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Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Brenda Walther and ED Director Kelly Macheska, RN, BSN, open the first aid kits with Carroll Twp. Police Chief Paul Brand and Monongahela Police Chief Brian Tempest.

Monongahela Valley Hospital recently donated four first responder kits to the Carroll Township and Monongahela police departments to equip the local police cruisers with emergency first aid supplies. The sturdy, compact kits contain supplies one might need when arriving first on the scene of an accident, such as a CPR mask, instant glucose, bandages, cold packs, a stethoscope, distilled water, blood pressure cuff, ace bandages, gloves and a flashlight to examine eyes. MVH will replenish the first aid supplies as needed. “We learned through Carl Crawley Jr. (MVH Board of Trustees and Board of Directors member) that the Monongahela police had received first aid training but did not have the supplies in their vehicles in case of an emergency,” said Linda Zidek, BSN, RH, PHRN, pre-hospital coordinator for MVH. “Because we also work so closely with Carroll Twp. Police, we decided to put kits together for both departments.”

Retired Men's Luncheon Group to Get Latest Golf Tips From Local Pro At the June meeting of the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group (RMLG) of Pleasant Hills, Golf Professional Brian Farley of the Practice Tee will provide us with information on the latest in golfing equipment and practices that may help us to solve those problems. The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 20 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 $6. 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, June 14 to be included in the lunch order.


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Recent Local Death Notices ALLEN, Dorothy, 88, of Bethel Park, died April 15. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. ANGERMAN, Velma Jean, 86, of Monongahela, died April 5. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BAGNELL, James F., 65, of Forward Township, died April 11. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BAKORI, Laverna, 94, of Union Township, died April 8. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. BARSKITE, June, 51, of Nottingham Township, died April 26. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BEAUMARIAGE, Emil, 93, of Finleyville (formerly of Baldwin), died May 13. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BELLICINI, Leo F., 55, of Ebensburg, (formerly of Monongahela), died April 7. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BIERANOWSKI, Theresa, 89, of Baldwin, died April 18. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. BRODY, Gloria V., 82, of Carroll Township, died April 14. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BROWN, Angela, 82, of Baldwin, died May 4. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CATHELL, Ronald, 70, of Jefferson Hills, died April 9. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. COLLURA, Edith T., of Whitehall, died May 8. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

GILLIAM, Pastor James. T., 83, of Bethel Park, died April 9. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. GREER, Arthur R., 75, of Pleasant Hills, died May 12. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HAECK, George D., 62, of Pleasant Hills, died May 4. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HEULER, Richard, 59, formerly of Bethel Park, died April 16. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. HIRSCHI, Eugene E., of New Eagle, died April 12. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. HODGSON, Mildred L., 87, of Monongahela, died April 9. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. HOFFMAN, Pamela Jean (Gorsak), 61, of Eighty-four, died May 4. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HOFFMAN, Walter Leroy, 73, of Monongahela, died May 1. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. HOLLINGSWORTH, Eva A., 94, of South Park, died April 23. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. HORNACK, Mary A., 93, formerly of Fallowfield Township, died May 7. Arrangements under the direction of MelenyzerDuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. INGRAM, Edward D. Jr., 71, of Pleasant Hills, died April 24. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

DeVENTURA, Anna, 95, of Carroll Township, died May 14. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi.

JEANNOT, Elizabeth (Libby), 93, of Bethel Park (formerly of Finleyville), died April 19. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

DZURENDA, Ann T. (Macejko), 93, of Baldwin, died May 3. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

KOFFLER, Gertrude, 99, of Bethel Park, died April 13. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

FEICK, Angelina Marie, 67, of Forward Township, died April 25. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela.

KRIEBEL, William G., 75, of Venetia, died April 26. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

LAW, Anthony T., 71, of Carroll Township, died April 18. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. LIVINGSTON, Samuel, 93, of Pleasant Hills, died April 24. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. LOPRESTI, James A., 80, of New Eagle, died May 1. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. LUTES, Arlene L., 78, of Venetia, died April 19. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MACEIL, Sharon, 49, of South Park, died May 11. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. McELHINNY, Walter D., 83, of West Mifflin, died April 26. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MELANI, Harry F., 86, of South Park, died May 8. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MESING, Betty, 90, of Jefferson Hills, died April 22. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MOZZONI, Orlando Jr., 61, of Monongahela, died May 16. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. NADZAM, Charles G. Sr., 75, of Pleasant Hills, died May 15. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PARZICK, John S., 75, of South Hills, died May 6. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PELLEGRINI, Kathleen Rose, 68, of New Eagle, died April 15. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. PETROSSI, Louis, 79, of Bethel Park, died April 11. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. POLANOWSKI, Caroline, 88, of Bethel Park, died April 18. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. POSTERARO, Abramo, 84, formerly of Bethel Park, died April 9. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

REAVES, Sandra L. “Sandy”, 54, of Monongahela, died May 7. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. RUFFING, Norbert, 86, of Jefferson Hills, died April 1. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SANUTELLI, Eugene Paul “Geno”, 63, West Mifflin, died April 18. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SEDON, Joseph Jr., 62, of Bethel Park, died April 2. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. STEVENS, Frank, 87, of Clairton, died April 8. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. SULLIVAN, Frances R., 81, Fallowfield Township, died April 19. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. TIMKO, Laurie Ann, 65, Fallowfield Township, died April 18. Arrangements under the direction of Carl J. Spallino Funeral Home in Charleroi. TODD, Juliana, 90, of Donora (formerly of Finleyville), died April 9. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. VALVO, Dorothy, 84, of Pleasant Hills, died April 24. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VEHAR, Agnes, 98, of Bethel Park, died April 13. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. WAHLEN, William J. “Bill”, 59, of South Park, died May 15. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WALSHAK, Catherine W., 87, of Pleasant Hills, died May 9. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WITHERS, Susan J., 50, of Monongahela, died May 12. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. ZOLKOWSKI, Margaret, 86, of North Baldwin, died May 4. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.


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7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh Women s Business Network June Meetings The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com. Local area meetings will be held as follows: â&#x20AC;˘ The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington at 8:15 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, June 5 and 19. Contact Paula Stoltz at 412-3342509. â&#x20AC;˘ The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trinity Point on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, June 12 and 26. Contact Karen Kovac at 724-986-6739. â&#x20AC;˘ The Mon Valley Chapter meets at 9:15 a.m. at Chaney's Natural, 138 West Main Street, Monongahela on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, June 6 and 20. Contact Amanda Ciranni at 724-309-5120.

Chamber Members Graduate From Leadership Washington County Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce members (left) Lori Spina of Southwest Medical and (right) Angel Gulick of the Mon Valley YMCA recently graduated from the Leadership Washington County program. A ceremony was held on May 21 at Bella Sera Restaurant in Canonsburg. Both graduates attended the program through the Chamber's scholarship awards.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Earns Prestigious Distinction Monongahela Valley Hospital recently earned the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Bronze Award for excellence in stroke care. The award is presented to hospitals that demonstrate improved stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. “This award is a testaPatrick Alberts, MVH’s chief operating officer, (left) accepts the ment to our entire stroke Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Bronze Award from Steve team,” said Mary Lou Murt, Dentel as Christine Snyder, MVH’s stroke coordinator looks on. MVH’s senior vice president of Nursing. “When a stroke is occurring, time equals brain. People in the mid-Monongahela Valley should feel secure in knowing that they can receive excellent care that meets or exceeds the American Heart Association standards at Monongahela Valley Hospital from the medical professionals they know and trust.”

MACC - Business of the Month Webster Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is please to feature Webster Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation as our Business of the Month. Colin Webster is the owner of Webster Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation, at 767 Dry Run Road, in Monongahela. Colin, originally from Monongahela, graduated from Ringgold and Duquesne University. After earning his bachelors’ degree, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. After Palmer, he practiced for 3 years at a busy practice in Cranberry before returning to Monongahela and taking over Stillwagon Chiropractic. The office is open six days a week Monday through Saturday. The primary goal for patients is to relieve pain and restore normal function as quickly as possible. Treatment includes Chiropractic adjustments, different therapies, and exercise rehabilitation. The office is currently accepting new patients. Please call 724-2586506 to schedule an appointment today.


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Family Owned Farm Focuses on Homegrown Produce After spending many years in a large corporation and raising two children, John Varner and his wife Diane, have returned to their roots and their love of farming. The Varner's own and operate Stone Church Acres Farm located at the top of Stone Church Road in Finleyville, PA. Their mission as a small 30-acre farm is to harvest delicious tasting fruits and vegetables for the local community. The Stone Church Acres Farm family invites you to try their fresh proThey pride themduce! Pictured are- bottom row (l-r): Emily Varner (daughter), selves on growing Melissa Jinks (daughter), Ruth Scheidhauer and Jake Scheidhauer top quality vegeta(parents of Diane), Stephanie Tress (niece), Diane Varner (owner). bles. Top row (l to r): Benjamin Tress (nephew), John Varner (owner), The entire family Brian Jinks (son-in-law). is included in the planting, picking from 10 am - 6 pm beginning on June and selling operation at the farm. They 22. In addition, they will be selling follow sustainable agricultural pracfresh picked produce at the Pleasant tices by growing all produce as natuHills, Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon rally as possible. They use both organic Farmers Markets. and IPM (Integrated Pest For further information, contact Management) crop production methStone Church Acres Farm at 724-255ods. 9129, via email at Stone Church Acres Farm is current- contactus@stonechurchacres.com , go ly accepting applications for CSA to website at stonechurchacres.com, or (Community Supported Agriculture) visit them at their farm market at 318 memberships. They will also be sellStone Church Rd. Finleyville PA. ing produce at the barn on Saturdays


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Kids & Family Three Mon Valley Area Libraries to Offer A Unique Summer Reading Program Three Mon Valley area libraries are joining with the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), a federated library system of 45 independent libraries, including the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, to offer “Questyinz” an innovative addition to traditional summer reading programs. The Bentleyville, Donora and Monongahela libraries will offer this new program beginning on June 1. An online learning game, Questyinz invites K-5 students to actively pursue a journey of discovery through encounters with books, educational websites, and real-world experiences through quests. A student’s adventure begins with a visit one of the participating libraries to get a Questyinz game card. Once students receive their card, they can play all summer long by visiting www.Questyinz.com. Through Questyinz, students choose avatars and complete discovery quests to earn badges and

points towards virtual rewards for their clubhouse. Students can choose from a myriad of topics in 17 categories, including ones which feature local themes. New features in 2013 include a printable quest journal to keep track of activities that must be completed offline, such as reading, and a “readto-me” feature for beginning readers. Bentleyville Public Library, Donora Public Library and Monongahela Area Library are all members of the Washington District Libraries. Through their District Consultant, they were among the Washington County Library System libraries asked to join the pilot program which launched in 2012. Children in grades K-5 are welcome to stop by one of the participating libraries to receive a game card. For more info, call the Monongahela Area Library at 724-258-5409.

