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INDEX: Local News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . 46 Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Kids & Family . . . . . . . . . . . 62 School News . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Senior News . . . . . . . . . . . 68 People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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South Park “Friends” Fall Book Sale – October 22 - 23

A Sizzling End to Summer!

The Friends of South Park Township Library, Annual Fall Book Sale will be held in the South Park Township Community Center Building, 2575 Brownsville Rd., on Friday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday will be the ever-popular “$5.00 a Bag Day”. “Friends” provide the bag and you fill your bag up with anything at the sale for $5.00 – a terrific bargain to purchase all of your winter reading material. There is still time for our Members, Library patrons, Township residents and surrounding neighbors to bring their much appreciated donations to the South Park Library. If you need special arrangements for your items, please call the Library at 412-833-5585 Items still needed for the sale: books (hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, children, adult, school, educational, coffee table); old records, albums, books on tape, audio music tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, video tapes, video games, computer and electronic games and programs, games, puzzles, toys and stuffed animals. Encyclopedia sets accepted but should not be more than 8 years old. Friends are not accepting magazines, jewelry or flea market/garage sale items. Proceeds benefits the South Park Township Library. For further information, visit

Thousands of hungry visitors converged on the South Park Fairgrounds during Labor Day weekend, September 4 - 6 for the South Park Rib & Wing Challenge. Some of the best BBQ vendors in the country were on hand to serve up their finest eats. (See complete story and additional photos on page 18.)

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Fun For All at Finleyville Community Day

Mediterranean Food Festival Food You Remember - Taste You never Forget! The cooks at St. George Orthodox Church in Bridgeville are hard at work preparing for their annual 3-day FOODTACULAR - their "original" Feast From The East - Mediterranean Food Festival which will be held October 8 - 10. Activities will run from 12:00 noon - 8:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, and from 12:00 noon - 6:00 PM closing on Sunday, October 10. This is the award winning food event that put Bridgeville on the map! Truly a Feast from the East. Take-out or dine-in. Free admission and free parking. (handicap accessible). Visit our website at to place an order for pick up. Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. George New Church Building Fund. For more information, call 412-221-2277.

A STAT MediVac helicopter drops in for an informal visit

Kettle Korn – Always a favorite

By Paul Chasko September 11, 2010 couldn’t have turned out to be a more beautiful day for Finleyville Community Day and certainly a fitting day to honor the men and women of our emergency services. On the anniversary of 9/11 when so many were struck down it was fitting to honor those who serve. The day opened with prayer, Taps and a salute from the Mon Valley Honor Guard thanksgiving and remembrance of those who give their service to the community and to the nation. The Mon Valley Honor Guard displayed the colors as taps were played and a wreath was laid at the Finleyville Community Center Memorial for service men and women. After the opening ceremonies, the streets of Finleyville were crowded with folks enjoying the great weather, craft booths, entertainment and great food served up by vendors and community eateries. There were a number of emergency equipment William "Wild Willy" Frankfort shows off displays as well. The Finleyville some hand-made colonial-era goods Volunteer Fire Department and Union Ambulance Service had their vehicles on display and a a Stat-Medivac helicopter dropped down into the St. Francis Church parking lot so folks could have a close look at this often life-saving aircraft. It was a fun day in Finleyville. (PHOTOS BY PAUL CHASKO) See more pictures at the Union-Finley Messenger Web Site Photo Gallery at

Kids Halloween Costume Party at Bunola Fire Company The Bunola Fire Company will host a Kids of All Ages Costume Halloween Party on October 24 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. Party goers should arrive in costume. Guests will enjoy fun, food and prizes. There will also be hayride and outdoor games, weather permitting. Cost $5 per child. Contact Kathy at 412-384-8334 for additional information.

South Park Women’s Club Raffle to Benefit Huntington’s Disease The South Park Women Club will be raffling several, very generous gift baskets during the Oktoberfest at Barley’s & Hop’s located in the South Park Shops in Bethel Park. The Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 8 and 9. There will be live bands in the tent, Rowdy BBQ, German food and hundreds of imports and microbrews inside. On Friday evening, the Women’s Club will be sponsoring the raffle and accepting donations to benefit Huntington’s Disease. All proceeds will go back to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America – Western PA Chapter who helps families affected by the disease, supports research and clinical trials. The donations will be made in honor of one of their longtime club members, Sue Oates, who has the disease. Come and enjoy the festivities. Hopefully your donation will help make a future that is free of Huntington’s Disease.

Step Up For Local Kids Union Finley Area Athletic Association Needs Board Members The Union Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) is still looking to fill board member seats for the Spring 2011 Baseball and Softball season. Open positions are President, Concessions Manager, Softball Commissioner, Secretary, Special Events and Field Maintenance Manager. Nominations to these positions are due ASAP so they can be voted on at the October Board Meeting. UFAAA will not be able to operate without all of these board positions filled. If there is no Board there is no UFAAA for your children to participate in T-Ball, Baseball and Slow and Fast Pitch Softball in their hometown community! Please contact Michele Gohacki at 724-348-9168 or if you would like to volunteer to be nominated for one of these positions.

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . OCTOBER 1 - 2 PETERS TOWNSHIP HAUNTED TRAIL October 1 and 2 from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. This year the Peters Township Trail will be transformed in the Hoia Baciu Forest in Romania, a truly haunted forest. Come tour this beautiful stretch of forest and hope not to be “spirited away” by what you may encounter. Fee is $6 for adult, $4 for children (12 and under). For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 724942-5000. OCTOBER 1 - 3 KID MANIA EVENT - A “Kid Mania” Sale will take place at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Friday October 1 through Sunday October 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Sunday.) Kid Mania is a giant resale you won’t want to miss. With low prices and huge selection it is worth stopping and shopping! Admission is free, giveaways at the door, raffles are available, and vendors will also be setup. Over 50,000 brand name items, new and gently used, ranging from Newborn to High School aged (and maternity) are available at the lowest prices around! For more information, visit the website at OCTOBER 2 TINY TOTS - A fun, dance and tumbling class for early pre-school children starts Saturday, October 2 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. at Ruby Daugherty Dance Studio. Parent or older sibling participation required. For more information, call 724-348-7476 or 412-835-9626. RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL - Ringgold High School will hold a Band Festival on Saturday, October 2. Performance Starts at 7:30 PM. Participating bands are Ringgold, Avella, California, Charleroi, Chartiers-Houston, Peters Township, Riverview, and Grove City College. Admission: $6 Adult, and $4 Student. FALL FLEA MARKET - St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church will hold its Annual Fall Flea

Market on Saturday, October 2 from 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 p.m. in the parish gym located on Rt. 51, 6:30 pm. Finley Hall, Finleyville (Just off Route 88 Across the Parking Lot from the New For information, call 412-884-5259. Church) To register, call Mary 724-348-5664. NOTTINGHAM BONFIRE EVENT OCTOBER 8 Nottingham Township will host their annual Bonfire event on Saturday, October 2 from 6:30 APPLE/FALL FESTIVAL – An Apple/Fall to 9:30 p.m. The event will take place at Festival will be held at Monongahela Valley Sherwood Park. Entertainment will be provided Hospitals on Friday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by by the Saddle Tramps. the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, LVFC CASH BASH – The Library Volunteer Inc., is open to the public, and will be held in Fire Company (LVFC) is holding its semi-annu- the outdoor Central Plaza and the Anthony M. al “Cash Bash” on Saturday, October 2 at the Lombardi Education Center. The comfortable Library VFC Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and and informal outdoor and indoor setting of the the drawings begin at 7:00 p.m. Drawings will Fall Festival offers patrons a refreshing way to be done every 15 minutes from 7:00 to 11:00 enjoy delicious food and fellowship. For more p.m. with prizes from $200 to the grand prize of information, call 724-258-1234. $5,000 at the 11:00 drawing. Winner of the 11:00 drawing has a chance to win $10,000 on FALL CRAFT SHOW – The staff and residents the following Saturday, October 9 PA Lottery of Mon Valley Care Center are pleased to welcome the community to our 2010 Fall Craft 7:00 p.m. drawing. Show on Friday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Area crafters will sell handmade OCTOBER 3 CUT FOR A CURE - cut-a-thon at Sportclips in items, including crafts and baked goods. Mon McMurray on Rt. 19/Washington Rd. on Valley Care Center is located in Monongahela. October 3 from 4-7 p.m. to help raise money for For more details, call 724-310-1111. the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There is a $10 minimum donation. So come get your hair cut OCTOBER 8 - 10 and help find a cure! All proceeds will go to the MEDITERRANEAN FOOD FESTIVAL - The Susan G. Komen Foundation. cooks at St. George Orthodox Church in Bridgeville are hard at work preparing for their OCTOBER 4 - 8 annual 3-day FOODTACULAR - their "original" ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT - An Feast From The East - Mediterranean Food Electronic Recycling Event will be held Monday Festival which will be held October 8 - 10. October 4 through Friday October 8 from 7:00 Activities will run from 12:00 noon - 8:00 PM a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hills Municipal on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, and Building, rear basement garage. Bring anything from 12:00 noon - 6:00 PM closing on Sunday, computer or electronic related, including moni- October 10. Visit our website at http://stgeorgetors, microwaves, telephones, radios, CB’s, elec- to place an order for pick up. For tric drills, irons, curling irons, blow dryers and more information, call 412-221-2277. electric skillets for recycling at no charge. We cannot accept televisions. If any questions, call OCTOBER 8 - 10 Deborah at 412-655-5032. HOUSTON PUMPKIN FESTIVAL - The 27th Annual Houston Pumpkin Festival, sponsored OCTOBER 6 by the Houston Volunteer Fire Company, will be BLOOD DRIVE - St. Francis of Assisi Church in held October 8, 9 and 10 at the Houston Finleyville will host a Blood Drive on American Legion Picnic Grounds. Free shuttle

bus and free admission to the festival. Over 175 unique craft and food booths, pizza, funnel cakes, hot sausage, gyros, veggies, kettle corn and much more. Children’s area and entertainment for all ages. For more information, call 724-745-0673. OCTOBER 9 VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW - to benefit Peters Township Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday, October 9 at The Beach Room, Finleyville from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Great gift ideas, variety of vendors & craftspeople, Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, food & drinks. Military Connections will have a table to collect items for our troops overseas. For more information, e-mail GINGERBREAD 101 - The Monongahela Area Library is helping the area get in the holiday spirit with a “Gingerbread 101” event slated for Saturday, October 9. The library program will open with an informational presentation, but then will have candies, cereal, marshmallows and other “goodies” suitable for creating and decorating gingerbread houses. The afternoon program is scheduled to start at 1:30. SOUND OF COUNTRY - Country Music at the Monongahela Senior Center. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. For more information, please call 724-2582301. WASHINGTON SYMPHONY PRESENTS “BEDTIME STORIES” - The Washington Symphony presents “Bedtime Stories” on October 9 at 8:00 p.m. This magical evening of music will take you back to your childhood. $20 for adult, $15 for children, students and seniors (65 & over). Tickets are available at Washington Financial, Citizens Library, online at or by calling 724-223-9796. Tickets are also available at the door. All concerts are held at Trinity High School Washington, PA. Advance group sales get 10% off WSO tickets and discounts at area restaurants, shopping, and more. Call us at 724-223-9796 or go online to

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——————————————————————————————————— Page 5 BID ON A BACHELOR - Castaway Lounge, located on Rt. 136 in Forward Township, will hold a “Bachelors for Charity” event on Saturday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. Bachelors will represent National Breast Cancer Foundation and all proceeds will go to that organization. For more information, call Castaway Lounge at 724-258-2161. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK - The 7th Annual “Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at 10:15 a.m. in Charleroi Borough. The event will start with registration in the Charleroi Market House at 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks, a group picture, balloon release and the one or two-mile walk will commence at 10:15 a.m. Registration information can be found on-line at

OCTOBER 14 - 16 BETHEL PARK HERITAGE PLAYERS - present Musical “Barnum” on October 14, 15, 16, at 8 p.m. at the Bethel Park Community Center. Circus acts 1/2 hr before show. $12 for adults; $9 for student/seniors. For more information at OCTOBER 16 CRAFT FEST 2010 - South Park Mobile Estates Community Room, 120 Hidden Valley Dr., Finleyville, will hold a Craft Fest on Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FAMILY FALL HARVEST - A Family Fall Harvest Festival will be held Saturday October 16 from 7:00 till 10:00 p.m at the Elizabeth Baptist Church. For more information, call 412-384-6464.

OCTOBER 9-10 THE FIDDLIN’ AROUND BAND - will be performing at Simmons Farm, McMurray on October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 from 2-4 p.m. For information, contact Simmons Farm at 724941-1490.

HAM & TURKEY SUPPER - Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four, PA will hold a Ham & Turkey Supper on October 16 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Donation requested is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Takeout available by calling 724-225-3431.

OCTOBER 10 CRAFT SHOW - The South Park Women’s Club will be holding their 17th Annual Craft Show on Sunday, October 10 in the Home Economics Building at the South Park Fairgrounds. The event will run from from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show will be open to the public and admission is free. The show has over 40 skilled crafters.

CLOTHES-A-RAMA - Riverview Baptist Church located at 405 Main Street in New Eagle, will hold a “Clothes-A-Rama” event on Saturday, October 16, from 10 AM - 2 PM. Clothes will be available for Men, Women and Children. All are welcome. For more details, please call Barb at 724-884-5594.

OCTOBER 11 OLDIES DANCE - An Oldies Dance will be held at Royal Place Restaurant, (Rt. 88) on Monday, October 11 from 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm. DJ Steve will be playing music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Sponsored by Parents Without Partners, South Hills Chapter #278. Admission: PWP members: $5; Non-members: $7. Cash Bar. Menu Items Available. For information, contact Barb at 412855-4308 OCTOBER 13 APPLE DUMPLINGS SALE - Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Rd., is selling apple dumplings. Order deadline is Wednesday, October 13. Pick-up on Saturday, October 16 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $2.75 each. Order by calling 412 653-3222, option 3.

NIGHT AT THE RACES - The Ringgold Men’s Soccer Boosters will be holding a “Night at the Races” on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Floreffe Fire Hall, 1540 State Street (Rt. 837) in Floreffe. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and dinner will be served. Races begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets cost just $20 – includes dinner/beer/mixers BYOB and a chance to win 42” HDTV. For tickets e-mail or call 724-323-4562 CHAMBER CHASE 5K - The 2nd Annual Peters Township Chamber Chase 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, October 16 at Peterswood Park on Arrowhead Trail. Registration 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. at Peter Township Community Recreation Center. $18 if pre-registered by October 1 and $20 if after October 1. For more information, call 724-941-6345.

OCTOBER 16-17 THE FIDDLIN’ AROUND BAND - will be performing at Simmons Farm, Thomas Rd., McMurray on October 16-17, 23-24 from 2-4 p.m. For information, contact Simmons Farm at 724-941-1490. GENE GRIMM FUND RAISER & BIKE RUN A fundraiser and Bike run for Gene Grimm will be held at Roy’s By The Tracks in Finleyville October 16 and 17. Fundraiser activities on Saturday October 16, and will include a Chinese auction, giveaways, and a pig roast! Bands include: Parking Lot Whisky; Skillet Hill; Wizard Bomb; R Date with Poverty. $1 donation taken at the door. Bike Run October 17. Additional donations can be made at Citizens Bank to the Gene Grimm Fund c/o Donna J. Baxter. For additional information, call 724-348-7118. OCTOBER 17 BETHEL PARK HERITAGE PLAYERS - present Musical “Barnum” on October 17 at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Park Community Center. Circus acts 1/2 hr before show. $12 for adults; $9 for student/seniors. More information at CHILDREN’S HARVEST FESTIVAL - A Children’s Harvest Festival will be held at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park on Sunday, October 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The children may participate in old-fashioned games such as the corn cob toss and ducking for apples. They may try their hands at doing tin punching, churning butter, making church babies, writing with quill pens or sampling one of the many different corn crafts. The Oliver Miller Associates will also have a number of demonstrations. All outdoor events will be weather permitting. In case of rain, the buildings will be open for tours and demonstrations, but many of the hands-on crafts, may be cancelled. Admission for this Sunday will be $2. For more information, visit or contact us at 412 835-1554. RAVIOLI/SPAGHETTI DINNER Transfiguration Parish in Monongahela will hold a Ravioli/Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adult Dinners: Ravioli $7; 1/2 Ravioli 1/2 Spaghetti $7; Spaghetti $6. Children’s Dinners: Ravioli $5; Spaghetti $4. Any questions, call 724-2587742.

OCTOBER 18 SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING The October meeting of the South Park Women’s Club will be held on Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the South Park Community Center. This months program will feature Julie Grose. Julie will share her expertise on the science of astrology. OCTOBER 21 HALLOWEEN TRAIL - Canonsburg General Hospital will host the Halloween Trail on Thursday, October 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Fitness Trail. The event is free to children under 12. Children are invited to come dressed in their favorite costume and wander along the Fitness Trail to meet our many haunted hosts. Treats and bags will be provided. OCTOBER 21-23 BETHEL PARK HERITAGE PLAYERS - present Musical “Barnum” on October 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. at the Bethel Park Community Center. Circus acts 1/2 hr before show. $12 for adults; $9 for student/seniors. for more information at OCTOBER 22 - 23 FALL BOOK SALE – The Friends of South Park Township Library, Annual Fall Book Sale, will be held in the South Park Township Community Center Building, Friday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday will be “$5.00 a Bag Day”. “Friends” provide the bag and you fill your bag up with anything at the sale for $5.00 – a terrific bargain to purchase all of your winter reading material. For further information on Friends, visit the web site at OCTOBER 23 JEWELRY PARTY - Union Roads United Methodist Church, 3687 Finleyville- Elrama Rd., will hold a Jewelry Party on Saturday, October 23. Light lunch at 1:00 p.m. with jewelry demonstration at 2:00 p.m. For more information, call 724-348-6200.

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . OCTOBER 23 FALL HARVEST PARTY - Thomas Presbyterian Church at 1068 Linden Rd., Eighty Four, would like to invite you to join us for an evening full of fun activities for all ages on October 23 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Bring a pumpkin and tools for carving, a snack, and invite a friend or neighbor to come along. “SECURE YOUR ID” DAY - The Pleasant Hills Municipal Building Parking Lot will be the location of an “Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention” Event which features FREE onsite document destruction on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.For more information go to (enter your zip code and go to announcements) or call BBB at 412-456-2700. OCTOBER 23-24 THE FIDDLIN’ AROUND BAND - will be performing at Simmons Farm, Thomas Rd., McMurray on October 23-24 from 2-4 p.m. For information, contact Simmons Farm at 724-941-1490. OCTOBER 24 BETHEL PARK HERITAGE PLAYERS - present Musical “Barnum” on October 24 at 2 p.m.

at the Bethel Park Community Center. Circus acts 1/2 hr before show. $12 for adults; $9 for student/seniors. More information at HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY - The Bunola Fire Company will host a Kids of All Ages Costume Halloween Party on October 24 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. Party goers should arrive in costume. Fun, food and prizes. Also, hayride and outdoor games, weather permitting. Cost $5 per child. Contact Kathy at 412-384-8334 for additional information.

OCTOBER 25 LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE - Lawrence Gallant, Finleyville historian, explorer and editor of Ancient American Magazine will give a lecture at the October meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society. The subject will be the ancient history of Peters Creek and the Mon River Valley and will focus on our local history and its relation to ancient cultures and world history. The lecture will take place at Wright United Methodist Church on Venetia Road on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. To schedule this lecture, contact the author at

OCTOBER 26 GARDENING PRESENTATION - Jessica Walliser, horticulturist and co-host of KDKA Radio’s “Organic Gardeners” will speak about “Interesting Combinations of Deer-resistant Perennials” at the Bethel Park Library on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 28 REHAB GYM GRAND OPENING - Jefferson Hills Manor, a Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation facility, on 448 Old Clairton Rd., in Jefferson Hills, will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Rehab Gym from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. To RSVP, call 412-653-1128.



TRUNK N’ TREAT FALL FESTIVAL - Trunk n’ Treat Fall Festival will be held on Wednesday, October 27 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM. Trunk n’ Treat is an outdoor event held at Crossroads Ministries in Finleyville. People from the church decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy to the children. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Road, one mile south of Trax Farms. For more information, call 724-348-1620.

PSYCHIC FAIR - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel on Regis Ave. in West Mifflin. There will be different psychics to choose from, vendors table of metaphysical items you may purchase. For information, call (412) 770-4961.

MONONGAHELA HALLOWEEN PARADE – The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor their Annual Halloween Parade on October 27. Line up will be at 6:00 p.m. in Chess Park. Monetary donations may be mailed to The Chamber of Commerce, 211 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. For more information, call 724-258-5919. Trick or Treat will be October 30 from 6 – 8 p.m.

MONONGAHELA TRICK-OR-TREAT - The annual Monongahela trick-or-treat will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 6pm 8pm.

NOVEMBER 2 ELECTION DAY LUNCH/DINNER AND BAKE SALE - Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Charleroi Borough, will host an Election Day Lunch/Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eat-in or take-out by calling 724-4890500.

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Tim Solobay: Fighting for Southwestern PA Values Dear Editor; People from other areas often ask me what sets apart Southwestern Pennsylvania from the rest of the state. Almost always, my answer has to do with the values that the citizens of this region hold. We value an honest day’s work with a fair wage. We care for the health and well being of our neighbors and community members. We learn from our past so that we can make a better future for the next generation. I am a lifelong resident of Canonsburg, the Chief of the Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department and I have seen our area flourish over the past few decades. With the booming natural gas industry and the various new economic opportunities that will surely result, we will see thousands of jobs being created through the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation; however, with great opportunity comes great responsibility. We must work diligently to ensure that the environmental and human impacts of the drilling and production of natural gas remain at the forefront of our legislative agenda. If elected to the State Senate, I will work tirelessly to ensure that Southwestern Pennsylvanians will be protected and given the ability to prosper with this new industry. Southwestern Pennsylvania can continue to grow, flourish and remain competitive with the rest of the state if we all work together. Each day I get up and go to work to make a difference in the lives of the Pennsylvanians I serve. I have seen Harrisburg move away from a commitment to its constituents and into a routine of staunch partisanship that does a disservice to the people we work so hard to represent. I’m a fire fighter, a sportsman, a father and grandfather, and I am running for State Senate to continue to fight for Southwestern Pennsylvania’s values in Harrisburg. -Representative Timothy J. Solobay, 48th State House District

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Learn to Clog Dance Pioneer Cloggers Offer Two Free Clog Dance Lessons The Pioneer Cloggers located in South Park invites you to try their hobby. We like to have fun, we like to dress up, we like to perform, and we love to dance! We are offering two free lessons on October 19 and October 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. These lessons will give newcomers a chance to try clogging. Those wishing to continue, will pay $20 for an eight week session. We meet once a week on Tuesdays. Bring a pair of snug fitting smooth soled shoes. No dance experience is necessary, ages 10 and older welcomed. This type of dance does not require a partner, but share the experience and bring a friend. To register, call 412-812-3972 or e-mail

Washington Symphony Presents "Bedtime Stories" The Washington Symphony presents "Bedtime Stories" on October 9 at 8:00 p.m. This magical evening of music will take you back to your childhood. Inspired by the ancient art of storytelling, we will light up the stars with classic and modern favorites that include “The Kalendar Prince” from “Scheherazade,” a Brahms' Lullaby, Tchaikovsky's “The Sleeping Beauty” waltz and as a very special treat – a “whodunit” mystery from Lemony Snicket's “The Composer is Dead” narrated by Pittsburgh CLO's Jeff Howell. Tickets are $20 for adult, $15 for children, students and seniors (65 & over). Advance tickets are available at Washington Financial, Citizens Library, online at or by calling 724-223-9796. Tickets are also available at the door. All concerts are held at Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave., Washington, PA. Advance group sales get 10% off WSO tickets and discounts at area restaurants, shopping, and more. Call us at 724-223-9796 or go online to

Clothes-A-Rama Event in New Eagle Riverview Baptist Church located at 405 Main Street in New Eagle, will hold a "Clothes-A-Rama" event on Saturday, October 16, from 10 AM - 2 PM. Clothes will be available for Men, Women and Children. All are welcome. For more details, please call Barb at 724-884-5594.

Amedisys Hospice is Looking for Volunteers A Volunteer Coordinator receives information from the team regarding patients that would benefit from a volunteer. (Pictured from l to r): Pam Ridge, Coordinator of the Volunteer and Bereavement Programs; Hospice Nurses Judy Franko and Susan Aniewelski, and Amy Cooper MSW.

Amedisys Hospice (formerly Albert Gallatin Home Care and Hospice) offers hospice services to the terminally ill and their families in our community and a very important part of this service is its volunteers. Hospice volunteers are special people who play an integral role in the hospice experience. Hospice is a special form of health care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides medical services, emotional support and spiritual resources to allow the patient to live the remainder of their life with comfort and dignity. Every hospice patient has a team that includes family members, medical professionals, hospice aides, counselors, social workers, clergy, a bereavement coordinator, a volunteer coordinator, and volunteers. Currently, Amedisys Hospice is looking for special, caring individuals to be trained as hospice volunteers for the Mon Valley communities served. Volunteers assist the hospice patient and their family by providing companionship, assisting with errands, providing respite and bereavement support. There are many different opportunities and you can create your own to help the patient and family, while enjoying a rewarding volunteer experience. Amedisys Hospice maintains contact with the families of hospice patients for at least 13 months after the patient has passed away and volunteers are instrumental to that process. Volunteers are trained to make bereavement calls to families who have experienced the loss of their loved ones. Volunteers also participate in bereavement retreats. Bereavement Support Groups with Amedisys are held at two different locations and are facilitated by trained and caring volunteers. One group meets every third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Monongahela Library. The second group meets on the first and third Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. The groups are open to the public and families of hospice patients. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Amedisys Hospice, contact Pamela Ridge, Coordinator of Volunteer and Bereavement Programs at 724-483-4109. Training is provided at no charge.

