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AUGUST 2012

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INDEX: Places To Go . . . . . . . . 4 Local News . . . . . . . . . 8 Business . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Worship . . . . . . . . . . 30 Kids & Family . . . . . . 34 School . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Health . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Home & Garden . . . 39 Ask The Experts . . . . 46 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Entertainment . . . . . . 50 Classifieds . . . . . . . . 51 Food & Dining . . . . . . 55

“ W E ’ R E T H E N E I G H B O R LY N E W S PA P E R â€? Union Township • Finleyville • Gastonville • Eighty Four • Nottingham • Peters Township • Venetia • New Eagle • Monongahela • Elrama • Elizabeth • West Elizabeth • Jefferson Hills • Library • South Park

Finleyville Community Day Set for September 8

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Whether you just have time to stop in for a Good to Go funnel cake or you can stay the whole day, you will not go home disappointed! Come join us for the fourth annual Finleyville Community Day on September 8. The day begins at 10 a.m. with Opening Ceremony held at the Finleyville Community Center. Food and craft vendors, flea markets and yard sales will line Marion Avenue, where you can buy anything from a box of strawberries to a designer purse. The revitalized Borough Building will be open for those with a taste for history. Listen to the music and catch up with old friends. There are activities planned for all ages. There will be a musical talent show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., pizza eating contest from 1:15 to 2 p.m. (20 names drawn), Chinese auction, kids’ games and activities, and a climbing wall. Too Many Tubas will perform on the main stage from 2 to 3:30 p.m., prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. and closing ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Finleyville Community Center. For vendor information, contact Ellen Brawdy at 724-3486178. Talent show and pizza eating contest entrants can email finleyvilleborough@yahoo.com or sign up at 10 a.m. at the Community Center. For general information, contact Sandy Mayak at 724-258-2092

 

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . AUGUST 1-2 TRAX FARMS KIDS’ CAMP - Trax Farms,10-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (two sessions). August 1, at “Hear the Buzz” learn why we need our busy bees; August 2 at “Flower Power” grow your knowledge of flowers, and take part in an earthworm race. Fun, educational crafts and hands-on activities with our expert gardeners and award-winning greenhouse staff. Alternative crafts will be available in the case of rain. Parents must remain on the premises during camp. Tickets are $8 per child, per session. Store hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.). For more information, call 412-835-3246. AUGUST 1-4 “THE QUEST: A FAIRY TALE WITH ATTITUDE” - Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park. Children’s theatre show presented by Heritage Players on August 1 and 2 at 6 p.m., August 3 and 4 at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $2. For more information, call 412-831-6800, ext. 745. AUGUST 2 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, 56:30 p.m. All are welcome. AUGUST 3 3RD ANNUAL LOCAL FOODS POTLUCK DINNER - Peters Township Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Hosted by library’s GO Green Club and Cooking

Club. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish and recipe to share made with locally grown foods or some samples from their home gardens. Register to attend at programs@ptlibrary.org or at the library’s circulation desk by Wednesday, August 1. For more information, email the GO Green Club at ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com. AUGUST 4 CAR AND MOTORCYCLE CRUISE Olde Large Hotel, Rt. 51 in Jefferson Hills. Saturday, August 4 from 11A - 5P. DJ Charlie Brown, trophies, dash plaques, giveaways, food and drinks, 50/50 raffle. There is a $5 entry fee to be eligible for awards. For info call 412384-9950 or 412-897-7475.

information, visit www.fixurcat.org, contact Michelle at mitchbruce@gmail.com or call 724503-8523.

Ram. For more information, registration and hole sponsorship opportunities, call Alan Nogy at 412-400-4814 or visit toasttoourstars.org.

OLDIES DANCE - White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capitol Street, White Oak, 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit local veterans. Music by Candy and Mike. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

AUGUST 8 CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC Monongahela Armory, Second Street. Drop cats off between 7-7:30 a.m.; pick up by 3 p.m. Cost is $45 cash at drop off. Includes spay/neuter, rabies shot, distemper shot, flea & earmite treatment. One cat per carrier/crate. Sponsored by Washington County Feline Justice Program. Call 724-9413991 for appointment. Call 724-2587870 for questions.

VICTORY HILL CAR SHOW - Victory Hill Social Club, 25 Jones Lane, Monongahela, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per car; spectators are free. All cars and motorcycles are welcome. BBQ food, cold beverages, music, 50/50 raffle, shady areas, indoor restrooms.

AUGUST 4-5 WASHINGTON WINE, JAZZ AND POPS FESTIVAL - Mingo Creek County Park, Washington, Saturday, noon-7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Organized by and benefits Washington Symphony Orchestra and the Mental Health Association. Purchase advance tickets now for $20; includes admission (for either one or both days) and free wine-tastings. Call MHA weekdays at 724-225-2061, or visit the website www.washsym.org for the link to the Wine, Jazz and Pops Festival for tickets.

MINIATURE GOLF CHARITY TOURNAMENT - Red Carpet Golf and Recreation Center, 2200 Old National Pike, Washington. Dinner served at 5 p.m., golf begins at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person / $50 per foursome. Includes casual dinner, golf tournament, raffles, prizes. All proceeds go to Fix Ur Cat, a not-for-profit group supporting low-cost spay/neuter of cats in the Washington County area. For more

AUGUST 5 TOAST TO OUR STARS OF NORTH CHARLEROI GOLF OUTING - Rolling Green Golf Course, Eighty Four, 1 p.m. Four-person blind scramble, shotgun start. Entry fee of $65 per person includes golf, food and adult beverages during the day and at the turn, catered dinner by Texas Roadhouse and Par 3 skill prizes, including a new vehicle provided by Rotolo’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge

MONTHLY CARD PARTY - Odd Fellows Hall, 3684 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Gastonville, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Mon Valley Rebekah’s. Light lunch served. Public welcome. AUGUST 8-9 SUMMER BROADWAY REVUE Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, 7 p.m. Presented by Heritage Players. Features music from show favorites. Admission is $5. For more information, call 412831-6800, ext. 745 or visit www.heritageplayers.org. TRAX FARMS KIDS’ CAMP - Trax Farms, 10-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (two sessions). August 8 at “FruttiTutti” discover the world of fruit, and have some fruit salad fun; August 9 at “I


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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . Dig Veggies”” ride the hay wagon, and see firsthand how veggies grow. Fun, educational crafts and hands-on activities with our expert gardeners and award-winning greenhouse staff. Alternative crafts will be available in the case of rain. Parents must remain on the premises during camp. Tickets are $8 per child, per session. Store hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.). For more information, call 412-835-3246. AUGUST 8-11 ST. KATHARINE DREXEL FUNFAIR St. Germaine Parish Grounds at the corner of Horning and Baptist roads, Bethel Park, 6-11 p.m. nightly. Rides, games, flea market, Chinese auction, bingo, poker, entertainment, cotton candy, homemade lemonade, pizza, French fries, food booths! Sit-down dinners 57 p.m. Wednesday is spaghetti dinner, Thursday is pulled pork BBQ by Brentwood Express - Rowdy BBQ, Friday is fish dinner from Frisch’s and Saturday is broasted chicken. For more information, call 412-833-0223. AUGUST 10 WASHINGTON COUNTY FIREMAN’S CONVENTION PARADE - Ringgold Administration Building to Hill’s Restaurant 6 p.m. Hosted by New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department during borough’s Centennial Celebration. Lineup for parade participants will begin at 5 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Paul Pro at 412-370-4864. AUGUST 10-12

PRAISE AND WORSHIP IN THE PARK – Chess Park, Monongahela, noon to 9 p.m. Area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations join for praise, music, food and fellowship. Features musical performances, pony rides, children's activities, and food and informational booths. Free concert for area youth on Friday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Go Time Ministries. Anthem will perform at 6 p.m. Free

refreshments and prizes for those age 17 and under. All ages are welcome. Open worship service scheduled for Sunday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. Ministries wishing to join the day's festivities or anyone wishing more information should contact DJ Fogiato at 724-258-8119 or djbrick@comcast.net or First Christian Church at 724-258-3255 or visit www.fcmonongahela.com. AUGUST 10-18 PONY LEAGUE WORLD SERIES BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT - Lew Hays PONY Field, Washington Park. Features 10 teams of 13-/14-year-olds playing in a doubleelimination format. Championship Day is Saturday, August 18; pre-game ceremonies, 12:30 p.m. and first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Daily admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children (14 & under). Passes good for the entire series ($25/$15) will be available at the gates. Parking is free. There is plenty of seating in the bleacher decks along first and third base lines. Patrons are also welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy lawn seating with many comfortable vantage points. For more information, visit or call 724-222-2110. AUGUST 11 FLEA MARKET - Lot across from The Peacock’s Tale Antiques, 3 Valley View Road, Eighty Four, 8 a.m. Second and fourth Saturday of each month through September. Spaces available—just show up and set up for $15, payable day of sale. ANNUAL BOOBIE-WHITEY GOLF OUTING FOR CANCER RESEARCH Rolling Green Golf Course, Route 136, Eighty Four, shotgun start at 1 p.m. $65 per player. Food, drinks and prizes to follow at the Finleyville Community Center. For more information, contact Ellen Brawdy at 724-348-6178 (leave message).

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TRAX OUTDOOR SUMMER FLEA MARKET - Trax Farms, 7 a.m. In the grass area at the end of our main parking lot, park in your own 10’x20’ space and sell right from your vehicle. Cost for a space is $10 per day (collected at 9 a.m.) No pre-booking; all spaces are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Vendors sell antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food and much more. Store hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.). For more information, call 412-835-3246 or visit www.traxfarms.com. AUGUST 12 SUMMER FLAX FEST - Oliver Miller Homestead, Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle in South Park, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visitors to this historic landmark and Whiskey Rebellion site will see the processing of flax to linen from harvesting to rippling, retting, breaking, scutching, hackling, spinning, and being woven into cloth on the loom. Cultivating the flax patch and making linen cloth from it was once a very important part of a pioneer family’s lifestyle. Admission is $2. For more information and a map, visit our website at www.olivermiller.org or call 412835-1554. JEFFERSON HILLS COED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT - 885 Andrew Reilly Memorial Field, Route 885, Jefferson Hills, 8:30 a.m. Food and raffles. Hosted by Borough of Jefferson Hills Recreation Board. Eight Jefferson Hills neighborhood and business teams

have signed up to play. Proceeds benefit the Jefferson Hills volunteer fire companies—Floreffe, Gill Hall, and 885. Volunteer signups and donations of prizes are being taken by Colleen Concannon at 412-427-6737. AUGUST 12 WAHS 5TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF OUTING - Lindenwood Golf Club, 360 Galle Road, Canonsburg. Hole-in-one, consecutive putts, closestto-the-pin, $25,000 shootout, Chinese and silent auctions. Donation of $125 provides individuals with a round of golf with cart, lunch, post-tournament cocktail mixer and awards ceremony. Send donations payable to the WAHS, PO Box 66, Eighty Four PA 15330, attention K. Backo, golf outing. AUGUST 13 AUTHOR READING - Lori VanKirk Schue returns to Monongahela Area Public Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, 1 p.m. to read her newest book Moon Glow and Hyacinth. Followed by an art activity. PIONEER CLOGGERS - Washington County Fair, 2 p.m. The Pioneer Cloggers are a recreational dance club located in South Park. The club meets once a week. Seniors get in free. A beginners class will start soon, so if you are interested in learning how to clog dance, call 412-812-3972. See more listings on page 6.


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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . AUGUST 13 LIFE IN NORTH KOREA - A TALK WITH REPRESENTATIVE RICK SACCONE - South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road, South Park, 7 p.m. For one year, he was the only American living in North Korea. What was it like living there? How do the North Korean’s think? What was the U.S. doing there? See Representative Saccone’s personal slides and hear his stories. Call 412-833-5585 to register. AUGUST 13-16 HORSES UNLIMITED PONY CAMP Horses Unlimited, South Park, 10 a.m.2 p.m. For beginner riders ages 5 to 11; no experience is necessary. Activities include learning to groom (and bathe), saddle, bridle and ride a horse; how to feed and care for horses; “horsey” arts and crafts; and blacksmith and veterinary demonstrations. $295 per child. For more information, call 412-8357726, visit horsesunlimitedstables.com, and see photos on Facebook page at South Park Pony Rides - Allegheny County - Horses Unlimited. AUGUST 14 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - Bethel Park Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. All members and the general public are invited. Door prizes to be given out. For more information, call 724-984-6611. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE Published Monthly by Haniford Enterprises, LLC

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MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - South Park Township Community Room, 6:30 p.m. The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail is a group of individuals interested in the maintenance, improvement and promotion of 11 miles of Montour Trail from Library (Milepost 35.3) to Clairton (Milepost 46.3). For more information, visit www.montourtrail.org. AUGUST 16 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, 56:30 p.m. All are welcome. RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP OF PLEASANT HILLS MEETING - Fellowship Hall, Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive, Pleasant Hills. A representative of the Department of Energy will speak on energy. For additional information, or to indicate your intention to attend, call the church office at 412-655-2000. Please call by Friday, August 10 to be included in the lunch order. Cost for the lunch is only $6. AUGUST 18 PROJECT SWEET PEAS 2ND ANNUAL WALK FOR PREEMIE PEAS - Round Hill Park, 651 Round Hill Road, Elizabeth. Registration opens at 1 p.m. Participant (12 years of age or older) must raise a minimum of $25 in Editor Krista Ramsey Editorial Coordinator Judy Gramm

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pledges to participate. All walk-a-thon participants will receive five free raffle tickets, food and water; pre-register to receive a free event T-shirt. For more information, contact Kate Crawford at 724-268-0791 or kate@projectsweetpeas.com or visit www.projectsweetpeas.com and click on “Sweet Events.” FISHING DERBY - Canonsburg Lake/Dam, 9 a.m.-noon. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Prizes awarded in age categories. Bring your fishing pole, we supply the bait. Hosted by North Strabane Twp. Parks & Recreation. Preregistration is encouraged; visit the North Strabane Municipal Office or call 724-745-8880 or 724-745-0913. AUGUST 18-19 FIELDS TO FORK WEEKEND Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse, 315 Coleman Road, McDonald, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Haywagon rides, u-pick vegetables, cooking demos, guest farm market vendors. For more information and upick registration, visit Upcoming Events page at www.bednersgreenhouse.com or call 724-926-2541. AUGUST 19 SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI FAMILY PICNIC - Saint Francis of Assisi Church, just off Route 88, Finleyville, 1 p.m. to dusk. Chicken, kielbasa, hot dogs, barbequed lamb, sausage, kettlecooked corn on the cob, beverages and more. Entertainment provided by local

talent, bingo, games, kids’ activities, country store, craft shop and basket raffle. Food and amusement ticket books can be purchased for $5 before and after masses (6 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays) or at the picnic. Ticket books purchased before August 19 will include a ““bonus stub”” for hourly drawings at the picnic. AUGUST 25 PSYCHIC FAIR - Chapel of Oneness, West Mifflin. Explore past, present, future, and maybe even get a message from a loved one that has passed on. Special jewelry and gemstones that have been in the presence of prayers and healings and other metaphysical items for sale. For a $5 donation, have a nice lunch. For further information, call Rachael at 412-770-4961. FLEA MARKET - Lot across from The Peacock’s Tale Antiques, 3 Valley View Road, Eighty Four, 8 a.m. Second and fourth Saturday of each month through September. Spaces available—just show up and set up for $15, payable day of sale. COMMUNITY PIG ROAST - Christian Life Center of Thomas Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four, 3-7 p.m. Tickets include all food, games and entertainment; cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4 to 10 and children under age 4 are free. Meal includes pork (cooked on an outdoor rotisserie), corn

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, beverage and dessert; indoor, air-conditioned dining area and take-outs are available. Farmers’ market, music, fencing demonstration, waterslide, sumo wrestling, face painting, a clown. Call Pat at 724-743-1987 or the church office at 724-941-8910 for tickets, also available at picnic. VETERANS APPRECIATION FAMILY PICNIC - Clairton Sportsman’s Club, 412 Coal Valley Road, Jefferson Hills, 1 p.m. Hosted by Rep. Rick Saccone. Local veterans and their friends or family members from the 39th Legislative District are asked to RSVP to Saccone’s Jefferson Hills office at 412-653-1025 no later than Monday, August 6. TRAX OUTDOOR SUMMER FLEA MARKET - Trax Farms, 7 a.m. In the grass area at the end of our main parking lot, park in your own 10’x20’ space and sell right from your vehicle. Cost for a space is $10 per day (collected at 9 a.m.) No pre-booking; all spaces are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Bring your own tables and chairs, change and change box, and clean up your area before you leave—it’s that simple. Vendors sell antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food and much more. Store hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). For more information, call 412-8353246 or visit www.traxfarms.com.

