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VFW Post 1940 in South Park Township and Vietnam Veterans, Inc. of Pittsburgh are planning a celebration to honor our area Vietnam War Veterans on Sunday, August 22, 2010. This special event will be held at the South Park Fairgrounds - Corrigan Drive & Brownsville Road, South Park. Time for the event is 10 AM – 6 PM, with a parade at 11 AM. There will be music, food and fun for the entire day! There are also spaces available for vendors - including food vendors, and let us know if your group wants to be a part of the parade. This event is being planned to honor our Vietnam Veterans and to show these American heroes just how grateful we are for their service to our country. They all deserved a hero’s welcome when they came home – and they still do. This is a special day and we will welcome all of our nation’s veterans with open arms – please help us spread the word! Call for information: 724-678-2514 Also, we are gratefully accepting donations to help defray the cost of this event. Please make check payable to “Vietnam Veterans Celebration” and mail to: VFW Post 1940, PO Box 590, South Park, PA 15129

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . AUGUST 4 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK join us at the Peterswood Park outdoor amphitheatre in Peters Township for a free concert series. Concerts run 7-9 p.m. In case of inclement weather the concerts will be moved to the Community Recreation Center. On August 4, enjoy – Chris Denem, Neil Diamond Tribute. AUGUST 4 – 7 ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH FESTIVAL - A great time will be had by all who peruse the grounds of St. Joan of Arc’s highly acclaimed parish festival which will run from Wednesday, August 4 through Saturday, August 7. The festival will be held in the church parking lot across Route 88 from the church in South Park. Nightly featured dinners, including BBQ Chicken (Wednesday), Roasted Beef of Brisket (Thursday), St. Joan’s Famous Baked and Fried Fish (Friday), and Stuffed Shells & Meatballs (Saturday), will be served from 5 PM until 7 PM in Domremy Pavilion. Ethnic and festival foods will be available on the festival grounds. Featured entertainment beginning at 7:30 PM includes an Island Party with Tom Watt the Buffett Man on Wednesday, Elvis Lives – A Tribute to the King on Thursday, Johnny Angel and the Halos on Friday, and Ruff Creek on Saturday. Ca$h Ba$h on Wednesday evening with payouts totaling more than $2,000 - a guaranteed winner every 15 minutes. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 412-8333422. Activity booths will be open from 7 PM until 11 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 PM until 11 PM on Friday and 6 PM until 11 PM Saturday. For more information call 412.833.2400. AUGUST 5 SAFE SITTER CLASS - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg General Hospital. Safe Sitter is a medically oriented instruction series that teaches boys and girls, ages 11 to 13, how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. The cost of the

program is $40 and includes all class material and a Safe Sitter t-shirt. To register, call 1-877284-2000. AUGUST 6 FOURTH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING Elizabeth Forward School District Fourth Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at Butler’s Golf Course. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and Tee-off begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact Brad Simala at bsimala@efsd.net or 412-896-2329 for more information. Golf package includes Practice Range, 18 holes of Golf, Shirt, Golf Cart, Snack, Phone: 412-896-2312 FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. at the Peters Township Community Center. The screenings are provided courtesy of Canonsburg General Hospital. For more information call 724-873-5835. AUGUST 6 - 7 DONORA FIRE COMPANY STREET FAIR The Donora Fire Company 4th Annual Street Fair is set for August 6 and 7. Includes pony rides, duck pond, dime pitch and other stuff for kids to do. BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, walking tacos and much more. The annual fireman’s parade will be held on August 7. Line up at 4:30, parade begins at 6 p.m. Following the parade, the Whiskey Outlaws will take the stage. For more information, call 724-3237323 and ask for Tom. AUGUST 7 GAME DAYS AT MOUNDS PARK, MONONGAHELA - from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. For teens/pre-teens age 12-18. Free, lunch included. Sponsored by the ministerium of Monongahela and New Eagle. For more information, call Kelly at 724-258-4401. VICTORY HILL CAR SHOW - The Fifth Annual Victory Hill Car Show will take place Saturday, August 7 (rain or shine) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Victory Hill Social Center, 25 Jones Lane, Monongahela. Registration fee is $5 per car, register at the door. Visitor admis-

sion is free. Motorcycles are welcome. Trophies will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, best of show and more. Free dash plaques for first fifty entries. Hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ pork chops, ribs, chicken, French fries and drinks. Music, half the take and raffles. BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY- The First Baptist Church of Monongahela will be hosting its 2nd Annual Back to School Giveaway on Saturday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Items that will be given away are clothing, coats, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, and other school supplies. All items will be given away on a first come first serve basis. SHADE GARDENING DAY - Trax Farms, Finleyville. Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 am. Join Trax Farms own plant specialists Cheryl and Linda. If you have an area of your yard that is shaded from direct rays of the sun, join us to learn how to create an inviting and beautiful shade garden. AUGUST 7 – 8 HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE – Finleyville. Union, Shady, Highland and adjoining roads. Saturday August 7 and Sunday August 8. 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Over 50 homes participating. Take Route 88 South, 1 mile past Mineral Beach. AUGUST 8 TASTE OF THE FARM - Triple B Farms will hold “Taste of the Farm” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Highlights will include the following: Food samples in the Country Market: Jams, jellies, salad dressings, dips and more. Peachthemed refreshments: Peach smoothies, “funnel fries” with peach dipping sauce, peach shortcake, peach pie. Hayrides around the farm. Children’s attractions. Peach muffins, peach breads and peach pies, along with other homemade treats. For more information, call 724-258-3557.

“CRASH, BANG, BOOM!” - Come to “Crash. Bang, Boom!” at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum on Sunday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Historical photos and information about calamitous accidents, crashes and events on the trolley lines of days gone by in interesting presentations given by noted transportation historian, George Gula. Presentations will be offered at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included in admission to Crash, Bang, Boom! at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum are all day trolley rides and tours of the Car Barn. Admission is $9 Adults, $8 Seniors ages 62+, and $5 Children 3-15. Children 2 and under are free. Family rate of $30 covers up to two adults and four children. For more information, call 724-228-9256. AUGUST 9 OLDIES DANCE - Parents Without Partners is sponsoring an Oldies Dance on Monday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Royal Place Restaurant, 2660 Library Rd. Music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s by D.J. Steve. Admission is $5 for PWP members and $7 for non-members. Cash bar, menu items available. For more information, call Barb at 412-855-4308. AUGUST 11-12 BETHEL PARK HERITAGE PLAYERS – presents Second Annual Broadway Revue - Music, Dance, Scenes from Shows on August 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. $5 per person. For more information, visit www.heritageplayers.org. AUGUST 14 “GUNS OF THE WEST” - At The Museum of Western Expansion (The Wright House), located at 815 Venetia Road, in Peters Township, will host a “Guns of the West” exhibit and demonstration on Saturday, August 14, from 10am-6pm See the firearms and accoutrements that opened the western frontier. $5.00 Donation is your admission for a day of history and fun. Children 13 and under free, boy scouts, cub scouts, girl scouts in uniform free.


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www.unionfinley.com 2010 “PRAISE AND WORSHIP IN THE PARK” - The sounds of praise and music will once again echo through Chess Park in Monongahela when First Christian Church and the community celebrates with the 6th annual “Praise and Worship in the Park” on Saturday, August 14. The event will run from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. All-day musical performances, pony rides, climbing wall, children’s activities, and food and informational booths. Any ministry or church wishing to join the day’s festivities, or anyone wishing more information, should contact DJ Fogiato at 724-258-2155 or djbrick@comcast.net. OUTDOOR SUMMER FLEA MARKET Trax Farms popular Outdoor Summer Flea Markets will continue in August! SATURDAYS ONLY –August 14th and 28th. In the grass area at the end of our main parking lot – park in your 10x20 space and sell right from your vehicle!! We Open Early To Beat The Heat! $10.00 a day (collected at 9:00am) NO PRE-BOOKING - ALL SPACES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!!!! PLEASANT HILLS COMMUNITY DAY – Mowry Park, Pleasant Hills. Parade, food vendors, music, entertainment and games. YARD SALE / BAKE SALE / CAR WASH CrossRoads Community Church, located on Scotia Hollow Road will hold a yard sale, bake sale, and car wash on Saturday, August 14. The yard sale starts at 7:00 a.m., car wash starts at 10:00 a.m., bake sale is all day long. For information, visit the website at www.crossroadsofjeffersonhills.com. GAME DAYS AT MOUNDS PARK, MONONGAHELA - from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. For teens/pre-teens age 12-18. Free, lunch included. Sponsored by the ministerium of Monongahela and New Eagle. For more information, call Kelly at 724-258-4401. MCMURRAY ROTARY FISHING DERBY Join us for the 11th Annual McMurray Rotary and Peters Township Fishing Derby at Peters Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All kids grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to participate. Fee is $5 residents / $10 non-residents. Awards will be given for the largest, smallest, first fish caught and most fish caught!

AUGUST 15 LIVE CONCERT - The musical band “Determined” will be in concert at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy on Sunday, August 15 at 6:00 pm. “Determined” is a southern gospel trio from Kentucky. The church is located on 411 4th Avenue in New Eagle, PA The concert is free. For more information, call 724-310-3416. SUMMER FLAX FEST AT OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD - An Eighteenth Century Flax to Linen Fest will be held at the historic Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park on Sunday, August 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Se the processing of flax to linen from harvesting to rippling, retting, breaking, scutching, hackling, spinning, and being woven into cloth on the loom. The Oliver Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Drive, in South Park. Open every Sunday through December 12 from 1:30 – 4:30. For more information, visit www.olivermiller.org or contact us at 412 835-1554. SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI FAMILY PICNIC - Stop by the Saint Francis family picnic from 1:00 pm until dusk on Sunday, August 15. There’ll be great food to suit everyone’s taste. Entertainment provided by local talent DJ Deacon Vic, Too Many Tubas, and Dance by Lori. Country store, the craft shop and take a chance on the many specialty theme baskets that’ll be raffled off. Bingo, games of chance, and activities for kids of all ages. Food and amusement ticket books can be purchased outside the church before and after masses or at the picnic. Buy your ticket books before picnic day and be eligible for prize drawings every hour during the picnic. Non-parishioners can take the opportunity to see the new St. Francis of Assisi Church. The picnic grounds and Finley Hall are just across the parking lot. AUGUST 18 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK - Join us at the Peterswood Park outdoor amphitheatre in Peters Township for a free concert series. Concerts run 7-9 p.m. In case of inclement weather the concerts will be moved to the Community Recreation Center. On August 18, enjoy “The New Relics.” The band blends the sounds of country, rock and Americana and has created the sound of modern American music.

AUGUST 19 SAFE SITTER CLASS - will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg General Hospital on Thursday, August 19. Safe Sitter is a medically oriented instruction series that teaches boys and girls, ages 11 to 13, how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. $40 To register or for more information, call toll free 1-877-284-2000. AUGUST 21 CAR CRUISE - Union Roads United Methodist Church will be hosting its Third Annual Car Show on Saturday, August 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Gastonville Elementary School parking lot located at 3687 FinleyvilleElrama Road. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entrants. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. There will be a 50/50, concession stand, bake sale and DJ. All makes and models of cars, cycles and trucks are welcome. For more information contact Howard at 724-348-5421. Rain Date: August 28th GAME DAYS AT MOUNDS PARK, MONONGAHELA - from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. For teens/pre-teens age 12-18. Free, lunch included. Sponsored by the ministerium of Monongahela and New Eagle. For more information, call Kelly at 724-258-4401. AUGUST 22 A DAY TO HONOR OUR SOUTHWESTERN PA VIETNAM VETERANS - VFW Post 1940 in South Park Township and Vietnam Veterans, Inc. of Pittsburgh are planning a cel-

ebration to honor our area Vietnam War Veterans on Sunday, August 22, 2010. This special event will be held at the South Park Fairgrounds - Corrigan Drive & Brownsville Road, South Park. Time for the event is 10 AM – 6 PM, with a parade at 11 AM. There will be music, food and fun for the entire day! There are also spaces available for vendors - including food vendors, and let us know if your group wants to be a part of the parade. This event is being planned to honor our Vietnam Veterans and to show these American heroes just how grateful we are for their service to our country. Call for information: 724678-2514 AUGUST 26 AUXILIARY ICE CREAM SOCIAL Thursday, August 26 at 11 a.m., ECC. Chill out at the Auxiliary Ice Cream Social. The a la carte luncheon menu includes salads, sandwich and beverages and features a make your own sundae bar. Parking is free. Proceeds from the Social will be utilized to enhance services sponsored by the Auxiliary for patients and visitors at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-1167.

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . AUGUST 28 PSYCHIC FAIR - from 10:00 -4:00 p.m. at the Chapel on Regis Ave. in West Mifflin. There will be different psychics to choose from . Also there will be a vendors table of metaphysical items you may purchase. A light lunch will be provided for a $5 donation to the church. Even if you do not want a reading please stop down and check us out and find out about our Spiritual Church and psychic developement classes. We are located right down from the Post Office on the other side of the road in an beige office building. GAME DAYS AT MOUNDS PARK, MONONGAHELA - from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. For teens/pre-teens age 12-18. Free, lunch included. Sponsored by the ministerium of Monongahela and New Eagle. For more information, call Kelly at 724-258-4401. OLDIES DANCE - Monongahela Senior Center. 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Music by “Sound of Country.” For more information, please call 724-258-2301.

OUTDOOR SUMMER FLEA MARKET - Trax Farms popular Outdoor Summer Flea Markets will continue in August! SATURDAYS ONLY –August 14th and 28th. In the grass area at the end of our main parking lot – park in your 10x20 space and sell right from your vehicle!! We Open Early To Beat The Heat! $10.00 a day (collected at 9:00am) (Must sign a waiver in order to participate) NO PRE-BOOKING ALL SPACES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!!!! Bring your own tables and chairs, change and change box, and clean up your area before you leave! It’s that simple! Come and shop early! You will find vendors selling antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food and much more. Whether you’re just browsing or ready to buy, there is something for everyone!! Free parking and free admission make this the perfect family outing. Come join the fun at Trax Farms Outdoor Summer Flea Markets!! MAKE TRAX! AUGUST 28-29 MELODRAMA DINNER THEATRE - “Dirty Deeds at the Crossroads” presented by the Bethel Park Heritage Players on August 28 at 7

p.m. and August 29 at 2 p.m. at the South Hills Elks Lodge, Bethel Park. Reservations are $25 per person. For more information, visit www.heritageplayers.org. AUGUST 29 FRONTIER FROLIC - Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park Before the days of television and video games, our ancestors needed to make their own entertainment. Many of the games and diversions that they created arose from their chores and the talents that they needed to accomplish them. The members of the Oliver Miller Homestead Association invite you to join them at the Homestead in South Park on Sunday, August 29, as they illustrate the practical as well as the lighter side of pioneer life in the late days of summer. Guests will be invited to participate in these games such as sack races and to show whether they have the necessary skills to survive on the frontier. Young people may participate in a scavenger hunt when they will search out various articles on the site and will be rewarded with a treat. The pioneer families used their leisure time to their best advantage with toys and games. Many of the games were designed to teach the

children the skills necessary for frontier survival. Guests to the Homestead may participate in games such as the Garden Varmint Toss, where a child’s aim would have been improved. Other games will include Table Top 9 Pins, Put ‘n Take, Shove ‘Ha Penny, and an early version of horseshoes. The associates, in period dress, will also conduct tours of the stone house, the springhouse, the log house, the forge, demonstration shed, and the barn, and will present ongoing demonstrations of spinning, weaving, quilting, open hearth cooking, blacksmith work, and the use of hand tools to make everyday items. The Trading Post, which is located in the barn, will be open for business with books, trade goods, and items made at the Homestead available for sale. The Oliver Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle on Corrigan Drive in South Park. It is open each Sunday through December 12 from 1:30 until 4:30, with the last admission at 4:00. Admission is $2.00. For more information, visit the website at www.olivermiller.org or phone 412-835-1554.


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Former Parishoner Congratulates St. Francis on New Church Dear Editor: I am from Somerset County and my mother always saves her Union-Finley Messenger for me so I can read all the news from my hometown. I was reading your June issue and I really enjoyed the article and photos of the dedication celebration of the new St. Francis of Assisi Church. St. Francis of Assisi was my former church where I was an active parishioner until 1995 when I was married in the old church and went to my new home with my husband in Somerset County. When I came home to visit my family in Finleyville, I always pass by St. Francis of Assisi Church. I watched the building of the new church as it progressed from groundbreaking to completion. I would have really liked to attend the dedication of the new church but I was unable because I was busy at that time with the centennial celebration of my own church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church. So I just wanted to say congratulations to all the people of St. Francis of Assisi Church on their new church and I hope to attend mass in the new church some time in the near future. I can’t wait to see the new church. Sincerely, Karen (Ely) Habel - Meyersdale, PA

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‘Mule’ Donated to Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department

Monongahela Area Library Hosts Authors

On behalf of Kawasaki, Angels World of Cycles, and Bigs Sanitation, a Kawasaki “Mule” was donated to the Monongahela Fire Department for use in rescue operations to further ensure the continuous safety that the fire department provides for the citizens in our community.

The Monongahela Area Library’s Summer Reading Club welcomed two Mon Valley natives home for a special book reading and art activity day recently. Lorie Van Kirk Schue is the author of more than twenty books on art education for children, but she recently turned to creating picture books. The Waterford, Virginia resident read her book Charlie to a group of enthusiastic children gathered in the main reading area of the library before leading them in a cut paper and magic marker bird project. Shue stressed to parents that “See, Say, Create” books, the company that publishes Charlie, includes a vocabulary list and art project suggestions in every book. The title character in Charlie is a bird who brings harmony to the bird world. Joining Schue in reading to the children was 1992 Ringgold High School alum David M. Howard who has begun writing under the name Uncle Dave. He has recently self-published two works inspired by the short life of a family member. David M. Howard, a 1992 Ringgold graduate, and “I wrote these for my niece,” said book author was on hand at the Monongahela Area Howard. “When she was having a Library for a Summer Reading Club activity baby, I thought this would be a nice present for the shower.” He dusted off his original plot concept of a dog having a bath, used the Photoshop skills he learned as visual communications student at the Art Institute combined with color pencil drawings, and created Lady’s Day to Play. After his great-niece died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome only two months after birth, Howard decided to complete the book and donate a portion of his sales to SIDS research. “This program was really a little off the beaten path of our Summer Reading Club wateroriented programs,” library director Elina Filander noted. “We’ve had the Carnegie Science Center out here, a great program about frogs, and crafts and experiments dealing with water. But when you can show children that you can do anything, or be anything if you try - how can you go wrong?”

Pictured (l-r) Joe Eori, Owner of Angel's World of Cycles & Bigs Sanitation; Don Devore, Fire Department Chief Engineer; Frank Hnatik, Fire Chief (at the steering wheel); Jeff Leezer, President of the Fire Department and Captain 2; and Aaron Benney, Secretary of the Fire Department and Captain1. (PHOTO CREDIT: WAYNE E. RAY)

‘Crash, Bang, Boom!’ at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Come to “Crash. Bang, Boom!” at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum on Sunday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This Funday Sunday event will feature historical photos and information about calamitous accidents, crashes and events on the trolley lines of days gone by in interesting presentations given by noted transportation historian, George Gula. Presentations will be offered at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included in admission to Crash, Bang, Boom! at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum are all day trolley rides and tours of the Car Barn. Admission is $9 Adults, $8 Seniors ages 62+, and $5 Children 3-15. Children 2 and under are free. Also offered is a special family rate of $30 which covers up to two adults and four children. For more information, call 724-228-9256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.pa-trolley.org.

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‘Ladies of the Mon’ 2011 Calendars Feature “Lads” Proceeds Will Benefit Mon Library and Chamber

Recipe of the Month

BERRY PEACH TOSSED SALAD from Triple

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INGREDIENTS: 3 romaine hearts, torn 2 medium fresh peaches, thinly sliced medium red onion, thinly sliced (Optional: Peaches can be 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese sliced with or without the fruit skin; use your personal preference) 1 cup fresh red raspberries 1 cup fresh blackberries DIRECTIONS: Gently toss all ingredients together. Serve with Triple B’s "Just Peachy" Salad Dressing.

Triple B Farms 724-258-3557 www.triplebfarms.com The "Ladies of the Mon" have found their match! When 12 elderly women made a risqué calendar 3 years ago and sold 3,000 copies they thought that would be it. Now, some very well-known gentlemen of the valley have stepped forward to present a 2011 calendar, titled "Lads and Ladies of the Mon.” The stars in this new calendar vary from an October vampire to a very familiar to all, "St. Nick", who promises one more ornament for Miss December's tree. With captions that are definitely "tongue-in-cheek", you will chuckle as you discover Mr. August with Miss August in a red convertible Nissan on their way to Kennywood. Profits from the sale of the calendars will benefit the Monongahela Area Library and Chamber of Commerce. Price for the calendar is $10 available at Cox Grocery, Monongahela; Rocco’s Florist, Monongahela; Big Harry’s Consignment, New Eagle; and Mon Valley YMCA, Carroll Twp.

The CREW to the Rescue Local Church Helps Those in Need of Summer Yard Work and Chores By Charlotte Hopkins Pastor Floyd Hughes, of the CrossRoads Community Church has assembled, “The CREW” to help minimize the workload for single parents and the elderly. The CREW assists in chores directed by the needs of the family whether it's painting, grass cutting, weed pulling or fixing odds and ends around the home. The dog days of summer are here and along with the fun and sun comes tall grass, cleaning and minor home repairs that need to be done before winter arrives again. If you or someone you know needs help from the CREW, call Pastor Hughes at 412-384-9278. There is no cost for any family.


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Auxiliary at MVH Sets Officers for New Year

MVH Auxiliary Officers - Pictured Bottom row (l-r): Sandy McLuckie, Georgetta Wiles, Ruthann Dulovich, and Ruth Antonelli. Top row (l-r): Marsha Barcelona, Mary Lou Mudrick, Mary Garris, and Lillian Nard

Leadership of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is set for Fiscal Year 2010-2011. Ruth Antonelli was sworn in for her first year of service as president at the Auxiliary’s 32nd annual appreciation dinner in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. In addition to Antonelli, other officers of the volunteer organization for 2010-2012 are Marsha Barcelona, vice president; Sandy McLuckie, treasurer; Georgetta Wiles, assistant treasurer; Mary Garris, finance officer; Lillian Nard, assistant finance officer; Ruthann Dulovich, recording treasurer and gift shop chairperson; Mary Lou Mudrick, recording secretary; Dolly Gaudio, corresponding secretary.

Peters Township Newcomers and Neighbors Kick-off Meeting to be held September 14 The Peters Township Newcomers and Neighbors will be holding their annual kick-off meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club. PTNN is a notfor-profit women’s civic and social organization with a variety of activity groups … wine tasting, bunco, gardening, book groups, children’s playgroup, couples socials, luncheon excursions, theatre group and charitable endeavors. You don’t have to be “New” to the area to join us. Come meet our members and enjoy a fun ladies evening out. Hors d’oeuvres provided, cash bar, prizes, raffles, silent auction items. Bring a friend. For more information, check us out at www.Ptnc.org.

Fifth Annual Victory Hill Car Show – August 7 The Fifth Annual Victory Hill Car Show will take place on Saturday, August 7 (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Victory Hill Social Center, 25 Jones Lane, Monongahela. Registration fee is $5 per car, register at the door. Visitor admission is free. Motorcycles are welcome. Trophies will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, best of show and more. Free dash plaques for first fifty entries. Food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ pork chops, ribs, chicken, French fries and drinks. Music, half the take and raffles. SPONSORED BY VICTORY HILL LADIES AUXILIARY.


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Jefferson Hills Women’s Club Seeks New Members The Women's Club of Jefferson Hills has existed since 1970. The original object of the organization, as stated in the club's handbook is, '"to maintain an organized center for charitable, cultural, and social development among the women of the community." Since 1970, the objectives remain the same with contributions made annually to the Jefferson Hills Library. In addition. donations in the past have been made to Jefferson Hospital, the various volunteer fire departments and ambulance association, Meals on Whee1s, the community food bank, and scholarships to seniors attending Thomas Jefferson High School. Each month, a business meeting is followed by an informational, cultural, and/or entertaining program. The socializing continues as light refreshments are served. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month September through May (with the exception of January) at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road at 7:30 p.m. Membership is open to any residents of Jefferson Hills as well as surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. The first scheduled meeting for the 2010-2011 year will be Wednesday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Sheila at (412) 384-3318.

Electronics Recycling Event at Washington Fairgrounds The Washington County Planning Commission is having an Electronics Recycling Event on Sunday, August 29, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. E-waste Fees: CPU, Laptop, Home phnes - $3.; Mouse, Keyboards - $1.; Small printers/scanners/faxes - $5.; VHS/DVD/small UPS/ Routers - $5.; Stereos/small appliances - $5.; Televisions/Monitors, 15" and under, - $10.; 19" and under - $15.; 20'39" - $25.; 40"or more - $50.; Console TVs - $50. Free items: CFLs/Ink & Toner cartridges/Alkaline Batteries/Cell phones.