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39th House District Issues-IF you believe in the ‘Right of Self Defense’ and the 2nd Amendment then Rick Saccone is your Best Choice in November!! This year, you have a choice between a candidate, Rick Saccone, who has fresh ideas, represents traditional Pennsylvania values and supports our ‘freedoms’ versus an incumbent who has lost sight of the fact that ‘he’ works for the people ‘and’ that, like our armed services, he has sworn an oath to ‘support and defend’ our Constitution. At election time there is always a flurry of mailings from Levdansky (paid for at taxpayer expense) extolling his hard work in Harrisburg, yet if you ‘look’ closely his record reflects a far different picture. Self Defense: This year, 2010, marks his most outrageous position and that is to reject greater protections for law abiding citizens who defend themselves. The Castle Doctrine legislation, House Bill 40, would provide much needed protections for law abiding citizens who defend themselves or their families. Twenty three states have passed this same concept without problems and yet Levdansky is opposing it! Rick Saccone has taken time to actually attend the hearings (in Harrisburg) on House Bill 40 to understand these issues while Levdansky did not attend. Constitutional Freedoms: From the beginning of his legislative career, Rep. Levdansky has mocked and minimized this most fundamental of constitutional freedoms. The statement below reflects (Levdansky’s) true beliefs: “. . . insofar as the constitutional question of the right to keep and bear arms is concerned, I think that that argument is rather hollow and shallow . . . At best, I think that the right to bear arms argument is nothing more than rightwing, ideological rhetoric and ought to be dismissed dismissed as such”. (recorded at a Game and Fish Committee hearing on HB 2079 in 1986 in Clarion, PA ) Hunting: Levdansky has also worked to undermine hunting and hunters with his intervention in the science of wildlife (deer) management by supporting a study that is surrounded in controversy and is being roundly criticized for ‘not’ recognizing the problems with the habitat OR the needs of wildlife and the contributions of hunters. Decades of Deer management have been thrown under the bus by Levdansky’s efforts. Don’t be misled by glitzy mailings or glib statements, instead look at the incumbent’s voting record-the LIST goes on and on!

Rick Saccone Supports YOUR Freedoms IF you want a leader who supports your freedoms and rejects the unconstitutional agenda of the groups above and the current

incumbent then RICK SACCONE is the ‘choice’ for you! IF you want a leader who will fight corruption no matter where it leads then RICK SACCONE is the ‘choice’ for you! IF you want a representative who can work with ‘both’ parties, as he has done many times in his professional, law enforcement and military career, then RICK SACCONE is the ‘choice’ for you! Levdansky’s Legislation: Mandatory Reporting of Lost or Stolen Guns—HERE IS WHAT HE ‘DOESN’T’ TELL YOU! In 2008, Levdansky curried favor with Philadelphia anti-gun legislators to victimize the victims of crime twice, through his legislation called ‘Mandatory Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms’. This contains a ‘mandatory’ reporting requirement of 72 hours and criminal prosecution would be determined by when YOU "should have known" the firearm was missing. (HB 1845/April-2008)—ALL

Levdansky’s ANTI-GUN Co-Sponsored Legislation

PA sportsmen and sportswomen and gun owner groups ‘opposed’ this legislation.

Session 2007-2008

Rep. Levdansky is rated an F by FOAC and has been rated an F by the NRA!

Session 1999-2000

NOT ONE pro-gun group has endorsed Dave Levdansky o The Brady Campaign (AKA as Handgun Control Inc). o CeaseFire PA (state group)

x HB 1536 - Mandatory Gun Training to Buy x HB 1701 - Bans carrying firearms in Capitol x HB 1893 - Mandatory Training for CCW x HR 391 - Anti-Gun Group Support Resolution x HR 505 - Smart Gun Mandate x HB 2599 - Lifelong Firearm Prohibition for x x x x

‘voluntary’ Mental Health Care treatment HB 1719 - Enhanced Gun Show Penalties HB 1720 - Mandatory Reporting-Stolen Firearms HB 1721 - ‘Strict Liability’ for ANY person whose gun is misused HB 1722 - ‘Unlimited’ Civil Liability

Session 1993-1994

x HB 2600 - Limited gun possession—waiting

periods—mandatory firearm storage—defined semiautomatic firearms as assault weapons. x HB 2440 - Semi-Auto Gun Ban x HB 2443 - Gun Dealer Restrictions (Gun dealers prohibited from selling at gun shows) x HB 2968 - Mandatory Training for CCW

Levdansky’s Endorsed by Anti-Gun Groups

The examples below are just ‘some’ of the anti-gun positions of Levdansky supporters: o Banning the Concealed Carry of Firearms o Yearly ‘registration of guns’ with a $10 fee per gun o Mandatory Smart Guns ‘with’ confiscation of old ones o Licensing ALL Gun Owners o Registering ALL guns o Making Gun Owners financially responsible for crimes committed with their guns if stolen & misused o Banning numerous types of firearms & their accessories o Banning ammunition based on performance o One Gun a Month Laws o Allowing local gun bans/ending gun law preemption

Levdansky Will Not: o Criticize the continuous plea bar-

gaining away violations of current gun laws in our urban areas! o Support legislation to correct the problems in current gun laws that causes Law Abiding citizens to be prosecuted for unintentional technical violations of law when criminals go unpunished! o Introduce legislation that would focus on career violent criminals, instead choosing to attack gun owners with ‘reasonable’ gun control that has been proven to fail! o Tell YOU that he believes it is TOO expensive to keep career violent criminals in jail!

Paid for by Firearms Owners Against Crime PAC and Not Authorized by Any Candidate or Candidate's Committee FOAC, P.O. Box 14, Presto, PA 15142 — Phone (412) 221-3346 Fax (412) 257-1099 — For more info visit:

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Ghosts Of Monongahela Candlelight Walk The "Ghosts of Monongahela" Candlelight Walk will be held October 15 and 16 at 7:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the Monongahela Area Historical Society. Enjoy a walking tour through Victorian Monongahela, based on true tales by local researcher Susan Bowers. The walk will meets at Monongahela Library parking lot located at W. Main Street in Monongahela. Come and join us for 90-minutes of sheer suspense! Cost is $8 per person, and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 724258-2377. (NOT recommended for children under 10.)

Susan Bowers will be your guide as you discover all the tales of the Ghosts of Monongahela October 15 and 16.

2010 Mingo Creek County Park Fall Hayrides Enjoy a Refreshing Autumn Evening with Friends and Family The Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation will be offering group hayrides this fall at Mingo Creek County Park. Dates for the 2010 Mingo Creek County Park Hayrides are Friday, October 15, Saturday, October 16, Friday, October 22, Saturday, October 23, Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30. The Friday evening hayrides scheduled for October 15, 22 and 29 are available 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hayrides on Saturday, October 16 are available 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Hayrides scheduled on Saturday October 23 and 30 are available 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hayrides are approximately 50 minutes in length. The haywagon can accommodate up to 30 people per hour. The use of a picnic shelter and a fire circle for two hours before or after the scheduled hayride is also provided. Hayrides book quickly. Call the Washington County Parks & Recreation Office at 724-2286867 for available times and information about scheduling a hayride in Mingo Creek County Park. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington off of Route 136.

Rehab Gym to Host Grand Opening! Jefferson Hills Manor, a Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation facility, located just down the road from Thomas Jefferson High School on 448 Old Clairton Rd., in Jefferson Hills, will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their beautiful, new Rehab Gym on Thursday, October 28, 2010, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Meet the staff, tour the gym, learn about their new equipment, and enjoy some great food and drink. To RSVP and for more details, please call Jefferson Hills Manor at 412-653-1128. Call Steve at x111 or Mary at x134, or send Steve an e-mail at

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Rick Saccone Candidate for Pennsylvania House of Representatives 39th District

w w w. re g e n c y - f i re. c o m

ONE REGENCY = ONE TREE For each Regency sold we plant a tree

Dr. Rick Saccone, a lifelong resident to the area is running for election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 39th District. Saccone is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania where he teaches Government, International Business and other international courses. He is also a retired officer of the United States Air Force (USAF) where he served in various positions as a detachment commander and chief of counterintelligence for the USAF in the national capital of Seoul, South Korea. After retiring he worked abroad in business before delving into international diplomacy as a representative to the nuclear power plant project in North Korea. As the only American living in North Korea at the time, he gained valuable diplomatic expeRichard Saccone Ph.D. rience working and successfully negotiating with North Koreans, resulting in two books about that enigmatic country, including “Negotiating with North Korea,” and “Living with the Enemy: Inside North Korea.” When the war in Iraq began, Saccone decided to take his turn offering his years of interrogation and counterintelligence experience. Assigned to the U.S. Army as a civilian, he served in Baghdad and in the hotspot of Mosul, as a Senior Counterintelligence Agent identifying, capturing and interrogating insurgents. Dr. Saccone is unashamedly pro-life, a genuine supporter of the 2nd amendment and determined to change the culture of corruption in government. While knocking on well over 10,000 doors of registered voters in our community, Dr. Saccone has heard countless times how fed up the voters are with career politicians, the reckless spending in Harrisburg and the need for real tax reform. An active member in his community, Saccone served on the EMS Ambulance Board, the Elizabeth Forward (EF) school board, and many years as a church youth leader. He graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School and was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame. As a former school board member, Dr. Saccone was able to reduce taxes not once but twice while eliminating a wasteful spending project the people didn’t want. He fought to limit the closed door deals of government insisting more of our discussions be open to the public- that is transparent government in action. Dr Saccone received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and is also a graduate and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has been married to Yong Saccone for over 31 years. His two sons are Virginia Military Institute graduates, Nick currently serves as a USAF officer in Afghanistan and Matthew works as a civil engineer in Virginia. For more information about Rick Saccone and the issues facing the 39th Legislative District, please visit

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Jefferson Hills Celebrates Community Day Jefferson Hills celebrated their 38th annual Community Day on Saturday, August 21 at Andrew Reilly Memorial Park. Attendees enjoyed a co-ed Softball Tournament, a Car and Bike Cruise, petting zoo, games, fireworks, lots of great festival foods, and live music throughout the day.

Pastor Floyd Hughes (L), Amanda Noveraske (C) and Brandon Hughes (R) of Crossroads Community Church show off their airbrush tattoos.

Big Girls BBQ cooked up some delicious ribs and chicken as Dave worked his BBQ magic.


These talented musicians from “Girlz In Black Hats” played center stage.

After the rain moved in, the booths kept on serving the patrons at Jefferson Hills community day.

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade – October 27 The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor our Annual Halloween parade on October 27. Line up will be at 6:00 p.m. in Chess Park. The parade will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The Ringgold High School Marching Band will be featured. Entry forms for those wishing to participate in the judging are available at Dorothea’s Boutique, Chaney’s Natural Wellness, Charleroi Federal Savings Bank or at the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Office. All entry forms should be returned those respective locations by October 18. Individuals, groups, floats, mini-floats, scouts and schools wishing to be judged should submit a completed form by October 18.The mini float category must have one person on board. All vehicles in the parade must have a Halloween theme, or be pulling a float. Strict limitations will be enforced along the parade route including: no political signs or banners, no dirt bikes, motorcycles or quads. Preliminary judging will take place at the reviewing stand at Third and Main Street. To be eligible for prize money, you must report to the Aquatorium for final judging. Cash prizes will be awarded to finalists. Monetary donations are now being accepted and may be mailed to The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Second Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. For more information, call 724-258-5919. Monongahela Trick or Treat will be October 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. Please drive safely and watch for Children.

Artists Needed for Show at Pleasant Hills Library The Pleasant Hills Library is sponsoring an art show in conjunction with its 65th Anniversary celebration in November. The show will highlight local artistic talent in multiple mediums. Artists interested in displaying their work either for show or for sale may pick up entry forms at the Pleasant Hills Library. Artists may submit up to three pieces. Artwork will be selected on the basis of available space and at the discretion of the Library staff. There are no entry fees, but 20% of the price of any piece sold will be retained to benefit the library. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 28. Artwork must be dropped off at the Library by Thursday, November 11. Artwork will be showcased at a wine and cheese party open to the public on Saturday, November 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and will be kept on display until Tuesday, November 23.

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The Modernettes Continue Their Reign Local Girls Earn National and International Acclaim The Juvenile & Senior Modernettes recently returned from the National Baton Twirling Championships at Notre Dame University in Southbend, Indiana. The event is known as "America's Youth on Parade" and is attended by over 4,000 baton twirlers annually. The Modernettes continued their reign as "Grand National Show Corps Champions". The Senior corps took 1st place in every category during the first round of competition – twirling, dance, teamwork, technique and showmanship. The Senior corps then advanced to the finals and gave their finest performance of the year. The Senior Modernettes swept 1st place in all categories and won the "Grand Finals". At the "Twirling Unlimited Internationals" competition this year, the Senior Modernettes took 1st place in Show Corps and Pom Pons competition. The Senior Modernettes were also awarded the "Most Outstanding Corps Award". The Juvenile Modernettes corps members, ages of 7 to 11, won the A.Y.O.P. Juvenile National Show Corps Championships at Notre Dame University, taking 1st place in all categories. The Juvenile corps also won the "Twirling Unlimited Internationals" competition taking 1st in corps and pom pons.

The Juvenile and Senior Modernettes both took 2nd place at Notre Dame in the national pom pon competition. The Senior Modernettes have represented the U.S.A. at all 7 "World Competitions" winning the Gold in Holland, 1990; France, 1993; Italy, 1996; France, 2003; Holland, 2006; and Belgium, 2009. In 2000, the Modernettes took the Silver at the World Competition in England. At the 2009 World Competition in Belgium, the Senior Modernettes competed for the first time in both the show corps and pom pon competitions. They won the Gold in show corps and the Silver in pom pons. This was the first time the U.S.A. placed in the "top three" in the World pom pon competition. The Modernettes are already busy preparing for the 2011 national competition. The show corps that places first, winning the "Grand National Championships" will represent the U.S.A. at the 2012 World Championships to be held in Switzerland. For information about joining the Modernettes or having the corps perform at your next event, call the Ruby Daugherty and Sherry School of Dance ask for Sherry at 412-835-9629 or 724-969-0608.

The Union-Finley Messenger is a proud member of the following organizations:

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce

Senior Modernettes - Front: Brittany Marcolini (Captain), Darcy Mautino (Captain); Row 2: Kelly Kaufman, Katie Seibert, Kayla Baldinger, Laurel Cooper, Tiffany Melani, Rachel Huber, Emily Hofmeister, Page Weinstein, Alexis Hensel, Nina Collavo, Taylor Evans. Row 3: Lauren Greer, Alyssa Kinzel, Katie Leonard, Kaitlyn Schreiner, Julia Cicchinelli, Taylor Meckley, Gaby Levy, Stephanie Tamasy, Jaclyn Erfort, Mackenzie Janda, Vicki Wenger, Miranda Vignoli. Row 4: Haley Shiver, Lindsey Young, Kayla McGoran, Kim Kukol, Kelli Palamara, Diane Killinger, Noelle Melani, Sami Jo Burnworth, Danielle Fiorentini, Belle Levy, Carissa Caviris.

Juvenile Modernettes - Front: Breanne Wenk (Captain); Row 2: Riley Evans, Riley Gloeckl, Bayleigh Novotney, Kira Greer, Mandy Cooper, Jenna Nymick, Emily Clopp, Madison Bartone, Elizabeth Trost, Alexa Junazski. Row 3: Nicole Klein, Cayla Caviris, Samantha Pauley, Alexis Zovko, Tori Hochendoner, Danielle Hinish, Cassie Opfar, Erin Faber, Sara Ott.

McMurray Art League to Celebrate 45th Anniversary The McMurray Art League will celebrate its 45th Anniversary on Saturday, October 16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with a special reception in their studio at the McDowell Shopping Center, Route 19, McMurray. The reception, open to the public, will be the highlight of the fall activities which will also include the league’s fall art show, "Kaleidoscope." Kaleidoscope will begin on Thursday, October 14 and continue through Friday, October 29. The public is invited to view artwork at the MAL studio from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

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Road Traveled The

By Wild Willy Frankfort

Ghosties, Ghoulies, and Things That Go Bump! There’s a nip in the air. and seen animals Leaves are falling from trees that are not supand the scent of rotting vegeposed to be where tation perfumes the air. Fall I have heard their is soon upon us and artists particular growls are picking their subjects to and whines. I carve and light for the have seen shadows upcoming Halloween celein spots where brations. there shouldn’t be I think the Jack-o-lantern is shadows and it’s a waste of good pumpkin, but all been very tradition and history somespooky. times outweigh my appetite By far the most and since there are so many unusual thing that pumpkins, well I guess it’s ok. ever happened to William “Wild Wily” Frankfurt The question that I seem to me did happen get asked most frequently by when I was with you my loyal readers is, “Have you ever an archeologist friend staying in a historic seen a ghost?” My answer, I don’t know. cabin at a local historic site. I’m sure that I have seen something but in We were at this site setting up an 18th my travels to historical sites all across the century army barracks. We had set up so country, I’m not really sure. as to look like a common barracks and Let me explain. I dress in appropriate had done a great job. We had also set up clothing for the time period I am repre- cameras to document our efforts and senting. If I saw a ghost, dressed as I am waited till dark to take several photos by I wouldn’t know that he/she was a ghost, fire light. I would think of that person as another The night was crisp and cold, but the re-enactor or historian. Odd things do cabin was toasty with the fire in the firestand out, such as lights going on and off, place roaring and popping. I was set up or curtains and furniture moving where it in the far right hand corner with my digshouldn’t, these are for sure very strange ital camera to take advantage of the wide happenings. angle. I began taking pictures and took I now know it has happened because several. At one point, my camera started most historic sites have alarms and are on to malfunction and take pictures on its the government grid. This means that own. I stopped and turned off my camera nobody is to be in buildings after closing and asked my friend to take shots on his because the whole site is monitored by digital camera. His camera began to take laser grids and motion sensors. It’s major photos on its own. security because after 9-11, everything After some time we took out both camwas upgraded in case of terrorist acts. eras and checked the photos. Most were As re-enactors and historians we are blurry and out of focus some had some sequestered to areas inside the grid or are definite and unique aspects to them. under video surveillance. Even guards What was strange was that there was and rangers are not on site or only nothing wrong with either camera and approach from certain areas. So when neither malfunctioned again. Very you hear things or see movement, well strange. Two cameras same location same something is defiantly out of the ordinary. problems. Ghosts? Who knows… I have been on a site where I and my I hope your Halloween is a fun one. If fellow history nuts have been called to you see me don’t scare me dressed in my from a dark area that could not have been funny cloths, don’t scare me… I carry a living person. I have seen unexplained guns, knives and tomahawks. The outmists that are spooky but if I would have come could be fatal! the opportunity to be in that spot every Remember our troops overseas. Send evening I might be able to explain it as them a treat when you can, a package some atmospheric anomaly.I have heard from home is always appreciated.

News from Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club The Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club is at the Farmers Market in Monongahela every Friday through October. The club is selling Fresh Nuts, Brooms, and Snow Cones. The Month of October is recognized as Sight Month by the organization. The Monongahela Donora Area Lions will be collecting glasses, sunglasses and hearing aids during both of the cities Halloween Parades. Donations will be refurbished and given to those in need of visual or hearing assistance. Please bring your unwanted items to the parade(s). The Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club will do their semi- annual White Cane Collection too in the month of October. The club will be at various locations in both communities collecting monies for the blind. If you would like to make a White Cane donation, please mark the memo line of check as "White Cane Collection" and remit to: Monongahela Donora Area Lions Club P.O. Box 860 Monongahela, PA 15063 For more information on Lions, go to or stop in at one of the meetings. The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations: 1st Monday - Beach Club Marina, New Eagle 3rd Monday - Duke’s Café, Donora

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Saccone Campaigns in South Hills Communities

Saint Vincent Students past and present help Dr. Saccone spread the message at Clairton Unity Day. From Left to right, Dan Soltesz, Sarah Celestine, Elizabeth Grand, John Mackin, Michael Piano Rick Saccone, Yong Saccone, Robert Angelo, Juan Hernandez.

Rick Saccone pulled triple duty campaigning on Sept 18th, first at South Park Community Day where he hosted a booth, then at Clairton Unity Day where some of his students helped reach out to the citizens of Clairton. Several blocks of the city were transformed into a carnival atmosphere full of people enjoying everything from martial arts presentations to sidewalk magic shows and free food and drinks for all. “These political science majors had a wonderful opportunity to learn grassroots politics at its most basic level, talking to people on the streets of their own community,” Saccone said. Rick Saccone met community leaders as well as average citizens during the afternoon. At the same time, Saccone hosted a booth at the South Park Fairgrounds and lots of people came by to check it out. “We had fun games for the children and some nice prizes too,” said Lesa DeMaio, a volunteer helping at the booth. Saccone walked in the parade and spent time talking with concerned citizens for several hours that afternoon. Finally, he ended the day at a “Friends of the NRA” dinner in Carroll Township where he discussed 2nd amendment issues with fellow NRA members.

PUMPKIN TIME! Attend the Pumpkin Festival at Triple B Farms It’s that time again for Pittsburgh’s Finest Family Pumpkin Festival at Triple B Farms! Come join us for all your favorite fall haunts, such as Storybook Pumpkinland (more than 200 pumpkinheaded characters), hayrides to the pickyour-own pumpkin patch, the Big Blue Boo Barn (mildly scary haunted barn), tube slides, mini corn maze, playground and more. Festival dates run from Sept. 25-Oct. 31. Special activities are planned all month: • Oct. 2-3: Children’s cooking classes from noon to 3 p.m. See • Oct. 9-10: Mad Science from noon to 3 p.m. See • Oct 11 (Presidents’ Day): There’s no school, so why not come to the farm? Hayrides and all the festival activities from noon to 6 p.m. • Oct. 16-17: Strolling magician from noon to 3 p.m. See • Oct. 23-24: Beaded jewelry classes from noon to 3 p.m. • Oct. 30-31: Trick-or-treat at the farm. Wear your costume and get a treat! Triple B also has a stunning, full apple orchard this year. Pick-your-own apples are available on Saturdays and Sundays, or buy apples any day in our Country Market. New in our Country Market this fall, we have a full line of apple products to complement our apple crop: apple baking mixes (Dutch apple pie, apple spice cake, apple cookies, apple muffins, apple pan-

cake and fritter mixes), jarred apple goods (apple barbecue sauce, salsa, relish and apple-pecan salad dressing), and the amazing Apple Mate (peel, core and slice apples with the flick of a wrist). In the bakery, we are featuring numerous flavors of pies (call to reserve your favorite), cookies, muffins, breads and more, all made with apples, pumpkin or other tasty fruits. Homemade fudge flavors include pumpkin turtle, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie, along with the traditional chocolate, peanut butter and other flavors. Other favorites in the Country Market include pumpkin tea and scone mixes, pumpkin spice syrup, all sorts of jarred goods, Triple B’s homemade jams, homegrown fruits and vegetables, fall decorations, gift items and crafts. BUSINESS HOURS SEPT. 25 - OCT. 5 ARE AS FOLLOWS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Full festival hours from Oct. 6 - 31: Country Market hours only: Mon.-Tue. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival hours (hayrides, etc.) from Oct. 6 - 31: Wed.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Columbus Day (Oct. 11) Noon-6 p.m. For more information, call 724-2583557 or visit

Levdansky Announces State Grant to Prevent Underage Drinking The Elizabeth Forward School District has been awarded a state grant to educate high school students about the dangers of underage drinking, state Rep. David Levdansky, DAllegheny/Washington, announced. Levdansky helped secure the $9,500 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board grant to increase alcohol awareness education. This is the second year the Elizabeth Forward School District received a grant from the PLCB for this purpose. Last year, the district received $11,496. The school district will purchase an alcohol abuse prevention course, AlcoholEdu for High School, that incorporates prevention techniques and encourages students to make safer, healthier decisions. The program was created by Outside the Classroom Inc. and developed in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. AlcoholEdu will be implemented in conjunction with all ninth-grade health classes. It is an online course consisting of six sessions aimed at educating students about the dangers of drinking alcohol, both physically and psychologically. The online course will be available for all students to view in the library. Students will be asked to take surveys before viewing AlcoholEdu and afterward. Last year 91 percent of students who completed both surveys indicated their views on the use of alcohol had changed due to the course. In a change this year, the district will ask students to talk about the course and their views on the use of alcohol on video. With the permission of the students and their parents, the videos will be available for principals to use as appropriate to help other students.

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Trolley Rails and Spooky Tales at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Experience Western Pennsylvania’s only story-telling event on wheels with our Halloween event "Trolley Rails and Spooky Tales!" Join master storytellers aboard a vintage trolley on Friday and Saturday evenings October 22, 23, 29 and 30 as you ride the rails into the dark and spooky night to enjoy ghostly stories of the Halloween season. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the trolley rides into the dark night at 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Stories will be told on an antique streetcar and are appropriate for families with children from ages 5 through 12. Seating is limited to 45 people for each of the two trips and tickets will be sold on a “first come-first served basis. Also included in your admission is a second ride on the “Cobweb Shuttle.”. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), $5 for children (ages 3-15), and children under age 2 are free. Kids can wear a costume and receive $1 off admission. There is also a special family rate this year of $30 which covers up to two adults and four children. The Museum is easy to reach from Pittsburgh by taking Take I-79 South to exit 41 or Route 19 South to Race Track Road, and follow the museum signs about 3 miles. From the south and from I-70, take I-79 North to Exit 40 Meadow Lands and follow the museum signs approximately 3 miles. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, with over 600 members and 150 active volunteers, opened to the public in 1963 in order to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era. The Museum is open to the public in the fall 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Monday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 724-228-9256 or visit our website at Also included in your admission is a second ride on the "Cobweb Shuttle."

New Eagle Community Action Group Accepting New Members Membership is now open for the New Eagle Community Action Group. You do not have to be a New Eagle resident to be a member. It is not a time consuming group. Fun for all ages 16 and up. If interested in joining, the next meeting will be held October 14 at 7 p.m. at the New Eagle Boro building. For more information, contact Larry Anselmino or Mike Berder at 724-258-3674 or 724-258-6157.

McMurray Rotarians Planning Gala

Officers of the McMurray Rotary Club - Pictured (L to R): John Pikras - Director; Mike Silvestri - Treasurer; Tod Wilcock - Past President; Tony Zuloaga - President; Gary Rosensteel- Director; Al Delucia - Director; Ed Wisniewski, Secretary

By Paul Chasko The McMurray Rotary Club is Sponsoring an annual Charity Gala on Saturday, November 6 at the Valleybrook Country Club that promises to be the event of the year for Peters Township. This event raises the majority of the funds for their philanthropic activities with all proceeds going to their charitable endeavors. Seating is limited so get your tickets early. The event includes a sumptuous dinner, TV painter George Williams – at work creating original oil paintings as you watch, auctions of high-end merchandise – live silent and Chinese auctions, wine tasting, a DJ to keep the party rolling and a $25,000 Grand Prize Golf Ball Toss Game. Tickets are $40.00 per person – go to .or contact Gary Rosensteel at The Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world - lofty goals for the 1.2 million Rotarians belonging to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. All Rotary clubs have autonomous service programs but a united goal is to a campaign for the eradication of polio, worldwide – mostly by sponsoring immunization clinics in third-world countries. The main objective of the Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. Their programs address children at risk, poverty and hunger, a better environment, illiteracy and violence. The McMurray Rotary Club was formed by an active group of young business leaders in 1965. Three of the original charter members are still in the club.

