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August 2008

SLIDIN' THROUGH THE SUMMER!!

Vol. 5, Issue 2

Carter (age 4) at left, and Elizabeth (age 6) at right, brother and sister, enjoy a ride down the Fun Slide at the Finleyville VFD Annual Carnival held July 21 - 26.

SPECIAL SECTION: Personal Finance Guide Page 37

(PHOTOS BY MARIANNE KLEPPNER)

(See additional photos from this event on page 63)

LOCAL NEWS: Emergency Services in the UnionFinley Area Page 10

Saint Francis of Assisi Family Picnic - Sunday, August 17

Index: News . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Events . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Business . . . . . . Page 24 People . . . . . . . . Page 26 Sports . . . . . . . Page 28 Home & Garden Page 32 Senior News . . . Page 40 Health . . . . . . . . Page 42

Pets . . . . . . . . . . Page 47 Worship . . . . . . Page 48 Food & Dining . Page 52 Kids & Family . . Page 54 Automotive . . . . Page 58 Library News . . Page 64 Entertainment . . Page 66 Classifieds . . . . . Page 67

Ready for some great summer fun? Stop by the Saint Francis family picnic from 1 pm until dusk on Sunday, August 17. Forget about Sunday dinner at home. There’ll be great food to suit everyone’s taste – chicken, kielbasa, hot dogs, barbequed lamb, sausage, kettlecooked corn-on-the-cob, beverages, and more. The afternoon will be filled with entertainment provided by local talent. Visit the country store and the craft shop, and take a chance on one or two of the many specialty gift baskets that’ll be raffled off. A handmade quilt also will be raffled. There’ll be bingo, games of chance, and activities for kids of all ages with plenty of parking. Food and amusement ticket books can be purchased before and after masses (6 pm Saturday evenings or 8 and 11 am Sunday) or at the picnic. We’ll see you at Saint Francis picnic grounds just off Route 88 in Finleyville – everyone is welcome.

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Smiley’s Beach Party Visits Monongahela Eat N’ Park

National Pike Annual Steam, Gas, and Horse Show

Nikki Boschele-Cushey with her Grandma Nada Harriett, Great Aunt Marie Harriett and Smiley at ‘Smiley’s Beach Party’ on June 12 at the Monongahela Eat’N Park.

Pleasant Hills Community Day – August 16 Pleasant Hills Community Day 2008 will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 in Mowry Park. Community Day Festivities will kick-off with a parade at 10:00 AM, followed by the opening ceremonies at Mowry Park at 11:30 AM. Attendees to the event will enjoy plenty of great entertainment, activities and all around fun, including Bingo, Dunk Tank, Face Painting/Tattoos, Prize Wheel, Crafts, Rubber Duck Pond / Children's Games, Petting Zoo, Rock wall climb, Obstacle course, Dance, cheerleader and majorette performances, Music by Rockin’ Bob’s Disc Jockeys, Live Music by The Classmates, and The Stickers, Pre-teen Dance, Teen Dance (Basketball Courts), Local Business Information Booths, and Grand Finale Fireworks Show. There will be a HUGE selection of festival food booths. Shuttle busses will be available every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 AM and running until one hour after the fireworks. Pick-up /Drop-off Locations: Pleasant Hills Borough Building, Pleasant Hills Middle School, Arboretum, McClellan Elementary School, and Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. The Pleasant Hills Community Day Committee wishes to extend a thank you to the major corporate sponsors: Elizabeth Equipment Service Inc.; American Legion Post 712; Comcast; Union-Finley Messenger; Parkvale Bank; Power of Bowser; Cyterski Orthodontics; GFS Marketplace; Lafarge; Laughery Valley Welding & Riggi So, mark your calendars for Saturday, August 16, and plan to be at Mowry Park in Pleasant Hills to help celebrate the 2008 Pleasant Hills Community Day.

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The National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association will host its 28th annual show on August 8 through 10, 2008, at their grounds just off Route 40 in Malden, Pa. Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. This is the largest digging show in the USA, featuring the 1927 Erie B and 1913 Thew steam shovels. In addition, the National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association will be hosting the 23rd Annual National Convention of the Historical Construction Equipment Association as well. Other attractions and demonstrations include: antique tractors; antique construction equipment; steam traction and portable engines; shingle mill; threshing and baling; rope making; rock crusher; antique gas engines; sawmill; hay rides; crafts and flea market; antique trucks and cars; 1914 Porter 060 steam locomotive; daily parades; working blacksmith shop; 180 HP Fairbanks-Morse generator; oil well derrick; off-road parking and camping area; great food booths; and live daily entertainment. Visit www.nationalpike.com for more information.

Finleyville Community Day – September 13 Finleyville will be holding a Community Day celebration on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. There will be fun and activities for everyone of all ages! Proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Finleyville Community Center Roof Fund Come downtown to the heart of Finleyville to enjoy activities such as the Car & Motorcycle Cruise, Community choir and children’s choir, Live Music! Higher Ground Praise Band, Cake/Pie Baking Contest, Sidewalk Sales, Children's Games, Plenty of food, Basketball 3 Point Shooting Contest, Crafts and much more! Vendor space is available. If interested, please call the following contacts: Food Vendors contact Ron at 724-348-8544. All other vendors call Mike at 724-348-7183 For questions and more general information call 724-986-1632 or log onto www.gotimeministries.net


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Dirty Dozen Demobocrats Dear Editor, Hard to imagine, but the commonwealth of Pennsylvania has sunk to a new low in unethical governing. I’m referring to the pack of Pennsylvania dirty dozen demobocrats named in the bonus scandal by PA Attorney General Tom Corbett. The prison time for all 12 scoundrels could conceivably total 1,892 years, if convicted on all counts. Since there is no way the dirty dozen could serve that amount of time I’d like to suggest new legislation that would require family members to finish the prison sentence if the culprits should expire behind bars with time remaining on their sentence, or the wrongdoers are able to escape prison time because they are able to manipulate the appeals process. Husbands, wives, children, nieces and nephews would be a good place to start. Parents would be given a pass; someone would need to provide a steady stream of Johnny Cash Christmas CDs for the holidays. We do have a precedent. Spouses and children sometimes serve the unfinished terms of elected officials in the Senate and House on the federal level, so I think my suggestion is valid. My idea would only apply to so-called public servants like the schmucks Attorney General Tom Corbett’s office has to spend investigating 24/7, 365 days a week. -Mike Ference - Clairton

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Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 in Elizabeth Hosts August Brunch Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 located in Elizabeth will host its monthly open-tothe-public brunch on August 10 from 10 am-2 pm. All-you-can-eat buffet is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for tots. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor dining area. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, hash browns, fruits, biscuits and sausage gravy, and desserts courtesy of The Goody Shoppe (thegoodyshoppe.com).

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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . AUGUST 1 MONONGAHELA FARMERS’ MARKET The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Chess Park. Enjoy the bounty of summer with the BEST & FRESHEST locally grown produce and foods! The market houses spectacular local farmers like Triple B Farms, Simmon’s, Kern’s Farms and Volkar’s. For more information, please call 724-258-5905. AUGUST 2 PITTSBURGH HOCKEY PROS AUTOGRAPH SESSION - Come out and meet NHL players born and raised in the Pittsburgh area at Center Ice Arena, Delmont from 4 – 5 p.m. Scheduled to appear are R.J. Umberger (Plum Boro), John Zieler (Jefferson Hills), and Nate Guenin (Sewickley). Sponsored by: The Hockey Doctor, Inc. and Drive Hockey Equipment. CLASSIC CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW - The Third Annual Victory Hill Classic Car and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, August 2 (rain date Saturday, August 9) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Victory Hill Social Center, 29 Jones Lane, Monongahela. Cars must be 15 years or older. All motorcycles are welcome. Registration is $7 per car/motorcycle. All spectators are free. Trophies: free dash plaques to first 50 cars, Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and more. Food includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and beverages. Music provided by DJ. Half the take and other raffles. AED Class – at Canonsburg Hospital. New Certification, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $35 and Recertification, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $35. The class includes CPR for all ages, AED (automatic external defibrillator) training and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. Participants will receive a twoyear certification after successful course completion. To register call 1-877-284-2000. AUGUST 4 FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS - 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. at the Peters Township Community Center. The screenings are provided courtesy of Canonsburg General Hospital. For more information call the Community Relations Department at 724873-5835.

DANCE UNDER THE STARS IN SOUTH PARK - Dancing Under the Stars, South Hills Chapter #278 will hold dances on Monday, August 4, and Monday August 18, from 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight. The dances will be held at Black Ash Grove in South Park. (In case of rain, the event will be held in the Home Economics Building) The events are geared towards divorced, separated, widows and widowers. Cost is $6 for members, and $8 for guests. For more information, call Gary at 412-715-2756. AUGUST 5 HEARTSAVER CPR WITH AED Canonsburg General Hospital from 6 - 9 p.m., in the McNary Conference Center. Participants will receive a two-year certification after successful course completion. Registration fee is $25.00. Class size is limited. To register, call 1-877-284-2000. AUGUST 6 SUMMER CONCERT - Billi Mancini part of Peters Township 2008 Summer Concert Series. Come and enjoy the songs of Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole. There’s even a bit of the Wizard of Oz for the children in this entertaining song and dance performance by Billy Mancini. 7:00 PM 9:00 PM at Peterswood Park Amphitheater. For more information, call 724-942-5000. AUGUST 7 BASIC FIRST AID COURSE Canonsburg General Hospital from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 7. This basic first aid course offers a two-year certification through the American Heart Association. The fee is $25 and includes a first aid manual. Call 1-877-284-2000 to register. AUGUST 7 - 9 BLAINE HILL ANNUAL CARNIVAL AND VFC COMMUNITY DAYS - Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual community days from August 7 - 9. They will start the festivities off with FNW Wrestling at the Social Hall. Fireworks will be held on August 8 at 9:30 pm. The 94th Allegheny County Firefighter’s Parade will be held at 5 pm on August 9. Throughout the three-day period will be Blaine Hill’s Annual carnival, which will start nightly at 7 pm.

AUGUST 8 CLAY SHOOT - The Washington Hospital Foundation’s Sporting Clay Shoot is set for Friday, August 8 at the Shooting Academy at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. This will be a 100-target event limited to one flight of 160 participants. A trapper will be at each of the 15 stations. Shooters of all skill levels are welcome. Deadline for registration is August 1. For more information, call 724-223-3722. “80808 IN THE PARK” – free Christian concert featuring Among the Thirsty, sponsored by Nottingham Christian Center, First Christian Church & “Go time Ministries”, Monongahela. Bring 8 people and register to win prizes. For more information, call 724258-3255 or visit fcmonongahela.com. MONONGAHELA FARMERS’ MARKET The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Chess Park. The market houses spectacular local farmers like Triple B Farms, Simmon’s, Kern’s Farms and Volkar’s. For more information, please call 724-258-5905. AUGUST 8 – 10 NATIONAL PIKE – STEAM, GAS AND HORSE SHOW - Fun for the Whole Family! 2008 Special Feature: Historical Construction Equipment Association’s Annual Convention and Outdoor Equipment Show. It’s the Largest Digging Show in the USA! Main Show — Pedal Power Tractor Pull - Sunday @ 2:00 PM. Admission is $5.00/person. Children under 12 are free. Friday - $3.00 for Seniors. Located 4 miles west of Brownsville, Pa., off US Route 40. For more information, call Scott or Chris at 724-785-6855. AUGUST 9 “PRAISE & WORSHIP IN THE PARK” The sounds of praise and music will once again echo through Chess Park in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, when that community celebrates with the fourth annual “Praise and Worship in the Park,” on Saturday, August 9, beginning at 12 Noon until 9:00 p.m. A number of area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations will join together for this day of praise, music, and fellowship. For more information, contact DJ Fogiato at 724-258-8843 or dibrick@comcast.net.

CLASSIC CAR CRUISE - The Residence At Hilltop hosts their 4th Annual Classic Car Cruise. On Saturday, August 9, from noon to 4:00 PM, at The Residence At Hilltop assisted living community, the classics will be cars and music. Trophies will be awarded for People’s Choice and other car categories, and the first 50 entrants will receive free dash plaques with registration. The first 40 registrants are free and each registration thereafter is $10. Registration forms and additional information are available at 724-2588940. Rain date is Saturday, August 16. AUGUST 9 - 16 2008 WASHINGTON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR - Daily attractions include: Petting Zoo, Farmer For a Day and Star Family Circus & Thrill Show. Daily admission is $9.00/person EXCEPT for Sunday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 12, when admission is only $6.00/person. Admission includes Shows, Entertainment, Petting Zoo, Free Parking and Rides. Rides open daily from 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM, weather permitting. (No rain checks.) There is no charge for children 4 and under who do not wish to ride. Weekly Passes are available from Wed. - Sun., Noon - 6:00 PM at the fair ticket window for $30.00 and does not include rides. Look for our ad in this month’s issue of the Union-Finley Messenger for a complete daily schedule of events! For updated information, visit www.washingtonfair.org or call 724-225-7718. AUGUST 10 MONTHLY BRUNCH - Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 in Elizabeth will host its monthly open-to-the-public brunch on August 10 from 10 am-2 pm. All-you-can-eat buffet is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for tots. AUGUST 11 - 20 CHILDREN’S THEATRE – “THE LITTLE MERMAID” - South Park Theatre’s Children’s Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid”. Tickets are only $2.00/person. Performances are Mondays at 6:30 PM, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM. There is no need for reservations or advance sales, except for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please call 412-831-8552 or visit us on the web at www.southparktheatre.com.


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3RD ANNUAL HAROLD WEAVER OPEN MIC MEMORIAL JAM - Bring your instruments to the 3rd Annual Harold Weaver Open Mic Memorial Jam on Saturday, August 16. The event begins at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be sold at the park, featuring Ginger Hill Grange, MFD and Del Rosa’s Pizza. For more information, call Willis at 724-350-4953.

AUGUST 20 SUMMER CONCERT - Alli Gillis - part of Peters Township 2008 Summer Concert Series. Alli Gillis, a 17 year old pop country singer and Nashville Recording Artist will be performing at the Peterswood Park Amphitheater on August 20. Concert is from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. For more information, call 724-942-5000.

“MADE IN THE SHADE” – Trax Farms, Finleyville. A lively presentation and slide show by Jessica Walliser, co-host of The Organic Gardeners on KDKA will present a slide show and lecture. Jessica will show you how to liven up a shady corner of the garden, how to best incorporate her favorite shade perennials into your garden, and give good-natured advice for handling tree roots and less-than-perfect soil conditions.

AUGUST 22 SPARKLE DAY - PTO of South Park Elementary School will be hosting the 2nd Annual SPARKLE Day on August 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 at the South Park Elementary Center. Children 18 years and under get in for free. Adults cost $1.00 at the door.

PLEASANT HILLS COMMUNITY DAY Pleasant Hills Community Day 2008 will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 in Mowry Park. Community Day Festivities will kickoff with a parade at 10:00 AM, followed by the opening ceremonies at Mowry Park at 11:30 AM. AUGUST 17 SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI FAMILY PICNIC - Finleyville, PA. Stop by the Saint Francis family picnic from 1:00 pm until dusk on Sunday, August 17. There’ll be great food to suit everyone’s taste and entertainment. Visit the country store and the craft shop. Ticket books can be purchased before and after masses or at the picnic. 18TH CENTURY FLAX FESTIVAL - An Eighteenth Century Flax Fest will be held at the historic Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park on Sunday, August 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information and a map, visit our website at www.olivermiller.org or call 412-835-1554. CAR SHOW - Union Roads Methodist Church is hosting a car show August 17th at Gastonville school parking lot from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Rain date is August 24. $5.00 registration per car. Dash plaques to first 50 cars. Trophies will be awarded by peoples choice, participant’s choice and Pastor’s choice. AUGUST 18 LADIES GOLF CLASSIC - The Washington Hospital Foundation’s 14th annual Ladies Golf Classic is set for Monday, August 18 at St. Clair Country Club. The event will feature an 18-hole scramble ($225), as well as an afternoon of bridge ($65) for the non-golfers. For more information call 724-223-3875. DANCE UNDER THE STARS IN SOUTH PARK - Dancing Under the Stars, South Hills Chapter #278 will hold a dance on Monday August 18, from 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight. The dance will be held at Black Ash Grove in South Park. (In case of rain, the event will be held in the Home Economics Building) The event is geared towards divorced, separated, widows and widowers. Cost is $6 for members, and $8 for guests. For more information, call Gary at 412-715-2756. AUGUST 19 THE MONONGAHELA RIVER BUFFS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING - (the 3rd Tuesday of each month) will be on August 19 at the River Museum, Monongahela at 7:00 p.m. There will be a fascinating program followed by a social “hour.” For more information, contact George Hutchko at 724-258-6231.

MONONGAHELA FARMERS’ MARKET The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Chess Park. For more information, please call 724-258-5905. LIFE LINE SCREENING - W offer affordable preventive vascular screenings at a discounted price. Screenings include: Stroke Screening/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening. Also, identify your risk for osteoporosis in just 60 seconds! This Life Line Screening event will be held at the South Park Administration Building in South Park. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-800-690-6495. AUGUST 22 - 24 THE 2008 WASHINGTON ARTS & HERITAGE FESTIVAL - Our regions finest artists, performers and organizations come together for an exciting FREE community event the weekend of August 22-24. Our

hope is to bring an increased interest, education and awareness to art, history and local businesses, while providing family-friendly entertainment, amusements and a diverse selection of vendors. The Arts & Heritage Festival is held in Downtown Washington, Pa. For more information on how you can volunteer or participate, call 724-705-0706. AUGUST 29 MONONGAHELA FARMERS’ MARKET The Monongahela Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Chess Park. For more information, please call 724-258-5905. AUGUST 30 GIGANTIC MULTI-FAMILY/FRIEND GARAGE FUNDRAISER – for Jeff Reis, who recently underwent a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Saturday, August 30 at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, in the Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call Kathy Engstler at 412-384-2226. Donations can be made to: Jeff Reis Fundraiser, c/o PNC Bank, Second & Market Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412384-4900. AUGUST 30 & 31 GUN SHOW - Washington County’s Largest Gun Show! Show Hours: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (No Auction) Washington County Fairgrounds, Racetrack Rd. Admission: $5.00 / Adult (Children 12 & under are FREE with adult). For more information, call 724-948-3571. Consignments Needed!

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250 years ago. The ancestors of the residents of Washington County first traveled to this area in search of a better life. The rumors of fertile land and greener pastures were enough for those hearty pioneers to follow the military in hopes of being the first to settle in this new land. Many an English or Provincial soldier who marched west of the Allegheny Mountains returned as civilians to settle the land south of the Ohio River—the women who followed the army, the wagon driver, and mule skinner—it’s those folks, and their efforts should be remembered and their stories should be told. At the end of the French and Indian War and during Pontiac’s Rebellion, Colonel Henry Bouquet came to our area and was stationed at Fort Pitt. He is most commonly remembered for building the blockhouse that still stands at that fort. To historians, he is remembered for his part in quelling that uprising and returning several hundred Indian captives to their families. What is not commonly known is that a good portion of the Provincial soldiers that were with Bouquet lived and stayed to settle in Washington County. Few names are recorded, but from personal papers and journals the names appear time after time in the roles as rangers and militia south of Pittsburgh. History is written by the victors and remembered in books and by families. Unfortunately, we are not a reading society. If it’s not playing at the local cinema, it can’t be that important! The 250th has very little to do with history. Sure, it’s important, but I wish someone would have spent a little more time thinking about it before they threw a bunch of money at it. Remember, you can ask me anything about the history of Southwest Pennsylvania, and I will tell you stories of New France or the Northwest Territory or Northwest Virginia. We are fortunate to live in a place that has flown five different flags and was put on a map 250 years ago‌ just ask me about it.

Blaine Hill Community Days Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual community days from August 7 - 9. They will start the festivities off with FNW Wrestling at the Social Hall. Fireworks will be held on August 8 at 9:30 pm. The 94th Allegheny County Firefighter's Parade will be held at 5 pm on August 9. Throughout the three-day period will be Blaine Hill's Annual carnival, which will start nightly at 7 pm.


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Beth El Bingo Awards a 42” Plasma TV Beth El Bingo gave away a 42 inch Plasma Television on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008. The winner was Donna Szypinski, pictured at right standing between Dr. Jay Feuer and Fern Schwartz who chair the bingo. Every player fills out a free raffle drawing ticket each time they play. The more times a person attends the bingo the greater their chances are of winning. Beth El Bingo, a friendly bingo, happens every Tuesday. Doors open at 6 and games start at 7. Beth El Bingo is located in Scott Township. Please call 412-561-1168 for information.

Ringgold Class of 1998 to hold 10 year Reunion The Ringgold Class of 1998 10 Year Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 16 at The Beach Room, 6285 Rt. 88, Finleyville. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Doors close at 10:00 p.m. The tiki bar (outside of The Beach Room) will stay open till 2:00 a.m. Hosted by class officers and members of the 1998 graduating class. $30 per person pays for rental/service fees, buffet dinner, and DJ. There will be a cash bar. Bring a date! You can send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your check (made payable to Ringgold 1998 Reunion) to: Ashli Podrosky (Treasurer), 319 Commanche Dr., Belle Vernon, PA 15012. The ticket/s will be mailed back to you! Also, class officers will be at The Bar (131 W. Main St., Monongahela - next to Rite Aid) on Saturday, July 12th and Wednesday July 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bring your check and pick up your ticket/s. Tickets must be purchased by August 2nd. Enjoy a night of good food, great music, and old friends. Hope to see you there.

Monongahela Community to Celebrate their 105th Picnic at Kennywood Kennywood tickets have been distributed in Monongahela for their 105th picnic scheduled for Wednesday, August 6. Tickets are now available at six locations: • Headquarters- Charleroi Federal Savings, 1220 W. Main St. • Cox IGA Market • Hill's restaurant • Finleyville Giant Eagle • Fisher Heights Giant Eagle • National City Bank If you are planning to go to the park prior to Wednesday, August 6, you may purchase your tickets now at the discount price and use them now through the 2008 season. Fun Day pass is $21, valid any other weekday. Weekends in July & August- $10 surcharge, other than dates stamped. Gate price is $32.00. Senior Fun Day (55+, includes all rides) is $11.00. Add $4.95 if used other than date stamped. $15.00 if bearer is less than 55 yrs. old. Gate price is $15.00. Junior Fun Day is $19.00 and only sold at the gate. Two years of age and under are admitted to the park free. No checks will be accepted- cash only. Due to low ridership, there will not be buses provided for transportation to and from the park. Park opens at 10:30 a.m.; rides start at 11 a.m. Park closes at 11 p.m. Take advantage of the discounted rate to purchase your Fun Day passes for the Fall Fantasy Parade. Ringgold Ram Marching Band will be performing at the park on Monday, August 18.


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Jefferson Hills Ambulance Service Procures Emergency Generator By Paul Chasko

Who Ya Gonna Call? Emergency Services in the Union-Finley Area Part Three of a Four-Part Series

Police Protection By Paul Chasko

The Jefferson Hills Ambulance Association (JHAAA) new emergency generator was procured with Department of Community and Economic Development grant monies. From left to right are JHAAA Assistant Chief Michael J. Horgos, State Representative David Levdansky, and JHAAA Chief Douglas A. Pascoe.

Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association (JHAAA) recently announced that their new Emergency Power System is up and operational. Installation and all checkouts have been completed on a new Kohler 100 kilowatt diesel-driven emergency power supply installed near their headquarters building on Century Drive in Jefferson Hills. The JHAAA headquarters building serves as an emergency operations center in the event of a major incident or disaster. The new generator will keep the facility completely operational in the event there is a loss of utility power. This makes the facility totally self-sufficient in an emergency. The unit was sized with further expansion in mind. The generator is housed in a building constructed specifically for the purpose with automatic ventilation and exhaust systems. Computer and communications equipment in the facility had been protected with uninterruptible power systems (battery powered) for short-duration power failures. The new system can keep these electronic systems up and running through long-duration power outages – indefinitely as long as diesel fuel is provided. JHAAA received Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant monies to assist in the purchase of this emergency generator. State Representative David Levdansky was very instrumental in procuring the grant. Representative Levdansky was on hand to witness a test of the system. This system will benefit Jefferson Hills and all the other communities served by JHAAA.

Curves in South Park to Host Open House Local Residents Can Receive Health Advice, Nutritional Information If you’ve been curious about Curves in South Park or just want to know what they have to offer, then stop in on August 20 and August 23. Curves will have an open house so you can take a peek. Curves in South Park is owned by Paulette Priselac, and Lori Donahue is club manager. According to Priselac, the open house will be held from 8 am to 1 pm and 3 – 8 pm on Wednesday, August 20 and 8 am to noon on Saturday, August 23. Healthy snacks will also be offered. "This is a chance for people to come in and see the equipment we have, and learn more about our program," said Priselac. "Curves provides an exercise and weight control program designed specifically for women. Whether you’re interested in getting more exercise for health and general condition, or want to lose weight or tone your muscles, Curves can help you establish a regimen to help you meet your goal." Curves’ exercise program consists of thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, during which participants work all major muscle groups and receive a great cardio workout. It includes all five components of a complete exercise program: warm-up, strength training, cardio, cool down, and stretching. Curves also offers a weight management program that includes a line of nutritional supplements, weight loss products, and 6-Week Solution classes. Memberships are transferable to any of the 9,400 Curves locations worldwide, and travel passes are available upon request. Curves is located at 2550 Brownsville Road in South Park. For more information, contact Donahue at 412-831-1900.

Dance Under The Stars in South Park! Dancing Under the Stars, South Hills Chapter #278 will hold dances on Monday, August 4, and Monday August 18, from 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight. The dances will be held at Black Ash Grove in South Park. (In case of rain, the event will be held in the Home Economics Building) The events are geared towards divorced, separated, widows and widowers. Everyone welcome! There will be Open Dances with music provided by D.J. Nick Funn. Cost is $6 for members, and $8 for guests. Food will be served. For more information, please call Gary at 412-715-2756 or Barb at 412-835-2688.

The third in our four-part series on emergency services in the UnionFinley area covers police services that protect residents against criminal actions and other violations of federal, state, and local laws. The first line of defense against criminal activities and the enforcement of state and local laws in Finleyville Borough is the Monongahela Police Department. Officers are contracted by Finleyville Borough to provide police coverage on a 24/7 basis. The department will respond to complaints of criminal activity, enforce the Pennsylvania Vehicle code, and enforce local ordinances enacted by the Borough of Finleyville. They maintain a presence in the Borough by randomly spaced vehicular patrols. Monongahela Police Chief Brian Tempest meets with the Finleyville Borough Council and Mayor Kutsek on a regular basis to ascertain if there are problems to be addressed and to deliver reports of his officer’s activities within the Borough of Finleyville. There’s only one number for Finleyville residents to remember for emergency police help – 911. The Washington County Emergency Services Dispatch Center knows where you’re calling from as soon as the call is picked up and will dispatch the Monongahela Police. If it’s a nonemergency type of complaint, Finleyville residents can call 724-258-5511 or 5555. Monongahela Police will sometimes use the PA State Police for services not otherwise available. Mayor Kutsek and the Finleyville Borough Council are highly satisfied with the coverage received from the Monongahela Police Department. Union Township (UT) has no local police force. Pennsylvania State Police provide coverage for UT, working out of the BelleVernon Barracks. The procedure for emergencies requiring police services in UT is also to dial 911. The Washington County Emergency Dispatch Center will contact the State Police, who will respond on a priority basis. The State Police will evaluate your problem and assign an officer or officers to respond based on its relative seriousness with other problems currently being addressed. The PA State Police are covering a large area with limited resources. They may or may not respond as quickly as residents would like. Officers do make random patrols through Union Township, but they’re not as often as most residents would like. If you’d happen to need them while a car is patrolling the township, you’d get a very rapid response. If officers are responding to other calls and a situation is not life threatening, the resident may be waiting a

Sgt. Dennis Mendicino of the Monongahela Police Force is one of the officers currently patrolling Finleyville Borough.

while. The PA State Police have made it clear that they are not able to enforce local laws (ordinances) in UT. If UT residents feel they have been wronged through a violation of a local ordinance, they must file a complaint with the local Magistrate (James Ellis, 724-941-1015) and be prepared to offer evidence of the violation, at which point the violator will be brought to a magisterial hearing either willingly or by the State Police. The complainant will need to testify against the violator at the hearing, and the District Magistrate will hand down a ruling. It’s not an ideal situation, but that’s the current process as it stands. The future for local police coverage in UT is not bright. Understandably (based on their past experience), there will be a continued reluctance for the UT Board of Supervisors to establish another local UT police force. The most plausible solution may be with a contract arrangement with a nearby municipality, as in Finleyville, or in helping to establish a regional police force (a solution favored by State Representative Dave Levdansky). Either of these will entail expenditures that might require budget cuts elsewhere and/or increased municipal income (taxes or income from new development). In the meantime, some members of the UT board are hoping that slots revenues might be channeled to pay for a Washington County-wide Police Force. Although that’s a great thought, it’s not likely to happen with all the hands already jammed into the slots revenue jar. According to Representative Levdansky, the State Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) stands ready to cover the cost for a study to determine if a regional police force is feasible and then to provide start-up grant funds. All that would be necessary for a closer look would be for a coalition of interested communities to pass resolutions to take the first step in the process. Perhaps it’s time for small municipalities to realize that regionalization might be a solution for public services at a reasonable cost to residents.


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There’s Gas In Them There Hills – Almost Like The Gold Rush – But Be Careful By Paul Chasko You may have been hearing and reading about energy companies acquiring oil and natural gas leases in our corner of Pennsylvania. Productive gas and oil wells have been in operation in PA for many years, but these have been shallow wells with only moderate production. It’s been known for some time that there are layers of permeable sandstone and shale deep beneath us that are loaded with natural gas. One such layer or stratus is the Marcellus shale stratus. It’s been estimated that the Marcellus shale layer contains enough natural gas to supply the entire United States gas energy needs for several years. The Marcellus stratus extends in a wide swath from West Virginia, through Ohio and Pennsylvania, and up into New York State. Getting productive wells into the Marcellus layer has been prohibitively expensive – up until now, that is. The Marcellus layer in Southwestern PA is about 6,000 feet deep – that’s over a mile, folks. Rising natural gas prices and a new drilling technology have combined to send energy companies in a frenzy to sign landowners to leasing contracts that give them the rights to the gas beneath the land. The new technology starts with a standard vertical well hole extending down into the shale layer. From the bottom of the hole, up to eight horizontal holes are drilled out into the shale (picture the legs of a spider.) This exposes much more of the gas-bearing shale and increases the wells production. Horizontal drilling into the Marcellus layer in NY State has proved effective, but so far no horizontal wells are in production in PA. However, several companies are betting heavily that it’s feasible. With this type of operation, a contiguous land pool of up to 640 acres is ideal for the highest production but companies seem to be going with land pools as small as 200 acres. What you have then is 200 to 640 acre pools being drained by only one wellhead. Several energy companies are feverishly working to put together leases in contiguous blocks. Range Resources and Atlas Energy Resources seem to be concentrating their efforts south of Washington, PA but Chesapeake Energy Corp. is actively acquiring leases in our area with a goal to get all land in Carroll, Nottingham, Union, and Fallowfield Townships and the City of Monongahela under lease for gas removal. At a June 24 meeting at the Carroll Township Social Hall, about 400 landowners attended a Chesapeake Energy meeting at which “landmen” explained the operation and opportunities for landowners. Attendees were offered five-year leases with a signing bonus of $1,500 per acre and 15% royalty payments if and when gas is extracted from beneath their property. If you own only a small number of acres in a land pool, you’ll get a calculated per-

The altar in Saint Anthony’s Church is decorated for the Washington County Fireman’s Association (WCFA) Memorial Service.