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Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Launches New Feature on their Web Site By Jim Caldwell It is commonplace in our present culture to have immediate as well as extended families spread miles or states or even continents apart (i.e. military). But it is also a fact that the internet, email and the social networks have helped to bridge any distance when there are special events, joyful celebrations or sorrowful, grieving times. That is the concept behind a new feature launched June 1st on the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home web site. Vanessa Botti, the marketing director, who also helps with the Pet funerals at the facility, said that CEO Harry Neel came home from an ICCFA (International Cemetery and Crematorium Funeral Association) convention in March with the idea. And she was tasked with its implementation. It means that loved ones, far away, can share in remembering, in memorializing the deceased, whether they died recently or years ago. The entire database of Jefferson Memorial is available. Anyone with access to the web can simply go towww.jeffersonmemorial.biz , click on the word, “Genealogy”, and search the records for the name of the loved one. There you can add photos or write a life story. You can even have a short video created. After the content is reviewed for taste and respectability, it is uploaded to the site. Botti says it is another way of continuing the memory of your family member, friend or pet by creating an online profile for them. It is also a way to visually see where someone is laid to rest if the family requests a picture of the headstone be taken for all to view. Well known for its beauty and serenity, Jefferson Memorial is located on Curry Hollow Road in Pleasant Hills.


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Mon-Donora Lions Club Assists Family Who Lost Home In Fire

A variety of collectors and antique dealers set up tables to sell and showcase their items at the fair.

Joanne Chamberlin showed her custom stained glass and sold some antique jewelry as well.

Pleasant Hills Library Raises Funds at Antiques and Collectibles Fair Collectors gathered to support Pleasant Hills Library and look through tables of antiques and collectible items on Saturday, June 19 at Pleasant Hills Borough Building. Visitors were invited to bring in items to be appraised. Anthony Luppino of Luppino Bros., Inc. located in Pleasant Hills, was on hand throughout the event to do appraisals. Guests also enjoyed a Chinese auction and book sale. A percentage of all proceeds went to Pleasant Hills Library, which is raising funds needed to sustain the library.

The home of Ashley Opar and her daughter Alexie (both in center of photo) was destroyed in a fire. The Monongahela-Donora Lions Club raised funds to help them rebuild.

By Ken Askew Pleasant Hills Librarian Sharon Julian-Milas and Library Program Director Shirley Gealy greeted guests and sold baked goods.

Saint Francis of Assisi Family Picnic – Sunday, August 15 Are you ready for some great summer fun? Stop by the Saint Francis family picnic from 1:00 pm until dusk on Sunday, August 15. Forget about Sunday dinner at home. There’ll be great food to suit everyone’s taste – chicken, kielbasa, hot dogs, barbequed lamb, sausage, kettle-cooked corn-on-the-cob, beverages and more. The afternoon will be filled with entertainment provided by local talent - DJ Deacon Vic, Too Many Tubas, and Dance by Lori. Visit the country store, the craft shop and take a chance on one or two of the many specialty theme baskets that’ll be raffled off. There’ll be bingo, games of chance, and activities for kids of all ages with plenty of parking. Food and amusement ticket books can be purchased outside the church before and after masses (6:00 Saturday evenings, 8:00 and 11:00 Sunday) or at the picnic. Buy your ticket books before picnic day and be eligible for prize drawings every hour during the picnic. We’ll see you at Saint Francis picnic grounds just off Route 88 in Finleyville – everyone is welcome. Non-parishioners can take the opportunity to see the new St. Francis of Assisi Church. The picnic grounds and Finley Hall (air conditioned Bingo) are just across the parking lot from the new church.

On February 10, 2010 the Donora Fire Department answered a call to a fire reported at 908 White Drive in Donora, which was the home of Ashley Opar, her partner Steve Dalrymple, their young daughter Alexie, and Ashley’s mother Denise Hamer. The structure was a total loss--but fortunately, there was no one home at the time of the fire. All of the family members had left the house due to a power outage, which was all too common for Southwestern Pennsylvania residents during the damaging snowstorms of this past winter. The cause of the fire was determined to be a pinched wire beneath the Ashley Opar and her daughter Alexie receive a check from the Monongahela-Donora Lions floor, which exploded when a power surge Club (Joe Palli on left, Mark Repasky on right). hit the impeded wire. The toll of the fire has been great for the family, both financially and emotionally. This displaced family is currently staying with Ms. Opar’s father. Alexie is currently in therapy as a consequence of the devastating event. She worries about leaving her temporary home, and fears another fire will take what little she has left. The Monongahela-Donora Area Lions Club has taken up the challenge to help Ashley Opar and her family in their time of need. It is with great diligence that the MonongahelaDonora Area Lions Club raised $1,745.00 for Ashley and her family. The club presented the donated money to Ms. Opar and Alexie at their June 8th meeting. With this gift, Ashley hopes to rebuild their lives and home in the same area, thus restoring a feeling of safety for her daughter. The Monongahela-Donora Area Lions Club would like to thank all those who helped make this contribution possible.


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By Wild Willy Frankfort

Old Smoke In the medical field, it is said that the olfactory or sense of smell is one of the strongest of our human senses. A smell can conjure feelings and memories that many folks have tucked away into their subconscious. My wife says that I deal in smells. She also says that if she wants to get my attention, she doesn’t have to put on any fancy perfume, just rub a smoked ham on her neck. (The emphasis being on the smoke not on the ham. However, I do love a good ham.) Being out in the woods I have accumulated a collection of smells that trigger a response or can just soothe me or bring back a happier remembrance. For instance, good smells include the acrid sulfur smell of black powder which lingers after shooting my flintlock rifle, the muted sweet maple smell from cake or muskavado sugar, roast coffee, or my good German tobacco. All very good smells which trigger a special response in my mind or palette. Bad smells can include the acrid odor of food burning on the fire, the sharp oaken smell of scotch whiskey that is leaking from my flask onto the contents of my backpack, or the damp smell of clothing that has been packed away for to long or has that slightly musty smell of dampness. I know these smells and remember each of them fondly when even the bad odors have assailed my brain. Being a story teller I can tell you a tale of a day in the wood or a trip by canoe down a rushing stream or river. Horse smells remind me of work and of trips into the Tonto to look for good camps or Native ruins. Sometimes it amazes me that all of us don’t have that ability to smell or sort out what a smell is. I remember a day on a trail deep in the forests of Greene County hunting for fall turkey and a good place to make camp. My friends and I had walked for miles looking for that spot that would make us comfortable for the evening and work as a base to hunt from. When on these forays, one packs light and food rations can be meager. As a group we tend to share our supplies and when the grub is gone it’s time to leave or hunt. On our last morning I awoke to the smell of coffee and doughnuts. Which to say the least brought me strait up out of my blankets. Light had just started to filter through the trees and the fire had gone out some

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time in the night. I quickly chalked up my olfactory miscommunication as a pleasant dream and snuggled back down in my bed. I was no sooner comfortable when again I smell the delightful aroma of baked goods. I awoke and rolled my blankets, stoked up the coals in the fire and lit out for parts unknown. Long story short, I found a little bake shop not a mile away. (You should have seen the look on clerks face when she saw me at the counter, or maybe it was the smell… anyway.) I returned to camp with half a dozen doughnuts to the surprise of my campmates who had also thought they were dreaming. To this day, fresh doughnuts remind me of a primitive hunting trip to Greene County. I have to say that I am highly acquainted with smoke, wood smoke especially. I smell of it quite often and my gear smells of it. You can sometimes open an equipment box of mine and that is the odor that smacks you in the nose. Just recently I was doing some research in some old records. Receipt books, ledgers, and such. The earliest records were from 1824 from a local store and the contents hadn’t been touched for years. While others might have been attracted to the facts recorded in the manuscripts, I noticed something know one else did. The smell of wood smoke. So I guess you could say that, for me, the smell of history is not that of decaying paper or the musty smell associated with basements and attics but of old smoke. I hope that you accumulate a library of good odors that bring you fond memories dear reader. Until that time when we meet again… smell ya later.

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Highly Acclaimed St. Joan of Arc Parish Festival to be Held August 4-7 A great time will be had by all who peruse the grounds of St. Joan of Arc’s highly acclaimed parish festival which will run from Wednesday, August 4 through Saturday, August 7. The festival will be held in the church parking lot across Route 88 from the church in South Park. Nightly featured dinners, including BBQ Chicken (Wednesday), Roasted Beef of Brisket (Thursday), St. Joan’s Famous Baked and Fried Fish (Friday), and Stuffed Shells & Meatballs (Saturday), will be served from 5 PM until 7 PM in Domremy Pavilion. Children’s meals include Chicken Tenders and French Fries. Ethnic and festival foods will be available on the festival grounds. Featured entertainment beginning at 7:30 PM includes an Island Party with Tom Watt the Buffett Man on Wednesday, Elvis Lives – A Tribute to the King on Thursday, Johnny Angel and the Halos on Friday, and Ruff Creek on Saturday. Back by popular demand is the Ca$h Ba$h on Wednesday evening with payouts totaling more than $2,000 - a guaranteed winner every 15 minutes. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 412-833-3422. Activity booths will be open from 7 PM until 11 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 PM until 11 PM on Friday and 6 PM until 11 PM Saturday. Come out and enjoy amusement rides, the Kids’ Zone, games of chance and skill, bingo, blackjack, money wheel, treasure chest, and much, much more. Other popular booths include the Chinese Auction, Sensational Surprises, New to You, and the Sweepstakes Raffle. For more information call 412.833.2400.

Boobie & Whitey Annual Golf Outing in Peters Township The Boobie & Whitey Annual Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place Saturday, August 14 at Rolling Green Golf Course. The outing is a blind scramble format and shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $65 per player. The outing is held in memory of Bob “Boobie” Milesky and Ralph “Whitey” Hohn, longtime residents of Finleyville. All proceeds go to cancer research. All donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Ellen Brawdy at 724-348-6178.

Very Old Fashioned Fun! Experience “Frontier Frolic” at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park Before the days of television and video games, our ancestors needed to make their own entertainment. Many of the games and diversions that they created arose from their chores and the talents that they needed to accomplish them. The members of the Oliver Miller Homestead Association invite you to join them at the Homestead in South Park on Sunday, August 29, as they illustrate the practical as well as the lighter side of pioneer life in the late days of summer. Guests will be invited to participate in these games such as sack races and to show whether they have the necessary skills to survive on the frontier. Young people may participate in a scavenger hunt when they will search out various articles on the site and will be rewarded with a treat. The pioneer families used their leisure time to their best advantage with toys and games. Many of the games were designed to teach the children the skills necessary for frontier survival. Guests to the Homestead may participate in games such as the Garden Varmint Toss, where a child’s aim would have been improved. Other games will include Table Top 9 Pins, Put ‘n Take, Shove ‘Ha Penny, and an early version of horseshoes. The associates, in period dress, will also conduct tours of the stone house, the springhouse, the log house, the forge, demonstration shed, and the barn, and will present ongoing demonstrations of spinning, weaving, quilting, open hearth cooking, blacksmith work, and the use of hand tools to make everyday items. The Trading Post, which is located in the barn, will be open for business with books, trade goods, and items made at the Homestead available for sale. The Oliver Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle on Corrigan Drive in South Park. It is open each Sunday through December 12 from 1:30 until 4:30, with the last admission at 4:00. Admission is $2.00. For more information, visit the website at www.olivermiller.org or phone 412-835-1554.


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Start Planning for South Park Library Friends Fall Book Sale It’s not too soon to think about the South Park Friends Fall Book Sale to be held this year on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the South Park Township Community Center. As you enjoy your Summer reading, remember your “Friends” and hold on to those books for donations to the upcoming sale. A date will be published in future issues with further information on bringing your donated items to the South Park Library. Items needed for the sale are: books (hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, children, adult, school, educational, coffee table), old records, albums, audio music tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, video tapes, video games, electronic games and equipment, books on tape, audio tapes, computer games and programs, games, puzzles, toys and stuffed toys. Encyclopedia sets will be accepted but should not be more than 8 years old. Games, puzzles and toys should contain all parts and pieces and placed in taped up boxes. All donated items should be in good, clean, saleable condition and books free of dirt, dust and mold. Sorry, can not accept magazines, small Reader’s Digests, National Geographics, jewelry or flea market/garage sale items. So, keep the above items in mind, keep reading, have a great Summer, and we’ll see you in October. Visit the web site at www.southparklibrary.org/spfriends.htm.

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Cutting-edge technology that can target a tumor with amazing accuracy. The quality of cancer care just got even better for residents of the South Hills. The Radiation Oncology Center at Jefferson Regional Medical Center – a program of Jefferson Regional Medical Center and UPMC Cancer Centers – has enhanced its imaging capabilities. New features include on-board imaging (OBI) and 4D respiratory gating which allows for more precise tumor treatment and helps reduce the potential for damaging healthy tissue. The combination of these advanced technologies along with the expertise of UPMC Cancer Centers makes the Radiation Oncology Center a leading option for cancer care in the South Hills. Visit UPMCCancerCenters.com or call the Radiation Oncology Center at 412-267-6300 to learn more. UPMC Cancer Centers is Pennsylvania’s largest cancer care delivery network and a partner with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, which is the region’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute.


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Homestead Associates Hold Meeting in Bethel Cemetery Members of the Oliver Miller Homestead Associates held their July meeting at an unusual site as they gathered in the Bethel Church Cemetery to hear the stories of eighteenth century inhabitants of the region. Judy Willison organized the event which saw six gentlemen dressed as they would have been back then describe their lives at each of their grave sites. Following the tour of the cemetery, members held their regular meeting in the church's social room. While the meeting went on, Pat and Dick Kraft led small groups of members through the History Room at the church and described the artifacts displayed there including the Miller Family Bible.

Pictured Bottom row (l-r) are Jim Willison as James Miller, Joe Pelan as Peter Croco, Judy Willison Top row (l-r) Dale Main as ‘William Tidball’, Art Farley as ‘James Kiddoo’, Joe Hancsak as ‘Captain Billy Fife’, Noel Moebs as the ‘Reverend John Clark’

Seeking New Friends Friends of the South Park Township Library Continues 2010 Membership Drive

Noel Moebs of Pleasant Hills describes the life and works of the Rev. John Clark

Jim Willison of Bethel Park stands in front of the person he portrayed, James Miller

Judy Willison of Bethel Park explains the history of the church.

Anna Tang and Sarah Tang of Pleasant Hills and Emily Schmidt of Eighty Four admire the historical artifacts in the Bethel Church history room.

Bethel Art Guild Returns After Summer Break The Bethel Art Guild will resume its regular monthly meetings at the Bethel Park Community Center. All artists, amateur or professional, no matter what medium they prefer, or what level of experience they have, are welcome to join the group. This will be a general meeting, with speaker and luncheon. The group has been meeting for over 50 years, promotes, and supports local artists with lectures, a spring art show, monthly hanging opportunities at the library and community center in Bethel Park. Also open painting sessions are scheduled as a means to work with other artists to encourage and review each others work. Join us Thursday, September 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Bethel Park Community Center.

Finleyville Community Day Set for September 11 Save the Date! The 3rd Annual Finleyville Community Day is set for September 11, 2010. The event will run from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Come join everyone for a day of music, food, drinks, crafts, antiques, chinese auction, pie contest, vendors, car show and much more! • General Information - Sandy Mayak (724)258-2092 • Vendor Information - Ellen Brawdy (724)348-6178 • Pie Contest Information - Denise Kegel (724)348-9656 • Music / Talent Show Information - Melanie (412)818-0573

The Friends of the South Park Township Library are continuing their 2010 membership drive and ask that each township resident, family, and business join in supporting our community library. The Friends sponsor events and programs that normally would not be available through the Library's operational budget. Some of these programs are the Fitness classes, various educational classes, and a spring and fall book sale. Just pick up a membership form on your next stop at the library, complete it, and along with your tax-deductible donation drop both off at the front desk. The Friends web-site is www.southparklibrary.org/spfriends.htm and all current information can be found there including a printable membership form. All checks can be written to the "Friends of the South Park Township Library" and mailed to 2575 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129.

Rib Festival Returns to the Allegheny County South Park Fairgrounds The 2010 “Rib and Wing Challenge” will be held Labor Day Weekend September 4 – 6 at the South Park Fairgrounds. The event includes 30 national vendors from all over the country including some old friends such as Cowboys BBQ from Texas and Pigfoot BBQ from Ohio. The Rib and Wing Challenge will also have 26 live bands in three days, with the nationally known recording artists such as Fuel and the Marshall Tucker Band. For more information please visit southparkrib.com or call 412-4059631. Come join us at the South Park Fairgrounds and get ready to pig out in the park.


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Fishing Derby Held at the Monongahela Aquatorium By Paul Chasko

Waiting patiently on the edge of the Mon for her big catch.

This young girl gets a bite from a hungry fish!

Each year around the end of June, the Mingo Rod and Gun Club teams up with the City of Monongahela and sponsors a Fishing Derby for area kids. Saturday, June 27, kids from ages 1-15 with the help of their parents fished for trophies from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. This year 108 kids registered for the derby. The Monongahela Aquatorium was packed as were the banks of the Mon on either side of the Aquatorium. The volunteers had their hands full helping to land and measure fish and to see they were released without harm. The fishing was good this year even though is was a very warm afternoon. The trophies displayed on the judges table kept the kids fishing. At 2:00 pm the official contest ended and the winners were announced. The kids were registered into three age groups and trophies were awarded for the biggest fish in each age group and also for the most fish caught over all age groups. The winners are listed below: 1-5 Age Group 1st 2nd 3rd

Allissa Carter Clair Powell Jaina Fulton

6-10 Age Group 1st Leo Iacovangelo 2nd Mathew Blatnik 3rd Patrick Polaski

16 inch Catfish 8 1/2 inch Bluegill 8 1/2 inch Bluegill 19 1/2 inch Catfish 18 inch Catfish 13 inch Sheephead

11-15 Age Group 1st Derrick Andress 14 1/2 inch Bass 2nd Luke Beckert 14 inch Bass 3rd Makaya Eslep 6 inch Bluegill Most Fish (3) Luke Beckert A small monetary prize was given for the smallest fish caught: Eric Gray, Makaya Eslep, Clair Powell. The Fishing Derby winners of 2010

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Elizabeth Borough Holds Annual Fishing Contest By Alice Harris Elizabeth Borough's Annual Fishing Contest took place on June 26 from 10 am- 2pm at Riverfront Park. With perfect weather, aspiring fishermen had some great catches and snared some great winnings, too!! The kids had so much fun, they are considering holding a second event in September.

Chad Rager teaches his son Chad his first fishing skills.

Fishing contest winners (pictured l-r) Alexander Davin and Chad Rager went home with new tackle boxes and equipment, awarded by Councilman Butch Van Fossen.

With the help from sponsors, the Derby Committee was able to raffle off pieces of fishing equipment throughout the afternoon to the kids who registered. What better way to spend the first Saturday of summer. Thanks to Monongahela Mayor Bob Kepics, the Council and especially to the members of the Mingo Rod and Gun Club.

‘Guns of the West’ Event set for August 14 in Venetia At The Museum of Western Expansion (The Wright House), located at 815 Venetia Road, in Peters Township, will host a “Guns of the West” exhibit and demonstration on Saturday, August 14, from 10am-6pm Come and see the firearms and accoutrements that opened the western frontier. Flintlock and Percussion cannons, muskets, rifles, and pistols. Knives, tomahawks, powder horns, and much more. Event Schedule: 11:00 am Cannon Demonstration 12:00 noon Musket & Rifle Demonstration 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Muzzleloader tune up for Pennsylvania Flintlock Season (Learn how the frontiersmen used to stay alive on the frontier) 2:00 pm Cannon Demonstration 3:00 pm Knife & Tomahawk Throwing Demonstration 4:00 pm Musket & Rifle Demonstration 5:00 - 6:00 pm Tour the Museum of Western Expansion (Exhibit Interaction: Touch and Hold Specific Items) $5.00 Donation for the Museum of Western Expansion is your admission for a day of history and fun. Children 13 and under free, boy scouts, cub scouts, girl scouts in uniform free. There will be food and drinks available for sale in our Kitchen.


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Call of Duty Ladies Auxiliary Post 6664 in Library Comes Through for U.S. Troops Sue Beinlich from Triple B Farms, and her three girls, are showcasing just some of their fresh produce that they have available at their stand. Pictured (left to right): The Beinlich girls Natalie, Abby, Sue and Nancy

Volkars Farm has an abundance of delicious homegrown produce available for the pickin'. Johnny (left) is very pleasant to the customers and helps them with their selection.

Linda Dudzik from Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room in Monongahela, sells her delicious, homemade English Scones every Friday at the Farmers Market.

Get it FRESH at Monongahela Farmers Market "Come on Down" to the Monongahela's Farmers' Market Every Friday! Come to the historic city of Monongahela every Friday afternoon to visit the fabulous Farmers Market, between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 PM. It's held on a cozy side street off of West Main St., next to Chess Park. Just one trip to Monongahela's Farmers Market will make you want to come back every week! At the Monongahela Farmers' Market, you'll find everything from homegrown fruits and vegetables to wines, to baked goods and sweet treats. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, or have questions about the Monongahela Farmers' Market, please call Claudia at 724-258-5905.

Tanya Chaney, owner of Chaney's Natural Health & Wellness, walked through The Market selling lovely Farmers Market carrying bags for only $1.00.

Joe Skocik, president of Plum Run Winery in West Brownsville, began selling his wines at Monongahela's Farmer Market last year, and has returned to offer the best of his whites and reds, sweets and dries.

Collecting Funds for Operation Troop Appreciation On Friday July 3, 2010 the Ladies Auxiliary from Post 6664 in Library joined together at Sam’s Club in West Mifflin to accept donations for Operation Troop Appreciation. The ladies encouraged customers by passing out two-sided bookmarks expressing the importance of helping our troops in the Middle East. A list of the most requested items was printed on the back of the bookmarks. After an 8 hour day the Ladies had collected enough supplies to ship 30 boxes to units stationed in the Middle East. Cash donations enabled the Ladies to purchase some of the items requested by our military. The Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone that donated items, cash and time on that day and a special “Thank You” to Sam’s Club in West Mifflin for allowing us to remember our men and women who are serving overseas.

Helping The Troops Stay Cool

New to the Farmers' Market this year, the Columbiettes Council 2600 sells their "ready to go" foods and freshly made baked goods.

New to the Farmers Market scene this year, Harden's Farm Market has a huge assortment of vegetables and fruits to choose from. The woman (at left) just bought some fresh green beans for her dinner that evening!

“PARK ‘N’ RIDE” Trolley Service To The Washington County Fair Special $2 Round-Trip Per Person Rate Experience one of the last places in North America where you can ride a vintage trolley to a county fair! The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is pleased to announce “Park ‘N’ Ride” trolley service from the Cooper Crouse-Hinds Parking Lot (former RCA Lot) every evening to the Washington County Fair from 5:00PM until MIDNIGHT on Saturday August 15th through August 22nd. The lot is located at 2800 North Main Street, at the corner of Country Club Road, and is both paved and lit. Round trip trolley tickets will be only $2 each round trip and visitors are brought right up to the Fair’s Main Gate. (Museum and Fair admission not included.) During the week of the Fair there will also be regular tours of the Museum for $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $5 children (3-15) and under 2 is free. Admission includes trolley rides, exhibits, trolley era film presentation and the Museum Store will be open 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Trolley rides available until the Fair closes. Tours of the Museum’s Trolley Display Building (which displays 30 additional electric railway vehicles) at 1:15pm each day for an additional $4 adults and $2 children. To reach the Museum, take I-79 South to Exit 41 Racetrack Road or I-79 North to Exit 40 Meadow Lands or Route 19 to Racetrack Road, follow the blue signs to the Museum. For further information call 724-228-9256 or go to www.pa-trolley.org.

The Library VFW Post 6664 Ladies Auxiliary will be making “Cool” Ties in military patterns to send to troops in the Middle East. Sarah Cannon suggested we devote our July meeting to making these neck coolers to help our troops withstand the incredible heat. Cool Ties have become a very popular method of keeping cool during the summer heat. They are cotton materials filled with absorbing polymer granules that provide all-day cool relief through evaporation. The troops use these neckerchiefs to beat the extreme circumstances they are facing in the desert. The Ladies Aux proudly supports Operation Troop Appreciation. Visit our website for more information at www.OperationTroopAppreciation.org. If you are interested in helping, you may send a donation to Operation Troop Appreciation, c/o Ladies Aux VFW Post 6664, Attn: Kathie Gasior, P. O. Box 15, South Park, PA 15129.


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Vintage Bike Show at Denny’s Roadhouse in Ginger Hill Denny’s Roadhouse owner Denny Leech and Teri, stand next his 1973 Kawasaki Z1A 900.

On July 17, Denny’s Roadhouse, located at 3431 Rt. 136 in the Ginger Hill area of Finleyville, sponsored a “Vintage Bike Show”. Owner, Denny Leech, rode his vintage 1973 Kawasaki Z1A 900 motorcycle, that he purchased when he was in high school to the event and parked it proudly outside his establishment. Other patrons rode in on various makes, models and years throughout the day and shared their riding stories amongst each other. Although this was the first time for the show, those that showed up had a good time and are looking forward to the next show. (PHOTOS BY RON PUDLOWSKI)

Barry Zadnik, of Monongahela, with his 1984 Honda Goldwing.