AUGUST 26 FRONTIER FROLIC - Oliver Miller Homestead, Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle on Corrigan Drive in South Park. Learn about the practical as well as the lighter side of pioneer life. Sack races, picture scavenger hunt, Garden Varmint Toss, Table Top 9 Pins, Put ‘n Take, Shove ‘Ha Penny, and an early version of horseshoes. 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. Admission is $2. For more information, visit the website at www.olivermiller.org or call 412-835-1554. TRUCKS, TRACTORS & TROLLEYS AT THE PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Road, Washington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dozens of classic tractors, pickup trucks, delivery vehicles, and modern construction and commercial vehicles. Ride three different trolleys (running every 15 minutes) and tour the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, which houses nearly three dozen streetcars, and the

Restoration Shop. Event includes a World War II exhibit, food, music, model train display, and children’s play area. Those would like to display a vehicle during the show should arrive before 10 a.m.; first 50 arrivals receive a dash plaque. For more information, contact Matt Campbell at 724-228-9256 or vsm@pa-trolley.org. Admission rates are $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $6 children (3-15) and free for kids under 3. For further information, call 724-228-9256 or visit http://www.patrolley.org. AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 1 MYLAN CLASSIC - Southpointe Golf Club, 360 Southpointe Blvd., Canonsburg. Wednesday, August 29, Joe Grushecky (Southpointe Golf Club); Thursday, August 30, Scott Blasey of The Clarks at Southpointe Golf Club; Friday, August 31, Due West and Craig Morgan at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino; and Saturday,

September 1, Diamond Rio and Phil Vassar at Southpointe Golf Club). For more information, to purchase tickets and help the downtown Canonsburg revitalization project, visit the website at www.mylanclassic.com/buytix/OURTOWNCOOPERATIVEINC/. AUGUST 30 CHOOSING & KEEPING CHICKENS - South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road, 7 p.m. Presented by the Uniontown Poultry Association. Chickens make great pets, are cheap to buy and easy to keep and will provide you with a constant supply of fresh eggs. Learn how to find the chickens that are right for you and how to care for them. Please call 412-833-5585 to register.


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Park 'N Ride a Trolley to the Washington County Fair

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-and-ride trolley service from the Cooper Crouse-Hinds parking lot to the Washington County Fair from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday, August 11 through Saturday, August 18. The lot is conveniently located at 2800 North Main Street (Washington, PA 15301) at the corner of Country Club Road and is paved and lit. Parking is also available at the museum’s lot at 1 Museum Road, Washington. Roundtrip trolley tickets are $2 per person (though kids under 3 are free) and riders are taken to the main gate of the fair. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets will be sold aboard the trolleys, which run every 10 to 15 minutes. From 5 p.m. to midnight, trolleys run every 10 minutes and tickets can be purchased (cash only) at the ticket tent. In addition, there will also be regular tours of the museum. For further information, call 724-228-9256 or visit http://www.patrolley.org.

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South Park Women’s Club Selling Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” Passes The South Park Women’s Club will be participating in the Macy’s Shop for a Cause nationwide event on Saturday, August 25. Club members will be selling shopping passes for $5, which will entitle holders to exclusive savings in every Macy’s store that day as well as be entered to win a $500 Macy’s gift card. Proceeds from pass sales help South Park Women’s Club raise money for the various charitable events (e.g., scholarships, light-up night, needy families) it sponsors. For a Macy’s shopping pass, please contact any South Park Women’s Club member or Cindy Carfagno, president, at t232c@comcast.net or 412-831-1913 or Lilas Soukup, Secretary, at lilas3@verizon.net or 412-854-3762. Support of this very worthy cause is greatly appreciated!

Trucks, Tractors & Trolleys at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum will hold its annual Trucks, Tractors & Trolleys event on Sunday, August 26 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is the second year it has teamed with the Washington & Greene County Antique Tractor Association for Trucks, Tractors & Trolleys for the even. Visitors can see dozens of classic tractors, pickup trucks, delivery vehicles, and modern construction and commercial vehicles, including a waste management truck powered by natural gas. Visitors can ride three different trolleys (running every 15 minutes) and tour the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, which houses nearly three dozen streetcars, and the Restoration Shop. Event includes a World War II exhibit, food, music, model train display, and children’s play area. The museum welcomes those would like to display a vehicle during the show. Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee, though contributions are welcome. Vehicles should arrive before 10 a.m., with the first 50 arrivals receiving a dash plaque. All registrants receive two complimentary tickets and will also be randomly entered to win cash prizes and museum merchandise. For more information, contact Matt Campbell at 724-228-9256 or vsm@pa-trolley.org. Admission rates are $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $6 children (3-15) and free for kids under 3. The $35 family rate covers 2 adults/seniors and 4 kids. Admission includes all exhibits and activities, the Trolley Era introductory film and exhibits, unlimited trolley rides, a tour of the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, and the museum store. To reach the museum, take I-79 to Exit 41 Racetrack Road and follow the blue signs approximately four miles to the museum. For further information call 724228-9256 or visit http://www.patrolley.org.


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Washington County CYS Seeks Foster Families

Monongahela Resident Fed Up With Dilapidated, Rat-Infested House

Dear Editor, The Washington County Resource Unit of Washington County CYS (Foster Care Unit) is asking for your assistance to put the word out that we are in need of foster parents who can provide temporary, loving homes to children in our community. Ultimately, families are entrusted with meeting the needs of their children and providing for their safety and welfare. Unfortunately, we all know of circumstances when a parent is unable or unwilling to meet their children’s needs. It is in those circumstances that CYS is responsible for making sure that the children in Washington County are safe and that their needs are being met. These children are out of their homes through no fault of their own. These are kids who live in our neighborhoods, go to school with our children and play Little League games at our local parks and community centers. When children cannot remain in their own homes, we want to place them in the most homelike environment possible. We are always searching for caring and nurturing families who want to make a difference in the life of a child. Our unit works with children who cannot remain in their own homes for various reasons. These children will stay in foster care until it is safe for them to return home or their parents resolve the issues that prevent them for caring for their kids. Sometimes, the children cannot return to their homes for days or weeks, but often they are out of their homes for several months or longer. We are looking for people who love children and believe that children are a valuable resource and our future. We do not discriminate based on age, sex, race, ethnicity or marital status. Interested applicants should be able to demonstrate stable housing, verify their source of income, possess a valid driver’s license and operable motor vehicle, and be able to pass background criminal checks. We are looking for people from all walks of life with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Won’t you open your home and heart to local children who need you? We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and are willing speak in person at your church, PTA, or other organizations with which you are affiliated. Just give us a call. Feel free to post this letter in your lunch room, on your bulletin board, or anywhere that your staff and other interested parties may have access. To receive more information, call Linda K. in the Resource Care Unit at CYS at 724-228-6884. We extend to you our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. Washington County CYS Resource Unit

Dear Editor, The house at 1106-1108 Chess Street, Monongahela is located four feet away from mine and is owned by Jess Rigby, who has been in court for two years regarding its condition. We have begged officials to tear down the house, but the city has allowed the house to stay standing. The assistant code officer says, “The house will not pass inspection until it is 100% turn-the-key, move-right-in livable up to code,” yet the house is NOT up to code. We have been told the inside is in no way livable. It does not have two kitchens, two bathrooms, two furnaces and two hot water tanks as is required of a duplex. The 1106 side has never even had water service. Rats and mice enter and exit the house through the big gaps where the basement windows SHOULD meet the foundation but do not. You can see the rotted, leadpaint-infested, termite-ridden, moldy wood they threw in the basement instead of disposing it in a dumpster. On hot days, the stench of paint coming from the house is sickening as there are tons of open paint cans lying inside the house that were not disposed of properly. There are still bees, hornets and wasps living all over the exterior of the house. NO ONE has done any work on the house since the painters temporarily covered up the lead-based paint siding last fall. The painters said the paint Rigby told them to use to cover the lead paint will not hold because ALL of the siding is rotted and the paint is not oil based like they were supposed to use. They said Rigby didn't want to pay the extra expense for oil-based paint. Debris Rigby dumped on the front porch last spring still sits there. The grass is at least knee high and has not been cut since May. The weeds along the back of the house are all overgrown. There is a tree growing out of the foundation in the back of the house by the sidewalk. Even though Rigby and his sister, who moved out of the house in 2002, allow the house to sit in this deplorable condition, they requested at a June 2010 council meeting that the city not demolish the house because “affordable housing is in high demand in the valley” and “their family’s house is important to them.” Yet the house stands empty and abandoned. No one does ANYTHING to this house except for the rodents and insects. I have a rental that I must get inspected before a tenant can move in so much as a box, but there was someone living in this house off and on for a few months even though it does not have a working bathroom. I heard someone talking about the corruption in New Eagle— move over to Monongahela, and you'll see corruption! The city picks and chooses who follows what codes, laws and ordinances. We call the circle of people who do whatever they want the “P N’ C Group” (Pick N’ Choose Group). And it’s not just Rigby that gets away with everything. There are others. We know of four duplexes located near us that are never inspected, yet people move in and out. Regarding demolishing the Rigby house, the mayor said that he did not want to lose another tax base yet the city has since demolished at least 15 houses that were in much better condition. How does that work? OH! That's the “P N’ C Group” again! If you know someone in the city building, then you can abandon your home and leave it a health hazard or death trap and it will stay standing. We told everyone at the city building that once they told Judge Pozonsky the house was not going to be demolished, Rigby would walk away. And that’s EXACTLY what he has done yet again. And now we’re stuck living by this disgusting, rat-infested house.

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Local Valley Health System Elects New Boards The visionary leadership that is guiding Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its parent organization, Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., as they advance their mission - which is to enhance the health of the residents of the mid- Mon Valley area - was strengthened with the election of officers for 2012-2013 at their annual meetings. John D. Fry, president and owner of Procurement Specialty Group, Inc. has been re-elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. and chairman of the Board of Trustees Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc. This John D. Fry marks Mr. Fry’s third term as the leader of the boards. In addition, R. Carlyn Belczyk was re-elected vice chairman and Jeff M. Kotula was re-elected secretary of both boards. These officers are also will be serving their third terms which begin on July 1. In other developments, John A. Holets, M.D., and Kevin Lee were elected to the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. and Bradley M. Bassi was elected to both boards. Members of the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.’s Board who also were elected to serve on the Hospital’s Board of Trustees include: James C. Grech, R. G. Krishnan, M.D. and Jamie L. Prah. Also re-elected to the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.’s Board were: James J. Connolly, D.D.S.; Karen L. Quinto; Steven J. Sukal; and Charles W. Zubritsky III. Those re-elected to both Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.’s Board and Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Board of Trustees included: Michal Lementowski, M.D.; William J. Miller,Jr. and Charles R. Muia.

RSVP by August 6 for Veterans Appreciation Family Picnic Rep. Rick Saccone will host a family picnic in appreciation of local military veterans on Saturday, August 25 at the Clairton’s Sportsman’s Club, 412 Coal Valley Road beginning at 1 p.m. Saccone believes that honoring our military heroes through this special family picnic is “the least I can do to see that every single veteran in the 39th Legislative District truly understands how much their service to our country is appreciated.” Local veterans and their friends or family members from the 39th Legislative District are asked to RSVP to Saccone’s Jefferson Hills office at 412-653-1025 by Monday, August 6.

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Dr. Gary Cartwright Awards Scholarships

Winners of Dr. Gary Cartwright Scholarships are (front row) Nathaniel Briggs, Nicolas Greaves, (back row) Coyne Hopey, and Carli Moorehead, pictured with Dr. Cartwright.

Dr. Gary Cartwright, an orthodontist with offices in McMurray and Bethel Park, recently awarded four $500 scholarships to four high school seniors. Every year, he conducts an essay contest for all past and present patients who are furthering their education. The topic was “What would you like to study after high school and why?” Winners this year are Nathaniel Briggs of South Park, son of Thomas and Nicolina, who will attend The University of Pittsburgh to study medicine; Nicolas Greaves of Monongahela, son of Jim and Maria, who will attend Washington and Jefferson College to study chemistry; Carli Ann Moorehead of McDonald, daughter of David and Maryellen, who will attend Drexel University to study biomedical engineering; and Coyne Hopey of Mt. Lebanon, daughter of Stephen and Carole, who will attend University of Findlay to study pre-vet and biology. This is the 13th year Dr. Cartwright has awarded the scholarships.

RMLG Hosts DOE Speaker at August Meeting The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group (RMLG) of Pleasant Hills will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Thursday, August 16 in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive in Pleasant Hills. One of the major topics of conversation these days, both polite and political, is energy. At the August meeting, a representative of the Department of Energy will speak on this topic. One DOE installations is local, found at the former Bureau of Mines Bruceton location. RMLG of Pleasant Hills is a non-profit group that has met for about 40 years. Members are from throughout the South Hills and the general Pittsburgh area. The group meets monthly for lunch and an entertaining or informative program. For additional information, or to indicate your intention to attend, call the church office at 412-655-2000. Please call by Friday, August 10 to be included in the lunch order. Cost for the lunch is only $6.


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Finleyville Scout Troop Participates in Flag Retirement By Paul Chasko

Boy Scout Troop 1452 of Finleyville recently assisted in the ceremonial retirement of hundreds of used and worn American flags. The worn flags are burned as part of a ceremony befitting our national emblem. Unless you’ve noticed the small sign near the intersecThe Mon Valley Leathernecks advance tion of Corrigan Drive and their colors into the American Flag Brownsville Road, you’re Retirement Plaza in South Park. most likely unaware that there is an American Flag Retirement Plaza in South Park, located on Wooden Gap Road near the police station. The circular plaza is constructed from cut stone with a stone back wall and polished stone floor with a center fire pit. Many area veterans organizations accept and store used and worn flags until a sufficient number have been collected to warrant a retirement ceremony. On June 24, Boy Scout Troop 1452 from Finleyville participated in a flag retirement ceremony at the plaza. Well over 200 worn American flags had been collected and transported there, and the Scouts and Mon Valley Leathernecks brought the Master Sergeant Mark Lucci colors into the plaza accompanied by bagpipes. The addresses the audience. bugler sounded attention and all sung the “Star Spangled Banner.” Speakers were introduced, and the ceremony included an invocation by Richard Demski and comments from Scouts leaders, State Representative Rick Saccone, Union Twp. Supervisor Steve Parish and Master Sergeant Mark Lucci, veteran of three tours of duty in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Afghanistan. At this point, Scouts began adding the hundreds of flags to the fire already burning in the pit. The following reading accompanied the burning: Scouts carry the flags to the fire with honor. I am your flag. I was born June 14, 1777. I am the hope of the oppressed people of the world. I am the silent sentinel of freedom. I am the emblem of the greatest nation on earth. I am the inspiration for which Americans gave their lives and fortunes. I have led your sons and daughters to battle from Valley Forge to the blistering heat of the Arabian Peninsula. I walk in silence with your honored dead to their resting place. I fly in peace and war, strife and prosperity. As this fire brightly burns, my spirit is released to fill the hearts of future generations. Go to our website at www.unionfinley.com and click on “Gallery” for more photos of this event by Paul Chasko.

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Washington County Community Foundation Elects Officers and Trustee The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the election of officers and one new trustee at its recent annual meeting. Elected as chairman of the board is William M. Campbell, President of Camalloy and Chairman of the Board of Washington Financial. Campbell joined the WCCF Board in 2005 and has served on both the Executive and Investment committees. Newly elected board members of the Washington County Elected as vice-chairman is Community Foundation are (clockwise from top left) William M. Campbell, Chair; William G. Stough, Treasurer; Deborah Takach, Vice Edward C. Morascyzk, Secretary; and Deborah Takach, President of Business Banking Vice-Chair. William M. Kline III (not pictured) for First Commonwealth was elected as a trustee. Bank. Re-elected as secretary is Edward C. Morascyzk, Senior Partner in the law firm of Morascyzk Stopperich & Associates. Elected as treasurer is William G. Stough, Treasurer of Audia Group, a privately held holding company with various investments in the plastics industry. Newly elected as a trustee is William M. Kline, III. Kline, President of the Three Rivers Auction Company, a full-time auctioneer specializing in the appraisals of estate auctions, antiques, and decorative arts.

Community Action Southwest Shares Results of Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program In partnership with the County of Washington, Community Action Southwest (CAS) recently concluded its three-year Homeless Prevention & Rapid ReHousing Program, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. CAS received $1.7 million dollars of the county’s grant award that was a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through this funding, CAS was able to provide financial assistance, case management and housing relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless or those experiencing homelessness in Washington County. Specifically, over the three-year grant period, CAS Housing Counselors assisted a total of 1,790 individuals comprising 819 households in Washington County; of these, 1,606 found and secured permanent and stable housing. CAS trained housing counselors also assisted program participants with immediate crisis resolution, assessments of need, linkage and coordination of services and the development of individual action plans. They also monitored participant progress, identified and eliminated barriers to housing as well as processed vouchers for rent and utility assistance. CAS’ Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program was part of its Community Action WORKS initiative designed to serve clients in a comprehensive fashion through the Family Economic Success Program Service Area of the agency. Addressing adult education, employability, skill development, housing and asset development, while creating opportunities and providing support for economic independence is the framework through which client success is realized at the agency.


