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Visit us online at www.unionfinley.com Clairton Celebrates 100 Seasons of Football Page 33

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INDEX: Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Places To Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Local Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Death Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 School News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Local Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Senior Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ask The Experts . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Food & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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Confirmation Held in St. Francis of Assisi Church Bishop Winters Confirms 16 Young Men and Women By Paul Chasko

Bishop William J. Winters of the Pittsburgh Diocese confirmed 16 young men and women in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The church was filled with sponsors, well-wishers and parishioners interested in being part of the occasion. Catholic Confirmation is a Sacrament that binds recipients more closely to the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Rite involves the layBishop William J. Winter addressing the Confirmation Class ing on of hands and anointing the recipient with Holy Chrism (aromatic oil) both done by the Bishop. The following young men and women received Confirmation: Samantha Beam; Kailey Berdar; Kaylee Bradshaw; Alyssa Bukovich; Mary Katherine Cipollone; Makayla Eslep; Ashley Ginsberg; Bo Haines; Jenna Martin; Johnna Mocniak; Lauren Niziol; Annie Schoedel; Maggie Simon; Francesca Szymanski; Maxwell Walney; Ashlee Wilkes.

SW Regional Police Sponsoring Food Drive in Union Township The Southwest Regional Police are sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Washington County Food Bank and to help needy families through the holidays. Non-Perishable Items can be dropped off at the Union Township Municipal Building, 3904 Finleyville-Elrama Road, from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Donations will gladly be accepted up until November 27.

Library VFC Offers Chance to Win a Harley The Library Volunteer Fire Company (LVFC) will be raffling off a 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide and a $2,500 Hot Metal Harley Davidson Gift Card. The bike will be purchased at Hot Metal Harley Davidson in West Mifflin, and will be vivid black, 6 speed w/cruise control, ABS, HD Security, Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 cu. in. w/Integrated Oil Cooler Engine. The drawing will be based on the 1st drawn 7:00 PM evening PA Big 4 Lottery on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The PA tax, title, and plates will be paid by the LVFC. Tickets are a $20 donation and will contain 2/four digit numbers per ticket. Proceeds from the raffle will go to their equipment budget to protect the community. For questions or tickets, please contact Eli Ruffing at 412-228-7394 or Rob Craig at 412-980-4126.


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Mon Valley Express to Host Open House Senior Drum and Bugle Corps Seeking New Members Mon Valley Express, a senior drum and bugle corps headquartered in the Fairgrounds in South Park, is holding an open house and informational gathering on Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 PM. The open house will be held at Exhibition Building No. 7 at the Fairgrounds. The group is looking for members, in all sections: brass, percussion, and guard. Their 2014 season will feature the music of Jay Dawson, renowned composer/arranger of marching band and drum corps music. They will be performing in Tournament of Band Indoor shows, Small Drum Corps Association, Drum Corps Associates, and, added this season, Drum Corps International, as Western PA's only Sound Sport team. Mon Valley Express had a successful 2013 season with over a dozen performances in Western PA and Maryland. They are the best equipped drum corps in the area and have a dedicated staff of instructors with many years of teaching high school marching bands, drum corps, and college bands. They encourage you to visit them on November 9 to see what they're all about. They accept all interested youth and adults, ages 14 and up.

Veterans Day Program Slated at Ringgold Elementary School North

Students at Ringgold Elementary School North (RESN) are preparing for their annual Veterans Day celebration on Friday, November 8, 2013. Pictured (l-r) are West Martin, Khristina Morris, Kirra Gerard, and Brandon O'Connor.

Ringgold Elementary School North (RESN) Invites you to their 13th annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 8, 2013. Veterans from all branches of the Armed Service will be honored in a special program beginning at 1:30 PM. All local veterans are encouraged to attend especially those who are relatives or friends of current RESN students. Registration will start at 12:30. Veterans will then proceed to the Hospitality Room where snacks and refreshments will be served. Veterans are asked to enter through the side parking lot entrance. Invitations and pre-registration forms will be sent home with each student. Veterans may also register by phone. Please call 724-348-7205 and ask for Mrs. Lamberger.


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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . NOVEMBER 1 LOW COST CAT ONLY SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC – New Eagle VFD Social Hall. $45 includes neuter/spay, rabies shot, distemper shot and flea treatment. Call 724-941-3991 for appointment.

NOVEMBER 2 MON VALLEY SCHOOL CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW - 9 AM to 3 PM at Mon Valley School, Jefferson Hills. 140 craft/vendor tables. Chinese auction. A $2 admission fee entitles you to a chance of winning one of 20 door prizes. For more information, contact 412-469-2551. JOHN MCMILLAN CHRISTMAS AFFAIR John McMillan Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park, will be hosting its annual Christmas Affair on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Over 55 crafters, a “Chinese Auction,” “Kris Kringle Kafe,” and an “Angel Emporium Tree.” For more information, call 412-833-4704 or visit us on Facebook at John McMillan Christmas Affair Craft Show. CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND VENDORS SHOW - Wilson Christian Academy, 1900 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin from 8 AM to 3 PM. Food available. For more information, visit www.wilsonchristianacademy.com or call Trina at 412-760-9278.

HAM DINNER - First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main St., Monongahela, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Adults $9.00, children $6.00. Eat in or take out by calling 724-258-7059. HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR - A Holiday Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, November 2 at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. Fiftyeight crafters. 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM. A bake sale, silent auction, lunch. Proceeds benefit Prime Time Adult Care. For more information, call Mary Ann at 412-835-6661. GUN BASH - sponsored by the Library Volunteer Fire Company and the Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department at the Library Fire Hall, 6381 Library Rd. The doors open at 11:00 AM with the first drawing at 12:00 PM. The donation is $35 per ticket and limited tickets are available. For tickets, please visit their website at www.libraryvfc.com.

NOVEMBER 3 SUPER STEELER GAME PARTY & FUNDRAISER - 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM at Valley Inn Social Hall, Monongahela to benefit the Monongahela Rotary Club & Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary & VFD. 25 drawings beginning at 1:00 PM then every 15 minutes. Free food and

refreshments. Donation $20; $25 at the door. No children under age 18. Steelers vs. Patriots shown on TV. For tickets, call 724-258-5000. PRE-ELECTION NIGHT OF PRAISE AND PRAYER - at Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth at 7:07 PM. Join multiple congregations for a night of prayer and praise on behalf of our nation, communities, and congregations. This event is to give praise to the Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ. This event is sponsored by the Greater Elizabeth Association of Churches. JOHN BARBERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION – The Mon Valley YMCA proudly invites you to the John Barbero Memorial Auction sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Highway Appliance. The event will be held Sunday, November 3 in the YMCA gymnasium. Festivities begin at 12:30 PM. Tickets are $5.00 each and will be available at the YMCA in advance and at the door. We will have many pieces of great sports and celebrity memorabilia up for auction. Giveaways drawn on the half hour. Slent auction, Chinese auction, sports auction, face painting, balloons, visits from Mascots. Proceeds benefit our Youth and Teen Programs as well as fund the John Barbero Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 724-483-8077. TRIBUTE TO VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS - A band concert featuring the Greater Monongahela Area Community Band will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 PM in the Ringgold Middle School Auditorium. The annual concert is a tribute to Veterans and First Responders (Fire Fighters, Police, Paramedics, Doctors, and Nurses).

Everyone is cordially invited to celebrate the

29th Annual Light-Up Night

NOVEMBER 4 BINGO - Elrama Vol Fire Co. Social Hall, 7 PM. Jackpot $300.00. For more information, call 412384-8066 or 412-384-8077.

at Monongahela Valley Hospital Monday, Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Central Plaza.

NOVEMBER 5 SPAGHETTI DINNER - Boy Scout Troop 99 will be sponsoring an Election Day Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Brentwood. Adults $8.00, children under 12 $6.00 For questions, call 412-884-5225 or visit our website www.stpetersbrentwood.org.

Special visitors from the North Pole will spread good cheer and greet the children to welcome another joyous holiday season. Free hot cocoa

NOVEMBER 6 OLDIES DANCE - Solid Gold will perform at the Monongahela American Legion from 7:00 10:30 PM. Cover charge is $3. For information, call Geno at 724-592-5264.

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WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS MEETING - 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The program for the upcoming meeting will be the Annual Holiday Auction with all proceeds going to charitable, cultural

and social development among women. Bring auction donations. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and surrounding communities. For further information, call 412384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month .

NOVEMBER 7 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Thomas Presbyterian Church, Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609.

NOVEMBER 8 - 9 HOLIDAY QUILT SHOW - presented by The Martha Washington Quilt Guild of Washington on Friday, November 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, November 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Church of the Covenant,Washington. $5 per person. For more information, e-mail marthawashingtonquilters@gmail.com or visit www.washingtonpaquiltguild.blogspot.com. COSTUME JEWELRY AND BOOK SALE - 10 AM – 8:30 PM at Century III Mall near JCPenney’s. Nothing over $5.00. All profits will benefit Operation Troop Appreciation. Gently used costume jewelry $1.00 to $5.00 per item. Hardback books $2.00 each or 3/$5.00. Paperback books $1.00 each or 6/$5.00.

NOVEMBER 9 RUMMAGE-RECYCLING SALE - at Westminster Church, Recreation Center and Fellowship Hall, 8 AM till 2 PM (closed 1212:30). The “bag sale” and half-price sale starts at 12:30. Collection day is Friday, November 8, 8 AM till 5 PM and 6 – 8 PM. Please donate only clean and unusable items. For more information, call Marilyn Hayes at 412-831-5704. 4TH ANNUAL PASTA DINNER - hosted by the South Park Marching Band Boosters in the South Park High School Cafeteria from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Tickets will be pre-sold by the students and will also be sold at the door. Take-out is available. For more information, please contact Cheryl Smith at 412-854-5781. WINE AND CHEESE TASTING FUNDRAISER - The Pleasant Hills Library will celebrate its 68th anniversary on Saturday, November 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM with a wine and cheese tasting event entitled, “Drink Me: Curious Wines From around the World.”Those attending can also enjoy an art show and sale, Chinese auction, jewelry sale, trivia contest and more. Tickets are $25 and are available in the Library or at pleasanthillslibrary.org using PayPal. JOY OF CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW - Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts at the annual Hillcrest Christian Academy’s Joy of Christmas Craft Show from 9 AM - 3 PM, November 9, in


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NOVEMBER 10 A MEAGER MEAL TO MEET JESUS - Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church at 6 PM . Part of My Hope America, and coinciding with Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, this free meal is our way of reaching our local community with our only true hope: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. For more details, call 724-348-5278. VETERAN’S DAY LUNCHEON - St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood will be hosting their 14th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon on Sunday, November 10 at 12:00 PM. All Veterans and their families are invited to attend this free event featuring a hot buffet lunch. Guest speaker: Major Randy Dickerson, USAFR. This event is co-sponsored by our community partners, John F. Slater Funeral Home and Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church. Please register by calling Chris at 412-881-9022 or email at communityservice@johnfslater.com.

public invited. This month’s program will be a presentation on Peace Dollars. A 50/50 will be offered along with prizes for kids. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

NOVEMBER 13 MONTHLY CARD PARTY - 6 - 9 PM at Odd Fellows Hall, Gastonville, PA. Sponsored by the Mon Valley Rebekah’s. Light lunch served. Public welcome.

NOVEMBER 15-16 STOOGEFEST - at The Grand Theatre in Elizabeth Borough at 7:00 PM for 5 movie shorts of America’s favorite knuckleheads! Come dressed as your favorite Stooge as movie buffs reflect on the kings of comedy – Moe, Larry and Curly! Tickets for the Stoogefest are $6. For more information, contact Lori Kolodziej at the Grand Theatre at 412-384-0504.

NOVEMBER 16 BUNDLE UP STAR FEST - Mingo Creek Park Observatory, Mansion Hill Road Extension, Finleyville, begins at 5 PM. The moon reaches first quarter at 1:58 AM Sunday, November 10. For more information, call 724-348-6150 or visit www.3ap.org. HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW - Caste Village Mall from 10 AM to 4 PM, sponsored by the Whitehall Public Library. Over 45 crafters. For more information, call the Library at 412-882-6622. SPAGHETTI DINNER - sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary will be held at American Legion Post 613 Finleyville. 3:00 till 6:00 PM. Adults $5.00, kids $2.50. Take-out available. Call 724348-5608. OLDIES DANCE BASH - 5:00 to 10:00 PM at the Library Fire Hall. Dancing, refreshments, BYOB, games of chance, delicious food, Chinese auction, strip tickets, 50/50 and much more. Tickets are $25.00 presale or $30.00 at the door. For tickets, call 412-833-2163 or 412-330-7768. RUMMAGE SALE - at John McMillan Preschool, in Bethel Park. Admission is free and the sale starts firmly at 8:00 AM and runs until Noon. No presales. If you have gently used items that you wish to donate, please bring them on the morning of Friday, November 8. Call 412-833-4704 for more details.

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NOVEMBER 11 VETERAN’S DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE - held by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club at the South Park war memorials on Corrigan Drive at 11 AM. All nurses who served in the military will be remembered with a floral wreath placed at the nursing monument. The program includes Bethel Park Mayor Cliff Morton , Reverend Lance E. Chapman, bagpiper Douglas Greer, Bill Kortz, State Representative, and Krista Harris, County Representative. A gun salute will be given by the South Park VFW 6664. The public is welcome.

NOVEMBER 12 THE COUPON CONNECTION - 5:30 PM at the Monongahela Library in the Activity Room. Bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information call (724) 518-3529, email couponconnectionmv@gmail.com. LIBERTY TRAVEL AND CIE TOURS IRISH NIGHT – Altman’s Tavern, Pleasant Hills, from 6:30 – 8 PM. An Ireland Specialist from CIE Tours will be present to discuss travel and tours to Ireland. Special discounts will be offered. RSVP by Nov. 10 by calling 412-655-6191 or email beresc@libertytravel.com. SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 8:00 PM at the Bethel Presbyterian Church. General

HOLIDAY SHOW - 10 AM to 5 PM at Carroll Township American Legion, Dunkirk Monongahela. Free admission, door prizes, free refreshments, gifts, crafts, decorations, fudge, wreaths, cookies, and much more. For more information, call Nancy at 724-258-8325. COUPON WORKSHOP - 10:30 AM at Monongahela Area Public Library. We will cover where to find coupons and how to use them; how to organize your coupons; shopping suggestions; time saving methods; secrets and tricks to couponing the right way. $3 per person donation - non-refundable. Registration is required by calling 724-518-3529.Bring your coupons and organization tools, notebook and pen. SPAGHETTI DINNER - Ringgold High School presents Noodles and Notes in the Ringgold High School Cafeteria from 2 to 7 PM. Adults $8 (age 11 and up), children $5 (age 10 and under). Take out is available. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call Saundra Bobnar at 412-720-4142. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST held by the Peter Township High School Cheerleaders from 830 AM - 12 Noon at St. Benedictine, McMurray. We are requesting the help of businesses, organizations or friends who are interested in donating items, baskets, gift cards for our Chinese auction that will benefit

the PTHS cheerleaders. $6 in advance. To donate or for more information, contact ptcheerpcb@gmail.com. HOLIDAY WINE TASTING AND SALE - Join the Friends of South Park, the County Park in our third annual wine tasting on November 16 in the Home Economics Building on Buffalo Drive. Guests can attend either the 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM or the 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM tasting. Ticket donation is $22 and includes hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, plus a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Proceeds from the event will be used to make improvements in the Park. Tickets can be purchased at the park office either by mail or in person until November 11. To order by mail, send a check or money order to Park Office, Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129. Tickets can also be held at the door by calling Linda at 412655-2420 or 412-417-5736. . BUFFET DINNER & OLDIES DANCE Broughton Firehall. Doors open 6:00 PM, food 6:30-8:30 PM, music by The Elmonics from 7 11:00 PM. Tickets $25 per person includes buffet, beer, pop and set-ups. BYOB. Sponsored by VFW Post 1940, Broughton, PA. For more information, call 412-655-9922 or 724-344-6427. ONE DAY BOUTIQUE - The Center Church Women will be holding a “One Day Boutique” on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon. The event will take place at the church at 255 Center Church Road in McMurray.

NOVEMBER 19 SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB MEETING - 9:30 AM at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. Speaker is Karen Dempsey, Vice President Development and Administration of Brother’s Brother Foundation. Her topic is “Brother’s Brother.” Contact Mimi at 412-561-6905 for more information.

NOVEMBER 20 OLDIES DANCE – Solid Gold will perform at the Monongahela American Legion from 7:00 10:30 PM. Cover charge is $3.00. For information , call Geno at 724-592-5264.

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . NOVEMBER 20 BETHEL PARK SPEAKER SERIES - Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive, will speak at 7:45 PM at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave.

NOVEMBER 21 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, PA. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609.

NOVEMBER 22 HISTORIC CHURCH TOUR OF MONONGAHELA – 6:00 – 9:00 PM. 12 churches on this self guided tour,. Contact the Monongahela Chamber of Commerce at 724-258-5919. VENDOR SHOW- The Monongahela Area Library will host a “Vendor Show” on Friday, November 22 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s holiday kick off. MONONGAHELA “LIGHT UP NIGHT” - The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the tri-community holiday light up celebration “Santa Claus is Shopping in Town!” 5:30 PM. Santa will be lead by the

Monongahela/Donora Lions Club from New Eagle V.F.D to Chess Park to light the Community Christmas Tree at 6:10 PM. Grilli’s Studio will be available to take your picture! Shuttle bus service available from Sheetz to New Eagle Bakery. Entertainment; First Baptist Church will present a Living Nativity; Historic Church Tour self guided tour; Face Painting; Christmas music; Monongahela Area Library will host a vendor show and provide activity books to children from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Fireworks will begin at 9:30PM! For more information, visit www.monongahelaareachamber.org

NOVEMBER 23 CHRISTMAS BASH! - Valley Inn Ladies Auxiliary will hold their 9th Annual Christmas Bash, on Saturday, November 23 at the Valley Inn VFD Fire Hall. 6:00 PM. Enjoy drawings every 10-minutes from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Prize drawings include $200 and $300 cash prizes, as well as a wide assortment of $100 gift cards The grand Prize drawing at 11:00PM will be for $2,000 cash! No guests. For questions, call 724-258-5062.