The WCFA Color Guard places its standards at Saint Anthony’s altar

Fireman’s Association Holds 68th Annual Memorial Service By Paul Chasko Senior Landman George Weissman of Chesapeake Energy explains its leasing arrangement to a crowded audience at the Carroll Township Social Hall.

Area landowners line up to sign leases with Chesapeake Energy.

centage of the 15% royalty for the entire pool. With the Chesapeake leasing arrangement, no drilling bonus is paid to the owner of the land on which the vertical well is drilled. So, you may have the mess of the drilling operation while others in the pool may get the same gas royalty benefit without the mess. Landowners are cautioned to read the leases carefully. Atlas and Range Resources are willing to negotiate addendums to their standard lease to meet the requirements of specific landowners, whereas Chesapeake (at the Carroll meeting) did not seem willing to negotiate changes in their standard lease. Atlas and Range Resources also offer a “per well drilling bonus” if a well is drilled on your property. Chesapeake did not. Just a few things to consider in any oil or gas drilling contract are loss of crops or pasture, possible loss or degradation of springs or wells, access roads on your property, new pipelines running through your property, surface restoration after the lease expires, handling of waste water and other drilling effluents, loss of timber for a drilling site, liability exemptions, and risk of resale of the lease to a third party without renegotiation. Experts strongly suggest hiring an attorney or negotiator to assist in preparing a lease addendum if you believe you’ll have wells drilled on your land.

On Sunday, July 13, the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department hosted the 68th annual Washington County Fireman’s Association (WCFA) Memorial Service. The service was conducted at Saint Anthony’s Church in Monongahela and was presided over by Father Joseph E. Feltz who gave the opening prayer, the homily, and the closing blessing to all firefighters and their families and friends in attendance. The service was specifically to honor all those firefighters who had passed away during the last 12 months (from July 1, 2007 through July 1, 2008). During that period, 49 Firefighters who served in Washington County passed on. Of that number, four were local men: Bruno Dosse, July 19, 2007, Finleyville VFD; Michael Vibostak, November 21, 2007 Elrama VFD; John Morrison, January 14, 2008; Elrama VFD; Peter W. Vibostak, May 4, 2008, Elrama VFD. WCFA President Ruth Manning read a roll call of the deceased; a fire bell reserved specifically for this ceremony was tolled once as each name was read. A representa-

Firefighters assemble at the entrance to Saint Anthony’s Church prior to the memorial service.

tive of the family or the fire company was presented with a white carnation, which was then placed in a fireman’s boot as a tribute of service – a very moving ceremony. After the memorial service, firefighters and guests had a dinner at the Saint Anthony Picnic Pavilion during which several other awards were made. Father Feltz summed up the actions of all these men in his closing blessing, “There is no greater gift than if a man gives his life for another, and these firefighters take on that responsibility on each call.”

Victory Hill Classic Car and Motorcycle Show The Third Annual Victory Hill Classic Car and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, August 2 (rain date Saturday, August 9) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Victory Hill Social Center, 29 Jones Lane, Monongahela. Cars must be 15 years or older. Motorcycles welcome. Registration is $7 per car/motorcycle. Spectators are free. Trophies: free dash plaques to first 50 cars, Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and more. Food includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and beverages. Music provided by DJ. Half the take and other raffles.


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Trax Farms Events and Activities

Recent Local Death Notices Ackman – Marty “Betty” (Large), 91., of Pleasant Hills, Formerly of Large died Thursday July 10. Arrangements under direction of Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

2008 Customer Garden Photo Contest Get out your camera, and take some pictures of your beautiful gardens! Limit is five, 4x6 photos per household; bring them to be displayed in our Customer Garden Picture Book (please no single specimen photos). For every picture you enter, you will get a chance to draw from our prize box filled with coupons worth 10%-50% off a single item as well as free items! Your picture will then be judged at the end of August for special prizes. Please call 412-835-3246 or stop by for more details.

Balint – Frank T, 87., of Finleyville died Friday July 4. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Broggi – Donna M, 75., of Monongahela died Wednesday June 18. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

“Made In The Shade” - Saturday, August 16, 10:00 am A lively presentation and slide show by Jessica Walliser, co-host of The Organic Gardeners on KDKA radio will present a slide show and lively lecture. Jessica will show you how to liven up a shady corner of the garden, how to best incorporate her favorite shade perennials into your garden, and give good-natured advice for handling tree roots and lessthan-perfect soil conditions. Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, all annuals, indoor plants, perennials, tropicals, water plants, fish, shrubs, and trees will be 20% off (excluding fall and seasonal plants).

Shrub Day - Saturday, August 9, 10:00 am “Native Shrubs to Make Your Garden Sing” Join Sandy Feather, Consumer Horticulture Educator for Penn State Cooperative Extension for a presentation. “Native Shrubs to Make Your Garden Sing.” Learn about Pennsylvania’s vast array of native, attractive, and pest-resistant shrubs for every garden. Sandy will show you some of these beauties and how to make them thrive in your yard. Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10 all shrubs are 20% off.

Kids Farm Camp - Thursdays, August 7, 14, and 21, at 10:00 am Air Conditioned Events Room. $5 per class per child Little Sprouts for children 3 and 4 years old and Junior Gardeners is for those 5-10 years old • Thursday, August 7 – How Does It Grow? • Thursday, August 14 – What Is It? • Thursday, August 21 – Got Dirt? Got Worms?

Burge – William , 53., of Clairton died Thursday June 26. Arrangements under direction of Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills. Burzynski – Edward T, 79., of Monongahela died Monday June 23. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Chilzer – Angelina, 87., of Monongahela (Carroll Twp) died Monday June 16. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Day – Ida Mae, 88., of Charlottesville Virgina, Formerly of Monongahela died Tuesday June 17. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Day – Gertrude L, 84., of Elizabeth Township died Tuesday June 24. Arrangements under direction of Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

Outdoor Summer Flea Markets SATURDAYS ONLY - August 2, 16, and 30 For vendors, all spaces are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Spaces are $10 per day and are approximately 10x20 to allow for vehicle parking. No prebooking, and no refunds due to weather. Vendors can set up at 6 am and must furnish their own tables, chairs, change, and change box and must clean up before leaving. Call 412-835-3246, ext. 113 for more information.

South Hills Friends Help Maintain the Montour Trail Scouts finish construction of a split rail fence around the Triphammer Road parking lot of the Montour Trail in South Park Township, as part of Finleyville resident Robert Gearhart’s Eagle Scout project (Pictured center is Gearhart)

The South Hills Friends is a group of individuals interested in maintenance and improvement of the Montour Trail in South Park, Jefferson Hills and Clairton. Regular meetings of the Friends group are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hills Borough building. The August meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 13, and the September meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. Additional information may also be obtained on the Montour Trail web site www.montourtrail.org under the Volunteer tab and by clicking on “Friends of the Trail groups”. Activities concerning the entire Montour Trail and links to the sites of other western Pennsylvania trails are also posted on the Montour Trail web site.

Dixon – John T, 57., of Monongahela died Tuesday June 10. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Donina – Agnes, 90., of Buena New Jersey, Formerly of Courtney died Thursday June 10. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Dora – William, 73., of Monongahela died Sunday May 18. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Ellis – Leif James, 30., of Charleroi (Fallowfield Twp) died Friday June 13. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Fidanzato – Patsey J, 87., of Monongahela died Monday June 9. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Fields – Janice L (Petrosky), 60., of Monongahela died Thursday July 10. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Hruby – John B, 80., of Finleyville (Nottingham Twp) died Friday June 27. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Leoni – Quindo, 80., of Bentleyville (Somerset Twp) died Sunday June 29. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Lignelli – Peter, 89., of Clearwater FL,

Formerly of Monongahela died Sunday June 1. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Maimone – John P, 40., of Ottawa Ohio, Formerly of Nottingham died Saturday July 5. Arrangements under directions of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Maimone - Michael B, 14., of Canonsburg died Saturday July 5. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville. Mardis – Anna M, 90., of Bunola died Wednesday July 2. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Martinez – Dave, 61., of Finleyville (Fallowfield Twp) died Tuesday June 17. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Massare – Edo C, 90., of Monongahela died Monday June 2. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Metcalf – Faye, 72., of Monongahela died Monday June 16. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Nahas – Tony H, 63., of Webster died Friday July 11. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Nester – Frances G, 82., of Monongahela died Sunday May 18. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Piccolo – Grace, 77., of New Eagle died Sunday June 15. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Ripepi – Anthony J “Neno”, 83., of Monongahela died Wednesday June 25. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Revetta – Judy K (Henson), 58., of South Park died Saturday May 31. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Ronsicki – Louise S, 86., of New Eagle died Friday May 23. Arrangments under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Timko – Anna, 86., of Monongahela died Sunday June 15. Arrangements under direction of L. M. Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Wible – Daniel W. JR, 79., of Monongahela died Monday July 7. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Wardle – Bessie V (Snodgrass), 88., of Monongahela died Tuesday June 3. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.


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Area Libraries Challenge To be The Biggest Loser!

NNCW Sponsored CPR Class Receives Great Turnout

By Lisa Tomosky

By Paul Chasko On July 9, the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Watch (NNCW) organization sponsored a CPR class at which registered attendees could either renew or earn first certifications for cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Turnout for the class was great with 90 attendees, 80 of whom were certified to administer the new CPR procedures. Renewal is important, as the procedures for CPR have changed somewhat since the last classes were offered in Finleyville. The new guidelines place more stress on chest compression and less on assisted breathing for the affected individual. The personnel from Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association (JHAAA) who taught the class commented that this was the single biggest class they’d ever given. A very good video prepared by the American Heart Association detailed each step in the required procedures for administering manual CPR, demonstrated the use of an automatic defibrillator in various situations, and outlined the adjustments that must be made when the victims are small children or infants. The video presentation was excellent – very detailed and easy to understand. After the video, the participants broke into smaller groups and had the opportunity to practice on dummies that responded to the procedure as a real individual would. They also had some handson training with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). It was an excellent class and we now have quite a few more residents trained in CPR. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the members of the JHAAA who donated their time and expertise for an entire evening. They were thorough and patient with the attendees wishing to gain certification in the procedure. This is just one part of what the JHAAA gives back to the community they serve. The next NNCW meeting will be held Wednesday, August 13, and will be a public meeting with State Representative David Levdansky. Levdansky will apprise us of new legislation that’s before the State House

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Ready, set, go! Two attendees practice what they’ve learned on CPR training dummies. Paramedic, registered nurses, and Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association Chief Doug Pascoe demonstrate the use of an automatic external defibrillator.

of Representatives that may affect area residents and answer questions from attendees. Levdansky’s public meetings always result in an informative exchange of information— let Dave know what’s happening that you like and what you don’t like. The meeting will begin at 7 pm at the Saint Francis General Purpose Building, just off Route 88 in Finleyville. All folks in Representative Levdansky’s Congressional District are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Owner/Publisher Douglas E. Haniford Editor Krista Ramsey Editorial Coordinator Judy Gramm

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South Park Township Library is challenging the Whitehall Library to a competition to see who can lose the most weight, and be "The Biggest Loser" – of weight that is. South Park Library hosted a motivational kick-off party on June 12, that was packed with women and men who wanted to take "The Biggest Loser" challenge. South Park met their Whitehall teammates as they wished each other good luck on their diet endeavors over the next couple of months. Nutritionist Mark Davis was on hand to answer questions about healthy eating and to give advice on how to change your eating habits. There was a nurse available to officially weigh you in, and also give you a complimentary blood pressure test. There were many different healthy snacks available to snack on, such as hummus on celery, fresh fruit cups, fresh vegetables and a delicious juice and smoothie bar. If you've ever wanted to lose weight, now is the time to do it – and have fun doing it too. Join "Team South Park" in the "Biggest Loser" contest. There are even prizes to win too for losing weight, having fun and getting healthy. What more could you ask for? The challenge started on May 28, and will continue through September 3rd. There's still plenty of time to join "Team South Park" and LOSE WEIGHT. Donna Neiport, the Adult Services Coordinator, has been a big inspirtation to everyone since day one of the challenge, and she's coordinating the entire contest. So why don't you call Donna Neiport today at the South Park Township Library to register at 412-833-5585, and maybe YOU could be "The Biggest "Loser, and feel proud of it. Also, feel free to call the South Park Library to find out about Friend's of the Library exercise class schedule.

A group of women talk to Nutritionist Mark Davis, and ask questions about healthy eating habits. It's going to be a close contest!

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Rosemarie Misage from Upper St. Clair (left), joins the South Park group, already losing 4 pounds. Diane Wierzchowski (middle) and Beverly Lankes (right), both from Whitehall, challenge Rosemarie as they drink a smoothie – together Diane and Beverly already lost a total of 5 pounds. Celery with Hummus was one of their favorite healthy treats that was offered at the South Park Library that evening.

Marjorie Grose from South Park and Cindy Carfagno from Bethel Park, enjoy a sample of a Blueberry Pomegranate, as they try to win The Biggest Losers contest for South Park. Cindy lost 8 pounds and Marjorie lost 4 pounds.

Sharon Bruni, South Park Township Library Director, (left) and Donna Neiport, Adult Services Coordinator, (right) enjoy a cup of their favorite smoothie, as they also join in on the fun and participate in The Biggest Loser contest.

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Summer Flax Fest at Oliver Miller Homestead In the Eighteenth Century a new linen shirt or shift demanded almost a year’s worth of work beginning with the planting of the flax and ending with the actual sewing of the garment. All of these steps—from the flax growing in the field to the sewing of a petticoat can be viewed at the Miller Homestead in South Park. An Eighteenth Century Flax Fest will be held at the historic Oliver Miller Homestead on Sunday, August 17, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. On this special day visitors to the Homestead will see the processing of flax from harvesting to rippling, retting, breaking, scutching, hackling, spinning, and being woven into cloth on the loom. Cultivating the flax patch and making linen cloth from it was once a very important part of a pioneer family’s lifestyle. Cloth was precious and was prized and passed down from generation to generation. A needlework display in the barn will feature samplers and pockets worked on linen, as well as needlework accessories. Several of the samplers are antiques, dating to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Oliver Miller Homestead, a historic landmark and Whiskey Rebellion site, is located on Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle in South Park. It is open every Sunday through December 14 from 1:30 – 4:30. An admission of one dollar is asked. For more information and a map, visit our website at www.olivermiller.org or contact us at 412-835-1554.

Calling all Harold Weaver Students!! Come and pay tribute to Mr. Harold Weaver with us! Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) is celebrating its 3rd annual tribute to this legend of the Mon Valley. The celebration will include an open mic jam session hosted by the Saddle Tramps. Food and goodies will include selections from Del Rosas Pizza of Monongahela, The Ginger Hill Grange, and Monongahela Fire department. MARC will raffle a hand painted portrait of Mr. Weaver on a t-shirt, Harold Weaver Weaver memorial t-shirts will be for sale, and there will be an opportunity for people to participate in a lasting tribute to Mr. Weaver by contributing to a fund that will provide a paver stone in his honor at Chess Park. Mr. Weaver moved from Finleyville to Monongahela at the age of 6. He began taking music classes at Duquesne University at age 17. From 1928 – 1940 He was a member of the Union Band. Around 1937 he formed a 7-member band called The Weavers. Mr. Weaver had been quoted saying “we could play anything the public wanted”. Weaver opened and operated the Weaver School of music for over 62 years and has mentored more than 18,000 students. So be sure to mark you calendar, Bring your instrument, your lawn chair or blanket to the gazebo at Chess Park on August 16, 2008 at 3pm. For more information call Karin at 724-258-3085 or Willis at 724-350-4953.

South Arts Gallery Annual Juried Show The juried show for South Arts Gallery is entitled “Gold Rush” and the juror is Robert Schmalzreid. The show dates are August 2 through September 19. The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 2, and it is free and open to the public. The Gallery is located in the Schoolhouse Art Center, 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park. The Gallery is open on Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. As always, artists who are showing their work in this show are offering free demonstrations and everyone is invited to come and watch them work at their art and ask questions. A schedule of the demos will be available in the gallery or by calling Carol at 724852-6363. For more information about the exhibit call Margo at 412-835-9010.


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Finleyville Borough Stretching the Paving Dollar to Cover More Streets By Paul Chasko At the July 2 regular monthly meeting, the Finleyville Borough Council voted unanimously to add several more streets to the repaving contract they approved at the June meeting. This was possible because the original bid was less than the grant received to cover the work. The council voted to issue a change notice to the low bidder (Victor Paving) to include an additional $43,000 of work on streets for which repaving would have been postponed until next year (Ann Street, Alley behind the American Legion, Marion, and Norman). Council President Tim Kegel wished to make clear that Victor also will pave the Kegel Funeral Home and Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department parking lots under separate contracts paid for by the Funeral Home and the Fire Department. Finleyville Council and Mayor want to make it clear that the ordinance passed several months ago requiring cleanup of pet defecation on public and private property has passed the “warning phase.” People who do not clean up after their pets will be fined $300, and the law will be enforced. The same warning holds for

grass and weeds not being cut within the Borough – the law will be enforced. In other business: • Mayor Kutsek is continuing to work actively with the Monongahela Mayor and Police Chief in support of grant acquisitions from the State to establish a K-9 drug unit within the Monongahela Police Force. This unit will benefit Finleyville and surrounding communities in policing drug trafficking in the area. • Minutes and the treasurer’s report from the June meeting were approved without correction or comment. • A vacant house (part of the HUD program) was reported to have tree and other refuse piled close to the house, creating a fire hazard. The owners will be notified. • Overflowing dumpsters continue to be a health issue. An ordinance was authorized to address the issue. • Pam Lawrence was hired for part-time work at $100 a month to assist the Secretary/Treasurer with clerical work. • Two bids were received to paint the Borough Building façade. A committee was appointed from Council to

Finleyville Mayor Kutsek takes a closer look at the milling operation on Extension Street.

Workers from Victor Paving lay some fresh asphalt.

obtain bid clarifications. • Package prices for Internet and phone service will be solicited from Comcast and Verizon. • A public meeting was scheduled for 7 pm on August 6 (before the regularly scheduled Council meeting) to hear public comments on the transfer of a liquor license to Angelo’s Restaurant. • Resolution 0803 was passed to adopt and submit to the DEP for its approval the municipality plan for wastewater

Road crews mill one of the borough roads in need of repair, prepping it for fresh paving.

disposal, as required by Act 537 – Sewage Facilities Act. • A letter was received from Nottingham Township requesting a start date be set to begin work on the joint Nottingham/ Finleyville Comprehensive Plan.

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Monongahela Citizens Want Council To Provide More Details on Issues and Agenda Items By Ken Askew Monongahela’s monthly Council meeting was conducted on July 9. For the third month in row, another resident of Swift Alley (between Otis and Black streets) raised the issue of tree and plant clearing by a neighbor. A distressed Tina Brooks read a prepared statement about how the situation has negatively impacted her family. Police Chief Brian Tempest replied that, as he had informed her before personally, if she erects “No Trespassing” signs on her property, he would be able to arrest anyone who violates the signage on a Defiant Trespass charge. The Solicitor once again reiterated Council’s position that this is private land; any disputes must be settled through the property owners’ attorneys. A resident reported to Council that he is frequently inconvenienced by people who park in handicapped parking spaces at local businesses, although they have no placard or license plate authorizing them to do so. Chief Tempest responded that if either the businesses or the public reports such occurrences to the police, they will investigate and write a ticket for the offender. Also during the public forum, Carla Roman voiced her displeasure at the content of the agenda provided at each month’s Council meeting. She felt that it was too brief and lacked any details about the topics

to be voted on. The Solicitor explained that the agenda is considered to be a report, not an actionable item, and is therefore adequate as is. Another resident rose to reinforce the public’s opinion that Council meetings don’t seem to address details of the matters that are voted on. Practice is that the title of a motion is read, and the Council votes are recorded. There is little information and no debate on the pros or cons of an issue. The public does not understand what motion was just passed, or what the impact will be. Council responded by explaining that each month, prior to the 7 pm Council Meeting, Council meets at a 6:00 pm work session to discuss the month’s issues in detail. The 6:00 pm meetings are likewise open to the public, they are held in the same room, and notice of the meeting is published in a local newspaper. In accordance with Resolution 8, Council took the initial steps to condemn the following properties: 699 E. Main, 457-459 E. Main, 316 Warren, 582 Borland, 1106 Decker, 416 Parkinson, 517 West Street. To the contrary, the monthly property Beautification Award went to Norma Augustine, 1029 Lincoln Street, Monongahela. Appreciation was extended to Chief Tempest and his staff for another drug arrest and to the Street Department Supervisor for an exemplary job.

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Peters Township Council Considers Road Improvements, County Booking Center, and Park Expansion By J.R. Brower

the plan that had expressed interest in having the roads upgraded to full maintenance status, and many of them signed petitions. “Enough people on Pinewood Drive and a portion of Maplewood Drive have signed petitions to allow paving on those streets,” said Township Manager Michael Silvestri. As the area is specified as minimum maintenance, residents will still have to pay a $1,500 maintenance fee. Silvestri said that the Maplewood plan paving project will be completed by October 2009. In new business, council approved a resolution accepting a portion of Lariat Drive in the Moccasin Woods plan that was upgraded from a private road to township specifications. In other new business, council approved an audit of the 2007 Annual Financial Report. The independent certified public accounting firm of Hosack, Specht, Nuetzel and Wood and township staff members prepared the audit. The report complies with the Government Accounting and Standards Board and has a multi-year statistical section for financial information. Other new business matters included the granting of two special permits for special use of tents. One was for the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet for use of their tent in the month of July at

A variety of topics were discussed at the July 14 Peters Township Council Meeting, which was presided over by Vice Chairman James Berquist due to the absence of Chairman Frank Arcuri. Audience comments included words from John Hooten of the Montour Trail Council, who announced that the annual Twilight Walk was going to be held on July 25 to raise money for trail improvement. He expressed his thanks to council and the community for their continued support. Builder Tom McCloskey then spoke to clarify matters that had been discussed at a previous council meeting concerning the proposed Wuthering Heights development. He said that if the proposed entrance to the subdivision on Eastview Drive is not favorable, his plans also include alternate entrances off Bethany and Clubview drives. He said that steep terrain would not make an entrance to the development from East McMurray Road unfeasible, plus he said that PennDOT would never approve it. In unfinished business, council examined the status of road improvement petitions in the Maplewood Plan. The township staff had met with property owners in

their St. Petersburg Center location. The other was for the Cob Collection Tent Sale from July 24 to 26. Other matters discussed by Council included the following: • The township is expected to perform some maintenance work on a fill area leading to the Sienna Woods nature section as requested by some Bower Hill Road residents. • Police Chief Harry Fruecht responded to an offer to use a newly created County Booking Center for electronic fingerprinting when arrests are made by the Police Department. He said that the county’s equipment is more up-todate than the township’s and would result in better quality identification records. Still in the planning stages, the county wants the major municipalities to contribute $2,000 each towards the program, which council tentatively approved. • Council discussed ways to slow traffic on Oakwood Road, which is being used heavily as a shortcut during rush hours to avoid congestion at Donaldson’s Crossroads. Options include speed humps, a traffic circle, and turning restrictions at both ends of Oakwood Road.

• Council denied a request to waive a $977 building permit for Meals On Wheels to renovate the kitchen facilities at the fire department’s social hall citing that these fees have never been waived for other organizations. • Council heard a report from Township Engineer Mark Zemaitis that the 2008 road paving program is moving along on schedule with many of the roads on the schedule already completed. Work is now beginning on Brookwood Road, Greenbriar Drive, and Redwood Drive. After that, work will commence on Froebe Road and a portion of Meredith Drive. Council concluded the meeting by commenting on their financial planning retreat with respect to the proposed park expansion, which took place on June 18. Citing the need for cost containment, Councilman David Ball said, “We need to get some realistic costs.” To get moving on the project, Township Manager Michael Silvestri said, “Now we should come up with some designs for improvements.” Councilman James Berquist said, “A lot of good came out of the meeting.” The development of the 26 acres of expanded parkland will include the building of at least three new athletic fields.

South Park Township Board of Supervisors Recognizes Friends of South Park Township Library By Andrea Earnest

Field and a question about the use of one of the fields at Evans Field by South Park Youth Football. Another resident thanked the Board for posting speed limit signs on Triphammer Road. Special recognition was given to Cathy Humphreys, President; Janet Taylor, Vice President; and Mary Anne Ciotti, Membership Chairperson, of “Friends of South Park Township Library”, for the $6,700 donation they gave toward pro-

The South Park Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting on Monday, July 14. Several residents spoke on different issues that were important to them. Among them was a woman who is having problems with rodents because of composting by a neighbor. Other topics were adding another flag pole to Evans

grams for adults and children at the end of June. Sharon Bruni, Library Director, also attended the meeting. Actions on the minutes of the regular June 9 meeting of the Board, invoices, and bids on a 2008 Township-Wide Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation were all approved. A resolution was approved to name a private street Amanda Avenue. A number of other actions were approved, with the re-advertisement of bids on the placement of flow

meters to be taken up at the August 11 meeting. The Board also approved the IRS mileage reimbursement rate of .585 per mile. Deputy Chief Dennis McDonough reported that in June there were 726 calls for service, 35 arrests, 71 traffic citations, 5 parking citations, 107 warnings, 4 reportable accidents, 9 non-reportable accidents, 13 fire calls, 82 emergency medical calls, and 2 deer calls.

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Demolition of Distressed Properties Dominates Agenda at New Eagle Council Meeting By Ken Askew The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of New Eagle Council was set for July 1, but due to the lack of a quorum (only 2 of 5 Council members were present) it was rescheduled to July 8. Bill Tatar, Operations Manager for the New Eagle Municipal Authority, presented several topics: (1) Discussions regarding a proposed new Ringgold Middle School in New Eagle are proceeding on a positive note. The New Eagle site is one of the leading candidates; if selected, it would be good news for taxpayers, as lower construction costs could preclude future school tax increases, and upon completion, the New Eagle site would provide a revenue stream to both the Borough and the Municipal Authority. (2) Copies of an excerpt from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Borough of New Eagle / City of Monongahela Early Intervention Programâ&#x20AC;? were provided to each Council member. This document, produced by Resource Development & Management, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, contains a detailed analysis of how the Borough and City are managing their respective municipalities. It commends the Borough and City on management practices that are already done well and makes recommendations on ways to improve the way these local governments operate. (3) Another handout, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Implementing the Multimunicipal Comprehensive Planâ&#x20AC;? sets forth more ideas on how to establish a modern, efficient, local government. (4) Lastly, Tatar suggested that Council examine a policy established in Atlanta, GA, wherein residents who abuse municipal services--such as making dozens of calls to the police to settle domestic disputes--be billed for calls over a specified number. The Borough sent letters to property owners that may be condemned. Consequently, the owners of 430 Main Street expressed their concerns at the meeting because their rental unit is a duplex residence attached to the property at 428 Main Street, which is the subject of one of the condemnation letters. If the owners agree to comply with required

renovations, costs could be higher if the property next door is demolished. Council commended the owners for responding to the letter and promised to work with them for a mutually satisfactory arrangement. Further discussions regarding property condemnation brought up the following points to consider: (1) historically, the New Eagle Borough has only had to pay for one demolition of a property (followed by a magistrateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of a lien against that property for those costs); all others were done at the expense of the owners, (2) of the nine condemnation letters recently mailed, only the owners of 115 1st Avenue did not acknowledge receipt of the letter, (3) cost to demolish a building may range from $8K to $12K, (4) sometimes there is grant money available to raze run-down buildings, and (5) Council needs to adopt an aggressive position on this issue to keep up the appearance of the Borough. In other Borough news: â&#x20AC;˘ Under the new contract, 33 delinquent refuse accounts have been referred to Pennsylvania Municipal Service Company for collection. â&#x20AC;˘ The Borough Engineer has been unsuccessful in his contacts with the railroad about repairing roadway drainage problems, so he requested the Borough Solicitor to send an official letter on behalf of the Borough. â&#x20AC;˘ The Borough Secretary compiled a list of mobile home parks in New Eagle; the Solicitor will send letters regarding enforcement of the ordinance addressing requirements for foundations. Homes placed before the ordinance was enacted (circa February 2007) will be exempt. â&#x20AC;˘ A breakthrough in the stalemate with Fayette Waste was announced by the Borough Solicitor. His negotiations with them have resulted in a compromise by both parties of disputed costs in the 2008 year of the contract, and paved the way for acceptance of Fayette Wasteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid for the years 2009-2010. The Solicitor commended Fayette Waste for their good-faith negotiations and their diligent continuation of trash pickup in spite of the on-going differences. The agreement will preclude extensive litigation costs.

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Jefferson Hills to Participate in Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan Meetings for the 51 Corridor Quite a few motions filled the agenda for the July 14 meeting of the Jefferson Hills Borough Council meeting. Janice Cmar and Kathleen Reynolds were absent due to vacation and sickness respectively. All other members and staff were present. Some motions finalized and passed included: • Final approval of the Nix Land Development on Cochran Mill Road • Final approval of the Land Development Plan for TJ Football Boosters • Final re-approval of a subdivision for Royal Park Estates Plan No. III Many others motions, such as a motion to implement direct deposit for borough employees, authorizing a 2008 public flu immunization clinic with the Health Home Network, and the ability to authorize the President of Council to apply for eligibility to purchase from the Federal Surplus Property Program, also passed unanimously. An interesting agenda item was the resolution to participate in the multi-municipal comprehensive plan for the municipalities in the 51 Corridor. This is in conjunction with other communities through Allegheny County brainstorming the possibilities of co-operation to save monies. President King appointed Jim Weber to be the liaison person from the Borough. A motion that received attention was to authorize Solicitor Mike Adams to prepare an ordinance prohibiting parking on Chamberlin Road, Laurel Ridge Drive, and Samuels Drive. Police Chief Reagan asked for time to consider more discussion on this plan as well as some other streets in the Borough. Council members expressed concerns about having a uniform plan for the entire area and, therefore, asked that this topic be tabled for further discussion. This action dovetailed from an earlier dialogue in the citizen’s agenda when Donna Schultz, who drives for Mathews Bus and participates in the Education Service Board, express the concern of immense congestion at the high school and middle school when buses and parents are dropping off students. She suggested a pull-off plan to direct parents away from the lanes for the buses.