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Mon Valley School Craft/Vendor Fair Set for November 3 The annual Mon Valley School Craft/Vendor Fair will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mon Valley School, 555 N. Lewis Run Road in Jefferson Hills (just up from Bowser Pontiac on Route 51 or off of Route 885 by CCAC’s South Campus). This year’s show will feature 95 craft/vendor tables, door prizes, food, refreshments and a spectacular Chinese auction. Last year’s auction table featured 80 baskets. The $2 admission fee entitles you a chance to win a door prize. Mon Valley School is one of the three special education centers of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. All proceeds from the fair will benefit student activities. If you are a crafter or vendor and would like to participate in the Mon Valley School Craft/Vendor Fair, now is the time to contact the school at 412-469-2551 for more information.

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“Friends” Plan Fall Book Sale It’s never too early to think “Book Sale,” so as a summertime reminder The Friends of South Park Township Library would like you to keep reading and saving your books for its Fall Book Sale at the South Park Township Community Center, 2575 Brownsville Road in South Park. The sale is Thursday, October 18, 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the ever-popular “$5-A-Bag Day.” Due to lack of storage space we cannot accept items until late September and would appreciate your keeping all items in a clean, dry area so they will be in a good saleable condition. If you or someone you know has books and items and needs assistance in getting them to the library or plans to move before the sale dates, please call the library at 412-833-5585 to make special arrangements. All proceeds for the Friends book sale benefit the library. Following are items needed for the sale: all books (e.g., hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, children, adult, school, educational, coffee table), old records, albums, books on tape, audio music tapes, CDs, DVDs, video tapes, video games, computer and electronic games and programs, games, puzzles, toys and stuffed animals. Games, puzzles and toys should contain all parts and pieces and placed in taped up boxes. Friends do not accept magazines, small Reader’s Digests, National Geographics, jewelry or flea market/garage sale items. Computer books, programs, discs, business or tax publications, manuals and directories should be no older than one year. These items can be recycled from your home on recyclable days or dropped off at your local recyclable bins. Encyclopedia sets are no longer accepted for the sale.

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Washington County Community Foundation’s Arts Fund Receives Fundraising Challenge From The Heinz Endowments The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) Arts Fund has been approved for a $125,000 challenge grant from The Heinz Endowments. The Arts Fund awards grants for arts education and appreciation, including the performing, visual, and creative arts, as well as cultural and historic projects in the community. It serves as the basis of the Foundation’s current “Art of Giving” marketing campaign, which aims to educate the public about the various ways of giving and county arts and cultural programming as well as cultivate prospective donors. “Thanks to an extraordinary lead gift of $52,000 from Alvin and Carol Berthold, and the generosity of several other Foundation donors who appreciate the arts, we are more than half-way toward the $125,000 goal,” said Richard White, WCCF Chairman. “We are seeking the community’s support to enable us to raise $60,500 to receive the entire Heinz Endowments grant. Contributions of any amount are most welcome.” Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Arts Fund by check to WCCF – Arts Fund, Washington County Community Foundation, Chapman Annex, 331 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. To contribute securities or other assets, please contact the WCCF at 724222-6330.


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Local Child Loses Mother, Grandmother, and Home: Reach Out to Help “Little Zachary”

Finleyville Enlists Washington County Cleanup Help

by Heather Kelley-Latorre

Zachary Akermen’s story sounds like a movie with a plot straight from fiction. But unfortunately for “Little Zach” and his family, the plot is a reality they endure every day. It all started with a futile robbery in 2007 during which Zach’s mother, Jody Wilcher Burdette, of Clairton was shot and killed as she was walking home from a convenience store. Zach was only Zachary Akerman and his mother Jody Wilcher three years old at the time, and his Burdette, who was killed in an attempted robbery. grandmother, Patricia Oates, and her husband, Bruce Oates, also of Clairton, took him in and had been raising him since then in the only home he now remembers. Even after such a tragedy, loss continued to infiltrate this little boy’s life, when a year ago, right before Christmas, Zach’s grandmother died suddenly. To try and keep a small measure of consistency in his life, Bruce continues to raise the “son” he loves so dearly. This was still not the end of Zachary’s misfortune—a house The only home Zachary remembers was fire set this summer by a child arsonist recently destroyed in a fire, along with all of his belongings. destroyed the house as well as any material thing his mother and grandmother had ever given him. Bruce and Zach were not home at the time of the fire and continue to live their lives as best they can. To help them, Zach’s aunt, Tracy Hill, is telling her nephew’s story. She has created a Facebook page “Help Little Zachary” to assist with collecting items that will help replace those lost in the fire. Hill is thankful, as “people are helping from everywhere.” And she credits those nearest her. “I have a good team of support, they are all amazing!” If you would like to help by providing an item lost in the fire, visit the Facebook page or a PNC branch to make a donation to the “Bruce and Zach Fire Fund.” You may also contact Tracy Hill directly at 412-805-0377.

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By Paul Chasko

There are a fair number of folks who’ve come out on the losing end of a brush with the law and have some hours of community service attached to a judge’s sentence, but how do they work off those hours? Finleyville Mayor Mike Kutsek has made use of a novel Finleyville enlisted the help of Washington County “volunteers” Washington County who owed community service time, and the Finleyville dump “Community Services truck led the community service bus through town. Program” that provides the ways and means for them to complete these service hours to obtain some free labor to help with community cleanup. The program, run by the Washington County Court System, takes community requests for labor assistance, schedules the work crew and buses the “volunteers” to the community where help is needed. This is the fourth time Mayor Kutsek has made use of the program, and it’s worked out well for everyone concerned. A work crew showed up in Finleyville the weekend before July 4 to spruce up the borough before the annual celebration. These “volunteers” cut weeds and painted curbs and fire hydrants. The guys and gals came with some supervision, and Carl Kelly manned the borough truck to haul weeds out of the work areas. For a job well done, Mayor Mike bought lunch at DaBuzi’s – Pizza and Subs.

Omission The July issue of the Union-Finley Messenger included a listing of the current officers of the Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department. The following officer was inadvertently omitted: David Kegel, Treasurer. We apologize for the omission.


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Court Hears Arguments on Finleyville Airport Hazards Cost to UT Taxpayers approaches $200,000 By Paul Chasko

On July 13 in her chambers, Judge Katherine B. Emery met with attorneys representing the Finleyville Airport, Union Township and Mary Parish over the issue of trees blocking the flight path of planes at the end of the airport runway. Certain trees on approximately 15 acres of land owned by Parish and other property owners in Union Township are located in the approach path to the Finleyville Airport runway. Union Township’s Airport Hazards Zoning Ordinance (2008-11) requires that the trees be either cut down or trimmed. If an aircraft should have an accident found to be due to these trees, Union Township and the individual board members may be ruled liable as the township is in violation of its own Airport Hazards Zoning Ordinance. The Department of Transportation in its latest and prior inspections has cited the Finleyville Airport to be in violation of the Airport Hazards Zoning Ordinance and has made requests that the trees be cut. Property owners in violation of the ordinance have resisted having the trees cut down or trimmed. To date, there has been no trimming of the trees but representatives of PennDOT’s Department of Aviation have again identified the groups of trees in violation of the flight path restrictions. At the conclusion of the July 13 meeting, attorneys Christopher Furman (Makel and Associates) for Union Township and Gerald Cook for the Finleyville Airport briefed those present in the courtroom, including representatives of Finleyville Airport and Union Township Supervisor Larry

Spahr, on the outcome of the meeting. From the comments passed on by the attorneys, Judge Emery would view any trimming of the trees to be a positive move but she insists that a transfer of the 15 acres of Parish property to Union Township be the goal as a permanent solution to this issue. To that effect, Union Township will bring before its board a proposal to purchase the property for $95,000. An independent appraiser recently set this as the fair market value of the property. Supervisor Spahr commented that the Union Township Treasurer was asked to compile all costs incurred by the township related to this issue. Going back to 2005, she has accounted for $46,000 in litigation fees and other costs paid for from the General Fund. Spahr commented that if the litigation costs prior to the 2005 purchase and those resulting from the purchase were added to the cost of cutting the trees, the cost to Union Township taxpayers would approach $200,000. If the property were sold to Union Township, it would in turn offer to sell the property to the Finleyville Airport. When asked why the property could not be sold directly to the airport, Council commented that the township must take the action as it is in violation of the ordinance. Further complicating the issue is a gas well on the Parish property that also intrudes on the airspace by about four feet, according to the airport representatives. These representatives say that the well was installed after Union Township passed the Airport Hazards Ordinance. Judge Emery has scheduled another meeting with the attorneys on August 28 to review progress toward a transfer of property.

Donations Assist Mingo Cemetery The drive to raise funds for the continued maintenance of Mingo Cemetery has been successful. The Mingo Cemetery Corp. and Secretary/Treasurer Ron Bewick wish to thank all who donated and the Union-Finley Messenger for “getting out the word.” This drive pulled the cemetery out of its immediate financial bind, but please remember that the need to maintain this historic site continues.


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WAHS 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing The Washington Area Humane Society (WAHS) will host its 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Sunday, August 12, at Lindenwood Golf Club in Canonsburg. All proceeds benefit the WAHS in support of our mission to the animals for which it cares. Individuals and businesses are invited to participate in the fundraiser. Golf-oriented contests will consist of hole-in-one, consecutive putts, closest-to-the-pin and a $25,000 shootout. A donation of $125.00 provides individuals with a round of golf with cart, lunch, post-tournament cocktail mixer and awards ceremony. Also included are Chinese and silent auctions. If you are unable to attend but want to help support the WAHS we encourage you to send donations payable to the WAHS, PO Box 66, Eighty Four PA 15330 attention K. Backo golf outing.

Mon Valley Cloggers Offer Free Beginner Clog Dance Lessons The Mon Valley Cloggers will be offering four free beginner clog dance lessons on Mondays, September 11, 18, and 25 and October 1. Clog dancing is a percussive dance easily described as “hillbilly tap dance.” The Mon Valley Cloggers are the area’s most prominent cloggers, having performed over 700 shows in southwestern Pennsylvania since organization in 1992. The free lessons allow the beginner to try clog dancing before committing. Those who continue pay $20 for each ten-week session. If you bring a friend and you both continue to the second session, you each pay half price! If you and your teenager take lessons, the teen only pays his/her age in dollars for a ten-week session. For more information or to register, call Cliff or Pat Loehr at 412-384-6442, email Cloggin-Cliff@comcast.net or visit MonValleyCloggers.com.

Ringgold Class of 1972 40th Reunion The Ringgold High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6 at Anthony’s on the Mon in Lower Speers. Classmates wishing to attend this event are asked to contact Terri Josephi Clement by phone at 724-747-2243 or email tclement45@comcast.net. Information and registration for the event is also available on the class’s Facebook site: Ringgold High School Class of ’72 Reunion (event), at: https://www.facebook.com/events/207058966086793/.

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Services Provided for Domestic Violence Victims During the summer, many people enjoy gathering with their families at picnics. We do not think about those individuals for whom family gatherings are violent and tension filled. Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA can help those who live with violence or the fear of violence in their relationships. DVSSP provides safe shelter, hotlines, legal advocacy and numerous other support services for victims of domestic violence. All services are free and confidential. Whether you are currently in an abusive relationship or have already left one, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA empowerment counseling can help you. Our individual empowerment counseling provides one-on-one counseling, information and referrals and advocacy (general & legal). Do you need someone to talk to about the domestic violence you have experienced or witnessed? Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA offers weekly support groups for women and family members who have been directly or indirectly involved with domestic violence. The support groups are free and confidential. To find out more, call 724-223-9190 or 1-800-791-4000 in Washington County, 724-852-2463 in Greene County, or 724-439-9500 in Fayette County. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics are often the first responders to acts of domestic violence. If you work as or with first responders and would like to request literature for your office or training for your staff, please contact the Education and Training Department of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA at 724-223-5477 in Washington County, 724-852-2373 in Greene County, or 724-437-2530 in Fayette County.

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PA Representative Rick Saccone Updates Constituents By Ken Askew

As a method of staying in touch with his constituents, PA Representative Rick Saccone (39th State Legislative District) holds what he calls a “Morning Coffee and Conversation” forum every couple of months; his latest interface on July 19 in South Park PA State Representative Rick Saccone intently listens to the opinTownship drew an audiions of his constituents at a meeting in South Park Township. ence of 21 politically interested people—some with strong opinions. Saccone’s PowerPoint slide and video presentation informed the attendees of the latest happenings in Harrisburg. Three hot-button issues provoked the most debate among the audience members, with Saccone sometimes taking the role of referee: voter identification rules, welfare reform and the perceived quality level of public schools. Other topics included: the state budget (lucrative state pensions account for $300M expenditure this year, but are under-funded for the future by $40B); higher education (funding for state universities is cut by 2% this year); transportation system (26% of the state’s bridges are “structurally deficient,” but funding is not available to fix them); and Shell’s natural gas cracker plant in Beaver County (tax credit will begin in 2017). Information about proposed legislation cosponsored by Saccone included: government reform (PA has 203 representatives--the largest full-time body in the U.S., but a reduction in size to 153 is being considered), reducing the maximum tenure from no limit down to 12 years (3 terms for senators, or 6 terms for representatives), a requirement for random drug testing of welfare recipients, and prohibition of tobacco purchases and cash-back transactions with welfare funds. As a result of the census every decade, re-districting in Pennsylvania is necessary because population is swelling in the Eastern part of the state but shrinking in the Western section. Consequently, South Park Township will be split between two legislative districts, but Elizabeth and Carroll townships will be respectively reunited under one district. Clairton will leave the 39th District. Upcoming Saccone-sponsored local events include another coffee forum on September 12 at the Blue Flame restaurant, a Veterans Appreciation picnic on August 25 at the Clairton Sportsman Club, a Senior Expo on October 4 at the Broughton Fire Hall and a Religious Liberty bus tour of Harrisburg on October 15.

New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Parade August 10 The New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department will host the Washington County Fireman’s Convention Parade on Friday, August 10 during borough’s Centennial Celebration. Line-up for parade participants will begin at 5 p.m. at the Ringgold Administration Building. The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will proceed from Ringgold Administration Building to Hill’s Restaurant. If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Paul Pro at 412-370-4864.


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Jefferson Hills Residents Film Movie Locally By Charlotte Hopkins

Get ready movie buffs—Jon Ong and Ben Petry of Jefferson Hills are breaking through to Hollywood with Silent Rue, a movie that they created and filmed locally. Ong and Petry came up with idea for the movie, which began as a film project when they were high school students in Middlebury, IN. Eight years later, they filmed Silent Rue at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, parts of Pittsburgh, CrossRoads Community Church and along Scotia Hollow Road in Jefferson Hills. CrossRoads served as their base camp to store equipment and supplies, and they used its parking lot to test camera angles. The flick’s final climactic scene involving a simulated car collision was shot in the lot Jefferson Hills residents Jon Ong and Ben Petry filmed their movie Silent Rue by “Green Man’s Tunnel,” where Piney at locations throughout Pittsburgh. Fork Road and Snowden intersect. The movie’s main character is Daniel Shroud, a writer for Fallout magazine who is up for a journalism award. Meanwhile, his community is filled with grief and fear due to an escaped convict who may be responsible for a string of fatal car crashes. As Shroud's award night approaches, his dreams are haunted by a mime named Rudy, who just might be the serial car killer. What does Rudy want with Daniel? Will Daniel win his award? These are the mysteries that Ong and Petry unwrap. Ong, a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, is director and producer of the movie. He worked on the Tom Cruise film, Jack Reacher, that also was filmed in Pittsburgh and is now working on the Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas.” Petry co-stars in the film as a mime named Rudy, and Megan Lewis of West Elizabeth worked onset as a craft service assistant. The movie was funded by Jon Ong, Ben Petry and the sketch comedy group Milton Roe. Ong plans to hold the movie premiere at several film festivals and at venues in Jefferson Hills, Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County where the movie was filmed. The premiere date has not yet been set.

Mylan Classic Coming to Southpointe Golf Club The Mylan Classic at Southpointe Golf Club will be held August 29 to September 1 and will feature not only some awesome golf but a great lineup of entertainment by national recording artists. This year’s concert schedule is Wednesday, August 29, Joe Grushecky (Southpointe Golf Club); Thursday, August 30, Scott Blasey of The Clarks at Southpointe Golf Club; Friday, August 31, Due West and Craig Morgan at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino; and Saturday, September 1, Diamond Rio and Phil Vassar at Southpointe Golf Club). For more information, to purchase tickets and to help the downtown Canonsburg revitalization project at the same time, visit www.mylanclassic.com/buytix/OURTOWNCOOPERATIVEINC/.

