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Vol. 9, Issue 9

APRIL 2013

Visit us online at www.unionfinley.com Spring Home & Garden Guide

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Ringgold Hosts Boys ‘Indoor Soccer’ Tournament

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Monongahela Gears Up For 5th Annual Bar “Crawl�

Mark Your Calendars Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Ethan Kozlowski - May 18

By Samantha Milton

A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Ethan Kozlowski and his continuing struggle with GA1 will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 7:00 p.m. at the Floreffe Firehall, 1540 State Street, Jefferson Hills. Advanced ticket sales are adults $10, children (ages 4-12) $5, 3 and under are free. For tickets, call Sherry at 412-559-5875 or email connie268@comcast.net. Tickets also available at Elrama Tavern and Shop N Go (West Elizabeth). Tickets will be available at door. Adults $12, children $6. Chinese auction and Ethan Kozlowski 50/50. For more information on GA-1 and Ethan, like his Facebook page: Ethan's Enduring Endeavor with GA-1.





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Monongahela will be “crawling� again for the 5th Annual Monongahela Bar Crawl on Saturday May 4. Last year, the bar crawl collected donations for the Monongahela Area Library. This year, Wes and Sharon Rippel, owners of “The Bar� in Monongahela have decided to donate the profits to The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. The donations will be used for the numerous children’s events that take place in Monongahela like the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Santa House, holiday parades and other numerous activities that keep our area children entertained throughout the year. Signups for this year's bar crawl will take place at “The Bar� on West Main Street in Monongahela. A donation of $15 will get you a Bar Crawl T-shirt and a koozie. In order to reserve a T-shirt, your donation must be paid no later than April 20. Those interested in donating without participating in the actual crawl are welcome to make a monetary donation at any time. Please make all checks payable to The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Donations can be dropped off at “The Bar� or mailed to 131 West Main St, Monongahela, PA 15063. If you have any questions please contact Sharon Rippel @ (724) 258-3211 anytime after 6PM. Get ready to support another great cause all while having a great time! See you there!

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Monongahela Valley Hospital Gives Carroll Township Police Department the Right Rx for Greater Efficiency The Carroll Township Police Department has new computers in their vehicles compliments of Monongahela Valley Hospital. The police department maintains a substation near the entrance to the hospital’s Emergency Department. During a conversation with Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital, police chief Paul Brand mentioned that he wanted to equip the police vehicles with new computers for greater efficiency. Mr. Pictured (l-r) Dorian King, a network coordinator at Panza set up a meeting between the Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township chief and Dorian King, a network Police Officer Michael Fendya and Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of MVH. coordinator in the hospital’s Information Systems Department, who researched the appropriate hardware software that enables the officers to: • Run license plate numbers and software to maximize the func• Receive calls on the screen to tionality. reduce radio time “One of the main objectives was to • Process an individual driver’s identify durable hardware that could license and view an exact image of the be transported between vehicles and license on the screen withstand they type of hostile environ• Access the Internet to check for ments that the police officers face,” outstanding warrants when on traffic said Mr. King. “We also had to examstops ine the necessary RAM and memory “Our partnership with Monongahela capabilities as well as the computers’ Valley Hospital is beneficial in so ability to support future technological many ways,” said Chief Brand. “The advancements.” computers that the hospital generousThe hospital provided the departly provided to our department will ment with two Panasonic increase the effectiveness of how we Toughbook® computers which can protect the local community.” endure practically anything — shock, Officer Michael Fendya added, extreme temperatures and dust or “We were totally floored by the gendebris. It can also be used for self erosity of Monongahela Valley defense and minor protection. Hospital.” The computers are equipped with

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . APRIL 3 WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS MEETING - 7:30 pm at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The program will be a presentation “A walk down memory lane – a History of the Women’s Club of Jefferson Hills” . Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. Guests are welcome. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. JOINT MON VALLEY ORTHODOX CHURCHES PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY SERVICES 6:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, 314 6th St., Monongahela. APRIL 4 BINGO - 7:00 pm at Elrama Volunteer Fire Company. Games include Regular Bingo, Big Diamond, Little Diamond, Big 4 Corners and Little 4 Corners. FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Venetia, PA. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609.

APRIL 5 MVH AUXILIARY $5 JEWELRY SALE - Friday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is sponsoring a $5 jewelry sale with a variety of costume jewelry available for purchase.For more information, call 724-258-1167. SISTER’S CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN - presented at St. Thomas A’ Becket, 139 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills at 7 pm. The cost of a ticket is $30. For more information, call 412-655-2885. APRIL 5-6 FLEA MARKET - Brightwood Christian Church, corner of West Library Avenue and Center Street in Bethel Park. Friday hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. If

you want to find out more about Brightwood Christian Church, log onto www.brightwoodchurch.org. APRIL 5 - 7 MON VALLEY HOME SHOW - The 22nd Annual Mon Valley Home Show, located at the Rostraver Ice Gardens on Route 51 in Belle Vernon, will be held Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. From contractors, financial advisors, health and wellness, specialty products both for the home and for you, winery’s, snacks from the kitchen, and even goodies for your pets! Various exhibitors throughout the show will have some fabulous giveaways for you to sign up for as well. The kids will have fun too. There will be face painting and balloon art by Lulu the Clown on Saturday and Sunday, and a Special appearance by The Washington Wild Thing early Sunday afternoon. A Kids Clinic will provide activities to the first 25 kids to sign up on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. APRI 6 FISH FRY DINNER - Sponsored by the Sarah Allen Missionary Society. Bethel A.M.E. Church, 700 West Main St., Monongahela from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. $7. Takeout orders can be placed by calling 724-258-6491 11:00 am3:00 pm. HAM DINNER - 4 - 8 pm at Gary’s Chuck Wagon, 209 South 2nd Street, West Newton. $10 to benefit the West Newton Little House. For tickets/ information, call Debbie at 724-8727937, Barb at 724-872-9687, or Terri at 724872-8918. 25TH ANNUAL FABRIC FAIR - 9:00AM 2:00PM, South Park Home Economics Building, South Park, PA. Sponsored by the Salvation Army Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Auxiliary. Fabrics, notions, yarns, and crafts! Due to large crowds, strollers are not permitted. Fabric donations will not be accepted at the fair. Cash and checks only. For more info or questions, please call Leah Horcholic at 412-446-1534

DAVE WICKERHAM IN CONCERT - presented by The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society at Keystone Oaks High School Auditorium, Dormont at 2:00 pm. Doors open at 1:30. Dave will perform a concert of popular music on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Tickets in advance are $15 by e-mailing Patos.Mail@verizon.net or by calling 412-241-8108 or 724-4469744. Tickets are $20 at the door. Children and students are free with adult admission. For more information, visit www.theatreorgans.com/patos. FREE PAPER SHREDDING – hosted by Mike Budinsky, State Farm Agent, at 3 Airport Road, Finleyville (Intersection of Route 88 and Airport Road), from 10 a.m. – 1p.m. Mike would like to help you get organized this spring by providing complimentary paper shredding performed by a reputable paper-shredding company. No need to be one of Mike’s policyholders – this free service is offered to all. Bring up to 5 regular-sized boxes of papers to the 1st Annual Spring Cleaning Shred. For more information, call 724-3487777. OLDIES DANCE - 8 p.m. - Midnight at Stockdale Fire Hall. Music by DJ Ralph Trilli. The event, which is open to the public, again will carry a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) format. The fire department will provide refreshments (not pop). Admission is $10 per person To register, call 724-330-5002. ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE - Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. 9:00 AM 1:00 PM. There is always a great selection of books, toys, clothing, and household items. These will be located in the downstairs area. And if you take a deep breath, you will be able to smell the delicious food items and snacks on sale as well, the word “Kielbasa” has been mentioned. As your move to the upper level you’ll find antiques, collectibles and usually a few surprise items. Don’t miss the “Bag Sale Blowout” during the last half hour of the sale. For additional information, call the church office at 412-8842722.

APRIL 6-7 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Trax Farms Events Room. Over 40 locals artists. Jewelry, purses, quilts, gifts for baby, glassworks, paper party goods, dolls, original art, children’s accessories and bags, pottery and ceramics, eco chic, handmade soaps and body lotions, batik art, knit goods, photography, flower arrangements, wood arts, greeting cards, garden accessories, women’s accessories, mosaics, home decor, terrariums, wellness and beauty products. For more information, see our Facebook Page or contact Bethetrax@yahoo.com.

APRIL 7 - 21 HOAGIE SALE - 16” Italian Hoagies, orders taken April 7 - 21 by calling Jamee Powell at 724348-0291 or Ann Lorenzi at 724-348-8977. Pick-up at Mingo Church on Thursday, April 25 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Cost is $7. Proceeds to support Free Wheelchair Project. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 561 Mingo Church Rd., Finleyville

APRIL 9 SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB MEETING - 8:00 pm at the Bethel Park Presbyterian Church. All are invited. This month’s program will be alternative hobby night. A 50/50 and prizes for kids. For more information, call 724-984-6611. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST - hosted by Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Registration and Meet and Greet in The Jefferson Room in the Bibro Building at 8:00 a.m., breakfast at 8:20 a.m., presentation at 8:40 a.m. RSVP by April 1 to Susan Barrett at 412-469-5083. SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 pm at the South Park Community Room. The Friends are looking for volunteers to help with fence and bridge railing installation and laying of limestone trail surface. Information concerning the Montour trail may be obtained at www.montourtrail.org.


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The annual Spring Rummage-Recycling Sale will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The “bag sale” and half-price sale starts at 12:30. Collection day is Friday, April 12 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. For more information, call Marilyn at 412-831-5704.

HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS Thursday, April 11 from 3 - 5 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. The tours begin at Healthy Directions walk-in health care facility in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health Care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital will discuss “High Blood Pressure: Your Salt and Sodium Intake.” To regiser, call 724348-6699 or 724-258-1148.

ST. KATHERINE DREXEL SCHOOL CALENDAR PARTY - The famous women’s-day-out fundraiser will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree at noon. Hot luncheon, cash bar, and gift auction. Prizes are spectacular. Admission is $30/person. Tickets can be reserved by calling the school at 412-833-0233.

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

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PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY BOOK SALE Friends of the Pleasant Hills Library will hold its annual used book sale April 11 - 14 at the Pleasant Hills borough building. Preview night is Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is $6.00 (preview night only). Friday, April 12 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 5pm. Sunday, April 14, bag day, is from Noon to 3 pm. Bags are provided; full bag for $5.00.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR FEET WITH DIABETES - presented by the Mon Valley Hospital Diabetes Support Group at the Mon Valley YMCA. To register, call 724-258-1483.

APRIL 12 CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER - Friday, April 12 at First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. Serving from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Adults $7, youth $5, children under 5 free. Entertainment in Simpson Chapel at 7:00 pm. For more information, call 724-258-7054.

SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB MEETING - 9:30 am at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. Speaker is Mark Davis, LN, RD. His topic is “Everything You Wanted to Know about Supplements and Then Some.” Contact Nancy at 412-341-4207 for more information.

APRIL 18 FOOD AND FRIENDS FREE MEAL PROGRAM - from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Presbyterian Church, Venetia. All are welcome. For information, contact Patti at 724-941-6609.

APRIL 12-13 FREE FLEA - at Thomas Presbyterian Church Christian Life Center, Eighty Four. Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. New items added each day. All items are completely free, all we ask is that you make a donation. Donations accepted in the CLC starting on Sunday, April 7 through Friday, April 12 between 8:00 am and Noon. If you need items picked up, contact Sandy at 724-263-2574.

APRIL 13 GEORGE SOLOMON - one-man variety show at Ringgold Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at www.monaquatorium.org/ or by calling 724-258-5905. ROAST BEEF DINNER - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Windover Hills UMC, 6751 Ridge Road, South Park. Cost for adults is $9, kids is $4 and children under 4 are free. FIRE AND ICE FAMILY NIGHT - sponsored by Family Worship Center of Pittsburgh from 7 - 10 pm at Iceoplex in Southpointe. $10 per person, $35 for a party of 4, $42 for party of 5, and $45 for party of 6. Ice skating from 8:30 - 10 pm, all other activities 7 - 10 pm. Visit www.fwcpgh.org for more information. OLDIES DANCE - White Oak American Legion, Capitol Drive, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. $5.00 per person. All proceeds benefit local veterans. A 50/50 will be offered, the kitchen will be open. For more information, call 724-984-6611. SPRING RUMMAGE-RECYCLING SALE Presbyterian Women in Westminster Church.

AARP 55 ALIVE BEGINNERS DRIVING COURSE - Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 724-258-1234.

APRIL 18 - 19 ART EXHIBIT AND SALE - The Friends of the Clairton Library cordially invite you to come and view an exhibit featuring works by local artists. Thursday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

APRIL 19 HILLBILLY HOEDOWN - 7:30 pm - Midnight at Elizabeth Boro Bingo Hall. Cash prizes for best dressed, best dressed couple and most original. Burping contest, pig hollering contest, corn hole, small game of chance. Presale tickets are $15 donation, no tickets will be sold at the door. For information, call Wendy at 412-405-9143. Tickets available at Hair Force, RSR Tech, Elizabeth VFC and Elizabeth Moose. GYRO SALE WITH GYROS BY GEORGE Friday, April 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hospital Central Plaza, outdoors. For more information, call 724-258-1167. TASTE OF TOWNSHIP - an evening full of food, entertainment, and auction items with proceeds to benefit the Peters Township Public Library. 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Valley Brook Country Club. Tickets available at the Peters Library for $50 per person cash or check made out to “TOT Friends of the Library.” For more information, contact Harry at 724-942-0396.


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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . APRIL 20 RUMMAGE SALE - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Wrights United Methodist Church, Venetia. The sale will benefit local missions and the Appalachia Service project youth mission trip. If you have items you wish to donate or for more information, contact Kathy Jo at 724-348-5969. COMMUNITY DINNER DANCE - hosted by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 - 11:30 pm. This event will be held at the Valley Inn VFD Social Hall. Donation is $30 for dinner and dancing. Cash bar available. For more information, contact 724-258-5919. PANCAKE BREAKFAST - 8:00 am till Noon hosted by Pleasant Hills Lions Club at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Pleasant Hills. Adults $6.00, children 5 to 10 $4.00, under 5 free. Proceedsbenefit Thomas Jefferson String Ensemble. For more information, call 412-7213101. SPAGHETTI DINNER - Odd Fellows Hall, Gastonville from 2:00 - 7:00 pm. Adults $7.00, children under 12 $4.00. Dinner includes spaghetti, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Takeout available by calling 724-348-6035.

ST. VALENTINE CHURCH CHRISTIAN MOTHERS ANNUAL FLEA MARKET - doors open at 9:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Admission is free for you to browse over 75 tables of items including 67 outside vendors. We also offer hot lunch and a bake sale. This is an indoor event held at Frawley Hall in Bethel Park. SCHWAN’S TRUCKLOAD EVENT - 8:00 am 1:00 pm at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Rd., to benefit Wrights Youth Camping Program. Purchase directly from the Schwan’s Truck or for more information on preorders or gift cards, contact 724-348-5718. MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE - Saturday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. ECC. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. For more information, call 724-258-1167. VENDOR AND CRAFT SHOW - sponsored by Ringgold High School Band Boosters from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Ringgold High School cafeteria. Free admission. To register, call 724-2929489 or email joyceam724@comcast.net.

APRIL 21 VENDOR SHOW - hosted by Relay For Life team from Ringgold High School from 2 - 5 pm

at Library Baptist Church in Finleyville. If interested in advertising for your business, contact Jordan Curry at 724-884-6240. $25 donation for each table and please donate a silent auction product.

APRIL 27 SPRING FLING CRAFT SHOW - 10 am - 3 pm at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Finleyville. Come and check out all the crafts for sale. 25 crafters. Donuts and light lunch items for sale. BETHEL PARK REPUBLICAN DINNER - 5:30 9:00 pm at the Bethel Park Community Center. Speaker is Dr. Paul Kengor, Executive Director/Professor/Author, The Center for Vision & Values - Grove City College. Topic is “What is a Reagan Conservative?” $40.00 per person / $20.00 for students. For more information, go to BPGOP.COM or call 412-440-3963. SPRING KID’S FEST - 2:00 - 4:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela. All ages welcome. Activities, baby animals, food and prizes. For more information, call 724-258-7054. CAR & BIKE CRUISE - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Tom Clark Motorsports, Belle Vernon. Free admission, trophies and dash plaques, free food and entertainment, 50/50 and giveaways. $1

entry fee per car/bike. $5 entry fee to be eligible for trophies and giveaway per car/bike. For more information, call 724-929-7333. “ROCKING CANCER” BENEFIT DANCE Friends and family of Kate Crawford are hosting a Crawford’s Rocking Cancer Benefit Dance on April 27, from 6:00 pm to midnight at the Rostraver Central Fire Department. Live Music, Chinese Auction, and 50/50-Raffles. Crawford is battling Stage 4 Cancer. Tickets are $20 a person, and can be bought in advance or at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Rostraver Central VFC, Rostraver Police Department, and Clairton Police Department. For further information contact 724-379-5036.

APRIL 28 MYSTICAL PSYCHIC FAIR - 12 - 5 pm at Library Fire Hall, South Park. Large variety of readers and vendors to choose from. For further information, call Deborah at 724-348-8063 or email angeleyescu@yahoo.com. OPEN HOUSE - 8 am - 12:30 pm at Venetia Community Center. Featuring a sausage and pancake breakfast and a model railroad train show on the second floor.


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FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Monongahela Area Historical Society held their February Meeting Thursday, February 28 in the Parlor of the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. President Susan Bowers called the meeting to order at 7 pm and reviewed old and new business. Dues of fifteen dollars for individuals and twenty dollars for families are being accepted by cash or check as well as PayPal via the MAHS website www.monongahelahistoricalsociety.co m. Members were reminded the website also sells historical society merchandise, including the "Monongahela throw." These one hundred percent cotton throws are American made and of the highest quality. They make excellent gifts for both residents and former residents. They are sold in Monongahela at the MAHS Museum, CJ’s Furniture, and Frye Funeral Home. Sales of these throws along with the autumn Ghost Walks are the primary source of MAHS funding. The Speaker Topic for the February meeting was the Cincinnati Mine Disaster which passes its one hundredth anniversary April 23, 2013. Scott Frederick, retired Ringgold High School Teacher presented the program with the assistance of the Boy Scouts from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Monongahela, PA. The Cincinnati Mine (ca. 1889 – 1930’s) was a drift mine about 2 miles northeast of Courtney. Ninety seven men lost their lives in the mine explosion and fire that spring day of April 23, 1913. 96 were lost in the explosion and fire and a 97th life was lost when the mask of one of the rescuers failed. The explosion was so great as to be felt miles away. Students at the Central School where Niagara Bank now stands across from the Monongahela Post Office felt the vibrations and rushed of their classrooms knowing it had to be a mine explosion with loss of life. Mr. Frederick introduced the topic stating his own family members including his grandfather were in that coal mine. Most of the miners were from Monongahela. He wove a fascinating tale of the history of coal mining and the disaster itself using copious visual aides

The "Monongahela Throw" on display at the Monongahela Historical Society. These 100% cotton throws are available for sale.

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Homemade Music Kicks Off National Library Week at Peters Township Library Visitors to the Peters Township Public Library on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. will be invited to sing songs, play homemade musical instruments and explore Pennsylvania’s past as they kick off the library’s National Library Week celebration. The library will host Paula Purnell, an award-winning performer and educator, who will demonstrate a host of musical instruments while sharing songs from Pennsylvania’s past in “Homemade Music in Pennsylvania.” Bring along a sturdy plastic water/soda bottle to create your own personal instrument. Register to attend this free program by emailing programs@ptlibrary.org, or call 724-941-9430.

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Area residents and family members anxiously stand at the mouth of the Cincinnati Mine located near Courtney in Union Townshipin April 1913. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress Title: Finleyville - at mouth of mine http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/12200/12289v.jpg • Creator(s): Bain News Service, publisher • Date Created/Published: [1913 April]

distributed by the scouts. Scott transported the audiences from the Monongahela River side of Courtney Hill where miners entered the mine at over to the “mule entrance” on the Rte. 88 side, where one can see the Cincinnati Mine Historical Marker. Mr. Frederick’s vivid description of the darkness of a coal mine and men walking miles under ground and encountering victims sometimes their own family members gripped the audience. Scott gave his audience the list of names of the perished coal miners as well as an historical pamphlet on the Cincinnatti Mine disaster. There were over 200 men in the mine when it exploded and most of them did get out. The Monongahela Area Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public, held 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Once again the Saint Francis of Assisi High School Ministry is setting out to help someone who is unable to help herself. The Ministry is in the midst of getting ready for a Vendor and Craft Fair which is a fundraiser to assist Love Bright – a 20 year old quadriplegic. Dove was diagnosed with transverse myelitis over a year ago and remains paralyzed still today. On February 24, 2012, Dove woke with a stiff neck and by noon had become paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. The doctors told her mother that in the last 10 years they have seen only ten cases like Dove's. The Saint Francis High School Ministry is having the Vendor and Craft

Fair on Saturday, May 11, at the Saint Francis Finley Hall from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. They are renting tables to vendors and crafters at the rate of just $25 for one table $45 for two tables. Extensive advertising is being done to get the word out about the event so attendance should be good. The High School Ministry kids are already busy giving a helping hand at the Finleyville Food Bank or taking meals to a Ronald McDonald House. On hearing about Dove’s health problem, they decided to take on one more challenge – help making Dove’s life a bit better. Mary Jane Jurofcik is the leader of the Ministry and also helps in caring for Dove. If you’re a vendor or crafter come and join the Fair. Anyone interested in renting a table should contact Mary Jane Jurofcik at 724-344-2444.