Chief Reagan agreed to contact the school administrators and devised a plan for the coming school year. Council members all expressed support, but President King noted that it was school property and fell under the auspices of the school officials. Speaking of congestion, Tracey Dunlap from the Jefferson Hills Library Board Staff expressed concerns of the library during the construction at the Municipal Center. The concern was the lack of parking, as the back of the building is blocked off. Council and staff expressed that they will instruct their employees to park on the side and free up spaces in the front. Tracey’s other concern was that patron traffic was down, and people might think the library is closed during this reconstruction. It was suggested that a sign be placed by the Public Works Department out on Old Clairton Road expressing that the library is open. An interesting debate occurred at the citizen’s podium, expressing two different viewpoints on the issue of the cat population in the Borough and particularly in the Cassia Drive area. Both groups involved conceded that the problem for the time being was solved but disagreed at to the methods. Risa Chontos, who owns In Care Of Cats in Elizabeth, said that they captured cats without traps, neutered them, and were quite willing to return them if they were wanted. If not, they would be put up for adoption elsewhere. Ken Ferree of Ferree Kennels, employs the legal process of pet euthanasia. He expressed that the conflict before Council members was always to provoke the need for legislative action in the Borough regarding licensing and microchipping cats and regulating owners before there are neighborhood problems. Monthly reports were given by the police and fire personnel as to the emergency calls. Chief Reagan praised the fire and EMS personnel for their teamwork and professionalism in assisting his department. He complimented Council for their support and challenged them to continue funding the training that has led to this great collaboration. An executive meeting followed adjournment.

UT Residents Express Concerns About Lack of Police Protection By Paul Chasko Several residents spoke at the March 10 meeting of the Union Township (UT) Board of Supervisors meeting requesting that the board look at all possible alternatives for reinstituting some form of local police protection in UT. Those who spoke cited several incidents where slow response by the Pennsylvania State Police could have turned into life-threatening situations. The most serious situation occurred when a resident allegedly threatened his neighbors while brandishing a gun. There was a two-hour wait for the PA State Police to arrive. Concerns about drug dealers working in UT were also cited. A recurring comment was that prospective new residents may not look at UT as an ideal location to establish homes for their families without local police protection. The board explained, yet again, the financial situation that brought about the disbandment of the UT police force and the financial constraints that prevent UT from going down the same path again. A comment was made to the board, “that some residents are willing to pay more in taxes or other fees to have some minimal local police presence.” The residents made several specific suggestions, and they begged the board to start investigating alternative plans for UT police protection so that a plan might be proposed to residents, perhaps by voter referendum. Supervisors Tkach and Spahr suggested investigation of a “regional” police force. A motion was passed to investigate the possibility of using the Southwest Regional Police Force, which some nearby townships already are using. Representatives from the Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association (JHAAA) presented their qualifications to the board and residents to continue to be the primary ambulance service group for UT and asked that this be confirmed by a UT resolution. The board agreed, and a motion was passed to draw up a resolution to that effect. Payment of payrolls #4 and #5 for $8,013.16 and $8,976.00 were approved, as were General Fund bill payments of $60,976.00. Payment for road salt accounted for nearly half of this amount. The Elrama Sewage Project is moving ahead. A $1 million project grant through the US Army Corps. of Engineers has been cleared, and the funds will be used to cover some existing Penvest loan payments and project engineering costs. The closing on the Penvest low interest loan, which covers some of the project construction, is scheduled for April 27. Two right-of-ways are outstanding and may be procured through condemnation. Application was approved for a newly identified $10,000 grant for the project. A proposed PA House Bill (Bill 2159 – 2008) that differentiates private and commercial airports may relieve UT from issuing an Airport Zoning Ordinance. The current Airport Zoning Act affects all airports, but the new legislation may relieve townships having only “private airports” from the act and also may relieve UT from any legal responsibilities for the Finleyville Airport.

In other business: • Minutes from the February meeting were reviewed and approved. • Action on the Trax rezoning was postponed until next month, as the Planning Commission requested a more detailed description of the property in question. • A motion carried to hire Judith Taylor as the UT Secretary/Treasurer. • About 1,000 tons of the 1,500 tons of road salt purchased has been used. The road crew was commended for doing a good job. • UT financial balances will be available next month. • The first phase (verification of addresses) of the 2010 census is nearing completion. • The continuation public hearing on the Big Box Ordinance was rescheduled for March 31. • A meeting requested by the South Park Township Supervisors is being set up to continue discussions about the impacts of proposed developments along Route 88 in UT. • Motion was passed to advertise and adopt an ordinance to use the Uniform Construction Code as the UT standard. • The ordinance governing sewer connections to the new Elrama Sewage system will be approved next month. • A motion was passed to solicit resumes for a permanent zoning/code enforcement officer. Resumes will be accepted until 3 pm, April 11. • A letter was received from Peters Creek Sanitary Authority setting the 2008 total for new taps on their system at 175 units. • A workshop will be scheduled to listen to proposals from two companies seeking to provide assistance to UT in grant procurements. • Motion was approved to install automatic controls on the UT Building outside lighting at a cost not to exceed $500. • A letter of intent was requested from Mr. Breining, as to his expiring term on the UT Planning Commission. Authorization was given to request quotes for summer road repair bulk materials. • Payment ($315) of dues to the Washington County Association of County Officials was approved. • A building permit problem was given to the zoning officer for resolution. • After a closed executive session, the following motions were passed: • A motion setting liability bond for the new secretary /treasurer at $200,000. • The name of the new secretary/treasurer is to be added to all financial accounts. • Authorization to the Board Chairman and the new secretary/treasurer to sign documents relating to the Elrama Sewage Project. including the Penvest Loan and the Interim Financing loan. • A motion to authorize payment of approved sums of money to respective (former UT) Police Officers for the sickday grievance and for the subcontracting grievance, when funds become available, and the payments are reviewed and approved by the UT auditors and solicitor with appropriate payroll taxes being deducted.


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That Old House By William “Wild Willy” Frankfort

Boquet’s Blockhouse Owner: Daughters of the American Revolution Location: Fort Pitt, “The Point” – Pittsburgh, PA

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I travel across the Monongahela River from what used to be Peters Township to the Point and Fort Pitt. Located just a few yards from the entrance of the museum stands a brick building that has been standing since 1763, commonly referred to as “Boquet’s Blockhouse.” Now, this house may seem a little bit out of our area but historically it is not. At one time, Peters Township reached to the banks of the Monongahela and Ohio rivers, ergo historically it would be in our circulation area. All kidding aside, I traveled to the blockhouse because it has been restored and fitted with a new roof, and it’s one of those places that if you’re a history nut, you will just love. It is one of five blockhouses built to help in the defense of Fort Pitt. It is the last standing blockhouse and actually served as more of a guardhouse, as it faced the front of the fort, which was protected by a fifteen-foot wall. It has served faithfully as a guardhouse, trading post, tailor’s shop, and a family home, and it currently serves as a museum. There are many interesting items on display and for sale there. My son and I recently visited and

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Auditor General Special Investigation Finds Borough of Elizabeth’s Former Secretary Took More Than $15,000 Uncovers Improperly Issued Paychecks, Payments for Student Loans and Unearned Leave.

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uditor General Jack Wagner said recently that a special investigation of the Borough of Elizabeth, in Allegheny County, found that the former borough secretary misappropriated $15,710 in borough funds by issuing to herself duplicate paychecks, adding unearned leave hours to her bi-weekly paychecks, and paying student loan debt with borough funds. Wagner said the former secretary may have taken more funds, but investigators were unable to determine just how much more money may have been taken because the borough had been lax in monitoring fees that were collected by the former secretary from borough residents for trash collection and reimbursements from borough employees for personal cellular telephone use. “Borough officials are responsible for safeguarding taxpayer dollars to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and are not wasted,” Wagner said. “We hope that our report serves to prevent similar problems in the future.” Wagner’s Office of Special Investigations initiated the investigation in March 2007, after receiving allegations that the former secretary of the borough had misappropri-

ated funds. Due to the borough’s lack of oversight and monitoring controls to oversee basic accounting collections, the former secretary was able to obtain money belonging to the borough by failing to keep receipts and proper records of cash and check collections. Wagner’s investigators found that the former secretary cashed seven duplicate paychecks totaling $4,135 that she wrote to herself from the borough’s payroll account; wrote nine unauthorized checks totaling $3,305 from the borough’s bank account to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency to pay her student loan debt; and claimed and was compensated for 836 hours of vacation, holiday, and personal leave that she was not eligible to receive as a part-time employee, totaling $8,270. Wagner’s investigators also found that she misappropriated an undetermined amount of cash she received on behalf of the borough in the form of fees paid by borough residents for trash collection and reimbursements paid by borough employees for personal use of cell phones. The former secretary resigned on

Dec.12, 2006. Following her resignation, the current president of borough council assumed the responsibilities formerly completed by the borough secretary. Since the change occurred, the borough has experienced increases in the collection of trash collection fees and in employee cell phone reimbursements. Wagner’s report made seven recommendations to correct the deficiencies, including: • The borough should establish a policy regarding pay advances to employees; • The borough should consider direct deposit of pay into each employee’s personal bank account, thereby eliminating the need for payroll advances; • The borough should establish better internal controls over disbursements, including unannounced bank reconciliations, reviewing canceled checks for payee endorsements, requiring two signatures on all checks, maintaining a log of all manually written payroll checks and periodic reviews of that log; • The borough should implement controls over the payroll system to ensure that pay rates are in agreement with borough policy and with employees’ established

rates; and • The borough should require the use of pre-numbered duplicate receipts for all cash payments, and assign someone the responsibility to periodically compare the receipts issued to the bank deposits to verify that money was actually deposited into the borough’s bank account. “Based on what the borough told us after reviewing our report, we commend the borough for the measures it has already taken to implement new controls on its financial operations and its commitment to fully implement our recommendations,” said Wagner. He stated that his department would follow up at the appropriate time to confirm that all recommendations have been implemented. He also noted that a complete report of the investigative findings has been provided to the Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County for its review and whatever further action it may deem appropriate. A full copy of the investigation report, which includes the borough’s response, can be obtained at http://www.auditorgen.state.pa.us.


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Elizabeth Borough Council Addresses Variety of Issues By Alice Harris

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Tickets for vehicles parked on sidewalks, the demolition of 233 McKeesport Road, and plans for an official Borough website highlighted the Tuesday June 24th Elizabeth Borough Council meeting. The town of Elizabeth will receive some major sprucing including new paint for the facade of the Borough Building as it readies for it’s July 25 & 26 Riverfest festival. The hiring of two new part time police officers and the date for the annual Kids Fishing Contest in August finalized the June agenda. • The 7:30 meeting was called to order by President, Monica Douglas. The Pledge of Allegience was recited and role taken. • Present: Council Paul Shaner, Monica Douglas, Margaret Fleischauer, Larry Duvall, and Robin Miller. Solicitor Pat McGrail. Absent: Council Mary VanFossen, and Chad Rager. Mayor John Yacura. • A moment of silence in thoughts and prayers were offered for the sister of Mary Van Fossen, Mayor John Yacura, and Mr. Skrinjorich (Skrinny). • Responsibilities were determined that a dead tree at 117 Second Street would be taken care of by the Borough, but the sinking sidewalk is the responsibility of the property owner. • Guests Agnes and Floyd Sorg issued complaints that abandoned buckets with mops on the roof of 119 Second Street

• Guest Betty Krofic brought to the attention of Council that there is a sewer with a hole on Mulberry Street, which could cause someone to get hurt. • Borough Treasurer Robert Werner issued complaints that people are parking on sidewalks that are not made to hold vehicles, and also that an abandoned residence on Maple is in a deplorable state. • 10% penalty will be charged to all property owners with past due garbage bills. • Robin Miller discussed what it would take to create an official Borough website. She also asked and was authorized $100 to paint the front of the Borough Building, which has needed attention. • The annual lease of the Waterworks building inside the fence to Eric Kettering expires on June 30. The raise of rent from $200/month to $250/mo and the change from annual to monthto-month leasing with a 60-day termination notice was approved. • Larry Duvall asked to advertise that the Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on the third Monday of each month. A motion to purchase guide manuals to not exceed a cost of $100 was approved. A properties maintenance code was approved. He also stated that Council needs to work on and relax some codes in place, as they are too dif-

ficult to apply. • The hiring of two part-time police officers, Nicholas Belich and Michael Steiner, was approved. • OIC John Snelson related that there have been several tragic auto accidents in Elizabeth in the last weeks. • Elizabeth’s annual Riverfest will be held on July 25 and 26. Fireworks will take place on Friday at 10 pm with the parade beginning on Saturday at 5 pm. • Overgrown out-of-control shrubbery is an ordinance violation. Police will issue a 10-day warning followed by a citation; each day after that period is considered a separate violation. • A motion for the demolition of 233 McKeesport Road utilizing COG CD35 funds resulted in a roll call vote: Miller, Douglas, and Shaner, yes; Fleischauer and Duvall, no. Motion approved. • A roll call vote to opt in on the Uniform Construction Code and ask Labor & Industry to waive the 180-day waiting period was unanimously approved. • Larry Duvall questioned if licensing is in place to rent property in the Borough, and also whether there is a way to deal with nuisance tenants when the property owner is not around. A municipality can revoke an occupancy permit. • The purchase of a 55-gallon drum of weed killer was approved. A contract to spray for weeds prior to Riverfest not to exceed $500 was approved.

• Poles on the meters by the Moose are rusted and need replaced. • The annual Borough sponsored children’s fishing contest will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 11 am-3 pm. Borough of Elizabeth Treasurer’s Report 05-30-08. General Fund: Bank balance, $59, 246.80. Deposits, $91,658.84. Checks paid, $78, 599.22. Bank balance, $72,306.42. Payroll: Bank balance, $2,467.11. Deposits, $17,870. Checks paid, $19,998.26. Bank balance, $338.85. Sewage: Bank balance, $89,271.55. Deposits, $39,550.38. Checks paid, $0. Bank balance, $128,821.93. Recreation: Bank balance, $1,058.52. Deposits, $0. Checks paid, $0. Bank balance, $1058.52. Parking Meter: Bank balance, $102.28. Deposits, $0. Checks paid, $22.88. Bank balance, $79.40. Liquid Fuels: Bank balance, $1610.73. Deposits, $34,261.50. Checks paid, $9,281.17. Bank Balance, $26,591.06. TAN Fund: Bank balance, $125.88. Deposits, $9,603.28. Checks paid, $0. Bank Balance, $9,729.16. Early Intervention: Bank balance, $6022.53. Deposits, $0. Checks paid, $0. Bank Balance, $6022.53. Beautification Fund: Bank balance, $380. Deposits, $0. Checks paid, $0. Bank Balance, $380.

Nottingham Township Won’t Condemn Farmland for Proposed Southern Beltway By J.R. Brower As a result of voting by Nottingham Township officials, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) should get the message loud and clear that residents don’t want to the controversial Southern Beltway to be built through the township. The Nottingham Township Agricultural Security Area (ASA) Advisory Committee met Monday, July 21, at 7:15 pm, in a public hearing during the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors Meeting. The PTC had requested approval by the Agricultural Lands Condemnation Approval Board (ALCAB) to convert farmland to highway use for the proposed Southern Beltway to connect Interstate 79 and the Mon Valley Expressway. The affected municipalities had been asked to convene to condemn or not condemn the agricultural security areas on the proposed route. Although the farmland in question is only a 3.43-acre tract that is part of the property of Ed Schultz, the public hearing was well attended. Shultz, himself, was there and said that he does not want to be forced to sell his land to the state for the Beltway. After some discussion among the ASA Committee, the Board of Supervisors and Solicitor Robert Clarke, the committee voted unanimously to deny the farmland condemnation request. The formal statement given by Solicitor Clarke was, “Based on the fact that there is insufficient information that the proposed route is the most appropriate one, the request to condemn the agricultural lands is denied.”

Next, the Board of Supervisors had their own vote, and they, too, voted unanimously to deny the farmland condemnation request. As a result of these votes, two letters will now be sent to the state ALCAB, one with the decision of the township ASA Committee and one with the decision of the township Board of Supervisors. The state ALCAB, as requested by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, has scheduled its own public hearing to be held on Wednesday, August 6, at 10 am, at the North Strabane Township Municipal Building on Route 519. Their correspondence that was summarized at the meeting indicated that the PTC requested that the board hear and take testimony and possibly render a decision for the conversion of agricultural lands impacted by the Southern Beltway Project. Although the PTC has committed to begin the right-of-way acquisition process for the Southern Beltway Project from U.S. Route 22 to Interstate 79, the funding for the right-of-way and construction for the I79 to the Mon Valley Expressway Project has not yet been identified. This initial proposal for the Southern Beltway Project began in the 1970s, as Nottingham Board of Supervisors Raymond Barley noted at the meeting. Some of the proposed routes though this area initially included a higher populated area, Peters Township, that met with strong opposition. Presently, the township that would be the most affected would be North Strabane. Barley pointed out that the possibility still remains that the PTC could change their

plans again and propose a route that cuts right through the center of Nottingham Township rather that just touching the southern end of the township. Three factors come into play that could doom the project entirely. First is a little known creature known as the Indiana Bat, which has been located in southwestern Pennsylvania and is a federally listed endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has notified the PTC that they will require a special survey to be conducted along the proposed route to determine if the Indiana Bat is roosting in the project area. The results of this survey will be included in a Final Environmental Impact Statement. Upon circulation and acceptance of the

statement, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers would render a decision as to whether or not to give environmental clearance for the highway project. Two other factors that could negate the need for the Southern Beltway are two other neighboring highways, the Mon Valley Expressway and Interstate 70. The Mon Valley Expressway is looking like an expensive boondoggle. Toll-road or not, the fact that it is rarely used shows that its building was not really necessary. One wonders, why would the state even consider building a new highway into one that no one uses? As for I-70, the proposed Southern Beltway route would run parallel to it within a distance of about five miles.


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Grand Openings! Look what’s new in Town Hair Force Beauty Salon Opens at New Location in Elizabeth By Alice Harris Suzan Warhola and Hair Force remain a formidable “force” in beauty care in Elizabeth with the opening of Suzan's brand new beauty salon at 216 3rd Street. Although the new location is already in operation, the salon's official grand opening will be held September 2 from 5-8 pm. Suzan started beauty care in Elizabeth on November 1, 1989 under the name Ultimate Attractions at her former location on 2nd Street. The salon then changed hands to Gary Kern, who operated under the name Hair Shapers. In 2002, Suzan formed a partnership with Gary and the name changed to Hair Force. In December 2007, Suzan bought out the partnership and the salon has operated under the name Hair Force and Suzan's direction ever since. Today Hair Force employs eight stylists in addition to Suzan: Shelly Kern, Mary Lipinsky, Terrie O'Neil, Hair Force owner, Suzan Warhola (seated) and Rhonda Olson, Tamara Whitlam, Gary Kern, Melissa Stockdill, and Jay Lin Divirgilio. Hair Force offers hairStylists Melissa Stockdill and Rhonda Olson cuts and styling for all ages and genders. Perms are available in spiral, direction, and regular; color is available (standing l-r) invite you to stop down and visit their in dimensional, highlights, lowlights, and regular. Hair care products offered are Matrix, Paul Mitchell, new location 216 3rd Street in Elizabeth. Framesi, Big Sexy Hair, Nioxin, and Bed Head. And new products, Italian Creem Color and Moroccan Oil, offer a great new styling experience. Hair Force also offers facial waxing, manicures, and pedicures. And for tanning clients, they have two brand new lie-down and one stand-up bed. For additional client convenience, the new location offers easy close parking, excellent wheelchair accessibility, and is on the PAT bus line. Also, while you are experiencing all the personal beauty treatments Hair Force offers, your vehicle can also get its own great beauty treatment right next door at the Hair Force Car Wash!

Monongahela’s La Vie Nails Celebrates Grand Opening in July By Christen M. Stroh In addition to hair salons, restaurants, and antique stores, Monongahela now has a new amenity to offer its residents – a nail salon. La Vie Nails, located at 1233 W. Main Street, officially held its grand opening at the beginning of July to fill a niche that hasn’t been met until now in the Monongahela area. “I decided to open La Vie Nails because we don’t have a nail salon close to here that services the people of Monongahela and surrounding areas of the Valley,” says Manager and Owner Dave Loc. “Before, people from here had to drive all the way to Belle Vernon, and this is much more convenient for them.” La Vie Nails offers all aspects of nail treatment along with facials and waxing treatments. The salon is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 7 pm. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can call the salon at 724-258-8688.

Kim Malinky, Achieves American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow Status Kim Malinky, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Canonsburg General Hospital, recently achieved Fellow status at the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is now board-certified in Kim Malinky Healthcare Management. A graduate of The Washington Hospital School of Nursing, Malinky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from West Liberty State College, masters in business administration from West Virginia University and a masters of science in nursing from Wheeling Jesuit University.


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Mon Valley Garage Door & Awning Co. The “crew” at Mon Valley Garage Door & Awning Co. consists of Tom Mimidis, Debbie Mimidis, and Brian Gminder.

Town: Elizabeth Owner: Debbie Mimidis Managers: Tom Mimidis and Brian Gminder Years in Business: 2 years at this location. 27 years in the Mon Valley Address: 963 Hayden Road, Rt. 51, Elizabeth Phone: 412-382-3000 (office), 724-797-4618 (Tom), 724-797-4568 (Brian) Website: www.mvgaragedoorandawnings.com

Business Spotlight By Alice Harris

Hours: 24-hour service. Showroom and office open 9 am-3 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment Products and Services: Garage doors, awnings, quality 24-hour service, free estimates

Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives Cal U’s Core Values Award Lauded for symbolizing the highest standards of integrity, civility and responsibility, Monongahela Valley Hospital is the second recipient of California University of Pennsylvania’s Corporate Core Values Award. Cal U President Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. presented the award to Louis J. Panza Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, in special ceremonies in the Booker Great Room of the university’s Michael & Julia Kara Alumni House. Dr. Armenti said Monongahela Valley Hospital “certainly exceeds the criteria for selection” of the Corporate Core Values Award.” He said the hospital was being honored for its “exemplary conduct” in its business operations and for “maintaining the university’s adopted Among those taking part in the presentation core values of integrity, civility and of the California University of Pennsylvania responsibility.” In doing so, Dr. Armenti Corporate Core Values Award are (l-r) said, MVH has: Richard A. Barcelona, Chairman of the Demonstrated adherence to high stanMonongahela Valley Hospital Board of Trustees and the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Board dards of principled corporate behavior. of Directors; Dr. Angelo Armenti Jr., Cal U Reputation in the business community President, and Louis J. Panza Jr., President and for consistent fair dealings and integrity CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. with its constituents. Been an active promoter of the principles of ethical behavior. Officers and management who are respected for their high standards of business ethics and community involvement. “We are deeply grateful for and humbled by this recognition,” Panza said. “One of goals at Monongahela Valley Hospital is to have the best educated and trained leaders in western Pennsylvania and our partnership with California University is an extremely valuable asset toward a achieving that goal.” Panza said the alliance between the hospital and the university emphasizes the mutual goals of education, continuous improvement and community service. “We are a health system committed to providing the highest quality of health care with skilled and experienced physicians and staff to our community,” Panza said. “But we also have a mandate to do far more in terms of giving back to the community for their support and confidence.”

The Framesmith Framing Memories for More Than Three Decades By Beth Stroud Since 1976, The Frame Smith located at 5209 Library Road in the South Park Shops, has been offering expert custom framing and matting services. According to owner John Krugh, he got into the business for the simple reason of “I like to work with my hands.” His expert team of three employees, including store manager Elissa McNeal, assists customers with all of their custom framing needs including photos, portraits, watercolors, mirrors, shadow The Framesmith owner, John Krugh displays just a few of the boxes, object framing and the wide selection of frames available in their shop. ever popular sports memorabilia. Offering quality framing at affordable prices, The Frame Smith’s framing selection includes woods and metals. Customers may choose a basic finish or graduate to framing with two tone finishes or ornate edges. Acid free rag and fabric– suede, silk, and linen mats, come in a variety of colors. And for a finishing touch, customers may select from clear glass, non-glare glass, conservation glass or museum glass. When asked what makes his shop stand out from the others, Krugh responds “our quality and our people.” Each of his employThe Framesmith is located at 5209 Library Road in the South park Shops. (PHOTOS BY SCOTT MCCURDY) ees has been with him a minimum of 20 years. The design specialists offer assistance, suggestions, and best of all, their honest opinion when it comes to helping customers realize an exceptional end result. Each job is approached with a personal touch, offering unique designs. Currently under design is a momento frame including some of the customer’s most meaningful items - wedding pictures, a wedding invitation, concert tickets, honeymoon receipts, baby pictures, etc. McNeal has worked diligently with the customer to create a forever keepsake. “We frame memories,” said McNeal. It’s different for everyone. The Frame Smith is able to offer a quick turn-around, generally one week, because all work is performed in-house. If time is of the essence, same day service may be available. The Frame Smith also offers a selection of photo frames, posters and prints along with ready made frames created in-house and a large selection of framed prints on their wall available for sale. Open seven days a week for the customer’s convenience, hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM. The design team can be reached by calling 412.831.9221.


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Nicki Fazio Town:

Jefferson Hills

Age: 20 yrs. Parents: Phyllis and Kirk Fazio of Jefferson Hills Education: Thomas Jefferson High School. Empire Beauty School.

Resident Spotlight By Alice Harris

Occupation: Student. Interests & Hobbies: Hair styling. Horseback riding.

The ultimate fry guy, Heather Latorre’s dad Karl Kelley, fries up all those fresh-cut french fries at the Kelley-Latorre Pig Roast.

Fiddlin’ Mike Hollerich (standing) with Brian Latorre’s grandparents, Theresa (now deceased) and Anthony Latorre.

Annual Kelley-Latorre Pig Roast Becoming A Growing Tradition When Heather Kelley and Brian Latorre were just dating, they joked about roasting a pig and inviting everyone they knew. That joke became reality about six months after the couple was married in December of 2001. July 6, 2002 marked the First Annual KelleyLatorre Pig Roast. It was a bold statement for the invite to say “annual,” but now after seven years the couple Tom Leach of Monongahela and Marsha Kukulka says, “Folks realize we’re of McKeesport help line the kids up from youngest to oldest for a chance at the piñata. serious about doing this every year. The day has just gotten bigger and better.” The first couple of years were “slim” with only about 100-150 in attendance. Average attendance is now about 200 or more, and this past year 30 toddlers had to wait in line for games like the fishing pond and duck shoot. Over 40 kids lined up to hit the piñata! But the annual picnic is not just games, it’s music, great food, fresh cut fries, and memories. Joyce Petrichek of Finleyville comments that the couple “is creating wonderful memories for all of those kids!” Along with the kids games, a few of the years have seen family Olympics, with the funniest year being the year the Latorres were expecting their first child. The couple held a “babysitter boot camp” relay. All of the relay events had to be done while carrying a baby doll and diaper bag. As for music, Fiddlin’ Mike Hollerich and his band stop by most years to play when their schedule permits, as well as other family and friend musicians. The numbers alone help put the day in perspective. Consumed at this year’s Seventh Annual Pig Roast were a 95-lb. pig and 25-lb. top round beef (from Cheplic’s packing of Finleyville), 4 chickens, 2 deep-fried turkeys, 90 lbs of fresh-cut fries (courtesy of Karl Kelley), 7 lbs. of ketchup, at least 30 gallons of drinks, and a 40-foot table of guest-prepared side dishes and desserts! The couple says, “Some people vacation, we ‘pig roast!’”


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Two Receive Volunteen Scholarships from Auxiliary at Mon Valley Hospital Two recent graduates of area high schools are the 2008 recipients of the annual Volunteen Scholarship awards given by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. Mon-Vale Health Resources is the parent company of Monongahela Valley Hospital. Receiving the $500 scholarships and commemorative certificates at the Auxiliary’s 30th annual Appreciation Dinner in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at MVH were Brittany Nicole Fagioletti, a graduate of Belle Vernon Area High School, and Sarah Elizabeth McMahon, a graduate of Ringgold High School. The award recognizes Volunteens at Monongahela Valley Hospital and its Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center for their dedication and service. Miss Fagioletti is the daughter of Keith and Kim Fagioletti of Valley View Drive, Belle Vernon, and Miss McMahon is the daughter of Randy and Sandra McMahon of Irey St., Monongahela. Miss Fagioletti’s mother is a nurse manager at Monongahela Valley Hospital and her father is a shift manager at K Mart in Rostraver Township. Miss McMahon’s parents are the owners of Handyman Matters in Monongahela. Auxilian Mrs. Ruthann Dulovich presented the awards to Miss Fagioletti and Miss McMahon. It was explained that the time students give to the program, their scholastic standing and school activities are used as criteria for choosing the recipients. Also, to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have an interest in the healthcare field and must plan to attend an accredited school for further education in a medically-related field. Miss Fagioletti will attend California University of Pennsylvania to become a physical therapist. At Ringgold High School she was a high honors students and a member of the Prom and Homecoming committees, Interact Club and Medical Interest Club SADD organization. Miss McMahon will major in biochemistry at the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At Ringgold she was an athletic letterman and

Auxilian Mrs. Ruthann Dulovich (at center) presents Volunteen scholarship awards to Brittany Nicole Fagioletti (left) and Sarah Elizabeth McMahon.

a Westinghouse Science Honors Institute inductee, highest honor roll student, National Honor Society member and Monongahela Rotary Club Student of the Month. She also was elected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. "Brittany and Sarah displayed outstanding ability and interest throughout their service as Volunteens,” Mrs. Dulovich said. "They are a credit to their families, schools and communities and to our hospital.” The Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources sponsors the Volunteen program for young volunteers who wish to offer patient services and amenities for the sick, elderly and physically impaired. The program is open to all area high school students who are at least 14 years old or have completed the ninth grade. Since the inception of the program in 1976, more than nearly 2,000 students have participated. Volunteens are honored with cap and pin awards for contributing 50, 100 and 200 hours of service. Many Volunteens have gone on to pursue health-related careers. The hospital’s Community Relations, Education and Nursing departments assist the Auxiliary in overseeing the Volunteens. They have various responsibilities in the hospital's Nursing, Medical Services, and Escort Services departments and in the Gift Shop/Snack Bar, which is operated by the Auxiliary.