Bikes of yesterday and today participated in the show.

Lance shows off his chromed out 1985 Harley Sportster “Custom”.

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Car Cruise at Union Roads UMC in Gastonville Union Roads United Methodist Church will be hosting its Third Annual Car Show on Saturday, August 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Gastonville Elementary School parking lot located at 3687 Finleyville-Elrama Road. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Camp Program. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entrants. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. There will be a 50/50, concession stand, bake sale and DJ. All makes and models of cars, cycles and trucks are welcome. Come out and enjoy hot food and cool drinks while listening to our DJ and checking out all of the cool cars, cycles and trucks. For more information contact Howard at 724-348-5421. Rain Date: August 28th


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That Old House By William “Wild Willy” Frankfort

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ocated deep in history and in the woods of Southwestern Pennsylvania lies Fort Cox. Now this is not to be confused with the Fort Coxe located in Kentucky. The fort I refer to is the fort that was part of the frontier fort system located in what was the Virginia frontier. Just recently a whole bunch of information became available about the old refuge fort that stood back in the woods and that was a source of security for local residents in uncertain times. (1776-1800 to be exact.) Through research and educated guessing a picture of what the fort might have looked like has come to light. This information is important to history nuts like you and I and Location: can almost ease out minds when it About a mile Past the Marker on Stone Church Road comes to the age old questions, “I Owner: State of Virginia

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wonder what that fort would have looked like?” From archeological information we have found that the fort was probably a small cabin surrounded by a stockade. It had a cannon mounted at one corner of the fort and at one time had glass windows. They burned coal for warmth and had access to many items that most frontier forts didn’t. The owner of the original property lived close to Gastonville where they had a good blacksmith where iron goods could be obtained. We don’t know if an official was stationed at the fort full time but we do know that prominent residents who preformed militia duty used the fort. Archeology is a funny business. By finding long lost items an idea can be reached about a subject that has been studied. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle and the missing pieces are artifacts found. The photos of Fort Cox shown above is not actually a standing version but a representation of an existing structure built to the, “Best guess” specifications. In the future more will be discovered about old Fort Cox but let this be the first part of the puzzle for you history nuts.

** If you live in an old house, or know of an old, unique or historic house in your town and would like to have it profiled as part of the “That Old House” feature in the Union-Finley Messenger, please contact us at 412-249-8177, or e-mail us at news@unionfinley.com.

CENTURY 21 – Frontier Realty Agent of the Month CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is delighted to recognize Ellen Brawdy as our “Agent of the Month” again! Her dedication to doing the right thing by her client's has brought her to the top of production charts. Recently participating in Finleyville Fireman's Fair and helping with the upcoming Finleyville Community Days, she still always takes the time to pay personal attention to her customers. Call Ellen today to take advantage of her ongoing success.

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Elizabeth Borough Community Yard Sale Idea Turned Into Reality By Alice Harris Elizabeth Forward Senior, Jonathan Hill, who is a Star Rank Scout of Boy Scout Troop 1448 in Monongahela, has been looking for a way to meet people in his town, and also possibly raise some funds in preparation for his upcoming Eagle Scout project. Hill had seen other “community yard sale” events, and thought it might work in his town. So with a lot of hard work and help from his family and friends, on June 26 Elizabeth’s First Annual Borough Wide Yard Sale was born! Held at Duke Park and thoughout the town, the sale was great success with many items exchanged, good food, friendships made, money made for Jonathan’s project, and many others, too!

Ann Malady, trying to make a few dollars for the Elizabeth Moose, completely sold out of hot dogs and hamburgers!

Elizabeth Borough Councilwoman Paula Stevens (left) and Ruth Johnson (right) stopped for scrumptious cinnamon rolls made from scratch by Maddie Hill and her mom Carol.

Rainbow Girls (l-r) Roni Edwards, Debra Walker (Mother Advisor), and Katie Ross made some needed money for upcoming projects.

Jonathan Hill sold many items to raise funds for his Eagle Scout Project. He also had a great time getting out to meet others in his home town of Elizabeth. Hill plans to major in Electrical Engineering at Pitt upon finishing high school.


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Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in Mingo Park Campfire Jam Night Showcases Local Bluegrass Music By Ken Askew To enjoy a good music concert in Southwestern PA, you don’t have to pay big bucks to hear a superstar perform at a huge venue. For example, you could have just gone to the Campfire Jam Night in Mingo Park to hear some fine down-home style country and bluegrass Early-arriving fans of country and bluegrass music music. got a front row seat at Campfire Jam Night in Mingo Park The free concert, held on Thursday, July 8 entertained an audience of 100 fans for three hours. Located at Shelter #4 next to the Ebenezer covered bridge, the idyllic setting used a forested bank to serve as the stage backdrop. Daytime temperatures hit a high of 92 degrees, but by concert time in the evening, it was comfortably cool under a canopy of maple, locust, and pine trees. While parents did some toe tappin’ and a little foot stompin’ in their folding chairs, their kids burned off energy kicking a ball around in an adjacent grassy field. The musicians were just local folks who enjoy continuing the music traditions popularized long ago by coal miners, farmers, and other hard-working people. Song selections included lots of stories of lost love and life’s hardships, with a few gospels and singalongs added to bring back memories of old times. The informal jam session was comprised of 13 musicians on mandolins, fiddle, standup bass, and a slew of acoustic guitars, supplemented by three vocalists. The performers traveled from these areas: West Virginia: Bob Toothman, John and Twila Flara, Jo Ellen Beabout, and Jeanie Thompson. Pennsylvania: BurgettstownGloria Smitsky; Monaca- Butch Wiseman; Houston- Judy Green; New Eagle- Bill and Dee Barton; Monongahela- Merle and Lorraine Henry, and LuAnn McGill; VanVoorhisJoe Dobrinski; and West Elizabeth- Ed Gibson Sr. and Ed Gibson Jr. Emcee for the event was Gloria Smitsky; she and Sherri Taddeo organized the event for the sponsor, the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Oliver Miller Homestead Celebrates Fourth of July

Donora, MVC Graduates Set for Return to Yesteryear Thousands of area students will be back in school come September. And if all goes according to plans, many of their predecessors will be reliving their classroom days at the second annual oldies dance reunion of graduates of Donora and Monongahela Valley Catholic high schools. “We had a good response last year in our first attempt at this idea," said Bill Polachek, one of the organizers of the event which will be held on Saturday, September 18 in the social hall of the Donora Municipal Building. "The interest seems to have grown since then and we are anticipating even more people this time." Polachek a 1968 graduate of Donora High School, is a member of the committee organizing the unique nostalgia-filled event that is open to all graduates of Donora High School and Mon Valley Catholic from the years 1960 through 1979. "We're looking forward to sharing memories from those days," Polachek said. "Many of us grew up in the same town but went to different high schools," Polachek said of the basic idea of the combined classes gathering. "That meant separate class reunions over the years, so we decided to bring everyone together for one big night of memories and fun." Enhancing the Yesteryear theme of the reunion-dance will be Jim "J.D. the D.J." Dudas, longtime area disc jockey and host of the Mon Valley Memories radio show Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. on WJPA in Washington. "Jim always does a great job, he has music from all eras and genres," said "He was well received last year and he's returning by, as they say, popular demand." The September 18 celebration will begin with a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by dancing to the music provided

by Dudas at 7:30 p.m. Costs are $40 per person for the dinner and dance and $20 for the dance only if paid by September 1 and $50 and $25, respectively, after September 1. Refreshments and snacks are included in the admission fees. Terry A. Welsh Perrotta said initial response to the second annual event has been very good. "We're getting a lot of calls asking (about it)," she said. "And a number of people have already made reservations." She emphasized that "all graduates" from both schools during the period 1960 through 1979 are welcome at either the dinner and dance or just the dance. "We're certainly not going to turn anyone away," Perrotta said. "If they can't come for dinner and just want to attend the dance, that's fine. The basic idea is to bring everyone together for a relaxing and nostalgic time." In addition to Perrotta and Polachek the organizing committee comprises Rick and Mary Ann Bartolini Ghilani, Kathi Malie Polachek, Roger Demedio, Rich Perrotta, Judy Gray, Jerry Sabatini, Andy Datsko, Ken Amati, Sonny Lawson and Father Doug Boyd. They are spreading the word about the bash with posters and flyers, telephone calls, e-mails and word of mouth. "It's coming together," Polachek said. "The e-mail recipients are forwarding the messages to other classmates and friends, and hopefully that will increase the awareness and interest." Proceeds from last year's event, which drew more than 200 people, benefited Donora Volunteer Fire Department, Donora Rotary Club and Donora Chamber of Commerce. Additional information is available by contacting Terry Perrotta at 724-379-8987 or Mary Ann Ghilani at 724-258-7079.

4th Annual Donora Fire Company Street Fair and Parade

Director Joe Hancsak of South Park continues the reading

President Fred Bowman of Jefferson Hills begins reading the Declaration as members look on.

Members of the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park marked the Fourth of July with a reading of the Declaration of Independence from the porch of the stone house.

The Donora Fire Company 4th Annual Street Fair is set for August 6 and 7. This fun family event will include pony rides, duck pond, dime pitch and other stuff for kids to do. There will be terrific festival foods including BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, walking tacos and much more! The annual fireman's parade will be held on August 7. Line up at 4:30, parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Following the parade, the Whiskey Outlaws will take the stage. Come down and enjoy the food, fun, music and games. All proceeds benefit the new ladder truck fund. For more information, call 724-323-7323 and ask for Tom.


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Triple B Farms Celebrates 25 Years! “Worth the drive since 1985” Triple B Farms is celebrating its silver anniversary! The Forward Township farm has grown from a small cattle operation to one of the region’s premier tourist attractions and purveyors of top-quality fruits and vegetables. Farmer Ron Beinlich bought the original 250-acre plot in 1967, naming it West Bend Stock Farm for the westward bend in the Monongahela River in which the acreage is located. He began renovating the farmhouse, built around 1900, which was in deplorable condition, having been abandoned for seven years and had all of its windows shot out by hunters. When Mr. Beinlich, a metallurgical engineer with US Steel Corp., lost his job during the 1980s demise of Pittsburgh’s steel industry, the land was reborn as Beinlich’s Beef and Berry Farm, later shortened to Triple B Farms when the family began growing other crops in addition to berries. Mr. Beinlich used his severance pay from the steel company to plant his first strawberry crop. He and wife Carolyn sold their first crop from a refurbished truck trailer fitted with a plywood counter. Twenty-five years later, the farm has a Country Market with delicious home-grown fruits and vegetables, a bakery famous especially for its fresh fruit pies and homemade fudge, jarred foods, baking mixes, Amish cheese and meat products, crafts and home décor items, farm toys and more. Children can enjoy a playground with a tractor for climbing, a playbarn and other fun structures. There are farm animals to see and feed, including chickens, a duck, peacocks and pygmy goats; the goats especially love to climb a towering ramp and bridge built especially for them. In the fall, the farm has a huge pumpkin festival with hayrides, a haunted barn, two tube slides, a rope maze, a cornstalk maze and more. Mrs. Beinlich also leads school tours each spring and fall, serving over 5,000 school children each year. The Beinlichs’ son, Bill, was an impish 10-year-old when the farm opened in 1985. Now he’s back in business with his parents, partnering with his father to grow the crops. His wife, Suzanne, works in the market and handles advertising and marketing. The farm’s crops now include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweet corn, apples, peaches, sugar snap peas, green beans, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, gourds and more. The farm opened recently for the 2010 season. It will remain open through Nov. 1. There will be a 25th anniversary summer celebration on July 11 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Fun prizes awarded every hour. For information or directions, call (724) 258-3557 or check the farm’s Web site at www.triplebfarms.com.


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American Legion Post 613 Honors Two Local Servicemen

2nd Annual Monongahela Bar Crawl Ends In Success By Samantha Milton On May 15 Monongahela was “crawling,” bar crawling that is. The 2nd annual Monongahela Bar Crawl event, hosted by Wes and Sharon Rippel, owners of “The Bar,” raised $2,605 for the Monongahela Fire Department. The Rippel’s would like to thank all of the “bar crawlers” that participated in addition to all of the businesses that donated or participated in making the event a success. They would also like to send a special thank you to the committee and Sharalee Harmon for all of their hard work. The “crawl” was a fun time had by all for a great cause. Plans are already in the works for next year’s 3rd Annual Monongahela Bar Crawl, which will take place next spring. So, get your teams ready, your buses booked and be prepared to “crawl” again for a great cause.

Start Your (Big Wheel) Engines! (l-r) Charles Ringling, Barry Grimm, John Koller, Kyle Wessel, Herb Hermann, Ruffo Proviano, John Dryer, and Ralph Mueller

On July 1, the American Legion Post 613, Finleyville Officers presented Sgt. Kyle A. Wessel a certificate of appreciation and The Legion Medal for his Service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kyle is a member of the post and served as a Military Policeman while on active duty. Kyle presented to the post a Flag that flew over the Fort where he was stationed. Kyle is the son of George Wessel of Finleyville. SFC Brandon Smith also received The SFC Brandon Smith with his family and friends American Legion Certificate of Honor and The Grateful Appreciation of Service Medal from Barry Grimm 25th District Adjutant, Department of Pennsylvania along with his family and friends at a party in his honor. SFC Smith returned home from Afghanistan in April. He is from the Monongahela Area and is now stationed in North Carolina.

“Big Wheel Race” at the Mon YMCA Set for August 29 Get ready for the First Annual “Ken Wiltz Big Wheel Race” at the Mon Valley YMCA on Sunday, August 29 from 4:00 p.m. till dusk. Dust off your kids’ big wheel (or anything else with 3 wheels that you can ride down a steep hill). Must be 18 or older. To get an idea of what this event will be like, check out “San Francisco Big Wheel Race” in the search field on your computer. Food, fun, crazy people, prizes for most original vehicle, craziest costume and fastest team. Get a team together and challenge a friendly enemy or do you own thing. Benefits go to Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, e-mail lcrisafulli@msn.com.

‘Taste of The Farm’ at Triple B Farms Food samples, hayrides, children’s activities set for Aug. 8 Triple B Farms will hold “Taste of the Farm” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Highlights will include the following: • Food samples in the Country Market: Jams, jellies, salad dressings, dips and more. • Peach-themed refreshments: Peach smoothies, “funnel fries” with peach dipping sauce, peach shortcake, peach pie. • Hayrides around the farm. • Children’s attractions including the giant tube slides, Moonbounce obstacle course, playground and farm animals. The farm bakery will feature peach muffins, peach breads and peach pies, along with other homemade treats. Featured fudge flavors that day will include peach and peachpecan. Come on out and enjoy a delicious day on the farm! For directions or more information, see our website atwww.triplebfarms.com or call 724-258-3557.


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Peters Council Says No to Bid for Township Land Natural Gas Lease By J.R. Brower Before a large turnout of residents at their July 12 meeting, Peters Township Council took up a topic that has generated much public interest, whether or not to accept a bid from Chesapeake Energy to lease 625 acres of township property for natural gas drilling. It was the third meeting in a row to discuss the topic in order to decide to accept the sole no drill bid of $3,000 per acre with 18% royalties offered by DPS Penn / Dale Properties of behalf of Chesapeake. The offer would have provided the township with immediate revenue of about $1,875,000, and because it is a “no drill” lease, surface drilling would not be permitted on township land, requiring well sites to be located on adjoining properties that drill horizontally. If the bid agreement had been approved, the township would have had 60 days to negotiate a final lease document. But council member Monica Merrill did not feel that there was much to negotiate. Chesapeake through DPS Penn had already notified the township that they were not willing to increase their monetary offer nor were they willing change their intent to be able to drill in all strata, not just the Marcellus Shale. That was also a big concern with council member Robert Atkison, who felt that the

driller should only be able to pursue Marcellus Shale gas, which is 8,000 feet and more below the surface, well below underground water sources. When asked by Merrill why the bid for township land was lower than some other comparable leases, a representative from DPS Penn said that the township property was less desirable in that it consisted of many disconnected tracts, and not really that large when looked at from a driller’s perspective. Chesapeake has told the township that they prefer approximately 1,300 acres in a block in order to drill successfully in the Marcellus Shale, and they have 3 or 4 sites currently leased in the township where they’ll be able to do that. Council Chairman David Ball said, “drilling for natural gas will take place in Peters Township whether the township leases its public land or not.” He emphasized that the township cannot disallow natural gas drilling, because it is preempted by the state. Council member Robert Lewis, not present but on a conference call, strongly objected to accepting the bid. “Leasing township property only facilitates the advancement of drilling,” he said. “The quality of life in the township will be adversely affected.” Council member Frank Arcuri was concerned about gas drilling lowering the value

of property. “Until someone can tell me about property values, I’m against it,” he said. Resident Bob Donnan of Southvue Court said that council members David Ball and Gary Stiegel should abstain from voting on the issue since both have jobs that indirectly relate to the natural gas industry. Both said that they were advised by Township Solicitor William Johnson that there was no apparent conflict of interest, since neither had ties with DPS Penn or Chesapeake. Other residents who spoke were mostly opposed to the lease, but several spoke in favor of it. Bill Burke of Friar Lane said, “We’ve had oil and gas wells in this area since Route 19 was a dirt road.” He spoke favorably of the revenue Marcellus Shale drilling will bring, as did Brad Carpenter of Sylvania Drive. “A natural gas lease brings much revenue for 30 or 40 years. The biggest concern will be truck traffic. As far as your lease goes, lawyers can help you add a lot of addendums. I don’t think it is a take it or leave it situation,” said Carpenter. Voting against accepting the bid agreement were Robert Atkison, Robert Lewis, James Berquist, Frank Arcuri and Monica Merrill. Gary Stiegel and David Ball voted for its acceptance. Following the vote, Berquist made a motion to authorize the

The offer would have provided the township with immediate revenue of about $1,875,000, and because it is a “no drill” lease, surface drilling would not be permitted on township land, requiring well sites to be located on adjoining properties that drill horizontally. township staff to seek consultation to rewrite a new lease bid agreement. His suggestion was that the township tries to incorporate better terms into the bid package this time that will be more favorable for negotiation. The motion for the new bid package passed 5 to 1 with only Arcuri opposing it. The township staff will be busy preparing the new bid package for review by council as well as finalizing the proposed natural gas ordinance, which is expected to go up for final approval in August.

Peters Township Sewer Inspections Will Soon Include Closed Circuit TV By J.R. Brower At the request of the Peters Township Sanitary Authority (PTSA), the township put before council a proposal to begin using closed circuit TV cameras to inspect sewers when properties are sold. The authority met with council in early June and brought the idea to their attention as a way to improve dye tests that check the efficiency of sanitary sewers. Council discussed the matter at their July 12 meeting, and the overall consensus was that it was a good idea. The only potential problem raised was the fact that the township is served by two sewer districts, the other being the Peters Creek Sanitary Authority (PCSA) in the eastern portion of the township, which also serves Finleyville Borough, Union and Nottingham Townships and several municipalities in Allegheny County. The terms of the use of closed circuit TV sewer inspections would have to be approved by

those local governments as well, if PCSA agrees with the proposal. Township Manager Michael Silvestri said that he would discuss the matter with the PCSA board and report back on the their position. Council approved TV trial tests for PTSA at the time of property sales and recommended that they begin in older neighborhoods of the township where sewer structural damage is more likely to have occurred. In another matter, council approved appointing new special counsel to represent the township for real estate tax appeals. The township and school district had been using the law firm of Peacock, Keller at the rate of $130 per hour, and they had recently asked for a rate increase to $140 an hour. Silvestri said the school district sought out proposals and two came back, one from the law firm of Dodaro, Matta and Cambest asking $190 per hour and the other from the law firm of Berggern and Turturice asking $85 per hour. Council approved Berggern and Turturice

to be the new representation for township tax appeals, and the school district is expected to hire the same firm for their tax appeals. All council members present approved the vote except Frank Arcuri, who abstained due to the fact that he is an attorney who is acquainted with the law firms that are involved. In other new business, Sylvestri notified council that there were no findings in the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The audit was prepared by the independent certified public accounting firm of Hosack, Specht, Muetzel and Wood with the assistance of the township staff. He said that the report complies with the Government Accounting and Standards Board and has a multi-year statistical section for financial information that will be useful for future planning. In a report on the progress of work on the park expansion project, Assistant Manager Paul Lauer said that the new ball fields are requiring extensive grading. He

said that moving soil for the grading is going to result in a change order of about $43,000 over and above what was originally budgeted for the project. He said, however, the excavators will be able to take dirt from another area on the park property for fill rather from an offsite location, which will reduce the cost of soil from about $10 to $4 per yard. Township engineer Mark Zemaltis said the township will be able to save some money on parking lots for the expansion project. He said that about 2,500 tons of asphalt millings from the township road-paving program will be recycled into a sub-base for new parking lots in Peterswood Park. In one final matter, council took no action on a request by Adam Adamsky, 524 E. McMurray Road, to lower the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph in the 500 block of East McMurray Road. The road is statemaintained by PennDOT, and the township has no authority to set speed limits on state roads.


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Union Township Approves Resolution To Expedite Demolitions By Paul Chasko All supervisors were present at the July 12 Union Township (UT) board meeting as was the Solicitor, Secretary/Treasurer, Engineer and Code Enforcement Officer. There were no public comments on the agenda items. Demolition of several structures within UT has been held up due to small outstanding tax liens - some less than $50. The board took action at its July meeting to have Solicitor Makel draw up a resolution that would permit the board to waive small tax liens and to examine larger liens on a case by case basis to pave the way for demolition of derelict buildings. The board’s view is that this approach will be less costly for UT than continued litigation. A late start on hot-patching of UT roads led to a discussion of the Road Crew work load. Filling of an open position on the road crew is likely to be revisited by the board over the next several months. On examining available man-hours of the present crew (accounting for vacation time) the consensus of some supervisors is that the present crew may not be able to handle the anticipated workload. Supervisor Spahr also suggested that that the addition of a back-hoe to the road crew’s equipment pool may be necessary. The road crew presently rents a back hoe when needed. Mr. Spahr floored a motion to look into the purchase of a backhoe that was seconded by Mr. Tkach. It was also mentioned that a back-hoe would also provide a back-up for the front-loader used in loading UT trucks with road salt during the winter months. A rent vs. buy cost analysis was suggested but not formally authorized. Problems surrounding the removal of a tree and other debris from a small creek within the township have been reviewed. Access, creek bank modifications and disposal of debris removed from the banks has caused the supervisors to look at a similar project in another township to determine how their project was funded and handled. The Solicitor was authorized to obtain the necessary information. Chairman Parish summed it up stating that, “the entire creek bed should be dredged out in the area and the project was too big for UT to tackle without assistance.” Complicating the project is the fact that part of the stream lies in Peters Township and Peters Creek Sanitary Authority also has a pipeline along the creek. A cost estimate may also need to be worked up by the UT Engineer if grant funds are to be solicited for the project. DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Road Crew: • Continued grass and weed cutting

• Foreman reported water entry into the recreation building holding tanks during periods of heavy rain continues to be a problem. • Two small sink holes in Elrama streets were filled. • The foreman was authorized to have repairs done on several pieces of equipment. • Apparent thefts of street signs at the College and Jefferson Streets intersections and along Don Street have been reported. Zoning/Code Enforcement: • High grass and weed inspections were made and residents in violation were notified. • Complaints of storm water run-off on Lawson Lane were resolved. • Particulars surrounding the dumping of fill and debris into a creek along Rankintown Road are being turned over to the DEP including the names of those involved. Solicitor: • Solicitor Makel deferred his report to a 30 minute closed executive session. After the Executive Session the Solicitor announced that ongoing litigation (Trax Farms, Kingsfield, Mt. View Oil and Gas, Troyer Logging) and personnel issues were discussed. Engineer: • UT Engineer Carl DeCais reported that he’d reviewed the Gas and Oil Drilling Ordinance draft and found it to be complete and fair to both the Township and to the drilling companies. The ordinance is scheduled to be adopted at a special meeting on July 26. Secretary/Treasurer Pmt. Approvals: • Payroll 13 $ 9,108.44 • Payroll 14 $ 7,835.76 • General Fund Bills $ 50,044.15 Elrama Sewage Project • A petty cash account ($100 maximum) for use during the remainder of the Elrama Sewage Project was approved for use of the Secretary/Treasurer. • An approval letter is needed from Jefferson Borough to add three homes to the Elrama sewage system on Collins Avenue Extension. • Barner and Frye Plumbing were approved to conduct dye tests in Elrama for a fee not to exceed $150. • Supervisor Tullai will arrange to have the Elrama “as-built” sewer line drawings entered into the PA-1 mapping system after the drawings are reviewed by the UT Engineer. In Other Business: • C&C audit of the Elrama Sewage Project expenditures will be forwarded to

DCED. • Minutes were approved for the meetings of June 14 and 21. • The board agreed to enter into an indemnity agreement for PA-1 mapping and reporting. • All data remaining in the UT records collected for the Census Bureau is to be destroyed. • Solicitor Makel was reminded to issue a letter to the Washington Co. Planning Commission to determine why UT storm water projects were not included in their overall plan. • UT entered into a program to replace traffic signals with new LED types (two traffic signal lights are involved). • Approved changes to the WESA Act 537 plan mandated by the DEP. • A request for quotes was approved for outdoor lighting repairs around the UT building and garage. • A letter was received from the Clairton Municipal Authority on their plans to expand their sewage treatment facility over 2012 and 2013. • Purchase of two time clocks for UT employees was approved. • A resolution was adopted supporting the Mid Mon Valley Progress Council. • A three year contract with Comcast was adopted to place the UT Security system online. • The solicitor was asked to draft a resolution opposing the legislation proposed in the PA House to establish the governmental base at the county level eliminating the need for Township and Municipality government. • Review of the Flood Plane Ordinance was extended for another month. • The UT/Carroll MMCP is being reviewed by the Planning Commission. • A resident Mr. J. Wellington addressed the board during the public comments session. 1) Road cracks on Victoria and Veronica need to be sealed. 2) He thinks there needs to be a new hire for the Road Crew and the board should provide a decent contract for road crew employees. 3) He asked for more details on the alleged $300 that was reported missing from the UT Building. The Board Chairman and Solicitor stated they could not comment regarding the missing funds as the incident was under investigation. • The board approved the purchase of a lockable file cabinet for the Secretary/Treasurer’s office. • After the executive session, the board approved motions authorizing the chairman to sign documents initiating legal actions against Mt. View oil and Gas and Troyer Logging for damage to UT roads.