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Sizzlin in South Park! Great Food and Fun at the First Annual Rib and Wing Challenge

Ravenous customers waited in line for over an hour to try the food at the event’s most popular booth--Pigfoot.

The booth for Hog Wild BAR-B-QUE was a replica of a log cabin.

Hog Wild Bar-B-Que was on hand for the event all the way from Organ Cave, WV.

By Ken Askew “The ribs were GREAT!” was the exuberant reply by Rich and Cindy Virgin from Jefferson Hills, when asked their opinion of the barbecue food offered by the “Two Fat Guys” vendor. The roughly two thousand people roaming the South Park Fairgrounds on Sunday night would have agreed. It was the second day of a three-day Labor Day weekend event (September 4 to 6, 2010), billed as the "South Park Rib and Wing Challenge." Eleven BBQ vendors took up the challenge, traveling from as far as Tennessee and New Jersey. Lines formed by eager and hungry customers This row of non-BBQ food vendors provided an inviting array of tasty treats. waiting to samples oem of the best BBQ the country has to offer. Kevin “Pudge” Brucha of Baldwin had been waiting in line for over an hour with his friend Mark Misiak of Jefferson Hills to sample the ribs at "Pigfoot," and there were still two dozen hungry customers ahead of them. Typical prices were $22 for a slab of ribs, $6 for a pulled pork sandwich, and $4 for a beer. Occasionally, a vendor would stoke its’ wood-burning fire, sending up a wonderful campfire smell, enhanced by the aroma of sizzling ribs and wings. The puff of smoke looked like the proverbial Indian sending up smoke signals to a neighboring tribe. At least a dozen non-BBQ vendors sold a range of fare, from the usual funnel cakes and french fries to raspberry desserts and cinnamon roasted nuts. The Challenge also featured 26 live bands. The headliners were: Fuel who performed on Saturday, and The Marshall Tucker Band on Sunday, and Bon Journey, a cover band performing Bon Jovi and Journey’s best wrapping up the event on Monday. Keith “Weasel” Brucha, from Carrick (Pudge’s brother) came on his Harley to declare “Fuel was awesome!” George, Donna and Guy Thompson along on Saturday, so he came back for more music on Sunday. with Rebecca Mihalic of North Versailles enjoy The event also included a 5K run, huge inflatable bouncer toys for the kids, and the the ribs and cornbread inside the VIP tent. Allegheny Idol singing competition.

Jen Casey of Pittsburgh poses next to a statue of an albino hog in front of the No Bull BarB-Q booth; the vendor is from Smock, PA (about 40 minutes South of Pittsburgh).

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Groups of Vietnam Vets proudly lead the parade up Corrigan Drive in South Park

The South Park High School Band performed in the parade

Welcome Home Celebration Held for Vietnam Veterans By Jim Caldwell A Welcome Home celebration for Vietnam veterans was held on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the South Park Fairgrounds. The event billed as "A day to honor our Southwestern PA Vietnam Veterans" ran from 10:00 Am 6:00 PM and included a parade, guest speakers, food, vendors and more.

Walter Pijanowski enjoys some Cajun shrimp.

Military personnel and veterans stand at attention during the ceremony Gold Star Wife, Lea Matthews greet Anna M. Dangerfield. State Auditor General: Jack Wagner, USMC, Vietnam .

T.J. McGarvey, USMC, Vietnam is Master of Ceremonies

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Fall Fun at the Covered Bridge Festival

As there is always plenty to see and do at the Covered Bridge Festival, a great fall setting, excellent weather, vendors, food, and entertainment made for a very enjoyable weekend for all!

The 40th annual Washington and Greene County Covered Bridge Festival was held the weekend of September18-19 at various covered bridge sites in including the Pine Bank, Wyit-Sprowls, Hughes, Krepps, Hanover McClure, Brownlee, and the Ebenezer and Henry Bridges in Mingo Park. Perfect weather made for an excellent turnout breaking all records with Saturday being the highest attendance ever in the 40 year history of the festival, and vendors reporting the best sales ever. (PHOTOS BY ALICE HARRIS) The Ebenezer Covered Bridge, one of two located in Mingo Park outside Finleyville and Monongahela, boasted a record attendance for this year's Festival.

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That Old House By William “Wild Willy” Frankfort


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“Profiling historic, old or unique homes throughout the area”.

n response to questions asked at Finleyville Community day and other events around the area, I am using this month's "That Old House" feature to expand on the article that was in the local papers and on television about the monolith and rock shelters in our area. To be frank, I am surprised at the interest that this story has garnered. I thought that rock shelters and caves would be common knowledge seeing as Meadowcroft Village is so reasonably close. We are very fortunate, historically, to have a system of caves and rock shelters that still stand and have been standing since the pre-historic era. In short, the difference between the historic and pre-historic era is in the recording of facts. Once man was able to leave a written document/record the pre-historic era ended. Location: Rock shelters provided simple shelter that needed little Montour Trail/South Park or Piney Fork area improvement if any. Many can be identified by the ceiling Owner: which is usually black with years of soot deposits. Some Rails To Trails/Montour Trail Assn. have easily identifiable fire pits and some with shallows

The Rock House

used for garbage and other refuse. Most of the caves and over-hangs are located high up as not to afford access to any unwanted animal or enemy. The area on the trail is not as high but affords easy access to water with the front steep enough to discourage frontal access. Rocks that had fallen from the roof may have been placed at certain areas to block easy access or weather. From where the rock outcropping is located today, we would have to imagine that extending to where the trail is located. This would offer a large area big enough to afford lodging for several families. There is a lot of guess work involved in this type of archeology because most of the stone that was there was used as filler by the railroad. That area was full of such caves and overhangs. For a better understanding of these shelters why not plan a trip to Meadowcroft? It’s a great place and you never know who’ll be there to explain what’s going on.

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

CENTURY 21 – Frontier Realty Agent of the Month Congratulations to William Brahler IV for earning the CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty Agent of the Month for August production! William has participated in many training programs over the years to improve his value to his clients. Real world experience has fine tuned his skills. He understands that results are critical to everyone! When the time to move is right, call William for the expertise you expect from a real pro!

William Brahler

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Annual Houston Pumpkin Festival October 8 - 10 The 27th Annual Houston Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by the Houston Volunteer Fire Company, will be held October 8, 9 and 10 at the Houston American Legion Picnic Grounds. This year’s festival is dedicated to all of the firefighters who have gone before us. Free shuttle bus and free admission to the festival. Over 175 unique craft and food booths, pizza, funnel cakes, hot sausage, gyros, veggies, kettle corn and much more. Children’s area with pony and carriage rides, rock wall, bouncers, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo, train ride and much more. Entertainment for all ages. For more information, call 724-745-0673 or e-mail

Valley Art Club Plans 68th Annual Juried Art Exhibit The Valley Art Club is proud to present its annual art exhibition. The show will run from Monday, September 27 through Thursday, October 7 on the fourth floor lobby of the Mon Valley Health Center in Monessen from Noon to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prizes in several categories will be awarded to club members having entries in the show. Special awards will be given for best Valley scene, best landscape scene, still life. Abstract, animal, genre, floral entries, and theme. This year's theme is “Monochromatic” utilizing only three colors - yellow ochre, white and black. Judging this year's exhibition is Sean MacMillan, Assistant Professor of Art at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and Gallery Director at the Martha Gault Art Gallery, also at Slippery Rock University. For more information, contact Mary Ann Kopach-Laber at 724-684-5534.

Lecture to Focus on Ancient History of Peters Creek and the Mon River Valley Lawrence Gallant, Finleyville historian, explorer and editor of Ancient American Magazine will give a lecture at the October meeting of the Peters Creek Historical Society. The subject will be the ancient history of Peters Creek and the Mon River Valley and will focus on our local history and its relation to ancient cultures and world history. Mr. Gallant is the author of The Encyclopedia of Alternative Ancient History and the soon to be published Prehistoric Pennsylvania. He has participated in several archaeological surveys and exploratory expeditions to Mexico and South America, particularly investigating the pre-Inca cultures of the north-eastern Andes. The lecture will take place at the Wright United Methodist Church meeting room on Venetia Road on Monday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited and attendance is free. To schedule this lecture for your local community/historical society, contact the author at

Mon Valley Care Center Fall Craft Show – October 8 The staff and residents of Mon Valley Care Center are pleased to welcome the local community to our 2010 Fall Craft Show on Friday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Area crafters will sell handmade items, including crafts and baked goods. We will also have our brand new “Valley Favorites” recipe book available – a recipe book made up from favorite recipes of the residents, their families, friends and staff of Mon Valley Care Center. Mon Valley Care Center is an Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facility located at 200 Stoops Dr. in Monongahela. For more details, contact us at 724-310-1111.

You are tired of dirty politics and career politicians. You are tired of the corruption, empty promises, reckless spending and burdensome taxes. That is what you told me as I have knocked on over 15,000 of your doors. I am Rick Saccone and I am working to become your State Representative. I have worked in business, academia and diplomacy. I am a teacher, former law enforcement officer, father, youth leader, and I am a veteran. I didn’t spend my life in politics; I spent it protecting our country. Vote for me and I will fight to promote the values we share as we work to make our government serve us. Sincerely,

Paid for by The Friends of Rick Saccone

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Rep. Levdansky Meets With His Constituents Town Hall Meeting Covers a Spectrum of Topics By Ken Askew

such a tax--$350M would go to the state); Make stores remit collected sales taxes If you could change the way immediately, unlike the presPennsylvania state government ent system of allowing them operates, what would you do? to collect interest on the That’s essentially what State amount until it is paid to the Representative David Levdansky state at the end of each (from the 39th District) asked of month ($90M in revenue his constituents at a series of Town would be realized by the Hall Meetings held in September. state); and enact a tax on The town hall meetings were held cigars and smokeless tobacco on September 7 in Jefferson Hills, products (again, PA is the September 8 in Elizabeth, only state that does not— September 15 in New Eagle, and State Representative David Levdansky addresses constituents at a state coffers would increase September 16 in Union Township. Town Hall Meeting in Union Township held September 18. by $60-90M). Levdansky wanted to hear comRep. Levdansky then ments, complaints, suggestions, gripes, ideas, and any other feedback directly from the people he asked for input from the audience, where many questions were posed. A few of the highlights were: has represented in the State Legislature for 13 terms in office. • Why can’t we close down financially distressed school districts He started the September 16 meeting in Union Township with a clear and enlightening 20-minute insider’s review of the state and merge them with others? • Why does PA Turnpike 43 (the Mon Valley Expressway) not budget for the last two years. For fiscal year 7-1-09 to 6-30-10, he explained that a deficit of over $3B was caused by high unem- connect all the way to Interstate 68 in West Virginia? • Why can’t the one-lane bridge on Venetia Road (between ployment, which reduced revenue from personal income taxes by $1B; less consumer spending, which caused revenue from sales Finleyville and Nottingham) be replaced with a two-lane bridge to taxes to be down by $1B; lower corporate profits, resulting in eliminate traffic tie-ups there? • What is being done to mitigate environmental issues caused lower business taxes being collected to the tune of another $1B, and increased outlay of funds for big-ticket items such as by gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale? • When drivers enter the Mon Valley Expressway at Exit 48 Medicare, medical assistance, unemployment benefits, aid to school districts, and higher costs of operating correctional institu- (Finleyville / W. Elizabeth) and proceed 12 miles South to Interstate 70, the fare calculates to $.06 per mile, but if they enter tions. Fortunately, the state received $2.7 B from the federal govern- the same Exit 48 and travel only 4 miles North to the Pittsburgh ment under the Stimulus package; unfortunately, that money will terminus, the fare is a whopping $.33 per mile? and • This part of Washington County has inadequate police pronot be made available again this year. He surprised the audience by noting that only one tax was increased last year—the $.10 per tection, but cannot afford anything beyond the “no local tax” protection of the PA State Police—what can be done? pack cigarette tax. Many of these were very difficult and important questions, but So—since state law mandates a balanced budget each fiscal year (unlike the federal budget), how will it be accomplished this year, Levdansky displayed an extraordinary knowledge and undergiven similar financial circumstances? Rep. Levdansky had sever- standing of most of them, and did his best to provide forthright al suggestions: Eliminate the so-called “Delaware Loophole”, and honest answers. To conclude the 2-hour session, Rep. Levdansky expressed his whereby PA companies use tricky accounting maneuvers to transfer expenses to their headquarters in Delaware, thus lowering their appreciation for the attendance of 38 voters (highest in his 4-meetoverall tax liability (this action would add $600M to the state ing series), and thanked everyone for their productive, candid, treasury); Enact a severance tax on gas extracted from the and insightful participation. He characterized this as the best Marcellus Shale (PA is currently the only state that does not levy Town Hall meeting he has hosted in years.


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Dead Man’s Hollow Restoration Project – October 16 Volunteers Are needed

Elizabeth Borough Hosts Lewis & Clark Festival

The Allegheny Land Trust and the DMH Fellowship are sponsoring a 'Day Of Caring' in Dead Man's Hollow, the 440 acre nature preserve along the Youghiogheny River Trail. Volunteers are needed to assist with the clearing of debris left on the hiking trails by the winter storms in February. Individuals who can provide and operate chainsaws are asked to attend. In addition to trail maintenance, volunteers are also needed to help with litter collection in Dead Man's Hollow and along a one mile stretch of the Youghiogheny River Trail. Other projects will include erecting new signs and park benches. Everyone is encouraged to participate. This event will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 16. The scheduled time for this event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to 'sign in' at the Boston trailhead of the Great Allegheny Passage by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Emilie Cooper of the Allegheny Land Trust at 412-7412750 or Stephen Bosnyak of the DMH Fellowship at 412-678-4126. Additional information is available at

LVFC Cash Bash – October 2 The Library Volunteer Fire Company (LVFC) is holding its semi-annual “Cash Bash” on Saturday, October 2 at the Library VFC Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the drawings begin at 7:00 p.m. Drawings will be done every 15 minutes from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. with prizes from $200 to the grand prize of $5,000 at the 11:00 drawing. In addition, the winner of the 11:00 drawing has a chance to win $10,000 on the following Saturday, October 9 PA Lottery 7:00 p.m. drawing. There will also be horse racing, PA legal slot machines, Texas Hold ‘Em, strip tickets, 50/50, games, Big 6 Wheel, food, and refreshments (BYOB).Participants must be 18 years or older.

Local writer and printer Carl Flanders shows his new book, Builders of a Country, 170618016, to Arlene Falvo and Andy Janicki. Flanders book is filled with a lot of interesting history of southwest Pennsylvania.

The Seventh Annual Lewis & Clark Dinner held at Rockwell's Red Lion Restaurant on Thursday August 26, kicked off the annual Lewis & Clark Festival held on the streets of Elizabeth Borough August 26-28. Festival goers got to learn many things about the Lewis & Clark Expedition whose keel boats are believed to have originated in Elizabeth. Besides entertainment, good food, and singing around a campfire, guests enjoyed seeing Lewis & Clark re-enactments, Native American presentations, demonstrations on surveying, river navigation information, and celestial navigation. The Lewis and Clark Festival offers a great learning experience while having a lot of fun. (PHOTOS BY ALICE HARRIS)

David Janicki explains antique guns and how they were used to Jena Lucza.

Ed Falvo demonstrates to Savanna Poland how a tourniquet was used and how an amputation was performed.

Ed Falvo, Corp of Discovery re-enactor on the Boats of the Lewis and Clark Expedition exhibited his interesting rare medicine chest used on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Lewis & Clark Ambassador Lorna Hainesworth handed out literature, answered questions, and is a wealth of information on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


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Washington Women’s Shelter, Inc. Hosting 5th Annual “Peace Begins at Home” Dinner Washington Women's Shelter, Inc. is hosting our 5th annual "Peace Begins at Home" dinner. It will be an evening filled with food, music and good company. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 13 at the Holiday Inn, Meadowlands. There will be a cash bar at 6:00 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m. Chinese and Silent Auctions will be held throughout the evening. Reservations are $50 per person. For more information, contact the Administrative Office of Washington Women's Shelter, Inc. at 724223-5481. We hope that you will join us for a wonderful night remembering that peace does begin at home.

Charleroi Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Set for October 9 The 7th Annual “Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at 10:15 a.m. The event is held annually in memory of Charleroi businesswomen Lois Orange Ducoeur. The Ducoeur family has owned and operated Orange’s Gift Department Store since 1893 and is believed to be one of the oldest familyowned businesses in the region. Mrs. Ducoeur lost her battle with cancer in 1965. The event is sponsored by Monongahela Valley Hospital, The Valley Independent, Washington OB/GYN Associates, Douglas Education Center and Ducoeur’s Furniture and will start with registration in the Charleroi Market House at 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks, a group picture, balloon release and the one or two-mile walk will commence at 10:15 a.m. All are encouraged to participate and all donations are welcome! Pink memorial or survivor ribbons are available for $5 and will be placed on lampposts along the walk route. Additionally, the first 150 walkers donating a minimum of $20.00 the day of the walk will receive a tote bag. Pink memorial or survivor balloons may also be purchased for $2 the day of the race, and will be released prior to the start of the event. Registration information can be found on-line at Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charles L. and Rose Sweeney-Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital and the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

Peters Township Chamber Chase 5K Run/Fun Walk – October 16 The 2nd Annual Peters Township Chamber Chase 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, October 16 at Peterswood Park on Arrowhead Trail. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. at Peter Township Community Recreation Center. Entry fee is $18 if pre-registered by October 1 and $20 if after October 1. Proceeds benefit the Peters Township Chamber Scholarship Program and Peters Township Food Pantry. There will be awards, raffle prizes, and refreshments. 5K Run & Walk awards given for top 3 men and women overall and age group awards. For sponsorship or more information, call Peters Township Chamber at 724-9416345 or e-mail

Women’s Club to Hold Craft Show in South Park The South Park Women’s Club will be holding their 17th Annual Craft Show on Sunday, October 10 in the Home Economics Building at the South Park Fairgrounds. The event will run from from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show will be open to the public and admission is free. If you have attended previous shows, many of the same and hopefully your favorite crafters will be returning again. This show also brings new vendors adding a new mix to the show. The show has over 40 skilled crafters who offer unique, handmade specialty and gift items that promise a little something for everyone! There will be goodies to take home from the bake sale, a chance for gifts from the Chinese Auction, and refreshments to enjoy while shopping at the craft show. In addition to the crafts the club will sponsor two raffles: • A $500+ Service & Entertainment Package featuring gift cards, products and services generously donated by local businesses • Two Penguins Hockey tickets for the Pens-New York Ranger game at the new Consol Energy Center. All proceeds from the craft show will benefit the South Park Women’s Club on-going community activities and scholarship fund. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Pillow Cases For Our Troops A Token of Gratitude for Injured Soldiers When American soldiers are injured in the line of duty they receive plastic bags at the military hospital to store personal items and documents but these bags tear easily causing soldiers to lose personal items. The "Adopt-a-Platoon" Organization has created a plan to combat the problem...with pillow cases! The pillow cases they collect are given to the injured soldiers to store their property safely! Volunteers from the group are now starting another drive to collect pillow cases. They can be new or used. However, if they are used they must be cleaned and free of stains. The plain colored pillow cases will be decorated by children in schools, churches, scout troops and daycare centers before they are shipped over to our troops. Anyone wishing to donate pillow cases can bring them to the West Elizabeth Borough Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. They can also be dropped off at the Curry Hollow Foodland in Pleasant Hills. Adopt-a-Platoon participates in several projects for the soldiers, including making cards and gift boxes for the holidays, assisting in building a recreation hall for any down time the troops are offered, as well as helping soldiers find penpals!

Free Meals Offered by ‘Food and Friends Program’ at Venetia Community Center

Free Flu Shots at Upcoming NNCW Meetings Free Flu shots will be administered by the Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association at the October 13 and November 10 "Neighbor to Neighbor Community Watch" (NNCW) meetings in Union Township from 7:00 to 9:00 pm each evening on a first come – first served basis until the vaccine is gone. The October meeting will also feature Corporal Joe Christy of the PA State Police who’ll be giving a presentation on internet safety and some of the dangers users of “Face Book” and “Twitter” may be exposed to. There will be light refreshments and as always. The NNCW meetings are held in St. Francis of Assisi Finley Hall just north of Finleyville off route 88.

Among the volunteers launching the Food and Friends project are Co-Chairman Louis Carmichael, Public Relations Chairman Carol Thomas, Co-Chairman Jackie Riebel, Volunteer Chairman Jessica Bell and Food Chairman Suzanne Broberg. Thomas and Riebel are from Thomas Presbyterian, and Bell and Broberg represent the community at large. All attended a reception at the site of the project in the basement of the Venetia Community Center following a commissioning service for Community Connections Food and Friends.

By J.R. Brower A project to provide free meals to needy individuals and families in the area was initiated in September by a group representing Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and Thomas Presbyterian Church. The program is called Community Connections Food and Friends, and participants, including community members at large, will help prepare and serve meals twice a month at the Venetia Heritage Society Community Center (old Venetia School), 800 Venetia Road, Venetia. The dinners will be served between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month. The first meals were prepared and served when the project was launched on September 16. The Food and Friends project was the idea of Louise Carmichael, an elder at Peters Creek United Presbyterian, which holds regular Sunday services at 9:30 at the Venetia Community Center. Carmichael said that she was inspired by her mother, Helen Haberlin, who regularly volunteered serving free meals at the Jubilee Kitchen in the Hill District. Carmichael said that her church was looking to offer an outreach program, and after doing some research, other relief agencies agreed that there was a need for a program that offered free meals to area residents feeling the effects of the

recessionary economy. Thomas Presbyterian in Nottingham agreed to participate in the Food and Friends project, and over twenty individuals from both churches and the community have been meeting since April to put the program together. Jackie Riebel of the Thomas Church has been serving as co-coordinator with Carmichael, and both agreed that the diversity of the group and the gifts each bring have made it possible to move forward with the project. The Synod of Presbyterian Church USA, which oversees both churches, approved a grant to help with the project. “We’re starting out slowly to see what the need is,” said Carmichael. She said that it is possible that the program will expand to include more days and more types of services. She feels that there is a definite need for this type of program and that “the concept is being appreciated.” She agreed wholeheartedly that the whole idea is to help individuals and families in local communities and provide them with Christian fellowship. Donations to the Food and Friends program would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help prepare serve meals is also encouraged to do so. Co-coordinator Louise Carmichael can be reached at 724-344-5471.

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Mon Valley EMS Members Earn Honors The Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation (Foundation) hosted its fourth Annual PA EMS 911 Event: "A Tribute to our Past and Present EMS Heroes", on Saturday, September 11 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville. Mon Valley EMS Medical Director, Clarke “Ted” Miller, and Emergency Medical Technician, Ryan Hess, received two of this year’s Stars of Life awards. Dr. Miller has been the Medical Director for Mon Valley EMS since 1989. He is actively involved in Medical Direction and operations. He is an attending ED physician in the West Penn Allegheny Health System, a board certified Emergency Medicine physician and a member of FACEP. Ryan has five years EMS experience with Mon Valley EMS, six years as a volunteer firefighter with the Monessen Fire Department #1 and two years as a paid firefighter with Jefferson Hills Fire Department.

Halloween Oldie’s Dance Party Terry Lee is Back! Remember the famous Terry Lee, and the Terry Lee Show of Music for Young Lovers? Well, “TL’s” back, and he’s hosting a Halloween Oldie’s Dance Party at the New Eagle VFD Social Hall as DJ, on Saturday, October 30, 2010. (Costumes are Optional.) Enjoy a night of dancing as Terry Lee shares his collection of favorite music with you. Doors open at 7:00 pm; dancing starts at 8:00 pm. The Social Hall is located on Chess Street, in New Eagle. There will be food available, and a cash bar. Tickets are $10.00 / person, and all of the proceeds will benefit the New Eagle VFD Truck Fund. If we’re lucky, maybe Terry Lee will bring a bottle of "TL's Sloppy Pop". Hurry, these tickets are going fast! A night with good friends and Terry Lee….it’ll be a night to remember. Call Bill TODAY to reserve your tickets, at either 724-258-2117 or 724-258-6530.

"Secure Your ID" Day in Pleasant Hills Ryan Hess receives his Star of Life Award at the Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation event.

Mon Valley YMCA to Honor John Barbero The Mon Valley YMCA with Corporate Sponsor Charleroi Federal Savings Bank is proud to honor the memory of John Barbero, longtime public address announcer of the Pittsburgh Penguins, on Sunday, November 7. John was an educator that touched the lives of many children in his 30 year teaching and administrative career. Vic Vitale and Jerry Zahand chair a committee of volunteers including Dr. Randy Rodriguez, Dan LaCarte, Dr. Dennis Borodaty, Mark Raitano, Kevin Lee, Milt Kubik, Ron Monack, Ken Wiltz, Susan Capocciama and Angel Gulick. Proceeds from the Sports, Entertainment and Celebrity Auction will establish a memorial scholarship to be awarded each year in John’s honor to a deserving high school senior or college student from our Valley and Mon Valley YMCA Youth and Teen Programs. The afternoon event is geared to families. In addition to the auction and cash prize drawings, some of the events will include a DJ, food and entertainment. Over $5000 in cash and prizes will be awarded throughout the day. A drawing will take place every half hour beginning at 1:30 p.m. The live auction items include an autographed Joe Montana Notre Dame Jersey, an autographed Joe Montana action photo and other sports and celebrity memorable. At this time we are asking area businesses to consider participating as a sponsor or a contributor of a gift, auction item or in kind service. As a contributor of an in kind service, gift or auction item your business will be recognized based on the value of the service that is donated. For tickets or to donate an auction item or service, please call Jeff or Angel at the Mon Valley YMCA at 724-483-8077.

Holiday Fundraiser in New Eagle A holiday fundraiser sponsored by the New Eagle Community Action Group will be held on Sunday, November 14 at the New Eagle Fireman’s Recreation Hall on Chess St. (handicap accessible). Doors will open at 12:00 noon and activities start at 2:00 p.m. Activities will include bingo, Chinese auction, great food and much more. Children welcome. Hope to see you again this year. For further information, call 724-258-8284.

Identity Theft Prevention & Education Event sponsored by the Better Business Bureau. The Pleasant Hills Municipal Building Parking Lot located at 410 East Bruceton Road, will be the location of an "Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention" Event which features FREE on-site document destruction on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. BBB volunteers will guide cars through a moving line, offload their disposable items and shred them on the spot, and distribute goodie bags with educational ID theft and fraud prevention materials. Each vehicle may dispose of a maximum of 3 boxes/bags of paper-based materials. For more information go to (enter your zip code and go to announcements) or call BBB at 412-456-2700.