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Shekinah Western Ranch Camp "Cowboys Up" for Another Camp Season

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It's time to "saddle up horses" and "rev up" the go-karts at Shekinah Western Ranch Camp. Shekinah Ranch kicks off their 11th season with a Fun Fest on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It's free for everyone! Activities include horse rides, climbing wall, zip-line, miniature golf, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo and so much more. The camp season officially begins on Sunday, June 9 with week-long Overnight Camps and Day Camps. Founder and Director Rev. Tom Ravasio states that one of his favorite stories from parents about the Day Camps is, "As the parent drives off the campground with their child they hear the most imaginative stories about their child's experiences at camp and within a few miles find the child sound asleep for the remainder of the drive home. When the child awakes the next morning they are 'biting at the bit' to get out the door and return to Shekinah Ranch." Ravasio's vision for youth to Encounter God and Experience Horses has had an impact on hundreds and hundreds of youth over the past 10 years. This year Shekinah Ranch kicks off a brand new ministry known as the Revelation 19:11 Discipleship Project. It is designed for teens who desire to deepen their Christian experience and learn firsthand the power of camp ministry. It is a 5 week program where the students will stay on the campground and become a part of the overall ministry operation. You can learn more about Shekinah Western Ranch Camp by going to www.shekinahranch.com or calling 724-483-4343. You can also refer to our full page ad in this newspaper.

Are you ready to go underground and explore at the Peters Township Public Library? Join the Children’s Summer Reading program as they "Dig into Reading" and unearth great books, videos, crafts and fun! You will learn about construction, worms, bugs, gardening, burrowing animals and treasures. The program runs for 9 weeks beginning June 17 through August 16 at a cost of $5 payable at registration. Please register prior to the first day of the program. Sessions offered include: • Children entering Kindergarten - Grade 2 - Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. • Children entering Grades 2 - 3 - Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Children entering Grades 4 - 6 - Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Children will earn one ticket for every hour read. They can redeem tickets at the "Dig into Reading" store in the Children's Department throughout the week of August 19 - 23 during regular library open hours. A “Dig into Reading” Finale Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 17 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the library with games, treats, music and food available for purchase. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 724-941-9430 ext. 316. The library’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge, “Beneath the Surface,” will begin on Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at a Kick-Off Party with snacks, games, and giveaways as you register for the Summer Reading Challenge and signup for summer teen programs. The challenge will run from June 17 through August 16 and rewards you for reading. Every time you read a book and fill out a review, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize basket. For more information, contact the Young Adult Librarian at 724-941-9430 ext. 314.

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Summer Camps at Peters Township Recreation Center Peters Township Park and Recreation Department is offering the following summer camps at the Community Center. Registration begins June 1 for camps. Preregistration required. To register, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (724) 942-5000. SUMMER DAY CAMP (AGES 6 – 11 YEARS) Three 1-week sessions for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade (ages 6-11 years). Sports, crafts, hikes, music, animals, games, and more! Around the World Explore different exciting world cultures with unique games and cool crafts! July 8 – 12; Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – Noon Eco Challenge Love our great outdoors with interesting speakers, forest hikes, flower pressing, and a day fishing and exploring at our gorgeous Peters Lake Park! July 15 – 19; Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – Noon All About Animals Learn all about different animals through games, fun crafts and interesting speakers. July 22 – 26; Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - Noon, $55 Resident / $83 Non-Resident (per week), Peterswood Park, Shelter #4 PLAYGROUND PALS (AGES 4 – 8 YEARS) Three 1-week sessions, ( three days a week) for children who enjoy games, sports, crafts and using their imagination. Guest speakers will be present. Pre-registration required at the Community Recreation Center.. Holi-daze - Celebrate different holidays each day with awesome crafts, games and music! July 29, 31 and August 2, 9:30 a.m. – Noon Discovering Dinosaurs! Dig deep and learn about all different types of dinosaurs with a puppet show, crafts and songs, and even a fossil hunt! August 5, 7, 9, 9:30 a.m. – Noon Off to Sea Live like a pirate for the week with treasure hunts, adventurous games. August 12, 14, 16, 9:30 a.m. – Noon, $35 Resident / $53 Non-Resident (per week), Elm Grove Park

WILD ANIMAL SAFARI ART CAMP (AGES 5 – 11 YEARS) Lots of wild animals will be created in this art jungle! We will explore animal prints, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, and many more African jungle animals in the mediums of drawing, painting, clay and crafts! July 8 – 11, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., $65 Member / $98 Non-Member PIRATE ADVENTURE ART CAMP (AGES 5 – 10 YEARS) Junior pirates will make a treasure chest, clay coins, a buried treasure map, and a pirate ship painting along with many more treasures. July 22 – 25, 4 – 5 p.m., $65 Member / $98 Non-Member ISLAND LUAI ART CAMP (AGES 6 – 12 YEARS) Dress in your island clothes while we create colorful island projects! Seashells, sand, sunsets, palm trees, good luck tiki statues and much more island art will be created in this Aloha art camp. August 5 – 8, 3 – 4 p.m., $65 Member / $98 Non-Member PRINCESS DANCE CAMP (AGES 3 – 5 YEARS) This Princess themed camp will focus on fundamentals of ballet while using fun ““Princess”” props and music! July 8, 9, 10, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.; July 29, 30, 31, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.; $62 Member / $93 Non-Member BROADWAY BOUND! (AGES 6 – 8 YEARS) This musical theater camp will teach basic dance steps and combinations ! July 8, 9, 10, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; July 29, 30, 31, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Fee: $62 Member / $93 Non-Member CHESS CAMP (AGES 6 YEARS AND UP) Join us for chess instruction and playtime at the Peters Township Recreation Center. We all like to exercise our body, but how about exercising your mind? Bring a friend to have some fun with chess. Instructions include openings, middle game and end games.. July 22 – 26, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $35 Member / $53 Non-Member

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John McMillan Preschool Introduces Two New Programs John McMillan Preschool celebrates 40 years in early childhood by introducing two new programs for the 2013-2014 school year. Three year old children will now have the opportunity to attend preschool two or three days per week. The school will offer this program Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 11:30 a.m. The second program is called "Lunch & Learning". Children enrolled in this program will be able to add to their regular preschool day by staying from 11:30 - 2:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Offered to 4 and 5 year olds, the program will combine a shared lunchtime and small group/cooperative learning experiences. Families may reserve their space for the Fall semester at a savings, or add their name to our waiting list. More information is available on www.johnmcmillanpc.org, by email JMPCPreschool@yahoo.com or by calling 412-833-4704.


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Aaron Davis Receives Eagle Scout Award By Paul Chasko

On May 15, 2013 Aaron Davis, member of Boy Scout Troop 1452 in Finleyville, received the highest honor attainable in the Boy Scouts of America – The Eagle Scout Badge. An award ceremony was conducted at the Finleyville Presbyterian Church that was attended by his family, dignitaries and fellow scouts. In addition to the Eagle Scout Award, Aaron received Certificates Of Recognition from State Representative Rick Saccone and Union Twp. Board Member Steve Parish. Aaron with Scout Leader Richard Demski Aaron Davis is the son of Gwen and Paul Davis, and is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church of Finleyville. He is a senior at Ringgold High School where he is a member of The Interact Club, Ram Pound and Ski Club. He was also a member of the Ringgold football team during his sophomore and junior years. Aaron earned a total of 35 Merit Badges and spent over 100 nights in overnight camping. He participated in canoe trips, hikes, the National Jamboree, fund-raisers and various community service activities. In addition, he participated in bike trips to Camp Heritage in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Aaron receiving congratulations from State His Eagle Scout project was to Representative Rick Saccone organize a team and replace twenty unuseable horse shoe pits in Mingo Park. The horseshoe pits were thirty years old, sunken in, and overgrown with weeds. He and his team dug out the old pits, replaced the rotten frames and refilled them with clean gravel and dirt. This was accomplished over nine work sessions and planning activities totaling about 200 hours.

Ten Year Old Boys Display Selfless Act to Help Animals By Charlotte Hopkins

Ian Marks and Jacan Cant have been best friends for 5 years and have often thought of sharing their birthday parties since both boys were born in the month of April just days apart. This year they finally decided to do just that, and held a birthday bash at the Elizabeth Grand Theatre. However, it was their unselfish act that has people talking. Jacan Cant (left) and Ian Marks (right) never Instead of the traditional imagined a turnout this big when they asked their party birthday presents that most 10guests to bring donations for the White Oak Safe year old boys would ask for, Ian Haven Animal Shelter in lieu of birthday gifts! and Jacan requested that their guests instead bring donations to the no-kill pet shelter, White Oak Safe Haven. The fourth grade students who attend Elizabeth Forward, sent invitations with a list of the shelter's needs to their classmates. Jacan, son of Jeri and Jay Cant, was excited about the turnout from his friends and family. "We didn't need all that junk anyway,” said Jacan. “The animals need it more, and hopefully next year we'll get twice as much." Ian, whose parents are One of the families (who chose to be anonymous) Patty and Sean Marks, said that made special boxes for the birthday boys to take they are looking forward to to the Animal Shelter. (Even more donations doing this every year! arrived at the homes of the boys). A guest at the party said it best when she wrapped up their generous kids today just want, want, want, but and selfless act by saying, "So many these kids are just so sweet!"