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Peters Township School Taxes Increased By J.R. Brower For the second year in a row, the Peters Township School District has increased taxes. Although not as high as last year’s 3-mill increase, the Peters Township School Board felt that a 2.68mill increase was warranted for the 2010-2011 school year in order to balance the budget. The tax rate increase amounts to 2.9 percent, and the school board approved it unanimously at their June 28 meeting while reducing the 2010-2011 budget by over $900,000. The final budget approved was in the amount of $48,828,593. Still one of the lowest millage rates in Washington County, it now stands at 95.18, and the new increased rates are already reflected in new tax bill mailed out to Peters Township residents in early July. A property owner whose house is assessed at $200,000 will see an additional $130 on his tax bill compared to last year. Included in the board’s actions to not

have to increase the tax rate even further was a transfer of $300,000 from capital reserves to the general fund in order to get the budget balanced. With large contribution increases for employee pensions expected in the next several years, it is reasonable to assume that school taxes may have to be increased again next year. School enrollment has stayed about the same in recent years due to a decrease in new home construction. Housing starts in Peters Township used to average over 200 per year, but so far this year there have only been about 30 new homes built, according to township records. When enrollment does not increase, the school district does not have to hire more teachers, but at the same time, when less new homes are built and sold, it means tax revenue coming to the district does not increase either. School officials have said that the district is looking at alternative ways to increase revenues and reduce expenses.

South Park Township Supervisors Schedule Nuisance Hearing to Address Complaints About Local Property By Ken Askew All members of the South Park Township Board of Supervisors were present at their monthly meeting on July 12, 2010 to congratulate Eric J. Olsen upon earning his Eagle Scout award. Eric is a member of Troop 510, sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church. For his Eagle Scout project, Eric refurbished playground equipment at Evans Field. PA State Representative David Levdansky (also an Eagle Scout) was there to present a citation and convey his personal praise. Several residents attended to inquire about the status of complaints against the owners of 3400 and 3404 Brownsville Road Extension (Shirley Pierce and Patrick J. Swindell). Neighbors have objected to the properties’ many piles of chopped wood, an abandoned vehicle, and a menagerie of animals. The Board replied that a nuisance hearing has been scheduled for August 9. Residents are encouraged to attend and voice their complaints at that time. Additional funding was approved for the following projects: $47K to Reynolds Inliner, LLC for the Sebolt Road sanitary sewer rehabilitation; $36K to Insight Pipe Contracting, LP for Grant Street sanitary sewer rehabilitation; and $5K to Youngblood Paving for 2010 restoration of various streets. Payment #1 in the amount of $203K was authorized to Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc. for the 2010 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation project. Resolution No. 8-10 was approved to authorize the filing of an application for

PA State Representative David Levdansky presents a certificate and congratulations to Eric J. Olsen for earning the Eagle Scout award.

funds to the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development for the purpose of the Brownsville Road sanitary sewer project. Funding was provided for the attendance of Township Supervisor David J. Buchewicz at the National Association of Towns & Townships’ “2010 America’s Town Meeting”. Funding was provided for Police Officer Joseph Leonetti to attend an “Impact Munitions Instructor” course at the Allegheny County Police Training Facility.


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Monongahela Council Reverses Itself on Smart Government Initiative By Ken Askew An annual parade scheduled in conjunction with the Monongahela Volunteer Firemen’s week-long carnival at the Aquatorium forced a re-scheduling of the monthly Monongahela Council meeting. Since the parade was scheduled for 7:00 PM on July 14, 2010, it displaced the Council meeting which would normally be held at the same time. Instead, Council held its’ meeting earlier that day at 1:00 PM. Last month, by a 3-2 vote, Council rejected participation in the Smart Government Initiative – Municipal Services Cooperation Committee, which was organized for the benefit of municipalities in the Mid-Mon Valley who could realize potential savings in contracting for common municipal services. A guest speaker at this months meeting made several points in favor of joining the Committee: (1) there is no financial obligation on the part of the City of Monongahela—funds for the program have previously been provided by PA State Representative Pete Daley, (2) seven municipalities have already voted to participate, (3) the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate school will function as an advisor / consultant to the effort, and (4) Monongahela’s participation is encouraged, since they could serve as a model municipality and share ideas of how they overcame fiscal problems. Consequently, Resolution 6 was proposed for a vote on the Smart Government issue. This time, Mayor Bob Kepics switched his vote to “Yes”, joining Councilpersons Kulak and Williams. Councilmen Miller and Caudill again voted “No”. Essentially, Caudill held steadfast in his belief that participation will eventually cost the City money, and that the City does not need this help, since they have already have adequate systems in place to address municipal services. Resolution 5 was passed to approve the submission of a request for grant under the Community Facility Direct Application Grant Program #10-766, to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the purchase of a 2011 Freightliner dump truck with snow plow equipment. If approved, Monongahela will pay $64,282 (a required 45% share) via a 5-year loan, and the USDA will fund the remainder, $78,567, for a total price of $142,849.

The code enforcement office, led by Les Pemberton, had an especially busy month; their duties included: 1. Issued nine building permits (two for electrical, two for plumbing, and five for roofs). 2. Granted approval within code requirements for one sign, one fence, and two driveways. 3. Issued ten new resident permits. 4. Attended two hearings with the magistrate for code violations. 5. Issued three citations for high grass on properties. 6. Sent 15 letters to property owners warning them of high grass and weeds violations. 7. Met with City Engineer and other City officials for (1) a structural inspection at 1106 and 1108 Chess Street, where a permit was mandated for interior remodeling, and (2) inspection of structural problems at a Washington County Home Rehabilitation project. 8. Received and answered 40 telephone calls. 9. Submitted a report to the US Census Bureau. In other business: • Results of an Independent Auditors’ Report on Cash Flow were released. Earned income taxes and other revenues for the year ended December 31, 2008 were $278,374; for the year ended December 31, 2009, the comparable figure was $283,963. Part of the increase was attributed to higher collection of delinquent income taxes in 2009 over 2008. • After extensive digging, the Pennsylvania American Water Company is awaiting approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation before replacement cement sidewalks are poured; Council is monitoring the work to ensure satisfactory completion. • This month’s beautification award goes to a property on Argonne Avenue, located behind The Hilltop Bar on 4th Avenue. • The Solicitor has been tasked with developing an ordinance to deal with feral cats. His early investigation has resulted in very few model ordinances, although the city of Pittsburgh does have one which he might use as a basis for his recommendation.

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Nottingham Supervisors Will Increase Road Bonding Fees for Natural Gas Drillers to Protect Roads By J.R. Brower Preparations are being made for the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas boom in Nottingham Township, which is now underway. The Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors announced at their July 19 meeting that Chesapeake Energy is scheduled to begin drilling the first Marcellus well in the township on the Harbison property off Cooper Road the second week of October. Chesapeake has sought a permit from the DEP to construct an access road and a freshwater impoundment pond to be supplied by a water well on the property. The driller has announced that it will hold a public forum on or around September 2 at the Nottingham Municipal Building. Details of that meeting will be posted on the township website, www.nottinghamtwp.com. In response to a question, Supervisor Doug King said that Chesapeake has been assigned a specified route to use for their work on the Harbison property – Venetia Road to Sugar Run Road to Cooper Road. In referring to the Harbison drilling venture and upcoming gas drilling activities in the township, Board Chairman Ray Barley said, “we’re going to do what we can to limit the roads they can use.” King said that the standard procedure for companies using heavy trucks for construction projects in the township is to charge a bonding fee of $12,500 per mile in order to protect the roads. He said that the bonding fees would be considerably more for gas drilling companies, since they’ll be making more frequent trips. He also said that video cameras will record conditions of the roads used before, during and after drilling to make sure that damage is repaired. Barley added that it will be the drillers’ responsibility to keep roads in passable condition while drilling. The public hearing for Nottingham’s proposed natural gas ordinance has been moved back to August 16. The draft was reviewed by Washington County officials, who suggested that some additional provisions be added that were not addressed, one being guidelines for natural gas compressor stations, which could be constructed locally to help move drilled gas through pipelines to its destination.

In other business, Barley told of a measure before the legislature in Harrisburg that proposes that mergers, consolidation or elimination of local governments be undertaken in order to streamline government to make it more regionally oriented and address the problem of duplication of services. The board unanimously approved a resolution to oppose this bill, as have many other municipalities throughout the state, and Barley feels that it is too drastic and has little chance of passing. “We recognize that neighboring townships have worked well together, and there are many advantages of working together,” he said. In other discussions at their July 19 meeting, the board: • Acknowledged correspondence from Waste Management requesting a possible change of Nottingham’s trash pick-up day from Friday to Tuesday. • Recognized communication from KLH Engineers describing plans for an improvement project at the Clairton Municipal Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant, which serves the Peters Creek Sanitary Authority. • Acknowledged receipt of the 2010-2011 winter snow removal agreement with PennDOT, which will serve Sugar Run Road and a portion of Valley View Road. • Recognized completion and approval of the resolution from Finleyville Borough adopting the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan with Nottingham Township. • Acknowledged receipt of a report from Construction Engineering Consultants regarding foundation preparation for the new municipal building. • Recognized communication from Donna Romanko Riggle, who wrote a letter to the DEP addressing issues surrounding Amerikohl Mining’s request for a stripmining permit in Nottingham. Riggle sighted the dangers and problems this venture could cause including use of explosives, jeopardizing trout life in Mingo Creek as well as residential and agricultural implications. Her information was to have been considered at a public conference the DEP held on the matter on July 27.


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SHIFTING GEARS Nottingham Proposed Off-Road Vehicle Ordinance Will be Revised Following Public Hearing By J.R. Brower Although many residents who attending who attended the July 19 public hearing said that they had no objection to an offroad vehicle ordinance proposed by the Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors, many still said that the one proposed was too strict. Supervisor Peter Marcoline, who drafted much of the language in the proposal, said that residents of the township have complained about off-road vehicles such as dirt bikes and all terrain vehicles for quite some time, and an ordinance regulating their use was first suggested back in late 1990s. He said that primary concerns leading to enacting an ordinance were excessive noise and dust as well as the issue of trespassing on private property. He said that constant noise pollution for hours on end have been problematic in the past in his own area, the Nottingham Forest plan. He first asked his fellow supervisors if they had any concerns with the proposed ordinance. Chairman Ray Barley suggested changes in the section limiting offroading according to proximity to property lines and structures. The proposal says that no off-road vehicles are permitted within 500 feet of a home where permission to ride has not been granted. Barley suggested making the distance 250 feet. The proposal also says that no off-road vehicles are permitted within 150 feet of any property line where permission to ride has not been granted. Barley suggested cutting that number in half as well to 75 feet. Supervisor Doug King said that he had a problem with the ordinance limiting offroad vehicles to tracts no less than 10 acres. He said he felt that the proposed

ordinance could be changed to allow offroading on tracts no less than 5 acres, stating that if the current rules were adopted, a rider would not be legal if he rode his bike on a 6-acre property, even with permission given by the property owner. Resident Phyllis Fagan, of Mingo Church Road, said that riders even use the state road and trespass on her property on a regular basis. She said that it has been brought to the attention of the state police with no results. Ed Wiltrout, of Blair Road, one of the residents who thought the rules may be too strict, asked why distances from homes and property lines are necessary at all if riders are not raising a lot of dust or making excessive noise. Barley answered that if no one complains, no enforcement of the ordinance would be made. Dale Opeka, of Valley View Road, said he didn’t like the idea that if he was riding a motorbike on his own property along his borders, and no one complained about it, he would still be doing something deemed illegal by the township. Dave Minor, Valley View Road, said he is both a property owner and off-road vehicle enthusiast, who likes to go for long distances on trails. “You have riders who take the muffler off and the baffle out and think it’s going to make the bike go faster. They end up just riding around in circles and making a lot of noise,” he said. Tim Lutz, of Hamtom Road, said that the decibel level of 55 dba to identify excessive noise in the proposed ordinance is “practically nothing” and compared it to the sound of wind. He said he thought the excessive noise level should be set to around 90 dba. Another resident suggested that offroaders should be able to ride on multiple

property tracts that combine to be more than 10 acres if they have permission from all the property owners. Bob Patton, of Barr Road, questioned the difficulty in enforcing such an ordinance, since Nottingham has only limited state police patrols. Barley said that zoning officers would enforce the ordinance and could issue citations. Currently serving as zoning officers are Mike Christoff

and Dick Martin. Barley said he appreciated the great turnout and all the input given by residents at the public hearing for the proposed Off-Road Vehicles Ordinance. “There are going to be some substantive changes, and it will be redrafted,” he said. The board then tabled the proposal to be revisited on September 20 at another public hearing after the redraft is completed.


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Dangling Pole Causes Concern in West Elizabeth By Charlotte Hopkins West Elizabeth Council members are growing worried over a utility pole that has uprooted and is dangling in the air by a hemp rope. Councilman Darryl Celestino said that his chief concern is that the pole is right across the street from the playground. Safety Management Coordinator, Bill Wolfgang, has tried numerous times to contact the company responsible for ownership of the pole but they have done nothing to take care of the problem. Celestino wants the pole completely removed before it seriously injures someone. In other business: • West Elizabeth is considering how to address the growing problem of stay cats. Wolfgang still has the option of calling the Animal Control Officer but is hoping to avoid the free-for-all that they had in the past. The “In Care of Cats” program had assisted West Elizabeth in years past. • Wolfgang is making progress with obtaining the generator for the borough building. He received one bid in the amount of $200 to do the wiring. He is also trying to contact Joe Resko to connect the gas lines. • Tax collector, Bob Welty submitted a check to the borough in the amount of $5,156.49. • The summer lunch program being run by Councilwoman Lisa Morris and Councilwoman Susan Pershing has gotten off to a great start. Morris stated that they have had up to 19 children at a time. • The recent flooding to the borough garage has left the building and most of the equipment in disrepair and inoperable. Councilman Frank Magill and Morris have worked hard cleaning up mud and salvaging anything that can be saved. The new weed whacker could not be fixed. The street department has been using the weed whacker owned by Magill. The leaf blowers and lawn mowers have not been running well. Magill expressed his thanks to Councilwoman Morris for her hard work in cleaning up the garage. Celestino responded to Magill, saying “you and Lisa bothe have worked hard.” • The Elizabeth Borough Police responded to 41 calls in the month of June. They handed out 3 traffic citations and 5 non-traffic citations. Mayor Harrington told Snelson that he appreciates that their presence in the community has increased. • Kim Dodds resigned from her position with the street department. Her last day was June 14, 2010.

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Elizabeth Borough Council Meeting Highlights By Alice Harris The June 22 meeting of Elizabeth Borough Council opened with a moment of silence for Sgt. Bryan Hoover who died while serving in Afghanistan on June 11, 2010. Sgt. Hoover was a 2000 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and an assistant Elizabeth Forward High School Track and Cross Country coach. In regular business: • Resident Clifford Hammonds inquired to purchase part of the paper street behind his home at 128 Polk St. Solicitor Pat McGrail will further look into this request. • The following resolutions were approved: Williamsport Rd./Fifth Ave. construction; Streetscape improvements; commercial revitalization certifying certain areas as blighted; demolition of certain structures cited as hazardous; and the Fresh Paint Program for curb repairs. • A motion to pay the Building Inspector $30 once a month (on a trial basis) to drive through the Borough for one hour to report what he sees was approved.

• A motion to hire a part time Streets Dept. employee at $8/per hr. for not more than 30 hrs. per week and temporary for 30 days was approved. A motion to repair or replace the tree power saw (which ever costs less) was approved. • Elizabeth Forward High School’s Baseball team was congratulated for progressing to the State Finals for the first time. • Councilwoman Paula Stevens is has been working on the occupancy ordinance. Solicitor McGrail will have the revisions to her by the next meeting. • A payment of $299 to the PA Association of Boroughs for a Borough website was approved. • Elizabeth’s annual Riversweep yielded 30 bags of trash, a computer, and miscellaneous debris. • The Plum Street Project should finalize soon. New handicapped ramps are being installed, and the Street will have new pavement when completed. • Mayor Householder attended the Snow Event Seminar sponsored by COG and came away with excellent information and contacts.

New Eagle Council Referees Neighborhood Clash By Ken Askew Most of the almost two dozen residents who attended the New Eagle Council meeting on July 6, 2010 were there because of a neighbor versus neighbor dispute. Complaints had been made against a resident of 127 Union Street by his neighbors who live on intersecting Maderia Street. They accused him of starting an illegal fire on his property; neglecting to clean up damage from a storm; accumulating tires, brush, and other debris; playing loud music; and making excessive noise with motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. As a result, a code enforcement officer with the Borough’s recently-hired contractor named Code Enforcement Associates visited the property three times. The code enforcement officer reported that the accused resident has taken remedial action, and that the property is now in compliance with the property code. He pointed out that the property owner is not subject to residential property rules, since he does in fact have a valid permit to operate a junkyard at that address; therefore, it is classified as a commercial entity. Moreover, as a commercial entity, the no-burn ordinance applies; the owner responded that when his neighbors complained about the trash fire, he immediately put it out. Due to this issue, Council and the Solicitor have reviewed the Borough’s nuisance ordinance, which was written in 1955; it was found to be vague. Consequently, they promised to update the document to address contemporary issues, and those changes will be enforced. A resident of the 900 block of Sycamore Street described the blocks between 4th and 7th Avenues as a dragstrip for speeding vehicles. To preclude such activity, Council agreed to install a stop sign within that section of road. Although most residents have done a better job this year of not permitting high grass and weeds to grow, one person did not--and was fined $100. The Mayor stated that currently the maximum fine is $300, but the Borough plans to increase that.

Jefferson Hills Borough Council Prepares Zoning Ordinance for Gas and Oil Drilling By Jim Caldwell The Jefferson Hills Borough Council authorized the preparation and advertisement of an ordinance amendment to the Borough Zoning Ordinance establishing regulations and zoning overlay distributes for the Marcellus Shale gas and oil drilling. In answering Council members’ questions, Planner / Zoning Officer, Allen Cohen, described the time line in terms of a couple months to have a public hearing, have a review by Allegheny County and perhaps initiate further changes and a further review. One item was clear from Councilman Scott Albrecht’s remarks in the general business that, with the confusion and controversies on this matter, it is imperative to have the input of as many citizens as possible attend the public meeting when announced. Concerning another topic, a public hearing was scheduled on August 9, 2010 at 6:15 p.m. for the conditional use application for Rochez Mine # 2. Final approval was given to the Matthews Bus Company Land Development Plan as well as final approval of the Vario Plan of lots. In regard to the later motion, Council also authorized Borough Solicitor, Mike Adams, and Engineer, Ruth Omer to prepare an ordinance accepting a dedicated section of the sanitary sewer from the Peters Creek main line for these lots. Council approved the purchase bid under SHACOG for a 2011 International 7400 SFA 4 X 4 dump truck with a plow and spreader for $141,740.78. They agreed to new playground equipment for Beedle Park from Design Systems for $24,950.00. One motion rescinded the State Pipe Services bid of $15,500.00 for the manhole rehabilitation project as not being the lowest bid and

was awarded to Triton Services for $12,488.00. Schaaf Excavating Contractors won their bid of $37,000.00 for Phase 5 of Year 36 Demolition Project. Payments were approved to Fleming-Walker, Inc. for $57,503.43 for the Open-Cut Excavation repair Project and Shields Asphalt Paving received two payments, $6,555.00 and $13,858.52 respectively for Road Milling and Resurfacing. Two work authorizations were granted the Borough Engineer: • To begin design stage for Worthington Avenue sanitary sewer extension and, • To complete the final geotechnical investigation for the salt storage design and paving recommendations. While two motions were tabled pending further information for the Council: • To complete the preparation of the storm sewer easement on Elliot Road and, • To complete research of a storm sewer easement for Hidden Oak Drive and Reed Drive. The Borough, subject to final Solicitor approval, will begin an agreed with IN Community Magazines, Inc which will supplant the current newsletter. Council also agreed to work with the Architectural firm of Graves and McLean for administrative office renovations. Finally members ratified the addendum to the Laborers’ Collective Bargaining Agreement to accept the Laborers’ Pension Fund rehabilitation Plan, and adopted the ordinance disbanding the auxiliary police. Two Council Members, Vice President James Weber and Councilwoman Vickie Ielase specifically asked that citizens reserved Saturday, August 21, 2010 for a full day of fun and fellowship with neighbors at the annual Jefferson Hills Community Day.


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Upcoming Events at Beth Israel Center Synagogue Beth Israel Center Synagogue is a conservative congregation located at the border of Pleasant Hills and Jefferson Hills at 118 Gill Hall Road. Rabbi Amy Greenbaum is the spiritual leader and Mr. Bernard Rubb is the High Holiday Cantor. Friday evening services begin at 7:30 p.m and will continue throughout the summer. On August 1, the The Women of Sisterhood at Beth Israel Center Synagogue members will get together for attended the Donor Luncheon at Rock Bottom Restaurant in BIC’s annual summer BBQ June. (left side of table) Carolee Burack, Bobbi Meyerson, picnic. Reservations are Shirley Ravets and Marylou Mendlowitz. (right side front to back) Carol Lang, Sara Krifcher, and Bonnie Harrison. required. Services for Rosh Hashanah will be held on Wednesday evening, September 8 and Thursday morning, September 9. Yom Kippur services will be on Friday evening, September 17 and will be begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 18. For a complete schedule of times, refer to our website at www.bethisraelpgh.org. Prospective members are The vocal group Kol Shira provided outstanding acapella musical entertainment at Beth Israel Center Synagogue’s Donor welcome to attend High Luncheon. Ms. Lynn Berman is the leader of the group. Holiday services. There is no fee. Babysitting is available if pre-arranged by calling the office at 412-655-2144. Recent events included a spaghetti dinner followed by services with Rabbi Amy Greenbaum. The Donor Luncheon, which took place in June, was both a successful fundraiser and a fabulous social event with entertainment provided by six members of the acapella vocal group Kol Shira.


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St. Anthony Church in Monongahela Holds Annual Festa The 16th Annual St. Anthony Festa was held in Monongahela June 25 – 27, 2010. The event was held at St. Anthony Festa Park, 1st and Main streets across from the Sheetz convenience store. Attendees to the event enjoyed a wide selection of terrific ethnic foods, as well as BBQ, Wings, Pizza, fried dough and more. There was also plenty of activities to enjoy such as Bingo, a bake sale, flea market and games for children and adults. Musical performances from Johnny Angel and the Halos, and the Marcels kept the guest entertained. A great time was had by all. (PHOTOS BY RON PUDLOWSKI)

Just a handful of kitchen volunteers that prepare the food for the Festa. According to Annette MacPherson, there are hundreds of Volunteers that work in the kitchen.

Mary Skokut, Betty Pietroboni and her daughter, Gale Brounce, sautee the ingredients for the Halushki. While Annette MacPherson cooks the noodles to create the delicious ethnic dish.

Father Robert Coyne conducts outdoor mass under the Festa pavilion while the parishioners endure the 90 degree heat and humidity.

The smiles were plentiful while Thalia Lee (6), Nadia Lee (4), Hunter Oliver (3), Lane Oliver (3) and Giovanna Destefano (3) eat their hot dogs on the fairgrounds.

The all-star bounce and slide was just one of the attractions for the kids to join in on. Elizabeth Carroll (6) of Monongahela prepares to go down the slide.

Concentration and a steady hand were in order when this future artist, Andrew Martis paints his sister, Abby Martis, at the face paint booth.