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Mid-Mon Valley Shipmates July Meeting Bill Hess, CO, opened the meeting, followed by the playing of the Navy Hymn, the invocation by Chaplain Marshall Lignian, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Roll call was taken and all were present except Yeoman Jim Caldwell. Barry Anders, XO, read the minutes of the June meeting, which were then approved. Treasurer Joe Acton read the Treasurer’s Report, which was also approved. HM-1 Patrick Maloy of N. Charleroi read the application for membership, approved by the members present. Committee reports: • Local Vets Council - Plans are progressing for the November 11 parade; however, help is still being requested. • All who attended the Flag Day Services held in Mon City were thanked, and the Mon City Elks Lodge presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Shipmates for their participation in this service. • Christmas Party - Jim Caserta will be entertainment chair. • Due to another hospital stay by Joe Gallo, he tendered his resignation as chairman. • Marshall Lignian offered two free CDs of patriotic hymn to anyone who wished to have them. • Sally Stephenson reluctantly requested to be relieved from the Mon Valley Vet's Council. Fred Owens accepted to be her replacement. • This year's Wal-Mart tag day was a huge success, and thanks was extended to all who took part in donating their time manning the doors. • Sick List - Myron Sepitko, John Cooper, Rich Walters, Rocky Johnson, Perry Schwartz, James Bath, Joe Zywann and Ken Drummond. Welcome back extended to Nora Villella and Jim Coulter for their attendance at tonight's meeting • Robert Mascetta won the nightly drawing. Chaplain Marshall Lignian gave the dismissal prayer, and the meeting was adjourned until the next regular meeting on August 7, 2012.

Horses Unlimited Pony Camp Set for August 13-16 Horses Unlimited in South Park will hold its last Pony Camp of the 2012 season on August 13 - 16. Pony Camp is for beginner riders ages 5 to 11; no experience is necessary. Activities at camp, held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, include learning to groom (and bathe), saddle, bridle and ride a horse; how to feed and care for horses; "horsey" arts and crafts; and blacksmith and veterinary demonstrations. Camp is limited to 12 children. Fee is $295 per child. For more information on Pony Camp as well as our "Pony, Pop & Pizza Birthday Parties," call 412-8357726, visit our website at horsesunlimitedstables.com, and see photos on Facebook page at South Park Pony Rides - Allegheny County Horses Unlimited.

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Trax Farms Hosts Outdoor Summer Flea Markets, Kids’ Camp Trax Farms is hosting these upcoming events and is located at 528 Trax Road, Finleyville (Rt. 88, between Library and Finleyville). Store hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). For more information, call 412-835-3246 or visit www.traxfarms.com. Trax Farms will hold its Outdoor Summer Flea Markets again this year! The next are scheduled for Saturdays, August 11 and 25, at 7 a.m. In the grass area at the end of our main parking lot, you can park in your own 10’x20’ space and sell right from your vehicle. Cost for a space is $10 per day (collected at 9 a.m.) No pre-booking; all spaces are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Bring your own tables and chairs, change and change box, and clean up your area before you leave—it’s that simple. Shoppers 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.

Kids’ Camp Trax also will host a Kids’ Camp August 1, 2, 8 and 11 from 10-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. (two sessions). Join us for fun, educational crafts and hands-on activities with our expert gardeners and award-winning greenhouse staff. Each day offers different activities: August 1 is "Hear the Buzz;" learn why we need our busy bees. August 2 is "Flower Power;" grow your knowledge of flowers, and take part in an earthworm race. August 8 is "Frutti-Tutti;" discover the world of fruit, and have some fruit salad fun. August 9 is "I Dig Veggies;” ride the hay wagon, and see firsthand how veggies grow. Alternative crafts will be available in the case of rain. Parents must remain on the premises during camp. Tickets are $8 per child, per session.

Mon River Arts Presents Gilligan’s Island the Musical What better way to celebrate the summer than a reunion with your favorite castaways! Mon River Arts will present Gilligan’s Island the Musical Friday and Saturdays, August 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, August 5 and 12, at 2 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, 207 S. 2nd Avenue, Elizabeth. This musical comedy by Sherwood Schwartz and Lloyd Schwartz, with music by Hope Juber and Laurence Juber, is based on the popular television show of the ‘60s. Cost is adults, $16; students and seniors, $14. Discounts are available for groups. This production is appropriate for all ages. For more information, contact Margaret Fleischauer at 412-384-0504 (theatre), 412-277-0206 (cell) or monriverarts@gmail.com.

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Economic Impact of Mon Riverfronts to be Focus of Expanded Program Six Monongahela River communities in Western PA, struggling to recover from the decline of industry a generation ago, will be the focus of a grant aimed at building closer connections to their riverfronts and revitalizing their local economies. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) received a $200,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to continue and expand the work of its River Town Program along the Monongahela River. PEC’s River Town Program is based on a cooperative, collaborative approach that builds closer connections between communities and their riverfronts as a significant asset with the potential for attracting visitors, business, and economic revival. As these communities begin to realize the economic potential represented by the river as a resource, they become invested in its long-term sustainability. “Proximity to the river is a valuable asset to any community,” said Davitt Woodwell, executive vice president for PEC. “An important goal of this program is to help these six communities understand how to best harness that asset and use it in a way that makes sense for them.” The Mon River Town Program, launched in early 2011 with initial support from the Benedum Foundation, works with six communities in Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties: Point Marion, Greensboro, Rices Landing, Fredericktown, Brownsville, and California. Examples of projects supported by this program include streetscape improvements, special events, improved signage, and business retention and attraction strategies. To learn more about the Mon River Towns, visit www.monrivertowns.com.

Borough of Jefferson Hills to Sponsor Coed Softball Tournament August 12 The Borough of Jefferson Hills Recreation Board will host a Coed Softball Tournament on Sunday, August 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the 885 Andrew Reilly Memorial Field, Route 885, Jefferson Hills. Eight Jefferson Hills neighborhood and business teams have signed up to play in the tournament with the proceeds benefitting the Jefferson Hills volunteer fire companies—Floreffe, Gill Hall, and 885. Tournament day will feature the sale of food and raffles. Volunteer signups and donations of prizes are being taken by Colleen Concannon at 412-427-6737.


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Recent Local Death Notices Appolonia - Julia, 88, of Monongahela died June 18. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Barantovich - Mary Grace “Bebe Bell,” 90, of Monongahela died July 12. Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. Bove - Margaret M., 87, formerly of Finleyville died June 21. Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. Domenick - Ethel M., 85, of Monongahela died June 25. Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. Eichler - Rich (Veronick), 84, of Large/Jefferson Hills died June 30. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. Gandley - Robert Eugene, 74, of Monongahela died June 10. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Herman - Emma May, 84, of New Eagle died June 13. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Hess - Marjorie, 48, formerly of Venetia died June 4. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Huwalt - Catherine M., 93, of Jefferson Hills died July 3. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. Kennedy - Wilhelmina June, 81, of Monongahela (Valley Inn) died July 10. Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. Kenward - Stanley B., 100, of Monongahela died June 2. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Kepcsynski - Andrew “Midge,” 90, of Monongahela (Gallatin) died July 3.

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Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. King - Mildred (Braum), 82, of Clairton died July 4. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. Kistler - Patricia L., 65, of Monongahela died June 15. Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. Large - James Robert, 79, of Carroll Twp. died June 27. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Leach - Deborah K., 49, of Monongahela died June 28. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Mikush - Clara, 84, of Finleyville died July 13. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Nabozny - Stanley P., 80, of Finleyville died July 11. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Quattrone - Mariangela “Mary” Urso, 94, of Gallatin died June 12. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Rodgers - Ninetta M., 75, of Finleyville died July 13. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Westwood Ernest, 87, of Monongahela died June 12. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. Young - George Patrick Jr., 71, of Washington, formerly of Monongahela, died June 19. Arrangements under direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home Monongahela. Zuraw - Anne M., 93, of Marianna died June 10. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela.

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7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh Lynne Horensky Elected to WBN Board of Directors Lynne Horensky of Peters Township was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Women’s Business Network, Inc. (WBN) to serve a two-year term. Horensky is a Relationship Banker for Brentwood Bank. She believes in supporting local businesses in the same way Brentwood Bank serves the local Pittsburgh area. She brings 25 years of sales experience and 30 years in the finance/banking industry with concentrations in systems and customer service. She has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Robert Morris University. Horensky has been a member of the South Lynne Horensky Hills chapter of WBN for four years. She is a board member of the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Southpointe/Marcellus Shale Chamber, CREW and St. Louise de Marillac Church. Over the years, she has served as team manager and officer for her two children’s sport organizations and a member of the PTA. With Brentwood Bank community service projects, she has helped with Operation Hope, Relay for Life and the Pregnancy Resource Center. She loves art, decorating, country music and outdoor activities.

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Jennifer Bibb Elected to WBN Board Jennifer Bibb, of Fallowfield Township, Washington County, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Women’s Business Network, Inc. (WBN) and will serve as the organization’s treasurer. Bibb is the Office Manager of First Commonwealth Bank’s McKeesport office. She has been with First Commonwealth holding various positions since 2005. In 2007, she was chosen to enter into its Management Development Program and during this training was able to visit every department of the bank to learn each area’s function Jennifer Bibb and role. In addition, she completed Pennsylvania Banker’s Association (PBA) courses as well as the PBA School of Banking. Bibb works closely with her clients to build strong relationships with those in her community. Her strong lending background has enabled her to help clients achieve their financial goals through refinancing, consolidation, and obtaining new credit. She has been recognized with several honors for exceeding loan production goals. She also works with schools, groups of families and children to educate them on the importance of managing their finances. Bibb has been a member of the Mt. Lebanon Chapter of WBN for three years. She also serves as a volunteer for several nonprofit organizations, including Dress for Success, Junior Achievement, Strong Women Strong Girls, and South Hills Interfaith Ministries. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, reading and playing and attending sporting events. Women's Business Network was founded in 1989 and has over 450 members in 28 chapters located across Southwestern Pennsylvania. WBN's mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.

Lorraine A. Mason Promoted to Manager of Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery at 3339 Washington Road, McMurray has named Lorraine A. Mason as its manager. Mason started working at the shop in August 1998 and as assistant manager has closely worked with owner Carrie Hutsko to strengthen and improve her skills of mat cutting, frame building, and dry mounting to go along with her already superb skills in design. With the combined knowledge of design and production, Mason will expand the efficiency of the shop and ensure the quality of the product being produced at Lois Guinn Framing. Lois Guinn Framing & Art Gallery was established in 1988 in Ace Plaza on Route 19 in McMurray. The shop offers quality custom framing, framed and unframed art, and digital photographic services. Contact Carrie Hutsko at 724-941-5001 for more information.


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New Owner Reopens The Medicine Shoppe in Monongahela

The Medicine Shoppe of Monongahela held its grand re-opening in June. The new owner is Fred DePascale, who is pictured here with Thomas Graney, Charleroi Federal Savings Bank; Chris Grilli, Grilli's Studio; Monongahela Mayor Robert Kepics; (DePascale); Anthony Bottino, President Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce; and Karen Quinto, First Niagara Bank.

MACC Business of the Month is Judeth Rose Ice Cream Parlor

The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) July Business of the Month is Judeth Rose Ice Cream Parlor. Pictured are Owner Juan Rodriguez, Don Fraser, Judeth Rodriguez, Edsel Burkholder and Anthony Bottino.


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New Cremation and Funeral Service Opens in McMurray By Ken Askew

The cremation and funeral business hasn’t changed much over the years—until now. With the opening of Cremation & Funeral Care in March 2012 on Route 19 near the intersection with Valley Brook Road in McMurray, a different style of service is available. Operated by Danielle Andy Belusko and Erin Leigh Hess, a progressive attitude is reflected by their female presence in a male-dominated business. Their motto is “Owned by Women, Operated by Women, Care by Women.” The focus of their full-service business is to provide comfort, sensitive care and compassion to families in their time of sorrow. Belusko expressed her concept as, “I care about people, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to carry out my passion by serving and caring for the families of our community.” In addition, the interior of their building has a different “feel” than traditional funeral homes; it is designed to make clientele comfortable and allow the owners to create a mood of hospitality in a welcoming environment. It has an aura of calmness and serenity. Belusko has 20 years experience, and Hess has 16 years experience; each is a first generation funeral director. Both earned bachelor’s degrees, followed by licenses in mortuary science. They are especially knowledgeable to serve as counselors regarding benefits available to families of military veterans and medical assistance (welfare) customers. Their staff includes Sarah Barczak, who serves as an intern; she will start college next month and plans to attend the Public Institute of Mortuary Science after that. Cremation & Funeral Care offers a no-cost cremation service if the family desires to donate a body to medical research. Otherwise, costs for standard cremation range

Cremation & Funeral Care is located on Route 19 in McMurray.

from $1,095 to $3,295. The cost of a typical funeral service package ranges from $1,095 to $6,485. The newly-constructed Cremation & Funeral Care facility is located at 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Business telephone number is 724-260-5546; FAX number is 724-560-5543. E-mail address is cremationandfuneralcare@gmail.com; website is www.cremationfuneralSusan Barczak (left) is serving as an intern care.com. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 under the tutelage of funeral directors Danielle p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to Andy Belusko (center) and Erin Leigh Hess (right). noon on Saturday. Moreover, they can be reached 24 hours/day and are open evening hours as requested.

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

Home Sale Contingency? Let’s say you are considering a move. You already own a home, but for whatever reason you have decided that it’s time to move on to a new one. You are comfortable but not happy with your current house. You know what you really want in your next home, and you’re not willing to settle for anything less. So, you slowly begin to search for your next home. You search online, look at some ads, drive through neighborhoods you like and maybe even visit a few open houses. You even arrange a showing on one or two. You look casually at first because you are in no hurry and because, after all, you're just looking! All of a sudden - there it is. You know from experience that if you don't buy it now, someone else will buy it out from under you and you'll lose this ideal opportunity. The dilemma: you simply cannot afford to buy the new home without selling your existing house. What do you do?

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Your agent says that you can write an offer with a home sale contingency. Your agent will also tell you that the seller of the home you want probably won’t even consider a “contingent” offer if your house isn't even listed for sale yet. Oh no! You haven't even started to get your existing house prepared to put on the market yet because you weren’t really expecting to find just the right home so quickly. As you can imagine, making an offer to buy another home when your existing home is not yet listed for sale or sold can be a tricky maneuver. The fear of most buyers in this situation is that they don't want to put their existing house on the market for sale unless they have found exactly the right home to buy. After all, they aren’t in the situation where they have to sell. Here are some things to consider if you find yourself in this situation: 1. You want the negotiating strength of a solid preapproval for the purchase by a reputable lender for the acquisition of the new home. 2. You will more than likely have to pay premium price to get the seller to accept the home sale contingency. 3. You may have to list your property at or slightly below market value to sell it quickly. 4. The seller may want to see your property listing before accepting your offer to make sure it is priced to sell and to verify that it doesn't appear that your house is not just going to “sit” on the market.

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5. For the benefit of both you and the seller, you want to specify how long the contingent agreement is valid; 60 or 90 days is average, but it can be any amount of time that is acceptable to both parties. 6. The seller may want the “right to continue marketing” their home to other buyers until you have found an acceptable buyer for your own home. 7. Unless you negotiate a 48- or 78-hour “wipe out clause,” the property you want can be sold right out from under you. With the wipe out clause, at least the seller has to notify you that they have received another offer. You then have that amount of time to remove your home sale contingency. If you can't, the other buyer gets it. You may be able to avoid having to use a home sale contingency or even remove it if necessary. Verify your best course of action with a reputable lender. Is a bridge loan right for you? Inquire about a home equity loan to purchase the new one. Do you qualify for two mortgage payments? Can you borrow from a relative until your existing house sells? As you can see, with the help of one of our CENTURY 21 Frontier professionals and their financing connections, a little research ahead of time can save your next purchase and help make your dreams come true. Finleyville 724-348-7470 Belle Vernon 724-929-2180 McMurray 724-941-8680


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John McMillan Presbyterian Church Preschool Accepting Registrations John McMillan Presbyterian Church Preshool on Clifton Road in Bethel Park is currently accepting registrations for the 2012 - 2013 school year. If you are looking for a quality preschool program for your child with a loving, Christian environment, visit our school and discover why learning is fun at John McMillan. Classes are available for children ages 2 through 5. Developmentally appropriate curriculum, aligned with the PA Learning Standards, includes art, music, kindergarten-readiness activities, science, and creative and outdoor play. Friday morning Parent and Tot classes are an opportunity for you and your two-year-old to enjoy a special time together. Classes for three-year-olds meet twice a week, and the fouryear-olds meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The four-day transition class is designed for older preschool children who would benefit from another year of preschool prior to entering kindergarten. Kindergarten Plus is a fun enrichment program with a hands-on science and math focus for children enrolled in a traditional kindergarten setting. John McMillan is located just minutes from South Park, Finleyville, Peters Township and Upper St. Clair. Enrollment is open to children of all faiths and from all surrounding areas. Tuition includes a sibling discount for those families enrolling more than one child. For further information or to arrange a tour, please call Pat Folino at 412-833-4704. Classes are filling up, but limited openings are available in all age groups.

Graduating Seniors Honored at St. Francis Church Amanda Stumpf Receives the Julie Funtal Scholarship Grant

Graduating seniors from the St. Francis of Assisi Church Family are Bethany Lewis, Andrew Funtal, Erik Dinardo, Amanda Stumpf, Angela Selby, Nathan Jasko and Anthony Wagner.