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Eleven Year-Old Taylor Tekulve of Bethel Park Selected as 2013 March of Dimes Pittsburgh Ambassador Child Family Will Share Their Story To Help More Babies To Be Born Healthy Parents Chris and Joanna Tekulve of Bethel Park were excited to become parents and looking forward to starting their family. But then their daughter Taylor was born 17 weeks early, weighing just 1 pound, 4 ounces. She had problems breathing, multiple infections and had two eye surgeries to save her vision and spent her first 3 months fighting for life in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). “I can’t tell you how difficult it was, seeing our own child lying in the NICU, fighting for life. All our hopes and Taylor Tekulve was born 17 dreams for her hung in the balance,” says weeks early, weighing just 1 Joanna. “We felt so frightened. But pound, 4 ounces. thanks to the care that Taylor received, and the support of the March of Dimes for research and treatment, now we know the relief and joy parents feel when their child survives and becomes healthy enough to leave the NICU and go home.” Finally, after spending 124 days in the NICU, Chris and Joanna were finally able to bring Taylor home. It was especially meaningful given it was Father’s Day. Today, Taylor has grown into a healthy and active 11 year-old who loves to play soccer, ski and swim and is big sister to 7 year-old Lexi. Taylor is also the granddaughter of former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher, Kent Tekulve. As the 2013 Pittsburgh ambassador, Taylor and her family will share their story and encourage people to participate in the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, March for Babies. The money raised supports com-

The nation’s premier walking event, March for Babies is held in 900 communities across the country and involves more than 7 million people each year. In Pittsburgh, March for Babies will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 9:00 a.m. at PNC Park. Join the Tekulve family by visiting marchforbabies.org, or call 413-505-2200 to sign up as an individual; to start a corporate, family/friends team; or to donate so babies that need help can survive and thrive. Today, thanks in part to the March of Dimes, Taylor Tekulve has grown into a healthy and active 11 year-old.

The Tekulve Family: Seated (l to r) Lexi and Taylor. Standing (l to r) Joanna and Chris.

munity programs that help moms have healthy, full term pregnancies, and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies’ lives. “Serving as the Pittsburgh Ambassador family is a way for us to show our appreciation for our children’s good health, and serve as advocates for lifesaving March of Dimes programs,” says Chris Tekulve. “The March of Dimes has provided 75 years of support for research, treatments, educational and prenatal care programs that has saved lives, reduced the suffering, and improved the quality of life for countless children and the parents who love them. Our daughter, Taylor, is one of their success stories; a perfect example of what March of Dimes efforts have accomplished.” Nearly half a million babies in the U.S. are born too soon each year. Babies who survive an early birth often have breathing problems, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, and other lifelong problems. Even babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants.

Local Resident Receives Monongahela Valley Hospital’s 2013 Protin Award Monongahela Valley Hospital honored it employees, medical staff and board during the organization’s 41st Annual Service Awards Dinner on May 6 at the Willow Room in the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX in Rostraver. Dale Varega, of Monongahela, received the 2013 Edward J. Protin Memorial Award, one of the hospital’s most prestigious honors. Those eligible for the Protin Award have served the hospital for at least a decade, exhibited significant contributions to the health care system over and above what is required, and demonstrated the qualities of leadership, loyalty, compassion and empathy. Mr. Varega serves as a soccer coach; youth group counselor and food bank volunteer at his church, the Library Baptist Church Crossroads Ministries; he mentors students from local high schools and trade schools about health care careers and he donates regularly at American Red Cross blood drives. He is a graduate of Monessen High School and attended Penn State New

Kensington. He received an Associate degree and his American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifications. He did his clinical at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and worked at St. Margaret’s in Aspinwall before coming to MVH, where he has worked for 28 years. Another highlight of the evening was presenting Dale Varega was the recipient of the 2013 Edward J. Protin the Diamond Award to employees, medical staff Memorial Award and board with 25 years of service. In addition, the hospital honored 15 staff who had 20 years of service; 28 staff with 15 years of service; 32 staff members with 10 years and 70 with five years. MVH leaders also honored 21 recent retirees and remembered 18 members of the hospital family who passed away during the last year.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL JUNE EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during June. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Monday, June 3 from 2 - 4 p.m., Hospital 7-East Family Room. For more information, call 724258-1704. BABY CARE CLASS - Monday, June 3 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724-258-2229, ext. 25. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This session builds on the education received in the Managing Your Diabetes program. To register, call 724-258-1483. BONE DENSITY SCREENING - Wednesday, June 5 from 1 - 3 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. For more information, call 724-348-6699. “HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED A JOINT REPLACEMENT/REVISION”- Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Willow Room. Ari Pressman, M.D., will present a free program to discuss signs and symptoms indicating the need for joint replacement. Dr. Pressman will repeat the talk on Monday, July 1, at 6 p.m. To register, call 724-258-1333. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3 - Thursday, June 6 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., ECC. Unite in the fight against cancer and join the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By signing up today, you can make an impact in the lives of many. Register at www.greaterpittsburghcps3.org. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, June 6 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1455. “WHY DO YOU NEED A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN?” - Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Willow Room. Laurie S. Molinda, M.D. Dr. Molinda will repeat the talk at the hospital, ECC, on Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. To register, call 724-258-1333. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB - Tuesday, June 11 from 2 – 3 p.m., ECC. The Better Breathers Club is free and open to all who want to learn about living well with breathing issues. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724344-0287.

RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, June 11 from 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, June 12 from 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This is a diabetes self-management class that focuses on counting carbohydrate intake. To register, call 724-258-1483. STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC and outside Central Plaza. For more information, please call 724-258-1167. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Monday, June 17 at 2 p.m., Hospital 7-East Family Room. For more information, call 724-258-1704. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, June 18 – Thursday, June 20 from 6 – 9 p.m., ECC. This session builds on the education received in the Managing Your Diabetes program. To register, call 724-258-1483. AARP 55 ALIVE BEGINNERS DRIVING COURSE - Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. Classroom setting in two half-day sessions. $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 724-258-1333. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, June 17 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. INNOVATIONS IN KNEE REPLACEMENTS - Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m., ECC. Scott Baron, M.D., will present a free program to discuss the innovative procedures for knee replacements. Dr. Baron will repeat the talk at the HealthPLEX Willow Room on Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. To register, call 724-258-1333. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - Wednesday, June 26 from 6 - 8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Center for Fitness and Health. The topic will be, “Is the Dean Ornish Program Right for You?” To register, call 724-258-1483. INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASS Thursday, June 27 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC. The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling724-684-9536. MVH AND RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., ECC. To register, call 724-494-4090 or register online at redcrosslife.org.

MVH Nurse Honored for Mission Work Operating Room nurses help bring comfort to many people who will never know the names or faces of these dedicated health care professionals who play a significant role in helping to restore their health. Steve Stache, R.N., an Operating Room nurse at Monongahela Valley Hospital, is one of those silent heroes. Mr. Stache was surprised to receive recognition from an MVH physician during the hospital’s National Nurses Week celebration breakfast on May 9 for his contributions to the health and well-being of people throughout the world. Mr. Stache accompanied Vasu N. Malepati, M.D., an otorhinolaryngologist, and Chito M. Crudo, M.D. a general surgeon, on a medical mission to the Philippines in 2011. “The award came as a complete surprise to me. ’I've worked with Dr. Malepati and Dr. Crudo for years and always wanted to volunteer for medical missions,” said the award recipient. “About four or five years ago I signed up for a mission but had to postpone it. When I was presented with the opportunity to travel to the Philippines with the two MVH physicians, the timing was perfect. It was a very rewarding experience. The staff of our hospital should feel very proud to know that supplies we took with us were put to great use in helping to treat the people in the Philippines.”

Steve Stache (left) receives his award from Dr. Vasu Malepati.

Dr. Malepati was impressed with Mr. Stache’s commitment to helping others. “It was truly a privilege and an honor for me to present the award to Steve,” said Dr. Malepati. “He is a very jovial and friendly person in the OR and a fine nurse. I know that his children have followed in his footsteps in medical careers — both his son and daughter are physicians — and I hope that they also follow in his footsteps to participate in medical missions with us.” Mr. Stache has been a nurse at Monongahela Valley Hospital for the past 23 years. He lives in Charleroi with his wife, Cheryl, who is a teacher. They are the parents of Steven and Cassie who are physicians living in the Philadelphia area.

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SKDS Girls Make Diocese All-Star Basketball Team

U10 Girls Slow Pitch Softball Team Wins Pre-Season Tournament

SKDS All Stars - (l-r) Emily Figliolia, Ayonna Christopher, Hannah Witt, Aaliyah Brown, Rachel Najdzinski

The Union Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) U10 Girls Slow Pitch Softball team won 1st place in the Pre-Season tournament held at Brownsville High School on May 4, 2013. The U10 Rams won 2 games to advance to the championship game where they defeated Rostraver by a score of 11-9 in their 3rd game of the day.

Five St. Katharine Drexel School (SKDS) girls were selected to be part of a Pittsburgh Diocesan All-Star Basketball section 1-B team. The All-Star JV South team players were Aaliyah Brown, Rachel Najdzinski and Hannah Witt. The AllStar Varsity South team players were Emily Figliolia and Ayonna Christopher. During the regular basketball season, the girls are coached by Mrs. Vera Bugle with assistance from Mr. Joe Reiff.

RAYSA Holds In-House Round Robin Soccer Tourney By Paul Chasko

The end of the spring soccer season for the Ringgold Area Youth Soccer Association (RAYSA) came with a round-robin tournament held at the Racetrack Soccer Fields outside of Monongahela on Saturday May 18. There were 17 U6 teams , 12 U8 teams and 4 U10 teams playing in the tournament. There were 9 mini-fields set up for the kids so it was possible to have nine games on-going at the same time. There were no trophies and no winners named – it was a great afternoon of instructional soccer for all the kids playing in RAYSA. The tourney also provided a great opportunity for Junior Soccer Officials to hone their skills running the games. It was a great opportunity for all the kids eager to learn the game. Go to our website at www.unionfinley.com and click on “Gallery” for more photos


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The 2013 Ringgold Senior Girls’ Tea By Paul Chasko

Ringgold High School 2013 Prom Court

Introducing the 2013 Ringgold High School prom Court - Girls (l-r): Haley Wise, Lindsay Lusk, Leah Lovell, Samantha Byczynski, Kaitlyn Greco. Boys (l-r): Zack Baynham, Dylan Adams, Timmy Pritchett, Nathaniel Patton, Noah Brown.