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FESTIVAL OF FUN First Baptist Church of Monongahela Celebrates 150 Years By Paul Chasko First Baptist Church of Monongahela members and Pastor Mark Schollaert felt that the best way to celebrate their 150th anniversary would be a festival for the kids just across the street in Chess Park. There were plenty of activities and good food - the best ingredients for a good time at the park. It was hot but it was summertime - just an old-fashioned celebration for the Church members and especially for the kids.

One hot and tired clown takes a break at the Chess Park fountain

A Large banner welcomes guests to the First Baptist Church of Monongahela 150th anniversary celebration held in Chess Park.

The food tent is always a popular festival destination!

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Wranglers and ponies from Shekinah Ranch were a big hit with the kids.


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The sounds of praise and music will once again echo through Chess Park in Monongahela when First Christian Church and the community celebrates with the 6th annual “Praise and Worship in the Park” on Saturday, August 14. The event will run from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. A number of area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations will join together for this day of praise, music, food and fellowship. A variety of activities are planned, including all-day musical performances, pony rides, climbing wall, children’s activities, and food and informational booths. Musicians scheduled to appear include the First Christian Praise band, Free Methodist Church Praise Band, Restored, Windows of Heaven, The H.O.P.E. Center praise team, and Shepherds Voice. Special guest headliner “Echoing Angels” will take the stage at 7:30 pm. Echoing Angels radio hits include “You Alone” and “Coming Back to Life.” The event is sponsored by the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Monongahela. Other participating churches

include Monongahela Free Methodist Church, Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Grace United Methodist Church, Ella Hollow Church, Riverview Church, Wrights United Methodist Church, Edward’s Chapel, and The H.O.P.E. Center. Other ministries which will be represented include and GoTime Ministries, Options Resource Center many more. This year, for the third time, there will be a free concert for area youth, sponsored in part by “Go-Time Ministries” on Friday, August 13 at 6:00 in Chess Park. “Echoing Angels” will also be performing at 7:30. Gift prizes will be given away and refreshments will be provided. There will also be a Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the park. The weekend will be concluded with special music by Echoing Angels at the service. Communion being given out. All are welcome. Any ministry or church wishing to join the day’s festivities, or anyone wishing more information, should contact DJ Fogiato at 724-258-2155 or djbrick@comcast.net. Or contact First Christian Church at 724-2583255 or visit www.fcmonongahela.com for more information.

“Determined” in Concert at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy The musical band “Determined” will be in concert at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy on Sunday, August 15 at 6:00 pm. Determined is a southern gospel trio from Kentucky. They combine talent, with the passion to serve, to bring a heartfelt and entertaining delivery of the message of Christ to the stage. The church is located on 411 4th Avenue in New Eagle, PA The concert is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 724-310-3416.

St. Paul’s Fish Fry Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 130 W Main Street, Monongahela, is now serving a Fish Fry on the last Friday of each month (7/30, 8/27, 9/24, 10/29) from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Fish, shrimp, crab cake, baked fish dinners, fish sandwiches, soups, cole slaw, French fries, fried zucchini strips, homemade desserts and beverages. Air conditioned hall. For more information, call 724-258-7792.

Vendors Needed for Holiday Craft Fair Center Presbyterian Church in McMurray will be hosting a “Holiday Craft Fair” on Saturday, November 6th. The fair, sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of Center, is seeking vendors to participate in the event. For information, call Nancy at 724969-4218. More Church News on page 38

Journey back millions of years to the time before time. Encounter awe-inspiring fossils of the giants who ruled this world—posed in timeless moments of struggle, survival and death—all presented on a scale that has never been seen anywhere else in the world. See the real bones. Get the real stories.

Guided tours of Dinosaurs in Their Time Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Free with admission. No reservations required. (Tours daily July 5–September 5 at 1:30 and 3 p.m.)

Allosaurus. Photo by Josh Franzos

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412.622.3131 | www.carnegiemnh.org | Members visit free Tues–Sat: 10–5; Sun: 12–5 | Open late Thursdays until 8 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, July 4. Open Mondays July 5–August 30.


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Area Church News... Area Church News... Game Day at Mounds Park Attention Parents! Are your teenagers “bored?” Send them to Mounds Park for free fun every Saturday in August from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch is included! For ages 12-18. Sponsored by the ministerium of Monongahela and New Eagle. For more information, call Kelly at 724-258-4401. We’ll be playing dodge ball, games with water balloons, and so much more!

Back to School Giveaway at First Baptist Church The First Baptist Church of Monongahela will be hosting its 2nd Annual Back to School Giveaway on Saturday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (or until all items are gone). This event is designed to help families get the necessary items for their children to start school. Items that will be given away are clothing, coats, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, and other school supplies. All items will be given away on a first come first serve basis, as there are limited quantities. The event will take place at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 601 West Main Street in Monongahela. This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Join a Different Type of Book Club, for What Google Calls “The Best Selling Book in the World” If you are interested in a better understanding of the Old Testament, this series titled “Dust to Glory”, will meet your need. The 9-week series will explore the book of Genesis and Exodus. Some of the topics for discussion will be the creation, the image of God in man, Moses and the Exodus, just to mention a few. The study will take place at the Hamilton

Presbyterian Church located in Bethel Park, and is open to anyone seeking a better understanding of this all time best selling book and the Words of God found within its pages. Join us on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. If you cannot make Sunday mornings, the study will be held on Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate. The study will begin on Sunday morning, September 12th and continue for 9 weeks. Call the church office with any questions about the study at 412-884-2722. Or, just join the study group at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park.

August Events at CrossRoads Community Church of Jefferson Hills VBS Carnival CrossRoads VBS Carnival will be held on Saturday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a family fun carnival with free food and games. Try your hand at defeating Goliath or discover the many surprises in Joseph’s Coat of many colors. Yard Sale / Bake Sale / Car Wash CrossRoads Community Church will hold a yard sale, bake sale, and car wash on Saturday, August 14. The yard sale starts at 7:00 a.m., car wash starts at 10:00 a.m., bake sale is all day long. For information, visit the website at www.crossroadsofjeffersonhills.com.

Upcoming Events at Union Roads United Methodist Church Union Roads United Methodist Church, 3687 Finleyville - Elrama Rd., Finleyville, presents The Journeymen Quartet, gospel music singers for over 50 years, on September 10 at 7:00 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will be held prior to the Journeymen Quartet. For more information, call 724348-6200.

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Daughter Anita DeCarlo Williams is a busy lady handling customers orders for hoagies and deli needs.

Son Mark DeCarlo keeps the produce piled high and well stocked for great selections.

By Alice Harris With just a little savings, fifty years ago Tony and Pat DeCarlo set out to open a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mom and Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business selling produce. Their first building at their corner of Lovedale and Glassport Elizabeth Roads was rented and then burned in winter while Tony was trying to remodel. Not to give up, they set up in a tent in front of Bluestone until their new building at the corner location was finished in November 1960. A true family business, Tony DeCarlo (Pat Son Jay DeCarlo is busy outside passed away in 2009), sons Mark and Jay, helping customers with their plants. and daughter Anita Williams currently operate the market. Other â&#x20AC;&#x153;employeesâ&#x20AC;? are Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven grandchildren, Drew, Tom, Katlyn, Jayme, Cody, Amber, and Christian De Carlo who work hard stocking, waiting on customers, making hoagies, and anything that needs done. Tony is very proud of his family and happy his grandchildren help so much and that he gets to see them often. DeCarloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Belly Busterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hoagie started out as a joke 40 years ago when a customer wanted a sandwich and Tony said It's a happy day when DeCarlo's Market he would have to make it on a whole loaf of founder Tony DeCarlo is back at the store to bread because that was all he had. DeCarloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greet customers. He deadheads the pansies hoagies are still made on a whole loaf of to keep them blooming and fresh. Italian bread. A close knit family and a hard working business, another key to DeCarloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is they offer many desired items including fresh produce, a full delicatessen, Italian foods, olives, breads, dried fruits, nuts, hoagies, a variety of goodies and Italian specialties, seasonal plants and seeds, herbs, and even live fig trees! Be sure to stop by and wish the DeCarlo family a happy anniversary, and check out their fine family store.

The Women's Business Network is open to area women business owners and those in sales seeking networking opportunities to expand their contacts and share ideas to help grow their business. Meeting agendas include self-marketing, a business presentation by an individual member, a table topic discussion and networking. Each of the various local chapters meets twice a month on the following dates and locations: The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's August 10 and August 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza on Fort Couch Road. For more information, contact Ellen Diamond at 412-260-8766. The South Hills Chapter meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday's August 5 and August 19 at 8:00 a.m. at King's Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road in Upper St Clair. For more information, contact Rebecca Wanovich at 412835-5660. The McMurray Chapter meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's August 11 and August 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread located in Trinity Point Plaza across from Walmart in Washington. For more information, contact Coral Stengel at 412-719-1223.


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Mohsen A. Isaac, M.D. monitors Radiation Therapist Marcie Moessner as she orients the ultrasound probe for image accuracy during treatment.

Deborah Burkhardt, Chief Radiation Therapist discusses the Cancer Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s X-ray machine used in radiation therapy.

Dr. Andrew J. Zahalsky â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Director of Medical Oncology and Chairman, Oncology Committee speaks to the attendees.

Guests were taken on a tour of the facility. Shown here are Therapy treatment rooms at the Cancer Center.

MVH Regional Cancer Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary By Paul Chasko The spotlight was on cancer survivors when Monongahela Hospital commemorated 25 years of regional cancer care. While the event marked the 25th anniversary of the Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Health Care Center, Louis J. Panza Jr., president and chief executive officer of the health system said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the primary focus was to share â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Vision of Hope Cancer Care Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with the residents of the mid-Monongahela Valley and with our survivors. The 12,000 patients

and their families who have utilized and benefited from our oncology services since it opened in 1985 are the most important reason for this celebration.â&#x20AC;? This was the first center of its kind in Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. The center eliminated the need for patients to travel to Pittsburgh centers at frequent intervals because there was no viable alternative. These trips were physically exhausting to patients and presented a real hardship. Andrew J. Zahalsky M.D., director of medical oncology and Judith H. Figura, M.D., a radiation oncologist at the MVH

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Regional Cancer Center described the technological achievements of the center. They also extended appreciation to their colleagues on the MVH Medical Staff including the oncology nurses and ancillary staff at the Regional Cancer Center and the 7-East Inpatient Oncology Unit. Zahalsky noted that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cancer care here is a multi-disciplinary team effort that exists hospital-wide.â&#x20AC;? C. Garret Cooper, 29, a former Charleroi resident presented a special survivorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his own â&#x20AC;&#x201C; describing the outstanding care and assistance he received at the Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many emotions involved in the process,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those who are survivors understand that better than anyone, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s significant that we are celebrating together. The hall was filled with other survivors. Planning for the Center began in 1985 in response to Health Systems Agency (HSA) of Southwestern Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health System Plan. A major objective of that plan was that radiation therapy be in existence within the region of Fayette, Greene and Washington counties by 1985. MVH under Anthony M. Lombardi, then President and CEO, agreed to fund the initial site for a Radiation Therapy Treatment Unit on the MVH campus. Ground was broken on February 29, 1984 and the Center was opened on June 30, 1985. In 2002, increased demand for services dictated the construction of two additional floors to the Sweeney-Melenyzer Pavilion. The facility offers chemotherapy and radiation therapy in a patient-centered care environment with medically advanced technology and the availability of clinical trials. The staff is comprised of highly-skilled cancer care professionals who are trained and certified in chemotherapy, bio-therapy and radiation therapy. The facility utilizes cutting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; edge technology including Image Guided Radiation Therapy coupled to their linear accelerator which has the ability to pinpoint cancerous tumors. During the past 25 years the Center has treated more than 12,000 patients. Appreciation was expressed throughout

Cancer survivor C. Garret Cooper is applauded by Drs. Andrew J. Zahalsky and Judith H. Figura as he prepares to address the crowd who gathered to celebrate MVH's Regional Cancer Center's 25th anniversary.

President and CEO Louis J. Panza Addresses the attendees at the 25th anniversary of the MVH Cancer Center.

the evening of the contributions made by Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer, in recognition of their benevolence toward the Center which is now one of the largest independent, free-standing facilities of its kind in Western Pennsylvania. Radiation Oncology: (724) 258-1966 Medical Oncology: (724) 258-1999 Physicians: Mohsen A. Isaac, M.D. Dawson Lim, M.D. Giridhar A. Santebennur, M.D. Nabil E. Zaglama, M.D. Andrew J. Zahalsky, M.D.


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Over the past year, the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) conducted a comprehensive system-wide review of all routes, schedules and fares. After considerable public input, the Board of Directors voted to implement changes at the June public meeting. “MMVTA has reviewed all routes for productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness to update and make improvements to the system. It was a tremendous task and difficult to make changes that have been in operation for many years but are no longer sound business practices, efficient or productive for the MMVTA to operate,” said MMVTA Director Valerie Kissell. “Therefore the MMVTA is now pleased to release the new schedules and services to the public. All schedule and fare changes will go into effect on August 2.” Also through the process, MMVTA addressed operational changes created by the recent move of the bus maintenance garage to Donora. “Bus routes that stay within the Middle Monongahela River Valley will begin with the word VALLEY and be numbered. Buses traveling to and from Pittsburgh will have the word COMMUTER associated with their name,” said Kissell. “It is also important to note that all regular commuter service from the Valley will originate out of Donora and then travel to Monessen, Charleroi, North Charleroi and 88 to Monongahela. Two limited stop Express runs are also included and will service the Valley in distinct fashion.” Commuter A service has been modified to address the Donora starting point and increase service to the Mon Valley Hospital area. Additionally, a midday trip into downtown Pittsburgh has been added on Sundays. “The total number of trips on the Weekday commuter service has not changed. They have been reorganized based on load counts and to include a dedicated Express.,” said Dr. Harry Miale Chairman of the MMVTA Board. “These changes better align the MMVTA with today’s economical climate, tight operating budgets and better represent the MMVTA to peer benchmarking procedures.” MMVTA is offering for the first time limited stop Commuter Express service into Pittsburgh via 43 to 51 with hopes that the Express services can one day be expanded to more scheduled times said Miale. Other service changes and additions include a Cal Commuter route providing

direct service to and from California University to the Park & Ride located at the end of Toll 43 and Route 51 in Large, PA with continuing service to Downtown Pittsburgh. Local route service has been modified to improve travel options within the Valley. Valley 1will encompass services once provided by the Green Line to the shopping centers but will now offer services from New Eagle, Monongahela, the Black Diamond Area of route 837 and the existing Green Line service area. Valley 1 will also include Sunday service Valley 2 will include the California, Elco, Stockdale, Roscoe, Allenport and Dunlevy portions of the Gold Line with Monday thru Sunday service to the shopping centers with transfer options in Charleroi to commuter buses and direct service from Cal U. Valley 2 will operate more services seasonally based on Cal U session and breaks. Valley 3 will be the renamed circulator for California University and the borough of California offering more options to residents of Liberty Towers, Center in the Woods and members of the Cal U community to access the University as well as the California business district. The new Valley 4 will combine the Red and Blue Lines and offer expanded hourly Weekday service and connectivity between Charleroi, North Charleroi, Mon Valley Hospital, Fisher Height Giant Eagle and Donora. Due to low ridership and low productivity, MMVTA will suspend the Valley Link East that provides service to the Route 51 area of Rostraver Township and Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood starting on August 2. “In addition to all the route changes, the MMVTA has launched a pilot project with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s regional CommuteInfo program. MMVTA and CommuteInfo are now offering the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Transit Pilot,” said Kissell. The ERH Transit Pilot will run until at least June 2011 and allow qualified monthly pass holding riders of MMVTA to utilize CommuteInfo's ERH service upon registering with CommuteInfo. ERH is designed to provide a contingency option for registered commuters in the event of an unexpected personal or family emergency, personal illness, unscheduled overtime, or other eligible event. All route schedules, fare and information on how to qualify for the ERH Transit Pilot can be viewed at MMVTA.com or by calling 724-489-0880.


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August Activities at Trax Farms Trax Farms market, located at 528 Trax Road just off Route 88 in Finleyville, announces the following programs and events for the Month of August.

Outdoor Summer Flea Markets Trax Farms popular Outdoor Summer Flea Markets will continue in August! SATURDAYS ONLY –August 14th and 28th. In the grass area at the end of our main parking lot – park in your 10x20 space and sell right from your vehicle!! We Open Early To Beat The Heat! $10.00 a day (collected at 9:00am) (Must sign a waiver in order to participate) NO PREBOOKING - ALL SPACES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!!!! Bring your own tables and chairs, change and change box, and clean up your area before you leave! It’s that simple! Come and shop early! You will find vendors selling antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food and much more. Whether you’re just browsing or ready to buy, there is something for everyone!! Free parking and free admission make this the perfect family outing. Come join the fun at Trax Farms Outdoor Summer Flea Markets!! MAKE TRAX!

Shade Gardening Day Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 am. Join Trax Farms own plant specialists Cheryl and Linda. If you have an area of your yard that is shaded from direct rays of the sun, join us to learn how to create an inviting and beautiful shade garden. Come learn about the unique and interesting plant material that we have available to create your new shade garden. All Annuals, Indoor Plants, Perennials, Tropicals, Water Plants, Fish, Shrubs & Trees 20% OFF Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8. (excluding fall and seasonal plants)

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Fall Is For Planting, Dividing, Drying and Winterizing Your Garden Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 am. Join Trax Farms plant experts Cheryl and Linda on Saturday, August 28 at 10 am for this educational and informative session. Yes it is true, you can plant in the fall and reap the benefits in the spring. Fall is an ideal time to plant perennials, shrubs, trees and colorful spring-blooming bulbs. Fall is a great time to harvest and dry your herbs to create interesting and attractive arrangements. Don’t forget fall is also the time to divide plants and prepare your perennial beds and water gardens for winter. Join us to learn tips and techniques to achieve all of these goals and ensure success in the spring. Huge sale on Perennials, Shrubs and Trees. 20-50% Off! (excluding fall seasonal plants and house plants) EVERYTHING MUST GO!!! Starts Saturday, August 28

Kids Farm Camp Wednesday and Thursday, August 4 & 5, and 11 & 12. Call for reservation information! 412-835-3246. Held in our Events Room. Ages 4-9. Call or stop in to register. $6.00 per child, per class. Please sign up early – class size limited. TWO SESSIONS Morning Session 11:00 am - 12:00 noon Afternoon Session 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Parent must stay in the store during camp session) August 4 - Trax Farms Earth Day - Learn about the planet on which we live. August 5 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Bugs August 11 - Play I Spy A Plant - What kind of plant is it? August 12 - Amazing Seeds - Jump on a hayride to see from seed to tree! Hayride (weather permitting) With a small tour of the farm or a worm race.

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Pennsylvania Vegetables are at their Best! August 2010 is the fifth annual “Pennsylvania Produce Month.” Stop by Trax Farms for our delicious fresh picked produce. From our fields to your family since 1865. Trax Farms is joining the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program and vegetable growers across the Commonwealth in celebrating Pennsylvania Vegetables at their Best! Pennsylvania’s 4,300 vegetable growers plant nearly 55,000 acres of vegetables that produce more than 330,000 tons of vegetables for fresh and processing use that are worth over $185 million. Trax Farms grows approximately 200 acres of vegetables and fruits each year. While different Pennsylvania vegetable crops are available to consumers throughout the year, especially as canned and frozen products, fresh “Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious” Pennsylvania produce is at its peak in August. Here at Trax Farms there’s sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, a vari-

ety of peppers, cantaloupes, peaches, cucumbers, select apples, zucchini, fresh dill and more. For prize-winning recipes, visit www.paveggies.org for the finalist recipes in the “Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious” Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest as well as other information about Pennsylvania vegetables. Come to Trax Farms and taste the “just picked” difference today!!

Trax Farms Bridal Registry Let Trax Farms help you choose items for your wedding throughout our store for your bridal registry. Select items from our many departments. We will scan your choices into our system and update them regularly. Tell anyone shopping here to pick up your gift list at our customer service desk so that items can be removed to avoid duplicates. Take the guesswork out of shower and wedding shopping for your guests and ensure you get the items you want most. 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 (Rt. 88 between Library and Finleyville) 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com Store Hours: Daily 9-8, Sun. 9-6


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HOME EQUITY INSTALLMENT • * Annual Percentage Rate (APR) • Closed End Home Equity Loan at a fixed rate for term of loan requiring a minimum of $10,000 new money borrowings. • Money not to be used for purchase of homes or investment properties. • Property must be owner-occupied primary residential property in Bank’s geographic lending area. • No closing costs to obtain loan up to $100,000 loan amount. • Mortgage Satisfaction Fee applies to satisfy mortgage loan at payoff. • Monthly Payment Example: 120 monthly payments of $10.79 per $1,000 borrowed at 5.375% APR. • Above payment does not include the required payment for escrow account (taxes, insurance(s), etc.). • Interest may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. • Loan approval subject to Bank’s Loan Underwriting Guidelines. Offer is based on review of your credit history. • Maximum Loan To Value (LTV) up to 80%. Requires minimum down payment/equity of 20%. • Outstanding mortgage lien balances will be used in calculation of equity. • Hazard insurance and title insurance required. Flood insurance may be required. • Other rates and terms available. R AT E S A N D T E R M S S U B J E C T T O C H A N G E .

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Savvy Skills For Shopping School Supplies (NAPS)—While every school year is different, one thing that remains the same is the desire to save on school supplies. Moms are looking to save on more than just dollars and cents. They want to save on time and stress, too. Back-To-School 101: To help, award-winning author, radio talk Getting a head start on show host and mom Maria Bailey offers tips and advice on how to get yourself and your basic school supplies can child off to a successful start this school help you find some deals year: Shop early: Vacation is a good time to at the best prices. inventory what supplies you already have at home, make a list of what each child needs and start looking for the best deals. “Many stores offer bargains on school supplies during the summer months, so getting an early start can add up to savings,” said Bailey. She recommends checking out stores such as Staples for low prices on products such as the Omnitech 2GB Swivel Flash Drive or the Flexible Calculator. Create a budget: While it can be good to get kids involved and let them choose some items, it’s a smart idea to have a budget. If your children know how much to spend, they can do the math. Budgets can teach children a valuable lesson in both math and economics. You can also involve your children in the shopping process by showing them how to look for a good deal. Keep a family calendar: Buy and post a bulletin board or calendar to help keep everyone on track. Keep children up-to-date on key dates, including school assignments/tests and extracurricular activities. Also, consider color coding each child’s schedule to stay on top of all the to-do’s. Try Mom’s Agenda calendar or planner from Staples to help keep everyone organized. Search for savings: Walking up and down the aisles to find the right product—at the right price—for your child isn’t as hard as you think. Looking for a good deal can help you save big when buying back-to-school products. Check out your local circular for the top deals each week. Buy basics in bulk: While teachers provide lists of specifics, the basics that students need to start out the school year are pretty consistent, so it can pay to buy in bulk, especially if you have more than one child. Getting organized, looking for deals and mapping out the best way to prepare for the start of school will lead to a stress-free and easy experience. For some of the latest deals, check out www.staples.com/ weeklyad.

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, address and 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.)

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Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. When will the VFW Post honor the Vietnam Veterans? Who is the author who recently appeared at the Monongahela Area Library? Who is the Ringgold High School graduate who is now playing baseball at Allegheny College? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332

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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WITH AED CLASS OFFERED IN CANONSBURG Canonsburg Hospital will offer a HealthCare Provider with AED Class on Saturday, August 7 during the following times: New Certification - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $35 Recertification - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $35 The class includes CPR for all ages, AED (automatic external defibrillator) training and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. Participants will receive a two-year certification after successful course completion. To register, call 1-877-284-2000.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CLASSES IN THE MON VALLEY Valley Health and Safety Training Center holds CPR class every month. The Healthcare Provider is the second Saturday of every month, the Heartsaver First Aid and CPR is held every third Saturday of the month. Both classes cost $50 and are held at 1001 Donner Avenue in Monessen starting at 9:00 a.m. The last Tuesday of the month a Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR class is held at The Monongahela Valley Hospital at the Lombardi Education Center starting at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $30. The last Thursday of every other month a First Aid class is held at a cost of $25 and alternating months a Pediatric CPR class is held at a cost of $30. Pre-Registration for all the classes is required. Call the training center at 724-684-9536 to register.

BASIC FIRST AID COURSE OFFERED AT CANONSBURG HOSPITAL Canonsburg General Hospital will offer a Basic First Aid Course from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17. This basic first aid course offers a two-year certification through the American Heart Association. The fee is $25 and includes a first aid manual. Call toll-free 1-877-284-2000 to register for the program.

Healthy Directions Announces August Programs and Events Monongahela Valley Hospital's Healthy Directions health education and resource center at 6116 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 107 Finleyville will celebrate the following national health events in August: Cataract Awareness Month A cataract is the clouding of the eye's clear lens-similar to a window that is fogged with steam. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays can't pas through it easily, usually resulting in blurry vision. Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss, especially as we age, but they are treatable. For more information call us at 724-348-6699. Anyone interested in this topic are encouraged to stop in for free information. In addition, Healthy Directions will present the following August program: Lipid/Glucose Screening August 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Fasting for 12 hours is needed. The cost is $12.00. Results will be sent to your Doctor. For more information, call us at 724-348-6699. Healthy Directions offers on-site laboratory services for blood and urine analysis are from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. A doctor's prescription is required for all laboratory tests conducted at Healthy Directions. Blood drawn and urine specimens collected at the Finleyville station will be tested at the Laboratory at Monongahela Valley Hospital and results of the testing will be sent to the physician designated by the patient. Healthy Directions/Finleyville is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. In addition to special programs and screenings, Healthy Directions features a health education resource library of books, pamphlets, videos, and other information. A referral service also is available, as well as private health education counseling. Additional information is available by calling 724-348-6699.