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Harry and Donna Criss Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary On June 21st, Harry and Donna Criss, long time residents of Finleyville, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Donna and Whitey grew up together in Snowden (South Park) and were marHarry and Donna Criss ried in a small ceremony surrounded by family. At the celebration, they are surrounded by a large family of 4 sons, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and one on the way! They would like to extend their gratitude to family and friends for their many congratulatory gifts and messages.

OBITUARY GARNETT A. SCHULTZ Garnett A. Schultz, 87, of Jefferson Hills, died Monday, July 7, 2008, in Elmcroft at Saxonburg. Born Sept. 2, 1920, in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Emma (Wilson) Schultz. She was a member of First Christian Church of Monongahela. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a secretary by U.S. Steel's Clairton Works. She had seven books of poetry published by Dorrance Publishing Co. and had numerous poems published in Ideals Magazine and Salesian Missions publications. She also taught piano lessons to local children and adults for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Hattie Kiggins and Ida Schultz; and brothers, Jim and Robert Schultz. She is survived by four nieces, Lois (Elmer) Gabauer of Finleyville, Karen Davis of Fort Washington, MD, Shirley Funkhouser of Cabot, and Terri (David) Nading of Butler; a nephew, James (Lana) Schultz of McMurray; seven great-nieces; and six great-nephews. Services were held at the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, in Elizabeth Borough. Burial in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.


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Fall Soccer Registration in Monongahela

Union-Finley Area Athletic Association Holds Annual Picnic

The Monongahela Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) is now conducting their registration for the Fall 2008 season. Cost for registration is $30, and $25 for each sibling. Travel Team registration is $35. Players must have a birthdate between 8/1/95 - 7/31/03 to be eligible. For more information or to register, Please contact: John Havrilesko at 724258-8018.

2nd Annual Chamber Golf Outing to Raise Funds For Community Center

By Paul Chasko Kids and parents who’d enjoyed a season of baseball and softball in the Union Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) got together on Saturday, July 12 for their annual picnic at Mineral Beach. An afternoon of swimming was topped off with a great dinner in one of the pavilions. After dinner, trophies were awarded to the Boys Pinto Team and the U8 Girls Softball team. President Pam Meyers also had awards for the board members who served throughout the season. Pam introduced some of the new board members who’ve stepped forward to take up the reins for the 2009 season. Things are starting to come together Members of the Girls U8 Softball Teams receive for next summer, but don’t be bashful about their awards. (Not all team members present). volunteering to help. There are still some board vacancies that need to be filled. If you’re willing to serve on the board, call Pam Meyers at 724-969-0945 or 724-263-2915

The Finleyville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Outing on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:00 noon. The outing will be held at Scenic Valley Golf Club in Finleyville, PA. Cost for the outing is just $60.00/golfer, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog and soft drink at the turn, prizes, buffet dinner, and more!! Not a golfer? Cost is only $19.00 for a terrific dinner. Funds raised will benefit the Finleyville Community Center. The event will feature prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams, skill events, a 50/50 drawing, and company sponsorships. For more information, please call any of the phone numbers listed below on the registration form. Want to register a team or yourself – just fill out the attached form, and mail it in along with your payment. Come on out for a great day of golf, and help raise some funds for a great community resource! Complete the registration form below.

Annual Golf Outing Finleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Monday, September 15, 2008 • Scenic Valley Golf Club Prizes: 1ST and 2nd Place Teams Skill Events: Closest to the Pin – 2 holes! Longest Drive – 2 holes! Longest Putt – 2 holes! Mulligans only $5 (1/golfer) 50/50 Drawing Tee Box Sponsorships Only $50!! REGISTRATION:

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Thomas All Stars and Bethel Baseball Association Square Off in Final Championship By Paul Chasko July is a big playoff month for kid’s baseball throughout PA. Just down the road in This Thomas base runner is safe by four feet. Thomas, one of the big games was underway on July 7. It was the final playoff game between the Thomas All Stars and Bethel Baseball Association (BBA) All Stars in Pinto Division play. The Pinto Division includes boys from 6 Bethel Baseball Association is the All Stars Champ! to 8 years of age. The Bethel Church League All Stars and the Canon-MacMillan All Stars had been knocked out in previous games and it was down to BBA and Thomas. The Bethel kids were the favorites coming into the game, as there’d been few points scored on their defense all summer. For the first five The Thomas All Stars were second place winners. innings, the Thomas kids showed some great hitting and played some great defense of their own. Going into the bottom of the last inning, the score was Thomas 4, Bethel 1, but Thomas just couldn’t hold on. A burst of Bethel hitting in the last half inning of the game into a suddenly weak-looking Thomas defense ended in a 5 to 4 win for the BBA. The BBA kids went home with the championship, but the Thomas team left the field with second place trophies and a great season behind them. Many of the Thomas players may be back on the field sooner than next spring, as the Thomas Youth League is planning fall baseball. Registration for Fall Ball is Saturday, August 2 from 10 am to 10 pm at the Thomas Field Concession Stand. Gotta make this tag!

Union Finley 8 and Under Pink Panthers Cap Off Perfect Season With Championship The Union Finley girls 8 and Under Pink Panthers capped off a phenomenal year by beating Forward Township 18-5 in the championship game. The game was played in Finleyville on July 14. The Pink Panthers ended the season with a perfect 23-0 record. This included their winning the Mon Yough Season Opening Tournament (4 wins and 0 losses), 15-0 during the regular season, and then 4-0 in the playoffs to win the championship. The roster of girls included: Shelby Abel, Samantha Benson, Kaylee Bradshaw, Leah Campolong, Mary Kate Cipollone, Julie Curry, Jaclyn Goldbach, Lillian Kramer, Peyton Myers, Jordan Sinz, Tayler Slagle, Frankie Szymanski Coaches included Frank Szymanski, Troy

The 2008 U8 Softball Champs – UFAAA Pink Panthers.

Benson, Jon Curry, and Pam Myers, with Jeff Myers as the scorekeeper. Congratulations to the 2008 Mon Yough 8 Under Girls Champions – the Union Finley Pink Panthers!

Kids Fishing Derby in Peters The 9th Annual McMurray Rotary and Peters Township Fishing Derby will be held at Peters Lake Park on Saturday, August 16 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. All kids in grades K5 are eligible to participate. Prizes will be given for largest fish, smallest fish, first fish, and most fish! Giveaways throughout the day! Pre-registration is highly advised. Fee: $5 for Residents / $10 for Non-Residents. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 724-942-5000.

Thomas Youth League Fall Baseball Registration The Thomas Youth League Fall Baseball registration will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 Am until 1:00 PM at the Thomas Field Concession Stand. Please call or email Joe Hrycko at 724-348-6849 or jhrycko@comcast .net if you would like to register but cannot make it on August 2 or if you’re able to coach a team. Teams will be staffed on a first-come first-serve basis and will be limited to 12 players. Pinto league is for players 6, 7, or 8 years old, and fee is $40; Mustangs is for players 9-10 years old, and fee is $50; Broncos is for 11-12 year-olds, and fee is $60; and the Pony league for 13-14 year olds is $70. All fees are due at registration. You must provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate if one is not on file. Late registrations will be accepted on a need basis only. No refunds will be given after August 28. There will be limited travel playing in the Bethel Church League. All kids will play! Play begins week of September 5. Participating communities include North Strabane, Nottingham, Peters, Finleyville, and Canonsburg.


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Local Boxing Update By Steve “Skeets” Levandosky

USA Boxing Amateurs set for August 23 in Pleasant Hills! Back by popular demand, USA Boxing amateur fights will be held at Quaker Steak & Lube in Southland Shopping Center, Pleasant Hills. Come out and see an actionpacked night of fights, and feast on the best wings in the USA! Bouts begin at 7 pm. Free admission, side parking lot, great music, and refreshments! See you there!

CHARTIERS COUNTRY CLUB, JUNE 13 106 lbs. Luke Gloeckl of South Park Boxing Club SPBC vs. Clarence Brown Thurgood of Marshal Boxing, Ohio In the first round, Gloeckl drives a right hand to the chin of the Ohio boy that set the tempo for the rest of the fight. Gloeckl, the stronger and quicker of the two, tees off on Brown and keeps scoring with his right hand. When the final bell sounds, Luke Gloeckl wins a unanimous decision! 100 lbs. Nick Barca of SPBC vs. Omar Martinez of Eastside Boxing, Cleveland

In the first round, this starts out kinda cautious with both boys picking their shots. The fight was close in scoring up until the half of the last round when Barca opens up the scoring landing a six-piece combo that rocked the Ohio boy. Barca never let up and continued landing flush combos on his foe’s face until the last bell rings, Nick Barca wins the decision!

Trainer Tom Richards works the mitts for Andreas “The Greek” Kamouyerou.

the head. In the second round, Kunzelman is still possessed and scoring the head shots when the referee stops contest RSC. Kunzelman wins by way of RSC in the second.

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE, SOUTHLAND, PLEASANT HILLS, JUNE 14 90 lbs. Matt Conway of SPBC vs. John Maloney of WAFA In the first round, Conway was in attack mode from the first bell on, working behind a solid jab, then lead left hooks followed with punishing right-left-right-left combos as he pitched a near shutout to the final inning. Matt Conway wins a clear-cut decision! 110 lbs. Luke Gloeckl of SPBC vs. Rosi Morales of Ellwood City Boxing In the first round, Morales can be tricky at

Mike Conway helps Luke Gloeckl with his leg lifts.

The thrill of victory shows as Jake Pesci of Bethel Park displays his medal he won at the Palisades, McKeesport, alongside Steve “Skeets” Levandosky {left} and Captain Jack Conway! (Photo by Ron Vezzani Jr.)

times, firing off with his straight left and scoring through Gloeckl’s defense. Gloeckl did give a good account for himself, but it was Rosi Morales who scored more to win the decision! 132 lbs. Larry Kunzelman of SPBC vs. Jalen Muse of Eastside PAL, Pittsburgh In the first, Kunzelman tears into Muse landing a big 1-2 combo that hurt the Pittsburgh boy and the ref gave Muse an eight-count. Kunzelman fires one-twos to

145 lbs. Jake Pesci of SPBC vs. Andrew Zezza of Steel Valley Boxing These two boys square off for the second time in a month. Pesci gives a much better account of himself this time. Both boys let the leather fly—this was a good old scrap. Both boys hurt each other, and at times the scoring was close. When the dust had settled, Andrew Zezza wins over Jake Pesci.

PALISADES BOXING SHOW, MCKEESPORT, JUNE 27 145 lbs. Jake Pesci of SPBC vs. Wade Lipscomb of Exercise Warehouse, Bloomfield In the first round, Pesci put his height and reach advantage to good use, using his long stick jab then followed with a smash mouth right hand that had Lipscomb’s head twisting, chin touching his shoulder. Lipscomb flew into the ropes only to bounce back into Pesci’s right hand and left hooks. This pace lasted for the first two rounds. In the third, Jake Pesci slowed a bit but scored enough in rounds one and two to win the decision!

Ringgold Names 116 to 2007-2008 Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team Ringgold School District’s Athletic Director Mr. Lloyd C. Price announced 116 Ram student-athletes were named to the 2007-2008 Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team. The overall grade-point average (GPA) for all athletic teams was a 3.04. Of those named to the Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team, an impressive 48 boasted perfect 4.00 GPAs and 29 others posted at least a 3.75 grade point average. “This report shows that Ringgold High School student-athletes work extremely hard to achieve success both on the field and in the classroom,” said Price, who was a twotime ESPN Academic All-American during his college playing days. “It is also a credit to our teachers and coaches. The bar has been set. Our goal is to increase our student-athlete GPA every year.” To be named to the Ringgold Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.5 or better GPA and participate in at least one sport. The softball team, coached by Finley Middle School principal Jeff Matty, placed over 50% of its roster on the team and led the athletic department with a 3.42GPA, including five student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA. The girls’ soccer team ranked second in the athletic department with a 3.39 team GPA, while the volleyball team finished third with a 3.35 GPA. The boys’ soccer team led the athletic department with 18 student-athletes on the 2007-2008 Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team, including eight that posted perfect 4.00 GPAs. The baseball team finished with a 3.08 GPA to lead the boys’ sports.


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2008 Mon Valley Scholar Athletes and Hall of Fame Inductees Honored The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Banquet was held on June 13 at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township. The 2008 inductees and their families were honored, as were the 2008 Scholar-Athletes of the Mid Monongahela Valley Schools.

Hockey Pros Autograph Session

2008 Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame Inductees – Pictured left to right are Gary Hogan, Donna DeMarino Sanft, June Sudduth (representing her father John Wozniak), Billy Russell, Joe Kurey, James Adamson II (representing his father James Adamson), John Hewitt, and Kim Worrell (representing her father Red Worrell) at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township on June 13, 2008. 2008 Scholar-Athletes of the Mid Monongahela Valley Schools Pictured (l. to r.) seated California's Natalie Granato, Elizabeth Forward's Julie Urbanski, Belle Vernon's Megan Russell, Brownsville's Erika Coffey; Yough's Grace Smor , Monessen's Breane Minardi, Charleroi's Jen Samoda and Ringgold's Logan Cole. Standing left to right are California's Nathan Wright, Belle Vernon's Jacob Nagy, Brownsville's Craig Novak, Charleroi's Roman DiPiazza, Yough's Joseph Chada, Elizabeth Forward's Zach Mikolics, Ringgold's Adam Madar and Monessen's Jared Dziak.

Come Out And Meet NHL Players Born And Raised In The Pittsburgh Area! Where: Center Ice Arena, Delmont, PA. When: August 2, 2008 4 PM – 5 PM Scheduled To Appear: • R.J. Umberger (Plum Boro) – Columbus Blue Jackets • John Zieler (Jefferson Hills) – Los Angeles Kings • Nate Guenin (Sewickley) – Philadelphia Flyers Event sponsored by The Hockey Doctor, Inc. and Drive Hockey Equipment. Questions or more information, call the Center Ice Arena in Delmont at 724-468-1100.

Tryouts For Travel Baseball Team RBI Red Wings Select Travel Baseball, home of 13U and 15U USSSA Nationally-Ranked Teams, will hold their 2009 season try-outs on Sunday, August 10, 2008. Try-outs will be held at the Allegheny Athletics Sports Complex, located at 226 Georgetown Road in Canonsburg. Try-out times are as follows: • 10-12 U from 1 – 2:30 pm • 13-14 U from 2:30 – 4:00 pm • 15-18 U from 4:00 –6:00 pm There will be a $20 (non-refundable) try-out evaluation fee. For more information, please call 724-2552216


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Home & Garden Ask the Experts HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING BY TIM BARTMAN, ONE HOUR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Q: Should I have a power vent in my attic to help with the cooling?

A: Power vent attic fans are an effective way to help with cooling your house. Over the course of the summer, the heat that builds up in your attic and eventually works its way down through the insulation. This causes heat to build up at the ceilings, which in turn causes your air conditioner to run more. The problem with power ventilators is that they can do the exact opposite. They can actually pull the cooling out of your house. If you have a fan that exhausts 1,200 cubic feet of air per minute, you better have enough air to replace the exhausted air. You need to have a place from which that air can come. Usually, it either comes from ridge vents, soffit vents, or gable vents. Not only do you need these vents, but they need to be sized properly. You also need to make sure the vents are not blocked. Many times you have soffit vents, but the attic insulation covering them makes them use less. If you do not have the properly sized fan and vents, you will cause a negative pressure problem in your house. When this happens, the exhaust fan will pull air from wherever it can, usually light switches, plumbing holes, attic access doors, and others. If you have new doors and windows that make your house airtight, you may have a dangerous situation of back draft down the chimney. Now when your gas water heater comes on, the fumes cannot go up the chimney and you are pulling carbon monoxide into your living space. Yes, it does happen. We were on a call the other day with two attic fans and blocked soffit vents, and carbon monoxide was in the house. We disconnected the fans, and the chimney worked fine. I prefer the non-powered, turbine-type ventilators. They spin with natural air currents. Whichever you use, make sure it is installed and sized properly. Hope you are having a great summer!

Trax Farms Plant and Gardening Tips August is a holiday month for many people, but while you are away your plants may need some attention. Ask a neighbor or friend to give your plants some water in hot weather. If this is not an option, place wood chips or spread peat around the plant roots, and then soak it with water. This will help prevent too much moisture evaporating during a hot summer day. Now is the time to pinch out the center shoot of your tomato plants to concentrate the plants growing energy on filling out the existing tomatoes rather than producing more growth and more flowers. Bedding plants should be covered in flowers at the moment, but to keep them flowering they must be fed with a liquid feed. Read the directions as to application because overfeeding can encourage too much leaf growth rather than flowers. Hanging baskets and containers need a weekly feed. The feed in the soil will now be exhausted, and being confined to a container the plant is unable too send out roots to gather nutrients from the surrounding area. Always remove the dead flowers on your bedding plants and other decorative plants. If they are left to go to seed, the plants will stop flower production before the summer is over. Daffodils and other spring bulbs are best planted this month. Give the ground a deep digging and try to mix some form of food into the soil. Aged farm yard manure is best, but if you cannot get that a good general fertilizer will give you flowers to be proud of in the spring.


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

Buyer

Address

Price

UNION TOWNSHIP Margaret Boyka MacFarlane Dolores Morris Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Dawn Skrinjorich Marc Valangevicia and Kerrie Morris Robert Schallensberger

John Volk et al. Gilbert Adams Jr. Charles Biles et al. Millie Mitoch Elaine Sypherd Thomas Abate

Daniel and Donna Clark Anna Marie Magill Andrew Fedorka Matthias Schirmer Ryan Wayne Martik Thomas Abate and Ronald Straw Jr.

MONONGAHELA Deborah Holt Housing & Urban Development Allison Carpenter Josephine Passarello et al. James McCune II Estate of Mary Ann Brewer Maryann Dudas Estate of Robert Lees Wells Fargo Bank US Bank NA

First Federal Savings Bank Wesley and Sharon Rippel David and Julianne Eisel David and Michelle Parnell First United Methodist Church Monongahela CitiMortgage Inc. Kerrie Bischof Renae Fawcett David and Julianne Eisel William Krenichen

1102 Lawton St. 1025 Fourth St. 310 Fourth St. 31 Decker St. Lebanon St. 305 Vine St. 27 Chestnut St. 1007 Lincoln St. 427 Parkinson St. 622 Hancock St.

$2,130 by sheriff's deed $45,100 $18,500 $25,000 $12,000 $1,715 by sheriff's deed $115,000 $103,000 $9,500 $21,000

CARROLL TOWNSHIP William Jones Estate of George Popp Derek James Lowstetter Ronald Korintus Bryan Trilli Eric Wilson

David and Wendy Lee Christopher Popp and Todd Klinger Michael Rozell Countrywide Home Loans Inc. Louis Rosa and Susan Gojich Gary Reese

Locust Ave. 1109 Route 837 59 Donora Road 7 Odessa Drive 112 Cord Road 1556 Walters St.

$251,800 $68,000 $103,000 $2,460 by sheriff's deed $175,000 $154,900

NEW EAGLE Franklin Credit Management Corp. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. S & O Enterprises Thomas Burnworth Wesley Rippel

Edward Buckholz Jon Gray Alan Ramsey IB Property Holdings LLC David Thompson Jr. and Lynne Thompson

353 Seventh Ave. 508 Fourth Ave. 127 Union St. 125 Main St., 528 Long Drive

$28,000 $76,000 $23,500 $1,048 by sheriff's deed $155,000

FORWARD TOWNSHIP Estate of Brian Thornton Estate of Louise Marraccini

Joseph Thornton Brian Rankin and Cynthia Clover

2952 Pangburn Hollow Road Sunnyside Hollow Road

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP William Roth Jr. John Klingensmith III Federal National Mortgage Assn. Thmas Vosnick Estate of James Everly Homecomings Financial LLC John Novak Jr. Terry Korbar Estate of Donna Brado Clay Zambo Mildred Abel Estate of Sandra Hartlein Mayzel Harry Mathers Clayton Johnson Rebecca Walmsley Linda Heath Timothy Petty James Bailey Jr. Estate of Sara Christy Adeline Jones US Bank NA trustee Clyde Simmons Mingo Boy Inc. Christopher Farkas Michael Bill

Citifinancial Services Inc. Brandon and Christine Trimnal John and Linda Baranchak John Novak Bonnie and Eugene Cottone Gregg and Jeffrey Goettel Steven Kirit Jr. James Leber Gerald Cimba Jr. and Jamie Cimba Jacqueline Bedzik Dean Tomasello David and Diane Kun Paula Mathers Erik and Judith Lundblad Helen Williams Garner Heath Edward and Sarah Mazurkiewicz Helen Reder Terrence Dawson Jeremy Belliconish and Samantha Sawders Daniel Tour William and Lisa Puccio Michael Peairs Jeffrey Morgan Brian Manley

2960 Buena Vista Road 35 Colonial Drive 806 Everglade Drive 526 Howell St. 107 Karen Drive 510 Oxford Ave. 530 Tomahawk Drive 5000 W. Smithfield St. 206 Highland Drive 141 Mt. Vernon Drive 985 Simpson Howell Road 271 Fellabaum St. 517 Friendship Drive 155 Karen Drive 3213 Long Hollow Road Route 685 522 Oak Ave. 2144 Bea Mar Drive 108 Cascade Drive 114 Georgetown Place 507 High St. 302 Karen Drive 426 Timothy Drive 120 Belsar Road 902 E Smithfield St. 448 Scenery Drive

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Elizabeth Bricker Gilbert Fischer Jr. et al. Estate of Anne Harding Griffiths Estate of James Dale Turner Richard Geiser Jr.,

Karen Pro William Ruhl and Melissa Stockdill Eric and Dana Cogley Thomas Turner Jr. and Jennifer Turner Alex Troesch and Shannon McDonough

614 Seventh Ave. 210 Church St. 114 N Water St. 903 Third Ave. 120 Patterson St.

CLAIRTON Robert Dovalovsky

James Klapka

152 Carnegie Ave.

Michael Lavette Akira Ito Craig Miller Craig Miller Lisa Miller Lisa Miller Daniel Tour Housing & Urban Development Craig Miller Foreclosure Depot LLC Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Joyce Williams Jesse Montgomery et al. Paul Gasparovic et al. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Robert Dovalovsky

Federal National Mortgage Assn. Danielle Grilli Federal National Mortgage Assn. Bank New York trustee Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Garrett Gregory and Emily Polachek Richard Williams Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Billy and Sherry Sellers Foreclosure Depot LLC LaSalle Bank National Assn. trustee Reginald Dixon Aubrey Richard Scott Thomas Mooney and Eric Cooley James Klapka

303 Chambers St. 632 Delaware Ave. 520 Farnsworth Ave. 533 Farnsworth Ave. 616 Farnsworth Ave. 618 Farnsworth Ave. 918 Gary Ave. 6903 McKinley Court 854 Miller Ave. 352 Mitchell Ave. 434 Mitchell Ave. 438 Mitchell Ave. 126 N Third St. 1038 N. Sixth St. 1116 N. Sixth St. 610 N. Sixth St.

8 Boyka Drive $145,000 34 Holman Road $200,000 Morgan Lane, $1,142 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $11,804) by sheriff's deed 162 Patterson Road $120,000 Ramage Ave. $55,000 42 Ramage Ave. $52,000 43 Finley Ave. $130,000 223 Stonebridge Drive $150,000 6733 Highland Ave. $10 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $47,193)

$18,000 $180,150 $3,197 by sheriff's deed $189,500 $62,000 $235,000 $50,000 $15,000 $139,000 $35,000 $120,000 $140,000 $60,000 $29,000 $70,000 $143,000 $93,265 $45,000 $363,000 $149,000 $139,900 $58,000 $139,000 $130,000 $74,200 $107,000 $200,000 $50,900 $84,000 $58,510 $77,000 $77,150

$1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $19,493) $1,506 by sheriff's deed $61,000 $3,365 by sheriff's deed $2,190 by sheriff's deed $3,272 by sheriff's deed $3,523 by sheriff's deed $69,500 $13,630 $1,772 by sheriff's deed $14,099 $10,500 $1,506 by sheriff's deed $16,600 $37,500 $14,000 $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $15,295)


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Buyer

Address

Price

Leroy Thompson Howard Rowan Jr.

US Bank National Assn. trustee GLS Development Inc.

361 New York Ave. $3,158 by sheriff's deed 1029 Pennsylvania Ave. $1,771 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $25,300) by sheriff's deed 141 Pennsylvania Ave. $1,633 by sheriff's deed 715-717 Reed St. $4,750 120 Residence Way $52,500 814 St. Clair Ave. $27,447 1141 Toman Ave. $1,644 by sheriff's deed 532 Waddell Ave. $3,500

Nathan Rowan Bankers Trust Co. California NA Augustus Georges III Gloria DeCarlo Ryan Potts Mary Ann Bonner et al.

National City Bank Shaheed Washington Richard Moninger Belforte Group LLC US Bank NA trustee Gary Terling and Nick Liokareas

SOUTH PARK RShawn Neal Neil Wagner Scioto Construction Co. Bryan Lee Schrecengost Christopher Strutt Robert Kurfink Yvonne Covelli et al. Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee Estate of Thomas James Schiela Quality Rentals Linda Smith MIG Properties LLC James Dean

Countrywide Home Loans Inc. Bradley Poleski Daniel and Josephine Cuozzi Robert Sprandle Aaron and Sarah Meeks Karen Waltz Davis Justin and Melissa Loriso Barbara and Bernard Fischer Marjorie Gibson Erik and Gina Hilligsberg Matthew and Margaret Skirpan First Commonwealth Bank Bayharbor Loan Servicing LLC

NVR Inc. Mark Thompson Jennifer Schneeman aka James Michael Sedota aka Sedata Federal National Mortgage Assn. Estate of Mary Velmer Timothy Shannon Allegheny County

Min Chen and Rong Lin Anthony and Margaret Sebastian Bank New York trustee Citimortgage Inc. Tyrone Heasley Todd Horst Frank Bilski Anthony and Sharon Ann Koonse

Allegheny County

Jack and Jeffrey Duncan

John Brunck George Dlugos Richard Morris

Thomas Kaczmarek John and Panine Cope David Clay Jr. and Christina Clay

1430 Amelia Ave. $1,644 by sheriff's deed 936 Broglie Drive $176,000 350 Hidden Ridge Court Unit 102 $109,499 6319 Whitewood St. $85,000 136 Norrington Drive $124,743 1628 Queens Drive $185,000 3076 Ridge Road $107,500 2976 Sebolt Road $42,700 1111 Aurora Drive $100,000 Bonnie Dell Drive $50,000 1911 Hertford Drive $187,000 6626-6628 Library Road $1,866 by sheriff's deed 4095 Overlook St. $78,100 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $95,910) by sheriff's deed 4205 Remington Drive $199,300 1900 Riggs Road $165,000 955 Westchester Road $4,222 by sheriff's deed 1624 Amanda Ave. $2,106 by sheriff's deed 1430 Amelia Ave. $109,900 3819 Grant St. $55,000 4105 Overlook St. $46,300 Piney Fork Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $4,250) 3420 Piney Fork Road $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,007) 6508 Quaker Drive $143,500 1325 Royal Park Blvd. $228,000 1668 Connor Road $127,000

PLEASANT HILLS Countrywide Home Loans Inc. Cricdom 3 Jefferson LLC Estate of Lewis Ondis II Raymond Gagne Joseph Tranchini Helen Galardini Robinson Fore Inc. Martin Reinsel Estate of Ellison Boggs Noreen Hartman Charles Kaminski

James Williamson Kabee Estates LLC Richard Cronauer Geoffrey J Geis and Katie Patton Jennifer Clark and Kurt Snyder Rebecca Ruth Wilson David and Sara Griesheimer James and Amy Maksin Amy McPherson Weiss Bros Inc. Sean and Jennifer Miller

147 Betty Rae Drive 650 Clairton Blvd. Route 51 139 Crestview Drive 169 Delano Drive 160 E. Bruceton Road 424 Hi Tor Drive Robinson Drive 117 Slater Drive 253 Temona Drive Terence Drive 121 Toura Drive

JEFFERSON HILLS Ronald Goslak trustee NVR Inc. Dean Mallozzi Daniel Harrold H Group Ltd. Ronald Goslak trustee Southersby Development Corp. NVR Inc. Southersby Development Corp. NVR Inc. Homesales Inc. Phylliis Poziviak Gary Meckley Southersby Development Corp. NVR Inc. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Kelly Wall Robert Hughes

Lisa Walker Bradley William and Kristy Kraus William and Tara Crousey Michael Pahanish Brittany Karwowski Marian and Mark Salopek NVR Inc. Linda Huffington Brian and Melissa Vahosky Victor Sullivan Jr. and Martha Sullivan John and Megan Piscitelli Paul Cromling Frank and Jaki Knezevich NVR Inc. Frank Thomas and Donna Jean Sonnett Brandon Gawlas Charles and Daniell Stauffer Greenbriar Investment Co. LLC

106 Andrew Drive and Aber Drive 8039 Independence Drive 1803 Jefferson Ridge Drive 312 Waterman Road 368 New World Drive Andrew Drive Independence Drive 5019 Jackson Drive S Randolph Drive 5017 Jackson Drive 1204 Oakwood Drive 1157 Alice Ave. 147 Chambers Lane Hamilton St. 3008 Hamilton St. 127 Hillview Road 1807 Jefferson Ridge Drive 2208 Orchard Hill Road

$86,000 $1,460,400 $181,000 $158,450 $198,000 $149,000 $45,000 $153,750 $142,900 $40,000 $175,000 $252,900 $199,618 $164,000 $140,000 $78,000 $40,000 $33,000 $235,950 $42,800 $225,300 $390,000 $35,536 $30,000 $33,000 $235,150 $134,900 $175,000 $23,552 by sheriff's deed

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Buyer

Address

Price

Huntington National Bank NVR Inc. Estate of Edna Mae Aston Kelvin Ke Kang Wu Edward Kwolek Jr.