NOVEMBER 23- 24 APPLE PIE SALE - The Women’s Guild from Nativity Church will be selling apple pies in

time for Thanksgiving, November 23 and 24. Frozen: $8.50, baked: $9.50. To place your order, call 412-854-3133 or 412-653-6804.

NOVEMBER 24 CHRISTMAS MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR 12:00 - 5:00 PM at Library Fire Hall, South Park. Variety of vendors, Chinese auction, 50/50. Tickets are $25. Pre-register by calling Deborah at 724-348-8063. MODEL TRAIN AND DIE-CAST SHOW - 9:00 AM to 3 PM at Library Fire Company, South Park. Raffle and door prizes. Featuring 18’ x 32’ custom layout. $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. For further information, contact John Wozniak at 412 8357487 or 412 420-0838.

NOVEMBER 25 MVH LIGHT-UP NIGHT - Monday, November 25 at 6:30 PM Join MVH as we kick-off the holiday season with our 29th Annual Light-Up Night in the Hospital’s Central Plaza. Entertainment, hot chocolate, Christmas carols. Homemade baked goods and raffle tickets for decorative Christmas items will be sold by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.

NOVEMBER 30 THE COUPON CONNECTION - 10 AM at the Monongahela Library. Bring your extra coupons to share or to sort through the Coupon Box for items you need. For more information call (724) 518-3529. FINLEYVILLE FOOD PANTRY BINGO - 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, Finleyville. Bring a new toy for a child in the area and receive one free packet of cards. Refreshments, cash and carry and Chinese auction tickets will be available. RSVP with Rose Monich at 724-348-7821. If you cannot come for Bingo, please drop a toy off at the Food Pantry for a child in need.

DECEMBER 1 CHRISTMAS CAROL FESTIVAL - The Elizabeth Baptist Church will be hosting their “32nd Annual Community Christmas Carol Festival” on Sunday, December 1 at 7:00 PM. For further information, contact 412-384-6464. Bring a canned good/non perishable item/items to be donated to the Food Bank. SEND US YOUR EVENT LISTINGS

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Two Jefferson Hills Area Businesses Go Above and Beyond to Help Grieving Widow Say Her Final Goodbye MACC Expresses Gratitude for Parade Contributions Dear Editor, The Monongahela Area Chamber Of Commerce wishes to thank the following businesses that donated to the Annual Halloween Parade Sponsored by Slagle Roofing and Construction. - Ashcraft Storage; Attorney James Haines; Borough of New Eagle; Cambros; Carroll Township American Legion; Chaney’s Natural Health & Wellness; Max Chywski ~ State Farm Insurance; City of Monongahela; Community Eye Care; Delattre Corporation; De’Lou’s Hair Salon; Dr. Randall Rodriguez; Frye Funeral Home; Frye Construction & Restoration; Gail Amoroso Beauty Salon; Hey’s Andy’s Bar & Restaurant; The Italian Village Pizza; Knick Knacks and Paddy Wacks; Ladies of the G.A.R.; Lenzi’s Service Station; Merico Lignelli Agency; Monongahela Foodland; Senator Timothy J. Solobay; Sensory Devices; Slovak American Citizen’s Club; Span & Taylor Drug, Inc.; Studio 242; The Accounting Specialist; The Bar & Bar Crawlers; Therm~O~Rock; The Clifford Winbush Family; Monongahela Area Library Sincerely, The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce

Touched by the Love and Support During Difficult Time Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to me during the loss of my son, Ryan W. Brawdy. And a special thank you to Lenny and Aunt Nora. I'd also like to thank everyone who offered their condolences, attended the funeral, the sympathy cards, lovely flower arrangements and wind pipes, delicious food and meals, his best friends who were his pall bearers, Kegel & Sons, Reverend Glenn McClelland for his funeral sermon and those who donated in his honor to Cancer Research. Warmest Regards, Ellen Brawdy

Dear Editor, My father passed away recently at the age of 96. The very next day, my family spent hours with Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home making arrangements. That evening, while we planned the funeral mass, our grieving mother, age 94, got up, fell and broke her hip. We called the paramedics and they brought her to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Now we were faced to deal with not only our father’s funeral, but with our mother in the hospital. Jefferson Hospital took great care of my mother and scheduled her surgery for Monday. Unfortunately - that was the same day of our father’s viewings. We knew we could not bury dad without mom seeing her husband and saying her final goodbye. We tried to determine how to get mom out of the hospital to see dad, but we realized that would not happen. So, we planned to delay the burial until mom could make her final goodbye. Monday, my brother asked mom’s doctor if there was any way we could bring dad to mom at the hospital. So, Dr. Kraftowitz asked the social worker who worked with the case manager and others to make it happen. We received word that afternoon that everything was approved and was all set; mom could say her final goodbye to dad on Tuesday at the hospital. On Tuesday, after the mass, the funeral procession made its way to the James Bibro Pavilion on the JRMC campus. The funeral home brought dad in, and everyone gathered in the room where dad was layed out. Mom’s nurse wheeled her in to the room. We took her to see dad, and mom also greeted her family. We all said our final goodbye to dad with mom by our side. Mom was wheeled back to her room and we went to the cemetery to lay our father to rest. Everyone was amazed that a hospital would coordinate this for us. Our parents have lived in Jefferson Hills for 44 years and were here when Jefferson Hospital was built. I worked in the AV graphics department over 15 years ago and we used our parents as models for ads, billboards and brochures for Jefferson Hospital. It was only fitting that Jefferson Hospital took care of our parents in their time of need. To those who contributed to making this happen, you have our deepest gratitude and appreciation. Sincerely, Jeanie Clayton Slater - along with siblings Tom Clayton, John Clayton, Ellen Kurtz, and Wendy Clayton Gonzalez

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Sisters of St Francis of the Providence of God Offer Monthly Soup Take Out Keep warm this November with hearty soup and a healthier take on chili from the Sisters of St Francis of the Providence of God. The Sisters monthly Soup Take Out on Wednesday, November 13 will offer Wedding Soup, Pumpkin Soup, or Chicken Chili for $5 a quart , which includes 2 dinner rolls. Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 7 by calling 412-885-7232 or e-mailing info@osfprov.org. Soup orders can be picked-up on Wednesday, November 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Sisters’ Motherhouse, located at 3603 McRoberts Road in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. The Sisters host monthly takes outs throughout the year where patrons can choose from three homemade soup selections each month. Using fresh ingredients, Motherhouse chef Doug Brannock prepares healthier versions of soup by omitting additional salt. Wedding, their most popular soup, is offered every month with two other rotating selections that may include Chicken Noodle, Broccoli, Potato, Vegetable Lentil, Chicken and Dumpling, and Acorn Squash, as well as Haluski and Chili. The full soup menu is available on the events page of the Sisters website, www.osfprov.org, or by calling 412-885-7232. Soup patrons looking for unique gifts may visit the Sisters’ Gift Shoppe, which is open during take out pick-up. Items offered include jewelry and accessories, Steelers themed gifts, baby items, holiday decorations, kitchen accessories, and the famous hand crocheted scrubbers. For a limited time, Pumpkin Spice Franciscan Blend fair trade coffee will be available at the Motherhouse and sold during Soup pick-up. Franciscan Blend is $9.99 for a 12oz bag. Other flavors include Regular, Chocolate-Cherry, Hazelnut and French Vanilla. Decaffeinated versions of the regular and hazelnut are also available. All proceeds from soup, coffee and craft sales benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God.

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LAOH Seeks New Members Catholic Women of Irish Decent Encouraged to Join The only Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) division in Washington County is looking for new members. The Mary Ellen O'Neill Division #4 of the LAOH has members who live in Elizabeth area, Monongahela, Donora and Charleroi. We know there are many more Irish women who are proud of their heritage, and we would like to hear from you. If you are a female of Irish decent, married to someone of Irish descent, or adopted by someone of Irish decent and a practicing Catholic, we invite you to consider becoming a member of our organization. If you would like to know more about the LAOH, please contact Dorothy Weldon at 724-258-3352 or Rose Venanzi at 724-258-5295. The LAOH have announced the topics of their 2013-14 Irish History Writing Contest. For grades 6, 7, 8 the topic is “The Giants Causeway – Facts and Folklore”. For grades 9 through 12, the topic is “Book of Kells – Its origin and present day influence”. All students attending public, private, parochial and home schooled are eligible to enter. Top prize for Elementary School is $500 and for High School is $1,000. The contest opened in September and must be turned in by January 20, 2014. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rose Venanzi at 724-2585295.

South Park Township Library Presents “A Tuna Christmas” While most folks associate Christmas with having turkey and stuffing, the South Park Library will have “A Tuna Christmas”. Since they won’t be really eating tuna fish for Christmas, they will be presenting the sequel to “Greater Tuna”. This is the second in the hilarious series by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. It’ll be Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Oh, by the way, you will be getting your turkey and stuffing that night too … Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities for their town and surrounding areas. This includes the yearly infamous hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills ... many colorful Tuna denizens, some of you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. “A Christmas Tuna” is a total delight for all seasons and will be performed by very well know local players from “The Heritage Players”. Audiences who have and haven’t seen “Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. This fun-filled performance will be held at the Broughton Volunteer Fire Hall, Cochran Mill Rd., South Park Township, on Saturday December 14. Doors open 6:30 PM. Tickets $30 per person includes play, traditional turkey dinner, punch, set ups. The library’s comedy-musical evening is for “adults only” to enjoy before the hectic holiday season is here. BYOB is permitted. Tickets can be purchased and picked up only at South Park Township Library by deadline, Wednesday December 11. Tables of 10 can be reserved for that evening, when purchasing tickets. Need more info, call SPL at 412-833-5585.


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Festive "Santa Trolley" Event at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum A very popular and unique way to see Santa will begin on Friday, November 29 when Santa trades in his sleigh for an antique streetcar to kick off "Santa Trolley" at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. During Santa Trolley, children take a trolley ride with Santa and make sure that he has their Christmas list, while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic view from a beautifully restored vintage streetcar. Santa Trolley dates are November 29 December 1, December 7 - 8 and December 14 - 15 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last trolley with Santa leaves at 4 PM). Bring your camera to take your child’s photo with Santa! Also, take a ride on the Yuletide Shuttle and then enjoy a cup of complementary hot chocolate and snacks. Children also get to make a craft for more holiday fun! After taking a ride with Santa, check out our large Lionel toy train layout in the Visitors Center featuring O scale trains and trolleys. Admission is just $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+) and $7 for children ages 115; children under 1 are free. Admission includes trolley rides and exhibits. Please note that seating is limited and purchasing advanced reserved tickets are encouraged. They can be purchased on-line through our www.patrolley.org website.

"Trolleys and Toy Trains" - December 6 "Trolleys and Toy Trains" will be held on Friday December 6 and 13 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Come ride our festive trolleys that are decorated for the season, then come and experience our beautiful multi-leveled Lionel toy train layout featuring many running trains and trolleys in our Visitor Education Center. Make a stop at the museum store for unique railway oriented gifts. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $6 for children ages 3-15; children under 3 are free. Admission includes trolley rides and exhibits. Note: The final public day for 2013 is Sunday December 15, after which we will be closed until Friday April 4, 2014.

"Toys for Tots" The museum is pleased to again participate in the “Toys for Tots” campaign. Bring an unwrapped toy with a minimum value of $10 and receive $5 gift certificate to the Museum Store (limit one per family while visiting Santa Trolley or Trolleys & Toy Trains). Toys will be accepted through Sunday December 15. Directions to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: Take I-79 to exit 41, Race Track Road, or take US Route 19 to Race Track Road. Left at Pike Street and then follow trolley museum signs approximately 3 miles to the museum. For information call 724-228-9256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.patrolley.org.

Calling All Knuckleheads! 2-Day "Stoogefest" at Grand Theatre in Elizabeth The Grand Theatre in Elizabeth Borough will be hosting a two-day "Stoogefest" on November 15 and 16 at 7:00 PM. Three Stooges fans will gather for 5 movie shorts of America's favorite knuckleheads! Come dressed as your favorite Stooge as movie buffs reflect on the kings of comedy – Moe, Larry and Curly! Tickets for the Stoogefest are just $6. For more information, contact Lori Kolodziej at the Grand Theatre at 412-384-0504.

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Cache Me If You Can! Geocaching Program at Mingo Creek County Park The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a Geocaching program at Mingo Creek County Park on Saturday, November 16. We will meet at 11:00 AM at the Park Office. This is a great opportunity to discover Geocaching, and learn the basics of this fun, recreational activity. Join us as we search for hidden treasures (caches) in Mingo Creek Park using a handheld Global Positioning Device (GPS). Be the first to reach the final destination to win the “cache prize”! We will have a limited number of GPS units to utilize, but if you have a handheld device in which you can enter latitude and longitude coordinates, let us know upon registration and bring it with you! Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724-228-6867. There is a $1 fee for this program. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington, PA off of Route 136.

CLAIRTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER EVENTS The Clairton Public Library, located at 616 Miller Avenue in Clairton will be offering the following programs and events during the month of November. For questions and additional information, please call the library at 412-233-7966. FOCUS ON LITERACY Cuddle Time for the Very Young Every Tuesday from 11:00 until 11:30 children, from birth to 2 years of age, can enjoying learning the rhythm and cadence of storybook language. This program is a great way to give little ones successful experiences with books. Every child needs to be accompanied by an (adult) lap to cuddle on. Story Time Every Wednesday morning the toddlerset (aged 2 and up) are invited to a story time plus an educational group activity. Please bring your child at 10:00 for fun and more experience with book learning. Your library card will allow you and your young ones to select books to take home. After School Older children are invited to the library every other Monday from 3:30 to 4:00 for more adult-lead reading activities with youngsters from Sisters’ Place. Inquire at the main desk for details.

Book Clubs for Adults Our library hosts two Book Clubs. The first is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM. The second club meets every third Monday at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in joining may stop in at the library and request a copy of this month’s book. Come, make friends, and have a stimulating chat along with coffee and goodies. FOCUS ON THE BODY Martial Arts! A special event martial arts class for students will be held on November 18th at 6:00 PM. Dress comfortably for this fun and instructive activity. Ask for more information library’s main desk. Wise Walk Do you want to get moving? Do you enjoy having company? Then sign up for the library’s ten-week, Wise Walk Program. Participants, aged 50 and over, will meet at the library on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. To register or get more information, please stop in at the Clairton Library main desk. Game Day Every third Saturday the library schedules a children’s game day. Board games are provided, and all school-aged students are welcome from Noon to 2:00.


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Ringgold High School to Present “Radium Girls”

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAPPENINGS

The Ringgold High School Drama Department and International Thespian Troupe 7620 will present “Radium Girls” at 7:00 PM, Wednesday and Thursday, November 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door. Radium Girls, by D.W. Gregory, is inspired by the true story of the young women who worked at the Pictured (l-r) Caitlyn Eiler, Kim VanBibber and U.S. Radium Corporation during Sarah Krempasky. World War I, painting dials for the luminous watches worn by the solobsessions with health, wealth, and the diers in Europe. The play continues commercialization of science. through the 1920’s as the world thought Students last spring chose to Radium that radium was a miracle cure. Its dis- Girls as a possibility for this fall’s procoverer, Madame Curie was an interna- duction. They have been working on tional celebrity, and luminous watches the play since mid-September, designbecame the latest rage for everyone— ing and building sets and props; filming until the girls who painted them began certain scenes of the play; serving as to fall ill with a mysterious disease. The assistant directors, stage managers, play traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a make-up artists and costumers; and dial painter, as she fights for her day in running the lights, sound and backstage court. Her chief adversary is her former areas for the performance. The on-stage employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic or on-film performers include: Sarah man who cannot bring himself to Bagay, Maggie Boccella, Kasie Brooks, believe that the same element that Jared Cummings, Chris D’Emidio, shrinks tumors could have anything to Lakisha Dunmeyer, Caitlyn Eiler, John do with the terrifying rash of illnesses Emricko, Ethan Frankfort, Maya Hite, among his employees. As the case goes Grabriella Hollander, Dallas Jericho, on, however, Grace finds herself bat- Cheyenne Johnson, Kendall Kray, Sarah tling not just with the U.S. Radium Krempasky, Katie McConnell, Kirsten Corporation, but with her own family McMichael, Zach Mendola, Gabby and friends, who fear that her campaign Millette, Tori Novak, Selena Robertson, for justice will backfire. Called a "pow- Camille Simone, Jamie Stewartson, erful" and "engrossing" drama by crit- Matt Toland, Madison Trainer, Beth ics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinch- VanBibber, Kim VanBibber, and Drew ing look at the peculiarly American Yauch.