Mon YMCA Program Helps Teach Proper Nutrition Habits Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, along with the Mon Valley YMCA, will be offering the following program at the Mon Valley YMCA, Route 88, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela.

Lab hours: 7-11 a.m. There are days that we are here until 3 p.m. Please call for information on our hours.

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Eat Well for Life I Eat Well for Life I is a lifestyle improvement program that champions optimal health, vitality and long-term weight management through the power of good nutrition. You’ll discover easy meal planning tools, smart shopping strategies and healthy ways to cook great tasting foods. Eat Well for Life I gives you a new taste of better eating and wellness to last a lifetime. Classes begin every Tuesday, August 24 through September 14. There is no fee or facility membership required for Highmark members to participate in these programs and a fee for Non-Highmark members who sign up. The professional staff at Mon Valley YMCA have been trained by Highmark’s staff of exercise physiologists, registered dietitians and behavioral health specialists. Pre-registration is required for the above program along with proof of insurance. For information on program schedules or on how to register, call Mon Valley YMCA at 724-483-8077.


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL AUGUST EVENTS Unless otherwise noted, the following programs will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Managing Your Diabetes - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 3, 4, 5 at 8:30 a.m., ECC. 3-day, 2-hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes self-management and care. Registration is required at least one-week prior to the start of classes. For more information or to register, call 724-2581483. Baby Care Class - Monday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Learn baby care basics with up-to-date information at this instructional session for parents-to-be. Topics include: home safety, basic car seat safety, immunizations, breast and bottle feeding, pacifiers, bathing an infant and additional topics. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229). Lipid/Glucose Screening - Tuesday, August 10 from 7 to 11 a.m., Finleyville. Healthy Directions, Monongahela Valley Hospital’s health information and resource center at 6116 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 107, Finleyville, will offer Lipid and Glucose Screenings. A 12-hour fast is required. Fee is $12. Advance registration is requested at 724348-6699. RSDS Support Group - Tuesday, August 10 at 6 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-9299492. Understanding Your Diabetes Meal Plan Tuesday, August 10 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Builds on the education received in the Managing Your Diabetes program. Learn more about food choices, dining out, and how your eating habits affect your

blood glucose control. Prerequisite: Must have attended the Managing Your Diabetes education program. To register, call 724-258-1483. Prostate Cancer Support Group - Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m., ECC. The Prostate Cancer Support Group is free and open to all persons with prostate cancer and their families. The discussion will be lead by Andrew J. Zahalsky, M.D., and Lori Lasich, CRNP, from the MVH Regional Cancer Center. For more information, call 724-292- 9404. Understanding Your Blood Sugar Readings Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Learn how to ‘make sense’ out of all those blood sugar readings you document. Understand how your diet, medications, illness, and stress affect your blood sugars. Prerequisite: Must have attended the Managing Your Diabetes education program. Advanced registration is required to attend. Contact the Center for Diabetes at 724258-1483 for more information and to register. We Are What We Eat – Diabetes Movie and Diabetic Medication Discussion - Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Gain a better understanding of how your diabetes medications work and learn the effects diabetes medications have on your blood sugar readings. Call 724-258-1483 to register. Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., ECC. American Red Cross, in cooperation with Monongahela Valley Hospital, will sponsor a blood drive on the hospital campus. For more information or to register, call 724-494-4090 or online at redcrosslife.org. AARP 55 Alive Driving Course - Monday and Tuesday, August 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. Specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. It is intended to help

improve skills while teaching accident and traffic violation avoidance. Two-day back-toback sessions. The cost is $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information and future class dates, call 724-258-1234. Innovations In Diabetes Medications Tuesday, August 24 at 6 p.m., ECC. Board certified Endocrinologist Wayne A. Evron, M.D. and a team of health care professionals will present a free program to discuss diabetic medications. Call 724-258-1234 for registration or more information. Advanced Carbohydrate Counting Wednesday, August 25 at 6 p.m., ECC. Diabetes self-management class that focuses on carb counting with everything you need to know. How to measure the upward drive each meal has on blood sugar and information on the glycemic index. To register, call 724-2581148. Auxiliary Ice Cream Social - Thursday, August 26 at 11 a.m., ECC. Chill out at the Auxiliary Ice Cream Social. The a la carte luncheon menu includes salads, sandwich and

beverages and features a make your own sundae bar. Parking is free. For more information, call 724-258-1167. Infant/Child CPR - Thursday, August 26 at 6 p.m., ECC. Infant/Child CPR classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center. The $25 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-684-9536. Breast-feeding Class - Monday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. This free class is designed for mothers who plan to breastfeed and to help them feel more comfortable and confident while in the hospital after delivery and when returning home. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229). Public CPR Instruction - Tuesday, August 31 at 6 p.m., ECC. Adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center (VHSTC). The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-684-9536.


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Automotive Don’t Be Left Out of Our UnionFinley Messenger Automobile Section. For Editorial or Advertising Opportunities, call (412) 249-8177

Hybrid Cars Are Hot, But What Are They? (NewsUSA) - Even if you drive a hybrid car, you probably don't know some basic facts about your car and what makes it work. Hybrid cars use two separate engines for propulsion, usually an electric motor and a gasoline-powered engine. And while auto companies usually act as if hybrids are all the same, they come in three main forms: series hybrids, plug-ins and parallel hybrids. Series hybrids use an electric motor to power a car's movement -- the gas engine just recharges the electric battery. In plug-in hybrids, the electric engine's battery can be charged directly through an electric outlet. The car is propelled by the electric motor alone, and most plug-ins also include a combustion engine for battery regeneration. In parallel hybrids, the electric motor and the internal combustion engine can work both individually or in unison, powering the vehicle for peak performance. Parallel hybrids use an electric motor and For example, Porsche, a company known for building highperformance cars, has developed two completely different gas engine individually or in unison. hybrid systems -- one for the racetrack and one for the road. The road-going vehicle, the Cayenne S Hybrid, uses an advanced full parallel hybrid design with the electric motor between the combustion engine and the transmission. The Cayenne S Hybrid, a high-performance SUV, is as fast as the V8-powered Cayenne, but is the most fuel-efficient version in the model line-up. The 47 horsepower electric motor is an ideal partner for the 333 horsepower supercharged engine, providing a considerable amount of high torque at low speeds. When working in unison, the two units deliver a maximum system output of 380 brake horsepower and a peak torque of 427 pounds per foot at just 1,000 revolutions per minute. Given a reserved, moderate style of motoring, for example, in a residential area, the Hybrid Manager allows the driver to cover short distances on electric power alone and therefore absolutely free of emissions, driving at speeds of up to nearly 40 mph. The combustion engine may be completely switched off at speeds of up to 97 mph, being fully disengaged from the drivetrain when no further power is required. In this so-called "sailing mode," the drag forces exerted by the combustion engine are eliminated in the interest of lower drive resistance and fuel consumption. The Cayenne S Hybrid is the only hybrid capable of this driving mode.

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AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE IN PETERS TOWNSHIP Attention all drivers age 50 or older! Peters Township Parks & Recreation, in conjunction with AARP is offering two versions of the Driver Safety Program Class. The first class being offered is for those that have not taken the class within the past three years. This class will be held on Monday, August 16 and 17 from 1-5 p.m. You must attend both days to receive certification. The new class is a four hour, one day, session for those who have taken the course in 2006 or later. You must present a copy of the certificate issued showing your completion of the previous course. This class will be offered on Wednesday, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The registration fee for both the 2-day course and 1- day course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, checks made payable to AARP. Each class will be held at the Peters Township Community Room, 200 Municipal Drive. To sign up, contact 724-942-5000 or stop in the Recreation Center. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 11. Limited to 25 participants per class.

CANONSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL TO HOST ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP A free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 12 at Canonsburg General Hospital in the McNary Conference Center. The support group is sponsored by Consulate Retirement Village of North Strabane and is affiliated with the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The group will meet the second Thursday of every month. The meeting will be an opportunity for caregivers to share practical ideas in a supportive setting, connect with other families and learn from guest speakers. For more information, call 724-809-6679.

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Senior News from the Venetia Community Center The following information is for the Venetia Community Center located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA. We are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. The two regular lunches for August will be held on August 12 and 26. The program for the 12th will be a Sing Along with Mrs. Jefferies on the piano. Our lunch will be coming from the Canonsburg Senior Center brought down to our center by our faithful drivers and served by our capable kitchen help. We can never thank these volunteers enough. Keep up the good work. We will also have our nurse here to do blood pressure screenings. Thank you Sharon from Caring Mission Home Care. Our second luncheon will be August 26. Our nurse for the blood pressure screening will be Lucy from Family Home Health. The program will be of interest to all our seniors attending the luncheon as guest speaker Police Chief Frick provides us with information on what is happening all around us. Also some information to help us in our every day living. Come and learn the how's and when's going on around us. It should be very informative for all. Everyone is welcome. Birthdays for August as follows: Gerry Chapman, Alice Collar, Virginia Gaul, Tawny Patterson, Edna Russell, and Rose Marie Zrimsek. Happy Birthday to you all and many more. Anniversaries for the month of August: Alice and Bill Collar and Lois and Jim Obringer.


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Senior Activities at the Mon Valley YMCA What can seniors do to stay active in this summer heat? There are so many options at the Mon Valley YMCA fitness facility: • Step into the cool air conditioning of our Wellness Center. Try out a new machine or take a walk on the walking track. • Outdoor hiking trail • Attend any of our classes where you are bound to feel energized and refreshed even during the hot days of summer. • Cool off and swim in our indoor/outdoor pools. • Relax with your friends at fun social events this summer • Affordable senior membership rates • Co-ed Sauna, Jacuzzi and Steam Room • Free movie matinees • Leisure learning programs • Health education programs We also offer the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. Who is eligible for Silversneakers® in Western Pennsylvania? You must have Highmark SecurityBlue, FreedomBlue or MediGapBlue. Please bring your Highmark Insurance card along with a list of medications. The program offers all of the above amenities for Medicare' eligible and Group Retiree members, usually those age 65 or older, but, in some cases, those of any age deemed disabled and receiving Medicare. Members receive a basic fitness center membership at no cost and access to our signature SilverSneakers' classes. Mon Valley YMCA is located off of Route 88 at 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela. For additional information, call 724-438-8077.

Seniors for Safe Driving As mandated by Pennsylvania State Law: All insurance companies authorized to write private passenger auto insurance within this Commonwealth shall provide a premium discount of 5% for three years for motor vehicle on a policy under which all named insured's are 55 years of age or older and have successfully completed a motor vehicle driver improvement course meeting the standards of the Department of Transportation. If you have never participated in a Senior Driving Program before, you must attend a two-day program. To quality for a one-day program, you must have taken a Senior Driving Program in the past. No exceptions! Upcoming Classes: • Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon – August 4 from 1 – 5 p.m. • West Newton Senior Center – August 10 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Carnegie Library McKeesport – August 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. To register, call 724-283-0245 or online at www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.


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A Clear Alternative to Thick, Milky Nutrition Drinks (NewsUSA) - A new line of fruit-flavored protein-based drinks hopes to help seniors and those with dietary challenges meet their nutrition goals. The makers of Isopure, a whey protein drink marketed to athletes and bodybuilders, realized that seniors, weight-loss surgery patients, and people receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy were seeking out their products at health and nutrition stores. Recognizing that these customers' nutritional goals were different from those of fitness enthusiasts, the company created Isopure Plus -- a line of clear, fruit-flavored,vitamin-fortified, protein-based nutrition and zero-carb drinks to help them meet these goals. Under-nutrition or malnutrition is common among seniors and is often due to one or more factors, which include inadequate food intake; food choices that lead to dietary deficiencies; and illness that can cause increased nutrient requirements, increased nutrient loss, and poor nutrient absorption. Similarly, people receiving chemo, radiation, or antiretroviral therapy may experience under- or malnutrition due to increased body stress from their illness and side effects of treatment. Nutritional drinks such as Isopure Plus can help these people get the protein, vitamins and calories they need to maintain proper nutrition. In the past, nutritional drinks meant thick, gloppy milkshake-like formulations, usually in chocolate- or vanilla-based flavors. Many of these drinks contain ingredients that prove difficult for the lactose-intolerant and people with sensitive stomachs to drink regularly. By contrast, Isopure Plus is easy to drink, fruit-flavored and free from fat, gluten and lactose. Another growing group, weight-loss surgery patients, are having difficulty getting proper nutrition as well, but need to avoid sugars and carbohydrates. Weight-loss surgery patients face a unique dietary challenge immediately following their procedure and must follow a strictly regimented liquid diet during their recovery. Getting adequate protein can be problematic for these people as many protein-rich foods can be difficult to digest during the early stages of recovery. Isopure Plus Zero Carb Protein Drink can provide these patients with the same benefits as Isopure Plus Nutritional Drink but without the caloriepacked sugars and carbohydrates. The Isopure Plus line of drinks currently comes in two flavors -- Alpine Punch and Grape Frost -- and is available online and at GNC stores.

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The treatment of cancer requires a multidisciplinary team of specialists. These mainly include a surgeon, radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist. Each is specifically trained in their area of expertise. Dr. Roger Tokars The Radiation Oncologist, who specializes in radiation treatment, Medical Director Jefferson Radiation sees the patient in consultation and discusses the recommended Oncology Center management with the patient and with the other specialists on the team. He not only is in charge of the radiation treatment program but oversees the implementation of treatment and continues to follow the patient after the treatment program is completed. Other individuals on the team include: A Medical Physicist, who makes sure that the equipment is working properly and that the right dose of radiation is delivered; A Dosimetrist, who works closely with your Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist to develop your treatment plan; A Radiation Oncology Nurse, who provides nursing care and expertise in treatment and how to manage side effects; A Radiation Therapist, who positions you for treatment everyday and operates the radiation equipment under the supervision of your Radiation Oncologist and Medical Physicist; The radiation oncology team interacts on a daily basis to ensure a successful treatment program which ultimately translates in optimal benefit of care.

Jefferson Radiation Oncology Center 521 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236 • 412-653-8944

HEATING & COOLING Q: With the torrid temperatures last month, it was 3 days until I could get my air conditioning repaired. How can I avoid that again? A:

Don't feel alone, a lot of people were in the same situation. When you are using your furnace and then a few days later it is in the 90's, air conditioning companies are over loaded with emergency calls. If there is a gradual increase in the temperature this usually does not happen. So what do you do to avoid this? Pick a company and Tim Bartman Owner stick with them. Our company prioritizes our emergency calls by 1. Bartman’s One Hour servicing equipment we installed, 2. customers that are club members Heating & Air Conditioning and 3. steady customers. After that, we get to others the best we can. You should have a maintenance agreement with your company. They run around $15 to $20 per month and will get you an a/c check in the spring and a furnace check in the fall. Along with the checks you usually get a discount on repairs. Most repairs can be avoided with regular maintenance. If you are under agreement with your service provider, have it serviced early, don't wait until it's very hot, we usually try and get them done in April or May. A maintenance agreement does not guarantee that you won't have a problem, but the chances are a lot less and if you do you should got to the front of the line to have a service technician come out. Give us a call.

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Follow these steps when searching for a qualified Assisted Living facility:

Terrie Eger Marketing Director Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills

1: DETERMINE WHAT HE CAN AFFORD First, make sure you have power of attorney to help your loved one through this process. The POA document gives you the ability to uncover all assets and better determine what type of facility is in your price range. Too many times families assume their loved one needs nursing home care, when an Assisted Living Facility can be more affordable and provide more appropriate care. 2: LOCATION OF ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY Once you've determined how much your loved one can afford to pay for assisted living, select the city or community located by you or another family member. Include your father in the selection process. The goal of an assisted living facility is to allow the person to retain as much independence as possible. And, it is your role to help them maintain as much control over their lives as feasible, not to take it away; this includes allowing them to make their own decisions whenever possible. If your father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or memory loss, you will need to make the decisions for him. At Arden Courts we encourage families to be involved in programming and care decisions. Make sure the facility you choose encourages family participation. 3: WHAT ARE YOUR FATHER’S NEEDS? There are many different types of care available and each assisted living varies widely in the type of care they are able to provide. To be certain that the community can provide the care necessary for your father; first determine what your father’s needs truly are. Finding one that meets your father’s needs is the most important. Ask them how they will meet those needs, for example, assistance with dressing, taking medications, incontinence, or general supervision. An assisted living facility should provide enough care and support to meet your loved one's needs while encouraging and allowing them to remain as independent as possible. 4: TOUR Make an appointment for a tour. Tour the entire facility; even ask to see the kitchen, utility rooms, linen closets and other areas. Ask if both you and your loved one can join the residents for lunch or dinner. This will allow you to experience it without an official interpretation. Talk to the residents; ask them what they like most, are they happy, how is the food, what kind of programming is done daily and what they feel could be improved. For more information on how to select an assisted living facility, please contact Terrie Eger at 412-384-0300.

Arden Courts Bartman Inc. 257 W. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 724-348-7880 bartmaninc@verizon.net

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REAL ESTATE Q: Why do you need a Northwood Realtor? A:

Because there are many things that might go wrong during the sale of your home, and a Nortwood Realtor can help guide you through and avoid these pitfalls: THE BUYER/BORROWER: • Does not tell the truth on loan application • Has recent late payments on credit report • Finds out about additional debt after loan application • Income verification lower than what was stated on loan Jack Benson, Vice President application Northwood Realty Services • Applicant makes large purchase on credit before closing. Peters Township Office • Cannot locate tax returns. • Difficulty in obtaining verification of rent • Interest rate increases and borrower no longer qualifies • Loan program changes with higher rates, points and fees • Borrower/co-borrower does not have steady two-year employment history • Borrower switches from job with salary to 100% commission income • Buyer feels the house is misrepresented • Buyer comes up short of money at closing • Buyer does not properly "paper trail" additional money that comes from gifts, loans, etc. THE LENDER(S): • Does not properly pre-qualify the borrower • Wants property repaired prior to closing • The market raises rates, points or costs • Borrower does not qualify because of a late addition of information THE PROPERTY: • County will not approve septic system or well • Property is incorrectly zoned TITLE COMPANY: • Fails to notify lender agents of unsigned or unreturned documents • Fails to obtain information from beneficiaries, lien holders, insurance companies • or Lenders in a timely manner • Loses or incorrectly prepares paperwork • Finds liens or other title problems at the last minute NORTHWOOD REALTY SERVICES Peters Township Office Jack Benson, Vice President, 4215 Waterdam Commons, McMurray, PA 15317 (724) 941-3340

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Kids & Family Have a Pre-schooler? MOPS is Looking for New Members MOPS of Windover Hills in South Park is looking for new members. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group for moms with children ages newborn - kindergarten. We meet at Windover Hills United Methodist Church in South Park two Tuesdays a month from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. We have the most amazing childcare workers that will watch our children right down the hall from us while we have our meetings. This is a great group for any mom that likes to socialize with other moms and praise God for our many blessings. Our regular meetings begin in September. We also have several summer activities planned. For more information, contact Cheri Sloane at 412-6074874 or cheri@spcnetworks.com.

August Pony Camps in South Park Horses Unlimited in South Park will hold its final Pony Camp this summer from August 9 - 12 for beginner riders ages 5 through 11. Kids learn to saddle, ride and care for horses, and there will be crafts/games/prizes. New campers coming to the full 4-day camp receive a free Horse Care Kit. All 4-day campers receive a CD of photos taken during camp. Certified riding instructor. Lunch is included. Fee for 4-day is $290 per child - discounts available - (2-day camp available at $150 per child - space is limited). To register or for more information, call 412-835-7726 or visit our website horsesunlimitedstables.com.

Two Year Olds are Coming to John McMillan Preschool Parents, Grandparents or Caregivers are invited to bring their special toddler to share a special 90 minute weekly class for some "big kid" school time! It's a unique opportunity to have your little one enjoy their first classroom experience with the safety & security of having you close by. Children explore our classroom with opportunities to build, climb, squish playdough, paint, splash or dig in our water/sand table or many other developmentally appropriate choices. During a slightly more structured time, our teacher introduces the children to "Percy the Pig" and engages the group in songs, stories and/or fingerplays. Participants also visit monthly with our musician, Courtney Heath and join in our Stretch N Grow classes during the colder months. Family activities include a tour of Trax Farm and an End of the Year Picnic. For more information or to tour our preschool, contact the director, Pat Folino at 412833-4704.

John McMillan Preschool Welcomes New Students For over 37 years, John McMillan Preschool has been preparing children for success in Kindergarten! It's a tradition they're quite proud of and they are welcoming new student registrations for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Children from all local communities are welcome. If you are looking for a developmentally appropriate preschool program for your child in a loving, Christian environment, discover why learning is fun at John McMillan. Classes are available for children ages 2 through 5. Our daily curriculum includes art, music, kindergarten readiness activities, science, creative and outdoor play. Weekly Parent & Tot classes are an opportunity for you and your two year-old to enjoy a special time together. The Three Year-Old classes meet twice a week and the Four Year Old Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our four day Transition Class is designed for the older preschool child who would benefit from another year of preschool prior to entering kindergarten. Tuition includes a sibling discount for those families enrolling more than one child. For further information or to arrange a tour, call Pat Folino at 412-833-4704 or visit us on the web at www.johnmcmillanpc.org. Click on the Preschool link on the left to view more specific class information as well as pictures from the 2009 - 2010 school year.

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Kid’s Coloring Contest!

"Congratulations" to the July 2010 Kid's Coloring Contest Winner!". Thank you to everyone who has entered our CONGRATULATIONS coloring contests over the last year. Please to Dominic Gereshenski of Finleyville (age 6) for being the lucky winner of our July Kids Coloring Contest check our website www.unionfinley.com random drawing, and receiving four(4) FREE tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium! for future contests and promotions.


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Ringgold Girl Scouts Day Campers Enjoy Worldly Experiences at Home By Lisa Tomosky “Around the World” was this year’s theme for Ringgold’s Community Girl Scout Day Camp, which was held July 12-16 at Mingo Park. Their ninth year of the camp, they had over 175 scouts attending. The girls traveled to the countries of Africa, Australia, South America, Europe, and Asia at each of the pavilions. On Friday, as they ended their weeks’ journey, they were welcomed home from their travels with an all-American day and their traditional American picnic. This year’s planning committee included Day Camp Director Betsy Curry, Melissa Schuster, Tara Schmidt and Jennifer Nedrich. During the week, they were visited by special guests, including The The Ringold Lady Rams Soccer Team visited “Africa” Children’s Museum, Wide World of Animals, Stompin’ Ground Celtic Dancers, for a World Cup day. and by Regional Environmental Education Consortium. The Ringgold Lady Rams soccer team visited the scouts in Africa for a “World Cup” day. With five Girl Scout leaders from the Ringgold community getting certified through NASP as instructors, archery was taught as a recreational activity during the week. The Girl Scouts purchased four new archery bows and five dozen arrows, and the Ringgold School District donated targets recovered from the closing of the middle school. Their day camp service project was a children’s book drive, in support of the American Red Cross. Over the week, the Girl Scouts collected hundreds of new and gently used children’s books to support families in crisis. All donations will go straight to the victims of disasters Mark Rapasky, aka “DJ Mick”, a representative from Columbia Gas, joined the girls at camp on Friday to present the Girl Scouts with a very generous donation of $200 from Columbia Gas. Mark also donated his time and DJ services on the last day of camp at a station where the girls could sing and dance to their favorite tunes. Day Camp is open to all girls and their friends. Ask any scout leader for more information. If anyone is interested in Girl Scouting, please go to www.gswpa.org for more information.

Betsy Curry, Girl Scout Day Camp Director, presented Jessica Tomosky a registration reimbursement check for winning the "T-shirt design contest". Jessica's design was imprinted on all camp tee shirts worn this week.

"Don't Shoot Me!" Vicki Jones, one of the archery instructors, geared up for her day as she gets ready to help the scouts with their archery lessons. Vicki and Tracy Grandinette, two archery instructors, had special t-shirts made with the words "Don't Shoot Me!" on their backs.....just to be safe.

"Ole!" These instructors, in their Sombreros, getting ready for a Mexican hat dance during their trip to “Mexico”.

"Thank you Columbia Gas!" A $200 donation was given to Girl Scout Day Camp from Columbia Gas. Shown here is Columbia Gas representative Mark Repasky along with the Daisy & Small Fry Girl Scouts, their leaders, and camp Director Betsy Curry.

Bulls Eye! Vicki Jones, teaching Daisy scout, Kelly St. Cyr, the skills and safety of archery.