West Elizabeth Fire Department to Host Craft and Vendor Show The West Elizabeth Fire Department is hosting a Craft and Vendor show on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. If you have a craft, sell a product or simply have items around your house that you would like to sell, contact Lisa Morris at lisammorris65@yahoo.com. The cost for crafters is $15 a table plus one item to add to a Chinese auction. The cost for vendors is $24 a table. Some of the vendors already signed up include chocolate, pottery, paparazzi accessories, Avon, Tupperware, popcorn shirts, jewelry, body wraps, purses, doll clothes, dog accessories, stuffed animal lamps, and even a psychic!


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Applications Sought for SPYFC Annual Scholarship South Park Youth Football and Cheerleading (SPYFC) will again be awarding a $250 scholarship to 2013 graduates of South Park High School that had participated in the South Park Youth Football and Cheer League. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have completed their final eligible year in South Park Youth Football and Cheer league as either a football player or cheerleader. Applicant will need to submit an essay on the subject “What participating in South Park Youth Football and Cheer meant to me” along with the scholarship application. All essays will be judged by an independent third party. Winning essay may be published on league website. Scholarship will be presented at the South Park High School Annual Athletic Award Banquet. Please contact the league at spjreagles@aol.com with any further questions. Applications can be downloaded from our website at www.southparkjunioreagles.com. Deadline to submit application is April 30th.

Vendor and Craft Show Slated for April 20 The Ringgold High School Band Boosters are sponsoring a Vendor and Craft Show on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Ringgold High School cafeteria. Visit displays for Pink Zebra, Mary Kay, Avon, Pampered Chef, glass block crafts, custom jewelry, jams and jellies, stone work and much more. Basket auction and concession items will also be available. Free admission for shoppers. Deadline for booth registration is April 13. For information or to register, call 724-292-9489 or email joyceam724@comcast.net.

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Buy Your Tickets Now! "Pittsburgh Extravaganza" Raffle Sponsored by SPYFC South Park Youth Football and Cheerleading (SPYFC) is selling raffle tickets for a "Pittsburgh Extravaganza" basket. For just $10, you will get four chances on the Big Four lottery drawing to win the basket. Prizes included in the basket are 2 Steelers game tickets, 2 Penguin game tickets, 4 Pirate game tickets, 4 passes to the Pittsburgh Zoo, 4 passes to the Carnegie Science Center, gift certificates to local restaurants, and $500 cash! Tickets can be purchased from any South Park Youth cheerleader or football player or by emailing the league at spjreagles@aol.com.

Flag Retirement Ceremony Scheduled in South Park The Cub Scouts of Pack 225 and the Boy Scouts of Troop 225 with Charter organization – St. Valentine’s Church, Bethel Park, will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 pm at the Flag Retirement Plaza in South Park. The South Park Flag Retirement Plaza is located on Wooded Gap Road, near the intersection of Corrigan Drive and Brownsville Road. Everyone is welcome. Flags that are worn, faded, dirty or out of date will be accepted for retirement. Veterans and active members from all branches of the Armed Forces will be our special guests. Contact Pack 225 Cubmaster, Andy Moran, at 412-735-8944 or send an e-mail to cubmaster225@verizon.net if you have any questions.


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ski slopes where you can sled, ski, or snowboard yourself to the As I sit here it is still brink of frigidity! You March… and it is still cold. can participate in The weatherman has preextreme camping and dicted more snow and it live in the deep snow or seems that it will never winter biking… which warm up. I have not heard a really freaks me out word about global warming because the wind chill in months. makes it even colder. I am old, at least by the I like the cold and the William “Wild Willy” standards of young modern winter months. I feel Frankfort thinking, but I remember that I can go farther winter and I remember snow because I am not competing with the on opening day of antlered deer season heat of late spring or summer. I like the and shoveling the sidewalk on Easter. fact that a good deep freeze kills of What we have experienced this year is more bugs, which means less of them winter in all its benefits and draw flying about and less of a chance of backs. sucking one down when breathing If you think about it, as a modern heavy. society we are entirely suited for winter. I like throwing snow balls and We have more diversions available to us making snow forts and having long sled than at any time in history and the rides. You know, the kind that last for technology to create more. We have a more than three seconds to complete myriad of ways to keep warm and dry, and a minute to walk back to the top of snack food that render little or no calo- the hill. I dislike those folk who comries, and comfort foods that can render plain at length about something they us into a food coma that would make can’t change and wouldn’t because our ancestors hold a mirror under our they’re too lazy anyway. nose to check for signs of life. Soon enough those folk will be comIf you do not like the cold you can menting at length about how hot it is hop a jet plane and fly to a warmer cli- and how much they miss winter, in the mate or visit a place like an indoor midst of lying out on their decks beach that mimics a warmer climate. slathered in coco butter and smelling of You can float on the lazy river with a coconut and margarita’s. drink in your hand and fool yourself I will miss you winter, I am your fan, out of winter. I am winter born… You can embrace winter and visit the

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"Hillbilly Hoedown" in Elizabeth Slated for April 19 There will be a Hillbilly Hoedown on Friday, April 19 from 7:30 pm - Midnight at the Elizabeth Boro Bingo Hall. Cash prizes for best dressed, best dressed couple and most original. Burping contest, pig hollering contest, corn hole, small game of chance. Presale tickets are $15 donation, no tickets will be sold at the door. Includes food, mixers and beer, BYOB. All proceeds will benefit the Western PA Humane Society, Elizabeth Fire & Rescue, Operation Troop Appreciation and the Annual Halloween Parade and Elizabeth War Memorial Fund. For information, call Wendy at 412-405-9143. Tickets available at Hair Force, RSR Tech, Elizabeth VFC and Elizabeth Moose.


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Stockdale Returns to Yesteryear with Oldies Dance Series The past will meet the present when another in a series of successful All Oldies, Only Oldies dance (record hops) is presented Saturday, April 6 at the Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department’s social center and banquet hall. “We are very pleased to resume these dances,” Al Marcy, assistant fire chief and entertainment chairman of the Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department, said. “Judging from the inquiries we’ve been getting, anticipation for this dance has been growing at a steady pace. This one will mark the start of our sixth year of the current series of hops and will perpetuate the legacy of the dances that started in 1957. It will be a great way to welcome spring.” The Stockdale dance, which has become one of the largest and most popular of its kind in western Pennsylvania in recent years, will run from 8 p.m. to midnight. Ralph Trilli. longtime area disc jockey and co-host with Bill Chappo of the Cruisin’ Sunday show on WJPA, will spin the Oldies. Trilli was a longtime associate of the late Jim “J.D. the D.J.” Dudas and hosted a memorial tribute to Dudas in October 2011. Some 550 persons attended the event to honor the memory and achievements of Dudas, who was the DJ at Stockdale for several years. “Ralph has a great ear for and knowledge of the music that Oldies aficionados request and appreciate,” Marcy said. “He worked with Jim for many years and is helping perpetuate the Mon Valley Memories music with the show on WJPA.” The April 6 event, which is open to the public, again will carry a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) format. Patrons are invited to bring their own

food and liquid refreshments. The fire department will provide refreshments (not pop). Admission is $10 per person and reservations and additional information are available at 724-330-5002. Checks are payable to Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department and should be sent, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Dance, P.O. Box 416, Roscoe, PA 15477. Those ordering tickets are requested to include their name, address, telephone number and email address. Complementing the then and now atmosphere at the April 6 dance will be the presence of Ron Paglia as guest host. Paglia was the disc jockey at the original hops from December 21, 1957 through August 1964. “Ron played an important role in the success of those dances more than 50 years ago,” Marcy said. “We are grateful to him for his efforts in recent years and look forward to him being with us on April 6.” The original dances were among the biggest in western Pennsylvania in the 1950s and early 1960s. Crowds of 1,000 or more teenagers were the rule during the heyday of those events, which featured many of the top recording artists of that era in live performances on the Stockdale stage. “Stockdale has been blessed with some outstanding disc jockeys ever since the inception of the original record hops in 1957,” Marcy said. “Terry Lee, Ron Paglia, Jim Dudas and John Barbero have hosted some of the biggest dances ever in the Pittsburgh region, and Porky Chedwick has been with us on several occasions as a special guest. The thousands of people who have come to Stockdale over the years feel the same way.”

Nourish Body and Soul With Homemade Soup Take Out Fundraiser Nourish your body and soul with homemade soup from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. For their monthly Soup Take Out fundraiser on April 10, the Sisters are offering homemade Wedding Soup, Chicken and Dumpling Soup, or Beef Barley Soup. A quart of soup is $5 and includes 2 dinner rolls. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 4 by calling 412-885-7232. Soup orders can be picked-up on Wednesday, April 10 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 out fundraisers throughout the year. Using fresh ingredients, Motherhouse chef Doug Brannock prepares healthier versions of soup by omitting additional salt. Wedding, their most popular soup, is always offered along with rotating selections that include Chicken Noodle, Broccoli, Potato, Vegetable Lentil, Chicken and Dumpling, and Acorn Squash, as well as other seasonal soups, Haluski and Chili. Soup patrons looking for unique gifts may visit the Sisters’ Gift Shoppe. Items offered include jewelry and accessories, Steelers themed gifts, baby items, holiday decorations, kitchen accessories, and the famous hand crocheted “scrubbers.” All proceeds from soup, coffee and craft sales benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God.

Dairy Farm Tours Offered at The Spring House Schedule a Dairy Farm Tour at The Spring House, 1531 Route 136, Washington, PA! Milk a cow, feed a calf, visit the whole herd at the feed bunk, watch the milking processing, and finish it off with an ice cream cone! Although we used to mainly do preschool groups, that has really changed in the last few years. Home school families, Senior citizen groups, high school groups, you name it, we love tailoring the tour to suit the needs of the group we are entertaining! Come on out to the farm for a fun morning or evening! Call 724-228-3339 or email springhousefarmtour@zoominternet.net to schedule a tour.

Pleasant Hills Library Holding Book Sale Friends of the Pleasant Hills Library will hold its annual used book sale April 11 - 14 at the Pleasant Hills borough building. Preview night is Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is $6.00 (preview night only), including refreshments. Hours of the sale are Friday, April 12 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 5pm. Sunday, April 14, bag day, is from Noon to 3 pm. Bags are provided; full bag for $5.00.


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Army Veteran Joins Race for Judicial Seat Former Army Major Alan Benyak, who served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as an Army lawyer, is seeking nomination to the Court of Common Pleas in Washington County. Benyak, 49, of Carroll, served four years on active duty and eight years in the Army reserves before leaving to start a successful private practice in Washington County. During the course of his military career, he also was appointed to serve as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. “I was honored to serve my country and my fellow military personnel as a lawyer, and now I Alan Benyak would like to bring time that experience to the civilian courts,” said Benyak, the only military veteran seeking one of two open seats on the Court of the Common Pleas. Benyak said he is concerned by the fact that none of the county’s judges or prosecutors has a military background at a time when more and more cases involve veterans struggling to return to civilian life. “A decade of war has left an immeasurable effect on our service men and women, especially those who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are fortunate in Washington County that the justice system has recognized that fact and created a special Veterans’ Court. I applaud that decision. Now it is time to have a judge on the bench who understands the circumstances and hardships facing returning veterans and their families.” During the course of his military career, Benyak was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Superior Unit Award (Desert Storm), National Defense Service Medal (Desert Storm), Army Achievement Medal and Army Service Ribbon. Upon leaving the military, Benyak began a private legal practice focused on estate planning and administration, family law, municipal law, general civil litigation and real estate. He currently serves as legal counsel to the Mon Valley Police Association and Municipal Authority of Belle Vernon, and he is a board member and officer of the Donora Public Library. In addition, he has served as a solicitor for numerous other boroughs, townships, and community organizations. “My work as an Army lawyer and, for the last two decades as a private practitioner, gives me the depth and breadth of experience needed to serve on the Common Pleas Court.” Over the course of his professional career, Mr. Benyak has been active on the boards of Community Action Southwest Head Start; Community Ambulance Service, Inc.; Washington Township Area Senior Citizens; The Redstone Cemetery and the United Way.

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Heritage Players Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser The Heritage Players will accept online reservations beginning April 1 for its murder mystery dinner theatre fundraiser, "Till Death Do Us Part" at the Castle Shannon Borough Building. Performances will be held May 18 at 7:00 pm and May 19 at 2:00 pm. Ticket price of $25.00 includes both Italian dinner and show. For tickets, visit www.heritageplayers.org or call 412-254-4633.

Community Action Southwest Now Accepting New Students in its Adult Education Program Community Action Southwest’s (CAS) Adult Education Program designed to assist Greene and Washington County residents age 17 or older to improve their skills and/or obtain their GED in order to secure employment or to enroll in a trade school or college is now accepting new students. A full schedule of classes is inplace in the two-county area. Classes are taught every Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week at the Greene, Mon Valley and Washington PA CareerLink sites. Additionally, classes are offered in Carmichaels, Burgettstown and Washington on Tuesdays and in Waynesburg and Washington on Thursdays until 7 p.m. each week. Upon enrollment and orientation, Pennsylvania-Certified Instructors work with students to determine their weekly class schedule. Volunteer tutors are also available to meet with students in local libraries or other neutral meeting locations throughout both counties. Students enrolled in the program are also partnered with a trained case manager who will work with them to help them to find employment and/or to enroll in a trade school or college. The Adult Education Program is part of the agency’s Community Action WORKS initiative designed to serve its clients in a comprehensive fashion. Addressing adult education, employability, skills, housing and asset development, while creating opportunities and providing support for economic independence is the framework in which client success is realized. For additional information or to register for classes, please contact Regina at 1-877-814-0788 ext. 546.

Mystical Psychic Fair Set for April 28 Event Changes Venue to Library Fire Hall Mystical Psychic Fair is announcing a change of venue for our next fair on April 28 from 12 - 5 pm. The new location for this event will be the Library Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road, South Park. We will have a large variety of readers and vendors to choose from. There will also be two free lectures to enjoy. One will be on meditation, and the other is on how to use pendulums. Carole Obley will be giving a message circle from 1 - 2:15 pm. She will deliver compelling, evidential messages from the other side in Spirit in a group setting. Experience a deeper connection with your spirit guides, angels, and Higher Self through a single guided meditation. The presentation will be followed by a book signing of Carole's new book - Soul to Soul Connections. $25 fee - we accept pre-paid reservations. For more information, call Deborah at 724-348-8063 or go to www.facebook.com/MysticalPsychicFair or e-mail Deborah angeleyescu@yahoo.com.


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earn how to choose foods at your local supermarket to manage a healthier lifestyle. The tours will begin at Healthy Directions in the Finleyville Giant Eagle. Health care professionals from Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology and the Clinical Nutrition Department will conduct the tours.

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The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an appearance by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Secretary, Dan Meuser on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The luncheon event will be held at the Lombardi Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital at 11:45 am and will conclude at approximately 1:00 pm. Secretary Meuser will discuss Governor Corbett’s proposed 2013-14 budget. “We appreciate the opportunity to host Secretary Dan Meuser Meuser,” said Deb Keefer, Chamber Director. “The meeting is open to the public, so we hope to see our business community represented there, as well as our school districts and municipalities.” Dan Meuser was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett on Jan. 18, 2011, to be Secretary of Revenue, and he was subsequently unanimously confirmed to the post by the Pennsylvania Senate on May 3, then sworn into office on May 20. Reservations are required by April 5, cost is $15.00/person, non-members, $18.00/person and may be made by calling the Chamber office at 724-483-3507, or e-mail at members@mvrchamber.org. Parking token is included in the price of the lunch. A faxable registration form can be printed from www.mvrchamber.org where an on line payment is also an option.

Retired Men's Luncheon Group Offers Discussion on "Undiscovered Pittsburgh" There are some locations, buildings and sites in the Pittsburgh area that even natives are not familiar with or do not know well. At the April meeting of the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills, Don Burns will be Acquainting us with “Undiscovered Pittsburgh”. The meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, April 18 in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive in Pleasant Hills. Cost for the lunch is only $6.00. 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, April 12, 2013, to be included in the lunch order.


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CrossRoads Community Church Hosts 4th Annual “Beast Feast”

Darren Solo presenting the plaque for the “Winner’s Choice” Award to Larry Johnson.

Amanda Noveroske, of West Elizabeth, won the first door prize of the night!

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Community Impact Team Leader, Rachel Slonaker, of CrossRoads Community Church in Jefferson Hills, hosted the 4th annual “Beast Feast”, alongside Pastor Floyd Hughes. The event is a buffet of animal dishes, not typically served at the family Adrianne Smarra, Michael Smarra, and bar-b-que, such as kangaroo sliders, Rachel Slonaker listening to the “tales” of pheasant, and sloppy joe deer. hunters Gary Slonaker, Larry Johnson, and Hunting enthusiasts cook their tastiest Mike Giampaolo, as they compete for the dishes and compete for awards. The “Whale’s Tale Award.” event is held yearly and plans for next year’s Beast feast have already been set in motion. Those interested in joining or attending the Beast feast can contact Rachel Slonaker at rachel@crossroadsofjeffersonhills.com. The award winners for this year’s Beast Feast were: • Place of Furthest Kill: Larry Johnson • Whale’s Tale Award: Mike Giampaolo • The People’s Choice Award was given to Larry Johnson for his Swiss Steak Deer. The Interchange Lounge in Jefferson Hills donated a gift card, which was won by Karen Slonaker, for her Berry Crisp dessert. There were raffles for prizes, such as a nerf gun, dart board, cooler and a fishing pole. The money from the ticket sales was donated to the West Elizabeth Food Bank. They collected $191 and a generous donor, (John Serpa), in attendance donated $9 to make it an even $200!


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

8 Seconds to Make a Great Impression It’s not long, so you need to make it count. Staged homes are perceived to be comfortable, attractive, and well-cared for. Home staging is a valuable exercise when you want your home to stand out in a buyer’s mind. A few quick fixes and some attention to detail can go a long way toward impressing a broad scope of prospects. The following simple suggestions can maximize your home’s attractiveness and create a great first impression. “DRESS FOR SUCCESS FROM THE OUTSIDE IN”: There’s no denying the importance of curb appeal. How your home looks from the street will shape a buyer’s overall expectations. In fact, some prospects may not even make it inside your front door if they are turned off by the exterior. Use the following checklist to ensure that the out-

side of your home is attractive enough to encourage a walk-through. • Tidy Up – Rake leaves, sweep walkways and clear the front steps. • Color Splash – Brighten your landscape with seasonal flowers, weed the garden beds and remove dead shrubbery to trees. • Fresh Cut – Mow your lawn and edge the sidewalks for a manicured look. • Remove Clutter – Neatly stow garbage cans, gardening supplies and all unnecessary items out of sight in the garage or shed. • Face-Lift – A fresh coat of paint on the front door, new doormats and clean windows will freshen up the house and make it seem newer. • Functionality – Fix or replace broken doorbells, outdoor lighting, wobbly handrails and loose paving stones. • Consider the Rear View – Buyers will want to see your backyard. The same rules apply: tidy, colorful, well-maintained, de-cluttered and functional. Stow excess furniture and all children’s toys. “AN INSIDE LOOK”: As buyers step inside, you want them to feel as if they’re making a grand entrance. Even if you do not have a sizable foyer, you can improve the entryway of your home by removing clutter and making a clear path to the best room of the house using a floor runner or eye-catching art and accessories. Remember, you have only eight seconds. Showcase the best room first so buyers are interested enough to see the rest of the home. Improve the perception of spaciousness by removing

Tom Jolley Presented With Masters Emerald Club Award CENTURY 21 Frontier Realty is pleased to that announce that Tom Jolley was recently presented with a Masters Emerald Club Award from CENTURY 21 Real Estate, LLC. Tom has been in the real estate business since April of 2000 and has received numerous awards, but this is his highest level of achievement..Congratulations to Tom. The best keep getting better!