The Elizabeth Township Historical Society (ETHS), located at the Coates House, 5811 Smithfield Street in Boston, PA has a busy schedule planned for the next several weeks. ETHS members will present vintage clothing from its collection for "Roaring '20s Fashion Luncheons" at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 7, 8 and 9, at The Boston Shoppes in Elizabeth Township. Tickets at $25 are for the limited seating at this Victorian tea room and gift shop. This themed luncheon and fashion presentation will be presented again in April 2014. Call 412-754-2030 or 412-751-6695 to order your fashion luncheon tickets. The first in a series of Christmas tree ornaments featuring pen and ink drawings highlighting the rivers as the highways of the 1700s and travel by canoe are being sold for $10 including taxes. Shipping and handling are $4 per ornaments which are a 3.25 inch gold mist glass ball. The ETHS is also conducting its pie and baked good sale for Thanksgiving. A variety of $10 fruit and cream pies, pumpkin, cinnamon, apricot, nut and poppy seed rolls and home-style bread may be ordered by Nov. 10 to be picked up Tuesday, Nov. 26. In other business The ETHS will meet at 7:30 PM on Thursday, November 7 to elect officers at its regular monthly meeting. The society launched its new website betweentworivers.org designed by member Che Zuro. Commemorative 2014 calendars featuring local historical pictures and for the first time full-color patriotic illustrations are available. Costs are $8.50 and $2.50 for mailing. For question, or more information about the ETHS, call 412-754-2030 or 412751-6695.

Finleyville Food Pantry to Host BINGO Fundraiser for Holiday Season Help the Finleyville Food Pantry raise money and toys for the holiday season on Saturday, November 30 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 3535 Washington Ave., Finleyville. Bring a new toy for a child and receive one free packet of cards. (Limit one package of cards per person.) Refreshments, cash and carry and Chinese auction tickets will be available. Please RSVP with Rose Monich at 724-348-7821. If you cannot come for Bingo, please consider dropping a toy off at the Food Pantry for a child in need.

Best Train Show in the South Hills is Back for a Third Year in a Row The third annual Model Train and Die-Cast Show is planned from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 24, at the Library Fire Company at 6851 Library Road (Route 88) in South Park. The Pittsburgh Independent Hi Railers will be in attendance with their 18-foot by 32-foot O-gauge layout for children and adults. There will be 150 vendor tables that will be on display. Hot food and beverages will be provided by Cyd West and her Comfort Catering service. This was a great success at our last two shows. This is great food at the right family price. Two model railroad train sets will be donated by Evey True Value Hardware in Bethel Park. All proceeds from these raffles will go to the Boy Scouts of America. Guests will enjoy door prizes, and both raffles will go off between 2:00 and 3:00 in the afternoon. Winners need not be present. Admission cost is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens (over 65), and $1 for children (under 12). In addition to model trains, and die-casts, custom made buildings and signs will be for sale. Over 1,200 people attended each of the previous shows. For further information, contact John Wozniak at 412 835-7487 or 412 420-0838; or email johnwozniak@comcast.net. Parking will be supervised by a uniformed constable in the Library Fire Company parking lot, while there will be an additional 500 spots available at the Port Authority parking lot (across the street).


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Fraternal Order of Eagles to Launch New Aerie and Auxiliary in Washington The Fraternal Order of Eagles aims to bring 115 years of history and international influence to the Washington community as plans are currently underway to institute a chapter in the town. Organizers encourage local citizens with an interest in community service to attend one of the group’s recruitment open house events, held each Wednesday from 4-7 PM, at the home of the future Washington Eagles, located at 127 N. Main St. Representatives of the Eagles will be on hand to meet with prospective members and provide background information on the group and what it aims to bring to the Washington community. Each open house is open to the general public. Guests may drop in at any time during the threehour window. Since 1898, The Fraternal Order of Eagles has been working tirelessly to better communities across the United States and Canada and uphold the belief that people can make a difference in the lives of others. Our motto, “People Helping People,” is one the organization strives to live up to each and every day to the tune of nearly $10 million in annual charitable contributions to local, national and international groups. The F.O.E. Charity Foundation provides assistance and research dollars to institutions related to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, child abuse prevention and more. Currently, the organization offers all police, firefighters, EMTs, and inactive military a free year of membership with the F.O.E. through the Those Who Serve Program. Eagles also assist U.S. and Canadian troops annually through our Operation Eagle program, which provides nominated Eagles or children of Eagles serving overseas with much needed food and supplies during the holiday season. When a neighbor is sick or grieving or simply in need of a helping hand, the Fraternal Order of Eagles is there to help. The Memorial Foundation has provided medical and educational benefits to the children of members who die while performing their job or serving their country since World War II. Lend your hands to great causes by becoming a member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles. To find out more about the Eagles and how you can be a member visit www.foe.com or stop in to the future home of the Washington Eagles.

Mon Valley YMCA to Host "Super Saturday Family Day" On Saturday November 9, the Mon Valley YMCA will host "Super Saturday Family Day!" The day will kick off with a vendor show in the activity hall from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Get your Christmas shopping done early! Following the vendor show, our Day Care and Youth and Teen Room will host an open house. In the teen room, learn about Teen Leaders, HALO Afterschool Program and Youth and Government. The Y offers day care in the infant/toddler area for children 6 weeks to 36 months. The preschool day care is for children 3 to 5 years old. During the summer months, children who are in the school age day care enjoy swimming, sports, hikes and being with their friends. Our highly trained day care staff is looking forward to meeting potential children and their families! Finish out your day at the YMCA with Saturday Night Live. There will be games in the gymnasium, swimming and a snack available to family members of all ages! Don’t’ miss out on this day of family fun!

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WSO Seeks Student Musicians for Young Artist Competition Application Deadline is November 15 Washington County school students in 7th - 12th grades now have a way to showcase their instrumental musical talent to a large audience. The annual Washington Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition offers any serious music students the opportunity to apply, audition, and possibly win an opportunity to perform a solo with the WSO at its February concert and receive a $500 cash prize. The 2013 Young Artist Competition is currently accepting applications until November 15 for the December 17 audition competition. All interested music students may apply on-line on the website at www.washsym.org by November 15. The competition will allow the students an opportunity to perform for a panel of musicians who will judge and grade the competitors, offering feedback for continuous quality improvement and development. The selected winner will then play his or her solo selection with the WSO at its February 8, 2014 concert. Past student winners have played their favorite music on piano, cello, vibrophone, and even oboe. Former Trinity High School band director and WSO musician, Bill Galvin, has coordinated the competition for the WSO the past several years. Galvin also is the conductor of the WSO’s Chamber Ensemble. For more information on the Young Artist Competition, visit the WSO website at www.washsym.org or call 724-223-9796.

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS AT THE JEFFERSON HILLS LIBRARY All programs are held at the Jefferson Hills Library, 925 Old Clairton Rd. To register, visit www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or call 412-655-7741. Zumba Fitness Tuesdays, November 12, 19. 26 (No class on Election Day Nov. 5) from 6:30 to 7:30 PM; $5 per class Gentle Beginners Yoga Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM; $5 per class Monthly Nutrition Class Following Yoga Saturday, November 2 - Weight Loss Tuition for Yoga and Nutrition $10 Tuition for Nutrition only class $5

Mark Davis, Licensed Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, will join Linda Frost for a once a month nutrition series following a special YogaScents, Rest & Restore Yoga class. During this class, the use of Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils will be offered aromatically inviting students to explore three levels of stillness: Body, Breath and Mind. Aromatherapy and yoga go together hand in hand. Story Times for Children Ages 3 and up Thursdays 10:30 to 11:15 AM and 1:30 to 2:15 PM; November 14 – One World Many Stories; November 21 – Thanksgiving Party


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Beck Family Thanks the Community for Successful Fundraiser On October 20, 2013, a pasta dinner was held at St. Damien of Molokai Church in Monongahela to support Devin Beck in his fight against Devic's Disease (neuromyelitis optica). The outpouring support from Devin's friends, family, soccer players from Charleroi and Ringgold, St Damien of Molokai Parishioners, The Beck Family - (l-r) Devin, Angela, Jason, Bob, and MCRS students, and local Andrea Beck community members resulted in an outstanding fundraiser. Many businesses also contributed including Bartolottas Giant Eagle, Hills Restaurant, Applebees, Kennywood and more. Many people donated time, food, gifts, and baskets to be raffled off and others worked tirelessly to organize and run the event. The entire experience was uplifting to Devin and his family as they witnessed such wonderful people working so hard and cheerfully, along with the many young teenage volunteers enthusiastically serving the food and cleaning the hall at the end of the event. Devin has made significant progress and is being home schooled with anticipation he will be able to return to school soon. The Family of Devin Beck would like to offer their sincere thanks to all who supported the event. Devin and his family greatly appreciate all the thoughts and prayers which has kept his spirits up and supported his unwavering positive attitude towards fighting this disease. To all those involved in the corn hole tournament, pasta dinner, and ticket sales, the Beck Family will be forever grateful. This has all been a truly life changing event and we are so blessed and proud to live in such a wonderful community.


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Witness a Frontier Thanksgiving at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park An eighteenth century time of visiting and thanksgiving for the harvest will be observed at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park on Sunday, November 24, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM. Long before President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was common for the frontier people to gather some time after the harvest to give thanks and visit before winter set in. The “Miller family” and their friends (volunteers dressed in period attire) will prepare and display foods common to the times using the open hearth, bake oven, and fire pit. Past celebrations have included dishes such as colonial game pie, roast venison, and pumpkin soup. At 2:30 guests are invited to meet at the log house to learn about a typical church service of the late eighteenth century. The “Rev. John Macmillan” an eighteenth century minister will be present with Biblical readings and a portion of an actual sermon of his from 1780. Historic crafts such as spinning, weaving, quilting, and blacksmith work will be demonstrated. Tours of the Stone House, Log House, springhouse, forge, and barn will be given throughout the afternoon. 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 8 from 1:30 – 4:30. An admission of two dollars is asked. For more information and a map, visit our website at www.15122.olivermiller.org or contact us at 412-835-1554.

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Doug Oster to Discuss “Steel City Garden” at PT Library Start planning this fall for a garden filled with Pittsburgh’s favorite colors with Doug Oster’s newest book “The Steel City Garden: Creating a one of a kind garden in black and gold” to be released in November. Oster will visit the Peters Township Public Library on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 AM to discuss the book and answer your gardening questions. Copies of “The Steel City Garden” will be available for purchase and signing. Advance registration at the library’s Circulation Desk is required due to Doug Oster limited seating. A $5 program fee will be collected at registration. Bring your payment receipt to the program for admission. Doug Oster is an Emmy Award Winning producer, television host and writer. He is also the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Backyard Gardener and co-host/producer of The Organic Gardeners radio show every Sunday morning on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh. Oster recently received the Gold Award for Best Broadcast Media Talent at the 65th Annual GWA Symposium. The award is the highest honor a garden writer can receive from the national Garden Writers Association. He also won the Silver Award for Best Television Talent.

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West Jefferson Hills Historical Society November Program Vietnam Veterans Will Share Their Stories and Experiences The public is invited to join the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society for its monthly programs at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center. Vietnam – A Personal Experience - Wednesday, November 13: Retired Lt. Col. Nick Edinger and Retired Lt. Col. Bob Anckaitis will present a program about their service in the Republic of Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Nick and Bob will present a slide show, discuss their duties and daily routines and share fascinating stories of their time together in Vietnam. In addition, photos, equipment, clothing and other memorabilia will be displayed. Nick was a Platoon Leader with the 34th S&S Battalion and was responsible for the warehouses operated by the US ARMY Field Depot in DaNang. Bob served with the 101st Airborne Division as an Artillery Fire Direction Officer and Executive Officer on numerous fire bases.

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA WOMEN EDUCATORS’ SOCIETY MEETING Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society for women educators. This nonprofit organization's mission is to enhance the professional and personal growth of women educators and to promote excellence in education. Last month the members of the local chapter (Alpha Phi) were enlightened and entertained by Mary Beth Krastas’ program "Travels Behind the Lens" describing how she turns photographs into art. Along the way she also taught a great deal about how to enhance photography skills and work with people in various cultures around the world. The next chapter meeting will be on November 16. It will include a program by Kerry Frass about Civil War Re-enactors. Delta Kappa Gamma meets at the Youghiogheny Country Club, Elizabeth Township. Women educators interested in attending can get more information by calling 412-896-1640.


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A Warm and Cozy Fundraiser Nottingham Township Bonfire Raises Funds for Food Bank

These ladies, representing four Nottingham Township families: Stefan, Erjavek, Secrist, and Jubic, stayed warm and cozy by the bonfire.

Members of the Nottingham Township Recreation Board met with Ronald Monich from the Finleyville Food Pantry to present a check for $307 raised from the 50/50 raffle held during the annual Nottingham Township Bonfire. Nottingham Township Recreation Board Members: Dave Resanovich, Ed Nemec, Mary Jubic, and Mike Taylor. Ron Monich of the Finleyville Food Bank (center).

The annual Nottingham Township Bonfire sponsored by the Nottingham Township Recreation Board was a huge success. It was attended by about 350 people. It was a fun filled evening of free food and music shared by Township residents under the stars. Musical entertainment was provided by Tres Lads. There was a 50/50 raffle held to benefit the Finleyville Food Pantry. The winner, Mike Taylor, a Recreation Board Member, was the winner of the 50/50 for $143. He generously donated his portion of his winnings to the Food Pantry. The Recreation Board was able to raise $307 between the 50/50 raffle and other donations. Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 50/50 raffle.

Friends of South Park Raise Funds From Acoustic Sunday "Acoustic Sunday" was held on September 15 at the South Park Golf Course by the Friends of South Park, Sharon Adams - Chairwoman. The event included food and drink from 3:00 -7:00 PM and non-stop acoustic entertainment, featuring the Jimmy Leete’s Band. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather, the breath-taking scenery from the #1 Tee box, and the professional music that was supplied free of charge for the benefit. Funds raised from the event will help to make improvements to the park. Acoustic Sunday will return again in the Spring with one concert per month from May until September 2014.

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Holidays Quilt Show - November 8-9

The Martha Washington Quilt Guild will present its Holidays Quilt Show on Friday, November 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Church of the Covenant, 267 East Beau Street, Washington. Admission is $5. Over 125 quilts and quilt-related items will be on display. There will be vendors, raffles, demonstrations and a flea market. For information, e-mail marthawashingtonquilters@gmail.com or visit www.washingtonpaquiltguild.blogspot.com.

Ringgold Hockey Announces 2014 Fundraiser Donors Will Have a Chance to Win Money Every Day of the Year! Ringgold Hockey has announced that they will be having its First Annual Calendar Ticket Sale. Each calendar has a three digit number on it that is good for all of 2014. If that number comes out straight in the Pennsylvania Lottery evening daily number, you will win the amount posted on the calendar for that day. There will be a potential winner every day! The calendars will be sold for a donation of $30 each and all proceeds from the sale go to Ringgold Hockey. Since Ringgold Hockey is considered a club sport, the school district doesn’t provide any financial support to the team. The players have to buy all their own equipment (roughly $1,000 for each player) and pay for their ice time (a one hour practice costs $260). This year Ringgold Hockey has expanded to include a Middle School Team, a Junior Varsity Team and a Varsity Team. We’re asking for help for our community! If you would like to help the nearly 40 kids play the sport that they love, please contact either Michele Eckert at 724-469-2418 or michelewisee@yahoo.com or Donna Kramer at 724-462-6091 or dmk1423@yahoo.com to purchase a Calendar. Thank you for supporting Ringgold Hockey!


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

The Wisdom of Buying at Year End The end of the year is a great time for renters to become homeowners, growing families to move to larger homes, and for some, to find houses that fit changing life situations. The selectin of houses for sale during the late fall are still healthy. October and November are great months to go house hunting! Some of the many benefits to buying at the end of the year include: • Tax savings. Closing on your new home by December 31st means you can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes and points on your loan on your income tax return. You can also deduct the interest costs associated with a home equity loan.

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These deductions are significant, especially in the early years of your loan when you are paying off so much interest. • Sellers might be more motivated. Many sellers will also be anxious to sell by the end of the year so that they, too, can enjoy tax savings on the next home they purchase. This will give you more leverage during negotiations unless you're in a strong seller's market. Always heed the advice of your CENTURY 21 Frontier real estate professional! • If you're buying a new house, there's a good chance builders will be offering incentives. Many builders will throw in nice little extras to sell as many houses as they can by the end of the year. • It's easier to move. Many moving companies are booked six or so weeks in advance during the busy summer months. In the fall and winter it's normally easier to secure the services of a moving company or rental equipment on shorter notice. • Paying toward something you own. If you're renting, your rent payment goes toward something that will last you a month -- a place to live for 30 or so days. When you buy a house, your monthly mortgage payment goes toward something you own. • Consistent payments. Landlords may increase your rent at lease renewal time and rents are exposed to inflation. Once you secure a mortgage, you can rely on consistent principal and interest payments (if you

Everyone at Century 21 Frontier Realty wishes you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!

have a fixed-rate mortgage). • A place to make your own. When you own your house, you can update your kitchen, paint your home inside and out in any color you choose, change your fixtures, and replace your carpeting -- all with the knowledge that the changes you make are your own. • Builidng equity. In the beginning, most of your monthly payment is applied to interest, but with each and every payment you make a growing amount is applied to the loan balance. This means you grow equity -- or savings -- in your home. Appreciation also hleps you gorw equity. As home values your area rise, so too does your rate of equity. So, enjoy the many benefits that come with homeownership, regardless of what time of year you buy, but consider moving into your new home for the holidays!