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School News School Board Discusses Structural Integrity of Ringgold Middle School Report Shows No Danger to Existing Building By Paul Chasko All School Board members were present at the July 21 meeting as were Superintendent Hamilton, Solicitor Berggren, Secretary/Treasurer Mrs. Betty Dornan, Mr. Skrinjorich the Director of Operations and Financial Services, Athletic Director Ron McMichael and several other members of the Ringgold faculty and administration. A closed executive session was held prior to this meeting. Board President Denise Kuhn announced that wage and contract negotiations, unemployment litigation, hiring of personnel, and the possible acquisition of property were discussed. Structural movement of the foundation of the Ringgold Middle School has been monitored for several months by the firm of Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani. A report reviewed at the July School Board meeting basically declared the building to be structurally sound. Expansion of mineral pyrite beneath the building occurs with exposure to excessive moisture. This has been a recurring problem for many years and has caused cracking in certain areas of the building floor. The report states that movement over the monitoring period has been minimal and poses no threat to the structural integrity of the building. The School Board’s actions in contracting for this study were prudent. Board member Charles Smith also asked that the storm water drains from the roof be checked to be cer-

tain rainwater runoff is not channeling under the building and, in fact, is being directed away from the building. Mr. Steven Cypher of the auditing firm Cypher and Cypher addressed the board reporting on a study of options for the board to financially support Ringgold’s employee benefits plan. Mr. Cypher described two options. Option one was a continuation of a “pay-as-you-go” plan in which payouts were made from the general fund as required. Payouts are budgeted each year into the general fund. The second option, which Mr. Cypher seemed to favor, was to set up a trust from which payouts would be drawn as required. A decision on setting up a trust fund was tabled until all board members were able to study the details. The Treasurer’s report was accepted and payment for the following bills was approved: General Fund: $ 3,590,115.59 Athletic Fund: $ 7,308.10 Cafeteria Fund: $ 62,640.74 Capital Reserve: $ 430,806.00 Ringgold Elementary School South (RESS) The board approved an Equitable Gas Company Pipeline Right-of-Way and easement subject to review and approval by the school district solicitor and the school district architect. This line will allow Equitable to service homeowners on Penn Ave. Approved payment to Wheels

Mechanical CS Inc., approved by the architects HHSDR and construction manager Turner Construction ($48,709.62 from the Capital Projects Fund). Approved payment to Air Technology Inc., approved by Environmental and Safety Training Inc. for services related to asbestos abatement ($87,746.40 from the Capital Projects Fund). Approved payment to PSBA Insurance Trust for the owner-controlled Insurance Program at the RESS Project ($339,475.00 from the Capital Projects Fund). Approved payment to Verizon – PA for the relocation project ( $57,173.20 from the capital Projects Fund. Ringgold High School Renovations: Approve acceptance of a bid from Franklin Interiors for auditorium carpeting ($20,700.00 from the Capital Reserve Fund) Approve payment to Nasoco, LLC for 1/3 of the total payment for the auditorium painting ($12,800.00 from the Capital Projects Fund). Ringgold Middle School: Approve payment to Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC for services related to the Ringgold Middle School structural monitoring ($2,515.40 from the Capital Projects

Fund). Report submitted to the board. In other Business: • Letter of retirement accepted from Mr. Dennis Staff, a remedial reading teacher at GEC. • Approved a job title change of Mrs. Deborah DiMascio from Director of Secondary Education & Pupil Services to Supervisor of Special Education. • The Board appointed the following Head Teachers: Kimberly LongDonora Elementary Center Mary Ellen BrosekGastonville Elementary Center Susan TothMonongahela Elementary Center • Board granted permission for conference attendance for Mr. Skrinovich to the annual ASBOI conference ($ 1,647.20 from the Business Manager Account). • A proposed cafeteria charge policy was adopted. • The board adopted a resolution to participate in the National School Lunch Program and provide free and reduced price lunches to all eligible children under their jurisdiction whose family’s gross incomes falls within certain guidelines. Letters including guidelines will be distributed to parents instructing them on how to apply


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Continued from previous page. for the free and reduced lunches. The news media will also be utilized to inform the public about the lunch program. • Proposal accepted from Frombach Consulting, LLC on an hourly basis ( $50.00 per hr.) for consulting services related to pupil transportation service. • The Board ratified the bus driver’s contract. • Drs. Dimitri Petro and Joseph Michael were appointed School Doctors • Drs. Randall Rodriguez, Thomas Wehrle, and William Frantz were appointed School Dentists. • The Board granted permission to employ Jeff Lytle as an Instructional Technology Specialist on an hourly basis. • Approval to employ Megan Tomlinson as an Autistic Teacher at the Gastonville Elementary Center. • The board set the salary of Head Football Coach Matt Humbert • Appointed the following Coaches. Don Burns First Assistant Football Coach James Barak Second Assistant Football Coach Jason Bandemer Third Assistant Football Coach Darryl Yonkers Fourth Assistant Football Coach Phil Vitablo Fifth Assistant Football Coach Andy Johnson Sixth Assistant Football Coach Brandon Livsey Seventh Assistant Football Coach Jim McGinley Head Ninth Grade Football Coach ` Larry Johnson First Assistant Ninth Grade Football Coach Nate Forse Second Assistant Ninth Grade Football Coach Matt Multunis Third Assistant Ninth Grade Football Coach Lamont Lyons Head Middle School Football Coach Sharon Gomber Girls Volunteer Volleyball Coach Robert Osleger Head Golf Coach Kim Humbert JV Cheerleading Coach • Permission granted to post and advertise the position of Director of Transportation. • Approved purchase of cheerleading uniforms • Established the position of Middle School Cross Country Assistant Coach. • Permission granted to solicit bids for 2 school buses. • Permission granted to solicit bids for diesel fuel • A motion failed to allow Alumni Football USA to use the Football Field on July 30.

Sixth Grade Orientation at Ringgold Middle School An orientation program will be conducted for incoming sixth grade and new seventh and eighth grade students and their parents on Monday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ringgold Middle School in the Ringgold School District. The program will introduce students and parents to specific school policies and procedures. Questions will be answered by the school administration, counselor, and a tour of the building will be conducted.

EFSD Fourth Annual Golf Outing Elizabeth Forward School District Fourth Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at Butler's Golf Course. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and Tee-off begins at 9:30 a.m. Golf package includes Practice Range, 18 holes of Golf, Shirt, Golf Cart, Snack, Lunch catered by Metz & Associates, Prizes and More! Proceeds will fund scholarships for our students in the areas of academics, sports, arts, and vocation. Please contact Brad Simala at bsimala@efsd.net or 412-896-2329 for more information.

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Matt Dishong – Pitching Ace at Allegheny College By Paul Chasko We delight in seeing local kids doing well in sports at the collegiate level. Some of you may have been around when Matt Dishong started his baseball career playing T-Ball in the Union Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) in the mid 1990’s. He started pitching at the Mustang level and has been pitching ever since. He graduated from Ringgold High School with the Class of 2006 after playing for four years on the Rams Varsity Squad. Mon Valley high school baseball players have traditionally received additional playing time on one of the Mon Valley’s sandlot teams. Dishong played for the Charleroi American Legion team during their 2007 season when they won the league championship. He also played for a time in the Mon Valley Wooden Bat League in Fayette County – always as a pitcher. Dishong’s choice for college was Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. During his first three NOW - Matt Dishong winds up years he did a respectable job on the mound for a pitch at Allegheny College doing whatever was required – starting or relief. This past season was Matt’s senior year with the Allegheny Gator Squad. Head Coach Kelly Swiney gave Matt a spot in the starting pitcher rotation which may have been the best decision made by a head coach in the NCAC (North Coast Atlantic Conference). Matt finished this past 2010 season with a record of 5-3 and a 2.65 earned run average and 72 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched. While making 14 appearances, including nine starts, he had four complete games – one of which was a shutout. Matt was named NCAC Conference Pitcher of the Year while he and his battery-mate – catcher Ben Lowmaster were selected to the All-NCAC First Team. Matt who had never received AllNCAC recognition before his senior year, was among the NCAC leaders in several categories. He topped the conference in strikeouts and was second in both earned-run average (2.65) and innings pitched (68). Matt was also fifth in THEN - Matt winds up opposing batter average with a team-leading for a pitch in the UFAAA. .238. With these numbers Matt was given the Gator’s sixth NCAC Pitcher of the Year Award. Matt just may be too busy to continue with baseball however, as he has been accepted into the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law for the coming semester and has his sights set on a career with the one of the U.S. Intelligence Agencies – possibly the FBI. If you have a recent local high school grad (Ringgold, Belle Vernon, TJ, Elizabeth Fwd., Clairton, Charleroi, South Park, Bethel Park) who’s moved on to collegiate sports – our readers are interested in what they’re doing. Contact pchasko@unionfinley.com or call (724) 348-5797.

Lady Rams U10 Fastpitch Team Wins Greater Pittsburgh Championship Congratulations to the UFAAA Lady Rams U10 Fastpitch Softball Team for winning the 2010 Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League (GPGSL) Championship! The team posted wins over some tough and talented teams including Munhall, Bethel Park, South Park and the Washington Wildfire. The girls should be commended for all their hard word and teamwork they displayed throughout the season. Special Congratulations to the pitching MVP, Julie Curry, for her outstanding and consistent pitching all week long.

U10 FASTPITCH CHAMPS! - Front Row: (left to right)- Lauren Gohacki, Cheyene Hamel, Hanna Gosliak, Madelynn Beckinger, Tayler Slagle, Frankie Szymanski, Nya Adams (front), Natalie Adams, Jaclyn Goldbach, Julie Curry, Johnna Mocniak (not pictured Danika Lettiere). Back Row: (left to right) Asst. Coach Angelo Lettiere, Asst. Coach Ray Beckinger, Manager Gregg Adams, (not pictured Scorekeeper Alyson Slagle), Frank Szymanski

Broughton VFD Offers Chance to Win “The Best Sports Ticket in the Burgh" Broughton Volunteer Fire Department presents “The Best Sports Ticket in the Burgh". For a $20.00 donation, you have a chance to win the following: Two(2) seats to each of eight(8) Pittsburgh Steelers regular season games at Heinz Field Two(2) seats to each of eight(8) Pittsburgh Penguins regular season games in the new Consol Energy Arena $1,600 in cash Two(2) Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys Two(2) Pittsburgh Penguins jerseys The winner will be selected by the Monday, September 6, Labor Day Pennsylvania Lottery Evening 3-Digit Number. You may purchase a ticket from one of the ways listed below: • call B.V.F.D. at 412-655-4844, or • E-mail B.V.F.D. at sports@broughtonvfd.org, or • Send check or money order to B.V.F.D., 1030 Cochrans Mill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236 (Please include a note indicating # of tickets desired & return address).


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UFAAA Finishes Off a Successful Season in Baseball and Softball

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he Union Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) baseball and softball teams recently wrapped up a successful season. The baseball teams were comprised of two Tee Ball teams and two Pinto level teams. The Tee Ball teams, coached by Bill DiLeonardo and Bernie Wagner, had a great fun filled season playing other local Tee Ball teams. The two Pinto Level Baseball teams coached by Gregg Adams and Joe Savko finished in 3rd and 5th place in the Bethel Church League (BCL). The Pinto teams both made it to the semifinal round in the playoffs. UFAAA Softball fielded teams in the U8 Slowpitch, U10 Fastpitch, U12 Fastpitch and U15 Fastpitch divisions. The U8 Panthers coached by Mike Ficorilli started off the season winning second place in the 2010 Mon Yough Girls Softball League (MYGSL) Opening Slowpitch Tournament. They finished the season by making it to the second round of the playoffs. The U10 Fastpitch team coached by Gregg Adams capped off a sensational season by capturing the 2010 Greater Pittsbugh Girls Softball League (GPGSL) Championship. (See related article in this issue.) The U12 Fastpitch team also coached by Gregg Adams finished well enough to qualify for the playoffs, but were unfortunately knocked out in the first round. The U15 Fastpitch team coached by Frank Szymanski made it to the GPGSL semifinals, but fell 65 to Mt. Washington, who went on to win the championship. Congratulations to all of the UFAAA players on a Great Season! Mark your calendars as sign ups for the 2011 season will be in late Janurary and early February 2011. UFAAA will be filling teams at all levels of Baseball and Slow and Fast Pitch Softball. UFAAA hopes that all of our current players will return and past players will come back to their hometown league - UFAAA!

Time for “Fall Ball” The UFAAA is looking to comprise a team for Fastpitch Softball in the 2010 Fall Ball season. Fall Ball runs in September and October. Fall Ball is a non competitive, instuctional level of fastpitch softball. Records and scores are not kept. Any girls looking to try out Fastpitch Softball at the U10 level are encouraged to sign up. For more information check our website at www. UFAAA.com or contact the UFAAA President, Michele Gohacki, at 724-348-9168 or mgohacki@msn.com.

The “Predators”of the UFAAA Pinto level team

UFAAA BOARD MEMBERS AND COACHES NEEDED UFAAA is looking to fill some Board positions for next year. They are President, Secretary, Special Events, Uniforms, Softball Commissioner and Field Maintenance Manager. They are also always looking for more coaches!

The UFAAA “Gators” Tee Ball team

The U8 “Panthers” softball team

The UFAAA “Raptors” Tee Ball team

The U15 Fastpitch Softball squad

The U10 and U12 Lady Rams

If interested in volunteering, call Michele Gohacki, at 724-348-9168 .


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Food & Dining Show off your Cooking Prowess at the Washington County Fair The Washington County Fair will be hosting a variety of contests that will enable local chefs, bakers, food enthusiasts and stay at home cooks to showcase some of their finest offerings. Check out some of the contests below, and be sure to visit the Washington County Fair to submit your entry.

Fleischmann’s Yeast BAKE for the CURE® Join the fight against breast cancer with your kitchen skills in the 2010 Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bake for the Cure,” a recipe contest held at the Washington County Fair (and exclusively at 51 more state and county fairs). Fleischmann’s Yeast gives generous local cash prizes for home bakers ($375 per fair), plus $3,000 in national grand prizes. The Bake for the Cure competition is a great way to support the cause and create delicious recipes. There are two categories: traditional or whole grain yeast breads and baked goods. Make any flavor or shape of baked good using any type of Fleischmann’s Yeast. Themes and decorative presentations are encouraged. The first category awards $150 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third. In the second category, $100 is awarded for the “Best Whole Grain Bread” that contains at least 50% whole grains. Qualifying bread recipes in the second category use whole wheat flour, rye flour, and/or other whole grain ingredients (oatmeal, flax seed, bran cereals, bulgur,

etc). All-purpose or bread flour should be limited to 50% or less of the flour in these whole grain recipes. For each entry at all contests nationwide, ACH Food Companies Inc. will donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure on behalf of its Fleischmann’s Yeast brand. All entries will be judged on flavor (40%), presentation (40%), and texture (20%). Each person can enter once per category, per fair. Contestants of all ages are welcome. This recipe contest is hosted exclusively at 52 state and county fairs. From the 1st place winners of both categories, ACH Test Kitchens will pick one grand prize winning recipe from each of three regions: Northern, Central and Southern. These national grand prize winners will be selected and announced after the 2010 fair season (January 2011). For contest details and complete official rules, contact the Washington County Fair entry office at 724-225-7718 or visit the contest section of www.washingtonfair.org.

“Make it with Malt-O-Meal®” Recipe Contest Cereal is more than just breakfast. Turn it into a blue ribbon contender in the “Make it with Malt-O-Meal” recipe contest, held at the Washington County Fair in 2010. From main dishes to snacks and desserts, all types of recipes are welcome. The judging criteria focuses on: taste (35%), creativity (35%), and recipe convenience (30%). This year’s winners receive gift packages valued at more than $175. First place wins a $100 award. Second place wins $50. Third place wins $25 worth of free cereal. All take home award ribbons, certificates and aprons. Try these past winning “Apple Caramel Toasters Snacks” (recipe below) and let this neat treat spark your own ideas!

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August 2010 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 71 FOOD––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– & DINING www.unionfinley.com Use any kind of Malt-O-Meal cold cereal to develop a dish worthy of “best recipe” kudos. Their cereals include Apple Zings®, Cinnamon Toasters®, Crispy Rice®, Frosted Flakes®, Coco Roos®, Tootie Fruities®, and more. Register through the fair and deliver your entry with a matching recipe for on-site winner selections. Limit one entry per person. For more recipe ideas, product information and a store locator, visit www.malt-omeal.com. For contest details and complete entry guidelines, contact the Washington County Fair entry office at 724-225-7718 or visit the contest section of www.washingtonfair.org.

SPICE UP YOUR MAC & CHEESE FOR the 2010 SPAM® RECIPE CONTEST Celebrate the 20th anniversary of SPAM® Recipe Contests at the Washington County Fair with the Great American SPAM® Championship. This year’s theme is “Mac ‘n Cheese!” The competition will be hosted at 26 of the country’s best state and county fairs in 2010. Enter your easiest, most creative and tastiest “Mac ‘n Cheese” recipes featuring any SPAM® variety! Any dry pasta noodles and cheeses are welcome. Ten ingredients total is the maximum. Recipes should be simple to make and delicious to eat! Revamp a family favorite recipe or start from scratch and see how your entry fares. Post fair season, two grand prize winning recipes will be celebrated as well, selected from all 1st place winners at the 26 host fairs. One National Grand SPAM™ Champion in the adult category wins a trip for two to the 2011 Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival. The trip is valued at over $3000 and includes accommodations at the elegant Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel. In addition, one National SPAM™ Kid Chef of the Year wins a $2000 cash prize. National winning recipes are selected by Hormel Foods Test Kitchens in early 2011. Participants first compete for local prize packages, blue ribbons and a shot at the grand prize. Two categories welcome both adults and youth. A set of prizes (up to $150 for first place) are awarded for the top three recipes in each category. Entries are judged on taste (45%), ease of preparation (30%) and presentation (25%). Local entries are judged at the fairgrounds. For contest details and complete entry guidelines, contact the Washington County Fair entry office at 724-225-7718 or visit the contest section of www.washingtonfair.org.


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Pets Freshness Is An Important Part Of Pet Nutrition By Martin J. Glinsky, Ph.D. (NAPS)—Pet owners who think they are giving their pet the most nutritious food may want to consider how long some pet food products remain on the shelves in their grocery store. Much of the food found on shelves not only contains additives but may have been sitting there for up to six months. Pet food nutrients begin to degrade soon after the food has been made, the most unstable ingredient being fat. It doesn’t matter whether it’s of animal or plant origin, fat breaks down in a process known as “oxidation.” The end products of oxidation are “free radicals,” which are toxic molecules that damage cells. This damage has been linked to a variety of immune diseases in pets, including leukemia and cancer. Preservatives, natural and synthetic, can help slow down the oxidative process. Unfortunately, natural antioxidants have a short life span, and synthetic antioxidants are toxic themselves. Pet owners may find themselves with a difficult choice—do they feed food made with toxic synthetic antioxidants or only use natural food that begins to degrade rapidly? One answer to this problem is to order freshly made, all-natural, dry-kibbled pet food such as my Dr. G’s Fresh Pet Food.

Don’t Be Left Out of Our Union-Finley Messenger Pet Section. For Editorial or Advertising Opportunities, call (412) 249-8177

Some of the pet food found on shelves in your supermarket may have been sitting there for up to six months.

Unlike all other pet food that is made in large quantities and then stored in warehouses for months before finally reaching the retailers’ shelves (where it could sit for more weeks or months), my pet food is absolutely fresh when you receive your delivery. Dr. G’s Fresh Pet Food is not made until your order is received. It is not sold in stores—then it wouldn’t be fresh. It can only be ordered online or through our toll-free number. Now one can subscribe to receive Dr. G’s on a preset basis. It contains no toxic chemical preservatives and no harmful products caused by fat degradation. UThe Canine and Feline Holistic Formulas contain chicken protein, whole grains, peas, carrots, blueberries and chicory root extract to enhance a dog’s immune system and marine lipids for omega-3 fatty acids. The addition of live microorganisms helps pets maintain a healthy digestive tract. For more information, visit www.drgsfreshpetfood.com or call (866) 284-5939. Shipping is always free. Martin Glinsky, Ph.D. (Dr. G), is considered one of the premier pet nutritionists in the country.


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Recent Local Death Notices Baxter - Michael A, 44., of Monongahela died Saturday June 26. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Beaver - Ida Mae, 71., of Finleyville died Tuesday May 4. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Bloxsom - Wilda L, 93., of Ocala Florida died Wednesday June 2. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Columbus - Gary John, 48., of Winter Haven Florida, Formerly of Monongahela died Thursday June 10. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Crowley - James W, 93., of Eighty Four died Thursday May 13. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Curdie - John Jr, 93., of Finleyville died Sunday May 30. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Curdie - Sherron A, 62., of Canonsburg died Tuesday July 6. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Dahm - Joseph F, 89., of Finleyville died Saturday May 29. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Deffobis - Theresa E, 88., of Monongahela died Sunday June 27. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. DiBarry - Ann L, 84., of Monongahela died Wednesday July 7. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Finleyville. Dudjak - Ronald S, 59., of Bethel Park died Friday June 18. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Mullen - Eleanor, 91., of Finleyville died Sunday July 4. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Myers - Douglas George, 53., of Forward Township died Wednesday June 23. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Pascarella - Mildred, 90., of Monongahela (Forward Township) died Friday July 9. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Patz - Elizabeth Corine, 90., of Monongahela died Friday June 11. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Severns - Walter, 82., of Jefferson Hills died Friday July 9. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. Spishock - Steve, 87., of Belle Vernon died Saturday June 12. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Staff - Darla Jean, 51., of Belle Vernon died Tuesday June 8. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Stanley - Dolores M, 72., of Monongahela died Friday July 16. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Tortorice - Florence, 95., of Floreffe in Jefferson Hills died Wednesday July 14. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. Visco - Madeline, 67., of Washington, Formerly of Monongahela died Friday June4. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Guzy - Anna, 89., of Brunswick Ohio died Thusday May 6. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Walls - Florence “Flossie” Proctor, 85., of Finleyville died Tuesday July 13. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Kreiter - August Jr, 80., of South Park died Thursday May 20. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Whitley - Claudette Marie, 57., of Carroll Township died Saturday June 26. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

McCarty - Jack “Book”, 61., of New Eagle died Monday June 21. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Pompermayer - William, 94., of Finleyville died Thursday April 15. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Meinhardt - Angela M, 66., of Finleyville died Tuesday May 25. Arrangements under

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AUGUST Angelos Pizza & Gyro 724-348-8800 3547 Washington Ave, Finleyville Fridays - You’re The DJ Night Altman’s Tavern 412-653-6440 611 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills 7 - Magic Moments 12 - John Mulkerin 13 - Judy Figel 18 - Abby Abbodanza 20 - Sherry Richards 26 - John Mulkerin 27 - Occasional Reign Badlands Bar & Grille 724-348-8030 3540 Washington Ave, Finleyville 7 - Lucid Factor 14 - TBA 27 - Hammerlane 21 - TBA 28 - TBA 19 - Skillet Hill Tuesdays - Free Pool Wednesdays - Free Juke Box Bootsie’s Bar 412-672-1120 699 O’Neil Blvd, McKeesport Fridays - DJ Chris Denny’s Roadhouse 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville 20 - White Rose Karaoke 24 - Karaoke with Ricki Mondays - Free Pool 9-1 Tuesdays - Free Darts 9-1 Thursdays - Free Juke Box 9-1

Elrama Tavern 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 13 - Todd Jones 17 - Bingo 28 - Scott Spahr FREDDIE’S II 412-833-1830 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park 17 - Beach Party 8PM w/ DJ, Picnic Buffet, Drink Specials, “Best Beach Attire” contest Thursdays - Magician Jason Christopher 6:30-8:30PM

Hey Andy Sportsbar and Lounge 724-258-4755 1221 W Main St, Monongahela 6 - Night Owls 7 - Refuge 13 - A-Z Karaoke 14 - The Klick 20 - Why 21 - Bill Ali Band 27 - Dirty Sanchez 28 - SteelTown Wednesdays - Jam Night Thursdays - White Rose Karaoke Hot House Tap and Grille 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela Entertainment 9:00PM - 1:30AM Mondays - Karaoke/DJ Tuesdays - Karaoke/DJ Wednesdays - Top 40 DJ Thursdays - Open Mic Night Fridays - Karaoke/DJ Saturdays - Karaoke/DJ

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The Hunting Lodge 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave, Finleyville Fridays - Free Juke Box 8-close Saturdays - Free Juke Box 8-close The Kickstand Bar & Restaurant 412-384-3080 1100 Hayden Blvd 7 - The Jades 14 - Marty 21 - Refuge 28 – Branded

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Olde Large Hotel 412-384-9950 510 Oak Rd, Jefferson Hills 6 - Dave Iglar 13 - DP 20 - Elderado Kings 27 - Mark Cyler and The Lost Coins

Stage I (Formerly Brass Monkey) 412-233-3375 428 N State St, Clairton Thursdays - Bike Night Open Mic w/ Marty Fridays - 80’s Party Sundays – Fundays

Pit Stop Bar and Grille 412 -384 -7487 1473 Rt. 837, Elrama Saturdays - Free Juke Box 9-1 Anytime - Play Buzz Time Trivia/Texas Hold ‘Em