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knickknacks and over-sized furniture. Less is often more. Be certain that each room has an obvious traffic flow to help buyers move through easily. As you prepare to show the home, consult this checklist for simple and effective staging suggestions: • Clean Up – Cleaning every room from top to bottom is an absolute must, including closets and cabinets. Remember to mop hardwood floors to make them shine. • De-Clutter and De-Personalize – Buyers want to imagine themselves living in your space. Help them by removing personal items, such as pictures and knickknacks from walls and tables. • Open Windows – Unless it’s too hot or too cold outside, open the windows to let in some fresh air, especially if your home has pets. • Make it Cozy – Check the thermostat to make sure potential buyers are comfortable enough to linger. Show off fireplaces by lighting them. • Awaken Other Senses – Bake some cookies, light a scented candle or play soft music in the background. These subtle sensory stimuli can enhance the pleasant impression of your home. • Lighten Up – Make sure your home feels bright and alive! Pull open window coverings and turn on the lights, even the ones over appliances and in closets. Finleyville 724-348-7470 Belle Vernon 724-929-2180 McMurray 724-941-8680


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Circle Of Friends Arts and Crafts Show at Trax Farms

WSO Country Jamboree Puts a New Spin on Country Classics

Circle Of Friends Arts and Crafts Show will be held April 6 and 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Trax Farms Events Room. Over 40 locals artists. Jewelry, purses, quilts, gifts for baby, glassworks, paper party goods, dolls, original art, children's accessories and bags, pottery and ceramics, eco chic, handmade soaps and body lotions, batik art, knit goods, photography, flower arrangements, wood arts, greeting cards, garden accessories, women's accessories, mosaics, home decor, terrariums, wellness and beauty products. For more information, please see our Facebook Page or contact Bethetrax@yahoo.com.

The Washington Symphony Orchestra presents WSO Country Jamboree on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Trinity High School and ends its eleventh season on a foot-stomping note. Whether it’s the theme from “Bonanza” , “Shenandoah” or “Tennessee Waltz”, the WSO will bring the music to life. Conductor Yugo Ikach is pleased to feature nationally recognized Hammered Dulcimer musician, Adam Sutch, from Washington County and currently a senior at California University. Sutch will perform several American Folk Songs including “Whiskey Before Breakfast” and “Blackberry Blossom.” Another selection the audience will enjoy is “Ashokan Farewell” from the Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary. Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” will make the audience tap its feet and remember the old “What’s for dinner ... beef?” commercials. Regardless of the country theme, the WSO plays music that the audience will recognize and realize that many popular songs have their basis in classical music. Ikach captures the connections for the audience when he talks about the musical selections and their composers. Great country music and special performances will be highlighted in WSO Country Jamboree, but the surprise of the evening will be a guest performance by our very own congressman. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy will be in “little Washington” for a night to demonstrate his guitar playing and singing of such country classics as “Witchita Lineman” made famous by Glen Campbell in the 1960s. Advance tickets will be available after Easter at Citizens Library and all branches of Washington Financial, as well as on-line at www.washsym.org or by calling the WSO at 724-223-9796. Tickets will also be sold the evening of the concert at the door.

St. Katherine Drexel School Calendar Party The planning for Nativity's 26th Annual Calendar Party is underway. Mark your calendars, and join us for this year's event on Sunday, April 14. The famous women's-day-out fundraiser will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree (formerly the Greentree Radisson) with doors opening at noon. The day includes a hot luncheon, cash bar, and gift auction with over 100 baskets. Coordinators have been shopping since last year's party ended, and prizes are spectacular. This fundraiser benefits the students and families of St. Katharine Drexel School. Admission is $30/person. Tickets can be reserved by calling the school at 412-833-0233.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MONONGAHELA AREA LIBRARY The Monongahela Area Library, located at 813 West main Street in Monongahela will be offering the following programs during the month of April. For questions, contact the library at 724-258-5409.

Spring Storytime The Monongahela Area Library’s Storytime for children ages 30 months through 5 year will begin the Spring session on Wednesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The six week program runs until May 8.

Informational program Nancy Riggle of the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Could It Be Alzheimer’s?” on Thursday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Activity Room.

Friends of the Library Meeting The Friends of the Library will meet on April 8, 6 p.m.

Foster Care/Adoptive Services Program Adelphoi Villahe will host a free informational program on foster care /adoptive services on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 6:30.

Book club to meet Book Bites will meet on April 18 at 1 p.m. For more info, call 724-258-5409.

Children’s “Reader Raffle” The Monongahela Area Library’s youngest patrons, with the help of their parents or guardians, are invited to check out a wide variety of picture books during the “Raise a Reader Raffle.” Each picture book checked out from April 1-May 18 earns a chance to win a plush character from some of the library’s most sought-after picture book characters, or for those who like to build, a Lego Harry Potter set or a Fancy Nancy Fun with Fashion set. For the very youngest reader’s there is pulltoy available as a prize. The program is funded by a Monongahela resident who wants to remain anonymous. The contest is open to any child from birth up to nine years of age. Tickets are awarded at check-out time for any type of picture book. Winners will be drawn on May 18 during a “Draw a Dragon” party.


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Local Family Helped by Finleyville Interfaith Group Members from several churches in the Interfaith community came together to build a wheelchair ramp, small deck and new front steps for a local family. With one family member wheelchair bound and one with limited mobility, structures were needed at both the front and back of their home to assure safe entrance and exit. Under the direction of Pastor Kevin Young, First Presbyterian Church, and Pastor Glenn McClelland, Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, 15 local men got together to lay out the project, pour a concrete ramp and build a deck off the back porch, with ramps to the front and back of the house, and build steps to the front door. Railing was installed the entire length of the ramp to further assure safety. It was an amazing experience to see this God-led project come together as volunteers showed up with various skills such as carpentry and concrete expertise. Everyone involved came with caring and willing hearts. After several weekends of labor, the family was ready to try it out. In the words of the daughter who cares for her aging parents, “We can never thank the churches enough for their support to our family, both the physical work and the financial assistance they provided. My father can walk down the ramp with the use of his cane and my mother can now safely maneuver her wheelchair outside to the deck. I can now safely transport her from the house to the driveway so she can take wheelchair van transportation to and from her doctor appointments and for cancer treatments. Our home can now be safely accessed in case of an emergency. Our prayers were truly answered.” Along with special projects, such as this one, the Interfaith community churches come together for joint worship services, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance efforts, and other programs of support to meet the needs of the community. If you know of someone in need of assistance, or would like more information about the Finleyville Interfaith, please contact Pastor Kevin Young at First Presbyterian Church 724-348-5689 or Pastor Glenn McClelland at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church 724-348-5278.

Homeschool Outdoor Classroom at Mingo Creek Park: "The Beautiful Basics" The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a Homeschool Outdoor Classroom at Mingo Creek County Park on Thursday, April 11 at Shelter 3. Two sessions are available; Session I will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Session II will begin at 1:00 p.m. Join us as we discover the basic needs all animals must have in order to survive. Students will have a great time learning this concept while participating in various field activities. Please note that this program is designed for homeschooled children ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 724-228-6867. There is no fee for this program.


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Pleasant Hills Library Announces April Programs The Pleasant Hills Public Library is offering the following upcoming programs and events. For more information, call 412-655-2424 or visit www.pleasanthillslibrary.org.

ADULT PROGRAMS The Murder and Mayhem Mystery Book Club will meet Monday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. This month’s mystery selection is The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell. The Writers Group and Lifestory Writing group will meet together on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a sample essay or writing excerpt to share with the group. Spring Wise Walk will begin April 10 at 9:00 a.m. with an informational meeting, followed by a walk along Corrigan Drive in South Park. The group will meet in Children’s Playground parking lot at South Park at 9:30 a.m. for the remaining 9 weeks. Contact 412-655-2424 to register. A Genealogy Lock-In will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Participants will have access to all Library computers and free use of Ancestry.com. Bird Watching - The Pleasant Hills Library and the Arboretum are co-sponsoring a series of bird watching opportunities on Sundays during April and May at 8:00 a.m. in the Arboretum. April 14, 21, 28, May 5 and 19. The Book Group will meet on Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. Tai Chi - A new session of Tai Chi will begin on Wednesday, April 24 from

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6:30 -8:00 p.m. The class will run for eight weeks. $50.

CHILDREN, TEEN, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS One Book Every Young Child - The Bus for Us: Monday, April 1 at 7:00 pm. We’ll share stories, sing songs, play games, make a craft or two, and enjoy a snack on the go! Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. For children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old. Baby Book Nook: Wednesdays, April 3 and 10 at 10:30 am. For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. Tot Time: Thursdays, April 4 and 11 at 10:30 am. For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver. Teen Talk: Saturday, April 6 @1:00 pm. For students in grades 6 – 12. PJ Family Story Time - Itsy Bitsy Spider Climbs Again: Monday, April 8 at 7:00 pm. Please register. After School Adventures - Exploding Science: Wednesday, April 10 at 4:00 pm. A $1 donation, per child. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Preschool Yoga: Tuesdays, April 23 – May 28 at 1:30 pm. Class runs for six weeks – come to one or all of the sessions! For children ages 3 – 6. Duct Tape Art: Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00 pm. For students in grades 6 – 12. After School Adventures - Lego Extravaganza: Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 pm. For children in Kindergarten 5th Grade. Please register by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net.

Keep PA Beautiful! Volunteer at "Clean Up Day" at Mingo Creek County Park Individuals, families and organized groups are invited to participate in the "Keep PA Beautiful - Clean Up" on Saturday, April 6 at either Mingo Creek County Park or Cross Creek County Park. Join the Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation from 10:00 a.m. - Noon as we spruce up for spring. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Afterwards a grilled hot dog and a bottle of water will be provided to those participating. The groups will meet at Mingo Creek Park Shelter 4 and Cross Creek County Park - Shelter 1. Dress appropriately for the weather and light hiking. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation at 724-228-6867.

Elks Exalted Ruler William Bautz (left), Past Exalted Ruler and National Foundation Chairman William Marsden (center), and PDDER and Secretary Stanley Welsh present the check to library board member and building Chairman Norm Core and President Martha Ghilani at the Monongahela Area Library.

The old saying goes, “When a door shuts, a window opens.” That’s how members of the Monongahela Area Library Board of Trustees and staff felt recently. On the same day that the approvals for the first round of Local Share Applications submitted to the Washington County Redevelopment Authority were announced with the library tentatively receiving less than had been estimated for building project, Stanley Welch, Past District Deputy Exalted Ruler and Secretary of Monongahela Elks Lodge #455 called library director to say the lodge had decided sponsor a library program and asked if the director had something in mind. “I knew without giving it too much thought where the board would see the need, although I did want to run in past them formally,” said director Elina Filander. The library application had been for a handicap door opener. The director noted that while the library was built more than 25 years ago with a handicap ramp, the entry and lobby doors are weighty glass and metal doors. While the library does not collect exact numbers or types of patrons using assistive devices to enter the building, patrons with mobility scoot-

ers, walkers, wheel chairs, and even the student on crutches after a torn tendon have all been seen using the library for their information, education and recreational needs. The library had applied for the amount that was needed according to estimates received from several building trade people in addition to a small amount set aside for the project. “Someone from the Redevelopment Authority even called to ask how we were going to be able to complete the project with the smaller allocation and it was a relief to tell them the Elks had come through already for us on the project,” the director commented. The $1,500 was an award from the Elks National Grand Lodge. It marks the second time the local group has helped the library in recent years. Just last year Lodge #455 also passed along an award received from the national organization to help the library fund circulation computers. “This is very much appreciated,” said library board president Martha Ghilani who accepted the check presented by on behalf of the board along with Norm Core, chairman of the library’s building projects. As Secretary Welsh noted in the past about Elks generosity, “Proving again Elks care and Elks share.”


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MACC Extends Easter Wishes and Special Thanks The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend our prayers to you and your family for a Blessed Easter Day! Special thanks to all of the local businessesbelow who contributed to rthe 2013 Easter Egg Hunt: Ashcraft Storage Biscotti by Brenda Cambros Mobile Homes Charleroi Federal Savings City of Monongahela Dr. Randall Rodriguez Frye Contruction Frye Funeral Home

Gail Amoroso Beauty Salon Attorney James Haines, Jr. Joe Fida’s Instant Auto Plate Knick Knacks & Paddy Wacks Ladies of the G.A.R. Lenzi Service Station Make A Face ~ Face Painting Merico Lignelli Peno’s Enterprises, Inc. PNC Bank Sensory Devices, Inc Slovak American Club. The Medicine Shop Tregembo Motors

MOPS Annual Flea Market Slated for May 4 The Mothers Of Pre-Schooler's (MOPS) of Windover Hills in South Park will hold their annual Flea Market on Saturday May 4 from 7 am - 1 pm at Windover Hills United Methodist Church at 6751 Ridge Rd in South Park . Features kid's items, household items, toys, clothing and more. Bake Sale and refreshment stand. Half off sale from 11:30 am to 1 pm. All proceeds benefit our non-profit mother's group. Donations accepted at the church April 29 to May 3.

Whitehall Arts Announces Spring Exhibit Whitehall Arts will open their spring exhibit of art for sale Monday to Sunday, April 8-14, 2013 on the 2nd Floor (near Starbucks) of the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Rd. Hours are Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday from 12 - 5 pm. The painting media consist of watercolor, oil, pastel or acrylic on paper or canvas. The motifs depicted are still life, landscape, floral, and abstract in both brilliant and muted colors. Our membership consists of award-winning artists. New members are encouraged to join. Membership and purchase information is available at our booth or by phoning Jean Buckley at 412-668-0573.

Clairton Library Hosts Art Exhibit and Sale The Friends of the Library cordially invite you to come and view an exhibit featuring works by local artists. Art pieces will be on display at the Clairton Library on Thursday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. A wide variety of media and styles will be shown. Some of the art pieces will be available for purchase. A percentage of each sale will be donated to the FOL for the benefit of the library. In addition, the public may buy art books and participate in a Chinese auction. Light refreshments will be served.

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Horses Unlimited Stables Open for 2013 Season

Shannon is astride PJ the Pony in a riding lesson.

Sugar the Pony with Pretty in Pink Cowgirls at a Pony Birthday Party.

Horses Unlimited Stables in South Park is now open for the 2013 season and accepting applications for its 2013 Pony Camps for beginner riders. New Campers receive a free Horse Care Kit. In addition to riding, Camp activities include learning to feed, groom, bath and saddle, horsey arts and crafts, Pictured is Mary Amoroso, Certified Riding Instructor at games and more. Pony Horses Unlimited Stables in South Park, with her Pony Birthday Parties and Riding "Cappuccino" and his Camper. Lessons are also available. Please call 412-835-7726 or email unlimitedhorses@aol.com for more information, and see our Facebook page, South Park Pony Rides - Allegheny County - Horses Unlimited for more photos.

Tickets Available for 12th Annual "Taste of Township" Event in Peters With over 20 restaurants participating to date, this year’s "Taste of the Township" promises to be an evening full of delicious food, live entertainment, and auction items with proceeds to benefit the Peters Township Public Library. The event will be held on Friday, April 19 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Valley Brook Country Club. This is the twelfth year for the annual fundraiser, which showcases food samples from nearby restaurants and offers hundreds of choice items for silent bidding or Chinese auction. Live music will be provided by Lucarelli Jazz. Tickets are available at the Peters Township Public Library’s circulation desk for $50 per person cash or check made out to “TOT Friends of the Library.” Also offered for sale at the event will be the library’s new R.E.A.D. Cookbook (RECIPES: ENTICING AND DELICIOUS!) which includes 225 recipes from the library board, library staff, volunteers, club members and Friends of the Library. The cookbook is priced at $10. There are also sponsorship opportunities available including Corporate Benefactors, Table Sponsors, and Program Sponsors. For more information, contact Taste of the Township Chairperson Harry Verlato at 724-942-0396 or the library at 724-941-9430. All donations are tax deductible.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Colorectal Cancer Screening, Education Monongahela Valley Hospital will offer a free colorectal cancer education and screening program on Wednesday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. The event is free but seating is limited so register by calling 724-258-1333.A distinguished panel of health care professionals will provide information during the presentation. They include Andrew J. Zahalsky, M.D., director of Medical Oncology at MVH, who will lead the discussion and provide information on treatments for colorectal cancer; a surgeon who specializes in colorectal surgery, a dietitian to discuss cancer and nutrition and a nurse to explain the free take-home colorectal screening kit.

MACC Holding Open Enrollment The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time and efforts in helping with Community Events sponsored by the Chamber. The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is currently holding open enrollment. If you are interested in becoming a “Individual Community Activist” for the organization please contact the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce at 724-258-5919. The cost to join is $60 per year.

Jefferson Hills Library Announces Upcoming Programs All programs will be held in the Borough of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center Community Room 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills. Book and Boutique Sale The Friends of Jefferson Hills Library will be holding a "Book and Boutique Sale" April 12 - 14. A Preview Party for the event will take place on April 11, from 7 - 9 p.m. Tickets required. $10 day of event and $8 presale. Regular Book and Boutique Sale Hours: Friday, April 12, 10 am - 4 pm Saturday, April 1, 10 am - 4 pm BOGO all children's and young adult Sunday, April 14, 10 am - 2 pm - Bag day $5/bag Container Gardening April 25 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm Allegheny County/Penn State Master Gardeners, Ron Boron, will discuss "Container Gardening" speaking to its advantages, selection of appropriate containers and soil, proper watering, fertilizing and selection of plants for sun and shade. Cost is $5. Register at www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org. Gentle Beginners Yoga Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:45 am Zumba Fitness Tuesdays, April 23 - June 11, 6:30-

7:30 p.m. Tuition: $5 per class SAT Preparation Classes April 7, 14, 21, 28, l:00 to 4:00 p.m. $175. The SAT exam is being given at Thomas Jefferson High School May 4. Story Times for Children Ages 3 and up, Thursdays, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, April 4, 11, 18, 15 and May 2, 9 Mt. Everest Climb Thursday, April 18, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jim Holliday will talk about his climb to the top of Mt. Everest and will display the special gear required for this endeavor. Mosaic Stained Glass Garden Stepping Stones Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuition - $30. Materials/Supplies approx. $50. West Jefferson Hills Historical Society Spring Programs West Jefferson Hills Historical Society "VietNam: A Personal Experience" by Nick Edinger and Bob Anckaitis Uniforms and other memorabilia will be displayed March 27 at 7:00 pm West Jefferson Hills Historical Society April 24 at 7:00 pm. "Chocolate Wars:

Volunteers Needed for Brentwood July 4th 5K Race Volunteer positions are available for the Brentwood 4th of July 5K Race, pre-race and race day. We will verify community service if needed. For more information, visit our website at www.Brentwood 5K.com, or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/brentwood5k. Or e-mail us at info@brentwood5k.com.


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Friend’s of South Park Library Prepare for Spring Book Sale

WSO Country Jamboree Puts a New Spin on Country Classics

The Annual Spring Book Sale held by the Friends of South Park Township Library will begin on Thursday evening, April 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Saturday sale will feature the ever-popular “$5 a Bag Day”. The sale will be held in the South Park Township Community Center, 2575 Brownsville Road. Please keep “Friends” in mind if you have any of the items below you wish to donate for the sale. Donated items can be brought to the South Park Township Library beginning March 30. Items should be clean, dry, and in good, saleable condition, free of dirt, dust and mold. Also, due to limited space in the lobby of the Library we ask that all items be placed in boxes for easier storage. Items needed: All books (hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, children, adult, school, educational, coffee table); old records, albums, books on tape, audio music tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, video tapes, video games, computer and electronic games and programs, games, puzzles, toys and stuffed animals. Games, puzzles and toys should contain all parts and pieces and placed in taped up boxes. We can not accept: small Reader’s Digests, National Geographics, jewelry or flea market/garage sale items. Computer books, programs, discs, business or tax publications, manuals and directories should be no older than 1 year. These items can be recycled from your home on recyclable days or dropped off at your local recyclable bins. Encyclopedia Sets, no matter what the age, are no longer being accepted for the sales. All proceeds for the Friends book sale benefits the South Park Township Library. For further information on Friends, please visit the website at www.southparklibrary.org/spfriends.htm.

The Washington Symphony Orchestra presents WSO Country Jamboree on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Trinity High School and ends its eleventh season on a foot-stomping note. Whether it’s the theme from “Bonanza” , “Shenandoah” or “Tennessee Waltz”, the WSO will bring the music to life. Conductor Yugo Ikach is pleased to feature nationally recognized Hammered Dulcimer musician, Adam Sutch, from Washington County and currently a senior at California University. Sutch will perform several American Folk Songs including “Whiskey Before Breakfast” and “Blackberry Blossom.” Another selection the audience will enjoy is “Ashokan Farewell” from the Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary. Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” will make the audience tap its feet and remember the old “What’s for dinner ... beef?” commercials. Regardless of the country theme, the WSO plays music that the audience will recognize and realize that many popular songs have their basis in classical music. Ikach captures the connections for the audience when he talks about the musical selections and their composers. Great country music and special performances will be highlighted in WSO Country Jamboree, but the surprise of the evening will be a guest performance by our very own congressman. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy will be in “little Washington” for a night to demonstrate his guitar playing and singing of such country classics as “Witchita Lineman” made famous by Glen Campbell in the 1960s. Advance tickets will be available after Easter at Citizens Library and all branches of Washington Financial, as well as on-line at www.washsym.org or by calling the WSO at 724-223-9796. Tickets will also be sold the evening of the concert at the door.

SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP HOLDING ELECTRONICS WASTE RECYCLING EVENT - APRIL 20 JVS Environmental will be coming to South Park Township for an Electronics Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Under PA Act 108 of 2010, there is a variety of "covered electronic devices" that can no longer be disposed of in landfills. As a result, recyclers and manufacturers have taken on the cost of recycling these items for consumers. South Park Township will be hosting JVS Environmental at the Public Works Parking Lot located at the Municipal Complex, 2675 Brownsville Road, to collect electronic items. Materials that will be accepted at NO CHARGE: • Computers • Laptops • Televisions (all sizes) • Computer monitors (both LCD and CRT) • Printers, copiers, faxes, scanners • Radio, telephone equipment • Computer peripherals, including mice, keyboards, and speakers • Non-refrigerant appliances • Lead acid batteries Additional materials that will be accepted but require a fee: • Refrigerant appliances (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers) for $15 per appliance (removal of freon is not required) • On-site hard drive shredding for $8 per hard drive • Fluorescent bulbs and CLFs for $1 per bulb For additional information, call 412-831-7000.

First Annual Spring Cleaning Shred Free Document Shredding Event Offered by Local Insurance Agent Local State Farm Agent, Mike Budinsky, will hold a free paper shredding event on Saturday April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. The event will take place at 3 Airport Road, Finleyville (Intersection of Route 88 and Airport Road). Need to dispose of documents but don’t know how? Mike would like to help you get organized this spring by providing complimentary paper shredding performed by a reputable paper-shredding company. No need to be one of Mike’s policyholders – this free service is offered to all. Bring up to 5 regular-sized boxes of papers to the 1st Annual Spring Cleaning Shred. For more information, call 724348-7777.


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New Eagle Borough Takes Financial Hit Covering Unpaid Resident Trash Bills By Christina Walko

At the New Eagle Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, councilmen Charlie Wyatt, Archie Casever, president Jack Fine along with Mayor Glenn Petticord convened. The council reported on and discussed collection of resident garbage bills, which ran up the borough expenses quite a bit last year to make up the difference in residents who paid late or did not pay at all. 129 citations were written last year. This year New Eagle hopes to do a better job in enforcing resident payment. 89 residents were cited for delinquent 2012 garbage bills. Quarter payments for all 2013 bills can be paid for at discount by April 1st. A motion to close down Chess Street from Walnut to Cherry Street for the June 6th car show, which is held annually, was passed A motion was approved to advertise for bids for summer road materials. A report was given on municipal equipment and roads, confirming that New Eagle is still in good shape with salt supplies and also cinders leftover after the month’s snow. Mayor Glenn Petticord gave an account of resolving an issue for a resident living on the corner of Madison and Maple. He looked into a situation where there is water coming down that washed out a ditch on Spring Drive. It is the 4th time the Borough has dealt with this and they are very concerned as it has been reported that cars have bottomed out on Spring Drive. “We have put in asphalt and looked into laying a pipe there. But the work will have to be done in the spring after the streets are done – council will take care of the ditch.” New Eagle proudly announces the opening of their new website at www.NewEagleBoro.org. Residence can find all borough information including phone numbers and ordinance information. Terry Sevven of Monongahela was thanked for designing the site.


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Vacant House in West Elizabeth Becoming a Point of Contention for Some Residents By Charlotte Hopkins

All members were in attendance for the West Elizabeth town council meeting in March. There was a special meeting held before the council meeting, led by Larry McClain, Manager of Post Office Operations. McClain was there to explain to residents the changes being made and to answer any questions and concerns. He first explained that the reason they do not deliver is because the cost is too high and they would have to close the post office to afford that. The West Elizabeth post office will be cutting back on their hours. However, Elizabeth and Clairton, will remain open for 8 hours a day. They will still deliver parcels on Saturday and possibly Sunday. Residents asked McClain if they would consider leaving the lobby open 24 hours a day, either 2 or 3 days a week, for residents who work in the evening. He stated that he would take their request back to his department and see what he can do. When McClain announced that a new permanent post master was hired, there was an uproar from everyone in attendance over the possibility of replacing Jodi Jubeck. She is a staple in the West Elizabeth community and residents are hopeful that she remains. Since Jubeck knows each of the residents, she can quickly pick up on and correct any errors in missing or wrong box numbers used. Jubeck was also endorsed by Council president Louise Biddle.

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This dilapidated home in West Elizabeth is becoming a concern to residents.

In Other News: Biddle informed members that they were invited to participate in the Elizabeth Borough Memorial parade. Anyone interested needs to sign up. There are holes on 6th street and a large one at the top of Grant street that need to be filled in. Resident, Birdie Magill, stressed concern over a large number of geese (approximately 55) that are flocking in the baseball field. Their droppings are inches thick and it needs to be cleaned up before the start of the summer lunch program. Birdie Magill also asked why they do not get reports from COG meetings. Biddle stressed that they could start showing notes from the meetings. No one had shown interest in seeing them prior. Resident, Scott Magill, asked what was happening to an abandoned house that is becoming a nuisance and a danger to his family. The home, Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford Editor Krista Ramsey Editorial Coordinator Judy Gramm

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which is owned by a council member, has been falling apart and is littered with raccoons, opossums and rats, which are beginning to migrate into his yard and even onto his porch. The taxes have not been paid on the dilapidated house, which is now on the demo list. The council is waiting for the grant money needed to tear down the home. Emergency Coordinator, Bill Wolfgang, explained that they "can only do one a year because we don't get a lot of money." Concerned about his children getting sick, he was not happy with response from the council and stated that he will call the news if necessary. Scott Pearson questioned the reasoning behind why the task of tearing down the home has become the responsibility of the community. He asked, if he allows his home to fall apart to the point that it needs to be demolished, can he too simply walk away and be relieved of all responsibilities. "Where does the homeowner's responsibility end and it becomes the community's responsibility?" Pearson asked. Resident Ken Kubler, attended to thank the town council for everything that they do. He stated, "This is one resident that appreciates the sacrifice that you make." He said the residents are kind and respectful and he again thanked council members for their service. Resident and former council member, Sylvia Pearsal, stated that she remembers when Bethel Metals was

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given a time limit to erect a fence around their property. It has been several years and she asked Wolfgang, "Is 5 years long enough?" "It's disgusting, I want something done about it," stated Pearsal. Residents asked what was being done about the drivers from Bethel Metals tearing about the riverbank when they slide over it and hitting fences as they drive around the bends on Water street. One resident witnessed the drivers and wrote down their license plate numbers. Wolfgang stated that it still wasn't enough proof to confront the problem. However, the owners of Bethel metals admitted that it is his trucks causing the damage. Residents believe that Bethel Metals should pay for the damage. Larry Duvall, of the Elizabeth Borough Town Council, was in attendance to stress the desire of the Elizabeth Borough Town Council to strengthen communication with the West Elizabeth Town Council regarding any concerns of the police department. They want to have an open and continued dialogue with the council so that they can be made aware immediately of any problems to keep them from festering. In the future there will be an Elizabeth Borough council member at each of the West Elizabeth town council meetings to resolve any issues that arise. The Elizabeth Borough police answered 32 calls in February and performed 168 hours of routine patrol.

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MMVTA Welcomes Back Three Board Members from the Mid Mon Valley Community

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Impressive growth in both members and assets has resulted in several new hires at Washington Community Federal Credit Union. Five employees have joined the team, with several assuming newly-created positions. Jamie Burgoyne joined Washington Community FCU from WesBanco where she was a Personal Banker. Jamie works in the newly established Deposit Operations department at the Credit Union. Jacie Rush Melissa McMurdy recently relocated to the Washington area from Atlanta where she was employed by Bank of America. She holds the position of Head Teller at the Credit Union’s Griffith Avenue location. Amanda Nagy joined the Credit Union’s Accounting Department in January. She was hired as a full-time employee after completing a summer internship with the Credit Union in 2012. Ryan Rotilio was hired in February as Controller. He has over six years of accounting experience, most recently with S.R. Snodgrass. As Controller, Ryan will head the Credit Union’s Accounting Department. Jacie Rush joined WCFCU as a teller at the Griffith Avenue location. Jacie most recently worked as a teller for Washington Financial and was previously with WesBanco.

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The Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) is pleased to re-instead community board members for another term on the current 21 member board. Each member municipality appoints its representative. The board member must be a taxpayer in, maintain a business in, or be a citizen of the municipality being represented. The board members were MMVTA Assistant Secretary, Ms. Sandy Davis of the Borough of Roscoe, MMVTA Treasurer, Mrs. Rose Carson of the Borough of Dunlevy and Mrs. Olga Woodward of Fallowfield Township. Each member has been a MMVTA board member since 2008. Mayor John Lignelli, current MMVTA board member for the Borough of Donora, inducted the members during the February 28th board meeting. The Board meets monthly, the fourth Thursday of each month at the MMVTA Transit Center in Charleroi at 6 pm. For more information, call 724-489-0880 or visit www.mmvta.com.

MARCH MEETINGS OF THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS NETWORK The Women’s Business Network is a 29-chapter strong Southwestern Pennsylvania non-profit organization with over 450 current members whose mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Additional information can be found at www.wbninc.com. Each of the various local chapters meets twice a month on the following dates and locations: • The Washington Chapter meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, April 10 and 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Pointe Drive, Washington. For more information, contact Karen Kovac at 724-986-6739. • The Mon Valley Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, April 4 and 18 at 9:15 a.m. at Chaney’s Natural, 138 West Main Street, Monongahela. For more information, contact Amanda Ciranni at 724-309-5120. • The McMurray Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, April 3 and 17 at 8:30 a.m. at The Meadows, 210 Race Track Road, Washington. For more information, contact Valerie Bartels at 412-418-3072.


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Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Supermarket On Kennywood Day in 1949, Cox Market was originally started as Tom-Ann-Fred’s by Rose and Walter Cox as a small “mom and pop� store, which also served food as a dairy bar. Around 1963, Rose and Walter’s elder son, Tom, left his teaching position, and along with his wife, Esther, joined his parents in the store. It was at that time that the store had its first expanPictured (l-r) Cis Fraser, Don's Signs; Edsel Burkholder, sion with the addition of a fresh ReMax; Josh Cox, Owner; Peggy Cox, Owner; meat department, becoming Cox Steve Cox, Owner; Monongahela Mayor Robert Kepics; Grocery. Ann Appolonia, Tom’s Ben Fisher, Slagle Roofing; and Anthony Bottino, sister, worked at the store for President, MACC. many, many years as the “produce lady�. Tom and Esther’s children, Steve, Walt and Kerry, were also permanent fixtures as clerks in their younger years. In 1981, after Steve graduated from W&J, he and his wife, Peggy, became partners with his parents, sparking yet more building and product expansion. Tom and Esther retired in 1996, with Steve and Peggy continuing on as third-generation owners. You’ll also see Steve and Peggy’s children working at the store, too. Josh, who left his position at an engineering firm in Pittsburgh, has now joined in the family business. Shane, too, helped out in the store after high school, but has now started his own business. You will see Kaitlyn around a certain amount too, although she has accepted a full time teaching position. Employees are a very integral part to any business, but some of the ones at the store have become more than just employees. Few businesses can say that they have employees that have stayed with them long enough to become “family� as some of those at Cox’s. Along with “Aunt Ann�, Bonnie Frankovich has been a fixture through all three generations. Darlene Garrick and Jan McCorkle have been employed long enough to cover two generations. If you have been a customer at Cox Market through the years, you already know that having family around is part of everyday life at the store. Cox Market has definitely had its transformations through the generations. With Steve and Peg’s grandchildren, Coltin, Caleb, Isaac and Maddie spending a lot of time at the store now, who knows, it may just make it to 5 generations!

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Peters Township Chamber News Upcoming Events April 10 – “State of the Township” Luncheon with Peters Township Manager Mike Silvestri; 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Rolling Hills Country Club May (date TBD) – Business After Hours with Greater Canonsburg Chamber at Consulate Health Care of North Strabane June 10 – Annual Golf Outing June 29 – Peters Township Community Day October 19 – Chamber Chase 5K Run/Walk For more information, contact the Peters Township Chamber at 724-941-6345 or send an e-mail to info@peterstownshipchamber.com.

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Young Family Childcare Now Open for Business

Gatto Chiropractic Opens in Finleyville Finleyville Mayor, Mike Kutsek (left) stops in to look over the treatment rooms and to welcome Dr. Gatto to Finleyville

By Colette Dell

Young Family Childcare, a new daycare located off of McChain Rd. in Union Township, has just recently opened its doors for business. Kim Young, 54, who is the licensed childcare practitioner at Young Family Childcare, may be opening a new daycare, but she is not new to this business. Kim Young is welcoming new customers to her recently opened childcare business in Union Township “I was a licensed childcare provider in the late 80’s and into the 90’s, when my children were younger," said Young. "Then, when all my kids started school I went to work with the elderly and the handicapped as a nurses aide. Now, that I am a grandparent I‘ve realized how much I‘ve missed caring for the little ones,” she added. Young says she wants to provide a A sign for Young Family Childcare safe, comfortable, learning environon display at Kim Young's residence. ment for children from the age of 6 weeks to about 5 years of age, and her home holds a capacity of six children at one time. She will also accept subsidy-eligible children at her daycare. Unlike many daycares, Young Family Childcare will be open during nights and weekends. Young wants to keep her availability as open as possible. Snacks and meals will be provided if needed, but parents can send food for their children, too, especially if they have an infant. Parents of infants will need to sign a form that states the child’s special food needs and provide the formula and baby food. The pricing is comparable to other childcare providers. If interested in pricing and availability, call Kimberly Young at (724) 348-8989. Young enjoys her job as a childcare provider, but also takes it seriously. “This is my career choice. I am not just a babysitter,” Young said.

By Paul Chasko

Dr. August J. Gatto recently opened an office in Finleyville offering chiropractic services to residents of Finleyville, Union Township and surrounding communities. Dr. Gatto has been in private practice for 14 years in Elizabeth , PA where he will also continue his practice. He, his wife Tina and his two children now reside in Nottingham Township. Daughter, Emma is in second grade at Ringgold Elementary North in Gastonville and son, Mathew will be at RESN next fall. Dr. Gatto explained his approach to chiropractic treatment. He offers his patients not only treatments for musculoskeletal complaints resulting from lifestyle, injuries and degenerative conditions, but also treatments for the entire body through spinal adjustments. He explained that his treatments offer relief for neck and back pain, headaches, shoulder and hip pain, fibromyalgia and more. Treatments consist of spinal adjustments by hand without the use of mechanical devices. He also offers an array of therapies including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, tractions, electrical acupuncture enzyme replacement and thermal treatments. His New Finleyville Office is at 3516 Washington Avenue, but he’ll also continue to see patients at 1080 Swiss Lane in Elizabeth. Treatment visits are by appointment only for either office by phoning (412) 754-1214.


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West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual Business-toBusiness Networking Breakfast The West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Business-to-Business Networking Breakfast at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, April 9. The Chamber Breakfast Networking event will provide you the opportunity to meet local business representatives and business owners. Registration and Meet and Greet will be held at The Jefferson Room in the Bibro Building at 8:00 a.m.; breakfast at 8:20 a.m.; presentation at 8:40 a.m. Keynote Speakers will be Jefferson Regional Medical Center's President and Chief Executive Officer, John J. Dempster and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Louise A. Urban. The presentation will be "The Highmark-Jefferson Regional Medical Center Partnership - A Pivotal Development in the Continuous Growth of our Region". There is no cost for Chamber Members, non-members are $5.00. Please bring your advertising merchandise for distribution and table display RSVP by April 1 to Susan Barrett at 412-469-5083 or susan.barrett@jeffersonregional.com or Mimi Haley at 412-655-8452 ext. 223 or mhaley@wjhsd.net. For more information, call Mimi Haley.

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A New Doctor Is Accepting Patients in Finleyville Laurie S. Molinda, M.D., an internist with 25 years of experience is opening a Finleyville office on Brownsville Road Extension in the Martik Plaza. “Doctors are great — as long as you don’t need them,” were words spoken by Dr. Edward E. Rosenbaum, who was widely respected and internationally known for his pioneering use of penicillin. When you do need a doctor — and one that patients find great — Laurie S. Molinda, M.D. is opening an office in Finleyville on Monday, May 6, at the Martik Plaza, 6108 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 204. Dr. Molinda is a board-certified internist with 25 Laurie S. Molinda years of experience. Most recently she was the Medical Director of Health Works of Canonsburg General Hospital where her focus was Occupational Medicine. “I believe in incorporating the benefits of preventative health care and using traditional and non-traditional approaches to disease treatment to meet each patient’s personal health care needs,” said Dr. Molinda. Dr. Molinda will see patients Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m; and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most insurance is accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 724-782-0723.


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Kids & Family Celebrating Spring at Thomas Christian Preschool By Heather Kelley-Latorre

Back in December, the children at Thomas Christian Preschool got an early science lesson. The first day of winter marked “Mr. Bear’s” bedtime. He was put to sleep in hibernation in his den in the corner of the room. The first day of spring, he slowly started coming out of his den, one leg at a time.Wanting to do something Mr. Bear awoke on the first day of spring new and fun this year, Terri and the children brought in their teddy bears to celebrate.(l Kleinhans, Director, did some to r) Ashley, Ava, Luca, Colby, Bella, Tyler, Eva, Clayton research and came up with the hibernating bear. “It was more than just having ‘teddy bear day’” as they had done in the past, says Kleinhans. The children snacked on ‘honey combs’ and ‘fish’. Story time included a book called “Bear Wants More,” and the day ended with a celebration parade. Thomas Christian Preschool currently has open enrollment. Daily schedule is dependent on Ashley, 4, and Mr. Bear as he slowly age: 2 year olds –Thursdays, 3 starts out of his den, one leg at a time. year olds – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 4 year olds- Monday through Thursday. For more information call 724-745-6996. Thomas Christian Preschool is located in Eighty Four, 1068 Linden Road.

NEWS FROM JOHN MCMILLAN CHURCH PRESCHOOL Spring Carnival Slated for May 4 John McMillan Church Preschool will host a Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities include children's games, hair and face painting, a Moon walk, community raffle and carnival cafe'. The Bethel Park Police will be present to enroll children in the Safety Kids Child I.D. program. Many other surprises are still being added to this fun, family-friendly event! JMPC Preschool is located at 875 Clifton Road in Bethel Park. For more information about our games, activities & special appearances, call Pat Folino at 412-833-4704. John McMillan will once again be offering a special opportunity for children attending local kindergarten. Their Kindergarten Plus will meet each Monday either before or after kindergarten. All in a club like atmosphere, children will participate in integrated math, science & literacy enrichment activities with a focus on fun! Each class will also include time for organized games and large motor play! AM Classes are Mondays from 9:30 until 11:30. The PM Kindergarten Plus is from 1:00 - 3:00 on Monday afternoons. Serving the south hills communities children for 40 years, John McMillan offers classes for children ages two through five. Developmentally appropriate curriculum includes kindergarten readiness activities, art, music, creative and outdoor play. The weekly Parent & Tot class is an early introduction to "school" with the security of a familiar adult present. The Three-Year Old classes meet twice a week and the Four Year Old Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our four day Transition Class is designed for the older preschool child who would benefit from another year of preschool prior to kindergarten and is held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information on any of our educational programs or to schedule a tour, please contact Pat Folino at 412-833-4704 or JMPCPreschool@yahoo.com.

Bethesda Church Opening New Preschool in Elizabeth Borough By Charlotte Hopkins

Bethesda United Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth Borough is opening their doors to a brand new preschool. Reverend Walt Pietschmann is excited to witness the preschool shape into a charming place for education and growth, with a strong focus on teaching health, and for the younger preschoolers, teaching facts through play. As a music major himself, he would like to adopt a strong music program for the children. Several ideas that he is considering is holding class every day, (most preschools meet 2- 3 days a week), and possibly incorporating some yoga. There will be 3-year old and 4-year old classes. Parents interested in learning more about the preschool can contact Reverend Pietschmann at 412-384-7360.