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CPR Anytime for Family and Friends Learn the CPR Basics in Jefferson Hills "CPR Anytime for Family and Friends" will be held Thursday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Center. This course is intended for the general public to learn the basic steps necessary to perform Hands-Only CPR. Partnering with Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association, the members of the general public will become an asset to our community, providing early CPR in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest prior to the arrival of emergency responders. This skill is crucial in the link to survival for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims. CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” class that teaches the following basic skills in about two hours: • Adult Hands-Only CPR • Child CPR (including delivery of breaths) • Adult and child choking relief • General AED awareness • Includes hands on practice. There is no prerequisite or written test. Please note, completion of the CPR Anytime course does not result in receipt of an AHA course completion card. This is a non-credentialed course for the general public. For more information, visit www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or call the Library to register at 412-655-7741.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING FUNDRAISER AT PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY The Pleasant Hills Library will celebrate its 68th anniversary on Saturday, November 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM with a wine and cheese tasting event entitled, "Drink Me: Curious Wines From around the World." The evening will feature an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party theme and will include a variety of red and white wines with unusual names to sample, a souvenir wine glass, a variety of interesting cheeses for pairing, assorted appetizers and desserts. There will also be a non-alcoholic punch and other beverages for nondrinkers. Those attending can also enjoy an art show and sale featuring the works of many talented local artists, Chinese auction, jewelry sale, trivia contest and more. Entertainment will be provided by Tara Conley, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High school, who plays a digital piano and sings a selection of original songs. Tickets are $25 and are available in the Library or at pleasanthillslibrary.org using PayPal. Tickets will also be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the Library. Local artists are welcome to participate in the art show and sale. The show will run from November 9 to 19 and entry forms are available in the Library or online at pleasanthillslibrary.org. There are no entry fees.

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MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY NEWS The Monongahela Area Library, located at 813 West main Street in Monongahela will be offering the following programs and events during the month of November. For questions or additional information about any of the programs, please contact the library at 724-258-5409. Children’s Programs The Monongahela Area Library will host two new on-going children’s programs during the month of November. On November 12 at 5:30 PM, the library will hold the first meeting of a new Tween Book Club. Children in grades 5 – 7 are invited to join in and read “City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Science Club November 19 those in grades 2 – 7 are welcome to make a tornado in a jar, part of a Science Club designed to discover how much fun hand on discovery can be. The group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 PM and pre-registration is required to ensure enough materials are on hand. Pet Pictures with Santa! The Friends of the Library are scheduling appointments for Pet Pictures with Santa. Chris Grilli of Grilli Studio will take pictures of four-legged friends and the jolly old elf on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. People may be included in the photos. Call Sharon at 724-258-8150 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM for pricing and package details or to schedule an appointment.

Finleyville Food Pantry to Host BINGO Fundraiser for Holiday Season

Couponing A program called “Curious About Coupons” is slated for November 16th at 10:30. There is a fee for attending and reservations are required by calling 724518-3529.

Help the Finleyville Food Pantry raise money and toys for the holiday season on Saturday, November 30 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 3535 Washington Ave., Finleyville. Bring a new toy for a child and receive one free packet of cards. (Limit one package of cards per person.) Refreshments, cash and carry and Chinese auction tickets will be available. Please RSVP with Rose Monich at 724-348-7821. If you cannot come for Bingo, please consider dropping a toy off at the Food Pantry for a child in need.

Book Bites “Book Bites,” the book club which meets cover coffee, tea, and snacks, will meet Thursday, November 21at 1:00 PM to discuss “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland. There is no charge to join and new members are welcome.

Performer Karen Durham appeared in October at the Monongahela Area Library with her show, “I’m No Angel,” a tribute to the life of Mae West. The show was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Loretta Smith, Peg Jackson, Ruth Pugh and other members of “Book Bites” gather monthly to discuss books. November’s title is “The Luncheon of the Boating Party” and new members are welcome.

Vendor Show The library will host a “Vendor Show” on Friday, November 22 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s holiday kick off. Representatives from Party Lite, 31, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, and many more as well as local Girl Scout created jewelry will be on hand at the library. Children who come to the library between 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the evening will receive an activity book from the Friends of the Library. Holiday Closings and Hours The library will be closed on November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day and again on the 28th for Thanksgiving. The library will open at 4:00 PM on November 20 in order that the staff may attend a staff development meeting. The library’s Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 PM.


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Washington County Farm Bureau Presents "Woman Outstanding in Agriculture" Award Nadine Gardner (left) is presented with the 'Woman Outstanding in Agriculture Award' by Lisa Wherry, Woman's Leadership Committee, Washington County Farm Bureau.

By Alice Harris

The Washington County Farm Bureau presented Nadine Gardner with the Outstanding Woman in Agriculture Award at its annual fall meeting held at Julian's in Washington, PA on October 8, 2013. Nadine has been involved in many aspects of Washington County agriculture for over 50 years including farming, 4-H, the Washington County Fair, and Ag Days.

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PLEASANT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY NOVEMBER PROGRAMS The Pleasant Hills Library will be offering a variety of programs during the month of November. For additional information, call 412-655-2424, or visit the website, www.pleasanthillslibrary.org ADULT PROGRAMS Anniversary Party Wine & Cheese Tasting The Pleasant Hills Library will celebrate its 68th anniversary on Saturday, November 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM with a wine and cheese tasting event entitled, “Drink Me: Curious Wines From around the World.” Tickets are $25. The Mayhem and Murder Mystery Book Club meets Monday, November 4 at 1:00. This month’s selection is Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. A new Yoga session begins on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30 7:45. $50 if paid in advance or $10 a class. The Writers Group and Lifestory Writers meet Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00. The group is open to beginning and professional writers in any genre. Bring a writing sample. Learn how to Landscape your yard so that it is beautiful even in winter. Ann Telarek, horticulturalist for Fallingwater, will present The Winter Garden on November 14 at 6:30. Book Talk with Dr. Jack Aupperle reviews the book, Reluctant Genius by Charlotte Gray, on Friday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. The book examines the life of Alexander Graham Bell. The Book Group meets Monday, November 18 at 7:00. CHILDREN, TEEN, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. For children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old, with or without a caregiver.

Baby Book Nook: Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 AM. For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary. Tot Time: Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 at 10:30 AM. For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary. After School Adventures - Air Science: Wednesday, November 6 at 4:00 PM. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register. PJ Family Storytime - A Turkey for Thanksgiving: Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM. Join us for turkey stories, songs, games, crafts, and a scrumptious snack sure to please all the hungry turkeys out there. After School Adventures - Edible Art: Wednesday, November 20 at 4:00 PM. It’s ok to play with your food during this engaging program. A $1 donation, per child, is requested. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Register. Catching Fire Movie Release Party: Thursday, November 21 at 4:00 PM. The second movie in the thrilling Hunger Games trilogy gets released on November 22. Prepare yourself by testing your courage and strength with Capital games, crafts, food, and more. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Teen Craft: Cupcake Creations: Monday, November 25 at 6:00 PM. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Teen Talk: Holiday Edition: Saturday, November 30 at 12:00 PM. Pizza and snacks, games galore, and lively conversation about books and life. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Let’s Get Messy: A Family Adventure in Painting: Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 PM. Explore the wonders of painting without traditional tools. For more information, contact Dani Danylo at 412-655-2424 or danylod@einetwork.net.

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Jefferson Hills 885 Fire Company Hosts Neighborhood Open House Mark Lengvarsky and Rebecca Leary educated guests on burns and staying safe.

Dominic Muraca, of Washington, masters control of the water!

Operator Lee Silnutzer educated visitors on how to stay calm while making emergency calls.

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The Jefferson Hills 885 Volunteer Fire Company celebrated Fire Prevention Week by hosting their annual open house. It was a fun-packed day of activities, which included a bounce house and a duck pond game for the children. Salvation Army crew member Martin Davis was on hand to treat guests to Pleasant Hills Volunteer Firefighter Jim Rush, pizza and hot dogs! his son, Nick Rush, and Safety Officer Howard Junior Firefighter Ben Rosborough McBride, of Jefferson Hills 885 VFC escorted donned his turnout gear to educate chilguests through the Smoke House. dren on the firefighters uniform. He also helped them understand why they “sound funny” with their gas mask on, so they wouldn't be afraid of them in the event of a fire. Safety Officer Howard McBride took the children on a walkthrough of a Mobile Smoke House. Inside the children experienced a stimulated smoke scene. This will serve them should they be in an actual fire; they will remember what they were taught and won't panic. Firefighters performed a demonstrations, and taught children how to dial 911. Deputy Sheriff Jason Tarap offered finger print cards. After the fingerprints were complete he showed the parents how to finish the DNA and dental portion of the cards. The special guests at the event were Clairton Police Officer Jim Kuzak, Cris Okulanis and her K9 Ziena. Okulanis and Ziena have served on several search and rescues. They also brought with them, their puppy and K9-in training Zoey.

Nancy Hoke, one of the event coordinators, greets special guests, Officer Jim Kuzak, K9 Ziena, Search and Rescue Officer Cris Okulanis, and K9 puppy Zoey

Deputy Sheriff Jason Tarap fingerprints Faith Hoke, daughter of Assistant Chief, Randy Hoke. (Taylor Hoke looks on)

Holiday Wine Tasting and Sale in South Park Now is the time to start thinking about the wine you want to serve with your holiday meals. Join the Friends of South Park, the County Park in our third annual wine tasting on November 16 in the Home Economics Building on Buffalo Drive in the park. Guests can attend either the 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM or the 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM tasting. Several Pennsylvania wineries will be here with wine to sample and purchase. Ticket donation is $22 and includes hors d'oeuvres and entertainment, plus a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Proceeds from the event will be used to make improvements in the Park like the new fitness trail that was donated by the Friends in September. Tickets can be purchased at the park office either by mail or in person until November 11. To order by mail, send a check or money order to Park Office, Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129. Tickets can also be held at the door by calling Linda at 412-655-2420 or 412417-5736. More information can be found on our Facebook page. The Friends of South Park, the County Park meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Buffalo Inn, except December and July. Our meetings are always open to the general public or anyone who wants to become involved in improving the park.

Rummage-Recycling Sale at Westminster Church

TJ High School Chorale Groups Set to Perform at November RMLG Meeting

Presbyterian Women in Westminster Church will hold their Annual Fall Rummage-Recycling Sale on Saturday, November 9 from 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM in the Recreation Center and Fellowship Hall, 2040 Washington Rd. (closed 12-12:30 for lunch) The “bag sale” and half-price sale starts at 12:30. There will also be a “boutique” for better items. Collection day is Friday, November 8, 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Please donate only clean and unusable items. Magazines, textbooks, large pieces of furniture and broken or unworkable items will not be accepted. For more information, call Marilyn Hayes at 412-831-5704.

With the cooperation and support of the West Jefferson Hills School District, we will be reprising a popular program of several past years. The November Meeting of the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group (RMLG) of Pleasant Hills will feature chorale groups from the Thomas Jefferson High School under the direction of Ms. Julie Lucci. The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 21 in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive. Cost for the lunch is only $7. For additional information, or to indicate your intention to attend, call the office of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church at 412-655-2000. Please call by Friday, November 15 to be included in the lunch order.


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SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP LIBRARY NOVEMBER EVENTS The South Park Township Library will be offering the following programs during the month of November. For more information, call 412-833-5585 or email neiportd@einetwork.net. ADULT PROGRAMS A Southern Belle Tea Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM Entertainment provided by “Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy”. $10 per person. Author of “The Women of Troy Hill” Clare Ansberry Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 PM Clare Ansberry will be at the Library to discuss her novel. Oliver Miller Homestead Wednesday, November 20 at 1:00 PM The folks from Oliver Miller Homestead will be here in costume to talk about the harvest celebration of days long past. Free Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes Tuesdays in November from 7:30 to 8:30 in the library All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat, water, and hand towel. Class is FREE, however, any donations to the library are much appreciated. Creative Writing Workshop Tuesday, November 5 and 19 at 6:30 PM All interested persons welcome, no matter about experience or genre (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, etc.). We will meet twice monthly. South Park Township Book Club Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 PM South Park Library has a terrific book club and new members welcome. Knitting Group Saturday, November 16 at 11:00 AM The knitting group meets one Saturday a month. This group is for knitters of every skill level and there is an instructor available to teach. If you can’t make it on Saturday, a casual knitting group meets every Monday at 6:00pm. KIDS PROGRAMS Mustache Party Saturday, November 23 1:30 - 3:00 PM Ages of 6 and 12. Games, prizes, snacks and a mustache craft for all the take home with them.

Program for 0-2 Year Olds: Making Music, Baby! Wednesdays, November 6 - 27 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM We invite babies through 2 years olds (with caregivers) to chime right into this music and dance class. Programs for 2-5 Year Olds: Little Golden Books Storytime Tuesdays, November 5 - 26 from 11 11:30 AM A to Z Storytime with Ms. Tami Tuesdays, November 5 - 26 from 1:00 – 1:45 PM 2- 5 years. Books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, crafts Program for 3rd Graders: The Amazing AR Race Mondays from 6:00 – 6:45 PM This club is geared towards children in 3rd grade or children reading at a 3rd grade level. This program is designed to help students achieve their AR goals. Program for 4th Graders: The Amazing AR Race Mondays from 6:00 – 6:45 PM This club is geared towards children in 4th grade or children reading at a 4th grade level. This program is designed to help students achieve their AR goals. For All Ages Be A Fish Friend! Every Day in November you are invited to feed the fishat the South Park Township Library. Spot the Shrimp! Stop by the library and see if you can spot the New Shrimp. A Parade of Legos November 14 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM 2nd Thursday of the Month A fun-filled event for the whole family. The library will supply the Legos and you supply the creativity. November’s theme: Thanksgiving Day Floats. TailWaggin’ Tutors November 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM The goal of the Children’s Read to the Dogs Tail Waggin’ Tutors Program is to enhance children’s reading through the use of pets, who are certified and insured therapy dogs.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital and Auxiliary Team up with Police to Fingerprint Local Children You see their pictures every day on fliers that arrive in the mail and on community bulletin boards. They are the faces that once were on the milk cartons — the faces of some of the approximately 800,000 children ages 18 and younger who go missing in the United States every year. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the first three hours after a disappearance are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. In an effort to help parents and law enforcement authorities locate their children if they disappear, the Community Relations Department at Monongahela Valley Hospital and the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. have teamed up with local police departments to fingerprint kindergarten students in school districts throughout the mid-Monongahela Valley.

How Fingerprints Can Find a Child If a child is missing, law enforcement officials can scan the child's fingerprints into the National Crime Information Center database. These fingerprints can then be used to help locate the child in a variety of ways. For example if a child whose parents are divorced is taken by the non-custodial parent and the child loses contact with the custodial parent, the two could be reunited when the child turns 16 and applies for a driver’s license. When the Department of Motor Vehicles scans the teen’s fingerprint, it is sent to the National Crime Information Center. The fingerprint would match the record of a missing child and teen and parent could be reunited. Likewise, if a teen runs away and is picked up for

At St. Sebastian School in Belle Vernon, Mon-Vale Health Resources Auxilian Gail Jericho cleans the hands of kindergarten student Ally Peden.

a minor crime such as shoplifting, when he or she is fingerprinted by authorities, the prints would be sent to the National Crime Information Center, it would show that the teen is a runaway and a reunion with parents could occur. These types of reunions occur largely due to advances in technology, increased education, continued collaboration between law enforcement agencies and programs such as that of Monongahela Valley Hospital and its Auxiliary that provide fingerprinting for children. The Child Registry Identification Program was introduced at area schools in the fall of 1989. It is estimated that nearly 25,000 kindergarten students have been registered since that time. Barb Ferguson and Faye Hefner, cochairwomen of the Auxiliary’s Child Registry Committee, and Janet Cieply, MVH’s community relations specialist, organize the Child Registry programs in local elementary schools.

McMurray Lions Club Selling Koeze Nut Products The McMurray Lions Club is selling Koeze products, such as cashews, mixed nuts, chocolates, caramel corn, and more. These exceptional mouth-watering products are an excellent gift for the upcoming Holidays. For a complete listing of products, pricing, and questions, go to the Club’s website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mcmurray/. Proceeds go directly to help local Lions charities.

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7th Annual “Candlelight Soup and Stroll” Experience The Christmas Season in the 1800’s at the Wright House Anyone looking for an au naturale, non-commercial holiday experience will find just that, when the greening of the Wright House Museum occurs for its popular seventh annual “Candlelight Soup and Stroll” event on Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM, a holiday experience for area families presented by Peters Creek Historical Society. Visitors to the immensely popular event will enter by candlelit walkways, peek into the decorated old sleigh, then step into the 1816 Wright House bedecked in beautiful 19th century style natural Christmas decorations. A feast of holiday sensory experiences awaits. Guests will spend Christmas in the 1800’s. Visitors will dine by candlelight on a variety of homemade soups, breads and desserts in one of several of the museum’s “greened” display rooms. The hearty, homemade cuisine always receives favorable reviews. Live music will add to the ambience. Not to be missed is a visit to our 1780’s log house, a favorite highlight of the event. Our colonial re-enactors are preparing authentic colonial foods and spirits for sampling. Among the homemade 19th century style offerings are a vegetable bisque, soups, stew, soft cheeses, homemade hearth breads, snacks, drinks and libations and much more. The professional Colonial reenactors will share their expertise and stories about colonial life and play live music before the roaring fireplace. The log house and our professionals provide the essence of a true frontier experience not to be matched. Guests are invited to stroll both floors of the house museum where displays and various holiday experiences and decorations await. Costumed re-enactors will mingle throughout the museum, creating an authentic atmosphere. Festive live music will be playing throughout the event.