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Each spring the Monongahela Women’s’ Club throws a tea party for the girls of the current senior graduating class at Ringgold High School. On Friday, April 26 there was a parade of welldressed young ladies making their way into the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. The hall was filled with the senior girls, members of the Women’s’ Club and guests. There was tea of course and more cookies than even that crowd could finish off. The girls had a great time socializing with each other and taking photos. Very large mounted photos of Ringgold’s various grade schools had been arranged on the walls so groups of students could have their photos taken with their old school as a background. With the exception of commencement – this may have been the last opportunity this senior class of girls would have to be together. Go to our website www.unionfinley.com and click on “gallery” to see more photos of this event.

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Madonna Catholic Regional

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Our Spring Family Breakfast was a big hit! Students show off their classroom "dot art."

Contestants (l to r): Cody Adamson, Megan Lindlay, Audra Giovaniello, Kera Brown, Elizabeth Bright, Leanne Fries, Jeanna Brewer and Harley Bobnar

By Paul Chasko

A Penguin/Spirit Wear Day was held. Let's Go Pens!

The Madonna Catholic Regional School serves the families residing in the small communities of the entire Mid-Mon Valley area. Madonna Catholic was established in 1998 and is subsidized by the parishes of Our Lady of the Valley in Donora, Transfiguration and St. Anthony in Monongahela, and Mary, Mother of the Church in Charleroi. MCRS continues to thrive and offers a variety of programs for students in Preschool through Grade Eight based on a curriculum established by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania.

MCRS hosted an Open House for their Early Childhood & Kindergarten Programs. Lots of happy faces!

A Marian Devotion was held to honor Mary.

The Ginger Hill Grange recently hosted the 19th annual SWcholarship Speech Contest. The event pits student speakers from Bentworth and Ringgold high schools against one another. The preliminary rounds were held at the high schools and the final round was held in the Ginger Hill Grange meeting room in front of an audience of students, family, friends and Grange members. The topic chosen by the committee this year was “Second Chances” and Scholarship Winners (l to r): Kera Brown, was judged by a panel consisting of Elizabeth Bright and Leanne Fries. both teachers and Grange members. Monetary scholarship grants from the Grange accompanied winning honors. THIS YEAR'S SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WERE: Elizabeth Bright (Ringgold) - First Place Kera Brown (Bentworth) - Second Place Leanne Fries (Ringgold) - Third Place THE REMAINING SPEAKERS WHO EARNED THEIR SPOTS IN THE FINALS AND SPOKE AT THE GRANGE WERE: Cody Adamson (Bentworth) Jeanna Brewer (Ringgold) Harley Bobnar (Ringgold) Megan Lindlay (Bentworth) Audra Giovaniello (Ringgold)

Students enjoyed a fun afternoon at a Wild Things game.

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The Ginger Hill Grange is committed to helping the community and improving the education of our students. This annual contest is meant not only to furnish financial aid for college, but also to develop invaluable educational skills. The Grange hopes that all who participated have gained from the experience. Congratulations to the winners and all who participated.


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2013 Senior Games - Not Just For Athletes Event Slated for June 19 If you are 50 years of age or older and you reside in Washington, Fayette or Greene Counties, or you are a member of a senior center within these counties, make plans to take part in the 27th annual Senior Games on Wednesday, June 19, at the Charleroi Area High School, 100 Fecsen Drive, Charleroi. The Parade of Athletes and Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. in the a m p h i t h e a t e r. Immediately after the parade, the public is encouraged to join in the opening when the vintage version of the song, “Great Balls of Fire” begins to play and marchers and spectators give their own demonstration of a oneminute Senior Flash Dance. Morning coffee, orange drink, cookies, doughnuts, and fresh fruit, courtesy of the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, McDonalds of Charleroi, Keystone Bakery and Fisher Heights Giant Eagle, will be available for the athletes and spectators before and immediately after the opening. Individual competitions, which include the one-mile walk, 50-yard dash, basketball toss, bocce, casting, football throw, horseshoes, putting, shuffleboard, softball throw, and stationary bike, will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until approximately 3 p.m. In addition to the competitions, there will be ongoing stage entertainment in the air conditioned school auditorium, crafts, and homemade food in the cafeteria, Super Bingo, and a PrimeTime Health Fair where vendors will offer free health screenings,

gifts, prize drawings and information on programs and services available to older adults. Don’t miss the chance to stop at the Pennsylvania Lottery Association table located in the health fair area. A record number of scratch-off Lottery and combined ticket prizes will be given to each person 18 years of age or older who visits the Lottery table. Stop to see the Pickle Radio 99.3 live remote Senior Games broadcast, sponsored by Serenity Farms, Inc. The event, which is open to the public at no charge, attracts approximately 700 participants and spectators. Although admission is free, there is a $1 registration fee, per athletic event, to compete. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded at the Senior Games. Pre-registration is requested; however, individuals may register on Senior Games day for most of the competitions. Information and Registration Forms are available online at www.swpa-aaa.org where forms and rules may be downloaded. The forms may also be picked up at participating senior centers and at Area Agency on Aging offices in Washington, Charleroi, Uniontown and Waynesburg. For more information or to register for an event, please contact your local senior center, the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, Inc., at 724-4898080, or toll free 1-888-300-2704, extension 4430, or download a registration form from the Internet website www.swpa-aaa.org.


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SAGEWorks Hosts Senior Information Fair in McMurray

A cornucopia of information was offered by over 50 vendors at the Senior Information Fair.

By Ken Askew

Reaching Social Security age has traditionally meant it is time to relax and coast through the rest of your life. However, many of today’s Senior Citizens have chosen to have a more active retirement. At the Bible Chapel in McMurray, those active-minded folks have joined together to make the most of their life experiences in a new ministry called SAGEWorks, lead by Wayne Johnson, Pastor of Older Adults. Pastor Wayne Johnson (left), event organizer, stops at The group recently sponsored a the booth of Ken and Roxanna Ellis, who offer 350 Senior Information Fair on May 4, healthy, non-toxic, and environmentally safe (“green”) 2013. There were 50 agencies and groceries, household products, and personal care organizations on hand at The Bible products through their website. Chapel, offering guidance and help in exploring the complex maze of options, in a dialogue format. Bob Lammie, an exhibitor representing the “Western Pennsylvania Guide to Good Health” magazine, who attends similar health fairs a year throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, commented, “I am impressed with the variety of booths that participated.” An estimated 200 people attended, and walked out with lots of brochures and ideas to consider for a better life. The next monthly SAGEWorks activity, on June 4, will be a report on a China Missions Trip. For more information visit www.biblechapel.org, or e-mail Pastor Johnson at wjohnson@biblechapel.org.

Save the Date! Oldies Dance in Finleyville - July 12 There will be an Oldies Dance on July 12 at the Finleyville Community Center, 3547 Marion Ave. Finleyville, from 7:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. Cost is $10 per person and benefits the Ringgold Class of '71 Birthday Bash. Music by Mel's Magic Music Mix. Event is BYOE (bring your own everything). For tickets or more info, contact Doug at 724-600-4012 or Marti at 412-414-6326.

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EVENTS OFFERED BY THE MON VALLEY YMCA The Mon Valley YMCA, located at 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela, has announced the following upcoming events. Please call the YMCA at 724-483-8077 with any questions or for additional information.

Oldies Dance The Mon Valley YMCA will hold its first Oldies Dance with D.J. Chris Paglia, Friday, June 28 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverage (BYOE). Pre-registration can be made by calling 724-483-8077 or in person by June 21. The dance is free to all YMCA members and $3.00 to non-members. There will be a 50/50 raffle drawn at 7:30 p.m.

Casino Bus Trip The Mon Valley YMCA will be taking a Coach Bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 11. Pick up will be at the Charleroi Chamber Plaza parking lot (next to Riverside Place) promptly at 9:00 a.m. and departing the Rivers promptly at 3:00 p.m. The cost is $20 ($15 free play; $5 food voucher). Pre-registration can be made by calling 724-483-8077 or in person. You must have a valid ID to collect winnings at the Casino.

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Speaker Series at Presbyterian SeniorCare Washington Campus Presbyterian SeniorCare will hold a speaker series on Wednesday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Hillsview Chapel at Presbyterian SeniorCare, 835 South Main Street, Washington. Speakers will discuss the following topics: 10:00 a.m. - William Blair of Canonsburg Ambulance Service - “What to do Before the Ambulance Arrives” 10:45 a.m. - Michael Korczynski and Crystal Mayles of the WPAHS Clinical Pharmacy Department - “Medications and Senior Citizens” 12:30 p.m. - Yadavendra Rajawat, M.D., of the WPAHS Cardiovascular Institute - “Chest Pain: What Do I Do?” This event is free and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Kelley Mercurio, Director of Sales and Marketing at 724-250-4981 or kmercurio@srcare.org.

Seniors for Safe Driving Upcoming Events Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The highway safety programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes seniors eligible for a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. The discount is mandated by Pennsylvania state law. If you have never participated in a Senior Driving Program before, you must attend a two day program. To qualify for a one day program, you must have taken a Senior Driving Program in the past. No exceptions. Upcoming Programs: N. Huntingdon - Redstone Highlands, June 5 & 6, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Upper St. Clair - Recreation Dept. of USC, June 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. To register, call 800-559-4880 or online at www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.