James Greives Jr. and Angelo Zakis Michael Dudash and Laura Sampson Maxanna Properties Inc. Adam and Megan Rice Linda Coleman

432 Payne Hill Road 1334 S. Randolph Drive 1217 State St. 102 Stettler Drive 140 Wray Drive

NOTTINGHAM Frank Bonini Debonny Shoaf Marc Valangevicia Chad Meyers William Erdner III Albico Inc. Richard Lee Glotfelty Joshua Bird Carl Swindell

Gregory Eggert and Rosalyn Rosenberg Brian and Maria Robinson Dean Barnes and Rebecca Roell Michelle Jackson Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Heartland Homes Inc. Daniel and Maryann Dudas Daphne Hall and Stephen Kelly Equicredit Corp. America

27 Blair Road $199,900 310 Forest Glen Drive $314,000 235 Gilkeson Road $175,000 225 Arrowhead Lane $240,000 630 Sugar Run Road $1,241 by sheriff's deed 116 Butter Nut Drive $46,200 399 Munntown Road $239,900 219 Walnut Drive $254,000 14 Kings Lane $14,682 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $300,048) by sheriff's deed

PETERS TOWNSHIP Geno Pisciottano Joel and Lisa Daoust Heartland Homes Inc. Omega Moos LLC Daniel Walker Jesse and Lisa Panzarello Leech & Henry Construction Inc. Mark Rackley Hidden Valley L.P. Heartland Homes Inc. Hidden Brook L.P. Heartland Homes Inc. Hidden Brook L.P. Heartland Homes Inc. Heartland Homes Inc. Matthew and Melissa Bizyak Toni Sulkowski Erik Rudar Evergreen Village Co. LLC Raymond Piacquadio Evergreen Village Co. LLC Raymond Piacquadio Scott Forse Clifford and Rita Abbio Sandra Barkhurst Brent and Cherise Sandrock Heartland Homes Inc. Dean and Cindy Schavolt David Ghilani Wachovia Bank Kenneth Lash Thomas and Michele Zink James John Gano Glenn and Rute Pattison Allan Schilling Property Asset Management Inc. Dirk Wilmot LaSalle Bank NA Elizabeth Wolverton John and Barbara Campbell Francis Palmer Michael Lafata and Alexandra Franks 84 Lumber Acquisition & Development Co. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Irma Newman Laura Momeyer Linda Taylor David Greco and Shannon Scott James Lyle H Roderick and Dawn McWha William Charles Niehaus Brad and Kristina Bucci Linda Taylor Vincent and Michelle Mancinelli NVR Inc. Dale and Nicole Damazo NVR Inc. Jeffrey and Leanne Verner Stephen Kleppe Rocco and Michelle Magrino Matthew Bametzrieder Shawn and Christine Smith Marynell Rice Gregory and Debbie Faber Ronald Smith Gregory and Martha Madler Diane Huffner Terrence and Lydia Sweeney Joseph Carletti Michael and Christie Zirngibl John Kostak Brian and Laura Cabe Virginia Wible John and Paula Keebler Heartland Homes Inc. Robert and Courtney Courie Heartland Homes Inc. Kevin Christopher and Sherrise Anne Laster Paul Anderson Evan and Heather Keebler Allan Junker Theodore Taylor IV Heartland Homes Inc. John and Candice Sell John Wible John and Tami Baumgarten 84 Lumber Acqusition Development Co. L.P. Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Ryan Hutchison John David and Danielle Wible US Bank NA Traci Carrick Linda Taylor Vijay and Amiee Nemani Countrywide Home Loans Inc. John Guzik John Guzik John and Robert Guzik NVR Inc. Mark and Kimberly Thompson

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346 Buffalo Ridge Road Driftwood Drive 275 E. McMurray Road 401 Greyhawk Circle Molly Drive Molly Drive Molly Drive 227 Rock Run Road 257 Scott Lane 207 Village Green Drive 315 Village Green Drive 126 Woods Lane 947 Bebout Road 106 Cypress Court 204 Fox Creek Road 201 Friar Lane 119 Sherwood Drive 213 Spruce Drive 907 Venetia Road Breezewood Drive 122 Brookdale Circle 319 Buckingham Drive 345 Franklin Drive 506 Kingston Circle 119 N Heide Lane 398 Pine Ridge Drive 611 Sagewood Drive 139 Scenic Ridge Drive 159 Scenic Ridge Drive 103 Wiltshire Lane 329 Buffalo Ridge Road 209 Clubview Drive 41 Druid Drive 157 E. Highland Drive 175 Friar Lane 113 Horizon Drive 252 King Richard Drive 224 Molly Drive 240 Molly Drive 99 Scarborough Lane 377 Scott Lane 309 Walnut Drive 306 Bridle Trail 318 Buckingham Drive 102 Creekwood Drive 101 Joyce Drive 108 Kingwood Drive 210 Old Oak Road 210 Old Oak Road 317 Sutherland Drive

$12,000 $271,400 $7,100 by sheriff's deed $250,000 $107,750

$383,300 $300,000 $149,900 $442,600 $2,005,769 $76,923 $69,000 $530,000 $116,000 $210,000 $150,000 $650,000 $217,000 $410,811 $1,241 by sheriff's deed $209,000 $222,500 $2,499 by sheriff's deed $1,256 by sheriff's deed $79,900 $324,900 $175,000 $140,000 $530,000 $321,500 $250,000 $525,250 $403,910 $656,900 $447,000 $385,000 $150,000 $383,413 $278,000 $240,000 $437,000 $314,000 $307,678 $496,000 $283,000 $102,595 $335,000 $471,500 $130,000 $342,500 $125,000 $490,000 $30,000 $15,000 $383,600


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tion of your assets. The will gives you control over the probate process.

What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document that you use to give a person the ability to handle all your affairs. A power of attorney should be broad and cover all the aspects of your financial life from opening and closing bank accounts to handling IRA and pension accounts. I also like to include health care powers, such as hiring physicians, paying for medical care, and taking care of your admittance into a hospital or other care facility. You do not have to be incompetent for the person you named as power of attorney to exercise his powers. His powers start at the time you execute the document. I often tell clients to not tell the person named as power of attorney that they do, in fact, have the power. Instead, I advise them that they should tell the person, in the case of an emergency, to call my office. At least in that way I can advise the person what his obligations and restrictions are before he commences using the powers. A power of attorney should be updated at least every five years, even if there are no changes.

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The trust is revocable, which means that the makers, and only the makers, of the trust (generally husband and wife) can terminate, change, amend, or alter the terms of the trust. Unlike a will that only comes into play at the time of your death, a family revocable trust is in effect the moment you fund it, that is at the time you register assets into the name of the trust. A trust will avoid probate of those assets inside the trust, provides privacy, and, because it is living, helps a trustee take care of your affairs while you are alive. During your life, you are the maker, trustee or manager, and beneficiary of the trust. This means that you can get money out any time you want without asking permission. Every family revocable trust plan will also include a will, power of attorney, and living will.

When do I need a family revocable trust? This is where the â&#x20AC;&#x153;it dependsâ&#x20AC;? answer comes in. I like to use the following basic criteria. I look at the size of the estate. The dollar value of the estate should warrant a trust. If your estate is worth $2,000,000 but $1,900,000 is in retirement accounts, a trust is not appropriate. If you own real estate in more than one state, a trust is appropriate. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a trust in that situation, you will be required to open an estate in each state where the property is located. A trust may be appropriate if there is some special need in the family.

To find out more about what kind of estate planning is appropriate for you, call my office at 412-650-5523 to set up a no-obligation, one-on-one meeting. (The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and cannot be considered legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established between the writer and the reader. You should consult with your personal advisor to determine what is appropriate for you.)

When Do I Need a Will, Power of Attorney, or Living Will? By Robert Mitchell, Esquire People often ask, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When do I need a will, and when do I need a family revocable trust?â&#x20AC;? There are hundreds if not thousands of books, articles, and seminars toting the superior benefit of a trust over a will. My advice to people is always â&#x20AC;&#x153;it depends.â&#x20AC;? I know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking â&#x20AC;&#x153;typical lawyer answer,â&#x20AC;? but it is true as I will explain. Everyone should have a basic estate plan in place. This requires that you have a will, power of attorney, and living will. Some attorneys do a separate health care power of attorney. I like to put those powers into one power of attorney.

What is a will? A will is a document you execute that states what your intention are for the distribution of your property at death. A will also permit you to choose the person or persons who will, after you die, be responsible for the management, dissolution, and distribu-

What is a living will? A living will is the document in which you set forth your intentions regarding treatment and care that only prolongs your death. It is a good idea to memorialize your intentions in this regard, as it makes the decision of your loved ones somewhat easier at the time. A living will only comes into effect if you cannot speak for yourself and you are terminal. These three documents provide the basis of any estate plan. Anything more simply builds upon these documents.

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10 Short Steps to Get Your Bills from the Mailbox to the Filing Cabinet Without Missing a Payment By Heidi Calhoun 1. Open your mail every day next to a trash can so you can immediately get rid of the mailing envelopes, junk mail, and any other garbage. 2. Tear your papers that you want to shred in half so that you don’t have to think about this when you are attacking your mail pile. You should shred any papers with personal information including credit card offers, investment information, etc. 3. Put your opened mail in the same spot every day. Use a container that is at least 8 1/2 x 11 to allow your papers to stack. 4. Visit your mail pile container every week. Pick one time that is convenient-make an appointment with yourself that you will keep! 5. Pull everything out of your mail pile container. Put your bills in order of due date. 6. Shred all of your mail that you have torn in half. 7. Write checks or schedule payments online for bills that you are ready to pay this week. 8. Place bills that you aren’t ready to pay yet back in your mail pile zone. 9. File your paid bills in the filing cabinet or bin. 10. Celebrate your accomplishment and repeat weekly. Heidi Calhoun, Financial Organizer, can be reached at 412-377-9018 or hlcalhoun@verizon.net.

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State Rep. David Levdansky, D-Allegheny/Washington, announced that the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to Dec. 31. To be eligible for the program, residents must be 65 or older, a widow or widower 50 or older, or 18 or older with a permanent disability. Based on the property taxes or rent paid they paid in 2007, eligible Pennsylvanians can receive rebates of up to $650. To qualify, household income cannot exceed $35,000; the income limit is $15,000 for renters. However, applicants may exclude half of their Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or federal railroad retirement benefits when determining eligibility, which allows some people with higher incomes to still qualify. This year qualifying seniors may receive an even larger rebate. Senior citizen homeowners who are eligible for the program and whose income is less than $30,000 will receive an additional 50 percent rebate if the property taxes they paid in 2007 were at least 15 percent of their income. Those seniors may qualify for a property tax rebate of up to $975. The state has begun mailing out rebate checks; any claims received now will be distributed as they are received and approved. Recipients also have the option of having their rebate deposited directly into their checking or savings account. Residents should call the Department of Revenue’s FACT and Information Line at 1888-PATAXES (1-888-728-2937) to check the status of a claim, though touch-tone telephone service is required. Callers will need their Social Security number and the amount of their rebate. People without touch-tone telephone service should call 1-888-222-9190 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for assistance. For more information or for help applying to the program, constituents can call Levdansky’s constituent service offices in Elizabeth at 412-384-2258 or Finleyville at 724348-2030.


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Are You Taking Advantage of A Roth IRA?

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By Arlene M. Elosh State Farm Agent Simply put…contributing to a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) may be a smart money move. The question then is … are you taking full advantage? The benefit of contributing to a Roth IRA is that money you put into one of these accounts grows tax free and distributions may be tax free. If you haven’t yet opened a Roth IRA, do it now. You have until your tax return deadline (typically April 15) to set up and make contributions for the previous tax year. Annual contributions are limited – currently $5,000 annually. That means you can invest for 2008, giving you a solid start to your savings. If you’re just getting started investing, the Roth should be one of your first stops – even before you open a regular, taxable account, or contribute to a workplace retirement plan. The only exception is if your employer offers a match on your 401(k) contributions. That’s free money you don’t want to pass up. Yes, you can invest in both a Roth as well as a workplace retirement plan. Not sure where to find money to fund your account? Consider your tax refund. According to the IRS, last year the average check totaled more than $2,500. That cash would make a great start to your Roth IRA. Contributions are limited based on a taxpayer’s filing status and modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) as indicated below. The MAGI ranges for 2008 are:

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Single filers: Up to $101,000 (to qualify for a full contribution) and $101,000 $116,000 (to be eligible for a partial contribution). No contributions allowed for MAGI above $116,000. Joint filers: Up to $159,000 (to qualify for a full contribution) and $159,000 - $169,000 (to be eligible for a partial contribution). No contributions allowed for MAGI above $169,000. Married filing separately: Up to $10,000 (to be eligible for a partial contribution). No contributions are allowed for MAGI above $10,000. Your exact contribution amount can be calculated using the worksheets found in Publication 590 on the IRS web site at http://www.irs.gov" www.irs.gov. An individual can contribute up to $5,000 (or 100% of earned income, whichever is less) for tax year 2008. If you are age 50 or older, you are allowed to make an additional “catch-up” contribution of $1,000 for tax year 2008. If your MAGI exceeds the limits

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• Do you hand your credit card to servers at restaurants? • Do you sign your credit cards? • Do you supply personal information over the internet? • Do you keep your Social Security number in your wallet or purse? • Do you leave mail at your home or business for the postal carrier to collect? • Do you shred unwanted mail with personal information? • Do other people ever run your credit report? • Can you be sure data security is good at companies that have your information?


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Seniors

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August Events for Seniors at the Venetia Community Center The following information is for the Venetia Community Center located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA. We are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. • The luncheon dates for August is as follows: August 14 and 28. As usual we will have blood pressure screenings from 11-12 p.m. followed by our catered luncheon, which is prepared at the Canonsburg Senior Center. Program for August 14th will be presented by Gretchen Stewart from the Caring Mission. On August 28, our speaker will be Tony Zuloaga – steps you can take for a healthy living. • Trip for the month of August is to the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akon, OH on August 13. Name of the production is “Il Circo Viaggio. Viaggio is brought to life by the II Circo troupe. Follow a young child on her journey to a world filled with colorful fantasy creatures and hauntingly beautiful music. Experience breathtaking acrobatics in this inspiring theatrical spectacle that tells the story of a child's dream. The II Circo troupe has traveled worldwide, performing for more than 8 million audience members. Watch the

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Those in attendance who finished eighth grade at the Venetia School (which is where the Community Center is located) came to the Open House, bringing back a lot of memories. Pictured above is one of the guests at the Open House along with some of his treasures.

The Venetia Community Center had a very busy month of June. On June 8th, we had Open House which was a great success. Peters Township's current graduating class of 2008 honored the prior 50 year graduates and invited them to come to our Open House.

dazzling performances including beautiful gravity-defying aerial trick, and ethereal acrobatics all set to mesmerizing evocative music. This production will take your breath away. Price for the trip is $79 per person (includes bus, lunch, and ticket). For reservations contact Erma Grego at 724941-6956. • Birthdays for the month of August are: Virginia Gaul, Edna Russell, and Rosemarie Zrimsek. • Wedding anniversaries are Bill & Alice Collar and Jim & Lois Obringer.


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Transportation Options Q.

I feel comfortable driving to short errands around my neighborhood but could use help with transportation to doctors’ appointments or even visits with my friends across town. What transportation options are available to me as a senior? for seniors is the “glue” that holds together all of the A. Transportation activities that encompass their lives. Without this “glue,” they may feel a sense of immobility, loss and isolation. Social isolation can lead to problems with depression. If a senior feels uncomfortable asking friends and family members for rides, other transportation resources are available. These resources can be used to meet medical needs and integrate senior socialization within the community. Public transportation can help. Residents in Washington and Allegheny counties are provided with opportunities to commute to and from their homes for various services. The service providers in each county may vary. They provide residents with discounted options for maintaining independence, convenience and social interaction. Residents in Washington and Allegheny counties have access to the FreeRide Program. Qualified participants must be age 65 or over and can use the card at any participating public transportation system in the state. The MidMon Valley Transit Authority in Washington County, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, and registered Senior Citizens Centers are locations for obtaining this card. The senior must present proof of age identification when signing up. Each county also offers a reduced-rate, shared-ride program. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) sponsors the ACCESS program in Allegheny County and the Senior Shared Ride Program in Washington County. A shared ride program means that other individuals may be picked up and dropped off before you reach your destination. Riders can use these programs for non-medical and medical reasons. There are trip limits and minimal fares. Washington County residents can obtain a Shared Ride Eligibility Form at the Washington Rides Office in Washington, PA. For more information call the Washington Rides Office at 1-800-331-5058. Allegheny County residents can obtain ACCESS registration at Jefferson Regional Medical Center by contacting Senior Services, 412-469-7099. For seniors who drive, AARP 55 Alive is a valuable tool. The AARP 55 Alive program has been offered for 25 years. It is designed to help seniors enhance their driving skills and update their knowledge of road rules and signs while learning about normal age-related physical changes. Some car insurance companies offer a discount for those who complete the course. The course is offered monthly at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and is taught by AARP-trained volunteers. Call 412-469-7099 to register for a class. Sessions fill up quickly. Jefferson Regional Senior Services is a free telephone referral service of Jefferson Regional Medical Center that assists area seniors, their families and caregivers with locating available services and programs to meet their needs. Senior Services also offers educational and wellness programs for the community for a nominal fee. Questions? E-mail to seniorservices@jeffersonregional.com call 412-469-7099, or write to Jefferson Regional Senior Services, PO Box 18119, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Subjects of interest will be published in future columns.

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PHYSICAL REHABILITATION BY GREGORY SAVOLSKIS, MS, OTR/L, CHT - Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist Centers for Rehab Services, UPMC South Hills, Bethel Park

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Our Camper of the Month is Kristen Doyle. Kristen and her husband, Brian, and her three children, Zachery, Connor, and Morgan, have lived in South Park for 11 years. Kristen joined Curves with the first Curves Fitness Study in 2007. The motivation to make it part of her lifestyle was the immediate stress relief she experienced after her workout. She also discovered that her cholesterol numbers were coming down. “My 30minute workout is tough to fit into my busy schedule, but I’m at Curves three times a week. It’s well worth the effort. My family encourages me, and I enjoy the benefits.” Congratulations, Kristen!

Q: My “ring” and “little” fingers go numb when I am sleeping, Is there anything I can do?

A: Numbness in the ring and little fingers is a sign that the ulnar nerve in your arm is being compressed. This could be due to cubital tunnel syndrome (CTS). People often sleep with their elbows in a bent position, causing ulnar nerve impingement at the elbow. CTS is treated by wearing a splint that keeps the elbow in a straight position while sleeping. An occupational therapist can make the splint, which may be all you need to solve the problem and get a good night’s sleep. Please call Greg at Centers for Rehab Services with any questions at 412-851-8850.

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Healthy Directions Announces August Programs and Events Monongahela Valley Hospital's Healthy Directions health education and resource center at 6116 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 107 Finleyville will present August programs as follows: August 13 - Healthy Directions will be having Open House at our new location 6116 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 107 Finleyville, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. August 14 - 7:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Lipid/Glucose Screening. A 12 hour fasting is required. Cost is $12.00. Results will be sent to your physician. Any questions, please call 724-3486699. Healthy Directions offers on-site laboratory services for blood and urine analysis are from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday. A doctor's prescription is required for all laboratory tests conducted at Healthy Directions. Blood drawn and urine specimens collected at the Finleyville station will be tested at the Laboratory at Monongahela Valley Hospital and results of the testing will be sent to the physician designated by the patient. Healthy Directions/Finleyville is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to special programs and screenings, Healthy Directions features a health education resource library of books, pamphlets, videos, and other information. A referral service also is available, as well as private health education counseling. Additional information is available by calling 724-348-6699.

Red Cross Blood Drives The American Red Cross will be holding several blood drives in the area during the month of August. The public is encouraged to attend and make a donation. Walk-ins welcome. Saturday, August 2 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Center on the Hill 100 Summit Street, Belle Vernon . Friday, August 15 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Charleroi High School Cafeteria 100 Fecsen Drive, Charleroi Special t-shirts for presenting donors. Monday, August 18 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. American Legion Post 801 520 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe Thursday, August 21 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. St. Anthony’s Church 225 Park Avenue, Monongahela


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Washington Hospital's New Emergency Center Slated to Open in December 2008 The Washington Hospital is pleased to announce the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Emergency Center, slated to open in December 2008, will be named the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. E. Ronald and Constance Salvitti Center for Emergency Care.â&#x20AC;? This recognition is being made by the hospital in appreciation of Dr. and Mrs. E. Ronald Salvittiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generous $2 million donation to The Washington Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building on Our Promise capital campaign. The monies raised from the capital campaign will be used to support the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $64 million building/expansion project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the largest in the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 110 year history. "The community is fortunate to have selfless leaders such as Dr. and Mrs. Salvitti. Their generosity and vision will improve the lives of the people of Washington County for years to come,â&#x20AC;? said Barron P. McCune, Jr., Chairman of The Washington Hospital Dr. and Mrs. E. Ronald Salvitti Board of Directors." Dr. Salvitti has been an active member of The Washington Hospital medical staff since 1964. In addition to serving as co-chairman of the $9 million Building on Our Promise campaign, he chaired the successful $3.2 million Donnell House campaign in 2002. He has been a member of The Washington Hospital Foundation Board of Directors since 1995. He and his wife, Constance, were recognized in 2005 with the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Salvitti serves on the boards of his alma maters and various service organizations, is a member of several professional societies and is internationally known for his innovations in technology for cataract surgery. A scholarship was established by Dr. Salvitti at Temple University School of Medicine where he attended medical school. Mrs. Salvitti, an active member of The Washington Hospital Ball committee, has chaired the event three times. She is a member of several local service organizations and has served on the Board of Directors for Seton Hill University, from which she received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. She is the former president of the National Alumni Association of Seton Hill University and was recently honored with the naming of the Salvitti Gymnasium in the Katherine Mabis McKenna Center at Seton Hill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We fully recognize the vital role The Washington Hospital plays in our community and the significance of the expansion project to the delivery of quality healthcare now and into the future. Our gift is intended to assist the Hospital in making their healthcare vision a reality,â&#x20AC;? stated Dr. Salvitti.

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Tri-State Surgery Center Receives Accreditation Tri-State Surgery Center has received three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. "This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of TriState Surgery Center," said board chairman Armando Avolio, M.D. "We have had an unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients. This accreditation is proof of our commitment and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party." Tri-State Surgery Center, located at 95 Leonard Avenue in Washington, is an outpatient surgery center owned by local physicians in conjunction with The Washington Hospital. More than 5,000 surgeries are performed at Tri-State Surgery Center each year.


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JRMC August/September 2008 Calendar of Events Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Approximately 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Twenty-three percent of our lifetime skin exposure occurs by age 18; the remaining is associated with day-to-day activities and living in the outdoors. Men over age 40 spend the most time outdoors and have the highest annual exposure to UV radiation. Not all skin cancers are the same. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common. These two types are rarely fatal, but can be highly disfiguring. The percent of women under age 40 with BCC has tripled in the last 30 years, while the rate of SCC has increased four-fold. Melanoma is another type of skin cancer and the incidence rate is increasing faster than that of almost any other cancer. Melanoma accounts for only 3 percent of all skin cancers, yet causes more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths. Survival rates for melanoma if detected early – before it has reached the lymph nodes – are about 99 percent. Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for young adults ages 15 to 29, and 65 percent of melanoma cases can be attributed to UV radiation from the sun. One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chance of developing melanoma later in life. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. New high-intensity sunlamps (tanning beds) emit doses of UVR that can be as much as 12 times that of the sun. Seventyone percent of tanning salon patrons are

girls and women aged 16-29. Exposure to tanning beds before age 35 increases melanoma risk by 75 percent. The indoor tanning industry has annual estimated revenue of $5 billion. Salon owners and operators claim that sun beds offer health benefits because they provide a “base tan” that helps avoid sunburn. The evidence does not support protective effect of a base tan Dr. Beatrice Secretan, coordinator of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, states there is no such thing as a safe tan.Year-round sun protection is a necessity. The sun is in the sky 365 days a year, and you need protection much of that time to reduce your lifetime sun exposure. You do not have to be sunbathing to get a damaging dose of the sun. Sun protection basics include: • Use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher whenever you spend time outdoors. • Choose a sunscreen with ingredients that block both UVB and UVA rays. Reapply every two hours or more often if swimming or sweating. The average adult in a bathing suit should use one ounce of sunscreen per application. • Cover up. Clothing over your skin offers protection. The tighter the weave in the clothes and darker colored clothing offer greater protection. Broad brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses are also recommended. • Seek shade. Sunlight bouncing off reflective surfaces can reach you even beneath an umbrella or a tree. • Never seek a tan. A tan is the skin’s response to the sun’s damaging rays. • Protect your children, and teach them sun safety at an early age. • Know your medications. Some medications labeled “photosensitive” will cause an increased reaction to sun exposure. The sun makes us feel good emotionally but can have negative physical effects. Enjoy the warmth the sun brings, yet be cautious daily and not just while on vacation.

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NUTRITION LINK: This program offers oneon-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian certified in diabetes education. Call 412-469-7001 for details.

FREE COMMUNITY STROKE SCREENING – Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to noon. Free screening includes total cholesterol, HDL and blood sugar, blood pressure check and body fat analysis. To register, call 412-469-7100.

SLEEP/CPAP/BIPAP OPEN HOUSE: Personalized session for questions about sleep or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and by appointment in the Sleep Disorder Center, Suite 503, South Hills Medical Building. Call 412-469-5981 for details.

HIP AND KNEE PAIN SEMINAR: Tuesdays, Aug. 12 or Sept. 9, 10 to 11 a.m.Free clinic on causes of and treatments for knee and hip pain. Call 412-469-7100 to register. TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES: Four-part education series with a certified diabetes educator on Aug. 12 and 19, 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 14 and 21, 6 to 8 p.m.; also on Sept. 9 and 16, 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Sept. 11 and 18, 1 to 3 p.m.. Physician referral and registration required. Call 412-469-5234 to register. HEALTH FOR HER: LAUGHTER FITNESS, Aug. 11, 5 to 7 p.m. Interactive program to help reduce stress and improve health includes deep breathing, gentle stretching and laughter exercises for a balance of mind, body and spirit. Call 412-469-7100 to register HEALTH FOR HER: FACT OR FABLE – VACCINES, Sept. 11, 5 to 7 p.m., with speaker John Danek, DO, Jefferson Regional Occupational Medicine. The program focuses on flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines and includes a discussion on safety vaccines. Call 412-469-7100 to register. Health for Her: Osteoporosis – The Bone Bandit, Sept. 22, 5 to 7 p.m., with speaker Valerie Drnovsek, MD, Jefferson Regional radiologist, who will discuss risk factors for and diagnosis of osteoporosis, and current medical and drug therapies including infusion therapy drugs. Call 412-469-7100 to register. LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER: Class focuses on skin care, makeup, hair styling and general well being for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; also Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-800-2275445 to register.

SENIOR SERVICES COMPUTER CLASSES: E-mail 1 & 2, Aug. 11 and 18, $40 for two 2hour sessions from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 412-469-7099 to register. AARP DRIVER SAFETY: Two-day, eight-hour class. Call 412-469-7099 to register. The next open session is Sept. 20 and 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jefferson Room. Fee: $10 payable to AARP. Call 412-469-7099 to register. FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-noon, Jefferson Regional Outpatient Testing Site, no appointment needed. FREE LUNCH-TIME SEMINARS from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Joseph Cvitkovic, PhD: Aug. 4 – Meditation to Enhance Your Health; Aug. 25 – Psychological Methods for Pain Management; Sept. 15 – Alleviating Depression, Caste Village Mall, Suite M123, Counseling Center, Whitehall, call 412-4697100 to register. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING and medication checks from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 14, 21 and 28 and Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Caste Village, Caste Commons Lobby, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13, 20 and 27 and Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Wal-Mart Pharmacy, West Mifflin. JEFFERSON REGIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS @ Wal-Mart Pharmacy, West Mifflin, Women and Heart Disease, Health for Her, Aug. 26, 2 to 4 p.m.; Prostate Cancer Awareness, Oncology, Sept. 9, noon to 2 p.m.


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We know there’s no place like home. That’s why Senior Services at Jefferson Regional Medical Center was designed to help you remain independent at home. Senior Services provides free, confidential referrals for caretaking, transportation, minor home repair and maintenance as well as assistance in choosing medical and prescription drug coverage, even tax preparation. Let Senior Services find the support you need right in your community. Then spend more quality time with your family, friends and neighbors. Call 412-469-7099 for a free, confidential consultation.

Senior Services is conveniently located in the Jefferson Regional Physical Therapy and Aquatic Therapy Building at 550 Coal Valley Road in Jefferson Hills.

www.jeffersonregional.com


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On Call Chaplain Program Begins at MVH There are people with unusual uniforms walking the halls of Key members of the MVH On-Call Chaplain Program Monongahela Valley Hospital. (left to right) Reverend Michael Milinovich of the First With the advent of the On-Call United Methodist Church in Monongahela, Renee Chaplain Program, staff wearing Hurley, Patient Representative at MVH, and Father John white lab coats and blue scrubs Fierro of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Monongahela check the details to the new program are supplemented by people dressed in black shirts with white collars or plain street clothes. The On-Call Chaplain Program recently was formed to provide pastoral, spiritual and emotional support to all patients, their families and friends and the staff of MVH regardless of their religious beliefs or denominational affiliation. Renee Hurley, Patient Representative at MVH, said, “The clergy, staff and patients expressed an interest so we reached out to all of the churches in the area. Reverend Michael Milinovich of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela and Father John Fierro of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Monongahela offered to assist in developing a program.” On Monday through Friday an on-call chaplain can be found striding the halls of Monongahela Valley Hospital. They usually come through in the morning and spend at least two hours a day there. When a patient is not in his or her room because of therapy or testing, the on-call chaplains leave a special card behind on the nightstand. That card contains all of the contact information needed to access a chaplain 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The chaplain on rotation carries a pager that is activated by the telephone operators when necessary. For more information about the On-Call Chaplain Program at MVH, call Renee Hurley, Patient Representative, at 724-258-1076.1QQA

MVH Calendar of Events Unless otherwise noted, the following programs will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Friday, August 1 - FAMILY FUN IN THE VALLEY Noon to 4 p.m., ECC. This family oriented event will focus on educational and nutritional activities for the entire family. Activities include a climbing wall, live cooking demonstrations and fire truck and ambulance tours. For more information, call 724258-1318. Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5 AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. Two-day back-to-back sessions. The cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 724-258-1234. Monday, August 4 - BABY CARE CLASS 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Learn baby care basics with up-to-date information at this instructional session for parents-to-be.For more information, call 724258-BABY (2229). Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 5, 6, 7 - MANAGING YOUR DIABETES 8:30 a.m., ECC. 3-day, 2 hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes self-management and care. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1483. Thursday, August 7 - INNOVATIONS IN SLEEP DISORDERS 6 p.m., ECC. Free program to discuss sleep apnea, its diagnosis and management and the role of the MVH Sleep Laboratory in its treatment. Call 724258-1234 for registration or more information. Saturday, August 9 - FOURTH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR CRUISE Noon to 4 p.m., The Residence At Hilltop, Carroll Township. Open to all owners of cars 15 years or older. The event feature oldies music and a variety of children’s activities planned. Registration forms available at 724-258-8940. Tuesday, August 12 - RSDS SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m., ECC. The Reflex For more information, call 724-929-9492.