In the Charity Wright room, decorated with children in mind, beloved, jolly Father Christmas in his green robe and red hooded overcoat will tickle the young and young-at-heart with treats and photo opportunities for your camera throughout the event. A special display of members’ personal favorite decorations( handmade Santas, ornaments, cardboard houses and more ) will enhance the holiday spirit of the second floor. Having checked out the various museum rooms with their holiday décor and happenings, guests of the event may then stroll the award-winning grounds of the 1816 post-colonial farmhouse, home to the Wright House Museum of Western Expansion. Of particular note are its status as a National Registered Historic Landmark and as the recipient of the Western Pennsylvania Horticultural Society beautification award. Its beautifully landscaped grounds, including a butterfly and authentic herb garden are meticulously tended by Giant Oaks Garden Club of Peters Twp. An easy pathway leads from the house to the restored log cabin, a warm gathering spot. While strolling the grounds, the discerning eye may spot the Wright House’s secret attic entrances, speculated to be part of the area’s underground railroad system, a final glimpse before departing our 19th Century Christmas experience. The Wright House Museum of Western Expansion is located at 815 Venetia Road, Venetia. Handicap parking is available. Takeout food will also be available. This event is open to the public, and admission is only an $8 donation for adults, and a $5 donation for children under age 12. Tickets are available at the door only. For information, call 724-941-5710 or visit our website at www.peterscreekhs.org.

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North Strabane VFD Station 48 Holds Open House The North Strabane Volunteer Fire Department Station 48 held an open house on October 12, 2013. Over 200 people attended to see the trucks and equipment, visit with a crew from Life Flight and our very own "Freddie" the Talking Fire Truck. Canonsburg EMS showed residents their equipment for Emergency medical issues. The Washington County Animal Rescue Team was on hand to demonstrate how they rescue large animals such as a horse. Also, residents were able to get hands-on training in the use of fire extinguishers. Children were taken through our new safety house and shown how to check doors for heat and how to escape through a window using a safety ladder. Free refreshments were donated by local businesses. Currently North Strabane Fire Department is in a membership drive. Contact the Department via their website at www.nstfd.org or like their FaceBook page. We have several videos on YouTube detailing our activities and what we do - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzdsQHRWScc.

The Library Volunteer Fire Company (LVFC) will be raffling off a 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide and a $2,500 Hot Metal Harley Davidson Gift Card. The bike will be purchased at Hot Metal Harley Davidson in West Mifflin, and will be vivid black, 6 speed w/cruise control, ABS, HD Security, Aircooled Twin Cam 103 cu. in. w/Integrated Oil Cooler Engine. The drawing will be based on the 1st drawn 7:00 PM evening PA Big 4 Lottery on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The PA tax, title, and plates will be paid by the LVFC. Tickets are a $20 donation and will contain 2/four digit numbers per ticket. Proceeds from the raffle will go to their equipment budget to protect the community. For questions or tickets, please contact Eli Ruffing at 412-228-7394 or Rob Craig at 412-980-4126.

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Local Girls Scouts Complete Coveted Bronze Award Project

Girl Scout News North Strabane Junior Girl Scouts Earn Bronze Award Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania is pleased to have bestowed the highest honor possible for a Junior Girl Scout, the Bronze Award, to Girl Scout Troop 54324. The girls all attend North Strabane Intermediate School in the CanonMcMillan School District. The Girl Scout Bronze Award recognizes that a Junior Girl Scout, grades 4-5, has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with an intensive 20-hour service project that makes a positive difference in her community. To earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the troop completed a project that involved planning, creating and maintaining a butterfly garden for Wylandville Elementary School. The Junior Girl Scouts worked as a team to plan, research, purchase and plant the garden. The girls also maintained the garden during the summer months so that it was a great asset for the school community at the beginning of the school year. The Junior Girl Scouts learned many tangible skills through this project including research, presentation, budgeting, project planning, management and team work. “We are proud of our exceptional girls, Rebekah Aupperle, Abby Bails, Bethany Decker, Pelin Garbioglu, Reagan Garner, Kaitlyn Kitchen, Carly Lesniakowski, Isabelle Meyers, Delaney Seaton, and Ava Szalla, who strive to become leaders at an early age by obtaining their Girl Scout Bronze Awards,” said Tammy Aupperle, Leader of Girl Scout Troop 54324. “Working towards this award demonstrates the girls’ commitment to helping others, improving their community, and the world, and becoming the best they can be.”

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Twelve area girls from Girl Scout Troop 50049 worked during the weekend of September 7, 2013 on a beautification project of the outdoor lunch area at the Elizabeth Forward Middle School. This project completed their final journey in obtaining the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. As part of the Bronze Award process, the girls must have acquired the knowledge, leadership and planning skills necessary to complete an intensive 15-hour service project that makes a significant difference in their community. The beautification project included the design and construction of a mulch bed including the planting of flowers and trees within the designated area. The project was multifaceted, it required the girls to write letters to local businesses and speak with the owners/managers requesting donations to help aid in the process. It tasked the girls with the responsibility of finding an "expert" to help them prepare and plan the project from start to finish. It also made it essential for the girls to carry out the most important portion of the project, the physical labor! The members of Girl Scout Troop 50049 that completed the project and earned their Bronze Award are as follows: Natalie Brogna; Hannah Hebda; Abby Hresko; Angelina Jordan; Sami Kracun; Maddie March; Kaelyn McClain; Maddy Messina; Macy Miskiewicz; Molly Stefl; Ashlee Toth; Leah Weimerskirch. Troop leaders: Kimberly Kracun, Deann Stefl, Chris Brogna Thank you to the Sponsoring businesses: Fred Metcalfe - White Cloud Garden Center Blue Ridge Nursery & Landscape Center Szczerba Excavating, Inc. Fox's Pizza, Elizabeth R.C. Walter & Sons Chelsea's Greenhouse Martin's Flowers & Shrubs Busy Beaver, White Oak


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"Banners Across America" Honor Your Military Family Members By Paul Chasko

Here is a unique way to honor your family members who have served or are currently serving in our nation’s armed forces – have them become a part of "Banners Across America." If you’ve driven along sections of Route 88 South and a few other South Hills thoroughfares you may have noticed banners attached to utility poles with pictures of our Service Men and Women who are now serving or have served in the past. It’s a special way to honor our military personnel for the sacrifices they are making and have made in the past. Many families are joining this effort to express the pride we have in those serving our nation and the effort is rapidly catching hold. Recently, American Legion Post 3537 in Finleyville has become involved in the project. In addition to becoming a contact point, they have volunteered to fabricate the brackets necessary to mount the banners that are printed by companies assisting in the project. All you need to do is provide a suitable photo of your Serviceman or Servicewoman. For more details on how to include your family member or friend as part of Banners Across America, call John Kohler at 724-864-6076 or call the Finleyville American Legion Hall at 724-348-5608 and leave a message with your phone number.

South Park Historical Society to Hold Annual Christmas Party and Oldies Dance Bash The South Park Historical Society will hold their Annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 17 at Library Fire Hall, 6581 Library Rd., South Park Twp. The cost is $15 for adults; $12 for children up to 12 years old. The party is open to all members and their guests. The festivities include a wonderful buffet prepared by Cyd West-Comfort Catering, entertainment by Mr. Nick Fiasco, Vocalist, door prizes and Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Doors open at 6:00 PM and dinner served at 7:00 PM. Reservation forms will be available at the Society's November 12 membership meeting. Checks payable to South Park Historical Society and reservations must be received by December 12. They can be mailed to South Park Historical Society, PO Box 555, South Park, PA 15129. For questions or concerns, call Jean at 412835-2631 or Ruth at 412-835-9529. Oldies Dance The South Park Historical Society is holding an Oldies Dance Bash on Saturday, November 9 at Library Fire Hall from 5:00-10:00 PM. Music provided by DJ Bruce Gordan. Tickets are $25 (presale) or $30 at the door. The evening includes dancing, buffet dinner catered by Cyd West-Comfort Catering, refreshments (BYOB), Chinese auction, strip tickets, 50/50 raffle and more. No one under 18 years of age permitted. Non-smoking event. For tickets or more information, call 412833-2163 or 412-330-7768. Please visit the Society's website at www.southparkhistoricalsociety.org for more information about the organization and the history of South Park.

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7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh NOVEMBER MEETINGS OF THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS NETWORK The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit www.wbninc.com. Local area meetings will be held as follows: • The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 AM at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, November 6 and 20. Contact Melissa Ball at 412-885-4139. • The Mon Valley Chapter meets at 9:15 AM at Sparkles by Shell, 246 W. Main Street in Monongahela on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, November 7 and 21. Contact Amanda Ciranni Fisher at 724-309-5120. • The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 AM at Panera Bread – Trinity Point on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, November 13 (only 1 meeting in November). Contact Karen Kovac at 724-986-6739. • The Bethel Park Chapter meets at 6:00 PM at the Bethel Park Municipal Building, 5100 W. Library Avenue on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, November 7 and 21. Contact Tamra McKenna at 412-885-5162. • The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 AM at the Crowne Plaza Inn, 164 Fort Couch Road, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, November 12 and 26. Contact Nancy Geer at 412-3434361. • The South Hills Chapter meets at 8:00 AM at King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St Clair, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, November 7 and 21. Contact Karen McCrory at 412-831-1837.

Peno’s Shipping, FedEx Authorized ShipCenter, Opens in Monongahela

Need to send gifts to family members or ship business materials? Come to Peno’s Shipping, the Mon Valley’s new full-service FedEx Authorized ShipCenter. Brought to you by the new management of Peno’s Plaza and Peno’s Self Storage, Peno’s Shipping offers FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services, as well as packing services. It is also a free drop-off point for your FedEx shipments, large and small. Peno’s Shipping is open from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday, and its office is conveniently located at 600 Park Ave, Monongahela, right next to the Peno’s Self Storage office. Watch for the Peno’s Shipping Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for November 12! For further information, call 724-2582777.

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New Papa John’s Pizza Opens in Brentwood Jerome Bettis and Papa John Founder on Hand for Grand Opening By Tracy Fedkoe

Police had to direct traffic on October 3rd along Rt. 51 in Brentwood as hundreds of people gathered in the parking lot of the new Papa John’s Restaurant at 3403 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Former Pittsburgh Steeler, Jerome Bettis is a part owner of this brand new Papa John’s and appeared at the Grand Opening to sign autographs and meet fans. “It was by far the best grand opening we’ve ever had,” said John Schnatter, founder, chairman, and CEO of Papa John’s. “Having Jerome as a franchisee is huge for the Papa John’s brand and for our customers in Pittsburgh.” This is the first brand new store that Jerome Bettis has opened through his partnership with Bajco Group, who owns 131 Papa John’s stores in seven states and Canada. They also purchased three locations earlier this year from another franchisee and they plan to open two more together in the near future. “Jerome is a fierce competitor with high integrity, and I’m proud to be his business partner. We are looking forward to serving the people of Pittsburgh,” said Nadeem Bajwa, CEO and owner of Bajco Group. Bettis himself also chimed in, saying “We are thankful to be in your neighborhood. I’ve been a fan of Papa John’s for a long time and am excited to be a part of the team.” Y108-FM Radio was on site in the parking lot and broadcasted from the event. Papa John’s gave away over 100 pizzas as free samples to people who were waiting in line to support their favorite Steelers running back. One lucky fan walked away winning free pizza for a year! Papa John’s in Brentwood will offer a full menu of traditional and specialty pizzas, breadsticks, wings, desserts and beverages for carry-out or free delivery from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM daily. Ordering is available online or by calling 412-881-7272. All Pittsburgh and Johnstown Papa

The new Papa John's, located at 3403 Saw Mill Run Blvd. in Brentwood is open for business!

The line started forming early for a chance to meet Jerome Bettis and win some great prizes.

Former Steeler, and current Papa John's franchisee Jerome Bettis (left) is all smiles with Papa John's founder, chairman, and CEO John Schattner.

John’s are offering a fundraiser to benefit Bettis’ The Bus Stops Here Foundation and will donate $1.36 from each online purchase of the Bus Stop Special (promo code BUS36) now through December 31, 2013.


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News and Events from the Peters Township Chamber Grand Opening Event Held

Chamber Chase

Ready, Set, Go! - Runners take off for the 5th Annual Chamber Chase on Saturday, October 19th at Peterswood Park. Chiropractic & Rehab of South Hills, located at 414 McMurray Road in Bethel Park (across from Al’s Café) held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently. Pictured above (L-R) – Chamber Executive Director Brian Schill, Julia Tennant and Dr. Mike McCort from Chiropractic & Rehab of South Hills, Bethel Park Council President Tim Moury, Chamber Board Member Lynne Horenski

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS: Rose Financial Group JD Engraving & Awards Baculik Agency LLC Prudential Preferred Realty – Debi Gallagher Fiori’s Pizzaria Seward Fence Company, Inc.

UPCOMING EVENT December 4th – Holiday Luncheon – Valley Brook Country Club

Check out our new web site at www.PTCOC.org!!

For more information, contact the Peters Township Chamber at 724-941-6345 or e-mail us at info@peterstownshipchamber.com.


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John’s Antique Shop Offers A Trip Back in Time

By Colette Dell

A new shop for the antique collector has opened its doors at 6187, Rt, 88, Finleyville, PA, across from the Dairy Queen. John’s Antique Shop opened at its Finleyville location in June of this year, and more recently, during the second and third weekend of October, John Capocciama had an open-house and sale, which successfully brought in a good number of visitors. While his store location is new, this is not the first time Capocciama has been in the antique business. John’s Antique Shop has actually been around for many years. Capocciama started his first antique shop in 1976, after renting a space to sell some old furniture he no longer wanted. Once he had a successful sale, it sparked his interest to collect and sell antiques. His first shop opened in Broughton, followed by another in New Eagle, and then he had a space at the Black Rose, which recently closed in Washington Crown Center Mall. Now, he has settled in his new location in Finleyville, PA. A variety of antique collectables can be found at John’s Antique’s. “It’s real eclectic,” Capocciama said. “I have some primitive, art deco, toys, china, furniture, some jewelry, and advertising.” Some of his favorite antique collectibles are Tiffany-style lamps, toys, and advertisements. Capocciama is also available to appraise items. He can be reached at 412-721-3420. His store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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Clairton Celebrates 100 Seasons of Football

Clairton Elementary Bear Paws Against Bullying lead the alumni up Miller Ave.

The Julian Family young and old returned for the celebration. Graduation years range from 1961-2003.

Grand Marshall's Don Taylor 1949 and Ed Caton 1950

On October 4, 2013, Clairton School District hosted "A Celebration of 100 Seasons of Clairton Football." The event kicked off with the Annual Homecoming Parade. Over 250 alumni (football, band, honeybears, cheerleaders) participated in the parade. Alumni either drove or walked in the parade, and some returning Honeybears even danced! During the pregame activities each alumni and class were honored. To conclude the event all participating alumni and their families were invited to a reception in the end zone, catered by Ms. Jaquilda Gaynor. The event organizer and District Public Relations Coordinator stated "I am so pleased with the turn out and enthusiasm of everyone. Today we remember that once a bear always a bear. Many alumni have asked to make this an yearly event, so we will see what we can do." Go to our website www.unionfinley.com and click on “gallery” for more photos.

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Recent Local Death Notices BARDI, Norma, 79, of Monongahela, died October 13. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. BENEDETTI, Sharon (Vaglia), 55, of Baldwin Borough, died October 3. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. BENTLEY, Elsie, 84, of Elrama, died October 3. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. BRAWDY, Ryan W., 40, of Finleyville, died October 3. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. BURNETT, Elizabeth, 98, of Baldwin Borough, died September 22. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CHAMBERS, George J., 59, of Monongahela, died September 30. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. DEVINE, Dorothy Jean, 73, of Baldwin Borough, died October 5. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. DONALDSON, Rita Marie, 93, of South Park, died September 23. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. DUVALL, Larry “Berl”, 82, of Elizabeth, died October 7. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. DYSON, Donald, 75, of Castle Shannon, died October 17. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. FISCHER, Mary Louise (Wood), 79, of Library, died October 2. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

OBITUARY:

GEORGE, Joseph J., 95, of Bethel Park, died September 23. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. GUMBERT, Wayne E., 86, of Fallowfield Township, died September 18. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. HAFTMANN, Diane, 50, of South Park, died October 18. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. HELLIER, Evelyn E., 84, of Finleyville, died September 24. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. HENDRIX, John Louie, 94, of Whitehall, died October 6. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. JULIAN, Audrey Anthony, 77, of Forward Township, died September 23. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. KANONIK, Adele A., 95, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died September 29. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. KRIEGER, Donald J. Sr., 55, Baldwin Borough, died October 11. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. MACE, Florence A., 81, of South Park, died October 14. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. MADERO, Lois, 83, of West Mifflin, died October 6. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.

MANCINELLI, Bruno, 90, of Monongahela (Victory Hill), died October 5. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. MARRACCINI, Russell, 69, of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Monongahela, died September 30. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. McCORMICK, Thomas D., 39, of New Eagle, died September 11. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. NESTOR, Monzell W., 69, of Jefferson Hills, died October 7. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. NOVAK, Richard E., 48, of Finleyville, died October 12. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. PAHANISH, James “Vern”, 72, of West Mifflin, died September 23. Arrangements by Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PELCO, Harry, 87, of West Mifflin, died September 22. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PELESKY, George, 83, of South Park, died October 8. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. PETO, Sally Anne, 77, of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died October 13. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ROSENZWEIG, Theresa (Lubinski), 88, of Baldwin Borough, died October 13. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. SARGENT, Boyd, 87, of Elrama, died October 7. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

SCHARDING, Barbara A., 68, of Finleyville, died September 20. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. SCOTLAND, Robert J., “Bert”, 77, of Bethel Park, died September 26. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMITH, Alice E., 82, of Baldwin, died October 20. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. VAIRA, Jack J. Jr., 87, of Finleyville, died October 11. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WALTERS, William Wesley, “Mandy”, 84, of Carroll Township, died October 1. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. WEIGHT, Ernest William “Piccolo”, 68, of Charleroi, formerly of Monongahela, died September 5. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc., in Monongahela. WELCH, Erma Jean, 84, of West Mifflin, died October 7. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WELDON, Thomas Patrick, 84, of Pleasant Hills, died September 27. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WHITE, Gilbert D. Jr., 54, of Finleyville, formerly of Elizabeth, died October 16. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. WOODS, Craig Allen, 48, of Monongahela, died September 14. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park.