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Home & Garden How to Go Solar With No Money Down (NewsUSA) - As arguments for switching to renewable energy become more urgent, homeowners are finding new options to help finance rooftop solar systems. Over the last five years, U.S. electricity costs have jumped more than 21 percent, and the average American household now produces 7.4 tons of carbon dioxide through yearly electricity consumption. Homeowners who switch to solar energy can halve their electricity bill or eliminate it completely. "My SolarWorld system really cut my electric bill, and I was able to go solar with no money down through financing," said Glen Takabayashi, a retired Marine colonel and homeowner in

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Great Growing Ideas can now experience with a walk mower the kind of traction and handling they can get in an automobile—All-Wheel Drive. Designed for uneven terrain and the toughest mowing conditions, the sleek yet rugged HU800AWD features a heavy-duty steel deck and a powerful Honda GCV 190 engine. The wheels’ aggressive tread pattern provides additional traction and maneuverability so you can mow comfortably, carefully and without damaging your lawn. It shares a number of features with the complete Give your lawn the line of Husqvarna walk mowers, including a threeyear warranty; a side guard and grass comb, to care it craves and your improve edging performance; a large, dust-blocking neighbors may become bag; a premium, comfort-grip control bail to reduce green with envy. operator fatigue; a variable drive speed; and a water TO GET THE GRASS GREENER ON YOUR SIDE OF THE hose connector for easy deck cleaning. FENCE, CONSIDER THESE SUGGESTIONS: When you have a lot of lawn to mow, there’s the • Water, water, every day—at least at first. From when the lawn is first planted until the shoots start to show, keep the top half inch of the soil new R 120S Rider. It has a front-mount, 42-inch side discharge deck, which offers excellent visibility and makes trimming and mowing underneath overhanging moist. • Stay sharp. Make sure the blades on your lawn mower are sharp so as not to objects easier than ever. These mowers are available exclusively at Lowe’s and authorized Husqvarna injure the blades of grass. • Mow less. Don’t remove more than a third of the top growth in a single cutting. dealers. • Mow more easily. To help homeowners make the most of their mowing, the Further facts are at www. husqvarna.com, www.facebook. com/HusqvarnaUSA and world’s largest producer of outdoor power products has come up with two new Twitter. Learn more about green spaces and people’s feeling toward green spaces at machines. http://greenspace report.com/. Homeowners determined to mow more securely on hilly terrain or damp grass (NAPS)—Recent research by United Minds reveals some fascinating facts about Americans’ relationship with green spaces. For example, the Global?Green Space Report, produced by the Husqvarna Group, found: • 74 percent of people would like their children to spend more time in gardens and yards; • Two-thirds of respondents believe that visiting and interacting with green contributes to their quality of life; • When asked what impresses them about other people’s gardens, the top three things were: 1. Flowers—52 percent 2. Fruit trees—52 percent 3. A well-trimmed lawn—46 percent.


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Curb Appeal Tips to Transform Your Home (BPT) - Sprucing up your home's curb appeal brings new energy and life, not only to your property, but also to the entire neighborhood. It creates a welcoming and appealing environment, while also making it a better candidate for resale, if that's in your near future. Curb appeal improvements can range from giving your home a facelift with a new paint color to changing out the landscaping for a fresh look. Here are some curb appeal projects you can take on this summer to highlight the wonderful qualities of your home: • Enticing lighting - Lantern-lit walkways, under-shrub lighting and even soft twinkle lights illuminating a front porch all provide a welcoming atmosphere that invites visitors to your front door. Lighting can also help increase safety outside a home, as it brightens dark corners of your yard and reduces tripping hazards along walkways. Evaluate your home from the street at night and look for ways you can improve the lighting. • A fresh new color - Everyone loves the look of a new coat of paint and whether used on your front door, shutters, trim or siding, it can really impact the look and feel of your home's exterior. "When homeowners are planning to paint the exterior of their home, they want to make sure to use the very best paint to achieve a beautiful color that lasts," says Scott Richards, senior vice president of marketing for Behr Paints. "We harnessed the most advanced technology to create BEHR MARQUEE Exterior Paint & Primer, our top-of-the-line exterior paint designed to achieve a freshly painted look that lasts a long time. It not only repels dirt, which can make your paint finish look dull, but it also provides early rain resistance, so it repels rain showers as early as 60 minutes after application." BEHR MAR-

QUEE Exterior Paint & Primer is available exclusively at The Home Depot and comes in 64 unique new colors and can be tinted to any color in Behr's existing palette of 2,000 hues or custom color-matched. Visit colorfullybehr.com to read about everything color - from contrasts to the latest coloring techniques. • Green and growing beauty - For green thumb gardeners, incorporating beautiful flowerbeds in strategic areas like around the mailbox, next to the driveway, along the sidewalk to the front door and around the front of the home, is a great way to add beautiful curb appeal. Continue to rotate new flowers into the flowerbeds as the seasons change, allowing you to vary the accent colors in your yard frequently. If you don't have the time or interest in flower gardening, however, you can create more perennial landscaping beds using hardy plants that require little maintenance. Check with your local garden shop for information about low-maintenance perennial plants, trees and shrubs to incorporate into your landscaping. With these changes, your home's curb appeal will invite visitors - or potential buyers - to stop and admire your house from the street. Whether you decide to DIY or hire a professional, you'll be able to enjoy the transformation for many years to come.

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UNION TOWNSHIP Maronda Homes Inc. Robert Petek ACC Industries Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Bryan Beachy Maronda Homes Inc.

James and Charlotte Jesensky Christopher Toth David and Kimberly Hufnagel Kristen Slaneway Larry Johnson Richard and Kathleen Bronder Angela Bronder

137 Viareggio Way 175 Pleasantview Road 2400 Route 88 176 Cinque Terra Place 178 Cinque Terra Place 3984 Finleyville Elrama Road 139 Viareggio Way

MONONGAHELA Estate of Raymond Mentzer James McCune II

Ray Mentzer James Pelissero

793 Cassidy Ave. 1115 Main St.

NEW EAGLE Mark Downey

Federal National Mortgage Assn.

162 Main St.

$1,505 by sheriff's deed.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Housing & Urban Development Federal National Mortgage Assn. Tracy Burkholder Daniel Musser Wayne Schuessler Justin Jones Walter Spragg II Jack Bauer Anthony Ripepi Veronica Kline Douglas Snyder Jaimie Moffit Martha Gray et al.

Mariann Bulko Frank Nahar and Frank Nahar Jr. Ronald and Kathleen Mason Wilbert Opfar Darryl and Cheryl Yonkers Hilary Gibino and James Johnson V Kenneth and Marcia Barna PNC Bank Joshua and Bethany Ripepi Sandra Kmetko and Autumn Rhodes Gavin McNally Derek Allen Andrew and Laura Weber

4 Sampson Ave. 261 Columbia Road 102 Maple Ave. 25 Snyder Drive 2 Virginia Drive 2202 Walch St. 47 Carroll Way 356 Coyle Curtain Road 210 Lewis and Clark Drive 49 Sunset Ave. 122 Donora Road 108 Laken St. 185 Terrace Drive

$12,000 $8,000 $110,885 $99,900 $143,000 $140,000 $125,000 $1,590 by sheriff's deed. $65,000 $107,000 $66,000 $105,000 $139,900

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ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Katherine Kreiling True Line Corp. David Spindler Milda Fedorka Ruth Krise Alfred Pasek Jennifer Lee Debra Kadar Federal National Mortgage Assn. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Anna Mae O'Brien et al. Elizabeth Township Authority

Robert Cornell Maronda Homes Inc. Andrew Toth II Angelina Cecconello and Justin Logan Jason Sari James and Nancy Lazur Sandy Steffan Barbara Wilson Frank and Christie Kandcer William Beynon Kara Myers Sarah Jane Callahan

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6014 Meade St. $40,000 Kennett Drive $33,500 103 Lee Court $269,900 1216 Dalewood St. $64,500 242 Industry Road $79,500 248 Lexington Drive $66,000 803 E. Smithfield St. $65,000 813 Everglade Drive $47,000 110 Jacktown Road Ext. $25,500 240 Lincoln Hall Road $55,000 825 Pinecrest Drive $62,000 Scenery Drive $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $25,000).

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WEST ELIZABETH April Garard aka Lloyd

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209 Market St.

$18,250

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CLAIRTON Marie Papula Frank Martin IV Allene Hanbury Virginia Sebastian Luetta Adams Realty Choice Investments LLC

William McCormick First Holdings LLC Warren and Wendell Hanbury Marli Verbanes George and Wendy Gitas Jorge Raul and Ruth Amalia Yankilevich

398 Ohio Ave. 1332 Waddle Ave. 316 N. Fourth St. 521 N. Seventh St. 608 Park Ave. 813 School St.

SOUTH PARK Timber Ridge Properties LLC Patricia Kelly Michael Botti Jonathan Hale John Pavshak NVR Inc. Robert Long McKeever

Michael and Octavia Mungal Christine Tomasits Brett Lee and Kristen Coopie Allen Stephanie Jo Taylor Maria and Rod Salka Sharon Coury Amanda Tulllai and Ryan Powell

4129 High St. 211 Parkridge Place 1257 Barnstaple Drive 3420 Maple Drive 6714 Ridgevue Drive 1190 Snee Drive 1089 Old Post Road

$279,000 $231,000 $239,900 $164,900 $129,000 $275,609 $150,000

PLEASANT HILLS Victoria Vitullo Baker Kevin Muha Silvana Guihur John Eric Bodrock Joseph Dowd Edward Shvarts Pittsburgh Investment Group Six LLP David Gombar Estate of Edward Grice Roger Darby

Adrianne Farley and James Gori Patrick and Kayla Hanley Christopher Kujawa Bryce and Marianne Winsor David Winberg Jr. and Deanna Blackmore Daniel and Mary Alyce Galluppi Christopher and Jamie Fletcher Craig and Donna Henderson Joshua and Lisa Pauley Edward Galizia III and Stacey Galizia

281 Ben Til Drive 260 Challen Drive 17 E. Bruceton Road 252 Old Lebanon Church Road 153 Audrey Drive 187 Temona Drive 347 E. Bruceton Road 75 Old Clairton Road 202 Broadway Drive 248 Lynn Drive

$233,000 $300,000 $180,000 $118,000 $111,700 $175,000 $186,000 $30,000 $60,000 $128,000

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Jeffrey and JoElla Mang Randal and Sheryl Loeffler James Neiport Jr. and Emily Gordon Neiport Scott and Ashley Pritchard William and Heidi Myers Kenneth Frazier Eileen Greer David and Shelly Cuppett Christopher and Melissa Kolling Lynn and June Jones Alvin and Dorothy King Kimberly and Douglas Robert Fast Melissa Mackey and John Pisarek

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP L. Michael Klescich Jr. Kurt Walker Estate of James Milligan

Jonathan and Tara Sobczak HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Roy and Connie Custer

Joseph Smoke

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Yvonne McClure Margaret Bitton NVR Inc. Lindsay Cullison Seth Cohen Robert Hohman NVR Inc. Citimortgage Inc. Jean Hall Leonard Woodward Andrew Toth II