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Kindergarten Plus Program Offered at John McMillan Preschool Wishing for full-day kindergarten? We can help! Children currently enrolled in local kindergartens are invited to join us for a fun, club-like program offered either one or two half-days per week. Designed to extend your child's learning, classes are heavy in science, math and literacy skills with hands-on experiments, projects and physical games to get little bodies moving! AM Kindergarten Plus is offered on Monday and/or Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. PM Kindergarten Plus is offered Monday and/or Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Classes begin early in October, giving the children a chance to become acclimated to school schedules, but families are encouraged to enroll now to guarantee a spot in the class that best fits their schedule. For more information, contact Pat Folino at 412-833-4704. John McMillan is located on Clifton Road in Bethel Park, minutes from South Park, Finleyville and Peters Township.

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Graduating seniors from local high schools who are part of the St. Francis of Assisi Church family were honored during mass on Sunday, June 10. Carol Cicci introduced each graduate and spoke briefly on their high school experience and about their plans for the future. All of the graduates are planning post-high school education. Father Robert Boyle, assisted by Deacon Vic Slater, distribJulie Funtal Scholarship Grant Award Recipient Amanda uted gifts to each of the gradStumpf with Mitch and Gretchen Wagner, representing the uates as they were introKnights of Columbus and Columbiettes. duced. Each year, one graduating senior from the St. Francis Parish is selected on the basis of academic achievement and service to the church and community to receive the Julie Funtal Scholarship Grant. The grant is a monetary award for post-high school education and is given by the Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus of St. Francis Church in memory of past Columbiette President Julie Funtal. Columbiette Vice President Gretchen Wagner announced that the committee selected Amanda Stumpf to receive the award this year. Wagner presented a check to Amanda, which she said will be used to assist with her college expenses. Stumps will study geology this fall at Kent State University.


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Area Church News... Area Church News... Area Church News... St. Katharine Drexel Hosts FunFair Cotton candy, homemade lemonade, pizza, French fries! Come sample these treats and more at the St. Katharine Drexel FunFair on August 8, 9, 10 and 11. The fair will be held on the St. Germaine Parish Grounds at the corner of Horning and Baptist roads in Bethel Park from 6 - 11 p.m. nightly. Check out the new and improved selection of rides and games this year! Food booths, a huge flea market, Chinese auction, bingo, and poker are a few of the other attractions. All proceeds benefit St. Katharine Drexel School. Sit-down dinners will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday is spaghetti dinner, Thursday is pulled pork BBQ by Brentwood Express Rowdy BBQ, Friday is fish dinner from Frisch’s and Saturday is Frisch’s broasted chicken. Entertainment is offered nightly. For more information, please call 412-833-0223.

August Events at South Hills Assembly of God South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for August. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsassembly.org. Chance to Change, a Christ centered gambling recovery group, is held on Wednesdays after the 7 p.m. worship service in the sanctuary. Cost is $15 for workbook. Wings of Eagles Motorcycle Ministry will meet and depart from the church at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, August 11 and ride to Wolf’s Campground. For more information, call Tom at 412-7166510 or Jim at 724-207-3313. HonorBound Men's Ministry will hold a free men’s fellowship breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11. Enjoy breakfast, testimonies and fellowship, with a Biblical message for men. All males young and old are invited; dads, bring your sons! Pastor Robert Owen, former pastor

of South Hills Assembly, will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 12. Marriage Live Retreat for married couples will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 18. Discover God’s original design for marriage. Cost is $151/couple if registered by August 11; after August 11, cost is $191. HOPE Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, August 20 in the prayer room. Contagious hope and care for those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. Jeremiah 29:11 Employment Transition Group is a support group for those who are searching for jobs. In a difficult economy, come to network with others for prayer and encouragement from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 21. Facilitators assist with resume writing, interview skills and job opportunities. Collision, an awesome worship and devotion night that’s all about God! Join with other young adults ages 1835 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 21. Childcare provided. Couples’ Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 25. Guest speakers will be Greg and Shannon Nass; soloists will be Bethann Denson and Brian Keach. Prepare for a wonderful evening of prayer, praise, worship and dinner. Cost is $9 per person. Sign up/purchase tickets by August 18.

Thomas 4th Annual Community Pig Roast Again this year, there will be a community pig roast on August 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Christian Life Center of Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four. Tickets include all food, games and entertainment; cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 4 to 10 and children under age 4 are free. The meal includes pork (cooked on an outdoor rotisserie), corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, beverage and dessert. There will be entertainment including music, a fencing demonstration, a waterslide, sumo wrestling, face painting, a clown and so much more. The event is held rain or shine, and

there is an indoor, air-conditioned dining area. Take-outs are available, and tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Pat at 724-743-1987 or the church office at 724-941-8910. They also will be available the day of the event.

Events at The Chapel of Oneness The Chapel of Oneness is located at 345 Regis Avenue, West Mifflin. For more information, visit the website www.TheChapelOfOneness.wordpress.com. Psychic Development Classes are held every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and we give messages. Reiki Share is held every Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. We give and receive Reiki energy. Everyone is welcome.

Presbyterian Church in McMurray Center Presbyterian Church, located at 255 Center Church Road in McMurray, is located just off East McMurray Road about two miles from Donaldson's Crossroads. For more information, please call the church office 724-941-9050. The Center Christian Preschool program is now accepting enrollments for fall classes for children ages 2-5. Central Blood Bank accepts blood donations in the church basement every Thursday and Saturday.

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Saint Francis of Assisi Hosts Family Picnic August 19 Ready for some great summer fun? Stop by the Saint Francis family picnic from 1 p.m. until dusk on Sunday, August 19. Forget about Sunday dinner at home—there’ll be great food to suit everyone’s taste! Menu includes 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. Visit the country store, the craft shop and take a chance on one or two of the many specialty gift 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 for $5 before and after masses (6 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays) or at the picnic. Ticket books purchased before the 19th will have a “bonus stub” for hourly drawings at the picnic. We’ll see you at Saint Francis picnic grounds just off route 88 in Finleyville. Everyone is welcome!

Monongahela Schedules Annual “Praise and Worship in the Park” The sounds of praise and music will once again echo through Chess Park in Monongahela when that community celebrates with its annual "Praise and Worship in the Park" on Saturday, August 10 - 12 from noon to 9 p.m. A number of area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations will join together for praise, music, food and fellowship. A variety of activities are planned, including all-day musical performances, pony rides, children's activities, and food and informational booths. Musicians scheduled to appear, beginning at noon, include but are not limited to: Journey by Grace Church, First Baptist Church, Shepherd’s Voice, and First Christian Church Praise Band. This year to headline at 7:30 p.m. is No Other Name from Nashville, TN. The event is sponsored by the First Christian Church in Monongahela. A partial list of other participating churches include the New Journey by Grace Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Church, First

Baptist Church, Monongahela Ella Hollow, and many more. Other ministries which will be represented include Washington City Mission, Christian Bikers, Go Time Ministries, Option Resource Center, and Association of Christian Athletes, to name a few. There are free activities for kids, also. This year again, there will be a free concert for area youth on Friday, August 10 at 7:30 in Chess Park, sponsored by Go Time Ministries. The high energy group Anthem will perform at 6 p.m. Free refreshments and prizes will be provided for those 17 and under. All ages are welcome. An open worship service will be taking place on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Chess park. All are welcome. Any ministry or church wishing to join the day's festivities, or anyone wishing more information, should contact DJ Fogiato at 724-258-8119 or djbrick@comcast.net. Or contact First Christian Church at 724-2583255, or visit the church website at www.fcmonongahela.com.

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FINANCE Bulk Buying and Other Resourceful Consumer Trends (NewsUSA) - When the economy nosedived, and companies had reason to be scared, a few businesses got resourceful. Low incomes and record job losses pushed consumers toward trends like buying in bulk and using group discount websites. And where there was demand, supply soon followed. In came the success of wholesalers like Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's. But warehouse clubs weren't the only stores seeing growth in bulk sales. Farmers markets, co-ops and natural food stores observed more supersized shopping.

Whole Foods said bulk food purchases were growing by approximately 25 percent every year. That wasn't the only buying trend to emerge, however. "The Groupon following led to an explosion of similar sites, like LivingSocial and Dealfind, not to mention all of the city-specific ones," says Joe Kalfa, the leader of a new movement of group buying called All Our Power. "You can buy virtually any commodity in bulk and get all kinds of group discounts on spas, restaurants and vacations galore, but what about monthly expenses like car insurance, gas and



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health care? It seems to me like there's room for some improvement," adds Kalfa. Well, maybe there is. According to Time magazine's Moneyland, warehouse club members can save 25 to 35 percent on their food budget. Shoppers who forego packaging altogether and buy food from bins or dispensers save anywhere from 30 to 90 percent over prepackaged products. Imagine those types of savings applied to insurance policies, gas prices, medical bills, cell phone plans and more. All Our Power, which seeks to rally 10

million members and secure membership discounts from all kinds of service providers and retailers, could be the next group-buying trend to take flight. A buzz has already formed around the young movement as consumers worldwide realize the potential benefits of a free membership with access to serious negotiating power. Are you tired of paying too much for car insurance or gas? You're not the only one. Sign up and learn more about your buying power at www.allourpower.com. Or, see what others are saying on Twitter @ AllOurPower.

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Ringgold Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouting at Annual Summer Day Camp

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The Ringgold Girl Scouts celebrated the 100-Year anniversary of Girl Scouts at their 11th annual Summer Day Camp the week of July 9-13 at Mingo Creek County Park. The campers participated in a few service projects, including making birthday party bags for area children who find themselves at a domestic violence shelter on their birthday. A women’s shelter representative talked to the campers about domestic violence and conducted a self-esteem building activity with them. During that activity, campers also made animal toys to donate to the Washington Area Humane Society. The campers also enjoyed cooking, making crafts and the very popular archery station. They also enjoyed The Outdoor Classroom and Mad Science programs, a basketball clinic, a presentation by GSWPA representative Kris Svidro and the Wild World of Animal's Show, chosen because they represent the ideals of Girl Scouts. A special thanks to Ringgold Girl Scouts Day Camp Director Melissa Schuster for all her hard work in making this a great and memorable camp for the Girl Scouts in our Ringgold Community! Also, thanks to all the leaders, volunteers and Ringgold Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts for volunteering their time this week.


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Facilities-Related Developments Reported at July 18 Ringgold School Board Meeting The plan being pushed by the “New Majority” of the Ringgold School Board includes four projects. • Renovate the Donora Elementary Center (DEC) to become an intermediate center (grades five and six) • Renovate the Monongahela Elementary Center (MEC) to become a middle school (grades seven and eight) • Add six new classrooms to the Ringgold Elementary School North and completely new HVAC system • Perform some needed repairs to the Ringgold High School. The above would be followed by the closure of the the Finley Middle School on Rt. 88 with students attending the renovated buildings in Donora and Monongahela. There were three motions on the agenda related to items 1, 2 and 3 above. For each of these three projects, the following motions were on the agenda. The Ringgold Board of School Directors authorizes the Administration and Architect/Engineering firm HHSDR to submit PLANCON Part A “Project justification” and Part B “Schematic Drawings” for each of items 1, 2, and 3 above. This is the first time since they proposed their plan that they admitted to the necessity of using PLANCON. Their “plan” up until tonight was that they were going to complete this project on their own and if they were not using state funds, they didn’t need to submit to PLANCON procedures. The motions did not reach the floor,

as they also decided to try to find another architect/engineering firm. The board has become unhappy with HHSDR. I expect the motions to reappear when they’ve settled on an architect/engineering firm. One of the requirements placed on any new A/E firm is that they have school construction experience under the PLANCON system. School Board member Marianne Bulko, who’s a hold-over from the prior board, surprised all by flooring a motion to have the solicitor prepare a referendum for the November ballot asking voters if they favor construction of a new middle school building for grades six, seven and eight near the existing Ringgold High School. The solicitor informed her that he would need to create the language for the referendum, and the motion was modified to authorize him to do so and submit it to the board. The motion passed (8/0/1). Minority board member Chris Carroll conducted a detailed comparison of the overall costs of building a new middle school vs. renovating MEC and DEC based on past HHSDR estimates. Although he did not present the findings at the meeting, his analysis shows the cost and tax impacts for the two plans to be very close. It’s critical that the referendum make it clear that there will be tax increases regardless of whether the “renovation” plan or the “new building” plan were to be adopted. If this isn’t made clear, the vote may be skewed toward the “renovation plan.”

An orientation program will be conducted for incoming sixth-grade and new seventh- and eighth-grade students and their parents on Thursday, August 16 at 6 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. School administration and counselors, and a tour of the building will be conducted.

Giant Oaks Garden Club Awards Two Scholarships Giant Oaks Garden Club of Peters Township has awarded two $1,000 scholarships at their recent general membership meeting to two high school graduates. Breanna Lincosky graduated from California Area High School and will attend Breanna Lincosky Elizabeth D’Amico California University of PA. Elizabeth D’Amico graduated from Ringgold High School and will attend West Virginia University. High school seniors planning a course of study in gardening-related disciplines should ask their high school guidance counselors for the application packets for this scholarship, which is one of the many service-oriented projects of the garden club.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES Blood donors can donate every 56 days! Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives! Schedule an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org or stop in at any of the following locations: • Saturday, August 11 - 9 a.m. - 3 pm at American Legion Post 801,105 Good Street, Roscoe • Saturday, August 11 - 10 a.m. - 3 pm at South Park Clubhouse, 2200 Brownsville Road, South Park • Tuesday, August 14 - 12 - 6 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, Fitz Henry Road, Smithton • Wednesday, August 15 - 12 - 6 p.m. at North Strabane Twp. Fire Dept., 2550 Washington Rd., Canonsburg • Friday, August 17 - 12 - 5 p.m. at VFW Post 694, 3014 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont • Wednesday, August 22 - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Caring Heights, 234 Coraopolis Road, Coraopolis • Friday, August 31 - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Mon Valley Hospital, 1163 Country Club Road, Community Room • Friday, September 7 - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Elliott Company, 1250 Scott Street, Donora

Family Hospice Presents "Camp Healing Hearts" Free Bereavement Camp for Grieving Children Camp Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp for children will be offered Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Family Hospice's Center for Compassionate Care, 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon. The camp is open to any child in the community (age 6-12) who is coping with loss or other major life transition, (e.g., divorce, deployment of a parent/guardian, incarceration of a loved one). Camp Healing Hearts is conducted by Family Hospice's experienced bereavement specialists and consists of fun and healing exercises that help children realize that their feelings are normal and shared by others. Activities include art and music sessions, the creation of a memory box, educational obstacle course, lunch and more. There is no cost to attend, thanks to generous funding by the Rite Aid Foundation; the Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni Foundation and Town Hall South. Registrations are being accepted now. Please call the Family Hospice Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829, or register online at www.FamilyHospice.com.

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

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Mon-Vale Auxiliary Presents Major Donation to Monongahela Valley Hospital The members of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. give their time, energy, and creativity year round to enhance quality patient care at Monongahela Valley Hospital. On June 25, at the 34th annual Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner celebrating the volunteers, the group collectively gave even more. The auxiliary made a substantial donation to MVH when its president, Ruth Antonelli, presented three checks totaling $90,000 to MVH President and CEO Sitting are Dolly Gaudio, who was recognized for 10,000 volunteer hours, and Mary Garris received the Life Membership Louis J. Panza Jr. When comAward for 25+ years of service. Standing (front row) are bined with the funds the Sandy McLuckie and Joyce Armstrong, who gave 2,500 service hours, and Patricia Mikula, Priscilla Dorazio and Ruth group donated to the hospital’s Antonelli, who each gave 1,000 hours of service. Recipients annual gala in May and to the with 500 hours of service are (back row) Joanne Pireaux, annual Volunteen Scholarship, Barbara Bigi, Nancy Eckert, Dorothy Gallagher and Helen the Auxiliary's 2012 donation Litavec. Carolyn Barger with 2,500 service hours and Gail climbs to $92,000. This year’s Jericho with 500 hours were absent. gift brings the Auxiliary’s 34year donation total to MVH to hours more than $3 million. • Dorothy Gallagher of Charleroi, The group generated the funds for 500 hours this donation through sales at the • Gail Jericho of Donora, 500 hours MVH Gift Shop and with a multitude • Helen Litavec of Roscoe, 500 of special events held throughout the hours year, including the Annual Strawberry • Joanne Pireaux of N. Charleroi, Festival, an ice cream social, clothes 500 hours and purse sales, a murder-mystery dinThe auxiliary also presented $500 ner theater and the Annual Apple Fall Volunteen Scholarships to two outFestival. standing young people who volunAwards were also presented to auxil- teered at the hospital for a combined iary members who reached milestone 700 hours. Eligible applicants were in hours of volunteer time at MVH. the top one-third of their graduating Recipients included: class, volunteered at least 100 hours • Mary Garris of New Eagle, Life over two years and plan to pursue a Membership Award (25 years+ service) health care-related career. • Dolly Gaudio of Monessen, 10,000 The first scholarship was awarded to hours Alyssa Mae Hamilton, a recent gradu• Joyce Armstrong of Dunlevy, 2,500 ate of Elizabeth Forward. A resident of hours Monongahela, Hamilton volunteered • Carolyn Barger of Monongahela, more than 500 hours over four years 2,500 hours in the Medical Oncology department. • Sandy McLuckie of Charleroi, She plans to pursue a career in nursing 2,500 hours at the University of Pittsburgh. • Ruth Antonelli of Belle Vernon, The second Volunteen Scholarship 1,000 hours was presented to Belle Vernon Area • Patricia Mikula of Monessen, 1,000 High School graduate Kari Ann Spear. hours Spear plans to pursue a career in nurs• Priscilla Dorazio of Monessen, ing at Malone University in Canton, 1,000 hours OH. She has volunteered at MVH for • Barb Bigi of Charleroi, 500 hours the past four years for a total of 200 • Nancy Eckert of Monongahela, 500 hours in three different departments,

Ruth Antonelli, president of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Resources, Inc., presents three checks to Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital.