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EUM Early Learning Center's Parent Advisory Board Hosts Pancakes With the Easter Bunny

Landen and Gavin Sanner enjoyed the Easter tree that was decorated with crafts made by the children from the EUM Early Learning Center

Michael Mackowiak helping his son, Liam Mackowiak, crack open a candy filled egg

By Charlotte Hopkins

The teachers at the EUM Early Learning Center teamed together Director Sally Greenawalt and the Parents Advisory Board to create a "Pancakes with the Easter Bunny" community event! The event was held on Saturday, March 23 in Elizabeth. Preschool teacher, Steph LaFrankie Twins Wyatt and Landen Holman, were looking and Parent Helper Shantal Baldensdoubly cute with the Easter Bunny! perger sold tickets at the door while parents and volunteers worked throughout the event, cooking, serving and taking photos of the children with the Easter Bunny. Tammy Perhach, a teacher at the Learning Center, checked on families at the tables to refill plates of pancakes and cups of juice! Profits from the event were donated to the EUM Early Learning Center. Go to our website at www.unionfinley.com and click on “Gallery” for more photos

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Succeed at Fitness with SilverSneakers and the Mon Valley YMCA Proper nutrition and adequate physical activity are important at any age but can play a critical role in our lives as we age. Millions of older adults are taking stock of their health and hitting the gym to get the physical activity they need to stave off chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure. Regular physical activity has beneficial effects on most (if not all) organ systems, and consequently prevents a broad range of health problems and diseases. You’re never too old to exercise. Physical activity is likely to help keep you feeling young versus living a sedentary life. Activities that help build muscle strength, improve balance, and promote walking significantly reduce falls in older persons. Whether you enjoy walking on the treadmill, riding the stationary bike or taking group exercise classes like those available through the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, it’s important to keep moving. The SilverSneakers Fitness Program has been proven to reduce health care costs by improving the health and well-being of members, helping them become active and motivating them to stay that way. With the SilverSneakers premier network, members have access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country, including Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela offers the signature SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement plus additional signature SilverSneakers classes, such as YogaStretch, SilverSplash®, Cardio Circuit, YMCA Balanced Body (including cycling) and Water Exercise classes, coed jacuzzi, steamroom and sauna, and state of the art Wellness Center (cardiovascular and strength training equipment) and Express Training Area. Be sure to ask about our new Health and Wellness Program called "Succeed". Make Mon Valley YMCA your headquarters for fitness this spring and let SilverSneakers help you take charge of your health! To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers, please contact your health plan or stop by Mon Valley YMCA. For more information on the program, call toll-free 1-888-423-4632 or visit www.silversneakers.com.

Senior News from the Venetia Community Center The following information is for the Venetia Community Center located at 800 Venetia Rd., Venetia, PA. We are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. At our April 11 luncheon, w e will be entertained by a young man (with a great future). Carmen LoPresti is currently a Senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, in Jefferson Hills. Carmen is studying music, vocals and theatre at Duquesne University City Music Center. Come and support this young man, and enjoy his performance. On April 25, we will have speakers from Solution For Seniors. This is a group of health care providers dedicated to educating the community about health care solutions. Come and see if there is information you may be seeking. We will be enjoying Bingo with prizes for all winners. Stay and see how lucky you can be. We want to thank Girl Scout Troop 5-1916 under the direction of Susan Early for decorating our dining room for our lunches. Good job and thank you. Birthdays for April are Eileen Higbee and Mary Sawezszyn. Many happy and healthy returns.

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Forever Young Announces April Events Spring is here. But where are the warmer days? Maybe the groundhog was wrong - predicting an early spring. Anyway,” Forever Young” folks are definitely ready for some warmer April days. Our regular meetings for April will be on the 2nd, 9th and the 16th with catered lunches at noon. The meeting on the 9th will feature a “Grocery Bingo.” Our monthly covered dish dinner will be on April 23rd and will be chaired by Vi Brinska and Nora Smolick. There will be no meeting on April 30th. The Community Center doors will open at 10:00 am for all meetings. Thanks to Helen Meskos and Anne Lynch for putting together a great covered dish dinner last month. Here’s a happy April birthday wish for Doris Butterworth. Mary’s parting words: "Some people want the front of the bus, the back of the church and the center of attention. "

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"Where Faith and Knowledge Meet" Madonna Catholic Regional

SCHOOL NEWS Arguments Erupt Again at Ringgold School Board Special Meeting By Paul Chasko

Tempers flared as arguments erupted once again at a special meeting of the Ringgold School Board called on March 5. The meeting agenda was short but contained an item that seemed to be of particular interest to the board majority hoping to continue preliminary work on construction of a new Ringgold Middle School building. The motion would have accepted a proposal from the accounting firm of Cypher and Cypher, the school district auditors, to examine the reasonableness of the administration’s prior estimates of the operating cost increase ($450,000 annually) to use both the Donora and Monongahela School Buildings (now closed); one for an intermediate school (grades 5 & 6) and the other for a middle school (grades 7 & 8). Several board members argued that this would be a waste of money as the administration (Business and Financial Manager Randall Skrinjorich) has stated repeatedly that the estimates were accurate. Board member Chuck Smith heatedly accused President Marrianne Bulko of “Trying to ram this action down the throats of the board as it wasn’t mentioned at an executive session held before the regular meeting.” The

arguments grew even more heated and Mrs. Bulko had difficulty bringing the motion to a vote which failed 4/4/0. Board member Chris Carroll was absent from this meeting. The rhetoric indicated that there has been no movement from the board minority to support the majority consensus reached several months ago to build a new middle school adjacent to the existing high school in Carroll Township. A motion to approve the Contract to be offered to the Ringgold Chief of Security was on the posted agenda but did not come up for discussion or vote. It may have been discussed in the closed executive session that preceded the public meeting. In Regular Business: A motion revising and approving the Ringgold Contribution to the Intermediate Unit at $32,443.94 passed. The figure presented at the February regular meeting was in error. Letters of resignation were accepted from a guidance counselor and a cafeteria worker at the Ringgold Middle School. Intermittent Family Leave and a Medical Leave were granted to two teachers. The board approved the 2013-2014 school calendar.

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Madonna Catholic Regional School is currently registering students age 3 through Grade 8 for the 2013-14 School Year. Please call the school office, 724-258-3199 for information. Great beginnings last a lifetime!

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

In celebration of Dr. Suess's Birthday and Read Across America, MCRS enjoyed a fun filled day of activities with their theme: "Grab Your Hat & Read With The Cat!"

Pictured are MCRS students who participated at the Regional Meet for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science at California University.

Early Childhood students enjoy Show & Tell time.

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Devin Gilfoyle, Allison Richard, Caitlyn Hirsh, Mary Kutschke, Gabi Hirsh, and Emily Figliolia win big at PJAS.

Dominic Cortopassi, Cloe Krisch, and Hunter Wigand get ready to eat the inside of an Oreo without using their hands in Pi day.

Registration Registration is underway for the 2013-2014 school year at St. Katharine Drexel School located at 7001 Baptist Road in Bethel Park. St Katharine Drexel School was created in 2008 by the merger of St. Germaine School and Nativity School.The school offers a strong spiritual and academic focus. Small class sizes enable the experienced faculty to engage every student at their individual level of ability. Register now and get your child’s first month’s tuition for free. Saint Katharine Drexel: Keeping Faith in Education. Check us out at http://stkatharinedrexelschool.org/ or call for a tour at 412-833-0223.

Calendar Party Mark your calendars for Nativity's 26th Annual Calendar Party, and join us for this year's event on Sunday, April 14. The famous women's-day-out fundraiser will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree with doors opening at Noon. The day includes a hot luncheon, cash bar, and gift auction with over 100 baskets. Prizes are spectacular. This fundraiser benefits the students and

PA Junior Academy of Science

SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL

SCHOOL NEWS families of St. Katharine Drexel School. Admission is $30/person. Tickets can be reserved by calling 412-833-0233.

Forensics Tournament The Forensics Team competed in the Finals/All Stars Tournament on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Bishop Canevin High School. In the Finals round in the category of Impromptu, Allison Richard and Sarah Schuck both received Second Place ribbons. In the category of Poetry, Emily Figliolia and Mary Kutschke both received Second Place ribbons for their collections of Shel Silverstien poems. In the category of Drama, Xavier Huetter received a Second Place ribbon. In the category of Prose, Sam Carroll received a Second Place ribbon while Marcus Huetter

Nursing Scholarships Available to Area Students Scholarship opportunities are provided by the Southwestern Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies or are actively pursuing advanced education in nursing. Students from Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties are eligible by applying before their final year of education. Scholarships are awarded each April. Apply through the Pittsburgh Foundation at PghFounation.org or by U.S. mail: The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5414. Scholarship coordinator, Deborah Turner, can be reached at turned@pghfdn.org. Dates for applying are noted on the website.

received a First Place ribbon and was invited to participate in the All Stars round. Marcus earned 6th place overall at the forensics meet, quite an accomplishment!

Pi Day Activities On March 14, the students celebrated Pi Day with games and pies. Fifth through 8th grade students created games for the Kindergarten through 4th grades to play. All students had the opportunity to sample pies brought in by the 4th through 8th graders. A good time was had by all!

Also, SKDS competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) at. Allison Richard, Mary Kutschke and Caitlin Kirsch received first places and will advance in the competition to Penn State in April. Emily Figliolia, Devin Gilfoyle and Gabi Hirsh received second place honors.

Miracles in March Basketball Tournament Lastly the Saint Katharine Drexel held its annual Miracles in March basketball tournament, one of the biggest in the area, at Nativity gym. The tournament has been a tradition in the South Hills for the last 5 years. Over 30 teams from both private and public middle schools around the area come to take part in this tournament. It was a great way to end the basketball season.

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Catholic Women’s College Club Reflects on Theme of Preparation Leprechaun hats, gold coins, shamrocks and green carnations were the table decorations for the March 4th meeting of the Catholic Women’s College Club. It was held at 6 p.m. in the social hall of St. Damien of Molokai in Monongahela. Vicki Sento, March committee member, introduced guest speaker Dorothy Weldon. Weldon is president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. She informed the members that the LAOH is the largest Irish Catholic organization in the United States and has been in existence for 117 years. Weldon continued her presentation on the history and services of this Irish organization. Following, President Susan Gessner thanked the February committee for their efforts in preparing the meeting, even though it was cancelled due to inclement weather. Martha Ghilani, chairwoman for the February meeting, briefly spoke on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Area Agency on Aging. Pens and calendars were distributed to all members, compliments of SPHS. Gessner then introduced the March committee: Dorothy Ghilani, chairwoman; Rosemary Bucchianeri; Ann D’Emidio; Vicki Sento; Barbara Smith; and Cindy Williams, and thanked them for their presentation. Gessner reflected on this month’s theme, preparation. Fr. James Young spoke on this theme, emphasizing that the season of Lent is the time to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive. The business portion of the March

meeting was called to order. Vice President Camilla Ferrara called the roll. Minutes were read by Secretary Jo Anna Stroh and approved. Correspondence was also read by Stroh. Martha Ghilani gave the financial report in the absence of Treasurer Sally Keeney. Gessner distributed copies of the club’s revised standing operating procedures. Members were asked to review these revisions. They will be discussed at the April meeting. Standing Committee Reports were given. Ambassadors of Faith, Charitable Services and Handicapped Adults reported on their Christmas and Valentine visits. Easter visits are being scheduled and baskets will be distributed throughout the valley. The women were thanked for their donations for this special and rewarding project. The welfare committee sent several spiritual cards and lit blessed candles for ill members of the club as well as members who have family in need of prayers. President Gessner recognized and congratulated Camilla Ferrara and her husband Pete for receiving the “Manifesting the Kingdom Award.” They were presented this award on January 27, 2013 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh. The recipients were chosen from nominations submitted by pastors, communities and diocesan staff. Lisa Foglia announced that the next meeting will be held April 8 and 6 p.m. in Jozwiak Hall at the St. Vincent de Paul site in Monessen.

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Area Church News..Area Church News Annual Free Flea at Thomas Presbyterian Church

Upcoming Events at First United Methodist Church of Monongahela

The Annual Free Flea will be held Friday and Saturday, April 12 - 13 in the Christian Life Center of Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road in Eighty Four, which is at the intersection of Venetia and Thomas/Waterdam Rds. The Free Flea is now in its 4th year and continues to offer all items completely free; we only ask that you make a donation of any amount which goes to benefit local missions. This year, all proceeds will go to Food and Friends which is partnership between Peters Creek Presbyterian and Thomas Presbyterian Churches to provide a free meal for people throughout the community. The hot meal is served in the CLC of Thomas Presbyterian Church on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month between 5:00 and 6:30. The meal includes a hot, main course, sides, beverage and dessert and is served to you as you enjoy your time with your family and friends. It is open to everyone and we are always delighted to serve new guests. The Free Flea will be held from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm (no Early Birds) on April 1213, and new items will be added each day. Food will be available and is provided by Food and Friends. Donations will be accepted in the CLC starting on Sunday, April 7 and continue through Friday, April 12 between 8:00 am and Noon. If you have large items or need items picked up, please contact Sandy at 724-263-2574 or leave a message at the church office at 724-941-8910.

First United Methodist Church, located at 430 W. Main St, Monongahela is offering the following upcoming events and services. For more information, call 724-2587054. Tuesdays 10:00 am - Exercise 6:00 pm - United Methodist Women 6:30 pm - Girl Scouts Wednesdays 5:00 pm - Youth Groups Grades K-12 7:00 pm - Boy Scouts 7:30 pm - Fellowship Hour Thursdays 6:00 pm - Choir Fellowship Luncheon Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come and join your friends ... no charge. Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Friday, April 12 sponsored by the Youth Camping Retreats. Serving from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Adults $7:00, youth $5:00, children under 5 free. Entertainment in Simpson Chapel at 7:00 pm after dinner. Spring Kids Fest Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. All ages welcome and free. Come learn about God’s Creation and His Word and New Life in Christ. Twelve booths - each booth will have a demonstration or activity, and a Bible verse for memorization. The child will receive a tag with the verse to put on a keepsake key ring. Small petting zoo, making homemade root beer and refreshments.

Flea Market at Brightwood Christian Church If you are looking for some outstanding bargains, stop by the Brightwood Christian Church’s Flea Market. This annual event is being held on Friday, April 5, and Saturday April 6. Friday hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Brightwood Christian Church is located at the corner of West Library Avenue and Center Street in Bethel Park. If you want to find out more about Brightwood Christian Church, log onto www.brightwoodchurch.org.

“Fire and Ice Family Night” Sponsored by Family Worship Center of Pittsburgh Held the second Saturday of every month from 7 - 10 pm at Iceoplex in Southpointe. Cost is $10 per person, $35 for a party of 4, $42 for party of 5, and $45 for party of 6. All prices include skating, skate rental, inflatables, coffee house, face painting, or $2 for coffee house only, face painting/ice skating to Christian music, clown, snacks. Ice skating from 8:30 - 10 pm, all other activities 7 - 10 pm. Visit www.fwcpgh.org for more information.


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Area Church News... Area Church News... Area Church News..Area Church News Bluegrass Music’s Best Coming The best four bluegrass musicians from the Crooked Road in Virginia will give a concert in South Park at Windover Hills United Methodist Church on Saturday evening, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. The musicians are Luthiers as well and will lift your spirits and get your toes a tappin’ as they create the wonderful bluegrass tunes you know and love on the amazing instruments they’ve built. The musicians are Wayne Henderson, guitar and mandolin builder, Eric Clapton has one of his guitars; Gerald Anderson, guitar and mandolin builder, Mumford of Mumford and Son is the lucky owner of one of his guitars; Spencer Strickland, mando and guitar builder; Jimmy Edmonds, fiddle maker, one of the best! Please come and enjoy a great evening of bluegrass music.

Annual Rummage Sale April 6 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church After your spring cleaning, you have all made room for some “new to you” items. The annual rummage sale at Hamilton Presbyterian will be the ideal place to pick up some items to fill the void. There is always a great selection of books, toys, clothing, and household items. These will be located in the downstairs area. And if you take a deep breath, you will be able to smell the delicious food items and snacks on sale as well, the word “Kielbasa” has been mentioned. As your move to the upper level you’ll find antiques, collectibles and usually a few surprise items. We hope you can join us Saturday, April 6 from 9 am until 1 pm, with the “Bag Sale Blowout” during the last half hour of the sale. Hamilton Church is at the corner of Baptist and Hamilton Roads in Bethel Park. For additional information, call the church office at 412-884-2722.

Sister’s Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? Presented at St. Thomas A’ Becket The latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism Series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, eggs, baskets, and bonnets, and, of course, those yummy Peeps. This event will be held in the old church building of St. Thomas A’ Becket at 139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $30. For more information, call 412-655-2885.

Upcoming Events at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 561 Mingo Church Rd., Finleyville will be offering the following events in April. Hoagie Sale 16” Italian Hoagies, orders taken April 7 21 by calling Jamee Powell at 724-3480291 or Ann Lorenzi at 724-348-8977. Pick-up at Mingo Church on Thursday, April 25 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Cost is $7. Proceeds to support Free Wheelchair Project Spring Fling Craft Show Saturday, April 27 from 10 am – 3 pm. Get ready for spring! Come and check out all the crafts for sale. 25 crafters! Donuts and light lunch items for sale.

Upcoming Events at Wrights United Methodist Church Wrights United Methodist Church located at 788 Venetia Rd., Venetia is announcing the following upcoming events. Rummage Sale - Saturday, April 20, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. The sale will benefit local missions and the Appalachia Service project youth mission trip. If you have items you wish to donate or for more information, contact Kathy Jo at 724-348-5969. Ladies Spring Social - Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 am. The women of Wrights UMC will host a salad luncheon. Tickets are $10 - all proceeds will go toward local mission work. For tickets or more information, contact Kathy Jo at 724-348-5969.

Presbyterian Women in Westminster Church to Hold Spring Rummage-Recycling Sale The annual Spring Rummage-Recycling Sale will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Recreation Center and Fellowship Hall (closed 1212:30 for lunch). The “bag sale” and halfprice sale starts at 12:30. There will be a boutique for better items. Collection day is Friday, April 12 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please donate only clean and usable items. Magazines, textbooks, large pieces of furniture and broken or unworkable items will not be accepted. All proceeds benefit Mission Projects. For more information, call Marilyn Hayes at 412-8315704.

Bethesda United Presbyterian Church Presents “The Sound of Music” On April 26 at 7:00 pm, the Presbyterian Churches of Elizabeth will be hosting “The Sound of Music” at the Grand Theater in Elizabeth. This special feature will be a Sing-a-long. There will also be prizes awarded to those who come in costume: most original, most authentic, best girl, best boy . Come out and have a wonderful time! Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank. Tickets are limited to 200. Adults $5.00 and children (under 12) $3.00. For tickets, call 412-384-7360 or 412-384-4360.

Sarah Allen Missionary Society Fish Fry Dinner The Sarah Allen Missionary Society of Bethel A.M.E. Church, 700 West Main Street in Monongahela will hold a Fish Fry Dinner on Saturday, April 6 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. The fish dinner will consist of fish filet, green beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread and beverage. The cost of the meal is $7. Takeout orders can be placed during the day by calling 724-2586491 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Rev. Mortty G. Ivy is the Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Monongahela.

Indoor Flea Market, Soup, Food and Bake Sale at Elizabeth Baptist Church The Elizabeth Baptist Church is having an indoor flea market at 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth on Saturday, May 4, from 9 am - 2 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.

St. Benedict the Abbot Church Presents Parish Musical St. Benedict the Abbot Church, located in Peters Township invites you to our parish musical “Seek the Lord, The Passion of Jesus Christ”, a parishioner produced and directed show telling the story and mission of Jesus Christ. This is a wonderful production meant to bring together families and the community during this Lenten Season. The performance are March 15 at 8:00 pm and March 16 at 7:30 pm in the Pope Benedict Activity Center of Saint Benedict the Abbot Church in McMurray, PA. Our Friday performance follows our annual Fish Fry from 4:00 to 7:15 pm. Come and enjoy dinner and a show! Admission is free or you may give a good will offering. Please come and support our church and holy cause to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ. Tell everyone, bring the whole family, friends and neighbors!

“Bring a Friend to Church Day” at Hamilton Presbyterian On Sunday April 14, the congregation of Hamilton Presbyterian church is asked to bring a friend or two, to church with them. Spring is a great time to renew old friendships and to start or try new things. We also hope members, who have moved away or have been shut in with the winter, will see this as a good time to return and greet friends and family. Hamilton’s congregation always welcomes visitors, but this will be a special day for visitors with a catered luncheon from Armstrong’s following the 11:00 worship service. If you have a friend who attends Hamilton Presbyterian Church call them and tell them you plan on coming. If you don’t have a friend at Hamilton, come and meet one! We are located at the corner of Baptist and Hamilton Road in Bethel Park. Hope to see you on the 14th of April. For more information and to let us know you’re coming, call the church office at 412-884-2722.

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Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Wound Care Center: A Jewel in the Valley Sometimes wounds just will not heal on their own. Dana and Michael Gottke, of Allenport, know firsthand the frustration that comes with chronic wounds. In 1997, Michael injured his right leg in a bicycle accident that required doctors to place hardware in his shin. Seven years later, he developed an abscess from that hardware. Dana who is a secretary at As nurses from the Center for Wound Management Annette Monongahela Valley Necciai and Toni McNett (left to right) review the patient’s Hospital’s Center for chart, Michael and Dana Gottke watch as Dr. Gene Manzetti Wound Management, conducts a follow up exam. encouraged her husband to seek treatment for the abscess there. The staff at Management, ancillary departments, the Center for Wound Management Operating Room and 7-East. The hostreated the abscess and it healed in pital should be very proud of its peoone month. In June 2012, he returned ple.” to the Center for a diabetic ulceration MVH’s Center for Wound on his right foot which had led to an Management’s outpatient treatment infection that caused inflammation of program focuses on the entire patient the bone and marrow. Gene W. — not just the wound. A team of Manzetti, M.D., a cardiovascular/tho- skilled physicians and certified racic surgeon, and Mark H. Hofbauer, wound care nurses evaluates each perD.P.M., a podiatric surgeon, developed son to identify the underlying cause of a plan of care for Mr. Gottke that the wound in order to create an indiincluded an ACell implant, which is vidualized treatment plan. The multithe use of ground pig bladder to disciplinary team includes a nutritionregenerate tissue, and pin placement ist, physical therapy consultant, and if and realignment. The graft healed in necessary, a visiting nurse to help six weeks, and in eight weeks the pins manage the wound at home. were removed. He has not had a recurPeople with chronic wounds can rence. self refer to the Center for Wound “I went to the Center for what I Management unless their insurance thought was a short doctor’s visit.” requires physician referral. said Mr. Gottke. “When I was told I Located on the campus of had to be admitted, I was frightened. I Monongahela Valley Hospital in the ended up spending 11 days in Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Monongahela Valley Hospital and had Melenyzer Pavilion, the Center is my fears laid to rest by the patient, open Monday through Friday from 8 knowledgeable, professional and car- a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call ing staff of the Center for Wound 724-258-1912.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Hosts Creative Community Wellness Events KDKA-TV Anchor Jennifer Antkowiak led a group of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s “Go Red Washington County” participants in Zumba. Ms. Antkowiak discussed the importance of exercise on heart heat.