Carlos and Jacqueline Garcia Cabaral Ronda Tennis Eric and Amy Reisinger Joseph and Edrianne Jackovic Michael Zang Nancy Payton Michael and Kami Chalovich Adam and Nicole Mitchell Kristin Galiano Brian and Tara Grimes Corrine Grishow

Kevin Audas Ronald McDonald John Haberland NVR Inc. KHK LLC Songtao Wang Wadwell Group Brian Homes Inc. John Wilson 84 Financial L.P. 84 Financial L.P. Eddy Land Co. Estate of Helma Kiesewetter Amy Stodt Jimmy James Great Meadows L.P. Great Meadows L.P. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Stambrosky Homes Troy Pulfer Mavis Herring Linda Taylor Anthony Litwin Elizabeth Vos Linda Wilheim

Todd and Laura Fry Kelli Hughes Robert Castanet Jr. and Ammie Castanet David Deremer and Melissa Huffman Paulette Cerminara Kenny and Marjorie Erb NVR Inc. Francis and Christine Mullery Reza Jenabzadeh and Narges Hamedani Brian and Heather Och Brooke and Justin Tennant Andrew and Cynthia Taylor Kevin and Colette Brown Aaron and Caroline Knight Eric and Debora Cooksey NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Paul Gaudelli Jr. John and Sharon Delpaine Angela and Ethan Pascoe Paul and Clarissa Cortese Leech & Henry Construction Inc. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Matthew Robusto

Address

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1316 Hornbake Drive $117,000 350 New World Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $22,850). 2003 Old Clairton Road $35,000 311 Stettler Drive $330,000 922 Sunnycrest Lane $240,000 392 Christine Lane $294,224 104 Farm Lane $275,000 2123 Lewis Run Road $58,000 1512 Route 885 $14,000 4024 Rustic Woods Drive $345,000 352 Christine Lane $326,023 4326 Harlin Drive $278,000 1540 Oneida Drive $90,000 3032 Shady Timber Lane $327,000 3324 Woodwind Drive $304,500 326 Gilkeson Road $242,000 607 Valley View Road $4,421 by sheriff's deed. 36 Preston Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $93,548). 282 Sugar Run Road $1,319 by sheriff's deed. 250 Bower Hill Road $655,000 108 Brooke Drive $133,000 708 Chadwick Drive $486,455 112 Maid Marion Lane $430,000 245 Quail Run Road Unit 12B $137,750 102 Scarborough Lane $381,250 646 Scenic Drive $444,010 117 Yorktown Road $281,281 108 Bayberry Court $177,500 225 Fox Run Drive $422,600 108 Honeytree Court $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $217,688). 124 Lake Forest Road $310,000 821 McClelland Road $424,000 628 Sagewood Drive $550,000 622 Scenic Ridge Drive $375,050 136 Scott Lane $119,900 103 Teaberry Drive $525,000 Unknown Address $95,000 115 Bittersweet Circle $760,000 114 Bridle Trail $535,000 Buckingham Drive $130,000 Buckingham Drive $130,000 724 Crosswinds Drive $517,216 145 Highvue Drive $225,000 107 Kingwood Drive $625,000 229 Quail Run Road $137,000 Scenic Ridge Drive $85,000 617 Scenic Ridge Drive $70,500 278 Sienna Trail $642,980 314 Braeburn Drive $770,000 105 Cornerstone Court $345,000 122 Evergreen Drive $310,000 Hedgerow Drive $115,000 Kimber Drive $1,452 by sheriff's deed. 114 Timber Oak Court $1,412 by sheriff's deed. 225 Trinity Drive $333,000

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Father Robert J. Boyle Celebrates Golden Jubilee At St. Francis By Paul Chasko

Father Robert Boyle at 81 years young celebrated his golden jubilee as an ordained priest at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville, Pa. He celebrated Mass assisted by Father Richard P. Tusky (Senior Parochial Vicar), Deacon Victor P. Satter and several visiting priests. St. Francis Church was packed to nearFather Robert Boyle enjoying his Juilee Dinner capacity with parishioners, friends and relations wishing to take part in Father Boyle’s Anniversary Mass. After the Mass a crowd of 420 plus attended his anniversary dinner in St. Francis’ Finley Hall. Father Boyle was born in Pittsburgh and attended St. Basil School and High School in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. He was ordained on May 4, 1963. He served several Parishes In the Pittsburgh area up to June of 1969 when he joined the Society of St. James and served as a Missionary Priest in Chimbote, Peru. He served there from June 1969 to June 1974. Returning to the Pittsburgh area, he held posts in Mt. Lebanon, Monroeville and Bellevue while serving as Chaplain for Suburban General Hospital. He was named pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville in January of 2000 and held that post until 2006 when he was appointed Parish Administrator (It seems there is a maximum age to hold the post of Pastor). He’s served as Administrator at St. Francis for 13 busy years. In the same period he served as Administrator of St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Jefferson Hills, and was Chaplain for the Jefferson Hills Regional Medical Center and Mon Valley Hospital. Not content with that busy schedule he took on the task of administrating the building of a new Church on grounds donated to the church many years ago by the Finley family. There’s been a bit of wear and tear on Father’s well-used frame that’s resulted in some hospital time, but, he’s back with us now and a comment he made recently pretty much sums up his positive attitude. “I have no plans to retire. I intend to work till I can’t minister anymore.”

History at Twilight Opens Window into Women of Faith Behind a peaceful veil of foliage, the home of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God watches over Pittsburgh’s South Hills. This 33-acre dedicated Peace Site has many stories tell revealing an abiding legacy of faith, service and triumph of the spirit. On Thursday, June 13, the Sisters will welcome visitors into their home for their second History at Twilight. The Sisters congregational archivist, Dennis Wodzinski will guide visitors though over 90 years of captivating history focusing on worship spaces and incorporating insights into architectural features, like Mary Immaculate Chapel’s stained glass windows. History at Twilight begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the front entrance of the Sisters’ Motherhouse, located at 3603 McRobert’s Road in Whitehall. After the tour, guests are invited to join the Sisters for light refreshments. For more information, call 412-885-7231.

Rituals of Spring at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville First Holy Communion and May Crowning

The 2013 First Holy Communion Class of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Fr. Robert Boyle and instructors (l to r) Margaret Kuski, Carol Cicci and Diane Lucci.

By Paul Chasko

As certain as Spring follows Winter, so does First Holy Communion and May Crowning at Catholic Churches throughout the region. At St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville, the Sacrament of Holy Communion was received by children of the parish on April 28. The following Sunday the children took part in the crowning of a representation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a ritual that goes back hundreds of years. Placing a woven crown of flowers on the statue is traditionally done at an outdoor shrine but the weather doesn’t always cooperate so this year, the May crowning was done in the church. On April 28, the following children received their First Holy Communion at St Francis of Assisi Church: Isabella Bergstresser Jeremy Bodner Alex Coccagna Donovan Drahnak Aiden Fausnaught Katelyn Ferrence Madyson Ginsberg Alexandra Humphreys

Columbiette, Donna Spalla assists Isabella Bergstresser and Sean Jaqual in crowning the representation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sean Jaquay Brendon Lobozzo Haley Lutz Shannon Lutz Mikaela Mahoney Zane Mahoney Lily McArdle Zoey Mundorff Alex Niziol Nicholas Sinz Madison Zeiler Ella Zelinsky Congratulations to the children, their parents and to their religious education instructors.

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Area Church News..Area Church News Peters Creek Presbyterian Church VBS This summer VBS at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church will be a rip-roaring good time with Jesus at the SonWest Roundup! Trim your mustache, sharpen your spurs, and grab your cowboy hat for a week of wild west fun learning about how God saved his people from slavery in Egypt. This year our VBS program is scheduled for July 8-12 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There is no charge for our VBS program as we offer it as a service to the community. Children who have just completed Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to sign up as participants. We also accept a limited number of preschool students. In order for preschool student to participate he/she 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 www.peterscreekchurch.org.

Upcoming Events at The Bible Chapel in McMurray The Sports Ministry has a fun filled summer planned for kids and adults at The Bible Chapel. Visit biblechapel.org for information on basketball camp, cheer camp, and speed and conditioning camp all scheduled for June and July. Ride for the Wreaths takes place Saturday, June 8. 9:30 a.m. registration, 11:00 a.m. departure. $20.00 donation per rider, $25.00 donation per pair. The ride will begin at Steel City Harley Davidson, 375 Washington Road, Washington and runs approximately 45 miles long. Donuts, coffee and bottle water will be available before the ride. We will have a single stopover for a brief ceremony at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies before concluding at The Bible Chapel for lunch and entertainment. VBS – Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stay Strong for God will be held June 24 – 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the South Hills Campus. At Kingdom Rock VBS, kids experience God’s Word in fun and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth–which makes it super easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! Register online at biblechapel.org.

Thomas Presbyterian Church to Host Former Steeler

June Events at South Hills Assembly of God

Thomas Presbyterian Church will host former Pittsburgh Steeler, Craig Wolfley on Wednesday, June 19. Craig Wolfley is a 12-year veteran of the NFL who played 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Craig remains a Steeler as a member of the game day network broadcast team, and also co-hosts a radio show with his best friend and former line mate Tunch Ilkin on 970am ESPN Pittsburgh. With the launch of his new web site Craig is now an avid blogger and has his own popular Internet radio podcast. The program starts at 7:00 pm at Thomas Presbyterian Church located at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four. Tickets for the are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 the night of the event. For tickets, contact the church office at 724-941-8910.