Volunteen scholarship recipients Kari Spear of Belle Vernon (left) and Alyssa Hamilton of Monongahela (right) proudly display the Volunteen plaques they received as part of the $500 scholarship from the MVH Auxiliary. Ruthann Dulovich (center) is the recording treasurer and chairperson of the Volunteen program.

including infection control. She lives in Belle Vernon. After the awards presentation, auxiliary officers for the 2012-2014 term were installed. They are President Ruth Antonelli of Belle Vernon, Past President Maureen Lusk of Monongahela, Vice President Patricia Mikula of Monessen, Recording Secretary Mary Lou Mudrick of

Charleroi, Corresponding Secretary Dolly Gaudio of Monessen, Treasurer Sandy McLuckie of Charleroi, Recording Treasurer/Gift Shop Chairperson Ruthann Dulovich of Monongahela, Finance Officer Mary Garris of New Eagle, Assistant to the Finance Officer Lillian Nard of Belle Vernon, and Assistant Treasurer Georgetta Wiles of Belle Vernon.


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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL AUGUST EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during August. Many of the events will be held in the Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted. UNDERSTANDING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR READINGS - Wednesday, August 1 from 6-8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Learn how to make sense out of all those blood sugar readings you document. Contact the Center for Diabetes at 724-258-1483 to register. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, August 2 at 1 p.m., ECC. The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the challenges and struggles they face on a daily basis dealing with stroke and its after effects. For more information, call 724-258-1455. UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIABETES MEDICATIONS - Thursday, August 2 from 68 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. Completion of the three-day Diabetes Self Management Training is required prior to attending this class. Callt 724-258-1483 for more information and to register. BABY CARE CLASSES - Monday, August 6 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Parents-to-be will learn baby care basics at this instructional session. There is a $10 fee due when attending the class. No cash, credit or debit cards will be accepted, checks only, made payable to Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Monday, August 6 at 2 p.m., 7-East Family Room. For more information, please call 724258-1704. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 7, 8 & 9 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. A three-day, twohour-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 724-258-1483. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Wednesday, August 8 at 6 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and care givers are invited to attend this free support group. Call 724-292-9404 for more information.

RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, August 14 at 6 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Monday, August 20 at 2 p.m., 7-East Family Room. Call 724-258-1704 for more information. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 21, 22, 23 from 6 - 9 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. A three-day, two-hour-per-day education series that focuses on diabetes self-management and care. To register, call 724-258-1483. AUXILIARY ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Friday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ECC. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., hosts this delicious a la carte luncheon menu and make-your-own-sundae bar. Parking is free.For more information, call 724-258-1167. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, August 27 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. For more information, call 724-258-2229 ext. 25. ADULT CPR INSTRUCTION - Tuesday, August 28 from 6 – 9 p.m. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center (VHSTC). The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling 724-6849536. INNOVATIONS IN TREATING COMMON EYE DISORDERS - Wednesday, August 29 at 6 p.m., ECC. Board-certified Ophthalmologist Patrick J. Danaher, M.D., will present a free program to discuss treating common eye disorders such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Call 724-258-1333 more information or to register. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, August 29 from 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. Diabetes self-management class that focuses on everything you need to know about carb counting. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1483. INFANT-CHILD CPR - Thursday, August 30 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC Community Room. The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-684-9536. MVH/RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - Friday, August 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., ECC. For more information or to register, call 724-4944090 or register online at redcrosslife.org.

Healthcare Innovation Comes to Mon Valley Hospital By Kyra Bergman

Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. One of only 26 initial grantees from Monongahela Valley around the country, Hospital is now home to selected from over 2,500 the region’s first Primary applications. The grant Care Resource Center will expand PCRCs to (PCRC). PCRCs are hosseven regional hospitals pital-based care facilities participating in PRHI’s that allow outpatients Accountable Care from physicians’ offices Pittsburgh Regional Health to receive highly coordi- Initiative’s Chief Medical Officer Network Project. Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, nated care in a single Keith T. Kanel, M.D., discusses Regional location. They support the new Primary Care Resource Pittsburgh team-based care coordi- Center (PCRC) at Monongahela Health Initiative presiValley Hospital. dent and CEO, said the nation of chronic medidea for the center was 15 ical conditions and provide primary care support services years in the making. Services include: beyond the means of small practices. Dr. • Care coordination for patients with Keith T. Kanel, the chief medical officer, said this venture builds on a pilot proj- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ect that achieved a 44% reduction in Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), and Coronary Artery readmissions for patients with COPD. Dr. Kanel said the PCRC engages Disease (CAD). A PCRC Nurse Care patients as soon as they come to the Manager will follow all patients admithospital, providing additional counsel- ted to the hospital with one of those ing on all aspects of their plan of care, diagnoses for the duration of the hosincluding medications, diet and nutri- pital stay. • Respiratory therapy evaluation tion, diabetes education and even smoking cessation. Normally, instruc- and inhaler training. • Pharmacist consultation with a tions are given only at the time of discomplete medication review and charge. Program officials, medical staff and patient education. • Smoking cessation, nutrition dignitaries toured the new onsite Primary Care Resource Center (PCRC) counseling, and diabetes education. The Mon Valley PCRC team; which at Monongahela Valley Hospital. The PCRC is the non-profit hospital’s latest includes Cara Anderson, PharmD and effort to better serve patients by reduc- nurses Deborah Holman, Susan ing readmissions. The center also helps Campus, and Sharon Nash, will work physicians who manage the care of to ensure the patient is fully prepared for discharge and when necessary a patients with chronic diseases. MVH nurse care managers and a PCRC member will conduct home vispharmacist will interact with and coun- its to ensure the treatment plan is sel patients with conditions such as working well for the patient. The Primary Care Resource Center is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure on the 4th floor of Monongahela Valley (CHF) and coronary artery disease Hospital where the maternity ward was (CAD), beginning at the time of the located. This 1,000-sq-feet, four-room outpatient facility is a soothing envipatients’ admission to the hospital. The center was created in conjunc- ronment for patients to get the education with the Pittsburgh Regional tion and coordinated care they need to Health Initiative (PRHI). PRHI thrive after leaving the hospital. For more information on the Center received a $10.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for call 724-258-1932.


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116 Chess St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $22,197). 711 Maple Drive $133,500 452 N. Alexander St. $89,900 424-1 Parkinson St. $20,000 58 Teeple Ave. $115,000 344 Dry Run Road $59,000 201 E. Main St. $125,000 40 Decker St. $115,000

NEW EAGLE Jeffrey Trunzo Dan Davidovich et al. Estate of Grace Cain Matthew Beveridge Benjamin Criswell et al.

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127 Sixth Ave. 107 Rush Ave. 170 First Ave. 183 Main St. 116 First Ave.

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Timothy Bartman et al. Lynn Grice Gary Crosby Pertorre & Co. Inc. et al. Daniel Shields

Troy and Sylvia Werner Scott and Whitney Wright Federal National Mortgage Assn. Thomas and Jenny Licciardi Jose Tunon

Balboa Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $11,510). 189 Clinton Ave. $175,000 21 Orchard Ave. $103,000 102 Lewis Ave. $2,571 by sheriff's deed. 24 Second St. $40,000 8 Grant St. $5,000

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP True Line Corp. True Line Corp. Patricia Anne Crain Charles Smith Jaime Schoff Estate of Nancy Trimpey Diane Grazetti Johnson Estate of Margaret Milcarzyk

Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. William and Crystal Burghardt Thomas Borucki Jr. and Lenora Borucki Paul and Patricia Waronsky Lindsay Marie Ulakovic Mark Rothey Jr. Mary Flocker

Kennett Drive 321 Kennett Drive 1121 Sommerset St. 587 W. Newton Road 1027 Andover Drive 219 Dennis St. 240 Lexington Drive 505 Douglas Ave.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller FORWARD TOWNSHIP William Andrews Jr. Victor Hopkins CLAIRTON George Gitas Shawn Tyhonas SOUTH PARK William Smith Jr. Cheryl Ebert Christopher Kaiser Housing & Urban Development Heartland Homes Inc. Tina Pantuso Baldigowski Michael Robert Haughney Theodore Brunetti Richard Petrovich Thomas Manion Philip Costanzo David Pushcarich et al.

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Kyle Johnson John and Stacey Laux

709-711 Ninth Ave. 400 Oliver Drive

Kevin and Melissa Voytko Federal National Mortgage Assn.

4606 Bataan Ave. 857 Miller Ave.

David and Cheryl Ebert Richard Ling William and Colleen Teitz Lisa Persang Robert Fekety Jr. and Allison Fekety Melissa and Todd Welsh Gary Eiter Diane Edmunds William and Ruth Gentile Theodore and Candice Puzak Jonathan Richard and Lauren Beck Lori Taylor

Price $74,900 $240,000 $8,000 $1,638 by sheriff's deed.

1644 Citation Drive $282,000 Now trans find Rea 128 Norrington Drive $176,500 a lStats ction com s 6547 Quaker Drive $157,500 www m u n i t y o f r o m y o . n U o N ur we ur 1413 Royal Park Blvd. $129,000 IONF INLEY bsite ! .C S 1194 Snee Drive $270,057 Real E s t a t e a r c h o u OM.com r . e Tra 2084 Southwell Drive $172,400 and f nsact i 6364 Crestview Drive $59,900 archi nd curren ions page ved h t 937 Fredericka Drive $119,900 ome and sales . 1430 Greenbriar Court $172,450 3432 Maple Drive $213,000 1144 Mike Reed Drive $155,000 6489 Simmons Ave. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $34,983). Citimortgage Inc. Crown Capital LLC 1124 Wilhelm Ave. $9,000 John Sopcynski John DeMarino and Renee Lykowski DeMarino 1244 Belmont Drive $345,000 Mary Kathryn Salynski Alessandria Frank Kozleucher Jr. 2430 Bonnie Dell Drive $285,000 William Patterson Jr. Walter Jackson Jr. and Jacqueline Jackson 2914 Highland Ave. $7,000 Housing & Urban Development Gary Raymond 1195 Mike Reed Drive $83,100 Quality Rentals Jonathan Paul and Erin Lynn Hale 3005 Decker Drive $70,000 Carl Zetler Jr. Peter Vaccaro 3616 Falmouth Drive $144,500 Michael Kudla Michael Coates 4115 Hill St. $109,500 Rebeckah Ellen Yannotti Matthew Geisler 2632 Keats Drive $142,500 Ronald Kinzel Lisa and R Shawn Lenik 1136 Mike Reed Drive $155,000 Milena Bingey Jason Ingold 1512 Thelma Ave. $152,000 Bryan Macuga Paige and Robert Conley 6805 Vickers Drive $150,350 Arch Bay Holdings LLC Series 2010C Kylie D'Allesandro 6548 Zupancic Drive $128,000 PLEASANT HILLS Scott Carey Daniel Rogan 206 Delano Drive $141,300 Angeline Fry et al. Christopher and Shannon George Route 51 $15,000 Ronald Yurochko Anthony Bonacorso and Jamie Stahl 294 Toura Drive $180,000 Anthony DelBusso Bank America NA trustee 122 Winifred Drive $1,624 by sheriff's deed. Russell Koleski Micah and Megan Nagel 143 Woodland Drive $163,000 Estate of John Miller Paul and Lynn McQuade Picture Drive $35,000 Estate of John Miller Paul and Lynn McQuade 282 Picture Drive $195,000 Michael LeDonne Tri River Assoc. 4 LLC 545 E. Bruceton Road $532,500 Preston Lytle Jessica and Dino DiGiosio 543 Hi Tor Drive $139,000 JEFFERSON HILLS Zokaites Properties L.P. Mark Lyons 5008 Dana Drive Unit 110G $220,070 Residential Resources Inc. Ashley Watkins 1712 Gill Hall Road $91,500 Zokaites Properties L.P. Frank and Debra Yoskoski 5309 Harlin Drive $253,390 Maronda Homes Inc. Timothy and Melanie Barnes 104 Retriever Lane $304,519 Estate of Earl Grimes Louis and Florence DaBaldo 2725 Ridge Road $100,000 Charles Fenton Jr. Jeffery Fenton 155 Wray Large Road $101,500 Zokaites Properties LLC Ronald and Carmella Yurochko 5005 Dana Drive $249,625 Ian Olson Michael and Nastasha Hillyard 245 Old Clairton Road $129,000 Maronda Homes Inc. Brad and Jaclyn Yeschenko 204 Pointer Drive $264,395 Zokaites Properties L.P. Scott Solbach and Sandra Hagenbrock 3721 Rosemont Court $278,355 Judith Smitley trustee Judith Smitley et al. and Marcy Parry 1000 Route 885 $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $40,760). Estate of David Froelich Brian James and Jennifer Jean Abercrombie 1449 S. Randolph Drive $83,000 Maronda Homes Inc. Darren and Deborah Beasock 10 Beagle Court $242,895 Jeffrey Ganley Tasha McCormick 1533 Marion Drive $119,900 R & Y Development Inc. Thomas and Ann Poljak Alta Vista Drive $80,000 Maronda Homes Inc. Theresa Eggerton 343 Christine Lane $206,365 Dorothy Jean Stiteler et al. Nicole Lischner 326 New World Drive $36,000 Estate of Lewis Martini Danielle Williamson and Jonathan Tuladzieck Willem Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,106). Estate of Lewis Martini Daniel Williamson et al. & Danielle Williamson 6432 Willem Drive $110,000

                                         

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Barbara Baker F Richard and Frankie Bonifield William Smith Jr. and Dina Smith Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Melissa Tungate NVR Inc. Jamie and Michael McConaha James and Debra Robertson Jason and Amy Mavrich Christopher and Angelica McAneny Domenica Brooks NVR Inc. Michael and Kimberly Monahan Robert Burns Jr. and Kimberly Burns Tamara Skroupa Francis Milfeit Jr. Marcia Ettore and John Demarinis Dominick Lacaria Jr. and Sara Kilgore George and Kelly Delestienne Gregory and Alexandra Panseri Thomas and Monica Milani Scott and Cathy Emanuelson Louis Popiolkowski Jr. and Lori Popiolkowski Richard and Melissa Meyers John and Darcy Cheek

302 Abbey Brook Lane 111 Anglers Way 113 Blackmore Drive Buckingham Drive 222 Clubview Drive 537 Cortland Drive 403 Greyhawk Circle 336 Hedgrow Drive 119 Pine Creek Drive 431 Robinhood Lane 416 Timberlake Drive Unknown Address 115 Anglers Way 101 Bradford Cove 201 Bunker Hill Drive 133 Driftwood Drive 155 Oakwood Road 140 Orchard Drive 105 Pine Creek Drive 605 Robinhood Lane 124 Stratford Drive 102 Trenton Circle 329 Village Green Drive 216 Windermere Court 276 Brookwood Road

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Ray Morrow Kenneth and Deborah Magyar Timothy Costello Cartus Financial Corp. Cartus Financial Corp. Thomas and Melissa Mertz Eddy Land Co. Jerry Parello Steven Plake American International Relocation Soluti American Internat. Relocation Soluti. Denise and Christopher Greenfield Linda Sam Bank New York Mellon Linda Taylor Gemini Investments Family L.P. Wadwell Group NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Brian and Emily Copeland Gerlando Parello Thomas and Lisa Knight Charles Nemetz II Valerie Smith NVR Inc. Jesus and Marlene Galvez Loretta Warsow Herman and Susanne Scharf Linette Evancic Kevin Evancic Peters Township Land Co. LLC Dylan Flipse and Surabhi Gaur Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC John and Dana Snyder Justin Hauth Mary Campbell Jason Vercammen Zachary and Letitia Lessman Michael Ecker Cartus Financial Corp. Cartus Financial Corp. Dean Hostovich NVR Inc. Adam and Lisa Gensler Tapan Pandya Kaisheng Wu and Ke Wang E. Tasso Pandelos Aaron Grau Njall Stefansson Focus Relocation Inc. Focus Relocation Inc. Rangan and Debolina Majumdar Rusty Miskovish Deanna Salvaggio

204 Canterwood Drive 103 Country Corners Circle 103 Country Corners Circle 304 Crossbow Court 102 Cypress Court 102 Cypress Court 136 Druid Drive Kingston Circle 102 McIntosh Drive 116 McIntosh Drive 89 Nancy Drive 155 Orchard Drive 219 Overlook Drive 187 Roscommon Place 101 Scott Lane 310 Braeburn Drive 327 Buckingham Drive 102 Candelite Drive 129 Dagmar Drive 120 Oak Ridge Drive 120 Oak Ridge Drive 220 Overlook Drive 210 Rock Run Road 110 Royalbrooke Drive 105 Standing Rock Drive 105 Standing Rock Drive 105 Yorktown Road

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In the laundry room, shelves should be at arm level to store detergent, dryer sheets, stain removers and fabric softener. (NAPSI)—The average American family washes eight to 10 loads of laundry each week, states the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Most people would agree that laundry seems to be a never-ending chore. However, with an organized and well-designed laundry room, it’s almost effortless to launder even the largest loads. You may spend less time cleaning up life’s little messes with these helpful tips: • Make separating light, dark and hand-wash clothing a simple task by sorting the items into specific hampers. Even the kids can help divide and conquer dirty clothing. • Place a small bowl by the washing machine to collect buttons, receipts, pens, change and other forgotten items. • Create extra storage space near the washer and dryer with a do-it-yourself laminate system such as ClosetMaid® Dimensions®. The durable system can store freshly folded towels and stacks of clothes until they’re put in their proper place. • Use shelves at arm level to store detergent, dryer sheets, stain removers and fabric softener, while cabinet doors can neatly hide the iron, lint brush and sewing kit. • Designate a well-lit space for folding, mending and repairing clothes. It will help shed some light on those pesky stains and almost-invisible holes. • Position a portable or wall-mounted ironing board so it’s easily accessible for quick ironing touch-ups. • Corral the family’s socks and other delicates in a collection of fabric drawers. Assign a different colored bin to each family member for easy distinction. For more information on solving storage and other organization dilemmas, visit ClosetMaid.com or call (800) 874-0008.