Community awareness and wellness are key components of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s efforts to enhance the health of the residents of the midMonongahela Valley. Recently, MVH organized and hosted two major events to increase awareness of heart disease and to promote mammogram screenings.

health issues with panelists including Simon H. Chough, M.D.; an MVH cardiologist; Don Doyle, director of the Center for Fitness and Health; Kenny Furlong, RN; cardiac rehabilitation supervisor; and Randall Komacko, MPT, senior staff physical therapist and director of the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

Go Red Washington County

Mamm & Glamm

February was National Heart Month and this year, Monongahela Valley Hospital joined forces with Canonsburg Hospital and Washington Health System for Go Red, Washington County," a county-wide education and awareness program. For four hours on February 28, each facility hosted events that included speakers, screenings, educational demonstrations, giveaways and more. At MVH, health screenings were conducted for the duration of the event which began at 4 p.m. with healthy cooking demonstrations by author and holistic health counselor Janet McKee. Amaera Felder, a stress management specialist, conducted a session on relaxation techniques for all ages and fitness levels, and KDKA-TV news anchor Jennifer Antkowiak discussed heart health and conducted Zumba and walking demonstrations. The event also included an Innovations in Medicine panel that focused on heart

October is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a heavy emphasis on women getting their annual mammograms. Awareness shouldn’t end once the calendar flips to November. Some women diligently visit their gynecologists for their annual exams and receive prescriptions for mammograms but just file the scripts away and never have the screening. Why? Some people are afraid because they do not know what to expect. HealthPLEX Imaging made the process of getting a mammogram a little more comfortable. The staff applied for and received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to host Mamm & Glamm on March 2 at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Sixty women who had prescriptions for mammograms had the opportunity to have their screenings in a relaxing atmosphere and then enjoy free pampering that included massages, nail treatments and more.

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MONONGAHELA VALLEY HOSPITAL APRIL EVENTS Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs during April. 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, April 1 from 2 - 4 p.m., Hospital 7-East Family Room. For more information, call 724258-1704. BABY CARE CLASS - Monday, April 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724-258-BABY, ext. 25. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, April 2 – Thursday, April 4 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. To register, call 724-258-1483. BONE DENSITY SCREENING - Wednesday, April 3 from 1 - 3 p.m., Healthy Directions at the Finleyville Giant Eagle. For more information, call 724-348-6699. SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Primary Care Resource Center (PCRC), Hospital, fourth floor. For all others, the cost for the complete program is $20. To register, call 724-258-1932. STROKE SUPPORT GROUP - Thursday, April 4 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1455. AUXILIARY $5 JEWELRY SALE - Friday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECC. The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. is sponsoring a $5 jewelry sale with a variety of costume jewelry available for purchase. For more information, call the Gift Shop at 724-258-1167. RSDS SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, April 9 from 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492. ADVANCED CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING - Wednesday, April 10 from 6 – 8 p.m., ECC. To register, call 724-258-1483. HEALTHY EATING SUPERMARKET TOURS - Thursday, April 11 from 3 - 5 p.m., The tours begin at Healthy Directions 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 “High Blood Pressure: Your Salt and Sodium Intake.” To register, call 724-348-6699 or 724-258-1148. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Monday, April 15 at 2 p.m., Hospital 7-East Family Room. For additional information, call 724-258-1704. BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION SESSION - Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m., ECC. MVH has teamed up with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to provide this free information session. To register, call 412-641-3632. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mon Valley YMCA. “Taking Care of your Feet” and includes foot screenings. To register, call 724-258-1483. NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY - Tuesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MVH Director of Patient Relations Renee Hurley,

M.Ed., L.P.C., will be to provide information and assistance to the public on completing one’s advance directives: a medical power of attorney and/or a living will. For more information, call 724-258-1076 or visit www.nhdd.org. ARTHRITIS AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP - Wednesday, April 17 from 1 – 3 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-2581321. INNOVATIONS IN HIP REPLACEMENTS Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Willow Room. Thomas F. Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph. D, will present a free program to discuss the Birmingham hip. Dr. Brockmeyer will repeat the talk at Monongahela Valley Hospital on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. To register, call 724-258-1333. AARP 55 ALIVE BEGINNERS DRIVING COURSE - Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. The cost is $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 724-258-1234. GYRO SALE WITH GYROS BY GEORGE Friday, April 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hospital Central Plaza. For more information, call the hospital Gift Shop at 724-258-1167. AUXILIARY MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE Saturday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. ECC. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. For more information, call 724-258-1167. BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Monday, April 22 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229) ext. 25. MANAGING YOUR DIABETES - Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25 from 6 – 9 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. To register, call 724258-1483. COLORECTAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM Wednesday, April 24 from 1 - 3 p.m., ECC. To register, call 724-258-1333. BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION SESSION - Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. To register, call 412641-3632 or 412-802-8299. INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASS - Thursday, April 25 from 6 - 9 p.m., ECC. The $40 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required by calling the Valley Health and Safety Training Center at 724-684-9536. MVH AND RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE Friday, April 26 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., ECC. To register, call 724-494-4090. NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY - Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ECC circular driveway. MVH and the Carroll Township Police Department will work together on the 6th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a convenient and safe way for residents to remove unused drugs from their medicine cabinets. Donors remain anonymous and police will not request identification. UNDERSTANDING YOUR MEAL PLAN Tuesday, April 30 from 6 – 8 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. To register contact the Center for Diabetes at 724-258-1483.


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ALDERSON, Wayne T., 86, of Pleasant Hills, died February 22. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ASHCRAFT, Madeline, 61, of Finleyville, died February 24. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. BURDETT, Carrol Kay, 73, of Monongahela, died February 26. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. COMINSKY, Zylpha, 79, of Pleasant Hills, died February 22. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. CONLON, Mary Jane, 85, of Horning, died February 16. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. DRAPER, Eleanor, of Brentwood, died February 27. DUDJAK, John Jr., 72, of Bethel Park, died February 2. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. FARINA, Anna, 99, of West Mifflin / Hays area, died March 5. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. FEENEY, William J., 85, of Monongahela, died February 18. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. GARRISON, Hertha Lois, 84, of Monongahela, died February 3. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. HARRIS, Frieda, 94, of Bethel Park, died February 19. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. JAKUB, Gery Jr., 34, of New Eagle, died February 28. Arrangements under the direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. KELLY, Adora Jean, 81, of Monongahela, (formerly of Forward Township), died February 14. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. LAVERICK, Grace (Furlong), 88, of Rostraver Township (formerly of West Elizabeth), died March 9. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. MASSARI, Karen Louise, 70, of Monongahela, died February 6. Arrangements under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Inc. in Monongahela. McNAMEE, Elizabeth M., 86, of Pleasant Hills, died February 18. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. MILLER, William A. Sr., 82, of Finleyville, died March 1. Arrangements under the

direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. MURPHY, Lawrence, 61, of Bethel Park, died February 3. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. NECCIAI, Joseph A., 62, of Monongahela, died March 5. Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. PASCOE, Charles Sr., “Chas”, 62, of Elizabeth, died February 16. Arrangements under the direction of Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. in Roscoe. PIRAINO, Josephine R., 85, of Baldwin Borough, died March 11. Arrangements under the direction of Griffith Mortuary, Inc. in South Park Township. PUMELLO, Mafalda (Cerasoli),”Muffy”, 90, of West Mifflin, died March 10. Arrangements under the direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. RELOSKY, Ronald, 74, of Bethel Park, died February 16. Arrangements under the direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. ROSSI, Teresa, 92, formerly of Monongahela, died March 1. Arrangements under the direction of Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Charleroi. RUSSELL, Dorothy, 87, of Pleasant Hills, died February 26. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMITH, Caren A., 69, of South Park, died March 13. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMITH, Mary Jean, 83, of Baldwin Borough, died March 2. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. SMITH, Stanley E., “Buck”, 72, of South Park, died February 27. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. STEPHENSON, George K., 71, of Pleasant Hills, died March 1. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. WHITFIELD, Kenneth Charles, 64, of Jefferson Hills, died March 2. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ZEILER, Dolores, Whitehall, died February 22. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills. ZIPAY, George, of South Park, died March 7. Arrangements under the direction of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pleasant Hills.


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SPRING HOME & GARDEN GUIDE Stop Topping Your Trees! Tree topping was considered for years to be the easiest and cheapest way to make mature trees safer and reduce their size. Whether it's because of tradition or ignorance, millions of trees have been hacked with little or no consideration to their health and structural integrity. People who top trees have yet to recognize that following established industry standards of professionalism while pruning trees can improve the tree's health, growth, and appearance.

What happens when trees are topped? Trees maintain a delicate crown-to-root ratio. Topping removes the crown, upsetting this ratio and limiting the tree's abil-

ity to sustain its own roots, thereby making them more susceptible to insects and decay. Limbs weakened by decay cannot handle the weight of rapid re-growth. If the tree survives, it may become a bigger safety hazard than it was prior to topping. Consumers today are more knowledgeable and increasingly refuse to allow their trees to be topped. Topping should not be confused with proper crown reduction pruning, which will safely reduce a tree's size and redirect its growth. "Lion's-tailing" is another practice that severely damages trees, where inner foliage, branches, and limbs of a tree are stripped bare. A lion-tailed tree has the unnatural form of a giant umbrella, with the remaining foliage limited to the ends of the branches. The limbs left on the tree are long and bare except for a characteristic "tuft" of foliage at the end, giving the appearance of a lion's tail. Lion's-tailing

shouldn't be confused with proper thinning, which is the selective removal of branches to decrease weight and wind resistance.

Reasons to not top trees: • Leaves large exposed wounds that can't readily close • Ruins tree structure • Removes too much foliage, disrupting the tree's energy reserve for future growth • Stimulates vigorous, weakly attached new growth that is prone to breakage • Increases tree maintenance costs

Reasons to not "lion's-tail" trees: • Limbs become weak and prone to breakage • Increased sunlight on the tree's interior can cause sunscald

• Removes too much foliage, disrupting the tree's energy reserve for future growth • Stimulates vigorous, weakly attached new growth on the trees inner portion that is prone to breakage

What is the alternative? Professional arborists can make a tree look more attractive while also making it safer and smaller with the appropriate corrective pruning. Pruning encourages growth, improves flower and fruit production, improves plant health, repairs damage, and helps add aesthetic appeal to a tree. Information adapted from the Tree Care Industry Association. For more information, contact Arbor Tree Specialists, Inc. at 412-655-8424 or arbortree@gmail.com or visit www.arbortreespecialists.com. Owner Patrick Tolan.

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Tips for Making Your Spring Cleaning a Breeze (BPT) - A long winter season can leave you and your family longing for outdoor activities. Before you head for some fresh air fun, you need to get your home in order for the spring and summer months ahead. Spring cleaning can be a drawn-out chore, but that can change this year. The key to a quick and painless deep clean involves staying organized, having the right tools on hand and keeping track of time to ensure a quick and efficient job done right the first time. "Let's face it, very few people actually get excited about spring cleaning, but with a little planning and the right tools, it doesn't have to be such a chore," says Alison Gutterman, president of Jelmar, a leading seller of cleaning products. "Start your spring cleaning with a powerful, multi-surface cleaner to get rid of the grime, gunk and water spots that have built up over the winter months and go room by room to tidy up. Perhaps most importantly, once the big job is

over, it's important to maintain a level of cleanliness so you aren't faced with a daunting spring cleaning task next year."

Spring cleaning tips: Assign and attack: Everyone contributes to dirtying a home over the year, so having everyone also contribute to tidying it up is important. Assign a leader and have each member of your family say what area of the house they feel they can tackle best,

ensuring everyone is comfortable and able to quickly and effectively clean their section. Assess the problem areas: Take your family cleaning crew on a quick walk-through of the home and identify areas that need the most attention. This will allow you to supply your crew with the right set of supplies and allot them the proper amount of time to get the job done. Add an extra hour to normal cleaning times for each area, since this is a deep spring clean. Arm yourself with the right tools: Nothing is worse than starting your spring cleaning and realizing you do not have the right cleaning supplies to get the job done in one take. For discarding old, unnecessary clutter, try using durable trash bags and solid cardboard boxes to ensure nothing falls apart and it makes it out the door. For cleaning, pick up a powerful multi-purpose cleaner like CLR that cleans away built-up grime, white residue and hard water spots that have

collected on neglected surfaces like ceramic tiles, shower doors, toilet bowls and kitchen counter tops. And one final walk through: Once you have tackled your spring cleaning list, take a final walk-through to make sure you covered every nook and cranny. Hidden dust and tarnish can be hard to spot the first time around so make sure to take a cleaner like Tarn-X with you for a quick and efficient last-minute cleanup. Taking the family with you on the final walkthrough will show everyone all the work that goes into keeping a house tidy all year. Take a big, deep breath of relief because you just finished this year's spring cleaning - and in record time. Throughout the year, your home won't keep itself clean; make sure to keep the right cleaning supplies on hand for quick cleaning jobs and touch-ups. Now go outside and enjoy some springtime activities - you deserve it.


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Tips for Creating a Greener Outdoor Living Space (BPT) - If your spring to-do list includes backyard projects such as building a patio or decorative landscaping, here are some eco-friendly ways to accomplish your goals: Choose greener materials Long gone are the days when it was difficult to find building materials created with sustainable manufacturing processes. Today, you can find products such as pavers and even paver base used in patio-building - that are not only made from recycled materials, but also are 100 percent recyclable. For example, to build a greener patio, start with Brock PaverBase, which holds the coveted "Cradle to Cradle" certification that recognizes a product's safety for people and the environment, and design for future life cycles. The overlapping panel system makes prepping the ground for patio pavers quick and easy, eliminating more of the time-consuming and labor-intensive aspects of traditional patio-building. You can learn more at www.brock-international.com. When building products made from recycled materials aren't available, consider ones that are naturally sustainable. Such products can also provide a unique look. Bamboo, for example, is gaining popularity as a fencing and decking material and it's eco-friendly because it's fast-growing and durable. Cedar is another decking and fence product that is naturally "green," because it is naturally resistant to moisture. It also contains natural oils that prevent rot without the chemical treatments needed by other woods such as

pine, and it can be recycled and used for other building projects. Responsible accessories Energy and water consumption are also important considerations when greening your backyard environment. Opting for solar-powered pathway, deck and accent lighting - rather than traditional electric lights - is a great way to reduce the environmental impact of your outdoor living space, while saving money on your utility bill. It's easy to find a wide variety of solar lighting styles, whether you look online or at your local home improvement store. Reducing water waste is also important for the environment and your wallet. If you have a lawn sprinkler system, be sure to avoid watering during the hottest hours of the day when water will evaporate. Timers on a sprinkler system can also help conserve water. You can also recycle rainwater to irrigate backyard flowerbeds. Simply set up a rain barrel to collect water. Finally, think about the furnishings you'll use on your patio or deck. While plastic may seem durable - and cheapest to buy - consider what will happen to the furniture once it's no longer usable. Furnishings made from recyclable materials like wood or iron may be kinder to the environment in the long run. You can also look for furniture made from recycled products. Or, visit garage sales and give old wood or metal lawn furniture a fresh coat of paint, some new cushions - and a new life in your environmentally friendly outdoor space.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

Buyer

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Price

UNION TOWNSHIP Michael Martin

CUP201 LLC

Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of Mary Taylor

Zachary Neil and Meghan Mancinelli Maria Boshuk

30 Robb Lane $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $64,274) 136 Tuscany Estates Drive $249,445 5025 Gary Ave. $125,000

FINLEYVILLE Kenneth Kapusta

William Colucci

3634 Washington Ave.

MONONGAHELA Wendy Biagii Meredith Stazer Carrie Miller Frederick Cicci Federal National Mortgage Assn. Estate of Timothy Bartkus Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Jason and Diana Zippay Darlene Dreyer Marcelina Lavelle Stefanie Elliott John Egan Jr. and Leslie Egan Larry Bartkus Mary Beth Gregorini

David Perecko Renee Exler

Marc and Leah Berry Branden and Jackie Frankie

NEW EAGLE Camilla Puentes

Francis and Josephine Staffen

132 Second Ave.

CARROLL TOWNSHIP Christopher Popp

Todd and Marci Klinger

1109 Route 837 $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $26,450) 162 Terrace Drive $105,000 Fourth St. $42,500 180 Fisher Ave. $1,423 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $6,330) 81 Grant Road $30,000 Sampson Ave. $625 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $7,990) Sunset St. $286 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $1,006)

Jason Zippay Amy Podolek and Ryan Bruckner Adelaide Ripepi trustee Wendy Biagini Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Jonathan Manko Italy L.P. Randy and Roberta Spaziani Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Jose Tunon Washington County Tax Claim Bureau Thomas Capozza ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Raymond Cassol et al. Michael Benintende Eileen Jamison HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Karen Maley et al. Kevin Anthony Falk Housing & Urban Development Estate of Otto Pagliari Estate of Paul Keyes Sandra Lee McBride Lois Rowe Smith

Joseph and Donna Basille Ralph Marsico Jr. and Sara Marsico Daugherty Tool & Die Inc. Timothy Barncord Beverly Ann Maley HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Gary Keller James Stephens Jr. Janet Cheeseman Gary Redpath Jr. John Fetchkan

$50,000

1371 Fourth St. $217,500 1112 Chess St. $65,000 603 Mary St. $80,900 1200 Thomas St. $129,750 402 Second St. $15,000 438 Chess St. $11,000 E. Main St. $422 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,672) by sheriff's deed 1020 Lincoln St. $153,000 1112 Try St. $127,000

121 Dorman Drive 811 Golfview Drive 325 Industry Road 522 Monongahela Ave. 2224 Briarwood Drive 2012 Country Club Drive 2638 Douglas Run Road 650 Industry Road 2114 Lawnview Drive 227 Mohawk Drive 309 Oak Ave.

$67,800

$100,000 $179,900 $150,000 $27,799 $50,000 $3,532 by sheriff's deed $31,000 $25,000 $86,000 $78,000 $60,000

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ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP (Continued) Benedek Zaffuto Family L.P. Susan Hoover Ryan Emsurak Kevin and Meghan Minich George Madaras trustee Stefanie Jayne Hannan FORWARD TOWNSHIP Michael Daube Jr. Brandon Koenig Carol States US Bank NA ND Estate of Dorothy Joll Lance and Stacey Joll CLAIRTON Sharon Mick et al. David Scott Samuel Volpe et al. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Kaja Holdings LLC Richard Charles TLP Development Trust #100345 Estate of Shirley Ann Tour Matthew Balega Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Donald Duda Estate of Ruth Ellis Paul and Alice Cherepko Sean Fogarty Realty Choice Investments LLC PennyMac Mortgage Invest. Trust Hold. Red Oak Real Estate Systems Inc. SOUTH PARK Estate of Giuseppe Ferro Bradley DeFries Estate of Barbara Jane Kepple AK Homes & Development Group LLC Cynthia McHenry et al. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Wadwell Group NVR Inc. Eric Jones James and Kristy Aiello Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Antonio Ciotti Susan Korekach et al. David and Cherie Solties Anthony Ferraro Jacob Kennedy Estate of Bertha George Justin Belback and Jeannette Torre

Address 6237 Smithfield St. 2108 Ridge Road 956 Scenery Drive 1814 Raccoon Run Road 2077 River Hill Road 203 Torrence Road

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533 Farnsworth Ave. 463 Third St. 233 N. Second St. 345 Pennsylvania Ave. 906 Vankirk St. 335 Pennsylvania Ave. 3402 Miles Ave. 813 School St. 1016 Toman Ave.

$10,200 $1,632 by sheriff's deed $8,850 $10,000 $24,500 $4,525 $8,500 $23,500 $26,500

3105 Brownsville Road Ext. 2803 Kramer Ave. 1294 Royal Park Blvd. Snee Drive 927 Hurl Drive 6704 Hilldale Drive 1164 Mike Reed Drive 6567 Quaker Drive 1194 Wilson Road

$165,000 $42,500 $2,134 by sheriff's deed $60,000 $149,900 $85,000 $45,000 $173,000 $74,500


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller PLEASANT HILLS Matthew Virgin Estate of John Frederick Donohue Heather Scanlon Thomas Poljak Jr. Helen Schuster Sandra MacDonald Hill Cloverleaf Village Assoc. L.P.