Electronic Recycling Event in Pleasant Hills October 4 - 8 An Electronic Recycling Event will be held Monday October 4 through Friday October 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building, rear basement garage. Bring anything computer or electronic related, including monitors, microwaves, telephones, radios, CB's, electric drills, irons, curling irons, blow dryers and electric skillets for recycling at no charge. We cannot accept televisions at this time. If you should have any questions, call Deborah A. Englert, Borough Manager, at 412-655-5032.

Blood Drive in Finleyville, October 6 St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The blood drive will be held at St. Francis of Assisi – Finley Hall, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville (Just off Route 88 Across the Parking Lot from the New Church) To schedule your life-saving appointment, Please call Mary Morrow at 724-348-5664. Walk-ins will be welcomed Please bring id with you on the day of the blood drive. Proper id is required to donate blood. A Central Blood Bank or Military id, drivers license, or passport are all approved forms of id. A birth certificate along with a picture id that includes the donor’s full name will also be accepted.

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Monongahela Council Meeting Draws Standing Room Only Crowd Marcellus Drilling, and Vacant Property Take Center Stage By Ken Askew All of the available 24 guest chairs in Council Chambers were filled, so another dozen concerned citizens spilled out into the standing-room-only hallway at the Monongahela Council meeting on September 8, 2010. Mayor Bob Kepics was under scrutiny for statements attributed to him which appeared in a Washington County daily newspaper on August 17, 2010. The Mayor attempted to submit a rebuttal or ask the newspaper for a retraction of the statements, but was apparently not afforded either opportunity. Kepics was quoted in the newspaper as stating that two Marcellus Shale gas wells will be drilled within the boundaries of the city of Monongahela—one of them located on property (owned by the fire department) next to a city park known as The Mounds. This of course raised the ire of residents in that area--fearing soil, water, and air pollution which has recently been associated with other drilling sites. Residents expressed their concern that the royalties to be received do not justify the environmental damage that might be caused.They mentioned that the Monongahela River is already on the list of most endangered rivers in the country, and cannot absorb the one or two million gallons of waste water produced by a well. They cited the example of foul smells, road deterioration from truck traffic, and 24/7 noise emanating from drilling sites in Hickory, PA. Solicitor Bassi lead the response, explaining that wells cannot be drilled

within the city limits, since the largest plot in the drilling contract was only 6 acres, which is short of the 20-25 acres normally needed for a well site. In addition, the Mounds property is owned by the fire department, and is therefore not within the jurisdiction or control of the city. Furthermore, he stated that if the city had not agreed to the contract, the drilling companies could take the gas anyway; then, the burden of proof that it was done would rest on the city, which is an untenable and expensive position. Nevertheless, to explicitly set forth the city’s position, an ordinance was read and approved, which forbids Marcellus Shale gas well drilling within Monongahela. Moreover, Monongahela has scheduled a Public Hearing on October 13 regarding the proposed new zoning plan, which includes a prohibition against drilling. In summation, Bassi expressed regret that the state of New York had just passed a moratorium on Marcellus Shale gas well drilling, leaving Pennsylvania as a guinea pig to experience the benefits and woes of these operations. He suggested that residents take up their cause with the state Department of Environmental Protection-which issues the drilling permits--and has authority to control where and how drilling is done. The next item on the agenda was a carryover from the last two months of Council meetings. Previously, a residential duplex at 1106-1108 Chess Street (see photos) had been on and off the "demolition list", but most recently was added again. The owner of the property, Mr. Rigby from Canonsburg, came to once again appeal the decision to

demolish his property. He brought a handful of supporters with him, including a neighbor residing at 1018 Chess Street. They were all satisfied with the progress of work on the house, and said they would prefer to have the structure repaired rather than torn down, which might result in a vacant lot with high weeds. Furthermore, they asserted that affordable rental housing is in short supply, and Rear view of the Chess Street house shows an unfinished addition with an occupied building would no porch or steps at the back door. The only occupant in the last seven years was a raccoon, which entered through a hole in the roof. add to the city tax base. Neighbors in favor of demolition (who produced detailed records and photos of when work was and was not done) made an impassioned plea to ignore the claims of progress by Mr. Rigby and his associates. Accusations began to fly both ways, and Mayor Kepics had to bang his gavel several different times to restore order. Ultimately, the normally cool, calm, and collected Solicitor This house on Chess Street in Monongahela has been placed Bassi appeared agitated, raised on and off the demolition list numerous times. The front his voice, and directed his terse porch needs reinforcement to prevent collapse, both ends need comments to Mr. Rigby. "You paint or siding, and front porch steps are missing. have already cost the City thousands of dollars in judicial authority to overrule a Judge of the Court of expenses," said Bassi. "Repairs were only Common Pleas, who has ordered the demomade immediately after the property had lition." By vote of Council, Mr. Rigby’s been placed on the demolition list several property will remain on the demolition list. times, then abruptly halted when the propCouncil members Ken Kulak and Claudia erty was removed; and Council has no Williams were absent from the meeting.

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New Eagle Residents Unhappy About Paving Plan By Ken Askew The phrase “just pave what you paved before� was heard repeatedly at the September 7, 2010 Council meeting in New Eagle. Several residents of 3rd Avenue were fed up with waiting for their street to be repaved after the water company had dug a ditch the entire length of the street, and only backfilled it with coarse stone. They cited the paving jobs on 2nd and 4th Avenues as the standard for the job they want done on 3rd Avenue. Council President Jack Fine and Councilman Archie Caseber had taken measurements of what needed to be paved, and planned to do as much as could be done with the limited funds available. However, the residents disagreed with the plans. To resolve their differences, Fine and Caseber agreed to accompany the residents to 3rd Avenue at the conclusion of the meeting to possibly re-evaluate the plan for re-paving. Mayor Glenn Petticord was also involved, as he had complained to the water company about their tardiness in performing the paving.

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Jefferson Hills Police Chief Resigns Retired interim chief attends Council Meeting By Jim Caldwell


At a special meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, Martin Reagan offered his resignation as the Chief of Police for Jefferson Hills Borough. Therefore, at the request of the Council, retired Chief Jack Maple returned and filled the seat at the general Council meeting on September 13th. Applications have been received and the Council will review them to choose a new Chief of Police. Mr. Reagan has opted to stay on the police force in the Borough, but not in the administrative position. Also notable at the regular meeting, outside of the typed agenda, was an update by Ellen Bredel during the citizen’s remarks concerning the ongoing harassment of residents on Gill Hall Road. She has met with Chief Maple for a full account as well as the latest incidents. There is a suspect but yet no arrest as of the date of this meeting. Likewise Anita Barkin came before the Council members to express strong environmental, health and welfare concerns with the Marcellus Shale Gas drilling leases being given to residents in the Borough. Council listened intently as there are scheduled public meetings on the matter. The problem, as Ms. Barkin saw it, was not the drilling for newer energy resources or the possible positive effects to the economy of the Borough and its residents, but rather the lack of quality control and regulations to assure the process is safe and secure. Some of the chemicals used in the water to break into the shale with speed and force are carcinogenic and they must be highly monitored and disposed safely so as not to pollute the ground water of the area. The thirty item regular agenda was

uneventful with every motion passing unanimously. A few motions of interest: • Final Approval for the subdivisions of Stonick Plan of Lots and the Virgin Plan of Lots. • Payments for work performed such as that for the sewer inspections and repairs. • The appointment of Tom McDermott, John Kudrna and William Gleason to the UCC Board of Appeals as well as appointing Colleen Kudis to the Recreation Board until January, 2012. In the general business, there was a discussion led by the Ruthann Omer of Gateway Engineers concerning the letter received from Allegheny County Health Department for a report about raw sewage found in the stretch of Coal Valley Road down towards Clairton. Although the problem has existed and been known since the late 1980’s, it is coming to light. Most residents on that road have septic tanks and the possibility of connecting the sewer system into that area will require studies, monies and a plan. Councilman Tracey Khalil asked if the Borough should consider appropriating monies for the 2011 budget. Ms. Omer remarked that with all the work to be done before there is a project, will take the Borough into 2012. But it will be an ongoing topic and discussion in the near future. Lastly, although he was not able to attend due to a schedule conflict, Council President Chris King read aloud a commendation honoring Jefferson Hills Police Officer Jeff Beatty (USAR First Sergeant) for his recent service in Iraq and welcoming him home.

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Motel on BDH Property Along Cardox Road Revisited at Recent Union Township Council Meeting By Paul Chasko All Supervisors were present at the September 13 Union Township (UT) Board meeting as was the Solicitor, the Secretary/Treasurer, the Township Engineer, Zoning and Code Enforcement Officers and the Road Crew Foreman. Also present was Lieutenant Harry Keffer of the PA State Police who is now the ranking officer at the Belle Vernon Barracks. Lt. Keffer was here to assure the board that the Belle Vernon Barracks will continue to provide Union Township with police protection. Board members Spahr and Parish commented that the State Police patrol UT more frequently than many residents realize – sometimes in unmarked vehicles and thanked Lt. Keffer for their service to the community. Vincent Tucceri, Attorney for BehlingDixon Holdings (BDH), addressed the board trying to determine why the BDH development plan to place 20 mobile homes on their property along Cardox Road was denied by the board. The “Phoenix Business Park”, as identified in the BDH planning documents, is being described as a Motel/Hotel development. It’s common knowledge that the units in the development would almost certainly be used exclusively for housing workers employed by gas well drilling companies in the area. Each unit would contain three bedrooms – together, capable of housing 60 drilling site workers over a period of 3 to 5 years – in all likelihood, a motel that would have no vacancies for a 3-5 year period. One of the issues cited by some board members was that this may not fit the definition of a motel in the UT zoning ordinance.

The second issue cited was that the area proposed for the units was within a zone previously indicated by BDH as being reserved for heavy industrial use. Attorney Tucceri argued that the property was zoned in 2006 as a Multiple Use District (MUD) and that the essence of the MUD zoning was that the owner was free to change the usages within the MUD. This was the concept that hadn’t been made clear to some board members previously by the Solicitor. Attorney Tucceri commented that even though he was prepared to argue in court that the property had been zoned as an MUD in 2006, he was willing to expedite the approval process by taking whatever steps the board felt would move the project forward. In fact, he had prepared a draft ordinance declaring the meets and bounds of the MUD which would be the next step in the procedure. Solicitor Makel was asked to review the proposed ordinance for appropriateness to the situation at hand. Although there are still obstacles to overcome, we’re perhaps a step closer to having the “Phoenix Business Park” installed along Cardox Road. It’s viewed by some as a possible improvement of a slag dump and by others as a “Transient Worker Camp”. Representatives of BDH propose that it’s a means to create capital so that further development of the site is possible which may lead to more jobs down the road. Visit the Union Finley Messenger Website for information and details on other business conducted at the September 13, 2010 meeting. Search on Union Township.

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West Elizabeth Concerned About Sharp Metal Droppings on Streets By Charlotte Hopkins Each member of the West Elizabeth town council was present for the September 13 council meeting. West Elizabeth residents Shelley Econovich and Joyce Bucy stressed concerns over the trucks entering Bethel Metals. Both residents showed council members pieces of metal that they picked up off of the streets that fell out of the backs of the Bethel Metal trucks. These pieces of metal, which are dropped onto the streets throughout the day, caused the ladies to get flat tires, which are costly repairs. “I'm home during the day and I hear them coming down across the tracks like a bat out of hell and they fly down Border street and they slam on the brakes at the stop sign and then more stuff flies out. This happens all day long,” said Econovich. She doesn't see who the drivers are she just sees the Bethel Metal trucks. Bucy explained that she has had three flat tires; two of them were in the same month. Bucy asked if they can tarp the trucks that are coming in overloaded. She said she knows the men are doing a job and she doesn't want to cause anyone any grief, but she just wants the street cleaned.

Bucy also said that they drop metal out of their trucks on highway 837. She once had to stop her car in the middle of the road, on the ramp coming into West Elizabeth, to move a large piece of metal because she couldn't get around it. The ladies stated that they never had this problem before, and that this just started over the last few months. Council President Biddle stated that she tried to discuss this problem with Bethel Metals and they were defensive towards her. Officer John Snelson said he would talk to the workers at Bethel Metals to resolve the issue. In another Bethel Metals matter, Councilman Steve Hallam questioned Emergency Management Coordinator, Bill Wolfgang, if Bethel Metals was planning to build a privacy fence around their property. He stated they have been asking for the privacy fence to be built for five years now. Councilman Frank Magill said that he knows they bought a privacy fence, but he just doesn't know what happened to it after that. Wolfgang stated that the owner was waiting for someone to fix the fence before he put the privacy fence around it. Mayor Ralph Harrington asked Wolfgang to also discuss the graffiti on their walls and make

plans to remove it. In other business: • The question was also raised about whether or not there is a structured truck route in town. This brought up the issue of ordinances. There is an unwritten rule of a truck route that drivers have used but there is no ordinance making it permanent. Solicitor Matt Racunas and Wolfgang have agreed to meet and go over the present ordinances and update the records to meet today's needs. • Permission was granted to Eastman to use the baseball field on September 23rd and the third week of October. • James Halt submitted his letter of resignation from the Board of the West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority. Residents interested in applying for the vacant seat can submit their resume and letter of interest to the West Elizabeth Borough Building, PO Box 716, West Elizabeth, PA 15088. Those applying for the vacant seat must be residents of West Elizabeth. • Councilwoman Susan Pershing announced that the lunch program is over and though they did get off to a slow start it did get better. They hope that with more advertising next summer it will be an even larger success. There was a misunderstanding of who was permitted to use the lunch program. It is, in fact, open to all of the children in West Elizabeth, regardless of income levels. Pershing expressed her appreciation to Birdie Magill for everything she did to help. • The council secretary reported that she has received three checks from the insurance company from the flood to the garage caused by the water main break. Two of the checks were in the amount of $7,000 and $12,214, The third check was in the amount of $1,500. This was a payment for “damage caused by surface water.” Racunas reported that the council will receive anoth-

er check in the amount of $2,100 for rental reimbursement. There is still a claim pending with Zurich but they have yet to decide the amount of their liability. • Scott Pearson was present to discuss the work he has done on the West Elizabeth War Memorial. The present costs for renovating the war memorial is $26,650. When deducting the $10,000 grant from the cost, there is a balance of $16,650 to raise. Mon River Supply has pledged to donate the concrete needed for the project. He plans to meet with All-Crane about doing the lift work which is $1,030. The VFW in Elizabeth is planning to assist in purchasing a flag pole for the project, which is approximately $2,500 to install and they may also do lighting at the memorial site. He is hoping to have the project complete by Memorial Day 2011. Pearson said that once the $10,000 grant is released to Rudez the project will begin. Solicitor Racunas agreed with council to review the grant and the contract with Rudez and once he approves the agreement the money will then be released. • State Representative David Levdansky awarded a $10,000 grant to West Elizabeth for improvements to the playgrounds on First and Seventh Street. Council President Louise Biddle asked Councilwoman Lisa Morris and Pershing to examine the playgrounds and determine the best way to spend the money at the parks. • Wolfgang informed council that he was able to get $3,098 from PEMA to reimburse the town for costs from last years snow storm. He also helped a family that was having a problem with brown water that was destroying their clothes. • The Elizabeth Borough Police answered 26 calls in the month of August. They issued 4 traffic citations and 1 non-traffic citation.

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Local Youth Sports Associations Present Check to Peters Township Council for Athletic Field Lights By J.R. Brower Carolyn Weyrich, representing the Peters Township Junior Football Association and the Boys Youth Lacrosse Association, presented a check for $122,400 to Peters Township Council on September 13 for lights at Hofbauer Field in Peterswood Park. That amount will be used to pay James Electric for initial installation of the lights at the field, which is expected to be completed this fall. Sports groups, even other than football and lacrosse, will be able to schedule night events at the field. The two associations had entered into an agreement with the township whereby the township agreed to install the lights providing that the groups raised the funds to pay for the project. Weyrich, who is director of fundraising for the two sports groups, said that they raised $134,177 after expenses, and that the $10,929 left over will be put in an account for future expenses like re-seeding and storage. In order to help the lighting project proceed on schedule, council agreed to foot the bill of $23,673 to Allegheny Power in order to extend three-phase power to the field. This will involve pulling the existing line and putting in a transformer. The money will come from the Park and Recreation capital improvement fund, which is part of the bond issue taken out last year. Amazed at the tenacity and dedication of the sports groups in raising the money for the lighting system, Council Chairman David Ball told Weyrich, “That was a really great effort, and you should be complimented on it.” In other business at their September 13 meeting, council: • Decided not to make recommendations on two variances to the Zoning Hearing Board. One variance was to reduce parking space requirements from 85 to 65 spaces for a planned grocery store. Right By Nature, whose main store is located in the Strip District wants to open another store at the former Ethan Allen Furniture location at

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2971 Washington Road. The other variance is requested by Venetia Farm, who is requesting to develop a 13-acre site for hydrophonic farming on Venetia Road near Sugar Run Road. Farming is not a permitted use in this area, which is deemed residential commercial. • Approved granting a permit to David’s House of Music for its grand opening activities on October 10. Located in Waterdam Plaza, the new store plans to construct a tent and will have indoor and outdoor concert performances from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Heard plan acceptance status reports for getting roads top-coated and completed for the following subdivisions: Hamlet of Springdale, Overlook, Venetia Pointe and Ridge at Spring Meadows. • Received an update on the township’s agreement with “In Peters Magazine”, which publishes the township’s newsletter information in its quarterly magazine. Township Manager Michael Silvestri said that for the second time, the magazine was published two weeks late. As a result, time sensitive information such as announced scheduled events were rendered useless, since the events were announced after they have already taken place. He said that the late publications have resulted in organizations losing registrations (and money) for events they have planned. He said he is personally embarrassed by the late publications and requested that council take action if the publication is late again. Officials had agreed to give “In Peters Magazine” a try for a year to let them publish the township’s news and events in order to save on mailing costs. In the discussion at the meeting, it was not ruled out that the township go back to producing and mailing the newsletter themselves in the future.

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Residents Seek Answers at Elizabeth Borough Council Meeting By Alice Harris The August 24 Elizabeth Borough Council Meeting opened with guest and resident Wilson Chisholm posing a number of concerns and recommendations before Council including speeding violations, ordinances, weight restrictions on borough streets, a maintenance bond for street openings, and removal of trees still down from February 2010. Chisholm also inquired about the borough's 5-year plan, and when will the borough have its own website for information. He also requested that his points made at this meeting be reviewed at the next Borough meeting to evaluate any progress made. Following Chisholm, guest and resident, Bev Carr, inquired about the time frame allowed for code violations. She was informed that a high grass violation is usually 30 days. Garbage should be set out not more than 24 hours before pick up. She also expressed concern over parked vehicles on Borough streets with expired tags. She also requested that a copy of the previous month’s minutes be made available for ref-

erence at the following month’s meeting. In regular business, Council approved to continue the employment of Dustin Ginsberg for the streets dept. for another 30 days at same hours and wage he has been receiving. Councilman Duval’s request for parts to repair street lamps on Plum St. was approved, as a well as $600 for two $300 application fees for CDBG funding grants. Councilman Duval’s request to use the Beautification Funds for Plum and Second Street improvements was also approved. Kudos were extended to the Elizabeth Business District Advisory Committee for the planting of sunflowers in the Borough and for it’s efforts to bring people into town. Elizabeth Patrolman Brandon Zubasic, who has been on a year hire probation, was approved off probation to the status as a regular part time officer. A bid of $4,750 was approved for the demolition of Pfields Bar at 221 N. Water St. This property has remained a public safety issue since fire destroyed it 2 1/2 years ago.

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State Police Says Nottingham’s Crime Rate is One of Lowest in the County By J.R. Brower As far as incident rates are concerned, Nottingham Township continues to be one of the lowest in Washington County. This information was confirmed by Lt. Richard Sethman of the Pennsylvania State Police in Washington, who spoke at the September 20 meeting of the Nottingham Board of Supervisors. Sethman said that of the 226 incidents reported to the Washington barracks this year, only 138 of

those were of any significance. Since Nottingham does not have a police force, the State Police covers the township and does regular patrols. He said that have been a rash of recent burglaries reported in Nottingham with a total of 11 for the year. He was optimistic in that he is of the opinion that a suspect responsible for the recent ones has been apprehended. Sethman feels that they have a strong case against the individual they arrested and can tie him into 30 bur-

glaries in the area, some of which occurred in Union Township. The police lieutenant also stated that 5 thefts were reported in Nottingham this year. He said that there were only 12 motor vehicle accidents, which is the lowest rate in about five years. As far as the number of total incidents so far this year, “Nottingham is sitting pretty good right now,” said Sethman. A resident attending the meeting complained to the officer about excessive speeding on the Nottingham section of Venetia Road. Sethman said that when residents notice reoccurring speeding in specific areas, they are welcome to call the State Police and request that speed traps be set up. He told the supervisors that they should feel free to call with traffic control problems or other concerns. In another matter, it was announced that Township Treasurer Shirley Madar attended the Washington County Tax Collection Committee meeting that was held on September 8. As the township delegate, Madar will also attend the next meeting on December 2. This committee is working on the transition that is taking place, which will allow the Washington County Tax Collection District to assume responsibility of the collection of earned income taxes throughout the county beginning in 2012. Keystone Municipal Collections has been selected as the third party tax collector for the county. Another monetary matter taken up by the board was scheduling a special meeting for November 4, at 6:00 p.m. to work on the budget for the year 2011. A topic likely to be taken up will be how much to appropriate for the new municipal building. Gerard Associates Architects recently reported progress on their drawings and provided projected cost estimates.

Construction will most likely begin next year. In a discussion related to the pending purchase of property in the township, Dennis Stover requested a letter from the board for his lending institution regarding the installation of a holding tank on property he is purchasing from Bruce Huff located at 363 Munntown Road. The letter was approved by the supervisors, and in it, the specifications will be that Stover has 90 days to install a holding tank, that he will make application to the Washington County Sewage Council and sign a maintenance agreement with Nottingham Township. As part of the maintenance agreement Stover will be required to pay a fee $1,500 which will be placed into an escrow account. Other property matters took up the receipt of deeds between Thomas Mack, executor of the estate of Victor Doss, “grantor” and Nottingham Township, “grantee” for the dedication of three parcels: a walking and nature trail consisting of 9.5 acres on Dyers Stone Drive, a 1.25 acre parcel at the entry to Nottingham Forest cornering Dyers Stone and Venetia Road, and a stormwater basin along Valley Road. Regarding a conditional use application, the board announced that the Planning Commission will take up a request by Jenna Luta for a home occupation permit for a photography studio, by appointment only, at her residence at 1132 Venetia Road. The Planning Commission Public Hearing on the request will take place on October 11, and the Board of Supervisors Public Hearing is set for October 18. Both will begin at 7:15 p.m. Lastly, the board designated Halloween observance for Sunday, October 31, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Finleyville Council Passes Resolutions to Authorize Borrowing By Paul Chasko A relatively short September meeting saw passage of resolutions to clear the way for borrowing funds to complete a capital project and expedite the procurement of Liquid Fuels funds. A resolution authorizing small borrowing for capital projects was presented and passed, opening the way for Finleyville Borough to borrow $ 40,000 from Charleroi First Federal Savings Bank. The loan will be needed in addition to the $125,000 grant Received earlier this year as part of the slots revenues distribution to complete the restoration of the Finleyville Borough Building. The restoration of the Finleyville Borough Building is now underway and the work is expected to be completed sometime this fall. A second resolution authorizing an agreement between the borough of Finleyville and the PA Department of Transportation was passed so that Finleyville could use the dotGrants on–line reporting system which will expedite application for the annual liquid fuels grants.

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PT Council Hears Peterswood Park Expansion Update Phase 2 of Project Ready to Begin By J.R. Brower Peters Township Manager Michael Silvestri announced to the Peters Township Council at their September 13 meeting that the Peterswood Park expansion project is moving along on schedule, and the first phase of construction is almost completed. “They are getting ready to start seeding. The grading is almost done, and they will soon be ready for paving,” Silvestri said. Plans for Phase 2 construction of the $500,000 project were presented to council, which include a concession building, plaza, dugouts and a picnic shelter within an area that encompasses four athletic fields. Township Engineer Mark Zemaitis said that bids would be opened on October 4 for construction that will occur in the

plaza area of the new ball fields. One bid will be for the 80 x 28 ft. concession building with rest rooms inside. This bid will also include a separate 24 x 44 ft. picnic pavilion on the other side of the plaza. Another alternative bid would be for construction of concrete block dugouts for each of the four athletic fields, which will include storage areas. Assistant Township Manager Paul Lauer told council that Phase 2 of the Peterswood Park expansion project might be expensive. Adding to costs will be the fact that the concession building will be heated and will include an observation deck on the roof. He said that some of the materials that will make up the observation deck like railings are not inexpensive. Spectators will be able to view all four fields from the deck. Additional costs will be incurred in that federal regulations

require that the observation deck be accessible to the handicapped and will require concrete ramps.

Hiring of Gas Drilling Consultants Put on Hold The Peters Township manager announced that three firms have submitted proposals for consulting on natural gas lease bidding: Reed Day, Esq.; Smith Butz, Attorneys at Law and Terra Energy Associates. He said that Smith Butz and Terra Energy both had good experience in gas lease consulting and recommended that council interview them when they wanted to proceed with it. In July, council turned down a bid to lease 625 acres of township property to Chesapeake Energy for $3,000 per acre with 18% royalties. Council chose not to accept

the lease due to concerns relative to the proposed bid, and they felt additional assistance is needed to form a bid document that better addresses strata limitation and rights under township roads and property. Councilman James Berquist, who is in favor of re-issuing a new bid to lease township property for gas drilling, said, “We need help with the bid specs.” Chairman David Ball, who was one of only two council members to vote in favor of the original lease to Chesapeake, said, “Before we talk to legal consultants, we should be concentrating on getting our ordinance in place.” His reference was to the proposed natural gas drilling ordinance, which is expected to be put in place in October. Councilman Robert Atkison concurred that he felt it would be premature to consider hiring gas lease consultants at this time. “I would wait on this deal,” he said.