Chester Hays Byars, Jr.(March 6, 1936 – October 5, 2013)

Chester H. Byars, Jr., 77, formerly of Warren, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Born in Finleyville, PA to Rev. Dr. Chester H. Byars, Sr. and Beulah Briscoe Byars, Chester Jr., affectionately known as Chet, lived most of his life in Warren, Ohio, but recently moved to Spring Hill, TN. Chester was talented in many areas. He enjoyed playing the piano and served as a church musician much of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Sergeant. Chester worked for many years at Trumbull Bronze and later retired from Wetzel Plating in Warren, Ohio. He also served as a Deacon at New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Warren and was a member of the Masons. Chester was also a skilled craftsman and enjoyed gardening. In his spare time he enjoyed singing gospel music and spending time with his beloved family. Chester is survived by his loving wife of forty-five years, Frances Byars. He was

very proud of his three daughters and eight grandchildren, Leisa and Del McSpadden of Brentwood, TN (Del Jr., Lauryn), Sonya and Trevor Pryce of Ellicott City, MD (Khary, Kamryn, Trevor III), and Nicole Byars of Hendersonville, TN (Dante, DeWitt, Ashley). He is also survived by two sisters, Carol Berryman (Richard) and Sue Goodson; two brothers, James Byars (Debbie) and Daniel Byars; as well as several aunts, uncles, and many loving nieces, nephews and close friends. Chester is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Dr. Chester H. Byars Sr. and Beulah Briscoe Byars, a son, Chester Byars III, 2 brothers, Reginald and John Byars and his sister, Joanne Whiting.

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School News SCHOOL NEWS

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Meet the 2013 Clairton High School Homecoming Court Clairton Elementary supports breast cancer awareness month. 5th graders Jonea Hicks, Jaleah Puryear, Kyra Frankert, and Cerenitie Carper.

Ms. Schwietzer's 1st grade class supports breast cancer awareness month.

Students And Teachers Practice Emergency Evacuation Drill

The 2013 Clairton High School Homecoming Court (l-r) Noaha Berry, Breanne Shaw, Sacren Gaynor, Asia Lloyd, Ivy Meachum, Irelynn Jones, Jaylynn Sanders and Nicole Nelson. On October 4, 2013, the homecoming queen was crowned during the annual halftime homecoming festivities. Noaha Berry was named the 2013 Royal Queen and Sacren Gaynor and Ivy Meachum were named the Royal Princesses.

Clairton Student Pitch in for "Fall Clean Up Day" On September 27, Clairton City School District participated with the Clairton Police Department and Clairton Chamber of Commerce in the Fall Clean-Up Day. Students from the following organizations participated: National Honor Society, GATE, Cheerleaders, Varsity Football Players, Bears Against Bullying, Student Leadership, and the Student Council. Students cleaned different designated areas of the community with the following staff members helping and supervising; Ms. Trubiani, Ms. Yeager, Ms. Conley, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Sirbaugh, and Ms. Porter. Pictured above is high school teacher Ms. Johnson, Junior Michael Wilding, and 6th grader Markel Stafford cleaning up Miller Ave.

On Tuesday, October 15 Clairton City School District practiced the mandatory emergency evacuation drill. Students and staff evacuated Clairton Education Center and went to the safe area at the Clairton Municipal Building. The drill is designed to help teach students and staff what to do if an emergency situation would arise.

Homeschool Outdoor Classroom in Mingo Park: Dissecting Owl Pellets The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a Homeschool Outdoor Classroom at Mingo Creek County Park on Thursday, November 14 at the Park Office. Two sessions are available; Session I will begin at 10:00 AM and Session II will begin at 1:00 PM. We will have a hoot of a time learning about these majestic, predatory birds. Students will learn about the types of owls that live in our area, listen to calls, and dissect their very own owl pellet. Owl pellets and materials will be provided. Please note that this program is designed for homeschooled children ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation office at 724228-6867. There is a fee of $2 per pellet. Mingo Creek Park is located 12 miles east of Washington, PA off of Route 136.


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Area Church News..Area Church News... Area Church News.. Upcoming Events at First United Methodist Church, Monongahela

Nativity Church South Park Selling Lottery Calendars

First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main St., Monongahela, will hold the following upcoming events. For more information, visit www.fumcmon.com or call 724-2587054. November 2 - Ham Dinner sponsor by the United Methodist Woman from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Adults $9.00, children $6.00. Eat in or take out by calling 724-258-7059. November 22 - Light Up Night and Church Tour from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. December 1 - Advent Dinner at 3:00 PM. Christmas Organ Recital featuring Organist Jim Sykes at 7:00 PM. December 7 - Sadecky Puppet Show, “A Snow Story”, at 4:00 PM.

Feeling lucky? You can’t win, if you don’t play! Lottery Calendars are now on sale at Nativity Church in South Park. These are based on the 3-digit PA Daily Number (straight hit, evening draw) and are good for the entire 2014 calendar year. Cost $30 each. Prizes: 354 days at $50/day 9 holidays at $100/day Christmas Day and New Year’s Day at $150/day These make great Christmas gifts. Call the Church Office at 412-655-3000, Monday through Friday 9 AM - 4:30 PM for more details. All proceeds benefit Nativity Church.

November Events at South Hills Assembly of God

Holiday Craft Fair at Christ United Methodist Church A Holiday Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, November 2 at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park (across from Village Square Mall). Fifty-eight crafters will be on hand with many one-of-a-kind items! Dried and silk florals, ceramics, embroidery, clothing, jewelry, and much more will be available to the public from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM. A bake sale, silent auction, lunch and refreshments all add to the day and there is free admission for everyone! Proceeds benefit Prime Time Adult Care, a non-profit organization offering medical supervision and physical and mental stimulation of the frail elderly or those with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, please call Mary Ann Weber, Director, at 412-835-6661.

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South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park plans the following events for November. For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsassembly.org. Hillcrest Christian Academy’s Joy of Christmas Craft Show Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts at the annual Hillcrest Christian Academy’s Joy of Christmas Craft Show from 9 AM - 3 PM, Saturday, November 9, in the South Hills Assembly Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy shopping at 50+ tables of handcrafted items by local vendors, the candy & bake sale, ticket auction and purchase a delicious hot lunch at our Café. For more information, call 412-8544040 or visit www.hillcrestca.org.

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Toy Treasures - Toy Collection Compassion Connection is again collecting new toys for their annual Toy Treasures program to bless children of area needy families. Toys may be dropped off by December 15 in the lobby of South Hills Assembly or Hillcrest Christian Academy, as well as various locations around the area. A pseudo store will be set up December 21 where registered parents can “shop” for presents for their children at 10% of the item’s retail value. Although this is a departure from the usual toy give-aways done by many at Christmas, we believe this method affirms a parent’s dignity and worth. Cash contributions are also accepted and will be used to purchase toys to supplement those donated. For an invitation to “shop,” call to register for the program. Deaf Ministry Service will be held at 11 AM Sunday, November 10 in the multi-purpose room. A luncheon follows. RSVP to Scott at 724-705-0942 VP or Steve and Mary Lou at 412-851-1692 V/VP. Hillcrest Christian Academy will present their annual Veteran’s Day program, at 9 AM on Monday, November 11, in the sanctuary of South Hills Assembly. Our children will celebrate those who have served our country in its endless preservation of American freedom. Steelers Game and Chili Cook-Off at 1 pm Sunday, November 24. Bring a crock pot of your best chili to the Fellowship hall and watch the Steelers vs. Browns game. Our youth will also be selling snacks. Join us for a Family Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7 PM Wednesday, November 27. The Fine Arts Christmas production, One Quiet Night, a dramatic Christmas musical, will be presented at 7 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 13, 14 and 15. Admission is free; a free will offering will be taken. Join us for this special event.

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Elizabeth Baptist Church to Hold November Flea Market and December Christmas Carol Festival The Elizabeth Baptist Church is having an indoor flea market at 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth on Saturday, November 9, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. A large variety of “treasures” will be for sale including electronics, decor, jewelry, kitchen, domestics, etc. The accompanying bake sale will include many homemade goodies, including cakes, pies, fudge, various kinds of cookies and breads. Food available will include stuffed cabbage, haluski, and kielbasa as well as American fare and homemade soups, eat in or take out. Outdoor table space will be available for a cost of $10 (bring your own table). Any inquiries may be made at the church office 412-3846464 The Elizabeth Baptist Church will be hosting their “32nd Annual Community Christmas Carol Festival” on Sunday, December 1 at 7:00 PM. Several choirs and soloists from our community and surrounding areas will come together in celebration of the true “reason for the season.” The evening is interspersed with scripture readings and prayer by the pastors of the respective churches. Our friends in attendance will join in singing favorite Christmas carols. A time of fellowship and refreshment is scheduled immediately following the evening program. The “Love Gift” offering taken during the evening will, as in years past, benefit the Elizabeth Boro Clergy Food Bank. For further information, contact 412-384-6464. Everyone attending is also asked to bring a canned good/non perishable item/items to be donated to the Food Bank as the need is great.

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Upcoming Events at First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela Breakfast with Santa It is that time of year again. Santa will be arriving on Saturday, December 7 at the First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela at 609 Chess Street for our annual Breakfast with Santa. We will be serving breakfast from 8:30 until 10:00 AM. The cost of the breakfast will be $8 for children and $5 for adults. Each child will receive a free picture courtesy of Grilli’s Studio. Pictures may be picked up at Grilli’s Studio in New Eagle. There will be crafts and treat bags. Reservations will be taken from November 12 through November 28 from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM. Please call 724-258-8300. Come Share the Joy Musical Please mark your calendar for Friday, December 6 for our annual “Come Share the Joy” musical. We will host an evening of musical entertainment. Many local singers and musicians will showcase their talent. Although there is no admission fee, we are asking everyone to donate a health and beauty aids such as shampoo, toothpaste, body wash or deodorant, etc. We will donate these items to the Washington City Mission. We will also have a freewill offering that will be donated to the Mission. The Festivities will begin at 6:30 PM and last until approximately 9:00 PM We will have an intermission where food, beverages, and baked goods will be sold. There will be activities for the children. Plan on coming and enjoying a relaxing evening while helping a local charity.

Christmas Dinner Theater – “The Joy of Christmas!” Come and experience the “The Joy of Christmas” - The 2013 Christmas Dinner Theater at Crossroads Ministries located in Finleyville. The Christmas Dinner Theater has become a special event in the holiday celebration for more than 1,000 people each year. As the evening begins, you will enjoy a catered meal in a festive setting. After dinner, we will start our presentation of “The Joy of Christmas” with the Living Christmas Tree as a backdrop to the event. The Christmas Dinner Theater dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 13, 14, and 15 beginning at 6:15 PM nightly. Be sure to get your tickets. They are only $15 and will be available starting November 10 by calling Crossroads Ministries at 724-3481620. Crossroads Ministries is located 1 mile south of Trax Farms, overlooking Route 88.

All Christmas Flea Market at Bethesda UP Church Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 South Third Street in Elizabeth Boro (across from Dollar General and at the bottom of the Route 51 North ramp) will hold an All Christmas Flea Market on Saturday, November 9. The hours are from 10 AM till 2 PM and will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church. We have a large parking lot on the side and rear of the church. Admission is free. There will be a large selection of items for sale including Hallmark ornaments and decorations, baskets, ceramic houses, etc. Hot dogs, chili and a wide variety of homemade soups (broccoli cheese noodle, chicken noodle, hot sausage, split pea, stuffed pepper to name a few) will be available. You may eat at the Church or purchase your items “to go.” Please bring a container if you are purchasing soup to take home. Baked goods will also be available for sale.

Center Church Women Present a One Day Boutique The Center Church Women will be holding a “One Day Boutique” on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon. The event will take place at the church located at 255 Center Church Road in McMurray. Come and browse gently worn designer and top name clothing. Update your wardrobe for Fall, or find that perfect outfit for Christmas and the holiday season! This is truly a unique shopping experience at bargain prices.

Jefferson United Methodist Church Bake Sale Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Rd., is selling Christmas rolls, apricot, nut and poppy seed, $10 each. Phone orders will be taken until Monday, December 9, 2013. Call 412-653-3222, option 3. Order pickup is Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM where there will also be a bake sale including cakes, pies, candy, cupcakes, Christmas rolls, cookie trays.

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Events and Happenings at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 4048 Brownsville Road, in Brentwood (overlooking Brentwood Towne Center, near Rt. 51) has announced the following programs and events. For questions or additional information, please call the church at 412-8845225 or visit our website www.stpetersbrentwood.org. Spaghetti Dinner Boy Scout Troop 99 will be sponsoring an Election Day Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Adults $8.00, children under 12 $6.00 Price includes spaghetti dinner, salad, roll and butter, dessert and beverage. Veteran’s Day Luncheon St. Peter’s will be hosting their 14th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon on Sunday, November 10 at 12 PM. All Veterans and their families are invited to attend this free event featuring a hot buffet lunch. Guest speaker: Major Randy Dickerson, USAFR. This event is co-sponsored by our community partners, John F. Slater Funeral Home and Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church. Please register by calling Chris at 412-881-9022 or email at communityservice@johnfslater.com. Babysitting Available November 15 - babysitting will be held from 6 - 10:30 PM. All welcome, ages 2-14. Call the office for more information at 412884-5225. Plan ahead and mark your calendar for our special “Holiday Shopping Babysitting” on December 20 where babysitting will be extended until 11:30 PM - extra time for holiday shopping, gift wrapping or a special night out! A Visit from Mrs. Claus! Mrs. Claus will be visiting St. Peter’s for a special story time on Sunday, December 8 following our 10:30 service. All are invited, young and old, to come listen to the wonderful stories of Mrs. Claus!

John McMillan Christmas Affair John McMillan Presbyterian Church, 875 Clifton Road, Bethel Park, will be hosting its annual Christmas Affair on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event includes over 55 crafters and features the “JMPC Bakery,” “Gingerbread House,” a “Chinese Auction,” “Kris Kringle Kafe,” and an “Angel Emporium Tree.” Admission is free and all proceeds benefit local and world-wide missions. For more information, call 412-833-4704 or email jmpc.ChristmasAfair@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at John McMillan Christmas Affair Craft Show.

Shepherd’s Voice Concert at Riverview Baptist Church S h e p h e r d ’s Voice, a Christian women’s quartet, invites you to attend their Christmas concert entitled “Love Came Down” on Sunday evening December 1 at 7:00 PM at Riverview Baptist Church located at 405 Main Street in New Eagle. There is no admission fee, but a love offering will be taken to help support the ongoing music ministry of the group. Shepherd’s Voice is from the Mon Valley area and has been ministering through their music for eight years. Please come and enjoy an evening of your favorite holiday tunes and inspiring sacred carols. What better way to start the Christmas season than by hearing the meaningful lyrics of the songs that will proclaim the true meaning of Christmas. For further information, please call 724-258-9041 or 724-489-4380.

“My Hope America” Event at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Chuch Is there someone in your life who doesn’t know Jesus Christ? Do you worry about what will happen to them when they close their eyes for the last time? Maybe this someone is YOU. No matter how we have chosen to live our lives, God cares about us and promises us eternal life through his son, Jesus Christ. How can you help your family members, your friends, your neighbors, or your coworkers come to know God’s saving grace? Billy Graham has a message for all of us. My Hope America with Billy Graham is a grassroots effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Come and hear his message of hope on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church. Come just as you are. Come and learn about the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Take the biggest step of your life ... come because you need to hear the Word or make the effort to bring someone who needs to hear the Word. All are invited. All are welcome. A Meager Meal to Meet Jesus will be served in the church Fellowship Hall at the beginning of this free event. This free meal is our way of reaching our local community with our only true hope: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The church is located on Rte 88, 2 miles south of Finleyville. Come, and bring a friend! For more details, call 724-348-5278.


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SENIORS: Create an Independent, Restful and Peaceful Home Setting (BPT) - Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate a comfortable and spa-like living quarters. Many upgrades can make your home more comfortable and restful and allow you to stay safe and independent in your home. For example, sometimes the decor needs a bit of variation to develop a calming ambiance in rooms like the bedroom or living area. Blues, greens and muted yellows can impart a sense of serenity to these rooms. You can also use fabrics to establish a restful feeling. Soft, muted carpeting, flowing curtains in light airy colors and plush pillows decorating furniture help accomplish this. Finally, rounded shapes in the furniture and accessories of the room help to finalize the whole picture. Try finding oval end tables, or curved artwork to hang on the walls, rather than straight corners, which could cause injury or a tripping hazard when bumped into. Also make certain the fixtures in your home have the spa qualities you crave. For example, Premier Care in Bathing has the Sanctuary walk-in bath featuring wonderful spa qualities of hydrotherapy, chromatherapy and aromatherapy. Hydrotherapy jets in the Sanctuary walk-in tub are gentler than traditional spa tubs, because they blow air, rather than water. After each use, the tub drains clean, which means it doesn't recycle water. These features are important for seniors with sensitive skin or health conditions. And the Premier Spa Series includes an innovative, built-in oil warmer that releases the fragrance of essential oils. Being able to use the tub safely without climbing over tub walls allows seniors to maintain their independence at home. For a free brochure, visit premiercarebathing.com/saferbathing, or call 888-378-7953. Consider establishing an indoor garden in the kitchen along the windowsill with aromatic herbs, or in a living room or family room with potted flowering plants. With these tips, your home will be a restful and comfortable place to enjoy retirement and the luxury of being able to spend your time the way you want to spend it - no children or jobs around to interrupt.