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Senior News from the Venetia Community Center The following information is for the Venetia Community Center located at 800 Venetia Rd., Venetia, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. Luncheons are held the second and fourth Thursdays every month. New senior citizens are always welcome—you just have to make a reservation by calling 724941-6956. Come and join us for a good time and good food prepared at the senior center in Canonsburg and brought hot to our center by faithful volunteers. A nurse is always at our luncheons to do blood pressure screenings. On August 9 our speaker will be David P. Hvizdos, who will discuss estate planning. A representative from the humane society will bring a special guest to visit on August 23. Come and find out who it is! Birthdays for August are Virginia Gaul, Tawny Patterson, and Edna Russell. Happy Birthday from all of us! Happy Anniversary to Alice and Bill Collar and to Lois and Jim Obringer.

Forever Young – July Surprises and August Events Summer is rolling along, and what a hot one it’s been. July is gone – it’s hard to believe. We had a nice month at “Forever Young.” Our covered-dish dinner on July 24 was great thanks to all our great cooks and our chairperson Rosemarie Zrimsek. On July 10, John Baumgarten surprised us with a visit and entertained us with some songs. John is still entertaining at 95 years young. All of our August get-togethers are on Tuesdays with the doors to the Finleyville Community Center opening at 10 a.m. and featuring free Bingo. Catered lunches will be served on August 7, 14 and 21. Our original indoor picnic will be on August 28. There’ll be fried chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers, and drinks will be provided. Our covered-dish dinners will now be chaired by Beverly Henry. The St. Francis Church Picnic is August 19 and will offer lots of good things to eat, a big Bingo and Chinese auction. Happy August birthdays to Jean Gaul and Rosemarie Zrimsek. A parting thought from Mary: Laughter is the medicine of life. A day without laughter is a day wasted.

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Seniors for Safe Driving Upcoming Events Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The highway safety programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes seniors eligible for a 5% discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. The discount is mandated by Pennsylvania state law. As mandated by Pennsylvania State Law, if you have never participated in a senior driving program before, you must attend a two-day program. To qualify for a one-day program, you must have taken a senior driving program in the past. No exceptions. Upcoming Programs: Bethel Park - Paramount Senior Living, August 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. McKeesport - Carnegie Library of McKeesport, September 12, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bethel Park - Paramount Senior Living, October 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. McKeesport - Corpus Christie Hall, October 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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Finleyville Softball Players Part of Championship Team

Madelynn Beckinger (left) and Lauren Gohacki (right), both of Finleyville and both 7th grade students at Ringgold Middle School, won the 2012 Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League South Gold Bracket 12U Fastpitch Championship Game with their rec team from South Park. Their team went undefeated for the spring season and captured the championship on June 26. Congratulations to Madelynn and Lauren and all the girls on the team!

PONY League World Series Begins August 10 Washington’s 50th PONY League World Series baseball championship tournament opens Friday, August 10 at Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington Park. This annual event features ten teams of 13-/14-year-olds playing in a double-elimination format. The championship game set for Saturday, August 18, at 1 p.m. New to this year's PONY League World Series is the addition of the European champion to the field. Germany won the European Zone tournament and will face the host Washington, PA squad Saturday, August 11 as the middle game of a tripleheader. Action begins with the World Series Home Run Derby & Fastest Runner Contest, Friday, August 10 at 11 a.m. The first game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., as teams from the Caribbean Zone and East Zone USA square off. The Host Area and North Zone champions meet in the second game following Opening Ceremonies. Saturday, August 11, the schedule starts with the annual Champions League game at 10 a.m. The PONY Champions League was established to provide every child, regardless of special needs, the opportunity to participate in America's pasttime. Each of this year's World Series teams will participate and assist players in the Champions League game. First-round action in the World Series resumes at 3 p.m. when the champions from the West Zone USA and Mexico meet. The Germany/Washington, PA matchup is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by the Asia-Pacific Zone champs taking on the Game One winner. The World Series Breakfast of Champions takes place Sunday, August 12 at the Doubletree-Meadowlands. A spokesperson for each team will share stories of their journey to Washington, PA, the home of PONY baseball. Three contests are on the game schedule for Sunday, including the South Zone champion against the Game Three winner at 3 p.m., followed by two elimination games. Nightly doubleheaders (5:30 & 8 p.m.) are planned through Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17 is set as a rain day or for any “if necessary” games. Championship Day on Saturday, August 18, starts with pre-game ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. First pitch should take place about 1:05 p.m. Daily admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children (14 & under). Passes good for the entire series ($25/$15) will be available at the gates. Parking is free. There is plenty of seating in the bleacher decks along first and third base lines. Patrons are also welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy lawn seating with many comfortable vantage points.


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Kids Score Lots of Fish at Leoni Lake Derby By Paul Chasko

It was a great day for fishing at Leoni Lake in Fallowfield Township – not too hot and the fish were biting, which made for a great fishing derby. The Leoni family, who has a private lake on their property in Fallowfield Twp., hostSome of the trophy winners hung around for a group photo. ed the Kid’s Fishing Derby sponsored by the Mingo Rod and Gun Club. This kid’s event followed a similar event held at the Aquatorium in Monongahela in June. The Rod and Gun Club is determined to spark kid’s interest in fishing. Forty-one kids entered the contest and showed up with parents and grandparents, who had a great time at this picturesque lake tucked away in the hills of Fallowfield Twp. The kids fished from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Mingo Rod and Gun Club provided hot dogs, drinks and snacks for everyone throughout the day as well as a group of judges who measured the fish caught and saw that they were released back into the lake. There were 239 fish, 1 turtle, 2 bull frogs and one water snake caught by the kids with a little help from their parents and/or guardians. There were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for kids in age groups of 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15 catching the largest fish and a special trophy for the boy or girl catching the most fish. Every boy or girl entered also won a prize, including fishing rod and reel sets, tackle boxes, coolers and other items, provided by the Rod and Gun Club. The trophy winners for this fishing derby are listed below: 1-5 AGE GROUP: 1st place: Lauren Steele (age 3) 10-inch American Chad 2nd place: Phillip Krause (age 3) 8-inch American Chad 3rd place: Kirsten Leech (age 2) 7-inch Bass 6-10 AGE GROUP: 1st place: Alyssa Gaefke (age 9) 14-inch Bass 2nd place: Patrick Polaski (age 10) 13 1/2 - inch Bass 3rd place: Bryon Baka (age 8) 12-inch Bass 11-15 AGE GROUP: 1st place: Isaiah Rhone (age 12) 14 1/2-inch Bass 2nd place: Jeromy Hutton (age 15) 11 1/2-inch Bass 3rd place: Kelsey Murphy (age 11) 11-inch Bass MOST FISH CAUGHT: Jeromy Hutton (38 fish) The Mingo Rod and Gun Club thanks Tackle Unlimited (Rt. 51 in Large) for providing the bait and especially the Leoni Family for allowing them to use their lake and grounds. Go to our website at www.unionfinley.com for more pictures of this event by Paul Chasko.

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Entertainment PUMP P U VOLU

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AUGUST ALTMAN’S TAVERN 412-653-6440 611 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills 2 – Karaoke 4 – Sputzy 10 – Occasional Reign 17 – Billy Price 24 – Shari Richards

FREDDIE’S II 412-833-1830 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park 4 - Open juke box 11 - Rusty Biker 18 - Hen House Roosters 25 - Ali/Barranti Duo Wednesdays - Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays - Magician Jason Christopher, 6:30-8:30 p.m

BOOTSIE’S BAR 412-672-1120 699 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport Fridays – Ladies Night w/ DJ Chris CARROLL TOWNSHIP AMERICAN LEGION 724-258-3132 Route 481, Monongahela 4 – Sound of Country 18 – Laurel Valley DENNY’S ROADHOUSE 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Road & Rt. 136) Mondays - Saturdays – Exotic/lingerie barmaids, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. ELRAMA TAVERN 412-384-3630 1520 Rt. 837, Elrama 4 – The Eldorado Kings 11 – Mark Cyler 21 – Bingo – win Pens tickets 23 – Kickball 25 – Churchview Saints

HEY ANDY SPORTSBAR AND LOUNGE 724-258-4755 1221 W. Main Street, Monongahela 3 – Whiskey Outlaws 4 – The Bill Ali Band 10 – Fynal Tyme II 11 – Refuge 17 – TBA 18 – Scotty Spahr 24 – Gumband 25 – Catchin Grooves 31 – Abacus Jones HOT HOUSE TAP & GRILLE 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela Wednesdays – Open Stage Thursdays – DJ/Karaoke, 9 p.m.close Fridays – DJ/Karaoke, 9 p.m.close Saturdays – DJ/Karaoke, 9 p.m.close

THE HUNTING LODGE 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave., Finleyville Fridays - Free juke box, 8 p.m. -close Saturdays - Free juke box, 8 p.m.-close JACKSON’S HILTON GARDEN INN SOUTHPOINTE 724-743-5005 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg 3 – Rick and Shari 10 – Joe Lowe 17 – Dean & John 24 – Nick Fiasco 31 – Rick and Shari MAXWELL’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MEADOWLANDS 724-222-6200 340 Race Track Road, Washington Fridays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 2 – Craig Wayne Boyd 3 – Sputzy PIT STOP BAR AND GRILLE 412-384-7487 1473 Rt. 837, Elrama Saturdays – Free juke box, 9-11 p.m. RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity Tuesdays – Jam Night with the WeedRags

RIVER HOUSE CAFÉ 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi 4 – Eli Conner 11 – Scotty Spahr 18 – Abacus Jones ROCKIN’ WILLIES ROADHOUSE 724-745-8844 2476 Washington Road (Rt. 19 South), Canonsburg Tuesdays – Jam Night with the Jam Band, all singers and musicians welcome. ROY’S BY THE TRACKS 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 3 – Bucky 10 – Matt Barranti Band 17 – Ruff House 24 – Fynal Tyme 31 – Verity’s Lie Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays – Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt Sundays – Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt SWEENY’S STEAKHOUSE 724-929-8383 1713 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon 3 – DJ Crene 4 – Sea of Heads 11 – DJ Balog 17 – DJ Crene 24 – DJ Russ 25 – DJ Crene 26 – Eric Johnson Jazz Night 31 – DJ Russ Thursdays – DJ Ben

TERRACE GARDENS 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave., Clairton 3 – Chuck Corby 10 – Bill & Renee 17 – Loyal Hanna 24 – Daniels & McLain 31 – Regular Joes Wednesdays – Free juke box Saturdays – Free juke box THREE STREETS GRILLE 724-348-8030 3540 Washington Ave., Finleyville 4 – JC Memorial Dipper Run & Poker Run w/ Lady and the Tramp, call for more info 11 – Lucky Me 18 – DJ 25 – DJ Tuesdays – Free poker, free darts, Texas Hold ‘Em Thursdays – Ladies Night THE TROLLEY STOP INN 412-835-9600 6247 Library Road, Bethel Park Fridays – Magician Jason Christopher, 7-9 p.m. VALLEY HOTEL 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Road, Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Road, Jefferson Hills 4 – Mark Cyler and Lost Coins 11 – Gil Snyder Combo 18 – Gum Band 25 – Big River Boys Fridays – Open Stage Night, all musicians welcome

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


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-------------- BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES -----------Home Business Opportunity - Seeking Brand Partners to distribute and promote Vemma, the most complete liquid nutrition program found anywhere. Earn income while promoting a healthy lifestyle! Set your own hours and work from home. Free marketing website. Learn more by visiting our website www.BodyFuel.Vemma.com ___________________________________________________ $294.00+ DAILY MAILING POSTCARDS! Guaranteed Legit Work! Register Online! www.ThePostcardGuru.com ___________________________________________________ Earn $95/Hr Using Your PC! www.FreeJobPosition.com Big Paychecks Paid Every Friday! www.LegitCashJobs.com ___________________________________________________ Buy or sell Avon – Just $10. Call: 412.384.0377 ___________________________________________________

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-------------- EDUCATION -----------HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6 - 8 weeks.ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma.Get a Job! FREE Brochure 1-800-264-8330 Benjamin Franklin High School www.diplomafromhome.com ___________________________________________________

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-------------- EMPLOYMENT -----------Bartender needed Hackett Club. Call 724-348-5503. Bentleyville Borough is seeking interested parties for the position of Animal Control Officer. Please contact the Borough Secretary at 724239-2112 to apply. 65 yr partially disabled vet needs cook/companion in exchange for free room and board. Own bedroom 7'x9' approx. or share apt and expenses approx $ 375.00 plus deposit. Call 412-401-9079 or 412818-3256. Mineral Beach is hiring certified lifeguards, kitchen staff, and parking lot attendants. For an application please email quality04@comcast.net or call 412831-3500. Join my Celebrating Home Team! Earn $25-$35 per hour doing parties or fundraising. Set your own hours * Work from home * Free Training! Only $89 for over $400 in merchandise and supplies. Call 412-398-0669 TODAY! Meal Coordinator Immediate opening. Food service experience. Plan & coordinate all phases of meal preparation for twice monthly free meal program. 25-30 hours per month. Salary negotiable. Reply: Peters Creek Food & Friends PO Box 37 Venetia, PA 15367


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We Will Train You! First Transit has positions available for CDL and Non-CDL Drivers. CDL DRIVERS should have Class B, Passenger and Air Brake endorsements; starting wages at $12.00 per hour. NONCDL DRIVER full time positions also available. Competitive wages starting at $8.50 to $10.00 per hour. • FT Benefits - health insurance w/vision, paid holidays, paid vacations, etc. • Paid Training • Must have valid PA Driver's License • Pre-employment physical & drug screen required • Must have a good 5 year driving history Please call Roy or Gary at 724-746-4342 or apply at:

First Transit, Inc. 2439 W Pike St, Rear Building Houston, PA 15342 Please call Kathy or Bill at 412-833-3300 or apply at:

First Transit, Inc. 4780 Library Road • Bethel Park, PA 15102 Drug free workplace EOE 422 Homes in Belle Vernon is looking for a Salesperson. They must have experience in the sales field and is willing to work 10 hour days. If you are interested please send resume to pauljunior@422 homes.com. If you have any questions please call 724-929-5040. Drivers - Matthews Bus Company Matthews Bus Company is hiring School Bus and Van Drivers for the following School Districts: West Jefferson Hills, Peters Twp, Sto-Rox and Keystone Oaks. Pre-employment drug screening and fingerprinting are required. School Bus Training will be provided. For an application or more information, please contact 412-3848810. EOE. Home Business Opportunity - Seeking Brand Partners to distribute and promote Vemma, the most complete liquid nutrition program found anywhere. Earn income while promoting a healthy lifestyle! Set your own hours and work from home. Free marketing website. Learn more by visiting our website www.BodyFuel.Vemma.com. or call 412-760-2291. Part time job cleaning houses with our team. $10 hour + up.We keep you close to home. Daylight, car necessary.Work 2-5 days a week - you pick! Family friendly company, in business 28 years in the South Hills. Call 412-655-3921 or 724-941-3878. Cooks and drivers wanted! Pitstop Bar and Pizza Shop. 412-3847487. SLAGLE ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION, INC. NEEDS... Experienced Roofers to join our team.FULL-TIME.Must have valid driver's license.STOP IN or CALL 724258-6901. 208 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Mystery Shoppers Needed Earn up to $150 per day Undercover Shoppers Needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Experience Not Required Call Now 888-380-3513