South Park Township Keeping a Close Eye on Nuisance Property By Ken Askew On September 13, 2010, the South Park Township Board of Supervisors met earlier than usual (6:45 PM), for the purpose of conducting a Public Hearing--then piggybacked its’ regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM. The Public Hearing was held to take testimony on a Conditional Use application from the Peters Creek Baptist Church, located at 6300 Library Road. The church wants to add a 28K square foot addition in the rear of the facility, which will be almost as large as the current building. The addition will house a multi-purpose room with folding partitions to enable a classroom format, a kitchen, and a new fellowship hall capable of seating 250-300 people. The front entrance to the existing build-

ing will be re-graded, to allow easier access by elderly members of the congregation; in fact, the new and old structures will both be made more accessible as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Board of Supervisors will render a decision within 45 days. In the continuing saga of nuisance complaints against the property at 3400 / 3404 Brownsville Road Extension, the question arose again as to whether the property is classified as a farm or residence. If the dwelling was built before an ordinance was enacted in the 1990’s, it may be exempt from certain restrictions due to a grandfather clause in the ordinance. Nevertheless, the Township has been diligently observing the property for the last month, having conducted two formal inspections, one informal inspection, and numerous drive-by observations. To the

homeowners’ credit, conditions have improved. The inspections revealed that (1) there are only two dogs on the property (up to three are permitted), (2) a fivefoot high fence is in place, which is sufficiently containing their miniature horses, (3) chickens were in fact being kept in a coop, (4) there were wild turkeys seen on the property, but this is not within the homeowners direct control, (5) there were no junked vehicles on the premises, (6) the trash had been put out in a timely manner, (7) firewood was stored more than 10’ from the property line, (8) the swimming pool (including electrical lines) was within code, and (9) no vehicles were parked on the grass. To the contrary, a permit must be acquired for the horse fence (the resident promised to comply), a recreational fire was noticed with no one overseeing it (but

the resident says she was there, out of view), and rooster crowing continues (the old rooster was killed as requested, but new 2-month-old banty roosters have now started). The property owner complained that someone used chemicals to destroy a row of bushes which cost her $2,500 to replace. The Supervisors tabled the nuisance decision (whether or not to levy fines and penalties) for another month to give the resident an opportunity to correct the final deficiencies. The Supervisors also heard public comments opposed to construction of a skate park on Broughton Road. Speakers contended that the parcel is too small to house the park and adequate parking, teenagers frequenting the park will be unruly, and the additional traffic would overburden an already very busy road.

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7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh Simply Yogurt, Inc Opens in South Park

TRN Takes Business Communications to a New Level in New Eagle By Christen M. Stroh

Doug Boros, owner of Simply Yogurt watches Alyssa Karman serve a couple of berry-berry smoothies to Sarah Lee of South Park (third from left) and Amanda Elrod of Jefferson Hills.

By Jim Caldwell Simply Yogurt, has opened for business at 4120 Brownsville Road in South Park in the renovated building by Oscar’s Auto and across from Ruby’s Dance Studio. With three serving bars and six flavors daily, the concept is unique. "Self-serve yogurt bars are very popular in California," says Doug Baros, the owner of Simply Yogurt, Inc. Just take a cup, fill it with as much or as little yogurt as you desire from the pumps and then decorate with thirty (soon to be forty) different toppings. There is always a vanilla, a chocolate and a no sugar flavor. The other flavors vary with items like cookies & cream and shortcake or a seasonal one like pumpkin for

Halloween. Your cup is weighed and it costs $.42 per oz. If you wish, mix flavors however you like and add to the fun. They recently added smoothies to the menu board and soon will have a gourmet coffee bar for those who would also like to have a brew with their yogurt. Simply Yogurt, Inc. opened August 18, 2010 and Baros is hoping it becomes a regular spot to treat the whole family to a healthy dessert throughout the day. The store is open seven days a week: 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sundays they will close at 9:00 p.m. Stop by and say hello and try out this great concept for yourself and enjoy the delicious tasting yogurt.

John Popolo has been doing wireless communications since before most people even knew what wireless technology was, and now he’s bringing his expertise to the Mon Valley. Popolo officially opened TRN Communications in New Eagle in July 2010, and in just a couple months, he’s managed to establish himself as a key provider of a variety of portable and mobile communications equipment for a range of different businesses. TRN (which stands for Towers, Radios, and Networking) works very closely with public safety-oriented establishments – such as police departments, fire departments, security teams, and EMS services – by providing them with two-way communications systems. These systems are not limited to just fields involving public safety, though. TRN Communications can also provide construction crews and fleet crews, for example, with the same state-of-the-art technology to make communicating easier and faster. In addition to two-way communications systems, TRN specializes in wireless data networking, satellite systems, and broadcast engineering. “We fix and repair existing radio stations, making sure they’re kept up to date, and we design radio stations as well,� noted Popolo, who has been a broadcast engineer since 1989 and is currently the owner and manager of TRN Communications and the sole employee.

John Popolo, owner of TRN Communications in New Eagle, invites you to stop by and learn more about the wireless products and services he offers.

While businesses can certainly benefit from Popolo’s know-how in the field, residents of the area can also call upon TRN to order Direct TV services. “If it’s wireless,� said Popolo, “we pretty much do it.� Originally from Johnstown, Popolo came to the Mon Valley because his wife, Beverly, is from the area. Not surprisingly, it was technology that brought them in the first place; they met on the Internet. “I really liked the area out here and thought it was a good place to start my own business,� said Popolo. TRN Communications is located at 118A Main Street in New Eagle. Their showroom is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Companies interested in TRN’s business-related technology or residents interested in Direct TV can visit or call the showroom at 724-292-7310 for more information.

Starting a Small Business Seminar at PT Library With the recent release of encouraging statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration, this could be the perfect time to launch that small business you have always dreamed about opening. The SBA relates that "according to new Census data, 69% of new employer establishments born to new firms in 2000 survived at least two years, and 51% survived five or more years." These numbers contrast the general belief that most new businesses open and fail within a year or so. To assist you in this challenging adventure, the Peters Township Public Library and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the University of Pittsburgh will present a "Mechanics of Starting a Small Business" Seminar on Thursday, October 14 from 6:00-

8:30 p.m. at the library. Conducting this free seminar will be Lindsey Biddle of the University of Pittsburgh SBDC Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence. She will be joined by Ed Nemeth of the Washington County Council on Economic Development, who will discuss finding financing for your small business. Mary Gibson, an attorney for Southwestern PA Legal Services, will present information about legal structures for your small business. Register for this program by e-mailing with your name and contact phone number. You may also register at the library circulation desk or call 724941-9430. Registrations must be received by Tuesday, October 12 to attend this seminar.

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Zombie Ink Tattoos Sets Up Shop in New Eagle By Ken Askew A famous quote says it all: “Art is in the eye of the beholder." That famous quote couldn't be more true than for tattoo art. It’s strictly a matter of opinion and preference. Tattoos are something that people seem to either love or hate. Decades ago, it seemed Zombie Ink Tattoo is located at 102 Main Street in New Eagle that only 'tough guys' had tattoos, but now there is no segment of the population that doesn’t have fans Business Data of this growing phenomenon. The two artists at Zombie Ink Tattoos on Main Street in New Eagle feel Name: Zombie Ink Tattoo especially proud of their work when Dad gets a tatAddress: 102 Main Street, too, then Mom comes in, too, and finally they bring New Eagle, PA 15067 their teenage daughter in. Who would have predict(near the intersection of ed that a tattoo shop would someday be legitimized Routes 88 & 136) and accepted by the general public to the point that Telephone: 724-258-6235 they are literally located on a MAIN Street instead of E-mail: some back alleyway? Free parking is available at the front or side of the store. Business Hours: 11:00 AM to Zombie Ink Tattoos is owned and managed by 10:00 PM, Mon-Sat Rodney Sawyers. He employs two artists who have Payment Methods: Cash only 17 years of experience between them--Jeremy Plance and Rich Watson. Only the best equipment and supplies are used, from Technical Tattoo. Every tattoo receives a 110% effort; both men strive for perfection. They are pleased that their business has given them the chance to meet a lot of interesting people. Their craft is done in the shop (either appointments or walk-ins are accepted), at private tattoo parties (minimum of 10 tattoos), or at taverns. Prices start at $50 each, and go up in synch with the customer’s imagination of the design. Discounts are available to first responders (police, fire, and emergency personnel), military, and bikers. Veterans qualify for 50% off a “re-do” of faded tattoos. Jeremy and Rich will soon be displaying their artistic skills in the “Meeting of the Marked” competition in Green Tree, PA. The shop will also participate in the upcoming Light-up Night in Monongahela.

Women's Business Network to Hold Membership Recruitment Event Women's Business Network (WBN), a networking organization founded in 1989 in Pittsburgh, is holding a Membership Recruiting Event for the South Hills, McMurray and Mt. Lebanon chapters on Thursday, October 21 at 8:00 a.m. at Beinhauer Community Room, located in the back of the funeral home at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray. There are 25 chapters in the Western Pennsylvania area and each WBN chapter meets twice a month for the purpose of encouraging and facilitating the growth, performance and integrity of professional women by creating opportunities to foster relationships through a creative exchange of referrals. Each chapter is category exclusive, only one lawyer, one florist, beautician, etc. per chapter. This invitation is open to women business owners, or women who have direct client and business contact for purposes of business development. Cost to attend is $10 that will include a breakfast buffet, a speaker, and an opportunity to promote your business to the attendees (bring plenty of business cards). To make a reservation, contact Nancy Meyer at or phone 724-969-2532 ext. 223.

Women’s Business Network Upcoming Meetings The Women's Business Network is open to area women business owners and those in sales seeking networking opportunities to expand their contacts and share ideas to help grow their business. Meeting agendas include self-marketing, a business presentation by an individual member, a table topic discussion and networking. Each of the various local chapters meets twice a month on the following dates and locations. • The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's October 12 and 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza on Fort Couch Road. For more information, contact Ellen Diamond at 412-260-8766. • The South Hills Chapter meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday's October 7 and 21 at 8:00 a.m. at King's Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road in Upper St Clair. For more information, contact Rebecca Wanovich at 412-835-5660 • The McMurray Chapter meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's October 13 and 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread located in Trinity Point Plaza across from Walmart in Washington. For more information, contact Valerie Bartels 412-418-3072.

Canonsburg General Hospital Board of Directors Appoints Medical Staff Member

Rodney Sawyers (owner/manager at far left) poses with some of his work 'walking advertisements' for his business.

The Board of Directors of Canonsburg General Hospital recently appointed Scott K. Schweizer, M.D., to their medical staff. Dr. Schweizer is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with experience in arthroscopic surgery, knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip surgery and shoulder arthoplasty. He received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, completed his residency at State University of New York Upstate Medical University and then followed with his fellowship at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Bloomington, MN.

Dr. Scott K. Schweizer

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Recent Local Death Notices

Monthly Pizza Puzzler! Win a FREE Large “Grande” 1-topping Pizza from Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Union-Finley Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large “GRANDE” pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the Union-Finley Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is October 10)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger.

Anderson - Clyde R, 75., of Dunlevy died Saturday August 28. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Hutchko - Helen Johanna, 87., of New Eagle died Tuesday August 17. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Appalonia - Neva, 83., of New Eagle died Saturday August 7. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Jackson - Cleo, 81., of Monongahela died Saturday August 21. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Baranti - Richard Lee, 64., of Fallowfield Township died Tuesday August 3. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Kon - Lena, 94., Formerly of Monongahela died Tuesday August 3. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Bly - John Allen, 26., of North Charleroi died Tuesday August 31. Arrangements under direction of William A. Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle.

Mohan - John, 86., of Carroll Township died Friday August 13. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Bove - Anthony p, 71., of New Eagle died Tuesday September 14. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Mountain - James Edwin, 84., of New Eagle died Thursday August 12. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Burnisky - Scott A, 40., of Monongahela died Friday August 20. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Pugh - Charles “Pop”, 82., of Monongahela died Tuesday August 31. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Chywski - Bettie Ann, 86., of Donora, Formerly of Belle Vernon died Sunday August 8. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Shea - Dolly M, 69., of Carroll Township died Saturday September 11. . Arrangements under direction of William A. Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle.

Datovech - Veronica ( MaJoris) 87., of Monongahela died Sunday September 5. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Skelly - Robert L, 59., of Pleasant Hills died Friday August 6. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

DeRosa - Alex, 77., of Monongahela died Saturday August 7. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Wall - Sylvia Louise, 70., of Forward Township died Monday August 30. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Hess - Sandra Jean, 52., of Monessen died Wednesday August 25. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Wilson - James R III, 5., of Donora died Wednesday August 25. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Who is the Mon Valley YMCA honoring on November 7? Who recently received a Cameos of Caring® Award in Charleroi? When is the South Park “Friends” Fall Book Sale? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332

Congratulations to our September Pizza Puzzler winners! GERALYN VAVREK- Eighty Four • DOLLY MAY- South Park

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FOODand DINING Tailgating on a Tight Budget (NewsUSA) - As many fans know, football isn't just about the game. Team spirit, food and friends account for much of the fun. With some planning and creativity, you can pull off a successful party on a shoestring budget. First, make a game plan. Where will you hold your party? Your living room? A parking lot? How many people will attend? Knowing the type of party you want to have will go a long way in determining your budget. Aside from the big game, food is the main event at a tailgating party. Create a menu in advance and keep it simple to save money and time. If it's a late game and you need to serve dinner, consider hosting a potluck. Assign each guest a different type of dish -; entree, salad, dessert -; and let them bring their favorites. Before watching the game, hold a little competition of your own -; ask guests to make the players' favorite foods or create team-colored casseroles.

A successful tailgate party doesn't have to break the bank.

Build-your-own sandwich or taco bars are another good option. Guests can create their own meal and eat their dinner, one-handed, while watching the game. Snacks and appetizers are a great option. Inexpensive snacks, such as pretzels and crackers, are great munchies. Everyone likes chips and dip -; provide tortilla and potato chips, then salsa, cheese sauce or warm spinach-artichoke dip. Everything from soda, hamburger and hot dog buns and snack foods can be found for less at deep-discount stores, such as Dollar General. For something sweet, bake cupcakes from a boxed mix, then frost them in your favorite team's colors. Decorations add a nice touch, but they shouldn't break your budget. Skip the expensive items that feature the team logo. Instead, save money by purchasing disposable cups, plates, napkins and tablecloths in the team colors.

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New Survey Reveals Cereal Is Mom’s Breakfast Partner (NAPSI)-According to a survey recently conducted by Kellogg Company, 87 percent of moms say that their children regularly eat cereal for breakfast—and that many moms can’t be wrong. Eating breakfast can help start your child’s day off right, and kids’ cereal can help keep the mornings simple. Not only does cereal help jump-start your nutritional intake, but it’s also a meal the whole family will enjoy without breaking the bank. Families that eat cereal benefit in many ways: • According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, regular cereal eaters, including children, tend to have lower body mass indices (BMI) and are less likely to be overweight than those who eat cereal less frequently. • Cereal provides good news for moms, as nearly all moms (95 percent) want to make sure their kids get enough vitamins and minerals at breakfast, and cereal is a great solution. Research indicates that, in the U.S., ready-to-eat cereal and milk is the leading source of 10 nutrients in children’s diets. • In addition, research backs up what moms already know: Essential nutrients missed at breakfast are not compensated for during other meals of the day. Kids enjoy cereal and moms feel confident their kids are getting the important nutrients and energy they need.

Cereal Can Provide Important Nutrition It’s what is in your bowl that counts and cereal has a lot to offer. • Feel good about breakfast. Research shows that cereal eaters, including those who eat kids’ cereal, have healthier body weights. You can feel good knowing your kids will get the important nutrients and the energy they need for the day at a cost of about 50 cents a bowlmuch more economical than the cost of most other breakfast options. • Serve your family a wholesome breakfast. More than four out of five (83 percent) moms surveyed say that at breakfast they are OK giving their children something with a little sugar as long as it also has good nutrients and they know that their children will eat what is served. The percentage of sugar consumed by kids from cereal is actually small. According to research, about 5 percent of the sugar consumed by U.S. kids each day comes from cereal. Plus, it is a typically low-fat, nutrient-dense, cholesterol-free food.

Easy and Economical Breakfast Ideas Fortunately, getting a good breakfast on the table in the morning doesn’t require a lot of time or expense. Here are some simple tips for a wholesome breakfast: • Plan in advance. According to the recent survey, on average, moms spend 20 minutes each morning making breakfast. Save time at breakfast by setting the table and putting out the boxes of cereal the night before. • Make breakfast a family activity. Ask your children to help with breakfast preparation. It can foster togetherness and encourage healthful eating, plus it saves you time. • Mix it up. The wide variety of cereals makes finding a favorite easy. With many greattasting options, including Kellogg’s Froot Loops and Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats, there is no need to sacrifice great taste for nutrition—you can have both. For even more nutrients without a lot of fuss, you can add berries or bananas to your cereal. For more information about kids’ cereal, visit

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Americans’ Appetite For Organic and Healthy Food Grows (NAPSI)-“Happy Days,” “The Dukes of Hazzard” and Blondie were big hits 30 years ago when Whole Foods Market opened its first store in Austin and introduced shoppers to organic and natural foods. Today, according to a recent Harris poll, the number of organic products found in their grocery basket has increased from a year ago. Notably, 27 percent of adults say that organic and/or natural foods comprise more than a quarter of their total food purTop this nutritious, hearty chases this year, up from just 20 percent a year ago. breakfast with fresh berries, As the organic foods industry has dried fruit and nuts or flaxseeds grown and become more mainstream, shoppers are also looking for and then pour a bit of hemp or ways to enjoy organic foods as part of almond milk over the top. a healthy diet. Whole Foods Market, as it celebrates its 30th birthday, is making it easier for shoppers to eat healthy by offering more recipes with nutritional profiles, and cooking and shopping tips. HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING: • Serve whole foods. Avoid artificial ingredients and processed foods such as sugar and bleached flour. • Choose healthy fats such as in nuts, seeds and avocado. Minimize extracted oils and processed fats. • Focus on plant-strong foods. Think more veggies, fruits, grains, beans and legumes at every meal. • Choose nutrient-dense foods. Look for foods with high micronutrients (i.e., vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants) per calorie. “Whole Foods Market was started to offer people healthy, high-quality food in its purest state,” says John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO. “Going forward, we are deepening our commitment to healthy eating by providing education and support tools to inspire interest in foods that help improve and maintain health and vitality.” Shoppers can find tips on cooking, eating and saving money, coupons and nutrition-packed recipes in Whole Foods Market stores and online at

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REMINDER: Editorial Deadline for the November issue is OCTBER 10

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Recipe of the Month Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Bars from Triple B Farms INGREDIENTS cups graham cracker crumbs cup sugar cup butter, melted 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened cups sugar eggs cup canned pumpkin or cooked down Triple B sugar pumpkin teaspoon pumpkin pie spice teaspoon vanilla teaspoon salt ounces semisweet chocolate, cut up, or 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/4 cups sour cream 1/4 cup sugar Grated fresh nutmeg and/or milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate curls 1-1/4 1/4 1/3 2 1-3/4 3 1 1/2 1/2 1/4 6

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in the 1/3 cup melted butter. Press mixture evenly into bottom of the prepared baking pan; set aside. 2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and the 1-3/4 cups sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt on low speed just until combined. Remove 1-1/4 cups of the mixture. 3. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the 6 ounces chocolate and the 2 tablespoons butter. Cook and stir over low heat until melted.Whisk chocolate mixture into the 1-1/4 cups pumpkin mixture. Pour over crust, spreading evenly. Bake for 15 minutes. 4. Carefully pour the remaining pumpkin mixture over baked chocolate layer, spreading evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes more or until filling is puffed and center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. 5. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and 1/4 cup sugar. Gently spread over

cookies. Cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Cut into bars.* Before serving, sprinkle with nutmeg and/or chocolate curls. Makes 24 to 36 bars. TO MAKE AHEAD: Bake and chill cookies as directed; cut into bars. Place in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not freeze.

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Time Is Money When It Comes to Healthy Eating (NewsUSA) - Research shows that many Americans could eat healthier meals -- if they made more time. In May, the USDA's food plan estimated that an individual would need to spend $70 a week to prepare healthy food at home. But a follow-up study in the Journal of Nutrition found that the USDA missed a major cost factor -- time. In fact, the value of the time spent chopping and cooking can outweigh the cost of food Cooking is labor intensive, and time is not an unlimited or free resource. According to a formula developed by economists at the Warwick University in England, an hour of time equals around $16.55. Among breakfast, lunch and dinner over the course of a seven-day week (21 meals), the USDA recommends taking 9 to 16 total hours per week to prepare healthy meals -- this means the health-conscious cook loses $150 a week in labor. On average, preparing healthy Many Americans simply can't spend that much time washing lettuce leaves meals equates to approximately and chopping celery. According to the $150 in cooking-time labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average each week. working woman has only five hours a week to spend on food preparation -creating nutritious meals at home is an unlikely reality. Some Americans are turning to meal-delivery services for healthy meals that don't require hours of cooking time. Caroline Cederquist M.D., a bariatric physician and the developer of the Bistro MD meal plan, which offers physician-designed, metabolically balanced meals and free access to dieticians, explains: "When adding the USDA's conservative $70 for groceries and the $150 weekly value of time in preparing healthy meals, it becomes clear how spending as little as $22.85 a day for Bistro MD meals that are delivered right to your home is a real bargain." Americans spend less on food than people in many other developed nations, but inexpensive junk food comes with a price -- fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, obesity and other diseases. A study by Johns Hopkins University determined that 75 percent of all U.S. adults will be overweight in the next five years. For more information, go to or call (1-866-401-DIET).

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Correction The article on page 59 in the September issue of the Union Finley Messenger titled "Creating Homes From Your Dreams - Costa Homebuilders", included a wrong area code for the telephone number listed at the bottom of the article. The correct phone number for Costa Homebuilders is 412-384-8170. We apologize for the error.





PLEASANT HILLS Joseph Kuchta Jean Snyder Shelby Anderson

Stefan Bernacki Julie Bailey Federal National Mortgage Assn.

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JEFFERSON HILLS Southersby Development Corp. NVR Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Kenneth Chotiner Michael Stanton Linda Ann Heller Southersby Development Corp. Lucas Veverka Gill Hall Land Co. Jesse Lee Southersby Development Corp. Elliott Weiss

NVR Inc. Eric and Rie Lauver Michael and Shirley Harkey Federal National Mortgage Assn. Crystal Withers PNC Bank NA NVR Inc. Brian and Erin Hartman Thomas and Lennie Hartley Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. NVR Inc. Elliott's Backstreet Holdings LLC

Maronda Homes Inc. Elliott Weiss

William and Stacey Matthias Elliott's Backstreet Holdings LLC

Ryan Falk et al. Mary Ann Wadosky MB2K Development Inc. MB2K Development Inc. Janet Davis et al. Estate of Renee Manfroid

OFI Properties LLC Joanne and Paul Hasskamp Jason and Tracie Oechslein Steven and Kristin Cody Robert and Patricia Stosic Deborah and Vernon Caley

Independence Drive $42,000. 6013 Independence Drive $203,100. 220 Pointer Drive $219,600. 3036 Scotia Hollow Road $1,608 by sheriff's deed. 4005 Walton Road $45,000. 1212 Gill Hall Road $1,695 by sheriff's deed. Independence Drive $39,000. 290 Rainbow Drive $173,464. 4301 Harlin Drive $283,900. 148 Hollywood Drive $1,767 by sheriff's deed. Independence Drive $47,000. 3006 Lewis Run Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $154,512). 217 Pointer Drive $243,600. Route 51 $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $38,280). 5042 Walton Road $63,000. 206 Andrew Drive $245,000. Laurel Ridge Drive $63,900. Laurel Ridge Drive $62,900. 1001 Maple St. $12,000. 1608 Marion Drive $75,000.

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Douglas and Carin Smith Prudential Relocation Inc. Richard Yoder and Amy Smith Yoder Matthew and Carrie McGowan William Fuller III Ann Marie Knapp Raymond Hsieh Heartland Homes Inc. Jacques and Catherine Cormier Ryan and Kyra Williams Wayne Scott Symons Kathryn Jenkins Jeanne Hecht Gregory and Beverly Pirker Thomas Norton

303 Braeburn Drive 135 Breezewood Drive 135 Breezewood Drive 312 Doubletree Drive 316 Doubletree Drive 127 Grouse Court 176 Iron Run Road Longleaf Drive 150 Pleasant View Drive 221 Walnut Drive 350 Bower Hill Road 427 Center Church Road 173 Highvue Drive 92 Little John Drive 153 Roscommon Place

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When building a custom home in Pittsburgh — or anywhere else, for that matter — there are no hard and fast rules that apply across the board. The very nature of a custom home means it is different from others, so the building process often varies from home to home. With that being said, there are certain steps you can follow to ensure your home building process is a smooth one: 1. Determine Your Budget- Having a custom home built may be the biggest financial decision you ever make. So before you start talking to a builder or looking at lots, you need to determine your budget. Start by adding up your monthly expenditures. Leave housing out of the equation for now — just focus on food, shopping, lifestyle, car payments, insurance, investments, etc. Compare these figures to your monthly income to see how much of a house payment you might realistically afford. If you currently own a home, this calculation will be much easier. You simply have to ask yourself, “How much more could I comfortably pay each month for a larger mortgage?” 2. Determine Your Location - When choosing a location for your new home, start with the obvious questions. Is it close to work, school and shopping? Are there major roadways, railroads or other noiseproducers nearby? What are the taxes like? How are the school systems? (Quality of schools is important whether or not you have children, because it affects your property values.) Once you’ve answered the obvious questions, move on to the less-obvious ones: What kind of development is planned for the foreseeable future? Will that beautiful meadow across the street be a parking lot in two years? As of this writing, there’s a lot of development and expansion happening in Pittsburgh so be sure you get a long-range picture of your preferred location. 3. Decide On a Builder - Choosing your custom homebuilder is a major step. Once you’ve established that a builder has a good reputation and a genuine commitment to your happiness, you need to ask the big question: “Does this builder create the kind of home I can see myself in? Does it feel right to me?” Take your time answering these questions and making your ultimate

decision. 4. Choose Your Lot - Before you can start looking at floor plans for your new dream home, you need to choose a lot. Floor plans are often dependent on the lot you choose, so the lot usually has to be decided on first. The reasons for this are sometimes obvious and other times not. Obviously, a longer home will require a longer lot. But there may be other considerations at work. For example, maybe the developer wants to stagger one-story homes and two-story homes throughout the community for overall appeal. These considerations will vary from builder to builder. For now, just realize that the floor plan will usually depend on the lot you choose. So remember to ask plenty of questions about this along the way. 5. Pick a Floor Plan - One of the great things about a custom home is that it’s, well … custom. Sometimes a custom home builder will offer basic floor plans that you can modify as you wish. Other times, the floor plans are created “from scratch” in coordination with an architect. Either way, you have an opportunity to build a home around your present and future needs. This step of the process will involve many questions. How much space do you need? How many rooms? One story or two? Any special features, like a 3-car garage? This can often be the most exciting part of the home building process, because it involves turning your vision into a reality. 6. Determine Options – Determine what options or upgrades are desired and fit into the budget. Review the budget after options have been added and evaluate the totals. Make any changes. 7. Contract – You are now ready to review your contract and specifications and get any of your questions answered so you are comfortable signing for your new home. 8. Have Fun! – Please Visit for more info!