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Seniors for Safe Driving Upcoming Events Seniors for Safe Driving presents highway safety education programs for Seniors 55 years of age and older. The highway safety programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes seniors eligible for a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across the board, for a period of three years. The discount is mandated by Pennsylvania state law. If you have never participated in a Senior Driving Program before, you must attend a two day program. To qualify for a one day program, you must have taken a Senior Driving Program in the past. No exceptions. Upcoming Programs: Bethel Park - Paramont Senior Living, November 13, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM McKeesport - Carnegie Library of McKeesport, December 4, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM N. Huntingdon - Redstone Highlands, December 4, 1:00 - 5:00 PM To register, call 800-559-4880 or online at www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.

New Tools For Families Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer’s (NAPS)—There’s helpful news for those caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to the most experienced provider of in-home care for seniors, free resources are now available to help families cope with the common challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s. The Home Instead Senior Care network is offering free Confidence to Care at Home kits. Available on www.helpforalzheimers families.com or from a local Home Instead office, the kit is an at-a-glance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement and prevent caregiver stress. It’s designed for any member of the household to reference, anytime it’s needed. In addition, the company has developed a free, downloadable smartphone app that families can use to search behaviors and help find solutions when they have to quickly react. Called Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Help?er, the app is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public. For example, if a smartphone user types in “wandering,” the app will provide a list of tips for ad?dressing the issue right now and preventing it in the future. “Alzheimer’s impacts not only the 5 million Americans with the disease, but also the handful of people that provide care and support for that person,” said Home Instead President Jeff Huber. “We want to replace fear with a sense of confidence that they are equipped to handle any situation.” For more information about Home Instead’s free Alzheimer’s and dementia support resources, visit www.helpforalzheimersfami lies.com.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL NOVEMBER EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during November. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) unless otherwise noted. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Monday, November 4 from 2 - 4 PM, Hospital 7-East Family Room. The group meets the first Monday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1704. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES Tuesday, November 5 – Thursday, November 7 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM, MonVale HealthPLEX. This session builds on the education received in the “Managing Your Diabetes” program. For more information and to register, call 724-258-1483. CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 7 – 9 PM, Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. A four-week series of prenatal education classes. To register, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. “COULD YOU HAVE DIABETES?” Thursday, November 7 from 1 – 2 PM, Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. A registered diabetes educator will be available to answer all of your questions. To register, call 724-348-6699. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, November 7 from 1 – 2:30 PM, ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1455. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS - Thursday, November 7 from 2 – 4 PM, Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Learn how to choose foods at the supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. The tours begin at Healthy Directions, the walk-in health care facility in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will conduct the tours and discuss “Holiday Meal Planning.” Free bone density screenings will be offered. The program is free, but space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483. TALK WITH A DOC: FOOT AND ANKLE AILMENTS Thursday, November 7 at 7 PM, Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center, 710 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. William T. DeCarbo, D.PM, board certified by the American Board of

Podiatric Surgery in foot, reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery, will present a free program to discuss common foot and ankle ailments. Refreshments will be served and parking is free. To register, call 724-258-1333. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB - Tuesday, November 12 from 2 – 3 PM, ECC. The Better Breathers Club is free and open to all adults and their family, friends or caregivers who want to share information about living well with breathing issues. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724-344-0287. COING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP - Tuesday, November 12 at 5 PM, ECC. Informational program led by trained family caregiver professionals to provide information to family caregivers on Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias, techniques to handle challenging behaviors and activities to encourage engagement. To register, call 724-258-1333. RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, November 12 from 11 AM - 1 PM, ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-9299492. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Wednesday, November 13 at 6 PM, ECC. For more information, call 724-292-9404. ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE - Thursday, November 14 from 7:15 – 11 AM, ECC. This seminar is ideal for community health care providers, including nurses, social workers, and case managers or administrators of nursing and personal care homes. The panel of speakers consists of Daniel A. Iracki M.D., whose specialties include palliative care, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, Vickie Carolla, director of operations for Amedisys Home Health Care, and Father John Fiero, from the True Vine Anglican Church and coordinator of the MVH On-Call Chaplains Program. A continental breakfast will be served and free parking will be provided. Registration is required by Friday, November 8. To register, call 724-2581932.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP HOLIDAY DINNER - Thursday, November 14 from 5 – 8 PM, ECC. This annual holiday dinner is hosted for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, and a support person may attend. Those interested in attending must call the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at 724-258-1483 to receive an invitation. Reservations are required, and the cost is $7.50 per person. AARP 55 ALIVE REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE - Friday, November 15 from 9 AM to 1 PM, ECC. The nation’s first and largest classroom driver improvement course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. The cost is $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, call 724258-1333. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Monday, November 18 at 2 PM, Hospital 7-East Family Room. The group meets the third Monday of each month. For additional information, call 724-258-1704. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES Tuesday, November 19 – Thursday, November 21 from 6 - 9 PM, ECC. This session 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. To register, call 724-258-1483. ARTHRITIS AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP - Wednesday, November 20 from 1 – 3 PM, ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1321. GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT Thursday, November 21 from 8 AM – 4 PM, Hospital Lobby. Pick up information provided by the American Cancer Society to help you quit for good and learn about a program that offers free nicotine replacement therapy. This event will also be celebrated at Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle all month long. For more information call 724-258-1321. OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, November 21 from 2 – 3:30 PM, ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773.

PUBLIC FIRST-AID INSTRUCTION Thursday, November 21 from 6 – 9 PM, ECC. Adult first aid 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 by calling 724-6849536. MVH BLOOD DRIVE - Friday, November 22 from 9 AM - 3 PM, ECC. MVH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. To register, call 724-494-4090 or register online at redcrosslife.org. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, November 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, MonVale HealthPLEX. Partners and grandmothers are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 724258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. LIGHT-UP NIGHT - Monday, November 25 at 6:30 PM Join MVH as we kick-off the holiday season with our 29th Annual Light-Up Night in the Hospital’s Central Plaza. Enjoy entertainment, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and an opportunity to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what’s on your Christmas list. Homemade baked goods and raffle tickets for decorative Christmas items will be sold by the Auxiliary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc. in the hospital’s main lobby. ADULT CPR INSTRUCTION - Tuesday, November 26 from 6 - 9 PM, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center. The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling 724-6849536. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, November 27 from 9 – 11 AM, ECC. This is a diabetes self-management class that focuses on counting carbohydrate intake. Topics range from how to measure the upward drive each meal has on blood sugar to information on the glycemic index. Completion of the three-day “Diabetes Self-Management Training” is required prior to attending this class. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of the class. For more information or to register, call 724258-1483.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital To Host Seminar on Hospice and Palliative Care Hospice and Palliative Care will be the topic of a free seminar Thursday, November 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH). The program will include two distinguished speakers in the fields of palliative care followed by a panel discussion. Daniel A. Iracki, M.D., whose specialties include palliative care, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, will discuss “Ethical Conversations Between Patients, Families and Physicians About Hospice: How and When to Have Them.” Vickie Carolla, director of operations for Amedisys Home Health Care, will address “Myths, Facts and Tips for Hospice.” The panel will include Dr. Iracki and Ms. Carolla as well as Father John Fiero, from the True Vine Anglican Church and coordinator of the MVH On-Call Chaplains Program and families of patients who have experienced palliative care and/or hospice. A multidisciplinary team from MVH that includes nurses, administrators, pharmacists and social workers has teamed with community health care professionals to plan the seminar. It is ideal for nurses, social workers, case managers and administrators of nursing and personal care homes. A continental breakfast will be served. Parking is free in Monongahela Valley Hospital’s parking garage. For reservations, call 724-258-1932.

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PAIN MANAGEMENT Q: What is sciatica? A: Sciatica is actually a misnomer. The correct term is radiculopathy or raducilits. In this condition a disc in the cervical (neck) or lumbar (back) spine is bulged or herniated and irritates a spinal nerve. This will lead to symptoms such pain, numbness and/or weakness. The symptoms are will generally be in the neck, back, arm or leg. Q: What causes a disc to bulge or herniate? Justin Petrolla MD A: There are many causes from a motor vehicle accident to lifting too heavy of an object but generally there is not a specific cause. A simple activity such as getting up out of chair or lifting a pencil could be the event prior to a disc herniating. The saying, “the straw that broke the camels back” fits pretty well here. Q: How is a disc bulge or herniation diagnosed? A: An appropriate physical exam by your physician can generally identify if there you are suffering for a radiculopathy. Many other conditions can mimic a radiculopathy for a shoulder injury to carpal tunnel syndrome so imaging is sometimes necessary. To accurately identify the discs a MRI is imaging of choice. Q: How is a radiculopathy treated? A: The mainstay of treatment is physical therapy. Core (abdominal) and lumbar strengthening are emphasized. Medications used include medrol dose back (stersoid), muscle relaxants and pain medications. An epidural steroid preformed with x-ray guidance can also be used if necessary. If conservative treatment fails then a surgical consultation can be ordered. Total treatment is available in the Mon Valley. Just ask your physician for a referral to the orthopedic group (TOG). Justin Petrolla MD

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Buyer

Address

Price

UNION TOWNSHIP Quaker Engineering Co. Edward Beedle Jr.

Robert and Karla Roskov James and John Berniak

James Fisher Charlerio Federal Savings Bank David Chuckro Sarah Ann Sammel

David and Suk Hui Bedell Jesse Young Gregg Norman and Sharon Hubsch Jamison Graney

Jacklyn Box trustee Robert Roskov Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Krow Property Trust Mark Irwin Richard Wojciechowski Frederick Leitenberger Edward Sanders Michael Leon Gregory Reid

Mary Catherine Staley Nicole and Curtis Taylor W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders W Sanders Sean Beckwith Sandra Wiesen Wolf Mark and Jenna Marie Luta David Hazinski Joshua Zeiler Ronald Franko Jr.

Cinque Terra Place $1,500 Elrama Ave. $2,15 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $7,120). 5026 Meadow Ave. $284,900 State Route 88 $90,500 3468 Ivy Hill Lane $162,000 137-1/2 McChain Road $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $74,500). 210 McChain Road $122,000 4 Fawcett Lane $160,000 Hobbitt Lane $1,183 Now t r a n s find Real Hobbitt Lane $1,183 comm a c t i o n s f r Stats o u m nity yo Hobbitt Lane $1,118 www. UNIO o n o u r w u r NFINL e Hobbitt Lane $1,041 EY.CO b s i t e ! S e M Real E a .com. Hobitt Lane $1,606 state rch our and fi Transactio Hobitt Lane $1,260 nd cu ns pa ge rr archiv Hobitt Lane $1,183 ed ho ent and me sa les. Hobitt Lane $1,260 Hobitt Lane $1,183 Hobitt Lane $1,183 Hobitt Lane $1,183 Hobitt Lane $1,194 Hobitt Lane $1,216 3456 Cherry Ave. $126,000 131 Cinque Terra Place $146,900 174 Gilmore Ave. $215,000 6713 Highland Ave. $150,000 39 Old Route 88 $83,500 5138 Spring St. $171,000

FINLEYVILLE John Bull

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3520 Marion Ave.

MONONGAHELA Christopher Spalla Housing & Urban Development

Werner Hager III and Dana Hager Jennifer

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller Marie Riffle and Keith Lester US Bank NA Orlando Mucci N. Dean Rabe Noreen Urko NEW EAGLE Judy Hufnagel Mable Casciani Ramon Pastore Jr. CARROLL TOWNSHIP Jamie Froelich Tamara Taylor Estate of Elizabeth Pennline Anna Jeannette Kamoda Charles Fowler Perri Ann Holod Frank Ziemba William Warren ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Estate of Joan Stefanko Margaret Baron Joseph Hotovchin Maronda Homes Inc. Barry Opfer Estate of Eva Reggiani Estate of John Suchko James Davenport Victoria Gouker Jonathan Durbiano Mary Elizabeth Muchow Peppers Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Robert Kranack Christian Coyle Nathan Woytsek Donald Stepko WEST ELIZABETH Tina Urso ELIZABETH BOROUGH Estate of Paul Ruhl Mildred Gessner et al. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Assn. Estate of Harold Fine FORWARD TOWNSHIP Thelma Jean Kerr CLAIRTON Deborah Marshall II Thomas Hollis American Management Group LLC Mary Robison Douglas Pollaro Samuel Volpe et al. Frank Bolcic Jr. Colleene Dennis Estate of Elvira Fiore Demis David Edward Gombar James Richard Deanovich Darlene Hopkins Odiva McRuffin George Zdrale et al. SOUTH PARK Michael Mungal Michael Gerber William Blum Jr. Sean Burr Brandon Parks Jeffrey Plymell Michael Getner Joshua Wyant Sylvia Rebarnick Paul Matter Ruth Zubasic Crescent Contracting Corp. Veterans Administration James Sparvero Rodney Patterson Estate of Joseph DeBenedetto Janet DiBucci Hyde Gary Augustine Herc Tsambarlis et al.

Buyer

Address

Price

801 Marne Ave. Sherri and Stephanie Marie Lenhart Robert and Tammy Sprinkle Courtney and Thomas Szalkay Deana Kortyna

$18,200 424 Pleasant St. Kennedy St. 114 Second Ave. 453 N. Alexander St.

David and Kimberly Hufnagel William Warren Graham and Megan Mitchell

122 Third Ave. 120 Fifth Ave. 135 Sixth Ave.

$73,000 $135,000 $173,000

Joshua and Trisha Hyatt Jesse Huebner Mary Heather Kuhns Zeager Partn. Ltd. Derek and Shawna Parasolick Richard and Jean Ganther Bartholomew Allridge Theodore and Arlene Kohut

1345 Beach Drive 60 Jones Lane 120 Taylor Run Road 167 Grant Road 136 Wisebecker Lane 11 Carroll Way 121 Crestview Manor 107 Sunset Ave.

$120,000 $55,000 $121,900 $375,000 $213,000 $112,000 $135,000 $131,000

James and Jennifer Miller Christopher Robison Jeanne Mozzoni Curdie David and Alissa Lloyd Adam Reitmeyer Claudia Frabizio Dennis Barry Nationstar Mortgage LLC Francis Gouker Seth Hollinsworth Bryan and Julieanna Kear Daniel and Tina Gaser Danny and Christine Breegle Michael Casey Dougherty US Bank NA trustee Mark Grice

221 Lincoln Hall Road 309 Terrace Drive 106 Williamsburg Drive 312 Kennett Drive 1295 Penn Vista St. 1540 Sahara St. 317 High St. 118 Kratt St. aka 737 Elway Ave. 524 Lincoln Hall Road 1646 Kennedy St. 152 Mt. Vernon Drive 2207 Ocean St. Twele Road 712 Zimmer Hill Road 106 Parkwyn Drive 900 Simpson Howell Road

$38,000 $9,000 $44,500 $45,000

$175,000 $70,000 $140,000 $214,327 $58,500 $72,300 $85,000 $1,709 by sheriff's deed. $35,500 $23,000 $159,900 $15,000 $30,000 $105,500 $1,685 by sheriff's deed. $124,000

Federal National Mortgage Assn.

440 First St.

$1,948 by sheriff's deed.

Brian Dinello Federal National Mortgage Assn. Gregory Szekeres Nicole Cicalese

915 Tanner Ave. 228 Center Ave. 112 McKeesport Road 2124 River Hill Road

$35,000 $1,815 by sheriff's deed. $13,000 $33,500

Beneficial Mortgage Co. Pennsylvania

4638 Williamsport Road

$2,948 by sheriff's deed.

US Bank NA Kamela Gissendanner FK International Inc. Mom Alford Federal National Mortgage Assn. Federal National Mortgage Assn. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA Joel and Christina Wlodarczyk Alliance PA Holdings LLC Patrick Samuel Boyd Donald Grimm and Roger Mt. Bank America NA Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Laura and William Nickolich

538 Halcomb Ave. 859 Horton St. 636 Miller Ave. 111 Summit Way 124 Constitution Circle 467 Reed St. 907 Toman Ave. 757 East Drive 617 Independence Drive 624 Lafayette Drive 427 N. State St. 882 Craig St. 419 Mitchell Ave. 628 Thompson Ave.