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Wednesday, August 13 - PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m., ECC. Free and open to all persons with prostate cancer and their families. For more information, call 724-292- 9404. Thursday, August 14 - DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 p.m., This month’s topic will be “Medications and Diabetes”. For more information, call 724-258-1148. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 19, 20, 21 - Managing Your Diabetes 6 p.m., Center for Fitness and Health, MonVale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. 3-day, 2 hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes self-management and care. Registration is required at least one-week prior to the start of classes. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1483. Wednesday, August 20 - ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP 1 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1321. Monday, August 25 - BREAST-FEEDING CLASS 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. This free class is designed for mothers who plan to breastfeed and to help them feel more comfortable and confident while in the hospital after delivery and when returning home. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229). Tuesday, August 26 - PUBLIC CPR INSTRUCTION 6 p.m., ECC. Adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center (VHSTC). Wednesday, August 27 - CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING 6 p.m., ECC. Diabetes selfmanagement class that focuses on carb counting with everything you need to know. To register, call 724-258-1148. Thursday, August 28 - AUXILIARY ICE CREAM SOCIAL 11 a.m., ECC. Chill out at the Auxiliary Ice Cream Social. For more information, call 724-258-1167. Thursday, August 28 - Infant/Child CPR 6 p.m., ECC. Infant/Child CPR classes. Registration is required at 724-684-9536.


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Pets Pet Adoption & Care Fair in Bethel Park Hearts & Paws, a ministry of Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park hosted a Pet Adoption and Care Fair on Saturday, June 21. Pets were available for adoption, and attendees received pet food, pet care information and products as well as demonstrations. (PHOTOS BY SCOTT MCCURDY)

Pam Oliver from Oakdale, Jet Miskis from Peters Township, Sheri Shamonsky from North Strabane, and Ashley Williams from Washington at the Washington Area Humane Society booth.

Deb Orpen from the South Side, Sarah Rogers from Mt. Washington, and Denis Kowalski from South Park at the German Shorthaired Pointer rescue booth.

Dave Compel from USC at the Great Dane rescue booth.

Pet-related vendor and information booths lined the parking lot at Christ United Methodist for the Pet Adoption and Care Fair

Terry Tommarello from South Park and Sue Szyklinski from Moon at the Doberman rescue booth.

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Christian Contemporary Concert at Wrights United Methodist Open up the Doors is the theme for a Christian Contemporary Concert at Wrights United Methodist Church on August 10 at 6:30 p.m. Please come and join us for a night of Christian music. Our pianist Ed Poellot is bringing other local artists to perform with the choir from Wrights UMC. We are located at 788 Venetia Road. Let’s fill the church with praise for our Lord & Savior! Community is encouraged to attend this event. For more information, call the church 724348-5718 or Lori Walters 724-941-3282.

August Events at Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church August 1 - Day of Fasting and Prayer August 3 - Sacrament of Holy Communion August 10 - Church Vision Day 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Includes worship and lunch. August 16 - 7 p.m. Revival/Country Gospel Concert featuring Evangelist Rev. Mitch Wall (see below) August 17 - Evangelist Rev. Mitch Wall leads the 9:30 a.m. Church Service

Area Church News August 22 – 6 p.m. Covered Dish Picnic at the Church The Finleyville community is invited as country gospel singer and evangelist Rev. Mitch Wall brings the message of Christ to Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church in a concert/revival at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 16. Rev. Wall accepted Christ as Lord of his life at a Billy Graham Crusade on June 6, 1993. On August 15, 1999, he planted Morning Star Baptist Church in Newell, PA. He pastored the Church for seven years until January of 2008. He is now in the ministry of musical evangelism and pulpit supply. He holds an MTS (Master of Theological Studies) from Cornerstone Bible College and is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at MonValley Bible Institute. Mitch’s desire is to tell people the “Good News” of Jesus Christ and see the lost come to His saving knowledge. He wants to help build churches and Christian ministries through musical evangelism. When the concert begins, the listener will hear a wide variety of music. Mitch blends his original songs along with country gospel favorites and encourages the listeners to “sing along” with worship songs and old favorite hymns. There is a song

for everyone to enjoy in the music ministry of Mitch Wall. Also included is a time of testimony with the songs that Mitch brings forth. Near the end of the concert, Mitch presents a message from God’s Word centered on the theme of repentance and the need thereof. An invitation to receive Jesus Christ is given. There is no cost for the evening; though a free will offering will be received. Mitch’s CD’s will be available for purchase following the concert/revival. Rev. Wall will also be leading the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Mingo Creek on Sunday, August 17. Come and praise God with us!

Pianist Needed at Edward’s Chapel Edward’s Chapel United Methodist Church is looking for someone to play the piano for the Sunday morning worship services from 11:00 until 12:00. For more information, please call Pastor Tom Hoeke at 724348-5718 or Roselyn O’Brien at 724-2587584.

pick the topic, perform the worship, and assist in communicating the message. Saturday, August 23rd will be our men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. Check our website for more details: www.beulahjourney.com.

Union Road Methodist to Host Car Show Union Roads Methodist Church is hosting a car show August 17th at Gastonville school parking lot from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Rain date is August 24. $5.00 registration per car. Proceeds to fund summer camp for our kids. Dash plaques to first 50 cars. Trophies will be awarded by peoples choice, participant’s choice and Pastor’s choice. Magic show for all ages. Food, bake sale, and music, door prizes, 50/50.

“Make a Joyful Noise” at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Thomas Presbyterian Church will hold a ‘No Sale’ yard sale on August 15-16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No set prices - you make offer! Donation of items also accepted. For more information, call 724-941-3833.

Does a member of your family have autism? Is it sometimes difficult to take them to a worship service? If so, please join us at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 105 Gateshead Drive in Peters Township on Sunday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. for a special service of music and movement, prayer and praise, sharing God’s Word and Holy communion. “Make a Joyful Noise” is designed for people with autism and their families, of all ages and backgrounds. For directions or additional information, call the church office at 724941-7467.

Beulah Baptist Church Events for August

Open House at First Baptist Church Preschool

“No Sale” Yard Sale at Thomas Presbyterian

On Friday, August 8th, Beulah will be hosting a night of praise and worship. The worship leader and band from Steel City Church in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh will be leading worship that evening. The third Sunday of this month will be our Youth Group Sunday where the youth will

Come see our classroom and meet our Director/Teacher Ms. Missy Schollaert and the Preschool Committee on Thursday, August 7 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

E-mail your Church News to news@unionfinley.com


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South Hills Churches Team Up For “Fill-A-Truck” Campaign

( Photo by Alice Harris)

Tie-Dye Fun at Elizabeth United Methodist

Westminster Presbyterian Church, located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, along with Christ Methodist Church and St. Thomas More Church, recently held their “Fill-A-Truck” campaign. On June 9th, 113 fully packed boxes were delivered to Washington City Mission to restock the food pantry. Robert E. Lee and Gary N. Lee, owners One of the Mission buildings and one of South Hills Movers of the trucks that delivered the boxes. headquartered in Bethel Park, donated the company’s time, resources and trucks to load and deliver the boxes to designated area agencies.

The children attending Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Preschool and Day Care in Elizabeth had a great time tie-dying T-shirts as part of their summer activities. Teachers (l-r) Lindsay Hodak, Ashley Majernik, and Linda Wright, who supervised the project, made sure everything turned out just right. Here, they proudly show off their tshirts!

Crossroads Ministries VBS Raises Funds For Well in Mozambique Excitement was high at a week of Vacation Bible School at Crossroads Ministries. More than 70 workers and an enrollment of 165 children ages 3 years through 5th grade combined to make the Amazon Expedition - The Ultimate Trek Through Time a smashing success! Go to the website www.crossroadsministries.com to see a video of pictures taken during the week. A coin competition between the girls and the boys during the week resulted in $710 being raised to drill a well in Mozambique. Good job, kids! The money will be sent to missionaries Dave & Ann Dedrick, (serving in Mozambique with OMS International) to accomplish this goal. The Dedricks were formerly residents of Bethel Park. Crossroads Ministries is located one mile south of Trax Farms overlooking Route 88.

NOTICE Due to the growth of the Union-Finley Messenger coverage area, and the need to dedicate more page space to local news, events and information, we unfortunately are no longer able to allocate the space needed to publish the Church Directory in our printed monthly edition. The Church Directory will still be available exclusively on our website www.unionfinley.com. Anyone seeking local churches, worship times, and contact information, can find a comprehensive list by visiting our website. www.unionfinley.com

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Riverview Baptist Celebrates 100 Years of Ministry

Crossroads Ministries Hosts PowerPlant Teen Event As most teenagers are spending the summer break soaking in rays at the beach or lounging around the house, 85 junior high & high school age students were hard at work on a one-week long community service project in Pittsburgh June 14 – 20. They came from Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma. These students assisted local church plants, Iron City Church in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and Faith Bridge Community Church in McKees Rocks. Aided by Sisters Custom Catering, while they were here, the PowerPlant team was housed in the facilities at Crossroads Ministries in Finleyville. Crossroads Ministries has been happy to help these new churches around Pittsburgh by hosting the event. During the week, the students provided free car washes, put on backyard Bible clubs, and passed out free bottled water in the communities where these churches are located. Also, during the day, the youth participated in worship, Bible study, and team-building activities. “PowerPlant” has more than 1800 students registered to participate in 20 PowerPlant projects across the United States this summer. In addition to working here in the Pittsburgh area this summer, students have assignments in Chicago, Cleveland, & Seattle.

It is with great excitement that Riverview Baptist Church of New Eagle prepares for its 100th Anniversary Celebration next month. The anniversary theme “Cherishing the Past … Anticipating the Future” incorporates the churches history while focusing on the future ministries of the church. While historical records may be sketchy, we do know that a local newspaper advertised “Divine Services at Riverview under the big elm tree at 10 ? o’clock on Sunday.” Services were then held in the Riverview Schoolhouse, or “the old Gray Building,” that was located on Main Street not far from where Riverview Baptist Church now stands. The church secured property, and in 1911, the back portion of the building was constructed. Later the sanctuary was added on, and on October 26, 1924, the church cornerstone was laid at a very inspiring outside ceremony. Reportedly, the cornerstone contained various historical documents including a complete history of the church. These artifacts will be unveiled when the

Crossroads Ministries MOPS Invites You to Join the Fun

cornerstone is opened on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 3:00 pm. This service is open to the public so please feel free to attend. As the members ‘cherish the past,’ they remember the annual Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday School Picnics, baptisms and infant dedications, bi-annual Clothes-aRama, and other ministries and outreaches. The church family anticipates the future ministry, the growth of church, and continued witnessing for the Lord. Riverview Baptist Church has mid-week bible study and prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning services include Sunday School (for all ages) at 10:00 a.m., followed by Worship at 11:00 a.m. Special anniversary services are scheduled for Friday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. and during Sunday Worship on August 17 at 11:00 a.m. Riverview welcomes you to attend. The church address is 405 Main Street, New Eagle. If you would like further details about Riverview Baptist Church or are need of prayer, please contact Pastor Bruce Moses at 724- 258-8976.

Kim Kuzawinski, Jeannette McCambridge, Chanda Steele, and Jan Green enjoy a MOPS playdate at Pleasant Kingdom in Pleasant Hills.

What is MOPS? MOPS is all about ...YOU! The purpose of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is to encourage and support mothers with young children or pregnant mothers. The goal is that long-term friendships will be made and that moms will leave feeling relaxed, valued and equipped to handle the everyday stresses of motherhood. MOPS Coordinator Michelle Anton MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom enjoying a playdate with Jonas Hodgson. who shares a desire to be the very best mom she can be! Among great food and even greater conversation, meetings are organized around either a craft or a guest speaker covering topics of parenting, marriage, homemaking and personal growth. MOPS provides wonderful childcare for babies and preschoolers called MOPPETS. The children enjoy an organized plan for fun activities, crafts, singing, stories and snacks, of course. The kids always have a great time and look forward to the next meeting. The first meeting of the school year is Tuesday, September 9th at Crossroads Ministries located 1 mile south of Trax farms in Finleyville. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings of the month from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Throughout the year, gatherings are extended to include Ladies Nights Out, couples nights and summer playdates. Any questions can be directed to Crossroads Ministries at (724) 348-1620. Challenge yourself to grow as a woman, mother and leader. See you there!


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St. Anthony Parish Dedicates Pavilion

Praise and Worship in the Park The sounds of praise and music will once again echo through Chess Park in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, when that community celebrates with the fourth annual "Praise and Worship in the Park," on Saturday, August 9, beginning at 12 Noon to 9:00 p.m. A number of area churches, ministries and non-profit organizations will join together for this day of praise, music, and fellowship. A variety of activities are planned including allday musical performances, pony rides, children’s activities, and food and informational booths. Musicians scheduled to appear, beginning at Noon, include Free Methodist Church Praise Band, Means of Grace, Among the Thirsty, Shepherds Voice, vocalist Pam Seaman, and 3thirty3. Special guest headliner John Schlitt, lead singer of "Petra," will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Petra was founded in 1972, and is one of the world's best known and most successful Christian bands, with sales of over 7 million records. Schlitt, a native of Illinois, has been their lead vocalist since 1986. During his time with Petra, he recorded 16 albums, earning four Grammy and numerous Dove awards, with many # 1 and top ten hits on the Contemporary Christian Charts. The event is sponsored by the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Monongahela. Other participating churches include Monongahela Free Methodist Church, Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church, The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Grace United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Monongahela.,

1st Christian Church Praise Team

Guests can enjoy pony rides

Riverview Baptist Church, and Grace Lutheran Church. Other ministries which will be represented include First Love Christian Academy and Go Time Ministries. This year, for the first time, there will be a free concert for area youth on Friday, August 8, at 6:00 in Chess Park. "Among the Thirsty" will be performing. Refreshments will be provided. Any ministry or church wishing to join the day's festivities, or anyone wishing more information, should contact DJ Fogiato at 724-258-8843 or dibrick@comcast.net. Or contact First Christian Church at 724258-3255, or visit the church website at www.fcmonongahela.com.

St. Anthony’s Parish in Monongahela celebrated their annual weekend Festa amidst the passing of a beloved patriarch and parishioner, Mr. Anthony J. Neno Ripepi. During the outdoor Mass on Saturday June 28, Rev. Joseph Feltz along with assistance from John Vaccaro, President of the Festa, unveiled the Dedication Plaque as Rev. Feltz officially named the pavilion “The Neno Ripepi Pavilion”. In 1995 Mr. Ripepi had the vision of a park to aid the parish and community in a place of fellowship and camaraderie. For thirteen years Neno presided over the Festa operations making sure everyone was accepted as part of the St. Anthony Parish family. Mr. Ripepi recently suffered a fall and his untimely passing has been felt throughout the community. By naming the Festa Pavilion in his loving memory, his dedication to St. Anthony’s Parish will be remembered for many years to come. Also, during the festivities, Fr. Feltz presented the annual Antonian Awards. This year’s recipients were: John Vaccaro, President of the Festa Committee and his wife Patty and Vic Vitale, President of the Holy Name Society and post humously, Anthony J. Neno Ripepi. Everyone’s hard work and dedication contributed to the success of the 14th annual Festa bringing the parish and community together once again. Preparations are already underway for next years Festa event.


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Food & Dining Francesco’s Celebrates Ten Years of Fine Dining by Jim Caldwell Many Jefferson Hills residents remember well the address of 2238 going south on Route 51 toward the Elizabeth Bridge. It was the Dari-Delite with outside windows for ice cream, and inside, burgers and fries. Frank Strangis, Sr. had bought the Dairy in 1992, but there was always a slight problem with business, as the median barrier on Route 51 hindered customers. Patron traffic was very limited because, “buying ice cream is an impulse thing and people going north seeing the barrier would keep going,” said Strangis. But there was something else happening. Strangis’ son, Frank, Jr., a chef by trade for years at the Back Porch Restaurant in Speers, PA, also wanted his own business. Solution: the family converted the Dari-Delite from a “burger joint” to the down-home, graceful atmosphere of a fine dinning restaurant in three weeks, opening as Neighbors from Arbor Lane in Pleasant Hills enjoy talking with Frank Francesco’s in July of 1998. Thus began ten years this month of Frank Strangis stands with his son Frank in Strangis, (in back) owner of Francesco's Restaurant. From left to right “Buon Appetite,” good family and friends gathering, and a great front of their restaurant, Francesco’s, are Myrna Reed, Barbara Terihay, Pat Mumbray, Barbara Madison, reputation for their homemade ravioli and manicotti. located on Route 51 south. Helen Dobbs, and Elizabeth Lawson. Francesco’s Restaurant has both a lunch and dinner menu. Besides the obvious pasta cuisine, veal, and seafood, Frank Jr. prides himself on his great steaks. Although the economy is sluggish, his dad says there are want everyone who comes to our place to feel like part of the family.” Francesco’s is open Tuesday through Sunday and is closed on Mondays. The family sugalways people celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. When they added another room this year, they now host small parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, and bereavement lunches. gests that you call 412-384-8325 for reservations so they may serve you, as Frank Sr. puts Frank humbly admits that he feels “blessed with people who come on a weekly basis. I just it, “with a meal cooked to order and with no hurry or rush.”


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Kids & Family Miss Barbara’s School of Dance Registration Set For August 9 Miss Barbara's School of Dance will be holding a one-day Dance Registration on Saturday, August 9, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Sign up for tap, ballet, pointe, baton, jazz, hip hop, tumbling and cheer clinic. And, for those littler ones (proficient walker - 3 years), sign up for "Boogie Babies", a parent & tot, music & motion class. Adult classes are also being offered! Registration will be held at the Haymakers, Main Street, New Eagle. For more information, please call 724-348-7518.

Olympic Training Camp For Kids at Mon Valley YMCA The Mon Valley YMCA will host an “Olympic Training Camp” from August 4-8, just in time for the real Olympics Opening ceremonies! Camp is for children ages 7-12 years and runs from 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday. Camp will meet rain or shine, and campers can enjoy synchronized swimming, badminton, table tennis (ping pong), track & field events, volleyball, basketball, noodle races in the pool, hula hoop games, and more. There will be crafts as well, all with the USA/Olympic theme. The camp is designed for fun as well as to get kids interested in watching the Olympics. Anyone interested in the Olympic Training Camp can contact the YMCA Business Office at 724-483-8077.

MOPS of Windover Hills Has Busy Summer! MOPS of Windover Hills had a spectacular summer filled with field trips. We traveled with our children to Round Hill Farm, the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Children’s Museum, Mineral Beach, Kid Company, and South Park. We went to Swallow Falls, Maryland for a weekend of fun-filled camping. We even managed to squeeze in a family picnic and a few “Mom’s Night Outs”. We had a great summer and are looking forward to starting back to our MOPS meetings. We meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Windover Hills United Methodist Church on Ridge Road in South Park Township. MOPS is a place where friendships are made, support and nurturing are received, and moms learn and grow. During meetings, moms meet together to listen to speakers and discuss topics specifically geared toward their interests, or they complete a craft or creative activity. While we meet, our children - age newborn to kindergarten – participate in MOPPETS where they are cared for in a loving, preschool-like setting by carefully chosen volunteers. The children play, sing songs, hear stories, make crafts and have snacks in their various classrooms, which are located just down the hall from the MOPS meeting room. If you would like to find out more about MOPS, are interested in joining MOPS of Windover Hills, or know someone who may be interested, please contact Heidi Calhoun at 412-831-5777 or hlcalhoun@verizon.net. Space is limited, and the new MOPS year begins soon, so call today!

New Assistant to the Children’s Librarian Hired at South Park Township Library By Andrea Earnest After having worked as a library clerk for five years, Tami Pauline has become the new Assistant to the Children’s Librarian at South Park Township Library. She has a degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in management and experience with children as a dance instructor at Ruby Daugherty and Sherry’s School of Dance. As the assistant to Mary Planiczki, Children’s Librarian, Pauline’s position duties include re-catNew Children’s Librarian Tami Pauline aloging books, helping process new books, and invites residents to come in and helping with program development. Her favorite learn about the programs at the work, though, is working directly with children South Park Township Library. such as when doing family story time. She says it’s encouraging to see that moms and dads often attend children’s activities. She believes that libraries are a great community resource for families and children and is proud of all that the library has to offer.


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Dr. Tony’s Corner By Dr. Tony LaBarbera, Pediatrician, Children’s Community Pediatrics South Hills Pediatric Associates

Heat Injuries Kim Krapp and Shane Peremba of Pack #569 display the Chinese Dragon that he made

David Bateman from Mt. Lebanon demonstrates proper fishing rod casting techniques

Local Cub Scout Packs Hold Annual Day Camp By Ken Askew From June 23-27, the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its Conestoga District Cub Scout Day Camp on the grounds surrounding the Boy Scout cabin in South Park, near Corrigan Drive. This event has been held annually for over 12 years. Participating were Cub Scout Packs #569 and 511 from South Park; #228, 1068, 22, 215, 600, 225, and 8 from Bethel Park; #661 from Upper St. Clair, #350 from Castle Shannon, #870 from Dormont; and #38, 116, 65, 22 and 28 from Mt. Lebanon. I followed the largest contingent of Cub Scouts (37 boys from Pack #569 in South Park) around for an afternoon. Initially, the camp appeared to be a lot of fun for 189 energetic Cub Scouts. But upon further observation--underlying the organized chaos--the program was actually structured so that in addition to the beehive of fun, the boys were also being taught worthwhile physical, mental, social, and artistic skills. Moreover, they exhibited self-reliance one moment, and teamwork the next. Each day, the boys practiced shooting BB guns and archery in safe, strictly controlled ranges. Throughout the week from 9 am to 3:30 pm, they rotated through six periods a day, which also included crafts, field sports, and specialty activities. In crafts, they made popsicle-stick picture frames, paper Chinese dragons, a tie-dyed T-shirt, soap carvings, and stamped leather totems. Field sports included stickball, three-legged races, two-man skiing, and tumbling. Featured in specialty activities was a live game of battleship, fishing for outdoor living, a coal bucket brigade, and a nature hike. Camp Director Jacque Schultz is a recipient of the prestigious Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award and the mother of an Eagle Scout. Although she has a full-time job elsewhere, her time at camp was donated, as were all the volunteer adult leaders. Jacque summed up the week’s activities by saying, “The camp provides a positive, outdoor experience for young boys in the South Hills community. They developed appropriate core values, such as honoring the US flag and respect for nature. It takes a special kind of kid to be here.”

With August approaching and the start of football practice as well as other sports, a review of heat injuries may be timely. These injuries result from over exercising in high heat and humidity and are preventable. THERE ARE 3 COMMON TYPES:

Older Boy Scouts provided individualized archery instruction to the younger Cub Scouts

After lunch, 189 boys gather for storytelling

HEAT CRAMPS – These are painful muscle contractions that normally involve the legs. If the athlete is experiencing cramps, he/she should stop exercising, the muscle(s) should be massaged, and plenty of fluids should be given. HEAT EXHAUSTION – These athletes experience a fever (up to 104 degrees F) with accompanying weakness, dizziness, vomiting, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Treatment consists of stopping exercise, having the person lie down or sit, and cooling with cool towels, fanning and/or ice bags. Rehydrating with appropriate fluids is essential. HEAT STROKE – This is a life threatening emergency. The athlete will have more severe forms of the symptoms seen in heat exhaustion with a temperature up to 107 degrees F. The athlete should be moved to a cooler area and cooled while awaiting an ambulance. With heat injuries, prevention is key. When athletes are exercising in high heat and humidity common sense needs to prevail. The athletes should be well hydrated prior to practice or an event and should be given frequent breaks for rehydration, about every 15 to 20 minutes. Cold water is fine for a fluid and sports drinks may be more appealing. Do not use juices and sodas, and avoid salt tablets. A good indication of adequate hydration is

The BB gun range was a daily favorite activity

Nathan Lysaght, with Pack #569 in South Park, models the official 2008 day camp T-shirt

the athlete’s weight. They should weigh about the same before and after exercise. Keep in mind the heat and the humidity. When temperatures are higher than 80 degrees and the humidity is over 70%, it is much harder for the body to release heat. Also, direct sunlight makes it harder for the body to cool itself. Equipment also affects the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. A child in heavy protective equipment is going to need more hydration and longer periods to cool down. With common sense and lots of fluid, are children can enjoy their sport(s) and avoid any complication from heat.

Please e-mail questions and subject suggestions for future editions of Dr. Tony’s Corner to drtonymd@comcast.net.

Jefferson Hills/Mon Valley Office: 412-384-9030 Brentwood Office: 412-882-7747


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* Winners will be selected by random drawing of all coloring sheets entered each month. (Employees and family members of the Union-Finley Messenger, and Haniford Enterprises, LLC are not eligible.)

Visit our website at www.unionfinley.com and click on the “Contest & Promotions” tab. Printout coloring sheet #2 Follow the same entry instructions, and mail BOTH coloring sheets (the one from the newspaper, and the one from the website) to double your chances for the drawing!

August 2008

CONGRATULATIONS to Gabriella Gibson (age 5) of Monongahela for being the lucky winner of our July Kids Coloring Contest random drawing, and receiving four(4) FREE tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium!

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Automotive Lost Drive-In Classic Car Fest Is August 9 at The Resident at Hilltop It’s time to celebrate the classics. On Saturday, August 9 from noon to 4 pm at The Residence At Hilltop assisted living community in Carroll Township, the classics will be cars and music. The event will feature disc jockey Jim Dudas and a variety of children’s activities. The festivities will mark the fourth annual Lost Drive-In Classic Car Fest to be held at the historic site on Route 837 that was home to the Hilltop Drive-In Theater for many years. “I’m sure most people in this area remember the Hilltop Drive-In movie theater,” said Jason Spin, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Residence At Hilltop. “It was one of the most popular family entertainment spots in the region for so many years.” Spin said the classic car fest is designed to “bring back memories to those who remember drive-in movie theaters in general and the Hilltop in particular. Many of our residents and their families and visitors often recall

going to see movies at the Hilltop Drive-In, and they have fond memories of those days and the fun they had.” The Hilltop Drive-In operated for many years at the Route 837 site before closing. The property was sold to the Carroll Township Volunteer Fire Department, which held one of the region’s largest flea markets there for a number of years. In 1996, the firemen sold the property to Mon-Vale Non-Acute Health Services, Inc., a subsidiary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc., parent company of Monongahela Valley Hospital, for construction of The Residence At Hilltop. The Residence opened June 1, 1997. The car fest is open to all owners of cars 15 years or older. Spectators are welcome to attend, and trophies will be awarded for

Union Road Methodist to Host Car Show People’s Choice and other car categories. The first 50 entrants will receive free dash plaques with registration. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center on the campus of Monongahela Valley Hospital. Classic car owners interested in participating in the event should register as early as possible. The first 40 registrants are free, and each registration thereafter is $10. Registration forms and additional information are available at 724-258-8940. Rain date is Saturday, August 16.

Union Roads Methodist Church is hosting a car show August 17th at Gastonville school parking lot from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Rain date is August 24. $5.00 registration per car. Proceeds to fund summer camp for our kids. Dash plaques to first 50 cars. Trophies will be awarded by peoples choice, participant's choice and Pastor's choice. Magic show for all ages. Food, bake sale, and music, door prizes, 50/50.


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Cool Cars Converge in Nottingham Township! The first annual “Nottingham Township Car & Cycle Cruise” was held on June 21 at the Nottingham Township Park. In addition to fantastic cars and motorcycles, attendees enjoyed food, raffles, music and more. Entertainment was provided by William Dell and the Wee Jams. Prizes were awarded in several categories: • • • • •

BEST MOTORCYCLE: Rodney Ward's 1949 Dnepr Russian Military Motorcycle. BEST VEHICLE FROM 1948 & EARLIER: Ed Felicetti's 1932 Chevy Coupe. BEST VEHICLE FROM 1949 & LATER: Ken Schulte's 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible. BEST MUSCLE CAR: Bill Kilkeary's 1966 Big Block Chevy Biscayne. THE “LADIES CHOICE”: (winner picked by Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey) Jim Kirk's1956 Thunderbird with a Big Block Ford Hemi.

Dave Resanovich poses with his 1937 Ford Slantback. William Dell and the Wee Jams entertained the crowd.

Rodney Ward’s 1949 Russian military motorcycle was a big hit.

Ed Felicetti’s 1932 Chevy Coupe

Dave Rising and his Purple Mercury.

Jim Kirk and his 1956 T-Bird Big Block

Ken Schulte’s 1951 Hudson Hornet was an award winner!

Bill Kileary’s 1966 Chevy Big Block won the award for “Best Muscle Car”


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Ringgold School Distict News Ringgold School District – “Dates To Remember” First Day of School - Monday, August 25 Kindergarten Orientation: Gastonville Elementary Center, Monday, August 18, 10:00 am Monongahela Elementary Center, Wednesday, August 20, 9:30 am, Auditorium

Gastonville Elementary Hosts Spelling Bee

Gastonville Elementary Holds Teacher Appreciation Week By Diane Lucci Teacher Appreciation Chairperson

G.E.C. 3rd Grade spelling bee winners

Teacher Appreciation Week was celebrated May 5 - 9 at Gastonville Elementary Center. G.E.C. parents showed their gratitude by providing goodies such as muffins, cheese and cracker trays, nacho salad, cakes, pies, brownies and a catered “picnic” lunch. GEC Teachers enjoy themselves during The teachers were also treated to a rigatoni Teacher Appreciation Week lunch courtesy of Mrs. Kristobek and the teachers union. A special “Thank You” to the following parents who helped make this week a success: Michele Abel, Terri Sanders, Michelle Niziol, Tracy and Jason Gerard, Sue O’Connor, Robin Hamilton, Leslie Egan, Tara Reidenbaugh and Vicki Jones. But most of all a big “THANK YOU” to the teachers at G.E.C. for all you do for our children day in and day out!