Buyer

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Christopher and Kate Weibl Thomas Lewis Jeremy and Amanda Neeley Edward Chismar and Elizabeth Gallagher Nicholas Ward Joshua and Heather Reading WG Cloverleaf Assoc. L.P.

221 Manor Drive 411 Old Clairton Road 217 Stevens Drive 261 Temona Drive 410 Temona Drive 376 W. Bruceton Road 1-36 Marchoefer Drive

JEFFERSON HILLS James Steffey Joseph Basille Maronda Homes Inc. Patrick All Diane Marbella Zokaites Properties L.P. Maronda Homes Inc. Jonathan Reynolds Heather Sutton Craig Green June Marie Brandt Charles Bedell John Silko Jr.

Gregory Seibert James Steffey Scott and Patsy Carey Leslie George Jr. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Richard and Christine Miller Sandra Hill and Fred Hill Jr. Drew Slater and Regina Strong John Roldan Keith and Nicole Dolhi Loreen Staudt and Michael Benintend Robert Ferrare Jr. and Mary Ann Ferrare Brian and Alicia Smith

2005 Old Clairton Road 233 Old Clairton Road 347 Christine Lane 6008 Claire Valley Court 329 Coal Valley Road 5015 Dana Drive Unit 110E 328 Christine Lane 2605 Ridge Road 1004 Gill Hall Road 1256 Gill Hall Road 138 Gill Hall Road 335 Joan of Arc Court 429 W. Deer Park Drive

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Dennis Mowery

Michael and Marlene Nowicki

15 Yohe St.

PETERS TOWNSHIP Loretta Riley Dennis Mavrich Rolling Hills Country Club NVR Inc. George Lazeration NVR Inc. John Emmerling Jeanne Lindsey trustee Danny Cote Sirva Relocation LLC Samuel Stewart Lori Allen Great Meadows L.P. Great Meadows L.P. Charles Case Dushan Majkic Heartland Homes George Yeckley Heartand Homes Inc. John Waclawski Jeffrey Hartman Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Andrew and Heather Hazelwood Steven Garofalo and Carl Garofalo et al. John and Sheila Corey Daniel and Kelly Smith George Lazeration and Betty Lazeration et al. Jay and Sabina Conzemius Alice Pentuck Barbara Hoover Sirva Relocation LLC Mark and Stephanie Opitz David Grecco and Christy Ross Carole and Ernest Voss NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Matthew Simmons and Jena Kragnes John and Tracey Koutsgani Richard and Amy Polinski Christian and Melissa Davis Harshit Seth Cole and Teresa Mortellaro Mark and Lorraine Shipman Kenneth and Julie Kelso

Robert Grimble NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Raymond Piaquadio Jordan Small Cartus Financial Corp. Kelly Sturdivant John Carney David Moritz Great Meadows L.P. Great Meadows L.P.

Peters Pearl LLC Brian and Tiffany Bonanno Robert Bonazza Dianne and Gerald Golden Cartus Financial Corp. Richard and Judith Pegher Denise Grippo US Bank Justabout Development LLC NVR Inc. NVR Inc.

319 Bridle Trail $435,000 101 Candelite Drive $243,500 133 Clubside Drive $1,388 101 McIntosh Drive $322,680 345 Quail Run Road Unit 28 $65,000 335 Rocky Ridge Road $406,275 196 Roscommon Place $170,000 160 Rosecommon Place $203,000 317 Snowberry Circle $580,000 317 Snowberry Circle $519,700 340 Snowberry Circle $670,000 103 Timberlake Drive $270,000 Unknown Address $85,000 Unknown Address $85,000 106 Bethany Drive $397,500 304 Buckingham Drive $800,000 710 Chadwick Drive $411,466 107 Lintel Drive $274,650 421 Longleaf Drive $578,854 129 Spring Meadows Drive $422,000 133 Clubside Drive $600,100 105 Longvue Drive $719 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $4,250) 563 McClelland Road $760,000 112 McIntosh Drive $337,700 119 McIntosh Drive $297,105 307 Village Green Drive $345,000 122 Driftwood Drive $373,500 122 Driftwood Drive $373,500 170 Druid Drive $366,000 128 Johnston Road $1,740 by sheriff's deed Justabout Road $1,500,000 Scenic Ridge Drive $85,000 Scenic Ridge Drive $85,000

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Price $164,000 $159,950 $119,900 $175,000 $99,500 $149,000 $4,000,000 $114,900 $175,000 $277,000 $247,000 $1,713 by sheriff's deed $252,900 $333,015 $133,000 $121,613 $128,500 $40,000 $99,500 $165,000 $139,000

Get Ready for Spring at the Annual Mon Valley Home Show The 22nd Annual Mon Valley Home Show, located at the Rostraver Ice Gardens on Route 51 in Belle Vernon, will be held Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. The home show provides the public with an abundance of information for relatively anything needed for your home, inside and out. From contractors, financial advisors, health and wellness, specialty products both for the home and for you, winery’s, snacks from the kitchen, and even goodies for your pets! Various exhibitors throughout the show will have some fabulous giveaways for you to sign up for as well. The kids will have fun too. There will be face painting and balloon art by Lulu the Clown on Saturday and Sunday, and a Special appearance by The Washington Wild Thing early Sunday afternoon. A moonwalk and cotton candy for the kids will be located in the arena. A Kids Clinic will provide activities to the first 25 kids to sign up on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. If you are one of those Pittsburgh Sports enthusiasts, local Pittsburgh Sports writer, Jim O’Brien will be doing a book signing all weekend long. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend on the main stage area. Discount coupons are available in local publications.

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The Top 5 Home Improvement Projects That Increase Your Home’s Value (StatePoint) Selling a home in today’s aggressive marketplace can be challenging. The good news is there are a few tweaks that can give homeowners a serious leg up on the competition. With the warmer months being the most active time of year to buy and sell real estate, it’s important to ensure your home is seen in the best light possible. “Despite the influx of homes for sale this season, the process of buying and selling a home can be simple, efficient and enjoyable,” says Wendy Froehlich of Homes.com, one of the nation’s top online real estate listing and lifestyle resources. According to Homes.com, the top five projects that improve home equity are: Bathrooms If adding an additional bathroom isn`t an option, upgrade existing ones. Adding a dual vanity to a master or secondary bath improves functionality, allowing multiple people to use the space. Change out fixtures like faucets and shower doors to increase aesthetic

dated spaces. Add crown or decorative molding to “shape out” the kitchen cabinets and modernize the space. Repaint cabinets, or add new hardware to add visual interest and brighten dark spaces.

appeal. If you’re on a budget, replace light fixtures or switch plates to help refresh the space. When working with a small space, highlight storage options with shelving and update or remove wall decor, paint or wallpaper. Kitchen Kitchen renovations can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000 and more. If that’s not in your budget, upgrading cabinetry and paint does wonders to liven up even the most out-

Outdoor Spaces Curb appeal adds immediate interest to any home’s exterior. According to Remodeling Magazine, improving outdoor spaces can increase a home’s resale value dollar-for-dollar. Frame the front walkway with items that add visual interest, like flowers, potted plants, large rocks of various sizes and solar-powered lights. If yard space is scarce, hanging plants are another great, low-cost option. Extend outdoor projects to the backyard -- power-wash decks or patios and clean screened-in areas. Basement Basement improvements can optimize livable space and protect the home from extreme weather, mold, moisture

damage and mites. Whether transitioning the basement to a home gym, office or family room, the basics remain the same: insulate well and waterproof. Maximize space by including shelving and storage units. If the opportunity exists, make the space feel open and inviting by creating an open stairwell, a trick that visually connects the upper part of the house with the lower, and filters natural light into the space. Mudroom Mudrooms ensure families stay clutter-free and have a dedicated space to drop stuff as they come through the door. They can also make potential homeowners feel welcome upon entry. While knocking out a wall to create a mudroom is expensive and labor-intensive, you can make a “drop zone` by simply anchoring a bench to an empty wall and hanging labeled storage units. Making homes stand out in a sea of real estate listings isn’t always easy. More tips on increasing home values can be found at www.Homes.com.


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Tips to Save Time on Lawn Maintenance (StatePoint) If it feels as though your entire weekends are spent mowing, trimming and watering your lawn, there are steps you can take to speed up your lawn care routine.

Automate How many times have you forgotten to water your lawn - or worse yet, over-watered it? You can eliminate the guesswork (and the grunt work of dragging hoses around your yard) by installing an automatic sprinkler and drip irrigation system that is based on your specific landscape, characteristics and geographical region. A well-designed system ensures peak efficiency, which means you’re only watering your lawn when necessary. This is great for your grass and plants – and for your pocketbook. New technologies are making it even easier to optimize a watering plan for your lawn, as they can be controlled from the comfort of your computer or from a handheld remote you can take into your backyard. For example, the

Irritrol PCW Control system is a software system that allows you to set up an irrigation calendar for different areas of your property. This smart technology can even connect to the Internet and retrieve the day’s weather for your zip code, and change watering time and frequency accordingly. Homeowners can visit www.irritrol.com to learn more.

Maintain Your Equipment Keeping your mower properly maintained will save you time all season long. For walking mowers, a good maintenance routine is as follows: • Carefully check blades for sharpness. • Make sure the cutting deck is clear of clippings. Cooking spray on the underside of the deck will make a new mower easier to clean. • Check pull cords to ensure they aren’t frayed. • Check that attachments are connected and working properly. • If you use your mower infrequent-

New technology allows users to control their irrigation and lighting from the comfort of their computer. ly, fill the tank with a fuel stabilizer. • Periodically change the oil and perform air filter maintenance.

Less is More It’s tempting to cut the grass as frequently as do your neighbors. But where mowing is concerned, less is more. You can prevent weeds from

taking over your lawn by letting your grass grow out a bit, as longer grass supports a deeper root system. If you cut more than one-third of the grass length, you will have clumps of clippings that lie on top of the lawn, slower decomposition, and a less attractive, bristly appearing lawn Keeping grass longer also allows it greater surface area to carry out photosynthesis, which results in healthier plants. In addition, taller grass grows slower than shorter grass. You can use this fact to eliminate up to 20 percent of the mowing you do annually, an average savings of about eight hours a year, not to mention the savings of gasoline and wear on equipment. When you do cut the grass, be sure you’re using great time saving equipment. A model with great maneuverability will give you greater control around landscaping and obstacles. With all that time saved working on your lawn, you’ll have more time to kick back, relax and simply enjoy your lawn instead.


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6th Annual Bassi Golf Tourney Set for June 6

Ringgold Hosts 2013 Boys "Indoor Soccer" Tournament

The West Mifflin Keeper puts the ball in play.

The Ringgold Rams indoor soccer squad poses with their Tournament Trophies.

By Paul Chasko

Indoor soccer gives players an opportunity to keep their skills sharp and legs strong during the months when snow is usually covering the outdoor pitch. The Ringgold gymnasium is one of the larger floors in the area and offers a good venue for the sport. Another obvious advantage is that spectators are much closer to the play than in outdoor soccer – it’s fast and exciting – almost a different game and played with a different ball – less bounce. Sixteen teams took part in the tournament placed in four brackets with some schools fielding more than one team. The preliminary games ran all day on Sunday March 10 with each team playing at least 2 games – double elimination. At day’s end the winner’s trophy was in the hands of the Ringgold Rams “Junior team”. Ringgold fielded three teams from its indoor soccer squad for this tournament. The second place trophy went to Laurel Highlands. Teams from the following schools participated in the tournament: Ringgold; Charleroi; Geibel; Trinity; West Mifflin; Monessen; South Allegheny; Serra Catholic; Belle Vernon; Laurel Highlands. Go to our website www.unionfinley.com and click on “gallery” for more tournament photos by Paul Chasko

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The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Melvin B. Bassi Golf Tournament will be held at Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth on June 6, 2013. An 8:00 am registration and practice will be followed by a 9:00 am shotgun start. Highway Appliance will be the main event sponsor. A $10,000 cash prize will be given away as a Hole-in-One Prize, in addition to several auxiliary prizes will be offered on other holes. Butler’s Golf The late Melvin B. Bassi. Course is a Billy Casper® managed golf course, and more information about the course can be accessed at www.butlersgolf.com. Foursomes, sponsorships and door prizes ($25 value or more) are now being accepted by calling Deb or Donna at 724-483-3507. Everyone (regardless of membership) is invited to attend this very popular event and has sold out in the past therefore early registrations are encouraged. The cost per golfer is only $125 and includes greens fees and cart, lunch, beverages, dinner, golfer’s goody bag, and many other extras. The cost will be discounted to $120/person, if registration is paid by May 10. The Chamber accepts VISA, Mastercard and Discover. Proceeds from the Bassi Tournament fund Leadership Washington County scholarships, The Challenge Program in local high schools, and several other educational initiatives in the Mid Mon Valley in memory of the late Attorney Melvin B. Bassi, outstanding community and business leader in the Mon Valley. This year’s Golf Committee is chaired by J.J. Georgagis, Keystone Bakery, and includes Milt Kubik, Denise Mornak, Mornak Excavation, Trish Brickner, PaCareerLink, Josie Pelzer, Rotolo Motors, Diann Donaldson, Reliance Business Solutions, Jeffrey Mendola, Waddell and Reed, and Jim Protin, Chester Engineers.

Registration Open for South Park Youth Football and Cheerleading South Park Youth Football and Cheerleading (SPYFC) will be holding registration the 2013 Season on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the South Park Community Center. SPYFC is a great choice for your child to learn the fundamentals of football and cheerleading. Most of our coaches have experience with high school football, playing for the South Park Eagles or coaching a high school football team. We are the only feeder team for the South Park Eagles. We have a great relationship with the South Park High School Football and Cheerleading coaches. We offer a free conditioning camp during the summer to all children of South Park. SPYFC offers a scholarship to those who have participated in our league. Graduating seniors who are attending an accredited post high school education facility are eligible for a $250.00 scholarship. What a great reward for participating in our youth sports organization! We encourage parent participation in all aspects of our league. Come to a registration event and find out more!


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Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Set for June 21 The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 20th annual banquet at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township on Friday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. This year, seven new inductees will be welcomed into the mythical Sports Hall of Fame conceived by newspapermen Floyd France and John Bunardzya. This brings the total number of inductees to 212. The original Mon Valley Sports Writers Hall of Fame started in 1951 with the selection of Stan Musial and Bert Rechichar. The class of 2013 includes the following: Brian Miller Bowman, Michael Bright, Gary Cramer, William Lee, Ron Paglia, Larry Papini and the late Bernie Floriani. The MMVASHOF selection committee includes Chairman Brian Herman, Carl Crawley Jr, Dale Hamer, Tom Jenkins, Bill Kubin, Randy Marino, Stan Milchovich, Steve Russell, and Bill Hughes. The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame is one of 28 chapters of The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame made up of four geographical regions. The state ceremonial dinner rotates between the four regions. The Mid Mon Valley chapter has inducted 17 members into the state Hall of Fame. The Mid Mon Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to welcome these Valley sports standouts: BRIAN MILLER BOWMAN: A 1991 Ringgold graduate, Bowman was a gifted athlete in football and basketball. At Penn State, he was a three-year starting defensive back for Coach Joe Paterno. Bowman made all-conference in high school football and basketball. He compiled an impressive record, rushing for 960 yards and adding 569 yards in receptions and returns as the senior feature back in Coach Joe Ravasio’s offense. Bowman was an all-state defensive back whose credentials led him to an invitation to the 1991 Big 33 game. His basketball skills earned him third-team all-state mention and selection to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Roundball Classic all-star game. He graduated as the third leading scorer in Ringgold basketball history with 1,337 points. MICHAEL BRIGHT: A basketball star at Monessen High School and Bucknell University, Michael C. Bright is today the chief executive officer of the Newark (NJ) YMCA. Bright was the co-captain on Monessen’s 1988 Class A PIAA championship team. He is remembered for his “alley-oop dunks” from all around the court, delivering monster slams on opposing teams and hitting three pointers when needed. Bright is Bucknell’s third all-time scorer with 1,670 points and also remains the career steals leader with 286. He earned the prestigious Christy Mathewson award as the top senior athlete in his 1993 class and was elected to the Bucknell Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. GARY CRAMER: A 1966 Belle Vernon Area High School graduate, Cramer played tailback, safety, kicker and punter. A bread and butter player, Cramer brought the crowd to its feet on October 15, 1965 as BVA upset a distinguished Charleroi team16-14. A three-year letter winner, Cramer, the leading scorer in the conference his senior season, earned all-conference, all-WPIAL and honorable mention all-state honors. Cramer took his football skills to the University of Pittsburgh where he lettered three-years. A tailback at Pitt, Cramer was described as one of Pitt’s “steadiest and best backfield performers” during his era. Ohio State’s Woody Hayes made a strong plea for Cramer’s services before he chose Pitt. BILL LEE: A three-sport athlete at Charleroi High where he graduated in 1963, Bill played football, baseball and ran track. Playing backup quarterback to the legendary Stan Kemp, Bill also played linebacker or defensive end. Stepping in for Kemp due to injuries, he finished his senior year with 7 touchdown passes. Bill received honorable mention Big 6 Conference. At Cal State, Bill became starting quarterback from the end of 1963 into 1966. During his senior season, Lee passed for 367 yards, then a school record, in a 27-20 home victory over Lock Haven. The performance earned him PSAC Player of the Week honors. Lee brought stability to Cal’s program and was an exceptional passer. Lee went on to a 28-year PIAA football official’s career. RON PAGLIA: With almost six decades of journalism writing, Ron has become

Michael Bright

Gary Cramer

William Lee

Ron Paglia

Larry Papini

Bernie Floriani

the encyclopedia of Mon Valley athletes and premier sports teams. Even today, in his Valley Oldies column, Ron chronicles the achievements of Mon Valley notables. As a young man, mentored by the best in sportswriting, Ron went on to become the sports editor of The Valley Independent and eventually its city editor. A 1957 graduate of California Community High School, Ron was instrumental in reviving the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame, tracing the origins and compiling the roster of inductees since 1951. Ron’s literary conBrian Miller Bowman tribution to all things Mon Valley make him a valley treasure of the written word. LARRY PAPINI: Signed to a Boston Red Sox minor league contract by Pittsburgh native scout “Socko” McCarey in the 1950s, Papini showed great baseball prowess at California Community High School, at Cal State and on the Mon valley sandlots. A gifted three-sport athlete at California High in football, basketball and baseball, Larry would teach and coach at California High School for 41 years. BERNIE FLORIANI: A standout basketball player at West Newton High School, the late Mr. Floriani became the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Selected to the all-state first team, he played in the Dapper Dan Roundball Classic. At California State College, Floriani was a two-time Associated Press All-State and All-NAIA District 18 selection, as well as the PSAC-West MVP in 1970. Floriani was elected to the California University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. Along with the Hall of Fame inductees, eighteen senior scholar athletes from the local Mon Valley high schools will also be honored. Those high schools include Belle Vernon Area, Bentworth, Brownsville, California, Charleroi, Elizabeth Forward, Monessen, Ringgold, and Yough. Tickets are $40. To reserve tickets contact Steve Russell, Hall of Fame General Chairman, at 724-258-3823 or email at stephenrussell1106@comcast.net. Mid Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame memorabilia can be viewed at the Hall of Fame museum at the Bentleyville Best Western Garden Inn (724-239-4321). The Sports Hall of Fame web site is www.monvalleysportshalloffame.com


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Entertainment Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot!