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

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-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------Amish Made (Lancaster) Oak Kitchen/Dining Chairs - 3 Chairs, beautiful picture available, $75 each. Light Oak headboard (full size), $100. 724-322-2458 ___________________________________________________

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8 Golf Clubs - w/bag, all for $38. Marble collection, 85+ includes 25 Bennington Clay, $95. Grill 68-72 GMC, chrome w/2 eye brows, all like new, only $225. Toro mower, electric start, S/P mulcher/bager, like new, $275. Patriotic linen print signed, framed 30 x 18, beautiful, $45. Gas cans (4), all $27. Hood 68-72 Chevy/GMC, very nice, $125. Brush wacker/trimmer, Craftsman, electric, good, only $28. President Clinton doll, rare, $65. Call 724-222-3973. ___________________________________________________ Black and White Nook - used once, $80, 412-559-7562 ___________________________________________________ Golf Balls - 6 doz. white, never hit - 5 doz. Various brands. $25 for all. 412-833-1437. ___________________________________________________ Beautiful Dress - Size 2, midnight blue, short, cocktail party, bridal, prom, etc. Perfect, new, 1x worn (5 hours). By Alexia NewYork - $185. Serious inquiries only please 724-322-2458. Picture available via email to___________________________________________________ mb5910@hotmail.com. Old Magic Chef Gas Stove - great cond., call 724-258-5573 ___________________________________________________ Sears Craftsman Lawn Mower - good working condition $100 - 724258-4232 ___________________________________________________ Free York Upright Piano - Good condition, U-haul, please call 724-3485414 for more info or for a date to pick up. ___________________________________________________ 7 pc. Patio Set - 8' alum. ladder, hardwood bar stool, boxfull recipes, Weber gas grill, 1 bag ice melt. Cash only. 724-941-4795. SURREY FOR SALE! 3-Seated, Horse Drawn: $1,500. • Horse Back Riding Lessons. • Riding Horses for Sale! www.logcabinstables.com. 724787-4817. Cemetery lots. Lafayette Memorial Park. Garden of Serenity. 4 lots at $5,400. Selling for $2,400. 724-938-7307. ___________________________________________________ FREE! – Upright Piano. Union Township. You haul. For details, call 724348-7557. ___________________________________________________ MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA MATTRESSES T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY LIFETIME WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM ___________________________________________________

----------- 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. Bike Rack - wanted. Call 412-559-7562. ___________________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________________ Looking for a house with 5 or more acres - to place horses or looking for a lot/land 10 plus acres for reasonable price. Must be horse friendly___________________________________________________ area. Call 412-977-3333. Wanted to purchase - large desk with large spacious hutch. Call 724348-0506. ___________________________________________________

Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at 724483-8600. ___________________________________________________ All old jukebox by Wurlitzer, Seeburg, AMI, or Rockola. Pre-1962 vintage only. Non-working is OK. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@ YAHOO.COM. A Local collector from Monongahela. CASH for Your Old Sports Cards! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412-760-2291 All tubes for radio/tv, radio tube tester and similar test equipment, and also collecting tube amplifiers by Fisher, McIntosh, Marantz, Harman Kardon, Fender, others. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@YAHOO.COM. Local collector from Monongahela. ___________________________________________________ Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. ___________________________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older.Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. ___________________________________________________ Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. ___________________________________________________ WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com ___________________________________________________ CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800-371-1136 ___________________________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ___________________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------CASH for Your Old Sports Cards! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412-760-2291 Hackett Club hall rental -- reasonable rates. Call 724-348-5503. ___________________________________________________ Tastefully Simple Products. Home tasting parties, book parties individual orders and fundraisers. Your consultant Cindy Newman 724.747.7404 ___________________________________________________ BEDS!!! Pillow Tops, Plush, Memory Foam. 10 YEAR WARRANTIES!!! New, still in factory plastic. FULL $179. QUEEN $199; KING $245 (Twins Available) IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!!! CALL (412) 494-7351 ___________________________________________________ ACR METAL ROOFING - GO GREEN - tax credits agricultural, commercial, residential. Building packages, top quality, low cost, FREE literature. acrmetal.com, 800-325-1247 ___________________________________________________


August 2012 ————————————————————————————————————————— Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9569 ___________________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation. 866-983-3264 MEDIATION - Are you involved in a dispute and do not know the next step to take to get it resolved? Mediation is an option. Has your spouse filed for divorce and you need help in managing the decisions that need to be made? Do you have a consumer dispute? Do you have a conflict in your neighborhood? Do you have a conflict within your family and you need an impartial third party to help the family solve the problem? Then it is Time 2 Talk. As a mediator with 30 years experience, I can help you to talk it out, and negotiate decisions that get the problem resolved. My name is Deidre Kuban and it is Time 2 Talk.The initial 30 minute consultation with me is at no cost to you. Resume and references available on request. Call me at 412-726-1514 or e-mail kuban231@comcast.net. HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800OLD-BARN/www.woodfordbros.com MDHIC #05-121-861 ___________________________________________________ DISH Network delivers more for less! Packages starting at $24.99/mo, Local channels included! FREE HD for life! Free BLOCKBUSTER® movies for 3 months. 1-888-691-3801 ___________________________________________________ CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN, Trumpet, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1-516-377-7907. ___________________________________________________ Bundle & Save on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/mo. CALL NOW! 800-291-4159 ___________________________________________________ **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 ___________________________________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (888)686-1704 ___________________________________________________ AT&T U-Verse for just $29.99/mo! SAVE when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300 BACK! (select plans). Limited Time Call NOW! 877-276-3538 ___________________________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-5100784 www.CenturaOnline.com ___________________________________________________ CA$H PAID-UP TO $27/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. SE HABLA ESPANOL. Emma 1-888-776-7771. www.Cash4DiabeticSupplies.com ___________________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800864-5960 ___________________________________________________ HOT-TUB/SPA… Deluxe 2012 Model Neckjets, Therapyseat, Never Used, Warranty, Can Deliver. Worth $5950. Sell $1950. (800) 960-7727 Schools ___________________________________________________ HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6 - 8 weeks.ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma.Get a Job! FREE Brochure 1-800-264-8330 Benjamin Franklin High School www.diplomafromhome.com ___________________________________________________ MEDICAL CAREERS begin here – Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com ___________________________________________________ Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-877-737-9447 ___________________________________________________ Reach over 20 million homes nationwide with one easy buy! Only $2,395 per week for a 25 word classified! For more information go to www.naninetwork.com ___________________________________________________

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The Ringgold High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Anthony’s on the Mon, in Lower Speers. Classmates wishing to attend this event are asked to contact Terri Josephi Clement by phone at 724-747-2243 or email tclement45@comcast.net. Information and registration for the event is also available on the class’s Facebook site: Ringgold High School Class of ’72 Reunion (event), at: https://www.facebook.com/events/207058966086793/. ___________________________________________________ 9thAnnual Dormont High School Annual Gathering - all classes are invited to this event scheduled for September 28 at Bethel Park Crowne Plaza South from 5:30 to 10:30 pm. Block of rooms are set aside at the Corwne Plaza - call 412-833-5300. $43 per person includes buffet/dinner, cash bar. You must register by September 13 to Marjorie Black at 412-833-5967 or klabk@verizon.net. ___________________________________________________ LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-760-2291. ___________________________________________________ Compulsive Eaters Anonymous - H.O.W. is a free, 12 Step program for people who have a problem controlling their eating.We have meetings every day throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, call 412-225-1664, e-mail info@ceahowpa.org or visit www.ceahowpa.org. It's simple, free and it works. Please keep coming back no matter what! ___________________________________________________ ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 866-955-7746 ___________________________________________________ LOCAL GOVERNMENTS! ADVERTISE YOUR BIDS HERE! You can NOW, by law, advertise with this publication to find competitive providers at a cost effective price. Call 800-450-7227 or visit www.midatlanticbids.com ___________________________________________________ Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9569 ___________________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation. 866-983-3264 MEDIATION - Are you involved in a dispute and do not know the next step to take to get it resolved? Mediation is an option. Has your spouse filed for divorce and you need help in managing the decisions that need to be made? Do you have a consumer dispute? Do you have a conflict in your neighborhood? Do you have a conflict within your family and you need an impartial third party to help the family solve the problem? Then it is Time 2 Talk.As a mediator with 30 years experience, I can help you to talk it out, and negotiate decisions that get the problem resolved. My name is Deidre Kuban and it is Time 2 Talk. The initial 30 minute consultation with me is at no cost to you. Resume and references available on request. Call me at 412-726-1514 or e-mail kuban231@comcast.net.

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MEDIATION - Are you involved in a dispute and do not know the next step to take to get it resolved? Mediation is an option. Has your spouse filed for divorce and you need help in managing the decisions that need to be made? Do you have a consumer dispute? Do you have a conflict in your neighborhood? Do you have a conflict within your family and you need an impartial third party to help the family solve the problem? Then it is Time 2 Talk. As a mediator with 30 years experience, I can help you to talk it out, and negotiate decisions that get the problem resolved. My name is Deidre Kuban and it is Time 2 Talk.The initial 30 minute consultation with me is at no cost to you. Resume and references available on request. Call me at 412-726-1514 or e-mail kuban231@comcast.net.

Rescued Kittens for Adoption - 1st shots,wormed,spay/neuter included, variety of colors, $35. Call 724-258-8380. ___________________________________________________ Large Boa Constrictor - 7 foot with cage and accessories, $100. Call 724-797-8303. ___________________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________________ 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 @ 724-941-5737. ___________________________________________________

The Monongahela Class of 1967 is planning our 45th year class reunion in September.We are inviting anyone who would like to help in the planning of this event.Anyone willing to help,please contact Kathy at 724258-7399 or Patti at 724-782-0141. The next meeting is on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. at Paul Lacko’s home on Route 136. ___________________________________________________

APARTMENT FOR RENT, Jefferson Hills, sprawling 3 bedroom, brick ranch, original owners, table top lot, garage. Freeman Realty, Frank – 412.341.7711 ext: 28 or 724.941.3434. ___________________________________________________

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House for Sale - Elizabeth Twp. 3bdr;2bath; LR; DR; Game room; Screen back porch; front porch; single car garage; yard. 412-384-6026. ___________________________________________________ APARTMENT FOR RENT, Monongahela , PA. First, Second Floor, One Bedroom, Galley Kitchen, Appliances, Free Parking, Garbage, Laundry Facility. Secured Locked Building, Close to Busline, Senior Discount. First Floor Apartment Fully Furnished! Call 724-931-4764 FOR SALE – Investment Property; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534. Mobile Home for Sale - 2 bed, 2 bath mobile home on fenced large corner lot, A/C, fireplace, doggy door, newer floors, washer dryer, stove included, will negotiate price $5500.00. In Port Royal Village. 724-2434355. ___________________________________________________ Apartment for Rent - 1 bedroom upstairs efficiency apt at 230 Donnan Ave., Washington, just a few blocks from downtown and W&J College. Total electric, no pets allowed, 1st and last months rent required down. $350 a month. Call 724-258-9115. ___________________________________________________ Warehouse For Lease - Contact owner directly at 724-483-4500 or 724-433-6541.Price negotiable.Includes office space and parking,3 bay doors for easy loading/unloading, all utilities present, fantastic location. ___________________________________________________ House for Rent in Charleroi - Large house on Lookout Ave. in Charleroi. One year free rent in exchange for construction on house. For more information, call 803-524-3308. ___________________________________________________ 6 Corner Lots for Sale - 30 x 100 each, place plan, Donora near Palmer Park, sewage available. Call 724-379-5693. ___________________________________________________ House for rent - Monongahela, 822 Marne St., 2 bedroom, very clean, big 2 car garage, very nice porch, possible rent to own, no pets, $600 per month. Call 412-296-1999. ___________________________________________________ Mobile home for sale - 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, mobile home and 3 lots for sale. Located at 2 Wood Alley in Carroll Twp. Off Rt. 837, Monongahela. Owner financing considered. $35,000. Call 724-350-5983. 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 843-236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507. FARMLAND LIQUIDATION! 5 acres - $19,900 8 acres - $24,900 Gorgeous views, fields, woods! 30 min Albany. Just off I-90. Fully approved for your country home! (888)738-6994 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com ___________________________________________________ OWNER WILL FINANCE.Bank or Seller won't finance? We Help! No qualifying. No credit! Low Down. Call Today! 1-800-563-2734. kanthony@cigrealty.com ___________________________________________________ COOPERSTOWN RIVERFRONT! 7 acres - $59,900 435 ft of gorgeous waterfront! 4 miles from Village! Perfect building site! Owner must sell NOW! (888) 738-6994. www.newyorklandandlakes.com ___________________________________________________ LENDER SHORT SALE! 25 acres - $39,900 Mature woods, great hunting, near State Land! Survey, g’teed buildable! Terms avail! Hurry! (866) 495-8733 ___________________________________________________

------------- SERVICES ---------HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Roofing,Vinyl siding, and window replacement experts. 34 years in business. No money down. Thousands of happy customers. Meredithhomeimprovements.com, call for a free estimate 412831-9991. PA 005063 ___________________________________________________ Companion for Elderly - Will help with dressing, meds, meals, and companionship. I provide activities, such as, cards, bingo, walks, exercise, and cheerful conversation. Add joy to your loved one's day. Hourly rates, in Bethel Park and surrounding areas. Please contact Carol at 412- 4799918. ___________________________________________________


————————————————————————————————————————— 54 unionfinley.com South Hills Tax Preparation - ALL 1040 TAX RETURNS ONLY $75! FREE State & Local Returns. FREE E-Filing. 10 Years Experience. Located in South Park. Call Rich Diffenbach at (412) 835-4842 Family Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD – also transfer VHS,VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page: http://www.debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages.com

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

LOCAL BUSINESSES, MERCHANTS AND SERVICES ATTORNEY

GARAGE DOORS

BANKRUPTCY/DIVORCE - Licensed since 1984. Call to set up an appointment today to find out your rights. Attorney James E. Miscavage 412-653-5711. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

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

CATERING ITALIAN SPECIALTY AND GOURMET CATERING LLC. Been est. 35 years. Catering corporate or personal events. Parties from 20 to 5000. Offering over 25 banquet facilities. All buffets are professionally decorated. Fast service. Reliable and plentiful. Featuring Breadworks breads. BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY EVENTS EARLY. 412-341-4626. www.iscatering.com ______________________________________

COMPUTERS

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

JEWELERS SOUTHLAND JEWELERS - Family Owned - GOLD = $$$ Every day for Gold, Silver, Plantinum, Coins & Diamonds; Estate & Antique Jewlery & Watches (Includes Famous Designers); Contemporary Metals Jewelry Collection (Stainless Steel/Gold – Ceramic – Tungsten – Titanium; Zable Bead Theme Bracelets (Beads are compatible w/ all bracelets); $25 OFF a $100 purchase (New Purchases only. Excludes repairs); Repairs/Appraisals done on site; Layaways available. Route 51 – next to TC Customized. 412384-8400. www.southlandjewelers.com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

PLUMBING

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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DVD TRANSFER/ HOME MOVIES

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

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. 724258-5336. http://web.me.com/dcheplic/. ______________________________________

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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/. Email: dcheplic@gmail.com MEDIATION - Are you involved in a dispute and do not know the next step to take to get it resolved? Mediation is an option. Has your spouse filed for divorce and you need help in managing the decisions that need to be made? Do you have a consumer dispute? Do you have a conflict in your neighborhood? Do you have a conflict within your family and you need an impartial third party to help the family solve the problem? Then it is Time 2 Talk.As a mediator with 30 years experience, I can help you to talk it out, and negotiate decisions that get the problem resolved. My name is Deidre Kuban and it is Time 2 Talk. The initial 30 minute consultation with me is at no cost to you. Resume and references available on request. Call me at 412-726-1514 or e-mail kuban231@comcast.net.

----------- VACATIONS ---------------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.oceanfrontcondo rentals.com/Paradise Resort. htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843-236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507. ___________________________________________________ OUTER BANKS VACATION RENTALS 500+ Oceanfront to Soundfront, Private Pools, Hot Tubs, Pets and More. www.brindleybeach.com 1-877642-3224 ___________________________________________________

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.


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Food & Dining Chocolate Change-Up (NAPSI)—Trendy TV celebrity chefs fearlessly combine ingredients and flavors to create exciting new dishes. Now, here’s a sweet idea from the No. 1 rice pudding manufacturer in North America, which has played “matchmaker” and created an unforgettable dessert combining two of the country’s most popular and classic tastes—creamy rice pudding and rich chocolate. The delicious result is Chocolate Rice Pudding. This winning combination gives you the best of both worlds: rice pudding, the timeless dessert heralded throughout the U.S., now united with chocolate, America’s favorite flavor. Besides being a good source of calcium and made with natural ingredients, Kozy Shack Chocolate Rice Pudding is gluten free, low in sodium and does not contain artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. You can find Chocolate Rice Pudding in ready-to-serve containers in the refrigerated dairy section of the supermarket.

Adding rich chocolate to rice pudding gives anyone who’s never tried it another reason to taste the creamy goodness.

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