The Trolley Stop Inn 412-835-9600 6247 Library Rd, Bethel Park Sundays - Karaoke 10PM Fridays - Magician Jason Christopher 7-9PM

River House Cafe 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave, Charleroi 7 - Lois Scott and the Bailors 14 - DJ 21 - DNA 28 - Backyard Boogie

Valley Hotel 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd. Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd, Jefferson Boro 7 - Blue Dawn 14 - Craig King 21 - Angel Blue & The Prophets 28 - Big River Boys Fridays - Open Stage Night all musicians welcome

Rockin’ Willies Roadhouse 724-745-8844 2476 Washington Road (Rt. 19 South), Canonsburg Entertainment Nightly Monday - Sunday Tuesdays - Jam 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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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------Chairs (4) For Kitchen or Dining Room table. Wood. Excellent Condition. Beautiful vintage design. $100. (for all 4). 724-648-5531 _____________________________________ Book. ‘Graphic Master Seven’. For Graphic Design Students. Planning Guide for Printing & Publishing. $5. 724-684-5531 _____________________________________ 15-ft. round, above ground pool. Pump, filter, ladder, solar cover. Needs new liner. $300. 412-4665171 _____________________________________ New Clopay garage door panel. White. $25. 412-466-5171 _____________________________________ Vanity sink and faucet. $25. 412-466-5171 _____________________________________

Screen and glass for full storm door. $20. 412466-5171 _____________________________________ Steelers vs. Bengals, Nov 8-9 2010, IncludesTransportation, Hotel, Breakfast, Ticket & Full tailgate party. $325.00 per person. call 724-292-8043. _____________________________________ Super Single bed with bookshelf headboard and mirror. New mattress. $150. 724-258-9171. _____________________________________ 2005, 24-foot Fiswell RV with slideout. Sleeps 6. Spacious format. $12,500. 724-633-0433. _____________________________________ 1988 Jayco 32-ft trailer at campground. Great condition. 30-mins from Finleyville. Tiki bar, pool, and club. On river. $4,800. 412-655-3952. _____________________________________ Harp – Oscar Schmidt American made Harp with owners manual and book “You can teach yourself auto harp.” All for $125. 724-239-2196. _____________________________________ Small, Hand-pulled Pony saddle. $85. 724-2392196. _____________________________________ 5-foot tub, white with faucets. $150; 7-year old electric furnace with 2.5 ton air conditioner. $650; 12’ x 24’ aluminum awning $2,200. 724-229-5760. _____________________________________ New Zealand Bunnies for sale. Ready to go June 27. $10 each. Includes food and care instructions. 724-239-2593. _____________________________________ Glider with cushions. You haul. $25 OBO. 412835-8425. _____________________________________ Single bookcase waterbed, with regular mattress. Like new. $200. 724-258-9171. _____________________________________ Misc. Items For Sale - Gas cans (4) (2) 2.5 gallon (2) 3.5 gallon $25; Filing cabinet 4 drawer black lateral $60; Tires (4) 235 x 45 x 17 Bridgestone Turanza $79; Reel Lawn Mower $35; Lawn spreader $20; Hedge clippers $20; Vacuum Dirt Devil Vision very good condition $30; Eureka Vacuum $20; 27" TV Good picture $40; (2) Large picnic coolers $20; Beverage cooler with dispenser $15; Six pack cooler $10; Brass Twin headboard $15; Brass Lamp $15; Twin maple headboard $15; Nightstand $25; Cedar Armoire Chest 68" Hi x 35" Wide $80; Stereo Speakers (2) $20; 13" TV Cable Ready $15. VCR 4 head Symphonic works good $25. Call (412) 3672113. _____________________________________ MATTRESS SETS!! NEW Pillow Tops, Plush, Memory Foam. 10 YEAR WARRANTIES!!! New, still in factory plastic. QUEEN SET $199; FULL $179. KING $295 (Twins Available) IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!!! CALL (412) 494-7351 _____________________________________ Antique twin poster bed. Headboard, footboard, side boards/wooden slats. Maple finish. Asking $150. 412-384-5837. _____________________________________ Bunk Beds w/mattresses, never used, heavy duty oak finish $300 724-949-0801. _____________________________________ FREE! – Upright Piano. Union Township. You haul. For details, call 724-348-7557. _____________________________________ DINING ROOM SET – large table, 6 upholstered chairs, lighted china closet, and buffet that opens into a server, 2 boards, and table pads. $1,250. 412653-5019. _____________________________________ FIRE SCREEN – Brown metal with florets. $25. 412653-5019. _____________________________________ CHEST/TV STAND – Medium brown wood, two sides cabinets with shelves, open center with shelves, about 5 feet long (nice for flat screen TV and storage) $60. 412-653-5019. _____________________________________

STEREO SYSTEM – Turntable, cassette player, CD player, radio, silver casing. $50. 412-653-5019. _____________________________________ LARGE SHOP VAC - $25; OUTDOOR CHEST – $25; RECUMBENT BIKE – $30; CLOUD WALKER – $10. 412-653-5019. _____________________________________ GOLF CLUB, BAG, DAY BAG, NEW BALLS, TEES, ETC. - _____________________________________ $100 for everything. 412-653-5019. TREADMILL – like brand new. $100. 412-6535019. _____________________________________ Cemetery Plots. Jefferson Memorial Park - 4 adjacent lots in “The Garden of the Well” Lot 112A. $2500/all. Can divide. 724-348-5072. _____________________________________ Carry all trailer, 4 by 6 foot, can carry 500 pounds, turn signals, fits in two inch hitch, needs no license. $250 firm. Call 412-831-8998. _____________________________________ BEDROOM Complete. Dovetailed with mattress set. Everything never opened, in original packaging. Was $1900. Sell $885. ALSO SOFA & LOVESEAT, brand new. Only $675. 412-787-9128. _____________________________________ BARN FOR SALE, Call 1-402-833-5600 _____________________________________ DIRECT to home Satellite TV $19.99/mo. FREE installation, FREE HD-DVR upgrade. New customers No Activation Fee! Credit/Debit Card Req. Call 1-800795-3579 _____________________________________ GIGANTIC GYM MIRRORS, $99 48”X100” (11 available) @ $115/each. 72”x100” (9 available) @ $165/each. 60”x84” beveled (3 available) @ $135/each. Will Deliver free. Installation Available. 1800-473-0619. _____________________________________ MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN, Trumpet, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1-516-3777907. _____________________________________ Computers For Sale - DELL LAPTOP computer, super fast, excellent condition. Internal wireless card, DVD/CD+RW. Premium software bundle. Six month warranty. Original cost: $2175. Must sell: $399. 717 653-6314 _____________________________________ MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES. WHOLESALE! T-$299; F-$349; Q$399; K-$499; ADJUSTABLES - $799. FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800ATSLEEP. 1-800-287-5337. WWW.MATTRESS DR.COM _____________________________________ SILLY SHAPED BRACELET BANDS WHOLESALE. Smart store owners buy from us. Huge variety. Hottest novelty item of the decade. BUY WHOLESALE HERE. 888-563-4411 www.wholesalesillybandz.com _____________________________________ STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 only 20x20, 25x36, 30x48, 40x52. Must Move Now! Selling For Balance Owed! Free Delivery! 1-800-411-5869 x 252 _____________________________________ KITCHEN CABINETS Never installed. Absolutely beautiful. Solid wood and dovetailed. Cost $5,000. Sacrifice $1,650. Call 412-494-3143 _____________________________________ LIVING ROOM & BEDROOM. Never opened, in boxes. Retail was $2600, Sacrifice $1350. (Must move asap.) ALSO, PILLOWTOP SET, packaged, Asking $175. Please call 412-787-9128. _____________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps or anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. _____________________________________ WANTED: PINBALL MACHINE, ARCADE VIDEO GAME & coin operated items, ANY CONDITION, cash paid, semi-quick removal. 412-759-4826. E-mail: ed@ataboy.com. _____________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. _____________________________________ OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’s thru 1970’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 _____________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _____________________________________ FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH Network! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for over 120 Channels! $500 Bonus! 877-554-2014 _____________________________________ DIRECTV - 5 Months FREE! With NFLSUNDAYTICKET for $59.99/mo. for 5mos. New Cust only. Ends 10/06/10. DirectSatTV 888-420-9472 _____________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586. www.CenturaOnline.com _____________________________________ Online Classifieds with over 20 Websites featuring local advertisers for less than $10 per site/per week. Call today 1-800-450-7227 _____________________________________ STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 only 20x20, 25x36, 30x48, 40x52. Must Move Now! Selling For Balance Owed! Free Delivery! 1-800-411-5869 x 252 _____________________________________ Mystery Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day Undercover Shoppers Needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Experience Not Required Call Now 1-888-523-1021 _____________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5283 www.Centra.us.com _____________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866-453-6204. _____________________________________ FREE HD for LIFE! DISH Network. $24.99/mo. Over 120 Channels. Plus $500 BONUS! Call 1-800915-9514. _____________________________________ **ALL Satellite Systems are not the same. Monthly programming starts under $20 per month and FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers. CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935 _____________________________________


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www.unionfinley.com ALERT! Have You Been Involved In A Serious Car Accident, Caused By A Stuck Accelerator? You May Be Entitled To Compensation. FREE Case Evaluation (888) 697-6212. _____________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance. (888) 686-1704. _____________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com _____________________________________ BUILDING SALE! “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” Quick Delivery. 25X30 $4577. 30X40 $7140. 32X60 $11,950. 35X60 $13,990. 40X70 $14,650. 46X140 $37,600. OTHERS. Ends optional. Pioneer DIRECT. 1800-668-5422. _____________________________________ DIRECTV 50% OFF for one year! FREE HD/DVR Upgrades, Standard Install, 3mo STARZ + SHOWTIME. Get started for $0! New cust only, qual pkgs. DirectStarTV 1-800-279-5698. _____________________________________ FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH Network! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for over 120 Channels! $500 Bonus! 877-227-2995. _____________________________________ RELIABLE DEBT RELIEF? FREE Debt Settlement Matching Service. *If you have $10k + in credit card debt* Avoid Bankruptcy. No Obligation! Free Consultation. 800-624-7080. _____________________________________ FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH NETWORK! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for over 120 Channels! $500 Bonus! 1-888-377-8994. _____________________________________ GIGANTIC GYM MIRRORS, $99 48”X100” (11 available) @ $115/each. 72”x100” (9 available) @ $165/each. 60”x84” beveled (3 available) @ $135/each. Will Deliver free. Installation Available. 1800-473-0619. _____________________________________ HANDS ON CAREER – Train for a high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. Call AIM today (866)854-6156. _____________________________________ HD is FREE FOR LIFE w/ DISH Network! FREE HDDVR Upgrade, and $75 Cash-Back! NO Installation, or Equipment Costs! From $24.99/mo. CALL-NOW: 866236-8706 _____________________________________ OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’s thru 1970’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 _____________________________________ Reach over 30 million homes with one buy. Advertise in NANI for only $2,795 per week! For information, visit www.naninetwork.com _____________________________________ ACR METAL ROOFING - GO GREEN - tax credits agricultural, commercial, residential. Building packages, top quality, low cost, FREE literature. acrmetal.com, 800-325-1247. _____________________________________ DIRECTV FREE Standard Installation! FREE SHOWTIME+STARZ (3 mo)! FREE HD/DVR upgrade! Ends 7/14/10. New Customers Only, Qual. Pkgs. From $29.99/mo. DirectStarTV 1-877-720-1893. _____________________________________ DISH - FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH NETWORK! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for OVER 120 Channels! Plus $500 BONUS! CALL 1-888-2822892. _____________________________________

---------- NOTICES ------------Looking for all Ringgold High School Graduating class of 1980 for a 30-year class reunion on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Finleyville Community Center. Contact Sherri (Humes) Musser at 724-228-5441. _____________________________________ ATTENTION! Monongahela Class of 1970 planning 40th Reunion. Please call Claudia as soon as possible at (724) 258-5905. _____________________________________ Baldwin High Class of '60...'it's later than you think'! Call now to ensure your reservation. 50 year reunion, October 16, 2010. 724-348-4159. _____________________________________ LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-760-2291. _____________________________________ DONATE YOUR CAR FREE TOWING "Cars for Kids" Any Condition Tax Deductible Outreachcenter.com. 1800-794-4511. _____________________________________ Online Classifieds with over 20 Websites featuring local advertisers for less than $10 per site/per week. Call today 1-800-450-7227. _____________________________________ ALERT! Have You Been Involved In A Serious Car Accident, Caused By A Stuck Accelerator? You May Be Entitled To Compensation. FREE Case Evaluation (888) 697-6212 . _____________________________________ AARP AUTO & HOME INSURANCE PROGRAM from The Hartford. Enjoy Great Savings, Service and Benefits. Call toll-free to request your FREE quote: 1877-872-3151 (Code: 471103) Take our savings challenge and receive our calculator/clock. _____________________________________ If you or, someone you know, has been diagnosed with Mesthelioma Cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Greg Jones & Associates 1-888-8023774. _____________________________________

------------- PETS ---------Yorkie Terrier Puppies for adoption, shots up to date, home trained, super spoiled and AKC registered. For more details, contact roy_andre111@yahoo.com. _____________________________________ Certified Dog Trainer. Private Lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques and can help with any problem solving and obedience. Discounted rate for rescued/adopted dogs! 724-249-5777. _____________________________________ New Zealand Bunnies for sale. Ready to go June 27. $10 each. Includes food and care instructions. 724-239-2593. _____________________________________ Rescue cat adoption. Kittens 9 weeks, black, calico. Kittens 5 months, various colors. Spays/neuters, shots, litter train, $35. Call 724-258-8380. _____________________________________ Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. (724) 348-8028. _____________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-9415737. _____________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------FOR SALE – Investment Property; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534. For rent, commercial property in Venetia, PA. Available after September 1. Call 724-348-5992. _____________________________________ Donora - 637 Thompson Avenue. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, dining/livingroom, new roof in '09, $19,900. Call 724-379-5387 for appointment. _____________________________________ Donora - 632 Thompson Avenue. Residential/ Commercial 3 bedroom, livingroom, 2 baths, security, 2 car garage, storeroom, has an attached 1 bedroom apartment, $39,900. Call 724-379-5387 for appointment. _____________________________________ Pymutuning Rental - 3 Bedroom/1Bath Lake House. Furnished and fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 6. Home away from Home. 500-600/wk. Great Hunting/ Fishing. Call 412-628-7001. _____________________________________ Monongahela 2 and 1 BR apartments, 1st floor, equipped kitchen, free laundry facility on premises, free parking, etc. Secure locked building, close to busline. Spring discount. Call 724-931-4764. _____________________________________ Trailer FOR SALE BY OWNER - Located in South Park Mobile Estates. 3 bedroom, Central Air, All Appliances Included, Hot tub In Front Porch. $16,500.00 Price Neg. Call 412-589-3584. Owner/Agent. _____________________________________ FOR SALE – Investment Property; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534. _____________________________________ New Eagle Main Street. Office Space. Formerly physicians office. 1200 sq. ft. Rent Negotiable. 724554-6534 or 724-258-3773. _____________________________________ Apartment for rent, 230 Donnan Ave., Washington. Apartment upstairs, 1 bedroom, all electric, $350 per month. Call 724-350-5983. _____________________________________ 3 bedroom trailer for sale by owner located At South Park Mobile Estates. Move-in condition, all appliances included plus more. For more information, call 412-414-7268. _____________________________________ Mobile Home for sale. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. New carpeting, stove, and paint. Walk-in closet and garden tub. Located in Finleyville. Please call 724-348-6737 or_____________________________________ 717-333-1066. Donora duplex- must sell. Needs work. Call 412370-7198. _____________________________________ Charleroi Sale or Lease - Renovated 3-Story Building. Commercial lease income. Also, turnkey bar/restaurant. Call: 724-531-1175. _____________________________________ MONONGAHELA - For rent, one, two bedroom apartment, complete with appliances, laundry facility, etc. Secured locked building, quaint and quiet. Close to bus line. One bedroom partially furnished. Monongahela. Call 724-258-3179. _____________________________________ 4 Acre Horse Pasture for Lease w/Sheds and Arena. $750/mo or 2 Acres $400/mo. Call 412-8352560. _____________________________________ Office Space For Rent – Finleyville. 1,300 square feet. Former site of Healthy Directions. $800 + Electric. 412-999-7163. _____________________________________ Mobile Home for Sale. 1992 Parkwood 14 X 66, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, A/C, Appliances, Newer Roof, Pond & Shed. Asking 18K. Call 724-317-7224. _____________________________________

One, Two Bedroom apartment, complete with appliances, laundry facility, etc. Secured locked building, quant and quite. Close to bus line. One bedroom partial furnished. Monongahela. Call Natalee Amati 724-244-8579 or 724-258-3179. _____________________________________ New Eagle Property $20,900, 1/2 Acre, 30x30 foundation with sewer, gas, water lines, nice quiet neighborhood. 449 3rd. Ave. off Cliffton. Call 814648-1289. _____________________________________ FOR RENT - Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new “Paradise Resort” in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website www.oceanfrontcondorentals.com/Paradise Resort.htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507. _____________________________________ ***FREE Foreclosure Listings*** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800-250-2043. _____________________________________ 20 ACRE RANCHES Near Growing EL Paso Texas. Only $12,900 $0Down, $99 per/mo. Owner Financing, No Credit Checks Money Back Guarantee. Free Map/Pictures. 1-800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com _____________________________________ BARN FOR SALE, Call 1-402-833-5600 _____________________________________ GEORGIA LAND & HOMESITES - Washington County near Augusta. 1 acre-20 acres starting @ $3750/acre. County approved, incredible investment, Beautiful weather. Low taxes. Owner financing from $199/mo. Hablo Espanol, 706-364-4200 _____________________________________ UPSTATE NY - CHEAP LAND! 5 acres - $16,900; 8 acres - $19,900; 11 acres - $24,900. Six parcels under $20K! No closing costs till 8/8! South of the NYS Thruway! Great views, rolling fields, woods, near lakes! 100% guaranteed! EZ terms! 888-466-0510 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com _____________________________________ LAND SALE – BANK LIQUIDATION PRICES. Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, New Mexico. Acreage starting at $485/acre for 35ac. FINANCING AVAILABLE OAC Buildable land, brokers welcome www.RmtLand.com - Rmtkenzie@yahoo.com 1-800682-8088 _____________________________________ MYRTLE BEACH, SC. NEW Single Family Homes FROM $120 ‘S WITH LOT, 3BR, 2BA, 2 Car Garage. Near Beach, Golf, Medical & Schools. Priced lower than foreclosures! (843) 390-5800. _____________________________________ UPSTATE NY - CHEAP LAND! 5 acres - $16,900; 8 acres - $19,900; 11 acres - $24,900. Six parcels under $20K! No closing costs till 8/8! South of the NYS Thruway! Great views, rolling fields, woods, near lakes! 100% guaranteed! EZ terms! 888-466-0510 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com _____________________________________ Rent to Own Homes! Damaged Credit – OK $850 Special! You Work, You Own – Guaranteed! $3,000 Minimum Combined Income Co-Applicants Welcome! 1-888-605-5181 or 636-533-4070 www.RealAgents Homes.com _____________________________________


August 2010 ——————————————————————————————— ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION Starting $89/mo, 1 & 2 1/2-Acre ranch lots 1 hour from Tucson, NO CREDIT CHECK Owner Financing, Money Back Guarantee. Free Maps-Pictures! 1-800-631-8164 Code 4036 www.sunsiteslandrush.com _____________________________________ FARMS, REPOS, LAKES! 5 upstate NY counties! 16 acres - ABUTS STATE LAND - $19,900. 5 acres LAKE LOT, 1 HR NYC - $49,900. 8 acres - MINI-FARM - $79,900. Catskills to the Finger Lakes! Owner terms avail! Seller pays closing costs til July 11th! Hurry! 888-453-5298 _____________________________________ FARMS, REPOS, LAKES! 5 upstate NY counties! 16 acres - ABUTS STATE LAND - $19,900 5 acres - LAKE LOT, 1 HR NYC - $39,900 7 acres - MINI-FARM $49,900 Catskills to the Finger Lakes! Owner terms avail! Hurry! 888-453-5298 _____________________________________ ARIZONA BIG BEAUTIFUL LOTS $89/mo, $0-down, $0-interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing. No CREDIT CHECK (800) 631-8164. Code 4036. www.sunsiteslandrush.com _____________________________________ New Eagle Main Street. Office Space. Formerly physicians office. 1200 sq. ft. Rent Negotiable. 724-554-6534 or 724-258-3773

------------ SERVICES ----------Certified Dog Trainer. Private Lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques and can help with any problem solving and obedience. Discounted rate for rescued/adopted dogs! 724-249-5777. _____________________________________ DVD Transfer/Home Movies – Home Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. 8mm and Super 8mm projector movies transferred to DVD! Frame by frame digital transfer, with amazing clarity. No hidden costs/set up fees. Add music and chapter menus. 724-258-5336. http://web.me.com/ dcheplic/ _____________________________________ Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _____________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. _____________________________________

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www.unionfinley.com DVD Transfer/Home Movies – Home Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. 8mm and Super 8mm projector movies transferred to DVD! Frame by frame digital transfer, with amazing clarity. No hidden costs/set up fees. Add music and chapter menus. 724-258-5336. http://web.me.com/ dcheplic/ _____________________________________ BANQUET FACILITY/SOCIAL HALL FOUNDATION REPAIR - Large local company speFINLEYVILLE AMERICAN LEGION – Morrison-Ritchie Post 613. 3537 W. Morrison-Ritchie Post 613. cializing in bowed walls, sinking foundations, crawl space excavation, and BASEMENT WATERPROOFING. 3537 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. “We are dedicated to helping our veterans and our community.” Lifetime, transferrable warranty. 1-800-343-2357. Offering entertainment and a banquet room that accommodates 75 people. For more info, stop in and www.abetterchoiceinc.com (PA0AGHIC:377) _____________________________________ visit the lodge, or call 724-348-5608. HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and CATERING wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN www.woodGOOD TO GO 3532 Marion Ave., Finleyville, PA 15332. 724-348-8544. Call for daily specials. Cater by fordbros.com. MDHIC #05-121-861. _____________________________________ the pan or by the party! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ----------- TIME SHARES ----------------

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----------- VACATIONS ---------------FOR RENT - Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new “Paradise Resort” in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website www.oceanfront condorentals.com/ Paradise Resort.htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507. _____________________________________ Sunny Summer Specials At Florida’s Best BeachNew Smyrna Beach Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or_____________________________________ 1-800-541-9621 FREE CAMPING for 1st time visitors. Get your FREE getaway at Gettysburg Battlefield Resort, Amazing Amenities, Hook Ups & Family Fun! CALL 800-841-4895 to Discover More! _____________________________________ UPSTATE NY - CHEAP LAND! 5 acres - $16,900; 8 acres - $19,900; 11 acres - $24,900. Six parcels under $20K! No closing costs till 8/8! South of the NYS Thruway! Great views, rolling fields, woods, near lakes! 100% guaranteed! EZ terms! 888-466-0510 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com _____________________________________

READER ADVISORY: Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer “employment” but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

COMPUTERS COMPUTER TUNE-UP - 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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DVD TRANSFER/HOME MOVIES HOME MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. 8mm & Super 8mm projector movies transferred to DVD! Frame by frame digital transfers, with amazing clarity. No hidden costs/set up fees. Add music and chapter menus. 724-258-5336. http://web.me.com/dcheplic/. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

EXCAVATION EXCAVATION SERVICES - Bobcat, backhoe, dump truck, french drains, utility lines, gravel, grating, hauling, foundations and sewer Bobcat, backhoe, dump truck, french drains, utility lines, gravel, grating, hauling, foundations and sewer line work. Call Ernie at: 412-384-7337. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

GARAGE DOORS WUENSTEL BROTHERS GARAGE DOOR COMPANY – Second Generation family owned. Since 1977. Residential Replacement Specialists. 3526C Cliff Street, Finleyville. 724-348-7550. (PA-HIC 009388) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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) 841-6008. www.fryebrosplumbing.com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

RESTAURANT GOOD TO GO - 3532 Marion Ave., Finleyville, PA 15332. 724-348-8544. Call for daily specials. Cater by the pan or by the party! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– THE KICKSTAND BAR & RESTAURANT - Open Daily 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Daily Specials; Homemade Soups. 1100 Hayden Blvd. 51 South. 412-384-3080. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

RETAINING WALLS ACORN HARDSCAPES LLC - Retaining Wall Specialists. New & Old Rebuilds, Concrete Walks, Patios, Driveways, Pavers & Stonework, Ponds. New Lawn Installation & Landscaping. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. 724-565-5327 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

SIDING/WINDOWS/ROOFING MEREDITH HOME IMPROVEMENTS – 30 years in business. If You Need Vinyl Siding, Roofing, Windows Or Soffit and Fascia Done Professionally, with no problems afterward and done at a reasonable price, we are the company to do it! We are so confident in your satisfaction that we require no money until the job is completed. www.Meredith Home Improvements.com. (412) 831-9991.


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