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THE DECISION TO MOVE OR IMPROVE? What home improvements really pay off when the time comes to sell your house? That's an important question for any homeowner who's trying to decide between moving or remodeling. The only real answer is a somewhat complicated one. That answer starts with the fact that really major improvements room additions, total replacements of kitchens and baths, etc., -- rarely pay off fully in the near term. Small and relatively inexpensive changes can pay off in a big way in making your home attractive to buyers

if your decision is to move now. It's a simple fact, consistently confirmed across America over a very long period of time, that even the most appropriate major improvements are not likely to return their full cost if a house is sold within two or three years. Does that mean that major home improvements are always a bad idea? Absolutely not. It does mean, though, that if your present house falls seriously short of meeting your family's needs, you need to think twice and think carefully before deciding to undertake a major renovation. Viewed strictly in investment terms, major improvements rarely make as much sense as selling your present home and buying one that's carefully selected to provide you with what you want. Even if you have a special and strong attachment to the house you own now and feel certain that you could be happy in it for a long time, if only it had more bedrooms or baths, for example, there are a few basic rules that you should keep in mind. The most basic rule of all, is the one that says you should never invest in these major types of improvements in your home unless you absolutely don't care at all about eventual resale value. Never improve a house to the point where its desired sales price would be more than 20 percent higher than the most expensive of the other houses in the immediate neighborhood. The point is that if you try to raise the value of your house too high, the value of the other properties in your neighborhood will pull it down.

Here are some other rules worth remembering: • Never rearrange the interior of your house in a way that reduces the total number of bedrooms to less than three. • Never add a third bathroom to a two-bath house unless you don't care about ever recouping your investment. • Never diminish the number of garage bays. • Swimming pools, sun rooms, and finished basements rarely return what it costs to install them. If you decide to move instead of improve, it's often the smaller, relatively inexpensive improvements that turn out to be most worth doing to enhance your home's saleability. The cost of replacing a discolored toilet bowl, making sure all the windows work or getting rid of dead trees and shrubs are trivial compared with the cost of adding a bathroom, but such things can have a big and very positive impact on prospective buyers. Your CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty sales professional can help you decide which expenditures make sense and which don't, and can save you a lot of money in the process.

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OCTOBER AT TRAX FARMS If you have not been to Trax Farms should definitely stop by for our Fall Festival - Saturdays and Sundays, October 2 thru October 31. Festival hours are 10 am to 5 pm with many activities for your family to enjoy. Take a scenic hayride to our cornfield maze and pick-yourown pumpkin patch. Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, train rides and much, much more. Enjoy lunch at our Garden Cafe or Deli with a variety of fresh made choices, then, stop by our NEW Sweet Shoppe for delicious fall treats sure to tickle your taste buds! Browse our beautiful fall displays inside and out...fall linens and tabletop items in our Gift Shop area, fun and festive fall and Halloween decorations in our Seasonals and even many Christmas room displays to get you in the holiday spirit. Our Nursery offers an array of colorful fall mums, asters, pansies, cabbage and kale to beautify you yard. In our Produce Department sample the many varieties of apples grown right here on

our farm and don’t forget to try our delicious “fresh pressed” Apple Cider. Visit the Wine Shop and sample our Arrowhead wine selections and browse our gift basket options to plan ahead for holiday gift giving. Our Deli offers Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, fresh made salads and sides, succulent rotisserie chickens and daily specials. At Trax Bakery enjoy donuts, cookies, cakes, pies, specialty breads and so much more. Try a sample of Fudgie Wudgie Fudge! The Grocery area offers Trax Farms products, such as jellies, preserves, applesauce, pumpkin butter, pop and more. Visit our specialty candy area and bring back childhood memories with all of your old favorites to choose from. See, sample, and savor the many products, displays, activities and events offered here at Trax Farms. Trax Farms – Your Place in the Country for a Fabulous Fall! 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 (Rt. 88 between South Park and Finleyville) 412-835-3246

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Automotive Americans Support Banning Cell Phones in Cars

Distracted drivers endanger everyone on the road.

NewsUSA) - Americans have been driving cars and using telephones for about a century. But it's only been in the past five or 10 years that we've been combining these two activities. and we're finding out that it's a dangerous mix. A new Nationwide Insurance survey revealed that 45 percent of drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by another driver using a cell phone. The danger is also evident in the seemingly daily news stories about deadly crashes caused by someone texting behind the wheel. The government reports that 5,870 people were killed and 515,000 were injured last year in crashes where at least one form of driver distraction was reported. Driver distraction was involved in 16 percent of all fatal crashes in 2008 and was prevalent among young drivers. Americans are getting fed up with people driving while distracted (DWD). Nationwide's latest survey found that 80 percent of Americans favor a ban on texting while driving, and more than half say they would support a ban on cell phone use altogether while driving. "In recent months, the debate about the dangers of DWD has intensified as more and more states consider taking legislative action," said Bill Windsor, Nationwide's Safety Officer. "The survey results confirm that there is strong public support for banning texting while driving." Instead of waiting for the federal and state governments to make these behaviors illegal, Nationwide is working toward technological solutions that address the peer pressure that drivers get from friends and family to stay connected. About two-thirds of respondents to a recent Nationwide poll said they feel pressure to answer calls when on the road. These solutions involve software installed on a phone or Blackberry that recognizes when you're driving and blocks incoming calls and texts, using an auto-reply message to let your friends know that you're driving. Nationwide even plans to offer insurance discounts to drivers who use these devices once they become available. "Teens have this two-minute rule -- somebody sends a text message, and if you don't get back within two minutes, the other person feels you're mad at them, or something's wrong," Windsor said. "We think this technology will fill that gap." In addition to saving lives, fewer DWD-related crashes could also result in lower insurance costs for consumers. "DWD impacts all of us in one form or another, and Nationwide will continue to raise public awareness about this important issue," said Windsor. "By working closely with legislators, public safety officials and other key stakeholders, we can arrive at real-world solutions to this problem and help make the roads a safer place."

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The Best from Beth Israel Center’s Sisterhood Cookbook Offers Tried and True Recipes Beth Israel Center Synagogue, located at the border of Pleasant Hills and Jefferson Hills, at 118 Gill Hall Rd., has a very active Sisterhood. Mrs. Janet Selsley and Dr. Joan Glickstein are the co-presidents of the organization. Sisterhood members sponsor fundraising events such as Chanukah luncheon's and silent auctions, movie night, bake sales, and craft and cooking activities. The ladies in the organization provide refreshments after Sabbath services and at special occasions throughout the year. Because these women have demonstrated outstanding baking and cooking skills over the years, cookbooks containing their favorite recipes have been professionally published and have been sold to the public. The most recent cookbook, being sold for $15, is The Best from Beth Israel Center’s Sisterhood - Tried and True Recipes. It can be purchased by calling 412-655-2144.


Union Roads United Methodist Church Hosts 3rd Annual Car Cruise Union Roads United Methodist Church in Gastonville hosted its 3rd Annual Car Cruise on August 21, 2010. It was a great day and a lot of fun. On display were both older and newer cars, as well as trucks and cycles. Everyone enjoyed the festive music spun by Art Johnson of New Eagle who graciously donated his time and talents to DJ the event. All entrants in the show received a dash plaque and each had a chance to win a trophy and one of many door prizes or to place a bid in the silent auction. Thanks to everyone who participated or came out to support our fundraising efforts for The Union Roads UMC Youth Camp Program and to all of the generous sponsors for their donations to our car cruise Advance Auto Parts, Atria's, Bed, Bath, Beyond, Chick-fil-A, Finleyville Car Quest, Cracker Barrel Old County Store, Eat 'n Park, T.G.I. Fridays-Bethel, GFS Marketplace, Giant Eagle-Bethel, Pep Boys, Ponderosa, Red Lobster, Carnegie Science Center, Wild Things and our silent donors. Also, a special thanks to our congregation and to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make our car show a success.

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Journey Through Grief Monthly Caregiver and Grief Support Group Being Held in Belle Vernon Life is a journey, but caring for a loved one or friend can be overwhelming if you are trying to go at it alone, which is why Anova Hospice is sponsoring “Journey Through Grief.” This support group will be held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM at the Church of the Nazarene, which is located on Reed Avenue in Belle Vernon. The support group is open to anyone who is looking for a little help and support as well as friendship and encouragement during this emotional journey. For more information please call Reverend Ron Schermerhorn at 724-929-3200.

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Area Church News Fish Fry at St. Paul’s in Monongahela Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 130 W Main Street, Monongahela, is now serving a Fish Fry on the last Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The October fish fry will be on October 29. Eat-in or take-out. For more information, call 724-258-7792.

Ravioli/Spaghetti Dinner to be Held at Transfiguration Parish Transfiguration Parish in Monongahela will hold a Ravioli/Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adult Dinners: Ravioli $7.00; 1/2 Ravioli 1/2 Spaghetti $7.00; Spaghetti $6.00. Children’s Dinners: Ravioli $5.00; Spaghetti $4.00. Any questions, call 724-258-7742.

Spaghetti Dinner at Grace Lutheran Church Grace Lutheran Church of South Park Twp. will hold their 31st Annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, November 14 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Broughton Fire Hall, 1030 Cochrans Mill Rd., South Park Twp. Dinner includes a salad bar, dessert & beverage. A mini-bazaar and bake sale is also included at the event. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 5-12, 4 and under are free. Tickets can be bought at the door; take-out available.

John McMillan Christmas Affair The John McMillan Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Christmas Affair on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event includes over 55 crafters and features the JMPC Bakery, Gingerbread House, Chinese auction, Kris Kringle Kafe, and an Angel Emporium Tree. Admission is free. Don’t miss the Christmas Affair at John McMillan Presbyterian Church, 875 Clifton Road, Bethel Park on Saturday, November 6. For more information, call 412-833-4704.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church to Hold Fall Flea Market St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church will hold its Annual Fall Flea Market on Saturday, October 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym located on Rt. 51 and will include games and refreshments. Free parking and admission. For information, call 412-884-5259.

Union Roads United Methodist Church to Hold Jewelry Party Union Roads United Methodist Church, 3687 Finleyville- Elrama Rd., will hold a Jewelry Party on Saturday, October 23. Light lunch at 1:00 p.m. with jewelry demonstration at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 724-348-6200.

New Worship Opportunity at Wright’s United Methodist Church The community is invited to the Wright’s Faith Café, a new worship opportunity at Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Rd., Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The inspirational worship will includes Biblical message, music, prayer, skits, snacks and fellowship. All are welcomed. For more information, call724-348-5718.

Fall Harvest Party at Thomas Presbyterian Church Thomas Presbyterian Church at 1068 Linden Rd., Eighty Four, would like to invite you to join us for an evening full of fun activities for all ages on October 23 from 6-9 p.m. Please bring a pumpkin and tools for carving, a snack to share, and invite a friend or neighbor to come along. Adults and children will be carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples (and other fall games), and weather permitting enjoying a bonfire while eating our snacks. Teens are asked to bring $5 for pizza and a tasty treat they will be making on the hillside by the cross. Costumes are optional.

Apple Dumplings Sale at Jefferson United Methodist Church Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Rd., is selling apple dumplings. Order deadline is Wednesday, October 13. Pick-up on Saturday, October 16 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $2.75 each. Order by calling 412 653-3222, option 3.

Election Day Lunch/Dinner and Bake Sale at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, 9th and Meadow Ave., Charleroi Borough, will host an Election Day Lunch/Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eat-in or take-out by calling 724489-0500.

News from First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela On October 2 at 6:00 p.m., we will be having a Harvest dinner sponsored by the Deacons. We will also be celebrating our 225th anniversary. We have invited back former friends, members and ministers. A free will offering is requested and reservations must be made at the church office at 724-2588300 by September 27. This dinner will be held in Fellowship Hall at the church. On October 3 during worship service, we will honor individuals who have 50 or more years of membership. We will be hosting the Christmas celebration “formerly known as Dickens”, on December 3, 4, and 5. We plan to come up

29th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration St. John the Baptist Church in Uniontown, PA located at 201 E. Main Street, will hold its annual ethnic festival in the Parish Social Hall from Noon to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. Divine Liturgies will be at 10:30 a.m. This annual event will feature folk-dancing by Slavjane Folk Ensemble at 3:00 p.m. and the musical group Ruskyj Muzikanti at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. John Righetti, President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, will give a cooking demonstration at 2:00 p.m. and speak on Rusyn history and customs at 4:00 p.m. The Carpatho-Rusyn Society will have a display. There will be pysanky, iconography, woodburning, bobbin lace making, and folk art demonstrations, music, church tours, children’s activities such as egg art, cookie decorating, coloring/ craft projects, and storytelling, speakers on various cultural topics, displays of CarpathoRusyn culture, crafts, raffles, and much more. Admission is free. For more information, call 724- 438-6027 (daytime) or 724-438-8412 (evenings). with a new name soon. However, on Friday night we intend to open the doors of the FPCM and have a variety of Christmas entertainment, food vendors, Christmas Karaoke, desserts, Relay for Life, and a Gingerbread House display. We are still finalizing all the entertainment we plan to have and still hope to light a tree at Chess Park. All people coming to the church will be asked to bring a nonperishable food item. On Saturday, we will welcome Santa with our annual Santa Breakfast. Times and cost for these activities will be announced shortly. On Saturday afternoon the library will have events for children. On Sunday TOO Many Tubas will perform at the 10:30 worship service.

October Events at Windover Hills UMC Throughout the month of October, Windover Hills United Methodist Church will host a variety of different events. We offer two worship services every Sunday morning. Our Contemporary Service is at 8:30 a.m. and our Traditional Service is at 11a.m. Childcare is provided during the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school for all ages is from 9:40 to 10:50 a.m. October 10 at 5 p.m. - Heritage Sunday Worship, 6 p.m. Covered-Dish Meal, 7 p.m. Bon-Fire with games for the kids October 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast October 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. – Women’s Forum Meeting October 15 at 11:30 a.m. - S.A.S.S. Seniors Meeting (brownbag lunch) For more information, call 412-653-6899.

Young Harmony in Concert at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy Young Harmony will be in concert at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy on Sunday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. The church is located on 411 4th Street, New Eagle, PA. Young Harmony, A Rick Hendrix Management Artist, is based out of Chattanooga, TN. The group includes Johnathan Bond, Noel Walters and Darlene Chapman. The Concert is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information please call the church at 724-310-3416.

Ham & Turkey Supper at Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, 45 Church Rd., Eighty Four, PA will hold a Ham & Turkey Supper on Saturday, October 16 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Donation requested is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Takeout available by calling 724-2253431. Proceeds go to the Capital Improvement Fund.

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th Annual Ethnicfest in Monongahela Draws Rave Reviews Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela held their 12th Annual Ethnicfest on Saturday, September 11 in Chess Park, Monongahela. Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of homemade foods both Ethnic & American, as well as a bake sale, flea market, raffle, and live entertainment. Father Yatsko would like to thank everyone in the community for their support.

Area Church News Crossroads Ministries October Events

Trunk N Treat Fall Festival at Crossroads Trunk N Treat Fall Festival is an outdoor event held at Crossroads Ministries. The AWANA, JAMS, and Straight Street ministries all work together to make an enjoyable evening for everyone. People from the church decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy to the hundreds of children that come. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, October 27. All children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville. For more information, call 724-348-1620 visit Straight Street’s Fall Retreat Straight Street’s Fall Retreat is coming October 8-10 and the theme this year is JUMP. The high school youth ministry is heading to Slippery Rock Church Camp for an exciting weekend. If anyone is interested in signing their child up, call Pastor Josh for more information at 724-348-1620 ext. 111 or e-mail

Elizabeth Baptist Church Announces Upcoming Events Elizabeth Baptist Church is located at 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth announces the following upcoming events. For more information, call 412-384-6464. Family Fall Harvest A Family Fall Harvest Festival will be held Saturday October 16 from 7:00 till 10:00 p.m. Festivities will include a hay ride, bonfire, maze, games and crafts. Admission is free. Steel City Quartet Concert Elizabeth Baptist Church presents the Steel City Quartet in concert Sunday, October 17 at the 11:00 a.m. worship hour. A light, continental breakfast will be served from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. The public is cordially invited. Flea Market The Elizabeth Baptist Church is having an indoor flea market at 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bake sale will include homemade goodies. Food available will include stuffed cabbage, haluski and kielbasa as well as American fare and homemade soups, eat in or take out. Outdoor table space will be available for a cost of $10 per table (bring your own table).

October Events at South Hills Assembly of God Church South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for October. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit • Pastor Chris Hayward, President of Cleansing Stream Ministries, will be the guest speaker Sunday, October 3 at the 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. services. Cleansing Stream Ministries is dedicated to equipping local churches for biblically balanced, sound and effective deliverance ministry. • A Healing/Miracle Service with Pastor Rick Kardell and guest Pastor Mel Hileman will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 4 in the sanctuary; Praise & Worship with Healing Waters Praise Team. • A free Steelhead Fishing Seminar with PA Steelhead Assoc. will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 9. Topics include spin fishing techniques & rigging; flyfishing technique, fly selection; stocking program/history, for Lake Erie steelhead, brown trout and lake trout; plus centerpin fishing techniques. For more information, email or visit • Crowned with Compassion fundraising banquet will be held Thursday, October 14 at Crowne Plaza, Bethel Park to mark the fifth anniversary of Compassion Connection. Cost is $60.00. • Sebastian Dortch will be the guest speaker at the annual HonorBound Men’s Conference Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Topic is “Being A Man, A Husband & A Father.” Cost is $6.00. • Robert Specter, President of Rock of Israel Ministries, will be the guest speaker Sunday, October 17 at the 6:00 p.m. service. Robert was born in Haiti to missionaries and raised on the foreign mission field. His father grew up as an Orthodox Jew. Robert traveled by bicycle 8,000 miles “Pedaling for Christ.” • The monthly “Lunch Bunch” Bible study and luncheon for those age 65+ meets at noon, Thursday, October 21. $6 and includes lunch. RSVP to 412-835-8900 ext. 126. • Tony Cruz, Evangelist and Founder of Consuming Fire Ministries, Inc., will be the guest speaker Sunday, October 24 at the 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services. • Harvest Fest 2010, one of our largest allfamily events of the year, will be held 6:009:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, with lots of games, food, candy and bump-n-jumps for kids 5th grade and under. • The Women’s Ministries will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 30 for The Breakfast Club: “Will You Say Yes To The Dress?” Special guest will be Bethany Ramsey, a professional wardrobe consultant. A life applicable Bible teaching will be given by Pastor Jamie. Breakfast is free, on a first comefirst served basis.

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HEART SAVER CPR WITH AED TRAINING Canonsburg General Hospital will offer a HeartSaver CPR with AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training class on Tuesday, October 5 from 6 - 9 p.m., in the McNary Conference Center. Instructors for this class are certified by the American Heart Association. Attendees will learn heart-saver, or adult, one-person CPR in addition to techniques for dealing with an obstructed airway, AED training and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. Participants will receive a two year certification after successful course completion. Registration fee is $25.00. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call toll free at 1-877-284-2000.

CONSIDERING KNEE OR HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY? Mutschler Orthopaedic Institute to Offer Free Education Sessions The staff of the Mutschler Orthopaedic Institute will offer a free informational session for people who are considering total knee or hip replacement surgery. The free program will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg General Hospital. Topics covered include: • Information about arthritis • Explanation of a joint replacement surgery, • Details of the pre-operative, operative and post operative care, • Information on anesthesia, • Pain management guides for the recovery period, and • Physical Therapy guidelines, • A question and answer session is also included. Refreshments will be provided. To register, call 1-888-877-5955 or 724-873-5955

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST TO PRESENT BREAST HEALTH PROGRAM Margie Webb, RN, NCTMB, presents "Phluff Your Girls Breast Health Program" on Thursday, October 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Single Steps Strategies, Manor Oak Two, Suite 520, 1910 Cochran Rd., Pittsburgh and on Tuesday, October 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray. This Interactive Program is for all women from adolescent girl to mature woman. Margie Webb is a registered nurse and a certificated massage therapist. She owns and operates Ahhh a Massage; a home based therapeutic massage practice. This serene setting was chosen to relax and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit. Margie is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and supports the law requiring massage therapists to be licensed in Pennsylvania. Margie discovered that she had been misled about breast health information and made it her goal to share the correct knowledge with other women. In a light hearted and fun experience Margie wants to make women more conscious of the proper techniques for self breast exams and ways to help prevent breast cancer. Seating is limited so please register early. To register for the October 14 program, call 412-341-0723. To register for the October 19 program, call 412-941-9430.

UPCOMING CLASSES HELD BY THE VALLEY HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING CENTER Valley Health and Safety Training Center announces their upcoming classes during the month of October. Location: Mon Valley EMS station, 1001 Donner Avenue, Monessen Time: 9:00 AM Saturday, October 9 Healthcare Provider, cost $50. Saturday October 16 First Aid and CPR, cost $50. Location: Monongahela Valley Hospital, Lombardi Conference and Education Center Time: 6:00 PM -9:00 PM: Tuesday, October 26 Heartsaver CPR for Adult/Child, cost $30. Thursday, October 28 Pediatric CPR, cost $30 Please call the Training Center for further information or to have a quarterly brochure mailed to you, at 724-684-9536. Training Coordinator is Lily Farquhar. The Public Relations/Outreach department is available for presentations on the history of the ambulance, billing and subscriptions, falls, what to do in case of an emergency and many other topics. You pick the topic and the Outreach department will do the presentation at your location or here at the training center. For further information on the presentations, call 724-684-7612. Also Scheduled is a Hazardous Material Technician class to be presented in cooperation with the DEP starting on November 6 and 7 and 13 and 14. This is a 32 hour class. Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to 20 students. Call the training center for further information..

CANONSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL OFFERS PEDIATRIC CPR CLASS WITH AED Canonsburg General Hospital will offer a class on Pediatric Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12 in the McNary Conference Center. Instructors for this class are certified by the American Heart Association. Attendees will learn infant and child CPR, AED training and methods to relieve choking. Infant safety in the home also will be discussed. The cost is $25 per person. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-877-284-2000.



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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL OCTOBER EVENTS Unless otherwise noted, the following programs will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Baby Care Class - Monday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Topics include: home safety, basic car seat safety, immunizations, breast and bottle feeding, pacifiers, bathing an infant and additional topics. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229).

Apple/Fall Festival – Friday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., is open to the public, and will be held in the outdoor Central Plaza and the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Center. A refreshing way to enjoy delicious food and fellowship. For more information, call 724258-1234. RSDS Support Group - Tuesday, October 12 at 6 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492.

Managing Your Diabetes - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 5, 6, 7 at 8:30 a.m., ECC. 3-day, 2-hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes self-management and care. Registration is required at least one-week prior to the start of classes. For more information or to register, call 724258-1483.

Diabetes Support Group – Holiday Meal Makeovers - Thursday, October 14 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Learn how to enjoy holiday food while continuing to make smart food choices. Free and open to all diabetics and their families. For more information, call 724-258-1148.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, October 6 at 6 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all breast cancer patients and their families. For more information, call 724-258-1704.

Cancer Support Group - Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all cancer patients and their families. For additional information, call 724-258-1704.

Managing Your Diabetes - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 19, 20, 21 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. 3day, 2-hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes self-management and care. To register, call 724-258-1483.

Breast Cancer Screening and Education Program - Wednesday, October 27 at 1 p.m., ECC. The breast cancer screening and education program is free and will be conducted by physicians and staff from MVH. To register, call 724-258-1333.

Innovations In Kidney Function and NonPrescription Medications - Wednesday, October 20 at 6 p.m., ECC. Before using any non-prescription medicine, it is important to know if that product might interact with your prescription medication or what effect it might have on your kidneys. To register, call 724-258-1333.

Understanding Your Blood Sugar Readings - Wednesday, October 27 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Learn how to ‘make sense’ out of all those blood sugar readings you document. To register, call 724-2581483.

Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, October 22 from Noon to 6 p.m., ECC. American Red Cross, in cooperation with Monongahela Valley Hospital, will sponsor a blood drive on the hospital campus. To register, call 724494-4090 or online at Breast-feeding Class - Monday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. For more information, call 724258-BABY (2229). Public CPR Instruction - Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m., ECC. Adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center (VHSTC). The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724684-9536.

Advanced Carbohydrate Counting Wednesday, October 27 at 10 a.m., ECC. Diabetes self-management class that focuses on carb counting with everything you need to know. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1148. Eating Well Through The Seasons Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m., ECC. Health care professionals will educate and demonstrate to the audience healthy holiday eating, simple ways to achieve fitness and their health benefits, low fat nutrition tips and stress management. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1320. Infant/Child CPR - Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m., ECC. Infant/Child CPR classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center. The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-6849536.

Understanding Your Diabetes Meal Plan Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Builds on the education received in the Managing Your Diabetes program. Learn more about food choices, dining out, and how your eating habits affect your blood glucose control. Contact the Center for Diabetes at 724-2581483 for more information and to register.

Understanding Your Diabetes Medication Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Gain a better understanding of how your diabetes medications work and learn the effects diabetes medications have on your blood sugar readings. Contact the Center for Diabetes at 724-2581483 for more information and to register.

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Massage Therapy Shown to Help Breast Cancer Patients By Tanya L Chaney, BA, CMTPT, MT Massage and Breast Cancer? May seem like an unlikely pair, however research is showing that breast cancer patients that receive massage therapy during their cancer treatments, whether it be chemotherapy, radiation or a combination, are showing a remarkable decrease in fatigue, mood disturbance and physical discomforts. Many cancer patients have even indicated that they sense an improvement in their mood. Further research is even beginning to show more scientific results for breast cancer patients receiving regular 30-minute massage therapy sessions two to three times a week. In this study conducted by the Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology Clinics, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, urine samples taken from these patients with Stage 1 or 2 breast cancer have shown that serotonin and dopamine levels were increased and the results also showed a significant increase in their natural killer

(NK) cell numbers and lymphocytes. In addition, it is already know through previous research, that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, pain, symptoms of depression and boost immunity for the average client. These benefits are being proven to help cancer patients as well. When selecting a massage therapist, it is important to know that your therapist is properly trained, licensed and insured in your state. Asking questions around their training, background and experience is a must in determining you have a therapist who knows how to treat your concerns. All of the therapists at Chaneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Natural Health are extensively trained and practicing as the law determines in Pennsylvania. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they will be running a promotion throughout the month to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an American Cancer Society event. Five dollars ($5.00) from each service will be donated to this worthy cause. More information is available on their website and they can be contacted by calling (724) 3282834.