Ringgold’s Bedner, Participates in Governor's School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University

G.E.C. 4th grade spelling bee winners

G.E.C. 5th grade spelling bee winners

Michael Bedner This summer, Michael Bedner of Charleroi is participating in the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University. Michael attends Ringgold High School and is the son of John and Kim Bedner of Charleroi. The PGSS is a rigorous, five-week program which provides talented Pennsylvania rising high school seniors with enrichment experiences in the sciences and mathematics and encourages them to pursue careers in science and technology. Only 100 students statewide were accepted into this year's program from among 495 applicants. Students accepted into the Governor's School for the Sciences are among the top achievers at their schools. While attending the Governor's School, all students live on campus in a Carnegie Mellon dormitory and take specially designed lecture courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. In addition, students participate in laboratory courses of their own choosing and engage in team research projects. They also have opportunities to take elective courses, participate in field trips, attend special lectures and seminars and interact with university faculty.

By Missy Zelinsky - Spelling Bee Chairperson A, B, C, D, E, F, G.... what a marvelous spelling bee! On Monday, May 12, seventyfive students at Gastonville Elementary Center, grades 1-5, spelled their way to victory. Everyone did such a great job! They all walked away winners. A special thank you to the “Mom helpers.” Leslie Egan and Diane Lucci, who spent their day helping with the judging and taking pictures, along with Natalie Egan, the dazzling kindergarten helper who handed out the award ribbons. Your help was much appreciated. Congratulations, everyone! (PHOTOS COURTESY OF DIANE LUCCI) First Grade Winners: First Place: Kylie Gosliak Second Place: Erich Kupecz Third Place: Hannah McIntosh (Honorable Mention: Hannah Cheplic, Alayna Corbin, Faith Martin) Second Grade Winners: First Place: Jackson O’Connor

Second Place: Erica Glaneman Third Place: Lauren Gohacki (Honorable Mention: Anna Freeman, Tyler Kreutzer, Sarah Good) Third Grade Winners: First Place: Abby Horth Second Place: Madison Trainer Third Place: Bethany VanBibber (Honorable Mention: Taylor Pust, Kayla Vickers, Maxwell Walney) Fourth Grade Winners: First Place: Mackenzie Marino Second Place: Chris O’Connor Third Place: Kyle Hamilton, Hannah McGee (Honorable Mention: Alyssa Skrinjorich, Chandler Trainer) Fifth Grade Winners: First Place: Jacob Gerard Second Place: Alex Nageli Third Place: Samantha Ashcraft (Honorable Mention: Emma Ott, Nathan Fogle, Kara Richards)


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Nativity School News Nativity School Says “Goodbye” in 2008 Nativity School opened its doors September 15, 1961 to first and second graders. Third grade was added in 1962 and by September 1967 all eight grades were in place. After 47 years of providing catholic education to our community, Nativity will close her doors and begin a new journey as it merges with St. Germaine School of Bethel Park to start a new generation of academic excellence as St. Katharine Drexel School. Let us look back and recognize Nativity’s final graduating class of 2008. The graduating students are: Sarah Adler, recipient of The President’s Award for Academic Excellence and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Award, will be attending Baldwin High School. During eighth grade, Sarah participated in PJAS (regional), Forensics, Yearbook Club, Reader's Digest Word Challenge, and Student Council. Class of 2008. The final graduating class of Nativity School. Pictured are (Front Row Nicolette (Kiki) Bucci, recipient of The American left to right) Drew Buckholt, Nathan Failla, Nicolette Bucci, Jenna Palaski, Jessica Legion Award, will be attending Seton-LaSalle High Marnik, Mrs. Nancy Laird. (Back Row left to right) Fr. John Hissrich, Nate Richard, Shelby Stock, Alexa Tribuzio, Sarah Adler, Mrs. Amy Nowakowski School. During eighth grade, Kiki participated in Basketball, Bowling, PJAS (regional), Forensics, Yearbook Club, and Student Council (President). Andrew Buckholt will be attending Seton-LaSalle High School. During eighth grade, Drew participated in Basketball, Soccer, Bowling, and Geography Bee. Nathan Failla, recipient of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Award, will be attending South Park High School. During eighth grade, Nathan participated in Basketball, Soccer, Bowling, Geography Bee, PJAS (regional and state), Who’s Who Among Outstanding Middle School Students, Yearbook Club, Student Council, and Patriot’s Pen (3rd place in Allegheny County district). Jessica Marnik, recipient of The President’s Award for Academic Excellence, will be attending South Park High School. During eighth grade, Jessie participated in Basketball, Diocesan All-Star Basketball, Bowling, PJAS (regional and state), Forensics, Yearbook Club, Student Council (Vice President), Band (percussion), Diocesan Honors Band (South), and the Pittsburgh Diocesean All-Star Band. Jenna Palaski will be attending South Park High School. During eighth grade, Jenna participated in Basketball, Bowling, PJAS (regional), Forensics, Yearbook Club, Band (clarinet), and student council. Nathan Richard will be attending either Thomas Jefferson or Seton-LaSalle High School. During eighth grade, Nathan participated in Basketball, Soccer, PJAS (regional and state), Forensics, Yearbook Club, and Student Council (Treasurer). Shelby Stock will be attending South Park High School. During eighth grade, Shelby participated in Forensics and Yearbook Club. Alexa Tribuzio, recipient of The Pam Henderson Award, will be attending either South Park or Seton-LaSalle High School. During eighth grade, Alexa participated in Basketball, Band (percussion), Yearbook Club, Forensics, PJAS (regional), and Student Council (Secretary). Nativity’s graduating Class of 2008 are making history and Nativity’s families, students and staff wish them all a wonderful journey and a blessed life.

Attention All St. Katharine Drexel Students & Parents! The Athletic Association would like everyone to be aware of what sport opportunities are available for students at each grade level and when the practices and seasons take place so that we can have great participation in 2008-2009: Sport

Boys /Girls

Grades Eligible

Practice Begins

Cross-Country Volleyball Little Dribblers Basketball (Novice)

Girls & Boys Girls Girls & Boys Girls & Boys together Boys / Girls separately Boys / Girls separately Girls Girls

Grades 3-8 Grades 4-8 Grades K-2; *Grades 3-4

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2nd Annual “Sparkle Day” at South Park Elementary Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the PTO of South Park Elementary School will be hosting the 2nd Annual SPARKLE Day on Friday, August 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 at the South Park Elementary Center. The event is a fun, family fair geared toward getting the children excited to be coming back to school. There will be food, games, prizes, pictures, entertainment and more! Your children may even spot their new teacher! Children 18 years and under get in for free. Adults cost $1.00 at the door. We hope to see you there!

The Athletic Association is also welcoming parent volunteers. Being involved in the organizing and coaching of our Athletic programs is the best way to know what’s going on, to offer your ideas and to make great memories with your children! We are currently in need of coaches for our Novice Basketball Program and of volunteers to help with concession organization. Please contact Athletic Association Chairman Keith Lanetz at (412)881-1220 or at kuzzbo@comcast.net for more information.

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Big Fun at the Monongahela Fire Department Carnival! The Monongahela Fire Department celebrated their 125 Anniversary as part of their annual Fireman’s Carnival held from July 14 – 19 at the Monongahela Aquatorium. Attendees enjoyed festival food, carnival rides, games and entertainment. The festivities were capped off with a fireworks display on July 18 and a parade on July 19. (PHOTOS BY MARIANNE KLEPPNER)

Alicia, Carley and Stone of Monongahela all look a little weary after this spinning ride!

Sara of Monongahela enjoys a ride on the swings.

Festival-goers take their shot at some BINGO!

Ryan of Monongahela swims with the fish on this wild ride!

“Festa” Time at St. Anthony’s in Monongahela! St. Anthony’s Church in Monongahela held their 15th Annual “Festa” June 27 – 29. A wide variety of homemade ethnic foods were a big hit, as was the standar carnival fare. A huge flea market, bake sale and plenty of games helped entertain guests and raise funds for the church. Fun was had by all! (PHOTOS BY LISA SATERNOS)

Marlee Dvorak, 7 years old from Monongahela, tees off at the Put Put Game.

Juliann and Lindsay Shaffer with little Malyea Hunt try their luck at the Plush Pick-A-Ticket.

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Jack & Beverly Dehainaut accompany Christina McMahon (11 years old) and Hannah Baker (11 years old) for a day of fun.

Carina Villella and her father Tom Villella, celebrates winning the Black & Gold game.

Dana McCall and 8 year old Jacob McCall, from Elizabeth, enjoy a game of Tic Tac Toe.

Helen DiSora helps out at the flea market.

Glen and Jenna Albert help at the Put Put game

Brittany Galaski from Monongahela shoots the hoops at the Festa

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Finleyville Firemen’s Carnival Delights Residents The Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Carnival July 21 – 26 at the St. Francis ball fields on Rt. 88 in Finleyville. This ever-popular event draws families and residents from throughout the south hills to enjoy a “carnival atmosphere” of great food, rides, games and more. (PHOTOS BY MARIANNE KLEPPNER)

The Peters Township Newcomers Club offers new friendships and activities for area women. Pictured are Jenna Jacobs, Suzanne Mackay and Grace Ensle.

Ava Konton (age 3) of Finleyville holds on tight while riding the Dragon Ride

Cub Scout Pack 1452 from Finleyville show their community pride!

Telling the public about the many activities for seniors at the Venetia Community Center are Bill and Alice Collar.

Images From Peter Township Community Day Over 150 Peters Township businesses and organizations participated in the 30th Annual Peters Township Community Day on Saturday, June 28 at Peterswood Park. The booths offered information, giveaways, and raffles. Food, music, and children’s activities were offered throughout the day, which was capped off with a giant fireworks display. (PHOTOS BY J.R. BROWER)

Finleyville Boro Maintenance Worker Tracy Lawrence drives the Finleyville Boro Truck. Special thanks to Tracy for all his extra work. The Mon Valley Honor Guard proudly march in the parade.

Warming up are Harry Funk and Ray Margiotta. Both are members of a band called The Basements.

Celia Werner, age 10, climbs the rope ladder, which was set up by Campus Life, a non-denominational Christian youth organization.

Miles Fegely (age 3) with his Great Aunt Denise going Fishing. Miles is from Meadowlands but his Great Grandmother lives in Finleyville. Dave Pearson (father) with son Matthew (age 3) of Finleyville - enjoying yet another ride!

Mason, Trevor and Mikayla Day try their luck to win a Goldfish. Behind them stands their mom Teresa Day and Grandmother Kathy Koskoski.

Lou Caley drives the Rainbow Express train sponsored by Comcast. Ella Cooper (age 3) of Monongahela riding the Sky Fighter

Fire trucks and emergency services vehicles from across the Mon Valley and South Hills were on hand to add some excitement to the parade.

Telling about Camp Bow Wow are Doreen Valentine-Martin and Jill Strangis.


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Monongahela Area Library 813 West Main Street Monongahela, PA 15063 (724) 258-5409 Summer Hours Sunday - Closed, Monday - 12-8 Tuesday - 10-6, Wednesday - 12-8 Thursday - 10-6, Friday - 12-5 Saturday - 10-4 Children’s Programs in August Tuesday - August 5 - Storytime - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday - August 12 - The Magic of Jason Christopher - 1:00 p.m. Friday - August 15 - End of Summer Reading Program Party - 1:00 p.m. Be sure to stop in and see our updated children’s section and new activities. We also have an ongoing book sale. Tickets are still available for the Heirloom Dandy Star Quilt.. For questions or information, please call 724-258-5409 however, you will be purchasing the semi-precious stone beads that you use. This month we are creating a woven bracelet out of Czech clear crystal and black beads clasped with 616 East sterling silver. TheMcMurray cost will beRoad $15.00 for all McMurray, PA 15317 materials. Space is limited so please call to 724-941-9430 register.\

Peters Township Public Library www.ptlibrary.org

Children’s Programs Chinese Language Lessons Ages: 6 - 12 When: August 11-15 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. daily Children will enjoy learning about Chinese culture, watching Chinese films, how to greet others in Chinese, and much more. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Become a Search Sleuth! When: Half hour session — you name the date and time! Become an expert in the library catalog and find what you need at the library! Fans of Fantasy Book Club Ages: Grades 4 and up Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Date: August 28 Fans of fantasy get together for a fun-filled night of games, snacks, prizes, crafts, movies, and much more! Girl’s Night Out Ages: Girls in grades 4th - 8th and their moms / caregivers Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Date: August 4 Enjoy reading, watching chick flicks, and sharing in this mother-daughter book club! Arts Activities/Programs Watercolor Pencils Ages: 4 - 6 Duration: 3 weeks, August 5 - 19 When: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: 7 - 13 Duration: 3 weeks, August 5 - 19 When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Cost: $12.00 plus supplies Students will learn basic techniques with

watercolor pencils. Register at the library’s circulation desk; please see supply list when registering. Young Adult Programs Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament Season When: Saturdays, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6 Time: Check in is at 11:00 a.m. Game play will begin at 11:30 a.m. You must check in before 11:30 a.m. in order to play. Ages: All Ages! Registration is required for each tournament session and is limited to 32 players. Tune In: Music Sharing Ages: Grades 6 - 12 When: Mondays, August 4 and 18 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. One week we will listen to songs of your choice and discuss the artist and their music video. At the next meeting we will explore a specific genre, like musicals or hip hop. No need to register – just drop in!

fundamentals of improvisation and come to understand their roots in acting training. For serious inquiries regarding this class, Mr. Nunnally may be reached at (412) 759-3971. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Chinese Language Lessons Ages: 12 and up Duration: 1 week, August 11 - 15 Monday - Friday, 12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. This program is designed for those who are interested in Chinese culture and/or are planning to visit China. Teen Movie Lounge Ages: Grades 6 - 12 When: Thursdays, August 7 and 21 Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. We’ll watch popular movies, movies based on books, and documentaries like Planet Earth.

Teen Writing Group Ages: Grades 6 - 12 When: Tuesday, August 5 and 29 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 Share your current and past writing projects with other teens. Come ready to share and give opinions to other writers. This program is on a drop-in basis. Comedy Improvisation Class Ages: 12 - 17 Duration: 2 weeks, August 4 - 15 When: Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $90.00 In the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and other similar improvisation shows, students will first become familiar with the basic

Something exciting is planned every day! Mondays – Science Sparks Explorations at 2 p.m. is a hands-on investigation of our world for elementary students. Please register for these classes. Tuesdays – Library Ant-ics in the Community Center at 10:30 a.m. provide entertainment for all ages. Elementary students are invited to BEE our guests and join us for some fun Anti-ics in the Community Center on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am.

Adult Programs

Book Club for Adults When: 3rd Wednesday of every month Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. August 20, 2008: The Old Man and the Sea Act One by Ernest Hemmingway Ages: Grades 6 - 12 When: 2nd Wednesday of every month When: Tuesdays, August 5, 12 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Time: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us to read aloud, workshop, and act out a August 13, 2008: An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor one-act play. Work with a different special guest actor from the Peters Township Theatre Wii Sports for Seniors Troupe during each session. When: Mondays Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Creatures Stay active this summer in the cool comfort of Ages: Grades 6 - 12 the Peters Township Public Library. We’ll use When: Wednesdays, August 6, 13 the large plasma TV and Nintendo Wii in the Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Each week we will read aloud a section of All new Teen Reading Room to stay fit. Join us and learn to play Wii Sports! Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Based on the section, participants will be Computer Programs given time to read and share animal books, draw, and/or search the library for related Doing Research on the Web materials to discuss. When: Wednesday, August 6 Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Genres Cost: $6.00 Ages: Grades 6 - 12 This hands-on course will teach students how When: Thursdays, August 7 and 14 to do research on the Internet. Topics covered Time: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Come to Genres where you will hear chapters will be search engines, search strategy structure and language, links, and an examination from The Giver and Holes read aloud, share of the various databases available in the your favorite tales with others, and explore library. Pre-registration is required. works you might have otherwise ignored. Late Night at the Library Ages: Grades 6 - 12 When: Fridays, August 1, 8, 15 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Come to the library for movies, root beer floats, Fear Factor challenges, open mic, costume parties, mix CD swaps, and more! Register at the library’s circulation desk.

Township Library! Keep track of the time you read in the folders provided (or, for the first time, on-line this year!) and collect great weekly prizes as well as enter to win other prizes raffled at the end of the program. A special Read-To-Me Club is for the littlest listeners who can’t yet read on their own.

Presentations with PowerPoint When: Tuesday, August 12 Time: 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Cost: $6.00 In this class, students will learn about slide design, themes and backgrounds, inserting illustrations, text and tables, formatting text, paragraphs, fonts and drawing, saving slides, printing slides, and will discuss compatibility issues related to the recently installed Microsoft Office 2007 programs at the library. Pre-registration is required.. C

South Park Library 2575 Brownsville Road South Park, PA 15129 (412) 833-5585

Children’s Programs Summer Reading Club and Read-to-me Club (Through August 9) Children of all ages are invited to Catch the Reading Bug this summer at the South Park

August 5 – Magician Steve Haberman will help us to Catch the Reading Bug in his highenergy, fun-filled educational show that utilizes magic, storytelling, and lots of audience participation to teach kids all about using their imaginations and the power of reading! Wednesdays – Stop in the library any time to find the Reading Bug Book hidden on a shelf in the children’s room and pick a special prize! Thursdays – Creepy, Crawly Crafts at 2 p.m. in the children’s room for elementary students. August 7 – Bug Hats Please register each week for the craft programs by calling the library at 412-833-5585. A special ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ Puppet show is planned on Monday, August 11 in the Community Center which focuses on bullying. Children in grades K-2 are invited at 1:30 p.m. and students in grades 3-4 at 2:30 p.m. Of course, the big Summer Reading Wrap-up Party will be held on Tuesday, August 12 at 1 p.m. in the Community Center. The featured entertainment will be the Carnegie Natural History Museum’s stage production of It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Bug! Summer Family Storytime Mondays, August 4 at 7 p.m. Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to discover the bugs at the library with Miss Tami at a fun family night that includes stories, games, fingerplays, and crafts! Teen Programs Mother-daughter book club Monday August 18 at 7:00 p.m. Join in the lively discussions, fun crafts, and great snacks! Teen movie nights Wednesday August 6 at 6:30 p.m. Join your friends for some frighteningly fun flicks this summer! Murder at the library Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. Bring yourself and all your brave friends to the library while it is closed to solve this liveaction murder mystery…….if you dare!


August 2008 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 65 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER Beading for the girls Thursday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. Girls, get ready to go back to school in style with a new necklace or bracelet you get to design yourself! There is a materials charge fee of $12-$15 for the program.

using food as a way to feel better, but find themselves slipping back into old patterns. As a mental health clinician, counselor and behavioral therapist, he has worked with both children and adults helping them create positive and lasting changes in their lives.

Adult Events

Be a “Big (Healthy) Loser” Thursday, August 14 at 7:00p.m. Pharmacist at Prescription Center Plus, Jill Lavella is back to talk about how taking specific vitamins and supplements can help you reach your goal of healthy living.

Cultural Events at the Library Wednesday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. On the fourth Wednesday of the month, look for a different cultural event at the library. These events are geared for, but not limited to, older adults. In August, we will welcome local author Todd DePastino. Todd will be talking about his new books “Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front’ and “Willie & Joe: The WWII Years” the first complete collection of Mauldin’s World War II cartoons. World War II buffs will really enjoy this! Please call 412833-5585 to register. Be a “Big Loser” for South Park Library It’s not too late to join! Going on now Thru Labor Day If you’ve been wanting to start a weight loss and/or exercise program, now is the time! Join team South Park to compete against Whitehall Library in a “Biggest Loser” contest. Registration is required with a small entry fee of $5.00. Get ready to win prizes, have fun and get healthy with your neighbors! We’ve got lots of fun activities planned so stop by and check us out for the healthiest summer ever! Be a “Big (Positively Happy) Loser” Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. Do you eat without thinking? Do you eat to make yourself feel better? Using humor and practical suggestions, Chuck Slatyon, M.Ed. offers hope to those who have tried to stop

Adult Summer Reading Program Now through August 18 Are you planning to tackle your “to read list” this summer? If so, come to the library and sign up for our Annual Summer Reading Program. It’s easy! Sign up at the library, stock up on books, and head to your favorite outdoor spot. Fill out a slip for each book you’ve read and turn it in to the library and be eligible to win some great prizes drawn weekly. You can even email the titles to us at neiportd@einetwork.net. easier than this. South Park Township Library “Book Lust” Club Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Book Club will be discussing “Mistress of the Art of Death” by Ariana Franklin. Please call to register if you are new to the club. South Park Library Jewelry Designer Group Wednesday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. The beading group meets monthly to make a new and original project. The class is free;

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

• Official Entry Form • (Deadline for entries is August 12) Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. When is the Saint Francis of Assisi Family Picnic? Pittsburgh is celebrating its birthday for how many years? What is the name of the beauty salon that opened a new location in Elizabeth? 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 July Pizza Puzzler winners! JIM MOORE - McMurray • CHARLOTTE FIELDS - Finleyville

Cindy’s Perfect Puzzles! By Cindy Bartolotta

August Word Search! As summer holidays go, Community Day at Kennywood ranks almost as important as Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. Take a trip down memory lane with amusement rides both old and new. Play some games, eat lots of food, and stroll through the Penny Arcade!

Caterpillar Dodge’em Cars Ferris Wheel Food Fun House Games Jack Rabbit Laser Loop Laugh in the Dark

Log Jammer Merry go Round Mighty Mouse Monongahela Monster Noah’s Ark Octopus Old Mill Penny Arcade Pirate Ship

Racer Roller Coaster Satellite Scrambler Thunderbolt Tilt a Whirl Train Turnpike Turtle


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Entertainment Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! AUGUST Badlands Bar & Grille 724-348-8030 3540 Washington Ave, Finleyville 2 - Steel Town 9 - Shelly Duff 16 - Austin Nichols 23 - The Next 30 - Lyndsay Neal & Kickback Club Octane 724-317-8326 227 McKean Ave, Charleroi Entertainment starts at 6:00PM 2 - Kills and Thrills, Disarming Arctica 9 - Make Them Bleed, Silence the Sanity, Land Mynd, Maesion, Out of Guard 11 - Terror, The Warriors, Death Before Dishonor, CDC, Trapped Under Ice 18 - Sender Receiver, Menorrhagia, Dead Will Rise, AWHYC, Desent to Cocytus, Malevolece Cousin Vinny’s Bar & Grille 724-489-4670 416 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi Entertainment 9:30PM - 1:30AM 16 - Fynal Tyme II (acoustic open stage) 30 - Steel Town Thursdays - DJ Jim Johnson Eck’s Restaurant & Lounge 1-877-EAT-ECKS 1574 Fourth Street, Monongahela 8 - F-BOMB & Punk Bands Elrama Tavern 412-384-3630 • 1520 Rt 837, Elrama 9 - Elderado Kings 15 - Scott Spahr 22 - The Regular Joes Every Monday - Free Jukebox 9:0011:00PM Floreffe Hotel Pizzeria & Lounge 412-384-9927 1617 State St., Jefferson Hills Friday, August 1st - Father & Son Band 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM NO COVER! Freddie’s II 412-833-1830 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park Thursdays - Magician Jason Christopher 6:30-8:30 Hey Andy Sportsbar and Lounge 724-258-4755 1221 W Main St, Monongahela 1 - Shovel Head 2 - Jades

9 - The Klick 15 - Orlean Gypsy 16 - Unreal 23 - Lyndsay Neal & Kickback 29 - Old Skool Hot House Tap and Grille 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela Entertainment 9:00PM - 1:30AM Tuesdays - Karaoke/DJ Thursdays - Karaoke/DJ Fridays - Karaoke/DJ Saturdays - Live Bands The Kickstand Bar & Restaurant 412-384-3080 1100 Hayden Blvd 1 - Wizdom Martini’s Restaurant and Lounge 412-384-5910 1215 Rt 885 South, Jefferson Hills Wednesdays -7:30PM - John Mulkerin (piano player/singer) Thursdays - 8:00PM - John Mulkerin (piano player/singer) Fridays - 8:30 - Spider Rondinelli and the Pittsburgh Jazz Giants Saturdays - 3:00 - 6:00 - Spider Rondinelli & the Pittsburgh Jazz Giants Newman’s Restaurant and Lounge 412-653-6440 611 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills 1 - Night Star 2 - Rhythm Shakers 7 - Ladies Night 6-9 8 - Night Star 9 - Vintage Buzz 15 - Johnny Van 22 - Night Star 23 - Rhombus 29 - Night Star 30 - Occasional Olde Large Hotel 412-384-9950 510 Oak Rd, Jefferson Hills 1 - The Fennels 8 - The Regular Joes 9 - J Wyiler 15 - The Elderado Kings 22 - Tony Mollick Band 29 - Full Tilt 30 - Marty

PUMP UP the VOLUME! by Mandy Withers-Koz lowski

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 Pit Stop Bar and Grille 412 -384 -7487 1473 Rt. 837, Elrama 2 - Down The Hatch & Ragweed 16 - Guest Bartender: Mama C 9-midnight Sundays - Bikes & Beers 2-4 Wednesdays - Flip Night Thursdays - Ladies Night Saturdays - Free Juke box 9-1

2 - Karaoke w/ Ricki 8 - Fynal Tyme II 9 - Karaoke w/ Ricki 15 - Blue Print 16 - Karaoke w/ Ricki 22 - Plum Loco 23 - Karaoke w/ Ricki 29 - Bill Couch 30 - Karaoke w/ Ricki Wednesdays - Karaoke w/ Joe

River House Cafe 724-565-5700 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi Entertainment - 9:30PM -1:30AM 9 - Blind Date 16 - Lyndsay Neil & Kickback 30 - Broken Spoke

Sweeney’s Cafe & Pub 724-929-8383 1713 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon Entertainment - 9:00PM - 1:00AM 2 - Impact 8 - DJ Stan the Man 16 - Angel and the Prophets 21 - Coors Light Girls 22 - DJ Cobra 29 - Brynn Marie Thursdays - Karaoke

Rockin’ Willies Roadhouse 724-745-8844 2476 Washington Road (Rt. 19 South), Canonsburg Entertainment Nightly Monday Sunday Tuesdays - Jam Night w/ The Jam Band and Don Cappa The Guitarman Various singers and players - all musicians welcome Royal Place 412-882-8000 2660 Library Rd (Rt. 88), Pittsburgh 1 - DJ 2 - Neutral Loss 8 - Night Life 9 - Mean Streat, Black Sunday, The Doors Experience 16 - 3 AM 23 - Steel Town 29 - My 69, Trigger Roy’s By The Tracks 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville 1 - Bill Ali

Terrace Gardens 412-233-2626 1180 Woodland Ave, Clairton 2 - Ez Action 8 - Majestics II 15 - Todd Jones 22 - Gas House Annie 29 - Regular Joes The Trolley Stop Inn 412-835-9600 6247 Library Rd, Bethel Park Sundays - Karaoke 10PM Fridays - Magician Jason Christopher 7-9PM Valley Hotel 412-233-9800 1004 New England Hollow Rd Jefferson Boro Wednesdays - Karaoke w/ Frogster Fridays - Open Stage Night - all musicians welcome


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------- AUTOMOTIVE ------Original 302 DZ Engine, long block, numbers visible. Best offer: 724-348-5230. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Corvette Cargo Net – Keep your junk in the trunk where it belongs instead of letting it hit you in the back of your head during a quick stop. Brand new, in the bag. Fits Corvette 1998-04 convertibles and 1999-2000 coupes. Retails for $65; asking $30. Call 724-782-0327 or 412-720-0648 (cell). ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Corvette Magazine – 33 lightly read issues, all in perfect shape. From September 2002 (premier issue) through June 2007, except November 2005; February, May, August, and November 2006; and February and May 2007. Newsstand price is $169; asking $80. Call 724-782-0327 or 412-720-0648 (cell). ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 BLACK LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, excellent condition, 93,000 highway miles, inspected 4/08, must see, $12,000 (412) 896-9342 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4X4. One owner w/ 100K bumper to bumper warranty. Odometer is 84,500. Always garaged. Running boards, front deflector, extra set of winter wheels. All options; Leather, Heated seats, Tow package, 8-way power seats, Fog lights, Air, Alloy Wheels, Cruise, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Tilt, AM/FM stereo with 6 disk CD changer. Asking $8850. 724-258-2332 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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------- EDUCATION ------HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast, affordable, accredited. FREE brochure. Call now! 1-800-532-6546, ext. 532 www.continentalacademy.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast Affordable & Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 412. www.continentalacademy.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. Low Payment Plan, For better Job future career. Call for free Brochure 1-800-264-8330. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL. www.diplomafromhome.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- EMPLOYMENT ------RN or LPN to assist with care for 59 yr old male in South Park/Library. Variable shifts/time frames available. 412-851-8417. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Front desk position available for local Chiropractor. Part-time, 20-25 hrs/week (M, W, TH). Ability to multitask, good interpersonal skills, and computer proficiency are essential. Send resume to chirofrontdesk@gmail.com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Personal Care Attendant for 59 yr old male in South Park/Library. Needs assistance with bathing, dressing, meals, light housekeeping and activities. Varied shifts available. Background check and references required. Call 412-851-8417. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Experienced prep & line cooks wanted. All shifts. Salary negotiable. Call: 412-233-2626 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Experienced barmaid. Evening shifts. Call: 412-233-2626 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BAR & KITCHEN HELP NEEDED! Peters Creek Pub. 2103 Rankintown Rd., Finleyville. Please call 724-348-6607 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Advertising Sales – Friendly, outgoing, personable and motivated individuals needed to learn the advertising business and sell for local community newspaper. Great parttime opportunity. Work from home, flexible schedule. Call 412-249-8177, or e-mail resume to: E-mail to: dhaniford@unionfinley.com. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