PUMP the P U VOLU

by Mandy Withers-Kozlowski

APRIL Altman’s Tavern 412-653-6440 611 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills 5 – Regular Joes 6 – Churchview Saints 12 – Tony Janflone 13 – The Elmonics 19 – Nightlife 26 – Occasional Reign 27 – Billy Price Denny’s Roadhouse 724-258-6232 3431 Rt. 136, Finleyville (corner of Ginger Hill Rd & Rt. 136) Mondays - Saturdays Exotic/Lingerie Barmaids 6 -2 E&E Club 412-835-9935 6495 2nd Ave, South Park Wednesdays – Pool League Sundays – Free Pool Eck’s Restaurant & Lounge 724-310-3570 1574 Fourth Street, Monongahela 4 –White Rose Karaoke 6 – Jukebox Saturday Night 7 – White Rose Karaoke 9 – Jukebox Saturday Night 14 – White Rose Karaoke 16 – Jukebox Saturday Night 21 – White Rose Karaoke 23 – Jukebox Saturday Night 28 – White Rose Karaoke 30 – Jukebox Saturday Night

Elrama Tavern 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 2 – Open Jam Night 7:30 6 – Trinity Wiseman 6-9 12 – Scott Spahr 9PM 16 – Bingo for Pirate tickets 7:30 20 – Justin Kunzelman 9PM 27 – Todd Jones 9PM Freddie’s II 412-833-1830 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park Wednesdays - Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament 7:30PM Thursdays – Jason Christopher 6:30-8:30PM Hey Andy Sportsbar and Lounge 724-258-4755 1221 W Main St, Monongahela 5 – DJ Barto 6 – Fynal Tyme II 12 – A-Z Karaoke 13 – Country Gems 19 – Shannon and the Merger 20 – Refuge 26 – Scotty Spahr 27 – Whiskey Outlaws Hot House Tap and Grille 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela 13 – Old Lords band 9PM Wednesdays – Open Stage 8PM Thursdays – Karaoke/DJ 9PM Fridays – Karaoke/DJ 9PM Saturdays – Karaoke/DJ 9PM

The Hunting Lodge 724-348-7984 3529 Washington Ave, Finleyville Fridays - Free Juke Box 8-close Saturdays - Free Juke Box 8close The Kickstand Bar & Restaurant 412-384-3080 1100 Hayden Blvd 6 – The Jades 13 – Eldorado Kings 20 – Dave Iglar 27 – Karaoke Fridays – DJ Bob Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge At The DoubleTree by Hilton Meadowlands 724-222-6200 340 Race Track Road, Washington Fridays 8:30-12:30, Saturdays 9:30-1:30 5 – Terrance Vaughn (R&B Jazz) 6 – DJ 12 – Joe Lowe (R&B Jazz) 13 – DJ 19 – Sputzy (Solo) 20 – Deja Gruv (Dance & Pop) 26 – Twice as Nice (Dance & Pop) 27 – DJ Pit Stop Bar and Grille 412 -384 -7487 1473 Rt. 837, Elrama Saturdays - Free Juke Box 9-11

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Rinky Dinks Roadhouse 724-228-1059 339 Amity Ridge Road, Amity 5 – Brinley Addington 13 – Ruff Creek 19 – The Mavens 27 – Hillbilly Way 28 – Bluegrass Sunday w/ Drymill Road

Terrace Gardens 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave, Clairton 5 - Chuck Corby 12 - Bill & Renee 19 - Todd Jones 26 - Regular Joes Wednesdays - Free Juke Box Saturdays - Free Juke Box

River House Café 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi 4 – Wine Tasting Spring Fling 6 – Brother Jeep 13 – Lady & the Tramps 14 – Mystery Dinner Theater 20 – Bobby Hawkins - Back Alley Blues 27 – Stampede

Three Streets Grille 724-348-8030 3540 Washington Ave, Finleyville 6 – Shift 13 – Recover 20 – Lingerie party w/DJ 27 – Bad Mother Trucker Tuesday – Texas Hold ‘em, Free Darts, Free Pool Wednesdays – Ladies Night Fridays – Karaoke

Rockin’ Willies Roadhouse 724-745-8844 2476 Washington Road (Rt. 19 South), Canonsburg Tuesdays - Jam Night with the Jam Band. All singers and musicians welcome Roy’s By The Tracks 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 5 – Bad Newz Band 12 – TBA 19 – Bucky 26 – Gum Band Wednesdays - Karaoke w/ Brett Saturdays - Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt Sundays - Karaoke w/ Rickieoke or Matt

The Trolley Stop Inn 412-835-9600 6247 Library Rd, Bethel Park Fridays – Magician Jason Christopher 7-9PM Valley Hotel 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd. Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd, Jefferson Boro 6 – Satin Hearts 13 – Mr. B & Bad Boys 20 – Once Felt Not Forgotten 27 – Mark Cyler & Lost Coin Thursdays – Gerry McGrew “Piano Man” Fridays – Open Stage Night - all musicians welcome

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


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--------- HEALTH / MEDICAL / FITNESS ----------Feel the difference with Nature’s Sunshine Products. Healthy Opportunities! www.mynsp.com/ jrobbins or call: 412-708-7328 ___________________________________________________ FREE RX SAVINGS CARD Save up to 85% at over 60K pharmacies. All US Residents qualify. CALL 888-960-0026 ___________________________________________________ VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! Now 1-888-796-8870 ___________________________________________________ YOU or a loved one have an addiction? Over 500 alcohol and drug rehab facilities nationwide. Very private/Very Confidential. Inpatient care. Insurance needed. Call for immediate help! 1-800-256-0604 ___________________________________________________ Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-254-4073, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. ___________________________________________________

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ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get CPAP Replacement Supplies at little or NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of___________________________________________________ all,prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-888-440-8352 IF YOU USED THE MIRENA IUD between 2001-present and suffered perforation or embedment in the uterus requiring surgical removal, or had a child born with birth defects you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-5355727 ___________________________________________________

-------------- ITEMS FOR SALE -----------6' X 9' utility trailer, extremely heavy duty, 33" sidewalls on 3 sides, needs minor work, great for landscapers or construction contractors, $725. 412-254-4303. ___________________________________________________ Parts for a 2010 Dodge Ram truck: hood - $700.00, tail gate $300.00 and mud flaps - $50.00 Call John at 724-483-1271. ___________________________________________________ Door for an A.R.E. MX cap - $200.00 Call John at 724-483-1271. ___________________________________________________ TV Stand, good condition, 23 x 28x16, $10.00. 412-833-5629 ___________________________________________________ Scroll saw, Dremel 16" variable speed, with stand - $150.00, Belt/disc sander, Hitachi SB10Y, with extra sanding disk table - $150.00. Call John at 724-483-1271. ___________________________________________________ Camera, Canon FTb QL, 35mm SLR, 35mm, 50mm and 135mm lenses, case - original owner (vintage) - $300.00. Call John at 724-4831271. ___________________________________________________ Book - Graphics Master Seven, Planning Guide for Printing & Publishing. For Graphic Design Students. $8.00 Call 724-684-5531 ___________________________________________________ Men's Winter Coat, tan, very warm, great condition, size 42, $60. 412831-0436. ___________________________________________________ Craftsman Garden Tractor - very good condition, 22 hp, Kohler Pro VTwin GT CV22S engine, 12 volt electric start, Automatic Transmission (Hydrostatic Drive),all new belts (drive and mower deck),46" mower deck, spare blades, up-graded Carlisle commercial tires (original 4 tires included as spares), heavy duty Craftsman 48" dozer blade (change blade angle from seat), rear wheel weights, rear tire chains, in addition to mowing, machine is excellent for snow removal, also tow behind salt spreader included - $1,100.00 or best offer. Call 724-326-8255. ___________________________________________________ Canus bulbs $12 bag; short pair lavender curtains and valances $35.00; 1 light wood coffee table & 1 dark end table $25.00; 2 round white and cream marble tables $145.00; long panel of shears with valances, lavender, paid $200.00 at Pennies asking $150.00; blue with pink ribbon wall paper $4.00; napkin/letter holder $1.00; sink divider $5.00; duck light plate $1.00; several flower arrangements, wreaths, all $89.00; 4ft Pine Christmas tree $15; Christmas decorations, ornaments, 8 sets candle lights, swags, wreaths, tree lights, etc. $200.00; cane tips $2.00; Danbury collectable porcelain dolls, grandmother baking, grandmother with granddaughter, $80.00 each or all three $150.00; Danbury collectable bow ribbon $2.00, box of odds & ends candle sticks, new home interior figurines, box knickknacks priced from $.50 - $17.00 individually. Call 724-745-3963 ___________________________________________________ Vintage Prom Gown - from the 1950s size 9-10, gorgeous and excellent condition. Wear this and feel like a queen in this one of a kind estate gown. Call 724-938-8008. ___________________________________________________ Fireplace glass enclosure doors, solid brass, beautiful estate item. 724-938-8008. ___________________________________________________ Table and chair, beautiful solid wood, estate item. 724-938-8008. ___________________________________________________ Vintage dining room suit, beautiful and unusual. Solid wood estate item. 724-938-8008. ___________________________________________________ Wicker set 1800s, (3) piece all matching. Solid wicker, no springs, great set, estate item. 724-938-8008 ___________________________________________________ Wedding gown and veil, size 8, strapless with pearls, crystals, etc. Gorgeous and in excellent condition. 724-938-8008 ___________________________________________________

2 Penguin Tickets. Great view, a few rows back in upper level, on isle. Please text at 412-780-5998 for details and games! ___________________________________________________ Cemetery Lots - in Mon Valley Memorial Park in Donora. 2 lots with 2 vaults $3600. 2 lots for $1600. Call 724-258-8631. SURREY FOR SALE! 3-Seated, Horse Drawn: $1,500. • Horse Back Riding Lessons. • Riding Horses for Sale! www.logcabinstables.com. 724-787-4817 Cemetery lots. Lafayette Memorial Park. Garden of Serenity. 4 lots at $5,400. Selling for $2,400. 724-938-7307. ___________________________________________________ FREE! – Upright Piano. Union Township. You haul. For details, call 724348-7557. ___________________________________________________ SAFE STEP TUBS. Enjoy safety, comfort and therapeutic relief from the best walk-in tubs made in the USA. Call 1-888-734-4527 for FREE information and SENIOR DISCOUNTS! ___________________________________________________

----------- ITEMS WANTED -------Wanted - older cap guns and holsters.I'm retired and looking for a hobby. I collect Western cap guns & spurs, any Roy Rogers, Gene Autry or any other brand, anything old western.Will pay cash. I would appreciate a call at___________________________________________________ 724-348-8482 or 724-713-0289 ask for Jeff Sr. Collecting miscellaneous items for the needy. Call Louise at 724-4838600. CASH FOR YOUR OLD SPORTS CARDS! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412-760-2291 All old jukebox by Wurlitzer, Seeburg, AMI, or Rockola. Pre-1962 vintage only. Non-working is OK. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@ YAHOO.COM. A Local collector from Monongahela. ___________________________________________________ JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps or anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. All tubes for radio/tv, radio tube tester and similar test equipment, and also collecting tube amplifiers by Fisher, McIntosh, Marantz, Harman Kardon, Fender, others. Call 724-914-1693 or email RPESQ@YAHOO.COM. Local collector from Monongahela. ___________________________________________________ Canning Jars Wanted. Reasonable. 412-403-2753. ___________________________________________________ Wanted to Buy. Silver Coins. 1964 or older.Will pay 20-times face value! Call Dave at 724-941-5420. ___________________________________________________ Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. ___________________________________________________ CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800-371-1136 ___________________________________________________ Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 ___________________________________________________ WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com ___________________________________________________ Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Check us out online! All Major Brands Bought Dtsbuyers.com 1 888 978 6911 ___________________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: Cars/Trucks Wanted! Running or Not! We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Instant Offer - Call: 1-800-569-0003 ___________________________________________________


April 2013 ————————————————————————————————————————— Wanted One Touch Ultra Strips. $22 For 100 count box. By Mail only. (281) 764-9615. www.SellDiabeticStrips.com ___________________________________________________ CASH for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Top $, 24hr Payments! Call 1-855-578-7477, espanol 888-440-4001 or visit www.TestStripSearch.com. ___________________________________________________ WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES — PRE 1985. Running or not. Cash paid. 315-569-8094 ___________________________________________________

----------- MISCELLANEOUS --------Hackett Club hall rental - reasonable rates. Call 724-348-5503. CASH for Your Old Sports Cards! Cleaning out your attic? Emptying your garage or basement? Did you find an old box of sports cards in a closet? Don't throw them away! Local collector paying CASH for vintage sports cards (baseball, football, basketball). Seeking cards from 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Call 412-760-2291 Direct To Home Satellite TV $19.99/mo. Free Installation FREE HD/DVR Upgrade Credit/Debit Card Req. Call 1-800-795-3579 ___________________________________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204 ___________________________________________________ Highspeed Internet EVERYWHERE By Satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo. CALL NOW & GO FAST! 1-800-357-0727 ___________________________________________________ DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1- 800-309-1452 ___________________________________________________ SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone-Satellite. You`ve Got A Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! CALL Today. 1-800-682-0802 ___________________________________________________ Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings,exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-909-9905? ___________________________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV Authorized 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline.com ___________________________________________________ !!OLD GUITARS WANTED!! Gibson,Martin,Fender,Gretsch. 1930-1980. Top Dollar paid!! Call Toll Free 1-866-433-8277 ___________________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784 ___________________________________________________ Bundle & Save on your CABLE, INTERNET PHONE, AND MORE. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/mo. CALL NOW! 800-291-4159 ___________________________________________________

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*LOWER THAT CABLE BILL! Get Satellite TV today! FREE System, installation and HD/DVR upgrade. Programming starting at $19.99. Call NOW 1-800-935-8195 ___________________________________________________ **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker. Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920’s thru 1980’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800401-0440 ___________________________________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (888) 686-1704 ___________________________________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-5100784 www.CenturaOnline.com ___________________________________________________ CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800864-5960 ___________________________________________________ CASH PAID- UP TO $28/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. BEST PRICES! Call 1-888776-7771. www.Cash4DiabeticSupplies.com ___________________________________________________ MEDICAL CAREERS begin here – Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com ___________________________________________________ Meet singles now! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877-7379447 ___________________________________________________ Music Lessons for All Ages! Find a music teacher! TakeLessons offers affordable, safe, guaranteed music lessons with teachers in your area. Our prescreened teachers specialize in singing, guitar, piano, drums, violin and more. Call 1-888-706-0263! ___________________________________________________ Reach over 14 million homes nationwide with one easy buy! Only $1,795 per week for a 20 word classified! For more information go to www.naninetwork.com ___________________________________________________ VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement,Discreet Shipping.Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! Now 800-213-6202 ___________________________________________________ WORK ON JET ENGINES – Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854-6156. ___________________________________________________ HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800OLD-BARN/www.woodfordbros.com MDHIC #05-121-861 ___________________________________________________ BEDS!!! Pillow Tops, Plush, Memory Foam. 10 YEAR WARRANTIES!!! New, still in factory plastic. FULL $179. QUEEN $199; KING $245 (Twins Available) IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!!! CALL (412) 494-7351 ___________________________________________________ Highspeed Internet EVERYWHERE By Satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo.CALL NOW & GO FAST! 1-888-905-7621 ___________________________________________________

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A BETTER CHOICE, INC. Waterproof Your Basement. Repair Your Foundation. FREE ESTIMATES. Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Mold Testing. WINTER RATES. 1-800-343-2357 www.abetterchoiceinc.com PA0377 ___________________________________________________

------------- NOTICES ---------LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-760-2291. ___________________________________________________ Compulsive Eaters Anonymous - H.O.W. is a free, 12 Step program for people who have a problem controlling their eating.We have meetings every day throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, call 412-225-1664, e-mail info@ceahow pa.org or visit www.ceahowpa.org. It's simple, free and it works. Please keep coming back no matter what! ___________________________________________________ Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 877-827-1331 ___________________________________________________ HOW IS BUSINESS? Need more customers? Advertise to over 4 million homes and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for one price with online and print advertising. Visit www.macnetonline.com 800-4507227. ___________________________________________________

------------- PETS ---------2 Bulldog Puppies free to good home. Interested contact stevenrichard16@live.com. ___________________________________________________ Wanted - Purebred Deaf Boxer Puppy for boxer loving home. To be companion for myself and my 88 year old grandfather who is hard of hearing.We promise to spoil him or her rotten! Willing to sign spay/neuter agreement. Call 724-809-5141 or email jamie.lynne.wilson@ gmail.com. ___________________________________________________

Free to a good loving home a 8 month year old male cat, litter trained ,gets along well with other animals, well behaved. Please call 724747-9992 ask for Lynn or leave message, serious inquiries only. ___________________________________________________ Dog Training: AKC Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, obedience, puppies, manners, more! Karyn727@comcast.net or 412-855-4678. ___________________________________________________ Certified Dog Trainer. Private Lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques and can help with any problem solving and obedience. Discounted rate for rescued/adopted dogs! 724-249-5777. ___________________________________________________ Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry -___________________________________________________ only 2 stalls left. $420/month. (724) 348-8028. ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. ___________________________________________________

------------ REAL ESTATE -------Mobile Home for Sale - New Eagle, 135 Union Street, Rt. 88. 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, propane heat, located on 88 transit bus line, inside gentle pet accepted, rent to own considered with first + last month's payment down. $490/month plus utilities, tax + insurance, includes lot rent. 724-350-6006 ___________________________________________________ REPOS, SHORT SALES, BANKRUPT FARMS! SPRING LIQUIDATION! MARCH 23rd! 5 acres - $12,900 10 acres - $19,900 30 acres - $39,900 Southern upstate NY! Terms available! Call or click (888) 738-6994 newyorklandandlakes.com ___________________________________________________ Apartment for Rent - 3 bedroom, downstairs apartment - 230 Donnan Ave., Washington, PA. Close to downtown and hospital. Front and back porches, yard, plenty of parking and laundry area. Gentle inside pet acceptable. $500 per month + utils. Available April 1, 2013. 724258-9115 ___________________________________________________


————————————————————————————————————————— 62 unionfinley.com Rent to Own - Why rent and throw money away when it's just as easy to use that same money to own? Rent to Own your very own Large 3/4 Bedroom home in Charleroi. New windows, kitchen, luxury bathroom, newer carpeting and furnace blower motor. Composite decking, vinyl railing, walk in finished attic (4th Bedroom or office) 4 concrete OFF STREET parking, fenced in low maintenance yard, large front porch and hard wired security system are all pluses. First come, first serve. Proof of income necessary. 2 to 5 year lease term with remainder of mortgage due after the lease period. Will negotiate certain terms. $3000 down, $750.00/ mo. Pets nego. I will pay garbage, you pay all other utilities including water and sewage (which the bill comes to me, but I make sure that you are paying). ALL maintenance costs are responsiblity of renter. 412-417-1516. Why pay rent at the mercy of a landlord? Get pride in ownership and keep moving forward with your life. ___________________________________________________ Looking for 1+ acres to put a modular home on in Finleyville area. If you are looking to sell any land please email or call me. Will pay cash. avdeclair@yahoo.com or 412-655-7853 FOR SALE – INVESTMENT PROPERTY; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534 America's Best Buy! 20 Acres-Only $99/mo! $0-Down, No Credit Checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, Owner Financing. West Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure, 1-800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com ___________________________________________________

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FOR RENT - MYRTLE BEACH – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new “Paradise Resort” in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website - www.oceanfront condorentals.com/ Paradise Resort.htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843-236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507. Available Now 2-4 Bedroom Homes Take Over Payments No Money Down. No Credit Check. Call Now!! 1-888-269-9192 ___________________________________________________ 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. West Texas. 1800-843-7537 www.SunsetRanches.com ___________________________________________________ LENDER SAYS SELL NOW! 8 acres - $19,900 30 acres - $49,900 Woods, fields, views, stream!Just off NY Thruway! Terms avail! Call (888) 738-6994 newyorklandandlakes.com ___________________________________________________ AMERICA’S BEST BUY! 20 Acres-Only $99/mo! $0 Down, No Credit Checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Owner Financing. West Texas Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure 1-800-343-9444 ___________________________________________________

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

CATERING ITALIAN SPECIALTY & GOURMET CATERING, LLC Catering for All Events. Parties from 10 to 5000 People. Weddings * Graduations * Communions * Reunions. 412-341-4626. www.iscatering.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

DVD TRANSFER/ HOME MOVIES 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 cas-

settes. Movies transferred digitally, frame by frame, for superior clarity. No projector flicker – reasonable rates. Create a one of a kind DVD Montage of special family events. 724-258-5336; email: dcheplic@gmail.com Web page: http://www.debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages.com ______________________________________

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------------- SERVICES ---------Ron’s Painting – interior/exterior – over 30 years exp., free estimates – neat & reliable. 724-348-5731. Automatic Transmission Repair Performed By Certified Mechanic, South Park PA, Call 412-377-6917. 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: www.debcheplicmovietransfersandmontages.com Companion for Elderly - Will help with dressing, meds, meals, and companionship. I provide activities, such as, cards, bingo, walks, exercise, and cheerful conversation. Add joy to your loved one's day. Hourly rates, in Bethel Park and surrounding areas. Please contact Carol at 412- 4799918.

Certified Dog Trainer. Private Lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques and can help with any problem solving and obedience. Discounted rate for rescued/adopted dogs! 724-249-5777. ___________________________________________________

----------- VACATIONS ---------------Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new “Paradise Resort” in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website - www.oceanfrontcondo rentals.com/ Paradise Resort. htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843-236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507. ___________________________________________________

Gutter cleaning. Get the leaves out--get the water flowing. Reasonable rates. George Schoedel, 724-348-4855 Dog Training: AKC Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, obedience, puppies, manners, more! Karyn727@comcast.net or 412-855-4678. ___________________________________________________ Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233. ___________________________________________________ COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $60.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. ___________________________________________________

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!

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

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!

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(*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.)

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

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is April 10)

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

PLUMBING

When is the 5th Annual Monongahela Bar Crawl?

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

Who hosted the 2013 indoor soccer tournament?

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

What is the name of the new chiropractic office that opened in Finleyville? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332

Congratulations to our March Pizza Puzzler winners!

GEORGE ROBINSON - Eighty Four • GERMAINE HASCO - Finleyville


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