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Pets Teacup Sanctioned Agility Trial Set for October 9 – 10 The Keystone Canine Training Club presents Teacup Sanctioned Agility Trial (for dogs 17 inches and under at the withers) on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 at Keystone Canine Training Club, 5167 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh. Saturday: Connect the Dots Game; Standard Class 1; Standard Class 2; Jumpers Game Sunday: Wild West Pinball Game; Standard Class 3; Standard Class 4; Truth or Dare Game Judges briefing, obstacle familiarization and walk through at 9:00 a.m. Building opens at 8:00 a.m. Please come early for day of trial entry or if your dog needs to be measured. For Exhibition Only (FEO) entries will be accepted. All FEO entries will be run after the “for score” runs. Entries close at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2. Day of trial entries will be accepted for an additional $5 fee. For more information, call 412-831-1042 or e-mail

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Pets in Small Packages: Keep Your Littlest Friend Safe (NewsUSA) - As companies downsize their workforce, Americans are also downsizing their dogs. Labrador retrievers remain America's number-one dog, but dogs under 20 pounds are enjoying increased popularity. Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, Boxers, Dachshunds, Bulldogs, Poodles and Shih Tzus all make the American Kennel Association's (AKC) list of top 10 dog breeds. Small dogs can require less food, less space and less exercise than larger canine companions, making them a perfect fit for the busy homeowner who wants a lap animal to cuddle. Of course, small dogs come with their own challenges. The great outdoors, for example, presents a greater hazard to Chihuahuas than to Great Danes. In April 2009, one 6-pound Chihuahua puppy made the news when she was reunited with her owners after being blown away by a 70-mile-per-hour wind. But as small pets become more popular, American pet care companies are creating products to keep tiny companion animals safe. For example, Invisible Fence Brand recently launched its MicroLite Computer Collar, which weighs in at just 1 ounce. The collar is so light, it's great for dogs and cats, small and large alike. The collar works with a fencing and training system. Invisible Fence Brand collars alert pets with a warning tone when they're about to leave a boundary set by their owner. Unlike traditional fences, Invisible Fence systems can go through rocky terrain and wooded areas and under water. Pet owners can use the system to section off their driveways, pools or gardens or specific rooms in their home, as well the perimeter of their yard. For more information, visit

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Kids & Family Youth Programs at the YMCA in October Youth programs at the Mon Valley YMCA will be starting the week of October 4th including Fit Kids, Yoga for Kids, Girl Power, Annie’s Art Shop, Music & Movement and Jump & Wiggle. Classes are available for children ages 3-15 years. Call the YMCA at 724-483-8077 for more information or to register.

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Tips to Help Kids Avoid the Pitfalls of Sugary Snacks (NewsUSA) - Although, parents may not be giving their children foods that are high in sugar intentionally, there are steps that can be taken to help kids avoid the pitfalls of sugar, such as obesity and dental disease. â&#x20AC;˘ Monitor snacking choices. Ration empty-calorie foods such as sugar-packed sweets. Instead, offer healthy alternative snacks such as fresh vegetables and fruits and low-fat yogurt with no added sugars. â&#x20AC;˘ Beware of the juice box. Most fruit drinks are low in vitamins and high in sugar. Look for lowor no-sugar substitutes or provide water when kids are thirsty. â&#x20AC;˘ Use oral care probiotics. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, incorporate an oral care probiotic, like EvoraKids ( into their oral health routine. Oral care probiotics work by flooding the mouth with beneficial bacteria, which adhere to tooth surfaces, including pits and fissures in the chewing surfaces, leaving less room for the harmful bacteria. â&#x20AC;˘ Involve children in meal-time planning and prep. Including them in the preparation process can be an important step for children who take more interest in hands-on activities. â&#x20AC;˘ Keep a positive attitude. When your child makes healthy food choices, recognize his accomplishment. â&#x20AC;˘ Be a role model. Probably the most important step is to practice what you preach. Most children learn by watching their parents. When you try to teach a child good behavior, incorporate these same principals into your own everyday actions. Words that conflict with your actions can be confusing to developing minds.

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harvest Festival at OMH in South Park A Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harvest Festival will be held at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park on Sunday, October 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are many activities in store for the children, all of which reflect our pioneer heritage. The children may participate in oldfashioned games such as the corn cob toss and ducking for apples. They may try their hands at doing tin punching, churning butter, making church babies, writing with quill pens or sampling one of the many different corn crafts. Tussie mussies, fragrant bouquets of flowers and herbs, will be available for purchase. The Oliver Miller Associates will also have a number of demonstrations so that the children and their families can observe spinning, weaving, open-hearth cooking, and forge work. All outdoor events will be weather permitting. In case of rain, the buildings will be open for tours and demonstrations, but many of the hands-on crafts, which are done outdoors, may be cancelled. Because of the many special activities and crafts, the admission for this Sunday will be $2. The Oliver Miller Homestead, a historic landmark and Whiskey Rebellion site, is located on Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle in South Park. It is open every Sunday through December 12 from 1:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30. For more information and a map, visit our website at or contact us at 412 835-1554.




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School News New High School Building for Ringgold? New Long Term Facilities Plan Emerges at Ringgold Board Meeting By Paul Chasko The high point of the September 15 Ringgold School Board meeting was the resolution starting the process to build a new High School and convert the existing high school to a Middle School. The now-obsolete plan introduced in 2009 included the construction of a new Middle School. The resolution was brought to the floor for voting by board member Donald Bartoe who is one of the co-chairpersons along with Mr. William Stein and Mr. Charles Smith of the Facilities Planning and Transportation Committee. The resolution authorized the architects, administration and solicitor to initiate the planning of a new High School and the conversion of the existing high school to a Middle School. It also authorized the architect, administration and solicitor to utilize the Plancon process of the PA Department of Education for the High School Project. The voting went 7/1/0 – Mr. Stein was absent and Mr. Smith voted “no”.

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The Plancon process is a procedure used to apply for Commonwealth reimbursement that: 1) documents the school district’s planning process; 2) provides justification for the project to the public; 3) ascertains compliance with state laws and regulations; and 4) establishes the level of state participation in the cost of the project. Once the Plancon process has been initiated, as was done on September 15, the dollars begin to roll out of the Ringgold coffers to support the process and the project. The Ringgold Board has hopefully studied all aspects of this facilities plan as, from this point on; the cost of going in another direction would increase daily. If for some reason, the Plancon process would indicate the plan to be un-supportable, a good deal of money would have gone down the drain. Adopting a facilities upgrade is always a very critical decision. What does this plan mean to tax-payers residing in the Ringgold School District? We won’t know until the Plancon process is well underway and project financing is projected. What we do know is that board President Denise Kuhn has stated that preliminary estimates show the cost increasing from about $38 million (new middle school) to about $45 million (new high school) and the cost to renovate the existing high school will be between $500,000 and $1 million. She also stated that the majority of board members believe this plan will maximize benefits to residents and students. The new plan also includes administration offices in the new high school. The old administration office building in New Eagle and the existing Middle School building would most likely be sold. State Representative David Levdansky stated in another meeting that state funds supporting capital education projects were included in the current budget. Property acquisition negotiations have been underway for some time and will now become more urgent. The board has indicated it would prefer a site located near the existing high school on Route 136. Some property owners in the vicinity have expressed concern that properties may be acquired through Eminent Domain procedures. Dr. Polkabla (Assistant to the Superintendent) gave a presentation summarizing the performance of the Ringgold School District relative to student PSSA testing. The report is detailed and is available at the Ringgold Administration Building. The Ringgold School District achieved the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) goal. It was encouraging to see significant increases in math proficiency in most of the district schools including High School. To read about other business conducted at the September 15 School Board meeting please visit the Union Finley Messenger website at and search on Ringgold.

News from John McMillan Preschool Students from the John McMillan Preschool will be visiting the pumpkin patch on October 6, 7 and 8. Our Threes, Fours and TClass will take a hayride at Simmons Farm on Wednesday and Thursday, picking pumpkins, enjoying a hay-maze and lots of other fun activities with their families and teachers. On Friday, our Parent & Tot families will visit Trax Farm! John McMillan Preschool is planning our 6th Annual Rummage Sale to be held on Saturday, November 13. If you have gently used items to donate for our sale, please start putting items aside and bring them on Friday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon to be sorted and labeled for the sale. We can not accept computer parts, mattresses or cribs. All proceeds benefit the preschool, located at 875 Clifton Road in Bethel Park. If you'd like to learn more about the programs available at John McMillan and would like to join us for some fall fun, contact Pat Folino at 412-8334704.

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SCHOOL NEWS Greenock Primary School Celebrates Constitution Day Red, white and blue were the colors of the day at Greenock Primary School to celebrate National Constitution Day on Friday, September 17, 2010. A flag raising ceremony in the front of the school kicked off the Constitution celebration. Students pledged to the flag, listened to the reading of the Preamble and sang patriotic songs. The celebration continued through out the day with many activities centered around the United States Constitution and Government.

Meet The Warriors Night By Shannon Prota, senior A crowd of new fans and old gathered in the stands on Saturday night, August 28th, to witness their warriors. As the various Elizabeth Forward teams walked onto the field the cheers filled the stadium and the warriors were filled with pride. "Meet the Warriors Night" was a true success. The various teams were introduced starting off by each class and finishing with the captains. A small game was played to see who knew the other teams better. In the end it was decided that each team was well informed about each other’s sport. The warriors were proud to represent their teams and were glad to see how much support was expressed and will be expressed throughout the seasons.

Peters Township High School Students Earn AP Scholar Honors For their outstanding performance on the Advanced Placement exams in 2010, 73 students from Peters Township High School have earned AP Scholar Awards. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on these exams. The AP exams provide high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement at the college level. Benjamin Pritz and Benjamin West, both 2010 graduates, received the honor of being named National AP Scholars for earning an average score of 4 or higher on the five-point scale of all AP exams taken, in addition to scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Sixteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are: Andrea Briggs, Julie Devine, Benjamin Gauthier, Melissa Jarrett, Evan Komoroski, Claire Larosa, Michael Lehn, Taylor Maher, Cassandra Ondeck, Benjamin Pritz, Sean Rothermel, Joshua Schake, Molly Wagner, Daniel Wallach, John Wawrose and Benjamin West. Seventeen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are: Averi Clements, Kelsey Cunningham, Kyle Falbo, Lindsey Golden, Lauren Gross, Elizabeth Hammell, Carly Hancherick, Jonathon Hanson, Erika Jozwiak, Jonathan Kovac, Sarah Leech, Alan Lo, Erica Schwotzer, Andrew Shope, Khyati Thakore, Stephen Tupta and Ann Ultsch. Forty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of three or higher. The AP Scholars are: Tricia Ambe, Olivia Bayer, Olivia Bovalina, Alexandra Boyer, James Brucker, Jeffrey Chastel, Chelsea Chen, Timothy Curran, Connor Dickey, Bryce Eskew, John Flaherty, Christopher Freyder, Michael Glicksman, Joseph Grippi, Kari Hartbauer, Hannah Hobbs, Lauren Hobbs, Philip Horensky, Harrison Hull, Eileen Jacob, Caitlin Jones, Cameron Kasraie, Edward Kern, Vittoria Klaja, Jaclyn Larosa, Kevin McBride, Katherine Murphy, Austin Nissly, Connor Page, Christian Ranallo, Nitish Rastogi, Shelley Rider, Andrew Rubeo, Kira Scammell, Kyle Sheth, Shannon Smith, Corey Spindler, Amanda Swick, Nathan Troscinski, and Kaitlin Wiegman.

PT Chamber Hosts Welcoming Luncheon for New District Teachers The Peters Township Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Welcoming Luncheon for new teachers and administrators coming into the Peters Township School District at Rolling Hills Country Club. Pictured above (Front L to R): Yasmin Ingham, Courtney Blackhurst, Heather Bonnano, Stacy Hall; middle: Pamela Harrison, Missy Giaquinto, Hope Stefan, Anna DeCario; (Back L to R): Nicole Makrinos, Bianca Barnabei, Kristin DeGiovanni, Andrea Lamatrice, John Good and Jeremy; Kuharcik. (PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ALMANAC)

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A “Night at the Races” to Benefit Ringgold Soccer

Mon Valley Midget Football League Action

The Ringgold Men’s Soccer Boosters will be holding a “Night at the Races” on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and dinner will be served. Races begin at 7:00 PM. This fun-filled event will be held at the Floreffe Fire Hall, 1540 State Street (Rt. 837) in Floreffe. Tickets cost just $20 – includes dinner/beer/mixers - BYOB and a chance to win 42” HDTV. For tickets please e-mail or call 724-323-4562 TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE ONLY. Must be 21 to attend.

St. Joan of Arc Soccer Squads Kick Off The Season The St. Joan of Arc JV and varsity soccer teams played their first away game with St. Sylvester at the Seton LaSalle Football Field. It was the student's first chance to play on a full size field. The teams start as young as grade 3 up until Logan Janosko, 5th Grade, throws in the ball grade 8. Several of the St. Joan of Arc after St. Sylvester kicks it out of bounds. players played on both the JV and varsity teams. It was quite the workout. While their efforts did not gain them a victory, their level of play shows a promise of victory in the near future. There's always something going on at St. Joan of Arc School. Check us out at 412833-2433 or at

The Wildcat QB trying to find an open receiver

A Donora running back tries to avoid a tackle while his teammate attempts to block.

This Rostraver runner is about to become a victim of the UF Bears defense

The Leps QB tries a pass against the Bears.

Visit the Union Finley Messenger Website for current standings, scores and more action photos in the photo gallery. (PHOTOS BY PAUL CHASKO)

Ringgold Lady Rams Win Tourney Championship On September 4 and 5, the Ringgold Lady Rams soccer team participated in the South Fayette Kick Off Classic Tournament. Participating teams were Ringgold, Gateway, Waynesburg, and South Fayette. On Saturday, Ringgold played Gateway and won by penalty shots after a double overtime. Angela Beck opened up the scoreboard with a header off a corner kick from Moriah Mathies. Later on in the game, Mathies added a second goal with an assist from Sarah Lutz. The score remained 2-2 through two overtimes and penalty shots by Beck, Mathies, and Ashley McMahon gave Ringgold the win. On Sunday, Ringgold faced South Fayette in the Championship game. Victory was won by a score of 3-0. Goals were scored by Mathies, McMahon, and Michelle Bassi. Five All Tournament Players were selected from the Ringgold team. The players selected were Defender Lindsey Ficorilli, Captain Angela Beck, Captain Moriah Mathies, Captain Ashley McMahon, and Goalie Rachel Stilley. Congratulations Lady Rams!

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By Paul Chasko

Area Boys Varsity Outlook High School soccer for the boy's teams is underway but most schedules have been frontloaded with out-of-section games to gain team field experience before hitting the games that really count. Southmoreland in section 3AAA looks to be a real powerhouse this season. Belle Vernon, Elizabeth Forward and Ringgold look to be pretty evenly matched at the top of section 6AA.

Area Girls Varsity Outlook Girl’s soccer season is well underway and most of the teams are a little over halfway through their seasons. Looking back at games played through mid-September we can get a pretty good idea of where our local teams find themselves in the section standings (section play). In Section 4-AAA the Peters Township Indians look to be the strongest followed by Bethel Park and Ringgold. In Section 4-AA the Belle Vernon Leopards and the South Park Eagles both look to be the class of this division and will battle it out for top spot. Visit the Union Finley Messenger website at to see the section standings and check out more soccer action photos in the website photo gallery, Search on “soccer”. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF DATA BLUEPRINTS)

Junior Rifle Program at Carrick Sportsmen’s Club The Carrick Sportsmen’s Club (CSC) is offering a Junior Rifle Program to interested individuals. The program will start its introductory, four-week evening course on October 6 and will meet every Wednesday evening until November 3. Participants will learn the basic use of the rifle and the instruction will stress safety in handling and shooting them. The program is open to participants age 12 and older (adults are welcome to attend). The cost is $30 for the introductory course and includes all ammunition, rifles, and the loan of eye and ear protection. At the end of the introductory course, the participants can continue shooting on Wednesday evenings until April for an additional $30 fee which again includes all ammunition, rifles, and the loan of eye and ear protection. For detailed information and to register for the program, contact Jim Warden at 412-480-2212 or Ray Noakes at 724-348-5633.

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Senior News from the Venetia Community Center The following information is for the Venetia Community Center located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA. We are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. We will have some interesting programs coming up in October. Our first luncheon will be on October 14. Before lunch there will be blood pressure screening from 11:00 to 12:00 followed by a delicious lunch prepared at the Canonsburg Senior Center and delivered by our faithful volunteers. Served by our very capable kitchen help to be enjoyed by all. After lunch our program will be a speaker from the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Carl Stopperich. Reservations must be made as it is a catered lunch. Call Erma Grego at 724-941-6956. Our next luncheon will be on October 28. There will be blood pressure screenings from 11:00 to 12:00 followed by lunch at 12:00. Then our guest speaker will be Terri McCullough, Apprise Coordinator, from South Western Agency on Aging. Terri’s topic will be on the changes in Medicare - something we are all interested in and need all the information available. Bingo will be played after both luncheons for all who wish to stay and join us for a fun ending of two great days. Birthdays for October are Edna Bashista, Lorrane Clawson, Alice Collar, Art Klaus, Rosemarie Leslie, Ruth Maley and Mariellen Talban. Happy Birthday and have a wonderful day. Anniversary celebrations for Bill and Eileen Higbee, Rosemarie and Jim Leslie, and Shirley and Joe Polachek. Congratulations.


SENIOR FLU SHOTS IN PETERS TOWNSHIP American HealthCare Group along with Peters Township Parks & Recreation will conduct a Senior Citizen (55+) flu shot clinic on Monday, October 11 from 9:00 Am - 12:00 noon at the Peters Township Community Recreation Center. The seasonal flu vaccine will also incorporate the H1N1 strain. Only one shot will be needed! No appointment necessary, however please call and give name and phone at 724-9425000. Shots are FREE to all having Medicare. **Must present Medicare Part B health insurance card at time of vaccination** (includes all Medicare Advantage plans-Highmark, Health America, UPMC, Unison, Bravo and others!) Individuals requesting vaccinations who are not enrolled in Medicare will be required to pay a $28 fee (cash or check only.)

CANONSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL TO HOST ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP A free Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14 at Canonsburg General Hospital in the McNary Conference Center. The support group is sponsored by Consulate Retirement Village of North Strabane and is affiliated with the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The group will meet the second Thursday of every month. The meeting will be an opportunity for caregivers to share practical ideas in a supportive setting, connect with other families and learn from guest speakers. For more information, call 724-809-6679.

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CANONSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL OFFERS CLASSROOM DRIVER IMPROVEMENT COURSE Canonsburg General Hospital, in association with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), will offer the driver safety program. The first day session will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Tuesday, October 19, in the Canonsburg General Hospital McNary Conference Center. The second session will be held the same time and location on Thursday, October 21. The fee for the course is $12 per person (AARP members) or $14 per person (non-AARP members), payable in advance. A certified instructor recruited and trained by AARP, will conduct the course. Refreshments will be served. To register, or for more information, call Physician Access at 1-877-284-2000. Class size is limited to 30 people.

SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING CLASSES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH HILLS As mandated by Pennsylvania State Law: All insurance companies authorized to write private passenger auto insurance within this Commonwealth shall provide a premium discount of 5% for three years for motor vehicle on a policy under which all named insured’s are 55 years of age or older and have successfully completed a motor vehicle driver improvement course meeting the standards of the Department of Transportation. If you have never participated in a Senior Driving Program before, you must attend a two-day program. To qualify for a one-day program, you must have taken a Senior Driving Program in the past. No exceptions. Upcoming classes: • October 20-21 – Carnegie Library McKeesport from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. • October 28-29 – Community Recreation Center of Upper St. Clair from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for a class, call 800-559-4880 or 724-283-0245 or register online at

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A: A nuclear stress test (cardiac perfusion scan) is used by physicians to determine if your heart muscle is getting the blood supply it needs at rest and during exercise. It is often done to find out what may be causing chest pain or after a heart attack to find out how much the heart muscle has been damaged from the heart attack. It is also done as follow-up care after percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary stent procedure) and coronary artery bypass surgery. During the scan, a camera Vasantha C. Madhavan, M.D., FACC takes two sets of pictures of the heart after a special test medicine (radioactive tracer) is injected into a vein in the arm. The tracer travels through the blood and into the heart muscle. As it moves through the heart, areas that have good blood flow absorb the tracer. Areas that do not absorb the tracer may not be getting enough blood or may have been damaged by the heart attack. One set of pictures are taken while you are resting. Another set is taken after your heart has been stressed, either by exercise (walking on a treadmill) or after you have been given a medicine which simulates exercise by increasing the blood flow to your heart. The resting pictures are compared with the stress pictures by a cardiologist who then interprets the study and prepares a written report and submits it to your doctor. The test results will be discussed with you by your physician. Your doctor may recommend that you see a cardiologist to determine if a diagnostic cardiac catheterization may be necessary or your doctor may make changes in your medications. Most patients having a nuclear stress test do not have any complications but your physician should make you aware of any risk involved. I recommend that you ask your doctor to schedule your nuclear stress test at a cardiovascular imaging center which is fully accredited with highly skilled and trained registered technologist performing the test. Dr. Madhavan is a board certified interventional cardiologist. He is a partner of Madhavan, Chandra, Tauberg Cardiology Medical Associates. 575 Coal Valley Road South Hills Med. Bldg., Suite 460 Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 412-469-0600 21 Yost at Ardmore Blvd. Forest Hills Plaza, Suite 216 Pittsburgh, PA 15221 412-823-3113


You might think they mean the same thing, but only real estate professionals who belong to the National Association of REALTORS® can call themselves REALTORS®. A real estate agent holds a state license but a REALTOR® has taken extra steps to join the local board of REALTORS® and adheres to a strict Code of Ethics. With a REALTOR® you will have an experienced professional guiding you through one of the most important decisions you will make – buying or selling your home.

Pat Alfano Associate Broker Northwood Realty Services

REALTORS® have access to many resources to enable you to get the best possible deal. They will handle everything for you – from advertising to research to all the paperwork. A REALTOR® knows the market, saving you time, and pricing your home so that the “For Sale” sign will not sit long on your lawn. He/She is also the best person to negotiate the ins and outs of the sale. A REALTOR® will guide you through the financial aspects of buying a home and will help determine what you can afford and how to pay for it. They will know the extra costs, including taxes, closing costs, mortgage rates and down payments. A REALTOR® is the best way to make sure you don’t forget anything and that the process of buying or selling your home goes smoothly because it is so easy to get lost in the details.

NORTHWOOD REALTY SERVICES Monongahela Office Pat Alfano- Manager, Northwood Realty Services (724) 292-1040.

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSISTED LIVING Q: My Dad has been diagnosed with dementia and everything I read about the disease is so confusing to me. Can you please help me understand?

A: With all the different types of dementia, it is easy to understand why caregivers can be confused when attempting to determine which dementia they are dealing with and how to give their loved one the best care. Even more frustrating is the fact that individuals affected by dementia react to it differently, so not all sympTerrie Eger toms and characteristics are similar. Marketing Director Arden Courts of Dementia is defined as a significant loss of intellectual abilities Jefferson Hills such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning. Symptoms include the impairment of attention, orientation, memory, judgment, language, motor and spatial skills, and function. Dementia can be reversible when caused by drugs, alcohol, hormone or vitamin imbalances, or depression. More often than not, dementias fall into the irreversible category. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. It is a progressive, fatal brain disease that destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Today it is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Vascular dementia is widely considered the second most common type of dementia. It develops when impaired blood flow to parts of the brain deprives cells of food and oxygen. The diagnosis is clearest when symptoms appear soon after a major stroke or after a series of small strokes. A rare, but recently becoming more diagnosed form of dementia is Front temporal Dementia or FTD. This type of dementia affects the front (frontal lobes) and the sides (temporal lobes) of the brain. FTD tends to have a more rapid onset than most dementias and symptoms often involve changes in personality, judgment, planning, and social functioning. Another type of dementia being diagnosed more frequently is Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI is a condition in which a person has problems with memory, language, or another mental function sever enough to be noticeable to other people and to show up on tests, but not serious enough to interfere with daily life. Caregivers beware, this diagnosis often leads to Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia listed above. Arden Courts is an assisted living community specifically designed for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. Our home-like atmosphere, structured programming and staff training all work together to provide our residents with the best quality of life. To learn more about dementia or Arden Courts, please contact Terrie Eger to set up a consultation and obtain more information on how you can better help your loved one. Arden Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living 380 Wray Large Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 (412) 384-0300

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Q: I’ve just started running on a regular basis. I’m concerned about developing plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. How can I protect myself? A:

First of all, don’t try to do too much too fast. Increase the Danielle Violette, MA, ATC length and speed of your runs gradually, since both of these Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center chronic conditions may result from overuse or intense exercise. Warm up properly and do plenty of stretching – especially of your foot and toe flexors and calf muscles. An exercise physiologist can be a helpful source of advice on strengthening and flexibility exercises. Second, wear proper shoes with adequate support. Be sure to replace them before they wear out, generally after about 500 miles of use. Third, pay attention to pain. With plantar fasciitis, the tissue on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. Pain occurs underneath your heel bone toward your arch and is worse first thing in the morning. With Achilles tendinitis, the tendon that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone becomes inflamed. Pain tends to be in the back of the heel bone and occur later in the day or after you work out. To avoid more serious damage such as tearing the tendon, treat pain promptly with rest, ice and anti-inflammatory drugs. If the pain persists, see your doctor. For more information please contact Danielle Violette, MA, ATC 724-250-5212 Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center 240 Wellness Way Washington, PA 15301 724-250-5212

RADIATION THERAPY Q: What is “watchful waiting” or “active surveillance” in regard to prostate cancer?