South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for June. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsassembly.org. Life Recovery, 7 pm Tuesdays (in C2, 2nd grade room) and Wednesdays (in multi-purpose room). GriefShare, led by Pastor Pat Sutton, meets Thursdays from 10 am to Noon or 7 to 9 pm. Find help for the grieving process through this Bible based support group. Class consists of DVD teaching followed by time for discussion and sharing. Registration is $15 and includes workbook. Come, Let Us Give God Glory! a Hearts to Worship Women’s Ministry Event will be held from 7-9 pm Friday, June 14. Testimonies, communion, banners and worship. HOPE Cancer Recovery Group meets at 7 pm Monday, June 17 in the prayer room. Contagious hope & care for those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Facilitated by Pastor Kay Stepp, cancer survivor. Jeremiah 29:11 Employment Transition Group is a support group for those who are searching for jobs in a difficult economy. Come to network with others for prayer and encouragement from 7 to 8:30 pm Tuesday, June 18. Facilitators assist with resume writing, interview skills and job opportunities. SonQuest Rainforest VBS June 17-21. Kids will follow Jesus on a life changing adventure through a jungle-like place filled with vibrant colors, crazy animals, wild weather and enormous bugs, plants & flowers! We’ll have live music, Bible teaching, a climbing wall, bounce house, crafts, sports & more! Preschoolers (2-5 years) meet Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 am to Noon; cost is $10. Elementary students (kindergarten through 5th grade) meet Monday through Friday from 9 am to Noon; cost is $15. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 8:45 am Saturday, June 22 and ride to Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally in Johnstown, PA. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510 or Jim at 724-2073313. A Spaghetti Lunch Fine Arts Fundraiser will be held Sunday, June 23 after both the 9 am and 11 am services. A delicious spaghetti lunch will be prepared and served by our youth and their fami-

Chicken BBQ Dinner at Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Road, Eighty Four, will hold a Chicken BBQ Dinner on Saturday, June 8 from 1.00 – 6:00 p.m. Adult dinner will include grilled chicken, sides, dessert and drinks. Donation $10.00. Child (10 & under) dinner will include hot dog or child’s chicken portion, sides, dessert and drinks. Donation $5.00. Call for take outs 724-225-3431.

Upcoming Events at First United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church, 430 W Main St., Monongahela, will hold the following events in June. For more information, call 724-258-7054 or visit www.fumcmon.com. Every Tuesday - Exercise at 10:00 am Every Wednesday - Youth Group 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm June 1 - Our Spring Flea Market. Something for everyone. Food, Bake Sale starting at 8 am. June 26 - Gospel Concert featuring Dan Schall Ministries at 7:00 pm in celebration of our 200th Anniversary 1813-2013. Free refreshments. Come and see what’s going on at our church. Please use the side entrance during our Bell Tower restoration.

lies. Cost is $8 or $25 for family of 4. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 8:45 am Thursday, July 4 for a breakfast run. For more information, call Tom at 412-716-6510 or Jim at 724-207-3313.

Summer Events at Peters Creek Baptist Church Peters Creek Baptist Church in South Park will be holding two summer events for kids in July. Wild West Rodeo Camp will be held from Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. The camp is open to preschoolers who have turned 3 years old to completed Kindergarten. This week long program will blend Bible teaching with music, food, crafts and rodeo event training. Three and four year olds must be accompanied by a parent. All parents and grandparents are invited to watch the children compete in different rodeo events followed by a cookout on Friday, July 26. Gotta Move! “Keeping In Step With The Spirit” is for Elementary Kids who have completed 1st thru 5th Grade on Sunday evenings July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5 - 7 pm. Gotta Move! is designed to give children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. Through each lesson, children will see that God provides everything we need to be close to Him. However He does require a response ... having faith means we Gotta Move! Registration fee of $5 per child is requested for each event. Register online at www.peterscreekbaptist.com or stop by at 6300 Library Road, South Park, or call the church office at 412-833-6111.

Kingdom Rock VBS at Thomas Presbyterian Church Kingdom Rock VBS is coming to Thomas Presbyterian Church the week of June 10-14 from 6-8:30 pm. Children ages 4 years thru 5th grade are invited to join us as we sing great songs, play awesome games, create cool science experiments, eat delicious snacks, and watch both live and animated dramas to help us remember our Bible points. Kids will learn that God’s love, family and friends, prayer, trusting God, and the Bible all help us to stand strong! Register on-line at www.thomaspres.org under Vacation Bible School today and have a free t-shirt waiting for you when you arrive.


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Area Church News..Area Church News St. Thomas A’Becket Parish Festival and Bingo Extravaganza

St. Damien of Molokai to Hold Summer Fest and Flea Market

St. Thomas A’Becket Parish, 139 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills, will hold its annual Parish Festival June 27 - 29 from 6 - 11 pm each night. Attractions will include super auction, bake sale, 50/50, face painting, spin art, bingo, pic-a-tic for gift baskets, games and rides. Thursday, June 27 - D.J. Lazor Labby. Food specials: chicken planks and fries dinner and meatball hoagies, homemade donuts. Friday, June 28 - The Eldorado’s County Band. Food specials: fried fish dinner, pierogie and haluski, homemade donuts. Saturday, June 29 - Sam Ferrella and the New Holidays. Food specials: stuffed cabbage dinner, homemade donuts. Other foods include hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, kielbasa & kraut, French fries, haluski, pizza, funnel cakes, strawberry shortcake and ice cream. There will be a special night of Bingo Extravaganza on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. The tickets are $20 per person. These are being sold after the Masses on the weekends and in the Church office during the week. The ticket entitles a person to 2 cards for all 12 standard bingo games and the final grand prize game of $500. Additional cards can be purchased for $5. The regular Bingo will be held on Thursday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 412-6552885 or 412-653-4322.

Summer Fest! St. Damien Parish Park, 1st and Main St., Monongahela will hold their Summer Fest on June 21 - 23. Times are Friday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm; Saturday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm; and Sunday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Highlights include a bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, children’s and adult games, and small games of chance. Food will include various ethnic and American foods – wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, BBQ, hand cut fries, fresh squeezed lemonade and other refreshments. Parking is free. There will be Mass in the Park on Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 3:00. Entertainment Schedule: Friday, June 21 - The Holidays, 8:30 – 11:00 pm Saturday, June 22 - The Jaggers, 8:30 – 11:00 pm Sunday, June 23 - Dr. Zoot, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Flea Market St. Damien of Molokai will also hold a Giant Flea Market at Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess St., Monongahela from June 12 -15. Times are Wednesday, Noon – 5:00 pm; Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Light Refreshments will be available for sale. If you have items that you would like to donate to be sold they can be dropped off on Monday, June 10 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Tuesday, June 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Wednesday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. If you have large items to be picked up, please call Dorothea at 724 258-0550 or 724-3448717.

VBS at Riverview Baptist Church Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main St., New Eagle will hold Vacation Bible School June 24 – 28 from 6:00 – 8:45 pm for ages 3 yrs thru 12th grade. Kingdom Rock – where kids stand strong for God as they experience and learn God’s word in fun and unforgettable ways.

Summer Camp with BOZ the Bear Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, will hold Summer Camp with BOZ the Bear for ages 2 – 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday July 15 – 26 from 9:30 – Noon. BOZ entertains, educates, and inspires preschoolers with great stories and wonderful songs. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.

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Entertainment Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! JUNE 84 LOUNGE AND LAKES 724-228-3552 1937 Route 136, Eighty Four 1 – David Phillips Bike Run Special Prizes 5 – Beer Tasting 4:15pm & 7:30pm (Benefits Washington Area Humane Society) 12 – Beer Tasting 4:15pm & 7:30pm (Benefits Washington Area Humane Society) 16 – Father’s Day Beer & Food Specials 19 – Beer Tasting 4:15pm & 7:30pm (Benefits Washington Area Humane Society) 22 – NothernPaylakes Regional Tournament 6:00pm 26 – Make History -Guiness Book of World Records Beer Tasting Event w/ DJ, Zach Brown Concert Ticket Giveaway 4:00pm until ?? ALTMAN’S TAVERN 412-653-6440 611 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills 6 - Karaoke 7 - Regular Joes 8 - Night Life 14 - Occasional Reign 15 - First Light 21 - Chuck Corby 22 - Sputzy 27 - John Mulkerin 28 - Billy Price BALTIMORE HOUSE 412-653-9332 176 Curry Hollow Rd, Pleasant Hills Mondays – Free Jukebox Tuesdays – Industry Night Wednesdays – DJ U Thursdays – Karaoke Fridays – Dart Tournaments

BRUNSWICK ZONE 4742 State Rt. 51 724-379-4433 Belle Vernon PA 15012 14 – Cosmic Rock and Bowl: live music byJimmy James Band, noise, nothing, Harley Dyse CARROLL TOWNSHIP AMERICAN LEGION 724-258-3132 Route 481, Monongahela 1 – Sound of Country DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays - Saturdays Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 -2 E&E CLUB 412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave, South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 1 – Justin Kunzelman 3 – Colors & Bottles painting class 4 – Open Jam night w/ Lee 11 – Bingo for Pirates tickets 15 – Trinity Wiseman 17 – Colors & Bottles painting class 18 – Open Jam night w/ Lee 20 – Todd Jones 25 – Bingo for Pirates tickets 27 – Kickball 28 – Marc Cyler Duo

FREDDIE’S II 412-833-1830 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park 1 - Ali/Barranti Duo 08 - Pint &A Half 15 - Rusty Biker 22 - The Henhouse Roosters 26 - Open Jukebox Wednesdays - Texas Hold 'Em Tournament 7:30PM Thursdays – Jason Christopher 6:30-8:30PM HEY ANDY SPORTSBAR AND LOUNGE 724-258-4755 1221 W Main St, Monongahela 1 – Open Juke Box 6 – Miller Promotion w/ Miller Girls 7-9 7 – Whiskey Outlaws 8 – DJ Barto 14 – Country Gems 15 – Recover 21 – Hard Knoxx 22 – Steeltown 28 – A-Z Karaoke 29 – Dirty Sanchez HOT HOUSE TAP AND GRILLE 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela Entertainment 9:00PM - 1:30AM 1 - Old Lords Tuesdays – Josie McQueen Wednesdays – Open Stage 8pm Thursdays – Josie McQueen Fridays – Karaoke/DJ Saturdays – Karaoke/DJ THE HUNTING LODGE 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave, Finleyville Fridays - Free Juke Box 8-close Saturdays - Free Juke Box 8-close

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JACKSON’S HILTON GARDEN INN SOUTHPOINTE 724-743-5005 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg 21 – The Roger Humphries Band THE KICKSTAND BAR & RESTAURANT 412-384-3080 1100 Hayden Blvd 8 – The Jades 22 – Dave Iglar Pit Stop Bar and Grille 412 -384 -7487 1473 Rt. 837, Elrama 29 – June birthday celebration RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 15 – Rob Snyder Tuesdays – Jam Night w/ TheWeedRags ROCKIN' WILLIES ROADHOUSE 724-745-8844 2476 Washington Road (Rt. 19 South), Canonsburg Tuesdays - Jam Night with the Jam Band. All singers and musicians welcome ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 7 – Fynal Time 14 – Verity’s Lie 21 – Ruff House 28 – The Bill Ali Band Wednesdays - Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays - Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt Sundays - Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt

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TERRACE GARDENS 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave, Clairton 7 - Daniels & McLain 14 - JD Taylor & Jimmie Hindman 21 - Todd Jones 28 - Regular Joes Wednesdays – Free Juke Box Saturdays – Free Juke Box THREE STREETS GRILLE 724-348-8030 3540 Washington Ave, Finleyville 1 – Luau Party w/ DJ 22 – Shannon and the Mergers 29 – Country Night w/ DJ Tuesdays – Texas Hold ‘em, Free Darts, Free Pool Wednesdays – Ladies Night Fridays – Karaoke THE TROLLEY STOP INN 412-835-9600 6247 Library Rd, Bethel Park Fridays - Magician Jason Christopher 7-9PM VALLEY HOTEL 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd, Jefferson Boro 1 – 12 Noon 8 – Catchin Grooves 15 – Outsiders Thursdays – Gerald McGrew Piano Man Fridays – Open Stage Night - all musicians welcome

ATTENTION: LOCAL BARS, RESTAURANTS, & NIGHTCLUBS If you would like to be included in the monthly “PUMP UP THE VOLUME” section to promote and list your bands, please send us your list of performances each month. There is no fee for this listing. Fax: 412-249-8177 or e-mail: mandy@unionfinley.com or visit www.myspace.com/ufmpuv


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-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------Mineral Beach is hiring certified lifeguards, kitchen staff, and parking lot attendants. For an application, please email quality04@comcast.net or call 412-831-3500. _____________________________________________ The Mon Valley YMCA Aquatics Department is looking for swim instructors for Saturday Swim Lessons, 9 am - 12:30 pm (includes Shrimp, Pollywog, Guppy/Minnow classes) starting April 1 (6 week sessions). Certification not necessary. Contact Amy Dunay at 724-483-8077 or amy@monvalleyymca.org. Experienced Hair Dresser Needed FULL or PART Time • 724-344-465660 The Mon Valley YMCA is looking for Certified Lifeguards. Shifts include: weekdays (3 - 9:30 pm), weekends and summer hours. Must have certification. Contact Amy Dunay at 724-4838077 or amy@monvalleyymca.org. _____________________________________________ Home Business Opportunity - Seeking Brand Partners to distribute and promote Vemma, the most complete liquid nutrition program found anywhere. Earn income while promoting a healthy lifestyle! Set your own hours and work from home. Free marketing website. Learn more by visiting our website www.BodyFuel. Vemma.com. or call 412-760-2291 _____________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________ Cooks and drivers wanted! Pitstop Bar and Pizza Shop. 412384-7487. _____________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________ $1,960.00 WEEKLY! Mailing Postcards! Easy! Register Online Today! www.PostcardsToWealth.com ZNZ Referral Agents Wanted! $20-$60/Hour! www.FreeJobPosition.com More Legitimate Opportunities Available! www.LegitCashJobs.com _____________________________________________

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----------- ITEMS WANTED -------Wanted - older cap guns and holsters. I’m retired and looking for a hobby. I collect Western cap guns & spurs, any Roy Rogers, Gene Autry or any other brand, anything old western. Will pay cash. I would appreciate a call at 724-348-8482 or 724-7130289 ask for Jeff Sr. _____________________________________________ Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at 724-483-8600. _____________________________________________

All old jukebox by Wurlitzer, Seeburg, AMI, or Rockola. Pre1962 vintage only. Non-working is OK. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@ YAHOO.COM. A Local collector from Monongahela. _____________________________________________ 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 724-348-6203. All tubes for radio/tv, radio tube tester and similar test equipment, and also collecting tube amplifiers by Fisher, McIntosh, Marantz, Harman Kardon, Fender, others. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@YAHOO.COM. Local collector from Monongahela. _____________________________________________ Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. 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 412760-2291 Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older. Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _____________________________________________ Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. _____________________________________________ WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 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 usa@classicrunners.com _____________________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 _____________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800-371-1136 _____________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: Cars/Trucks Wanted! Running or Not! We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Instant Offer - Call: 1-800-5690003 _____________________________________________ CASH for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Top $, 24hr Payments! Call 1-855-578-7477, espanol 888-440-4001 or visit www.TestStripSearch.com. _____________________________________________ Wanted - person/s interested in buying old hand tools. Call John at 724-483-1271. _____________________________________________

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June 2013 ————————————————————————————————————————— **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker. Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920’s thru 1980’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 _____________________________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (888) 686-1704 _____________________________________________ ARE YOU TAKING VIAGRA 100mg and CIALIS 20mg? 40 Pills + 4/FREE only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! 1-800-213-6202 _____________________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com _____________________________________________ 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 $28/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. BEST PRICES! Call 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4Diabetic Supplies.com _____________________________________________ MEDICAL CAREERS begin here – Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com _____________________________________________ Meet singles now! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877-737-9447 _____________________________________________ ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – Start with Rotary and good things happen. Rotary, humanity in motion. Find information or locate your local club at www.rotary.org. Brought to you by your free community paper and PaperChain. _____________________________________________ WORK ON JET ENGINES – Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854-6156. _____________________________________________ Promotional prices start at $19.99 a month for DISH. Call Today 800-287-0312 and ask about Next Day Installation. _____________________________________________ DIRECTV Lowest Price! FREE: HBO® Starz® SHOWTIME® CINEMAX ® 3mo + HD/DVR to 4 Rooms! $29.99/mo+ - 12 mos. 24/mo. contract. Limited time offer. 888-248-4052 _____________________________________________

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SAFE STEP TUBS. Enjoy safety, comfort and therapeutic relief from the best walk-in tubs made in the USA. Call 1-888-7344527 for FREE information and SENIOR DISCOUNTS! _____________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________ DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-3527157 _____________________________________________

------------- NOTICES ---------Garage Sale - every Monday - Friday in June from 9 am to 5 pm at 494 Cuff Street, Monongahela. Over 30 homemade birdhouses/feeders, tools, clothing, used golf balls, many other items. _____________________________________________ Annual Lew Street Sale, June 1 & 2 from 8:00 - 2:00. Lew Street is first left off Chevy Chase. Too many items to mention but something for everyone. _____________________________________________ House moving sale June 8 from 12-5 at 901 Route 136, Elizabeth, PA 15037.Things such as baby grand piano, furniture, crafts, and misc. 724-872-7518 _____________________________________________ The Frazier High School Class of 1968 will hold its 45th reunion on Saturday, September 14, 2013.We are having trouble locating several classmates. If you not received your invitation, please contact Randy Stevenson for information at 724-9307096 or email golfrats@verizon.net. _____________________________________________

LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-7602291. _____________________________________________ Compulsive Eaters Anonymous - H.O.W. is a free, 12 Step program for people who have a problem controlling their eating. We have meetings every day throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, call 412-225-1664, e-mail info@ceahow pa.org or visit www.ceahowpa.org. It's simple, free and it works. Please keep coming back no matter what! _____________________________________________ HOW IS BUSINESS? Need more customers? Advertise to over 4 million homes and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for one price with online and print advertising. Visit www.macnetonline.com 800-450-7227. _____________________________________________ Feeling older? Men lose the ability to produce testosterone as they age. Call 888-476-0957 for a FREE trial of Progene- All Natural Testosterone Supplement. _____________________________________________ Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 877-827-1331 _____________________________________________

------------- PETS ---------Valley Pet Association needs homes for rescued cats and kittens, various ages and colors. Adoption fee $35 covers spay/neuter, all shots. Call 724-258-8380. _____________________________________________ Free to Good Home, Herbal kittens, all colors, 3 boys and 2 girls. Call 724-929-2486. _____________________________________________


————————————————————————————————————————— 62 unionfinley.com CFA Reg 1 yr old Solid Black spayed female with all shots looking for forever home. Kittens soon!! t_rutkowske@comcast.net _____________________________________________ Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. 724- 3488028. _____________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an ongoing fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-9415737. _____________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------Charleroi 1 bedroom apartment for rent, $500 a month includes everything. On bus line, first floor, close to everything, remodeled.724-678-4924 or 724-348-7452. FOR SALE – INVESTMENT PROPERTY; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534

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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. www.iscatering.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

COMPUTERS

GARAGE DOORS

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: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page: http://www.debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages.com __________________________

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

PLUMBING FRYE BROTHERS PLUMBING Registered master plumbers. Residential and Commercial. Locally owned and operated. Fully insured and certified. Ed Frye - (412) 8416008. www.fryebrosplumbing.com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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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LENDER ORDERED SALE! 5 acres - $19,900. Certified organic farm land! Views, fields, woods! Just off NY State Thruway! Terms! Call NOW! (888) 905-8847! upstateNYland.com _____________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT... NORTH CHARLEROI, 4 rooms..1 Bedroom Home, Off Street Parking, $400 Month plus Utilities, No Pets, Call 724-518-0790 _____________________________________________

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. _____________________________________________

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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.

Ron’s Painting – interior/exterior – over 30 years exp., free estimates – neat & reliable. 724-348-5731. Dog Training: AKC Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, obedience, puppies, manners, more! Karyn727@comcast.net or 412855-4678. _____________________________________________ Specialty Lawn Care. Consistency and neatness. Honoring all competitors ads as coupons. Select first first-cut free demos. Chris at 724-470-4348 _____________________________________________ Automatic Transmission Repair Performed By Certified Mechanic, South Park PA, Call 412-377-6917. _____________________________________________ Companion for Elderly - Will help with dressing, meds, meals, and companionship. I provide activities, such as, cards, bingo, walks, exercise, and cheerful conversation. Add joy to your loved one's day. Hourly rates, in Bethel Park and surrounding areas. Please contact Carol at 412- 479- 9918. _____________________________________________ Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _____________________________________________

READER ADVISORY:

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 June 10)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. When is the Elizabeth Forward Carnival? What Boy Scout Troop does Aaron Davis belong to? Father Boyle celebrated his Golden Jubliee at which parish in Finleyville ? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332

Congratulations to our May Pizza Puzzler winners!

KIRSTINA POPEY - McmMurray • ANGELA MILLER - Monongahela


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