$2,001 by sheriff's deed. $49,000 $125,000 $54,900 $1,866 by sheriff's deed. $1,709 by sheriff's deed. $1,761 by sheriff's deed. $50,500 $25,000 $52,000 $26,000 $1,636 by sheriff's deed. $1,636 by sheriff's deed. $44,900

Robert and Ada Goughnour Jason and Cynthia Woleslagle Amber Ryan Kurt Jarosh and Melissa Sue Master Jarosh Jessica Caruso Gerard Hugh Hamilton Jr & Melinda Fiedor Hamilton Justin Eiben Glenn Patrick and Amy Shields Christy Brendel Howard and Lorraine Alice Madenberg Catherine and Terry Salay Lesley Maola JSCR Properties LLC Michael Flannery Kevin Reffert Federal National Mortgage Assn. Jason Wolf and Leah Lunieski Matthew Scott and Jennifer LoPresti Charles Bryan III and Sarah Bryan

6121 Murray Ave. 2063 Southwell Drive 1279 Armstrong Drive 1180 Forest Ave. 2831 Kathy St. 1470 McElheny Road 3030 Ridge Road 1109 Sodbury Drive 1403 Villa Drive 2968 Amy Drive 3036 Amy Drive 1519 Annette Ave. 3632 Falmouth Drive 3825 Grant St. 911 Schang Road 6532 Ventura Drive 4087 Hill St. 1115 Mike Reed Drive 1394 Snee Drive

$115,000 $165,000 $174,000 $10,000 $142,000 $435,000 $85,000 $150,000 $69,500 $168,000 $219,800 $159,500 $86,000 $92,000 $59,900 $1,557 by sheriff's deed. $100,425 $150,000 $123,500

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The Value of DIY Home Improvement Projects Whether you're a first-time or longtime homeowner, DIY enhancements can have positive results - emotionally, esthetically and financially. The experts at True Value know DIY projects are more popular than ever - particularly those that help preserve family heirlooms, tailor your home to your tastes or help you save time and money. Here some expert tips from the True Value DIY Squad on a few of these projects: Family traditions Take a look at old furniture or a family heirloom to see how you can breathe some new life into it. By doing this, you add history to your home, create something unique you can't purchase at a store and bring to life an item that can be passed along for future generations. Make it your own Another benefit to DIY projects is that you have the freedom to personalize your space, making it a reflection of your personal taste. Think big picture, because oftentimes simple weekend projects can have a big impact. For instance, the DIY Squad recommends a fresh coat of paint to make a difference. Color can influence your mood and thoughts, so it's important that the colors of the rooms within your home reflect your personality and taste. Something as simple as reviving a room using color can breathe new life into you and your walls. Save time and money Putting in a little elbow grease upfront can pay off by saving you time and money in the long run. You can take on many simple projects yourself without breaking the bank or waiting for the contractor to call you back. "Even if you have very little DIY experience, you can find resources to help you complete a project on time and within budget," says Marian Parsons, blogger for Miss Mustard Seed and a member of the DIY Squad. "When in doubt, a trip to your local True Value hardware store is where you will find the answer. The aisles are filled with the supplies you need and the people behind the counter have the expertise to help you get the job done right."

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller Michael Uhl David Pavlic Thomas Wassell Debra Kirsch McMahon Horizon Home Solutions LLC Adam Devett Barbara Fleming et al. Gregory Young PLEASANT HILLS Desiree Nikolic Anna Albrecht et al. Kevin Barefoot et al. Estate of Lena Roth John Sheerin Frederick Mullner Cartus Financial Corp. Sean Burr Paul McGuade Mary Ellen Caldwell Ronald Hinerman Robert Melhado trustee Robinson Fore Inc. James Nagy Fred Saracco Beatrice Parker Central Penn Capital Management LLC Convenience Realty L.P.

Buyer

Address

Joseph and Leah Wagner Sean Burr Donald and Phyllis Wieczenski Byron Davidson Robert and Denise Perrine Arlene and John Gannon John and Diane Walsh William and Colleen Thompson

2004 Stoltz Road 4108 Terrace Ave. 2264 Watchfield Drive 6542 Zupancic Drive 1024 Ajay Drive 1121 Edith Ave. Hidden Ridge Court 1609 Princess Lane

Diane Feldman William and Joan Schivley Michael and Sara Kaczynski Michael and Christine O'Halek Doris Lee and Albert Lee Jr. Cartus Financial Corp. Katharine A and Mark Mazzarese Darren Hannum Regina and Charles Stroud Misty Shields and Christopher Hawk Halbert Wilburn David and Erin Kwiatkowski Leo Roberts Jr. and Ann Michele Roberts KRP Development L.P. Michael Weber and Jill Landy Deborah Marie Huenther Nicky Bova BT Pleasant Hills 2 L.P.

Price $143,000 $35,650 $290,000 $182,000 $185,400 $25,000 $8,500 $179,000

David Koval JEFFERSON HILLS MB2K Development Inc. Paul Folmar Jayne McGuirk NVR Inc. Halbert Trent Wilburn Mark Bachner David Tokey Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Randall Mason Peter Petrovich Scott Peters Southersby Development Corp. Gracyann Meyer Estate of Dorothy Lillian aka Kress Kurt Ronald Howard Madenberg Daniel Horgos Robert Phillips Mary Ann Warcola Lawrence Lattanzi Blaine Barker et al. Maronda Homes Inc. Jessie Asbury Zokaites Properties L.P. Clint Baldwin NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Estate of Anthony Joseph Barle Richard Osmond

Bradley and Amy Kszastowski

624 Arbor Lane $168,000 435 Nantucket Drive $121,000 158 Senate Drive $138,000 207 Delano Drive $67,194 600 Inglefield Drive $305,000 333 W. Bruceton Road $139,500 333 W. Bruceton Road $133,000 349 Delano Drive $27,000 154 E. Bruceton Road $174,000 303 E. Bruceton Road $149,339 503 Parkview Drive $169,500 291 Picture Drive $202,000 184 Robinson Drive $49,500 541 Torwood Lane $65,000 235 E. Bruceton Road $174,450 441 Old Clairton Road $115,000 480 Old Clairton Road $97,000 700 Clairton Road $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $315,000). 217 Manor Drive $160,000

Kip Edward and Stephanie Hatcher Swain Nicole Nicholas Robert Sexton Jr. and Kelly Sexton Gene and Kathern Pettiut Barbara Rougeux Nicholas Siefert and Jacqueline Hakala Justin and Lisa Hills Marisa Fentzel and Earl Fentzel III Korey and Brenda Hinkle William and Amber Moser Zachary Fine and Laura Degnan William Payne III and Lorraine Payne NVR Inc. Duane and Nancy Richey Timothy McNeal Ronald and Christine Helbig Anthony and Hyang Mi Frost Kevin and Kelly Barefoot Bradley Garrone and Rhiannon Kallis Nathan and Megan Bindas Ryan Glowacki Daniel Ranalli Wayne and Mary Severson Wilmington Trust NA trustee Patricia and Willim Lucas Mark and Arlene Hakins

Blue Ridge Drive 1021 Cochran Mill Road 617 Hidden Oak Drive 6001 Independence Drive 331 Joan of Arc Court 2020 Laurel Ridge Drive 108 Oakwood Drive 616 Setter Lane 634 Setter Lane 127 Tangelo Drive 6608 Willem Drive 1406 Council Place Independence Drive 6409 Jefferson Pointe Circle 2019 Riveview Drive 1321 Route 885 101 Towne Hall Entrance 214 Wakefield Road 316 New World Drive 2007 S. Scotia Hollow Road 106 Vine St. 2121 Lewis Run Road 624 Setter Lane 1137 State Route 885 5012 Dana Drive Unit 110H 1200 State Route 885

Michael DiMatteo Clyde Wilhelm Jr. and Heather Wilhelm

12 Gamble St. Barr Road

Richard Osmond

Richard and Carolyn Osmond

Kimberly Elias PETERS TOWNSHIP Mark Kline George Michael Mucha Jr. Eddy Land Co. John Leblond Williamson & Jefferson Inc. Gary Scarpelli Marcia Hopper NVR Inc. Timothy Swiatek David Norcutt Federal National Mortgage Assn. Wadwell Group Susan Rothengass NVR Inc. Stephen Pennington

Danielle DeCarlucci

$100,000 $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $19,559). 105 Barr Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $38,724). 102 Walnut Road $275,000

Rolando Gomez Santiago & Marisol Hernandez Zayas John and Betty Elton Samuel and Lu Ann Stewart William and Jean Stanhagen Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Found et Dennis and Helen Marie Hunt Adam and Jessica Murphy Donald Huddart Joyce Peat Raina Rippel Kent Knapschaefer and Jessica Lindsey Carpenter NVR Inc. John and Marilyn Hesemann Robert and Rae Ann Macosko Scott and Nichole Hatfield

101 Abbey Brook Court 267 Center Church Road 722 Crosswinds Drive 134 Driftwood Drive 445 Longleaf Drive 221 Red Oak Drive 208 Robinhood Lane 670 Scenic Ridge Drive 411 Scott Lane 131 Thomas Road 304 Bunker Hill Drive Cortland Drive 110 Jomat Drive 617 Scenic Ridge Drive 105 Sunny Dell Lane

$57,900 $124,900 $329,000 $298,740 $115,000 $410,000 $241,900 $310,112 $334,469 $226,800 $90,000 $430,000 $25,000 $209,000 $128,600 $107,000 $378,000 $293,500 $95,000 $138,500 $127,000 $40,000 $282,682 $1,877 by sheriff's deed. $230,670 $119,000

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller Sean Madison Community Bank Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC David Celko NVR Inc. Eddy Land Co. Machine Tool System Inc.

Buyer Lyndsey and Michael Lesonick Joshua and Shan Hoyt Edward and Sarah Poon Jeffrey Jackson and Deborah Holland Marc and Denise Grant James and Jenna Ellis Bruce and Nola Yeager

Address

Price

148 Brookdale Circle $340,000 311 Braeburn Drive $850,000 338 Buckingham Drive $1,301,508 201 Buffalo Ridge Road $407,500 703 Chadwick Drive $638,900 723 Crosswinds Drive $450,000 632 E. McMurray Road $0 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $384,859). Michael Sabatini Erik Duritza 138 Ivy Lane $179,900 Desha Dawn Freely Brendan Michael Freely 203 Lake Colony Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $130,445). Desha Dawn Freely trustee Caryn Marie Ruggieri trustee 203 Lake Colony Drive $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $132,421). Donald Heskett Danilo and Jessica Policarpio 118 Oak Ridge Drive $460,000 Robert Todd Paul and Marcia Tershel 227 Scott Lane $127,000 John McCahan Parker Reginald Wells 114 Snyder Drive $905,000 Williamson & Jefferson Inc. NVR Inc. Ashwood Drive $123,000 Scott Koepka John and Marlene Thomas 167 Bittersweet Circle $534,900 NVR Inc. Earl and Nicole Easter 547 Cortland Drive $346,075 Peter Cassini Felix and Ilka Siegel 209 Farmington Drive $455,000 Theodore Taylor III NVR Inc. Hedgerow Drive $115,000 Wadwell Group NVR Inc. 172 Iron Run Road $42,883 Steven Hirsh Ryan and Jenna Powell 242 King Richard Drive $386,000 Dale Griffith Patrick and Jamie Oney 167 Orchard Drive $295,000 NVR Inc. Jeffrey and Christy Smith 222 Overlook Ave. $461,334 Lois Murray Keeneland Properties LLC 344 Scott Lane $128,500 Marilyn Strang Grant and Jennifer Carroll 326 Squire Lane $354,900 Theodore Taylor III Leech & Henry Construction Inc. 119 Whispering Pines $142,000 Wadwell Group NVR Inc. Cortland Drive $93,000 William Blodgett Diana and Moises Carmona 145 Jonathan Drive $300,000 Kathleen Gallant Zhu Wen Zheng and Fen Lin 124 McClintock Drive $204,000 John Orban Ashley Edward and Cindy Murry 147 Oakwood Road $327,500 NVR Inc. Matthew and Dana McNulty 653 Scenic Ridge Drive $404,977 Matthew Barrett Joshua and Lisa Craft 292 Sutherland Drive $241,500 Theodore Taylor III Leech & Henry Construction Inc. 121 Whispering Pines $142,000 Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

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1 – Doug Edgell Band (Acoustic) 2 – Karaoke 8– Antoinette (Jazz & Blues) 9 – DJ 15 – Sputzy (Soloist) 16– DJ 21 – Jessica Lee (Jazz & Blues) 22 – DJ 29 – DJ RINKY DINKS ROADHOUSE 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 9 – Andy Gregg & The Second Hand Band 15 – Ruff Creek 23 – Andy Gregg & The Second Hand Band 27 – Ruff Creek RIVER HOUSE CAFÉ 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi 2 – The Classic’s 9 – Brother Jeep 14 – Mystery Dinner Show

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Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora, 2 lots and 2 vault, $3600. 2 Lots $1600. Call 724-258-8631 _________________________________________________

WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps or anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203.

4 Cemetery Lots in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Garden of the Well of Samaria $2400.00. Flex Steel Recliner Chair, beige, very good condition $50.00. Chest of drawers and dresser with lighted shelf, dark Walnut, excellent condition $150.00. 2 Ethan Allen Chairs $15.00 each. Desk and chair $15.00. 2 dirt bike helmets MX4 $25.00 each. Heart mirror, pink electric lighted frame $25.00. Call 724-483-5864 _________________________________________________

Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. _________________________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older. Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. _________________________________________________

Single cemetery lot at the Mon Valley Memorial Park, Second St - Donora, in the Garden of the Redeemer. $400 plus transfer fee. 724379-4264 _________________________________________________

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------------- PETS ---------Shih Tzu puppies ready Nov 1 & Nov 5. All males. 3 Black & Whites, 4 Black w/White Markings, 1 solid Black & 1 Red & Tan w/White Markings (dobie marked). Call for Price. 724-872-8364 _________________________________________________ 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. 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. _________________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------Townhouse, 2 bdrm, must see, Finleyville, $99,999. 724-413-4726 _________________________________________________

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Apartment for rent – 1 bedroom upstairs efficiency at 230 Donnan Ave., Washington. Inside gentle pet is acceptable with approval. Just a few blocks from downtown and W&J College. Total electric. $400 per month plus utilities. First and last months rent required down. 724258-9115. _________________________________________________ FOR SALE - Restaurant/Bar/Office Space..$265,000. Located at 416418 Fallowfield Avenue., Charleroi, Pa .... Call Dana Kostishack Howard Hanna Real Estate. 412-401-7023 FINLELYVILLE Light & bright 3 bedroom townhome, end unit, 2.5 baths, 2 car/grg, 3yrs. Immediate, near Rt 43,Tuscany Estates. $150,000 Bob and Nancy Pflueger 412-370-6930

Prudential Preferred Realty Mobile Home for Sale or Rent – located in mobile home park at 135 Union St., New Eagle. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, propane heat, on 88 transit bus line, in Ringgold School District, maximum 2 inside gentle pets accepted. Rent to own considered w/1st and last months rent down. HUD accepted. 724-350-5983. _________________________________________________ CATSKILLS MINI FARM 35 acres - Farmhouse - $169,900 6 mi to Delhi. Large pond, spring, barns, great views, pasture. Owner terms! Call (888) 738-6994 or www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com _________________________________________________

LOCAL BUSINESSES, MERCHANTS AND SERVICES ASPHALT MAINTENANCE NEW COAT SEALING SERVICES – Driveways/Parking Lots/Line Striping. PA066032*WBE130630 Free Estimates. 412-295-2942 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

CATERING ITALIAN SPECIALTY & GOURMET CATERING, LLC Catering for All Events. Parties from 10 to 5000 People. Weddings * Graduations * Communions * Reunions. 412-3414626. www.iscatering.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

WUENSTEL BROTHERS GARAGE DOOR COMPANY – Second Generation family owned. Since 1977. Residential Replacement Specialists. 3526C Cliff Street, Finleyville. 724348-7550. (PA-HIC 009388). __________________________

DVD TRANSFER/ HOME MOVIES FAMILY MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD – also transfer VHS, VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page: http://www.debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages.com __________________________

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

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

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FOR SALE – INVESTMENT PROPERTY; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534 LENDER MUST SELL SHORT! HISTORIC CATSKILL MTN FARM OCT 5TH & 6TH Over 1,000 acres being Sold Off in just 32 Parcels! 5 to 147 acre tracts at 50% Below Market Prices! 2 1/2 Hrs NY City, Gorgeous Mtn Views, Farmhouses,Springs & Ponds! Call (888) 738-6994 to register or go to www.newyorklandandlakes.com for a virtual tour NOW! _________________________________________________

------------- SERVICES ---------Ron’s Painting – interior/exterior – over 30 years exp., free estimates – neat & reliable. 724-348-5731. Gutter Cleaning – South Hills Area – reasonable rates – 30 years experience. Call George – 724-348-4855 _________________________________________________ Dog Training: AKC Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, obedience, puppies, manners, more! Karyn727@comcast.net or 412-855-4678. FAMILY MOVIE TRANSFERS AND DVD MONTAGE CREATIONS BY DEB CHEPLIC. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD – also transfer VHS, VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page: Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. _________________________________________________ Have an Event to promote? Want to market to towns & cities outside of your own hometown? We can help your organization reach over 1 million readers for only $100.Visit www.midatlanticevents.net for more details or call 800-450-7227. _________________________________________________

Family Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. Transfer family 8mm and Super 8 reel (projector) movies to DVD – also transfer VHS,VHS-C DV tapes, vinyl records and cassettes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page: _________________________________________________ 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. _________________________________________________

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

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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is November 10)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. A new Papa Johns Pizza just opened in what community ? What award did the North Strabane Junior Girl Scouts earn? Who received the Outstanding Woman in Agriculture Award? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to our October Pizza Puzzler winners! CELIA MATESICH - Charleroi • MARY ANN ABT - South Park


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Food & Dining Staying in or going out, plan your evening using the Union-Finley Messenger Dining Guide.


Walk in No Appointment Necessary Most insurance accepted.

Convenient Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lab hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. No Sunday lab hours.

For more information call 724-348-6699. 3701 Route 88, Finleyville

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Union Finley Messenger November 2013  

Union Finley Messenger November 2013

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