A: Watchful waiting and active surveillance have been used interchangeably, but in truth, active surveillance has a more dynamic definition. Generally, watchful waiting does not imply curative intent. It implies no additional cancer evaluation or therapy until symptoms from prostate cancer, whether it is local urinary symptoms or bone pain from metastatic disease present. In this situation palliative therapy, which includes hormonal manipulation, a local short course radiation treatment, Dr. Roger Tokars or pain medication would be considered. Watchful waiting Medical Director applies to patients who are elderly, with low risk prostate disJefferson Radiation Oncology Center ease, and have multiple other medical issues that may have a greater impact on their life expectancy. Active surveillance however, implies curative intent if their prostate disease progresses. These patients are generally younger and present with low risk disease. Low risk is defined as early stage, have a PSA level of < 10 ng/ml, and are graded with a Gleason Score of 6 or less (score range: 2-10, 10 being the worst). Active surveillance requires frequent evaluations, with digital rectal exams, PSA blood tests, and repeat prostate biopsies. If any of these parameters increase significantly, therapeutic intervention is recommended with curative intent, such as radical surgery, external beam radiation treatment, or radioactive seed implantation. Jefferson Radiation Oncology Center 521 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236 412-653-8944

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Burnworth Continues to Rack Up National Awards, Honors Sami Jo Burnworth of Monongahela was crowned Beginner Miss Majorette of America in July 2009 at Notre Dame University. Since winning this prestigious title, Sami has continued to practice daily, attend local, state and national competitions, and win trophies and titles. In February, Sami Jo competed at "Twirl Mania" in Orlando, Florida. The competition is held annually at the Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World. She was awarded one of the competitions highest honors "The Mousecar". She won this award for being the "most outstanding division performance". Sami Jo is the reigning 2010 Junior Intermediate Pageant Winner. She won this title at the Miss Majorette of the North Atlantic competition. Winning this title advanced her to "America's Youth on Parade" sponsored by the National Baton Twirling Association. Sami won 1st place in the "World Open" Intermediate one baton championships and 2nd place in the "World Open" strutting championships. Sami is also the "Twirling Unlimited" Sami Jo Burnworth International World Majorette Winner in the Junior Intermediate division. Burnworth is a featured member of the World Champion Modernettes. She traveled to Belgium with the corps last April, when they won the World Show Corps Championships. Sami Jo is in 10th grade and a second year member of the Ringgold Dalls (majorettes) and marches with the Ringgold High School Marching Band. She is the daughter of Jody and Tom Burnworth of Monongahela. Her baton teacher and coach is her aunt, Sherry Vignoli-Parisi.

Quattrone Earns MD at Case Western Marisa Quattrone, daughter of Pam and Dennis Quattrone of Carroll Twp, recently received a Medical Doctor (MD) degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She also received a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Engineering Physics with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering from the same University in 2004. Quattrone has started her residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She was honored by family and friends at a surprise graduation party in May at Rock Runn Inn's banquet room in Elizabeth Twp.

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Charleroi Resident Dana Camut, R.N., Honored with Cameos of Caring® Award Small gestures of caring and compassion epitomize the type of nursing practiced by Dana Camut, R.N. Those gestures add up. They resulted in choosing Dana as the Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) representative for the Cameos of Caring® award and who, as a result, will be honored at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s 12th annual Cameos of Caring® Awards Gala on Saturday, November 6 in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend the event. Jackie Ingram, Dana’s unit clerk, was one of a number of people who nominated Dana for the award. She said, “If God's plan for me would have Dana Camut been to be a nurse, I would want to be just like Dana Camut, R.N." Jackie mentioned that she recently watched Dana comfort a young girl and her parents who were so distraught over the child’s illness. Dana immediately calmed the girl and her parents and Jackie remarked that she does that like no other. Mary Lou Murt, RN, Senior Vice President for Nursing at MVH, agreed. “Dana was chosen for her commitment to the nursing profession and to her patients, as well as her exceptional kindness,” she said. Murt specifically cited Camut’s participation in the CCAC Mentoring program, her leadership in shadowing experiences for Waynesburg University Nursing Students and her orientation role in acclimating newly hired nurses to the Coronary Care Unit. Camut is a 1983 graduate of West Penn School of Nursing and received her BS in Nursing from Pace University in New York city in 1989. She joined the MVH Nursing Team fifteen years ago bringing eleven years of intensive and coronary care clinical experience to the position.

Sean Stoner Earns Eagle Scout Sean Stoner of Monongahela has recently attained the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to completing each prior rank and the required merit badges, each candidate for Eagle Scout is required to plan and execute a service plan. Sean chose to upgrade and clean the Harry Sickles Pony and Colt League Baseball Field in Carroll Township. Sean led his team on a mission of cleaning up the dugouts and buildings, putting up protective fence cover, building bat racks, new seatSean (at right) is pictured receiving his Eagle Scout pin ing benches, installing new field from his father, Kim as his mother Antita (left) looks on. markers and much more. A total of 183 hours and $1,078 was put into the project. Sean is the son of Kim and Anita Stoner of Monongahela, PA. He is a high honor student and junior at Ringgold high school. He is very active in sports. His future plans include college with a career in computer graphics or sports communications. (PHOTOS BY MARIANNE KLEPPNER)

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MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE - Vacuum, new in box, Dirt Devil Dynamite, never used Hepa filter $50; Kitchen Table - with oval style corners $49.99; (4) wood chairs $30; Buffet/Server Dining Room Cabinet 72", solid Light colored wood $75; A/C Unit Sharp AF M50BX, White 5,000 BTU's Works well, quiet and very cold $75; Computer Monitor Dell 17" $20; VCR 4-head works good $25; Snowblower Craftsman 5.0 HP 21" Electric Start Auger Propelled, $70. (412) 367-2113. ________________________________________ Filing cabinets - 4 drawer black lateral 52" Hi 30" W x 18” deep $50; New Hon 2 drawer pewter 15"W x 28" Hi x ________________________________________ 27" Excellent condition $60. (412) 367-2113 DESK Sauder with oak finish and swivel chair. 66x31x30 6 drawers (3 file) Left side can be locked. BEAUTIFUL $125.00 724-941-5430 ________________________________________ Honda 2005 TRX 450 Quad - excellent condition. Starts and runs great. All controls function correctly. Very fast quad! Hate to see it go! $2650 OBO. Trades for 4x4 utility quad considered. If interested feel free to call me at 412-600-6782. ________________________________________ 2005 Suzuki RMZ 250 - brand new tires front and back, zero miles on them, just mounted. New valves, ported. professionally. Never raced. FMF exhaust including header pipe. New triple clamp. Fat bars. O-ring chain. Bike is super fast. Excellent condition. Ready to ride. $2400 OBO. Call 412-600-6782. Won’t last. ________________________________________

STRUGGLING To Pay For Your PRESCRIPTIONS? You May Qualify to Get All Your Brand Name Prescriptions for as________________________________________ Little as $69/month. Call 1-888-692-5928.

BOAT – 21-foot Raven Cuddy, 4.3 Mercury Alpine I.O, Engine, New canvass and camper tops, full morning cover, new port-a-potty never used and accessories. $4,850. 724-258-5202. ________________________________________

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TV's for sale - all with AV Jacks and cable ready good picture - 27" TV $50; 19" $25; 13" $15. (412) 3672113. ________________________________________

3 Jewelry Boxes - 3 ring jewelry shaped like a rose in silver plate, jewelry box by Godinger, silverplate and standard size oval lid; third jewelry box is silver plated square standard size. All 3 for $30.00. Call 412-417-5948 and ask for Char. All are sanitized, ready to use, good condition. ________________________________________ Penguin tickets - 2 seats in Upper ring at New consol. Must sell. Best offer. Text or call 412-780-5998. ________________________________________ Broyhill Sofa like new, $100. Woodmark Swivel Rocker, $50. Schwinn Airdyne Exercise Bike, like new, $100. Sharp Camcorder, like new, $50. Call 724-941-9342. ________________________________________ Chairs (4) For Kitchen or Dining Room table. Wood. Excellent Condition. Beautiful vintage design. $100. (for all 4). 724-648-5531. ________________________________________

Schwinn Sprint 10 speed bikes - Mens (Red) Spirit $95, Ladies (Green) Suburban $85. (412) 367-2113. ________________________________________ MISC ITEMS FOR SALE - Gas cans (4); (2) 2.5 gallon; (2) 3.5 gallon $25; Lawn spreader $20; Hedgeclippers $20; Wheelbarrow $35; Picnic Coolers - 2 $35; Tires (4) 235x45x17, Good tread $85; (2) 155x80x13 $40; (1) 185x70x13 Brand new $20; Stereo Speakers (2) $20; Subwoofer Dynaco DWS 8" double sub $20; HP LaserJet printer $20; Boombox Stereo $10; Shredder $10; Toaster Oven $15; Black & Decker Hedge Trimmers 19" Model TR200 $20; Ladders - 6' Lerner Wood $25; 24' Wood Ladder $30. (412) 367-2113. ________________________________________ Sidney Crosby Rookie Card! Upper deck Collectible! $20.00 free shipping. Text to 412-780-5998. ________________________________________ Penguins Tickets - Have two tickets for Pens Opener, and Winter Classic! Best offer! text to 412-780-5998. thanks. ________________________________________ FURNITURE - Brass Twin headboard $15; Brass Lamp $15; Twin maple headboard $15; Nightstand $25; Kitchen Oak chairs (3) $40; wood hi-chair $15; Wood TV Stand $25; Cedar Armoire Chest 68" Hi x 35" Wide, $100; Wood Toybox 35" Wide 21" Hi Medium color hardwood $45. (412) 367-2113. ________________________________________ Table Chairs (4) Wooden. Excellent Condition. Vintage. Great for Kitchen or Dining Room $80 (4). 724-6485531. ________________________________________ Umbrella – Monessen Greyhounds. Large – Push Button. $8. 724-684-5531. ________________________________________

15-ft. round, above ground pool. Pump, filter, ladder, solar cover. Needs new liner. $300. 412-466-5171 ________________________________________ New Clopay garage door panel. White. $25. 412466-5171. ________________________________________

MATTRESS SETS!! NEW Pillow Tops, Plush, Memory Foam. 10 YEAR WARRANTIES!!! New, still in factory plastic. QUEEN SET $199; FULL $179. KING $295 (Twins Available) IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!!! CALL (412) 494-7351. ________________________________________

Vanity sink and faucet. $25. 412-466-5171. ________________________________________ Screen and glass for full storm door. $20. 412-4665171. ________________________________________

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Steelers vs. Bengals, Nov 8-9 2010, IncludesTransportation, Hotel, Breakfast, Ticket & Full tailgate party. $325.00 per person. call 724-292-8043. ________________________________________ Super Single bed with bookshelf headboard and mirror. New mattress. $150. 724-258-9171. ________________________________________ 2005, 24-foot Fiswell RV with slideout. Sleeps 6. Spacious format. $12,500. 724-633-0433. ________________________________________ 1988 Jayco 32-ft trailer at campground. Great condition. 30-mins from Finleyville. Tiki bar, pool, and club. On river. $4,800. 412-655-3952. ________________________________________ Small, Hand-pulled Pony saddle. $85. 724-2392196. ________________________________________ 5-foot tub, white with faucets. $150; 7-year old electric furnace with 2.5 ton air conditioner. $650; 12’ x 24’ aluminum awning $2,200. 724-229-5760. ________________________________________ Single bookcase waterbed, with regular mattress. Like new. $200. 724-258-9171. ________________________________________ FREE! – Upright Piano. Union Township. You haul. For details, call 724-348-7557. ________________________________________ DINING ROOM SET – large table, 6 upholstered chairs, lighted china closet, and buffet that opens into a server, 2 boards, and table pads. $1,250. 412-653-5019. ________________________________________ Cemetery Plots. Jefferson Memorial Park - 4 adjacent lots in “The Garden of the Well” Lot 112A. $2500/all. Can divide. 724-348-5072. ________________________________________ Carry all trailer, 4 by 6 foot, can carry 500 pounds, turn signals, fits in two inch hitch, needs no license. $250 firm. Call 412-831-8998. ________________________________________ MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T-$299; F-$349; Q-$399; K$499; ADJUSTABLES - $799; FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP. 1-800287-5337. WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM. ________________________________________ DIRECT to home Satellite TV $19.99/mo. FREE installation, FREE HD-DVR upgrade. New customers - No Activation Fee! Credit/Debit Card Req. Call 1-800-7953579. ________________________________________ DIRECTV - 5 Months FREE! With NFLSUNDAYTICKET for $59.99/mo. for 5mos. New Cust only. Ends 10/06/10. DirectSatTV 888-420-9472. ________________________________________ CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS - up to $17/Box! Shipping paid. Linda 888-9733729. ________________________________________ MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN, Trumpet, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1-516-377-7907. ________________________________________ NEW-FEATHER-WEIGHT Motorized Wheelchairs & Rehab. At No Cost To You If Eligible! Medicare & Private Insurance Accepted. ENK MOBILE MEDICAL 1-800-6938896. ________________________________________ KITCHEN CABINETS Never installed. Absolutely beautiful. Solid wood and dovetailed. Cost $5,000. Sacrifice $1,650. Call 412-494-3143. ________________________________________

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. Canning Jars and other home canning stuff. Want to get rid of canning jars and canning equipment taking up storage space? If they're free, we'll take them. Call Paul or________________________________________ Norma at 724-348-5797. CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS - up to $17/Box! Shipping paid. Linda 888-9733729. ________________________________________ $$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1866-433-8277 ________________________________________ Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. ________________________________________ WANTED: PINBALL MACHINE, ARCADE VIDEO GAME & coin operated items, ANY CONDITION, cash paid, semiquick removal. 412-759-4826. E-mail: ________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. ________________________________________ CA$H FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS, Paying Up To $16 For Unexpired/Unopened Boxes. For Details, Call The Marketplace 24/7; 1-888-269-8091. ________________________________________ CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS - up to $17/Box! Shipping paid. Linda 888-9733729. ________________________________________ $$ OLD GUITARS WANTED $$ Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1866-433-8277. ________________________________________ SELL YOUR DIABETES TEST STRIPS. We buy Any Kind/Any brand Unexpired. Pay up to $16.00 per box. Shipping Paid. Call 1-800-267-9895 or www.SellDiabetic ________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------$Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. ________________________________________ Anova Hospice & Palliative Care Services, LLC is in need of compassionate individuals that would like to share their time, heart and talents to aid in the comfort of persons facing the end of life. Great opportunity for those in need of volunteer hours or anyone who wishes to make a difference in the lives of others. Please contact: Samantha Milton, Volunteer Coordinator at (724)929-3200 ________________________________________ Every baby deserves a healthy start. Join more than a million people walking and raising money to support the March of Dimes. The walk starts at ________________________________________ REGISTERING PUREBREDS & MIXED BREEDS Since 1991. No Litter Fees EVER! 1-800-952-3376; ________________________________________

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$$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1866-433-8277. ________________________________________ DIRECTV FREE Standard Installation! FREE SHOWTIME+STARZ (3 mo)! FREE HD/DVR upgrade! New Customers Only, Qual. Pkgs. From $29.99/mo. DirectStarTV 1-877-720-1893. ________________________________________ FREE HD for LIFE! DISH Network. $24.99/mo. - Over 120 Channels. Plus $500 BONUS! Call 1-800-915-9514. ________________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 ________________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866-453-6204. ________________________________________ Single and Lonely? Have A Passion for Cars? Love to Drive or Can't Wait For Your Next Build? Go Where Your Passion is Understood: ________________________________________ HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. www.woodford MDHIC #05-121-861. ________________________________________ ** DIET PILLS** Maximum Prescription Strength! (PHENTRAZINE 37.5 white/blue spec.60 Tabs $59.95) No Prescription Needed. FREE SHIPPING. Order Now 1-866611-6885. ________________________________________ **ALL Satellite Systems are not the same. Monthly programming starts under $20 per month and FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers. CALL NOW 1-800-7994935. ________________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance. (888) 686-1704. ________________________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 686-1704. ________________________________________ DISH - FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH NETWORK! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for OVER 120 Channels! Plus $500 BONUS! CALL 1-888-282-2892 ________________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if________________________________________ qualified. Call 800-510-0784 DIRECTV FREE BEST PACKAGE for 5 months + NO Start Costs + FREE HD/DVR upgrade! Buy NFL SUNDAY TICKET, w/2yr agmt. New cust. DirectStarTV 1-800-620-0058. ________________________________________ DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET DEAL! FREE HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX for 5 months! PLUS FREE HD/DVR upgrade! New cust. only, qual. Pkgs. Call DirectStarTV 1-800-279-5698. ________________________________________ DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET DEAL! FREE HBO/STARZ/SHOWTIME/CINEMAX for 5 months & FREE HD/DVR upgrade! w/2yr agmt. New cust. Only. DirectStarTV 1-800-279-5698. ________________________________________ DIRECTV’s BEST PACKAGE FREE for 5 months + NO Start Costs + FREE HD/DVR upgrade! Buy NFL SUNDAY TICKET, w/2yr agmt. New cust. only. DirectStarTV 1-800620-0058. ________________________________________

DIRECTV’s NFL SUNDAY TICKET DEAL! FREE HBO/STARZ/SHOWTIME/ CINEMAX for 5 months & FREE HD/DVR upgrade! w/2yr agmt. New cust. Only. DirectStarTV 1-800-279-5698. ________________________________________ Dish Network Free HD 4 Life! 295+ Channels! From $24.99/mo! NFL Red Zone only $7/mo! FREE HBO+Showtime! $500 Bonus! Call Now! 1-800-2294764. ________________________________________ ACR METAL ROOFING - GO GREEN - tax credits agricultural, commercial, residential. Building packages, top quality, low cost, FREE literature., 800-3251247. ________________________________________ HANDS ON CAREER – Train for a high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. Call AIM today (866)854-6156. ________________________________________ OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’s thru 1970’s TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440. ________________________________________ Reach over 30 million homes with one buy. Advertise in NANI for only $2,795 per week! For information, visit ________________________________________ REDUCE YOUR DEBT NOW! $10k + in Credit Cards, Store Cards, Medical Bills? FREE Debt Settlement Matching Service! Settle in 12-48 months. Free Consultation 800-593-3446. ________________________________________

---------- NOTICES ------------Multi Yard Sales - at 7 and 31 Circle Dr. in South Park Mobile Estates in Finleyville on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2 from 8-3 rain or shine. There will be jewelry, tools, antiques, lots of bingo crafts, and lots of other treasures. ________________________________________ Anova Hospice & Palliative Care Services, LLC is in need of compassionate individuals that would like to share their time, heart and talents to aid in the comfort of persons facing the end of life. Great opportunity for those in need of volunteer hours or anyone who wishes to make a difference in the lives of others. Please contact: Samantha Milton, Volunteer Coordinator at (724)929-3200. ________________________________________ ATTENTION! Monongahela Class of 1970 planning 40th Reunion. Please call Claudia as soon as possible at (724) 258-5905. ________________________________________ 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. ________________________________________ ALERT! Have You Been Involved In A Serious Car Accident, Caused By A Stuck Accelerator? You May Be Entitled To Compensation. FREE Case Evaluation (888) 697-6212. ________________________________________

------------- PETS ---------Yorkie Terrier Puppies for adoption, shots up to date, home trained, super spoiled and AKC registered. For more details, contact ________________________________________ Certified Dog Trainer. Private Lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques and can help with any problem solving and obedience. Discounted rate for rescued/adopted________________________________________ dogs! 724-249-5777.

New Zealand Bunnies for Sale. Ready to go June 27. $10 each. Includes food and care instructions. 724-2392593. ________________________________________ Rescue Cat Adoption. Kittens 9 weeks, black, calico. Kittens 5 months, various colors. Spays/neuters, shots, litter train, $35. Call 724-258-8380. ________________________________________ Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. (724) 348-8028. ________________________________________ ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. ________________________________________ REGISTERING PUREBREDS & MIXED BREEDS Since 1991. No Litter Fees EVER! 1-800-952-3376; ________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------South Park Mobile Estates - two bedrooms one bathroom. All updated, including roof and windows. Lifetime warranty on windows. Very Clean! Must see! $12,000 OBO. Call 412-770-8955. ________________________________________ House for Sale - open house at 7192 Baptist Rd., Bethel Park on Sunday, October 3 and 10 from 1-4 p.m. Single family ranch, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, garage, huge basement. This is a little over a half of acre of property, lots of privacy. Nice location, adjacent to Grandview Estates. Good school district, shopping, bus line. ________________________________________ 3 Bedroom Downstairs Apartment – 230 Donnan Ave., Washington. Close to downtown and hospital. Front and back porches, yard, plenty of parking and laundry area. Gentle inside pets acceptable. $500/month plus utilities. Call 724-258-9115. ________________________________________ Commercial Property for Lease - Retail/Professional, 2100 sq ft bldg. Corner lot in South Park Twp. Prime location, heavy traffic, ample parking. 412-655-0272 ________________________________________ HOUSE FOR RENT - Monongahela, 2-1/2 bedroom, 2 full baths, fenced yard, NO PETS. $525 + utilities & security, credit check required. Available November 1. 724258-7230. ________________________________________ Mobile Home - Beautiful 2 bedroom mobile home, w to w carpeting, beautiful bay window, equipped kitchen, a must see to buy. $20,000. Call 412-466-4817. ________________________________________ Apartment for Rent - Elrama, 1 Bedroom, newly remodeled, fenced in yard. Call for more details. 412-651-8955. ________________________________________ Commercial, Multipurpose Building on a corner lot, high traffic area for sale a 1/2 mile down from Mineral Beach. Go to for all of the details & my blog: FOR SALE – Investment Property; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534.

Donora - 632 Thompson Avenue. Residential/ Commercial 3 bedroom, livingroom, 2 baths, security, 2 car garage, storeroom, has an attached 1 bedroom apartment, $39,900. Call 724-379-5387 for appointment. ________________________________________ Pymutuning Rental - 3 Bedroom/1Bath Lake House. Furnished and fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 6. Home away from Home. 500-600/wk. Great Hunting/ Fishing. Call 412-628-7001. ________________________________________ TRAILER FOR SALE BY OWNER - Located in South Park Mobile Estates. 3 bedroom, Central Air, All Appliances Included, Hot tub In Front Porch. $16,500.00 Price Neg. Call 412-589-3584. Owner/Agent. ________________________________________ New Eagle Main Street. Office Space. Formerly physicians office. 1200 sq. ft. Rent Negotiable. 724-554-6534 or 724-258-3773 ________________________________________ Apartment for Rent, 230 Donnan Ave., Washington. Apartment upstairs, 1 bedroom, all electric, $350 per month. Call 724-350-5983. ________________________________________ 3 Bedroom Trailer for Sale by owner located At South Park Mobile Estates. Move-in condition, all appliances included plus more. For more information, call 412-4147268. ________________________________________ Charleroi Sale or Lease - Renovated 3-Story Building. Commercial lease income. Also, turnkey bar/restaurant. Call: 724-531-1175. ________________________________________ MONONGAHELA - For rent, one, two bedroom apartment, complete with appliances, laundry facility, etc. Secured locked building, quaint and quiet. Close to bus line. One bedroom partially furnished. Monongahela. Call 724-2583179. ________________________________________ 4 Acre Horse Pasture for Lease w/Sheds and Arena. $750/mo or 2 Acres $400/mo. Call 412-835-2560. ________________________________________ Office Space For Rent – Finleyville. 1,300 square feet. Former site of Healthy Directions. $800 + Electric. 412999-7163. ________________________________________ One, Two Bedroom Apartment, complete with appliances, laundry facility, etc. Secured locked building, quant and quite. Close to bus line. One bedroom partial furnished. Monongahela. Call Natalee Amati 724-244-8579 or 724-258-3179. ________________________________________ New Eagle Property $20,900, 1/2 Acre, 30x30 foundation with sewer, gas, water lines, nice quiet neighborhood. 449 3rd. Ave. off Cliffton. Call 814-648-1289. ________________________________________ FOR RENT - Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new “Paradise Resort” in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website - www.oceanfront 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.

For Rent, commercial property in Venetia, PA. Available after September 1. Call 724-348-5992. ________________________________________

New Eagle Main Street. Office Space. Formerly physicians office. 1200 sq. ft. Rent Negotiable. 724-554-6534 or 724-258-3773 .

Donora - 637 Thompson Avenue. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, dining/livingroom, new roof in '09, $19,900. Call 724379-5387 for appointment. ________________________________________

APARTMENT RENTALS! From $500 Per Month. Huge Selection Of Rentals. Low Income & Luxury At Discounted Rates. Call Now! 1-800-530-9672. ________________________________________

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————————————————————————————— October 2010 ***FREE Foreclosure Listings*** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800-2502043. ________________________________________ 20 Acre Ranches ONLY $99 per/mo. $0 Down, $12,900. Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Owner Financing, No Credit Checks. Money Back Guarantee. Free Map/Pictures. 1-800-755-8953 ________________________________________ Rent to Own Homes! Damaged Credit – OK. $850 Special! You Work, You Own – Guaranteed! $3,000 Minimum Combined Income. Co-Applicants Welcome! 1888-955-3340; ________________________________________ FORECLOSURE!! ESCAPE THE HEAT! 30 Acre Ranch. Well - Electric to property. On county road. State of Wyoming. $29,000 Owner Bob 925-788-9933. ________________________________________ ARIZONA BIG BEAUTIFUL LOTS $89/mo, $0-down, $0interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing. No CREDIT CHECK (800) 631-8164 Code 4036 ________________________________________ LOTS & ACREAGE - ABANDONED RIVERFRONT FARM! 5 acres - $29,900. Woods, stream, views! 2 1/2 hrs. NY City, 1/2 hr Capital District! Avail for the 1st time 9-25-10! EZ terms! Call (866) 920-4471. Or visit ________________________________________

------------ SERVICES ----------Gutter Cleaning - Fully insured. Call Schoedel Maintenance, ask for George. 724-348-4855. ________________________________________ Certified Dog Trainer. Private Lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques and can help with any problem solving and obedience. Discounted rate for rescued/adopted dogs! 724-249-5777. ________________________________________ DVD Transfer/Home Movies – Home Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. 8mm and Super 8mm projector movies transferred to DVD! Frame by frame digital transfer, with amazing clarity. No hidden costs/set up fees. Add music and chapter menus. 724258-5336. dcheplic/ ________________________________________ Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. ________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. ________________________________________

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. 724258-5336. dcheplic/ ________________________________________ FOUNDATION REPAIR - Large local company specializing in bowed walls, sinking foundations, crawl space excavation, and BASEMENT WATERPROOFING. Lifetime, transferrable warranty. 1-800-343-2357. (PA0AGHIC:377). ________________________________________ HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. www.woodford MDHIC #05-121-861 ________________________________________

----------- TIMESHARES ---------------SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE FOR CASH!!! Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $78 Million Dollars offered in 2009! Call (877) 554-2431. ________________________________________

----------- VACATIONS ---------------Sunny Fall Specials At Florida’s Best Beach-New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. or 1-800-5419621. ________________________________________ 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.oceanfrontcondo 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. ________________________________________

LOCAL BUSINESSES, MERCHANTS AND SERVICES 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 GOOD TO GO - 3532 Marion Ave., Finleyville, PA 15332. 724-348-8544. Call for daily specials. Cater by the pan or by the party! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

COMPUTERS COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer Tune-Up - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

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

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

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

PLUMBING FRYE BROTHERS PLUMBING - Registered master plumbers. Residential and Commercial. Locally owned and operated. Fully insured and certified. Ed Frye - (412) 841-6008. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––



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.

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

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

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

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