NOW SEEKING MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL FOR GENERAL MANAGER POSITION. SALARY COMMENSURABLE WITH EXPERIENCE. ALSO, IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR SHIFT MANAGERS, COOKS AND DRIVERS. FLEXIBLE HOURS. GREAT WORKING ENVIRONMENT. APPLY AT 3527 WASHINGTON AVENUE LOCATION. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GOVERNMENT JOBS. $12-$48.00/Hour, full benefits. Paid training. Administrative, Security, More! FT/PT. 1-800-320-9353. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYSTERY SHOPPERS! Earn up to $150 daily. Get paid to shop pt/ft. Call now 800690-1272. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment School. 3 wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt NOW. Toll free 866362-6497 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED - Paid to Pose as Customer, Evaluate Services of Local Stores, Restaurants & Theaters. Flexible hours, no experience necessary, training provided. 1-800-585-9024,Ext.6750. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DATA ENTRY PROCESSORS NEEDED! Earn $3,500 - $5,000 Weekly Working from Home! Guaranteed Paychecks! No Experience Necessary! Positions Available Today! Register Online Now! www.BigPayWork.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1000 Envelopes = $6000 GUARANTEED! Receive $6 for every envelope stuffed. 24hr information. 1-866-861-0703, code11. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS FROM HOME! Year-round Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! TOLL FREE 1-866-844-5091, No-MD ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $8000 GUARANTEED! Receive $8 for every envelope stuffed with our sales material. 24/hr. Information 1-877-220-4470. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ***LIVE LIKE A ROCKSTAR!*** Hiring 18-24 sharp, motivated guys/gals, Immediate Coast to Coast Travel. No Exp Req. Transportation Provided, Return Trip Guaranteed! 1-866-745-3172 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 888-349-5387. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– POST OFFICE NOW HIRING. Avg. $20/hr. $57K/yr. including Fed. Benefits, OT. Placed by adSource, not USPS who hires. 1-866-483-1057 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $$$ 19 PEOPLE WANTED $$$ - $1,200-$4,400 Weekly Working from Home assembling Information packets. No Experience Necessary! Start Immediately! FREE Information 24hrs. CALL NOW! 1-888-222-0833 (Dept.75) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Maintenance Position available for 36 unit rental property in Finleyville P/T approx. 25 hrs/per wk Duties incl. grounds care, snow removal, painting, janitorial, general knowledge of carpentry, electrical & plumbing required. For more info. or to schedule an appt. call 724-348-5099 TDD #711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

HOME REFUND JOBS! Earn $3,500-$5,000 Weekly Processing Company Refunds Online! Guaranteed Paychecks! No Experience Needed! Positions Available Today! Register Online Now! www.RebateWork.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ***AWESOME JOB*** Hiring 18-24 sharp, motivated guys/gals, Immediate Coast to Coast Travel. No Exp Req. Transportation Provided, Return Trip Guaranteed! 1-866745-3172 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY For Store Evaluations. Local Stores, Restaurants, & Theaters. Training Provided, Flexible Hours. Assignments Available NOW!! 1-800-585-9024 ext. 6262 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $$$ HELP WANTED $$$ -Earn Extra income assembling CD cases from Home. No Experience necessary. Call our Live Operators NOW! 1-800-267-3944 Ext 104 www.easywork-greatpay.com. unavailable (MD,WI,SD,ND) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS FROM HOME! Year-round Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry & More! TOLL FREE 1-866-844-5091 *** Not available in MD*** ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DATA ENTRY PROCESSORS NEEDED! Earn $3,500 - $5,000 Weekly Working from Home! Guaranteed Paychecks! No Experience Necessary! Positions Available Today! Register Online Now! www.DataPositions.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mystery Shoppers earn summer gas money. Up to 150$/day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Exp not req. 800-742-6941 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BECOME A SURROGATE MOTHER: Generous Compensation. Established program seeking women 21-45 to carry couples biological babies. Prior birth experience required. Non-smokers 1-888-363-9457 M.Brisman, Esq www.reproductivelawyer.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– "Can You Dig It?" Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt Now. 866-362-6497 American Construction Train LLC ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NAT'L ORGANIZATION NOW HIRING Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr. including Federal Benefits and OT. Placed by adSource 1-866-644-5727 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANNA COOL JOB??? Start a New Career as a Nationally Certified HVAC Technician! 3.5 wk program. No Experience. Local job placement assistance. Call it's HOT! 1-877-994-9904 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


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-------- FINANCIAL / INSURANCE ------$$$ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!! Injury Lawsuit dragging? Need $500 $500,000++ within 48 hours? Call 1-877-386-3692, www.casepay.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– IRS TAX Problems? Settle for less- Eliminate penalties, interest charges & tax liens. Confidential FREE consultation 1-800-383-5270 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AFFORDABLE HEALTH $163.11 Individuals, $380.41 Family, $20 Co-pay. Doctors, Hospitalization, $75 Urgent Care, $15 Generic, Dental, Vision. Everyone's Accepted. 800-930-1796 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TOO MANY BILLS? Pay off your debts up to 50-80% off. One low affordable monthly payment. 98% Approval Rate. 1-866-608-BILL (2455) Visit www.paylesssolutions.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTENTION! Behind on mortgage, credit cards, taxes? Purchasing a home but can't get approved? I CAN HELP! Ryan at 717-475-0195 Old Guard Mortgage –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DEBT SOLUTIONS. Bill Consolidation, Mortgages, Fast Cash, Loans. Good/Bad Credit Welcome. No Application Fees. Toll-Free 1-866-608-BILL (2455) Visit www.paylesssolutions.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $$CASH$$ Immediate Cash for Structured Settlements, Annuities, Lawsuit, Mortgage Notes & Cash Flows. J.G. Wentworth #1 (866)494-3711 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– IRS or State Tax Problems? Get instant relief! Call Matt 1-800-487-1992 (FSTN) www.safetaxhelp.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEED A LOAN? Bad Credit? Bankruptcy? Repo? Personal Consolidation or Business Loans available. "Helping People with Credit Problems since 1991" Financial Specialty Services (800) 654-1816 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $$CASH$$ - Immediate Cash for Structured Settlements, Annuities, Lawsuits, Inheritances, Mortgage Notes & Cash Flows. J.G. Wentworth #1 1-(800) 794-7310 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CASH ADVANCE. NO CREDIT? NO PROBLEM! #1 IN CUSTOMER SERVICE. 1-888-257-7524. YOURCASHBANK.COM. Void where prohibited by law. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Get Tax Relief Now!!! STOP: Liens, Levies and Seizures Penalty and Interest Charges Call Jim 1-800-487-1992 or www.safetaxhelp.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BURIED IN CREDIT CARD DEBT. We can save you thousands & lower your monthly payments! Call Debt Relief Hotline for your FREE consultation. 800-399-2410. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE CASH GRANTS/PROGRAMS! $100-$500,000++ **2008!** NEVER REPAY! Housing, School, Business, Some Personal/Medical Bills. Grant Resource Package! +Other Money Solutions! Live Operators! 1-800-270-1213 Ext. 191 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after approval? Compare our lower rates. APPLY NOW 1-866-386-3692 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Are You Drowning in Debt? Financially Stressed Out? We can save you thousands & Stop the Harassment! Get Help Now with a FREE Consultation! Call 1-888-246-2304 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Are you worried about your debt? InCharge can help you become debt-free, lower your interest rates, payments, and stop the collection calls! Call today! 1-877-697-0069 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------ HEALTH/MEDICAL/FITNESS-----VIAGRA/CIALIS, VIAGRA/CIALIS. Save $300 40 for $99.00. 888-942-2262, 24/7. www.WESAVEONDRUGS.COM –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ONLINE PHARMACY - Buy Soma, Ultram, Fioricet, Prozac, Buspar, 90 Qty $51.99, 180 Qty. $84.99. PRICE INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION! We will match any competitor’s price! 1-866-450-1176. PhoneMedication.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– VIAGRA CIALIS - SAVE $300. 40 PILLS - $99.00. THAT'S RIGHT!... SAVE $300. 40 PILLS - $99.00. FREE PRESCRIPTION. LOWEST PRICES! ORDER NOW! 1888-942-2262. SAVE ON DRUGS, LLC ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------ ITEMS FOR SALE -----For Sale: Guitar - Yamaha six string acoustic guitar, case, music, accessories, excellent condition. $150 firm (724) 348-8028 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Portable hospital bed - $75. Call 724-328-1766. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Disk (farm), 5 ft. – 3 pt. hitch. $400. Call 724-348-5992. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Trailer (farm), dual wheels, titled. $500. Call 724-348-5992. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cast iron claw foot bath tub (1912) – good condition. $75. 724-258-4240 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Corvette Magazine – 33 lightly read issues, all in perfect shape. From September 2002 (premier issue) through June 2007, except November 2005; February, May, August, and November 2006; and February and May 2007. Newsstand price is $169; asking $80. Call 724-782-0327 or 412-720-0648 (cell). –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE Piano – Aeolian. Electric / manual. Pecan wood. Excellent condition. Large assortment of piano rolls. You haul. 724-348-4859 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hotpoint Self Cleaning Cook Top Electric Stove Black. $350 or best offer. Call 724-2587964. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Two(2) Kayaks for sale. $100 each, or both for $175. 412-384-8229 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 SeaDoo Speedster Boat, 16’5”, 2 prop, jet drive, 80 hp, with Shore Lander trailer. $6800. Call 412-337-1493. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 17-foot aluminum Canoe. $200. 412-384-8229 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FOR SALE - One New Bifold door 36"x 80"x1-3/8" $20.00, Black & Decker 18" Electric mulching mower, like new, $80.00 , Girl's 20" Schwinn bicycle, like new, $25.00. Call 724-258-4815. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Frigidaire gas range, self clean crown model, white, great condition. $275.00 American Standard 9" double bowl white sink with white Delta pullout faucet great cond. $100.00 (724) 348-0515 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bunk Beds w/mattresses, never used, solid wood with a heavy duty oak finish $285. 724747-9216 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Super Steelers Super Bowl games. 1970’s VHS tapes of the actual Super Bowl games including the classic commercials and pre-postgame footage. These are not the highlight films. Actual recorded games! Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV. $100 for the complete set of four. A MUST HAVE for any true Steeler fan. Great as a gift. Call 412279-1117. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cherrywood Charmglow 33" Electric Fireplace. Mantle/Cabinet/Base. 4,500 BTU. 51Wx51H. Heater unused. Orig. $699 Asking $275. 724-348-7039 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– LAWNMOWERS! - Used Lawn Boys, Honda mowers, Snappers, All different types. 25 Lawn Boys, all 2-cycle. Great for landscaping. Self propelled and push. Taking tradeins. Call 724-745-6489. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vent-free Natural Gas Compact Fireplace. Like new. $200. 724-348-8316 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Miniature horse cart and harness for sale - black metal cart and black leather harness for medium to large miniature horse or small pony. (724)348-8028. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carry all trailer, 4 by 6 foot, can carry 500 pounds, turn signals, fits in two inch hitch, needs no license. $250 firm. Call 412-831-8998. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GIGANTIC MIRRORS. Jobsite leftovers, 48”x100”x1/4” (15), $99/each. 72”x100”x1/4” (11), $145/each. 72”x50”x1/4” w/1” Bevel, $115/each. 84”x60” w/1” Bevel, $135/each. Free delivery. Installation available. A & J Wholesale, 800-473-0619. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDROOM 8-PIECE $975 NEW BOXED. ALL WOOD SLEIGH/MISSION WITH 10-YEAR WARRANTY. MATTRESS SET. HANDCRAFTED, DOVETAILED FURNITURE 412-494-7351. Will Deliver. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDS - "PLUSH/PILLOWTOPS, ORTHOPEDIC AND MEMORY FOAM" FULL... $169. QUEEN...$189. KING SIZE. MATTRESS, ALL NEW. SEALED IN PLASTIC W/10 YR. WARRANTY DELIVERY AVAIL. IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE CALL 412-787-9128 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDROOM 8-PIECE $975 New Boxed. All wood sleigh/mission with 10-year warranty. Mattress Set. Handcrafted, dovetailed furniture. 412-494-7351. Will Deliver. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HOT TUB/SPA - Loaded! 7hp, dual pumps, hydromassaging package, waterfall, and cover. Brand new. Still in plastic. Cost $7800. Sell only $3800. Call 412-494-7351. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDROOM SET Top quality furniture. Has dovetailed drawers, solid construction. Never used, still in boxes. Cost $3500. Must sell $975. 412-494-3143 after 5 p.m. (412787-9128) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

HOT TUB UP TO 6 PEOPLE. Deluxe model with 2 pumps. Never set up, must sell. Original retail $7800. Asking $3800. Truck available to move. (412-787-9128) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN, Trumpet, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1-516-377-7907. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– POLE BUILDINGS: 24X32X10, 30X40X10, 40X60X12, 50X100X14. BEST PRICES AROUND! Many other sizes available. Painted steel roofs and sides. Fully erected on your site. www.fettervillesales.com 800-331-1875 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WET BASEMENT? Don't wait until it's too late! Basement Waterproofing inside and outside remedies. Wall Straightening and Rebuilds Crawl Space Excavation, footers and floors. Large Local Company. Insured & BBB Member. Fix it for LE$$. Discounts available. 1-800-343-2357 www.abetterchoiceinc.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN/www.woodfordbros.com MDHIC #05-121-861 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEW TOMCAT BLUEBERRY PLANTS AVAILABLE FROM AMERICAN BLUEBERRY CO. FOR HARDINESS ZONES 3,4,5! Huge cash crop needs very little land. 1 acre can yield 4000-7000 lbs. of blueberries. A small 1/4 acre plot can yield a very attractive income. Blueberries sell in stores and Farmers Markets for about $3.99/lb. YOU DO THE MATH! TomCat Blueberries can be planted for $8-$9/per bush. Order now for fall planting! 715-549-6630. Starter package/12 bushes as little as $179+SH. Lower prices on higher quantity. www.americanblueberrycompany.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– * REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * - Get a 4-room, all-digital satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting under $20. Free Digital Video Recorders to new clients. So call now, 1-800-795-3579. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STOP SWIMMING IN CHLORINE! Non-Chemical Pool/Spa Purifiers: The Healthy alternative to chemicals. Information @ www.lifeguardsystems.com or 1-800-6PURIFY. 10% Disc. + FREE Shipping w/ad –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES - WHOLESALE! T$299, F-$349, Q-$399, K-$499, ADJUSTABLES - $799. FREE DELIVERY. 25 YEAR WARRANTY. 60 NIGHT TRIAL. 1-800-ATSLEEP. 1-800-287-5337. WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE DIRECTV 4 Room System! All 265+ Channels FREE 4 Months! Includes Movie Channels! 95 HD Channels! Ends Soon, Ask How! Packages Start $29.99! FREE DVR/HD! 1-800-620-0058 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- ITEMS WANTED ------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. Buying all types of antiques – anything old. 724-483-3099. Hunters: I am buying all expired Pa hunting licenses. Paying up to $300 for doe licenses from Allegheny, Beaver, Greene and Washington Counties. I buy all cloth, metal and paper licenses. Cash paid. Please call me with your licenses. Nick 412-494-9111. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pleasant Hills gardener wants a larger vegetable garden for 2008 season. Looking for 25 x 50 ft plot in the West Jefferson Hills School District or Finleyville Area. Contact Sam at 412-915-8954 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED: PINBALL MACHINE, ARCADE VIDEO GAME & coin operated items, ANY CONDITION, cash paid, semi-quick removal. 412-559-8477. E-mail: ed@ataboy.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED: Used Stihl chain saws, used 2 stage snow blowers, Mantis tiller, Rear tire tillers, Lawn Boy mowers, Honda mowers. Need not be running. Pay cash! 724-745-6489 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin. 1930s - 1960s. Top cash paid. 1-800-401-0440. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

TAP INTO THE POWER OF THE MESSENGER. Call today to learn more.

412.249.8177 _______________ Over 600 area businesses and organizations have advertised in this newspaper. Isn’t it about time that yours did too?

**OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. 1930's thru 1960's. TOP CASH PAID! The Guitar Collector. 1-800-401-0440. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

-------- MISCELLANEOUS ----Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-8257233 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $CASH FOR GOLD$. We buy Gold, Silver & Platinum. Get Cash NOW! Highest Payouts - Satisfaction Guaranteed. 888-245-4517. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HOT TUB UP TO 6 PEOPLE. Luxury model with 2 pumps. Never set up, must sell. Original retail $7800. Asking $3800. Truck available to move. (412-787-9128) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE Equipment, FREE 4 Room Installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade. Packages from $29.99/mo. Call Direct Sat TV for details 1-800-380-8939. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP: Exchange Student program seeking volunteer host families for foreign exchange students OR people to represent program in communities (extra money) 1-877-461-8350 www.internationalfellowship.org/~wac –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784. www.CenturaOnline.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HOT TUB/SPA - LOADED! 7HP, DUAL PUMPS, HYDROMASSAGING PACKAGE, WATERFALL, AND COVER. BRAND NEW. STILL IN PLASTIC. COST $7800. SELL ONLY $3800. CALL 412-494-7351. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A BRAND NEW COMPUTER - Bad or NO Credit – No Problem. Brand Name laptops & Desktops. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW 1-800-640-0656 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-5387 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin. 1930s - 1960s. Top cash paid. 1-800-401-0440. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CHRISTIAN DATING & FRIENDSHIP SERVICE. Over 100,000 members, countless relationships & marriages since 1989. Singles over 40 call anytime for a free package, 1-800-437-1926 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– POST OFFICE NOW HIRING. Avg. $20/hr. $57K/yr. including Fed. Benefits, OT. Placed by adSource, not USPS who hires. 1-866-483-1057 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $$CASH$$ - Immediate cash for structured Settlements, Annuities, Lawsuits, Inheritances, Mortgage Notes & Cash Flows. J.G. Wentworth #1. 1-800-794-7310. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV FREE 4 Room System! 265+ Channels! Starts $29.99! FREE HBO + Showtime + Starz! 95 HD Channels! FREE DVR/HD! No Start up costs! Local Installers! 1-800-973-9044 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ACR METAL Roofing and Siding. Low Cost, Fast Delivery, Agricultural, Commercial, Residential, Pole Barn Packages, Trims, Fasteners, Reflective Insulation, Door Track. Free Literature, 1-800-325-1247 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. CALL NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 512 www.continentalacademy.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEED A LOAN? No credit - BAD credit - Bankruptcy - Repossession - Personal Loans - Auto Loans - Consolidation Loans AVAILABLE! "We have been helping people with credit problems since 1991". Call 1-800-654-1816. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– We Buy Gold, Silver and Platinum Jewelry! -Get paid cash within 24 hours for your jewelry. No cost, instant cash, insured shipping Please call 1-877-GOLD-019 or www.cash4gold –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand-Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No problem. Smallest weekly payments available. It's yours NOW. Call 800-932-4501 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


August 2008 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 69 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE Equipment, FREE 4 room installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade. Packages from $29.99/mo. Call Direct Sat TV for details. 1-888-455-9515. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 888-349-5387. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 Only, 25x32, 30x44, 40x62, 45x74. Must Move Now! Selling For Balance Owed/Free Delivery! 1-800-411-5869 x89 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

-------- 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. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– West Pike Equine Fun Show - July 27th, August 16th, Sept 13th. English/western open show. For more information contact: Amanda 724-239-2056 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

---------- PETS ----------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 ------FINLEYVILLE - One bedroom apartment, ranch style, no steps involved, equipped kitchen, large living room, plenty closet space, energy efficient, newly painted, big backyard, good sun direction, parking space, near bus line, ideal for elderly. Rent $375+Utility. Call 412-833-2089. FOR SALE - Investment property; 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534 (Please line box the ad in and bold the word Investment Property) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– New Eagle Main Street. Store Front; 1200 sq. ft; Newly Remodeled. Handicap Parking in front. 724-555-6534 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– New Eagle Main Street. Office Space, formerly physicians office. 1200 sq. feet. Rent Negotiable. 724-554-6534 or 724-258-3773 (Please line box this ad in) FOR RENT - New Eagle - Main Street. Office Space, Formerly physicians office; 1200 sq. feet. Rent negotiable. 724-554-6534 or 724-2583773. Mobile home for sale. Monongahela area. 3 bedroom trailer for sale, located on Route 88 bus line. Inside gentle pet acceptable. Ringgold School District. Asking $8,300 or will consider a “rent to own” program with first and last months rent down. Monthly trailer rent is $150 to $200 per month at 0% interest. Mobile home park rent is $200 per month and includes garbage. HUD accepted. Call 724-258-9115. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– House for rent, 1113 Water Street, Brownsville. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Whole house air conditioning. Inside gentle pet acceptable. Fenced in yard, storage shed, off street parking. $450 per month plus utilities. HUD accepted. First and last month rent required. Call 724-350-5983. Investment Property FOR SALE - ; 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534 House for rent. Elizabeth Boro, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. No pets. $550 month + utilities. $300 security dep. Call 724-328-1766. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mobile Home for rent. New Eagle. Private lot, 3 bedroom, central air. No pets. $475 month + utilities. $300 security dep. Call 724-328-1766. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FOR RENT - Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new "Paradise Resort" in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website - www.oceanfrontcondorentals.com/ParadiseResort.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 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Mobile home for sale, Beautiful Skyline doublewide, 28x70, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, Huge kitchen with island and all GE appliances, family room with fireplace, living room, dining room, laundry room and master bath suite. Central air, electric heat and tons of upgrades. Has 8x10 storage shed and 2 decks. Located in Voyager Estates, West Newton. Can be moved. $53,000 724-348-6738 or 724-309-4993. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Union Township House For Sale - Updated throughout and in move-in condition, this 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath multi-level boasts neutral décor, a large back yard, two-tiered deck and above ground pool. $189,900. Call 412-719-8961. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR LEASE - Bentleyville-Large building, many uses, store front, kitchen and warehouse or mechanic shop. Perfect location and parking. Can be lease in units. Call for details. Jefferson Hills Real Estate 412-653-4000 or Patty Shaffer 412-915-8710. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cemetery Plots. Jefferson Memorial Park - 4 adjacent lots in "The Garden of the Well" Lot 112A. $2500/all. Can divide. 724-348-5072 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Office/Retail Available! New Construction located in Finleyville (Brownsville Rd. Ext.) 1,000-3,000 sq. ft. available. $10-$12/sq. ft. Call: 724-348-7545. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– We Buy Duplexes and Multi-Family houses! - Seeking to purchase multi-family housing, duplexes, four-plexes, and apartment buildings throughout the Mon Valley and South Hills areas. Distressed and foreclosed properties OK. Call today! 412-760-2291. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Building for rent: South Park Township; 4,000 square feet. Includes offices, workshop, garage, and storage area. $1,250 / month + utilities. Phone 412-833-0107 or 412-200-0449. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WAREHOUSE/STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT - Finleyville. Different sizes available. Call 724-348-6688 for details. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Govt Foreclosed Homes! Low $ down! Call now! 800-498-8619 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TEXAS LAND SALE! 20-acre Ranches near BOOMING El Paso. Good road access. ONLY $14,900, $200/down, $145 per mo. Money Back Guarantee. No credit checks. 1-800-755-8953, www.sunsetranches.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NC MOUNTAINS. Incredible views, mountain cabins, riverfront . . . We've got it all! 2.2acs. w/new log cabin shell, only $99,900. Financing. 1-828-652-8700 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN ACREAGE. 2 acre beautiful homesite. Million $ view! Secluded, utilities, overlooking Tennessee River, close to Marina, Schools, Shopping! $49,900, low down, owner financing! 330-699-1585. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYRTLE BEACH, SC - $1200 PAID TO PURCHASER (per month) thru 12/09! FULLY-FURNISHED DESIGNER CONDO'S ONLY $169,900. GATED COMMUNITY~NEAR OCEAN. HURRY LIMITED # REMAINING. 1-800-382-3332 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SALMON RIVER, NY: Use 8,000 acres of stateland, 3 lakes & 8 miles of state forests. 60 acres of Salmon River Gorge Top $69,900. 5 acres - lakes, river & stateland access $19,900. 21 acres on Salmon River Canyon Rim $49,900. Financing available. www.landfirstny.com 1-888-683-2626 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3BR 2BA Foreclosure! Only $48,900! Bank Owned! Call for Listings & Info. 800-2791604 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ALWAYS RENTING? Buy a 1-4bd Home from $199/mo! Homes, condos, apts and more! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings & Info 800-796-6049 ext. 1221 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AS SEEN ON TV! Foreclosures and Bank Repos! Buy from $10k! Payments from $199/mo! For Listings & free info 800-796-6049 ext. 1237 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3BD BANK FORECLOSURE ONLY $375/MO! 1-4bd Homes Available from $199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings 800-796-6049 ext. 1279 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5bd 2ba Foreclosure only $45k! 3bd 2ba only $28k! Great Deals! For Free Foreclosure Listings 800-796-6049 ext. 1264 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SOUTHERN TIER LAND SALE! 5 acres- $24,900. Park-like wooded setting, quiet twn road, mins off I-81! Priced below market! Terms avail! Hurry! 866-902-5263 www.upstateNYland.com NYL&L –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GEORGIA WOODED HOMESITES - 1acre to 10acres. LOW TAXES! Beautiful weather year round. Terrific investment w/owner financing. $4500/ac. Payments as low as–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $229/mo (low down). 706-364-4200

TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN ACREAGE - 2 Acre Beautiful Homesite, Million $ View! Secluded, Utilities, Overlooking Tennessee River. Close to Marina, Schools, Shopping! $59,900 Low Down, Owner Financing! 330-699-1585 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– UPSTATE NY SALE! 5 acres - $21,900. Beautiful unspoiled setting! Mixed woodlands, low taxes! Own w/10% down! Call 877-912-5263 NOW! NYL&L –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cooperstown NY area. 5+ acres, stream 1400' Road frontage, near State Lands, Buildable. $12,900. Custom Cabins. Gateway Properties. 1-877-NY LANDS www.wcclinc.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FAMILY RECREATION PROPERTY - 12ac. Town Rd./Elec. $15,900. 10ac. Adjoins Stateland $19,900. 25ac. Stateland/ATV-Snowmobile $29,900. Many more properties. Call MRLC 800-260-2148. mooseriverland.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYRTLE BEACH, SC - BUILDER CLOSEOUT - ONLY $119,900. 3BR/3BA CONDO - NEW CONSTRUCTION. FIN. AVAIL. HURRY LIMITED AVAILABILITY. 1-843-2516795 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Any recreational enthusiasts dream. Over 6 wooded acres, just feet from State Lands. On trail system, excellent hunting, close to fishing. $14,900. Custom Cabins. Gateway Properties 1-877- NY LANDS www.wcclinc.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MOUNTAIN GETAWAY! 5 acres - $69,900 Soaring Catskill Mountain views, unspoiled hilltop setting, stonewalls, quiet town rd, less than 3 hrs NYC! EZ terms! 877895-5263 www.upstateNyland.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– THOUSAND ISLANDS - Unique boathouse townhome, Income opportunity. Start at $289,000, Alexandria Bay 315.420.2010 www.inletharborclub.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- SERVICES ------"JUST HEMS!" - Specializing in shortening slacks, pants and jeans. Call Diane Lucci at 724-348-6752 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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. $40.00 per machine. 724-348-6837 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CLEANING SERVICES AVAILABLE - Spring cleaning, Weekly Cleaning, Organizing Closets/Cupboards, Free Estimates, Have Excellent References and Criminal Record Check. (412) 896-9342 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DVD Transfer/Home Movies - Home Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. 8mm and Super 8mm projector movies transferred to DVD! Frame by frame digital transfers, with amazing clarity. No hidden costs/set up fees. Add music and chapter menus. 724-258-5336. http://web.mac.com/dcheplic/ –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Childcare in my home. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 7 years teaching preschool, cpr/first aid. References available. Call Karen at 724-348-5946. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- TIMESHARES ------BUY TIMESHARE RESALES - SAVE 60-80% OFF RETAIL!! BEST RESORTS & SEASONS. Call for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE! 1-800-639-5319. www.holidaygroup.com/flier –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. www.sellatimeshare.com 1-877-271-3414 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees to high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com 1-877-494-8246 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- 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.oceanfrontcondorentals.com/ ParadiseResort.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 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

CAMPING MEMBERSHIP: Coast to coast USA/Canada. $8.00/night (full hook-up), paid $2595, illness forces sale, $595. 1-800-236-0327 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TIMESHARE RESALES: Save 60-80% Off Retail! BEST RESORTS & SEASONS. Call for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE! 1-800-780-3158. HOLIDAYGROUP.COM/IFPA –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vegas Baby - FREE! 3 days 2 nights. Pay Nothing - 5 Star Resort. Las Vegas - Tahiti Village. Call NOW! 888-704-6946 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– THOUSAND ISLANDS - New boathouse townhomes. Accommodates 4-10. $2500/wk. Alexandria Bay 315.420.2010 www.inletharborclub.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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


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LOCAL BUSINESSES, MERCHANTS AND SERVICES BAKERY NEW EAGLE BAKERY & PIZZERIA - 161 Main Street - New Eagle. 724-258-8110. Daily Specials; LOVE AT FIRST BITE! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BANQUET FACILITY/SOCIAL HALL FINLEYVILLE AMERICAN LEGION – 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 accommodate 75 people. For more info, stop in and visit the lodge, or call 724-348-5608. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

CLEANING SERVICES CHERNICKY CLEANING – Wall washing. Floor care. Janitor Service. FREE ESTIMATES. Providing Quality Cleaning in the South Hills for over 30 years! 724-348-5910. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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. $40.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

FLORAL/GIFTS FINLEYVILLE FLOWER SHOPPE – Your Hometown Florist! Flowers, plants, gift baskets and more. 3510 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. 724-348-5808. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

GARAGE DOORS WUENSTEL BROTHERS GARAGE DOOR COMPANY – Second Generation family owned. Since 1977. Residential Replacement Specialists. 3526D Cliff Street, Finleyville. 724-348-7550. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

HAIR AND BEAUTY/TANNING MY SISTERS SHOP – We’re now located behind Finleyville Hardware. Hair, Nails, Tanning, Waxing. Convenient parking. 3526B Cliff Street, Finleyville. 724-348-2244. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ALL ABOUT HAIR – 724-292-0122. Main Street, New Eagle. Wolff Tanning System, “The deepest, darkest tan for a 20 minute bed.” Open Tuesday through Saturday. Call for an appointment please. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

JEWELRY

GOLD PARTY! – SOUTHLAND JEWELERS - Cash Paid (Top Price Paid) Everyday! Bring in your unused jewelry/watches * Watch Batteries, 2/$6.95 * • Located: Rt. 51 South, Jefferson Hills (Next to Elliotts Backstreet BBQ) • 412-384-8400 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

PAINTING RON'S PAINTING - Interior * Exterior. 22 Years Experience. Neat & Reliable. FREE ESTIMATES! 724-348-5731 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

PIZZERIA NEW EAGLE BAKERY & PIZZERIA - 161 Main Street - New Eagle. 724-258-8110. Daily Specials; LOVE AT FIRST BITE! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

PLUMBING FRYE BROTHERS PLUMBING - Registered Master Plumbers. Residential and Commercial. Locally Owned and Operated. Fully Insured and Certified. Ed Frye – (412) 841-6008, or Bob Frye – (412) 600-7905. www.fryebrosplumbing.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE TRANQUIL ELEMENTS - Tranquil Elements offers therapeutic and relaxation massages in my home or yours. New clients welcomed. Call Amanda Chase 412-217-6822 or email at tranquilelements@comcast.net Visit my website at www.tranquilelements.net –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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